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Commenter Mobi points out that the press has decided it’s very important that you think of 39-year-old French presidential frontrunner Emmanuel Macron as an outsider.

If you read the fine print rather than the headlines, you might get the impression that Macron is the distilled essence of the French ruling class.

But that would be wrong.

He is an Outsider.

Here are some headlines informing you of the appropriate take on Macron’s sudden rise:

“Emmanuel Macron: the French outsider who would be president”

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/feb/17/emmanuel-macron-the-french-outsider-president

“Macron and Le Pen: How two outsiders defeated France’s political elite”

http://www.cnn.com/2017/04/24/europe/french-election-outsiders-macron-le-pen/

“Polls Give ‘Outsider’ Macron Edge Over Le Pen in May 7 Runoff”

http://www.news18.com/news/world/polls-give-outsider-macron-edge-over-le-pen-in-may-7-runoff-1381607.html

“France wary of instability if outsider Emmanuel Macron pulls off victory”

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2017/04/01/france-wary-instability-outsider-emmanuel-macron-pulls-victory/

“Political Outsider Emmanuel Macron Campaigns To ‘Make France Daring Again’”

http://www.npr.org/sections/parallels/2017/02/28/517498543/political-outsider-emmanuel-macron-campaigns-to-make-france-daring-again

“France Will Now Choose between Two Outsiders, Macron and Le Pen”

http://www.nationalreview.com/article/446983/france-presidential-election-emmanuel-macron-marine-le-pen-francois-fillon-may-7

Outsider Macron sets sights on presidency”

http://katonajozsefszinhaz.hu/~onlineus/world/news/outsider-macron-sets-sights-on-presidency

Outsider Macron sets sights on presidency”

http://www.georgeherald.com/news/News/International/187370/Outsider-Macron-sets-sights-on-presidency

Outsiders Macron, Le Pen take charge in French debate”

http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/world/presidential-candidates-macron-le-pen-clash-in-french-tv-debate/article34357979/

“An Outsider’s Bid for the French Presidency”

https://www.theatlantic.com/news/archive/2016/11/france-macron/507893/

“Who is Emmanuel Macron? The political outsider who could become France’s youngest ever president”

http://www.standard.co.uk/news/politics/who-is-emmanuel-macron-the-political-outsider-who-could-become-frances-youngest-ever-president-a3521971.html

Outsider Macron Sets Sights On Presidency”

http://globalvillageextra.com/en/index.php/2017/04/24/outsider-macron-sets-sights-on-presidency/

Outsiders Emmanuel Macron and Marine Le Pen set to face each other for French presidency”

http://www.abc.net.au/news/2017-04-24/outsiders-emmanuel-macron-and-marine-le-pen-set-to/8466144

Thus, he is no longer ‘Emmanuel Macron’. He is ‘Outsider Macron’. He has always been ‘Outsider Macron’.

Get it? (It’s very important.)

From Wikipedia:

Emmanuel Jean-Michel Frédéric Macron (French: [emanɥɛl makʁɔ̃]; born 21 December 1977) is a French politician, senior civil servant, and former investment banker. Born in Amiens, he studied Philosophy at Paris Nanterre University, completed a Master’s of Public Affairs at Sciences Po, and graduated from the École nationale d’administration (ENA) in 2004.

Since the old French elite was humiliated in 1940, unlike the British elite who were not and thus kept their ancient universities, Oxford and Cambridge, the French elite have rebuilt themselves since 1945 a new system of hyper-elite education that maintains a relatively low profile on the world stage. So I’m not terribly familiar with current French academic institutions. They are more opaque to outsiders than, say, the famous Oxford Philosophy, Politics, and Economics degree that so many of the current generation of the British ruling class sport.

But it would appear that Macron got his ticket punched at exactly the right places.

For example, ENA is roughly a smaller, even more elitist version of Harvard Business School for French government officials. It’s an advanced degree for those who already have an advanced degree from places liked Sciences Po, which isn’t as comic as it sounds in English: Paris Institute of Political Studies. It’s not clear what they teach there, but the networking opportunities are said to be superb. Macron will likely be the fifth straight French president to have attended Sciences Po.

He worked as an Inspector of Finances in the Inspectorate General of Finances (IGF) and then became an investment banker at Rothschild & Cie Banque.

A member of the Socialist Party (PS) from 2006 to 2009, Macron was appointed as deputy secretary-general under François Hollande’s first government in 2012.

He was appointed Minister of Economy, Industry and Digital Affairs in 2014 under the Second Valls Government,[2] where he pushed through business-friendly reforms. He resigned in August 2016[3] to launch a bid in the 2017 presidential election.[4] In November 2016, Macron declared that he would run in the election under the banner of En Marche!, a centrist[5] political movement he founded in April 2016. He qualified for the runoff after the first round of the election on 23 April 2017.

So, Macron was more or less Finance Minister of France. Wikipedia lists him as part of a long lineage of Finance Ministers under various titles, including Fouquet, who famously aroused the jealousy of Louis XIV by having a nicer house than the King, Colbert, John Law of the Mississippi Bubble, Turgot, Necker, Poincaré, Blum, Schuman, Giscard d’Estaing, Dominique Strauss-Kahn of chambermaid notoriety, and Sarkozy.

So Macron is a complete outsider hayseed.

 
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  1. Yeah, but apart from all that he’s an outsider.

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    • LOL: Frau Katze
    • Replies: @Maj. Kong
    The Le Pens are not outsiders, that term would best describe Philippe de Villiers, but he has never gotten along with the FN.

    While it may not seem to matter much in France, it's never a good idea for a right-wing party to have sexual degenerates in its leadership. Leftists may not like it, but the twice-divorced Marine Le Pen is a feminist heroine with her live in boyfriend. She (and Marion) are no Jeanne d'Arc.
    , @Jus' Sayin'...
    The fake news MSM have analyzed the data and now realize that the unpredictable masses prefer, quel horreur, outsiders. Exercising that incisive brilliance which is their defining characteristic, the MSM's senior scribes now realize that labeling their favored candidates as outsiders is a magical mantra which will bring these candidates the victories which a fickle electorate might otherwise deny them.
    , @Abe

    Yeah, but apart from all that he’s an outsider.
     
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  2. The Obama-like meteoric rise of Emmanuel Macron, was sponsored & cultivated by leading Jewish figure of the French ‘Deep State’, the George Soros confederate & Zionist Jacques Attali, who is said to be France’s ongoing ‘shadow Président’ behind the scenes

    Jacques Attali “created the link between financial capital & the elite of the ruling Socialist Party … He is exceptional in his ability to skillfully wrap predatory plans of bankers in beautiful leftist slogans.”

    Macron was brought into Rothschild & Co Banque by his friend François Enron, close friend & partner of David de Rothschild, the Israel-boosting Jewish Rothschilds being the world’s wealthiest family

    Maron’s political party ‘En Marche’ is financed by huge French bank BNP Paribas, long-time public vehicle of the Rothschilds

    Emmanuel Macron was one of 7 French attendees at Bilderberg 2014, where globalist oligarchs are said to sometimes make their decisions about how to control various countries

    “As minister of economy, Macron facilitated the sale of big French companies to American corporations,” said French Republican party lawmaker Nicolas Dhuicq, adding, “There is a very wealthy gay [homosexual] lobby behind him.” Macron is often said to be gay himself, with his age 64 wife (Macron is age 39) as a cover.

    Amongst the ‘rich, gay lobby’ backing Macron, is Pierre Bergé, business partner & long-time gay lover of openly homosexual famous designer (Mr) Yves Saint Laurent

    “The French branch of the Rothschild family, which controls assets in the tens of billions of euros, quite naturally seeks to have its man at the Élysée Palace”

    https://southfront.org/emmanuel-macron-rothschilds-choice-for-president-of-france/

    https://sputniknews.com/analysis/201702041050340451-macron-us-agent-dhuicq/

    http://aanirfan.blogspot.be/2017/04/emmanuel-macron.html

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    • Replies: @e
    The French, forever effete?
    , @Dave Pinsen
    Heck of a job, Soros confederate.

    At this point, the most successful politician funded by Soros may be Viktor Orbán (who went to Oxford on a Soros foundation scholarship in the '80s).

    https://twitter.com/FT/status/856618764095377409
    , @Buffalo Joe
    Brabantian, So he is the Insider's "Outsider." Got it.
    , @Art Deco
    by leading Jewish figure of the French ‘Deep State’, the George Soros confederate & Zionist Jacques Attali, who is said to be France’s ongoing ‘shadow Président’ behind the scenes

    Yeah, Red Shield and all that. Whatever.

    , @a reader
    You are clearly propagating antisemitic canards.
  3. It’s great to see all the propaganda gathered in one place. Thank you.

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    • Replies: @donut
    Sammler . "It’s great to see all the propaganda gathered in one place." Nice play on words .
  4. Read More
    • Replies: @eah
    If calling this weirdo Macron an "outsider" was all the media was doing to undermine Le Pen, I think she'd take that.

    GalliaWatch -- With Macron, unlimited migrations

    https://twitter.com/nontolerantman/status/856278700639309827
    , @Forbes
    Because curb stomping is the civilized form of a boot on the neck...
  5. Surely Facebook’s fake news algorithm will catch this chicanery and edit out these fake news feeds.

    What would Sarah Palin say? Mavericky Macron?

    He’s not your average educated-in-the-most-elite-institutions-in-France-and-Rothschild-Investment-Banker! He is seriously woke too!

    “There is not a French culture. . . or there won’t be anymore if you elect me!”

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  6. Nothing spells cuckoo like the fact that he married someone who had a) already had kids ; b) who he couldn’t have kids with.
    A perfect specimen for our times.

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    • Agree: eah, Nico
    • Replies: @Lot
    I hope people will think about the many good and honorable men who for various reasons have step or adoptive children before making insults like these.

    The left wants to portray nationalists are mean and cold hearted. Is it true?
    , @Je Suis Charlie Martel
    Yeah, it's as if you were to design the perfect Cuck in a lab: French, Secretly Gay, No offspring, raising another mans children (who are older than him?), Rothschild puppet, poli sci degree
    , @Z-man
    The term is cuck and that's what he is and married to his mommy, lol!!!
    , @John Derbyshire
    Hey, hey: Dr. Johnson, one of the wisest men that ever lived, married a widow 20 years his senior, with three kids.
  7. Outsider? It’s hard to be more establishment than working for the Rothschilds.

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    • Replies: @Art Deco
    IIRC, the Rotshchild enterprises have assets which sum to about $17 bn, or a trifle north of those of the Bank of Hawaii.
  8. How can I trust the press ever again? They do this over-and-over.

    I am sorry to see the national newspaper of my country in that list. I only stopped trusting The Globe and Mail about ten years ago.

    I stopped trusting The Economist in the late 80s but I have to read it for work. You could add it to that list, except “outsider” is in the body of the text rather than the headline. I feel like taking an extra dose of blood pressure medication after reading it. Sometimes I throw it to the floor in mid paragraph.

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    • Replies: @Frau Katze
    My sympathies to anyone who has to read The Economist for work.

    I used to trust them, but dropped my subscription a while ago. These news site all sound the same, they're just one more.
  9. You are forgetting that Le Pen, Melenchon, and especially Fillon have all been subverted by the Dark Lord of the Kremlin.

    Macron is the only one of the big four who appears to have eluded ROG mind control rays. This makes him an outsider.

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  10. The globalist set is now trying to co-opt the “outsider” label whereas, previously with Trump and Brexit, it tried the opposite: labeling “populism” as ignorance and touting the world-weary “wisdom” of the elites’ preferred candidate.

    Then the elites learned that Appeals to Authority aren’t working these days, since the Authorities have become the enemy.

    So now game theory has come into play: our enemies have learned that a certain tactic of theirs is bad, are shedding it, and are adopting our superior tactic.

    It would be good for Le Pen to run some commercials/youtube vidoes showing Macron dining with the elite set, serving as finance minister, being chummy with the French power set, sitting with them at the French Open, hanging out with EU leaders, being endorsed by them, etc., all with quotes from the lugenpresse about how he’s an outsider, with some appropriate mocking classic music (German-origin, for an extra punch). Blow up this meme before the public is confused enough before the election. Plus it would fit in well with Trump and the Brexit crowd, who also used mockery of fake populism to great effect in their campaigns.

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  11. @dearieme
    Yeah, but apart from all that he's an outsider.

    The Le Pens are not outsiders, that term would best describe Philippe de Villiers, but he has never gotten along with the FN.

    While it may not seem to matter much in France, it’s never a good idea for a right-wing party to have sexual degenerates in its leadership. Leftists may not like it, but the twice-divorced Marine Le Pen is a feminist heroine with her live in boyfriend. She (and Marion) are no Jeanne d’Arc.

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    • Replies: @Anonym
    While it may not seem to matter much in France, it’s never a good idea for a right-wing party to have sexual degenerates in its leadership. Leftists may not like it, but the twice-divorced Marine Le Pen is a feminist heroine with her live in boyfriend. She (and Marion) are no Jeanne d’Arc.

    The massive testicles required to go against the grain and lead are the same massive testicles that are likely to result in sexual adventure seeking ala Trump. Even Farage has had 2 wives so far. There is likely a female equivalent.
  12. Globalizer Macron will be turned into mincemeat by Patriot Frenchwoman Marine Le Pen. Marine Le Pen will rip the hell out of Rothschild Banker Boy Macron. The globalized bankers control the globalized mass media. The French voters know this and they don’t give a damn. Marine Le Pen will defeat the Rothschild Puppet Macron.

    Marine Le Pen is pounding on Macron at the moment and she will keep pounding on him until she brings victory to France and the French people. The political system in France is corrupt and Marine Le Pen is the only candidate who can shake up the system.

    VIVE LA FRANCE

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  13. @eah
    https://twitter.com/AWildBlueCard/status/856214197348122624

    If calling this weirdo Macron an “outsider” was all the media was doing to undermine Le Pen, I think she’d take that.

    GalliaWatch — With Macron, unlimited migrations

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  14. @frayedthread
    Nothing spells cuckoo like the fact that he married someone who had a) already had kids ; b) who he couldn't have kids with.
    A perfect specimen for our times.

    I hope people will think about the many good and honorable men who for various reasons have step or adoptive children before making insults like these.

    The left wants to portray nationalists are mean and cold hearted. Is it true?

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    • Agree: Opinionator
    • Replies: @candid_observer
    Maybe it's mean and cold-hearted to say, but I think the thing that's really bizarre about Macron is that he married a woman 24 years older than he.

    Frankly, when people do something that strange, I just don't trust them--it seems nearly impossible that they otherwise have their head screwed on right.
    , @eah
    She is 25 years older than he is -- if you believe the story, when he was 17 and she was (do the math) 42, he told her he wanted to marry her -- dude, that is weird -- just admit that.

    And how about the way Le Pen is constantly called a "Nazi": does that bother you? -- do you find that "mean" or "cold hearted"?

    , @Moshe
    You keep whining about this bro.

    Looky, if you are a happy man with your Ammon and Moab* then...be happy! Why care what some stranger says?

    We got here through passing on genes... So?

    I don't believe I have yet replicated the code that has made me. So what? If I should find to my surprise that it makes me happy to curl up in bed with a grandma (like Lady Macron), a Marshmellow Madam (like La Pen) or with an animatronic zombie Bantu man, then so I shall.

    And why would I care what some total stranger on the internet said about it?

    Are you a "cuck" in the eyes of someone or other? Who cares. Are you a loser? If you love your adopted children then no, you are not. Our host has written about being adopted, and by all accounts his dad was an incredible man and also not a loser.

    If you're looking for a "home" among some ragtag random bunch of commentators you will be very disappointed.

    If you are upset about your domestic situation then either change it or accept it for what it is and recognize that existence ain't perfect but it's still pretty damn good.

    -------

    * Bad example. Your namesake passed on his genes, AND HOW! ;)
    , @Maj. Kong
    A traditional society requires divorce to be a scandal.

    We should worry less about what the left is portraying us as, and start portraying the left as cowardly subversives.
    , @Chrisnonymous
    If men have step or adoptuve children because they broke up the marriage of the children's parents, they are not good and honorable men, they are selfish.

    And frankly, when you are talking about a man choosing to break up a marriage to go after the wife, it is weird (in addition to dishonorable) to go after a woman who has kids and can't have more. The natural state of things is for men to want to raise their own.
    , @neutral
    This goes beyond even what nationalists thinks, any man (let alone a head of state) that has a wife so much older than himself is always going to be seen as very suspect - this is basic biology.
    , @Federalist
    I wouldn't take it personally. I don't know your story but if it is at all typical, it is probably nothing like Macron's. Macron met his future wife when he was 15 and she was his already middle-aged teacher. They started dating when he was a teenager. That's creepy. Her children were already grown when she and Macron got married. It's not like the common situations where 1) they marry one another fairly early in life and one or both of them has children that the stepparent helps raise, or 2) they marry later in life and one or both of them has adult children. Macron, as a very young man, married not a young woman with whom he plans to raise a family but a woman old enough to be his mother whose children are already grown and who is already past her childbearing years. So at age 39, the only woman that he has ever had a relationship with is his first first high school girlfriend who when they met was already older than he is now.
    , @Abe

    I hope people will think about the many good and honorable men who for various reasons have step or adoptive children before making insults like these.
     
    What the heck are you talking about? Macron is basically the same age as his wife's children, who were grown by the time he became their step-'dad'. He had absolutely zero role in their lives as an honorable father-figure, but probably caused a lot of embarrassment to those kids- if not outright emotional anguish and disfigurement- as mom's ridiculous boy-toy.

    Bro, have you been paying attention at all here during your years now as a (certainly welcome) commentator? This little slice of political 'color' is so redolent of alt-right/HBD themes it may as well be a parable. Among only a few that immediately stick out-

    * propositional posterity/nation ("Mon cheri's files are perfectly atrocious self-serving globalist cretins; I could not have taught my own better- MWAH-HA-HAH!) vs. actual posterity/nation
    * pretty little lies and feelz ("aren't they just the most adorable couple") vs. reality and truth & beauty ("He sleeps with that? Oh, God, someone hand me a hurl-bag")
    * character as the result of revealed, rather than expressed preferences (would a sad-sack loser-in-love like Jeb! have fought even for something as rock-bottom basic as a real conservative Supreme Court justice, or would someone as obviously riddled in self-confidence as he is cave to social pressure and seek out a Souter II to get a few crumbs of approval from THE NEW YORK TIMES?)

    Personally I get a whiff of the same strange vibe from Obama, who was off-the-walls glowing about his admiration for Angela Merkel. I definitely get the sense that she is his soul-mate, and if social opprobrium were not an issue, or his Pinnochio-ish desire to be a a 'real black man!', they'd go off into the sunset together, discussing the moral arc of history as well as which Extended Stay the galloping World Spirit was resting in right now while he sat on her lap getting a loving yet practical prostate massage.

    BARRY-OLD & MAUDE
    (HUSSEIN) ALI: FEAR EATS THE SOUL
    , @22pp22
    My father was a transsexual and I made up my mind to be celibate, but one thing led to another and I married a woman in her late thirties when I was in my forties. We had a couple of accidents, but neither pregnancy went to term. The doctor had told us the chances of our having kids was low.

    My wife has three daughters by a different marriage and has just become a grandmother. I played no part in the break-up of her first marriage.

    I never really bonded with the two older girls as they were too old when they came into my life. I did bond with the youngest and would give her a kidney if she needed one and by some miracle we were a match.

    I do not consider my case to be in any way similar to Macron's.

  15. But one has to admit, the French version of the USA’s, Evan McMullin, is certainly doing much better than he did.

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    • Replies: @Art Deco
    McMullin was a rank-and-file government employee, not someone working at elite levels like Macron. McMullin has degrees from private research universities, which is very good, but not (in context) anywhere near as rarefied as ENA or Sciences Po. McMullin's a bachelor Mormon, which is odd but not gross. McMullin's not the screwball; his mother with her Meredith-Baxter complex is the screwball.
  16. France’s old and famous university, the Sorbonne, was merged into the gigantic open-admissions University of Paris system. It still has some elite graduate programs, but it can’t compete overall with Oxford if it has to admit just anybody for undergrad study like a community college.

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    • Replies: @Nico
    The Sorbonne, then called the University of Paris, was closed during the French Revolution and opened later under a much-different schema. The current institution has no organic lineage whatsoever back to the venerable medieval university and is attractive only to international students who recognize its name from history textbooks and are unaware of the disconnect.
  17. @frayedthread
    Nothing spells cuckoo like the fact that he married someone who had a) already had kids ; b) who he couldn't have kids with.
    A perfect specimen for our times.

    Yeah, it’s as if you were to design the perfect Cuck in a lab: French, Secretly Gay, No offspring, raising another mans children (who are older than him?), Rothschild puppet, poli sci degree

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    • LOL: rw95
    • Replies: @Z-man
    My agree and lol buttons are jammed so let me agree and LOL!!!
  18. Hillary Clinton maintained that she was an outsider, so . . . .

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    • Replies: @Harry Baldwin
    Yes, I recall this:

    Democratic presidential candidate former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said she would be different from President Obama, and that she’s an outsider because she’s a woman at Tuesday’s Democratic presidential debate.
     
    "I'm outsider! I have vagina!"
  19. @Lot
    I hope people will think about the many good and honorable men who for various reasons have step or adoptive children before making insults like these.

    The left wants to portray nationalists are mean and cold hearted. Is it true?

    Maybe it’s mean and cold-hearted to say, but I think the thing that’s really bizarre about Macron is that he married a woman 24 years older than he.

    Frankly, when people do something that strange, I just don’t trust them–it seems nearly impossible that they otherwise have their head screwed on right.

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    • Replies: @Lot
    I agree the marriage is odd, other than Ashton Kutcher I've never heard of a marriage to a woman so much older. Actually that gap was only 15 years.

    But let's be real here: our issue is not Macron's personal life. Would any of us care if Jeff Sessions were married to a much older woman? Do we care that Trump churning through multiple wives and fathering a child around age 60 is typical of dysfunctional and dysgenic Big Man African culture, or about his openly adulterous history?

    Macron wants to Islamify France, Marine LePen does not, nothing else is relevant.
  20. Nah, he took the entrance exam for ENS rue d’Ulm, an actual intellectually prestigious institution, and didn’t get in.
    It’s hard to overstate just how bizarre his rise has been. I’ve compared him with Marco Rubio as regards his personality and qualifications, but at least Rubio had been elected to public office, and wasn’t nearly so young. No president of the French republic has had a CV remotely comparable with his in flimsiness.

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    • Replies: @Opinionator

    It’s hard to overstate just how bizarre his rise has been.
     
    He is the candidate the jews are most comfortable with, isn't he?
  21. @Brabantian
    The Obama-like meteoric rise of Emmanuel Macron, was sponsored & cultivated by leading Jewish figure of the French 'Deep State', the George Soros confederate & Zionist Jacques Attali, who is said to be France's ongoing 'shadow Président' behind the scenes

    Jacques Attali "created the link between financial capital & the elite of the ruling Socialist Party ... He is exceptional in his ability to skillfully wrap predatory plans of bankers in beautiful leftist slogans."

    Macron was brought into Rothschild & Co Banque by his friend François Enron, close friend & partner of David de Rothschild, the Israel-boosting Jewish Rothschilds being the world's wealthiest family

    Maron’s political party 'En Marche' is financed by huge French bank BNP Paribas, long-time public vehicle of the Rothschilds

    Emmanuel Macron was one of 7 French attendees at Bilderberg 2014, where globalist oligarchs are said to sometimes make their decisions about how to control various countries

    "As minister of economy, Macron facilitated the sale of big French companies to American corporations," said French Republican party lawmaker Nicolas Dhuicq, adding, "There is a very wealthy gay [homosexual] lobby behind him." Macron is often said to be gay himself, with his age 64 wife (Macron is age 39) as a cover.

    Amongst the 'rich, gay lobby' backing Macron, is Pierre Bergé, business partner & long-time gay lover of openly homosexual famous designer (Mr) Yves Saint Laurent

    "The French branch of the Rothschild family, which controls assets in the tens of billions of euros, quite naturally seeks to have its man at the Élysée Palace"

    https://southfront.org/emmanuel-macron-rothschilds-choice-for-president-of-france/
    https://sputniknews.com/analysis/201702041050340451-macron-us-agent-dhuicq/
    http://aanirfan.blogspot.be/2017/04/emmanuel-macron.html

    The French, forever effete?

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    • Replies: @Anon
    Tell that to Captain Jean Danjou.
    , @a reader
    The national hommage to the policeman killed in Paris last week is running non-stop on all channels since this morning.

    In his tribute, his partner repeats the new French official motto when a loved one is killed by muslims:

    "Vous n'aurez pas ma haine".

    (you will not have my hate/I don't hate you)

    This mantra refers to the title of a successful book written by a young journalist whose wife was killed in the Bataclan.

    Without hate, I feel so much better now; do you, too?
  22. “Outsider” is to macron as “right-wing” is to le pen.

    She actually isn’t right wing on many issues such as social welfare

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    • Replies: @dfordoom

    She actually isn’t right wing on many issues such as social welfare
     
    Le Pen isn't really right-wing on any issues at all apart from immigration (and I've never been able to figure out how opposing mass immigration makes you right-wing). On economic issues she seems to be moderate centre-left. On social issues she's hard left.

    But if you oppose immigration and the EU then you must be evil, and if you're evil you must be right-wing.
  23. @Brabantian
    The Obama-like meteoric rise of Emmanuel Macron, was sponsored & cultivated by leading Jewish figure of the French 'Deep State', the George Soros confederate & Zionist Jacques Attali, who is said to be France's ongoing 'shadow Président' behind the scenes

    Jacques Attali "created the link between financial capital & the elite of the ruling Socialist Party ... He is exceptional in his ability to skillfully wrap predatory plans of bankers in beautiful leftist slogans."

    Macron was brought into Rothschild & Co Banque by his friend François Enron, close friend & partner of David de Rothschild, the Israel-boosting Jewish Rothschilds being the world's wealthiest family

    Maron’s political party 'En Marche' is financed by huge French bank BNP Paribas, long-time public vehicle of the Rothschilds

    Emmanuel Macron was one of 7 French attendees at Bilderberg 2014, where globalist oligarchs are said to sometimes make their decisions about how to control various countries

    "As minister of economy, Macron facilitated the sale of big French companies to American corporations," said French Republican party lawmaker Nicolas Dhuicq, adding, "There is a very wealthy gay [homosexual] lobby behind him." Macron is often said to be gay himself, with his age 64 wife (Macron is age 39) as a cover.

