The Unz Review Digest - December 14, 2018
Ranking first this last week was Diana Johnstone’s extensive discussion of the background of the “Yellow Vests” protests in France, which have captured the world’s imagination as a direct, populist challenge to entrenched European elites. Johnstone, a longtime resident of Paris with a decidedly Left background, argues that the American mainstream media has often provided a severely mistaken impression of the events, suggesting all sorts of rightwing or demagogic associations rather than the economic uprising truly represented.
Second place was occupied by Gregory Conte’s first-hand reporting of the current Charlottesville murder trial in connection with last year’s clashes between Alt Right and Antifa demonstrators. He argues that the media narrative supporting the prosecution’s case of premeditated murder in the death of a counter-protester is absolutely false, with overwhelming evidence that the death was caused by a car accident, induced by violent antifa attacks. This piece provoked over 350 contentious comments, totalling 35,000 words.
Our third most popular featured article was Fred Reed’s latest piece on the conclusions he drew from his recent trip to China, sharply contrasted the efficiency and growing prosperity there with America’s disorder and stagnation, with even the alleged American edge in personal freedom now rapidly disappearing.
The Saker’s fourth-ranking piece focused on the recent naval clash between Ukraine and Russia, arguing that it was obviously provoked by the former’s country’s extremely unpopular incumbent president, who hoped to use it as an excuse to arrange his otherwise extremely unlikely reelection by declaring martial law or taking other steps designed to circumvent the democratic process.
Rounding out our most popular featured articles was Philip Giraldi’s discussion on the true dangers America faces from its alleged friends and C.J. Hopkins focus on the media-created nature of distorted reality.
Meanwhile, coming up very fast is Israel Shamir’s discussion of the very controversial implications of my own analysis of extreme Jewish over-representation at Harvard and other top Ivy League schools. Published only 24 hours ago and not yet released as a main feature, this column seems very likely to soon reach the top stop.
Finally, my analysis of the racial politics of America and California published almost a month ago continues to generate considerable readership and comments, with the latter now reaching nearly 1,000 comments, totaling almost 200,000 words.
Some discoveries are just too shocking to digest. Recently I wrote of intrepid Ron Unz, the Californian maverick publisher and IT-genius, who dared to share with his readers his insights into the ideas and motifs of revisionists, or Holocaust Deniers, as their enemies call them. But this absolutely verboten topic fades into irrelevance in comparison... Read More
The PRC Should Retaliate by Targeting Sheldon Adelson's Chinese Casinos
As most readers know, I'm not a casual political blogger and I prefer producing lengthy research articles rather than chasing the headlines of current events. But there are exceptions to every rule, and the looming danger of a direct worldwide clash with China is one of them. Consider the arrest last week of Meng Wanzhou,... Read More
Modern societies are characterized by easy living and an increasingly feminized and infantilized culture. The result is that modern man is no longer motivated by spirituality or honor, but purely by lower drives, such as gibs, security, and the pursuit of comfiness. The great majority of people, and by extension just about all societies, are... Read More
Every automobile in France is supposed to be equipped with a yellow vest. This is so that in case of accident or breakdown on a highway, the driver can put it on to ensure visibility and avoid getting run over. So the idea of wearing your yellow vest to demonstrate against unpopular government measures caught... Read More
When George H.W. Bush died on November 30th, America’s two self-proclaimed newspapers of record The Washington Post and The New York Times were both quick off the mark in publishing what appeared to be definitive obituaries of the former president and statesman that had clearly been prepared in advance. The obit by The Times and... Read More
The AngloZionist propaganda machine is constantly warning us that Russia is about to invade some country. The list of candidates for invasion is long and ranges from Norway to the Ukraine and includes the Baltic statelets, Poland and even countries further West. Of course, we are also told that NATO and the US are here... Read More
Before my recent trip to Tokyo, Kawasaki and Osaka, I emailed an American friend, “Japan contrasts so sharply with chaotic and dirty Vietnam. Unlike here, almost nothing happens on Japanese sidewalks, no eating, drinking or even smoking!” He replied, “Myself, I would prefer ‘dirty’ Vietnam to Japan, any day.” Though only in Vietnam as a... Read More
Who is the biggest hate-criminal in the world? There’s only one contender and you may be shocked to learn that it’s a female. Worse still, that female is as immortal as she is immoral. For millennia, she’s been hating on humanity, discriminating between different groups and imposing inequality, preventing women from matching the intellectual, cultural... Read More
The cross-examineress for the defense went very easy on him, letting him waffle through a less-than-compelling testimony.
