Vanity Fair: Why Angry White America Fell For Putin

Vanity Fair isn’t doing much soul-searching here:

“The most important condition that the Russians almost certainly did not anticipate was that it would be the Republicans—not the Democrats—who offered the best opportunity for subversion. For nearly a century, the Russians have been trying to weasel their way into the American political scene, but their point of entry has always been on the left—the American Communist Party, Students for a Democratic Society, the Black Panthers, even the Democratic Party. …

But during some point in the past quarter-century, the fault lines in America have shifted. Those most susceptible to external programming are no longer Lionel Trilling’s Arthur and Nancy Croom—fashionable, urbane, progressive, well spoken, well traveled—but angry, displaced former assembly-line workers in Youngstown and Macomb County who believe their America has been stolen from them by cosmopolitans in New York, D.C., and Silicon Valley. …

In the future, one hopes, we’ll look back on the Age of Trump and wonder how so many Americans could have been so blinded by their politics or racialism that they were willing to look the other way when another country—the same country right-wingers once loved to hate—intervened in our democratic process. We’ll shake our heads and wonder aloud at the mindlessness, the treachery, and we’ll applaud ourselves for being better now, for knowing that this is not how a truly democratic people acts. …”

This is really pretty simple:

1.) First, the Cold War ended in 1991 and with it the Soviet Union’s crusade to spread communism around the world. For generations, the Russians had been associated with subversive anti-racism and internationalism and for that reason never had any entry point on the Right, but right-leaning Millennials don’t remember the Cold War.

2.) Second, Western liberalism has grown increasingly cancerous and has become openly hostile toward White America. The same is true in Western Europe. White people are now the villains of American history on the Left. They’re indicted as a racial group by progressives on the grounds of racism, sexism, classism, nativism, Islamophobia, xenophobia, homophobia and, of course, white privilege.

What happens when you decouple Western liberalism from the European founding stock of the United States and other Western nations? The result is that the demonized and beleaguered White majority starts to turn toward illiberalism.

Who is really to blame for this? It’s not Vladimir Putin’s fault that the Left is constantly boasting about The End of White Christian America. When liberal democracy comes to mean the dispossession of your racial and cultural group by a hostile elite, you shouldn’t be surprised when those people cease to care about liberal democracy.

Note: Has it ever occurred to the Left that trying to get their political opponents fired from their jobs only further radicalizes them and gives them more time to engage in revolutionary political activity?


  1. Well, Mr. Jenkins, after reading your reply, I don’t feel persuaded to withdraw my defence of my favourite president.

    That said, I find myself intrigued, fascinated, and utterly enlightened by your reply, which seems to be par for course when I have the lucky opportunity to discourse with you.

    You know, I went through some of this with Mr. Griffin, when I first met him at SNN, in that he demonstrated, as do you, a remarkable knowledge of ‘American history’, something at which, though I know much more than folks on the street, is just a part of my knowledge – I having spread myself out with European history – that of Prussia, Russia, and France, in particular.

    Thank you for the clarification on ‘the human rights people’ being just early Victorian liberals, in general.

    Concerning that Garrison received very substantive funds from The English, I imagine that this was NOT principally from English Jews, who, at the time, would have been disinterested in promoting the destruction of Southern slavery, when, as they were rather invested in both the textile and slavery trades, would have been sympathetically disposed to The South, and, thus, would be the logical basis for why Davis would think he could make a successful appeal to them.

    Look, let me go out on a deductive limb : Davis and Lee cookt up a strategery that was baset on the assumptions that The South was in woebegone financial and industrial shape; and, that being so, they had to go to someone with reserves of both with a proposition.

    Being that England was running a world-wide racket, and had been for two centuries, by then, they were fleecing the world (much as they do with Washington today) and they would be the logical ones to be able to make the investment.

    Germany was still divided in many small countries, and France, though an empire, was probably still smarting from the last time they had gotten involved here – which lead to a financial and political disaster for them.

    That left Russia, though, as they had just freed their peasants in 1861, and given the fact that they, though a very large empire, were undercapitalized, and had almost no industry, at that time, was not a probable choice.

    You see where I am going ?

