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In the hopes of Raising Awareness about how we need a National Conversation about how our society ought to be more sensitive to the psychological suggestibility of our small but highly inflammatory unstable Arsonist-American population:

I’d like to make a suggestion to Pundit-Americans: You can almost always change phrases like “burn down” to “tear down” with no loss in meaning and little loss in impact on readers (except among your Beavis-like readers, whom you really should try to avoid triggering).

 
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  1. Goatweed says:

    We could ship Max back from wence he came.

  2. Bugg says:

    “That’s why I can no longer be a Republican…” Vaya con Dios, Maxie, as your new friends might say. Take Axis of Evil Frum, Billy Kristol, Jonah Goldberg et al (“globalists” all!) with you. But you will find said new friends will hate you globalist scum as much as they hate us white trash.

    • Agree: Sarah Toga
    • Replies: @bomag
  3. “It must pay a heavy price for its embrace of white nationalism …”

    I wish people would list the ways in which the Trump-era Republicans have embraced White nationalism. The evidence is pretty sparse. It would be difficult to harmonise White nationalism with federal politics in any case, simply because it’s overwhelmingly a separatist movement. Anyway, most White nationalist leaders are probably FBI agents and the Bureau doesn’t get along well with Trump.

    • Agree: Trevor H., Desiderius
    • Replies: @Svigor
    , @Svigor
    , @Moses
  4. anon[693] • Disclaimer says:

    Why, exactly? Can Mr. Boot point to a reason that “white nationalism & know-nothingism” would be actually bad for the country? Whose definition of reasonable is to be applied to the phoenix-like “reasonable center-right party?”

    I’m sure Mr. Boot will point to some autistic analysis of the economics of open borders, etc., but maybe, just maybe, the hoi polloi ain’t exactly on board with the neo-liberal GDP uber-alles philosophy and actually like, you know, their culture.

    • Replies: @Mr. Anon
  5. Anonymous[427] • Disclaimer says:

    Max Boot Advocates Reichstag Fire

    That would be the headline if Max were on the right.

  6. J.Ross says: • Website

    Max Boot is your best friend when he wants you to die in an unnecessary and poorly-thought-out war, and very disappointed in you when you come back alive.

    • Replies: @CCZ
    , @Harold
    , @JMcG
  7. J.Ross says: • Website

    Give me a minute to move and make room for all the women, mestizos, gays, blacks, peaceniks, activist students, democratic socialists, and other putative democrat voters who hang on every word from MC Maxi B.

  8. Max Boot is struggling with mental illness.

    • Replies: @The Anti-Gnostic
  9. Jim Given says:

    “Yes, obviously that individual needs to be closely observed! The combination of hallucination, i.e., seeing Nazis everywhere, together with fantasies of conducting violent action to stop them, always scares medical professionals!”

    How exactly does one “burn down” a party? I understand burning down the Reichstag or burning evil books, but burning the GOP?!

    It’s finally so sad that Bill Buckley’s fight to turn the Republicans into a liberal internationalist party has been bequeathed to people, i.e., neocon stalwarts, far more ignorant and inarticulate than he-

  10. White nationalists want normal white people to flourish in their own countries. I don’t see the unreasonableness of that desire.

    If anything, the white-nationalist world view sounds like a revised form of humanism, in that it focuses on the modest goal of looking out for white people’s interests. It rejects the utopian alternative of merging humanity into one huge ball of fungible mystery meat because this sort of social engineering inflicts massive and unnecessary suffering on the individuals caught up in it.

    • Agree: Colin Wright
    • Replies: @Svigor
    , @Forbes
  11. J.Ross says: • Website

    Speaking of neocons

    Former French President Nicolas Sarkozy on Monday lost a first appeal against facing trial over influence peddling and corruption charges, Reuters reported. He must await a second appeal before knowing if he will be sent to court, according to the Paris prosecutor’s office. Sarkozy, who was president from 2007 to 2012, is suspected of helping a prosecutor get promoted in return for leaked information about a separate criminal inquiry. Investigators were using phone-taps to examine allegations that late Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi funded Sarkozy’s election campaign when they began to suspect the former French leader had used a network of informants to keep tabs on the criminal case. It was unclear when the next appeal decision would come.

    http://uk.businessinsider.com/r-frances-sarkozy-loses-first-appeal-over-corruption-trial-2018-10

  12. newrouter says:

    “The GOP must suffer devastating defeats starting in Nov. ”

    Trumpslide 2018!!11!!

  13. Isn’t this guy Max Boot a Republican himself? He doesn’t seem to have taken to heart Ronald Reagan’s 11th Commandment. Over the years the actual conservative Republicans have bent over backwards for these neocon f__ks, and now listen to this guy.

    Another famous Pyro-American for you, Steve.

    • Replies: @Colin Wright
  14. Redman says:

    Watched him on Morning Joe today. All 20 minutes they gave to a pure bred neocon on the supposed bastion of leftism network.

    Something clearly psychologically way off about this guy.

    The more normal Americans could see Mr. Boot speak on behalf of Trump resistance, the better off we would be. It would be better than 10 Kavanaugh hit jobs at motivating the base, and bringing in more independents to vote against the Dems.

    • Replies: @Steve from Detroit
  15. Finspapa says:

    Center-right, though not ideal, would be better than the status quo leftism.

  16. Max Boot is willing to crawl on broken glass for Democrats, Steve. Are you willing to do the broken glass crawl for whatever it is you believe in?

    • Replies: @El Dato
    , @ben tillman
  17. Enough with the violence, already. Everybody chill out with some Hollywood music, played with a Brazilian twist:

  18. Chiron says:

    I have a theory that the Neocons don’t really hate Trump but hate the people that loves and supports Trump.

  19. Anon[258] • Disclaimer says:

    “We aren’t really going to give over our country to these people, are we?” I’m sure that’s what Venezuela’s military was thinking back when they put Chavez on a plane and told him to scram. There has to be somebody over at the Pentagon reading this idiot’s Tweets and thinking the same about now. The difference is that Mr. Lt. Colonel now has 20/20 hindsight on his side.

  20. Tiny Duck says:

    Agreed with Mr. Boot. Trump & his minions are ruining this country for everyone. I lived in an immigrant neighborhood in Brooklyn ~loved it. The people had a deep appreciation for our country, worked hard, gave citizenship everything they had. Trump is WRONG. He MUST GO.

    Republicans are racist and hateful

  21. CCZ says:
    @J.Ross

    Or have you die in the crash of an unsafe, illegally operated, limousine owned by one of those people like Shahed Hussain, who bring us entrepreneurship and diversity (“our strength”) and are the supposed future of a vibrant America after all of the “old white men” are dead.

  22. eah says:

    • Replies: @eah
    , @Svigor
  23. Luke Lea says:

    Boot: “Extremism in the defense of [the Republican party?] is no vice.”

  24. Redman says:

    One of my best friends in college was a skinhead, hard core musician. Think, massively aggressive and violent punk rock in the late 1980s. The time of CBGB Sunday matinees and brutal moshes and brawls.

    Post college, he morphed into a major neocon “intellectual.” Pro-Israel writer for the New Republic. And fellow at the AEI. Joined up with Bill Kristol, and penned one of the major books advocating bombing Iraq after 9/11. The Frum/Perle book was probably more discussed, but his book was number 1 on the NYT’s list for quite a while before Iraq II started.

    He’s not a Russian immigrant like Boot. But it amazes me how many DC neocons got famous during this time, and still have access to the megaphone. Kristol and Frum (more so than Boot, who is viscerally repulsive) jane been adopted my MSNBC and CNN as allies of the left.

    Note, these are all folks who suppprted (fellow AEI colleague) Charles Murray in 1994, but would now likely pillory him as a white racist deplorable.

    What gives?

    • Replies: @Anonym
  25. Gunner says:

    Does Boot have autism or is he just really really stupid?

    • Replies: @pyrrhus
    , @Jack Hanson
  26. 22pp22 says:

    Am I right in assuming he has ripped off his panties and stamped on them, because Trump has made the GOP his party and Boot is not longer welcome/ is that hoping for too much?

    • Replies: @Redman
  27. hmmm says:

    Luckily, for some reason, no matter what Max Boot says he will always remain in good standing with Conservatism Inc.

    • Replies: @Art Deco
    , @Svigor
  28. eah says:
    @eah
  29. I think it’s the most American thing one can say in these dark times. Have we, as Americans, forgotten the immortal words of Billy Joel’s “We Didn’t Start the Fire,” sung by David Hasselhoff at the Torching of the Berlin Wall: “Mr. Gorbachev, burn down this wall!”? Isn’t that what America has always been about?

    [^there’s something here but I haven’t quite hit on it yet]

    The most violent rhetoric, these days, is not, as Tucker Carlson or Breitbart would have you believe, from the Left. The most violent rhetoric comes from weirdo GOPe nerds still reeling from Trump’s victory. See also: Rick Wilson’s bizarre (sexual?) fixation on the President and his supporters, among others.

  30. This is Max Boot in Outreach mode. Would all 45-50% of those who currently approve of Trump’s performance kindly disavow their worldviews, and get with the program! Or else more angry NYT/WaPo/Economist editorials !!

  31. BenKenobi says:

    I usually like to crack wise with an ironic “it is the Jew who cries out in pain while [performing not-painful activity]” joke but this time all I could come up with was:

    It is the Jew who cries out in pain as he strikes you!

