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So as you can see, it’s all very complicated and, don’t forget, Muslims are being victimized.

 
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  1. So why are Jews at the NY Times covering up for Muslilms? I doubt that Israelis would act that way.

    • Replies: @Justice Duvall
    Because, in their Inner Boroughs world, that's the done thing.

    It's not like these particular Jews will suffer the consequences of their ideas.
    , @Anon
    When Jews want to incite more foreign wars against Israel's enemies or institute more domestic surveillance, Zionist-controlled media play up the evilness of the terrorist incident and how we're all under attack.

    When Jews are afraid there's going to be a backlash against immigration, Zionist-controlled media play up how 99% of Muslims are supposedly peace loving and must not be scape goated.

    Muslims alternate between bogeyman and victim, depending on what's good for Jews at the moment.
  2. So why are Jews at the NY Times covering up for Muslims? I doubt that Israelis would act that way.

    • Replies: @Desiderius
    Pinch was raised (ostenisbly) Episcopalian, IIRC. He's never forgiven them.
    , @Pampasgrass
    The NYT (shorthand for chosen ethnics) would rather side with anyone else in this sort of instance. It does all depend on what is best for them. Bottom line though is that Christians (shorthand for whites mostly) are the most hated enemy. They will openly say hate, but it is allowed for them because Hope Not Hate, love Lives Here and other cryptic orgs run by them. Their crypsis and group strategy is very effective and whites could take a leaf from their play book if they were only allowed.
  3. Well at least they used the word Christian. Jack Posobiec tweeted out something he noticed today. Several important dems and media outlets referred to the people in Sri Lanka as “Easter Worshippers”, not as Christians. ABC tweeted out that “tourists and Easter Worshippers” were upset that Notre Dame was closed. That seems to be more than a bit coincidental given such an odd expression.

    • Agree: Hail
    • Replies: @jon

    Several important dems and media outlets referred to the people in Sri Lanka as “Easter Worshippers”, not as Christians.
     
    Several Easter Worshippers involved in a conflict with Ramadan Dieters.
    , @Mr McKenna
    In a related story:

    For Good Friday, US Ambassador to Poland Georgette Mosbacher wished Jews a happy Passover in Polish – then faced a backlash from Twitter users wondering if she might have forgotten that Poland is a Catholic-majority country.

    https://www.rt.com/news/457178-us-envoy-jews-poland-passover/

    , @David
    To me, making an issue of this phrase is senseless. Everyone accepts the phrase "Sunday worship." We understand it means worship on Sunday not worship of Sunday. I don't see why we can't just understand what is obviously meant. Let's not be like people who claim to believe Trump was really colluding with Russia when he asked for Hillary's missing emails.
  4. I wonder if Sri Lanka has a female Prime Minister who will go parading around the country waving a crucifix, blasting Christian prayers throughout the country and in the parliament, and enacting legislation to confiscate arms from Muslims because of this…

    • Replies: @Anon
    No, SL has a not-very-closeted gay Prime Minister, who, I hope, has better sense than to parade around with a crucifix in a puzzling attempt at "solidarity".

    They might have Christian prayers in Parliament but nobody will hear them because the MPs will be too ... otherwise occupied.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lca-AsMVJtE
    , @Cowboy shaw
    It was NZs grave misfortune to have the world's dumbest ever leader at the time of that event. Tarrant had probably clocked on to that.
  5. Hail says: • Website

    Anatoly Karlin has a good thread going compiling prominent political personalities’ “Rorschach Test”-style reactions (via Twitter) to the Sri Lanka attack.

    Summary: Buttigieg looks worst; Harris and Sanders look bad; O’Rourke and Warren both look surprisingly okay; Gabbard looks good; Yang looks good; Donald “Couch Potatus” Trump looks bland at best. Teresa May looks bad; Jeremy Corbyn, rather good.

    (These based on a review of what terms they chose to use in their tweets. Few even used the the text-string “Christ-” in their tweets.)

    • Replies: @Colin Wright
    '...Donald “Couch Potatus” Trump looks not that good.'

    Except that as before, he's probably going to turn out to be better than all the alternatives.
    , @Desiderius
    It's the Buttigieg class who has the most direct control over the issues we talk about here and they are unremittingly awful.
    , @Anonymous
    Gabbard's tweet is rather nice, maybe partly because it wasn't her fellow Hindus blowing up Sri Lanka for a change. Ever since Muslims realized that homicidal sectarian rage could be their ethnic strong suit (the Irish having gone homo in the 90s) they've been stumbling into one victory after another. Indeed the Mohammedans are a firework, original, cannot be replaced
    , @Wilkey
    "The killings in Sri Lanka shock us all. Near and far we have seen, many times now, rising terrorism against foreigners and against minorities in worship. America must help lead the world in resisting all such deadly hatred. - Pete Buttigieg"

    So apparently the bombings were committed by straight white Christian native-born Americans who were targeting gays, Mexicans, blacks, and Muslims.

    What an asshole.
    , @Steve Sailer
    Beto didn't tweet about Jussie Smollett being a victim, as I vaguely recall.
    , @a reader
    Is MC Hijabi Huggy aware of whatever happens outside of NZ ?
    , @Reg Cæsar

    Summary: Buttigieg looks worst
     
    He also has about the worst surname for a candidate of his demographic.

    Imagine a black man seeking office with this name:


    https://www.baseball-reference.com/players/n/niggejo01.shtml


    https://images.findagrave.com/photos/2006/95/13856506_114435307020.jpg

    He hanged himself after his wife left him. Maybe she was tired of being Mrs N-word?

  6. ‘So as you can see, it’s all very complicated and, don’t forget, Muslims are being victimized.’

    You’re jumping the gun. In Sri Lanka, it really could be anyone. Hence the silence. Whatever each of us might prefer, it’s wiser to just wait.

    • Troll: MikeatMikedotMike
    • Replies: @Paleo Liberal
    True.

    Most of the religious violence there has been Hindu vs Buddhist
    , @a reader

    So as you can see, it’s all very complicated and, don’t forget, Muslims are being victimized.
     
    Once again, Steve is perfectly right as the french media was quick to remind us:

    Attentats contre les chrétiens au Sri Lanka : "Les principales victimes étaient plutôt musulmanes, ces dernières années"



    (Most victims used to be muslim, these past years.)

    By the way,

    What Is National Thowheeth Jama’ath? Suspicion Falls on Sri Lanka Islamic Group. NYT.
    , @El Dato
    It could be even be computer glitches.
    , @Bitfu
    No doubt! Who can forget all those Buddhist terrorists and their wanton atrocities against Easter Worshipers?

    BTW: What are the Buddhist words for 'Infidel' and 'Jihad'?
  7. @Hail
    Anatoly Karlin has a good thread going compiling prominent political personalities' "Rorschach Test"-style reactions (via Twitter) to the Sri Lanka attack.

    Summary: Buttigieg looks worst; Harris and Sanders look bad; O'Rourke and Warren both look surprisingly okay; Gabbard looks good; Yang looks good; Donald "Couch Potatus" Trump looks bland at best. Teresa May looks bad; Jeremy Corbyn, rather good.

    (These based on a review of what terms they chose to use in their tweets. Few even used the the text-string "Christ-" in their tweets.)

    ‘…Donald “Couch Potatus” Trump looks not that good.’

    Except that as before, he’s probably going to turn out to be better than all the alternatives.

    • Agree: Ron Mexico
  8. An article that actually mentions Christians, Muslims, religious extremists (a radical Islamist group, National Thowheeth Jama’ath), the suicide bomber of the Cinnamon Grand Hotel registered as Mohamed Azzam Mohamed, and the fact that the attacks specifically targeted Christian churches and foreigners and, during the civil war, the LTTE (“Tamil Tigers”) rarely attacked Christians and foreigners.

    https://www.ibtimes.com/sri-lanka-bombing-religious-extremist-group-suspected-behind-terror-attacks-killed-2786883

    • Replies: @Hail

    A top police official is said to have warned security officials in an advisory 10 days before the attacks about a threat to prominent churches from a radical Islamist group, National Thowheeth Jama’ath
     

    Sri Lanka police said the bomber at the Cinnamon Grand Hotel was a guest registered under the name "Mohamed Azzam Mohamed." Media reports said this man, a Sri Lankan Muslim, detonated the explosives he carried on his back at 8:30 a.m. while queueing for Easter Sunday breakfast at the Cinnamon Grand hotel.
     

    An as yet unnamed "religious extremist" terrorist group is suspected to be responsible for eight horrific and coordinated Easter Sunday bombings
     

    some analysts say the remnants of ISIS cannot be discounted.
     

    Defense Minister Ruwan Wijewardene told reporters the "terrorist incident" was carried out by a group supporting "religious extremism."
     

    Seven suspects have been arrested, some of them Muslims.
     
    Though all info we have says it was Muslims, let's just say for the sake of argument that this info so far is mistaken, that it was not Muslims but rather a rainbow coalition of randomly selected Sri Lankans from the new terror group Rainbow Sri Lankan Haters of Christianity (RaSLaHaC) that did it:

    If it's true that 9-10% of Sri Lankans (and rising), as of the 2010s, are Muslim, what is the chance "some" of these seven (it may end up being "all," when the full story is out), of the collaborator-suspects, are Muslims?

  9. Immediately after the 9/11 attacks there were plenty of U.N. officials who refused to blame Islamic terrorists for the hijackings, devastation and murder of 3,000 innocent people a couple of miles south in Manhattan. A few days later I nearly went into shock when President George Bush called Islam a “religion of peace.” Then he (and Obama and now Trump) approved importing more potential Muslim terrorists into the U.S. And today Pope Francis may as well be a Muslim convert since he’s abandoned Christianity.

    None of our elitists (including the NYT’s) dare talk about the elephant in the room called Islamic terrorism. But Kate Smith? Oh, she is worse than an Islamic terrorist and needs to be demonized and then Stalinized.

    • Agree: Joseph Doaks
  10. An adjunct to Steve’s post:

    https://www.nytimes.com/2018/04/21/world/asia/facebook-sri-lanka-riots.html?action=click&module=RelatedCoverage&pgtype=Article&region=Footer

    Facebook is a match where countries are a tinderbox. Weird. Isn’t diversity a strength?!?

  11. @Flip
    So why are Jews at the NY Times covering up for Muslims? I doubt that Israelis would act that way.

    Pinch was raised (ostenisbly) Episcopalian, IIRC. He’s never forgiven them.

    • Replies: @Redneck farmer
    Mayor Pete Buttplug brags he's an Episcopalian, so maybe it's the whole "we don't do religion" thing that's popular with Episcopalians.
  12. Hail says: • Website

    [NYT] Headlines on Sri Lanka Won’t Give You a Clue About “Who? Whom?” in Sri Lanka

    It is not just the New York Times or its ilk. No one,* in almost any of the world media, from what I understand (as of this writing, Attacks+24hrs), has published/broadcast what everyone knows: That the attackers were Muslims, that it was a politico-religious terror attack deliberately targeting the White West by proxy, killing foreigners at luxury hotels and Christians.