    Once Shelby Foote commented on Lee, and he said, ‘Lee became great because he was forcet to take long chances.’

    And so, the more I discuss this with you, the more I realize that England, not matter how improbable, was the only plausible proposition.

    Moreover, let us not forget that Lincoln would have countered this by sending his envoys to remind the wealthy English, particularly Rothschild, that the myriad of lucrative investments lay much ,more with The North, with the developing industry.

    So, I think The North outbid the South, for English aid; and, the English baronial class being in it for #1, chose to go where they felt there interests lay – staying out of the war.

  2. Concerning ‘the equality of the races’, of course, 99.8 % of all White Men, before the 20th century thought themselves superior to The Black man.

    As to the march of ‘equality’ during this day and age, I view it as a ruse – an attempt to marginalize White Power as much as possible.

    I say this because, realistically speaking, equality may occur, briefly and coincidentally, for a time, but, it cannot last, because it is not the way of things.

    Blacks do the quick arts better – speak, think, feel, act, move, improvise.

    Whites do the slow art better- analysis, reflection, supply, self-control, design, analysis, racketeering, plotting, and organization.

    Because of this disparity in skills, blacks will always dominate most positions on the football field, just as Whites will dominate most executive corporate businesses.

    This must be, no matter how much pressure the Yankee Government tries to apply to society.

  3. Yes, Mr. Jenkins, and they are desperate, because they see a Supreme Court composed of Clarence Thomases and Antonin Scalias, and that will be the end of their century long Marxist project.

  4. They exist, Mr. Owen – both here, in South America, and in France.

    As to ‘willing’, I think they found the one who is that, and his name is Vladimir.

    I believe he had a son a few years back, with his beautiful young lover, and there may be the new dynasty.

  5. Czar Putin is, as is Trump, a pragmatist.

    His sentimental comments for communism notwithstanding, he has made no attempt to return Russia to it, but, rather, has made a concerted effort to put Russia back on the basis it was in the 19th century.

    He’s done a great job, though, the country is still reeling from the Soviet years, and it will take many decades more to surmount that.

  6. In a nutshell, Mr. Besarab, Jews make very positive contributions to business, art, etertainment, medicine, and science – to name a few.

    Unfortunately, that is outweighed by the political, social, and financial damage that the Jewish Community does, to it’s host country.

    In spite of the determined Jewish grip on the national media, I believe it is only a matter of time before more than half of America comes to this conclusion.

    Despite ‘the good observations of Marx’, he let loose an unparalleled wind of misanthropy on the earth; something which, even after burning out many host countries (and leaving endless mental and physical corpses in it’s wake) is still finding more nations to burn.

    Reflecting on the North Carolina Klan of my childhood, I think they understand this, and, as well, The Jewish inability to live harmoniously in a host culture without usurping it, much more clearly than they have ever been given credit for.

    The KKK were made fun of by those, of higher social classes, who thought they understood, but, who, in spite of their education (or was it because of it) did not comprehend the threat, at all.

    Anyway, thank you for your thoughts.

  7. “1.) First, the Cold War ended in 1991 and with it the Soviet Union’s crusade to spread communism around the world.”

    Nope, 1991 Soviet-Union was subverted by liberalism and the major effort to spread communism worldwide (or at least in continental Europe) was decisively ended on June 22nd 1941. -)

  8. A warning to the Russian gov, they will restart the neo-con quest for a military confrontation if they seize power…

  9. We actually agree 100% here. I don’t know how much Davis was involved solely making this decision or whether it was many of the politicians in the Confederate Congress also influencing his decision to wage a war which he called the offensive-defensive strategy. The Confederate media in 1861 wholly supported this mixed strategy and lambasted Stonewall Jackson when he called for a scorched earth campaign.

    Mr. Davis and the Confederates plan of prolonging the war until England or France became interested enough to interfere or until the North collapsed seemed sound to SOME but of course others like Stonewall Jackson believed that the South was doomed if it didnt win quickly. I think Davis and most of the politicians believed the Royal Family did have their best interests at heart and Prince Albert WAS sympathetic to the Southern cause however his death in December, 1861 changed all that.

