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From my column in Taki’s Magazine:

The Emperor’s New Clout
by Steve Sailer

February 13, 2019

While our society’s growing hate hysteria against straight white men may seem a bit demented, it is actually a logical requirement of the fundamental strategy of the Democratic Party: to mobilize a Coalition of the Margins comprising identity groups—such as blacks, transgenders, Muslims, and Jews—who don’t have much to unite them other than their resentment of old-fashioned Americans. …

This week witnessed two amusing Alliance of the Fringes circular firing squads.

Newly elected Somali Muslim Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-Mogadishu) was struggle-sessioned by the Democratic leadership into apologizing for pointing out that pro-Israel Jewish-Americans are influential because they contribute a lot of money to politicians.

And a New York city councilman from Puerto Rico, the Reverend Rubén Díaz Sr. (D-South Bronx), is facing strong demands from New York’s powerful gay bloc that he resign after he alleged that homosexuals have much clout on the New York city council.

Read the whole thing there.

By the way, I’m struck by how much Rep. Omar, who is quite pretty for a member of Congress, looks like that Orientalist hijab fetish poster of a couple of years ago by Shepard Fairey come to life.

I think American women are starting to get into the idea that when the Muslims take over, they can throw their yoga pants away.

They won’t have to diet or workout or worry about their hair anymore. They’ll just wear tents and concentrate on doing their makeup adroitly so they look exotic and hot.

Unfortunately, that strategy doesn’t always work as well as Fairey might have you believe.

 
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  1. Was watching some clips of American life in the 1950s on Youtube. Cripes….look what we have lost! Look at this cesspool we now live in. My elderly parents are, unfortunately, catching a glimpse of the coming collapse of the West in their final years.

    This is something I suspected to live through, but had thought it would come in the autumn of my life, not that of my older family members.

    • Replies: @Dave Pinsen
    This was from the early ‘70s.

    https://twitter.com/historyinmoment/status/1095296733867925504?s=21
    , @Anon
    When people begin to have it good and take things for granted, they lose their survival instinct.
    , @Detective Club
    Los Angeles was such a great place to live in 1967 that if you were a bookie in the lock-up, whose daughter happened to die while you were inside, the cops would be so kindly towards you that they would cover the expenses of your daughter's funeral.
    https://youtu.be/rDlcIRxqWlw
    Of course, LA was majority White back in 1967 (Joe Friday looks like he has some pow-wow blood --- he probably lied on his 1960 US Census form!).
    , @Detective Club
    The cops were ever vigilant and eager to arrest Kid Touchers in 1950s America.
    https://youtu.be/MmqNiFJyI28
    , @Polynikes
    Even watching the Hollywood stylized depiction of the era in NYC in the show Madmen is kind of jarring.
    , @Jake
    It has been coming a very long time. It cannot be avoided without widespread repentance for all the rebellions against Christendom, which means that people must turn against the political, moral, and religious tides of Modernism that is pro-everything but Christendom and the peoples of historic Christendom.
    , @UrbaneFrancoOntarian

    My elderly parents are, unfortunately, catching a glimpse of the coming collapse of the West in their final years.
     
    Hard to feel any sympathy for them. They were the generation that oversaw the destruction, and silently stood by.

    Now, the smart white people are preparing while the clueless majority march towards the slaughter like sheep.
    , @ThreeCranes
    Popular wisdom would have it that the 1950's were a time when conservative values prevailed. Nothing could be further from the truth.

    The fifties saw the introduction of television into every home. This was a radical, unprecedented development in human history. For the first time someone uninvited, some foreign consciousness was autonomously functioning in the very bosom of your home and it was relentless. It could go on nonstop. Even if you were in the next room, you couldn't help but subconsciously hear its drone.

    Prior to television, human interaction was face to face. Communicating meant that you were half of a give and take dialogue--even when you spoke over the telephone. But television is different. It talks and projects and you listen and watch. It's one way. And that simple distinction has altered the consciousness of all of us.

    , @Hark hark the snark
    In the Fifties I was in elementary school in the suburbs of Salt Lake City. Every single kid in that school was of European descent except for one Navajo kid who had been adopted by a Mormon family.

    The largest group was Scandanavian, then English/Scottish/Welsh and Dutch. A handful were Italian and Greek. In the spring the boys would compete in a marbles contest and the girls in a hopscotch contest. The last day of school before Christmas the entire school gathered in the entrance hallway and sang Christmas carols. We’d walk home of school and buy penny candy at Economy Drug. In March they had paper kites for sell for 10 cents.
    , @BigDickNick
    On the other hand, I'm from an urban area not in california...certain urban areas were a lot worse when my parents were my age. A lot of places got smashed by the great migration and turned into near shitholes. Today, they are just starting to come back. Think of Richmond, VA 25 years ago and today or Detroit 10 years ago and today. Just like progress is not inevitable crapification is not inevitable. In california it probably is though, haha.
  2. Anon[140] • Disclaimer says:

    The conservative Power Line blog authored by some Minnesota attorneys and a journalist/UC Berkeley academic has had dozens and dozens of posts criticizing Omar over the years, including the good possibility that she married a Somali in 2002, had three children, married her brother in 2009, and brought him to the U.S. They repeatedly said that the local paper refused to look into what would be bigamy plus immigration fraud. Here’s one of their earliest posts on the subject:

    https://www.powerlineblog.com/archives/2016/08/ilhan-omar-her-back-pages.php

    Inputting “ilhan” in their site search box will bring up page after page of subsequent posts.

    It’s such a weird accusation that, given that the local media is ignoring it, you’re inclined to write it off as a nutty conspiracy theory. But the Power Line guys are a sober, respectable group of guys whose podcast I listen to, so … I don’t know what to think.

    • Replies: @Kaganovitch
    There is little doubt that she married her brother fraudulently.
    , @AndrewR
    Whether or not these accusations are true, they remind me of the Obama birth certificate thing: a cucked, ridiculous, wasteful attempt to delegitimize a toxic politician who should best be delegitimized through far more direct means. Are we really ok with anti-white Muslim Somalis in our government as long as they aren't bigamous or guilty of immigration fraud? I know I'm not.

    Removing Omar from office or even our country would not even come close to fixing anything. Politicians like her and Obama are nothing but a symptom of our cultural rot.

    , @Mike1
    It's a stretch to call an organization conservative when it has aggressive Never Trumpers writing for them. At this point you cannot pretend to be conservative and also anti Trump.
    , @larry lurker
    Snopes has an article about Ilhan Omar's brother... But it's about whether he's a terrorist who obtained 200 pounds of explosives with the intention of blowing up churches in Michigan. (Rating: False!)

    Was Ilhan Omar’s Brother Arrested with ‘200 Lbs. of Explosives’?

    They don't bother addressing the far more widely circulated rumor that she married her brother.

  3. I think American women are starting to get into the idea that when the Muslims take over, they can throw their yoga pants away.

    Ooooh get back in the witness box, you’re too sharp to live!

  4. The Brofo!!

    • Replies: @JimB
    Brothers sodomizing younger sisters seems to be a thing if not an outright tradition in Muslim families. Muslim women refrain from snitching out of fear of becoming the victim of an honor killing or being shunned by the extended family. Also, Muslim culture automatically blames young women for their sexual abuse.
  5. @Northeast
    Was watching some clips of American life in the 1950s on Youtube. Cripes....look what we have lost! Look at this cesspool we now live in. My elderly parents are, unfortunately, catching a glimpse of the coming collapse of the West in their final years.

    This is something I suspected to live through, but had thought it would come in the autumn of my life, not that of my older family members.

    This was from the early ‘70s.

    • Replies: @Northeast
    Perfect!
    , @George
    "This was from the early ‘70s" when we were kings.
    , @Daniel H
    Clean 1969 Mustang, two pretty friends. Wow! This dude didn't realize how fortunate he was.
    , @Dieter Kief
    Great picture, thanks! Heartwarming.


    "It's like you standing in the window / Of a house nobody lives in / And I'm sitting in the car /
    Across the way/ It's an early model Chevrolet..."

    Jackson Browne, Late for the Sky.
    , @Stick
    Are the Beach Boys allowed in LA anymore?
    , @AndrewR
    Not sure whether your implied message is "this is what we've lost" or if it's "look how far back in time the rot goes."

    My personal interpretation of that photo is the latter. Those short-shorts-sporting thots would be old women already. Hindsight may be 20/20, but I think many wise people 50 years ago could have reasonably predicted how degenerate 2019 society would be based on the degeneracy already very apparent back then.
    , @Sowhat
    Those were the days, my friend. We thought they'd never end.
    , @Hail
    Various datapoints, viewed from the distance of nearly fifty years now, seem to align and suggest the early 1970s as Peak USA.

    I understand the median White American living as of early 2019 was b.1974, and at some point in coming months it will roll over to the median White American being b.1975. Which is to say, most of us (the living) missed out on Peak USA. And yet still the warm glow of the peak lasted for many years to come. The glow for the first time looks distinctly dim, to many, partly chronicled at iSteve over the 2000s and 2010s.

    , @SunBakedSuburb
    This looks like a staged photo for Ford's Mustang. But your point is well-taken.
    , @Ghost of Bull Moose
    (Sigh)
    , @follyofwar
    Being born in 1951, the early seventies were very horny times for young men. The short shorts were great, but the miniskirts were even better. Girls were not yet all tatted up. But, I liked to go back even further in my reading, when I actually read novels. For me, nothing more captured the post-WWII haunting beauty of America than Jack Kerouac's "On the Road." There was freedom then. The early '70s, the period of my military service, were still ruined by the senseless tragedy of Vietnam.
    , @Clyde
    That White Mustang Girls photo is from>>>>>and more photos like it>>>>> http://www.curbsideclassic.com/blog/photography/cruising-van-nuys-boulevard-los-angeles-1972/

    Cruising Van Nuys Boulevard, Los Angeles, 1972
    BY PAUL NIEDERMEYER – JANUARY 28, 2017
    CC reader Michael M. sent me a link to a gallery of photos shot on Van Nuys Blvd. in 1972, by photographer Rick McCloskey, and part of his book, Los Angeles in the 1970s. It’s a nice slice of youth and automotive culture of the times.

    , @Pericles
    Wow, so few cars.
    , @Prester John
    When California was still...well...California-the Golden State. The gold mine has since petered out.
    , @Mr. Anon
    That was back when the future happened in California first.

    Actually, it still happens there first. But it sucks.
  6. • Replies: @Escher
    This twitter exchange was so beautiful it almost brought a tear to my eye.
    Why did the last guy have to be the fly in this delicious multicultural soup?
    , @Trevor H.
    What is this bartender now, the second or third most powerful member of Congress? Gotta hand her this much: having grown up in New York, she knows all about Third Rails.
    , @YetAnotherAnon
    "Corbyn's long, documented history of anti-Semitism" = "Corbyn's long, documented history of sympathy for dispossessed Palestinians"
    , @Hail
    Just who is Michael Tracey, anyway?

    He is good, but also one of those whose Twitter-cart is way before his IRL-horse. Very little info on him online. He simply tags himself "roving journalist."


    Michael Tracey [Verified account] @mtracey
    6 minutes ago

    There's something so condescending and arrogant in the assumption that a Somali-American refugee has to understand the convoluted "tropes" that offend these successful, mainstream, influential people, but they have no obligation to "understand" her perfectly valid viewpoint
     

    , @RobertTS
    One of the interesting subtexts in this whole drama has been watching Jewish progressives with otherwise impeccable anti-Zionist and/or anti-AIPAC credentials (such as Max Berger or Batya Ungar Sargon - whose tweeted exchanges w Omar set off this whole thing) trying to ride the PoC/Coalition of the Ascendant Tiger into combat with the Pale Stale Male who, they swear, is the only bearer of anti-Jewish sentiment. And yet for all that, still they get smacked down by the likes of Tracey, Mehdi Hassan and other far-left pundits for insufficient obeisance towards the Hijabbed Apex of the New Hierarchy.

    Then again, progressive American Jews likely view anti-Semitism through a parochial lens wherein stormtroopers and cossacks are the only plausible threats to them, with scant interest in the historical tribulations of MENA Jews living among the PoC.

    After all, an Uzi-toting Yemenite in some West Bank trailer park is as appealing as a gap-toothed deplorable from eastern Kentucky, only he has swarthier skin.

    A fork in the road lies ahead.
    , @Pericles
    I wonder how much a three-letter twitter handle cost that poor former bartender.
    , @El Dato
    Damn I was hoping this would end up as a threesome involving fetishes about nylon stockings and fine furniture, to paraphrase Neal Stephenson.

    Then 2nd City Bureaucrat cockblocks everything.
  7. Hence, many liberals Jews are only now beginning to question their self-satisfied assumption that importing more Muslims would be good for the Jews.

    liberal

    • Replies: @Russ
    Someone at the Gateway Pundit did a nice job of juxtaposing the ADL response to I. Omar and the ADL response to Steve King. It went completely as expected.
    , @anon
    I have seen more Poles ,Romanians ,Lithuanians and Slovakians . They have uprooted local business, they have corrupted NY city. They have raked up huge profit at the cost of the citizen in construction business , in grabbing government contracts and overseeing public private services like road construction and sewerage disposal plumbing and long distance truck hauling . Compared to that see muslims driving cabs, imaging retail stores,working in computer or engineering or in medicine .
    There is reason British have been cheating anti Poles anti Eastern Europeans and not ant muslim mantras .
    , @anon
    I have seen more Poles ,Romanians ,Lithuanians and Slovakians . They have uprooted local business, they have corrupted NY city. They have raked up huge profit at the cost of the citizen in construction business , in grabbing government contracts and overseeing public private services like road construction and sewerage disposal plumbing and long distance truck hauling . Compared to that see muslims driving cabs, imaging retail stores,working in computer or engineering or in medicine .
    There is a reason British have been crying anti Poles anti Eastern Europeans and not ant muslim mantras .
  8. @Northeast
    Was watching some clips of American life in the 1950s on Youtube. Cripes....look what we have lost! Look at this cesspool we now live in. My elderly parents are, unfortunately, catching a glimpse of the coming collapse of the West in their final years.

    This is something I suspected to live through, but had thought it would come in the autumn of my life, not that of my older family members.

    When people begin to have it good and take things for granted, they lose their survival instinct.

  9. @Dave Pinsen
    This was from the early ‘70s.

    https://twitter.com/historyinmoment/status/1095296733867925504?s=21

    Perfect!

  10. Omar’s snark set off a berserk reaction among politicians because nobody is allowed to mention that, on average, Jews give more money to politicians than do members of other ethnic groups. People just can’t go around noticing who the politicians’ biggest donors are.

    Can we have some appreciation for Trump – an only just billionaire – who, nevertheless, gave as much to his own campaign as the top 4 Democratic donors combined?

    • Replies: @Abe

    Can we have some appreciation for Trump – an only just billionaire – who, nevertheless, gave as much to his own campaign as the top 4 Democratic donors combined?

     

    Trump is the most patriotic President since the era of the Founding Fathers. He has literally sacrificed his fortune and sacred honor to do what he thinks best for his country. Deep State hatchetman Mueller is trying to financially ruin, and then imprison, Trump AND his family members as an object lesson to any future outsider impudent enough to think he can change the system from without rather than coming up through it from within and being corrupted and controlled by it. Even in today’s Russia or the worst kleptocracies of South America I don’t think they stoop so low as to destroy the families of political opponents.
    , @Mike P.
    Did Trump's money cause white Protestants to be overrepresented among political donors?
    , @Colin Wright
    'Can we have some appreciation for Trump – an only just billionaire – who, nevertheless, gave as much to his own campaign as the top 4 Democratic donors combined?'

    Zionists are tedious. The leading donor to Clinton's campaign was a Zionist. Fourteen of the top twenty were Zionists. The leadig donor to Trump's campaign was a Zionist.

    The Zionists bought both candidates -- and you're here to muddy the waters. Go away.

  11. many liberals Jews are only now beginning to question their self-satisfied assumption that importing more Muslims would be good for the Jews.

    Steve, what evidence do you have to support this assertion? I see no evidence of it. From what I can tell, liberal American jews still feel that making whites a minority is job numero uno. Any criticism of immigration is still seen as white supremacy. Jews are not logical on immigration issues. Open borders for white countries is a religion for them.

    • Replies: @ATBOTL
    Correct, this is pure wishful thinking on Steve's part. Much like his absurd idea that not counting Middle Eastern people as separate from white Europeans on the census will somehow help them assimilate.
  12. Thank you, Steve, for noticing, and for writing about what you notice. Thank you in particular for mentioning the anti-First Amendment bill that the Senate has just passed on behalf of its Jewish handlers.

    The Emperor wears no clothes, and his circumcision is showing.

    • Agree: Hail
    • Replies: @Tyrion 2
    Can you explain what this anti-BDS law actually does?
    , @follyofwar
    Indeed, I can think of nothing that more demonstrates Jewish control of the culture than the fact that most of us American gentiles have been circumcised.
    , @Hypnotoad666
    I love this new trope that you can't say something that is labelled as a "trope."

    It's such a perfect way to shut down a line of inquiry without addressing the substance of a statement.
    I mean, I suppose it is a "trope" in politics that "money talks." Donors don't give money for no reason.
    They expect some return on investment.

    When you say this about the Koch brothers or oil companies or the NRA it's an obvious truism. Say it about the Israel lobby and you are an anti-Semitic bigot. Go figure.

    I guess this new definition of "trope" is like the classic definition of a political "gaffe" - a true thing you weren't supposed to say.
  13. By the way, I’m struck by how much Rep. Omar, who is quite pretty for a member of Congress

    The Horn of Africa region is probably a hotspot of female beauty.

  14. Perhaps a line about Somali politicians can be added to this old joke?

    Hell is where the police are German, the cooks are English, the mechanics are French, the lovers are Swiss, and it is all organised by the Italians”

    • Replies: @Buffalo Joe
    Tyron, "and where the Somalis set the clock back every hour."
    , @UrbaneFrancoOntarian
    Hell is Somalia?

    Nice and simple. Somalians are a hopelessly retarded people. While I may be somewhat racist, I can think of decent people from every race.... except somalians.

    Every single somalian is stupid, slow, thuggish, and generally dead weight on humanity that should be quarantined and left to starve in their native shithole. I can't speak lowly enough about them.
    , @Brobert
    The joke works because those people are good at certain things, but put in the wrong chair. What are Somalis good at?
    , @bomag
    ...and they all get replaced by Somalis.
  15. @Buzz Mohawk
    Thank you, Steve, for noticing, and for writing about what you notice. Thank you in particular for mentioning the anti-First Amendment bill that the Senate has just passed on behalf of its Jewish handlers.

    The Emperor wears no clothes, and his circumcision is showing.

    Can you explain what this anti-BDS law actually does?

    • Agree: Sowhat
    • Replies: @neutral
    You are not allowed to do any business with the US government unless you show loyalty to Israel.
    , @Buzz Mohawk
    Sorry, I don't play hasbara pong.

    https://i.skyrock.net/8508/30608508/pics/1952572067_1.gif
    , @Sowhat
    oops. I hit the wrong button. I meant to agree with Buzz Mohowk. darn!
    , @Lot
    It is mostly symbolic and supportive of local laws.

    Between watering it down to get passed and the First Amendment, it is the strongest we cam expect. And Pelosi isn't going to let it come up for a vote in the House.

    The GOP is united behind Israel. Dems are now about 55/45 split in favor. They saw what happened to Corbyn and Labour and want no part of it. Though of course it is inevitable.
  16. @Tyrion 2
    Can you explain what this anti-BDS law actually does?

    You are not allowed to do any business with the US government unless you show loyalty to Israel.

  17. @Dave Pinsen
    This was from the early ‘70s.

    https://twitter.com/historyinmoment/status/1095296733867925504?s=21

    “This was from the early ‘70s” when we were kings.

  18. Now, to fight the bigotry against Arab billionaires influencing US policy!

  19. @Dave Pinsen
    This was from the early ‘70s.

    https://twitter.com/historyinmoment/status/1095296733867925504?s=21

    Clean 1969 Mustang, two pretty friends. Wow! This dude didn’t realize how fortunate he was.

    • Replies: @Dr. X
    You don't see kids that young who can afford a new Mustang any more. Any time I see a new Mustang on the road it's got some gray-haired Boomer between the ages of 65 and 75 behind the wheel.
  20. Worth noting is that the proximate cause of the dust up is Republican Kevin McCarthy, pro Israel white guy of unknown religious* background, claimed he was going to investigate Muslim members of Congress.

    *Evangelical?

    • Replies: @George
    Kevin McCarthy: “We can not allow Soros, Steyer, and Bloomberg to BUY this election! Get out and vote Republican on Nov 6. #MAGA."

    Ilhan Omar Was Right
    https://jacobinmag.com/2019/02/ilhan-omar-israel-tweet-antisemitism-bds/
  21. @Dave Pinsen
    This was from the early ‘70s.

    https://twitter.com/historyinmoment/status/1095296733867925504?s=21

    Great picture, thanks! Heartwarming.

    “It’s like you standing in the window / Of a house nobody lives in / And I’m sitting in the car /
    Across the way/ It’s an early model Chevrolet…”

    Jackson Browne, Late for the Sky.

    • Replies: @SunBakedSuburb
    Jackson Browne wrote many great songs. Late for the Sky is one of his best.
    , @JustAnotherPosterWithNoName
    That’s “The Late Show” off the album Late for the Sky. Great song, great album.
    , @Reg Cæsar
    Clyde Jackson Browne.
    , @Dave Pinsen

    So I always get nostalgic with that song
    But in my room its forced
    It has to be in some car across the street
    And I always catch the back of your head in the crowd
    Don't turn around its never you
    And you ruin those memories
     
    - Ian Thornley (the Canadian Chris Cornell).

    https://youtu.be/H6d4cblamdQ
  22. These striking inequalities might suggest that the many Jewish journalists who have so enthusiastically promoted the concept of White Privilege should worry whether nonwhites follow the same logic to believe in Jewish Privilege.

    At this point, White Privilege is just an anti-Semitic dog whistle.

    • Replies: @Anonymous
    https://www.twitter.com/ramzpaul/status/1095698971182485506
  23. Hence stoking fear and loathing of core Americans is the one strategy the Democrats have for keeping their constituents from turning on each other.

    The idea is, that the glue, which binds societies together, is a resource, which is in no short supply at all.
    (And this is a big mistake).

  24. @George
    Worth noting is that the proximate cause of the dust up is Republican Kevin McCarthy, pro Israel white guy of unknown religious* background, claimed he was going to investigate Muslim members of Congress.

    *Evangelical?

    Kevin McCarthy: “We can not allow Soros, Steyer, and Bloomberg to BUY this election! Get out and vote Republican on Nov 6. #MAGA.”

    Ilhan Omar Was Right
    https://jacobinmag.com/2019/02/ilhan-omar-israel-tweet-antisemitism-bds/

  25. @Northeast
    Was watching some clips of American life in the 1950s on Youtube. Cripes....look what we have lost! Look at this cesspool we now live in. My elderly parents are, unfortunately, catching a glimpse of the coming collapse of the West in their final years.

    This is something I suspected to live through, but had thought it would come in the autumn of my life, not that of my older family members.

    Los Angeles was such a great place to live in 1967 that if you were a bookie in the lock-up, whose daughter happened to die while you were inside, the cops would be so kindly towards you that they would cover the expenses of your daughter’s funeral.

    Of course, LA was majority White back in 1967 (Joe Friday looks like he has some pow-wow blood — he probably lied on his 1960 US Census form!).

    • Replies: @duncsbaby
    "Webb was raised in the Roman Catholic faith of his mother, who was of Irish and Native American descent."

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jack_Webb#Early_life
  26. @Tyrion 2
    Can you explain what this anti-BDS law actually does?

    Sorry, I don’t play hasbara pong.

    • Agree: Hail
    • Troll: Tyrion 2
    • Replies: @Mr. Anon
    Quite right. These commenters like Tyrion 2 and Lot don't argue in good faith. Just bring up the Liberty incident or Jonathan Pollard to see what their real agenda is. Or just notice some sociological fact that is a matter of record, for that matter. They are simply partisan propagandists, promoting their own particular ethnic agenda. We don't need to engage with them at all. We already know what they think; what they think blasts out at us from the media 24/7. We should just go our own way - carry on our own conversations - without any reference to them.
    , @J.Ross
    But Buzz, if you don't take the bait, how will anybody ever have any idea what is in a published piece of legislation that has been widely discussed?
    , @tyrone
    aaaahh…..nostalgia ,now that was a great game:)
  27. @Northeast
    Was watching some clips of American life in the 1950s on Youtube. Cripes....look what we have lost! Look at this cesspool we now live in. My elderly parents are, unfortunately, catching a glimpse of the coming collapse of the West in their final years.

    This is something I suspected to live through, but had thought it would come in the autumn of my life, not that of my older family members.

    The cops were ever vigilant and eager to arrest Kid Touchers in 1950s America.

  28. @Anonymous
    https://twitter.com/AOC/status/1092210825228636161

    https://twitter.com/PopChassid/status/1092219347429396480

    https://twitter.com/AOC/status/1092227273682550784

    https://twitter.com/saikatc/status/1092229114143141889

    https://twitter.com/mkoplow/status/1092230000965750784

    https://twitter.com/AOC/status/1095400443562344454

    https://twitter.com/CityBureaucrat/status/1095418717708734465

    This twitter exchange was so beautiful it almost brought a tear to my eye.
    Why did the last guy have to be the fly in this delicious multicultural soup?

  29. @Anonymous
    https://twitter.com/AOC/status/1092210825228636161

    https://twitter.com/PopChassid/status/1092219347429396480

    https://twitter.com/AOC/status/1092227273682550784

    https://twitter.com/saikatc/status/1092229114143141889

    https://twitter.com/mkoplow/status/1092230000965750784

    https://twitter.com/AOC/status/1095400443562344454

    https://twitter.com/CityBureaucrat/status/1095418717708734465

    What is this bartender now, the second or third most powerful member of Congress? Gotta hand her this much: having grown up in New York, she knows all about Third Rails.

  30. They’ll just wear hijabs and concentrate on doing their makeup adroitly so they look exotic and hot.

    Unfortunately, that strategy doesn’t always work as well as Fairey might have you believe.

    No, not always. However. There’s a Muslim woman who works at my local big box electronics store who wears an oversized deep black hijab and very dramatic makeup. The overall impression is kind of hot Empress Palpatine cosplay.

    • Replies: @Bill B.
    Who thinks Omar is hot? There is actually something quite creepy about her.

    Her delivery is hilarious though, if disturbing:

    https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=4Mutu-P7_NA
  31. “While our society’s growing hate hysteria against straight white men may seem a bit demented, it is actually a logical requirement may seem a bit demented, it is actually a logical requirement . . .”.

    I’ll speculate that the mannered and sometimes not so mannered “hate hysteria against straight white men” was a foreseeable consequence of the 1960s tumult. Anti-White animus is something of a rhetorical free-fire zone, totemic subjects such as Jewish suffering and Black history are rhetorical no-go, no-fly zones for all but goodthinkers mouthing the party line. The spirit of the First Amendment and academic freedom is pretty much chained in by circumstantial censorship. Too bad, I guess.

  32. @Anon
    The conservative Power Line blog authored by some Minnesota attorneys and a journalist/UC Berkeley academic has had dozens and dozens of posts criticizing Omar over the years, including the good possibility that she married a Somali in 2002, had three children, married her brother in 2009, and brought him to the U.S. They repeatedly said that the local paper refused to look into what would be bigamy plus immigration fraud. Here's one of their earliest posts on the subject:

    https://www.powerlineblog.com/archives/2016/08/ilhan-omar-her-back-pages.php

    Inputting "ilhan" in their site search box will bring up page after page of subsequent posts.

    It's such a weird accusation that, given that the local media is ignoring it, you're inclined to write it off as a nutty conspiracy theory. But the Power Line guys are a sober, respectable group of guys whose podcast I listen to, so ... I don't know what to think.

    There is little doubt that she married her brother fraudulently.

  33. Steve, you write “Jews—who don’t have much to unite them other than their resentment of old-fashioned Americans.”

    You must not have much or anything to do with real life American jews. The fact is that the overwhelming majority of native-born English speaking American jews act think and live as co-members of the great American family of native-born, English speaking Caucasian citizens. I can report that there was some resentment in past years when jews were excluded from the professions and from employment by large companies and discriminated against when applying to college. I remember my uncle talking in that vein. But that was 60+ years ago before those barriers disappeared after WW II. If there is any justification for your assumption, it must be the large number of jews among journalists who parrot and promulgate PC doctrines. They believe the woke doctrine not because they are jews but because that is the reigning world-view at the present time which they have signed on to. You are committing an illicit conversion, that many promoters of PC thinking are jews, therefore they promote PC thinking because they are jews.

  34. I’ve been wondering about this for awhile – Democrats (as pointed out, with a major financial assist from Jewish donors) have been electing more and more people who don’t actually like Jews, and certainly are not as enamored with Israel as the typical GOPer. At what point will we see a meaningful impact on donations?

    A friend of mine is a huge Israel booster and a pretty committed Democrat. But in conversation about politics, there are two issues where they diverge from the party that their family (who also has a lot of money) has supported for decades: Israel and the 2nd amendment. Their spouse (also Jewish) is a full on Trump supporter and NRA member incidentally, and doesn’t really care about Israel. Made the mandatory visit as a 20 something and never wants to go back.

    • Replies: @Lot
    "Their spouse (also Jewish) is a full on Trump supporter and NRA member incidentally, and doesn’t really care about Israel. Made the mandatory visit as a 20 something and never wants to go back."

    He may start caring if Israel ever is seriously threatened.

    "But in conversation about politics, there are two issues where they diverge from the party that their family (who also has a lot of money) has supported for decades: Israel and the 2nd amendment."

    Dem office holders are still solidly Israel. The BDS vote and moving the embassy was engineered to split Dems. But on things like military aid, they vote something like 200-6 in favor of Israel in the House and 50-0 in the Senate.
    , @Flip
    Isn't this what has happened in the UK with Jews supporting the Conservative Party?
    , @Anonymous
    This tension has been evident in street-level politics for decades. A lot of these little far-left/antifa/anti-racist activist groups are heavily dependent on Jewish donations--if they aren't actually run by Jews. However many of the rank-and-file members of these groups, if they don't actually hate Jews, do hate Israel with a passion. This means these groups are in a state of constant internal turmoil over the Israel/Palestine issue, especially when the violence over there hots up. Most of these outfits would simply implode without the Nazi boogyman to hold them together.
  35. @Northeast
    Was watching some clips of American life in the 1950s on Youtube. Cripes....look what we have lost! Look at this cesspool we now live in. My elderly parents are, unfortunately, catching a glimpse of the coming collapse of the West in their final years.

    This is something I suspected to live through, but had thought it would come in the autumn of my life, not that of my older family members.

    Even watching the Hollywood stylized depiction of the era in NYC in the show Madmen is kind of jarring.

  36. I thought having Keith Ellison as our Representative was embarrassing, but now Omar makes Ellison look reasonable.

  37. “two issues where they diverge”

    Does “they” have a sex? If you don’t wish to reveal it, “he or she” will do, or just ,”he.”

  38. @Tyrion 2

    Omar’s snark set off a berserk reaction among politicians because nobody is allowed to mention that, on average, Jews give more money to politicians than do members of other ethnic groups. People just can’t go around noticing who the politicians’ biggest donors are.
     
    Can we have some appreciation for Trump - an only just billionaire - who, nevertheless, gave as much to his own campaign as the top 4 Democratic donors combined?

    Can we have some appreciation for Trump – an only just billionaire – who, nevertheless, gave as much to his own campaign as the top 4 Democratic donors combined?

    Trump is the most patriotic President since the era of the Founding Fathers. He has literally sacrificed his fortune and sacred honor to do what he thinks best for his country. Deep State hatchetman Mueller is trying to financially ruin, and then imprison, Trump AND his family members as an object lesson to any future outsider impudent enough to think he can change the system from without rather than coming up through it from within and being corrupted and controlled by it. Even in today’s Russia or the worst kleptocracies of South America I don’t think they stoop so low as to destroy the families of political opponents.

    • Replies: @donut
    " most patriotic President since the era of the Founding Fathers" . You must mean 1948 and I'm sure he is but this isn't Israel .
  39. Instead of the HC Anderson take, I prefer the story of Zhao Goa, a powerful eunuch in the Winter Dynasty. He put a puppet on the throne much to the consternation of other mandarins.

    So he called a big meeting of mandarins and had a deer brought in . Zhao Goa said “Look at the wonderful horse I am going to give to the Emperor.”. An obvious lie but a test. If someone stood up and said ” that is a deer” they were an enemy and killed. If one was silent, an eye was kept on them. If the Mandarin praised the deer/horse, those are pliant fools you could appoint to important jobs.

    Call a deer a horse is a Chinese idiom.

  40. A few points:

    (1) I don’t think AIPAC is a powerful lobby as such. I think its perceived power comes from having a parasitic relationship with the actually powerful military-industrial complex lobby like the remora has with the shark.

    (2) I think the purpose of Jewish donorism to both actual political candidates and one level below them think tanks really isn’t to buy a pro-Israel policy from the United States, because the United States would be pro-Israel regardless for a few other reasons. I think the real purpose of Jewish donorism is to rooster block gentile-led populist and nationalist political ambitions.

    (3) Gradually, then suddenly, the American mainstream left developed its own JQ. As far as that goes, they’re catching up to the European mainstream left, which, in spite of anti-Semitism being far more verboten in Europe than the United States, ironically has never been in love with Jews or Israel.

    • Replies: @Mr. Anon
    One point: you are wrong. AIPAC clearly is a powerful lobbying organization. They are, in fact, a foreign agent. And while they don't directly donate money to candidates, as Omar said, they coordinate the donation of money to candidates. They marshall large and small strategic resources toward electing the candidates that they want. And they are not the only organization that makes up the pro-Israel lobby. There are many others with the fortunes of many billionaires backing them up.

    By the way: It isn't raining. You're just pissing on us.

    https://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=Don%27t%20piss%20on%20my%20leg%20and%20tell%20me%20it%27s%20raining.

    , @AndrewR

    anti-Semitism being far more verboten in Europe than the United States,
     
    Is this even true? Germany, sure, but Germany is not "Europe."
    , @Asagirian
    in spite of anti-Semitism being far more verboten in Europe than the United States

    It's really ANXI-Semitism, or anxiety(totally warranted) about Jewish Power.

    The real problem with Jewish Power is not that it is powerful. Power can be checked if criticized. It's that Jews are sacred and can't be criticized. When the most powerful group has protected status, the result is protected supremacism, the most dangerous kind. It's like treating a rich person as a poor one. Or like pretending that a swarm of locusts belongs on the endangered species list. Or responding to record rainfall and flooding as if we are in the middle of a drought.

