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The New Republic and The Nation certainly rank as the oldest and historically most influential opinion publications in America, the former now a century old and the latter a century and a half.

More than most people, I am well aware of their enormous legacy and historical archives, given the considerable time and effort I spent incorporating their digitized print issues into my content-archiving system during the 2000s. Although my archival coverage is hardly complete, it does include some 4,500 TNR issues containing nearly 85,000 articles along with more than 5,600 issues of The Nation and over 110,000 articles.

At the time I launched this small alternative-media webzine in 2014, the notion of seriously competing with such august and venerable publications would have seemed utterly outlandish. Instead, my primary motive was to obtain a convenient venue for my own future writings, necessitated by my sudden and unexpected purge from The American Conservative, whose publisher I had been since 2007. While I had devotedly read The New York Times and The Wall Street Journal every morning for three decades, I also spent my days obtaining very different views by browsing various alternative websites of the Left and Right, so it seemed to me that making selections of the latter’s perspectives conveniently available on a single website might serve a useful purpose.

These speculations have now been born out far more fully than I would ever have expected, and I’m extremely pleased—indeed totally stunned!—to announce that our Alexa Traffic Rank has now pulled significantly ahead of both The New Republic and The Nation. Even two years ago, both those prominent publications had three times our ranking, and a year ago were still ahead by nearly a factor of two. But if the current Alexa figures are to be believed, we are now roughly 15% ahead of TNR and 35% above The Nation, with these trends reflecting both our rise and their decline in roughly equal measures. We have also pulled within 15% of Foreign Policy.

An important factor behind this development has apparently been an increase in the accuracy of Alexa’s traffic measure for our webzine. Over the last couple of months, I had noted a considerable rise in our actual traffic as indicated by Google Analytics, which automatically excludes automated bots and other meaningless chaff. But for some reason this major improvement had not at all been reflected in our Alexa rankings or pageview estimates, which are apparently based upon some sort of sampling system. This discrepancy irritated me and examining the Alexa website, I noticed that it offered the option of incorporating a bit of their code in one’s own website pages, thereby allowing Alexa to exactly determine one’s true traffic. Soon after we did so, our Alexa numbers jumped dramatically, reaching the new heights described above.

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Our new-found relative ranking is especially remarkable given the likely importance of “legacy” articles in generating traffic for long-established websites. Obviously, very popular articles from ten or twenty years ago, having widespread links and top search results, help to ensure a steady flow of residual readership to the website that originally published them. Despite the extreme youth of our own webzine, each month at least 3-4% of our traffic now comes from a small handful of such old articles, and therefore I wouldn’t be surprised if the corresponding figure were closer to 20-30% for some of our far better-established competitors, making our current success even more surprising. However, since these “perennials” tend to mask and distort the relative success of current pieces, I’m planning to soon exclude them from the public rankings we provide of our own most popular articles.

I’ve also been very pleased that despite the very decidedly “alternative” skew of most of our articles and contributors, we have also gradually begun to attract submissions from contributors holding highly-respectable and fully mainstream credentials, with these individuals recently including a former MacArthur Fellow and a prominent member of the National Academy of Sciences. And just in the last couple of days, one of our most popular articles was authored by a professor having an endowed chair at the University of Indiana, who has also held a long series of past visiting appointments at topmost universities, including Harvard, Yale, and Oxford, along with a rather distinguished publication history.

Meanwhile, I’ve certainly been pleased with my continuing ability to utilize this website as a useful platform for my own writings. My recent article American Pravda: John McCain, Jeffrey Epstein, and Pizzagate has already become one of the most popular I’ve published since launching the website, and I’ve also now provided convenient access to the full collection of my American Pravda series, now totaling well over 200,000 words:

Until the last few years, the overwhelming focus of my writing over the previous couple of decades had been in the highly-controversial subjects of race, ethnicity, and social policy, and I’ve now provided a convenient selection of my most significant articles in those topics, totaling more than 100,000 words:

Finally, a sense of the overall logic and strategy of this website was described in a short article I published in 2016:

Obviously, the future of our small webzine or anything else in this world is difficult to predict. But I’m certainly pleased with how far we have come in such a short period of time.

 
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  1. anonymous[308] • Disclaimer says:

    You go sir.

    You, and most other essayists (except one (some?), with a particular reference to a “special” one who appears prominently on the top-right 🙂 ), allow most commentators to express their feelings, even if it may be construed as plain trolling by others.

    Who cares what they think, I just want to have my say. Yeah.

    For whatever it is worth, it is highly appreciated.

  2. sturbain says:

    We are grateful for your work sir, and for this site.

    • Agree: mark green, unit472, Wally
    • Replies: @Winnetou1889
    , @Mark Raven
  3. Congratulations, Ron!!

  4. getaclue says:

    Site has adult discussions that don’t exist elsewhere on important topics nobody is allowed to talk about elsewhere or even mention. People put up things here you might not agree with but which are backed up generally with some logic and facts….Commenters tend to be bright generally with a few name callers/losers/trolls coming in but not overwhelming numbers of them….Thanks RU!

    • Agree: Miggle
  5. anonymous[191] • Disclaimer says:

    Congratulations to Ron Unz and a heartfelt thanks to him for providing such an excellent website. One might not agree with all the opinions expressed here, but since most of us here are civilized (I hope) we respect the opinions of others and give them the right to air them. Reading this website is highly educational in a wide variety of topics and truly broadens the mind.

    • Agree: Buck Ransom
  6. Congratulations Mister Unz! You’ve been doing a tremendous job for the last 5 years on your review! Your website has become my new homepage. I have ditched my Telegraph.co.uk subscription.

    Thanks a lot and please keep up the fantastic work!

  7. Mild Mike says:

    Congrats!–from an Unz Daily Reader in Idaho.

  8. Greg Bacon says: • Website

    Americans are thirsty for truth and to be able to speak their minds without the Thought Police banning them for making uppity comments that go against what the Deep State mandates is printable.

    That is one of the major appeals of Unz Review and I suspect that if the hits to this site keep increasing, you’re going to get some heavy hitters, like the ADL and SPLC, labeling this place as a gathering spot for anti-Semitic Neo-Nazis, so they can shut you down using baseless accusations.

  9. anonymous[340] • Disclaimer says:

    I have praised this website and its publisher many times. I do so again, and add congratulations.

    However, the repeated disregard of our requests for disclosure about comment moderation — see the previous Announcement — is dampening my enthusiasm. This is especially important when the platform allows moderators to see the email addresses of commenters, even those of us who comment anonymously.

  10. peterAUS says:
    @Greg Bacon

    … if the hits to this site keep increasing, you’re going to get some heavy hitters, like the ADL and SPLC, labeling this place as a gathering spot for anti-Semitic Neo-Nazis, so they can shut you down using baseless accusations.

    Yep.

    Which brings appropriate moderation, steering conversations out of “tricky” areas…and some other tricks I won’t mention now.

    As long as the topics discussed are…. “sandboxed”….. all good.

    • Replies: @Eric Novak
  11. alexander says:

    I would not be surprised if (in short order) the Unz Review surpasses both the New York Times AND the Wall Street Journal …as the “go to” source for hard hitting ,no nonsense ” fact based” articles.

    Life is short,….. why waste time reading “establishment approved” phony baloney ..when you can get the real skinny on Unz ?

    Who has time for all the BS ?

    How many of us really have time for the “22.5 trillion national debt” BS ?

  12. I’ve clicked on articles by about 1/2 of the writers on here, along with my usual reading of Sailer, Derb., A.Epigone, and the Dr. Paul, Buchanan, and sometimes Reed columns. Of those other writers, there are flat-out Commies and conspiracy nuts (IMO), and then some great stuff too.

    What I can say, in general, is that no matter how wacky, all these writers are seekers of the truth. That is very different from what one would get in the mainstream Lyin’ Press.

    Kudos, Ron Unz.

  13. My Go-To place. Salud, Sir. I applaud your intelligence and your selection of writers/articles. Always thought-provoking whether or not I agree with them, and have inspired me to further research, because, being an enquiring mind, I always want to know. (With one exception–his name starts with “Patrick Cockburn” who’s a complete and proven liar, but keep publishing him anyway, just to know what crap they’re up to.)

    Moon landing, not so much, but it WAS interesting and made me think, “Hmmmmmm. Mayhap he’s got something.” I was five when the moon landing was on t.v., and as we all know, if it’s on t.v., it’s real, and if it’s not, it didn’t happen, so I’m struggling, cuz I SAW it. Granted, I was five. But still. Questions now DO abound. Drat you!

    You have verified my suspicions that most of what I THOUGHT I knew, is LIES. Very educational website, and if you ever stop, I’ll hunt you down and do horrible things to you (sarc). For your health, NEVER stop, okay? Appoint a suitable heir to carry on. Go 1st Amendment!!! If I’m not clear enough, I LOVE your website. It is an absolute jewel, and most of your commenters present polite, well-thought-out responses that really add to whatever article they’re commenting on. A few trolls, but that’s cool. I dunno HOW you manage to keep most of them off here, cuz there’s some REALLY offensive comments, including my own, that were never banned/censored.

    I especially loved how you called out the ADL. Never been any pushback on that, has there? Not that I’ve ever noticed anyway, unless they punctured your tires or shot out your windowpanes or doxxed you and your family.

    Any push-back at all other than you somewhere obscure being called a Nazi or an Anti-Semite, or in your case more appropriately, “self-loathing?” I’d especially appreciate a reply to this last question because it’s been seriously bothering me why no one has come down on you like a ton of bricks.

    Best regards,

    Pissy

    • Replies: @Ron Unz
  14. authored by a professor having an endowed chair at the University of Indiana

    The author is at Indiana University, Bloomington.

  15. dearieme says:

    Congrats, Mr Unz. All strength to your elbow.

  16. This success should come as no surprise: Unz Review is providing an outlet for adult conversation and often intelligent debate about all the topics that Silicon Valley, the mainstream media, Google, Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, the ADL, the SPLC and other authoritarian interests are furiously trying to censor.

    Regarding the latest alarming developments on the censorship front:

    # YouTube Removes 17,000 Channels for Hate Speech
    https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/youtube-removes-17000-channels-hate-speech-1236227

    Together with Google, YouTube also has a team of over 10,000 people who focus on detecting, reviewing and removing videos that violate its policies.

    YouTube says the videos removed represented a five-times increase compared with the previous three months. Still, in early August the ADL’s Center on Extremism reported finding “a significant number of channels” that continue to spread anti-Semitic and white supremacist content.

    It’s a safe bet that Unz Review is now on their hit list.

  17. Congratulations! But allow me to stay in character with a pedantic question. Have Nation and The New Republic also allowed the bit of code to be inserted on their web pages that has had the effect of greatly increading UR’s page visit count by Alexa?

    • Agree: davidgmillsatty
    • Replies: @Anonymous
  18. 1. How resistant is the site to deplatforming vectors?

    2. Does the site generate income from all that traffic?

    3. Unz.com is certainly shadowbanned on facebook/suppressed by google search results.. where is your inbound traffic coming from?

    4. Thanks for making a cool site.

  19. Brian says:

    This is a brilliant result.

    Unz has become my daily must read. Keep up the good work !!!

  20. Ron Unz says:
    @Pissedoffalese

    I especially loved how you called out the ADL. Never been any pushback on that, has there? Not that I’ve ever noticed anyway, unless they punctured your tires or shot out your windowpanes or doxxed you and your family.

    Any push-back at all other than you somewhere obscure being called a Nazi or an Anti-Semite, or in your case more appropriately, “self-loathing?” I’d especially appreciate a reply to this last question because it’s been seriously bothering me why no one has come down on you like a ton of bricks.

    Not really, though I’ve certainly done my absolute best to bait and provoke them:

    http://www.unz.com/announcement/strong-traffic-and-commenting-restrictions/#comment-3425359

    Maybe you and your friends can start harassing them a little, or calling them “chicken”…

  21. A lot of your boost is coming from the Hasbara Zionist challenge that contribute alternative facts to the alternative facts. Keeping everyone on their toes calling out the extremist irrational Neo Nazis, and others who engage in racist behavior.
    We add a lot of content to this site, despite your apparent disgust of us. I find those discussions very interesting, as opposed to the just rat tat tat of the all the negative racist discussions.

    • LOL: Al Liguori
    • Troll: Kratoklastes
    • Replies: @Miggle
  22. Rurik says:

    .. my sudden and unexpected purge from The American Conservative,

    If I had the Internet savvy, I’d check. But since I rarely allow cookies, and never register, perhaps that’s why I can’t access the traffic analytics data, but would still like to know how The Unz Review stacks up against The American Cuckservative.

    Also, for this:

    Although my archival coverage is hardly complete, it does include some 4,500 TNR issues containing nearly 85,000 articles along with more than 5,600 issues of The Nation and over 110,000 articles.

    and this:

    • American Pravda Series

    And so much more, I stand in awe of your contributions to the realm of free-thought and truth. (and for sticking your thumb in the eye of the enemies of free-speech.)

    ~ Humbly, and sincerely grateful, Rurik.

  23. Whilst UR is currently my go to site for alt news, it is not a site I can openly recommend to my friends. (I embrassed myself today by forwarding the “White Ireland and radical Jewish activism” article to a white Irishman, and he was appalled at the level of hatred and diatribe of the author and esp the commentators). The unhinged, extremist nature of the White Supremacists on this site makes it unreadable at times, and will limit its appeal to most decent folk, as taints its readers as unhinged extremists by association. Is there any way to curb the nasty, and unnecessary, “sand nigger” type comments of the Turner Diary enthusiasts on UR without limiting freedom of speech?

  24. NYMOM says:

    It is a good site I just have to say why no writers of note on South African issues. They are having riots in the cities over there right now with people being killed and looting of stores; yet I see nothing in the media either print or electronic mentioning this. I would be interested in some writer of note having a column on those issues…

    • Replies: @Mark G.
  25. Congratulations Ron.

    This site ROCKS.

  26. Well, Ron, simply I search for the truth, until I find enough from sources to conclude a satisfactory confidence level. Your site has: presented new facts that were made less available, presented new ways and methods of looking or analyzing different things, through the authors AND the commentariat.

    It was very wise of you to allow wide latitude in the range of comments and contributions. I find the overall level of both to be high in quality and integrity. There is a feeling of honesty and moral imperative-that the Truth REALLY matters-that I find as a refuge from the refuse of today’s society.

    More power to you and Viva La UR. Essential, beyond just desirable.

  27. JackOH says:

    Good going, Ron!

    I’m glad to see Prof. Rasmusen’s hard-hitting column here, too, for the sake of UR mainstreamability, and because it lends some support to my belief that common criminality, including violent felonies, and civil misconduct are mostly unrecognized tools used by political elites in the enforcement of political orthodoxy, and, possibly in the Epstein case, “equilibrium maintenance” for elites who fear exposure of their sexual behavior.

  28. @Rurik

    TUR has pulled well ahead of TAC.

    • Replies: @Rurik
  29. Congratulations, Mr. Unz, for your well-deserved success.

  30. One of the most surreal things I remember seeing is when the daily stormer was getting more traffic than the weekly standard. I saw that before the url was taken away and now the site only gets about half what it used to get. I remember reading Anglin back in his total fascism days which IIRC gave off an icky turner diary-ish Tim McVeigh vibe. And then he decided to rip off gawker while transforming himself into this era’s great dark comedic geniuses.

  31. But why do you refuse to publish the truth about South Africa? I have sent you two articles about the plight of the white people in South Africa, yet you refuse to publish it. Avail yourself of the truth about “apartheid” and publish it!

    • Replies: @UncommonGround
    , @joell
  32. Alfa158 says:
    @TheJewishQuestion

    “Is there any way to curb the nasty, and unnecessary, “sand nigger” type comments of the Turner Diary enthusiasts on UR without limiting freedom of speech?”
    Well no, freedom of speech is almost always restricted to some extent. Commenters and columnists are not permitted to discuss and plan how to commit criminal acts on most sites including this one. On other sites frequented by anti-fas, such comments are permitted because the hosts endorse violence against dissenters, but other viewpoints are limited instead. There is almost no venue for truly unlimited free speech in the literal definition.
    I don’t think Ron wants to adopt the popular approach which is to limit freedom of speech, then insist freedom of speech is not being limited.
    As far as nasty and unnecessary type comments it would probably be feasible to create algorithms automatically drawing a black redaction bar through any words or phrases on a prohibited list while allowing the message of the comment to be communicated. But that would look silly and everyone knows what the words are. I get annoyed every time I watch a mainstream news broadcast about a riot by Black people and the solemn, blow-dried respectable news readers invariably use the word “youths”. Why it is it always precisely that particular word? I can’t help thinking they have dishonestly allowed it to become a universal euphemism for “niggers”. They never use something like “youngsters” because that isn’t a code word.
    In any event the offense really taken is not so much at the choice of words as in the use of “youths” but the message itself. The ADL et al regard any advocacy of White people’s interests as hate speech no matter how politely it is expressed. Taking out bad words may make the writer seem more polite but won’t save their job if they are doxed.

    • Replies: @TheJewishQuestion
  33. @Rurik

    Yes, Rurik, I would also like to know how “Unz stacks up against TAC”–gains more readers, I hope. I canceled my subscription to TAC when they fired Giraldi, and told them why.

    • Agree: Rurik
  34. i would be glad, except this just makes it easier for the leftists to find you on their radar when the next democrat president begins permanently eliminating their enemies from the internet.

    unz.com will be deleted from the internet within 2 years of Trump leaving office. the higher the Alexa ranking, the sooner it will be disappeared.

  35. Al Liguori says: • Website
    @Ron Unz

    May I suggest that you look to the model of Dr. E. Michael Jones? His serialized articles in Culture Wars https://culturewars.com/home ultimately birthed The Jewish Revolutionary Spirit and its Impact on World History, Libido Dominandi, and several other seminal works.

    Your American Pravda series has similar potential.

    • Replies: @follyofwar
  36. @prime noticer

    unz.com will be deleted from the internet within 2 years of Trump leaving office

    Only eight years left, then?

  37. Rurik says:
    @Audacious Epigone

    TUR has pulled well ahead of TAC.

