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Two blocks from my front door, there are two signs in a house window, “FASCIST SCUM YOUR TIME IS DONE,” “WHITE SUPREMACY IS TERRORISM.” Seeing them, my 71-year-old friend, Felix, snarled, “I feel like throwing a rock through that window! How dare he comes into this neighborhood and calls us Fascists!” Interesting, Felix’ immediate assumption that the man was a newcomer, that is, an outsider who had intruded to find the locals more than deplorable.

Less than a block away, there are these signs in second floor windows, “VETERANS FOR TRUMP / MAKE AMERICA GREAT AGAIN,” “TRUMP / MAKE AMERICA GREAT AGAIN,” “the silent majority STANDS WITH TRUMP,” “TRUMP / MAKE AMERICA GREAT AGAIN,” plus an American flag.

Fifty yards from that house, there is a poster showing the Santa Maria, Nina and Pinta being flushed down the toilet, “CHRISTOPHER COLUMBUS DIDN’T DISCOVER SHIT / DECOLONIZE / ABOLISH POLICE . RETURN STOLEN LAND . CEASE INDUSTRIALIZATION . CEASE ASSIMILATION . PROTECT SACRED LAND AND WATER”

So far, who is the extremist here? Of course, the correct answer is all of them, thanks to the extreme polarization of our society, for if you don’t agree with someone politically, he becomes a Fascist or Communist.

The last fellow echoes Derek Jensen, who has written 20 books to defend nature and denounce human supremacism, industrialism and agriculture. Jensen wants to destroy all that is and reboot the world. Since humanity can never think or act as one, however, there is no chance that, say, “CEASE INDUSTRIALISM” can ever be applied universally.

We’ve only walked two blocks, and the political and social division on display is already jarring, so let’s take brief refuge in the Friendly Lounge, yet even here, there’s a civil war abrewing. Check out this Yelp review, “Calling this bar ‘Friendly’ Lounge must have been somebody’s idea of a sick joke. The bartender (it’s almost always the same dude) is downright surly (which it must be said, I usually do go in for). He kind of perches on the bar and doesn’t really move when people come in. There is definitely a negative vibe directed at anybody under forty, particularly those in ironic t-shirts and thick black frames. Also, you’re more than likely to hear some offensive (most likely racist) joke told between the staff and the regulars if you stay around long enough. There are no beers on draft and a very limited selection in the bottle. I think Yuengling was the creme de la creme of that selection.”

Friendly owners still resist serving Pabst Blue Ribbon, it’s true. To those who are into man buns, soul patches and tight jeans, this is a stay away sign. Metrosexual hipsters are not missed by Felix, “They’re Communists, basically.” Returning the favor, they’d brand him a Fascist for his defense of Trump.

Yes, the nighttime bartender, Marco, can often be surly, but his brother, Dominik, who works daytime, is always courteous and accommodating. Last week, when two black dudes tried to pay with a fake $20, Dom didn’t freak but gave them two free drinks, just to avoid a commotion. As for the racist jokes, they come in all colors, including plenty against Italians, “the Awopaho tribe.”

Felix, “Everybody is a little racist. You have to a bit prejudiced, just to get by in this world. If you walk in a black neighborhood and you see a gang of teenagers at a corner, you’ll cross the street. The ‘correct’ people are the biggest bigots of them all. Back in the 60’s, the quote was, ‘Never trust anybody over 30.’ Now, I don’t trust anybody under 30.”

Three blocks from me is a huge mural of Frank Rizzo, the Fascist late mayor, according to many, or a law-and-order man who prevented race riots from enflaming Philadelphia. Dom, “Rizzo didn’t see black or white. He saw blue.” Felix, “He gave black people more jobs than any Philly mayor before him.” A Friendly regular, Cookie, has a brother who worked as a Rizzo bodyguard. Paint has been repeatedly splashed on the Rizzo mural, in the heart of the Italian Market, and after much protest, the Rizzo statue will be evicted from its prominent spot near city hall.

