444. The power of the great (XV)
To carry on with my current theme, leftists as irresponsible narcissistic liars, let us take a look at Lyndon Baines Johnson—aka LBJ. Nixon famously had a secret recording system in the White House and these recordings were his downfall—the recordings were subpoenaed by the Watergate enquiry and Nixon’s complicity in the break-in became apparent. However, it was standard procedure for Presidents to record themselves; and LBJ certainly did—indeed, one time he tried to catch out Bobby Kennedy on a recording he was frustrated because Kennedy knew LBJ wanted to entrap him and so brought along a device that scrambled the recording.
The recordings are interesting because they tell us something about the men who recorded themselves. Nixon never listened to or read transcripts of his tapes; Johnson, on the other hand, demanded immediate transcripts to read. There are two reasons for this: firstly, Johnson was a narcissist, he enjoyed reading back how his various scenarios with people played out; secondly, as a major liar, he needed to remember the lies he had told because otherwise he would be caught out.
In line with my contention that the left is criminal, Johnson became a multimillionaire from nothing. How? From the first moment he achieved political office in Texas, he used his political positions to enrich himself—principally he used his office to grant himself a licence for a TV station that went on to make his main fortune. In other words, he used the state to suppress legitimate competitors and enrich himself—he was a complete crook. Johnson authored three disastrous policies: firstly, “the Great Society”, a massive government spending program that achieved nothing; secondly, the Civil Rights Act—a disastrous piece of legislation that facilitates what we call “woke” today, it enshrined discrimination against straight white men and Christians; thirdly, Johnson escalated the Vietnam War.
Johnson was a narcissistic bully and a bandit. I maintain that the left is primitive—like a woman or a child—and works by threats or sweet talk. Johnson, once known as “the master of the Senate”, worked just this way; he would summon people to talk to him while he was on the toilet—socially deviant behaviour that demeaned the target and softened them up for his bullying. In an even more primitive display, Johnson would push reluctant Senators who refused to vote for his bills into a corner, get close to their face and cuss at them, and then remove his penis—reputedly quite large—from his trousers and wave it at them; in other words, Johnson got his way through literal “chimpanzee” politics, primitive ape-like dominance displays to bully people. He also—as is completely common in American politics—used the FBI to tail and monitor political opponents; the FBI is an American Cheka that pols use to “get” their enemies—and this is why they also need, as with Nixon and Trump, auxiliary private secret services to rat-fuck the rat-fuckers in office who can utilise the FBI to rat-fuck you.
The Vietnam War was a boondoggle, just like Afghanistan, from the start. As Nixon pointed out, the people who most wanted escalation in Vietnam were the liberal West Coast intellectuals—men like Daniel Ellsberg, who later became massively anti-Vietnam. Vietnam was more like “the Great Society” in Asia; it was managed by university-trained intellectuals like Robert McNamara who had no idea how to win the war but were “meritocrats”—whizz kids from the brains trust, as they said back then—who, in fact, only knew how to play bureaucratic status games and maximise government outlay in the ‘Nam.
Nixon attempted to act responsibly in Vietnam by pulling troops out from a war that was only waged, as with the Great Society, to generate “jobs for the boys”; naturally, the left tried to frustrate his efforts to withdraw without losing face—the anti-war left did so by demanding immediate and unconditional withdrawal (humiliation), whereas their bureaucratic counterparts tried to sabotage Nixon’s peace negotiations from within.