The Unz Review Digest - August 17, 2017
By a wide margin our most popular featured article this last week was the Saker’s analysis of the current strategic situation of what he regularly calls “the AngloZionist Empire,” namely that two decades of “wars on the cheap” have now come to an end. Since the collapse of the USSR a quarter-century ago, America has regularly attacked other nations all around the world through a mixture of media domination/intelligence subversion, special forces, and unchallenged air-power, usually backed by local allies able to put “boots on the ground.” But such a strategy, that absolutely minimizes US casualties, is totally impossible against those remaining military powers that appear to be targets, including Iran, North Korea, Russia, and China.
Ranking second was Philip Giraldi’s detailed analysis of the bizarre nature of the Awan Brothers Scandal now enveloping former DNC Chair Debbie Wasserman-Schultz and the Congressional Democrats in general, in which a couple of Pakistani immigrants of very doubtful background enjoyed years of enormous access to confidential Congressional computer systems and remained on the payroll long after their suspicious behavior had been reported.
In a photo-finish for the third spot, we had JayMan’s summary of what he regards as the basic laws of Behaviorial Genetics, the foundational principles of human behavior as gradually understood and formulated by modern evolutionary psychologists, and Linh Dinh’s rather mournful perspective on the psychological and ideological collapse of white European civilization, as demonstrated by the massive tide of African and Middle Eastern immigration altering forever the demographics of that continent.
Rounding out the top spots were John Pilger’s focus on the growing risk of our world being destroyed by an outbreak of global nuclear war and John Derbyshire’s report of the considerable success of Jared Taylor’s recent White Nationalist conference in Tennessee.
Finally, although Jonathan Revusky’s attempted 11,000 word debunking of alleged sexual assaults by Muslim immigrants in Europe had dropped out of the top group two weeks after publication, it continued to attract an enormous volume of contentious commentary, much of it related to angry disputes between rival “9/11 Truthers” about whether or not the planes involved were real or merely faked holographic images, with the total comments now exceeding 150,000 words, easily an all-time record.
If you go to Google and type in American inventors you get back from Google pictures of the top American inventors of all time. The #1 American inventor of all time is Lewis Howard Latimer, who, I just learned, worked with both Edison and Bell. Thomas Edison is in 6th place and a well-tanned Alexander... Read More
Here is what Donald Trump should call for this morning. This is the right time to up his ante in the struggle against the Lügenpresse. All his efforts to fix the sinking ship of the US society are in vain with a breach below the waterline. If the Fake News applauds every jerk in a... Read More
This past Saturday night, August 12, the media was filled to overflowing with nothing but lurid and hysterical accounts of the “violence” and the “massacre” by so-called “white nationalists” (alternately identified as “white supremacists” or “white racists”) inflicted on poor, innocent “counter demonstrators” in Charlottesville who were “protesting hate and bigotry.” That’s the narrative that... Read More
Press and Politicians are Blind to the Truth
If you get your news from NBC, this is what you learned about yesterday’s Unite the Right rally: “Charlottesville White Nationalist Rally Violence Prompts State of Emergency.” That’s right: The problem was white nationalist violence. It was as if the demonstrators had behaved just like Black Lives Matter or masked antifa: looting, burning, stopping traffic,... Read More
This week’s big story on the CultMarx front was the firing of Google employee James Damore. The firing offense was, he had written a document titled Google’s Ideological Echo Chamber and circulated it on Google’s internal network. The document was leaked to journalists, the nation’s CultMarxists threw a collective fit of hysteria, and Damore got... Read More
A Russian Conservative on James Damore
Prosvirnin is the most talented writer. Limonov has by far the most colorful personality. Dugin has been the most effective at promoting himself in the West. Prokhanov probably has the most name recognition in Russia. Galkovsky created the most powerful memes. Krylov provided the esoteric flavoring. And yet out of all of Russia's right-wing intellectuals,... Read More
Less than total loyalty to Israel is un-American
Congress is on a one-month summer recess. You would think that given the recent turmoil over the bill to eliminate Obamacare and the upcoming debate over tax policy the nation’s legislators would be back in their home districts talking to the voters. Some are, but many are not. “More than fifty” Congressmen are off on... Read More