    As satisfying as it is expected.

    Thank you A.E.

  38. @Ron Unz

    You should realize as you start to defeat them they will not go quietly into the good night. As the MSM starts to lose more power they will try everything from DDOS attacks to hacking into your site to try and expose the real names and location of your commenters.

    Their sickness has no bounds. I believe they will eventually try the tactics they used against the Daily Stormer including going after your domain registrars and hosting. I assume you have calculated this and have alternative plans.

    This is a war for the mind of humanity and the right to free speech and these bastards aren’t going away easily. This is part of their world domination plans and the first war is free speech and they know it.

    • Replies: @Achmed E. Newman
  39. @TheJewishQuestion

    The main reason this site is so cool is BECAUSE Ron allows free speech, period.

    Of course some nose members don’t like the speech of white supreeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeemists.

    Too fucking bad!

    • Agree: jim jones
    • Replies: @brandybranch
  40. SKNC says:

    Who are the former MacArthur fellow and the National Academy of Sciences member?

  41. Smith says:

    I don’t agree with all the articles here (specifically the Russia STRONK, China STRONK line, anti-Brexit from some columnists), but I would say we have the general goal of getting rid of jewish influence across the globe and push for nationalism in all countries.

  42. While I had devotedly read The New York Times and The Wall Street Journal every morning for three decades, I also spent my days obtaining very different views by browsing various alternative websites of the Left and Right, so it seemed to me that making selections of the latter’s perspectives conveniently available on a single website might serve a useful purpose.

    The New York Times seems to keep deteriorating away from correct reporting more and more. The last move being this conference, where it was openly debated that the whole Great Russian Conspiracy Behind Trump thing was made up. I was stunned to my bones, really, to read this – over at Steve Sailer’s blog, of course…

    I thought lately, that the moving beginning of Jonathan Franzen’s great IT-novel Freedom – two young kids meeting in a café and bonding over the NYT – would not sound good anymore.

  43. niceland says:

    Ron,
    Invite the “hard left” and you might have the most relevant debate on the internet on your hands. The MSM is useless and the traffic this place is generating is indication of it’s shortcomings. Add the ” real left”(currently ousted by the MSM) and this place could explode.

    Congrats for job well done and great website.

  44. Anonymous[623] • Disclaimer says:
    @TheJewishQuestion

    unhinged, extremist

    I don’t remember any unhinged, extremist comments under that Irish white genocide article. Considering the enormity of the catastrophe it’s no wonder that some people will be very angry about it but that’s actually a good thing. Anger is probably the most useful emotion in terms of survivability. The perpetrators of the genocide – on the other hand – could be described as unhinged extremists at the very least.

    You also don’t understand how free speech works. It specifically protects unorthodox and often triggering speech from conformist, censorious commissars. The idea behind it is that the majority often “know” what might turn out to be wrong or only a half-truth so it’s absolutely crucial that all dissenting voices must be heard at all times. Censorious commissars often don’t want it because they’re trying to hide the truth but they’re often joined by a large number of conformist dumbfucks who didn’t, or couldn’t, think it through so they just want to “fit in”.

    Which one are you?

    • Replies: @TheJewishQuestion
  45. Miggle says:

    Ron, from an ignoramus who doesn’t even know what Alexa is, congratulations!

    I’d be hugely more of an ignoramus without you and your site. Thanks!

    • Replies: @Zumbuddi
  46. Although it sounds odd (given my extremist atheism), I’ve been something of a fan of Gary North for almost two decades. He uses the term ‘the Remnant’ (taken in part from a 1936 article “Isaiah’s Job” by Albert J Nock, and of course from Isaiah 10 in the Old Nonsense… the gallimaufry of tribal fiction that supposedly deeds Palestine to some Osteuropaïsche hovel dwellers).

    All that’s left to get the Remnant lay-down misère, is to get 4 guys from TakiMag to join the Unz stable: David Cole; Christopher deGroot; Jim Goad; and Joe-Bob Briggs.

    Takimag doesn’t permit comments – so fuck them. I never miss anything by those 4, though.

    I’m also really glad that Gilad Atzmon’s work has found a home here; his talk on cognitive bifurcation as an outcome of social strategy was one of those ‘light bulb’ things (like when you learn about the interaction between primes, composite numbers and modular arithmetic – particularly %12 – it’s so obvious that it’s like you always knew it).

    For me the last 15-20 years has been all about how different segments of the Remnant have the opportunity to find each other.

    Just look at a sampling from Joe Rogan’s guest list: Jordan Peterson (fuck him – he’s a psychosophaster), Sam Harris, Gary Taubes, Steven Pinker, Matt Taibbi and Glenn Greenwald – can you even imagine how unlikely that would have been in 1999?

    And yet it’s one of he most popular podcasts that has ever existed.

    I mean sure, in the 90s a radio show hosted by a comic might’ve given a full couple of hours of genuinely free-ranging, uninterrupted discussion to other comics … so maybe 90s Rogan and 90s Billy Ginger-Balls and 90s Trussel and 90s Stanhope – but not Roger fucking Penrose FFS.

    Kudos to Ron Unz; it reminds me of a brief period back in 2009 when some friends of mine had one of the first mirror sites for the Wikileaks “Collateral Murder” video – for a month or so they were will inside the top 10,000 site on the internet.

    It reminds me not because of just the numbers: it reminds me because there are a vast number of people who have had a gutful of being ruled by a combination of spinsterish wowserism and Genrikh Yagoda.

    • Replies: @Anounder
  47. @Sydney Gregan

    The work that Ron Unz does in order to mantain the site must be well beyond what we imagine – a fantastic website. But there is a limit what one person can do. You cannot work more than 24 hours a day. We (commenters generally) also have our limits. I myself am not always able to react to answers to one of my comments, even when I would like to (or to write another comment which is more precise when I’m not entirely happy with my own previous comment, what also happens).

    So, he cannot publish everything, not even everything that might be especifically interesting to usual readers, I imagine. Maybe your articles might be more adequate to a place which is specialised in predominantely news articles instead of news and opinions like UR. Even though, maybe there are articles in UR where you could write what you want as a comment and call attention to your theme. I’m not authorised to write for anyone, so, this is only my opinion based on what I think as a reader of UR.

    • Replies: @fish
  48. schrub says:
    @prime noticer

    Unz will never be eliminated simply because the TOR browser now exists and will continue to provide access to the “dark web” which cannot be shut down.

    TOR and GAB will provide for our future access despite what DARPA plans.

    A suggestion: E. Michael Jones has just been booted off Youtube Any chance Unz could provide a new home for his considerable intellectual firepower. It would certainly be interesting to watch him tangling with the so called “race realists”. He would definitely keep them on their toes.

    Jones might also just be able to smoke out more than a few of these people who might just be getting their paychecks from secret ADL bank accounts.

    • Replies: @Digital Samizdat
  49. unit472 says:

    I agree venerable publications are more valuable for their legacy articles than their current content. I was forced to subscribe to TIME magazine not because I want to read their current content but because one can read WW2 (or any other period) as it was happening on their archived issues.

    • Replies: @Zumbuddi
  50. iffen says:
    @TheJewishQuestion

    It’s called a feature, not a bug.

  51. CONGRATULATIONS !

    You totally deserve it !

  52. @niceland

    “Invite the “hard left” and you might have the most relevant debate on the internet ”

    The “hard left” is incapable of debate.

    It’s why they resort to violence de-platforming and deceit.

    • Agree: Wally
  53. Ron, do you know what the traffic breakdown looks like by country? Which countries have the most daily viewers to the website?

  54. Mark G. says:
    @NYMOM

    The South African writer Leon Louw would be a good writer to write about South Africa issues. He could knowledgeably discuss things like land expropriation and the decline of the rule of law in that country. South Africa is a good example of whites having to live in a majority nonwhite country. That may be applicable to our own situation here in the United States in the future and even more so in Europe where a large amount of immigration involves blacks from Africa and whites will eventually become a minority. How things play out in South Africa may give an indication of our own future as well as theirs. The mainstream media don’t want us to pay attention to South Africa for exactly that reason.

    • Replies: @nymom
  55. @prime noticer

    unz.com will be deleted from the internet within 2 years of Trump leaving office. the higher the Alexa ranking, the sooner it will be disappeared.

    Great site–which means there are a lot of nasty folks that wouldn’t be sorry if something happened to it.

    Now might be a good time to set up servers in distant locations out of reach of any one hostile .gov.

    As a young college student I had paranoid dystopian visions about what the elites had in store for us.

    Unfortunately they insist on taking my craziest youthful delusions/conspiracy theories and turning them into reality/conspiracy fact.

  56. @Anonymous

    Anger has its place, but if you want to engage with and win the support of normal people who oppose violence, then resorting to name calling is counter-productive. There are many on this site who hate all non-whites simply because they are not white and would love an all out race war so they could go shoot some “sand niggers” etc. This site, like Daily Stormer etc, offers them a chance to air their putrid hatred of all non whites and Jews in the name of free speech. You decide whether that is a good thing or not.

    • Agree: Iris
    • Replies: @Anon
    , @Rurik
    , @Anonymous
  57. Zumbuddi says:
    @unit472

    “WWII as it was happening”

    — from Luce’s Time Magazine?

    Luce was one of the foremost proponents and propagandists of the war.

    Historian Thomas Fleming (RIP) reflected on ideas advanced by his friend, Michael Kammen, in Mystic Chords of Memory, that genuine history cannot be written until 100 years have passed and first-person emotion has titrated.

    Time may provide a useful chronology but might not be the most objective of sources.

    For that you need the Unz archive.

  58. @niceland

    Some of us are here already. I have never viewed the political spectrum as a line but rather a circle, or more specifically a clock. The far right and the far left represent numbers like 1 and 2 and 11 and 12 on a clock. We are often far closer to each other than we are to those who are between the 4 and 8.

    The far left will be coming, I assure you.

  59. @Greg Bacon

    Given the daily purging of “hate speech” YouTube videos, and books being banned from Amazon, groups like the ADL shutting down this site is a fear of mine. And whom among our bought-and-paid-for elected representatives will have the integrity to stand up to protect it? Under Trump, the censorship has reach heights unimagined only a few years ago, and his tough guy talk is just that – talk and no action. So typical of Trump’s modus operandi.

    BTW, I only discovered Unz Review a few months ago. Now it is my go-to site, and, except for ICH, I seldom even bother scanning the others. Thanks so much for all you do for us deplorables, Mr. Unz!

  60. @Greg Bacon

    Unz was openly taunting the ADL a year ago, just begging them to come after him:

    https://www.unz.com/announcement/has-the-adl-gone-into-hiding/

    Looks like they wussed out.

    Ron Unz for president!

  61. There’s a crack in everything, that’s how the light gets in…

    • Replies: @Dieter Kief
  62. Miggle says:
    @Fran Taubman

    Keeping everyone on their toes calling out the extremist irrational Neo Nazis, and others who engage in racist behavior.
    We add a lot of content to this site, despite your apparent disgust of us.

    You must have sore toes, Fran. Cut them off, maybe.

    But you are partly right. Your “we” add content to this site, and it’s revealingly toxic. The general and increasing disgust with your “us” as Jewish rule goes from one deeply vicious cruelty to the next. A recent example: Due to Israeli water theft, agriculture in Jordan Valley on verge of collapse which is an example of what happens when Jews rule, when Polish Jews are determined to exterminate the indigenous Semites of Palestine.

    • Replies: @Al Liguori
    , @Fran Taubman
  63. @Alfa158

    It is not just the use of abusive language that offends most moral people, but the underlying intent behind it. Since UR is now the new Daily Stormer, it is impossible to prevent the tone descending into Turner Diaries territory which many UR readers would no doubt like to see enacted. Facts speak louder than bad language which is easily discredited and ignored. Stating that blacks commit 75% of mass shootings according the NyT has more credibility than saying “feral niggers running amok”, or however UR commentators like to phrase it.

  64. Anon[202] • Disclaimer says:
    @TheJewishQuestion

    That’s kind of the nature of free speech though. There are corners of this site (AE’s for instance) where restrictions are a little tighter.

  65. schrub says:

    What TOR does: (from a TOR email message)

    Run Tor Bridges to Defend the Open Internet
    Bridge photo

    [MORE]

    We believe everyone should have private access to the open internet, but not everyone is able to enjoy the luxury Tor provides. Freedom to publish, share, and access information online is critical for a healthy society, yet governments and entities around the world deny people this universal human right. All of the relays that make up the Tor network are publicly listed, so that means one way to try to prevent people from using Tor is to blacklist the public IP addresses of all of the thousands of Tor relays.

    For example, the governments of China, Iran, and Kazakhstan exercise information control by trying to block Tor.

    However, thanks to bridges, Tor users are still able to connect to the network when the public Tor relays are blocked. Bridges are private Tor relays that serve as stepping stones into the network. Not only are bridges private, they can also modify their network packets in a way that it’s difficult for an observer to conclude that somebody is using Tor. Censored users are able to select bridges from BridgeDB or directly in Tor Browser’s Network Settings.

    We currently have approximately 1,000 bridges, 600 of which support the obfs4 obfuscation protocol. Unfortunately, these numbers have been stagnant for a while. It’s not enough to have many bridges: eventually, all of them could find themselves in block lists. We therefore need a constant trickle of new bridges that aren’t blocked anywhere yet. This is where we need your help.

    By setting up an obfs4 bridge, you can help censored users connect to the open internet through Tor. We will randomly select 10 new bridge operators to receive a metallic roots Tor t-shirt as a token of our gratitude for your help defending the open internet. Set up your bridge and email us by September 30 to qualify. Learn how.

  66. @schrub

    Is Tor really all that? I’ve always been suspicious of it. It sounds too good to be true–like the perfect NSA honey trap. Andrew Anglin swears by it though. Is it really secure from government infiltration?

    • Replies: @peterAUS
    , @schrub
    , @Pericles
  67. @Al Liguori

    Regarding E Michael Jones, did you know that he has been banned by YouTube? He must have been getting far too popular. Richard Spencer, who ironically has not been banned, recently remarked on his show The McSpencer Group, that YouTube seems to be going after the Christian conservatives first. I guess they don’t want the millions of Christian Zionists to watch and start thinking for themselves. Many dissident sites have admitted to voluntarily censoring certain rhetoric, even a word, that might get them a ‘strike.’ I guess it’s three strikes and you’re out.

  68. @sturbain

    Grateful indeed, and donating monthly through Patreon to keep this publication going strong.

  69. Mark Hunter says: • Website

    I like most of Ayn Rand’s ideas but many of her followers are idiots. A few weeks ago I wanted to refer to TUR on a very orthodox “Objectivist” discussion group called Objectivism Online. I suspected that linking to TUR directly would get my post rejected so instead I referred to “Ron Unz’s eponymous website.” The administrator deleted my post within the hour, LOL.

    I promote TUR on Twitter, especially RU’s essays. No problem so far.

  70. @niteranger

    This is a war for the mind of humanity …

    That is very much like the motto of Alex Jone’s INFOWARS. He is not OFF the internet, just made hard to find if you don’t already read him.

  71. Your’s is the second website I visit daily.
    In the morning I go to Zero Hedge and in the evening it’s your website.
    Both websites have message boards that tear writers to shreds if they push fake agendas.
    Also your website has some good writers, including you Mr Unz.
    All the best and may you grow from strength to strength.
    Always remember “The Lord is is a shoving Leopard”

  72. @TheJewishQuestion

    Perhaps a better question is what is happening in the modern Western world to cause people to become “unhinged?” Unz Review readers know the answer. It is righteous anger. Maybe these “unhinged” deplorables shouldn’t have been pushed so far. Now they are ready to push back, if that is even possible.

    And yes, Ron, we appreciate you and this site more than you know. Thanks.

  73. @follyofwar

    A thinking Christian Zionist? Now that would be a rare unicorn!

    • Replies: @Al Liguori
  74. @TheJewishQuestion

    “Stating that blacks commit 75% of mass shootings according the NyT has more credibility than saying ‘feral niggers running amok’, or however UR commentators like to phrase it.”

    They both mean the same thing. So one is more “polite.” But some people are justifiably frustrated and despondent past the point of being polite.

  75. Rurik says:
    @TheJewishQuestion

    shoot some “sand nig…”

    I see you’ve spelled out the ‘n’ word three times now on this single thread.

    And as far as I’ve seen, you’re the only one to have done so.

    There are many on this site who hate all non-whites simply because they are not white

    Who are these people?

    I’ve been participating here for a few years now, and while I have read commenters mention ‘ghastly Negros’ and ‘Jews’ and even ‘ni**ers’, in less than favorable connotations, I’ve yet to glimmer even one person who I think would ‘love’ to go shoot some “sand nig…s”, (or anyone else) because they don’t happen to be white.

    Unless you’re referring to some of the more strident Zionists, who can barely refrain from spewing their actual and literal anti-Semitism.

    Is there or has there ever been any non-Zionist who has ever advocated shooting sand ni**ers, simply for being Arabs or Muslims, at Unz?

    Is there any ‘white supremacist’ at Unz that has ever advocating shooting non-whites, simply for being non-whites?

    Can you provide some examples? An example?

    Or, are you the one who comes here with a blackened heart full to the brim with rancorous, tribal hatreds?

    And like other actual supremacists, naturally resorts to duplicity and smears to advance your eternal agenda?

    Hmm..?

  76. Anonymous[165] • Disclaimer says:
    @TheJewishQuestion

    You still don’t get it. Yes, free speech does include “hate” speech. Un-russtle your jimmies and put on the big-boy pants.

    Also, you’re grossly exaggerating the number of commenters who are unreasonably itching to satiate their “putrid hatred” in a future race war. A lot of us are very angry because we’re targets in the existing one but that’s how it should be. As it turns out, getting genocided focuses the mind.

