The Great Russian Restoration VI: The Retreat of the Oligarchs 

The police operation in the Ukraine is at a standstill at the moment except in a few areas along the various fronts. The Russian army slowly, gingerly advances into the cities, cutting off sections controlled by the enemy like a kolbasa, piece by piece. Civilians fleeing the city of Mariuple have to run the Azov gauntlet with many refugees sharing accounts of being shot at and terrorized. The “nats-bat” fighters aren’t keen on letting their hostages escape. Azov, by the way, is largely composed of Russian-speaking easterners from the Dniepopetrovsk and Donbas regions. An unusually high percentage of them appear to be former prisoners or career criminals and their use of satanic and Nazi imagery begins to make more sense when you factor this in. This all, of course, makes perfect sense if you read the previous article on the Ukrainian swamp, but jars with any set narrative promoted by one side or the other. Make of this factoid what you will.

But civilians aren’t the only ones trying to escape the conflict. We’ve already talked about the celebrity caste and the journalist caste so it makes sense to spend some time now on the oligarch caste, that is on the people that finance and support Liberal Democracy in Russia (or any Democratic country, really).

The background of this story should be well-understood by now so I hope that I can avoid going into it again in any detail here. But, just to make sure that everyone is on the same page and up to speed, the story goes something like this: a pro-Western faction of Soviet party elites imploded the USSR. Nationalized assets became private i.e., up for grabs overnight. Communist Jews called up their capitalist cousins in New York who sent briefcases full of dollars to buy up state assets for pennies; a new caste of Jewish oligarchs rose up to rule the country thanks to the inept drunken rule of Boris Yeltsin; Vladimir Putin emerges as a compromise leader — a puppet of both the KGB and the oligarchs —someone who would be pliant and obedient; the new president surprises everyone and turns on part of the oligarch faction and starts arresting them while simultaneously crushing a CIA-funded Chechen uprising. Putin begins systematically consolidating his own power base and not relying on the United Russia party. An uneasy détente develops between the rest of the oligarchs and the office of the Presidency. Putin gives a speech denouncing a treacherous 5th column within the country that needs to be “spat out” like a “midge/fly” stuck in the country’s teeth. This is where we stand now — all caught up and eagerly anticipating what comes next.

Of course, Putin isn’t the only one talking about coups and subversion — one simply has to turn Fox News or MSNBC on to hear American senators and political pundits openly expressing their hopes that the oligarchs will overthrow Putin. We mentioned this in a previous article — this was the preferred strategy for dealing with Russia adopted by the Deep State and there is little indication that their plans have changed. The sanctions on Russian oligarchs appear to be an attempt to light a fire under their behinds and get them agitating for his overthrow and replacement with a Navalny-like puppet. Frankly, I don’t know how anyone doesn’t see or understand the nature of the plot at this point. Lindsay Graham as much as spilled the beans when he literally compared President Putin to Caesar and called for a Brutus to rise up and murder him. What’s more, the story of the Roman Senate vs. Caesar is the archetypical example of the eternal conflict between authoritarianism and oligarchy. I would go so far as to say that these are the only two forms of government and all other models simply lie on the spectrum in-between the two diametrically opposed ends.

In an Autocracy of any kind, be it a dictatorship, a military takeover, or a monarchy, there is one man who assumes immense power. He may have gotten there democratically or through military action or by birth. Once in power, there is little reason for him to leave, so Autocrats rarely do. Given the option, the masses would prefer and even use their right to a plebiscite (if they have one) to elect a strong, charismatic leader with unlimited power who can assume the mantle of their champion. Even Liberals have no problem admitting this preference of the people to be the case, and they simply resort to chastising the masses for their bad behavior and believing in the false siren cry of Populism. To the proponents of Oligarchy, the masses frustratingly do not share their concerns about checks and balances or so-called Liberal Democratic values and principles. The people want real solutions to their problems and they view (rightly) the tangled and corrupt system of jockeying interests and factions that any Oligarchy sets up (checks and balances) as an obstacle and an enemy. Naturally, they will attempt to appoint an Alexander the Great of sorts, a people’s champion, to cut through the Gordian Knot of graft if they can. If he proves to be good at his job, the masses would prefer that he stay there because they may not get another chance to push up one of their own to power.

But let’s put the political theorizing aside for now and see what the Russian optimates have said about the situation themselves. A recent Bloomberg article came out which had Jewish oligarch Mikhail Fridman lamenting the fact that the sanctions were imposed on him and his friends and amounted to him pleading for Washington to relent, arguing that neither he nor his friends had any real pull or power over Putin. Without information indicating anything to the contrary, we may as well take his words at face value — Putin’s position is strong and consolidated. So far, there hasn’t even been so much as a whisper of sedition from any serious potential contender for the position of a modern-day Brutus. This is probably because Putin has decided to make public examples of people who took to social media or the streets to show their support for Ukraine with immediate arrests, fines and incarceration applied liberally (heh!) by the police and the FSB.

Meanwhile, the private jets continue their mass exodus to Israel, Cyprus, and the Gulf States. When asked to comment on the travails of the oligarchs, Dmitry Medvedev blithely replied that perhaps these individuals shouldn’t have invested and stashed their money in the West and added that he himself didn’t have any condos in Miami or villas in Italy. He then no doubt shrugged before whispering “You get what you f*cking deserve!” while pointing a finger-gun at the camera and mouthing “pow” with his lips…

Alright, I embellished a tad on the last part. But the attitude from the Kremlin has certainly been one of showing absolutely no mercy. You either get with the program and support the military intervention and showdown with Russia or you out yourself as a fifth column traitor. In fact, many of Russia’s optimates have openly and publicly sided with Putin. These are the so-called “Putin-aligned” forces in the country and we will have more to say about them in a subsequent article.

