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From my new column in Taki’s Magazine:

Truth or Trope?
by Steve Sailer

March 13, 2019

Once again, 2019 headlines appear contrived to vindicate my old ideas.

For instance, last week’s amusing face-off between freshman Rep. Ilhan Omar, leader of the Congressional hijab caucus, and Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi over Omar’s tweets about the influence of Jewish campaign contributions on American foreign policy was a classic illustration of my theory that the Democrats are a coalition of the fringes who can overcome their loathing of each other only by cultivating their mutual hatred of core Americans.

Omar, the fearless Somali bumpkin from North Dakota State U., outraged influential Jewish donors and their loyal politicians by repeatedly going all Black Hawk Down, daring to mention the long unmentionable:

the impact of Jewish donations on Washington’s pro-Israel slant.

Just how much Jewish Democrats give to politicians I approximate below. …

Pelosi tried to get Omar to grasp that she can’t say that American Jews give a lot of money to politicians because…well…because American Jews do give a lot of money to politicians.

Personally, I think both making a lot of money and giving away a lot of money are largely admirable traits. That Jews tend to be leaders in both wealth creation and philanthropy is commendable. …

All this naturally raises the question of just how much do the Democrats and Republicans actually raise from Jews and gentiles. It seems like an interesting thing to know, but few have asked that question recently.

To answer it, I went to the OpenSecrets database of political donations maintained by the Center for Responsive Politics, a bipartisan organization founded in 1983 by former senators Hugh Scott (R-PA) and Frank Church, the Idaho Democrat who led groundbreaking investigations into the Deep State in the 1970s.

I took the OpenSecrets list of the 50 top individual contributors in the 2018 election cycle across all types of “federal candidates, parties, political action committees, 527 organizations, and Carey committees.”

Like The Count on Sesame Street, I love counting.

The fundamental idea behind my exercises in counting is to start with a list that wasn’t dreamed up for my purpose. The OpenSecrets database was started long ago for good government purposes, so it’s an unbiased source to use in answering the Omar vs. Pelosi question.

Read the whole thing there.

 
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  1. There is no Jewish influence in Washington, so you understand me? THERE IS NO JEWISH INFLUENCE IN WASHINGTON?

  2. Here’s a remarkably bad version of Thomas Moore’s “Minstrel Boy” by Buffalo Springfield:

    In contrast, here’s a better Buffalo Springfield track:

    • Replies: @Reg Cæsar
    , @miss marple
  3. Mungerite says:

    Awesome article — this and the NYT Week In Hate analyses are simply brilliant. Kudos Steve!

    Just one quick note: Les Wexner’s fortune is from L Brands (Bath and Body Works and Victoria’s Secret). The Gap fortune belongs to the Fisher family.

  4. The one thing Omar seems to be missing is that, in the end, it is votes that matter.

    And, the biggest number of votes for absolutely crazy over-the-top Zionism comes not from Jews but from evangelical Christians. In my experience, an unholy number of them actually want Armageddon in the Mideast as the prophesied prelude to the Second Coming.

    It will be interesting to see if and when the Dems turn to this, since they have lost the evangelicals anyway.

    (For the record: I like most of the evangelicals I have known; indeed, I grew up among them. But, on Israel, they are… unbalanced.)

  5. Anon[216] • Disclaimer says:

    How to Talk About Israel | Robert Wright & Ron Kampeas [The Wright Show]

    A journalist from the Jewish Telegraphic Agency riffs on Ilhan Omar. I love this topic: ls the speech code regarding Israel getting looser?

    Bloggingheads.tv
    Published on Mar 12, 2019

    02:29 How Rep. Ilhan Omar’s comments were received across the Jewish community
    09:33 Is AIPAC really “all about the Benjamins”?
    22:23 Ron: Jews are criticizing Rep. Omar in good faith
    32:02 Memory of the Holocaust is fading, and older Jews are concerned
    39:46 Ron: Omar has mainly been an asset to her party
    52:33 Why wasn’t Jeanine Pirro fired from Fox News?
    57:15 ls the speech code regarding Israel getting looser?
    1:07:23 The Israeli take on Trump

    Robert Wright (Bloggingheads.tv, The Evolution of God, Nonzero, Why Buddhism Is True) and Ron Kampeas (JTA)

    Recorded March 12, 2019

  6. The Jewish influence and money doesn’t start or primarily come in at political level and elections. I’m surprised Steve seems to be suggesting this. I’m sure the puppeteers wouldn’t mind this to be the focus. It’s relatively tame compared to the real control. The whole system is rigged from top to bottom. The political game/elections are only what the public sees in terms of government control and it’s merely theater to placate the masses and ratify what the oligarchs have already decided what they want for themselves and you and me.

    • Replies: @Anonymous
  7. I wouldn’t classify political contributions as philanthropy. Even the government doesn’t. Those contributions are entirely self-interested. Also, a lot of so-called philanthropy is largely political and self-interested in nature, even when it isn’t direct political contributions. I think that’s obvious.

  8. conatus says:

    From Wikipedia
    Israeli Lobby in the United States
    “In 2006, 60% of the Democratic Party’s fundraising from private sources (and 25% of the Republican Party’s fundraising) came from pro-Israel PACs, according to a Washington Post estimate, Democratic presidential candidates depend on pro-Israel sources for as much as 60% of money raised from private sources.[50]”

    Check it out before it disappears, redacted by our (((Censors))).

  9. anonymous[242] • Disclaimer says:

    Anti Whiteism: Asia for Asians, Africa for Africans, White place for Everybody!

    Why is ‘diversity’, mass immigration imposed on White peoples only?
    Why is open borders a White ‘Privilege’?

    Is it because of slavery? Colonialism?
    None of those things, or any other evil for that matter, are unique to White peoples. Nor have they been exempt from these evils. Not by a longshot.
    See: Turkey, Mongolia, North Africa, the Slavs, the Irish…

    And if you care about the Aboriginals, then help the Aboriginals. Importing more “thieves” to this “stolen land” doesn’t help them. Nor does importing random third parties as a solution to a two-party problem make any sense.

    This all means that anti racist is Code for Anti White
    And ‘diversity’ is code for White G…

  10. Bruno says:

    Very bright and interesting.

    Warren Buffet owned the Washington Post in 1973. It was probably useful when he had the SEC investigation opened in 1974 – that could have broken him into pieces worst than Manafort – dropped. In 1979, he acquired ABC. So he was quite big in media industry. He sold WaPo only in 2013.

