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My local dive, Friendly Lounge, was mentioned in I Heard You Paint Houses, a book soon to be turned into a movie by Martin Scorcese. Now Friendly’s featured quite prominently in The Last Don Standing, an account of the Philly mob by Ralph Natale. An infamous snitch, Natale still spent 27 years inside.

As I type this at Friendly, guitarist Jimmy Bruno and organist Joey DeFrancesco, both Philly guys, are killing it in the background. Anyway, this new book dubs this bar a training ground for the Mafia:

Hard case DiTullio developed an instant soft spot for the young Natale, providing a master’s class in the Mafia to his young and ambitious charge. His classroom was the Friendly Tavern on South Eight Street, where Natale proved a particularly apt pupil.

DiTullio is best known as “Skinny Razor,” father to Dominic and Marco, Friendly’s current owners. Marco loves that there’s a spotlight on this rather grungy, nondescript bar. Dom hates it. The book calls Skinny Razor a “legendary local mob killer.” A woman told me, “He was so handsome and impeccably dressed, but tough. He was a real badass!” The book:

if you were his enemy, [your] life would be considerably shortened. “We had more arms than an armory under the bar,” Natale recalled.

As far as I know, there’s only a blackjack behind bar now, and it hasn’t been used in years. The last time there was a commotion here was when a drunken Felix said to John the Hat that maybe John’s sister was pleasuring him. Absolutely not cool. John leapt off his stool, but Brad got in between them, and I, sitting next to Felix, persuaded him to apologize. Within minutes, everybody was laughing. We’re all friends here.

Another time, Johnny A.C. (for air conditioning) repeatedly screamed, in his bellowing, tenor voice, that Felix should move to Canada, all because Felix had mentioned Michael Moore. Felix actually hates Michael Moore. All across this increasingly angry nation, Americans are screaming at each other. Short fuse has become the norm. The very next day, Johnny came in with no memory of his bourbon-induced meltdown, and Felix holds nothing against him. We’re all family here.

Sometimes, though, retaliation or punishment must be met out. In the early 40’s, an insolent wise guy with a fake Irish surname showed up at Friendly. Not long before, Harry Barry had slashed a boss’ bodyguard in the face. Spotting Barry, Skinny Razor whispered to bookie Joe Panisi that he better collect whatever Barry owed him. Next morning, Barry’s corpse was discovered near the GeorgeWashingtonElementary School.

“That’s bullshit,” Dom objects. “He was found outside the police station, where the library is now. You know something else? If they were going to take out a guy, they might tip you off so you can go borrow money from him.” Dom grins. “There’s a lot Ralph Natale got wrong. My father got his nickname because he was a sharp dresser, not because he always carried a razor. Natale’s embellishing because he wants to sell books! Everyone has a story about my dad. He’s like the Paul Bunyan of South Philly.”

Dude’s a legend. At the end of “I Ain’t Got Nobody,” Louis Prima could be heard to yell, “Skinny! Skinny!”

Book, “He wasn’t flashy and never did anything for show. Killing was for business, period.”

In Friendly, there’s a charming, amateurish oil portrait of Skinny Razor in a suit and tie, smiling and smoking a cigarette. More than anything else, he resembles an insurance executive.

Dom, “It was rough back then. If you weren’t vicious, you wouldn’t survive. Guys on 9th Street all carried guns and knives. Now, they take debit cards. Get the fuck out of here!”

For all the alleged hits, Skinny Razor was never convicted, so technically, he never swatted a fly. Suave, he was seen with Kim Novak under his arm.

For all his bluster, Ralph Natale is the nadir of the Philly mob, a mascot for its most bumbling and farcical years. Natale got locked up for the first time in 1979 for torching Mr. Living Room in an insurance scheme. After a co-conspirator burnt himself, the doctor who treated him was visited by the fed, so a wise guy dropped by to tune him up. “Why beat up the fuckin’ doctor?!” Dom throws up his hands.

After Natale became a rat, soldier Angelo “Buddha” Lutz summed him up, “This guy’s like something out of Shakespeare. He was a comedy when he came in, and now he’s a tragicomedy.”

Hearing about the mob makes me think of Vietnam, where shakedowns by tax collectors and cops, and bribes to politicians, judges and professors, are all standard. With their abilities to extort, kidnap, injure or kill, the mob and government mirror each other, and in any failed or collapsing state, they become indistinguishable or the same. Like a militia, moreover, the mob may be your only protection against the government.

When the state deprives its subjects of natural, basic necessities like alcohol, drugs, paid sex or gambling, the mob fills in. Likewise, when the state fails to protect or keeps out unwanted elements. Before the Philly mob was laid low, heroin and black crimes were largely absent from South Philly.

In a healthy, prosperous society, the mob is parasitical and another layer of oppression. In a dysfunctional one, the mob isn’t just unavoidable, but essential.

Dom, “This guy screwed someone’s teenage daughter, so he was found dead, with his dick stuffed in his mouth. That’s how it was done.”

A good buddy of Skinny Razor was Frank “Blinky” Palermo, the famous fight fixer. Dom still remembers how Blinky joked with him, “Hey kid, you want to be the next middleweight champion of the world?” Working behind the scene, the mob could deform reality and mislead the masses, just like the government.

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The DC, Wall Street and Hollywood gang has been fixing elections, stock markets, unemployment and inflation figures, daily news and history books, all aspects of our clueless lives, in short. We exist in a staggering unreality conjured up by the biggest and bloodiest mob in world history.

Linh Dinh’s Postcards from the End of America has just been released by Seven Stories Press. He maintains an active photo blog.

 
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  1. unit472 says:

    Unfortunately, Linh Dinh is exactly right. Like William F. Buckley’s famous quip that he would “rather be governed by the first two thousand names in the Boston Telephone Directory rather than the faculty of Harvard” we have come to the point where the skim and corruption would be less were the Mob running Philadelpia.

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    • Replies: @Chuck Orloski
    "... we have come to the point where the skim and corruption would be less were the Mob running Philadelphia.'

    Hey unit472,

    Minus of course an unholy alliance with the Jewish Mafia, the same would be true for broken Scranton, Pennsylvania!

    At least the Italian Mob managed to keep greedy Northeast PA-based politicians somewhat accountable. Such is definitely not the case today, and Scranton falls deeper into the sprawling graveyard" of ZUSA Empire.

    F.Y.I., Scranton native, (Irish-American) U.S. Senator Bobby Casey (D./PA), co-sponsored legislation to police "anti-semitic" speech on U.S. campuses.

    Thanks, unit472 and Linh Dinh!
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  2. CornerBoy says:

    Good story, excellent closing. Skinny Razor’s legend is still word of mouth and not in books, newspapers, or testimonies. That’s a big accomplishment nowadays.

    That may change with “I Heard You Paint Houses” though. Every mob story is being wrung out for profits I guess. And DeNiro as Frank Sheeran? I don’t see it.

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  3. Anon says: • Disclaimer

    Good article, but terribly sad. My notion of the US and its people conflicts sharply with the realities that the author describes regularly. Perhaps this is proof that his conclusion is spot on.

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    • Replies: @jacques sheete

    My notion of the US and its people conflicts sharply with the realities that the author describes regularly.
     
    Every day I find, without even trying, much evidence that would support your claim. The truth is usually about 180 degrees from the standard hagiographic myths, but really much more interesting.

    Just this AM I stumbled onto this.:


    The northern part of [Illinois] also had its mob experiences, but of an entirely different nature from the one just recounted. There has always hovered around the frontier of civilization bold, desperate men, who prey upon the unprotected settlers rather than gain a livelihood by honest toil. Theft, robbery and murder were carried on by regularly organized bands in Ogle, Lee, Winnebago and DeKalb counties. The leaders of these gangs of cut-throats were among the first settlers of that portion of the State, and consequently had the choice of location.

    Banditti of the Prairie

    http://www.lib.niu.edu/2002/ih020506.html
     

    PS: LD, you come up with some fine stuff! And your conclusion is 100% correct as well.
  4. The mob we almost never hear about are the real parasites. The ones we hear about are little more than romanticized, colorful, amateurs; hit men for the big boys at best.

    “Supermob” by Gus Russo:

    “Supermob confirms what we in law enforcement have long known, but were prevented from pursuing: the longstanding relationship between the mob and ‘legitimate’ politicians and corporate leaders. This is a must-read for the average citizen who wants to know how organized crime has really impacted their lives. Gus Russo has written perhaps the the most long-overdue book on crime in American society. ”

    - Robert Fuesel, former Special Agent IRS Organized Crime Division, and former Executive Director of the Chicago Crime Commission.