The key takeaway here is that the almost two decade-long détente within Russia between the pro-West and pro-Russia factions has now been totally shattered. President Putin has made a play to consolidate more power and move the country in the direction of autarchy and autocracy by appealing to the support of the people. His recent speech at a stadium in Moscow was something you don’t see often from him — the last time we saw something comparable was when he appeared on stage after his electoral victory in 2018 and gave an emotional thank you to the Russian people for re-electing him again. But for the most part, Putin has not often utilized mass rallies as a political instrument, preferring to stream conferences with ministers and deliver pre-prepared video speeches. In that sense, he is quite unlike Trump, who built his entire movement on his high-energy political rallies where he would rail on and diss his personal and political opponents for hours at a time in front of a rapturous crowd. His populist appeal to the Russian people was answered in force: the stadium was overflowing and there were massive crowds outside it as well.

With this move, Putin has proven that he has the Russian people behind him.

None of this is particularly surprising or unexpected by the way. There is a natural course to human politics. Just as there are constant processes of disintegration and entropy at work, so too are there order-building processes as well. Countries can devolve into the most depraved forms of Liberal Democracy imaginable, but the road back to normality always remains open. The process by which this occurs is as follows: Mass Democracy ====> Populism ====> Autocracy ====> Monarchy.

Given a chance to vote in a national election, the people will support and elect a strong right-wing leader with a populist agenda. This is not speculation, this is simply the result of watching the last several centuries of political trends in the world. After the populist champion takes office, people, at the first opportunity, intend to transfer to him all the earthly power he needs to solve the problems that plague the country. If he succeeds in this, the people will bless him, wish him long years in office, and hope that he comes up with a reliable succession strategy. Few will work themselves up into a lather at the idea that the sacred democratic principle of separation of powers, term limits, and so on are being violated. If you doubt me, you simply weren’t paying attention to the whole “God-Emperor Trump” phenomenon and didn’t notice that die-hard Trumpers were waiting for their champion to declare himself dictator and go to war against the Deep State.

Trump did indeed have his Rubicon moment and, as we all saw, he foundered in the current eventually selling out his own supporters and giving up any real chance to leave a lasting legacy. Putin, in sharp contrast, has already taken Rome. It’s worth mentioning that mercy is a trait especially prevalent in extraordinary men, which, consequently, has been the undoing of many a great man. We can only hope that Putin refuses any stranded optimates begging to be readmitted and pardoned for their disloyalty. Mercy should be reserved for the people, not the treacherous international oligarchic elites who more than anyone else deserve to reap the harvest of our discontent.

40 replies
  1. Karl Haemers
    Karl Haemers says:

    The Jewish (Russian) oligarchs–the first batch–installed Yeltsin because they knew he was a controllable, demented drunk puppet.
    It looks like Putin may have exchanged one batch of Jewish (Russian) oligarchs for another: Chabad.

  2. Gideon Njoku
    Gideon Njoku says:

    Nice article,they are already fleeing
    Chubais just resigned and left russia.hope more follows soon

  3. Ciaran
    Ciaran says:

    All true enough.

    Putin will get his way in Ukraine.

    But he’s lost just about all of Europe to NATO, especially the countries that were in the Warsaw Pact.

    And NATO is not done yet.

    It’s hard to see how this is anything more than a partial and belated win for Russia.

    • Nigel McKenna
      Nigel McKenna says:

      Let’s hope that Finland and Sweden don’t decide to join up with NATO. A lot depends on how their leaders view Russia’s aggression in the Donbass.

      • charles frey
        charles frey says:

        I hope you realize, that Norway, one of the original signatories to NATO, shares a ca. 200 km border with Russia. It cuts across Sweden and Finland in its far north.

        Asylum seekers from the entire world, but particularly from the ME, receive transfer visas from Russia, to reach the EU by this little known route; far less dangerous than the Mediterranean.

        Since foot traffic is forbidden at this sole crossing, both a bridge and a tunnel, they arrive in Norway on bike.

  4. conrad gaarder
    conrad gaarder says:

    “Communist Jews called up their capitalist cousins in New York who sent briefcases full of money to buy up . . .”
    Never heard it stated this succinctly.

  5. charles frey
    charles frey says:


    01 A week ago last Monday, I mailed my contribution for your purchase of more sunflower seeds, to bribe your granny informers, to KM, in the form of a money order.

    02 I had not thought about the seeds since April 45, and a few years thereafter. Two weeks after having been overrun by the Red Army, on April 21, the already prepared German Communist Administration billeted us on the lower floor of a house in the small town of Doebern, ca. 100 km SSE of Berlin.

    03 Every morning, at 05:00, a Red Army non-com would appear and command my mother at gun point to follow him, Frau komm, davai davai, to join a column of German women of all ages, to unbolt railway tracks and manhandle them onto waiting flat bed rail cars.

    04 During the evenings, their passing troops would invite themselves into our crowded space, eat sunflower seeds by the bagful and spit their hulls all over the floors. They also readily shared them with us.

    05 Additionally, my mother was compensated for her ca. twelve hour days with a single loaf of Kommissbrot, commissary bread: a 7×7 inch solid and hard, almost black cube, which had to suffice for all five of us.

    06 It was baked with a variety of whole kernels and tasted quite good. Ca. twenty years later, I read, that the Red Army maintained a large, scientific nutritional research facility near Moscow, to guarantee the proper caloric intake of their troops.

    07 After your recent reminder of the sunflower seeds, essential to bribe your elderly informers, I looked them up under the United States Department of Agriculture and was astonished about the totality of their sufficiency for one’s wellbeing. It’s all there. Not being receptive to all the adds on TV and the net, I shall nevertheless go to a health store and purchase a more than adequate supply. So, thank you for your reminder after some 76 years.

