Category: American Renaissance

Taytay Disappoints Once Again

And the inevitable medical pathologization of the Far Right.

Laugh at this.

Wrong, wrong, they’re ALWAYS wrong.

How’s your “Aryan princess” doing these days?  Oh yeah…it was only a “joke.”  That’s not how those of us with long memories remember it.

Cue those Counter-Currents articles telling us that “we need more women like Taylor Swift.”

But, hey, Ms. Swift is a really good “esthetic prop,” so you guys have that at least.  As Captain Chaos would say – lulz.

Promoting a fraud.  How to explain “psychopathic personality” with respect to “movement leaders?”

Of course, pathologizing evolved behaviors, a la Lynn (note of course that, according to him, his beloved Northeast Asians are low, low, low on all these nasty traits), can have unintended consequences.

That’s a good video by Taylor; however, I have two criticisms. First, terming the healthy racialist mindset as “race realism” is wrong, wrong, wrong. The healthy mindset is ethnocentrism, which should be uncoupled to Lynnian worship of Jews and Orientals. In reality, “Rosie and the kids” are among the outsiders we should be suspicious of, not only Tyrone Carjacker.  Second, why have we reached the point at which America and the West have devolved to Soviet-style medicalization and pathologization of normal and healthy behavior?  It’s because of the TOTAL FAILURE of the Right, the TOTAL FAILURE of Der Movement, the fact that the Right openly and actively repulses STEM types and academics, and the fact that the Right is incapable of articulating an effective counter-argument to the Left, since, at least in its Far Right incarnation, the Right is represented by affirmative action cases whose claim to “leadership” has zero to do with merit.

He’s a man of genuine greatness!

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Odds and Ends, 9/18/19

Odds and ends.

Listen to this Forney podcast about TRS.  Whatever you may think about Forney, he is doing an excellent job deconstructing the anti-White monstrosity known as Der Movement.  Keep it up, Mr. Forney. Shine a bright light on the roaches and make them scurry for cover.

The Quota Queens are at it again; it seems like they’re back obsessing over Princess Tulsi Coconut.  Has the Andy Eggroll enthusiasm waned so quickly?  Or is Princess Coconut only a place-holder until a future AOC Presidential candidacy?

This is a good Amren video.  I was amused though about Taylor talking about folks with “WASP reserve” not wanting to “rattle the tin cup” (a phrase familiar to readers of EGI Notes, I’m sure).  It’s interesting though that the folks who are not rattling the tin cup are not WASPs, while those who are so rattling, are.  Swarthoid reserve?

A response to the absurd Counter-Currents essay on Hubert Humphrey and Minnesota discussed here yesterday:

Don
Posted September 17, 2019 at 7:13 pm | Permalink
I don’t understand the point of this essay, which simply outlines the betrayal of WHITE people by WHITE LEADERS. I already knew this and so did everybody else.
Do we need WHITES in Minnesota?
Ah…..yes. That would be nice. But if they have such high IQ’s, why are they so committed to importing MUD people to replace them? WHITES have got to start wanting to be saved. If WHITES are willing to accept extermination, no amount of activism by us can save them. It’s that simple.
I don’t know.  Some folks believe we need more men like Hubert Humphrey; I believe we need more men like Corneliu Codreanu. This is a gulf that cannot be bridged, and essentially summarizes my unending hostility toward Der Movement.

9/15/19

In der news.

Someone knows Trump:

Exile

Absolutely. Seeing a PoC pulling (((tricks))) hits grugs in their monkey-brain. AOC even triggers big-brain Tucker. Trump’s Orange Soma by comparison. His rhetoric lulls them. I’m seriously worried about major (((shenanigans))) on guns and immigration if Trump gets a lame-duck second term. He’s already punch-drunk on the goofy idea that Princess-Abu-Titjob will be THOTUS someday and God only knows what “muh legacy” bullshit he’ll try for with nothing left to lose.

Good video by Taylor.

This podcast by Johnson and Morgan is reasonably good.

Johnson makes a good point that Jews clearly feel more comfortable living among Muslims than they do among European-derived peoples (Whites).

But then:

Greg Johnson

Posted September 14, 2019 at 5:01 pm | Permalink

Covington was part of the Old Right. I have said all I want to say about him. The New Right has a very different approach to politics. Commemorating his life would excite the wrong sort of people. I have been consciously trying to deemphasize Old Right figures at Counter-Currents.