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    • Replies: @Z-man
    Besides that which you say about the real criminals of the world, the classic mob is unfortunately always centered on the Italians for many reasons and I'll give you just a few;
    The Jews that own the media don't want to show the criminal American Jews from the same era as the classic Italian mobsters to deflect any bad press and feelings on the Italian instead of their landsmen. 'Let the dumb goyim think that only Italians are mobsters and not the hard working, brainy Jews.' To this day Italians are still portrayed as the only classic 'bad guys' even thought the Ex Soviet Jew mob is more brutal, dangerous and successful in their criminal ways.
    Another reason is that Italians make so much more interesting, colorful and better subject matter than Khazar Jews, obviously. Who wants to read or see so many of those Ashkenazi's in front of the lens or on paper. They already run everything behind the lens anyway! (Wry grin)
  5. mp says:

    I guess. But how did they get the horse’s head in the guy’s bed without him knowing about it?

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  6. ‘Dom, “This guy screwed someone’s teenage daughter, so he was found dead, with his dick stuffed in his mouth. That’s how it was done.”’

    Of course if someone with mob connections raped someone’s teenage daughter, if the daughter or her father complained they would both be found dead.

    It’s not any different with the establishment mob that runs the country now. The Podesta brothers and their buddies are getting away with kidnapping, child rape, and murder because they’re connected. For some details see: http://www.eutimes.net/2016/11/podesta-brothers-kidnapped-a-3yo-british-girl-in-portugal-wikileaks/ and https://wikileaks.org/podesta-emails/ and https://voat.co/v/pizzagate/1536160

    For those wanting more or less complete coverage of this and related issues, I’ve found the following site to ne a useful compendiumuseful: https://voat.co/v/pizzagate/1536160. The reader must be cautious since this site is a melange of fact, rumor, innuendo, and nonsense. But there is enough smoke there for any reasonable person to suspect a fire.

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    • Agree: jacques sheete
    • Replies: @Gene Su
    I heard somewhere that the hit man portrayed by Joe Pesci in Goodfellas, Tommy DeSimone, was killed because he screwed around with the wives of several of his mob colleagues. A big no-no but he would have been whacked far sooner had he not been a favorite son of the mob.
    , @Alden
    After years of extensive investigation the Portugese police quietly concluded that the Madeline's parents, both MDs gave the kids sleeping pills while the parents went to dinner

    That night the parents misjudged the dose. The best evidence that the parents did it is the corpse detection dog who alerted to the trunk of a car the parents rented 2 weeks after the disappearance of the child.

    Extensive forensic examination of the trunk revealed the presence of already dead human cells in the trunk.

    How and where the parents managed to hide the body the night girl disappeared is still a mystery But a 3 year old 35 pound body is small and easily fits in a suitcase or duffel bag.
  7. Z-man says:
    @jacques sheete
    The mob we almost never hear about are the real parasites. The ones we hear about are little more than romanticized, colorful, amateurs; hit men for the big boys at best.

    "Supermob" by Gus Russo:


    "Supermob confirms what we in law enforcement have long known, but were prevented from pursuing: the longstanding relationship between the mob and 'legitimate' politicians and corporate leaders. This is a must-read for the average citizen who wants to know how organized crime has really impacted their lives. Gus Russo has written perhaps the the most long-overdue book on crime in American society. "

    - Robert Fuesel, former Special Agent IRS Organized Crime Division, and former Executive Director of the Chicago Crime Commission.

     

    Besides that which you say about the real criminals of the world, the classic mob is unfortunately always centered on the Italians for many reasons and I’ll give you just a few;
    The Jews that own the media don’t want to show the criminal American Jews from the same era as the classic Italian mobsters to deflect any bad press and feelings on the Italian instead of their landsmen. ‘Let the dumb goyim think that only Italians are mobsters and not the hard working, brainy Jews.’ To this day Italians are still portrayed as the only classic ‘bad guys’ even thought the Ex Soviet Jew mob is more brutal, dangerous and successful in their criminal ways.
    Another reason is that Italians make so much more interesting, colorful and better subject matter than Khazar Jews, obviously. Who wants to read or see so many of those Ashkenazi’s in front of the lens or on paper. They already run everything behind the lens anyway! (Wry grin)

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    • Agree: Druid
    • Replies: @Wizard of Oz
    I would be interested to know if you are right about organised crime now and 80+ years ago but please don't repeat that silly myth about Ashkenazim being Khazars. That was nonsense (with a tiny speck of fact at its base) propagated and largely invented by Arthur Koestler in "The Thirteenth Tribe". Apparently he thought it would counter anti-Semitism to be able to say "but they are not Semites".
    , @jacques sheete
    Yup to all. I made the comment to suggest such ideas, and I thank you for the support!

    In fact, check this out. (Note the source.)


    “…gangsters also helped establish Israel after [WW2].”

    http://www.jewishvirtuallibrary.org/jsource/US-Israel/gangsters.html
     

    And this.


    Two minute article that offers a glimpse of the US mobsters who supported the criminal state of Israel in the beginning. The Aspen Institute vid is worth viewing too.

    http://mondoweiss.net/2013/07/was-it-jihad-when-henry-crown-smuggled-plane-parts-to-israel-and-when-jeffrey-goldberg-moved-there.html

    , @Anon
    I don't claim to be an expert on mob movies or other media, but weren't the Jews given a fairly prominent role in The Godfather? There was Moe Greene and Hyman Roth and I think a few others. Though it's true Jewish mobsters are hardly ever the protagonists; I guess Latins (or occasionally Irishmen) just have more screen cachet.
  8. @Anon
    Good article, but terribly sad. My notion of the US and its people conflicts sharply with the realities that the author describes regularly. Perhaps this is proof that his conclusion is spot on.

    My notion of the US and its people conflicts sharply with the realities that the author describes regularly.

    Every day I find, without even trying, much evidence that would support your claim. The truth is usually about 180 degrees from the standard hagiographic myths, but really much more interesting.

    Just this AM I stumbled onto this.:

    The northern part of [Illinois] also had its mob experiences, but of an entirely different nature from the one just recounted. There has always hovered around the frontier of civilization bold, desperate men, who prey upon the unprotected settlers rather than gain a livelihood by honest toil. Theft, robbery and murder were carried on by regularly organized bands in Ogle, Lee, Winnebago and DeKalb counties. The leaders of these gangs of cut-throats were among the first settlers of that portion of the State, and consequently had the choice of location.

    Banditti of the Prairie

    http://www.lib.niu.edu/2002/ih020506.html

    PS: LD, you come up with some fine stuff! And your conclusion is 100% correct as well.

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  9. @unit472
    Unfortunately, Linh Dinh is exactly right. Like William F. Buckley's famous quip that he would "rather be governed by the first two thousand names in the Boston Telephone Directory rather than the faculty of Harvard" we have come to the point where the skim and corruption would be less were the Mob running Philadelpia.

    “… we have come to the point where the skim and corruption would be less were the Mob running Philadelphia.’

    Hey unit472,

    Minus of course an unholy alliance with the Jewish Mafia, the same would be true for broken Scranton, Pennsylvania!

    At least the Italian Mob managed to keep greedy Northeast PA-based politicians somewhat accountable. Such is definitely not the case today, and Scranton falls deeper into the sprawling graveyard” of ZUSA Empire.

    F.Y.I., Scranton native, (Irish-American) U.S. Senator Bobby Casey (D./PA), co-sponsored legislation to police “anti-semitic” speech on U.S. campuses.

    Thanks, unit472 and Linh Dinh!

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  10. @Z-man
    Besides that which you say about the real criminals of the world, the classic mob is unfortunately always centered on the Italians for many reasons and I'll give you just a few;
    The Jews that own the media don't want to show the criminal American Jews from the same era as the classic Italian mobsters to deflect any bad press and feelings on the Italian instead of their landsmen. 'Let the dumb goyim think that only Italians are mobsters and not the hard working, brainy Jews.' To this day Italians are still portrayed as the only classic 'bad guys' even thought the Ex Soviet Jew mob is more brutal, dangerous and successful in their criminal ways.
    Another reason is that Italians make so much more interesting, colorful and better subject matter than Khazar Jews, obviously. Who wants to read or see so many of those Ashkenazi's in front of the lens or on paper. They already run everything behind the lens anyway! (Wry grin)

    I would be interested to know if you are right about organised crime now and 80+ years ago but please don’t repeat that silly myth about Ashkenazim being Khazars. That was nonsense (with a tiny speck of fact at its base) propagated and largely invented by Arthur Koestler in “The Thirteenth Tribe”. Apparently he thought it would counter anti-Semitism to be able to say “but they are not Semites”.