    Queen Victoria was a bereaved Queen who would spend the next 40 years mourning her husband and she was in no state of mind to make any firm decision on behalf of the CSA and after Albert her ministers told the CSA {Call Us When You Win}. I agree wholeheartedly Davis was right in his reasoning and really had no choice. His wrong was not pressing his advantages hard and making the North bleed.

  10. Thank you for this very interesting remark, Mr. Jenkins, and for your admission of concordance.

    Yes, ’twas tragick that The Lord took Albert when he did. If I were not so pious, I might say something about that.

    Yes, I understand that President Davis made some glaring errors, some which he talkt in his later memoirs. Most notably, he alluded to his regret over the continued choice of Bragg for The Army of Tennessee, when, by 1863, it was clear that either Cleburne, Forrest, or a host of others would have been better.

    Beauregard would have been the best, but, the chemistry between Davis and him was so wretched such was not possible in human terms.

    I always come back to the same point – that Davis did a fine job, if not downright outstanding. He put together a credible, government, strategy, and armies, all from scratch, (and under tremendous pressure) when his opponent inherited a bevy of establisht structures, and was allowed powers that Davis was not.

    Davis had to do all this, whilst waging a war against the governors of the Southern States, something which, as I am sure you well know, was a very serious and persistent matter.

    The pressure was immense on him, and he developt that hideous painful facial neuralgia, as a result, yet, he never whined or felt sorry for himself.

    The man exerted great honour, dignity, and Christian class in all his undertakings – from pardoning those many that Lee would wish to execute for desertion, or being patient with the wives of Confederate soldiers – who were rioting,

    President Davis was, all in all, The South rolled into one man, and though some found him thin-skinned and coldly pompous, he fulfilled the role of our demi-god well.

    Certainly, he had the presence of mind to select Lee, which, though criticisms can be leveled at him, will go down as the greatest general in American history.

    No general, in the long history of American war, ever cookt up a Chancelloresville, or managed more brilliant defensive campaigns against much greater numbers and materiale.

    Davis had his hand all over that, as he and Lee collaborated like a hand and glove.

    Furthermore, when many would have broken and bowed under the pressure, or try to save their hide, Davis did not. In fact, even in Danville, he refused to give up.

    And never once did he kiss Yankee ass and issue an apology, or try to appease vitriolick unSoutherners

    These are truly great things – the mark of a great man, yet, all great men must make errors in judgement, for none are the Word or The Light.

    I wish The South could lay claim to other Jefferson Davises in this era, though I only know one who is fit to walk in his shoes – Dr. Michael Hill, of The League of The South.

    Personally, I am damn sick as all get-out of Southern Governors who are New England Government bootlickers.

    I pray, almost daily, for God to position a man, such as Dr. Hill, to lead us, our Southron Nation, into the fray – whether political or martial. I am ready, eager, and actively engaged for either.

    Long Live Dixie – and may our enemies rot!

    God bless you, Mr. Jenkins, and have a fine day!

  11. One more thing, Mr. Jenkins – our beloved Stonewall Jackson was, as one of my very elderly, and very Confederate neighbours put it, ‘a kook’.

    I say this to underline how unconventional our great general was, merely to point out that this would have unnerved Davis, as Davis was very conventional.

    I go through this all the time, as I am unconventional, and often discomfit those of my more conventional brethren by cursing processt foods, inveighing on cell-phones, railing against fracking, or calling for The South to rise up.

    People like this are very hard for conventional souls to take; and, I do not doubt, would have played a part in Davis and Lee rejecting Jackson’s suggestion, as there is nothing ‘gentlemanly’ about the idea of scorcht earth.

  12. Has the Left provided any solid evidence yet to support their claim/fantasy of Russia interfering in our election?

    Have they explained yet how the $10 million that the Saudis gave Hillary doesn’t count as interference in our election?

    Forgive me for not knowing these things but it’s been years since I paid any attention to mainstream media.

  13. Rural Texas used to be full of overweight complacent folk.

    Not any more everyone is looking lean and pissed off these days.

