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From the Los Angeles Times last week:

4 smiling teachers posed with a noose. Now they’re on leave, along with the principal
By COLLEEN SHALBY
MAY 10, 2019 | 1:30 PM

Four teachers and a principal have been placed on leave after a photo of the educators posing with what appears to be a noose circulated on email and social media.

The circumstances around the origin of the noose at Summerwind Elementary School in Palmdale and the response afterward are under investigation.

The photo shows four teachers smiling and holding a noose and was shared online without caption or context.

“I am appalled that this incident occurred,” Supt. Raul Maldonado said. “I am committed to the Palmdale Promise’s values of equity, integrity, and multiculturalism, and I know that most of the district believe[s] in the same values the Promise upholds. We will not allow the hurtful actions of a few hold back our district’s pledge to do right by our community.”

Outcry among parents and others in the community followed the discovery of the photo. Breyson Clemmons, a parent at the school, told the Antelope Valley Press that she kept her 10-year-old daughter home from school afterward.

… “We are disgusted. Absolutely disgusted,” Clemmons said. “We drop our kids off with the idea that we are sending them to a culturally competent institution for learning. We think that we’re sending them to a school; they’re safe. Never do we think we’re sending them to a plantation where they got nooses hanging up, and holding on to nooses. Taking pictures and smiling, where’s the humor?”

There has been a dramatic increase in hate incidents in grades K-12 across the country, said Cyndi Silverman, the Anti-Defamation League’s director for the Santa Barbara and Tri-Counties region.

As Jussie Smollett tried to warn us, white racists, even Mexican ones, are obsessed with lynching blacks with nooses.

But from the L.A. Times this week:

Picture of smiling teachers with noose might be tied to notorious child abuse case
By COLLEEN SHALBY
MAY 13, 2019 | 4:35 PM

… One of the teachers in the photo is Jennifer Garcia. Garcia was the first-grade teacher of Gabriel Fernandez, the 8-year-old boy who was tortured and murdered by his mother, Pearl Sinthia Fernandez, and the mother’s boyfriend, Isauro Aguirre, in 2013. She repeatedly reported signs of abuse before the boy’s death and testified in June.

“They are evil,” she said about the mother and boyfriend at the hearing, where Fernandez was sentenced to life in prison and Aguirre was sentenced to death.

From NBC News last year:

Man sentenced to death in torture, murder of boy he thought was gay

“The conduct was horrendous, inhumane and nothing short of evil,” the judge said in imposing sentence.

June 7, 2018, 6:46 PM PDT / Updated June 7, 2018, 6:46 PM PDT
By Dennis Romero

LOS ANGELES — A California man was sentenced to death on Thursday for the killing of a young boy who prosecutors said was tortured because he believed the child was gay, and the boy’s mother was sentenced to life in prison.

Los Angeles County state court Judge George Lomeli sentenced 37-year-old Isauro Aguirre after he was convicted late last year of first-degree murder in the death of 8-year-old Gabriel Fernandez.

The child’s mother, Pearl Sinthia Fernandez, 34, pleaded guilty to first-degree murder in February and was sentenced on Thursday to life in prison without the possibility of parole. Aguirre was Fernandez’ boyfriend.

Gabriel died in May of 2013 in the working class high desert community of Palmdale, north of Los Angeles. Prosecutors said the boy’s skull was fractured, 12 of his ribs were broken, he was forced to eat cat feces, and that he slept, bound and gagged, in a cabinet.

“The conduct was horrendous, inhumane and nothing short of evil,” Lomeli said Thursday in imposing sentence.

“It is unimaginable, the pain that this child probably endured. And from what I heard, Gabriel was a kind, loving individual who just wanted to be loved,” the judge added.

Los Angeles County Deputy District Attorney Jon Hatami said during the trial that Aguirre “liked torture” and systematically abused Gabriel Fernandez because he thought the boy was gay. …

Several agencies investigated abuse allegations leading up to Gabriel’s death, the Associated Press reported. On several occasions, investigators concluded there was no evidence of abuse.

Prosecutors have since filed charges of child abuse and falsifying records against four county social workers in Gabriel’s death.

In summary, this teacher, Jennifer Garcia, did everything right in reporting that her first grader was being abused, but then the bureaucracy dropped the ball for some reason. Eventually, the child was tortured to death, just as the teacher feared. She tried to stop it but nobody else cared.

Jennifer Garcia is the only hero in this horrific story, but she’s suspended and denounced.

Now, the highest punishment available under law has been declared by a court to be the just desert of the murderer. So, the heroine teacher and her friends celebrated with an old symbol of lawful justice upon murderers. (Of course, due to Governor Newsome, the death penalty won’t be carried out on the murderer, but at least judge declare it right and fitting punishment for what he did.)

And then random black people online got all work up and had the heroine and her friends suspended and denounced because it just had to be about them.

Because isn’t everything about blacks?

After all, didn’t the attempted lynching of Jussie Smollett teach us that racists are everywhere with their nooses in 2019 trying to lynch black people?

And then the ADL helped put the boot in on the teachers, because of course they did.

By the way, I don’t see any word on the murderer’s immigration status.

 
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  1. J.Ross says: • Website

    This will stop when there is some sort of consequence for our out of control elite. Until then the blame lies with the people who gave credibility and time to captured institutions.

    • Agree: Realist, Ibound1
    • Replies: @Jake
    , @bomag
    , @Desiderius
    , @getaclue
  2. jon says:

    I guess a game of ‘Hangman’ is out as the go to time killer for teachers.

    • Replies: @The Alarmist
  3. Svigor says:

    Here’s the whole interview clip of BBC totally BTFOing Ben Shapiro:

    Holy facts steamrolling feelings, Batman.

    The guy literally tells Shapiro he’s playing Devil’s Advocate, and Shapiro still never catches on.*

    Definitely stick to college kids and fellow tribesmen, Benji.

    *P.S., this is part of why ad hominem attacks are a bad idea, in addition to a classic fallacy; because Devil’s Advocates can toy with you and make you look dumb.

  4. hhsiii says:

    Frontier justice.

    • Replies: @hhsiii
  5. Anything that gives even the perception, however remote and implausible, of being disrespectful to the Sacred Race, must be slapped down and its perpetrators punished — America 2019.

  6. @GroverCleveland

    Which Sacred Race are you referring to? There are two in America: the Sacred Race, and the Extra-super-Special “Six Million” Sacred Race.

    • Agree: TheBoom
    • LOL: Dannyboy
    • Replies: @Jake
  7. Anon[346] • Disclaimer says:

    I wonder why so much time passed before this update story came out. And it’s just based on an online rumor and one cop’s speculation, not on any statement from the accused.

    Why no press conference with an attorney representing the women the day after it broke? Could this be a deliberate ploy to entrap school officials (and media) into Covingtonesque defamation? Is there a big lawsuit on the horizon?

    I really hope so. I mean, how many times (Smollett, Covington) does this have to happen before lessons are learned? If these chicks sue everyone involved for the now de rigueur $250,000 (or “WP1,” one Washington Post) each.

    I wonder if, like the MAGA hat and the OK sign, the noose will turn into a strict liability hate object, where intent need not be proven before you are vilified online and fired from your job.

  8. “I am appalled that this incident occurred,” Supt. Raul Maldonado said. “Everyone knows teachers should be fondling students, not nooses!”

    If “SNL” were still funny, they’d report it this way on “Weekend Update.”

    • LOL: Johann Ricke
    • Replies: @AnotherDad
  9. Anon[346] • Disclaimer says:

    Nevertheless, a raucously joyous death sentence shindig, complete with noose, is a little sick, or at least Third World, you have to admit. It’s like Samuel Pepys describing a drawing and quartering.

    You’re supposed to just tearfully say something like, “Any time a human life is taken is horrible, but a lawful jury returned this verdict, and we can now begin the process of healing and celebrating the all-too-short life of [victim’s name].”

  10. duncsbaby says:

    Four liberal nice lady teachers thought they were above reproach & found out otherwise. There’s a whole lot of stupid going ‘round here. They were stupid for posting it on the internet (facebook I’m guessing – it’s where nice lib middle-aged ladies hang . . . out!), others were stupid for thinking this some sorta racist threat, school admin stupidly overreacts. This country will stupidly pay for the murderer’s existence for many more years.

    • Agree: fish
  11. Paul says:

    The teachers need to contact lawyers and find out if they have any legal remedies, including lawsuits.

  12. @jon

    I guess a game of ‘Hangman’ is out as the go to time killer for teachers.

    They may still use the Woke version, HangWhitePerson.

    • Agree: bomag
  13. @Anon

    C’mon, this lady was the first grade teacher of the child who was tortured to death. She tried to stop his murder but nobody else cared, so the little boy wound up dead.

    Now, she and her friends are celebrating that, while nothing will bring the child back, at least justice will be done.

    (Of course, it won’t be done due to Governor Newsome, but at least a judge said it should be done.)

  14. And then there were none.
    Competent teachers in Summerwind Elementary School.

  15. Anon[346] • Disclaimer says:

    OT

    Andy Borowitz is a guy who has a regular daily gig at the New Yorker to write a satire column, and he really sucks. The entire joke is always given away in the title, and it’s never funny. (Oddly, the New Yorker does run humor by others that is often funny.)

    So I was gratified when, while listening to a podcast at Bloggingheads in which Aryeh Cohen-Wade was interviewing an academic named Justin Smith who studies satire and had written a New York Times opinion piece called “The End of Satire,” one of them mentioned Borowitz and they both spontaneously broke into convulsive laughter at how unfunny Borowitz is. So it’s not just me. The guy seems to be unfireable, and I wonder why?

    Anyway, I found a video of Borowitz discussing Donald Trump with comedian Sarah Silverman at a New Yorker event a mere month before the 2016 election. It is really delicious to listen to these two smug urbanites ridicule Trump (“who doesn’t have a chance of winning”) so close to his victory.

    Another topic they discussed was when Silverman was talking about how she was creeped out by her boyfriend putting up the American flag on his house. “I love America, but not like above all other places. I called my sister and asked her, ‘Why do I feel so uncomfortable that my boyfriend is putting an American flag up?’ And she said it’s because Jews have an innate fear of nationalism. That U.S.A. Number One ferver is so scary. It’s closed and xenophobic.”

    It’d interesting to hear a Jew express it so unambiguosly, and also to say right out that certain Jewish feelings or political beliefs are “innate.”

    Video embedded here: https://www.newyorker.com/culture/new-yorker-festival/sarah-silverman-and-andy-borowitz-discuss-donald-trump

  16. Joe Joe says:
    @Steve Sailer

    and I’m sure Susan Sarandon will be there to support and comfort the death row inmate in prison!!!

    • Replies: @Aryan Racist
  17. black sea says:
    @Steve Sailer

    In a sense, I agree with Anon. A horrendous crime, followed by a conviction, should be treated as the penultimate act of a somber human tragedy. Four women smiling into the camera as they dangle a homemade noose trivializes the magnitude of this crime, and the suffering of its victim.

    Having said that, I don’t think they should have been suspended from work.

  18. @Anon

    The joyful attitude is strange, I agree. Lao Tzu (no American citizen, I know, I know, and no supporter of the death penalty too, I know that as well), put the moral problem at stake here this way: “Weapons are sad tools”. That’s because death is sad.

    (Now, to add my disclaimer: There is no way (NO way), to make use of Lao Tzu’s existential position as a reason to fire four schoolteachers, who had done a lot of morally outstandingly good things – especially one of them (most likely with the support of the three others).

  19. conatus says:

    Most people consider lynching a Blacks-only affair but even the NAACP, History of Lynchings page, acknowledges 27% of lynching victims were white.

    “From 1882-1968, 4,743 lynchings occurred in the United States. Of these people that were lynched 3,446 were black. The blacks lynched accounted for 72.7% of the people lynched. These numbers seem large, but it is known that not all of the lynchings were ever recorded. Out of the 4,743 people lynched only 1,297 white people were lynched. That is only 27.3%.”
    James Q. Wilson was a professor at Harvard for 25 years, and in the chapter on crime in his 2002 book “Beyond the Color Line” he makes the point that “Black men commit murders at a rate about eight times greater than that for white men.” This disparity is not new: it has existed for well over a century. When historian Roger Lane studied murder rates in Philadelphia he found that since 1839 the black rate has been much higher than the white rate.

    With a lopsided racial murder rate you get a corresponding lopsided lynching rate.

  20. anon[267] • Disclaimer says:

    Schoolteachers are all snitches for the Family Court, though they’re only listened to when the father has custody.
    Little boys being murdered by their mother’s boyfriend is a regular occurrence in Australia too, but authorities appear unable to make the connection.

    • Replies: @YetAnotherAnon
  21. @Anon

    Everybody’s convinced they would never attend a public execution, but they haven’t been put to the test yet, have they?

  22. I’m trying to figure out the circumstances which would lead to four kindly-looking schoolteacher ladies posing laughingly with a noose, but my imagination draws a blank, and I am unable to back-construct construct a joke that might have led to the scene in the picture.

    I look forward to the details from the investigation, assuming these women will be allowed to tell their side of the story, and, equally, that we will get to hear it.

  23. El Dato says:
    @PiltdownMan

    They might be in a knot-tying class.

    https://www.wikihow.com/Tie-a-Noose

    A noose can be used as a scary yard decoration during Halloween or to improve your fishing or boating experience. If you’re using the noose for decoration, know the law before proceeding—some states consider displaying a noose to be threatening and have made it illegal. Do not tie a noose around your neck in any circumstances, even if it’s a joke. If you want to know how to make a noose, follow these steps.

    Because face it: Nooses and other knots don’t wander around in the middle of the night like trash pandas. They need to be tied! And that is a skill which needs to be taught.

    People with management problems upstairs may be neurotic about nooses, but it’s just another artifact.

    Come to think of it, the White Supremacy Hand Sign looks a lot like a noose too. Double jeopardy!

    • Replies: @Jack D
  24. @Anon

    Why no press conference with an attorney representing the women the day after it broke?

    Who says they didn’t try? But how do you get the press to cover something they don’t want to? Hasn’t happened yet. Even in a case like this, they have to be dragged kicking and screaming, and even then because they perceive no other choice.

  25. El Dato says:
    @Anon

    Jews have an innate fear of nationalism.

    Seen from here, Israel’s behaviour doesn’t prove this point at all?

    Is this only for embedded Jews?

    • Replies: @Desiderius
    , @Anonymouse
  26. @Anon

    Thanks for the link,which I will check out later. ATM I’ll only observe that one person’s “innate fear of nationalism” is another’s tendency to wreck other people’s countries.

  27. Well they’re White women. Surely, they are guilty of other Thought Crimes.

  28. @conatus

    Has anyone ever added up how many white people have been tortured, raped, and murdered by blacks in the past 100 years?

    Even a ball-park figure would be illuminating, I’d say.

    • Replies: @Bruce County
  29. @Svigor

    The most amazing thing is Shapiro doesn’t know who Andrew Neil is. Sure, we can cut some slack for big country insularity, but sorry that’s just shit. He’s the manager of the Spectator and has been around for donkeys years. He was a murdoch times editor in the 80s (wrote a half decent book about it). Shapiro should know this stuff. He really should.

    • Agree: jim jones
    • Replies: @Steve Sailer
    , @Svigor
  30. @Anon

    Nevertheless, a raucously joyous death sentence shindig, complete with noose, is a little sick, or at least Third World, you have to admit.

    Actually, back when this was a real country, people were willing to actually take action against horse thieves, murderers and rapists. They didn’t just hold up a weapon of justice and laugh, they actually used them.

    So no, I don’t find it sick. I want to be surrounded by citizens who have an impulse to celebrate justice being done.

  31. Bitfu says:
    @black sea

    These replies are so stupid. Sorry, but they are. You act as if this one snap shot captures the entirety of their emotions. In other words, what you see is all there is.

    The teacher was horrified at the treatment of this child. She fought for the child when it appeared nobody else cared. Imagine her reaction upon hearing the child was tortured. Her sadness—her frustration–her deep anger.