  11. countenance says: • Website

    The ending part, about how the billionaire class is finding a bigger bank for the buck in buying the media rather than buying politicians, is I think the crucial point. Tomorrow in the United States, all money could be cut off from all political candidates, and it wouldn’t make a bit of difference. Mainly because billionaires can buy media outlets, and more important than that, they can make big donations to think tanks, such that the ideas that “clean and pure and not corrupted by big money” elected politicians get are themselves corrupted by big money. Also remember that political staffers often come from think tanks.

    • Replies: @DCThrowback
    , @Reg Cæsar
  12. Arclight says:

    Yet another example of the left’s determination to not notice things. Considering Omar, AOC, and Tlaib have only been in office 2 months, there are enough Dem presidential candidates to fill out a football team, I think I’m going to enjoy the run up to the 2020 election a lot more than I initially thought.

  13. ChrisZ says:

    A terrific and illuminating article, Steve. I can imagine the fun you had tabulating the data, making the fine distinctions regarding ethnic background, all with the goal of creating numeric measures for this long-argued question. (I’m quite serious about the fun.) Bravo.

    I do want to make special note of the distinct and literary ending you crafted. Was it a wink to readers who’ve noticed that your Taki essays sometimes end indeterminately? Well, that just means you leave readers wanting more.

  14. Old Prude says:

    The Omar-Pelosi scuffle is a classic Blue-on-Green. Crazy Muslim, recruited and trained to fight along side the Good-Whites, turns her weapon on the cadre. More, please!

    • Replies: @istevefan
    , @sayless
  15. Anonymous[957] • Disclaimer says:

    Personally, I think both making a lot of money and giving away a lot of money are largely admirable traits. That Jews tend to be leaders in both wealth creation and philanthropy is commendable. …

    Is the giving of money to America’s political representatives in order that they pursue policies favorable to the donor really “philanthropy”, Steve? You can’t be serious.

  16. Anonymous[957] • Disclaimer says:

    Omar, the fearless Somali bumpkin from North Dakota State U., outraged influential Jewish donors and their loyal politicians by repeatedly going all Black Hawk Down, daring to mention the long unmentionable:

    This “bumpkin” probably ranks in the top 99th percentile of Americans in terms of understanding US foreign policy and what drives US politics.

  17. At the Trope-a, Trope-a Cabana

    That Somali khat gal is driving the Israel First Jews bananas

    At the Trope-A, Trope-A Cabana

    Boring Israel First Jews and their passions

    Are going out of fashion

    At the Trope-A

    The Israel First Jews have lost their victim status

  18. theMann says:

    Ms. Omar has exposed a Cardinal Rule of American politics:

    It is perfectly ok to talk about money in politics, follow the money, address the campaign contributions, and lament the amount of money in politics

    AS LONG AS IT IS NOT JEWISH MONEY.

    Now why is that?

  19. Anon[390] • Disclaimer says: • Website

    That Somali strongman started out as a Fascist policeman under Mussolini’s colonial rule

    Not a true fascist.

    For example, a few years ago British newspapers reported that Slim was married into the most bloodthirsty Lebanese Fascist dynasty, the Gemayels.

    A gangster-fascist, not a humanist-fascist.

  20. You can make a crude estimation of ethnic/religious political donations by looking at the common surnames in the US: https://names.mongabay.com/data/1000.html

    Then entering names which have similar frequency on OpenSecrets, but different ethnic origin: Cohen, Rhodes, Carrillo. You can work out how they compare on donations (to all parties).

    Cohen 89419
    Rhodes 18814
    Carrillo 4983

    So, individually, Jews contribute around 5 times the amount Whites do. And Hispanics, 4 times less than Whites. So, for the contribution-minded politician, 1 Jew is worth nearly 20 Hispanics.

    I looked at Kaplan, Sutherland, Osorio and I got similar ratios.

    There was a database of Democrat contributors which I can’t find right now, where the numbers are even more skewed to Jewish contributors.

    • Replies: @Anonymous
  21. @Arclight

    I don’t know. I feel rather like a Christian watching the lions being led in. This could end badly.

  22. Tiny Duck says:

    This is anti-Semitism

    You guys are so ignorant its not even funny

    Hate is growing in this country

    https://www.twincities.com/2009/03/28/leonard-pitts-the-business-of-hate-is-booming/

    “And maybe you wonder how this can be. How can hate enjoy such phenomenal growth in a nation where a Jew serves as senator from Connecticut, a Muslim serves as representative from Minnesota, a Hispanic is governor of New Mexico and a black man is president? The answer is that we are a nation where a Jew serves as senator from Connecticut, a Muslim serves as representative from Minnesota, a Hispanic is governor of New Mexico and a black man is president. Because if those things strike you as signs of progress, well, they are signs of apocalypse to those who believe only white, male Christians are fit to lead.

  23. At the end, Steve says:

    As a journalist, my guess is that the choices of smart rich guys like Slim and Bezos demonstrate that spending on journalists offers a better return than spending on politicians.

    Great point.

    Moreover, there is no transparency. Money spent on influencing the media does not have to be reported.

    And most importantly, there is no law against bribing journalists.
    In fact, there is a long tradition of bribing journalists. Joseph Kennedy used it to build the image of Kennedy dynasty.

  24. Mr. Anon says:
    @PhysicistDave

    The one thing Omar seems to be missing is that, in the end, it is votes that matter.

    Yes, votes matter. And money is used to buy them. Organizing, advertising, consulting, etc. – almost everything a campaign does or uses costs money. That’s why money matters.

    The influence of christian zionists is vastly overblown. They are a mostly captive voting block of the Republican Party, which pretends to care about their issues, takes their votes, and then ignores them. In any event, the Democrats don’t rely on that block – not at all – and they are pretty zionist too.

    The notion that the US government is so sweet on Israel because a bunch of bible-thumpers in fly-over land want that is ridiculous. Those same people also want abortion outlawed, oppose gay marriage, and want prayer in school. Have their votes gotten them any of that?

    • Agree: silviosilver, Neuday
  25. Mr. Anon says:

    There are other ways that politicans can be, and are, influenced besides campaign contributions: insider information, lucrative speaking gigs and book deals, jobs when they leave office, jobs for relatives. In some cases I would also not rule out older, cruder methods: bribery and blackmail.