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    • Replies: @Z-man
    To a layman (Goyim lol), like me, I don't differentiate, a Jew is a Jew is a Jew, Ashkenazi, Khazar or otherwise.
  11. I went to a club in Philly in 1973. Some 2nd-tier folk-singer regaled us with tales, songs, and a bit of harmonica. I took the girl home really late, and she did not put out.

    That’s my Philly story. It means “Meh! Philly! Who TF cares?” Wotta dump. Big cities are still-life renditions of real life.

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    • Replies: @Wiremu
    "Big cities are still-life renditions of real life."
    Not sure if I agree but a great line.
  12. Big Bill says:

    South Philly, huh? I guess the location of Friendly’s never dawned on me.

    I shipped out with the SIU (Seafarers International Union) in the 70s and 80s. One of my most memorable union brothers was Joe Oliveri from South Philly. He lived in Miami for a while and later was a dealer in Atlantic City. He had an uncle who ran a bar in South Philly.

    Ever heard of him (or his uncle)? If you run across Joe, tell him “hi” from “Abie Gefiltefish”. He would be about 70 now. He told some great South Philly and Miami sea stories.

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  13. @Z-man
    Besides that which you say about the real criminals of the world, the classic mob is unfortunately always centered on the Italians for many reasons and I'll give you just a few;
    The Jews that own the media don't want to show the criminal American Jews from the same era as the classic Italian mobsters to deflect any bad press and feelings on the Italian instead of their landsmen. 'Let the dumb goyim think that only Italians are mobsters and not the hard working, brainy Jews.' To this day Italians are still portrayed as the only classic 'bad guys' even thought the Ex Soviet Jew mob is more brutal, dangerous and successful in their criminal ways.
    Another reason is that Italians make so much more interesting, colorful and better subject matter than Khazar Jews, obviously. Who wants to read or see so many of those Ashkenazi's in front of the lens or on paper. They already run everything behind the lens anyway! (Wry grin)

    Yup to all. I made the comment to suggest such ideas, and I thank you for the support!

    In fact, check this out. (Note the source.)

    “…gangsters also helped establish Israel after [WW2].”

    http://www.jewishvirtuallibrary.org/jsource/US-Israel/gangsters.html

    And this.

    Two minute article that offers a glimpse of the US mobsters who supported the criminal state of Israel in the beginning. The Aspen Institute vid is worth viewing too.

    http://mondoweiss.net/2013/07/was-it-jihad-when-henry-crown-smuggled-plane-parts-to-israel-and-when-jeffrey-goldberg-moved-there.html

    Read More
  14. A good buddy of Skinny Razor was Frank “Blinky” Palermo, the famous fight fixer. Dom still remembers how Blinky joked with him, “Hey kid, you want to be the next middleweight champion of the world?” Working behind the scene, the mob could deform reality and mislead the masses, just like the government.

    The documentary City Dump: The Story of the 1951 CCNY Basketball Scandal is available on Vimeo. LINK In the mid 20th century, New York City was the mecca for college basketball and the mob started paying players to control the point spread. The documentary also focuses on the naivety of people to believe that poorly educated athletes were capable of gaining admission to then-elite colleges on their own academic merit — something that occurs to this day. People demand to be lied to and while I will expose a hustle, I never blame the hustler.

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  15. @ Wizard of ID,

    Why don’t you stop that silly myth about Ashkenazis not being Khazars?
    Refer for example to a book in the pre propaganda era when scholarship was actually scholarship namely:

    A History of Russia,
    Fourth Edition, Completely Revised.
    By George Vernadsky, Professor of Russian History in Yale University,
    New Haven: Yale University Press.
    First published 1929, Fourth revised 1954.

    I quote from page 28,

    “….. One of the results of these commercial contacts with such widely divergent peoples was the variety of religious influences to which Khazars were subjected. Though the Arabs offered them Islam and the Greeks Christianity the Khazar kagan, possibly for political reasons, was reluctant to accept either, fearing that a foreign faith might well be followed by foreign domination. He solved the dilemma by eventually choosing a neutral faith, Judaism, which carried with it no political threats.”

    So then, is Yale an anti semitic institution? Is George Vernasky being academically fraudulent? Is Arthur Koestler a self hating jew? Why do Ashkenazis resemble Turkic Bulgars? How did desert people end up in bitterly cold climates of Eastern Europe?

    I have an original hard cover copy of the aforementioned book in front of me if you want me to quote more passages or want to challenge me on context.

    Cheers-

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    • Replies: @jacques sheete
    Gee Whiz, what a great comment! Not a bit Lame, in fact.
    , @Wizard of Oz
    Thank you for advancing my knowledge of the literature. Let me in turn give you reason to revise your conclusion that Ashkenazi are largely of Khazar stock by weaving my points into anecdote.

    I found myself many years ago sittong next to a well known learned rabbi/historian at an interminable ceremony and, mind wandering, I recalled a Blackwoods Magazine article I had read when I was 22 that expounded the great Khazar conversion theory, but suddenly had an awkward question flash through my mind. Now I hope to lodge it in your mind as well.

    My question was "how did a Khazar people come to be universally, as mother tongue, speakers of a German dialect, namely Yiddish? " My rabbi friend (who remains the only rabbi I know well and regard as a friend) then gave Koestler's book as a source and said, picking up my point I suppose, that there had been Jews in the Rhineland before the Germans got there. Presumably male merchants (succeeding the Phoenicians) who waited so long for Jewish brides to turn up from Judaea that the local Celtic girls got their claws into them and bred the first lot of blue eyed (second generation) and redhaired Jews. Greg Cochran, who occasionally contributes in UR comments, is seriously expert and says Ashkenazi are 48 to 58 per cent genetically European [from memory] and that most of the mixing occurred in northern Italy.

    My rabbi friend recommended Paul Johnson's "History of the Jews" when I asked if there was a good one. Johnson was born an Irish Catholic with an Irish surname and temains Catholic so, if you don't know his work, you can at least take it that he had no Jewish axe to grind.
    , @Wizard of Oz
    Unaccountably I failed to add the reconciling information that it was the Khazar royal family, and maybe whatever their small ruling class was, who became Jews, not the wider populace. Still that meant that there had been a Jewish kingdom there and neither the Soviet government, nor, presumably, the Czars were very happy about that or given to acknowledging it.
    , @Truth
    All of my research indicates that the "Jews" (actually JewISH or "like Jews") are actually Khazars. Of course he entire world is deception...and counter deception, so who knows, but I am certainly open to another hypothesis that makes as much sense as that one.

    ...Of course that is only half the story, and the other half is where the true heat is...

    https://s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/564x/2f/37/5e/2f375e9e171b316bdcb0f28036a5275a.jpg

    https://vimeo.com/35196044
  16. Z-man says:
    @Wizard of Oz
    I would be interested to know if you are right about organised crime now and 80+ years ago but please don't repeat that silly myth about Ashkenazim being Khazars. That was nonsense (with a tiny speck of fact at its base) propagated and largely invented by Arthur Koestler in "The Thirteenth Tribe". Apparently he thought it would counter anti-Semitism to be able to say "but they are not Semites".

    To a layman (Goyim lol), like me, I don’t differentiate, a Jew is a Jew is a Jew, Ashkenazi, Khazar or otherwise.

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    • Replies: @Wizard of Oz
    How very Jewish of you :-) .No, actually more like Zionist-Israeli to boost the numbers because smart Ashkenazi are quite up to joking about "dumb Jews" and implying that even those from Baghdad or Teheran don't quite rate.
    , @Wizard of Oz
    And see #20.
  17. Wiremu says:
    @The Real John Jeremiah Smith
    I went to a club in Philly in 1973. Some 2nd-tier folk-singer regaled us with tales, songs, and a bit of harmonica. I took the girl home really late, and she did not put out.

    That's my Philly story. It means "Meh! Philly! Who TF cares?" Wotta dump. Big cities are still-life renditions of real life.

    “Big cities are still-life renditions of real life.”
    Not sure if I agree but a great line.

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    • Replies: @The Real John Jeremiah Smith

    “Big cities are still-life renditions of real life.”
    Not sure if I agree but a great line.
     
    A little bit too artsy-fartsy. Better expressed as "City scenes always seem like they're frozen in time." -- which is a bit too trite. So, sue me, I do not like cities; they are ugly, dirty and sad. Catacombs. Yecch.
  18. @Timur The Lame
    @ Wizard of ID,

    Why don't you stop that silly myth about Ashkenazis not being Khazars?
    Refer for example to a book in the pre propaganda era when scholarship was actually scholarship namely:

    A History of Russia,
    Fourth Edition, Completely Revised.
    By George Vernadsky, Professor of Russian History in Yale University,
    New Haven: Yale University Press.
    First published 1929, Fourth revised 1954.

