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From the Washington Post:

The coded language of the alt-right is helping to power its rise

By Steven Petrow, Columnist, Civilities April 10 at 9:00 AM

Steven Petrow, the author of “Steven Petrow’s Complete Gay & Lesbian Manners,” addresses questions about LGBT and straight etiquette in his column, Civilities. Follow @StevenPetrow

I’ve always said that I appreciate all my readers, both those who agree with me and those who don’t. But lately I’ve been puzzled by the new slurs directed at me by some of the latter. Many I didn’t even understand, so I did some digging.

… I heard from many readers about that column, which took Yiannopoulos to task for his incendiary language. But one email caught my eye: “Milo is far less bigoted, misogynist, and hateful than those of you sick sociopathic and psychotic SJW’s who smear him so desperately.” Sick, sociopathic and psychotic, I knew. But SJW? I had no clue. In a personal ad it might mean “straight Jewish woman,” but two of those don’t apply to me. So what was this snarky new gem of an insult?

I emailed back, “What is an SJW?” The reply: “An SJW is a social justice warrior. In the press, this particular public predator tends to be big on PC [political correctness] virtue signaling but happy to smear others viciously with false accusations of sexism, racism, white nationalism, hate speech, etc.”

I prefer Social Justice Jihadi, along with Leftstream Media …

… I started looking into other slurs readers hurled at me. There was “libtard,” and one I really liked at first — “snowflake,” because they’re magical, in moderation.

But here’s the nasty undercurrent: These new words are intrinsic to the alt-right’s rise, according to Lakoff. He connects this to the Nazis and the coded language (prime example: “the master race”) that eventually allowed them to topple governmental institutions. “The strategy is to control discourse,” Lakoff points out. “One way you do that is preemptive name calling . . . based on a moral hierarchy.”

Project much?

… Lakoff emphasized that this is different from the Democrats’ labeling some conservatives racist, sexist or homophobic — which they do — if only because that usage is not as “canny” or strategic.

Besides, calling Bad People “racist, sexist or homophobic” shows you are a Good Person.

… With that in mind, here’s a short primer on some of the alt-right coded language making the rounds:

● Snowflake. This is no compliment, even if you like to think that you’re one of a kind. At best, it’s a derisive term for someone considered entitled, which to those using it includes people of color, LGBT folks, students — even Meryl Streep for her pro-kindness stance at the Golden Globes. Sarah McBride of the Human Rights Campaign told me that it’s often used against LGBT people in reference “to pronoun usage, particularly nonbinary pronoun use, and the efforts on college campuses to be more aware and affirming of people’s pronouns.” Used in a sentence, via Urban Dictionary: “Hey snowflake, Trump won, deal with it.” With one word you’re dismissed as weak, feminine, juvenile — a loser. …

I think Mr. Petrow is not quite getting the snowflake reference …

● Masculinist. I’m an out and proud feminist, but I’d never heard of “masculinist.” According to Merriam-Webster, it’s “an advocate of male superiority or dominance” and is often used to promote traditional gender roles. The Oxford Dictionaries use it this way, in reference to the 1990s: “The newly unified German parliament replicated the same masculinist pattern, celebrating its debut with less than 10 percent women representatives.” That’s the same as in pre-World War II Germany — and there’s that Nazi thing again.

It’s okay, however, for Mr. Petrow to call you a Nazi because he is a Who and you are a Whom.

By the way, I wonder if it ever occurs to Jeff Bezos as he’s reading his Washington Post:

Screenshot 2017-04-11 00.23.55You know, I’m Jeff Bezos.

I could afford better columnists than this.

 
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    Petrow’s article completely misses the point about Alt Right and ‘code words’. Those terms that the Alt Right uses are NOT codewords. Codewords are secret words that only insiders can decipher or pick up.

    Alt Right lingo are NOT codewords. They are OBVIOUS in meaning.

    Rise of Alt Right has to do with their power to DECODE the PC that is all around us. It is PC that uses CODEWORDS and manipulative iconography. For instance, PC promoted homo stuff by equating it with the rainbow.

    [MORE]

    Now, what does homos doing their ‘sex’ or trannies cutting off balls have to do with the rainbow? Nothing. Rainbow is beautiful. A homo act is not. A man with a cut-off penis and fake vagina is not beautiful. But homo agenda coded homosexuality with the rainbow to fool people.
    Alt Right has the clarity to see homosexuality for what it is. It has NOTHING to do with the rainbow. That is a trick from advertisement where you associate something with something… like how ads used to associate smoking with beautiful women… when, in fact, smoking ruins a woman’s beauty.

    Alt Right gained some traction because it says it like it is. It sees the reality of race and says so. It sees the reality of Jewish power and says so. It sees the reality of black crime and says so. It doesn’t use code words like ‘teens’ or ‘youths’. For Alt Right, a man with a wig pretending to be a woman is a man with a wig pretending to be a woman. He is not a ‘she’ or one of the 50 coded genders that gets ever so ‘creative’.

    Here are some codewords used by PC and Progs.

    Gentrification. This is codeword for de-negro-ification or denegrification. It’s really about using economic muscle to drive out blacks to create upscale communities for yuppies who are mostly white, Jewish, and Asian. But ‘gentrification’ sound so much nicer.

    Black Lives Matter. It’s really codeword for “We blacks are tired of homos and trannies getting all the attention under Obama, who is supposed to be a Black President. We are sick of being sent to back of the bus. We want attention and respect!”

    Stop and Frisk: It’s really STOP AND FRISK THE NEGRO as cities that use this tactic mostly target blacks because they are more violent and criminal.

    Dreamer: Illegal alien kid whose parents violated US laws.

    Refugee: Muslim victims of US-instigated wars in the Middle East that turned nations upside down. The very globalists who pushed all these wars and wrecked Iraq, Syria, and Libya now posture as humanitarians who feel so much compassion for these poor poor Muslims. But why are Muslims displaced? Cuz Bush wrecked Iraq, Obama wrecked Libya and Syria.

    Rape Culture: This is hysteria cooked up by globo media to spread the bogus narrative that blonde jocks are raping white women in colleges. It is to drive wedge between white men and white women. The most dangerous rapists in colleges are black athletes.

    Reagan’s Indifference: This is a codeword to cover up the fact that the MAIN reason why all those homos died in the AIDS epidemic was because they went wild and were buggering each other in bathhouses. But since homos are holy and can’t be held accountable for anything, PC cooked up ‘Reagan’s indifference’ for all those AIDS death.

    New Cold War: Jewish War on Russia because of soreness over the fact that Putin rolled back some Jewish oligarchal power after the 90s.

    This is why Alt Right got some traction. Not because it uses codewords but because it uses ‘decodewords’, the key that unlocks the ceaseless BS of fake news PC.

    This Alt Right pieces gets to the heart of the matter on race differences.

    It’s like what Robert Weissberg wrote. Alt Right are like kids that discovered Santa isn’t real. And they say so.

    http://www.unz.com/article/why-is-the-alt-right-so-threatening/

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    • Replies: @Je Suis Charlie Martel
    Preach brother!
    , @Emblematic
    Yes, I call it the Rumpelstiltskin Principle. The alt right is small but has power and this is for one reason only - the alt right is the one group that Calls Things By Their True Name.
    , @Citizen of a Silly Country
    Well done, sir. Well done.
    , @Desiderius

    Petrow’s article completely misses the point
     
    That's his job.
    , @Wally
    Well stated, indeed.

    Kudos!
  3. On an early topic. Here is a good example of the prevalence of hereditary sporting genes

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Father–son_rule

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    • Replies: @Steve Sailer
    This Australian father-son rule would seem like a good idea for America pro sports. Think how much San Franciscans loved Barry Bonds when everybody else couldn't stand him. He was the fulfillment of Bobby Bonds' talent (I watched on TV Bobby hit a grand slam against the Dodgers in his first major league game) that hadn't been fulfilled due to Bobby smoking and drinking and the Giants not really figuring out what to do with him. A generation later, Barry shows up in San Francisco and is just as talented but ten times as focused. The rest of the country finds him arrogant and unlikable, but San Franciscans understand that he's compensating for his dad's likable weaknesses.

    In 2012, the L.A. Dodgers had four of their 25 ballplayers who were sons of prominent major leaguers of the 1980s: Tony Gwynn Jr., Scott van Slyke, Dee Gordon, and Jerry Hairston Jr. But none of their dads had played much for the Dodgers, so it wasn't very interesting to fans.

    Whereas Tony Gwynn Sr. is the greatest athlete in San Diego professional sports history (Ted Williams is the greatest to grow up there, but he made his pro career in the opposite corner of the country).

    In L.A., Andy van Slyke is just the guy Lasorda could have pitched to in the 9th inning of the last game of the 1985 league championship series by putting slugger Jack Clark on base with an intentional walk.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KCG5krQPyXQ

    Instead Clark hit it about 15 rows deep to come from behind to propel the Cardinals to the World Series. This pretty much wrecked the career of Dodger closer Tom Niedenfurer, who had a great 1980s "Anchorman" mustache.

    Niedenfurer was asked after the game if he had a hope that Clark's blast would stay in the ballpark. "Sure," he said. "If hit the Goodyear blimp"

    I was fascinated to learn from Bill James the next spring that Tommy Lasorda had made the statistically correct decision. Sure, veteran Jack Clark was a famous slugger who had hit 22 homers in St. Louis's expansive stadium, but the kid hitting behind him, Andy van Slyke, was almost as dangerous.

    Andy van Slyke went to Pittsburgh shortly thereafter and put up an impressive career, finishing fourth in the MVP voting twice. But in L.A., the van Slyke name is just that of the guy Niedefurer could have pitched to:

    http://articles.latimes.com/1985-10-20/sports/sp-14087_1_tom-lasorda

    , @Steve Sailer
    This Australian father-son rule would seem like a good idea for America pro sports. Think how much San Franciscans loved Barry Bonds when everybody else couldn't stand him. He was the fulfillment of Bobby Bonds' talent (I watched on TV Bobby hit a grand slam against the Dodgers in his first major league game) that hadn't been fulfilled due to Bobby smoking and drinking and the Giants not really figuring out what to do with him. A generation later, Barry shows up in San Francisco and is just as talented but ten times as focused. The rest of the country finds him arrogant and unlikable, but San Franciscans understand that he's compensating for his dad's likable weaknesses.

    In 2012, the L.A. Dodgers had four of their 25 ballplayers who were sons of prominent major leaguers of the 1980s: Tony Gwynn Jr., Scott van Slyke, Dee Gordon, and Jerry Hairston Jr. But none of their dads had played much for the Dodgers, so it wasn't very interesting to fans.

    Whereas Tony Gwynn Sr. is the greatest athlete in San Diego professional sports history (Ted Williams is the greatest to grow up there, but he made his pro career in the opposite corner of the country).

    In L.A., Andy van Slyke is just the guy Lasorda could have pitched to in the 9th inning of the last game of the 1985 league championship series by putting slugger Jack Clark on base with an intentional walk.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KCG5krQPyXQ

    Instead Clark hit it about 15 rows deep to come from behind to propel the Cardinals to the World Series. This pretty much wrecked the career of Dodger closer Tom Niedenfurer, who had a great 1980s "Anchorman" mustache.

    Niedenfurer was asked after the game if he had a hope that Clark's blast would stay in the ballpark. "Sure," he said. "If hit the Goodyear blimp"

    I was fascinated to learn from Bill James the next spring that Tommy Lasorda had made the statistically correct decision. Sure, veteran Jack Clark was a famous slugger who had hit 22 homers in St. Louis's expansive stadium, but the kid hitting behind him, Andy van Slyke, was almost as dangerous.

    Andy van Slyke went to Pittsburgh shortly thereafter and put up an impressive career, finishing fourth in the MVP voting twice. But in L.A., the van Slyke name is just that of the guy Niedefurer could have pitched to:

    http://articles.latimes.com/1985-10-20/sports/sp-14087_1_tom-lasorda

  4. @eah
    https://twitter.com/TheSwogBlog/status/850858409725501440

    In any event, by protesting the anti-war rally, Antifa now became Chairman Trump’s Red Guards.

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  5. @gbloco
    On an early topic. Here is a good example of the prevalence of hereditary sporting genes

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Father–son_rule

    This Australian father-son rule would seem like a good idea for America pro sports. Think how much San Franciscans loved Barry Bonds when everybody else couldn’t stand him. He was the fulfillment of Bobby Bonds’ talent (I watched on TV Bobby hit a grand slam against the Dodgers in his first major league game) that hadn’t been fulfilled due to Bobby smoking and drinking and the Giants not really figuring out what to do with him. A generation later, Barry shows up in San Francisco and is just as talented but ten times as focused. The rest of the country finds him arrogant and unlikable, but San Franciscans understand that he’s compensating for his dad’s likable weaknesses.

    In 2012, the L.A. Dodgers had four of their 25 ballplayers who were sons of prominent major leaguers of the 1980s: Tony Gwynn Jr., Scott van Slyke, Dee Gordon, and Jerry Hairston Jr. But none of their dads had played much for the Dodgers, so it wasn’t very interesting to fans.

    Whereas Tony Gwynn Sr. is the greatest athlete in San Diego professional sports history (Ted Williams is the greatest to grow up there, but he made his pro career in the opposite corner of the country).

    In L.A., Andy van Slyke is just the guy Lasorda could have pitched to in the 9th inning of the last game of the 1985 league championship series by putting slugger Jack Clark on base with an intentional walk.