Rizzo fans are all over South Philly. Cops, firemen, longshoremen, iron workers and carpenters, they drink at dives like Shamrock, Dee’s Place, O’Jung and Cookie’s, the last with American flags all over, and signs such as, “America is #1 Thanks to our Veterans,” “MY FRIEND TOOK BILL CLINTONS PLACE IN VIETNAM / HIS NAME IS ON THE WALL” and “Politicians don’t keep US “FREE” / OUR MILITARY DOES! USA, USN, USAF, USMC, USCG”. In the men’s room, there’s a sticker with “HANOI JANE” in each urinal. On Fonda’s cheek is a hammer and sickle. Piss on the traitor! Outside, there are two large banners, “MARINES MAKE AMERICA GREAT AGAIN.”

College-indoctrinared millennials wouldn’t be caught smirking in Cookie’s, not even for a speedball dose of contempt and irony. They hang in joints like Pennsport Beer Boutique and 2nd Street Brew House. In New York City last year, I chatted with a 25-ish woman who referred to middle America as “hell land,” and many of those “hell landers,” in turn, wouldn’t mind seeing Manhattan, Seattle, Portland or San Francisco nuked, for they’re all “Commie” bastions.

Around Temple University, flyers went up this month in the middle of night, “Hey you stupid NIGGERS / Bernie would have won if it wasn’t for you. Seriously, fuck you all. This is all your fault.”

We speak of red and blue states, but our violent political division exists within each city block, and often within the same household. Spouses have divorced over their fealty to Trump or Hillary, war criminals both, just like Obama, Bush and Clinton, etc., all brown noses of the military banking complex and Israel. Branding each other Fascist or Communist, we absolve our common enemies.

Overweening state power, as epitomized by both Communism and Fascism, is the common threat that should unite all Americans.

 
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  1. anon • Disclaimer says:

    A pretentious piece of fluff . The whole thing was filler , save for the second to last paragraph , which was all you really wanted to say . Pathetic as usual.

  2. I’m the only true fascist.

    • Replies: @Truth
    , @Che Guava
  3. Da Wei says:

    “Trump or Hillary, war criminals both, just like Obama, Bush and Clinton, etc., all brown noses of the military banking complex and Israel.”

    Amen to that! “What oft was thought, but ne’r so well expressed.”

    • Agree: TonyVodvarka
  4. Dan Hayes says:

    Linh,

    I take two main things from your latest vignette:

    The futility of politics when it descends into interpersonal and even family conflicts.

    Your rightful fear of overweening state power, whether Communist or Fascist, echoes Acton’s dictum that power corrupts and absolute power corrupts absolutely.

    And thanks again for your always interesting reporting from Philly and its environs.

    • Replies: @Johann
    , @dfordoom
  5. @anon

    I liked it.

    One thing that is dispiriting is that so many on the ‘right’ are invested in militarism. Such dupes of neocons.

  6. Biff says:

    Branding each other Fascist or Communist, we absolve our common enemies.

    Nails it.
    And don’t think it isn’t by design. The establishment with their media minions are at work twenty four seven keeping the differences highlighted – it keeps people emotional, and that’s where you got ‘em by the titty – unable to think rational.

    Good essay.

    • Replies: @Wally
  7. gruff says:
    @anon

    This is hasbara.

    • Replies: @nsa
  8. Take the above n add the birth dearth n you get civilizational exhaustion, a fancy term for social rigor mortis. By nullifying the Constitution n reversing elections, the deep state imperial burocracy is merely keeping the lights on for the new tenants, immigrants who will bring a new set of orthodox values, a new language, n a more internally cohesive society which of course will recognize sex roles n be racially exclusive as all new vigorous societies throughout history have been.

  9. neutral says:

    Let me first say that I am a fascist, the serious type, not the joking type that thinks green frogs and fooling around at 4chan or /pol/ is fascism. I don’t believe in universal suffrage, racial equality and that jews are the enemy of people who value their nation.