    Amongst the 'rich, gay lobby' backing Macron, is Pierre Bergé, business partner & long-time gay lover of openly homosexual famous designer (Mr) Yves Saint Laurent

    "The French branch of the Rothschild family, which controls assets in the tens of billions of euros, quite naturally seeks to have its man at the Élysée Palace"

    https://southfront.org/emmanuel-macron-rothschilds-choice-for-president-of-france/
    https://sputniknews.com/analysis/201702041050340451-macron-us-agent-dhuicq/
    http://aanirfan.blogspot.be/2017/04/emmanuel-macron.html

    Heck of a job, Soros confederate.

    At this point, the most successful politician funded by Soros may be Viktor Orbán (who went to Oxford on a Soros foundation scholarship in the ’80s).

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    • Replies: @LondonBob
    Macron is the socialist candidate, just changed the brand name.

    Orban stopped being a puppet a long time ago. That scholarship was the best thing Soros funded.

    Obviously orders have gone out to use the word outsider. Like dark for Trump's acceptance speech.
  24. Not Really Off Topic:

    What’s the deal with Macron’s grandma-wife? She was married before he was CONCEIVED!

    Off Topic:

    After your recommendation (Steve) I checked out Crazy Ex Girlfriend online and, yeah, she’s talented and funny. I didn’t care for her style but yes, she’s clever n’ all.

    While unaware of the context here (admittedly), if there isn’t some fine context mocking this sing-a-ling as Retarded, then I have to provide that context.

    This is retarded. Please tell me this is humorously meant to be as cringing as it is and not a satanic call for a divine flood.

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    • Replies: @donut
    Bill Nye is officially a buffoon .
    , @Lugash
    Looks like cultural appropriation to me. Not only that, it's shitty cultural appropriation.
    , @Moshe
    https://youtu.be/46h-LfNWPn8

    Okay, not her fault.

    I never watched a split second of this bill nye person before but apparently there's something wrong with him.

    Still, unless she has a serious coke habit to sustain, no payday on Earth justifies a financially secure human being performing on this.

    Somehow the ice cream cartoon manages to be even worse. It appears to be aimed at pre-pubescent children. It's incredible.

    , @Chrisnonymous
    It's not retarded. Because science. Bill Nye! BILL NYE!!
    , @George
    "What’s the deal with Macron’s grandma-wife?"

    He's an old ladies man. And when I say old ladies man, I do not mean a ladies old man, I really mean an 'old ladies' man. I have a bunch of these saved up for future snarks.

    BTW, why can the French establishment find a single front man that isn't a weird?

    , @anon
    I thought that science fetishisation and atheism were dying out, because apparently we're all supposed to take Islam and its claims about the universe seriously, or if not that at least treat them respectfully. I guess not. The left are still banging on about 'muh science!' and 'muh atheism!'

    The atheism craze of the 00s was just a veiled attack on white people. As soon as being atheist became problematic, about the time the profile of Islam rose in the US, the left dropped atheism. I guess it's coming back with this March for Science?

    This portends a repeat of the Bush era, with Trump as Bush.

    , @Anonymous
    In spite of her strong feelings about non-traditional sexuality and open-mindedness (because SCIENCE), Ms. Bloom herself ended up in a monogamous heterosexual marriage with one of her own tribe. Isn't that the craziest thing?

    A line in the song refers to "bagels and lox". They're just rubbing our faces in it now.

  25. @Lot
    I hope people will think about the many good and honorable men who for various reasons have step or adoptive children before making insults like these.

    The left wants to portray nationalists are mean and cold hearted. Is it true?

    She is 25 years older than he is — if you believe the story, when he was 17 and she was (do the math) 42, he told her he wanted to marry her — dude, that is weird — just admit that.

    And how about the way Le Pen is constantly called a “Nazi”: does that bother you? — do you find that “mean” or “cold hearted”?

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    And how about the way Le Pen is constantly called a “Nazi”: does that bother you? — do you find that “mean” or “cold hearted”?
     
    Of course not! People who get called "Nazi" (just the accusation is sufficient, after all there's no smoke without a fire) are unpersons, deserving of no political representation, employment or human society.
  26. The obvious subtext here is that since (i) the UK Brexit vote and (ii) Trump’s election — both of which the political elites of the UK and US opposed, and were thus shocked to see — it’s clear that the path to power is to be seen (whether accurately or not is irrelevant) as an “outsider.” Marine Le Pen surely qualifies; Macron, not so much. But if Le Pen is the French Trump, then Macron is the French Hillary, and given current trends, that just won’t do.

    So we have the spectacle of a Frenchman with the Gallic equivalent of an Ivy League education and a Harvard M.B.A., and prior experience as both a Rothschild-affiliated investment banker and former Finance Minister, being touted as an “outsider.” Who would the U.S. equivalent be? Steven Rattner? Roger Altman? Both have been big-time Democratic donors, and legitimate contenders for Treasury Secretary in an Democratic administration. (Altman was a Deputy Treasury Secretary in Bill Clinton’s administration.) But neither has ever run for elective office at any level before. Still, both are insiders par excellence, no?

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  27. Macron went to the elite Lycée Henri-IV high school in Paris for a year before university as well.

    Before that he was in a Jesuit high school in Amiens, part of NW France. At age 12 he voluntarily became a Catholic, though I don’t know that he still is. His parents were secular.

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    • Replies: @Anon
    He's married to a divorcee, so I'm guessing not. Though if her husband is dead by now, who knows?
    , @utu

    went to the elite Lycée Henri-IV high school in Paris for a year before university as well
     
    Wasn't it because he was sent there to Paris by his parents to keep him away from the teacher? It did not work.
    , @Opinionator

    At age 12 he voluntarily became a Catholic, though I don’t know that he still is. His parents were secular.
     
    How common is it for French people to be "secular"? And what does secular even mean? People in the United States don't identify as "secular."
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    @e
    The French, forever effete?

    Tell that to Captain Jean Danjou.

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    • Replies: @William Badwhite
    'Tell that to Captain Jean Danjou."

    At one time the French were as tough and as strong of fighter's as anyone. The problem is the French lost the part of a generation in WW1. All that was left to propagate was old men, gays, and pastry chefs.
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    @Boomstick
    Macron went to the elite Lycée Henri-IV high school in Paris for a year before university as well.

    Before that he was in a Jesuit high school in Amiens, part of NW France. At age 12 he voluntarily became a Catholic, though I don't know that he still is. His parents were secular.

    He’s married to a divorcee, so I’m guessing not. Though if her husband is dead by now, who knows?

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  30. With regards to the lockstep newspaper headlines we see (certainly not limited to the French election), do you believe these narratives are actively coordinated. Or are they more just the result of journalists living in the same intellectual bubble?

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    ... and what about that elder parent-wife of his ? ...
    , @slumber_j
    I don't think the headlines are actively coordinated: reporters and editors mostly dwell in a monoculture of so-called ideas. The White House press for example are almost all cut from the same bolt, and they spend all day every day jammed together in the same circumscribed environment. Still, it's a jarringly creepy phenomenon.
    , @The True and Original David
    With regard to the swarm of hornets killing the old man and the baby, do you think the hornets are doing it consciously, as a result of a deliberate resolution agreed to in a Pan-Hornet meeting, or just because they happen to be in a hive?

    Hive behavior is instinctual. Not everything has to be deliberated. This does not release the hive from being at fault.
    , @Jim Don Bob
    Yes and yes. Next question.
  31. What’s more striking to me is Macron’s stint as assistant to philosopher Paul Ricoeur. Virtually unknown today, he used to be a big deal among French deconstructivists. (of course, most of his writtings are pure BS).

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

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    • Replies: @O'Really
    There are many, many unusual factoids about this guy's life, but his connection to Paul Ricoeur is absolutely fascinating.

    In his last book, Ricoeur gives special acknowledgement to Macron's contribution:

    "Emmanuel Macron, to whom I am indebted for a pertinent critique of the writing and the elaboration of the critical apparatus of this work"


    https://books.google.com/books?id=RoVbjzBQXTUC&pg=PR17&lpg=PR17&dq=emmanuel+macron+paul+ricoeur&source=bl&ots=Tlepfra76l&sig=VzXo1bNkz0EWLhpP0O6Mj8QuPVs&hl=en&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwjT4K_vtb7TAhVMLSYKHRPKBZ04FBDoAQg2MAM#v=onepage&q=emmanuel%20macron%20paul%20ricoeur&f=false
  32. @Lot
    I hope people will think about the many good and honorable men who for various reasons have step or adoptive children before making insults like these.

    The left wants to portray nationalists are mean and cold hearted. Is it true?

    You keep whining about this bro.

    Looky, if you are a happy man with your Ammon and Moab* then…be happy! Why care what some stranger says?

    We got here through passing on genes… So?

    I don’t believe I have yet replicated the code that has made me. So what? If I should find to my surprise that it makes me happy to curl up in bed with a grandma (like Lady Macron), a Marshmellow Madam (like La Pen) or with an animatronic zombie Bantu man, then so I shall.

    And why would I care what some total stranger on the internet said about it?

    Are you a “cuck” in the eyes of someone or other? Who cares. Are you a loser? If you love your adopted children then no, you are not. Our host has written about being adopted, and by all accounts his dad was an incredible man and also not a loser.

    If you’re looking for a “home” among some ragtag random bunch of commentators you will be very disappointed.

    If you are upset about your domestic situation then either change it or accept it for what it is and recognize that existence ain’t perfect but it’s still pretty damn good.

    ——-

    * Bad example. Your namesake passed on his genes, AND HOW! ;)

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  33. In many respects Macron could perhaps be compared to Obama: both are “hope and change” candidates on whom many people project their own feelings. Macron has kept his campaign remarkably vague (vacuous would be more precise), which makes sense as he is attempting to appeal to a wide swath of the political spectrum.

    His positions, where he has been explicit, will no doubt endear him to readers of this blog: pro-immigration, pro-globalism, and pro-EU. Moreover, in early March he made a strong declaration of his support for “discrimination positive” (affirmative action).

    In addition, he was the only major candidate to adopt explicitly anti-Russian policies, and has claimed, like poor Hillary, that he is a victim of a vicious plot emanating from the Kremlin.

    His rise to the top can be attributed almost entirely to the implosion of the Fillon campaign. While guilty as hell (and hypocritical to boot, as he presented himself as “Mr. Clean”), Fillon was definitely sabotaged, and the interesting question is whether Macron himself (a former Minister of Economy, which would have given him access to compromising information on future opponents) was behind it, or whether it was his “deep state” supporters.

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    • Replies: @Randal

    In many respects Macron could perhaps be compared to Obama: both are “hope and change” candidates on whom many people project their own feelings.
     
    Obama relied heavily on the "first black president" line to get himself elected (and a Nobel Prize for being black and not Bush II). What's Macron's equivalent going to be? Will he formally "come out" and stand for election as "the first president who admits to engaging in homosexual activity", or will it just be a matter of nods and winks?

    As others have pointed out here, it's remarkable (not) how little clamour there suddenly is for France's "first woman president".
    , @Perspective
    There are similarities between Macaroon and Obama, though I think Macaroon dovetails better with the ignominious Tony Blair.
  34. @Lot
    I hope people will think about the many good and honorable men who for various reasons have step or adoptive children before making insults like these.

    The left wants to portray nationalists are mean and cold hearted. Is it true?

    A traditional society requires divorce to be a scandal.

    We should worry less about what the left is portraying us as, and start portraying the left as cowardly subversives.

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  35. OT, but unidentified “yoofs” have been active in sunny California. Who says entrepreneurship is dead?

    http://www.sfchronicle.com/crime/article/BART-takeover-robbery-50-to-60-teens-swarm-11094745.php

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    • Replies: @Randal

    OT, but unidentified “yoofs” have been active in sunny California. Who says entrepreneurship is dead?
     
    Shame there were no guns being carried on the train (I've no idea what US law on carrying guns on public transport in this area might be). I'm not a fan of the death penalty in general, because I don't trust the government to get the right people, but I wholeheartedly approve of thugs being shot in the act of robbing people.
    , @Lugash
    The article has a strong contender for greatest dissemblance:


    “We are in the process of pulling all surveillance video and we will share with Oakland police, Oakland Unified School District and Oakland Housing Authority to see if they can help identify the minors,” Trost said. “We have had success with sharing images of juveniles with this group and identifying and making arrests in the past.”

    The images cannot be shared publicly, she said, because the suspects appear to be minors.
     
    , @MBlanc46
    Where's Bernard Goetz when you need him?
  36. …Finance Ministers under various titles including Fouquet, who famously ran afoul of Louis XIV, Colbert, John Law of the Mississippi Bubble, Turgot, Necker, Poincaré, Blum, Schuman, Giscard d’Estaing, Dominique Strauss-Kahn of chambermaid notoriety, and Sarkozy.

    Dang, can you get any more outside than that? I dare not think so, if…

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  37. @Sammler
    It's great to see all the propaganda gathered in one place. Thank you.

    Sammler . “It’s great to see all the propaganda gathered in one place.” Nice play on words .

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  38. @eah
    She is 25 years older than he is -- if you believe the story, when he was 17 and she was (do the math) 42, he told her he wanted to marry her -- dude, that is weird -- just admit that.

    And how about the way Le Pen is constantly called a "Nazi": does that bother you? -- do you find that "mean" or "cold hearted"?

    And how about the way Le Pen is constantly called a “Nazi”: does that bother you? — do you find that “mean” or “cold hearted”?

    Of course not! People who get called “Nazi” (just the accusation is sufficient, after all there’s no smoke without a fire) are unpersons, deserving of no political representation, employment or human society.

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    • Replies: @Frau Katze
    The incessant use of "far right" and "Nazi" and "fascists" as insults is making them less effective.

    I read them so often, it seems that a majority of the population are tagged...

    ...or perhaps the left is just growing desperate about the current revolt against them and can't think of anything to do but call the upstarts names?
  39. Is there someone here from France who can explain how no one has seemed to bring up the fact that this guy was essentially Minister of the Economy during a time where the economy has seemed to languish? Does anyone in the media, like, point this out….

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  40. @Moshe
    Not Really Off Topic:

    What's the deal with Macron's grandma-wife? She was married before he was CONCEIVED!

    Off Topic:

    After your recommendation (Steve) I checked out Crazy Ex Girlfriend online and, yeah, she's talented and funny. I didn't care for her style but yes, she's clever n' all.

    While unaware of the context here (admittedly), if there isn't some fine context mocking this sing-a-ling as Retarded, then I have to provide that context.

    https://youtu.be/Wllc5gSc-N8

    This is retarded. Please tell me this is humorously meant to be as cringing as it is and not a satanic call for a divine flood.

    Bill Nye is officially a buffoon .

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    • Replies: @Seminumerical

    Bill Nye is offically a buffoon.
     
    I won't listen to any science podcast where Bill Nye, PZ Meyers, or Neil deGrasse Tyson is a guest. And Tyson as a host interviewing astronomers makes me actually cringe.
  41. Even the formerly loyal commentariat are becoming increasingly disillusioned with the Globalist Guardian. Top recommends on their Macron puff-pieces are all anti.

    And on tonight’s UK news, Tony Blair’s Prince of Darkness, Peter Mandelson*, endorses Macron.

    * the man who met with Nat Rothschild and George Osborne on Oleg Deripaska’s yacht.

    http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/politics/the-corfu-controversy-how-the-world-really-works-973817.html

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    • Replies: @Maj. Kong
    The Guardian is heading towards insolvency by the end of the decade.
    , @Lurker
    (((Peter Mandelson)))
  42. @Brabantian
    The Obama-like meteoric rise of Emmanuel Macron, was sponsored & cultivated by leading Jewish figure of the French 'Deep State', the George Soros confederate & Zionist Jacques Attali, who is said to be France's ongoing 'shadow Président' behind the scenes

    Jacques Attali "created the link between financial capital & the elite of the ruling Socialist Party ... He is exceptional in his ability to skillfully wrap predatory plans of bankers in beautiful leftist slogans."

    Macron was brought into Rothschild & Co Banque by his friend François Enron, close friend & partner of David de Rothschild, the Israel-boosting Jewish Rothschilds being the world's wealthiest family

    Maron’s political party 'En Marche' is financed by huge French bank BNP Paribas, long-time public vehicle of the Rothschilds

    Emmanuel Macron was one of 7 French attendees at Bilderberg 2014, where globalist oligarchs are said to sometimes make their decisions about how to control various countries

    "As minister of economy, Macron facilitated the sale of big French companies to American corporations," said French Republican party lawmaker Nicolas Dhuicq, adding, "There is a very wealthy gay [homosexual] lobby behind him." Macron is often said to be gay himself, with his age 64 wife (Macron is age 39) as a cover.

    Amongst the 'rich, gay lobby' backing Macron, is Pierre Bergé, business partner & long-time gay lover of openly homosexual famous designer (Mr) Yves Saint Laurent

    "The French branch of the Rothschild family, which controls assets in the tens of billions of euros, quite naturally seeks to have its man at the Élysée Palace"

    https://southfront.org/emmanuel-macron-rothschilds-choice-for-president-of-france/
    https://sputniknews.com/analysis/201702041050340451-macron-us-agent-dhuicq/
    http://aanirfan.blogspot.be/2017/04/emmanuel-macron.html

    Brabantian, So he is the Insider’s “Outsider.” Got it.

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  43. @for-the-record
    In many respects Macron could perhaps be compared to Obama: both are "hope and change" candidates on whom many people project their own feelings. Macron has kept his campaign remarkably vague (vacuous would be more precise), which makes sense as he is attempting to appeal to a wide swath of the political spectrum.

    His positions, where he has been explicit, will no doubt endear him to readers of this blog: pro-immigration, pro-globalism, and pro-EU. Moreover, in early March he made a strong declaration of his support for "discrimination positive" (affirmative action).

    In addition, he was the only major candidate to adopt explicitly anti-Russian policies, and has claimed, like poor Hillary, that he is a victim of a vicious plot emanating from the Kremlin.

    His rise to the top can be attributed almost entirely to the implosion of the Fillon campaign. While guilty as hell (and hypocritical to boot, as he presented himself as "Mr. Clean"), Fillon was definitely sabotaged, and the interesting question is whether Macron himself (a former Minister of Economy, which would have given him access to compromising information on future opponents) was behind it, or whether it was his "deep state" supporters.

    In many respects Macron could perhaps be compared to Obama: both are “hope and change” candidates on whom many people project their own feelings.

    Obama relied heavily on the “first black president” line to get himself elected (and a Nobel Prize for being black and not Bush II). What’s Macron’s equivalent going to be? Will he formally “come out” and stand for election as “the first president who admits to engaging in homosexual activity”, or will it just be a matter of nods and winks?

    As others have pointed out here, it’s remarkable (not) how little clamour there suddenly is for France’s “first woman president”.

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  44. @Boomstick
    Macron went to the elite Lycée Henri-IV high school in Paris for a year before university as well.

    Before that he was in a Jesuit high school in Amiens, part of NW France. At age 12 he voluntarily became a Catholic, though I don't know that he still is. His parents were secular.

    went to the elite Lycée Henri-IV high school in Paris for a year before university as well

    Wasn’t it because he was sent there to Paris by his parents to keep him away from the teacher? It did not work.

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    It's interesting, eh? The woman he married was a teacher at the Jesuit school he attended. It's certainly possible that some rewriting happened re the timing of the relationship.

    At the age of 17, Emmanuel said to me, 'Whatever you do, I will marry you!',' Miss Trogneux told Paris Match magazine last year.
    The relationship started after Mr Macron acted in Miss Trogneux's theatre pieces when he was aged just 18 at a private Jesuit school in Amiens, northern France.
    Then Brigitte Auziere, a married mother of three, she was supervising the drama club. Mr Macron, a literature lover who wanted to be a novelist, was a member.
    He later moved to Paris for his last year of high school. At that time, he recalled, 'we called each other all the time, we spent hours on the phone, hours and hours on the phone'.
    For her part, Miss Trogneux recalled in a television documentary: 'Little by little, he overcame all my resistances in an unbelievable way, with patience.'
     
  45. @kaganovitch
    OT, but unidentified "yoofs" have been active in sunny California. Who says entrepreneurship is dead?

    http://www.sfchronicle.com/crime/article/BART-takeover-robbery-50-to-60-teens-swarm-11094745.php

    OT, but unidentified “yoofs” have been active in sunny California. Who says entrepreneurship is dead?

    Shame there were no guns being carried on the train (I’ve no idea what US law on carrying guns on public transport in this area might be). I’m not a fan of the death penalty in general, because I don’t trust the government to get the right people, but I wholeheartedly approve of thugs being shot in the act of robbing people.

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    "but I wholeheartedly approve of thugs being shot in the act of robbing people"

    I sometimes wonder why the Right doesn't create a "Bernard Goetz Marksmanship Award" to honor those who have or had the balls to stand up to dangerous, threatening thugs. Five shots, five hits; that's pretty good shooting when under stress.

    (Incidentally, Goetz had a Bachelors Degree in both Electrical and Nuclear Engineering)
  46. @Lot
    I hope people will think about the many good and honorable men who for various reasons have step or adoptive children before making insults like these.

    The left wants to portray nationalists are mean and cold hearted. Is it true?

    If men have step or adoptuve children because they broke up the marriage of the children’s parents, they are not good and honorable men, they are selfish.

    And frankly, when you are talking about a man choosing to break up a marriage to go after the wife, it is weird (in addition to dishonorable) to go after a woman who has kids and can’t have more. The natural state of things is for men to want to raise their own.

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  47. @frayedthread
    Nothing spells cuckoo like the fact that he married someone who had a) already had kids ; b) who he couldn't have kids with.
    A perfect specimen for our times.

    The term is cuck and that’s what he is and married to his mommy, lol!!!

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  48. @Je Suis Charlie Martel
    Yeah, it's as if you were to design the perfect Cuck in a lab: French, Secretly Gay, No offspring, raising another mans children (who are older than him?), Rothschild puppet, poli sci degree

    My agree and lol buttons are jammed so let me agree and LOL!!!

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  49. Lets assume that he is an outsider, the fact is that all the establishment media love him and the fact is that he holds all positions that the establishment supports. With “outsiders” like him there is no need to have insiders.

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  50. @Moshe
    Not Really Off Topic:

    What's the deal with Macron's grandma-wife? She was married before he was CONCEIVED!

    Off Topic:

    After your recommendation (Steve) I checked out Crazy Ex Girlfriend online and, yeah, she's talented and funny. I didn't care for her style but yes, she's clever n' all.

    While unaware of the context here (admittedly), if there isn't some fine context mocking this sing-a-ling as Retarded, then I have to provide that context.

    https://youtu.be/Wllc5gSc-N8

    This is retarded. Please tell me this is humorously meant to be as cringing as it is and not a satanic call for a divine flood.

    Looks like cultural appropriation to me. Not only that, it’s shitty cultural appropriation.

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  51. @Moshe
    Not Really Off Topic:

    What's the deal with Macron's grandma-wife? She was married before he was CONCEIVED!

    Off Topic:

    After your recommendation (Steve) I checked out Crazy Ex Girlfriend online and, yeah, she's talented and funny. I didn't care for her style but yes, she's clever n' all.

    While unaware of the context here (admittedly), if there isn't some fine context mocking this sing-a-ling as Retarded, then I have to provide that context.

    https://youtu.be/Wllc5gSc-N8

    This is retarded. Please tell me this is humorously meant to be as cringing as it is and not a satanic call for a divine flood.

    Okay, not her fault.

    I never watched a split second of this bill nye person before but apparently there’s something wrong with him.

    Still, unless she has a serious coke habit to sustain, no payday on Earth justifies a financially secure human being performing on this.

    Somehow the ice cream cartoon manages to be even worse. It appears to be aimed at pre-pubescent children. It’s incredible.

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    I never watched a split second of this bill nye person before but apparently there’s something wrong with him....Somehow the ice cream cartoon manages to be even worse. It appears to be aimed at pre-pubescent children. It’s incredible.

    I watched the ice cream video. I need some eye bleach after that.

    When I was looking to find educational video content for my children, I looked at Bill Nye. No, just no. It was bad, ghetto, very PC. (The anti-white, pro genocide through miscegenation content of the ice cream video was I guess, the logical extension of that to the mid 2010 era. Ironically, if you mix all flavors of ice cream into one, you get a mush that no one is going to buy. That's the logical endpoint of this. However, in practice China gets their ethnostate. Japan gets theirs. Africa gets their ethnostates. It's only "vanilla" who has to be mixed into oblivion.)

    BTW Australia's "The Curiosity Show" did it better without all the Sesame Street PC pushing, beginning way back in 1972.

    https://www.youtube.com/user/CuriosityShow/videos

    There is something strange about a longstanding prominent man with no wife or children. Especially such a man who has integrated himself to be in a position of trust around children. Jimmy Saville and Michael Jackson come to mind. A white guy like Nye with no white children has very little to tie him to the future of white children.
    , @Yak-15
    Mr Wizard was a far better scientist and did far more complex, interesting stuff. Bill Nye is a poor man's Mr Wizard for below average children.
  52. @Moshe
    Not Really Off Topic:

    What's the deal with Macron's grandma-wife? She was married before he was CONCEIVED!

    Off Topic:

    After your recommendation (Steve) I checked out Crazy Ex Girlfriend online and, yeah, she's talented and funny. I didn't care for her style but yes, she's clever n' all.

    While unaware of the context here (admittedly), if there isn't some fine context mocking this sing-a-ling as Retarded, then I have to provide that context.

    https://youtu.be/Wllc5gSc-N8

    This is retarded. Please tell me this is humorously meant to be as cringing as it is and not a satanic call for a divine flood.

    It’s not retarded. Because science. Bill Nye! BILL NYE!!

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  53. @Dave Pinsen
    Heck of a job, Soros confederate.

    At this point, the most successful politician funded by Soros may be Viktor Orbán (who went to Oxford on a Soros foundation scholarship in the '80s).

    https://twitter.com/FT/status/856618764095377409

    Macron is the socialist candidate, just changed the brand name.

    Orban stopped being a puppet a long time ago. That scholarship was the best thing Soros funded.

    Obviously orders have gone out to use the word outsider. Like dark for Trump’s acceptance speech.

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    • Replies: @dfordoom

    Macron is the socialist candidate, just changed the brand name.
     
    I still can't quite get used to the fact that the socialist parties are now the parties of the filthy rich capitalists and bankers and that they're the parties that want the working class to just die.
  54. @Lot
    I hope people will think about the many good and honorable men who for various reasons have step or adoptive children before making insults like these.

    The left wants to portray nationalists are mean and cold hearted. Is it true?

    This goes beyond even what nationalists thinks, any man (let alone a head of state) that has a wife so much older than himself is always going to be seen as very suspect – this is basic biology.