  32. Harold says:
    @J.Ross

    Ooh I thought of a good neocon slogan

    Make America Great Satan

  33. Redman says:
    @22pp22

    Here’s what I don’t get. Boot and his ilk are all about Israel. How has Trump proven himself to be antagonistic to that one position?

    Trump has been way more of a friend to Israel (and BTW, I’m not in favor of that part of his agenda) than Poppy Bush, who was pilloried by the neocons until his son proved to not be the proverbial acorn.

    Trump opposed the Obama deal with Iran, one of the major examples of Obama’s supposed anti-Zionism held up by neocons. Trump also moved the capital to Jerusalem. Since when was Max Boot and Bill Kristol and JPod leftists, when it came to identity politics. Just looking for an some example in their past to explain their insanity. Is it just pure TDS? Is Putin really that hated by some neocons? Why?

  34. JMcG says:
    @J.Ross

    That sir, was lapidary.

  35. Tom-in-VA says:

    And it’s not just Boot. The entire staff of the Washington Post have become unhinged (with the exception of Megan McArdle). It’s completely unreadable now. It’s all Trump-hate, all the time.

    • Replies: @J.Ross
    , @Barnard
  36. • Agree: Desiderius
  37. Luke Lea says:

    OT “the concept of color-blind racism (CBR) — the idea that treating people according to the content of their character, not the color of their skin, is itself racist. Martin Luther King Jr.’s famous definition of non-discrimination is not accepted by, for example, the 2018 President of the American Sociological Association.” https://goo.gl/PnUqVK

    Can’t win for losing.

    • Replies: @CCZ
  38. Max Boot said, “Goldwater was just as extreme when it came to foreign affairs.”

    Coming from a leading neocon chickenhawk, that’s what You Know Who would call chutzpah.

  39. CCZ says:
    @Luke Lea

    There is a whole academic social grievance critical race theory industrial complex marketing the idea of “color-blind racism.” Three examples from the usual suspects “explain” the “many” ways that not being APPROPRIATELY “race conscious” is racist:

    https://www.huffpost.com/entry/how-colorblindness-is-act_b_10886176

    https://everydayfeminism.com/2015/02/colorblindness-adds-to-racism/

    https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/blog/culturally-speaking/201112/colorblind-ideology-is-form-racism

    • Replies: @Pericles
  40. jim jones says:

    Antifa take over Portland:

    • Replies: @Pericles
  41. J.Ross says: • Website
    @Tom-in-VA

    Right now on 4chan there’s an AMA with a person claiming to be a real journalist. He points to corporate ownership of local newspapers as proof of a universal right-wing slant and bemoans that the extreme arduousness of the profesion burns so many out.

    http://boards.4chan.org/pol/thread/188712271

  42. ex-banker says:

    • Replies: @Forbes
  43. istevefan says:

    for its embrace of white nationalism & know-nothingism.

    So that’s it. It all comes down to the fact Trump appealed to people who want to keep the country they had and to not see themselves replaced

    I believe people like Hillary are post-national and cannot relate to us on this issue. So there is no point in trying to reason with them.

    But for people like Boot, David Brooks, Bill Kristol, etc, it annoys me that they cannot, or will not relate to us on this issue. They clearly understand the deep love and affection one can have for his nation. And I am not trying to mock them here for their love of Israel. I actually respect the fact they want what is best for Israel just like people on this blog want what is best for America, and Europe as well since that is our cultural font.

    But of all people, Boot and company should be the ones who understand where we are coming from given they have the same feelings for Israel that we have for the USA/Europe. Heck, even the Dalai Lama is more sympathetic to us than they are.

    • Replies: @Forbes
    , @ben tillman
  44. Anon[144] • Disclaimer says:

    Max Boot: “Goldwater was just as extreme when it came to foreign affairs.”

    Also Max Boot: “Max Boot argued in an Oct. 25 column, ‘How to Handle Iran,’ that America should aim to topple the Iranian government with cash infusions to guerrilla groups and, perhaps, with American military force.”

    https://www.truthdig.com/articles/how-not-to-handle-the-facts-max-boots-pretzel-logic-on-iran/

  45. Curle says:

    He emigrated to the US 32 years ago and is now telling the people who conquered, built and preserved this nation it’s not theirs any longer? Who does he think he is, George Soros?

    Recent immigrants, the biggest argument against further immigration.

    • Agree: Federalist, Coemgen
    • Replies: @Lowe
  46. Lowe says:
    @Curle

    What kind of name is Max Boot? It sounds like cartoon villain, or a German rock band.

  47. Only if GOP is burned to the ground will there be a chance to build a reasonable center-right party out of ashes.

    Burn that mutha down.

    • Replies: @CrunchybutRealistCon
  48. Wilkey says:

    Opposition to insanely high rates of legal and illegal immigration = “white nationalism”

    I know it’s an incredibly common accusation, but that still doesn’t stop me from wanting to ask: WTF???

  49. Anon[178] • Disclaimer says:

    AMA on 4chan with fake journalist: “He points to corporate ownership of local newspapers as proof of a universal right-wing slant…”

    What rule is it that SJWs always lie? The fact that these corporations all heavily supported Hillary Clinton while virtually all large newspapers endorsed her would seem to dispel that myth; plus the fact that probably 90 – 95% of employees of CNN, MSNBC, Fox News, NBC News, ABC News, CBS News, MTV, Vox, Slate, Vice, YouTube*, all local TV news, ESPN, The Atlantic, Salon.com, Huffington Post, Deadspin, the Hollywood Reporter, GQ, Newsweek**, Polygon, Kotaku, IGN, The NYT and virtually every large newspaper, … etc. vote democrat is a pretty strong counter-example to this guy’s blatant lies (call them what they are, no more giving the benefit of the doubt: lies). It is self-evident that the right has virtually no representation in the democrat-party controlled press. Any claim to the contrary is a deflection from the truth – lies.

    After all, it was the NYT that hired a racist internet troll and defended the decision along with the same “right wing corporate press.” Where is Steve Sailer’s NYT column if the press has a universal right-wing slant? Of course, it doesn’t, but the authoritarian left has to justify their domination and banning of dissent somehow, so they lie and claim that it’s really all the other guy. It’s like that scene in Animal Farm where the pig that was defeated and run off is blamed for all the ills of the authoritarian leader. Sure. It’s not like the Left is being banned from Twitter (Gavin Mcinnes) and the entire internet (Alex Jones). Have antifa terrorist groups (the Left’s Red Guard) been banned from Facebook and Twitter yet, despite them violating TOS by doxing people publicly? Have TYT been banned from YouTube for their racist, Willie Hortonesque, cop videos yet?

    *Back during the 2016 election, YouTube tried forcing popular creator Philip Defranco into participating in a video celebrating Hillary’s election back when they thought she was going to win. He declined and was blackballed in their year-end-review video compilation with other popular YouTube creators.

    **Back when Newsweek thought Hillary was going to win, they had a celebratory edition prepared where they were going to say all kinds of vile things about Trump voters. Tucker Carlson called them out on this and they had to apologize. They were so assured of a Clinton victory, they didn’t even have a Trump commemorative edition prepared.

    • Replies: @Reg Cæsar
  50. Wilkey says:

    You know the establishment has gone completely f—ing mad when advocating non-stop war is considered “moderate” while desiring reasonable limits on immigration is considered “extreme.”

    • Replies: @Anonymous
    , @ben tillman
  51. @Redman

    Here’s what I don’t get. Boot and his ilk are all about Israel. How has Trump proven himself to be antagonistic to that one position?

    It is odd in light of Trump’s extremely collegial personal relations with Jews, and the pro-Israel foreign policy outlook of his Administration, but I think it has to do with the fact that a great many people in the intellectual engine room of the Trump movement, broadly defined, are like many of the people who comment here at Unz: We… notice something about people like Max Boot and William Kristol and J-Pod. To people like Boot, even modest stirrings of Nationalism and populism trigger a kind of (inbred?) paranoia. In Boot’s mind, Steve Sailer’s keystrokes are like the hooves of the Cossack’s horses.

    • Replies: @J.Ross
  52. Barnard says:
    @Tom-in-VA

    I wouldn’t give McArdle a particularly strong recommendation either. Most of her columns could be classified as liberal, but still in touch with reality while pretending to be a libertarian. She looks decent by comparison only because the rest of them are so unhinged.

    • Replies: @Reg Cæsar
    , @Forbes
  53. @PiltdownMan

    Bolshevik Boot would be most displeased with your dancing and levity! Only stern faced advocates for bombing foreign lands, cultural subversion, and Western demographic upheaval are permitted to offer counsel.

  54. Dave Pinsen says: • Website

    • Replies: @Svigor
  55. Anon[364] • Disclaimer says:

    “Recent immigrants, the biggest argument against further immigration.”

    Cenk Uygur of the Young Turks is another example. He is the son of a first generation Turk immigrant who repaid the generosity of the whites who built this country and kindly let him and his family in by running a never-ending stream of insanely racist videos on YouTube directed at them: anti-Christian vids, Trayvon Martin vids, Fergussen vids where this POS went after the white cop who was attacked, BLM vids in 2016, vids stoking crowds to attack Confederate Statues (they did, along with some grave desecration), Russian conspiracy vids, vids attacking electors to change their votes to Hillary, more Russian conspiracy vids, conspiracy vids claiming the “Trump economy” was about to collapse at any moment, impeachment conspiracy vids, conspiracy vids claiming Trump was insane/invoke the 25th, etc.

