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I’ve hung out with poet Hai-Dang Phan in quite a few places. Since our first meeting in Certaldo, Italy in 2003, we’ve downed a few pints together in New York, Washington, Milwaukee, Iowa, Illinois, Philadelphia, Hanoi, Saigon and Vung Tau. This week, Hai-Dang flew down from Boston, and with his rented car, we spent two days visiting a handful of Pennsylvania and New Jersey towns.

I had wanted to show Hai-Dang Bethlehem and Allentown, but Steven Byler in Friendly Lounge suggested Intercourse, Lititz and other hamlets around Lancaster, so off we went, but the joke was on us, for Intercourse, at least, was nothing but a tourist trap, with stores peddling schlock paintings, garish animal sculptures, doofus T-shirts and Amish quilts, which are quite magnificent, undoubtedly, but mostly made by Hmong refugees.

Allentown’s The Morning Call explained in 2006:

Most quilt shop owners do not mention their Southeast Asian workers. That would spoil the image of a Lancaster quilt as the product of strictly Amish or Mennonite hands. Quilt tags in pricey shops credit the work of Lancaster’s Plain People, but rarely the Hmong, who are referred to as “local Lancaster quilters” if at all.

To keep the identities of these women from the eyes of tourists, some shop owners won’t allow Hmong in their stores during business hours and make them use the back door when delivering piecework. One Amish shop owner once made a Hmong seamstress hide in the coal cellar. It is the dark side of the alliance that has existed for more than two decades.

The day was saved, however, for we found a very honest and hospitable bar in nearby New Holland, next to the railroad tracks. Its sign showed a flying dart, martini glass and an 8 ball, with “12 WINGS and 6 SHRIMP” advertised beneath it, but with no price. The Bud Light neon in its one window was turned on, and there were half a dozen cars and trucks in the parking lot.

Behind Shooters Crossing, we spotted a confederate flag fluttering over a trailer. It shouldn’t surprise that many in rural America identify with the South, for they both cherish community, the land and traditional values, and are equally contemptuous of the coastal elites, with their globalist ideology.

Opening the door to a dark and surprisingly large space, we were greeted by Hank Williams’ Lost Highway. “This is perfect!” I exclaimed. As opposed to Leon Payne’s jaunty and oddly cheerful delivery, Williams imbued his slowed down rendition with just the right, genius dosage of grief, regret and world weariness, but that’s why he’s the man. A decade later, Johnny Horton would smear on us his cheeseball version.

There were 12 beers on tap, with some excellent microbrews, which beat, by a mile, all the Philly dives I haunt.

The Hank Williams medicine didn’t last long, for soon after our first chug of Dogwood, the Village People’s gay anthem came blasting on, “I’ve got to be a macho! (dig the hair on my chest) Macho, macho man (see my big thick moustache).” Raps and oldies alternated the rest of the evening.

We talked to a retired gentleman who made money, under the table, driving Amish people around. “It’s the easiest job,” Frank chuckled. “Some of these people have money, man. I know an Amish guy with 140 acres in Virginia, that he uses just for hunting deer and pheasants.” Frank seemed very relaxed. He has a son studying at Drexel.

Frank, “The Amish do some weird things, but they’re very good with their hands, and they know how to work. If you hire an Amish roofer, he won’t quit even ten minutes early. They work hard, man. Same with the Mexicans. They’ll get a lot more done than your average American.”

Amish don’t drink. That evening, I did talk to a young man who had left the Mennonite Church eight years earlier. After freaking out, his parents had calmed down. With his muscle T, bottle of Bud and pack of Marlboro, the cheerful dude appeared no different from the others, except he wasn’t all tatted up. A woman put her arms around him. They laughed.

A prim couple ordered wings, french fries and onions rings, found everything disgusting, so threw paper napkins on their nearly full plate and left. We weren’t the only strangers, obviously. Sensibly, the barkeep took the goodies to the other end of the bar, where a regular happily gobbled them up.

“I almost asked them for the food myself,” I said to Kristen, laughing. “I’m glad you didn’t throw it away.”

“I don’t know why they acted like that,” she frowned. “There’s nothing wrong with the food.”

At a pool table, two well-inked guys cued up in a haze of cigarette smoke.

New Holland’s Main Street was dominated by antique stores. “A lot of these towns are like this,” Hai-Dang commented. “Everyone is selling junk as antiques! Growing up, it was garage or lawn sales every weekend with my mom. Driving through even smaller towns, you’d see all these lawn signs for yard sales, in places with hardly any people. I picture all these people in small towns wearing each other’s second hand clothes!”

There was a restaurant, La Casita, that flew a Puerto Rican flag. Fleeing exorbitant New York, thousands of Puerto Ricans and Dominicans have moved into rural Pennsylvania.

ORDER IT NOW

Hai-Dang grew up in small town Wisconsin, then went to college in Grinnell, Iowa, population 9,200, where he’s now a professor. Hai-Dang also studied in Madison and Gainesville, and has traveled all over. Although rooted enough to the Midwest, he is also a cosmopolitan. His part Iranian, part English girlfriend lives in Worcester, Massachusetts, so Hai-Dang spends months there at a time. Last Thanksgiving, they vacationed in Miami. Still escaping the snow, they showed up in Santa Monica in March, then whooped it up in New Orleans in the Spring.

