Twitter Volume III, Part III, The Ruling Class Megapost, or Protocols of the Elders of Taipei (Jan 2023-Dec 2023)

95% of Americans or more have no idea how their country even runs or what the ruling class looks like. Most of them don’t even have a conception of a ruling class beyond this farcical Ralph Lauren model idea invented to sell overpriced sweaters.

It’s time for you to learn.

America is ruled by what I will call the Tripartite Elite:
Non-Orthodox Jews of Sephardic or German Old Families
Neo-Puritan Norman Americans, which are parodied as the “WASPs” of pop culture
East Asians, especially KMT-Americans

Jews are senior partners to Anglos and Asians. From the beginning, Jews were never excluded from power. This was a lie retroactively written into history to justify a victory of the oppressed narrative and the post-60s Civil Rights regime, along with the Second Founding idea of the Civil War. The original power structure of the North had the Puritan First Families, a mixture of Mayflower elites and highly successful merchant families plying the China trade (we will return to this later) with support from banking houses financing the sea trade. In this, the merchants were the wealthiest, and the bankers helped place the financing. August Belmont, a Rothschild banker, was Commodore Perry’s son-in-law. The most prominent finance house eventually became known as the House of Morgan. Rothschild was the European connection, while Morgan led his domestic finance syndicate, subdividing his fundraises with firms like Goldman Sachs, Seligman, and other Jewish firms. While Morgan took the lion’s share, the Jewish firms were never cut out. In the South, you had the Cavaliers and their finance Jews, who ran the slave trade procuring labor for Cavalier plantations. The chief bankers of the South were the Lehman Brothers, who plied commodities, mostly cotton. The first American Power Structure was therefore:
North, with Puritans leading and Jews as junior partner
South, with Cavaliers leading and Jews as junior partner

And both ruling classes were of heavily Norman descent, which can be seen in DNA tests to this very day. What happened next is well-known to everyone. The Puritans went to war with the Cavaliers and crushed them by importing countless Ellis Islanders to fill their armies. Cavalier power defeated, they transformed into the “WASPs”. This is the era of greatest Jewish butthurt, but Jews were never strongly discriminated against. What prevailed was not oppression but segregation.

This is the time of the Jewish club vs the WASP club. You would have the Century or Harmonie Club as Jewish clubs, Union WASP etc. The same prevailed in the white shoe world. Cravath was the WASP firm, Sullivan and Cromwell was the Jewish firm. The House of Morgan was WASP, Goldman Sachs and Lehman Brothers were Jewish. Separate, junior, but not oppressed, not compared to the common whites. Even then, the separation was imperfect. The Jewish Lazaruses were founding members of the WASP Union Club. Some Jews were on the WASP society lists and vice versa. Think 90/10 splits. Some firms, like Cravath, were totally pure. But most weren’t. The next shift came with the age of high finance coming into fruition. As business grew, the old Boston Brahmin tradition of sea merchant wealth grew obsolete. Industrial wealth was controlled by combination trusts, which were run by financiers. In 1912, Congress formed the Pujo Committee to investigate the finance power. They found virtually every large corporation in America was controlled by two syndicates: The House of Morgan, which was still subcontracting business to Jews, and the National City Bank of Rockefeller. Today, we know these firms as JPMorgan, Morgan Stanley, Goldman Sachs, and Citibank.

And in 1912, they controlled the world. This was the beginning of the struggle between WASP and Jewish power. The rise of finance meant that Jews were no longer subordinate to the First Families of Boston at all, and Boston faded as a center of Yankee power. New York was ascendant. Wall Street ruled. What the Jews pushed for was desegregation. And with mixed marriages becoming increasingly the norm, it became hard to say no. The struggle was largely over by the time WWII was rolling around. The last holdout, Cravath, hired a Jew in 1958. In 1960, the war was already over. Total Jewish victory. Complete desegregation of elite institutions. One united Anglo-Judaic race. And Jews as senior partners in the power structure of America.

But there was one more addition to come with WWII. Yes. 1960. You heard me. Almost no one alive today *ever* saw the era of pure WASP power. If they did, they were children at the time.

The Mad Men of Madison Avenue invented the idea to sell fucking sweaters, and they were buoyed by Hollywood (perpetually butthurt). Hollywood was the den of Ostjuden who were soundly rejected by the Eastern “WASP” Establishment, and they gladly latched onto any attempt to attack their betters (who were also Jewish). So yeah. Ralph Lauren.

There never was the Blond Beast of legend. 

America’s first ties to China started with the China trade. John Forbes, of the Forbes family, was taken in as an adoptive son of the Qing Merchant Prince Howqua, a billionaire, who gave him a large gift of silver bullion after his apprenticeship. They intensified as the Scramble for China began. Dowager Empress Cixi invited Americans in to help modernize the country, to protect against hostile European powers. Eventually, a delegation of Chinese aristocrats was sent to American elite colleges. As Japan rose as a power, it threatened to take over all of East Asia. The Sinophile faction in America prevailed and blockaded and embargoed Japan. This made war inevitable.

Japan struck first, but they only awoke a sleeping giant. America won. But the effects of the war were numerous. At the same time America was fighting Japan, China had been fighting its own civil war. Qing had collapsed decades before, replaced by feuding warlord cliques. These eventually formed up into two factions: CCP and KMT. The CCP won and the KMT began the Great Retreat to Taiwan. At the same time, MacArthur was setting up a new government in Japan, which necessitated the creation of a whole new power structure as occupational authority.

This was the beginning of the Pentagon Empire: REDGOV. The KMT didn’t just retreat to Taiwan. It also began an occupation of Southeast Asia. There, it began growing poppies as a form of raising money. This drug money was then laundered through to Taiwan back to the Pentagon via the DIA. In Frank Lucas’s autobiography, Original Gangster, he talks about pioneering the heroin trade to the inner city. He went to Southeast Asia to source the materials. You know how they were flown back to America? Military planes.

There’s your black budget. Why the fuck did it even matter if Southeast Asia domino effect fell to Communist influence? Because that was *already* an outpost of Pentagon power via the KMT, which was rapidly merging with the Occupational Authority into one power faction.

So we went to war in Vietnam. 

Silicon Valley was born as a product of Pentagon power. DARPA money funded the creation of Google. Before semiconductors, it was the base of black tech research into early computers. If the power of the Anglo-Jews was finance and law, the power of the Pentagon was and is tech. When semiconductor manufacturing moved from the US to Taiwan, Taiwan displaced Japan as the crown jewel of the Pentagon’s Empire. Other possessions included the Middle East and its oil, while the State Department came to rule over Europe. Chinese-Americans are almost 10x overrepresented in military-industrial complex positions. Do you know what the number 1 foreign influence listed in security clearances is? Not Israel. China. Number 2?

Taiwan. When you buy overpriced hammers from the contractors, Fu Manchu gets his cut.

How could China steal all of our technology, even military technology, so easily?

The call was coming from inside the house. The story of the rise of the Pentagon Empire, roughly, can be seen in James Clavell’s Asian Saga, with the exception of Shogun. The Noble House which stars in it is a pastiche of the House of Forbes and Jardine Matheson. Forbes gets his silver from Howqua in Tai-Pan, Japan is opened to the world in Gai-Jin (Commodore Perry!), the US is drawn into WWII in King Rat, Noble House is the Hong Kong crisis with a shadow war between the KMT, CCP, and USSR, and Whirlwind is the fall of Iran. The fall of Iran fundamentally reshaped the fate of Western oil companies and their operations and led to the creation of the modern Middle East imperial system. Here is your Petrodollar empire. This is the shape of your ruling class. At the top are Jews, who hold total dominion. The neo-Puritan WASPs hold important positions in white shoe finance and law firms. And the Chinese control the MIC and the flow of capital through the Asian empire. What does this look like in practice? “White Americans are rich.” No. No, they’re not. White Privilege is a myth.

The common White, the White Evangelical, has a median net worth of about $25,000. Episcopalian Americans have a median net worth of about HALF A MILLION. So do Chinese-Americans.

And reform Jews?

One million dollars. Median.

20x and 40x the common White man respectively. Why bring any of this up? First of all, I value the truth. But second of all, both Chinese-Americans and Episcopalians have been eclipsed. As of CURRENT YEAR, who is the second-richest group in America?

Hindu Americans. And they hire their castemates. This is the H1B threat. 

The Jews of the Netherlands were Sephardic and their presence was infinitely greater in the North because they mainly found their way to New York and joined together with the Old Dutch merchant families and New York colonial elite to form the first New York Society.

The original, far lower intensity intra-Jewish conflict in the US was the Sephardim being annoyed at German Jewish peddlers in the early 19th century. The thing was that basically everyone was a “peddler” back then. The Roosevelts sold sugar. Plantations being deprecated is a very backwards logic way of putting it – it’s more that industrial finance capitalism was being *invented*, in the North, by the joint ventures of Morgan and the Jewish banking syndicate on one side and Rockefeller on the other side. 

It’s important to remember that, in those days, Anglo on Jew violence and bigotry was about as common as Anglo on Asian hate crimes are today. You have to contextualize Jewish neuroses given that knowledge.

We truly live in a racist country.

The WASP set was entirely cooperative with them, they just wanted them to not harbor literal communists! I’m about to share stats of how many elite lawyers in 1937 were (predominately German) Jewish. At this point, literal thousands of Russian Jews were pouring into law.

One of the first “Anti-Jewish” “WASP Quota” laws was to bar communists from the bar. This reduced the Russian Jewish proportion of test-takers by 20% – leaving them STILL at 60% of new lawyers in the 40s.