    I note that their choice was to target Christians and only Christians, and on our central holiday. Surely any Muslim would, all else being even close to equal, would hate Hindus and maybe nationalistic Buddhists a lot more than they hate Christians — the former two groups being the dominant groups in Sri Lanka. The choice to hit Christians thus points entirely to being a proxy attack on the West.

    This media blackout (re attributing responsibility for the attack) (it is being vagiely treated as some cosmic mystery, from coverage I have seen) is at least a little puzzling: It’s as if there is a worldwide gag order on this coming down from Soros Central Command, or something. Normally, someone breaks the info and others follow, but everyone has stayed disciplined this time. Also, in the gatekeeper media, the story already showed signs of faltering even before the Attacks+24hrs mark; it may be soon be out of the MSM loop.

    ______

    * — (except for numerous semi-independent voices on Twitter and the like, who have released this info; the only world media that I hear published the names and explicitly identified it as a Muslim attack are some pro-BJP media in India [the Indian general elections is ongoing thru May].)

    • Replies: @KL
    "That the attackers were Muslims"

    No. The Tamil Tigers are an ethnic minority, mostly Hindu, fighting against the majority Sinhalese, mostly Buddhists. It dates back to independence in 1948, when Sri Lanka started deporting Indian Tamils, who had been brought by the British.
    , @International Jew

    what everyone knows: That the attackers were Muslims
     
    What evidence is there that the attackers were Muslim?
    , @Ragno

    (except for numerous semi-independent voices on Twitter and the like, who have released this info)
     
    See, that's howcum Sri Lanka shut down social media; they know all too well how "online hate" (independent voices stating the unspoken obvious) can turn into "deadly violence" (to the Narrative, and our control of it).

    In complete sobriety & seriousness - what happened to the news media in the so-called Western world to have devolved it with such jaw-dropping, terrifying speed into the agenda-driven joke that it now irretrievably is? I know a case can be made for its slow slide leftward over the past 40 years, but I'm not talking about that - I mean its complete capitulation during the past, say, five. Surely there were enough grown-ups in place to prevent or minimize.....this; yet this happened anyway - suddenly, and fast, like returning cancer.
    , @Anonymous
    The odds are very high that the attack was perpetrated by Muslims, nonetheless we have to weigh the circumspection with which establishment politicians and media are treating this attack. It indicates that something else could be going on.

    Steven Emerson's reputation never fully recovered after blaming the Oklahoma City bombing on Arabs, and a few terrorism gurus were left with egg on their faces after the Germanwings crash, so the establishment could either be afraid of being wrong, or could it could be giving those without intel enough rope to hang themselves, if they know that the attack was not perpetrated by Muslims.

    South Asian society doesn't seem like the sort that values credibility, so even if the Indian media are wrong, I doubt that the Indian public would care: the truth is less important than whatever lets you kick the other caste/sect/religion, moreso when there's an election underway.

    The "independent voices" are reactive charlatans who've managed to con a few low IQ ouside-the-beltway wannabes, and who actually know as much as the rest of us.
    , @Logan
    I think you're right. There has been a good deal of sectarian violence in SL since the end of the civil war, but it's been almost entirely Buddhist vs. Muslim, with Christians and Hindus staying out of it. The Buddhists, interestingly and contrary to their image in the West, have sometimes been the aggressors.

    But this appears to be a Muslim attack. It wasn't aimed at Buddhists. It was aimed at Christians and symbols of the West, hence appears to be intended as a part of the Great Jihad against the West, not the local jihad against SK Buddhists.
  13. @Hail
    Anatoly Karlin has a good thread going compiling prominent political personalities' "Rorschach Test"-style reactions (via Twitter) to the Sri Lanka attack.

    Summary: Buttigieg looks worst; Harris and Sanders look bad; O'Rourke and Warren both look surprisingly okay; Gabbard looks good; Yang looks good; Donald "Couch Potatus" Trump looks bland at best. Teresa May looks bad; Jeremy Corbyn, rather good.

    (These based on a review of what terms they chose to use in their tweets. Few even used the the text-string "Christ-" in their tweets.)

    It’s the Buttigieg class who has the most direct control over the issues we talk about here and they are unremittingly awful.

  14. They really do hate Christians, don’t they?

    • Replies: @Wilkey
    His tweet was in response to a female Jewish "civil rights" lawyer who was incensed that the Trump Administration feels that whites have a right to be protected against discrimination.

    Another one of her tweets: "Every Jewish holiday can be summarized: they tried to kill us, we won, let's eat."

    That's one way of putting it. Another way of putting it: "Many Jewish holidays can be summarized: God slaughtered a lot of innocent gentiles on our behalf. Let's eat."

    Separating illegal immigrant families at the border to try to discourage them from invading: the height of evil. Murdering innocent Egyptian babies to get back at Pharaoh: Coolio!

    I wonder if the Jewish holiday celebrating the defeat of the Third Reich gives any credit to the 101st Airborne Division, or Patton's Third Army?
  15. Klobucher used the word ‘hate’ in her tweet. She clearly didn’t get the memo.

    Cory Booker said there was ‘no justification’ for the attacks. But you know, others may disagree.

    None of the cat ladies and bearded fruit-juice drinkers on my Faceborg who posted epic, righteous screeds about ‘hate’ after Christchurch and dared anyone who disagreed to ‘unfriend’ them, have said anything.

    • Agree: Mr McKenna
    • Replies: @newrouter
    compare and contrast:

    https://gab.com/NeonRevolt/posts/a2p0azdlZFB1RG9iemhBb2VhbjVBUT09
  16. @Ghost of Bull Moose
    Klobucher used the word 'hate' in her tweet. She clearly didn't get the memo.

    Cory Booker said there was 'no justification' for the attacks. But you know, others may disagree.

    None of the cat ladies and bearded fruit-juice drinkers on my Faceborg who posted epic, righteous screeds about 'hate' after Christchurch and dared anyone who disagreed to 'unfriend' them, have said anything.
  17. Anonymous[311] • Disclaimer says:
    @Hail
    Anatoly Karlin has a good thread going compiling prominent political personalities' "Rorschach Test"-style reactions (via Twitter) to the Sri Lanka attack.

    Summary: Buttigieg looks worst; Harris and Sanders look bad; O'Rourke and Warren both look surprisingly okay; Gabbard looks good; Yang looks good; Donald "Couch Potatus" Trump looks bland at best. Teresa May looks bad; Jeremy Corbyn, rather good.

    (These based on a review of what terms they chose to use in their tweets. Few even used the the text-string "Christ-" in their tweets.)

    Gabbard’s tweet is rather nice, maybe partly because it wasn’t her fellow Hindus blowing up Sri Lanka for a change. Ever since Muslims realized that homicidal sectarian rage could be their ethnic strong suit (the Irish having gone homo in the 90s) they’ve been stumbling into one victory after another. Indeed the Mohammedans are a firework, original, cannot be replaced

    • Replies: @Anon
    Mysteriously, Muslim terrorism has declined dramatically in Israel, while increasing in a lot of other places (especially Western countries).

    Very strange.
  18. I don’t like to sound like Tiny Duck, but for once I think there was reason to be cautious about immediately ascribing this attack to Muslims.

    Most of the violence in Sri Lanka has been Bhuddhist (Sinhalese)/Hindu(Tamil). The Tamil Tigers invented suicide bombings. It is worth waiting a day or two to be sure that the attackers were Islamic terrorists.

    • Replies: @Mr. Anon

    I don’t like to sound like Tiny Duck, but for once I think there was reason to be cautious about immediately ascribing this attack to Muslims.
     
    Upone reflection, I thought the same thing. Sri Lanka had a civil war, or at least a major guerilla insurgency, not too long ago, and I don't think muslims factored into it much at all. The suicide bomber part seems to indicate Muslims, but - who knows - maybe Tamils have adopted the tactic. No need to point the finger of blame right away.
  19. @Hail

    [NYT] Headlines on Sri Lanka Won't Give You a Clue About "Who? Whom?" in Sri Lanka
     
    It is not just the New York Times or its ilk. No one,* in almost any of the world media, from what I understand (as of this writing, Attacks+24hrs), has published/broadcast what everyone knows: That the attackers were Muslims, that it was a politico-religious terror attack deliberately targeting the White West by proxy, killing foreigners at luxury hotels and Christians.

    I note that their choice was to target Christians and only Christians, and on our central holiday. Surely any Muslim would, all else being even close to equal, would hate Hindus and maybe nationalistic Buddhists a lot more than they hate Christians -- the former two groups being the dominant groups in Sri Lanka. The choice to hit Christians thus points entirely to being a proxy attack on the West.

    This media blackout (re attributing responsibility for the attack) (it is being vagiely treated as some cosmic mystery, from coverage I have seen) is at least a little puzzling: It's as if there is a worldwide gag order on this coming down from Soros Central Command, or something. Normally, someone breaks the info and others follow, but everyone has stayed disciplined this time. Also, in the gatekeeper media, the story already showed signs of faltering even before the Attacks+24hrs mark; it may be soon be out of the MSM loop.

    ______

    * -- (except for numerous semi-independent voices on Twitter and the like, who have released this info; the only world media that I hear published the names and explicitly identified it as a Muslim attack are some pro-BJP media in India [the Indian general elections is ongoing thru May].)

    “That the attackers were Muslims”

    No. The Tamil Tigers are an ethnic minority, mostly Hindu, fighting against the majority Sinhalese, mostly Buddhists. It dates back to independence in 1948, when Sri Lanka started deporting Indian Tamils, who had been brought by the British.

    • Replies: @Hail
    Your comment seems to have nothing to do with the Easter 2019 bombing. All info available has it that the Easter 2019 attackers were Muslims, with no connection to the Tamil-Sinhalese fighting of generations past.
  20. @Hail

    [NYT] Headlines on Sri Lanka Won't Give You a Clue About "Who? Whom?" in Sri Lanka
     
    It is not just the New York Times or its ilk. No one,* in almost any of the world media, from what I understand (as of this writing, Attacks+24hrs), has published/broadcast what everyone knows: That the attackers were Muslims, that it was a politico-religious terror attack deliberately targeting the White West by proxy, killing foreigners at luxury hotels and Christians.

    I note that their choice was to target Christians and only Christians, and on our central holiday. Surely any Muslim would, all else being even close to equal, would hate Hindus and maybe nationalistic Buddhists a lot more than they hate Christians -- the former two groups being the dominant groups in Sri Lanka. The choice to hit Christians thus points entirely to being a proxy attack on the West.

    This media blackout (re attributing responsibility for the attack) (it is being vagiely treated as some cosmic mystery, from coverage I have seen) is at least a little puzzling: It's as if there is a worldwide gag order on this coming down from Soros Central Command, or something. Normally, someone breaks the info and others follow, but everyone has stayed disciplined this time. Also, in the gatekeeper media, the story already showed signs of faltering even before the Attacks+24hrs mark; it may be soon be out of the MSM loop.

