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In my new column now up at Taki’s Magazine, I ponder, among much else, whether Donald Trump is the New Hitler, and suggest instead as a better analog for Trump a foreign politician who is far more popular with American Republicans.

Staying up all Monday night to write a column for publication Wednesday morning is a tricky business when elections fall on a Tuesday.

So let me offer four longer-term perspectives.

First, Hispandering. While we still have Marco Rubio to kick around some more, let’s ponder just how badly the conventional wisdom has failed regarding the candidacies of Rubio and, to a jaw-dropping extent, Jeb Bush.

Read the whole thing there.

 
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  1. MLK says:

    You’re right. But some of your regular commenters of a particular bent are going to blow a gasket.

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  2. Anon says: • Disclaimer

    He’s the new Steve Dahl.

    DC Sucks!! DC Sucks!!

    DC-Demolition.

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    • Replies: @anonymous-antimarxist
    Good analogy!!!

    I remember being told by the media that Rock n' Roll was over and that Disco was going to rule forever. As Disco became an increasingly Gay and elitist genre (remember the "Velvet Ropes", door bouncers, guest lists) working class and young people looking for a cheap night out rebelled against it.

    For the youngsters who have no idea what we are talking about.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Disco_Demolition_Night
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  3. Let me guess–he’s the American Bibi.

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    • Replies: @MEH 0910
    Correct.

    http://takimag.com/article/the_american_hitler_or_the_american_netanyahu_steve_sailer#axzz42NPGszOE
    , @Ron Mexico
    I'll settle for Andrew Jackson or James K. Polk
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  4. anonymous says: • Disclaimer

    In the antiwhite dictionary:

    100% African = diverse
    100% Asian = diverse
    100% White = “needs diversity”

    White places will be “diverse enough” when all the white people are gone. Isn’t there a word for targeted racial replacement and cultural g- of an ethnic group?

    No-white-anything-anywhere: that’s the real white “Privilege”

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    • Replies: @Maj. Kong
    There are plenty of globalists who would like to open up Japan to Third World conquest, and plenty of Japanese businessmen who want cheap labor. Japan is the third part of the infamous Trilateral Commission.

    But the concept of "white guilt" doesn't seem to have a counterpart in East Asia, a significant minority of Japan believes that the WWII aggression and atrocities was justified.

    The last time I checked, there was an increase in "temporary" foreign laborers

    http://uk.reuters.com/article/uk-japan-economy-immigration-idUKKCN0W50EQ
    , @Corvinus
    For the love of God, please define "anti-white".

    "Isn’t there a word for targeted racial replacement and cultural g- of an ethnic group?"

    Whites as a race are not being systematically replaced, nor targeted on a large-scale by non-whites to be permanently removed.
    , @Anonymous
    You obviously have no idea what universities and corporations are doing these days. Only Blacks and Hispanics count as "diversity".
    , @Jefferson
    "100% Asian = diverse"

    I have never heard any Left Winger refer to Japan as a racially diverse country. Also Left Wingers always say there is zero racial diversity in Silicon Valley, despite having a huge Asian workforce there.
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  5. iSteveFan says:

    OT - In Kansas City tonight we have an illegal who just murdered four people. He was apparently arrested last September for a driving violation, but ICE dropped the ball and he was released.

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    • Replies: @Wyrd
    Obviously this was a mass act of love.
    , @AndrewR
    This is great timing. Missouri's primary is next week and Trump needs to hammer home the idea that many illegals are not the angels that the left portrays.
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  6. Leftist conservative [AKA "Trump Kills Last Mosquito, Places Tiny Make America Great Hat On ZikaHead Baby"] says: • Website

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  7. I think the first comment probably nailed it with Netanyahu but my call would be Berlusconi.

    Make Bunga Bunga Great Again!

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    • Replies: @Dave Pinsen
    Berlusconi has been suggested by an FT columnist or two, but Netanyahu is a better fit because of his border barrier.

    So: will Netanyahu return the favor and film a campaign endorsement for Trump? And if he does, what impact will it have on American Evangelicals, Jews, and others?
    , @midtown
    I agree; I have always thought that Trump will be similar to Berlusconi.
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  8. Trump would be the American Netanyahu except for his lack of army service and combat experience. But:
    Build a fence to stop illegals? Check
    Monetary and trade policy designed to secure exports, and maximum employment and growth at home? Check
    Get along with anyone who wants to get along with you, including Russia and China ? Check
    No nonsense with the Muslims? Check
    Favor the demographic of the country as it exists? Check
    The lack of army service though should not impede Trump here though. It isn’t as if Hillary and Bernie or Cruz have any.

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  9. Matra says: • Website

    John Schindler says he’s the American Berlusconi.

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  10. Wyrd says:
    @iSteveFan
    OT - In Kansas City tonight we have an illegal who just murdered four people. He was apparently arrested last September for a driving violation, but ICE dropped the ball and he was released.

    Obviously this was a mass act of love.

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  11. MEH 0910 says:
    @Harry Baldwin
    Let me guess--he's the American Bibi.
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  12. Anon says: • Disclaimer

    Jewish logic:

    ‘New Hitler’: a gentile who acts like a Jew.

    “I don’t want to be ruled by a gentile who thinks like I do.”

    ————-

    Dictator logic:

    ‘Traitor’: a common man who talks like the dictator.

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    • Replies: @Manchelle
    JINOs are the new Nazis
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  13. Dr. Doom says:

    Wow the jews sure played their Hitler card early, its not even April. What happens if Trump withdraws and someone further right takes his place as an alternative to the two faced system? Are they going to call him the Pharoah Ramses?
    I thought Hitler was their TRUMP Card.

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    Super-Hitler
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  14. syonredux says:

    This fear among elites, especially among Jewish elites, of Americans getting their own Israeli-style leadership has led Trump to be denounced as an American Hitler. But a more plausible analogy is that the wily entrepreneur has sniffed out an untapped niche in the market for an American Netanyahu.

    If only…..

    Realistically, though, Trump is only a pale shadow of Netanyahu when it comes to the national question.

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  15. a few differences:

    1/ Bibi never attended the ‘New York Military Academy’ (which later went bankrupt, hmmmm…). Instead of parading around in a silly uniform like other macho students like Stephen Sondheim, Bibi got shot in the shoulder in the rescue of the hijacked Sabena 571.

    2/ Bibi has gotten along with Romney.

    3/ Bibi has been married as many times as Trump but since Bibi’s not a billionaire having small hands is not likely. And unlike Trump he doesn’t brag about all the women he’s slept with, because, well there’s that low voice, and well, because…

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    Reminds me that when I worked at a travel agency long ago we used to say that Sabena stands for "Such a bad experience never again."
    , @Clyde
    You should have lots more respect for the NY Military Academy which lasted 126 years. A very good run.

    New York Military Academy, Donald Trump’s alma mater, closes after 126 years
    Posted 3:37 PM, September 21, 2015, by Katherine Lam http://pix11.com/2015/09/21/new-york-military-academy-closes-after-126-years/#

     

    , @5371
    The current presidential candidate Netanyahu resembles is Cruz. Congenital oily liar.
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  16. Thea says:
    @anony-mouse
    a few differences:

    1/ Bibi never attended the 'New York Military Academy' (which later went bankrupt, hmmmm...). Instead of parading around in a silly uniform like other macho students like Stephen Sondheim, Bibi got shot in the shoulder in the rescue of the hijacked Sabena 571.

    2/ Bibi has gotten along with Romney.

    3/ Bibi has been married as many times as Trump but since Bibi's not a billionaire having small hands is not likely. And unlike Trump he doesn't brag about all the women he's slept with, because, well there's that low voice, and well, because...

    Reminds me that when I worked at a travel agency long ago we used to say that Sabena stands for “Such a bad experience never again.”

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    My mother worked as a travel agent. TWA = Try Walking Across
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  17. anonymous says: • Disclaimer

    No, Trump is definitely not the American Hitler.

    He is, rather, the Gentile Bernie Madoff.

    Steve, the great noticer, does not notice that Trump whole immigration pitch is an obvious fraud.

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    If it's such a fraud the establishment have not gotten the memo.
    , @Thea
    Getting rid of Jeb is worth it
    , @Coemgen
    Vote for the message not the messenger.
    , @HEL

    Steve, the great noticer, does not notice that Trump whole immigration pitch is an obvious fraud.
     
    I do weary of being told that Trump's immigration position is phony. I agree that there's a decent chance this is true but, and this is the important part, he's the only candidate who *might* substantially reduce immigration. Everyone else is just a product and puppet of the donor and political classes. We already know what they want, what they will do when given power. With Trump, though, we can't be certain. He also derives his political power much more directly from the actual voters than the typical politician, so he will have more reason to try and do what he promises even if he doesn't believe it. But of course a big part of the reason the cucks oppose Trump isn't because they think he's a phony, but because they are afraid that he isn't.

    Trump is really the only hope in the presidential race to start turning the tide on immigration. I don't like the odds on him, either to be elected or to follow through in office, but for everyone else the chance is ZERO. So he's the only bet to make.
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  18. According to a Jewish friend who keeps a close eye on Israel, Trump is favored by 61 percent of the population there.

    On NPR’s “On the Media,” Nate Silver, who has contributed to that program since this primary season began, was asked why he got Trump so wrong. His excuse: there is a major political realignment going on. If Trump makes it to the general, he could turn blue states red. Therefore, Silver’s standard way of analyzing races is no longer relevant. As he observed, on a checklist of “what would make a candidate unelectable,” Trump checks most of the boxes yet triumphs nonetheless.

    http://www.onthemedia.org/story/nate-silver-2016-sky-orange/?utm_source=/story/psychology-predictions/&utm_medium=treatment&utm_campaign=morelikethis

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    " Therefore, Silver’s standard way of analyzing races is no longer relevant."

    Well, Nate Silver made his reputation by studying and analyzing various polls back in 2012. He abandoned that method this cycle. Had he been paying attention and using his old method, he surely would have noticed that the polls strongly and consistently favored Trump since last summer when the Republican debates started and Trump started hitting on some popular themes. (He also showed clearly that he lacks the judgment to be a good theater critic. I don't know how anybody could watch those debates from the beginning and not recognize that Trump stood head and shoulders above his competitors and made them all look small and insignificant by comparison, regardless of what you thought of his political positions. That's called stage presence.) I think it was Nate Silver's refusal to believe the polls (which is pretty funny considering his reputation was built on his successful reading of the polls when they favored Obama) and his distaste for Trump's positions that have reduced Silver to a relatively meaningless figure on the political scene. Anybody who has been investing in the stock market for a number of years is familiar with the phenomenon, a guy who lucks out and makes a good call on the market or a stock and is immediately placed in the Pantheon alongside Warren Buffett. Joe Granville, anyone? The really good ones make good calls consistently over a long period of time, even if they make an occasional bum call along the way.
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  19. Staying up all Monday night to write a column for publication Wednesday morning is a tricky business when elections fall on a Tuesday.

    Yeah, I remember kicking myself one year for not arranging overtime on Thanksgiving. I forgot that it fell on a Thursday, my day off.

    Didn’tcha see it comin’?

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  20. Clyde says:
    @anony-mouse
    a few differences:

    1/ Bibi never attended the 'New York Military Academy' (which later went bankrupt, hmmmm...). Instead of parading around in a silly uniform like other macho students like Stephen Sondheim, Bibi got shot in the shoulder in the rescue of the hijacked Sabena 571.

    2/ Bibi has gotten along with Romney.

    3/ Bibi has been married as many times as Trump but since Bibi's not a billionaire having small hands is not likely. And unlike Trump he doesn't brag about all the women he's slept with, because, well there's that low voice, and well, because...

    You should have lots more respect for the NY Military Academy which lasted 126 years. A very good run.

    New York Military Academy, Donald Trump’s alma mater, closes after 126 years
    Posted 3:37 PM, September 21, 2015, by Katherine Lam http://pix11.com/2015/09/21/new-york-military-academy-closes-after-126-years/#

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  21. Mr. Anon says:

    The first law of politics could well be the Conservation of Hitler. So Trump is now Hitler. Hafez al Assad used to be Hitler. Before him it was Khaddafi, I think. Or maybe he was only Mussolini. However I’m pretty certain that Saddam Hussein was once Hitler. Of course, once Hitler was Hitler, but he wasn’t very good at it, so they had to find another one.

    Tag! You’re Hitler!

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    • Replies: @Harry Baldwin
    It's like that fan theory that "James Bond" is a code name assigned to successive agents. It all makes sense now! Similarly, Hitler is a code name that is assigned to whomever the Powers that Be need to have universally hated at any given time.
    , @ic1000
    If we must compare U.S. politicians of today to those of 1930s Europe, how about moving past Godwin to stretch our brains a bit.

    For instance, patriotic Austrians of the time were worried about fundamental changes to their polity -- not due to immigration, but to the actions of their aggressive neighbor.

    In that regard, Trump may resemble Kurt Schuschnigg or his predecessor, Engelbert Dolfuss. Neither were good choices; both were better than the alternatives on offer.

    Though neither analogy is particularly inspiring, vis a vis that nation's fate.
    , @jeremiahjohnbalaya
    Don't forget that BUSH == HILTER was all the rage in much of the mid-2000's
    , @Deckin
    One of the best comments ever.
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  22. Tuesday’s Michigan primary should be a good test of whether Trump’s extreme East Coast style works for voters in the old industrial heartland.

    Michigan’s a little more pugnacious than Minnesota or Iowa, thanks to Detroit, and the influx of Scots-Irish and other hillbillies during the “arsenal of democracy” days. Same with northern Ohio and western New York.

    It’s like there’s a demeanor rainbow leading from NYC and post-Yankee New England, where they’re pretty hard-bitten, softening through the Great Lakes, “peak nice” in Iowa, Minnesota, and the Dakotas, hardening again through the Rockies, reaching longshoreman toughness on the Ecotopian coast again.

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    • Replies: @SFG
    I think it was Hackett Fisher, among others, who pointed out that the West Coast was settled by East Coasters. But I could be mixing him up with someone else.
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  23. Lot says:

    I agree, much more Berlesconi.

    I don’t see Trump doing this:

    On 8 May 1972 a Boeing 707 passenger aircraft operating that service, captained by British pilot Reginald Levy, DFC, was hijacked by four members of a Palestinian terrorist the Black September Organization, a Palestinian terrorist group. Following their instructions, Captain Levy landed the plane at Lod Airport (later Ben Gurion International Airport).[1]

    The attack, planned by Ali Hassan Salameh, was carried out by a group of two men and two women who pretended to be two couples: the group’s leader Ali Taha Abu Snina, plus Abed al-Aziz Atrash, Rima Tannous and Halsa. They were armed with two handguns, two hand grenades and two belts of explosives. Twenty minutes out of Vienna, the hijackers entered the cockpit. “As you can see,” Captain Levy told the 90 passengers, “we have friends aboard.” He concealed from the hijackers that his wife was a passenger on the plane.

    Soon after taking command, the hijackers separated the Jewish hostages from the others and sent them to the back of the aircraft. When the plane had landed, the hijackers demanded the release of 315 convicted Palestinian terrorists imprisoned in Israel, and threatened to blow up the airplane with its passengers.

    On 9 May 1972 at 4:00 p.m. the rescue operation began: a team of 16 Sayeret Matkal commandos, led by Ehud Barak and including Benjamin Netanyahu, both future Israeli Prime Ministers, approached the aircraft [7] disguised as aircraft technicians in white coveralls. Having immobilized it during the preceding night, they convinced the hijackers that its hydraulic system needed repair. They then stormed the aircraft, killing both male hijackers within two minutes. They also captured the two women hijackers and rescued all 90 remaining passengers.

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    Great story about the pilot linked to that Wiki entry: http://www.nytimes.com/2010/08/05/world/europe/05levy.html?_r=2&hpw
    , @Judah Benjamin Hur
    Stories like this also illustrate how totally different Israeli Jews are from diaspora Jews.

    I agree that Trump is more like Silvio Berlusconi, which is worrisome because Berlusconi wasn't very effective as a politician (but way more brilliant as a businessman and totally self-made).
    , @Chrisnonymous
    Maybe Trump can pick Jesse Ventura as his running mate to balance his "action hero" deficit...

    Seriously, I agree with you, but having Trump elected is a possible path back to having presidents who might do something like that... the last being, who? JFK, I guess.

    If Clinton wins, it's going to help lock in the dominance of the Harvard-Yale business-law path to power, which path usually precludes anything like military service or manual labor.

    Steve, another nice article.
    , @Dave Pinsen
    I don't think Benjamin Netanyahu was part of the raid on Entebbe. I think he was in school in the US at the time (though he had served as a commando previously).
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  24. Bill P says:

    Trump is an example of a gentile who assimilated to NY Jewish culture. Maybe that’s what the US needs, maybe not. But one thing I detect about the anti-Trump hatred is some of the “it’s all behind me” snobbishness of deracinated Jews who assimilated to some fictitious WASP ideal.

    Wouldn’t surprise me at all if unapologetic ethnic Jews had an affinity for Trump. Who knows whether they’ll vote for him, but that isn’t really the question given the size and non-Jewishness of the general US electorate.

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    Trump is an example of a gentile who assimilated to NY Jewish culture. Maybe that’s what the US needs, maybe not. But one thing I detect about the anti-Trump hatred is some of the “it’s all behind me” snobbishness of deracinated Jews who assimilated to some fictitious WASP ideal.
     
    That's pretty perceptive. I'd guess in his day to day life going back decades a good quarter of the people Trump interacts with in business are Jewish, as well as many people he grew up with. In that sense he's more culturally Jewish than I am, having grown up in the midwest and south in towns that were less than 1% Jewish. "Schlonged" is not a word I'd ever use, and to the extent I know any yiddish slang like this I got it from TV.

    It may also be way Trump is so blase about offending the hypersensitive neocon Jews, who are very little like the Jews he interacts with.

    As far as accents, secular Jews my age who grew up in Manhattan speak normal General American English, but Long Islanders and NJ natives still have the "cauwfee" accent.
    , @SFG
    My mom likes him. (It doesn't matter, she lives in NY.)

    The NYC thing isn't purely Jewish, honestly. There's Southern Italian and Irish Catholic in there too. (The joke was that the mayor had to visit the three 'I's: Israel, Italy, and Ireland.) Now, of course, it's random immigrants from all over the place, but you'll hear the classic accent in the outskirts, like Long Island and New Jersey. Chris Christie is actually much more 'New York' in the popular sense than most people actually from New York nowadays.

    I'm actually convinced part of the reason Trump's lack of traditional 'Hitlerish' signaling is part of the reason the media let him get this far. I also kind of wonder if some of them secretly like him--they've done his campaign for him, basically, denouncing him all the time.

    , @Anonymous
    Cruz seems to do better among traditional Republicans - Midwestern and Western Protestants. While Trump does better among traditional Democrats - the South, Rust Belt, and Northeastern white ethnics. Trump himself is Protestant but as a New Yorker is culturally more Northeastern white ethnic.
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  25. Trump doesn’t have any set policies whatsoever. Like his alleged fortune–whose records he refuses to make public–his policies fluctuate daily “with attitudes and with feelings, even my own feelings.” He’s a masterly bullshitter.

    His personality is nothing like Hitler or Bibi. At best, you’re getting Lyndon Johnson; at worst, you’re getting Stalin. You’re taking your chances, to put it mildly.

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    • Replies: @Harry Baldwin
    You’re taking your chances, to put it mildly

    We're taking our chances that some good may come of it. Voting for those other than Trump means accepting the reality that no good will come of it.
    , @Mr. Anon
    "At best, you’re getting Lyndon Johnson; at worst, you’re getting Stalin."

    Stalin? Really?

    At best, you're hysterical; at worst, you're just full of s**t.
    , @Lucaman1
    All the politicans with their hands stained green;
    Have the best policies money can buy;
    $670,000 for giving a speach;
    now there is a policy that makes my heart beat.
    A moron, a war monger, a Zionist and Spy;
    Those are the guys that I have on my side.

    Telling the truth is a dangerous thing,
    People might take notice and begin to think;
    Why all the wars while my paycheck shrinks;
    Why all the financial repression and policies that stink;

    Why, oh why such clap trap on this site?
    Because everyone wants to know what I think!
    , @This Is Our Home

    His personality is nothing like Hitler or Bibi. At best, you’re getting Lyndon Johnson; at worst, you’re getting Stalin. You’re taking your chances, to put it mildly.
     
    Why are people like you who make comparisons such as these not more embarrassed?

    They are patently ridiculous comparisons which belie the speaker's total ignorance of the history of the 20th century, their imability to reason without splitting and their generally unhinged mind. I do not believe that anyone half intelligent can believe this nonsense.

    Therefore my only conclusion can be that you have such low self-esteem that you make up for it by holding everyone else in such low esteem that you truly believe that this type of absurd and facile argument can work.

    Louis CK is equally guilty. As is Jon Oliver and all the others.
    , @Dr. X

    His personality is nothing like Hitler or Bibi.
     
    If you want to know whose personality bears an uncanny resemblance to Hitler's, it's Obama. Both Hitler and Obama were outsiders, aloof, and born on the periphery of their societies. Both had "issues" in their childhood. Both were unaccomplished until entering politics. Both wrote narcissistic autobiographies before accomplishing anything. Both used propaganda extensively. Both were highly stage-managed. Both were demagogic speechmakers who had little interest in the details of public policy. Both had a distinct lack of sympathy for others. Both favored Muslims over Jews. Both had contempt for the legislative process. Both sought to "transform" their nations. Both saw themselves as central, historical figures and visionaries above normal politics. Both were inherently lazy.

    Trump is no Hitler. The neocon Jews who know that Trump will not dance to the crack of their whip are the ones accusing him of being so. Trump is a Huey Long populist.
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  26. Mr. Anon says:

    The Godwin-Warhol law: In the future, everyone will be Hitler for 15 minutes.

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  27. @Lot
    I agree, much more Berlesconi.

    I don't see Trump doing this:

    On 8 May 1972 a Boeing 707 passenger aircraft operating that service, captained by British pilot Reginald Levy, DFC, was hijacked by four members of a Palestinian terrorist the Black September Organization, a Palestinian terrorist group. Following their instructions, Captain Levy landed the plane at Lod Airport (later Ben Gurion International Airport).[1]

    The attack, planned by Ali Hassan Salameh, was carried out by a group of two men and two women who pretended to be two couples: the group’s leader Ali Taha Abu Snina, plus Abed al-Aziz Atrash, Rima Tannous and Halsa. They were armed with two handguns, two hand grenades and two belts of explosives. Twenty minutes out of Vienna, the hijackers entered the cockpit. "As you can see," Captain Levy told the 90 passengers, "we have friends aboard." He concealed from the hijackers that his wife was a passenger on the plane.

    Soon after taking command, the hijackers separated the Jewish hostages from the others and sent them to the back of the aircraft. When the plane had landed, the hijackers demanded the release of 315 convicted Palestinian terrorists imprisoned in Israel, and threatened to blow up the airplane with its passengers.
    ...
    On 9 May 1972 at 4:00 p.m. the rescue operation began: a team of 16 Sayeret Matkal commandos, led by Ehud Barak and including Benjamin Netanyahu, both future Israeli Prime Ministers, approached the aircraft [7] disguised as aircraft technicians in white coveralls. Having immobilized it during the preceding night, they convinced the hijackers that its hydraulic system needed repair. They then stormed the aircraft, killing both male hijackers within two minutes. They also captured the two women hijackers and rescued all 90 remaining passengers.
     

    Great story about the pilot linked to that Wiki entry: http://www.nytimes.com/2010/08/05/world/europe/05levy.html?_r=2&hpw

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  29. @Mr. Anon
    The first law of politics could well be the Conservation of Hitler. So Trump is now Hitler. Hafez al Assad used to be Hitler. Before him it was Khaddafi, I think. Or maybe he was only Mussolini. However I'm pretty certain that Saddam Hussein was once Hitler. Of course, once Hitler was Hitler, but he wasn't very good at it, so they had to find another one.

    Tag! You're Hitler!

    It’s like that fan theory that “James Bond” is a code name assigned to successive agents. It all makes sense now! Similarly, Hitler is a code name that is assigned to whomever the Powers that Be need to have universally hated at any given time.

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    LOL. That's actually pretty funny.
    , @Cagey Beast
    There's probably a 50/50 chance of that actually coming to pass. If things continue the way they have I could imagine people a century from now being only vaguely aware there was a first Hitler born in Europe somewhere.
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  30. @wonderbread
    Trump doesn't have any set policies whatsoever. Like his alleged fortune--whose records he refuses to make public--his policies fluctuate daily "with attitudes and with feelings, even my own feelings." He's a masterly bullshitter.

    His personality is nothing like Hitler or Bibi. At best, you're getting Lyndon Johnson; at worst, you're getting Stalin. You're taking your chances, to put it mildly.

    You’re taking your chances, to put it mildly

    We’re taking our chances that some good may come of it. Voting for those other than Trump means accepting the reality that no good will come of it.

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  31. gruff says:
    @Thea
    Reminds me that when I worked at a travel agency long ago we used to say that Sabena stands for "Such a bad experience never again."

    My mother worked as a travel agent. TWA = Try Walking Across

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  33. Mr. Anon says:
    @wonderbread
    Trump doesn't have any set policies whatsoever. Like his alleged fortune--whose records he refuses to make public--his policies fluctuate daily "with attitudes and with feelings, even my own feelings." He's a masterly bullshitter.

    His personality is nothing like Hitler or Bibi. At best, you're getting Lyndon Johnson; at worst, you're getting Stalin. You're taking your chances, to put it mildly.

    “At best, you’re getting Lyndon Johnson; at worst, you’re getting Stalin.”

    Stalin? Really?

    At best, you’re hysterical; at worst, you’re just full of s**t.

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    • Replies: @Ozymandias
    "At best, you’re hysterical; at worst, you’re just full of s**t."

    Have you not noticed the rash of hysterical ninnies concern trolling us since the Trump campaign got rolling?
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  34. 5371 says:
    @anony-mouse
    a few differences:

    1/ Bibi never attended the 'New York Military Academy' (which later went bankrupt, hmmmm...). Instead of parading around in a silly uniform like other macho students like Stephen Sondheim, Bibi got shot in the shoulder in the rescue of the hijacked Sabena 571.

    2/ Bibi has gotten along with Romney.

    3/ Bibi has been married as many times as Trump but since Bibi's not a billionaire having small hands is not likely. And unlike Trump he doesn't brag about all the women he's slept with, because, well there's that low voice, and well, because...

    The current presidential candidate Netanyahu resembles is Cruz. Congenital oily liar.

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    Bibi is most like Jean-Marie Le Pen, as I've said before. Difference is that he won.

    Considering his military experience, the American pol he's most like McCain, having become more hawkish overtime as well as being privately reprobate.
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  35. Well…as long as he doesn’t invade Poland…

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    I wouldn't mind if he invaded the polish sections of Pittsburgh and Chicago.
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  36. @Lot
    I agree, much more Berlesconi.

    I don't see Trump doing this:

    On 8 May 1972 a Boeing 707 passenger aircraft operating that service, captained by British pilot Reginald Levy, DFC, was hijacked by four members of a Palestinian terrorist the Black September Organization, a Palestinian terrorist group. Following their instructions, Captain Levy landed the plane at Lod Airport (later Ben Gurion International Airport).[1]

    The attack, planned by Ali Hassan Salameh, was carried out by a group of two men and two women who pretended to be two couples: the group’s leader Ali Taha Abu Snina, plus Abed al-Aziz Atrash, Rima Tannous and Halsa. They were armed with two handguns, two hand grenades and two belts of explosives. Twenty minutes out of Vienna, the hijackers entered the cockpit. "As you can see," Captain Levy told the 90 passengers, "we have friends aboard." He concealed from the hijackers that his wife was a passenger on the plane.

    Soon after taking command, the hijackers separated the Jewish hostages from the others and sent them to the back of the aircraft. When the plane had landed, the hijackers demanded the release of 315 convicted Palestinian terrorists imprisoned in Israel, and threatened to blow up the airplane with its passengers.
    ...
    On 9 May 1972 at 4:00 p.m. the rescue operation began: a team of 16 Sayeret Matkal commandos, led by Ehud Barak and including Benjamin Netanyahu, both future Israeli Prime Ministers, approached the aircraft [7] disguised as aircraft technicians in white coveralls. Having immobilized it during the preceding night, they convinced the hijackers that its hydraulic system needed repair. They then stormed the aircraft, killing both male hijackers within two minutes. They also captured the two women hijackers and rescued all 90 remaining passengers.
     

    Stories like this also illustrate how totally different Israeli Jews are from diaspora Jews.

    I agree that Trump is more like Silvio Berlusconi, which is worrisome because Berlusconi wasn’t very effective as a politician (but way more brilliant as a businessman and totally self-made).

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    That's actually one of my big worries about Trump--I don't think he understands the political process as well. He might launch a few big initiatives that then collapse when he doesn't realize he can't get things done the way he did when he was in business.
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  37. Dave Pinsen says: • Website
    @Alec Leamas
    I think the first comment probably nailed it with Netanyahu but my call would be Berlusconi.

    Make Bunga Bunga Great Again!

    Berlusconi has been suggested by an FT columnist or two, but Netanyahu is a better fit because of his border barrier.

    So: will Netanyahu return the favor and film a campaign endorsement for Trump? And if he does, what impact will it have on American Evangelicals, Jews, and others?

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  38. Trump is the American Res Publica’s Julius Caesar; and for anyone who has not read the Aeneid, Dante’s Divine Comedy, or Shakespeare’s Julius Caesar, that’s a GOOD thing.

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    • Replies: @SFG
    So you want to turn the republic into an empire? Apparently everyone was happy with the results for the first 100 years or so.
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  39. So: will Netanyahu return the favor and film a campaign endorsement for Trump? And if he does, what impact will it have on American Evangelicals, Jews, and others?

    It will inspire college riots, which are always good for the GOP, once the dust settles.

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  40. @Lot
    I agree, much more Berlesconi.

    I don't see Trump doing this:

    On 8 May 1972 a Boeing 707 passenger aircraft operating that service, captained by British pilot Reginald Levy, DFC, was hijacked by four members of a Palestinian terrorist the Black September Organization, a Palestinian terrorist group. Following their instructions, Captain Levy landed the plane at Lod Airport (later Ben Gurion International Airport).[1]

    The attack, planned by Ali Hassan Salameh, was carried out by a group of two men and two women who pretended to be two couples: the group’s leader Ali Taha Abu Snina, plus Abed al-Aziz Atrash, Rima Tannous and Halsa. They were armed with two handguns, two hand grenades and two belts of explosives. Twenty minutes out of Vienna, the hijackers entered the cockpit. "As you can see," Captain Levy told the 90 passengers, "we have friends aboard." He concealed from the hijackers that his wife was a passenger on the plane.

    Soon after taking command, the hijackers separated the Jewish hostages from the others and sent them to the back of the aircraft. When the plane had landed, the hijackers demanded the release of 315 convicted Palestinian terrorists imprisoned in Israel, and threatened to blow up the airplane with its passengers.
    ...
    On 9 May 1972 at 4:00 p.m. the rescue operation began: a team of 16 Sayeret Matkal commandos, led by Ehud Barak and including Benjamin Netanyahu, both future Israeli Prime Ministers, approached the aircraft [7] disguised as aircraft technicians in white coveralls. Having immobilized it during the preceding night, they convinced the hijackers that its hydraulic system needed repair. They then stormed the aircraft, killing both male hijackers within two minutes. They also captured the two women hijackers and rescued all 90 remaining passengers.
     

    Maybe Trump can pick Jesse Ventura as his running mate to balance his “action hero” deficit…

    Seriously, I agree with you, but having Trump elected is a possible path back to having presidents who might do something like that… the last being, who? JFK, I guess.

    If Clinton wins, it’s going to help lock in the dominance of the Harvard-Yale business-law path to power, which path usually precludes anything like military service or manual labor.

    Steve, another nice article.

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    Never Cry Hitler

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  42. el topo says:

    I’d say he’s more like the American Berlusconi.

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  43. Lucaman1 says: • Website
    @wonderbread
    Trump doesn't have any set policies whatsoever. Like his alleged fortune--whose records he refuses to make public--his policies fluctuate daily "with attitudes and with feelings, even my own feelings." He's a masterly bullshitter.

    His personality is nothing like Hitler or Bibi. At best, you're getting Lyndon Johnson; at worst, you're getting Stalin. You're taking your chances, to put it mildly.

    All the politicans with their hands stained green;
    Have the best policies money can buy;
    $670,000 for giving a speach;
    now there is a policy that makes my heart beat.
    A moron, a war monger, a Zionist and Spy;
    Those are the guys that I have on my side.

    Telling the truth is a dangerous thing,
    People might take notice and begin to think;
    Why all the wars while my paycheck shrinks;
    Why all the financial repression and policies that stink;

    Why, oh why such clap trap on this site?
    Because everyone wants to know what I think!

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    Nice try, but unfortunately awful. A lack of skill is acceptable as long as it is accompanied by amusement, but you have displayed neither.
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  44. IHTG says:

    Netanyahu isn’t very Trump-like, at least not anymore. Over two decades of politics have filed away his rough edges, making him cautious and conservative. He is a managerialist who is sane on demographics.

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    "Cautious and conservative" makes more sense in Israel than here. Israel already has an immigration policy in its self-interest; it already has a strong economy; and its current status quo WRT the Palestinians is likely better than any resulting from one of the recent peace plans.
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  45. @Buzz Mohawk
    Well...as long as he doesn't invade Poland...

    I wouldn’t mind if he invaded the polish sections of Pittsburgh and Chicago.

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    Does he need a new wife already?
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  46. Lot says:
    @Bill P
    Trump is an example of a gentile who assimilated to NY Jewish culture. Maybe that's what the US needs, maybe not. But one thing I detect about the anti-Trump hatred is some of the "it's all behind me" snobbishness of deracinated Jews who assimilated to some fictitious WASP ideal.

    Wouldn't surprise me at all if unapologetic ethnic Jews had an affinity for Trump. Who knows whether they'll vote for him, but that isn't really the question given the size and non-Jewishness of the general US electorate.