  77. @TheJewishQuestion

    shorter thejuicequestion: i want what i want and what i want is richtig, so there…
    .
    *snort* betraying -as most- a complete inversion of what true free speech is… (as another commenter has observed, almost NEVER obtained, even in 4chan type backwaters of the inertnet) to summarize chomsky’s astute oberservation on this matter: you MUST be for the publication of your worst enemies most vile speech, OR, you are NOT for free speech… sorry it is difficult for you to get your noodle around that principle, and yet it is still true…
    .
    as it turns out, virtually no one is actually for true free speech, they are for THEIR version of so-called free speech… true free speech is too messy, too yucky, ewwwwww, ‘no one’ wants that… (which reminds me,QUITE generous of thejuicequestion to assert his/her/their representation of “the majority” of readers/potential readers… quite…)
    .
    when it comes to free speech, if you find yourself saying stupid, self-contradictory shit like, ‘i’m all for free speech, EXCEPT…’, then you know you don’t have a clue what true free speech is about… no, sparky, there is no ‘except’ in free speech… that is called acceptable, prettified, dumbed-down, useless, filler speech which you hear 24/7/365 by the hysterical talking heads on the glass teat…

    • Agree: Achmed E. Newman
  78. Zumbuddi says:
    @Miggle

    Ignoramus you may be, but in good company — Learners Anonymous.

    Someday will history record how Ron Unz enabled the knowledge & will-power to right a dangerously listing ship?

    Plus — your suggestion what FranT might do with toes — Giggle Giggle.

  79. anon[337] • Disclaimer says:
    @TheJewishQuestion

    It is not just the use of abusive language that offends most moral people, but the underlying intent behind it.

    Well sir, I am deeeeply offended by abusive language, in-, out-, over- or under- the tent.

    I must be a moral person.

    You may touch me, but only the toes not the nose.

  80. @Bill Jones

    I will take you on and prove otherwise. And I promise that I will not resort to violence. And I play by the rules of civil debate.

    • Replies: @Wally
  81. Al Liguori says: • Website
    @Miggle

    A recent example: Due to Israeli water theft, agriculture in Jordan Valley on verge of collapse which is an example of what happens when Jews rule, when Polish Jews are determined to exterminate the indigenous Semites of Palestine.

    And another sad data point is added to the list of crimes against humanity perpetrated by Satan’s Chosen: http://judaism.is/genocide.html

  82. @Miggle

    Yep a perfect example of why we are here to point out the mendacious lies you tell about Israel. Stop the bullshit. Who the fuck is SOTT news? Give me a brake.
    I have heard a lot about this and per usual people write entire false claims against the Jews.
    I saw one video where the settlers were accused of killing Palestinian farm animals when in fact it was a virus.
    Here is the real story, and the disgust goes both ways.
    https://www.timesofisrael.com/jordanian-farmers-israel-is-stealing-our-water/

  83. Ron Keep on doing what you’re doing. This website provides me with a great sense of joy and knowledge

  84. anon[337] • Disclaimer says:

    Who the fuck is SOTT news?

    these photos from
    https://www.sott.net/page/9-Meet-the-Editors
    that’s Eva Bartlett, bottom row LEFT, below vase of flowers

    Give me a brake.

    • LOL: Fran Taubman
  85. @ParadoxRocks

    there’s a crack in everything, that’s how the light gets in…

    Democrazy is coming . . . to the U. S. A. …

  86. @anon

    The premise of your argument and this article is total bullshit. Refute that !!!

  87. @anon

    This goes to show what a total uninformed ignorant racist you are. Here is Media facts on SOTT
    news.
    Like a school child could have separated the from fiction on this web site, and the Jews stealing water OMG what thieves they are and you knew it all along!!! They kill children and steal water. Let me guess a Jihadi?
    https://mediabiasfactcheck.com/signs-of-the-times-sott/

    Sources in the Conspiracy-Pseudoscience category may publish unverifiable information that is not always supported by evidence. These sources may be untrustworthy for credible/verifiable information, therefore fact checking and further investigation is recommended on a per article basis when obtaining information from these sources. See all Conspiracy-Pseudoscience sources.

    • Replies: @anon
  88. Muggles says:

    Congratulations to Ron Unz for this achievement and his persistence in the face of many obstacles.

    As much as the articles, I enjoy the Comments sections. Some comments are very informative and argued well. Funny. Others are retread “blame” Jews (or whomever) or of the dismal hopeless variety “we’re screwed” kind. Then the ultra cynical ones “can’t believe this, that and the other” due to the Jews (again) or someone else. Cynicism isn’t thought but surrender.

    I think these Comments are a rich source of future research (if archived and accessible). One could easily (if you forced grad students into doing the work) categorize Comments in a number of interesting ways. Blame Jews, Blame Left, Blame everyone more or less. It’s all hopeless, etc.

    I think the numerous predictions are ripe for analysis. “This and such” will surely happen. The Depression is Soon. So and so will start WWIII, or a race war, or something. Anything specifically predicted. Then such “predictions” can be measured for accuracy. How many were correct? Partial credit for somewhat correct. Too soon. Etc. And the bias of predictions. My guess is nearly all are pessimistic. There is always a heavy bias towards gloom-and-doom (maybe a human trait) but these are often wrong or totally wrong. I think negative predictions is a form of Virtue Signaling among most older folks or anyone with strong political views. “Don’t be a sucker” stuff. Very silly psychology at work, but ever present.

    So if there are any non commie political scientists, sociologists, etc. out there, plenty of new horizons for interesting research. Ron Unz has provided the data. Let’s hope he keeps on going.

    • Replies: @Rurik
  89. Anonymous[129] • Disclaimer says:
    @Wizard of Oz

    They don’t have it, and neither does Foreign Policy. The Alexa rating is utter crap unless you have their beacon. And even then it’s crap because you don’t know which sites on the chart have it and which are just pure guesses. Alexa gets it’s numbers from a skewed sample and their algorithms are proprietary so you don’t know what they’re doing.

  90. Yeah, them click farms am somethin’, ain’t?

  91. @TheJewishQuestion

    I am underwhelmed by the “nasty and unnecessary ‘sand nigger’ type commenters.” But I would go to extreme lengths to defend their right to say it, freely and openly.

  92. Al Liguori says: • Website
    @Fran Taubman

    Jews doing what they do in 1946 (no “viruses” here): http://judaism.is/genocide.html

    [MORE]

    January 12, 1946, Palestine. A train was derailed by Jewish terrorists at Hadera near Haifa by a bomb and robbed of £35,000 in cash. Two British police officials were injured.

    January 19, 1946, Jerusalem. Jewish terrorists destroyed a power station and a portion of the Central Jerusalem prison by explosives. Two persons were killed by police.

    January 22, 1946, Palestine. Jewish terrorists launched an attack against the British-controlled Givat Olga Coast Guard Station located between Tel Aviv and Haifa. Ten persons were injured and one was killed. Captured papers indicated that the purpose of this raid was to take revenge on the British for their seizure of a refugee ship on January 18. British military authorities in Jerusalem questioned 3,000 Jews and held 148 in custody.

    April 25, 1946, Palestine. Jewish terrorists attacked a British installation near Tel Aviv. This group, which contained a number of young girls, had as its goal the capture of British weapons. British authorities rounded up 1,200 suspects.

    June 24, 1946, Palestine. The Irgun radio “Fighting Zion” warns that three kidnapped British officers are held as hostages for two Irgun members, Josef Simkohn and Isaac Ashbel facing execution as well as 31 Irgun terrorists facing trial. June 27, 1946, Palestine. Thirty Irgun terrorists are sentenced by a British military court to 15 years in prison. One, Benjamin Kaplan, was sentenced to life for carrying a firearm. July 3, 1946, Palestine. Palestine High Commissioner, Lt. General Sir Alan Cunningham commuted to life imprisonment the death sentences of Josef Simkohn and Isaac Ashbel, Irgun members.

    June 29, 1946, Palestine. British military units and police raided Jewish settlements throughout Palestine searching for the leaders of Haganah, a leading Jewish terrorist agency. The Jewish Agency for Palestine was occupied and four top officials arrested. At the end of June, 1946 2,000 were arrested and four Jews and one British soldier were killed.

    July 1, 1946, Palestine. British officials announced the discovery of a large arms dump hidden underground at Meshak Yagur. 2,659 men and 59 women were detained for the three day operation in which 27 settlements were searched. A second arms dump was discovered on July 1 in a school building. Four were killed and 80 were injured.

    July 22, 1946, Jerusalem. The west wing of the King David Hotel in Jerusalem which housed British Military Headquarters and other governmental offices was destroyed at 12:57 PM by explosives planted in the cellar by members of the Irgun terrorist gang. By the 26 of July the casualties were 76 persons killed, 46 injured and 29 still missing in the rubble. The dead included many British, Arabs and Jews. July 23, 1946, Jerusalem. The Irgun Zvai Leumi terrorist group takes responsibility for the King David bombing but blames the British, calling them “tyrants.” July 24, 1946, London. The British government released a White Paper that accuses the Haganah, Irgun and Stern gangs of “a planned movement of sabotage and violence” under the direction of the Jewish Agency and asserts that the June 29 arrest of Zionist leaders was the cause of the bombing. August 2, 1946, Jerusalem. The Palestine Government disclosed the final count that 91 persons were killed and 45 injured in the King David bombing. November 5, 1946, Palestine. British authorities released the following eight Jewish Agency leaders from the Latrun concentration camp where they had been held since June 29: Moshe Shertok, Dr. Issac Greenbaum, Dr. Bernard Joseph, David Remiz, David Hacohen, David Shingarevsky, Joseph Shoffman and Mordecai Shatter. A total of 2,550 Haganah suspects have also been released as well as 779 Jews arrested in the wake of the King David bombing. July 26, 1947, Palestine. Menachem Begin, leader of the Irgun, announced from his secret headquarters that Haganah had planned the King David Hotel bombing in Jerusalem on July 22, 1946 in which 91 persons were killed.
    http://www.iamthewitness.com/doc/Bunche.Report.on.Zionist.Terrorism.in.the.Near.East.htm

    July 29, 1946, Tel Aviv. Police in Tel Aviv raided a workshop making bombs.

    July 31, 1946, Tel Aviv. A large cache of weapons, extensive counterfeiting equipment and $1,000,000 in counterfeit Government bonds were discovered in Tel Aviv’s largest synagogue.

    August 2, 1946, Jerusalem. Jerusalem police announced the arrest of Itzhak Yesternitsky, second man in the Stern gang.

    August 19, 1946, Three Jews bombed the transport “Empire Rival.”

    August 27, 1946, Palestine. During the searches conducted on August 26, an explosive limpet mine similar to the one used on the “Empire Rival” was found.

    August 29, 1946, Jerusalem. The British Government announced the commutation to life imprisonment of the death sentences imposed on 18 Jewish youths convicted of bombing the Haifa railroad shops.

    August 30, 1946, Palestine. British military units discovered arms and munitions dumps in the Jewish farming villages of Dorot and Ruhama.

    September 8, 1946, Palestine. Zionist terrorists cut the Palestine railroad in 50 places.

    September 9, 1946, Tel Aviv. Two British officers were killed in an explosion in a public building. September 10, 1946, Palestine. British troops imposed a curfew and arrested 101 Jews and wounded two in a search for saboteurs in Tel Aviv and neighboring Ramat Gan. Irgun terrorist groups took the action against the railways on September 8, as a protest.

    September 9, 1946, Haifa. An Arab constable was killed.

    September 14, 1946, Jaffa. Jewish terrorists robbed three banks in Jaffa and Tel Aviv, killing three Arabs. Thirty-six Jews were arrested.

    September 15, 1946, Tel Aviv. Jewish terrorists attacked a police station on the coast near Tel Aviv but were driven off by gunfire.

    October 2, 1946, Tel Aviv. British military units and police seized 50 Jews in a Tel Aviv cafe after a Jewish home was blown up. This home belonged to a Jewish woman who had refused to pay extortion money to the Irgun terrorist gang.

    October 6, 1946, Jerusalem. An RAF soldier was killed by gunfire.

    October 8, 1946, Jerusalem. Two British soldiers were killed when their truck detonated a land mine outside Jerusalem. A leading Arab figure was wounded in a similar mine explosion in Jerusalem and more road mines were found near Government House.

    October 31, 1946, Rome. The British Embassy in Rome was damaged by a bomb, planted by Jewish terrorists. November 4, 1946, Rome. Italian authorities released a letter in which the Jewish terrorist gang Irgun took credit for the October 31 embassy bombing.

    November 3, 1946, Palestine. Two Jews and two Arabs were killed in clashes between Arabs and a group of Jews attempting to establish a settlement at Lake Hula in northern Palestine.

    November 7, 1946, Palestine. Railroad traffic was suspended for 24 hours throughout Palestine following a fourth Irgun attack on railway facilities in two days.

    November 9 – November 13, 1946, Palestine. Nineteen persons, eleven British soldiers and policemen and eight Arab constables, were killed in Palestine during this period as Jewish terrorists, using land mines and suitcase bombs, increased their attacks on railroad stations, trains and even streetcars.

    November 17, 1946, Three policemen and an RAF sergeant murdered in a land mine explosion.

    November 20, 1946, Jerusalem. Five persons were injured when a bomb exploded in the Jerusalem tax office.

    December 2 – December 5, 1946, Palestine. Ten persons, including six British soldiers, were killed in bomb and land-mine explosions.

    December 3, 1946, Jerusalem. A member of the Stern gang was killed in an abortive hold-up attempt.

    December 26, 1946, Palestine. Armed Jewish terrorists raided two diamond factories in Nathanya and Tel Aviv and escaped with nearly $107,000 in diamonds, cash and bonds. These raids signaled an end to a two-week truce during the World Zionist Congress.

  93. Rurik says:
    @Muggles

    Blame Jews, Blame Left, Blame everyone more or less. It’s all hopeless, etc.

    I think the numerous predictions are ripe for analysis. …. Anything specifically predicted. Then such “predictions” can be measured for accuracy.

    I’m not one to ‘blame Jews’, but I am one for making predictions about what some Jewish supremacists will do in the months and years to come.

    I predict that Jewish supremacists will agitate for more wars and misery and theft and serial destabilizations in the Middle East, and anywhere else leaders are willing to thumb their noses to Zion and its stooges- (Macron, Merkel, Johnson, Trump, etc..). I predict places like Russia and Venezuela will continue to be scourged and demonized by the ((media)).

    I predict as well that more Palestinians will be murdered and have their lands stolen by Jewish supremacists.

    I predict the ZUSA will continue to slavishly run cover for such moral atrocities, due to the corruption of our government and institutions by Jewish supremacists.

    I predict that Jewish supremacists will continue to hound and savage in their media all sane and normal white American men who don’t want to be gay, see more immigration, celebrate more diversity and multiculturalism, give up their guns, and generally act like sane white men should act.

    For that ‘crime’, Jewish supremacists will continue to heap opprobrium upon them, and call them all kinds of names. That is my prediction.

    I also predict that Jewish supremacists will become increasingly unhinged at Trump, simply because he appeals to this type of white male. Slavish servility to Israel, is not enough for these Jewish supremacists. They demand hatred and laws against all sane and normal white men, and will screech their endless lies if they’re not granted what they want.

    News will continue to be reported with a malevolent double standard that mocks any and all sense of justice or even propriety. Blacks and browns and gays and transgenders and Muslims and everyone non-white male, will all continue to be hailed as heroes and saints, and any who complain about this raging double standard are just “Nazis” and “white supremacists” and “racists”.

    Those are my predictions.

    I have more, but that should due for now.

    Any care to wager on my prescience?

    • Replies: @Dave Bowman
  94. MARGARIDA says:

    Congratulations!

    [MORE]
    It is very important what you and other write here.

  95. anon[337] • Disclaimer says:
    @Fran Taubman

    “Ignorant” “racist” “bullshit”

    quite a task you set, to refute those powerful, logical arguments.

    re SOTT: the MediaBias assessment says that reporting is spotty: it MAY produce content that does not have strong evidence in support, but apparently, some times it does.


    The Times of Israel article from 2012 that you linked seems to suggest that Israel is, indeed, diverting the water: the Israeli did not deny that water was being diverted; rather, he said it was part of a re-design of the system that was “going to make things better.” (He did not say for whom.)

    This video on IsraelSocial TV (from 2013) addressed the issue of the water, who has it, who controls it.

    Unable to find a specific analysis of IsraelSocialTV, but take a look at its personnel:

    https://tv.social.org.il/eng/about-us

    Maybe you can distinguish Hebrew/Israelis from Arab/Palestinians; my intuition is that there are several of each, Jews and Arabs, producing, editing, etc. content and videos on Israel Social TV.

    The article that Miggle posted, generated by The Palestinian Information Center and posted on the SOTT website, is time-stamped Fri, 16 Aug 2019 17:50 UTC.

    The information in the 2019 Palestinian Information Center article seems to synchronize with the information from seven years earlier, in the video: the Mekorot water company is taking water from Palestinian regions and diverting it by one means or another to the benefit of Israeli farmers, settlers, and commercial interests. Further, any attempts by Palestinians to supply their own needs by digging wells, making ponds, or trucking in water are destroyed by Israelis.

    If I were an ignorant, racist, Jew-hating bullshitter, I would simply conclude that the SOTT item supported the claim that Jews are stealing water as well as demonically depriving Palestinians of water, one more example of Jews being Jews.
    But I’m not a bullshitter.

    • Replies: @Fran Taubman
  96. smaragdus says:

    I discovered this website only recently as a matter of chance and what a serendipity it turned out to be! Very soon this website- a real a treasure trove, became my favourite place on the web. I visit it daily, read articles (and sometimes save them offline) and comments, research links and quotations, building my own database. I am still exploring this website yet I can say that I find most of the articles worth reading (with the exception of those written by Linh Dinh and The Saker) while some are really of exceptional quality. For the time being my absolute favourite author is Andrew Joyce (I have not yet had time to read all his essays).

    I want to thank Ron Unz for creating and maintaining this website (which, by the way, has excellent mobile version). I also find the the books archive very useful. Many thanks, Mr Unz, keep up the great work!

  97. When we start seeing a better grade of Hasbara we’ll know Ron has really made it. Right now we’re still dealing with the amateurs.

    The Pulitzer Prize will be the earnest article in the New York Times calling for shutting down ‘the right wing hate site.’