    I quote from page 28,

    "..... One of the results of these commercial contacts with such widely divergent peoples was the variety of religious influences to which Khazars were subjected. Though the Arabs offered them Islam and the Greeks Christianity the Khazar kagan, possibly for political reasons, was reluctant to accept either, fearing that a foreign faith might well be followed by foreign domination. He solved the dilemma by eventually choosing a neutral faith, Judaism, which carried with it no political threats."

    So then, is Yale an anti semitic institution? Is George Vernasky being academically fraudulent? Is Arthur Koestler a self hating jew? Why do Ashkenazis resemble Turkic Bulgars? How did desert people end up in bitterly cold climates of Eastern Europe?

    I have an original hard cover copy of the aforementioned book in front of me if you want me to quote more passages or want to challenge me on context.

    Cheers-

    Gee Whiz, what a great comment! Not a bit Lame, in fact.

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  19. @Z-man
    To a layman (Goyim lol), like me, I don't differentiate, a Jew is a Jew is a Jew, Ashkenazi, Khazar or otherwise.

    How very Jewish of you :-) .No, actually more like Zionist-Israeli to boost the numbers because smart Ashkenazi are quite up to joking about “dumb Jews” and implying that even those from Baghdad or Teheran don’t quite rate.

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  20. @Timur The Lame
    @ Wizard of ID,

    Why don't you stop that silly myth about Ashkenazis not being Khazars?
    Refer for example to a book in the pre propaganda era when scholarship was actually scholarship namely:

    A History of Russia,
    Fourth Edition, Completely Revised.
    By George Vernadsky, Professor of Russian History in Yale University,
    New Haven: Yale University Press.
    First published 1929, Fourth revised 1954.

    I quote from page 28,

    "..... One of the results of these commercial contacts with such widely divergent peoples was the variety of religious influences to which Khazars were subjected. Though the Arabs offered them Islam and the Greeks Christianity the Khazar kagan, possibly for political reasons, was reluctant to accept either, fearing that a foreign faith might well be followed by foreign domination. He solved the dilemma by eventually choosing a neutral faith, Judaism, which carried with it no political threats."

    So then, is Yale an anti semitic institution? Is George Vernasky being academically fraudulent? Is Arthur Koestler a self hating jew? Why do Ashkenazis resemble Turkic Bulgars? How did desert people end up in bitterly cold climates of Eastern Europe?

    I have an original hard cover copy of the aforementioned book in front of me if you want me to quote more passages or want to challenge me on context.

    Cheers-

    Thank you for advancing my knowledge of the literature. Let me in turn give you reason to revise your conclusion that Ashkenazi are largely of Khazar stock by weaving my points into anecdote.

    I found myself many years ago sittong next to a well known learned rabbi/historian at an interminable ceremony and, mind wandering, I recalled a Blackwoods Magazine article I had read when I was 22 that expounded the great Khazar conversion theory, but suddenly had an awkward question flash through my mind. Now I hope to lodge it in your mind as well.

    My question was “how did a Khazar people come to be universally, as mother tongue, speakers of a German dialect, namely Yiddish? ” My rabbi friend (who remains the only rabbi I know well and regard as a friend) then gave Koestler’s book as a source and said, picking up my point I suppose, that there had been Jews in the Rhineland before the Germans got there. Presumably male merchants (succeeding the Phoenicians) who waited so long for Jewish brides to turn up from Judaea that the local Celtic girls got their claws into them and bred the first lot of blue eyed (second generation) and redhaired Jews. Greg Cochran, who occasionally contributes in UR comments, is seriously expert and says Ashkenazi are 48 to 58 per cent genetically European [from memory] and that most of the mixing occurred in northern Italy.

    My rabbi friend recommended Paul Johnson’s “History of the Jews” when I asked if there was a good one. Johnson was born an Irish Catholic with an Irish surname and temains Catholic so, if you don’t know his work, you can at least take it that he had no Jewish axe to grind.

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    • Replies: @Hibernian
    "Johnson was born an Irish Catholic with an Irish surname..."

    Please cite. One aspect of Irish, and Irish-American, culture, is that many names were changed in Ireland. It could be as simple as dropping the "O'" or it could consist of adopting an Anglo-Saxon surname.
    , @Alden
    According to various Jewish historians, Jews arrived in Germany around 100BC as civilian contractors with the Roman army.
    The Jewish historians neglect that the Jews were the slave dealers who brought the captured Germans to the slave markets all over Roman territory.

    Koestler's book is a well researched well reasoned book. His theory has been disproved by DNA research that proves that the blondist European and the darkest Misrahi middle eastern Jews share DNA

    But the DNA research was done by the government of Israel which lies about everything.
    There is also the theory that at least some of that Middle eastern Jewish DNA in European Jews is actually pre Jewish middle eastern DNA from 12,000, 10,000 BC people who wandered into Europe.
    So, who knows, who cares.
  21. @Z-man
    To a layman (Goyim lol), like me, I don't differentiate, a Jew is a Jew is a Jew, Ashkenazi, Khazar or otherwise.

    And see #20.

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  22. Hibernian says:
    @Wizard of Oz
    Thank you for advancing my knowledge of the literature. Let me in turn give you reason to revise your conclusion that Ashkenazi are largely of Khazar stock by weaving my points into anecdote.

    I found myself many years ago sittong next to a well known learned rabbi/historian at an interminable ceremony and, mind wandering, I recalled a Blackwoods Magazine article I had read when I was 22 that expounded the great Khazar conversion theory, but suddenly had an awkward question flash through my mind. Now I hope to lodge it in your mind as well.

    My question was "how did a Khazar people come to be universally, as mother tongue, speakers of a German dialect, namely Yiddish? " My rabbi friend (who remains the only rabbi I know well and regard as a friend) then gave Koestler's book as a source and said, picking up my point I suppose, that there had been Jews in the Rhineland before the Germans got there. Presumably male merchants (succeeding the Phoenicians) who waited so long for Jewish brides to turn up from Judaea that the local Celtic girls got their claws into them and bred the first lot of blue eyed (second generation) and redhaired Jews. Greg Cochran, who occasionally contributes in UR comments, is seriously expert and says Ashkenazi are 48 to 58 per cent genetically European [from memory] and that most of the mixing occurred in northern Italy.

    My rabbi friend recommended Paul Johnson's "History of the Jews" when I asked if there was a good one. Johnson was born an Irish Catholic with an Irish surname and temains Catholic so, if you don't know his work, you can at least take it that he had no Jewish axe to grind.

    “Johnson was born an Irish Catholic with an Irish surname…”

    Please cite. One aspect of Irish, and Irish-American, culture, is that many names were changed in Ireland. It could be as simple as dropping the “O’” or it could consist of adopting an Anglo-Saxon surname.

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    It was "Cassidy" according to a very close relation who happily told me when I quoted a leading Labor Party figure's description. He had described his former Cabinet colleague Tony Benn as "loony Left, and, when I asked about former man of the Left, Paul Johnson, described him ss "redhaired Irishman".

    I believe he was adopted though nothing of that appears in his Wikipedia entry. I don't entirely discount the possibility that I was being let in on, though not told about, a family tease. As in, for example, "every Christmas we compete to explain Paul and the best effort so far is that he was delivered in a bassinet on April Fool's by a little leprechaun called Cassidy".
  23. Gene Su says:
    @Jus' Sayin'...

    'Dom, “This guy screwed someone’s teenage daughter, so he was found dead, with his dick stuffed in his mouth. That’s how it was done.”'
     
    Of course if someone with mob connections raped someone's teenage daughter, if the daughter or her father complained they would both be found dead.

    It's not any different with the establishment mob that runs the country now. The Podesta brothers and their buddies are getting away with kidnapping, child rape, and murder because they're connected. For some details see: http://www.eutimes.net/2016/11/podesta-brothers-kidnapped-a-3yo-british-girl-in-portugal-wikileaks/ and https://wikileaks.org/podesta-emails/ and https://voat.co/v/pizzagate/1536160

    For those wanting more or less complete coverage of this and related issues, I've found the following site to ne a useful compendiumuseful: https://voat.co/v/pizzagate/1536160. The reader must be cautious since this site is a melange of fact, rumor, innuendo, and nonsense. But there is enough smoke there for any reasonable person to suspect a fire.

    I heard somewhere that the hit man portrayed by Joe Pesci in Goodfellas, Tommy DeSimone, was killed because he screwed around with the wives of several of his mob colleagues. A big no-no but he would have been whacked far sooner had he not been a favorite son of the mob.