    Instead Clark hit it about 15 rows deep to come from behind to propel the Cardinals to the World Series. This pretty much wrecked the career of Dodger closer Tom Niedenfurer, who had a great 1980s “Anchorman” mustache.

    Niedenfurer was asked after the game if he had a hope that Clark’s blast would stay in the ballpark. “Sure,” he said. “If hit the Goodyear blimp”

    I was fascinated to learn from Bill James the next spring that Tommy Lasorda had made the statistically correct decision. Sure, veteran Jack Clark was a famous slugger who had hit 22 homers in St. Louis’s expansive stadium, but the kid hitting behind him, Andy van Slyke, was almost as dangerous.

    Andy van Slyke went to Pittsburgh shortly thereafter and put up an impressive career, finishing fourth in the MVP voting twice. But in L.A., the van Slyke name is just that of the guy Niedefurer could have pitched to:

    http://articles.latimes.com/1985-10-20/sports/sp-14087_1_tom-lasorda

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    • Replies: @marty
    C'mon Steve, if Lasorda made the right decision, it was just the righty-lefty thing, nothing to do with Van Slyke, who was just starting out. As to Barry Bonds, you demonstrate how far Angelenos really are from SF. First, most Giants fans who watched him in SF had no experience of his father, who left in '74. Bobby Bonds' problems with alcohol were hushed up at the time, so it's unlikely fans were cutting Barry any slack out of sympathy. I remember when they first signed Barry, a guy called in to local sports radio to tell everyone what an a-hole he'd been in high school in San Mateo. Somebody else called in to say how he'd taken the coach's parking spot at ASU. As for fans around the country, see if you can find some video of the worshipful Atlanta fans when bonds hit 5 homers in a series there in May '01.
    , @Charles Erwin Wilson

    Niedenfurer was asked after the game if he had a hope that Clark’s blast would stay in the ballpark. “Sure,” he said. “If hit the Goodyear blimp”
     
    That is the only good laugh I have had for two whole days. Thanks!
  6. @gbloco
    On an early topic. Here is a good example of the prevalence of hereditary sporting genes

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Father–son_rule

    This Australian father-son rule would seem like a good idea for America pro sports. Think how much San Franciscans loved Barry Bonds when everybody else couldn’t stand him. He was the fulfillment of Bobby Bonds’ talent (I watched on TV Bobby hit a grand slam against the Dodgers in his first major league game) that hadn’t been fulfilled due to Bobby smoking and drinking and the Giants not really figuring out what to do with him. A generation later, Barry shows up in San Francisco and is just as talented but ten times as focused. The rest of the country finds him arrogant and unlikable, but San Franciscans understand that he’s compensating for his dad’s likable weaknesses.

    In 2012, the L.A. Dodgers had four of their 25 ballplayers who were sons of prominent major leaguers of the 1980s: Tony Gwynn Jr., Scott van Slyke, Dee Gordon, and Jerry Hairston Jr. But none of their dads had played much for the Dodgers, so it wasn’t very interesting to fans.

    Whereas Tony Gwynn Sr. is the greatest athlete in San Diego professional sports history (Ted Williams is the greatest to grow up there, but he made his pro career in the opposite corner of the country).

    In L.A., Andy van Slyke is just the guy Lasorda could have pitched to in the 9th inning of the last game of the 1985 league championship series by putting slugger Jack Clark on base with an intentional walk.

    Instead Clark hit it about 15 rows deep to come from behind to propel the Cardinals to the World Series. This pretty much wrecked the career of Dodger closer Tom Niedenfurer, who had a great 1980s “Anchorman” mustache.

    Niedenfurer was asked after the game if he had a hope that Clark’s blast would stay in the ballpark. “Sure,” he said. “If hit the Goodyear blimp”

    I was fascinated to learn from Bill James the next spring that Tommy Lasorda had made the statistically correct decision. Sure, veteran Jack Clark was a famous slugger who had hit 22 homers in St. Louis’s expansive stadium, but the kid hitting behind him, Andy van Slyke, was almost as dangerous.

    Andy van Slyke went to Pittsburgh shortly thereafter and put up an impressive career, finishing fourth in the MVP voting twice. But in L.A., the van Slyke name is just that of the guy Niedefurer could have pitched to:

    http://articles.latimes.com/1985-10-20/sports/sp-14087_1_tom-lasorda

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    • Replies: @Formerly CARealist
    As for father/son sports champions, I see the iditarod race in Alaska was won this year by the father while last year was won by the son. Maybe the dogs are the real champions.

    https://www.usnews.com/news/best-states/alaska/articles/2017-03-14/mitch-seavey-closes-in-on-third-iditarod-victory
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    Things are getting strange in America these days. A large part of the population now is walking around believing that many of our government officials are being mind controlled by the Russians, sort of an updated version of ‘Day of the Triffids’. Gays, guys who like to get it on with other guys, are now our moral leaders, dispensing lifestyle advice to everyone else. The gay guru class is popping up everywhere.
    Mandatory disclaimer: Not that there’s anything wrong with that.

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    I am a good person

    I leanred about existence of “Crazy ex-girlfriend” from one of the posts by Sailer.
    Here is the song directly on the topic (explicit):

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  9. Steve covered the projection, rank hypocrisy and general missing of the point, but still…. what a wasted opportunity. That article would have been so much funnier if Petrow had to define “poz”, “da goyim know, shut it down” or any of the tenets of “Esoteric Kekism”.

    You know, I’m Jeff Bezos.

    I could afford better columnists than this.

    Indeed. TheRightStuff.biz has had an entire Alt-Right Lexicon linked on its home page’s main menu for years. It’s carefully hidden under the super-secret Hyperborian runic code word “LEXICON”.

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  10. Anonymous says:     Show CommentNext New Comment

    Imposing terminology does seem to be a very powerful mode of political warfare. At least when it comes to the mass public. Most people are not interested in sophisticated arguments (although Unz readers are!).

    But by creating terms such as ‘cuck’, we cut right through all the noise as far as the general public is concerned.

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  11. The Post should have just run the Nick Pell column from a while back: http://www.irishtimes.com/opinion/the-alt-right-movement-everything-you-need-to-know-1.2924658

    But then, stealing the material and claiming it as your own is much more fun.

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  12. Guy probably works cheap. WaPo pensioned off all their real reporters years 20 years ago and staffed up with J-school grads. I’m surprised this guy does not have a hyphenated last name like the rest of them.

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    • Replies: @Shitposter
    Didn't Steve or someone else do a column a couple weeks back about the decline of the hyphenated last name among the upper class? It got popular among the upper classes for reasons of gender equality, then as that style of naming became popular among Hispanic immigrants, it's quickly declined so that the upper class won't be mistaken for lower class.
  13. @Anon
    Petrow's article completely misses the point about Alt Right and 'code words'. Those terms that the Alt Right uses are NOT codewords. Codewords are secret words that only insiders can decipher or pick up.

    Alt Right lingo are NOT codewords. They are OBVIOUS in meaning.

    Rise of Alt Right has to do with their power to DECODE the PC that is all around us. It is PC that uses CODEWORDS and manipulative iconography. For instance, PC promoted homo stuff by equating it with the rainbow.



    Now, what does homos doing their 'sex' or trannies cutting off balls have to do with the rainbow? Nothing. Rainbow is beautiful. A homo act is not. A man with a cut-off penis and fake vagina is not beautiful. But homo agenda coded homosexuality with the rainbow to fool people.
    Alt Right has the clarity to see homosexuality for what it is. It has NOTHING to do with the rainbow. That is a trick from advertisement where you associate something with something... like how ads used to associate smoking with beautiful women... when, in fact, smoking ruins a woman's beauty.

    Alt Right gained some traction because it says it like it is. It sees the reality of race and says so. It sees the reality of Jewish power and says so. It sees the reality of black crime and says so. It doesn't use code words like 'teens' or 'youths'. For Alt Right, a man with a wig pretending to be a woman is a man with a wig pretending to be a woman. He is not a 'she' or one of the 50 coded genders that gets ever so 'creative'.

    Here are some codewords used by PC and Progs.

    Gentrification. This is codeword for de-negro-ification or denegrification. It's really about using economic muscle to drive out blacks to create upscale communities for yuppies who are mostly white, Jewish, and Asian. But 'gentrification' sound so much nicer.

    Black Lives Matter. It's really codeword for "We blacks are tired of homos and trannies getting all the attention under Obama, who is supposed to be a Black President. We are sick of being sent to back of the bus. We want attention and respect!"

    Stop and Frisk: It's really STOP AND FRISK THE NEGRO as cities that use this tactic mostly target blacks because they are more violent and criminal.

    Dreamer: Illegal alien kid whose parents violated US laws.

    Refugee: Muslim victims of US-instigated wars in the Middle East that turned nations upside down. The very globalists who pushed all these wars and wrecked Iraq, Syria, and Libya now posture as humanitarians who feel so much compassion for these poor poor Muslims. But why are Muslims displaced? Cuz Bush wrecked Iraq, Obama wrecked Libya and Syria.

    Rape Culture: This is hysteria cooked up by globo media to spread the bogus narrative that blonde jocks are raping white women in colleges. It is to drive wedge between white men and white women. The most dangerous rapists in colleges are black athletes.

    Reagan's Indifference: This is a codeword to cover up the fact that the MAIN reason why all those homos died in the AIDS epidemic was because they went wild and were buggering each other in bathhouses. But since homos are holy and can't be held accountable for anything, PC cooked up 'Reagan's indifference' for all those AIDS death.

    New Cold War: Jewish War on Russia because of soreness over the fact that Putin rolled back some Jewish oligarchal power after the 90s.

    This is why Alt Right got some traction. Not because it uses codewords but because it uses 'decodewords', the key that unlocks the ceaseless BS of fake news PC.

    This Alt Right pieces gets to the heart of the matter on race differences.

    It's like what Robert Weissberg wrote. Alt Right are like kids that discovered Santa isn't real. And they say so.

    http://www.unz.com/article/why-is-the-alt-right-so-threatening/

    Preach brother!

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  14. First the Left rehabilitated “racism” by accusing anyone who deviated a camel’s hair from their orthodoxy “racist”.

    Second, the Left rehabilitated “white supremacy” by accusing anyone who deviated a camel’s hair from their orthodoxy “white supremacist”.

    Now, they apparently want to rehabilitate “Nazism” by accusing anyone who deviates a camel’s hair from their orthodoxy–or merely can take a joke–a “Nazi”.

    These people have no moral authority inside a Turkish bath house, let alone outside it. I hope they recognize that everyone knows they are just a bunch of totalitarian creeps who respond to substantive arguments with defamation. Whiny losers all!

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    • Replies: @Frau Katze
    Indeed. They have their own vocabulary for discussing the "enemy." But no one else is permitted to develop short cuts like "SJW."

    The name-callers can't stand to be called names.
  15. I was listening to Rush Limbaugh last week and he brought up the term “cuckservative,” which apparently had just come to his attention. For the benefit of his audience, he proceeded to define it–incorrectly, of course.

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    • Replies: @Mr. Anon

    I was listening to Rush Limbaugh last week and he brought up the term “cuckservative,” which apparently had just come to his attention. For the benefit of his audience, he proceeded to define it–incorrectly, of course.
     
    The joke being, of course, that he is one. Although, to be fair, I've heard he's gotten better.
  16. @Anon
    Petrow's article completely misses the point about Alt Right and 'code words'. Those terms that the Alt Right uses are NOT codewords. Codewords are secret words that only insiders can decipher or pick up.

    Alt Right lingo are NOT codewords. They are OBVIOUS in meaning.

    Rise of Alt Right has to do with their power to DECODE the PC that is all around us. It is PC that uses CODEWORDS and manipulative iconography. For instance, PC promoted homo stuff by equating it with the rainbow.



    Now, what does homos doing their 'sex' or trannies cutting off balls have to do with the rainbow? Nothing. Rainbow is beautiful. A homo act is not. A man with a cut-off penis and fake vagina is not beautiful. But homo agenda coded homosexuality with the rainbow to fool people.
    Alt Right has the clarity to see homosexuality for what it is. It has NOTHING to do with the rainbow. That is a trick from advertisement where you associate something with something... like how ads used to associate smoking with beautiful women... when, in fact, smoking ruins a woman's beauty.

    Alt Right gained some traction because it says it like it is. It sees the reality of race and says so. It sees the reality of Jewish power and says so. It sees the reality of black crime and says so. It doesn't use code words like 'teens' or 'youths'. For Alt Right, a man with a wig pretending to be a woman is a man with a wig pretending to be a woman. He is not a 'she' or one of the 50 coded genders that gets ever so 'creative'.

    Here are some codewords used by PC and Progs.

    Gentrification. This is codeword for de-negro-ification or denegrification. It's really about using economic muscle to drive out blacks to create upscale communities for yuppies who are mostly white, Jewish, and Asian. But 'gentrification' sound so much nicer.

    Black Lives Matter. It's really codeword for "We blacks are tired of homos and trannies getting all the attention under Obama, who is supposed to be a Black President. We are sick of being sent to back of the bus. We want attention and respect!"

    Stop and Frisk: It's really STOP AND FRISK THE NEGRO as cities that use this tactic mostly target blacks because they are more violent and criminal.

    Dreamer: Illegal alien kid whose parents violated US laws.

    Refugee: Muslim victims of US-instigated wars in the Middle East that turned nations upside down. The very globalists who pushed all these wars and wrecked Iraq, Syria, and Libya now posture as humanitarians who feel so much compassion for these poor poor Muslims. But why are Muslims displaced? Cuz Bush wrecked Iraq, Obama wrecked Libya and Syria.