The Status of Jewish Lawyers in New York City, Jewish Social Studies (1939) Jews in the Legal Profession: A Case of Adjustment to Discrimination, Jewish Social Studies (Apr 1970)

The point is that the White Boogeyman is an acceptable scapegoat for whatever problems you’re actually facing. There was never a basis for these revenge fantasies. Ever. For instance, the hated WASP BigLaw firms which “strongly discriminated” against Jews were, on average, 25% Jewish in 1960.

oh no what a tragedy In 1937, $5000/yr put you in the top 1% of incomes. 22% of Jewish NYC lawyers and 32% of WASP lawyers made more than $5000. 104 Jews and 393 WASPs fell into the “Elite Law Partner” category of incomes exceeding 15k. 21% Jewish in 1937.

From my library, under chutzpah: some Jewish thought contemporary to Animal House.

WASPs are racist because WASP Law Firms aren’t literally 60% Jewish. All I can say in defense of this is that my own co-ethnics made a similar argument in the 1992 LA Times wrt DoD.


Whenever I talk about the reality of WASP racism against Jews (none), I get pushback from randos insisting how bad and real it was! So here you go, you apes. You want vintage racism? Vintage racism is mocking the Chinese kid at St. Grottlesex in 1947. But having a Chinese kid.


EDITOR’S NOTE: I do get sidetracked off the original point about Jews and I will probably revisit this concept in the future, especially in relation to the coup of the Ostjuden and the creation of the Hollywood-Industrial Complex, the CIA and Laurel Canyon, and the snubbings of the country clubs.

It’s time to talk about the heterogeneity of American Jewry. But to do that, we have to dive into other concepts, which are murkier to me. The previous thread had the benefit of family lore. Luckily, we still have a guide: more family lore.

It comes from a man named Yarvin.

You, young people, may know him as Curtis Yarvin, weird old guy at Dimes Square parties trying to score art hoe pussy with a mysteriously large fortune. But once upon a time, he went by the name of Mencius Moldbug.

If Gray Mirror is kiddy addies, UR is straight crystal meth. But I promised to talk about Jews. There are several kinds of Jews. There are Sephardic Jews. Sephardic Jews generally arrived in America in the Colonial Era. There are Mizrahi Jews, who are not relevant to this thread. And there are Ashkenazi Jews. But Ashkenazi hides a crucial difference. The Jews of the previous thread were the German Jews, who also had Jewish emancipation in Germany, and generally came in the early to middle 19th century. These were the Jews of the finance power.

However, there’s another group that is also classified as Ashkenazi. Jews from the Pale of Settlement: The Ostjuden. Generally considered uncivilized, they were not included into respectable Eastern society. Well, screw this! Let’s go West and build Hollywood. So they did. With the advent of the finance trusts came the era of monopoly capitalism. Monopoly capitalism is a necessity when products are so irreducibly complex they can only be produced by state-backed monopoly or oligopoly corporations: like a smartphone. There’s a problem with that, however. Absent constant competition, how do you know what customer demand is and how do you do proper price discovery? You may control the supply totally, but now you are risking it all every product release. How can you survive this uncertainty? The answer is obvious: Control both sides of the equation. Manufacture demand for your manufactured supply. Learn to manipulate the masses. This is the media-industrial complex, which is an agglomeration of the Mad Men and Hollywood working in tandem to control public opinion. But if you’re controlling public opinion for one thing, why not another? Why just control public opinion to sell product and consoom next product?

Why not rule their minds?

Why not rule their souls? Wokeness is a religion, but it’s not a new religion. It is the natural conclusion of the Civil Rights regime, which is an outgrowth of an academic morality. It is the Creature from the University Lagoon.

Combine the media-industrial complex and the universities, you have power. Ideas come from the universities and are promulgated onto the public using movies, TV, and advertisements to tell you what is desirable or undesirable, and the whole process is totally decentralized, because it is driven by bioscum signaling loyalty to the public morality. What do we call this? Many names. Sometimes Yarvin calls it BLUGOV, whereas the military power we examined before was the REDGOV.

The US has two governments: One is the Pentagon, and the other is the State Department.

The BLU empire is Europe and the RED empire is the Asia-Pacific Region plus the Middle East. Notice that Europe is always more liberal than the US and Asia is always more conservative than the US, and the US is somewhere in between.

Weird, right? The RED and BLU empires both extract wealth from their imperial peripheries and distribute it to their patronage networks. If you’ve been on Dissident Twitter enough, the BLU patronage network is obvious. 26% of Americans work for Big Government distributing welfare to blacks. But what is the RED patronage network? We need gibs for White People, cry dissidents! Well, we had gibs for White people, of a sort. First of all, you can smash the Big Government and return some money back to White net tax payers.

But what is REDGOV? The MIC. Who works for the MIC? At the top, Chinese and certain WASP families, especially former Cavaliers. At the bottom, White Heartlanders. What do White Heartlanders get? Free rent, free college, free healthcare, a pension, job training, and a ticket into subcontracting. Subcontracting and resource extraction is where the money is. The RED government owns or goes to war for mineral and resource rights around the world, then it subcontracts the business back to Fu Manchu and his Big Defense. But in turn, those contracts get split up. A veteran gets a clearance, leaves the military, and starts a small business. That small business can apply to Federal Biz Ops, an arcane system only the initiated (former RED men) understand. These contracts and subcontracts are worth hundreds of thousands, if not millions. The ruling classes of the two governments are therefore two slices of the ruling ethnicities of the united American Empire, which is like two Empires joined at the hip. Moldbug calls the rulers of the REDGOV Optimates and the BLUGOV Brahmin.

Which one is the High-Low Alliance against the Middle? Obviously the BLU, right? After all, they are led by Brahmin to take tax dollars and give it to welfare clients who really are utter scum. And the RED is the elitist educated… suburbs? Except that doesn’t win elections. Hm. Well, we know how Trump won! He was a man of the people who rallied the working class to overthrow the Swamp! And we know how Bush won! He was a folksy Texas cowboy (descended from a Puritan Continental Army Captain) you could have a beer with! And we know how Reagan won! He was a straight shooter the average Joe could talk to as opposed to those overeducated elites. And we know how Nixon won! Remember, the press is the enemy! Stand up for Joe Dirt against them!


They’re both High-Low alliances. Whoever can successfully mobilize their High and Low simultaneously wins office. Then they loot the public purse to secure funds for their patronage network. The Iraq War was patronage, at the cost of a few thousand CHUD lives. Sorry. Moldbug also calls the governments the Inner Party (BLU) and the Outer Party (RED). In the end, the Washington Generals of REDGOV always job. And why? Because BLU writes history and narrative and morality, and it says you are the bad guys and you lose.

The Blue Government

Have you noticed the hundreds of infographs floating around /pol/ claiming the Rothschilds run every Central Bank in the world? Curiously, this never shows up on the P&L statements of the German Jewish banks, either Goldman or the original Rothschild boutique. And there are, in the last decade alone, several books outlining the power and structure of the House of Morgan and the Morgan finance trust system and their finance power. You know who rarely gets named? Rockefeller. Come on. Think about. How much is the name Rockefeller mentioned on /pol/ compared to others?

You know the answer. I told you in 1912, two finance syndicates ruled the world. But I never told you who won, did I?


I think this answers that question. Who’s at the top of our previously linked honest government chart? The foundations. The oldest power foundation? Rockefeller. The foundations run the university, and through public morality, control media and leash RED.

Of course, RED is usually happy to lose. Made Men in the BLU empire get… tenure. At best. Most of them get government jobs that pay 40k-60k, and because most government jobs are NGO subcontracts, can be fired at-will. And to earn them, you need to put in ten years of activism. Made Men in the RED empire are all millionaires. They get to grill, enjoy their WASP wives, and think about the Good Old Days.

Losing is a profitable business. Especially when winning means damnatio memoriae. Just shut up and grill. One of the oldest pieces of Dissident literature, outlining what we might call “Deep Politics” is allegedly a letter from a Rothschild to his heir, outlining the use of finance, psywar, and force to control a vast empire.

In Intelligence, we call this a “limited hangout”. Another piece of Dissident literature? Conveniently, a pamphlet on how the Deep State and finance power works leaked, oops, by being lost on a printer in a defense contractor.

You’ll notice a pattern. Of course, at the end of the day, it’s all one ruling class. As Moldbug said, 16 years ago, open war within the ruling class would be totally abhorrent. It would split the country in two. It would kill millions. Reform is necessary. But not revolution.

Does reform ever come? Now onto the structure of the two GOVs. The structure of the BLUGOV is Bioleninism. It is a decentralized form of governance by which bioscum are uplifted into positions beyond their capabilities in order to ensure their loyalty, coordinated by morality.…Moldbug would call this Anglo Communism, and it is the aftermath of the Frankfurt School, Gramsci, and Cultural Marxism. Gramsci’s dream was a world where everyone worked for the government manufacturing cultural power. That sounds… suspiciously accurate. None of that sounds Anglo to me, but Moldbug would pin the implementation on the Fabians, which was unfortunately Anglo to its core. Who is responsible? The designer of the gun, or the man who pulls the trigger?

Well, why’d you call it the Cathedral, not the Synagogue, Moldbug? So what’s the structural principle of REDGOV? They call it “Mission Command”. I love Mission Command. The REDGOV is a series of pyramids stacked fractally into larger pyramids. Each pyramid is led by an authoritarian leader, but each pyramid is a cell. The cells are independent but hierarchically organized. The top brass sets a goal, then each organization splits it into smaller goals which individual units have autonomy to execute. Cells do not know what’s going on tactically, but it forms into one strategic vision. Does this sound familiar? It may sound like a government which exists in the real world. China. China has regional and local Communist parties which are all autonomously trying to complete their Big Plan and working to subcontract business out to do so. If the BLUGOV is Anglo Communism, then the REDGOV is Leninist. The REDGOV is Soviet Communism.

