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From the BBC:

Germany blast: Syrian migrant ‘behind Ansbach explosion’

A failed asylum seeker from Syria is believed to have killed himself and injured 12 other people after setting off a bomb outside an open-air music festival in the German city of Ansbach.

Bavaria’s interior minister said the 27-year-old man detonated his device after being refused entry to the festival.

This just proves we must Let Them All In, all billion-plus Muslims.

Otherwise, the Muslims who are already here will kill us. As you can see, they don’t deal well with frustration.

Joachim Herrmann said the man who died had entered Germany two years ago.

It is third attack in the state of Bavaria in a week.

A shooting rampage in Munich on Friday left nine dead while an axe attack on a train a week ago in Wuerzburg injured several people.

And then there’s the new machete-chopping by a Syrian refugee in Baden-Württemberg this weekend.

By the way, from an interview with Hillary Clinton in Time:

Exclusive: Hillary Clinton on Running and Governing as a Woman
Jay Newton-Small @JNSmall Jan. 7, 2016

… Q. Any particular foreign leader whose executive stewardship you admire and might want to emulate as president?

Hillary: Well, I have to say that I highly admire Angela Merkel. I’ve known Angela since the 1990s, she and I actually appeared on a German TV show together. I have spent personal time with her. She is, I think, a really effective strong leader and really right now the major leader in Europe, not just in Germany. I admire her political skills and her principles, her strong work ethic. I just find her to be an incredibly important person in the world today and I look to her to see how she’s managed it.

Read More: TIME’s 2015 Person of the Year is Angela Merkel

Also, in The Atlantic, Jeffrey Goldberg, who was given much access to hang out with President Obama and talk foreign policy, writes:

Merkel is perhaps Obama’s favorite ally. Transactional, clinical—an actual scientist by training—and emotionally self-contained, she also possesses a quality Obama says he admires: political courage. Her position on the absorption of Middle Eastern refugees might cost her her job. Obama, I get the sense, believes he would do what she has done if faced with similar circumstances. …

 
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  1. From a couple of weeks ago:

    Terrorists’ smuggled into Europe with refugees, Merkel says.

    Militant groups smuggled some of their members into Europe in the wave of migrants who have fled from Syria, German Chancellor Angela said on Monday.

    “In part, the refugee flow was even used to smuggle terrorists,” Merkel told a rally of her Christian Democrats in eastern Germany.

    More than 1 million migrants arrived in Germany last year, many of them Syrians.

    Incidentally, it’s not an excerpt. It’s the entirety of the news item. Cat must have gotten their tongue, or something.

    • Replies: @415 reasons
    Does anyone else have kind of s vague feeling of dread due to the fact that the news for at least a month now has seemed like it was generated by a random text generator fed with old iSteve articles?
  2. Preliminary report from the scene:

    • LOL: TomSchmidt
    • Replies: @Anonymous
    That was really funny!
    , @larry lurker
    What makes this funnier/more tragic is that this isn't just some random German police interview- he's talking about the ax-wielding Afghan child from last week.

    (The officer explains why initial reports put the number of injured at around twenty, even though it turned out only four or five passengers were physically attacked: fourteen passengers were found to be in shock, so they were counted among the injured. Germans...)

  3. Anonymous • Disclaimer says:

    Maybe if white people in general (and white conservative men) specifically treated People of Color with respect his crap wouldn’t happen

    I think we white males sometimes forget who enslaved, colonized, and perpetrated the crusades.

    The truth is (and we all in are heart of hearts know this) that the reason for our current troubles is resistance to change by conservative white men

    People of Color (and humane whites) know the stakes. We also know we have the numbers

    This is why Clinton will defeat Trump decisively

    • Replies: @The most deplorable one
    Tiny D*ck, is that you?
    , @wren
    Word Bro!!!

    This country BELONGS to Hillary!

    Let's make it happen!

    https://youtu.be/vqYJRc0TJkQ
    , @Trelane
    This message was approved by the Hillary Hasbara super PAC trolling committee, LLC Caymen islands offshore subsidary of Zurich slantstreet enterprises, a wholy owned subsidary of FYH enterprises, incorporated in Singapore, a unit of the Bill and Hillary Clinton foundation with principal offices in Bogata Colombia and administered through Goldman Sachs international offices in Riyad , tracable to an unopened mayonaise jar on Funk and Wagnell's porch.
    , @Dennis Dale
    You are the Ayatollah of Bait and Trollah. Well done.
    , @greysquirrell
    I know you are being sarcastic here but I till got to say : since when is a Syrian a p.o.c (people of color) . Having lived in the MidEast, I know Arabs would be quite insulted if you referred to them as p.o.c.
    , @Bob Smith of Suburbia
    Are you Compassionate Oregonian from SBPDL? 'Cuz yer crackin' me up here.
    , @Olorin
    Stay frosty, troops.

    "Brett Fiedler Jones" (not its real name) is one of those Hers-bara folks upon whom our host posted earlier today.

    Or a hilarious goofball whom I'd buy a drink. "In our heart of hearts" indeed. Sir, hand in your man card!

    , @Shine a Light
    "humane whites"???? Oxymoron much?
    , @Menschmaschine
    I know this is just trolling, but isn't it telling that insofar as leftwingers still criticize "Western" Imperialism at all, they always go back safe distances in time - at least the Age of Colonialism, if not the Middle Ages.
    Certainly you won't hear anything from them against current superior, progressive Western (US) imperialism which is represented by such enlightened leaders as Bill Clinton or Barack Obama or - Inshallah - Hillary Clinton (A bit of minor criticism is allowed if the figurehead is Republican).
    As for Syria, the Left is of course fully on board with the massive arming of Islamist-Takfirist cutthroats / Moderate Freedom Fighters.
    , @Elmer T. Jones
    What is your residential zipcode Brett?
    , @Jack D

    The truth is (and we all in are heart of hearts know this) that the reason for our current troubles is resistance to change by conservative white men
     
    The great thing about reality is that it gives us the opportunity to run natural experiments now and then. So we can look at places where conservative white men are no longer in charge and "People of Color" (whassup with the caps?) and maybe a few surviving humane white fellow travelers are and see how those places compare - so we can compare Detroit vs Zurich, Zimbabwe vs Denmark, Cairo vs. Stockholm, Caracas vs. Miami, etc. and see if it is true that once conservative white people are no longer in charge, everything is great. So far the results don't look encouraging for this thesis.

    Since your POV doesn't seem to correspond to reality, you should look into your own heart to see where such a warped view is coming from - I diagnose self-hatred and daddy issues.
  4. What’s the blood of a few working folk…nothing compared to bring able to sit down to dinner at G8 and bring able to tell your colleagues, “I’m open minded, not a racist.”

    Who..whom?

  5. The second attack by a Syrian refugee in one day in Germany. Earlier today was the machete attack which killed a pregnant woman and injured others.

    http://www.nytimes.com/2016/07/25/world/europe/syrian-refugee-arrested-in-germany-after-fatal-machete-attack.html?_r=0

  6. The most deplorable one [AKA "Fourth doorman of the apocalypse"] says:
    @Anonymous
    Maybe if white people in general (and white conservative men) specifically treated People of Color with respect his crap wouldn't happen

    I think we white males sometimes forget who enslaved, colonized, and perpetrated the crusades.

    The truth is (and we all in are heart of hearts know this) that the reason for our current troubles is resistance to change by conservative white men

    People of Color (and humane whites) know the stakes. We also know we have the numbers


    This is why Clinton will defeat Trump decisively

    Tiny D*ck, is that you?

    • Replies: @Jus' Sayin'...
    Thanks for reminding me not to feed this troll kneebiter, whoever it may be.
    , @Anonymous

    “If we broke up the big banks tomorrow,” Mrs. Clinton asked the audience of black, white and Hispanic union members, “would that end racism? Would that end sexism? Would that end discrimination against the L.G.B.T. community?,” she said, using an abbreviation for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender. “Would that make people feel more welcoming to immigrants overnight?”

    At each question, the crowd called back with a resounding no.

     

    I agree with you. Clinton and her financial plutocratic apparatus have placed all her hopes in the <85 IQ demographics. You can hardly argue that's a wise choice.
    <85 IQ are a godsend for the Bernays/Littman-inspired policy-makers.
    Yes, Hillary has chances to win thanks to these people.
  7. The world has started falling apart ever since Trump became the Republican nominee.

  8. Lot says:

    Ivy League affirmative action in action. This guy is a tenured professor of philosophy at Yale, and wrote the following for the NY Times:

    So, I say: In America, black lives don’t matter. You say: That is false. I respond, implicitly invoking the correspondence theory of truth: Just look at the rate at which blacks are killed by the police and the rate at which police officers are exculpated. You respond with a number of points: the justice system works; blacks kill one another at tragic rates; the people killed sometimes had questionable backgrounds; if the officer pulled his weapon (for it almost always a man who does the shooting), he had a reason related to enforcing the law, and we must respect that. After I claim that black lives don’t matter in America and you respond with any of the above, one idea becomes clear: We are no longer talking about the same thing. At this point I realize the mistake I’ve made.

    When I claim that black lives don’t matter in America, I mean to say something that to my mind is abundantly clear. Here’s how it works. We live in a liberal democracy that is founded on the sanctity of liberty. This implies that fairness is essential; indeed, that proposition is often explicitly at the heart of many democratic debates. The very idea of democracy reaches back to ancient Greece and is the foundation for our deepest principles concerning human rights. We believe that democracies are superior to other systems of government largely because they intrinsically respect the rights of the men and women who live in them.

    If I had first told you that a 10th grader wrote this and got a B+ for it in his AP Government class, you’d probably both believe me and wonder about how bad grade inflation is these days.

    The style itself is awful enough, but every single sentence, if you bother to try to look at it, makes little sense, and every deduction is a non-sequitur.

    I mean to say something that to my mind is abundantly clear.

    A dozen words that express no meaning beyond: “I know” or “I am sure.” “Abundantly clear” is also a stupid cliche. Clarity is not something that can be “abundant.”

    The very idea of democracy reaches back to ancient Greece

    This is an important fact to point out because most NY Times readers probably do not know that the Greeks invented democracy.

    founded on the sanctity of liberty. This implies that fairness is essential

    No, it does not imply that at all.

    I could go on, but there is no point. This is why we need to tell our Republican state legislatures they need to defund the humanities in state universities. Even dark-red-state public colleges are full of idiots like this.

    • Replies: @AndrewR
    That guy shouldn't be teaching high school, let alone Yale.

    The rot at the core of American academia has been evident for a very long time. Why has there not been a serious movement to defund the humanities?
    , @Harry Baldwin
    I mean to say something that to my mind is abundantly clear.

    I interpret this as, "I have this idea in my head that makes perfect sense to me, but I have a feeling that when I attempt to put it into words no one else is going to get it."
    , @Jus' Sayin'...

    "...This implies that fairness is essential..."
     
    This leads me to assume that this incisive thinker (/sarc) must certainly be opposed to any type of affirmative action policy, all of which are concrete instantiations of unfairness.
    , @Cryptogenic

    the people killed sometimes had questionable backgrounds; if the officer pulled his weapon (for it almost always a man who does the shooting)
     
    Somewhat OT, but in keeping with your critique: He bothered to parenthetically explain hisbisage of the masculine pronoun. Does he do the same when speaking of scientists, composers, soldiers, doctors, et al.? If not, why not?
    , @SPMoore8
    Thanks for drawing attention to this silly article.

    In the first place it is based on at least two false premises:

    #1 - Officers are not exculpated in the shooting of blacks at a higher rate than with the shooting of whites. Everyone knows that whites are killed at a higher rate and the treatment of the officers matches the following of the rules or not, except in cases where there is media outrage. That is reserved for blacks, whites who are shot by cops disappear off the face of the earth. Furthermore, "exculpation" is not equal to "no consequences". There usually are consequences and they can be severe, such as losing your job.

    #2 - the sanctity of liberty has absolutely nothing to do with fairness. It has nothing to do with equal outcomes either.The purpose of the state is to safeguard the property you acquire at liberty, as well as the liberty of your most important property, your own person. To regulate this we have laws. If you violate the laws you can get into trouble. To regulate the laws we have law enforcement. If you do something stupid, like resist arrest, or have a weapon, or a toy that looks like a weapon, or if they can't see your hands, it is very possible that the people enforcing the laws will kill you.

    Such a killing may be justified or not justified. It almost never leads to a prison term for the officer. If it is justified, that's the end of the story. If it is not considered justified, the officer is punished. But virtually none of the cases we have been discussing here or on the internet concerning police officers have had any obvious racial, i.e., "fairness" component.
    , @Jack D
    Actually he is an Assistant Professor, African American Studies Dept., but that's bad enough.

    In case you haven't figured it out by now, in the black community, tone and emotion are much more important than facts and logic.

    Lebron's childish writing level and logical errors only highlight the point that he is trying to make in the article - that blacks and whites inhabit different realities.

    He is right that whites say that blacks now have full legal and political equality, so what more do you want from us? Do blacks have any agency of their own or is everything up to white people? This is his request:

    if America had faced its history of racial violence many decades ago, maybe even a few years ago when Eric Garner was seen by millions of Americans being strangled by a police officer on YouTube, we’d all be better for it today.

     

    What would this consist of? Would we all have to watch Mississippi Burning every night? Should the POTUS fall on his knees in front of the MLK monument and beg forgiveness as Willy Brandt did before the Warsaw Ghetto monument? What then? Slavery was America's Original Sin. How can we ever be restored to a state of grace?

    What is the role of the black community in this? Eric Garner was a 350 lb. man who had been arrested by the NYPD thirty times since 1980. He did not deserve to have the life choked out of him (though I don't envy the policeman who has to arrest a struggling 350 lb. "gentle giant"), but why was he in contact with the police at all? All of the white people that I know put together have not been arrested 30 times - most have not been arrested even once. Why does the black community continue to turn out so many Erics?
    , @yowza

    We believe that democracies are superior to other systems of government largely because they intrinsically respect the rights of the men and women who live in them.
     
    No Democracy has ever been successful. The very idea of a Democracy gave our founding fathers explosive diarrhea. That's why it's not mentioned anywhere in our constitution, and why we have always been referred to as a Republic. Even dumb ass Hitler understood the danger of a free-wheeling Democracy. Hitler's favorite burn regarding Democracy: "Democracy is a system of government by which two imbeciles can overrule a wise man."

    The fact that a Yale professor would publish such a perverse anti-intellectual essay is evidence enough for their Alumni to demand yearly checks for early onset Alzheimer's for any tenured professor past the age of 55.
  9. @Trelane
    Preliminary report from the scene:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_D4UVpSoFd0&feature=player_detailpage

    That was really funny!

  10. @Anonymous
    Maybe if white people in general (and white conservative men) specifically treated People of Color with respect his crap wouldn't happen

    I think we white males sometimes forget who enslaved, colonized, and perpetrated the crusades.

    The truth is (and we all in are heart of hearts know this) that the reason for our current troubles is resistance to change by conservative white men

    People of Color (and humane whites) know the stakes. We also know we have the numbers


    This is why Clinton will defeat Trump decisively

    Word Bro!!!

    This country BELONGS to Hillary!

    Let’s make it happen!

  11. @Anonymous
    Maybe if white people in general (and white conservative men) specifically treated People of Color with respect his crap wouldn't happen

    I think we white males sometimes forget who enslaved, colonized, and perpetrated the crusades.

    The truth is (and we all in are heart of hearts know this) that the reason for our current troubles is resistance to change by conservative white men

    People of Color (and humane whites) know the stakes. We also know we have the numbers


    This is why Clinton will defeat Trump decisively

    This message was approved by the Hillary Hasbara super PAC trolling committee, LLC Caymen islands offshore subsidary of Zurich slantstreet enterprises, a wholy owned subsidary of FYH enterprises, incorporated in Singapore, a unit of the Bill and Hillary Clinton foundation with principal offices in Bogata Colombia and administered through Goldman Sachs international offices in Riyad , tracable to an unopened mayonaise jar on Funk and Wagnell’s porch.

    • Replies: @The preferred nomenclature is...
    Too funny! That was freakin' awesome.

    In that vein, man these trolls Mr. Sailer has been attracting of late are really lame.
    , @Pericles
    There should be a CIA front, generously funded from the black budget, somewhere in there.
  12. @Lot
    Ivy League affirmative action in action. This guy is a tenured professor of philosophy at Yale, and wrote the following for the NY Times:

    So, I say: In America, black lives don’t matter. You say: That is false. I respond, implicitly invoking the correspondence theory of truth: Just look at the rate at which blacks are killed by the police and the rate at which police officers are exculpated. You respond with a number of points: the justice system works; blacks kill one another at tragic rates; the people killed sometimes had questionable backgrounds; if the officer pulled his weapon (for it almost always a man who does the shooting), he had a reason related to enforcing the law, and we must respect that. After I claim that black lives don’t matter in America and you respond with any of the above, one idea becomes clear: We are no longer talking about the same thing. At this point I realize the mistake I’ve made.

    When I claim that black lives don’t matter in America, I mean to say something that to my mind is abundantly clear. Here’s how it works. We live in a liberal democracy that is founded on the sanctity of liberty. This implies that fairness is essential; indeed, that proposition is often explicitly at the heart of many democratic debates. The very idea of democracy reaches back to ancient Greece and is the foundation for our deepest principles concerning human rights. We believe that democracies are superior to other systems of government largely because they intrinsically respect the rights of the men and women who live in them.
     
    If I had first told you that a 10th grader wrote this and got a B+ for it in his AP Government class, you'd probably both believe me and wonder about how bad grade inflation is these days.

    The style itself is awful enough, but every single sentence, if you bother to try to look at it, makes little sense, and every deduction is a non-sequitur.

    I mean to say something that to my mind is abundantly clear.
     
    A dozen words that express no meaning beyond: "I know" or "I am sure." "Abundantly clear" is also a stupid cliche. Clarity is not something that can be "abundant."

    The very idea of democracy reaches back to ancient Greece
     
    This is an important fact to point out because most NY Times readers probably do not know that the Greeks invented democracy.

    founded on the sanctity of liberty. This implies that fairness is essential
     
    No, it does not imply that at all.

    I could go on, but there is no point. This is why we need to tell our Republican state legislatures they need to defund the humanities in state universities. Even dark-red-state public colleges are full of idiots like this.

    That guy shouldn’t be teaching high school, let alone Yale.

    The rot at the core of American academia has been evident for a very long time. Why has there not been a serious movement to defund the humanities?