    Rape Culture: This is hysteria cooked up by globo media to spread the bogus narrative that blonde jocks are raping white women in colleges. It is to drive wedge between white men and white women. The most dangerous rapists in colleges are black athletes.

    Reagan's Indifference: This is a codeword to cover up the fact that the MAIN reason why all those homos died in the AIDS epidemic was because they went wild and were buggering each other in bathhouses. But since homos are holy and can't be held accountable for anything, PC cooked up 'Reagan's indifference' for all those AIDS death.

    New Cold War: Jewish War on Russia because of soreness over the fact that Putin rolled back some Jewish oligarchal power after the 90s.

    This is why Alt Right got some traction. Not because it uses codewords but because it uses 'decodewords', the key that unlocks the ceaseless BS of fake news PC.

    This Alt Right pieces gets to the heart of the matter on race differences.

    It's like what Robert Weissberg wrote. Alt Right are like kids that discovered Santa isn't real. And they say so.

    http://www.unz.com/article/why-is-the-alt-right-so-threatening/

    Yes, I call it the Rumpelstiltskin Principle. The alt right is small but has power and this is for one reason only – the alt right is the one group that Calls Things By Their True Name.

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    • Replies: @anon
    it's like the emperor's new clothes - pointing fingers and making dick jokes wouldn't work if the culture wasn't entirely built on media / academia lies
  17. He connects this to the Nazis and the coded language (prime example: “the master race”)….

    How is the term “master race” coded language? It sounds pretty straight-forward to me. I suppose the term “iced tea” could be considered “coded language”, if the concept being coded for is……………………..iced tea.

    That’s the same as in pre-World War II Germany — and there’s that Nazi thing again.

    For guys like Petrow, the nazi thing is always there. They cherish those old brown memories even more than any Idaho gauleiter.

    It is the height of chutzpah for cultural enforcers like Petrow – who will shout you down as the worst kind of bigot for not referring to Bruce Jenner as “she”, and who enforce the most Orwellian form of word/thought-control – to claim that other people are trying to “control discourse”.

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    • Replies: @fnn
    Do a search for "master race" at the Calvin.edu archive of Nazi propaganda and you get "no results." Not to deny that the Nazis had a racial doctrine of some kind.
    , @guest
    "It's the height of chutzpah"

    No, just garden-variety projection.
    , @Frau Katze
    Exactly. The term "master race" is blatantly obvious. How can it be a secret "codeword"?

    The writer is crazy.
  18. @Harry Baldwin
    I was listening to Rush Limbaugh last week and he brought up the term "cuckservative," which apparently had just come to his attention. For the benefit of his audience, he proceeded to define it--incorrectly, of course.

    I was listening to Rush Limbaugh last week and he brought up the term “cuckservative,” which apparently had just come to his attention. For the benefit of his audience, he proceeded to define it–incorrectly, of course.

    The joke being, of course, that he is one. Although, to be fair, I’ve heard he’s gotten better.

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    • Replies: @phil
    Instead of the Mainstream Media's being an auxiliary to the Democratic Party, Rush says that he now believes that the media LEADS the Democratic Party, which is an interesting perspective. However, a telephone caller then asked Rush, who controls the media? Rush fumbled the answer. During the same program he referred to Israel as "our ally"--how exactly does Israel benefit the US? And he seemed to like military action primarily as a demonstration of manhood--"showing them who the boss is".

    You would think that he could connect the dots by now.
    , @Charles Erwin Wilson
    When I have heard him he has consistently been an immigration restrictionist. That covers many of his other mistakes.
  19. I believe social justice warrior was coined by a leftist. Social justice is a thing, and some leftists cheering themselves on declared themselves to be “social justice warriors.” Even if it was coined by a right-wingers, I have seen leftists respond to being called SJWs with, “what’s wrong with fighting for social justice?” This why it is such a powerful term: it is through and through true.

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    • Replies: @SFG
    Somewhere someone filled out the rest of the character classes, including social justice wizards and social justice clerics.

    It's kind of amusing that geek culture is one of the few things appropriated by both sides. Though that is just on the Internet.
  20. @Jim Don Bob
    Guy probably works cheap. WaPo pensioned off all their real reporters years 20 years ago and staffed up with J-school grads. I'm surprised this guy does not have a hyphenated last name like the rest of them.

    Didn’t Steve or someone else do a column a couple weeks back about the decline of the hyphenated last name among the upper class? It got popular among the upper classes for reasons of gender equality, then as that style of naming became popular among Hispanic immigrants, it’s quickly declined so that the upper class won’t be mistaken for lower class.

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    • Replies: @Art Deco
    it’s quickly declined so that the upper class won’t be mistaken for lower class.

    It was never a patrician phenomenon. It was a professional-managerial class preference for a modest period of years. I'll wager you its demise can be traced to three factors: husbands in that class were after a time less nonplussed by their wives retaining the maiden name; it suddenly occurred to parents slapping these names on their children that they'd have to cut bait some time because if the next generation followed suit you'd have quadruple barrelled names; and their children disliked it and disposed of it in adolescence in favor of the paternal name.
    , @snorlax

    then as that style of naming became popular among Hispanic immigrants
     
    That's always been the Spanish naming convention. (Although a hyphen would be an Americanism).
  21. Has anyone seen masculinist used unironically? I’ve been hanging around in the right-wing blogsphere for awhile and I’ve never seen it employed.

    Anyway, I see the original writer’s point to some extent. The use of those slurs does indeed define the tribe you’re in, but really so are liberals who state things as “everyone should be a feminist.” The only difference is that they don’t see themselves as a tribe.

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    • Replies: @guest
    "Anyway I see the original writer's point to some extent. The use of those slurs does indeed define the tribe you're in"

    Was that the point? Because it came off as "the alt-right is enchanting us with esoteric Nazi spells," demonstrated by a series of hilarious misapprehensions of easily understood terminology.
  22. Language is territory. Linguistic territory can be taken over by a) inventing new words or b) altering the meanings of pre-existing words, as the Left has been doing for decades with words like “rape,” “hate,” and “phobia.”

    The NYT is just salty because the Right is now copying their Alinskyite tactics. What did they think, conservatives were too dumb to learn them? After decades of seeing the effectiveness of Alinskyite tactics, the Right wasn’t going to catch on sooner or later?

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  23. @Mr. Anon

    I was listening to Rush Limbaugh last week and he brought up the term “cuckservative,” which apparently had just come to his attention. For the benefit of his audience, he proceeded to define it–incorrectly, of course.
     
    The joke being, of course, that he is one. Although, to be fair, I've heard he's gotten better.

    Instead of the Mainstream Media’s being an auxiliary to the Democratic Party, Rush says that he now believes that the media LEADS the Democratic Party, which is an interesting perspective. However, a telephone caller then asked Rush, who controls the media? Rush fumbled the answer. During the same program he referred to Israel as “our ally”–how exactly does Israel benefit the US? And he seemed to like military action primarily as a demonstration of manhood–”showing them who the boss is”.

    You would think that he could connect the dots by now.

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    • Replies: @Dave
    He can connect the dots... but it would be bad for his career and thus his status as chief blowhard of the cuck right.
    , @David Davenport
    However, a telephone caller then asked Rush, who controls the media? Rush fumbled the answer. During the same program he referred to Israel as “our ally”–how exactly does Israel benefit the US? And he seemed to like military action primarily as a demonstration of manhood–”showing them who the boss is”...

    Old timer Rush Limbaugh is a GOPer. "When Ronald the Great was President and I was in my prime ..."
  24. But SJW? I had no clue. In a personal ad it might mean “straight Jewish woman,” but two of those don’t apply to me.

    Oh God. That’s rich.

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    • Replies: @Ron Mexico
    Just wanted to post this on a site that would appreciate it... http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2017/04/11/ruth-bader-ginsburg-confuses-lindsey-graham-for-woman.html
  25. Is it any wonder newspapers and legacy media are dying? The writer is gay and a feminist (but I repeat myself), and he’s never heard of snowflake or SJW?? Too much time spent on Uranus…

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  26. That WaPo editor is so completely out of touch. Normal people who’ve been following politics at all know what SJW means, but even those that don’t, would just type it into their search engine of choice and know exactly what it means within seconds. This guy had to email someone and ask a human and cover the email Q&A process in his WaPo op-ed.

    Also, the term SJW organically evolved in a decentralized fashion like most genuine jargon. It wasn’t some shadowy organization that designed it.

    And control discourse? Most alt-right types have been fiercely excluded and are just trying to get basic recognition in the conversation.

    Next, consider “undocumented immigrant” or “sanctuary city” or the immigrant notion of a “Dreamer”. Those are quite centrally orchestrated political jargon very directly calculated to serve political purposes.

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    • Replies: @guest
    "And control discourse? Most alt-right types have been fiercely excluded and are just trying to get basic recognition in the conversation"

    The alt-right getting any recognition at all is too much for SJWs. It's like "mansplaining" with women. They're so used to talking that any male speech at all can be seen as an affront.
  27. @Steve Sailer
    This Australian father-son rule would seem like a good idea for America pro sports. Think how much San Franciscans loved Barry Bonds when everybody else couldn't stand him. He was the fulfillment of Bobby Bonds' talent (I watched on TV Bobby hit a grand slam against the Dodgers in his first major league game) that hadn't been fulfilled due to Bobby smoking and drinking and the Giants not really figuring out what to do with him. A generation later, Barry shows up in San Francisco and is just as talented but ten times as focused. The rest of the country finds him arrogant and unlikable, but San Franciscans understand that he's compensating for his dad's likable weaknesses.

    In 2012, the L.A. Dodgers had four of their 25 ballplayers who were sons of prominent major leaguers of the 1980s: Tony Gwynn Jr., Scott van Slyke, Dee Gordon, and Jerry Hairston Jr. But none of their dads had played much for the Dodgers, so it wasn't very interesting to fans.

    Whereas Tony Gwynn Sr. is the greatest athlete in San Diego professional sports history (Ted Williams is the greatest to grow up there, but he made his pro career in the opposite corner of the country).

    In L.A., Andy van Slyke is just the guy Lasorda could have pitched to in the 9th inning of the last game of the 1985 league championship series by putting slugger Jack Clark on base with an intentional walk.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KCG5krQPyXQ

    Instead Clark hit it about 15 rows deep to come from behind to propel the Cardinals to the World Series. This pretty much wrecked the career of Dodger closer Tom Niedenfurer, who had a great 1980s "Anchorman" mustache.

    Niedenfurer was asked after the game if he had a hope that Clark's blast would stay in the ballpark. "Sure," he said. "If hit the Goodyear blimp"

    I was fascinated to learn from Bill James the next spring that Tommy Lasorda had made the statistically correct decision. Sure, veteran Jack Clark was a famous slugger who had hit 22 homers in St. Louis's expansive stadium, but the kid hitting behind him, Andy van Slyke, was almost as dangerous.

    Andy van Slyke went to Pittsburgh shortly thereafter and put up an impressive career, finishing fourth in the MVP voting twice. But in L.A., the van Slyke name is just that of the guy Niedefurer could have pitched to:

    http://articles.latimes.com/1985-10-20/sports/sp-14087_1_tom-lasorda

    As for father/son sports champions, I see the iditarod race in Alaska was won this year by the father while last year was won by the son. Maybe the dogs are the real champions.

    https://www.usnews.com/news/best-states/alaska/articles/2017-03-14/mitch-seavey-closes-in-on-third-iditarod-victory

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    @Emblematic
    Yes, I call it the Rumpelstiltskin Principle. The alt right is small but has power and this is for one reason only - the alt right is the one group that Calls Things By Their True Name.

    it’s like the emperor’s new clothes – pointing fingers and making dick jokes wouldn’t work if the culture wasn’t entirely built on media / academia lies

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    it takes chutzpah (aka sociopathy) to write an article about other people using language to control discourse when the whole article is itself an example of the same thing

    the coded language (prime example: “the master race”)

    coded?

    lolz

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  30. The Washington Post cares more about search engine optimization than the quality of the writing and thinking it offers. It’s kind of like Amazon. Product descriptions are often inaccurate and downright misleading, but its distribution system is the biggest and best. Fortunately, Amazon has a useful “comments” section and Google News shows other results if one knows where to click.

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  31. @Mr. Anon

    He connects this to the Nazis and the coded language (prime example: “the master race”)....
     
    How is the term "master race" coded language? It sounds pretty straight-forward to me. I suppose the term "iced tea" could be considered "coded language", if the concept being coded for is..........................iced tea.

    That’s the same as in pre-World War II Germany — and there’s that Nazi thing again.
     
    For guys like Petrow, the nazi thing is always there. They cherish those old brown memories even more than any Idaho gauleiter.

    It is the height of chutzpah for cultural enforcers like Petrow - who will shout you down as the worst kind of bigot for not referring to Bruce Jenner as "she", and who enforce the most Orwellian form of word/thought-control - to claim that other people are trying to "control discourse".

    Do a search for “master race” at the Calvin.edu archive of Nazi propaganda and you get “no results.” Not to deny that the Nazis had a racial doctrine of some kind.

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    Totally white-looking Jews say they’re not white. ROTFL

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?sns=fb&v=3XYMRAoqVmY&app=desktop

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    • Replies: @Massimo Heitor

    Totally white-looking Jews say they’re not white. ROTFL
     
    Flight from white. Being white is a bad thing in today's politics, so people react accordingly and distance themselves from the maligned ethnicity.