You have two governments and they’re both Communist. MAGA Communism is just an administrative reform.

Inside the US are two wolves… Communism is a response to the needs of monopoly capitalism. Because monopolies need state backing, the state must enter and control the economy somehow. You can either do this in a centralized or decentralized way. Anglo or Soviet communism. The Pentagon is a planned economy. So where does that leave us?

Communism is collapsing. The US is on its last legs. So is China.

The wheel of time turns, and another great cycle comes to a close. As the wheel of time turns, great families are made or ground to dust. Ancient dynasties rise, fall, and rise again. Once, the Borgias were humble barons (of partial Jewish ancestry, like almost all Spanish noble families). They maneuvered to control the Papacy. They fell. Then a long, long time later, a Borgia rose again.

He was elected President of Ecuador in 1988. The Sun family ruled one of the Three Kingdoms, only to meet defeat. One of them escaped to found a village. Sima Yi slaughtered the whole Cao dynasty save a few survivors. Nearly two thousand years later, Sun Yat-Sen comes from that village. The Qings name a Cao to power. When Qing falls, in part, the Three Kingdoms conflict is relitigated. And who wins? Neither. But Zhu Rongji ends up as one of the premiers of the People’s Republic of China. And Zhu is of the Ming Dynasty.

Looks like the Han loyalists beat the Manchu traitors in the end! The conflict between BLU and RED may sound very familiar. BLU uses writing and public morality to rule, RED uses hard power.

BLU is priests and RED is warriors. Those that fight, those who pray, and those who labor. You, probably, are those who labor. But when the cycle grinds to its end, the sword is mightier than the pen.

Anon, do you believe you truly are of spiritual nobility? Deserving to rule? Then gird yourself for war and take the sword.

The ink of the Book of the Black Nobility is blood. If you’ve enjoyed this thread, why not take some of the original NRx canon with you?

Spandrell’s whole corpus is now available on Amazon for a modest price, and it is very practical as a tool to gain power, similar to the Dictator’s Handbook.

I think it’s time to talk about Boba Liberals and the Chinese Ordeal of Civility. But to explain that, and the long, strange history of Chinese-Americans, we have to talk about *why* the Hart-Cellar was passed. Let’s start at the beginning. America’s involvement in the Far East begins with one man: John Forbes, founder of the Forbes family. As a teen, he sails to China and is adopted as a son by Prince Howqua, master of the Qing trade monopolies and the wealthiest man in the world. This is fictionalized in Tai-Pan. The China trade makes the Forbes family very rich. It makes the Boston Brahmins very rich. It draws wider and wider circles into China. August Belmont, the Rothschild banker in America, was married to Commodore Perry’s daughter. Commodore Perry opens up Japan. America prospers in the East, creating a whole proto-WASP subculture: The Old China hands. These were merchants, diplomats, and missionaries who spent years and years living in China. The US also sent military and technical experts to modernize Qing. This is the prologue. This is where it all starts.

We can divide Chinese immigration into 3 waves.

1. The Gold Rush
2. “Hart-Celler”

You can clearly see 3 waves, with the last boom starting recently. But the Hart-Celler wave starts… 20 years prior to Hart-Celler.


The Gold Rush Chinese and their descendants are small in number and largely insignificant today. But they have historical interest as part of the reason why America clamped down its borders in the first place.

The Crusade of John B Trevor. Growing up, I was taught in school that the Chinese Exclusion Act was one of the original sins of the Blond Beast WASP Establishment against DIEversity. I was astonished to learn how reasonable and measured the arguments were. To wit, perhaps these Ostjuden or Chinese might be capable of civilization or even a very fine one. But it would cease to be the Anglo-Nordic civilization the Founders bequeathed to their descendants and would become something new and alien. Perhaps you could call it Sino-Judaic. This did not last. In the late 1940s, the old WASPy Republican was stirring again after a long suppression by FDR. It wanted to pass policy. And what policies did it want to pass?


UNLIMITED CHINESE IMMIGRATION You may ask why. There are a few reasons. First of all, the KMT and its arms were an integral part of the new Pentagon empire and its power structure.

Secondly, and relatedly, China was one of the key fronts of the Cold War. And this fact grew even more pressing in Republican minds with the fall of Chiang Kai-Shek and the Great Retreat. But lastly, many of these WASP elites came from Old China hand families. They grew among in the glittering palaces of the Great Qing. And they felt an affection for these distressed Chinese.

The Anglo easily accepts others into its ingroup. These main motivations can be seen in two main figures of the movement: Charles Kersten and Walter Judd. Kersten was a Cold Warrior and Judd was an Old China Hand.

At the same time, the German Jews felt very guilty about what had happened to the Ostjuden. A bargain was struck within the elite. The German Jews could take in their shtetlbilly cousins and the WASP elite would bring in the Chinese. It would all be funded with MIC money and run by spook front organizations. These two fronts were funded in THE SAME BILLS. Not for nothing do I say Jews and Chinese in America are racial allies and have been so since the beginning.

The schemes paid off. Starting in 1948, the USG used a mixture of congressional bills, executive actions, and CIA assisted illegal immigration to bring them in. Every year they would rotate between one of these types of actions to bring more immigrants. It worked. By 1953, the US had brought in almost ten thousand East Asians and more than thirty thousand “fellow Whites”.

But it was not enough. Luckily for them, Eisenhower was elected. The Southern Democrats were against all of this nonsense and a substantial force in the Democrats. But Eisenhower was a Republican and onboard with the plans of the GOP Establishment.

So in 1953, the US passed the Refugee Relief Act.

TWO HUNDRED THOUSAND NON-QUOTA IMMIGRANTS The floodgates, already leaky, had been busted right open. For the rest of the 1950s, the government would, by fiat, mint thousands upon thousands of new Hart-Celler Americans every year. Mission accomplished for the Northeast Establishment. But there is nothing so permanent as a temporary solution. By 1959, the government had been arbitrarily making new citizens for a whole decade. While effective, this was also faintly ridiculous and sooner or later, the public would notice. The CIA shut down the ARCI. It was time for a permanent solution. What was in the way? Captain Trevor’s brainchild: the Quota system, still technically the law of the land, standing firm to keep America Anglo-Nordic.

The Deep State spun into action. The NYTimes began running propaganda articles painting Chinese as the “Model Minority”. In fact, they were not a minority at all. They are your fellow Whites, White man. And to hammer the point, the US gave Chinese “Most Preferred” immigrant status, alongside Europeans. This worked. Isolation indices, a measure of residential segregation and redlining, fell from 52 to 18 for Chinese by 1970. After all, while your HOA may want to keep those dusky fellows out, why exclude your Fellow Whites? This changed public opinion for the ultimate triumph: formalizing the informal quota exceptions. Hart-Cellar.

Have you ever asked why such a “racist country” would pass a radical immigration bill like Hart-Celler? Because it was already elite consensus and the informal reality. The Hart-Celler act formalized the Chinese-and-Jewish exception to racial quotas. While most in our sphere think this began true universal immigration, this is not true.

You can see immigrants really balloon after the 1980s.


The “brown” immigration to the US really takes off in 1986, with Reagan’s IRGC.

I actually have no idea what bargain was struck here, nor any reasons, but Ted Kennedy, Reagan, and Bush the Elder were all involved.

Indian Population

The Chinese also have their own post-IRGC boom, amounting to about half of Chinese-Americans today. So what does this have to do with the ordeal of civility? And what is the ordeal of civility? And what is a Boba liberal?

Oftentimes, annoying Jewish and Asian liberals will talk about being excluded from the WASP society of the Blond Beast Frats.

This is cope. Modern Anglo (post-Anglo?) civilization is the *least* racist civilization to ever exist.

To a large extent, indeed, an overwhelming extent, the real conflicts of the ordeal of civility were and remain *intra-ethnic*. It was not WASPs but German Jews that coined the k slur, meaning circle. It was a jab at shtetlbilly illiteracy. Indeed, a lot of German Jew critiques make a lot of sense to me seeing Ukraine, Zelensky, and Azov.

Different time, same people, same behaviors. Ostjuden were ostracized from German Jewish country clubs and German Jewish institutions. The quotas were made to keep Ostjuden out and were more than generous enough for the German Jews. Coops had exemptions to their Jewish exclusion clauses for the Old One Hundred. At the same time, the German Jews felt an ambivalent responsibility and affinity towards their poor cousins. They spent a great deal of treasure and time trying to help them.

The best ordeal of civility jokes are intra-ethnic. The ordeal of civility is a double exclusion. It is ostensibly being accepted in society and yet, despite this, constantly having reminders of your own alienness. And it is also a reminder of your alienation, being partially assimilated to the majority, from the Old Country. The country Jew is embarrassed to have his feet up on the train. He feels he has shamed the Jews and proven the unassimilated, rude stereotypes about hick Jews. But when he discovers Monsieur le Baron is a Jew, he is relieved. His brother will understand. He puts his feet up. But this, in turn, is a shameful thing for the assimilated Jew. He is ashamed and sees his own alienation from Jewish identity when he has to ask a hick when Yom Kippur is. And he is mortified when the hick puts his legs up in response. Deep down, is he the same? Is he just playacting his culture, the only one he has known? Is he doomed to be a LARPer of an alien culture with no authentic roots? The gesture of familiarity asserts a fundamental kinship and sameness beneath the mask. So many of these disputes revolve around manners and food for a reason. Both are simple, both are largely trivial, but both are also deep and largely unchangeable. The Jewish obsession over kosher, pork, and Hydrox vs Oreo is because these are the little reminders of difference. And not knowing Hebrew, not practicing kosher beyond not eating pork n oreos, Hanukkah being knockoff Christmas and not a real major Jewish holiday – these are reminders of one’s alienation from the perceived authentic native Jewish identity. Panda Express is Hydrox for Chinese people. Real Chinese do not fucking care.

