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April 22.
Important News Item: US Postal Service Is Secretly Monitoring And Reporting Social Media Posts
This announcement will be retained in our Special Features Archive and a copy of the story will be held in our files in case it should disappear. This is easily the most extensive “Enemies” list yet compiled, and a clear indication of our rulers’ intentions to make “polite totalitarianism” obsolete.

New Articles

Updated April 29.
The Big Lie. Always full of surprises, Douglas Olson looks at who uses it and who finds its use treacherous. It’s not who you think it is.

Updated April 22.
Were Europe’s Jews Sacrificed to Further the Zionist Dream of a Jewish State? Leave it to Douglas Olson to delve into this — and to have a few words that will help you do some delving yourself.

Updated April 27.
Nicholas Strakon’s News and Opinions with Comments  

You’ve heard about the dog that didn’t bark? I think the FBI has some ’splainin’ to do.

— Ronald Neff, Managing Editor

Posted May 3, 2021.

RNN: Political Theory for the Undeceived.  No Tears for the Rich. Or: “The Democrats Are Trying to Buy Votes.” Bill Bonner is not an anarchist. But he understands the realities of political life much better than sandbox libertarians. Master this piece, and you’re on your way to being the next Montesquieu. Ω

Posted April 30, 2021

RNN: You get what you pay for. From the Daily Mail, April 7, 2021: New program gives $9,000 to cover cost of burials from COVID deaths.

If you want more of somthing, subsidize it. Conversely, if you subsidize something, you will get more of it. Including inflated death figures. Ω

Posted April 30, 2021

RNN: Taking bets? Hank Azaria has apologized to the whole world (and the peoples of undiscovered solar systems) for having voiced the cartoon character Apu Nahasapeemapetilon on The Simpsons, having thereby caused unspeakable harm to Indians everywhere (dots, not feathers). And he feels really, really bad about it.

Maybe he’ll make up for it by donating all the money he made as Apu to someone who actually helps the Indian people? Maybe the Missionaries of Charity? What are the chances? Ω

Posted April 29, 2021

RNN: Perhaps you can recall.... The Pretender last night referred to the riots of January 6 as the “worst attack on our democracy since the Civil War.” Conceding that the Civil War was an attack on democracy, lots of right-wing radio talk-show hosts (who always seem to concede the terms of the discussion to the Left) are taking umbrage at this, and naming their own picks for the worst since then — Peal Harbor, 9/11, leftists blowing up the West Wall of the Capitol in 1971, PRs shooting up the Capitol in 1954 ... you get the idea.

Personally, if I were enamoured of democracy, I would have picked the election of 2020. Ω

Posted April 29, 2021

RNN: Hunger and poison. A friend told me he had stopped watching the news or listening to it on the radio or reading any printed sources (including the Internet). When I asked him why, he said, “I’d rather be uninformed than misinformed.” Ω

Posted April 25, 2021

Duke O. Erle: What happens when a people lose faith in the individual decency and judgment of their neighbors. [We] are looking at a future where security is illusory and the loss of day-to-day personal freedoms is a given. Our lives will become even less civilized, and the daily horror stories will mount. (From Step Right Up — Your Stealth National ID Card Is Waiting, [August 16, 2002].) Ω

Posted April 24, 2021

RNN: The obvious question. It’s that joyous time of the year again when the NPR radio stations go a-begging. They just can’t say anything wonderful enough about their stations and their services. People are so eager to send money to them that they have to be bribed with virtual-signalling and mostly useless gifts (another coffee mug? another tote bag?) to get them do it. To the right is a graphic I found at the IU NPR station’s website.

As I look at it, I just have to ask myself: “Independent of what?” We know they’re not independent of the state. And they’re surely not independent of all the left-wing corporations that support them. Or the mindless do-gooder Do Bees who send them money. So exactly what are they independent of? I think it’s independent of you and of me and everyone else who isn’t “one of them.” Ω

Posted April 23, 2021

RNN: Protecting the Department of Candles. You want equity? Here it is: Virginia moving to eliminate all accelerated math courses before 11th grade as part of equity-focused plan. Gifted students — or should that be “privileged students” — will not be allowed to advance in their intellectual development, but will be stunted to the level of every dullard in the district who thinks “math is harrrd.” To parents who continue to send their children to these educational child-abuse abattoirs, I can only say, “Brothers, you asked for it.” Ω

Posted April 23, 2021

RNN: And take up golf. For anyone who believes that Derek Chauvin got a fair trial, I recommend that he consider making what efforts he can to help O.J. Simpson in his neverending quest to track down the “real killer or killers” of Nicole Simpson and Ron Brown. Simpson, of course, is a strong advocate of the trial by uncontaminated jury. Ω

Posted April 20, 2021

Edward Morrison Morley: The strange insurrection. According to the Wall Street Journal yesterday, the death of the officer who died on January 6 owed to natural causes. This means that the only other fatality was that of Ashli Babbitt. Five people died on January 6: Officer Brian Sicknik, Babbitt, two others who died of heart conditions, one other who died of amphetamine intoxication. Presumably, then, of the five, four were “insurrectionists.”