    08 However, not being willing to be accused of trying to turn your incredible essays into a health series, let me get down to the real purpose of my comment:

    I may be speaking for a number of other readers here, who would be very interested in a detailed reportage about the individual oligarchs in both Russia and the Ukraine.

    I feel certain, that they too contributed to your sunflower seed purchases, since they are necessary to pass your granny information on to them: much to their benefit.

    It would be very informational to pin them up, so to speak, on the magnificent mural you painted for us.

    Who, what, where, when, how, with whom, how much and now and how much remaining ?

    Ochenj cpaciba !

    • Rolo Slavskiy
      Rolo Slavskiy says:

      >01 A week ago last Monday, I mailed my contribution for your purchase of more sunflower seeds, to bribe your granny informers, to KM, in the form of a money order.

      Not sure how that works, seeing as I don’t use anything but bitcoin. Maybe you sent it to Kevin, which is good too.

      >I may be speaking for a number of other readers here, who would be very interested in a detailed reportage about the individual oligarchs in both Russia and the Ukraine.

      I was thinking of getting into that further down the line. Starting with Chubais and then Mikhail Freedman and so on. Hard to know who qualifies as an oligarch or not. There have already been articles about the original 8 who ruled in the 90s up to the early 00s. So I figure that its best if I give a general overview of who is left and whether or not they support Putin. This will become clearer in the days that follow.

      • charles frey
        charles frey says:

        I sent it to KM, as promised, on Monday, March 14, with my assumption, that he could simply add it to TOO’s remuneration to you. May I ask, that receipt be briefly acknowledged: given the various, targeted chicaneries.

  6. Frozy
    Frozy says:

    I don’t know when was the last time you looked at it, but Russian troops are currently (3/23/2022) being ridiculed by the Ukrainians. And … Mariuple? Have you been smoking mate? It’s “Mariupol”, the City of Mary adapted from Greek. Do I really have to take you seriously after that?

    • charles frey
      charles frey says:

      Frozy, really !

      We are talking about the related languages of Russian and Ukrainian, both using the alphabet designed for them by St. Cyril. Hence, the Cyrillic alphabet.

      Additionally there are many dialects in both countries. I have difficulty in understanding some Swabian and Saxon dialects in Germany; though that is changing with greater mobility. Yiddish is an additional admixture in both countries, though more so in Ukraine. They even had official banknotes printed in Yiddish in certain areas.

      St. Cyril listened to their language intently, then invented certain new letters to represent certain sounds.

      Then comes the problem of TRANSLITERATION, ie the phonetic equivalent in another language. I thought our spelling police on this site had died out. Americans rarely speak another language, yet quibble over UNDERSTANDABLE and minor errors of foreign contributors to TOO.

      I will forever use the old spelling of KIEV; disdainful of newfangled vocabulary, however motivated.

      Ever heard of the song: Say something – I’m giving up on you ???

      • Emicho
        Emicho says:

        Is there anything original about all the drones on TV pronouncing Kiev as ‘Keev’?
        Or is it just the typical Liberal cringe at our own history, and desperation to simp to foreigners in any way imaginable?

    • charles frey
      charles frey says:

      You write of Russian soldiers being ridiculed by Ukrainians.

      Far worse. While there are calls to bring Putin before an International War Crimes Tribunal, one of Zelensky’s top men, on public TV, quite clearly stated, that once Russian soldiers are incapacitated by their injuries, they become patients of doctors, who SHOULD CASTRATE THEM.

      Apart from Talmudic, asinine, so called internal Logic, ie NONE, it is reminiscent of the MORGENTHAU PLAN vis-a-vis the Wehrmacht’s Officer Corps; itself tantamount to War Crimes. Or have you forgotten.

      Of course Zelensky’s great forebear Churchill, added, that 50,000 former Officers should be shot at random, to rid Germany of its genetic predilection for invasions. Had we not paid dearly to stop Stalin where we did, good ole Winnie would have become the GRU’s first victim for his big mouth.

      Wrap that as well around your spelling bee intellect. But refrain from showing it to your paymaster.

  7. steve proulx
    steve proulx says:

    It was a good read until the last paragraph. That was a rather poor reading of Trump’s strategy. Viewing Trump through the lens of career politicians is an amateur mistake.

  8. Carolyn Yeager
    Carolyn Yeager says:

    In the paragraph beginning “The key takeaway here …”, Slavski shows a lack of understanding of the American political system AND of the Donald Trump phenomenon.

    He wants to compare Trump with Putin; therefore stretches his “theories” into shapes that don’t reflect reality. For example

    “… he [Putin] is quite unlike Trump, who built his entire movement on his high-energy political rallies where he would rail on and diss his personal and political opponents for hours at a time in front of a rapturous crowd.”

    Not at all. Trump’s appeal was the result of his willingness to express out loud what other politicians would not – first on immigration [“the Wall”], and after that on “America First” economic policies and a winning attitude: “You’re going to get tired of winning.” It began already in the Republican Primary Debates.
    The more he voiced what White Americans felt and longed for, the larger his following grew. The rallies were only a means to get attention from the media. He was not “railing & dissing” at his opponents, but more making fun of them … in the process making light (less) of them. I wonder how many rallies Rolo watched, especially in 2016. I would say, hardly any.

    Slavski goes on to write that “given a chance to vote in a national election” voters will (always?) elect a strong right-wing leader with a populist agenda. But will they? This hasn’t happened over the course of many years that I’ve been watching elections in Germany and France – time after time populist hopefuls are voted down for the establishment hack who won’t change much. It’s really an individual affair, country by country.