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  55. @kaganovitch
    OT, but unidentified "yoofs" have been active in sunny California. Who says entrepreneurship is dead?

    http://www.sfchronicle.com/crime/article/BART-takeover-robbery-50-to-60-teens-swarm-11094745.php

    The article has a strong contender for greatest dissemblance:

    “We are in the process of pulling all surveillance video and we will share with Oakland police, Oakland Unified School District and Oakland Housing Authority to see if they can help identify the minors,” Trost said. “We have had success with sharing images of juveniles with this group and identifying and making arrests in the past.”

    The images cannot be shared publicly, she said, because the suspects appear to be minors.

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    • Replies: @kaganovitch
    They "appear" to be minors the way Merkel youth "appear" to be under 17.
    , @Forbes
    Well, the suspects are suspects because they committed criminal offences on video. That the suspects appear to be minors is a speculation. While minors are under 18, 16-year olds are usually treated as adults, not juveniles, and in most jurisdictions 14 and 15 year olds can be treated as adults. Looks like official obfuscation.
  56. @candid_observer
    Maybe it's mean and cold-hearted to say, but I think the thing that's really bizarre about Macron is that he married a woman 24 years older than he.

    Frankly, when people do something that strange, I just don't trust them--it seems nearly impossible that they otherwise have their head screwed on right.

    I agree the marriage is odd, other than Ashton Kutcher I’ve never heard of a marriage to a woman so much older. Actually that gap was only 15 years.

    But let’s be real here: our issue is not Macron’s personal life. Would any of us care if Jeff Sessions were married to a much older woman? Do we care that Trump churning through multiple wives and fathering a child around age 60 is typical of dysfunctional and dysgenic Big Man African culture, or about his openly adulterous history?

    Macron wants to Islamify France, Marine LePen does not, nothing else is relevant.

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    • Replies: @Maj. Kong
    Marine went from 30% in the polls to 22%, losing most of that to Melenchon.

    Melenchon is a communist that loved Hugo Chavez.

    It's her own damn fault. We might as well call it white knighting for Marion.

    While Trump's marital affairs are disgusting, we can at least note that his three eldest children appear well adjusted. That's more to be said than the last four presidents.
    , @Lugash
    Aaron Taylor-Johnson is married to a much older Hollywood woman.
    , @Desiderius

    Would any of us care if Jeff Sessions were married to a much older woman?
     
    But you know intuitively, in your bones, that he wouldn't be, don't you.

    Why is that?

    I care that Sessions is so gung-ho for civil asset forfeiture, and it sucks. You take the good with the bad, you don't pretend it away.


    Do we care that Trump churning through multiple wives and fathering a child around age 60 is typical of dysfunctional and dysgenic Big Man African culture, or about his openly adulterous history?
     
    Of course we care. In some small part we picked him for that - to give progs a taste of their own amoral medicine.
    , @Herzog
    Having a wife that much older is creepy, there's no way around it. A wife six or even eight years the man's senior -- yes, while rare, genuine, non-perv love affairs of that nature may happen occasionally. Sustaining them presents an additional challenge: While man 22 / woman 30 is no big deal, keeping such a relationship going (even if it was originally built on genuine affection) when he is 48 and she is 56 is an altogether different matter.

    Why does Macron's choice of wife matter? Because such a massive peculiarity of character seldom comes completely isolated from the remainder of a guy's personality. So there is reason to suspect more hidden weirdness in Macron's makeup.

    And yes, Macron's pro-immigration stance is the issue the matters most in terms of the policies likely to be implemented. But why should that keep us from discussing that weirdo marriage of his, which, as explained, very likely is an indicator of more weirdness on his part?
    , @TWS
    That much older than Sessions and she'd be in an urn.
  57. @Moshe
    Not Really Off Topic:

    What's the deal with Macron's grandma-wife? She was married before he was CONCEIVED!

    Off Topic:

    After your recommendation (Steve) I checked out Crazy Ex Girlfriend online and, yeah, she's talented and funny. I didn't care for her style but yes, she's clever n' all.

    While unaware of the context here (admittedly), if there isn't some fine context mocking this sing-a-ling as Retarded, then I have to provide that context.

    https://youtu.be/Wllc5gSc-N8

    This is retarded. Please tell me this is humorously meant to be as cringing as it is and not a satanic call for a divine flood.

    “What’s the deal with Macron’s grandma-wife?”

    He’s an old ladies man. And when I say old ladies man, I do not mean a ladies old man, I really mean an ‘old ladies’ man. I have a bunch of these saved up for future snarks.

    BTW, why can the French establishment find a single front man that isn’t a weird?

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  58. He worked as an Inspector of Finances in the Inspectorate General of Finances (IGF) and then became an investment banker at Rothschild & Cie Banque.

    A member of the Socialist Party (PS) from 2006 to 2009, Macron was appointed as deputy secretary-general under François Hollande’s first government in 2012.

    Wasn’t it Churchill who said, “Anyone under 30 who is an investment banker at Rothschilds has no heart, while anyone over 30 who joins the Socialist Party has no brain”? Or something like that? I’m really confused now.

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    • Replies: @Jack D
    Just remember, Macron is both an outsider and NOT a Socialist and by the way he's not gay either. Definitely not gay. Did I mention that he's not gay? That's all you need to know and BTW, remember not to vote for the Nazi. Gee I hope everyone gets this message - one thing for sure it can't be repeated often enough between now and the election.
  59. @5371
    Nah, he took the entrance exam for ENS rue d'Ulm, an actual intellectually prestigious institution, and didn't get in.
    It's hard to overstate just how bizarre his rise has been. I've compared him with Marco Rubio as regards his personality and qualifications, but at least Rubio had been elected to public office, and wasn't nearly so young. No president of the French republic has had a CV remotely comparable with his in flimsiness.

    It’s hard to overstate just how bizarre his rise has been.

    He is the candidate the jews are most comfortable with, isn’t he?

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    • Replies: @Z-man

    He is the candidate the jews are most comfortable with, isn’t he?
     
    Oui!

    Bares repeating.
  60. @Anonymous Nephew
    Even the formerly loyal commentariat are becoming increasingly disillusioned with the Globalist Guardian. Top recommends on their Macron puff-pieces are all anti.

    And on tonight's UK news, Tony Blair's Prince of Darkness, Peter Mandelson*, endorses Macron.

    * the man who met with Nat Rothschild and George Osborne on Oleg Deripaska's yacht.

    http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/politics/the-corfu-controversy-how-the-world-really-works-973817.html

    The Guardian is heading towards insolvency by the end of the decade.

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  61. @Boomstick
    Macron went to the elite Lycée Henri-IV high school in Paris for a year before university as well.

    Before that he was in a Jesuit high school in Amiens, part of NW France. At age 12 he voluntarily became a Catholic, though I don't know that he still is. His parents were secular.

    At age 12 he voluntarily became a Catholic, though I don’t know that he still is. His parents were secular.

    How common is it for French people to be “secular”? And what does secular even mean? People in the United States don’t identify as “secular.”

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    • Replies: @Hibernian
    "People in the United States don’t identify as 'secular.'"

    A fair number answer "no religion" to religious affiliation surveys.
  62. @Lugash
    The article has a strong contender for greatest dissemblance:


    “We are in the process of pulling all surveillance video and we will share with Oakland police, Oakland Unified School District and Oakland Housing Authority to see if they can help identify the minors,” Trost said. “We have had success with sharing images of juveniles with this group and identifying and making arrests in the past.”

    The images cannot be shared publicly, she said, because the suspects appear to be minors.
     

    They “appear” to be minors the way Merkel youth “appear” to be under 17.

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  63. @eah
    https://twitter.com/AWildBlueCard/status/856214197348122624

    Because curb stomping is the civilized form of a boot on the neck…

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  64. @Lot
    I agree the marriage is odd, other than Ashton Kutcher I've never heard of a marriage to a woman so much older. Actually that gap was only 15 years.

    But let's be real here: our issue is not Macron's personal life. Would any of us care if Jeff Sessions were married to a much older woman? Do we care that Trump churning through multiple wives and fathering a child around age 60 is typical of dysfunctional and dysgenic Big Man African culture, or about his openly adulterous history?

    Macron wants to Islamify France, Marine LePen does not, nothing else is relevant.

    Marine went from 30% in the polls to 22%, losing most of that to Melenchon.

    Melenchon is a communist that loved Hugo Chavez.

    It’s her own damn fault. We might as well call it white knighting for Marion.

    While Trump’s marital affairs are disgusting, we can at least note that his three eldest children appear well adjusted. That’s more to be said than the last four presidents.

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  65. @Lot
    I agree the marriage is odd, other than Ashton Kutcher I've never heard of a marriage to a woman so much older. Actually that gap was only 15 years.

    But let's be real here: our issue is not Macron's personal life. Would any of us care if Jeff Sessions were married to a much older woman? Do we care that Trump churning through multiple wives and fathering a child around age 60 is typical of dysfunctional and dysgenic Big Man African culture, or about his openly adulterous history?

    Macron wants to Islamify France, Marine LePen does not, nothing else is relevant.

    Aaron Taylor-Johnson is married to a much older Hollywood woman.

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  66. May, Merkel and Macron. 3M’s and no children. Maybe it’ll make small-talk a little easier at G7 summits.

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    • Replies: @Formerly CARealist
    I guess this means that we won't have to tolerate any more of their genetic corruption. The rot stops here!

    I don't really understand people who choose childlessness. There's plenty of kids to adopt if the natural way doesn't work. I have some relatives who were victims of circumstances and never had kids, but they realize the hole in their lives that this creates.
  67. @Lot
    I agree the marriage is odd, other than Ashton Kutcher I've never heard of a marriage to a woman so much older. Actually that gap was only 15 years.

    But let's be real here: our issue is not Macron's personal life. Would any of us care if Jeff Sessions were married to a much older woman? Do we care that Trump churning through multiple wives and fathering a child around age 60 is typical of dysfunctional and dysgenic Big Man African culture, or about his openly adulterous history?

    Macron wants to Islamify France, Marine LePen does not, nothing else is relevant.

    Would any of us care if Jeff Sessions were married to a much older woman?

    But you know intuitively, in your bones, that he wouldn’t be, don’t you.

    Why is that?

    I care that Sessions is so gung-ho for civil asset forfeiture, and it sucks. You take the good with the bad, you don’t pretend it away.

    Do we care that Trump churning through multiple wives and fathering a child around age 60 is typical of dysfunctional and dysgenic Big Man African culture, or about his openly adulterous history?

    Of course we care. In some small part we picked him for that – to give progs a taste of their own amoral medicine.

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  68. @Maj. Kong
    The Le Pens are not outsiders, that term would best describe Philippe de Villiers, but he has never gotten along with the FN.

    While it may not seem to matter much in France, it's never a good idea for a right-wing party to have sexual degenerates in its leadership. Leftists may not like it, but the twice-divorced Marine Le Pen is a feminist heroine with her live in boyfriend. She (and Marion) are no Jeanne d'Arc.

    While it may not seem to matter much in France, it’s never a good idea for a right-wing party to have sexual degenerates in its leadership. Leftists may not like it, but the twice-divorced Marine Le Pen is a feminist heroine with her live in boyfriend. She (and Marion) are no Jeanne d’Arc.

    The massive testicles required to go against the grain and lead are the same massive testicles that are likely to result in sexual adventure seeking ala Trump. Even Farage has had 2 wives so far. There is likely a female equivalent.

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    • Agree: Abe
    • Replies: @Anonymous
    Not sure if that's true. Figures like Cromwell and Hitler were quite ascetic. And it's probably less true today, where sexual incontinence is more common.
  69. anon says:     Show CommentNext New Comment
    @Moshe
    Not Really Off Topic:

    What's the deal with Macron's grandma-wife? She was married before he was CONCEIVED!

    Off Topic:

    After your recommendation (Steve) I checked out Crazy Ex Girlfriend online and, yeah, she's talented and funny. I didn't care for her style but yes, she's clever n' all.

    While unaware of the context here (admittedly), if there isn't some fine context mocking this sing-a-ling as Retarded, then I have to provide that context.

    https://youtu.be/Wllc5gSc-N8

    This is retarded. Please tell me this is humorously meant to be as cringing as it is and not a satanic call for a divine flood.

    I thought that science fetishisation and atheism were dying out, because apparently we’re all supposed to take Islam and its claims about the universe seriously, or if not that at least treat them respectfully. I guess not. The left are still banging on about ‘muh science!’ and ‘muh atheism!’

    The atheism craze of the 00s was just a veiled attack on white people. As soon as being atheist became problematic, about the time the profile of Islam rose in the US, the left dropped atheism. I guess it’s coming back with this March for Science?

    This portends a repeat of the Bush era, with Trump as Bush.

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    • Replies: @anon
    I should also mention that the atheism movement of the 00s fractured into two groups: the Atheist Plus group and the Plain Old Atheist group. The Atheist Plus group was obsessed with gender and race issues. Basically it was the precursor to SJWs. The Plain Old Atheist groups was just that: plain old white guys, like Thunderfoot and Richard Dawkins, who were knowledgeable about science, but who were out of their depth when writing and speaking about religious issues. I think that both Thudnerfoot and Dawkins have backed down from their 'dogmatic' criticisms of religion. I think they 'get' Christianity now.
  70. @dearieme
    Yeah, but apart from all that he's an outsider.

    The fake news MSM have analyzed the data and now realize that the unpredictable masses prefer, quel horreur, outsiders. Exercising that incisive brilliance which is their defining characteristic, the MSM’s senior scribes now realize that labeling their favored candidates as outsiders is a magical mantra which will bring these candidates the victories which a fickle electorate might otherwise deny them.

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    • Replies: @res
    Maybe somebody should make a meme using Outsider® as a way of poking fun at this?

    This reminds me of my "favorite" characteristic of my local SJWs. We're rebels. Just like all of our friends. I suppose as long as you get subtly different tattoos, which are consistently transgressive against badthink (but not against goodthink, quelle horreur), it doesn't matter that everyone is "rebelling" in fundamentally the same way.
  71. @Anon
    Tell that to Captain Jean Danjou.

    ‘Tell that to Captain Jean Danjou.”

    At one time the French were as tough and as strong of fighter’s as anyone. The problem is the French lost the part of a generation in WW1. All that was left to propagate was old men, gays, and pastry chefs.

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    • Replies: @attilathehen
    True. When I read about "French men" like Valls, Hollande, Macron (all who have said France must live with Islamic terrorism), I can't figure out how the rank and file French put up with this.
    , @Anon
    "All that was left to propagate was old men, gays, and pastry chefs."

    Careful, comrade. "Homos are cowards" is only one part of the conservative mantra. "Homos don't have children" is the other. Forget one part, and you are likely to slide into the dark side!
    , @Bill B.
    The Great War killed about one in 25 of the French population and left a huge number horribly maimed. The impact was immense: Pétain was willing to sup with the devil (the Nazis) to avoid a repeat.

    But yes France is pretty gay now: the 100th anniversary of Verdun was recently officially commemorated by casually dressed children running over the graves of soldiers and play-acting fighting to the sound of an oil drum bashing band. Sad.

  72. @Lugash
    The article has a strong contender for greatest dissemblance:


    “We are in the process of pulling all surveillance video and we will share with Oakland police, Oakland Unified School District and Oakland Housing Authority to see if they can help identify the minors,” Trost said. “We have had success with sharing images of juveniles with this group and identifying and making arrests in the past.”

    The images cannot be shared publicly, she said, because the suspects appear to be minors.
     

    Well, the suspects are suspects because they committed criminal offences on video. That the suspects appear to be minors is a speculation. While minors are under 18, 16-year olds are usually treated as adults, not juveniles, and in most jurisdictions 14 and 15 year olds can be treated as adults. Looks like official obfuscation.

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    • Replies: @Opinionator
    Something to bear in mind when the Zionist media refers to the 19-year-old jewish hate hoaxer as an "Israeli teen" rather than an "Israeli man."
    , @Federalist
    The reason for the obfuscation may be that the suspects could be described as dozens of violent black bodies. If they can plausibly be said to appear to be minors, then there is an excuse not to give us any description.
  73. anon says:     Show CommentNext New Comment
    @anon
    I thought that science fetishisation and atheism were dying out, because apparently we're all supposed to take Islam and its claims about the universe seriously, or if not that at least treat them respectfully. I guess not. The left are still banging on about 'muh science!' and 'muh atheism!'

    The atheism craze of the 00s was just a veiled attack on white people. As soon as being atheist became problematic, about the time the profile of Islam rose in the US, the left dropped atheism. I guess it's coming back with this March for Science?

    This portends a repeat of the Bush era, with Trump as Bush.

    I should also mention that the atheism movement of the 00s fractured into two groups: the Atheist Plus group and the Plain Old Atheist group. The Atheist Plus group was obsessed with gender and race issues. Basically it was the precursor to SJWs. The Plain Old Atheist groups was just that: plain old white guys, like Thunderfoot and Richard Dawkins, who were knowledgeable about science, but who were out of their depth when writing and speaking about religious issues. I think that both Thudnerfoot and Dawkins have backed down from their ‘dogmatic’ criticisms of religion. I think they ‘get’ Christianity now.

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  74. @Lot
    I hope people will think about the many good and honorable men who for various reasons have step or adoptive children before making insults like these.

    The left wants to portray nationalists are mean and cold hearted. Is it true?

    I wouldn’t take it personally. I don’t know your story but if it is at all typical, it is probably nothing like Macron’s. Macron met his future wife when he was 15 and she was his already middle-aged teacher. They started dating when he was a teenager. That’s creepy. Her children were already grown when she and Macron got married. It’s not like the common situations where 1) they marry one another fairly early in life and one or both of them has children that the stepparent helps raise, or 2) they marry later in life and one or both of them has adult children. Macron, as a very young man, married not a young woman with whom he plans to raise a family but a woman old enough to be his mother whose children are already grown and who is already past her childbearing years. So at age 39, the only woman that he has ever had a relationship with is his first first high school girlfriend who when they met was already older than he is now.

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    • Replies: @Perspective
    If Macron was any younger at the time he met his wife to be, it would have been another Mary Kay Letourneau story:

    http://www.biography.com/news/mary-kay-letourneau-vili-fualaau-wedding-anniversary-scandal
  75. @Randal

    OT, but unidentified “yoofs” have been active in sunny California. Who says entrepreneurship is dead?
     
    Shame there were no guns being carried on the train (I've no idea what US law on carrying guns on public transport in this area might be). I'm not a fan of the death penalty in general, because I don't trust the government to get the right people, but I wholeheartedly approve of thugs being shot in the act of robbing people.

    “but I wholeheartedly approve of thugs being shot in the act of robbing people”

    I sometimes wonder why the Right doesn’t create a “Bernard Goetz Marksmanship Award” to honor those who have or had the balls to stand up to dangerous, threatening thugs. Five shots, five hits; that’s pretty good shooting when under stress.

    (Incidentally, Goetz had a Bachelors Degree in both Electrical and Nuclear Engineering)

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    • Replies: @Randal
    For sure, there needs to be pushback against the idealisation of helplessness in the face of crime and criminals.
    , @Father O'Hara
    If one of those minor(ity) youfs stopped a bullet we would have some good entertainment,at least,listening to the heartbroken mom and various civil rites dudes wax eloquent about young Shitavious,his heart of gold,his sunny disposition and his love of learning.
  76. Turgot.

    The first time I’ve ever seen anyone discussing France mention the magnificent Turgot.

    Perhaps, given you’re talking about French finances, you’ll also add an update mentioning Jacques Rueff?

    Go ahead. Make my day.

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  77. Anonymous says:     Show CommentNext New Comment

    Yes, oui.

    1/ Powerful Jewish bankers bankroll the Islamist candidate Macron, who will, of course…

    2/ Let the yoofs run wild.

    3/ Then the media will announce mass panic emigration of terrorized Jews.

    Last time Dr Fudge ran the stock JEWS LEAVING FRANCE! headline: I did the math and calculated, at the supposed rate of exit, it would take several hundred years for the Jews to vacate from France.

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  78. The marriage won’t be any problem to the French. They have the example of Henri II and his nearly lifelong devotion to Diane de Poitiers, also 24 years older than her lover. It baffled the sixteenth century. Interestingly, Henri’s mother was 24 when she died. I don’t think Macron has the same Freudian excuse …

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  79. Anonymous says:     Show CommentNext New Comment
    @Moshe
    Not Really Off Topic:

    What's the deal with Macron's grandma-wife? She was married before he was CONCEIVED!

    Off Topic:

    After your recommendation (Steve) I checked out Crazy Ex Girlfriend online and, yeah, she's talented and funny. I didn't care for her style but yes, she's clever n' all.

    While unaware of the context here (admittedly), if there isn't some fine context mocking this sing-a-ling as Retarded, then I have to provide that context.

    https://youtu.be/Wllc5gSc-N8

    This is retarded. Please tell me this is humorously meant to be as cringing as it is and not a satanic call for a divine flood.

    In spite of her strong feelings about non-traditional sexuality and open-mindedness (because SCIENCE), Ms. Bloom herself ended up in a monogamous heterosexual marriage with one of her own tribe. Isn’t that the craziest thing?

    A line in the song refers to “bagels and lox”. They’re just rubbing our faces in it now.

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    Her husband, writer Dan Gregor, is a Long Island, N.Y., native who was raised in a Conservative Jewish home. “We were friends before we started dating, and I would go to his family’s house for Passover every year. That’s how I got to know him,” Bloom said.

    After being together for six years, they were married earlier this year by her cousin, a rabbi at Texas A&M University. They’re currently “practicing on the dog” in preparation for having children. “I like the idea of exposing my kids to the culture and traditions. It’s separate from spirituality for me,” she said.
     

    But her message for the Gentile is **** anything that moves (P.S. Science also says children are bad for the environment).
    , @Dave Pinsen
    She's actually quite self-deprecating in her show, e.g., in the "JAP rap battle" below.
    https://youtu.be/QcVwnSSrgxg?t=1m58s
  80. @frayedthread
    Nothing spells cuckoo like the fact that he married someone who had a) already had kids ; b) who he couldn't have kids with.
    A perfect specimen for our times.

    Hey, hey: Dr. Johnson, one of the wisest men that ever lived, married a widow 20 years his senior, with three kids.

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    • Replies: @Manfred Arcane
    Raymond Chandler also married a woman eighteen years his senior, although she had no kids.
    , @fnn
    Of course I never met Dr. Johnson, but Macron is no Dr. Johnson.
    , @thisisaknife
    Dr. Johnson, confirmed beta.
  81. @for-the-record
    In many respects Macron could perhaps be compared to Obama: both are "hope and change" candidates on whom many people project their own feelings. Macron has kept his campaign remarkably vague (vacuous would be more precise), which makes sense as he is attempting to appeal to a wide swath of the political spectrum.

    His positions, where he has been explicit, will no doubt endear him to readers of this blog: pro-immigration, pro-globalism, and pro-EU. Moreover, in early March he made a strong declaration of his support for "discrimination positive" (affirmative action).

    In addition, he was the only major candidate to adopt explicitly anti-Russian policies, and has claimed, like poor Hillary, that he is a victim of a vicious plot emanating from the Kremlin.

    His rise to the top can be attributed almost entirely to the implosion of the Fillon campaign. While guilty as hell (and hypocritical to boot, as he presented himself as "Mr. Clean"), Fillon was definitely sabotaged, and the interesting question is whether Macron himself (a former Minister of Economy, which would have given him access to compromising information on future opponents) was behind it, or whether it was his "deep state" supporters.

    There are similarities between Macaroon and Obama, though I think Macaroon dovetails better with the ignominious Tony Blair.

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    • Replies: @Eagle Eye
    Macaroon has a nice ring to it, but I prefer Manny Micron.
  82. Anonymous says:     Show CommentNext New Comment
    @Anonymous
    In spite of her strong feelings about non-traditional sexuality and open-mindedness (because SCIENCE), Ms. Bloom herself ended up in a monogamous heterosexual marriage with one of her own tribe. Isn't that the craziest thing?

    A line in the song refers to "bagels and lox". They're just rubbing our faces in it now.

    Her husband, writer Dan Gregor, is a Long Island, N.Y., native who was raised in a Conservative Jewish home. “We were friends before we started dating, and I would go to his family’s house for Passover every year. That’s how I got to know him,” Bloom said.

    After being together for six years, they were married earlier this year by her cousin, a rabbi at Texas A&M University. They’re currently “practicing on the dog” in preparation for having children. “I like the idea of exposing my kids to the culture and traditions. It’s separate from spirituality for me,” she said.

    But her message for the Gentile is **** anything that moves (P.S. Science also says children are bad for the environment).

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    • Replies: @BB753
    Didn't her rabbi tell her that dogs aren't kosher? And that practicing on the dog for parenthood is a very bad idea?
    Anyway, Bloom must be in her late thirties, well past her prime reproductive years.
    I also wonder about observant and conservative Jews in entertainment basically pushing moral filth on the public. Is it a moral thing to do in Judaism?
  83. Anonymous says:     Show CommentNext New Comment
    @Anonym
    While it may not seem to matter much in France, it’s never a good idea for a right-wing party to have sexual degenerates in its leadership. Leftists may not like it, but the twice-divorced Marine Le Pen is a feminist heroine with her live in boyfriend. She (and Marion) are no Jeanne d’Arc.

    The massive testicles required to go against the grain and lead are the same massive testicles that are likely to result in sexual adventure seeking ala Trump. Even Farage has had 2 wives so far. There is likely a female equivalent.

    Not sure if that’s true. Figures like Cromwell and Hitler were quite ascetic. And it’s probably less true today, where sexual incontinence is more common.

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  84. With the aged beard/barbe Macron seems to be going for the Meursault *

    Maman est mort

    Vote

    Poor old Mme Meursault/Macron when the trigger is pulled…

    * Camus’s novel “L’etranger” is normally translated as “The Outsider” in U.K. English.

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    @Moshe
    https://youtu.be/46h-LfNWPn8

    Okay, not her fault.

    I never watched a split second of this bill nye person before but apparently there's something wrong with him.

    Still, unless she has a serious coke habit to sustain, no payday on Earth justifies a financially secure human being performing on this.

    Somehow the ice cream cartoon manages to be even worse. It appears to be aimed at pre-pubescent children. It's incredible.

    I never watched a split second of this bill nye person before but apparently there’s something wrong with him….Somehow the ice cream cartoon manages to be even worse. It appears to be aimed at pre-pubescent children. It’s incredible.

    I watched the ice cream video. I need some eye bleach after that.

    When I was looking to find educational video content for my children, I looked at Bill Nye. No, just no. It was bad, ghetto, very PC. (The anti-white, pro genocide through miscegenation content of the ice cream video was I guess, the logical extension of that to the mid 2010 era. Ironically, if you mix all flavors of ice cream into one, you get a mush that no one is going to buy. That’s the logical endpoint of this. However, in practice China gets their ethnostate. Japan gets theirs. Africa gets their ethnostates. It’s only “vanilla” who has to be mixed into oblivion.)