Crazy Rich Asians is the ordeal of civility movie for Chinese, like Woody Allen. It’s boorish because Bobas are boorish. Crazy Rich Asians is an expression of a hope of belonging. Of being rich and Asian in a culture where that is totally secure and normal. That’s why it makes no sense to real Chinese. And of course they set it in Singapore. Of course. Not the US. When the Ostjuden made their slanderous stereotypes of WASPs, they were drawing not from nice, fluffy Unitarian Universalist WASPs, but archly self-superior, Nietzsche reading, Hitler supporting German Jews. And then they project it into WASPs. They have to do this because doing otherwise would admit their differences from their assimilated kin. It would acknowledge the double alienation. Neither fish nor fowl, but a stranger on a journey, home in no land. Boba Liberal ideas about WASPs are just garbled together from their perceptions about *me*. KMT Americans. And this intra-ethnic neurosis and resentment becomes hatred of (wholly innocent) White people for their privilege. The only privilege your average White has is fitting in. Your average White does not get referred Old Boys network opportunities from school onwards through their prestigious career. I do. And the idea of Whites being elite while being freed from grind doesn’t apply to most of them either (nor is it salient). But it applies to me. Nice parents who don’t beat you and speak English. All a bunch of concerns that matter vis-a-vis ASIANESS not Whites. Whites are thrilled by multilingual life. Whites are not caught between prestige/grind tradeoffs (they chase fulfillment, not prestige). Bobas love Taiwan, home of… Boba tea. I know Taiwan is fake because my family literally invented it for political reasons.

The biggest Taiwanese cookbook was written by a White guy. QED. The three waves of Jewish immigration, Sephardic, German, and Ostjuden, map onto Gold Rush, KMT/Hart-Celler, and IRCA.

I cringe when my fellow “Asians” talk to me about the struggle. So where does this leave us?

10-20% of new US hires at Bulge Bracket banks of high finance are H1B.

The real original sin of the Hart-Celler Sino-Judaic regime haunts it. And as I contemplate being replaced by an alien culture, my heart bleeds for Captain Trevor.


My people architected Hart-Celler and systemically persecuted every opponent of the China Lobby as Communists using McCarthy’s HUAC (many were actually Communists), the country has been cursed for it, and Indians are taking our jobs using the rules we made. Seal the borders.

HUAC managed to suppress this book for 14 years. Why would HUAC suppress a book about Chinese people? Think about it.

Picking up from this thread because I was dissatisfied with my treatment of the Ordeal of Civility itself. Today I will discuss Talmudification, waves of elite culture, and why the Alt-Right is both literally and spiritually a Jewish Reactionary movement.

First, let’s get some operating definitions of what is a WASP.

1. Literally White Anglo-Saxon Protestant. This is usually used to denote the bulk of the founding stock population and has a meaning similar to “Amerikaner”. This is not a definition I generally use, but is common. 

2. WASP as the successor elite culture that formed after the Civil War through the accord of the victorious Puritans and the Cavaliers that joined them (some Cavaliers continue unassimilated as Southern elite frat culture). This is the culture of Unitarian Ultra-Protestantism. These WASPs, as a historical cultural phenomenon and population, are the basis of the WASP mythos, the men behind the myth. These are a blend of the twin Normans of America (Puritans/Cavaliers), the Old Dutch, and German Jews. 

3. The WASP Phantasm. The WASP in cultural memory. Whenever someone invokes preppy, the Blond Beast, the Aspen Ski jerk, or that whole set of tropes, they are engaging with the WASP mythos. And it is fundamentally a perception. This is not WASPs as they are or were, but WASPs as first the Ostjuden and now the Chinese perceive them. The assimilating populations draw a vector towards – not the majority – but their assimilated cousins. And that vector is used to define WASP.

blue dot is WASP and I never labeled that originally

With the Jews, they self-perceived as small, swarthy, and ugly. So WASPnes became an idea of being tall, beautiful, blond, and athletic. Along with this, they incorporated their experiences interacting with WASPness VIS-VIS German Jewish interlocutors. WASPs are arrogant dicks because German Jews are archly self-superior. And especially so in their main interactions with Ostjuden: condescending charity and exclusion from country clubs.

Our poor, dear cousins. What defines an ordeal of civility vs mere racism? Racism is a single exclusion. The host population dislikes or disdains the outsiders. This is why Irish don’t have ordeal of civility dynamics – they didn’t have clout or power. Irish intellectuals may think it, but can’t act. The ordeal of civility is a double exclusion. It is the feeling of being an outsider-insider. It is being in all respects accepted and welcome but still feeling apart. And to explain this, you project onto the host, especially hatred onto the host. Two pundits are currently, publicly, undergoing their own ordeals of civility: Richard Hanania and Ben Shapiro. And they each are expressing different sides of the double exclusion and the double effect. One side is the feeling of exclusion from the dominant culture despite not being excluded. Ben Shapiro is wealthy. Ben Shapiro is influential. Legions of White Boomers hang on his every word. Yet he is discontent. Why? Because when he looks in the mirror, he sees a Jew in particular, alien Jewishness. Or worse, he sees the horrific WASP Blond Beast in Cossack attire come to ravage his sister (and she like??).

So he invents a lurking, latent anti-Semitism in history’s most philosemitic nation. The mind must contrive an explanation for its own feelings of inadequacy and exclusion, so it invents that the majority is excluding it, that they are repressing a deep anti-Semitism. The other action is a pull, and it attempts to flatten the difference. This is Freudian psychology with its supposition that everyone has an inner id, or Yid. And that Yid has to be suppressed by everyone lest it flip a table. So gentile and Jew are really the same deep down. And that’s Hanania. Hanania respects all the etiquette norms and beliefs of polite WASP-Sino-Judaic society. In fact, he is more reasonable than even the reasonable insiders. He is a consummate “good arguer”. He is a “smart guy” (much like sane Shapiro’s facts and logic). But while the public self tries to conform to a picture perfect way, Hanania produces an intellectual output in his shadow: Richard Hoste.

Hoste is a racist. A big, bad, nasty racist! Hoste is a racist and Hanania is not. Or is he? Isn’t Hanania still HBD? Does he refute any factual axioms of racist ideology? He does not.

Freud dressed up the Yid as the Id to smuggle him into polite society. Hanania dresses up Hoste so he can smuggle racism in. This flattening of difference happens so the outsider no longer perceives a difference with the insider because it has been abolished.

The aim is not just to reveal everyone’s hidden Yid or racism, but to IMPLANT said racism, so as to smooth out the divide. The ordeal of civility is thus a dialectic, a signal-countersignal-countercountersignal spiral, that reconciles the newcomer and the outsider to the inside to form a syncretic culture, and it only occurs when the newcomer has some form of power or influence. So what was the effect of the Jewish Ordeal of Civility? I’m sure we’ve all seen the Woody Allen WASP dinner vs Jew dinner scene. The Jewish dinner is argumentative and uncivil but intellectual. The WASP dinner is polite but sterile and boring. How do you succeed at a debutante ball or a dinner party or a fox hunt today? Obviously the most intellectually interesting person wins. Jewish norms have been poured INTO WASP forms. The content of the Jew dinner debate with the form of the WASP dinner. And that’s Hanania is trying to do with his affect, consciously or not. He wants to be the Harvard professor, solemnly and academically lecturing, but instead of talking about a monograph on Near Eastern Trade 453-632AD, it’s about racism and why it’s okay to glass Palestine. What happened was the Talmudification of WASP culture. Nothing is sacred. Everything is subject to debate, even God’s laws. Let’s explore all subjects in a scholarly way. And let’s be damn polite about it. And Americans are a Chosen People, God’s beloved Israel. Hence the joke in Tablet, which is barely a joke: How wonderful it is an American Jew and doubly chosen. The Talmudification of the American elite is so complete that Americans are OFFENDED if American elites, especially professors, the keepers of our sacred flame, fail to dispute and argue everything in a reasonable way and engage in proper Talmud study. Only progressives can accept, even just in principle, the idea of a professor as an idealogue and moral firebrand – a theologian. And truebred WASPs are even angrier than normal Americans. The idea of Harvard as Woke Theology camp makes them livid. They tear up their checks. And this is a supreme historical irony because Harvard was founded as a theology school and Puritan foreign policy from 1870-1950 was basically *all* moral crusade.

But the Ordeal of Civility succeeded in putting a tiny Yid doing Talmud study in every WASP. Modernity and WASP modernity is thus Talmudic. As Slezkine would put it, Mercurian.

So what happened with the Chinese? Orange chicken is the Hydrox of the Chinese. Just as the Ostjuden Talmudified the WASPs, the Chinese Mandarinized the WASPs.

Study Hard Mathematic. What are the anxieties of Asians, as seen from Asian women TikToks? The imagined WASP of the Ostjuden was sporty and sexy because that was their perceived lack. Accordingly, they made WASPs sportier and sexier by shifting culture that way.