The term “rootless cosmopolitan” was coined by a 19th century Russian literary critic, Vissarion Belinsky, then popularized by Joseph Stalin in the 1940’s, to describe Soviet Jewish intellectuals who were, in his mind, traitors to Russia. Instead of extolling Russian/Soviet culture, they were open to the West, and they sided with Israel, naturally, whereas Soviet Russia backed the Arabs.

With his blue passport, English and a bit of cash, Americans can explore the world more easily than ever, with many spending extended time overseas. Even if he goes nowhere, however, the world will come to him, for the USA is a come-on and magnet for all nationalities. This country’s reigning ideology is also globalist and progressive, which means a serial rejection of the past, so we are already, in many ways, a country of rootless cosmopolitans.

Waging war against the world, we preach world peace constantly, and wail, “We are the world, we are the children,” as we chronically bomb helpless men, women and children, for the American/Israeli worldview must be propped up at all costs.

Here today, gone tomorrow. Maybe I’ll move to Costa Rica or Thailand? The Jersey City or San Jose I grew up in has permanently changed anyway, so there’s no home to go back to.

In Lancaster County, the Amish stubbornly maintain their age-old ways, and though they have shrewdly adapted, as in hiring Hmong seamstresses, they still refuse to pick up arms, no matter the cause, and they don’t fly. As with all traditional societies, they respect hierarchies and observe clear division between the sexes, which they still, somehow, only count as two, and not 63.

Although almost everything they do is a rejection of America, they cause little resentment, because they don’t tirelessly deform, manipulate or kill anyone. In fact, as our collapse becomes more undeniable, more Americans will turn to them for examples, but being defenseless, they might not survive this nation’s next chapter.

Like the Hmongs, maybe they’ll fly, at last, to some baffling, faraway land, where they can perform their marvelous handiwork each long day, for next to nothing.

Linh Dinh’s latest books are Postcards from the End of America (non-fiction) and A Mere Rica (poetry). He maintains a regularly updated photo blog.

 
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  1. bob sykes says:

    Some time ago, the Columbus Dispatch ran an article comparing Amish farms with conventional farms. Although the crop yields on Amish farms were substantially lower than those on conventional farms (about 2/3), the Amish farms were far more profitable.

    It was a matter of inputs. The Amish farms use unpaid family labor (with occasional aid from neighbors); operate on a cash-only basis, no loans or interest; use no powered machinery and hence little or nor fuel or maintenance; use no fertilizer or pesticides, and use no electricity or electrical appliances. Some denominations allow community telephones.

    The rigor of Amish practice depends somewhat on the local bishop and elders, and the practice of using the English (all non-Amish are English) for transport is common. On the other hand, our local Walmart’s parking usually has a couple of Amish shays, and one has to look out for horse manure.

    They make good neighbors (at a distance), good workers, skilled craftsmen and are peaceable. They have spread from Pennsylvania to Iowa. In Darwinian terms, they are well-adapted and successful. They continue to spread and prosper. Someday, you will need to speak Deutsch to travel the Midwest.

    As an aside, the Confederate battle flay is common in my area, and it often flies next to the American flag. People who display it are generally thought to be White trash, but they are likely to be more decent than your average college professor, and are guaranteed to be better people than any journalist.

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    • Replies: @John Burns, Gettysburg Partisan
    In places like Lancaster, non-Amish farmers are generally forced by property taxes and incentivized by macroeconomic government planning to grow crops like corn, soy, and hay in large quantities.

    Because of their labor factors, the Amish are able to grow more high-labor, high-value specialty crops.

    Wendell Berry writes constantly on the foolishness of an economic system that causes farmers in, for instance, the hills of Kentucky to grow high-erosion row crops like corn.

    , @RadicalCenter
    I respect the Amish, too, and I’m glad that they’re still growing in number.

    Mexicans and other “Latinos” will greatly outnumber the Amish in the Midwest, though, and you’ll need Spanish there just like most of the rest of the former USA.
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  2. Amish do drink beer, but just don’t want anybody to know they do. That’s why a smart fisherman always takes along two Amishmen fishing. Two Yoders won’t drink all your beer! :)

    Most of the “Amish” quilts out for sale are sewn by quilting machines. You can tell by examining the stitch. The Hmong are used to replicate the more expensive hand-stitched look for those tourists who know the difference in quilts.

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  3. eah says:

    …many in rural America identify with the South, for they both cherish community, the land and traditional values, and are equally contemptuous of the coastal elites, with their globalist ideology.

    Traveling thru the South some years ago, I stopped in Vicksburg, MS — talking to locals, several told me they really didn’t celebrate the 4th of July there — no fireworks etc.