    And, no doubt these somber, smoldering emotions lasted for quite some time—all through the lengthy trial. A trial at which the teacher testified!

    Finally, it all culminates and she’s reflecting back with her support group. Probably they shed plenty of tears. Probably there was also some sense of relief that this was finally over. Don’t you think?

    Believe it or not—at moments like these a bout of laughter is a healthy, normal reaction. It’s a break in the tension. Comic relief (if you will) happens at funerals and in the trenches of war across cultures throughout history.

    But, if you’re an idiot, with no sense of context–this relief might look inappropriate, and must be commented upon.

    So–what do you think here. Do you really think these ladies spent the bulk of this occasion reveling in mirth and jocularity–OR—do you think this one photo was a single, unrepresentative break at the culmination of a long, dreary, heartbreaking tragedy?

    But you saw a picture of her smiling—therefore that’s who this woman is. So stupid. Sorry, but it is.

    • Agree: Abe, kaganovitch
    • LOL: Kylie
  32. White women holding a noose. No more thought needed. Not thinking about things is Who We Are.

    • Replies: @Known Fact
  33. @PiltdownMan

    Wouldn’t tracing the circumstances go back decades to work out how four kindly looking ladies ended up at a school in a desert on the far outskirts of LA teaching children of meth-addled mestizo gang bangers? The story of the 21st century is going be a lot of people rubbing up against each other unprepared for each others notions about how best to order society.

  34. @Cowboy shaw

    Shapiro has a big staff in his office on Ventura Boulevard in Sherman Oaks.

    • Replies: @Cowboy shaw
    , @DCThrowback
  35. @anon

    In the UK, mothers living with a boyfriend who’s not the child’s father are at the highest risk of abuse.

    And would you believe the biological children of married parents are at least risk?

    https://www.civitas.org.uk/pdf/Experiments.pdf

  36. Jake says:
    @J.Ross

    “Out out of control elite” did not spring up with no patrimony in the year 2008, or 1992 or 1069 or even 1963, or 1863. Our Elite have a very long history of growing into what we see today, just like the gigantic 120 old oak has a history.

    If that oak is poison for you in some way, and you keep trying to solve the problems by taking off a really bad limb here and there, and hoping that new limbs will grow without anything poisonous, then you are worse than wasting your time – you are making certain that tree is trimmed and pruned so that its life is maximized.

  37. DCThrowback says: • Website
    @Svigor

    That was fantastic. Sad we didn’t get to see the interviewer destroy Shapiro on exactly what “Judeo-Christian values” are/were, too.

  38. @Svigor

    Ben Shapiro has a platform because he is useful controlled opposition.

    • Agree: Moses
    • Replies: @Svigor
    , @Jack Highlands
  39. @Anon

    White people’s rapidly increasing inability to get a little medieval every now and then (or really, just a little ‘early modern’ would do) is closely connected with why they will ultimately go extinct IMO.

  40. Jake says:
    @The Germ Theory of Disease

    You forgot the other sacred Semitic race: Arabic Mohammedans.

    You also forgot the sacred gay/lesbian/bi/trannie/poly sacred race(s).

    • Replies: @BengaliCanadianDude
  41. Walsh2 says:
    @Steve Sailer

    My first gig out of law school was revoking parental rights. Try to imagine the type of depravity it takes for the state to come in and revoke a parent’s right to raise their kid. Now, take whatever type of depravity you imagined and multiply it ten fold and you may come close to realizing the reality of the situation these kids endured.

    In other words, I agree with you. I have no problem with these women celebrating this guy getting the death penalty. Quite frankly, I wouldn’t have a problem if the murderer was drawn and quartered.

    • Agree: JMcG, Bruce County
    • Replies: @Buffalo Joe
  42. Anon[247] • Disclaimer says:
    @Svigor

    I have been searching for mentions of Shapiro across the unz.com for 5 days, but, obviously, this bunch of Republicans won’t come out in admitting that their “thinker”, famous for “destroying” in US debates, couldn’t maintain coherence, truth, or even truthfulness for 15 minutes. Literally, he went on to lies, claiming that the videos titles “Shapiro destroys homosexuality” do not exist on his channel.

    This brings me to a wider point. Mr. Sailer claims Google results are manipulated to prove that left is good, immigration to US is needed, and BN are as smart as others. However, googling “ben shapiro” does not show any mention of this incident – at least not on the first page. Instead, you get random ass-kissing quotes from his website byline, his YT channel, his interview with Rogan. It shows that Google results are, like Facebook feeds, controlled by what people click, rather than by Kalergi and Soros.

    Also, this incident is so telling in so many dimensions. It speaks of the impotence of US TV hosts, which is fairly amusing given that at least a quarter of Mr. Sailer’s posts, and many more comments on unz, are driven by TV. It exemplifies how Americans don’t really understand “debate”, and prefer to avoid contradictions, thus remaining incapable of sustaining a rational debate.

    It shows how damaging is the guru system, another American disease, where some businesspeople dedicate to self-marketing, in order to fleece the masses. Instead of being perceived as loudmouths, such self-aggrandizing pricks are perceived as better then you, their consumer. Case in point, Shapiro made some of his money by selling a book on how to “destroy” leftists in debates, whereas IRL he can’t destroy an imaginary leftist. Apparently, Shapiro preaches the importance of doing your homework, and his gullible fans probably believe he actually bothers with that.

    Another case in point, Trump has sold tickets to classes on how to invest in real estate, despite having inherited most of his seed money, and trailing behind S&P 500 since the day he was born. I don’t see Ingvar Kamprad or Amancio Ortega charging for classes on how to become rich, although they actually went from middle class to rich. Eventually, the real estate guru became the president. How do you like your wall, disciples?

    Finally, it speaks volumes about the Yeshiva University that admitted this little dick before his time, and about Harvard law school. It is indicative of how the American education selects its stars from the most vacuous self-aggrandizing sociopaths.

  43. bomag says:
    @J.Ross

    Agree.

    And our captured institutions face almost no consequences for their damage: academia gets more money; the courts are given more power; left-wing politicians spewing hate and open borders get more applause. Even on a personal level: Smollett et al get more fame; the bureaucrats and politicians pushing election collusion are flying high.

  44. @Steve Sailer

    He needs to fire a couple of them then and employ at least one person who has a wider perspective. It’s possible from his mea culpa over this he will. Its hard to overstate what a disaster for his reputation that shit show was. I can’t think how he will ever get a serious reputation in Britain after this.

    Having said that, an Andrew Neil compered stoush between him and Owen Jones could be spectacular. Jones HATES Neil from the hard left with a passion bordering on psychotic and he’s every bit as shrill and monomaniacal as Shapiro. The three of them could go at for hours I imagine. Though bouncers would probably have to be employed to ensure neither Jones nor Shapiro can rip off their microphones and flounce out with a baroque flourish.

  45. @Anon

    given that at least a quarter of Mr. Sailer’s posts, and many more comments on unz, are driven by TV

    Really? I’d guess that about 5% of my posts are driven by TV. I don’t have cable TV, and I don’t watch much broadcast TV. (However, I will say that if you have Hulu, check out “Peep Show,” which is one of the funniest sitcoms I’ve ever seen in my life.) I don’t like videos longer than, say, the video of Buffalo Springfield doing “For What It’s Worth” on some teenybopper show in 1966. And the last podcast I listened to was one I was on a few years ago.

    I believe I read a book by Ben Shapiro once. Ironically, it may have been about the television industry, if I recall correctly. But I don’t recall seeing him on video. Likewise I’ve never watched a Jordan Peterson video, so I don’t comment about him.

    Basically, my brain doesn’t multitask. But I do read fast. So whenever I’m sitting and listening to people talk, I’m thinking: You know, I could be reading.

  46. DCThrowback says: • Website

    Teachers are the tip of the spear in noticing. Getting a few pops into a teacher and them confirming all your most “evil” HBD beliefs is life affirming imo

  47. DCThrowback says: • Website
    @Steve Sailer

    They let their boss down then. Any good staff prepares a least a blurb identifying who the person is they’re talking with so the boss doesn’t have to figure out (in the middle of the cot-damn interview) who the person is and what perspective they are coming from.

    Ideally, Ben’s chief of staff would provide notes on the interviewer’s style, what types of questions to be prepared for, and how “softball” the interview was.

    Now, my personal opinion is Ben thinks he so smart he doesn’t need that preparation and likely believes his own press about how he “DESTROYS” leftists on the regular and was not really for this BBC Ambush (from the right).

    To me: mundane staff work is still important.

    • Replies: @Desiderius
  48. “I love America, but not like above all other places. I called my sister and asked her, ‘Why do I feel so uncomfortable that my boyfriend is putting an American flag up?’ And she said it’s because Jews have an innate fear of nationalism. That U.S.A. Number One ferver is so scary. It’s closed and xenophobic.”

    “…because Jews have an innate fear of nationalism.” Except when they don’t.
    From the Jerusalem Post, November 17th, 2015: “Sarah Silverman, hilarious American comedian and actor, has a strong connection to Israel. She often speaks about her sister’s family that lives in Jerusalem and her support for Israel. She was vocal during last March’s election in support of the left-wing Meretz party, tweeting, “ISRAEL! If you are a Meretz supporter you NEED to VOTE MARCH 17. Every vote counts. If you don’t vote, you can’t complain.” One man’s closed and xenophobic nationalism is another man’s just-so-right patriotic nationalism, right Sarah?

  49. @Captain Tripps

    Sarah Silverman’s sister is like a Reform rabbi in Israel and is always campaigning for more self-destructive stuff like African immigration into Israel, IIRC. So her sister might be more to the left of Israel’s electorate than Sarah is of America’s.

    • Replies: @Captain Tripps
    , @jon
  50. Four teachers and a principal have been placed on leave after a photo of the educators posing with what appears to be a noose circulated on email and social media.

    The circumstances around the origin of the noose at Summerwind Elementary School in Palmdale and the response afterward are under investigation.

    Shouldn’t they determine the facts before administering punishment?

  51. Gunner says:

    Da Root was so mad about this, they couldn’t even go out and steal some Grape Drank. The Lefts worship of teachers only applies to the non-white ones, I guess.

    • Replies: @CCZ
    , @Buffalo Joe
  52. Logan says:

    It is fascinating, but entirely typical, that the boyfriend was sentenced (theoretically) to death, while the mother was sentenced to life in prison.

    By any logical standard the mother, because she was the mother, should have been held to a higher standard than the boyfriend.

    Of course, I’d be happy to just cleanse the planet of the presence of both.

    • Replies: @Hunsdon
  53. Logan says:
    @Captain Tripps

    Nationalism for me but not for thee.

  54. peterike says:

    No noose is good noose.

  55. @Steve Sailer

    Good on ya’, Steve, for ditching the TV! I didn’t know that. Yeah, your posts are 50% from The New York Times, The Atlantic, and The Washington Post, so I don’t know what this guy’s taking about.

    I do read pretty fast, and would rather read the “Radio Derb” transcript, for example, than listen – I believe it’s 7-8 X faster, reading it (he’s got the times from the podcast on there). However, I couldn’t get through that much of the Lyin’ Press, hotel-doormat-version (I’m thinking more USA Today*) not just based on time constraints, but based on blood-pressure control.

    .

    * See “Stepped on an interesting USA Today article the other day …”.

    • Replies: @Desiderius
  56. @ben tillman

    Well, I mean, they’ve already got a noose rigged up, so … you know? (It’s not so easy to make one of those, compared to the sheet bend – my personal favorite – or the half-hitch.)

  57. peterike says:
    @Anon

    Andy Borowitz is a guy who has a regular daily gig at the New Yorker to write a satire column, and he really sucks. The entire joke is always given away in the title, and it’s never funny.

    His job isn’t to be funny. His job is to give Progressive urbanites yet another reason to feel smugly superior to deplorables, as if 90% of The New Yorker isn’t dedicated to that same goal. But there is no limit to the desire of Progressives for a self-aggrandizing echo chamber.

    The New Yorker’s print edition still occasionally comes up with good reporting. But their bloggers and political reporters are among the stupidest on earth.

  58. @Steve Sailer

    Fair enough, but honestly, Steve, don’t you have the least bit, just a touch of Schadenfreude when the agents of the narrative trip themselves up? Left-wing academics are indoctrinated in this stuff. They indoctrinate the children in this stuff. And there those privileged K-12 White women teachers are, waving a noose.

    Not terribly bright of them.

    • Replies: @Steve Sailer
  59. @ben tillman

    “Shouldn’t they determine the facts before administering punishment?”
    This is SJW America. That’s not how they do things now.

  60. @HammerJack

    Why bother with 100 years. Just one years numbers are mind numbing… But its a noose people.!!!..It creeps the streets at night looking to hang an “innocent bush master” or 4.

    Have a read….but its a noose!!!!! I cant help it… Its horrible…Its a noose.. How dare they!!!
    According to U.S. Justice Department figures over 34,460 White women are sexually assaulted or raped by Black men each year, and most authorities believe that the actual rape figures are at least twice the reported number. In perhaps the most shocking crime figure of all is the number of White rapes against Black women. Statistically, it is 0! Because they have fewer than 10 cases nationally.
    According to murder figures released by the Justice Department in 2002, , Black predators are at least 22 times more likely to murder White women than the reverse. In regard to gang attacks including the horrible specter of gang rape, the figures are literally off the charts, with at least a 200 times greater chance of Blacks committing gang assaults and that includes both White men and women victims!

    In just one year the number of White women raped by Black males is 6 times the total number of all lynchings during the entire history of the United States. (Estimated to be about 5,000 including both Whites and Blacks) Just numbers right.

    The rotted SJW minds astound me.

    • Replies: @anon
  61. @Anon

    Are you suggesting the posters on unz, in particular in sailer’s section of it, are running interference for Shapiro, a neo-con free-market zionist/globalist?

    Interesting angle.

    • Replies: @Lurker
    , @bored identity
  62. Gunner says:
    @Captain Tripps

    Is there a bigger sellout comedian than Sarah Silverman? The only reasons she got famous is because white men liked to look at her and she said funny things about all racial groups. She is clearly dumb as a post and unable to see any double standard about loving America vs loving Israel.

    • Replies: @Steve Sailer
    , @Desiderius
  63. @Gunner

    Sarah Silverman is a pretty good voiceover actress: see Wreck-It Ralph.

    • Replies: @Charles Pewitt
  64. @Jim Christian

    Elementary school teachers don’t have to be terribly bright. They have to like small children a lot. Which means they really don’t like small children who were under their care being tortured to death.

    • Agree: Redneck farmer
  65. In the first L.A. Times clip, the school district’s superintendent says, “I am committed to the Palmdale Promise’s values of equity, integrity, and multiculturalism, and I know that most of the district believe[s] in the same values the Promise upholds. We will not allow the hurtful actions of a few hold back our district’s pledge to do right by our community.”
    But in the linked-to article this Palmdale Promise is never quoted by the reporter Colleen Shalby, who is described as “an engagement editor [wedding engagements?] for the Los Angeles Times. She previously worked at PBS NewsHour in Washington, D.C. [the Big Time]. She’s a graduate of George Washington University and a native of Southern California.”

  66. Anon[346] • Disclaimer says:
    @Steve Sailer

    I don’t like video either (except for music on YouTube), and podcasts are limited to cooking time and cleaning the pet cages.

    But you don’t have to watch a whole video to get the gist of someone. If you randomly dip into several videos for a minute or two you get a statistically representative sample of what they do. I have used this to satisfy myself that people ranging from Pewdiepie to Gavin McInnes to Jordan Peterson are smart and decent fellows.

  67. Barnard says:
    @conatus

    The Tuskegee Institute is trying to help the 27% posthumously participate in the flight from white. On their lynching map for that era, they now break out Chinese, Italian, [email protected], Native American and other as separate groups. Previously they just threw everyone who wasn’t black in a generic “white” group. The [email protected] group (no idea why they have the @ sign at the end) is almost entirely Mexicans, I would imagine most people in the Southwest thought of as white. One they list in Eastern Oregon was named Tom “the Spaniard.”