  98. @Colin Wright

    Before the NYT can write their article about “the right wing hate site” the Deep State needs to load some Unz article files in the computer of a crazed mass shooter–after the fact will work….

    This stuff is just too predicable…

  99. @anon

    The information in the 2019 Palestinian Information Center article seems to synchronize with the information from seven years earlier, in the video: the Mekorot water company is taking water from Palestinian regions and diverting it by one means or another to the benefit of Israeli farmers, settlers, and commercial interests. Further, any attempts by Palestinians to supply their own needs by digging wells, making ponds, or trucking in water are destroyed by Israelis.

    Look there are problems for sure and it is complicated, not just the Jews are stealing Palestinians water. These accusations of Jews bad Palestinians victims is a across the board on any issue presented on this thread. Like Al Jazera, and other anti Israeli propaganda. At least your film was an Israeli produced video criticizing Israel. Do you see anything critical by Palestinians about Palestinians?
    My point is the propaganda is very one sided.
    I am after the truth and only the truth. I did not realize the article I posted was 2012, I thought it was more recent. I have googled and searched Israeli news and cannot find anything recent about this in publications I respect for fairness. I did find the following, and although lengthy addresses both sides of the argument and mentions negative Israeli behavior that is mentioned in the SOTT article and your video. They also mention the mitigating factors of the competition and water battle. Mostly the lack of proper sewage treatment by the Palestinians, causing pollution.

    http://ecopeaceme.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/01/Water_Diplomacy.pdf

    These are some Israeli news articles about the problem.

    https://www.timesofisrael.com/west-bank-water-theft-drains-israelis-and-palestinians-dry/

    would simply conclude that the SOTT item supported the claim that Jews are stealing water as well as demonically depriving Palestinians of water, one more example of Jews being Jews.
    But I’m not a bullshitter.

    yeah you got that right Jews being Jews and racist Jew baiters being racist Jew baiters. You are not a bullshitter what a great virtue. Doesn’t mitigate your racism, and you are a Jew baiter. Looking for the Jews being Jews, not the truth, which is often more nuanced.

  100. @Colin Wright

    When we start seeing a better grade of Hasbara we’ll know Ron has really made it. Right now we’re still dealing with the amateurs.

    Yeah and you would know an amateur Colin right? Like kindergarten Colin trying to be an amateur. Looking to flush the bad comments down the toilet?
    What a powerhouse sophisticate you are.
    A towering intellectual.
    You are just a hater parroting every stupid propaganda piece you can consume and quote verbatim back. You do not even know half the things you are quoting.
    You my man should save up your shekels and take a trip to the holy land. You will be shocked at how full of shit your writing is. Like not even respectable.
    Like the Neo Nazi’s write more coherently than you. Which is not saying much.
    But you are better then the Judensau cunt bitch anon dudes.

    • Replies: @Colin Wright
  101. @Fran Taubman

    Israel has been stealing water from the Jordan and from the aquifer under the West Bank for decades. And if Alberich, Mime, Hagen and every other Hasbarist dwarf descend on this site, it won’t change that basic truth one iota.

    • Replies: @Fran Taubman
  102. @Fran Taubman

    ‘Yeah and you would know an amateur Colin right? Like kindergarten Colin trying to be an amateur…’

    Post a picture of yourself, Fran. Are you cute?

  103. @sturbain

    Yep. Unz.com has rapidly become indispensable, and this report of its tremendous growth is the best news I’ve heard all week.

  104. @Oscar Peterson

    [Too much off-topic nonsense.]

    • Agree: PetrOldSack
  105. This is pretty much my go-to website now for socio-political matters. Thank you for providing it.

    It is sad though, judging from the comments above, how many people even here still keep themselves wrapped up in fake Left-Right dialectics.

  106. Congrats to Ron Unz for, to quote from the title of German-American theologian Paul Tillich’s book, “Courage to be”.

  107. @TheJewishQuestion

    Could you provide an example of a UR commenter using the term “sand nigger”?

    I don’t read the site exhaustively, but I sample it quite regularly and don’t ever remember seeing that phrased employed.

    Also, what is a “‘sand nigger’ type of comment” as distinct from the actual use of the term itself?

  108. It’s interesting to consider the comparative fortunes of UR and TNR.

    TNR was the flagship journal of liberal commentary for decades from its founding before WW I. When Martin Peretz took it over (with his wife’s money) he gradually transformed it into vehicle for his pro-Israel obsessions. Eventually, with circulation declining and Peretz becoming an embarrassment even to his supporters, he was edged out and the babe-in-the-woods, Chris Hughes, acquired it with his Facebook millions.

    Initially it was all wonderful–a young, gay tech multi-millionaire was going to fund and somehow resurrect the greatness of TNR. Then the costs began to become onerous for him, his Huffingtonesque inclinations ran up against the aggressive neocon Jewishness that underlay the organization and he began to make personnel moves that the staff did not like. The denouement was a dramatic re-enactment of Exodus–the mass flight of the magazine’s employees out of Egypt, as media Jews across the spectrum engaged in wild-eyed prophesying against the cruel young pharaoh who had sent these put-upon Hebrew scribes into the wilderness.

    Over night, Hughes the bright young thing became Hughes the worthless goy, sponging off the Jewish genius of dear Zuck. And now Hughes is a virtual unperson in our increasingly repressive media environment.

    The wreckage of TNR was finally put on life support by some lesser wealthy person out in Oregon (I believe) and that’s more or less where the magazine remains today. No print edition anymore of course. And, typical of the timorous MSM culture of the present day, all commenting has been eliminated. Too much hatred, you know. The battles in the TNR comment section back in the Peretz days had been quite entertaining with a pro-Israel Old Guard holed up at TNR like it was Masada. The knock-down battles there on Israel and related topics were a forerunner of the discussions here at UR and in a few other places. TNR has now become a bland, flavorless publication that serves up warmed-over leftish pieties to a limited audience.

    The sad story of TNR’s decline and fall captures the media zeitgeist in almost every detail.

    And in the chaotic wreckage that is our moribund MSM sprouts UR. But it has to be said that there are unlikely to be many UR’s. They require a funding source that is more or less impervious to the censorious pressures that are now directed with impunity across the media landscape and a willingness to self-isolate. This is why Phil Giraldi is a refugee here after having been expelled, like Unz himself, from The American Conservative.

    • Replies: @Rurik
    , @PetrOldSack
    , @Miro23
  109. Next comes the UNZ cable news network channel?

    BTW — I was unaware of this site until you added the august Paul Kersey.

  110. Congratulations Ron!

    While this may sound trite, the various writers who contribute also should also take a bow.

    Last but not least, a website like this is only as good as the commentators and the moderators. I learn so much from the comment section, and unlike the liberal counterparts, the people of Unz generally understand that brevity is the soul of wit and wisdom.

  111. George says:

    I personally think you would have been better off keeping the success of Unz.com a secret. But that is just paranoid me.

  112. @Oscar Peterson

    Excellent comment, …who finances unz.com explains it all, the life-line, the expected life-time, the setting of dusk. While at it, it defines the content, it is understood that who pays get´s to decide on the meta concepts and ideas allowed. The money drives the narratives, as at any MSM media. There is no difference whatsoever.

    The fact that Ron Unz evades any query as to what and who, as far as things go, his zine is what he calls “cheap´´ to be kept running, is an outright lie. The embedding into other meta tools, is a fair indicator of where unz.com belongs. With the rest. It might escape most readers and most commenters, a few of the most numb writers, but not the content, but how content is manipulated and propagated, filtered and massed and timed and other secondary manipulation that decides on influencing. Influencing what? For now mostly the next elections seems to be the prime goal.

    • Replies: @peterAUS
  113. anon[337] • Disclaimer says:

    you are a Jew baiter.

    [clutching pearls] Heaven forfend!!
    I, a Jew baiter? NEVAH. *

    You claim that you are “looking for the truth,” which is “more nuanced,”

    But who did the search for those complexities?

    Your initial response and a follow-up responses, were, and I quote:

    @ 86. “Stop the bullshit. Who the fuck is SOTT news?” then, a link to a 2012 Times of Israel article

    @ 90. “The premise of your argument and this article is total bullshit. Refute that !!!”

    @ 91. “This goes to show what a total uninformed ignorant racist you are. Here is Media facts on SOTT” then, link and quote of Mediabias judgment regarding SOTT

    Your first substantive assessment of evidence, the basis for “truth,” did not come until AFTER anon explored and applied logic and reason to the evidence.

    Credit to you for links in your comment @103; I read the pdf but not the Times of Israel article.

    [MORE]

    —–
    *edit:
    On second thought, yes, the closing statement was “Jew baiting.” Why did I do that?
    I’ve been exploring these topics for over 10 years. I didn’t start out as a “Jew baiter” or even a “Jew hater.” I think my interest in the complex topics of zionism –>hasbara–>World War I & II –> holocaust went into high-gear in ~2007 when I wrote a comment on DailyKos about a very ugly event I had attended that was sponsored by “The Iran Task Force,” organized by Zionist Organization of America, Jewish Federation, & others. Someone on DK responded to my comment, “Why do you hate Jews?” DK banned me shortly thereafter, so I did not have a chance to respond.
    But the question has been on my mind ever since (–in fact, it leaves me no peace, as much as I prefer to invest my time and talents in other pursuits) : My immediate reaction, and my conviction for most of the intervening years, was, I don’t hate Jews. I have never hated Jews.
    I had never been in a situation where I perceived Jews in a negative light, but that Iran Task Force event, and sadly, in at least a dozen events in which I have personally participated with Jewish people, I have witnessed hate as the motivating force behind the agendas of Jewish people who are able to shape policy that involves my country, therefore my tax dollars, in actions that have cost the lives of hundreds of thousands of people that I also do not hate — but that those Jewish influence-shapers want me to hate.

    There have been high-points and low-points in this decade+ long series of interactions with Jews. One of the low points was the appearance of Dr. Izzledein Abulaish at the local Jewish community center. You may recall that Dr. Abulaish is a Palestinian doctor from Gaza who was at work in a hospital in Israel at the moment when his home was targeted by Israeli missiles and his daughters killed.

    (Subsequent videos captured Israelis cursing Izzledein as he moved through an airport).
    Abulaish found the strength to develop the message, I Shall Not Hate. As I recall his words from that event at the JCC, his conviction arose from his knowledge as a physician: “hate” does not heal the human body, it harms it.
    What distressed me about the JCC event was that the Jews who sponsored it used Abulaish’s courage and act of will as a demonstration of their own goodness. They should have been throwing themselves at his feet and begging forgiveness, but instead they were proud of their trophy: look at what we can do, we trot out this man who refuses to hate us for killing his children.
    As much as I wish him all the peace and comfort his determination not to hate brings to him, maybe Dr. Abulaish’s analogy is imperfect: the human body does reject attacks upon it that seek to harm or destroy it. It is not only normal to “hate” such intrusions and violations of the Body Human, it is essential to its continued existence. The exquisite project is to figure out where those intrusions and violations are located, and to sufficiently focus resistance to those threats — appropriately name and resist the “hate” — so that the rest of the organism remains intact.
    I suppose this edit is an attempt to justify or excuse my “jew-baiting” behavior. Guilty as charged.
    But read the white paper Fran linked in 103: http://ecopeaceme.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/01/Water_Diplomacy.pdf.
    Essentially, it says, “We Jews need water for our national security.” Period.

    • Replies: @Fran Taubman
  114. Does it seem likely that Ron Unz is strong enough to stand up against the combined power of the ADL, AIPAC, the CIA, the Conference of Presidents, Google, the Mega Group, Mossad, Sayeret Matkal, the SPLC, Unit 8200, the US Congress, etc?

    Does that make sense?

    If the Unz Review survives the great Internet purge that is currently underway, it will be with the tacit approval and cooperation of those organizations.

    If those powers do decide to take down Unz Review, they won’t bother debating Ron Unz. They have a wide array of more effective tools at hand.

    One can think of several reasons for why they might permit TUR to continue operating for the time being.

    • Replies: @PetrOldSack
    , @peterAUS
    , @Miro23
  115. Republic says:
    @follyofwar

    EMJ was not banned by YouTube but he has made his site private. He recently got two strikes so he decided to go private for three months and then to reopen his site to the public.

    He was getting too much traffic and he was openly discussed the JQ, also he was discussing Mayor Pete , he actually wrote an expose on this man who is a great favorite of the oligarchs

  116. @TheJewishQuestion

    I have often wanted to forward an Unz Review link to a friend, but refrained from doing so because the comments on the story lie far outside the present-day Overton Window.

    However, I do not want the moderation policy to change. Comments are already moderated, and you will notice the difference if you visit sites that have no comment moderation, or have a racist motivation.

    The problem is our Overton Window. Any talk about race realism, for example, is excluded from the mainstream, and that exclusion is vigorously policed. A single honest conversation about black crime, Jewish power, or the beneficiaries of mass Third-World immigration, is enough to get you unpersoned for life.

    People are so familiar with the mainstream media landscape that they think it provides normal, healthy debate; they think that anything broader must be racist, immoral, and probably criminal. Too bad – they are wrong. The success of the Unz Review speaks for itself. Thank you, Mr Unz, for giving us such a wide range of articles to read and discuss. Long may it continue.

  117. Truthsayer says: • Website

    @mymom, welcome to my latinized world, and my wife’s. She’s from Hondurass. Nobody said anything about the massive demonstrations in Honduras protesting the sharp turn to Chavismo by then President Manuel “Mel” Zelaya.

    My wife was in the same school with him. When he told the teacher he was going to bepresudentone day the whole class roared. The brains in his plan to win a rigged referendum for another Chavista regime was Patricia Rodas.

    The guy broke lots of laws and constitutional boundaries. Their SCOTUS ordered him arrested for multiple crimes, and in the interest of peace he got a choice between prison or resign and exile.

    Hillary, contrary to leftist blather, ordered the interim president to resign.

    Leftists in Honduras have pushed the migration to the U. S., organized them, and they are financed. By billionaires here in the plan to destroy the country.

    And Hondurans mostly despise the leftist party Libtre there.Especially when he and pal Nasrallah proclaim that gangs are not a problem, “they are our friends”.

  118. fish says:
    @UncommonGround

    You cannot work more than 24 hours a day.

    Sailer can it seems!

  119. @Sean McBride

    One can think of several reasons for why they might permit TUR to continue operating for the time being.

    Many secondary, and controlled functionalities can be suggested as to unz.com. A polling station for the next elections, ratting out potential trouble makers, testing conditional narratives, the list is long. unz.com is a laboratory, some commenters even sponsor their own exhibitionism. Who is reported to on “alt´´ behaviour of any fringe is certainly an issue. The shut-down auto pilot is built in, so why push it? As long as the exhibitionism is “free´´ as in having no consequence in the real world, as much as everything is sand-boxed, the unz.com review is a precise measuring tool, of what google(youtube), facebook have difficulty to granulate.

    Whatever, fascinating super-man Ron Unz stuff. Idolatry, is understandable.

    The conventional interests groups are the ones benefitting.

  120. @anon

    Your truthful standpoint of hatting the Jews is the whole point, you do not have to post videos and try to reason your hate and bigotry away. Bigotry and hate are not reasoned thoughts.

    You are smart enough to know that we could go tit for tat on horrifying videos showing each side as monsters.

    Hatred of the Jews started in the middle ages by the Church of Rome for the sin of killing Christ.
    That drama has past and rectified amongst Christians and Jews. Now Islam has taken on the bigotry and hatred verbatim: killing children, poisoning water wells, stealing organs and or water. All irrational bigotry.

    To believe all bad of one group and all good and victimization of another group goes against the laws of science. All forces are met with equal and opposite force.

    “We Palestinians need water for our national security” See what I mean.

  121. peterAUS says:
    @PetrOldSack

    Hard.

    Maybe you are correct: this online pub is, ultimately, controlled by the usual suspects for the usual end result.
    Exposing the people behind (financial support, that is) will simply, as ALWAYS, show the usual names.

    There is another option though.
    What if your quite logical query “who is really behind this thing” has a (non?) desired effect?
    What if people behind this aren’t quite “them”? Exposing them would be quite counterproductive I guess. Well, for the majority of people here, that is.

    Let’s assume, for the moment, that some wealthy “non-them” are behind this pub. And they don’t actually like much what the usual suspects have in mind.
    Exposing them would…well…we know what will happen.

    Hehe…what does that make of you?
    Unwitting pawn or maybe more?

    Makes sense?

    In the meantime why we just don’t do what we feel is right?
    Won’t last long either way. This site shall be put down sooner or later or changed. Same thing.
    Let’s try to use it while we can.

    • Replies: @PetrOldSack
  122. peterAUS says:
    @Sean McBride

    ….One can think of several reasons for why they might permit TUR to continue operating for the time being.

    Yes.

  123. @peterAUS

    Makes sense?

    Makes sense. Then, what is more productive, breaking down a single layer, or adding one. You suggest allowing for adding one. There is many a layer yet, the onion(Tor), intrigues versus plain, is already beyond the grasp of most readers, what the heck, let´s add another one! Let´s get drunk on junk.

    • Replies: @peterAUS
  124. schrub says:
    @Digital Samizdat

    I checked out this guy’s video. What an arrogant p—k.

    Then I noticed what is in the background of the video. Look at the bookshelf behind him.
    Apparently this guy has a home business repairing computers. Not only that but his authoritative sources of information about computers seem to include a suspiciously large number of the computer Dummy series (yellow cover) which are meant for rank amateurs.

    Not exactly the best credentials for giving expert advice about the internet (or about much of anything else).

    I figured that either peterAUS or Sean would be among the first to hurriedly present such a feeble and pre-packaged response. My comment about the option of the Tor browser to insure online privacy must have made both of them very nervous.

    The mere mention of the Tor browser always has that panicked effect among a certain group of people.

    However, if more people don’t volunteer their computers to be Tor relays, it will soon lose its effectiveness.

    • Replies: @peterAUS
  125. peterAUS says:
    @PetrOldSack

    Well…depends on what you want.

    If…if…you want to discuss certain topics with a couple of guys who are on the same page to start with, I guess this online pub is good enough. You “talk at your own table in the corner”. Let the rest do whatever they want. White noise.

