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Today all manner of curiosities, as I once called them, propose that whites pay reparations for slavery. For example, our Democratic presidential candidates. Well, I am joining them. Yes. I am for reparations. It is only just.

Once I lived in moral darkness, and thought reparations was crazy as Aunt Sally, that we kept in the attic because she kept trying to eat the carpet downstairs. I wondered where we got such a daft Congress. I figured saturation mutagenesis, or somebody put brain softener in the water.

I am a poor sinner, but I have reformed. Bring on reparations. I believe that everyone who has been a slave should be paid a vast sum of money, to be paid by those who enslaved him. No exceptions. I do not kid around about reparations.

It was that AOC woman that changed my life, Alexandria Occasionally Cortés. I listened to her and saw that I was a reprobate, probably beyond redemption. I decided then and there to free all my slaves by sundown. I wasn’t sure how many I had. I asked my wife to tot them up, not an exact count but in even dozens.

I further resolved to pay each of then a million dollars, and did so. Not one of my former slaves failed to get this sum. Not one will want for six hundred dollar tennis shoes. My conscience is washed clean in the light of the Lord.

I confess that I once was a conservative thug, but am now a liberal googoo. Yes, praise Heaven! From woofer to tweeter. Whereas once I wanted to bomb every country I had heard of, I now don’t have the sense God give a crab apple, as we used to say in Alabama I have crossed the aisle.

I once thought that liberals were crazy. They seemed desperate to find something to be guilty of, so they could Atone, as publicly as possible, and lord it over the rest of us They want to air out their inner goodness like washed sheets on a clothes line. Since most of them had never really done anything wrong, they had to be guilty of something they hadn’t done. Slavery was a good choice, since none of them could possible have done it.

This opened broad new vistas of unguilt and therefore the satisfactions of penance. Yea, I say unto thee, brothels and cisterns, I have discovered deep wells of sins in which I took no part and for which I can repent: the Rape of the Sabine Women, or the sack of Constantinople in 1204. Oh, the guilt! I will send the Turks a twenty-dollar money order.

In my days of benightedness (can a day be benighted? These are deep waters.) I thought blacks owed whites reparations for burning our cities. Rebuilding them is a great nuisance, and costs money.

But this engenders a problem for my newfound liberalism, which maybe I have not quite figured out. Can you be guilty of something you actually did? You know, like converting a habitable city into a no-go zone? If you can be guilty of something you didn’t, maybe you can’t be guilty of something you did do. You know, conservation of symmetry, or something.

Which brings us to affirmative action. (I’m not sure how, but we seem to be here.) In my former state of racial villainy, I said shocking and reprehensible things. These now gall my very soul. I said—the shame!–that if you were good enough you didn’t need affirmative action, that if you needed it you weren’t good enough, and that if you accepted it you were a parasite. It was unpardonable —true, but unpardonable.

But bear with me. As a newly hatched agent of supernal virtue, I am trying to understand affirmative action. I guess it takes a while. My first thought was that we should democratize it: Everybody should be eligible. This would be more inclusive. It would let everybody get into everywhere ahead of everybody else. Nothing could be more fair.

Still, it confused me. If we are going to hire people became they can’t do a job, should we not favor even more those even less able to do it? That is, should we discriminate in favor of the mildly incompetent at the expense of the hopelessly unable? Hiring by competitive incapacity is the only road to social justice.

We now come, by another logically mysterious leap, to cultural appropriation. This means that if you are white and wear a sombrero to a costume party, you are using Mexican culture without a license. This is very bad, hardly distinguishable from putting a city to the sword. (When Bruce Jenner is in costume, is he committing gendral appropriation? This needs thought.) God help you (if such is permitted under separation of church and state) if you go in blackface as Michael Jackson. It is just like Hitler.

Now, it seems to me that when blacks use writing, or cellphones, or arithmetic, they are committing cultural appropriation of European white culture. This is quite shocking. And they have been doing it for years. Clearly reparations are in order, backdated. I accept cash, checks, or PayPal.