    Having said that lets inspect the following that Dinh said: “Overweening state power, as epitomized by both Communism and Fascism”. First of all, the Vietnam war, last time I checked it wasn’t fascists (or even communists) that dropped napalm and agent orange on Vietnam, it was the overweening state power of democracy. What about the surveillance state, there is no equal in history to the US and its puppet regimes when it comes to the magnitude of spying on people. How about things like transgender toilets, arresting bakers for not serving homosexual weddings, or erasing history, again not fascists or communist regimes doing this. Finally, going back to Vietnam, the idea that foreigners can move in and declare themselves natives, that is a pretty extreme ideology to adhere to, I suppose Dinh has no problem if millions of Africans moved to Vietnam and declared themselves Vietnamese…

    And what exactly is democracy anyway, one does not have to be a fascist to be aware that democracy in the end means being ruled the by the mass media (this term includes both the old and the newer outlets such as Google and Facebook), to be ruled by a few big corporate media outlets seems extreme to me, much more extreme that being ruled by those that state they are there to serve the nation (not a secret whose interests the big media serves).

  10. Brabantian says: • Website

    Linh Dinh’s main thesis here is not well-put … claiming the problem is ‘overweening state power’, falls into the ‘libertarian’ – ‘libertard’ – ‘free market’ trap that serves the oligarchs

    Places where ‘state power’ is minimal – e.g., Somalia, Afghanistan – are hardly paradise

    The real problem is oligarchism, which takes many, many forms, including the ‘libertarian’ one

    Anti-oligarchism is not popular for sponsorship, because nearly every government, every elite, every ‘system’, is an oligarchy

  11. How did this insipid piece of adolescent eyewash slip in?

    • Troll: Twodees Partain
    • Replies: @Art Deco
  12. Greg Bacon says: • Website
    @anon

    Anon, what a sad, lonely and frustrating live you must lead, to lash out at someone for creating by writing.

  13. Da Wei says:
    @anon

    “Pathetic”, anon? Nay, nay. Tisn’t pathos, anon, nor fluff. Tis merely local color plainly
    told that leads us to the point and makes it credible and of human consequence. What
    you have without the story is a fortune cookie punchline.

  14. Art Deco says:
    @Stephen Paul Foster

    Because adolescent eyewash which bandies about terms like ‘war criminal’ and ‘brownnoses Israel’ fits well within the editorial policy of Unz.

  15. Tulip says:

    A perfectly good essay, but lacking in propaganda value.

  16. Johann says:
    @Dan Hayes

    President Eisenhower hit the nail on the head when he warned us of the increasing power of MIC, the military industrial complex. As a five star general and president he was in the position to know how far the war makers had gone with their “Cold War” and their so called wars to save the world for democracy. Too bad Ike did not have his wake up call sooner but then he would have wound up with a bullet in his head. Too bad that the poor and uneducated still make up the bulk of the cannon fodder while the privileged and Ivy educated rake in the bucks from the permanent war economy.

    • Replies: @Art Deco
    , @Liberty56
  17. JackOH says:

    Communists vs. Fascists? Democrats vs. Republicans? Small-government Libertarians vs. big-government Liberals and Socialists?

    Try opportunistic kakistocrats as the real winners among the empty slogans and sloganeering. Scratch-and-claw functionaries working their way up the bureaucratic food chain. Academic gamesmen. Businessmen working D. C. for the latest tax preference, direct subsidy, no-bid contract, bailout. Churchmen doing the undue immigration boogie-woogie, citing Scripture but keeping their eyeballs on empty pews and empty collection plates. Me-too, pack journalism that quietly serves its corporate masters while giving the impression of disinterested reporting.