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    There is a reason the 4th hasn't always been popular in Vicksburg.

    https://www.abbevilleinstitute.org/blog/why-vicksburg-canceled-the-fourth-of-july-for-a-generation/
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  4. Mario964 says:

    When mentioning Hmong women I would have expected an enlightened writer like Linh Dinh to spend at least few words about their plight in the Hmong traditional culture where raping young girls is a socially accepted widespread practice, with no attention paid by US law enforcement to such hideous crime occurring so frequently among the immigrate Hmong communities.
    No sympathy on my side for the Hmong, I deeply despise them and I would strongly advocate castration for the criminal males inured to raping young girls.
    Shameful and inhuman traditional cultures like the Hmong’s should be uprooted and thrown into the trash bin of barbarity in human history.

    Please see:
    Woman in Hmong community breaks code of silence to report ‘rape and forced marriage’
    The Independent.

    https://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/americas/woman-in-hmong-community-breaks-code-of-silence-to-report-rape-and-forced-marriage-a6683696.html

    Patriarchy is Hurting Us: A Hmong Woman Naming and Shaming It
    University of Minnesota.

    https://www.academia.edu/24711126/Patriarchy_is_Hurting_Us_A_Hmong_Woman_Naming_and_Shaming_It

    Tools of Perpetuation and Empowerment: The Influences of Dab Neeg and Paj Ntaub on the Construction of Identity and Gender Roles among Hmong/Hmong American women
    University of Colorado, Boulder

    https://www.google.it/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=web&cd=3&cad=rja&uact=8&ved=0ahUKEwjTooid5o_cAhWGDewKHZLMBuIQFgg4MAI&url=https%3A%2F%2Fscholar.colorado.edu%2Fcgi%2Fviewcontent.cgi%3Farticle%3D1702%26context%3Dhonr_theses&usg=AOvVaw3GzJuAZoPwPuIs5uKH8_Um

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    '...Shameful and inhuman traditional cultures like the Hmong’s should be uprooted and thrown into the trash bin of barbarity in human history...'

    While I'm hesitant to defend what you describe, you're a little too certain of yourself for my taste. You're really sure we've worked out the winning recipe?

    I'd be inclined to leave the Hmong alone. Naturally, any who actually want to leave their communities should be free to do so.
    , @Echoes of History
    Should the Louvre's depiction of "traditional culture where raping young girls is a socially accepted widespread practice" be tossed in the trash bin too? Where's your appreciation in art?

    http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:L%27Enlèvement_des_Sabines_–_Nicolas_Poussin_–_Musée_du_Louvre,_INV_7290_–_Q3110586.jpg

    "I really want White Space Marine White Sharia Rape Gangs"
    http://archive.org/details/youtube-agEx32p57mA

    Recently, researchers have discovered what yer ‘umble proprietor of this scandalous Chateau was telling you long long time: chicks dig violent, rape-y, dominating sex because it is in the nature of women to feel incredibly aroused submitting to a powerful, even sadistic, man, and this feeling is universal among women...

    Chicks Dig Violent Porn
    July 7, 2017 by CH
    http://heartiste.wordpress.com/2017/07/07/chicks-dig-violent-porn/
     
    , @Anonymous
    We like to pretend otherwise, but raping young girls is more the rule than the exception in third-world nations. It's just one part of what we're importing wholesale since 1965.
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  5. You would think that this website would be wildly favorable to the Amish because:

    https://www.citylab.com/equity/2012/08/exploding-amish-population-bubble/2795/

    Again and again the same people here who bemoan the lack of Whites in America don’t really support those Whites who, shock, are actually having loadsa White babies.

    Instead they honor the fading White groups, Confederates, drunks, and the like.

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    Did you read the article, they are importing non whites to produce cheaper quilts. So regardless how many white children they produce it is all pointless if those same children end up miscegenating with the third world hordes their parents helped import.
    , @MacNucc11
    I have not seen a comment negative toward the Amish yet so not sure where this is coming from.
    , @MBlanc46
    Speak for yourself anony-mouse.
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  6. Lancaster County used to have many more non-Amish farmers, but the Amish have taken over a lot because their children are raised to work like hell, whereas easy living mainstream America doesn’t value a hard but decent life in agriculture.

    Lancaster County has been invaded by cosmopolitan outsiders. In fact, many Amish have left the area because of increased taxes. Southwestern New York, Indiana, and Missouri have seen a rise in central PA Amish in search of cheaper land.

    Much of the center of Lancaster County was made up of farms, but has become despicably exurban. The farming is now concentrated in the south, east, and northeast of the county. Even those more rural areas are under pressure from America’s insatiable desire for cheap housing and lawn mower life.

    I am from south-central PA. There are many more “regular folks” farms west of the Susquehanna River. We have less “development pressure” over here than Lancaster, although still too much.

    Lancaster County is a good example of what’s wrong with our country, politically and culturally. With a system based around property taxes (as opposed to something like a land value tax), a devalued fiat dollar, and highway subsidies, some of the most precious farm land in the world is wasted in reasons best called “insensible.” Because of property taxes and road subsidies, it is simply cheaper in places like Lancaster County to build a parking lot or grow a monoculture corn field than build a high-employment vegetable farm with lots of out-buildings. It’s stupid, and it’s why we can’t have nice cities like in old Europe.