    • Replies: @Anon
  26. Mr. Anon says:

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

    The layer of political and social truths that one dare not mention: The Tropesphere

  27. DCThrowback says: • Website
    @countenance

    what’s hilarious about this comment (and I agree with it) is that the ROI on buying influence for your business on congress-critters is already pretty damn good

    https://krannert.purdue.edu/faculty/hgulen/political_contribution_paper_092708.pdf

    but owning a megaphone that has the cache of the WaPo, NYT or Chicago Trib? priceless. You get un-unionized ivy league intelligence at a discount, already pre-marinated in the faulty bromides of the day, arguing on your behalf AND you get veto power…what a deal!

    • Replies: @Anonymous
  28. rufus says:
    @PhysicistDave

    Voted for Trump overwhelmingly. Jews the opposite. Contradictory logic there, unless you view Zionism as an unimportant abstract as most sensible people do, while the scramble to extract resources in America increases exponentially along with population growth.

    Diaspora strategy. Weaken the host to extract resources while preserving the ethnostate mobile or otherwise.

    Undergraduate education, politics as well as virtually every other field now just another racket.

  29. Bruno says:

    Warren Buffet owned the Washington Post in 1973. It was probably useful when he had the SEC investigation opened in 1974 – that could have broken him into pieces worst than Manafort – dropped. In 1979, he acquired ABC. So he was quite big in media industry. He sold WaPo only in 2013.

  30. @PhysicistDave

    And, the biggest number of votes for absolutely crazy over-the-top Zionism comes not from Jews but from evangelical Christians.

    Not sure if you noticed, but the purpose of all that spending by Jewish donors is to ensure that, by and large, the only candidates presented to voters are those who agree to go crazy over-the-top for Zionism. And should a candidate appear that is anti-zionist, Jewish money pours into defeating him.

    Of course, it’s always possible that in your alternate universe, there is no relation between spending and votes, but in our, existing universe that relationship holds up only too well.

  31. @Arclight

    Yet another example of the left’s determination to not notice things.

    Well, no, not exactly. This whole dust-up is directly related to the fact that some of them have begun to notice too much.

    (Incidentally, this is what Sailer should dub himself: “The Man Who Noticed Too Much.”)

    • Replies: @Arclight
  32. snorlax says:

    Sacré bleu, “tropes” are replacing “canards!” Someone save our Tiny!

  33. Why hasn’t PoltiFact tackled this one yet?

  34. but owning a megaphone that has the cache of the WaPo, NYT or Chicago Trib? priceless.

    https://www.thefreedictionary.com/cachet

    ca·chet (kă-shā′)

    Those crazy French and their horrible spelling rules.

  35. @Steve Sailer

    Somewhere there has got to be a Buffalo Springfield tribute band called Minneapolis Moline. They could do “Flying on the Ground is Wrong”.

  36. @countenance

    a bigger bank for the buck

    Typo, or pun?

  37. Paul Rise says:

    OT – does anyone know what the “nazi” or antisemitic posters (descriptions vary) that turned up at Newport Harbor High School said? They were so hateful not a single outlet of the hundreds covering the story have shared a photo or even described them.

    Very strange!

  38. jb says:

    I think I found these article here, so you’re probably aware of them, but still, no harm in reposting.

    From the Jerusalem Post: US Jews contribute half of all donations to the Democratic Party.

    From Jewish Business News: Jews Make-Up 19% of Forbes 200 World’s Richest List.

  39. Anonymous[957] • Disclaimer says:
    @DCThrowback

    what’s hilarious about this comment (and I agree with it) is that the ROI on buying influence for your business on congress-critters is already pretty damn good

    Jews are good businessmen. For a few million in political donations a year, they receive a $5 billion annually in military and other assistance to their country, as well as the use of the world’s most powerful military, which would otherwise cost them at least $700 billion per year.

  40. Since our host has tacitly encouraged video analogies, here is my interpretation of the balance of power between Omar and donors in this current congressional distraction:

  41. Lot says:
    @PhysicistDave

    Dave, this is a Dem talking point that is very overplayed. The percentage of Republicans who support Israel because they believe in an End Times Armageddon after the Jews return I doubt is more than 10% of the party. And people who actually believe this tend to be poorer and less educated, and thus vote less. Yet 95% of actual GOP voters support Israel.

    The better explanation is Republicans see Israel as Our Guys in the Holy Land, fighting against Arab terrorists and Islamic expansion. And earlier than that, as our constant Cold War ally against Soviet proxies like Syria.

    Moreover, GOP support for Israel keeps rising even as the GOP electorate becomes less religious.

  42. Lot says:

    “David C. Humphreys, scion of a building-products company in Joplin, Mo”

    He’s also a 2nd gen donor. His mother and father both were very consistent GOP donors 20 years ago. Great people with a successful US manufacturing company. Like the Kochs, they also donated to non-candidate GOP infrastructure organizations.

    • Replies: @Steve Sailer
  43. Anonymous[957] • Disclaimer says:
    @TelfoedJohn

    Then entering names which have similar frequency on OpenSecrets, but different ethnic origin: Cohen, Rhodes, Carrillo.

    Isn’t Rhodes sometimes a Jewish name?

  44. Anon[267] • Disclaimer says: • Website

    All-Tel-Aviv Non Trope-oh

    or all support Tel Avis but easy on the tropes.

  45. Anon[216] • Disclaimer says:

    I’d like to see someone take this kind of analysis to the media, the staff of the New York Times, for instance, Come up with a few categories, Jewish, Christian ancestry white, black, and so on, and get an editorial org chart, and use that for some computations, then look at articles written, words written, front page placements, categories written about. Doing the database would be a bitch and a moving target, but once more of less done it could be put on a website with basic stats tools like the GSS, for people to have fun with.

    • Replies: @peterike
  46. The phrase “the balance of power” usually refers to situations in which both sides possess roughly equal influence on outcomes. However, with “the” at the beginning it can also mean how the scales hang.

    Thus we count:

    2.2% of the US population is roughly 7.1 million Jews.

    There are 435 representatives in the House of Representatives, of which Omar is one. The estimated current population of the nation that the House represents is 328 million. Therefore, each member represents approximately 754 thousand citizens.

    If we take Congressmuslima Omar to be a representative of 754 thousand Americans, then she alone speaks for a district that comprises enough citizens to equal 9.4% of the number of Jewish Americans. Does everyone in her district think the same way? No, but neither do all Jews in America agree on things, that’s for sure!