    • Replies: @Intelligent Dasein

    Why has there not been a serious movement to defund the humanities?
     
    We need a movement to restore the humanities. Pseudo-scholarship is defeated by real scholarship, academic hacks are defeated by profound thinkers, and error is driven out by truth (especially when the truth tellers have balls).

    There is nothing more difficult or more valuable than the mastery of philosophy. It is vastly more important than, say, STEM. Any reasonably intelligent and workmanlike person can be trained to be an engineer. It takes a man of uncommon brilliance and courage to be a philosopher.

    If the humanities departments were actually in the hands of real scholar-warriors, tripe like this would never be published. It infuriates me to no end to see what passes for philosophy today, but I am equally annoyed by those who roundly denigrate the whole subject without, apparently, caring that it is the brother of religion and the father of art, science, and civilization.

  13. @Lot
    Ivy League affirmative action in action. This guy is a tenured professor of philosophy at Yale, and wrote the following for the NY Times:

    So, I say: In America, black lives don’t matter. You say: That is false. I respond, implicitly invoking the correspondence theory of truth: Just look at the rate at which blacks are killed by the police and the rate at which police officers are exculpated. You respond with a number of points: the justice system works; blacks kill one another at tragic rates; the people killed sometimes had questionable backgrounds; if the officer pulled his weapon (for it almost always a man who does the shooting), he had a reason related to enforcing the law, and we must respect that. After I claim that black lives don’t matter in America and you respond with any of the above, one idea becomes clear: We are no longer talking about the same thing. At this point I realize the mistake I’ve made.

    When I claim that black lives don’t matter in America, I mean to say something that to my mind is abundantly clear. Here’s how it works. We live in a liberal democracy that is founded on the sanctity of liberty. This implies that fairness is essential; indeed, that proposition is often explicitly at the heart of many democratic debates. The very idea of democracy reaches back to ancient Greece and is the foundation for our deepest principles concerning human rights. We believe that democracies are superior to other systems of government largely because they intrinsically respect the rights of the men and women who live in them.
     
    If I had first told you that a 10th grader wrote this and got a B+ for it in his AP Government class, you'd probably both believe me and wonder about how bad grade inflation is these days.

    The style itself is awful enough, but every single sentence, if you bother to try to look at it, makes little sense, and every deduction is a non-sequitur.

    I mean to say something that to my mind is abundantly clear.
     
    A dozen words that express no meaning beyond: "I know" or "I am sure." "Abundantly clear" is also a stupid cliche. Clarity is not something that can be "abundant."

    The very idea of democracy reaches back to ancient Greece
     
    This is an important fact to point out because most NY Times readers probably do not know that the Greeks invented democracy.

    founded on the sanctity of liberty. This implies that fairness is essential
     
    No, it does not imply that at all.

    I could go on, but there is no point. This is why we need to tell our Republican state legislatures they need to defund the humanities in state universities. Even dark-red-state public colleges are full of idiots like this.

    I mean to say something that to my mind is abundantly clear.

    I interpret this as, “I have this idea in my head that makes perfect sense to me, but I have a feeling that when I attempt to put it into words no one else is going to get it.”

  14. @The most deplorable one
    Tiny D*ck, is that you?

    Thanks for reminding me not to feed this troll kneebiter, whoever it may be.

  15. @Lot
    Ivy League affirmative action in action. This guy is a tenured professor of philosophy at Yale, and wrote the following for the NY Times:

    So, I say: In America, black lives don’t matter. You say: That is false. I respond, implicitly invoking the correspondence theory of truth: Just look at the rate at which blacks are killed by the police and the rate at which police officers are exculpated. You respond with a number of points: the justice system works; blacks kill one another at tragic rates; the people killed sometimes had questionable backgrounds; if the officer pulled his weapon (for it almost always a man who does the shooting), he had a reason related to enforcing the law, and we must respect that. After I claim that black lives don’t matter in America and you respond with any of the above, one idea becomes clear: We are no longer talking about the same thing. At this point I realize the mistake I’ve made.

    When I claim that black lives don’t matter in America, I mean to say something that to my mind is abundantly clear. Here’s how it works. We live in a liberal democracy that is founded on the sanctity of liberty. This implies that fairness is essential; indeed, that proposition is often explicitly at the heart of many democratic debates. The very idea of democracy reaches back to ancient Greece and is the foundation for our deepest principles concerning human rights. We believe that democracies are superior to other systems of government largely because they intrinsically respect the rights of the men and women who live in them.
     
    If I had first told you that a 10th grader wrote this and got a B+ for it in his AP Government class, you'd probably both believe me and wonder about how bad grade inflation is these days.

    The style itself is awful enough, but every single sentence, if you bother to try to look at it, makes little sense, and every deduction is a non-sequitur.

    I mean to say something that to my mind is abundantly clear.
     
    A dozen words that express no meaning beyond: "I know" or "I am sure." "Abundantly clear" is also a stupid cliche. Clarity is not something that can be "abundant."

    The very idea of democracy reaches back to ancient Greece
     
    This is an important fact to point out because most NY Times readers probably do not know that the Greeks invented democracy.

    founded on the sanctity of liberty. This implies that fairness is essential
     
    No, it does not imply that at all.

    I could go on, but there is no point. This is why we need to tell our Republican state legislatures they need to defund the humanities in state universities. Even dark-red-state public colleges are full of idiots like this.

    “…This implies that fairness is essential…”

    This leads me to assume that this incisive thinker (/sarc) must certainly be opposed to any type of affirmative action policy, all of which are concrete instantiations of unfairness.

  16. It seems as though these attacks have followed the rise of Trump

    It looks like more Trump equals more attacks

    That’s I will be voting for Hillary

    • Replies: @wren
    I like your thinking!!!

    Hillary keeps the peace!

    Like she did in Libya!

    Like she did in Syria!

    Like she does in her own bedroom!

    I'm With HER!!!

    https://youtu.be/btgLIgPKYsE
    , @Chase
    That's some good logic there.

    The only place you ever see a fire, there seems to be a fire truck at the scene. Probably should outlaw fire trucks so we don't have any more fires.
  17. Can we admit we lost the global war on terror?

    ISIS forces British tough guy to change his name. Allahu akbar!

    Michael Caine officially changed his name to Michael Caine because terrorism

    http://www.deathandtaxesmag.com/297864/michael-caine-isis/

  18. Big Country – In A Big Country

  19. @Anonymous
    Maybe if white people in general (and white conservative men) specifically treated People of Color with respect his crap wouldn't happen

    I think we white males sometimes forget who enslaved, colonized, and perpetrated the crusades.

    The truth is (and we all in are heart of hearts know this) that the reason for our current troubles is resistance to change by conservative white men

    People of Color (and humane whites) know the stakes. We also know we have the numbers


    This is why Clinton will defeat Trump decisively

    You are the Ayatollah of Bait and Trollah. Well done.

  20. @Lot
    Ivy League affirmative action in action. This guy is a tenured professor of philosophy at Yale, and wrote the following for the NY Times:

    So, I say: In America, black lives don’t matter. You say: That is false. I respond, implicitly invoking the correspondence theory of truth: Just look at the rate at which blacks are killed by the police and the rate at which police officers are exculpated. You respond with a number of points: the justice system works; blacks kill one another at tragic rates; the people killed sometimes had questionable backgrounds; if the officer pulled his weapon (for it almost always a man who does the shooting), he had a reason related to enforcing the law, and we must respect that. After I claim that black lives don’t matter in America and you respond with any of the above, one idea becomes clear: We are no longer talking about the same thing. At this point I realize the mistake I’ve made.

    When I claim that black lives don’t matter in America, I mean to say something that to my mind is abundantly clear. Here’s how it works. We live in a liberal democracy that is founded on the sanctity of liberty. This implies that fairness is essential; indeed, that proposition is often explicitly at the heart of many democratic debates. The very idea of democracy reaches back to ancient Greece and is the foundation for our deepest principles concerning human rights. We believe that democracies are superior to other systems of government largely because they intrinsically respect the rights of the men and women who live in them.
     
    If I had first told you that a 10th grader wrote this and got a B+ for it in his AP Government class, you'd probably both believe me and wonder about how bad grade inflation is these days.

    The style itself is awful enough, but every single sentence, if you bother to try to look at it, makes little sense, and every deduction is a non-sequitur.

    I mean to say something that to my mind is abundantly clear.
     
    A dozen words that express no meaning beyond: "I know" or "I am sure." "Abundantly clear" is also a stupid cliche. Clarity is not something that can be "abundant."

    The very idea of democracy reaches back to ancient Greece
     
    This is an important fact to point out because most NY Times readers probably do not know that the Greeks invented democracy.

    founded on the sanctity of liberty. This implies that fairness is essential
     
    No, it does not imply that at all.

    I could go on, but there is no point. This is why we need to tell our Republican state legislatures they need to defund the humanities in state universities. Even dark-red-state public colleges are full of idiots like this.

    the people killed sometimes had questionable backgrounds; if the officer pulled his weapon (for it almost always a man who does the shooting)

    Somewhat OT, but in keeping with your critique: He bothered to parenthetically explain hisbisage of the masculine pronoun. Does he do the same when speaking of scientists, composers, soldiers, doctors, et al.? If not, why not?

  21. What does “transactional” mean? Like she’s a businesswoman? Is that what we’re supposed to call Trump, when we’re not calling him Hitler-esque?

  22. @Anonymous
    Maybe if white people in general (and white conservative men) specifically treated People of Color with respect his crap wouldn't happen

    I think we white males sometimes forget who enslaved, colonized, and perpetrated the crusades.

    The truth is (and we all in are heart of hearts know this) that the reason for our current troubles is resistance to change by conservative white men

    People of Color (and humane whites) know the stakes. We also know we have the numbers


    This is why Clinton will defeat Trump decisively

    I know you are being sarcastic here but I till got to say : since when is a Syrian a p.o.c (people of color) . Having lived in the MidEast, I know Arabs would be quite insulted if you referred to them as p.o.c.

    • Replies: @Yak-15
    This is true. They are not fans of the brothers.
    , @AndrewR
    Those are the ones who haven't been marinated in American racial theory and victimhood cult. While obviously whiteness is not entirely socially constructed (contrary to postmodern SJW theory), it is socially constructed to a large degree. So people whom any Zambian tribesman would consider white are considered nonwhite in the bizarre US context.
    , @AndrewR
    What I have always found interesting is that Americans almost unanimously agree on who fits into which more or less arbitrarily defined racial group/subgroups So we get the surreal spectacle of Americans across the political spectrum saying nonsensical things like "if Obama were white then blah blah blah but he's black so blah blah blah." Foreigners must find this baffling.
    , @Lot
    The common American definition of white are the historic peoples of Europe and the lighter-skinned Christian, Jewish, and irreligious MENAs. So that includes Steve Jobs and Jerry Seinfeld, but not 90% of Syrians.

    The definition may not be perfect, but it does not have to be.
    , @TheJester
    Many Saudis, including many royals, have Black blood in their genetic histories. Hence, they are People of Color. Their mothers were Black slaves. In other cases, Blacks achieved high status in Saudi society when Black slave children were brought into the palaces to act as playmates for Saudi children. Slavery was only outlawed in the Kingdom in 1962. (Oman didn't abolish slavery until 1970.)

    Many Saudis are, therefore, dark complected. Some complain that they are discriminated against when they visit the United States (especially the South). They look like American Blacks who, of course, almost all have White blood in their genetic histories. I guess the two genetic legacies are meeting somewhere in the middle.

    http://www.gulfinstitute.org/investigation-murder-in-the-palace-saudi-king-salman-said-to-have-murdered-own-son/

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Abolition_of_slavery_timeline
    , @classic explosive
    For filling out a government form, like say, for financial aid, the self-identification of "white" requires "origins in any of the original peoples of Europe, the Middle East, or North Africa." Bedouins definitely originate from the latter two regions, I'm not sure about Hagar. They came to the Arabian Peninsula in the 5th century, so there is a problem of terms I suppose. The Arab-run trade of non-Arab slaves was a palpable theme in popular memory as recently as 70s exploitation/grindhouse movies (w/ Swahili being of Arabic derivation). But this doesn't settle the matter since Arabs have an odd bent toward resembling another race at a glance, with the mustachioed men often compared to Mexicans (who can frequently be part-Arab themselves of course, or conceivably Moorish, who aren't black save for the famous Shakespeare racial easement statute of 1931).

    Particularly with all the sub-Saharan blacks traveling to Mecca in this century, the new school Muslims are starting to identify as honorary blacks (Arabs display a keen sensitivity toward politics and being on the right side of victimhood wars). In my mind it's not so different from John Updike's or Tommy Hilfiger's kid wishing he were black, but we have it on record that Omar Mateen was passing over the soul brothers in Orlando-- or at the very least, aware of behaving so in public.

  23. After the Blutbad in Bavaria and today’s tragic atrocity in Ansbach the krankenwagens have been very busy in Deutschland lately.
    Thanks mama Merkel

  24. @Anonymous
    It seems as though these attacks have followed the rise of Trump

    It looks like more Trump equals more attacks

    That's I will be voting for Hillary

    I like your thinking!!!

    Hillary keeps the peace!

    Like she did in Libya!

    Like she did in Syria!

    Like she does in her own bedroom!

    I’m With HER!!!

  25. @Lot
    Ivy League affirmative action in action. This guy is a tenured professor of philosophy at Yale, and wrote the following for the NY Times:

    So, I say: In America, black lives don’t matter. You say: That is false. I respond, implicitly invoking the correspondence theory of truth: Just look at the rate at which blacks are killed by the police and the rate at which police officers are exculpated. You respond with a number of points: the justice system works; blacks kill one another at tragic rates; the people killed sometimes had questionable backgrounds; if the officer pulled his weapon (for it almost always a man who does the shooting), he had a reason related to enforcing the law, and we must respect that. After I claim that black lives don’t matter in America and you respond with any of the above, one idea becomes clear: We are no longer talking about the same thing. At this point I realize the mistake I’ve made.

    When I claim that black lives don’t matter in America, I mean to say something that to my mind is abundantly clear. Here’s how it works. We live in a liberal democracy that is founded on the sanctity of liberty. This implies that fairness is essential; indeed, that proposition is often explicitly at the heart of many democratic debates. The very idea of democracy reaches back to ancient Greece and is the foundation for our deepest principles concerning human rights. We believe that democracies are superior to other systems of government largely because they intrinsically respect the rights of the men and women who live in them.
     
    If I had first told you that a 10th grader wrote this and got a B+ for it in his AP Government class, you'd probably both believe me and wonder about how bad grade inflation is these days.

    The style itself is awful enough, but every single sentence, if you bother to try to look at it, makes little sense, and every deduction is a non-sequitur.

    I mean to say something that to my mind is abundantly clear.
     
    A dozen words that express no meaning beyond: "I know" or "I am sure." "Abundantly clear" is also a stupid cliche. Clarity is not something that can be "abundant."

    The very idea of democracy reaches back to ancient Greece
     
    This is an important fact to point out because most NY Times readers probably do not know that the Greeks invented democracy.

    founded on the sanctity of liberty. This implies that fairness is essential
     
    No, it does not imply that at all.

    I could go on, but there is no point. This is why we need to tell our Republican state legislatures they need to defund the humanities in state universities. Even dark-red-state public colleges are full of idiots like this.

    Thanks for drawing attention to this silly article.

    In the first place it is based on at least two false premises:

    #1 – Officers are not exculpated in the shooting of blacks at a higher rate than with the shooting of whites. Everyone knows that whites are killed at a higher rate and the treatment of the officers matches the following of the rules or not, except in cases where there is media outrage. That is reserved for blacks, whites who are shot by cops disappear off the face of the earth. Furthermore, “exculpation” is not equal to “no consequences”. There usually are consequences and they can be severe, such as losing your job.

    #2 – the sanctity of liberty has absolutely nothing to do with fairness. It has nothing to do with equal outcomes either.The purpose of the state is to safeguard the property you acquire at liberty, as well as the liberty of your most important property, your own person. To regulate this we have laws. If you violate the laws you can get into trouble. To regulate the laws we have law enforcement. If you do something stupid, like resist arrest, or have a weapon, or a toy that looks like a weapon, or if they can’t see your hands, it is very possible that the people enforcing the laws will kill you.

    Such a killing may be justified or not justified. It almost never leads to a prison term for the officer. If it is justified, that’s the end of the story. If it is not considered justified, the officer is punished. But virtually none of the cases we have been discussing here or on the internet concerning police officers have had any obvious racial, i.e., “fairness” component.

    • Replies: @Anonymous
    I totally believe you, but do you happen to have a citation about the rate of exoneration of cops by race of people they shoot? It would be very useful!
    Thanks.
  26. anonymous • Disclaimer says:

    “Hillary keeps the peace!”

    What did she say?

    Clinton on Qaddafi: “We came, we saw, he died”:

    “We came, we saw, he died,” she joked when told of news reports of Qaddafi’s death by an aide in between formal interviews.

    Smells like world peace! Someone put this woman in charge of all those UAVs; there’s some real killing to be done.

    • Replies: @Anonymous
    Did you see the video, "Hillary is Evil (remix)" posted in Comment 10? If not, watch it starting at 14 seconds.

    https://m.youtube.com/watch?ebc=ANyPxKoVnWOb6mB900vUJ-x3ILmkbaLzEElZ5rResoTI0V-hXU5pI6ehpuHbt32wz8Y_0FJGEWoh&v=vqYJRc0TJkQ
  27. It seems that Syria is not sending their best…

  28. Marine Le Pen of France speaks to this subject, the subject of this post:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=Cz4AjgPwPvk

    • Replies: @Old fogey
    Many thanks for the link, Trelane. Le Pen seems to be a combination of Farage and Trump.
  29. Here’s a bizarre story from Britain:

    http://www.theguardian.com/politics/2016/jul/24/boris-johnson-foreign-secretary-criticised-munich-shooting-islamist-terrorists

    Boris Johnson rebuked for blaming Munich shooting on terrorists


    The foreign secretary, Boris Johnson, was urged to avoid passing politically sensitive judgments on world events until he was in full possession of the facts after he prematurely blamed Islamist terrorists for the killings in Munich on Friday.

    Johnson made his remarks before the identity of the killer – an 18-year-old German citizen of Iranian descent who was obsessed with mass slaughter – had been known.