Let’s dissect:

Greg Johnson

Posted September 14, 2019 at 5:01 pm | Permalink

Covington was part of the Old Right.

In other words, he was a serious White nationalist (whatever his faults…I’m not taking sides in the Covington/NA-Pierce-Williams feud).

I have said all I want to say about him. 

If only the same would apply to Evola, Devi, Guenon, Trump, etc.

The New Right has a very different approach to politics. 

Sure!  Pepe, Kek, Unite the Right, the Night of the Wrong Wives, the Pilleater Chronicles, TRS follies, Trump worship, Hermansson and Lewis, being wrong about virtually everything…a very different approach, indeed!

Commemorating his life would excite the wrong sort of people.

One can say the same about running Ash Donaldson articles.

 I have been consciously trying to deemphasize Old Right figures at Counter-Currents.

Instead, we’ll seen have an in-depth metapolitical analysis of Pepe. The only question – written by Mudshark Annie’s breakfast butler Costello or gun-toting, Slavic muscleman Jeelvy?

Spencer:

How many Boomers will write checks to this girl’s non-profit with notes attached that read:

 “If Millennials adopt socialism, they could destroy Medicare!”

Rewritten:

How many Boomers will write checks to Strom’s National Alliance with notes attached that read:

 “If Millennials adopt Spencer, they could destroy White nationalism!”

Anyone else notice how McCulloch is being featured at TOO frequently recently?

Anyone who doubts the predictions and analyses of Sallis does so at their peril.  I openly predicted a growing alliance between the HBD/race realist crowd and the Nordicists. Ironically for all involved, the wire-pullers behind the scenes are those that would, in their “genetic and cultural locus,” resemble Lukacs.  After all, Unz and Hart are “good Jews,” aren’t they guys…or should I say goys?

I’m also curious whether the “esthetic prop” includes things like this.

Not so much this, I think.

Quo Vadis pan-Europeanism?

Whither pan-Europeanism?

Anyone else notice that Amren is really pushing the work of McCulloch recently?  Once again Sallis is proven correct, as I predicted that the HBD-Nordicist alliance, with Jewish/Asian interests in the background, will always attempt to divide Europeans against each other. Der Movement is tiresomely predictable, and the HBDers most of all.

Comment from the threads:

Miss Annie  

Southern and Eastern Europeans are admixed with Asian and Arab blood due to wars and invasions during the Middle Ages onward. For example, Spain and Portugal were conquered by Muslims in the eight century. It took eight centuries to get rid of the Muslims, but they still left their legacy in its inhabitants which, in turn, slowed the country’s economic growth as well scientific and literary progress.

Evidence of Siberian/East Asian admixture in Northern Europe – which even the radically hardcore Nordicist Durocher now admits exists (although he claims it is “beneficial” to all humanity) – is of course excluded from such screeds.  

Note to White ethnics – leave Der Movement ASAP.  

Now, let’s look at input on this matter from everyone’s favorite dishonest commentator Silver: 

For some people, the racial and cultural differences become too significant to paper over as one moves from northwest Europe to southeast Europe. Although pan-European ideals hold some degree of personal appeal for me, I think it’s terribly unrealistic to expect most people to ever share them. Pan-Slavism had more going for it than pan-Europeanism, but even that never really got off the ground.

Slav is technically not a racial term, but I am not opposed to its use in this way. There is less racial variation among the people encompassed by the linguistic term Slav than there is in the racial term ‘white’, after all.

I have the impression that people tend to run away from Slav as a racial identifier in a bid to avoid association with the sorts of things that WNs have historically regarded as backward or inferior in Slavic cultures. This is especially so if they are coming at WN from a national socialist angle.

Despite the numerous factors in its favor, pan-Slavism would, I agree, have served as little more than a vehicle for the promotion of Russian interests, simply given the sheer weight of numbers on the Russian side.

It’s easy enough to proclaim European unity, especially in internet comments, but achieving actual unity in real world activism is rather more difficult.

A racial movement is not like other movements, in which membership is determined by the views a person claims to hold. Membership is decided by visual identification. No amount of pleading will ever persuade some people to accept those they visually identify as too racially divergent, nor do constant reassurances do much to assuage the doubts of those whose inclusion is questioned.

The history of racial activism has amply demonstrated, I think, that any real world get-together will always be infected by such hardliners who will invariably express their views and question other people’s inclusion, leading to bickering and self-doubt – at which point any presumed ‘unity’ goes out the window.