    In any case, it would take no more than ten or eleven Omar districts to equal the entire US Jewish population.

    Now, are there 9 or 10 more members of Congress who think like Omar? I don’t know, but if there were, you would think there would be a kind of balance between them and the Jewish lobby, but there would not be, because the vast majority of congresscreatures are beholden to large donors, more than half of whom are Jews, as Steve has shown.

    Who do you think has more influence on American policies, Omar’s 754 thousand Americans, or the top donors?

    There is no balance, and thus most of us are not represented by our representatives, whatever we might think.

    • Replies: @istevefan
  47. Anonymous[957] • Disclaimer says:
    @Abundans Cautela Non Nocet

    The Jewish influence and money doesn’t start or primarily come in at political level and elections.

    Where does it start and primarily come in then?

  48. Anonymous[957] • Disclaimer says:
    @conatus

    From Wikipedia
    Israeli Lobby in the United States
    “In 2006, 60% of the Democratic Party’s fundraising from private sources (and 25% of the Republican Party’s fundraising) came from pro-Israel PACs, according to a Washington Post estimate, Democratic presidential candidates depend on pro-Israel sources for as much as 60% of money raised from private sources.[50]”

    If 60% is JUST from pro-Israel PACs (are those entirely Jewish?), the share of total funding support coming from Jews must be far higher, right?

  49. Tucker Carlson is stealing the Trope — A — Dope Strategy from Omar.

    Omar stole the Trope — A — Dope Strategy from Walt and Mearsheimer.

    Pat Buchanan got his Trope — A — Dope Strategy stolen from him by Walt and Mearsheimer.

    The Israel First Lobby is getting tired and weary from the patriotic use of the Trope — A — Dope Strategy.

    Trump Puts The Interests Of Israel Ahead Of The Interests Of The United States Of America.

  50. OT: From NR, one Gabriel Schoenfeld rewards Victor Davis Hanson for his lifelong pro-Israel, anti-white cucking by dropping the A-bomb on him. Will VDH finally come to his senses? I’m not holding my breath, but there are a few tentative hopeful signs in that piece.

  51. yeah –but as you say yourself (ie, hillary raised twice as much as trump), the money doesn’t really fucking matter.

    and if rich jews are in effect cancelling each other’s contributions out via ideological gifting-split, it doesn’t matter at all.

    jews give money because they make more money and have more focused political opinions. because they’re *smarter. see *greg cochran.

    we’re sorry gentiles have squandered their legacy and sold off their country — if not *world — to hijabbed heathen khat-chewers. truly we are.

    you will always occupy a place in our hearts however, for the sheer number of quality auto mechanics and pro-am teen pornpussy you provide. thanks!

  52. Ibound1 says:
    @PhysicistDave

    The reestablishment of the State of Israel is a verification of Christian beliefs to many people, while at the same time it is a denial of Muslim beliefs. Both are a positive to many Christians and the latter is attractive to quite a few non-Christians. Completely secular people who think Muslims are no threat cannot understand this. And that is the Democrat Party.

  53. Sentinel says:

    In summary:

    1) Excluding Jews would exclude a lot of money from politics.

    2) Excluding Jews would move the Democrat:Republican top money ratio from 1.2:1 to 1:1.5

  54. @conatus

    What does “private sources” mean?

    And is that quote from Wikipedia true? Or is it too gauche to ask?

    • Replies: @Anonymous
  55. Anonymous[957] • Disclaimer says:

    Pelosi tried to get Omar to grasp that she can’t say that American Jews give a lot of money to politicians because…well…because American Jews do give a lot of money to politicians.

    Steve,

    The proper term is “Jewish Americans,” not “American Jews.”

    Unless you are deliberately trying to “Other” them.

    • Replies: @Brutusale
  56. Anonymous[957] • Disclaimer says:
    @International Jew

    And is that quote from Wikipedia true? Or is it too gauche to ask?

    Is it false?

  57. istevefan says:
    @PhysicistDave

    The one thing Omar seems to be missing is that, in the end, it is votes that matter.

    And, the biggest number of votes for absolutely crazy over-the-top Zionism comes not from Jews but from evangelical Christians.

    That is interesting that those Evangelicals can influence US policy in regards to Zionism, but have no impact on abortion, porn, war-on-Christmas, trannies-in-the-bathroom, gay marriage, the culture war, etc., etc.

    • Replies: @Anonymous
  58. haole says:

    Facebook does nt seem to like Talki magazine. I was going to post this article but no can.

  59. Anonymous[957] • Disclaimer says:
    @istevefan

    That is interesting that those Evangelicals can influence US policy in regards to Zionism, but have no impact on abortion, porn, war-on-Christmas, trannies-in-the-bathroom, gay marriage, the culture war, etc., etc.

    Precisely.

  60. @Lot

    You both are right, but I must side with Dave on this.

    Like him, I grew up around a fair number of evangelicals, along with door-to-door vacuum cleaner salmon and Amway pyramid scam suckers. For whatever reason, some of those places in the heartland strike me as being about a century behind in terms of savvy.

    I remember at dinner with friends who belonged to a church that preached that every word of the Bible was the exact, true word of God. I happened to mention some Jews I knew here in the 50-mile radius around Manhattan, here in Israel.2. Nothing special to me, but my “God,” did their eyes light up: “Jews!? Are there Jews where you live?” They didn’t even have any idea, but boy were they fascinated. They love, love, love Jews…and Israel.

    • Replies: @Lot
    , @Reg Cæsar
    , @Hank Yobo
  61. istevefan says:

    The biggest 2018 donor was casino owner Sheldon Adelson, who gave $123 million to Republicans and conservatives.

    As of 2019, Adelson has an estimate net worth of $35 billion. I have no idea about the composition of his assets, but assume the overwhelming majority of it is from his holdings in Las Vegas Sands. But for a simple example, let’s assume he has $30 billion in investable assets.

    A guy making a 10 percent return would earn $3 billion on that sum. That is pretty high, but even if made a 5% return, he’d still earn $1.5 billion. That’s definitely a reasonable expectation.

    For him to pony up $123 million every other year for an election cycle is barely noticeable. If he is pulling in 5% per year, it’s like giving up a dime on every dollar he earns. But since he does it every other year, it’s more like a nickel on that dollar. And when compared to his overall net worth, it’s not even 1/2 of one percent.

