The Unz Review Digest - March 21, 2019
Ranking first this last week was Kevin Barrett’s discussion of the huge public controversy swirling around Ilhan Omar, a newly-elected Congresswoman from Minnesota of Muslim Somali immigrant background. When she casually pointed out that AIPAC is a enormously influential political lobby focused upon support for Israel, a political and media firestorm erupted around that obvious but apparently unmentionable fact, causing a serious split in the ranks of the Democratic Congress. This discussion has drawn over 500 contentious comments, totaling more than 50,000 words. In addition, Israel Shamir’s fourth-ranking piece from yesterday covered the same topic, noting the irony that it took a young woman of Muslim black African immigrant background, to make the obvious point that so many powerful and well-established American figures feared to suggest, drawing another 30,000 words of argumentative comments.
Second place was held by Andrew Joyce’s harshly critical review of a recent book by a historian arguing against the widespread belief during the early decades of the 20th century that Jews were an overwhelming presence in the Marxist and Communist movements throughout Europe, including dominating the Bolshevik revolutionary government of Soviet Russia. Although the book in question seems to have received glowing praise from elite American publications, it seems to totally ignore or obfuscate the actual quantitative reality of the issue and may even be charged with outright plagiarism, suggesting the dishonest nature of current intellectual discourse. The theme was hotly debated in the 350 comments, totaling well over 40,000 words.
Our fourth most popular featured article was Guillaume Durocher’s analysis of the role of racial issues in the Ancient World, a topic which had been widely discussed and analyzed in the 19th and early 20th centuries, but had fallen almost entirely out of vogue in recent decades. There are natural questions whether the civilization-creating abilities of the European peoples have an innate basis and may be connected with the great successes of Greece, Rome, and Egypt, or whether this perspective is based upon biased historiography.
Rounding out our most popular articles this last week was the Saker’s discussion of the continuing political conflict between the leftist government of Venezuela and the Neocons who now play a leading role in the foreign policy of the Trump Administration, and Tobias Langdon’s analysis of the very heavy role of Jewish activists in promoting the growth of pro-Muslim multiculturalism in Britain and also the very heavy waves of recent immigration that made it an issue.
Rep. Ilhan Omar equivocally-unequivocally apologized for tweeting that Zionist power was “all about the Benjamins.” A few weeks later, she didn’t apologize at all for suggesting that American congressional representatives shouldn’t have to swear loyalty oaths to Israel. But Rep. Omar did in fact issue one genuinely unequivocal apology. It involved this 2012 tweet: “It’s... Read More
Folks in the West are taught that their civilization has its roots in ancient Rome and/or ancient Greece. This is more a case of self-aggrandizement than serious historical research. While it is true that the city of Rome was sacked in 410 AD, the Christian Roman civilization continued in the East for another 1000 years... Read More
Here is who I predicted would institute basic income back in 2017: So, those first two are basically Trump!2019 and Commissar Kamala, respectively. Yang is not quite a plutocrat, so I'm not 100% sure he'll win. And his tech background he's more East Coast than Silicon Valley. But otherwise, that's his bio to a tee.... Read More
Conventional wisdom is that it is too early to speculate why in the past six months two Boeing 737 Max 8 planes have gone down shortly after take off, so if all that follows is wrong you will know it very quickly. Last night I predicted that the first withdrawals of the plane would happen... Read More
Jews Say Banning Black Books is SAFER Than Dialogue with Blacks
The banning of four Nation of Islam Black history books by Amazon, the largest bookseller in the world, provides a perfect opportunity to examine the wickedly racist ways Jewish power is wielded in America. Amazon provided no warning, no reason, no hearing, and no opportunity to respond—it was a blatant mockery of Amazon founder Jeffrey... Read More
Banning Black Historiography During Black History Month
As most are surely aware, the last year or two has seen a growing crackdown on free speech and free thought across the Internet, with our constitutionally-protected First Amendment rights being circumvented through the agency of monopolistic private sector corporations such as Facebook, Twitter, and Google. Although as yet our government has not gained the... Read More
The dark horse candidate of the 2020 Democratic primary is entrepreneur Andrew Yang, who just qualified for the first round of debates by attracting over 65,000 unique donors. [Andrew Yang qualifies for first DNC debate with 65,000 unique donors, by Orion Rummler, Axios, March 12, 2019] Yang is a businessman who has worked in several... Read More
Really and truly, I did not expect the most promising developments in West-European politics to come from Italy. Who could predict that the strange government appointed in June 2018 – an uneasy alliance of nationalists under Matteo Salvini’s Lega and the populist-but-vague Five-Star Movement – would last as long or achieve as much as it... Read More
The “war hero” candidate buried information about POWs left behind in Vietnam.