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    • Replies: @Alden
    In the movie it was because he killed Billy Batz and was just too wild and troublesome. The only reason he was allowed to live so long was because he was a good earner and made so much money kicked up to the bosses
  24. Gene Su says:

    Before the Philly mob was laid low, heroin and black crimes were largely absent from South Philly.

    I don’t understand why the black gangs don’t try to do what the Italian Mafia and every other mob around the world does. Say what you will about the Mafia: they keep their neighborhoods safe. If you raped or attacked someone who had mob connections, you would end up in deep do-do. If the blacks gangs murdered every black A-hole who shot an innocent black kid or raped a black lady, crime would massively drop in the ‘hood.

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    • Replies: @Alden
    What can one expect of an ethnic group whose average IQ is borderline retarded 85, with a full 40 percent below 80 IQ?
  25. @Wiremu
    "Big cities are still-life renditions of real life."
    Not sure if I agree but a great line.

    “Big cities are still-life renditions of real life.”
    Not sure if I agree but a great line.

    A little bit too artsy-fartsy. Better expressed as “City scenes always seem like they’re frozen in time.” — which is a bit too trite. So, sue me, I do not like cities; they are ugly, dirty and sad. Catacombs. Yecch.

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  26. @Hibernian
    "Johnson was born an Irish Catholic with an Irish surname..."

    Please cite. One aspect of Irish, and Irish-American, culture, is that many names were changed in Ireland. It could be as simple as dropping the "O'" or it could consist of adopting an Anglo-Saxon surname.

    It was “Cassidy” according to a very close relation who happily told me when I quoted a leading Labor Party figure’s description. He had described his former Cabinet colleague Tony Benn as “loony Left, and, when I asked about former man of the Left, Paul Johnson, described him ss “redhaired Irishman”.

    I believe he was adopted though nothing of that appears in his Wikipedia entry. I don’t entirely discount the possibility that I was being let in on, though not told about, a family tease. As in, for example, “every Christmas we compete to explain Paul and the best effort so far is that he was delivered in a bassinet on April Fool’s by a little leprechaun called Cassidy”.

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  27. @Timur The Lame
    @ Wizard of ID,

    Why don't you stop that silly myth about Ashkenazis not being Khazars?
    Refer for example to a book in the pre propaganda era when scholarship was actually scholarship namely:

    A History of Russia,
    Fourth Edition, Completely Revised.
    By George Vernadsky, Professor of Russian History in Yale University,
    New Haven: Yale University Press.
    First published 1929, Fourth revised 1954.

    I quote from page 28,

    "..... One of the results of these commercial contacts with such widely divergent peoples was the variety of religious influences to which Khazars were subjected. Though the Arabs offered them Islam and the Greeks Christianity the Khazar kagan, possibly for political reasons, was reluctant to accept either, fearing that a foreign faith might well be followed by foreign domination. He solved the dilemma by eventually choosing a neutral faith, Judaism, which carried with it no political threats."

    So then, is Yale an anti semitic institution? Is George Vernasky being academically fraudulent? Is Arthur Koestler a self hating jew? Why do Ashkenazis resemble Turkic Bulgars? How did desert people end up in bitterly cold climates of Eastern Europe?

    I have an original hard cover copy of the aforementioned book in front of me if you want me to quote more passages or want to challenge me on context.

    Cheers-

    Unaccountably I failed to add the reconciling information that it was the Khazar royal family, and maybe whatever their small ruling class was, who became Jews, not the wider populace. Still that meant that there had been a Jewish kingdom there and neither the Soviet government, nor, presumably, the Czars were very happy about that or given to acknowledging it.

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  28. @ Wizard of ID,

    Thank you for your response. No doubt that a part of your anecdote may be true though it seems fanciful and in part contradictory. Your comment in no way disturbs Professor Vernadsky’s scholarship so the original comment of the notion being ‘silly’ remains challenged.

    Assuming that you believed the conclusions in your anecdote the contradictory element would be that why would a people of 48-58% European ancestry want to claim a patch of Palestinian desert?

    The history of the provenance of the Yiddish language has no bearing on the Khazar conversion. It is an elegant straw man on your part.

    How did desert wanderers end up shivering in wood heated shacks in Lithuania?

    In refreshing my memory about Arthur Koestler I was surprised that he was at one point the personal secretary of Vladimir Jabotinsky, a prominent leader of the Zionist movement. Do you think that they talked? Do you think that the founders of Zionism believed that they were the Israelites of antiquity? I don’t.

    No Turk, Bulgar or full blooded Ashkenazi jew I have ever seen looks half German. You might as well argue that Shaquille O’neal is Irish.

    I choose to believe objective scholarship over anonymous agenda driven commentary.

    Cheers-

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  29. @ Wizard of ID,

    By the way my previous response was to your previous reply. With regards to your latest comment directed to me may I suggest that you refresh your memory with respect to timelines.

    The Khazar empire expired in 1048, the first Tsar (note spelling) Johnny the Terrible came into being in 1547 and the Soviets are of course 1917-1991.

    Your gears are not meshing.

    Cheers-

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  30. Truth says:
    @Timur The Lame
    @ Wizard of ID,

    Why don't you stop that silly myth about Ashkenazis not being Khazars?
    Refer for example to a book in the pre propaganda era when scholarship was actually scholarship namely:

    A History of Russia,
    Fourth Edition, Completely Revised.
    By George Vernadsky, Professor of Russian History in Yale University,
    New Haven: Yale University Press.
    First published 1929, Fourth revised 1954.

    I quote from page 28,

    "..... One of the results of these commercial contacts with such widely divergent peoples was the variety of religious influences to which Khazars were subjected. Though the Arabs offered them Islam and the Greeks Christianity the Khazar kagan, possibly for political reasons, was reluctant to accept either, fearing that a foreign faith might well be followed by foreign domination. He solved the dilemma by eventually choosing a neutral faith, Judaism, which carried with it no political threats."

    So then, is Yale an anti semitic institution? Is George Vernasky being academically fraudulent? Is Arthur Koestler a self hating jew? Why do Ashkenazis resemble Turkic Bulgars? How did desert people end up in bitterly cold climates of Eastern Europe?

    I have an original hard cover copy of the aforementioned book in front of me if you want me to quote more passages or want to challenge me on context.

    Cheers-

    All of my research indicates that the “Jews” (actually JewISH or “like Jews”) are actually Khazars. Of course he entire world is deception…and counter deception, so who knows, but I am certainly open to another hypothesis that makes as much sense as that one.

    …Of course that is only half the story, and the other half is where the true heat is…

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  31. Alden says:
    @Jus' Sayin'...

    'Dom, “This guy screwed someone’s teenage daughter, so he was found dead, with his dick stuffed in his mouth. That’s how it was done.”'
     
    Of course if someone with mob connections raped someone's teenage daughter, if the daughter or her father complained they would both be found dead.

    It's not any different with the establishment mob that runs the country now. The Podesta brothers and their buddies are getting away with kidnapping, child rape, and murder because they're connected. For some details see: http://www.eutimes.net/2016/11/podesta-brothers-kidnapped-a-3yo-british-girl-in-portugal-wikileaks/ and https://wikileaks.org/podesta-emails/ and https://voat.co/v/pizzagate/1536160

    For those wanting more or less complete coverage of this and related issues, I've found the following site to ne a useful compendiumuseful: https://voat.co/v/pizzagate/1536160. The reader must be cautious since this site is a melange of fact, rumor, innuendo, and nonsense. But there is enough smoke there for any reasonable person to suspect a fire.

    After years of extensive investigation the Portugese police quietly concluded that the Madeline’s parents, both MDs gave the kids sleeping pills while the parents went to dinner

    That night the parents misjudged the dose. The best evidence that the parents did it is the corpse detection dog who alerted to the trunk of a car the parents rented 2 weeks after the disappearance of the child.

    Extensive forensic examination of the trunk revealed the presence of already dead human cells in the trunk.

    How and where the parents managed to hide the body the night girl disappeared is still a mystery But a 3 year old 35 pound body is small and easily fits in a suitcase or duffel bag.

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    • Replies: @Jus' Sayin'...
    That's one narrative and it's been pretty thoroughly discredited: See http://madeleinemythsexposed.pbworks.com/w/page/41720163/Analysis%20and%20Rebuttal%20of%20Pat%20Brown%27s%20ebook%20%22Profile%20of%20the%20Disappearance%20of%20Madeleine%20McCann%20%28UPDATE for the suppositions required to support this theory and the evidence against each. But you're entitled to believe whatever you want.
    , @Expletive Deleted
    .. or a small undercounter fridge.
  32. Alden says:
    @Wizard of Oz
    Thank you for advancing my knowledge of the literature. Let me in turn give you reason to revise your conclusion that Ashkenazi are largely of Khazar stock by weaving my points into anecdote.