Pondering this injustice, I saw that the only way to reach the luminous pinnacle of the socially correct is to licence white culture, much as we license software. Doing it on a per-use basis would be accountigwise burdensome: so much per hour for listening to Tchaikovsky, so much for each street sign read. This would be so tedious as to warm the cockles of a federal bureaucrat’s heart (whatever a cockle is).

ORDER IT NOW

No, I am envisioning it as an unlimited licence. See, people in Black Lives Matter would pay a fixed amount per year for unlimited reading, writing, and arithmetic, with use of buildings, television, and antibiotics thrown in as lagniappe. (Lagniappe is not a woman in Black Lives Matter. So far as I know.)

I am not greedy, and propose setting the license fee for use of our culture at the amount of reparations paid for not having been slaves. This would be a wash, and avoid a massive amount of dat-entry.

See? I’m a googoo but not completely dim. Pretty close, though.

Now, racism. Back when I was a conservative—oh, the anguish!–I thought that racism was an insidious evil gnawing at the very bowels of society, like a hagfish tunneling through the tripes of a tuna. I could see racism, or thought I could, everywhere: in Knockout Game hospitalization of whites, in BLM assaulting white speakers, in whole cities where a white man dare not walk. All of this I thought to be racism.

Now I see that these are cries for help. By troubled youth. A concussion is just their way of pleading for understanding.

I do understand, and so am moving to Mexico.

Some trivia

See? I told you. Ha!

A week or so ago I wrote a column disputing claims of conspiracy theorists and stating that they hold their views with vituperative intensely. Anyone interested, if anyone is, might get a kick out of reading the comments in response to the column. Note that they call names but do not answer the questions raised in the column.

 

Finally, I get much mail from web louts of growly incomprehension telling me that I am a race traitor and turncoat and other thing that they have trouble spelling because I live in Mexico, which consists of peasants living in stick huts. For civil and thoughtful readers, which is most of them, I occasionally post things containing no stick huts. Here is one.

Mexican kid, sixteen This was years back. He went on to quite a career. Probably lives in a stick hut.

(Republished from Fred on Everything by permission of author or representative)
 
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  1. Alexandria Occasionally Cortés

    A good one!:-)) The piece is good too.

  2. If only the victims could have skated away.

    • Replies: @Biff
  3. Truth says:

    It was that AOC woman that changed my life, Alexandria Occasionally Cortés. I listened to her and saw that I was a reprobate, probably beyond redemption.

    Dude, Tillie’s been tellin’ you that for 5 years.

  4. I do understand, and so am moving to Mexico.

    I’d thought you’d lived in Mexico for a decade or so now, Mr. Reedisimo. Is this some kind of (unlabled-as-such) recycled column in which you forgot to lop off that last sentence, or did you just put together a bunch of thoughts from your commenters?

    BTW, why do you spell “licence” like an Englishman, if you’re supposed to have gone native? It’s kind of pretentious, and you have absolutely no LICENSE from Her Majesty the Queen to do such a thing, ya’ bloody beaner.

  5. Fredo, at least get your facts straight:

    when the Crusaders sacked Constantinople,

    it was still Byzantine. The Turks

    didn’t conquer it for quite some time yet.

    so, instead of sending the Turks $20,

    send it to me instead.

  6. This piece is pretty funny.

    • Agree: Byrresheim, bluedog
  7. Rurik says:

    but do not answer the questions raised in the column.

    You’re wrong, of course.

    We did point out that most of the pretexts for US wars were lies and false flags, conspiracies IOW.

    Like the varmints on Jekyll’s Island plotting to overthrow the US government and impose debt slavery on us all.

    You see Fredo, some of these conspiracies have come to fruition, and the rest of us are all forced to live with the consequences. As in for instance our Eternal Wars for Israel, all a direct consequence of the conspiracy perpetrated by neocons and Zionists on 9/11.

    That one alone has cost us some seven or so trillion dollars, (not bad eh?!). Not to mention the tens of thousands of Americans dead or maimed or languishing with shattered souls and contemplating suicide. Or the millions of innocent lives blown to bits all over the Middle East.