The only way I can see for a racial movement to surmount this problem is market itself as a cultural movement – to promote a European cultural identity – and trust that, essentially, only whites will ever really be attracted to it. Misgivings about visual identifications would not then be the barrier to unity they are in a strictly racial movement. The very racial hardliners that make unity so difficult in a racial movement would also likely self-select out of a cultural movement, which would also ease the way to unity.

If you knew nothing about Silver’s past history, these comments would seem somewhat reasonable, even though we may disagree with the recommendations he makes. Unfortunately for him, some of us have long memories, and statements from him like “Although pan-European ideals hold some degree of personal appeal for me…” rank among the most dishonest in the history of the Internet.  Silver has been a bitter enemy of pan-Europeanism for the past dozen years, and has been mocking, attacking, and deconstructing pan-Europeanism, often in the most mendacious and or infantile fashion, ever since he started infesting the Majority Rights comments threads in the mid-2000s.

Regarding his contention that “Membership is decided by visual identification…” that may hold for the McCulloch faction, but many – most? – people in Der Movement go by ancestry.  For example, most people in Der Movement would reject a “Nordish” Jew, but accept a darker, swart cockney “Paleo-Atlantid” Englishman.

With respect to the main point that White unity in Der Movement will always be undermined by Nordicist hardliners who reject and exclude other Whites and by the reaction of those other Whites to that exclusion, I agree. My brief period of thinking that compromise was possible was wrong-headed delusion on my part; I can admit when I have been wrong, and I was wrong in that case.  If that makes some question my judgment, so be it.  Unlike Greg Johnson and the other Quota Queens, I’m not going to hide my errors in an attempt to safeguard others’ opinions of me.

Silver’s recommendations are flawed.  Cultural nationalism does not solve the race problem to everyone’s satisfaction; even if it are mostly Whites who are attracted to it, it still leaves the door open for mass “cultural conversion” and assimilation, attacking the foundations of racial preservationism. One solution, and that which I have advocated, is adding (not replacing) cultural factors to racial ones, instead of replacing race with culture, or vice versa – thus merging the Salterian and Yockeyian viewpoints (note I use Salterian not McCullochian – ancestry not phenotype).

Pan-Slavism has been, as Silver admits, a failure and a vehicle for Russian domination. Further, it can exhibit the same problems as pan-Europeanism. One can imagine neo-Nordicist North Slav types, such as the Polako and Raciology specimens, attacking “racially admixed” South Slavs and making a distinction between “True Slavs” (Poles, Russians) and “False Slavs” (Serbians, Bulgarians). Same problem, smaller scale.

Personally, I’m a pessimist, and believe that Der Movement has already ruined a viable chance at victory.  But, we can still try. What I advocate is that the small minority of activists who are pan-Europeanists (true ones, not Nordicists trying to expand their “D’Nations” base) cut loose from Der Movement and go their own way.

Pan-Europeanists should have their own groups, groupuscules, blogs, websites, organizations, meetings, etc.  They should build a New MovementThey should be hardliners themselves – absolutely eschewing, excluding, and rejecting all Nordicists, fetishists, HBDers and other dividers.  Now, there are possible problems here.  There are so few true pan-Europeanists that there may not be a critical mass for success.  From experience, I know that Nordicists and others of similar ilk will always try to weasel their way into pan-European groups, to subvert the mission and undermine activities. Conversely, there will be pan-Europeanists who will impatiently attempt to expand their influence by accepting these other types or at least by making “alliances” with them. These dangers will exist.  But if Type II pan-Europeanists can perform better than the Type I Nutzis dancing through cemeteries with their swastika-soled boots, then they can  provide an attractive, viable alternative to the failed “movement” and to the hardline dividers to whom Silver refers. A more successful and sane movement can attract high quality people, establishing a positive feedback loop of steady and sound growth, while leaving the failed “movement” to degenerate under the weight of its own failures and insanity.

Do I think this will occur?  No. I think the swastika-soled boots crowd will dance off into the sunset, tripping over a tombstone, hurdling headlong into the grave. The majority of rank-and-file activists – including many who call themselves pan-European – are slavishly addicted to Der Movement and will not break ranks with it until it is too late to do any good.

We’re very likely doomed.  You can’t say I haven’t warned you.  You can’t say that I haven’t been (constantly) offering you an alternative.  It’s been your choice to (constantly) reject that alternative.