    Lynching in this historic usage doesn’t necessarily mean the person was hung with a noose. It means a man was killed by mob action outside the legal system. I don’t know a percentage, but many of those included in lynching statistics were not hung.

    • Agree: Ron Mexico
    • Replies: @syonredux
  68. @Steve Sailer

    What sociopolitical happening will you refer to as, “The Bad Thing”?

  69. fnn says:
    @Anon

    British Labour superstar MP David Lammy is also a Harvard Law grad:

    • Replies: @PiltdownMan
    , @Lurker
  70. anon[826] • Disclaimer says:
    @GroverCleveland

    hey Grover, time for another run?

  71. Flemur says:

    Shantae Jackson (left) and Breyson Clemmons hold a [BIG BLOWN UP] picture of four Summerwind Elementary School teachers depicted with a noose Thursday afternoon at the school.”

  72. @Anon

    I wouldn’t want to criticize somebody without watching a sizable amount of their video. Buty I don’t particularly want to watch a sizable amount of anybody’s video if they aren’t the Rolling Stones or Led Zeppelin …

    • Replies: @JMcG
  73. anon[826] • Disclaimer says:
    @Anon

    This brings me to a wider point. Mr. Sailer claims Google results are manipulated to prove that left is good, immigration to US is needed, and BN are as smart as others. However, googling “ben shapiro” does not show any mention of this incident – at least not on the first page. Instead, you get random ass-kissing quotes from his website byline, his YT channel, his interview with Rogan. It shows that Google results are, like Facebook feeds, controlled by what people click, rather than by Kalergi and Soros.

    (((google))) (((facebook))) (((youtube))) (((ben shapiro)))

    i first suspected google of jiggering the results when i searched on Benghazi around 2012 and all i got were articles of how wonderful obozo was as well as accompanying photos of him with a BIG grin

    • Agree: jim jones
  74. @black sea

    A brief suspension from social media might be more to the point

  75. @Steve Sailer

    Sarah Silverman is a pretty good voiceover actress: see Wreck-It Ralph.

    I have my theory about why the JEW/WASP ruling class utilizes New Hampshire Jews such as Sarah Silverman in their corporate propaganda apparatus, but it also ties in Dartmouth and the Tuck School of Business.

    My theory is that the Jews who infiltrated into New England are particularly rancid in their white hot hatred of European Christians and the NICENESS of many New Englanders drives the Jew interlopers up a phucking wall.

    The Jew billionaire in New Hampshire seems content with accumulating more money through transportation and distribution schemes, he doesn’t seem so over the top anti-white as Miss Silverman.

    Adam Sandler seems like a New Hampshire Likud Jew who would understand why Americans want to implement an immigration moratorium and deport all illegal alien invaders. I saw Sandler at a comedy show before he hit it big and his one decent bit was about a tiny Elvis in the refrigerator. It was in my interest to laugh uproariously because the young lady I was with thought Sandler was funny as Hell, and the night had pursuits to pursue.

  76. @Just Saying

    Banana peels have also triggered several incidents, so better watch what you’re seen eating for breakfast

    • Replies: @CCZ
  77. Abe says:
    @GroverCleveland

    Anything that gives even the perception, however remote and implausible, of being disrespectful to the Sacred Race, must be slapped down and its perpetrators punished — America 2019.

    If the most beautiful sculpture ever made, Michaelangelo’s Pieta, is ever damaged or intentionally vandalized, you know (JUST KNOW) good whites will clamor to replace the face of the head-covered dolorous virgin with that of Ilhan Onar. Worshipping Muslima parliamentarians as OUR LADY in CURRENT YEAR is who we are.

  78. anon[826] • Disclaimer says:
    @Bruce County

    plus blacks kill a net 200+ whites every year so the lynchings are already evened out, if there were more than a few actually innocent

  79. When I think of nooses what comes to mind is Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge, or maybe The Ox-Bow Incident.

  80. El Dato says:

    A little bit of noose humor!

    Whitey is getting lynched:

    https://www.otakusmash.com/read-comics/The_Adventures_of_Tintin/003/38/

    Of course it fails eventually.

  81. @Anon

    Nevertheless President Trump turned about a million dollars into $9 billion Eventually. Face it anyone who can do that is exponentially smarter, adept, and perspicacious than 99.999999% of those who decry him. You do know he wasn’t handed billions from daddy? (that would be the Walton children.)

    • Replies: @Anon
  82. @fnn

    British Labour superstar MP David Lammy is also a Harvard Law grad

    David Lammy has an LL.M. (i.e. Master’s degree) from Harvard Law School, which is granted at the end of a one-year program.

    The U.K. equivalent to our Juris Doctor (J.D.) degree is the three-year undergraduate LL.B. (Bachelor of Laws) program.

    I know a guy from my time in high school who went to college in London, got an LL.B. and then did a one year stint at Harvard getting his LL.M. He started as a law firm associate in a top five New York City corporate law firm the year some of his friends from high school were just beginning law school in America. He is now a senior partner in that firm.

    My daughter knows a couple of kids from her high school who are using the same route to doing an end run around the high cost and long period of time it takes to get a J.D. degree here in America and begin working as a lawyer.

    • Replies: @fnn
  83. CCZ says:
    @Gunner

    The Root also reports on the 1 year anniversary of “Barbecue Becky” the “world’s worst – and whitest – Becky’” and the May 10th Oakland rally to remind us of her white supremacy, black bodies hating, racism.

    “With the soul of the city at stake, there’s a civil war brewing in Oakland, California.”

    “The rally is basically battling gentrification and displacement,” said community organizer Leo Mercer, who lead the rally. When asked how gentrification has ravaged the Oakland he once knew, Mercer was painfully honest.

    “You get scared when you see a Starbucks,” he admitted. “You get scared when you see a Peet’s. Because you know it’s about to come with a whole bunch of buildings that you ain’t gonna know nobody in.”

    He also commanded low riders and other cars passing by to honk if they too were against gentrification.

  84. @Steve Sailer

    Agree. Celebration by the teachers is completely appropriate.

    I’d go further. The State should hang the murderers in public. Preferably in the closest available basketball arena with the gallows at midcourt and the usual concessions available — beer, hotdogs, etc.

  85. @Anon

    I wonder if, like the MAGA hat and the OK sign, the noose will turn into a strict liability hate object, where intent need not be proven before you are vilified online and fired from your job.

    I like how you put that! (And I’m afraid the answer is, Yes. We’re already there.)

  86. Isn’t Palmdale (or a fictional version of it) the setting for Steve’s amusing short story set during the Bush real estate bubble?

  87. @J.Ross

    You mean like yourself? You’re the one calling these clowns elite.

  88. @Anon

    You could watch a year of Pewdiepie and not have any idea what the deal is. It really is a generational thing. He’s the anti-Buttigieg.

    • Replies: @fnn
    , @JimB
  89. @Gunner

    The adjective “clearly” means “I know I’m wrong but can’t figure out why.”

    She’s bright, maleducated, and incurious just like just about everyone else in her class.

    • Replies: @Captain Tripps
  90. JMcG says:
    @Oleaginous Outrager

    If you could get everyone on death row to hold hands, I’d throw the switch on the whole lot of them. Then I’d have some ice cream.

  91. 4 smiling teachers posed with a noose.

    Shouldn’t that be smirking?

  92. fnn says:
    @PiltdownMan

    Still a startling achievement for someone who doesn’t know the difference between the Bastille and Versailles and confuses Marie Curie with Marie Antoinette.

  93. CCZ says:
    @Known Fact

    And don’t forget the KKK hoods that cover laboratory microscopes! Science be white!

    “College student reports seeing KKK hood in classroom, actually saw lab equipment cover.”

    “An Ohio college student armed with a cellphone and an overactive imagination alerted campus authorities to what she thought was a hooded Klansman in a campus classroom.”

    “But it turns out that what one female black student at Bowling Green State University thought was a KKK hood was a plastic cover on top of lab equipment.” [May 2017]

    • Replies: @El Dato
  94. OT: A HuffPost senior reporter wants some men to come out of hiding and give their side of the story to the ravenous social media lynch mob. What could go wrong for the guys who take the bait … sorry, I mean the invitation?

  95. JMcG says:
    @Steve Sailer

    My daughter has somehow become a 70’s music fan. I must be doing something right, four kids and I’ve ever heard even a note ( a beat?) of hip-hop in my house.
    Anyway, check out the clips from the old Midnight Special TV show posted on YouTube. There are some gems on there. Redbone, Exile, Cheap Trick, Tom Petty.
    I’m sure I saw lots of them as a kid, but what wonderful music and musicianship.

  96. fnn says:
    @Desiderius

    Has (Norwegian) Pewdiepie been put on a watch list by the Swedish government?

  97. Ibound1 says:

    Is the Noose the new Cross? When are we going to move to the next phase of this absurdity and begin venerating it? Should we build Churches of the Holy Noose?

    • Replies: @Elsewhere
    , @Buffalo Joe
  98. @Anon

    Hmm.

    First paragraph has its merits and is plausibly sincere. Second paragraph not so much.

    I think this is tongue-in-cheek.

  99. Hunsdon says:
    @Steve Sailer

    If I’d been posting enough to have access to the agree button, I’d be mashing it like mad.

  100. @Steve Sailer

    Yeah, they seemed to have taken up their parents’ left-liberal religion/politics. She’s for Israeli “nationalism” in an opportunistic fashion, but probably looks to be a fanatic true believer in “international socialism”. In other words, pining for a semi-authoritarian lefty one-world government….

  101. syonredux says:
    @Barnard

    Here’s a passage from Owen Wister’s classic The Virginian on lynching:

    “Judge Henry,” said Molly Wood, also coming straight to the point, “have you come to tell me that you think well of lynching?”

    He met her. “Of burning Southern negroes in public, no. Of hanging Wyoming cattle thieves in private, yes. You perceive there’s a difference, don’t you?”

    “Not in principle,” said the girl, dry and short.

    “Oh—dear—me!” slowly exclaimed the Judge. “I am sorry that you cannot see that, because I think that I can. And I think that you have just as much sense as I have.” The Judge made himself very grave and very good-humored at the same time. The poor girl was strung to a high pitch, and spoke harshly in spite of herself.

    What is the difference in principle?” she demanded.

    “Well,” said the Judge, easy and thoughtful, “what do you mean by principle?”

    “I didn’t think you’d quibble,” flashed Molly. “I’m not a lawyer myself.”

    A man less wise than Judge Henry would have smiled at this, and then war would have exploded hopelessly between them, and harm been added to what was going wrong already. But the Judge knew that he must give to every word that the girl said now his perfect consideration.

    “I don’t mean to quibble,” he assured her. “I know the trick of escaping from one question by asking another. But I don’t want to escape from anything you hold me to answer. If you can show me that I am wrong, I want you to do so. But,” and here the Judge smiled, “I want you to play fair, too.”

    “And how am I not?”

    “I want you to be just as willing to be put right by me as I am to be put right by you. And so when you use such a word as principle, you must help me to answer by saying what principle you mean. For in all sincerity I see no likeness in principle whatever between burning Southern negroes in public and hanging Wyoming horse-thieves in private. I consider the burning a proof that the South is semi-barbarous, and the hanging a proof that Wyoming is determined to become civilized. We do not torture our criminals when we lynch them. We do not invite spectators to enjoy their death agony. We put no such hideous disgrace upon the United States. We execute our criminals by the swiftest means, and in the quietest way. Do you think the principle is the same?”

    Molly had listened to him with attention. “The way is different,” she admitted.

    “Only the way?”

    “So it seems to me. Both defy law and order.”

    “Ah, but do they both? Now we’re getting near the principle.”

    “Why, yes. Ordinary citizens take the law in their own hands.”

    “The principle at last!” exclaimed the Judge.

    “Now tell me some more things. Out of whose hands do they take the law?”

    “The court’s.”

    “What made the courts?”

    “I don’t understand.”

    “How did there come to be any courts?”

    “The Constitution.”

    “How did there come to be any Constitution? Who made it?”

    “The delegates, I suppose.”

    “Who made the delegates?”

    “I suppose they were elected, or appointed, or something.”

    “And who elected them?”

    “Of course the people elected them.”

    “Call them the ordinary citizens,” said the Judge. “I like your term. They are where the law comes from, you see. For they chose the delegates who made the Constitution that provided for the courts. There’s your machinery. These are the hands into which ordinary citizens have put the law. So you see, at best, when they lynch they only take back what they once gave. Now we’ll take your two cases that you say are the same in principle. I think that they are not. For in the South they take a negro from jail where he was waiting to be duly hung. The South has never claimed that the law would let him go. But in Wyoming the law has been letting our cattle-thieves go for two years. We are in a very bad way, and we are trying to make that way a little better until civilization can reach us. At present we lie beyond its pale. The courts, or rather the juries, into whose hands we have put the law, are not dealing the law. They are withered hands, or rather they are imitation hands made for show, with no life in them, no grip. They cannot hold a cattle-thief. And so when your ordinary citizen sees this, and sees that he has placed justice in a dead hand, he must take justice back into his own hands where it was once at the beginning of all things. Call this primitive, if you will. But so far from being a DEFIANCE of the law, it is an ASSERTION of it—the fundamental assertion of self governing men, upon whom our whole social fabric is based. There is your principle, Miss Wood, as I see it. Now can you help me to see anything different?”

    She could not.

    But perhaps you are of the same opinion still?” the Judge inquired.

    “It is all terrible to me,” she said.

    “Yes; and so is capital punishment terrible. And so is war. And perhaps some day we shall do without them. But they are none of them so terrible as unchecked theft and murder would be.”

  102. Any noose is great noose.

  103. Hunsdon says:
    @Logan

    We don’t punish mothers who kill their children. Well, up to a point, anyway.

    • Replies: @Logan
  104. jon says:
    @Steve Sailer

    Is that the same sister that was the voice of the receptionist on Dr. Katz?

    • Replies: @larry lurker
  105. Anon[328] • Disclaimer says:
    @Steve Sailer

    For example, I didn’t know any of the parents involved in the college admission scandal. There’s a bunch of rich people involved, but, for some reason, Lori Whatshername is frequently mentioned in unz.com posts and comments, whereas McGlashan has not been mentioned.

    Lori is a TV actress, who AFAIK started working at the age of 15 and never went to college. Her daughter was likely to inherit good looks, sexually-suggestive gestures / public speech / dress style, and a tiny brain. I don’t know anything about the mother or the daughter, but I doubt they are required to do anything else in their job.

    But McGlashan is a fund manager and a board member. He preaches ethical investments. He ran a foundation that leached the Peace Corps and the Rockefeller Foundation. He is a Democratic donor. I’d be hundreds of times more curious to hear how come his son didn’t inherit his smarts. I’d be interested how did the father get into Yale, Stanford, and Bain. Was the child adopted? Is intelligence less inheritable than we thought? Or was the father another empty-vessel Shapiroid, whose example shows the limits of meritocracy at Yale, Stanford, and Bain?

    I can see two alternative explanations. Either you are just taken away by Lori’s fame (thus proving that TV is still holding you captives, decades after formally cutting that cable), or the commentariat deliberately ignores the Toyodas and the McGalashans, because they show corruption is multigenerational, all-race, all-religion.

    I lean towards the former, based on Trump’s example. I doubt people who voted for Trump did so because they saw him on TV during 2017. No, they did it, because they watched him throughout the nineties, and, because they never questioned how come a person with such a limited vocabulary graduated from Wharton.

    You are free to support the latter, or to come up with another explanation for the Lori >> McGalashan fact. But I am classifying any mention of Lori under “boomers still bewitched by that box”.

    • Replies: @Perplexed
    , @dvorak
  106. @El Dato

    It it instilled by the deracination process. It has become associated with Jews because they’ve been so skillful in gaining admission to that process.