    The concerning part is that any one in a position like Adelson, on my side of the aisle or the other, can have too big of an influence in our elections. Normally I am not a supporter of strict government regulation. But at the same time I don’t want a handful of people to be able to exercise this much influence on our elections.

    I know we have campaign contribution limits of about $2500 per year for a candidate. But obviously this means nothing because people can circumvent it and this list proves it.

  62. El Dato says:

    Was Black Hawk Down one of the first movies to use desaturated colors, giving everything a crisp, greyish look, possibly making your brain feel that it is handling a stress situation involving wild animals?

    I can’t remember having seen that effect earlier though my memory is hazy. The Matrix also used it if I remember correctly.

    OT: In the newspaper rubric “Learning to Code, but not really succeeding”

    Yelp-for-MAGAs app maker is warned there are holes in its code. Does it A. Just fix the problem, or B. Threaten to call the FBI, too? Or C. It’s all a libtard plot?

    63red made headlines earlier this month when it launched the app, which lets users rate and share details of businesses that are friendly to conservatives. In particular, if a restaurant, bar, or whatever, and its patrons, don’t mind you wearing a red Make America Great Again (MAGA) hat, they can be highlighted as such in 63red’s app.

    Alderson poked around inside the Android build of the app, and spotted a few of insecure practices, including the username and password of the programmer, and a lack of authentication on its backend APIs, allowing anyone to pull up user account information, and potentially slurp the app’s entire user database. It’s also possible to insert data into the backend log files, we’re told.

    The reaction from 63red was far from gracious. The biz responded by accusing the researcher carrying out a “politically motivated attack,” and promised to report the matter to the FBI.

    There is a word with starts with F and which has dual g in the middle to describe that sort of precious behaviour.

  63. Nice job, Steve. Any idea what total political giving was, so we can compare it to the $600 million coming from those top-fifty donors?

    I’m surprised that Jews account for such a big share of the GOP’s money. Its big money anyway.

    • Replies: @Steve Sailer
  64. istevefan says:
    @Buzz Mohawk

    There are 435 representatives in the House of Representatives, of which Omar is one. The estimated current population of the nation that the House represents is 328 million. Therefore, each member represents approximately 754 thousand citizens.

    Somewhat OT to your post, but just a reminder that we had 435 representatives in 1964 with a population of less than 200 million. And when our population doubles to 400 million, we’ll still have 435 representative.

    Folks, your votes are being watered down.

  65. J.Ross says: • Website

    Really fantastic content today Steve.
    Russian hackers have forced Twitter to remove one of its most fundamental features, the counting of “likes,” shortly after Tucker Carlson launched a bold attack on establishment media. Censorship continues but is visibly less effective.
    https://www.nbcnews.com/tech/social-media/twitter-reveals-big-changes-conversations-new-camera-features-n982571

  66. istevefan says:
    @Old Prude

    The Omar-Pelosi scuffle is a classic Blue-on-Green

    I think it is a Green-on-Blue attack, with the Green being the recruited, but unvetted muslim, and the Blue being our guys. But since the target of this attack is not on my side, it might be more descriptive to call this a Red-on-Red attack. And we are taught during such an encounter to sit back and watch.

    • Agree: Old Prude
    • Replies: @J.Ross
  67. J.Ross says: • Website
    @PhysicistDave

    A shell game. That obsession was created relatively recently by Jewish philanthropists and Zionsts. In both Judaism and Christianity, you’re supposed to leave Israel alone and let God do the work.

  68. Anonymous[957] • Disclaimer says:
    @istevefan

    For him to pony up $123 million every other year for an election cycle is barely noticeable.

    Consider the Jews’ return on investment (ROI) here. Adelson’s $123 million every two years nets the Jews $10 billion over that period from the US treasury in the form of “aid” to Israel.

    And that doesn’t even taken into account the high proportion of the $1.4 trillion biannual US military budget that in effect is spent to advance the Zionist project (and defend Americans from the inevitable blowback).

    Is there a better ROI on the planet? It’s not for nothing that Jews are considered good businessmen.

    • Replies: @Mr. Anon
  69. J.Ross says: • Website
    @istevefan

    It works better ignoring your technical correctness, blue being the Democrat’s color.

  70. @istevefan

    Normally I am not a supporter of strict government regulation. But at the same time I don’t want a handful of people to be able to exercise this much influence on our elections.

    It’s not an ideal situation, but all the remedies I’ve ever heard are worse than the disease.

    “Public” (meaning government) financing entrenches the deep state. They define the bounds of acceptable discourse, and everyone over here knows what that means.

    Even short of that, any limit whatsoever on contributions serves to magnify the influence of the news media, since the 1st Amendment makes them exempt. We know all too well what that means too.

    It’s no wonder that campaign finance “reform” was a Dem issue in the 70s because back then the GOP was the one raking in the big bucks. Today it’s reversed; the big money goes to the Dems. So it may be a bit puzzling that the Dems are still hot for campaign finance “reform” — until you realize that such reform would actually broaden their advantage.

    • Replies: @Lot
    , @Reg Cæsar
  71. In response, the Democrats altered their resolution to instead reunite around blaming white Christian Americans for anti-Semitism, Islamophobia, and basically everything bad that has ever happened in the United States, including the Dreyfus Affair (which you probably were under the impression occurred in France).

    White gentile Americans should just be happy that the House of Representatives didn’t also officially blame them for the Spanish Inquisition, I guess.

    I am glad the US Congress has finally denounced and condemned Richard Dreyfuss’s behaviour both on and off the sets of the movies Moon Over Parador and Jaws. The people on Martha’s Vineyard are still shocked at what this Dreyfuss actor was doing on the island after a day of filming on that Jaws movie.

    The Methodists on Martha’s Vineyard to this day have a Dreyfuss Affair Potato Salad dinner where they share stories about Richard Dreyfuss running amok while filming that shark movie.

    Dreyfuss also got on the nerves of Puerto Rican actor Raul Julia during the filming of Moon Over Parador. Raul Julia was particularly appalled by the phony Latin American accent cooked up by Richard Dreyfuss in that movie.

    The US Congress forgot the extra “S” on the end of that Dreyfuss Affair condemnation. Spelling sometimes falls by the wayside in these difficult times.