    I found myself many years ago sittong next to a well known learned rabbi/historian at an interminable ceremony and, mind wandering, I recalled a Blackwoods Magazine article I had read when I was 22 that expounded the great Khazar conversion theory, but suddenly had an awkward question flash through my mind. Now I hope to lodge it in your mind as well.

    My question was "how did a Khazar people come to be universally, as mother tongue, speakers of a German dialect, namely Yiddish? " My rabbi friend (who remains the only rabbi I know well and regard as a friend) then gave Koestler's book as a source and said, picking up my point I suppose, that there had been Jews in the Rhineland before the Germans got there. Presumably male merchants (succeeding the Phoenicians) who waited so long for Jewish brides to turn up from Judaea that the local Celtic girls got their claws into them and bred the first lot of blue eyed (second generation) and redhaired Jews. Greg Cochran, who occasionally contributes in UR comments, is seriously expert and says Ashkenazi are 48 to 58 per cent genetically European [from memory] and that most of the mixing occurred in northern Italy.

    My rabbi friend recommended Paul Johnson's "History of the Jews" when I asked if there was a good one. Johnson was born an Irish Catholic with an Irish surname and temains Catholic so, if you don't know his work, you can at least take it that he had no Jewish axe to grind.

    According to various Jewish historians, Jews arrived in Germany around 100BC as civilian contractors with the Roman army.
    The Jewish historians neglect that the Jews were the slave dealers who brought the captured Germans to the slave markets all over Roman territory.

    Koestler’s book is a well researched well reasoned book. His theory has been disproved by DNA research that proves that the blondist European and the darkest Misrahi middle eastern Jews share DNA

    But the DNA research was done by the government of Israel which lies about everything.
    There is also the theory that at least some of that Middle eastern Jewish DNA in European Jews is actually pre Jewish middle eastern DNA from 12,000, 10,000 BC people who wandered into Europe.
    So, who knows, who cares.

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  33. Alden says:
    @Gene Su

    Before the Philly mob was laid low, heroin and black crimes were largely absent from South Philly.
     
    I don't understand why the black gangs don't try to do what the Italian Mafia and every other mob around the world does. Say what you will about the Mafia: they keep their neighborhoods safe. If you raped or attacked someone who had mob connections, you would end up in deep do-do. If the blacks gangs murdered every black A-hole who shot an innocent black kid or raped a black lady, crime would massively drop in the 'hood.

    What can one expect of an ethnic group whose average IQ is borderline retarded 85, with a full 40 percent below 80 IQ?

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  34. Alden says:
    @Gene Su
    I heard somewhere that the hit man portrayed by Joe Pesci in Goodfellas, Tommy DeSimone, was killed because he screwed around with the wives of several of his mob colleagues. A big no-no but he would have been whacked far sooner had he not been a favorite son of the mob.

    In the movie it was because he killed Billy Batz and was just too wild and troublesome. The only reason he was allowed to live so long was because he was a good earner and made so much money kicked up to the bosses

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  35. In an attempt to get back on the topic of Dinh’s Dives I offer some observations on the general theme of the “mob”.

    People of my vintage would have gotten their first exposure to the Italian mafia via the excellent movie The Godfather. In that movie the Cosa Nostra was humanized and arguably glorified. Different life, different challenges sure but still with a backbone of family and a general sense of morality (Vito Corleoni’s aversion to the drug trade).

    In my life this notion was disturbed when I read the book Donnie Brasco some 20 years later. It actually surprised me to learn that these ‘goodfellas’ were actually illiterate losers hustling small change in every way shape and form and constantly being broke despite pulling off some good scores.

    My business career brought me into several indirect associations with these types and I found the revised stereotype to be true. The excellent HBO series The Sopranos is as close to being accurate as I know these things to be. Bottom line, there is no there there.

    Romanticized recollections of so called mob personalities as relayed in the body of Dinh’s article are just that, romanticized.

    Added to which with the introduction of RICO laws and immunity for murder to supply testimony revealed that these tough guys actually had no honour and balls of bull canary birds when it came to saving their own pathetic keesters despite pledging Omerta to preserve the family.

    The Chechen mafia, now we are talking about real mofos.

    Just things I heard while talking to myself……

    Cheers-

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    Romanticized recollections of so called mob personalities as relayed in the body of Dinh’s article are just that, romanticized.
     
    True...The cash cow "bookmaking" requires nevcr- ending patience. Another burnt cup of coffee waiting to square up with player A, so player B can get payed.And then all the endless creative stalling, why they can't shit out the money.[that's where shylocking comes in]... Thats why it's called a gambling"ring". Not very exciting.

    Added to which with the introduction of RICO laws and immunity for murder to supply testimony revealed that these tough guys actually had no honour and balls of bull canary birds when it came to saving their own pathetic keesters despite pledging Omerta to preserve the family.
     
    No,no...There is high-tech savvy, and delaying of gratification well into the future.
    As long as America culture revolves around cheering the negro athletes, there will be Italian math wonks, together with a predisposition for tribal violence{to protect turf]

    Think about it.

    No women, fags or minorities need apply..

    Tax free earnings.

    No virtue signalling bullshit corporate philanthropy [Alright, so Gotti threw a fireworks display every July 4th]

    In olden days, curmudgeons and malcontents could go west..or ride with the mongols on the Russian steppes....or leap off of a viking ship and go berserker..

    Nowadays... what is there for men?

    Oh yes, a lifetime on a cubicle farm, under unnatural fluorescent lighting..

    Kissing some bitches ass, or a goofball retarded minority. Or better yet, a brainwashed college faggot..

    Debt peonage..

    So, this thing- they call our thing- has its allure.

  36. Ron Unz needs to create a ‘hide Jew comments’ button for this website.

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    • Replies: @Anon
    I love the honesty of this site but I wonder if Ron Unz views it as a Frankenstein's monster of anti jewish sentiment.
    , @jacques sheete

    Ron Unz needs to create a ‘hide Jew comments’ button for this website.

     

    If that, then "hide holocaust" ones as well.

    "Hitler," "Muslim," "Black," and "anti-Semite" too.

    And why stop there? Any blinders for "holocaust museums"? They're pretty much everywhere and in your face 24/7.
  37. Anon says: • Disclaimer
    @Z-man
    Besides that which you say about the real criminals of the world, the classic mob is unfortunately always centered on the Italians for many reasons and I'll give you just a few;
    The Jews that own the media don't want to show the criminal American Jews from the same era as the classic Italian mobsters to deflect any bad press and feelings on the Italian instead of their landsmen. 'Let the dumb goyim think that only Italians are mobsters and not the hard working, brainy Jews.' To this day Italians are still portrayed as the only classic 'bad guys' even thought the Ex Soviet Jew mob is more brutal, dangerous and successful in their criminal ways.
    Another reason is that Italians make so much more interesting, colorful and better subject matter than Khazar Jews, obviously. Who wants to read or see so many of those Ashkenazi's in front of the lens or on paper. They already run everything behind the lens anyway! (Wry grin)

    I don’t claim to be an expert on mob movies or other media, but weren’t the Jews given a fairly prominent role in The Godfather? There was Moe Greene and Hyman Roth and I think a few others. Though it’s true Jewish mobsters are hardly ever the protagonists; I guess Latins (or occasionally Irishmen) just have more screen cachet.

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    Yeah thanks to the power of Mario Puzzo and Coppola. Without them those characters and a few anti Jooish comments would have never been included in the first two Godfathers. No mention of Jooz in the third one though, the PC police probably prevented it, meaning Jewish power had got to the point that any negative depiction of Jews was becoming totally taboo unlike in the era of I & II.
    On the other point Jew stereotypes have been almost completely expunged from the 'entertainment' industry while stereotypes of Italians have not and were eagerly promoted by the Jews (with Anglo acquiescence) in the thirties and forties at the expense of Italians.
    , @JL

    Though it’s true Jewish mobsters are hardly ever the protagonists
     
    Two other films that come to mind immediately are Bugsy and Billy Bathgate, both with Jewish gangster protagonists.
    , @Expletive Deleted
    Meyer Wolfsheim looms over Gatsby as an eminence grise allegedly modelled on Arnold Rothstein. Then there's Meyer Lansky ('Mogul of the Mob') as Roth etc.
  38. Agent76 says:

    Mar 12, 2017 What is the Difference Between a Fascist and an Anti-Fascist with Larken Rose

    Jeff interviews Larken Rose, topics include: defining alt right and antifa, both totalitarian, the current use of the term ‘nazi’, power cannot be used for freedom, state indoctrination, a criticism of Stefan Moleneux, open or closed borders, some perspective on the Muslim ‘threat’, the US troops are the real terrorists, the immorality of statist ‘libertarians’, ‘anarchists’ for Trump, Trump is pro military and police state, Larken’s seminars on debating with statists, bypassing statist indoctrination, ‘Candles in the Dark’, logic and evidence do not work, statism basically a cult, The Mirror to be more effective than any conversation, exponential growth of freedom, the end of the ruling class, Larken’s report on Anarchapulco and on becoming a Jeanjacketarian!