    Because we can't be honest about Jewish Power, we are overcome with anxiety.

    According to globo-homo Inversality, poor whites have 'white privilege' whereas even Jews who fund AIPAC are the most innocent nobodies. That's the state of power dynamics in the world we live in.
    , @Lot
    Little overstated but basically all correct.
  41. Perfect ending.

    Of course, Jews being Jews, most do not fear that adding another 20 million Mohammedans to the US could ever hurt Jews. First, being Jews means that even atheist Jews are certain deep down that being the Chosen Race means that God is required to save them from themselves. Second, they know that demography means that a larger number of white Christians than of Jews will be destroyed by Mohammedan rampaging, and that to most Jews is worth a good deal of discomfort to a few Jews. Third, they have faith that the Anglo-Zionist Empire is forever, and WASP culture was born to serve the globalist aspirations of Jews – a kind of anti-Rome, if you will.

  42. Anonymous[185] • Disclaimer says:

    Indeed, the same species of political myopia seems to affect the billionaires’ fan club masturbation society in-house comic, The Economist magazine.

    Importing unlimited hordes of third workers into white nations, (and only white nations mind you), goody-goody gumdrops!

    But the fact that the vast multitude of dirt-poor paupers which The Economist desperately seeks to import will *inevitably* lead to permanent Marxist confiscatory government, seems strangely to elude those Capitalists’ professional brownnosers.

    • Replies: @AnotherDad

    But the fact that the vast multitude of dirt-poor paupers which The Economist desperately seeks to import will *inevitably* lead to permanent Marxist confiscatory government, seems strangely to elude those Capitalists’ professional brownnosers.
     
    Libertarians as well. These open border libertarians are not really libertarian but actually promoting some sort of socialism where a shared asset of people in nice nations is redistributed to whomever can grab it.

    But beyond that these phony "libertarians" are simply incapable of grasping that any level of libertarianism depends precisely on having people who actually value that and see it as "fair". That's basically only going to be in nations with Anglo-Saxon traditions and where enough of the populace is on board with those traditions to maintain them.
  43. @Northeast
    Was watching some clips of American life in the 1950s on Youtube. Cripes....look what we have lost! Look at this cesspool we now live in. My elderly parents are, unfortunately, catching a glimpse of the coming collapse of the West in their final years.

    This is something I suspected to live through, but had thought it would come in the autumn of my life, not that of my older family members.

    It has been coming a very long time. It cannot be avoided without widespread repentance for all the rebellions against Christendom, which means that people must turn against the political, moral, and religious tides of Modernism that is pro-everything but Christendom and the peoples of historic Christendom.

  44. …in spite of anti-Semitism being far more verboten in Europe than the United States…

    https://diversitymachtfrei.wordpress.com/2019/02/11/44-of-gilets-jaunes-think-there-is-a-zionist-conspiracy-on-a-global-scale/

    44% of people who call themselves Gilets Jaunes believe there is a Zionist conspiracy at a global level, compared to “only” 22% in the general population.

  45. 1. Interesting how the only people who don’t have a problem with white male supremacy are white males. that tells you something right there

    2. Ms. Omar is a victim of white male supremacy. If she hadn’t been soaked in the acidic hate soup of American racist culture she would not have misspoken

    3. white males are dangerous https://www.upi.com/Top_News/US/2019/02/13/Ex-boyfriend-arrested-in-connection-to-Valerie-Reyess-death/1651550046809/ Is it any wonder that women do not want to date them

    • Agree: fish
    • Replies: @MarkinLA
    Funny Tiny. The killer was an illegal alien from Venezuela. He must be white if he is the perp, right?

    https://www.breitbart.com/crime/2019/02/12/report-illegal-immigrant-confesses-killing-woman-found-suitcase/
  46. Good article

    Small typo: It’s “Glenn” not “Greg” Greenwald

  47. A trend I’ve noticed among college students (mostly among girls) is the wearing of winter hats even indoors. I once asked one why she was doing that, and she replied simply, “I didn’t have time to wash my hair today.” Another student confirmed that this is the usual reason.

    • Replies: @Buffalo Joe
    Elsewhere, they should wear their hair in dreads or rastaf style, never need to wash it.
  48. If White conservatives had any sense, they would encourage this discussion as a way to drive a wedge between Muslims and Jews in the Democratic party.

    But of course, White conservatives are clueless.

    • Replies: @Simply Simon
    I don't think the Jews in the Democratic party are Orthodox, no they are clearly secular. As to the Muslims they take Islamism and Sharia law seriously. But they are willing to go along and get along until the time is ripe to make their influence more pronounceable. No, I don't think there is much conservatives can do to create a wedge between the two groups.
    , @nsa
    "........drive a wedge between the Muslims and the Jews........".
    The cock cutters vs the clit cutters?
    , @Citizen of a Silly Country
    They'll have a common enemy - us - to hold them together for a very long time. It'll be a good generation or two before the White Menace is gone. Then they can turn to killing each other.
  49. @Dave Pinsen
    This was from the early ‘70s.

    https://twitter.com/historyinmoment/status/1095296733867925504?s=21

    Are the Beach Boys allowed in LA anymore?

  50. Hence, many liberals Jews are… beginning to question their self-satisfied assumption that importing more Muslims would be good for the Jews.

    Cite needed

    • Replies: @Mr. Anon


    Hence, many liberals Jews are… beginning to question their self-satisfied assumption that importing more Muslims would be good for the Jews.
     
    Cite needed
     
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_New_Colossus

    Employed whenever and wherever possible.
  51. By the way, I’m struck by how much Rep. Omar, who is quite pretty for a member of Congress

    Yes, Omar is pretty young for a Congress Creature and so therefore young and pretty (for a Congress Creature). Steve used to quote this line by Evelyn Waugh(?), which I can’t find anymore, but it basically went that as a conservative he hoped to see the world divided into a collection of dozens of thriving, mutually antagonistic nation-states. Meaning, the central irony of our political disposition is that we tend to most vehemently fight those who are sometimes closest to us in our actual values- namely conservative nationalists from other countries, cultures, religions and races. Fully saving Finland from globohomo would ironically mean a world where I’d be much more likely to get beaten up in a Helsinki bar for acting like an ugly American.

    So- tight young skin? Yeah. Pretty smile? Yeah. Full, sensuous lips? I guess. But what makes me go (momentarily) weak in the knees for Rep. Omar is here is a woman given enormous personal political power and she is NOT using it to undermine HER OWN culture, NOT using it to undermine HER OWN religion, NOT using it to undermine HER OWN menfolk. She is fighting heroically for HER OWN (HER OWN just happens not to be MY OWN). (Momentary) Swoon.

    • Replies: @anon
    Jews fight heroically for their people, they just use behind the scenes methods to do so, because it is much more effective.
    Black politicians are simply too corrupt to be effective, but mob rule and the terror of rape, robbery and murder are enormously effective.
  52. @Tyrion 2

    Omar’s snark set off a berserk reaction among politicians because nobody is allowed to mention that, on average, Jews give more money to politicians than do members of other ethnic groups. People just can’t go around noticing who the politicians’ biggest donors are.
     
    Can we have some appreciation for Trump - an only just billionaire - who, nevertheless, gave as much to his own campaign as the top 4 Democratic donors combined?

    Did Trump’s money cause white Protestants to be overrepresented among political donors?

    • Replies: @Tyrion 2
    Considering the many white Protestants with a lot more money than him who don't donate what is even chump change to them, I simply think Trump's generosity and sense of patriotism should be lauded.

    For example, Jezz Bezos made more money on a number of single days last year than Trump's entire election campaign cost.

    If donating political money buys you great influence, I guess Bezos hates influence. But if it is more often civic generosity, then what is wrong with the underepresented white Protestant billionaires? Actually, either way, what is wrong with them?

    Anyway, the real tragedy of Trump seems to be that he has had to attempt to do so much with relatively miniscule effective support. Those hardy few who have helped are clearly exceptional.
  53. I’ve said it before, and I’ll say it again: We’ve reached “Peak Jew.” (Btw, just because a group is no longer at their apex, it doesn’t mean that they’re not still on top.)

    It’s one thing to manipulate and control a people (on particular topics such as Israel and immigration) who look like you, think like you, have similar cultural values as you and, generally, like you. It’s quite another to maintain authority over people who don’t look like you, who belong to another tribe (and know it), don’t think like you, have very different cultural values and, generally, despise you.

    In the first case, it’s a bit like having a loving and obedient labrador. In the second case, it’s like having a vicious pit bull that you keep on a choke collar in one hand and a taser in the other for protection.

    That said, my bet is that Jews will manage to keep a lid on the smarter/more wild factions of the Dems (Indians, Asians and Muslims) for quite some time. But it will be a struggle and will become harder over time.

  54. @Dave Pinsen
    This was from the early ‘70s.

    https://twitter.com/historyinmoment/status/1095296733867925504?s=21

    Not sure whether your implied message is “this is what we’ve lost” or if it’s “look how far back in time the rot goes.”

    My personal interpretation of that photo is the latter. Those short-shorts-sporting thots would be old women already. Hindsight may be 20/20, but I think many wise people 50 years ago could have reasonably predicted how degenerate 2019 society would be based on the degeneracy already very apparent back then.

    • Agree: sayless
    • Replies: @Clive Beaconsfield
    The 70’s in many ways were the low point of American public morality. In at least few respects (attitudes toward sex with minors, say), we’ve improved since then.
    , @Mr. Anon

    Hindsight may be 20/20, but I think many wise people 50 years ago could have reasonably predicted how degenerate 2019 society would be based on the degeneracy already very apparent back then.
     
    I don't think anybody predicted it then, or could have.
  55. @ethelred the...
    The Brofo!!

    Brothers sodomizing younger sisters seems to be a thing if not an outright tradition in Muslim families. Muslim women refrain from snitching out of fear of becoming the victim of an honor killing or being shunned by the extended family. Also, Muslim culture automatically blames young women for their sexual abuse.

  56. Liberals used to deploy the term “wrapping yourself in the flag” as a taunt – an insult. Now they embrace the idea, literally.

  57. @Anonymous
    https://twitter.com/AOC/status/1092210825228636161

    https://twitter.com/PopChassid/status/1092219347429396480

    https://twitter.com/AOC/status/1092227273682550784

    https://twitter.com/saikatc/status/1092229114143141889

    https://twitter.com/mkoplow/status/1092230000965750784

    https://twitter.com/AOC/status/1095400443562344454

    https://twitter.com/CityBureaucrat/status/1095418717708734465

    Corbyn’s long, documented history of anti-Semitism=Corbyn’s long, documented history of sympathy for dispossessed Palestinians

  58. @Desiderius

    Hence, many liberals Jews are... beginning to question their self-satisfied assumption that importing more Muslims would be good for the Jews.
     
    Cite needed

    Hence, many liberals Jews are… beginning to question their self-satisfied assumption that importing more Muslims would be good for the Jews.

    Cite needed

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

    Employed whenever and wherever possible.

  59. @Anon
    The conservative Power Line blog authored by some Minnesota attorneys and a journalist/UC Berkeley academic has had dozens and dozens of posts criticizing Omar over the years, including the good possibility that she married a Somali in 2002, had three children, married her brother in 2009, and brought him to the U.S. They repeatedly said that the local paper refused to look into what would be bigamy plus immigration fraud. Here's one of their earliest posts on the subject:

    https://www.powerlineblog.com/archives/2016/08/ilhan-omar-her-back-pages.php

    Inputting "ilhan" in their site search box will bring up page after page of subsequent posts.

    It's such a weird accusation that, given that the local media is ignoring it, you're inclined to write it off as a nutty conspiracy theory. But the Power Line guys are a sober, respectable group of guys whose podcast I listen to, so ... I don't know what to think.

    Whether or not these accusations are true, they remind me of the Obama birth certificate thing: a cucked, ridiculous, wasteful attempt to delegitimize a toxic politician who should best be delegitimized through far more direct means. Are we really ok with anti-white Muslim Somalis in our government as long as they aren’t bigamous or guilty of immigration fraud? I know I’m not.

    Removing Omar from office or even our country would not even come close to fixing anything. Politicians like her and Obama are nothing but a symptom of our cultural rot.

    • Replies: @Pericles
    How would you suggest Obama to be directly delegitimized?
    , @jb
    I think this is less about delegitimizing Ilhan Omar than delegitimizing the media. If you can force everyone to acknowledge that one particular immigrant politician is a lying fraud, well there are still going to be a lot of people who'll say "but that's just one, I'm sure the rest are good". But if you could force everyone to acknowledge that the media systematically ignores evidence of wrongdoing by members of the Left's favored victim groups that would be considerably bigger win. Given Ilhan Omar's current high profile, conclusively proving the accusations against her would be a major step in that direction, so the story is definitely worth pursuing.
  60. @countenance
    A few points:

    (1) I don't think AIPAC is a powerful lobby as such. I think its perceived power comes from having a parasitic relationship with the actually powerful military-industrial complex lobby like the remora has with the shark.

    (2) I think the purpose of Jewish donorism to both actual political candidates and one level below them think tanks really isn't to buy a pro-Israel policy from the United States, because the United States would be pro-Israel regardless for a few other reasons. I think the real purpose of Jewish donorism is to rooster block gentile-led populist and nationalist political ambitions.

    (3) Gradually, then suddenly, the American mainstream left developed its own JQ. As far as that goes, they're catching up to the European mainstream left, which, in spite of anti-Semitism being far more verboten in Europe than the United States, ironically has never been in love with Jews or Israel.

    One point: you are wrong. AIPAC clearly is a powerful lobbying organization. They are, in fact, a foreign agent. And while they don’t directly donate money to candidates, as Omar said, they coordinate the donation of money to candidates. They marshall large and small strategic resources toward electing the candidates that they want. And they are not the only organization that makes up the pro-Israel lobby. There are many others with the fortunes of many billionaires backing them up.

    By the way: It isn’t raining. You’re just pissing on us.

    https://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=Don%27t%20piss%20on%20my%20leg%20and%20tell%20me%20it%27s%20raining.

  61. @countenance
    A few points:

    (1) I don't think AIPAC is a powerful lobby as such. I think its perceived power comes from having a parasitic relationship with the actually powerful military-industrial complex lobby like the remora has with the shark.

    (2) I think the purpose of Jewish donorism to both actual political candidates and one level below them think tanks really isn't to buy a pro-Israel policy from the United States, because the United States would be pro-Israel regardless for a few other reasons. I think the real purpose of Jewish donorism is to rooster block gentile-led populist and nationalist political ambitions.

    (3) Gradually, then suddenly, the American mainstream left developed its own JQ. As far as that goes, they're catching up to the European mainstream left, which, in spite of anti-Semitism being far more verboten in Europe than the United States, ironically has never been in love with Jews or Israel.

    anti-Semitism being far more verboten in Europe than the United States,

    Is this even true? Germany, sure, but Germany is not “Europe.”

  62. I don’t like the social expectation that a women heading into her late 30s and has a couple of kids needs to look “hot.”

    Everyone should strive to not be fat but I don’t think married women or men need should be expected to be toned with firm butts.

    Once you have kids entering puberty its time to let vanity go, lose the yoga pants and wear stylish clothes that hide your flaws.

    • Replies: @Jack Hanson
    Women should age gracefully, but men should look like they're ready to fight a battle at any time. Getting older is no excuse.
    , @Jenner Ickham Errican
    I disagree. “Be Best”
  63. Hence, many liberals Jews are only now beginning to question their self-satisfied assumption that importing more Muslims would be good for the Jews.

    Organized Diasporan Jewry in the USA pushes mass legal immigration and illegal immigration as a way to attack and destroy the European Christian ancestral core of the USA.

    The Third Worlders imported by the JEW/WASP ruling class of the USA will not slavishly support Israel the way that European Christian Americans do. This is particularly true about British Protestant evangelicals in the Southern states. The evangelicals provide the Israel First votes and the GOP billionaire Jew donors provide the loot — that explains the support for Israel in the GOP.

    Trump puts the interests of Israel ahead of the interests of the United States for the billionaire GOP Jew donor loot from guys like Shelly Adelson and the evangelical vote in the Southern states.

    Tweets from 2015:

  64. @Buzz Mohawk
    Sorry, I don't play hasbara pong.

    https://i.skyrock.net/8508/30608508/pics/1952572067_1.gif

    Quite right. These commenters like Tyrion 2 and Lot don’t argue in good faith. Just bring up the Liberty incident or Jonathan Pollard to see what their real agenda is. Or just notice some sociological fact that is a matter of record, for that matter. They are simply partisan propagandists, promoting their own particular ethnic agenda. We don’t need to engage with them at all. We already know what they think; what they think blasts out at us from the media 24/7. We should just go our own way – carry on our own conversations – without any reference to them.

    • Replies: @Tyrion 2
    They say that it is pointless trying to engage with someone on an intellectual level who is 20 IQ points lower. I feel that with you it is much more than that. Since I am an average type of guy and so probably 100, I guess you're about 50. Do you struggle to operate door handles?
  65. @Tyrion 2
    Can you explain what this anti-BDS law actually does?

    oops. I hit the wrong button. I meant to agree with Buzz Mohowk. darn!

    • Replies: @Hail
    Little known Unz Review comment-system fact:

    You can change your 'Agree/Disagree/LOL/Troll' by waiting till your allotment refreshes and clicking another. So an 'Agree' can be replaced by a 'Disagree,' a 'LOL' or a 'Troll.'

    (Once you make one endorsement [as Ron Unz calls these buttons] of a comment, though, you cannot totally withdraw it, only change it. I have tested this by turning a 'Disagree' to a 'Troll' and back to a 'Disagree.')

  66. It is quite normal for people to congregate around themselves and attempt to be heard more loudly as a group. It’s America, although we may be headed for Amurka or Ameirrica.
    One should remember that there will always (hopefully)be division of ideologies and (hopefully) discussion. Perhaps the MSM that seems to increasingly push DIVISION and HATE will fade but I doubt it in light of the CIA’s control of MSM. After all, they are the Pro’s when it comes to regime change. Too bad that they won’t be defunded and disbanded.

  67. Hence, many liberals Jews are only now beginning to question their self-satisfied assumption that importing more Muslims would be good for the Jews.

    How about the importation of Amerindians and Mestizos?

    These Amerindian and Mestizo creatures don’t look like they give a damn about Israel.

    That treasonous rat Teddy Cruz is pushing mass legal immigration and Texas may go to the Democrat Party in the next decade or so, but Teddy Cruz and the vast majority of Israel First Jews in the USA still push mass legal immigration.

    Is Teddy Cruz pushing for the mass deportation of all illegal alien invaders in the USA? I doubt it!

    Trump is a politician puppet whore for billionaire GOP Jew donor Shelly Adelson. Shelly Adelson and Trump push mass legal immigration. If mass legal immigration brings in Third Worlders who won’t support Israel, is that good for the Jews?

    These people may not give a damn about Israel and they may politically control Texas in a decade or so:

  68. @Dave Pinsen
    This was from the early ‘70s.

    https://twitter.com/historyinmoment/status/1095296733867925504?s=21

    Those were the days, my friend. We thought they’d never end.

  69. Every FAB in a hijab – that ought to intensify the war on Beckys something awful. It will genuinely be something when White women in this country finally realize just how much non-whites hate them, just for, generally speaking, being prettier.

    Am I the only one who wonders why Jews contribute so much money to politicians, a form of free speech according to SCOTUS, when the politicians they favor are perniciously anti free speech, regardless of Party affiliation? Some weird meta-form of Jewish self loathing? As also the support for immigration, when they have to know those immigrants seriously do not have warm cuddly feelings for, well anybody, but especially Jews?

  70. Sunglasses and wristwear are very big status-signallers in the Affluent Muslim Woman community.

    Maybe, post-Sharia-takeover, more women will look like this:

  71. Forget Omar. Joe Biden is the hoary father figure we need to lead the fight against the White patriarchy.

  72. Anonymous[426] • Disclaimer says:

    mobilize a Coalition of the Margins comprising identity groups—such as blacks, transgenders, Muslims, and Jews—who don’t have much to unite them other than their resentment of old-fashioned Americans. …

    Poor word choice, Steve. “Resentment” implies that Whites have done something (wrong) that justifies resentment. It is like “grievance” in that way, albeit in a lesser degree.

    Learn from the Jews. They rarely use “grievances” or “resentment” to describe the motivations behind opposition toward, animosity toward, or criticism of them. Instead, it is “hate” or “anti-Semitism.”

    • Replies: @Jenner Ickham Errican
    Steve has it right. No need to imitate the duplicitous. For most on the left, it’s not real burning hate—they are afflicted with more of a “Hate us ‘cause they ain’t us” envy. Of course, that hate-envy is just as dangerous as the former.
  73. I think American women are starting to get into the idea that when the Muslims take over, they can throw their yoga pants away.

    It’s mostly in the delivery, but this is one of your funniest lines ever, to me! Yeah, only 5% of women who wear yoga pants SHOULD be wearing them. I wonder what those hot ones will have to say about the changes – tighter burkas?

    They won’t have to diet or workout or worry about their hair anymore. They’ll just wear hijabs and concentrate on doing their makeup adroitly so they look exotic and hot.

    Or they can have just slits and simply worry about what shade contacts to wear. If nothing else good comes out of this, women will FINALLY be on time to appointments … I mean, depending on the trains and buses … cause, you know, … no driving and all that. It’ll be a more punctual, traffic-friendly country. I for one, welcome our Somalian overlords.

    (I look forward to reading the Takimag article, Steve – gotta go for now.)

    • Replies: @Flip
    And not being able to divorce their husbands so easily while being subjected to potentially easy divorce by their husbands will tend to keep them in line. Adding up to another three wives would as well.
  74. 1. Invade
    2. Invite
    3. Incite(to hate whitey)
    4. Insult(for seeing Jews as super-whitey)

  75. What Omar said about AIPAC was Tru-Semitic. Truth about Jewish Power. Just Ask the Palestinians.

  76. Some Scottish guy named MacDonald makes an excellent point about the evangelicals getting just about none of their moral and cultural policies pushed in Swamp City DC but they do get the ISRAEL FIRST stuff pushed in Swamp City DC.

    Is this because the forces of ISRAEL FIRST treason use the evangelical vote as a fig leaf to hide the power of the Jew donors and Jew media owners?

    Kevin MacDonald can be counted on to use his Scottish discernment powers to bring things into better focus.

    Look at ISRAEL FIRST Jew Ham Saban and ISRAEL FIRST Harpy Hillary Clinton:

    • Replies: @follyofwar
    And Hillary's daughter (some are not sure that it's Bill's) married a Jew. So has Ivanka, who converted to Orthodox and had her sons circumcised. Trump's two older sons also married Jews. So did Caroline Kennedy. And then there's Prez hopeful Kamala Harris, married to a Jew with two grown step-children, but none of her own.

    I recently saw a hilarious video about Kamala by a black comedian/commenter. He said that Kamala has no chance of winning the WH because blacks will never vote for a race traitor. OTOH, Obama, perhaps thinking ahead, married a black woman. Without the black vote, he said, a Democrat can't win, which is pretty common knowledge. Something for the D's to think about.

    I'm not convinced, however, that Evangelicals have no power. John Hagee's Christians United for Israel are nothing more than Netanyahu's Useful Idiots, but, without them, no Republican could be elected POTUS.

    , @Corvinus
    "Look at ISRAEL FIRST Jew Ham Saban and ISRAEL FIRST Harpy Hillary Clinton"

    Perhaps you neglected to NOTICE, but check out Comment 182. Clearly, Trump is about ISRAEL FIRST.

    Furthermore, a good deal of evangelicals voted for Trump--despite his own repeated immoral conduct that supposedly they abhor.

    So, how is your campaign for running for political office coming?
  77. @Dave Pinsen
    This was from the early ‘70s.

    https://twitter.com/historyinmoment/status/1095296733867925504?s=21

    Various datapoints, viewed from the distance of nearly fifty years now, seem to align and suggest the early 1970s as Peak USA.

    I understand the median White American living as of early 2019 was b.1974, and at some point in coming months it will roll over to the median White American being b.1975. Which is to say, most of us (the living) missed out on Peak USA. And yet still the warm glow of the peak lasted for many years to come. The glow for the first time looks distinctly dim, to many, partly chronicled at iSteve over the 2000s and 2010s.

    • Replies: @Mr. Anon

    Various datapoints, viewed from the distance of nearly fifty years now, seem to align and suggest the early 1970s as Peak USA.
     
    I agree. I would place the peak in the years 1969 to 1976 - the Moon landing to the Bicentennial. There was a lot of good feeling in the country surrounding the bicentennial; the country was at peace and reasonably happy with itself. The 80s weren't bad, and even the 90s weren't so bad, although the rot was setting in. By the time of Bush the Younger (Lesser, Dumber, etc.), it became plain that the wheels were coming off.
    , @Hypnotoad666

    Various datapoints, viewed from the distance of nearly fifty years now, seem to align and suggest the early 1970s as Peak USA.
     
    I am inclined to agree.

    Ironically, at the time, the national zeitgeist was supposedly one of disillusionment and malaise over Vietnam, Watergate, oil crisis, etc.

    But really, Detente and the end of the Vietnam War (for us, anyway) had taken a lot of the Cold War angst out of the culture. The country was very young demographically and the 60's counterculture had mellowed and dissolved out to the masses as a sort of groovy have-fun ethos. A young blue-collar worker could still make enough money to rent a good apartment and buy a big, ugly Mustang.

    Definitely an underrated time period, especially compared to the obnoxiously over-hyped 1960's.
    , @The Last Real Calvinist

    Various datapoints, viewed from the distance of nearly fifty years now, seem to align and suggest the early 1970s as Peak USA.
     
    So disco really did ruin everything, much as we Gen Xers realized in retrospect.
  78. @Anon
    The conservative Power Line blog authored by some Minnesota attorneys and a journalist/UC Berkeley academic has had dozens and dozens of posts criticizing Omar over the years, including the good possibility that she married a Somali in 2002, had three children, married her brother in 2009, and brought him to the U.S. They repeatedly said that the local paper refused to look into what would be bigamy plus immigration fraud. Here's one of their earliest posts on the subject:

    https://www.powerlineblog.com/archives/2016/08/ilhan-omar-her-back-pages.php

    Inputting "ilhan" in their site search box will bring up page after page of subsequent posts.

    It's such a weird accusation that, given that the local media is ignoring it, you're inclined to write it off as a nutty conspiracy theory. But the Power Line guys are a sober, respectable group of guys whose podcast I listen to, so ... I don't know what to think.

    It’s a stretch to call an organization conservative when it has aggressive Never Trumpers writing for them. At this point you cannot pretend to be conservative and also anti Trump.

  79. @countenance
    A few points:

    (1) I don't think AIPAC is a powerful lobby as such. I think its perceived power comes from having a parasitic relationship with the actually powerful military-industrial complex lobby like the remora has with the shark.

    (2) I think the purpose of Jewish donorism to both actual political candidates and one level below them think tanks really isn't to buy a pro-Israel policy from the United States, because the United States would be pro-Israel regardless for a few other reasons. I think the real purpose of Jewish donorism is to rooster block gentile-led populist and nationalist political ambitions.

    (3) Gradually, then suddenly, the American mainstream left developed its own JQ. As far as that goes, they're catching up to the European mainstream left, which, in spite of anti-Semitism being far more verboten in Europe than the United States, ironically has never been in love with Jews or Israel.

    in spite of anti-Semitism being far more verboten in Europe than the United States

    It’s really ANXI-Semitism, or anxiety(totally warranted) about Jewish Power.

    The real problem with Jewish Power is not that it is powerful. Power can be checked if criticized. It’s that Jews are sacred and can’t be criticized. When the most powerful group has protected status, the result is protected supremacism, the most dangerous kind. It’s like treating a rich person as a poor one. Or like pretending that a swarm of locusts belongs on the endangered species list. Or responding to record rainfall and flooding as if we are in the middle of a drought.

    Because we can’t be honest about Jewish Power, we are overcome with anxiety.

    According to globo-homo Inversality, poor whites have ‘white privilege’ whereas even Jews who fund AIPAC are the most innocent nobodies. That’s the state of power dynamics in the world we live in.

    • Agree: follyofwar
  80. @Anonymous
    https://twitter.com/AOC/status/1092210825228636161

    https://twitter.com/PopChassid/status/1092219347429396480

    https://twitter.com/AOC/status/1092227273682550784

    https://twitter.com/saikatc/status/1092229114143141889

    https://twitter.com/mkoplow/status/1092230000965750784

    https://twitter.com/AOC/status/1095400443562344454

    https://twitter.com/CityBureaucrat/status/1095418717708734465

    Just who is Michael Tracey, anyway?

    He is good, but also one of those whose Twitter-cart is way before his IRL-horse. Very little info on him online. He simply tags himself “roving journalist.”

    Michael Tracey [Verified account] @mtracey
    6 minutes ago

    There’s something so condescending and arrogant in the assumption that a Somali-American refugee has to understand the convoluted “tropes” that offend these successful, mainstream, influential people, but they have no obligation to “understand” her perfectly valid viewpoint

    • Replies: @Lot
    He's in the Jill Stein/Tulsi group of the far right's favorite far leftists.

    They don't have a great name to describe them, but might be called Young Chomskys.
    , @Charles Pewitt
    Michael Tracey is a damn puppy dog dope who overthinks everything.

    This Michael Tracey guy was concerned about the proper time to allow after George HW Bush croaked to give an honest and true depiction of what shady things Bushy #1 did and was involved in.

    My thought was to start pounding on that globalizer bastard George HW Bush as soon as I heard or saw that he had kicked the bucket.

    George HW Bush would have probably thought it was funny for somebody to eschew the formalities about attacking the departed so soon after they expired. John McCain would have laughed too. I hated both George HW Bush and McCain, but they had a sense of humour -- a crappy one, but they had it.
  81. @Tyrion 2
    Perhaps a line about Somali politicians can be added to this old joke?

    Hell is where the police are German, the cooks are English, the mechanics are French, the lovers are Swiss, and it is all organised by the Italians”

    Tyron, “and where the Somalis set the clock back every hour.”

  82. @Northeast
    Was watching some clips of American life in the 1950s on Youtube. Cripes....look what we have lost! Look at this cesspool we now live in. My elderly parents are, unfortunately, catching a glimpse of the coming collapse of the West in their final years.

    This is something I suspected to live through, but had thought it would come in the autumn of my life, not that of my older family members.

    My elderly parents are, unfortunately, catching a glimpse of the coming collapse of the West in their final years.

    Hard to feel any sympathy for them. They were the generation that oversaw the destruction, and silently stood by.

    Now, the smart white people are preparing while the clueless majority march towards the slaughter like sheep.

    • Replies: @Corvinus
    "Now, the smart white people are preparing while the clueless majority march towards the slaughter like sheep."

    So what makes you one of these "smart white people"? Furthermore, are not your fellow whites also part of this "clueless majority march"? If so, that is an anti-white statement.

    It's not who we are.
  83. @Tyrion 2
    Perhaps a line about Somali politicians can be added to this old joke?

    Hell is where the police are German, the cooks are English, the mechanics are French, the lovers are Swiss, and it is all organised by the Italians”

    Hell is Somalia?

    Nice and simple. Somalians are a hopelessly retarded people. While I may be somewhat racist, I can think of decent people from every race…. except somalians.

    Every single somalian is stupid, slow, thuggish, and generally dead weight on humanity that should be quarantined and left to starve in their native shithole. I can’t speak lowly enough about them.

    • Replies: @Anonymous
    Sorry, but you've got that wrong.

    Somalis are anything *but* retarded.

    They are the absolute masters of gaming whitey's immigration and welfare systems. Think about it, if 'smarts' actually matter for anything in life, surely, parasitism - getting some other dumb bastard to do all the work for you - is the way to go. After all, the world belongs to the bacteria - who will be here when Sapiens are long gone - and not to us.

    The real retards are The Economist whipped western political class who framed these sub-nematode brained immigration laws. And perhaps the white voters who keep voting the retards in.
    , @Anonymous
    I've never met any of these people. What makes them worse than the average African?
  84. @Hail
    Various datapoints, viewed from the distance of nearly fifty years now, seem to align and suggest the early 1970s as Peak USA.

    I understand the median White American living as of early 2019 was b.1974, and at some point in coming months it will roll over to the median White American being b.1975. Which is to say, most of us (the living) missed out on Peak USA. And yet still the warm glow of the peak lasted for many years to come. The glow for the first time looks distinctly dim, to many, partly chronicled at iSteve over the 2000s and 2010s.

    Various datapoints, viewed from the distance of nearly fifty years now, seem to align and suggest the early 1970s as Peak USA.

    I agree. I would place the peak in the years 1969 to 1976 – the Moon landing to the Bicentennial. There was a lot of good feeling in the country surrounding the bicentennial; the country was at peace and reasonably happy with itself. The 80s weren’t bad, and even the 90s weren’t so bad, although the rot was setting in. By the time of Bush the Younger (Lesser, Dumber, etc.), it became plain that the wheels were coming off.

    • Replies: @Flip
    You think so? I remember social turmoil from the draft and the Vietnam War and then high inflation and gas shortages.
    , @Reg Cæsar
    https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=pJ3ugB74UNU
    , @Desiderius
    Don Cornelius does beat the hell out of Tennessee Coates, so there’s that.
    , @Lagertha
    While on a sailboat, in the NYC harbor, I would suggest 1976-1986 (before Reagan started to have cognitive impairment) as peak time.
    https://binged.it/2SP80re

    https://binged.it/2N3s2sH

  85. @Northeast
    Was watching some clips of American life in the 1950s on Youtube. Cripes....look what we have lost! Look at this cesspool we now live in. My elderly parents are, unfortunately, catching a glimpse of the coming collapse of the West in their final years.

    This is something I suspected to live through, but had thought it would come in the autumn of my life, not that of my older family members.

    Popular wisdom would have it that the 1950’s were a time when conservative values prevailed. Nothing could be further from the truth.

    The fifties saw the introduction of television into every home. This was a radical, unprecedented development in human history. For the first time someone uninvited, some foreign consciousness was autonomously functioning in the very bosom of your home and it was relentless. It could go on nonstop. Even if you were in the next room, you couldn’t help but subconsciously hear its drone.

    Prior to television, human interaction was face to face. Communicating meant that you were half of a give and take dialogue–even when you spoke over the telephone. But television is different. It talks and projects and you listen and watch. It’s one way. And that simple distinction has altered the consciousness of all of us.

    • Agree: Desiderius
    • Replies: @Northeast
    The seeds of cultural collapse are difficult to pinpoint. They are deposited unseen & early. The apex of Americal civic culture was the 1950s IMO. That did not mean that the rot was not lurking already....it always is.