    Trump is an example of a gentile who assimilated to NY Jewish culture. Maybe that’s what the US needs, maybe not. But one thing I detect about the anti-Trump hatred is some of the “it’s all behind me” snobbishness of deracinated Jews who assimilated to some fictitious WASP ideal.

    That’s pretty perceptive. I’d guess in his day to day life going back decades a good quarter of the people Trump interacts with in business are Jewish, as well as many people he grew up with. In that sense he’s more culturally Jewish than I am, having grown up in the midwest and south in towns that were less than 1% Jewish. “Schlonged” is not a word I’d ever use, and to the extent I know any yiddish slang like this I got it from TV.

    It may also be way Trump is so blase about offending the hypersensitive neocon Jews, who are very little like the Jews he interacts with.

    As far as accents, secular Jews my age who grew up in Manhattan speak normal General American English, but Long Islanders and NJ natives still have the “cauwfee” accent.

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    Trump grew up in Queens. The outer borough accent is close to the ones in Long Island and Northeastern New Jersey. I was going to mention boxing commentator Max Kellerman as someone else with an outer borough accent, but interestingly, per Wiki, he went to high school in Greenwich Village.
    , @Reg Cæsar

    As far as accents, secular Jews my age who grew up in Manhattan speak normal General American English, but Long Islanders and NJ natives still have the “cauwfee” accent
     
    John Sebastian and Arlo Guthrie grew up in Greenwich Village, but I don't hear a trace of the city in their speech.

    Nor with Anderson Cooper, though he was a class or two above them. At first I saw something vaguely Southern in Cooper, and turned out to be right. He was the littler kid in Wyatt Cooper's Families, which I read back in the '70s.
    , @SFG
    The stereotypical Linda Richman/Woody Allen NYC accent no longer exists in the city itself. You can hear it in Long Island and New Jersey.
    , @yaqub the mad scientist
    I dated a Jersey Jewish girl who had a pretty strong accent, though it had softened a bit after over a decade of living elsewhere.
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  47. Maj. Kong says:
    @anonymous
    In the antiwhite dictionary:

    100% African = diverse
    100% Asian = diverse
    100% White = “needs diversity”

    White places will be “diverse enough” when all the white people are gone. Isn’t there a word for targeted racial replacement and cultural g- of an ethnic group?

    No-white-anything-anywhere: that's the real white "Privilege"

    There are plenty of globalists who would like to open up Japan to Third World conquest, and plenty of Japanese businessmen who want cheap labor. Japan is the third part of the infamous Trilateral Commission.

    But the concept of “white guilt” doesn’t seem to have a counterpart in East Asia, a significant minority of Japan believes that the WWII aggression and atrocities was justified.

    The last time I checked, there was an increase in “temporary” foreign laborers

    http://uk.reuters.com/article/uk-japan-economy-immigration-idUKKCN0W50EQ

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  48. Dave Pinsen says: • Website
    @Lot

    Trump is an example of a gentile who assimilated to NY Jewish culture. Maybe that’s what the US needs, maybe not. But one thing I detect about the anti-Trump hatred is some of the “it’s all behind me” snobbishness of deracinated Jews who assimilated to some fictitious WASP ideal.
     
    That's pretty perceptive. I'd guess in his day to day life going back decades a good quarter of the people Trump interacts with in business are Jewish, as well as many people he grew up with. In that sense he's more culturally Jewish than I am, having grown up in the midwest and south in towns that were less than 1% Jewish. "Schlonged" is not a word I'd ever use, and to the extent I know any yiddish slang like this I got it from TV.

    It may also be way Trump is so blase about offending the hypersensitive neocon Jews, who are very little like the Jews he interacts with.

    As far as accents, secular Jews my age who grew up in Manhattan speak normal General American English, but Long Islanders and NJ natives still have the "cauwfee" accent.

    Trump grew up in Queens. The outer borough accent is close to the ones in Long Island and Northeastern New Jersey. I was going to mention boxing commentator Max Kellerman as someone else with an outer borough accent, but interestingly, per Wiki, he went to high school in Greenwich Village.

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    This might end up being big news for Trump. Regular readers here may remember I’ve mentioned the Richman family of economists before, and their work on balanced trade. Ann Coulter just tweeted one of their essays in which they argue in favor of Trump’s tariff idea and against Mitt Romney’s criticism of it.

    Trump’s got the right instincts on trade, but the Richmans can give him an intellectual framework for it, like Sessions did on immigration. And we know Trump listens to Ann Coulter, so this could be good.

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    Trade-surplus countries have a lot more to lose from a trade war, so Trump's negotiations would likely succeed.
     
    Romney and the other free traders never seem to grasp this concept. Not only is America a trade-deficit nation, it's also the world's largest market. Any nation with a huge surplus with us, or serious about competing, has to continue to do business in the USA. It's too juicy a market to abandon.

    Therefore, if you are negotiating on behalf of the USA, you are sitting on a winning hand. Trump realizes this and will milk it for all it's worth. Romney and the free traders seem to act like they are representing some pipsqueak like Netherlands who are just grateful people are willing to sell stuff in their country. No wonder we've been getting the short end of the stick for so long.
    , @CJ
    Interesting article. Notable point is that the Richmans call out Romney's tough talk about trade with China as bogus, something he wouldn't have followed through as President. Just like his positioning on immigration IMO, and another reason blue-collar people who didn't like Romney were correct.
    , @Dave Pinsen
    Related: Trump threatens to make Apple manufacture more here: http://seekingalpha.com/article/3956903-apple-hedging-donald-trumps-threat
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  50. @Lot

    Trump is an example of a gentile who assimilated to NY Jewish culture. Maybe that’s what the US needs, maybe not. But one thing I detect about the anti-Trump hatred is some of the “it’s all behind me” snobbishness of deracinated Jews who assimilated to some fictitious WASP ideal.
     
    That's pretty perceptive. I'd guess in his day to day life going back decades a good quarter of the people Trump interacts with in business are Jewish, as well as many people he grew up with. In that sense he's more culturally Jewish than I am, having grown up in the midwest and south in towns that were less than 1% Jewish. "Schlonged" is not a word I'd ever use, and to the extent I know any yiddish slang like this I got it from TV.

    It may also be way Trump is so blase about offending the hypersensitive neocon Jews, who are very little like the Jews he interacts with.

    As far as accents, secular Jews my age who grew up in Manhattan speak normal General American English, but Long Islanders and NJ natives still have the "cauwfee" accent.

    As far as accents, secular Jews my age who grew up in Manhattan speak normal General American English, but Long Islanders and NJ natives still have the “cauwfee” accent

    John Sebastian and Arlo Guthrie grew up in Greenwich Village, but I don’t hear a trace of the city in their speech.

    Nor with Anderson Cooper, though he was a class or two above them. At first I saw something vaguely Southern in Cooper, and turned out to be right. He was the littler kid in Wyatt Cooper’s Families, which I read back in the ’70s.

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    I believe Anderson was happy to see that he can continue to thrive as a reporter (with a famous mother and iconic surname and all) without having to adhere to hetero expectations. I like him. He never makes me want to throw something at my very expensive TV even when I disagree with him.
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  51. iSteveFan says:
    @Dave Pinsen
    This might end up being big news for Trump. Regular readers here may remember I've mentioned the Richman family of economists before, and their work on balanced trade. Ann Coulter just tweeted one of their essays in which they argue in favor of Trump's tariff idea and against Mitt Romney's criticism of it.

    Trump's got the right instincts on trade, but the Richmans can give him an intellectual framework for it, like Sessions did on immigration. And we know Trump listens to Ann Coulter, so this could be good.
    https://twitter.com/AnnCoulter/status/707457589030821888

    Trade-surplus countries have a lot more to lose from a trade war, so Trump’s negotiations would likely succeed.

    Romney and the other free traders never seem to grasp this concept. Not only is America a trade-deficit nation, it’s also the world’s largest market. Any nation with a huge surplus with us, or serious about competing, has to continue to do business in the USA. It’s too juicy a market to abandon.

    Therefore, if you are negotiating on behalf of the USA, you are sitting on a winning hand. Trump realizes this and will milk it for all it’s worth. Romney and the free traders seem to act like they are representing some pipsqueak like Netherlands who are just grateful people are willing to sell stuff in their country. No wonder we’ve been getting the short end of the stick for so long.

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    Right. And the "scaled tariff" the Richmans advocate further reduces the chance of retaliatory tariffs because it automatically declines as the trade deficit with each country declines.
    , @SFG
    Reagan more or less did this with the cars, as I recall.
    , @Anonymous
    What's galling is the behind-the-scenes bitching and threats about Trump by diplomats and foreign ministers from countries like South Korea. Trump really needs to make Dennis Rodman ambassador to South Korea.
    , @Clyde
    Romney and the free traders know exactly what is going. Certain US sectors and multi-nationals make out like bandits and make payoffs (bribes) to dialed in Washingtoon DC hacks while the USA (last thing on their mind) suffers as a whole

    And it's shit end of the stick, not short end of the stick
    , @MarkinLA
    From the foreign countries perspective they really don't care about surpluses and deficits at the national level, they just want the jobs anyway they can get them. These agreements are all about cheap labor for multinational corporations and protection of their property. It is about making sure that if an American corporation puts a factory in some third world country that a change in government won't cause a change in ownership of that plant.

    This used to be done with an army in the old gunboat diplomacy days and now we have these crappy trade deals.
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  52. Anon says: • Disclaimer

    The Ted Cruz story.

    What the hell happened to this guy? What a sad decline.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Randy_Quaid#Legal_issues

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  53. @wonderbread
    Trump doesn't have any set policies whatsoever. Like his alleged fortune--whose records he refuses to make public--his policies fluctuate daily "with attitudes and with feelings, even my own feelings." He's a masterly bullshitter.

    His personality is nothing like Hitler or Bibi. At best, you're getting Lyndon Johnson; at worst, you're getting Stalin. You're taking your chances, to put it mildly.

    His personality is nothing like Hitler or Bibi. At best, you’re getting Lyndon Johnson; at worst, you’re getting Stalin. You’re taking your chances, to put it mildly.

    Why are people like you who make comparisons such as these not more embarrassed?

    They are patently ridiculous comparisons which belie the speaker’s total ignorance of the history of the 20th century, their imability to reason without splitting and their generally unhinged mind. I do not believe that anyone half intelligent can believe this nonsense.

    Therefore my only conclusion can be that you have such low self-esteem that you make up for it by holding everyone else in such low esteem that you truly believe that this type of absurd and facile argument can work.

    Louis CK is equally guilty. As is Jon Oliver and all the others.

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  54. @Mr. Anon
    "At best, you’re getting Lyndon Johnson; at worst, you’re getting Stalin."

    Stalin? Really?

    At best, you're hysterical; at worst, you're just full of s**t.

    “At best, you’re hysterical; at worst, you’re just full of s**t.”

    Have you not noticed the rash of hysterical ninnies concern trolling us since the Trump campaign got rolling?

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  55. Wilkey says:
    @Harry Baldwin
    It's like that fan theory that "James Bond" is a code name assigned to successive agents. It all makes sense now! Similarly, Hitler is a code name that is assigned to whomever the Powers that Be need to have universally hated at any given time.

    LOL. That’s actually pretty funny.

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  56. Danindc says:

    Interesting article Steve but the ending was too abrupt. Rewrite it and have it on my desk by noon.

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  57. Dave Pinsen says: • Website
    @Lot
    I agree, much more Berlesconi.

    I don't see Trump doing this:

    On 8 May 1972 a Boeing 707 passenger aircraft operating that service, captained by British pilot Reginald Levy, DFC, was hijacked by four members of a Palestinian terrorist the Black September Organization, a Palestinian terrorist group. Following their instructions, Captain Levy landed the plane at Lod Airport (later Ben Gurion International Airport).[1]

    The attack, planned by Ali Hassan Salameh, was carried out by a group of two men and two women who pretended to be two couples: the group’s leader Ali Taha Abu Snina, plus Abed al-Aziz Atrash, Rima Tannous and Halsa. They were armed with two handguns, two hand grenades and two belts of explosives. Twenty minutes out of Vienna, the hijackers entered the cockpit. "As you can see," Captain Levy told the 90 passengers, "we have friends aboard." He concealed from the hijackers that his wife was a passenger on the plane.

    Soon after taking command, the hijackers separated the Jewish hostages from the others and sent them to the back of the aircraft. When the plane had landed, the hijackers demanded the release of 315 convicted Palestinian terrorists imprisoned in Israel, and threatened to blow up the airplane with its passengers.
    ...
    On 9 May 1972 at 4:00 p.m. the rescue operation began: a team of 16 Sayeret Matkal commandos, led by Ehud Barak and including Benjamin Netanyahu, both future Israeli Prime Ministers, approached the aircraft [7] disguised as aircraft technicians in white coveralls. Having immobilized it during the preceding night, they convinced the hijackers that its hydraulic system needed repair. They then stormed the aircraft, killing both male hijackers within two minutes. They also captured the two women hijackers and rescued all 90 remaining passengers.
     

    I don’t think Benjamin Netanyahu was part of the raid on Entebbe. I think he was in school in the US at the time (though he had served as a commando previously).

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    It was his brother Yoni who led the Entebbe raid, and was killed at the moment of triumph.

    OT but not OT

    http://www.cityunslicker.co.uk/2016/03/us-politics-betting-post.html

    "I have been lucky the last few days to meet some very senior and influential Republican party types on their various visits to the UK. So lucky that I have been promised a dinner with Mr Trump on my next visit to the USA! (I reminded myself there are 2 kinds of luck).

    On the other hand, much of what they say is known in the media more widely, but there was one interesting titbit which I have acted on. Apparently, as well as wishing Trump to succeed over Cruz who the party bosses think is even more dangerous, they also are quietly confident that a brokered convention will be the outcome of the Primary votes.

    This means that no candidate has the backing necessary to gain the Republican nomination. In this case, the plan is to scrap all the current candidates, on the basis that none has passed muster and to appoint instead a new candidate who is more centrist and likely to beat HRC in the General Election in November.


    This candidate has already been chosen and his name is Paul Ryan. "
     
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  58. Dave Pinsen says: • Website
    @IHTG
    Netanyahu isn't very Trump-like, at least not anymore. Over two decades of politics have filed away his rough edges, making him cautious and conservative. He is a managerialist who is sane on demographics.

    “Cautious and conservative” makes more sense in Israel than here. Israel already has an immigration policy in its self-interest; it already has a strong economy; and its current status quo WRT the Palestinians is likely better than any resulting from one of the recent peace plans.

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  59. Off topic but ‘Wachowski brothers are now the Wachowski sisters.’

    !!!

    http://mini.iol.co.za/tonight/news/international/wachowski-brothers-now-sisters-1995231

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    The West has become a modern Sodom and Gomorrah.
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  60. Dave Pinsen says: • Website
    @iSteveFan

    Trade-surplus countries have a lot more to lose from a trade war, so Trump's negotiations would likely succeed.
     
    Romney and the other free traders never seem to grasp this concept. Not only is America a trade-deficit nation, it's also the world's largest market. Any nation with a huge surplus with us, or serious about competing, has to continue to do business in the USA. It's too juicy a market to abandon.

    Therefore, if you are negotiating on behalf of the USA, you are sitting on a winning hand. Trump realizes this and will milk it for all it's worth. Romney and the free traders seem to act like they are representing some pipsqueak like Netherlands who are just grateful people are willing to sell stuff in their country. No wonder we've been getting the short end of the stick for so long.

    Right. And the “scaled tariff” the Richmans advocate further reduces the chance of retaliatory tariffs because it automatically declines as the trade deficit with each country declines.

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  62. Maj. Kong says:
    @5371
    The current presidential candidate Netanyahu resembles is Cruz. Congenital oily liar.

    Bibi is most like Jean-Marie Le Pen, as I’ve said before. Difference is that he won.

    Considering his military experience, the American pol he’s most like McCain, having become more hawkish overtime as well as being privately reprobate.

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  63. Trump can’t be Hitler because Pat Buchanan is:
    Pat Buchanan: Hitler Resurrected?

    In addition, Vladimir Putin is also Hitler:
    Is Vladimir Putin Another Adolf Hitler?

    Reagan was also Hitler:
    Berkeley study links Reagan, Hitler

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    • Replies: @FLgeezer
    I remember an ancient TV show named "I Led Three Lives". It must have been about Hitler, but then aren't most things? 8-)
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  64. JackOH says:

    Trump seems to me pretty identifiable as following the populist route of George Wallace, Perot, Pat Buchanan, maverick Congressman James Traficant, maybe a few others. I like Trump. I like him shaking things up. But, I’m having a really hard time seeing him gaining the nomination and the White House. Self-funded, Trump is a real threat to America’s oligarchs and global money men who’re used to buying access to both ends of the Republican-Democrat duopoly. In a nutshell, I suspect Trump’s security people have their hands full identifying assassination threats.

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  65. SFG says:
    @Reg Cæsar

    Tuesday’s Michigan primary should be a good test of whether Trump’s extreme East Coast style works for voters in the old industrial heartland.

     

    Michigan's a little more pugnacious than Minnesota or Iowa, thanks to Detroit, and the influx of Scots-Irish and other hillbillies during the "arsenal of democracy" days. Same with northern Ohio and western New York.

    It's like there's a demeanor rainbow leading from NYC and post-Yankee New England, where they're pretty hard-bitten, softening through the Great Lakes, "peak nice" in Iowa, Minnesota, and the Dakotas, hardening again through the Rockies, reaching longshoreman toughness on the Ecotopian coast again.

    I think it was Hackett Fisher, among others, who pointed out that the West Coast was settled by East Coasters. But I could be mixing him up with someone else.

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  66. SFG says:
    @Intelligent Dasein
    Trump is the American Res Publica's Julius Caesar; and for anyone who has not read the Aeneid, Dante's Divine Comedy, or Shakespeare's Julius Caesar, that's a GOOD thing.

    So you want to turn the republic into an empire? Apparently everyone was happy with the results for the first 100 years or so.

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    The problem with that is that Octavians are a lot rarer than Calligulas.
    , @Anon
    The current Republican establishment is far more likely than Trump to turn us into an empire with a tiny amount of rich people ruling over poverty-stricken serfs. The GOP establishment is pro-free trade and open borders, and they're driving down wages and destroying America's middle-class and making them lower-class. More and more college graduates from middle-class families have trouble finding jobs, buying houses, and buying cars, and GOP policies are aggravating these problems.

    I see Trump's and his supporters' ascendancy as "The old-fashioned Democrats (back when they were actually FOR the American worker and protecting American industry) take over the Republican Party." And this is why the current GOP leaders are screaming like pigs headed for slaughter. With their economic current policies, GOP guys like Romney and Paul Ryan agree more with Obama Democrats than anyone else.

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  67. Cape Breton’s Campaign: If Trump Wins…

    The headline for a new local tourism campaign out of Nova Scotia reads:

    “Donald Trump may become the President of your country! If that happens, and you decide to get the hell out of there, might I suggest moving to Cape Breton Island!”

    It started out as a “tongue-in-cheek way of saying [to Americans] to put your money where your mouth is,” says creator Rob Calabrese of Cape Breton’s radio station The Giant.

    “Just hop on a bus to start your new life in Cape Breton, where women are legally able to choose an abortion, Muslim people can roam freely …”

    Tijuana if Trump wins website getting much fewer hits.

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    “Donald Trump may become the President of your country! If that happens, and you decide to get the hell out of there, might I suggest moving to Cape Breton Island!”
     
    Cape Breton is Canada's West-Virginia-by-the-Sea.
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  68. SFG says:
    @Bill P
    Trump is an example of a gentile who assimilated to NY Jewish culture. Maybe that's what the US needs, maybe not. But one thing I detect about the anti-Trump hatred is some of the "it's all behind me" snobbishness of deracinated Jews who assimilated to some fictitious WASP ideal.

    Wouldn't surprise me at all if unapologetic ethnic Jews had an affinity for Trump. Who knows whether they'll vote for him, but that isn't really the question given the size and non-Jewishness of the general US electorate.

    My mom likes him. (It doesn’t matter, she lives in NY.)

    The NYC thing isn’t purely Jewish, honestly. There’s Southern Italian and Irish Catholic in there too. (The joke was that the mayor had to visit the three ‘I’s: Israel, Italy, and Ireland.) Now, of course, it’s random immigrants from all over the place, but you’ll hear the classic accent in the outskirts, like Long Island and New Jersey. Chris Christie is actually much more ‘New York’ in the popular sense than most people actually from New York nowadays.

    I’m actually convinced part of the reason Trump’s lack of traditional ‘Hitlerish’ signaling is part of the reason the media let him get this far. I also kind of wonder if some of them secretly like him–they’ve done his campaign for him, basically, denouncing him all the time.

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    There used to be German Lutherans in NYC. But the 1904 PS General Slocum fire in which over 1000 German Lutheran children died destroyed their community (ethnic cleansing of Lower Manhattan). Many of their churches were converted into synagogues.
    , @Jefferson
    "The NYC thing isn’t purely Jewish, honestly. There’s Southern Italian and Irish Catholic in there too. (The joke was that the mayor had to visit the three ‘I’s: Israel, Italy, and Ireland."

    A New Yorker of either full English ancestry or mostly English ancestry is a rare breed. The closest thing New York City has to WASPs are Germans.

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  69. SFG says:
    @Lot

    Trump is an example of a gentile who assimilated to NY Jewish culture. Maybe that’s what the US needs, maybe not. But one thing I detect about the anti-Trump hatred is some of the “it’s all behind me” snobbishness of deracinated Jews who assimilated to some fictitious WASP ideal.
     
    That's pretty perceptive. I'd guess in his day to day life going back decades a good quarter of the people Trump interacts with in business are Jewish, as well as many people he grew up with. In that sense he's more culturally Jewish than I am, having grown up in the midwest and south in towns that were less than 1% Jewish. "Schlonged" is not a word I'd ever use, and to the extent I know any yiddish slang like this I got it from TV.

    It may also be way Trump is so blase about offending the hypersensitive neocon Jews, who are very little like the Jews he interacts with.

    As far as accents, secular Jews my age who grew up in Manhattan speak normal General American English, but Long Islanders and NJ natives still have the "cauwfee" accent.

    The stereotypical Linda Richman/Woody Allen NYC accent no longer exists in the city itself. You can hear it in Long Island and New Jersey.

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    Now you tell us! Discuss!
    , @Glossy
    It exists in the city, but is very rare in it.

    I probably interact with 200 to 300 people at my job in lower Manhattan. Let's say that half of them grew up on the NY metro area. How many of those speak with the NY accent? Two. One is a moderately religious Jewish guy in his 60s who lives in Brooklyn, the other is a White Puerto Rican woman in her mid 50s who grew up in Brooklyn and now commutes from PA.

    I sometimes hear the accent in public transport, but it's rare. I'm trying to think of any instances when I heard it from a young person and none come to mind. Is it really dying? Has anyone here heard it from a young person recently?

    In the Sopranos Tony and Carmela had a very strong accent, but Meadow, their daughter, had none at all.

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  70. @Anon
    He's the new Steve Dahl.

    DC Sucks!! DC Sucks!!

    DC-Demolition.

    Good analogy!!!

    I remember being told by the media that Rock n’ Roll was over and that Disco was going to rule forever. As Disco became an increasingly Gay and elitist genre (remember the “Velvet Ropes”, door bouncers, guest lists) working class and young people looking for a cheap night out rebelled against it.

    For the youngsters who have no idea what we are talking about.

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

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    became an increasingly Gay and elitist genre
     
    Sounds like the same pattern is being repeated in current politics...
    , @Reg Cæsar
    Mike Veeck was blacklisted from baseball for a long time for that stunt, fun as it was. The site is now a parking lot.

    Interesting fact about Veeck the younger: he's an ex-alcoholic who takes an occasional drink because he doesn't like the usual absolutism about the subject.
    , @Father O'Hara
    I remember watching this on TV,with Harry Caray and Jimmy (Running Backwards) Piersall announcing. Steve,a chubby rather plain young man whose first wife,a mexican,cheated on him,and who was now married to the first woman who'd have him, "drove a tank and wore a generals rank." He looked quite dashing.The coolest part was when the kids just started coming over the wall. They wouldn't stop. They just kept coming. Wish I'd a been there...my wild Celt side would've been in full,er,something or other..
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  71. Hollywood will be realocated to Antananarivo**

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  72. SFG says:
    @iSteveFan

    Trade-surplus countries have a lot more to lose from a trade war, so Trump's negotiations would likely succeed.
     
    Romney and the other free traders never seem to grasp this concept. Not only is America a trade-deficit nation, it's also the world's largest market. Any nation with a huge surplus with us, or serious about competing, has to continue to do business in the USA. It's too juicy a market to abandon.

    Therefore, if you are negotiating on behalf of the USA, you are sitting on a winning hand. Trump realizes this and will milk it for all it's worth. Romney and the free traders seem to act like they are representing some pipsqueak like Netherlands who are just grateful people are willing to sell stuff in their country. No wonder we've been getting the short end of the stick for so long.

    Reagan more or less did this with the cars, as I recall.

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    The Richmans mention that example in their post.
    , @MarkinLA
    When Reagan got in the US auto, motorcycle, and semiconductor industries were on the verge of collapse - due to the combined incompetence of US business leaders, Japan's MITI backstopping their efforts to muscle in, Japanese product superiority, and some bad timing.

    Reagan got them to agree to voluntary restraints. I don't recall that there was any real legislation forcing them to holding back. There was a time that you could buy two year old Japanese motorcycles new in the crate because warehouses were full of them before the halt came. Japan was the world leader in memory chips and the microprocessor was not the big money maker then. There might have been some legislation was in making bikes over 700 CCs "big" to help Harley. That was why you saw all those 700 CC bikes instead of the standard 750 CC.

    If you remember that was when the "Honda drop" was started where they drop Hondas from a crane. A few Asians were attacked randomly. Japan was aware of the growing anger of American losing their jobs and decided to head it off.
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  73. 22pp22 says:

    I enjoyed reading this about Rubio’s candidacy written late last year.

    http://www.zergnet.com/news/701287/10-reasons-marco-rubio-will-win-the-gop-nomination

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  74. @Dave Pinsen
    I don't think Benjamin Netanyahu was part of the raid on Entebbe. I think he was in school in the US at the time (though he had served as a commando previously).

    It was his brother Yoni who led the Entebbe raid, and was killed at the moment of triumph.

    OT but not OT

    http://www.cityunslicker.co.uk/2016/03/us-politics-betting-post.html

    “I have been lucky the last few days to meet some very senior and influential Republican party types on their various visits to the UK. So lucky that I have been promised a dinner with Mr Trump on my next visit to the USA! (I reminded myself there are 2 kinds of luck).

    On the other hand, much of what they say is known in the media more widely, but there was one interesting titbit which I have acted on. Apparently, as well as wishing Trump to succeed over Cruz who the party bosses think is even more dangerous, they also are quietly confident that a brokered convention will be the outcome of the Primary votes.

    This means that no candidate has the backing necessary to gain the Republican nomination. In this case, the plan is to scrap all the current candidates, on the basis that none has passed muster and to appoint instead a new candidate who is more centrist and likely to beat HRC in the General Election in November.

    This candidate has already been chosen and his name is Paul Ryan. “

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    This candidate has already been chosen and his name is Paul Ryan.
     
    So their plan is basically just to throw the election to the Democrats, eh?
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  75. Dave Pinsen says: • Website
    @SFG
    Reagan more or less did this with the cars, as I recall.

    The Richmans mention that example in their post.

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  76. tbraton says:
    @Harry Baldwin
    According to a Jewish friend who keeps a close eye on Israel, Trump is favored by 61 percent of the population there.

    On NPR's "On the Media," Nate Silver, who has contributed to that program since this primary season began, was asked why he got Trump so wrong. His excuse: there is a major political realignment going on. If Trump makes it to the general, he could turn blue states red. Therefore, Silver's standard way of analyzing races is no longer relevant. As he observed, on a checklist of "what would make a candidate unelectable," Trump checks most of the boxes yet triumphs nonetheless.

    http://www.onthemedia.org/story/nate-silver-2016-sky-orange/?utm_source=/story/psychology-predictions/&utm_medium=treatment&utm_campaign=morelikethis

    ” Therefore, Silver’s standard way of analyzing races is no longer relevant.”

    Well, Nate Silver made his reputation by studying and analyzing various polls back in 2012. He abandoned that method this cycle. Had he been paying attention and using his old method, he surely would have noticed that the polls strongly and consistently favored Trump since last summer when the Republican debates started and Trump started hitting on some popular themes. (He also showed clearly that he lacks the judgment to be a good theater critic. I don’t know how anybody could watch those debates from the beginning and not recognize that Trump stood head and shoulders above his competitors and made them all look small and insignificant by comparison, regardless of what you thought of his political positions. That’s called stage presence.) I think it was Nate Silver’s refusal to believe the polls (which is pretty funny considering his reputation was built on his successful reading of the polls when they favored Obama) and his distaste for Trump’s positions that have reduced Silver to a relatively meaningless figure on the political scene. Anybody who has been investing in the stock market for a number of years is familiar with the phenomenon, a guy who lucks out and makes a good call on the market or a stock and is immediately placed in the Pantheon alongside Warren Buffett. Joe Granville, anyone? The really good ones make good calls consistently over a long period of time, even if they make an occasional bum call along the way.

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    Nate Silver made his reputation trying to figure out fantasy baseball player values.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Baseball_Prospectus
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  77. Mark Caplan says: • Website

    Since the end of multiculturalism, historically speaking, is genocide, today’s new Hitlers are Hillary, Obama, Schumer, Rubio, and Angela Merkel.

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    Indeed! The American democrat party are fascists!
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  78. MEH 0910 says:

    Israel’s Donald Trump Cancels Meeting With President Obama
    —By Kevin Drum | Tue Mar. 8, 2016 10:54 AM EST

    Maybe we’ve had this wrong all the time. Donald Trump isn’t the American version of Silvio Berlusconi. He’s the American version of Bibi Netanyahu.

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  79. astorian says:

    I have absolutely no use for Donald Trump, but comparisons to Hitler are just silly.

    Trump is not so much a tyrant as a dilettante. He’s Mr. Toad from “Wind in the Willows.” He means everything he says while he says it, but says just the opposite moments later. He gets excited about a project for a few days or a few weeks, makes a hash of it, then forgets about it.

    If elected, he’s more likely to get bored with the job of President and resign than he is to do any of the things his rabid fans are hoping for.

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    Mr Toad? That fictional character was always one step away from losing the farm, held back by employee stalwarts.

    You've obviously never been in business because to be in business is to take educated risks and get it wrong occasionally. As a media hound with enemies, any failure of Trump's gets lots of publicity.
    , @Ozymandias
    "If elected, he’s more likely to get bored with the job of President and resign than he is to do any of the things his rabid fans are hoping for."

    To me, the most astonishing thing about Trump is his uncanny ability to make seemingly intelligent people start babbling idiotic nonsense like this.
    , @JSM
    He gets excited about a project for a few days or a few weeks, makes a hash of it, then forgets about it. Come again? Towers don't get built in "a few days or weeks" and Trump has *certainly* not made a hash of any of them.
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  80. NOTA says:
    @SFG
    So you want to turn the republic into an empire? Apparently everyone was happy with the results for the first 100 years or so.

    The problem with that is that Octavians are a lot rarer than Calligulas.

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    The problem with that is that Octavians are a lot rarer than Calligulas.
     
    Perhaps some future historian, writing about the American Republic, will refer to the first 44 as the era of the Good Presidents, perhaps highlighting one or two as standouts like Washington (Cincinattus) or Lincoln/FDR when the Republic was young. Then it spiralled into autocracy and we got a series of mediocre sometimes brutal Dwayne Elizondo Mountain Dew Herbert Camachos (Tiberius?) who "elected" themselves for life. Caligula and Marcus Aurelius are outliers at either end.
    , @SFG
    I actually agree and was trying to imply we'd gain a little peace and lost the republic we founded this country for...but that sarcasm thing doesn't work too well over the Internet.

    That said I doubt Trump would have the mandate to really be a dictator. He'd probably do a few high-profile immigration things to recover credibility and spend the rest of the time trying to nail hot women around the world. I could see him trying to do one of each nationality or something.

    , @Reg Cæsar

    The problem with that is that Octavians are a lot rarer than Caligulas.
     
    And Cincinnatī are even rarer.
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  81. Anonymous says: • Disclaimer
    @iSteveFan

    Trade-surplus countries have a lot more to lose from a trade war, so Trump's negotiations would likely succeed.
     
    Romney and the other free traders never seem to grasp this concept. Not only is America a trade-deficit nation, it's also the world's largest market. Any nation with a huge surplus with us, or serious about competing, has to continue to do business in the USA. It's too juicy a market to abandon.

    Therefore, if you are negotiating on behalf of the USA, you are sitting on a winning hand. Trump realizes this and will milk it for all it's worth. Romney and the free traders seem to act like they are representing some pipsqueak like Netherlands who are just grateful people are willing to sell stuff in their country. No wonder we've been getting the short end of the stick for so long.

    What’s galling is the behind-the-scenes bitching and threats about Trump by diplomats and foreign ministers from countries like South Korea. Trump really needs to make Dennis Rodman ambassador to South Korea.

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  82. Anonym says:
    @anonymous
    No, Trump is definitely not the American Hitler.

    He is, rather, the Gentile Bernie Madoff.

    Steve, the great noticer, does not notice that Trump whole immigration pitch is an obvious fraud.

    If it’s such a fraud the establishment have not gotten the memo.

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    The Republican establishment never gets the memo.
    , @guest
    It doesn't really matter to the establishment whether it's a fraud. Even were Trump a true believer it's unlikely he could get anything done on his own. What matters is Trump isn't one of them and could cost them their jobs.
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  83. tris says:

    I’m a foreigner, watching from afar. I gotta say I really enjoy Trump. So refreshing compared to the establishment pols. I think he’s actually quite smart, just couldn’t be bothered to worry about the details. Apparently he has pretty and well educated ladies taking care of that in his company. Hopefully he can continue with that personell template in the WH. Would make a refreshing change to the current occupiers.

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  84. Anonym says:

    This is a good essay but it calls to mind the typical Saileristic habit of ending abruptly that others have noted. I was looking for the part 2 where you might go into compare and contrast of Bibi and Trump. Alas, maybe we will read this next week, otherwise we will read it debated in the comments section. Maybe this was part of the plan. It is admittedly less clickbaitish than writing an obviously incorrect screed people feel compelled to correct, JC Dvorak style.