    “If you doubt me, you simply weren’t paying attention to the whole “’God-Emperor Trump’ phenomenon” and didn’t notice that “die-hard Trumpers were waiting for their champion to declare himself dictator and go to war against the Deep State.”

    “Die-hard Trumpers” are not the majority, so there was never any way *they* could enable Trump to declare himself dictator. A large section of voters would be voting Trump for a variety of reasons, and would remove support fast if he tried to crown himself “God-Emperor.” Americans are not Russians, and even Russians have not elected Putin in fair & free elections (not saying they wouldn’t but it’s not proven).

    “Trump did indeed have his Rubicon moment and, as we all saw, he foundered in the current eventually selling out his own supporters and giving up any real chance to leave a lasting legacy. Putin, in sharp contrast, has already taken Rome.”

    Well, Rolo must be referring to Jan 6th. But for me, there was never a time when Trump could have put the God-Emperor crown on his head. Not in the USA. The public, led by the media, would never have let it go that far—let alone the Deep State. Trump is doing the right thing now by working to strengthen his support, hold his base & grow finances for a long campaign in the American tradition. Not thrilling, and not saying it even works well, but it’s what we have and not easy to change in a hurry.

    Rolo started out with a plan of three essays—it’s already become six, with no end in sight. Will Rolo be crowning himself new “God-Emperor” at TOO?

    • charles frey
      charles frey says:

      The vast majority of commenters, have already crowned Rolo here, without attaching a rank, At least for this particular life and death issue: which uniquely qualifies him.

      Please suggest another, more qualified essayist, who could even begin to fill his shoes in telling us here, about the DETAILED AND FINANCIAL fates of both Russian and Ukrainian oligarchs ? As he promised. Adding yet another segment beyond his initially promised three: thank God.

      • Carolyn Yeager
        Carolyn Yeager says:

        I assuredly didn’t mean to imply that the commenters here have *not* crowned Rolo as one who knows whereof he speaks in every instance. What I added is that he does not know (understand) the American political scene. His portrayal of Trump is childish copycatting at best, ignorant at worst. He should stick with what he knows.

        You and the others are giving him “God-Emperor” powers, no questions asked.

    • Emicho
      Emicho says:

      What he means about folks always voting for a patriotic right-wing authoritarian to represent the masses, who are politically powerless, is that they obviously would do this without the nonstop brainwashing to do the opposite, that basically begins at birth in our fake Jew democracies.
      Yet the impulse is always there, and the criminal elite are always wary, nay, hypersensitive to it. And if the people are upset enough, have been abused enough, bizarre expressions of this longing will propel very un-authoritarian, very un-strongman types like Trump into this mold.
      Trump just wanted to be loved like Reagan. The people wanted a Franco.
      Sure, stick a CNN microphone in front of Trump fans as they leave the rally and they’ll dutifully mouth the constitutional slogans. But how do they REALLY feel? Why should people have loyalty to a system that is not just exploiting them, but humiliating them at every instance and turning their children against them?
      We are less enfranchised than medieval peasants. At least they could petition the king or a lord. We get the exact opposite of what we want, what hurts us from every angle, and are taught we are evil if we complain.
      Trump and America has at least proved beyond all doubt that even after 100+ years of the most sophisticated dumbing-down, and scientific mass manipulation of a population in history, an anti-human leftist culture from cradle to grave, this healthy phenomenon still exists in the people. It presumably always will.
      That’s probably why the oligarchy are moving to do away with the public’s ability to inflict this longed for leader on the elites.
      The masses will play along with the democracy sham if the elites are basically competent and at least half honest.
      But when the thing has degenerated to the point it’s throwing up the Biden and Kamala, someone needs to take it outside and put it out of it’s misery.

      “I would go so far as to say that these are the only two forms of government and all other models simply lie on the spectrum in-between the two diametrically opposed ends.” – Rolo
      To me that was profound. To take it further, you can have varying degrees of liberty of the citizen(or subject) in both ends of the spectrum and at every stage in-between.
      Thinking about our society in this way would help stop everyone stumbling around in confusion, using words like ‘democracy’, ‘freedom’ and ‘liberty’ interchangeably with no one ever explaining or really understanding what anyone means.

      • Carolyn Yeager
        Carolyn Yeager says:

        “folks [will] always vote for a patriotic right-wing authoritarian […] without the nonstop brainwashing to do the opposite …”

        I hate to keep repeating myself, but you don’t know what you’re talking about. Comments (and opinions) just fly off the top of your head – which means, in case you’re unsure, that you don’t think very thoroughly about them. Folks are pretty much split between right and left, and certainly are wary of ‘authoritarians.’ [BTW, Hitler was not an authoritarian. He believed in ‘persuasion’ and demonstrated it.]

        Spain was pretty much overrun with “Reds” in a time of overt communist expansionism. Thus Franco. Since then, Spain has also gone pure Socialist. Same with Italy. To a lesser extreme, the pendulum swings back and forth in Britain, France and Germany, and in Sweden, Finland. Even the USA. So where is your evidence?

        Trump wanted to be loved, but Franco didn’t? You are full of cliches.

        “… stick a CNN microphone in front of Trump fans as they leave the rally and they’ll dutifully mouth the constitutional slogans. But how do they REALLY feel?”

        First, real Trump fans are unwilling to talk into a CNN microphone, and most any other mainstream media mic. And second, Do you have something against the U.S. Constitution? Are you an anti-Constitutionalist? Do you prefer anarchy? It often sounds like it. Maybe you’re an anti-fascist? Maybe a supporter of Church-State mergers?

        “Trump and America has at least proved beyond all doubt that even after 100+ years of the most sophisticated dumbing-down, and scientific mass manipulation of a population in history, an anti-human leftist culture from cradle to grave, this healthy phenomenon still exists in the people. It presumably always will.”