    If you want to educate and inform, let alone debate and “wake”, maybe even influence the power in the real world, well…agree with you. This place ain’t gonna to do that.
    Ever.
    If it even starts to do that it will be shut down in instant. Or coopted. In that case there won’t be even those “tables in the corner”.

  126. peterAUS says:
    @schrub

    Well, let’s put it this way: YOU keep using Tor or whatever you feel usable and thinking you are anonymous/have privacy there.
    BTW, great research about the fellow. You use the same…ahm…method when researching the world of IT? Like “zero days exploits”, “firmware upgrade”, “hardware physical security” etc?

    The rest of the guys here could do a couple of things:
    1. Take a good look at who that “arrogant prick” is. My take: he forgot more about IT than 99 % people here will ever know about. Don’t believe me; take a look at his educational videos.
    2. Heed his advice.

    Free will.

    There is more. I’ve said this before but will repeat it:
    “You” do everything by the book to stay anonymous/private on the Net. Very hard, expensive too, but possible. Your…..effort….then REALLY raises a red flag.
    And then THEY REALLY start paying attention to you. You just entered into another world. You sure you want it?

    Again…hehe…free will.

    • Replies: @Commentator Mike
  127. Al Liguori says: • Website

    [Too much off-topic quarreling.]

    • Agree: Fran Taubman
  128. Wally says:
    @davidgmillsatty

    said:
    “I will take you on and prove otherwise. And I promise that I will not resort to violence. And I play by the rules of civil debate.

    I’m your huckleberry.

    UR is just fine, or:

    See the ‘holocaust’ scam debunked here: http://codoh.com
    No name calling, level playing field debate here: http://forum.codoh.com

    • Replies: @davidgmillsatty
  129. Not surprising. There is a HUGE market for racist drivel. How else will the mouth-breathing incel racists feel better about themselves?

    • Replies: @Ungoliant
  130. Congrats, Ron!
    Serious dissent is going mainstream.

  131. The MacArthur Foundation is highly respected by the intellectual elite – therefore one of the more obvious fronts for the CIA. Unfortunately all of the media’s opinions and world views are formed by the ruling class to divide, conquer and control the people. Censorship that rivals anything seen outside of the last twenty years of technology. A rising media star in a tightly censored police state = another shepherd for lefties and righties and the confused.

  132. anon[144] • Disclaimer says:
    @Fran Taubman

    1. don’t patronize me.

    2. my complaint involves Israeli Jews who killed the children of a physician from Gaza then paraded his virtue as if it were their own.

    3. there’s a vast difference in the power equation regarding the water resource. If you were half as smart as I am you would realize that.

    4. “in the 13th century Christians blamed Jews for killing Christ,” — does that justify Jews stealing water from the people of Gaza?

  133. Ungoliant says:
    @Not a nazi

    Your virtue is signalled, NPC. Orange man bad. Cuckoldry good. That’s not…who we are.

  134. Yall can talk about Da Jews all you want here. They’re nobody’s. Best not get any ideas about talking down on the Asians though, the Chinese and North Koreans in particular. Ever since I exposed their sinister plot to grow a bigger schlong, using Dennis Rodmans freshly stolen schlong DNA, they’ve been sneakin in my house while I’m away and crapping in all my pants. For those not in the know, thats why they always invite Rodman over there, to steal his schlong DNA. You better believe it.

    You heard right, these small donged sneaky ass Asians have been sneaking in and leaving a pantload in all my pants. I went and picked up my pants one day off the floor, put them on, and I’ll be damned if they hadn’t been previously crapped in. Before I put them on. Stunk too. Like fish and chili. I wore them anyway, just to throw the Asians off. Keep them guessing.

    By the way, since I’ve already totally pissed the Asians off by eposing their plot, I might as well tell you the codename of the secret operation, they’re telling everyone they’re making toaster babies or something, trying to prevent diseases and all kinds of other nonsense. Thats bullshit! They’re trying to grow bigger schlongs! I guess since they’e so smart, God figured he would give them a small schlong to make up for the high IQ. Well now they’re trying to play God, have their cake and eat it too, they want a huge schlong and the high IQ. It ain’t happening you sneaky Asians! Whos the smart one now you mfers!

    Anywho, the secret projects codename is : Dong of the 21st Century.

    Leave me alone you Asians! I have more dirt on you that I could drop anyday now, that will set your Dong of the 21st Century plot back decades! I’ll be taking my pants with me too when I leave the house from now on, so don’t try sneaking in and crapping in them.

    • Replies: @Achmed E. Newman
  135. Thank you for making and managing this website, Mr.Unz. I really enjoy the diversity of opinion, and the erudition of many of the submitters. I’m truly grateful to you.

    • Agree: Dan Hayes
  136. Al Liguori says: • Website
    @Fran Taubman

    Hatred of the Jews started in the middle ages by the Church of Rome for the sin of killing Christ.

    Oh really??? Does medieval “Jew hatred” really explain the numerous PRE-Christian expulsions of the Jews? http://judaism.is/expulsions.html

    • Replies: @Miggle
  137. Tony Hall says:

    The failure of the supposedly left progressive Nation and many other publications of its ilk to even attempt some evidence-based reckoning with the lies and crimes of 9/11 is unconscionable. How can any conscientious analyst deal with the true nature of our times without facing the reality there is no solid consensus about what really happened on 9/11. The popular welcoming of the Unz Review stems in large measure from the willingness of the Unz group to maintain an unflinching gaze on the false flag realities permeating our times. The quick rise in the popularity of the Unz Review should be interpreted as a warning to the venues and pundits that refuse to deal thoughtfully and honestly with the most important defining event of the twenty-first century. Their analysis of virtually any feature of contemporary politics cannot come close to reflecting the actual shape of reality if they fail to take into account what we have long been learning about the manipulations stemming from the gross misrepresentations of the 9/11 debacle.

  138. Miro23 says:
    @Oscar Peterson

    And, typical of the timorous MSM culture of the present day, all commenting has been eliminated. Too much hatred, you know. The battles in the TNR comment section back in the Peretz days had been quite entertaining with a pro-Israel Old Guard holed up at TNR like it was Masada. The knock-down battles there on Israel and related topics were a forerunner of the discussions here at UR and in a few other places. TNR has now become a bland, flavorless publication that serves up warmed-over leftish pieties to a limited audience.

    The public are always going to favour free discussion, and they want to participate.

    Look at Britain’s Daily Mail for example. It uses moderation (censorship) but lighter than its rivals (if they allow comments at all) and it’s completely knocking them out.

    The DM gets thousands of comments on every kind of topic (with some great comedy) and it’s addictive.

  139. Miro23 says:
    @Sean McBride

    If those powers do decide to take down Unz Review, they won’t bother debating Ron Unz. They have a wide array of more effective tools at hand.

    One can think of several reasons for why they might permit TUR to continue operating for the time being.

    That’s true enough, but the fact right now, is that UR is the First Amendment in action, which is good for US citizens and free people in general.

  140. @Fran Taubman

    ‘Hatred of the Jews started in the middle ages by the Church of Rome for the sin of killing Christ.’

    God, you’re ignorant. The Greeks hated the Jews. The Romans hated the Jews. The Church fathers hated the Jews…and we haven’t even gotten out of late antiquity yet.

  141. SafeNow says:

    Advocates of “conspiracy theories” that are the least plausible have now been deemed by the deep state to be “terrorists.” Thus, it seems quite possible that these agencies are poised to expand that scope, awaiting only the arrival of a left-leaning President. This webzine would be vulnerable, because a large part of its content consists of convincingly dismantling the official story regarding so many issues. The irony lies in the fact that “convincingly” increases the vulnerability. Thoughtful, insightful, intelligent, sober, engaging, literate, convincing — and therefore, gone.

  142. Advocates of “conspiracy theories” that are the least plausible have now been deemed by the deep state to be “terrorists.” Thus, it seems quite possible that these agencies are poised to expand that scope, awaiting only the arrival of a left-leaning President. This webzine would be vulnerable, because a large part of its content consists of convincingly dismantling the official story regarding so many issues. The irony lies in the fact that “convincingly” increases the vulnerability. Thoughtful, insightful, intelligent, sober, engaging, literate, convincing — and therefore, gone.

    You are convincing, any time-frame? Ten thousand years, and no black swans? In the mean time, some other happenings awaiting resolve? Could we call this emotionally powered reasoning? Proving Darwin wrong while schools and universities build new bends on that same theory?

    The statement is up in the air. A classic case of the preposition of the wrong context, in this case, no context at all.

  143. Nodwink says:

    I thought it unseemly to push my blog here, but last year I wrote a short blog post that was inspired by the American Pravda series:

    Ron Unz has written a provocative series of articles under the umbrella of American Pravda. While I can’t say that I’m on board with many of the conclusions reached in those articles, there is one recurring theme that is very important: those who control the information in a society, control that society — even if that information has little connection to reality.

    For media elites, it didn’t matter how many lies they told, as long as other elites told the same lies, they could determine the narrative; this was the Old Paradigm. There is a New Paradigm, created entirely by one thing: the Internet.

    It is the Internet which has revolutionized Ron Unz’s worldview, and it is revolutionizing the entire world. Oligarchs can no longer depend on owning newspapers and television stations to control societies. We are in control now, and we’re not giving in without a fight.

    • Replies: @Achmed E. Newman
  144. @Fran Taubman

    Hatred of the Jews started in the middle ages by the Church of Rome for the sin of killing Christ.

    Fran,

    I applaud your stout pushback against Judeophobic comments on Unz Review but you may need to refine some of your arguments.

    For instance, the origins of anti-Semitism and Judeophobia lie not in Christianity but in the pre-Christian world — in ancient Egypt, Greece and Rome.

    You can quickly unearth a treasure trove of reputable scholarship on this issue simply by Googling some of the following expressions:

    -ancient anti-judaism
    -ancient anti-semitism
    -anti-semitism ancient egypt
    -anti-semitism ancient greece
    -anti-semitism ancient rome
    -anti-semitism ancient world
    -anti-semitism hellenism
    -anti-semitism origins
    -jews ancient world
    -judeophobia ancient world
    -pagan anti-judaism

    If Christianity were to disappear tomorrow, it would probably not have the slightest impact on the existence of anti-Semitism and Judeophobia around the world.

    (I am not arguing that Christianity isn’t deeply infused with several Judeophobic ideological strains — it is. But some of those key memes predated Christianity.)

  145. Al Liguori says: • Website

    Jewish belief and Jewish behavior cause “anti-Semitism” and “Judeophobia.”

  146. @TheJewishQuestion

    I also like the site. I worry, however, that some of the “crazies” who post in the comment section will hurt its credibility.

    I understand the problem.

    On the one hand, no one wants to get into censorship.

    On the other hand, if there is no moderation, it opens the door to both the “crazies” and to deep-state-plants trying to subvert the site.

    I suppose total free speech is far better than what we see in the MSM. Still, it just takes a few people with “agendas” to make reasoned discourse very difficult.

    • Agree: Mark James
    • Replies: @Sean McBride
  147. @Mike from Jersey

    Censorship cultures are much more likely to be abused than free speech cultures. I can’t think of any exceptions.

    Censorship cultures are invariably taken over by tyrants and despots.

    Free speech cultures are highly resilient to being hijacked by authoritarian and totalitarian players.

    People who are eager to play the role of thought police and speech police tend to be the worst human beings on the planet.

    • Replies: @Mike from Jersey
  148. anon[400] • Disclaimer says:
    @Sean McBride

    Is it equally to be applauded when Germans, or Muslims, or Iranians push back against the demonization they are – and have been- subjected to by Anglo- and Jewish media masters and propagandists?

    Well over the majority of the 150 comments on this item have thanked Ron Unz for creating a media outlet for expressing otherwise sanctioned / censored commentary, and that “pushes back” against the dominant propaganda.

    Fran Taubman’s pov is over-represented in that otherwise censoring media, and dominates the propagandized narrative. It’s not like Taubman’s views are not heard 24-7-365. Yet S/he, too, has a voice on Unz.com.

    Pathetic Sean McBride: the only thing worse than a SJW is a suck-up wannabe SJW.

  149. @Sean McBride

    I tend to agree. If anyone criticized my frequenting of this site, I would tell them “freedom of speech is often not pretty but it is far more attractive than the Orwellian state that American mainstream media has turned into.” For instance, the “Business Insider” had so many people posting links in BI’s “comment section” refuting the Business Insider’s preferred narratives, that BI abolished their “comment sections” entirely. That would be funny if it wasn’t such a tragic commentary on current culture.

    Still, the people challenging BI’s narrative generally made intelligent and reasoned arguments. People visiting this site for the first time might not re-visit it due to the proliferation of “crazies” and “trolls” who frequent the posting sections. Some of these people don’t understand that they are not “getting their message across,” they are accomplishing the precise opposite. And, of course, some people are probably doing that deliberately.

    It is a problem. The way I deal with it, is to refuse to argue with “trolls” or “crazies.” Otherwise, you just end up wasting a lot of time.

  150. [Too much off-topic quarreling.]

  151. SafeNow says:

    Regarding the unhinged, I posted the following thought once before, but the issue appears again, so here we go: In the traditional Western canon, the observant, insightful, charming, unhinged protagonist has occupied a deservedly esteemed place! Descended from Don Quijote and Hamlet, my old lit. professors would say. As pointed-out by posters on this thread, no published commenter has ever crossed the line into dangerousness.

  152. @redmudhooch

    See now this one’s hard to classify.

    I think you are a raging imbecile, RedMudHooch, but I respect your right to be one, right here, right now.

  153. @Nodwink

    It’s not unseemly at all, Mr. Wink. If it’s related, go for it. I am very thankful for Mr. Unz’s forbearance with Peak Stupidity.

  154. @TheJewishQuestion

    nasty, and unnecessary, “sand nigger” type comments

    Personally speaking, I’ll begin to take determined action to limit and censor my own ” ‘ sand-nigger’ type comments” – at least in my written words here if not in my own mind – on the very same day I am assured I won’t have to read ever again the tired, lame, pathetic, patronising, grossly-insulting and wildly-offensive labels for my mindset, of “racist”, “anti-Semitic”, “Islamaphobic”, “homophobic”, “White Supremacist”, “deplorable”, and a hundred others we all know and I can’t even be bothered to list.

    Word-salad cuts both ways, friend.

  155. @Bill Jones

    The “hard left” is incapable of debate

    Bravo.

  156. @Rurik

    I am one for making predictions about what some Jewish supremacists will do in the months and years to come.

    I, for my part Sir, predict that every one of your predictions will come true.

  157. Yngvar says:

    Are You taking requests?

    I would like to see the option of having any comment starting with “OT”, “Off Topic” and such like to be automagically collapsed.

  158. @Sean McBride

    My only point.

    During antiquity there antisemitism was irrelevant. It was a different time. Everyone hated the other. Non stop wars for complete decimation of the other.

  159. @Fran Taubman

    During antiquity there antisemitism was irrelevant. It was a different time. Everyone hated the other. Non stop wars for complete decimation of the other.

    I don’t understand your point.

    In the modern era, many national, ethnic and religious groups have been warring against one another for domination and control. Same old, same old.

    And many of the major themes that dominate contemporary anti-Semitism first emerged in the ancient world, before the appearance of Christianity.

    If one is going to understand anti-Semitism, one needs to look at the big picture and take into account all the factors in play. Christianity is only one factor, and arguably not the most important.

    • Replies: @Fran Taubman
  160. @Sean McBride

    It is difficult for me to respond. I wrote longer responses but they were not posted, I think we are off topic.but I have a strong point you are not following.

    Not same old same old.

    In antiquity the leaders such as Alexander the Great and Genghis Kahn, and Rome, the Vikings played winner take all. It was barbaric. Conquering land and people for superiority. It was different. Everyone was hated. The Jews no less or more than other tribes.

    Pre modern times like after Alfred the Great, when civilization settled down, to cities and countries, and most barbarianism had ceased. Borders and countries were defined. Christianity, the one god, education and travel began towards modernism.

    Antisemitism during pre modern times was different then in antiquity as it was singled out as the enemy and destroyer of Christianity the major religion in Europe.
    Tell me what hatred in Antiquity of the Jews that was no different then the way the Romans hatred towards the Egyptians, or the Hittites or the Phoenicians. Civilizations that perished.

    • Replies: @Sean McBride
  161. @peterAUS

    I bet TOR is crawling with cops, more so than a pub IRL where criminals congregate. I bet half the pretend crooks there on TOR are cops too. If someone is offering an illegal service there he’s either a cop or his first customer will be a cop, or second or third at least. They may let a network grow there, while embedded in it, if they need to fulfill their arrest quotas. But I can’t see that the police departments hanging out there are too bothered about hate speech or PC enforcement – those are on this side of the web and in social media, together with their so many non-cop helpers scanning the media, the equivalent of informers and grasses.

    • Replies: @peterAUS
  162. Pericles says:
    @Digital Samizdat

    Is Tor really all that? I’ve always been suspicious of it. It sounds too good to be true–like the perfect NSA honey trap. Andrew Anglin swears by it though. Is it really secure from government infiltration?

    Originally developed by a US navy lab of some sort; no open protocol specifications; closed source browser too, I believe. I wouldn’t bet on Tor being an ultimate source of freedom or anonymity.

    However, at a guess, Tor is intended for their own informal communication as well as use against other nations and so they let the small stuff slide. Indeed, it might even provide useful cover. It’s all for free speech for oppressed journalists in dictatorships, lol.

    • Replies: @PetrOldSack
    , @Bill Jones
  163. anonymous[340] • Disclaimer says:
    @Bill Jones

    That is my sense of things, too.

    Anecdotal, but I just took a quick look at how many more of Linh Dinh’s columns appear here than at the self-described “leftist” Smirking Chimp. While TUR as far as I know carries all of his work, the other website apparently picks and chooses. (It is possible, but seemingly unlikely, that LD desires this.) The readers of SC are, thus, given a misleading, distorted view of the author and his work.