Eighteen months ago, TAC publisher Ron Unz discovered an astonishing account of the role the 2008 Republican presidential nominee, John McCain, had played in suppressing information about what happened to American soldiers missing in action in Vietnam. Below, we present in full Sydney Schanberg’s explosive story. John McCain, who has risen to political prominence on... Read More
I may be too trusting, but I generally accept upgrades. Several months ago, I willingly accepted an iPhone operating system upgrade, and lost all the Notes I had stored on my phone. These notes contained bank and credit card details, passport details, and other useful things which I have to consult from time to time,... Read More
And the Israelis are having an election
The Trump Administration has delivered yet another concession to Israel’s embattled Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on the eve of parliamentary elections: the Israeli military occupation of much of the Palestinian West Bank and of the Golan Heights will no longer be referred to in official U.S. government documents as an occupation. America’s so-called Ambassador to... Read More
Hitler’s Declaration of War Against the USSR - Two Historic Documents
As dawn was breaking on Sunday morning, June 22, 1941, military forces of Germany, Finland and Romania suddenly struck against the Soviet Union along a broad front stretching hundreds of miles from the Arctic Circle in the far north to the Black Sea in the south. Italy, Hungary, Slovakia, and Croatia quickly joined the campaign... Read More
In the latest entry of my Escape from America series, I interview an American who’s living in Russia, a country that’s been relentlessly demonized by the Western media. To a minority of Americans, however, Russia is a nationalist beacon, or even a possible refuge, as it already is to many Afrikaners. How long have you... Read More
You don’t have to be a white nationalist to commit a mass murder in a house of worship like the one in Christchurch, though if you only read mainstream media you’ll probably associate them with the unique depravity of doing so. Without the slightest intention to wax apologetic for the crime and rejecting conspiracy theories,... Read More
“Some accuse me of being a Jew; some excuse me for being one; some even praise me for being a Jew. But all think about it.” Thus wrote the nineteenth-century writer and journalist Judah Loew Baruch (1786—1837) who, after ostensibly converting to Christianity, assimilating, and renaming himself Ludwig Börne, struggled to understand why Germans insisted... Read More
All Are Equal, Except Those Who Aren’t
Like a gilded coating that makes the dullest things glitter, today’s thin veneer of political populism covers a grotesque underbelly of growing inequality that’s hiding in plain sight. And this phenomenon of ever more concentrated wealth and power has both Newtonian and Darwinian components to it. In terms of Newton’s first law of motion: those... Read More
Get the kids into the house! Lock your doors! Board up the windows! Break out the gas masks and hazmat suits! According to the corporate media, we are now officially deep in the throes of a deadly anti-Semitism pandemic! And just as the threat of mind-controlling Russian influencers was finally waning! It seems the fabric... Read More
Many in congress and the media won’t discuss loyalty to Israel
The Solons on Capitol Hill are terrified of the expression “dual loyalty.” They are afraid because dual loyalty means that one is not completely a loyal citizen of the country where one was born, raised and, presumably, prospered. It also suggests something more perverse, and that is dual citizenship, which in its present historic and... Read More
Why Julian Assange Sits in Stir!
5:05 AM. February 4, 2012. It’s almost pitch dark. No one has slept this night. The only morning illumination comes from scores of dimly glowing dots of blues, greens, yellows, reds or orange inside a patchwork of hundreds of still standing tents. Most sit empty for the first time in months; a lamp left on... Read More
Forty-nine people were killed in shootings at two mosques in central Christchurch, New Zealand, on Friday, in a terrorist attack that Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern described as “an extraordinary and unprecedented act of violence.” • Officials said that one man in his late 20s had been charged with murder, and that two explosive devices were... Read More