    Jews is technically a religion, but it's passed by biological descent. Ashkenazi Jews, are completely a sub ethnic group of the broader European whites, like Italians or Germans or Spanish or Russians. Maybe ethnic Germans will identify as Germans rather than whites to avoid the stigma of being white.
    , @SFG
    They remind me of these 6'2" hairy guys who want people to think they're women. I don't care how woke you are, you're still going to get mugged in the ghetto.
  33. The strategy [of the alt-right] is to control discourse,

    Pot, meet kettle. LOL. It’s more like “the strategy of the alt- right is to chip away at the left’s monolithic control of the discourse for the last 50+ years”. The left controls the WashPo, the NY Times and the rest of the mainstream press, the broadcast networks (except for the hated Fox), academia, etc., etc., etc. and if you slip up and make the slightest Kinsley error (accidently tell the truth like Watson) then they destroy your career, but it’s the ‘alt-right’ that seeks to control discourse. Give me a break.

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  34. Freddie DeBoer, a hard lefty who I discovered when SJWism really started to get going (since DeBoer was adamantly against the posturing and free-speech shutdowns of the SJWs) has apparently stuck his foot into, hey, IQ probably is genetic though of course Charles Murray is a racial pseudoscientist.

    DeBoer responds to critics here. Since he says his views are THE COMPLETE OPPOSITE of HBD, I’d like to see where you 2 agree.

    https://fredrikdeboer.com/2017/04/11/addressing-some-complaints/

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    • Replies: @Chrisnonymous
    Amazing how someone can be so clear on some things and then just posit "invisible weight belts of white supremacy weighing down minorities". They must exist!!
  35. @Steve Sailer
    This Australian father-son rule would seem like a good idea for America pro sports. Think how much San Franciscans loved Barry Bonds when everybody else couldn't stand him. He was the fulfillment of Bobby Bonds' talent (I watched on TV Bobby hit a grand slam against the Dodgers in his first major league game) that hadn't been fulfilled due to Bobby smoking and drinking and the Giants not really figuring out what to do with him. A generation later, Barry shows up in San Francisco and is just as talented but ten times as focused. The rest of the country finds him arrogant and unlikable, but San Franciscans understand that he's compensating for his dad's likable weaknesses.

    In 2012, the L.A. Dodgers had four of their 25 ballplayers who were sons of prominent major leaguers of the 1980s: Tony Gwynn Jr., Scott van Slyke, Dee Gordon, and Jerry Hairston Jr. But none of their dads had played much for the Dodgers, so it wasn't very interesting to fans.

    Whereas Tony Gwynn Sr. is the greatest athlete in San Diego professional sports history (Ted Williams is the greatest to grow up there, but he made his pro career in the opposite corner of the country).

    In L.A., Andy van Slyke is just the guy Lasorda could have pitched to in the 9th inning of the last game of the 1985 league championship series by putting slugger Jack Clark on base with an intentional walk.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KCG5krQPyXQ

    Instead Clark hit it about 15 rows deep to come from behind to propel the Cardinals to the World Series. This pretty much wrecked the career of Dodger closer Tom Niedenfurer, who had a great 1980s "Anchorman" mustache.

    Niedenfurer was asked after the game if he had a hope that Clark's blast would stay in the ballpark. "Sure," he said. "If hit the Goodyear blimp"

    I was fascinated to learn from Bill James the next spring that Tommy Lasorda had made the statistically correct decision. Sure, veteran Jack Clark was a famous slugger who had hit 22 homers in St. Louis's expansive stadium, but the kid hitting behind him, Andy van Slyke, was almost as dangerous.

    Andy van Slyke went to Pittsburgh shortly thereafter and put up an impressive career, finishing fourth in the MVP voting twice. But in L.A., the van Slyke name is just that of the guy Niedefurer could have pitched to:

    http://articles.latimes.com/1985-10-20/sports/sp-14087_1_tom-lasorda

    C’mon Steve, if Lasorda made the right decision, it was just the righty-lefty thing, nothing to do with Van Slyke, who was just starting out. As to Barry Bonds, you demonstrate how far Angelenos really are from SF. First, most Giants fans who watched him in SF had no experience of his father, who left in ’74. Bobby Bonds’ problems with alcohol were hushed up at the time, so it’s unlikely fans were cutting Barry any slack out of sympathy. I remember when they first signed Barry, a guy called in to local sports radio to tell everyone what an a-hole he’d been in high school in San Mateo. Somebody else called in to say how he’d taken the coach’s parking spot at ASU. As for fans around the country, see if you can find some video of the worshipful Atlanta fans when bonds hit 5 homers in a series there in May ’01.

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  36. @Anon
    Petrow's article completely misses the point about Alt Right and 'code words'. Those terms that the Alt Right uses are NOT codewords. Codewords are secret words that only insiders can decipher or pick up.

    Alt Right lingo are NOT codewords. They are OBVIOUS in meaning.

    Rise of Alt Right has to do with their power to DECODE the PC that is all around us. It is PC that uses CODEWORDS and manipulative iconography. For instance, PC promoted homo stuff by equating it with the rainbow.



    Now, what does homos doing their 'sex' or trannies cutting off balls have to do with the rainbow? Nothing. Rainbow is beautiful. A homo act is not. A man with a cut-off penis and fake vagina is not beautiful. But homo agenda coded homosexuality with the rainbow to fool people.
    Alt Right has the clarity to see homosexuality for what it is. It has NOTHING to do with the rainbow. That is a trick from advertisement where you associate something with something... like how ads used to associate smoking with beautiful women... when, in fact, smoking ruins a woman's beauty.

    Alt Right gained some traction because it says it like it is. It sees the reality of race and says so. It sees the reality of Jewish power and says so. It sees the reality of black crime and says so. It doesn't use code words like 'teens' or 'youths'. For Alt Right, a man with a wig pretending to be a woman is a man with a wig pretending to be a woman. He is not a 'she' or one of the 50 coded genders that gets ever so 'creative'.

    Here are some codewords used by PC and Progs.

    Gentrification. This is codeword for de-negro-ification or denegrification. It's really about using economic muscle to drive out blacks to create upscale communities for yuppies who are mostly white, Jewish, and Asian. But 'gentrification' sound so much nicer.

    Black Lives Matter. It's really codeword for "We blacks are tired of homos and trannies getting all the attention under Obama, who is supposed to be a Black President. We are sick of being sent to back of the bus. We want attention and respect!"

    Stop and Frisk: It's really STOP AND FRISK THE NEGRO as cities that use this tactic mostly target blacks because they are more violent and criminal.

    Dreamer: Illegal alien kid whose parents violated US laws.

    Refugee: Muslim victims of US-instigated wars in the Middle East that turned nations upside down. The very globalists who pushed all these wars and wrecked Iraq, Syria, and Libya now posture as humanitarians who feel so much compassion for these poor poor Muslims. But why are Muslims displaced? Cuz Bush wrecked Iraq, Obama wrecked Libya and Syria.

    Rape Culture: This is hysteria cooked up by globo media to spread the bogus narrative that blonde jocks are raping white women in colleges. It is to drive wedge between white men and white women. The most dangerous rapists in colleges are black athletes.

    Reagan's Indifference: This is a codeword to cover up the fact that the MAIN reason why all those homos died in the AIDS epidemic was because they went wild and were buggering each other in bathhouses. But since homos are holy and can't be held accountable for anything, PC cooked up 'Reagan's indifference' for all those AIDS death.

    New Cold War: Jewish War on Russia because of soreness over the fact that Putin rolled back some Jewish oligarchal power after the 90s.

    This is why Alt Right got some traction. Not because it uses codewords but because it uses 'decodewords', the key that unlocks the ceaseless BS of fake news PC.

    This Alt Right pieces gets to the heart of the matter on race differences.

    It's like what Robert Weissberg wrote. Alt Right are like kids that discovered Santa isn't real. And they say so.

    http://www.unz.com/article/why-is-the-alt-right-so-threatening/

    Well done, sir. Well done.

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  37. I could afford better columnists than this.

    One of the clearest indicators that our national media are propaganda organs rather than businesses engaged in propaganda rather than news+opinion is that none of them have picked up our host.

    Steve isn’t going to be to everyone’s taste or provide all the balance you’d want. But he’d significant energize both the quality and the “must read” controversy of any of these rags and generate a ton of page views. Not having Steve is a conscious choice to have a much narrower–and less “reality based”–spectrum of opinion *and* turn down extra dollars. It makes no sense from either a business or “service to the public” perspective. It only makes sense if your mission is to enforce the narrative.

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  38. @Mr. Anon

    He connects this to the Nazis and the coded language (prime example: “the master race”)....
     
    How is the term "master race" coded language? It sounds pretty straight-forward to me. I suppose the term "iced tea" could be considered "coded language", if the concept being coded for is..........................iced tea.

    That’s the same as in pre-World War II Germany — and there’s that Nazi thing again.
     
    For guys like Petrow, the nazi thing is always there. They cherish those old brown memories even more than any Idaho gauleiter.

    It is the height of chutzpah for cultural enforcers like Petrow - who will shout you down as the worst kind of bigot for not referring to Bruce Jenner as "she", and who enforce the most Orwellian form of word/thought-control - to claim that other people are trying to "control discourse".

    “It’s the height of chutzpah”

    No, just garden-variety projection.

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    • Replies: @Olorin
    BINGO.

    When I read the above bit my first thought was Jewish cabala, how everything actually means, implies, stands for, dog whistles, or signifies something other than what it is.

    Thus the 12 on Seattle Seahawks fans' flags is code for AB, which means "Aryan Brotherhood," and we all have heard about 88, and 14, and, shudder 1488.

    To that mentality, every word, every gesture, means what you want it to mean, and of course you choose whatever meaning will advance your agenda.

    This is the mindset that gave us deconstruction and other structuralist/poststructuralist/postmodern academic discourse atrocities that now pollute the public speechy spaces as "critical theory."

    I.e., there is no meaning in the text. Your words mean what *I* say they mean.

    And of course *I* have no agenda. But you do.

    Let's face it, the whole point of the above was simply to associate "alt right" and "nazi" in the readers' minds. So it's also a philosophy that gains power through sheer dogged unending repetition connecting two things that may or may not have anything to do with one another.

    Apart from being garden-variety projection, it's also the signature neurosis/paranoia element: I do my best to destroy your trust, then I'm justified in thinking I can't trust anything you say, and you must be communicating in code. But if you come right out and say what you're thinking, that's Auntie Sam Etic.

  39. Does he realize how stupid and/or lazy this article makes him appear? He really should’ve tried harder. “Intimations of Nazism” is not good enough in itself.

    Things aren’t in code just because they’re unfamiliar to you. Inside jokes aren’t in code, for instance. And there are a lot of those on the alt-right. But most of them aren’t even that. They’re pretty straight forward, a lot of them.

    Are SJWs capable of reacting to a head-on attack? Or are their Narrative-soaked minds incapable of seeing outside of their Narratives long enough to see what’s flying at their head?

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    • Replies: @SteveM

    Does he realize how stupid and/or lazy this article makes him appear?
     
    You could direct that rhetorical question to about 90% of "journalists" who gin up the Fake News/Op Ed pieces of the now Crony-Elite ossified WaBezos.

    And no, they don't realize. Because it's a form of mental illness. Being a sniveling lapdog for the Crony Class prevents one from even recognizing that he/she is.

  40. Petrow doesn’t get the masculinist reference either. In this universe of discourse it is best traced back to William Tenn’s, science fiction short story, “The Masculinist Revolt”, a prescient parody of feminism’s over-reach that appeared in Science Fiction and Fantasy Magazine sometime in the late 1960s.

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    • Replies: @Chrisnonymous
    By any chance, is there a hyperlink?
    , @Forbes
    Well Petrow claimed he'd never heard of "SJW"--what's the chance he'd be familiar with a reference from the last century...
  41. @Daniel Chieh
    Has anyone seen masculinist used unironically? I've been hanging around in the right-wing blogsphere for awhile and I've never seen it employed.

    Anyway, I see the original writer's point to some extent. The use of those slurs does indeed define the tribe you're in, but really so are liberals who state things as "everyone should be a feminist." The only difference is that they don't see themselves as a tribe.

    “Anyway I see the original writer’s point to some extent. The use of those slurs does indeed define the tribe you’re in”

    Was that the point? Because it came off as “the alt-right is enchanting us with esoteric Nazi spells,” demonstrated by a series of hilarious misapprehensions of easily understood terminology.

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  42. These new words are intrinsic to the alt-right’s rise, according to {Professor] Lakoff. He connects this to the Nazis and the coded language (prime example: “the master race”) that eventually allowed them to topple governmental institutions. “The strategy is to control discourse,” Lakoff points out. “One way you do that is preemptive name calling . . . based on a moral hierarchy.”

    Project much?

    Not just projection, but “scholarization” (my own word…there’s probably a better one out there.) If you can find a professor whose work mirrors your own extremist agenda (or can be manipulated into benefiting your agenda) then your own extremist agenda appears (somehow, someway) to be based entirely on rational thought and scientific evidence and is in no way influenced by politically self-serving motives.

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    • Replies: @Dr. X
    Lakoff's been a major figure on the Democratic Left for several years -- at least a decade. His work argues, essentially, that the Democrats lose elections not because they're wrong on policy, but because they use language and messaging that the ignorant rubes don't understand. Conversely, he believes that the Republicans win elections because they sucker the stupid masses with effective sales pitches.