    I remember when you used to take quill in hand, in your patently wry and inimitable way, to deplore the use of drones to assassinate whole wedding parties. Stuff like that.

    It was why I read your work with great satisfaction and pleasure, because you didn’t, (at least transparently) shill for the Beast, like so many whorenalists these days.

    What a sad, tragic thing it is to see you align yourself with the presstitute$, neocons and war pigs.

    I guess all good things pass..

  8. “I now don’t have the sense God give a crab apple, as we used to say in Alabama I have crossed the aisle.”

    Finally an honest statement from you.

    “In my days of benightedness (can a day be benighted? These are deep waters.) I thought blacks owed whites reparations for burning our cities. Rebuilding them is a great nuisance, and costs money.”

    Since “blacks” is plural, and since “burning our cities” would be an illegal and wrongful act, this statement of yours would imply a conspiracy, which would make you a “conspiracy theorist” (and therefore a hypocrite).

    con·spir·a·cy (kən-spîr′ə-sē)
    n. pl. con·spir·a·cies
    1. An agreement to perform together an illegal, wrongful, or subversive act.
    2. A group of conspirators.
    3. Law An agreement between two or more persons to commit a crime or accomplish a legal purpose through illegal action.
    4. A joining or acting together, as if by sinister design: a conspiracy of wind and tide that devastated coastal areas.

  9. “Note they call names but do not answer the questions raised in the column.”

    As Dogbert has so eloquently stated, no one has ever won a debate on social media. Vituperative responses do not rate debate points.

  10. Rogue says:

    Your last article on conspiracy theory presented CT’s as a black and white phenomenon.

    Not true. The only conspiracy theory I question is the bullshit 9/11 story.

    Are there other genuine conspiracy theories that merit discussion? Probably, but not on my radar.

    911 is questioned by qualified people in all relevant fields. Architects, engineers, civilian commercial pilots, military pilots and at least some senior politicians from several countries. Oh, and also demolition experts! Yah, Fred, didn’t quite do your research, bud.

    In other words, not the stuff of swivel eyed loons, which is what you were trying to portray.

    • Replies: @NoseytheDuke
  11. Behold that curmudgeon Fred Reed,
    Occasionally prone to a screed.
    No one thought him wacko till Fred went Mex taco:
    is that why few follow his lead?

  12. @Andrei Martyanov

    No, it isn’t. It is actually very badly written, poorly reasoned and not even edited properly (I say this as a conspiracy theorist who holds his views with “vituperative intensely”). With Fred a piece this bad could usually be attributed to the influence of the Red Padre, but this actually reads more like evidence of a minor stroke.

    I thought for a moment he was going to pull one of his famous “gotchas,” where he tells the reader about the deliberate errors he introduced to the piece (as a parable on the importance of careful reasearch in the writing of good journalism). But no, he really believes that Oswald whacked JFK, by his own self. Also, there was absolutely no hanky-panky of any kind happening on 9/11. Most incredibly, he apparently believes that he and his fellow hacks got it right the first time, and you are crazy for not agreeing.

    On the plus side-it is nice to know that, as a white man, I don’t have to get a permission slip from the elderly West Virginian in order to use any technology invented after the water clock. And my neighbors, in the mostly non-white third-world metropolis where I dwell, will be overjoyed to learn that all they have to do to earn the right to use their cell phones is to have Fred visit their country, take a look around, and pronounce it “good.” (Being fully qualified, i.e. white and male, I could perform this important civilizational task myself; unfortunately my ego only exists in three dimensions).

    If Fred needs an idea for his next column (and it sounds like he does) he might try explaining how the clever white people managed to get 23 trillion in debt in only forty years, without doing anything as remotely interesting or noble as paying reparations for slavery.

    • Replies: @Andrei Martyanov
  13. A gem, from start to conclusion.

    • Replies: @Sbaker
  14. Biff says:
    @Bragadocious

    Citing the MSM as an unbiased, reliable source of information makes as much sense as everything else you post.

    • Replies: @Ray Huffman
    , @Bragadocious
  15. @Biff

    The MSM is certainly biased, but it’s in favor of fecally-contaminated, third-world shitholes like Mexico. That means that when it says that four of the five most violent cities in the world are in Mexico, you can be sure that all fucking five of them are.