    ______

    * -- (except for numerous semi-independent voices on Twitter and the like, who have released this info; the only world media that I hear published the names and explicitly identified it as a Muslim attack are some pro-BJP media in India [the Indian general elections is ongoing thru May].)

    what everyone knows: That the attackers were Muslims

    What evidence is there that the attackers were Muslim?

    • LOL: Lot
  21. @KL
    "That the attackers were Muslims"

    No. The Tamil Tigers are an ethnic minority, mostly Hindu, fighting against the majority Sinhalese, mostly Buddhists. It dates back to independence in 1948, when Sri Lanka started deporting Indian Tamils, who had been brought by the British.

    Your comment seems to have nothing to do with the Easter 2019 bombing. All info available has it that the Easter 2019 attackers were Muslims, with no connection to the Tamil-Sinhalese fighting of generations past.

    • Replies: @Anon
    It's not "generations past", it was 10 years ago. But you're right, it's almost certainly unrelated to the Easter bombings.

    Also the Tigers had, for the most part, remarkably little to do with the Tamils who had been brought by the British, being instead mostly indigenous. But that's, again, pretty much entirely unrelated to the recent bombings.
  22. @Hail

    [NYT] Headlines on Sri Lanka Won't Give You a Clue About "Who? Whom?" in Sri Lanka
     
    It is not just the New York Times or its ilk. No one,* in almost any of the world media, from what I understand (as of this writing, Attacks+24hrs), has published/broadcast what everyone knows: That the attackers were Muslims, that it was a politico-religious terror attack deliberately targeting the White West by proxy, killing foreigners at luxury hotels and Christians.

    I note that their choice was to target Christians and only Christians, and on our central holiday. Surely any Muslim would, all else being even close to equal, would hate Hindus and maybe nationalistic Buddhists a lot more than they hate Christians -- the former two groups being the dominant groups in Sri Lanka. The choice to hit Christians thus points entirely to being a proxy attack on the West.

    This media blackout (re attributing responsibility for the attack) (it is being vagiely treated as some cosmic mystery, from coverage I have seen) is at least a little puzzling: It's as if there is a worldwide gag order on this coming down from Soros Central Command, or something. Normally, someone breaks the info and others follow, but everyone has stayed disciplined this time. Also, in the gatekeeper media, the story already showed signs of faltering even before the Attacks+24hrs mark; it may be soon be out of the MSM loop.

    ______

    * -- (except for numerous semi-independent voices on Twitter and the like, who have released this info; the only world media that I hear published the names and explicitly identified it as a Muslim attack are some pro-BJP media in India [the Indian general elections is ongoing thru May].)

    (except for numerous semi-independent voices on Twitter and the like, who have released this info)

    See, that’s howcum Sri Lanka shut down social media; they know all too well how “online hate” (independent voices stating the unspoken obvious) can turn into “deadly violence” (to the Narrative, and our control of it).

    In complete sobriety & seriousness – what happened to the news media in the so-called Western world to have devolved it with such jaw-dropping, terrifying speed into the agenda-driven joke that it now irretrievably is? I know a case can be made for its slow slide leftward over the past 40 years, but I’m not talking about that – I mean its complete capitulation during the past, say, five. Surely there were enough grown-ups in place to prevent or minimize…..this; yet this happened anyway – suddenly, and fast, like returning cancer.

    • Replies: @Desiderius
    The "grown-ups" aren't the ones signing the checks. Those who are got rid of the grown-ups for various reasons, the only one remotely defensible being cost.

    Our generation was raised by people with memories of yellow journalism who made sure their children wouldn't stoop to that. This generation wasn't.
    , @anon

    I know a case can be made for its slow slide leftward over the past 40 years, but I’m not talking about that – I mean its complete capitulation during the past, say, five.
     
    "Gradually, then suddenly."
  23. Will Sri Lanka have a month long love fest of all things Christian in response? Of course not.

  24. @Colin Wright
    'So as you can see, it’s all very complicated and, don’t forget, Muslims are being victimized.'

    You're jumping the gun. In Sri Lanka, it really could be anyone. Hence the silence. Whatever each of us might prefer, it's wiser to just wait.

    True.

    Most of the religious violence there has been Hindu vs Buddhist

    • Replies: @Anon
    Not really. There has been racial violence between Sinhalese and Tamils and a religious animosity between Buddhists and Muslims (and, sort of, Buddhist/Hindu and Muslim/Hindu, but less so).
  25. Hail says: • Website
    @CCZ
    An article that actually mentions Christians, Muslims, religious extremists (a radical Islamist group, National Thowheeth Jama’ath), the suicide bomber of the Cinnamon Grand Hotel registered as Mohamed Azzam Mohamed, and the fact that the attacks specifically targeted Christian churches and foreigners and, during the civil war, the LTTE ("Tamil Tigers") rarely attacked Christians and foreigners.

    https://www.ibtimes.com/sri-lanka-bombing-religious-extremist-group-suspected-behind-terror-attacks-killed-2786883

    A top police official is said to have warned security officials in an advisory 10 days before the attacks about a threat to prominent churches from a radical Islamist group, National Thowheeth Jama’ath

    Sri Lanka police said the bomber at the Cinnamon Grand Hotel was a guest registered under the name “Mohamed Azzam Mohamed.” Media reports said this man, a Sri Lankan Muslim, detonated the explosives he carried on his back at 8:30 a.m. while queueing for Easter Sunday breakfast at the Cinnamon Grand hotel.

    An as yet unnamed “religious extremist” terrorist group is suspected to be responsible for eight horrific and coordinated Easter Sunday bombings

    some analysts say the remnants of ISIS cannot be discounted.

    Defense Minister Ruwan Wijewardene told reporters the “terrorist incident” was carried out by a group supporting “religious extremism.”

    Seven suspects have been arrested, some of them Muslims.

    Though all info we have says it was Muslims, let’s just say for the sake of argument that this info so far is mistaken, that it was not Muslims but rather a rainbow coalition of randomly selected Sri Lankans from the new terror group Rainbow Sri Lankan Haters of Christianity (RaSLaHaC) that did it:

    If it’s true that 9-10% of Sri Lankans (and rising), as of the 2010s, are Muslim, what is the chance “some” of these seven (it may end up being “all,” when the full story is out), of the collaborator-suspects, are Muslims?

    • Replies: @Hail

    If it’s true that 9-10% of Sri Lankans (and rising), as of the 2010s, are Muslim
     
    That links is supposed to point to Demographics of Sri Lanka wiki, at which we see:

    Muslim pop. share in Sri Lanka
    - 6.6% to 7.2%: steady from the 1881 to 1971 censuses
    - 7.6%: 1981 census
    - 9.8%: 2012 census

    Buddhist-to-Muslim ratio in Sri Lanka:
    - late 19th century: abt. 9-to-1
    - mid 20th century: up to 10-to-1
    - 1981: 9-to-1
    - 2012: 7-to-1

    It's unclear how much (if any) of this is due to a fertility gap, how much to migration, or if it is totally an artifact of the relative decline of the Tamil-Hindus (emigration).

    2012 is also the first-ever census on which Muslims (9.7%) outnumbered Christians (7.6%). There were narrowly more Christians than Muslims in 1981 and comfortably more (a steady 3-point edge) for generations before that.

  26. As we all know, Israel cannot admit Muslim refugees because Muslims in Israel are dangerous. Everywhere else in the world Muslims are a peaceful people who pose no threat to anyone, which is why European nations are obliged to admit them despite being further away than Israel from most Muslim countries.

    And, for the record, Muslims only comprise 9.7% of Sri Lanka’s population. This is what they feel they can get away with in a nation where they’re less than 10% of the population. Muslims will probably be 10% or more of most European countries within the next decade.

    And also another point: it is quite clear that these attacks involved far more than one perpetrator, and I’d be willing to bet a dozen or more were involved. In contrast, the Christchurch mosque shootings involved only one perp (a few others were arrested but none had any connection with the shooter). Anders Breivik acted alone. The Pittsburgh synagogue shooter acted alone. The 9/11 bombers, the San Bernardino shooters, the Bataclan terrorists, the Charlie Hebdo terrorists, etc., etc. all acted in concert.

    That is the difference between a genuinely hateful and dangerous ideology and one that isn’t – not the willingness of the occasional crazy to act violently on his beliefs, but his ability to find others to go along with him.

  27. It is not the crime the outrages the Left, but the thought crime. If a terrorist attack kills hundreds of Christians no thought crime was committed so no outrage. The Left treats it in the same way as if they had died in some natural disaster, like a flood, earthquake or hurricane.

    Look at how the Jussie Smollett hate hoax elicited outpouring of condemnation from the Left, while hundreds of blacks are murdered in Chicago every year without a scintilla of concern.

    In the Pantheon of the Great Evils there is Racism, Sexism, Homophobia, Xenophobia, Islamophobia and Transphobia with maybe others to be added later. Blacks killing other blacks aren’t committing any thought crimes so it doesn’t register on their outrage meter. Muslims killing Christians aren’t motivated by any of the Great Evils(Christianphobia doesn’t exist as a word or concept) so it doesn’t really bother them. But watch a “white nationalist” try to speak in public and their outrage meter will go through the roof. The “White Nationalist” is committing heresy against the Cult of Diversity and must be shut down.

    • Replies: @JimS
    Your "Pantheon" comment is interesting. I think that the various competing "wokemon" categories are best thought of as a Greco-Roman Pantheon. All liberals believe in all the Diversity deities, but they have to choose their protector, e.g. Zeus or Poseidon/Black or Feminist. Which is stronger? Who does Paris give the apple to, Islam or Homosexuality? And clearly hero Obama had divine heritage, like Achilles or Aeneas. All deities are worshipped and sacrificed to by all, but the temples/priests focus one only one deity.
    The Iliad, as an example, is full of gods' scheming around each other to get their own way, and to decide which mortals are the most favored and who will win. The mortals are hoping they sacrifice to the most powerful and hoping their protectors are not disfavored, and are swayed by their sacrifices.
    , @Reg Cæsar
    You could have said all that in five words-- in Mandarin. Baizuo shengmu-biao.
    , @Mr McKenna

    It is not the crime the outrages the Left, but the thought crime.
     
    Your post is brilliant and trenchant from beginning to end. Mad props sir.
    , @TomSchmidt
    If there were still a gold box...
  28. @Hail
    Anatoly Karlin has a good thread going compiling prominent political personalities' "Rorschach Test"-style reactions (via Twitter) to the Sri Lanka attack.

    Summary: Buttigieg looks worst; Harris and Sanders look bad; O'Rourke and Warren both look surprisingly okay; Gabbard looks good; Yang looks good; Donald "Couch Potatus" Trump looks bland at best. Teresa May looks bad; Jeremy Corbyn, rather good.