    One of the lone white guys who worked there, David Rubin, left because he could no longer stand TYT’s hypocrisy and racism any longer. Supposedly, Uygur interviewed Sam Harris who demolished his positions on Islam and Rubin had an awakening: Uygur was hypocritically attacking groups aligned against his tribal identity (urban, cultural Muslim despite calling himself agnostic) like Christians while defending other religions like Islam.

    TYT itself is funded by various left-wing billionaires and financial interests; they took a $20 million dollar “investment” back in 2014, the year SJW went into full swing…almost like it was a payoff for certain coverage…hmmm. TYT is only still on YouTube due to these contributions because they are massively unprofitable. Americans often fail to understand just how rigged their media is. It certainly isn’t a free press. Example: democrats often fund private companies to create millions of fake Twitter accounts to artificially boost popularity; it was revealed a few months ago that millions of Obama’s Twitter followers are fake; 2 million were removed from his account. A lot of what you see is just agitprop funded by special interests.

  56. Boot says:

    I have written for numerous conservative publications and served as a foreign policy adviser to three Republican presidential candidates.

    Which three candidates? According to Boot’s website: John McCain, Mitt Romney and Marco Rubio. All losers! Of course, the main target of Boot’s ire and the reason he is leaving the Republican Party is Donald Trump – the Republican who was actually elected President.

    Boot is the perfect establishment Republican. They love it as long as the Republicans fulfill their role as designated losers. But let a Republican actually win and he gets pissed off and leaves the party.

  57. Mr. Anon says:

    Is that what Boot really wants for his twitter-picture – his grinning eunuch-face wearing a stupid little hipster-hat? Okay.

    It’s been said before, and it bears saying again. Boot actually looks like a penis wearing a suit.

    He is, literally, a dick-head.

    • LOL: Forbes
  58. @Goatweed

    We could ship Max back from w[h]ence he came.

    Better yet, to Mozambique, which has an AK-47 on the flag:

  59. @Barnard

    I wouldn’t give McArdle a particularly strong recommendation either. Most of her columns could be classified as liberal, but still in touch with reality…

    The sun will come up tomorrow, tomorrow…

    Oh, wait… I’m mixing up the McArdles again.

  60. @Achmed E. Newman

    ‘Isn’t this guy Max Boot a Republican himself? ‘

    These guys became ‘Republicans’ because it was easier to manipulate the right into fighting wars for Israel than it was the left. It’s all got nothing to do with being a Republican or not, and everything to do with serving Israel.

    Thinking about it, they literally are traitors.

  61. Trevor H. says:
    @Tiny Duck

    Trump & his minions are ruining this country for everyone.

    Awww, widdle duckie is miserable?

    Best news I’ve heard all day :)

  62. Anonymous[317] • Disclaimer says:
    @Tiny Duck

    Another cut and paste job off of twitter? C’mon, you can do better…

  63. Anonymous[317] • Disclaimer says:

    Everybody seems to be missing the big picture here, what’s really important. And that is, Czar Alexander III was a big meanie, so therefore there needs to be a nuclear war between the USA and Russia. In lieu of that, poor little Maxie will someday shuffle off this mortal coil having lived an unfulfilled life.

  64. anon[381] • Disclaimer says:
    @Redman

    Max Boot is only interested in stuff he benefits from. Hell, Trump just does it wholesale and doesn’t need intermediaries like neocon inc. Just straight up ask Adleman for donations. And he’s hired John Bolton. He may be Bolton’s bitch, but I suspect it is the other way around. Guys like Boot prefer retail, with PNAC. You can bet that no one is asking Boot for advice. So burn it down.

    • Agree: Tyrion 2
    • Replies: @ATBOTL
  65. El Dato says:
    @Paul Yarbles

    To vote for Democrats who will act as a check on Trump’s unrestrained and unprecedented abuse of power.

    It’s as if the move of Diplotard Barracks to Jerusalem was still not enough.

    It’s as if President Bushbama was just a dream, or maybe the epitome of utter restraint.

    It’s as if an Administridiot openly talking about war with Russia and not getting an immediate promotion to Federal Sewage Treatment Overseer of South Brooklyn is a completely normal thing.

    • Replies: @Paul Yarbles
  66. bjdubbs says:

    There’s a funny line from Jonah Goldberg’s poorly timed May 2003 victory lap: “If neocons are Jews, then stop calling Max Boot, Dick Cheney, and Newt Gingrich neocons.” Out of all the neocons in DC in 2003, Goldberg couldn’t come up with three non-Jews.

    • LOL: Svigor
    • Replies: @Svigor
  67. Anonymous[904] • Disclaimer says:

    There’s more intelligence, common sense and wisdom in a performance of that late, great English comedian, Max Wall, in the role of Professor Wallofski, performing his ‘ritualistic’ dance to the accompaniment of a drum tattoo, than you will ever find in the verbal flatulence of Max Boot.

  68. Anon[307] • Disclaimer says:

    “Max Boot argued in an Oct. 25 column, ‘How to Handle Iran,’ that America should aim to topple the Iranian government with cash infusions to guerrilla groups and, perhaps, with American military force.”

    This guy just wrote a propaganda piece entitled “The Dark Side of American Conservatism” after having advocated supporting terrorists to overthrow a government when Bush was president. Think about it, this guy openly advocated murder but we are the bad guys now? Boot is an immoral psychopath and the WaPo should be deplatformed for publishing this guy.

  69. Das Boot is sinking fast as his bilge pumps fail.

  70. Anonymous[904] • Disclaimer says:
    @Wilkey

    Orwell.

  71. Anonym says:
    @Redman

    Your friend is Lawrence Kaplan, by a process of elimination. To be honest they likely had a good amount of time before 9/11 to write the book. As early as 1997 or 1998 perhaps.

    https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Project_for_the_New_American_Century

    9/11 was a great pretext for the solution of the Iraq War.

    It’s kind of hard to believe that Kristol and Boot were up the task, given that they are so unserious and whiny now. Kristol was co-founder of PNAC, not some also-ran or hanger-on. That was 20 years ago though.

    All the land between the Nile and Euphrates, Abraham’s inheritance. Iraq is one of those countries in the way, Syria too.

    https://biblehub.com/genesis/15-18.htm

  72. Awhile ago I posted this in the comment section here at Unz:

    Feminists make a fundamental mistake in saying that a man’s only function in a marriage was as a “breadwinner”. Husbands and fathers also cleaned out and repaired the gutters, installed the storm windows, fixed the car, changed the oil, washed the car, rotated the tires, mowed the lawn, mended the fence, replaced the odd shingle, painted the house, trimmed the dead branches off of trees, installed the garbage disposal, replaced the flush mechanism in the toilet when it went south, replaced the hot water heater and so on. Yes, men in days of yore–50 years ago–really did all that in addition to holding down a full time job, as unbelievable as this may be to the modern ear.

    “A home without a Father is like a house without a roof.” Japanese proverb. And what you’re saying is that the modern, liberated, single professional woman is dismayed and discouraged when she comes up against the fact that there’s a lot of stuff to be taken care of at home and if she has to go into the market to pay for it all she finds herself the prey of contractors who are all too willing to take advantage of her ignorance and overcharge her for services she didn’t really need. Alone and without a man’s judgement on things mechanical, she finds herself spending all that money she thought she would be awash in.”

    After having written this I received an email from a certain Saul Klugman who answered me as follows:

    SK: Why do you waste your time doing home repairs. Most men hire them out.

    I responded: Because I like to intimately deal with the physical world around me.

    SK: Well, you’re a rare exception. Most likely you’re poor and can’t afford to pay an expert to do that work for you. None of the people in my circle of friends and associates does their own home repair. We don’t soil our hands.

    Me: Well it’s not just because I’m poor. I’ve known men who, like you, have advanced Ivy League degrees (though their’s were in a real science) who went on to become research department directors at world-class chemical corporations who did most or all of their own home maintenance. So it’s not a question of poverty. They just like to engage the outer, physical world on its terms. It’s a type of sensuality.

    SK: Well, that person wasn’t doing himself any favors. He would have been better served had he taken those hours he spent fumbling with his toilet or gutters and spent them working in the area in which he enjoyed a comparative advantage and then to have turned around and bought those humbler services in the open market from people who too were exploiting their comparative advantage.

    Me: But his company didn’t need him to work overtime. He worked his forty hours, earned his salary and went home.

    SK; Yes, but he could have hired himself out to others who had need of or who would have benefitted from his knowledge.

    Me; You mean, hire himself out to one of his company’s competitors?

    SK: Whoever needed him and would pay for his services.

    Me: But he couldn’t do that. He had an obligation to his company not to share their intellectual property.

    SK: Not really. He had an obligation to serve the market most efficiently and that meant maximizing his output in that area in which he was most at a comparative advantage. You see, by doing that, everyone benefits optimally. Your outmoded notions of “loyalty” to one’s company is a relic of our unenlightened past.

    Me: I’m not sure his company would have seen it that way.

