About Nick Sorrentino

Nick Sorrentino is the co-founder and editor of AgainstCronyCapitalism.org. A political and communications consultant whose clients have spanned the political spectrum, his work has been featured at Chief Executive MagazineBreitbartReason.com, NPR.com, Townhall, The Daily Caller, and many other publications. He has spoken at CPAC, The Commit Forum, The Atlas Summit, The US Chamber of Commerce, The National Press Club, and at other venues. Sorrentino is the Founder of Exelorix Consultants and a senior fellow at Future 500. He is also the author of the book Politicos, Predators, Payoffs, and Vegan Pizza. A graduate of Mary Washington College he lives just outside of Washington DC where he can keep an eye on Leviathan.

Is California really going to secede?

I’d be sad to see Cali go. It has all the redwood forests and I like redwood forests. Some of my first childhood memories are of bigwheeling through the ice plants near the Naval Post Graduate School in Monterey. I have some serious love for the place.

But consider that many undocumented people live in California and they know that an independent California might provide them refuge. Consider also that California could probably survive on its own for a good while –

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Vox Steve Bannon Interview : “There’s no military solution [to North Korea’s nuclear threats], forget it”, “Ethno-nationalism—it’s losers… we gotta help crush it, you know, uh, help crush it more.”


Bannon is not the dark specter that many have portrayed him to be. I have found him to be super sharp, gruff in a generally positive way, and highly capable. (Which may be why some dislike him so much.) He has come out many times against crony capitalism, though he seems to hold some important parts of the libertarian economic critique at a respectful arm’s length. He never struck me as racist or anti-semitic in any way.

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Confessions of a Red Guard, 50 years after China’s Cultural Revolution

I see shades of the Maoist Red Guards in the US today. The idea is to play on the ignorance of young people who have been indoctrinated by statist leaders who are themselves typically ignorant of economics and human nature.

What we see in ANTIFA, you know the white kids with trust funds and dreadlocks screaming about being “anti-fascist” when they appear to be every bit as racist and deluded as those they oppose? You know those guys?

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Silicon Valley Tightens Its Grip On Free Speech (Totalitarianism spreads)

Is that a laptop?

There is a real emergence of totalitarianism on what is often called the “left” in this country. With Trump’s election it seems some people have become completely disconnected from adult level thought. They really do think that Trump is Hitler. They honest to God think that he is and that their virtue signaling and general bitching is somehow heroic. It’s the “resistance” after all. Free college. Free phones. Free everything. The “1%” is why my life sucks –

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Politico: Why what I saw in Charlottesville terrifies me


I took this picture of the car attack crime scene just a few hours after the attack. It’s a place I know well.

It looks like Politico changed the original headline (something we also do on occasion) to –

‘What I Saw in Charlottesville Could Be Just the Beginning’

We think both headlines are apt.

Attached is an article from a fellow Charlottesville resident and career diplomat who spent 15 years dealing with tribal strife in Africa.

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The “Diversity” Memo Rocking Google: Google’s Ideological Echo Chamber

Google, Huffpo, Yahoo News. This is “diversity.” 
See some went to one of the lesser Ivys (probably Brown or Penn) a couple went to Georgetown. One went to UC Davis.

The above (pic) is a big part of the problem. If an organization is going to preach “diversity” it needs to walk the walk. And key to ACTUAL diversity is diversity of opinion. But like many universities many of America’s largest companies (particularly in tech) do not want ACTUAL diversity.

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The Deep State Clings to its Privilege, Politico: Federal employees step up defiance of Trump


And the first 3 people PAY for the last guy.

One of the reasons Trump must be looked at as a mixed bag for advocates of freedom is because of the fear he has put in the hearts of many career government workers. He ain’t all bad by any means.

All across Washington, career toadies, people who were sure they’d sail into the next few years with the fair winds of Hillary Clinton blowing them toward a taxpayer financed retirement are freaking out.

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A brief thought on why liberty (and libertarianism) is compelling, from your editor

I liked this little nugget so I repost here.

One need not be a libertarian to be against crony capitalism by the way. There are people all across the political spectrum who dislike and fight the corruption at the intersection of state and private interests. But libertarianism at its deepest foundations is anti-crony.

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Some thoughts on family and government (PIC)

The communists were deeply against the family. They celebrated children who turned their parents in for anti-state dispositions.

Indeed there is an old communist/socialist adage that holds one must indoctrinate a child in socialism before he or she is too big to fit sideways on the bed. If they aren’t brainwashed into their love of the state very early the child’s love of family will take over.

Consider that for a moment.

There are many people in this country who abhor the family unit and are more than happy to see the family’s destruction as an informal institution.

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‘Liberal’ Washington Post: $15/hour minimum wage will put people out of work, hurt poorest people

“We don’t understand basic economics!!!! Fight for 15!!!!”

Well, you don’t say…

Hey, if you still want to blow up your community (and hurt poor people especially) with a $15/hour minimum wage you go right ahead. But when things head inevitably south, and likely quickly, just remember that you were warned multiple times. This time even by The Washington Post.

(From The Washington Post)

According to the 146-page report by Philadelphia-based consulting group PFM,

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Britain should become a “tax haven” post Brexit but the establishment fears unleashing wealth, annoying German dominated EU

Oh, wouldn’t that be smart? Britain as tax haven is a brilliant idea. Right off the coast of heavily taxed and bureaucratic “Europe.” Just smart.

The problem is Britain has too many full on Marxists in its bowels. The statists might be dark pink here in the US. In the UK they are straight up red as a rose. And even (and perhaps especially) those in dark blue and pin stripes have a profound affinity for the state.

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