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  39. Agent76 says:

    April 2nd, 2017 Manipulating the American Mind

    In today’s information age, so different from my early years and young adulthood, it’s simple to stay well informed. Yet too few people bother, relying instead on media propaganda, especially so-called television “news,” brainwashing them, assuring they’re good citizens and stay that way, suppressing what everyone most needs to know.

    http://www.thepeoplesvoice.org/TPV3/Voices.php/2017/04/02/manipulating-the-american-mind#more44481

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  40. Anon says: • Disclaimer
    @TelfoedJohn
    Ron Unz needs to create a 'hide Jew comments' button for this website.

    I love the honesty of this site but I wonder if Ron Unz views it as a Frankenstein’s monster of anti jewish sentiment.

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    • Replies: @Dan Hayes
    Anon:

    The important thing is that Ron permits these wide ranges of opinions!
    , @Anonymous
    Tell the truth and shame the devil?

    Better for everyone in the long run.
  41. Dan Hayes says:
    @Anon
    I love the honesty of this site but I wonder if Ron Unz views it as a Frankenstein's monster of anti jewish sentiment.

    Anon:

    The important thing is that Ron permits these wide ranges of opinions!

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    • Agree: jacques sheete, Ivy
    • Replies: @Z-man
    True but it could get to the point of self censorship. A few years back Pat Buchanan closed up his old site that had a big comments section because of complaints by 'media types' of 'anti Semitic' views & comments. Of course Pat is a more high profile persona who attracts more attacks and needed to protect his reputation/legacy in the main steam media. Maybe Unz doesn't care or has the power not to intimidated by the tribe, if so I salute you Unz.
    , @Ivy
    And the columnist breadth and quality!
  42. Z-man says:
    @Anon
    I don't claim to be an expert on mob movies or other media, but weren't the Jews given a fairly prominent role in The Godfather? There was Moe Greene and Hyman Roth and I think a few others. Though it's true Jewish mobsters are hardly ever the protagonists; I guess Latins (or occasionally Irishmen) just have more screen cachet.

    Yeah thanks to the power of Mario Puzzo and Coppola. Without them those characters and a few anti Jooish comments would have never been included in the first two Godfathers. No mention of Jooz in the third one though, the PC police probably prevented it, meaning Jewish power had got to the point that any negative depiction of Jews was becoming totally taboo unlike in the era of I & II.
    On the other point Jew stereotypes have been almost completely expunged from the ‘entertainment’ industry while stereotypes of Italians have not and were eagerly promoted by the Jews (with Anglo acquiescence) in the thirties and forties at the expense of Italians.

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    There was actually an Italian American version of the ADL: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Italian-American_Civil_Rights_League

    Amusingly, it was founded by mobster Joseph Colombo, and fought against 'stereotypes' like representations of the mafia in the media. It collapsed after Colombo was assassinated, probably by another mafioso.

    Jews are not so dim-witted about their ethnic lobbying.

    I wonder why there is no Swedish American ADL? Could it be that the worse the behaviour, the more groups spring up to protect the trouble-makers?
  43. Z-man says:
    @Dan Hayes
    Anon:

    The important thing is that Ron permits these wide ranges of opinions!

    True but it could get to the point of self censorship. A few years back Pat Buchanan closed up his old site that had a big comments section because of complaints by ‘media types’ of ‘anti Semitic’ views & comments. Of course Pat is a more high profile persona who attracts more attacks and needed to protect his reputation/legacy in the main steam media. Maybe Unz doesn’t care or has the power not to intimidated by the tribe, if so I salute you Unz.

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    • Agree: Dan Hayes
    • Replies: @Z-man

    Maybe Unz doesn’t care or has the power not to intimidated by the tribe, if so I salute you Unz.
     
    Oh he's a Jew, so he has immunity, LOL!! Thanks anyway Ron! LOL!! I hope your fellow tribe members let you continue to have this site.
  44. @TelfoedJohn
    Ron Unz needs to create a 'hide Jew comments' button for this website.

    Ron Unz needs to create a ‘hide Jew comments’ button for this website.

    If that, then “hide holocaust” ones as well.

    “Hitler,” “Muslim,” “Black,” and “anti-Semite” too.

    And why stop there? Any blinders for “holocaust museums”? They’re pretty much everywhere and in your face 24/7.

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  45. Yet too few people bother, relying instead on media propaganda, especially so-called television “news,” brainwashing them, assuring they’re good citizens…

    Amen. Come to think of it, I doubt they even wanna hear the truth; only ego preening crapola computes. The commercial media are basically a narcissism fix.

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  46. Z-man says:
    @Z-man
    True but it could get to the point of self censorship. A few years back Pat Buchanan closed up his old site that had a big comments section because of complaints by 'media types' of 'anti Semitic' views & comments. Of course Pat is a more high profile persona who attracts more attacks and needed to protect his reputation/legacy in the main steam media. Maybe Unz doesn't care or has the power not to intimidated by the tribe, if so I salute you Unz.

    Maybe Unz doesn’t care or has the power not to intimidated by the tribe, if so I salute you Unz.

    Oh he’s a Jew, so he has immunity, LOL!! Thanks anyway Ron! LOL!! I hope your fellow tribe members let you continue to have this site.

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  47. @Z-man
    Yeah thanks to the power of Mario Puzzo and Coppola. Without them those characters and a few anti Jooish comments would have never been included in the first two Godfathers. No mention of Jooz in the third one though, the PC police probably prevented it, meaning Jewish power had got to the point that any negative depiction of Jews was becoming totally taboo unlike in the era of I & II.
    On the other point Jew stereotypes have been almost completely expunged from the 'entertainment' industry while stereotypes of Italians have not and were eagerly promoted by the Jews (with Anglo acquiescence) in the thirties and forties at the expense of Italians.

    There was actually an Italian American version of the ADL: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Italian-American_Civil_Rights_League

    Amusingly, it was founded by mobster Joseph Colombo, and fought against ‘stereotypes’ like representations of the mafia in the media. It collapsed after Colombo was assassinated, probably by another mafioso.

    Jews are not so dim-witted about their ethnic lobbying.

    I wonder why there is no Swedish American ADL? Could it be that the worse the behaviour, the more groups spring up to protect the trouble-makers?

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    Jews are not so dim-witted about their ethnic lobbying.

    I wonder why there is no Swedish American ADL? Could it be that the worse the behaviour, the more groups spring up to protect the trouble-makers?
     

    To be PC in deference to our host, lol, I'll leave it at that and there are a lot of Joo-ish organizations out there (wink)...and they're anything but dim witted.
  48. Anonymous says: • Disclaimer
    @Anon
    I love the honesty of this site but I wonder if Ron Unz views it as a Frankenstein's monster of anti jewish sentiment.

    Tell the truth and shame the devil?

    Better for everyone in the long run.

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  49. Z-man says:
    @TelfoedJohn
    There was actually an Italian American version of the ADL: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Italian-American_Civil_Rights_League

    Amusingly, it was founded by mobster Joseph Colombo, and fought against 'stereotypes' like representations of the mafia in the media. It collapsed after Colombo was assassinated, probably by another mafioso.

    Jews are not so dim-witted about their ethnic lobbying.

    I wonder why there is no Swedish American ADL? Could it be that the worse the behaviour, the more groups spring up to protect the trouble-makers?

    Jews are not so dim-witted about their ethnic lobbying.

    I wonder why there is no Swedish American ADL? Could it be that the worse the behaviour, the more groups spring up to protect the trouble-makers?

    To be PC in deference to our host, lol, I’ll leave it at that and there are a lot of Joo-ish organizations out there (wink)…and they’re anything but dim witted.

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  50. Ivy says:
    @Dan Hayes
    Anon:

    The important thing is that Ron permits these wide ranges of opinions!

    And the columnist breadth and quality!

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  51. JL says:
    @Anon
    I don't claim to be an expert on mob movies or other media, but weren't the Jews given a fairly prominent role in The Godfather? There was Moe Greene and Hyman Roth and I think a few others. Though it's true Jewish mobsters are hardly ever the protagonists; I guess Latins (or occasionally Irishmen) just have more screen cachet.

