Monday, July 8, 2024

The Stakes Ch. 5-6 Notes: America at the Point of No Return by Michael Anton

 Chapter 5:

Economic-Administrative Zones:

Homogenization: economic theory

-the ruling-class “celebration” of “diversity” masks and even leads to, their underlying and fundamental push for homogenization

-differentiating products to satisfy cultures, tastes, and needs undercut economies of scale and drives down profits

-hire fungible workers who never stand up for themselves drives down wages 

***transformation of the world economy


-uses homogenization as a very effective way to make the population pliant and controllable

-this enables manipulation for the rulers in a nominal democracy who still rely on elections to gain, keep, and legitimize power


Ex. porn is a moral and spiritual disaster for society, but when used as a political idealog: porn is good as it reduces rapes

What kind of leaders harm their own citizens?

-leaders that fear citizens

-those who wish to strip them of any restiveness that might coalesce into threats to the ruling class

-its purpose is to deaden you

-to drain you of any sense of dignity, self-worth, fighting spirit, or inner belief that you are worthy of respect

-render you  unwilling to stand up and demand–to fight for–what you’re owed as a human being and citizen 

-the ultimate aim is pacification


-literal decline of moral behavior from one generation to the next

-ruling class prefers you to be doped up, drunk, obsessed with consumerism, spectacle, porn and sexually addicted, etc…

**completely opposite from that of our founding fathers

**ruling class incapable of self-government

-full destruction of any lasting moral and republican virtue in the citizenry

-making “citizen” or any common good alien and even worse hostile

-every move they make is for their own self-interest 

-claim to be serving some higher good such as an earthly utopia

***it gives the lie to the notion that the ruling class couldn’t possible intend the destruction of the middle class, the historic core of the American nation

**demoralization is the deliberate lowering of morale, enthusiasm, belief in the future, confidence that whatever difficulties lay ahead, the outcome will be worth it

-truly demoralized people allow the eroding of their standard of living

-ruling class demoralizes the citizens to accept their own impoverishment

-ruling class demoralizes the citizens to accept their literal starvation by cutting wages, inflation, outsourcing jobs, importing foreign competition, driving up costs of housing and other essentials

-ruling class demoralizes citizens through mass immigration and de facto amnesty

-ruling class demoralizes America by using our own education system against its citizens

-teaching that America must be anti-white, anti-Western, anti-Americanism

Ex. painting Christopher Columbus as a genocidal maniac

Ex. Jamestown was a slave colony (attacking history)

Ex. the 1st Thanksgiving was anti-Native America

-rewrite history to brainwash within the education system

some points:

**drill into kids that they should never be proud of America but ashamed as the country has never had any past achievement

1. First, because it’s not your past; none of you personally accomplished any of that and it’s unreasonable to be proud of something you didn’t do

2. Second, it’s not even your ancestors’ past; they and you are falsifying history–stole that past from its real heroes-those who are oppressed 

3. Third, because your past is shameful and evil it is irrational to be proud of past actions but you should feel guilty for things you have not personally done as you are in the line of white supremacists and oppressors

***This toxin started brewing in universities but is not spread through k-12 education

***Students are being indoctrinated to hate their country

***America is importing mass immigrants that hate this country


1.Has any other nation in history dedicated its entire education system to teaching its own children to hate their country, its history, at least half of their fellow citizens

2. Has there ever been a racially, ethnically, and religiously diverse society whose ruling class, as matter of policy, used the schools to attack and demonize any semblance of a common national identity?

-a ruling class that will use distortion, omission, exaggeration, puffery, unjust denigration, and straight-up demonization

Ex. 1619 Project tried to use inclusion and demystification arguments in the name of balancing historical facts that only used untruths to make their point-no no avail-discredited movement

-A demoralized population is unlikely to rise in its own defense, assert its rights, to insist on a say in how it is governed, or to demand a share of the future

America’s future = China?