    • Replies: @Biff
  16. swamped says:

    “A week or so ago I wrote a column disputing claims of conspiracy theorists and stating that they hold their views with VITUPERATIVE INTENSELY(sic)” duhh…never saw anyone who was able to slur their words in print like this; it must be a transcript of dictation under Tequila. The entire column allegedly disputing claims of conspiracy theorists reeked of it, riddled with factual & grammatical errata of all kinds.
    “Anyone interested, if anyone is, might get a kick out of reading the comments in response to the column”…which, fortunately, were a little more literate & a whole lot more persuasive than the sloppy column which contained little more than juvenile ‘snarking’ & shoddy reasoning.
    “Note that they call names but do not answer the questions raised in the column”…since questions raised in the column barely rise above the level of buffoonery & the attempt here to brush it off answers none of the more pertinent questions raised in the comments; which for the most part were free of name-calling, however much it may have been merited.
    ” See? I’m a googoo but not completely dim. Pretty close, though.” Amen

    See?(www.ae911truth.org/news/512-lawyers-name-names-of-persons-with-material-information-in-9-11-grand-jury-filing)

  17. @Rurik

    For heaven’s sake, don’t bring up conspiracy issues with him. If he is still mocking the concept of conspiracy even today, nothing will change his costive mind. His is a case of what Catholics call “invincible ignorance”.

    • Replies: @Rurik
    , @Intelligent Dasein
  18. @Haxo Angmark

    Mr. Reed knows.
    Believe me, he knows.

  19. anonymous[340] • Disclaimer says:
    @Rurik

    Had his work been of this low quality all along, Mr. Reed would not enjoy the privilege of publication on this (generally) excellent website. As he’s proudly referenced his previous column, I will repeat my comment:

    Pageview/Comment bait?

    I learned nothing except that Mr. Reed has grown too old and tired to debate any of these topics in good faith. His sophomoric snark isn’t worthy of publication.

    I hope that Mr. Unz isn’t lowering his standards in the race to pass up other websites in the numbers game.

    • Replies: @anonymous
    , @Rurik
  20. anonymous[340] • Disclaimer says:
    @anonymous

    “A week or so ago I wrote a column disputing claims of conspiracy theorists and stating that they hold their views with vituperative intens[ity]. Anyone interested, if anyone is, might get a kick out of reading the comments in response to the column. Note that they call names but do not answer the questions raised in the column.”

    There are now 413 comments under Mr. Reed’s last column. Most are negative, and many of those offer substantial rebuttal; he responded to none. Yet he has found the time to recycle it, shamelessly trying to generate even more attention without earning it.

    Mr. Unz, please take a firmer hand with this columnist.

  21. @Rogue

    Agreed. There should be no forgiveness for Fred for writing that malicious garbage.

  22. Biff says:
    @Ray Huffman

    What about State violence being conveniently left out of MSM? Cops busting heads at a political convention is not considered violence – it’s an action. Just like the U.S. military flattening entire cities is also considered an action – no violence in Fallujah unless someone was shooting back.
    I do realize the only time the MSM works is when it justifies your biases.

    • Replies: @C. ThunderCock
  23. Asagirian says: • Website

    Reparations for the working class.

  24. @Biff

    So I should use better sources like bitter, loudmouthed expats who live in Mexico or Thailand?

    • LOL: Truth
  25. “God help you (if such is permitted under separation of church and state) if you go in blackface as Michael Jackson. It is just like Hitler.”

    Hitler in blackface: Now that would be funny.

    I thought the 40 Acres and a Mule, welfare payments that supported the purchase of pink Cadillacs, licence to turn cities into no-go zones, and the failure to check the proliferation of Rap were the reparations. You mean these greedy folks want even more?

    Ok, I’ll pay for a one-way first-class ticket to “back home” as my share of reparations. Come on, folks, everybody chip in, and we can solve this vexing issue once and for all.