    (These based on a review of what terms they chose to use in their tweets. Few even used the the text-string "Christ-" in their tweets.)

    “The killings in Sri Lanka shock us all. Near and far we have seen, many times now, rising terrorism against foreigners and against minorities in worship. America must help lead the world in resisting all such deadly hatred. – Pete Buttigieg”

    So apparently the bombings were committed by straight white Christian native-born Americans who were targeting gays, Mexicans, blacks, and Muslims.

    What an asshole.

    • Agree: Hail
    • Replies: @Wilkey
    “The killings in Sri Lanka shock us all. Near and far we have seen, many times now, rising terrorism against foreigners and against minorities in worship. America must help lead the world in resisting all such deadly hatred. – Pete Buttigieg”

    I just realized what this tweet reminds me of: "Some people did something."

    200 people were murdered and he doesn't have the f***ing decency to name the victims or the perps.

    The only time radical Leftists will name the perps and victims is if doing so will make the "average" American (white/straight/Christian) appear to be evil.
    , @Reg Cæsar

    What an asshole.
     
    I wouldn't use that word about him. It might be misinterpreted.
  29. @Moses
    They really do hate Christians, don't they?

    https://twitter.com/populationwatch/status/892762620528402433?lang=en

    His tweet was in response to a female Jewish “civil rights” lawyer who was incensed that the Trump Administration feels that whites have a right to be protected against discrimination.

    Another one of her tweets: “Every Jewish holiday can be summarized: they tried to kill us, we won, let’s eat.”

    That’s one way of putting it. Another way of putting it: “Many Jewish holidays can be summarized: God slaughtered a lot of innocent gentiles on our behalf. Let’s eat.”

    Separating illegal immigrant families at the border to try to discourage them from invading: the height of evil. Murdering innocent Egyptian babies to get back at Pharaoh: Coolio!

    I wonder if the Jewish holiday celebrating the defeat of the Third Reich gives any credit to the 101st Airborne Division, or Patton’s Third Army?

    • Replies: @Ron Mexico
    "I wonder if the Jewish holiday celebrating the defeat of the Third Reich gives any credit to the 101st Airborne Division, or Patton’s Third Army?"

    Or more importantly, the Red Army?
  30. Hail says: • Website
    @Hail

    A top police official is said to have warned security officials in an advisory 10 days before the attacks about a threat to prominent churches from a radical Islamist group, National Thowheeth Jama’ath
     

    Sri Lanka police said the bomber at the Cinnamon Grand Hotel was a guest registered under the name "Mohamed Azzam Mohamed." Media reports said this man, a Sri Lankan Muslim, detonated the explosives he carried on his back at 8:30 a.m. while queueing for Easter Sunday breakfast at the Cinnamon Grand hotel.
     

    An as yet unnamed "religious extremist" terrorist group is suspected to be responsible for eight horrific and coordinated Easter Sunday bombings
     

    some analysts say the remnants of ISIS cannot be discounted.
     

    Defense Minister Ruwan Wijewardene told reporters the "terrorist incident" was carried out by a group supporting "religious extremism."
     

    Seven suspects have been arrested, some of them Muslims.
     
    Though all info we have says it was Muslims, let's just say for the sake of argument that this info so far is mistaken, that it was not Muslims but rather a rainbow coalition of randomly selected Sri Lankans from the new terror group Rainbow Sri Lankan Haters of Christianity (RaSLaHaC) that did it:

    If it's true that 9-10% of Sri Lankans (and rising), as of the 2010s, are Muslim, what is the chance "some" of these seven (it may end up being "all," when the full story is out), of the collaborator-suspects, are Muslims?

    If it’s true that 9-10% of Sri Lankans (and rising), as of the 2010s, are Muslim

    That links is supposed to point to Demographics of Sri Lanka wiki, at which we see:

    Muslim pop. share in Sri Lanka
    – 6.6% to 7.2%: steady from the 1881 to 1971 censuses
    – 7.6%: 1981 census
    – 9.8%: 2012 census

    Buddhist-to-Muslim ratio in Sri Lanka:
    – late 19th century: abt. 9-to-1
    – mid 20th century: up to 10-to-1
    – 1981: 9-to-1
    – 2012: 7-to-1

    It’s unclear how much (if any) of this is due to a fertility gap, how much to migration, or if it is totally an artifact of the relative decline of the Tamil-Hindus (emigration).

    2012 is also the first-ever census on which Muslims (9.7%) outnumbered Christians (7.6%). There were narrowly more Christians than Muslims in 1981 and comfortably more (a steady 3-point edge) for generations before that.

    • Replies: @Anonymous

    It’s unclear how much (if any) of [the change in the Buddhist-Muslim ratio] is due to a ... the relative decline of the Tamil-Hindus (emigration).
     
    By definition, emigration of Tamil-Hindus makes NO difference to the Buddhist-Muslim ratio. There does not seem to have been much Muslim immigration to Ceylon, either.
  31. @Flip
    So why are Jews at the NY Times covering up for Muslilms? I doubt that Israelis would act that way.

    Because, in their Inner Boroughs world, that’s the done thing.

    It’s not like these particular Jews will suffer the consequences of their ideas.

  32. Muslims may have overplayed their hand here. The Sri Lankan govt is backed by China which has a big port on the island. I would not be shocked by the Xuanxung solution.

    • Replies: @J.Ross
    Relevant: the earlier conflict was "resolved" a few years ago when the Sri Lankan government, emboldened by international acceptance of Israeli eisen und blut in Gaza, got a camp together and just killed them all. So if anything, given the track record, Sri Lanka needs no nudging from Beijing.
  33. @Ragno

    (except for numerous semi-independent voices on Twitter and the like, who have released this info)
     
    See, that's howcum Sri Lanka shut down social media; they know all too well how "online hate" (independent voices stating the unspoken obvious) can turn into "deadly violence" (to the Narrative, and our control of it).

    In complete sobriety & seriousness - what happened to the news media in the so-called Western world to have devolved it with such jaw-dropping, terrifying speed into the agenda-driven joke that it now irretrievably is? I know a case can be made for its slow slide leftward over the past 40 years, but I'm not talking about that - I mean its complete capitulation during the past, say, five. Surely there were enough grown-ups in place to prevent or minimize.....this; yet this happened anyway - suddenly, and fast, like returning cancer.

    The “grown-ups” aren’t the ones signing the checks. Those who are got rid of the grown-ups for various reasons, the only one remotely defensible being cost.

    Our generation was raised by people with memories of yellow journalism who made sure their children wouldn’t stoop to that. This generation wasn’t.

  34. @tanabear
    It is not the crime the outrages the Left, but the thought crime. If a terrorist attack kills hundreds of Christians no thought crime was committed so no outrage. The Left treats it in the same way as if they had died in some natural disaster, like a flood, earthquake or hurricane.

    Look at how the Jussie Smollett hate hoax elicited outpouring of condemnation from the Left, while hundreds of blacks are murdered in Chicago every year without a scintilla of concern.

    In the Pantheon of the Great Evils there is Racism, Sexism, Homophobia, Xenophobia, Islamophobia and Transphobia with maybe others to be added later. Blacks killing other blacks aren't committing any thought crimes so it doesn't register on their outrage meter. Muslims killing Christians aren't motivated by any of the Great Evils(Christianphobia doesn't exist as a word or concept) so it doesn't really bother them. But watch a "white nationalist" try to speak in public and their outrage meter will go through the roof. The "White Nationalist" is committing heresy against the Cult of Diversity and must be shut down.

    Your “Pantheon” comment is interesting. I think that the various competing “wokemon” categories are best thought of as a Greco-Roman Pantheon. All liberals believe in all the Diversity deities, but they have to choose their protector, e.g. Zeus or Poseidon/Black or Feminist. Which is stronger? Who does Paris give the apple to, Islam or Homosexuality? And clearly hero Obama had divine heritage, like Achilles or Aeneas. All deities are worshipped and sacrificed to by all, but the temples/priests focus one only one deity.
    The Iliad, as an example, is full of gods’ scheming around each other to get their own way, and to decide which mortals are the most favored and who will win. The mortals are hoping they sacrifice to the most powerful and hoping their protectors are not disfavored, and are swayed by their sacrifices.

  35. There it is again, “The correlation between hate crimes and diversity.”

  36. @istevefan
    Well at least they used the word Christian. Jack Posobiec tweeted out something he noticed today. Several important dems and media outlets referred to the people in Sri Lanka as "Easter Worshippers", not as Christians. ABC tweeted out that "tourists and Easter Worshippers" were upset that Notre Dame was closed. That seems to be more than a bit coincidental given such an odd expression.

    https://twitter.com/JackPosobiec/status/1120096123128045569

    Several important dems and media outlets referred to the people in Sri Lanka as “Easter Worshippers”, not as Christians.

    Several Easter Worshippers involved in a conflict with Ramadan Dieters.

    • Replies: @istevefan

    Ramadan Dieters.
     
    That's a good one. I think I might find a way to insert it into a comment sometime.
    , @Reg Cæsar

    Several Easter Worshippers involved in a conflict with Ramadan Dieters.
     
    Ramadan strikes me as more bulimic than anorectic.


    https://i.pinimg.com/originals/ef/62/dc/ef62dc8e3cd63b029241ff5528b94c32.jpg
  37. @Anonymous
    Gabbard's tweet is rather nice, maybe partly because it wasn't her fellow Hindus blowing up Sri Lanka for a change. Ever since Muslims realized that homicidal sectarian rage could be their ethnic strong suit (the Irish having gone homo in the 90s) they've been stumbling into one victory after another. Indeed the Mohammedans are a firework, original, cannot be replaced

    Mysteriously, Muslim terrorism has declined dramatically in Israel, while increasing in a lot of other places (especially Western countries).

    Very strange.

    • LOL: IHTG
    • Replies: @Anon

    Mysteriously, Muslim terrorism has declined dramatically in Israel
     
    I find it weird that muslims seem to attack Christians more than jews.
    Its almost as if...
  38. Okay, what I want to know is how thirteen suicide bombers are arrested and labeled as “suspects” as related in the NY Times subhead.

  39. “… don’t forget, Muslims are being victimized.”

    In Myanmar, of all places. What I find interesting is the line that Christians are being persecuted in Hindu-majority India, as if that is the only place.

    • Replies: @Reg Cæsar

    In Myanmar, of all places
     
    In the civilized world, we call it Burma.


    https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Myanmar#/languages

    https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Myanmar#Etymology


    https://ang.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Burma
  40. Anon[192] • Disclaimer says:
    @Hail
    Your comment seems to have nothing to do with the Easter 2019 bombing. All info available has it that the Easter 2019 attackers were Muslims, with no connection to the Tamil-Sinhalese fighting of generations past.

    It’s not “generations past”, it was 10 years ago. But you’re right, it’s almost certainly unrelated to the Easter bombings.

