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My admiration for Trump is not diminished by opinions about his personality. Big tech used our information to control the media creating an illusion of truth. As far as they were concerned he could not do anything right. In reality the economy was stable, people were working and there was no war. I enjoyed Sasha Stone's personal journey because it takes great courage to unfollow the the Silicon Valley supergiants.
This is one of the best pieces I have read in a long time. It is also why I trust Substack writers for their independent insights.
Brilliant, thoroughly researched, trenchant analysis, well argued, amazing article. Substack beats everything else. Incredible commentary. Thank you so much.
The left, such as it is anymore, seems increasingly infuriated that calling people "far right," "fascist" and even "Nazi" no longer packs a punch. Did none of them read "The Boy Who Cried Wolf" as a kid???
I believe that the hate and pathological anger coming from the left is too entrenched to come crumbling down any time soon. Their, at times, rabid ideology, is so white hot that it might take at least two election cycles for them to normalize their dogma. I really believe that if DeSantis is elected President, his deliberate, calm nature would help lower the temperature.
The modern left’s ability to turn educated elites into robots is staggering. They have managed to makes these people feel morally superior than other folks, and now have a cult of robots who will abandon logic, decency, humility, etc to keep them in power and get their ego stroked daily in return. It’s a sick business. Never thought I would see it.
The phony left is already eating itself alive. I take solace in the fact that all of the gender-neutral/fluid/alphabet people will not be reproducing. They will wake up in 10-20 years and be forced to reckon with the fact that they are aging and have no progeny and the younger generation is now filled with the offspring of the unwashed masses they loathe. They will be growing old with serious health issues both mental and physical from their ill-advised medical "transitioning" and/or disdain for building a strong family. Everything that seems so important to them now will inevitably be swept away by serious events like war and hunger. They have the luxury at present of obsessing about woke nonsense, but when they find themselves short of ration coupons for food and gas they'll finally get a dose of cold hard reality. We are headed for very hard times that will rival the Great Depression.
The vast majority of the world's people aren't obsessed with woke malarkey - indeed, they (rightly) see the west as losing its bloody mind. They are already transitioning (pardon the use of that word) from the U.S.-dictated unipolar world to a multipolar order that respects national sovereignty and cultural values - you know, actual diversity, not the Hollywood version.
Maybe a good spanking is what America needs, assuming that our insane leaders don't try to stave off the inevitable demise of our global hegemony by starting a nuclear war. If that happens, we're all dead so none of this matters.
See you in the promised land. Arrivederci, baby!
I see many of these issues differently but your fantastic piece managed to make it's way into my bubble.
Great job overall!
Many of the things you mention are why I'm primarily a libertarian.
Thanks for this reply. It's a lot better than most I've read from Hillary supporters. That said and assuming that Bernie couldn't win (I strongly disagree), so what. The argument that we had to support the lesser of two evils has weight only if 1) Trump is indeed the existential threat that Democratic elites call him and 2) the Democratic candidate is much less bad. But your article (correctly in my view) takes issue with both presumptions.
"We were already on the path towards perfecting our new utopia even before Obama rose to power, but once he did, the utopians had a leader and a religious figure. "
To me, this piece remains the best example of that period's peak Obama worship:
"Is Obama an enlightened being? / Spiritual wise ones say: This sure ain't no ordinary politician. You buying it?
Mark Morford, SF Gate Columnist
June 6, 2008
Many spiritually advanced people I know (not coweringly religious, mind you, but deeply spiritual) identify Obama as a Lightworker, that rare kind of attuned being who has the ability to lead us not merely to new foreign policies or health care plans or whatnot, but who can actually help usher in a new way of being on the planet, of relating and connecting and engaging with this bizarre earthly experiment. These kinds of people actually help us evolve. They are philosophers and peacemakers of a very high order, and they speak not just to reason or emotion, but to the soul."
However, I think this is mistaken:
"Any white person who opposed or even criticized Obama, who had become and remains a god-like figure on the Left, had to be racist."
I don't think he remains the "god-like figure on the Left" at this point. There seems to be a real disillusionment with him in certain quarters of the actual Left (as opposed to mainstream, "I Support The Current Thing" progressives.
The left was lost from the beginning, since it is based on coercion by the state.
Sasha - you’ll look back on your days as a “commie” & laugh. I am inspired by your podcasts & even listened to your Glenn Beck interview earlier. I discovered you through Chris Paul. You seem more sure of your views within these podcasts than you did with Glen Beck, by the way (not intended as a critique). By the way, you don’t have to rush to put yourself in any boxes (Democrat, Republican, conservative, liberal, moderate, Libertarian, commie, etc.). I grew up Southern Baptist in a conservative evangelical MAGA type family & was oddly interested in politics from about the age of 5 or 6. I wanted to be President someday. That obviously didn’t work out for me. I am gay and I want to say that I had a LOT more pushback from other ignorant fellow gay “friends” about being a then Republican than I ever got from fellow Republicans or conservatives about being gay. Some would get violently angry with me for being a Republican. And look how much worse that whole alphabet mafia has become. An ex of mine is part of the Hollywood, gay film & tv - he’s a writer - even won an Emmy & I think that almost completed his life. We don’t talk often at all as we don’t have really much in common, but when things were so out of control during the summer of 2020 I reached out to him feeling empathetic of the nonsense I was seeing going on in Los Angeles. I said I’m sure you’re sick of all of this. He quickly let me know he thought it was all great and necessary and then went on Twitter to say that the George Floyd protests, etc. were supposed to make white people uncomfortable. It was his attempt at passively aggressively scolding me. Of course it just irked me, but that’s all they’ve got is their faux moral superiority and endless likes of anything with Joe Biden on it and retweeting everything that shouts orange man bad. Nothing original, no thoughts of his own, but he’s certainly disgusted that I have my own thoughts and let’s me know in his typical commie manner. I’m sure you’ve been treated the same way by your old “friends” there in the scene, too. Was hoping you’d somewhat relate. Thanks for your podcasts…keep telling the truth. Not enough people are doing that anymore.
Ben Shapiro ? A fake Trump supporter and a hedger of bets.Lol...Neo Con par excellence! Ugh...Trump had every right to contest the election and call it fraudulent!? Cause it was! Otherwise the report is spot on...
Thanks again. I've just started reading Ryan Dawson's Substack, Why would a Jewish President work with Nazis, Ukraine explained Part 1. My father was a Polish concentration camp prisoner and this article supports some of the very things he said about Ukrainian Nazi guards at the camps.
This is a great substack. But where's the apology for supporting establishment corporatists Hillary and Biden over economic populist Bernie.