    Tom Brake, the Liberal Democrat foreign affairs spokesman, told the Guardian: “Just days into his new role, Boris demonstrates again why it was a huge gamble appointing him. The off-the-cuff remark may suit Have I Got News for You, but it doesn’t the tragedy in Munich. In future, Boris needs to hold his tongue until he is in full possession of the facts. There is too much as stake.”

    shouting allah u akbar while shooting kids in a McDonalds apparently doesn’t rise to the level of terrorism in some people’s eyes

    this is madness

    reminds me of Theodore Dalyrymple observation:

    “In my study of communist societies, I came to the conclusion that the purpose of communist propaganda was not to persuade or convince, not to inform, but to humiliate; and therefore, the less it corresponded to reality the better. When people are forced to remain silent when they are being told the most obvious lies, or even worse when they are forced to repeat the lies themselves, they lose once and for all their sense of probity. To assent to obvious lies is…in some small way to become evil oneself. One’s standing to resist anything is thus eroded, and even destroyed. A society of emasculated liars is easy to control. I think if you examine political correctness, it has the same effect and is intended to.”

    • Replies: @Anonymous
    "There is too much as stake.”

    And what exactly might that be? Completing the process of making Europe completely multicultural?
  30. @greysquirrell
    I know you are being sarcastic here but I till got to say : since when is a Syrian a p.o.c (people of color) . Having lived in the MidEast, I know Arabs would be quite insulted if you referred to them as p.o.c.

    This is true. They are not fans of the brothers.

  31. @greysquirrell
    I know you are being sarcastic here but I till got to say : since when is a Syrian a p.o.c (people of color) . Having lived in the MidEast, I know Arabs would be quite insulted if you referred to them as p.o.c.

    Those are the ones who haven’t been marinated in American racial theory and victimhood cult. While obviously whiteness is not entirely socially constructed (contrary to postmodern SJW theory), it is socially constructed to a large degree. So people whom any Zambian tribesman would consider white are considered nonwhite in the bizarre US context.

    • Replies: @greysquirrell
    Not calling them P.O.C does not automatically mean they are White. White traditionally has referred to European peoples only , this was the thinking in the Arabian Gulf also (when I lived over there) .
    , @Jefferson
    " So people whom any Zambian tribesman would consider white are considered nonwhite in the bizarre US context."

    A lot of Zambians are so Black that they have a blueish complexion. So even George Zimmerman would be considered White standing next to these freakishly dark skin people.

    So I don't think The U.S is bizarre for having a less broad definition of White than Zambia.
    , @Jefferson
    " So people whom any Zambian tribesman would consider white are considered nonwhite in the bizarre US context."

    A lot of Zambians are so Black that they have a blueish complexion. So even George Zimmerman would be considered White standing next to these freakishly dark skin people.

    So I don't think The U.S is bizarre for having a less broad definition of White than Zambia.
  32. @greysquirrell
    I know you are being sarcastic here but I till got to say : since when is a Syrian a p.o.c (people of color) . Having lived in the MidEast, I know Arabs would be quite insulted if you referred to them as p.o.c.

    What I have always found interesting is that Americans almost unanimously agree on who fits into which more or less arbitrarily defined racial group/subgroups So we get the surreal spectacle of Americans across the political spectrum saying nonsensical things like “if Obama were white then blah blah blah but he’s black so blah blah blah.” Foreigners must find this baffling.

  33. @anonymous
    "Hillary keeps the peace!"

    What did she say?

    Clinton on Qaddafi: "We came, we saw, he died":


    "We came, we saw, he died," she joked when told of news reports of Qaddafi's death by an aide in between formal interviews.

     

    Smells like world peace! Someone put this woman in charge of all those UAVs; there's some real killing to be done.

    Did you see the video, “Hillary is Evil (remix)” posted in Comment 10? If not, watch it starting at 14 seconds.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?ebc=ANyPxKoVnWOb6mB900vUJ-x3ILmkbaLzEElZ5rResoTI0V-hXU5pI6ehpuHbt32wz8Y_0FJGEWoh&v=vqYJRc0TJkQ

  34. This just proves we must Let Them All In, all billion-plus Muslims.

    Otherwise, the Muslims who are already here will kill us. As you can see, they don’t deal well with frustration.

    The notion that Muslims only commit terrorism because they’re angry about people believing that Muslims are terrorists always reminded me of that Christmas movie (one of the Miracle on 34th St. remakes maybe? or some TV movie from my childhood) where Santa is dying in the street because nobody believes in him, and people have to declare their belief to bring him back to life. (The difference is that in one case, belief keeps someone alive, and in the other, it gets people killed.)

    Of course, if Santa was real, and parents don’t believe in him, there’s no explanation as to where parents think their kids’ Christmas presents come from. In fact, I think the movie also featured Hillary Clinton tweeting, “Santa Claus has nothing whatsoever to do with presents.”

    • Replies: @classic explosive
    I am 8 years old. Some of my little friends say Islam has something to do with terrorism. Papa says, "If you see it in THE STEVEOSPHERE it’s so." Please tell me the truth; is there a concerted international PR effort to minimize the religious dimension of Diversity Fireworks for the ad-hoc policy objectives of callow globalists (with or without traditional holy bedsheets)?
  35. @jesse helms think-alike
    Here's a bizarre story from Britain:

    http://www.theguardian.com/politics/2016/jul/24/boris-johnson-foreign-secretary-criticised-munich-shooting-islamist-terrorists

    Boris Johnson rebuked for blaming Munich shooting on terrorists


    The foreign secretary, Boris Johnson, was urged to avoid passing politically sensitive judgments on world events until he was in full possession of the facts after he prematurely blamed Islamist terrorists for the killings in Munich on Friday.

    Johnson made his remarks before the identity of the killer – an 18-year-old German citizen of Iranian descent who was obsessed with mass slaughter – had been known.
    ...

    Tom Brake, the Liberal Democrat foreign affairs spokesman, told the Guardian: “Just days into his new role, Boris demonstrates again why it was a huge gamble appointing him. The off-the-cuff remark may suit Have I Got News for You, but it doesn’t the tragedy in Munich. In future, Boris needs to hold his tongue until he is in full possession of the facts. There is too much as stake.”

     
    shouting allah u akbar while shooting kids in a McDonalds apparently doesn't rise to the level of terrorism in some people's eyes

    this is madness

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-qR0Uke2XNI

    reminds me of Theodore Dalyrymple observation:

    “In my study of communist societies, I came to the conclusion that the purpose of communist propaganda was not to persuade or convince, not to inform, but to humiliate; and therefore, the less it corresponded to reality the better. When people are forced to remain silent when they are being told the most obvious lies, or even worse when they are forced to repeat the lies themselves, they lose once and for all their sense of probity. To assent to obvious lies is...in some small way to become evil oneself. One's standing to resist anything is thus eroded, and even destroyed. A society of emasculated liars is easy to control. I think if you examine political correctness, it has the same effect and is intended to.”
     

    “There is too much as stake.”

    And what exactly might that be? Completing the process of making Europe completely multicultural?

  36. Gatecrashing an event which doesn’t want you, gatecrashing a nation whose people don’t want you, can you see a common pattern here?

  37. @Anonymous
    It seems as though these attacks have followed the rise of Trump

    It looks like more Trump equals more attacks

    That's I will be voting for Hillary

    That’s some good logic there.

    The only place you ever see a fire, there seems to be a fire truck at the scene. Probably should outlaw fire trucks so we don’t have any more fires.

    • Replies: @ben tillman

    That’s some good logic there.

    The only place you ever see a fire, there seems to be a fire truck at the scene. Probably should outlaw fire trucks so we don’t have any more fires.
     
    Same thing with cholesterol.
  38. @AndrewR
    That guy shouldn't be teaching high school, let alone Yale.

    The rot at the core of American academia has been evident for a very long time. Why has there not been a serious movement to defund the humanities?

    Why has there not been a serious movement to defund the humanities?

    We need a movement to restore the humanities. Pseudo-scholarship is defeated by real scholarship, academic hacks are defeated by profound thinkers, and error is driven out by truth (especially when the truth tellers have balls).

    There is nothing more difficult or more valuable than the mastery of philosophy. It is vastly more important than, say, STEM. Any reasonably intelligent and workmanlike person can be trained to be an engineer. It takes a man of uncommon brilliance and courage to be a philosopher.

    If the humanities departments were actually in the hands of real scholar-warriors, tripe like this would never be published. It infuriates me to no end to see what passes for philosophy today, but I am equally annoyed by those who roundly denigrate the whole subject without, apparently, caring that it is the brother of religion and the father of art, science, and civilization.

    • Agree: Cryptogenic
    • Replies: @Lot

    If the humanities departments were actually in the hands of real scholar-warriors,
     
    Never gonna happen. I don't like the idea of writing off public universities, but we have limited resources and humanities departments are the last place we'd prevail, they are 80% or more hard left. The best thing to do is always vote against public education unless it is some nice suburb with a conservative school board.

    There are plenty of humanities scholars outside of universities.
    , @Anonymous
    Humanities and arts are the fields anticipating the rest of society.

    If a society is going to sink far in masochism, humanities and arts are the fields where that'll be seen first.

    The same was in the 19th century, with the idolification of race and racial differences, and the force of the state as a fascist state (That's what a lot of German philosophy in that century was about... laying the bases for fascism).

    Alas, more and more people are going to "think" like who passes as "philosophers" now.
    , @CCZ
    Good examples of the humanities that may deserve defunding:

    https://twitter.com/RealPeerReview

    And a fantastic take on politically correct education:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iKcWu0tsiZM
    , @Jack D
    Sometimes a structure is so infested with termites that all you can do is burn it down and start fresh. Given the current processes for granting tenure, etc. , leftism in universities is self perpetuating and it will be difficult to root out from within.
    , @Clyde
    I am a philosopher. Or more accurately, a philosophizer.
  39. June 12: Orlando – 49 dead, 53 injured
    July 14: Nice – 84 dead, 308 injured
    July 18: Wurzburg – 5 injured
    July 22: Munich – 9 dead, 35 injured
    July 24: Reutlingen – 2 dead (incl. unborn child), 2 injured
    July 24: Ansbach – 12 injured

    It’s been an impressive six weeks for the Religion Of Peace ™. This may be a fluke, but it’s hard to argue that the pace of attacks isn’t picking up substantially.

    • Replies: @Lot
    That's just in the USA and Western Europe. There is also the daily murders in Syria and Iraq, and plenty of honor killings everywhere.
    , @reiner Tor
    It's important to note that the Munich massacre was probably just a Sandy Hook type garden variety school shooting. Where people of color (including MENA and South Asia) are also highly overrepresented.
    , @CJ
    From the comments at Vox Popoli:

    [0000] Days Since Last Islamic Attack

    , @dearieme
    And there was the stabbing in the French Alps: three injured.
    , @AndrewR
    You forgot about the attacks in Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Iraq, and at the Turkish airport.
  40. @Trelane
    Preliminary report from the scene:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_D4UVpSoFd0&feature=player_detailpage

    What makes this funnier/more tragic is that this isn’t just some random German police interview- he’s talking about the ax-wielding Afghan child from last week.

    (The officer explains why initial reports put the number of injured at around twenty, even though it turned out only four or five passengers were physically attacked: fourteen passengers were found to be in shock, so they were counted among the injured. Germans…)

  41. @Anonymous
    Maybe if white people in general (and white conservative men) specifically treated People of Color with respect his crap wouldn't happen

    I think we white males sometimes forget who enslaved, colonized, and perpetrated the crusades.

    The truth is (and we all in are heart of hearts know this) that the reason for our current troubles is resistance to change by conservative white men

    People of Color (and humane whites) know the stakes. We also know we have the numbers


    This is why Clinton will defeat Trump decisively

    Are you Compassionate Oregonian from SBPDL? ‘Cuz yer crackin’ me up here.

  42. @Anonymous
    Maybe if white people in general (and white conservative men) specifically treated People of Color with respect his crap wouldn't happen

    I think we white males sometimes forget who enslaved, colonized, and perpetrated the crusades.

    The truth is (and we all in are heart of hearts know this) that the reason for our current troubles is resistance to change by conservative white men

    People of Color (and humane whites) know the stakes. We also know we have the numbers


    This is why Clinton will defeat Trump decisively

    Stay frosty, troops.

    “Brett Fiedler Jones” (not its real name) is one of those Hers-bara folks upon whom our host posted earlier today.

    Or a hilarious goofball whom I’d buy a drink. “In our heart of hearts” indeed. Sir, hand in your man card!

    • Replies: @Buffalo Joe
    Orlion, Did our newest pest forget the hyphen in his name. Shouldn't that be Fielder-Jones? I think we should vote to allow one troll, like a pet and after this week, when the DNC will be visiting often choose our resident troll. I'm leaning toward our rescue-troll, Tiny Duck.
  43. the copout for german pols and media is that no germans got killed. Btw, merkel is not ‘corageous’, she always slavishly follows the US lede. And selfishly burdens the german nation with the fallout

  44. @greysquirrell
    I know you are being sarcastic here but I till got to say : since when is a Syrian a p.o.c (people of color) . Having lived in the MidEast, I know Arabs would be quite insulted if you referred to them as p.o.c.

    The common American definition of white are the historic peoples of Europe and the lighter-skinned Christian, Jewish, and irreligious MENAs. So that includes Steve Jobs and Jerry Seinfeld, but not 90% of Syrians.

    The definition may not be perfect, but it does not have to be.

  45. @Wilkey
    June 12: Orlando - 49 dead, 53 injured
    July 14: Nice - 84 dead, 308 injured
    July 18: Wurzburg - 5 injured
    July 22: Munich - 9 dead, 35 injured
    July 24: Reutlingen - 2 dead (incl. unborn child), 2 injured
    July 24: Ansbach - 12 injured


    It's been an impressive six weeks for the Religion Of Peace (tm). This may be a fluke, but it's hard to argue that the pace of attacks isn't picking up substantially.

    That’s just in the USA and Western Europe. There is also the daily murders in Syria and Iraq, and plenty of honor killings everywhere.

    • Replies: @Wilkey
    Indeed. The Wikipedia page on terrorist incidents list 218 for the month of June and 149 (so far) for the month of July, the vast majority not in the West. Those pages include incidents such as the Dallas cop killings, but overwhelmingly they are committed by Islamic extremists.

    What the Munich shootings point to should disturb us even more than Islamic terrorism - the probability that these people are just insanely violent by their nature, with their religion being just one excuse for it. It's certainly not unlikely - Africans are violent regardless of the particular religion they belong to. It may be that rather than their religion explaining their violence it's their violent natures which explain their sticking with a backwards, silly 7th Century religion.
    , @Thea
    Thank you for mentioning this as it helps us get a clearer picture. It can't be said enough that these attacks are common in Lebanon and Afghanistan as well as the rest of the Muslim world.

    Lebanon was once a very Western nation. Afghanistan was once Buddist.

    From an hbd point of view Europeans & Afghanis are closer relatives than either are to Africans or Japanese. Someone described them as basically low IQ, suntanned whites. Lebanese also share more similar DNA.

    And yet they were incapable of preventing this.

    Interaction with the West is a problem for Islam but they have some other serious issues.
  46. Lot says:
    @Intelligent Dasein

    Why has there not been a serious movement to defund the humanities?
     
    We need a movement to restore the humanities. Pseudo-scholarship is defeated by real scholarship, academic hacks are defeated by profound thinkers, and error is driven out by truth (especially when the truth tellers have balls).

    There is nothing more difficult or more valuable than the mastery of philosophy. It is vastly more important than, say, STEM. Any reasonably intelligent and workmanlike person can be trained to be an engineer. It takes a man of uncommon brilliance and courage to be a philosopher.

    If the humanities departments were actually in the hands of real scholar-warriors, tripe like this would never be published. It infuriates me to no end to see what passes for philosophy today, but I am equally annoyed by those who roundly denigrate the whole subject without, apparently, caring that it is the brother of religion and the father of art, science, and civilization.

    If the humanities departments were actually in the hands of real scholar-warriors,

    Never gonna happen. I don’t like the idea of writing off public universities, but we have limited resources and humanities departments are the last place we’d prevail, they are 80% or more hard left. The best thing to do is always vote against public education unless it is some nice suburb with a conservative school board.

    There are plenty of humanities scholars outside of universities.

  47. “And then there’s the new machete-chopping by a Syrian refugee in Baden-Württemberg this weekend.”
    Oh man, you’re really no better than the “progressives”.
    The machete murder was related to a relationship. Seems the guy had trouble with a (Polish) girl, so he lost it.
    The bomb attack in Ansbach may have a religious background, but the guy was definitely deranged. He had tried to commit suicide twice before. So, even if (!) there was some religious or political reasoning, we can attribute this one more probably to a mental disorder.
    Unless, of course, you have some better information than anyone else at the moment. Then I suggest you should call the German police & share your info.

    Just like the attack in Munich (which you funnily didn’t even mention here, probably because it doesn’t fit your islamophobe narrative, although the guy was Iranian), where the attacker was severely mentally disturbed.

    The only one of the 4 recent attacks in Germany which can safely be assumed to be religiously motivated was the one on the train. & even there it’s quite probable that the attacker was not right in his head (but, then again: Can religious people be right in their heads?).

    It seems you really suffer from islamophobia which clouds your judgement (or, worse, you’re just spouting stupid right-wing propaganda).

    • LOL: reiner Tor
    • Replies: @wren
    Thank you for injecting some objectivity into this swarm of craziness.

    I hope that when Hillary is coronated she follows Merkel's lead in bringing in hundreds of thousands, or better yet, millions of diverse new people!

    Turks, Iranians, Syrian Arabs, Afghans -- only an islamophobe would think they are not Germans!

    The only thing that unites that group of killers is the stupidity of the idiots who wonder what they are doing in Germany in the first place!!!
    , @grmbl
    Islam Macht Frei
    , @andy russia

    The machete murder was related to a relationship. Seems the guy had trouble with a (Polish) girl, so he lost it.
     
    I'm sure in your (German liberal) mind the fact that she was Polish makes it ok, or less bad.

    The only one of the 4 recent attacks in Germany which can safely be assumed to be religiously motivated was the one on the train. & even there it’s quite probable that the attacker was not right in his head (but, then again: Can religious people be right in their heads?).
     

    It's still a damning indictment of the German immigration policy (or lack thereof.) "All of the attackers were crazies, but hey, at least they're not ISIS!" is a distinction without a difference.