New data compiled by the World Socialist Web Site, with the assistance of other Internet-based news outlets and search technology experts, proves that a massive loss of readership observed by socialist, anti-war and progressive web sites over the past three months has been caused by a cumulative 45 percent decrease in traffic from Google searches.... Read More
The latest news craze is about the possible delivery of US anti-tank weapons (the FMG-148 Javelin is often mentioned) to the Nazi junta in Kiev. These stories typically include a discussion of “defensive” vs “offensive” and “lethal” vs “non-lethal” weapons and always display a child-like belief in the existence of some magic technology which would... Read More
Sometime circa late July, as the hundreds of thousands of de facto vassals that cater to the needs of New York City’s simulated aristocracy were navigating the sweltering hell that subway system has recently become, approximately one hundred miles to the east, deep in the heart of Resistance territory, where villas rent for up to... Read More
When the Justice Department announced its investigation into Harvard’s possible racial discrimination against Asians, almost on cue the usual suspects came forth with all-too familiar rhetoric on affirmation action. For liberals it was all about keeping our cherished diversity or helping the disadvantaged; conservatives meanwhile lectured on merit-based admissions or how preferences will stigmatize beneficiaries... Read More
In Defense of James Damore
There foam’d rebellious Logic, gagg’d and bound; There, stript, fair Rhetoric languish’d on the ground; His blunted arms by Sophistry are borne, And shameless Billingsgate her robes adorn, Morality, by her false guardians drawn, Chicane in furs, and Casuistry in lawn, Gasps, as they straiten at each end the cord, And dies when Dulness gives... Read More
Just some quick comments on the Charlottesville affair, where a clash between the Alt Right and Antifa has resulted in one death. (1) No, I don't think it's a PR disaster by any stretch of the imagination. The thing is, people who are already highly allergic to any displays of Nazi symbology aren't exactly the... Read More
In 1937, Orwell was shot in the neck during the Spanish Civil War. Known mostly as a political allegorist, Orwell was also a master at describing all that is seen, heard and felt, so in Homage to Catalonia, you can read about his near death experience, “Roughly speaking it was the sensation of being at... Read More
In the Reign of Kaiser Don
Why do those inadequate little men in Washington and New York dream of new wars? Because the empire is near a tipping point. Washington must either either start a war in Korea, or get faced down by the North, its carriers ignored, its bombers “sending signals” and making “shows of force” without result. For the... Read More
The Post-Cold-War Consensus Collapses
Like it or not, the president of the United States embodies America itself. The individual inhabiting the White House has become the preeminent symbol of who we are and what we represent as a nation and a people. In a fundamental sense, he is us. It was not always so. Millard Fillmore, the 13th president... Read More
Debbie Wasserman-Schultz in the middle of a new scandal
There has been surprisingly little media follow-up on the story about the July 25th Dulles Airport arrest of House of Representatives’ employed Pakistani-American IT specialist Imran Awan, who was detained for bank fraud while he was allegedly fleeing to Pakistan. The mainstream media somewhat predictably produced minimal press coverage before the story died. The speed... Read More
In a few hours, I'll fly to Europe, my favorite continent, and why not? Most of my intellectual and artistic heroes are Europeans, Kakfa, Beckmann, Kippenberger, Siebald, Rabelais, Rimbaud, Celine, Orwell, Kundera, Dostoievsky and Milosz, etc. I've spent significant time in Italy, England and Germany, and have fond memories of a least a dozen other... Read More
Over the last few decades, I doubt that any American political organization has received greater negative attention in our national news and entertainment media than the Ku Klux Klan, or KKK. For example, although white activist David Duke left that group over 35 years ago, the media still often identifies him as one of its... Read More
President Donald Trump finally did what no-one in the Conservative Establishment would: calling out the Antifa (the “Alt Left” in his words) for sparking violence at the legally-sanctioned demonstration in Charlottesville: “You had a group on the other side that came charging in without permit,” the President said. “They were very violent” [Trump Says ‘Both... Read More