        **the most sophisticated dumbing-down, and scientific mass manipulation of a population in history** …. are you sure that isn’t “Great” Britain, your own country? I think it is – I’ve never seen dumber white people than the British. You need to clean up your side of the block before you try to clean up the neighbors’. Or, since you’re biblical, how about “First take the beam from out your own eye, and then you will see clearly to remove the splinter from your brother’s eye.” Matt. 7:5

        The only real problem we have now is that Joe Biden became president in a rigged election, along with his VP, KH, which Trump tried in every way he could think of to prevent!! It was ingrates like you who attacked DT mercilessly throughout the campaign as not being “pure enough” for you non-activist White Nationalists, who have never done a thing in real life but pan and attack those who do as not doing enough to save your sorry [anonymous] asses.

        It gets no sympathy in this corner.

        • Emicho
          Emicho says:

          1. I don’t want your sympathy.
          2. I’m not a white nationalist.
          3. I didn’t attack DT, I wanted him to win.
          4. Trump tried to prevent the rigged election, how? I thought he stood back like a moron and allowed them to f him.
          5. Oh we’re dumbed down too, probably at the same level by now, but it started in America. Being ‘Americanised’ is a synonym for dumbed down.
          6. Trump fans don’t talk to CNN? What about all those pictures posing with Jim Acosta? Are they not real?
          7. I’ve nothing against the US constitution, it’s very clever, but it’s a system for governing civilised English Christians. Not the mess that is USA 2022. Keep trying to hold to it, and poor Americans will keep getting screwed.
          8. Anarchist? Anti-fascist?
          9. Did I say Franco didn’t want to be loved? Argue what I say, not your own interpretation. This is called strawman. If you don’t understand an analogy, you can always ignore it. Or ask.
          10. You haven’t understood Rolo’s point about the oligarchy-authoritarian spectrum at all. I thought you understood politics, but maybe it was just some sort of daddy infatuation with Hitler all along.
          So there’s no point discussing this. I tried to politely help you get what he meant, you respond with insults.
          It’s pretty childish. You really should just take a deep breath next time someone says something you don’t agree with, it’ll hopefully help stop you acting like such a . . .what’s the word . . . a Karen. That’s what they call it.

          • Carolyn Yeager
            Carolyn Yeager says:

            (Mod Note: You two seem to think personal “spats” have a place in the TOO comments. They don’t. Please go find a ladies room and wrestle there, not here. This isn’t only for you two … many people seem to think TOO is a place for “religious disagreements” and personal comments like in a chat-stream. It’s not. Site owner has tasked Mods to approve comments which ADD VALUE to the site. This and many other posts fail to add value to TOO. Thanks.)


            More “comments (and opinions) flying off the top of your head” in an effort to sidestep what hit home in what I said and pick & choose what you think you can put up a face-saving quip in return.

            Here’s a doozy: 4. Trump tried to prevent the rigged election, how? I thought he stood back like a moron and allowed them to f him.

            I wonder what you thought he could do, in such a situation, before the fact? Have everyone arrested on suspicion? Who is the moron? At least he was warning about it before the fact, and was criticized even by his own party for that alone. You are one of these people who seem to believe in miracles, and that they can be pulled out of a hat when needed. I repeat, who is the moron?

            I had stated that I was writing about what followed after “The key takeaway here …” when Rolo turned to Trump and American politics, which he doesn’t know or understand. Nor do you. So then you say:

            “I tried to politely help you get what he meant, you respond with insults.”

            No, you did a lot more than that. But I didn’t agree with you either. Have you ever heard the phrase ‘Mind your own business’? Even on a comments forum like this, it’s a good thing to keep in mind.

    • Rolo Slavskiy
      Rolo Slavskiy says:

      >Rolo started out with a plan of three essays—it’s already become six, with no end in sight. Will Rolo be crowning himself new “God-Emperor” at TOO?

      Hey, if the crown fits…

  9. charles frey
    charles frey says:

    01 Haaretz is at home in Tel Aviv, so they don’t have far to go for their news, that Russian oligarchs are paying between 30 and 50 thousand dollars, in cash, for ONE month’s rental of luxury homes in their neighborhood.

    02 The same holds true for other, ie Ukrainian oligarchs, whose arrival, in their private jets, will boost their economy. As previously reported.

    03 Then we have the Churchillian champion of democracy for Ukraine, Zelensky. Bravely dodging the dozens of attempts to assassinate him.

    We’ve had reports of his tens of millions of dollars, hidden anywhere and everywhere. We have facts about his maker Kolomoysky laundering tens of millions through Optima Real Estate in Miami, for which he was indicted by the feds; we have facts about him suing a Texas town for confiscating his 54 million skyscraper; we have rumors, that he is the real owner of Optima, as we have rumors, that he was or is the real owner of Burisma.

    04 We have facts, proven by their confiscation, that all of these swinish thieves of the labors of their citizens, own yachts the size of ocean liners, worth hundreds of millions.

    05 WHY, IN THE MIDST OF ALL THIS PATRIOTIC, TRUMPETED SELF ADULATION, is it necessary then, for Biden giving them 350 millions alone in military aid, off the backs of ordinary US workers ?

    06 Why is it necessary, and how is it possible, that Chicago’s rabbi daughter Yael Eckstein, CEO of The International Fellowship of Christians and Jews, has collected, since her start, in excess of 1,3 BILLIONS, now solely for the benefit of exclusively Jewish Ukrainians ??? While also enjoying her life with husband and four children north of Jerusalem. But also finding time to jet to LA for galas held for their local Friends of the IDF. SNAFU.

    07 Who else gets the feeling, that we gaslighted goyim are once again financing their next wholesale, thrice repeated theft of the Russian common folk ?