  14. 100% Correct. Those of us on the vanguard will always be in opposition to those who value conservatism at all costs. Stonewall had the same problem in 1861 we have now. True genius will always be considered madness by the conservatives and the conventional minded

  15. We are in 100% agreement, Davis was fighting a war on all fronts especially against the States Rights Radicals who never seemed to understand that States Rights works well in a time of peace but NOT in a time of war.

    Davis was a student of Classical History, any and all West Point Man had to be in the early 1800’s he understood the concept of the Roman Dictator and that having the latitude to act without bickering bureaucrats wasting valuable time was how wars were won. One advantage Lincoln had was that he governed from the District of Columbia which was independent of State Jurisdiction.

    Davis governed from Richmond and was bound under Virginia Commonwealth Law. Thus had Davis attempted to declare the Confederacy a Police State until the conclusion of the war, its very likely Governor Letcher would have been under pressure by the Jeffersonian crowd to order the Richmond Police Department to place Mr. Davis under house arrest. Mr. Davis knew this and had to finesse certain things, such as suspending Habeus Corpus through in such a way as to not get himself into trouble,

    The vast majority of Davis’s Failings if they could be called that were actually thrust upon him by the Confederate Congress and being in a strict States Rights system, he had no way around them. The fact that his government stood for four years and that he kept the Confederate Government from implosion or an internal coup is truly amazing and puts him on the same pedestal as Julius Caesar. Unfortunately Governor Vance of NC and Governor Brown of GA and their allies in Richmond had the knives of obstruction in their hands.

    The movie BIRTH OF A NATION in 1915 used REAL Union and Confederate Uniforms. In Georgia, North Carolina and a few other places whole warehouses of Uniforms Guns, etc were found completely intact by the Yankees in 1865 and evidently many of these items found their way to collectors and weren’t destroyed. Thus DW Griffith had plenty of clothing to choose from

  16. You have got to be joking. I live out here. There’s more lazy, republican fat asses than ever. They’re angry, but it’s because they are too stupid to make a living.

  17. Hard to believe you’re really from Texas if there’s “more Republicans than ever” around you. Unless you’re referring to Mexicans. There really aren’t that many Whites left in West Texas, just a bunch of Mexicans.

    As you say, Mexicans may be fat, stupid and angry. But they’re not lazy, they have been extremely proactive in taking over the country.

    But you’re from Texas. So you already know all this right?

  18. Of course the South isn’t occupied how ridiculous is that. Obviously we’ve been overrun with Mexicans all along.

  19. It’s pronounced “Merry Christmas”. Go on, say it.

    You might even start seeing a reflection when you look in the mirror.

  20. Yes, WestTexan, I am a Traitor to the government which lays claims to the whole world, it’s people, and it’s resources, for it’s own ends, and to anyone who supports such diabolical misanthropy.

    I’m glad you live there, and not here, in Dixie.

    Thank you for your kind acknowledgement.

    Happy New Year.

  21. Dear Lulz,

    It’s a good idea, BUT, the Russian government has been living in this reality since at least the overthrow of the Ukrainian Government, back in 2014.

    They are on a war footing, already.

    Merry Christmas!

  22. Another amazing and generous reply, Mr. Jenkins. Thank you so very much!

    By the way, in my county we have plenty of Jenkinses, and, most notably, the oldest surviving house of our county is a block and a half from my house – it having been constructed in 17 & 34.

    Coincidentally, This brilliantly restored house is owned by some friends of ours, who, themselves, live in the historick Georgian house of Reverend T******* – the first Baptist clerick who came to preside over our town. Though the Reverend T******* was born in England, and had lived his first 12 years there, by the time the Constitutional Convention came around, he had turned into a fire-breathing Southron; he advocating staunchly for North Carolina to NOT sign on to The Constitution, this because he foresaw it principally as an ‘ungodly document’ whose aims were chiefly to ‘usurp the sovereignty of North Carolina’.

    Apparently, history has vindicated, and continues to so do, the opinion his then neighbours were observed to regard as ‘eccentrick’.

    I did not know about the prickly legalities of the Confederate Government residing in Richmond, and was very interested to read your mentioning of that.

    Exceedingly impresst I am, as usual, by your mentioning of all the complete and resplendent uniforms that were left in a large warehouse in Raleigh, and which were recovered by Beezelbub, when he marcht in, in the early Spring of 1865.