    • Replies: @Truth
  26. Rurik says:
    @Macon Richardson

    /

    If he is still mocking the concept of conspiracy even today, nothing will change his costive mind. His is a case of what Catholics call “invincible ignorance”.

    I suspect you’re giving him too much credit.

    He doesn’t believe the kosher bullshit he spews any more than I do. He just knows which side of the bread has the butter.

    I wouldn’t mind terribly if he just kept to his shtick about numinous Mexicans and the advisability of blending North Americans with the Mexicans ‘bodily fluids’. Turning the whole of the continent into a giant Los Angeles. Weeee!

    But when he takes to pen to shill for the bastards that perpetrated 9/11, or assassinated JFK, then he enters the realm of the scumbag. Or war pig.. same thing.

    Every intellectual or writer worth a plug nickel, if they had a shred of integrity or decency, would be howling that the Eternal Wars are monstrous, and a enormity upon our nations and indeed, our individual souls. But you first have to have a soul, to be outraged by mass-murder, treason, torture and horrific atrocities.

    Fredo believes that he’s far too clever to bother with morality or truth. That those things are for dupes and poor, naïve slobs, too dumb to see the shekels clinking in front of their faces.

    How smart was Pat Tillman for questioning the wars, eh? – calculates our Fredo. Better to be on the ko$her side of the debate. Not only does it pay better, but you’re less likely to get three M16 bullets to the forehead, huh Fredo?

    But the thing is, he doesn’t have to ‘go there’ at all. He could take that astute advise: ‘Better to Remain Silent and Be Thought an [apologist for Larry Silverstein/Bibi/Dick Cheney] than to Speak and Remove All Doubt.

    • Agree: NoseytheDuke
  27. Rurik says:
    @anonymous

    I learned nothing except that Mr. Reed has grown too old and tired to debate any of these topics in good faith. His sophomoric snark isn’t worthy of publication.

    There again, I suspect you’re giving him too much credit. Old and tired are forgivable.. venal and corrupt, not so much.

    Fredo loves to travel, and mix it up with other ‘respectable’ types in the Beltway. He doesn’t want to be out in the cold with Paul Craig Roberts, or Phil Giraldi, who’re still in possession of their nads.

    I hope that Mr. Unz isn’t lowering his standards in the race to pass up other websites in the numbers game.

    I highly doubt that.

  28. @Haxo Angmark

    I’ll put the soloist violin in the Video against any rock guitarist. Holy Mackerel! Sorry, Jimmy Page. You suck. Prince, all-o-ya. But there is something funny about all the people in the symphony. And their audience, the sea of faces. There’s something about them I can’t quite put my finger on..

    Anyone have a clue?

  29. @Sterling Archer

    If Fred needs an idea for his next column (and it sounds like he does) he might try explaining how the clever white people managed to get 23 trillion in debt in only forty years,

    White people are not confined to the United States only, there are somewhere between 700-750 million of those in Eurasian Continent alone. By far not all of them are 23 trillion in debt. Russia is overwhelmingly white and with her roughly 150 million population has a minuscule debt. There are some also in Latin America, especially Argentina which are known to call themselves a “forgotten Europeans”. Quite a few white Portuguese descendants in Brazil too, Spaniards is Chile, etc. The United States and her ballooning debt is altogether a whole other story.

  30. @Biff

    Your point is valid, but merely tangential to his. I’d be happy to sign on to anything calling the MSM boot-licking stooges without the guts to stand up to blood-thirsty neocons and neoliberals, but that aspect of their character hardly invalidates any (well-founded) bias against the orderliness of swarthy third-worlders.

    Maybe I’m just not getting it, but the form of your critique seems to be “you thought mexico was one of the most violent and chaotic shitholes on earth, but really their violence pales in comparison to the middle east, which you right-wing troglodytes maintained was a veritable heaven on earth!”

    Unless your point is that the globohomo forever war somehow makes “whites” just as violent and disorderly as the dyscivic invaders flooding over the American border? Besides the silliness of comparing military operations in a foreign country to native criminal violence, you might consider inspecting the ethnic makeup of the major “thought leaders” championing this pointless bloodletting in the ME, as well as opinion polls on the support for expending their blood and treasure on it among american whites.