    BTW Australia’s “The Curiosity Show” did it better without all the Sesame Street PC pushing, beginning way back in 1972.

    https://www.youtube.com/user/CuriosityShow/videos

    There is something strange about a longstanding prominent man with no wife or children. Especially such a man who has integrated himself to be in a position of trust around children. Jimmy Saville and Michael Jackson come to mind. A white guy like Nye with no white children has very little to tie him to the future of white children.

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  86. @Lot
    I agree the marriage is odd, other than Ashton Kutcher I've never heard of a marriage to a woman so much older. Actually that gap was only 15 years.

    But let's be real here: our issue is not Macron's personal life. Would any of us care if Jeff Sessions were married to a much older woman? Do we care that Trump churning through multiple wives and fathering a child around age 60 is typical of dysfunctional and dysgenic Big Man African culture, or about his openly adulterous history?

    Macron wants to Islamify France, Marine LePen does not, nothing else is relevant.

    Having a wife that much older is creepy, there’s no way around it. A wife six or even eight years the man’s senior — yes, while rare, genuine, non-perv love affairs of that nature may happen occasionally. Sustaining them presents an additional challenge: While man 22 / woman 30 is no big deal, keeping such a relationship going (even if it was originally built on genuine affection) when he is 48 and she is 56 is an altogether different matter.

    Why does Macron’s choice of wife matter? Because such a massive peculiarity of character seldom comes completely isolated from the remainder of a guy’s personality. So there is reason to suspect more hidden weirdness in Macron’s makeup.

    And yes, Macron’s pro-immigration stance is the issue the matters most in terms of the policies likely to be implemented. But why should that keep us from discussing that weirdo marriage of his, which, as explained, very likely is an indicator of more weirdness on his part?

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    • Replies: @fitzGetty
    French "'privacy''' laws are so draconian that you may be sure that all of this bugger's secrets and "foibles''' are well known to the French press but are kept strictly under wraps ...
    , @Wilkey
    While man 22 / woman 30 is no big deal, keeping such a relationship going (even if it was originally built on genuine affection) when he is 48 and she is 56 is an altogether different matter.

    From a maturity perspective the 22yo guy dating the 30yo woman is a lot weirder than the 48yo man with the 56yo woman. From an aging perspective I'd imagine the 8 year difference when you're older is probably harder. If the woman is great enough - intelligent, witty, stays in great shape, etc. - I'm sure it's easy to deal with. There are a few women that age at my gym who have managed to stay in pretty damn good shape. But if she's nothing special the average 48yo man does not want to be seen with a post-menopausal woman.

    When I was younger I occasionally had crushes on older women. I think a lot of guys do. I even had a fling with a woman who was 9 years older than me. It's a fine memory. By the time I hit 30, though, any and all of those crushes went right out the window. Why? Because at that age an "older woman" is looking at serious reproductive fitness issues. Once you've had kids those issues may go out the window for some people, but even with kids I definitely find younger women far more attractive.
    , @Nico

    And yes, Macron’s pro-immigration stance is the issue the matters most in terms of the policies likely to be implemented. But why should that keep us from discussing that weirdo marriage of his, which, as explained, very likely is an indicator of more weirdness on his part?
     
    Actually, I would suggest that the beta-cuckoo complex of a man who cares so little about posterity that he would so deliberately foresake any possibility of having children, from such a young age and so clearly without any post facto regret, is *directly related* to the unprecedented - even by Eurocrat standards - enthusiasm with which he hails the oncoming inundation of his country beneath a thick pile of Africans and Arabs.
  87. @Federalist
    I wouldn't take it personally. I don't know your story but if it is at all typical, it is probably nothing like Macron's. Macron met his future wife when he was 15 and she was his already middle-aged teacher. They started dating when he was a teenager. That's creepy. Her children were already grown when she and Macron got married. It's not like the common situations where 1) they marry one another fairly early in life and one or both of them has children that the stepparent helps raise, or 2) they marry later in life and one or both of them has adult children. Macron, as a very young man, married not a young woman with whom he plans to raise a family but a woman old enough to be his mother whose children are already grown and who is already past her childbearing years. So at age 39, the only woman that he has ever had a relationship with is his first first high school girlfriend who when they met was already older than he is now.

    If Macron was any younger at the time he met his wife to be, it would have been another Mary Kay Letourneau story:

    http://www.biography.com/news/mary-kay-letourneau-vili-fualaau-wedding-anniversary-scandal

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  88. @Lot
    I hope people will think about the many good and honorable men who for various reasons have step or adoptive children before making insults like these.

    The left wants to portray nationalists are mean and cold hearted. Is it true?

    I hope people will think about the many good and honorable men who for various reasons have step or adoptive children before making insults like these.

    What the heck are you talking about? Macron is basically the same age as his wife’s children, who were grown by the time he became their step-’dad’. He had absolutely zero role in their lives as an honorable father-figure, but probably caused a lot of embarrassment to those kids- if not outright emotional anguish and disfigurement- as mom’s ridiculous boy-toy.

    Bro, have you been paying attention at all here during your years now as a (certainly welcome) commentator? This little slice of political ‘color’ is so redolent of alt-right/HBD themes it may as well be a parable. Among only a few that immediately stick out-

    * propositional posterity/nation (“Mon cheri’s files are perfectly atrocious self-serving globalist cretins; I could not have taught my own better- MWAH-HA-HAH!) vs. actual posterity/nation
    * pretty little lies and feelz (“aren’t they just the most adorable couple”) vs. reality and truth & beauty (“He sleeps with that? Oh, God, someone hand me a hurl-bag”)
    * character as the result of revealed, rather than expressed preferences (would a sad-sack loser-in-love like Jeb! have fought even for something as rock-bottom basic as a real conservative Supreme Court justice, or would someone as obviously riddled in self-confidence as he is cave to social pressure and seek out a Souter II to get a few crumbs of approval from THE NEW YORK TIMES?)

    Personally I get a whiff of the same strange vibe from Obama, who was off-the-walls glowing about his admiration for Angela Merkel. I definitely get the sense that she is his soul-mate, and if social opprobrium were not an issue, or his Pinnochio-ish desire to be a a ‘real black man!’, they’d go off into the sunset together, discussing the moral arc of history as well as which Extended Stay the galloping World Spirit was resting in right now while he sat on her lap getting a loving yet practical prostate massage.

    BARRY-OLD & MAUDE
    (HUSSEIN) ALI: FEAR EATS THE SOUL

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    • Replies: @Lot
    I agree with all this, except your suspicion that Obama wants to get with Merkel. He strikes me, like many thin men, as having a low sex drive and probably conventional tastes (ie the younger white women he dated before marriage.)

    The point is that paternity based insults are needlessly cruel, vulgar, and either pointless or counterproductive.
  89. @Forbes
    Well, the suspects are suspects because they committed criminal offences on video. That the suspects appear to be minors is a speculation. While minors are under 18, 16-year olds are usually treated as adults, not juveniles, and in most jurisdictions 14 and 15 year olds can be treated as adults. Looks like official obfuscation.

    Something to bear in mind when the Zionist media refers to the 19-year-old jewish hate hoaxer as an “Israeli teen” rather than an “Israeli man.”

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  90. @John Derbyshire
    Hey, hey: Dr. Johnson, one of the wisest men that ever lived, married a widow 20 years his senior, with three kids.

    Raymond Chandler also married a woman eighteen years his senior, although she had no kids.

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    • Replies: @fnn
    IIRC, Chandler had a really bad drinking problem. Legend has it was almost completely dysfunctional when Billy Wilder tried to get him to write the script for Double Indemnity.
    , @fitzGetty
    ... a useful ethno note ... they sound almost mohammadan ...
  91. @Lot
    I agree the marriage is odd, other than Ashton Kutcher I've never heard of a marriage to a woman so much older. Actually that gap was only 15 years.

    But let's be real here: our issue is not Macron's personal life. Would any of us care if Jeff Sessions were married to a much older woman? Do we care that Trump churning through multiple wives and fathering a child around age 60 is typical of dysfunctional and dysgenic Big Man African culture, or about his openly adulterous history?

    Macron wants to Islamify France, Marine LePen does not, nothing else is relevant.

    That much older than Sessions and she’d be in an urn.

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  92. @Mikeja
    May, Merkel and Macron. 3M's and no children. Maybe it'll make small-talk a little easier at G7 summits.

    I guess this means that we won’t have to tolerate any more of their genetic corruption. The rot stops here!

    I don’t really understand people who choose childlessness. There’s plenty of kids to adopt if the natural way doesn’t work. I have some relatives who were victims of circumstances and never had kids, but they realize the hole in their lives that this creates.

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  93. When the system markets one of its own as some kind of renegade “outsider,” the system has confessed that it is rotten to the core.

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    • Replies: @Eagle Eye

    When the system markets one of its own as some kind of renegade “outsider,” the system has confessed that it is rotten to the core.
     
    Quite true. Soros sockpuppet Barry Dunham, according to contemporary CIA reports the son of "Miss Dunham," comes to mind as a successful "outsider" play, aided by Soros' timely triggering of the financial crisis.
  94. Since the old French elite was humiliated in 1940, unlike the British elite who

    …lost all of their colonies, most of their nice houses, most of their income (to confiscation-level taxation), and the number one spot in the world hierarchy of elites soon after the war, and surely as an indirect result of it, replaced by what, the number 20 spot? 25? Does anyone even care?

    I don’t have anything against the British elite. It’s a great culture, and if anything, they ran the world better than the current crew does. But I do like making fun of Steve’s biases. The Brits had a very small role in WWII, and their status fell right after it.

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  95. @Anonymous

    Her husband, writer Dan Gregor, is a Long Island, N.Y., native who was raised in a Conservative Jewish home. “We were friends before we started dating, and I would go to his family’s house for Passover every year. That’s how I got to know him,” Bloom said.

    After being together for six years, they were married earlier this year by her cousin, a rabbi at Texas A&M University. They’re currently “practicing on the dog” in preparation for having children. “I like the idea of exposing my kids to the culture and traditions. It’s separate from spirituality for me,” she said.
     

    But her message for the Gentile is **** anything that moves (P.S. Science also says children are bad for the environment).

    Didn’t her rabbi tell her that dogs aren’t kosher? And that practicing on the dog for parenthood is a very bad idea?
    Anyway, Bloom must be in her late thirties, well past her prime reproductive years.
    I also wonder about observant and conservative Jews in entertainment basically pushing moral filth on the public. Is it a moral thing to do in Judaism?

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    • Replies: @Jack D
    Rachel Bloom is 30 . She looks older because she's fat.

    Dogs are not kosher to EAT. There is no prohibition on keeping them as pets. However, most Orthodox families are up to their ears in actual children and have no need of child substitutes so it's not common for them to have dogs.
  96. @William Badwhite
    'Tell that to Captain Jean Danjou."

    At one time the French were as tough and as strong of fighter's as anyone. The problem is the French lost the part of a generation in WW1. All that was left to propagate was old men, gays, and pastry chefs.

    True. When I read about “French men” like Valls, Hollande, Macron (all who have said France must live with Islamic terrorism), I can’t figure out how the rank and file French put up with this.

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  97. @kaganovitch
    OT, but unidentified "yoofs" have been active in sunny California. Who says entrepreneurship is dead?

    http://www.sfchronicle.com/crime/article/BART-takeover-robbery-50-to-60-teens-swarm-11094745.php

    Where’s Bernard Goetz when you need him?

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  98. @Moshe
    https://youtu.be/46h-LfNWPn8

    Okay, not her fault.

    I never watched a split second of this bill nye person before but apparently there's something wrong with him.

    Still, unless she has a serious coke habit to sustain, no payday on Earth justifies a financially secure human being performing on this.

    Somehow the ice cream cartoon manages to be even worse. It appears to be aimed at pre-pubescent children. It's incredible.

    Mr Wizard was a far better scientist and did far more complex, interesting stuff. Bill Nye is a poor man’s Mr Wizard for below average children.

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    • Replies: @Lot
    I loved Mr. Wizard as a kid. I got up early to watch him when he aired at 6am on Nickelodeon.

    The contrast between the warm and soft spoken Herbert and the grating, forced-quirky Nye is a depressing example of mainstream cultural decline.
  99. Anon says:     Show CommentNext New Comment

    Ralph Fiennes likes them much older than himself, but he picks the hot ones that have the “slightly faded glory” kinda look. He still gets busy on the side, too.

    Macron is clearly asexual or gay but already knew at his very young age that a future political career would require him to be both Catholic and married to a woman.

    It’s kinda the way that Obama had to give up white women when it was time to kickstart his political career. Otherwise he never would’ve touched a black female.

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  100. Anon says:     Show CommentNext New Comment
    @William Badwhite
    'Tell that to Captain Jean Danjou."

    At one time the French were as tough and as strong of fighter's as anyone. The problem is the French lost the part of a generation in WW1. All that was left to propagate was old men, gays, and pastry chefs.

    “All that was left to propagate was old men, gays, and pastry chefs.”

    Careful, comrade. “Homos are cowards” is only one part of the conservative mantra. “Homos don’t have children” is the other. Forget one part, and you are likely to slide into the dark side!

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  101. @Abe

    I hope people will think about the many good and honorable men who for various reasons have step or adoptive children before making insults like these.
     
    What the heck are you talking about? Macron is basically the same age as his wife's children, who were grown by the time he became their step-'dad'. He had absolutely zero role in their lives as an honorable father-figure, but probably caused a lot of embarrassment to those kids- if not outright emotional anguish and disfigurement- as mom's ridiculous boy-toy.

    Bro, have you been paying attention at all here during your years now as a (certainly welcome) commentator? This little slice of political 'color' is so redolent of alt-right/HBD themes it may as well be a parable. Among only a few that immediately stick out-

    * propositional posterity/nation ("Mon cheri's files are perfectly atrocious self-serving globalist cretins; I could not have taught my own better- MWAH-HA-HAH!) vs. actual posterity/nation
    * pretty little lies and feelz ("aren't they just the most adorable couple") vs. reality and truth & beauty ("He sleeps with that? Oh, God, someone hand me a hurl-bag")
    * character as the result of revealed, rather than expressed preferences (would a sad-sack loser-in-love like Jeb! have fought even for something as rock-bottom basic as a real conservative Supreme Court justice, or would someone as obviously riddled in self-confidence as he is cave to social pressure and seek out a Souter II to get a few crumbs of approval from THE NEW YORK TIMES?)

    Personally I get a whiff of the same strange vibe from Obama, who was off-the-walls glowing about his admiration for Angela Merkel. I definitely get the sense that she is his soul-mate, and if social opprobrium were not an issue, or his Pinnochio-ish desire to be a a 'real black man!', they'd go off into the sunset together, discussing the moral arc of history as well as which Extended Stay the galloping World Spirit was resting in right now while he sat on her lap getting a loving yet practical prostate massage.

    BARRY-OLD & MAUDE
    (HUSSEIN) ALI: FEAR EATS THE SOUL

    I agree with all this, except your suspicion that Obama wants to get with Merkel. He strikes me, like many thin men, as having a low sex drive and probably conventional tastes (ie the younger white women he dated before marriage.)

    The point is that paternity based insults are needlessly cruel, vulgar, and either pointless or counterproductive.

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  102. @Faraday's Bobcat

    He worked as an Inspector of Finances in the Inspectorate General of Finances (IGF) and then became an investment banker at Rothschild & Cie Banque.

    A member of the Socialist Party (PS) from 2006 to 2009, Macron was appointed as deputy secretary-general under François Hollande’s first government in 2012.
     
    Wasn't it Churchill who said, "Anyone under 30 who is an investment banker at Rothschilds has no heart, while anyone over 30 who joins the Socialist Party has no brain"? Or something like that? I'm really confused now.

    Just remember, Macron is both an outsider and NOT a Socialist and by the way he’s not gay either. Definitely not gay. Did I mention that he’s not gay? That’s all you need to know and BTW, remember not to vote for the Nazi. Gee I hope everyone gets this message – one thing for sure it can’t be repeated often enough between now and the election.

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  103. @Yak-15
    Mr Wizard was a far better scientist and did far more complex, interesting stuff. Bill Nye is a poor man's Mr Wizard for below average children.

    I loved Mr. Wizard as a kid. I got up early to watch him when he aired at 6am on Nickelodeon.

    The contrast between the warm and soft spoken Herbert and the grating, forced-quirky Nye is a depressing example of mainstream cultural decline.

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    • Replies: @TWS
    Plus Nye is a surly drunk.
    , @Yak-15
    That was exactly how I watched Mr Wizard as well. He did so many interesting experiments and taught me a lot. It's a shame he was not more popular.

    Bill Nye has turned himself into a political ideologue for "sciency stuff." That old forced quirkiness has now been replaced by extreme smugness and glowering condescension.

    , @Yak-15
    You may enjoy this

    https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=VkJEt1UsUcs
  104. @Opinionator

    It’s hard to overstate just how bizarre his rise has been.
     
    He is the candidate the jews are most comfortable with, isn't he?

    He is the candidate the jews are most comfortable with, isn’t he?

    Oui!

    Bares repeating.

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  105. Macron is an outsider in the sense he is bent on replacing French culture with an outside, alien culture.

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  106. @BB753
    Didn't her rabbi tell her that dogs aren't kosher? And that practicing on the dog for parenthood is a very bad idea?
    Anyway, Bloom must be in her late thirties, well past her prime reproductive years.
    I also wonder about observant and conservative Jews in entertainment basically pushing moral filth on the public. Is it a moral thing to do in Judaism?

    Rachel Bloom is 30 . She looks older because she’s fat.

    Dogs are not kosher to EAT. There is no prohibition on keeping them as pets. However, most Orthodox families are up to their ears in actual children and have no need of child substitutes so it’s not common for them to have dogs.

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    Thanks for the replies.
    But you didn't answer the last part. It's unconceivable to me, as a lapsed Catholic, that a hard-core and observant Catholic could make a living in entertainment basically producing moral rot and encouraging the audience to do away with decency and morals. Whether the audience is Catholic or not. Wrong is wrong, even for followers of other religions.
    Why don't religious Jews have no such qualms? Is not shameful or sinful for a Jew to lead a virtuous life while encouraging others to lead a life of moral degeneration?
  107. @BB753
    What's more striking to me is Macron's stint as assistant to philosopher Paul Ricoeur. Virtually unknown today, he used to be a big deal among French deconstructivists. (of course, most of his writtings are pure BS).

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

    There are many, many unusual factoids about this guy’s life, but his connection to Paul Ricoeur is absolutely fascinating.

    In his last book, Ricoeur gives special acknowledgement to Macron’s contribution:

    “Emmanuel Macron, to whom I am indebted for a pertinent critique of the writing and the elaboration of the critical apparatus of this work”

    https://books.google.com/books?id=RoVbjzBQXTUC&pg=PR17&lpg=PR17&dq=emmanuel+macron+paul+ricoeur&source=bl&ots=Tlepfra76l&sig=VzXo1bNkz0EWLhpP0O6Mj8QuPVs&hl=en&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwjT4K_vtb7TAhVMLSYKHRPKBZ04FBDoAQg2MAM#v=onepage&q=emmanuel%20macron%20paul%20ricoeur&f=false

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    • Replies: @Steve Sailer
    So Ricoeur was some kind of ... uh ... postmodernist Protestant philosopher?
  108. @John Derbyshire
    Hey, hey: Dr. Johnson, one of the wisest men that ever lived, married a widow 20 years his senior, with three kids.

    Of course I never met Dr. Johnson, but Macron is no Dr. Johnson.

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  109. @O'Really
    There are many, many unusual factoids about this guy's life, but his connection to Paul Ricoeur is absolutely fascinating.

    In his last book, Ricoeur gives special acknowledgement to Macron's contribution:

    "Emmanuel Macron, to whom I am indebted for a pertinent critique of the writing and the elaboration of the critical apparatus of this work"


    https://books.google.com/books?id=RoVbjzBQXTUC&pg=PR17&lpg=PR17&dq=emmanuel+macron+paul+ricoeur&source=bl&ots=Tlepfra76l&sig=VzXo1bNkz0EWLhpP0O6Mj8QuPVs&hl=en&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwjT4K_vtb7TAhVMLSYKHRPKBZ04FBDoAQg2MAM#v=onepage&q=emmanuel%20macron%20paul%20ricoeur&f=false

    So Ricoeur was some kind of … uh … postmodernist Protestant philosopher?

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    • Replies: @O'Really
    He was Protestant by upbringing, but more importantly, he was a leading existentialist at a time when that was hot. However, he was also a humanist, which came to be seen as uncool and ultimately put him at odds with post-structuralists such as Foucault and Derrida.

    Coincidentally, Derrida was Ricouer's assistant in the early 60's. So, outsider Macron shares a line item on his CV with Jacques Derrida.
    , @The Last Real Calvinist

    So Ricoeur was some kind of … uh … postmodernist Protestant philosopher?

     

    I read lots of Ricoeur in grad school. He was not really a full-fledged postmodernist, although he was sufficiently French and cool to be allowable as approved reading. His thing was hermeneutics, i.e. the act of interpretation. He believed a human self could engage in hermeneutical acts with symbols (i.e. language and texts) in ways that would indeed yield meaning. In the land of the pomo, Ricoeur was therefore pretty conservative. He's also not that hard to read when compared to many of his contemporaries.
  110. @Manfred Arcane
    Raymond Chandler also married a woman eighteen years his senior, although she had no kids.

    IIRC, Chandler had a really bad drinking problem. Legend has it was almost completely dysfunctional when Billy Wilder tried to get him to write the script for Double Indemnity.

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  111. @Forbes
    Well, the suspects are suspects because they committed criminal offences on video. That the suspects appear to be minors is a speculation. While minors are under 18, 16-year olds are usually treated as adults, not juveniles, and in most jurisdictions 14 and 15 year olds can be treated as adults. Looks like official obfuscation.

    The reason for the obfuscation may be that the suspects could be described as dozens of violent black bodies. If they can plausibly be said to appear to be minors, then there is an excuse not to give us any description.

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  112. @Steve Sailer
    So Ricoeur was some kind of ... uh ... postmodernist Protestant philosopher?

    He was Protestant by upbringing, but more importantly, he was a leading existentialist at a time when that was hot. However, he was also a humanist, which came to be seen as uncool and ultimately put him at odds with post-structuralists such as Foucault and Derrida.

    Coincidentally, Derrida was Ricouer’s assistant in the early 60′s. So, outsider Macron shares a line item on his CV with Jacques Derrida.

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    • Replies: @BB753
    Macron is the perfect man for the job of deconstructing France.
  113. @William Badwhite
    'Tell that to Captain Jean Danjou."

    At one time the French were as tough and as strong of fighter's as anyone. The problem is the French lost the part of a generation in WW1. All that was left to propagate was old men, gays, and pastry chefs.

    The Great War killed about one in 25 of the French population and left a huge number horribly maimed. The impact was immense: Pétain was willing to sup with the devil (the Nazis) to avoid a repeat.

    But yes France is pretty gay now: the 100th anniversary of Verdun was recently officially commemorated by casually dressed children running over the graves of soldiers and play-acting fighting to the sound of an oil drum bashing band. Sad.

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    • Replies: @res

    The Great War killed about one in 25 of the French population and left a huge number horribly maimed. The impact was immense: Pétain was willing to sup with the devil (the Nazis) to avoid a repeat.
     
    As bad as that sounds, I think it understates the impact. Those losses were concentrated in men of an age to be soldiers. This page discusses French (also German somewhat) demographics and WWI: http://www.cheminsdememoire.gouv.fr/en/1914-demographically-weakened-france
    See the 1939 age pyramid for both France and Germany near the end. Notice the difference in men and women born from about 1875 to 1895. And presumably the men killed tended to be those who were bravest and had the most initiative. Also notice the relative lack of children under 15 in pre-WWI France shown in an earlier table and the depressed birth rate during the war.

    P.S. I did not realize that WWI losses were so much worse in Serbia and the the Ottoman Empire: http://brilliantmaps.com/ww1-casualties/

  114. @dearieme
    Yeah, but apart from all that he's an outsider.

    Yeah, but apart from all that he’s an outsider.

    Fake News. Fake History. But now they’ve stooped to Fake Prepositions.

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  115. @Opinionator

    At age 12 he voluntarily became a Catholic, though I don’t know that he still is. His parents were secular.
     
    How common is it for French people to be "secular"? And what does secular even mean? People in the United States don't identify as "secular."

    “People in the United States don’t identify as ‘secular.’”

    A fair number answer “no religion” to religious affiliation surveys.

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  116. @Steve Sailer
    So Ricoeur was some kind of ... uh ... postmodernist Protestant philosopher?

    So Ricoeur was some kind of … uh … postmodernist Protestant philosopher?

    I read lots of Ricoeur in grad school. He was not really a full-fledged postmodernist, although he was sufficiently French and cool to be allowable as approved reading. His thing was hermeneutics, i.e. the act of interpretation. He believed a human self could engage in hermeneutical acts with symbols (i.e. language and texts) in ways that would indeed yield meaning. In the land of the pomo, Ricoeur was therefore pretty conservative. He’s also not that hard to read when compared to many of his contemporaries.

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    • Replies: @Bill B.
    In Ricoeur's favour is his open admission that he could not make head nor tail of that old fraud Lacan.

    There can be little doubt that the fear of not being at a sufficiently high intellectual level, of having missed something which 'everyone important sees to feel is so crucial' has played a very large role in Lacan's success...
    Paul Ricoeur, for example, who had himself made a deep study of Freud, attended Lacan's course during the 1960s and found himself unable to understand a word of it.
     
    http://www.richardwebster.net/thecultoflacan.html

    P.S. In the good old days women were thin, but smoked, and "fear of not being at a sufficiently high intellectual level" was enough to control the intellectuals yet idiots. But at least one had to go through the motions.

    Nowadays we are much more advanced: it is sufficient to be a victim and the women are obese.
  117. @black sea
    Hillary Clinton maintained that she was an outsider, so . . . .

    Yes, I recall this:

    Democratic presidential candidate former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said she would be different from President Obama, and that she’s an outsider because she’s a woman at Tuesday’s Democratic presidential debate.

    “I’m outsider! I have vagina!”

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  118. Emmanuel Macron is the kindest, bravest, warmest, most wonderful human being I’ve ever known in my life. Oh yeah, and he’s an outsider too.

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  119. @utu

    went to the elite Lycée Henri-IV high school in Paris for a year before university as well
     
    Wasn't it because he was sent there to Paris by his parents to keep him away from the teacher? It did not work.

    It’s interesting, eh? The woman he married was a teacher at the Jesuit school he attended. It’s certainly possible that some rewriting happened re the timing of the relationship.