I look forward to hearing legacy media pointing out that it wasn’t a “fatal” insurrection after all, as well as noting that it was a strange insurrection to which almost all of the insurrectionists neglected to bring weapons with them. The two being held for assaulting Officer Sicknick sprayed him with a pepper spray of some sort, which apparently still qualifies as a “dangerous” weapon. Ω

Posted April 20, 2021

NS: The verdict. The Chauvin verdict should result in at least two good things: even more prosperity for urban doughnut shops (those that escape arson by rioters, at least), and very slow and careful driving by cops responding to calls in Negro districts. Ω

Posted April 20, 2021

RNN: The trial. I can do no better than enlarge on a remark made by Jared Taylor: What does it say about a country when it has to mobilize thousands of men with rifles to keep the peace in case a duly empaneled jury does not deliver the verdict mobs have been howling for, for nearly a year?

What does it say about the trial?

I urge all our readers to read Gregory Hood’s article “We Can’t Police These People,” with its sad but true conclusion that “a society that kneels before the memory of a George Floyd is not one worth serving or saving.”

I also urge all our readers to support the samizdat publications they find most useful. Don’t just visit them; send them whatever mites you can afford. You’re sure not going to get anything resembling news or the truth from the well-heeled cognoscenti party organs of Minitrue. Ω

Posted April 19, 2021

NS & RNN: The samizdat press and Ashli Babbitt’s killer. Matters in the United States have not yet reached the point where those in the samizdat press risk harsh prison terms or worse when they are caught, or, as we say now, “doxed.” But they have reached a point where we cannot rely on the established media or their on-line allies to tell the truth — let alone “the whole truth” — so we must turn to the on-line samizdat press, with all its flaws of awkward organization and presentation, to find out what’s going on.

A case in point is the murderer of Ashli Babbitt. When Daunte Wright was accidentally shot while (for all the arresting officer knew) reaching for his unregistered gun, it seemed that, faster than you could say “Little Trees Car Freshener,” we knew who had pulled the trigger. More than three months after the event, we are still waiting for the name of Ashli Babbitt’s killer to be made public. (Does anyone really believe that that name is unknown to the ventriloquists of the major media? Remember: they are the same kind of people who knew the names “Fiddle” and “Faddle,” yet never reported on them because they liked John Kennedy.)

John de Nugent is one samizdater who has dared to reproduce data first released by Redpilled Media claiming to have identified the black Capitol cop who shot Miss Babbitt in cold blood. While there are many screenshots from videos taken on the spot showing Redpilled’s suspect as the only Capitol “peace officer“ with his finger on the trigger of his service weapon, and him the only black man on the scene, the argument primarily relies on photos of the shooter’s wearing a particular wrist ornament. For all we know, such ornaments are popular among Negroes; we cannot say, therefore, that Redpilled has nailed the matter, but we will say that they have made a case that cries out for refutation — and no one that we know of has come forth even attempting refutation. Moreover, the man accused has not denied being the perpetrator of the crime.

While we regret to say that samizadat amateurs often don’t know what they are doing, the established media do know what they’re doing, and it’s lying, covering up, suppressing, and slandering. And it’s a good rule that when the damned fools disagree with the well-heeled cognoscenti, you won’t lose much money betting on the damned fools. Ω

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TLD is a forum of opinion, edited by hard-core market anarchists, that does not flinch from any of the most pressing issues of our time. We are especially interested in questions of culture and ethnicity, our Polite Totalitarian ruling class, and the homicidal humanitarianism of the U.S. Empire.

Our writers include anarcho-pessimists, Old Believers in the West, unreconstructed Confederates, neo-Objectivists, and other enemies of the permanent regime. We are conscientiously indifferent to considerations of thoughtcrime. Thus, from individualist and Euro-American perspectives, we confront the end of civilization — and do our level best to name its destroyers. (More about who we are.)

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