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  85. Hubbub says:

    We would be prudent to keep in mind that Trump is not Stalin or Hitler or Netanyahu or any of a slew of historical characters, not to mention Ronald Reagan. These guys are or were unique; they were who they were. And with the exception of Bibi, they are all dead, buried and iconized. Trump is Trump; he is what we see and he will be what we get. We shouldn’t forget that.

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  86. Clyde says:
    @SFG
    The stereotypical Linda Richman/Woody Allen NYC accent no longer exists in the city itself. You can hear it in Long Island and New Jersey.

    Now you tell us! Discuss!

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  87. Anon says: • Disclaimer

    “a more plausible analogy is that the wily entrepreneur has sniffed out an untapped niche in the market for an American Netanyahu.”

    Of course. And why does nobody ever mention Dave Brat’s win over Eric Cantor in 2014? Ten to one that’s what gave Trump the idea. Not a single analysis of the Donald that I’ve read has ever mentioned this.

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    In 2013, Trump tweeted in response to RNC's plan to appeal to Hispanics, "Does RNC have a death wish?" So, Trump is playing out something that has been on his mind since 2013, so David Brat in 2014 is not so significant...
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  88. utu says:
    @SFG
    My mom likes him. (It doesn't matter, she lives in NY.)

    The NYC thing isn't purely Jewish, honestly. There's Southern Italian and Irish Catholic in there too. (The joke was that the mayor had to visit the three 'I's: Israel, Italy, and Ireland.) Now, of course, it's random immigrants from all over the place, but you'll hear the classic accent in the outskirts, like Long Island and New Jersey. Chris Christie is actually much more 'New York' in the popular sense than most people actually from New York nowadays.

    I'm actually convinced part of the reason Trump's lack of traditional 'Hitlerish' signaling is part of the reason the media let him get this far. I also kind of wonder if some of them secretly like him--they've done his campaign for him, basically, denouncing him all the time.

    There used to be German Lutherans in NYC. But the 1904 PS General Slocum fire in which over 1000 German Lutheran children died destroyed their community (ethnic cleansing of Lower Manhattan). Many of their churches were converted into synagogues.

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  89. Clyde says:
    @iSteveFan

    Trade-surplus countries have a lot more to lose from a trade war, so Trump's negotiations would likely succeed.
     
    Romney and the other free traders never seem to grasp this concept. Not only is America a trade-deficit nation, it's also the world's largest market. Any nation with a huge surplus with us, or serious about competing, has to continue to do business in the USA. It's too juicy a market to abandon.

    Therefore, if you are negotiating on behalf of the USA, you are sitting on a winning hand. Trump realizes this and will milk it for all it's worth. Romney and the free traders seem to act like they are representing some pipsqueak like Netherlands who are just grateful people are willing to sell stuff in their country. No wonder we've been getting the short end of the stick for so long.

    Romney and the free traders know exactly what is going. Certain US sectors and multi-nationals make out like bandits and make payoffs (bribes) to dialed in Washingtoon DC hacks while the USA (last thing on their mind) suffers as a whole

    And it’s shit end of the stick, not short end of the stick

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  90. Thomas says:

    One thing that should be noted about the ongoing Rubio flameout is that he’s at least the third Republican politician born after 1960 who has been picked and promoted, in a sense, by the establishment only to go down in flames and likely see any opportunity for national office disappear for good (the other two are Sarah Palin and Paul Ryan). If he loses Florida in a week, his career beyond that state is probably finished. Whatever ultimately happens to the Republican Party after this election, young, entrepreneurial Republican politicians might start noticing how much the establishment eats its young.

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    If Rubio was eligible
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  91. anonymous says: • Disclaimer
    @Anonym
    If it's such a fraud the establishment have not gotten the memo.

    The Republican establishment never gets the memo.

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  92. ic1000 says:
    @Mr. Anon
    The first law of politics could well be the Conservation of Hitler. So Trump is now Hitler. Hafez al Assad used to be Hitler. Before him it was Khaddafi, I think. Or maybe he was only Mussolini. However I'm pretty certain that Saddam Hussein was once Hitler. Of course, once Hitler was Hitler, but he wasn't very good at it, so they had to find another one.

    Tag! You're Hitler!

    If we must compare U.S. politicians of today to those of 1930s Europe, how about moving past Godwin to stretch our brains a bit.

    For instance, patriotic Austrians of the time were worried about fundamental changes to their polity — not due to immigration, but to the actions of their aggressive neighbor.

    In that regard, Trump may resemble Kurt Schuschnigg or his predecessor, Engelbert Dolfuss. Neither were good choices; both were better than the alternatives on offer.

    Though neither analogy is particularly inspiring, vis a vis that nation’s fate.

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    Wow. ic1000, you just stepped up the discussion. I am innumerate, so I am used to being left behind in following economic and statistical discussions, but I have never even heard of Schuschnigg or Dolfuss. I hope you are an academic. Otherwise, I am totally shamed....
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  93. @Anonymous Nephew
    It was his brother Yoni who led the Entebbe raid, and was killed at the moment of triumph.

    OT but not OT

    http://www.cityunslicker.co.uk/2016/03/us-politics-betting-post.html

    "I have been lucky the last few days to meet some very senior and influential Republican party types on their various visits to the UK. So lucky that I have been promised a dinner with Mr Trump on my next visit to the USA! (I reminded myself there are 2 kinds of luck).

    On the other hand, much of what they say is known in the media more widely, but there was one interesting titbit which I have acted on. Apparently, as well as wishing Trump to succeed over Cruz who the party bosses think is even more dangerous, they also are quietly confident that a brokered convention will be the outcome of the Primary votes.

    This means that no candidate has the backing necessary to gain the Republican nomination. In this case, the plan is to scrap all the current candidates, on the basis that none has passed muster and to appoint instead a new candidate who is more centrist and likely to beat HRC in the General Election in November.


    This candidate has already been chosen and his name is Paul Ryan. "
     

    This candidate has already been chosen and his name is Paul Ryan.

    So their plan is basically just to throw the election to the Democrats, eh?

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  94. Ed says:

    Trump is the next Alexander Lukashenko:

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

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  95. @Anon
    "a more plausible analogy is that the wily entrepreneur has sniffed out an untapped niche in the market for an American Netanyahu."

    Of course. And why does nobody ever mention Dave Brat's win over Eric Cantor in 2014? Ten to one that's what gave Trump the idea. Not a single analysis of the Donald that I've read has ever mentioned this.

    In 2013, Trump tweeted in response to RNC’s plan to appeal to Hispanics, “Does RNC have a death wish?” So, Trump is playing out something that has been on his mind since 2013, so David Brat in 2014 is not so significant…

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    Anon might have a point. I just googled "Does the RNC have a death wish?", and found nothing. Do you have a source?
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  96. @Harry Baldwin
    It's like that fan theory that "James Bond" is a code name assigned to successive agents. It all makes sense now! Similarly, Hitler is a code name that is assigned to whomever the Powers that Be need to have universally hated at any given time.

    There’s probably a 50/50 chance of that actually coming to pass. If things continue the way they have I could imagine people a century from now being only vaguely aware there was a first Hitler born in Europe somewhere.

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  97. @Hippopotamusdrome


    Cape Breton's Campaign: If Trump Wins...
    ...
    The headline for a new local tourism campaign out of Nova Scotia reads:

    "Donald Trump may become the President of your country! If that happens, and you decide to get the hell out of there, might I suggest moving to Cape Breton Island!"

    It started out as a "tongue-in-cheek way of saying [to Americans] to put your money where your mouth is," says creator Rob Calabrese of Cape Breton's radio station The Giant.
    ...
    "Just hop on a bus to start your new life in Cape Breton, where women are legally able to choose an abortion, Muslim people can roam freely ..."

     

    Tijuana if Trump wins website getting much fewer hits.

    “Donald Trump may become the President of your country! If that happens, and you decide to get the hell out of there, might I suggest moving to Cape Breton Island!”

    Cape Breton is Canada’s West-Virginia-by-the-Sea.

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    I was under the impression that Cape Breton was pretty conservative and religious - albeit, my only experience with CB is a drive through the area when staying in Nova Scotia. This ad campaign sounds like "anything for a buck." Have things changed there that much in the last twenty years?
    , @TrumpMonster
    And yet is 1000 times more agreeable than Jane/Finch Toronto. Or any of the immigrant high rises north of downtown You should spend less time tearing down your co-ethnics. Canada/Trudeau blew it even more than the US.
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  98. Yak-15 says:

    Rewatching HBO’s Rome, it is incredibly clear that Trunp is a non-military version of that show’s construction of Julius Caesar. At one point in series, the young Augustus, criticizing the Catonian politics of the day remarks “the aristocrats own all the land, people beg and starve in the streets of Rome and the slaves have taken all the labor from ordinary Romans.” It’s a bit of stretch to compare it to today’s environment, but it sounds somewhat similar.

    It’s also interesting on the show how nearly the entire branch of Roman elites is against Caesar while the lower classes universally love him. In another scene, Cato declares that the Pompeian side has nearly all the men of substance in Rome as opposed to Caesar having the support of Plebs. As the show progresses, increasing numbers of elites kiss the ring of Caesar as they see his popularity is unstoppable.

    Clearly the show take a lot of liberties with the historical accounts we have of Caesar. However, most histories depict Caesar’s politics and standing in the Roman Republic as being similar. So, it would seem apt to compare Trump in many ways to Caesar.

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    History DOES repeat itself because men refuse to learn from it.
    , @anon
    Yes. History is repeating. Like Rome the American republic had been corrupted by a greedy and traitorous minority elite and the only possible peaceful way out is for one of the elite to break ranks.

    They'll fight tooth and nail to stop him even though their policies are wrecking not just the US but the global economy as well so I'd give him a c. 10% chance to fix it even if he makes it the WH.

    I'd give eventual assassination and gradual descent into civil war c. 70%.
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  99. iffen says:

    While many voters admired Romney for his nearly spotless private life, others no doubt found him too perfect.

    Some think of him as putrefying settling pond scum.

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  100. guest says:
    @Anonym
    If it's such a fraud the establishment have not gotten the memo.

    It doesn’t really matter to the establishment whether it’s a fraud. Even were Trump a true believer it’s unlikely he could get anything done on his own. What matters is Trump isn’t one of them and could cost them their jobs.

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    " Even were Trump a true believer it’s unlikely he could get anything done on his own. "

    Many of the laws necessary to "get anything done" are already on the books. He'd merely have to start enforcing them.

    Where there are not applicable laws, he could simply follow Obama's lead and start scratching out the Executive Orders. Two can play that game. Watching the left try to come up with convoluted explanations of why Obama ruling by fiat was good, but Trump is bad.
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  101. @anonymous-antimarxist
    Good analogy!!!

    I remember being told by the media that Rock n' Roll was over and that Disco was going to rule forever. As Disco became an increasingly Gay and elitist genre (remember the "Velvet Ropes", door bouncers, guest lists) working class and young people looking for a cheap night out rebelled against it.

    For the youngsters who have no idea what we are talking about.

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

    became an increasingly Gay and elitist genre

    Sounds like the same pattern is being repeated in current politics…

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  102. @ic1000
    If we must compare U.S. politicians of today to those of 1930s Europe, how about moving past Godwin to stretch our brains a bit.

    For instance, patriotic Austrians of the time were worried about fundamental changes to their polity -- not due to immigration, but to the actions of their aggressive neighbor.

    In that regard, Trump may resemble Kurt Schuschnigg or his predecessor, Engelbert Dolfuss. Neither were good choices; both were better than the alternatives on offer.

    Though neither analogy is particularly inspiring, vis a vis that nation's fate.

    Wow. ic1000, you just stepped up the discussion. I am innumerate, so I am used to being left behind in following economic and statistical discussions, but I have never even heard of Schuschnigg or Dolfuss. I hope you are an academic. Otherwise, I am totally shamed….

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    That's why the links are there..no need to play Know Nothing.
    , @ic1000
    > I hope you are an academic.

    Was a wannabe academician, but that didn't pan out -- probably for the best. Family from that part of the world explains my familiarity with those obscure politicians.

    The comparison came after reflecting on a recent comment by Harry Baldwin, worth repeating:


    ...Then there are people like myself who believe that we’re battling for our national survival on the edge of a precipice. We can’t afford to give ground. We can’t pretend if we lose this election, maybe the voters will see things our way next time... No more General McClellans, waiting for “ideal conditions” to take on the enemy. We need someone to attack, someone who has already burned his bridges behind him... We can’t afford to wait any longer for another courteous, well-informed, articulate candidate. We’ll settle for the brash, rude, egotistical vulgarian. He has shown he’s willing to fight and at this point that’s all that counts.
     
    Most of my friends, colleagues, and family, take their cues from Charlie Rose, Colbert, Bloomberg, Romney, and the like. Even though few of us will be insulated from the continuing ill effects of the elite Democratic/GOPe/MSM consensus. Virtue signalling gets in the way of independent thinking.
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  103. Thea says:
    @anonymous
    No, Trump is definitely not the American Hitler.

    He is, rather, the Gentile Bernie Madoff.

    Steve, the great noticer, does not notice that Trump whole immigration pitch is an obvious fraud.

    Getting rid of Jeb is worth it

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  104. midtown says:
    @Alec Leamas
    I think the first comment probably nailed it with Netanyahu but my call would be Berlusconi.

    Make Bunga Bunga Great Again!

    I agree; I have always thought that Trump will be similar to Berlusconi.

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  105. MarkinLA says:
    @iSteveFan

    Trade-surplus countries have a lot more to lose from a trade war, so Trump's negotiations would likely succeed.
     
    Romney and the other free traders never seem to grasp this concept. Not only is America a trade-deficit nation, it's also the world's largest market. Any nation with a huge surplus with us, or serious about competing, has to continue to do business in the USA. It's too juicy a market to abandon.

    Therefore, if you are negotiating on behalf of the USA, you are sitting on a winning hand. Trump realizes this and will milk it for all it's worth. Romney and the free traders seem to act like they are representing some pipsqueak like Netherlands who are just grateful people are willing to sell stuff in their country. No wonder we've been getting the short end of the stick for so long.

    From the foreign countries perspective they really don’t care about surpluses and deficits at the national level, they just want the jobs anyway they can get them. These agreements are all about cheap labor for multinational corporations and protection of their property. It is about making sure that if an American corporation puts a factory in some third world country that a change in government won’t cause a change in ownership of that plant.

    This used to be done with an army in the old gunboat diplomacy days and now we have these crappy trade deals.

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  106. @Lucaman1
    All the politicans with their hands stained green;
    Have the best policies money can buy;
    $670,000 for giving a speach;
    now there is a policy that makes my heart beat.
    A moron, a war monger, a Zionist and Spy;
    Those are the guys that I have on my side.

    Telling the truth is a dangerous thing,
    People might take notice and begin to think;
    Why all the wars while my paycheck shrinks;
    Why all the financial repression and policies that stink;

    Why, oh why such clap trap on this site?
    Because everyone wants to know what I think!

    Nice try, but unfortunately awful. A lack of skill is acceptable as long as it is accompanied by amusement, but you have displayed neither.

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  107. Manchelle says:

    Hitler was a left wing socialist who loved Muslims, abortion, euthanasia, and gun control, just like the American Democrat party.

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    Trying to become a writer for National Review or Glenn Beck?
    , @Reg Cæsar

    Hitler was a left wing socialist who loved Muslims, abortion, euthanasia, and gun control...
     
    …and healthy young soldiers in tight pants. Triumph of the Will was one giant foam party.
    , @Lurker
    Weak hasbara. You must know that, in reality, Nazi Germany relaxed gun control and strengthened penalties for abortion. And as for euthanasia - thats all bound up with the Hoax™, so what do we really know now?
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  108. Manchelle says:
    @Anon
    Jewish logic:

    'New Hitler': a gentile who acts like a Jew.

    "I don't want to be ruled by a gentile who thinks like I do."

    -------------

    Dictator logic:

    'Traitor': a common man who talks like the dictator.

    JINOs are the new Nazis

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  109. Manchelle says:
    @Yak-15
    Rewatching HBO's Rome, it is incredibly clear that Trunp is a non-military version of that show's construction of Julius Caesar. At one point in series, the young Augustus, criticizing the Catonian politics of the day remarks "the aristocrats own all the land, people beg and starve in the streets of Rome and the slaves have taken all the labor from ordinary Romans." It's a bit of stretch to compare it to today's environment, but it sounds somewhat similar.

    It's also interesting on the show how nearly the entire branch of Roman elites is against Caesar while the lower classes universally love him. In another scene, Cato declares that the Pompeian side has nearly all the men of substance in Rome as opposed to Caesar having the support of Plebs. As the show progresses, increasing numbers of elites kiss the ring of Caesar as they see his popularity is unstoppable.

    Clearly the show take a lot of liberties with the historical accounts we have of Caesar. However, most histories depict Caesar's politics and standing in the Roman Republic as being similar. So, it would seem apt to compare Trump in many ways to Caesar.

    History DOES repeat itself because men refuse to learn from it.

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    I don't believe it actually repeats. I believe is rhythms.
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  110. Manchelle says:
    @Thomas
    One thing that should be noted about the ongoing Rubio flameout is that he's at least the third Republican politician born after 1960 who has been picked and promoted, in a sense, by the establishment only to go down in flames and likely see any opportunity for national office disappear for good (the other two are Sarah Palin and Paul Ryan). If he loses Florida in a week, his career beyond that state is probably finished. Whatever ultimately happens to the Republican Party after this election, young, entrepreneurial Republican politicians might start noticing how much the establishment eats its young.

    If Rubio was eligible

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  111. MarkinLA says:
    @SFG
    Reagan more or less did this with the cars, as I recall.

    When Reagan got in the US auto, motorcycle, and semiconductor industries were on the verge of collapse – due to the combined incompetence of US business leaders, Japan’s MITI backstopping their efforts to muscle in, Japanese product superiority, and some bad timing.

    Reagan got them to agree to voluntary restraints. I don’t recall that there was any real legislation forcing them to holding back. There was a time that you could buy two year old Japanese motorcycles new in the crate because warehouses were full of them before the halt came. Japan was the world leader in memory chips and the microprocessor was not the big money maker then. There might have been some legislation was in making bikes over 700 CCs “big” to help Harley. That was why you saw all those 700 CC bikes instead of the standard 750 CC.

    If you remember that was when the “Honda drop” was started where they drop Hondas from a crane. A few Asians were attacked randomly. Japan was aware of the growing anger of American losing their jobs and decided to head it off.

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  112. Manchelle says:
    @This Is Our Home
    Off topic but 'Wachowski brothers are now the Wachowski sisters.'

    !!!

    http://mini.iol.co.za/tonight/news/international/wachowski-brothers-now-sisters-1995231

    The West has become a modern Sodom and Gomorrah.

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  113. Manchelle says:
    @Mark Caplan
    Since the end of multiculturalism, historically speaking, is genocide, today's new Hitlers are Hillary, Obama, Schumer, Rubio, and Angela Merkel.

    Indeed! The American democrat party are fascists!

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  114. @Mr. Anon
    The first law of politics could well be the Conservation of Hitler. So Trump is now Hitler. Hafez al Assad used to be Hitler. Before him it was Khaddafi, I think. Or maybe he was only Mussolini. However I'm pretty certain that Saddam Hussein was once Hitler. Of course, once Hitler was Hitler, but he wasn't very good at it, so they had to find another one.

    Tag! You're Hitler!

    Don’t forget that BUSH == HILTER was all the rage in much of the mid-2000′s

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    "Don’t forget that BUSH == HILTER was all the rage in much of the mid-2000′s"

    You're right. I left out a Hitler. I left out the main one too!
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  115. Luke Lea says: • Website

    Interesting perspective. Netanyahu gets most of his support from the poorer half of the Israeli population, the relatively low IQ Mizrahi of Middle Eastern origin, whom the European-Ashkenazi elites look down upon with a certain amount of disdain and distaste. So that part rings true.

    I’m waiting to see how many African- and Hispanic-American voters Trump will be able to attract to the Republican Party. Let Hillary play the race card. We may be seeing a fundamentals realignment of American politics based on class interest instead of ethnic identity. In which case the Democrats may find themselves in the political wilderness for a long, long time to come — sort of what happened to the Republicans after Roosevelt.

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    I’m waiting to see how many African- and Hispanic-American voters Trump will be able to attract to the Republican Party

    They won't and never will be Republicans. They will be Democrats hoping Trump does them some good. If Trump succeeds, the Democratic party may return to it's roots of supporting the working class.
    , @Mark Caplan
    " We may be seeing a fundamentals realignment of American politics based on class interest instead of ethnic identity. "

    That was the great hope and belief of the Communists leading into World War I. In the end, people fought for their nation and ethnic ties and not for their economic interests. English factory workers happily slaughtered German factory workers, and vice versa.
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  116. Steve, you mentioned Corey Booker the other day. Have you ever watched Street Fight? The parallels with Obama and Bobby Rush are amazing. I was rooting for Sharpe James by the end.

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  117. Leftist conservative [AKA "Trump Kills Last Mosquito, Places Tiny Make America Great Hat On ZikaHead Baby"] says: • Website

    our neo-hitler during an unguarded moment:

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  118. iSteveFan says:

    Admittedly I am biased because I am from the midwest and this is flooding our local news. But how is news of the illegal Mexican murdering 5 people across the KC metro playing out? I figured this would be Yuge for Donald Trump. It basically makes the case he has been making about broken borders. And it reinforces the signature issue that got him rolling last summer. Also Missouri is a winner-take-all state with its primary next Tuesday. So far I haven’t seen Trump or the Ann Coulter types run with this.

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    Is it being reported outside the immediate area - that's how the electronic gulag works - just don't report evidence that contradicts the narrative or at least don't report it nationally - that way ppl only see a local problem and not a national pattern.
    , @Travis
    no nee for Trump to bring up every instance of Mexicans killing Americans, the people effected realize that Trump is the only politician noticing these crimes....everyone knows Jeb sees acts of love when others see criminals running wild , selling drugs, raping and killing.
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  119. carol says:
    @Chrisnonymous
    Wow. ic1000, you just stepped up the discussion. I am innumerate, so I am used to being left behind in following economic and statistical discussions, but I have never even heard of Schuschnigg or Dolfuss. I hope you are an academic. Otherwise, I am totally shamed....

    That’s why the links are there..no need to play Know Nothing.

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  120. Gabriel M says:

    Bibi has worked tirelessly to purge the Israel Right of anyone who could be a threat to him. whilst executing acts of strategic genius like releasing thousands of Palestinian prisoners in order to free one soldier, or a pile of bones, or to tempt the Palestinians into another round of negotiations (which one would think superfluous since they are allegedly the ones who want a state and have nothing to offer for it in return).

    Then when elections comes around he scares everyone into thinking the Left are going to take over and give away Jerusalem (which they can’t because high time preference Palestinians can’t wait long enough to allow Israel to commit suicide without pulling out the suicide vests) and ….. 4 more years.

    So if that’s Trump, g’luck.

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  121. @Lot

    Trump is an example of a gentile who assimilated to NY Jewish culture. Maybe that’s what the US needs, maybe not. But one thing I detect about the anti-Trump hatred is some of the “it’s all behind me” snobbishness of deracinated Jews who assimilated to some fictitious WASP ideal.
     
    That's pretty perceptive. I'd guess in his day to day life going back decades a good quarter of the people Trump interacts with in business are Jewish, as well as many people he grew up with. In that sense he's more culturally Jewish than I am, having grown up in the midwest and south in towns that were less than 1% Jewish. "Schlonged" is not a word I'd ever use, and to the extent I know any yiddish slang like this I got it from TV.

    It may also be way Trump is so blase about offending the hypersensitive neocon Jews, who are very little like the Jews he interacts with.

    As far as accents, secular Jews my age who grew up in Manhattan speak normal General American English, but Long Islanders and NJ natives still have the "cauwfee" accent.

    I dated a Jersey Jewish girl who had a pretty strong accent, though it had softened a bit after over a decade of living elsewhere.

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  122. iSteveFan says:

    Here is an observation about the recent election activity from Saturday through last night. Clearly Rubio tanked except for his yuge victory in Puerto Rico. Trump would appear to have been the winner taking 5 of the 9 contests, with Cruz taking 3 and Rubio PR. Additionally Trump’s victories were in the larger states.

    But Cruz actually appears to have won! It looks like he earned 125 delegates since Saturday versus 124 for Trump. That is a shock to me. Did anyone else realize Cruz has actually won more delegates since Saturday than Trump given that Trump has won the major states (LA, KY, MI, MS)?

    Yet Cruz benefited by two states (KS and ID) giving him a highly skewed amount of their delegates. So he netted 15 more delegates than Trump in KS and 8 more in ID. Meanwhile Trump’s win in KY only netted him 2 more delegates than Cruz. And Trump’s win in Louisiana gave him the same number of delegates as Cruz, eighteen each. How is that possible? Trump wins LA by a few points, but gets the same delegate count as Cruz?

    This is quite odd. One would get the impression Trump is rolling, but it is Cruz who has had the better delegate count since Saturday.

    Here is the current breakdown of the delegate count.

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  123. Corvinus says:
    @anonymous
    In the antiwhite dictionary:

    100% African = diverse
    100% Asian = diverse
    100% White = “needs diversity”

    White places will be “diverse enough” when all the white people are gone. Isn’t there a word for targeted racial replacement and cultural g- of an ethnic group?

    No-white-anything-anywhere: that's the real white "Privilege"

    For the love of God, please define “anti-white”.

    “Isn’t there a word for targeted racial replacement and cultural g- of an ethnic group?”

    Whites as a race are not being systematically replaced, nor targeted on a large-scale by non-whites to be permanently removed.

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    Whites as a race are not being systematically replaced, nor targeted on a large-scale by non-whites to be permanently removed.

     

    The second half of your statement is true. Whites are being targeted by other whites to be permanently removed. Non-whites are merely the mechanism for doing so.

    The first half of your statement just shows us, yet again, what an out of touch nincompoop you are.
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  124. MarkinLA says:
    @Luke Lea
    Interesting perspective. Netanyahu gets most of his support from the poorer half of the Israeli population, the relatively low IQ Mizrahi of Middle Eastern origin, whom the European-Ashkenazi elites look down upon with a certain amount of disdain and distaste. So that part rings true.

    I'm waiting to see how many African- and Hispanic-American voters Trump will be able to attract to the Republican Party. Let Hillary play the race card. We may be seeing a fundamentals realignment of American politics based on class interest instead of ethnic identity. In which case the Democrats may find themselves in the political wilderness for a long, long time to come -- sort of what happened to the Republicans after Roosevelt.

    I’m waiting to see how many African- and Hispanic-American voters Trump will be able to attract to the Republican Party

    They won’t and never will be Republicans. They will be Democrats hoping Trump does them some good. If Trump succeeds, the Democratic party may return to it’s roots of supporting the working class.

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  125. e says:

    Cokie Roberts, of the DC Elite, just asked Trump on MSNBC via phone what he’d say to the little children who have been targeted at school by other children with taunts of, “When Trump is President you’ll have to go back.” She claimed there are “many reports of this.”

    I freaking hate the media.

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    “When Trump is President you’ll have to go back"--this is supposed to break our hearts? You'll have to go back home and be around people like yourself. How cruel!

    Anyway, who is supposed to be saying this, white kids or black? I can more easily imagine black kids doing so. And does Cokie ever agonize over the abuse white kids endure at majority-minority schools? Of course not.

    , @International Jew

    taunts of, “When Trump is President you’ll have to go back.” She claimed there are “many reports of this.”
     
    Far fewer, probably, than taunts of "we're taking over, Whitey".
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  126. Coemgen says:
    @anonymous
    No, Trump is definitely not the American Hitler.

    He is, rather, the Gentile Bernie Madoff.

    Steve, the great noticer, does not notice that Trump whole immigration pitch is an obvious fraud.

    Vote for the message not the messenger.

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    "Vote for the message not the messenger."

    OK, so you elect Trump, who continues to spew a "nationalist" message but only increases legal immigration (the big beautiful door) while bringing border enforcement back to the level of Obama's first term and deporting a few illegal alien felons.

    What has the "message" gotten you?
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  127. utu says:

    Only Hitler can beat Hitlery. I’ll vote for Trump in NY primaries.

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  128. Coemgen says:
    @Another Canadian

    “Donald Trump may become the President of your country! If that happens, and you decide to get the hell out of there, might I suggest moving to Cape Breton Island!”
     
    Cape Breton is Canada's West-Virginia-by-the-Sea.

    I was under the impression that Cape Breton was pretty conservative and religious – albeit, my only experience with CB is a drive through the area when staying in Nova Scotia. This ad campaign sounds like “anything for a buck.” Have things changed there that much in the last twenty years?

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    There are still Gaelic speakers in the area. But, as with West Virginia, relative social conservatism can co-exist with living on subsidies. Just like Humpty said.
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  129. HEL says:
    @anonymous
    No, Trump is definitely not the American Hitler.

    He is, rather, the Gentile Bernie Madoff.

    Steve, the great noticer, does not notice that Trump whole immigration pitch is an obvious fraud.

    Steve, the great noticer, does not notice that Trump whole immigration pitch is an obvious fraud.

    I do weary of being told that Trump’s immigration position is phony. I agree that there’s a decent chance this is true but, and this is the important part, he’s the only candidate who *might* substantially reduce immigration. Everyone else is just a product and puppet of the donor and political classes. We already know what they want, what they will do when given power. With Trump, though, we can’t be certain. He also derives his political power much more directly from the actual voters than the typical politician, so he will have more reason to try and do what he promises even if he doesn’t believe it. But of course a big part of the reason the cucks oppose Trump isn’t because they think he’s a phony, but because they are afraid that he isn’t.

    Trump is really the only hope in the presidential race to start turning the tide on immigration. I don’t like the odds on him, either to be elected or to follow through in office, but for everyone else the chance is ZERO. So he’s the only bet to make.

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    Congress makes immigration policy. Trump's coattails, if any, are more important than he is.

    If every new Senator were in the Sessions camp, we'd be sitting pretty. The President would only have a yes/no button on enforcement. And a threat of impeachment would dissuade him from choosing "no".
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  130. Anon says: • Disclaimer
    @SFG
    So you want to turn the republic into an empire? Apparently everyone was happy with the results for the first 100 years or so.

    The current Republican establishment is far more likely than Trump to turn us into an empire with a tiny amount of rich people ruling over poverty-stricken serfs. The GOP establishment is pro-free trade and open borders, and they’re driving down wages and destroying America’s middle-class and making them lower-class. More and more college graduates from middle-class families have trouble finding jobs, buying houses, and buying cars, and GOP policies are aggravating these problems.

    I see Trump’s and his supporters’ ascendancy as “The old-fashioned Democrats (back when they were actually FOR the American worker and protecting American industry) take over the Republican Party.” And this is why the current GOP leaders are screaming like pigs headed for slaughter. With their economic current policies, GOP guys like Romney and Paul Ryan agree more with Obama Democrats than anyone else.

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  131. Anonym says:
    @astorian
    I have absolutely no use for Donald Trump, but comparisons to Hitler are just silly.

    Trump is not so much a tyrant as a dilettante. He's Mr. Toad from "Wind in the Willows." He means everything he says while he says it, but says just the opposite moments later. He gets excited about a project for a few days or a few weeks, makes a hash of it, then forgets about it.

    If elected, he's more likely to get bored with the job of President and resign than he is to do any of the things his rabid fans are hoping for.

    Mr Toad? That fictional character was always one step away from losing the farm, held back by employee stalwarts.

    You’ve obviously never been in business because to be in business is to take educated risks and get it wrong occasionally. As a media hound with enemies, any failure of Trump’s gets lots of publicity.

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  132. OT: The German stage adaptation of Michel Houellebecq’s novel Submission is a hit:

    Play about a French Muslim president hits nerve in Germany
    09 Mar 2016

    Stage adaptations of French author Michel Houellebecq’s novel “Submission”, in which a Muslim president takes power in 2022 France, have been a hit in Germany where a huge Mideast refugee influx has stoked fears of the impact of Islamic culture.

    The first German theatre version sold out in the northern city of Hamburg, while in Dresden, birthplace of the Islamophobic PEGIDA street movement, a play premiered last weekend, with a third adaptation planned for Berlin in late April.

    “It seems like it’s a very timely story because everybody, each in their own way, picks up on a point of the topic that concerns them,” actor Edgar Selge, who plays the central character Francois in Hamburg’s Deutsches Schauspielhaus theatre, told AFP.

    …..

    http://www.afp.com/en/news/play-about-french-muslim-president-hits-nerve-germany

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  134. AndrewR says:
    @iSteveFan
    OT - In Kansas City tonight we have an illegal who just murdered four people. He was apparently arrested last September for a driving violation, but ICE dropped the ball and he was released.

    This is great timing. Missouri’s primary is next week and Trump needs to hammer home the idea that many illegals are not the angels that the left portrays.

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  135. AndrewR says:
    @Dr. Doom
    Wow the jews sure played their Hitler card early, its not even April. What happens if Trump withdraws and someone further right takes his place as an alternative to the two faced system? Are they going to call him the Pharoah Ramses?
    I thought Hitler was their TRUMP Card.

    Super-Hitler

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    Mecha-Hitler from Wolfenstein 3D
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  136. No, Trump doesn’t want to attack Russia, persecute Jews, or rule as a dictator. This is dumb. Someone mentioned Berlusconi earlier. That’s a closer match. Berlusconi also rose to power on the back of popular disillusionment with a decades-old political establishment run by the same old families where nothing ever changed election after election after election.

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  137. @NOTA
    The problem with that is that Octavians are a lot rarer than Calligulas.

    The problem with that is that Octavians are a lot rarer than Calligulas.

    Perhaps some future historian, writing about the American Republic, will refer to the first 44 as the era of the Good Presidents, perhaps highlighting one or two as standouts like Washington (Cincinattus) or Lincoln/FDR when the Republic was young. Then it spiralled into autocracy and we got a series of mediocre sometimes brutal Dwayne Elizondo Mountain Dew Herbert Camachos (Tiberius?) who “elected” themselves for life. Caligula and Marcus Aurelius are outliers at either end.