    People who’ll happily doff their caps to whatever party or ideology is fashionable as long as they have their power, their salaries and pensions, their career-boosting influence. Viz., many Germans after 1945 who quickly learned to parrot the Western or Soviet party lines. Ditto, Russians talking democracy and capitalism after the breakup of the Soviet Union. Or, accommodationist HR types in the West who implemented affirmative action.

  18. Wallfacer says:
    @neutral

    “last time I checked it wasn’t fascists (or even communists) that dropped napalm and agent orange on Vietnam”

    As if napalm and Agent Orange make people more dead than, you know, hatchets to the skull. Which happened to plenty of Vietnamese villagers targeted by the Vietcong for the crime of accepting American aid.

    By your logic, the US should have let Kim Il-sung overrun South Korea too.

    • Replies: @RadicalCenter
  19. As expected, the educated and rather comfortable U.R. readers and commenters are treated by Linh Dinh to a gaze into the diverse zeitgeist, shared by average Amerikans.

    Decades ago, I recall Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn’s short work, “Warning to the West.”

    Among his important points was a prediction on an (inevitable) capitalist and communist system convergence.

    Of course, crooked US scholars and political elite of the period scoffed at Solzhenitzyn’s shallow understanding of economics.

    As a few decades have passed since the warning to the West, I see A.S.’s prediction as deceptively & silently fulfilled.

    Zio globalist-totalitarianism is presently the freak-child of capitalist and communist ideological intercourse.

    (Note: Not to be presumptuous, but Linh Dinh might have written their “fucking.”)

  20. Rich says:

    Dinh comparing a veteran who supported the candidate of one of the two major political parties in the US to someone who uses a vulgarity and a threat to someone whose political beliefs he disagrees, and another fanatic who opposes history and wants to do away with the police, is ridiculous. Trump is a centrist with common sense views on illegal immigration. He’s neither a fascist nor a Nazi, and anyone who isn’t a fanatic should be able to see that. Letting illegal aliens overrun your country is pure extremism. Preventing that is just common sense.

  21. Anonymous • Disclaimer says: • Website

    There’s not much Government at Homeland Security that isn’t be handled by an assortment of well funded corporations, but let’s not get tied down by semantics.

    The smart kids are no where near as credulous as our division creating owners would prefer them to be. For everyone else – you can’t beat the insidious fog, you should just blend in by dressing appropriately.

    Defense contractor David Swanson’s antiwar flotilla stunt was interrupted by the summer fusion of Charlottesville. “This thing really matters”. When the CIA’s controlled opposition squares off against the CIA’s other controlled opposition – saddle up for the thrill of activism and a chance to get laid, or worse.

    Bring facebook, twitter and the Unz review to the next rally and make sure you’re on the side that’s opposing the other side according to what you read on the web.
    Keep believing, keep posting, keep doing what you’re doing.

  22. @Priss Factor

    We need to do a better job of distinguishing between respect for the vets and love of war, because the former is often used as a cover for the latter.

    • Replies: @iffen
  23. @ChuckOrloski

    Solzhenytsin was probably one of the greatest minds of his generation. I am presently reading a rough-and-ready translation of his last book, Two Hundred Together, about Russia and the Jews. The man was brilliant.

    • Agree: ChuckOrloski
  24. nsa says:
    @gruff

    As a VisMin, Dinh can get away with gleefully taking potshots at the obvious perps (and Amelika’s most coddled endangered species), the conniving traitorous jooies and their moronic chrissie useful idiots. A white would be accused of being a nazi…….anyone accusing a vietnamese of being a goose stepping nazi would be openly laughed at and ridiculed.

  25. Fascists and communists are small potatoes to Globalists, esp Googlobalists.

    • Replies: @neutral
  26. Anonymous • Disclaimer says:

    I think the Jane Fonda urinal target was drawn by an asian man. Note the eyes, cheek bones – indicating the artist’s own genetic extensions. In a “man walking through the meat section of the grocery store” kind of way, who wouldn’t find the vulnerability attractive. Whatever the motivation, a vietnamese girl with a bob cut, or any girl, can be profoundly beautiful. Is peeing on the Snap On girl calender the first choice? Probably not in this area of Philly.