    FDR and his socialist New Deal began the process of destruction of inner cities and haphazard “development” of fringe farm land.

    Not coincidentally, the city of Lancaster itself is fairly dumpy American “inner city.”

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  7. @bob sykes
    Some time ago, the Columbus Dispatch ran an article comparing Amish farms with conventional farms. Although the crop yields on Amish farms were substantially lower than those on conventional farms (about 2/3), the Amish farms were far more profitable.

    It was a matter of inputs. The Amish farms use unpaid family labor (with occasional aid from neighbors); operate on a cash-only basis, no loans or interest; use no powered machinery and hence little or nor fuel or maintenance; use no fertilizer or pesticides, and use no electricity or electrical appliances. Some denominations allow community telephones.

    The rigor of Amish practice depends somewhat on the local bishop and elders, and the practice of using the English (all non-Amish are English) for transport is common. On the other hand, our local Walmart's parking usually has a couple of Amish shays, and one has to look out for horse manure.

    They make good neighbors (at a distance), good workers, skilled craftsmen and are peaceable. They have spread from Pennsylvania to Iowa. In Darwinian terms, they are well-adapted and successful. They continue to spread and prosper. Someday, you will need to speak Deutsch to travel the Midwest.

    As an aside, the Confederate battle flay is common in my area, and it often flies next to the American flag. People who display it are generally thought to be White trash, but they are likely to be more decent than your average college professor, and are guaranteed to be better people than any journalist.

    In places like Lancaster, non-Amish farmers are generally forced by property taxes and incentivized by macroeconomic government planning to grow crops like corn, soy, and hay in large quantities.

    Because of their labor factors, the Amish are able to grow more high-labor, high-value specialty crops.

    Wendell Berry writes constantly on the foolishness of an economic system that causes farmers in, for instance, the hills of Kentucky to grow high-erosion row crops like corn.

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  8. Johann says:

    I have been living in amish country for the past fourteen years. We escaped New Jersey when we retired because of the exorbitant tax mentality. Living among the Amish in their country is great. They are indeed good workers and we only hire amishmen to do work on the house because of their honesty. One of the great things about the old Order Amish is that thy do not send their children to the public government controlled schools nor do they tolerate television in their homes. They really do live the plain life. It is amazing to see how the “English” react to them especially the urban English who flood in here from places like Philadelphia , Brooklyn and elsewhere. They try to run their buggies off the road; a few years ago they shot a horse who was pulling a buggy. They complain about the horse manure on the roads, the child labor because children work with heir fathers and mothers in the field. They have large families and really do read the Bible and not some SJW version of it. They refuse to fight in the wars of the American Empire . However, contrary to myth, they do drink, smoke and they do own guns (they are big into hunting). I believe that they may be the model for any underground Christian community that wants to survive the Empire.

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  9. BTW isn’t ‘rootless cosmopolitan’ a good description of someone who is a resident of 2 countries at the same time.

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  10. It shouldn’t surprise that many in rural America identify with the South, for they both cherish community, the land and traditional values, and are equally contemptuous of the coastal elites, with their globalist ideology.

    Rural whites identify with the Confederacy because they see it as a rebellion against Washington, but they don’t realize that the Confederacy/British Empire is back in charge and running the country.

    Free trade
    3rd world immigration (slave trade)
    Natural resource based economy
    Southern Generals running the asylum/Empire
    Everyone defines themselves by skin color
    Cultural reverence for the military

    If I’m wrong, tell me what living in the Confederacy would look like.

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    It would be like living in Switzerland , the freest country in the world. The official name of Switzerland is The Confederacy of. Helvetia. It is a true Confederacy.
    , @KDM
    The Confederates were anti-free trade, they were extreme protectionists and did not want competition from the north. Otherwise your descriptions sounds right-on. The South also had a very aristocratic cultural hierarchy. The leaders were extremely elitist.
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  11. Johann says:
    @Low Voltage

    It shouldn’t surprise that many in rural America identify with the South, for they both cherish community, the land and traditional values, and are equally contemptuous of the coastal elites, with their globalist ideology.
     
    Rural whites identify with the Confederacy because they see it as a rebellion against Washington, but they don't realize that the Confederacy/British Empire is back in charge and running the country.

    Free trade
    3rd world immigration (slave trade)
    Natural resource based economy
    Southern Generals running the asylum/Empire
    Everyone defines themselves by skin color
    Cultural reverence for the military

    If I'm wrong, tell me what living in the Confederacy would look like.

    It would be like living in Switzerland , the freest country in the world. The official name of Switzerland is The Confederacy of. Helvetia. It is a true Confederacy.

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    In America, the Confederacy is all about financial swindles, endless wars abroad, police state for the homeland, low skilled labor, and a steady diet of GMOs, but there are plenty of cushy government and corporate jobs for the top 10%.
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  12. Batman says:

    Please don’t move to Costa Rica or Thailand. We need you here to help us understand ourselves. My 93 year old mom just died, and she grew up in Lancaster. Her father ran a pharmacy. She hadn’t been back in years and wouldn’t recognize it or really know why it’s changed. To the end she was watching the news on TV and cursing Trump but she thought the Bush family was the greatest.