-force feeding propaganda to the domestic market

-they don’t care about or are actively hostile to your needs, wants, and tastes

-they want you to sit still and shut up

-They want you to die, preferably without reproducing

**transformation of the United States, the West, and rest of the world interconnected economic-administrative zone

-individualism must be stamped out and replaced with the collective

-remove religion/God as religious superstitions

Ex. override religious freedom over fundamental rights of the collective like LGBTQ so

-you must make a cake even if it is against your religious beliefs

-you must not prevent a public library from host a drag queen story hour

-you must prioritize the collective over a superstitious religion

Chapter 6:


***one body, one population one citizenry

***If everyone in the world is American then no one is American

***the logic of immigration absolutism leads to its own unraveling: in insisting on the universality of Americanness, it strips Americanism of all distinction or meaning

-xenophiles are those who reject open-borders absolutism and fear the death of the West which is wrong

-rewrite American history, glorify immigration, and demonize anyone who dares question it

-now liberal consensus for America

-leftward cultural, political, and economic shifts to shape immigration policies

-immigration only enriches America

-immigration makes us better people, collectively and individually

-there is an economic case for mass immigration

-immigration solves America’s fertility problem 

-immigrants are Americans

-immigrants are more American than Americans

-endless immigration will fix entitlements

-borders open to finance entitlement

-immigration enriched America is vibrant 


**immigrants change the culture force changes in the laws

**immigrants do not make America less racist by making it more diverse

**countries change to accommodate the demands and preferences of immigrants

-with each new ethnic group transplanted to America brings with it, to varying degrees, the grudges, animosities, and quarrels of division

-their personal beliefs intrude on American policies including transforming the American electorate

-mass immigration entitlement and retirement systems such as Social Security and Medicare without ever putting in a dime to provide all the services 

-civilization die off through open borders through conquest, disease, famine, and internal strife

-wealth breeds self-indulgence

-immigrants breed and citizens of America do not then that is the the great replacement theory come true

Break America: Is it now a right to move to America? Immigrants provide votes

**change the vernacular from immigrate to emigrate (weaponized social experiment)

**transformation of “civil rights” that give foreigners inherent “rights” who emigrate to America regardless of American law or the expressed will of the American people

**the burden of proof is placed on the American people to justify limiting the supposed “rights” of foreigners

-occupancy of American soil is to bring in more and more immigrants

-increase of immigration demands push up prices on all items, foods, services, and housing

-discourage fertility as “overpopulation” is killing the planet

-the real threat to mother earth is Americans having babies

-promote endless “education,” “careerism,” consumerism,” and late marriage to restructuring society and the economy to make families less affordable 

-need for more taxpayers to pay for America’s expensive entitlement systems which are already bankrupt and can’t possibly meet the obligations to ever growing population

-entitlement insist that our system is unsustainable even with a vastly larger U.S. population

-promised benefits are too generous 

****dramatic declines in living standards–which overpopulation would certainly cause–America would still eventually run out of sufficient space, water, clean air, and food and land on which to grow it to support a population without limits

-endless population growth cannot be the solution to the entitlement problem

-public assistance is shouldered by taxpayers

****They = foreigners, who are now the new “we the people”

Republicans: The Stupid Party

-the party that shrugged and takes for granted that mass immigration is a trend over which no political control can or should be exerted, like the change of seasons

-the party is so passive when their own electoral prospects depend on them doing something, when their own voters tell them over and over that they want immigration into the United States to vastly be lessoned

-Republicans desperately want to believe that since banking is the ultimate business–it’s all about the money

-Republican sectors: energy, pharma, defense, agriculture, manufacturing, economy

-should be governing in the interests of the actual voters

-the GOP used to be pro-business 

**not on behalf of hedge funds, derivatives, diversity consultants, outsourcing,hookup apps, and global supply chains, chamber of Commerce

-Republicans should not give federal concessions: tax breaks, pork projects, defense appropriations–for their donors

-Republicans should be benefit taxpayers by rejecting mass immigration (open borders)

***Republicans are so daft on immigration is that a majority of them have completely internalized the rewritten Narrative of America as a “proposition nation” with a racist past that must be atoned for 

-Republicans buy into demoralization who should be standing against being called racist and limit mass immigration

**Shortsightedness will destroy them as a national party, the same way that unchecked mass immigration has made Republicans irrelevant

History: Democracy

Democracy- Greek- literally meaning “rule” by the “common people”

Democracy- is rule of the whole political community (polis) by a part of that community 

-classical philosophers and historians alike condemn democracy as a bad form of government, in part because of the specific nature of the demos