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    Lincoln/FDR
     
    Two of the top five worst men to ever hold the office. Wilson, Johnson and the other idiot Roosevelt cousin round out the top five.
    , @SFG
    It's a little trickier since, from my admittedly superficial readings, Octavian managed to assume as many republican offices as possible simultaneously and then go from there.

    I'm guessing if you wanted to model the fall of the American republic, you'd probably have someone repeal the two-term limit. Most likely the big donors would probably just buy off all the politicians--oh, wait...
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  138. Marcus says:

    Andrew Jackson seems most apt, major differences being Jackson’s previous fame was as a war hero and his comparative childhood poverty.

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  139. Dr. Doom says:

    Hitler again. Hitler is the Elvis of politics I guess. Quick somebody go to the Huffy Puffy comments section and say Cruz is the Cuban Elvis. I’ve always wanted to see a Hitler vs Elvis Celebrity Death Match!

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  140. @astorian
    I have absolutely no use for Donald Trump, but comparisons to Hitler are just silly.

    Trump is not so much a tyrant as a dilettante. He's Mr. Toad from "Wind in the Willows." He means everything he says while he says it, but says just the opposite moments later. He gets excited about a project for a few days or a few weeks, makes a hash of it, then forgets about it.

    If elected, he's more likely to get bored with the job of President and resign than he is to do any of the things his rabid fans are hoping for.

    “If elected, he’s more likely to get bored with the job of President and resign than he is to do any of the things his rabid fans are hoping for.”

    To me, the most astonishing thing about Trump is his uncanny ability to make seemingly intelligent people start babbling idiotic nonsense like this.

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  141. CJ says:
    @Dave Pinsen
    This might end up being big news for Trump. Regular readers here may remember I've mentioned the Richman family of economists before, and their work on balanced trade. Ann Coulter just tweeted one of their essays in which they argue in favor of Trump's tariff idea and against Mitt Romney's criticism of it.

    Trump's got the right instincts on trade, but the Richmans can give him an intellectual framework for it, like Sessions did on immigration. And we know Trump listens to Ann Coulter, so this could be good.
    https://twitter.com/AnnCoulter/status/707457589030821888

    Interesting article. Notable point is that the Richmans call out Romney’s tough talk about trade with China as bogus, something he wouldn’t have followed through as President. Just like his positioning on immigration IMO, and another reason blue-collar people who didn’t like Romney were correct.

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  142. peterike says:
    @Corvinus
    For the love of God, please define "anti-white".

    "Isn’t there a word for targeted racial replacement and cultural g- of an ethnic group?"

    Whites as a race are not being systematically replaced, nor targeted on a large-scale by non-whites to be permanently removed.

    Whites as a race are not being systematically replaced, nor targeted on a large-scale by non-whites to be permanently removed.

    The second half of your statement is true. Whites are being targeted by other whites to be permanently removed. Non-whites are merely the mechanism for doing so.

    The first half of your statement just shows us, yet again, what an out of touch nincompoop you are.

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    "Whites are being targeted by other whites to be permanently removed."

    Again, tell me what is "anti-white". Are ALL whites suppose to behave in a similar manner when it comes to their race? Are whites not able to freely decide whether to associate with and procreate with non-whites? How does a white person become a "true" white person?

    Besides, I thought whites were increasingly uniting for the upcoming race war. So, are you suggesting there will be "white on white" violence, merely because one group of whites believe that their fellow whites are acting "anti-white"?

    "The first half of your statement just shows us, yet again, what an out of touch nincompoop you are."

    Projection is your strong suit, I must confess.
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  143. Bill says:
    @MLK
    You're right. But some of your regular commenters of a particular bent are going to blow a gasket.

    You should change your handle to BlissfullyClueless

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  144. Bill says:
    @Foreign Expert
    I wouldn't mind if he invaded the polish sections of Pittsburgh and Chicago.

    Does he need a new wife already?

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  145. @HEL

    Steve, the great noticer, does not notice that Trump whole immigration pitch is an obvious fraud.
     
    I do weary of being told that Trump's immigration position is phony. I agree that there's a decent chance this is true but, and this is the important part, he's the only candidate who *might* substantially reduce immigration. Everyone else is just a product and puppet of the donor and political classes. We already know what they want, what they will do when given power. With Trump, though, we can't be certain. He also derives his political power much more directly from the actual voters than the typical politician, so he will have more reason to try and do what he promises even if he doesn't believe it. But of course a big part of the reason the cucks oppose Trump isn't because they think he's a phony, but because they are afraid that he isn't.

    Trump is really the only hope in the presidential race to start turning the tide on immigration. I don't like the odds on him, either to be elected or to follow through in office, but for everyone else the chance is ZERO. So he's the only bet to make.

    Congress makes immigration policy. Trump’s coattails, if any, are more important than he is.

    If every new Senator were in the Sessions camp, we’d be sitting pretty. The President would only have a yes/no button on enforcement. And a threat of impeachment would dissuade him from choosing “no”.

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    Congress makes immigration policy.

    President Obama has used executive orders as well as his control of agencies to make all sorts of changes to immigration policy, all by himself. If the next president would simply enforce the laws that exist and not seek to undermine those who are charged with enforcing the, we would be way ahead of the game.

    I will never forgive Dubya for hanging Border Patrol agents Ignacio Ramos and Jose Compean out to dry. (It's on the long list of things I will never forgive him for.)
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  146. @Coemgen
    I was under the impression that Cape Breton was pretty conservative and religious - albeit, my only experience with CB is a drive through the area when staying in Nova Scotia. This ad campaign sounds like "anything for a buck." Have things changed there that much in the last twenty years?

    There are still Gaelic speakers in the area. But, as with West Virginia, relative social conservatism can co-exist with living on subsidies. Just like Humpty said.

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    Cape Breton's biggest export seems to be fiddlers.
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  147. @e
    Cokie Roberts, of the DC Elite, just asked Trump on MSNBC via phone what he'd say to the little children who have been targeted at school by other children with taunts of, "When Trump is President you'll have to go back." She claimed there are "many reports of this."

    I freaking hate the media.

    “When Trump is President you’ll have to go back”–this is supposed to break our hearts? You’ll have to go back home and be around people like yourself. How cruel!

    Anyway, who is supposed to be saying this, white kids or black? I can more easily imagine black kids doing so. And does Cokie ever agonize over the abuse white kids endure at majority-minority schools? Of course not.

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    And does Cokie ever agonize over the abuse white kids endure at majority-minority schools? Of course not.
     
    Cokie wouldn't know anything about that. Cokie attended a private all-girls Catholic school in Jim Crow New Orleans. In the 1980s her children attended Betheseda's Walt Whitman High, one of the best public high schools in the state of Maryland. For years the school has been over 70 percent white, 15 percent Asian, 6 percent Hispanic, and 4 percent black. Only 1 or 2 percent of the kids are low-income.
    , @SFG
    You do get the problem with deportation where they've grown up here and barely even speak Spanish. I agree we can't just let 11 million illegals slide (and I think Trump will find some way around it), but there is going to be plenty of heartbreaking footage.
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  148. Glossy says: • Website
    @SFG
    The stereotypical Linda Richman/Woody Allen NYC accent no longer exists in the city itself. You can hear it in Long Island and New Jersey.

    It exists in the city, but is very rare in it.

    I probably interact with 200 to 300 people at my job in lower Manhattan. Let’s say that half of them grew up on the NY metro area. How many of those speak with the NY accent? Two. One is a moderately religious Jewish guy in his 60s who lives in Brooklyn, the other is a White Puerto Rican woman in her mid 50s who grew up in Brooklyn and now commutes from PA.

    I sometimes hear the accent in public transport, but it’s rare. I’m trying to think of any instances when I heard it from a young person and none come to mind. Is it really dying? Has anyone here heard it from a young person recently?

    In the Sopranos Tony and Carmela had a very strong accent, but Meadow, their daughter, had none at all.

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    Accents come from peers, not parents. Meadow went to a fancy prep school.
    , @Brutusale
    Contra Bernie Sanders, Larry David and the 60-something Jew at my gym who has lived in Massachusetts since college but still talks like he just walked out of the shul in Brooklyn!
    , @AP
    It seems much more common in places like Brooklyn or Long Island than in Manhattan. I have a peer from Manhattan whose accent is very faint and several from Long Island who have very strong accents. Those accents were strong at a wedding I attended at Long Island. Those people are in their late thirties to forties. This is probably related to class - the ones not from Manhattan have middle class backgrounds, the Manhattanite is a private school and Ivy grad.

    After dropping someone off at JFK airport I stopped at a diner in a nearby Italian neighborhood, Howard beach. Accents were quite strong there, including among the young.
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  149. Dr. X says:
    @wonderbread
    Trump doesn't have any set policies whatsoever. Like his alleged fortune--whose records he refuses to make public--his policies fluctuate daily "with attitudes and with feelings, even my own feelings." He's a masterly bullshitter.

    His personality is nothing like Hitler or Bibi. At best, you're getting Lyndon Johnson; at worst, you're getting Stalin. You're taking your chances, to put it mildly.

    His personality is nothing like Hitler or Bibi.

    If you want to know whose personality bears an uncanny resemblance to Hitler’s, it’s Obama. Both Hitler and Obama were outsiders, aloof, and born on the periphery of their societies. Both had “issues” in their childhood. Both were unaccomplished until entering politics. Both wrote narcissistic autobiographies before accomplishing anything. Both used propaganda extensively. Both were highly stage-managed. Both were demagogic speechmakers who had little interest in the details of public policy. Both had a distinct lack of sympathy for others. Both favored Muslims over Jews. Both had contempt for the legislative process. Both sought to “transform” their nations. Both saw themselves as central, historical figures and visionaries above normal politics. Both were inherently lazy.

    Trump is no Hitler. The neocon Jews who know that Trump will not dance to the crack of their whip are the ones accusing him of being so. Trump is a Huey Long populist.

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    To be fair, Hitler won the Iron Cross for gallantry and got gassed on the Western Front. Not quite "unaccomplished until politics".
    , @Lurker
    Well apart from one being a decorated war veteran, writing an opera, a painter, building a political organisation and so on. . .
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  150. Anonymous says: • Disclaimer
    @Bill P
    Trump is an example of a gentile who assimilated to NY Jewish culture. Maybe that's what the US needs, maybe not. But one thing I detect about the anti-Trump hatred is some of the "it's all behind me" snobbishness of deracinated Jews who assimilated to some fictitious WASP ideal.

    Wouldn't surprise me at all if unapologetic ethnic Jews had an affinity for Trump. Who knows whether they'll vote for him, but that isn't really the question given the size and non-Jewishness of the general US electorate.

    Cruz seems to do better among traditional Republicans – Midwestern and Western Protestants. While Trump does better among traditional Democrats – the South, Rust Belt, and Northeastern white ethnics. Trump himself is Protestant but as a New Yorker is culturally more Northeastern white ethnic.

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  151. Yak-15 says:
    @Manchelle
    History DOES repeat itself because men refuse to learn from it.

    I don’t believe it actually repeats. I believe is rhythms.

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  152. @Reg Cæsar
    Congress makes immigration policy. Trump's coattails, if any, are more important than he is.

    If every new Senator were in the Sessions camp, we'd be sitting pretty. The President would only have a yes/no button on enforcement. And a threat of impeachment would dissuade him from choosing "no".

    Congress makes immigration policy.

    President Obama has used executive orders as well as his control of agencies to make all sorts of changes to immigration policy, all by himself. If the next president would simply enforce the laws that exist and not seek to undermine those who are charged with enforcing the, we would be way ahead of the game.

    I will never forgive Dubya for hanging Border Patrol agents Ignacio Ramos and Jose Compean out to dry. (It’s on the long list of things I will never forgive him for.)

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    He also had his attack dog US attorney in Arizona, Sutton was his name, going after anyone opposed to his open borders plans. He went after Ranch Rescue and the Minutemen. The Minutemen were force to videotape everything they did and would not even pour water down an illegal's throat for fear of touching him and have the US government prosecute them. They would place the water bottle a few feet away and walk away.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Johnny_Sutton
    , @AndrewR
    What??? Bush commuted both of their sentences.
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  153. Mark Caplan says: • Website
    @Luke Lea
    Interesting perspective. Netanyahu gets most of his support from the poorer half of the Israeli population, the relatively low IQ Mizrahi of Middle Eastern origin, whom the European-Ashkenazi elites look down upon with a certain amount of disdain and distaste. So that part rings true.

    I'm waiting to see how many African- and Hispanic-American voters Trump will be able to attract to the Republican Party. Let Hillary play the race card. We may be seeing a fundamentals realignment of American politics based on class interest instead of ethnic identity. In which case the Democrats may find themselves in the political wilderness for a long, long time to come -- sort of what happened to the Republicans after Roosevelt.

    ” We may be seeing a fundamentals realignment of American politics based on class interest instead of ethnic identity. ”

    That was the great hope and belief of the Communists leading into World War I. In the end, people fought for their nation and ethnic ties and not for their economic interests. English factory workers happily slaughtered German factory workers, and vice versa.

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  154. MarkinLA says:
    @Harry Baldwin
    Congress makes immigration policy.

    President Obama has used executive orders as well as his control of agencies to make all sorts of changes to immigration policy, all by himself. If the next president would simply enforce the laws that exist and not seek to undermine those who are charged with enforcing the, we would be way ahead of the game.

    I will never forgive Dubya for hanging Border Patrol agents Ignacio Ramos and Jose Compean out to dry. (It's on the long list of things I will never forgive him for.)

    He also had his attack dog US attorney in Arizona, Sutton was his name, going after anyone opposed to his open borders plans. He went after Ranch Rescue and the Minutemen. The Minutemen were force to videotape everything they did and would not even pour water down an illegal’s throat for fear of touching him and have the US government prosecute them. They would place the water bottle a few feet away and walk away.

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

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  155. Marcus says:
    @AndrewR
    Super-Hitler

    Mecha-Hitler from Wolfenstein 3D

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    Mega-mecha-Hitler.
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  156. WWT claims another casualty/recruits another soldier:

    http://variety.com/2016/film/news/andy-wachowski-transgender-lilly-1201725853/

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    Artists have always been weird. But now we indulge them.

    Imagine if Nero had been able to have access to modern sex-reassignment surgery? (If that wasn't all just rumors stirred up by hostile historians, as is often the problem when you go that far back and have few sources.)
    , @Anon
    At this rate, we'll be commenting on Stevie Sailer blog on a Ronette Unz site by next year.

    And who knows, by November, it will be Donna Trump vs Bernadette Sanders(who upset Harry Clinton).
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  157. ic1000 says:
    @Chrisnonymous
    Wow. ic1000, you just stepped up the discussion. I am innumerate, so I am used to being left behind in following economic and statistical discussions, but I have never even heard of Schuschnigg or Dolfuss. I hope you are an academic. Otherwise, I am totally shamed....

    > I hope you are an academic.

    Was a wannabe academician, but that didn’t pan out — probably for the best. Family from that part of the world explains my familiarity with those obscure politicians.

    The comparison came after reflecting on a recent comment by Harry Baldwin, worth repeating:

    …Then there are people like myself who believe that we’re battling for our national survival on the edge of a precipice. We can’t afford to give ground. We can’t pretend if we lose this election, maybe the voters will see things our way next time… No more General McClellans, waiting for “ideal conditions” to take on the enemy. We need someone to attack, someone who has already burned his bridges behind him… We can’t afford to wait any longer for another courteous, well-informed, articulate candidate. We’ll settle for the brash, rude, egotistical vulgarian. He has shown he’s willing to fight and at this point that’s all that counts.

    Most of my friends, colleagues, and family, take their cues from Charlie Rose, Colbert, Bloomberg, Romney, and the like. Even though few of us will be insulated from the continuing ill effects of the elite Democratic/GOPe/MSM consensus. Virtue signalling gets in the way of independent thinking.

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    "Was a wannabe academician, but that didn’t pan out — probably for the best. "

    Oh, I bet a lot of us are. Come on, we get to come on here and argue about obscure things. The Internet allows every man to become an expert on 1990s video games or whatever floats your boat.

    I knew enough frustrated academics who told me the PhD was a scam. You definitely made the right decision.
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  158. I thought about it for a long while and was only able to come up with two things Trump has in common with Hitler:

    1) People enjoy going to their political rallies

    2) They both think that wars should make a net profit.*

    * Trump uses this as an argument against war while Hitler used it as an argument for it, so that’s not really a very close similarity after all.

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  159. anon says: • Disclaimer
    @Yak-15
    Rewatching HBO's Rome, it is incredibly clear that Trunp is a non-military version of that show's construction of Julius Caesar. At one point in series, the young Augustus, criticizing the Catonian politics of the day remarks "the aristocrats own all the land, people beg and starve in the streets of Rome and the slaves have taken all the labor from ordinary Romans." It's a bit of stretch to compare it to today's environment, but it sounds somewhat similar.

    It's also interesting on the show how nearly the entire branch of Roman elites is against Caesar while the lower classes universally love him. In another scene, Cato declares that the Pompeian side has nearly all the men of substance in Rome as opposed to Caesar having the support of Plebs. As the show progresses, increasing numbers of elites kiss the ring of Caesar as they see his popularity is unstoppable.

    Clearly the show take a lot of liberties with the historical accounts we have of Caesar. However, most histories depict Caesar's politics and standing in the Roman Republic as being similar. So, it would seem apt to compare Trump in many ways to Caesar.

    Yes. History is repeating. Like Rome the American republic had been corrupted by a greedy and traitorous minority elite and the only possible peaceful way out is for one of the elite to break ranks.

    They’ll fight tooth and nail to stop him even though their policies are wrecking not just the US but the global economy as well so I’d give him a c. 10% chance to fix it even if he makes it the WH.

    I’d give eventual assassination and gradual descent into civil war c. 70%.

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  160. anon says: • Disclaimer
    @iSteveFan
    Admittedly I am biased because I am from the midwest and this is flooding our local news. But how is news of the illegal Mexican murdering 5 people across the KC metro playing out? I figured this would be Yuge for Donald Trump. It basically makes the case he has been making about broken borders. And it reinforces the signature issue that got him rolling last summer. Also Missouri is a winner-take-all state with its primary next Tuesday. So far I haven't seen Trump or the Ann Coulter types run with this.

    Is it being reported outside the immediate area – that’s how the electronic gulag works – just don’t report evidence that contradicts the narrative or at least don’t report it nationally – that way ppl only see a local problem and not a national pattern.

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  161. ic1000 says:

    Earlier, I listened to an excellent C-SPAN segment on the Presidential election and trade policy, specifically the Trans-Pacific Partnership treaty. Guest Lori Wallach , Public Citizen’s Global Trade Watch Director, explained the reasons for the establishment’s delight with the TPP. She followed with a scathing review of the Obama/Hillary/GOPe position.

    Bernie was the hero of the day, sainted for his opposition to bad trade deals. Ms. Wallach offered a dismissive grunt at the mention of Trump’s name because, Trump. Still, a great segment. Public Citizen’s view of the treaty here.

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  162. @e
    Cokie Roberts, of the DC Elite, just asked Trump on MSNBC via phone what he'd say to the little children who have been targeted at school by other children with taunts of, "When Trump is President you'll have to go back." She claimed there are "many reports of this."

    I freaking hate the media.

    taunts of, “When Trump is President you’ll have to go back.” She claimed there are “many reports of this.”

    Far fewer, probably, than taunts of “we’re taking over, Whitey”.

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  163. Anon says: • Disclaimer

    http://www.msnbc.com/msnbc/top-arab-american-city-backs-jewish-socialist-man-muslim-ban

    Filtered through truth box: Muslims hate INVADE more than they like INVITE.

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  164. Not sure if you’ve ever seen this paper, Steve: http://qje.oxfordjournals.org/content/117/3/917.abstract.

    It’s relevant to your marriage gap theory.

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  165. Travis says:
    @iSteveFan
    Admittedly I am biased because I am from the midwest and this is flooding our local news. But how is news of the illegal Mexican murdering 5 people across the KC metro playing out? I figured this would be Yuge for Donald Trump. It basically makes the case he has been making about broken borders. And it reinforces the signature issue that got him rolling last summer. Also Missouri is a winner-take-all state with its primary next Tuesday. So far I haven't seen Trump or the Ann Coulter types run with this.

    no nee for Trump to bring up every instance of Mexicans killing Americans, the people effected realize that Trump is the only politician noticing these crimes….everyone knows Jeb sees acts of love when others see criminals running wild , selling drugs, raping and killing.

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  166. @Dr. X

    His personality is nothing like Hitler or Bibi.
     
    If you want to know whose personality bears an uncanny resemblance to Hitler's, it's Obama. Both Hitler and Obama were outsiders, aloof, and born on the periphery of their societies. Both had "issues" in their childhood. Both were unaccomplished until entering politics. Both wrote narcissistic autobiographies before accomplishing anything. Both used propaganda extensively. Both were highly stage-managed. Both were demagogic speechmakers who had little interest in the details of public policy. Both had a distinct lack of sympathy for others. Both favored Muslims over Jews. Both had contempt for the legislative process. Both sought to "transform" their nations. Both saw themselves as central, historical figures and visionaries above normal politics. Both were inherently lazy.

    Trump is no Hitler. The neocon Jews who know that Trump will not dance to the crack of their whip are the ones accusing him of being so. Trump is a Huey Long populist.

    To be fair, Hitler won the Iron Cross for gallantry and got gassed on the Western Front. Not quite “unaccomplished until politics”.

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  167. @guest
    It doesn't really matter to the establishment whether it's a fraud. Even were Trump a true believer it's unlikely he could get anything done on his own. What matters is Trump isn't one of them and could cost them their jobs.

    ” Even were Trump a true believer it’s unlikely he could get anything done on his own. ”

    Many of the laws necessary to “get anything done” are already on the books. He’d merely have to start enforcing them.

    Where there are not applicable laws, he could simply follow Obama’s lead and start scratching out the Executive Orders. Two can play that game. Watching the left try to come up with convoluted explanations of why Obama ruling by fiat was good, but Trump is bad.

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  169. @Manchelle
    Hitler was a left wing socialist who loved Muslims, abortion, euthanasia, and gun control, just like the American Democrat party.

    Trying to become a writer for National Review or Glenn Beck?

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  170. @Captain Tripps

    The problem with that is that Octavians are a lot rarer than Calligulas.
     
    Perhaps some future historian, writing about the American Republic, will refer to the first 44 as the era of the Good Presidents, perhaps highlighting one or two as standouts like Washington (Cincinattus) or Lincoln/FDR when the Republic was young. Then it spiralled into autocracy and we got a series of mediocre sometimes brutal Dwayne Elizondo Mountain Dew Herbert Camachos (Tiberius?) who "elected" themselves for life. Caligula and Marcus Aurelius are outliers at either end.

    Lincoln/FDR

    Two of the top five worst men to ever hold the office. Wilson, Johnson and the other idiot Roosevelt cousin round out the top five.

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    I agree, though I would put Truman in before Johnson.
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  171. Anon says: • Disclaimer
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  172. We shall see.

    At the least, he’s the guy upholding Godwin’s Law for the Ministry of Truth this week . . .

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  173. Dave Pinsen says: • Website
    @Glossy
    It exists in the city, but is very rare in it.

    I probably interact with 200 to 300 people at my job in lower Manhattan. Let's say that half of them grew up on the NY metro area. How many of those speak with the NY accent? Two. One is a moderately religious Jewish guy in his 60s who lives in Brooklyn, the other is a White Puerto Rican woman in her mid 50s who grew up in Brooklyn and now commutes from PA.

    I sometimes hear the accent in public transport, but it's rare. I'm trying to think of any instances when I heard it from a young person and none come to mind. Is it really dying? Has anyone here heard it from a young person recently?

    In the Sopranos Tony and Carmela had a very strong accent, but Meadow, their daughter, had none at all.

    Accents come from peers, not parents. Meadow went to a fancy prep school.

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  174. @Harry Baldwin
    “When Trump is President you’ll have to go back"--this is supposed to break our hearts? You'll have to go back home and be around people like yourself. How cruel!

    Anyway, who is supposed to be saying this, white kids or black? I can more easily imagine black kids doing so. And does Cokie ever agonize over the abuse white kids endure at majority-minority schools? Of course not.

    And does Cokie ever agonize over the abuse white kids endure at majority-minority schools? Of course not.

    Cokie wouldn’t know anything about that. Cokie attended a private all-girls Catholic school in Jim Crow New Orleans. In the 1980s her children attended Betheseda’s Walt Whitman High, one of the best public high schools in the state of Maryland. For years the school has been over 70 percent white, 15 percent Asian, 6 percent Hispanic, and 4 percent black. Only 1 or 2 percent of the kids are low-income.

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  175. RW says:
    @Chrisnonymous
    In 2013, Trump tweeted in response to RNC's plan to appeal to Hispanics, "Does RNC have a death wish?" So, Trump is playing out something that has been on his mind since 2013, so David Brat in 2014 is not so significant...

    Anon might have a point. I just googled “Does the RNC have a death wish?”, and found nothing. Do you have a source?

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    The Tweet is in this comment on Unz Review...

    http://www.unz.com/isteve/banana-republicans-thousands-of-puerto-rico-inmates-vote-in-republican-primary/#comment-1345887

    I found it in a Politico article.
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  176. @anonymous-antimarxist
    Good analogy!!!

    I remember being told by the media that Rock n' Roll was over and that Disco was going to rule forever. As Disco became an increasingly Gay and elitist genre (remember the "Velvet Ropes", door bouncers, guest lists) working class and young people looking for a cheap night out rebelled against it.

    For the youngsters who have no idea what we are talking about.

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

    Mike Veeck was blacklisted from baseball for a long time for that stunt, fun as it was. The site is now a parking lot.

    Interesting fact about Veeck the younger: he’s an ex-alcoholic who takes an occasional drink because he doesn’t like the usual absolutism about the subject.

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  177. SFG says:
    @NOTA
    The problem with that is that Octavians are a lot rarer than Calligulas.

    I actually agree and was trying to imply we’d gain a little peace and lost the republic we founded this country for…but that sarcasm thing doesn’t work too well over the Internet.

    That said I doubt Trump would have the mandate to really be a dictator. He’d probably do a few high-profile immigration things to recover credibility and spend the rest of the time trying to nail hot women around the world. I could see him trying to do one of each nationality or something.

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  178. @Manchelle
    Hitler was a left wing socialist who loved Muslims, abortion, euthanasia, and gun control, just like the American Democrat party.

    Hitler was a left wing socialist who loved Muslims, abortion, euthanasia, and gun control…

    …and healthy young soldiers in tight pants. Triumph of the Will was one giant foam party.

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    Naah, that was Ernst Rohm of the SA. Hitler actually got rid of the lavender crowd in the Night of the Long Knives.

    I won't deny there's a subset of gay guys who like fascism (Death in June, and that 'gay Nazi anime bodybuilder' guy who posts here sometimes).
    , @SPMoore8
    Don't forget he was a vegan who hated smokers, too. Not saying Adolf was gay -- not that there's anything wrong with it -- but check out the early propaganda pics from the '20's with him in lederhosen: positively dreamy.

    He was also New Age avant la lettre: astrology, mystical symbolism (swastikas), he killed himself on Walpurgis-Nacht. I could go on. The guilt and shame associated with him will inevitably fade, but the embarrassment of the German people for sucking up to this guy? It never should.
    , @Mark Caplan
    Hitler was a left wing socialist who loved Muslims, abortion, euthanasia, and gun control.

    Hitler had a visceral hatred of Communists, so "left-wing socialist" misses the mark. Hitler said he hated Jews because every Jew was a Bolshevik and an Internationalist.

    Hitler was pro-life: he forbid Aryan women from having abortions and encouraged large family size. Hitler adored Islam because it was a barbaric, warrior cult. He wished Germany had been an Islamic nation. Hitler liberalized gun and rifle ownership. Hitler had digestive problems so avoided certain foods for practical reasons, but not because he was a vegetarian. He ate meat once in a while.
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  179. SFG says:
    @ic1000
    > I hope you are an academic.

    Was a wannabe academician, but that didn't pan out -- probably for the best. Family from that part of the world explains my familiarity with those obscure politicians.

    The comparison came after reflecting on a recent comment by Harry Baldwin, worth repeating:


    ...Then there are people like myself who believe that we’re battling for our national survival on the edge of a precipice. We can’t afford to give ground. We can’t pretend if we lose this election, maybe the voters will see things our way next time... No more General McClellans, waiting for “ideal conditions” to take on the enemy. We need someone to attack, someone who has already burned his bridges behind him... We can’t afford to wait any longer for another courteous, well-informed, articulate candidate. We’ll settle for the brash, rude, egotistical vulgarian. He has shown he’s willing to fight and at this point that’s all that counts.
     
    Most of my friends, colleagues, and family, take their cues from Charlie Rose, Colbert, Bloomberg, Romney, and the like. Even though few of us will be insulated from the continuing ill effects of the elite Democratic/GOPe/MSM consensus. Virtue signalling gets in the way of independent thinking.

    “Was a wannabe academician, but that didn’t pan out — probably for the best. ”

    Oh, I bet a lot of us are. Come on, we get to come on here and argue about obscure things. The Internet allows every man to become an expert on 1990s video games or whatever floats your boat.

    I knew enough frustrated academics who told me the PhD was a scam. You definitely made the right decision.

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    What about the MBA?
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  180. SFG says:
    @Percy Gryce
    WWT claims another casualty/recruits another soldier:

    http://variety.com/2016/film/news/andy-wachowski-transgender-lilly-1201725853/

    Artists have always been weird. But now we indulge them.

    Imagine if Nero had been able to have access to modern sex-reassignment surgery? (If that wasn’t all just rumors stirred up by hostile historians, as is often the problem when you go that far back and have few sources.)

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  181. @NOTA
    The problem with that is that Octavians are a lot rarer than Calligulas.

    The problem with that is that Octavians are a lot rarer than Caligulas.

    And Cincinnatī are even rarer.

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  182. SFG says:
    @Harry Baldwin
    “When Trump is President you’ll have to go back"--this is supposed to break our hearts? You'll have to go back home and be around people like yourself. How cruel!

    Anyway, who is supposed to be saying this, white kids or black? I can more easily imagine black kids doing so. And does Cokie ever agonize over the abuse white kids endure at majority-minority schools? Of course not.

    You do get the problem with deportation where they’ve grown up here and barely even speak Spanish. I agree we can’t just let 11 million illegals slide (and I think Trump will find some way around it), but there is going to be plenty of heartbreaking footage.

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    You do get the problem with deportation where they’ve grown up here and barely even speak Spanish.
     
    How is that any different from a kid who has grown up in Central America and can barely speak English, if at all, coming to the United States? Add to the fact that the kid is coming without his parents. It seems like it would be easier to go to a nation with your parents who speak the language than it would be to go to a nation without your parents especially if you don't even speak the language.

    If it is so harsh to take someone away from the only home they have ever known, and the only language they have ever spoken, then we should immediately end all immigration to the USA. Because immigration to the USA does exactly what they say is so horrific. It takes people away from the only countries and languages they have known and dumps them off into a strange, alien nation. The horror, the horror!

    , @Gato de la Biblioteca
    Plenty of heartbreaking footage? Good. Let's make certain that footage gets broadcast widely about the Third World. And if such scenes don't occur, maybe we should get some filmmakers to stage some.
    , @iffen
    I hereby nominate you for the 1st Annual Unz Commenter Humanitarian Award.

    (Your chances are quite good, sometimes the competition is very thin.)
    , @Anon
    I say we turn it into heart-warming footage.

    All those illegals here being reunited with family back home.

    I know BABEL is anti-gringo, but it was touching to see the Mexican woman back in Mexico hugging her son.

    I mean what the hell was she doing in the US raising the kids of gringo while leaving her family behind?

    I say reunite illegals with their families back home. Reunite them with their homeland.

    Aren't they patriotic? Don't they love their own nation and own people?
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  183. @SFG
    "Was a wannabe academician, but that didn’t pan out — probably for the best. "

    Oh, I bet a lot of us are. Come on, we get to come on here and argue about obscure things. The Internet allows every man to become an expert on 1990s video games or whatever floats your boat.

    I knew enough frustrated academics who told me the PhD was a scam. You definitely made the right decision.

    What about the MBA?

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    That's not academia.

    MBA can be a waste of money, particularly from a bad school, but you only waste two years and it doesn't make you unfit for real jobs at the end. (Well, not on paper, anyway--guys who think they have an MBA and thus they don't have to get their hands dirty are another problem.)
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  184. SFG says:
    @Judah Benjamin Hur
    Stories like this also illustrate how totally different Israeli Jews are from diaspora Jews.

    I agree that Trump is more like Silvio Berlusconi, which is worrisome because Berlusconi wasn't very effective as a politician (but way more brilliant as a businessman and totally self-made).

    That’s actually one of my big worries about Trump–I don’t think he understands the political process as well. He might launch a few big initiatives that then collapse when he doesn’t realize he can’t get things done the way he did when he was in business.

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    Jesse Ventura got bored being governor after 2 years. Ah-nold stuck it out more, but did have a tendency to reverse course, like after his initiatives lost in 2005.

    Huey Long was a dynamo for 2 years as governor of Louisiana, but then got switched to vendettas against his enemies mostly after that.

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  185. Anon says: • Disclaimer
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    WWT claims another casualty/recruits another soldier:

    http://variety.com/2016/film/news/andy-wachowski-transgender-lilly-1201725853/

    At this rate, we’ll be commenting on Stevie Sailer blog on a Ronette Unz site by next year.

    And who knows, by November, it will be Donna Trump vs Bernadette Sanders(who upset Harry Clinton).

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    LOL, but I don't see Unz doing it. There's something to be said for being a conservative.

    Trump--naah. He likes being a dude. And I just can't see Bernie bothering.
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  186. SFG says:
    @Reg Cæsar
    What about the MBA?

    That’s not academia.

    MBA can be a waste of money, particularly from a bad school, but you only waste two years and it doesn’t make you unfit for real jobs at the end. (Well, not on paper, anyway–guys who think they have an MBA and thus they don’t have to get their hands dirty are another problem.)

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    The girl has reported a good number of nurses, and some doctors as well, going back to school for an MBA to ease the move into management. She also reports that they seem to come from the left side of the ability Bell Curve.