  27. Truth says:
    @anon

    LOL

    I told you Linh, people are going to start catching your once-a-column dog whistle! You’re going to have to be a little more subtle.

  28. Truth says:
    @Priss Factor

    Usually they’re hetero, aren’t they?

  29. Che Guava says:
    @Priss Factor

    Not the only one, but a bright claim!

    Making me laugh in six words.

    At a chain ramen shop (the best of those for flavour), I was complaining about the music between the adverts last year, actually posting the customer-feedback form back, complaining about it. I hate the styles enough, am recognising little, but you will know the style: a black guy stating his insincere commitment, some high yellah woman coo-ing and ah-ing along.

    The latter, solo at times, thx to the miracle of Autotune, they are all sounding much the same.

    I have learnt to identify the utter crap of ‘John Legend’, (played at least twice on current rotation), his insincerity is incredible, am having no love of Islam or the IS, but thinking, have never watched a beheading video before, but would finding it hard to resist watching if it were him, or the moaners in the background right now.

    Not that I am hating all US black music, just the last twenty or so years.

  30. Seems like someone needs a civil war in America? I can imagine one force sending all these propaganda – to left & right – no matter; only important thing is to start a civil war?

  31. A system under stress reacts in a direction to relieve the stress.

    As long as the world is overpopulated it will continue to slide towards “overweening state power”.

    To maintain the population men have instituted such simplified, less robust systems as central banking, corporate supply and distribution systems, and an ever growing police state.

    The stress on the system is starting to show in the strains that abound. It can, and will, get much, much worse before it breaks down.

  32. Did anybody notice in the news last night that China is demolishing the homes of “migrant” workers. It was said that 8 million people have been made homeless.

    Things can get worse. Be thankful for what peace you have while preparing to have less.

    • Replies: @Grandpa Charlie
  33. neutral says:
    @Priss Factor

    Fascists and communists are small potatoes to Globalists, esp Googlobalists.

    While Stalins gulags were confined to the USSR only, the Google goolags are truly a global in its ambition, there is no place on earth that they do not want to enforce their political will on others.

  34. t-gordon says:
    @anon

    Like a bottle of Yuengling at The Friendly Lounge, Linh Dinh is still the creme de la creme of Unz Review’s contributors for me. His columns are obviously more “literary” than the others. I always look forward to his contributions.

    • Agree: Alden
  35. extreme polarization has been the goal since the 70s. karl rove perfected it back in 2000. now our society is forever divided.

    80% of the retarded masses gobbled that shit up like it is nectar. ex: all the retards spewing liberal that, leftist this, conservative? eww! republicans are dumb!!! stupid!!!

    how do you all plan to beat the above crap?

    GG no re.

    Are you a thinking human being? then you should be above retarded ideologies in 2017.

  36. Philly is a pretty boisterous, hard knuckle town. Very much in the shadow of New York.

    Here in redneck upstate NY, not much political battle going on. The commies over in Woodstock are on high alert, but then, they are always on high alert.

    The only place I notice the battle is in the online dating site. About a 1/3 of the women say to go to hell if you voted for Trump.

    • Replies: @RadicalCenter
  37. Wally says: • Website
    @Biff

    Face it, none of this leftist, totalitarian, anti white gentile, pro-Jew, PC madness gets traction without the fake ‘holocaust’ storyline.
    It is the blunt instrument that is used to silence debate and rational discussion. Sooner or later you will throw aside the utterly impossible propaganda you have been subjected to. Millions already have.
    In fact, the ‘holocaust’ narrative is one of the most easily debunked narratives ever contrived.
    That is why those who question it are arrested and persecuted. That is why violent, racist, & privileged Jewish supremacists demand censorship.
    What sort of truth is it that denies free speech and the freedom to seek the truth? Truth needs no protection from scrutiny.