    Can you imagine America 2019 calling upon its citizens nationwide to study science in its schools to engage in the space race with the Soviets like was asked by Ike & Kennedy? America is currently much more concerned with legalizing weed & casinos being dropped into every state.

    I suppose the libertarians think this is progress.
  86. What Shepard Fairey always brings to mind:

  87. @Tyrion 2
    Perhaps a line about Somali politicians can be added to this old joke?

    Hell is where the police are German, the cooks are English, the mechanics are French, the lovers are Swiss, and it is all organised by the Italians”

    The joke works because those people are good at certain things, but put in the wrong chair. What are Somalis good at?

    • Agree: res
  88. Steve, is that “impact of a single liar” study you mentioned worth its own iSteve post?


    https://www.researchgate.net/publication/330778188_Conditional_dishonesty

    I found this tweet in the thread to be incredibly depressing:


    This is why we can’t have nice things.

    Anyone have any idea why the tweeter added Eliezer Yudkowsky in the reply?

    • Replies: @Tyrion 2
    99% of modern politics seems to be stating that the people you don't like are cheating on civilised norms and that this justifies cheating back.

    This ties into Rene Girard's theories of mimesis and competition. He argued that societies went through these spirals and only settled after sacrificing a scapegoat. Dramatic historical examples of scapegoats include the Armenians (Ottomans), the successful farmers (USSR), the educated people (Khmer Rouge) etc.

    Basically, the competing groups of "cheaters" would find a sub-group to lay all of the blame on, and then punish them.

    The surviving members of the sacrificed scapegoats would, in the aftermath, be rendered holy and this would continue through the next cycle because their death would have brought social peace.

    Being a Catholic, he saw the Christian telling of the scapegoating of Jesus, the son of God, as a way to end this cycle as its ritualisation, through the drinking of the blood, Easter and so on, would satisfy this need instead. It built on and improved on the core function of the Abraham and Isaac story.

    Of course, for this to be true, it was also necessary for him to, not unreasonably, hold that ritualisation and even "play" could serve to satisfy the weird needs arising out of human social interaction.

    I found his explanations pretty convincing but please be aware that I read his stuff a while ago and I will not have been able to do it justice. Also, I suspect this is why the tweeter added Mr Yudkowsky in the reply.
  89. anonymous[192] • Disclaimer says:

    It’s interesting that in this coalition of the fringe the Muslim contingent that’s being sold to us is not real Islam at all but a leftist shell. Islam here seems to be represented by women whereas in Islamic countries that wouldn’t be the case at all except for some exceptional slots but that wouldn’t be considered typical. Also, championing transsexuals would be a bizarre notion in an Islamic country yet over here we’ve got Omar worried about some weirdo powerlifter. It’s a fake image of Islam that’s being promoted to the gullible. And yes, the next spin is that their restrictive clothing is actually liberating in that they no longer have to feel the need to keep up in the looks department. After all, yoga and jogging are just so taxing for women who work full-time jobs. Just apply a lot of face paint and you’re ready to go. There’ll be a lot of Benjamins for Omar once she learns to play the game and read off her script.

    • Agree: Ghost of Bull Moose
  90. Newly elected Somali Muslim Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-Mogadishu)

    Lately of Minnesota’s 5th Congressional District:

    Population (2016): 708,082
    Median income: $63,202

    Ethnicity
    67.39% White
    16.64% Black
    6.05% Asian
    8.81% Hispanic
    1.23% Native American

    The seat was held by Martin Sabo (1938-2016), of typical Minnesota Norwegian stock, from Jan. 1979 to Jan. 2007, at which time the seat passed to light-skinned Black Keith Ellison (b.1963), a Muslim convert (converted from Catholicism, early 1980s) and longtime Nation of Islam’er.

    The seat was given to Keith Ellison presumably to finally allow a historically oppressed Nonwhite a chance against entrenched Minnesota racism.

    How did Ellison actually get in? See MN-5 Democratic primary, 2006:

    Keith Ellison 29,003 41.2%
    Mike Erlandson 21,857 31.1%
    Ember Reichgott Junge 14,454 20.5%
    Paul Ostrow 3,795 5.4%

    He squeaked by in the primary against two White men and a White woman, at least two of the latter being Lutherans (Junge and Ostrow) and the third and White frontrunner, Erlandson (b.1964), the chief of staff for Rep. Sabo (from 1993 to 2007), has a Scandinavian name. (Erlandson would clearly have been the better representative given his experience, but was Joe Crowley’ed out.)

    As the district is a D Lock, Ellison ‘won’ with, in fact, only around 6% of the adult citizen vote via the June 2006 primary.

    Knowing nothing else on that race in mid 2006, I assume a monolithic Black vote for Ellison (up to one-fourth of Dem. primary voters may have been Black) and a heavy Asian+Hispanic vote for the Nonwhite candidate, foreshadowing the 2008 Presidential General when another educated Black with at-least-vague ties to Islam repeated the same on grander scale.

    That MN-5 Dem Primary Coalition of the Fringes alone, in mid 2006, would still not have been enough to deliver the nomination to Nation-of-Islam’er Ellison given White unity in MN-5, though. The difference will have been Jews and White virtue-signallers defecting to Ellison to…”finally give a historically oppressed Nonwhite a chance against entrenched Minnesota racism.”

    Ellison moved on in 2016, but the seat is now seemingly reserved as a Nonwhite seat, hence the promotion of dubious character Ilhan Omar (b.1981, Somalia).

    Presidential election results in MN-5:

    2008 Obama 74–24%
    2012 Obama 74–24%
    2016 Clinton 74–19%

    Unlike the rest of Minnesota, which had a big swing towards Trump and was within 1% of the popular vote of delivering its EVs to him, the MN-5th District swung towards a little towards Hillary in 2016.

    • Replies: @Lot
    The bright side is having Ilhan Omar and Ellison (now state AG) as the face of young MN Democrats rather than Erlandson and Junge speeds up the GOP shift.

    Iowa shifted to the GOP incredibly fast. It went from safe non-competitive Obama in 2012 to Safe Trump in 2016. Wasn't even a swing state for one election. The only other example of this I think was WV.
    , @Reg Cæsar

    The seat was held by Martin Sabo (1938-2016), of typical Minnesota Norwegian stock, from Jan. 1979 to Jan. 2007...
     
    In 1992, he crushed a black businesswoman in the general election. Particularly in the blacker districts. (No precinct in Minnesota at the time had more than 64%.)

    Not surprising-- her mantra was "personal responsibility". (The "Labor" in "DFL" is mostly for show.)

    Sabo would pull out his middle name during election season, just so everybody knew: Martin Olav Sabo.
    , @George
    It is noteworthy that the district which Omar became a state representative was represented by the same Jewish lady for 44 years. Omar got amazingly lucky when Ellison fell victim to some sort of morales challenge. This is similar to Ocasio Cortez winning a surprise primary election victory against some Irishish guy that was also in office for too long. Both Omar and Ocasio Cortez seem at least to be smart and well organized.
  91. @Tyrion 2
    Can you explain what this anti-BDS law actually does?

    It is mostly symbolic and supportive of local laws.

    Between watering it down to get passed and the First Amendment, it is the strongest we cam expect. And Pelosi isn’t going to let it come up for a vote in the House.

    The GOP is united behind Israel. Dems are now about 55/45 split in favor. They saw what happened to Corbyn and Labour and want no part of it. Though of course it is inevitable.

    • Agree: Tyrion 2
    • Replies: @istevefan
    I still don't get the fuss about BDS. From what I've heard BDS is a joke and has no material effect on Israel. In fact most people would never even had heard of BDS if it were not for all the effort to try to ban BDS.
    , @Anonymous

    They saw what happened to Corbyn and Labour and want no part of it.
     
    What happened to Corbyn and Labour?
    , @Mr. Anon

    Between watering it down to get passed and the First Amendment, it is the strongest we cam expect.
     
    Pretty clear who you mean by "we". The rest of us - who don't belong to your tribe - have zero interest in supporting laws that suppress our civil liberties. Civil liberties you seem quite happy to s**t all over.
  92. Omar was being far more clever than you give her credit with her “all about the Benjamins” comment. It was a double entendre referencing *Benjamin Netanyahu.* No other reason to quote an outdated cheesedoodle pop lyric.

  93. @Hail

    Newly elected Somali Muslim Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-Mogadishu)
     
    Lately of Minnesota's 5th Congressional District:

    Population (2016): 708,082
    Median income: $63,202

    Ethnicity
    67.39% White
    16.64% Black
    6.05% Asian
    8.81% Hispanic
    1.23% Native American
     

    The seat was held by Martin Sabo (1938-2016), of typical Minnesota Norwegian stock, from Jan. 1979 to Jan. 2007, at which time the seat passed to light-skinned Black Keith Ellison (b.1963), a Muslim convert (converted from Catholicism, early 1980s) and longtime Nation of Islam'er.

    The seat was given to Keith Ellison presumably to finally allow a historically oppressed Nonwhite a chance against entrenched Minnesota racism.

    How did Ellison actually get in? See MN-5 Democratic primary, 2006:


    Keith Ellison 29,003 41.2%
    Mike Erlandson 21,857 31.1%
    Ember Reichgott Junge 14,454 20.5%
    Paul Ostrow 3,795 5.4%
     
    He squeaked by in the primary against two White men and a White woman, at least two of the latter being Lutherans (Junge and Ostrow) and the third and White frontrunner, Erlandson (b.1964), the chief of staff for Rep. Sabo (from 1993 to 2007), has a Scandinavian name. (Erlandson would clearly have been the better representative given his experience, but was Joe Crowley'ed out.)

    As the district is a D Lock, Ellison 'won' with, in fact, only around 6% of the adult citizen vote via the June 2006 primary.

    Knowing nothing else on that race in mid 2006, I assume a monolithic Black vote for Ellison (up to one-fourth of Dem. primary voters may have been Black) and a heavy Asian+Hispanic vote for the Nonwhite candidate, foreshadowing the 2008 Presidential General when another educated Black with at-least-vague ties to Islam repeated the same on grander scale.

    That MN-5 Dem Primary Coalition of the Fringes alone, in mid 2006, would still not have been enough to deliver the nomination to Nation-of-Islam'er Ellison given White unity in MN-5, though. The difference will have been Jews and White virtue-signallers defecting to Ellison to..."finally give a historically oppressed Nonwhite a chance against entrenched Minnesota racism."

    Ellison moved on in 2016, but the seat is now seemingly reserved as a Nonwhite seat, hence the promotion of dubious character Ilhan Omar (b.1981, Somalia).

    Presidential election results in MN-5:


    2008 Obama 74–24%
    2012 Obama 74–24%
    2016 Clinton 74–19%
     
    Unlike the rest of Minnesota, which had a big swing towards Trump and was within 1% of the popular vote of delivering its EVs to him, the MN-5th District swung towards a little towards Hillary in 2016.

    The bright side is having Ilhan Omar and Ellison (now state AG) as the face of young MN Democrats rather than Erlandson and Junge speeds up the GOP shift.

    Iowa shifted to the GOP incredibly fast. It went from safe non-competitive Obama in 2012 to Safe Trump in 2016. Wasn’t even a swing state for one election. The only other example of this I think was WV.

    • Replies: @UrbaneFrancoOntarian

    Iowa shifted to the GOP incredibly fast. It went from safe non-competitive Obama in 2012 to Safe Trump in 2016.
     
    Sure, and then in 2018 3/4 House seats went to the Dems and the Republican governor only narrowly won.

    Never underestimate the stupidity of the average white voter.
  94. @countenance
    A few points:

    (1) I don't think AIPAC is a powerful lobby as such. I think its perceived power comes from having a parasitic relationship with the actually powerful military-industrial complex lobby like the remora has with the shark.

    (2) I think the purpose of Jewish donorism to both actual political candidates and one level below them think tanks really isn't to buy a pro-Israel policy from the United States, because the United States would be pro-Israel regardless for a few other reasons. I think the real purpose of Jewish donorism is to rooster block gentile-led populist and nationalist political ambitions.

    (3) Gradually, then suddenly, the American mainstream left developed its own JQ. As far as that goes, they're catching up to the European mainstream left, which, in spite of anti-Semitism being far more verboten in Europe than the United States, ironically has never been in love with Jews or Israel.

    Little overstated but basically all correct.

  95. @Arclight
    I've been wondering about this for awhile - Democrats (as pointed out, with a major financial assist from Jewish donors) have been electing more and more people who don't actually like Jews, and certainly are not as enamored with Israel as the typical GOPer. At what point will we see a meaningful impact on donations?

    A friend of mine is a huge Israel booster and a pretty committed Democrat. But in conversation about politics, there are two issues where they diverge from the party that their family (who also has a lot of money) has supported for decades: Israel and the 2nd amendment. Their spouse (also Jewish) is a full on Trump supporter and NRA member incidentally, and doesn't really care about Israel. Made the mandatory visit as a 20 something and never wants to go back.

    “Their spouse (also Jewish) is a full on Trump supporter and NRA member incidentally, and doesn’t really care about Israel. Made the mandatory visit as a 20 something and never wants to go back.”

    He may start caring if Israel ever is seriously threatened.

    “But in conversation about politics, there are two issues where they diverge from the party that their family (who also has a lot of money) has supported for decades: Israel and the 2nd amendment.”

    Dem office holders are still solidly Israel. The BDS vote and moving the embassy was engineered to split Dems. But on things like military aid, they vote something like 200-6 in favor of Israel in the House and 50-0 in the Senate.

    • Replies: @Tyrion 2

    Dem office holders are still solidly Israel. The BDS vote and moving the embassy was engineered to split Dems.
     
    Yes. I believe this is it.

    I also found the following article quite informative on this strange anti-BDS legislation. I really didn't understand what it was about.

    https://www.bloombergquint.com/view/anti-bds-bill-approved-by-senate-avoids-first-amendment-questions#gs.YYZXU7qo

    Anyway, judging by the UK Labour party supporters' reactions to their movement now being tarnished with association with anti-Semitism, it may well work.

    It seems that the British right wing found a few real elements of anti-Semitism on the left, levelled the accusation again and again, and watched the stupider elements of the left almost embrace it in reaction. This has now horrified the rest of the left and kept their movement, that had real, amazing momentum, distracted for an entire year. It hasn't been particularly good for Jews, as it has created a few real anti-Semites on the left, but it has been pretty good for the British right. I am not personally enamoured with these types of games but I have enjoyed watching the progressives being hoisted on their own petard nonetheless.

    I've also had a number of progressive goodthinkers tell me, I suppose as a show of support, that they won't vote Labour in these circumstances. The last time it was sparked by an over-excited Labour activist posting a meme about Netanyahu being Hitler on Facebook on my friend's feed. Said goodthinker wasn't sympathetic to Israel but was clearly turned off by the hyperbolic and obviously mean-spirited comparison.

    I'm not saying this was all planned out and perhaps my explanation above is far too cynical, but it is a description of the process that has unfolded.

    Anyway, it seems it isn't generally a good idea to style oneself as one's enemies pragmatically choose to portray you. You lose friends pretty fast and your movement grinds to a standstill. Who'd have known...

    , @Svigor
    QFT.
    , @istevefan

    The BDS vote and moving the embassy was engineered to split Dems.
     
    It was not engineered to split the Dems. It was about delivering to their supporters. And they came through like they always do. If only the GOP base could get the same devotion.

    PS. If you want to harm the democrats you need to split off from them the people most likely to support our positions. Namely, there is around 44 percent of the White vote that still votes for the openly anti-White party. I'd say at least a third to a half of them could probably agree with our positions,but don't because they are either not informed due to MSM programming, or they are virtual signaling for social gain.

    If you split off the Jewish vote from the democrats you will obviously hurt their fundraising. However, the last time we took into the party a bunch of renegade left-wing Jews it did not work out well. We got invade-the-world-invite-the-world on steroids. I am concerned that if the democrat Jewish vote up and left for the GOP, they would not suddenly become immigration restrictionists like us. But rather they would push the GOP to support looser immigration even more than the Chamber of Commerce has.

    Since I don't see the majority of Jews ever abandoning politics and just staying on the sideline, I don't see how to split them from the democrats without it backfiring on us. Either they stay with the democrats and keep the status quo, or they join the GOP and totally transform that party to suit their views.

  96. Anonymous[749] • Disclaimer says:

    Israel Lobby’s idea of good faith on the anti-BDS legislation:

    “Yes, sure, we tried to outright strip Americans of their First Amendment rights in the first draft of the bill. But you caught us, and now we have “watered down” some of our harsher demands. For now. So you should be happy. Remember we are your friends!”

  97. “All about the Benjamin’s” was technically a biggie song. Although I think the puff daddy version with rob zombie was a better version of it.

    I welcome the coming Islamization, if only that it bans yoga pants and forces women to put some clothes on. Maybe we can codify the ban through existing indecent exposure laws? Or maybe we can fight the yoga pant offense by popularizing them among men. Then eveyones genitals would be on display for the world to see. It would be a regression of civic discourse, but at least it would level the sexual playing field. At the moment it is culturally acceptable for women to wear yoga pants in public while it is unacceptable for me to call them immodest whores.

  98. @Dave Pinsen
    This was from the early ‘70s.

    https://twitter.com/historyinmoment/status/1095296733867925504?s=21

    This looks like a staged photo for Ford’s Mustang. But your point is well-taken.

    • Replies: @Alfa158
    That could have been a pretty typical scene on cruise nights on Van Nuys boulevard back then. It used to draw a lot of young people. I shake my head now over how much gas it took my friend to drive his ‘Cuda with a built 440 and dual quads on a tunnel ram, from the Beach Cities to the Valley and back on cruise night.
  99. @res
    Steve, is that "impact of a single liar" study you mentioned worth its own iSteve post?
    https://twitter.com/ValerioCapraro/status/1093882644885049344
    https://www.researchgate.net/publication/330778188_Conditional_dishonesty

    I found this tweet in the thread to be incredibly depressing:
    https://twitter.com/ic4rus1/status/1094964174147518464
    This is why we can't have nice things.

    Anyone have any idea why the tweeter added Eliezer Yudkowsky in the reply?

    99% of modern politics seems to be stating that the people you don’t like are cheating on civilised norms and that this justifies cheating back.

    This ties into Rene Girard’s theories of mimesis and competition. He argued that societies went through these spirals and only settled after sacrificing a scapegoat. Dramatic historical examples of scapegoats include the Armenians (Ottomans), the successful farmers (USSR), the educated people (Khmer Rouge) etc.

    Basically, the competing groups of “cheaters” would find a sub-group to lay all of the blame on, and then punish them.

    The surviving members of the sacrificed scapegoats would, in the aftermath, be rendered holy and this would continue through the next cycle because their death would have brought social peace.

    Being a Catholic, he saw the Christian telling of the scapegoating of Jesus, the son of God, as a way to end this cycle as its ritualisation, through the drinking of the blood, Easter and so on, would satisfy this need instead. It built on and improved on the core function of the Abraham and Isaac story.

    Of course, for this to be true, it was also necessary for him to, not unreasonably, hold that ritualisation and even “play” could serve to satisfy the weird needs arising out of human social interaction.

    I found his explanations pretty convincing but please be aware that I read his stuff a while ago and I will not have been able to do it justice. Also, I suspect this is why the tweeter added Mr Yudkowsky in the reply.

    • Agree: Desiderius
    • Replies: @res
    Thanks!
    , @Thea
    Fascinating idea
    , @Tex

    The surviving members of the sacrificed scapegoats would, in the aftermath, be rendered holy and this would continue through the next cycle because their death would have brought social peace.
     
    Armenians are treated with reverence in Turkey these days?

    I guess Indians (feather not dot) get rather exaggerated respect in the USA, but we're not Turks. I think Jews have it way better than Injuns in the US and the worst that happened to Jews in America was that they had to earn their livings. We're a lot more likely to bomb Damascus, Syria than Custer, SD.

    This whole "survivors become holy" thing seems a little too hit-or-miss to support Mr. Girard's assertions.
  100. @Dieter Kief
    Great picture, thanks! Heartwarming.


    "It's like you standing in the window / Of a house nobody lives in / And I'm sitting in the car /
    Across the way/ It's an early model Chevrolet..."

    Jackson Browne, Late for the Sky.

    Jackson Browne wrote many great songs. Late for the Sky is one of his best.

  101. @Hail
    Just who is Michael Tracey, anyway?

    He is good, but also one of those whose Twitter-cart is way before his IRL-horse. Very little info on him online. He simply tags himself "roving journalist."


    Michael Tracey [Verified account] @mtracey
    6 minutes ago

    There's something so condescending and arrogant in the assumption that a Somali-American refugee has to understand the convoluted "tropes" that offend these successful, mainstream, influential people, but they have no obligation to "understand" her perfectly valid viewpoint
     

    He’s in the Jill Stein/Tulsi group of the far right’s favorite far leftists.

    They don’t have a great name to describe them, but might be called Young Chomskys.

  102. @Hail

    Newly elected Somali Muslim Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-Mogadishu)
     
    Lately of Minnesota's 5th Congressional District:

    Population (2016): 708,082
    Median income: $63,202

    Ethnicity
    67.39% White
    16.64% Black
    6.05% Asian
    8.81% Hispanic
    1.23% Native American
     

    The seat was held by Martin Sabo (1938-2016), of typical Minnesota Norwegian stock, from Jan. 1979 to Jan. 2007, at which time the seat passed to light-skinned Black Keith Ellison (b.1963), a Muslim convert (converted from Catholicism, early 1980s) and longtime Nation of Islam'er.

    The seat was given to Keith Ellison presumably to finally allow a historically oppressed Nonwhite a chance against entrenched Minnesota racism.

    How did Ellison actually get in? See MN-5 Democratic primary, 2006:


    Keith Ellison 29,003 41.2%
    Mike Erlandson 21,857 31.1%
    Ember Reichgott Junge 14,454 20.5%
    Paul Ostrow 3,795 5.4%
     
    He squeaked by in the primary against two White men and a White woman, at least two of the latter being Lutherans (Junge and Ostrow) and the third and White frontrunner, Erlandson (b.1964), the chief of staff for Rep. Sabo (from 1993 to 2007), has a Scandinavian name. (Erlandson would clearly have been the better representative given his experience, but was Joe Crowley'ed out.)

    As the district is a D Lock, Ellison 'won' with, in fact, only around 6% of the adult citizen vote via the June 2006 primary.

    Knowing nothing else on that race in mid 2006, I assume a monolithic Black vote for Ellison (up to one-fourth of Dem. primary voters may have been Black) and a heavy Asian+Hispanic vote for the Nonwhite candidate, foreshadowing the 2008 Presidential General when another educated Black with at-least-vague ties to Islam repeated the same on grander scale.

    That MN-5 Dem Primary Coalition of the Fringes alone, in mid 2006, would still not have been enough to deliver the nomination to Nation-of-Islam'er Ellison given White unity in MN-5, though. The difference will have been Jews and White virtue-signallers defecting to Ellison to..."finally give a historically oppressed Nonwhite a chance against entrenched Minnesota racism."

    Ellison moved on in 2016, but the seat is now seemingly reserved as a Nonwhite seat, hence the promotion of dubious character Ilhan Omar (b.1981, Somalia).

    Presidential election results in MN-5:


    2008 Obama 74–24%
    2012 Obama 74–24%
    2016 Clinton 74–19%
     
    Unlike the rest of Minnesota, which had a big swing towards Trump and was within 1% of the popular vote of delivering its EVs to him, the MN-5th District swung towards a little towards Hillary in 2016.

    The seat was held by Martin Sabo (1938-2016), of typical Minnesota Norwegian stock, from Jan. 1979 to Jan. 2007…

    In 1992, he crushed a black businesswoman in the general election. Particularly in the blacker districts. (No precinct in Minnesota at the time had more than 64%.)

    Not surprising– her mantra was “personal responsibility”. (The “Labor” in “DFL” is mostly for show.)

    Sabo would pull out his middle name during election season, just so everybody knew: Martin Olav Sabo.

  103. @Anonymous
    https://twitter.com/AOC/status/1092210825228636161

    https://twitter.com/PopChassid/status/1092219347429396480

    https://twitter.com/AOC/status/1092227273682550784

    https://twitter.com/saikatc/status/1092229114143141889

    https://twitter.com/mkoplow/status/1092230000965750784

    https://twitter.com/AOC/status/1095400443562344454

    https://twitter.com/CityBureaucrat/status/1095418717708734465

    One of the interesting subtexts in this whole drama has been watching Jewish progressives with otherwise impeccable anti-Zionist and/or anti-AIPAC credentials (such as Max Berger or Batya Ungar Sargon – whose tweeted exchanges w Omar set off this whole thing) trying to ride the PoC/Coalition of the Ascendant Tiger into combat with the Pale Stale Male who, they swear, is the only bearer of anti-Jewish sentiment. And yet for all that, still they get smacked down by the likes of Tracey, Mehdi Hassan and other far-left pundits for insufficient obeisance towards the Hijabbed Apex of the New Hierarchy.

    Then again, progressive American Jews likely view anti-Semitism through a parochial lens wherein stormtroopers and cossacks are the only plausible threats to them, with scant interest in the historical tribulations of MENA Jews living among the PoC.

    After all, an Uzi-toting Yemenite in some West Bank trailer park is as appealing as a gap-toothed deplorable from eastern Kentucky, only he has swarthier skin.

    A fork in the road lies ahead.

  104. @Lot
    It is mostly symbolic and supportive of local laws.

    Between watering it down to get passed and the First Amendment, it is the strongest we cam expect. And Pelosi isn't going to let it come up for a vote in the House.

    The GOP is united behind Israel. Dems are now about 55/45 split in favor. They saw what happened to Corbyn and Labour and want no part of it. Though of course it is inevitable.

    I still don’t get the fuss about BDS. From what I’ve heard BDS is a joke and has no material effect on Israel. In fact most people would never even had heard of BDS if it were not for all the effort to try to ban BDS.

    • Replies: @Anonymous
    Lmao. The juice are ideological, not practical. They are so determined to make gains for themselves that they appear practical- right up until the moment any other reasonable people would say, "okay this seems like a good place to stop before we make everyone mad."

    They will not allow one voice to object. Not one. They will send in the tanks on every single whisper that questions their authority.
    , @Tyrion 2
    Every time that the Republicans manage to provoke some Democrat into saying something stupid, the Republicans gain votes from the mainstream. The right isn't talking endlessly about Ilhan Omar's Tweets because they think it will help the Dems with the average voter! just as the left didn't endlessly mischaracterise Steve King's comments because they thought it'd help the Republicans.

    The problem, in 2016, for the Dems was that they'd been getting high on their own supply; so when Trump said things that were actually pretty innocuous the Dems broadcast them all over the place in faux outrage and looked stupid. At least, to those who had other sources of information.

    Oh no, Trump made a kind-hearted joke about Jewish donors! Oh no, Trump said many chicks dig celebrity billionaires! Oh no, Trump said that Mexico has a crime problem but that there are obviously still good people. The biggest problem for Trump was when the alt right took the media's characterisation semi-seriously and a handful of over-excited nitwits brandished swastika signs in Charlottesville.


    The game seems to be: brand your opponents as something obnoxious, wait for a handful of over-excited idiots on their side to embrace it and then broadcast it endlessly.
    , @Svigor
    Jews take a very nip-it-in-the-bud approach.* They figure, and perhaps rightly so, that if they take BDS seriously and try to stamp it out and fail, they may have a serious problem brewing.

    *Can also be seen as Jewish princess-and-the-pea syndrome; Jews have been getting their way forever, in everything, but one little thing out of place and they're screaming bloody murder, because that's just their personality profile (they're gonna be kvetching about something, and circumstances don't always provide something worth kvetching about).
    , @Hypnotoad666

    In fact most people would never even had heard of BDS if it were not for all the effort to try to ban BDS.
     
    If people want to have a dominatrix tie them up and force them to denounce Israel that's their business . . . . Or maybe I'm thinking of a different BDS movement. https://www.gq.com/story/bdsm-a-to-z
  105. Still, Omar seems to have been forgiven. She got her mind right, I take it.

    ‘…We appreciate Congresswoman Omar’s heartfelt apology…She has demonstrated genuine gratitude toward her Jewish allies for educating her on the painful history of anti-semitic tropes…’

    That’s the most viscerally humiliating grovel I’ve witnessed in recent history.

    Too, there’s a biting irony here. Whatever the shortcomings of Somalis, and whatever one’s reservations about them coming here, it would be absurd to deny Somalia is a miserable place, in which people suffer deeply and physically.

    Someone from there is expected to realize how painful it is to be a member of the most economically and politically privileged ethnic group in America. There, you’re a Somali — but at least you haven’t suffered the fate of American Jews.

    Not only is it all vicious and evil, it’s absurd.

  106. @Lot
    The bright side is having Ilhan Omar and Ellison (now state AG) as the face of young MN Democrats rather than Erlandson and Junge speeds up the GOP shift.

    Iowa shifted to the GOP incredibly fast. It went from safe non-competitive Obama in 2012 to Safe Trump in 2016. Wasn't even a swing state for one election. The only other example of this I think was WV.

    Iowa shifted to the GOP incredibly fast. It went from safe non-competitive Obama in 2012 to Safe Trump in 2016.

    Sure, and then in 2018 3/4 House seats went to the Dems and the Republican governor only narrowly won.

    Never underestimate the stupidity of the average white voter.

    • Replies: @Paleo Liberal
    I don’t know much about Iowa, but the recent resurgence of the Democratic Party next door in Wisconsin can be blamed squarely on the Republicans.

    Only extreme Gerrymandering allowed the Republicans to keep the state legislature. Democrats got 54% of the vote for 36% of the seats.

    Meanwhile, the Democrats won EVERY statewide office, and easily won a US Senate seat.

    The biggest vote getter for Republicans is the stupidity of the Democratic Party. The biggest vote getter for Democrats is the cupidity of the Republican Party. When the Republicans control everything, and blow it, voters will naturally turn to Democrats.

    Why did I vote for Democrats? Aside from being left of center, the GOP put up no candidates worth voting for. None. Congressman Pocan ran unopposed. Zero Republicans on the ballot for any local races. The statewide races were the worst group of Republicans on the ballot in my lifetime. Scott Walker was bad enough to turn my Republican wife solidly blue.
  107. ‘I still don’t get the fuss about BDS. From what I’ve heard BDS is a joke and has no material effect on Israel. In fact most people would never even had heard of BDS if it were not for all the effort to try to ban BDS.’

    If you’re in charge of making sure no one notices the emperor has no clothes, the last thing you can tolerate is a little boy running around shouting out the truth.

    For those who lie, the truth is intolerable. Those who speak it must be silenced.

  108. Anonymous[223] • Disclaimer says:
    @istevefan
    I still don't get the fuss about BDS. From what I've heard BDS is a joke and has no material effect on Israel. In fact most people would never even had heard of BDS if it were not for all the effort to try to ban BDS.

    Lmao. The juice are ideological, not practical. They are so determined to make gains for themselves that they appear practical- right up until the moment any other reasonable people would say, “okay this seems like a good place to stop before we make everyone mad.”

    They will not allow one voice to object. Not one. They will send in the tanks on every single whisper that questions their authority.

  109. @Lot
    "Their spouse (also Jewish) is a full on Trump supporter and NRA member incidentally, and doesn’t really care about Israel. Made the mandatory visit as a 20 something and never wants to go back."

    He may start caring if Israel ever is seriously threatened.

    "But in conversation about politics, there are two issues where they diverge from the party that their family (who also has a lot of money) has supported for decades: Israel and the 2nd amendment."

    Dem office holders are still solidly Israel. The BDS vote and moving the embassy was engineered to split Dems. But on things like military aid, they vote something like 200-6 in favor of Israel in the House and 50-0 in the Senate.

    Dem office holders are still solidly Israel. The BDS vote and moving the embassy was engineered to split Dems.

    Yes. I believe this is it.

    I also found the following article quite informative on this strange anti-BDS legislation. I really didn’t understand what it was about.

    https://www.bloombergquint.com/view/anti-bds-bill-approved-by-senate-avoids-first-amendment-questions#gs.YYZXU7qo

    Anyway, judging by the UK Labour party supporters’ reactions to their movement now being tarnished with association with anti-Semitism, it may well work.

    It seems that the British right wing found a few real elements of anti-Semitism on the left, levelled the accusation again and again, and watched the stupider elements of the left almost embrace it in reaction. This has now horrified the rest of the left and kept their movement, that had real, amazing momentum, distracted for an entire year. It hasn’t been particularly good for Jews, as it has created a few real anti-Semites on the left, but it has been pretty good for the British right. I am not personally enamoured with these types of games but I have enjoyed watching the progressives being hoisted on their own petard nonetheless.

    I’ve also had a number of progressive goodthinkers tell me, I suppose as a show of support, that they won’t vote Labour in these circumstances. The last time it was sparked by an over-excited Labour activist posting a meme about Netanyahu being Hitler on Facebook on my friend’s feed. Said goodthinker wasn’t sympathetic to Israel but was clearly turned off by the hyperbolic and obviously mean-spirited comparison.

    I’m not saying this was all planned out and perhaps my explanation above is far too cynical, but it is a description of the process that has unfolded.

    Anyway, it seems it isn’t generally a good idea to style oneself as one’s enemies pragmatically choose to portray you. You lose friends pretty fast and your movement grinds to a standstill. Who’d have known…

  110. @Hail

    Newly elected Somali Muslim Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-Mogadishu)
     
    Lately of Minnesota's 5th Congressional District:

    Population (2016): 708,082
    Median income: $63,202

    Ethnicity
    67.39% White
    16.64% Black
    6.05% Asian
    8.81% Hispanic
    1.23% Native American
     

    The seat was held by Martin Sabo (1938-2016), of typical Minnesota Norwegian stock, from Jan. 1979 to Jan. 2007, at which time the seat passed to light-skinned Black Keith Ellison (b.1963), a Muslim convert (converted from Catholicism, early 1980s) and longtime Nation of Islam'er.

    The seat was given to Keith Ellison presumably to finally allow a historically oppressed Nonwhite a chance against entrenched Minnesota racism.

    How did Ellison actually get in? See MN-5 Democratic primary, 2006:


    Keith Ellison 29,003 41.2%
    Mike Erlandson 21,857 31.1%
    Ember Reichgott Junge 14,454 20.5%
    Paul Ostrow 3,795 5.4%
     
    He squeaked by in the primary against two White men and a White woman, at least two of the latter being Lutherans (Junge and Ostrow) and the third and White frontrunner, Erlandson (b.1964), the chief of staff for Rep. Sabo (from 1993 to 2007), has a Scandinavian name. (Erlandson would clearly have been the better representative given his experience, but was Joe Crowley'ed out.)

    As the district is a D Lock, Ellison 'won' with, in fact, only around 6% of the adult citizen vote via the June 2006 primary.