    Another, corollary observation from earlier this year is the TUR advent and immediate departure of Caitlin Johnstone, whose one and only article has even been scrubbed from the archives. We’ve never been told what happened, but it’s hard to imagine that Mr. Unz wouldn’t want her on the roster. Instead, she may have been skittish about appearing here and becoming smearable in Progressive(tm) circles (where, it can be argued, her anti-Empire observations are more needful).

  164. @Sean McBride

    The origin of Antisemitism is simple.

    Jews.

    Whenever and wherever,

  165. @Fran Taubman

    If you collect all the anti-Jewish writings of note, from the very first to the most recent, and analyze them as a collection of literary texts, you will find the same themes emerging again and again, consistently, over a few thousand years.

    Regarding the role of Christianity and the deicide charge in energizing anti-Semitism in the modern era: other themes are more dominant. The 18th century Enlightenment, which developed the groundwork for contemporary anti-Semitism, was largely led by intellectual leaders (like Voltaire) who detested Christianity and religion in general.

    In reviewing the writings of leading 19th and 20th century anti-Semites, you will find the deicide charge rarely mentioned. They are focused on other grievances, revolving more around cultural, financial and political issues than religious issues.

    Christian evangelicals have ranked among the most passionate defenders of Jewish nationalism for nearly the past century.

    At the moment, Marxists and Muslims — and a growing international leftist movement that merges those two ideologies (intersectionalism) — represent a much greater threat to Jews than Christians.

    • Replies: @John Regan
    , @Al Liguori
  166. @Sean McBride

    This is precisely the thing that fascinates me about historical anti-Semitism, that anti-Semites throughout the ages almost always have more or less exactly the same complaints about Jews: their greed, their lust for domination, their hatred of other peoples, their usury and corruption. Whether the writer is an ancient Roman, a medieval Christian priest or a German Nazi. They might have other, additional complaints as well (the Christian may add that they murdered Christ, for example), but the basic issues are the same. Compare, for example:

    [MORE]

    Publius Cornelius Tacitus, Histories (2nd century)
    The other practices of the Jews are sinister and revolting, and have entrenched themselves by their very wickedness. Wretches of the most abandoned kind who had no use for the religion of their fathers took to contributing dues and free-will offerings to swell the Jewish exchequer; and other reasons for their increasing wealth way be found in their stubborn loyalty and ready benevolence towards brother Jews. But the rest of the world they confront with the hatred reserved for enemies.

    Martin Luther, On the Jews and Their Lies (16th century)
    I hear it said that the Jews give large sums of money and thereby are helpful to the government. Yes, from what do they give it? Not of their own, but from the property of the rulers and subjects, whom they deprive of their possessions through usury! And thus the rulers take from the subjects what the Jews have taken, that is: subjects must give money and suffer themselves to be fleeced for the Jews so they can remain in the land freely to lie, slander, curse and steal. Should not the Jews have a good laugh over the way we suffer ourselves to be fooled and be led around by the nose to give our money in order that they may stay in the land to practice all manner of wickedness?

    Adolf Hitler, Mein Kampf (20th century)
    The Jewish way of reasoning thus becomes quite clear. The Bolshevization of Germany, that is to say, the extermination of the patriotic and nationalist German intellectuals, thus making it possible to force German workers under the yoke of international Jewish finance – that is only the overture to the movement for expanding Jewish power on a wider scale and finally subjugating the world to its rule…. If our people and our state should fall victims to these oppressors of the nations, with their lust after blood and money, the whole earth would become the prey of that hydra.

    Certain common themes resound throughout these writings, even in these brief excerpts. The anti-Semitic stereotypes of Jews as ethnic nepotists and greedy banksters are much older than the superficial ones about Christ-killers, and have remained the same for literally thousands of years. In contrast, other peoples seem to have varied much more in their behavior, or at least in how others perceived it. No one would mistake the mild-mannered Swedes of today for the wild Vikings of the dark ages, for example. On the other hand, Cicero’s description of the Jews of the first century BC is largely interchangeable with what David Duke writes about them in the twenty-first century AD.

    I don’t want to say that everything bad that is said about Jews is true, of course. However, the very fact that the representation of them remains so remarkably consistent in such disparate contexts is peculiar in itself.

    • Replies: @Sean McBride
  167. @Ron Unz

    This looks like an exchange on which I might be forgiven for butting in with a question about someone who is no doubt an ADL bête noir, namely David Irving whose work I have now begun to read thanks to you.

    Somewhere I think you wrote favourably of his work on Churchill, even describing it as effectively icinoclastic [my word] but I haven’t been able to find it. I think you mentioned that it was now only available at a ridiculous price which fits in with my searches for it on Amazon. It doesn’t seem to be available on Kindle. Any chance you know how to find affordable copies or electronic versions? Indeed, any chance you could provide copies in your archive?

    • Replies: @John Regan
  168. @John Regan

    The charges, complaints and grievances in this collection of documents seem to revolve more around collective character, mental, psychological, personality and cultural traits than religious or ideological beliefs.

    And the pattern of friction and conflict seems to be universal across all times and places.

    So the question then is, what is going on.

  169. bluto1 says:

    Your site is a national treasure and will be remembered throughout history

    • Replies: @Miro23
  170. @Wizard of Oz

    David Irving himself offers an electronic version on his own site. Free of charge completely legally and with the author’s consent, though he’ll take donations if offered. Link:

    http://fpp.co.uk/books/Churchill/1/index.html

    I encourage everyone interested in history to read it. It’s not quite true to say it’s entirely “fair and balanced” (Irving is pretty obviously anti-Churchill), but it’s an excellent antidote to the usual hagiography we always get from everyone else. And Irving’s fine research into primary sources is as good as ever, whether you agree with his politics or not.

    On this note, I’ll also add my own voice to the many others who have already thanked Mr. Ron Unz for making dissenting voices such as Irving’s available to a wider audience, and congratulated him on the site’s growing success. His generosity and honest search for truth offer an inspiration as well as a resource for independent-minded thinkers all across the world.

  171. lavoisier says: • Website

    Congratulations RU on your latest success.

    The Unz Review is successful because it is an open exchange of ideas willing to tackle issues that the conventional and cowardly would rather ignore.

    And it challenges the thoughtful person to explore concepts that most human beings would prefer to ignore.

    Given the willingness and indeed desire of the MSM to lie at all costs in order to stick to the narrative, there is a real need for a site where there is a free and open exchange of opinions and ideas not subject to censorship from the dishonest and the cowardly.

    With few exceptions I learn something new every time I read the articles and the comments that are published here.

    My only concern is how long before The Unz Review disappears??

  172. @Pericles

    Is Tor really all that? I’ve always been suspicious of it. It sounds too good to be true–like the perfect NSA honey trap. Andrew Anglin swears by it though. Is it really secure from govern

    By rectal extraction: closed source code, including unknown protocols that communicate while your analysis tool says no. As any browser now, two way, that is, it turns your computer into a server, accessible from elsewhere. There is no honesty in the concept, so let alone the product. Another indication as to what browsers can do, there is continuous tweaking of the code, no software needs that when protocols and code are well known. There are no limits to what a browser can do, outside of the realm of the user connecting to a web site. It is basically a server(“serving´´ your computer, laptop, worse still your phone, and as a dongle your car) operating system.

    Now add to that, closed software embedded on the hardware on both sides, or ends. All routers and switches in between. You are trapped! The price of greed and ignorance, cocooning in your underwear. The only choice as to privacy you have is the logo on the machine. It is only visible to you.

    Open source is not a solution, snippets end up in proprietary mega blobs. And as long as the chips on hardware are not included and readable, then no chance you can even dream of privacy. The internet is for insignificant users, and superficial content. A grocery store, full of palm oil, corn syrup, salt, and chemical additifs in multi-color wrappers. Junk for the brain. You are what you read!

    The alternative is none, historically closed systems, take a v-e-r-y long time to build, and affiliate meaningful individuals. (Jezuits, Free Masons, Mafia, and yes Jews and their banking, there is a long list of these closed cell experiments). Dull consumers, were always pray. What happens today, is that the tools for the insiders have gotten better, so the “situation´´ scaled. Most of our elites are ready victims the same. Most have no clue what Goooogle, etc. are cooking. There is certainly a lot of analog academics and journalists left also. Would be interesting to have them explain how they “work´´ using tools they do not understand.

    • Replies: @peterAUS
  173. peterAUS says:
    @Commentator Mike

    Pretty much.

    Now, Tor can add to security layer if one wants to go that road.

    Layers, procedures, discipline are the elements in online security, as in any security. Relying on Tor, or any IT thing itself is dumb. As relying on alarm, or lock, or weapon.

    But as I said before, that’s not even THE problem. I can, with some expenses and a LOT of work be “private” and “secure” on the Internet, I am sure. I believe I do have enough experience and expertise in that game.
    What I am also sure is WHEN I achieve that my …say…”habits”…will raise a red flag. And then my local shop of the Five Eyes, with some other local outfits, could do something about it. That’s the play I wouldn’t appreciate. If it comes to that they can simply raid my home, take all my hardware and, the most important, bring me in for questioning. THAT is the problem.

    They monitor all our electronic traffic. Millions of people. And, then, they see one “account” which took a rather extraordinary effort to keep anonymus/secure. “Why” is the question which pops up immediately. And then the game starts……

    Imagine you are watching people moving around downtown. You can see everybody’s face, for example. And, then a guy is walking with his face masked…….. Why? You try, as a say, cop, to ask him and he starts running away….Same principle.
    People who do try to be anonymous simply don’t get that by doing so they could rise that flag.

    And, to be clear:
    Be anonymus/safe against non-major state players is O.K. Tor definitely helps there.
    Be anonymus/safe against, say, “Five Eyes”, for you and me, is totally different game altogether.

    Now, the problem there is that ‘the tribe” is so well organized that their “NGO’s” are well connected to their security services. So, it is possible that data gathered by, say, GCHQ gets to Israelis which then pass that to Jewish “watchdog” organizations in West. And then you, or me, get into trouble. Lose our jobs etc.

    Makes sense?

    • Replies: @Commentator Mike
  174. Al Liguori says: • Website
    @Sean McBride

    Christian evangelicals have ranked among the most passionate defenders of Jewish nationalism for nearly the past century.

    It wasn’t Jews that started Zionism, but damned Protestants: http://judaism.is/christian-zionism.html

  175. Richard B says:

    Congratulations Ron!

    To misquote Nietzsche, without TUR the Internet would be a mistake.

    TUR should also be commended for its excellent library.

    That I happen to disagree strongly with you on a number of issues is beside the point.

    The point is that the ability to exercise our freedom of speech (and assembly) is the sole hope for human progress.

    That and the fact that today there is no greater obstacle to that progress than the legacy media itself (and the teaching-learning institutions where the members of the legacy media are educated).

    In short, the greatest obstacle to progress comes from people who call themselves “Progressives.”

    For that reason, and not just that reason, we need TUR now more than ever.

    • Replies: @Justvisiting
  176. peterAUS says:
    @PetrOldSack

    ….closed software embedded on the hardware on both sides, or ends. All routers and switches in between…..

    Yep. Firewalls too.

    ….as long as the chips on hardware are not included and readable, then no chance you can even dream of privacy…..

    Sumps it up.

    Let’s put that this way: for majority of us here, “Five Eyes” can know, with ease, all about us posting and/or reading here. Names, addresses. Some of us they deem interesting they have put on record. Most they don’t care about. They simply monitor what’s happening here, for a couple of reasons. One is to “flush out” interesting types. Interesting for any reason they deem good enough.

    Now, as long as it stays there, in their vaults, we here are good. For the time being but that’s a different topic.
    The problem is that those names/addresses/posts can “leak” to Israelis. Mutual cooperation thing. And then from there, by the usual channels, to media where we live.
    Loss of job is given.

    Will they start doing it, and when, is THE question related to some other topics/issues.
    Because there is a cost/benefit there. I am sure we know what the benefit is. The cost, well, could make sheeple uncomfortable. Stuff like that.

  177. @peterAUS

    Shut down what exactly? This site is not hosted and is not dependent on Google or big payment processors. It’s not touchable.

    • Replies: @PetrOldSack
  178. @Richard B

    the greatest obstacle to progress comes from people who call themselves “Progressives.”

    I read elsewhere that an excellent way to view any “authority figure” pronouncement is to imagine the exact opposite of what they said–and then you gain a lot of insight on what is _really_ going on…

    I heard this was a “right-wing hate site” so I knew there would be some great folks (and maybe some love) here. 🙂

    • Replies: @Richard B
  179. @Pericles

    ” It’s all for free speech for oppressed journalists in other dictatorships, lol”

    TFTFY

  180. @peterAUS

    Yes. And the MSM organisations are directly linked to intelligence agencies. Many journalists are actual spies and do information gathering for spy outfits as well as putting out misinformation and disinformation on behalf of these, and are often used in various undercover intelligence and counterintelligence operations both at home and overseas. That’s a given.

  181. peterAUS says:

    Yep.
    I mentioned “the tribe” as revealing our details in public. Getting worse.

    As this PC/virtue signalling/prog shit escalates it’s easy to predict, soon, that, say, “Five Eyes” will start constantly “leaking” names/addresses to MSM.
    The game must go on. Making examples to keep, constantly, reinforcing the paradigm.

    The tribe hunts ninety-something Nazis.
    The progs hunt “racists”.

    The …game…must….go…on….

  182. @Fran Taubman

    ‘During antiquity there antisemitism was irrelevant. It was a different time. Everyone hated the other.’

    As opposed to since then, when everyone has loved each other so much — except for the Jews.

    Even for you, that’s pretty lame, Fran.

  183. Richard B says:
    @Justvisiting

    Good to read your comment.

    In my own case I’m not Right or Left. I think the polarization hurts freedom, which is what I’m really interested in. And freedom isn’t limited to an ideology.

    But today freedom-lovers have to be willing to make alliances. And I’ll unite with anyone who wants to crush communism. Because that’s what we’re up against.

    Going to be a rough ride. So, stay sharp.

  184. @John Regan

    Thank you. I had tried the fpp website before but ran into some glitch, now resolved.

  185. If you collect all the anti-Jewish writings of note, from the very first to the most recent, and analyze them as a collection of literary texts, you will find the same themes emerging again and again, consistently, over a few thousand years.

    The Jews have been around the longest, so you can trace things from current straight back to antiquity.
    If the Roman Empire were still around, everyone would be talking about them.

    The ancient Jewish philosopher Philo of Alexandria describes an attack on Jews in Alexandria in 38 CE in which thousands of Jews died.[8][9] The violence in Alexandria may have been caused by the Jews’ being portrayed as misanthropic.[10] Tcherikover argues that the reason for hatred of Jews in the Hellenistic period was their separateness in the Greek cities, the poleis.[11] Bohak has argued, however, that early animosity against the Jews cannot be regarded as being anti-Judaic or antisemitic unless it arose from attitudes that were held against the Jews alone, and that many Greeks showed animosity toward any group they regarded as barbarians.[12

    • Replies: @Sean McBride
    , @Al Liguori
  186. Miro23 says:
    @bluto1

    Your site is a national treasure and will be remembered throughout history.

    Self-awareness is not such a great thing. It leads to complacency and parody – but still – UR does have a certain “handshake-with-the-future” aspect to it.

  187. The Nation was once owned by Sam “The Banana Man” Zemurray whose name was kept out of certain things and whose crimes and promotion of marxism was ignored..while his synagoue zio filthy rich kosher nostra self was get this….owning United Fruit….which btw he receioved ultra cheap after it was targeted for economic warfare by the “new” deal.

  188. Miggle says:
    @Al Liguori

    Fran’s absurdity goes beyond that, Al. The mediaeval Church rescued the Jews. At the time of the First Crusade, in 1096, there were pogroms across Germany by three different renegades, Emich, Volkmar and Gottschalk, who had assembled their own forces ostensibly for the Crusade but went to work on German Jews first. They ultimately failed, getting into fights crossing Hungary (in Emich’s case). From Runciman’s The First Crusade:

    The collapse of Emich’s Crusade, following so soon after the collapse of Volkmar’s and Gottschalk’s Crusades, deeply impressed western Christendom. To most good Christians it appeared as a punishment meted out from on high to the murderers of the Jews. [p. 68]

    Earlier in that chapter Runciman writes, of the Jews:

    Except long ago in Visigoth Spain they had never undergone serious persecution in the West. [p. 62]

    But, in the face of those three renegade Crusaders, the bishops (admittedly, sometimes bribed) opened their palaces and their cathedrals to the Jews, to save them from the murderers.

    So Fran’s

    Hatred of the Jews started in the middle ages by the Church of Rome for the sin of killing Christ.

    is in at least two directions totally absurd, indicates the viciousness of perpetual victimhood. The reality is that ordinary Christians supported the Jews in that situation, and so did the Church hierarchy.

    • Replies: @Miggle
    , @Miggle
  189. Miggle says:
    @Miggle

    Plus, many ordinary Christians took Jews into their homes to rescue them and hide them.

  190. Miggle says:
    @Miggle

    Another point about those 1096 pogroms is that the Jews didn’t flee to Poland. As soon as the danger had passed they returned to their homes. Indeed, there is no evidence that any large number of Jews ever fled east from Germany.

  191. Bill P says:

    I’m not surprised at all that unz.com is doing as well as it is. About ten years ago a site I started specifically to push back against feminism following a desperate fight to keep being a father to my children got up to nearly half a million page views a month, and I was running it all alone with hardly any resources.

    The success was due to a “convention be damned!” attitude and the kind of fearlessness you get when your life has already been destroyed and there’s nothing more to lose.

    The key ingredient is courage. Talent and technical know-how are also necessary, but not sufficient.

    When I saw that Steve Sailer – who has talent and courage – was going to write for the site and I familiarized myself with Ron Unz, who is both fearless and resourceful, there was no doubt in my mind that it would attract a large audience.

    What I don’t get is why there are so few guys like Unz out there. Why aren’t there more smart, wealthy guys with the guts to take a stand?

    My guess is that either elites these days are overwhelmingly ideological conformists or, more likely, being successful requires a much more acute sense of what’s intellectually fashionable, and a willingness to outwardly embrace it, than it used to.