  72. In response, the Democrats altered their resolution to instead reunite around blaming white Christian Americans for anti-Semitism, Islamophobia, and basically everything bad that has ever happened in the United States, including the Dreyfus Affair (which you probably were under the impression occurred in France). White gentile Americans should just be happy that the House of Representatives didn’t also officially blame them for the Spanish Inquisition, I guess.

    White gentile Americans should just be happy that the House of Representatives didn’t also officially blame them for the Spanish Inquisition, I guess.

    I forgot to BLOCK QUOTE Sailer’s bit about the Dreyfus Affair in my previous comment. I also split up his paragraph.

    Attention Stringbean Sailer:

    My bit about Omar’s rocket-propelled rhetoric and khat tea sipping good cheer as she pokes the 800 pound ISRAEL FIRST LOBBY gorilla in the gut with a stick is good stuff. Omar don’t give a damn about no crap about what happened to Jews in WWII. Omar ain’t got no memories of that cruddy TV propaganda from 1978 called the Holocaust.

    The coalition of the fringes in the Democrat Party is gonna start biting the donors who try to bribe them, and the ISRAEL FIRST LOBBY Jews ain’t gonna like it.

    I doubt it hurt the Hollywood careers of Streep and Woods to strut the stage in that propaganda TV show about the Jews in 1978.

  73. Anon[267] • Disclaimer says: • Website

    World is turning into a joke.

    Kohl’s Germany was the last sane one. Even East Germany was better than the current reality.

    Germans rejected Blood & Soil as too primitive and crude. They opted for an abstract ideological notion of Germany. The result is Third World invasion and Dongs(of color) & Poons(of Frauleins). Germany went from from national to ideological to animal.
    Blood and Soil was better than Dongs and Poons. Also, lesson of WWII is Germany violated Blood and Soil by invading other nations. But the wrong lesson has been learned, and Germany now welcomes invasion by foreigners.

  74. Lot says:
    @Buzz Mohawk

    I’ve seen the same thing, it’s awkward and flattering IRL. “Eyes light up” is a good way to put it. Same reaction from small town black churchgoers too.

    But the people at your party you don’t mention talking about End Times. They just love the Bible and the idea the decendants of the Israel are still around. Of course that land should be Jewish, not Arab.

    This is of course one of many reasons right wing antisemitism never goes anywhere in America. Jews have heavily intermarried into the elites and upper middle class on the coasts and big Midwestern cities, and in the South the core of the right is as you describe.

    What share of white people under 40 in the NE/California are at least 25% Jewish by blood, or have a Jewish or half Jewish spouse, aunt, uncle, first cousin, or best friend?

    I’d guess 40-50%.

    • Replies: @Anonymous
    , @Luke Lea
  75. sayless says:
    @Old Prude

    Are you a Byzantinist?

    • Replies: @Ibound1
  76. Lot says:
    @International Jew

    “So it may be a bit puzzling that the Dems are still hot for campaign finance “reform””

    Too cynical. They take the corp money because they have to. But they’d prefer to be like Bernie and be competitive without it.

    US electoral system is structured to produce 50/50 results. Corporate money doesn’t advantage either party ultimately, rather it shifts both parties to favor corporations more.

    I’ve made the same point about Third World migration not helping Democrats actually win elections. It does, however, cause both parties to shift left.

    Even Puerto Rico has a competitive relatively “right wing” party that is affiliated with the GOP.

    • Replies: @Reg Cæsar
  77. Anonymous[957] • Disclaimer says:
    @Lot

    I’ve seen the same thing, it’s awkward and flattering IRL. “Eyes light up” is a good way to put it. Same reaction from small town black churchgoers too.

    Why is it flattering? I thought you were a Christian.

    • Replies: @Lot
  78. As a journalist, my guess is that the choices of smart rich guys like Slim and Bezos demonstrate that spending on journalists offers a better return than spending on politicians.

    But I would say that, wouldn’t I?

    Subtle. Too subtle. You should’ve had a patron throwing out at least $500k/yr a long time ago.

  79. Lot says:

    Another Jewish professor targeted by progressive lynch mob:

    https://www.nationalreview.com/2019/03/professor-samuel-abrams-spoke-the-truth-he-still-pays-the-price/

    Their long list of demands is pretty funny. #3 is free fabric softener. Another is a new dorm for “Diaspora Communities” which is the cool new way of saying “Everyone but white people.”

    http://www.sarahlawrencephoenix.com/campus/2019/3/11/demands-westlands-sit-in-50-years-of-shame

    The solution, once again, is to end federal student loans. While that may not be possible without Congress, Trump can take executive action and cut back loans by 75% or more simply be setting very high standards.

    • Replies: @J.Ross
    , @Redneck farmer
  80. @International Jew

    It’s no wonder that campaign finance “reform” was a Dem issue in the 70s because back then the GOP was the one raking in the big bucks.

    One of the staunchest opponents, though, was Eugene McCarthy. His ’68 run was financed by a couple of wealthy scions, one of whom was Stewart Mott of applesauce fortune. He said it would have been impossible to start a campaign without the help of men in their position.

    • Replies: @International Jew
  81. @Lot

    US electoral system is structured to produce 50/50 results.

    And, at least among whites, all corruption is in the center. That’s the place to be if you have no principles to betray.

  82. Lot says:

    OT: I am reconsidering my inital negative views on Yang 2020.

  83. peterike says:
    @Lot

    OT: I am reconsidering my inital negative views on Yang 2020.

    Never trust an Asian.

    • Replies: @Lot
  84. @Lot

    Heh. Is that last pic a suggestion about how to spend that $1,000 a month?

    A free gun a month is something I think lots of Americans could get behind!

    • Replies: @Lot
  85. Wilkey says:

    Several years ago I found a website that listed the number of Americans by surname. I went to OpenSecrets.org* and compared the number of political contributions made by people with my surname to those with a common Jewish surname (Cohen, iirc). The difference, adjusted for population, was almost exactly one order of magnitude. I suspect that roughly holds true for Jews vs. most other whites with regard to campaign contributions. Anytime I come across an article about a Jewish candidate invariably the article mentions how great the candidate is at raising campaign money, even for lowly races for the state legislature. Perhaps some of that is better talent at raising money or more chutzpah asking for it. But undoubtedly a lot of it is the result of Jews throwing money behind other Jews.

    * I believe OpenSecrets.org now limits the number of results it will return for people without paid access, which is kind of ironic…

  86. Anon[378] • Disclaimer says:
    @Mr. Anon

    Excellent points.