    It seems you really suffer from islamophobia which clouds your judgement
     
    LOL. tumblr and Jezebel are that way ->>>

    and as to "losing it:"

    Last week I saw a patient who had taken an overdose after her boyfriend beat her up. Our dialogue followed a set pattern.
    'And, of course, he sometimes grabs you round the throat and squeezes and tries to strangle you?' I ask.
    'How did you know, doctor?'
    'Because I've heard it practically every day for the last seven years. And you have marks on your neck.' (...)
    'I really think he needs help, doctor.'
    'Why do you say that?'
    'Well when he does it, he changes completely, he becomes another person; his eyes stare; it's like he has a fit. I really think he can't help it; he's got no control over it.'
    'Would he do it in front of me, now, in this room?'
    'No, of course not.'
    'Then he can help it, can't he?'

    --Dalrymple, "Life at the Bottom"
     

    , @Dumbo
    Regardless if they did it because of religion, martyrdom or because they were just crazy, the fact is that those are screwed-up people who should never have been let in. Bringing in a million of them is more than madness, seems even an act done on purpose to turn local people against migrants. Or maybe Soros is getting senile and overplayed his hand?
    , @5371
    (This comment is not addressed to you, an idiot troll. It's addressed to any normal person who may have happened to read yours.)
    Nothing that the German police had to check with their political masters before saying should be taken seriously. The ethnicity of the vermin who committed these crimes already tells us all we need to know.
    , @Buffalo Joe
    Bossel, maybe, I will check later with my Psychologist daughter, the fact that these attackers could not, would not, assimilate into society, added to their mental problems. We see in France that immigrants, from their former colonies refuse to assimilate, even though they have the advantage of speaking French.
    , @Wilkey
    "So, even if (!) there was some religious or political reasoning, we can attribute this one more probably to a mental disorder."

    It's funny how many people from Islamic countries appear to have mental disorders.

    Frankly I don't care what drives their madness and their violence. I don't want them here.
    , @German_reader
    You have a point about the Munich shooter (just your typical teenage nutcase...apparently he admired previous German spree killers like Robert Steinhäuser and Tim Kretschmer and even went on a sort of pilgrimage to Winnenden, the site of Kretschmer's 2009 rampage), and probably about the knife killer in Reutlingen as well. But the Ansbach bombing is definitely Islamist terrorism, no doubt about it. Doesn't matter if the guy was somewhat deranged (I suppose many suicide bombers are), he explicitly stated he wanted to kill Germans as enemies of Islam, and referred to IS as his inspiration.
  48. White Death update:

    https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2016/jul/24/counterfeit-prescription-pills-laced-deadly-opioid-fentanyl

    Chinese drug companies are making and selling counterfeit prescription opioids to drug cartel-operated companies in Mexico, and then smuggling, selling, and poisoning drug addicted mostly-white Americans.

    • Replies: @wren
    Don't tell Trump.

    Mexicans working with Chinese to kill white Americans?

    Renegotiate!
  49. Thank you for injecting some objectivity into this swarm of craziness.

    I hope that when Hillary is coronated she follows Merkel’s lead in bringing in hundreds of thousands, or better yet, millions of diverse new people!

    Turks, Iranians, Syrian Arabs, Afghans — only an islamophobe would think they are not Germans!

  50. @Lot
    White Death update:

    https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2016/jul/24/counterfeit-prescription-pills-laced-deadly-opioid-fentanyl

    Chinese drug companies are making and selling counterfeit prescription opioids to drug cartel-operated companies in Mexico, and then smuggling, selling, and poisoning drug addicted mostly-white Americans.

    Don’t tell Trump.

    Mexicans working with Chinese to kill white Americans?

    Renegotiate!

  51. @bossel
    "And then there’s the new machete-chopping by a Syrian refugee in Baden-Württemberg this weekend."
    Oh man, you're really no better than the "progressives".
    The machete murder was related to a relationship. Seems the guy had trouble with a (Polish) girl, so he lost it.
    The bomb attack in Ansbach may have a religious background, but the guy was definitely deranged. He had tried to commit suicide twice before. So, even if (!) there was some religious or political reasoning, we can attribute this one more probably to a mental disorder.
    Unless, of course, you have some better information than anyone else at the moment. Then I suggest you should call the German police & share your info.

    Just like the attack in Munich (which you funnily didn't even mention here, probably because it doesn't fit your islamophobe narrative, although the guy was Iranian), where the attacker was severely mentally disturbed.

    The only one of the 4 recent attacks in Germany which can safely be assumed to be religiously motivated was the one on the train. & even there it's quite probable that the attacker was not right in his head (but, then again: Can religious people be right in their heads?).

    It seems you really suffer from islamophobia which clouds your judgement (or, worse, you're just spouting stupid right-wing propaganda).

    Thank you for injecting some objectivity into this swarm of craziness.

    I hope that when Hillary is coronated she follows Merkel’s lead in bringing in hundreds of thousands, or better yet, millions of diverse new people!

    Turks, Iranians, Syrian Arabs, Afghans — only an islamophobe would think they are not Germans!

    The only thing that unites that group of killers is the stupidity of the idiots who wonder what they are doing in Germany in the first place!!!

  52. Anonymous • Disclaimer says:
    @The most deplorable one
    Tiny D*ck, is that you?

    “If we broke up the big banks tomorrow,” Mrs. Clinton asked the audience of black, white and Hispanic union members, “would that end racism? Would that end sexism? Would that end discrimination against the L.G.B.T. community?,” she said, using an abbreviation for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender. “Would that make people feel more welcoming to immigrants overnight?”

    At each question, the crowd called back with a resounding no.

    I agree with you. Clinton and her financial plutocratic apparatus have placed all her hopes in the <85 IQ demographics. You can hardly argue that's a wise choice.
    <85 IQ are a godsend for the Bernays/Littman-inspired policy-makers.
    Yes, Hillary has chances to win thanks to these people.

  53. @Wilkey
    June 12: Orlando - 49 dead, 53 injured
    July 14: Nice - 84 dead, 308 injured
    July 18: Wurzburg - 5 injured
    July 22: Munich - 9 dead, 35 injured
    July 24: Reutlingen - 2 dead (incl. unborn child), 2 injured
    July 24: Ansbach - 12 injured


    It's been an impressive six weeks for the Religion Of Peace (tm). This may be a fluke, but it's hard to argue that the pace of attacks isn't picking up substantially.

    It’s important to note that the Munich massacre was probably just a Sandy Hook type garden variety school shooting. Where people of color (including MENA and South Asia) are also highly overrepresented.

    • Replies: @Peter Akuleyev
    What is interesting about the Munich massacre is that the killer was apparently bullied by Turkish and Arab kids in school. He was supposedly targeting victims that looked "Islamic". This massacre goes to a deeper point - beyond the superficial threat of Islamic terrorism, immigration is profoundly distorting German society and adding a whole new layer of bitter ethnic grievances to a continent that had plenty of ethnic grievances before all the Muslims immigrants began showing up. Whether this kid was a "terrorist" or not, sensible people should see this as evidence that immigration is not working.
  54. Anonymous • Disclaimer says:
    @Intelligent Dasein

    Why has there not been a serious movement to defund the humanities?
     
    We need a movement to restore the humanities. Pseudo-scholarship is defeated by real scholarship, academic hacks are defeated by profound thinkers, and error is driven out by truth (especially when the truth tellers have balls).

    There is nothing more difficult or more valuable than the mastery of philosophy. It is vastly more important than, say, STEM. Any reasonably intelligent and workmanlike person can be trained to be an engineer. It takes a man of uncommon brilliance and courage to be a philosopher.

    If the humanities departments were actually in the hands of real scholar-warriors, tripe like this would never be published. It infuriates me to no end to see what passes for philosophy today, but I am equally annoyed by those who roundly denigrate the whole subject without, apparently, caring that it is the brother of religion and the father of art, science, and civilization.

    Humanities and arts are the fields anticipating the rest of society.

    If a society is going to sink far in masochism, humanities and arts are the fields where that’ll be seen first.

    The same was in the 19th century, with the idolification of race and racial differences, and the force of the state as a fascist state (That’s what a lot of German philosophy in that century was about… laying the bases for fascism).

    Alas, more and more people are going to “think” like who passes as “philosophers” now.

  55. @Anonymous
    Maybe if white people in general (and white conservative men) specifically treated People of Color with respect his crap wouldn't happen

    I think we white males sometimes forget who enslaved, colonized, and perpetrated the crusades.

    The truth is (and we all in are heart of hearts know this) that the reason for our current troubles is resistance to change by conservative white men

    People of Color (and humane whites) know the stakes. We also know we have the numbers


    This is why Clinton will defeat Trump decisively

    “humane whites”???? Oxymoron much?

  56. @SPMoore8
    Thanks for drawing attention to this silly article.

    In the first place it is based on at least two false premises:

    #1 - Officers are not exculpated in the shooting of blacks at a higher rate than with the shooting of whites. Everyone knows that whites are killed at a higher rate and the treatment of the officers matches the following of the rules or not, except in cases where there is media outrage. That is reserved for blacks, whites who are shot by cops disappear off the face of the earth. Furthermore, "exculpation" is not equal to "no consequences". There usually are consequences and they can be severe, such as losing your job.

    #2 - the sanctity of liberty has absolutely nothing to do with fairness. It has nothing to do with equal outcomes either.The purpose of the state is to safeguard the property you acquire at liberty, as well as the liberty of your most important property, your own person. To regulate this we have laws. If you violate the laws you can get into trouble. To regulate the laws we have law enforcement. If you do something stupid, like resist arrest, or have a weapon, or a toy that looks like a weapon, or if they can't see your hands, it is very possible that the people enforcing the laws will kill you.

    Such a killing may be justified or not justified. It almost never leads to a prison term for the officer. If it is justified, that's the end of the story. If it is not considered justified, the officer is punished. But virtually none of the cases we have been discussing here or on the internet concerning police officers have had any obvious racial, i.e., "fairness" component.

    I totally believe you, but do you happen to have a citation about the rate of exoneration of cops by race of people they shoot? It would be very useful!
    Thanks.

    • Replies: @Spmoore8
    Sorry, I don't have such a cite handy. More relevant is whether the professor has one, since he's the one making the claim.

    What I do know is that officers are rarely indicted, which is only fair given what they do. Unfortunately #BLM has this idea that officers will be arrested perp walked jailed tried found guilty and sentenced to prison like everyone else. Well, no. Even so, I can think of several officers indicted for murder in the past four years for killing blacks but only one for killing a white person, that cop was eventually acquitted and then lost her job.

    Exoneration is a slippery term since it implies that nothing happens to the officer who kills an unarmed suspect and/or uses excessive force. That is not the case.
  57. @bossel
    "And then there’s the new machete-chopping by a Syrian refugee in Baden-Württemberg this weekend."
    Oh man, you're really no better than the "progressives".
    The machete murder was related to a relationship. Seems the guy had trouble with a (Polish) girl, so he lost it.
    The bomb attack in Ansbach may have a religious background, but the guy was definitely deranged. He had tried to commit suicide twice before. So, even if (!) there was some religious or political reasoning, we can attribute this one more probably to a mental disorder.
    Unless, of course, you have some better information than anyone else at the moment. Then I suggest you should call the German police & share your info.

    Just like the attack in Munich (which you funnily didn't even mention here, probably because it doesn't fit your islamophobe narrative, although the guy was Iranian), where the attacker was severely mentally disturbed.

    The only one of the 4 recent attacks in Germany which can safely be assumed to be religiously motivated was the one on the train. & even there it's quite probable that the attacker was not right in his head (but, then again: Can religious people be right in their heads?).

    It seems you really suffer from islamophobia which clouds your judgement (or, worse, you're just spouting stupid right-wing propaganda).

    Islam Macht Frei

    • Replies: @andy russia
    They'll invite 2 million more Muzzies. That'll show Putin! Ah, to be German...
  58. @bossel
    "And then there’s the new machete-chopping by a Syrian refugee in Baden-Württemberg this weekend."
    Oh man, you're really no better than the "progressives".
    The machete murder was related to a relationship. Seems the guy had trouble with a (Polish) girl, so he lost it.
    The bomb attack in Ansbach may have a religious background, but the guy was definitely deranged. He had tried to commit suicide twice before. So, even if (!) there was some religious or political reasoning, we can attribute this one more probably to a mental disorder.
    Unless, of course, you have some better information than anyone else at the moment. Then I suggest you should call the German police & share your info.

    Just like the attack in Munich (which you funnily didn't even mention here, probably because it doesn't fit your islamophobe narrative, although the guy was Iranian), where the attacker was severely mentally disturbed.

    The only one of the 4 recent attacks in Germany which can safely be assumed to be religiously motivated was the one on the train. & even there it's quite probable that the attacker was not right in his head (but, then again: Can religious people be right in their heads?).

    It seems you really suffer from islamophobia which clouds your judgement (or, worse, you're just spouting stupid right-wing propaganda).

    The machete murder was related to a relationship. Seems the guy had trouble with a (Polish) girl, so he lost it.

    I’m sure in your (German liberal) mind the fact that she was Polish makes it ok, or less bad.

    The only one of the 4 recent attacks in Germany which can safely be assumed to be religiously motivated was the one on the train. & even there it’s quite probable that the attacker was not right in his head (but, then again: Can religious people be right in their heads?).

    It’s still a damning indictment of the German immigration policy (or lack thereof.) “All of the attackers were crazies, but hey, at least they’re not ISIS!” is a distinction without a difference.

    It seems you really suffer from islamophobia which clouds your judgement

    LOL. tumblr and Jezebel are that way ->>>

    and as to “losing it:”

    Last week I saw a patient who had taken an overdose after her boyfriend beat her up. Our dialogue followed a set pattern.
    ‘And, of course, he sometimes grabs you round the throat and squeezes and tries to strangle you?’ I ask.
    ‘How did you know, doctor?’
    ‘Because I’ve heard it practically every day for the last seven years. And you have marks on your neck.’ (…)
    ‘I really think he needs help, doctor.’
    ‘Why do you say that?’
    ‘Well when he does it, he changes completely, he becomes another person; his eyes stare; it’s like he has a fit. I really think he can’t help it; he’s got no control over it.’
    ‘Would he do it in front of me, now, in this room?’
    ‘No, of course not.’
    ‘Then he can help it, can’t he?’

    –Dalrymple, “Life at the Bottom”

  59. Maybe the Merkel Youth can get little uniforms with kerchiefs like certain previous German youth movements. Certainly both are in the service of a kind of death cult.

  60. @Wilkey
    June 12: Orlando - 49 dead, 53 injured
    July 14: Nice - 84 dead, 308 injured
    July 18: Wurzburg - 5 injured
    July 22: Munich - 9 dead, 35 injured
    July 24: Reutlingen - 2 dead (incl. unborn child), 2 injured
    July 24: Ansbach - 12 injured


    It's been an impressive six weeks for the Religion Of Peace (tm). This may be a fluke, but it's hard to argue that the pace of attacks isn't picking up substantially.

    From the comments at Vox Popoli:

    [0000] Days Since Last Islamic Attack

  61. @bossel
    "And then there’s the new machete-chopping by a Syrian refugee in Baden-Württemberg this weekend."
    Oh man, you're really no better than the "progressives".
    The machete murder was related to a relationship. Seems the guy had trouble with a (Polish) girl, so he lost it.
    The bomb attack in Ansbach may have a religious background, but the guy was definitely deranged. He had tried to commit suicide twice before. So, even if (!) there was some religious or political reasoning, we can attribute this one more probably to a mental disorder.
    Unless, of course, you have some better information than anyone else at the moment. Then I suggest you should call the German police & share your info.

    Just like the attack in Munich (which you funnily didn't even mention here, probably because it doesn't fit your islamophobe narrative, although the guy was Iranian), where the attacker was severely mentally disturbed.

    The only one of the 4 recent attacks in Germany which can safely be assumed to be religiously motivated was the one on the train. & even there it's quite probable that the attacker was not right in his head (but, then again: Can religious people be right in their heads?).

    It seems you really suffer from islamophobia which clouds your judgement (or, worse, you're just spouting stupid right-wing propaganda).

    Regardless if they did it because of religion, martyrdom or because they were just crazy, the fact is that those are screwed-up people who should never have been let in. Bringing in a million of them is more than madness, seems even an act done on purpose to turn local people against migrants. Or maybe Soros is getting senile and overplayed his hand?

  62. @reiner Tor
    It's important to note that the Munich massacre was probably just a Sandy Hook type garden variety school shooting. Where people of color (including MENA and South Asia) are also highly overrepresented.

    What is interesting about the Munich massacre is that the killer was apparently bullied by Turkish and Arab kids in school. He was supposedly targeting victims that looked “Islamic”. This massacre goes to a deeper point – beyond the superficial threat of Islamic terrorism, immigration is profoundly distorting German society and adding a whole new layer of bitter ethnic grievances to a continent that had plenty of ethnic grievances before all the Muslims immigrants began showing up. Whether this kid was a “terrorist” or not, sensible people should see this as evidence that immigration is not working.

    • Replies: @andy russia

    What is interesting about the Munich massacre is that the killer was apparently bullied by Turkish and Arab kids in school.
     
    I'm sure he was. In the video, he speaks clean, middle-class German. So much German I know, to tell "normal" German from what the kind of German the Muzzie underclass speaks.

    This is the real racism: people who want to "integrate," aren't allowed to, while race agitators and those who are only after gibs, get all the benefit of the doubt. The Gerries tried that with repatriated Volga Germans, too, back when there was a three-track school system, they would send Volga German kids in the sh**iest schools.

    It's like a huge conspiracy of the top with the bottom against the middle. Because, of course, someone who listens to gangsta rap and who can't form a sentence without saying "Hurensohn" once, is no competition. But hey, at least he's "authentic," and it's important to be authentic.

    PS As a Joo I shouldn't say that, and my exposure to various kinds of Muzzie is limited, but IMO Iranians are the okayest as far as Muslims go.

  63. Anonymous • Disclaimer says:

    Have you heard about the Qandeel Baluch case Steve? Probably not much more than a footnote compared to other recent events, but gloomily predictable, and renewed confirmation (as if it were needed) of the utterly, incomprehensibly alien nature of Pakistani society (if you can call it that). Pakistan is the black hole at the heart of the world island – nothing good comes out of it, only bad.

    • Replies: @PiltdownMan

    Have you heard about the Qandeel Baluch case Steve?
     
    OT:

    The late 26 year old Pakistani social media twerking star who was murdered by her brother ten days ago has had her Facebook and Instagram accounts scrubbed.