    Though it’s true Jewish mobsters are hardly ever the protagonists

    Two other films that come to mind immediately are Bugsy and Billy Bathgate, both with Jewish gangster protagonists.

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  52. @Timur The Lame
    In an attempt to get back on the topic of Dinh's Dives I offer some observations on the general theme of the "mob".

    People of my vintage would have gotten their first exposure to the Italian mafia via the excellent movie The Godfather. In that movie the Cosa Nostra was humanized and arguably glorified. Different life, different challenges sure but still with a backbone of family and a general sense of morality (Vito Corleoni's aversion to the drug trade).

    In my life this notion was disturbed when I read the book Donnie Brasco some 20 years later. It actually surprised me to learn that these 'goodfellas' were actually illiterate losers hustling small change in every way shape and form and constantly being broke despite pulling off some good scores.

    My business career brought me into several indirect associations with these types and I found the revised stereotype to be true. The excellent HBO series The Sopranos is as close to being accurate as I know these things to be. Bottom line, there is no there there.

    Romanticized recollections of so called mob personalities as relayed in the body of Dinh's article are just that, romanticized.

    Added to which with the introduction of RICO laws and immunity for murder to supply testimony revealed that these tough guys actually had no honour and balls of bull canary birds when it came to saving their own pathetic keesters despite pledging Omerta to preserve the family.

    The Chechen mafia, now we are talking about real mofos.

    Just things I heard while talking to myself......

    Cheers-

    Romanticized recollections of so called mob personalities as relayed in the body of Dinh’s article are just that, romanticized.

    True…The cash cow “bookmaking” requires nevcr- ending patience. Another burnt cup of coffee waiting to square up with player A, so player B can get payed.And then all the endless creative stalling, why they can’t shit out the money.[that's where shylocking comes in]… Thats why it’s called a gambling”ring”. Not very exciting.

    Added to which with the introduction of RICO laws and immunity for murder to supply testimony revealed that these tough guys actually had no honour and balls of bull canary birds when it came to saving their own pathetic keesters despite pledging Omerta to preserve the family.

    No,no…There is high-tech savvy, and delaying of gratification well into the future.
    As long as America culture revolves around cheering the negro athletes, there will be Italian math wonks, together with a predisposition for tribal violence{to protect turf]

    Think about it.

    No women, fags or minorities need apply..

    Tax free earnings.

    No virtue signalling bullshit corporate philanthropy [Alright, so Gotti threw a fireworks display every July 4th]

    In olden days, curmudgeons and malcontents could go west..or ride with the mongols on the Russian steppes….or leap off of a viking ship and go berserker..

    Nowadays… what is there for men?

    Oh yes, a lifetime on a cubicle farm, under unnatural fluorescent lighting..

    Kissing some bitches ass, or a goofball retarded minority. Or better yet, a brainwashed college faggot..

    Debt peonage..

    So, this thing- they call our thing- has its allure.

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    As long as America culture revolves around cheering the negro athletes, there will be Italian math wonks, together with a predisposition for tribal violence{to protect turf]
     
    ?
  53. Truth says:
    @Stonehands

    Romanticized recollections of so called mob personalities as relayed in the body of Dinh’s article are just that, romanticized.
     
    True...The cash cow "bookmaking" requires nevcr- ending patience. Another burnt cup of coffee waiting to square up with player A, so player B can get payed.And then all the endless creative stalling, why they can't shit out the money.[that's where shylocking comes in]... Thats why it's called a gambling"ring". Not very exciting.

    Added to which with the introduction of RICO laws and immunity for murder to supply testimony revealed that these tough guys actually had no honour and balls of bull canary birds when it came to saving their own pathetic keesters despite pledging Omerta to preserve the family.
     
    No,no...There is high-tech savvy, and delaying of gratification well into the future.
    As long as America culture revolves around cheering the negro athletes, there will be Italian math wonks, together with a predisposition for tribal violence{to protect turf]

    Think about it.

    No women, fags or minorities need apply..

    Tax free earnings.

    No virtue signalling bullshit corporate philanthropy [Alright, so Gotti threw a fireworks display every July 4th]

    In olden days, curmudgeons and malcontents could go west..or ride with the mongols on the Russian steppes....or leap off of a viking ship and go berserker..

    Nowadays... what is there for men?

    Oh yes, a lifetime on a cubicle farm, under unnatural fluorescent lighting..

    Kissing some bitches ass, or a goofball retarded minority. Or better yet, a brainwashed college faggot..

    Debt peonage..

    So, this thing- they call our thing- has its allure.

    As long as America culture revolves around cheering the negro athletes, there will be Italian math wonks, together with a predisposition for tribal violence{to protect turf]

    ?

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    • Agree: Z-man
    • Replies: @Stonehands
    Cheering the negro athletes is concordant- and dependent on gambling. Italian bookies have the brains and muscle to protect their enterprise.
  54. @Truth

    As long as America culture revolves around cheering the negro athletes, there will be Italian math wonks, together with a predisposition for tribal violence{to protect turf]
     
    ?

    Cheering the negro athletes is concordant- and dependent on gambling. Italian bookies have the brains and muscle to protect their enterprise.

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  55. @Alden
    After years of extensive investigation the Portugese police quietly concluded that the Madeline's parents, both MDs gave the kids sleeping pills while the parents went to dinner

    That night the parents misjudged the dose. The best evidence that the parents did it is the corpse detection dog who alerted to the trunk of a car the parents rented 2 weeks after the disappearance of the child.

    Extensive forensic examination of the trunk revealed the presence of already dead human cells in the trunk.

    How and where the parents managed to hide the body the night girl disappeared is still a mystery But a 3 year old 35 pound body is small and easily fits in a suitcase or duffel bag.

    That’s one narrative and it’s been pretty thoroughly discredited: See http://madeleinemythsexposed.pbworks.com/w/page/41720163/Analysis%20and%20Rebuttal%20of%20Pat%20Brown%27s%20ebook%20%22Profile%20of%20the%20Disappearance%20of%20Madeleine%20McCann%20%28UPDATE for the suppositions required to support this theory and the evidence against each. But you’re entitled to believe whatever you want.

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  56. Truth says:
    @Stonehands
    Cheering the negro athletes is concordant- and dependent on gambling. Italian bookies have the brains and muscle to protect their enterprise.

    Oh, that clears it up.

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  57. Anon says: • Disclaimer

    Linh Dinh on Hedges

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    • Replies: @Talha
    Thanks for the video - excellent interview by two men I respect!

    Peace.
  58. Talha says:
    @Anon
    Linh Dinh on Hedges

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TD0qoet92sU

    Thanks for the video – excellent interview by two men I respect!

    Peace.

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    • Replies: @Z-man
    I watched a bit of the video, Hedges seems a bit too left but good watch!
  59. Z-man says:
    @Talha
    Thanks for the video - excellent interview by two men I respect!

    Peace.

    I watched a bit of the video, Hedges seems a bit too left but good watch!

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  60. @Alden
    After years of extensive investigation the Portugese police quietly concluded that the Madeline's parents, both MDs gave the kids sleeping pills while the parents went to dinner

    That night the parents misjudged the dose. The best evidence that the parents did it is the corpse detection dog who alerted to the trunk of a car the parents rented 2 weeks after the disappearance of the child.

    Extensive forensic examination of the trunk revealed the presence of already dead human cells in the trunk.

    How and where the parents managed to hide the body the night girl disappeared is still a mystery But a 3 year old 35 pound body is small and easily fits in a suitcase or duffel bag.

    .. or a small undercounter fridge.

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  61. @Anon
    I don't claim to be an expert on mob movies or other media, but weren't the Jews given a fairly prominent role in The Godfather? There was Moe Greene and Hyman Roth and I think a few others. Though it's true Jewish mobsters are hardly ever the protagonists; I guess Latins (or occasionally Irishmen) just have more screen cachet.

    Meyer Wolfsheim looms over Gatsby as an eminence grise allegedly modelled on Arnold Rothstein. Then there’s Meyer Lansky (‘Mogul of the Mob’) as Roth etc.

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  62. Sean says:

    Dom, “This guy screwed someone’s teenage daughter, so he was found dead, with his dick stuffed in his mouth. That’s how it was done.”

    That’s funny because I have read Mafia influence proceeded to expand through cities along with a massive increase in prostitution. It was number one of the warnings by Irish gangsters about allowing Capone’s to move in. Before drugs, and even after prostitution was THE moneymaker. Maybe the local Goodfather protected Coda Nostra members daughters from seduction, or at a pinch Sicilian or even Italians, but I think everyone else was a lot worse off.

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