    Needless to say, he's very popular on the Left.
  43. These new words are intrinsic to the alt-right’s rise, according to Lakoff. He connects this to the Nazis

    I bet he does.

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  44. These words are obviously not “coded” but they are the jargon of a subculture. The reason that he can write in this breathless tone is that the average WashPo reader literally does not know any “alt-right” types so these words need to be explained to them, much as you might have to explain video gamer jargon or skateboarder jargon or that of any other unfamiliar subculture. But by calling it “coded” it seems much more Dan Brownishly menacing.

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    • Replies: @guest
    I think that's a mischaracterization, at least for the terms in this article. "Cuck" is effective not because it's an in-joke that only fellow alt-righters enjoy. "Cuck" never would've gotten off the ground but for the fact that it pisses people (mostly neocons and mainstream conservatives) off, causing them to shout in response, "I am not a cuck!" Which provides "kek," as alt-righters say, in an example of true jargon. Snowflake is the same. "Masculinist" I don't think anyone can fail to see is a parody of "feminist."

    There are what you might call deeper meanings. Not double meanings, but meanings beyond the superficial, only appreciated by those "in the know." Lefties get that "cuck" is a form of sexual humiliation, but they mistake it for being about black men and white women. In actuality, it's more about immigration, which is only partly black, and the general idea of giving you country away by allowing non-Americans (or non-majority/non-legacy Americans) to be raised as if they were Americans. "Cucks" allow for or promote the raising of phony-Americans is the basic idea. But if you think of it in terms of letting black dudes screw your wife, it's still insulting, so it still works as an insult.

    "Snowflake" people get without being told. They need not know it derives from the saw "every snowflake is unique," and the obvious fact that telling kids, especially, that they're special like a snowflake can have unintended consequences. Does the insultee need to know all that? Probably not.

    Just because this bozo or the common man on the street may not grasp these meanings initially, or may find it difficult to plumb the depths beyond superficial meaning even were he so inclined, doesn't make the words jargon, in my opinion. Jargon is supposed to be hard for outsiders to pick up on. The alt-right is full of such terms, but not these terms. These are designed to be easy. The alt-right is not about sophistication; it's about brute force rhetoric. If its favorite insults were hard to pick up on, they never would have been favored in the first place.
  45. @Massimo Heitor
    That WaPo editor is so completely out of touch. Normal people who've been following politics at all know what SJW means, but even those that don't, would just type it into their search engine of choice and know exactly what it means within seconds. This guy had to email someone and ask a human and cover the email Q&A process in his WaPo op-ed.

    Also, the term SJW organically evolved in a decentralized fashion like most genuine jargon. It wasn't some shadowy organization that designed it.

    And control discourse? Most alt-right types have been fiercely excluded and are just trying to get basic recognition in the conversation.

    Next, consider "undocumented immigrant" or "sanctuary city" or the immigrant notion of a "Dreamer". Those are quite centrally orchestrated political jargon very directly calculated to serve political purposes.

    “And control discourse? Most alt-right types have been fiercely excluded and are just trying to get basic recognition in the conversation”

    The alt-right getting any recognition at all is too much for SJWs. It’s like “mansplaining” with women. They’re so used to talking that any male speech at all can be seen as an affront.

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    • Replies: @celt darnell
    Mansplaining: clarifying something for the benefit of a bimbo.

    No code word there at all.
  46. @One Good Tiger

    But SJW? I had no clue. In a personal ad it might mean “straight Jewish woman,” but two of those don’t apply to me.
     
    Oh God. That's rich.
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    More PC codewords:

    Far-right: the mere desire of white European nations to preserve borders, identity, and culture.

    White supremacism: Any positive white racial consciousness.

    Antisemitism: Once meaningful term now just means (1) noticing Jewish power and (2) especially noticing that it may go against interests of your own people.

    Pride: the new ‘gay’

    Hate Speech: Usually white speech hated by those who hate white people or sane people. It once had some meaning when applied to KKK and Holocaust deniers. Now, the refusal to use 50 different pronouns for gender makes you a hater.

    Hate Crime: More often than not, a ‘hate hoax’ pulled by blacks, homos, Asians, browns, and creative Zionists with fancy high-tech equipment in Israel.

    Diversity is our strength: ‘Our’ meaning globalist elites who reduce all the masses of the world into replaceable minions. ‘

    ‘Diverse’: An all black team is ‘diverse’. An all white team isn’t.

    Racist: Whatever upsets blacks. So, if a more black kids are suspended for bad behavior in schools, that sho is ‘racist’.

    ‘Israel’s right to exist’: It really means the Occupation of West Bank must go on.

    Inclusive: It really means the West should not defend itself from invasivism.

    Nativist: Used as epithet for wanting to defend one’s nation from demographic imperialism.

    Marriage Equality: Homo supremacism as it’s not about polygamy or incest-marriage.

    They: a funny Meso-American kid who killed a white girl but feels like victim

    Affirmative action: Bend rules to favor rich blacks over poor whites.

    Disparate Impact: Bend rules to favor blacks and browns over whites.

    And Globalism also has a bunch of codewords:

    Enhanced Interrogation Technique: Torture (Surely if any nation captured US soldiers and waterboarded them, it’d be called ‘torture’.)

    Spreading Democracy: Smashing any nation to serve globalism.

    Rogue Nation: Any nation detested by the GLOB.

    WMD: Potent weapons in the hands of enemies of globalism. When globalist nations have such weapons, they’re called something else.

    War on Terror: Now, it’s mostly war for terror by aiding Jihadis against secular Assad.

    Western Values: Worship of Homos and Welcoming of Muslims. Yep, that is what ‘western values’ are all about according to France and Germany. And of course, Sweden.

    Extremist: Europeans wanting to preserve European territory, race, and culture.

    Welcoming: Celebrating invasion of your nation.

    Russian: Whatever goes wrong is due to ‘Russian’ something or other. I spilled milk. Damn Russians. My car broke down. Damn Russians.

    Fake News: Alternative media that challenges MSM narrative.

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  48. @Jack D
    These words are obviously not "coded" but they are the jargon of a subculture. The reason that he can write in this breathless tone is that the average WashPo reader literally does not know any "alt-right" types so these words need to be explained to them, much as you might have to explain video gamer jargon or skateboarder jargon or that of any other unfamiliar subculture. But by calling it "coded" it seems much more Dan Brownishly menacing.

    I think that’s a mischaracterization, at least for the terms in this article. “Cuck” is effective not because it’s an in-joke that only fellow alt-righters enjoy. “Cuck” never would’ve gotten off the ground but for the fact that it pisses people (mostly neocons and mainstream conservatives) off, causing them to shout in response, “I am not a cuck!” Which provides “kek,” as alt-righters say, in an example of true jargon. Snowflake is the same. “Masculinist” I don’t think anyone can fail to see is a parody of “feminist.”

    There are what you might call deeper meanings. Not double meanings, but meanings beyond the superficial, only appreciated by those “in the know.” Lefties get that “cuck” is a form of sexual humiliation, but they mistake it for being about black men and white women. In actuality, it’s more about immigration, which is only partly black, and the general idea of giving you country away by allowing non-Americans (or non-majority/non-legacy Americans) to be raised as if they were Americans. “Cucks” allow for or promote the raising of phony-Americans is the basic idea. But if you think of it in terms of letting black dudes screw your wife, it’s still insulting, so it still works as an insult.

    “Snowflake” people get without being told. They need not know it derives from the saw “every snowflake is unique,” and the obvious fact that telling kids, especially, that they’re special like a snowflake can have unintended consequences. Does the insultee need to know all that? Probably not.

    Just because this bozo or the common man on the street may not grasp these meanings initially, or may find it difficult to plumb the depths beyond superficial meaning even were he so inclined, doesn’t make the words jargon, in my opinion. Jargon is supposed to be hard for outsiders to pick up on. The alt-right is full of such terms, but not these terms. These are designed to be easy. The alt-right is not about sophistication; it’s about brute force rhetoric. If its favorite insults were hard to pick up on, they never would have been favored in the first place.

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    • Replies: @Dieter Kief
    Snowflake = Purity (cf. - Johnathan Franzen).

    That children are being told, that they are unique like snowflakes is not wrong, but I see your point, it's a little misleading. Since kids are not only unique, but at the same time (and on the same level of a b s t r a c t i o n ....) - social(ised) beings (= like others!).

    This part of the story is left out often times - one result of a pretty problematic secularisation (cf. Jonathan Franzen's Purity, which wouldn't be so aptly titeld if there hadn't been (and still were, in one form or another, here and there) the Puritans .... full circle (sigh)).

  49. @Shitposter
    Didn't Steve or someone else do a column a couple weeks back about the decline of the hyphenated last name among the upper class? It got popular among the upper classes for reasons of gender equality, then as that style of naming became popular among Hispanic immigrants, it's quickly declined so that the upper class won't be mistaken for lower class.

    it’s quickly declined so that the upper class won’t be mistaken for lower class.

    It was never a patrician phenomenon. It was a professional-managerial class preference for a modest period of years. I’ll wager you its demise can be traced to three factors: husbands in that class were after a time less nonplussed by their wives retaining the maiden name; it suddenly occurred to parents slapping these names on their children that they’d have to cut bait some time because if the next generation followed suit you’d have quadruple barrelled names; and their children disliked it and disposed of it in adolescence in favor of the paternal name.

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  50. @Anon
    Totally white-looking Jews say they're not white. ROTFL

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?sns=fb&v=3XYMRAoqVmY&app=desktop

    Totally white-looking Jews say they’re not white. ROTFL

    Flight from white. Being white is a bad thing in today’s politics, so people react accordingly and distance themselves from the maligned ethnicity.

    Jews is technically a religion, but it’s passed by biological descent. Ashkenazi Jews, are completely a sub ethnic group of the broader European whites, like Italians or Germans or Spanish or Russians. Maybe ethnic Germans will identify as Germans rather than whites to avoid the stigma of being white.

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    • Replies: @Anon
    "Ashkenazi Jews, are completely a sub ethnic group of the broader European whites, like Italians or Germans or Spanish or Russians."

    Um, no. I don't see it that way and believe it is highly problematic for whites in general to promote such a mistaken opinion. They are a separate entity, and portraying them as European whites will only cause more to miss the plot and remain unable to see through the camouflage.
  51. Just some other “Nazi” related things that popped up:

    https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/politics/onpolitics/2017/04/11/spicer-hitler-didnt-even-sink-to-using-chemical-weapons/100333958/

    Trump did not attend the White House Passover seder.

    Is Trump playing chess again?

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    • Replies: @Anonymous

    It’s okay, however, for Mr. Petrow to call you a Nazi because he is a Who and you are a Whom.
     
    http://www.cnn.com/2017/04/11/politics/spicer-hitler-assad/index.html

    Sean Spicer just forgot the 1st rule of politics: Never compare anything to Hitler
     
    Unless you're the media and the target is Trump.
    , @SFG
    I think we are attributing way too much calculation to the guy. He doesn't play 4-D chess, he improvises, and he's really good at it. Trying to please both the alt-right and his son-in-law is hard, but he was dining with generals instead. Probably something came up.
  52. @phil
    Instead of the Mainstream Media's being an auxiliary to the Democratic Party, Rush says that he now believes that the media LEADS the Democratic Party, which is an interesting perspective. However, a telephone caller then asked Rush, who controls the media? Rush fumbled the answer. During the same program he referred to Israel as "our ally"--how exactly does Israel benefit the US? And he seemed to like military action primarily as a demonstration of manhood--"showing them who the boss is".

    You would think that he could connect the dots by now.

    He can connect the dots… but it would be bad for his career and thus his status as chief blowhard of the cuck right.

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  53. @Bum Cover
    Freddie DeBoer, a hard lefty who I discovered when SJWism really started to get going (since DeBoer was adamantly against the posturing and free-speech shutdowns of the SJWs) has apparently stuck his foot into, hey, IQ probably is genetic though of course Charles Murray is a racial pseudoscientist.

    DeBoer responds to critics here. Since he says his views are THE COMPLETE OPPOSITE of HBD, I'd like to see where you 2 agree.

    https://fredrikdeboer.com/2017/04/11/addressing-some-complaints/

    Amazing how someone can be so clear on some things and then just posit “invisible weight belts of white supremacy weighing down minorities”. They must exist!!

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  54. @Jus' Sayin'...
    Petrow doesn't get the masculinist reference either. In this universe of discourse it is best traced back to William Tenn's, science fiction short story, "The Masculinist Revolt", a prescient parody of feminism's over-reach that appeared in Science Fiction and Fantasy Magazine sometime in the late 1960s.

    By any chance, is there a hyperlink?

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    • Replies: @JerseyJeffersonian
    Chrisonymous,

    I found this link - at a Russian site, no less.

    http://www.rulit.me/programRead.php?program_id=199940&page=1

    You can navigate from page to page using either the numbered boxes at the head of each page, or by clicking on the rectangular boxes at the bottom of the page. I don't know what the Cyrillic says, but the box on the right moves you forward, and the box on the left moves you backward. There appears to be a brief section of comments from the author at the conclusion of the text. So there ya go.
  55. @guest
    "It's the height of chutzpah"

    No, just garden-variety projection.

    BINGO.

    When I read the above bit my first thought was Jewish cabala, how everything actually means, implies, stands for, dog whistles, or signifies something other than what it is.

    Thus the 12 on Seattle Seahawks fans’ flags is code for AB, which means “Aryan Brotherhood,” and we all have heard about 88, and 14, and, shudder 1488.