    She appears to have been from a rustic, poor and traditional Pakistani background, and yet seems to have actively thumbed her nose at all that, judging by her twitter and youtube accounts, which are what remain of her online presence.

    https://twitter.com/qandeelquebee

    She was self-made and financially successful, supporting 11 siblings, but was strangled by a drug addict brother who wished to rescue the family's "honor" and relieve her parents of "pain." Her parents are on record saying they want their son shot.

    A tragedy, from an incomprehensibly cruel moral framework. The only silver lining is that the parents don't approve of the murder and are heartbroken, in a change from the usual story of this sort.

    http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-36823098

    Note: The video linked below may autoplay.

    https://www.facebook.com/BBCAsianNetwork/videos/10157253515000381/

    https://www.youtube.com/user/qandeelbalouch
  64. @grmbl
    Islam Macht Frei

    They’ll invite 2 million more Muzzies. That’ll show Putin! Ah, to be German…

  65. According to the BBC World service “It’s difficult to see what links these attacks in Germany”

    Really?

    • Replies: @berserker
    Initial BBC headline: Syrian migrant dies in German blast.
    http://archive.is/4MSwt

    - It has now been changed.
  66. @bossel
    "And then there’s the new machete-chopping by a Syrian refugee in Baden-Württemberg this weekend."
    Oh man, you're really no better than the "progressives".
    The machete murder was related to a relationship. Seems the guy had trouble with a (Polish) girl, so he lost it.
    The bomb attack in Ansbach may have a religious background, but the guy was definitely deranged. He had tried to commit suicide twice before. So, even if (!) there was some religious or political reasoning, we can attribute this one more probably to a mental disorder.
    Unless, of course, you have some better information than anyone else at the moment. Then I suggest you should call the German police & share your info.

    Just like the attack in Munich (which you funnily didn't even mention here, probably because it doesn't fit your islamophobe narrative, although the guy was Iranian), where the attacker was severely mentally disturbed.

    The only one of the 4 recent attacks in Germany which can safely be assumed to be religiously motivated was the one on the train. & even there it's quite probable that the attacker was not right in his head (but, then again: Can religious people be right in their heads?).

    It seems you really suffer from islamophobia which clouds your judgement (or, worse, you're just spouting stupid right-wing propaganda).

    (This comment is not addressed to you, an idiot troll. It’s addressed to any normal person who may have happened to read yours.)
    Nothing that the German police had to check with their political masters before saying should be taken seriously. The ethnicity of the vermin who committed these crimes already tells us all we need to know.

  67. @Peter Akuleyev
    What is interesting about the Munich massacre is that the killer was apparently bullied by Turkish and Arab kids in school. He was supposedly targeting victims that looked "Islamic". This massacre goes to a deeper point - beyond the superficial threat of Islamic terrorism, immigration is profoundly distorting German society and adding a whole new layer of bitter ethnic grievances to a continent that had plenty of ethnic grievances before all the Muslims immigrants began showing up. Whether this kid was a "terrorist" or not, sensible people should see this as evidence that immigration is not working.

    What is interesting about the Munich massacre is that the killer was apparently bullied by Turkish and Arab kids in school.

    I’m sure he was. In the video, he speaks clean, middle-class German. So much German I know, to tell “normal” German from what the kind of German the Muzzie underclass speaks.

    This is the real racism: people who want to “integrate,” aren’t allowed to, while race agitators and those who are only after gibs, get all the benefit of the doubt. The Gerries tried that with repatriated Volga Germans, too, back when there was a three-track school system, they would send Volga German kids in the sh**iest schools.

    It’s like a huge conspiracy of the top with the bottom against the middle. Because, of course, someone who listens to gangsta rap and who can’t form a sentence without saying “Hurensohn” once, is no competition. But hey, at least he’s “authentic,” and it’s important to be authentic.

    PS As a Joo I shouldn’t say that, and my exposure to various kinds of Muzzie is limited, but IMO Iranians are the okayest as far as Muslims go.

    • Replies: @andy russia
    needless to say, none of this is intended as an excuse for the sick act. My point is about the liberal duplicity (of the kind which has been noted by Dalrymple wrt English white underclass.)
    , @Former Darfur
    PS As a Joo I shouldn’t say that, and my exposure to various kinds of Muzzie is limited, but IMO Iranians are the okayest as far as Muslims go.

    As Steve has commented and as I have personally experienced many Iranian Jews live in the US and go back to Iran for visits with zero fear in doing so. And everyone I know who has visited both countries, even if they are Jewish, will tell you Iran is probably a more pleasant vacation spot than Israel so long as you can behave properly. Iranians will give Americans who visit the pro forma denunciation, and after that are perfectly civilized...some will invariably ask, "can I get visa??"
    , @anon
    He still speaks with a noticable accent. Btw. the guy wasn't middle class, he just happened to be a minority Iranian and Shiite in an area dominated by Turks and Arabs.

    Your "knowledge" of Germany isn't really as much as you claim.
    , @iSteveFan
    So an Iranian kid was being bullied by Turks and Arabs in Germany. Seems to be something that was totally preventable. Why import such problems?
  68. @andy russia

    What is interesting about the Munich massacre is that the killer was apparently bullied by Turkish and Arab kids in school.
     
    I'm sure he was. In the video, he speaks clean, middle-class German. So much German I know, to tell "normal" German from what the kind of German the Muzzie underclass speaks.

    This is the real racism: people who want to "integrate," aren't allowed to, while race agitators and those who are only after gibs, get all the benefit of the doubt. The Gerries tried that with repatriated Volga Germans, too, back when there was a three-track school system, they would send Volga German kids in the sh**iest schools.

    It's like a huge conspiracy of the top with the bottom against the middle. Because, of course, someone who listens to gangsta rap and who can't form a sentence without saying "Hurensohn" once, is no competition. But hey, at least he's "authentic," and it's important to be authentic.

    PS As a Joo I shouldn't say that, and my exposure to various kinds of Muzzie is limited, but IMO Iranians are the okayest as far as Muslims go.

    needless to say, none of this is intended as an excuse for the sick act. My point is about the liberal duplicity (of the kind which has been noted by Dalrymple wrt English white underclass.)

  69. @greysquirrell
    I know you are being sarcastic here but I till got to say : since when is a Syrian a p.o.c (people of color) . Having lived in the MidEast, I know Arabs would be quite insulted if you referred to them as p.o.c.

    Many Saudis, including many royals, have Black blood in their genetic histories. Hence, they are People of Color. Their mothers were Black slaves. In other cases, Blacks achieved high status in Saudi society when Black slave children were brought into the palaces to act as playmates for Saudi children. Slavery was only outlawed in the Kingdom in 1962. (Oman didn’t abolish slavery until 1970.)

    Many Saudis are, therefore, dark complected. Some complain that they are discriminated against when they visit the United States (especially the South). They look like American Blacks who, of course, almost all have White blood in their genetic histories. I guess the two genetic legacies are meeting somewhere in the middle.

    http://www.gulfinstitute.org/investigation-murder-in-the-palace-saudi-king-salman-said-to-have-murdered-own-son/

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Abolition_of_slavery_timeline

    • Replies: @greysquirrell
    Yes some Saudis, most notably Prince Bandar, does have Black ancestry but it is not the rule. Saudis who form the elite class are very particular about heritage especially when it comes to choosing leaders. There are 'White' Saudis and 'Black' Saudis and Saudis descended from religious pilgrims who stayed behind. The former rules the nation.
  70. @Anonymous
    Have you heard about the Qandeel Baluch case Steve? Probably not much more than a footnote compared to other recent events, but gloomily predictable, and renewed confirmation (as if it were needed) of the utterly, incomprehensibly alien nature of Pakistani society (if you can call it that). Pakistan is the black hole at the heart of the world island - nothing good comes out of it, only bad.

    Have you heard about the Qandeel Baluch case Steve?

    OT:

    The late 26 year old Pakistani social media twerking star who was murdered by her brother ten days ago has had her Facebook and Instagram accounts scrubbed.

    She appears to have been from a rustic, poor and traditional Pakistani background, and yet seems to have actively thumbed her nose at all that, judging by her twitter and youtube accounts, which are what remain of her online presence.

    She was self-made and financially successful, supporting 11 siblings, but was strangled by a drug addict brother who wished to rescue the family’s “honor” and relieve her parents of “pain.” Her parents are on record saying they want their son shot.

    A tragedy, from an incomprehensibly cruel moral framework. The only silver lining is that the parents don’t approve of the murder and are heartbroken, in a change from the usual story of this sort.

    http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-36823098

    Note: The video linked below may autoplay.

    Parents of Qandeel Baloch

    "My heart didn't even suspect that my son would do this to my daughter"The parents of Pakistani social media celebrity Qandeel Baloch, who was murdered by her brother in a so-called 'honour killing', describe their grief and pain at the loss of their daughter

    Posted by BBC Asian Network on Thursday, July 21, 2016

    https://www.youtube.com/user/qandeelbalouch

  71. @andy russia

    What is interesting about the Munich massacre is that the killer was apparently bullied by Turkish and Arab kids in school.
     
    I'm sure he was. In the video, he speaks clean, middle-class German. So much German I know, to tell "normal" German from what the kind of German the Muzzie underclass speaks.

    This is the real racism: people who want to "integrate," aren't allowed to, while race agitators and those who are only after gibs, get all the benefit of the doubt. The Gerries tried that with repatriated Volga Germans, too, back when there was a three-track school system, they would send Volga German kids in the sh**iest schools.

    It's like a huge conspiracy of the top with the bottom against the middle. Because, of course, someone who listens to gangsta rap and who can't form a sentence without saying "Hurensohn" once, is no competition. But hey, at least he's "authentic," and it's important to be authentic.

    PS As a Joo I shouldn't say that, and my exposure to various kinds of Muzzie is limited, but IMO Iranians are the okayest as far as Muslims go.

    PS As a Joo I shouldn’t say that, and my exposure to various kinds of Muzzie is limited, but IMO Iranians are the okayest as far as Muslims go.

    As Steve has commented and as I have personally experienced many Iranian Jews live in the US and go back to Iran for visits with zero fear in doing so. And everyone I know who has visited both countries, even if they are Jewish, will tell you Iran is probably a more pleasant vacation spot than Israel so long as you can behave properly. Iranians will give Americans who visit the pro forma denunciation, and after that are perfectly civilized…some will invariably ask, “can I get visa??”

    • Replies: @classic explosive
    If Anthony Bourdain food travelogues for TV are to be believed, a typical day in urban Iran is like 1920s Chicago except with more techno background music. In addition to the speakeasies and weirdly "Heavy Metal Parking Lot"-esque behavior by teens -- which is, apparently, taken for granted -- at home they watch American 24-hr news over the dish and surf Youtube constantly even though that is entirely against the law as well. Also, any reader of glossy Conde Nast magazines already knows that Iran somehow fosters an enormous film market with myriad gradations of artistic distinction well beyond "This is like a Kiarostami influenced piece"

    If oil prices slip further will they continue more in that direction, or suddenly go neo-trad? Seemingly this is the dynamic behind all their domestic politics, perhaps indirectly explaining Turkey as well (the Taiwan to Iran's PRC)

  72. @Bill Jones
    According to the BBC World service "It's difficult to see what links these attacks in Germany"

    Really?

    Initial BBC headline: Syrian migrant dies in German blast.
    http://archive.is/4MSwt

    – It has now been changed.

  73. @Anonymous
    Maybe if white people in general (and white conservative men) specifically treated People of Color with respect his crap wouldn't happen

    I think we white males sometimes forget who enslaved, colonized, and perpetrated the crusades.

    The truth is (and we all in are heart of hearts know this) that the reason for our current troubles is resistance to change by conservative white men

    People of Color (and humane whites) know the stakes. We also know we have the numbers


    This is why Clinton will defeat Trump decisively

    I know this is just trolling, but isn’t it telling that insofar as leftwingers still criticize “Western” Imperialism at all, they always go back safe distances in time – at least the Age of Colonialism, if not the Middle Ages.
    Certainly you won’t hear anything from them against current superior, progressive Western (US) imperialism which is represented by such enlightened leaders as Bill Clinton or Barack Obama or – Inshallah – Hillary Clinton (A bit of minor criticism is allowed if the figurehead is Republican).
    As for Syria, the Left is of course fully on board with the massive arming of Islamist-Takfirist cutthroats / Moderate Freedom Fighters.

  74. @Anonymous
    Maybe if white people in general (and white conservative men) specifically treated People of Color with respect his crap wouldn't happen

    I think we white males sometimes forget who enslaved, colonized, and perpetrated the crusades.

    The truth is (and we all in are heart of hearts know this) that the reason for our current troubles is resistance to change by conservative white men

    People of Color (and humane whites) know the stakes. We also know we have the numbers


    This is why Clinton will defeat Trump decisively

    What is your residential zipcode Brett?

  75. @Anonymous
    I totally believe you, but do you happen to have a citation about the rate of exoneration of cops by race of people they shoot? It would be very useful!
    Thanks.

    Sorry, I don’t have such a cite handy. More relevant is whether the professor has one, since he’s the one making the claim.

    What I do know is that officers are rarely indicted, which is only fair given what they do. Unfortunately #BLM has this idea that officers will be arrested perp walked jailed tried found guilty and sentenced to prison like everyone else. Well, no. Even so, I can think of several officers indicted for murder in the past four years for killing blacks but only one for killing a white person, that cop was eventually acquitted and then lost her job.

    Exoneration is a slippery term since it implies that nothing happens to the officer who kills an unarmed suspect and/or uses excessive force. That is not the case.

  76. @Wilkey
    June 12: Orlando - 49 dead, 53 injured
    July 14: Nice - 84 dead, 308 injured
    July 18: Wurzburg - 5 injured
    July 22: Munich - 9 dead, 35 injured
    July 24: Reutlingen - 2 dead (incl. unborn child), 2 injured
    July 24: Ansbach - 12 injured


    It's been an impressive six weeks for the Religion Of Peace (tm). This may be a fluke, but it's hard to argue that the pace of attacks isn't picking up substantially.

    And there was the stabbing in the French Alps: three injured.

  77. Yes Hillary and Merkel appeared on a TV Show together. I think it was a game show….”How to put the World in Jeopardy.”

  78. You people argue over nothing.

    If the Muslim immigrants were all nice people who didn’t kill anyone, you would let them take over the country then? Terrorism is really not that big a deal, and should not be first focal point for nationalists. Ethnic homogeneity is. This means that the Muslim bomber is not merely a criminal for bombing a concert, he is first and foremost a criminal for existing in someone else’s ethnostate.

    • Replies: @tomv
    "Nationalism" is a question of degree.

    Aside from the number, which is of the essence, the following accumulative qualities make the immigrating individual or group progressively more acceptable, even to a "nationalist."

    Doesn't commit terrorism < doesn't commit crimes < doesn't practice jarring customs (e.g. burqa) < is a net tax contributor < practices the same religion as the natives < looks like them < speaks & acts like them in every way.

    If all of white Canadian professionals were to suddenly immigrate to the U.S., there might still be some tension (number is of the essence), but likely not very much at all.

    Muslims, on the other hand, fail most of those metrics.

    PS There's a grain of truth to what you said, but pushing it too far is autistic.
    , @ben tillman

    You people argue over nothing.

    If the Muslim immigrants were all nice people who didn’t kill anyone, you would let them take over the country then? Terrorism is really not that big a deal, and should not be first focal point for nationalists. Ethnic homogeneity is. This means that the Muslim bomber is not merely a criminal for bombing a concert, he is first and foremost a criminal for existing in someone else’s ethnostate.
     
    Well said, Jason.
  79. @Lot
    That's just in the USA and Western Europe. There is also the daily murders in Syria and Iraq, and plenty of honor killings everywhere.

    Indeed. The Wikipedia page on terrorist incidents list 218 for the month of June and 149 (so far) for the month of July, the vast majority not in the West. Those pages include incidents such as the Dallas cop killings, but overwhelmingly they are committed by Islamic extremists.

    What the Munich shootings point to should disturb us even more than Islamic terrorism – the probability that these people are just insanely violent by their nature, with their religion being just one excuse for it. It’s certainly not unlikely – Africans are violent regardless of the particular religion they belong to. It may be that rather than their religion explaining their violence it’s their violent natures which explain their sticking with a backwards, silly 7th Century religion.

    • Replies: @Jack D
    I don't think it's just a matter of sticking with a backward religion. Judaism and Christianity were also both pretty backward by modern standards, what with stoning people and going on Crusades, the Inquisition, etc. but these religions evolved to fit the modern world. Islam could have done this also but not Wahhabism which is really the problem. Wahhabism was no problem when it was confined to some poor Bedouins camping with their goats in the mountains of Saudi Arabia but the West has supercharged Wahhabism with trillions of $ of oil money that they should never have been given access to.

    This is a recurring problem with the West. We did the same thing in Africa with Western medicine, with the result that there are now billions of Africans and soon to be billions more. Westernism is a package and you have to adopt the whole package or none of it. If you give a primitive people only certain selected parts of Westernism (even, or perhaps especially, the ones that they perceive as being beneficial) without first giving them Western education and converting them to Western values (it doesn't have to be Western religion - see for example Japan, S. Korea, etc.) it is literally going to blow up in your face one way or another. Even it Japan in blew up the first time.

    And by Western values, I mean classical values and not the decadent version that we have today. I don't blame the Saudis for not wanting their daughters to dress and act like whores, etc.

    , @reiner Tor

    he probability that these people are just insanely violent by their nature, with their religion being just one excuse for it
     
    Yes, and Islam could really turn out to be a religion of peace, necessary to tame such a violent people, for whom Christianity is not attractive enough.
  80. @andy russia

    What is interesting about the Munich massacre is that the killer was apparently bullied by Turkish and Arab kids in school.
     
    I'm sure he was. In the video, he speaks clean, middle-class German. So much German I know, to tell "normal" German from what the kind of German the Muzzie underclass speaks.

    This is the real racism: people who want to "integrate," aren't allowed to, while race agitators and those who are only after gibs, get all the benefit of the doubt. The Gerries tried that with repatriated Volga Germans, too, back when there was a three-track school system, they would send Volga German kids in the sh**iest schools.

    It's like a huge conspiracy of the top with the bottom against the middle. Because, of course, someone who listens to gangsta rap and who can't form a sentence without saying "Hurensohn" once, is no competition. But hey, at least he's "authentic," and it's important to be authentic.

    PS As a Joo I shouldn't say that, and my exposure to various kinds of Muzzie is limited, but IMO Iranians are the okayest as far as Muslims go.