    The ’6M Jews, 5M others, & gas chambers’ are scientifically impossible frauds.
    see the ‘holocaust’ scam debunked here:

    http://codoh.com

    No name calling, level playing field debate here:

    http://forum.codoh.com

    • Replies: @another fred
  38. Art Deco says:
    @Johann

    During Eisenhower’s term of office, military expenditure was at it’s post-war peak, amounting to 11% of gross domestic product in FY 1956. It’s currently about 4% of gross domestic product.

  39. @another fred

    “Did anybody notice in the news last night that China is demolishing the homes of “migrant” workers. It was said that 8 million people have been made homeless.” — another fred

    I have been googling around, and it looks like the best critical coverage of China is from the Guardian. Corporate MSM and the preponderance of USA’s academia, not to mention “our” entire political establishment, before Trump, are all slavishly protective of the PRC.

    Yet none dare call it treason!

    • Agree: bluedog
  40. @Wally

    Life is a shitstorm.

    You mistake people who surf the storm well for people who control the storm and its waves.

    If you kill or convert every Jew on earth, life will still be a shitstorm.

    “Face it”.

    • Replies: @Wally
    , @iffen
  41. Wally says:
    @another fred

    No one says or thinks it necessary to, as you said: “kill or convert every Jew on earth”.

    On the contrary, they are beholden to us. We can live without them, they cannot live without us. It’s over when we say it’s over.

    Hence the topic of my post which you curiously replied to.

    Merry Christmas.

    http://www.codoh.com

  42. Z-man says:

    Linh Dinh, did you get beat up by Italians when you were young?

  43. @Shouting Thomas

    Not surprised. Nice of them to save you the time and money you’d otherwise waste on the brainwashed, ill-informed bitches.

    Many of them will end up alone, or at least childless, bitter, and unfulfilled. They’ll be prattling with their other 40- and 50-something barren girlfriends at a wine bar about the latest non-white or female “progressive” candidate they are worshipping, and griping about how hard it is to find a good man.

    Find one of the other 2/3, be honest about who you are and what you believe (yes, diplomatically and gradually presented if possible), spend the time really getting to know them beyond the everything-is-roses stage.

    And when you find the right one, don’t waste time before having a lot of children. Sacrifice any luxuries or vices you must to pay for a good-sized traditional family. My kids are going to need all the sensible people standing with them that they can get. Good luck to you!

    From the other side, past the endless dating online and offline, man it was well worth all the bad dates and correspondence to find my wife. And she’s the kind of lady who would advise our son not to waste thirty seconds on a chick who presumes to warn off those deplorable Trump voters.

  44. @neutral

    Let’s put it this way: In my home in socialist Europe, I get two choices for the amount of water I can flush down the toilet (a little for #1 and a lot for #2), and I can shower with whatever water pressure I choose. In my home in the Land of the Free®, I get government mandated low-flow toilets and shower-heads. The only consolation you might have is that the EC is doubling down on regulation to save the planet, so eventually the EU will be as free as the US.

  45. Liberty56 says:
    @Johann

    Ehh Ike was a War Criminal he starve millions of Germans in Camps after the War.
    But I do agree the Cold War was for the MIC/CIA

  46. @ChuckOrloski

    Communism and Capitalism are two sides of the same coin.

  47. Yee says:

    another fred,

    “China is demolishing the homes of “migrant” workers. It was said that 8 million people have been made homeless.”

    Following a fire that killed 19 and injured 8 last month, is it wrong to clear similar setting of buildings that have broken regulations in the first place?

    Migrant workers don’t own these buildings, they’re tenants. These buildings are in the villages near the city, so they’re on rural land, which can’t be sold only rent. The problem here isn’t demolishing, but short notice for the tenants.