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  13. @Mario964
    When mentioning Hmong women I would have expected an enlightened writer like Linh Dinh to spend at least few words about their plight in the Hmong traditional culture where raping young girls is a socially accepted widespread practice, with no attention paid by US law enforcement to such hideous crime occurring so frequently among the immigrate Hmong communities.
    No sympathy on my side for the Hmong, I deeply despise them and I would strongly advocate castration for the criminal males inured to raping young girls.
    Shameful and inhuman traditional cultures like the Hmong's should be uprooted and thrown into the trash bin of barbarity in human history.

    Please see:
    Woman in Hmong community breaks code of silence to report 'rape and forced marriage'
    The Independent.
    https://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/americas/woman-in-hmong-community-breaks-code-of-silence-to-report-rape-and-forced-marriage-a6683696.html

    Patriarchy is Hurting Us: A Hmong Woman Naming and Shaming It
    University of Minnesota.
    https://www.academia.edu/24711126/Patriarchy_is_Hurting_Us_A_Hmong_Woman_Naming_and_Shaming_It

    Tools of Perpetuation and Empowerment: The Influences of Dab Neeg and Paj Ntaub on the Construction of Identity and Gender Roles among Hmong/Hmong American women
    University of Colorado, Boulder
    https://www.google.it/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=web&cd=3&cad=rja&uact=8&ved=0ahUKEwjTooid5o_cAhWGDewKHZLMBuIQFgg4MAI&url=https%3A%2F%2Fscholar.colorado.edu%2Fcgi%2Fviewcontent.cgi%3Farticle%3D1702%26context%3Dhonr_theses&usg=AOvVaw3GzJuAZoPwPuIs5uKH8_Um

    ‘…Shameful and inhuman traditional cultures like the Hmong’s should be uprooted and thrown into the trash bin of barbarity in human history…’

    While I’m hesitant to defend what you describe, you’re a little too certain of yourself for my taste. You’re really sure we’ve worked out the winning recipe?

    I’d be inclined to leave the Hmong alone. Naturally, any who actually want to leave their communities should be free to do so.

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    Obviously leaving is a very easy and affordable option for 13 years old girls that have been raped and are forbidden by their family to report the crime to authority!
    Congratulations for so wise advice.
    , @RealAmericanValuesCirca1776Not1965
    Taking Mario964's comment at face value, it's more than a little shocking to me that there exists any scenario at all in which you could actually find a way to rationalize the turning of 2 blind eyes to pedophilia and other such gross violations of basic human rights, violations of children, in America?.

    Your reply almost reads as though you are suggesting that America has no right to denounce rape and pedophilia at all, much less from immigrant communities within it's own borders. And this, for no other reason than because we have not found the 'winning recipe' ourselves?

    Your wording seems to allude to a consideration that rape and pedophilia could in fact be key ingredients to achieving this 'winning recipe'?

    So what else is there to say, other than asking the obvious: Are you a Muslim, by chance?
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  14. Lelle says:

    Always enjoy Linh Dinh´s dispatches. Saves me from travelling myself, the impression I got from this one is a visit to a culturally backward area.

    He mentions Hank Williams´Lost Highway, Dinh is seductive writer so it looked it up on You Tube. I listen to it for three seconds, that was all I could take. Why are this nostalgic, sentimental stuff so popular?

    The Amish people on the other hand is fascinating, deserves respect but as always when studying people tells you that humans are social animals. They want to belong to a group, it makes them feel good. These farmers happens to be govern by decent morals (refusing to go to war) the tattooed pool players also want to belong to a group but one which favors laiyness.

    I suppose this laziness have spread to the tasteless kind of music they prefer.

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  15. @bob sykes
    Some time ago, the Columbus Dispatch ran an article comparing Amish farms with conventional farms. Although the crop yields on Amish farms were substantially lower than those on conventional farms (about 2/3), the Amish farms were far more profitable.

    It was a matter of inputs. The Amish farms use unpaid family labor (with occasional aid from neighbors); operate on a cash-only basis, no loans or interest; use no powered machinery and hence little or nor fuel or maintenance; use no fertilizer or pesticides, and use no electricity or electrical appliances. Some denominations allow community telephones.

    The rigor of Amish practice depends somewhat on the local bishop and elders, and the practice of using the English (all non-Amish are English) for transport is common. On the other hand, our local Walmart's parking usually has a couple of Amish shays, and one has to look out for horse manure.

    They make good neighbors (at a distance), good workers, skilled craftsmen and are peaceable. They have spread from Pennsylvania to Iowa. In Darwinian terms, they are well-adapted and successful. They continue to spread and prosper. Someday, you will need to speak Deutsch to travel the Midwest.

    As an aside, the Confederate battle flay is common in my area, and it often flies next to the American flag. People who display it are generally thought to be White trash, but they are likely to be more decent than your average college professor, and are guaranteed to be better people than any journalist.