    To that mentality, every word, every gesture, means what you want it to mean, and of course you choose whatever meaning will advance your agenda.

    This is the mindset that gave us deconstruction and other structuralist/poststructuralist/postmodern academic discourse atrocities that now pollute the public speechy spaces as “critical theory.”

    I.e., there is no meaning in the text. Your words mean what *I* say they mean.

    And of course *I* have no agenda. But you do.

    Let’s face it, the whole point of the above was simply to associate “alt right” and “nazi” in the readers’ minds. So it’s also a philosophy that gains power through sheer dogged unending repetition connecting two things that may or may not have anything to do with one another.

    Apart from being garden-variety projection, it’s also the signature neurosis/paranoia element: I do my best to destroy your trust, then I’m justified in thinking I can’t trust anything you say, and you must be communicating in code. But if you come right out and say what you’re thinking, that’s Auntie Sam Etic.

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  56. @Anon
    Petrow's article completely misses the point about Alt Right and 'code words'. Those terms that the Alt Right uses are NOT codewords. Codewords are secret words that only insiders can decipher or pick up.

    Alt Right lingo are NOT codewords. They are OBVIOUS in meaning.

    Rise of Alt Right has to do with their power to DECODE the PC that is all around us. It is PC that uses CODEWORDS and manipulative iconography. For instance, PC promoted homo stuff by equating it with the rainbow.



    Now, what does homos doing their 'sex' or trannies cutting off balls have to do with the rainbow? Nothing. Rainbow is beautiful. A homo act is not. A man with a cut-off penis and fake vagina is not beautiful. But homo agenda coded homosexuality with the rainbow to fool people.
    Alt Right has the clarity to see homosexuality for what it is. It has NOTHING to do with the rainbow. That is a trick from advertisement where you associate something with something... like how ads used to associate smoking with beautiful women... when, in fact, smoking ruins a woman's beauty.

    Alt Right gained some traction because it says it like it is. It sees the reality of race and says so. It sees the reality of Jewish power and says so. It sees the reality of black crime and says so. It doesn't use code words like 'teens' or 'youths'. For Alt Right, a man with a wig pretending to be a woman is a man with a wig pretending to be a woman. He is not a 'she' or one of the 50 coded genders that gets ever so 'creative'.

    Here are some codewords used by PC and Progs.

    Gentrification. This is codeword for de-negro-ification or denegrification. It's really about using economic muscle to drive out blacks to create upscale communities for yuppies who are mostly white, Jewish, and Asian. But 'gentrification' sound so much nicer.

    Black Lives Matter. It's really codeword for "We blacks are tired of homos and trannies getting all the attention under Obama, who is supposed to be a Black President. We are sick of being sent to back of the bus. We want attention and respect!"

    Stop and Frisk: It's really STOP AND FRISK THE NEGRO as cities that use this tactic mostly target blacks because they are more violent and criminal.

    Dreamer: Illegal alien kid whose parents violated US laws.

    Refugee: Muslim victims of US-instigated wars in the Middle East that turned nations upside down. The very globalists who pushed all these wars and wrecked Iraq, Syria, and Libya now posture as humanitarians who feel so much compassion for these poor poor Muslims. But why are Muslims displaced? Cuz Bush wrecked Iraq, Obama wrecked Libya and Syria.

    Rape Culture: This is hysteria cooked up by globo media to spread the bogus narrative that blonde jocks are raping white women in colleges. It is to drive wedge between white men and white women. The most dangerous rapists in colleges are black athletes.

    Reagan's Indifference: This is a codeword to cover up the fact that the MAIN reason why all those homos died in the AIDS epidemic was because they went wild and were buggering each other in bathhouses. But since homos are holy and can't be held accountable for anything, PC cooked up 'Reagan's indifference' for all those AIDS death.

    New Cold War: Jewish War on Russia because of soreness over the fact that Putin rolled back some Jewish oligarchal power after the 90s.

    This is why Alt Right got some traction. Not because it uses codewords but because it uses 'decodewords', the key that unlocks the ceaseless BS of fake news PC.

    This Alt Right pieces gets to the heart of the matter on race differences.

    It's like what Robert Weissberg wrote. Alt Right are like kids that discovered Santa isn't real. And they say so.

    http://www.unz.com/article/why-is-the-alt-right-so-threatening/

    Petrow’s article completely misses the point

    That’s his job.

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  57. It’s okay, however, for Mr. Petrow to call you a Nazi because he is a Who and you are a Whom.

    Another concept for which he’ll need to make up a meaning.

    Too bad The Who are already a band.

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  58. @guest
    I think that's a mischaracterization, at least for the terms in this article. "Cuck" is effective not because it's an in-joke that only fellow alt-righters enjoy. "Cuck" never would've gotten off the ground but for the fact that it pisses people (mostly neocons and mainstream conservatives) off, causing them to shout in response, "I am not a cuck!" Which provides "kek," as alt-righters say, in an example of true jargon. Snowflake is the same. "Masculinist" I don't think anyone can fail to see is a parody of "feminist."

    There are what you might call deeper meanings. Not double meanings, but meanings beyond the superficial, only appreciated by those "in the know." Lefties get that "cuck" is a form of sexual humiliation, but they mistake it for being about black men and white women. In actuality, it's more about immigration, which is only partly black, and the general idea of giving you country away by allowing non-Americans (or non-majority/non-legacy Americans) to be raised as if they were Americans. "Cucks" allow for or promote the raising of phony-Americans is the basic idea. But if you think of it in terms of letting black dudes screw your wife, it's still insulting, so it still works as an insult.

    "Snowflake" people get without being told. They need not know it derives from the saw "every snowflake is unique," and the obvious fact that telling kids, especially, that they're special like a snowflake can have unintended consequences. Does the insultee need to know all that? Probably not.

    Just because this bozo or the common man on the street may not grasp these meanings initially, or may find it difficult to plumb the depths beyond superficial meaning even were he so inclined, doesn't make the words jargon, in my opinion. Jargon is supposed to be hard for outsiders to pick up on. The alt-right is full of such terms, but not these terms. These are designed to be easy. The alt-right is not about sophistication; it's about brute force rhetoric. If its favorite insults were hard to pick up on, they never would have been favored in the first place.

    Snowflake = Purity (cf. – Johnathan Franzen).

    That children are being told, that they are unique like snowflakes is not wrong, but I see your point, it’s a little misleading. Since kids are not only unique, but at the same time (and on the same level of a b s t r a c t i o n ….) – social(ised) beings (= like others!).

    This part of the story is left out often times – one result of a pretty problematic secularisation (cf. Jonathan Franzen’s Purity, which wouldn’t be so aptly titeld if there hadn’t been (and still were, in one form or another, here and there) the Puritans …. full circle (sigh)).

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    • Replies: @guest
    Every human being is unique. Even identical twins have different experiences. But we're not *that* unique, and part of growing up is learning your place in the world and with what to identify. Your place in the social order is not to be the only you there is. No one cares about the special you-ness of you.

    Regarding Puritans, Moldbug had it that they're still with us, and they are in fact the ruling intellectual class. I wouldn't go so far, but you can't help noticing the similarities when it comes to SJWs and the whole PC crowd.
  59. @guest
    Does he realize how stupid and/or lazy this article makes him appear? He really should've tried harder. "Intimations of Nazism" is not good enough in itself.

    Things aren't in code just because they're unfamiliar to you. Inside jokes aren't in code, for instance. And there are a lot of those on the alt-right. But most of them aren't even that. They're pretty straight forward, a lot of them.

    Are SJWs capable of reacting to a head-on attack? Or are their Narrative-soaked minds incapable of seeing outside of their Narratives long enough to see what's flying at their head?

    Does he realize how stupid and/or lazy this article makes him appear?

    You could direct that rhetorical question to about 90% of “journalists” who gin up the Fake News/Op Ed pieces of the now Crony-Elite ossified WaBezos.

    And no, they don’t realize. Because it’s a form of mental illness. Being a sniveling lapdog for the Crony Class prevents one from even recognizing that he/she is.

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    @attilathehen
    Just some other "Nazi" related things that popped up:

    https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/politics/onpolitics/2017/04/11/spicer-hitler-didnt-even-sink-to-using-chemical-weapons/100333958/

    Trump did not attend the White House Passover seder.

    Is Trump playing chess again?

    It’s okay, however, for Mr. Petrow to call you a Nazi because he is a Who and you are a Whom.

    http://www.cnn.com/2017/04/11/politics/spicer-hitler-assad/index.html

    Sean Spicer just forgot the 1st rule of politics: Never compare anything to Hitler

    Unless you’re the media and the target is Trump.

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    • Replies: @guest
    Or unless you're everyone all the time. Comparing things to Hitler is a constant tic in the nerves of our civilization.
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    They’re really on a projection roll. They always did it, to some degree (its an Eskimo trick), but it seems like its been bigger and more blatant lately. “Fake news” (while they blatantly had been putting out lies), “Trumpers are destructive, hate-filled, violent…”, “the right is trying to control politics through demographics (by reducing immigration)”, and now, “the right is trying to control discourse by controlling the language”.

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  62. @Steve Sailer
    This Australian father-son rule would seem like a good idea for America pro sports. Think how much San Franciscans loved Barry Bonds when everybody else couldn't stand him. He was the fulfillment of Bobby Bonds' talent (I watched on TV Bobby hit a grand slam against the Dodgers in his first major league game) that hadn't been fulfilled due to Bobby smoking and drinking and the Giants not really figuring out what to do with him. A generation later, Barry shows up in San Francisco and is just as talented but ten times as focused. The rest of the country finds him arrogant and unlikable, but San Franciscans understand that he's compensating for his dad's likable weaknesses.

    In 2012, the L.A. Dodgers had four of their 25 ballplayers who were sons of prominent major leaguers of the 1980s: Tony Gwynn Jr., Scott van Slyke, Dee Gordon, and Jerry Hairston Jr. But none of their dads had played much for the Dodgers, so it wasn't very interesting to fans.

    Whereas Tony Gwynn Sr. is the greatest athlete in San Diego professional sports history (Ted Williams is the greatest to grow up there, but he made his pro career in the opposite corner of the country).

    In L.A., Andy van Slyke is just the guy Lasorda could have pitched to in the 9th inning of the last game of the 1985 league championship series by putting slugger Jack Clark on base with an intentional walk.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KCG5krQPyXQ

    Instead Clark hit it about 15 rows deep to come from behind to propel the Cardinals to the World Series. This pretty much wrecked the career of Dodger closer Tom Niedenfurer, who had a great 1980s "Anchorman" mustache.

    Niedenfurer was asked after the game if he had a hope that Clark's blast would stay in the ballpark. "Sure," he said. "If hit the Goodyear blimp"

    I was fascinated to learn from Bill James the next spring that Tommy Lasorda had made the statistically correct decision. Sure, veteran Jack Clark was a famous slugger who had hit 22 homers in St. Louis's expansive stadium, but the kid hitting behind him, Andy van Slyke, was almost as dangerous.

    Andy van Slyke went to Pittsburgh shortly thereafter and put up an impressive career, finishing fourth in the MVP voting twice. But in L.A., the van Slyke name is just that of the guy Niedefurer could have pitched to:

    http://articles.latimes.com/1985-10-20/sports/sp-14087_1_tom-lasorda

    Niedenfurer was asked after the game if he had a hope that Clark’s blast would stay in the ballpark. “Sure,” he said. “If hit the Goodyear blimp”

    That is the only good laugh I have had for two whole days. Thanks!

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  63. Wtf Sailer, “the jew cries out as he hits you” sends you for the fainting couch now?

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  64. @Jus' Sayin'...
    Petrow doesn't get the masculinist reference either. In this universe of discourse it is best traced back to William Tenn's, science fiction short story, "The Masculinist Revolt", a prescient parody of feminism's over-reach that appeared in Science Fiction and Fantasy Magazine sometime in the late 1960s.

    Well Petrow claimed he’d never heard of “SJW”–what’s the chance he’d be familiar with a reference from the last century…

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  65. @Mr. Anon

    I was listening to Rush Limbaugh last week and he brought up the term “cuckservative,” which apparently had just come to his attention. For the benefit of his audience, he proceeded to define it–incorrectly, of course.
     
    The joke being, of course, that he is one. Although, to be fair, I've heard he's gotten better.

    When I have heard him he has consistently been an immigration restrictionist. That covers many of his other mistakes.

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    Agreed. Rush deserves a lot of credit for recognizing the nationalism wave and joining the Trump train early. He refrained from attacking Trump when the rest of Conservative Inc. was against him and supporting Cruz. The support of Rush, along with Hannity and Drudge, was critical in getting Trump elected, and I'm sure Rush took a lot of heat from party bigwigs because of it.

    Rush isn't perfect, but I think he has deftly transformed from traditional neocon cuckservative into a more nationalistic paleoconservative, and he is taking his audience with him. Rush certainly isn't alt-right, but he is an ally.

  66. The poor guy couldn’t even explain the meaning of “snowflake”. Wonder if it’s too dangerous to allow others to understand, lest it catch on, or just too painful to face head on when it describes one so well. Either way, you’re right. Bezos really ought to be able to afford better.

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    @Massimo Heitor

    Totally white-looking Jews say they’re not white. ROTFL
     
    Flight from white. Being white is a bad thing in today's politics, so people react accordingly and distance themselves from the maligned ethnicity.

    Jews is technically a religion, but it's passed by biological descent. Ashkenazi Jews, are completely a sub ethnic group of the broader European whites, like Italians or Germans or Spanish or Russians. Maybe ethnic Germans will identify as Germans rather than whites to avoid the stigma of being white.