    SK: Ever since I penned my opus, CompareYour Advantage, it has been accepted beyond dispute that loyalty to such mythical entities as “companies” or “corporations” is a hindrance to general prosperity. If the truth be known, there is no such thing as a company or a corporation. They are mere social conventions; of no more significance than arbitrary lines drawn on a globe which define the equally-fictitious nation-states. And in a likewise manner does the widely-held-but-scientifically-preposterous notion of “race” delude us into allegiance to what is actually a malevolent will-o-the-wisp.

    Me: But this person expressed a sense of loyalty to his workforce and was concerned for their well-being. The company took an active part in supporting local charities, museums, the local philharmonic and such. They sure acted as though they were more than just a social convention.

    SK: Those delusions notwithstanding, this friend of yours owes it to all humanity to hire himself out to anyone who will pay his price, share his knowledge with them irrespective of whether it is a closely guarded secret of the company for whom he currently works, then to use the income derived from that to hire independent contractors to perform his home maintenance and in doing so maximize the productive output of the world’s economy as a whole. This strategy benefits all. It is selfish of him to do otherwise, bitter clinging to parochial loyalties.

    Me: So, let me see if I understand you correctly. You say that he should undermine the corporation which provided the lab in which he did his research thereby betraying their trust in him and that in doing so he will be helping all mankind?

    SK: Precisely. As I have proven in my book CompareYour Advantage—for which, incidentally, I was awarded the GunPowder Prize—all are best served when each strives to maximize his own comparative advantage in a market unimpeded by protective restrictions. And this necessitates the destruction of such outmoded notions as loyalty to one’s place of employment, one’s friends and peers, one’s family and allegiance to the flag. All these are mere social conventions, arbitrary. They distort the open market by dividing us into cliques. In reality, all humanity is One. We are all equals.

    Me: The way paper dollars are equal?

    SK: Just so. There is a revolution brewing. It’s just over the horizon. Anything that stands in the way of an economy driven by the principles I outlined in CompareYour Advantage must—and shall—be swept aside. After the revolution, all humans shall be united in one market with one currency, one government, one standard for all. All people the world over will recognize that we are all One People With One Common Genetic Heritage! ONE WORLD CURRENCY! ONE WORLD BANK! ONE WORLD PEOPLE! ONE WORLD STATE!….Whoops. I got carried away there. When I’m excited I mount my soapbox and yell. But you get the idea….

    Me: (thoughtfully) Yes, I think I do. Sounds like you were awarded the GunPowder Prize for a pretty explosive idea. I mean it blows all my people’s current loves and fraternal attachments to smithereens.

    SK: Exactly. That’s the beauty of it.

    • Replies: @Tyrion 2
    , @ChrisZ
  73. Anonymous[166] • Disclaimer says:
    @Lowe

    Sounds like a pair of extreme ‘coarse’ angler’s waders.

  74. Anonymous[166] • Disclaimer says:

    As the Canadians might put it:

    ‘It’s time to kick oot Max Boot’.

  75. @Goatweed

    I doubt Putin will let him return. Vlad ain’t stupid.

  76. Anon[275] • Disclaimer says:

    “Agreed with Mr. Boot….I lived in an immigrant neighborhood in Brooklyn ~loved it.”

    Lol. That comment is dripping with sarcasm and passive aggressiveness. Somebody must have had a bad experience.

    • Replies: @Mightypeon
  77. Max Boot went on Tucker’s show in July of last year and soiled himself. His WaPo op-ed is another emotionally incontinent mess.

    When Max says he wants conservatives to die in a fire, he means it. “Tear down” does not carry the same childish frustration and hate as “burn down”.

    On Tucker’s show, Max was frustrated that Trump is unwilling to follow the advice of St. John Forrestal and overthrow Assad. Then Tucker pointed out that this is the same policy that gave us the disasters in Libya, Iraq and Afghanistan. Then Max called Tucker a shill for Russia. Then Max’s nurse had to come on set and change Max’s adult diaper. (I made up that last part.)

    And now Max has left the Right. (I need a personal moment to restore my emotional equilibrium…OK all better.) But where will he go? I guess he goes to the American Left which is increasingly anti-Israel and anti-Semitic. (Where do the Neocons go now?)

    Good luck with that, Max. And don’t let the screen door hit you in the ass on the way out.

    • Replies: @Bugg
  78. Tyrion 2 says:

    I assume Max Boot’s father looks at him the way Blasey Ford Snr looks at Christine.

    Boot Snr wrote a book titled “Democracy as a neocon trick”, has the lead section on his blog entitled “Trump is right” and clearly admires the job Putin has done.

    “Their weapons are multifarious, and punitive taxation is only one of them. Mass immigration, especially from societies historically hostile to the West, also acts in that capacity by both diluting – often marginalising – the traditional culture and multiplying the number of those directly dependent on the state.

    Political correctness is another such weapon for, in common with classic totalitarians, the neo variety have grasped the coercive potential of language. If people can be made to talk in a certain way, they can be made to think in the same way, and changing the way people think is a time-honoured totalitarian objective. Moreover, by enforcing political correctness through the courts, the neo-totalitarians unleash a whole raft of anti-traditionalist minority activists who may be a bit unsavoury and occasionally violent, but whose desiderata coincide with those of the state.”

    https://www.dailymail.co.uk/debate/article-2138483/Our-neo-totalitarians-wearing-democratic-mask.html

    • Replies: @PV van der Byl
  79. Tyrion 2 says:
    @Anonym

    Some Christian theology for you:

    Abraham’s physical descendants include both Jewish and Arab peoples. Through his son Ishmael, Abraham gave the world a rich heritage of Arab culture and achievement. Through his son Isaac, Abraham gave the world a Jewish family line that was chosen by God to be a special servant nation.

    https://questions.org/attq/who-are-the-descendants-of-abraham/

    • Replies: @Anonym
  80. Tyrion 2 says:
    @ThreeCranes

    That is a very good comment. Very funny too.

  81. Groundskeeper Willie Mayor speech
    “If elected mayor, my first act will be to kill the whole lot of ya and burn your town to cinders.”

  82. Art Deco says:
    @hmmm

    He works for the Council on Foreign Relations, which isn’t a specifically conservative outfit, Inc or otherwise. Over the last 20 years, he’s made 4 contributions to National Review Online, the last about 15 months ago. Boot’s been associated with Commentary (contributing over 2000 comments), but his last post (bar one) was about 14 months ago. Same deal with The Weekly Standard: heretofore a frequent contributor, his last post on a topical question was about 14 months ago; they published a book review a few months later and that’s it.

    • Replies: @IHTG
  83. Art Deco says:
    @Redman

    Here’s what I don’t get. Boot and his ilk are all about Israel. How has Trump proven himself to be antagonistic to that one position?

    Maybe you’ve misunderstood what makes them tick.

    The blogger ‘Neo-Neocon’, who is generally agreeable in re Trump and is tangentially acquainted with Kristol has said she has had some trouble puzzling out the stances Jennifer Rubin and Wm. Kristol have taken in the last couple of years. She offers the tentative opinion that Rubin’s never been a committed conservative and that Kristol has been so steeped in a particular sort of bourgeois / intellectual subculture that he has strong disgust reactions to people who flout its norms. Kristol hasn’t figured out that NeverTrump was and is a Capitol Hill / Op-Ed page tendency, not a popular tendency. You have soi-disant Republicans who dislike Trump, but they’re not much more common (given circumstances) than the Republicans who were alienated from Bush II.

  84. bomag says:
    @Bugg

    Vaya con Dios, Maxie, as your new friends might say.

    He may claim he is going to leave the party, but he won’t leave us alone; he’ll still prescribe immigration and multiculturalism as a cure for all ailments.

  85. IHTG says:
    @Art Deco

    The story of the past few weeks has been the crackup in #NeverTrump ranks. Jen Rubin was excommunicated a while ago, Max Boot and Tom Nichols have now joined her.

    • Replies: @IHTG
  86. Ed says:

    The pundit class is in a state of shock and is now hoping the backlash to Dems wears off by Election Day. The early evidence is that the backlash is real. Polls taken over the past few days show Republicans making gains across the board to the point that some are murmuring that the Dems might fall short in the House. The senate has become foreclosed to them with must win flip states TX and TN states slipping further out of their grasp. ND is done. MO is still tight but recent polling shows a small lead for the Republican candidate. Out in NV, NYT is currently doing a poll, it’s early but Heller-R has a small lead. Florida is getting tighter in both Sen & Gov races. Only bright spot for Dems in Senate is AZ, IN and NJ and in AZ and IN the work could still turn by Election Day.

    This has been a monumental disaster in over reach by the Democrats and the media.

    • Replies: @Bugg
  87. IHTG says:
    @IHTG

    • Replies: @Steve in Greensboro
  88. Jay Fink says:

    Fiscally I would say today’s GOP is a center left party, just look at the out of control spending and debt. A main reason I vote Republican is I want drastic cuts in the welfare state for the able bodied poor (including unwed mothers). It took me forever to realize it but they are never going to do it. I only wish Republicans were half as conservative as Democrats accuse them of.

    • Replies: @Forbes
  89. We use to deport undesirable immigrants/subversives.

    In case you don’t realize this, Boot was NOT born in this country- he is from Russia (not that Putin would want him back). He chose to immigrate here instead of closer Israel, a country where he could have easily gone since it has an open-door immigration policy to people of his ethnicity- but nope, he chose the USA instead!