    Knowing nothing else on that race in mid 2006, I assume a monolithic Black vote for Ellison (up to one-fourth of Dem. primary voters may have been Black) and a heavy Asian+Hispanic vote for the Nonwhite candidate, foreshadowing the 2008 Presidential General when another educated Black with at-least-vague ties to Islam repeated the same on grander scale.

    That MN-5 Dem Primary Coalition of the Fringes alone, in mid 2006, would still not have been enough to deliver the nomination to Nation-of-Islam'er Ellison given White unity in MN-5, though. The difference will have been Jews and White virtue-signallers defecting to Ellison to..."finally give a historically oppressed Nonwhite a chance against entrenched Minnesota racism."

    Ellison moved on in 2016, but the seat is now seemingly reserved as a Nonwhite seat, hence the promotion of dubious character Ilhan Omar (b.1981, Somalia).

    Presidential election results in MN-5:


    2008 Obama 74–24%
    2012 Obama 74–24%
    2016 Clinton 74–19%
     
    Unlike the rest of Minnesota, which had a big swing towards Trump and was within 1% of the popular vote of delivering its EVs to him, the MN-5th District swung towards a little towards Hillary in 2016.

    It is noteworthy that the district which Omar became a state representative was represented by the same Jewish lady for 44 years. Omar got amazingly lucky when Ellison fell victim to some sort of morales challenge. This is similar to Ocasio Cortez winning a surprise primary election victory against some Irishish guy that was also in office for too long. Both Omar and Ocasio Cortez seem at least to be smart and well organized.

    • Replies: @Chris Renner

    Omar got amazingly lucky when Ellison fell victim to some sort of morales challenge.
     
    That's not correct; the seat was open because Ellison decided to run for Minnesota Attorney General instead. And unfortunately, the voters didn't care that he beat up his girlfriend - he still won.
    , @J.Ross
    These remarkably lucky surprises are the foreign tide rising and they will only get more frequent.
  111. @Dave Pinsen
    This was from the early ‘70s.

    https://twitter.com/historyinmoment/status/1095296733867925504?s=21

    (Sigh)

  112. ” I’m struck by how much Rep. Omar, who is quite pretty for a member of Congress,”

    Jesus , Steve you need either you eyes or your head examined .

    On another topic : as I was picking my way through the soggy ground today avoiding other peoples muddy footsteps I got to thinking about Indian wilderness trails and how they are formed and how extensive a network they created . Were they just local game trails or was there an extensive network for trade and war , and how far could they travel on the trails . I assume they used waterways whenever they could but not always . I couldn’t find much online .

    • Replies: @Another Canadian
    Donut, check out the Great Indian Warpath:
    https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Great_Indian_Warpath
    , @Hereward
    Search for "Great Indian Warpath."
    , @Lowe
    I was counting the seconds before some faggot piped in with "no, she ain't pretty, neither!" Good job.
  113. Breitbart sez the Jewish Inquisition’s opinions of Omar be front page news:

    https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2019/02/13/local-jewish-leaders-staged-intervention-with-ilhan-omar-in-2018-very-troubled-by-the-answers-we-received/

    Breitbart promoting the collectivist concerns of White church leaders over a non-White’s anti-White racism when?

  114. @Anon
    The conservative Power Line blog authored by some Minnesota attorneys and a journalist/UC Berkeley academic has had dozens and dozens of posts criticizing Omar over the years, including the good possibility that she married a Somali in 2002, had three children, married her brother in 2009, and brought him to the U.S. They repeatedly said that the local paper refused to look into what would be bigamy plus immigration fraud. Here's one of their earliest posts on the subject:

    https://www.powerlineblog.com/archives/2016/08/ilhan-omar-her-back-pages.php

    Inputting "ilhan" in their site search box will bring up page after page of subsequent posts.

    It's such a weird accusation that, given that the local media is ignoring it, you're inclined to write it off as a nutty conspiracy theory. But the Power Line guys are a sober, respectable group of guys whose podcast I listen to, so ... I don't know what to think.

    Snopes has an article about Ilhan Omar’s brother… But it’s about whether he’s a terrorist who obtained 200 pounds of explosives with the intention of blowing up churches in Michigan. (Rating: False!)

    Was Ilhan Omar’s Brother Arrested with ‘200 Lbs. of Explosives’?

    They don’t bother addressing the far more widely circulated rumor that she married her brother.

  115. @Lot
    "Their spouse (also Jewish) is a full on Trump supporter and NRA member incidentally, and doesn’t really care about Israel. Made the mandatory visit as a 20 something and never wants to go back."

    He may start caring if Israel ever is seriously threatened.

    "But in conversation about politics, there are two issues where they diverge from the party that their family (who also has a lot of money) has supported for decades: Israel and the 2nd amendment."

    Dem office holders are still solidly Israel. The BDS vote and moving the embassy was engineered to split Dems. But on things like military aid, they vote something like 200-6 in favor of Israel in the House and 50-0 in the Senate.

    QFT.

  116. @istevefan
    I still don't get the fuss about BDS. From what I've heard BDS is a joke and has no material effect on Israel. In fact most people would never even had heard of BDS if it were not for all the effort to try to ban BDS.

    Every time that the Republicans manage to provoke some Democrat into saying something stupid, the Republicans gain votes from the mainstream. The right isn’t talking endlessly about Ilhan Omar’s Tweets because they think it will help the Dems with the average voter! just as the left didn’t endlessly mischaracterise Steve King’s comments because they thought it’d help the Republicans.

    The problem, in 2016, for the Dems was that they’d been getting high on their own supply; so when Trump said things that were actually pretty innocuous the Dems broadcast them all over the place in faux outrage and looked stupid. At least, to those who had other sources of information.

    Oh no, Trump made a kind-hearted joke about Jewish donors! Oh no, Trump said many chicks dig celebrity billionaires! Oh no, Trump said that Mexico has a crime problem but that there are obviously still good people. The biggest problem for Trump was when the alt right took the media’s characterisation semi-seriously and a handful of over-excited nitwits brandished swastika signs in Charlottesville.

    The game seems to be: brand your opponents as something obnoxious, wait for a handful of over-excited idiots on their side to embrace it and then broadcast it endlessly.

    • Replies: @Svigor
    Yeah, Trump's biggest problem is the alt-right. Not (((The Oligarchy))), (((Big Media))), the treacherous leftist judicial branch, the treacherous leftist state security apparatus, the Democrat party and their RINO allies, etc.
    , @Reg Cæsar
    Swastikas are so gay.
  117. In today’s race to be More Marginal Than Thou, Muslim Somalis tend not to be impressed by family stories of how great-grandfather had to found his own all-Jewish country club because he was blackballed by a WASP golf club.

    You don’t know the half of it, Steve.

    Some great-grandfathers arrived with just the clothes on their back and a tiny bundle of diamonds shoved up their tuchas.

    Others came with their families, enduring an arduous trip sitting in steerage ( ‘Listen, the price was right. What, I’m gonna pay second class for some treyf mystery stew at dinnertime? We’ll bring sandwiches already.’)

    Many of these people arrived with barely enough to buy a textiles factory and a very, very small apartment building in Flatbush.

    • LOL: Joseph Doaks
  118. @istevefan
    I still don't get the fuss about BDS. From what I've heard BDS is a joke and has no material effect on Israel. In fact most people would never even had heard of BDS if it were not for all the effort to try to ban BDS.

    Jews take a very nip-it-in-the-bud approach.* They figure, and perhaps rightly so, that if they take BDS seriously and try to stamp it out and fail, they may have a serious problem brewing.

    *Can also be seen as Jewish princess-and-the-pea syndrome; Jews have been getting their way forever, in everything, but one little thing out of place and they’re screaming bloody murder, because that’s just their personality profile (they’re gonna be kvetching about something, and circumstances don’t always provide something worth kvetching about).

  119. @Tyrion 2
    Every time that the Republicans manage to provoke some Democrat into saying something stupid, the Republicans gain votes from the mainstream. The right isn't talking endlessly about Ilhan Omar's Tweets because they think it will help the Dems with the average voter! just as the left didn't endlessly mischaracterise Steve King's comments because they thought it'd help the Republicans.

    The problem, in 2016, for the Dems was that they'd been getting high on their own supply; so when Trump said things that were actually pretty innocuous the Dems broadcast them all over the place in faux outrage and looked stupid. At least, to those who had other sources of information.

    Oh no, Trump made a kind-hearted joke about Jewish donors! Oh no, Trump said many chicks dig celebrity billionaires! Oh no, Trump said that Mexico has a crime problem but that there are obviously still good people. The biggest problem for Trump was when the alt right took the media's characterisation semi-seriously and a handful of over-excited nitwits brandished swastika signs in Charlottesville.


    The game seems to be: brand your opponents as something obnoxious, wait for a handful of over-excited idiots on their side to embrace it and then broadcast it endlessly.

    Yeah, Trump’s biggest problem is the alt-right. Not (((The Oligarchy))), (((Big Media))), the treacherous leftist judicial branch, the treacherous leftist state security apparatus, the Democrat party and their RINO allies, etc.

    • Replies: @Tyrion 2
    How can you not get that Democrats rub their hands with glee when a self-avowed Trump supporter brandishes a swastika?
  120. @Dieter Kief
    Great picture, thanks! Heartwarming.


    "It's like you standing in the window / Of a house nobody lives in / And I'm sitting in the car /
    Across the way/ It's an early model Chevrolet..."

    Jackson Browne, Late for the Sky.

    That’s “The Late Show” off the album Late for the Sky. Great song, great album.

  121. @Tyrion 2
    99% of modern politics seems to be stating that the people you don't like are cheating on civilised norms and that this justifies cheating back.

    This ties into Rene Girard's theories of mimesis and competition. He argued that societies went through these spirals and only settled after sacrificing a scapegoat. Dramatic historical examples of scapegoats include the Armenians (Ottomans), the successful farmers (USSR), the educated people (Khmer Rouge) etc.

    Basically, the competing groups of "cheaters" would find a sub-group to lay all of the blame on, and then punish them.

    The surviving members of the sacrificed scapegoats would, in the aftermath, be rendered holy and this would continue through the next cycle because their death would have brought social peace.

    Being a Catholic, he saw the Christian telling of the scapegoating of Jesus, the son of God, as a way to end this cycle as its ritualisation, through the drinking of the blood, Easter and so on, would satisfy this need instead. It built on and improved on the core function of the Abraham and Isaac story.

    Of course, for this to be true, it was also necessary for him to, not unreasonably, hold that ritualisation and even "play" could serve to satisfy the weird needs arising out of human social interaction.

    I found his explanations pretty convincing but please be aware that I read his stuff a while ago and I will not have been able to do it justice. Also, I suspect this is why the tweeter added Mr Yudkowsky in the reply.

    Thanks!

  122. @Hail
    Various datapoints, viewed from the distance of nearly fifty years now, seem to align and suggest the early 1970s as Peak USA.

    I understand the median White American living as of early 2019 was b.1974, and at some point in coming months it will roll over to the median White American being b.1975. Which is to say, most of us (the living) missed out on Peak USA. And yet still the warm glow of the peak lasted for many years to come. The glow for the first time looks distinctly dim, to many, partly chronicled at iSteve over the 2000s and 2010s.

    Various datapoints, viewed from the distance of nearly fifty years now, seem to align and suggest the early 1970s as Peak USA.

    I am inclined to agree.

    Ironically, at the time, the national zeitgeist was supposedly one of disillusionment and malaise over Vietnam, Watergate, oil crisis, etc.

    But really, Detente and the end of the Vietnam War (for us, anyway) had taken a lot of the Cold War angst out of the culture. The country was very young demographically and the 60’s counterculture had mellowed and dissolved out to the masses as a sort of groovy have-fun ethos. A young blue-collar worker could still make enough money to rent a good apartment and buy a big, ugly Mustang.

    Definitely an underrated time period, especially compared to the obnoxiously over-hyped 1960’s.

    • Replies: @Paleo Liberal
    I remember finding a copy of The NY Times from the early 1970s. It listed 1 BR apartments in the Greenwich Village neighborhood of Manhattan for about $150-200 month. These days that would be &2-4,000 for a 1 BR
  123. @UrbaneFrancoOntarian

    Iowa shifted to the GOP incredibly fast. It went from safe non-competitive Obama in 2012 to Safe Trump in 2016.
     
    Sure, and then in 2018 3/4 House seats went to the Dems and the Republican governor only narrowly won.

    Never underestimate the stupidity of the average white voter.

    I don’t know much about Iowa, but the recent resurgence of the Democratic Party next door in Wisconsin can be blamed squarely on the Republicans.

    Only extreme Gerrymandering allowed the Republicans to keep the state legislature. Democrats got 54% of the vote for 36% of the seats.

    Meanwhile, the Democrats won EVERY statewide office, and easily won a US Senate seat.

    The biggest vote getter for Republicans is the stupidity of the Democratic Party. The biggest vote getter for Democrats is the cupidity of the Republican Party. When the Republicans control everything, and blow it, voters will naturally turn to Democrats.

    Why did I vote for Democrats? Aside from being left of center, the GOP put up no candidates worth voting for. None. Congressman Pocan ran unopposed. Zero Republicans on the ballot for any local races. The statewide races were the worst group of Republicans on the ballot in my lifetime. Scott Walker was bad enough to turn my Republican wife solidly blue.

    • Replies: @Marty
    Is your wife a teacher?
  124. @Paleo Liberal
    I don’t know much about Iowa, but the recent resurgence of the Democratic Party next door in Wisconsin can be blamed squarely on the Republicans.

    Only extreme Gerrymandering allowed the Republicans to keep the state legislature. Democrats got 54% of the vote for 36% of the seats.

    Meanwhile, the Democrats won EVERY statewide office, and easily won a US Senate seat.

    The biggest vote getter for Republicans is the stupidity of the Democratic Party. The biggest vote getter for Democrats is the cupidity of the Republican Party. When the Republicans control everything, and blow it, voters will naturally turn to Democrats.

    Why did I vote for Democrats? Aside from being left of center, the GOP put up no candidates worth voting for. None. Congressman Pocan ran unopposed. Zero Republicans on the ballot for any local races. The statewide races were the worst group of Republicans on the ballot in my lifetime. Scott Walker was bad enough to turn my Republican wife solidly blue.

    Is your wife a teacher?

    • Replies: @Paleo Liberal
    No, but she is a state employee. I won’t mention her job, but where she works actually turns a profit and makes money for the state.

    Walker took away any union protection she had from an abusive boss, and we took a hit with her salary and benefits.

    The turnover rate is bad, and many good workers left. Her workplace is rather crucial. What they do has a large effect on the health and safety of the people of Wisconsin.
  125. @Hail
    Just who is Michael Tracey, anyway?

    He is good, but also one of those whose Twitter-cart is way before his IRL-horse. Very little info on him online. He simply tags himself "roving journalist."


    Michael Tracey [Verified account] @mtracey
    6 minutes ago

    There's something so condescending and arrogant in the assumption that a Somali-American refugee has to understand the convoluted "tropes" that offend these successful, mainstream, influential people, but they have no obligation to "understand" her perfectly valid viewpoint
     

    Michael Tracey is a damn puppy dog dope who overthinks everything.

    This Michael Tracey guy was concerned about the proper time to allow after George HW Bush croaked to give an honest and true depiction of what shady things Bushy #1 did and was involved in.

    My thought was to start pounding on that globalizer bastard George HW Bush as soon as I heard or saw that he had kicked the bucket.

    George HW Bush would have probably thought it was funny for somebody to eschew the formalities about attacking the departed so soon after they expired. John McCain would have laughed too. I hated both George HW Bush and McCain, but they had a sense of humour — a crappy one, but they had it.

  126. @Lot
    "Their spouse (also Jewish) is a full on Trump supporter and NRA member incidentally, and doesn’t really care about Israel. Made the mandatory visit as a 20 something and never wants to go back."

    He may start caring if Israel ever is seriously threatened.

    "But in conversation about politics, there are two issues where they diverge from the party that their family (who also has a lot of money) has supported for decades: Israel and the 2nd amendment."

    Dem office holders are still solidly Israel. The BDS vote and moving the embassy was engineered to split Dems. But on things like military aid, they vote something like 200-6 in favor of Israel in the House and 50-0 in the Senate.

    The BDS vote and moving the embassy was engineered to split Dems.

    It was not engineered to split the Dems. It was about delivering to their supporters. And they came through like they always do. If only the GOP base could get the same devotion.

    PS. If you want to harm the democrats you need to split off from them the people most likely to support our positions. Namely, there is around 44 percent of the White vote that still votes for the openly anti-White party. I’d say at least a third to a half of them could probably agree with our positions,but don’t because they are either not informed due to MSM programming, or they are virtual signaling for social gain.

    If you split off the Jewish vote from the democrats you will obviously hurt their fundraising. However, the last time we took into the party a bunch of renegade left-wing Jews it did not work out well. We got invade-the-world-invite-the-world on steroids. I am concerned that if the democrat Jewish vote up and left for the GOP, they would not suddenly become immigration restrictionists like us. But rather they would push the GOP to support looser immigration even more than the Chamber of Commerce has.

    Since I don’t see the majority of Jews ever abandoning politics and just staying on the sideline, I don’t see how to split them from the democrats without it backfiring on us. Either they stay with the democrats and keep the status quo, or they join the GOP and totally transform that party to suit their views.

    • Replies: @Tyrion 2
    It isn't the Jewish vote they are courting. They are trying to provoke examples of anti-Semitism; something 98% of people don't like. It has played out exactly this way in the UK, to hilarious effect.

    Watching a black Labour MP accuse the Labour party of institutional racism anti-Semitism has been cathartic. It'd be better if they were correctly identified as anti-native, but Jews always seem to be the Canary in the coalmine so hopefully it is a sign of greater things to come.
    , @Lot
    "if the democrat Jewish vote up and left for the GOP, they would not suddenly become immigration restrictionists like us"

    Valid concern. However, the share of the white vote the GOP needs to win elections just keeps going up. It was I think 63% in 2016, will be higher in 2020. There isn't any obvious way of doing this without moving left somewhere. We can't rely on Dems always nominating Hillary quality candidates.

    My preferred left movements are on tariffs and taxing the rich. The GOPe wants to go left on culture, social and identity issues.

    The GOP is already doing everything it reasonablly can to attract Jewish voters. A big wave of Jewish voters moving to the GOP is unlikely. Instead it will be a slow movement of an additional percentage or two a cycle.
    , @Lot
    " If only the GOP base could get the same devotion."

    The GOP base loves Israel. Part of the reason is that it obviously upsets and divides the left.

    This is an unfortunate aspect of modern US politics, where both sides view trolling the other side as important. Trump keeps owning the libz on twitter and pleasing the base without delivering on policy.

    The left does the same. 16 years of Obama and Clinton saw unions decline and inequality increase. Upper class blacks got appointed to corporate boards and government, 98% of blacks fell behind.
    , @Whiskey
    No voting our way out of this. Demographics alone of those already here insure this.

    Cutting the money and organizing energy out of them leaves Kamala Harris and Ocasio Cortez as the leaders without money or a smart cadre.

    Those White voters will always be anti White. Think of the as Brie Larson types or Soros among Jews.

    No hates or funds anti Usrael stuff more than Soros. He wants Israel destroyed so he pick up the offshore gas fields cheap.
  127. @donut
    " I’m struck by how much Rep. Omar, who is quite pretty for a member of Congress,"

    Jesus , Steve you need either you eyes or your head examined .

    On another topic : as I was picking my way through the soggy ground today avoiding other peoples muddy footsteps I got to thinking about Indian wilderness trails and how they are formed and how extensive a network they created . Were they just local game trails or was there an extensive network for trade and war , and how far could they travel on the trails . I assume they used waterways whenever they could but not always . I couldn't find much online .

    Donut, check out the Great Indian Warpath:
    https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Great_Indian_Warpath

    • Replies: @donut
    Thanks that was facinating , thanks to @Hereward too . So from scanning the entry I get the impression that one could go from Alabama or Florida to the NE US . I wonder if anyone has analyzed the extent of the trade , like they did in the old world . Any way thanks .
  128. @istevefan
    I still don't get the fuss about BDS. From what I've heard BDS is a joke and has no material effect on Israel. In fact most people would never even had heard of BDS if it were not for all the effort to try to ban BDS.

    In fact most people would never even had heard of BDS if it were not for all the effort to try to ban BDS.

    If people want to have a dominatrix tie them up and force them to denounce Israel that’s their business . . . . Or maybe I’m thinking of a different BDS movement. https://www.gq.com/story/bdsm-a-to-z

  129. @donut
    " I’m struck by how much Rep. Omar, who is quite pretty for a member of Congress,"

    Jesus , Steve you need either you eyes or your head examined .

    On another topic : as I was picking my way through the soggy ground today avoiding other peoples muddy footsteps I got to thinking about Indian wilderness trails and how they are formed and how extensive a network they created . Were they just local game trails or was there an extensive network for trade and war , and how far could they travel on the trails . I assume they used waterways whenever they could but not always . I couldn't find much online .

    Search for “Great Indian Warpath.”

  130. @Hypnotoad666

    Various datapoints, viewed from the distance of nearly fifty years now, seem to align and suggest the early 1970s as Peak USA.
     
    I am inclined to agree.

    Ironically, at the time, the national zeitgeist was supposedly one of disillusionment and malaise over Vietnam, Watergate, oil crisis, etc.

    But really, Detente and the end of the Vietnam War (for us, anyway) had taken a lot of the Cold War angst out of the culture. The country was very young demographically and the 60's counterculture had mellowed and dissolved out to the masses as a sort of groovy have-fun ethos. A young blue-collar worker could still make enough money to rent a good apartment and buy a big, ugly Mustang.

    Definitely an underrated time period, especially compared to the obnoxiously over-hyped 1960's.

    I remember finding a copy of The NY Times from the early 1970s. It listed 1 BR apartments in the Greenwich Village neighborhood of Manhattan for about $150-200 month. These days that would be &2-4,000 for a 1 BR

    • Replies: @Hail

    1 BR apartments in the Greenwich Village neighborhood of Manhattan for about $150-200 month
     
    Inflation adjusted:

    $150 in 1970 = $973 in 2019
    $200 in 1970 = $1,297 in 2019

    $150 in 1973 = $850 in 2019
    $200 in 1973 = $1,134 in 2019

    Smoothing out those numbers, the price you saw likely implies a one-bedroom apartment there today for between $900 to $1,250/month, inflatiton adjusted.

    If your impression of $2,000 to $4,000 for an equal unit on the market today is accurate, it's most likely 2.5x to 3x more expensive (inflation adjusted), possibly even up to 4x. So it goes!

  131. @Lot
    It is mostly symbolic and supportive of local laws.

    Between watering it down to get passed and the First Amendment, it is the strongest we cam expect. And Pelosi isn't going to let it come up for a vote in the House.

    The GOP is united behind Israel. Dems are now about 55/45 split in favor. They saw what happened to Corbyn and Labour and want no part of it. Though of course it is inevitable.

    They saw what happened to Corbyn and Labour and want no part of it.

    What happened to Corbyn and Labour?

    • Replies: @Lot
    He caused Labour to lose most Jewish support, a lot of Jew-friendly elite support, and in general become divided and look bad.

    The UK has a lot of leftists, but only had Tory/New Labour governments the past 40 years.
  132. Forget it, Tracey. It’s Swamp City DC.

  133. @Dave Pinsen
    This was from the early ‘70s.

    https://twitter.com/historyinmoment/status/1095296733867925504?s=21

    Being born in 1951, the early seventies were very horny times for young men. The short shorts were great, but the miniskirts were even better. Girls were not yet all tatted up. But, I liked to go back even further in my reading, when I actually read novels. For me, nothing more captured the post-WWII haunting beauty of America than Jack Kerouac’s “On the Road.” There was freedom then. The early ’70s, the period of my military service, were still ruined by the senseless tragedy of Vietnam.

    • Replies: @Reg Cæsar
    The early seventies were born in 1951?
    , @Dave Pinsen
    I had a copy of On The Road with a cover photo of a 20-something girl wearing my grandmother's hairdo. I guess it wasn't a grandma 'do in the '50s.
  134. On topic: https://www.foxnews.com/opinion/democrats-have-abandoned-israel-jews-should-abandon-democratic-party

    Sooner or later a group with trans-women and feminists, Muslims and Jews, Muslims and gays, Muslims and feminists, blacks and immigrants, Indians and Pakistanis, is going to fall apart. It’s fun to watch, although depressing to think about too deeply.

  135. @Buzz Mohawk
    Thank you, Steve, for noticing, and for writing about what you notice. Thank you in particular for mentioning the anti-First Amendment bill that the Senate has just passed on behalf of its Jewish handlers.

    The Emperor wears no clothes, and his circumcision is showing.

    Indeed, I can think of nothing that more demonstrates Jewish control of the culture than the fact that most of us American gentiles have been circumcised.

    • Replies: @Mr. XYZ
    By that logic, though, are Jews also in control of the Muslim world?
    , @Anonymous
    Christian anti-masturbation obsessiveness was behind that.
  136. @istevefan

    The BDS vote and moving the embassy was engineered to split Dems.
     
    It was not engineered to split the Dems. It was about delivering to their supporters. And they came through like they always do. If only the GOP base could get the same devotion.

    PS. If you want to harm the democrats you need to split off from them the people most likely to support our positions. Namely, there is around 44 percent of the White vote that still votes for the openly anti-White party. I'd say at least a third to a half of them could probably agree with our positions,but don't because they are either not informed due to MSM programming, or they are virtual signaling for social gain.

    If you split off the Jewish vote from the democrats you will obviously hurt their fundraising. However, the last time we took into the party a bunch of renegade left-wing Jews it did not work out well. We got invade-the-world-invite-the-world on steroids. I am concerned that if the democrat Jewish vote up and left for the GOP, they would not suddenly become immigration restrictionists like us. But rather they would push the GOP to support looser immigration even more than the Chamber of Commerce has.

    Since I don't see the majority of Jews ever abandoning politics and just staying on the sideline, I don't see how to split them from the democrats without it backfiring on us. Either they stay with the democrats and keep the status quo, or they join the GOP and totally transform that party to suit their views.

    It isn’t the Jewish vote they are courting. They are trying to provoke examples of anti-Semitism; something 98% of people don’t like. It has played out exactly this way in the UK, to hilarious effect.

    Watching a black Labour MP accuse the Labour party of institutional racism anti-Semitism has been cathartic. It’d be better if they were correctly identified as anti-native, but Jews always seem to be the Canary in the coalmine so hopefully it is a sign of greater things to come.

    • Replies: @Jenner Ickham Errican

    They are trying to provoke examples of anti-Semitism; something 98% of people don’t like.
     
    Anti-Semitism isn’t popular, but counter-Semitism is on the rise again. 88% of people are at least subconsciously counter-Semitic.
    , @Thea
    It is an appeal to the desire to be a hero or savior in gebtiles, a common human desire. In the same way Schindler ‘s list portrayed the title character ( despite historical realities) as a brave noble man that ordinary people could emulate. Stirring up ideas about riding anti-semitransparent is meant to appeal to them.

    One could see SJWs as arm chair schindlers bravely using twitter to fight the bad guys.
  137. The straw that broke the camel’s back was that in reply to Greg Greenwald saying on Twitter:

    Come on Steve. That’s Glenn Greenwald. Like you, he’s almost famous.

    • Replies: @J.Ross
    Hey, Simon Sandalman got the first letters right.
  138. … the way South Carolina used-car-lot owners support Clemson.

    Whoa! You mean the way Upstate used car-lot-owners support Clemson … and they’re PRE-OWNED now, not USED. You really need an editor.

    It’s not “still allowed”, Steve, not in the current year season!

  139. Can we just build a right wing movement which changes one word of Corbyn’s tweet? “Let’s build a movement across borders to take on the billionaires, polluters and migrant pushers, and support a happier, freer and cleaner planet”

    I think it would win….

  140. Why, I wonder, do ultra wealthy Jews donate billions to influence American elections when they could give the same amount of money directly to Israel? If they did, there would be no reason to force hard pressed taxpayers, at the point of a gun, to give billions to the already rich Jewish state each year, would there? And perhaps our growing resentment would not be so high.

    • Agree: Charles Pewitt
  141. I thought you were going to elaborate some more on your 2nd example, that of the gay NY city councilman/mayor-wannabe. Anyway, great article – you’ve got so many themes that you can always put a few of them in there that describe exactly what’s going on, with humor.

  142. @Dave Pinsen
    This was from the early ‘70s.

    https://twitter.com/historyinmoment/status/1095296733867925504?s=21

    That White Mustang Girls photo is from>>>>>and more photos like it>>>>> http://www.curbsideclassic.com/blog/photography/cruising-van-nuys-boulevard-los-angeles-1972/

    Cruising Van Nuys Boulevard, Los Angeles, 1972
    BY PAUL NIEDERMEYER – JANUARY 28, 2017
    CC reader Michael M. sent me a link to a gallery of photos shot on Van Nuys Blvd. in 1972, by photographer Rick McCloskey, and part of his book, Los Angeles in the 1970s. It’s a nice slice of youth and automotive culture of the times.

    • Replies: @MarkinLA
    I can't believe all the lowriders in those pictures. Whittier Blvd in East Los Angeles was where all the Mexicans cruised. The Mexicans loved the lowriders. The white guys preferred to jack up their rides, hot rod style with the lifted rear end the and the bigger tires.
  143. @Svigor
    Yeah, Trump's biggest problem is the alt-right. Not (((The Oligarchy))), (((Big Media))), the treacherous leftist judicial branch, the treacherous leftist state security apparatus, the Democrat party and their RINO allies, etc.

    How can you not get that Democrats rub their hands with glee when a self-avowed Trump supporter brandishes a swastika?

  144. @Arclight
    I've been wondering about this for awhile - Democrats (as pointed out, with a major financial assist from Jewish donors) have been electing more and more people who don't actually like Jews, and certainly are not as enamored with Israel as the typical GOPer. At what point will we see a meaningful impact on donations?

    A friend of mine is a huge Israel booster and a pretty committed Democrat. But in conversation about politics, there are two issues where they diverge from the party that their family (who also has a lot of money) has supported for decades: Israel and the 2nd amendment. Their spouse (also Jewish) is a full on Trump supporter and NRA member incidentally, and doesn't really care about Israel. Made the mandatory visit as a 20 something and never wants to go back.

    Isn’t this what has happened in the UK with Jews supporting the Conservative Party?

  145. @Achmed E. Newman

    I think American women are starting to get into the idea that when the Muslims take over, they can throw their yoga pants away.
     
    It's mostly in the delivery, but this is one of your funniest lines ever, to me! Yeah, only 5% of women who wear yoga pants SHOULD be wearing them. I wonder what those hot ones will have to say about the changes - tighter burkas?

    They won’t have to diet or workout or worry about their hair anymore. They’ll just wear hijabs and concentrate on doing their makeup adroitly so they look exotic and hot.
     
    Or they can have just slits and simply worry about what shade contacts to wear. If nothing else good comes out of this, women will FINALLY be on time to appointments ... I mean, depending on the trains and buses ... cause, you know, ... no driving and all that. It'll be a more punctual, traffic-friendly country. I for one, welcome our Somalian overlords.

    (I look forward to reading the Takimag article, Steve - gotta go for now.)

    And not being able to divorce their husbands so easily while being subjected to potentially easy divorce by their husbands will tend to keep them in line. Adding up to another three wives would as well.

  146. @George
    It is noteworthy that the district which Omar became a state representative was represented by the same Jewish lady for 44 years. Omar got amazingly lucky when Ellison fell victim to some sort of morales challenge. This is similar to Ocasio Cortez winning a surprise primary election victory against some Irishish guy that was also in office for too long. Both Omar and Ocasio Cortez seem at least to be smart and well organized.

    Omar got amazingly lucky when Ellison fell victim to some sort of morales challenge.

    That’s not correct; the seat was open because Ellison decided to run for Minnesota Attorney General instead. And unfortunately, the voters didn’t care that he beat up his girlfriend – he still won.

  147. @Marty
    Is your wife a teacher?

    No, but she is a state employee. I won’t mention her job, but where she works actually turns a profit and makes money for the state.

    Walker took away any union protection she had from an abusive boss, and we took a hit with her salary and benefits.

    The turnover rate is bad, and many good workers left. Her workplace is rather crucial. What they do has a large effect on the health and safety of the people of Wisconsin.

    • Replies: @Ibound1
    In the private sector you don't get to vote you boss out of his job if he takes some of your wages away.
  148. @Buzz Mohawk
    Sorry, I don't play hasbara pong.

    https://i.skyrock.net/8508/30608508/pics/1952572067_1.gif

    But Buzz, if you don’t take the bait, how will anybody ever have any idea what is in a published piece of legislation that has been widely discussed?

  149. @Jimi
    I don't like the social expectation that a women heading into her late 30s and has a couple of kids needs to look "hot."

    Everyone should strive to not be fat but I don't think married women or men need should be expected to be toned with firm butts.

    Once you have kids entering puberty its time to let vanity go, lose the yoga pants and wear stylish clothes that hide your flaws.

    Women should age gracefully, but men should look like they’re ready to fight a battle at any time. Getting older is no excuse.

  150. “Muslim Somalis tend not to be impressed by family stories of how great-grandfather had to found his own all-Jewish country club…”

    It’s the same raw, dirt-road smartness that made Farah Aidid and other Mogadishu’s brightest to pad each other on the back while celebrating Black Hawk Downing.

    Omar’s meteoritic rise happened only after she and her tribal acolytes finished chewing on 44 years old bones of Phyllis Lorberblatt Kahn’s political career.

    “No respect”, as Percival Sweetwater would whine.

    Cannibalizing kosher-friendly political mentors and enablers from the different tribe -once they suited the purpose of your tribe – seemed as an acceptable, globaly halal-certified strategy for any future endeavours.

    However, as being low-on-information, but quite high on a clanberry juice, Omar learned the hard way that shouting AIPAC in a crowded tweeter is not covered by the First, nor the Zeroth Amendment.

    Eventually, she will pull Full Aidid.

  151. @George
    It is noteworthy that the district which Omar became a state representative was represented by the same Jewish lady for 44 years. Omar got amazingly lucky when Ellison fell victim to some sort of morales challenge. This is similar to Ocasio Cortez winning a surprise primary election victory against some Irishish guy that was also in office for too long. Both Omar and Ocasio Cortez seem at least to be smart and well organized.

    These remarkably lucky surprises are the foreign tide rising and they will only get more frequent.