    Also the Tigers had, for the most part, remarkably little to do with the Tamils who had been brought by the British, being instead mostly indigenous. But that’s, again, pretty much entirely unrelated to the recent bombings.

  41. @Paleo Liberal
    True.

    Most of the religious violence there has been Hindu vs Buddhist

    Not really. There has been racial violence between Sinhalese and Tamils and a religious animosity between Buddhists and Muslims (and, sort of, Buddhist/Hindu and Muslim/Hindu, but less so).

  42. Anon[115] • Disclaimer says:
    @Flip
    So why are Jews at the NY Times covering up for Muslilms? I doubt that Israelis would act that way.

    When Jews want to incite more foreign wars against Israel’s enemies or institute more domestic surveillance, Zionist-controlled media play up the evilness of the terrorist incident and how we’re all under attack.

    When Jews are afraid there’s going to be a backlash against immigration, Zionist-controlled media play up how 99% of Muslims are supposedly peace loving and must not be scape goated.

    Muslims alternate between bogeyman and victim, depending on what’s good for Jews at the moment.

    • Replies: @Cowboy shaw
    It does appear that way, though I imagine it's just a natural defensive reflexiveness - isn't that what Kevin Macdonald suggested?
  43. Anon[192] • Disclaimer says:
    @Dr. X
    I wonder if Sri Lanka has a female Prime Minister who will go parading around the country waving a crucifix, blasting Christian prayers throughout the country and in the parliament, and enacting legislation to confiscate arms from Muslims because of this...

    No, SL has a not-very-closeted gay Prime Minister, who, I hope, has better sense than to parade around with a crucifix in a puzzling attempt at “solidarity”.

    They might have Christian prayers in Parliament but nobody will hear them because the MPs will be too … otherwise occupied.

  44. @Wilkey
    "The killings in Sri Lanka shock us all. Near and far we have seen, many times now, rising terrorism against foreigners and against minorities in worship. America must help lead the world in resisting all such deadly hatred. - Pete Buttigieg"

    So apparently the bombings were committed by straight white Christian native-born Americans who were targeting gays, Mexicans, blacks, and Muslims.

    What an asshole.

    “The killings in Sri Lanka shock us all. Near and far we have seen, many times now, rising terrorism against foreigners and against minorities in worship. America must help lead the world in resisting all such deadly hatred. – Pete Buttigieg”

    I just realized what this tweet reminds me of: “Some people did something.”

    200 people were murdered and he doesn’t have the f***ing decency to name the victims or the perps.

    The only time radical Leftists will name the perps and victims is if doing so will make the “average” American (white/straight/Christian) appear to be evil.

    • Replies: @Hail

    200 people were murdered
     
    As of this writing (Attacks+27hrs), the world media is reporting 800+ casualties, of which 290+ are confirmed dead, with "dozens" of the dead reportedly foreigners. The final White-Westerner kill count for The Religion of Peace in this case may be in the 10-20 range.

    Has the nationwide, partial Internet-ban been lifted? That sub-plot to this tragic story makes me wonder what level of event it would take for the US govt to order a comparable Internet ban. All of a sudden, information flow drops off a cliff and partially/temporarily "reinstate" the pre-Internet world, a fascinating thought experiment.

  45. anon[332] • Disclaimer says:

    BOMBS SHATTER TRANQUILITY OF EASTER MORNING; AT LEAST 200 DIE

    People don’t kill people, bombs kill people!

    In fact, they don’t even kill people – they shatter a morning’s tranquility.

    Sure, people died, but were the bombs to blame? Who among us can say?

    How about this:

    200 KILLED IN EASTER SUNDAY BOMBING

    What do they teach in journalism school, anyway?

  46. @Ragno

    (except for numerous semi-independent voices on Twitter and the like, who have released this info)
     
    See, that's howcum Sri Lanka shut down social media; they know all too well how "online hate" (independent voices stating the unspoken obvious) can turn into "deadly violence" (to the Narrative, and our control of it).

    In complete sobriety & seriousness - what happened to the news media in the so-called Western world to have devolved it with such jaw-dropping, terrifying speed into the agenda-driven joke that it now irretrievably is? I know a case can be made for its slow slide leftward over the past 40 years, but I'm not talking about that - I mean its complete capitulation during the past, say, five. Surely there were enough grown-ups in place to prevent or minimize.....this; yet this happened anyway - suddenly, and fast, like returning cancer.

    I know a case can be made for its slow slide leftward over the past 40 years, but I’m not talking about that – I mean its complete capitulation during the past, say, five.

    “Gradually, then suddenly.”

  47. Hail says: • Website
    @Wilkey
    “The killings in Sri Lanka shock us all. Near and far we have seen, many times now, rising terrorism against foreigners and against minorities in worship. America must help lead the world in resisting all such deadly hatred. – Pete Buttigieg”

    I just realized what this tweet reminds me of: "Some people did something."

    200 people were murdered and he doesn't have the f***ing decency to name the victims or the perps.

    The only time radical Leftists will name the perps and victims is if doing so will make the "average" American (white/straight/Christian) appear to be evil.

    200 people were murdered

    As of this writing (Attacks+27hrs), the world media is reporting 800+ casualties, of which 290+ are confirmed dead, with “dozens” of the dead reportedly foreigners. The final White-Westerner kill count for The Religion of Peace in this case may be in the 10-20 range.

    Has the nationwide, partial Internet-ban been lifted? That sub-plot to this tragic story makes me wonder what level of event it would take for the US govt to order a comparable Internet ban. All of a sudden, information flow drops off a cliff and partially/temporarily “reinstate” the pre-Internet world, a fascinating thought experiment.

  48. Anonymous[282] • Disclaimer says:
    @Hail

    [NYT] Headlines on Sri Lanka Won't Give You a Clue About "Who? Whom?" in Sri Lanka
     
    It is not just the New York Times or its ilk. No one,* in almost any of the world media, from what I understand (as of this writing, Attacks+24hrs), has published/broadcast what everyone knows: That the attackers were Muslims, that it was a politico-religious terror attack deliberately targeting the White West by proxy, killing foreigners at luxury hotels and Christians.

    I note that their choice was to target Christians and only Christians, and on our central holiday. Surely any Muslim would, all else being even close to equal, would hate Hindus and maybe nationalistic Buddhists a lot more than they hate Christians -- the former two groups being the dominant groups in Sri Lanka. The choice to hit Christians thus points entirely to being a proxy attack on the West.

    This media blackout (re attributing responsibility for the attack) (it is being vagiely treated as some cosmic mystery, from coverage I have seen) is at least a little puzzling: It's as if there is a worldwide gag order on this coming down from Soros Central Command, or something. Normally, someone breaks the info and others follow, but everyone has stayed disciplined this time. Also, in the gatekeeper media, the story already showed signs of faltering even before the Attacks+24hrs mark; it may be soon be out of the MSM loop.

    ______

    * -- (except for numerous semi-independent voices on Twitter and the like, who have released this info; the only world media that I hear published the names and explicitly identified it as a Muslim attack are some pro-BJP media in India [the Indian general elections is ongoing thru May].)

    The odds are very high that the attack was perpetrated by Muslims, nonetheless we have to weigh the circumspection with which establishment politicians and media are treating this attack. It indicates that something else could be going on.

    Steven Emerson’s reputation never fully recovered after blaming the Oklahoma City bombing on Arabs, and a few terrorism gurus were left with egg on their faces after the Germanwings crash, so the establishment could either be afraid of being wrong, or could it could be giving those without intel enough rope to hang themselves, if they know that the attack was not perpetrated by Muslims.

    South Asian society doesn’t seem like the sort that values credibility, so even if the Indian media are wrong, I doubt that the Indian public would care: the truth is less important than whatever lets you kick the other caste/sect/religion, moreso when there’s an election underway.

    The “independent voices” are reactive charlatans who’ve managed to con a few low IQ ouside-the-beltway wannabes, and who actually know as much as the rest of us.

  49. @Wilkey
    "The killings in Sri Lanka shock us all. Near and far we have seen, many times now, rising terrorism against foreigners and against minorities in worship. America must help lead the world in resisting all such deadly hatred. - Pete Buttigieg"

    So apparently the bombings were committed by straight white Christian native-born Americans who were targeting gays, Mexicans, blacks, and Muslims.

    What an asshole.

    What an asshole.

    I wouldn’t use that word about him. It might be misinterpreted.

  50. @tanabear
    It is not the crime the outrages the Left, but the thought crime. If a terrorist attack kills hundreds of Christians no thought crime was committed so no outrage. The Left treats it in the same way as if they had died in some natural disaster, like a flood, earthquake or hurricane.

    Look at how the Jussie Smollett hate hoax elicited outpouring of condemnation from the Left, while hundreds of blacks are murdered in Chicago every year without a scintilla of concern.

    In the Pantheon of the Great Evils there is Racism, Sexism, Homophobia, Xenophobia, Islamophobia and Transphobia with maybe others to be added later. Blacks killing other blacks aren't committing any thought crimes so it doesn't register on their outrage meter. Muslims killing Christians aren't motivated by any of the Great Evils(Christianphobia doesn't exist as a word or concept) so it doesn't really bother them. But watch a "white nationalist" try to speak in public and their outrage meter will go through the roof. The "White Nationalist" is committing heresy against the Cult of Diversity and must be shut down.

    You could have said all that in five words– in Mandarin. Baizuo shengmu-biao.

    • Replies: @BenKenobi
    Could you break it down for us English-only plebs, Reg?
  51. “Who? Whom?” in Sri Lanka

    Ceylon, Ceylon, Sailer!

    • Replies: @Achmed E. Newman
    Dammit, I just now saw this, I swear, before I wrote my comment (in whim-nation right now) under a subsequent post of his.) To make this even more coincidental, I wrote that I was channeling my "inner Reg Caesar", haha!
  52. @AKAHorace
    I don't like to sound like Tiny Duck, but for once I think there was reason to be cautious about immediately ascribing this attack to Muslims.

    Most of the violence in Sri Lanka has been Bhuddhist (Sinhalese)/Hindu(Tamil). The Tamil Tigers invented suicide bombings. It is worth waiting a day or two to be sure that the attackers were Islamic terrorists.

    I don’t like to sound like Tiny Duck, but for once I think there was reason to be cautious about immediately ascribing this attack to Muslims.

    Upone reflection, I thought the same thing. Sri Lanka had a civil war, or at least a major guerilla insurgency, not too long ago, and I don’t think muslims factored into it much at all. The suicide bomber part seems to indicate Muslims, but – who knows – maybe Tamils have adopted the tactic. No need to point the finger of blame right away.

  53. OT:

    Easter afternoon I watched all three segments of the four-party RamzPaul video (which was originally aired live on Holy Saturday afternoon) posted at ZMan’s ZBlog. At 0110 HRS Easter Monday I returned to read comments on the videos and instead of the ZBlog a different page displayed, “Account Suspended.”