    It’s a perfect analogy for the point you are making about the impossibility of States’ Rights, during wartime, just as were storehouses of foodstuffs that, also, nearby, were in abundance, as The Army of Northern Virginia starved.

    That said, in the defence of my state, I will say that, because of the loss, in January of 18 & 65 of the Weldon Railroad, not far from where my wife and I live today, getting these supplies to Lee had become mighty difficult.

    By that winter, only the Danville Line was functioning well.

    By the way, when I was a youngun’ and uset to play hookey from school, I many times walkt past the yard where that erstwhile silo of uniforms had been kept, and the by then vanquisht Confederate tailor’s buildings.

    Amazing, I had no idea that those uniforms wound up in ‘The Birth of a Nation’.

    You know, I cannot tell you how many times I have watcht that great cinematick production of the Reverend Thomas Dixon’s ‘The Klansmen’; and often feel it is a kind of therapy for me, to see a movie accurateley portray the Period of ‘Reconstruction’, exactly as it occurred – and not as Yankees, and their sundry Southern obsequiants, will have it.

    D.W. Griffith was a wonderful Kentuckian, a son of a Confederate veteran, (see little interview below- 1930) and deservedly coopted by The New England Government culture as ‘The Father of American Cinema’.

    I had no idea that some of those uniforms found their way into the making of ‘The Birth of a Nation’, and will look upon them with a new reverence, when I watch the great saga, again.

    In conclusion to your articulations about the impossibility of conventionals grasping those who are not, I am reminded of the fact that, whenever my wife and I start to come down with something, we make up an old Russian babushka’s tea – it composed of Elderberries, Rosehips, Currants, Raisins, Myrtle tea leaves, and Honey.

    The result of this is that my wife and I are never sick, which, you would think, is a great blessing.

    Still, when we tell others of it, they smile politely, and continue to succumb, every Winter, to every manner of cold, viruses, and the grippe.

    Apparently they prefer to be sick. Either that or they simply cannot believe in anything that does not come from a doctor’s presciption or not of this time in history.

    What I do not know, but, it is, I do b’lieve, a fitting testimony to the turn our conversation has taken.

    All the best to you and yours, in this season of Oure Lord!

  23. Not sure if it was those uniforms exactly but it likely was because the uniforms used in the movie were all original NOS and they were likely the unused uniforms seized by the North from the Confederate supply houses and later sold to theatre companies and such. Evidently there were still oodles of them around in 1915

  24. Wag Stop Plantation in Spartanburg SC was owned by an extremely distant relative who once served in Antebellum Days as a Representative at the South Carolina Statehouse

  25. Beware, Mr. Jenkins – as we may be closer connected than you think.

    I say this because, not only do we share markt affinities for The South, it’s culture, it’s history, and it’s preservation, but, our relatives may know each other.

    I assert this because my mama’s family, (Carrolls & Ellises) in the late 19th century, moved up from isolated Towns County Georgia (slightly west of the Chattahoochee) into the Spartanburg area, where many remain to this day…

    Have a good evening!

  26. My direct line of the family came from Eastern Virginia {Goochland, Henrico, Louisa counties} in fact and sometime after the WAR OF 1812 moved to East Tennessee and then up into Eastern Kentucky (Cumberland Gap Region) where they remain today. My grandmothers ancestors were from North Carolina, she was contacted by a distant cousin of hers doing family geneology. Her gr gr gr gr grandfather came to KY in 1806. Another grandfather according to family legends used to trade pelts, he’d go from Eastern Ky down to Knoxville, west to Nashville and down the Natchez Trace to Natchez Miss. The path he likely took was through the Cumberland Gap and over some of the minor trails to Knoxville, then west on the Nashville road and then from Nashville taking the Trace all the way to Mississippi

  27. Very interesting to hear. Mr. Jenkins. Thank you for that.

    Our daughter recently married the finest young man, from the hill country in Louisa County. Curiously enough, he possesses a lot of you in him, politically speaking. The wife and I oft drive through the Henrico area.

    Goochland I am less familiar with, as, because of the Yankee invasion of Virginia, the wife and I tend to stay away from parts Richmond north – unless it is in the western part of the state.