    I respect the Amish, too, and I’m glad that they’re still growing in number.

    Mexicans and other “Latinos” will greatly outnumber the Amish in the Midwest, though, and you’ll need Spanish there just like most of the rest of the former USA.

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    There are Mennonite communities in many pockets of western Pennsylvania. They're just as industrious as the Amish, maybe a bit more modern -- a Mennonite "quilt" shop in nearby Hagerstown, MD specializes in quilting machines that start in the five digits. Area "English" flock to the shop to learn how to use the machines to make all manner of colorful and intriguing but basically useless wall hangings.

    Has anyone studied youngsters in Amish/Mennonite communities for effects of being born and raised in closed groups? Some of the young Mennonites I've encountered seemed dull; they work hard, but I would be concerned about their ability to adapt if/once their surrounding adult community departed or collapsed.

    , @Anonymous

    Mexicans and other “Latinos” will greatly outnumber the Amish in the Midwest, though, and you’ll need Spanish there just like most of the rest of the former USA.
     
    Latinos are on the verge of outnumbering whites in the city of Lancaster, Pa.
    , @Anonymouse
    Hispanics where I live in Texas (mostly Mexican) all speak or try to speak English. I don't know a word of Spanish but there is absolutely no need to. The frightening commenters in this forum and others overlook the extraordinary cultural attraction of American everything: language, music, movies, tv, etc. This is nothing new, i'ts been going on from early in the 20th century. Sartre and Beauvoir kept up with the latest Raymond Chandler novels and delighted in American film noir - that was in the 30s! Be they Hispanic by origin or Asiatic, the kids of the immigrants are sucked into our culture, willy nilly.
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  16. Mario964 says:
    @Colin Wright
    '...Shameful and inhuman traditional cultures like the Hmong’s should be uprooted and thrown into the trash bin of barbarity in human history...'

    While I'm hesitant to defend what you describe, you're a little too certain of yourself for my taste. You're really sure we've worked out the winning recipe?

    I'd be inclined to leave the Hmong alone. Naturally, any who actually want to leave their communities should be free to do so.

    Obviously leaving is a very easy and affordable option for 13 years old girls that have been raped and are forbidden by their family to report the crime to authority!
    Congratulations for so wise advice.

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  17. @Johann
    It would be like living in Switzerland , the freest country in the world. The official name of Switzerland is The Confederacy of. Helvetia. It is a true Confederacy.

    In America, the Confederacy is all about financial swindles, endless wars abroad, police state for the homeland, low skilled labor, and a steady diet of GMOs, but there are plenty of cushy government and corporate jobs for the top 10%.

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  18. @Mario964
    When mentioning Hmong women I would have expected an enlightened writer like Linh Dinh to spend at least few words about their plight in the Hmong traditional culture where raping young girls is a socially accepted widespread practice, with no attention paid by US law enforcement to such hideous crime occurring so frequently among the immigrate Hmong communities.
    No sympathy on my side for the Hmong, I deeply despise them and I would strongly advocate castration for the criminal males inured to raping young girls.
    Shameful and inhuman traditional cultures like the Hmong's should be uprooted and thrown into the trash bin of barbarity in human history.

    Please see:
    Woman in Hmong community breaks code of silence to report 'rape and forced marriage'
    The Independent.
    https://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/americas/woman-in-hmong-community-breaks-code-of-silence-to-report-rape-and-forced-marriage-a6683696.html

    Patriarchy is Hurting Us: A Hmong Woman Naming and Shaming It
    University of Minnesota.
    https://www.academia.edu/24711126/Patriarchy_is_Hurting_Us_A_Hmong_Woman_Naming_and_Shaming_It

    Tools of Perpetuation and Empowerment: The Influences of Dab Neeg and Paj Ntaub on the Construction of Identity and Gender Roles among Hmong/Hmong American women
    University of Colorado, Boulder
    https://www.google.it/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=web&cd=3&cad=rja&uact=8&ved=0ahUKEwjTooid5o_cAhWGDewKHZLMBuIQFgg4MAI&url=https%3A%2F%2Fscholar.colorado.edu%2Fcgi%2Fviewcontent.cgi%3Farticle%3D1702%26context%3Dhonr_theses&usg=AOvVaw3GzJuAZoPwPuIs5uKH8_Um

    Should the Louvre’s depiction of “traditional culture where raping young girls is a socially accepted widespread practice” be tossed in the trash bin too? Where’s your appreciation in art?

    “I really want White Space Marine White Sharia Rape Gangs”

    http://archive.org/details/youtube-agEx32p57mA

    Recently, researchers have discovered what yer ‘umble proprietor of this scandalous Chateau was telling you long long time: chicks dig violent, rape-y, dominating sex because it is in the nature of women to feel incredibly aroused submitting to a powerful, even sadistic, man, and this feeling is universal among women…

    Chicks Dig Violent Porn
    July 7, 2017 by CH

    http://heartiste.wordpress.com/2017/07/07/chicks-dig-violent-porn/

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    Echoes o H,

    Thank you for this post. I would hate to think The Rape of the Sabine Women and other similarly moving works might be hidden from view for our moral protection. Really, do we need the help?