    At the age of 17, Emmanuel said to me, ‘Whatever you do, I will marry you!’,’ Miss Trogneux told Paris Match magazine last year.
    The relationship started after Mr Macron acted in Miss Trogneux’s theatre pieces when he was aged just 18 at a private Jesuit school in Amiens, northern France.
    Then Brigitte Auziere, a married mother of three, she was supervising the drama club. Mr Macron, a literature lover who wanted to be a novelist, was a member.
    He later moved to Paris for his last year of high school. At that time, he recalled, ‘we called each other all the time, we spent hours on the phone, hours and hours on the phone’.
    For her part, Miss Trogneux recalled in a television documentary: ‘Little by little, he overcame all my resistances in an unbelievable way, with patience.’

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  120. @Jus' Sayin'...
    The fake news MSM have analyzed the data and now realize that the unpredictable masses prefer, quel horreur, outsiders. Exercising that incisive brilliance which is their defining characteristic, the MSM's senior scribes now realize that labeling their favored candidates as outsiders is a magical mantra which will bring these candidates the victories which a fickle electorate might otherwise deny them.

    Maybe somebody should make a meme using Outsider® as a way of poking fun at this?

    This reminds me of my “favorite” characteristic of my local SJWs. We’re rebels. Just like all of our friends. I suppose as long as you get subtly different tattoos, which are consistently transgressive against badthink (but not against goodthink, quelle horreur), it doesn’t matter that everyone is “rebelling” in fundamentally the same way.

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  121. @Gman
    "Outsider" is to macron as "right-wing" is to le pen.

    She actually isn't right wing on many issues such as social welfare

    She actually isn’t right wing on many issues such as social welfare

    Le Pen isn’t really right-wing on any issues at all apart from immigration (and I’ve never been able to figure out how opposing mass immigration makes you right-wing). On economic issues she seems to be moderate centre-left. On social issues she’s hard left.

    But if you oppose immigration and the EU then you must be evil, and if you’re evil you must be right-wing.

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    • Replies: @Opinionator
    Where is she on tax rates and the environment (including climate change)?
    , @Randal

    On economic issues she seems to be moderate centre-left. On social issues she’s hard left.
     
    Which social issues is she "hard left" on? Certainly I've seen the usual attempts to pander to the homosexual behaviour lobby and the usual moral compromises you'd expect from a remarried divorcee, but "hard left" seems a long way from the general consensus on Le Pen.

    See, for instance, the French political compass site linked by Anatoly Karlin yesterday (see the graph at the end of his piece):

    The French Elections 2017 (Round One)

    https://votecompass.france24.com/president/home

    That agrees with your assessment of Le Pen's economic positions, putting her as slightly left of centre (but to the right of all the candidates bar Fillon), but has her as the most socially conservative of all the candidates, by some distance.

    Fwiw, I came out in the same grid square as Karlin when I took the site's questionnaire myself (ie more socially conservative and economically right-wing than any of the candidates), which seems about right, especially as the graph is presumably zeroed to French norms on social liberalism/conservatism.
    , @Hippopotamusdrome


    I’ve never been able to figure out how opposing mass immigration makes you right-wing

     

    Because it's a perfectly normal, rational, and sensible policy, hence right-wing fascism.
    , @The True and Original David
    Left and right are over. The political divide is nationalism vs. globalism. People upholding the old divide are globalists of some stamp or other. These superannuated thinkers lump nationalists in their "right-winger" category. If that seems like a category error in Le Pen's case (and others), that's because it is.
  122. @Bill B.
    The Great War killed about one in 25 of the French population and left a huge number horribly maimed. The impact was immense: Pétain was willing to sup with the devil (the Nazis) to avoid a repeat.

    But yes France is pretty gay now: the 100th anniversary of Verdun was recently officially commemorated by casually dressed children running over the graves of soldiers and play-acting fighting to the sound of an oil drum bashing band. Sad.

    The Great War killed about one in 25 of the French population and left a huge number horribly maimed. The impact was immense: Pétain was willing to sup with the devil (the Nazis) to avoid a repeat.

    As bad as that sounds, I think it understates the impact. Those losses were concentrated in men of an age to be soldiers. This page discusses French (also German somewhat) demographics and WWI: http://www.cheminsdememoire.gouv.fr/en/1914-demographically-weakened-france
    See the 1939 age pyramid for both France and Germany near the end. Notice the difference in men and women born from about 1875 to 1895. And presumably the men killed tended to be those who were bravest and had the most initiative. Also notice the relative lack of children under 15 in pre-WWI France shown in an earlier table and the depressed birth rate during the war.

    P.S. I did not realize that WWI losses were so much worse in Serbia and the the Ottoman Empire: http://brilliantmaps.com/ww1-casualties/

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    • Replies: @Bill B.

    As bad as that sounds, I think it understates the impact.
     
    Agreed.

    I think the "loss" map is unreliable. If the Ottoman empire lost so many it was because of Turkish genocidal attacks on their own Armenians, Greeks and Christians. They entered no European charnel house.

    But Serbia could be right.

    PS I am reading Joseph Roth's The Radetzky March, set in the Austro-Hungarian empire on the eve of WW1. I can't recommend it enough. A lost era.
    Roth was a smart guy: immediately knew that the gates of hell were opening when Hitler got into power unlike most observers who hoped for the best. Drank himself to death.
  123. @Anonymous
    In spite of her strong feelings about non-traditional sexuality and open-mindedness (because SCIENCE), Ms. Bloom herself ended up in a monogamous heterosexual marriage with one of her own tribe. Isn't that the craziest thing?

    A line in the song refers to "bagels and lox". They're just rubbing our faces in it now.

    She’s actually quite self-deprecating in her show, e.g., in the “JAP rap battle” below.
    https://youtu.be/QcVwnSSrgxg?t=1m58s

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  124. According to Thilo Sarrazin, Italy has taken massive loans from French banks. The loans are bad, so French banks need the EU (German) financial backstop.

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    • Replies: @Opinionator
    I hardly think that is driving most people's voting preference.
  125. @LondonBob
    Macron is the socialist candidate, just changed the brand name.

    Orban stopped being a puppet a long time ago. That scholarship was the best thing Soros funded.

    Obviously orders have gone out to use the word outsider. Like dark for Trump's acceptance speech.

    Macron is the socialist candidate, just changed the brand name.

    I still can’t quite get used to the fact that the socialist parties are now the parties of the filthy rich capitalists and bankers and that they’re the parties that want the working class to just die.

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    • Replies: @guest
    Think of it this way, if it helps: Wall Street funded the Bolsheviks, and their regime killed an awful lot of workers, didn't it?

    I, for one, have never understood how most people treat Big Business and socialism as if they're somehow separate, let alone at daggers drawn.
  126. @Lot
    I loved Mr. Wizard as a kid. I got up early to watch him when he aired at 6am on Nickelodeon.

    The contrast between the warm and soft spoken Herbert and the grating, forced-quirky Nye is a depressing example of mainstream cultural decline.

    Plus Nye is a surly drunk.

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  127. Anonymous says:     Show CommentNext New Comment

    Macron is a neo-liberal, economically right-wing Thatcherite who has pledged to slash French public spending, butcher the French welfare state and dismantle French labor protection.

    Strange to see that Britain’s far left Guardian newspaper is singing his praises and endorsing him.

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    • Replies: @Opinionator

    Strange to see that Britain’s far left Guardian newspaper is singing his praises and endorsing him.

     

    It's immigration über alles. The scramble is on for the territory of Europe and everyone, on some level, knows it.
    , @dfordoom

    Macron is a neo-liberal, economically right-wing Thatcherite who has pledged to slash French public spending, butcher the French welfare state and dismantle French labor protection.

    Strange to see that Britain’s far left Guardian newspaper is singing his praises and endorsing him.
     
    The Guardian is now very much a part of the Establishment, and is therefore fully onboard with the goals of globalist capitalism. They're part of the Fake Left.
  128. @dfordoom

    She actually isn’t right wing on many issues such as social welfare
     
    Le Pen isn't really right-wing on any issues at all apart from immigration (and I've never been able to figure out how opposing mass immigration makes you right-wing). On economic issues she seems to be moderate centre-left. On social issues she's hard left.

    But if you oppose immigration and the EU then you must be evil, and if you're evil you must be right-wing.

    Where is she on tax rates and the environment (including climate change)?

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  129. @Anonymous
    Macron is a neo-liberal, economically right-wing Thatcherite who has pledged to slash French public spending, butcher the French welfare state and dismantle French labor protection.

    Strange to see that Britain's far left Guardian newspaper is singing his praises and endorsing him.

    Strange to see that Britain’s far left Guardian newspaper is singing his praises and endorsing him.

    It’s immigration über alles. The scramble is on for the territory of Europe and everyone, on some level, knows it.

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  130. @Sean
    According to Thilo Sarrazin, Italy has taken massive loans from French banks. The loans are bad, so French banks need the EU (German) financial backstop.

    I hardly think that is driving most people’s voting preference.

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    • Replies: @Sean
    No, but the media are driving most people's voting preferences, and who do you think is behind them?

    In Paris, equities have hit a nine-year high, with the benchmark CAC-40 up by more than 4pc in the first couple of hours trading. The euro was up sharply against the dollar. French bonds raced higher. And the Vix, the so-called “fear index” that measures the volatility in trading, fell by a massive 22pc this morning as anxiety evaporated in an instant.

    The reason? The markets were celebrating the likely victory of Emmanuel Macron in the final round of France’s presidential election on May 7. ... the strong showing of the youthful, pro-business and pro-euro candidate was just what investors had hoped for.
     

    Macron has come from nowhere, because his priority is the continuation of the EU corporate welfare tit for French banks that no one would give a penny for without the EU's (Germany's) guarantee in the last resort.
  131. The Spectator on “Outsider” Macron:

    “Macron has not just divided the Socialists, he has replaced them. So how has this apparently isolated and underfunded individual managed all this in such a short time? It is clear that Macron has powerful supporters behind the scenes, and a clue may lie in the little-discussed fact that some years ago he was identified as a member of ‘les Gracques’ — a discreet centre-left pressure group loosely staffed by influential chief executives and civil service mandarins. They are pro-market socialists who long ago gave up on the Socialist party. Many are fellow ‘énarques’ (graduates of ENA) and every step of Macron’s career could have been directed by them. Spotted as a brilliant and charming student, Macron could first have been launched into the prestigious state Finance Inspectorate, then switched into Rothschild to gain business experience (and wealthy support) and then placed like a time bomb in Hollande’s outer office, where he ticked away until he could be moved into the heart of the Valls government.

    Last August he finally exploded into action at the perfect moment to cause maximum damage to Hollande, Valls and the entire Socialist presidential election campaign. Macron’s rise bears all the hallmarks of a classic ENA undercover operation, a fundamental part of the énarques’ stock-in-trade and one in which the country’s leading bureaucrats are cynically trained.”

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    • Replies: @Bill B.
    I agree with your analysis.

    I do worry however that the secret Jewish banking cartel that controls the world is slipping. Surely that could have come up with a slightly less weird proxy?

    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-4438296/At-age-17-Emmanuel-told-d-marry-me.html
  132. @dfordoom

    She actually isn’t right wing on many issues such as social welfare
     
    Le Pen isn't really right-wing on any issues at all apart from immigration (and I've never been able to figure out how opposing mass immigration makes you right-wing). On economic issues she seems to be moderate centre-left. On social issues she's hard left.

    But if you oppose immigration and the EU then you must be evil, and if you're evil you must be right-wing.

    On economic issues she seems to be moderate centre-left. On social issues she’s hard left.

    Which social issues is she “hard left” on? Certainly I’ve seen the usual attempts to pander to the homosexual behaviour lobby and the usual moral compromises you’d expect from a remarried divorcee, but “hard left” seems a long way from the general consensus on Le Pen.

    See, for instance, the French political compass site linked by Anatoly Karlin yesterday (see the graph at the end of his piece):

    The French Elections 2017 (Round One)

    https://votecompass.france24.com/president/home

    That agrees with your assessment of Le Pen’s economic positions, putting her as slightly left of centre (but to the right of all the candidates bar Fillon), but has her as the most socially conservative of all the candidates, by some distance.

    Fwiw, I came out in the same grid square as Karlin when I took the site’s questionnaire myself (ie more socially conservative and economically right-wing than any of the candidates), which seems about right, especially as the graph is presumably zeroed to French norms on social liberalism/conservatism.

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    but has her as the most socially conservative of all the candidates, by some distance.
     
    If social conservatism matters then I agree there are no good choices among any of the candidates. France is so far down the slippery slope to degeneracy that it hardly matters any more. I'd be happy to describe her as slightly less hard left on social issues than the others.
  133. @Jack D
    Rachel Bloom is 30 . She looks older because she's fat.

    Dogs are not kosher to EAT. There is no prohibition on keeping them as pets. However, most Orthodox families are up to their ears in actual children and have no need of child substitutes so it's not common for them to have dogs.

    Thanks for the replies.
    But you didn’t answer the last part. It’s unconceivable to me, as a lapsed Catholic, that a hard-core and observant Catholic could make a living in entertainment basically producing moral rot and encouraging the audience to do away with decency and morals. Whether the audience is Catholic or not. Wrong is wrong, even for followers of other religions.
    Why don’t religious Jews have no such qualms? Is not shameful or sinful for a Jew to lead a virtuous life while encouraging others to lead a life of moral degeneration?

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    • Replies: @Jack D
    I think you are assuming facts not in evidence - that religious Jews have no qualms about encouraging moral degeneracy. The people who are doing this are usually not religious Jews in the 1st place, and an any case don't think of themselves as encouraging degeneration. Even Nazis thought that they were doing God's work. No one wakes up and says "today I will corrupt the morals of a good Christian child just for the fun of it."

    How do Catholic priests justify child molestation?
  134. @O'Really
    He was Protestant by upbringing, but more importantly, he was a leading existentialist at a time when that was hot. However, he was also a humanist, which came to be seen as uncool and ultimately put him at odds with post-structuralists such as Foucault and Derrida.

    Coincidentally, Derrida was Ricouer's assistant in the early 60's. So, outsider Macron shares a line item on his CV with Jacques Derrida.

    Macron is the perfect man for the job of deconstructing France.

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  135. @ThreeCranes
    "but I wholeheartedly approve of thugs being shot in the act of robbing people"

    I sometimes wonder why the Right doesn't create a "Bernard Goetz Marksmanship Award" to honor those who have or had the balls to stand up to dangerous, threatening thugs. Five shots, five hits; that's pretty good shooting when under stress.

    (Incidentally, Goetz had a Bachelors Degree in both Electrical and Nuclear Engineering)

    For sure, there needs to be pushback against the idealisation of helplessness in the face of crime and criminals.

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  136. The rise of Macron is so unpalatable that I just don’t want to think or read about it. Perhaps it’s something about that odious, ‘most promising 17 year old’ expression he constantly wears, like some little ‘class prefect’ who’s just been given a gold star by the headmaster for being ‘both brilliant and thoughtful to others’ . Perhaps it’s because he seems to be one of those cunning and smarmy individuals who in every context and at every stage of life will suck up to the right people and play ‘teacher’s pet’ to whichever bureaucratic charlatan can further his career. Perhaps it’s because his particular brand of globalist ‘centrism’ checks every single box (open borders, ‘free’ capital flows, ‘free’ trade) on the wish list of the hideous merito-parasites that occupy the toll booths of the world economy. Or perhaps it’s just that if Tony Blair and Marco Rubio had a monstrous love child, Macron would be it.

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  137. @dfordoom

    She actually isn’t right wing on many issues such as social welfare
     
    Le Pen isn't really right-wing on any issues at all apart from immigration (and I've never been able to figure out how opposing mass immigration makes you right-wing). On economic issues she seems to be moderate centre-left. On social issues she's hard left.

    But if you oppose immigration and the EU then you must be evil, and if you're evil you must be right-wing.

    I’ve never been able to figure out how opposing mass immigration makes you right-wing

    Because it’s a perfectly normal, rational, and sensible policy, hence right-wing fascism.

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  138. @(((King Curtis)))
    With regards to the lockstep newspaper headlines we see (certainly not limited to the French election), do you believe these narratives are actively coordinated. Or are they more just the result of journalists living in the same intellectual bubble?

    … and what about that elder parent-wife of his ? …

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  139. @Manfred Arcane
    Raymond Chandler also married a woman eighteen years his senior, although she had no kids.

    … a useful ethno note … they sound almost mohammadan …

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  140. @Herzog
    Having a wife that much older is creepy, there's no way around it. A wife six or even eight years the man's senior -- yes, while rare, genuine, non-perv love affairs of that nature may happen occasionally. Sustaining them presents an additional challenge: While man 22 / woman 30 is no big deal, keeping such a relationship going (even if it was originally built on genuine affection) when he is 48 and she is 56 is an altogether different matter.

    Why does Macron's choice of wife matter? Because such a massive peculiarity of character seldom comes completely isolated from the remainder of a guy's personality. So there is reason to suspect more hidden weirdness in Macron's makeup.

    And yes, Macron's pro-immigration stance is the issue the matters most in terms of the policies likely to be implemented. But why should that keep us from discussing that weirdo marriage of his, which, as explained, very likely is an indicator of more weirdness on his part?

    French “‘privacy”’ laws are so draconian that you may be sure that all of this bugger’s secrets and “foibles”’ are well known to the French press but are kept strictly under wraps …

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    • Replies: @Nico
    One of my close friends, who has already whispered to me some big secrets which later went public, assures me that Paris Match is sitting on gay pictures of Macron and rumor has it he's 100% passive. This would suggest it's not so much a matter of sexual orientation or a "beard" as it is a beta-sexual complex just liking to "coast" and let the other do all the work, whether that's the eronemos teacher coming (no pun intended) in from behind or the MILF teacher he married.
  141. @Lot
    I loved Mr. Wizard as a kid. I got up early to watch him when he aired at 6am on Nickelodeon.

    The contrast between the warm and soft spoken Herbert and the grating, forced-quirky Nye is a depressing example of mainstream cultural decline.

    That was exactly how I watched Mr Wizard as well. He did so many interesting experiments and taught me a lot. It’s a shame he was not more popular.

    Bill Nye has turned himself into a political ideologue for “sciency stuff.” That old forced quirkiness has now been replaced by extreme smugness and glowering condescension.

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    • Replies: @res
    Any thoughts on how well Mr. Wizard has stood the test of time? One way in which the present is superior to the past is we have so much ability to choose what we watch if we take the trouble (and spend the money).
    https://www.amazon.com/Wizards-World-Gift-Volumes-1-10/dp/B00CEI1GM2
  142. @(((King Curtis)))
    With regards to the lockstep newspaper headlines we see (certainly not limited to the French election), do you believe these narratives are actively coordinated. Or are they more just the result of journalists living in the same intellectual bubble?

    I don’t think the headlines are actively coordinated: reporters and editors mostly dwell in a monoculture of so-called ideas. The White House press for example are almost all cut from the same bolt, and they spend all day every day jammed together in the same circumscribed environment. Still, it’s a jarringly creepy phenomenon.

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    • Replies: @Opinionator
    Agree that a lot of it is passive spread. But the way the "dark" and "dystopian" memes to describe Trump's convention speech were picked up by everyone, based just on transcripts prior to the speech, sure was weird.
  143. @Herzog
    Having a wife that much older is creepy, there's no way around it. A wife six or even eight years the man's senior -- yes, while rare, genuine, non-perv love affairs of that nature may happen occasionally. Sustaining them presents an additional challenge: While man 22 / woman 30 is no big deal, keeping such a relationship going (even if it was originally built on genuine affection) when he is 48 and she is 56 is an altogether different matter.

    Why does Macron's choice of wife matter? Because such a massive peculiarity of character seldom comes completely isolated from the remainder of a guy's personality. So there is reason to suspect more hidden weirdness in Macron's makeup.

    And yes, Macron's pro-immigration stance is the issue the matters most in terms of the policies likely to be implemented. But why should that keep us from discussing that weirdo marriage of his, which, as explained, very likely is an indicator of more weirdness on his part?

    While man 22 / woman 30 is no big deal, keeping such a relationship going (even if it was originally built on genuine affection) when he is 48 and she is 56 is an altogether different matter.

    From a maturity perspective the 22yo guy dating the 30yo woman is a lot weirder than the 48yo man with the 56yo woman. From an aging perspective I’d imagine the 8 year difference when you’re older is probably harder. If the woman is great enough – intelligent, witty, stays in great shape, etc. – I’m sure it’s easy to deal with. There are a few women that age at my gym who have managed to stay in pretty damn good shape. But if she’s nothing special the average 48yo man does not want to be seen with a post-menopausal woman.

    When I was younger I occasionally had crushes on older women. I think a lot of guys do. I even had a fling with a woman who was 9 years older than me. It’s a fine memory. By the time I hit 30, though, any and all of those crushes went right out the window. Why? Because at that age an “older woman” is looking at serious reproductive fitness issues. Once you’ve had kids those issues may go out the window for some people, but even with kids I definitely find younger women far more attractive.

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  144. @Lot
    I loved Mr. Wizard as a kid. I got up early to watch him when he aired at 6am on Nickelodeon.

    The contrast between the warm and soft spoken Herbert and the grating, forced-quirky Nye is a depressing example of mainstream cultural decline.
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  145. @The Last Real Calvinist

    So Ricoeur was some kind of … uh … postmodernist Protestant philosopher?

     

    I read lots of Ricoeur in grad school. He was not really a full-fledged postmodernist, although he was sufficiently French and cool to be allowable as approved reading. His thing was hermeneutics, i.e. the act of interpretation. He believed a human self could engage in hermeneutical acts with symbols (i.e. language and texts) in ways that would indeed yield meaning. In the land of the pomo, Ricoeur was therefore pretty conservative. He's also not that hard to read when compared to many of his contemporaries.

    In Ricoeur’s favour is his open admission that he could not make head nor tail of that old fraud Lacan.

    There can be little doubt that the fear of not being at a sufficiently high intellectual level, of having missed something which ‘everyone important sees to feel is so crucial’ has played a very large role in Lacan’s success…
    Paul Ricoeur, for example, who had himself made a deep study of Freud, attended Lacan’s course during the 1960s and found himself unable to understand a word of it.

    http://www.richardwebster.net/thecultoflacan.html

    P.S. In the good old days women were thin, but smoked, and “fear of not being at a sufficiently high intellectual level” was enough to control the intellectuals yet idiots. But at least one had to go through the motions.

    Nowadays we are much more advanced: it is sufficient to be a victim and the women are obese.

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    • Replies: @The Last Real Calvinist
    I never had much reason to read Lacan. This omission from my graduate education sounded like a good deal back then, and sounds even better now. I recall the thousand-yard stares and incoherent mumbling some of my friends would fall into whenever they tried to relate the experience of 'reading' him.
    , @The True and Original David
    The name Lacan is too close to the word lacuna. I can't get interested in him for that reason alone. (From what you say, the coincidence does seem apt.)
  146. @Lot
    I hope people will think about the many good and honorable men who for various reasons have step or adoptive children before making insults like these.

    The left wants to portray nationalists are mean and cold hearted. Is it true?

    My father was a transsexual and I made up my mind to be celibate, but one thing led to another and I married a woman in her late thirties when I was in my forties. We had a couple of accidents, but neither pregnancy went to term. The doctor had told us the chances of our having kids was low.

    My wife has three daughters by a different marriage and has just become a grandmother. I played no part in the break-up of her first marriage.

    I never really bonded with the two older girls as they were too old when they came into my life. I did bond with the youngest and would give her a kidney if she needed one and by some miracle we were a match.

    I do not consider my case to be in any way similar to Macron’s.

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  147. @res

    The Great War killed about one in 25 of the French population and left a huge number horribly maimed. The impact was immense: Pétain was willing to sup with the devil (the Nazis) to avoid a repeat.
     
    As bad as that sounds, I think it understates the impact. Those losses were concentrated in men of an age to be soldiers. This page discusses French (also German somewhat) demographics and WWI: http://www.cheminsdememoire.gouv.fr/en/1914-demographically-weakened-france
    See the 1939 age pyramid for both France and Germany near the end. Notice the difference in men and women born from about 1875 to 1895. And presumably the men killed tended to be those who were bravest and had the most initiative. Also notice the relative lack of children under 15 in pre-WWI France shown in an earlier table and the depressed birth rate during the war.

    P.S. I did not realize that WWI losses were so much worse in Serbia and the the Ottoman Empire: http://brilliantmaps.com/ww1-casualties/

    As bad as that sounds, I think it understates the impact.

    Agreed.

    I think the “loss” map is unreliable. If the Ottoman empire lost so many it was because of Turkish genocidal attacks on their own Armenians, Greeks and Christians. They entered no European charnel house.

    But Serbia could be right.

    PS I am reading Joseph Roth’s The Radetzky March, set in the Austro-Hungarian empire on the eve of WW1. I can’t recommend it enough. A lost era.
    Roth was a smart guy: immediately knew that the gates of hell were opening when Hitler got into power unlike most observers who hoped for the best. Drank himself to death.

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    • Replies: @Mr. Anon

    PS I am reading Joseph Roth’s The Radetzky March,
     
    I'd never heard of that before (the novel, I mean, not the March). Thanks for the tip. I'll have to check that out.
    , @The Last Real Calvinist
    The Roth book you mention sounds right up my alley. The decaying Austro-Hungarian Empire fascinates me -- minus the drinking one's self to death part.

    I've just had a sample sent to my kindle. Thanks for the tip!

    , @res

    I think the “loss” map is unreliable. If the Ottoman empire lost so many it was because of Turkish genocidal attacks on their own Armenians, Greeks and Christians.
     
    Good point. Thanks. I'm aware of that genocide, but my brain had not gotten around to making the connection yet.

    Thanks also for the book recommendation. It's a good sign when I go to reserve a 20 year old book at the library and it is currently checked out.

    One thing that concerns me about today is that we have so much screaming about literally Hitler these days that when a real Hitler (or Stalin etc.)-type shows up he won't be recognized. Are there any good historical examples of crying wolf like this?
    , @PV van der Byl
    Agree completely with the excellence of Roth's Radetzky March.
    , @Jack D
    Roth is from Brody, Galicia, which was in my mother's neck of the woods, so I understand the milieu that he grew up in. Of course she and her family never got out of town (until WWII) and he went to the big city (first Lemberg, then Vienna) and made good (and then drank himself to death).