    • Replies: @Biff
  31. What a poorly written article! It’s full of typos and so much bullshit.

  32. Gene Su says:

    I have 3 posts that I am going to make:

    Ths first: Does anyone know anything about Alexandria Ocasio Cortez’s early life? How was she raised? What was her family like? How was she educated? Her Wikipedia biography is lacking in detail:
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alexandria_Ocasio-Cortez

    Ocasio-Cortez was born in The Bronx, New York City, on October 13, 1989, to Blanca Ocasio-Cortez (née Cortez) and Sergio Ocasio in a Catholic family.
    Her father was born in the Bronx to a Puerto Rican family and became an architect; her mother was born in Puerto Rico.

    Puerto Rican family? I thought Puerto Ricans and other Hispanic ethnics didn’t like blacks.

    Ocasio-Cortez attended Yorktown High School, graduating in 2007. In high school, she took part in the National Hispanic Institute’s Lorenzo de Zavala (LDZ) Youth Legislative Session. She later became the LDZ Secretary of State while she attended Boston University. Ocasio-Cortez had a John F. Lopez Fellowship. During college, she served as an intern in the immigration office during the final year of U.S. Senator Ted Kennedy’s tenure. “I was the only Spanish speaker, and as a result, as basically a kid—a 19-, 20-year-old kid—whenever a frantic call would come into the office because someone is looking for their husband because they have been snatched off the street by ICE, I was the one that had to pick up that phone,” Ocasio-Cortez said. “I was the one that had to help that person navigate that system.
    She graduated cum laude from Boston University’s College of Arts and Sciences in 2011, majoring in international relations and economics.

    I remember some people saying that despite Bill Clinton’s apparent lower-working-class background that he toted, he really had a privalaged up-bringing, attending a parochial school and being an Oxford scholar. It seems that AOC is using a similar smoke-and-mirror technique.

    • Replies: @Truth
  33. Gene Su says:

    Post 2:

    When I think of reparations, I think immediately of Thomas Sowell’s article: The first and most important detail of this racial reparations nonsense is that not a single penny will be paid to any reparations fund. This is nothing more than a nasty attempt to make blacks feel like whites “owe them something”, thus cementing their mass, collective loyalty to the Democrat party and their dependence on their various social programs.

  34. Gene Su says:

    Post 3: This is a nearly straight cut and paste from another blog I wrote on (Ilana Mercer)
    Two questions to ask are:
    Why do whites allow themselves to be pushed around?
    How is the left so successful at marginilizing whites?

    I think the Unz review needs to republish Ilana Mercer’s thought-provoking essay “Why do WASP societies wither?” What I will say next will both agree with and challenge the conclusions of that essay. Ms. Mercer asserts that WASP societies wither because whites would rather allow ethnic outsiders to walk all over them rather than see themselves as unjust oppressors. That is slightly off. Let me repeat some experiences that I, an Asian boy, had while growing up during the 1990’s only 15 miles from where Robert Weissberg grew up.

    [MORE]

    I used to be bullied a lot in school. I remember being warned that I had better not fight back. Heck, when I was ganged up on, the teacher wouldn’t lift her fat finger and sometimes gave me a hard time. My experiences can be summarized by this conversaion I once had:
    “If someone throws a spitball at me, can I hit him back?”
    “No”
    “Or else what?”
    “Or else I will take away your snackies.”
    “If someone shoves me, can I hit him back?”
    “No, or else I will take away your snackies.”
    “If someone throws a rock at me, can I hit him back?”
    “No, or else I will take away your snackies.”
    “If someone punches me, can I hit him back?”
    “No, or else I will take away your snackies.”

    My point in stating this exchange is that American boys (and especially those from the upper class), for the last 50 to 100 years, have been taught these two lessons:
    1. It is never okay to fight back when you are being bullied or attacked.
    2. It is never okay to walk away when you are being bullied or attacked.

    These two lessons are absolutely essential to maintaining our public schools and all school-like institutions such as day-care and summer camp.
    1. If kids fought back whenever they were bullied, our schools would be in daily chaos.
    2. The only way to usually avoid being bullied is to play hooky (not attend school).