    Distance from Moscow to Tel Aviv: 1643.06 miles, from Moscow to NYC: 4671.89 miles

  90. Anon[373] • Disclaimer says:

    “Kristol hasn’t figured out that NeverTrump was and is a Capitol Hill / Op-Ed page tendency, not a popular tendency.”

    A consequence of basing nearly all of the nation’s media in just three cities: NY-LA-DC. While there are many fine people there, the demographics aren’t exactly representative of places like Iowa or the Gulf Coast. Would you care to bet how many times someone in Bill Kristol’s circle has ever uttered something like “Roll Tide”? The result would be fascinating, I think.

    • Replies: @Forbes
  91. Anon[373] • Disclaimer says:

    Max Boot: “You can’t fire me! I quit!”

  92. Bugg says:
    @Steve in Greensboro

    David Frum was interviewed by one of the Gawker sites earlier this year, which involved him jogging around DC with the interviewer. At a loss what that added to the discussion, suppose it was some way of showing Frum was physically fit or strong. But what became obvious to the interviewer, even agreeing with Frum’s TDS, the neocon positions have made a complete mess of US foreign policy, and the endless pointless war disasterous and immoral. And an undercurrent that the neocon ideas are way scarier than anything Trump proposes. At a loss where these guys go after this.

    • Replies: @Steve in Greensboro
  93. Bugg says:
    @Ed

    NJ is tied. Hugin hasn’t really embraced Trump, but Menedez is scum of the earth. The suburban white people of Philly and NYC simply are outnumbered by the underclass of Newark, AC and Camden, and of course, the undead.

  94. Svigor says:

    Tear down Jewish Privilege.

    Tear down the Jewish Patriarchy.

    Tear down the Jewish Regime.

    By Jove Steve, you may be on to something.

  95. Svigor says:
    @Redman

    Neokahns are all about Israel PLUS shitty “conservatism” for the goyim. Ethnoationalism for Israel, globalist open-borders invade-the-world-invite-the-world white-genocidal Chamber of Commerce “conservatism” for America.

    Trump’s good on one and horrible on the other (even if Trump never delivers, the optics of proving nationalism an electoral winner are horrific). Neokahns are spoiled rotten and used to getting everything they want.

    Putin put Syria back together again, and isn’t rolling over for NATO. Does Neokahn hatred for him really need explaining?

  96. @El Dato

    I’m leaning towards what Gunner and Abelard said above. Boot has mental health issues of some sort. I remember seeing him interviewed by Tucker Carlson and thinking that something is not right in his head.

    Boot, some point, will probably have a full-blown mental breakdown. I will be glad and feel sorry for him at the same time. Perhaps the failure of his new book will be the trigger.

  97. Svigor says:
    @Cagey Beast

    It’s more that Trump puts this threat on the table. E.g., border control is de facto White Nationalism, simply because in America, open borders have long since become an anti-white policy of genocide.

    As for fed policy, ending the freedom-trampling policies euphemistically referred to as “anti-discrimination law” would go a long way.

  98. Svigor says:
    @Cagey Beast

    Anyway, most White nationalist leaders are probably FBI agents and the Bureau doesn’t get along well with Trump.

    Haha, shitposting, good on you!

  99. Sean says:

    http://thefederalist.com/2018/05/24/max-boots-turn-against-israel-is-pure-trump-derangement/

    This week, the one-time Israel supporter embraced a slate of J-Street talking points in The Washington Post — including ominous references to nefarious puppet-string pulling Jewish financiers. What supposedly irks Boot is the “emerging conservative talking point that Trump ‘is the most pro-Israel president in U.S. history.’”

    Trump has the Kryptonite

    • Replies: @Svigor
  100. eah says:

  101. Mr. Anon says:
    @anon

    I’m sure Mr. Boot will point to some autistic analysis of the economics of open borders, etc., but maybe, just maybe, the hoi polloi ain’t exactly on board with the neo-liberal GDP uber-alles philosophy and actually like, you know, their culture.

    I don’t think Boot cares that much about economics. His political program is mostly “Let’s go kill someone.” Or rather “Why don’t you guys go over there and kill someone.”

    He’s a chickenhawk warmonger.

    • Replies: @ben tillman
  102. Boot is completely deranged.

    Boot isn’t just criticizing Trump, he is criticizing the GOP going back to Barry Goldwater’s campaign in 1964.

    Also, Boot represents this hypocrisy defending Israel’s closed border mindset, which I actually support, but complete outrage at the idea of US or Europe doing anything similar. BTW, it’s one thing for Israel to close the border to Muslim Arabs that harbor this deep venom, but they also block out all non-Jews, specifically desperate Sub-Saharan Africans, who bear them no such ill-will. I sympathize with them wanting to preserve their culture and their Hebrew-speaking Jewish identity, but I have the same sympathy towards Trump supporters or Europeans which Max Boot demonizes.

    • Replies: @Svigor
    , @Charles Pewitt
  103. Does anyone know Max Boot’s original name? Thanks.

    • Replies: @Svigor
    , @Mr. Anon
    , @Anonymous
  104. Svigor says:
    @advancedatheist

    AA, I love that you called it “revised humanist.” I’ve often toyed with similar terms, like “reformed humanism,” precisely because leftism, progressivism, race-blind conservatism, today’s “humanism,” are all anti-human (being diametrically opposed to human nature). Universal Ethnonationalism is far better aligned with human nature.

  105. Max Boot is a perfect candidate for citizenship revocation and removal from the United States.

    Max Boot, after his expulsion from the United States, should not be allowed to visit or relocate to any European Christian nation. I would suggest Max Boot go to Uganda or Israel.

    Sound harsh? Tough cookies, this guy Max Boot is a nation-wrecking menace to the safety and security of the United States.

    Tweet from 2015:

  106. @Abelard Lindsey

    He is. So are Shia LaBoeuf and Jim Carrey. Trump induces manic breaks in his political enemies. Most pundits and artists are somewhere on the bipolar spectrum and when a big, paradigm-shifting event happens, like Trump beating over a dozen seasoned politicians and the entire Business, Academic, Government, Media and Cultural elite, individuals in a marginal state start losing it. Boot is not too far out there so it’s not like he runs out and does bizarre performance art or paints deranged paintings full of jagged angles and discordant scenes, but he’s struggling with a cognitive break nonetheless.

    Jennifer Rubin and Bill Kristol seem to be in the grip of moderate BPD as well. Rubin is screeching like a bolshevik harpy (actually, she didn’t have too far to go to head over the rails) and Kristol got this grandiose scheme in his head to prowl the NR editorial offices and try and get some suburban dad-schlep to run for President. He had to settle on some closeted homo living in an apartment. If that’s not a cognitive break with reality I don’t know what is.

  107. I wrote this in 2017 about Max Boot and the Jew-controlled Neo-Conservative Faction in the GOP:

    Max Boot is an evil Neo-Con who pushes nation-wrecking mass immigration. Max Boot wants to bog down the American Empire in unnecessary overseas war. Max Boot was a big backer of the Iraq War debacle.

    I personally hate the Neo-Cons. I have no problem admitting it. The Neo-Cons are warmongers who put the interests of Israel ahead of the interests of the United States. The Neo-Cons are treasonous scum of the worst sort.

    George W Bush is the man responsible for the Iraq War debacle, of that there is no doubt, but the Neo-Cons in the corporate media were screaming bloody murder for regime change in the Middle East — and the bastards are still screaming for more endless overseas war.

    Max Boot, John Podhoretz, William Kristol and the other Neo-Cons are evil scum who want to flood the United States with foreigners. Boot, Podhoretz and Kristol continuously push for the American Empire to be engaged in endless overseas war. Boot, Podhoretz and Kristol are actively hostile to the interests of the European Christian ancestral core of the United States.

    It was a mistake for the United States to allow the ancestors of Podhoretz and Kristol to immigrate to the territory of the United States. It was a mistake for the United States to allow Max Boot to immigrate. Max Boot is an immigrant ingrate of the worst sort.

  108. Svigor says:
    @eah

    See, Israel can’t let Latin Americans, Chinese, Hindus, Europeans, etc., immigrate because terrorism. Because “muh security.” Europe must let in millions of fighting age Muslim males refugees because North Africans and West Asians never did nuffin. But those Latinos, Chinese, Hindus, Europeans, they can’t be allowed into Israel, because reasons.

    Everybody got that? Your honky grandma is a security threat to Israel, and rightly excluded; Achmed the bomb-builder is no kind of threat to Europe, and must be welcomed. *Taps mic* Is this thing on? Are you listening, goy?

    Control of the megaphone is these people’s only advantage.

  109. Ibound1 says:

    Purge the Party of careerists, opportunists, and Bukharanite dogs ! Where have we heard that before? Oh yeah, Max Boot’s homeland. He needs to go back.

  110. White Core American Patriots Must Campaign On The Citizenship Revocation And Expulsion Of Max Boot From The United States.

    Max Boot Must Go!

    White Core American Patriots Must Match And Exceed The Nasty Rhetoric Of Max Boot!

  111. Svigor says:
    @Massimo Heitor

    Israel blocks Swedish grandmas. Zionists habitually do the bit where they point at Muslims and say “look, a squirrel!”