I’d like to make one more important point.  If pan-Europeanism is so crazy and unrealistic, then why is that that you have Nordicists – Pierce and Duke being two prominent examples – who always seem to find it necessary to pretend to be pan-European?  I alluded to one possible reason above, the desire to maximize followers and followers’ donations. But I see three more fundamental reasons for this.  

First, although authentic pan-Europeanists are relatively few, they have an influence out of proportion to their numbers.  Consider Yockey – you have the hardcore ethnonationalists of Counter-Currents always promoting Yockey and his work, and the Nordicist National Alliance is now selling Yockey’s masterpiece Imperium. And all these types have not hesitated to make use of my own work in the past.  Second, although there is a significant and very loud hardline Nordicist faction as well as Nordicist-oriented rank-and-file activists, there is also a significant, more “silent,” fraction of activists who are at least vaguely sympathetic to pan-Europeanism, and who would be a mobilizable force with better (and more genuine) leadership.  Third, the White masses already think excluding even the Jews is nutty; thus, excluding Southern and Eastern Europeans would strike many of them as completely unhinged. Many of the things that are acceptable within Der Movement’s “amen corner” would not “fly” in the broader society. I understand the difference between descriptive and prescriptive, but if the prescriptive is derived from the counter-productive obsessions of a particular hardline faction, then perhaps the prescription needs to be re-thought.

Therefore, perhaps the problem is not with pan-Europeanism, but instead derived from the fact that the American “movement” had its genesis in Nordicism and Anglocentrism, amplified by the obsessions with Hitler and Nazi race doctrine, and so these paradigms are too deeply embedded within the Old Movement to be effectively opposed from within. The same holds for Old Movement dogma outside America, with Anglocentrism being of course prominent in the Anglosphere “movement,” and Hitlerian thought being prominent among activists in “Germanic” Europe.  However, that all applies specifically to Der Movement – the Old Movement – not to society at large, and not to the nucleus of activists who could, under the right circumstances, initiate the development of a New Movement.

But, again, I’m pessimistic. 

Another Grand Ethnonationalist Victory!

Sieg heil!

“…inevitably backfired…”

Inevitably?  Sure.  What with all of this Nordic Celto-Germanic Northern Italian competence and all, amplified by ethnonationalist superiority, what could possibly go wrong?  Hail Padania!  Hail Ethnonationalism!  Hail Victory!  Hail!

Zman:

Trump really is the quintessential Baby Boomer male. He made a lot of money, but will never have much to show for his time. Everything about Trump is wrapped up Trump the person, the selfish, boorish oaf living for the moment. When the wife got too old, he traded her in for a new one. When he hit middle-age, he bought a sports car and started dating young women. His story will be one of endless self-indulgence.

Zman’s buddy Greg Johnson argues that voters – including White evangelicals – voted for Trump purely based on his persona (as described here by Zman), and not his policies. The existential meaning of Greg Johnson is pure unadulterated dishonesty.

So much winning!  The future for White nationalism looks bright!  Following the brilliant guidance of our racially superior leadership, we’ve leveraged the 2016 election prudently to achieve a clear path to victory!  All that’s left for us is to dance through cemeteries wearing swastika-soled boots!  Hail!

Spencer and Johnson, 8/29/19

Comic relief.

First, Spencer.

I had to control my outburst of laughter over this.  That may be the most comically self-unaware tweet in the history of Twitter.  

A fundamental reason the Alt-Right is in such a pathetic state. Losers make a movement in their image.

Really, Richie?  You think?  Have you looked in the mirror recently?  Dear god…this is pure gold.  Gee, I don’t know…following up on Zman’s recent comment, can we think of any prominent Alt Right leader, considered the major representative of that “movement,” who had a large share of responsibility for running it into the ground?  Think hard now, Richie, think hard.  My only disagreement with Zman is that by focusing on you he relieves your brother in affirmative action Johnson of any responsibility as well.

Spencer is also under the impression because he screws NECs (Jews, Georgians, etc.), as well as SJW leftists, and has had  a “cute” Asian girlfriend, he’s a superior human being to the masses of his pimple-faced incel followers who sit in their parents’ basements jacking off to anime.  True enough, he is superior, at least in this sense, to the guys who engaged in homosexual sexual harassment of Pilleater at “racialist meetings,” but that’s not saying much, is it?

Now, Johnson.

Trump: A man of genuine greatness!

Read this. Emphasis added.

Jaden McNeil 🇺🇸
@McNeilJaden
 *every conservative is wiped from the internet*
Trump: “I am watching this closely.”