  192. Ron Unz says:
    @John Regan

    Irving’s fine research into primary sources is as good as ever, whether you agree with his politics or not.

    Actually, I’d put things much stronger than that, as I’d emphasized in my own discussion of Irving’s work last year:

    http://www.unz.com/announcement/the-remarkable-historiography-of-david-irving/

    During the celebrated Lipstadt trial that destroyed and bankrupted Irving, his enemies raised an astonishing $13 million from Jewish Hollywood movie producers and such, and therefore employed a gigantic army of 40 researchers who carefully examined and checked every single word of Irving’s voluminous histories, along with the many thousands of pages of his personal diaries and other writings.

    Yet despite such massive financial and human resources, they apparently came up almost entirely empty, at least if Lipstadt’s triumphalist 2005 book History on Trial may be credited. Across four decades of research and writing, which had produced numerous controversial historical claims of the most astonishing nature, they only managed to find a couple of dozen rather minor alleged errors of fact or interpretation, most of these ambiguous or disputed. And the worst they discovered after reading every page of the many linear meters of Irving’s personal diaries was that he had once composed a short “racially insensitive” ditty for his infant daughter, a trivial item which they naturally then trumpeted as proof that he was a “racist.” Thus, they seemingly admitted that Irving’s enormous corpus of historical texts was perhaps 99.9% accurate.

    I think this silence of “the dog that didn’t bark” echoes with thunderclap volume. I’m not aware of any other academic scholar in the entire history of the world who has had all his decades of lifetime work subjected to such painstakingly exhaustive hostile scrutiny. And since Irving apparently passed that test with such flying colors, I think we can regard almost every astonishing claim in all of his books—as recapitulated in his videos—as absolutely accurate.

    • Agree: Dan Hayes
    • Replies: @John Regan
  193. @Ron Unz

    Thanks to John Regan ensuring that I tried again to find a way of downloading David Irving’s “Churchill’s War” I have already been able to dip into some good stuff. This for example, which is Irving quoting an account of Churchill’s being entertained in DC in 1946 and holding forth thus:

    “Take your own United States,’ he said casting a mischievous hand around the tuxedo’d table.‘Suppose by some mischance that in this marvellous country three of four millions of people emerged as a self-appointed, highly disciplined elite with all the political and economic controls in their possession. Suppose they had all the privileges – the firstclass railroad carriages, the best food, the best food for their children. You would have quite a time, I dare say, trying to shake them loose.”

    Special for UR themes of course.

    • LOL: John Regan
  194. @John Regan

    Now you will see that I have already had some frivolous fun as well as promise of something much more substantial thanks to your advice and have quoted this from Irving to Ron:

    “Take your own United States,’ he said casting a mischievous hand around the tuxedo’d table.‘Suppose by some mischance that in this marvellous country three of four millions of people emerged as a self-appointed, highly disciplined elite with all the political and economic controls in their possession. Suppose they had all the privileges – the firstclass railroad carriages, the best food, the best food for their children. You would have quite a time, I dare say, trying to shake them loose.”

    Now I need more advice on how to quote from my new Kindle efficiently. What I did was rather laborious. First I highlighted the quoted passage. Then I selected it again – actually failing to get the last line in – and went to Share which offered me only Twitter. So I then resurrected a largely dormant Twitter account on which I had never initiated a post/tweet and registered it with Amazon so I could, eventually go and find my own Tweet on my phone. Then I copied and pasted that in my Comments here. Could it be less laborious?

    • Replies: @John Regan
  195. @Bill P

    Why aren’t there more smart, wealthy guys with the guts to take a stand?
    True courage is _very_ rare.
    Fake courage is everywhere.

  196. An impressive aspect of The Unz Review: the brilliant and elegant software and user interface. Who wrote the code?

    • Replies: @Dan Hayes
  197. @Fran Taubman

    Fran,

    It would be helpful if you provided precise cites for your documentary sources.

    For instance, regarding this:

    Bohak has argued, however, that early animosity against the Jews cannot be regarded as being anti-Judaic or antisemitic unless it arose from attitudes that were held against the Jews alone, and that many Greeks showed animosity toward any group they regarded as barbarians.

    That quote appears here:

    # Wikipedia: Antisemitism
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Antisemitism

    The following sentence in this Wikipedia entry appears to strongly contradict this claim:

    Statements exhibiting prejudice against Jews and their religion can be found in the works of many pagan Greek and Roman writers.

    Apparently Gideon Bohak is the primary source for your understanding of ancient hostility towards Jews:

    Bohak, Gideon. “The Ibis and the Jewish Question: Ancient ‘Antisemitism’ in Historical Context” in Menachem Mor et al., Jews and Gentiles in the Holy Land in the Days of the Second Temple, the Mishna and the Talmud, Yad Ben-Zvi Press, 2003, pp. 27–43 ISBN 9652172057.

    I don’t know of any other serious scholar on antisemitism who agrees with Bohak on this issue.

    Ancient Jews themselves attributed antisemitism to the hostility of non-Jews to their insular religious ethnic nationalism, did they not?

    Another point. regarding the term “prejudice” in this sentence:

    Statements exhibiting prejudice against Jews and their religion can be found in the works of many pagan Greek and Roman writers.

    Didn’t ancient Jewish writers also exhibit “prejudice” towards non-Jewish cultures and ideologies?

    Wouldn’t it be more fair to say that Jews and non-Jews during that era expressed honest intellectual disagreements with one another about the fundamental nature of the world? The “prejudice” in play was bidirectional.

    • Replies: @Fran Taubman
  198. Great site, Ron Unz. Today, nothing else even comes close. Exactly the kind of intelligent, wide-open forum for topical information and thoughtful analysis that we once foolishly hoped the Internet might become. If you hadn’t created it, we would have to revert to samizdat.

  199. Al Liguori says: • Website
    @Fran Taubman

    Let’s not forget the 4 BILLION JEWS KILLED BY THE ROMAN EMPEROR VESPASIAN (Gittin 57b) and the 64 MILLION JEWISH CHILDREN SKEWERED AND BURNED IN TORAH SCROLLS IN ONE CITY ALONE (Gittin 58a).

    Liars. Habitual liars. Congenital liars.

  200. joell says:
    @Sydney Gregan

    @Sydney Gregan……Hopefully your “two articles about the plight of the white people
    in South Africa” will be published. You may consider including some of the following photos:

    https://www.citylab.com/equity/2016/06/apartheids-urban-legacy-in-striking-aerial-photographs-south-africa-cities-architecture-racism/487808/

  201. JackOH says:
    @Bill P

    ” . . . [T]he kind of fearlessness you get when your life has already been destroyed and there’s nothing more to lose.”

    Fine comment, Bill P. Trust me, I know the feeling. I also know the reality.

    You think you’re playing good ball in a game whose rules you understand. Then, something happens. Turns out you didn’t understand the game, you didn’t understand the rules, you didn’t understand the rule-makers. You didn’t even bloody fucking understand yourself.

    God bless, bro’.

  202. peterAUS says:
    @Bill P

    Why aren’t there more smart, wealthy guys with the guts to take a stand?

    An excellent question.

    Mine is: Why aren’t there more wealthy guys who would support, fund, smart guys on “our” side.
    Just one, for just one good think tank.

    That’s the question that’s been puzzling me for quite some time.

    You, maybe, provided the answer:

    ….My guess is that either elites these days are overwhelmingly ideological conformists….

    All they care for, fundamentally, is more material wealth.
    That, itself, tells something really bad.

  203. MrTea says:

    Wow this is great news. The site is one of the most incisive truth-telling places on the web, there is such a wealth of material I don’t have time to read it all (most recently I managed to get through the piece about who got most of the Japanese-American confiscated properties, some of the finest original historical scholarship I’ve seen in years).

    Today I found a link to the site in the comments section of an article at ZeroHedge about a lawsuit by a 9/11 survivor who was pulled out of the rubble, she is pursuing Mr. Mueller’s grotesque cover-up of Saudi involvement.

    https://www.zerohedge.com/news/2019-09-07/mueller-helped-saudis-cover-involvement-911-attacks-lawsuit

    The Nation showed it’s true colors when it ran a hit piece on McCain during the ’08 election using the Sid Shanberg material and then promptly erased it from the site post-election. (The VillageVoice had kept a parallel article on John Kerry’s similar role in their archives, though now defunct some good citizen has scanned it into a PDF so you can find it online). The New Republic has not published much worth looking at in years though they did redeem themselves a bit with James Bamford’s revealing look at an aspect of the “RussiaGate” hysteria “The Spy Who Wasn’t” about the Maria Butina affair.

    I rarely find links to articles here as I think they are being policed. Too many “Third Rails” for the MSM frontpeople to stomach. A constructive suggestion, look up David Talbot author of “The Devil’s Chessboard” about the Dulles brothers and see if he might have something to say about (1) MSM treatment (and academia too) of his book since it came out or (2) how the long tentacles of the schemes the Dulles bros. spawned connect to the multiple foreign affairs crises today.

    • Replies: @MrTea
  204. @Ron Unz

    Quite so. Ironically, the attack on Irving’s competence that was supposed to be Team Lipstadt’s slam dunk turned out to prove exactly the opposite. One time, I distracted myself with running a similar exercise on super-famous Hitler biographer Ian Kershaw’s use of sources, and I literally only had to cover a single chapter before topping the list of faults their crew could find throughout Irving’s collected works of three decades. (Amusingly enough, Kershaw’s Hitler bio is itself filled to the brim with footnotes referring to Irving’s prior one – it was written before he was memory-holed. Of course, Kershaw’s derivative books are still praised as great and definitive scholarship, while Irving’s original ones that he mines for many of his facts are either reviled or, more often, simply ignored.)

    I do disagree with a few of Irving’s scholarly interpretations myself, and don’t agree with all of his politics either, but I wouldn’t dream of claiming he is sloppy as a historian, far less dishonest. Of all the writers on World War II I have read over the years, I can think of maybe one or two who puts in as much work and research into unpublished sources as he does. What happened to him is a travesty.

    Anyway. At least, thanks to the Unz Review, his books now have a slightly easier time getting a fair hearing. And its own treasury of historical resources is of invaluable assistance to others like him, independent researchers without the funds provided by the vast foundations of establishment academia. Since my post caught your attention, I’ll just repeat my appreciation for your great site, now addressed directly to you. Thank you, Mr. Unz, and congratulations.

  205. @Wizard of Oz

    LOL. Somehow I’d forgotten that bit, but yeah. Churchill knew what was what. Though I’m not quite sure whether he is trolling the Jews or gaslightning the WASPs there. Depends on the audience, I guess.

    I don’t use Kindle much due to some unfortunate business I once had with Amazon, but the thing I come to wonder first is if it’s not possible simply to copypaste texts out of it? That’s been so with most of the readers, in my experience. Depending on the format, some further editing might be needed afterward.

  206. MrTea says:
    @MrTea

    Searching for the James Bamford article I came across this interesting historical artifact that may be of interest to some, as I know this site is frequented by some folks who are sticklers for historical accuracy (and most unhappy with ever-regurgitated folklore passing for history)

    https://fas.org/sgp/eprint/bamford.html

    though the link to a New Republic article on the attack on the USS Liberty is…dead.

  207. KenH says:

    I’m not surprised as this site is one of the few bastions of true free speech left on the internet. I’ve also noticed a slight increase in left wing and anti-white trolls which tells me a red alert about Unz.com was sent out to all of the (((troll farms))).

    • Troll: Biff
    • Replies: @Oscar Peterson
  208. nymom says:
    @Mark G.

    Just a little aside: our situation is very different from the whites of South Africa. Firstly most of the immigrants coming here are Hispanic and in this particularly case closer to South American Indians I would say than Africans…

    Secondly they are not as violent as African Americans or even Africans…

    Thirdly, they do not like or get along with African Americans. A brief look at prison culture would demonstrate this fact and I have relatives who worked in prisons (recently retired) so I happen to know this for a fact…and pretty much its the same outside of prison as well.

    These alliances formed publicly between Black and Hispanic politicians are short-term for the benefit of the Left/media mostly and fated to go the way of the dodo bird when things stabilize in the country…

    I do not see a long term alliance working between Hispanics and Blacks against Whites in this country…

    Actually probably the opposite will happen; so, if Blacks have any sense they should support stopping all of this illegal immigration as it will not work to their benefit down the road…just my opinion, of course, others may feel differently.

  209. niceland says:
    @Bill Jones

    Well, for most of my life I haven’t seen much intellectual from my local Right; full approval of “capitalism” in all shape and forms. Absolutely no criticism regarding our local or global financial system. ALL of them cheered our bankers on right into the abyss when Iceland had near total collapse of it’s banks in 2008. One of their most prominent local thinkers described them – we want to make money during the day and barbecue in the evening. Absolutely fantastic summary about this crowd.

    Anti “socialist” and “communist” froth, mostly based on stereotypes and empty phrases and of course very negative image of the usual suspects: Russia, China and so forth. Zero criticism and full support; of NATO, the U.S warfare, war on terror and no doubts whatsoever, about U.S gov. explanations about controversial issues like the endless warfare in the middle-east, 9/11 and so forth. Bush good, Obama bad and such nonsense. Trying to drill into their skull there is something seriously rotten in the U.S. government and in all likelihood the Empire is run by interest groups and powerful forces behind the scenes returns blank stare and responses like “You are f****** communist”

    Their regard for “soft” issues like the environment, human rights and so forth is none-existent except when it comes to the “rights” of corporations and wealthy individuals to evade taxes – only then do they wake up and act like bleeding heart nannies and start citing great thinkers like Adam Smith and so forth. Calling themselves libertarians – something the never do when individual rights are discussed. So they are like sheep following the corporate propaganda and haven’t even read or understood the basis for classical libertarianism. (It’s all about the individual, not corporations, or free flow of money into tax havens)

    In the meantime the Icelandic left has been discussing all these issues for decades and would fit in nicely here on the Unz Review.

    The situation is somewhat different in the U.S. At least there are intellectual authors and commenters here on Unz – still the Republican party seems to be a pile of crap. What you call the “left” is the dog pack the corporate media grooms and uses to attack undesirable opinions. Social justice warriors with very narrow attention span and kept in a small Overton window. I was not referring to them, I was talking about the “hard” or if you will “real” left. It does exist in the U.S. and I would be very surprised if it’s not capable of good debate.

    Thanks for your reply.

    • Agree: davidgmillsatty
  210. @Sean McBride

    Wouldn’t it be more fair to say that Jews and non-Jews during that era expressed honest intellectual disagreements with one another about the fundamental nature of the world? The “prejudice” in play was bidirectional.

    Yes that would be fair to say.
    During that (antiquity) era hatred and barbarism towards other cultures was universal. The Jews have outlasted antiquity. If the Danish Vikings were still alive, they would be more hated then the Jews.

    I picked quotes up to support my point. I have not done a lot of reading specifically on this subject. But my intuition and the knowledge of history informs me that what you are defining as pagan anti semitism in Antiquity was not really anti semitism, despite the descriptions in Wikipedia.

    It was not until the competition between the three Abrahamic religions that animosity towards Jews took on a life of its own. The chosen vs. the universal Christ vs. the final last word by the Prophet Mohamed is where we are today. All antisemitism is based not on Jewish behavior, but on the ONE god race to the finish line. For the prophets that came after Moses, were established to replace the Judaism of Antiquity which for some inexplicable reason is still around.

  211. @Fran Taubman

    All antisemitism is based not on Jewish behavior, but on the ONE god race to the finish line.

    And yet to the extent that public figures like Bernie Madoff, George Soros, Harvey Weinstein, Jeffrey Epstein, Jonathan Pollard, the Rothschilds and others have stimulated anti-Jewish feelings in some quarters (whether fairly or not), one suspects that factors other than religious doctrine are in play.

    I agree that the competition among the three Abrahamic faiths for global influence and authority is a major factor in producing a good deal of antisemitic sentiment. But surely you must see the irony there: a Jewish text (the Torah) lies at the root of this complicated historical dynamic. Jewish memes have generated anti-Jewish ideologies.

  212. Miggle says:
    @Fran Taubman

    It was not until the competition between the three Abrahamic religions that animosity towards Jews took on a life of its own. The chosen vs. the universal Christ vs. the final last word by the Prophet Mohamed is where we are today. All antisemitism is based not on Jewish behavior, but on the ONE god race to the finish line. For the prophets that came after Moses, were established to replace the Judaism of Antiquity which for some inexplicable reason is still around.

    Fran, why the incessant trolling? And why does it lead you into such total absurdities as this? Let me quote yet again from the Hebrew Sibyl of the Maccabean era, post-Alexander so there were Jew proselytes all over the known world, here a Jew writing of the Jews, about Israel:

    Thou fillest every continent and state;
    And all men learn thy usages to hate.

    Learn, Fran. Learn. The more we learn about the Jews the more evil we learn that the Jews are. How old was Jesus of Nazareth when Judas Maccabaeus died in 160 B.C.? How old was Mohammed then, when the Hebrew Sibyl wrote the original of that translation?

    All Judeophobia IS based on Jewish behavior. Jewish behavior teaches us how evil the Jews are. It has absolutely nothing to do with any other Abrahamic religion. I have already mentioned here how the Christians rescued the Jews at the time of the First Crusade.

    Stop it, Fran! Stop your Jewish aggression!

    • Agree: Al Liguori
  213. Dan Hayes says:
    @Sean McBride

    Sean McBride:

    I strongly suspect that Ron has been almost wholly responsible for setting up and maintaining the UR.
    I believe that he operates under the dictum: If you want something done, do it yourself!

    • Replies: @Sean McBride
  214. @Dan Hayes

    If Ron is doing much of the user interface design (and coding as well?), in addition to producing his prodigious essays, he’s brilliant, to say the least.

    • Replies: @Dan Hayes
  215. @Fran Taubman

    Coming at this from a different angle:

    Would it be fair to say the Jeffrey Epstein scandal is a Jewish controversy?