  152. Anonymous[354] • Disclaimer says:

    Anti-Israel fashion, Liberal Edition™ is not something that bubbled up from the Dem base– theres been a sea change with the elite, formerly more Clintonian & money-grubbing and continually refighting the battles of the 70s and 80s and therefore in competition with the military-boosting GOP to be seen as hawks, not acid-dropping hippies. Since Iraq II the party brass is drifting more toward New Left attitudes and academia shibboleths. Alhough they’re way behind the pace in respect to Corbynites (on BDS along with other things).

    There is an old and reliable anti-Israel intellectual leftist strain which is for several reasons larger than the post-Nixon right-wing equivalent, in no small part because the MSM-ethnic lobby complex aggressively polices the latter yet doesn’t have the heart to stalk/terrorize lefty foes of Zionism — again, because these troublemakers were havinf no discernable effect on base or on elite, till recently

  153. I think American women are starting to get into the idea that when the Muslims take over, they can throw their yoga pants away.

    They won’t have to diet or workout or worry about their hair anymore.

    That wasn’t how Houellebecq saw it in Submission.

    • Replies: @tyrone
    no yoga pants ,no clitoris………..yippee!
  154. Technically off-topic but not really, Coalition of the Fringes Watch, or, it’s Sailer’s world and we only live in it:

    https://www.nytimes.com/2019/02/13/us/politics/virginia-governor-scandal-democratic-women.html

    White women like Ms. Cordovilla tend to unhesitatingly line up with the accusers while African-Americans like Ms. Vasser want to hear a fuller airing of the charges against Mr. Fairfax, who is black, before choosing sides…

    Chelsea Higgs Wise, a social justice activist who is black, said that she had campaigned for both Mr. Northam and Mr. Fairfax and that this was tearing her apart.

    “It’s causing a lot of tears,” she said….“It really is a terrible position to be in,” said Ms. Wise, 34, “to believe women, but to also uphold blackness as a priority.”

    It is an even more awkward matter for black female legislators, for reasons that are both political and deeply personal. Many of them represent districts that are heavily African-American and in which the most dependable Democratic voters are women. And these lawmakers are deeply conscious of the history of black men in America being wrongfully accused of sexual misconduct….

    The only good outcome to what has been a humiliating and painful episode for Virginia Democrats, say many party officials, would be the election or elevation of more women, particularly minorities.

  155. @Anonymous

    They saw what happened to Corbyn and Labour and want no part of it.
     
    What happened to Corbyn and Labour?

    He caused Labour to lose most Jewish support, a lot of Jew-friendly elite support, and in general become divided and look bad.

    The UK has a lot of leftists, but only had Tory/New Labour governments the past 40 years.

    • Agree: Tyrion 2
    • Replies: @J.Ross
    Corbyn caused such division that he won every leadership challenge and looks to not be going anywhere any time soon.
    , @ATBOTL
    Totally false. Labour has had a resurgence under Corbyn. They increased their vote in the last election, against all predictions by the establishment media and are poised for a possible victory in the next election. Corbyn's standing up to the Jewish lobby is tremendously popular.

    Lot and Tyrion2 are dishonest neocons who are here to pervert the discourse. They are like less buffoonish versions Whiskey(aka The Long Winded Neocon, as I dubbed him when he posted anonymously).

    Fundamentally, they are here to do hasbara for Jews and Israel. They are part of a larger reorientation of the neocon movement to target the alt-right for subversion now that boomer style cuckservatives are being eclipsed by the dissident right. They will feign sympathy for our goals at times to accomplish this.
  156. @SND

    The straw that broke the camel’s back was that in reply to Greg Greenwald saying on Twitter:
     
    Come on Steve. That's Glenn Greenwald. Like you, he's almost famous.

    Hey, Simon Sandalman got the first letters right.

  157. @Paleo Liberal
    No, but she is a state employee. I won’t mention her job, but where she works actually turns a profit and makes money for the state.

    Walker took away any union protection she had from an abusive boss, and we took a hit with her salary and benefits.

    The turnover rate is bad, and many good workers left. Her workplace is rather crucial. What they do has a large effect on the health and safety of the people of Wisconsin.

    In the private sector you don’t get to vote you boss out of his job if he takes some of your wages away.

  158. Anonymous[175] • Disclaimer says:
    @UrbaneFrancoOntarian
    Hell is Somalia?

    Nice and simple. Somalians are a hopelessly retarded people. While I may be somewhat racist, I can think of decent people from every race.... except somalians.

    Every single somalian is stupid, slow, thuggish, and generally dead weight on humanity that should be quarantined and left to starve in their native shithole. I can't speak lowly enough about them.

    Sorry, but you’ve got that wrong.

    Somalis are anything *but* retarded.

    They are the absolute masters of gaming whitey’s immigration and welfare systems. Think about it, if ‘smarts’ actually matter for anything in life, surely, parasitism – getting some other dumb bastard to do all the work for you – is the way to go. After all, the world belongs to the bacteria – who will be here when Sapiens are long gone – and not to us.

    The real retards are The Economist whipped western political class who framed these sub-nematode brained immigration laws. And perhaps the white voters who keep voting the retards in.

  159. @Sowhat
    oops. I hit the wrong button. I meant to agree with Buzz Mohowk. darn!

    Little known Unz Review comment-system fact:

    You can change your ‘Agree/Disagree/LOL/Troll’ by waiting till your allotment refreshes and clicking another. So an ‘Agree’ can be replaced by a ‘Disagree,’ a ‘LOL’ or a ‘Troll.’

    (Once you make one endorsement [as Ron Unz calls these buttons] of a comment, though, you cannot totally withdraw it, only change it. I have tested this by turning a ‘Disagree’ to a ‘Troll’ and back to a ‘Disagree.’)

    • Troll: Lot, Hail
    • Replies: @Lot
    Sorry couldn't resist.

    http://thinkingmeme.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/09/Best-20-cat-memes19.jpg
  160. @Anon7
    They’ll just wear hijabs and concentrate on doing their makeup adroitly so they look exotic and hot.

    Unfortunately, that strategy doesn’t always work as well as Fairey might have you believe.

    No, not always. However. There’s a Muslim woman who works at my local big box electronics store who wears an oversized deep black hijab and very dramatic makeup. The overall impression is kind of hot Empress Palpatine cosplay.

    Who thinks Omar is hot? There is actually something quite creepy about her.

    Her delivery is hilarious though, if disturbing:

    • Replies: @The Wild Geese Howard
    A born-taqiyya artist questioning someone else's veracity.

    You just can't make this shit up.

    Also love the Elmer Fudd accent on top of the broken English grammar.
    , @George
    There was a time when white Christian males asked the tough questions.

    Elliott Abrams: A Human Rights Horror Show in Three Acts
    https://original.antiwar.com/brett_wilkins/2019/02/01/elliott-abrams-a-human-rights-horror-show-in-three-acts/
    , @donut
    The c**cksucker gave us MS13 , what are we going to get from Venezuela ? A quarter of a million "refugees" . I'll bet that Jew never expected to squirm before Congress .
    , @Anon7
    I don’t think Omar looks hot, and neither does this woman at the store. She constantly looks around to see which men are paying attention to her.

    The hijab, which is intended to force some degree of modesty on women, is now paradoxically a way for them to draw more attention to themselves. I ate at a middle eastern restaurant a couple of years ago, and was served by an obviously blonde American woman wearing a scarf head covering. It’s possible that the owner asked her to wear it because of his customers, but she obviously was expecting to be noticed and complimented.

    The nature of women never really changes.
    , @Federalist
    She's about as hot as Elliott Abrams.
    , @Ghost of Bull Moose
    "Minnesota Nice"
    , @Clyde
    Elliot Abrams should have said, "Very cute. Now when exactly did you get off the banana boat?"
    , @Corn
    Dumb broad. She can’t even get his name right and she falters looking for words bit you can tell by the look on her face she thinks is dazzling the hearing.
  161. @istevefan

    The BDS vote and moving the embassy was engineered to split Dems.
     
    It was not engineered to split the Dems. It was about delivering to their supporters. And they came through like they always do. If only the GOP base could get the same devotion.

    PS. If you want to harm the democrats you need to split off from them the people most likely to support our positions. Namely, there is around 44 percent of the White vote that still votes for the openly anti-White party. I'd say at least a third to a half of them could probably agree with our positions,but don't because they are either not informed due to MSM programming, or they are virtual signaling for social gain.

    If you split off the Jewish vote from the democrats you will obviously hurt their fundraising. However, the last time we took into the party a bunch of renegade left-wing Jews it did not work out well. We got invade-the-world-invite-the-world on steroids. I am concerned that if the democrat Jewish vote up and left for the GOP, they would not suddenly become immigration restrictionists like us. But rather they would push the GOP to support looser immigration even more than the Chamber of Commerce has.

    Since I don't see the majority of Jews ever abandoning politics and just staying on the sideline, I don't see how to split them from the democrats without it backfiring on us. Either they stay with the democrats and keep the status quo, or they join the GOP and totally transform that party to suit their views.

    “if the democrat Jewish vote up and left for the GOP, they would not suddenly become immigration restrictionists like us”

    Valid concern. However, the share of the white vote the GOP needs to win elections just keeps going up. It was I think 63% in 2016, will be higher in 2020. There isn’t any obvious way of doing this without moving left somewhere. We can’t rely on Dems always nominating Hillary quality candidates.

    My preferred left movements are on tariffs and taxing the rich. The GOPe wants to go left on culture, social and identity issues.

    The GOP is already doing everything it reasonablly can to attract Jewish voters. A big wave of Jewish voters moving to the GOP is unlikely. Instead it will be a slow movement of an additional percentage or two a cycle.

  162. “While our society’s growing hate hysteria against straight white men may seem a bit demented, it is actually a logical requirement of the fundamental strategy of the Democratic Party: to mobilize a Coalition of the Margins comprising identity groups—such as blacks, transgenders, Muslims, and Jews—who don’t have much to unite them other than their resentment of old-fashioned Americans.”

    The reality is that this “hate hysteria against straight white men” is the agenda of a subset of people called the radical left, with another subset of people, the Alt Right, reacting as if liberals and the normies in general play a perpetual, integral role. It is other than surprising that the Alt Right, with their propagandist race realism, demographic suicide, and patriarchy, seek to virtue signal white normies to death for their alleged lack of wokeness. And, if we truly keep it real, “old-fashioned Americans” in the truest sense of the word refers to Anglo-Saxons, and to the Irish and Germans and Dutch to a lesser extent, but assuredly NOT to Southern and Eastern Europeans.

    Just another day in the world of NOTICING your confirmation bias, Mr. Sailer.

  163. @Lot
    He caused Labour to lose most Jewish support, a lot of Jew-friendly elite support, and in general become divided and look bad.

    The UK has a lot of leftists, but only had Tory/New Labour governments the past 40 years.

    Corbyn caused such division that he won every leadership challenge and looks to not be going anywhere any time soon.

    • Replies: @Lot
    He won because Labour changed its rules without thinking it through. Used to be you had to volunteer X hours a year to the party and show up at meetings to vote. They changed it to just having to pay £6.

    It would be like a vote of registered Dems electing AOC speaker when 80% of actual congressmen oppose her.
    , @Tyrion 2
    He'll never win an election outside of his tiny clique of Labour members. He's like the Head of a Student Union. Only the nutters vote and they're all insane.

    He was boosted in the last general election but a broken government and him receiving the entire protest vote. He should have romped home. Instead, he lost worse than Labour in 2010 under absolute failure Gordon Brown. This is sad.

    , @Reg Cæsar

    Corbyn caused such division that he won every leadership challenge and looks to not be going anywhere any time soon.
     
    I wish some prominent lefty in this country-- or shrewd righty-- would ape his proposal for separate bus and train cars for women.

    Where are the feminists? Come on, Mexico City has had them for years!
  164. @istevefan

    The BDS vote and moving the embassy was engineered to split Dems.
     
    It was not engineered to split the Dems. It was about delivering to their supporters. And they came through like they always do. If only the GOP base could get the same devotion.

    PS. If you want to harm the democrats you need to split off from them the people most likely to support our positions. Namely, there is around 44 percent of the White vote that still votes for the openly anti-White party. I'd say at least a third to a half of them could probably agree with our positions,but don't because they are either not informed due to MSM programming, or they are virtual signaling for social gain.

    If you split off the Jewish vote from the democrats you will obviously hurt their fundraising. However, the last time we took into the party a bunch of renegade left-wing Jews it did not work out well. We got invade-the-world-invite-the-world on steroids. I am concerned that if the democrat Jewish vote up and left for the GOP, they would not suddenly become immigration restrictionists like us. But rather they would push the GOP to support looser immigration even more than the Chamber of Commerce has.

    Since I don't see the majority of Jews ever abandoning politics and just staying on the sideline, I don't see how to split them from the democrats without it backfiring on us. Either they stay with the democrats and keep the status quo, or they join the GOP and totally transform that party to suit their views.

    ” If only the GOP base could get the same devotion.”

    The GOP base loves Israel. Part of the reason is that it obviously upsets and divides the left.

    This is an unfortunate aspect of modern US politics, where both sides view trolling the other side as important. Trump keeps owning the libz on twitter and pleasing the base without delivering on policy.

    The left does the same. 16 years of Obama and Clinton saw unions decline and inequality increase. Upper class blacks got appointed to corporate boards and government, 98% of blacks fell behind.

  165. THE FRAYING OF THE FRINGES

  166. Blacks care more about Big Wallet than Smollett.

  167. @Hail
    Little known Unz Review comment-system fact:

    You can change your 'Agree/Disagree/LOL/Troll' by waiting till your allotment refreshes and clicking another. So an 'Agree' can be replaced by a 'Disagree,' a 'LOL' or a 'Troll.'

    (Once you make one endorsement [as Ron Unz calls these buttons] of a comment, though, you cannot totally withdraw it, only change it. I have tested this by turning a 'Disagree' to a 'Troll' and back to a 'Disagree.')

    Sorry couldn’t resist.

    • Replies: @Hail
    Little Known Unz Review Commenting Fact 2:

    You can endorse your own comments.

    (I have seen the commenter atlantis_dweller do this; he sometimes LOLs his own comments.)

  168. You guys waiting for the Dems to fall apart due to the circular firing squad better not hold your breath. How many years of “Gotcha!” style journalism have we engaged in, exposing the schizophrenia left, and what good has it done?

    The Boomer Question might be more important than the Jewish Question, which is a damned important one.

  169. OFF TOPIC

    Michael Tracey is all bent out of shape about Neo-Conservative dirtbag Elliot Abrams bending the American Empire around the Boland Amendment.

    If the American Empire doesn’t do it, some other empire will. — Theme song of the JEW/WASP ruling class of the American Empire.

    We might as well profit off some of this crap we’re pulling overseas for the JEW/WASP ruling class rats running the American Empire. — some CIA guy in a movie.

  170. It took me a long time to think about the two meanings of clout: rag and influence.

  171. @Tiny Duck
    1. Interesting how the only people who don't have a problem with white male supremacy are white males. that tells you something right there

    2. Ms. Omar is a victim of white male supremacy. If she hadn't been soaked in the acidic hate soup of American racist culture she would not have misspoken

    3. white males are dangerous https://www.upi.com/Top_News/US/2019/02/13/Ex-boyfriend-arrested-in-connection-to-Valerie-Reyess-death/1651550046809/ Is it any wonder that women do not want to date them

    Funny Tiny. The killer was an illegal alien from Venezuela. He must be white if he is the perp, right?

    https://www.breitbart.com/crime/2019/02/12/report-illegal-immigrant-confesses-killing-woman-found-suitcase/

  172. @AndrewR
    Not sure whether your implied message is "this is what we've lost" or if it's "look how far back in time the rot goes."

    My personal interpretation of that photo is the latter. Those short-shorts-sporting thots would be old women already. Hindsight may be 20/20, but I think many wise people 50 years ago could have reasonably predicted how degenerate 2019 society would be based on the degeneracy already very apparent back then.

    The 70’s in many ways were the low point of American public morality. In at least few respects (attitudes toward sex with minors, say), we’ve improved since then.

  173. @RichardTaylor
    If White conservatives had any sense, they would encourage this discussion as a way to drive a wedge between Muslims and Jews in the Democratic party.

    But of course, White conservatives are clueless.

    I don’t think the Jews in the Democratic party are Orthodox, no they are clearly secular. As to the Muslims they take Islamism and Sharia law seriously. But they are willing to go along and get along until the time is ripe to make their influence more pronounceable. No, I don’t think there is much conservatives can do to create a wedge between the two groups.

  174. @ThreeCranes
    Popular wisdom would have it that the 1950's were a time when conservative values prevailed. Nothing could be further from the truth.

    The fifties saw the introduction of television into every home. This was a radical, unprecedented development in human history. For the first time someone uninvited, some foreign consciousness was autonomously functioning in the very bosom of your home and it was relentless. It could go on nonstop. Even if you were in the next room, you couldn't help but subconsciously hear its drone.

    Prior to television, human interaction was face to face. Communicating meant that you were half of a give and take dialogue--even when you spoke over the telephone. But television is different. It talks and projects and you listen and watch. It's one way. And that simple distinction has altered the consciousness of all of us.

    The seeds of cultural collapse are difficult to pinpoint. They are deposited unseen & early. The apex of Americal civic culture was the 1950s IMO. That did not mean that the rot was not lurking already….it always is.

    Can you imagine America 2019 calling upon its citizens nationwide to study science in its schools to engage in the space race with the Soviets like was asked by Ike & Kennedy? America is currently much more concerned with legalizing weed & casinos being dropped into every state.

    I suppose the libertarians think this is progress.

    • Replies: @Corn
    This is what black pills me about our society some days.

    Decadence constantly being advanced as progress.
    , @Joe Stalin
    Give the American young people an appropriate goal to aspire to: A US flag planted on Mars before 2030!

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CHaPj9YuGYw
    , @AndrewR
    If you want to die, then fine, but don't romanticize a phenomenon that was a direct result of living in an era in which a civilization-destroying nuclear war was much more likely than it is today.
  175. @Dave Pinsen
    This was from the early ‘70s.

    https://twitter.com/historyinmoment/status/1095296733867925504?s=21

    Wow, so few cars.

  176. not being reported much, but haiti is on fire and on the verge of a civil war. what say the ‘not a shithole’ proclaimers to that? nothing, as usual. silence.

    has anybody been following this case of old serial killer samuel little? apparently this guy admits to murdering 93 people. his photographic memory of each murder, and his art ability, where he is sketching what they looked like right after he killed them, is leading detectives to solve cases going back into the 70s. this guys says he strangled women to death for 40 years across the entire US, in every state.

    this is a genuinely AMAZING story – and would be headline news everywhere. except samuel little is vibrant. so the case is getting almost zero coverage. HBD angle aside, this is a mind blowing case. probably, the most prolific serial killer in US history, and he remembers every detail.

    • Replies: @Anonymous

    this is a genuinely AMAZING story – and would be headline news everywhere. except samuel little is vibrant. so the case is getting almost zero coverage.
     
    When it does get coverage, the spin is that racist White law enforcement is to blame for not caring about Black victims.
  177. @Charles Pewitt
    Some Scottish guy named MacDonald makes an excellent point about the evangelicals getting just about none of their moral and cultural policies pushed in Swamp City DC but they do get the ISRAEL FIRST stuff pushed in Swamp City DC.

    Is this because the forces of ISRAEL FIRST treason use the evangelical vote as a fig leaf to hide the power of the Jew donors and Jew media owners?

    Kevin MacDonald can be counted on to use his Scottish discernment powers to bring things into better focus.

    Look at ISRAEL FIRST Jew Ham Saban and ISRAEL FIRST Harpy Hillary Clinton:

    https://twitter.com/TOOEdit/status/1095696141964914694

    And Hillary’s daughter (some are not sure that it’s Bill’s) married a Jew. So has Ivanka, who converted to Orthodox and had her sons circumcised. Trump’s two older sons also married Jews. So did Caroline Kennedy. And then there’s Prez hopeful Kamala Harris, married to a Jew with two grown step-children, but none of her own.

    I recently saw a hilarious video about Kamala by a black comedian/commenter. He said that Kamala has no chance of winning the WH because blacks will never vote for a race traitor. OTOH, Obama, perhaps thinking ahead, married a black woman. Without the black vote, he said, a Democrat can’t win, which is pretty common knowledge. Something for the D’s to think about.

    I’m not convinced, however, that Evangelicals have no power. John Hagee’s Christians United for Israel are nothing more than Netanyahu’s Useful Idiots, but, without them, no Republican could be elected POTUS.

  178. @Anonymous
    https://twitter.com/AOC/status/1092210825228636161

    https://twitter.com/PopChassid/status/1092219347429396480

    https://twitter.com/AOC/status/1092227273682550784

    https://twitter.com/saikatc/status/1092229114143141889

    https://twitter.com/mkoplow/status/1092230000965750784

    https://twitter.com/AOC/status/1095400443562344454

    https://twitter.com/CityBureaucrat/status/1095418717708734465

    I wonder how much a three-letter twitter handle cost that poor former bartender.

  179. @RichardTaylor
    If White conservatives had any sense, they would encourage this discussion as a way to drive a wedge between Muslims and Jews in the Democratic party.

    But of course, White conservatives are clueless.

    “……..drive a wedge between the Muslims and the Jews……..”.
    The cock cutters vs the clit cutters?

  180. @Dave Pinsen
    This was from the early ‘70s.

    https://twitter.com/historyinmoment/status/1095296733867925504?s=21

    When California was still…well…California-the Golden State. The gold mine has since petered out.

  181. @AndrewR
    Whether or not these accusations are true, they remind me of the Obama birth certificate thing: a cucked, ridiculous, wasteful attempt to delegitimize a toxic politician who should best be delegitimized through far more direct means. Are we really ok with anti-white Muslim Somalis in our government as long as they aren't bigamous or guilty of immigration fraud? I know I'm not.

    Removing Omar from office or even our country would not even come close to fixing anything. Politicians like her and Obama are nothing but a symptom of our cultural rot.

    How would you suggest Obama to be directly delegitimized?

    • Replies: @AndrewR
    His admitted background and beliefs. No need for absurd speculation that he wasn't born in the US.
  182. @RichardTaylor
    If White conservatives had any sense, they would encourage this discussion as a way to drive a wedge between Muslims and Jews in the Democratic party.

    But of course, White conservatives are clueless.

    They’ll have a common enemy – us – to hold them together for a very long time. It’ll be a good generation or two before the White Menace is gone. Then they can turn to killing each other.

  183. Chateau Heartiste did a spoof of that poster a while ago and it was saved on the Wayback Machine.
    https://heartiste.wordpress.com/2017/01/31/we-the-chattel/

    I hope Shepard Fairey have a good sense of humor.

  184. @Buzz Mohawk
    Sorry, I don't play hasbara pong.

    https://i.skyrock.net/8508/30608508/pics/1952572067_1.gif

    aaaahh…..nostalgia ,now that was a great game:)

  185. @Dave Pinsen

    I think American women are starting to get into the idea that when the Muslims take over, they can throw their yoga pants away.

    They won’t have to diet or workout or worry about their hair anymore.
     
    That wasn’t how Houellebecq saw it in Submission.

    https://twitter.com/dpinsen/status/681678382808064000?s=21

    no yoga pants ,no clitoris………..yippee!

  186. @istevefan

    The BDS vote and moving the embassy was engineered to split Dems.
     
    It was not engineered to split the Dems. It was about delivering to their supporters. And they came through like they always do. If only the GOP base could get the same devotion.

    PS. If you want to harm the democrats you need to split off from them the people most likely to support our positions. Namely, there is around 44 percent of the White vote that still votes for the openly anti-White party. I'd say at least a third to a half of them could probably agree with our positions,but don't because they are either not informed due to MSM programming, or they are virtual signaling for social gain.

    If you split off the Jewish vote from the democrats you will obviously hurt their fundraising. However, the last time we took into the party a bunch of renegade left-wing Jews it did not work out well. We got invade-the-world-invite-the-world on steroids. I am concerned that if the democrat Jewish vote up and left for the GOP, they would not suddenly become immigration restrictionists like us. But rather they would push the GOP to support looser immigration even more than the Chamber of Commerce has.

    Since I don't see the majority of Jews ever abandoning politics and just staying on the sideline, I don't see how to split them from the democrats without it backfiring on us. Either they stay with the democrats and keep the status quo, or they join the GOP and totally transform that party to suit their views.

    No voting our way out of this. Demographics alone of those already here insure this.

    Cutting the money and organizing energy out of them leaves Kamala Harris and Ocasio Cortez as the leaders without money or a smart cadre.

    Those White voters will always be anti White. Think of the as Brie Larson types or Soros among Jews.

    No hates or funds anti Usrael stuff more than Soros. He wants Israel destroyed so he pick up the offshore gas fields cheap.

  187. I think American women are starting to get into the idea that when the Muslims take over, they can throw their yoga pants away.

    On the contrary, Steve, wearing a hijab together with yoga pants sounds really hott! Rawr! Sexy!

  188. @follyofwar
    Indeed, I can think of nothing that more demonstrates Jewish control of the culture than the fact that most of us American gentiles have been circumcised.

    By that logic, though, are Jews also in control of the Muslim world?

    • Replies: @follyofwar
    Apparently you don't know the history of this four thousand year old Jewish rite. Christ's death on the cross started a new religion. This new religion, Christianity, did away with the requirement to circumcise. For nearly two millennia Christians did not circumcise their sons. The Church thought the practice was evil - a mutilation of the flesh.

    To make a long story short, and to simplify the issue, that all began to change in 20th Century America, as circumcision became nearly universal, with Jewish doctors being its primary proponents. Thankfully, the rate is now dropping.

    Muslims, OTOH, and for reasons I can't explain, always practiced circumcision, and quite often on both sexes. So, you see, there is no comparison. I hope that answers your question.

  189. @Buzz Mohawk
    Thank you, Steve, for noticing, and for writing about what you notice. Thank you in particular for mentioning the anti-First Amendment bill that the Senate has just passed on behalf of its Jewish handlers.

    The Emperor wears no clothes, and his circumcision is showing.

    I love this new trope that you can’t say something that is labelled as a “trope.”

    It’s such a perfect way to shut down a line of inquiry without addressing the substance of a statement.
    I mean, I suppose it is a “trope” in politics that “money talks.” Donors don’t give money for no reason.
    They expect some return on investment.

    When you say this about the Koch brothers or oil companies or the NRA it’s an obvious truism. Say it about the Israel lobby and you are an anti-Semitic bigot. Go figure.

    I guess this new definition of “trope” is like the classic definition of a political “gaffe” – a true thing you weren’t supposed to say.

    • Replies: @Hail

    this new definition of “trope”
     
    The once-respectable term 'Canard' likewise fell to Jewish linguistic monopoly power.

    Canard, (n) an unfounded rumor or story.
     
    Most often seen in English today with "anti-Semitic" attached to the front end. Its use has been in steady decline since the 1980s (Ngram), which is about when the phrase "anti-Semitic canard" reaches its first peak (Ngram).

    It's plausible that fewer and fewer have wanted to use the term 'canard' because it became so psychologically tied to anti-Semitism. Some probably even vaguely believied that 'canard,' as a word, was some kind of synonym for anti-Semitism.

    Google's top ten results for the phrase "anti * canard" are:

    -- 7/10 anti-Semitic canard or variants (anti-Jewish, anti-Semitism),
    -- 1/10 anti-Science canard,
    -- 1/10 anti-Catholic canard,
    -- 1/10 anti-India canard

    As for Ilhan Omar's AIPAC-attaq, perhaps they didn't use "canard" because it had worn out its use in that way. (Or perhaps "unfounded rumor" is not applicable: AIPAC does donate political money.)

    A search shows some have been using 'canard' to bash Omar, though, including one stronghold of Jewish power: From a Google News search of "ilhan omar canard":


    Trump, No Stranger to Jewish Stereotypes, Rejects Ilhan Omar's...
    New York Times Feb 12, 2019

    Mr. Trump rejected the apology of Representative Ilhan Omar, one of the first ... As president, Mr. Trump fanned the anti-Semitic canard that Mr. ...
     

  190. I’ve been telling my young wife for some time now – one day soon, you’ll be wrapped, meaning dressed in a potato sack with a dish towel on your head. She usually will then throw a shoe at me. But I assure her, it will happen.

    It’s what the Elites want.

    • Replies: @donut
    If she threw a shoe at you she's already half way there .
    , @Reg Cæsar
    You married a Khrushchev?
  191. Trumps biggest problem is the alt right. The only tool he has against the military, bureaucracy, media, legal profession, rinos and Dems is popular support.

    Which goes away when supposed, in reality FBI tools parade around as nazi larpers.

    Joe average is never going to go see Springtime for Hitler. No matter how the fuhrer can dance your pants off. Joe average is all Trump has.

  192. @Northeast
    Was watching some clips of American life in the 1950s on Youtube. Cripes....look what we have lost! Look at this cesspool we now live in. My elderly parents are, unfortunately, catching a glimpse of the coming collapse of the West in their final years.

    This is something I suspected to live through, but had thought it would come in the autumn of my life, not that of my older family members.

    In the Fifties I was in elementary school in the suburbs of Salt Lake City. Every single kid in that school was of European descent except for one Navajo kid who had been adopted by a Mormon family.

    The largest group was Scandanavian, then English/Scottish/Welsh and Dutch. A handful were Italian and Greek. In the spring the boys would compete in a marbles contest and the girls in a hopscotch contest. The last day of school before Christmas the entire school gathered in the entrance hallway and sang Christmas carols. We’d walk home of school and buy penny candy at Economy Drug. In March they had paper kites for sell for 10 cents.

    • Replies: @Northeast
    They erased that country which you grew up in. Unless you live in certain geographical areas like northern New England or parts of the upper Midwest the only place you will experience what you did growing up is watching old film & videos.
  193. @Abe

    Can we have some appreciation for Trump – an only just billionaire – who, nevertheless, gave as much to his own campaign as the top 4 Democratic donors combined?

     

    Trump is the most patriotic President since the era of the Founding Fathers. He has literally sacrificed his fortune and sacred honor to do what he thinks best for his country. Deep State hatchetman Mueller is trying to financially ruin, and then imprison, Trump AND his family members as an object lesson to any future outsider impudent enough to think he can change the system from without rather than coming up through it from within and being corrupted and controlled by it. Even in today’s Russia or the worst kleptocracies of South America I don’t think they stoop so low as to destroy the families of political opponents.

    ” most patriotic President since the era of the Founding Fathers” . You must mean 1948 and I’m sure he is but this isn’t Israel .

  194. @Lot
    Sorry couldn't resist.

    http://thinkingmeme.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/09/Best-20-cat-memes19.jpg

    Little Known Unz Review Commenting Fact 2:

    You can endorse your own comments.

    (I have seen the commenter atlantis_dweller do this; he sometimes LOLs his own comments.)

    • Replies: @Intelligent Dasein
    "And what's more, I agree with everything I just said."

    ---Piet Koornhof
  195. @Paleo Liberal
    I remember finding a copy of The NY Times from the early 1970s. It listed 1 BR apartments in the Greenwich Village neighborhood of Manhattan for about $150-200 month. These days that would be &2-4,000 for a 1 BR

    1 BR apartments in the Greenwich Village neighborhood of Manhattan for about $150-200 month

    Inflation adjusted:

    $150 in 1970 = $973 in 2019
    $200 in 1970 = $1,297 in 2019

    $150 in 1973 = $850 in 2019
    $200 in 1973 = $1,134 in 2019

    Smoothing out those numbers, the price you saw likely implies a one-bedroom apartment there today for between $900 to $1,250/month, inflatiton adjusted.

    If your impression of $2,000 to $4,000 for an equal unit on the market today is accurate, it’s most likely 2.5x to 3x more expensive (inflation adjusted), possibly even up to 4x. So it goes!

  196. @Bill B.
    Who thinks Omar is hot? There is actually something quite creepy about her.

    Her delivery is hilarious though, if disturbing:

    https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=4Mutu-P7_NA

    A born-taqiyya artist questioning someone else’s veracity.

    You just can’t make this shit up.

    Also love the Elmer Fudd accent on top of the broken English grammar.

  197. @Anonymous
    https://twitter.com/AOC/status/1092210825228636161

    https://twitter.com/PopChassid/status/1092219347429396480

    https://twitter.com/AOC/status/1092227273682550784

    https://twitter.com/saikatc/status/1092229114143141889

    https://twitter.com/mkoplow/status/1092230000965750784

    https://twitter.com/AOC/status/1095400443562344454

    https://twitter.com/CityBureaucrat/status/1095418717708734465

    Damn I was hoping this would end up as a threesome involving fetishes about nylon stockings and fine furniture, to paraphrase Neal Stephenson.

    Then 2nd City Bureaucrat cockblocks everything.

  198. @Elsewhere
    A trend I've noticed among college students (mostly among girls) is the wearing of winter hats even indoors. I once asked one why she was doing that, and she replied simply, "I didn't have time to wash my hair today." Another student confirmed that this is the usual reason.

    Elsewhere, they should wear their hair in dreads or rastaf style, never need to wash it.

  199. @Pericles
    How would you suggest Obama to be directly delegitimized?

    His admitted background and beliefs. No need for absurd speculation that he wasn’t born in the US.

  200. @Hail
    Little Known Unz Review Commenting Fact 2:

    You can endorse your own comments.

    (I have seen the commenter atlantis_dweller do this; he sometimes LOLs his own comments.)

    “And what’s more, I agree with everything I just said.”

    —Piet Koornhof

  201. @J.Ross
    Corbyn caused such division that he won every leadership challenge and looks to not be going anywhere any time soon.

    He won because Labour changed its rules without thinking it through. Used to be you had to volunteer X hours a year to the party and show up at meetings to vote. They changed it to just having to pay £6.

    It would be like a vote of registered Dems electing AOC speaker when 80% of actual congressmen oppose her.

    • Replies: @Anonymous
    Labour is a political organisation that happens to have representatives in parliament. The Conservatives are a parliamentary group that happens to have a political organisation.
  202. @Mr. Anon

    Various datapoints, viewed from the distance of nearly fifty years now, seem to align and suggest the early 1970s as Peak USA.
     
    I agree. I would place the peak in the years 1969 to 1976 - the Moon landing to the Bicentennial. There was a lot of good feeling in the country surrounding the bicentennial; the country was at peace and reasonably happy with itself. The 80s weren't bad, and even the 90s weren't so bad, although the rot was setting in. By the time of Bush the Younger (Lesser, Dumber, etc.), it became plain that the wheels were coming off.

    You think so? I remember social turmoil from the draft and the Vietnam War and then high inflation and gas shortages.

  203. @Bill B.
    Who thinks Omar is hot? There is actually something quite creepy about her.

    Her delivery is hilarious though, if disturbing:

    https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=4Mutu-P7_NA

    There was a time when white Christian males asked the tough questions.