  107. @Desiderius

    She’s bright, maleducated, and incurious just like just about everyone else in her class.

    Yes. She attended and graduated from The Derryfield School (private, located in Manchester, New Hampshire), and also attended (but dropped out of) New York University.

  108. Jack D says:
    @El Dato

    When did nooses become something associated exclusively in the popular imagination with the lynching of black people? I mean literally, as in what year? For that matter, when did “lynching” become synonymous with lynching blacks? Historically lynchings were carried out on all races and in some places (the Old West) were mainly carried out on whites.

    When I was a kid, a hangman’s noose was not unusual as a Halloween decoration or something you might see at an Old West themed party because hangings were mainly associated in the popular imagination with the Old West. In what year did the noose become detached from the West and become an exclusively black thang such that displaying a noose is the same as putting on KKK robes? Was this gradual or was there some turning point?

  109. Anon[328] • Disclaimer says:
    @Sir Francis Dunnery

    Trump inherited hundreds of millions, unless Fred Trump was buried, pharaoh-style, with all his earthly belongings, including those tens of thousands of NYC apartments.

  110. Jack D says:
    @Anon

    it’s because Jews have an innate fear of [American] nationalism

    This was not always true of American Jews. American Jews were as patriotic as anyone during WWII and in its aftermath when the returning veterans joined the Jewish War Veterans association and so on. American nationalism was seen as unique because it was not based on blood like European nationalism – anyone could be an American patriot and America would love you back! American nationalism was seen as a force for good – other nationalisms would put Jews in concentration camps but American nationalism would fight to liberate Jews from the camps. I think that the split really occurred around the time of the Vietnam War where flag waving became seen as a right wing thing when most Jews were against the war.

    Unfortunately, I see the sour premises of the modern American left (American nationalism is NOT and should not be a force for good in the world, American nationalism IS and should be based on blood) reflected just as much on the alt.right – these premises seem to be shared nowadays.

  111. Mr. Grey says:

    The one parent quoted, Breyson Clemmons, is quick to assume the school is full of sinister racists. Similar to how black people and their progressive allies are quick to assume to worst of people who use the N-word. But notice how it doesn’t work in the reverse direction. If someone points out the violent, misogynistic, homophobic, etc lyrics in rap music, well hey they just documenting life on the streets, or that’s just a character. Or if a black ‘teen’ viciously murders an elderly person, well he’s a good boy, society let him down by not providing enough after school programs. I see this as another version of Black Privilege- to be able to take a minor incident and run with it as an example of systemic racism, while having endless excuses for criminal behavior in the black community.

    • Agree: Buffalo Joe
  112. @Steve Sailer

    Governor Newsome

    That’s misspelled. It’s N-u-i-s-a-n-c-e.

    • Replies: @Lurker
  113. DCThrowback says: • Website
    @Jack D

    would that nationalism have been as strong had the will of the American people to remain neutral in WW2 not been so grossly manipulated?

    • Replies: @Reg Cæsar
  114. @Steve Sailer

    I admire you even more now.

    My brain doesn’t multitask either, but I read slowly, while checking and re-checking things over-and-over. (It’s a problem.) Therefore, you are like a god to me.

    Please keep reading everything, quickly, so I can come here and learn.

    • Replies: @Buzz Mohawk
  115. @Jack D

    American Jews were as patriotic as anyone during WWII

    Commissioned officer Howard Cosell met his wife when she and a friend were slow to salute him, and he chewed them out.

    The war effort dovetailed with Jewish interests, but it’s unfair to single out Jews for having specific ethnic interests. So did everybody else, and it showed.

    The anti-war Lindberghs had roots in neutral Sweden. Charles Jr placed the British and the bankers alongside the Jews. This is not particularly insulting, by the way. Their concerns were wholly justifiable, just different from other Americans’.

    Anglo-Saxon were split. Being pro-British and being anti-British were both very American stances. Just another of “the cousin’s wars”, per Kevin Phillips.

    Phillips observed that German and Irish voters deserted FDR in the run-up to our entry. (Rural Germans had already abandoned him by 1938, for domestic reasons. Check out that year’s election, and compare the 1936 and 1940 county maps.)

    • Replies: @syonredux
    , @Reg Cæsar
  116. Is anyone else tired of ClownWorld?

    • Replies: @Random Smartaleck
  117. @Buzz Mohawk

    I admire you even more now.

    My brain doesn’t multitask either, but I read slowly, while checking and re-checking things over-and-over. (It’s a problem.) Therefore, you are like a god to me.

    Please keep reading everything, quickly, so I can come here and learn.

    This goes for Ron Unz, too. He is another fast reader and prolific writer like you. You guys are great.

  118. @Oleaginous Outrager

    Twitter publicly executes peoples careers all the time and the glee is palpable. Humans haven’t changed

  119. syonredux says:
    @Reg Cæsar

    The anti-war Lindberghs had roots in neutral Sweden.

    On the other hand, once war was declared, Lindbergh tried to enlist and was turned down. Despite that, he did his bit for the war effort:

    Unable to take on an active military role, Lindbergh approached a number of aviation companies and offered his services as a consultant. As a technical adviser with Ford in 1942, he was heavily involved in troubleshooting early problems encountered at the Willow Run Consolidated B-24 Liberator bomber production line. As B-24 production smoothed out, he joined United Aircraft in 1943 as an engineering consultant, devoting most of his time to its Chance-Vought Division.[191]

    The following year, Lindbergh persuaded United Aircraft to designate him as a technical representative in the Pacific Theater to study aircraft performances under combat conditions. Among other things, he showed Marine pilots how to take off safely with a bomb load double the Vought F4U Corsair fighter-bomber’s rated capacity. At the time, several Marine squadrons were flying bomber escorts to destroy the Japanese stronghold of Rabaul, New Britain, in the Australian Territory of New Guinea. On May 21, 1944, Lindbergh flew his first combat mission: a strafing run with VMF-222 near the Japanese garrison of Rabaul.[192] He also flew with VMF-216, from the Marine Air Base at Torokina, Bougainville. Lindbergh was escorted on one of these missions by Lt. Robert E. (Lefty) McDonough, who refused to fly with Lindbergh again, as he did not want to be known as “the guy who killed Lindbergh”.[192]

    In his six months in the Pacific in 1944, Lindbergh took part in fighter bomber raids on Japanese positions, flying 50 combat missions (again as a civilian).[193] His innovations in the use of Lockheed P-38 Lightning fighters impressed a supportive Gen. Douglas MacArthur.[194] Lindbergh introduced engine-leaning techniques to P-38 pilots, greatly improving fuel consumption at cruise speeds, enabling the long-range fighter aircraft to fly longer range missions. P-38 pilot Warren Lewis quoted Lindbergh’s fuel saving settings, “He said, ‘…we can cut the RPM down to 1400RPMs and use 30 inches of mercury (manifold pressure), and save 50 – 100 gallons of fuel on a mission.’”[195] The U.S. Marine and Army Air Force pilots who served with Lindbergh praised his courage and defended his patriotism.[192][196]

    On July 28, 1944, during a P-38 bomber escort mission with the 433rd Fighter Squadron in the Ceram area, Lindbergh shot down a Mitsubishi Ki-51 “Sonia” observation plane, piloted by Captain Saburo Shimada, commanding officer of the 73rd Independent Chutai.[192][197]

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Charles_Lindbergh#World_War_II

    Phillips observed that German and Irish voters deserted FDR in the run-up to our entry. (Rural Germans had already abandoned him by 1938, for domestic reasons. Check out that year’s election, and compare the 1936 and 1940 county maps.)

    Reminds me of a joke that an Irishman once told me: Although the Irish wanted Hitler to lose, they also didn’t exactly want the English to win….

    Anglo-Saxon were split. Being pro-British and being anti-British were both very American stances. Just another of “the cousin’s wars”, per Kevin Phillips.

    The South, of course, was very pro-British and very keen on fighting….

  120. Lurker says:
    @Cowboy shaw

    Indeed, makes me wonder if I’ve been reading a different site altogether.

  121. @DCThrowback

    would that nationalism have been as strong had the will of the American people to remain neutral in WW2 not been so grossly manipulated?

    The “American people” were split. There was no such will in the South, for instance. Justin Raimondo called Dixie a “desert” of anti-war activity.

  122. @Anon

    You seem very exercised about Mr. Shapiro. Did he block you on Twitter?

  123. @Bitfu

    I am in full agreement.

    Everybody around here gets all exercised when some random Becky is persecuted for a Type I or II offense, and justly so.

    But when a teacher of a small child – and who else is there in the life of that child who is better positioned to get a sense of something going terribly wrong in the child’s home environment, particularly when you consider that abuse victims are generally isolated from other than contact with teachers and doctors, both of whom are societally recognized and tasked with reporting suspected abuse – they are characterized as SNITCHES? Well, words just fail me at how blinded by some idiotic political or ideological cant some commenters here are when these things override compassion for a potential victim of pathological and criminal violence.

    Well, I should hope that most here would throw caution to the wind and say something if they have any grounds to suspect a child is being terrorized and abused. Go ahead, be a Becky, even if you are factually incorrect in your suspicions. But you don’t have to listen to me. Say, consider instead listening to that guy who said that whatsoever you do unto the least of these, you do also unto me?

    • Replies: @Buffalo Joe
  124. @CCZ

    “You get scared when you see a Starbucks,” he admitted. “You get scared when you see a Peet’s. Because you know it’s about to come with a whole bunch of buildings that you ain’t gonna know nobody in.”

    Well go in and make friends with some new people, bigot!

    Just imagine if these were white people saying they got scared when they saw a curry house or a mosque – the media would be as one in condemning the “far-right protest”.

    “how gentrification has ravaged the Oakland he once knew”

    LOL. Is that the Oakland where you keep all your doors locked when you drive through it?

  125. @Reg Cæsar

    I just noticed two typos in that, but they weren’t mine. Kindle Fires evidently have an “autoincorrect” function. Inserting “greengrocers’ apostrophes” is a particularly common problem.

    Apple was highly influenced by a typography class that Steve Jobs took audited. Now I’m wondering if Jeff Bezos failed fourth grade, and this is his revenge.

    Another reason to hate the richest man in the world.

    (Incidentally, Kindle “corrects” Bezos to Besos. ¡Besame mucho, Jeff!)

    • Replies: @Jack D
    , @ben tillman
  126. @Anon

    Anon, Four teachers down plus one Principal, so you would think the Teachers’ Union would be protesting. They save the anger for pay raises and class room sizes.

  127. Elsewhere says:
    @Ibound1

    Is the Noose the new Cross?

    Interesting thought. The cross was also an instrument of execution.

  128. Mel famously said his Blazing Saddles could never get made today.

    Here’s a more recent TV ad that would never see the warm glow of a flickering TV tube…..

    In today’s Zman entry, he discusses the concept of “History”, to the degree we even contemplate it at all.

    For today’s Media Millennial, 1992 is lost in the mists of time, like the 100 Years War. (Except when useful, like the “L.A. Uprising”, in which case it was yesterday.

  129. @El Dato

    If my comment may be taken seriously in this forum, I would comment that Sarah Silverman’s discomfort with her boyfriend displaying an American flag is a joke, a provocation. She is mining as a joke a once real but now extinct belief in American jews of the generation whose parents were born abroad that they weren’t accepted as real Americans, and were thus uncomfortable at displays of the nation’s national identity in which they were not included. Her comedian’s persona is to exemplify every negative jewish opinion that they are believed to hold. To take those remarks as confirmation that American jews are all Sarah Silvermans, is naive and false.

    • Replies: @Ibound1
  130. @Jack D

    Kudos to Jewish Americans for opposing the Vietnam War.

    Unfortunately, that opposition got tangled up and conflated with all kinds of radical, anti-American activities. That decade did more than any other to wreck us. It tore sons from their fathers, among other things. Vietnam was just a handy tool to do that.

  131. @Anon

    Anon, Satire and comedy have all tanked. the above mentioned Borowitz, Stephen Colbert and Bill Maher are prime examples. Editorial Cartoons are in decline too. Heavy handed, not funny.

  132. @conatus

    conatus, Have Harvard Professor James Q. Wilson and Historian Roger Lane been banned from academia for their racist writings?

    • Replies: @JerseyJeffersonian
  133. @Oleaginous Outrager

    Ole, a friend of mine was in the US Navy and their ship stopped in port at the navy yards in Hamilton, Bermuda. He watched a hanging. The condemned was pulled up, not dropped. Yikes!

  134. @Jack D

    This was not always true of American Jews. American Jews were as patriotic as anyone during WWII and in its aftermath when the returning veterans joined the Jewish War Veterans association and so on.

    It was a war against literal Nazis.

  135. @Walsh2

    Walsh, my friend’s God Daughter had the same job in D.C. She was armed and escorted by police. Some terrible people out there in possession of children.

  136. Ibound1 says:
    @Anonymouse

    The single American woman bitter fanatic is now a staple of Democratic Party politics. That is what Sarah Silverman represents.

    • Replies: @J.Ross
  137. @Gunner

    Gunner, you and CCZ need to swear off the Root, cold turkey. Probably the single most racist site on the internet. Oh, wait. Blacks can’t be racist.

    • Replies: @El Dato
  138. Kylie says:
    @Bitfu

    I’m sorry. That “Lol” was meant to be an “Agree”. Very well said. Thanks.

  139. @jon

    That’s Laura Silverman. Susan is the rabbi.

    • Replies: @ben tillman
  140. @CCZ

    CCZ, Leo Mercer needs to learn that Starbucks is a great place for the local youth to run in and wrestle a laptop away from a customer. See any number of stories on SF Gate or Berkeleyside for examples.

  141. @Ibound1

    ibound, You can go back and look but I posted a few times that if the Noose meant so much to blacks, then they should wear gold ones suspended from a chain around their necks.

    • Replies: @Ibound1
    , @Noman
  142. @syonredux

    syon, Thank you for a couple hundred words of a classic. Point taken.

  143. J.Ross says: • Website

    *************
    This is not narrative collapse, this is narrative China Syndrome.
    Mass media: “that’s not graphite, I just … dropped my pencils is all. The degree of narrative collapse is only three point six — not good, but not horrible either.”
    FATHER OF COLORADO TRANNY MASS SHOOTER IS “UNDOCUMENTED,” WAS DEPORTED TWICE

    https://www.breitbart.com/crime/2019/05/14/report-father-of-transgender-stem-school-shooting-suspect-is-alleged-serial-felon-and-illegal-alien/

    The father of the alleged juvenile transgender STEM School shooter is reportedly an illegal alien and serial felon, jailed for domestic violence and deported twice back to Mexico.
    According to the Daily Mail, Jose Evis Quintana, 33, father of Maya McKinney, 16, was jailed for 15 months for domestic violence against Maya’s mother, Morgan Lynn McKinney, and for “menacing with a weapon.”

    Maya, who uses the name “Alec,” is “transitioning” from female to male. She allegedly conducted the shooting at STEM School Highlands Ranch in Denver, Colorado, with Devon Erickson, 18. The shooting left one student dead and eight others injured.

  144. @JerseyJeffersonian

    Jersey, In most states, teachers, school psychologists, school nurses and children’s doctors are required by law to report even perceived instances of child abuse or neglect. Sad that people would get labeled a “Becky” for following the law.

  145. Not fake.
    Not a hoax.
    Not a misunderstanding.
    Their posing for a photo with a noose after a murderer was executed.
    Just like those postcards they used to make.
    And, just like those postcards, we are not told what the guy did.
    100% just like a real lynching.

    • Replies: @El Dato
  146. @Jack D

    American nationalism was seen as unique because it was not based on blood like European nationalism – anyone could be an American patriot and America would love you back! American nationalism was seen as a force for good – other nationalisms would put Jews in concentration camps but American nationalism would fight to liberate Jews from the camps.

    Jack, this seems like a reasonably accurate recitation of Jewish-American thought, but it’s worth reiterating what it actually means.

