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We are witnessing a global Streisand effect. The more ideas and people get banned and cancelled, the more they grow. The real question is how and when the cultists leave the cults - gradually and peacefully or suddenly and violently? Recent history around cults is fascinating: https://yuribezmenov.substack.com/p/how-to-become-a-cult-leader

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Aug 15, 2023Liked by eugyppius

It's laughable that AfD are often labelled "far right." By the standards of Christian conservative parties outside of Germany such as United Russia or many partues in Asia and Africa which oppose transgender and LGBTQ+ proselytising they would be considered degenerate.

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"My systemic theses of modern politics often attract the complaint that I am excessively demoralised and pessimistic, but this view is too bleak even for me."

I’d say you’re clear-eyed and with the guts to say out loud what you see.

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We need a less hysterical understanding of WW2 history to move on from this sclerotic regime. That banning a rightwing opposition party is even up for discussion is because of the lunatic belief in the perpetual reincarnation of Mustache Man, which only somewhat makes sense if you believe he simply descended upon Germany like a storm or another natural event. In fact, there is no Hitl0r on the horizon because there is nothing akin to the Soviet Beast to the East slaughtering millions wherever they set foot and with a stated position of (frankly plausible) world conquest. The events of the 20th Century were *unique* and furthermore the existence of and willingness to use nuclear weapons all but guarantees that e.g. another Battle of Kursk will never happen. In short, the Nuremberg System—that, per t777 outlaws the political right in the West—has outlived, if not its usefulness then certainly its tenability, and needs to be abolished. The people are ready for a real debate on the reign of globohomo.

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Aug 15, 2023Liked by eugyppius

For many many months I've been saying that a soft dictatorship has taken over of what masquerades as democracy in much of the west.

Events in Blighty, which becomes more dysfunctional by the day, are similar to those in Germany, albeit without open calls for banning of troublesome political resistance; howver, our is more surreptitious-some examples follow:

https://dailysceptic.org/2023/08/15/colonialism-is-to-blame-for-imposing-the-male-female-divide-on-society-nhs-staff-are-being-told-in-official-hospital-policies/

https://dailysceptic.org/2023/08/15/put-2050-net-zero-target-to-a-referendum-red-wall-mps-tell-sunak/

https://www.spiked-online.com/2023/08/14/hating-fossil-fuels-is-such-a-luxury-belief/

https://www.spectator.co.uk/article/the-tories-have-invented-a-new-philosophy-unpopulism/

https://youtu.be/16tWTEoGKrw

Andrew Lawrence nails it in a couple of minutes.

Finally, GB News and the Daily Mail have leaked Home Office documents which are planning for another five years' worth of mass illegal migration, by which time, Blighty will be unrecognisable, ungovernable and completey dysfunctional.

As with Germany's nomenklatura, our lot are completely out of touch, locked in their ersatz world of soundbites, determined to press ahead with Net Zero, mass migration, rewilding, gender bending and an abandonment of useful education-where are the apprenticeships?- decent prospects for the demoralised workforce and an utter lack of attachment to any of the values which formerly provided stability, loyalty to one's country ,social norms and respect for nationhood.

The rot has soread so quickly, but the general mood is still the usual British grumbling and apathy, although anger is slowly mounting.

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Aug 15, 2023·edited Aug 15, 2023Liked by eugyppius

My theory is that they will try to go softly until the next election in 2025, keeping the illusion of democracy alive. They may make some outward concessions, like sending back the odd illegal immigrant, or stopping some Last Generation traffic jam protest.

Even the worst outcome (for the regime) would not see the AfD much above 20% in 2025.

After that, they will have 5 years free reign, and they will go full throttle with undemocratic state terror and deindustrialization. They believe in the Great Reset after all, scheduled to be sometime around 2030.

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Aug 15, 2023Liked by eugyppius

I, for one, am tired of people thinking I am "demoralising" or "pessimistic" simply because I am willing to discuss the ugly facts. The truth is pessimistic and demoralizing. I am not. But this point is worth discussing because I believe that the reason most folks are in the dark is not because they are stupid (well, some of them are) but because they are just not willing to go there. Many simply don't have the constitution to face the sad facts and need a rosy (fake) outlook to get through the day.

If reporting real news and facts makes you demoralizing and pessimistic, you are my kind of person. I'll grab on to your lead balloon. :)

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Aug 15, 2023Liked by eugyppius

I am not that optimistic.