  10. S. Clark
    S. Clark says:

    I enjoyed this essay, and had just watched a video by a Russian woman on Russophobia, asking Russians about it. After all the depressing propaganda here, it was refreshing to hear Russians, young Russians, talk about images of them (“they think we all play balalaikas, and that there are bears on every street”).
    Putin is wrongly seen as a white nationalist by many on our right. He isn’t, but he certainly has Russia’s interests at heart. American talk show hosts dutifully call him a thug, but really, wasn’t Bush a thug in relation to Iraq and Afghanistan? In Iraq, a journalist got so mad he threw a shoe at him. The point is, Putin, and China, refuse to fit into the global roles assigned to them. And they can shoot back. The globalists are uncertain about this. What happens when your beagle turns Doberman?
    I feel Putin is not squashing the forces of democracy and freedom in Ukraine…he is chasing the moneychangers out of the temple. For his own benefit, of course.
    Charles: dialect in Germany is misunderstood in America, where there isn’t such a thing, or at least in German terms. I was stationed in Frankfurt, and there is a Volkstheater performing plays in Frankfurt dialect. Shakespeare’s Viel Laerm um nichts became, in Frankfurt dialect, Viel Gedon um nix. Also, dialect there hasn’t class connotations as it does with us. Even the Kaiser spoke Berlinerisch, and it wasn’t seen as a slur. When there are productions of My Fair Lady in Germany, Eliza Doolittle speaks Berlinerisch.
    I suppose Russian and Ukrainian are different, but I can’t think they would be that much.
    re the Jews. In the Germany I knew, there were few jews left, but once it became united, a lot of them flowed back into Berlin and started grabbing what influence they could. A great many of them were Russian. it seems to echo what happened in Russia when the USSR crumbled.

    There are inevitable comparisons of Putin/Trump to Hitler, but Hitler was a popular leader, democratically elected. A case where democracy was used to bring in authoritarianism.
    I note recent propaganda states Putin, like Hitler, is insane, like ANYONE who challenges America is insane. it’s an old trick.
    Trump did fail. Not particularly in January 6, but he made tactical blunders. having a pile of Jews in his cabinet for starters, and it is sensed by many on the right he used the trappings of white nationalism in his campaign, but ruled as a typical conservative. Trump’s big appeal was, as has been noted, his telling the deep state off. This was unforgivable, and it was sensed he couldn’t be bought, and this was also unforgivable. There is a stench of sleaze and rot in Biden and the system that brought him in and keeps this senile clown in office. It remains to be seen what will happen when people realize elections are useless, and Trump, while galvanizing protest, doesn’t really know what to do with it. He, unlike Putin, has never been prepared for this role. he’s been a dealmaker, like most Americans, a sort of vulgar father Gaupon unable to overcome the force of the state. The conundrum in America is that the system is inflexible and senescent, and Trump is the only realistic opponent for now. His tribulations showed how hostile and vicious the deep state is to any meaningful opposition, and also that the GOP is unable to oppose the system that makes them a very pretty penny. Putin had no such hurdles.
    he could slowly seize power. We’re too mired in hypocrisy, sleaze, and simplistic civics-like views of government to go for power. unless it is forced upon us, as the decline of Russia forced Putin to act.

    • Carolyn Yeager
      Carolyn Yeager says:

      “… it was refreshing to hear Russians, young Russians, talk about images of them (“they think we all play balalaikas, and that there are bears on every street”).”

      I can’t imagine anyone outside of Russia thinking that; I don’t have that impression at all that anyone, anywhere, does. Maybe your video can’t be taken seriously.

      “Trump did fail. Not particularly in January 6, but he made tactical blunders. *having a pile of Jews in his cabinet for starters*, and it is sensed by many on the right he used the trappings of white nationalism in his campaign, but ruled as a typical conservative.”

      What president since 1980 didn’t have a pile of Jews in their cabinet? I suppose Biden has the most. And Trump didn’t have all that many; plus he changed his cabinet more than most during his four years. And who would/could be elected in the future who would not have a selection of cabinet Jews?? Got any names?

      What point are you trying to make? You seem to only be saying that Trump wasn’t perfect and did not perfectly serve our cause — which isn’t a complaint used against any other President in history that I know of. But it is commonly used against Donald Trump for some reason. I confess it does somewhat mystify me.

      • Emicho
        Emicho says:

        You take every critique against Trump in an hysterical and personal way, you do the same with Hitler.
        I thought your work on Hitler was impressive, I thought you admired what he did. Now I’m starting to think you’re just a fan-girl to men with power.
        You really shouldn’t insult everyone who differs in their opinion from you, or they will just come back and slag you 10x worse. This doesn’t leave you looking very impressive.
        I held back for ages with you, ignoring your little bitchy comments, but now feel it’s a public service to put you in your proper place.
        Go on, argue all you like, but do it with respect. Carry on insulting people for the crime of differing from you in their thoughts, and I’ll rip your childish garbage to shreds.
        You are typical of the ‘movement people’ here. You’re totally intolerant of folk who basically agree on all the main issues. How exactly could anything happen with such toxic characters as yourself in them?
        You’d be much better in your own personal cult where no one is allowed their own opinion, and leave everyone else here to figure out our way to the truth, and the best ways and means of furthering our mutual ends.

    • charles frey
      charles frey says:

      01 You forced me to look up the definition of dialect: a particular form of a language peculiar to a certain region or social group. I.e., northern New Yorkese is distinguishable from Okefenokee Swamp Georgian.