    • Replies: @jim jones
    I wondered why that happened, I assumed he had not paid the hosting bill
  54. @The Alarmist

    "... don’t forget, Muslims are being victimized."
     
    In Myanmar, of all places. What I find interesting is the line that Christians are being persecuted in Hindu-majority India, as if that is the only place.
  55. @Reg Cæsar
    You could have said all that in five words-- in Mandarin. Baizuo shengmu-biao.

    Could you break it down for us English-only plebs, Reg?

  56. All I know about this latest atrocity is that hundreds of people just died while celebrating a religious holiday of theirs, probably because of their religion, and the American media didn’t even have the bare respect for the dead to refer to the faith (“Easter worshippers?!”) by name.

    I’m an atheist, and this makes me want to puke in sheer disgust.

    • Replies: @El Dato
    “Easter worshippers” sounds quite a lot like "Idolators".

    Whatever happens, don't mention the Easter worshippers.
  57. @Anon
    Mysteriously, Muslim terrorism has declined dramatically in Israel, while increasing in a lot of other places (especially Western countries).

    Very strange.

    Mysteriously, Muslim terrorism has declined dramatically in Israel

    I find it weird that muslims seem to attack Christians more than jews.
    Its almost as if…

    • Replies: @Anon
    Its almost as if…

    Joshua Ryne Goldberg would like to have a word.
  58. @Dr. X
    I wonder if Sri Lanka has a female Prime Minister who will go parading around the country waving a crucifix, blasting Christian prayers throughout the country and in the parliament, and enacting legislation to confiscate arms from Muslims because of this...

    It was NZs grave misfortune to have the world’s dumbest ever leader at the time of that event. Tarrant had probably clocked on to that.

    • Replies: @Dr. X
    Dumbest, or most evil?
  59. @Anon
    When Jews want to incite more foreign wars against Israel's enemies or institute more domestic surveillance, Zionist-controlled media play up the evilness of the terrorist incident and how we're all under attack.

    When Jews are afraid there's going to be a backlash against immigration, Zionist-controlled media play up how 99% of Muslims are supposedly peace loving and must not be scape goated.

    Muslims alternate between bogeyman and victim, depending on what's good for Jews at the moment.

    It does appear that way, though I imagine it’s just a natural defensive reflexiveness – isn’t that what Kevin Macdonald suggested?

  60. Great work, Steve. Doing your part to bring together the natural allies, Jew haters and the Muslim apologists.

  61. @istevefan
    Well at least they used the word Christian. Jack Posobiec tweeted out something he noticed today. Several important dems and media outlets referred to the people in Sri Lanka as "Easter Worshippers", not as Christians. ABC tweeted out that "tourists and Easter Worshippers" were upset that Notre Dame was closed. That seems to be more than a bit coincidental given such an odd expression.

    https://twitter.com/JackPosobiec/status/1120096123128045569

    In a related story:

    For Good Friday, US Ambassador to Poland Georgette Mosbacher wished Jews a happy Passover in Polish – then faced a backlash from Twitter users wondering if she might have forgotten that Poland is a Catholic-majority country.

    https://www.rt.com/news/457178-us-envoy-jews-poland-passover/

    • Replies: @Joe Stalin
    Georgette Mosbacher is Jewish.

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

    I seem to recall from a gossip column in a free downtown Chicago newspaper that she worked as a hat check girl before being noticed by some rich guy.
  62. @tanabear
    It is not the crime the outrages the Left, but the thought crime. If a terrorist attack kills hundreds of Christians no thought crime was committed so no outrage. The Left treats it in the same way as if they had died in some natural disaster, like a flood, earthquake or hurricane.

    Look at how the Jussie Smollett hate hoax elicited outpouring of condemnation from the Left, while hundreds of blacks are murdered in Chicago every year without a scintilla of concern.

    In the Pantheon of the Great Evils there is Racism, Sexism, Homophobia, Xenophobia, Islamophobia and Transphobia with maybe others to be added later. Blacks killing other blacks aren't committing any thought crimes so it doesn't register on their outrage meter. Muslims killing Christians aren't motivated by any of the Great Evils(Christianphobia doesn't exist as a word or concept) so it doesn't really bother them. But watch a "white nationalist" try to speak in public and their outrage meter will go through the roof. The "White Nationalist" is committing heresy against the Cult of Diversity and must be shut down.

    It is not the crime the outrages the Left, but the thought crime.

    Your post is brilliant and trenchant from beginning to end. Mad props sir.

  63. @Hail
    Anatoly Karlin has a good thread going compiling prominent political personalities' "Rorschach Test"-style reactions (via Twitter) to the Sri Lanka attack.

    Summary: Buttigieg looks worst; Harris and Sanders look bad; O'Rourke and Warren both look surprisingly okay; Gabbard looks good; Yang looks good; Donald "Couch Potatus" Trump looks bland at best. Teresa May looks bad; Jeremy Corbyn, rather good.

    (These based on a review of what terms they chose to use in their tweets. Few even used the the text-string "Christ-" in their tweets.)

    Beto didn’t tweet about Jussie Smollett being a victim, as I vaguely recall.

  64. @Hail

    [NYT] Headlines on Sri Lanka Won't Give You a Clue About "Who? Whom?" in Sri Lanka
     
    It is not just the New York Times or its ilk. No one,* in almost any of the world media, from what I understand (as of this writing, Attacks+24hrs), has published/broadcast what everyone knows: That the attackers were Muslims, that it was a politico-religious terror attack deliberately targeting the White West by proxy, killing foreigners at luxury hotels and Christians.

    I note that their choice was to target Christians and only Christians, and on our central holiday. Surely any Muslim would, all else being even close to equal, would hate Hindus and maybe nationalistic Buddhists a lot more than they hate Christians -- the former two groups being the dominant groups in Sri Lanka. The choice to hit Christians thus points entirely to being a proxy attack on the West.

    This media blackout (re attributing responsibility for the attack) (it is being vagiely treated as some cosmic mystery, from coverage I have seen) is at least a little puzzling: It's as if there is a worldwide gag order on this coming down from Soros Central Command, or something. Normally, someone breaks the info and others follow, but everyone has stayed disciplined this time. Also, in the gatekeeper media, the story already showed signs of faltering even before the Attacks+24hrs mark; it may be soon be out of the MSM loop.

    ______

    * -- (except for numerous semi-independent voices on Twitter and the like, who have released this info; the only world media that I hear published the names and explicitly identified it as a Muslim attack are some pro-BJP media in India [the Indian general elections is ongoing thru May].)

    I think you’re right. There has been a good deal of sectarian violence in SL since the end of the civil war, but it’s been almost entirely Buddhist vs. Muslim, with Christians and Hindus staying out of it. The Buddhists, interestingly and contrary to their image in the West, have sometimes been the aggressors.

    But this appears to be a Muslim attack. It wasn’t aimed at Buddhists. It was aimed at Christians and symbols of the West, hence appears to be intended as a part of the Great Jihad against the West, not the local jihad against SK Buddhists.

  65. @Desiderius
    Pinch was raised (ostenisbly) Episcopalian, IIRC. He's never forgiven them.

    Mayor Pete Buttplug brags he’s an Episcopalian, so maybe it’s the whole “we don’t do religion” thing that’s popular with Episcopalians.

  66. @Hail
    Anatoly Karlin has a good thread going compiling prominent political personalities' "Rorschach Test"-style reactions (via Twitter) to the Sri Lanka attack.

    Summary: Buttigieg looks worst; Harris and Sanders look bad; O'Rourke and Warren both look surprisingly okay; Gabbard looks good; Yang looks good; Donald "Couch Potatus" Trump looks bland at best. Teresa May looks bad; Jeremy Corbyn, rather good.

    (These based on a review of what terms they chose to use in their tweets. Few even used the the text-string "Christ-" in their tweets.)

    Is MC Hijabi Huggy aware of whatever happens outside of NZ ?

  67. Sri Lanka is a strange, far-off, little understood place, so this may actually be evidence of Eurocentrism by the NYTimes.

  68. @Colin Wright
    'So as you can see, it’s all very complicated and, don’t forget, Muslims are being victimized.'

    You're jumping the gun. In Sri Lanka, it really could be anyone. Hence the silence. Whatever each of us might prefer, it's wiser to just wait.

    So as you can see, it’s all very complicated and, don’t forget, Muslims are being victimized.

    Once again, Steve is perfectly right as the french media was quick to remind us:

    Attentats contre les chrétiens au Sri Lanka : “Les principales victimes étaient plutôt musulmanes, ces dernières années”

    (Most victims used to be muslim, these past years.)

    By the way,

    What Is National Thowheeth Jama’ath? Suspicion Falls on Sri Lanka Islamic Group. NYT.

  69. @Colin Wright
    'So as you can see, it’s all very complicated and, don’t forget, Muslims are being victimized.'

    You're jumping the gun. In Sri Lanka, it really could be anyone. Hence the silence. Whatever each of us might prefer, it's wiser to just wait.

    It could be even be computer glitches.

  70. @nebulafox
    All I know about this latest atrocity is that hundreds of people just died while celebrating a religious holiday of theirs, probably because of their religion, and the American media didn't even have the bare respect for the dead to refer to the faith ("Easter worshippers?!") by name.

    I'm an atheist, and this makes me want to puke in sheer disgust.

    “Easter worshippers” sounds quite a lot like “Idolators”.

    Whatever happens, don’t mention the Easter worshippers.

    • Replies: @Steve Sailer
    It sounds like something priests and ministers say snarkily during their sermons about people who only worship on Easter.
  71. @El Dato
    “Easter worshippers” sounds quite a lot like "Idolators".

    Whatever happens, don't mention the Easter worshippers.

    It sounds like something priests and ministers say snarkily during their sermons about people who only worship on Easter.

  72. @Cowboy shaw
    It was NZs grave misfortune to have the world's dumbest ever leader at the time of that event. Tarrant had probably clocked on to that.

    Dumbest, or most evil?

    • Replies: @Cowboy shaw
    Just dumb. She's a pretty decent person really. She would make a perfectly fine director of human resources in a big accounting firm in London I guess, but with the complete and total collapse of the political class in the west, she gets to cosplay as leader of a country. And because she has one skill: to repeat the bromides and mantras of the progressive class with brain dead clarity, she is a perfect vessel for them to proclaim her a heroine of our times. But make no mistake, she is really really dumb.
  73. @Auntie Analogue
    OT:

    Easter afternoon I watched all three segments of the four-party RamzPaul video (which was originally aired live on Holy Saturday afternoon) posted at ZMan's ZBlog. At 0110 HRS Easter Monday I returned to read comments on the videos and instead of the ZBlog a different page displayed, "Account Suspended."

    I wondered why that happened, I assumed he had not paid the hosting bill

  74. @Dr. X
    Dumbest, or most evil?