A similar phenomenon is happening in my country (Brazil), since Bolsonaro got elected in 2018. The political-bureucratic elite got extremely paranoid got extremely paranoid about the "far-right", and started a witch hunt which continues to this day. They started in 2019 by raiding the homes of people who insulted judges and politicians on social media. In 2020, they started to arrest people who led public demonstrations, and order Youtube to ban famous populist pundits. In 2021, they started arresting elected officials for saying mean words. In 2022, the supposedly neutral Electoral Court banned pretty much all of Bolsonaro's campaign ads. Their justices openly attended Lula's victory party. And now they mass arrested, with no warrant, hundreds of people suspected to be in any way connected to our lamer version of Jan 6. They just banned Bolsonaro from running in elections, and the guy had 49% of the Brazilian electorate (assuming no fraud).

Year after year, people were predicting: "now they have overstepped their boundaries", "the establishment cannot just ignore our due process law like that". And nothing happenned, they were able to intensify their authoritarianism to the point where everyone remotely right wing is terribly afraid of publicly voicing opinions.

I hope Germany doesn't go this way. Sadly, this trsnsition to hard authoritarinism is easier than previously thought.

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Aug 15, 2023Liked by eugyppius

I don’t think you are being demoralizing or pessimistic; just acknowledging reality. Just because our current situation is, in fact, demoralizing and pessimistic, doesn’t make us that. The fact remains that things will continue to deteriorate due to the complete abandonment of God where we now live in a time of lawlessness and moral bankruptcy. But in the end, God triumphs. Yes, He’s allowing the utter degeneracy of our nation and the world. But He isn’t ignoring it and will end it in His timing.

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Aug 15, 2023Liked by eugyppius

Heracles vs. Lauterbach. Nice image, with or without the hydra.

Yes, the Lauterbachs can and must be defeated.

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It is an important, although a seldom discuss principle: when power concentrates it can only be opposed by a concentrated power. The good new for Deutschland is that the current "concentrated power" is weak and effeminate, a power only because the populous is even weaker and more effeminate (sorry, that includes Germans in the diaspora like me). Here in the US, the concentrated power is well equipped, completely in control of all force and forces, and institutions. Most importantly, it is vicious. To oppose this will be quite hard, and Americans are largely distracted, effeminate and indifferent. Thoughtful readers can draw the inference as to what an opposing power will need. Its happened before. Will it happen again? May God have mercy on us.

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Prosperity and comfort can cover a multitude of sins. People will tolerate a lot as long as they can buy groceries and pay their bills. But, as the bills get higher and harder to pay and the wealth gap gets ever larger, people stop tolerating and cooperating with the system. We have thousands of years of history that prove this.

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Your metaphor of a game board with limited moves is a useful one. However, those of us who value individual rights and minimal government are only really allowed to play this game if we join a team, both of which are odious. Left or right, pick a collectivist tribe; that is our only option. The best we can do is balance power so the state's "soft authoritarianism" does not turn hard. And it will harden if allowed to grow unchecked. Beneath that pile of squishy pillows that hide the bureaucracy's real character, there is a gun and someone willing to use it.

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Karl Lauterbach's stupid face poorly Photoshopped onto the painting of Hercules facing the Hydra would be an amazing meme.

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Aug 15, 2023·edited Aug 15, 2023Liked by eugyppius

I have thought for some time now that at the root of our problems is the fact that we have already benefited from all the low hanging fruits of the computer and Internet revolution. Over the last few decades, we have experienced immense productivity gains. They have allowed in the past the encroachment of the State (and quasi-state) apparatus without affecting severely our wealth.

But this situation stopped around 10-15 years ago.

In the last few years, we are experiencing the sad fact that we can no longer afford to maintain the immense weight of the modern State and their parasitic appendages.

Naturally, the more people realise it, the worse they become. To maintain their status, they have gone into overdrive mode, committing many mistakes along the road.

This presents us with a very dire situation. We are against people that are costing us dearly, providing no benefit. That people need to maintain their roles because they don't know how to make a living doing any kind of productive work.

Something needs to happen, because the situation is not sustainable.

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Aug 15, 2023Liked by eugyppius

Very insightful post. Nearly everything described in your post regarding the German political class can be applied to the current political situation in the USA as well as any number of the other G7 countries.

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