    The Jews, of course, are a highly ethnocentric ethnic group “based on blood”–extremely so, going so far as to wrap all sorts anti-outsider proscriptions in religious form. (And was pretty darn successful and keeping their blood pure for over a thousand years.)

    What you’re noting is that Jews are an ethnic group, super proud of their blood-based ethno-nationalism … who run around calling everyone else’s–but specifically white gentiles’–ethno-nationalism evil.

    Boiled down the Jewish ideolgy:
    — Jews have a right to be proudly Jewish–practice their religion and keep themselves separate, operate as a separate “based on blood” cohesive community
    but
    — wander anywhere, penetrating any nation they like
    and then
    — denounce anyone else’s “based on blood” ethno-nationalism as evil, “anti-Semitic”, “racist!”

    ~~~

    A quite reasonable, open, middle ground–between “based on blood” ethno-nationalism and tribal warfare is:
    If you come into our community/nation, speak our language, adopt our norms, relgion, holidays, behave yourself, be productive, pitch in with and marry into our community … then you become one of “us”.

    But this is, of course, basically the Euro-gentile approach.

    The reason there are no longer Picts and Goths but there are Jews, is because the Jews did not want to integrate. Jews did not want to give up their tribal “based on blood” ethno-nationalism.

    But weirdly, most Jews–even Unz commenters–are so stuffed to the brim with their Jewish narrative–of their innocent victimization at the hands of bad whitey–they can’t even admit that it is Jews, not white gentiles, who are the super-duper, “based on blood” ethno-nationalists.

    • Replies: @Desiderius
    , @Jack D
  147. Ibound1 says:
    @Buffalo Joe

    You were definitely prescient. It’s a new religion and any time someone holds up a noose, it’s blasphemy and desecration.

  148. @Steve Sailer

    I and most of my peer group loved Peep Show. It really was such a funny series. One of the few where you could be guaranteed to be in fits of laughter for almost every episode. I have sometimes wondered whether Americans would ‘get’ the humour. There are a fair number of references that are specific to Britain, but then you are unusually clued-up about events on this side of the pond.

    The chap who played Mark Corrigan, David Mitchell, is, happily, every bit as witty and nerdishly articulate in real life. He is popular on BBC Radio Four panel shows, on which he is the host of ‘the unbelievable truth’. His off the cuff remarks and banter with the guests are almost worthy of Peep Show themselves. You can tell he had a lot of input into the character.

    • Replies: @anonymous
    , @Steve Sailer
  149. El Dato says:
    @CCZ

    How is such a person in college?

    Can one fail the student outright for the term based on such behaviour? I mean, why waste time?

    “Sorry Jocasta, I think you need more remedial classes. See me after class!”

  150. @syonredux

    Then again, there’s a difference between theft of property and rape and murder of white women in a county where whites are a minority.

  151. El Dato says:
    @Hippopotamusdrome

    100% just like a real lynching

    But it’s Actually Okay!

  152. @Anon

    But you don’t have to watch a whole video to get the gist of someone.

    Or you can watch it at 1.5x or 2x playback speed. That makes it a little harder to multitask while watching/listening but certainly saves lots of time.

  153. @Jack D

    I think that the split really occurred around the time of the Vietnam War where flag waving became seen as a right wing thing when most Jews were against the war.

    This part strikes me as much less insightful/complete.

    I see at least two–maybe three–big things.

    1) Jews’ American nationalism really wasn’t all that strong in the first place.
    Jews liked being in America–no middle man minority has ever had it so good! But they hadn’t exactly developed some love of America–i.e. it’s people, culture, traditions. They were “American nationalists” simply when it came to fighting Nazis.

    2) Leftism. Fighting the Nazis was great! Fighting the communists … well, uh, that’s not really who we are.
    But this didn’t start with Vietnam, it’s there in all the 50s stuff with the Rosenbergs, the Hollywood blacklist, etc. etc. Lots of Jewish–intellectual–dissatisfaction. But, to be fair, also a split. Fighting the Cold War is clearly one of the issues that split off the neo-cons along with a couple of domestic issues (crime and quotas). Some of this split–at least for the neo-cons–seems to have to do with perceptions about the state of Jews in the Soviet Union.

    3) Power, confidence and generational change.
    Far and away the biggest thing seems to me to have been simply the change in power and generational dynamics. 100 years ago, the Jews were mostly immigrants, glad to be in America and trying to work their way up. But the WASPs hegemony gave way to “meritocracy” and Jews worked their way up, that rising generation was more confident … and more confrontational, feeling basically no need to reign in their Jewishness or their complaints.

    The gentiles traditional America–“white bread”. Later even “the melting pot”–we don’t want to or have to “melt”. In was prickly minoritarianism. That became the Jewish–and pushed out to the blacks, and immigrants, the dominant–ideology.

    In short:
    — Immigrant — “opportunity and no Tsar, no pogroms! … i love America!”
    — 3rd generation — “why do i have to listen to their insipid fucking Christmas music in every store!”

    • Replies: @Desiderius
  154. Not all nooses are used to lynch innocent blacks. Sometimes they’re used to lynch guilty whites! For instance, a noose was present at the attempted lynching of the man who murdered my great grandmother in Oklahoma in 1922 (he eventually got the electric chair):

    https://www.ancestry.com/boards/surnames.jones/16787/mb.ashx

    Believe it or not, they’re even used by white mobs to lynch white men guilty of murdering jews!

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

    P.S. Where’s THIS movie, Hollywood? Curious absence because one of the most famous actors in the world at the time, Jackie Coogan who knew and was friends with the victim, participated and held the rope!

  155. @AnotherDad

    Is anyone else tired of ClownWorld?

    Just relax and embrace the Honk, Dad.

  156. eah says:

    L.A. sheriff’s deputies disciplined after horrific torture death of 8-year-old boy

    It was the worst case of child abuse that local officials had ever seen…But far less public scrutiny has been given to the role of L.A. County sheriff’s deputies who investigated Gabriel’s situation in the months before his 2013 death…A Times review of grand jury testimony, child welfare records and recently filed court documents shows that deputies visited Gabriel’s home multiple times during the eight months prosecutors say he was being tortured and beaten…One deputy went to the boy’s Palmdale home after his teacher said he had been beaten with a belt. Another deputy, responding to a report that Gabriel was suicidal, left the home without examining or interviewing him…When a security guard called to report that Gabriel had bruises on his face and what looked like cigarette burns all over his scalp, he was rebuffed by a sheriff’s deputy who screamed that a child being burned was not an emergency, according to court records. Another deputy who eventually went to check on the boy decided that the injuries were caused by a fall from a bicycle…None of the nine deputies involved in Gabriel’s case have been criminally charged, and all still work for the Sheriff’s Department. But prosecutors said in court papers that some were disciplined internally…The Sheriff’s Department declined to provide specifics, citing state laws preventing the disclosure of peace officer discipline. Through an attorney, each of the deputies declined to comment.

    But don’t worry:

    A county blue ribbon commission recommended a series of reforms in the wake of Gabriel’s death, …

    Nothing like this will ever happen again — a “blue ribbon commission”, no doubt composed of “experts”, has made sure of that — besides, they were already “disciplined internally” — what more do you want?

    • Replies: @Father O'Hara
    , @Eagle Eye
  157. @Anon

    Another drive-by establishment dipshit who has no idea who or what he’s up against. No wonder you’re scared. You should be.

  158. @DCThrowback

    Pretty much all the real competition for intellectual dilettantes like Shapiro is from their right. It’s not his staff’s fault if he didn’t know that. That’s just being unserious.

  159. Travis says:
    @Jack D

    I am asking myself the same question. When did a noose become a symbol almost equivalent to a swastika ? in the 90’s maybe ?

    In high school I played on an intramural team called the Lynch Mob. My High School was in Philadelphia and was 12% Black and we never could imagine the name and our shirts with a noose on the front was in anyway offensive. This was in 1984-1987.

    When did lynching become a term offensive to Blacks ? Probably when James Bird was dragged behind a pick-up truck and killed in 1998. The media called in a lynching in 1998 , although it does not fit the definition of a lynching, it was not vigilante justice , thus not a lynching. But the media broadcasted this story and used it to attack George W. Bush because he opposed hate-crime legislation. Governor Bush maintained, “we don’t need tougher laws”. The two men were executed by the State of Texas, thus demonstrating that he was correct.

  160. @Achmed E. Newman

    Just another establishment progtard tilting at the usual windmills. Nice LARP if you can get it.

  161. @AnotherDad

    You’re painting all Jews with the brush of their intellectuals.

    • Replies: @AnotherDad
  162. @AnotherDad

    The irony to them is that they all have Jewish relatives who complain all the time that Jews have assimilated too much.

    The Jews who piss you off are the ones who did.

  163. There has been a dramatic increase in hate incidents in grades K-12 across the country, said Cyndi Silverman, the Anti-Defamation League’s director for the Santa Barbara and Tri-Counties region.

    Given the SPLC’s current woes, one wonders if the ADL are actively bidding to supplant them as the nation’s leading hate-speech organisation.

  164. @Jack D

    When I was a kid, a hangman’s noose was not unusual as a Halloween decoration or something you might see at an Old West themed party because hangings were mainly associated in the popular imagination with the Old West.

    Agree.

    Boys tying nooses with the blinds’ drawstrings when the teacher left the class was a staple of my middle school years. I was in a Catholic school, in an appallingly white, suburb, no one spent any cycles even thinking about blacks. Nooses just meant hanging bad guys, mostly in the old West. There was even a late 60s Clint Eastwood movie “Hang ’em High”. (Clint Eastwood is an innocent guy hung–but survives to drive the plot. But the point is hanging was “Old West”).

    But appropriation is the order of the day.

    The homos appropriated “gay”–which meant something else when i was a kid. Then along with the rest of the queers stole the rainbow.

    The blacks have taken away the noose and the word “niggardly”.

    The Jews–via Nazis–have appropriated the Swastika, and now apparently any crossed lines which then turn at angle within about 45 degrees of 90.

    And now apparently “ok” has been appropriated as well.

    Personally, i’d like to get them all back. Nooses, swastikas, crossing lines with right angles and especially be able to look upon a rainbow and not be niggardly in feeling gay. Ok?

    • Replies: @anon
  165. @black sea

    If those teachers were actually mocking that heinous, evil murder, of course, that is horrible, but how do you know that was the context of the photo?

    It was stupid to pose with a noose as a prop, but having been in a ton of silly, clubby, mom-dominated workplaces, I have seen a ton of mandatory, downtime-waster work party activities that were extremely important to qualifying as a “culture fit” and retaining the job.

    Many of these kindergarten-style, mom-bonding activites required wearing costumes on kids’ holidays, like Halloween, and decorating cubicles.

    These were mostly corporate back office and call center jobs, not jobs related to kids, but jobs in financial services, like underwriting, credit processing, CSR jobs and sales jobs.

    The work-party common denominator was a 98% — 100% mom dominated workforce, much like teaching. At least, elementary school teaching is kid-related, and God knows, their teaching certification requires a ton of FOED classes. Many of those classes require students to learn how to decorate bulletin boards, a majorly useful skill in mom-dominated office jobs like underwriting.

    Is a noose a bad Halloween decoration choice in an hysterical, PC-driven era? Yes. But many women in mom-dominated jobs feel a sense of security since moms almost never get fired. I have seen a ton of office-job moms taking off multiple days, mornings, afternoons and weeks in excess of PTO and pregnancy leave, but only one was fired for all day / everyday absenteeism in a management job.

    Long-term teachers have official tenure, making it even more likely that many feel more relaxed than most non-womb-productive, non-tenured employees who can (and are) fired in a second over any triviality, even when they meet the quotas every month and attend work all day, every day.

    That’s why I hate to see anyone fired over silly trivialities, assuming this was just misinterpreted, possibly even by someone who wanted them fired for reasons that have nothing to do with a work-party photo. That sort of calculating maneuver is no more innocent than the bad judgement (at best) of that photo.

    In a situation where a teacher had to testify in court in a super-serious criminal case, it seems like even worse resentments could be at play than the typical backstabbing in a cutthroat workplace, where people will do some amazing things to colleagues just to gain some negligible advantage in a $10 — $12-per-hour churn job that won’t even cover rent.

    It probably isn’t something like that, but it could be since the outlines of most things online are vague. You don’t know where it’s coming from. And you also never really know the context of a photo unless you were there. Visual scenes are open to interpretation—a phenomenon much used by artists.

    If they were really making fun of a horrific-cubed murder, it would be totally different, but people can project all kinds of things onto photos. The best thing that could happen to workplaces is less downtime wasting and less cutesy snapshot taking. It almost always leads to a bunch of chicanery. The decorating is cheesy, too, moms.

  166. anon[352] • Disclaimer says:
    @Jack D

    Schools Now Trying To Ban The Surname ‘Lynch’ Because It’s Offensive To Minorities

    PORTLAND, Ore. — The Centennial School Board voted to change the names of three elementary schools in the district over concerns of offensive language. The change will remove the name “Lynch” from two schools.

    Lynch Wood and Lynch Meadows elementary schools will be known temporarily as Wood Elementary and Meadows Elementary, pending new names for both schools. In the late 1800s, Patrick Lynch donated a parcel of land to the district, which is why so many schools included his name. In recent years, district officials said some students and families had complained that the name “Lynch” made them think of the verb, lynch, and the racist connotation behind it.
    https://www.kgw.com/article/news/education/lynch-removed-from-name-of-two-portland-schools/283-463293264

  167. OT:

    Signs of the Impending Fall of the West, No. 4,355,142,201:

    Sweden’s Princess Martha is dating a bisexual “shaman”:
    https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-7028185/The-L-based-shaman-spirit-hacker-wooed-Norways-Princess-Martha.html

    He boasts of his “Norwegian heritage.” Indeed, he gives off that unmistakable Viking-warrior vibe:

  168. I’ve read this is known as a ‘back to school tie’ by both teachers and students. A statement about having to go back to the grind, as in ‘just hang me’. If you Google it you’ll see they’ve caused ‘outrage’ in schools before.

  169. @Stan Adams

    Norway’s Princess Martha, that is. I always have trouble telling those frosty Nordic lands apart from one another.

    Which is the one where the evil racist deplorables are about to take over? Oh, yeah, Denmark.

  170. Abe says:
    @Bitfu

    Well said. Not to pick on the original poster, as his points are not without some merit, but (cf. the thread on monomania) once you are too proud to laugh at a hanging, it becomes only a matter of time (about 2.5 generations) before you are too proud to live in a country with any executions to finally, upon learning your child was raped and murdered by an illegal alien, havimg your first and completely natural instinct be one of running to the media to declare you forgive the murderer sight-unseen and, oh yeah, you are for bridges and not walls.

  171. Anonymous[958] • Disclaimer says:
    @black sea

    Agreed. It reminds me of these “execution parties” that are sometimes held when some particularly high-profile killer gets the needle: would a family member of a victim ever attend such a thing? How could they? The execution is just a reminder of the tragedy of the crime; in a perfect world the execution would never have taken place because the crime never would have taken place. There’s nothing funny about it if you were truly affected. This woman is probably just smug that she was ultimately proven right.

    With that said I also agree that suspension from work is a ridiculous punishment. What they did was a little macabre and tasteless but there is no racial angle (except that to a certain noisy segment of blacks everything has a racial angle). I always assumed teachers’ unions protected them from this kind of heavy-handedness, but cases like this

    https://www.nytimes.com/2019/04/03/nyregion/teacher-selfie.html

    make me wonder.

  172. @anon

    Jeopardy! Questions of the Future:

    Category: Film History

    A. Known for his surreal atmospherics, this venerable Hollywood director helmed such classics as Eraserhead, Elephant Man, Dune, Twin Peaks, and Blue Velvet.

    Q. Who is Alan Smithee?

  173. JimB says:
    @Desiderius

    You could watch a year of Pewdiepie and not have any idea what the deal is. It really is a generational thing.