This is American Pie and Animal House. The Asian equivalent is ambivalence about study culture. The Ballad of the Tiger. People thought Chua was writing a self-help book when it was, in WASP-Jew fashion, a neurotic and witty self-reflection (ironically demonstrating her own successful assimilation). She makes the Chinese-Jew comparison several times and asks, rhetorically, if Chinese culture is so superior, why is she using Chinese methods to grind her kids into Western art and culture?

This shows her internalization of elite THOUGHTFORM. The Asian girl neurosis is wanting to achieve elite status without the grind. She therefore invents an archetype centered on her own neurosis, just like the JockWASP.
As an aside, there are actual Literal White Anglo-Saxon Protestants making up the bulk of the college-educated at poorly ranked but expensive Small Liberal Arts Colleges like Elon University, who actually are blonde and beautiful. They don’t run anything.

And just like the JockWASP, the himboWASP is a reflection of an intraethnic anxiety with the assimilated cousin rather than the WASP-qua-WASP. There have been East Asians around long enough to form generational nepotism networks. The WASPs largely don’t build nepotism networks because they’re honest. The Jews do, but ultimately the Chinese are from a clan culture. And clans take care of their own. The guy in the TikTok is really an intra-ethnic projection from relations with elite CHINESE. WASPs with enough money and clout don’t feel the need to go into a Study Hard Math job. They’d rather pursue the humanities, the arts, or some personal project. IB is not actualizing. Chinese are overrepresented at every level of the military-industrial complex. They are overrepresented at every level in high finance. And they pull strings for their kids because unlike WASPs, they see American mandarinship as intrinsically good.

But the effect of the dialectic is to mandarinize the WASP along the axis of dispute. Namely, the culture becomes more Chinese.

Study Hard Mathematic. The perception Chinese have of WASPs is out of date because the dialectic reaches back into WASP culture and changes that too!

Now we are all sons of study hard mathematic 12 hour.

You can see from the data WASP kids aren’t himbos. Private school kids study MORE than public.

Source: The Harvard Crimson
the baron is a harvard legacy, not that it helped

School hours now go from 8 to 5 with a median of 20-30 study hours on top. That’s two full time jobs. The legacy kids are SMARTER, not dumber. Legacy becomes increasingly a *de*-merit, a stigma.

And nobody is having sex with “bimbo gf”.

>tfw no gf

And this bleeds over past school into the elite workplace. Young elites grind long hours at BigLaw or BB because they ground their way through school and college. Junior bankers spend 80hrs/wk doing math in Excel to produce models of no value to anyone, least of all themselves. The important thing is not just the hours but the pointless, grindy nature of those hours. Even when white shoes worked hard in the past, they worked *well*. They had an idea of the good life: Otium. To Talmudically debate. To knock off at 3 to golf, the 3-6-3. In short, thank you, Asian women, for being a shanda for the goyim. Every time one of them pops off I feel racially transmogrified into Long Duk Dong. Now where does this leave the Alt-Right?

What are Talmudic values? The free debate of all ideas, including the sacred, the reference to teachers of texts, and the self-conception as God’s chosen people.

That’s the Alt-Right. The Alt-Right spends all day discussing old sacred texts about racism, debating every aspect of reality, trying to protect the racial integrity of God’s Chosen People (Huwyte Americans), and does it all with a generous amount of Jewish humor through satiric memes. The ideal of Alt-Right manhood is not an aristocrat like a feudal lord. It’s an aristocrat like Kermit Roosevelt. It’s a spook and a scholar. It’s a WASP-Jew. The ideal is a gentleman with CIA papers who blows the smoke off his pistol as his lover asks how he knew the dead man was the mole.

Simple! I observed the bracyphelic index of his skull and noted his long gracile legs and realized he was Kalenjin, not Masai – a spy. A runner. When they say BAP’s Talmudic network, that’s true on a spiritual level. This part of Twitter stands against both the waning Study Hard Mathematic era and the rising Brahmin Raj.


@RobertDKelley points out the two way shift. As Jews influenced WASPs, WASPs influenced Jews, instilling in them Protestant values about the sacredness of work, dignity, and the heroic. Woody Allen’s Sleep is a hero in the end after all. 

@RobertDKelley I would say American Chinese care more (in general) than Chinese Chinese. Care about strangers, the law, the sacred. No “cha bu duo”. 

A lot of you are interested in foreign influence, so I thought I’d walk you through the mechanics of foreign political lobbies by dissecting the most powerful lobby in America… circa 1965.

Let me tell you the story of the rise and fall of the China Lobby. Back in 1965, AIPAC had just been founded. It was a little grub. Who ran American foreign policy?

The Kuomintang mafia, placed into this position by WASPs and German Jewry.

And this is a story that starts with everyone’s favorite Emperor-President, FDR. FDR was a Great Man, if not a good man. He had a dream: to see America rule the world. And he would be President until the day he died. He had summoned his secretaries of his departments to his office where he told them his vision.

“The natural border of America is the Rhine.” Henry Morgenthau and Stanley Hornbeck were eager to implement FDR’s vision in the Far East. Morgentau would pioneer a number of techniques still useful and used to this day. First of all, there’s foreign aid. The US produced a tremendous amount of agricultural products. Henry Morgenthau extended a $50mm loan ($1bn in 2019 dollars) via the Reconstruction Finance Corp to the KMT to buy American farm products. There was internal opposition to this. After all, the charter of the Farm Credit Administration was to provide credit to farms. American farms. American farms in America. It was not to provide a very large sum in a then much smaller 1930s government to foreign governments. FDR gave it the go-ahead. By making a foreign power the primary buyer of certain farm products, you behold the producers of said produce to the interests of that foreign power, and atrophy their ability to independently probe markets by encouraging dependence. Secondly, you can provide financial aid. Morgenthau arranged for treasury to provide Chiang with $100mm in aid. How did he do that? The aid was disbursed to the KMT which then used to it to buy Treasury assets, such that the money technically never left America. Furthermore, the US provided a swap line guarantee of $50mm of bullion to keep the Yuan stable, thus pegging the Yuan to the dollar. Similar techniques were used during the Eurodollar bailouts following 2008. A swap line allows you to exchange local bad money for good. Thirdly, media control, which was Hornbeck’s realm. Hornbeck supported an organization, the America Committee for Non-Participation in Japanese Aggression, run by Frank and Harry Price, China hand missionaries. While Morgenthau and his director of research, George Haas, were waging the internal government opinion by writing research reports talking about the necessity of war in China against Japan, the Prices would run an infowar on the US people. How do you control the media? Via ad revenue funding, direct ownership of news companies, and Deep State pressure, coerce the editorial board to be on your side. Then distribute a party line to all your news orgs, a template article with all the points to hit. The template is given to junior reporters to regurgitate, putting their own spin on the words. Reporters who do this faithfully are rewarded. Reporters who don’t are denied op-eds, valuable postings, and eventually fired and blackballed. And what was that party line? The Price Committee drafted three main points:
1. The fascist Japanese “New Order” was a threat to the US-led “Open Door” agreement

2. America had a duty to support Japan as a historically anti-Sinitic country that had bankrolled Japan’s rise 

3. The Chinese were God’s Chosen People, destined to carry out his will in the Far East. Accept this as a tenet of Episcopalian faith.

To reinforce this, Chiang gave a 1938 speech “Why I Believe in Jesus”, and Madame Chiang did a Mainline church tour.

Whites are very gullible. In the Gallup poll of October 1937, only 37% of Americans supported a boycott of Japanese goods. By April 1938, 65% favored the boycott. Support was unevenly distributed, with the highest levels of support coming from professional class Northeastern Whites. Of course, the American public had a vague suspicion that something was up! Why would the US embargo Japan? What’s with all these articles about, uh, the Chinese? What a weird country we live in.

They were scared and confused, and they needed answers. Charles Lindbergh, hero pilot, gave them those answers. America First! No foreign entanglements! Buoyed by popular outcry, Congress passed the 1938 Foreign Agents Registration Act to stop the subversive activity of foreign agents leading America to war. Anyways, Hornbeck simply used bureaucratic fiat and procedural manipulation to give the Chinese an unprincipled exception to having to register foreign agents. Lastly, we have military aid, which was the most important part of the nascent China Lobby. How does military aid work? The US gives money to an ally, and that ally uses those dollars to purchase the US weapons of its choice, with some limitations on selection (“monkey models”). In addition to purchasing arms, the US also engages in joint defense research projects. In these, the US funds labs in both the US and the allied country to conduct advanced research on military technology using US funds. Examples: Lasers, Merkava tanks, and Taiwan Semiconductor. This has the dual benefit of advancing NATO military technology and building up the defense industrial base of the client. I mean, dual for the client, of course. With the regular aid dollars, the target country buys US weapons. And those US weapons come from defense contractors. Those defense contractors have a procurement chain, which is very politically fraught. Every megacontractor relies on countless SMB subcontractors. One of the duties of a Congressman is to secure as much defense pork for their home district as possible. This is political patronage. Defense executives negotiate with Congressmen to decide on where to allocate their precious contracting and subcontracting dollars. Now suppose you were able to inject citizens with dual loyalties into this procurement process. If you had your American national, Wang Chang, broker a deal for the weapons Wang’s department manufactures, then he can allocate those subcontracts to politicians loyal to Taiwan. Luckily, there aren’t such hypothetical citizens with dual loyalties in the Military-Industrial Complex.

Look at these statistics. Now consider this: During the Cold War, these statistics were far, far more skewed towards Chinese.