    Elliott Abrams: A Human Rights Horror Show in Three Acts
    https://original.antiwar.com/brett_wilkins/2019/02/01/elliott-abrams-a-human-rights-horror-show-in-three-acts/

  204. @Bill B.
    Who thinks Omar is hot? There is actually something quite creepy about her.

    Her delivery is hilarious though, if disturbing:

    https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=4Mutu-P7_NA

    The c**cksucker gave us MS13 , what are we going to get from Venezuela ? A quarter of a million “refugees” . I’ll bet that Jew never expected to squirm before Congress .

  205. @Hark hark the snark
    In the Fifties I was in elementary school in the suburbs of Salt Lake City. Every single kid in that school was of European descent except for one Navajo kid who had been adopted by a Mormon family.

    The largest group was Scandanavian, then English/Scottish/Welsh and Dutch. A handful were Italian and Greek. In the spring the boys would compete in a marbles contest and the girls in a hopscotch contest. The last day of school before Christmas the entire school gathered in the entrance hallway and sang Christmas carols. We’d walk home of school and buy penny candy at Economy Drug. In March they had paper kites for sell for 10 cents.

    They erased that country which you grew up in. Unless you live in certain geographical areas like northern New England or parts of the upper Midwest the only place you will experience what you did growing up is watching old film & videos.

  206. @Another Canadian
    Donut, check out the Great Indian Warpath:
    https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Great_Indian_Warpath

    Thanks that was facinating , thanks to too . So from scanning the entry I get the impression that one could go from Alabama or Florida to the NE US . I wonder if anyone has analyzed the extent of the trade , like they did in the old world . Any way thanks .

    • Replies: @donut
    to @Hereward too
    , @Another Canadian
    Donut, you may want to try a search on names of known Indian traders prior to the French and Indian War since there appears to be some extant documentation, probably for tax purposes. South Carolina appears to have a big list of licensed traders.

    https://nativeheritageproject.com/2014/04/09/south-carolina-indian-traders-1750-1754/

  207. This poster is useful because Trump can use it in his campaign, too.

    • Replies: @donut
    Yeah "America First" . And he was good friends with Epstein . I wonder if Bibi makes him wear little red panties and a manzere .

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AS8nXc3X-6k

    Hey! it's the orange man !
    , @Corvinus
    "This poster is useful because Trump can use it in his campaign, too."

    By proving that he is beholden to Jewish interests at the expense of American interests?
    , @IHTG
    It might be less useful after Bibi gets indicted!
  208. @donut
    Thanks that was facinating , thanks to @Hereward too . So from scanning the entry I get the impression that one could go from Alabama or Florida to the NE US . I wonder if anyone has analyzed the extent of the trade , like they did in the old world . Any way thanks .

    to too

  209. @Mr. Anon
    Quite right. These commenters like Tyrion 2 and Lot don't argue in good faith. Just bring up the Liberty incident or Jonathan Pollard to see what their real agenda is. Or just notice some sociological fact that is a matter of record, for that matter. They are simply partisan propagandists, promoting their own particular ethnic agenda. We don't need to engage with them at all. We already know what they think; what they think blasts out at us from the media 24/7. We should just go our own way - carry on our own conversations - without any reference to them.

    They say that it is pointless trying to engage with someone on an intellectual level who is 20 IQ points lower. I feel that with you it is much more than that. Since I am an average type of guy and so probably 100, I guess you’re about 50. Do you struggle to operate door handles?

    • Replies: @Colin Wright
    'They say that it is pointless trying to engage with someone on an intellectual level who is 20 IQ points lower. I feel that with you it is much more than that. Since I am an average type of guy and so probably 100, I guess you’re about 50. Do you struggle to operate door handles?'

    I take it Mr. Anon hit the mark.
    , @Mr. Anon
    Don't sell yourself short (er, I mean, well.............) - you are quite clearly below average.
  210. @J.Ross
    Corbyn caused such division that he won every leadership challenge and looks to not be going anywhere any time soon.

    He’ll never win an election outside of his tiny clique of Labour members. He’s like the Head of a Student Union. Only the nutters vote and they’re all insane.

    He was boosted in the last general election but a broken government and him receiving the entire protest vote. He should have romped home. Instead, he lost worse than Labour in 2010 under absolute failure Gordon Brown. This is sad.

    • Replies: @J.Ross
    It's only sad if Corbyn is blocking the path of some really talented person. If Corbyn is obstructing some second Blair then it's positively good.
  211. @AndrewR
    Whether or not these accusations are true, they remind me of the Obama birth certificate thing: a cucked, ridiculous, wasteful attempt to delegitimize a toxic politician who should best be delegitimized through far more direct means. Are we really ok with anti-white Muslim Somalis in our government as long as they aren't bigamous or guilty of immigration fraud? I know I'm not.

    Removing Omar from office or even our country would not even come close to fixing anything. Politicians like her and Obama are nothing but a symptom of our cultural rot.

    I think this is less about delegitimizing Ilhan Omar than delegitimizing the media. If you can force everyone to acknowledge that one particular immigrant politician is a lying fraud, well there are still going to be a lot of people who’ll say “but that’s just one, I’m sure the rest are good”. But if you could force everyone to acknowledge that the media systematically ignores evidence of wrongdoing by members of the Left’s favored victim groups that would be considerably bigger win. Given Ilhan Omar’s current high profile, conclusively proving the accusations against her would be a major step in that direction, so the story is definitely worth pursuing.

  212. @GSR
    I've been telling my young wife for some time now - one day soon, you'll be wrapped, meaning dressed in a potato sack with a dish towel on your head. She usually will then throw a shoe at me. But I assure her, it will happen.

    It's what the Elites want.

    If she threw a shoe at you she’s already half way there .

  213. @Anonymous
    Indeed, the same species of political myopia seems to affect the billionaires' fan club masturbation society in-house comic, The Economist magazine.

    Importing unlimited hordes of third workers into white nations, (and only white nations mind you), goody-goody gumdrops!

    But the fact that the vast multitude of dirt-poor paupers which The Economist desperately seeks to import will *inevitably* lead to permanent Marxist confiscatory government, seems strangely to elude those Capitalists' professional brownnosers.

    But the fact that the vast multitude of dirt-poor paupers which The Economist desperately seeks to import will *inevitably* lead to permanent Marxist confiscatory government, seems strangely to elude those Capitalists’ professional brownnosers.

    Libertarians as well. These open border libertarians are not really libertarian but actually promoting some sort of socialism where a shared asset of people in nice nations is redistributed to whomever can grab it.

    But beyond that these phony “libertarians” are simply incapable of grasping that any level of libertarianism depends precisely on having people who actually value that and see it as “fair”. That’s basically only going to be in nations with Anglo-Saxon traditions and where enough of the populace is on board with those traditions to maintain them.

    • Agree: Tyrion 2
    • Replies: @Lagertha

    That’s basically only going to be in nations with Anglo-Saxon traditions and where enough of the populace is on board with those traditions to maintain them.

     

    Exactly: You may like this as well as many others, here; it is long, but at least, my comments aren't.
    https://youtu.be/1-kdygA5U_k
  214. @Ghost of Bull Moose
    This poster is useful because Trump can use it in his campaign, too.

    https://static.timesofisrael.com/www/uploads/2019/02/bibi-trump-poster-e1549179597571-1024x640.jpg

    Yeah “America First” . And he was good friends with Epstein . I wonder if Bibi makes him wear little red panties and a manzere .

    Hey! it’s the orange man !

  215. @Bill B.
    Who thinks Omar is hot? There is actually something quite creepy about her.

    Her delivery is hilarious though, if disturbing:

    https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=4Mutu-P7_NA

    I don’t think Omar looks hot, and neither does this woman at the store. She constantly looks around to see which men are paying attention to her.

    The hijab, which is intended to force some degree of modesty on women, is now paradoxically a way for them to draw more attention to themselves. I ate at a middle eastern restaurant a couple of years ago, and was served by an obviously blonde American woman wearing a scarf head covering. It’s possible that the owner asked her to wear it because of his customers, but she obviously was expecting to be noticed and complimented.

    The nature of women never really changes.

    • Replies: @The Wild Geese Howard
    There is a Japanese restaurant in my area that has white geisha girls and Filipino chefs.

    Totally kills the vibe.
  216. @Bill B.
    Who thinks Omar is hot? There is actually something quite creepy about her.

    Her delivery is hilarious though, if disturbing:

    https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=4Mutu-P7_NA

    She’s about as hot as Elliott Abrams.

  217. @Clyde
    That White Mustang Girls photo is from>>>>>and more photos like it>>>>> http://www.curbsideclassic.com/blog/photography/cruising-van-nuys-boulevard-los-angeles-1972/

    Cruising Van Nuys Boulevard, Los Angeles, 1972
    BY PAUL NIEDERMEYER – JANUARY 28, 2017
    CC reader Michael M. sent me a link to a gallery of photos shot on Van Nuys Blvd. in 1972, by photographer Rick McCloskey, and part of his book, Los Angeles in the 1970s. It’s a nice slice of youth and automotive culture of the times.

    I can’t believe all the lowriders in those pictures. Whittier Blvd in East Los Angeles was where all the Mexicans cruised. The Mexicans loved the lowriders. The white guys preferred to jack up their rides, hot rod style with the lifted rear end the and the bigger tires.

  218. @Ghost of Bull Moose
    This poster is useful because Trump can use it in his campaign, too.

    https://static.timesofisrael.com/www/uploads/2019/02/bibi-trump-poster-e1549179597571-1024x640.jpg

    “This poster is useful because Trump can use it in his campaign, too.”

    By proving that he is beholden to Jewish interests at the expense of American interests?

    • Replies: @Inquiring Mind
    The poster is working its mojo in drawing out the latent anti-Semitism in apologists for the New Left Wing?
  219. Just as previously stated :

    Omar is self-collapsing political blackstar.

    Any politician that makes Elliot Abrams, or Mr. Adams ( as totally unprepared Omar gentilized that perennial crock-pot-democracy-spirit cooker ) to look just as some random AARP card-carrying citizen being zealously tortured by some foreign born, high-hijab, MAGA Scare inquisitor – does not have a political future.

    Now, don’t think twice, but watch this video that Wojcicki’s Tube unlists with a warning –
    “This video is unlisted. Be considerate and think twice before sharing.”:

    By the way, President George Ech! Daubl Yu Bush was absolutely right when he claimed that “reading is the basics for all learning” – Omarosa II of Somalia is a very, very bad learner.

    Extra credit:
    Why C-SPAN camera does not provide us with a full coverage of Zina Bash’s Naughty Fingers?

  220. @Charles Pewitt
    Some Scottish guy named MacDonald makes an excellent point about the evangelicals getting just about none of their moral and cultural policies pushed in Swamp City DC but they do get the ISRAEL FIRST stuff pushed in Swamp City DC.

    Is this because the forces of ISRAEL FIRST treason use the evangelical vote as a fig leaf to hide the power of the Jew donors and Jew media owners?

    Kevin MacDonald can be counted on to use his Scottish discernment powers to bring things into better focus.

    Look at ISRAEL FIRST Jew Ham Saban and ISRAEL FIRST Harpy Hillary Clinton:

    https://twitter.com/TOOEdit/status/1095696141964914694

    “Look at ISRAEL FIRST Jew Ham Saban and ISRAEL FIRST Harpy Hillary Clinton”

    Perhaps you neglected to NOTICE, but check out Comment 182. Clearly, Trump is about ISRAEL FIRST.

    Furthermore, a good deal of evangelicals voted for Trump–despite his own repeated immoral conduct that supposedly they abhor.

    So, how is your campaign for running for political office coming?

    • Replies: @Charles Pewitt

    So, how is your campaign for running for political office coming?

     

    I have made preliminary plans to form an exploratory committee to mull over whether or not I should challenge Trump in the 2020 GOP presidential primary. My lawyers and advisors tell me to phrase it like that to avoid any irritating interference from the nitpicking scolds at the FEC.

    Thank you for your interest in my campaign!

    Trumpy is a lousy debater. I would love to debate Trumpy on his support for nation-wrecking mass legal immigration. Trumpy might drop out of the campaign like LBJ after I got through with him.
  221. @UrbaneFrancoOntarian

    My elderly parents are, unfortunately, catching a glimpse of the coming collapse of the West in their final years.
     
    Hard to feel any sympathy for them. They were the generation that oversaw the destruction, and silently stood by.

    Now, the smart white people are preparing while the clueless majority march towards the slaughter like sheep.

    “Now, the smart white people are preparing while the clueless majority march towards the slaughter like sheep.”

    So what makes you one of these “smart white people”? Furthermore, are not your fellow whites also part of this “clueless majority march”? If so, that is an anti-white statement.

    It’s not who we are.

  222. The young, black congresswoman strayed out of line, and the Zionists have decided she must be gotten into line.

  223. @Bill B.
    Who thinks Omar is hot? There is actually something quite creepy about her.

    Her delivery is hilarious though, if disturbing:

    https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=4Mutu-P7_NA

    “Minnesota Nice”

    • Replies: @Reg Cæsar
    Mogadishu Nice.
  224. @Hypnotoad666
    I love this new trope that you can't say something that is labelled as a "trope."

    It's such a perfect way to shut down a line of inquiry without addressing the substance of a statement.
    I mean, I suppose it is a "trope" in politics that "money talks." Donors don't give money for no reason.
    They expect some return on investment.

    When you say this about the Koch brothers or oil companies or the NRA it's an obvious truism. Say it about the Israel lobby and you are an anti-Semitic bigot. Go figure.

    I guess this new definition of "trope" is like the classic definition of a political "gaffe" - a true thing you weren't supposed to say.

    this new definition of “trope”

    The once-respectable term ‘Canard’ likewise fell to Jewish linguistic monopoly power.

    Canard, (n) an unfounded rumor or story.

    Most often seen in English today with “anti-Semitic” attached to the front end. Its use has been in steady decline since the 1980s (Ngram), which is about when the phrase “anti-Semitic canard” reaches its first peak (Ngram).

    It’s plausible that fewer and fewer have wanted to use the term ‘canard’ because it became so psychologically tied to anti-Semitism. Some probably even vaguely believied that ‘canard,’ as a word, was some kind of synonym for anti-Semitism.

    Google’s top ten results for the phrase “anti * canard” are:

    — 7/10 anti-Semitic canard or variants (anti-Jewish, anti-Semitism),
    — 1/10 anti-Science canard,
    — 1/10 anti-Catholic canard,
    — 1/10 anti-India canard

    As for Ilhan Omar’s AIPAC-attaq, perhaps they didn’t use “canard” because it had worn out its use in that way. (Or perhaps “unfounded rumor” is not applicable: AIPAC does donate political money.)

    A search shows some have been using ‘canard’ to bash Omar, though, including one stronghold of Jewish power: From a Google News search of “ilhan omar canard”:

    Trump, No Stranger to Jewish Stereotypes, Rejects Ilhan Omar’s…
    New York Times Feb 12, 2019

    Mr. Trump rejected the apology of Representative Ilhan Omar, one of the first … As president, Mr. Trump fanned the anti-Semitic canard that Mr. …

  225. What does the rapid spread of ‘gay marriage’ and Anti-BDS laws have in common?

    Guess who were behind them both?

  226. The money is important. But it’s really only part of the story. More importantly, they have made it taboo to criticize (or even point out) Jewish activism while simultaneously making it taboo to engage in “white” activism (i.e., defense of the public interest). Just compare the reaction to mild criticism of AIPAC with the reaction to Steve King’s attempts at defending the majority interest. The contrast could not be more striking.

    Jews have been so effective in suppressing criticism (or noticing) that many goyim are no longer even familiar with many of these subtle “antisemitic tropes.” For example, here’s Michael Kinsley talking about criticism of Goldman Sachs.

    Then there is this oft-quoted passage at the beginning of a lengthy rant against Goldman Sachs by Matt Taibbi last July in Rolling Stone: “The world’s most powerful investment bank is a great vampire squid wrapped around the face of humanity, relentlessly jamming its blood funnel into anything that smells like money.” This sentence, many have charged, goes beyond stereotypes about Jews and money, touches other classic anti-Semitic themes about Jews as foreign or inhuman elements poisoning humanity and society, and–to some critics– even seems to reference the notorious “blood libel” that Jews use the blood of Christian babies to make matzoh.

    Taibbi claims to have been utterly blindsided by accusations that his article was anti-Semitic. He says he finds the idea “ludicrous.” He denies any relation between his words and classic anti-Semitic stereotypes. His critics find this impossible to believe. Could such a sophisticated writer (the article skewers Goldman with great skill and style) actually not know about the stereotypes and ancient lies that this passage echoes, and could he actually be surprised that there would be people calling his article, fairly or otherwise, anti-semitic? It may be possible to call Goldman Sachs a bloodsucker without being an anti-Semite. But is it possible to call Goldman Sachs a bloodsucker and then be surprised when you’re called an anti-Semite?

    This is a testament to the thorough success of Jewish activism. Anyone who points out anything about Jews soon finds himself releasing a hasty apology statement. Consequently, today most goyim are not even aware of these landmines and most often only stumble upon them unawares.

    On some corners of the internet, Jewish influence is now being given due attention, albeit often in a very coarse and superfluously offensive way. We are a long way from addressing it in domestic policy. But with Israel and Middle Eastern affairs, the suggestion of Jewish influence is intuitive and natural. That is the best place to start, although breaking into to “mainstream” venues is still a serious challenge. In domains like immigration and multiculturalism, the Jewish role is more subtle, less intuitive, and difficult to explain to the general public.

  227. @Corvinus
    "This poster is useful because Trump can use it in his campaign, too."

    By proving that he is beholden to Jewish interests at the expense of American interests?

    The poster is working its mojo in drawing out the latent anti-Semitism in apologists for the New Left Wing?

  228. @Anon7
    I don’t think Omar looks hot, and neither does this woman at the store. She constantly looks around to see which men are paying attention to her.

    The hijab, which is intended to force some degree of modesty on women, is now paradoxically a way for them to draw more attention to themselves. I ate at a middle eastern restaurant a couple of years ago, and was served by an obviously blonde American woman wearing a scarf head covering. It’s possible that the owner asked her to wear it because of his customers, but she obviously was expecting to be noticed and complimented.

    The nature of women never really changes.

    There is a Japanese restaurant in my area that has white geisha girls and Filipino chefs.

    Totally kills the vibe.

    • Replies: @Joe Stalin
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cPWDLMFfZAg
  229. @Tyrion 2
    He'll never win an election outside of his tiny clique of Labour members. He's like the Head of a Student Union. Only the nutters vote and they're all insane.

    He was boosted in the last general election but a broken government and him receiving the entire protest vote. He should have romped home. Instead, he lost worse than Labour in 2010 under absolute failure Gordon Brown. This is sad.

    It’s only sad if Corbyn is blocking the path of some really talented person. If Corbyn is obstructing some second Blair then it’s positively good.

    • Agree: Tyrion 2
  230. You claim that Jews are only now beginning to question whether their self-satisfied assumption that importing more Muslims was good for Jews. I see no evidence of that, except perhaps among some of the most WASPy neoconservative pro-Western-CIV Jews, who were never all that hot for Muslim immigration to start.

  231. This is like the rider blaming the horse.

    https://mondoweiss.net/2019/02/israel-christians-republicans/

    • Replies: @J.Ross
    Congress has just rushed through emergency legislation reassuring their masters of their loyalty.
  232. I’m lookin’ for a man named Jim.
    I am a pool-shootin’ boy
    My name is Willie McCoy
    But down home they call me Slim

    https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2019/feb/12/california-police-shooting-willie-mccoy

  233. @Bill B.
    Who thinks Omar is hot? There is actually something quite creepy about her.

    Her delivery is hilarious though, if disturbing:

    https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=4Mutu-P7_NA

    Elliot Abrams should have said, “Very cute. Now when exactly did you get off the banana boat?”

    • Replies: @Mr. Anon

    Elliot Abrams should have said, “Very cute. Now when exactly did you get off the banana boat?”
     
    One might ask Abrams the same thing.

    And, by the way, f**k Elliot Abrams:

    https://www.nationalaffairs.com/public_interest/detail/immigration-policy-who-gets-in-and-why

  234. @J.Ross
    Corbyn caused such division that he won every leadership challenge and looks to not be going anywhere any time soon.

    Corbyn caused such division that he won every leadership challenge and looks to not be going anywhere any time soon.

    I wish some prominent lefty in this country– or shrewd righty– would ape his proposal for separate bus and train cars for women.

    Where are the feminists? Come on, Mexico City has had them for years!

    • Replies: @J.Ross
    Public transportation is generally used by poor urban minorities. The people who would take up this mantle and most of their voter base have cars.
  235. @Mr. Anon

    Various datapoints, viewed from the distance of nearly fifty years now, seem to align and suggest the early 1970s as Peak USA.
     
    I agree. I would place the peak in the years 1969 to 1976 - the Moon landing to the Bicentennial. There was a lot of good feeling in the country surrounding the bicentennial; the country was at peace and reasonably happy with itself. The 80s weren't bad, and even the 90s weren't so bad, although the rot was setting in. By the time of Bush the Younger (Lesser, Dumber, etc.), it became plain that the wheels were coming off.

  236. @Tyrion 2
    Every time that the Republicans manage to provoke some Democrat into saying something stupid, the Republicans gain votes from the mainstream. The right isn't talking endlessly about Ilhan Omar's Tweets because they think it will help the Dems with the average voter! just as the left didn't endlessly mischaracterise Steve King's comments because they thought it'd help the Republicans.

    The problem, in 2016, for the Dems was that they'd been getting high on their own supply; so when Trump said things that were actually pretty innocuous the Dems broadcast them all over the place in faux outrage and looked stupid. At least, to those who had other sources of information.

    Oh no, Trump made a kind-hearted joke about Jewish donors! Oh no, Trump said many chicks dig celebrity billionaires! Oh no, Trump said that Mexico has a crime problem but that there are obviously still good people. The biggest problem for Trump was when the alt right took the media's characterisation semi-seriously and a handful of over-excited nitwits brandished swastika signs in Charlottesville.


    The game seems to be: brand your opponents as something obnoxious, wait for a handful of over-excited idiots on their side to embrace it and then broadcast it endlessly.

    Swastikas are so gay.

    • Replies: @Lagertha
    let's not get started on the uniforms!
  237. @GSR
    I've been telling my young wife for some time now - one day soon, you'll be wrapped, meaning dressed in a potato sack with a dish towel on your head. She usually will then throw a shoe at me. But I assure her, it will happen.

    It's what the Elites want.

    You married a Khrushchev?

  238. @donut
    " I’m struck by how much Rep. Omar, who is quite pretty for a member of Congress,"

    Jesus , Steve you need either you eyes or your head examined .

    On another topic : as I was picking my way through the soggy ground today avoiding other peoples muddy footsteps I got to thinking about Indian wilderness trails and how they are formed and how extensive a network they created . Were they just local game trails or was there an extensive network for trade and war , and how far could they travel on the trails . I assume they used waterways whenever they could but not always . I couldn't find much online .

    I was counting the seconds before some faggot piped in with “no, she ain’t pretty, neither!” Good job.

  239. Indeed, Hillary gave her disastrous “basket of deplorables” speech to an audience of white gay donors at the Old New York Stock Exchange.

    The one co-founded by Emma Lazarus’s grandpa.

  240. @follyofwar
    Being born in 1951, the early seventies were very horny times for young men. The short shorts were great, but the miniskirts were even better. Girls were not yet all tatted up. But, I liked to go back even further in my reading, when I actually read novels. For me, nothing more captured the post-WWII haunting beauty of America than Jack Kerouac's "On the Road." There was freedom then. The early '70s, the period of my military service, were still ruined by the senseless tragedy of Vietnam.

    The early seventies were born in 1951?

  241. @Reg Cæsar

    Corbyn caused such division that he won every leadership challenge and looks to not be going anywhere any time soon.
     
    I wish some prominent lefty in this country-- or shrewd righty-- would ape his proposal for separate bus and train cars for women.

    Where are the feminists? Come on, Mexico City has had them for years!

    Public transportation is generally used by poor urban minorities. The people who would take up this mantle and most of their voter base have cars.

    • Replies: @Reg Cæsar
    The point isn't to improve public transportation, it's to stir up a hornet's nest. That's why I suggested a "shrewd righty".
  242. @Hail
    Various datapoints, viewed from the distance of nearly fifty years now, seem to align and suggest the early 1970s as Peak USA.

    I understand the median White American living as of early 2019 was b.1974, and at some point in coming months it will roll over to the median White American being b.1975. Which is to say, most of us (the living) missed out on Peak USA. And yet still the warm glow of the peak lasted for many years to come. The glow for the first time looks distinctly dim, to many, partly chronicled at iSteve over the 2000s and 2010s.

    Various datapoints, viewed from the distance of nearly fifty years now, seem to align and suggest the early 1970s as Peak USA.

    So disco really did ruin everything, much as we Gen Xers realized in retrospect.

  243. @Dieter Kief
    Great picture, thanks! Heartwarming.


    "It's like you standing in the window / Of a house nobody lives in / And I'm sitting in the car /
    Across the way/ It's an early model Chevrolet..."

    Jackson Browne, Late for the Sky.

    Clyde Jackson Browne.

  244. Ocosio Cortez just needs to shut up and get nude for a magazine spread.

    • Agree: International Jew
    • Replies: @Colin Wright
    'Ocosio Cortez just needs to shut up and get nude for a magazine spread.'

    That IS a thought. Always good to see someone thinking outside the box.
  245. @Anon
    This is like the rider blaming the horse.

    https://mondoweiss.net/2019/02/israel-christians-republicans/

    Congress has just rushed through emergency legislation reassuring their masters of their loyalty.

  246. If you think Ilhan Omar is passably fetching (or remotely resembles the Orientalist fetish image in the post), check out the wife of one of Strayan media’s pet Muzzies – her Twitter bio pic does her only reasonable justice; in person she’s actually significantly more attractive and impressive.

    That should not matter a damn; being pretty has fuck-all to do with having anything sensible to say. Furthermore, subscribing to a set of stupid primitive fairy stories indicates cognitive shortcomings that would embarrass a dim 4-year-old.

    I’ve said it before: if a woman wants to be taken seriously, she ought to be handed a packet of wet wipes and told to wash every trace of coloured mud off her face. Then let her state her case again, and see if it gets the same accolades.

    • Replies: @L Woods

    I’ve said it before: if a woman wants to be taken seriously, she ought to be handed a packet of wet wipes and told to wash every trace of coloured mud off her face. Then let her state her case again, and see if it gets the same accolades.
     
    '

    Uhh...

    https://www.airforcetimes.com/news/your-air-force/2019/02/12/first-female-viper-demo-team-pilot-relieved-after-two-weeks/

    White American women are the second most over applauded group in the world.
  247. @Anon
    Hence, many liberals Jews are only now beginning to question their self-satisfied assumption that importing more Muslims would be good for the Jews.

    liberal

    Someone at the Gateway Pundit did a nice job of juxtaposing the ADL response to I. Omar and the ADL response to Steve King. It went completely as expected.

  248. @Dieter Kief
    Great picture, thanks! Heartwarming.


    "It's like you standing in the window / Of a house nobody lives in / And I'm sitting in the car /
    Across the way/ It's an early model Chevrolet..."

    Jackson Browne, Late for the Sky.

    So I always get nostalgic with that song
    But in my room its forced
    It has to be in some car across the street
    And I always catch the back of your head in the crowd
    Don’t turn around its never you
    And you ruin those memories

    – Ian Thornley (the Canadian Chris Cornell).

  249. @Mr. Anon

    Various datapoints, viewed from the distance of nearly fifty years now, seem to align and suggest the early 1970s as Peak USA.
     
    I agree. I would place the peak in the years 1969 to 1976 - the Moon landing to the Bicentennial. There was a lot of good feeling in the country surrounding the bicentennial; the country was at peace and reasonably happy with itself. The 80s weren't bad, and even the 90s weren't so bad, although the rot was setting in. By the time of Bush the Younger (Lesser, Dumber, etc.), it became plain that the wheels were coming off.

    Don Cornelius does beat the hell out of Tennessee Coates, so there’s that.

  250. @follyofwar
    Being born in 1951, the early seventies were very horny times for young men. The short shorts were great, but the miniskirts were even better. Girls were not yet all tatted up. But, I liked to go back even further in my reading, when I actually read novels. For me, nothing more captured the post-WWII haunting beauty of America than Jack Kerouac's "On the Road." There was freedom then. The early '70s, the period of my military service, were still ruined by the senseless tragedy of Vietnam.

    I had a copy of On The Road with a cover photo of a 20-something girl wearing my grandmother’s hairdo. I guess it wasn’t a grandma ‘do in the ’50s.

  251. @Northeast
    The seeds of cultural collapse are difficult to pinpoint. They are deposited unseen & early. The apex of Americal civic culture was the 1950s IMO. That did not mean that the rot was not lurking already....it always is.

    Can you imagine America 2019 calling upon its citizens nationwide to study science in its schools to engage in the space race with the Soviets like was asked by Ike & Kennedy? America is currently much more concerned with legalizing weed & casinos being dropped into every state.

    I suppose the libertarians think this is progress.

    This is what black pills me about our society some days.

    Decadence constantly being advanced as progress.

  252. @Jon

    These striking inequalities might suggest that the many Jewish journalists who have so enthusiastically promoted the concept of White Privilege should worry whether nonwhites follow the same logic to believe in Jewish Privilege.
     
    At this point, White Privilege is just an anti-Semitic dog whistle.

  253. @Daniel H
    Clean 1969 Mustang, two pretty friends. Wow! This dude didn't realize how fortunate he was.

    You don’t see kids that young who can afford a new Mustang any more. Any time I see a new Mustang on the road it’s got some gray-haired Boomer between the ages of 65 and 75 behind the wheel.

    • Replies: @Reg Cæsar

    You don’t see kids that young who can afford a new Mustang any more. Any time I see a new Mustang on the road it’s got some gray-haired Boomer between the ages of 65 and 75 behind the wheel...
     
    ...who couldn't afford it himself in 1966.
  254. @Mr. XYZ
    By that logic, though, are Jews also in control of the Muslim world?

    Apparently you don’t know the history of this four thousand year old Jewish rite. Christ’s death on the cross started a new religion. This new religion, Christianity, did away with the requirement to circumcise. For nearly two millennia Christians did not circumcise their sons. The Church thought the practice was evil – a mutilation of the flesh.

    To make a long story short, and to simplify the issue, that all began to change in 20th Century America, as circumcision became nearly universal, with Jewish doctors being its primary proponents. Thankfully, the rate is now dropping.

    Muslims, OTOH, and for reasons I can’t explain, always practiced circumcision, and quite often on both sexes. So, you see, there is no comparison. I hope that answers your question.

    • Replies: @Colin Wright
    '...Muslims, OTOH, and for reasons I can’t explain, always practiced circumcision...

    Sigh. Muslims practice male circumcision for the same reason they practice kosher slaughter; the religion began as a kind of purified Judaism; see Mohammed's references to the 'true Quran' as opposed to the corrupted text used by the Jews.

    I'd guess female circumcision originated as a pagan custom among some populations that subsequently converted to Islam. Most Muslims don't practice it.
  255. @prime noticer
    not being reported much, but haiti is on fire and on the verge of a civil war. what say the 'not a shithole' proclaimers to that? nothing, as usual. silence.

    has anybody been following this case of old serial killer samuel little? apparently this guy admits to murdering 93 people. his photographic memory of each murder, and his art ability, where he is sketching what they looked like right after he killed them, is leading detectives to solve cases going back into the 70s. this guys says he strangled women to death for 40 years across the entire US, in every state.

    this is a genuinely AMAZING story - and would be headline news everywhere. except samuel little is vibrant. so the case is getting almost zero coverage. HBD angle aside, this is a mind blowing case. probably, the most prolific serial killer in US history, and he remembers every detail.

    this is a genuinely AMAZING story – and would be headline news everywhere. except samuel little is vibrant. so the case is getting almost zero coverage.

    When it does get coverage, the spin is that racist White law enforcement is to blame for not caring about Black victims.

  256. @J.Ross
    Public transportation is generally used by poor urban minorities. The people who would take up this mantle and most of their voter base have cars.

    The point isn’t to improve public transportation, it’s to stir up a hornet’s nest. That’s why I suggested a “shrewd righty”.

  257. @Tyrion 2

    Omar’s snark set off a berserk reaction among politicians because nobody is allowed to mention that, on average, Jews give more money to politicians than do members of other ethnic groups. People just can’t go around noticing who the politicians’ biggest donors are.
     
    Can we have some appreciation for Trump - an only just billionaire - who, nevertheless, gave as much to his own campaign as the top 4 Democratic donors combined?

    ‘Can we have some appreciation for Trump – an only just billionaire – who, nevertheless, gave as much to his own campaign as the top 4 Democratic donors combined?’

    Zionists are tedious. The leading donor to Clinton’s campaign was a Zionist. Fourteen of the top twenty were Zionists. The leadig donor to Trump’s campaign was a Zionist.

    The Zionists bought both candidates — and you’re here to muddy the waters. Go away.

    • Replies: @Tyrion 2
    Yes, Trump is a famous Zionist (a nationalist) and was the biggest donor to his own campaign by far.

    Why do you only like nationalism when brown people do it?
  258. @Kratoklastes
    If you think Ilhan Omar is passably fetching (or remotely resembles the Orientalist fetish image in the post), check out the wife of one of Strayan media's pet Muzzies - her Twitter bio pic does her only reasonable justice; in person she's actually significantly more attractive and impressive.

    That should not matter a damn; being pretty has fuck-all to do with having anything sensible to say. Furthermore, subscribing to a set of stupid primitive fairy stories indicates cognitive shortcomings that would embarrass a dim 4-year-old.

    I've said it before: if a woman wants to be taken seriously, she ought to be handed a packet of wet wipes and told to wash every trace of coloured mud off her face. Then let her state her case again, and see if it gets the same accolades.

    I’ve said it before: if a woman wants to be taken seriously, she ought to be handed a packet of wet wipes and told to wash every trace of coloured mud off her face. Then let her state her case again, and see if it gets the same accolades.

    Uhh…

    https://www.airforcetimes.com/news/your-air-force/2019/02/12/first-female-viper-demo-team-pilot-relieved-after-two-weeks/

    White American women are the second most over applauded group in the world.

  259. @The Wild Geese Howard
    There is a Japanese restaurant in my area that has white geisha girls and Filipino chefs.

    Totally kills the vibe.

  260. @follyofwar
    Apparently you don't know the history of this four thousand year old Jewish rite. Christ's death on the cross started a new religion. This new religion, Christianity, did away with the requirement to circumcise. For nearly two millennia Christians did not circumcise their sons. The Church thought the practice was evil - a mutilation of the flesh.