    But they block Swedish grandmas.

  112. @Redman

    Funny, I saw him on CNN (just flipped by and stopped on Alison Camerota, whom I find attractive) promoting his book and highlighting the NYT report on Trump’s taxes from decades ago. I just assumed this was planned and ready to go after Kavanaugh was sworn in. Just your regular two-pronged pivot: the Supreme Court is now illegitimate, and get some pretend conservatives on air to start hitting on how Trump is a danger.

  113. This is almost as enjoyable as the post hildabeast defeat tears.

  114. Svigor says:
    @Sean

    Boot’s variation on “for the Jews, everything; for the goyim, nothing” = “turning against Israel.”

    Okay.

  115. @Anon

    What rule is it that SJWs always lie? The fact that these corporations all heavily supported Hillary Clinton while virtually all large newspapers endorsed her would seem to dispel that myth…

    It’s not lying. In their minds, Hillary is the right. The GOP is the ultra-right. Donald Trump is the lunatic fringe. You know– outré ideas like screening immigrants and more balanced trade.

  116. Svigor says:
    @hmmm

    I’m sure Art can give you lots of denunciations of Boot by Conservatism, Inc.

    No, wait, all he had was a few publications that don’t publish him much.

  117. Mr. Anon says:
    @Anatoly Karlin

    Does anyone know Max Boot’s original name? Thanks.

    Grima Wormtongue

  118. Svigor says:
    @Lowe

    It sounds Jewish to me, by dint of otherwise being too Nazi German for an American public figure.

    Like “Wolf Blitzer.”

  119. Svigor says:
    @Dave Pinsen

    Can’t you link directly to a Tweet anymore?

    • Replies: @Dave Pinsen
  120. Svigor says:
    @bjdubbs

    TFW you’re Frank Gaffney or John Bolton.

  121. Moses says:

    Ugghh…these cuck neocons like Boot are even worse than the screeching SJWs. Yes, worse.

  122. Moses says:
    @Cagey Beast

    Let’s start with a clear and unambiguous definition of “White Nationalism.” Does it mean “Caring for White people”? Or maybe “The belief that White people (as opposed to wise Latinas) are superior and should rule other races”?

    So far “White Nationalism” and “White Nationalist” have been used as ambiguous, ill-defined smears like “anti-semite.”

    They won’t define it, though, because it’s much more useful as an ambiguous, ill-defined smear.

  123. Anonymous[135] • Disclaimer says:
    @Anatoly Karlin

    Min(imum) Shoe.

  124. Forbes says:
    @ex-banker

    Afghanistan not going swimmingly, either…

  125. Forbes says:
    @istevefan

    They clearly understand the deep love and affection one can have for his nation.

    You’re probably mistaken, as it depends on the definition of “his nation.”

    Serving two masters is problematic.

  126. @Goatweed

    Put aside the muslim stooge running the crap limo service–we can deal with him later.

    Max Boot should be the show case for Steve’s “Immigration Safety Review Board”. How’d we end up with this foreign POS polluting our public life?

    • Replies: @MarkinLA
    , @Steve Sailer
  127. Forbes says:
    @Barnard

    McArdle writes a “formula” column nearly every time with two extremes or differences contrasted, granting each some slight validity, while she threads the needle of the perfect compromise middle position, as explained to the junior high adolescent.

    It’s “Goldilocks and the Three Bears.” Author Christopher Booker calls it the “dialectical three,” where “the first is wrong in one way, the second in another or opposite way, and only the third, in the middle, is just right.” Booker again, “This idea that the way forward lies in finding an exact middle path between opposites is of extraordinary importance in storytelling.” This concept has spread across many other disciplines where it is known as the “Goldilocks principle.”

  128. @Tyrion 2

    Boot’s father is also a convert to Christianity and moved to Britain many years ago.

    I can’t speculate on what effect that makes but have on the son’s psyche.

  129. Forbes says:
    @Jay Fink

    Agreed.

    I only wish Republicans were half as conservative as Democrats accuse them of.

    Bingo!

  130. Forbes says:
    @Anon

    We don’t say “Roll Tide” in New York. Period.

    You need a better litmus test than that. LOL.

  131. MarkinLA says:
    @AnotherDad

    How’d we end up with this foreign POS polluting our public life?

    The same way that POS NeverTrumper who was behind the Michelle Fields assault hoax is back on Fox News with his own weekend show.

  132. ChrisZ says:
    @ThreeCranes

    This is masterful, Cranes. Not just as an indictment of the Left (from “too lazy to putter around the house” to “the jackboot in your face,” in 1,000 words), but also in its subtle exposure of the corrupt philosophy of “homo economicus”–the commodification of the human–that lies at the root of modernity, and has been a poison on the Right for more than a generation.

    I think the ructions on the Right that we’ve been witnessing since the advent of Trump are due to the unraveling of the “fusion” philosophy developed in the 1950s by Frank Meyer (among others) in National Review, which forged a uniquely American conservatism that wedded traditionalist convictions with (unqualified) advocacy for market economics. It proved a successful marriage for a long time–especially in the face of the totalizing evil of Communism. But fusionism was not the only possible path for conservatism, and people tend to forget that philosophies that require a lot of argumentation to cohere are inherently unstable.

    It seems to me you’ve dramatized in your dialogue these two strands: the traditionalist and the materialist in conversation, and in inevitable opposition. That you did so in the context of a comment about marriage and a rightly-ordered household is quite clever.

    Slightly OT: Thank you, Cranes, for your generous, encouraging replies to my comment on a different thread. They were deeply appreciated. There really does need to be an iSteve meet-up some day, where we can step out from behind our secret identities and greet each other in person. Thanks again.

  133. @IHTG

    Somebody send the suicide prevention hotline number to Matt Lewis, stat!

  134. MarkinLA says:
    @Tiny Duck

    . I lived

    But not anymore? What is stopping you from going back?

  135. @Bugg

    Bugg: “At a loss where these guys go after this.”

    I’m at a loss as well about where the Neocons go in the future. I don’t think the classic “invade the world, invite the world” Neocons have a future. They won’t disappear, but I think their opinions are and will continue to be irrelevant. They will continue to publish their opinions for another 20 years in Commentary, but they will have no impact on actual policy.

    The Progscum hate the Jews (in Israel or here). The American Right is the Trump party and we are not interested in “invading the world” or “inviting the world”. We are likely to fund Israel, but not likely to send troops.

    As a novice internet troll, I’ve found that Progscum like to cite essays by Neocon NeverTrumpers to criticize our God-Emperor. I very much enjoy pointing out to them that these people (e.g. Robert Kagan) are devils incarnate.

    In the real world, the enemy of your enemy is not necessarily your friend.

  136. Forbes says:
    @advancedatheist

    I hear what you’re saying, but doesn’t the prog-lefty devotion to multiculturalism blunt this:

    the utopian alternative of merging humanity into one huge ball of fungible mystery meat because this sort of social engineering inflicts massive and unnecessary suffering on the individuals caught up in it.

    Or is it your contention that multiculturalism and Celebrate Diversity! is simply a distraction along the way to the “fungible mystery meat”?

    And isn’t the “social engineering inflicts damage” critique dismissed by prog-lefties in the usual “breaking of eggs to make an omelette” excuse? (Yeah, I don’t buy it either…)

    I’m in the “separate countries for separate people” camp–but we need better messaging, sound bites, lightening rods, etc.

    Inasmuch as revised humanism is intelligible, I don’t think anyone is fired up by it.

  137. @Anonym

    There was some guy who was a protege’ of Edward Luttwak. He was, weirdly, a Melkite Catholic. I used to see his comments at the Touchstone blog all the time but his name escapes me. He wasn’t Kaplan but somebody else.

    This is going to drive me nuts. Can’t think of the guy’s name.

    • Replies: @Art Deco
  138. “Max Boot should be the show case for Steve’s “Immigration Safety Review Board”. How’d we end up with this foreign POS polluting our public life?”

    He was (unfortunately) allowed to enter our country because he’s a member of the (((tribe))). Steve has talked about this before.

  139. @Massimo Heitor

    Richard Spencer says some guy named Harry Jaffa wrote the famous “Extremism in defense of liberty is no vice” speech for the Jew GOP goon Barry Goldwater.

    Max Boot brings the JEW QUESTION into clear focus.

    Those Jews who can’t be grateful and happy in European Christian nations should be expelled to Africa or Israel.

    Too tough? Jesus Christ would kick them out, why shouldn’t we?

    Of course, regular Jews who don’t constantly attack the European Christian ancestral core of the USA can stay.

    • Replies: @ConservaWhig
  140. Pericles says:
    @CCZ

    I clicked the middle link and was invited to a webinar

    Why Healing from Internalized Whiteness is a Missing Link in White People’s Anti-Racism Work, held by Sandra Kim, founder of Everyday Feminism.

    Anyone feeling up to it?

  141. Pericles says:
    @jim jones

    It’s like anudda Charlottesville. Seriously.

  142. @Anon

    Well, there is a place for Max Boot.

    Special advisor.

    You see, to advocate a good strategy on a given topic, you typically need to know this topic. As such, for most topic you will need different advisors who are likely to be right in what advice they can offer.