    These two lessons were in the back of my mind when I heard about the Kansas Witchita attack when 2 white men refused to fight back in any manner against 2 black male attackers (albeit they were armed). I also thought of them when I heard about that Central Park jogger being attacked in broad daylight and hearing the response of the on-lookers – “We thought that someone else called the police.” The modern American male is conditioned never to actively defend himself in any respect. Until the Western European male is once again allowed and trained to fight back and avoid trouble, he will not be able to correctly address any threats – internal or external – from blacks or Muslims or whoever.

    Please note that public schools are an invention of Prussia – now Germany, that most WASPy of countries. But if white American males are conditioned to be wimps, please also note that most bullies in our public schools are not black but white. This is because there are still 6 times as many white people then black in our country. Thus, the media is able to hide the racial easter egg from us.

    P.S. My bullying experience culminated when a black counselor pulled me off some white punk whose nose I bashed in for throwing a rock at me. Black care-taker protecting a white bully from an Asian boy? That goes agains the theory of an anti-white conspiray that Ilana Mercer, Fred Reed, and others on this site are peddling.

  35. Truth says:
    @Gene Su

    Puerto Rican family? I thought Puerto Ricans and other Hispanic ethnics didn’t like blacks.

    • Replies: @Rich
  36. Biff says:
    @C. ThunderCock

    C. Thunderwienner

    Sorry, but it sounds like you read too far into what I ment which is the MSM(U.S. government’s fifth column) is never to be trusted in the metrics of global violence. Their first duty is perception management, and their last duty is to inform people with facts.

  37. athEIst says:
    @Haxo Angmark

    yeah, the 1204 sack of Constantinople was a christian on christian affair. Venice 1 Byzantium 0

  38. @Macon Richardson

    His is a case of what Catholics call “invincible ignorance”.

    Invincible ignorance refers to the condition of pagans who, through no fault of their own, are unaware of the Gospel and who therefore cannot be fairly accused of rejecting it. They will receive a judgment according to the natural law. Ignorance is invincible only when a person is unable to rid himself of it notwithstanding the employment of moral diligence. Such ignorance is involuntary and therefore not imputable to the person.

  39. The scalpel says: • Website

    “they call names but do not answer the questions raised in the column.”

    Fred,

    Initially, I will refrain from calling you names so as to not play to your defenses. Many people have attempted to address your questions, myself included. They have dedicated hours of their time meticulously explaining their answers in writing to you right here on Unz in the comments you cite. They do this out of good intentions. They get no glory of writing for the Unz Review. They are just commenters.

    In response, you ignore them.

    In turn, you move on and repeat your assertions that nobody has a response to your questions. You abuse their good intentions. You wear them down. Those who respect you enough to address your questions have wasted a great deal of time.

    This is a standard propagandist technique. You own the bully pulpit here. I am not saying that you are a propagandist, but I will say this: The most effective propaganda is that which makes one think the propagandist is one of your own. It opens one’s mind to the propaganda. Something like this: Dear old, funny old, idiosyncratic old Fred. He is smart, and funny, and I love his writing. He is really one of us. He swears that people are crazy to doubt the official government line on the suspicious case of …. maybe he is right and my doubts are unfounded. At a minimum, maybe I should keep my doubts to myself.

    Again, I am not saying you are a propagandist, Fred. I have no way of knowing that. I will say that if you are a propagandist , you are good at it. As a deplorable youngster in rural New York, I learned, “You will know they are Christians by their love.” As a medical student, I learned, “If it walks like a duck, and quacks like a duck, and flies like a duck, there is an excellent chance that it is a duck.

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  40. anonymous[340] • Disclaimer says:
    @The scalpel

    And he’ll probably ignore this one of your comments, too.

    Whatever his propagandistic or other motives, Mr. Reed’s behavior is cowardly. He has abused the readership, something for which Mr. Unz should demand an apology or, failing that, suspension of his privilege as columnist.