    Pewdiepie is a curator of internet memes. He is a generational thing to the extent that the younger generation spends more hours on line amusing themselves with social media. But any adult straying off the news narrative range of CNN/CBS/Bloomberg/Fox News long enough will eventually end up face-to-face with the psychic chaos of the internet, often expressed in memes. Pewdiepie identifies and propels significant memes to wider consciousness on social media in the way Alan Freed propelled significant rock and roll groups to wider recognition on the radio. He is a unique internet personality.

    • Replies: @Desiderius
  174. Svigor says:
    @Cowboy shaw

    The most amazing thing is Shapiro doesn’t know who Andrew Neil is. Sure, we can cut some slack for big country insularity, but sorry that’s just shit. He’s the manager of the Spectator and has been around for donkeys years. He was a murdoch times editor in the 80s (wrote a half decent book about it). Shapiro should know this stuff. He really should.

    All of which is trumped by the fact that he was being interviewed by Neil. If I’m going to be interviewed by someone and I know beforehand, I’m going to do a bit of research.

    • Replies: @Steve Sailer
  175. Looks like a hair extension, you know like the ones most of the female characters on Game of Thrones use. Being females, not surprising if it was.

  176. Svigor says:
    @Cucksworth

    PRECISELY. Shapiro and Kermit Peterson are both classic controlled oppo, E-Celeb Division.

  177. @Travis

    Travis, good for Texas and George W. Bush, but enforcing laws and giving maximum sentences doesn’t always work. Former California Govenor Jerry Brown, term limited out of office, commuted the “Life without the possibility of parole” sentences of as many as 18 convicts,some who were convicted of murder. (Depending on the source, the number of commutaions difers.)

  178. Svigor says:
    @conatus

    The lynching thing is a pretty soft target, for the reasons you describe, and because the total numbers are so low, relative to the stink made by blacks (or (((on their behalf)))) about it. Blacks probably murder more people than that every month or two in the US alone.

    Speaking of big ole soft black targets, are there any good articles on how the Underground Railroad is basically a myth?

    Wikipedia article begins: <blockquote)Harriet Tubman (born Araminta Ross, c.  January 29, 1822[1] – March 10, 1913) was an American abolitionist and political activist. Born into slavery, Tubman escaped and subsequently made some thirteen missions to rescue approximately seventy enslaved people, family and friends,[2] using the network of antislavery activists and safe houses known as the Underground Railroad.

    Seventy. Raise your hand if you think seventy people justifies the word, “railroad.” Is that even a single train car?

    Thirteen missions. Seventy people. Such a “network” doesn’t even deserve a name. It’s just a few people using a few houses a few times.

    • Replies: @Western
  179. @anon

    Anon, better they should remove the word “School” from the facade, because they haven’t learned shit.

    • Agree: Redneck farmer
    • LOL: PiltdownMan
  180. @Anon

    It has been said that the problem with using campaigns to motivate people as with communism is that it burns out the populace. Eventually it becomes way over used and nobody responds any longer even becoming counter productive. I have seen this with sales forces too.

    Being entirely sick of this hysterical wave a secular puritanism that has gripped our country, I cannot bu help wonder where this ends up. My hope is that the country will become so sick of identity politics and the hair triggered need for bellyaching that something similar happens.

  181. @Joe Joe

    Susan Sarandon is proud of the fact that her son Miles Robbins is a transvestite.

  182. anon[136] • Disclaimer says:
    @AnotherDad

    I’m currently pitching a story idea about a unscrupulous skinflint actor who goes through life laughing all the way without ever spending a dime of his own money or suffering the consequences of his actions. It’s called “The Gay Niggard.”

  183. CCZ says:
    @conatus

    A very quick search of a digital historic newspaper archive using just the phrase “Negroes lynch a Negro” found at least 55 separate and different lynchings of a “Negro” by “Negroes” between 1891 and 1912. One example was a lynching and the burning of the body, another the lynching and the “dumping” of the body into a river. “Negroes” lynched their brethren for the crime of murder and even assault on a child or woman, including a case where the victim was taken by force from a white sheriff and hung for assaulting two “Negro” girls, ages 5 and 10.

    • Replies: @Hippopotamusdrome
  184. Jack D says:
    @anon

    Lynch Wood and Lynch Meadows elementary schools will be known temporarily as Wood Elementary and Meadows Elementary, pending new names for both schools.

    I suggest Nipsey Hussle Wood Elementary and Jussie Smollett Meadows Elementary.

    • LOL: fish
    • Replies: @CCZ
  185. CCZ says:
    @Jack D

    Choose a new name for the towns with ‘Lynch’ in the name:

    Lynch, KY 40855
    Lynch, NE 68746
    Lynch Station, VA 24571
    Lynchburg, VA 24501
    Lynchburg, SC 29080
    Lynchburg, TN 37352
    Lynchburg, OH 45142
    Lynchburg, IL 62617
    Lynchburg, MO 65543

  186. @Cucksworth

    Even moreso because of Jewish nepotism, which is gradually turning all the institutions it has taken over into mediocrities. Jews are talented in many areas, but less than half as talented as they think they are, and even that percentage is falling fast. Foremost example is how low they have sunk in comedic skill, though that also goes with their stranglehold on power, of course: a key element of humor is mocking the powerful.

  187. Jack D says:
    @Reg Cæsar

    Please do yourself a favor and root your Fire tablet. It’s going to be harder now that it’s out of the box and updated to Amazon’s latest firmware which has the most up to date anti-rooting technology, but not impossible. My Fire HD 10 tablet ($80 “used” from Amazon Warehouse – looked brand new to me) was rooted before it ever connected to the internet. Once it is rooted and you have installed the Google Play store you can use a 3rd party launcher (Nova), change the keyboard, browser, etc. ,disable the Amazon bloatware and the screensaver ads and turn the thing into a pretty good generic Android tablet for the price. $80 is less than the thing costs to build and reflects the fact that Amazon thinks that it still “owns” your Fire and can push their crap in front of your eyeballs but you are not obligated to lie back and think of Jeff Bezos while Amazon sticks it to you. As far as I am concerned, I bought the tablet and I can install (and uninstall) whatever damn software I want on it the same way I can say “Alexa mute TV” when the ads for cancer drugs come on during the nightly news. Does every damn person in America have some rare carcinoma? Do people really make life or death medical decisions the same way that they pick their toothpaste?

    No one has figured out yet how they can be flashed with a full generic Android rom (preferably one more up to date than Lollipop which is the basis for Fire OS) but the hackerz are working on it. In the meantime, the existing solutions are pretty good, certainly a lot better than being stuck inside of Bezos’s walled garden.

    • Replies: @Buzz Mohawk
    , @Cloudbuster
  188. “Because isn’t everything about blacks?”

    And why are otherwise rational people still convinced blacks and (anyone else) can live together in harmony?

  189. @Jack D

    Does every damn person in America have some rare carcinoma? Do people really make life or death medical decisions the same way that they pick their toothpaste?

    Absolutely! And we should all go tell our doctors what medicines we want.

    We can’t sleep either, because our pillows are giving us sore necks. Something about not having patented foam things inside.

    • Replies: @Ghost of Bull Moose
  190. Tyto Alba says:
    @Steve Sailer

    Unfortunately California’s governor is unlikely to live up to his name…

    “Governor Noose ’em”

  191. Jack D says:
    @AnotherDad

    The period in question (post WWII) was highly assimilationist. Philip Roth mentioned that in his virtually all Jewish high school in Newark, not 1 kid was religious enough to wear a kipa (yarmulke) outside of the synagogue. Open displays of Judaism became more popular as a result of the Black Power movement and the Israeli victory in the ’67 war, which make being Jewish “cool” and macho. Just like we have the flight from white today, in those days there was a flight TO white by Jews and all other Ellis Island immigrant groups.

    Hyphenated American nationalism (Irish-American, Italian-American, etc.) was (and is) common among all American ethnic groups and not just the Jews.

  192. Anonymous[427] • Disclaimer says:

    ADL
    Admirers of Dalitz and Lansky

  193. Perplexed says:
    @Anon

    Interesting comment. But, re Trump’s limited vocabulary, if you were talking to a large population half of whom had an IQ under 100, you too might limit your vocabulary.

  194. J.Ross says: • Website

    While we chase every braid, the media covers up news.

    However, leftists define “left-wing/Islamic terrorist attacks” as successful attacks that are done explicitly done in the name of an organization. So they’ll exclude any lone wolf/[stochastic] terrorist attack done by their own camp. Here are a few examples:

    1. A leftist who [sent powder to] Trump got charged with nothing whatsoever:

    https://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/man-who-sent-powder-trump-sons-others-gets-5-years-n996646

    2. [Shootings in Colorado, see earlier post]

    3. Islamic terrorists plotting to cause terrorist attacks twice in a row.

    https://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/judge-dismisses-charges-against-3-new-mexico-compound-case-n904951

    https://abc3340.com/news/nation-world/fbi-uncovers-homegrown-terror-training-camp-in-alabama

    4. Leftist black man wanting to kill all white people.

    http://www.fox10phoenix.com/facebook-instant/man-who-threatened-to-kill-all-white-people-charged-in-6-murders

    So imagine how many other terrorist attacks that they’ve swept under the rug?

    By reporting it once and then never mentioning it again, they can both censor and say that they are not censoring. Meanwhile what they want pushed is invoked vaguely every ten seconds. This morning BBC radio had a “computer expert” who babbled about Russian hackers attacking DNC servers, and pointed to “the Washington Post journalist murdered in Turkey” (ie, Khaashaqji, the spy and partisan to the losing clique in the recent Saudi coup). He was not corrected and nobody mentioned Mueller diving for the bushes when a Russian Mueller indicted (thinking he’d never be in jurisdiction) actually showed up and demanded his trial.

  195. J.Ross says: • Website
    @Ibound1

    Have you heard about the Game of Thrones fans? Apparently there were some twists at the end of the last season and now GoT fans are sperging on twitter. This is largely the same community who had been insisting that Star Wars wasn’t ruined. There are damage control articles on clickbaitzines and spleen ventings. One “English” Grauniad columnist writes with almost a hint of Heartiste shiv:
    https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2019/may/14/i-dont-watch-game-of-thrones-which-makes-me-a-lot-more-interesting-than-you

  196. J.Ross says: • Website
    @Jack D

    CultMarx doesn’t work on a strict schedule. The idea is introduced at first as a joke or in little asides, then it is over-emphasized or skylined as contradictory data is memory holed (this step takes time), then it is taught as a fact which seems correct because it fits with pop culture.
    This is pretty much how they did everything.

  197. @Buffalo Joe

    Well, I hope not, at least in the case of Roger Lane. He was my professor in History 101 at Haverford College, and was one of the teachers who left the greatest impression on me. Impressive in his scholarship, but so light in the way that he brought this to bear in his classroom demeanor, he was. Classes were actively Socratic, with participation from one and all. I always left these classes feeling truly drawn into the life of the mind at its best.

  198. @Buzz Mohawk

    Hey man don’t mess with the My Pillow guy. He’s about the only one of Tucker’s sponsors that didn’t puss out.

  199. J.Ross says: • Website

    Good thing we’re worrying over every braid to appease the reported feelings of overgrown children, because people are actually getting physically attacked. Make that Jewish people are getting attacked. No wait, don’t worry about it, the people doing the attacks were good boys who didn’t do anything and were getting their lives together.

    Skyrocketing Attacks On NYC Jews Ignored Because Of Race

    An epidemic of anti-Jewish violence in Brooklyn is being virtually ignored because many of the assailants are black and Hispanic.

    Imagine that members of a religious minority were being frequently physically assaulted in America’s largest city at alarming rates. Imagine if members of that minority were being cold-cocked or spit on randomly for doing nothing more than being who they are and dressing how they dress. Imagine what a powerful and important story this would be to our country, how mobilized the media and government would be to stop it. But what if I told you that this is happening in New York City right now, and nobody seems to care very much? How can this be? I’ll explain it.

    Orthodox Jews in New York City, specifically in Brooklyn, have experienced alarming rates of physical assault over the past year. The New York Police Department says that hate crimes in the city are up 67 percent this year. Of those, a whopping 80 percent have been anti-Semitic hate crimes. Just this week an Orthodox Jew just walking down the street was attacked from behind, punched in the head by an attacker who then ran away. In another incident this week, an Orthodox Jew was attacked by a group of men, one of whom shouted “You (expletive) Jew.”

    This is an all too familiar story in Brooklyn these days, and there is a reason it isn’t being treated as a crisis by our media or government. That reason is that many if not most of the assailants are black or Hispanic men. In an article in The New York Times last October that was careful to point out, although without much evidence, that people of all descriptions are committing acts of anti-Semitism, Ginia Bellafante writes (emphasis mine), “In fact, it is the varied backgrounds of people who commit hate crimes in the city that make combating and talking about anti-Semitism in New York much harder.”

    We should be clear about what this means. It means that if these assaults were being committed by white men in hoods or MAGA hats, it would not be “hard to talk about.” It would be a clear-cut case of bigotry that needs to be fought with every tool in our arsenal. Instead, journalists are wringing their hands about intersectionality, and careful not to indulge the narrative that these physical attacks are coming from blacks and Hispanics in bordering neighborhoods, even though that narrative is absolutely true.

    I know this because I have done it myself. Back in February I wrote about these attacks and I wrote some things that I now regret and want to apologize to the Orthodox community for. I wrote that Orthodox Jews are a “strange set of neighbors,” and their insular ways lead to tension in communities. In retrospect, and through some Orthodox Jews who reached out to me, I see that this was not acceptable, that in fact, I was in some way blaming these Jews for their own assaults.

    Just as bad, I was making excuses for these attackers, trying to a find a far more nuanced take than I ever would if the assailants were white men. Even as someone who writes often about race double standards in the media, I fell straight into the trap. I found it “hard to talk about” without placing some blame on both sides.

    There is nothing wrong with taking historical racial prejudice into account when writing about racial tension. A conscientious journalist should have worries about painting groups with too broad a brush or promoting stereotypes, but this must be balanced with telling the truth and giving a story the attention it needs and deserves.

    In this, both the media and the city government are failing badly, and this is part of why. I asked city councilman and candidate for public advocate Joe Borelli if he thought the city and Mayor Bill de Blasio were doing enough. He was succinct, “It seems like the outrage ended when they couldn’t tie these hate crimes to Trump.”

    At a time when we hear anti-Semitic remarks from a U.S. congresswoman and blatant anti-Semite Louis Farrakhan still holds sway among black Americans, we need to focus on and address the roots of anti-Jewish bias and crime in New York City. It can’t be “too hard to talk about.” We have to talk about it, directly and bluntly.

    Every week that goes by without doing so, more Jews will be hunted and attacked on the streets of Brooklyn.

    https://archive.fo/9uIep

    • Replies: @anon
  200. gregor says:
    @Jack D

    If I recall, Steve has previously suggested the Jena Six incident in 2006 as the pivotal episode. Basically the media, SPLC, etc., had to invent some means of excusing black criminal behavior and all they really had to work with was a supposed noose incident. You can of course find the association with lynching and racism well before then, but it doesn’t seem to have been regarded as having exclusively racial associations until fairly recently. Now they assume it regardless of context.

  201. @Cowboy shaw

    “…Shapiro, a neo-con free-market zionist/globalist”

    Let’s not forget the Pussy Hat Angle – y’all know, Ben’s headgear that serves as an equivalent to :‘You Wouldn’t Hit a Guy With Glasses On,Would You?’

    Of course, that evolutionary strategy works only until you get matched up with an equaly self-infatuated Tur De Force of some freshly neutered Bat-Grrrl :

    https://www.mrctv.org/blog/zoey-tur-judaism-very-misogynistic-cult

  202. @Jack D

    Keep in mind that being a “hyphenated American” was thrust upon some of us. My family’s background was Italian, but I was born here, as were my folks — and three out of four of my grandparents. I was raised in suburbia on barbecue, baseball, and the Beach Boys and knew little (if anything) about Italian culture.