    To make a long story short, and to simplify the issue, that all began to change in 20th Century America, as circumcision became nearly universal, with Jewish doctors being its primary proponents. Thankfully, the rate is now dropping.

    Muslims, OTOH, and for reasons I can't explain, always practiced circumcision, and quite often on both sexes. So, you see, there is no comparison. I hope that answers your question.

    ‘…Muslims, OTOH, and for reasons I can’t explain, always practiced circumcision…

    Sigh. Muslims practice male circumcision for the same reason they practice kosher slaughter; the religion began as a kind of purified Judaism; see Mohammed’s references to the ‘true Quran’ as opposed to the corrupted text used by the Jews.

    I’d guess female circumcision originated as a pagan custom among some populations that subsequently converted to Islam. Most Muslims don’t practice it.

  261. @Tony
    Ocosio Cortez just needs to shut up and get nude for a magazine spread.

    ‘Ocosio Cortez just needs to shut up and get nude for a magazine spread.’

    That IS a thought. Always good to see someone thinking outside the box.

    • Replies: @Reg Cæsar


    ‘Ocosio Cortez just needs to shut up and get nude for a magazine spread.’
     
    That IS a thought. Always good to see someone thinking outside the box.
     
    Penthouse, Hustler, and Screw never thought outside the box.
  262. Anonymous[379] • Disclaimer says:
    @Arclight
    I've been wondering about this for awhile - Democrats (as pointed out, with a major financial assist from Jewish donors) have been electing more and more people who don't actually like Jews, and certainly are not as enamored with Israel as the typical GOPer. At what point will we see a meaningful impact on donations?

    A friend of mine is a huge Israel booster and a pretty committed Democrat. But in conversation about politics, there are two issues where they diverge from the party that their family (who also has a lot of money) has supported for decades: Israel and the 2nd amendment. Their spouse (also Jewish) is a full on Trump supporter and NRA member incidentally, and doesn't really care about Israel. Made the mandatory visit as a 20 something and never wants to go back.

    This tension has been evident in street-level politics for decades. A lot of these little far-left/antifa/anti-racist activist groups are heavily dependent on Jewish donations–if they aren’t actually run by Jews. However many of the rank-and-file members of these groups, if they don’t actually hate Jews, do hate Israel with a passion. This means these groups are in a state of constant internal turmoil over the Israel/Palestine issue, especially when the violence over there hots up. Most of these outfits would simply implode without the Nazi boogyman to hold them together.

  263. @Northeast
    The seeds of cultural collapse are difficult to pinpoint. They are deposited unseen & early. The apex of Americal civic culture was the 1950s IMO. That did not mean that the rot was not lurking already....it always is.

    Can you imagine America 2019 calling upon its citizens nationwide to study science in its schools to engage in the space race with the Soviets like was asked by Ike & Kennedy? America is currently much more concerned with legalizing weed & casinos being dropped into every state.

    I suppose the libertarians think this is progress.

    Give the American young people an appropriate goal to aspire to: A US flag planted on Mars before 2030!

  264. This woman is pretty easy on the eyes. Maybe awe have another woman of colour other than Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez that Richard Spencer can gush about.

  265. @Dave Pinsen
    This was from the early ‘70s.

    https://twitter.com/historyinmoment/status/1095296733867925504?s=21

    That was back when the future happened in California first.

    Actually, it still happens there first. But it sucks.

    • Agree: Colin Wright
  266. @AndrewR
    Not sure whether your implied message is "this is what we've lost" or if it's "look how far back in time the rot goes."

    My personal interpretation of that photo is the latter. Those short-shorts-sporting thots would be old women already. Hindsight may be 20/20, but I think many wise people 50 years ago could have reasonably predicted how degenerate 2019 society would be based on the degeneracy already very apparent back then.

    Hindsight may be 20/20, but I think many wise people 50 years ago could have reasonably predicted how degenerate 2019 society would be based on the degeneracy already very apparent back then.

    I don’t think anybody predicted it then, or could have.

  267. The Emperor’s New Clout

    Anyone know of any good guides to clout computing and cloutsourcing? Better yet, cloutfunding?

  268. @Colin Wright
    'Ocosio Cortez just needs to shut up and get nude for a magazine spread.'

    That IS a thought. Always good to see someone thinking outside the box.

    ‘Ocosio Cortez just needs to shut up and get nude for a magazine spread.’

    That IS a thought. Always good to see someone thinking outside the box.

    Penthouse, Hustler, and Screw never thought outside the box.

  269. They’ll just wear hijabs and concentrate on doing their makeup adroitly so they look exotic and hot.

    Haha, very funny, but really, that’s what the traditional business suit always accomplished for men: it was an equalizer. You could be flabby or fat (within reason) and you didn’t look too bad next to your muscular and svelte fellows.

    Now and then, as I watch the news, I’m struck by the contrast between the “dress codes” for the two sexes. The women wear clothes that don’t look good after 40, which probably ensures short careers.

    • Replies: @Tyrion 2
    Every wedding I go to, like the bore I must be aging into, I drink a bit, feel mischievous and make the same joke to the lady folk assembled. "You all look wonderful today, your outfits are so well thought out, your bags, dresses, shoes and even hats are on point! They look like they must have cost a lot! I should go and design a (scratch out as necessary) morning suit/dinner jacket/basic lounge suit for ladies. Then you could all just wear the same thing to each event and not have to worry".

    The vast majority react very negatively to the idea. Maybe, it'll change by the time the sadly inevitable second weddings come around?
    , @Reg Cæsar

    The women wear clothes that don’t look good after 40, which probably ensures short careers.
     
    The way to look good at 40 is to dress like someone 60, and at 60, 80.
    , @Corn
    “Now and then, as I watch the news, I’m struck by the contrast between the “dress codes” for the two sexes.”

    I think it’s odd how in some formal work/ceremonial settings men are expected to be covered neck to wrist. Collared shirt and tie, jacket, trousers etc. Yet you will often see women wearing if not miniskirts then skirts just above the knee, short sleeved blouses, sleeveless dresses or tops. They then cry “Sexism!” or “Repression!” if they’re told “No skirts above the knee” or “No spaghetti strap tops”.

    You want equality ladies, we’ll put ya’ll in pantsuits.
  270. @Mike P.
    Did Trump's money cause white Protestants to be overrepresented among political donors?

    Considering the many white Protestants with a lot more money than him who don’t donate what is even chump change to them, I simply think Trump’s generosity and sense of patriotism should be lauded.

    For example, Jezz Bezos made more money on a number of single days last year than Trump’s entire election campaign cost.

    If donating political money buys you great influence, I guess Bezos hates influence. But if it is more often civic generosity, then what is wrong with the underepresented white Protestant billionaires? Actually, either way, what is wrong with them?

    Anyway, the real tragedy of Trump seems to be that he has had to attempt to do so much with relatively miniscule effective support. Those hardy few who have helped are clearly exceptional.

    • Replies: @Anonymous

    Anyway, the real tragedy of Trump seems to be that he has had to attempt to do so much with relatively miniscule effective support. Those hardy few who have helped are clearly exceptional.
     
    What kind of support are you referring to? What are the names of the hardy few?
    , @Mr. Anon

    If donating political money buys you great influence, I guess Bezos hates influence.
     
    Sure, he hates influence. That's why he bought the Washington Post - to NOT be influential. He has also contributed a lot of money to political campaigns.

    https://www.nytimes.com/2018/09/05/technology/jeff-bezos-amazon-political-donation-veterans.html

    "The couple are donating $10 million to the With Honor Fund, a so-called super PAC that supports military veterans running for Congress who vow to take a cross-party approach to governing. The group has endorsed 33 candidates running this year — 14 Republicans and 19 Democrats."

    i.e., he is an enthusiastic supporter of the uniparty state. He's also donated a lot to promote gay marriage.

    You're like unz.com's own private version of The Economist - consistently ill-informed. Why don't you stop opining about America, a country you clearly know nothing about.

    Nitwit.
  271. @Colin Wright
    'Can we have some appreciation for Trump – an only just billionaire – who, nevertheless, gave as much to his own campaign as the top 4 Democratic donors combined?'

    Zionists are tedious. The leading donor to Clinton's campaign was a Zionist. Fourteen of the top twenty were Zionists. The leadig donor to Trump's campaign was a Zionist.

    The Zionists bought both candidates -- and you're here to muddy the waters. Go away.

    Yes, Trump is a famous Zionist (a nationalist) and was the biggest donor to his own campaign by far.

    Why do you only like nationalism when brown people do it?

    • Replies: @J.Ross
    I'm not following this at all, is your point here that Jewish monetary influence means nothing because of Trump's sincerity? How are these ideas related?
  272. @International Jew

    They’ll just wear hijabs and concentrate on doing their makeup adroitly so they look exotic and hot.
     
    Haha, very funny, but really, that's what the traditional business suit always accomplished for men: it was an equalizer. You could be flabby or fat (within reason) and you didn't look too bad next to your muscular and svelte fellows.

    Now and then, as I watch the news, I'm struck by the contrast between the "dress codes" for the two sexes. The women wear clothes that don't look good after 40, which probably ensures short careers.

    Every wedding I go to, like the bore I must be aging into, I drink a bit, feel mischievous and make the same joke to the lady folk assembled. “You all look wonderful today, your outfits are so well thought out, your bags, dresses, shoes and even hats are on point! They look like they must have cost a lot! I should go and design a (scratch out as necessary) morning suit/dinner jacket/basic lounge suit for ladies. Then you could all just wear the same thing to each event and not have to worry”.

    The vast majority react very negatively to the idea. Maybe, it’ll change by the time the sadly inevitable second weddings come around?

    • Replies: @Anonymous

    the sadly inevitable second weddings
     
    Do you really believe this?
  273. This is and was Whiskeys point.

    I dated a half Tunisian girl in college. We should ban Muslim men & let in their women….especislly the Salma Hayek looking ones…..whos plan was this again? I borrowed it from a poster here who was married to a Colombian woman…..who was it again?

  274. @Tyrion 2
    Yes, Trump is a famous Zionist (a nationalist) and was the biggest donor to his own campaign by far.

    Why do you only like nationalism when brown people do it?

    I’m not following this at all, is your point here that Jewish monetary influence means nothing because of Trump’s sincerity? How are these ideas related?

    • Replies: @Colin Wright
    'I’m not following this at all, is your point here that Jewish monetary influence means nothing because of Trump’s sincerity? How are these ideas related?'

    The ideas aren't related. He's just trying to bait me.
    , @Tyrion 2
    He said the "leading donor to the Trump campaign was a Zionist" but since that leading donor was Trump (many times over), I agreed - Trump is a consistent nationalist - though utterly isolated and therefore ineffective in government.

    My general point though is that with all this kvetching about Jews making large political donations a few contradictions arise.

    The first does so because the kvetching is based on it supposedly giving Jews great power and influence.

    A point which makes sense in isolation, but which falls down when, given the huge numbers of non-Jews who could easily donate a lot more than that, it means that you have to believe that non-Jewish hard-charging billionaires must hate power and influence. If they could buy it for a day's earnings, why don't they?

    As a counter you might ask then why do these Jews donate what they do - if it affords them little actual power? A simple answer might be that they feel a sense of civic duty, but I believe that is too kind to be the whole reason. Instead, it mostly allows them to preen and feel important and gain social recognition.

    Indeed, as they tend to be old and are the types who always seem to be kvetching themselves about golf clubs or whatever, such a prosaic explanation does fit. When you're seen palling around with the President, you've finally made it.

    From a UK perspective, this is all quite predictable. Traditionally politicians have handed out honours to big time political donors such as the MBE, CBE and OBE. They don't get you anything but it is a nice badge to have. I have known people who have obviously donated mostly for such a reason.

    Trump, a canny client manager, wasn't being stupid when he gave Mrs Shelly Adelson that US Presidential bauble. He was giving her exactly what her husband was paying for.

    "Give me enough medals and I'll win you any war” Napoleon Bonaparte.

    , @Mr. Anon
    His point is "Don't notice these people over here (i.e., his tribe)........, notice something else unrelated over there." That's always his point. That's his only point.
  275. @Detective Club
    Los Angeles was such a great place to live in 1967 that if you were a bookie in the lock-up, whose daughter happened to die while you were inside, the cops would be so kindly towards you that they would cover the expenses of your daughter's funeral.
    https://youtu.be/rDlcIRxqWlw
    Of course, LA was majority White back in 1967 (Joe Friday looks like he has some pow-wow blood --- he probably lied on his 1960 US Census form!).

    “Webb was raised in the Roman Catholic faith of his mother, who was of Irish and Native American descent.”

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jack_Webb#Early_life

  276. @International Jew

    They’ll just wear hijabs and concentrate on doing their makeup adroitly so they look exotic and hot.
     
    Haha, very funny, but really, that's what the traditional business suit always accomplished for men: it was an equalizer. You could be flabby or fat (within reason) and you didn't look too bad next to your muscular and svelte fellows.

    Now and then, as I watch the news, I'm struck by the contrast between the "dress codes" for the two sexes. The women wear clothes that don't look good after 40, which probably ensures short careers.

    The women wear clothes that don’t look good after 40, which probably ensures short careers.

    The way to look good at 40 is to dress like someone 60, and at 60, 80.

  277. @Dr. X
    You don't see kids that young who can afford a new Mustang any more. Any time I see a new Mustang on the road it's got some gray-haired Boomer between the ages of 65 and 75 behind the wheel.

    You don’t see kids that young who can afford a new Mustang any more. Any time I see a new Mustang on the road it’s got some gray-haired Boomer between the ages of 65 and 75 behind the wheel…

    …who couldn’t afford it himself in 1966.

  278. @UrbaneFrancoOntarian
    Hell is Somalia?

    Nice and simple. Somalians are a hopelessly retarded people. While I may be somewhat racist, I can think of decent people from every race.... except somalians.

    Every single somalian is stupid, slow, thuggish, and generally dead weight on humanity that should be quarantined and left to starve in their native shithole. I can't speak lowly enough about them.

    I’ve never met any of these people. What makes them worse than the average African?

  279. @TheBoom

    many liberals Jews are only now beginning to question their self-satisfied assumption that importing more Muslims would be good for the Jews.
     
    Steve, what evidence do you have to support this assertion? I see no evidence of it. From what I can tell, liberal American jews still feel that making whites a minority is job numero uno. Any criticism of immigration is still seen as white supremacy. Jews are not logical on immigration issues. Open borders for white countries is a religion for them.

    Correct, this is pure wishful thinking on Steve’s part. Much like his absurd idea that not counting Middle Eastern people as separate from white Europeans on the census will somehow help them assimilate.

  280. @Jimi
    I don't like the social expectation that a women heading into her late 30s and has a couple of kids needs to look "hot."

    Everyone should strive to not be fat but I don't think married women or men need should be expected to be toned with firm butts.

    Once you have kids entering puberty its time to let vanity go, lose the yoga pants and wear stylish clothes that hide your flaws.

    I disagree. “Be Best”

  281. @J.Ross
    I'm not following this at all, is your point here that Jewish monetary influence means nothing because of Trump's sincerity? How are these ideas related?

    ‘I’m not following this at all, is your point here that Jewish monetary influence means nothing because of Trump’s sincerity? How are these ideas related?’

    The ideas aren’t related. He’s just trying to bait me.

  282. @Anonymous

    mobilize a Coalition of the Margins comprising identity groups—such as blacks, transgenders, Muslims, and Jews—who don’t have much to unite them other than their resentment of old-fashioned Americans. …
     
    Poor word choice, Steve. "Resentment" implies that Whites have done something (wrong) that justifies resentment. It is like "grievance" in that way, albeit in a lesser degree.

    Learn from the Jews. They rarely use "grievances" or "resentment" to describe the motivations behind opposition toward, animosity toward, or criticism of them. Instead, it is "hate" or "anti-Semitism."

    Steve has it right. No need to imitate the duplicitous. For most on the left, it’s not real burning hate—they are afflicted with more of a “Hate us ‘cause they ain’t us” envy. Of course, that hate-envy is just as dangerous as the former.

    • Replies: @Anonymous

    Steve has it right. No need to imitate the duplicitous. For most on the left, it’s not real burning hate—they are afflicted with more of a “Hate us ‘cause they ain’t us” envy. Of course, that hate-envy is just as dangerous as the former.
     
    Then Steve doesn't have it right. Call it "envy," then, not "resentment" or "grievances."
    , @Reg Cæsar

    For most on the left, it’s not real burning hate—they are afflicted with more of a “Hate us ‘cause they ain’t us” envy.
     
    Derb once pointed out that American lefties never really hate their country, not enough to leave. But Brits... so many are living out their lives in places like Thailand, Morocco, or Ceylon. They really hate the homeland.

    That, and the underage sex. They can get that at home, too, but the crackdowns come too often.
  283. @Tyrion 2
    They say that it is pointless trying to engage with someone on an intellectual level who is 20 IQ points lower. I feel that with you it is much more than that. Since I am an average type of guy and so probably 100, I guess you're about 50. Do you struggle to operate door handles?

    ‘They say that it is pointless trying to engage with someone on an intellectual level who is 20 IQ points lower. I feel that with you it is much more than that. Since I am an average type of guy and so probably 100, I guess you’re about 50. Do you struggle to operate door handles?’

    I take it Mr. Anon hit the mark.

  284. @Tyrion 2
    It isn't the Jewish vote they are courting. They are trying to provoke examples of anti-Semitism; something 98% of people don't like. It has played out exactly this way in the UK, to hilarious effect.

    Watching a black Labour MP accuse the Labour party of institutional racism anti-Semitism has been cathartic. It'd be better if they were correctly identified as anti-native, but Jews always seem to be the Canary in the coalmine so hopefully it is a sign of greater things to come.

    They are trying to provoke examples of anti-Semitism; something 98% of people don’t like.

    Anti-Semitism isn’t popular, but counter-Semitism is on the rise again. 88% of people are at least subconsciously counter-Semitic.

    • Replies: @Tyrion 2
    In your fevered dreams. Again, your enemies don't slur you as something because that something has popularity. They do it to make you a pariah by association.
  285. @Lot
    He caused Labour to lose most Jewish support, a lot of Jew-friendly elite support, and in general become divided and look bad.

    The UK has a lot of leftists, but only had Tory/New Labour governments the past 40 years.

    Totally false. Labour has had a resurgence under Corbyn. They increased their vote in the last election, against all predictions by the establishment media and are poised for a possible victory in the next election. Corbyn’s standing up to the Jewish lobby is tremendously popular.

    Lot and Tyrion2 are dishonest neocons who are here to pervert the discourse. They are like less buffoonish versions Whiskey(aka The Long Winded Neocon, as I dubbed him when he posted anonymously).

    Fundamentally, they are here to do hasbara for Jews and Israel. They are part of a larger reorientation of the neocon movement to target the alt-right for subversion now that boomer style cuckservatives are being eclipsed by the dissident right. They will feign sympathy for our goals at times to accomplish this.

    • Replies: @Tyrion 2
    Yeah, because losing the third election in a row, this time worse than Gordon Brown lost in 2010 for which he was widely decried as totally useless, is success!

    https://i.imgur.com/fMpPc6K.jpg

    Has a political party in the UK ever won 4 elections in a row, because I bet the Conservatives do.

  286. @J.Ross
    I'm not following this at all, is your point here that Jewish monetary influence means nothing because of Trump's sincerity? How are these ideas related?

    He said the “leading donor to the Trump campaign was a Zionist” but since that leading donor was Trump (many times over), I agreed – Trump is a consistent nationalist – though utterly isolated and therefore ineffective in government.

    My general point though is that with all this kvetching about Jews making large political donations a few contradictions arise.

    The first does so because the kvetching is based on it supposedly giving Jews great power and influence.

    A point which makes sense in isolation, but which falls down when, given the huge numbers of non-Jews who could easily donate a lot more than that, it means that you have to believe that non-Jewish hard-charging billionaires must hate power and influence. If they could buy it for a day’s earnings, why don’t they?

    As a counter you might ask then why do these Jews donate what they do – if it affords them little actual power? A simple answer might be that they feel a sense of civic duty, but I believe that is too kind to be the whole reason. Instead, it mostly allows them to preen and feel important and gain social recognition.

    Indeed, as they tend to be old and are the types who always seem to be kvetching themselves about golf clubs or whatever, such a prosaic explanation does fit. When you’re seen palling around with the President, you’ve finally made it.

    From a UK perspective, this is all quite predictable. Traditionally politicians have handed out honours to big time political donors such as the MBE, CBE and OBE. They don’t get you anything but it is a nice badge to have. I have known people who have obviously donated mostly for such a reason.

    Trump, a canny client manager, wasn’t being stupid when he gave Mrs Shelly Adelson that US Presidential bauble. He was giving her exactly what her husband was paying for.

    “Give me enough medals and I’ll win you any war” Napoleon Bonaparte.

    • Replies: @J.Ross
    So you're depending on a one-for-one system of dosh and suction, which is preposterous.
  287. @Jenner Ickham Errican

    They are trying to provoke examples of anti-Semitism; something 98% of people don’t like.
     
    Anti-Semitism isn’t popular, but counter-Semitism is on the rise again. 88% of people are at least subconsciously counter-Semitic.

    In your fevered dreams. Again, your enemies don’t slur you as something because that something has popularity. They do it to make you a pariah by association.

    • Replies: @Jenner Ickham Errican
    The old incantations are losing their power.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=26-VzfBZg1w
  288. @Tyrion 2
    In your fevered dreams. Again, your enemies don't slur you as something because that something has popularity. They do it to make you a pariah by association.

    The old incantations are losing their power.

    • Replies: @Tyrion 2
    You know, rather than living in denial, you should be flattered by my last comment. As if they're not trying to slur you by association with the idea then they're trying to slur the idea by association with you...
  289. @Northeast
    The seeds of cultural collapse are difficult to pinpoint. They are deposited unseen & early. The apex of Americal civic culture was the 1950s IMO. That did not mean that the rot was not lurking already....it always is.

    Can you imagine America 2019 calling upon its citizens nationwide to study science in its schools to engage in the space race with the Soviets like was asked by Ike & Kennedy? America is currently much more concerned with legalizing weed & casinos being dropped into every state.

    I suppose the libertarians think this is progress.

    If you want to die, then fine, but don’t romanticize a phenomenon that was a direct result of living in an era in which a civilization-destroying nuclear war was much more likely than it is today.

    • Replies: @Mr. Anon

    If you want to die, then fine, but don’t romanticize a phenomenon that was a direct result of living in an era in which a civilization-destroying nuclear war was much more likely than it is today.
     
    More likely? Yes. Much more likely? I get less sure about that every day. Our ruling class seems ever more determined to get us involved in a war that could go nuclear and that we could lose.
  290. @Jenner Ickham Errican
    The old incantations are losing their power.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=26-VzfBZg1w

    You know, rather than living in denial, you should be flattered by my last comment. As if they’re not trying to slur you by association with the idea then they’re trying to slur the idea by association with you…

    • Replies: @Jenner Ickham Errican
    Yes, I know “anti-Semite” is a slur.

    Like I wrote, the old incantations are losing their power.
  291. @ATBOTL
    Totally false. Labour has had a resurgence under Corbyn. They increased their vote in the last election, against all predictions by the establishment media and are poised for a possible victory in the next election. Corbyn's standing up to the Jewish lobby is tremendously popular.

    Lot and Tyrion2 are dishonest neocons who are here to pervert the discourse. They are like less buffoonish versions Whiskey(aka The Long Winded Neocon, as I dubbed him when he posted anonymously).

    Fundamentally, they are here to do hasbara for Jews and Israel. They are part of a larger reorientation of the neocon movement to target the alt-right for subversion now that boomer style cuckservatives are being eclipsed by the dissident right. They will feign sympathy for our goals at times to accomplish this.

    Yeah, because losing the third election in a row, this time worse than Gordon Brown lost in 2010 for which he was widely decried as totally useless, is success!

    Has a political party in the UK ever won 4 elections in a row, because I bet the Conservatives do.

    • Replies: @Menschmaschine
    A little bit dishonest, aren't we?

    Number of seats 2010:
    Conservatives: 306 Labour: 258 Liberal Democrats: 57

    2017:
    Conservatives: 317 Labour: 262 Liberal Democrats: 12

    So, Labour actually did slightly better in 2017 than in 2010 (And much better than predicted), the reason for the bigger gap to the Conservatives is simply that the Liberal Democrats lost so heavy!

    ever won 4 elections in a row, because I bet the Conservatives do.
     
    They need(ed) a coalition partner for 2 of them

    What makes Corbyn unelectable for many are his hard left economic doctrines; more recently, his insufficiently enthusiastic position in regard to stopping Brexit has hurt him among younger Labourites. But there isn't any evidence at all that the hysterical campaign against him because of his (rather tame) criticism of israeli crimes has hurt him in any way.
    , @ATBOTL
    You are leaving out the 2015 election, a deliberate attempt to deceive on your part.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2010_United_Kingdom_general_election

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2015_United_Kingdom_general_election

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2017_United_Kingdom_general_election

    Corbyn increased Labour's MPs by 30 seats from 2015 and had a higher seat total than in 2010. Corbyn won over two million more votes than the Jewish Miliband in 2015 and over four million more votes than Brown in 2010. Corbyn got 40% of the vote in 2017 vs. 30.4% of the vote for Miliband in 2015. That's massive increase in two years. Corbyn is popular for standing up to bullying from the viciously anti-white Jewish lobby, something that drives you insane.

    I hope everyone here understands that Tyrion 2 is arguing bad faith. He has no concern for the truth, only for ethnic activism on behalf of his tribe.

  292. @follyofwar
    Indeed, I can think of nothing that more demonstrates Jewish control of the culture than the fact that most of us American gentiles have been circumcised.

    Christian anti-masturbation obsessiveness was behind that.

  293. @Lot
    He won because Labour changed its rules without thinking it through. Used to be you had to volunteer X hours a year to the party and show up at meetings to vote. They changed it to just having to pay £6.

    It would be like a vote of registered Dems electing AOC speaker when 80% of actual congressmen oppose her.

    Labour is a political organisation that happens to have representatives in parliament. The Conservatives are a parliamentary group that happens to have a political organisation.

  294. Yes, wait ’til they take over and we can get back to beating, stoning and beheading women who are too uppity.

  295. That reminds me, what became of that business with Rand Paul and Israel at the end of last year? Something to do with halting aid to Israel IIRC. There was a brief flurry of stories about it, then silence.

  296. @Ghost of Bull Moose
    This poster is useful because Trump can use it in his campaign, too.

    https://static.timesofisrael.com/www/uploads/2019/02/bibi-trump-poster-e1549179597571-1024x640.jpg

    It might be less useful after Bibi gets indicted!

  297. @donut
    Thanks that was facinating , thanks to @Hereward too . So from scanning the entry I get the impression that one could go from Alabama or Florida to the NE US . I wonder if anyone has analyzed the extent of the trade , like they did in the old world . Any way thanks .

    Donut, you may want to try a search on names of known Indian traders prior to the French and Indian War since there appears to be some extant documentation, probably for tax purposes. South Carolina appears to have a big list of licensed traders.

    https://nativeheritageproject.com/2014/04/09/south-carolina-indian-traders-1750-1754/

  298. @Tyrion 2
    Yeah, because losing the third election in a row, this time worse than Gordon Brown lost in 2010 for which he was widely decried as totally useless, is success!

    https://i.imgur.com/fMpPc6K.jpg

    Has a political party in the UK ever won 4 elections in a row, because I bet the Conservatives do.

    A little bit dishonest, aren’t we?

    Number of seats 2010:
    Conservatives: 306 Labour: 258 Liberal Democrats: 57

    2017:
    Conservatives: 317 Labour: 262 Liberal Democrats: 12

    So, Labour actually did slightly better in 2017 than in 2010 (And much better than predicted), the reason for the bigger gap to the Conservatives is simply that the Liberal Democrats lost so heavy!

    ever won 4 elections in a row, because I bet the Conservatives do.

    They need(ed) a coalition partner for 2 of them

    What makes Corbyn unelectable for many are his hard left economic doctrines; more recently, his insufficiently enthusiastic position in regard to stopping Brexit has hurt him among younger Labourites. But there isn’t any evidence at all that the hysterical campaign against him because of his (rather tame) criticism of israeli crimes has hurt him in any way.

    • Replies: @Tyrion 2
    Corbyn lost the white working class, amazing for Labour, because he clearly thinks they are in the way of his political programme. The Jew stuff just kept him distracted from criticising the government. Most people in Britain are confused when people start talking about Jew this and Jew that. It is a confusing turn off.
  299. @Bill B.
    Who thinks Omar is hot? There is actually something quite creepy about her.

    Her delivery is hilarious though, if disturbing:

    https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=4Mutu-P7_NA

    Dumb broad. She can’t even get his name right and she falters looking for words bit you can tell by the look on her face she thinks is dazzling the hearing.

  300. @International Jew

    They’ll just wear hijabs and concentrate on doing their makeup adroitly so they look exotic and hot.
     
    Haha, very funny, but really, that's what the traditional business suit always accomplished for men: it was an equalizer. You could be flabby or fat (within reason) and you didn't look too bad next to your muscular and svelte fellows.

    Now and then, as I watch the news, I'm struck by the contrast between the "dress codes" for the two sexes. The women wear clothes that don't look good after 40, which probably ensures short careers.

    “Now and then, as I watch the news, I’m struck by the contrast between the “dress codes” for the two sexes.”

    I think it’s odd how in some formal work/ceremonial settings men are expected to be covered neck to wrist. Collared shirt and tie, jacket, trousers etc. Yet you will often see women wearing if not miniskirts then skirts just above the knee, short sleeved blouses, sleeveless dresses or tops. They then cry “Sexism!” or “Repression!” if they’re told “No skirts above the knee” or “No spaghetti strap tops”.

    You want equality ladies, we’ll put ya’ll in pantsuits.

  301. anon[227] • Disclaimer says:
    @Anon
    Hence, many liberals Jews are only now beginning to question their self-satisfied assumption that importing more Muslims would be good for the Jews.

    liberal

    I have seen more Poles ,Romanians ,Lithuanians and Slovakians . They have uprooted local business, they have corrupted NY city. They have raked up huge profit at the cost of the citizen in construction business , in grabbing government contracts and overseeing public private services like road construction and sewerage disposal plumbing and long distance truck hauling . Compared to that see muslims driving cabs, imaging retail stores,working in computer or engineering or in medicine .
    There is reason British have been cheating anti Poles anti Eastern Europeans and not ant muslim mantras .

  302. anon[227] • Disclaimer says:
    @Anon
    Hence, many liberals Jews are only now beginning to question their self-satisfied assumption that importing more Muslims would be good for the Jews.

    liberal

    I have seen more Poles ,Romanians ,Lithuanians and Slovakians . They have uprooted local business, they have corrupted NY city. They have raked up huge profit at the cost of the citizen in construction business , in grabbing government contracts and overseeing public private services like road construction and sewerage disposal plumbing and long distance truck hauling . Compared to that see muslims driving cabs, imaging retail stores,working in computer or engineering or in medicine .
    There is a reason British have been crying anti Poles anti Eastern Europeans and not ant muslim mantras .

    • Replies: @J.Ross
    Yeah, that reason is called "law." What prison will they be put in if they say they hate white people?
  303. @Tyrion 2
    99% of modern politics seems to be stating that the people you don't like are cheating on civilised norms and that this justifies cheating back.

    This ties into Rene Girard's theories of mimesis and competition. He argued that societies went through these spirals and only settled after sacrificing a scapegoat. Dramatic historical examples of scapegoats include the Armenians (Ottomans), the successful farmers (USSR), the educated people (Khmer Rouge) etc.

    Basically, the competing groups of "cheaters" would find a sub-group to lay all of the blame on, and then punish them.

    The surviving members of the sacrificed scapegoats would, in the aftermath, be rendered holy and this would continue through the next cycle because their death would have brought social peace.

    Being a Catholic, he saw the Christian telling of the scapegoating of Jesus, the son of God, as a way to end this cycle as its ritualisation, through the drinking of the blood, Easter and so on, would satisfy this need instead. It built on and improved on the core function of the Abraham and Isaac story.

    Of course, for this to be true, it was also necessary for him to, not unreasonably, hold that ritualisation and even "play" could serve to satisfy the weird needs arising out of human social interaction.

    I found his explanations pretty convincing but please be aware that I read his stuff a while ago and I will not have been able to do it justice. Also, I suspect this is why the tweeter added Mr Yudkowsky in the reply.

    Fascinating idea

  304. @Tyrion 2
    It isn't the Jewish vote they are courting. They are trying to provoke examples of anti-Semitism; something 98% of people don't like. It has played out exactly this way in the UK, to hilarious effect.

    Watching a black Labour MP accuse the Labour party of institutional racism anti-Semitism has been cathartic. It'd be better if they were correctly identified as anti-native, but Jews always seem to be the Canary in the coalmine so hopefully it is a sign of greater things to come.

    It is an appeal to the desire to be a hero or savior in gebtiles, a common human desire. In the same way Schindler ‘s list portrayed the title character ( despite historical realities) as a brave noble man that ordinary people could emulate. Stirring up ideas about riding anti-semitransparent is meant to appeal to them.

    One could see SJWs as arm chair schindlers bravely using twitter to fight the bad guys.

  305. @Tyrion 2
    Considering the many white Protestants with a lot more money than him who don't donate what is even chump change to them, I simply think Trump's generosity and sense of patriotism should be lauded.

    For example, Jezz Bezos made more money on a number of single days last year than Trump's entire election campaign cost.

    If donating political money buys you great influence, I guess Bezos hates influence. But if it is more often civic generosity, then what is wrong with the underepresented white Protestant billionaires? Actually, either way, what is wrong with them?

    Anyway, the real tragedy of Trump seems to be that he has had to attempt to do so much with relatively miniscule effective support. Those hardy few who have helped are clearly exceptional.

    Anyway, the real tragedy of Trump seems to be that he has had to attempt to do so much with relatively miniscule effective support. Those hardy few who have helped are clearly exceptional.

    What kind of support are you referring to? What are the names of the hardy few?

    • Replies: @Tyrion 2
    Good question. I assume they exist. Evidence is sparse though. Stephen Miller?

    There are more and I am unfair but, yes, Trump is a tragic figure.
  306. @Tyrion 2
    Every wedding I go to, like the bore I must be aging into, I drink a bit, feel mischievous and make the same joke to the lady folk assembled. "You all look wonderful today, your outfits are so well thought out, your bags, dresses, shoes and even hats are on point! They look like they must have cost a lot! I should go and design a (scratch out as necessary) morning suit/dinner jacket/basic lounge suit for ladies. Then you could all just wear the same thing to each event and not have to worry".