    He still speaks with a noticable accent. Btw. the guy wasn’t middle class, he just happened to be a minority Iranian and Shiite in an area dominated by Turks and Arabs.

    Your “knowledge” of Germany isn’t really as much as you claim.

  81. @bossel
    "And then there’s the new machete-chopping by a Syrian refugee in Baden-Württemberg this weekend."
    Oh man, you're really no better than the "progressives".
    The machete murder was related to a relationship. Seems the guy had trouble with a (Polish) girl, so he lost it.
    The bomb attack in Ansbach may have a religious background, but the guy was definitely deranged. He had tried to commit suicide twice before. So, even if (!) there was some religious or political reasoning, we can attribute this one more probably to a mental disorder.
    Unless, of course, you have some better information than anyone else at the moment. Then I suggest you should call the German police & share your info.

    Just like the attack in Munich (which you funnily didn't even mention here, probably because it doesn't fit your islamophobe narrative, although the guy was Iranian), where the attacker was severely mentally disturbed.

    The only one of the 4 recent attacks in Germany which can safely be assumed to be religiously motivated was the one on the train. & even there it's quite probable that the attacker was not right in his head (but, then again: Can religious people be right in their heads?).

    It seems you really suffer from islamophobia which clouds your judgement (or, worse, you're just spouting stupid right-wing propaganda).

    Bossel, maybe, I will check later with my Psychologist daughter, the fact that these attackers could not, would not, assimilate into society, added to their mental problems. We see in France that immigrants, from their former colonies refuse to assimilate, even though they have the advantage of speaking French.

  82. BBC saying IS clips found on bomber’s phone as well as a pledge of allegiance to Islamic State.

    So is it going to be one a day? Rival groups in various countries vying with each other? Begins to feel like that.

  83. @bossel
    "And then there’s the new machete-chopping by a Syrian refugee in Baden-Württemberg this weekend."
    Oh man, you're really no better than the "progressives".
    The machete murder was related to a relationship. Seems the guy had trouble with a (Polish) girl, so he lost it.
    The bomb attack in Ansbach may have a religious background, but the guy was definitely deranged. He had tried to commit suicide twice before. So, even if (!) there was some religious or political reasoning, we can attribute this one more probably to a mental disorder.
    Unless, of course, you have some better information than anyone else at the moment. Then I suggest you should call the German police & share your info.

    Just like the attack in Munich (which you funnily didn't even mention here, probably because it doesn't fit your islamophobe narrative, although the guy was Iranian), where the attacker was severely mentally disturbed.

    The only one of the 4 recent attacks in Germany which can safely be assumed to be religiously motivated was the one on the train. & even there it's quite probable that the attacker was not right in his head (but, then again: Can religious people be right in their heads?).

    It seems you really suffer from islamophobia which clouds your judgement (or, worse, you're just spouting stupid right-wing propaganda).

    “So, even if (!) there was some religious or political reasoning, we can attribute this one more probably to a mental disorder.”

    It’s funny how many people from Islamic countries appear to have mental disorders.

    Frankly I don’t care what drives their madness and their violence. I don’t want them here.

    • Agree: ben tillman
  84. He was denied asylum, so the media will probably say that marginalization drove him to this desperate action.

  85. @Lot
    That's just in the USA and Western Europe. There is also the daily murders in Syria and Iraq, and plenty of honor killings everywhere.

    Thank you for mentioning this as it helps us get a clearer picture. It can’t be said enough that these attacks are common in Lebanon and Afghanistan as well as the rest of the Muslim world.

    Lebanon was once a very Western nation. Afghanistan was once Buddist.

    From an hbd point of view Europeans & Afghanis are closer relatives than either are to Africans or Japanese. Someone described them as basically low IQ, suntanned whites. Lebanese also share more similar DNA.

    And yet they were incapable of preventing this.

    Interaction with the West is a problem for Islam but they have some other serious issues.

  86. @inertial
    From a couple of weeks ago:

    Terrorists' smuggled into Europe with refugees, Merkel says.

    Militant groups smuggled some of their members into Europe in the wave of migrants who have fled from Syria, German Chancellor Angela said on Monday.

    "In part, the refugee flow was even used to smuggle terrorists," Merkel told a rally of her Christian Democrats in eastern Germany.

    More than 1 million migrants arrived in Germany last year, many of them Syrians.
     
    Incidentally, it's not an excerpt. It's the entirety of the news item. Cat must have gotten their tongue, or something.

    Does anyone else have kind of s vague feeling of dread due to the fact that the news for at least a month now has seemed like it was generated by a random text generator fed with old iSteve articles?

  87. there will be two german regional elections in september: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Berlin_state_election,_2016 and https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mecklenburg-Vorpommern_state_election,_2016 i will be very curious to see the results as to whether german public is awakening…

  88. @andy russia

    What is interesting about the Munich massacre is that the killer was apparently bullied by Turkish and Arab kids in school.
     
    I'm sure he was. In the video, he speaks clean, middle-class German. So much German I know, to tell "normal" German from what the kind of German the Muzzie underclass speaks.

    This is the real racism: people who want to "integrate," aren't allowed to, while race agitators and those who are only after gibs, get all the benefit of the doubt. The Gerries tried that with repatriated Volga Germans, too, back when there was a three-track school system, they would send Volga German kids in the sh**iest schools.

    It's like a huge conspiracy of the top with the bottom against the middle. Because, of course, someone who listens to gangsta rap and who can't form a sentence without saying "Hurensohn" once, is no competition. But hey, at least he's "authentic," and it's important to be authentic.

    PS As a Joo I shouldn't say that, and my exposure to various kinds of Muzzie is limited, but IMO Iranians are the okayest as far as Muslims go.

    So an Iranian kid was being bullied by Turks and Arabs in Germany. Seems to be something that was totally preventable. Why import such problems?

  89. Flash! It’s official now. This young man had pledged allegiance to the Islamic State and had the makings for another bomb.

    It’s disturbing when we learn about these links to ISIS (it’s not terrorism unless we find them) … rather than being able to brush these kinds of things off as just another criminal trying to evade the police (like the one who killed the policeman in Kansas City) or just another mentally disturbed loaner blowing things up for the hell of it … or whatever. We have peace of mind and we can more easily accept mass killings and other antisocial behaviors absent those links. That’s why we need to be careful and not rush to conclusions.

    https://www.rt.com/news/353139-german-bomb-isis-link/

  90. See, that’s why I’m not a sub-editor at the Beeb: My headline would have been: Syrian migrant ‘all over Ansbach explosion’.

    • Replies: @dearieme
    Mine might have been "Syrian migrant now all over Ansbach".
  91. @Trelane
    This message was approved by the Hillary Hasbara super PAC trolling committee, LLC Caymen islands offshore subsidary of Zurich slantstreet enterprises, a wholy owned subsidary of FYH enterprises, incorporated in Singapore, a unit of the Bill and Hillary Clinton foundation with principal offices in Bogata Colombia and administered through Goldman Sachs international offices in Riyad , tracable to an unopened mayonaise jar on Funk and Wagnell's porch.

    Too funny! That was freakin’ awesome.

    In that vein, man these trolls Mr. Sailer has been attracting of late are really lame.

  92. Obama, I get the sense, believes he would do what she has done if faced with similar circumstances. …

    Hussein:

    *Looks wistfully out through a rain-streaked Oval Office window*

    “If only I could get a shot at manufacturing a catastrophe, and ruining a great western power.”

    *Turns to look at his man-servant*

    “I coulda been a contender.”

  93. I think we white males sometimes forget who enslaved, colonized, and perpetrated the crusades.

    *Raises hand* I enslaved and colonized the Crusades. It was I. I can’t hold it in any longer. Lock me up and throw away the key, I deserve to be punished. We mustn’t forget that.

    I didn’t perpetrate them, though. That was somebody else.

    Tiny D*ck, is that you?

    *Patient Voice* Yyyyeeessss. And he’s Hilbara, and Berth out, and…

    What does “transactional” mean? Like she’s a businesswoman? Is that what we’re supposed to call Trump, when we’re not calling him Hitler-esque?

    I’ve noticed Trump is very frequently identified as a “billionaire” by the leftist corporate media. Sort of like how David Duke is always “former KKK leader” (but Robert Byrd was almost never identified as a “former KKK member,” and George Soros is almost never identified as a “former Nazi collaborator”). In a piece announcing that Michael Bloomberg was endorsing Hillary, he was identified as a “businessman,” but not a “billionaire.” IIRC, Bloomberg has more money than Trump does.

    “Brett Fiedler Jones” (not its real name) is one of those Hers-bara folks upon whom our host posted earlier today.

    Or a hilarious goofball whom I’d buy a drink. “In our heart of hearts” indeed. Sir, hand in your man card!

    He’s a creep in a gimp mask.

    I totally believe you, but do you happen to have a citation about the rate of exoneration of cops by race of people they shoot? It would be very useful!
    Thanks.

    It’s worth pointing out that the idiot author does not have a citation.

  94. @Wilkey
    June 12: Orlando - 49 dead, 53 injured
    July 14: Nice - 84 dead, 308 injured
    July 18: Wurzburg - 5 injured
    July 22: Munich - 9 dead, 35 injured
    July 24: Reutlingen - 2 dead (incl. unborn child), 2 injured
    July 24: Ansbach - 12 injured


    It's been an impressive six weeks for the Religion Of Peace (tm). This may be a fluke, but it's hard to argue that the pace of attacks isn't picking up substantially.

    You forgot about the attacks in Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Iraq, and at the Turkish airport.

  95. @Lot
    Ivy League affirmative action in action. This guy is a tenured professor of philosophy at Yale, and wrote the following for the NY Times:

    So, I say: In America, black lives don’t matter. You say: That is false. I respond, implicitly invoking the correspondence theory of truth: Just look at the rate at which blacks are killed by the police and the rate at which police officers are exculpated. You respond with a number of points: the justice system works; blacks kill one another at tragic rates; the people killed sometimes had questionable backgrounds; if the officer pulled his weapon (for it almost always a man who does the shooting), he had a reason related to enforcing the law, and we must respect that. After I claim that black lives don’t matter in America and you respond with any of the above, one idea becomes clear: We are no longer talking about the same thing. At this point I realize the mistake I’ve made.

    When I claim that black lives don’t matter in America, I mean to say something that to my mind is abundantly clear. Here’s how it works. We live in a liberal democracy that is founded on the sanctity of liberty. This implies that fairness is essential; indeed, that proposition is often explicitly at the heart of many democratic debates. The very idea of democracy reaches back to ancient Greece and is the foundation for our deepest principles concerning human rights. We believe that democracies are superior to other systems of government largely because they intrinsically respect the rights of the men and women who live in them.
     
    If I had first told you that a 10th grader wrote this and got a B+ for it in his AP Government class, you'd probably both believe me and wonder about how bad grade inflation is these days.

    The style itself is awful enough, but every single sentence, if you bother to try to look at it, makes little sense, and every deduction is a non-sequitur.

    I mean to say something that to my mind is abundantly clear.
     
    A dozen words that express no meaning beyond: "I know" or "I am sure." "Abundantly clear" is also a stupid cliche. Clarity is not something that can be "abundant."

    The very idea of democracy reaches back to ancient Greece
     
    This is an important fact to point out because most NY Times readers probably do not know that the Greeks invented democracy.

    founded on the sanctity of liberty. This implies that fairness is essential
     
    No, it does not imply that at all.

    I could go on, but there is no point. This is why we need to tell our Republican state legislatures they need to defund the humanities in state universities. Even dark-red-state public colleges are full of idiots like this.

    Actually he is an Assistant Professor, African American Studies Dept., but that’s bad enough.

    In case you haven’t figured it out by now, in the black community, tone and emotion are much more important than facts and logic.

    Lebron’s childish writing level and logical errors only highlight the point that he is trying to make in the article – that blacks and whites inhabit different realities.

    He is right that whites say that blacks now have full legal and political equality, so what more do you want from us? Do blacks have any agency of their own or is everything up to white people? This is his request:

    if America had faced its history of racial violence many decades ago, maybe even a few years ago when Eric Garner was seen by millions of Americans being strangled by a police officer on YouTube, we’d all be better for it today.

    What would this consist of? Would we all have to watch Mississippi Burning every night? Should the POTUS fall on his knees in front of the MLK monument and beg forgiveness as Willy Brandt did before the Warsaw Ghetto monument? What then? Slavery was America’s Original Sin. How can we ever be restored to a state of grace?

    What is the role of the black community in this? Eric Garner was a 350 lb. man who had been arrested by the NYPD thirty times since 1980. He did not deserve to have the life choked out of him (though I don’t envy the policeman who has to arrest a struggling 350 lb. “gentle giant”), but why was he in contact with the police at all? All of the white people that I know put together have not been arrested 30 times – most have not been arrested even once. Why does the black community continue to turn out so many Erics?

  96. @Anonymous
    Maybe if white people in general (and white conservative men) specifically treated People of Color with respect his crap wouldn't happen

    I think we white males sometimes forget who enslaved, colonized, and perpetrated the crusades.

    The truth is (and we all in are heart of hearts know this) that the reason for our current troubles is resistance to change by conservative white men

    People of Color (and humane whites) know the stakes. We also know we have the numbers


    This is why Clinton will defeat Trump decisively

    The truth is (and we all in are heart of hearts know this) that the reason for our current troubles is resistance to change by conservative white men

    The great thing about reality is that it gives us the opportunity to run natural experiments now and then. So we can look at places where conservative white men are no longer in charge and “People of Color” (whassup with the caps?) and maybe a few surviving humane white fellow travelers are and see how those places compare – so we can compare Detroit vs Zurich, Zimbabwe vs Denmark, Cairo vs. Stockholm, Caracas vs. Miami, etc. and see if it is true that once conservative white people are no longer in charge, everything is great. So far the results don’t look encouraging for this thesis.

    Since your POV doesn’t seem to correspond to reality, you should look into your own heart to see where such a warped view is coming from – I diagnose self-hatred and daddy issues.

  97. @Lot
    Ivy League affirmative action in action. This guy is a tenured professor of philosophy at Yale, and wrote the following for the NY Times:

    So, I say: In America, black lives don’t matter. You say: That is false. I respond, implicitly invoking the correspondence theory of truth: Just look at the rate at which blacks are killed by the police and the rate at which police officers are exculpated. You respond with a number of points: the justice system works; blacks kill one another at tragic rates; the people killed sometimes had questionable backgrounds; if the officer pulled his weapon (for it almost always a man who does the shooting), he had a reason related to enforcing the law, and we must respect that. After I claim that black lives don’t matter in America and you respond with any of the above, one idea becomes clear: We are no longer talking about the same thing. At this point I realize the mistake I’ve made.

    When I claim that black lives don’t matter in America, I mean to say something that to my mind is abundantly clear. Here’s how it works. We live in a liberal democracy that is founded on the sanctity of liberty. This implies that fairness is essential; indeed, that proposition is often explicitly at the heart of many democratic debates. The very idea of democracy reaches back to ancient Greece and is the foundation for our deepest principles concerning human rights. We believe that democracies are superior to other systems of government largely because they intrinsically respect the rights of the men and women who live in them.
     
    If I had first told you that a 10th grader wrote this and got a B+ for it in his AP Government class, you'd probably both believe me and wonder about how bad grade inflation is these days.

    The style itself is awful enough, but every single sentence, if you bother to try to look at it, makes little sense, and every deduction is a non-sequitur.

    I mean to say something that to my mind is abundantly clear.
     
    A dozen words that express no meaning beyond: "I know" or "I am sure." "Abundantly clear" is also a stupid cliche. Clarity is not something that can be "abundant."

    The very idea of democracy reaches back to ancient Greece
     
    This is an important fact to point out because most NY Times readers probably do not know that the Greeks invented democracy.

    founded on the sanctity of liberty. This implies that fairness is essential
     
    No, it does not imply that at all.

    I could go on, but there is no point. This is why we need to tell our Republican state legislatures they need to defund the humanities in state universities. Even dark-red-state public colleges are full of idiots like this.

    We believe that democracies are superior to other systems of government largely because they intrinsically respect the rights of the men and women who live in them.

    No Democracy has ever been successful. The very idea of a Democracy gave our founding fathers explosive diarrhea. That’s why it’s not mentioned anywhere in our constitution, and why we have always been referred to as a Republic. Even dumb ass Hitler understood the danger of a free-wheeling Democracy. Hitler’s favorite burn regarding Democracy: “Democracy is a system of government by which two imbeciles can overrule a wise man.”

    The fact that a Yale professor would publish such a perverse anti-intellectual essay is evidence enough for their Alumni to demand yearly checks for early onset Alzheimer’s for any tenured professor past the age of 55.

    • Replies: @Jack D
    Not only is there nothing INTRINSIC in the democratic system that requires respect for minority rights, but the majoritarian nature of the system actually creates an INTRINSIC risk that the majority will vote to deprive despised minorities of their right, property, etc. - he has it exactly backward. The deprivation of black civil rights in the South was the result of popular will and was overturned by NON-democratic means (Federal power).

    The reason why leftists are suddenly salivating about democracy is that they see an endgame in sight where whites will no longer be a majority and non-whites will.
  98. Walid Shoebat demolishes the lies of the lying press.

    The Munich Massacre IVThe Munich Massacre Is A Complete Coverup. The Munich Shooter’s Facebook Including His Family Background Shows He Is NOT Iranian But A Syrian Islamist Pro Turkeys A Complete Coverup.

    They initially introduced his name as a western name “David S”. Then his name changed to Ali David Sonboly (which sounds western) when his real name is Ali Daud Sonboly/Sunbuli which is an Arabic name (better pronounced Sunbuli) and has an exclusively Arabic meaning: ‘from the wheat kernel’.

    Sonboly is no Iranian. He is Syrian. His Facebook page showed that he is pro Turkey’s Islamists. That, plus he had a record with the Interpol and was being watched. He is also not a teenager as they show us, but an adult as videos showed. What the reader should conclude after reading is this: why is the eye witnesses account (which is substantiated by material evidence) contradicts media reports (which provide zero evidence that we can verify, just government claim). Let me shred the media’s narrative piece by piece.