    About 50 years ago the Jesuit author Robert Johnson published 2 essays, "He" and "She", on the subject of the masculine and feminine psyche. If you are not familiar with them already, I recommend them to you. His point of departure is classical mythology, which you would likely appreciate.

    Around that same time a wise and erudite man suggested to me that there was a masochistic element to the feminine psyche and a balancing sadistic element to the masculine psyche. Over the years, that has appeared to be the case. Are white men upholding that classical rule?

    Funny how Linh Dinh's writing sets one's mind to work, especially his last 3 words:
    "next to nothing."
    Hank Williams' Lost Highway and "next to nothing." Quo vadis? Where the hell are we going?

    Just my afternoon musings over a martini or two. Cheers! Good fortune to you.

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  19. @RadicalCenter
    I respect the Amish, too, and I’m glad that they’re still growing in number.

    Mexicans and other “Latinos” will greatly outnumber the Amish in the Midwest, though, and you’ll need Spanish there just like most of the rest of the former USA.

    There are Mennonite communities in many pockets of western Pennsylvania. They’re just as industrious as the Amish, maybe a bit more modern — a Mennonite “quilt” shop in nearby Hagerstown, MD specializes in quilting machines that start in the five digits. Area “English” flock to the shop to learn how to use the machines to make all manner of colorful and intriguing but basically useless wall hangings.

    Has anyone studied youngsters in Amish/Mennonite communities for effects of being born and raised in closed groups? Some of the young Mennonites I’ve encountered seemed dull; they work hard, but I would be concerned about their ability to adapt if/once their surrounding adult community departed or collapsed.

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    The Amish have a tradition called Rumspringa, where kids live out in the world for a while before committing to an Amish life.

    Channel 4, in the UK, did a documentary where they brought some Amish kids to the UK. They were actually rather impressive.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YFnpWncKO5I

    In one episode, the yuppies they were staying with mentioned that they wanted to build a garden shed, but had no idea how to do it. A couple of Amish lads knocked one together in a jiffy, and then expressed surprise that English adults could be like helpless children.

    There has probably been a "boiling off" effect on their genetics, as people with lower agreeableness have left the community.

    All in all, they are a decent bunch.

    Unfortunately, they are kind of parasitic - their lifestyle is only possible because the "English" took the land, and now protect them from those who would do them harm.
    , @Dillon Sweeny

    Has anyone studied youngsters in Amish/Mennonite communities for effects of being born and raised in closed groups? Some of the young Mennonites I’ve encountered seemed dull; they work hard, but I would be concerned about their ability to adapt if/once their surrounding adult community departed or collapsed.
     
    "The effects of being born and raised in closed groups"? Do you refer, perchance, to "closed groups" like the New England Rich? The Hollywood Corps of Money and Perversion? Tidewater Royalty? The Texan Upper Crust? The Israeli Moiety?

    IOW, any of the moneyed "elite" who destroyed America? I suspect not.

    Mennonites are rarely "dull", should you have the opportunity to see them from the inside. There are, or more correctly, there were many insular Mennonite groups in the past, but most have taken in new blood, adopted some form of more enlightened education for their children, and have found the vast pools of "English" to be willing to provide them with a standard of living the "English" themselves cannot boast.

    Mennonites run their own schools. The schools teach reading, writing, math, science, history and geography. Mennonite school-children don't go on field trips to Gramps' Pumpkin Theme Farms or amusement parks; they go on field-trips to observe the district and circuit courts, to election oversight meetings and town-halls. They don't say anything; they just watch. Mennonite school-children cannot recite histories of civil-rights marches, nor litanies of white injustice against blacks, mexicans, and africans.

    If the "young Mennonites" you've encountered seemed "dull" to you, it's because you were treated, quite properly, as the out-group person you are. Black behavior among whites, pre-MLK, was similar, should you be old enough to have witnessed it.

    Sometimes I suspect that history now moves white people into a permanent "out-group" condition. The symptoms are clear; look around ... watch ... observe. The world changes.
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  20. Da Wei says:
    @Echoes of History
    Should the Louvre's depiction of "traditional culture where raping young girls is a socially accepted widespread practice" be tossed in the trash bin too? Where's your appreciation in art?

    http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:L%27Enlèvement_des_Sabines_–_Nicolas_Poussin_–_Musée_du_Louvre,_INV_7290_–_Q3110586.jpg

    "I really want White Space Marine White Sharia Rape Gangs"
    http://archive.org/details/youtube-agEx32p57mA

    Recently, researchers have discovered what yer ‘umble proprietor of this scandalous Chateau was telling you long long time: chicks dig violent, rape-y, dominating sex because it is in the nature of women to feel incredibly aroused submitting to a powerful, even sadistic, man, and this feeling is universal among women...

    Chicks Dig Violent Porn
    July 7, 2017 by CH
    http://heartiste.wordpress.com/2017/07/07/chicks-dig-violent-porn/
     

    Echoes o H,

    Thank you for this post. I would hate to think The Rape of the Sabine Women and other similarly moving works might be hidden from view for our moral protection. Really, do we need the help?