      02 Central and northern Berlinerisch is not exactly easy on the ears; like cockney. Liza would have to use it until Professor Higgins chimes in with ” she’s got it – by God she’s got it ! ”

      03 I never distinguished a particular dialect in Frankfurt, except the airs they put on in their Gluehwein District.

      04 We got more than our share of Jews in Berlin, an estimated 150,000 plus, from the SU. Education in the SU was totally free of charge and they naturally felt, that they couldn’t lose their educated young people, so we got the others. Very similar to the mo of the DDR; the real reason for the Wall.

      05 Criminals were burdensome to their system, and expensive, and seldom among their REFUSENIKS, ie those refused emigration.

      06 Brighton Beach, Brooklyn, experienced the greatest influx in America, where they were simply, nationally, referred to as the Russian Mafia, instead of the Jewish Russian Mafia.

      07 While working in NYC in 93, I spent an entire Saturday studying that scene.

      08 Unless you worked at Camp King, CIA HQ for Germany, NNW of Frankfurt, you could probably tell us why you were ” stationed ” in Frankfurt.

  11. S. Clark
    S. Clark says:

    First, to Carolyn. Trump got my vote twice, and I even contributed money to his campaign. I never did that to a candidate and never will again. I think he did good things, but again, he seemed to use the white nationalist idea, then, once elected, ditched much of it. His appeal was that he would take care of things. he promised to try Hilary…and for many on the far right, when he didn’t do that, that lost them, but also he was under tremendous, continual attack from the deep state. While I think he failed, he did an admirable job in not cracking. Yet, this is someone who is speaking up for the American (white) population, and wants to pass a ‘Platinum’ bill giving, in effect, reparations to blacks. I thought ‘oh, boy,’ and many whites turned from him because of that. If someone campaigns for the common people and puts them in the back seat once he’s in office, it doesn’t look too good, although it’s pretty typical. Trump did fight, but why hasn’t he come out more strongly supporting the people arrested…his followers…for the Jan. 6 riots? Why is he still pushing the vaccine? Perhaps I seem to be picking on Trump, but many other people on the right are asking these questions.
    As it is, as I said five years ago, Trump, for better or worse, is all we’ve got. The system is pretty hopeless, and it won’t allow any kind of political change. And yes, Carolyn, you’re right in that Biden has loaded his administration with more Jews than any other president. Well, it’s their country now, isn’t it? But I do admire the way Trump tried to bring jobs back to America, and I know people in the working class who were, and still are, devoted to him. Maybe if he has a better staff if he gets a second chance…who knows?
    Emicho, I’m used to Carolyn’s tartness. It rolls off my back, and I admire her work and column.
    She’s not the first woman who thinks I’m stupid and pointless.
    Charles: 03. I think you mean Apfelwein instead of Gluhwein. Apfelwein (Eppelwoi in dialect) is Frankfurt’s local drink, a hard cider, and Sachsenhausen (across the Main) is the main center of Apfelwein cafes and clubs. it’s a cozy, ambient place, away from the corporate sterility of ‘Bankfurt.’
    NYC Brighton? Also, Brookline in Boston is a very large Russian community. I knew a Russian woman who lived there. She was pretty fascinating, devoted to watching videos of Madonna and Hitler. She really dug them both. She was always planning to write a novel, but “it must remain in my head,” she said, “when a novel is written, it is destroyed.” She loved to analyze Hitler, Himmler, Goebbels, etc. Carolyn might have had a fun evening with her, if Carolyn could tolerate the woman’s use of pot and brandy…at the same time.
    07 That scene? My Fair Lady or Pygmalion? I didn’t realize it was that well taught.
    08 I was stationed in Offenbach, a community near Frankfurt, at the army post office, the biggest in the military. I didn’t realize “stationed” has some connotations. It’s what we all said to where we were posted. it’s the leather capital (as in briefcases, etc., not sex stuff) of Germany, and yes, Jacques Offenbach came from there. I was a lowly postal clerk, which I preferred to being in the infantry and being in the field, so I could enjoy the pleasures of Frankfurt. Most Germans disliked Frankfurt. it wasn’t ‘German’ enough, where Munich was sehr Deutsch. But Goethe, who was born in Frankfurt, said it was Deutschland’s geheimnisses hauptstadt…which may have some truth. Certainly it would have been a better choice than that cowtown Bonn, the ‘Bundesdorf.’

    • Carolyn Yeager
      Carolyn Yeager says:

      “… but again, he seemed to use the white nationalist idea …”

      This is what I’m talking about. Using the word “seemed” takes away any conviction that you have. If you believed what you were saying you would not use “seemed.” I ask you, Did he or didn’t he … use the w-n idea? The answer is he didn’t. He only sought to be equally supportive of whites, and of course Trump knows he is white and his family is white, etc. etc. It was W-N’s who began talking up that Trump would do for W-N’s more than he ever said or could politically afford to do. It’s THEIR fault, not Trump’s fault. W-N’s have never been of the reasonable sort, since they think they can have their own country all to themselves and still function within the world. No longer possible. Our white ancestors already gave all that away.

      “Trump got my vote twice, and I even contributed money …”

      I hear this all the time from people while they’re lambasting Trump for failing to do this, that or the other thing for whites. I say So what? It only makes it worse that you decide he failed. That’s what you said, when in fact he succeeded far more than anyone before him. These Internet whites want what they want handed to them on a platter and don’t think they should have to fight for it because they voted and sent him a check! I sent 3 checks, btw. But none so far this time.

      Well, I’m not picking on you, Clark, you’re actually more fair than most. But the telling point is when I ask for names of those who would be better, I NEVER GET A ONE! There’s no one else because what you want is political suicide in this country.

      You ask “why hasn’t he come out more strongly supporting the people arrested…his followers…for the Jan. 6 riots? Why is he still pushing the vaccine?” Well, duh, because he’s facing all kinds of lawsuits himself, including from the Jan. 6 committee!! And he believes in the vaccines, though he does support alternative courses of action and everyone’s right to say no to vaccines. What’s wrong with that?