-our founders avoided the word “democracy”

Democracy- after one thing and one thing only: majority rule

-rule is the ensure a voice for the collectivity, to prevent the state from becoming an instrument that purely serves the few, or the one

-electoral college are so viciously attacked and despised 

-the goal is to eliminate the Republican party

**international neoliberal order and enforce its edicts to facilitate the movement of capital, goods, and labor across borders in ways that benefit themselves

-expect the rich to get richer and the middle class to disappear

-wages will fall and employer-funded healthcare will disappear

-replace it with socialized medicine

-quality of care will for all but the people at the very top who can buy out of the government system

-implement mass immigration, trade, and war 

-public-private: trade, tax, and labor (migration) patterns and paradigms that benefit finance and big business

-government collusion with big business, especially tech and finance

-government promoting “social credit system” by ranking people based on their opinions

-use of mass surveillance

-government tells us we have no political rights and aht self-government is impossible

***the left has finally found a way around the First Amendment:consolidate all “speech” and public expression onto a handful of private-sector platforms run by oligarchs and staffed by Wokerati

***Money playbook expanded to banking and credit to take over financial system to move to a cashless society

***nationalized healthcare services already denying medical care to those deemed racist, sexist, or homophobic (ex. Covid care)

***change the culture through smartphones, entertainment, social media, video games, porn, drugs (ex. Legalization of marajuana and indifference to opioid epidemic)

***Criminal justice reform finds criminals as a protected class who go unpunished

***Sexualization of children where pedophiles become the protected class 

Government control wish list:

-opposition eliminated or neutralized

-humiliation is part of the appeal

-religious persecution (hate the Jews-honor Hamas)

-abolishing ICE-open borders 

-eliminate America’s entire energy section (the Green New Deal - Climate hoax)

-reparations racially divisive built on DEI oppressor and the oppressed

-removal of the Constitution, no more creator or “we the people”

-legislative power and executive power used in an unaccountable way

-congress has not power but defers all to the executive power

-Democrats are in power and can do whatever it wants 

-there will come a point where there is no need for rigged elections that is fully controlled by the Democrats

-replacement gendersim wokeness in our military 

The only hope:

-restoration of the American Constitutional order

-insist on fundamentals such as virtue, morality, piety, liberty, industry, enterprise, thrift, decency modesty, and courage 

-take the pages of their own playbook to fight back for the survival of the America our founders intended it to be 

-claim back “we the people” 

-stop calling open borders immigration reform and be honest about closing our borders

-truth about the effects of the Coronavirus shutdowns had on the economy and businesses 

-fix our crumbling infrastructures 

-remove environmental-cultists 

-bring back pro-American industrial and trade policies

-full transparency on cost of healthcare including all drugs by pharma

-civil service reform-for the people by the people

-bring back “family values” 

-bring back law and order-appreciation of our police, border patrol, etc..

-an accountable justice system-punishment of those who break laws 

-maintain positive foreign and defense policies

-bring back patriotic education into our schools

***pledge our loyalty to the Constitution our country was founded

The Stakes Ch. 3-4 Notes: America at the Point of No Return by Michael Anton

 Chapter 3:


-American society is more unequal today then when the project started

-borders are unfortunate and unhelpful obstacles

-migration policies benefit finance and big business

-power resides with donors: banks, CEOs, financiers, and tech oligarchs  

-formal inequality before the law

-overlords aggressively promote “wokeness” that makes them seem superior moral 

-deserving of their wealth, power, and status 


-mass immigration entirely transformed the electorate of the country

-ruling class explicitly misled the American people to bypass their consent to immigration reform

-environmental policies causing detrimental restrictions like farmers unable to irrigate their crops

-restricting gun rights 

-override the proper order of the consent of the people

-reinforcing assertion of superiority by the elites 

-rulers’ claim superior morality

-use virtuous rules with viciousness 

-want to take guns from law abiding citizens but not deal with illegal guns used by criminals

Legal System:

-fundamentally breaching of the separation of powers: 

*legislature is drafting  its own administrative laws

*executive enforces that law’

*judiciary tries, convicts, and sentences offenders under the guise of administrative hearings

*perversion of the separation of powers

-modern judges are “legislating from the bench”