    Max Boot meanwhile manages to be completely and utterly wrong about absolutly everything. If you are on a tight budget, listen to Max Boot on well, everything and then do the exact opposite of what he is advocating. This will be a pretty good strategy, and employing one Max Boot will probably be much cheaper then employing a lot of advisors who actually know their stuff.

  143. So, would it be wrong to suggest, metaphorically of course, that we burn Max Boot on the stake?

  144. JohnnyD says:

    It’s pretty funny that Jeff Bezos is the richest man in the world, but he still has idiots like Max Boot and Jennifer Rubin writing for his paper.

  145. @AnotherDad

    I’ve heard that Max Boot’s dad, who brought the family over from the Soviet Union, is a good guy and a credit to immigrants.

    • Replies: @Desiderius
  146. Anonym says:
    @Tyrion 2

    Somehow I don’t think the Christians control the Knesset.

    That bring said we haven’t seen Israel expand into Iraq or Syria or Saudi Arabia yet, though some of those areas have been weakened perhaps as a prelude.

    TBH if elite Jews reversed the anti-whitism of ZOG they’d likely achieve Greater Israel and the third temple if they wanted that. The way they are going I have my doubts.

    • Replies: @Anonymous
  147. Art Deco says:
    @The Anti-Gnostic

    Could it be Stuart Koehl? I thought he was Orthodox. He was on the faculty of the School of Foreign Service at Georgetown, IIRC.

    The discussion at Mere Comments was once quite vigorous. Not sure what happened there.

    • Replies: @The Anti-Gnostic
  148. @Steve in Greensboro

    “The Progscum hate the Jews (in Israel or here).”

    Not likely, given that progscum often are jews.

  149. Nadir says:

    Can someone explain the “Middle Eastern Wars for Israel” theory to me, or the “Is it good for the Jews?” angle?

    Maybe I’m just a dumb goy, but I fail to see how Israel benefits from a Shi’ite (i.e. Iranian) dominated democracy in Iraq, girls’ schools in Afghanistan or the overthrow of the Egyptian military government, the only Arab power to have a peace treaty with Israel, in favor of the Muslim Brotherhood. Aren’t these all really wars for liberalism?

    And why would a people valuing self-interest above all else support high taxes, affirmative action, Muslim immigration, or the empowerment of anti-Semitic blacks like Farrakhan or Al Sharpton? Why would they outmarry so frequently?

    Can any of the Kevin MacDonald crowd here explain these things?

    • Replies: @Anonymous
    , @Svigor
    , @Svigor
  150. J.Ross says: • Website
    @Patrick in SC

    This, “Supporting Israel” is the positive obverse of “harboring anti-Semitic sentiments.” It’s got nothing to do with reality, it’s a witchfinder’s needle, and the examination will always go the way the witchfinder wants.

  151. @Charles Pewitt

    “Richard Spencer says some guy named Harry Jaffa wrote the famous “Extremism in defense of liberty is no vice” speech for the Jew GOP goon Barry Goldwater.”

    Likely true about Jaffa. It’s the story that most conservatives tell about that speech.

    And Jaffa was an Aristotle fan. It was good ‘ol Ari who said that justice wasn’t a golden mean like the other virtues.

    Jaffa’s followers, the “West Coast Straussians”, are almost entirely pro-Trump. There’s about a 90% chance that Jaffa would have been a Trump supporter if he were alive today.

  152. Max Boot offers the same evidence that everyone else does who charges that Trump is a supporter of, and is supported by, “white nationalism” — none whatsoever.

    He’s come to the conclusion, he can no longer deny, it seems obvious now, yada yada yada.

    I mean, he could at least point out how long and hard all those evil racist conservatives have worked to expand abortion rights and reduce the black population.

    No, wait…

    • Replies: @Anonymous
  153. @Lowe

    “What kind of name is Max Boot? It sounds like cartoon villain”

    Right on the money. Check out the photo that accompanies his op-ed. He actually dresses like Boris Badenov from “Rocky and Bullwinkle.”

    Or maybe he just wants to look like Jack Abramoff?

  154. Anon[184] • Disclaimer says:

    “We don’t say “Roll Tide” in New York. Period. You need a better litmus test than that. LOL.”

    No, I don’t. That was exactly the point I was making. The NYC-LA-DC axis represent ~5% of the nation’s population but control 99% of major media; that’s something that needs changing. The elite of that axis don’t represent the rest of the country. And I could replace “Roll Tide” with “Go Bucks”, “Make America Great Again” or any number of other heartland sayings and the observation would be unchanged. We could make a list of Kristol’s inner circle of acquaintances and probably not one of them would have ever uttered any of those kinds of phrases in the last decade. I think that’s actually a pretty good litmus and a very simple way to let conservatives know that these people don’t represent them.

    • Replies: @Steve Sailer
  155. Anon[184] • Disclaimer says:

    “The white supremacists at @vdare don’t like what i have to say. Good.”

    Says the guy who supported funding terrorists to overthrow the government of Iran. Revoke this “Russian’s” citizenship and deport his ass.

  156. @Anon

    Bill Kristol is a big fan of some Red State sports team, I believe. I forget which.

    • Replies: @ConservaWhig
  157. @Mr. Anon

    I don’t think Boot cares that much about economics. His political program is mostly “Let’s go kill someone.” Or rather “Why don’t you guys go over there and kill someone.”

    To be fair, he’s at least equally concerned with killing the historical majority right here in this country.

    • Replies: @Anonymous
  158. @Paul Yarbles

    I too will crawl over broken glass. To vote for Democrats who will act as a check on Trump’s unrestrained and unprecedented abuse of power.

    Trump has been almost perfectly restrained in his use of power. Abuse? I honestly can’t think of anything other than ordering a missile strike on some targets in SW Asia without authorization from Congress.

  159. @Redman

    Here’s what I don’t get. Boot and his ilk are all about Israel. How has Trump proven himself to be antagonistic to that one position?

    This incongruence should tell you that they aren’t “all about Israel”. They’re all about the Jewish people.

    • Replies: @Svigor
  160. @istevefan

    But of all people, Boot and company should be the ones who understand where we are coming from given they have the same feelings for Israel that we have for the USA/Europe. Heck, even the Dalai Lama is more sympathetic to us than they are.

    Of course they understand our “feelings”. And they know instinctively that our “feelings” are incompatible with their interests as horizontal-transmission Jews.

    • Replies: @Anonymous
  161. @Wilkey

    You know the establishment has gone completely f—ing mad when advocating non-stop war is considered “moderate” while desiring reasonable limits on immigration is considered “extreme.”

    It’s not that the establishment has gone mad. It’s that the establishment has been replaced.

  162. @Paul Yarbles

    I heard Boot interviewed on Andrew Klavan’s podcast today — I agree; he sounded off in some way.

  163. Anonymous[268] • Disclaimer says:
    @Nadir

    Maybe I’m just a dumb goy, but I fail to see how Israel benefits from a Shi’ite (i.e. Iranian) dominated democracy in Iraq,

    This is indeed a dumb goy perspective. There are no permanent alliances, or ultimate peaceful end states or final victories in this world. You triage, prioritize, achieve victories for the moment, play peoples against each other. Iraq was a coherent Arab nation-state, one with economic and miltary resources, one that once had a nuclear program (that Israel bombed, one that provided financial and moral support to the Sunni Palestinians, one that was relatively independent of the United States, one that was ruled by a brave and talented minority group (Sunnis), one that was more proximate to Israel than Iran.

    The destruction of Iraq turned all that on its head.

    • Replies: @Art Deco
  164. Anonymous[268] • Disclaimer says:
    @ConservaWhig

    Max Boot offers the same evidence that everyone else does who charges that Trump is a supporter of, and is supported by, “white nationalism” — none whatsoever.

    He’s come to the conclusion, he can no longer deny, it seems obvious now, yada yada yada.

    Boot has pulled a fast one on you (and on other readers who make up American society). He has gotten you to take a position in opposition to White nationalism. He has succeeded in getting you and others to impliedly rule it outside the Overton Window.

    A common trick.

    • Replies: @ConservaWhig
  165. Anonymous[268] • Disclaimer says:
    @ben tillman

    What are “horizontal transmission Jews”?

    • Replies: @ben tillman
  166. @Steve Sailer

    Regression to the mean is the engine of progressivism (sic).

  167. Anonymous[370] • Disclaimer says:
    @Anonym

    You missed the point entirely.

  168. Art Deco says:
    @Anonymous

    Iraq isn’t destroyed. The vast bulk of the political violence is in provinces with a critical mass of Sunni Muslims, provinces where most Iraqis do not live. The violence is a consequence of Sunni political vanguard fouling their own nest. The Jews didn’t Jedi-mind trick Sunni brigands into behaving this way.

    • Replies: @Svigor
    , @Anonymous
  169. Svigor says:
    @Nadir

    I reject the idea that conspiracies (or whatever you want to call them) have to be infallible to be plausible. In other words, maybe they just fucked up in Iraq. That said, the idea is to have constant “regime churn” in the region. It destabilizes Israel’s rivals, and perhaps more importantly, justifies American interventionism.

    And what is the primary justification for Americanism in their current rhetoric?

    Iran. Syria’s been on the front burner for a while, but Iran is the constant.

    • Replies: @Svigor
    , @Anonymous
  170. Svigor says:
    @Art Deco

    The Jews absolutely instigated the war that brought the current state of affairs into existence.