    Anyway, WWI was really the beginning of the end of Western civilization. Not only was the war itself a pointless horror, with millions of boys sent "over the top" to be machine gunned so that the trench lines could move 100 or 200 yards , but it led directly to the twin horrors of Hitler and Stalin.
  148. @unpc downunder
    The Spectator on "Outsider" Macron:

    "Macron has not just divided the Socialists, he has replaced them. So how has this apparently isolated and underfunded individual managed all this in such a short time? It is clear that Macron has powerful supporters behind the scenes, and a clue may lie in the little-discussed fact that some years ago he was identified as a member of ‘les Gracques’ — a discreet centre-left pressure group loosely staffed by influential chief executives and civil service mandarins. They are pro-market socialists who long ago gave up on the Socialist party. Many are fellow ‘énarques’ (graduates of ENA) and every step of Macron’s career could have been directed by them. Spotted as a brilliant and charming student, Macron could first have been launched into the prestigious state Finance Inspectorate, then switched into Rothschild to gain business experience (and wealthy support) and then placed like a time bomb in Hollande’s outer office, where he ticked away until he could be moved into the heart of the Valls government.

    Last August he finally exploded into action at the perfect moment to cause maximum damage to Hollande, Valls and the entire Socialist presidential election campaign. Macron’s rise bears all the hallmarks of a classic ENA undercover operation, a fundamental part of the énarques’ stock-in-trade and one in which the country’s leading bureaucrats are cynically trained."

    I agree with your analysis.

    I do worry however that the secret Jewish banking cartel that controls the world is slipping. Surely that could have come up with a slightly less weird proxy?

    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-4438296/At-age-17-Emmanuel-told-d-marry-me.html

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    • Replies: @Mr. Anon
    The pictures of him escorting around that shriveled old woman bring to mind scenes from "Harold and Maude". If his aged wife looked like Susan Sarandon (who is now 70, and still looks great) I could understand it.

    But do not be alarmed. Like any self-respecting french man-of-the-world, I hear that Macron also has a mistress.

    She's 82.
    , @Hibernian
    We're talking about France.
  149. @ThreeCranes
    "but I wholeheartedly approve of thugs being shot in the act of robbing people"

    I sometimes wonder why the Right doesn't create a "Bernard Goetz Marksmanship Award" to honor those who have or had the balls to stand up to dangerous, threatening thugs. Five shots, five hits; that's pretty good shooting when under stress.

    (Incidentally, Goetz had a Bachelors Degree in both Electrical and Nuclear Engineering)

    If one of those minor(ity) youfs stopped a bullet we would have some good entertainment,at least,listening to the heartbroken mom and various civil rites dudes wax eloquent about young Shitavious,his heart of gold,his sunny disposition and his love of learning.

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  150. @Bill B.

    As bad as that sounds, I think it understates the impact.
     
    Agreed.

    I think the "loss" map is unreliable. If the Ottoman empire lost so many it was because of Turkish genocidal attacks on their own Armenians, Greeks and Christians. They entered no European charnel house.

    But Serbia could be right.

    PS I am reading Joseph Roth's The Radetzky March, set in the Austro-Hungarian empire on the eve of WW1. I can't recommend it enough. A lost era.
    Roth was a smart guy: immediately knew that the gates of hell were opening when Hitler got into power unlike most observers who hoped for the best. Drank himself to death.

    PS I am reading Joseph Roth’s The Radetzky March,

    I’d never heard of that before (the novel, I mean, not the March). Thanks for the tip. I’ll have to check that out.

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  151. @Bill B.
    I agree with your analysis.

    I do worry however that the secret Jewish banking cartel that controls the world is slipping. Surely that could have come up with a slightly less weird proxy?

    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-4438296/At-age-17-Emmanuel-told-d-marry-me.html

    The pictures of him escorting around that shriveled old woman bring to mind scenes from “Harold and Maude”. If his aged wife looked like Susan Sarandon (who is now 70, and still looks great) I could understand it.

    But do not be alarmed. Like any self-respecting french man-of-the-world, I hear that Macron also has a mistress.

    She’s 82.

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    • Replies: @ben tillman
    Ha ha. And you're right -- Susan Sarandon has aged well.
  152. @dfordoom

    She actually isn’t right wing on many issues such as social welfare
     
    Le Pen isn't really right-wing on any issues at all apart from immigration (and I've never been able to figure out how opposing mass immigration makes you right-wing). On economic issues she seems to be moderate centre-left. On social issues she's hard left.

    But if you oppose immigration and the EU then you must be evil, and if you're evil you must be right-wing.

    Left and right are over. The political divide is nationalism vs. globalism. People upholding the old divide are globalists of some stamp or other. These superannuated thinkers lump nationalists in their “right-winger” category. If that seems like a category error in Le Pen’s case (and others), that’s because it is.

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    • Replies: @dfordoom

    Left and right are over. The political divide is nationalism vs. globalism.
     
    Kind of. But the one thing globalists definitely do not want us to notice is that we're in the middle of a class war. It's a brutal no-holds-barred class war of the rich against the middling and lower classes. But left and right aren't adequate descriptors any more. It's not the capitalists versus the workers, it's the capitalists and the senior bureaucrats and the academy and the media against everyone else. It's Big Business in bed with Big Government.

    Left and right were convenient terms in the 19th century. These days they tend to cause confusion. But the class war is as real as it's ever been.

    You can be an ardent nationalist and still rather like the idea of smashing the capitalist system.
  153. @Brabantian
    The Obama-like meteoric rise of Emmanuel Macron, was sponsored & cultivated by leading Jewish figure of the French 'Deep State', the George Soros confederate & Zionist Jacques Attali, who is said to be France's ongoing 'shadow Président' behind the scenes

    Jacques Attali "created the link between financial capital & the elite of the ruling Socialist Party ... He is exceptional in his ability to skillfully wrap predatory plans of bankers in beautiful leftist slogans."

    Macron was brought into Rothschild & Co Banque by his friend François Enron, close friend & partner of David de Rothschild, the Israel-boosting Jewish Rothschilds being the world's wealthiest family

    Maron’s political party 'En Marche' is financed by huge French bank BNP Paribas, long-time public vehicle of the Rothschilds

    Emmanuel Macron was one of 7 French attendees at Bilderberg 2014, where globalist oligarchs are said to sometimes make their decisions about how to control various countries

    "As minister of economy, Macron facilitated the sale of big French companies to American corporations," said French Republican party lawmaker Nicolas Dhuicq, adding, "There is a very wealthy gay [homosexual] lobby behind him." Macron is often said to be gay himself, with his age 64 wife (Macron is age 39) as a cover.

    Amongst the 'rich, gay lobby' backing Macron, is Pierre Bergé, business partner & long-time gay lover of openly homosexual famous designer (Mr) Yves Saint Laurent

    "The French branch of the Rothschild family, which controls assets in the tens of billions of euros, quite naturally seeks to have its man at the Élysée Palace"

    https://southfront.org/emmanuel-macron-rothschilds-choice-for-president-of-france/
    https://sputniknews.com/analysis/201702041050340451-macron-us-agent-dhuicq/
    http://aanirfan.blogspot.be/2017/04/emmanuel-macron.html

    by leading Jewish figure of the French ‘Deep State’, the George Soros confederate & Zionist Jacques Attali, who is said to be France’s ongoing ‘shadow Président’ behind the scenes

    Yeah, Red Shield and all that. Whatever.

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  154. @Bill B.

    As bad as that sounds, I think it understates the impact.
     
    Agreed.

    I think the "loss" map is unreliable. If the Ottoman empire lost so many it was because of Turkish genocidal attacks on their own Armenians, Greeks and Christians. They entered no European charnel house.

    But Serbia could be right.

    PS I am reading Joseph Roth's The Radetzky March, set in the Austro-Hungarian empire on the eve of WW1. I can't recommend it enough. A lost era.
    Roth was a smart guy: immediately knew that the gates of hell were opening when Hitler got into power unlike most observers who hoped for the best. Drank himself to death.

    The Roth book you mention sounds right up my alley. The decaying Austro-Hungarian Empire fascinates me — minus the drinking one’s self to death part.

    I’ve just had a sample sent to my kindle. Thanks for the tip!

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    • Replies: @res
    I assume you have already read the Otto Prohaska novels?
    http://www.mcbooks.com/bookstore/catalog.php?s_id=25

    P.S. I heard about them from Derb. He talks about them at http://www.unz.com/jderbyshire/february-diary-high-yellers-politics-smartphone-fatigue-irish-gangsters-etc/
  155. @Bill B.
    In Ricoeur's favour is his open admission that he could not make head nor tail of that old fraud Lacan.

    There can be little doubt that the fear of not being at a sufficiently high intellectual level, of having missed something which 'everyone important sees to feel is so crucial' has played a very large role in Lacan's success...
    Paul Ricoeur, for example, who had himself made a deep study of Freud, attended Lacan's course during the 1960s and found himself unable to understand a word of it.
     
    http://www.richardwebster.net/thecultoflacan.html

    P.S. In the good old days women were thin, but smoked, and "fear of not being at a sufficiently high intellectual level" was enough to control the intellectuals yet idiots. But at least one had to go through the motions.

    Nowadays we are much more advanced: it is sufficient to be a victim and the women are obese.

    I never had much reason to read Lacan. This omission from my graduate education sounded like a good deal back then, and sounds even better now. I recall the thousand-yard stares and incoherent mumbling some of my friends would fall into whenever they tried to relate the experience of ‘reading’ him.

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  156. @(((King Curtis)))
    With regards to the lockstep newspaper headlines we see (certainly not limited to the French election), do you believe these narratives are actively coordinated. Or are they more just the result of journalists living in the same intellectual bubble?

    With regard to the swarm of hornets killing the old man and the baby, do you think the hornets are doing it consciously, as a result of a deliberate resolution agreed to in a Pan-Hornet meeting, or just because they happen to be in a hive?

    Hive behavior is instinctual. Not everything has to be deliberated. This does not release the hive from being at fault.

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  157. @Randal

    And how about the way Le Pen is constantly called a “Nazi”: does that bother you? — do you find that “mean” or “cold hearted”?
     
    Of course not! People who get called "Nazi" (just the accusation is sufficient, after all there's no smoke without a fire) are unpersons, deserving of no political representation, employment or human society.

    The incessant use of “far right” and “Nazi” and “fascists” as insults is making them less effective.

    I read them so often, it seems that a majority of the population are tagged…

    …or perhaps the left is just growing desperate about the current revolt against them and can’t think of anything to do but call the upstarts names?

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    • Replies: @res

    The incessant use of “far right” and “Nazi” and “fascists” as insults is making them less effective.
     
    Are you finding this true in the mainstream? I think most of us here feel that way. Tagging Le Pen and Trump like that is a clear sign of ridiculousness given all of their leftish views.
    , @Lurker
    I think we've already passed the peak for that, certainly online.

    It just comes over as shrill and weak.

    It worked at one time because it had people backtracking and grovelling. But now the tide has turned.

    When you call someone and nazi and their reply is something like "Yes, but what's your point?" or "And?" Eventually even the dimmest leftie or cuck has to reconsider their strategy.

    , @Randal

    The incessant use of “far right” and “Nazi” and “fascists” as insults is making them less effective.
     
    I think so, but we're a long way from their being actually ineffective, at least in the mainstream discourse, where being tagged with one of these smear terms still justifies hostile action, ranging from mere verbal abuse to exclusion from political parties or from employment, to outright violence, and even imprisonment in some countries.
  158. @e
    The French, forever effete?

    The national hommage to the policeman killed in Paris last week is running non-stop on all channels since this morning.

    In his tribute, his partner repeats the new French official motto when a loved one is killed by muslims:

    “Vous n’aurez pas ma haine”.

    (you will not have my hate/I don’t hate you)

    This mantra refers to the title of a successful book written by a young journalist whose wife was killed in the Bataclan.

    Without hate, I feel so much better now; do you, too?

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    • Replies: @O'Really
    This is the most disturbing thing I've read in a long time.

    It's over.
    , @BB753
    A man without hate is a man without hope or balls. To hell with that zen stuff!
    , @Matra
    Without hate, I feel so much better now; do you, too?

    Le mépris est plus approprié. Displaying weakness invites more aggression. Using your weakness to virtue signal may impress a lot of bourgeois white people but both the Muslims and the ruling class that's pushing race replacement will see right through it.
  159. @Seminumerical
    How can I trust the press ever again? They do this over-and-over.

    I am sorry to see the national newspaper of my country in that list. I only stopped trusting The Globe and Mail about ten years ago.

    I stopped trusting The Economist in the late 80s but I have to read it for work. You could add it to that list, except "outsider" is in the body of the text rather than the headline. I feel like taking an extra dose of blood pressure medication after reading it. Sometimes I throw it to the floor in mid paragraph.

    My sympathies to anyone who has to read The Economist for work.

    I used to trust them, but dropped my subscription a while ago. These news site all sound the same, they’re just one more.

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  160. @Yak-15
    That was exactly how I watched Mr Wizard as well. He did so many interesting experiments and taught me a lot. It's a shame he was not more popular.

    Bill Nye has turned himself into a political ideologue for "sciency stuff." That old forced quirkiness has now been replaced by extreme smugness and glowering condescension.

    Any thoughts on how well Mr. Wizard has stood the test of time? One way in which the present is superior to the past is we have so much ability to choose what we watch if we take the trouble (and spend the money).
    https://www.amazon.com/Wizards-World-Gift-Volumes-1-10/dp/B00CEI1GM2

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    • Replies: @JohnnyGeo
    he's no Julius Sumner Miller:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KCcZyW-6-5o
    , @Yak-15
    It looks like he got some high Amazon marks. I think he was a great personality for science but I would argue most kids today would find his show a tad dull.
  161. @a reader
    The national hommage to the policeman killed in Paris last week is running non-stop on all channels since this morning.

    In his tribute, his partner repeats the new French official motto when a loved one is killed by muslims:

    "Vous n'aurez pas ma haine".

    (you will not have my hate/I don't hate you)

    This mantra refers to the title of a successful book written by a young journalist whose wife was killed in the Bataclan.

    Without hate, I feel so much better now; do you, too?

    This is the most disturbing thing I’ve read in a long time.

    It’s over.

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    I admit it's difficult to not share your pessimism.

    Today Le Monde devoted two articles to the event, one being the integral speech pronounced by his male partner.
    First time the spouse of a killed policeman is allowed to speak, by the way.

    I'll spare you the comments of readers, newsmen and journalists.

    For those who don't read French: so moving, so impressive, such dignity, such courage...were heard all day.

    I guess our German neighbors will be surprised to learn killers don't deserve hatred.

    Instead, tolerance, dialogue and moderation are the best weapons.

    Yes, his words.

    Does it remind you someone?

  162. Isn’t a Jew always an outsider, though?

    Always the plucky underdog who fights his way up from the streets against the oppressive forces of white bigotry and intolerance (and whose family owns a theater chain or a bank).

    Just like those plucky underdogs coming to Europe from the Middle East every day, n’est-ce pas?

    Yay for all the underdogs! Boo to the overdogs! Yes, the white kafir, zol er krenken.

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  163. @Bill B.

    As bad as that sounds, I think it understates the impact.
     
    Agreed.

    I think the "loss" map is unreliable. If the Ottoman empire lost so many it was because of Turkish genocidal attacks on their own Armenians, Greeks and Christians. They entered no European charnel house.

    But Serbia could be right.

    PS I am reading Joseph Roth's The Radetzky March, set in the Austro-Hungarian empire on the eve of WW1. I can't recommend it enough. A lost era.
    Roth was a smart guy: immediately knew that the gates of hell were opening when Hitler got into power unlike most observers who hoped for the best. Drank himself to death.

    I think the “loss” map is unreliable. If the Ottoman empire lost so many it was because of Turkish genocidal attacks on their own Armenians, Greeks and Christians.

    Good point. Thanks. I’m aware of that genocide, but my brain had not gotten around to making the connection yet.

    Thanks also for the book recommendation. It’s a good sign when I go to reserve a 20 year old book at the library and it is currently checked out.

    One thing that concerns me about today is that we have so much screaming about literally Hitler these days that when a real Hitler (or Stalin etc.)-type shows up he won’t be recognized. Are there any good historical examples of crying wolf like this?

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    • Replies: @Lurker
    Even Hitler wasn't really Hitler.

    Stalin otoh.
  164. @The Last Real Calvinist
    The Roth book you mention sounds right up my alley. The decaying Austro-Hungarian Empire fascinates me -- minus the drinking one's self to death part.

    I've just had a sample sent to my kindle. Thanks for the tip!

    I assume you have already read the Otto Prohaska novels?
    http://www.mcbooks.com/bookstore/catalog.php?s_id=25

    P.S. I heard about them from Derb. He talks about them at http://www.unz.com/jderbyshire/february-diary-high-yellers-politics-smartphone-fatigue-irish-gangsters-etc/

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    I have not, so many thanks for the recommendation. They look delightful.
  165. @Frau Katze
    The incessant use of "far right" and "Nazi" and "fascists" as insults is making them less effective.

    I read them so often, it seems that a majority of the population are tagged...

    ...or perhaps the left is just growing desperate about the current revolt against them and can't think of anything to do but call the upstarts names?

    The incessant use of “far right” and “Nazi” and “fascists” as insults is making them less effective.

    Are you finding this true in the mainstream? I think most of us here feel that way. Tagging Le Pen and Trump like that is a clear sign of ridiculousness given all of their leftish views.

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  166. @Anonymous Nephew
    Even the formerly loyal commentariat are becoming increasingly disillusioned with the Globalist Guardian. Top recommends on their Macron puff-pieces are all anti.

    And on tonight's UK news, Tony Blair's Prince of Darkness, Peter Mandelson*, endorses Macron.

    * the man who met with Nat Rothschild and George Osborne on Oleg Deripaska's yacht.

    http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/politics/the-corfu-controversy-how-the-world-really-works-973817.html

    (((Peter Mandelson)))

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  167. @res

    I think the “loss” map is unreliable. If the Ottoman empire lost so many it was because of Turkish genocidal attacks on their own Armenians, Greeks and Christians.
     
    Good point. Thanks. I'm aware of that genocide, but my brain had not gotten around to making the connection yet.

    Thanks also for the book recommendation. It's a good sign when I go to reserve a 20 year old book at the library and it is currently checked out.

    One thing that concerns me about today is that we have so much screaming about literally Hitler these days that when a real Hitler (or Stalin etc.)-type shows up he won't be recognized. Are there any good historical examples of crying wolf like this?

    Even Hitler wasn’t really Hitler.

    Stalin otoh.

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  168. @Frau Katze
    The incessant use of "far right" and "Nazi" and "fascists" as insults is making them less effective.

    I read them so often, it seems that a majority of the population are tagged...

    ...or perhaps the left is just growing desperate about the current revolt against them and can't think of anything to do but call the upstarts names?

    I think we’ve already passed the peak for that, certainly online.

    It just comes over as shrill and weak.

    It worked at one time because it had people backtracking and grovelling. But now the tide has turned.

    When you call someone and nazi and their reply is something like “Yes, but what’s your point?” or “And?” Eventually even the dimmest leftie or cuck has to reconsider their strategy.

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  169. @The Last Real Calvinist
    I never had much reason to read Lacan. This omission from my graduate education sounded like a good deal back then, and sounds even better now. I recall the thousand-yard stares and incoherent mumbling some of my friends would fall into whenever they tried to relate the experience of 'reading' him.

    Very much in Emperor’s new clothes territory.

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  170. @George Taylor
    But one has to admit, the French version of the USA's, Evan McMullin, is certainly doing much better than he did.

    McMullin was a rank-and-file government employee, not someone working at elite levels like Macron. McMullin has degrees from private research universities, which is very good, but not (in context) anywhere near as rarefied as ENA or Sciences Po. McMullin’s a bachelor Mormon, which is odd but not gross. McMullin’s not the screwball; his mother with her Meredith-Baxter complex is the screwball.

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  171. @donut
    Bill Nye is officially a buffoon .

    Bill Nye is offically a buffoon.

    I won’t listen to any science podcast where Bill Nye, PZ Meyers, or Neil deGrasse Tyson is a guest. And Tyson as a host interviewing astronomers makes me actually cringe.

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  172. @Brabantian
    The Obama-like meteoric rise of Emmanuel Macron, was sponsored & cultivated by leading Jewish figure of the French 'Deep State', the George Soros confederate & Zionist Jacques Attali, who is said to be France's ongoing 'shadow Président' behind the scenes

    Jacques Attali "created the link between financial capital & the elite of the ruling Socialist Party ... He is exceptional in his ability to skillfully wrap predatory plans of bankers in beautiful leftist slogans."

    Macron was brought into Rothschild & Co Banque by his friend François Enron, close friend & partner of David de Rothschild, the Israel-boosting Jewish Rothschilds being the world's wealthiest family

    Maron’s political party 'En Marche' is financed by huge French bank BNP Paribas, long-time public vehicle of the Rothschilds

    Emmanuel Macron was one of 7 French attendees at Bilderberg 2014, where globalist oligarchs are said to sometimes make their decisions about how to control various countries

    "As minister of economy, Macron facilitated the sale of big French companies to American corporations," said French Republican party lawmaker Nicolas Dhuicq, adding, "There is a very wealthy gay [homosexual] lobby behind him." Macron is often said to be gay himself, with his age 64 wife (Macron is age 39) as a cover.

    Amongst the 'rich, gay lobby' backing Macron, is Pierre Bergé, business partner & long-time gay lover of openly homosexual famous designer (Mr) Yves Saint Laurent

    "The French branch of the Rothschild family, which controls assets in the tens of billions of euros, quite naturally seeks to have its man at the Élysée Palace"

    https://southfront.org/emmanuel-macron-rothschilds-choice-for-president-of-france/
    https://sputniknews.com/analysis/201702041050340451-macron-us-agent-dhuicq/
    http://aanirfan.blogspot.be/2017/04/emmanuel-macron.html

    You are clearly propagating antisemitic canards.

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    Funnily enough, it was a gossip scoop in Le Canard Enchaîné that cost François Fillon his first place (to the benefit of Emmanuel Macron).
  173. Or it could simply be accurate because he’s a political outsider. He’s not a member of one of the French political parties and he hasn’t held elective office.

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    • Replies: @Nico
    Macron is no outsider. The fact of not having held elected office is a technicality: and the French political class lives in a giant recycling machine which actually seems to give truth to the bitter old Trotskyist dictum that "If voting could change anything they'd have outlawed it a long time ago." His mom-affiliation is also a technicality: he *was* a member of the Socialist Party for a number of years, and remained a socialist ally until quite recently. What *is* remarkable is that his campaign may have effectively rendered the venerably old SFIO obsolete at long last, its energies to be divided between the Front de Gauche and Macron's En Marche ! However, this was going to happen eventually: in the past decade the trade deficits and competitive pressures have finally weakened the iron-gripping French syndicalist structure on which the SFIO and its successor the Socialist Party were predicated; thus the party could not survive forever in its classical form.
  174. @res
    Any thoughts on how well Mr. Wizard has stood the test of time? One way in which the present is superior to the past is we have so much ability to choose what we watch if we take the trouble (and spend the money).
    https://www.amazon.com/Wizards-World-Gift-Volumes-1-10/dp/B00CEI1GM2

    he’s no Julius Sumner Miller:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KCcZyW-6-5o

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  175. @(((King Curtis)))
    With regards to the lockstep newspaper headlines we see (certainly not limited to the French election), do you believe these narratives are actively coordinated. Or are they more just the result of journalists living in the same intellectual bubble?

    Yes and yes. Next question.

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  176. @Frau Katze
    The incessant use of "far right" and "Nazi" and "fascists" as insults is making them less effective.

    I read them so often, it seems that a majority of the population are tagged...

    ...or perhaps the left is just growing desperate about the current revolt against them and can't think of anything to do but call the upstarts names?

    The incessant use of “far right” and “Nazi” and “fascists” as insults is making them less effective.

    I think so, but we’re a long way from their being actually ineffective, at least in the mainstream discourse, where being tagged with one of these smear terms still justifies hostile action, ranging from mere verbal abuse to exclusion from political parties or from employment, to outright violence, and even imprisonment in some countries.

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    • Replies: @Frau Katze
    Yes, I was being rather flippant.

    I've been retired for several years and the instinctive fear of being fired has receded.
  177. Macron is like some sci-fi shapeshifter, saying he’s not at all a socialist or insider.

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  178. @Bill B.
    In Ricoeur's favour is his open admission that he could not make head nor tail of that old fraud Lacan.

    There can be little doubt that the fear of not being at a sufficiently high intellectual level, of having missed something which 'everyone important sees to feel is so crucial' has played a very large role in Lacan's success...
    Paul Ricoeur, for example, who had himself made a deep study of Freud, attended Lacan's course during the 1960s and found himself unable to understand a word of it.
     
    http://www.richardwebster.net/thecultoflacan.html

    P.S. In the good old days women were thin, but smoked, and "fear of not being at a sufficiently high intellectual level" was enough to control the intellectuals yet idiots. But at least one had to go through the motions.

    Nowadays we are much more advanced: it is sufficient to be a victim and the women are obese.

    The name Lacan is too close to the word lacuna. I can’t get interested in him for that reason alone. (From what you say, the coincidence does seem apt.)

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  179. @Andy
    Outsider? It's hard to be more establishment than working for the Rothschilds.

    IIRC, the Rotshchild enterprises have assets which sum to about $17 bn, or a trifle north of those of the Bank of Hawaii.

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  180. @dfordoom

    Macron is the socialist candidate, just changed the brand name.
     
    I still can't quite get used to the fact that the socialist parties are now the parties of the filthy rich capitalists and bankers and that they're the parties that want the working class to just die.

    Think of it this way, if it helps: Wall Street funded the Bolsheviks, and their regime killed an awful lot of workers, didn’t it?

    I, for one, have never understood how most people treat Big Business and socialism as if they’re somehow separate, let alone at daggers drawn.

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    • Replies: @utu

    I, for one, have never understood how most people treat Big Business and socialism as if they’re somehow separate, let alone at daggers drawn.
     
    Similar apparent dichotomy exists between Islamic Terrorism and Israel, right? Bolsheviks did not create Big Business but there is plenty of evidence that Big Business created Bolsheviks. Similar causal link is between Islamic Terrorism and Israel.

    ISIS once ‘apologized’ to Israel for attacking IDF soldiers
    https://www.rt.com/news/386027-isis-apologized-israel-golan/
  181. @slumber_j
    I don't think the headlines are actively coordinated: reporters and editors mostly dwell in a monoculture of so-called ideas. The White House press for example are almost all cut from the same bolt, and they spend all day every day jammed together in the same circumscribed environment. Still, it's a jarringly creepy phenomenon.

    Agree that a lot of it is passive spread. But the way the “dark” and “dystopian” memes to describe Trump’s convention speech were picked up by everyone, based just on transcripts prior to the speech, sure was weird.

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  182. If you are interested, I wrote a detailed blog post in which I explain why Le Pen can’t possibly win the election, and why the comparisons with Brexit and Trump are extremely misleading.

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    • Replies: @Frau Katze
    I have my doubts too, although I'm not very familiar with the French political scene.