    Nurses being managed by former nurses who hate nursing.
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  187. SFG says:
    @Reg Cæsar

    Hitler was a left wing socialist who loved Muslims, abortion, euthanasia, and gun control...
     
    …and healthy young soldiers in tight pants. Triumph of the Will was one giant foam party.

    Naah, that was Ernst Rohm of the SA. Hitler actually got rid of the lavender crowd in the Night of the Long Knives.

    I won’t deny there’s a subset of gay guys who like fascism (Death in June, and that ‘gay Nazi anime bodybuilder’ guy who posts here sometimes).

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    …and that ‘gay Nazi anime bodybuilder’ guy who posts here sometimes
     
    You're not referring to my own frequent links to the amazing Tom of Finland, are you? Those are meant in irony, and to bring a chortle or two.
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  188. SFG says:
    @Captain Tripps

    The problem with that is that Octavians are a lot rarer than Calligulas.
     
    Perhaps some future historian, writing about the American Republic, will refer to the first 44 as the era of the Good Presidents, perhaps highlighting one or two as standouts like Washington (Cincinattus) or Lincoln/FDR when the Republic was young. Then it spiralled into autocracy and we got a series of mediocre sometimes brutal Dwayne Elizondo Mountain Dew Herbert Camachos (Tiberius?) who "elected" themselves for life. Caligula and Marcus Aurelius are outliers at either end.

    It’s a little trickier since, from my admittedly superficial readings, Octavian managed to assume as many republican offices as possible simultaneously and then go from there.

    I’m guessing if you wanted to model the fall of the American republic, you’d probably have someone repeal the two-term limit. Most likely the big donors would probably just buy off all the politicians–oh, wait…

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  189. SPMoore8 says:
    @Reg Cæsar

    Hitler was a left wing socialist who loved Muslims, abortion, euthanasia, and gun control...
     
    …and healthy young soldiers in tight pants. Triumph of the Will was one giant foam party.

    Don’t forget he was a vegan who hated smokers, too. Not saying Adolf was gay — not that there’s anything wrong with it — but check out the early propaganda pics from the ’20′s with him in lederhosen: positively dreamy.

    He was also New Age avant la lettre: astrology, mystical symbolism (swastikas), he killed himself on Walpurgis-Nacht. I could go on. The guilt and shame associated with him will inevitably fade, but the embarrassment of the German people for sucking up to this guy? It never should.

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    A lot of it was pretty common around the turn of the century. Don't get me wrong,I enjoy Nazi jokes as much as the next man, but I'm a little sick of seriously beating the Germans over the head with the guilt thing--they've got random Syrians raping their daughters because of something their grandparents did. Making amends to the Jews by letting Muslims in? The martyr's mind produces odd results sometimes.
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  190. iSteveFan says:
    @SFG
    You do get the problem with deportation where they've grown up here and barely even speak Spanish. I agree we can't just let 11 million illegals slide (and I think Trump will find some way around it), but there is going to be plenty of heartbreaking footage.

    You do get the problem with deportation where they’ve grown up here and barely even speak Spanish.

    How is that any different from a kid who has grown up in Central America and can barely speak English, if at all, coming to the United States? Add to the fact that the kid is coming without his parents. It seems like it would be easier to go to a nation with your parents who speak the language than it would be to go to a nation without your parents especially if you don’t even speak the language.

    If it is so harsh to take someone away from the only home they have ever known, and the only language they have ever spoken, then we should immediately end all immigration to the USA. Because immigration to the USA does exactly what they say is so horrific. It takes people away from the only countries and languages they have known and dumps them off into a strange, alien nation. The horror, the horror!

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    How is that any different from a kid who has grown up in Central America and can barely speak English, if at all, coming to the United States? Add to the fact that the kid is coming without his parents. It seems like it would be easier to go to a nation with your parents who speak the language than it would be to go to a nation without your parents especially if you don’t even speak the language.

    If it is so harsh to take someone away from the only home they have ever known, and the only language they have ever spoken, then we should immediately end all immigration to the USA. Because immigration to the USA does exactly what they say is so horrific. It takes people away from the only countries and languages they have known and dumps them off into a strange, alien nation. The horror, the horror!
     
    Bravo -- outstanding comment!
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  191. @SFG
    That's actually one of my big worries about Trump--I don't think he understands the political process as well. He might launch a few big initiatives that then collapse when he doesn't realize he can't get things done the way he did when he was in business.

    Jesse Ventura got bored being governor after 2 years. Ah-nold stuck it out more, but did have a tendency to reverse course, like after his initiatives lost in 2005.

    Huey Long was a dynamo for 2 years as governor of Louisiana, but then got switched to vendettas against his enemies mostly after that.

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    Getting side-tracked by vendettas is going to be a big problem for a Trump administration. He seems not to be able to ignore or let go of personal attacks.
    , @LondonBob
    Being President should allow him to get more golfing done. I think Trump is a traditional leader in the sense he sets an overall vision, chooses the people to implement that vision and then simply manages them. Have heard he is superb at delegating and he seems more than capable at negotiating and cajoling politicians and foreign leaders.
    , @The Millennial Falcon
    The Presidency is a lot more exciting than governorship of Louisiana or Minnesota and a lot more like Trump's current life. Flying around the world to socialize and/or negotiate with other bigwigs, delegating leadership of an empire, loosely supervising an umbrella of different ventures, doing press conferences, hosting parties with dignitaries and celebrities, rubber-stamping legislation...

    Congress is a huge, dysfunctional board that Trump will inevitably feud with, and he's going to wage a non-stop war with the media, but otherwise I think it will be business as usual for him.
    , @Reg Cæsar

    Jesse Ventura got bored being governor after 2 years.
     
    I don't recall Mae Schunk picking up the slack, but the state ran pretty well by itself in those years.
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  192. SFG says:
    @Anon
    At this rate, we'll be commenting on Stevie Sailer blog on a Ronette Unz site by next year.

    And who knows, by November, it will be Donna Trump vs Bernadette Sanders(who upset Harry Clinton).

    LOL, but I don’t see Unz doing it. There’s something to be said for being a conservative.

    Trump–naah. He likes being a dude. And I just can’t see Bernie bothering.

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  193. SFG says:
    @SPMoore8
    Don't forget he was a vegan who hated smokers, too. Not saying Adolf was gay -- not that there's anything wrong with it -- but check out the early propaganda pics from the '20's with him in lederhosen: positively dreamy.

    He was also New Age avant la lettre: astrology, mystical symbolism (swastikas), he killed himself on Walpurgis-Nacht. I could go on. The guilt and shame associated with him will inevitably fade, but the embarrassment of the German people for sucking up to this guy? It never should.

    A lot of it was pretty common around the turn of the century. Don’t get me wrong,I enjoy Nazi jokes as much as the next man, but I’m a little sick of seriously beating the Germans over the head with the guilt thing–they’ve got random Syrians raping their daughters because of something their grandparents did. Making amends to the Jews by letting Muslims in? The martyr’s mind produces odd results sometimes.

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    Maybe it might be in the interests of worldwide Jewry for prominent Jews to come out and tell Germany they do not approve of importing Syrians to make up for the past. The Germans might wake up and realize this is not atonement for their grandfathers' deeds. Additionally it will get Jews on the record publicly opposing this policy. Because when the nationalists in Germany fight back, I don't think anyone wants them to blame the Jews for the current immivasion. It would be best now to disavow and let the world know this is all Merkel. And that Jews and Israel have nothing to do with it, and more importantly, reject it.
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  194. utu says:
    @Anon
    The night of the long jets.

    http://www.breitbart.com/video/2016/03/09/huffpos-grim-54-private-jets-at-meeting-to-stop-trump/

    St. Simons Island is next to Jekyll Island.

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  195. @Harry Baldwin
    Let me guess--he's the American Bibi.

    I’ll settle for Andrew Jackson or James K. Polk

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  196. I wonder how Donald Trump’s billionaire bling will influence voters in the general election? I could imagine the Democrats will want to bring it up but ironically it might cut into their Black and Hispanic base. People from those groups would likely be drawn to Trump’s conspicuous wealth rather than be repelled by it. White voters might find it all too much though.

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    Versus Hillary's 670,000 dollar speeches? I am not sure she wants to get in a cat-fight about how people make and spend their money.
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  197. anonymous says: • Disclaimer
    @Coemgen
    Vote for the message not the messenger.

    “Vote for the message not the messenger.”

    OK, so you elect Trump, who continues to spew a “nationalist” message but only increases legal immigration (the big beautiful door) while bringing border enforcement back to the level of Obama’s first term and deporting a few illegal alien felons.

    What has the “message” gotten you?

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    How do you know what president Trump will do? Are you prone to magical thinking?

    I'm going to vote for the candidate who is not promising to continue the ethnic cleansing of my demographic.
    , @MarkinLA
    OK so you elect Cruz and he does nothing about the illegals at all, let's them stay as long as they work for nothing and does no enforcement. He also increases H-1Bs to 500,000 a year. He staples a green card to their butt if they attends two programming classes at ITT tech. He implements Bush II's proposed internet job listing program where if an employer posts a job and no American will take it anybody from around the world can and companies set up Dubai style work compounds where Pakistanis and Bangladeshis sleep on dirt floors and wait to be sent to jobs for 3 dollars an hour.

    Let's keep playing, what do you think Hillary or Rubio will do?

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  198. iffen says:

    Back to an important subject; who is best for Trump as a VP?

    I think he has to do something about the lower % he gets from women.

    Is it too late to get Susan Collins to move to Michigan or Pennsylvania?

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    VP: Ann Coulter
    , @Reg Cæsar

    Back to an important subject; who is best for Trump as a VP?

     

    Two of John Tyler's grandsons are still alive, though they've got over a decade on the Donald.
    , @The Man From K Street
    Congresswoman Martha McSally of Arizona. Whether the Dems put up Joaquin Castro or Deval Patrick, either one is going to look really ridiculous next to a decorated fighter pilot.
    , @Brutusale
    Might seem strange, but I kinda like Tulsi Gabbard. A centrist Democrat willing to leave the reservation for ideological reasons, mixed-race, major in the Hawaiian National Guard, opposes bombing in Syria and the TPP.

    Trump could do a lot worse with a RINO VP pick to try to keep the peace in the party.
    , @ben tillman

    Back to an important subject; who is best for Trump as a VP?

    I think he has to do something about the lower % he gets from women.
     
    I think you're right. My first thought was Kay Bailey Hutchison because she's an accomplished woman who has the polish and social standing that Trump lacks. But she's 72 and a bit geographically undesirable.
    , @American1
    Honestly, if Trump is for real, he needs a VP who will be at least as anti-establishment, should he fail to complete his term. *cough cough*

    A short list: Kobach, Coulter, Nader, Sessions, Buchanan.

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  199. @SFG
    You do get the problem with deportation where they've grown up here and barely even speak Spanish. I agree we can't just let 11 million illegals slide (and I think Trump will find some way around it), but there is going to be plenty of heartbreaking footage.

    Plenty of heartbreaking footage? Good. Let’s make certain that footage gets broadcast widely about the Third World. And if such scenes don’t occur, maybe we should get some filmmakers to stage some.

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  200. @Another Canadian

    “Donald Trump may become the President of your country! If that happens, and you decide to get the hell out of there, might I suggest moving to Cape Breton Island!”
     
    Cape Breton is Canada's West-Virginia-by-the-Sea.

    And yet is 1000 times more agreeable than Jane/Finch Toronto. Or any of the immigrant high rises north of downtown You should spend less time tearing down your co-ethnics. Canada/Trudeau blew it even more than the US.

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  201. @anonymous-antimarxist
    Good analogy!!!

    I remember being told by the media that Rock n' Roll was over and that Disco was going to rule forever. As Disco became an increasingly Gay and elitist genre (remember the "Velvet Ropes", door bouncers, guest lists) working class and young people looking for a cheap night out rebelled against it.

    For the youngsters who have no idea what we are talking about.

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

    I remember watching this on TV,with Harry Caray and Jimmy (Running Backwards) Piersall announcing. Steve,a chubby rather plain young man whose first wife,a mexican,cheated on him,and who was now married to the first woman who’d have him, “drove a tank and wore a generals rank.” He looked quite dashing.The coolest part was when the kids just started coming over the wall. They wouldn’t stop. They just kept coming. Wish I’d a been there…my wild Celt side would’ve been in full,er,something or other..

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  202. iffen says:
    @SFG
    You do get the problem with deportation where they've grown up here and barely even speak Spanish. I agree we can't just let 11 million illegals slide (and I think Trump will find some way around it), but there is going to be plenty of heartbreaking footage.

    I hereby nominate you for the 1st Annual Unz Commenter Humanitarian Award.

    (Your chances are quite good, sometimes the competition is very thin.)

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    Ha. I didn't actually say we shouldn't do it, I just don't think we will.
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  203. iSteveFan says:
    @SFG
    A lot of it was pretty common around the turn of the century. Don't get me wrong,I enjoy Nazi jokes as much as the next man, but I'm a little sick of seriously beating the Germans over the head with the guilt thing--they've got random Syrians raping their daughters because of something their grandparents did. Making amends to the Jews by letting Muslims in? The martyr's mind produces odd results sometimes.

    Maybe it might be in the interests of worldwide Jewry for prominent Jews to come out and tell Germany they do not approve of importing Syrians to make up for the past. The Germans might wake up and realize this is not atonement for their grandfathers’ deeds. Additionally it will get Jews on the record publicly opposing this policy. Because when the nationalists in Germany fight back, I don’t think anyone wants them to blame the Jews for the current immivasion. It would be best now to disavow and let the world know this is all Merkel. And that Jews and Israel have nothing to do with it, and more importantly, reject it.

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    Are they really blaming the Jews in Germany? Barbara Lerner Spectre aside, I had the sense most of this was Merkel's idea and the industrialists'. Cheap labor, old story.

    I've been toying with the idea of writing a letter to the German embassy, but I expect it to do diddly and possibly ruin my career if it gets out. You've got to get Ben Shapiro or Nicholas Stix or someone people actually listen to.
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  204. Anon says: • Disclaimer
    @SFG
    You do get the problem with deportation where they've grown up here and barely even speak Spanish. I agree we can't just let 11 million illegals slide (and I think Trump will find some way around it), but there is going to be plenty of heartbreaking footage.

    I say we turn it into heart-warming footage.

    All those illegals here being reunited with family back home.

    I know BABEL is anti-gringo, but it was touching to see the Mexican woman back in Mexico hugging her son.

    I mean what the hell was she doing in the US raising the kids of gringo while leaving her family behind?

    I say reunite illegals with their families back home. Reunite them with their homeland.

    Aren’t they patriotic? Don’t they love their own nation and own people?

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    Why not make it something like the Exodus. We can put all 11 million in the Sonoran Desert and we can have a Mexican Moses (El Chapo) lead them back to the promised land.
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  205. Anon says: • Disclaimer

    Trump seems to be the biggest goy-annoy to the Jews since Mel Gibson made PASSION OF THE CHRIST.

    Most Jews hated the movie but couldn’t stop it. So many people liked it and it was a big big hit. Jewish criticism fell on deaf ears. The success of PASSION plus Bush II’s ‘evangelical’ presidency made lots of Jews nervous.

    But Gibson, being an wino, got drunk and acted stupid and crashed and burned.

    In contrast, Trump is very sober. He may be drunk on his ego but not on spirits.

    Sobriety is Our Strength.

    Trump doesn’t say “Jews start all wars.” He says, “I end all wars.” Sounds better.

    I don’t know if Jews killed Christ, but they sure are trying to kill Trump who actually acts like some Roman Caesar.

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    Sobriety is Our Strength.
     
    I am not a Muslim. I am not a Mormon. I am going to open another beer as soon as I get done typing.
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  206. FLgeezer says:
    @Hippopotamusdrome
    Trump can't be Hitler because Pat Buchanan is:
    Pat Buchanan: Hitler Resurrected?

    In addition, Vladimir Putin is also Hitler:
    Is Vladimir Putin Another Adolf Hitler?

    Reagan was also Hitler:
    Berkeley study links Reagan, Hitler

    I remember an ancient TV show named “I Led Three Lives”. It must have been about Hitler, but then aren’t most things? 8-)

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  207. @RW
    @Chrisnonymous

    Anon might have a point. I just googled "Does the RNC have a death wish?", and found nothing. Do you have a source?

    The Tweet is in this comment on Unz Review…

    http://www.unz.com/isteve/banana-republicans-thousands-of-puerto-rico-inmates-vote-in-republican-primary/#comment-1345887

    I found it in a Politico article.

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  208. Corvinus says:
    @peterike

    Whites as a race are not being systematically replaced, nor targeted on a large-scale by non-whites to be permanently removed.

     

    The second half of your statement is true. Whites are being targeted by other whites to be permanently removed. Non-whites are merely the mechanism for doing so.

    The first half of your statement just shows us, yet again, what an out of touch nincompoop you are.

    “Whites are being targeted by other whites to be permanently removed.”

    Again, tell me what is “anti-white”. Are ALL whites suppose to behave in a similar manner when it comes to their race? Are whites not able to freely decide whether to associate with and procreate with non-whites? How does a white person become a “true” white person?

    Besides, I thought whites were increasingly uniting for the upcoming race war. So, are you suggesting there will be “white on white” violence, merely because one group of whites believe that their fellow whites are acting “anti-white”?

    “The first half of your statement just shows us, yet again, what an out of touch nincompoop you are.”

    Projection is your strong suit, I must confess.

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    While I think the uniting for the race war thing is silly, you have to admit the media is constantly running stories about evil white people persecuting black people, and refusing to cover black-on-white crime, etc.
    , @Chrisnonymous
    I agree with SFG's reply. Also, academia is full of a complete spectrum of anti-white sentiment from just blaming whites for most of the world's ills to actually believing that whites have to disappear in order for utopia to be realized.

    I know some people will call me a conspiracy theorist, but I think there is at least a good possibility that Obama's involvement in Libya (which cancelled our agreement with Quaddafi to stop African migration and resulted in the boat people) and Syria (producing tons of refugees to swamp Europe) is part of an over-arching plan to force Europe into becoming less white demographically. It's clear that such a plan was behind Labour's increased immigration under Tony Blair, and it would be consistent with his housing plan to force integrated neighborhoods. I wouldn't be surprised at all to learn that de-whitening is motivating Merkel in Germany as well.

    I do think smart people can believe horrible and crazy things and put those ideas into action.
    , @Charles Erwin Wilson

    So, are you suggesting there will be “white on white” violence, merely because one group of whites believe that their fellow whites are acting “anti-white”?
     
    If things go far enough south it is a certainty. And no one knows where that line is until it is too late to reverse course.
    , @Antonymous
    The Socratic Method, if Socrates were a petulant six year old. Thanks Corvinus for the laugh.
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  209. Coemgen says:
    @anonymous
    "Vote for the message not the messenger."

    OK, so you elect Trump, who continues to spew a "nationalist" message but only increases legal immigration (the big beautiful door) while bringing border enforcement back to the level of Obama's first term and deporting a few illegal alien felons.

    What has the "message" gotten you?

    How do you know what president Trump will do? Are you prone to magical thinking?

    I’m going to vote for the candidate who is not promising to continue the ethnic cleansing of my demographic.

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  210. MarkinLA says:
    @Cagey Beast
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fhOQyMVescY

    I wonder how Donald Trump's billionaire bling will influence voters in the general election? I could imagine the Democrats will want to bring it up but ironically it might cut into their Black and Hispanic base. People from those groups would likely be drawn to Trump's conspicuous wealth rather than be repelled by it. White voters might find it all too much though.

    Versus Hillary’s 670,000 dollar speeches? I am not sure she wants to get in a cat-fight about how people make and spend their money.

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    Everything about Trump is an open book. I expect that he'll hammer this point in a general election campaign against the secretive Pants Suit.
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  211. SFG says:
    @iffen
    I hereby nominate you for the 1st Annual Unz Commenter Humanitarian Award.

    (Your chances are quite good, sometimes the competition is very thin.)

    Ha. I didn’t actually say we shouldn’t do it, I just don’t think we will.

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    Thinking good thoughts is half the battle.
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  212. SFG says:
    @iSteveFan
    Maybe it might be in the interests of worldwide Jewry for prominent Jews to come out and tell Germany they do not approve of importing Syrians to make up for the past. The Germans might wake up and realize this is not atonement for their grandfathers' deeds. Additionally it will get Jews on the record publicly opposing this policy. Because when the nationalists in Germany fight back, I don't think anyone wants them to blame the Jews for the current immivasion. It would be best now to disavow and let the world know this is all Merkel. And that Jews and Israel have nothing to do with it, and more importantly, reject it.

    Are they really blaming the Jews in Germany? Barbara Lerner Spectre aside, I had the sense most of this was Merkel’s idea and the industrialists’. Cheap labor, old story.

    I’ve been toying with the idea of writing a letter to the German embassy, but I expect it to do diddly and possibly ruin my career if it gets out. You’ve got to get Ben Shapiro or Nicholas Stix or someone people actually listen to.

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    Are they really blaming the Jews in Germany?
     
    I don't know if they are or are not, but with the history of Jews in Europe they will eventually take some blame. That is why it would great if Netanyahu and other prominent Jews speak out and tell Europe to stop. They could quite reasonably justify their position by claiming Israel needs a strong, friendly, peaceful Europe. And this is a threat to that. Additionally I've heard Israel wants to join the EU. I doubt they would if a muslimized EU would have free travel to Israel.

    Jews often get accused of advocating policies that are good for them and bad for others. This would present them with a win-win position. Stopping the immivasion is obviously good for Europe, and it is good for Israel. No matter how much antagonism lingers among Jews towards Europeans in both Europe and America, Jews must realize Israel is too small to make it on its own with no prominent allies. It needs a strong Europe and America to survive.

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  213. SFG says:
    @Corvinus
    "Whites are being targeted by other whites to be permanently removed."

    Again, tell me what is "anti-white". Are ALL whites suppose to behave in a similar manner when it comes to their race? Are whites not able to freely decide whether to associate with and procreate with non-whites? How does a white person become a "true" white person?

    Besides, I thought whites were increasingly uniting for the upcoming race war. So, are you suggesting there will be "white on white" violence, merely because one group of whites believe that their fellow whites are acting "anti-white"?

    "The first half of your statement just shows us, yet again, what an out of touch nincompoop you are."

    Projection is your strong suit, I must confess.

    While I think the uniting for the race war thing is silly, you have to admit the media is constantly running stories about evil white people persecuting black people, and refusing to cover black-on-white crime, etc.

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  214. MarkinLA says:
    @anonymous
    "Vote for the message not the messenger."

    OK, so you elect Trump, who continues to spew a "nationalist" message but only increases legal immigration (the big beautiful door) while bringing border enforcement back to the level of Obama's first term and deporting a few illegal alien felons.

    What has the "message" gotten you?

    OK so you elect Cruz and he does nothing about the illegals at all, let’s them stay as long as they work for nothing and does no enforcement. He also increases H-1Bs to 500,000 a year. He staples a green card to their butt if they attends two programming classes at ITT tech. He implements Bush II’s proposed internet job listing program where if an employer posts a job and no American will take it anybody from around the world can and companies set up Dubai style work compounds where Pakistanis and Bangladeshis sleep on dirt floors and wait to be sent to jobs for 3 dollars an hour.

    Let’s keep playing, what do you think Hillary or Rubio will do?

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    "...you have to admit the media is constantly running stories about evil white people persecuting black people, and refusing to cover black-on-white crime, etc."

    Some in the media, yes. Regarding "black-on-white crime", it really depends on the background of the story. You're run of the mill types end up on the cutting room floor. Not much interest there.

    You have to admit that there are a number of commenters here who repeatedly lament about Joos being responsible for the ills of the world.
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  215. iffen says:
    @SFG
    Ha. I didn't actually say we shouldn't do it, I just don't think we will.

    Thinking good thoughts is half the battle.

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  216. MarkinLA says:
    @Anon
    I say we turn it into heart-warming footage.

    All those illegals here being reunited with family back home.

    I know BABEL is anti-gringo, but it was touching to see the Mexican woman back in Mexico hugging her son.

    I mean what the hell was she doing in the US raising the kids of gringo while leaving her family behind?

    I say reunite illegals with their families back home. Reunite them with their homeland.

    Aren't they patriotic? Don't they love their own nation and own people?

    Why not make it something like the Exodus. We can put all 11 million in the Sonoran Desert and we can have a Mexican Moses (El Chapo) lead them back to the promised land.

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  217. iSteveFan says:
    @SFG
    Are they really blaming the Jews in Germany? Barbara Lerner Spectre aside, I had the sense most of this was Merkel's idea and the industrialists'. Cheap labor, old story.

    I've been toying with the idea of writing a letter to the German embassy, but I expect it to do diddly and possibly ruin my career if it gets out. You've got to get Ben Shapiro or Nicholas Stix or someone people actually listen to.

    Are they really blaming the Jews in Germany?

    I don’t know if they are or are not, but with the history of Jews in Europe they will eventually take some blame. That is why it would great if Netanyahu and other prominent Jews speak out and tell Europe to stop. They could quite reasonably justify their position by claiming Israel needs a strong, friendly, peaceful Europe. And this is a threat to that. Additionally I’ve heard Israel wants to join the EU. I doubt they would if a muslimized EU would have free travel to Israel.

    Jews often get accused of advocating policies that are good for them and bad for others. This would present them with a win-win position. Stopping the immivasion is obviously good for Europe, and it is good for Israel. No matter how much antagonism lingers among Jews towards Europeans in both Europe and America, Jews must realize Israel is too small to make it on its own with no prominent allies. It needs a strong Europe and America to survive.

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  218. @Corvinus
    "Whites are being targeted by other whites to be permanently removed."

    Again, tell me what is "anti-white". Are ALL whites suppose to behave in a similar manner when it comes to their race? Are whites not able to freely decide whether to associate with and procreate with non-whites? How does a white person become a "true" white person?

    Besides, I thought whites were increasingly uniting for the upcoming race war. So, are you suggesting there will be "white on white" violence, merely because one group of whites believe that their fellow whites are acting "anti-white"?

    "The first half of your statement just shows us, yet again, what an out of touch nincompoop you are."

    Projection is your strong suit, I must confess.

    I agree with SFG’s reply. Also, academia is full of a complete spectrum of anti-white sentiment from just blaming whites for most of the world’s ills to actually believing that whites have to disappear in order for utopia to be realized.

    I know some people will call me a conspiracy theorist, but I think there is at least a good possibility that Obama’s involvement in Libya (which cancelled our agreement with Quaddafi to stop African migration and resulted in the boat people) and Syria (producing tons of refugees to swamp Europe) is part of an over-arching plan to force Europe into becoming less white demographically. It’s clear that such a plan was behind Labour’s increased immigration under Tony Blair, and it would be consistent with his housing plan to force integrated neighborhoods. I wouldn’t be surprised at all to learn that de-whitening is motivating Merkel in Germany as well.

    I do think smart people can believe horrible and crazy things and put those ideas into action.

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    I know some people will call me a conspiracy theorist, but I think there is at least a good possibility that Obama’s involvement in Libya (which cancelled our agreement with Quaddafi to stop African migration and resulted in the boat people) and Syria (producing tons of refugees to swamp Europe) is part of an over-arching plan to force Europe into becoming less white demographically. It’s clear that such a plan was behind Labour’s increased immigration under Tony Blair....
     
    It's clear that immigration to the USA, Canada, Australia, Sweden, etc., is part of an overarching plan (conscious or not) to force the world to become less White.
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  219. AndrewR says:
    @Marcus
    Mecha-Hitler from Wolfenstein 3D

    Mega-mecha-Hitler.

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  220. @Steve Sailer
    Jesse Ventura got bored being governor after 2 years. Ah-nold stuck it out more, but did have a tendency to reverse course, like after his initiatives lost in 2005.

    Huey Long was a dynamo for 2 years as governor of Louisiana, but then got switched to vendettas against his enemies mostly after that.

    Getting side-tracked by vendettas is going to be a big problem for a Trump administration. He seems not to be able to ignore or let go of personal attacks.

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    • Replies: @res

    Getting side-tracked by vendettas is going to be a big problem for a Trump administration. He seems not to be able to ignore or let go of personal attacks.
     
    I wonder about this. Did this trait show up in (and impact) his business dealings? I get more of a sense that he is following a "the best defense is a good offense" strategy and trying to make it clear to people they don't want to get in a war with him. This is similar to his strategy of never settling lawsuits.

    I also think there is an element of maintaining his alpha status by not tolerating insults.

    Unclear to me how this might work in politics, but it did not seem to stop his success in business. However, I think it's fair to say it is easier to walk away from any given deal than from an intractable political issue.

    It's also hard to reconcile his supposed inability to let go with his ability to maintain good long term relationships with rivals.
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  221. Leftist conservative [AKA "Trump Kills Last Mosquito, Places Tiny Make America Great Hat On ZikaHead Baby"] says: • Website

    prez trump will make other nations pay for military protection

    if a nation can’t sell their goods in the USA because of american tariffs, and so therefore cannot pay for military protection by America?

    @#$% YOU! PAY ME!

    If they can’t pay for protection, Trump will “bust ‘em out.”

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  222. Lagertha says:

    to the original question, while Steve is dealing with stuff: NO.

    Can we just stop fetishizing Hitler? No one alive (or lucid) now, knew Hitler, and he is as dead as the road-kill of the squirrel plastered-to-the-pavement on your street. There’s a whole lotta bad guys with new philosophies of anarchy and nihilism out there for all of us to slay…let’s not be waiting to acquiesce to the latest language-demanding tribe of people. Or, demanding American people to pay for their well-being after leaving their crummy countries. I speak 5 languages…and holy scheisse, I am proud of that.

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    "Can we just stop fetishizing Hitler? "

    You must be new here.
    , @Lagertha
    even my Grandpa, who knew the important German military generals, said that Hitler was psychotic, and worse, which is kind of funny, if you understand the military, because Hitler didn't understand/care about the 'rule of law' & 'the rules of engagement.' Essentially, my Grandpa felt that Hitler was a loser and really dangerous.

    This was not well-known, sadly. There were many attempts to snuff Hitler out - we've only had one movie (I know y'all are gonna chime in!) about this. I think I just want people today, to stop using 'Hitler' as a description, as an insult, since it is wholly inappropriate, historically. To use "Hitler, " wait, guffaw, " Hitleraic,?" to attack any candidate you hate, sets you up to be lame, since psychosis comes in many forms. Hate is a big word: you need to look in the mirror when you're sayin' people are Hitler-tinged, Hitler-like, Hitler-enthralled. Can Hitler just be as dead as the squirrel on my street?
    , @Lagertha
    also, meant to say: SOUTH/MESO American people...in my post.
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  223. Mark Caplan says: • Website
    @Reg Cæsar

    Hitler was a left wing socialist who loved Muslims, abortion, euthanasia, and gun control...
     
    …and healthy young soldiers in tight pants. Triumph of the Will was one giant foam party.

    Hitler was a left wing socialist who loved Muslims, abortion, euthanasia, and gun control.

    Hitler had a visceral hatred of Communists, so “left-wing socialist” misses the mark. Hitler said he hated Jews because every Jew was a Bolshevik and an Internationalist.

    Hitler was pro-life: he forbid Aryan women from having abortions and encouraged large family size. Hitler adored Islam because it was a barbaric, warrior cult. He wished Germany had been an Islamic nation. Hitler liberalized gun and rifle ownership. Hitler had digestive problems so avoided certain foods for practical reasons, but not because he was a vegetarian. He ate meat once in a while.

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    Hitler liberalized gun and rifle ownership.
     
    Really? Do you consider greater access for Nazi party members to guns while confiscating the arms of others to be a 'liberalized' gun policy?

    http://www.amazon.com/Gun-Control-Third-Reich-Disarming/dp/1598131621
    , @Reg Cæsar

    Hitler had a visceral hatred of Communists, so “left-wing socialist” misses the mark.
     
    You're referring to Manchelle's statement which I blockquoted. You should answer him/her/whatever directly.

    For the record, I've maintained for many years that Hitler was a centrist, not a leftist. But he's definitely to the left of the Republicans of this or any era.
    , @The most deplorable one
    Whoa. You know so much about Hitler you must be a Nazi!
    , @Chrisnonymous
    Come on, guys. The Nazi phenomenon does not map neatly onto modern US politics, so saying Hitler was either A or ~A is often wrong.

    For example, in the case of sexuality, the Nazi's originally supported traditional Christian mores, and used it as a political tool against the Communists, but over time evolved in other directions, including promotion of open sexual relationships and experimentation.

    Likewise, the Nazis seem to have been both anti- and pro- gun control at different periods and for different populations.

    Being pro-Islam was edgy and popular with some people in Europe, as were other alternative religious ideas.

    Being anti-some-specific-Communists-in-a-specific-time-and-place does not absolve you of being a socialist either. Socialism and factional infighting go hand-in-hand. But Hitler's motivations were not the bringing about of the Communist utopia.

    Let's just stop comparing Hitler to modern politics...
    , @guest
    Left and right are relative terms (obviously), so you can be a left-wing socialist and hate Bolsheviks. I am to the right of both, which is the important thing. Commies and fellow-travelers of the last century adopted a "no enemies to the left, no friends to the right" strategy, not counting the strange Hitler-Stalin interlude. But that's not to say every socialist everywhere ever did the same.

    Hitler had many enemies to left, which is not to say he was on the extreme right. You might think so listening to leftists and probably your junior high history book. But that's because they have a warped perspective, whereby the rest of us don't count.
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  224. The BBC has noticed Trump’s Indian supporters:

    http://www.bbc.com/news/election-us-2016-35758156

    I wonder what the SWPLs think of that pick with Trump in a lotus position.

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  225. Dave Pinsen says: • Website
    @Dave Pinsen
    This might end up being big news for Trump. Regular readers here may remember I've mentioned the Richman family of economists before, and their work on balanced trade. Ann Coulter just tweeted one of their essays in which they argue in favor of Trump's tariff idea and against Mitt Romney's criticism of it.