    But my name sounds ethnic, so people constantly brought up my ethnicity. I’d be talking about seeing the Beach Boys on the 4th of July on the Mall in DC and they’d be like “Gee, I didn’t know Italians liked to surf — I always associated you guys with pizza.” I would counter: “I’m not Italian. I’m American.” Then they’d challenge me on that, using my name as “evidence.”

    Meaning: The “hyphen” was coming from outside the group, not inside it. I’ll bet my super-rare DJ copy of the Beach Boys’ first single (on Candix Records) that I’m not the only one with an ethnic background who experienced this.

    • Replies: @Anonymous
  203. @Jack D

    … same way I can say “Alexa mute TV” when the ads for cancer drugs come on during the nightly news.

    So Jeff Bezos knows exactly what ads you’re not listening to, and what you’re talking about during the commercial breaks.

    • Replies: @Lurker
  204. bucky says:

    The prime purpose of Ta Nehisi Coates was to divert anger against the big banks.

  205. Noman says:
    @Buffalo Joe

    Fewer blacks died during several decades of lynching than are murdered by other blacks in any one decade since.
    During those several decades of lynchings, sunset laws, and Jim Crow, American civilization endured.
    Black Run America brings Detroit, Baltimore, et al., and high murder rates for black males.
    Social Reformers are not aiming to better society, but to destroy it.

  206. @eah

    Were the deputies white or mexican?

    • Replies: @eah
  207. dan smith says:
    @anon

    A better name change would be to Schicklgruber. None of the POC will have a clue whose name it is.

    • Replies: @Anonymous
  208. @Steve Sailer

    It was ’67. I know ‘cuz I’ve watched it quite a number of times. Stills duckwalks around stage and is dressed like Ernest Tubb. LOL (There’s also a backstory about the bassist who appears in the foreground at the beginning, facing away from the camera, but I can’t remember what….)

    True about the length of Youtube videos and even podcasts. Get to the point. I can think of several dozen Youtube personalities I enjoy and like to keep track of, but if they go over 5 minutes or so – I’m out.

  209. Anonymous[427] • Disclaimer says:
    @Days of Broken Arrows

    The Beach Boys were vocally Italian in a sense-their heroes and contemporaries were all East Coast Italian Americans.

    I’m sure Blondie covered this because of Jimmy Destri, a great Italian keyboardist and aficionado of doo-wop.

    And of course “One Nut Frankie” Valli, as Italian as they get.

    • Replies: @Marquandian Hero
  210. Anonymous[427] • Disclaimer says:
    @dan smith

    It’ like flying the actual Confederate flag (as opposed to the battle standard). No one recognizes it either so you’ll be left alone.

  211. @Svigor

    BBC has its purpose apparently.

    Thank you for the link, I will watch this. Seems quite intriguing

    Much love and regards

    BCD

  212. @Jake

    You forgot the other sacred Semitic race: Arabic Mohammedans

    Jews are at the top, boyo

    • Replies: @Tony
  213. @Days of Broken Arrows

    “I am appalled that this incident occurred,” Supt. Raul Maldonado said.

    I’m appalled that we have school superintendents in America who are “appalled” because a few teachers are laughing with noose at a party.

    I’m willing to have superintendents who say they are “appalled” if say a school burns down, or maybe even if his district underperforms badly on the state tests (relative to what you’d expect from demographics).

    But why do we have superintendents who feel they have to sound like 14 year old drama queens?

    • Replies: @Desiderius
  214. eah says:
    @Father O'Hara

    None of the nine deputies involved in Gabriel’s case have been criminally charged, and all still work for the Sheriff’s Department.

    I only excerpted some text from early in the article — further down, names are named — a very disturbing case.

  215. @Svigor

    Ok, I just watched it. Holy damn, why doesn’t the BBC employ more Andrew Neils? He’s highly intelligent, quite clever, and he knows how to do his research. Ben Shapiro got absolutely shat on

    • Replies: @Steve Sailer
  216. anon[194] • Disclaimer says:
    @CCZ

    “The rally is basically battling gentrification and displacement,” said community organizer Leo Mercer, who lead the rally.

    wonder what kind of a name is leo mercer?

    1 chance in 50 and there it is again, stirring up problems in your country

    • Replies: @Known Fact
  217. @Anon

    Finally, it speaks volumes about the Yeshiva University that admitted this little dick before his time,

    This is complete nonsense. Shapiro never attended YU, he attended Yeshiva University High School in LA. For university he attended UCLA. Perhaps, like Shapiro, you should take Shapiro’s advice and do your homework?

    Fwiw the very first google page ben shapiro results in four mentions of this incident

  218. @anon

    PORTLAND, Ore. — The Centennial School Board voted to change the names of three elementary schools in the district over concerns of offensive language. The change will remove the name “Lynch” from two schools.

    Bank of America Corporation must be breathing a sigh of relief that they changed investment bank Merrill Lynch’s name to simply Merrill, earlier this year.

    Just in time.

    • Replies: @Known Fact
  219. MBlanc46 says:

    “Then the bureaucracy dropped the ball for some reason”. Dropping the ball is whet bureaucracies always do. It’s almost as if they were designed that way.

  220. @Jack D

    Historically lynchings were carried out on all races…

    …hangings were mainly associated in the popular imagination with the Old West.

    Indeed. Good points.

    About 1,300 white persons were lynched, during the heyday of lynching in America, as compared to about 3,400 black persons. But the current narrative seems to be that lynching was not merely a form of out-of-control vigilante justice, but exclusively a tool of white racial persecution of blacks.

    http://www.law.umkc.edu/faculty/projects/ftrials/shipp/lynchingsstate.html

  221. @Captain Tripps

    She was vocal during last March’s election in support of the left-wing Meretz party, tweeting, “ISRAEL! If you are a Meretz supporter you NEED to VOTE MARCH 17. Every vote counts. If you don’t vote, you can’t complain.” One man’s closed and xenophobic nationalism is another man’s just-so-right patriotic nationalism, right Sarah?

    Meretz is a far Left party in Israel. Silverman’s support for Meretz is as opposed to Nationalist Likud party. In US terms, Meretz would be on the far left of the Democrat party, big on LGBTQQ2s, big on rights of illegal immigrants, big on fantasy Green revolutions etc. etc. Silverman is, contrary to your implication ,promoting exactly the same crap in Israel as she is here.

    • Replies: @Lurker
  222. I remember that innocent white guys in danger of being wrongly hanged was a frequent theme in Old West stories. I was a big fan of Zane Grey and Louis L’Amour books when I was a boy.

    This is probably a better illustration than that Clint Eastwood movie poster.

  223. @Jack D

    The period in question (post WWII) was highly assimilationist. Philip Roth mentioned that in his virtually all Jewish high school in Newark, not 1 kid was religious enough to wear a kipa (yarmulke) outside of …

    Agreed.

    Basically as soon as the 1924 Immigration Act was passed, America was on strong 40 year assimilationist path. The shared experience of the Depression and especially pretty much universal young male service during the War was really building a stronger “American” identity.

    But yeah, suburbanization–pulling people out of older ethnic neighborhoods and tossing them together in the sticks–and television–air-dropping the same entertainment into everyone’s home–were highly assimilative.

    However, you’re smart enough, psychologically aware enough to realize that the one thing–assimilation–does not preclude the other thing–assertion of ethnicity.

    In fact, when assimilationist pressure is strong, seems to be the time when *some* people–certainly not all–who maybe don’t quite feel comfortable? or maintain some grievance? or have some guilt?, feel or at least express their ethnic separation.

    And this is what we saw starting–or at least flowering–in the 60s. The great minoritarian counter-reaction and ethnic assertion–mostly on the part of blacks and Jews, either incapable or unwilling to assimilate. We had “the melting pot bashed”, “white bread” American culture and tastes mocked. Ethnic as “authentic” or just better.

    For me, a real non-hypenated American, a complete non-issue. I didn’t have to assimilate to America, because i already was America. Sure, in 2nd grade my parents switched me to the Catholic school so i learned i was a little weird. And i thought it a bit sad that some of my protestant friends would have to go to hell… but there were bikes to ride, ball to play. The great sucking maw of American suburbia was just fine by me. On saturday i could have used a little less lawn to mow, but i was fine with it. My invisible knapsack was so darn stuffed with privilege, i didn’t even know i was white. I just thought i was American. Still do … though i’m learning.

    But of some people–with chips on their shoulder–that wasn’t the case. Obviously blacks have some real racial separation that inhibits for many full assimilation. But some Jews getting sucked in … rebelled–whether for guilt (selling out their ancestors?) or grievance (passed down from their ancestors?). You can get honestly very bizarre stuff, where someone’s even married to a gentile, but then suddenly they start whining about nonsense like Harvard quotas or the golfocaust or Christmas carols. Just being an American–accepting that American white gentiles pretty great and built an awesome nation that they are supremely lucky their ancestors came to and throwing their lot in with their fellow Americans–just can’t be done without asserting their “we’re still better” specialness.

    • Replies: @Desiderius
    , @anon
  224. @anon

    What kind of name is Leo Mercer? He’s black, actually

  225. @PiltdownMan

    George Lynch of Dokken called his own band Lynch Mob. Don’t think that would fly now.

  226. @Oleaginous Outrager

    Everybody’s convinced they would never attend a public execution, but they haven’t been put to the test yet, have they?

    I’ll go.

    I think we’d be far better off if executions were public, and school kids were all trotted out to witness them.

    Beyond that, i’d like to bring back the stocks and flogging for lesser crimes. Instead of warehousing them for a few years, i think–wipe that attitude off your face–public mockery would be more effective. Heck, putting single moms and their baby daddy’s in the stocks would be beneficial as well.

    To maintain civilization you have to do a few critical things:
    — reproduce your population physically and inculcate your culture and norms in the next generation
    — enforce the norms of your civilization, punishing those who refuse to obey them
    — protect your borders and repel invaders

    Doing these things isn’t necessarily “pretty”, but they are critical. Serious civilized people care first and foremost about doing them … and care not one whit if doing them offends some peoples “sensitivities”.

    When you have a whole society so removed from this basic knowledge of what civilization requires and protected from doing it or even witnessing it, lest they need their hanky and smell salts … your civilization is doomed.

  227. @AnotherDad

    We had “the melting pot bashed”, “white bread” American culture and tastes mocked. Ethnic as “authentic” or just better.

    Don’t hide behind passive voice here. This is the crux of your argument.

    i didn’t even know i was white. I just thought i was American. Still do … though i’m learning.

    Choose your teachers carefully. We weren’t white in any sense that had meaning to us. We were Irish or German, Catholic or Protestant, but above all we were American, and it was, to coin a phrase, Great.

    Don’t sell that out to be defined by your enemies, especially the bad Jews.

  228. @AnotherDad

    Women reach maturity at 14. They’re in charge of the institutions that matter to him.

  229. anon[194] • Disclaimer says:
    @AnotherDad

    But some Jews getting sucked in … rebelled–whether for guilt (selling out their ancestors?) or grievance (passed down from their ancestors?). You can get honestly very bizarre stuff, where someone’s even married to a gentile, but then suddenly they start whining about nonsense like Harvard quotas or the golfocaust or Christmas carols. Just being an American–accepting that American white gentiles pretty great and built an awesome nation that they are supremely lucky their ancestors came to and throwing their lot in with their fellow Americans–just can’t be done without asserting their “we’re still better” specialness.

    jews hated this (Christian) country the minute they stepped off the boat at Ellis Island and have been trying to undermine its founders ever since

  230. @BengaliCanadianDude

    In general, British pundits are superior at that sort of confrontation to American pundits. The English tend to be better at speaking the English language than us Americans.

    • Replies: @PiltdownMan
  231. @Jack D

    Hyphenated American nationalism (Irish-American, Italian-American, etc.) was (and is) common among all American ethnic groups and not just the Jews.

    No, not really.

    I think you suffer from East Coast bias here. This way more common, i think, among “great wave immigrants” than earlier, and much more common along the east coast where people stayed longer in ethnic neighborhoods. And certainly some groups are more prone to it that others.

    But it is way less common, out in the heartland or the West among white gentiles. White Americans i know–in the midwestern suburbs or my family in rural Iowa–were often some sort of mix and simply did not think of themselves as other than “Americans”. They were–generally–aware of some ethnic background. “English”, “Irish”, “German”, “Dutch”, “Swedish” … on one side or another or both. (Some honestly don’t know and hadn’t given it any thought.) And after the great minoritarian revolution maybe you could press them and get them to call themselves “German-American” or something. (Some groups more prone to it than others–i.e. the Irish.) But it’s simply not how people thought of themselves or think of themselves now. They think of themselves as American. Plain and simple.

    • Agree: Kylie
  232. anonymous[565] • Disclaimer says:
    @al gore rhythms

    I’ve lived my entire life in central Indiana and I can honestly say “Peep Show” is the funniest sitcom I’ve ever seen.

  233. @Anonymous

    The Beach Boys based their sound off the Four Freshmen (Bob Flanagan, Ross Barbour, Don Barbour, and Ken Errair/Ken Albers), whom Brian had idolized growing up due to their harmony. So, more Midwestern. But Valli’s Four Seasons were certainly the East Coast competition.

  234. @Svigor

    You can run into paralysis through analysis if you carefully read up on everybody who wants to interview you before agreeing to be interviewed.

    To be a big celebrity, it helps to just say yes most of the time to interview requests and figure you can wing it. I think that was Nigel Farage’s strategy. He’d let hostile people take their best shot at him as long they spelled his name right.

    To be a huge celebrity like Tom Cruise you get heavyweight publicists to practice access journalist on your behalf.

    • Replies: @Svigor
  235. @al gore rhythms

    The “Peep Show” main character is rather like an English version of me: an MBA-type who reads serious military history and wants to write a business book.

  236. @Steve Sailer

    Back in the late 1990s and 2000s, the British journalist Tim Sebastian used to be, by far, the hardest hitting interviewer on TV, on his BBC program Hardtalk .

    The program is much weaker since his time, and none of his political interviews from that time have survived online. He used to be superbly well-prepared and well-informed, and relentlessly focused in his style.

    He is now an interviewer on Germany’s Deutsche Welle. His recent interviews give us a sense of what he was like at the height of his powers.

  237. Frank G says:

    This is precisely why women don’t belong anywhere near the legal system, or in any position of authority, really: they have no ability to understand justice, they’re driven purely by emotion.

  238. Lurker says:
    @fnn

    He dindu nuffin (at school).

  239. Lurker says:
    @kaganovitch

    Silverman is, contrary to your implication ,promoting exactly the same crap in Israel as she is here.

    And Israel is the only place she should be doing it.

  240. Lurker says:
    @Reg Cæsar

    Or perhaps N-o-i-s-o-m-e.

  241. Lurker says:
    @Cloudbuster

    No one should have these things in the house.

  242. Eagle Eye says:
    @eah

    None of the nine deputies involved in Gabriel’s case have been criminally charged, and all still work for the Sheriff’s Department.

    One must assume that cash bribes were involved. How much per visit? $50? $100?

    Social workers also seem to be common beneficiaries of cash gifts in return for looking the other way, particularly in relation to sexual offenses.

    It has long been recognized that the most serious offenses are typically committed by the mother’s “boyfriend” against her daughters, often with the mother’s knowledge or at least tacit acceptance.

  243. @Stan Adams

    Someone on (I think) the blood thread posted her instagram pic of them together. I wish my woman looked at me the way she’s looking at him. She’s smitten, no doubt at all.