Yet Conservatism Inc. quickly captured the Trump Administration, especially after Steve Bannon left. Instead of focusing on immigration and trade, the GOP Congress and the White House spent their political capital on tax cuts and a failed effort to repeal Obamacare. 

Instead of President Trump transforming the conservative movement, the movement transformed him. The social media figures who championed his 2016 campaign have been kicked offline. Meanwhile, the conservative personalities that opposed him, from Glenn Beck to Ben Shapiro, thrive. With few exceptions, the conservative movement promotes capitalism, support for Israel, and tax cuts. These policies may be good or bad, but they aren’t what put the President in the White House. Not surprisingly, he’s trailing badly in most 2020 polls…

Hey, it’s almost as if Amren agrees with Sallis (and every other sane person) – and disagrees with Johnson – in that Trump won because of his policy proposals, not his jackass personality.  When will Der Movement ditch Gaslighting Greg?

…Some claim President Trump will win in 2020 because the Democrats have become too “extreme.” Yet who determines what’s extreme? Ultimately, those with media power. Through his inaction, President Trump has given his enemies a media monopoly…

…Donald Trump’s enemies label him “authoritarian” because he calls journalists “enemies of the people.” Yet he’s so weak he makes Jimmy Carter look like Alexander the Great. President Trump once noted that Twitter essentially gave everyone his own newspaper. That power is being taken away, but he’s done nothing. 

Note again:

Yet he’s so weak he makes Jimmy Carter look like Alexander the Great.

But he’s a man of genuine greatness, genuine I tell ya!

Get this.

That’s only to be expected, because we have the better arguments, and most of the civic nationalists are cringy, uncool, and obviously dishonest.

That’s opposed to Johnson.  His phone conversation with Pilleater is not cringy, his persona is not uncool, and his nonsense about the possibility of Trump being elected with Jeb Bush’s platform is not in any way obviously dishonest.

3. Leave YouTube and watch it burn. It was never realistic to think that we could overthrow the most evil system in human history on a platform owned by the most evil corporation in human history, and be able to make money off it at the same time.

Let me reword:

Leave Der Movement and watch it burn. It was never realistic to think that we could overthrow the most evil system in human history by a “movement” lead by affirmative action grifters and populated by sweaty fetishists who become sexually aroused by thinking about their animus toward particular ethnic groups.

Back to Johnson:

White genocide is real. The Great Replacement is real. That means that at the core of the anti-white system are people who are morally equivalent to Genghis Khan, Stalin, Mao, Pol Pot, and the like. We were never going to defeat them from the comfort of our own bedrooms. 

Or from the comfort of your snug hobbit hole.

They see us as an increasingly serious threat. They are going to do everything they can to shut us down. If they want us all dead, logically they are willing to inflict all lesser forms of discomfort on us as well. YouTube was enormously useful to us, but it is owned by them, so of course they are banning our channels.

Of course they are.  And why didn’t you plan for that in advance?  See below for the answer.

Fortunately, they can’t get us off the world wide web without shutting the whole thing down. And they can’t shut it down, because their own global system depends on it.

That’s an oft-repeated Johnson argument, but I don’t buy it.

And even if they could get us off the web entirely, they are still going to lose, because the main force driving the rise of white identity politics and National Populism is the failure of globalization and multiculturalism. As long as the establishment keeps doubling down on globalization, degeneracy, and anti-white hate, they are going to drive more people in our direction — even if we are not around to help deepen their consciousness and suggest workable and morally defensible solutions.

Hail Victory!  Is it now, or 50 years from now?  Or 200?

And we will always find some way to hang on to some spaces online, so eventually we are going to win. 

As long as you send in those “D’Nations.”

Censorship and deplatforming will only slow us down. They will never defeat us.

No, you’ll defeat yourselves.

But nobody has deplatformed me from Counter-Currents because I own it.

Didn’t Polignano own a piece of it at one time as well?  Paging Friberg and Forney.

There are, of course, ways to attack platforms that you own. So far, though, every one of them has been tried on The Daily Stormer, and they are still online. Counter-Currents lost our webhosting company in the aftermath of Charlottesville, but we easily found another service and were not down a single day. None of the people who have been bounced from YouTube are as big a target as the Stormer, and if they have survived, you will survive as well.

As long as you have dem dere “D’Nations.”

Don’t get a site hosted by WordPress, Blogspot, or similar companies, unless you want to go the way of Heartiste. Reserve your own domain name and find your own hosting company. You can use WordPress software without being hosted on the WordPress platform. You don’t have to host your own videos. There are platforms to do that, and you will probably have to change them from time to time.