  87. @Reg Cæsar

    And he was right. Which underscores a merit of our relatively free system: it ensures that every point of view can get a hearing. (Or at least it was so until the recent neomccarthyism and deplatforming.)

  88. Lot says:
    @peterike

    “Never trust an Asian.”

    Are you suggesting Yang might not deliver on his one central campaign promise?

    • LOL: Redneck farmer
  89. counting “half-jews” as full-jews, how many of them are in the top 50?

    ps: to me there’s no such thing as half-jew. they change the strategy with the 60’s generation

  90. Lot says:
    @Anonymous

    I am. The reaction is to hearing of my parent’s conversion.

  91. Lot says:
    @Peripatetic Commenter

    No need for guns. Current criminals will be playing their new xbox 5s and smoking legal ganja all day.

  92. Why is calling something a “trope” supposed to make you think it’s less likely to be true?

    If an idea is a trope/cliche/stereotype, it means that many people have observed the same phenomena. The observations of many people might certainly be wrong, but you’d think that they’re less likely to be wrong than an observation made by an individual or no one at all. For instance, the website TvTropes exists and is successful because people read it and recognize tropes that they all see on TV, despite not having co-ordinated their ideas about tropes beforehand.

    If anti-Semites in the past have alleged that Jews are wealthy and use their money to disproportionately influence politics, to the point that it is a “trope” of anti-Semitic propaganda/rhetoric, it makes me more, not less, likely to believe that this is true.

    If it was a totally false belief, why would people in different countries at different times hold the exact same totally false belief? Surely there is something about the world they observe that causes them to form this particular belief?

    This doesn’t seem like a particularly complicated concept, yet it seems to be quite alien to mainstream media discourse. It is evidently beyond the capacity of true believers in The Narrative to think about group averages or comprehend that a statement about a group average may be an accurate description of reality. (Not that I’m saying anything here that Professor Lee Jussim—or for that matter our host— hasn’t said better already.)

    • Replies: @Steve Sailer
    , @Reg Cæsar
  93. J.Ross says: • Website
    @Lot

    If all Trump did was to do as you suggest regarding the loan scam he will have totally outpaced his red-facing calumniators. I hope he also “allows” (“fails” to stop) movement on applying anti-trust to the big leftist tech monopolies.

  94. @Lot

    STEM only, no grievance studies a start?

    • Replies: @Lot
  95. Brutusale says:
    @Anonymous

    They other themselves.

    • Replies: @Reg Cæsar
  96. Anonymous[378] • Disclaimer says:

    Schwarz deleted that last tweet. It’s real (check Google).

    • Replies: @J.Ross
  97. Arclight says:
    @silviosilver

    I was thinking more of the concept that the left doesn’t want its heavily Jewish donor base to notice how the diverse candidates they have been enabling are increasingly of the anti-Israel variety (with some legitimately anti-semitic, though not all).

    How do you resolve the fact that your voter base and elected officials are at odds with your donors on what can be a make or break issue for the donors? I personally want more people like Omar in Congress to put the Democrats in an increasingly difficult bind that will fracture the party. Some are worried that the nuts will actually take over the asylum, but I don’t think that will happen – I think the party will split first.

  98. @Stolen Valor Detective

    TV Tropes won’t allow you to post patterns out of real life.

    Somebody, for example, posted Tom Wolfe’s concept of the Great White Defendant on “TV Tropes,” but it was objected that almost all the examples of the hunt for the Great White Defendant cited were real, while the hunt for the GWD barely ever happens in fictional TV or movies.

    So the idea of a “trope” is that truth is irrelevant.

  99. @Brutusale

    They other themselves.

    Up against the wall, othertruckler.

  100. @Stolen Valor Detective

    If it was a totally false belief, why would people in different countries at different times hold the exact same totally false belief? Surely there is something about the world they observe that causes them to form this particular belief?

    Steven Goldberg argues that stereotypes are true, and often accepted by all, but interpreted differently. He used the example of Jews being seen as “pushy”. (It’s polite, and much safer, to use your own group’s stereotypes!) He says the observation is mostly correct, but Jews themselves interpret this as being enterprising, ambitious, etc.

    He has a couple of extended essays on this subject, collected in When Wish Replaces Thought.

  101. @Buzz Mohawk

    I remember at dinner with friends who belonged to a church that preached that every word of the Bible was the exact, true word of God.

    Except those sentences about “body and blood”, which they write off as popery. The “Satanic verses” of the New Testament.

    • Replies: @Desiderius
  102. @Steve Sailer

    A “LifeTropes” or “PoliticsTropes” website would be interesting.

  103. @Reg Cæsar

    Seems like an interesting book, thanks for the recommendation.

  104. Hank Yobo says:
    @Buzz Mohawk

    They love, love, love Jews…and Israel

    .

    There is a theological reason for this. According to St. Paul (Romans 9-11), Christians and Jews–the former recent beneficiaries of God’s original covenant with His chosen people through Christ–now share the same spiritual birthright. However, the apostle likewise admonished believers to remain humble with this new-found fortune because God’s promises to Abraham’s descendants are irrevocable, despite their current unbelief. The Jews will yet acknowledge Jesus as their Messiah. Christian affinity for the Jews and Israel is consequently baked into the cake.

  105. Luke Lea says:
    @PhysicistDave

    And, the biggest number of votes for absolutely crazy over-the-top Zionism comes not from Jews but from evangelical Christians. In my experience, an unholy number of them actually want Armageddon in the Mideast as the prophesied prelude to the Second Coming.

    I think you underestimate the influence of Anglo-Protestantism more generally, most of it far from fanatical, on American sympathy for Israel. The very word Israel is woven into the fabric of the Biblical worldview on which Protestantism was and continues to be founded. As the Anglo-Protestant share of the voting public gets diluted by mass immigration, American support for Israel is likely to become more contentious.

  106. @International Jew

    About 2/5ths of Top 50 donors donations to GOP causes come from Sheldon Adelson alone in 2018. Bloomberg is a big chunk of Democrats’ money, but not as big. I’m listing #3 Steyer as half Jewish and half gentile, so he actually makes the Democrats’ sources less Jewish.

    • Replies: @Harry Baldwin
    , @istevefan
  107. Ibound1 says:
    @sayless

    I am. We could have restored Constantinople after WW1. Big mistake. We fought the Germans and lost millions of men and then allowed the Turks to expel or murder the Christian population of Anatolia. The West doesn’t think long term.