    “Ashkenazi Jews, are completely a sub ethnic group of the broader European whites, like Italians or Germans or Spanish or Russians.”

    Um, no. I don’t see it that way and believe it is highly problematic for whites in general to promote such a mistaken opinion. They are a separate entity, and portraying them as European whites will only cause more to miss the plot and remain unable to see through the camouflage.

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    Steve King said the West cannot preserve itself and continue with somebody else’s babies/children.
    Europeans and European-Americans are members of a racial family. They are not replaceable by other peoples.

    It’s like the Straczynski/Eastwood movie CHANGELING.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=57_t2BFZaK8

    In that movie, a mother’s child is missing, and he is replaced with another one who is not her son. She insists the kid is not hers, and she doesn’t want to pretend that a kid who isn’t hers is hers. But the INSTITUTIONS say she better accept the kid as ‘hers’ and, if she doesn’t, there’s something WRONG with her.

    What we are seeing in the West is CHANGELING on a massive scale.

    All these invaders are changelings. They are to replace Europeans, but Europeans are supposed to see these people as their own. The ‘new Europeans’.

    It’s like the changelings of folklore.

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

    Changeling is happening both physically and culturally.

    So, if a man says he is a woman, he is a ‘she’ can take the place of a woman on a female sports team.

    Even Rachel Dolezal got into the changeling act and pretends to be ‘black’.

    Homomania replaces Christianity as the new religion that fills people with rapture.
    MLK or Mandela is the new jesus.

    Fantasy is the new reality.

    It used to be reality was emphasized & placed at the center of life, and fantasy/imagination was appreciated as something that added color and excitement to life. But now, fantasy isn’t an addition to reality but the changeling to replace reality. So, we are to believe some meso-American is a ‘they’. We are to believe in 50 genders. We are to believe Russia is a bigger threat than ever. We are to believe homosexuality is as just a normal and useful as real sexuality.
    We are beyond fake news. It’s Fantasy News.

    It used to be we understood the truth of life and how life is created. There is real sexuality, and from that comes life, but there are also some deviations from the genetic norm, such as homos.
    Sane people can accept homosexuality as a rare deviance from real sexuality.
    It is an odd branch that sprouts from what is mostly the tree of real sexuality. But now, we are to believe that this deviant branch is as good or even better than the Core Tree.

    Once the Changeling Syndrome take effect, people get into the habit of believing everything is replaceable and changeable with something else. It’s like a habit of mind that trivializes and corrupts everything.

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  69. @J1234

    These new words are intrinsic to the alt-right’s rise, according to {Professor] Lakoff. He connects this to the Nazis and the coded language (prime example: “the master race”) that eventually allowed them to topple governmental institutions. “The strategy is to control discourse,” Lakoff points out. “One way you do that is preemptive name calling . . . based on a moral hierarchy.”

    Project much?
     

    Not just projection, but "scholarization" (my own word...there's probably a better one out there.) If you can find a professor whose work mirrors your own extremist agenda (or can be manipulated into benefiting your agenda) then your own extremist agenda appears (somehow, someway) to be based entirely on rational thought and scientific evidence and is in no way influenced by politically self-serving motives.

    Lakoff’s been a major figure on the Democratic Left for several years — at least a decade. His work argues, essentially, that the Democrats lose elections not because they’re wrong on policy, but because they use language and messaging that the ignorant rubes don’t understand. Conversely, he believes that the Republicans win elections because they sucker the stupid masses with effective sales pitches.

    Needless to say, he’s very popular on the Left.

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    As I recall, Clinton won partly because of a catchphrase that literally used the word "stupid."
    , @celt darnell

    Lakoff’s been a major figure on the Democratic Left for several years — at least a decade. His work argues, essentially, that the Democrats lose elections not because they’re wrong on policy, but because they use language and messaging that the ignorant rubes don’t understand. Conversely, he believes that the Republicans win elections because they sucker the stupid masses with effective sales pitches.

    Needless to say, he’s very popular on the Left.
     
    He sounds like a witchdoctor. Magic words make people do things such as vote for you.
    , @Eagle Eye
    Lakoff has for many years been one of the Left's foremost Narrative Nabobs.
  70. @Chrisnonymous
    By any chance, is there a hyperlink?

    Chrisonymous,

    I found this link – at a Russian site, no less.

    http://www.rulit.me/programRead.php?program_id=199940&page=1

    You can navigate from page to page using either the numbered boxes at the head of each page, or by clicking on the rectangular boxes at the bottom of the page. I don’t know what the Cyrillic says, but the box on the right moves you forward, and the box on the left moves you backward. There appears to be a brief section of comments from the author at the conclusion of the text. So there ya go.

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  71. @Dieter Kief
    Snowflake = Purity (cf. - Johnathan Franzen).

    That children are being told, that they are unique like snowflakes is not wrong, but I see your point, it's a little misleading. Since kids are not only unique, but at the same time (and on the same level of a b s t r a c t i o n ....) - social(ised) beings (= like others!).

    This part of the story is left out often times - one result of a pretty problematic secularisation (cf. Jonathan Franzen's Purity, which wouldn't be so aptly titeld if there hadn't been (and still were, in one form or another, here and there) the Puritans .... full circle (sigh)).

    Every human being is unique. Even identical twins have different experiences. But we’re not *that* unique, and part of growing up is learning your place in the world and with what to identify. Your place in the social order is not to be the only you there is. No one cares about the special you-ness of you.

    Regarding Puritans, Moldbug had it that they’re still with us, and they are in fact the ruling intellectual class. I wouldn’t go so far, but you can’t help noticing the similarities when it comes to SJWs and the whole PC crowd.

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    "Every human being is unique (...) But we're not *that* unique."

    I agree - and I'd go even a little bit further - it's impossible to be *that* unique, because being unique is a term, that in itself would not exist without the others = tradition and culture and all that (language!).
    There's even a formula by philosopher Jürgen Habermas that sums this up: We become individualized (= unique, = like a snowflake...) by being socialized (= be like others) at the same time.

    Thanks for your hint a Moldbug.

    A thing is, that the public doesn't seem to grasp really, what Franzen does with Purity. It's all Michiko Kakutani and therewith NYT-territory - which in the end turns out to be puritan itself, that the reception of this novel seemingly got stuck in:

    "In fact, even readers who have found his earlier work misanthropic, too filled with bile and spleen for their tastes, are likely to appreciate his ability here to not just satirize the darkest and pettiest of human impulses but to also capture his characters’ yearnings for connection and fresh starts — and to acknowledge the possibility of those hopes." All that's dark and petty (petty...if that'd be all we have to worry about, this world would be hardly to decern from the heavens above, would it....) - is being neutralized in satire: No need to worry!

    And she ends in a little utopian outlook on a world - without sin: "Fresh starts", "connection", "hope" - for a better world, of course. If that would be, what the book is about, it would be a laugh, really.

    Franzens Purity marks the crossroads of reason, religion, secularisation/narzissism and objectivity.

    , @Art Deco
    Regarding Puritans, Moldbug had it that they’re still with us, and they are in fact the ruling intellectual class.

    Someone's confused, or pulling your leg. Calvinism as it would have been understood and experienced as recently as 1935 is quite rare.
  72. @Orthodox
    I believe social justice warrior was coined by a leftist. Social justice is a thing, and some leftists cheering themselves on declared themselves to be "social justice warriors." Even if it was coined by a right-wingers, I have seen leftists respond to being called SJWs with, "what's wrong with fighting for social justice?" This why it is such a powerful term: it is through and through true.

    Somewhere someone filled out the rest of the character classes, including social justice wizards and social justice clerics.

    It’s kind of amusing that geek culture is one of the few things appropriated by both sides. Though that is just on the Internet.

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  73. @attilathehen
    Just some other "Nazi" related things that popped up:

    https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/politics/onpolitics/2017/04/11/spicer-hitler-didnt-even-sink-to-using-chemical-weapons/100333958/

    Trump did not attend the White House Passover seder.

    Is Trump playing chess again?

    I think we are attributing way too much calculation to the guy. He doesn’t play 4-D chess, he improvises, and he’s really good at it. Trying to please both the alt-right and his son-in-law is hard, but he was dining with generals instead. Probably something came up.

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  74. @Anon
    Totally white-looking Jews say they're not white. ROTFL

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?sns=fb&v=3XYMRAoqVmY&app=desktop

    They remind me of these 6’2″ hairy guys who want people to think they’re women. I don’t care how woke you are, you’re still going to get mugged in the ghetto.

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  75. @Mr. Anon

    He connects this to the Nazis and the coded language (prime example: “the master race”)....
     
    How is the term "master race" coded language? It sounds pretty straight-forward to me. I suppose the term "iced tea" could be considered "coded language", if the concept being coded for is..........................iced tea.

    That’s the same as in pre-World War II Germany — and there’s that Nazi thing again.
     
    For guys like Petrow, the nazi thing is always there. They cherish those old brown memories even more than any Idaho gauleiter.

    It is the height of chutzpah for cultural enforcers like Petrow - who will shout you down as the worst kind of bigot for not referring to Bruce Jenner as "she", and who enforce the most Orwellian form of word/thought-control - to claim that other people are trying to "control discourse".

    Exactly. The term “master race” is blatantly obvious. How can it be a secret “codeword”?

    The writer is crazy.

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    As another poster said, the entire point of the article is to link "alt-right" and "Nazi" in the reader's mind. He's not very good at it, and they're not getting their money's worth. I can't tell if the author is stupid or lazy, but in either case, obviously "master race" is not in code.

    I'm not even sure Nazis used that phrase, anyway.
  76. @Tulip
    First the Left rehabilitated "racism" by accusing anyone who deviated a camel's hair from their orthodoxy "racist".

    Second, the Left rehabilitated "white supremacy" by accusing anyone who deviated a camel's hair from their orthodoxy "white supremacist".

    Now, they apparently want to rehabilitate "Nazism" by accusing anyone who deviates a camel's hair from their orthodoxy--or merely can take a joke--a "Nazi".

    These people have no moral authority inside a Turkish bath house, let alone outside it. I hope they recognize that everyone knows they are just a bunch of totalitarian creeps who respond to substantive arguments with defamation. Whiny losers all!

    Indeed. They have their own vocabulary for discussing the “enemy.” But no one else is permitted to develop short cuts like “SJW.”

    The name-callers can’t stand to be called names.

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  77. @Shitposter
    Didn't Steve or someone else do a column a couple weeks back about the decline of the hyphenated last name among the upper class? It got popular among the upper classes for reasons of gender equality, then as that style of naming became popular among Hispanic immigrants, it's quickly declined so that the upper class won't be mistaken for lower class.

    then as that style of naming became popular among Hispanic immigrants

    That’s always been the Spanish naming convention. (Although a hyphen would be an Americanism).

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  78. @phil
    Instead of the Mainstream Media's being an auxiliary to the Democratic Party, Rush says that he now believes that the media LEADS the Democratic Party, which is an interesting perspective. However, a telephone caller then asked Rush, who controls the media? Rush fumbled the answer. During the same program he referred to Israel as "our ally"--how exactly does Israel benefit the US? And he seemed to like military action primarily as a demonstration of manhood--"showing them who the boss is".

    You would think that he could connect the dots by now.

    However, a telephone caller then asked Rush, who controls the media? Rush fumbled the answer. During the same program he referred to Israel as “our ally”–how exactly does Israel benefit the US? And he seemed to like military action primarily as a demonstration of manhood–”showing them who the boss is”…

    Old timer Rush Limbaugh is a GOPer. “When Ronald the Great was President and I was in my prime …”

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  79. @Anonymous

    It’s okay, however, for Mr. Petrow to call you a Nazi because he is a Who and you are a Whom.
     
    http://www.cnn.com/2017/04/11/politics/spicer-hitler-assad/index.html

    Sean Spicer just forgot the 1st rule of politics: Never compare anything to Hitler
     
    Unless you're the media and the target is Trump.

    Or unless you’re everyone all the time. Comparing things to Hitler is a constant tic in the nerves of our civilization.

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    Or unless you’re everyone all the time. Comparing things to Hitler is a constant tic in the nerves of our civilization.
     
    Reductio ad Hitlerum
    , @MB
    That's because when a society or civilization has forgotten God, there can be no Devil.
    Enter stage left, our unemployed artist from Austria, whose posthumous audition to be the embodiment of evil and scapegoat for all the blame in the world resulted in a landslide win.

    Of course, it didn't help that Adolf, as a national socialist, lost the war and the international socialist "victims" wrote the history books.

    Still, in the new moral hierarchy/idolatry, the modern communist ideal man of Hiss and the Rosenbergs has been replaced by those by default defended in the generic smear of "racist-sexist-antisemite-homophobe-transphobe".

    Nevertheless, as Bobby Z said, you still got to blame somebody.
    Or something like that.

    Hence the ubiquitous presence of our Bavarian piñata in any conversation that presumes a higher morality
    .

  80. @Frau Katze
    Exactly. The term "master race" is blatantly obvious. How can it be a secret "codeword"?

    The writer is crazy.

    As another poster said, the entire point of the article is to link “alt-right” and “Nazi” in the reader’s mind. He’s not very good at it, and they’re not getting their money’s worth. I can’t tell if the author is stupid or lazy, but in either case, obviously “master race” is not in code.

    I’m not even sure Nazis used that phrase, anyway.