      No one can fault Trump for his positions. If all the disgruntled types here and elsewhere would just take a fair and balanced view of our political scene, they would be supporting D.T. right now instead of ignorantly crapping on him. In fact NO ONE here or on other sites has ever made a complete case against him that held together rationally, but all we get are hit-and-run type grumblings and sour grapes. The same can be said of the attitudes toward Adolf Hitler. I react because I find it low and disgusting, and yes, such people are completely undeserving of both these political leaders who sacrificed a huge amount. Trump has lost a lot, yet he keeps going. And it’s not for personal glory or gain. He is someone who doesn’t or can’t back down. A fighter. How often do we get men or women like that?

  12. S. Clark
    S. Clark says:

    I admit Trump is a fighter, but not a brilliant one. I certainly admire him, and, Carolyn, you say who else is there, and I admit that, in this flawed and dulled political system and electorate, Trump is all we’ve got. You’re right; there’s no one else, and it would take a catastrophe to topple this system and make people abandon this holy rite of elections to begin a new game with new people. Am I unrealistic? Perhaps, but there is no two party system, only one party in line with the Jews and upper classes. People can fight in local elections, and especially now in school boards to fight back the ideology being forced on their children. Good. There’s a lot of anger; good, righteous anger, but any plan that goes to Washington is destroyed, because in D.C. nothing happens; by design. That’s what Brent Bozell said many years ago, and it’s still true.
    I’d like to see Trump create a cadre of people. As I said some years ago, a problem was that there was 1. No Trump political party, and 2. no Trump news network. He relied on the system, and that had obvious flaws, not to mention his using a lot of bad (intentionally?) advisors. Like Hitler and the National Socialists, Trump is a lower working class movement, and it has the strengths and weaknesses of such a class. As Harold Covington remarked, the great strength of Trump was at his early rallies you had these agitators appear, and he’d say ‘get rid of them’, and they were kicked out. This was very strong visually. Finally, these loud-mouths were being told to shut up and tossed out. People could see this. You got a real sense SOMEONE was finally listening to us. I went to a Trump rally in St. Louis that stretched several city blocks. That will always impress me. I’ve registered my hesitations about Trump now, but to restate, in the next election, there is no conservative candidate that is anywhere near Trump’s drawing power. This is a dilemma. The GOP, as I said years ago, was finished as a true conservative political force. Trump in effect did a hostile takeover of a dying corporation, and its executives were reluctant to serve him. Trump has an army without officers, but a lot of determined sergeants.
    Carolyn, you are right that Trump was overwhelmed, and he did fight, but mistakes were still mistakes. We’ve always been waiting for the balloon to go up. We may get a deflated balloon that sends us crashing down instead; and from that wreckage may begin a new sense and way to power. The dubious blessing of a time of troubles.

    • Carolyn Yeager
      Carolyn Yeager says:

      I have sworn off commenting at this place, but I must reply to you in this instance because you perfectly present the reason for my complaint.

      We have no argument with each other until you say that I am “right that Trump was overwhelmed, and he did fight, but mistakes were still mistakes.” Were these fatal mistakes? Do they make him unfit in your eyes or the eyes of the electorate? I think they were learning mistakes, and to some extent his personality. But we shouldn’t focus on his mistakes but on his many positives and victories. Joe Biden has made mistake after mistake after mistake, but the system/establishment (and his party!) cover for him, while it was the opposite for Trump. The biggest ‘mistake’ is the lack of loyalty in conservatives, “white nationalists,” and Republicans in general. It shows up all the time and goes along with a hatred for the collective and a misguided glorification of “liberty” for each Individual. Trump’s been right to work on electing better Republicans to Congress, ones who will support him. That’s NOT a mistake!

      I agree he’s not a brilliant thinker or speaker, but he has excellent instincts and is not afraid to follow them. In a second term, I think he will have a better staff from the git-go, a good cabinet. However, the media will be working overtime to go after all of them, to destabilize his administration. This is the real battle.

      Another area that WN’s have to calm down about is the role of the Jews. Jew power and presence is a fact in the US and has to be accepted for now. Those constantly throwing “Israel puppet” accusations around are stupid beyond belief, or enemies. They should NOT be encouraged. If Donald Trump had reliable strong support from our community, without unrealistic expectations, he could do a lot.

      What I’m trying to say is ‘criticism’ is destructive. Just consider KMac’s “Culture of Critique” and what its message is. People here should know better, but they don’t. When you’re in a war, you’re supposed to watch your words, watch what you say, do your part to help the cause. You don’t trash the one representing you because of petty disappointments, but rally round to help & improve the situation.

      But many people here have already given up on the USA. I don’t believe there’s a future for them in that.

      • Lucius Vanini
        Lucius Vanini says:

        I tend to share your basic drift. I think however that your characterizing Dementia Joe as making “mistake after mistake after mistake” is mostly inaccurate. Not that it makes any difference to your thesis, but I must believe that Euroamerica’s enemies, of whom D.J. is but the highest-placed yes-man, are committing premeditated crimes. They basically tell us what they’re up to when they talk of a Great Reset and of building back better. They want to demolish from the bottom up the America we’ve known, so as to build a Leftist anti-White totalitarianism from the bottom up.

        Besides, no one can be THAT incompetent. Most of it HAS to be intentional.

        Re Trump’s future cabinet (and I think he’s likelier than not to have another, barring global destruction by WW3 before November ’24): may he indeed profit from lessons learned from his first term–NO Barrs, no Boltons, no Pences, etc. And may he tell Jud Kushner to go and live in his own country, the one to which he’s loyal; or at least tell him to keep his counsel to himself!

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