  41. Rich says:
    @Truth

    When I was in the US Army in the early 1980’s, we had a race riot at Fort Gordon, between the Mexicans and the blacks. The Puerto Ricans were nowhere to be seen, though the few I knew were always ranting about wanting to free Puerto Rico from the US. In LA, I’ve read that the Mexican gangs have chased the blacks out of a bunch of neighborhoods and I’ve also read that Mexican and White prison gangs ally together against the blacks in many different prison systems. The Hispanics I work with here in NY aren’t very friendly towards blacks and are the first to get angry if they see a black face in the neighborhood. Familiarity breeds contempt, or so I’ve been told.

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    , @Truth
  42. @Rich

    I’ve also read that Mexican and White prison gangs ally together against the blacks in many different prison systems.

    My (white) stepson, who has spent time in Southern California county jails, reports exactly this.

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  43. Truth says:
    @Rich

    I’ve also read that Mexican and White prison gangs ally together against the blacks in many different prison systems.

    Well, Richie, I see no reason why a young, athletic, agressive, angry young white man such as yourself shouldn’t find out the answer to this firsthand.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PaYT47WFTqA

  44. Truth says:
    @Rex Little

    My (white) stepson, who has spent time in Southern California county jails

    I know ya’ll muss be gettin’ tired uh duh man holdin’ krakaz down.

  45. buckwheat says:

    Damn the old Fred is finally back. But I disagree on the reparations bit, whites deserve reparations for putting up with the blacks for the last 300 years. Just give me one of their EBT cards and I’d be happy.

    • Replies: @Truth
  46. Truth says:
    @buckwheat

    Well I’ll give you the secret illuminati formula, Einstein:

    Quit your job, go down to the county assistance office and apply for one.

  47. Fred mails it in again.

    None of the points made here are fresh or interesting – just a variant on DR3, “I Don’t Own Slaves, Black Lives Don’t Matter to Blacks,” blah-blah.

    I read Unz Review for takes that don’t sound burger nationalism.

    For the record, Fred, I don’t consider you a race-traitor for shacking up in Mexico. I consider you a race traitor for gushing like Jeb! about wonderful Mexicans. A man who loves a woman and/or feels like an exile in his own land might have valid reasons for walking on the wild side. But waving the flag of the disposessors is a bridge too far. I consider you a cheap-shot race traitor for the huts-stick schtick. Acting like hyperbole is a serious factual argument then refuting the rhetorical straw-man is SJW-worthy and womanish. Keep waving your new flag, Fredo.

    Your conspiracy theories piece failed to make, or even point to, any serious counterarguments. It was just unsupported assertions and ad hom. Ron Unz’ Kennedy pieces gave me sources and theories I’d never heard of before. You gave me “there is no deep state, go back to sleep b/c crusty snark” pablum I could get from Townhall. The American Right has enough Kurt Schlichters already.

    Post-White Fred’s only function at UR seems to be matadoring the commenters into Two Minutes Hate. White Fred’s column had its moments, but Columna Fredo is a stale and cheap sideshow act.

  48. anonymous[359] • Disclaimer says:

    “That is, should we discriminate in favor of the mildly incompetent at the expense of the hopelessly unable? Hiring by competitive incapacity is the only road to social justice.”

    Sadly, that’s exactly what they are promoting. There was some supposed research that showed that POC who went to very selective colleges were helped immensely by the increase in social capital whereas those (whites) who were uber competent did well no matter where they went. Sounds like the policy to only allow in incompetents is sound to the Left, and given the consistent disastrous behavior of our “top” experts who are alumni from these colleges, it makes sense that this is exactly what’s happening.

  49. @Andrei Martyanov

    Yes, the piece is good. I have often used Fred’s offer of reparations from one of his columns in ’98 or thereabouts, which was that he would pay everyone he had held in slavery a million dollars each, and that all living former slaves who had been held in bondage in the US should get a bonus of a million per year from the government for every year that they were enslaved.

    This piece is a reiteration of that offer, in a way.

  50. Sbaker says:
    @atlantis_dweller

    Reed is without question the most entertaining writer at this site, and most others. I love the way he can stir the intelligentsia to soil their panties.

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