    Just dumb. She’s a pretty decent person really. She would make a perfectly fine director of human resources in a big accounting firm in London I guess, but with the complete and total collapse of the political class in the west, she gets to cosplay as leader of a country. And because she has one skill: to repeat the bromides and mantras of the progressive class with brain dead clarity, she is a perfect vessel for them to proclaim her a heroine of our times. But make no mistake, she is really really dumb.

    • Agree: lavoisier
  75. @Anon

    Mysteriously, Muslim terrorism has declined dramatically in Israel
     
    I find it weird that muslims seem to attack Christians more than jews.
    Its almost as if...

    Its almost as if…

    Joshua Ryne Goldberg would like to have a word.

  76. As Myanmar shows, Buddhist know how to solve problems with citizens who adhere to the tenants of radical Islam.

  77. @Reg Cæsar

    "Who? Whom?" in Sri Lanka
     
    Ceylon, Ceylon, Sailer!

    Dammit, I just now saw this, I swear, before I wrote my comment (in whim-nation right now) under a subsequent post of his.) To make this even more coincidental, I wrote that I was channeling my “inner Reg Caesar”, haha!

    • Replies: @Reg Cæsar
    I've used it at least once before here. Maybe it got planted in your subconscious.

    Both times I've posted it, I couldn't get the damned song out of my head for two days.
  78. @Colin Wright
    'So as you can see, it’s all very complicated and, don’t forget, Muslims are being victimized.'

    You're jumping the gun. In Sri Lanka, it really could be anyone. Hence the silence. Whatever each of us might prefer, it's wiser to just wait.

    No doubt! Who can forget all those Buddhist terrorists and their wanton atrocities against Easter Worshipers?

    BTW: What are the Buddhist words for ‘Infidel’ and ‘Jihad’?

  79. @tanabear
    It is not the crime the outrages the Left, but the thought crime. If a terrorist attack kills hundreds of Christians no thought crime was committed so no outrage. The Left treats it in the same way as if they had died in some natural disaster, like a flood, earthquake or hurricane.

    Look at how the Jussie Smollett hate hoax elicited outpouring of condemnation from the Left, while hundreds of blacks are murdered in Chicago every year without a scintilla of concern.

    In the Pantheon of the Great Evils there is Racism, Sexism, Homophobia, Xenophobia, Islamophobia and Transphobia with maybe others to be added later. Blacks killing other blacks aren't committing any thought crimes so it doesn't register on their outrage meter. Muslims killing Christians aren't motivated by any of the Great Evils(Christianphobia doesn't exist as a word or concept) so it doesn't really bother them. But watch a "white nationalist" try to speak in public and their outrage meter will go through the roof. The "White Nationalist" is committing heresy against the Cult of Diversity and must be shut down.

    If there were still a gold box…

  80. @jon

    Several important dems and media outlets referred to the people in Sri Lanka as “Easter Worshippers”, not as Christians.
     
    Several Easter Worshippers involved in a conflict with Ramadan Dieters.

    Ramadan Dieters.

    That’s a good one. I think I might find a way to insert it into a comment sometime.

  81. To be fair, the Sri Lankan police didn’t finger any group until a few hours ago, the NYT isn’t gonna speculate no matter how obvious it is. No good reason for saying Easter Worshippers instead of Christians though.

  82. anon[381] • Disclaimer says:

    “Beto didn’t tweet about Jussie Smollett being a victim, as I vaguely recall.”

    But he did say that he believed with all his heart that Trump colluded with the Russians, even after the Mueller report dismissed that. Maybe that’s why his stock plummeted? Being smart isn’t just about saying smart-sounding things but knowing what not to say.

  83. Anonymous[249] • Disclaimer says:
    @Hail

    If it’s true that 9-10% of Sri Lankans (and rising), as of the 2010s, are Muslim
     
    That links is supposed to point to Demographics of Sri Lanka wiki, at which we see:

    Muslim pop. share in Sri Lanka
    - 6.6% to 7.2%: steady from the 1881 to 1971 censuses
    - 7.6%: 1981 census
    - 9.8%: 2012 census

    Buddhist-to-Muslim ratio in Sri Lanka:
    - late 19th century: abt. 9-to-1
    - mid 20th century: up to 10-to-1
    - 1981: 9-to-1
    - 2012: 7-to-1

    It's unclear how much (if any) of this is due to a fertility gap, how much to migration, or if it is totally an artifact of the relative decline of the Tamil-Hindus (emigration).

    2012 is also the first-ever census on which Muslims (9.7%) outnumbered Christians (7.6%). There were narrowly more Christians than Muslims in 1981 and comfortably more (a steady 3-point edge) for generations before that.

    It’s unclear how much (if any) of [the change in the Buddhist-Muslim ratio] is due to a … the relative decline of the Tamil-Hindus (emigration).

    By definition, emigration of Tamil-Hindus makes NO difference to the Buddhist-Muslim ratio. There does not seem to have been much Muslim immigration to Ceylon, either.

    • Replies: @Reg Cæsar

    By definition, emigration of Tamil-Hindus makes NO difference to the Buddhist-Muslim ratio.
     
    No, but it removes a buffer of sorts. Letter to the Irish Times, Sept. 25, 2015:


    Sir, – Yogi Berra’s connection with Ireland was momentary but spectacular. In 1956, when a local council chose Bob Briscoe as mayor, it was big news over in New York that the mayor of Dublin was Jewish. Yogi needed all of three words to immortalise it, “Only in America”. – Yours, etc,

    FRANK DESMOND,

    Cork.

    https://www.irishtimes.com/opinion/letters/yogi-berra-1.2365057
     
    , @Hail

    emigration of Tamil-Hindus makes NO difference to the Buddhist-Muslim ratio
     
    Good point. So Muslims are making strides even down there. Sad.

    Fertility gap? Less propensity towards emigration? Almost any net in-migration would tend to be good for padding Muslim numbers vis-a-vis Buddhist numbers to an extent; there are just so few of the latter from potential migrant countries.

    The Easter bombings, and the statistical fact of a slow-but-steady march of Islam within luckless Sri Lanka, remind me again that Islam really is the worst form of minority ethnocultural-political identity in today's world; any society that has it, has problems.

    Pretty much wheresoever one finds Islam in the minority (beyond a threshold of, say, some tenths of a percent, maybe), one sees it making strides towards a takeover. (Often abetted by local non-Muslim elites, for reasons that will only seem totally bizarre and incomprehensible upon retelling a century from now.)

    After all, Islam means submission ....one way or another -- No matter how many of these loser Easter Worshippers have to taught a lesson, about who's boss, by Religion of Peace Suicide Bombs.

  84. @BenKenobi
    Could you break it down for us English-only plebs, Reg?
    • Replies: @J.Ross
    Interesting, the last paragraph of your middle link warns those who might want to know more that, far from being objective observers of such wonders as an RV full of drugged starving black orphans being driven off a cliff by lesbians, who happen to think, hey, that's messed up, Chinese online critics of our infallible world order are clearly a conspiracy to interfere in our system and spread doubt about our institutions.

    In an academic-style [heh! Foolish Han, where is your credential?] essay that was retweeted more than 7000 times on Weibo, a user reviewed European philosophy from Voltaire and Marx to Adorno and Foucault, concluding that the ‘white left’ as a ‘spiritual epidemic’ is on its way to self-destruction.

    Ultimately, it represents the fatal weakness of democracy [Doesn't this sentence belong ending that previous paragraph? Good thing this is only a casual writing, and not academic style]. It should to be noted that the internet in China is subject to strict censorship. The Chinese government has been known to hire internet commentators to influence social media posts. According to a recent research conducted by scholars at Harvard University, 29 percent of of such posts they investigated fall into the category of taunting of foreign countries.
     

    Besides the hilarity of remilking the Russian hackers thing, that last sentence defeats the paragraph's purpose. Fifty centers do mock foreign countries, so clumsily that they are easy to spot; they are definitely not in the habit of composing masterful overviews of a civilization's philosophical history in the academic style.
  85. @jon

    Several important dems and media outlets referred to the people in Sri Lanka as “Easter Worshippers”, not as Christians.
     
    Several Easter Worshippers involved in a conflict with Ramadan Dieters.

    Several Easter Worshippers involved in a conflict with Ramadan Dieters.

    Ramadan strikes me as more bulimic than anorectic.

    • Replies: @Anonymous
    Note this is a fake "lorem ipsum dummy text" ad.
  86. @Achmed E. Newman
    Dammit, I just now saw this, I swear, before I wrote my comment (in whim-nation right now) under a subsequent post of his.) To make this even more coincidental, I wrote that I was channeling my "inner Reg Caesar", haha!

    I’ve used it at least once before here. Maybe it got planted in your subconscious.

    Both times I’ve posted it, I couldn’t get the damned song out of my head for two days.

  87. @Hail
    Anatoly Karlin has a good thread going compiling prominent political personalities' "Rorschach Test"-style reactions (via Twitter) to the Sri Lanka attack.

    Summary: Buttigieg looks worst; Harris and Sanders look bad; O'Rourke and Warren both look surprisingly okay; Gabbard looks good; Yang looks good; Donald "Couch Potatus" Trump looks bland at best. Teresa May looks bad; Jeremy Corbyn, rather good.

    (These based on a review of what terms they chose to use in their tweets. Few even used the the text-string "Christ-" in their tweets.)

    Summary: Buttigieg looks worst

    He also has about the worst surname for a candidate of his demographic.

    Imagine a black man seeking office with this name:

    https://www.baseball-reference.com/players/n/niggejo01.shtml


    He hanged himself after his wife left him. Maybe she was tired of being Mrs N-word?

    • Replies: @J.Ross
    No, it was because he couldn't move past numerous little details.
  88. @Anonymous

    It’s unclear how much (if any) of [the change in the Buddhist-Muslim ratio] is due to a ... the relative decline of the Tamil-Hindus (emigration).
     
    By definition, emigration of Tamil-Hindus makes NO difference to the Buddhist-Muslim ratio. There does not seem to have been much Muslim immigration to Ceylon, either.

    By definition, emigration of Tamil-Hindus makes NO difference to the Buddhist-Muslim ratio.

    No, but it removes a buffer of sorts. Letter to the Irish Times, Sept. 25, 2015:

    Sir, – Yogi Berra’s connection with Ireland was momentary but spectacular. In 1956, when a local council chose Bob Briscoe as mayor, it was big news over in New York that the mayor of Dublin was Jewish. Yogi needed all of three words to immortalise it, “Only in America”. – Yours, etc,

    FRANK DESMOND,

    Cork.

    https://www.irishtimes.com/opinion/letters/yogi-berra-1.2365057

  89. @Flip
    So why are Jews at the NY Times covering up for Muslims? I doubt that Israelis would act that way.

    The NYT (shorthand for chosen ethnics) would rather side with anyone else in this sort of instance. It does all depend on what is best for them. Bottom line though is that Christians (shorthand for whites mostly) are the most hated enemy. They will openly say hate, but it is allowed for them because Hope Not Hate, love Lives Here and other cryptic orgs run by them. Their crypsis and group strategy is very effective and whites could take a leaf from their play book if they were only allowed.