    Trump's got the right instincts on trade, but the Richmans can give him an intellectual framework for it, like Sessions did on immigration. And we know Trump listens to Ann Coulter, so this could be good.
    https://twitter.com/AnnCoulter/status/707457589030821888

    Related: Trump threatens to make Apple manufacture more here: http://seekingalpha.com/article/3956903-apple-hedging-donald-trumps-threat

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  226. Anonymous says: • Disclaimer
    @anonymous
    In the antiwhite dictionary:

    100% African = diverse
    100% Asian = diverse
    100% White = “needs diversity”

    White places will be “diverse enough” when all the white people are gone. Isn’t there a word for targeted racial replacement and cultural g- of an ethnic group?

    No-white-anything-anywhere: that's the real white "Privilege"

    You obviously have no idea what universities and corporations are doing these days. Only Blacks and Hispanics count as “diversity”.

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    PC's primary purpose is to be anti-white so definitions vary with context.

    In the context of things like employment, college places, average incomes etc Asians are invisible because they spoil the media's anti-white narrative but in the context of HUD's policy to eradicate whitopias Asians become visible again.

    In the context of *housing* Asians are visible and
    - 100% Asian counts as 100% diverse
    - 100% White counts as 100% not diverse.

    If/when the asian-looking children of people like Zuckerberg are using the same con trick on East Asians in Japan / Korea etc then it would be 100% Japanese / Korean etc that would count as 100% non-diverse.
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  227. @iffen
    Back to an important subject; who is best for Trump as a VP?

    I think he has to do something about the lower % he gets from women.

    Is it too late to get Susan Collins to move to Michigan or Pennsylvania?

    VP: Ann Coulter

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    Absolutely not. He needs a woman that would be the polar opposite of Coulter in every way.
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  228. @Corvinus
    "Whites are being targeted by other whites to be permanently removed."

    Again, tell me what is "anti-white". Are ALL whites suppose to behave in a similar manner when it comes to their race? Are whites not able to freely decide whether to associate with and procreate with non-whites? How does a white person become a "true" white person?

    Besides, I thought whites were increasingly uniting for the upcoming race war. So, are you suggesting there will be "white on white" violence, merely because one group of whites believe that their fellow whites are acting "anti-white"?

    "The first half of your statement just shows us, yet again, what an out of touch nincompoop you are."

    Projection is your strong suit, I must confess.

    So, are you suggesting there will be “white on white” violence, merely because one group of whites believe that their fellow whites are acting “anti-white”?

    If things go far enough south it is a certainty. And no one knows where that line is until it is too late to reverse course.

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    "If things go far enough south it is a certainty. And no one knows where that line is until it is too late to reverse course."

    As you said, IF, and NO ONE KNOWS. You are expecting regular white males, with families, to simply take up arms in roving gangs and murder non-whites and their families, at worst, or beat up "vibrants: en masse, at best, without local law enforcement or the National Guard or the military to intervene. It makes for great fantasy.

    Praytell, will YOU be an active participate in the festivities, or choose to remain on the sidelines. Because I surmise that if you don't have an AK47 in one hand and a Molotov Cocktail in the other hand, your fellow "whites" will confuse you for being "anti-white".
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  229. SFG says:
    @Lagertha
    to the original question, while Steve is dealing with stuff: NO.

    Can we just stop fetishizing Hitler? No one alive (or lucid) now, knew Hitler, and he is as dead as the road-kill of the squirrel plastered-to-the-pavement on your street. There's a whole lotta bad guys with new philosophies of anarchy and nihilism out there for all of us to slay...let's not be waiting to acquiesce to the latest language-demanding tribe of people. Or, demanding American people to pay for their well-being after leaving their crummy countries. I speak 5 languages...and holy scheisse, I am proud of that.

    “Can we just stop fetishizing Hitler? ”

    You must be new here.

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    haha! love you guys! Hogan's Heroes, sigh.
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  230. Rehmat says:

    On Monday, Abraham Foxman, former president of ADL of B’nai B’rith condemned GOP front-runner anti-Muslim Donald Trump for his Heil Hitler gesture over the weekend where he asked supporters in Orlando to raise their hands and pledge their allegiance to him (see below a video with comments by The Young Turks, a TV-UT empire created by Cenk Uygur and his two Jewish friends in 2002).

    “As a Jew who survived the Holocaust, to see an audience of thousands of people raising their hands in what looks like the ‘Heil Hitler’ salute is about as offensive, obnoxious and disgusting as anything I thought I would ever witness in the United States of America,” Abe Foxman told The Times of Israel.

    On Tuesday, Donald Trump responded (CNN) that comparison of loyalty pledge he administered and Nazi Germany, Heil Hitler salute are “ridiculous” and “crazy”. However, he promised the Organized Jewry that he would look into that because he doesn’t want to offend anyone.

    As head of ADL for 50 years, Abe Foxman was famous for lying about everything concerning Israel and Jews. One cannot expect him to change at old age now.

    “In World War II, when Abraham Foxman’s parents fled to escape the Nazis, they left him, a child of 2, in Vilnius, Lithuania, with his Christian nanny. She had him baptized as a Catholic,” says Frank J. Prial, NYT, May 5, 1991.

    https://rehmat1.com/2016/03/09/trump-does-heil-hitler-salute/

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  231. The new Hitler has spread his mind control tentacles to Hawaii:

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  232. @Mark Caplan
    Hitler was a left wing socialist who loved Muslims, abortion, euthanasia, and gun control.

    Hitler had a visceral hatred of Communists, so "left-wing socialist" misses the mark. Hitler said he hated Jews because every Jew was a Bolshevik and an Internationalist.

    Hitler was pro-life: he forbid Aryan women from having abortions and encouraged large family size. Hitler adored Islam because it was a barbaric, warrior cult. He wished Germany had been an Islamic nation. Hitler liberalized gun and rifle ownership. Hitler had digestive problems so avoided certain foods for practical reasons, but not because he was a vegetarian. He ate meat once in a while.

    Hitler liberalized gun and rifle ownership.

    Really? Do you consider greater access for Nazi party members to guns while confiscating the arms of others to be a ‘liberalized’ gun policy?

    http://www.amazon.com/Gun-Control-Third-Reich-Disarming/dp/1598131621

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    Perhaps he was just copying the example of the patriots.
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  233. Lagertha says:
    @Lagertha
    to the original question, while Steve is dealing with stuff: NO.

    Can we just stop fetishizing Hitler? No one alive (or lucid) now, knew Hitler, and he is as dead as the road-kill of the squirrel plastered-to-the-pavement on your street. There's a whole lotta bad guys with new philosophies of anarchy and nihilism out there for all of us to slay...let's not be waiting to acquiesce to the latest language-demanding tribe of people. Or, demanding American people to pay for their well-being after leaving their crummy countries. I speak 5 languages...and holy scheisse, I am proud of that.

    even my Grandpa, who knew the important German military generals, said that Hitler was psychotic, and worse, which is kind of funny, if you understand the military, because Hitler didn’t understand/care about the ‘rule of law’ & ‘the rules of engagement.’ Essentially, my Grandpa felt that Hitler was a loser and really dangerous.

    This was not well-known, sadly. There were many attempts to snuff Hitler out – we’ve only had one movie (I know y’all are gonna chime in!) about this. I think I just want people today, to stop using ‘Hitler’ as a description, as an insult, since it is wholly inappropriate, historically. To use “Hitler, ” wait, guffaw, ” Hitleraic,?” to attack any candidate you hate, sets you up to be lame, since psychosis comes in many forms. Hate is a big word: you need to look in the mirror when you’re sayin’ people are Hitler-tinged, Hitler-like, Hitler-enthralled. Can Hitler just be as dead as the squirrel on my street?

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    Can you provide some independent evidence that Hitler was psychotic?

    It seems unlikely that he was such early on, and I know of at least one ex-US army individual who thinks that Hitler was correct in some of his orders to his generals in Russia and that the generals were wrong.

    Of course, no one wants to analyse what resulted in the rise of Hitler in German in 1933 for fear that the situation the US in 2016 shows some similarities ...

    (Note, I did not say "is completely similar.")
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  234. Lagertha says:
    @SFG
    "Can we just stop fetishizing Hitler? "

    You must be new here.

    haha! love you guys! Hogan’s Heroes, sigh.

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    haha! love you guys! Hogan’s Heroes, sigh.
     
    Are you referring to Bob Crane's real-life antics, which may have gotten him targeted for murder?
    , @Gato de la Biblioteca
    Hogan's Heroes came out in 1965, 20 years after the end of WWII. Most of the Americans who fought and survived WWII were still alive, with the great majority in their primes. It would be roughly equivalent of having a TV show about the Clinton impeachment now. For them, the memories were fresh.

    But 1965 was also 51 years ago. Hogan's Heroes isn't exactly current American culture, now, is it? Hell, I can say "I know NUZZING!" now and people in the 30s often have no idea what I'm talking about.
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  235. Lagertha says:
    @Lagertha
    to the original question, while Steve is dealing with stuff: NO.

    Can we just stop fetishizing Hitler? No one alive (or lucid) now, knew Hitler, and he is as dead as the road-kill of the squirrel plastered-to-the-pavement on your street. There's a whole lotta bad guys with new philosophies of anarchy and nihilism out there for all of us to slay...let's not be waiting to acquiesce to the latest language-demanding tribe of people. Or, demanding American people to pay for their well-being after leaving their crummy countries. I speak 5 languages...and holy scheisse, I am proud of that.

    also, meant to say: SOUTH/MESO American people…in my post.

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  236. @Corvinus
    "Whites are being targeted by other whites to be permanently removed."

    Again, tell me what is "anti-white". Are ALL whites suppose to behave in a similar manner when it comes to their race? Are whites not able to freely decide whether to associate with and procreate with non-whites? How does a white person become a "true" white person?

    Besides, I thought whites were increasingly uniting for the upcoming race war. So, are you suggesting there will be "white on white" violence, merely because one group of whites believe that their fellow whites are acting "anti-white"?

    "The first half of your statement just shows us, yet again, what an out of touch nincompoop you are."

    Projection is your strong suit, I must confess.

    The Socratic Method, if Socrates were a petulant six year old. Thanks Corvinus for the laugh.

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    "The Socratic Method, if Socrates were a petulant six year old. Thanks Corvinus for the laugh."

    Well, I have to know my target audience. I was dumbing things down just for you, and you still have no clue. I suggest a primer on discourse.
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  237. Svigor says:

    If you ask Jews what an American Bibi would look like…
    If you as Bibi what an American Bibi would look like…

    They’d both tell you to just look at Congress – we’re already there!

    Seriously, this is how Jews think: “but you’ve already got a political class that puts Israel first! That’s what an American Bibi would look like!”

    How is Wachowski in a dress news? I thought that “broke” like a year ago or more. It did here.

    No, Trump is definitely not the American Hitler.

    He is, rather, the Gentile Bernie Madoff.

    Steve, the great noticer, does not notice that Trump whole immigration pitch is an obvious fraud.

    This! This is what an American Bibi would say!

    His personality is nothing like Hitler or Bibi. At best, you’re getting Lyndon Johnson; at worst, you’re getting Stalin. You’re taking your chances, to put it mildly.

    This too!

    An American Bibi would find a way to stop Trump and get back to stabbing the electorate in the back.

    Unless America was majority-Jewish. That would take some re-thinking.

    Stories like this also illustrate how totally different Israeli Jews are from diaspora Jews.

    It’s Jews first on both sides of the pond, though.

    The last time I checked, there was an increase in “temporary” foreign laborers

    Lemme guess: overwhelmingly yellow foreign labor. The Hitler would find acceptable, if he were a yellow dictator.

    No, that wouldn’t be “incredibly racist” if America or Europe did it, really.

    Romney and the free traders seem to act like they are representing some pipsqueak like Netherlands

    Who-whom.

    This means that no candidate has the backing necessary to gain the Republican nomination.

    Cruz: “You know, Donald, together we have more than enough delegates to take the nomination. Enough for what they call “a mandate.”

    Trump: “Yeah, I noticed that too. If we could only somehow combine our delegates and join on the same ticked, say, with me as the Presidential candidate, and you as the vice-presidential candidate, we’d be unstoppable.”

    Cruz: “Yeah, that would be awesome. We could secure the nomination, with a clear path to the white house. Our enemies would piss themselves.”

    Trump: “Yep, that would be yuuuge.”

    Cruz: “Too bad there’s no way to do something like that.”

    Trump: “Yes, it’s very disappointing. Oh well, brokered convention and a mess of pottage it is then. Too bad I don’t know any deal-makers!”

    So their plan is basically just to throw the election to the Democrats, eh?

    Their plan seems to be to motivate people using a Phantom Menace.

    Hitler was a left wing socialist who loved Muslims, abortion, euthanasia, and gun control, just like the American Democrat party.

    The Nazis were big on environmental issues, too. Wasn’t Hitler a vegetarian or something, too?

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  238. Svigor says:

    How is the Wachowski in a dress news? I thought that “broke” like a year ago or more. It did here.

    If you ask Jews what an American Bibi would look like…
    If you as Bibi what an American Bibi would look like…

    They’d both tell you to just look at Congress – we’re already there!

    Seriously, this is how Jews think: “but you’ve already got a political class that puts Israel first! That’s what an American Bibi would look like!”

    No, Trump is definitely not the American Hitler.

    He is, rather, the Gentile Bernie Madoff.

    Steve, the great noticer, does not notice that Trump whole immigration pitch is an obvious fraud.

    This! This is what an American Bibi would say!

    His personality is nothing like Hitler or Bibi. At best, you’re getting Lyndon Johnson; at worst, you’re getting Stalin. You’re taking your chances, to put it mildly.

    This too!

    An American Bibi would find a way to stop Trump and get back to stabbing the electorate in the back.

    Unless America was majority-Jewish. That would take some re-thinking.

    Stories like this also illustrate how totally different Israeli Jews are from diaspora Jews.

    It’s Jews first on both sides of the pond, though.

    The last time I checked, there was an increase in “temporary” foreign laborers

    Lemme guess: overwhelmingly yellow foreign labor. The Hitler would find acceptable, if he were a yellow dictator.

    No, that wouldn’t be “incredibly racist” if America or Europe did it, really.

    Romney and the free traders seem to act like they are representing some pipsqueak like Netherlands

    Who-whom.

    This means that no candidate has the backing necessary to gain the Republican nomination.

    Cruz: “You know, Donald, together we have more than enough delegates to take the nomination. Enough for what they call “a mandate.”

    Trump: “Yeah, I noticed that too. If we could only somehow combine or pool our delegates and join on the same ticked, say, with me as the Presidential candidate, and you as the vice-presidential candidate, we’d be unstoppable.”

    Cruz: “Yeah, that would be awesome. We could secure the nomination, with a clear path to the white house. Our enemies would piss themselves.”

    Trump: “Yep, that would be yuuuge.”

    Cruz: “Too bad there’s no way to do something like that.”

    Trump: “Yes, it’s very disappointing. Oh well, brokered convention and a mess of pottage it is then. Too bad I don’t know any deal-makers!”

    So their plan is basically just to throw the election to the Democrats, eh?

    Their plan seems to be to motivate people using a Phantom Menace.

    Hitler was a left wing socialist who loved Muslims, abortion, euthanasia, and gun control, just like the American Democrat party.

    The Nazis were big on environmental issues, too. And wasn’t Hitler a vegetarian or something?

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  239. Deckin says:
    @Mr. Anon
    The first law of politics could well be the Conservation of Hitler. So Trump is now Hitler. Hafez al Assad used to be Hitler. Before him it was Khaddafi, I think. Or maybe he was only Mussolini. However I'm pretty certain that Saddam Hussein was once Hitler. Of course, once Hitler was Hitler, but he wasn't very good at it, so they had to find another one.

    Tag! You're Hitler!

    One of the best comments ever.

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  240. Mr. Anon says:
    @jeremiahjohnbalaya
    Don't forget that BUSH == HILTER was all the rage in much of the mid-2000's

    “Don’t forget that BUSH == HILTER was all the rage in much of the mid-2000′s”

    You’re right. I left out a Hitler. I left out the main one too!

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  241. Hitler had a visceral hatred of Communists, so “left-wing socialist” misses the mark.

    You’re referring to Manchelle’s statement which I blockquoted. You should answer him/her/whatever directly.

    For the record, I’ve maintained for many years that Hitler was a centrist, not a leftist. But he’s definitely to the left of the Republicans of this or any era.

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  242. @Mark Caplan
    Hitler was a left wing socialist who loved Muslims, abortion, euthanasia, and gun control.

    Hitler had a visceral hatred of Communists, so "left-wing socialist" misses the mark. Hitler said he hated Jews because every Jew was a Bolshevik and an Internationalist.

    Hitler was pro-life: he forbid Aryan women from having abortions and encouraged large family size. Hitler adored Islam because it was a barbaric, warrior cult. He wished Germany had been an Islamic nation. Hitler liberalized gun and rifle ownership. Hitler had digestive problems so avoided certain foods for practical reasons, but not because he was a vegetarian. He ate meat once in a while.

    Hitler had a visceral hatred of Communists, so “left-wing socialist” misses the mark.

    You’re referring to Manchelle’s statement which I blockquoted. You should answer him/her/whatever directly.

    For the record, I’ve maintained for many years that Hitler was a centrist, not a leftist. But he’s definitely to the left of the Republicans of this or any era.

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  243. @Lagertha
    haha! love you guys! Hogan's Heroes, sigh.

    haha! love you guys! Hogan’s Heroes, sigh.

    Are you referring to Bob Crane’s real-life antics, which may have gotten him targeted for murder?

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    No, duh, - it's 1 am EST. I think SFG was just jesting, and well, I get mad when my opinion is ridiculed - as if you guys didn't notice that. So, no Bob Crane's life is like my grandfather's (or like Hitler's) - we will never know why they did stuff, said stuff. OK, Bob and my Grandpa were not delusional nor psychopaths like Hitler, and well, that was my point. I think SFG is just making fun of me, which is ok....seriously, so many guys are so "quick to anger and speculation," according to passages in my Granpa's bio. Don't read so much between the lines. OT: I am trying not to, with Steve missing and all.
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  244. The most deplorable one [AKA "Fourth doorman of the apocalypse"] says:
    @Lagertha
    even my Grandpa, who knew the important German military generals, said that Hitler was psychotic, and worse, which is kind of funny, if you understand the military, because Hitler didn't understand/care about the 'rule of law' & 'the rules of engagement.' Essentially, my Grandpa felt that Hitler was a loser and really dangerous.

    This was not well-known, sadly. There were many attempts to snuff Hitler out - we've only had one movie (I know y'all are gonna chime in!) about this. I think I just want people today, to stop using 'Hitler' as a description, as an insult, since it is wholly inappropriate, historically. To use "Hitler, " wait, guffaw, " Hitleraic,?" to attack any candidate you hate, sets you up to be lame, since psychosis comes in many forms. Hate is a big word: you need to look in the mirror when you're sayin' people are Hitler-tinged, Hitler-like, Hitler-enthralled. Can Hitler just be as dead as the squirrel on my street?

    Can you provide some independent evidence that Hitler was psychotic?

    It seems unlikely that he was such early on, and I know of at least one ex-US army individual who thinks that Hitler was correct in some of his orders to his generals in Russia and that the generals were wrong.

    Of course, no one wants to analyse what resulted in the rise of Hitler in German in 1933 for fear that the situation the US in 2016 shows some similarities …

    (Note, I did not say “is completely similar.”)

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  245. I don’t care if Mr. Trump is the American Netanyahu or the American Berlusconi.

    What I do care is that Mr. Trump terrifies the bejesus out of all of the Monoparty-Oligopoly shmucks that have been no-lube screwing us Americans for the last five decades. It’s about time the hacks and donors of the Monoparty-Oligopoly lived in the same dread they’ve forced us to live in – and forced us to pay for. Payback is a – you know the word.

    Mr. Trump is not the American Hitler.

    Mr. Trump is not the American Berlusconi.

    Mr. Trump is not the American Netanyahu.

    Based on the ample evidence the candidates in this campaign have given us, among them Mr. Trump is the only American.

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  246. The most deplorable one [AKA "Fourth doorman of the apocalypse"] says:
    @Mark Caplan
    Hitler was a left wing socialist who loved Muslims, abortion, euthanasia, and gun control.

    Hitler had a visceral hatred of Communists, so "left-wing socialist" misses the mark. Hitler said he hated Jews because every Jew was a Bolshevik and an Internationalist.

    Hitler was pro-life: he forbid Aryan women from having abortions and encouraged large family size. Hitler adored Islam because it was a barbaric, warrior cult. He wished Germany had been an Islamic nation. Hitler liberalized gun and rifle ownership. Hitler had digestive problems so avoided certain foods for practical reasons, but not because he was a vegetarian. He ate meat once in a while.

    Whoa. You know so much about Hitler you must be a Nazi!

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  247. @iffen
    Back to an important subject; who is best for Trump as a VP?

    I think he has to do something about the lower % he gets from women.

    Is it too late to get Susan Collins to move to Michigan or Pennsylvania?

    Back to an important subject; who is best for Trump as a VP?

    Two of John Tyler’s grandsons are still alive, though they’ve got over a decade on the Donald.

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    He needs a woman with solid Republican credentials from the Rust Belt who has demonstrated that she can think independently. (There may not be any.)
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  248. Anon says: • Disclaimer

    http://www.reuters.com/article/us-germany-election-merkel-idUSKCN0WB0OM

    In Germany, moral masturbation trumps national survival.

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  249. @SFG
    Naah, that was Ernst Rohm of the SA. Hitler actually got rid of the lavender crowd in the Night of the Long Knives.

    I won't deny there's a subset of gay guys who like fascism (Death in June, and that 'gay Nazi anime bodybuilder' guy who posts here sometimes).

    …and that ‘gay Nazi anime bodybuilder’ guy who posts here sometimes

    You’re not referring to my own frequent links to the amazing Tom of Finland, are you? Those are meant in irony, and to bring a chortle or two.

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    Let's not talk ill of the dead.
    , @Jack Hanson
    Nah he's referring to me.
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  250. Anon says: • Disclaimer

    Do conservatives know how to raise kids?

    Look at this clown ho.

    http://www.washingtonexaminer.com/article/2585389/

    Reagan and Nancy raised lousy kids.

    Bush and Barbara raised lousy kids.

    George W. Bush’s daughters are trash.

    Sarah Palin raised trashy morons.

    Boehner’s daughter…. barf.

    WHAT THE HELL IS WRONG WITH THESE PEOPLE? Don’t they know anything about parenting?

    Maybe conservative parents are not bad people, but maybe their conventional goodness makes for dullness and lack of inspiration. So, the kids find meaning through attachment with pop culture or some dumbass radical culture.

    I must say Neocons, ridiculous as they are, are better parents. People look down on William Kristol and John Podheaditz, and they surely don’t measure up to their fathers, but at least they became something.

    And as atrocious as Victoria Nuland is, she did her studies and became something.
    They take an active role in trying to learn about the world and doing something about it. Even if they make the world a worse place for others, they still learn something about the power and how to use it.

    But these white gentile conservative parents… what kinds of morons are they raising?

    Oh, has anyone heard from Christopher Buckley the Obama voter?

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    I think she has a late night gig on the EIB network. I doubt anybody hears her. In her ads she certainly sounds like a moronic robot.
    , @AP
    Romney seems to have done a great job with his 5 kids.
    , @ScarletNumber
    Why are Bush43's daughter's "trash"?
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  251. Lagertha says:
    @Reg Cæsar

    As far as accents, secular Jews my age who grew up in Manhattan speak normal General American English, but Long Islanders and NJ natives still have the “cauwfee” accent
     
    John Sebastian and Arlo Guthrie grew up in Greenwich Village, but I don't hear a trace of the city in their speech.

    Nor with Anderson Cooper, though he was a class or two above them. At first I saw something vaguely Southern in Cooper, and turned out to be right. He was the littler kid in Wyatt Cooper's Families, which I read back in the '70s.

    I believe Anderson was happy to see that he can continue to thrive as a reporter (with a famous mother and iconic surname and all) without having to adhere to hetero expectations. I like him. He never makes me want to throw something at my very expensive TV even when I disagree with him.

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  252. Lagertha says:
    @Reg Cæsar

    haha! love you guys! Hogan’s Heroes, sigh.
     
    Are you referring to Bob Crane's real-life antics, which may have gotten him targeted for murder?

    No, duh, – it’s 1 am EST. I think SFG was just jesting, and well, I get mad when my opinion is ridiculed – as if you guys didn’t notice that. So, no Bob Crane’s life is like my grandfather’s (or like Hitler’s) – we will never know why they did stuff, said stuff. OK, Bob and my Grandpa were not delusional nor psychopaths like Hitler, and well, that was my point. I think SFG is just making fun of me, which is ok….seriously, so many guys are so “quick to anger and speculation,” according to passages in my Granpa’s bio. Don’t read so much between the lines. OT: I am trying not to, with Steve missing and all.

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    I most definitely was, though I wasn't trying to be malicious.

    It was sort of an attempt at meta-humor, and you can judge how well the various layers worked.

    First of all, I think your original intention was, 'can you guys stop comparing everyone to Hitler?' This is a quite valid criticism of a meme that's gotten way out of control.

    However, by saying 'fetishizing', you're leaving open the possibility of *admiring* Hitler, which many of the farther-right commenters do, which surprises newbies. Thus, 'you must be new here'.

    'You must be new here' is also an old Slashdot (technology site) meme from a few years ago, where someone is surprised that all the posters like Linux/video games/etc. and someone replies, 'you must be new here'. The implication is that the posters here are also nerdy single guys, presumably many of whom live in their parents' basement. Since I am a nerdy single guy myself I don't see this as particularly insulting.

    One more thing:

    " I get mad when my opinion is ridiculed "--you might want to try to get over that if you're going to argue about politics on the Internet. ;)

    Enjoy!

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  253. Lagertha says:
    @Reg Cæsar

    …and that ‘gay Nazi anime bodybuilder’ guy who posts here sometimes
     
    You're not referring to my own frequent links to the amazing Tom of Finland, are you? Those are meant in irony, and to bring a chortle or two.

    Let’s not talk ill of the dead.

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  254. @Mark Caplan
    Hitler was a left wing socialist who loved Muslims, abortion, euthanasia, and gun control.

    Hitler had a visceral hatred of Communists, so "left-wing socialist" misses the mark. Hitler said he hated Jews because every Jew was a Bolshevik and an Internationalist.

    Hitler was pro-life: he forbid Aryan women from having abortions and encouraged large family size. Hitler adored Islam because it was a barbaric, warrior cult. He wished Germany had been an Islamic nation. Hitler liberalized gun and rifle ownership. Hitler had digestive problems so avoided certain foods for practical reasons, but not because he was a vegetarian. He ate meat once in a while.

    Come on, guys. The Nazi phenomenon does not map neatly onto modern US politics, so saying Hitler was either A or ~A is often wrong.

    For example, in the case of sexuality, the Nazi’s originally supported traditional Christian mores, and used it as a political tool against the Communists, but over time evolved in other directions, including promotion of open sexual relationships and experimentation.

    Likewise, the Nazis seem to have been both anti- and pro- gun control at different periods and for different populations.

    Being pro-Islam was edgy and popular with some people in Europe, as were other alternative religious ideas.

    Being anti-some-specific-Communists-in-a-specific-time-and-place does not absolve you of being a socialist either. Socialism and factional infighting go hand-in-hand. But Hitler’s motivations were not the bringing about of the Communist utopia.

    Let’s just stop comparing Hitler to modern politics…

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    The similarities of Trump to Hitler:

    Both are nationalists and populists.

    Both are showmen of the lower middle class to working class, raging against their elites in the name of "the people" (see above), and can connect with their supporters on a real emotional level.

    That's about it. America and 1920s-1930s Germany are so different from each other that although Trump and Hitler are analogous to each other in terms of their base and national orientation, they have little in common. An "American Hitler", a "Chinese Hitler", a "Maori Hitler" etc. are not really Hitlers.
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  255. For example, in the case of sexuality, the Nazi’s originally supported traditional Christian mores, and used it as a political tool against the Communists, but over time evolved in other directions, including promotion of open sexual relationships and experimentation.

    I remember reading in a film encyclopedia published about 35 years ago (wish I could remember which one) that Germany in the National Socialist era had among the loosest film censorship policies in the world. We had the Hays code.

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    That would make sense, since filmmakers likely to offend the regime's sensibilities were probably already in exile or in camps.
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  256. Anon says: • Disclaimer

    Ted Cruz looks like Grover

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    Ted Cruz looks like Grover
     
    And they both have presidential names.
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  257. @Anon
    Ted Cruz looks like Grover

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

    Ted Cruz looks like Grover

    And they both have presidential names.

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  258. Dave Pinsen says: • Website
    @Reg Cæsar

    For example, in the case of sexuality, the Nazi’s originally supported traditional Christian mores, and used it as a political tool against the Communists, but over time evolved in other directions, including promotion of open sexual relationships and experimentation.
     
    I remember reading in a film encyclopedia published about 35 years ago (wish I could remember which one) that Germany in the National Socialist era had among the loosest film censorship policies in the world. We had the Hays code.

    That would make sense, since filmmakers likely to offend the regime’s sensibilities were probably already in exile or in camps.

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  259. Anonymous says: • Disclaimer

    If Hitler and the Nazis did not take power there would be no Holocaust and no white guilt as a result, so there would be no 1965 immigration act and the resulting immigration reforms in Canada and Australia in the mid-60s, and there would be no civil rights act, and Australia, Canada, and the UK would still be 95%-99% white today. Basically without white guilt as a result of World War 2 and the Holocaust there would be no pressure to lift the Chinese exculsion act in Canada, Australia, or the US, nor would be there any political pressure to lift the 1924 immigration restriction law.

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    And without Hitler there would be at least 100 million more Europeans in the world (when one considers the 20 million lost as a result of his rule plus the kids and grandkids those millions never had).
    , @ben tillman

    If Hitler and the Nazis did not take power there would be no Holocaust and no white guilt as a result, so there would be no 1965 immigration act and the resulting immigration reforms in Canada and Australia in the mid-60s, and there would be no civil rights act, and Australia, Canada, and the UK would still be 95%-99% white today. Basically without white guilt as a result of World War 2 and the Holocaust there would be no pressure to lift the Chinese exculsion act in Canada, Australia, or the US, nor would be there any political pressure to lift the 1924 immigration restriction law.
     
    All these things were in the works before Hitler came to power.
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  260. Nick Diaz says:

    Comparing America’s situation to Israel’s is asinine. Trying to argue for the same immigration policy and border control protocols of Israel on the grounds that the two countries face similar problems is even worse.

    Israel is a state in perpetual war, surrounded by hostile states full of people that want to kill them. Palestine is openly hostile to Israel. So is Saudi Arabia, Siria, Egypt and most other middle eastern states. A lot of the people who want entrance into Israel from the surrounding states want to kill Israelis. Because of that, strict immigration control and severe checks at the border are justified in Israel’s case.

    Conversely, most Mexicans just want to work in America. There aren’t many terrorists amongst Mexican immgrants who want to blow up Americans. Sure, there are some criminals among the Mexican immigrants, but their numbers are few, and they are not as dangerous as the suicide bombers that try to cross Israel’s borders.

    Therefore, trying to argue that Trump is justified in establishing severe border controls of the U.S’ borders because Netanyahu did that in Israel is completely idiotic because the situations of both countries are not comparable. But then, idiocy is the only thing one can expect from conservatives. You really cannot grasp nuance, because you’re just not smart.

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    and they are not as dangerous as the suicide bombers that try to cross Israel’s borders.

    More Americans are killed every year by Mexican illegal aliens, let alone Mexicans in the US, than suicide bombers in Israel.
    , @Anonymous
    So what's an acceptable number of criminals & terrorists coming over the border? 1000? 10,000?
    , @TWS
    The two problems are fundamentally the same. Plenty of illegal invaders come here and kill people. Sometimes on accident, sometimes by murder. We've had three illegal aliens kill people in my town in the last ten years. A town of less than 3500. Other rapes assaults and robberies can be directly laid at their feet.

    In addition, any more replacement means we live in a Latin American country. I no more want to live in Mexico or Guatemala north than Israelis want to live in Jordan, Syria or Egypt.
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  261. Anon says: • Disclaimer

    Logic

    If Donald Trump is American Hitler and American Netanyahu, then Netanyahu is a Jewish Hitler.

    No?

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  262. Anon says: • Disclaimer

    Trump disavowed Duke.

    Will he disavow Bickle?

    Bicklean politics came to rule.

    Clinton, Giuliani, and Bloomberg followed it.

    Hipsters and yuppies owe their fortune to Bickle who said ‘clean it up’.

    In that sense, Travis Bickle was really a prophet.

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  263. LondonBob says:
    @Steve Sailer
    Jesse Ventura got bored being governor after 2 years. Ah-nold stuck it out more, but did have a tendency to reverse course, like after his initiatives lost in 2005.

    Huey Long was a dynamo for 2 years as governor of Louisiana, but then got switched to vendettas against his enemies mostly after that.

    Being President should allow him to get more golfing done. I think Trump is a traditional leader in the sense he sets an overall vision, chooses the people to implement that vision and then simply manages them. Have heard he is superb at delegating and he seems more than capable at negotiating and cajoling politicians and foreign leaders.

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  264. Anon says: • Disclaimer

    freaking hilarious

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  265. AndrewR says:
    @Harry Baldwin
    Congress makes immigration policy.

    President Obama has used executive orders as well as his control of agencies to make all sorts of changes to immigration policy, all by himself. If the next president would simply enforce the laws that exist and not seek to undermine those who are charged with enforcing the, we would be way ahead of the game.

    I will never forgive Dubya for hanging Border Patrol agents Ignacio Ramos and Jose Compean out to dry. (It's on the long list of things I will never forgive him for.)

    What??? Bush commuted both of their sentences.

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    I guess you didn't follow this story when it happened. He had his buddy prosecute then, to discourage other Border Patrol agents from taking on the narcos and to play lapdog to Vicente Fox. Then he let them rot in jail till his last day in office. Basically, he ruined their lives.
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  266. @Reg Cæsar

    …and that ‘gay Nazi anime bodybuilder’ guy who posts here sometimes
     
    You're not referring to my own frequent links to the amazing Tom of Finland, are you? Those are meant in irony, and to bring a chortle or two.

    Nah he’s referring to me.