    First of all. There is only one way to spell Sonboly in the Arabic: سنبلي. In the English it can be spelled multiple ways like Sunbulli, Sonboly because Arabic vowels need to be added using English letters. This is why we find Muhammad spelled as Mohemmed or Mehemet or Mohammad …

    But in Arabic, it is always the same spelling: سنبلي

    Unless one knows Arabic, they do not know where to look. Examining clan Sonboly and even Sonboly’s own Facebook (archived here) we find no persian flags hovering anywhere. What we find are Turkish or Syrian flags or the combination of the two, just like the shooter’s Facebook shows. These are Syrian Islamists who are pro Turkey’s Erdogan. We also find Arabic and not a lick of Persian as their main language. This is unlikely a ‘Sonboly’ of the Persian variety.

    Ali Daud (not David) Sonboly, did not simply have a fetish for the red colored flag or the crescent moon. His clan is of Turkish origin living in Syria. Go ahead, peruse each of their Facebook pages yourself and see.

    The case for this clan’s love of Turkey’s Erdogan is ironclad. Plus he lived in the Turkish neighborhood and his Facebook shows he was in Germany’s hauptschule college since 2011. He did not arrive there just two years ago. Someone up there in Germany’s government is fibbing advertising him as an Iranian which would make him a Shiite Muslim. This is done in order to avoid repercussion. Imagine Germans finding out that Turks and Syrian refugees who are entering Germany by the droves are the real culprit? For Germany, it was time to sweep it all under a Persian rug.

    • Replies: @Jack D
    Sometimes people come to have last names that don't correspond with their nationality - Frenchmen with German names, Brits with French names, etc. But the rest of what you say is mostly just wrong. Sonboly's parents are Shiite Muslims from Iran who came to Germany as asylum seekers in the 1990s. Ali (very Shia name) was born in Germany and was bullied by the Sunni Turks and Arabs at his school despite the fact that he had an Arab last name.
  99. @slumber_j
    See, that's why I'm not a sub-editor at the Beeb: My headline would have been: Syrian migrant ‘all over Ansbach explosion’.

    Mine might have been “Syrian migrant now all over Ansbach”.

  100. @bossel
    "And then there’s the new machete-chopping by a Syrian refugee in Baden-Württemberg this weekend."
    Oh man, you're really no better than the "progressives".
    The machete murder was related to a relationship. Seems the guy had trouble with a (Polish) girl, so he lost it.
    The bomb attack in Ansbach may have a religious background, but the guy was definitely deranged. He had tried to commit suicide twice before. So, even if (!) there was some religious or political reasoning, we can attribute this one more probably to a mental disorder.
    Unless, of course, you have some better information than anyone else at the moment. Then I suggest you should call the German police & share your info.

    Just like the attack in Munich (which you funnily didn't even mention here, probably because it doesn't fit your islamophobe narrative, although the guy was Iranian), where the attacker was severely mentally disturbed.

    The only one of the 4 recent attacks in Germany which can safely be assumed to be religiously motivated was the one on the train. & even there it's quite probable that the attacker was not right in his head (but, then again: Can religious people be right in their heads?).

    It seems you really suffer from islamophobia which clouds your judgement (or, worse, you're just spouting stupid right-wing propaganda).

    You have a point about the Munich shooter (just your typical teenage nutcase…apparently he admired previous German spree killers like Robert Steinhäuser and Tim Kretschmer and even went on a sort of pilgrimage to Winnenden, the site of Kretschmer’s 2009 rampage), and probably about the knife killer in Reutlingen as well. But the Ansbach bombing is definitely Islamist terrorism, no doubt about it. Doesn’t matter if the guy was somewhat deranged (I suppose many suicide bombers are), he explicitly stated he wanted to kill Germans as enemies of Islam, and referred to IS as his inspiration.

  101. @Intelligent Dasein

    Why has there not been a serious movement to defund the humanities?
     
    We need a movement to restore the humanities. Pseudo-scholarship is defeated by real scholarship, academic hacks are defeated by profound thinkers, and error is driven out by truth (especially when the truth tellers have balls).

    There is nothing more difficult or more valuable than the mastery of philosophy. It is vastly more important than, say, STEM. Any reasonably intelligent and workmanlike person can be trained to be an engineer. It takes a man of uncommon brilliance and courage to be a philosopher.

    If the humanities departments were actually in the hands of real scholar-warriors, tripe like this would never be published. It infuriates me to no end to see what passes for philosophy today, but I am equally annoyed by those who roundly denigrate the whole subject without, apparently, caring that it is the brother of religion and the father of art, science, and civilization.

    Good examples of the humanities that may deserve defunding:

    And a fantastic take on politically correct education:

    • Replies: @Brutusale
    My freaking word! The crap "scholarship" on RealPeerReview make Melissa Click's CV look like quantum mechanics!
  102. @Wilkey
    Indeed. The Wikipedia page on terrorist incidents list 218 for the month of June and 149 (so far) for the month of July, the vast majority not in the West. Those pages include incidents such as the Dallas cop killings, but overwhelmingly they are committed by Islamic extremists.

    What the Munich shootings point to should disturb us even more than Islamic terrorism - the probability that these people are just insanely violent by their nature, with their religion being just one excuse for it. It's certainly not unlikely - Africans are violent regardless of the particular religion they belong to. It may be that rather than their religion explaining their violence it's their violent natures which explain their sticking with a backwards, silly 7th Century religion.

    I don’t think it’s just a matter of sticking with a backward religion. Judaism and Christianity were also both pretty backward by modern standards, what with stoning people and going on Crusades, the Inquisition, etc. but these religions evolved to fit the modern world. Islam could have done this also but not Wahhabism which is really the problem. Wahhabism was no problem when it was confined to some poor Bedouins camping with their goats in the mountains of Saudi Arabia but the West has supercharged Wahhabism with trillions of $ of oil money that they should never have been given access to.

    This is a recurring problem with the West. We did the same thing in Africa with Western medicine, with the result that there are now billions of Africans and soon to be billions more. Westernism is a package and you have to adopt the whole package or none of it. If you give a primitive people only certain selected parts of Westernism (even, or perhaps especially, the ones that they perceive as being beneficial) without first giving them Western education and converting them to Western values (it doesn’t have to be Western religion – see for example Japan, S. Korea, etc.) it is literally going to blow up in your face one way or another. Even it Japan in blew up the first time.

    And by Western values, I mean classical values and not the decadent version that we have today. I don’t blame the Saudis for not wanting their daughters to dress and act like whores, etc.

    • Replies: @Rob McX

    If you give a primitive people only certain selected parts of Westernism (even, or perhaps especially, the ones that they perceive as being beneficial) without first giving them Western education and converting them to Western values (it doesn’t have to be Western religion – see for example Japan, S. Korea, etc.) it is literally going to blow up in your face one way or another.
     
    But t0 benefit from Western education and values they would have to have, at the very least, Western levels of intelligence. And even that might not be enough. There is no way Africans can ever be educated to support the the 4bn people they'll have by 2100. There's no way they could ever support the billion people they've got now without outside help. Giving them financial and medical aid without coupling it with population control is madness.
    , @anon
    But the national I.Q's of Japan and South Korea are probably much, much higher then in the Arab, middle east, Muslim world. This is a key difference.
  103. @Intelligent Dasein

    Why has there not been a serious movement to defund the humanities?
     
    We need a movement to restore the humanities. Pseudo-scholarship is defeated by real scholarship, academic hacks are defeated by profound thinkers, and error is driven out by truth (especially when the truth tellers have balls).

    There is nothing more difficult or more valuable than the mastery of philosophy. It is vastly more important than, say, STEM. Any reasonably intelligent and workmanlike person can be trained to be an engineer. It takes a man of uncommon brilliance and courage to be a philosopher.

    If the humanities departments were actually in the hands of real scholar-warriors, tripe like this would never be published. It infuriates me to no end to see what passes for philosophy today, but I am equally annoyed by those who roundly denigrate the whole subject without, apparently, caring that it is the brother of religion and the father of art, science, and civilization.

    Sometimes a structure is so infested with termites that all you can do is burn it down and start fresh. Given the current processes for granting tenure, etc. , leftism in universities is self perpetuating and it will be difficult to root out from within.

  104. You people argue over nothing.

    If the Muslim immigrants were all nice people who didn’t kill anyone, you would let them take over the country then? Terrorism is really not that big a deal, and should not be first focal point for nationalists. Ethnic homogeneity is. This means that the Muslim bomber is not merely a criminal for bombing a concert, he is first and foremost a criminal for existing in someone else’s ethnostate.

    Consider that what is persuasive to you, may not be persuasive to the masses.

  105. @Trelane
    Marine Le Pen of France speaks to this subject, the subject of this post:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=Cz4AjgPwPvk

    Many thanks for the link, Trelane. Le Pen seems to be a combination of Farage and Trump.

  106. @Stan
    Walid Shoebat demolishes the lies of the lying press.

    The Munich Massacre IVThe Munich Massacre Is A Complete Coverup. The Munich Shooter’s Facebook Including His Family Background Shows He Is NOT Iranian But A Syrian Islamist Pro Turkeys A Complete Coverup.

    They initially introduced his name as a western name “David S”. Then his name changed to Ali David Sonboly (which sounds western) when his real name is Ali Daud Sonboly/Sunbuli which is an Arabic name (better pronounced Sunbuli) and has an exclusively Arabic meaning: ‘from the wheat kernel’.

    Sonboly is no Iranian. He is Syrian. His Facebook page showed that he is pro Turkey’s Islamists. That, plus he had a record with the Interpol and was being watched. He is also not a teenager as they show us, but an adult as videos showed. What the reader should conclude after reading is this: why is the eye witnesses account (which is substantiated by material evidence) contradicts media reports (which provide zero evidence that we can verify, just government claim). Let me shred the media’s narrative piece by piece.

    First of all. There is only one way to spell Sonboly in the Arabic: سنبلي. In the English it can be spelled multiple ways like Sunbulli, Sonboly because Arabic vowels need to be added using English letters. This is why we find Muhammad spelled as Mohemmed or Mehemet or Mohammad …

    But in Arabic, it is always the same spelling: سنبلي

    Unless one knows Arabic, they do not know where to look. Examining clan Sonboly and even Sonboly’s own Facebook (archived here) we find no persian flags hovering anywhere. What we find are Turkish or Syrian flags or the combination of the two, just like the shooter’s Facebook shows. These are Syrian Islamists who are pro Turkey’s Erdogan. We also find Arabic and not a lick of Persian as their main language. This is unlikely a ‘Sonboly’ of the Persian variety.

    Ali Daud (not David) Sonboly, did not simply have a fetish for the red colored flag or the crescent moon. His clan is of Turkish origin living in Syria. Go ahead, peruse each of their Facebook pages yourself and see.

    The case for this clan’s love of Turkey’s Erdogan is ironclad. Plus he lived in the Turkish neighborhood and his Facebook shows he was in Germany’s hauptschule college since 2011. He did not arrive there just two years ago. Someone up there in Germany’s government is fibbing advertising him as an Iranian which would make him a Shiite Muslim. This is done in order to avoid repercussion. Imagine Germans finding out that Turks and Syrian refugees who are entering Germany by the droves are the real culprit? For Germany, it was time to sweep it all under a Persian rug.

    Sometimes people come to have last names that don’t correspond with their nationality – Frenchmen with German names, Brits with French names, etc. But the rest of what you say is mostly just wrong. Sonboly’s parents are Shiite Muslims from Iran who came to Germany as asylum seekers in the 1990s. Ali (very Shia name) was born in Germany and was bullied by the Sunni Turks and Arabs at his school despite the fact that he had an Arab last name.

    • Replies: @SPMoore8
    We have our NY Post/Daily News headline now: "Germany Slips in the Shiite"
    , @reiner Tor
    I also believe the official story, but I still find it curious that his Facebook cover photo was a Turkish flag uploaded on July 23, 2015. I couldn't see anything else there, and the profile was deleted later.
  107. @Chase
    That's some good logic there.

    The only place you ever see a fire, there seems to be a fire truck at the scene. Probably should outlaw fire trucks so we don't have any more fires.

    That’s some good logic there.

    The only place you ever see a fire, there seems to be a fire truck at the scene. Probably should outlaw fire trucks so we don’t have any more fires.

    Same thing with cholesterol.

  108. @greysquirrell
    I know you are being sarcastic here but I till got to say : since when is a Syrian a p.o.c (people of color) . Having lived in the MidEast, I know Arabs would be quite insulted if you referred to them as p.o.c.

    For filling out a government form, like say, for financial aid, the self-identification of “white” requires “origins in any of the original peoples of Europe, the Middle East, or North Africa.” Bedouins definitely originate from the latter two regions, I’m not sure about Hagar. They came to the Arabian Peninsula in the 5th century, so there is a problem of terms I suppose. The Arab-run trade of non-Arab slaves was a palpable theme in popular memory as recently as 70s exploitation/grindhouse movies (w/ Swahili being of Arabic derivation). But this doesn’t settle the matter since Arabs have an odd bent toward resembling another race at a glance, with the mustachioed men often compared to Mexicans (who can frequently be part-Arab themselves of course, or conceivably Moorish, who aren’t black save for the famous Shakespeare racial easement statute of 1931).

    Particularly with all the sub-Saharan blacks traveling to Mecca in this century, the new school Muslims are starting to identify as honorary blacks (Arabs display a keen sensitivity toward politics and being on the right side of victimhood wars). In my mind it’s not so different from John Updike’s or Tommy Hilfiger’s kid wishing he were black, but we have it on record that Omar Mateen was passing over the soul brothers in Orlando– or at the very least, aware of behaving so in public.

  109. @yowza

    We believe that democracies are superior to other systems of government largely because they intrinsically respect the rights of the men and women who live in them.
     
    No Democracy has ever been successful. The very idea of a Democracy gave our founding fathers explosive diarrhea. That's why it's not mentioned anywhere in our constitution, and why we have always been referred to as a Republic. Even dumb ass Hitler understood the danger of a free-wheeling Democracy. Hitler's favorite burn regarding Democracy: "Democracy is a system of government by which two imbeciles can overrule a wise man."

    The fact that a Yale professor would publish such a perverse anti-intellectual essay is evidence enough for their Alumni to demand yearly checks for early onset Alzheimer's for any tenured professor past the age of 55.

    Not only is there nothing INTRINSIC in the democratic system that requires respect for minority rights, but the majoritarian nature of the system actually creates an INTRINSIC risk that the majority will vote to deprive despised minorities of their right, property, etc. – he has it exactly backward. The deprivation of black civil rights in the South was the result of popular will and was overturned by NON-democratic means (Federal power).

    The reason why leftists are suddenly salivating about democracy is that they see an endgame in sight where whites will no longer be a majority and non-whites will.

  110. @Jack D
    Sometimes people come to have last names that don't correspond with their nationality - Frenchmen with German names, Brits with French names, etc. But the rest of what you say is mostly just wrong. Sonboly's parents are Shiite Muslims from Iran who came to Germany as asylum seekers in the 1990s. Ali (very Shia name) was born in Germany and was bullied by the Sunni Turks and Arabs at his school despite the fact that he had an Arab last name.

    We have our NY Post/Daily News headline now: “Germany Slips in the Shiite”

  111. @Former Darfur
    PS As a Joo I shouldn’t say that, and my exposure to various kinds of Muzzie is limited, but IMO Iranians are the okayest as far as Muslims go.

    As Steve has commented and as I have personally experienced many Iranian Jews live in the US and go back to Iran for visits with zero fear in doing so. And everyone I know who has visited both countries, even if they are Jewish, will tell you Iran is probably a more pleasant vacation spot than Israel so long as you can behave properly. Iranians will give Americans who visit the pro forma denunciation, and after that are perfectly civilized...some will invariably ask, "can I get visa??"

    If Anthony Bourdain food travelogues for TV are to be believed, a typical day in urban Iran is like 1920s Chicago except with more techno background music. In addition to the speakeasies and weirdly “Heavy Metal Parking Lot”-esque behavior by teens — which is, apparently, taken for granted — at home they watch American 24-hr news over the dish and surf Youtube constantly even though that is entirely against the law as well. Also, any reader of glossy Conde Nast magazines already knows that Iran somehow fosters an enormous film market with myriad gradations of artistic distinction well beyond “This is like a Kiarostami influenced piece”

    If oil prices slip further will they continue more in that direction, or suddenly go neo-trad? Seemingly this is the dynamic behind all their domestic politics, perhaps indirectly explaining Turkey as well (the Taiwan to Iran’s PRC)

  112. @TheJester
    Many Saudis, including many royals, have Black blood in their genetic histories. Hence, they are People of Color. Their mothers were Black slaves. In other cases, Blacks achieved high status in Saudi society when Black slave children were brought into the palaces to act as playmates for Saudi children. Slavery was only outlawed in the Kingdom in 1962. (Oman didn't abolish slavery until 1970.)

    Many Saudis are, therefore, dark complected. Some complain that they are discriminated against when they visit the United States (especially the South). They look like American Blacks who, of course, almost all have White blood in their genetic histories. I guess the two genetic legacies are meeting somewhere in the middle.

    http://www.gulfinstitute.org/investigation-murder-in-the-palace-saudi-king-salman-said-to-have-murdered-own-son/

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Abolition_of_slavery_timeline

    Yes some Saudis, most notably Prince Bandar, does have Black ancestry but it is not the rule. Saudis who form the elite class are very particular about heritage especially when it comes to choosing leaders. There are ‘White’ Saudis and ‘Black’ Saudis and Saudis descended from religious pilgrims who stayed behind. The former rules the nation.

  113. @Jack D
    I don't think it's just a matter of sticking with a backward religion. Judaism and Christianity were also both pretty backward by modern standards, what with stoning people and going on Crusades, the Inquisition, etc. but these religions evolved to fit the modern world. Islam could have done this also but not Wahhabism which is really the problem. Wahhabism was no problem when it was confined to some poor Bedouins camping with their goats in the mountains of Saudi Arabia but the West has supercharged Wahhabism with trillions of $ of oil money that they should never have been given access to.

    This is a recurring problem with the West. We did the same thing in Africa with Western medicine, with the result that there are now billions of Africans and soon to be billions more. Westernism is a package and you have to adopt the whole package or none of it. If you give a primitive people only certain selected parts of Westernism (even, or perhaps especially, the ones that they perceive as being beneficial) without first giving them Western education and converting them to Western values (it doesn't have to be Western religion - see for example Japan, S. Korea, etc.) it is literally going to blow up in your face one way or another. Even it Japan in blew up the first time.

    And by Western values, I mean classical values and not the decadent version that we have today. I don't blame the Saudis for not wanting their daughters to dress and act like whores, etc.