-judges are making the law and inventing new “rights as they go 

-judges should not use their personal sense of morality 

****today judges should be loyal to the actual constitution and not be allowed to make laws or invent new rights

-judges are justifying policies that are obviously unconstitutional in the actual Constitution

Ex. ObamaCare is an individual mandate as a “tax” to declare as a law 

-judges are taking on executive powers 

-judges affirm that racial prohibits so change to affirm racial preference 

-use of jury that is prejudiced

-use of gag orders preventing the defense to speak out

-not using gag orders on prosecution so they are able to speak out

-ruling class break laws seen as “careless” with no legal ramifications

-opposing group seen as “negligent” deserving of jail time 

-ruling class benefits from unequal justice

-Obama and Soros both oppose to enforcing the laws 

-no consequences for disadvantages group members of a protected class 

-want to make upstanding citizens into felons 

Founders warned us:

-government to serve the people

-should be God, “we the people,” then government 

-Federal is limited over the states, but now it has flipped to federal taking over states powers

-Federal controls state money dictates what they can and cannot do holding federal money 

-Federal power imposing their will nationally

-government is inherently dangerous, so the less power it has the better

-Federal nationalizes elite agenda

**entitlement programs

**criminal justice systems

**”protected classes” = now legal to sexually abuse toddlers, mutilate children, overtake womens’ spaces 

Types of Corruption:

soft bribery

business donates to politician’s campaign in exchange for interests of politician

-government service is a path to wealth

-linkage between service and payment

Pay to play bribery:

-mass immigration makes rich richer 

-churches take money to preach for open borders

-mass immigration is a threat to the environment in exchange for $200 million from woke billionaire open the borders

-foreign governments give loads of cash to lobbyists in exchange for favors and influence

State & Local levels:

-contrived phony criminal investigation to justify the spying of citizens up to a presidential candidate

-FBI lied to judges in order to get warrants

-FBI lied to Congress and the American people

-Judges and Congress found out they lied causing the largest political scandal in American history

-powerful agencies in our government: the Justice Department, the FBI, the CIA, the entire intelligence community are all CORRUPT

-the Ruling class do not have to obey the law

-the Ruling class brag that they are the most powerful

-the Ruling class brag that they are the most secretive

-the Ruling class brag that they are uncountable agencies

-the Ruling class brag that they pursue private vengeance 

-the Ruling class brag they only serve their institutional interests

-the Courts are part of this corrupt system

-the Judges defend the interests of their allies = the government and the ruling class

***the institution is this brazen in lying to the public = Screw you; we rule


The past:

-core purpose of government is to promote the common good

-build policies that benefit the whole citizenry


-government and elite institutions deny there is a common good 

-insist the purpose of government is identical with their own now sectarian interests

Electoral Manipulation:

-elections used to be the bedrock of our democracy

-today, there is outright voter fraud using ballot stuffing and ballot tossing

-manipulating the rules of voting so that Democrats always win

-elites do not want election integrity

-elites do not want people to show ID to vote to prove their identity

-elites push that voter ID rules are racist

-elites have used voting reforms to abuse the system 

-allowing for mail-in voting with not ID requirements

-allowing for children, felons, and illegals to vote

-challenging any and every measure that would increase security and integrity of our elections

-strategically placing in timed lawsuits  that force outcomes that can’t be achieved at the ballot


-practice of canvassing nursing homes, housing projects, and poor and immigrant neighborhoods with absentee ballots

-these ballots filled out and impossible to say the votes were truly the voter’s choices

-ballots that are filled out the wrong way get tossed before ever reaching the polling stations

-ballot harvesting ballots are filled out with assistance of people working on a specific campaign done in secret

-the harvester can throw out ones that don’t further the cause

ex . 2016, 1.4 millions harvested ballots were dropped off on Election day

-harvested ballots cannot clear as legitimate

Lefty public interest lawyers

-files every lawsuit that would make electoral fraud harder

-their aim is to ensure a Democratic victory

-late arriving box of Democratic ballots in the trunk of some activist’s car must be counted

-Democratic absentee ballot must be counted or called fraud

-Republican absentee ballot must be scrutinized and discarded for slightest irregularity

-Democrats call “voter suppression”  and “fraud” and “racism” if Republican wins over Democrat

-Elites want to take over the electoral process/electoral college

**Controlled opposition

“The best way to control the opposition is to lead it ourselves” (Lenin).