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    No offense intended--it was your description. ;)
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  267. Corvinus says:
    @MarkinLA
    OK so you elect Cruz and he does nothing about the illegals at all, let's them stay as long as they work for nothing and does no enforcement. He also increases H-1Bs to 500,000 a year. He staples a green card to their butt if they attends two programming classes at ITT tech. He implements Bush II's proposed internet job listing program where if an employer posts a job and no American will take it anybody from around the world can and companies set up Dubai style work compounds where Pakistanis and Bangladeshis sleep on dirt floors and wait to be sent to jobs for 3 dollars an hour.

    Let's keep playing, what do you think Hillary or Rubio will do?

    “…you have to admit the media is constantly running stories about evil white people persecuting black people, and refusing to cover black-on-white crime, etc.”

    Some in the media, yes. Regarding “black-on-white crime”, it really depends on the background of the story. You’re run of the mill types end up on the cutting room floor. Not much interest there.

    You have to admit that there are a number of commenters here who repeatedly lament about Joos being responsible for the ills of the world.

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    Yes. Nobody said both the MSM and Unz commenters can't be biased.
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  268. Corvinus says:
    @Antonymous
    The Socratic Method, if Socrates were a petulant six year old. Thanks Corvinus for the laugh.

    “The Socratic Method, if Socrates were a petulant six year old. Thanks Corvinus for the laugh.”

    Well, I have to know my target audience. I was dumbing things down just for you, and you still have no clue. I suggest a primer on discourse.

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  269. Corvinus says:
    @Charles Erwin Wilson

    So, are you suggesting there will be “white on white” violence, merely because one group of whites believe that their fellow whites are acting “anti-white”?
     
    If things go far enough south it is a certainty. And no one knows where that line is until it is too late to reverse course.

    “If things go far enough south it is a certainty. And no one knows where that line is until it is too late to reverse course.”

    As you said, IF, and NO ONE KNOWS. You are expecting regular white males, with families, to simply take up arms in roving gangs and murder non-whites and their families, at worst, or beat up “vibrants: en masse, at best, without local law enforcement or the National Guard or the military to intervene. It makes for great fantasy.

    Praytell, will YOU be an active participate in the festivities, or choose to remain on the sidelines. Because I surmise that if you don’t have an AK47 in one hand and a Molotov Cocktail in the other hand, your fellow “whites” will confuse you for being “anti-white”.

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    Well Corvus you already have these anti-fa clowns attacking whites for having anything to do with whiteness.

    http://www.dailykos.com/story/2012/05/20/1093174/-Anti-fascists-Attack-White-Nationalists-in-Chicago-Suburb
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  270. iffen says:
    @Charles Erwin Wilson
    VP: Ann Coulter

    Absolutely not. He needs a woman that would be the polar opposite of Coulter in every way.

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    Absolutely not. He needs a woman that would be the exact copy of Coulter in every way... as assassination insurance.
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  271. iffen says:
    @Reg Cæsar

    Back to an important subject; who is best for Trump as a VP?

     

    Two of John Tyler's grandsons are still alive, though they've got over a decade on the Donald.

    He needs a woman with solid Republican credentials from the Rust Belt who has demonstrated that she can think independently. (There may not be any.)

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  272. JSM says:
    @iffen
    Absolutely not. He needs a woman that would be the polar opposite of Coulter in every way.

    Absolutely not. He needs a woman that would be the exact copy of Coulter in every way… as assassination insurance.

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    Assassination insurance will only be needed if he is elected. Unless he increases his "moderate" and female vote he will not be elected.
    , @anon
    exactly
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  273. SFG says:
    @Jack Hanson
    Nah he's referring to me.

    No offense intended–it was your description. ;)

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  274. SFG says:
    @Lagertha
    No, duh, - it's 1 am EST. I think SFG was just jesting, and well, I get mad when my opinion is ridiculed - as if you guys didn't notice that. So, no Bob Crane's life is like my grandfather's (or like Hitler's) - we will never know why they did stuff, said stuff. OK, Bob and my Grandpa were not delusional nor psychopaths like Hitler, and well, that was my point. I think SFG is just making fun of me, which is ok....seriously, so many guys are so "quick to anger and speculation," according to passages in my Granpa's bio. Don't read so much between the lines. OT: I am trying not to, with Steve missing and all.

    I most definitely was, though I wasn’t trying to be malicious.

    It was sort of an attempt at meta-humor, and you can judge how well the various layers worked.

    First of all, I think your original intention was, ‘can you guys stop comparing everyone to Hitler?’ This is a quite valid criticism of a meme that’s gotten way out of control.

    However, by saying ‘fetishizing’, you’re leaving open the possibility of *admiring* Hitler, which many of the farther-right commenters do, which surprises newbies. Thus, ‘you must be new here’.

    ‘You must be new here’ is also an old Slashdot (technology site) meme from a few years ago, where someone is surprised that all the posters like Linux/video games/etc. and someone replies, ‘you must be new here’. The implication is that the posters here are also nerdy single guys, presumably many of whom live in their parents’ basement. Since I am a nerdy single guy myself I don’t see this as particularly insulting.

    One more thing:

    ” I get mad when my opinion is ridiculed “–you might want to try to get over that if you’re going to argue about politics on the Internet. ;)

    Enjoy!

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    Point taken. Also, I get feisty and am too emotional. Good point, too, about 'fetish-...' Hitler was a despicable person - just hate it when people (this case Trump) are labeled to be like him...no one is like another person. The desperation of the media to negatively label Trump is just getting more and more tedious. I keep thinking: why did the GOP not find a more remarkable candidate they would be satisfied with since they started with 17, and they had 4 years to think about it? That Trump has become popular, Hitler, Mussolini, KKK smear words are used daily to pound it into the public that he is a bad choice. I get what the purpose is, but it just annoys me. Ok, moving on.
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  275. MarkinLA says:
    @Corvinus
    "If things go far enough south it is a certainty. And no one knows where that line is until it is too late to reverse course."

    As you said, IF, and NO ONE KNOWS. You are expecting regular white males, with families, to simply take up arms in roving gangs and murder non-whites and their families, at worst, or beat up "vibrants: en masse, at best, without local law enforcement or the National Guard or the military to intervene. It makes for great fantasy.

    Praytell, will YOU be an active participate in the festivities, or choose to remain on the sidelines. Because I surmise that if you don't have an AK47 in one hand and a Molotov Cocktail in the other hand, your fellow "whites" will confuse you for being "anti-white".

    Well Corvus you already have these anti-fa clowns attacking whites for having anything to do with whiteness.

    http://www.dailykos.com/story/2012/05/20/1093174/-Anti-fascists-Attack-White-Nationalists-in-Chicago-Suburb

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    "Well Corvus you already have these anti-fa clowns attacking whites for having anything to do with whiteness."

    Yes, we have a group of whites who planned a dastardly attack on a group of white nationalists who sought to meet in private and conduct their own affairs.

    Now, if this group of whites are "anti-white", then why did they form a group? Why are hanging around each other if they hate themselves as "whites"? Is it not conceivable this group of whites are opposed to the ideology of another group of whites, rather than whites as a race?

    Moreover, the story you linked to, now how many similar incidents (where a "pro-white" group is mauled by an "anti-white" group) have occurred with the past three months? six months? one year? five years? ten years?

    It would really help if your could give particulars as to what is "pro-white" and/or "anti-white" behavior...
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  276. MarkinLA says:
    @Anon
    Do conservatives know how to raise kids?

    Look at this clown ho.

    http://www.washingtonexaminer.com/article/2585389/

    Reagan and Nancy raised lousy kids.

    Bush and Barbara raised lousy kids.

    George W. Bush's daughters are trash.

    Sarah Palin raised trashy morons.

    Boehner's daughter.... barf.

    WHAT THE HELL IS WRONG WITH THESE PEOPLE? Don't they know anything about parenting?

    Maybe conservative parents are not bad people, but maybe their conventional goodness makes for dullness and lack of inspiration. So, the kids find meaning through attachment with pop culture or some dumbass radical culture.

    I must say Neocons, ridiculous as they are, are better parents. People look down on William Kristol and John Podheaditz, and they surely don't measure up to their fathers, but at least they became something.

    And as atrocious as Victoria Nuland is, she did her studies and became something.
    They take an active role in trying to learn about the world and doing something about it. Even if they make the world a worse place for others, they still learn something about the power and how to use it.

    But these white gentile conservative parents... what kinds of morons are they raising?

    Oh, has anyone heard from Christopher Buckley the Obama voter?

    I think she has a late night gig on the EIB network. I doubt anybody hears her. In her ads she certainly sounds like a moronic robot.

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  277. MarkinLA says:
    @Nick Diaz
    Comparing America's situation to Israel's is asinine. Trying to argue for the same immigration policy and border control protocols of Israel on the grounds that the two countries face similar problems is even worse.

    Israel is a state in perpetual war, surrounded by hostile states full of people that want to kill them. Palestine is openly hostile to Israel. So is Saudi Arabia, Siria, Egypt and most other middle eastern states. A lot of the people who want entrance into Israel from the surrounding states want to kill Israelis. Because of that, strict immigration control and severe checks at the border are justified in Israel's case.

    Conversely, most Mexicans just want to work in America. There aren't many terrorists amongst Mexican immgrants who want to blow up Americans. Sure, there are some criminals among the Mexican immigrants, but their numbers are few, and they are not as dangerous as the suicide bombers that try to cross Israel's borders.

    Therefore, trying to argue that Trump is justified in establishing severe border controls of the U.S' borders because Netanyahu did that in Israel is completely idiotic because the situations of both countries are not comparable. But then, idiocy is the only thing one can expect from conservatives. You really cannot grasp nuance, because you're just not smart.

    and they are not as dangerous as the suicide bombers that try to cross Israel’s borders.

    More Americans are killed every year by Mexican illegal aliens, let alone Mexicans in the US, than suicide bombers in Israel.

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  278. AP says:
    @Anon
    Do conservatives know how to raise kids?

    Look at this clown ho.

    http://www.washingtonexaminer.com/article/2585389/

    Reagan and Nancy raised lousy kids.

    Bush and Barbara raised lousy kids.

    George W. Bush's daughters are trash.

    Sarah Palin raised trashy morons.

    Boehner's daughter.... barf.

    WHAT THE HELL IS WRONG WITH THESE PEOPLE? Don't they know anything about parenting?

    Maybe conservative parents are not bad people, but maybe their conventional goodness makes for dullness and lack of inspiration. So, the kids find meaning through attachment with pop culture or some dumbass radical culture.

    I must say Neocons, ridiculous as they are, are better parents. People look down on William Kristol and John Podheaditz, and they surely don't measure up to their fathers, but at least they became something.

    And as atrocious as Victoria Nuland is, she did her studies and became something.
    They take an active role in trying to learn about the world and doing something about it. Even if they make the world a worse place for others, they still learn something about the power and how to use it.

    But these white gentile conservative parents... what kinds of morons are they raising?

    Oh, has anyone heard from Christopher Buckley the Obama voter?

    Romney seems to have done a great job with his 5 kids.

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  279. AP says:
    @Anonymous
    If Hitler and the Nazis did not take power there would be no Holocaust and no white guilt as a result, so there would be no 1965 immigration act and the resulting immigration reforms in Canada and Australia in the mid-60s, and there would be no civil rights act, and Australia, Canada, and the UK would still be 95%-99% white today. Basically without white guilt as a result of World War 2 and the Holocaust there would be no pressure to lift the Chinese exculsion act in Canada, Australia, or the US, nor would be there any political pressure to lift the 1924 immigration restriction law.

    And without Hitler there would be at least 100 million more Europeans in the world (when one considers the 20 million lost as a result of his rule plus the kids and grandkids those millions never had).

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    Unless, of course, the Worldwide Communist Revolution hadn't gotten its fingers buzzsawed when it bumped up against Nazi Germany and consequently changed its tactics. In which case, the Bolsheviks could have been counted on to continue pursuing their usual mass-murdering habits, ultimately killing hundreds of millions, not merely the tens of millions as in Russia, of white people worldwide..
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  280. AP says:
    @Chrisnonymous
    Come on, guys. The Nazi phenomenon does not map neatly onto modern US politics, so saying Hitler was either A or ~A is often wrong.

    For example, in the case of sexuality, the Nazi's originally supported traditional Christian mores, and used it as a political tool against the Communists, but over time evolved in other directions, including promotion of open sexual relationships and experimentation.

    Likewise, the Nazis seem to have been both anti- and pro- gun control at different periods and for different populations.

    Being pro-Islam was edgy and popular with some people in Europe, as were other alternative religious ideas.

    Being anti-some-specific-Communists-in-a-specific-time-and-place does not absolve you of being a socialist either. Socialism and factional infighting go hand-in-hand. But Hitler's motivations were not the bringing about of the Communist utopia.

    Let's just stop comparing Hitler to modern politics...

    The similarities of Trump to Hitler:

    Both are nationalists and populists.

    Both are showmen of the lower middle class to working class, raging against their elites in the name of “the people” (see above), and can connect with their supporters on a real emotional level.

    That’s about it. America and 1920s-1930s Germany are so different from each other that although Trump and Hitler are analogous to each other in terms of their base and national orientation, they have little in common. An “American Hitler”, a “Chinese Hitler”, a “Maori Hitler” etc. are not really Hitlers.

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    It's very convenient for elites, isn't it, that disagreeing with elites gets you a comparison with Hitler?

    Actually, I wouldn't even go so far as to compare their populism. Hitler was a failure before politics, whereas Trump is a billionaire business-owner who could profit off the current system if he wanted. Moreover, Hitler targeted Jews as scape-goats for other problems. But Muslims are not scapegoats for terrorism, they are the source of terrorism. The situations are too different to stand comparison.
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  281. SFG says:
    @Corvinus
    "...you have to admit the media is constantly running stories about evil white people persecuting black people, and refusing to cover black-on-white crime, etc."

    Some in the media, yes. Regarding "black-on-white crime", it really depends on the background of the story. You're run of the mill types end up on the cutting room floor. Not much interest there.

    You have to admit that there are a number of commenters here who repeatedly lament about Joos being responsible for the ills of the world.

    Yes. Nobody said both the MSM and Unz commenters can’t be biased.

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  282. @iffen
    Back to an important subject; who is best for Trump as a VP?

    I think he has to do something about the lower % he gets from women.

    Is it too late to get Susan Collins to move to Michigan or Pennsylvania?

    Congresswoman Martha McSally of Arizona. Whether the Dems put up Joaquin Castro or Deval Patrick, either one is going to look really ridiculous next to a decorated fighter pilot.

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    Good prospect, especially the potential contrasts to the other side that you point out.

    Only one term.

    He already has the "tired of politicians" vote.

    He needs to get the moderate vote. He needs to get the ones that were frightened by the idea of a President Palin.
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  283. Corvinus says:
    @MarkinLA
    Well Corvus you already have these anti-fa clowns attacking whites for having anything to do with whiteness.

    http://www.dailykos.com/story/2012/05/20/1093174/-Anti-fascists-Attack-White-Nationalists-in-Chicago-Suburb

    “Well Corvus you already have these anti-fa clowns attacking whites for having anything to do with whiteness.”

    Yes, we have a group of whites who planned a dastardly attack on a group of white nationalists who sought to meet in private and conduct their own affairs.

    Now, if this group of whites are “anti-white”, then why did they form a group? Why are hanging around each other if they hate themselves as “whites”? Is it not conceivable this group of whites are opposed to the ideology of another group of whites, rather than whites as a race?

    Moreover, the story you linked to, now how many similar incidents (where a “pro-white” group is mauled by an “anti-white” group) have occurred with the past three months? six months? one year? five years? ten years?

    It would really help if your could give particulars as to what is “pro-white” and/or “anti-white” behavior…

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    *My comment was rejected, maybe it was too heated. I've edited and re-submitted:

    Corvinus, this is dishonest.

    You ask me to define anti-white, but noone ever has to define white supremacist racist etc.

    In the antiwhite worldview, forcing mass immigration and “diversity” onto All white populations and Only white populations is normal and sensible. The default moral position is demographic displacement of European peoples. Anyone who questions why is a fringe radical racistsupremacistblahblahblahsameoldcrap. The definition of THOSE terms aren't up for discussion.

    White people are, what, 8% of the world’s population, compared to 25-30% Indian and Oriental each? They are in a terrible demographic position and are the only people in danger of becoming minorities in their ancestral homelands, with nowhere to go in the face of targeted cultural and demographic attack.

    Shouldn’t someone be worried about European “minorities”?
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  284. iffen says:
    @JSM
    Absolutely not. He needs a woman that would be the exact copy of Coulter in every way... as assassination insurance.

    Assassination insurance will only be needed if he is elected. Unless he increases his “moderate” and female vote he will not be elected.

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  285. iffen says:
    @The Man From K Street
    Congresswoman Martha McSally of Arizona. Whether the Dems put up Joaquin Castro or Deval Patrick, either one is going to look really ridiculous next to a decorated fighter pilot.

    Good prospect, especially the potential contrasts to the other side that you point out.

    Only one term.

    He already has the “tired of politicians” vote.

    He needs to get the moderate vote. He needs to get the ones that were frightened by the idea of a President Palin.

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  286. @AP
    The similarities of Trump to Hitler:

    Both are nationalists and populists.

    Both are showmen of the lower middle class to working class, raging against their elites in the name of "the people" (see above), and can connect with their supporters on a real emotional level.

    That's about it. America and 1920s-1930s Germany are so different from each other that although Trump and Hitler are analogous to each other in terms of their base and national orientation, they have little in common. An "American Hitler", a "Chinese Hitler", a "Maori Hitler" etc. are not really Hitlers.

    It’s very convenient for elites, isn’t it, that disagreeing with elites gets you a comparison with Hitler?

    Actually, I wouldn’t even go so far as to compare their populism. Hitler was a failure before politics, whereas Trump is a billionaire business-owner who could profit off the current system if he wanted. Moreover, Hitler targeted Jews as scape-goats for other problems. But Muslims are not scapegoats for terrorism, they are the source of terrorism. The situations are too different to stand comparison.

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    For some reason my reply got stuck in eternal moderation, so I'll try again:

    It’s very convenient for elites, isn’t it, that disagreeing with elites gets you a comparison with Hitler?
     
    Sometimes what is convenient is also true. Both Hitler and Trump disparage the elites in the eyes of the lower middle class, for national-populist reasons. Both the Nazi and Trumpist phenomena represent a rebellion of the parts of the country’s core natives against its elite. Trump is to Hitler as Romney and the Republican Establishment are to Papen et al. Cruz (who is a Protestant of some anti-Catholic Zionist sect) might be analogous in the 1930s German case, to those conservative Catholics whom the Nazis persecuted. Bavaria and the traditional Catholic parts of Germany that didn’t vote for Hitler might be analogous to Cruz’s base in places like Iowa, Mormon country, or western Michigan.

    Hitler was a failure before politics, whereas Trump is a billionaire business-owner who could profit off the current system if he wanted
     
    Hitler started off dirt poor and got into politics fairly young. It’s not really a fair comparison. He certainly accomplished more (in his chosen field, politics) by the time he was in his forties, than Trump did.

    Actually, I wouldn’t even go so far as to compare their populism.
     
    Both are populists and thus not conservatives in the traditional sense.

    Hitler targeted Jews as scape-goats for other problems. But Muslims are not scapegoats for terrorism, they are the source of terrorism. The situations are too different to stand comparison.
     
    Agreed. That’s why I wrote: “America and 1920s-1930s Germany are so different from each other that although Trump and Hitler are analogous to each other in terms of their base and national orientation, they have little in common. An “American Hitler”, a “Chinese Hitler”, a “Maori Hitler” etc. are not really Hitlers.”
    , @AP
    For some reason my reply got stuck in eternal moderation, so I'll try again:

    It’s very convenient for elites, isn’t it, that disagreeing with elites gets you a comparison with Hitler?
     
    Sometimes what is convenient is also true. Both Hitler and Trump disparage the elites in the eyes of the lower middle class, for national-populist reasons. Both the Nazi and Trumpist phenomena represent a rebellion of the parts of the country’s core natives against its elite. Trump is to Hitler as Romney and the Republican Establishment are to Papen et al. Cruz (who is a Protestant of some anti-Catholic Zionist sect) might be analogous in the 1930s German case, to those conservative Catholics whom the Nazis persecuted. Bavaria and the traditional Catholic parts of Germany that didn’t vote for Hitler might be analogous to Cruz’s base in places like Iowa, Mormon country, or western Michigan.

    Hitler was a failure before politics, whereas Trump is a billionaire business-owner who could profit off the current system if he wanted
     
    Hitler started off dirt poor and got into politics fairly young. It’s not really a fair comparison. He certainly accomplished more (in his chosen field, politics) by the time he was in his forties, than Trump did.

    Actually, I wouldn’t even go so far as to compare their populism.
     
    Both are populists and thus not conservatives in the traditional sense.

    Hitler targeted Jews as scape-goats for other problems. But Muslims are not scapegoats for terrorism, they are the source of terrorism. The situations are too different to stand comparison.
     
    Agreed. That’s why I wrote: “America and 1920s-1930s Germany are so different from each other that although Trump and Hitler are analogous to each other in terms of their base and national orientation, they have little in common. An “American Hitler”, a “Chinese Hitler”, a “Maori Hitler” etc. are not really Hitlers.”
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  287. Anonymous says: • Disclaimer
    @Nick Diaz
    Comparing America's situation to Israel's is asinine. Trying to argue for the same immigration policy and border control protocols of Israel on the grounds that the two countries face similar problems is even worse.

    Israel is a state in perpetual war, surrounded by hostile states full of people that want to kill them. Palestine is openly hostile to Israel. So is Saudi Arabia, Siria, Egypt and most other middle eastern states. A lot of the people who want entrance into Israel from the surrounding states want to kill Israelis. Because of that, strict immigration control and severe checks at the border are justified in Israel's case.

    Conversely, most Mexicans just want to work in America. There aren't many terrorists amongst Mexican immgrants who want to blow up Americans. Sure, there are some criminals among the Mexican immigrants, but their numbers are few, and they are not as dangerous as the suicide bombers that try to cross Israel's borders.

    Therefore, trying to argue that Trump is justified in establishing severe border controls of the U.S' borders because Netanyahu did that in Israel is completely idiotic because the situations of both countries are not comparable. But then, idiocy is the only thing one can expect from conservatives. You really cannot grasp nuance, because you're just not smart.

    So what’s an acceptable number of criminals & terrorists coming over the border? 1000? 10,000?

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  288. Lagertha says:
    @SFG
    I most definitely was, though I wasn't trying to be malicious.

    It was sort of an attempt at meta-humor, and you can judge how well the various layers worked.

    First of all, I think your original intention was, 'can you guys stop comparing everyone to Hitler?' This is a quite valid criticism of a meme that's gotten way out of control.

    However, by saying 'fetishizing', you're leaving open the possibility of *admiring* Hitler, which many of the farther-right commenters do, which surprises newbies. Thus, 'you must be new here'.

    'You must be new here' is also an old Slashdot (technology site) meme from a few years ago, where someone is surprised that all the posters like Linux/video games/etc. and someone replies, 'you must be new here'. The implication is that the posters here are also nerdy single guys, presumably many of whom live in their parents' basement. Since I am a nerdy single guy myself I don't see this as particularly insulting.

    One more thing:

    " I get mad when my opinion is ridiculed "--you might want to try to get over that if you're going to argue about politics on the Internet. ;)

    Enjoy!

    Point taken. Also, I get feisty and am too emotional. Good point, too, about ‘fetish-…’ Hitler was a despicable person – just hate it when people (this case Trump) are labeled to be like him…no one is like another person. The desperation of the media to negatively label Trump is just getting more and more tedious. I keep thinking: why did the GOP not find a more remarkable candidate they would be satisfied with since they started with 17, and they had 4 years to think about it? That Trump has become popular, Hitler, Mussolini, KKK smear words are used daily to pound it into the public that he is a bad choice. I get what the purpose is, but it just annoys me. Ok, moving on.

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  289. Nick Diaz says:

    “More Americans are killed every year by Mexican illegal aliens, let alone Mexicans in the US, than suicide bombers in Israel”

    Suicide bombers are just one category of people that enter Israel from the surrounding state with the intention of killing Israelis. Probably more Israelis are murdered by Arabs than Americans by Mexicans.

    But let’s assume that you are right. We are talking proportions here, and not absolute numbers. Israel is a tiny state, and far less people try to enter it than Mexicans cross the American border. In terms of proportions, there is no question that there are far, far more potential murderers entering Israel from the surrounding states than among Mexican immigrants to America.

    Again: the immigration situations of both countries are not comparable.

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    Obvious nonsense - whether in absolute numbers or proportions.

    What you don't realise you're saying is: Israel gets more despite actively seeking to prevent it while the US gets less while actively promoting it.
    , @MarkinLA
    If even one American is killed by an illegal alien it is worth it to deport every illegal. How can you put a price on life?
    , @anowow
    If you follow this charlatan's posting history, you see his hypocrisy. He says Muslim immigrants are dangerous when it comes to Israel and therefore Israel is justified in stringent immigration policies, but these same people aren't necessarily dangerous when entering the West. What is it?

    Nick Diaz is an ethnic chauvinist (his gratuitous disparaging comments about Anglos as evidence) or hasbara troll posing, or has convinced himself, that he is a libertarian.

    Anglo virtue-signaling Universalist b.s. and myopic hyper-individualism has allowed vipers like this into our midst.
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  290. TWS says:
    @Nick Diaz
    Comparing America's situation to Israel's is asinine. Trying to argue for the same immigration policy and border control protocols of Israel on the grounds that the two countries face similar problems is even worse.

    Israel is a state in perpetual war, surrounded by hostile states full of people that want to kill them. Palestine is openly hostile to Israel. So is Saudi Arabia, Siria, Egypt and most other middle eastern states. A lot of the people who want entrance into Israel from the surrounding states want to kill Israelis. Because of that, strict immigration control and severe checks at the border are justified in Israel's case.

    Conversely, most Mexicans just want to work in America. There aren't many terrorists amongst Mexican immgrants who want to blow up Americans. Sure, there are some criminals among the Mexican immigrants, but their numbers are few, and they are not as dangerous as the suicide bombers that try to cross Israel's borders.

    Therefore, trying to argue that Trump is justified in establishing severe border controls of the U.S' borders because Netanyahu did that in Israel is completely idiotic because the situations of both countries are not comparable. But then, idiocy is the only thing one can expect from conservatives. You really cannot grasp nuance, because you're just not smart.

    The two problems are fundamentally the same. Plenty of illegal invaders come here and kill people. Sometimes on accident, sometimes by murder. We’ve had three illegal aliens kill people in my town in the last ten years. A town of less than 3500. Other rapes assaults and robberies can be directly laid at their feet.

    In addition, any more replacement means we live in a Latin American country. I no more want to live in Mexico or Guatemala north than Israelis want to live in Jordan, Syria or Egypt.

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  291. anon says: • Disclaimer
    @Anonymous
    You obviously have no idea what universities and corporations are doing these days. Only Blacks and Hispanics count as "diversity".

    PC’s primary purpose is to be anti-white so definitions vary with context.

    In the context of things like employment, college places, average incomes etc Asians are invisible because they spoil the media’s anti-white narrative but in the context of HUD’s policy to eradicate whitopias Asians become visible again.

    In the context of *housing* Asians are visible and
    - 100% Asian counts as 100% diverse
    - 100% White counts as 100% not diverse.

    If/when the asian-looking children of people like Zuckerberg are using the same con trick on East Asians in Japan / Korea etc then it would be 100% Japanese / Korean etc that would count as 100% non-diverse.

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  292. Trump has 67% unfavorable nationally. Because he commands a majority of primary voters (a subset of republican voters) does NOT mean he can win the general election. And even if he did, he is NO conservative, NO reliable immigration patriot. He’s a opportunistic buffoon.

    Immigration Patriots who support Trump are aiming for a rhetorically satisfying loss and not an actual win. Was his Mexican wall speech great? yes. Was it great to see someone blow off the Twitter hysterics? yes. Have the Establishment candidates who were elected proven to be massive dissappointments? yes. Can Trump either win, or even be trusted if he did? NOPE.

    Actually, at this point, Trump has reached his maximum utility. He moved the Overton Window. He made it crystal clear to the establishment that, whatever their desire to Hispander to hope for general election wins, they risk total warfare from their own base if they do so. BUT, that is ALL he is good for. Further support is pyrrhic at best.

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    Yeah, now it is time for the strategic anti-immigration voter to pivot to Marco Rubio, their point having been made.

    (Do I need to add a '@@' or a '/ sarcasm' faux hashtag?)
    , @iffen
    It's too late Marco, even if you manage to win your home state.
    , @MarkinLA
    Well given that both Hillary and Sanders are now the candidates for President of Mexico, those "unfavorable" ratings may not mean much.

    On Hannity today Pat Buchanan said what everybody knows: Trump has a better chance of winning the general election than Cruz.

    You still haven't told us who we should vote for.
    , @JSM
    He’s a opportunistic buffoon. Oh, yes, please, let it be so. Let him be in it in because he selfishly wants to make for himself boocoo bucks building the Great Wall of Trump. So long as the wall actually gets built (and Trump *does* have a documented history of building stuff) I'm HAPPY!!!
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  293. anon says: • Disclaimer
    @JSM
    Absolutely not. He needs a woman that would be the exact copy of Coulter in every way... as assassination insurance.

    exactly

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  294. anon says: • Disclaimer

    Is Trump the new Kaganovitch?

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  295. @Lagertha
    haha! love you guys! Hogan's Heroes, sigh.

    Hogan’s Heroes came out in 1965, 20 years after the end of WWII. Most of the Americans who fought and survived WWII were still alive, with the great majority in their primes. It would be roughly equivalent of having a TV show about the Clinton impeachment now. For them, the memories were fresh.

    But 1965 was also 51 years ago. Hogan’s Heroes isn’t exactly current American culture, now, is it? Hell, I can say “I know NUZZING!” now and people in the 30s often have no idea what I’m talking about.

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  296. @Steve Sailer
    Jesse Ventura got bored being governor after 2 years. Ah-nold stuck it out more, but did have a tendency to reverse course, like after his initiatives lost in 2005.

    Huey Long was a dynamo for 2 years as governor of Louisiana, but then got switched to vendettas against his enemies mostly after that.

    The Presidency is a lot more exciting than governorship of Louisiana or Minnesota and a lot more like Trump’s current life. Flying around the world to socialize and/or negotiate with other bigwigs, delegating leadership of an empire, loosely supervising an umbrella of different ventures, doing press conferences, hosting parties with dignitaries and celebrities, rubber-stamping legislation…

    Congress is a huge, dysfunctional board that Trump will inevitably feud with, and he’s going to wage a non-stop war with the media, but otherwise I think it will be business as usual for him.

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  297. @Joe Regular
    Trump has 67% unfavorable nationally. Because he commands a majority of primary voters (a subset of republican voters) does NOT mean he can win the general election. And even if he did, he is NO conservative, NO reliable immigration patriot. He's a opportunistic buffoon.

    Immigration Patriots who support Trump are aiming for a rhetorically satisfying loss and not an actual win. Was his Mexican wall speech great? yes. Was it great to see someone blow off the Twitter hysterics? yes. Have the Establishment candidates who were elected proven to be massive dissappointments? yes. Can Trump either win, or even be trusted if he did? NOPE.

    Actually, at this point, Trump has reached his maximum utility. He moved the Overton Window. He made it crystal clear to the establishment that, whatever their desire to Hispander to hope for general election wins, they risk total warfare from their own base if they do so. BUT, that is ALL he is good for. Further support is pyrrhic at best.

    Yeah, now it is time for the strategic anti-immigration voter to pivot to Marco Rubio, their point having been made.

    (Do I need to add a ‘@@’ or a ‘/ sarcasm’ faux hashtag?)

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  298. @Steve Sailer
    Jesse Ventura got bored being governor after 2 years. Ah-nold stuck it out more, but did have a tendency to reverse course, like after his initiatives lost in 2005.

    Huey Long was a dynamo for 2 years as governor of Louisiana, but then got switched to vendettas against his enemies mostly after that.

    Jesse Ventura got bored being governor after 2 years.

    I don’t recall Mae Schunk picking up the slack, but the state ran pretty well by itself in those years.

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  299. anon says: • Disclaimer
    @Nick Diaz
    @MarkinLA

    "More Americans are killed every year by Mexican illegal aliens, let alone Mexicans in the US, than suicide bombers in Israel"

    Suicide bombers are just one category of people that enter Israel from the surrounding state with the intention of killing Israelis. Probably more Israelis are murdered by Arabs than Americans by Mexicans.

    But let's assume that you are right. We are talking proportions here, and not absolute numbers. Israel is a tiny state, and far less people try to enter it than Mexicans cross the American border. In terms of proportions, there is no question that there are far, far more potential murderers entering Israel from the surrounding states than among Mexican immigrants to America.

    Again: the immigration situations of both countries are not comparable.

    Obvious nonsense – whether in absolute numbers or proportions.

    What you don’t realise you’re saying is: Israel gets more despite actively seeking to prevent it while the US gets less while actively promoting it.

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  300. @AndrewR
    What??? Bush commuted both of their sentences.

    I guess you didn’t follow this story when it happened. He had his buddy prosecute then, to discourage other Border Patrol agents from taking on the narcos and to play lapdog to Vicente Fox. Then he let them rot in jail till his last day in office. Basically, he ruined their lives.

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  301. iffen says:
    @Joe Regular
    Trump has 67% unfavorable nationally. Because he commands a majority of primary voters (a subset of republican voters) does NOT mean he can win the general election. And even if he did, he is NO conservative, NO reliable immigration patriot. He's a opportunistic buffoon.

    Immigration Patriots who support Trump are aiming for a rhetorically satisfying loss and not an actual win. Was his Mexican wall speech great? yes. Was it great to see someone blow off the Twitter hysterics? yes. Have the Establishment candidates who were elected proven to be massive dissappointments? yes. Can Trump either win, or even be trusted if he did? NOPE.

    Actually, at this point, Trump has reached his maximum utility. He moved the Overton Window. He made it crystal clear to the establishment that, whatever their desire to Hispander to hope for general election wins, they risk total warfare from their own base if they do so. BUT, that is ALL he is good for. Further support is pyrrhic at best.