    One thing I can't fail to notice is that there is no equivalent of Nigel Farage in France. It seems that leaving the EU is not a big priority. I always thought Wilders and Le Pen were wrong to place so much emphasis on it.

    The UK entered the EU and its precursors late. They have always been somewhat different culturally by dint of being on an island.
    , @CrunchybutRealistCon
    Salut Philippe,
    Enjoyed reading your post. In a bigger context though, there are a couple of omissions of France's political culture that separate it from the US & UK.
    Indeed, France has far more in common with Belgium, Sweden, Germany & Canada than it will ever have with the US & UK.

    First off, the degree of Leftist and "anti-racist" cultural programming in France starting in the mid-60s was far more systemic than probably anywhere in the West. It would seem that Derrida, Foucault & the Frankfurt School fluorished, and its devotees were ascendant from '65 onwards. This has likely inculcated a level of guilt and self-loathing for France's history, culture & prosperity which is far worse than the US & UK.

    Secondly, the degree of censorship, social stigma and oppression in France is far worse than in most western countries. I suspect that Le Pen will not have much support on social media like Trump & Brexit had. Moreover, the social sanctions in cities against Le Pen supporters are likely very daunting. And the uniformity of Press/TV media attacks against Le Pen will be 2x what they were against Trump.

    Finally though, this election is close to being an "existential inflection point" in France's demography. The nuance of Euro vs Franc, tax rates, & trade policy seem awfully insignificant when you consider the Camp of the Saints migration that will accelerate going forward. There simply isn't going to be a France or a democracy worth discussing until your borders are controlled. Unless the French people summon the courage to vote for their own survival, they won't be worthy of being saved. It will be game over.

    Le Pen or Le Fin - C'est a vous a choisir
  183. Anon says:     Show CommentNext New Comment

    Geez, John, let’s not do too much arguing from the specific to the general. One of the basic ideas of Evo Psych is the inherent fitness associated with having children and carrying your biological inheritance into the next generation. Macron has clearly rejected such fitness. By contrast, Marine Le Pen has three children.

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    • Replies: @Jack D
    There have to be limits to such an approach. Some good people are incapable of bearing/fathering children for medical reasons. On the other hand , there are lots of baby daddies in the ghetto who have babies all over the place and are not worth a damn as human beings.
    , @anonymous

    One of the basic ideas of Evo Psych
     
    The (hitherto unnoticed) true fount of morality, decorum, and right.
    , @guest
    I don't follow your argument. He rejects evolutionary fitness. (At least in his personal behavior.) So what?
  184. @guest
    Think of it this way, if it helps: Wall Street funded the Bolsheviks, and their regime killed an awful lot of workers, didn't it?

    I, for one, have never understood how most people treat Big Business and socialism as if they're somehow separate, let alone at daggers drawn.

    I, for one, have never understood how most people treat Big Business and socialism as if they’re somehow separate, let alone at daggers drawn.

    Similar apparent dichotomy exists between Islamic Terrorism and Israel, right? Bolsheviks did not create Big Business but there is plenty of evidence that Big Business created Bolsheviks. Similar causal link is between Islamic Terrorism and Israel.

    ISIS once ‘apologized’ to Israel for attacking IDF soldiers
    https://www.rt.com/news/386027-isis-apologized-israel-golan/

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    • Replies: @Art Deco
    There is no evidence that 'big business' created the Bolsheviks, except in the minds of the sort of marks who read Birch Society literature. Neither did Israel generate Islamic terrorism, which is a project of Iran.
  185. @res
    Any thoughts on how well Mr. Wizard has stood the test of time? One way in which the present is superior to the past is we have so much ability to choose what we watch if we take the trouble (and spend the money).
    https://www.amazon.com/Wizards-World-Gift-Volumes-1-10/dp/B00CEI1GM2

    It looks like he got some high Amazon marks. I think he was a great personality for science but I would argue most kids today would find his show a tad dull.

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  186. @O'Really
    This is the most disturbing thing I've read in a long time.

    It's over.

    I admit it’s difficult to not share your pessimism.

    Today Le Monde devoted two articles to the event, one being the integral speech pronounced by his male partner.
    First time the spouse of a killed policeman is allowed to speak, by the way.

    I’ll spare you the comments of readers, newsmen and journalists.

    For those who don’t read French: so moving, so impressive, such dignity, such courage…were heard all day.

    I guess our German neighbors will be surprised to learn killers don’t deserve hatred.

    Instead, tolerance, dialogue and moderation are the best weapons.

    Yes, his words.

    Does it remind you someone?

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  187. @Randal

    The incessant use of “far right” and “Nazi” and “fascists” as insults is making them less effective.
     
    I think so, but we're a long way from their being actually ineffective, at least in the mainstream discourse, where being tagged with one of these smear terms still justifies hostile action, ranging from mere verbal abuse to exclusion from political parties or from employment, to outright violence, and even imprisonment in some countries.

    Yes, I was being rather flippant.

    I’ve been retired for several years and the instinctive fear of being fired has receded.

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    • Replies: @Randal

    I’ve been retired for several years and the instinctive fear of being fired has receded.
     
    It's easy to underestimate the degree to which those still needing to protect their jobs must live in fear of exposure for speechcrime these days. We can only speculate on the degree to which it must warp our political spheres.

    On the other hand, you are fortunate to live (I assume) in the US, where the protection of the First Amendment still holds, at least for now. Over here in England, as in Europe, they are supplementing the risk of losing employment with the risk of the police knocking at your door, and retirement is no defence there.
  188. @Philippe Lemoine
    If you are interested, I wrote a detailed blog post in which I explain why Le Pen can't possibly win the election, and why the comparisons with Brexit and Trump are extremely misleading.

    I have my doubts too, although I’m not very familiar with the French political scene.

    One thing I can’t fail to notice is that there is no equivalent of Nigel Farage in France. It seems that leaving the EU is not a big priority. I always thought Wilders and Le Pen were wrong to place so much emphasis on it.

    The UK entered the EU and its precursors late. They have always been somewhat different culturally by dint of being on an island.

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    • Replies: @Philippe Lemoine
    The fact that Le Pen insists to leave the euro is actually one the things which hold her back electorally. It's just politically stupid because the vast majority of French people don't want that.
  189. @a reader
    You are clearly propagating antisemitic canards.

    Funnily enough, it was a gossip scoop in Le Canard Enchaîné that cost François Fillon his first place (to the benefit of Emmanuel Macron).

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  190. @BB753
    Thanks for the replies.
    But you didn't answer the last part. It's unconceivable to me, as a lapsed Catholic, that a hard-core and observant Catholic could make a living in entertainment basically producing moral rot and encouraging the audience to do away with decency and morals. Whether the audience is Catholic or not. Wrong is wrong, even for followers of other religions.
    Why don't religious Jews have no such qualms? Is not shameful or sinful for a Jew to lead a virtuous life while encouraging others to lead a life of moral degeneration?

    I think you are assuming facts not in evidence – that religious Jews have no qualms about encouraging moral degeneracy. The people who are doing this are usually not religious Jews in the 1st place, and an any case don’t think of themselves as encouraging degeneration. Even Nazis thought that they were doing God’s work. No one wakes up and says “today I will corrupt the morals of a good Christian child just for the fun of it.”

    How do Catholic priests justify child molestation?

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    • Replies: @BB753
    In Blooms case, she's an observant Jew. So is Sacha Cohen and so many others who make a living peddling filth and heaping manure upon the culture and morals of the majority population.
    Is it decreed somewhere in the Torah or Talmud : "Thou shalt spread corruption and moral confusion upon the gentiles to honor the covenant between Jews and Yahweh"? Just curious here.
    , @Anonymous

    How do Catholic priests justify child molestation?
     
    Same as these guys maybe.
    , @dfordoom

    No one wakes up and says “today I will corrupt the morals of a good Christian child just for the fun of it.”
     
    I suspect that a great many feminist and LGBTQWERTY activists really do think exactly like that. You're grossly underestimating the power and the depth of the hatred that animates so many people in western society today. There are people who seriously want to destroy not just our society but everyone in it.

    I'm not making any comment on the Jewish angle although I suspect you're right that very few religious Jews would be involved in such activities. I'm sure there are plenty of secular Jews actively and deliberately and consciously pushing degeneracy, but there are a great many secular non-Jews doing the same thing. The problem in this case is militant hate-fueled secularism, not Jews.
  191. @a reader
    The national hommage to the policeman killed in Paris last week is running non-stop on all channels since this morning.

    In his tribute, his partner repeats the new French official motto when a loved one is killed by muslims:

    "Vous n'aurez pas ma haine".

    (you will not have my hate/I don't hate you)

    This mantra refers to the title of a successful book written by a young journalist whose wife was killed in the Bataclan.

    Without hate, I feel so much better now; do you, too?

    A man without hate is a man without hope or balls. To hell with that zen stuff!

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  192. @Anon
    Geez, John, let's not do too much arguing from the specific to the general. One of the basic ideas of Evo Psych is the inherent fitness associated with having children and carrying your biological inheritance into the next generation. Macron has clearly rejected such fitness. By contrast, Marine Le Pen has three children.

    There have to be limits to such an approach. Some good people are incapable of bearing/fathering children for medical reasons. On the other hand , there are lots of baby daddies in the ghetto who have babies all over the place and are not worth a damn as human beings.

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  193. @biz
    Or it could simply be accurate because he's a political outsider. He's not a member of one of the French political parties and he hasn't held elective office.

    Macron is no outsider. The fact of not having held elected office is a technicality: and the French political class lives in a giant recycling machine which actually seems to give truth to the bitter old Trotskyist dictum that “If voting could change anything they’d have outlawed it a long time ago.” His mom-affiliation is also a technicality: he *was* a member of the Socialist Party for a number of years, and remained a socialist ally until quite recently. What *is* remarkable is that his campaign may have effectively rendered the venerably old SFIO obsolete at long last, its energies to be divided between the Front de Gauche and Macron’s En Marche ! However, this was going to happen eventually: in the past decade the trade deficits and competitive pressures have finally weakened the iron-gripping French syndicalist structure on which the SFIO and its successor the Socialist Party were predicated; thus the party could not survive forever in its classical form.

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  194. @Jack D
    I think you are assuming facts not in evidence - that religious Jews have no qualms about encouraging moral degeneracy. The people who are doing this are usually not religious Jews in the 1st place, and an any case don't think of themselves as encouraging degeneration. Even Nazis thought that they were doing God's work. No one wakes up and says "today I will corrupt the morals of a good Christian child just for the fun of it."

    How do Catholic priests justify child molestation?

    In Blooms case, she’s an observant Jew. So is Sacha Cohen and so many others who make a living peddling filth and heaping manure upon the culture and morals of the majority population.
    Is it decreed somewhere in the Torah or Talmud : “Thou shalt spread corruption and moral confusion upon the gentiles to honor the covenant between Jews and Yahweh”? Just curious here.

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    • Replies: @Anon
    Brother Nathaneal asked his rabbi a similar question about filth in culture, response: 'it's for the goy'.
    , @Anonymous

    Is it decreed somewhere in the Torah or Talmud : “Thou shalt spread corruption and moral confusion upon the gentiles to honor the covenant between Jews and Yahweh”? Just curious here.
     
    The Torah is simply the first five books of the bible you already have on your bookshelf, if you cared to peruse it. But the answer is no.

    The Talmud is a huge and recursive compendium of the people referred to in what Christians call the New Testament as "Pharisees and Saducees", from before the time of the NT to roughly the Dark Ages, I think. (Someone help us out here.) A full set takes up a good bookshelf. Answer is, maybe, depending on how you look it at. Should <b you ask a rabbi the answer is no, of course not. For values of "you" in the set "goyim", of course, and those Jews that might "not understand" or blab. Should you decide to read it for yourself you have a lifetime of work ahead of you.
    , @Jack D
    Not sure what you mean by "observant". There are many pictures of her wearing low cut revealing dresses, which no Orthodox Jewish woman would wear.

    You didn't answer my question about Catholic priest/child molesters. Does Jesus tell them to do this?
  195. @John Derbyshire
    Hey, hey: Dr. Johnson, one of the wisest men that ever lived, married a widow 20 years his senior, with three kids.

    Dr. Johnson, confirmed beta.

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    • Replies: @Dumbo
    Even more idiotic than the HBDer's reduction of everything to IQ, is the "red-pillers" reduction of everyone to "alpha", "beta", etc.
  196. @Lot
    France's old and famous university, the Sorbonne, was merged into the gigantic open-admissions University of Paris system. It still has some elite graduate programs, but it can't compete overall with Oxford if it has to admit just anybody for undergrad study like a community college.

    The Sorbonne, then called the University of Paris, was closed during the French Revolution and opened later under a much-different schema. The current institution has no organic lineage whatsoever back to the venerable medieval university and is attractive only to international students who recognize its name from history textbooks and are unaware of the disconnect.

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  197. @fitzGetty
    French "'privacy''' laws are so draconian that you may be sure that all of this bugger's secrets and "foibles''' are well known to the French press but are kept strictly under wraps ...

    One of my close friends, who has already whispered to me some big secrets which later went public, assures me that Paris Match is sitting on gay pictures of Macron and rumor has it he’s 100% passive. This would suggest it’s not so much a matter of sexual orientation or a “beard” as it is a beta-sexual complex just liking to “coast” and let the other do all the work, whether that’s the eronemos teacher coming (no pun intended) in from behind or the MILF teacher he married.

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    • Replies: @Clyde

    .....assures me that Paris Match is sitting on gay pictures of Macron and rumor has it he’s 100% passive.
     
    Interesting info, not that I am surprised. Look how gay friendly Hussein Ubama turned out to be. Gay is in these days and lovin' it! France can get it's very own gay-Ubama type of Prersident.
  198. @Herzog
    Having a wife that much older is creepy, there's no way around it. A wife six or even eight years the man's senior -- yes, while rare, genuine, non-perv love affairs of that nature may happen occasionally. Sustaining them presents an additional challenge: While man 22 / woman 30 is no big deal, keeping such a relationship going (even if it was originally built on genuine affection) when he is 48 and she is 56 is an altogether different matter.

    Why does Macron's choice of wife matter? Because such a massive peculiarity of character seldom comes completely isolated from the remainder of a guy's personality. So there is reason to suspect more hidden weirdness in Macron's makeup.

    And yes, Macron's pro-immigration stance is the issue the matters most in terms of the policies likely to be implemented. But why should that keep us from discussing that weirdo marriage of his, which, as explained, very likely is an indicator of more weirdness on his part?

    And yes, Macron’s pro-immigration stance is the issue the matters most in terms of the policies likely to be implemented. But why should that keep us from discussing that weirdo marriage of his, which, as explained, very likely is an indicator of more weirdness on his part?

    Actually, I would suggest that the beta-cuckoo complex of a man who cares so little about posterity that he would so deliberately foresake any possibility of having children, from such a young age and so clearly without any post facto regret, is *directly related* to the unprecedented – even by Eurocrat standards – enthusiasm with which he hails the oncoming inundation of his country beneath a thick pile of Africans and Arabs.

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    • Replies: @Opinionator
    Interesting patterns developing. Merkel has no biological children either.
    , @Buffalo Joe
    Nico, When you really think about it, Macron was really too young to be a father when he married, physically yes, but attracted to a woman old enough to be his mother, so emotionally no. And, she at nearly 40, and with three children, probably didn't want to be a mother again. The whole thing is so strange.
  199. anonymous says:     Show CommentNext New Comment
    @Anon
    Geez, John, let's not do too much arguing from the specific to the general. One of the basic ideas of Evo Psych is the inherent fitness associated with having children and carrying your biological inheritance into the next generation. Macron has clearly rejected such fitness. By contrast, Marine Le Pen has three children.

    One of the basic ideas of Evo Psych

    The (hitherto unnoticed) true fount of morality, decorum, and right.

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  200. Anonymous says:     Show CommentNext New Comment
    @Jack D
    I think you are assuming facts not in evidence - that religious Jews have no qualms about encouraging moral degeneracy. The people who are doing this are usually not religious Jews in the 1st place, and an any case don't think of themselves as encouraging degeneration. Even Nazis thought that they were doing God's work. No one wakes up and says "today I will corrupt the morals of a good Christian child just for the fun of it."

    How do Catholic priests justify child molestation?

    How do Catholic priests justify child molestation?

    Same as these guys maybe.

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  201. Anon says:     Show CommentNext New Comment
    @BB753
    In Blooms case, she's an observant Jew. So is Sacha Cohen and so many others who make a living peddling filth and heaping manure upon the culture and morals of the majority population.
    Is it decreed somewhere in the Torah or Talmud : "Thou shalt spread corruption and moral confusion upon the gentiles to honor the covenant between Jews and Yahweh"? Just curious here.

    Brother Nathaneal asked his rabbi a similar question about filth in culture, response: ‘it’s for the goy’.

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  202. Anonymous says:     Show CommentNext New Comment
    @BB753
    In Blooms case, she's an observant Jew. So is Sacha Cohen and so many others who make a living peddling filth and heaping manure upon the culture and morals of the majority population.
    Is it decreed somewhere in the Torah or Talmud : "Thou shalt spread corruption and moral confusion upon the gentiles to honor the covenant between Jews and Yahweh"? Just curious here.

    Is it decreed somewhere in the Torah or Talmud : “Thou shalt spread corruption and moral confusion upon the gentiles to honor the covenant between Jews and Yahweh”? Just curious here.

    The Torah is simply the first five books of the bible you already have on your bookshelf, if you cared to peruse it. But the answer is no.

    The Talmud is a huge and recursive compendium of the people referred to in what Christians call the New Testament as “Pharisees and Saducees”, from before the time of the NT to roughly the Dark Ages, I think. (Someone help us out here.) A full set takes up a good bookshelf. Answer is, maybe, depending on how you look it at. Should <b you ask a rabbi the answer is no, of course not. For values of “you” in the set “goyim”, of course, and those Jews that might “not understand” or blab. Should you decide to read it for yourself you have a lifetime of work ahead of you.

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    • Replies: @BB753
    In that case, I'm sure some rabbi somewhere somehow in the Talmud decided that creating moral confusion and decadence among the gentiles is a prerogative for the Chosen. The more the Goyim decay, the more Jews stand out as chosen amongst other peoples.
    That's what I'd say, anyway if I were a rabbi for Hollywood big-shots. It's probably even in the Bible.
  203. Anonymous says:     Show CommentNext New Comment

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZdKPP9nrFAQ

    Stripped of the (F)art (Sm)ell stuff (Coast to Coast AM, founded by Art Bell, probably unknown to this English daughter of the not quite quintessential Buckeye) and a few F-bombs, Little Little Miss Muffett here has figured out a lot of things on her own. If the Heretical Two or some other UK realthinkers are reading this, give the kid a few pointers if you get the chance.

    She could be what scienos call a Big Win.

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  204. @Frau Katze
    I have my doubts too, although I'm not very familiar with the French political scene.

    One thing I can't fail to notice is that there is no equivalent of Nigel Farage in France. It seems that leaving the EU is not a big priority. I always thought Wilders and Le Pen were wrong to place so much emphasis on it.

    The UK entered the EU and its precursors late. They have always been somewhat different culturally by dint of being on an island.

    The fact that Le Pen insists to leave the euro is actually one the things which hold her back electorally. It’s just politically stupid because the vast majority of French people don’t want that.

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    • Replies: @Bill B.

    The fact that Le Pen insists to leave the euro is actually one the things which hold her back electorally. It’s just politically stupid because the vast majority of French people don’t want that.


     

    I am not saying you are wrong on Le Pen's tactics but don't polls show that the EU is even more unpopular in France than it is in the UK?

    And didn't the French handily vote against the European constitution in 2005 and almost reject the Maastricht treaty in 1992? (Only to be ignored by TPTB of course.)

    The maps of the EU referendum votes below mirror quite well the FN v Macron vote last weekend. Might not Le Pen, after Brexit especially, have expected growing momentum for a realignment with the EU?

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/French_European_Constitution_referendum,_2005#Consequences

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/French_Maastricht_Treaty_referendum,_1992

  205. Anonymous says:     Show CommentNext New Comment

    The Talmud in Computer Science:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o4-YnLpLgtk

    Anyone who has read the literature (“Lisp Lore” and the famous “chine nual” are readily available as legally released pdf’s) knows that the LispM and indeed Lisp itself are foundationally talmudic in terms of the recursion involved. It’s a comment that comes up over and over.

    One does not have to be a genius to write simple Lisp code : indeed, when AutoCAD used AutoLISP toolmakers and machinists and draftsmen did it routinely. It’s worth a shot. Conrad Barski’s book is probably the best starter volume today.

    LispMs are rare collectibles today. But fear not:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=12USa3gU_oU

    You will need a LOT of ram and will have to find “these tasty binaries”, which are oh so technically pirate code, unless you want to pay David Schmidt $5K and then round up a working DEC Alpha box. But no one has ever been bothered for noncommercial playing around.

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  206. @Nico

    And yes, Macron’s pro-immigration stance is the issue the matters most in terms of the policies likely to be implemented. But why should that keep us from discussing that weirdo marriage of his, which, as explained, very likely is an indicator of more weirdness on his part?
     
    Actually, I would suggest that the beta-cuckoo complex of a man who cares so little about posterity that he would so deliberately foresake any possibility of having children, from such a young age and so clearly without any post facto regret, is *directly related* to the unprecedented - even by Eurocrat standards - enthusiasm with which he hails the oncoming inundation of his country beneath a thick pile of Africans and Arabs.

    Interesting patterns developing. Merkel has no biological children either.

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  207. @a reader
    The national hommage to the policeman killed in Paris last week is running non-stop on all channels since this morning.

    In his tribute, his partner repeats the new French official motto when a loved one is killed by muslims:

    "Vous n'aurez pas ma haine".

    (you will not have my hate/I don't hate you)

    This mantra refers to the title of a successful book written by a young journalist whose wife was killed in the Bataclan.

    Without hate, I feel so much better now; do you, too?

    Without hate, I feel so much better now; do you, too?

    Le mépris est plus approprié. Displaying weakness invites more aggression. Using your weakness to virtue signal may impress a lot of bourgeois white people but both the Muslims and the ruling class that’s pushing race replacement will see right through it.

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    • Replies: @a reader
    I was being sarcastic.

    This guy deserves to be parachuted wearing his homo rainbow T-shirt in one of the countries he undoubtedly eschewed for his next holidays with his boyfriend.

    Beside being a gay rights activist, the dead guy also helped migrants, apparently on his own. (in english)

    Those who live for the immigrants, die by the immigrants, that's fine with me.
  208. @Frau Katze
    Yes, I was being rather flippant.

    I've been retired for several years and the instinctive fear of being fired has receded.

    I’ve been retired for several years and the instinctive fear of being fired has receded.

    It’s easy to underestimate the degree to which those still needing to protect their jobs must live in fear of exposure for speechcrime these days. We can only speculate on the degree to which it must warp our political spheres.

    On the other hand, you are fortunate to live (I assume) in the US, where the protection of the First Amendment still holds, at least for now. Over here in England, as in Europe, they are supplementing the risk of losing employment with the risk of the police knocking at your door, and retirement is no defence there.

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    • Replies: @Frau Katze
    Actually, I'm in Canada. We're not so good on free speech.

    The leftists like it. "Free speech? That's an American thing!" one leftist told me, scornfully.

    Even in the US you can lose your job, but at least you won't end up in jail.

    It's the bane of American leftists, who would like nothing better than to expand college speech codes to the country at large.
  209. @Anon
    Geez, John, let's not do too much arguing from the specific to the general. One of the basic ideas of Evo Psych is the inherent fitness associated with having children and carrying your biological inheritance into the next generation. Macron has clearly rejected such fitness. By contrast, Marine Le Pen has three children.

    I don’t follow your argument. He rejects evolutionary fitness. (At least in his personal behavior.) So what?

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  210. @Matra
    Without hate, I feel so much better now; do you, too?

    Le mépris est plus approprié. Displaying weakness invites more aggression. Using your weakness to virtue signal may impress a lot of bourgeois white people but both the Muslims and the ruling class that's pushing race replacement will see right through it.

    I was being sarcastic.

    This guy deserves to be parachuted wearing his homo rainbow T-shirt in one of the countries he undoubtedly eschewed for his next holidays with his boyfriend.

    Beside being a gay rights activist, the dead guy also helped migrants, apparently on his own. (in english)

    Those who live for the immigrants, die by the immigrants, that’s fine with me.

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    • Replies: @Matra
    I was being sarcastic.

    I know.

    Beside being a gay rights activist, the dead guy also helped migrants, apparently on his own. (in english)

    Those who live for the immigrants, die by the immigrants, that’s fine with me.

    Yes, better he was an enemy than a patriotic French policeman.

    He seems to be getting more attention in English media than any of the 130 killed November 2015 or 86 in Nice last July. That might be because it's easier to focus in on the life of one fatality but the MSM identifying more with him might also play a part.

  211. @thisisaknife
    Dr. Johnson, confirmed beta.

    Even more idiotic than the HBDer’s reduction of everything to IQ, is the “red-pillers” reduction of everyone to “alpha”, “beta”, etc.

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  212. @Opinionator
    I hardly think that is driving most people's voting preference.

    No, but the media are driving most people’s voting preferences, and who do you think is behind them?

    In Paris, equities have hit a nine-year high, with the benchmark CAC-40 up by more than 4pc in the first couple of hours trading. The euro was up sharply against the dollar. French bonds raced higher. And the Vix, the so-called “fear index” that measures the volatility in trading, fell by a massive 22pc this morning as anxiety evaporated in an instant.

    The reason? The markets were celebrating the likely victory of Emmanuel Macron in the final round of France’s presidential election on May 7. … the strong showing of the youthful, pro-business and pro-euro candidate was just what investors had hoped for.

    Macron has come from nowhere, because his priority is the continuation of the EU corporate welfare tit for French banks that no one would give a penny for without the EU’s (Germany’s) guarantee in the last resort.

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  213. @res
    I assume you have already read the Otto Prohaska novels?
    http://www.mcbooks.com/bookstore/catalog.php?s_id=25

    P.S. I heard about them from Derb. He talks about them at http://www.unz.com/jderbyshire/february-diary-high-yellers-politics-smartphone-fatigue-irish-gangsters-etc/

    I have not, so many thanks for the recommendation. They look delightful.

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  214. Macron the outsider, eh?

    https://imgflip.com/i/1nw54a
    https://imgflip.com/i/1nw5cx
    https://imgflip.com/i/1nw5ov

    Standing on the beach
    With a gun in my hand
    Staring at the sea
    Staring at the sand
    Staring down the barrel
    At the arab on the ground
    I can see his open mouth
    But I hear no sound

    I’m alive
    I’m dead
    I’m the stranger
    Killing an arab

    I can turn
    And walk away
    Or I can fire the gun
    Staring at the sky
    Staring at the sun
    Whichever I chose
    It amounts to the same
    Absolutely nothing

    Soundtrack: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SdbLqOXmJ04

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  215. @Bill B.