    View this post on Instagram

    When you meet your twin flame, you know. I have been lucky enough to have met mine. @shamandurek has changed my life, like he does with so many. He has made me realize that unconditional love actually exists here on this planet. He embraces all of me without question or fear. He makes me laugh more than anyone, has the most profound wisdom to share and all the bits in between from the diversity of his being. I feel so happy and blessed that he is my boyfriend. Thank you my love, for including me so generously into your family. I love you from this eternity to the next. And to those of you who feel the need to criticize: Hold your horses. It is not up to you to choose for me or to judge me. I don’t choose my man to satisfy any of you or the norms or boxes you have chosen in your mind for me to be in. I don’t thrive there, nor do I exist in your illusion about me. I choose from love. And that’s it. Shaman Durek is merely a man I love spending my time with and who fulfills me. So thank you for respecting my actions and my choice of partner. All I know at this moment is that we love each other and I am super happy. Have a wonderful, loving Sunday and Mother’s Day(for the USA). 📸 @dhendersonphoto #love #unconditionallove #newlove #boyfriend #inlove

    A post shared by Princess Märtha Louise (@princessmarthalouise) on

    The good news is that she’s 47 (looking good on it, too) and already has three daughters, though if I were her ex I’d try and keep them out of the way.

    • Replies: @stillCARealist
  244. @PiltdownMan

    “I’m trying to figure out the circumstances which would lead to four kindly-looking schoolteacher ladies posing laughingly with a noose, but my imagination draws a blank,”

    How about: one of the teachers noticed that her first grader was being severely abused and tried to get the authorities to stop it, but for suspicions reasons the authorities didn’t do anything, and eventually 8 real boy was tortured to death. The teacher testified in the murder trial and a judge/or/jury decided that that crime was so horrific that even in California it deserved the death penalty.

    • Replies: @PiltdownMan
    , @Anonymous
  245. @Travis

    The was a rap group “Da Lench Mob” with Ice Cube in the early 90s, after he left NWA

  246. dvorak says:
    @Anon

    I’d be hundreds of times more curious to hear how come his son didn’t inherit his smarts. I’d be interested how did the father get into Yale, Stanford, and Bain.

    Those schools were 2 or 3x easier to get into back then, in their acceptance rate.

    There are a billion Chinese and a billion Indians, and >10 million of them/their elites immigrating here have changed our name-college admissions process.

    UChicago was the last of the elite colleges that had a policy of admitting many / washing out many. Through the ’90s its acceptance rate was 25%. Now it’s fallen in line and the rate is 5%. California schools experienced this, too – UC schools and USC have had a 3-5x reduction in admissions rate.

    “Look left and right and left and right and left and right and… 19 of the 20 of you will not be admitted.”

  247. @Steve Sailer

    Of course. That makes sense and would explain the celebratory pose with a noose.

    It took a while for the penny to drop, Mr. Sailer. I read your other posts above saying the same thing, but it didn’t click. I guess I was just slow on the uptake.

  248. BB753 says:

    Not only nooses but knots in general are racist too. African animism in action?

  249. @JimB

    Thx.

    I’m more familiar with his earlier streams, too the extent that finding them unwatchable is familiar.

  250. hhsiii says:
    @hhsiii

    I was thinking of The Ox-Bow Incident and the like, the hanging of James Franco, twice, in Buster Scruggs, etc. Yes, there’s a connotation of race with lynching, but lynching to me is associated with frontier justice, doled out when the law isn’t around or thought too lenient. Even in To Kill a Mockingbird, and the type of actual lynching it mirrors, the lynchers assume the victim is guilty of a crime.

    To automatically associate lynching with racism, especially in the case of this teacher/heroine, is really just plain stupid.

  251. @YetAnotherAnon

    This woman is 47 and is posting this smarmy stuff for the whole world to read. Are the royalty of Scandinavia really this shallow and immature? My teen daughter wouldn’t write that.

    Also, since when do Norwegians speak and write perfect English? I’d be a bit embarrassed to be displaying my fluency in a foreign language when I’m a possible future queen. Oh well, we might as well all just admit it: English is the best and most important language on earth.

  252. @CCZ

    The Washington herald., January 14, 1908, Page 6, Image 6

    A mob of North Carolina negroes lynched the proprietor of a negro theatrical outfit because his show did not come up to the advance agent’s promises. Theoretically, this idea may be sound, but its general adoption would soon put the advance agent business all to the bad.

  253. anon[653] • Disclaimer says:
    @J.Ross

    At a time when we hear anti-Semitic remarks from a U.S. congresswoman and blatant anti-Semite Louis Farrakhan still holds sway among black Americans, we need to focus on and address the roots of anti-Jewish bias and crime in New York City. It can’t be “too hard to talk about.” We have to talk about it, directly and bluntly.

    whatever you do, don’t examine jewish behaviour

    • Replies: @J.Ross
  254. ari says:

    On one hand, Boomerism. Westerns were declared icky in the 1970s, so no one past Boomer even thinks about horse thieves, or Westerns. Farmer Bucolic, as in Little House on the Prairie, the television show, maybe. The book series, definitely not. The Laura Ingalls Wilder Award has been un-named, depersoned, by the librarian association.

    So, when the Boomers go, it’s that one photo in current high school photos- one black guy swinging from a tree, sound clips from Strange Fruit, and Emmet Till’s death photos. Since the ADL is trying to make sure no one notices how they got started- one Jewish rapist/ murdered bribing his way out of punishment, right into the hands of a lynch mob, the only people with any emotional connection will be blacks.

    They have a different American story- Lincoln salvifically died so that they could all be free- a noose really could be a cross around the neck symbol. Frenchpeople took to wearing tiny guillotines.

    Having said all that, there’s a chance they are pointing and screeching because they can do the math: they get caught for crimes and sent to jail, so much that it’s considered a sort of low- amenity boarding school for young people. British upper class get emotional about Scottish boarding schools- the cold, the porridge, the sexual intimacies- the blacks will be emotional about jails, too.

    At 13% of the population, and 50% of the known murder rate, add enough Koreans and Hispanics, and all of them will hang, and I think they kind of feel it in their bones. If you were a realtor facing Detroit, would you attend hangings, or lose commissions on fine handbuilt houses getting rehabbed?

  255. @Reg Cæsar

    “Americans’ ” is correct.

    • Replies: @Reg Cæsar
  256. @larry lurker

    So when Sarah Silverman appeared on Dr. Katz and joked about her sister marrying an “Abramowitz”, that was true, just a different sister?

    “My sister got married and hyphenated her name. Now my sister’s name is Susan Silverman-Abramowitz. They’re gonna shorten it to just JEWS. Fits on the mailbox.”

  257. Inductivist says: • Website

    And then random black people online got all work up and had the heroine and her friends suspended and denounced because it just had to be about them.

    Because isn’t everything about blacks?

    Blacks tend to be significantly more narcissistic than others:

    http://inductivist.blogspot.com/2011/09/blacks-are-more-narcissistic.html

  258. @Desiderius

    You’re painting all Jews with the brush of their intellectuals.

    Not at all.

    “Intellectuals”–media, academia, culture, ok and to be fair businness–is what matters, and particularly where a tiny minority like the Jews have vast influence on the nation.

    That some Jewish engineer somewhere or another may tend to think a bit more like i do … peachy, but basically irrelevant. To the extent Jews matter it’s because they have an incredibly outsized role in intellectual/cultural/political life.

  259. @Stan Adams

    “White” women. Holy cow.

    However, to be fair given that she’s divorced and in pre-menopausal emotional turmoil … as appalling as this nonsense is it’s actually less crazy and less pissing-on-your-nation than what Prince Harry did.

    • Agree: Kylie
    • Replies: @Kylie
  260. @Travis

    I am asking myself the same question. When did a noose become a symbol almost equivalent to a swastika ? in the 90’s maybe ?

    It was in 2007 in relation to the efforts to reduce the punishment of six extremely guilty black high school students in Jena, Louisiana. It was a classic in coordinated anti-white fake news.

    https://isteve.blogspot.com/2007/09/jena.html

    • Replies: @J.Ross
  261. @ben tillman

    “Americans’ ” is correct.

    Exactly. That was mine, not Bezos’s. But I typed “the cousins’ wars”, and the Fire fried that. Also, “Anglo-Saxon” was meant to be plural, so it either made a mistake, or missed mine.

    Kindle is always throwing unmeant apostrophes into its and were.

  262. Kylie says:
    @AnotherDad

    “…as appalling as this nonsense is [menopausal royal loses the plot] it’s actually less crazy and less pissing-on-your-nation than what Prince Harry did.”

    Agreed. What can the Queen have been thinking to permit that mésalliance? It should have been put to the dim ginger quite plainly that he could marry that tasteless, narcissistic, opportunistic parvenu or retain his title. His vulgar marital romp has made a laughingstock of the Royal Family. I don’t recall this degree of disapproval and ridicule during the shambles of Charles’s marriage. I never thought Camilla could look so good.

    • Replies: @Jack D
  263. @AnotherDad

    Not at all.

    No, you are, and as an American and someone who values what that means and has meant you should understand how damaging that is to the strength of our shared nation. My ancestors had to change our family name because of people acting like you are here. You’re playing directly into the hands of our enemies by doing this. They would like nothing better than if Jews renounced their American identity.

    “Intellectuals”–media, academia, culture, ok and to be fair businness–is what matters, and particularly where a tiny minority like the Jews have vast influence on the nation.

    You have yet to make this case. Let me know when you’re ready. The facts on the ground are not what they were when Roissy was making this argument ten years ago. Trump has taken a bulldozer to that influence.

    That some Jewish engineer somewhere or another may tend to think a bit more like i do … peachy, but basically irrelevant. To the extent Jews matter it’s because they have an incredibly outsized role in intellectual/cultural/political life.

    Our countrymen and fellow citizens are irrelevant? Go fuck yourself.

    • Replies: @Jack D
    , @ben tillman
  264. Logan says:
    @Hunsdon

    True. But we should.

    I’ve watched with fascination all these stories where women kill their children. Even with the most egregious cases people spring to her defense, or at least try to understand why they did it. Post-partum depression, stress, etc.

    Meanwhile nobody ever shows the least interest in understanding what drove a father to kill his children.

    She’s another victim we should have sympathy for, he’s just an evil scumbag.

  265. @AnotherDad

    Actually the comment you’re replying to illustrates perfectly the point you made the comment before.

  266. Jack D says:
    @Desiderius

    You’re playing directly into the hands of our enemies by doing this.

    No, he’s (insincerely) proposing a Devil’s Bargain – completely give up who you are, your culture and religion and ancestors and become a generic prole (if you convert to Christianity, even better) and then I will accept you as my fellow American. Except that I won’t, really – you’ll never be “Founding Stock”. But knock yourself out trying.

    • Replies: @Desiderius
  267. Jack D says:
    @Kylie

    Royal family has to keep up with the times. Otherwise the British people might tell that bunch of Germans to pack up and go home to the Fatherland.

    • Replies: @Kylie
  268. Kylie says:
    @Jack D

    That’s the kind of snappy comeback Truth treats us to. I would have thought you could do better.

  269. Anon87 says:
    @Steve Sailer

    If you don’t watch much TV now, I’m going to guess you missed this oldie but goodie exchange on Crossfire. This is the type of “intersection” I can get behind….

    Buchanan Interviews Donald Trump on CNN’s Crossfire 1987

    Pat Buchanan
    Who are your favorite authors?

    Donald Trump
    Well, I have a number favorite authors. I think Tom Wolfe is excellent.

    Pat Buchanan
    Did you read Vanity of the the Bonfires?

    Donald Trump
    I did not.

    Tom Braden
    What book are you reading now? [Crosstalk]

    Donald Trump
    I reading my own book again because I think it’s so fantastic Tom.

    Pat Buchanan
    What’s the best book you’ve read beside Art of the Deal?

    Donald Trump
    I really like Tom Wolfe last book. And I think he’s a great author. He’s done a beautiful job —

    Pat Buchanan
    Which book?

    Donald Trump
    His current book.

    Pat Buchanan
    Bonfire of the Vanities.

    Donald Trump
    Yes. And the man has done a very, very good job.

  270. Tony says:
    @BengaliCanadianDude

    No comments from the halal gallery.

  271. Western says:
    @Svigor

    I didn’t realize the “railroad” was so small.

    • Replies: @Svigor
  272. J.Ross says: • Website
    @anon

    There is no hypocrisy or selling-out or inconsistency in rolling your eyes at graffitti hoaxes while decying physical assaults. There’s nothing the worst Jew does that justifies striking him.

  273. J.Ross says: • Website
    @ben tillman

    Ah, yes, the charming gentleman thrown out of he gramama house because he had beaten his girlfriend so badly an eyeball got dislodged. That’s the guy we decided to take our national moral instruction from.

  274. NYMOM says:
    @black sea

    I agree…it wasn’t a lighthearted event to be made fun of…

    I’m surprised these teachers in CA (the politically corrrect capital of the world) didn’t know any better…

  275. getaclue says:
    @J.Ross

    The NYSlimes and other Globalist Media are trying to spark race war and civil war to help usher in the NWO — all part of the Kalergi plan etc….The Frankfurt School Communists were big on pushing hate whitey–Jewish Supremacists actually it turns out…who could have guessed?

  276. @Jack D

    No I’m pretty sure the final solution he’s letting himself be talked into is to send all y’all to Israel without passing Go or collecting your $200.

  277. Svigor says:
    @Steve Sailer

    You can always go full sperg on anything, but FFS how about find out that the guy is center-right, loves to do the Devil’s advocate bit, and oh, I dunno, maybe click the friggin’ link on what a Devil’s advocate is and oh, maybe read up on logical fallacies like argumentum ad hominem while you’re at it?

    I mean most of this stuff is Debate 101 and Shapiro should have it down cold. The guy’s supposed to be this Top Gun debater and he got completely owned. Neil didn’t even break a sweat.

    And I’m fine with the wing it thing, too, if you aren’t a smirking little rodent like Shapiro. I can separate people and their ideas and just do a nice, polite, detached debate (in fact, contrary to my online persona, this is very much how I am in person). It’s not like Neil was frothing at the mouth. But if you’re going to be this neurotic asshole like Shapiro is, then do your homework.

    I was already convinced that Shapiro has ducked the alt-right his entire career because he knows he’ll get owned, and this hasn’t exactly changed my mind.

  278. Yngvar says:
    @Oleaginous Outrager

    We are not allowed to. Our betters have seen to that.

  279. Anonymous[156] • Disclaimer says:
    @Steve Sailer

    even in California it deserved the death penalty

    You imply that California has high standards for the death penalty. But that’s just not true. Courts hand out death sentences like candy, knowing that appeal courts or the governor won’t let it happen. It’s cheap talk. It’s much rarer for a Texas court to hand down a death sentence, but when it does, it has a full 50% chance of actually being executed, some day.

  280. @Desiderius

    Our countrymen and fellow citizens are irrelevant?

    Jewish life is national, group-oriented. The group is the relevant agent, not the members of the group. The Jewish community is highly organized, and — while the opinions and actions of dissident group members can make a small difference — what we’re dealing with is collective action using the marshaled resources of much or most of the community.

    It is a mistake even to think of “individual” Jews in most contexts. As Salo Wittmaier Baron wrote in his A Social and Religious History of the Jews, published by Columbia University Press, 1957:

    To this day orthodox Jewish ethics has remained in its essence national rather than individual, and this accounts, incidentally, for the otherwise incomprehensible legal theorem of the common responsibility of all Jews for the deeds of each.

    The Jewish community is using a group strategy against our individualist strategy, and we must grasp this and act accordingly.

    • Replies: @Desiderius
  281. @ben tillman

    Meh.

    The people you’re worried about are using a class strategy. They’re barely Jews any more in any meaningful sense (they loathe and are embarrassed by the Orthodox just as their post-Christian peers are by regular Christians) and they’re in cahoots with the rest of that class against you and me together whatever you’ve deluded yourself into believing.

    If regular American Jews are your enemy then you’re mine. Not anymore complicated than that. If you want to beat the globalists there is no more idiotic thing you can do than attack patriotic Americans.

  282. Svigor says:
    @Western

    Actually, in my haste I cited just the bit that Tubman was involved with. The Wikipedia article attributes a few thousand escapes to the URR. But, I would take that article with a big grain of salt. The source I heard said it’s basically a myth (which would make the aforementioned attribution false), but YMMV.

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