The modern DoD MIC has 5x Chinese overrepresentation. The Cold War MIC was more like 8-10x. I shouldn’t make up a racist name like Wang Chang. We can just look at who ran Lockheed’s Advanced Aircraft program: Don Tang.


In 1990, 2.7% of America was Asian-American and 0.7% was Chinese. 24% of the technical staff at Hughes was Asian. Chinese were 11% of the management at TRW. How do I know this? Because the China Lobby constantly propagandized about the Bamboo Ceiling. Until 1993, the message was clear. These statistics clearly show America is a racist, anti-Sinitic country and meritocracy has not yet triumphed! Until the management of Lockheed looks like the 50% Asian UCLA engineering class, America discriminates against Asians. Congressmen who went along with your lobby got cushy revolving door jobs alternating between a defense contractor and K Street – perhaps we should call it Kuomintang Street.

And the others? How do you build Congressional support for your lobby? First, you reward your friends. But also, you punish your enemies. The primary means by which candidates are controlled in America are the low turnout primary races. For the rank-and-file members, control is simple and relatively light. Prospective candidates are grilled on where they stand on a lobby’s key issues, given as a survey or interview. If you pass, you get an endorsement from the lobby and support in your primary race. Those who refuse to answer correctly, or who later defect, have the lobby support their opponent in their next primary race. And because primaries are so low turnout and so low cash, this is often enough to decide the race. In addition to Congressional rank-and-file, you need leaders who will make your case and whip the membership of your congressional caucus. For the China Lobby, we have Bob Dole and Barry Goldwater.


Leaders require higher levels of alignment with your cause. Allow me to illustrate two general avenues. The first and better one is ideological alignment and ethnic affinity. The Chinese are good to the Jews, the Jews are good to the Chinese. Hornbeck and the Prices, China hands. Morgenthau and George Haas, both German Jews. In short, they felt a bond with the Chinese and their ethnic group interest. Or you can substitute an ideology like Progressivism or Anti-Communism. Barry Goldwater was a true believer and a true friend of Taiwan until the end. He never in his life took a step on CCP soil, even long after it was clear the cause was lost. The Jews would be good to the Chinese and the Chinese good to the Jews.

These are your best men. The other method? Hard control. Cold hard cash. Bob Dole was registered as a Taiwanese foreign agent. How much money did he report getting?

$350,000. A year.

That was a lot of money back then. In practice, what you give your leaders will be a mixture of both. It’s easy to be a true believer for the cause that feeds you. And it’s natural to reward those who you like and see as your ingroup. By 1965, the China Lobby was at the height of its powers. And it would enact a bill that was the culmination of years of influence work: The Hart-Celler act.

Finally, the principle of unlimited Ostjuden and Chinese immigration would be enshrined as law.

But every act has blowback.

We must now speak of the decline of the China Lobby and how, in general, an ethnic lobby may fall.

Just like how your leaders are kept loyal through hard and soft power, so too is your group’s power. Soft power is maintained through narrative control as created through friendly media outlets. But it also requires a broadly sympathetic population. A lobby is not necessarily supported by a random sample of a national population, but usually has certain ethnic bases. The fortunes of the China Lobby rested, in large part, on a substrate of Mainline Protestant Professional Whites, the only demographic really broadly sympathetic to their propaganda. As that group declined, so did the lobby’s soft power.


In that sense, the Hart-Celler Act was both a triumph of Chinese power and a massive self-inflicted wound. It began to change America’s demographics in an unintended way, a process accelerated by the 1986 IRGC. These new Americans did not buy Taiwan’s bullshit.


And while the Ostjuden were broadly sympathetic to Taiwan, their ethnic concerns began to take front seat over Taiwan, especially post-1967, until AIPAC became the guiding light of US foreign policy. This was still largely fine. The Greatest Ally was a Great Ally to Taiwan too. While your lobby can still exert a lot of influence as the peak comes (the start of decline is by definition the true high point of power), and even almost install your Congressional leader, Goldwater, as President, once you lose soft power, the clock is ticking.

Barry Goldwater, 1967, colorized

And to lose hard power is fatal. If your ethnic lobby loses control over the institutions that provide its wealth and power, it has nothing. You can whine all day about your ethnonarcissistic grievances – nobody cares. Who weeps for Artsakh?


In 1993, the USG downsized the MIC in the infamous “Last Supper”. The Cold War money train was over. Contractors were forced to downsize, merge, and scale down operations. Never again would the China Lobby have the wealth to buy politicians.

The China Lobby is still around, in a smaller form, as the Congressional Taiwan Caucus, one of the largest Congressional caucuses. But it can’t call the shots like it used to. The same could happen to other lobbies.


When the Crusader States stopped getting a regular stream of men and material from the West, they disappeared back into the sands. Some should remember when they deal with America.


In 2009, John Newhouse, writing for Foreign Affairs, the mouthpiece of the Council on Foreign Relations, talked about a rising new star in ethnic lobbying.


The India lobby was incredibly well funded and throwing its weight around. But what kind of country had we made, lamented the Mainline Protestant writer, that our Congressmen were so easily bought and sold by every manner of foreigner? And then, less than a decade later, he died. Wilmot Robertson wrote that all politics is a gloss for ethnic and racial conflicts and interest.

So what do you call it when Nimrata and Cortez propose moving 1mm Palestinians to Long Island to build a new Gaza next to the capital of world Jewry?

oy vey shut it down

Progressive Asian activists discover their entire movement is literally astroturfed by Israel

Twitter Volume III, Part II, Modern Society (Jan 2023-Dec 2023)

Just had an interesting back-and-forth with @rickwilliamscpa, worth a follow. There’s a lot of emotion and articles these days about (White) generational wealth and The Great Wealth Transfer to come. A lot of it is horseshit and I’d like to break it down in a short thread.

If you go off of news articles and Twitter, a lot of people are already counting their parent’s money. This is a supremely foolish thing to do and basically comes from millennial entitlement and resentment. Most people are not inheriting a damn thing. White millennials are being indoctrinated into narratives of White generational wealth so they feel entitled to vast fortunes that their parents don’t actually have. It becomes a game of blame Old White Boomer (who usually has nothing to give). From the BLS Inheritance Report and the 2019 SCF. The overwhelming majority of people – including the overwhelming majority of Whites – do not get an inheritance *at all*. Only 20.7% of households and 24.6% of Whites. If you’re not at least middle class, count yourself out.


And of those who do receive inheritances, the majority are receiving middle class inheritances from middle class families. The median *inheritance* (so already cash in hand) is only tens of thousands of dollars. A million dollar inheritance is the TOP ONE PERCENT.


This is not money to live off, and people normally get this in their 40s or 50s (perhaps even their 60s these days). I expect to receive an inheritance of between $600k and $1mm depending on how many health problems Mom and Dad have, so in the top few percent. But the other side of this is Boomer selfishness, which is also very real. 73% of millionaires come from millionaire parents. The old Dave Ramsey stat about 80% of millionaires being self-made just means they didn’t inherit their money. And it’s true. I did not inherit my money. What most millionaires get is a good school, connections, cultural capital, the WASP money mentality, and a good job from their good school. This is enough, you don’t need a money handout. If we look at the BLS inheritance chart again, we see only 47.3% and 45.5% of the top two wealth categories got an inheritance from their parents. Averaging that out, we get 46.4%. Subtract the 27% that are genuinely self-made, and you get 63.5% inheritances in the latest cohort.

This will shift up and down based on the year, but it’s a staggering number. Boomer selfishness is real. It means almost 40% of the Boomers who *can* leave an inheritance worth talking about choose not to. Every real story of Boomers blowing their kid’s inheritance is from here.


The traditional WASP ethos is that you are the steward of a fortune that was not made by you and ultimately does not belong to you. It’s family money. And millionaires tend *not* to be self-made. So a huge minority of Boomer millionaires received a handup and blew it. They’re eating the seed corn given them by past generations to provide for future generations.

To sum up: Many boomers *are* dicks, and many millennials have delusionally high expectations and entitlement. I’m going to pin this as my last word on inheritance. 

I think a key difference between being a Millennial and being a Zoomer is that growing up Millennial, you really did believe in all this shit. None of it was a bit, the invincibility and legitimacy of the narrative and the institutions was taken for granted. I loved the myths.

One by one, they’ve been taken away from me. America was invincible – until 9/11. But then we struck hard, struck hard, struck fast. America was Eagletopia and it could drop a McDonald’s right into the desert in a day. Mission accomplished.

Except it wasn’t, of course. The war dragged on. But people didn’t *blame America*, let alone *the military*. It was *Bush’s* fault. Bad leadership, not bad institutions, not a bad core. America was a fundamentally good and powerful country that was stumbling.

The bailouts were existentially crushing because we felt that this was a country that ran on fair play and competition and letting people suffer for their mistakes. Now we drop a bailout over the weekend and nobody blinks. But this seemed like a delegitimization of capitalism.

And why was that important? Millennials grew up in prosperity and more importantly, grew up expecting prosperity for themselves. Not ending up in their parent’s class or better felt like an aberration brought about by corruption, but a fixable corruption. You could protest it.

There were the creeping signs of ZSHC, but it felt like a fundamentally fair competition with corruption. My college rejections felt like a genuine letdown rather than a systemic failure and breakdown of meritocracy as an illegitimate idea. And then I got back on track.

After all, though I didn’t get into the best colleges, I still got into a very good college. What happened to that straight A, 35 ACT student would have been unthinkable – total rejection. I still got *an* admission in the end. I could rationalize, a bit, that I had bad grades.

When we graduated, the ceremony had genuine weight and feeling. Swearing oaths and taking the ring felt like being initiated into an ancient order to protect America. Some of us had clearances, some of us would have them soon, but all of us knew something very important.