Propaganda and Censorship:

***Meta-story = the “Narrative” or the message the elites want every American to accept unquestioningly 

-core elements: the Narrative, the Megaphone, the Muzzle


-meet the ruling class exigencies in a given moment (tell the story the left wants you to tell and repeat so often that people begin to believe it to be true even if it is untrue)


-collection of instruments through which the Narrative is broadcast: newspapers, cable channels, streaming services, social media, aggregators, late-night talk shows, TV series and movies, the education system 

“Any institution whose primary purpose is the creation and/or dissemination of “content.” The word information “information” will not do as it implies underlying truth. “Content” by contrast can be, and very often is, entirely fake especially when it purports to be the truth.”


-arm of censorship

-social media sites and banks de-platforming dissenters

-massive societal pressure to shun and even “cancel” wrong-thinkers

-there is no “ministry of truth” that sets the narrative

Analogy of social class

-ruling class are the producers

-academics are the writers

-senior politicians and deep-staters are the directors

-media personalities and other celebrities are the actors

-activists are the crew

-you and I are the captive audience 

The Narrative:

-Never explain, never apologize

-America is fundamentally and inherently racist, sexist, homophobic, xenophobic, Islamophobic, transphobic, etc….

-the flaws and sins of America derive directly from those of its founding stock who are natural predators, inherently racist, and malevolent

-they never decline a chance at harm “people of color” unless prevented by force

-effort to atone for their “privilege "and those who do not are “deplorables”

-pushing leftist social policies that undermine deplorables and appeal to people of color

-policies do not jeopardize the ruling class’s  personal bottom line

Woke Capitalism:

-propaganda pushed by by corporations on topics that have nothing to do with their products

-woke propaganda is a way for the inner party to buy off those who might otherwise resent their student debt, dead-end job, or lack of any job at all 

Ex. relentlessly pushing “Pride Month” messaging throughout June (leftist mobs celebrated)

Divided Classes:

Distinction between deserving elites and deplorables can be maintained

**institutions are irredeemably infused with racism, which it posits as a kind of inexpugnable white original sin 

-white privilege is the villain

-paint the deplorables as the privileged 

-paint the deplorables as needing constant self-flagellation

-elites justify their position, wealth, and honors

-elites expertise that entitles them to rule

-Feudalism: you peasants would be dead without us to protect you, so we deserve our privilege

-prefer to target only deplorables explicitly anti-white

**The narrative is anti-white

-potential resentment an class hatred in other directions

-America to be irredeemably racist

-Ruling class in position of power, prominence, or wealth got there on talent alone and this deserves her status

**Don’t rail against the system; join it or reap the rewards 

Current Ruling Class:

-well chosen and obedient outsiders plucked from poverty and obscurity to demonstrate their rulers’ fairness, openness, and commitment to diversity

-white privilege is to blame for obvious injustices

Ex. 2020 deplorables were the truck drivers, plumbers, cops, nurses, teachers

-narrative is demonizing men and dividing men and women especially young men from young women


-all federal, state, and local power would be dedicated to crushing the scourge

-tighten the federal grip on our education system

-demonize young men, especially young white men 

-curriculum based on this morale-sucking, cohesion-destroying, incendiary calumny is now

Being adopted by school systems across the country

Transformation of the definition of “racism”:

“Long ago ‘racism’ was judging people by their race rather than by their moral qualities and talents, and/or harboring ill will toward an entire race, and/or believing that one race is somehow superior or inferior to another.”

-Now: only white people can be “racist; people of color, by definition, cannot

Megaphone: mass media

**press assumes for itself the mantle of sole arbiter of fact

“They’re all systematically biased by design; their real purpose is to push the Narrative and undermine, distort, or attack any corrections, refutations, or counterclaims.”