    If you give a primitive people only certain selected parts of Westernism (even, or perhaps especially, the ones that they perceive as being beneficial) without first giving them Western education and converting them to Western values (it doesn’t have to be Western religion – see for example Japan, S. Korea, etc.) it is literally going to blow up in your face one way or another.

    But t0 benefit from Western education and values they would have to have, at the very least, Western levels of intelligence. And even that might not be enough. There is no way Africans can ever be educated to support the the 4bn people they’ll have by 2100. There’s no way they could ever support the billion people they’ve got now without outside help. Giving them financial and medical aid without coupling it with population control is madness.

  114. @WowJustWow

    This just proves we must Let Them All In, all billion-plus Muslims.

    Otherwise, the Muslims who are already here will kill us. As you can see, they don’t deal well with frustration.
     
    The notion that Muslims only commit terrorism because they're angry about people believing that Muslims are terrorists always reminded me of that Christmas movie (one of the Miracle on 34th St. remakes maybe? or some TV movie from my childhood) where Santa is dying in the street because nobody believes in him, and people have to declare their belief to bring him back to life. (The difference is that in one case, belief keeps someone alive, and in the other, it gets people killed.)

    Of course, if Santa was real, and parents don't believe in him, there's no explanation as to where parents think their kids' Christmas presents come from. In fact, I think the movie also featured Hillary Clinton tweeting, "Santa Claus has nothing whatsoever to do with presents."

    I am 8 years old. Some of my little friends say Islam has something to do with terrorism. Papa says, “If you see it in THE STEVEOSPHERE it’s so.” Please tell me the truth; is there a concerted international PR effort to minimize the religious dimension of Diversity Fireworks for the ad-hoc policy objectives of callow globalists (with or without traditional holy bedsheets)?

    • Replies: @Jack D
    Yes, VIRGINIA, there is an Islamic jihad against the West. It exists as certainly as hatred and rage and fanaticism exist, and you know that they abound in the Islamic world.

    No Jihad? Allah forbid! It lives, and it lives forever. A thousand years from now, Virginia, nay, ten times ten thousand years from now, it will continue to make us miserable unless Islamism is destroyed.
  115. @AndrewR
    Those are the ones who haven't been marinated in American racial theory and victimhood cult. While obviously whiteness is not entirely socially constructed (contrary to postmodern SJW theory), it is socially constructed to a large degree. So people whom any Zambian tribesman would consider white are considered nonwhite in the bizarre US context.

    Not calling them P.O.C does not automatically mean they are White. White traditionally has referred to European peoples only , this was the thinking in the Arabian Gulf also (when I lived over there) .

    • Replies: @AndrewR
    I can't speak for Gulf Arabs or all Saudis for that matter but my former roommate is Saudi (admittedly not from the Gulf side but rather the ancient city of Najran which is ten miles from Yemen and 100 miles from the Red Sea) and he would always refer to his coethnics as "white" when comparing them to the blacks in his city. I never asked him if he considered himself white in the US context but the US racial system definitely was baffling to him. He chastized me for my beliefs about blacks until the time he visited Chicago with his Saudi friend and ended up stranded in the ghetto at night. He said he felt scared for his life...

    But anyway, his untanned skin is darker than probably any European's untanned skin, and his eyes and hair are jet black, so I'm sure he sees himself as not -quite-white in the US sense, but I doubt he will ever really buy into the American racial paradigm.

    And the alleged interchangeability of "white" and "European" is rather absurd given that many MENAs are whiter than many supposed ethnic Europeans. Tens of millions of MENAs are whiter than the allegedly Greek "Greek" übernationalist Ilias Kasidiaris. He reminds me of mulattos who are so insecure about their blackness (for obvious reasons) that they act far more militant than the average black person. I'm sure someone will write a detailed psychological profile of this pathetic individual. The projection is real...

  116. @Wilkey
    Indeed. The Wikipedia page on terrorist incidents list 218 for the month of June and 149 (so far) for the month of July, the vast majority not in the West. Those pages include incidents such as the Dallas cop killings, but overwhelmingly they are committed by Islamic extremists.

    What the Munich shootings point to should disturb us even more than Islamic terrorism - the probability that these people are just insanely violent by their nature, with their religion being just one excuse for it. It's certainly not unlikely - Africans are violent regardless of the particular religion they belong to. It may be that rather than their religion explaining their violence it's their violent natures which explain their sticking with a backwards, silly 7th Century religion.

    he probability that these people are just insanely violent by their nature, with their religion being just one excuse for it

    Yes, and Islam could really turn out to be a religion of peace, necessary to tame such a violent people, for whom Christianity is not attractive enough.

  117. @Jason Liu
    You people argue over nothing.

    If the Muslim immigrants were all nice people who didn't kill anyone, you would let them take over the country then? Terrorism is really not that big a deal, and should not be first focal point for nationalists. Ethnic homogeneity is. This means that the Muslim bomber is not merely a criminal for bombing a concert, he is first and foremost a criminal for existing in someone else's ethnostate.

    “Nationalism” is a question of degree.

    Aside from the number, which is of the essence, the following accumulative qualities make the immigrating individual or group progressively more acceptable, even to a “nationalist.”

    Doesn’t commit terrorism < doesn't commit crimes < doesn't practice jarring customs (e.g. burqa) < is a net tax contributor < practices the same religion as the natives < looks like them < speaks & acts like them in every way.

    If all of white Canadian professionals were to suddenly immigrate to the U.S., there might still be some tension (number is of the essence), but likely not very much at all.

    Muslims, on the other hand, fail most of those metrics.

    PS There’s a grain of truth to what you said, but pushing it too far is autistic.

  118. I see the car-burning season has started in France – the banlieus of Paris have had five nights of “unrest”, hardly reported in the English-language press, after the death of a Malian man in police custody.

    http://www.breitbart.com/london/2016/07/25/blmr-protesters-torch-french-town/

    In the UK recently a story broke which illuminated the UK’s open borders – 5 men were killed in an accident in a Birmingham scrapyard – 4 were from Gambia and one from Senegal. How come these men were doing low-paid, unskilled work in the UK? They all had EU passports, issued apparently in Spain. Freedom of movement inside the EU means that the borders are only as good as the weakest link – and it seems Spanish passports are handed out like confetti, even to the unskilled.

    http://www.birminghammail.co.uk/news/midlands-news/nechells-factory-tragedy-bodies-flown-11650268

    When the accident was reported on TV news, I was amazed to hear that there was a 10,000 strong Gambian community in Birmingham. They can’t all have come via Spain. How on earth did they all get in?

    • Replies: @anon
    "How on earth did they all get in?"

    I would hold the Labour party responsible for this.
  119. @Olorin
    Stay frosty, troops.

    "Brett Fiedler Jones" (not its real name) is one of those Hers-bara folks upon whom our host posted earlier today.

    Or a hilarious goofball whom I'd buy a drink. "In our heart of hearts" indeed. Sir, hand in your man card!

    Orlion, Did our newest pest forget the hyphen in his name. Shouldn’t that be Fielder-Jones? I think we should vote to allow one troll, like a pet and after this week, when the DNC will be visiting often choose our resident troll. I’m leaning toward our rescue-troll, Tiny Duck.

  120. @Jason Liu
    You people argue over nothing.

    If the Muslim immigrants were all nice people who didn't kill anyone, you would let them take over the country then? Terrorism is really not that big a deal, and should not be first focal point for nationalists. Ethnic homogeneity is. This means that the Muslim bomber is not merely a criminal for bombing a concert, he is first and foremost a criminal for existing in someone else's ethnostate.

    You people argue over nothing.

    If the Muslim immigrants were all nice people who didn’t kill anyone, you would let them take over the country then? Terrorism is really not that big a deal, and should not be first focal point for nationalists. Ethnic homogeneity is. This means that the Muslim bomber is not merely a criminal for bombing a concert, he is first and foremost a criminal for existing in someone else’s ethnostate.

    Well said, Jason.

  121. @classic explosive
    I am 8 years old. Some of my little friends say Islam has something to do with terrorism. Papa says, "If you see it in THE STEVEOSPHERE it’s so." Please tell me the truth; is there a concerted international PR effort to minimize the religious dimension of Diversity Fireworks for the ad-hoc policy objectives of callow globalists (with or without traditional holy bedsheets)?

    Yes, VIRGINIA, there is an Islamic jihad against the West. It exists as certainly as hatred and rage and fanaticism exist, and you know that they abound in the Islamic world.

    No Jihad? Allah forbid! It lives, and it lives forever. A thousand years from now, Virginia, nay, ten times ten thousand years from now, it will continue to make us miserable unless Islamism is destroyed.

    • Replies: @Corvinus
    It's not Merkel's youth, it's not Islam, it's radical Islam. Nothing more, nothing less.
  122. @Jack D
    Sometimes people come to have last names that don't correspond with their nationality - Frenchmen with German names, Brits with French names, etc. But the rest of what you say is mostly just wrong. Sonboly's parents are Shiite Muslims from Iran who came to Germany as asylum seekers in the 1990s. Ali (very Shia name) was born in Germany and was bullied by the Sunni Turks and Arabs at his school despite the fact that he had an Arab last name.

    I also believe the official story, but I still find it curious that his Facebook cover photo was a Turkish flag uploaded on July 23, 2015. I couldn’t see anything else there, and the profile was deleted later.

  123. @Intelligent Dasein

    Why has there not been a serious movement to defund the humanities?
     
    We need a movement to restore the humanities. Pseudo-scholarship is defeated by real scholarship, academic hacks are defeated by profound thinkers, and error is driven out by truth (especially when the truth tellers have balls).

    There is nothing more difficult or more valuable than the mastery of philosophy. It is vastly more important than, say, STEM. Any reasonably intelligent and workmanlike person can be trained to be an engineer. It takes a man of uncommon brilliance and courage to be a philosopher.

    If the humanities departments were actually in the hands of real scholar-warriors, tripe like this would never be published. It infuriates me to no end to see what passes for philosophy today, but I am equally annoyed by those who roundly denigrate the whole subject without, apparently, caring that it is the brother of religion and the father of art, science, and civilization.

    I am a philosopher. Or more accurately, a philosophizer.

  124. “A failed asylum-seeker from Syria..”

    If he was a failed asylum seeker why was he still in Germany? Why wasn’t he deported?

  125. @Anonymous Nephew
    I see the car-burning season has started in France - the banlieus of Paris have had five nights of "unrest", hardly reported in the English-language press, after the death of a Malian man in police custody.

    http://www.breitbart.com/london/2016/07/25/blmr-protesters-torch-french-town/


    In the UK recently a story broke which illuminated the UK's open borders - 5 men were killed in an accident in a Birmingham scrapyard - 4 were from Gambia and one from Senegal. How come these men were doing low-paid, unskilled work in the UK? They all had EU passports, issued apparently in Spain. Freedom of movement inside the EU means that the borders are only as good as the weakest link - and it seems Spanish passports are handed out like confetti, even to the unskilled.

    http://www.birminghammail.co.uk/news/midlands-news/nechells-factory-tragedy-bodies-flown-11650268

    When the accident was reported on TV news, I was amazed to hear that there was a 10,000 strong Gambian community in Birmingham. They can't all have come via Spain. How on earth did they all get in?

    “How on earth did they all get in?”

    I would hold the Labour party responsible for this.

  126. @Jack D
    I don't think it's just a matter of sticking with a backward religion. Judaism and Christianity were also both pretty backward by modern standards, what with stoning people and going on Crusades, the Inquisition, etc. but these religions evolved to fit the modern world. Islam could have done this also but not Wahhabism which is really the problem. Wahhabism was no problem when it was confined to some poor Bedouins camping with their goats in the mountains of Saudi Arabia but the West has supercharged Wahhabism with trillions of $ of oil money that they should never have been given access to.

    This is a recurring problem with the West. We did the same thing in Africa with Western medicine, with the result that there are now billions of Africans and soon to be billions more. Westernism is a package and you have to adopt the whole package or none of it. If you give a primitive people only certain selected parts of Westernism (even, or perhaps especially, the ones that they perceive as being beneficial) without first giving them Western education and converting them to Western values (it doesn't have to be Western religion - see for example Japan, S. Korea, etc.) it is literally going to blow up in your face one way or another. Even it Japan in blew up the first time.

    And by Western values, I mean classical values and not the decadent version that we have today. I don't blame the Saudis for not wanting their daughters to dress and act like whores, etc.

    But the national I.Q’s of Japan and South Korea are probably much, much higher then in the Arab, middle east, Muslim world. This is a key difference.

  127. @CCZ
    Good examples of the humanities that may deserve defunding:

    https://twitter.com/RealPeerReview

    And a fantastic take on politically correct education:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iKcWu0tsiZM

    My freaking word! The crap “scholarship” on RealPeerReview make Melissa Click’s CV look like quantum mechanics!

  128. @Jack D
    Yes, VIRGINIA, there is an Islamic jihad against the West. It exists as certainly as hatred and rage and fanaticism exist, and you know that they abound in the Islamic world.

    No Jihad? Allah forbid! It lives, and it lives forever. A thousand years from now, Virginia, nay, ten times ten thousand years from now, it will continue to make us miserable unless Islamism is destroyed.

    It’s not Merkel’s youth, it’s not Islam, it’s radical Islam. Nothing more, nothing less.

  129. @greysquirrell
    Not calling them P.O.C does not automatically mean they are White. White traditionally has referred to European peoples only , this was the thinking in the Arabian Gulf also (when I lived over there) .

    I can’t speak for Gulf Arabs or all Saudis for that matter but my former roommate is Saudi (admittedly not from the Gulf side but rather the ancient city of Najran which is ten miles from Yemen and 100 miles from the Red Sea) and he would always refer to his coethnics as “white” when comparing them to the blacks in his city. I never asked him if he considered himself white in the US context but the US racial system definitely was baffling to him. He chastized me for my beliefs about blacks until the time he visited Chicago with his Saudi friend and ended up stranded in the ghetto at night. He said he felt scared for his life…

    But anyway, his untanned skin is darker than probably any European’s untanned skin, and his eyes and hair are jet black, so I’m sure he sees himself as not -quite-white in the US sense, but I doubt he will ever really buy into the American racial paradigm.

    And the alleged interchangeability of “white” and “European” is rather absurd given that many MENAs are whiter than many supposed ethnic Europeans. Tens of millions of MENAs are whiter than the allegedly Greek “Greek” übernationalist Ilias Kasidiaris. He reminds me of mulattos who are so insecure about their blackness (for obvious reasons) that they act far more militant than the average black person. I’m sure someone will write a detailed psychological profile of this pathetic individual. The projection is real…

    • Replies: @Jefferson
    "And the alleged interchangeability of “white” and “European” is rather absurd given that many MENAs are whiter than many supposed ethnic Europeans. Tens of millions of MENAs are whiter than the allegedly Greek “Greek” übernationalist Ilias Kasidiaris."

    And due to Sub Saharan African admixture there are tens of millions of MENAS who are even less White than Ilias Kasidiaris. There are plenty of Arabs that would easily be mistaken for Dominicans and Puerto Ricans in New York City.

    The Palestinian rapper DJ Khaled for example looks like he can pass for a Mulatto/light skin Negro.
  130. @Trelane
    This message was approved by the Hillary Hasbara super PAC trolling committee, LLC Caymen islands offshore subsidary of Zurich slantstreet enterprises, a wholy owned subsidary of FYH enterprises, incorporated in Singapore, a unit of the Bill and Hillary Clinton foundation with principal offices in Bogata Colombia and administered through Goldman Sachs international offices in Riyad , tracable to an unopened mayonaise jar on Funk and Wagnell's porch.

    There should be a CIA front, generously funded from the black budget, somewhere in there.

  131. @AndrewR
    Those are the ones who haven't been marinated in American racial theory and victimhood cult. While obviously whiteness is not entirely socially constructed (contrary to postmodern SJW theory), it is socially constructed to a large degree. So people whom any Zambian tribesman would consider white are considered nonwhite in the bizarre US context.

    ” So people whom any Zambian tribesman would consider white are considered nonwhite in the bizarre US context.”

    A lot of Zambians are so Black that they have a blueish complexion. So even George Zimmerman would be considered White standing next to these freakishly dark skin people.

    So I don’t think The U.S is bizarre for having a less broad definition of White than Zambia.

  132. @AndrewR
    Those are the ones who haven't been marinated in American racial theory and victimhood cult. While obviously whiteness is not entirely socially constructed (contrary to postmodern SJW theory), it is socially constructed to a large degree. So people whom any Zambian tribesman would consider white are considered nonwhite in the bizarre US context.

    ” So people whom any Zambian tribesman would consider white are considered nonwhite in the bizarre US context.”

    A lot of Zambians are so Black that they have a blueish complexion. So even George Zimmerman would be considered White standing next to these freakishly dark skin people.

    So I don’t think The U.S is bizarre for having a less broad definition of White than Zambia.

  133. @AndrewR
    I can't speak for Gulf Arabs or all Saudis for that matter but my former roommate is Saudi (admittedly not from the Gulf side but rather the ancient city of Najran which is ten miles from Yemen and 100 miles from the Red Sea) and he would always refer to his coethnics as "white" when comparing them to the blacks in his city. I never asked him if he considered himself white in the US context but the US racial system definitely was baffling to him. He chastized me for my beliefs about blacks until the time he visited Chicago with his Saudi friend and ended up stranded in the ghetto at night. He said he felt scared for his life...

    But anyway, his untanned skin is darker than probably any European's untanned skin, and his eyes and hair are jet black, so I'm sure he sees himself as not -quite-white in the US sense, but I doubt he will ever really buy into the American racial paradigm.

    And the alleged interchangeability of "white" and "European" is rather absurd given that many MENAs are whiter than many supposed ethnic Europeans. Tens of millions of MENAs are whiter than the allegedly Greek "Greek" übernationalist Ilias Kasidiaris. He reminds me of mulattos who are so insecure about their blackness (for obvious reasons) that they act far more militant than the average black person. I'm sure someone will write a detailed psychological profile of this pathetic individual. The projection is real...

    “And the alleged interchangeability of “white” and “European” is rather absurd given that many MENAs are whiter than many supposed ethnic Europeans. Tens of millions of MENAs are whiter than the allegedly Greek “Greek” übernationalist Ilias Kasidiaris.”

    And due to Sub Saharan African admixture there are tens of millions of MENAS who are even less White than Ilias Kasidiaris. There are plenty of Arabs that would easily be mistaken for Dominicans and Puerto Ricans in New York City.

    The Palestinian rapper DJ Khaled for example looks like he can pass for a Mulatto/light skin Negro.

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