    Some of the Jewish elements in play:

    -Alan Dershowitz
    -Ehud Barak
    -Ghislaine Maxwell
    -Henry Rosovsky
    -Israel
    -Jeffrey Epstein
    -Larry Summers
    -Leslie Wexner
    -Marvin Minsky
    -Mega Group
    -Mossad

    Does Judaism play a significant role in this story? Religious issues in general? Abrahamic internecine warfare? Not that I notice.

    I don’t think that situations like this should be used as a pretext for fanning the flames of antisemitism. But realistically speaking, what do you think is going on beneath the surface in terms of its impact on covert cultural conflicts and friction?

  216. Al Liguori says: • Website
    @Sean McBride

    I don’t think that situations like this should be used as a pretext for fanning the flames of antisemitism.

    I agree.

    Just because Jewish holy books insist Gentiles are not human and that Gentiles can be deceived, looted, enslaved, raped, sodomized, and killed with impunity, why would anyone hold it against the Jews when Jews go out and actually do such things?

    It is shocking that some people would actually lay blame for matters of free will, belief and behavior.

    They are, after all, always innocent victims of antisemitism. They are like the gangster who insisted the trigger pulled his finger.

    • Replies: @Oscar Peterson
  217. @KenH

    I’ve also noticed a slight increase in left wing and anti-white trolls which tells me a red alert about Unz.com was sent out to all of the (((troll farms))).

    Yes, I absolutely agree. With the MSM under full occupation, commenting features terminated at many publications that previously permitted debate about their articles and the censoring of the social media, the hasbarist international is free to redeploy resources against such islands of unfettered speech and debate as still exist.

  218. @Al Liguori

    Nicely delivered.

    Sometimes sarcasm is out of place…But not this time!

  219. @Sean McBride

    “Does Judaism play a significant role in this story? Religious issues in general? Abrahamic internecine warfare? Not that I notice.”

    Your error here–if it isn’t deliberate–is to imply that the adjective “Jewish” pertains only to the noun “Judaism.” It pertains also to Jewry–that is, to the aggregate of those who are ethnic Jews and exhibit the affiliations, loyalties, and behavioral inclinations of that ethno-nationality.

    So framing the issue narrowly as strictly a matter of scriptural doctrine and those who are literal believers in it is simply ludicrous.

    • Replies: @Sean McBride
  220. Dan Hayes says:
    @Sean McBride

    Sean McBride:

    Perusing his writings shows that he has been and is still deeply involved with all aspects of the UR, including technical ones. He never explicitly blows his technological horn, but it’s all there.

  221. @Oscar Peterson

    You misunderstood my point: religious factors alone don’t account for the persistence of antisemitism over several millennia into the current era. Problematic ethnic behavioral patterns across many dimensions are probably the more significant factor.

    The interesting questions in the Epstein case will revolve around which wealthy and powerful figures behind the scenes funded, directed, encouraged, enabled and exploited Epstein and why. And those are precisely the questions that the mainstream media will make every effort to shut down.

    Notice how publications like the New York Times and Washington Post occasionally wonder about how Epstein acquired his wealth, and then refuse to unleash their full investigative resources to answer that question. They don’t really want to know.

    It is predictable that the cover-up of this story will be laughably ham-handed.

  222. @Eric Novak

    Shut down what exactly? This site is not hosted and is not dependent on Google or big payment processors. It’s not touchable.

    This site is dependent on intermediates, all bigger then unz.com. Or we ignore something. There are prealable understandings committed to., to seal behavioral and technical functionalities. This site could not be more conventional than it is, in the way it is set up. Then there is the first issue of not declaring the financing, by then and now? CFO, Ron Unz. All this points to utmost dependency.

    There are other comments in our history that mention the elements at play more explicitly. Hence not repeating, and add to the redundancy of the commentariat.

    • Replies: @peterAUS
  223. peterAUS says:
    @PetrOldSack

    I wasn’t going to comment that combination of attitude and (technical) ignorance (
    “Can’t shut down…”).

    95% of people in this pub are computer/IT ignorant.

    People want to talk about privacy/security and can’t trace a byte from a keyboard (controller) to the ISP router.

    People want to talk about “hosting” and have no idea where, EXACTLY, those bits, forming bytes etc. are STORED. What drive, exactly? Where EXACTLY is that drive? Who owns it?
    There is no “cloud”/whatever. There is a hard drive in some chassis, in some datacenter. Sending those bytes along LAN there up to the Internet. All those physical pieces are controlled, managed and OWNED by somebody. And, ultimately, controlled by a political power which controls that owner.

    And, in an unlikely case TPTBs can’t touch that hardware they can, DEFINITELY, go after the owner of the site. At minimum destroy him/her by dragging through the courts.

    This online pub serves certain purpose. Some of us here, reading and posting, simply ride on top of that purpose.
    For now.

    • Replies: @Oscar Peterson
  224. @Sean McBride

    [Enough is enough on totally off-topic comments.]

  225. @peterAUS

    “This online pub serves certain purpose. Some of us here, reading and posting, simply ride on top of that purpose.”

    And you believe that purpose to be what?

    • Replies: @Sean McBride
  226. @Oscar Peterson

    On one level it’s a lab for experiments in developing advanced methods for surveillance, profiling, propaganda, mind control, automated debating, etc. — as is the entire Internet for that matter.

    But some sites, networks and channels garner more attention than others.

    Several parties have access to all the public and private data associated with every person posting on or visiting this site, and every other site of interest, and they command the latest and best tools for analyzing and interpreting that data.

    Some of the facts about this emergent system for total information awareness are presented in this article:

    # How the CIA, Mossad and “the Epstein Network” Are Exploiting Mass Shootings to Create an Orwellian Nightmare
    http://www.unz.com/article/how-the-cia-mossad-and-the-epstein-network-are-exploiting-mass-shootings-to-create-an-orwellian-nightmare/#new_comments

  227. peterAUS says:

    On one level it’s a lab for experiments in developing advanced methods for surveillance, profiling, propaganda, mind control, automated debating, etc. — as is the entire Internet for that matter.

    But some sites, networks and channels garner more attention than others.

    Several parties have access to all the public and private data associated with every person posting on or visiting this site, and every other site of interest, and they command the latest and best tools for analyzing and interpreting that data.

    Yep.
    Keywords “surveillance” and “profiling” in particular. While maintaining the illusion of free speech etc. Good combo.

    • Replies: @PetrOldSack
  228. Amanda says:

    Ron-

    Just happened to stumble upon this site, and it looks like Valerie Plame is a bit of a fan of your site, and she’s gotten into trouble for it:

    https://freebeacon.com/politics/anti-semitic-congressional-candidate-releases-campaign-ad-about-revenge/

    While Plame mentions she comes from Ukrainian Jewish immigrants, she has a history of anti-Semitism. Back in 2017, she tweeted an article from the fringe site UNZ Review in Sept. 2017, accusing “American Jews” of “driving America’s wars.”

    She acknowledged she “messed up,” but the Washington Examiner reported back in March she posted nine UNZ articles over the course of three years. Two of the articles included one titled “Why I Still Dislike Israel” and another about “Dancing Israelis” on 9/11.

    When pressed by MSNBC’s Kasie Hunt back in May she claimed, “It’s not who I am and it’s not what I believe. It was extremely painful. I had not read the whole article all the way through and when I realized what it was, it was embarrassing and hurtful, so I apologize deeply and sincerely, and I’ve done it multiple times both privately and publicly.”

    She went on to say, “We all make mistakes” and that sharing the article was a “doozy.”

  229. @Wally

    Wally you just lost round one.

    Obviously you assume that I, as a lefty, buy the holocaust narrative, at least as it pertains to the gas chambers and the implications of the gas chambers. I don’t. I read Unz’ article on it and I was curious to see how well he covered the Earnst Zundel trial and the Fred Leuchter report. He did an OK job ( Iwas impressed that he even knew ) but it seemed to me that he did not know quite as much about the Leuchter report as I do. There are a lot of other things about the narrative that don’t pass scientific scrutiny.

    I have been banned from “liberal” sites for just discussing the Zundel trial. I don’t consider those people “left.”

    In fact, one thing I have been doing frequently now when people bring up holocaust denial is that I give the poster a holocaust denial test. I post two pictures — one of a real gas chamber and the other of Krema One at Auschwitz. Then I simply say compare and contrast.

    The responses are amusing. It is a hell of a teaching technique for naive observers who have no idea. You can borrow it.

    • Replies: @Wally
    , @Miggle
  230. peterAUS says:
    @Amanda

    …I apologize deeply and sincerely, and I’ve done it multiple times both privately and publicly.”..

    The personality type the woman belongs to has no problem with that play/game. Hypocrisy and plain “lying in your face” are simply prerequisites for a politician’s job.
    She can do that ritual with ease.

    Same applies to most people, just for different reasons. “Normies” would do that just to preserve their social status.

    The paradigm requires that ritual played, every now and then. It is a must.

    The problem some of us here could have is simple: “leaking” our data in public and then being forced, by law, to do the ritual.
    Or else. Losing a job just a small part of it.

    How likely is that, well……..more likely with each passing day.

    The only worry “they” have is simple: cost/benefit. The ritual vs showing the sheeple the reality of online privacy. Tricky matter, still.

  231. @Amanda

    Trump called them the Dancing Arabs. Who made the bigger mistake?

    • Agree: Amanda
  232. Wally says:
    @davidgmillsatty

    said:
    “Obviously you assume that I, as a lefty, buy the holocaust narrative, at least as it pertains to the gas chambers and the implications of the gas chambers.”

    Well, at least you’ve gotten that far.

    However, knowing that the ‘Nazi gas chambers’ are impossible, you have just implied a belief in the equally impossible & alleged Einsatzgruppen shootings of millions for which the alleged enormous human remains are said to be in known locations, but are not.

    I’d say you have a long way to go.

    It seems that old lefties just can’t completely let go.

    Regards.

    • Replies: @davidgmillsatty
  233. Congratulation. I must commend your comments section. Three cheers for real or fictitious anonymity. When, if ever, are you moving to https?
    Anyway keep up the good work! One of the best sites on the web.

    • Replies: @Miggle
    , @Ron Unz
    , @PetrOldSack
  234. Miggle says:
    @long term lurker

    There are other ways of securing a site. This one looks pretty safe against DDOS and has other security, presumably the best firewall and intrusion detection. There can be problems with https, obviously are some. Leave the subject to the boss to decide. For him to set up this site by hand means he is not totally clueless.

  235. Ron Unz says:
    @long term lurker

    When, if ever, are you moving to https?

    Frankly, I’ve never understood the value of https unless you’re buying things with your credit card. Also, I think some images from some websites don’t serve properly in that mode.

    But as it happens, we anyway added https capability a couple of years ago, and you can certainly access it if you want. Just use https://www.unz.com instead of the ordinary “http” version.

  236. @Amanda

    I read the Plame story as well–couldn’t stop laughing.

    You cannot virtue signal and hang out at Unz at the same time. 😉

    • Agree: Amanda
  237. @long term lurker

    To the initial commenter.

    The https question, encrypting data when on the move is quite limited. The start and end points(IP addresses) are not encrypted, if not the data packets would never leave your hard-drive and would not know where to go. To keep using the same simplified parlay, what good would encrypting your data in motion do, when at a standstill, at your end(the user´s hard drive), and the other end(another hard drive somewhere else, and over other protocols, the data can be mined(unobtrusively, unnoticed)? Hardware and software, both proprietary(not that open source snippets are not pulled in on the cheap), would make it way easier to mine data when at a stand-still at either point of entry or exit.

    The problem with encryption is that it takes two. A knowledgeable sender, and a knowledgeable receiver, impossible to achieve on a scale to be used as internet mass communication. Even on a government and agency level, encryption and securing hardware is made agnostic to the users of the system. Say CIA, how many individuals would have thorough knowledge to maintain such a system. Few, and then, many times at a loss, they have to pull in outsiders. For one, Pompeo never saw a need to understand these “technical matters´´, just buy the whole of gooooogle, and parlay your question in human language and some Eric Schmidt will answer over dinner.

  238. @peterAUS

    “surveillance” and “profiling” in particular

    Ratting out the influencers, and statistically measure voting blocks, then devise strategies to turn them on the dime. The underbelly of democracy. Keep voting you rascals!

    By the way, the comment code can be bettered. There should be an indicator of the comment and not only the indicator of the commenter inside a comment? Is that human language. Look at the header of this comment to understand the hint. It makes sense!

  239. @Wally

    Really? The fact is I don’t really care how far down the rabbit hole this goes. I am not of Jewish descent. To me the holocaust is analogous to a religion, because I see very little scientific basis for many, if not most, of the major claims. Jews can believe whatever they want. What I don’t like is them cramming it down my throat. They are worse proselytizers than Mormons.

  240. Anounder says:
    @Kratoklastes

    >given my extremist atheism

    So when you will start advocating fags and tranny marriage?

  241. Miggle says:
    @davidgmillsatty

    That the rate of Jewish deaths at Auschwitz fell once the Zyklon B was delivered there is pretty convincing.

    Something that puzzles me is why the Jews hate Holocaust revisionism. I would think they would be delighted to learn that millions of Jew did not die. But the Jews want millions of Jews to have died, there’s a Jewish onslaught and your house is burned down if you are an author who published that the Zyklon B reduced Jewish deaths.

    So, it looks as though the Jews are the greatest enemies of the Jews.

    Something from Ron’s article on the subject, just pasting it in:

    Back in those late Cold War days, the death toll of innocent civilians from the Bolshevik Revolution and the first two decades of the Soviet Regime was generally reckoned at running well into the tens of millions when we include the casualties of the Russian Civil War, the government-induced famines, the Gulag, and the executions. I’ve heard that these numbers have been substantially revised downwards to perhaps as little as twenty million or so, but no matter. Although determined Soviet apologists may dispute such very large figures, they have always been part of the standard narrative history taught within the West.

    Meanwhile, all historians know perfectly well that the Bolshevik leaders were overwhelmingly Jewish, with three of the five revolutionaries Lenin named as his plausible successors coming from that background. Although only around 4% of Russia’s population was Jewish, a few years ago Vladimir Putin stated that Jews constituted perhaps 80-85% of the early Soviet government, an estimate fully consistent with the contemporaneous claims of Winston Churchill, Times of London correspondent Robert Wilton, and the officers of American Military Intelligence. Recent books by Alexander Solzhenitsyn, Yuri Slezkine, and others have all painted a very similar picture. And prior to World War II, Jews remained enormously over-represented in the Communist leadership, especially dominating the Gulag administration and the top ranks of the dreaded NKVD.

    Both of these simple facts have been widely accepted in America throughout my entire lifetime. But combine them together with the relatively tiny size of worldwide Jewry, around 16 million prior to World War II, and the inescapable conclusion is that in per capita terms Jews were the greatest mass-murderers of the twentieth century, holding that unfortunate distinction by an enormous margin and with no other nationality coming even remotely close. And yet, by the astonishing alchemy of Hollywood, the greatest killers of the last one hundred years have somehow been transmuted into being seen as the greatest victims, a transformation so seemingly implausible that future generations will surely be left gasping in awe.

    Today’s American Neocons are just as heavily Jewish as were the Bolsheviks of a hundred years ago, and they have greatly benefited from the political immunity provided by this totally bizarre inversion of historical reality. Partly as a consequence of their media-fabricated victimhood status, they have managed to seize control over much of our political system, especially our foreign policy, and have spent the last few years doing their utmost to foment an absolutely insane war with nuclear-armed Russia. If they do manage to achieve that unfortunate goal, they will surely outdo the very impressive human body-count racked up by their ethnic ancestors, perhaps even by an order-of-magnitude or more.

    So, the greatest killers in the last 100 years have been, not the Nazis, the Jews.

    • Replies: @davidgmillsatty
  242. Mr. Unz, aside from expressing my own gratitude to you, I’d like to humbly suggest that a “YAWN” button be added to the comment ratings.

    Thanks again.

    • Replies: @anonymous
  243. anonymous[340] • Disclaimer says:
    @AnonStarter

    What, more buttons? There’s at least one of us who thinks that would be yet another step to dumbing down and hive minding — like the old Taki’s format turned into quasi social media.

    I appreciate the goal of using agree/disagree to streamline comment threads, but it doesn’t much matter to me what a prolific “real handle” thinks if he isn’t inclined to post a substantial reply.

  244. @Miggle

    Since Unz is Jewish he is able to frankly say what non-Jews dare not say in public for fear of reprisal. One thing that has always stumped me about atheist and agnostic Jews is why they maintain their Jewish identity. It is obviously not a religious thing. Most people who are atheist or agnostic seldom mention or identify with their former religious identities, particularly Protestants.

  245. @John Regan

    I am now reading Irving’s Churchill on my Kindle thanks to your advice and I have even discovered how to turn .pdf files into the right format for Kindle so I can alter the font size and style. (You put “convert” or “Convert” in the subject line of the email which has the .pdf file as an attachment which you send to your @kindle.com address for uploading AND you eliminate anything else on the Subject line)

    However……

    I find that dates, at least the year date, are replaced with □□□□ in the Churchill volumes. Any idea how I can fix that?

  246. Bertrand Russell wrote about the difference between Catholic and Protestant atheists and that may have been at the back of my mind when I took to describing myself as an Anglican Atheist (I think Richard Fawkins may have done so too). When talking to the scientist wife of a Jew who is in the same class as Ron for intellectual and material achievement and I said I described myself as an Anglican atheist she said “well, I suppose we are Jewish atheists”. Then I noticed that her husband stopped her being served pork! Dining with them months later I mentioned that. She said “Oh, that’s his thing: I’ll eat anything!” which made it all the more bemusing when I said to him that I sometimes preferred to say I was a non-theist than an atheist and he vigorously insisted that – no shilly-shallying – he was an atheist. So you can see why I share your being puzzled about the identity question. Pork doesn’t quite cut it for definition.

    As Jews themselves, in respectable newspapers, will describe themselves as a tribe, I think that it is the practical, and, even more, psychological, advantages of being part of a tribe that one should look to.

  247. @John Regan

    Not the whole problem. My complsint about missing dates should have been about missing all numbers as digits in my Kindle version of Irving’s Churchill. I appeal to the whole world for rescue.

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