    The vast majority react very negatively to the idea. Maybe, it'll change by the time the sadly inevitable second weddings come around?

    the sadly inevitable second weddings

    Do you really believe this?

    • Replies: @Tyrion 2
    Statistics tell me it is likely. I don't believe it for myself, naturally. I also don't see it for any other particular people, but stats are stats. There is the confounding factors of class, but it isn't that confounding.

    At least, I hear, the second round of stag parties are a lot more louche. These have been tame enough even for my wife to mock them. (She is clearly a keeper and I don't believe in divorce.)
  307. Anonymous[318] • Disclaimer says:
    @Jenner Ickham Errican
    Steve has it right. No need to imitate the duplicitous. For most on the left, it’s not real burning hate—they are afflicted with more of a “Hate us ‘cause they ain’t us” envy. Of course, that hate-envy is just as dangerous as the former.

    Steve has it right. No need to imitate the duplicitous. For most on the left, it’s not real burning hate—they are afflicted with more of a “Hate us ‘cause they ain’t us” envy. Of course, that hate-envy is just as dangerous as the former.

    Then Steve doesn’t have it right. Call it “envy,” then, not “resentment” or “grievances.”

    • Replies: @Jenner Ickham Errican
    It’s all of the above, really. I propose: Grievenvyhatesentment.
  308. @Tyrion 2
    Yeah, because losing the third election in a row, this time worse than Gordon Brown lost in 2010 for which he was widely decried as totally useless, is success!

    https://i.imgur.com/fMpPc6K.jpg

    Has a political party in the UK ever won 4 elections in a row, because I bet the Conservatives do.

    You are leaving out the 2015 election, a deliberate attempt to deceive on your part.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2010_United_Kingdom_general_election

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2015_United_Kingdom_general_election

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2017_United_Kingdom_general_election

    Corbyn increased Labour’s MPs by 30 seats from 2015 and had a higher seat total than in 2010. Corbyn won over two million more votes than the Jewish Miliband in 2015 and over four million more votes than Brown in 2010. Corbyn got 40% of the vote in 2017 vs. 30.4% of the vote for Miliband in 2015. That’s massive increase in two years. Corbyn is popular for standing up to bullying from the viciously anti-white Jewish lobby, something that drives you insane.

    I hope everyone here understands that Tyrion 2 is arguing bad faith. He has no concern for the truth, only for ethnic activism on behalf of his tribe.

    • Replies: @Lot
    Wah wah wah, Labour keeps on losing. You want to debate by how much.

    Islamo-socialism just isn't popular in the UK.

    , @Anonymous

    I hope everyone here understands that Tyrion 2 is arguing bad faith. He has no concern for the truth, only for ethnic activism on behalf of his tribe.
     
    He has some excellent insights and statements. As to certain areas where he has conflicting interests, he may not even be aware of his biases.
    , @Tyrion 2
    So...as I said, Labour lost by a bigger margin than did Gordon Brown in their "disastrous" 2010 campaign. Also, it was despite conditions being far more favourable for them.

    As for your argument that Corbyn is popular for standing up to some sort of anti-white Jewish lobby, you're clearly insane. Corbyn is an open borders kind of guy and most people don't spend 10 seconds a year thinking about Jews.

    Corbyn's hand-picked ministerial team include the lady who mouthed off at a British chef for daring to cook Jamaican food - ...ffs, even when Mirpur sends its best, it doesn't help!

    I mean, his second closest political ally isrven recorded on Wikipedia as an obvious anti-white race hustler. This is the person he'd put in government! (oh but he doesn't like Jews much so he must be fine ..wtf)

    In 1996, Abbott was criticised after she claimed that at her local hospital "blonde, blue-eyed Finnish girls" were unsuitable as nurses because they had "never met a black person before".[87] In response Marc Wadsworth, executive member of the Anti-Racist Alliance, who is half-Finnish, pointed out that the then-current Miss Finland, Lola Odusoga, is black, of Nigerian and Finnish descent. "She's a black Finn like me," he said. Abbott's position was supported by fellow Labour MP Bernie Grant: "Bringing someone here from Finland who has never seen a black person before and expecting them to have some empathy with black people is nonsense. Scandinavian people don't know black people—they probably don't know how to take their temperature".[88][89]

    In 2010, in defending her decision to send her son to a private school, she asserted that “West Indian mums will go to the wall for their children.”, prompting criticism about this perceived slight on white mothers.[90]

    On 4 January 2012, Abbott tweeted that: "White people love playing 'divide and rule' We should not play their game", which again led to widespread criticism including accusations of racism.[91] Abbott later apologised for "any offence caused", claiming that she had not intended to "make generalisations about white people". Abbott also stated in an interview with Andrew Neil that her tweet referred to the history of the British Empire.[92][93][94] The Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg called her comments a "stupid and crass generalisation". Nadhim Zahawi, Conservative MP, said: "This is racism. If this was a white member of Parliament saying that all black people want to do bad things to us he would have resigned within the hour or been sacked."[95] Members of the public lodged complaints but the Metropolitan Police stated that no investigation would be launched and no charges would be brought against her, saying she "did not commit a criminal offence."[96]

    IRA
  309. @Tyrion 2
    They say that it is pointless trying to engage with someone on an intellectual level who is 20 IQ points lower. I feel that with you it is much more than that. Since I am an average type of guy and so probably 100, I guess you're about 50. Do you struggle to operate door handles?

    Don’t sell yourself short (er, I mean, well………….) – you are quite clearly below average.

    • LOL: Tyrion 2
  310. @Tyrion 2
    Considering the many white Protestants with a lot more money than him who don't donate what is even chump change to them, I simply think Trump's generosity and sense of patriotism should be lauded.

    For example, Jezz Bezos made more money on a number of single days last year than Trump's entire election campaign cost.

    If donating political money buys you great influence, I guess Bezos hates influence. But if it is more often civic generosity, then what is wrong with the underepresented white Protestant billionaires? Actually, either way, what is wrong with them?

    Anyway, the real tragedy of Trump seems to be that he has had to attempt to do so much with relatively miniscule effective support. Those hardy few who have helped are clearly exceptional.

    If donating political money buys you great influence, I guess Bezos hates influence.

    Sure, he hates influence. That’s why he bought the Washington Post – to NOT be influential. He has also contributed a lot of money to political campaigns.

    https://www.nytimes.com/2018/09/05/technology/jeff-bezos-amazon-political-donation-veterans.html

    “The couple are donating $10 million to the With Honor Fund, a so-called super PAC that supports military veterans running for Congress who vow to take a cross-party approach to governing. The group has endorsed 33 candidates running this year — 14 Republicans and 19 Democrats.”

    i.e., he is an enthusiastic supporter of the uniparty state. He’s also donated a lot to promote gay marriage.

    You’re like unz.com’s own private version of The Economist – consistently ill-informed. Why don’t you stop opining about America, a country you clearly know nothing about.

    Nitwit.

    • Replies: @Tyrion 2
    It seems you're too thick to even realise when you're adding evidence to my post.
  311. @J.Ross
    I'm not following this at all, is your point here that Jewish monetary influence means nothing because of Trump's sincerity? How are these ideas related?

    His point is “Don’t notice these people over here (i.e., his tribe)…….., notice something else unrelated over there.” That’s always his point. That’s his only point.

  312. @Tyrion 2
    99% of modern politics seems to be stating that the people you don't like are cheating on civilised norms and that this justifies cheating back.

    This ties into Rene Girard's theories of mimesis and competition. He argued that societies went through these spirals and only settled after sacrificing a scapegoat. Dramatic historical examples of scapegoats include the Armenians (Ottomans), the successful farmers (USSR), the educated people (Khmer Rouge) etc.

    Basically, the competing groups of "cheaters" would find a sub-group to lay all of the blame on, and then punish them.

    The surviving members of the sacrificed scapegoats would, in the aftermath, be rendered holy and this would continue through the next cycle because their death would have brought social peace.

    Being a Catholic, he saw the Christian telling of the scapegoating of Jesus, the son of God, as a way to end this cycle as its ritualisation, through the drinking of the blood, Easter and so on, would satisfy this need instead. It built on and improved on the core function of the Abraham and Isaac story.

    Of course, for this to be true, it was also necessary for him to, not unreasonably, hold that ritualisation and even "play" could serve to satisfy the weird needs arising out of human social interaction.

    I found his explanations pretty convincing but please be aware that I read his stuff a while ago and I will not have been able to do it justice. Also, I suspect this is why the tweeter added Mr Yudkowsky in the reply.

    The surviving members of the sacrificed scapegoats would, in the aftermath, be rendered holy and this would continue through the next cycle because their death would have brought social peace.

    Armenians are treated with reverence in Turkey these days?

    I guess Indians (feather not dot) get rather exaggerated respect in the USA, but we’re not Turks. I think Jews have it way better than Injuns in the US and the worst that happened to Jews in America was that they had to earn their livings. We’re a lot more likely to bomb Damascus, Syria than Custer, SD.

    This whole “survivors become holy” thing seems a little too hit-or-miss to support Mr. Girard’s assertions.

    • Replies: @Tyrion 2
    The Armenians were almost all killed. Just 50,000 remain and Turkey denies killing them - which I suppose is another way to deal with a former scapegoat, nonetheless:

    https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Turkish_Armenians

    It seems they are doing pretty well. I don't know enough about Turkey to say if a mythos surrounds them.


    I guess Indians (feather not dot) get rather exaggerated respect in the USA, but we’re not Turks. I think Jews have it way better than Injuns in the US and the worst that happened to Jews in America was that they had to earn their livings. We’re a lot more likely to bomb Damascus, Syria than Custer, SD.
     
    If we take WWII the culmination of a civil war across the Western World, and the true war to end all such wars, then Jews, as the sacrificed people whose blood ended that conflict*, are endowed with a certain holiness, until the next cycle at least.

    *Obviously it was the brave soldiers' blood who actually ended the war, but it might be said that it was the discovery of the Holocaust that caused that particular social conflict to never spark back into life, as it had before.

    As for the next cycle of increasing mimesis and social competition, its culmination feels close, at which point, the two conflicting sides will find another scapegoat. Or not, as perhaps modern media-based entertainment sufficiently ritualises the whole process in the way that Girard held the Catholic Church did. People are always complaining of the passivity induced from video games (no lack of blood in those), and superhero movies (some of whose characters are Christ-like archetypes).

    Still a feeling of social conflict does seem to be increasing and accelerating as it does...the sides might best be described as nationalists and globalists or traditionalists and progressives, this time.

    The blackpill is that no one wins such a conflict. Something new is born in its place instead. The Athenian liberal commercial imperial powers fell in the two "world wars" (one long war) just as surely as the Spartan authoritarian militaristic ones did.

  313. @Clyde
    Elliot Abrams should have said, "Very cute. Now when exactly did you get off the banana boat?"

    Elliot Abrams should have said, “Very cute. Now when exactly did you get off the banana boat?”

    One might ask Abrams the same thing.

    And, by the way, f**k Elliot Abrams:

    https://www.nationalaffairs.com/public_interest/detail/immigration-policy-who-gets-in-and-why

  314. @Lot
    It is mostly symbolic and supportive of local laws.

    Between watering it down to get passed and the First Amendment, it is the strongest we cam expect. And Pelosi isn't going to let it come up for a vote in the House.

    The GOP is united behind Israel. Dems are now about 55/45 split in favor. They saw what happened to Corbyn and Labour and want no part of it. Though of course it is inevitable.

    Between watering it down to get passed and the First Amendment, it is the strongest we cam expect.

    Pretty clear who you mean by “we”. The rest of us – who don’t belong to your tribe – have zero interest in supporting laws that suppress our civil liberties. Civil liberties you seem quite happy to s**t all over.

  315. @AndrewR
    If you want to die, then fine, but don't romanticize a phenomenon that was a direct result of living in an era in which a civilization-destroying nuclear war was much more likely than it is today.

    If you want to die, then fine, but don’t romanticize a phenomenon that was a direct result of living in an era in which a civilization-destroying nuclear war was much more likely than it is today.

    More likely? Yes. Much more likely? I get less sure about that every day. Our ruling class seems ever more determined to get us involved in a war that could go nuclear and that we could lose.

    • Replies: @Reg Cæsar

    Our ruling class seems ever more determined to get us involved in a war that could go nuclear and that we could lose.
     
    Only one political faction in the world has ever descended to employing nuclear weapons.

    Unfortunately, they're in control of the House of Representatives. But the button is a mile away.Thank God for that!

  316. Bat poop crazy news of the day:

    When an Alumnus With a Mike Says Something Offensive

    https://www.insidehighered.com/news/2019/02/14/speaker-cornell-alumni-event-offends-audience-and-college-quickly-responds#disqus_thread

    During a dinner event at the Cornell Alumni Leadership Conference in Boston last Friday, Paul Blanchard, an active alumnus from the Class of 1952 and loyal booster of Cornell athletics, was given an award for being an “outstanding class leader.” During his acceptance speech, Blanchard said that Satchel Paige was one of his heroes and referred to the famed baseball pitcher as a “Negro” and added, “Now they call them blacks.”

    Heads turned and mouths dropped, said John Rawlins III, president of the Cornell Black Alumni Association. “It was kind of shocking.”

    Rawlins was not at the event, which was first reported by The Cornell Daily Sun, but he was getting a stream of phone and text-message updates throughout the evening from association members who were at the dinner. He said several black alumni in the room told him they exchanged knowing glances, as if to say, “Did you hear that? Did he really just say what we think he said?”

    It was a cringe-worthy moment that turned a “usually lighthearted conference” into something else.

    “There was disappointment, sadness, anger or all of the above depending on who you ask,” Rawlins said. “The notion that this would be voiced over the microphone was shocking.”

    Wilma Ann Anderson, the black alumni association’s vice president for student relations, was among those at the award dinner who were very disappointed by the comments.

    “It was one of those moments when I wondered, is this one of those bubbles that will float up in the air and pop far away, or will it pop right here and have to be dealt with in a swift manner,” she said. “Sometimes bubbles flow away and we don’t catch them. That one did not float away, and I was gratified not only for myself but for others in the room who were impacted by the statement.”

    Anderson said she didn’t recall ever hearing the word “Negro” until she was an adult.

    • Replies: @Reg Cæsar

    Paul Blanchard, an active alumnus from the Class of 1952
     
    Whoa... for a second there, I thought you meant this guy, who'd be 127 this year:

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

    He and his twin Brand caused all kinds of trouble back in the day. Paul edited The Nation.


    These sentences from Wikipedia might blow your mind:


    Realizing their need for good education, the family relocated to Detroit in 1908 so the boys could graduate from the well-known Central High School. Soon both were at the top of their class, joined the debating team, and Brand was made class Poet. In 1910 the Blanshard brothers entered the University of Michigan, whose annual tuition was only $30 for state residents.
  317. @Mr. Anon

    Various datapoints, viewed from the distance of nearly fifty years now, seem to align and suggest the early 1970s as Peak USA.
     
    I agree. I would place the peak in the years 1969 to 1976 - the Moon landing to the Bicentennial. There was a lot of good feeling in the country surrounding the bicentennial; the country was at peace and reasonably happy with itself. The 80s weren't bad, and even the 90s weren't so bad, although the rot was setting in. By the time of Bush the Younger (Lesser, Dumber, etc.), it became plain that the wheels were coming off.

    While on a sailboat, in the NYC harbor, I would suggest 1976-1986 (before Reagan started to have cognitive impairment) as peak time.
    https://binged.it/2SP80re

    https://binged.it/2N3s2sH

  318. @Reg Cæsar
    Swastikas are so gay.

    let’s not get started on the uniforms!

    • Replies: @Reg Cæsar

    let’s not get started on the uniforms!
     
    Your compatriot sure did:


    http://pipa.chez.com/tom6.jpg

    http://www.starobserver.com.au/wp-content/uploads/2014/04/Stampbanner.jpg
  319. @Corvinus
    "Look at ISRAEL FIRST Jew Ham Saban and ISRAEL FIRST Harpy Hillary Clinton"

    Perhaps you neglected to NOTICE, but check out Comment 182. Clearly, Trump is about ISRAEL FIRST.

    Furthermore, a good deal of evangelicals voted for Trump--despite his own repeated immoral conduct that supposedly they abhor.

    So, how is your campaign for running for political office coming?

    So, how is your campaign for running for political office coming?

    I have made preliminary plans to form an exploratory committee to mull over whether or not I should challenge Trump in the 2020 GOP presidential primary. My lawyers and advisors tell me to phrase it like that to avoid any irritating interference from the nitpicking scolds at the FEC.

    Thank you for your interest in my campaign!

    Trumpy is a lousy debater. I would love to debate Trumpy on his support for nation-wrecking mass legal immigration. Trumpy might drop out of the campaign like LBJ after I got through with him.

    • Replies: @Reg Cæsar

    Trumpy might drop out of the campaign like LBJ after I got through with him.
     
    As long as you don't make him drop trou, like LBJ.

    Johnson lived to dominate, and he used crass behavior to bend people to his will. At 6-ft., 3-in. tall and 210 lbs., he liked to lean over people, spitting, swearing, belching, or laughing in their faces. Once, he even relieved himself on a Secret Serviceman who was shielding him from public view. When the man looked horrified, Johnson simply said, "That's all right, son. It's my prerogative." His favorite power ploy, however, seemed to be dragging people into the bathroom with him—forcing them to continue their conversations with the president as he used the toilet.

    http://mentalfloss.com/article/18463/lbj-president-who-marked-his-territory
     

    Okay, I think I've turned enough stomachs with the four comments above...
    , @Corvinus
    "I have made preliminary plans to form an exploratory committee to mull over whether or not I should challenge Trump in the 2020 GOP presidential primary. My lawyers and advisors tell me to phrase it like that to avoid any irritating interference from the nitpicking scolds at the FEC."

    So you're Sugar Daddy is floating you the cash, huh? Well, to actually legitimize your run for the presidency, you really need to prove it. Link an online video of yourself declaring your intentions. That way, we will know for certain whether or not you are trolling us, per usual. That is generally your m.o.
  320. @AnotherDad

    But the fact that the vast multitude of dirt-poor paupers which The Economist desperately seeks to import will *inevitably* lead to permanent Marxist confiscatory government, seems strangely to elude those Capitalists’ professional brownnosers.
     
    Libertarians as well. These open border libertarians are not really libertarian but actually promoting some sort of socialism where a shared asset of people in nice nations is redistributed to whomever can grab it.

    But beyond that these phony "libertarians" are simply incapable of grasping that any level of libertarianism depends precisely on having people who actually value that and see it as "fair". That's basically only going to be in nations with Anglo-Saxon traditions and where enough of the populace is on board with those traditions to maintain them.

    That’s basically only going to be in nations with Anglo-Saxon traditions and where enough of the populace is on board with those traditions to maintain them.

    Exactly: You may like this as well as many others, here; it is long, but at least, my comments aren’t.

  321. @ Hail
    http://www.unz.com/isteve/the-emperors-new-clout/#comment-3039737

    When a trope is only a canard, or is it the other way around?

    Only time will tell.

    bored identity still vividly remembers how all of the girls in his class fought over George’s or Andrew’s Scoville-Whamming! scale of supremacy.

    bored identity equally well remembers how his unimpressed father was trudgedly trying to convince his MTVthusiastic progeny about the reality of existence of, at that time still closeted, blind corners of the Club Tropecanard , “where strangers take you by the hand, and welcome you to wonderland – from beneath their panamas…”

    Jitterbug, indeed.

  322. @ATBOTL
    You are leaving out the 2015 election, a deliberate attempt to deceive on your part.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2010_United_Kingdom_general_election

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2015_United_Kingdom_general_election

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2017_United_Kingdom_general_election

    Corbyn increased Labour's MPs by 30 seats from 2015 and had a higher seat total than in 2010. Corbyn won over two million more votes than the Jewish Miliband in 2015 and over four million more votes than Brown in 2010. Corbyn got 40% of the vote in 2017 vs. 30.4% of the vote for Miliband in 2015. That's massive increase in two years. Corbyn is popular for standing up to bullying from the viciously anti-white Jewish lobby, something that drives you insane.

    I hope everyone here understands that Tyrion 2 is arguing bad faith. He has no concern for the truth, only for ethnic activism on behalf of his tribe.

    Wah wah wah, Labour keeps on losing. You want to debate by how much.

    Islamo-socialism just isn’t popular in the UK.

  323. Anonymous[318] • Disclaimer says:
    @ATBOTL
    You are leaving out the 2015 election, a deliberate attempt to deceive on your part.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2010_United_Kingdom_general_election

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2015_United_Kingdom_general_election

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2017_United_Kingdom_general_election

    Corbyn increased Labour's MPs by 30 seats from 2015 and had a higher seat total than in 2010. Corbyn won over two million more votes than the Jewish Miliband in 2015 and over four million more votes than Brown in 2010. Corbyn got 40% of the vote in 2017 vs. 30.4% of the vote for Miliband in 2015. That's massive increase in two years. Corbyn is popular for standing up to bullying from the viciously anti-white Jewish lobby, something that drives you insane.

    I hope everyone here understands that Tyrion 2 is arguing bad faith. He has no concern for the truth, only for ethnic activism on behalf of his tribe.

    I hope everyone here understands that Tyrion 2 is arguing bad faith. He has no concern for the truth, only for ethnic activism on behalf of his tribe.

    He has some excellent insights and statements. As to certain areas where he has conflicting interests, he may not even be aware of his biases.

    • Replies: @Mr. Anon
    I haven't noticed any insights, excellent or otherwise. Only the biases that you mentioned and the bad-faith that ATBOTL pointed out.
  324. @Tyrion 2
    You know, rather than living in denial, you should be flattered by my last comment. As if they're not trying to slur you by association with the idea then they're trying to slur the idea by association with you...

    Yes, I know “anti-Semite” is a slur.

    Like I wrote, the old incantations are losing their power.

  325. @ATBOTL
    You are leaving out the 2015 election, a deliberate attempt to deceive on your part.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2010_United_Kingdom_general_election

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2015_United_Kingdom_general_election

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2017_United_Kingdom_general_election

    Corbyn increased Labour's MPs by 30 seats from 2015 and had a higher seat total than in 2010. Corbyn won over two million more votes than the Jewish Miliband in 2015 and over four million more votes than Brown in 2010. Corbyn got 40% of the vote in 2017 vs. 30.4% of the vote for Miliband in 2015. That's massive increase in two years. Corbyn is popular for standing up to bullying from the viciously anti-white Jewish lobby, something that drives you insane.

    I hope everyone here understands that Tyrion 2 is arguing bad faith. He has no concern for the truth, only for ethnic activism on behalf of his tribe.

    So…as I said, Labour lost by a bigger margin than did Gordon Brown in their “disastrous” 2010 campaign. Also, it was despite conditions being far more favourable for them.

    As for your argument that Corbyn is popular for standing up to some sort of anti-white Jewish lobby, you’re clearly insane. Corbyn is an open borders kind of guy and most people don’t spend 10 seconds a year thinking about Jews.

    Corbyn’s hand-picked ministerial team include the lady who mouthed off at a British chef for daring to cook Jamaican food – …ffs, even when Mirpur sends its best, it doesn’t help!

    I mean, his second closest political ally isrven recorded on Wikipedia as an obvious anti-white race hustler. This is the person he’d put in government! (oh but he doesn’t like Jews much so he must be fine ..wtf)

    In 1996, Abbott was criticised after she claimed that at her local hospital “blonde, blue-eyed Finnish girls” were unsuitable as nurses because they had “never met a black person before”.[87] In response Marc Wadsworth, executive member of the Anti-Racist Alliance, who is half-Finnish, pointed out that the then-current Miss Finland, Lola Odusoga, is black, of Nigerian and Finnish descent. “She’s a black Finn like me,” he said. Abbott’s position was supported by fellow Labour MP Bernie Grant: “Bringing someone here from Finland who has never seen a black person before and expecting them to have some empathy with black people is nonsense. Scandinavian people don’t know black people—they probably don’t know how to take their temperature”.[88][89]

    In 2010, in defending her decision to send her son to a private school, she asserted that “West Indian mums will go to the wall for their children.”, prompting criticism about this perceived slight on white mothers.[90]

    On 4 January 2012, Abbott tweeted that: “White people love playing ‘divide and rule’ We should not play their game”, which again led to widespread criticism including accusations of racism.[91] Abbott later apologised for “any offence caused”, claiming that she had not intended to “make generalisations about white people”. Abbott also stated in an interview with Andrew Neil that her tweet referred to the history of the British Empire.[92][93][94] The Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg called her comments a “stupid and crass generalisation”. Nadhim Zahawi, Conservative MP, said: “This is racism. If this was a white member of Parliament saying that all black people want to do bad things to us he would have resigned within the hour or been sacked.”[95] Members of the public lodged complaints but the Metropolitan Police stated that no investigation would be launched and no charges would be brought against her, saying she “did not commit a criminal offence.”[96]

    IRA

  326. @Anonymous

    Steve has it right. No need to imitate the duplicitous. For most on the left, it’s not real burning hate—they are afflicted with more of a “Hate us ‘cause they ain’t us” envy. Of course, that hate-envy is just as dangerous as the former.
     
    Then Steve doesn't have it right. Call it "envy," then, not "resentment" or "grievances."

    It’s all of the above, really. I propose: Grievenvyhatesentment.

    • Replies: @Anonymous
    Grievance and, to a lesser extent, resentment imply possible culpability of the target in a way that "hate" and "envy" and "anti-Semitism" do not. Learn from the Jews--they are the best in the business.
  327. @Menschmaschine
    A little bit dishonest, aren't we?

    Number of seats 2010:
    Conservatives: 306 Labour: 258 Liberal Democrats: 57

    2017:
    Conservatives: 317 Labour: 262 Liberal Democrats: 12

    So, Labour actually did slightly better in 2017 than in 2010 (And much better than predicted), the reason for the bigger gap to the Conservatives is simply that the Liberal Democrats lost so heavy!

    ever won 4 elections in a row, because I bet the Conservatives do.
     
    They need(ed) a coalition partner for 2 of them

    What makes Corbyn unelectable for many are his hard left economic doctrines; more recently, his insufficiently enthusiastic position in regard to stopping Brexit has hurt him among younger Labourites. But there isn't any evidence at all that the hysterical campaign against him because of his (rather tame) criticism of israeli crimes has hurt him in any way.

    Corbyn lost the white working class, amazing for Labour, because he clearly thinks they are in the way of his political programme. The Jew stuff just kept him distracted from criticising the government. Most people in Britain are confused when people start talking about Jew this and Jew that. It is a confusing turn off.

    • Replies: @ATBOTL
    Corbyn never said a thing about "Jew this and Jew that," you liar.

    The Jewish Lobby attacked Corbyn and he showed incredible restraint in defending himself from absurd lies.

    Tyrion2 is such a flagrant liar.
  328. @Lagertha
    let's not get started on the uniforms!

    let’s not get started on the uniforms!

    Your compatriot sure did:

    • Replies: @Lagertha
    Saw his show in Hki, a few summers ago. I have ToF dish towels!

    It's funny how American Progressives disregard Tom's obvious fascination with Nazi uniforms and the ideal of the male physique. Of course, he did draw male POC, but his faves were always CA beach bums (Venice) once he moved to murica.

    Even Finnish straight men thought Tom was so outrageous that people became fond of him: Finnish guy in the early 2000's said to me, "any one who becomes famous in LA who is Finnish is good for us," - Armenians are now crazy about Kim Kardashian (she visited) in the same way. Kinda' a fetish of obscure countries. https://youtu.be/Vc0gYbTNctU

  329. @Jenner Ickham Errican
    It’s all of the above, really. I propose: Grievenvyhatesentment.

    Grievance and, to a lesser extent, resentment imply possible culpability of the target in a way that “hate” and “envy” and “anti-Semitism” do not. Learn from the Jews–they are the best in the business.

    • Replies: @Jenner Ickham Errican

    Grievance and, to a lesser extent, resentment imply possible culpability of the target in a way that “hate” and “envy” and “anti-Semitism” do not.
     
    Grievance and resentment are good terms because they also automatically imply, by definition, imagined wrongs or unfair treatment. They speak to probable delusion, projection, or envy as a motivator, not only mere unexplained “hate.” Plus they mock groups who like to describe themselves as psychologically “fierce” and “strong” collectively and as individuals. One can’t be those things and also be consumed by grievance and resentment.

    It’s like the word pious—it means either “devoutly religious,” or more likely in modern usage—“making a hypocritical display of virtue.” Would you complain about Steve mocking some SJW’s “piety”?

    “Hate” can be the right word given the specific case, but one problem with the word “hate” in general is that it’s mockably melodramatically overused by the usual suspect drama queens (e.g. “Hate Has No Home Here” lawn signs or the ADL’s “No Place For Hate” slogan). The right shouldn’t associate itself with that kind of pious voguing and Orwellian haranguing.

    Contempt is the best attitude for the right towards intransigent enemies—amused contempt if holding power, ruthless contempt if in the fight.

    As for the term “anti-Semitism,” see my responses to Tyrion 2 in this thread.

    Learn from the Jews–they are the best in the business.
     
    Their business is cyclical, with recurrent catastrophic losses. If you’re currently in the market, I advise you to sell.
  330. @Jenner Ickham Errican
    Steve has it right. No need to imitate the duplicitous. For most on the left, it’s not real burning hate—they are afflicted with more of a “Hate us ‘cause they ain’t us” envy. Of course, that hate-envy is just as dangerous as the former.

    For most on the left, it’s not real burning hate—they are afflicted with more of a “Hate us ‘cause they ain’t us” envy.

    Derb once pointed out that American lefties never really hate their country, not enough to leave. But Brits… so many are living out their lives in places like Thailand, Morocco, or Ceylon. They really hate the homeland.

    That, and the underage sex. They can get that at home, too, but the crackdowns come too often.

    • Replies: @Anonymous

    Derb once pointed out that American lefties never really hate their country, not enough to leave. But Brits… so many are living out their lives in places like Thailand, Morocco, or Ceylon. They really hate the homeland.

    That, and the underage sex. They can get that at home, too, but the crackdowns come too often.
     
    Never confuse hatred with resentment.

    The Left resents Core America. If they really hated it, they would emigrate, but they know that would be expensive. If Jewish, or willing to go through orthodox conversion, they could go to Israel. If they have job skills they could go to Canada, which is cold in the winter, or maybe Brazil or Argentina, or parts of Europe. Their standard of living would be less, they'd have to learn a new language, and the locals wouldn't put up with their shit. So they stay, and resent.

    Their resentment comes out in personal nastiness and in destructive political activity, and occasionally, if given the opportunity, in treason.

    People who genuinely hate a place tend to just leave it. They want nothing to do with it and they will pay the personal price to do so.

    I knew a woman who was a 1960s Cold War bride from Germany. She married an Army tank officer. She loved her husband but quietly hated America, because of what she saw as its lack of organization and structure, bad driving, lack of rigor in the schools, etc. When her husband died, the day after the funeral she sold the house and went back to Germany. Her kids were in college and she figured they could do fine on their own and could visit her in Germany if she wanted. One of her sons is a recently retired US Army helicopter pilot and another wound up going to Germany after college and eventually wound up working for a Swiss company in Basel and is trying to get Swiss citizenship last I'd heard.
  331. @Calvin X Hobbes
    Bat poop crazy news of the day:

    When an Alumnus With a Mike Says Something Offensive

    https://www.insidehighered.com/news/2019/02/14/speaker-cornell-alumni-event-offends-audience-and-college-quickly-responds#disqus_thread

    During a dinner event at the Cornell Alumni Leadership Conference in Boston last Friday, Paul Blanchard, an active alumnus from the Class of 1952 and loyal booster of Cornell athletics, was given an award for being an “outstanding class leader.” During his acceptance speech, Blanchard said that Satchel Paige was one of his heroes and referred to the famed baseball pitcher as a "Negro" and added, "Now they call them blacks."

    Heads turned and mouths dropped, said John Rawlins III, president of the Cornell Black Alumni Association. “It was kind of shocking.”

    Rawlins was not at the event, which was first reported by The Cornell Daily Sun, but he was getting a stream of phone and text-message updates throughout the evening from association members who were at the dinner. He said several black alumni in the room told him they exchanged knowing glances, as if to say, "Did you hear that? Did he really just say what we think he said?"

    It was a cringe-worthy moment that turned a “usually lighthearted conference” into something else.

    “There was disappointment, sadness, anger or all of the above depending on who you ask,” Rawlins said. “The notion that this would be voiced over the microphone was shocking.”

    Wilma Ann Anderson, the black alumni association’s vice president for student relations, was among those at the award dinner who were very disappointed by the comments.

    “It was one of those moments when I wondered, is this one of those bubbles that will float up in the air and pop far away, or will it pop right here and have to be dealt with in a swift manner,” she said. “Sometimes bubbles flow away and we don’t catch them. That one did not float away, and I was gratified not only for myself but for others in the room who were impacted by the statement.”

    Anderson said she didn’t recall ever hearing the word “Negro” until she was an adult.

    Paul Blanchard, an active alumnus from the Class of 1952

    Whoa… for a second there, I thought you meant this guy, who’d be 127 this year:

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

    He and his twin Brand caused all kinds of trouble back in the day. Paul edited The Nation.

    These sentences from Wikipedia might blow your mind:

    Realizing their need for good education, the family relocated to Detroit in 1908 so the boys could graduate from the well-known Central High School. Soon both were at the top of their class, joined the debating team, and Brand was made class Poet. In 1910 the Blanshard brothers entered the University of Michigan, whose annual tuition was only $30 for state residents.

  332. @Charles Pewitt

    So, how is your campaign for running for political office coming?

     

    I have made preliminary plans to form an exploratory committee to mull over whether or not I should challenge Trump in the 2020 GOP presidential primary. My lawyers and advisors tell me to phrase it like that to avoid any irritating interference from the nitpicking scolds at the FEC.

    Thank you for your interest in my campaign!

    Trumpy is a lousy debater. I would love to debate Trumpy on his support for nation-wrecking mass legal immigration. Trumpy might drop out of the campaign like LBJ after I got through with him.

    Trumpy might drop out of the campaign like LBJ after I got through with him.

    As long as you don’t make him drop trou, like LBJ.

    Johnson lived to dominate, and he used crass behavior to bend people to his will. At 6-ft., 3-in. tall and 210 lbs., he liked to lean over people, spitting, swearing, belching, or laughing in their faces. Once, he even relieved himself on a Secret Serviceman who was shielding him from public view. When the man looked horrified, Johnson simply said, “That’s all right, son. It’s my prerogative.” His favorite power ploy, however, seemed to be dragging people into the bathroom with him—forcing them to continue their conversations with the president as he used the toilet.

    http://mentalfloss.com/article/18463/lbj-president-who-marked-his-territory

    Okay, I think I’ve turned enough stomachs with the four comments above…