    It’s too late Marco, even if you manage to win your home state.

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  302. res says:
    @Chrisnonymous
    Getting side-tracked by vendettas is going to be a big problem for a Trump administration. He seems not to be able to ignore or let go of personal attacks.

    Getting side-tracked by vendettas is going to be a big problem for a Trump administration. He seems not to be able to ignore or let go of personal attacks.

    I wonder about this. Did this trait show up in (and impact) his business dealings? I get more of a sense that he is following a “the best defense is a good offense” strategy and trying to make it clear to people they don’t want to get in a war with him. This is similar to his strategy of never settling lawsuits.

    I also think there is an element of maintaining his alpha status by not tolerating insults.

    Unclear to me how this might work in politics, but it did not seem to stop his success in business. However, I think it’s fair to say it is easier to walk away from any given deal than from an intractable political issue.

    It’s also hard to reconcile his supposed inability to let go with his ability to maintain good long term relationships with rivals.

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  303. guest says:
    @Chris Mallory

    Lincoln/FDR
     
    Two of the top five worst men to ever hold the office. Wilson, Johnson and the other idiot Roosevelt cousin round out the top five.

    I agree, though I would put Truman in before Johnson.

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  304. guest says:
    @Mark Caplan
    Hitler was a left wing socialist who loved Muslims, abortion, euthanasia, and gun control.

    Hitler had a visceral hatred of Communists, so "left-wing socialist" misses the mark. Hitler said he hated Jews because every Jew was a Bolshevik and an Internationalist.

    Hitler was pro-life: he forbid Aryan women from having abortions and encouraged large family size. Hitler adored Islam because it was a barbaric, warrior cult. He wished Germany had been an Islamic nation. Hitler liberalized gun and rifle ownership. Hitler had digestive problems so avoided certain foods for practical reasons, but not because he was a vegetarian. He ate meat once in a while.

    Left and right are relative terms (obviously), so you can be a left-wing socialist and hate Bolsheviks. I am to the right of both, which is the important thing. Commies and fellow-travelers of the last century adopted a “no enemies to the left, no friends to the right” strategy, not counting the strange Hitler-Stalin interlude. But that’s not to say every socialist everywhere ever did the same.

    Hitler had many enemies to left, which is not to say he was on the extreme right. You might think so listening to leftists and probably your junior high history book. But that’s because they have a warped perspective, whereby the rest of us don’t count.

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  305. MarkinLA says:
    @Joe Regular
    Trump has 67% unfavorable nationally. Because he commands a majority of primary voters (a subset of republican voters) does NOT mean he can win the general election. And even if he did, he is NO conservative, NO reliable immigration patriot. He's a opportunistic buffoon.

    Immigration Patriots who support Trump are aiming for a rhetorically satisfying loss and not an actual win. Was his Mexican wall speech great? yes. Was it great to see someone blow off the Twitter hysterics? yes. Have the Establishment candidates who were elected proven to be massive dissappointments? yes. Can Trump either win, or even be trusted if he did? NOPE.

    Actually, at this point, Trump has reached his maximum utility. He moved the Overton Window. He made it crystal clear to the establishment that, whatever their desire to Hispander to hope for general election wins, they risk total warfare from their own base if they do so. BUT, that is ALL he is good for. Further support is pyrrhic at best.

    Well given that both Hillary and Sanders are now the candidates for President of Mexico, those “unfavorable” ratings may not mean much.

    On Hannity today Pat Buchanan said what everybody knows: Trump has a better chance of winning the general election than Cruz.

    You still haven’t told us who we should vote for.

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  306. MarkinLA says:
    @Nick Diaz
    @MarkinLA

    "More Americans are killed every year by Mexican illegal aliens, let alone Mexicans in the US, than suicide bombers in Israel"

    Suicide bombers are just one category of people that enter Israel from the surrounding state with the intention of killing Israelis. Probably more Israelis are murdered by Arabs than Americans by Mexicans.

    But let's assume that you are right. We are talking proportions here, and not absolute numbers. Israel is a tiny state, and far less people try to enter it than Mexicans cross the American border. In terms of proportions, there is no question that there are far, far more potential murderers entering Israel from the surrounding states than among Mexican immigrants to America.

    Again: the immigration situations of both countries are not comparable.

    If even one American is killed by an illegal alien it is worth it to deport every illegal. How can you put a price on life?

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  307. AP says:
    @Chrisnonymous
    It's very convenient for elites, isn't it, that disagreeing with elites gets you a comparison with Hitler?

    Actually, I wouldn't even go so far as to compare their populism. Hitler was a failure before politics, whereas Trump is a billionaire business-owner who could profit off the current system if he wanted. Moreover, Hitler targeted Jews as scape-goats for other problems. But Muslims are not scapegoats for terrorism, they are the source of terrorism. The situations are too different to stand comparison.

    For some reason my reply got stuck in eternal moderation, so I’ll try again:

    It’s very convenient for elites, isn’t it, that disagreeing with elites gets you a comparison with Hitler?

    Sometimes what is convenient is also true. Both Hitler and Trump disparage the elites in the eyes of the lower middle class, for national-populist reasons. Both the Nazi and Trumpist phenomena represent a rebellion of the parts of the country’s core natives against its elite. Trump is to Hitler as Romney and the Republican Establishment are to Papen et al. Cruz (who is a Protestant of some anti-Catholic Zionist sect) might be analogous in the 1930s German case, to those conservative Catholics whom the Nazis persecuted. Bavaria and the traditional Catholic parts of Germany that didn’t vote for Hitler might be analogous to Cruz’s base in places like Iowa, Mormon country, or western Michigan.

    Hitler was a failure before politics, whereas Trump is a billionaire business-owner who could profit off the current system if he wanted

    Hitler started off dirt poor and got into politics fairly young. It’s not really a fair comparison. He certainly accomplished more (in his chosen field, politics) by the time he was in his forties, than Trump did.

    Actually, I wouldn’t even go so far as to compare their populism.

    Both are populists and thus not conservatives in the traditional sense.

    Hitler targeted Jews as scape-goats for other problems. But Muslims are not scapegoats for terrorism, they are the source of terrorism. The situations are too different to stand comparison.

    Agreed. That’s why I wrote: “America and 1920s-1930s Germany are so different from each other that although Trump and Hitler are analogous to each other in terms of their base and national orientation, they have little in common. An “American Hitler”, a “Chinese Hitler”, a “Maori Hitler” etc. are not really Hitlers.”

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  308. AP says:
    @Chrisnonymous
    It's very convenient for elites, isn't it, that disagreeing with elites gets you a comparison with Hitler?

    Actually, I wouldn't even go so far as to compare their populism. Hitler was a failure before politics, whereas Trump is a billionaire business-owner who could profit off the current system if he wanted. Moreover, Hitler targeted Jews as scape-goats for other problems. But Muslims are not scapegoats for terrorism, they are the source of terrorism. The situations are too different to stand comparison.

    For some reason my reply got stuck in eternal moderation, so I’ll try again:

    It’s very convenient for elites, isn’t it, that disagreeing with elites gets you a comparison with Hitler?

    Sometimes what is convenient is also true. Both Hitler and Trump disparage the elites in the eyes of the lower middle class, for national-populist reasons. Both the Nazi and Trumpist phenomena represent a rebellion of the parts of the country’s core natives against its elite. Trump is to Hitler as Romney and the Republican Establishment are to Papen et al. Cruz (who is a Protestant of some anti-Catholic Zionist sect) might be analogous in the 1930s German case, to those conservative Catholics whom the Nazis persecuted. Bavaria and the traditional Catholic parts of Germany that didn’t vote for Hitler might be analogous to Cruz’s base in places like Iowa, Mormon country, or western Michigan.

    Hitler was a failure before politics, whereas Trump is a billionaire business-owner who could profit off the current system if he wanted

    Hitler started off dirt poor and got into politics fairly young. It’s not really a fair comparison. He certainly accomplished more (in his chosen field, politics) by the time he was in his forties, than Trump did.

    Actually, I wouldn’t even go so far as to compare their populism.

    Both are populists and thus not conservatives in the traditional sense.

    Hitler targeted Jews as scape-goats for other problems. But Muslims are not scapegoats for terrorism, they are the source of terrorism. The situations are too different to stand comparison.

    Agreed. That’s why I wrote: “America and 1920s-1930s Germany are so different from each other that although Trump and Hitler are analogous to each other in terms of their base and national orientation, they have little in common. An “American Hitler”, a “Chinese Hitler”, a “Maori Hitler” etc. are not really Hitlers.”

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  309. Anonymous says: • Disclaimer
    @Corvinus
    "Well Corvus you already have these anti-fa clowns attacking whites for having anything to do with whiteness."

    Yes, we have a group of whites who planned a dastardly attack on a group of white nationalists who sought to meet in private and conduct their own affairs.

    Now, if this group of whites are "anti-white", then why did they form a group? Why are hanging around each other if they hate themselves as "whites"? Is it not conceivable this group of whites are opposed to the ideology of another group of whites, rather than whites as a race?

    Moreover, the story you linked to, now how many similar incidents (where a "pro-white" group is mauled by an "anti-white" group) have occurred with the past three months? six months? one year? five years? ten years?

    It would really help if your could give particulars as to what is "pro-white" and/or "anti-white" behavior...

    *My comment was rejected, maybe it was too heated. I’ve edited and re-submitted:

    Corvinus, this is dishonest.

    You ask me to define anti-white, but noone ever has to define white supremacist racist etc.

    In the antiwhite worldview, forcing mass immigration and “diversity” onto All white populations and Only white populations is normal and sensible. The default moral position is demographic displacement of European peoples. Anyone who questions why is a fringe radical racistsupremacistblahblahblahsameoldcrap. The definition of THOSE terms aren’t up for discussion.

    White people are, what, 8% of the world’s population, compared to 25-30% Indian and Oriental each? They are in a terrible demographic position and are the only people in danger of becoming minorities in their ancestral homelands, with nowhere to go in the face of targeted cultural and demographic attack.

    Shouldn’t someone be worried about European “minorities”?

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    “Corvinus, this is dishonest. You ask me to define anti-white, but noone ever has to define white supremacist racist etc.”

    Exactly. No one ever has to specify what those terms mean because they change to suit one’s narrative. That is why I am asking YOU or other people here to offer criteria as to what constitutes “anti-white”. Some people here throw around that term, I question them, then they have the audacity to tell me I know what it means, and thus there is no need to qualify it. Or, when they do provide a definition, I question it, and [whallah] there is no response back.

    “In the antiwhite worldview…”

    Define “antiwhite worldview”.

    “…forcing mass immigration and “diversity” onto All white populations and Only white populations is normal and sensible.”

    
First, there is no “forcing”. There is majority rule and consensus. Second, America has never been observably “all white” or “only white” in its history. There were Native Americans (reds) and/or African-Americans (blacks) since its inception.

    “The default moral position is demographic displacement of European peoples.”

    WHO has this “default moral position”? Is not the “pro-white” crowd touting their own moral supremacy by insisting that all whites get on board with their worldview?

    “Anyone who questions why is a fringe radical racistsupremacistblahblahblahsameoldcrap. The definition of THOSE terms aren’t up for discussion.”

    Praytell, is there such a thing as “racism” or “white supremacist” from your perspective? How would YOU define those terms?

    “White people are, what, 8% of the world’s population, compared to 25-30% Indian and Oriental each? They are in a terrible demographic position and are the only people in danger of becoming minorities in their ancestral homelands, with nowhere to go in the face of targeted cultural and demographic attack.”

    First, white people are marrying and having children, just not in greater numbers. Would you agree or disagree that single white people ought to be “influenced” to have more kids, for the greater good of white-dom? Second, America is the ancestral homeland to Native Americans, who were displaced by Europeans.

    “Shouldn’t someone be worried about European “minorities”?

    Well, you are concerned, that’s a start. However, it would appear that a number of whites in America do not view themselves as “Europeans” or “potential minorities” in America. Are you in favor of coercing those individuals to only thinking and acting how you see matters racially? What happens if they reject your values system? Are they automatically labeled “anti-white” in your eyes?
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  310. JSM says:
    @AP
    And without Hitler there would be at least 100 million more Europeans in the world (when one considers the 20 million lost as a result of his rule plus the kids and grandkids those millions never had).

    Unless, of course, the Worldwide Communist Revolution hadn’t gotten its fingers buzzsawed when it bumped up against Nazi Germany and consequently changed its tactics. In which case, the Bolsheviks could have been counted on to continue pursuing their usual mass-murdering habits, ultimately killing hundreds of millions, not merely the tens of millions as in Russia, of white people worldwide..

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    You do realize that Hitler's utterly failed war, in addition to costing 20 plus million European lives (not to mention the millions of European civilians, such as the 3 million ethnic Poles, he killed), enabled Stalin to extend his grip into the heart of Europe.
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  311. JSM says:
    @Joe Regular
    Trump has 67% unfavorable nationally. Because he commands a majority of primary voters (a subset of republican voters) does NOT mean he can win the general election. And even if he did, he is NO conservative, NO reliable immigration patriot. He's a opportunistic buffoon.

    Immigration Patriots who support Trump are aiming for a rhetorically satisfying loss and not an actual win. Was his Mexican wall speech great? yes. Was it great to see someone blow off the Twitter hysterics? yes. Have the Establishment candidates who were elected proven to be massive dissappointments? yes. Can Trump either win, or even be trusted if he did? NOPE.

    Actually, at this point, Trump has reached his maximum utility. He moved the Overton Window. He made it crystal clear to the establishment that, whatever their desire to Hispander to hope for general election wins, they risk total warfare from their own base if they do so. BUT, that is ALL he is good for. Further support is pyrrhic at best.

    He’s a opportunistic buffoon. Oh, yes, please, let it be so. Let him be in it in because he selfishly wants to make for himself boocoo bucks building the Great Wall of Trump. So long as the wall actually gets built (and Trump *does* have a documented history of building stuff) I’m HAPPY!!!

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  312. @iSteveFan

    You do get the problem with deportation where they’ve grown up here and barely even speak Spanish.
     
    How is that any different from a kid who has grown up in Central America and can barely speak English, if at all, coming to the United States? Add to the fact that the kid is coming without his parents. It seems like it would be easier to go to a nation with your parents who speak the language than it would be to go to a nation without your parents especially if you don't even speak the language.

    If it is so harsh to take someone away from the only home they have ever known, and the only language they have ever spoken, then we should immediately end all immigration to the USA. Because immigration to the USA does exactly what they say is so horrific. It takes people away from the only countries and languages they have known and dumps them off into a strange, alien nation. The horror, the horror!

    How is that any different from a kid who has grown up in Central America and can barely speak English, if at all, coming to the United States? Add to the fact that the kid is coming without his parents. It seems like it would be easier to go to a nation with your parents who speak the language than it would be to go to a nation without your parents especially if you don’t even speak the language.

    If it is so harsh to take someone away from the only home they have ever known, and the only language they have ever spoken, then we should immediately end all immigration to the USA. Because immigration to the USA does exactly what they say is so horrific. It takes people away from the only countries and languages they have known and dumps them off into a strange, alien nation. The horror, the horror!

    Bravo — outstanding comment!

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  313. JSM says:
    @astorian
    I have absolutely no use for Donald Trump, but comparisons to Hitler are just silly.

    Trump is not so much a tyrant as a dilettante. He's Mr. Toad from "Wind in the Willows." He means everything he says while he says it, but says just the opposite moments later. He gets excited about a project for a few days or a few weeks, makes a hash of it, then forgets about it.

    If elected, he's more likely to get bored with the job of President and resign than he is to do any of the things his rabid fans are hoping for.

    He gets excited about a project for a few days or a few weeks, makes a hash of it, then forgets about it. Come again? Towers don’t get built in “a few days or weeks” and Trump has *certainly* not made a hash of any of them.

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  314. @Anon
    Trump seems to be the biggest goy-annoy to the Jews since Mel Gibson made PASSION OF THE CHRIST.

    Most Jews hated the movie but couldn't stop it. So many people liked it and it was a big big hit. Jewish criticism fell on deaf ears. The success of PASSION plus Bush II's 'evangelical' presidency made lots of Jews nervous.

    But Gibson, being an wino, got drunk and acted stupid and crashed and burned.

    In contrast, Trump is very sober. He may be drunk on his ego but not on spirits.

    Sobriety is Our Strength.

    Trump doesn't say "Jews start all wars." He says, "I end all wars." Sounds better.

    I don't know if Jews killed Christ, but they sure are trying to kill Trump who actually acts like some Roman Caesar.

    Sobriety is Our Strength.

    I am not a Muslim. I am not a Mormon. I am going to open another beer as soon as I get done typing.

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  315. @JSM
    He gets excited about a project for a few days or a few weeks, makes a hash of it, then forgets about it. Come again? Towers don't get built in "a few days or weeks" and Trump has *certainly* not made a hash of any of them.

    Don’t you remember when his 98 story hotel in Chicago collapsed in a heap?

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  316. AP says:
    @JSM
    Unless, of course, the Worldwide Communist Revolution hadn't gotten its fingers buzzsawed when it bumped up against Nazi Germany and consequently changed its tactics. In which case, the Bolsheviks could have been counted on to continue pursuing their usual mass-murdering habits, ultimately killing hundreds of millions, not merely the tens of millions as in Russia, of white people worldwide..

    You do realize that Hitler’s utterly failed war, in addition to costing 20 plus million European lives (not to mention the millions of European civilians, such as the 3 million ethnic Poles, he killed), enabled Stalin to extend his grip into the heart of Europe.

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    You do realize that Hitler’s utterly failed war, in addition to costing 20 plus million European lives (not to mention the millions of European civilians, such as the 3 million ethnic Poles, he killed), enabled Stalin to extend his grip into the heart of Europe.
     
    Not true. The war proves that Stalin already had the ability to extend his grip into the heart of Europe, as long as the US and UK governments wanted him to -- which they did.
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  317. Don’t you remember when his 98 story hotel in Chicago collapsed in a heap?

    That wouldn’t make him the American Hitler. It would make him the American Yamasaki:

    http://99percentinvisible.org/episode/episode-44-the-pruitt-igoe-myth/


    But, no, Yamasaki was the American Yamasaki, just as Vietnam was “the liberals’ Vietnam“. He’d even be the New York Yamasaki.

    Trump would be the outer-borough Yamasaki.

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  318. Nick Diaz says:

    “If even one American is killed by an illegal alien it is worth it to deport every illegal. How can you put a price on life?”

    Then why not deport all legal imigrants as well, since there are legal immigrants that have killed Americans? Your argument can be used to justify the deportation of any class of people.

    You wanting to deport all immigrants because of a few criminals is not rational. Guilt is individual and not transferable. That is throwing the baby out with the bath water.

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    Legals are the baby, illegals are the bathwater. At least in sane countries, such as Mexico.
    , @iSteveFan

    You wanting to deport all immigrants because of a few criminals is not rational.
     
    Sort of like wanting to take away the 2nd Amendment because of a few criminals is not rational.
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  319. @Nick Diaz
    @MarkinLA

    "If even one American is killed by an illegal alien it is worth it to deport every illegal. How can you put a price on life?"

    Then why not deport all legal imigrants as well, since there are legal immigrants that have killed Americans? Your argument can be used to justify the deportation of any class of people.

    You wanting to deport all immigrants because of a few criminals is not rational. Guilt is individual and not transferable. That is throwing the baby out with the bath water.

    Legals are the baby, illegals are the bathwater. At least in sane countries, such as Mexico.

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  320. anowow says:
    @Nick Diaz
    @MarkinLA

    "More Americans are killed every year by Mexican illegal aliens, let alone Mexicans in the US, than suicide bombers in Israel"

    Suicide bombers are just one category of people that enter Israel from the surrounding state with the intention of killing Israelis. Probably more Israelis are murdered by Arabs than Americans by Mexicans.

    But let's assume that you are right. We are talking proportions here, and not absolute numbers. Israel is a tiny state, and far less people try to enter it than Mexicans cross the American border. In terms of proportions, there is no question that there are far, far more potential murderers entering Israel from the surrounding states than among Mexican immigrants to America.

    Again: the immigration situations of both countries are not comparable.

    If you follow this charlatan’s posting history, you see his hypocrisy. He says Muslim immigrants are dangerous when it comes to Israel and therefore Israel is justified in stringent immigration policies, but these same people aren’t necessarily dangerous when entering the West. What is it?

    Nick Diaz is an ethnic chauvinist (his gratuitous disparaging comments about Anglos as evidence) or hasbara troll posing, or has convinced himself, that he is a libertarian.

    Anglo virtue-signaling Universalist b.s. and myopic hyper-individualism has allowed vipers like this into our midst.

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  321. Brutusale says:
    @tbraton
    " Therefore, Silver’s standard way of analyzing races is no longer relevant."

    Well, Nate Silver made his reputation by studying and analyzing various polls back in 2012. He abandoned that method this cycle. Had he been paying attention and using his old method, he surely would have noticed that the polls strongly and consistently favored Trump since last summer when the Republican debates started and Trump started hitting on some popular themes. (He also showed clearly that he lacks the judgment to be a good theater critic. I don't know how anybody could watch those debates from the beginning and not recognize that Trump stood head and shoulders above his competitors and made them all look small and insignificant by comparison, regardless of what you thought of his political positions. That's called stage presence.) I think it was Nate Silver's refusal to believe the polls (which is pretty funny considering his reputation was built on his successful reading of the polls when they favored Obama) and his distaste for Trump's positions that have reduced Silver to a relatively meaningless figure on the political scene. Anybody who has been investing in the stock market for a number of years is familiar with the phenomenon, a guy who lucks out and makes a good call on the market or a stock and is immediately placed in the Pantheon alongside Warren Buffett. Joe Granville, anyone? The really good ones make good calls consistently over a long period of time, even if they make an occasional bum call along the way.

    Nate Silver made his reputation trying to figure out fantasy baseball player values.

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

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  322. Brutusale says:
    @Reg Cæsar
    There are still Gaelic speakers in the area. But, as with West Virginia, relative social conservatism can co-exist with living on subsidies. Just like Humpty said.

    Cape Breton’s biggest export seems to be fiddlers.

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  323. Brutusale says:
    @Glossy
    It exists in the city, but is very rare in it.

    I probably interact with 200 to 300 people at my job in lower Manhattan. Let's say that half of them grew up on the NY metro area. How many of those speak with the NY accent? Two. One is a moderately religious Jewish guy in his 60s who lives in Brooklyn, the other is a White Puerto Rican woman in her mid 50s who grew up in Brooklyn and now commutes from PA.

    I sometimes hear the accent in public transport, but it's rare. I'm trying to think of any instances when I heard it from a young person and none come to mind. Is it really dying? Has anyone here heard it from a young person recently?

    In the Sopranos Tony and Carmela had a very strong accent, but Meadow, their daughter, had none at all.

    Contra Bernie Sanders, Larry David and the 60-something Jew at my gym who has lived in Massachusetts since college but still talks like he just walked out of the shul in Brooklyn!

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  324. Brutusale says:
    @SFG
    That's not academia.

    MBA can be a waste of money, particularly from a bad school, but you only waste two years and it doesn't make you unfit for real jobs at the end. (Well, not on paper, anyway--guys who think they have an MBA and thus they don't have to get their hands dirty are another problem.)

    The girl has reported a good number of nurses, and some doctors as well, going back to school for an MBA to ease the move into management. She also reports that they seem to come from the left side of the ability Bell Curve.

    Nurses being managed by former nurses who hate nursing.

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  325. Corvinus says:
    @Anonymous
    *My comment was rejected, maybe it was too heated. I've edited and re-submitted:

    Corvinus, this is dishonest.

    You ask me to define anti-white, but noone ever has to define white supremacist racist etc.

    In the antiwhite worldview, forcing mass immigration and “diversity” onto All white populations and Only white populations is normal and sensible. The default moral position is demographic displacement of European peoples. Anyone who questions why is a fringe radical racistsupremacistblahblahblahsameoldcrap. The definition of THOSE terms aren't up for discussion.

    White people are, what, 8% of the world’s population, compared to 25-30% Indian and Oriental each? They are in a terrible demographic position and are the only people in danger of becoming minorities in their ancestral homelands, with nowhere to go in the face of targeted cultural and demographic attack.

    Shouldn’t someone be worried about European “minorities”?

    “Corvinus, this is dishonest. You ask me to define anti-white, but noone ever has to define white supremacist racist etc.”

    Exactly. No one ever has to specify what those terms mean because they change to suit one’s narrative. That is why I am asking YOU or other people here to offer criteria as to what constitutes “anti-white”. Some people here throw around that term, I question them, then they have the audacity to tell me I know what it means, and thus there is no need to qualify it. Or, when they do provide a definition, I question it, and [whallah] there is no response back.

    “In the antiwhite worldview…”

    Define “antiwhite worldview”.

    “…forcing mass immigration and “diversity” onto All white populations and Only white populations is normal and sensible.”

    
First, there is no “forcing”. There is majority rule and consensus. Second, America has never been observably “all white” or “only white” in its history. There were Native Americans (reds) and/or African-Americans (blacks) since its inception.

    “The default moral position is demographic displacement of European peoples.”

    WHO has this “default moral position”? Is not the “pro-white” crowd touting their own moral supremacy by insisting that all whites get on board with their worldview?

    “Anyone who questions why is a fringe radical racistsupremacistblahblahblahsameoldcrap. The definition of THOSE terms aren’t up for discussion.”

    Praytell, is there such a thing as “racism” or “white supremacist” from your perspective? How would YOU define those terms?

    “White people are, what, 8% of the world’s population, compared to 25-30% Indian and Oriental each? They are in a terrible demographic position and are the only people in danger of becoming minorities in their ancestral homelands, with nowhere to go in the face of targeted cultural and demographic attack.”

    First, white people are marrying and having children, just not in greater numbers. Would you agree or disagree that single white people ought to be “influenced” to have more kids, for the greater good of white-dom? Second, America is the ancestral homeland to Native Americans, who were displaced by Europeans.

    “Shouldn’t someone be worried about European “minorities”?

    Well, you are concerned, that’s a start. However, it would appear that a number of whites in America do not view themselves as “Europeans” or “potential minorities” in America. Are you in favor of coercing those individuals to only thinking and acting how you see matters racially? What happens if they reject your values system? Are they automatically labeled “anti-white” in your eyes?

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    Define “antiwhite worldview”.
     
    What? I just did.

    
First, there is no “forcing”. There is majority rule and consensus.
     
    Oh right, silly me, I forgot all about that popular 1964 referendum asking whether to turn America into white minority in the next 80 years.

    I'm sure our Freedom-And-Democracy-spreading elites would be happy to repeat this referendum today as well. Given how receptive the elites are to Trump, it's clear they value majority opinion and fair media coverage on controversial issues, and value democracy even if they don't agree with the voters.

    Sure.

    Second, America has never been observably “all white” or “only white” in its history. There were Native Americans (reds) and/or African-Americans (blacks) since its inception.

     

    Meaning what?

    Since America was not 100% white, therefore it shouldn't be 50% white?

    And since America was, what, 10% combined black and red in 1965, we should make it 50% brown yellow and black?

    And tell me, do you apply this standard everywhere? Have you circled on a map which countries weren't always 100% ethnically homogeneous and experienced some movement of peoples, and so we should turn the majority into a minority there for some unexplained reason?

    First, white people are marrying and having children, just not in greater numbers. Would you agree or disagree that single white people ought to be “influenced” to have more kids, for the greater good of white-dom?
     
    What does this have to do with immigration patterns?

    Are you suggesting we should have open borders, and push the womenfolk to have more babies to keep up?

    Do you think the Tibets and Israelis should adopt this too? Hey who knows, if they can get their TFR to 17 each, maybe they'd keep up with the billions of "minorities" flooding in?
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  326. AP says:
    @Glossy
    It exists in the city, but is very rare in it.

    I probably interact with 200 to 300 people at my job in lower Manhattan. Let's say that half of them grew up on the NY metro area. How many of those speak with the NY accent? Two. One is a moderately religious Jewish guy in his 60s who lives in Brooklyn, the other is a White Puerto Rican woman in her mid 50s who grew up in Brooklyn and now commutes from PA.

    I sometimes hear the accent in public transport, but it's rare. I'm trying to think of any instances when I heard it from a young person and none come to mind. Is it really dying? Has anyone here heard it from a young person recently?

    In the Sopranos Tony and Carmela had a very strong accent, but Meadow, their daughter, had none at all.

    It seems much more common in places like Brooklyn or Long Island than in Manhattan. I have a peer from Manhattan whose accent is very faint and several from Long Island who have very strong accents. Those accents were strong at a wedding I attended at Long Island. Those people are in their late thirties to forties. This is probably related to class – the ones not from Manhattan have middle class backgrounds, the Manhattanite is a private school and Ivy grad.

    After dropping someone off at JFK airport I stopped at a diner in a nearby Italian neighborhood, Howard beach. Accents were quite strong there, including among the young.

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  327. Brutusale says:
    @iffen
    Back to an important subject; who is best for Trump as a VP?

    I think he has to do something about the lower % he gets from women.

    Is it too late to get Susan Collins to move to Michigan or Pennsylvania?

    Might seem strange, but I kinda like Tulsi Gabbard. A centrist Democrat willing to leave the reservation for ideological reasons, mixed-race, major in the Hawaiian National Guard, opposes bombing in Syria and the TPP.

    Trump could do a lot worse with a RINO VP pick to try to keep the peace in the party.

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  328. Brutusale says:
    @MarkinLA
    Versus Hillary's 670,000 dollar speeches? I am not sure she wants to get in a cat-fight about how people make and spend their money.

    Everything about Trump is an open book. I expect that he’ll hammer this point in a general election campaign against the secretive Pants Suit.

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  329. @iffen
    Back to an important subject; who is best for Trump as a VP?

    I think he has to do something about the lower % he gets from women.

    Is it too late to get Susan Collins to move to Michigan or Pennsylvania?

    Back to an important subject; who is best for Trump as a VP?

    I think he has to do something about the lower % he gets from women.

    I think you’re right. My first thought was Kay Bailey Hutchison because she’s an accomplished woman who has the polish and social standing that Trump lacks. But she’s 72 and a bit geographically undesirable.

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  330. American1 says:
    @iffen
    Back to an important subject; who is best for Trump as a VP?

    I think he has to do something about the lower % he gets from women.

    Is it too late to get Susan Collins to move to Michigan or Pennsylvania?

    Honestly, if Trump is for real, he needs a VP who will be at least as anti-establishment, should he fail to complete his term. *cough cough*

    A short list: Kobach, Coulter, Nader, Sessions, Buchanan.

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  331. The most deplorable one [AKA "Fourth doorman of the apocalypse"] says:
    @Charles Erwin Wilson

    Hitler liberalized gun and rifle ownership.
     
    Really? Do you consider greater access for Nazi party members to guns while confiscating the arms of others to be a 'liberalized' gun policy?

    http://www.amazon.com/Gun-Control-Third-Reich-Disarming/dp/1598131621

    Perhaps he was just copying the example of the patriots.

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  332. Lurker says:
    @Dr. X

    His personality is nothing like Hitler or Bibi.
     
    If you want to know whose personality bears an uncanny resemblance to Hitler's, it's Obama. Both Hitler and Obama were outsiders, aloof, and born on the periphery of their societies. Both had "issues" in their childhood. Both were unaccomplished until entering politics. Both wrote narcissistic autobiographies before accomplishing anything. Both used propaganda extensively. Both were highly stage-managed. Both were demagogic speechmakers who had little interest in the details of public policy. Both had a distinct lack of sympathy for others. Both favored Muslims over Jews. Both had contempt for the legislative process. Both sought to "transform" their nations. Both saw themselves as central, historical figures and visionaries above normal politics. Both were inherently lazy.

    Trump is no Hitler. The neocon Jews who know that Trump will not dance to the crack of their whip are the ones accusing him of being so. Trump is a Huey Long populist.

    Well apart from one being a decorated war veteran, writing an opera, a painter, building a political organisation and so on. . .

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  333. Lurker says:
    @Manchelle
    Hitler was a left wing socialist who loved Muslims, abortion, euthanasia, and gun control, just like the American Democrat party.

    Weak hasbara. You must know that, in reality, Nazi Germany relaxed gun control and strengthened penalties for abortion. And as for euthanasia – thats all bound up with the Hoax™, so what do we really know now?

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  334. @Chrisnonymous
    I agree with SFG's reply. Also, academia is full of a complete spectrum of anti-white sentiment from just blaming whites for most of the world's ills to actually believing that whites have to disappear in order for utopia to be realized.

    I know some people will call me a conspiracy theorist, but I think there is at least a good possibility that Obama's involvement in Libya (which cancelled our agreement with Quaddafi to stop African migration and resulted in the boat people) and Syria (producing tons of refugees to swamp Europe) is part of an over-arching plan to force Europe into becoming less white demographically. It's clear that such a plan was behind Labour's increased immigration under Tony Blair, and it would be consistent with his housing plan to force integrated neighborhoods. I wouldn't be surprised at all to learn that de-whitening is motivating Merkel in Germany as well.

    I do think smart people can believe horrible and crazy things and put those ideas into action.

    I know some people will call me a conspiracy theorist, but I think there is at least a good possibility that Obama’s involvement in Libya (which cancelled our agreement with Quaddafi to stop African migration and resulted in the boat people) and Syria (producing tons of refugees to swamp Europe) is part of an over-arching plan to force Europe into becoming less white demographically. It’s clear that such a plan was behind Labour’s increased immigration under Tony Blair….

    It’s clear that immigration to the USA, Canada, Australia, Sweden, etc., is part of an overarching plan (conscious or not) to force the world to become less White.

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  335. iSteveFan says:
    @Nick Diaz
    @MarkinLA

    "If even one American is killed by an illegal alien it is worth it to deport every illegal. How can you put a price on life?"

    Then why not deport all legal imigrants as well, since there are legal immigrants that have killed Americans? Your argument can be used to justify the deportation of any class of people.

    You wanting to deport all immigrants because of a few criminals is not rational. Guilt is individual and not transferable. That is throwing the baby out with the bath water.

    You wanting to deport all immigrants because of a few criminals is not rational.

    Sort of like wanting to take away the 2nd Amendment because of a few criminals is not rati