    As bad as that sounds, I think it understates the impact.
     
    Agreed.

    I think the "loss" map is unreliable. If the Ottoman empire lost so many it was because of Turkish genocidal attacks on their own Armenians, Greeks and Christians. They entered no European charnel house.

    But Serbia could be right.

    PS I am reading Joseph Roth's The Radetzky March, set in the Austro-Hungarian empire on the eve of WW1. I can't recommend it enough. A lost era.
    Roth was a smart guy: immediately knew that the gates of hell were opening when Hitler got into power unlike most observers who hoped for the best. Drank himself to death.

    Agree completely with the excellence of Roth’s Radetzky March.

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  216. @BB753
    In Blooms case, she's an observant Jew. So is Sacha Cohen and so many others who make a living peddling filth and heaping manure upon the culture and morals of the majority population.
    Is it decreed somewhere in the Torah or Talmud : "Thou shalt spread corruption and moral confusion upon the gentiles to honor the covenant between Jews and Yahweh"? Just curious here.

    Not sure what you mean by “observant”. There are many pictures of her wearing low cut revealing dresses, which no Orthodox Jewish woman would wear.

    You didn’t answer my question about Catholic priest/child molesters. Does Jesus tell them to do this?

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    You didn’t answer my question about Catholic priest/child molesters. Does Jesus tell them to do this?
     
    If he didn't, it's because it's a stupid and offensive question.

    Anyway, I will, repeating someone's previous answer (#212):


    How do Catholic priests justify child molestation?
     

    Same as these guys maybe.
     
    , @BB753
    There are about as many pedophile priests as pedophile rabbis. You know, molesting children isn't encouraged in the Holy Catechism, much less allowed.
    The problem is Council Vatican II opened the gates to lefty and homosexual priests, and the Church hasn't recovered since. Do you remember Derbyshire's definition of the Anglican and Presbyterian Churches? He called it a gay dating service or something to that effect. Well, the Roman Catholic Church today is 50% Marxism and 50% sexual perversion.
  217. @Dumbo
    Even more idiotic than the HBDer's reduction of everything to IQ, is the "red-pillers" reduction of everyone to "alpha", "beta", etc.

    No kidding it’s too black and white.

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  218. @Bill B.

    As bad as that sounds, I think it understates the impact.
     
    Agreed.

    I think the "loss" map is unreliable. If the Ottoman empire lost so many it was because of Turkish genocidal attacks on their own Armenians, Greeks and Christians. They entered no European charnel house.

    But Serbia could be right.

    PS I am reading Joseph Roth's The Radetzky March, set in the Austro-Hungarian empire on the eve of WW1. I can't recommend it enough. A lost era.
    Roth was a smart guy: immediately knew that the gates of hell were opening when Hitler got into power unlike most observers who hoped for the best. Drank himself to death.

    Roth is from Brody, Galicia, which was in my mother’s neck of the woods, so I understand the milieu that he grew up in. Of course she and her family never got out of town (until WWII) and he went to the big city (first Lemberg, then Vienna) and made good (and then drank himself to death).

    Anyway, WWI was really the beginning of the end of Western civilization. Not only was the war itself a pointless horror, with millions of boys sent “over the top” to be machine gunned so that the trench lines could move 100 or 200 yards , but it led directly to the twin horrors of Hitler and Stalin.

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    • Replies: @Frau Katze
    I didn't follow the earlier part of your thread but I must reply to someone who sees WW I as the beginning of the end.

    I became fascinated by the topic of the cause of WW I. I read a lot of books on the subject (not just the cause, but the aftermath).

    The cause doesn't really matter now. But the outcome was a disaster, that's still unfolding.

    That's what I decided in the end. Even some people who lived through WW I thought of themselves as different. I think it was Barbara Tuchman (but I could be wrong) who gave an example of a Belgian man. He wrote a book and dedicated it to "The man I used to be."
    , @res
    It's amazing how much of modernity was created or prefigured by events from 1910-1920: WWI, permanent US income tax started, US Fed created, US women's suffrage, big move towards globalization interrupted by WWI.

    Any other candidates?

    Arguably mass production of the Model T. Started in 1908, but look when the numbers took off and it became affordable: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ford_Model_T#Price_and_production

    , @kaganovitch
    What is so unutterably sad, is that keen observers at the time understood that it was the beginning of the end , but could do nothing to reverse course. It was the British Foreign Secretary at the time, Sir Edward Grey who memorably said "The lamps are going out all over Europe, we shall not see them lit again in our lifetime". Not in our lifetime either, I'm afraid.
  219. @Randal

    I’ve been retired for several years and the instinctive fear of being fired has receded.
     
    It's easy to underestimate the degree to which those still needing to protect their jobs must live in fear of exposure for speechcrime these days. We can only speculate on the degree to which it must warp our political spheres.

    On the other hand, you are fortunate to live (I assume) in the US, where the protection of the First Amendment still holds, at least for now. Over here in England, as in Europe, they are supplementing the risk of losing employment with the risk of the police knocking at your door, and retirement is no defence there.

    Actually, I’m in Canada. We’re not so good on free speech.

    The leftists like it. “Free speech? That’s an American thing!” one leftist told me, scornfully.

    Even in the US you can lose your job, but at least you won’t end up in jail.

    It’s the bane of American leftists, who would like nothing better than to expand college speech codes to the country at large.

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    • Replies: @Buffalo Joe
    Frau, Actually, a member of the Human Rights Commission said that free speech was an American concept. What happened to you guys? Hell, we considered Canada to be just another state when I was young. So many Canadians working stateside and so many Yanks owning property in Canada, that Canadians didn't even miss. Electing the Man Child is probably the last nail in the coffin.
  220. @Jack D
    Roth is from Brody, Galicia, which was in my mother's neck of the woods, so I understand the milieu that he grew up in. Of course she and her family never got out of town (until WWII) and he went to the big city (first Lemberg, then Vienna) and made good (and then drank himself to death).

    Anyway, WWI was really the beginning of the end of Western civilization. Not only was the war itself a pointless horror, with millions of boys sent "over the top" to be machine gunned so that the trench lines could move 100 or 200 yards , but it led directly to the twin horrors of Hitler and Stalin.

    I didn’t follow the earlier part of your thread but I must reply to someone who sees WW I as the beginning of the end.

    I became fascinated by the topic of the cause of WW I. I read a lot of books on the subject (not just the cause, but the aftermath).

    The cause doesn’t really matter now. But the outcome was a disaster, that’s still unfolding.

    That’s what I decided in the end. Even some people who lived through WW I thought of themselves as different. I think it was Barbara Tuchman (but I could be wrong) who gave an example of a Belgian man. He wrote a book and dedicated it to “The man I used to be.”

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  221. @Nico
    One of my close friends, who has already whispered to me some big secrets which later went public, assures me that Paris Match is sitting on gay pictures of Macron and rumor has it he's 100% passive. This would suggest it's not so much a matter of sexual orientation or a "beard" as it is a beta-sexual complex just liking to "coast" and let the other do all the work, whether that's the eronemos teacher coming (no pun intended) in from behind or the MILF teacher he married.

    …..assures me that Paris Match is sitting on gay pictures of Macron and rumor has it he’s 100% passive.

    Interesting info, not that I am surprised. Look how gay friendly Hussein Ubama turned out to be. Gay is in these days and lovin’ it! France can get it’s very own gay-Ubama type of Prersident.

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    • Replies: @Nico
    Actually the parallels between Barack Obama and Emmanuel Macron are numerous. Both are relatively young, photogenic (for politicians), solidly upper-middle-brow-establishment bred and credentialed, targeted early on by the cadres of the center-left movements they meddled in from youth. (Obama of course was targeted for his race and Macron for his financial skills; Obama lacks any skills while Macron lacks an African complexion; this is the only consequential difference between them.)

    Both have been sold as relatively young, "fresh" faces promising "change" and revigoration to a "tired" society. Macron, as Obama, sees this "change" and "revigoration" as coming principally in the form of predatory international business interests occupying an even larger share of his country's economy and Third World immigrants squatting even more formerly French working- and middle-class districts.

    Both are in complete denial about the effects and dangers of Islamic communautarianism with respect to a formerly Christian host society. Both show a tendency to take the most apologetic, guilt-ridden historiography available with respect to their respective countries.

    I would like to see both of them tied to a pole with duct tape over their respective mouths. Permanently.
  222. @Jack D
    Roth is from Brody, Galicia, which was in my mother's neck of the woods, so I understand the milieu that he grew up in. Of course she and her family never got out of town (until WWII) and he went to the big city (first Lemberg, then Vienna) and made good (and then drank himself to death).

    Anyway, WWI was really the beginning of the end of Western civilization. Not only was the war itself a pointless horror, with millions of boys sent "over the top" to be machine gunned so that the trench lines could move 100 or 200 yards , but it led directly to the twin horrors of Hitler and Stalin.

    It’s amazing how much of modernity was created or prefigured by events from 1910-1920: WWI, permanent US income tax started, US Fed created, US women’s suffrage, big move towards globalization interrupted by WWI.

    Any other candidates?

    Arguably mass production of the Model T. Started in 1908, but look when the numbers took off and it became affordable: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ford_Model_T#Price_and_production

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  223. @Bill B.
    I agree with your analysis.

    I do worry however that the secret Jewish banking cartel that controls the world is slipping. Surely that could have come up with a slightly less weird proxy?

    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-4438296/At-age-17-Emmanuel-told-d-marry-me.html

    We’re talking about France.

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  224. @Anonymous
    Macron is a neo-liberal, economically right-wing Thatcherite who has pledged to slash French public spending, butcher the French welfare state and dismantle French labor protection.

    Strange to see that Britain's far left Guardian newspaper is singing his praises and endorsing him.

    Macron is a neo-liberal, economically right-wing Thatcherite who has pledged to slash French public spending, butcher the French welfare state and dismantle French labor protection.

    Strange to see that Britain’s far left Guardian newspaper is singing his praises and endorsing him.

    The Guardian is now very much a part of the Establishment, and is therefore fully onboard with the goals of globalist capitalism. They’re part of the Fake Left.

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  225. @Randal

    On economic issues she seems to be moderate centre-left. On social issues she’s hard left.
     
    Which social issues is she "hard left" on? Certainly I've seen the usual attempts to pander to the homosexual behaviour lobby and the usual moral compromises you'd expect from a remarried divorcee, but "hard left" seems a long way from the general consensus on Le Pen.

    See, for instance, the French political compass site linked by Anatoly Karlin yesterday (see the graph at the end of his piece):

    The French Elections 2017 (Round One)

    https://votecompass.france24.com/president/home

    That agrees with your assessment of Le Pen's economic positions, putting her as slightly left of centre (but to the right of all the candidates bar Fillon), but has her as the most socially conservative of all the candidates, by some distance.

    Fwiw, I came out in the same grid square as Karlin when I took the site's questionnaire myself (ie more socially conservative and economically right-wing than any of the candidates), which seems about right, especially as the graph is presumably zeroed to French norms on social liberalism/conservatism.

    but has her as the most socially conservative of all the candidates, by some distance.

    If social conservatism matters then I agree there are no good choices among any of the candidates. France is so far down the slippery slope to degeneracy that it hardly matters any more. I’d be happy to describe her as slightly less hard left on social issues than the others.

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  226. @Mr. Anon
    The pictures of him escorting around that shriveled old woman bring to mind scenes from "Harold and Maude". If his aged wife looked like Susan Sarandon (who is now 70, and still looks great) I could understand it.

    But do not be alarmed. Like any self-respecting french man-of-the-world, I hear that Macron also has a mistress.

    She's 82.

    Ha ha. And you’re right — Susan Sarandon has aged well.

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  227. @a reader
    I was being sarcastic.

    This guy deserves to be parachuted wearing his homo rainbow T-shirt in one of the countries he undoubtedly eschewed for his next holidays with his boyfriend.

    Beside being a gay rights activist, the dead guy also helped migrants, apparently on his own. (in english)

    Those who live for the immigrants, die by the immigrants, that's fine with me.

    I was being sarcastic.

    I know.

    Beside being a gay rights activist, the dead guy also helped migrants, apparently on his own. (in english)

    Those who live for the immigrants, die by the immigrants, that’s fine with me.

    Yes, better he was an enemy than a patriotic French policeman.

    He seems to be getting more attention in English media than any of the 130 killed November 2015 or 86 in Nice last July. That might be because it’s easier to focus in on the life of one fatality but the MSM identifying more with him might also play a part.

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  228. @utu

    I, for one, have never understood how most people treat Big Business and socialism as if they’re somehow separate, let alone at daggers drawn.
     
    Similar apparent dichotomy exists between Islamic Terrorism and Israel, right? Bolsheviks did not create Big Business but there is plenty of evidence that Big Business created Bolsheviks. Similar causal link is between Islamic Terrorism and Israel.

    ISIS once ‘apologized’ to Israel for attacking IDF soldiers
    https://www.rt.com/news/386027-isis-apologized-israel-golan/

    There is no evidence that ‘big business’ created the Bolsheviks, except in the minds of the sort of marks who read Birch Society literature. Neither did Israel generate Islamic terrorism, which is a project of Iran.

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    • Replies: @Mr. Anon
    "Neither did Israel generate Islamic terrorism, which is a project of Iran."

    All islamic terrorism is a project of Iran? That is utter BS. ISIS and Al Quaeda weren't generated by Iran.

    But then, to find you trafficking in ridiculous assertions is unsurprising.

  229. @The True and Original David
    Left and right are over. The political divide is nationalism vs. globalism. People upholding the old divide are globalists of some stamp or other. These superannuated thinkers lump nationalists in their "right-winger" category. If that seems like a category error in Le Pen's case (and others), that's because it is.

    Left and right are over. The political divide is nationalism vs. globalism.

    Kind of. But the one thing globalists definitely do not want us to notice is that we’re in the middle of a class war. It’s a brutal no-holds-barred class war of the rich against the middling and lower classes. But left and right aren’t adequate descriptors any more. It’s not the capitalists versus the workers, it’s the capitalists and the senior bureaucrats and the academy and the media against everyone else. It’s Big Business in bed with Big Government.

    Left and right were convenient terms in the 19th century. These days they tend to cause confusion. But the class war is as real as it’s ever been.

    You can be an ardent nationalist and still rather like the idea of smashing the capitalist system.

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    • Replies: @Bleuteaux
    The sooner people realize this, the better. The longer it takes, the more we descend into Mumbai.
  230. @Anonymous

    Is it decreed somewhere in the Torah or Talmud : “Thou shalt spread corruption and moral confusion upon the gentiles to honor the covenant between Jews and Yahweh”? Just curious here.
     
    The Torah is simply the first five books of the bible you already have on your bookshelf, if you cared to peruse it. But the answer is no.

    The Talmud is a huge and recursive compendium of the people referred to in what Christians call the New Testament as "Pharisees and Saducees", from before the time of the NT to roughly the Dark Ages, I think. (Someone help us out here.) A full set takes up a good bookshelf. Answer is, maybe, depending on how you look it at. Should <b you ask a rabbi the answer is no, of course not. For values of "you" in the set "goyim", of course, and those Jews that might "not understand" or blab. Should you decide to read it for yourself you have a lifetime of work ahead of you.

    In that case, I’m sure some rabbi somewhere somehow in the Talmud decided that creating moral confusion and decadence among the gentiles is a prerogative for the Chosen. The more the Goyim decay, the more Jews stand out as chosen amongst other peoples.
    That’s what I’d say, anyway if I were a rabbi for Hollywood big-shots. It’s probably even in the Bible.

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  231. @Nico

    And yes, Macron’s pro-immigration stance is the issue the matters most in terms of the policies likely to be implemented. But why should that keep us from discussing that weirdo marriage of his, which, as explained, very likely is an indicator of more weirdness on his part?
     
    Actually, I would suggest that the beta-cuckoo complex of a man who cares so little about posterity that he would so deliberately foresake any possibility of having children, from such a young age and so clearly without any post facto regret, is *directly related* to the unprecedented - even by Eurocrat standards - enthusiasm with which he hails the oncoming inundation of his country beneath a thick pile of Africans and Arabs.

    Nico, When you really think about it, Macron was really too young to be a father when he married, physically yes, but attracted to a woman old enough to be his mother, so emotionally no. And, she at nearly 40, and with three children, probably didn’t want to be a mother again. The whole thing is so strange.

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    • Replies: @BB753
    Actually, Macron's love story and marriage sound like a film by Truffaut. Very French.
    , @kaganovitch
    According to wiki, he only married in 2007, although they were a couple much earlier.
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    @Jack D
    Not sure what you mean by "observant". There are many pictures of her wearing low cut revealing dresses, which no Orthodox Jewish woman would wear.

    You didn't answer my question about Catholic priest/child molesters. Does Jesus tell them to do this?

    You didn’t answer my question about Catholic priest/child molesters. Does Jesus tell them to do this?

    If he didn’t, it’s because it’s a stupid and offensive question.

    Anyway, I will, repeating someone’s previous answer (#212):

    How do Catholic priests justify child molestation?

    Same as these guys maybe.

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    • Replies: @Jack D
    I agree and it was intentionally so, in order to match his own stupid and offensive question as to why Jews love to corrupt the morals of innocent Christians.
  233. @Jack D
    Not sure what you mean by "observant". There are many pictures of her wearing low cut revealing dresses, which no Orthodox Jewish woman would wear.

    You didn't answer my question about Catholic priest/child molesters. Does Jesus tell them to do this?

    There are about as many pedophile priests as pedophile rabbis. You know, molesting children isn’t encouraged in the Holy Catechism, much less allowed.
    The problem is Council Vatican II opened the gates to lefty and homosexual priests, and the Church hasn’t recovered since. Do you remember Derbyshire’s definition of the Anglican and Presbyterian Churches? He called it a gay dating service or something to that effect. Well, the Roman Catholic Church today is 50% Marxism and 50% sexual perversion.

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    • Replies: @Jack D
    There are about as many pedophile priests as pedophile rabbis.

    I really doubt this, first of all because there are a lot more priests than rabbis and 2nd because rabbis have wives and normal sex lives.

    You know, molesting children isn’t encouraged in the Holy Catechism, much less allowed.

    Neither is perverting the morals of Christians encouraged in the Talmud. I guess people do bad stuff in spite of and not because of what their religion teaches.
    , @Art Deco
    It wasn't detritus of the Council per se. The worst cohort was the 1970 ordination class, but the problem appeared decades earlier and grew increasingly severe for several decades. It appears to have largely evaporated among cohorts ordained after 1985 or thereabouts. One thing that is manifest from the Vatican II era is that the character of the molestation grew increasingly homosexual. For events ca. 1955, the ratio of male to female complainants was 1.8 to 1 For those ca. 1985, it was 6 to 1.

    There was a breakdown in authority in dioceses and religious orders which permitted this sort of activity, especially during the period running from about 1970 to 1990. The thing is, it was fairly subterranean and prior to about 1983 only a small share of cases were ever reported to chanceries and religious superiors. There were about a half-dozen complaints against John Geoghan when he was put on ice in 1992. Subsequently, about 130 people made formal complaints. That's an extreme case, but illustrates the phenomenon. There were about five complaints against clergy in the Diocese of Syracuse over the period running from 1950 to 1979. In succeeding decades, over 50 people filed complaints regarding incidents supposedly occurring during that 30 year period.

    If the Syracuse data is representative, this sort of behavior by priests appeared around 1930 and grew increasingly common up until about 1980, then underwent a rapid decline, largely disappearing about 25 years ago. After the Gauthe case in Louisiana ca. 1985, and the abrupt explosion in complaints against priests in dioceses all over the country, problem priests began to get the message that this had real consequences. You had a mess of complaints against priests during the period running from about 1990 to 2002, but these concerned with few exceptions events that had happened prior to 1990.

    There's generally a long delay between event and complaint. We had one priest in Syracuse who retired in 1991 without any complaints against him. The first complaint arrived in 1998, concerning an event in 1989 (to which he confessed). In 2002, four more complaints against this man were filed. One concerned a set of events in 1962 and 1963 and another something that happened in 1949. (He denied these. You do have to wonder how many of these complaints are phonies trolling for a piece of a class action suit, though in this case the complainers were alleging events years apart contra youths who had no apparent connection to each other).

    As a rule, accused priests have one or two complaints against them, but there was a subset of about 150 priests which had a mean of 20 complaints against them. Some of the most notorious - Paul Shanley, John Geoghan, James Porter, and (I think) Maurice Grammond were in that set. The trials of Shanley and Geoghan are an indicator of how weak is the evidentiary basis of many claims and how difficult it would be to gain convictions outside a matrix of moral panic.

    Maurice Grammond's correspondence with his superiors is interesting and shows a man miserable and focused on various and sundry physical complaints to a degree quite unusual for a man of his vintage. Students of John Geoghan also noted that his most salient feature was his peevishness. Not sure what the lesson is there.

  234. @Frau Katze
    Actually, I'm in Canada. We're not so good on free speech.

    The leftists like it. "Free speech? That's an American thing!" one leftist told me, scornfully.

    Even in the US you can lose your job, but at least you won't end up in jail.

    It's the bane of American leftists, who would like nothing better than to expand college speech codes to the country at large.

    Frau, Actually, a member of the Human Rights Commission said that free speech was an American concept. What happened to you guys? Hell, we considered Canada to be just another state when I was young. So many Canadians working stateside and so many Yanks owning property in Canada, that Canadians didn’t even miss. Electing the Man Child is probably the last nail in the coffin.

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    Frau, Actually, a member of the Human Rights Commission said that free speech was an American concept.
     
    It's entirely an Anglo-Saxon concept. It doesn't exist in any other culture, and it certainly doesn't exist in Europe.

    The natural form of government for Europeans is autocracy. They think that being ruled by a corrupt unaccountable unelected authoritarian bureaucratic regime like the EU is perfectly normal.
  235. @Buffalo Joe
    Nico, When you really think about it, Macron was really too young to be a father when he married, physically yes, but attracted to a woman old enough to be his mother, so emotionally no. And, she at nearly 40, and with three children, probably didn't want to be a mother again. The whole thing is so strange.

    Actually, Macron’s love story and marriage sound like a film by Truffaut. Very French.

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  236. @Jack D
    Roth is from Brody, Galicia, which was in my mother's neck of the woods, so I understand the milieu that he grew up in. Of course she and her family never got out of town (until WWII) and he went to the big city (first Lemberg, then Vienna) and made good (and then drank himself to death).

    Anyway, WWI was really the beginning of the end of Western civilization. Not only was the war itself a pointless horror, with millions of boys sent "over the top" to be machine gunned so that the trench lines could move 100 or 200 yards , but it led directly to the twin horrors of Hitler and Stalin.

    What is so unutterably sad, is that keen observers at the time understood that it was the beginning of the end , but could do nothing to reverse course. It was the British Foreign Secretary at the time, Sir Edward Grey who memorably said “The lamps are going out all over Europe, we shall not see them lit again in our lifetime”. Not in our lifetime either, I’m afraid.

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  237. @Buffalo Joe
    Nico, When you really think about it, Macron was really too young to be a father when he married, physically yes, but attracted to a woman old enough to be his mother, so emotionally no. And, she at nearly 40, and with three children, probably didn't want to be a mother again. The whole thing is so strange.

    According to wiki, he only married in 2007, although they were a couple much earlier.

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  238. @Jack D
    I think you are assuming facts not in evidence - that religious Jews have no qualms about encouraging moral degeneracy. The people who are doing this are usually not religious Jews in the 1st place, and an any case don't think of themselves as encouraging degeneration. Even Nazis thought that they were doing God's work. No one wakes up and says "today I will corrupt the morals of a good Christian child just for the fun of it."

    How do Catholic priests justify child molestation?

    No one wakes up and says “today I will corrupt the morals of a good Christian child just for the fun of it.”

    I suspect that a great many feminist and LGBTQWERTY activists really do think exactly like that. You’re grossly underestimating the power and the depth of the hatred that animates so many people in western society today. There are people who seriously want to destroy not just our society but everyone in it.

    I’m not making any comment on the Jewish angle although I suspect you’re right that very few religious Jews would be involved in such activities. I’m sure there are plenty of secular Jews actively and deliberately and consciously pushing degeneracy, but there are a great many secular non-Jews doing the same thing. The problem in this case is militant hate-fueled secularism, not Jews.

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  239. @Philippe Lemoine
    The fact that Le Pen insists to leave the euro is actually one the things which hold her back electorally. It's just politically stupid because the vast majority of French people don't want that.

    The fact that Le Pen insists to leave the euro is actually one the things which hold her back electorally. It’s just politically stupid because the vast majority of French people don’t want that.

    I am not saying you are wrong on Le Pen’s tactics but don’t polls show that the EU is even more unpopular in France than it is in the UK?

    And didn’t the French handily vote against the European constitution in 2005 and almost reject the Maastricht treaty in 1992? (Only to be ignored by TPTB of course.)

    The maps of the EU referendum votes below mirror quite well the FN v Macron vote last weekend. Might not Le Pen, after Brexit especially, have expected growing momentum for a realignment with the EU?

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/French_European_Constitution_referendum,_2005#Consequences

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/French_Maastricht_Treaty_referendum,_1992

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    The thing is that neither the referendum about Maastricht nor the one in 2005 were about leaving the EU or even the euro. There is definite a clear majority of French people against that and Le Pen's insistance on making this a big issue is electorally stupid. I also think it's stupid period, because the EU isn't the issue, but that's another problem.
  240. @Buffalo Joe
    Frau, Actually, a member of the Human Rights Commission said that free speech was an American concept. What happened to you guys? Hell, we considered Canada to be just another state when I was young. So many Canadians working stateside and so many Yanks owning property in Canada, that Canadians didn't even miss. Electing the Man Child is probably the last nail in the coffin.

    Frau, Actually, a member of the Human Rights Commission said that free speech was an American concept.

    It’s entirely an Anglo-Saxon concept. It doesn’t exist in any other culture, and it certainly doesn’t exist in Europe.

    The natural form of government for Europeans is autocracy. They think that being ruled by a corrupt unaccountable unelected authoritarian bureaucratic regime like the EU is perfectly normal.

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    Canada used to be thought of as part of the Anglosphere. However, they don't have the exact equivalent of the 1st Amendment.

    In the end, their anti free speech Human Rights Commissions got smacked down and the section of the law that they were operating under to stifle free speech was repealed. Overall, the whole episode backfired on the lefties as will happen with the anti free speech movement in the US.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Canadian_Human_Rights_Commission_free_speech_controversy
    , @Buffalo Joe
    dford, But you agree with me, right?