The main benefit of owning your own platform is psychological. It is liberating to have a place where you determine the rules. The most harmful thing about YouTube is not the outright cancellation of channels. It is the uncertainty of living under the tyranny of arbitrary censors, which leads some to self-censorship and outright paralysis.

Paying attention, Richie?

7. Promote freedom of speech and regulation of censorious tech giants. These are now the two most important political issues for the Dissident Right. We all need to give them at least some of our time and effort. Again, censorship will not defeat us, but it will slow us down. It will delay the day of victory. And every day victory is delayed is measured in white lives: whites who will die and whites who will never be born because of the Great Replacement. Thus every effort you put into fighting censorship and promoting freedom will save lives.

Paying attention, Richie?  What does it say about you that even Gaslighting Greg shows more sense?

8. Calm the tards. 

In other words, calm 99.9% of Der Movement.

9. Conspire together for a better world. A couple of years ago, I came to a rather sobering realization. As fond as I am of writing books and crafting arguments, I concluded that the most important thing I could do with my life is to help create a censorship-free, monetizable alternative to YouTube. And I don’t even like videos.

Such a site should be structured like YouTube used to be: to constantly expand people’s intellectual horizons. Such a platform could be curated to foster a cultural and political renaissance. 

As long as you curate out all of Der Movement’s videos.

And it would be good for the Dissident Right, because we win every fair and open debate. 

Yes, which is why you ban critics from commenting on your blog.

An additional benefit would be to stick a knife in the guts of the world’s most evil corporation, and twist it a few times.

I’ve slowly been putting together a vision and the necessary pieces to bring this project about. But you can’t do much without a consensus that an alternative is needed. If something isn’t broken, you don’t fix it. Such projects remain pipedreams without the requisite sense of urgency. But now YouTube is forcing our hand.

Right.  God forbid any of these heroes, with their supporters and fiscal resources, actually have the sense, prudence, and pre-planning (all allegedly strengths of their racially superior ethnies) to start the project BEFORE the problem occurs.  No, the attitude is – 

If something isn’t broken, you don’t fix it.

That’s the sort of foresight we must expect from our fearless leaders!

This is all followed by an appeal for “D’Nations.”  After all, how is Greg going to travel to all those Scandza forums?

Sallis’ Law and Other News

In der news. In all cases, emphasis added.

Amren writes about Italy, so….

JackKrak
OT, I know, any mention of Italian politics always makes me think how we sacrificed so many men there in the war to free a people who, then and now, regularly give about 10-12% of their votes to Communists. Not delusional, Bernie-type leftists, but actual, hard-line Communists.
Tim  JackKrak 
My Dad was there for the invasion of Sicily. And more… As the campaign was winding down his troop ship was converted to a POW one for the voyage back home. So he found a Prisoner who spoke passable English, and gave him his parole and seven dollars, telling him to go find vino and some black shoe polish, on his strict promise to return within the hour. Fifty five minutes later, the POW reappeared at the gang plank as promised, with a basket of Chianti, a shoe shine boy, the shoe shine boy`s big sister and five more POW`s...
Rich at Large 
It seems that Italy’s government is always collapsing in any given year. It’s part of the “charm” of Italy.

Other news:

 

Johnson:  Trump is a man of genuine greatness.

Sallis: Trump is a vulgar ignorant buffoon.

The latest:

Two days after he said buying Greenland wasn’t a top priority, President Donald Trump canceled an upcoming trip to Denmark, which owns the mostly frozen island, after its prime minister dismissed the idea.
Prime Minister Mette Frederiksen had called Trump’s musing about buying the Danish territory “an absurd discussion” after the former real estate mogul-turned-president began to talk up the idea.
Trump said Sunday that he was interested in such a deal for strategic purposes, but said a purchase was not a priority at this time. “It’s not No. 1 on the burner,” he told reporters.
Trump even joked about his proposal as it came in for ridicule, tweeting a doctored photo of a glistening Trump skyscraper looming over a small village in the Arctic territory.
“I promise not to do this to Greenland,” he joked Monday.
But on Tuesday, Trump abruptly canceled the visit, also by tweet.
One can imagine a tweet that would be Peak Trump. For example:

We are buying Greenland as a strategic base to defend Israel! I will appoint A$AP Rocky as Governor General!

The sad thing is that would be a perfectly plausible Trump tweet.