The author was present in Charlottesville during the August 2017 melee. He has been reporting from the courtroom since the trial started. For more of his coverage, see here. Charlottesville, December 6. A key defense witness testified today, the last day of arguments in the trial of James Fields, who is accused of first degree... Read More
In the great cultural war which surrounds race and intelligence, James Flynn is on the side of the angels. I know this because he told me so. Happily, I know him well enough to know he was joking: he was admitting that he was well aware that his mostly environmentalist perspective was far more acceptable... Read More
From Reuters-Ipsos polling, the percentages of non-Hispanic whites, by state, who identify politically as Republicans in a two-party distribution follow. The poll ran from January of 2016 through November of 2018 so it serves as a good measure of partisan affiliation among whites in the Trump era. The total sample for the extended survey runs... Read More
How long have you lived overseas? Well, I've been spending half my time overseas for about the last 20 years. The vast majority of it has been in Brazil, and this country is quite strict about its immigration policy. It can be done, but for someone like myself, it's just too difficult of a nut... Read More
So it appears the privatization of France isn’t going quite as smoothly as planned. As I assume you are aware, for over a month now, the gilets jaunes (or “yellow vests”), a multiplicitous, leaderless, extremely pissed off, confederation of working class persons, have been conducting a series of lively protests in cities and towns throughout... Read More
For centuries Western monarchs derived legitimacy from a God Who lent authority to the laws they promulgated. The simultaneous demise of God and the monarchic principle in 1918 left the law legitimized by force alone and, a century later, our distrust suggests that it has failed to converge with the ethical. Things were little better... Read More
In the United States, even Customs and Border Protection apologizes for doing its job. CBP is supposed to “protects the public from dangerous people and materials attempting to cross the border …” On one of the networks that wants all people, dangerous or not, to cross the southern border into the U.S., if they so... Read More
Signaling the Greatest Narrative Collapse in Modern History
At this point I want everybody to forget the assassination of JFK because it’s too far back in time for even Boomers to remember many of the details. Forget 9/11 because we’ll never see the documents highlighting the entire story for decades to come. And pretty much forget the Michael Brown saga (just put it... Read More
Russia harvested 133 million tons of grain in 2017, beating the all-time RSFSR record set in 1978. It has also been consistently harvesting more grain than in the Soviet years since the mid-2010s. Here it is in a wider historical perspective. Grain production in Russia from 1900-2012: Graph via @burckina-faso, a pro-Soviet blogger, so can... Read More
The data is based on Goertzel, Ted & al. (2012), Homicide Booms and Busts A Small-N Comparative Historical Study. The lead author kindly emailed me the data used to build their graphs (their version is on the right), which I used to construct the above graph of Russian historical homicide rates from 1875 to 2018.... Read More
Macron’s Popularity Collapses While Interior Minister Predicts Civil War
I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again: Emmanuel Macron, the current president of the French Republic, is a weird dude. Now, after just 18 months in power, he is also a very unpopular dude. The French media have been making much of the fact that Macron’s prime minister, Édouard Philippe, has been slightly... Read More
SAN FRANCISCO — A top executive and daughter of the founder of the Chinese tech giant Huawei was arrested on Saturday in Canada at the request of the United States, in a move likely to escalate tensions between the two countries at a delicate moment. The arrest of Meng Wanzhou, the chief financial officer, unfolded... Read More