  90. @istevefan
    Well at least they used the word Christian. Jack Posobiec tweeted out something he noticed today. Several important dems and media outlets referred to the people in Sri Lanka as "Easter Worshippers", not as Christians. ABC tweeted out that "tourists and Easter Worshippers" were upset that Notre Dame was closed. That seems to be more than a bit coincidental given such an odd expression.

    https://twitter.com/JackPosobiec/status/1120096123128045569

    To me, making an issue of this phrase is senseless. Everyone accepts the phrase “Sunday worship.” We understand it means worship on Sunday not worship of Sunday. I don’t see why we can’t just understand what is obviously meant. Let’s not be like people who claim to believe Trump was really colluding with Russia when he asked for Hillary’s missing emails.

    • Replies: @J.Ross
    It's not senseless, it's political literacy. Rejecting focus group tested, expert-composed, nudging forcememes is the product of inner monologue and critical thinking, and is therefore the premiere evidence that one is not an NPC. Cf Neil Postman in How To Watch TV News advising the nation to talk back to their television sets.
    , @Desiderius
    It’s not about what they’re saying, it’s about what they’re avoiding having to say. Likewise the Mueller Report.
  91. Let’s face it: people are evil. All of these people, talking about doing this and that for children mostly to wiggle themselves into high-paying positions, but all of these doing-everything-for-the-children people have created a society where the young people witness these horrific events, one after another. The expression on that kid’s face says it all.

  92. @Wilkey
    His tweet was in response to a female Jewish "civil rights" lawyer who was incensed that the Trump Administration feels that whites have a right to be protected against discrimination.

    Another one of her tweets: "Every Jewish holiday can be summarized: they tried to kill us, we won, let's eat."

    That's one way of putting it. Another way of putting it: "Many Jewish holidays can be summarized: God slaughtered a lot of innocent gentiles on our behalf. Let's eat."

    Separating illegal immigrant families at the border to try to discourage them from invading: the height of evil. Murdering innocent Egyptian babies to get back at Pharaoh: Coolio!

    I wonder if the Jewish holiday celebrating the defeat of the Third Reich gives any credit to the 101st Airborne Division, or Patton's Third Army?

    “I wonder if the Jewish holiday celebrating the defeat of the Third Reich gives any credit to the 101st Airborne Division, or Patton’s Third Army?”

    Or more importantly, the Red Army?

  93. @Whiskey
    Muslims may have overplayed their hand here. The Sri Lankan govt is backed by China which has a big port on the island. I would not be shocked by the Xuanxung solution.

    Relevant: the earlier conflict was “resolved” a few years ago when the Sri Lankan government, emboldened by international acceptance of Israeli eisen und blut in Gaza, got a camp together and just killed them all. So if anything, given the track record, Sri Lanka needs no nudging from Beijing.

  94. @Reg Cæsar

    Summary: Buttigieg looks worst
     
    He also has about the worst surname for a candidate of his demographic.

    Imagine a black man seeking office with this name:


    https://www.baseball-reference.com/players/n/niggejo01.shtml


    https://images.findagrave.com/photos/2006/95/13856506_114435307020.jpg

    He hanged himself after his wife left him. Maybe she was tired of being Mrs N-word?

    No, it was because he couldn’t move past numerous little details.

  95. @David
    To me, making an issue of this phrase is senseless. Everyone accepts the phrase "Sunday worship." We understand it means worship on Sunday not worship of Sunday. I don't see why we can't just understand what is obviously meant. Let's not be like people who claim to believe Trump was really colluding with Russia when he asked for Hillary's missing emails.

    It’s not senseless, it’s political literacy. Rejecting focus group tested, expert-composed, nudging forcememes is the product of inner monologue and critical thinking, and is therefore the premiere evidence that one is not an NPC. Cf Neil Postman in How To Watch TV News advising the nation to talk back to their television sets.

  96. @Reg Cæsar

    Interesting, the last paragraph of your middle link warns those who might want to know more that, far from being objective observers of such wonders as an RV full of drugged starving black orphans being driven off a cliff by lesbians, who happen to think, hey, that’s messed up, Chinese online critics of our infallible world order are clearly a conspiracy to interfere in our system and spread doubt about our institutions.

    In an academic-style [heh! Foolish Han, where is your credential?] essay that was retweeted more than 7000 times on Weibo, a user reviewed European philosophy from Voltaire and Marx to Adorno and Foucault, concluding that the ‘white left’ as a ‘spiritual epidemic’ is on its way to self-destruction.

    Ultimately, it represents the fatal weakness of democracy [Doesn’t this sentence belong ending that previous paragraph? Good thing this is only a casual writing, and not academic style]. It should to be noted that the internet in China is subject to strict censorship. The Chinese government has been known to hire internet commentators to influence social media posts. According to a recent research conducted by scholars at Harvard University, 29 percent of of such posts they investigated fall into the category of taunting of foreign countries.

    Besides the hilarity of remilking the Russian hackers thing, that last sentence defeats the paragraph’s purpose. Fifty centers do mock foreign countries, so clumsily that they are easy to spot; they are definitely not in the habit of composing masterful overviews of a civilization’s philosophical history in the academic style.

  97. Anonymous[427] • Disclaimer says:
    @Reg Cæsar

    Several Easter Worshippers involved in a conflict with Ramadan Dieters.
     
    Ramadan strikes me as more bulimic than anorectic.


    https://i.pinimg.com/originals/ef/62/dc/ef62dc8e3cd63b029241ff5528b94c32.jpg

    Note this is a fake “lorem ipsum dummy text” ad.

  98. @Mr McKenna
    In a related story:

    For Good Friday, US Ambassador to Poland Georgette Mosbacher wished Jews a happy Passover in Polish – then faced a backlash from Twitter users wondering if she might have forgotten that Poland is a Catholic-majority country.

    https://www.rt.com/news/457178-us-envoy-jews-poland-passover/

    Georgette Mosbacher is Jewish.

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

    I seem to recall from a gossip column in a free downtown Chicago newspaper that she worked as a hat check girl before being noticed by some rich guy.

    • Replies: @Mr McKenna
    Good recon.

    she worked as a hat check girl before being noticed by some rich guy.
     
    Or, before she noticed some rich guy...
  99. Hail says: • Website
    @Anonymous

    It’s unclear how much (if any) of [the change in the Buddhist-Muslim ratio] is due to a ... the relative decline of the Tamil-Hindus (emigration).
     
    By definition, emigration of Tamil-Hindus makes NO difference to the Buddhist-Muslim ratio. There does not seem to have been much Muslim immigration to Ceylon, either.

    emigration of Tamil-Hindus makes NO difference to the Buddhist-Muslim ratio

    Good point. So Muslims are making strides even down there. Sad.

    Fertility gap? Less propensity towards emigration? Almost any net in-migration would tend to be good for padding Muslim numbers vis-a-vis Buddhist numbers to an extent; there are just so few of the latter from potential migrant countries.

    The Easter bombings, and the statistical fact of a slow-but-steady march of Islam within luckless Sri Lanka, remind me again that Islam really is the worst form of minority ethnocultural-political identity in today’s world; any society that has it, has problems.

    Pretty much wheresoever one finds Islam in the minority (beyond a threshold of, say, some tenths of a percent, maybe), one sees it making strides towards a takeover. (Often abetted by local non-Muslim elites, for reasons that will only seem totally bizarre and incomprehensible upon retelling a century from now.)

    After all, Islam means submission ….one way or another — No matter how many of these loser Easter Worshippers have to taught a lesson, about who’s boss, by Religion of Peace Suicide Bombs.

    • Replies: @Anon
    Probably mostly fertility-- the Sri Lankan government had a very strong public relations campaign to limit population in the 60's and 70's, which seems to have had a long-term effect on much of the people but which Muslims, I suppose, seem to have mostly ignored.

    After all, Islam means submission ….one way or another — No matter how many of these loser Easter Worshippers have to taught a lesson, about who’s boss, by Religion of Peace Suicide Bombs.
     
    It's bizarre; before this Catholics were the only people on the island who didn't have a bone to pick with the Muslims. Relations used to be quite good; a number of Tamils, many Christian, survived the 1983 riots by being housed by Muslim neighbors, and Christians have returned the favor. I suppose with international influence on the Muslim population things were bound to change eventually, though we will have to wait to see how things develop.
  100. Anon[192] • Disclaimer says:
    @Hail

    emigration of Tamil-Hindus makes NO difference to the Buddhist-Muslim ratio
     
    Good point. So Muslims are making strides even down there. Sad.

    Fertility gap? Less propensity towards emigration? Almost any net in-migration would tend to be good for padding Muslim numbers vis-a-vis Buddhist numbers to an extent; there are just so few of the latter from potential migrant countries.

    The Easter bombings, and the statistical fact of a slow-but-steady march of Islam within luckless Sri Lanka, remind me again that Islam really is the worst form of minority ethnocultural-political identity in today's world; any society that has it, has problems.

    Pretty much wheresoever one finds Islam in the minority (beyond a threshold of, say, some tenths of a percent, maybe), one sees it making strides towards a takeover. (Often abetted by local non-Muslim elites, for reasons that will only seem totally bizarre and incomprehensible upon retelling a century from now.)

    After all, Islam means submission ....one way or another -- No matter how many of these loser Easter Worshippers have to taught a lesson, about who's boss, by Religion of Peace Suicide Bombs.

    Probably mostly fertility– the Sri Lankan government had a very strong public relations campaign to limit population in the 60’s and 70’s, which seems to have had a long-term effect on much of the people but which Muslims, I suppose, seem to have mostly ignored.

    After all, Islam means submission ….one way or another — No matter how many of these loser Easter Worshippers have to taught a lesson, about who’s boss, by Religion of Peace Suicide Bombs.

    It’s bizarre; before this Catholics were the only people on the island who didn’t have a bone to pick with the Muslims. Relations used to be quite good; a number of Tamils, many Christian, survived the 1983 riots by being housed by Muslim neighbors, and Christians have returned the favor. I suppose with international influence on the Muslim population things were bound to change eventually, though we will have to wait to see how things develop.

  101. @David
    To me, making an issue of this phrase is senseless. Everyone accepts the phrase "Sunday worship." We understand it means worship on Sunday not worship of Sunday. I don't see why we can't just understand what is obviously meant. Let's not be like people who claim to believe Trump was really colluding with Russia when he asked for Hillary's missing emails.

    It’s not about what they’re saying, it’s about what they’re avoiding having to say. Likewise the Mueller Report.

  102. @Joe Stalin
    Georgette Mosbacher is Jewish.

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

    I seem to recall from a gossip column in a free downtown Chicago newspaper that she worked as a hat check girl before being noticed by some rich guy.

    Good recon.

    she worked as a hat check girl before being noticed by some rich guy.

    Or, before she noticed some rich guy…

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