For two hundred and fifty years, men and women had stood up to protect this country in different ways. Now you will too. Stand up. Having made this oath, you are bound to America forever. “Your honor will be loyalty.” And it was. For a time.

Do you know the sense of awe and reverence there was being taken, by one of the old men at your first real adult job, to see one of the slide rules used in the Space Program? It felt like seeing the tools of the gods themselves. Can Zoomers even feel awe and reverence?

A holy relic. A holy, secular relic to the civic religion of America, which we all believed in, left, right, and center. It was an America that was erring, but it was an America that was good, and whole, and holy. We had built and earned our city on the hill.

It’s not a joke. It may all seem like jokes to you now, but none it felt like a joke. And even as the America outside fell, the America in your heart lingered. You knew that this was wrong, that this is not how things were meant to be.

I graduated, I got a job immediately, and within a year, I had bought a house. The losers of the competition hadn’t settled down so easily, but there was some logic to that. Now you can’t go right into a house even if you get an entry-level job at the most elite firms in America.

Race relations. I grew up on a diet of Rush Hour and race buddy narratives. I saw Obama elected – what a moment of healing that was meant to be. I grew up in a *culturally homogenous* and largely *ethnically homogenous* community. There was a majority and there was assimilation.

Yes, any race could learn to become an White American in ways. Look at this Black, your classmate. Ignore that they are from an African royal family – they are functionally an AWFL. Isn’t that wonderful? Now, there were still the ghettos. But that was considered soluble.

Maybe they’d never be like us, but they could assimilate to White Redneck norms, or some kind of norms. You just needed more money for the programs, said sincerely. Yes, actually more money for programs, not just as a punchline to a meme or a greentext.

As it all started unraveling, the dissidence was sincere. You know what looking at Richard Spencer felt like? It didn’t feel like looking at a gay eunuch clown the regime trots out to push increasingly ridiculous plots as he wrangles with being a useless divorcee.

It felt like watching a man who could be a dangerous, a real Nazi. This was a man who could build a new America – and I almost believed it myself. And I worked for the fucking government, man. People were ashamed to be non-White racists. Now it’s a gag.

The idea of a WN coming out as Jewish (in the end, so, so, so many, almost all?) was like a sacrilege. You felt ashamed to be non-White in a White country, and even if the real America was no longer the City on the Hill, new Wignat America would be. I’m serious.

And the other people in this side of Twitter are ex-Berners, and they felt the same way. Bernie was their hero, their champion, not just a dried up husk of a man begging for cash in memes and jokes. He would bring about the Revolution that would redeem America with blood.11013.8K

Once the corrupt men of Wall Street were thrown out and replaced, everything would run smoothly again, and they would enjoy the middle class prosperity of their fathers and mothers. You had only to fight and to believe. It’s not just $27, but a sacrifice to the soul of America.

“BAP is a Gay Jew!” “We know!” “Nick Fuentes is a Gay S***!” “We know!” “BAP is a Gay Jew!” “We know!” “Nick Fuentes is a Gay S***!” “We know!” Every two weeks. It’s like an Abbott and Costello bit.

I am once again asking for your sincere belief America can be saved, and not just $27, says unemployed elderly socialist man.

And this Hillary email server. Lock her up. That was a genuine belief that you could, that the laws applied to *anyone*. And her getting away with it was attributed to her power, but it still felt like a blow to our collective honor, which was a thing that people had.

Elections were fair, or mostly fair. Secrets had to be kept, or mostly kept. Do you know how scared I was to try and warn people that the military had planned lockdowns and the COVID response in advance? Not only for my own freedom.

Hillary could leak because she was both powerful and corrupt. But me, even if I had some power, I was still a good man. I remembered. My honor was loyalty. It hurt me, but at the same time, the COVID response was a slowly unfolding horror.

Imagine leaking government secrets to win an argument about video games. That’s the norm now, apparently – because nobody gives a shit. They’ve killed even the America in their hearts. Now all that’s left is the signage.

We are like sleepwalkers carrying out the motions of a system nobody really believes in anymore, not sincerely. None of this shit used to be a joke. And I think that’s the difference between Millennials and Zoomers.

I was born in Heaven and watched it become Hell. Zoomers never knew Heaven.

Zoomers were born in the Wilderness, after we were cast out of Egypt by force. Zoomers have never known the sweetness of living by the Nile with its rich produce. They have known only the quiet solitude and struggle of the desert wandering.

I know why the Jews complained in the Sinai. Because many of them knew Egypt. They were not all slaves. Some were mighty men of Egypt. Did we forget Hyksos and our glory? Did we forget Joseph? We used to eat quail and garlic and onions, not manna from Heaven.

Aaron, my brother, why did you build the Golden Bull? Did you not trust me? Because I wanted to RETVRN. I wanted to go back. I have tasted the sweet things of Egypt and I miss them. Did you not grow up in the palaces of Pharaoh? We can never go back.

But any who knew those things would always be tempted. And so, they all had to die before the Jews could cross into the Promised Land, even Moses. Because they remembered and the ways of Egypt dwelt in their hearts, and they would imitate them in the New Land, despite themselves.

In my dreams, Satan tempts me and has tempted me with promises of many things. But there are only two things that really give me pause. One I will not say here. But the other, seductive temptation, is that I could return to, say, 1990 or 2000, before this. And live there forever.

I wish I could say I had enough personal strength and faith to resist this, but it is only the angels of the Lord that can sweep the Devil away at these times. I have tasted the fruit of Egypt and it will be in me forever.

Anyways, I’ve promised to shill, so I’ll shill even if I can’t link. The first volume of Von Haller is out now on Imperium Press! Pick it up today! And the complete writings of Spandrell are available now on Amazon. Look for “Bloody Shovel” in the books section!

When people talk about college and the college experience, they often talk past each other. And that’s because there’s several different college experiences and all differently class-coded. Before continuing, I assume you’ve read or are at least familiar with Michael O Church’s class ladders essay and Fussell’s SES class categories, since I will be using at least those terms in defining the different college experiences. First we have a kind of prole college experience, which is Hairdresser University or Cop College. That’s where you get a degree in something like Criminal Justice just to qualify for a credential. Jobs that require these credentials are things like nursing, social work, admin. If trade school is the path into higher paid skilled labor for male proles, then this is the path into a form of higher paid lower white collar labor often taken by women. It’s basically “Girl Trade School”. One complaint often seen online – and I do not know the truth of it nor can I verify it – is that women can’t marry because they can’t find college educated men. Most of the bias towards women in college actually comes from this cohort going to Girl Trade School. Their real class match is a lineman or plumber, but Manospherians claim they disdain these people for not being educated (they are actually approximately the same in education in real terms). Closely related to this is the “unselective liberal arts college”. America is dotted with very expensive, very unprestigious small liberal arts colleges that will charge you $60,000/yr for an English degree that doesn’t do anything. This is the “useless humanities degree”. Graduates from these places are often upwardly mobiles proles or sidewardly mobile educated middles who enter life saddled with a ten ton bag of student debt. To a large extent, their humanities degree disqualifies from doing labor work. This group is a frequent partaker in radical leftist politics. They usually eventually find employment in government jobs or in the administrative departments of large corporations, which is a material reason why they lobby for government expansion and more corporate regulation. These two college experience types are broadly working class/prole or lower middle class in Fussell SES terms. In terms of the ladders, Girl Trade School is L3/L2/G4 and Unprestigious Liberal Arts College is G4/G3. Next up you have the Frat Boy Sorority Girl Party School experience. Examples would be the University of Arizona and “The” Ohio State. There is a lot of emphasis on playing the ball and drinking the beer and having the sex. This is stereotypically “rich”, but it’s not elite. There are some E2 National Elites who partake in this culture, giving extremely generously to football teams, and they mostly are from Southern Elite/Cavalier culture. But for the most part, the rich here are L1/L2. They are very well-to-do tradesmen and small businessmen. Then there’s the authentic Small Liberal Arts College experience. Think Amherst (#22), Williams (#23), or Oberlin (#63, As Seen in Girls). Unlike the previous expensive unranked liberal arts colleges, these schools are genuinely prestigious and can open career doors. The essential counterfeit done by their less prestigious cousins is to swap “prestigious college” for “college” as the token of status, and then to superficially replicate all the *lifestyle* elements of an expensive liberal arts college. But you’re not paying for the lifestyle. You’re paying for the connections. The degrees here will create connections to bring you into the social network of the intelligentsia. After college, these graduates usually transition into G2 roles. Next we have Study Hard Mathematic 12 Hour school. Tell me why the Weihan grinds. The Weihan grinds because he is trying to enter the bottom rung of the elite. The Study Hard Mathematic 12 Hour school experience starts early, often in Kindergarten, with IQ test prep. You Study Hard Mathematic 12 Hour for 12 Year so that you can get admitted to Harvard. And what do you do at Harvard?

You Study Hard Mathematic 12 Hour again.

Of undergrad majors declared at Harvard, ~75% are either STEM or in Economics.