    And there’s no way it sent 8 million people homeless. Do you have any idea how large a crowd is 8 million? Even if you pack every side walk with homeless people, you still can’t contain close to 40% of the population in a city. If you ever witnessed a fire scene in city, you would have an idea how many sidewalks it takes for the evacuated to just stand there.

    • Replies: @another fred
  48. Can’t decide between nationalism and communism? Why not combine the 2.

    Nazbol is the future.

  49. @Carroll Price

    all ideologies should go the way of the dodo bird. every issue needs to be discuss without the retarded shackles of ideologies.

  50. dfordoom says: • Website
    @Dan Hayes

    Your rightful fear of overweening state power, whether Communist or Fascist, echoes Acton’s dictum that power corrupts and absolute power corrupts absolutely.

    Overweening corporate power is the threat we face today.

    We’re supposed to believe people are still hot under the collar about Hanoi Jane? Is she even still alive? Does anyone know or care?

  51. dfordoom says: • Website
    @Priss Factor

    One thing that is dispiriting is that so many on the ‘right’ are invested in militarism. Such dupes of neocons.

    It’s proof that people who identify as right-wing can be every bit as dumb as those who identify as left-wing.

    I suspect the problem is that the United States is a totally artificial nation with no national identity, no shared culture. So those who crave a national identity fall back on pathetic expedients like worshipping the flag and the military.

    • Replies: @anon
    , @iffen
  52. anon • Disclaimer says:
    @dfordoom

    The countries of Western Europe have national identity and shared culture , yet are consumed with collective suicide . So what is worse ?

    • Replies: @dfordoom
  53. @Art Deco

    Artie old thing, there are other sites, you know. Commenting on a site you despise is trolling, pure and simple.

    • Replies: @Beefcake the Mighty
  54. @Carroll Price

    “Communism and Capitalism are two sides of the same coin.”

    Hi C.P.,

    Question.

    Above, is fair to say the crony variant of each?

    For example, once a ne’er-satiated grizzly bear takes control of either system’s “honey pot,” it becomes robbery, injustice, suffering in the collective den.

    Selah, Merger of The Worst of Crony Capitalism / Crony Communism equals (=) The Consolidated Wealth of 1% Globalism versus The Poverty of “Dead Ender” Idealism.

    Thank you for such interesting exchange, Carrol.

    • Replies: @RobinG
  55. @Twodees Partain

    He’s hasbara, presumably he’s paid on a per-website-infested basis.

  56. @Carroll Price

    Capitalism is socialism’s smiling Janus face (HT to mulegino). Which, FWIW, is why libertarians should support free markets instead of capitalism (a political system and ideology in which capital is priveleged, Marx at least got that part right).

  57. @Yee

    My point was not that the destruction of the houses was an irrational or immoral act, but that it was rational in the face of the pressures generated by the population level. As I said in #32 above:

    A system under stress reacts in a direction to relieve the stress.

    As long as the world is overpopulated it will continue to slide towards “overweening state power”.

    While the word “overweening” does have a bit of a moral connotation to it, I placed it in quotes because Dinh had used it and to show that it was not my choice of words.

    Population pressures will force a great many hard choices on the world in the century ahead, choices that will be among a group of painful options with no painless options available.

    The 8 million was a figure used in the news report I saw. I assumed it was meant to represent some sort of nationwide figure, but it was careless of me to throw it in.

  58. RobinG says:
    @ChuckOrloski

    Good news so far, Brother Nathaniel is still available on You Tube. For the past 2 years, he’s been at the anti-AIPAC protest in DC, so there’s a good chance he’ll be here again in March.

    Jews Without Jesus

    • Replies: @ChuckOrloski
  59. dfordoom says: • Website
    @anon

    The countries of Western Europe have national identity and shared culture , yet are consumed with collective suicide . So what is worse ?

    All western countries, including the United States, are embarking on collective suicide. Worshipping the flag and the military are not going to help. Worship of the military serves the interests of the neocons, the very people who are destroying America (and the rest of the world).