    My mama’s mama’s family I have tracet back to the late 18th century settlement of Galax, Virginia, though, many of them, not long after, came south of the line into Sparta, North Carolina, about two centuries back. Their surnames were Moxley, Cox, and Richardson.

    Your family has a lot of Kentucky and Tennessee connections, which mine does not, though, these days, it is certainly my privilege to know plenty of Secessionists and Klansmen, from there.

    A wonderful day to your and yours!

  28. Goochland is between Richmond and Charlottesville, there isn’t even a town in the County just the courthouse the unicorporated town is called Goochland or Goochland Courthouse.

    This common thing the Virginians did in very rural Virginia naming the nonexistent County Seat town for the Court House was carried over into the Virginia Settlement in Ohio going toward Cincinnati.

  29. Dear Mr. Jenkins,
    Now that I have taken out my atlas and, now that you have mentioned Charlottesville area, I guess we have another near connection, though this one you surely won’t see coming.

    For this we must go back to the late Spring of 1941.

    My daddy, then 25, spent most of his days and nights at the horse-racing tracks in New York State – Aqueduct, Belmont, and, once a year in the summertime, upstate at Saratoga. My grandpa a professional bookie, my daddy came by his love of the pre-rock star rock star life of horses by his blood.

    Unfortunately, WWII was raging, and my daddy’s mama, the religious and moral one of the Hungarian Ashkenazick Jewish family took my daddy aside and prevailed upon him that, by her lights, it simply was not right to be Jewish and to be living the high life while Hitler was killing Jews left and right.

    I don’t know what she said to him, but, in a move uncharacteristick for my daddy, he soon joined the American army.

    Not many were doing that, in the months that led up to Pearl Harbour, and, when Dec. 7 came, things quickly exploded, not to mention the size of the American army.

    Somehow, my daddy wound up the only New York City Jew in a unit of Southerners; people with which, at that time, were as foreign to him as Greeks and Bulgarians – only, with some difficulty, they could communicate in English.

    This unit was the 116th Infantry Regiment of the 29th Infantry Division – a unit which was the feature in ‘Saving Private Ryan’.

    Excepting the West Point officer, Colonel Canhem, and my daddy, the 116th Regiment was formed entirely of good-ole-boys from the rural parts around Charlottesville – men from families with surnames like – Marshall, Purvis, and Peregory.

    Slated to lead the invasion of France, the 29th Infantry Division did not participate in the African and Italian Campaigns, but, went to England in 1942, when it began a long tedium of training for a beach invasion, and where my daddy, whenever he had time off, made forays into the English female countryside – amorous adventures he would never forget, and which the British husbands, servings all across the globe, would remark something bitterly to the tune of – ‘there are too many Yanks and too many of them over here’.

    There are many things I could tell you, Mr. Jenkins, but, to illustrate the relationship between the culture of my mama’s folks and my daddy’s people, I will tell you this little vignette :

    Not long after the 29th Infantry had battled it’s way ashore, my daddy found himself in what was arguably the best assignment for a private soldier in the regiment – he the administrative sergeant for Colonel Canhem.

    One of the things my daddy was, daily, taskt to do was to drive his jeep a half mile up the road to the frontline battalions, where the unpleasantries were going on, and where, after he collected the dogtags of the recently departed, he would return to HQ and type the difficult letters of notification and consolation home to the families.

    It was on one of these trips that he encountered some of his best good-ole-boy buddies, now sergeants, and they had a proposition for him : could he do anything with all the German money that they were collecting off corpses; bodies of those Germans whom they either overcame, or who had made the mistake of attempting to surrender?

    I don’t know how my daddy answered them off the cuff, but, apparently he had been intrigued by their idea, and, not long after, he found a way to launder the money and get all the growing loot into Swiss accounts.

    I mention this, Mr. Jenkins, because I think it gets back into something we were discussing several days back – the relationship of His Excellency, Jefferson Davis, and Southern Jews – those whom he placet into arnaments, supply, and administration of The Confederate Government, over the protests of those who did not think that such was a good idea.

    Merry Christmas!!!

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