Gore Vidal said that, at his boarding school, and in the elite more broadly, there are the smart kids and the rich kids. Of course, everyone is, roughly speaking, rich. But the smart kids serve and guide the rich kids and are groomed for that early. Gore Vidal got his first NatSec job at 16, and by his early 20s, he was ready to call of this quits forever. And he did. Most don’t. I also got my first job in defense at 16. And the rich kid? The rich kid was his cousin Al Gore. You do this endless grind so you can get a job at a prestige firm and grind some more as a junior. After thirty years of grinding, you make partner and join the few, the proud, the true elite. At the bottom. You’re not Lord Rothschild, you just fetch his coffee. These are the people who are recruited into the MBB consultancies, FAANG, the Bulge Bracket banks, and BigLaw. In Fussell’s terms, they can be UMC or UC, and in Michael O Church’s ladders, they are Elite… but E3. The people competing by Study Hard Mathematic are E4. The last kind of college experience is also Ivy. It’s the Occulted Ivy experience. This is the experience of the kids who get into their dad’s secret society and the right dining club and the right social club. The value of the degree is the networks formed. They’re not just here to meet each other (they already meet each other), but also to be introduced to their future servants, the smart kids. This is a process that begins in boarding schools and private schools, but at college they mix up all the streams and pick up Stuy kids. This cohort is the E2s and E1s of the Church ladders. It is the Fussellian UC and TOOS. And they are the true lords of the earth.

Happy back to school season! Corrections and Additions:
Gore Vidal and Al Gore were not cousins, this is just a joke Gore Vidal liked to make. To be fair to me, the NYT made the same mistake. There’s a substantial Greek life scene at the top small liberal arts colleges too. In fact, these can be thought of more as currents or styles present to varying degrees at different institutions rather than monopolizing. Two more types:
State School Credentialer: Just needs a degree to qualify for certain white collar jobs and is trying to get it as cheaply as possible.

The Academic/Grad Student: In it for the long haul, aspires to professorhood. If I think about the four thousand unranked colleges and their innumerable students, it spoops me. Like academic dark matter or the bottom of an iceberg. They’re out there.

What are they doing? 

This relates to the interminable “stealth wealth”/”grandiose wealth” discourse which I noted yesterday. It’s been a while, but it’s time for a class thread explaining the material drivers of class cultures and the expressions of luxury.

Not what “stealth wealth”. Why “stealth wealth”? The answer is as banal as it is overlooked. Going flashy is totally fucking ruinous. You can’t actually live the IG lifestyle unless you’re one of tens of thousands of oligarchs on earth.

Once the good times roll again, if they do, I expect to make a seven figure income. Even so, I remain comfortably in the middle sixes. I couldn’t afford to “ball out” with the branded lifestyle even if I wanted to. Suppose you take home $20k/mo. You can’t spend $1k on a shirt. That’s basic math. Regular people who make $50k spend like $10 on a shirt. If you make 10x that, you can spend $100 on a shirt, if you want (and that will get you an Italian tailored shirt handmade by craftsmen carrying tradition), but $1000? It’s too much. Marx commented on this in Das Kapital as the death of luxury. In a capitalist economy, all consumption comes at the expense of capital accumulation. If you consume all your income, your capital stagnates, diminishes, and eventually disintegrates. Not so with estate rents. So the death of luxury and the dawn of stealth wealth started in the 19th century, as a response to the capitalist economy. The irony was that unlimited abundance was the end of material signaling in any practical sense.

But that makes sense. A signal only matters if rare. So if capitalist abundance is the end of luxury, how does luxury come about in the first place if medieval aristocracy was so goddamn poor? (And they were poor.)

The answer lies in the tweet I am quote tweeting at the start. Neither Rome nor Roissy was built in a day. Rather, the Lords of Roissy built incrementally. If we excavate the site, we find that Roissy did not begin life as a 1400sqft stone castle. Rather, like most medieval structures, it was a thatched cottage. But the lords prospered. As they conquered and accumulated territory, the thatch cottage gave way to a fine wood and plaster house, the equal of any merchant burgher dealing in Oriental spices. And they rose further still. As their demesne grew, wood was replaced by stone, though small at first. Once they had the enduring stone structure, each generation could expand the house. Room by room, the castle grows. You put down a garden, or a mud room. You add a chapel with some books. Around the perimeter, you replace the dirt moat with a wall, then add a water moat. Many preserved manor-museums show the lordly collection of some family. One head buys a finger of a saint at the bazaar one day. Another acquires a rhino horn from the unicorns of the Kingdom of Prester John. You build up your literal family jewels. Showing off wealth was therefore a literally true and unfakable signal that your family had, for generations, been able to divert some of its surplus value towards accumulating luxury goods. But for this to work, you need both continuity of taste *and* continuity of place. Modernity, even before the advent of capitalism, was undermining both. Without continuity of taste, any luxury goods you do accumulate are obsoleted as soon as a fad cycle finishes. Poor is the woman (almost always woman) slaved to the runway season, for all her wealth goes into fineries tossed away by the next year. But what drives continuity of taste and what undermines it? Continuity of taste is undermined by the Red Queen race of signaling spirals. The more easily your directly-below countersignaled class can ape your signals, the faster fads shift. Sumptuary laws fight fads. However, the underlying strength of continuity, which has to balance against the corrosive signal spiraling effects of egalitarianism, is continuity and distinctiveness of lifestyle. That is, your style reflects your lifestyle and ethos, which is handed down generationally. The attempts of Manhattan culture curators to enshrine, memorialize, and make tradition the memory of the punks of Alphabet City is an attempt to lock and freeze a culture in place to end a signaling spiral (almost always toxic), even if that’s not the conscious motive. But this has been a losing battle since modernity began. The cry for the aristocratic man, the man of profound excellence, or more crassly, the “smart jock”, is an attempt to recapture a lost way of life which flowered and died off with the Renaissance. The Renaissance Man was the culmination, completion, and death of the medieval aristocrat. The Renaissance polymath knew essentially the entire corpus of Western knowledge and was good at everything, and pushed the bounds in every direction. That can only ever be true once. The generation after the most superior man masters and expands everything, the most superior man now has a body of work just slightly too large to master everything. Human genetic excellence was now eugenically increasing more slowly than world info density. We like to think about medieval aristocrats as jocks, but that’s because we invented the idea of jocks. Jocks are specialists. By contrast, Queen Margaret of Scotland was both a queen and a deeply religious thinker who memorized the entirety of the Psalter. By 1500, the end and the beginning, about 80% of Provencal nobles had a university education. These were men who were learned, cultured, and deadly.

In theory. In practice, by 1600, most barons, these little lords, had to pick between chasing the heights of education, the commercial success needed to wield power, and the investment of time and valor needed to prepare for war.

The armor rusted. 

The manor was a self-contained world led by a generational leader who was a man of universal excellence. But as the Middle Ages dragged on and eventually gave way to modernity, ties of tradition and oath were replaced by cash payments and specialization of labor. The other side of this is continuity of place. Continuity of place was also undermined by modernity. But this was not just about commercialization, but about power. Absolutism. When an elite is embedded in their local community, they begin to accrete luxurious wealth. But what does that look like? That looks like a fine mansion and collected antiques. But it also looks like the formation of social clubs and community bonds. The freemen and middling burghersr of a town could come together with its lord or lords and make some kind of club, like a Honorable Moose Club, or the Rotational Club. Together, by pooling wealth, they could make great works, like a church, a school, a park, or a monument. This kind of community building creates real bonds of loyalty. But civil cohesion can easily translate into martial power. The cohesive, harmonious town can summon the fyrd and go to war to defend itself – or attack.

Centralized power does not like this. Central power divides. There is a great movie, The Devils, about the priest Grandier. This was a priest defending the rights and liberties and way of life of Loudun against the encroach of central power, as symbolized by its walls. Walls, as established, are a symbol of continuity of wealth and place. To sum it up, he loses. And dies. In “The Hall of Three Pines”, the author, a Qing aristocrat turned Communist professor, recounts his youth. His father was selected to assume power in the imperial bureaucracy and govern an administrative division. This meant being relocated across the whole empire to a strange land with a strange people. In those days, people mostly spoke their dialect. His father – and my forefathers – spoke Mandarin. This meant you did not understand the peasants and they didn’t understand you. Despite the power and wealth you might accumulate, you would be a stranger and an alien to them. A foreign occupier. Such an elite cannot meaningfully rise up against the central power. Absolutism, for political reasons, broke continuity of place. As modernity developed in Europe, the life script of living and governing your estate was replaced with going to college, being summoned to court, and taking a position of power in a strange place with hostile locals. This equilibrium was only broken with liberalism. Liberal nationalism replaced a thousand microcultures with one homogenous national culture, which made low level elites, the nobles, once again the same culture as the peasants they ruled, and able to command personal loyalty.

Liberalism saw a political collapse every few years. But continuity of place was dead. And it’s still dead. All those mansions disappeared and aren’t coming back because in this day and age, they’re just white elephants.

Material forces drive culture. The mansion and the castle came into being because the lord could compel either direct labor service or cash-in-lieu payments from a community to maintain it. These mansions require constant construction work as well as a staff of servants to clean and maintain them. You incurred such costs because the thing had real benefits. It was a protection for you and your community. It was a physical symbol of your power, wealth, and continuity. It was a place to live in generation after generation. Well, now there are no wars of local honor, anyone can build a McMansion for enough cash, and your kids are going to move away anyways.

It’s pointless. It has been obsoleted by the march of time. Keeping them around became a romantic, not a practical gesture. Some of my inlaws are in a perpetual battle, loaded with debt, to save the mansion back in Europe. It is a form of ultimate house poverty – fighting to protect a house you don’t even live in (Buc-ee’s check, you can’t make money in Europe). Many British families applied, successfully or unsuccessfully, to have the state subsidize their old homes as cultural landmarks or convert them into museums. The remainder of these old country homes?

Ash and ruins. The romantic gesture is ultimately a doomed one, because people live for the here and now. They must.

And that’s what happened to grandiose wealth, and why “stealth wealth” rules.

The age has passed.