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  81. @Dr. X
    Lakoff's been a major figure on the Democratic Left for several years -- at least a decade. His work argues, essentially, that the Democrats lose elections not because they're wrong on policy, but because they use language and messaging that the ignorant rubes don't understand. Conversely, he believes that the Republicans win elections because they sucker the stupid masses with effective sales pitches.

    Needless to say, he's very popular on the Left.

    As I recall, Clinton won partly because of a catchphrase that literally used the word “stupid.”

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  82. @Anon
    Petrow's article completely misses the point about Alt Right and 'code words'. Those terms that the Alt Right uses are NOT codewords. Codewords are secret words that only insiders can decipher or pick up.

    Alt Right lingo are NOT codewords. They are OBVIOUS in meaning.

    Rise of Alt Right has to do with their power to DECODE the PC that is all around us. It is PC that uses CODEWORDS and manipulative iconography. For instance, PC promoted homo stuff by equating it with the rainbow.



    Now, what does homos doing their 'sex' or trannies cutting off balls have to do with the rainbow? Nothing. Rainbow is beautiful. A homo act is not. A man with a cut-off penis and fake vagina is not beautiful. But homo agenda coded homosexuality with the rainbow to fool people.
    Alt Right has the clarity to see homosexuality for what it is. It has NOTHING to do with the rainbow. That is a trick from advertisement where you associate something with something... like how ads used to associate smoking with beautiful women... when, in fact, smoking ruins a woman's beauty.

    Alt Right gained some traction because it says it like it is. It sees the reality of race and says so. It sees the reality of Jewish power and says so. It sees the reality of black crime and says so. It doesn't use code words like 'teens' or 'youths'. For Alt Right, a man with a wig pretending to be a woman is a man with a wig pretending to be a woman. He is not a 'she' or one of the 50 coded genders that gets ever so 'creative'.

    Here are some codewords used by PC and Progs.

    Gentrification. This is codeword for de-negro-ification or denegrification. It's really about using economic muscle to drive out blacks to create upscale communities for yuppies who are mostly white, Jewish, and Asian. But 'gentrification' sound so much nicer.

    Black Lives Matter. It's really codeword for "We blacks are tired of homos and trannies getting all the attention under Obama, who is supposed to be a Black President. We are sick of being sent to back of the bus. We want attention and respect!"

    Stop and Frisk: It's really STOP AND FRISK THE NEGRO as cities that use this tactic mostly target blacks because they are more violent and criminal.

    Dreamer: Illegal alien kid whose parents violated US laws.

    Refugee: Muslim victims of US-instigated wars in the Middle East that turned nations upside down. The very globalists who pushed all these wars and wrecked Iraq, Syria, and Libya now posture as humanitarians who feel so much compassion for these poor poor Muslims. But why are Muslims displaced? Cuz Bush wrecked Iraq, Obama wrecked Libya and Syria.

    Rape Culture: This is hysteria cooked up by globo media to spread the bogus narrative that blonde jocks are raping white women in colleges. It is to drive wedge between white men and white women. The most dangerous rapists in colleges are black athletes.

    Reagan's Indifference: This is a codeword to cover up the fact that the MAIN reason why all those homos died in the AIDS epidemic was because they went wild and were buggering each other in bathhouses. But since homos are holy and can't be held accountable for anything, PC cooked up 'Reagan's indifference' for all those AIDS death.

    New Cold War: Jewish War on Russia because of soreness over the fact that Putin rolled back some Jewish oligarchal power after the 90s.

    This is why Alt Right got some traction. Not because it uses codewords but because it uses 'decodewords', the key that unlocks the ceaseless BS of fake news PC.

    This Alt Right pieces gets to the heart of the matter on race differences.

    It's like what Robert Weissberg wrote. Alt Right are like kids that discovered Santa isn't real. And they say so.

    http://www.unz.com/article/why-is-the-alt-right-so-threatening/

    Well stated, indeed.

    Kudos!

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  83. @guest
    As another poster said, the entire point of the article is to link "alt-right" and "Nazi" in the reader's mind. He's not very good at it, and they're not getting their money's worth. I can't tell if the author is stupid or lazy, but in either case, obviously "master race" is not in code.

    I'm not even sure Nazis used that phrase, anyway.

    They did not use it.

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  84. @guest
    Every human being is unique. Even identical twins have different experiences. But we're not *that* unique, and part of growing up is learning your place in the world and with what to identify. Your place in the social order is not to be the only you there is. No one cares about the special you-ness of you.

    Regarding Puritans, Moldbug had it that they're still with us, and they are in fact the ruling intellectual class. I wouldn't go so far, but you can't help noticing the similarities when it comes to SJWs and the whole PC crowd.

    “Every human being is unique (…) But we’re not *that* unique.”

    I agree – and I’d go even a little bit further – it’s impossible to be *that* unique, because being unique is a term, that in itself would not exist without the others = tradition and culture and all that (language!).
    There’s even a formula by philosopher Jürgen Habermas that sums this up: We become individualized (= unique, = like a snowflake…) by being socialized (= be like others) at the same time.

    Thanks for your hint a Moldbug.

    A thing is, that the public doesn’t seem to grasp really, what Franzen does with Purity. It’s all Michiko Kakutani and therewith NYT-territory – which in the end turns out to be puritan itself, that the reception of this novel seemingly got stuck in:

    “In fact, even readers who have found his earlier work misanthropic, too filled with bile and spleen for their tastes, are likely to appreciate his ability here to not just satirize the darkest and pettiest of human impulses but to also capture his characters’ yearnings for connection and fresh starts — and to acknowledge the possibility of those hopes.” All that’s dark and petty (petty…if that’d be all we have to worry about, this world would be hardly to decern from the heavens above, would it….) – is being neutralized in satire: No need to worry!

    And she ends in a little utopian outlook on a world – without sin: “Fresh starts”, “connection”, “hope” – for a better world, of course. If that would be, what the book is about, it would be a laugh, really.

    Franzens Purity marks the crossroads of reason, religion, secularisation/narzissism and objectivity.

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  85. @guest
    "And control discourse? Most alt-right types have been fiercely excluded and are just trying to get basic recognition in the conversation"

    The alt-right getting any recognition at all is too much for SJWs. It's like "mansplaining" with women. They're so used to talking that any male speech at all can be seen as an affront.

    Mansplaining: clarifying something for the benefit of a bimbo.

    No code word there at all.

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  86. @Dr. X
    Lakoff's been a major figure on the Democratic Left for several years -- at least a decade. His work argues, essentially, that the Democrats lose elections not because they're wrong on policy, but because they use language and messaging that the ignorant rubes don't understand. Conversely, he believes that the Republicans win elections because they sucker the stupid masses with effective sales pitches.

    Needless to say, he's very popular on the Left.

    Lakoff’s been a major figure on the Democratic Left for several years — at least a decade. His work argues, essentially, that the Democrats lose elections not because they’re wrong on policy, but because they use language and messaging that the ignorant rubes don’t understand. Conversely, he believes that the Republicans win elections because they sucker the stupid masses with effective sales pitches.

    Needless to say, he’s very popular on the Left.

    He sounds like a witchdoctor. Magic words make people do things such as vote for you.

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    It's a delusion that afflicts people with too much book-learning. They confuse words with reality, even to the point of thinking reality is shaped by words. It's not a mentality compatible with science, or with modern industrial civilization generally.

    This may also shed light on the paradox discussed here recently, of why a certain bookish ethnicity contributed relatively little to science and mathematics before modern times
  87. @Charles Erwin Wilson
    When I have heard him he has consistently been an immigration restrictionist. That covers many of his other mistakes.

    Agreed. Rush deserves a lot of credit for recognizing the nationalism wave and joining the Trump train early. He refrained from attacking Trump when the rest of Conservative Inc. was against him and supporting Cruz. The support of Rush, along with Hannity and Drudge, was critical in getting Trump elected, and I’m sure Rush took a lot of heat from party bigwigs because of it.

    Rush isn’t perfect, but I think he has deftly transformed from traditional neocon cuckservative into a more nationalistic paleoconservative, and he is taking his audience with him. Rush certainly isn’t alt-right, but he is an ally.

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  88. @guest
    Or unless you're everyone all the time. Comparing things to Hitler is a constant tic in the nerves of our civilization.

    Or unless you’re everyone all the time. Comparing things to Hitler is a constant tic in the nerves of our civilization.

    Reductio ad Hitlerum

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    @celt darnell

    Lakoff’s been a major figure on the Democratic Left for several years — at least a decade. His work argues, essentially, that the Democrats lose elections not because they’re wrong on policy, but because they use language and messaging that the ignorant rubes don’t understand. Conversely, he believes that the Republicans win elections because they sucker the stupid masses with effective sales pitches.

    Needless to say, he’s very popular on the Left.
     
    He sounds like a witchdoctor. Magic words make people do things such as vote for you.

    It’s a delusion that afflicts people with too much book-learning. They confuse words with reality, even to the point of thinking reality is shaped by words. It’s not a mentality compatible with science, or with modern industrial civilization generally.

    This may also shed light on the paradox discussed here recently, of why a certain bookish ethnicity contributed relatively little to science and mathematics before modern times

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  90. @guest
    Every human being is unique. Even identical twins have different experiences. But we're not *that* unique, and part of growing up is learning your place in the world and with what to identify. Your place in the social order is not to be the only you there is. No one cares about the special you-ness of you.

    Regarding Puritans, Moldbug had it that they're still with us, and they are in fact the ruling intellectual class. I wouldn't go so far, but you can't help noticing the similarities when it comes to SJWs and the whole PC crowd.

    Regarding Puritans, Moldbug had it that they’re still with us, and they are in fact the ruling intellectual class.

    Someone’s confused, or pulling your leg. Calvinism as it would have been understood and experienced as recently as 1935 is quite rare.

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    Calvinism as it would have been understood and experienced as recently as 1935 is quite rare.
     
    You're missing his point.

    Might want to consider his argument before opining on it.
  91. SJWs always project, 101.

    this article has a”crap, that clique has it’s own slang and don’t want to hang out with us, they are threatening to become the cool kids!” kind of high school vibe that seems to define a lot of lefty thinking.

    Also, notice how when the left talks about their enemies, it’s always “code words” and not “slang” or “insults”? Yeah, that’s another projection. The left has been using coded language for 50 years to push their agenda, and is now seeing that everywhere else.

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    The alt-right is in danger of many things. Becoming the "cool kids" is not one of them.
  92. @guest
    Or unless you're everyone all the time. Comparing things to Hitler is a constant tic in the nerves of our civilization.

    That’s because when a society or civilization has forgotten God, there can be no Devil.
    Enter stage left, our unemployed artist from Austria, whose posthumous audition to be the embodiment of evil and scapegoat for all the blame in the world resulted in a landslide win.

    Of course, it didn’t help that Adolf, as a national socialist, lost the war and the international socialist “victims” wrote the history books.

    Still, in the new moral hierarchy/idolatry, the modern communist ideal man of Hiss and the Rosenbergs has been replaced by those by default defended in the generic smear of “racist-sexist-antisemite-homophobe-transphobe”.

    Nevertheless, as Bobby Z said, you still got to blame somebody.
    Or something like that.

    Hence the ubiquitous presence of our Bavarian piñata in any conversation that presumes a higher morality
    .

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  93. @Dr. X
    Lakoff's been a major figure on the Democratic Left for several years -- at least a decade. His work argues, essentially, that the Democrats lose elections not because they're wrong on policy, but because they use language and messaging that the ignorant rubes don't understand. Conversely, he believes that the Republicans win elections because they sucker the stupid masses with effective sales pitches.

    Needless to say, he's very popular on the Left.

    Lakoff has for many years been one of the Left’s foremost Narrative Nabobs.

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    • Replies: @Jim Don Bob
    Right. Nothing wrong with the message itself; it's the delivery that's not working.

    See this for a similar leftist jerkoff excuse maker: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/What%27s_the_Matter_with_Kansas%3F
  94. @whorefinder
    SJWs always project, 101.

    this article has a"crap, that clique has it's own slang and don't want to hang out with us, they are threatening to become the cool kids!" kind of high school vibe that seems to define a lot of lefty thinking.

    Also, notice how when the left talks about their enemies, it's always "code words" and not "slang" or "insults"? Yeah, that's another projection. The left has been using coded language for 50 years to push their agenda, and is now seeing that everywhere else.

    The alt-right is in danger of many things. Becoming the “cool kids” is not one of them.

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  95. @Eagle Eye
    Lakoff has for many years been one of the Left's foremost Narrative Nabobs.

    Right. Nothing wrong with the message itself; it’s the delivery that’s not working.

    See this for a similar leftist jerkoff excuse maker: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/What%27s_the_Matter_with_Kansas%3F

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  96. It’s Word War LGBQT%#$ and the guilty white liberal progressives don’t like losing.
    That means lying even more egregiously than before.
    It is still is funny though when WaPo’s version of Snow White doesn’t know what SJW means.
    But who needs mirrors these days, when any selfie will do?

    Our coercive elite apparatchiks and dunce apologists seem to know nothing about reality, have learned less and will forget it all at the drop of a MAGA baseball hat with a Hecho in China label.

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  97. @Art Deco
    Regarding Puritans, Moldbug had it that they’re still with us, and they are in fact the ruling intellectual class.

    Someone's confused, or pulling your leg. Calvinism as it would have been understood and experienced as recently as 1935 is quite rare.

    Calvinism as it would have been understood and experienced as recently as 1935 is quite rare.

    You’re missing his point.

    Might want to consider his argument before opining on it.

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