    • Replies: @Art Deco
  171. Svigor says:
    @Nadir

    High taxes are a statist thing. Jews tend to be very statist because it makes TPTB easier to subvert and bribe. Historically speaking, the people who pay the most to the crown in taxes have the king’s ear. Things may be a bit more complicated in the current year, but I suspect it’s still true.

    They seem to be into Muslim immigration because they’re into diversity and open borders for all the rich white goy countries. I suppose the thinking is that white goys who can object to any group immigrating are capable of objecting to any other group immigrating, including Jews. White goys who can object to any outgroup on any grounds can object to Jews on some particular. Can’t have that.

    It’s like a dominance perv who makes his wife bang blacks to prove she’s so degraded and under his thumb she’ll do anything.

    Affirmative Action

    Jews are the least negatively impacted by AA. It’s the whites with mean IQs of 100, not 108-110, who are the first on the chopping block. It’s actually useful to Jews, removes their competition. You dig?

    It’s like allaying suspicion by drinking from the same poisoned cup when you have built up a tolerance to the poison.

    Why would they outmarry so frequently?

    This is absolutely a dumb goy take. Search for my comments on Jewish outmarriage, if you want a detailed answer. TL;DR: Jews “outmarry” waaay less than Whites do – the “stats” involve semantic sleight of hand.

  172. Svigor says:

    Oh, and worst case, if Whites are noticing and kvetching about Blacks and Muslims, they have less time to notice and kvetch about Blacks. I’ve actually had low tier pro-whites (Paul Kersey school types) tell me pretty much exactly that (muh black and Muslim problem, muh Jewish dentist is okay).

  173. Svigor says:
    @Steve in Greensboro

    The Progscum hate the Jews (in Israel or here).

    I am literally unable to get antifa and the like to talk trash about Israel. I’ve tried, many times. They won’t do it.

    If you can’t get a leftist to talk trash about Israel, you’re sure as shit not going to get him to talk trash about Jews.

    Is there some other, further-left fringe I have to consult?

    Is this a European thing? Do Europeans correctly observe the rather common “antisemitism” (E.g., Jews run America, their elite is Zionist, etc.) of ordinary Europeans, especially leftists, and project it onto American leftists?

    I mean I know Jews and their useful idiots in the stupid right love this lie about the “anti-semitic” left in America, but we’re having an adult conversation here.

  174. Svigor says:
    @Svigor

    That should be “American interventionism.” :)

  175. Anonymous[835] • Disclaimer says:
    @Art Deco

    The Jews didn’t Jedi-mind trick Sunni brigands into behaving this way.

    The Jews pushed the Sunnis out of power.

    Iraq was indeed destroyed. That it is slightly more cobbled together now–with a less talented group at its helm and under far greater US control than before–is consistent with my point.

  176. @Anonymous

    “Boot has pulled a fast one on you (and on other readers who make up American society). He has gotten you to take a position in opposition to White nationalism. He has succeeded in getting you and others to impliedly rule it outside the Overton Window.”

    Your argument doesn’t apply to me.

    I said nothing in favor of, or against, white nationalism. I asked for some kind of evidence, period.

    Read more carefully next time.

    • Replies: @Anonymous
  177. @Steve Sailer

    Kristol was like me as a kid–an unathletic nerd who liked sports and befriended the jocks.

    He was a big Mets fan back in his school days. Guess you gotta give him credit for not piling on to the Yankees bandwagon.

    BK may have revised all of his sports allegiances lately, though. What are the odds that a Never Trumper could pull for those incredibly racist Redskins, Chiefs, Indians, or Braves?

  178. @Art Deco

    It was Stuart Koehl, thank you.

    Yes, he’s a German-descended American and Melkite convert. He mentioned it often, and I am very familiar with a Melkite parish in my town, and I recall thinking that if he made his foreign policy (i.e., Israel-Palestine) views known there he’d find his tires slashed. I think he’s a genuine and sincere wonk, and so is honestly perplexed why everybody else on Earth doesn’t agree with his elegant rationales.

    • Replies: @Art Deco
  179. Anonymous[835] • Disclaimer says:
    @ConservaWhig

    Your comment tacitly concedes that White nationalism is bad. “There is no evidence Trump is a White nationalist!”

  180. Anonymous[835] • Disclaimer says:
    @Svigor

    I reject the idea that conspiracies (or whatever you want to call them) have to be infallible to be plausible.

    Good line. However…

    In other words, maybe they just fucked up in Iraq. That said, the idea is to have constant “regime churn” in the region

    What Iraq is now is much better for Israel than what it was in 2002.

    • Replies: @Nadir
  181. Nadir says:
    @Anonymous

    I think you guys are so focused on “the Jews” and Israel that you miss the larger picture – mainstream goys have supported these wars not because of Judaism or Israel, but because of liberalism. These conflicts have been sold as efforts to spread democracy/women’s rights/homosexuality/minority rights to “oppressed” Muslim peoples, and goys have lapped it up. That isn’t the Jews’ fault – it’s the belief in liberal universalism that is driving these disasters, the same belief that has driven racial “integration,” feminism, public celebration of buggery, etc.

    • Replies: @Mr. Anon
  182. Art Deco says:
    @Svigor

    In your imagination only. The Israeli government lobbied the Bush administration to give priority to containing Iran.

    Iraq is still not destroyed.

    • Replies: @Anonymous
    , @Svigor
  183. Art Deco says:
    @The Anti-Gnostic

    and I recall thinking that if he made his foreign policy (i.e., Israel-Palestine) views known there he’d find his tires slashed.

    I was associated with a Melkite parish for eight years. My tires were never slashed. The parish itself and the literature distributed by the Eparchy were completely apolitical. Very focused on the Liturgy and weekly devotions.

    • Replies: @The Anti-Gnostic
  184. Mr. Anon says:
    @Nadir

    These conflicts have been sold as efforts to spread democracy/women’s rights/homosexuality/minority rights to “oppressed” Muslim peoples, and goys have lapped it up. – it’s the belief in liberal universalism that is driving these disasters, the same belief that has driven racial “integration,” feminism, public celebration of buggery, etc.

    Who has been at the forefront in selling such notions?

    • Replies: @Anonymous
    , @Nadir
  185. ATBOTL says:
    @Steve in Greensboro

    “The Progscum hate the Jews (in Israel or here).”

    The MAGAtards and “Deplorable” types are pushing this narrative hard, trying to make the main architects of cultural marxism somehow the main victims.

    “We are likely to fund Israel, but not likely to send troops.”

    In other words, “we” are cucks to the Israel lobby who are no different from Bush era Freepers.

    “As a novice internet troll…”

    Hello, fellow white people.

  186. Anonymous[376] • Disclaimer says:
    @Art Deco

    The Israeli government lobbied the Bush administration to give priority to containing Iran.

    No it didn’t.

    • Replies: @Art Deco
  187. ATBOTL says:
    @anon

    “He may be Bolton’s bitch, but I suspect it is the other way around.”

    Trump’s threats to bomb Syria if Syria attacked al-Qaeda in Idlib prove otherwise.

  188. Art Deco says:
    @Anonymous

    It most certainly did.

    • Replies: @Anonymous
  189. @Art Deco

    Did you tell your Lebanese friends that Hezbollah is a terrorist organization, the Sunni Saudis are important strategic allies, and the Palestinians are just post-Ottoman squatters?

    • Replies: @Art Deco
  190. Anonymous[378] • Disclaimer says:
    @Mr. Anon

    Who has been at the forefront in selling such notions?

    These notions all have as a common denominator that they undermine the cohesion and reproductive success of the populations to which they are introduced.

  191. Anonymous[378] • Disclaimer says:
    @Art Deco

    That’s a bald-faced lie.

    • Replies: @Art Deco
  192. Nadir says:
    @Mr. Anon

    George W. Bush, Condi Rice, Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton to name a few. Besides, who has been at the forefront of buying these ideas?

    To put it another way, imagine that all American Jews moved to Israel tomorrow. What would change? We would still have a huge segment of the population that believes in liberal egalitarianism. Ultimately, we have to defeat liberalism on its own terms regardless of who is promulgating it.

  193. Art Deco says:
    @The Anti-Gnostic

    1. The pastor (now deceased) was Syrian and had been in the United States about 60 years.

    2. Why would I start a contentious political discussion in the vestibule of a Church?

    3. Why would anyone start one with me?

    • Replies: @The Anti-Gnostic
  194. @Art Deco

    Please read my comment carefully.

  195. Svigor says:
    @Art Deco

    Wrong – it’s in the “imaginations” of many millions of genuine right-wingers.

    P.S., swapping “Israelis” for “Jews” wasn’t clever. These tricks are far too old and shopworn to be clever. Write some new material.

  196. @Anonymous

    Jews who look to feast on the host and then move on to another. The opportunity for horizontal transmission means the well-being of the host is of no consequence; the death of the host is compatible with the life cycle, and thus potential virulence is unlimited.

    Vertical transmission means transmission from generation to generation, which means killing the host ends the life cycle. The host and the other organism are in the same boat. Whenever Steve talks about “noblesse oblige” he’s encouraging the adoption of a strategy of vertical transmission.

    • Replies: @Svigor
  197. Svigor says:
    @ben tillman

    All the years Bowery talked about horizontal transmission and virulence and I never knew WTF he was on about. Thx.

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