  60. @RobinG

    Hi RobinG,

    Reading your comment was quite a gift.

    As featured by Brother Nathanael, I recall watching the same exceptionally spiritual movie scene when Judah Ben Hur met Jesus.

    Frankly, I cried when he embraced mother and sister inside the leper colony.

    Thanks RobinG, I like the kind of movies that make you cry.

  61. @anon

    @ anon

    A pretentious piece of fluff . The whole thing was filler , save for the second to last paragraph , which was all you really wanted to say . Pathetic as usual.

    It’s well-wriiten… Tasty. it feels like a chapter of a noir novel. Atmospheric.

    It’s easy to criticize without offering anything in return, particularly while hiding behind the ‘anon’ name.

    Anonymous commenters are pathetic.

    • Replies: @Anon
  62. Linh Dinh says: • Website

    Hi all,

    I forgot to embed the links to photos. (Alcoholic) dementia may be settling in. Sorry about that. For those interested, here are the images: “FASCIST SCUM, “TRUMP / MAKE AMERICA GREAT AGAIN,” “CHRISTOPHER COLUMBUS DIDN’T DISCOVER SHIT, O’Jung, Cookie’s “MY FRIEND TOOK BILL CLINTONS PLACE IN VIETNAM / HIS NAME IS ON THE WALL” and “Politicians don’t keep US “FREE” / OUR MILITARY DOES!”, HANOI JANE and “MARINES MAKE AMERICA GREAT AGAIN.”

    Linh

    • Replies: @Da Wei
  63. Anon • Disclaimer says:
    @white noise

    I know White is your real first name and Noise is your real last name but what about your real middle name?

    It’s an Anglozionist conspiracy oy vey !!!!

    • Replies: @white noise
  64. iffen says:
    @another fred

    If you kill or convert every Jew on earth, life will still be a shitstorm.

    Yes, but if you clothes-lined the Jews in your society, the turds would float to a higher level in your shitstorm than they would having to compete with the Jews.

  65. iffen says:
    @dfordoom

    the United States is a totally artificial nation with no national identity, no shared culture.

    Bullshit.

    You know, your argumentation is going downhill rapidly. Did you get infected by a brain maggot or what?

    • Replies: @bluedog
  66. iffen says:
    @Seamus Padraig

    Patton

    Compared to war, all other forms of human endeavor shrink to
    insignificance. God help me, I do love it so.

    –George C. Scott

  67. @Anon

    I know White is your real first name and Noise is your real last name but what about your real middle name?

    It’s an Anglozionist conspiracy oy vey !!!!

    My handle identifies me as a unique user… but there can be an endless number of “Anons”, so you’re just another coward hiding yourself under the anonymous handle. Clear now, you moron?

    I have to agree about the anglozionist conspiracy, of which you are a paid troll. Me, I’m an American nationalist, and I’ll never have anything to do with Jews, I’d be ashamed. Don’t you dare put me in the same category as you… You’re a piece of shit, I am a human being.

    Don’t even talk to me, coward. You’re not worth…

  68. jim jones says:

    Apparently God is Woman:

  69. Da Wei says:
    @Linh Dinh

    Thanks, Linh.

    Words good; pictures good. Dementia? You lose your car?

    • Replies: @Linh Dinh
  70. Linh Dinh says: • Website
    @Da Wei

    I don’t have a car to lose, Da Wei. The world is much safer with me walking!

    • LOL: Talha
  71. bluedog says:
    @iffen

    No we are to young of a nation to have any culture,simply like a 14 year old running high on hormones,why do you think we run all over the world killing raping and looting,maybe in another 400 years we will develope somewhat of a culture but that’s not a given either…

  72. correct says:

    Exactly. Talk about a false dichotomy. My history prof tore it apart and proved that fascism is identical to communism. Both are oligarchies with the rich making the decisions and screwing the huge majority of serfs.

    False duality everywhere, demoncraps vs repugnantcunts, anyone?

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