  108. @Lot

    My impression is that being a big donor runs in families. It can even run uphill: Miguel Bezos was #78 on the list.

    That also implies that a lot of people who could be big donors because they have a lot of money aren’t.

    • Replies: @Reg Cæsar
  109. Anonymous[378] • Disclaimer says:

  110. Luke Lea says:
    @Lot

    Hey, I live in the heart of the Bible Belt. I know and am in contact with many times more church going people down here than you or Dave can even dream about. This love, love, love Jews stuff is simply not to be seen. There is sympathy for Israel if you bring up the subject, but they don’t bring it up and they don’t talk about Israel or the Jews among themselves. Unless you want to count Jesus and St. Paul.

  111. MBlanc46 says:

    Donating money to politicians is philanthropy?

  112. J.Ross says: • Website
    @Anonymous

    You’re absolutely right Mr Schwarz, that’s something that has happened often in the past and which explains some medieval Christian anger at Jews.

  113. J.Ross says: • Website
    @Reg Cæsar

    There is an alleged Israeli cultural practice described by several guidebooks: when an Izzy pedstrian needs directions to a place, he might bark the name of the spot at passerby on the street without further explanation, and if they know and have time, someone will stop and help him. It sounds autistic and rude, but the argument is that this is the fastest and most considerate way. Anybody who doesn’t know or doesn’t have time to help can just keep walking without guilt.

    • Replies: @Reg Cæsar
  114. @J.Ross

    Likewise, at airports and other secure facilities with card-swipe or other such doors used individually, it’s actually more polite to slam the door behind you.

  115. Anonymous[403] • Disclaimer says:

    For the conspiracy buffs, $40-million donor Richard Uihlein’s mother’s father was director of the Office of Naval Intelligence in the 1930s.

  116. @Steve Sailer

    My impression is that being a big donor runs in families…

    That also implies that a lot of people who could be big donors because they have a lot of money aren’t.

    I wonder if this goes for sperm, as well…

    Then again, that’s usually a sale, not a true donation.

  117. Lot says:
    @Redneck farmer

    I don’t think we need federal loans for STEM either. The whole edu-complex is the beating heart of leftism.

    Yeah CS degrees are not a bad thing like BS humanities degrees. But so are cars, dogs, haircuts, and the rest of the economy, which doesn’t require massive subsidy.

  118. Mr. Anon says:
    @Anonymous

    Is there a better ROI on the planet?

    With Congressional Earmarks (which come and go as a matter of fashion), even a modest $20,000 or $30,000 donation to a Congressman can get you a multi-million dollar contract with the government.

    Bribing a Congressman can be very lucrative. You don’t even have to buy him. You can just rent him for a while.

    • Replies: @Anon
  119. @Steve Sailer

    I’m listing #3 Steyer as half Jewish and half gentile

    The Jews want to claim him as their own.

    The Times of Israel : “Jewish investor and Democratic activist [Tom Steyer] announces plan to spend $40 million more this year on his Need to Impeach campaign.”

    Cleveland Jewish News: “Jewish billionaire Tom Steyer, a major donor to Democratic candidates, denounced as anti-Semitic a tweet by House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy that accused him, George Soros and Michael Bloomberg of trying to “buy” the upcoming elections for Democrats.

    New York Times: ““We cannot allow Soros, Steyer and Bloomberg to buy this election!” The tweet, since deleted, was referring to Tom Steyer and Michael Bloomberg, both of them, like Soros, Jews who are often the object of anti-Semitic conspiracy theories.”

    Jewish Telegraphic Agency: “Steyer, a major backer of Democrats and promoter of the idea of impeaching Trump, has a Jewish father and has in the past identified as Jewish although now he is a practicing Episcopalian.”

    I wonder if he practices as an Episcopalian because it might be helpful in a future political career?
    I don’t know if you saw these two articles on Jewish donors in Jewish magazines:

    https://mondoweiss.net/2016/04/forward-columnist-and-emilys-list-leader-relate-gigantic-shocking-role-of-jewish-democratic-donors/

    https://forward.com/news/346654/patriotism-power-photo-op-what-do-jewish-donors-really-think-about-money-in/

    • Replies: @Steve Sailer
  120. @Steve Sailer

    They make some pretty good cheese up around Buffalo, MO. You can buy it along with local wine and sausage on the internet.

    Also of interest. Springfield fashions in clothing and hairstyle haven’t changed much since the 70s.

  121. Balaji says:

    What excellent analysis! And so entertaining to read! You put the journalists of the prestige press and their plutocratic owners to shame.

  122. @Lot

    Moreover, GOP support for Israel keeps rising even as the GOP electorate becomes less religious.

    Seige mentality. Republicans/Conservatives increasingly feel under siege in their own country/culture, and identify with an Israel surrounded by indifferent/hostile neighbors, some of whom openly tout the physical destruction/subjugation of Israel (and by extension the destruction of their beliefs and culture, same as the American Right feels they are being similarly attacked by the hate-and-malice-filled left).

  123. peterike says:
    @Anon

    I’d like to see someone take this kind of analysis to the media,

    This guy did it with CNN.

  124. istevefan says:
    @Steve Sailer

    About 2/5ths of Top 50 donors donations to GOP causes come from Sheldon Adelson alone in 2018.

    A couple observations. First, Trump bragged early in the last campaign that he “did not need your money” because he was self-funded. But he obviously welcomed that money and based upon some of his early policies, he has done the bidding of that money.

    Second, Adelson’s money is probably now even more important that it was in the past. If he is providing the GOP with 40 percent of their top donations, he now has them by the balls. If they don’t do his bidding, he can threaten to withhold future funding which would be a huge hit to them. If he really became angry at them, he could threaten to not only withhold funding, but also to donate those funds to the democrats which would put the GOP hopelessly behind in the money count.

    Giving such a large sum is like a drug dealer giving you a free sample. He hooks you and then you are his. Likewise, once the GOP took so much from Shelly, they became his personal party. They can’t afford to lose that money, or worse, allow it to go to the democrats.

  125. Anon[424] • Disclaimer says:
    @Mr. Anon

    Like you would rent a prostitute.

  126. @Reg Cæsar

    Transubstantion hasn’t been a live issue for centuries. Your run of the mill literalist would likely choose the Catholic position today if you asked him out of a mixture of ignorance and zeal

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