-only fact check truths to point out they are not truths

-essentially blunt force propaganda

-scream as loudly as possible

-assume non-trivial number of people will be brainwashed 

-attack the legitimacy of the nation

-attack our nation’s history, government, and its historic majority

**Domestic intellectual terrorism: old America must be destroyed for the new America to succeed

-will not back down even when it is immediately caught red-handed in a lie

-media never stop amplifying hate hoaxes and never apologizes when the hoaxes are inevitable revealed to have been phony, they refuse even to admit hate hoaxes are a phenomenon worthy of coverage

-push the narrative that serves ruling-class 

-society of emasculated liars is easy to control

“Purpose of communist propaganda was not to persuade or convince, nor to inform, but to humiliate; and therefore, the less it corresponded to reality the better.”

Ex. LIE-cutting taxes will lead to economic growth

-rewrite the conservative script ad certify their version

**Progressive imperative of redefining all political questions as ones with correct and incorrect answers

-they are the sole arbiters of truth

-bias doesn’t exist


-role is to shorten, simplify, and amplify the message

-cable and social media ensure saturation coverage

-support the narrative that deplorables are both “in power” and predatorily racist

Ex. find any story that can be spun as “innocent lamb killed by racist white cop”


-only stories that fit the Narrative

-is “de-platforming”

-say the wrong thing on social media, have your account locked

-content silence people on Facebook or Twitter

-cancel the heretics: get them fired, cut off from the financial system, even denied medical care 

-denial toward those deemed racist, sexist, or homophobic

-indoctrinate workers on what can and can’t be said

-make clear the price of non-compliance

-public shaming of anyone who steps out of line 

-megaphone bad publicity 

-make people fearful of persona destruction

-make people fearful of social media mobs  


-double standard on certain kinds of speech

Ex. dismissing and confirming any Christian’s concerns about the effects of extending legal protections to homosexuality

-people of color preferential; end white dominance

Ex. the great replacement is a is false, but the truth is the democrats are forcing mass immigration to change America’s demographics


The left’s strategy is: any time anyone who is not “one of us” and doesn’t love our plan for them repeats what we say, destroy them. The rest can’t be allowed to get wise.” 

-threat level is the same

“White supremacists” are Islamophobic  who are racially motivated violent extremism


Antifa is the most violent domestic terror group, but they serve the narrative of a good group fighting for freedom for people of color 

Ex. American flag sign of hatred & violence 

**Government has been transformed to favor institutions and elites 

Ruling Class/Armies:

Who rules? To What End?

-Founders Political philosophy: By the People

-In America the people are sovereign, and they are to exercise their sovereignty

“Promote the general welfare”

-the government are the peoples’ servants

-we the people had direct control throughout the election process 

-we the people had direct control of who they elected as representatives 

-the founders never directed for the need of a “ruling class”

-Jefferson to Adams letter outlined why America is not to have a “ruling class”

“Our ruling class flatters itself into thinking it is not a caste but a cadre of deserving “meritocrats”: “natural aristoi” whose “virtue and talents” entitle them to rule. What they are in reality is a smallish minority who rule in furtherance of their own private interests.”

Chapter 4:

Ruling Class:

***true-believing utopians, strive for the perfection of man on earth

***entitled ruling

-draw from different sectors with notions of human equality 

-removal of Christians and Jews belief it is God’s law

-Libertarians assert contempt for the country that gave them their freedoms

***If you understand wealth and birth = economic and social success (a narrow confined caste system)

-want to punish America for its alleged sins

Protected Class:

-choose who can be admitted into the “protected class”

-they take care of their own (money and power)

-choose who to deny 

-under guise of safety and diversity they expect those not in the “protected class” to give up their power 

-push for others not in “ruling class” socioeconomic and income distribution

-claim preservation of diversity, but used as divide the lower classes to slip in power of the “ruling class” to control over every diverse set of groups

***Intention to hold an iron grip on those economic, political, and cultural institutions

“ruling class” pipeline to feed and grow ultimate sources of ruling-class power and prestige 

**ruling class intend to set the cultural norms and increasing the agenda

-ruling class's goal to secure their power and wealth and need to increase it

“”To transform the United States into a deracinated economic administrative zone with one-size-fits-all rules

“The ruling class must keep the pedal to the floor with globalization, mass immigration, propaganda, political correctness, censorship, de-platforming, and all the other forms of personal enrichment, corruption, harassment, persecution, and unfairness endemic to their rule” (Anton, M;  pg. 181).