    About 50 years ago the Jesuit author Robert Johnson published 2 essays, “He” and “She”, on the subject of the masculine and feminine psyche. If you are not familiar with them already, I recommend them to you. His point of departure is classical mythology, which you would likely appreciate.

    Around that same time a wise and erudite man suggested to me that there was a masochistic element to the feminine psyche and a balancing sadistic element to the masculine psyche. Over the years, that has appeared to be the case. Are white men upholding that classical rule?

    Funny how Linh Dinh’s writing sets one’s mind to work, especially his last 3 words:
    “next to nothing.”
    Hank Williams’ Lost Highway and “next to nothing.” Quo vadis? Where the hell are we going?

    Just my afternoon musings over a martini or two. Cheers! Good fortune to you.

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  21. @SolontoCroesus
    There are Mennonite communities in many pockets of western Pennsylvania. They're just as industrious as the Amish, maybe a bit more modern -- a Mennonite "quilt" shop in nearby Hagerstown, MD specializes in quilting machines that start in the five digits. Area "English" flock to the shop to learn how to use the machines to make all manner of colorful and intriguing but basically useless wall hangings.

    Has anyone studied youngsters in Amish/Mennonite communities for effects of being born and raised in closed groups? Some of the young Mennonites I've encountered seemed dull; they work hard, but I would be concerned about their ability to adapt if/once their surrounding adult community departed or collapsed.

    The Amish have a tradition called Rumspringa, where kids live out in the world for a while before committing to an Amish life.

    Channel 4, in the UK, did a documentary where they brought some Amish kids to the UK. They were actually rather impressive.

    In one episode, the yuppies they were staying with mentioned that they wanted to build a garden shed, but had no idea how to do it. A couple of Amish lads knocked one together in a jiffy, and then expressed surprise that English adults could be like helpless children.

    There has probably been a “boiling off” effect on their genetics, as people with lower agreeableness have left the community.

    All in all, they are a decent bunch.

    Unfortunately, they are kind of parasitic – their lifestyle is only possible because the “English” took the land, and now protect them from those who would do them harm.

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    Unfortunately, they are kind of parasitic – their lifestyle is only possible because the “English” took the land, and now protect them from those who would do them harm.
     
    Are Hasidic Jews less parasitic?

    Whats is the definition of a parasite? You are better off if you get rid of it. Which one you want to get rid of first?

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  22. @Linh

    Here today, gone tomorrow. Maybe I’ll move to Costa Rica or Thailand? The Jersey City or San Jose I grew up in has permanently changed anyway, so there’s no home to go back to.

    What happened to you moving to Vietnam? You’re confusing me, buddy.

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    Hi restless94110,

    That's just a hypothetical question, as spoken by any rootless American. I'm only in Philly to wrap things up, and will be leaving for Vietnam in three weeks.

    I've been a Philly provincial. Soon, I'll be a Saigon and Dak Lak one.


    Linh

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  23. @eah
    ...many in rural America identify with the South, for they both cherish community, the land and traditional values, and are equally contemptuous of the coastal elites, with their globalist ideology.

    Traveling thru the South some years ago, I stopped in Vicksburg, MS -- talking to locals, several told me they really didn't celebrate the 4th of July there -- no fireworks etc.

    There is a reason the 4th hasn’t always been popular in Vicksburg.

    https://www.abbevilleinstitute.org/blog/why-vicksburg-canceled-the-fourth-of-july-for-a-generation/

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    When they stop sending their sons to die and kill pointlessly in the empire’s military, we’ll be impressed.
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  24. Linh Dinh says: • Website
    @restless94110
    @Linh

    Here today, gone tomorrow. Maybe I’ll move to Costa Rica or Thailand? The Jersey City or San Jose I grew up in has permanently changed anyway, so there’s no home to go back to.
     
    What happened to you moving to Vietnam? You're confusing me, buddy.

    Hi restless94110,

    That’s just a hypothetical question, as spoken by any rootless American. I’m only in Philly to wrap things up, and will be leaving for Vietnam in three weeks.

    I’ve been a Philly provincial. Soon, I’ll be a Saigon and Dak Lak one.

    Linh

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    Nice area to be provincial. Next time your in Bangkok, swing by the ‘Queen Bee’(Sukumvit soi26)for a round or two. Japanese area of town, but they seem to mix it up nicely.

    Hanoi in April is one of my fav’s.

    Nice dreams and safe travels.

    Ciao
    , @Anonymous
    If only white Americans had a place they could escape to...
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  25. Biff says:
    @Linh Dinh
    Hi restless94110,

    That's just a hypothetical question, as spoken by any rootless American. I'm only in Philly to wrap things up, and will be leaving for Vietnam in three weeks.

    I've been a Philly provincial. Soon, I'll be a Saigon and Dak Lak one.


    Linh

    Nice area to be provincial. Next time your in Bangkok, swing by the ‘Queen Bee’(Sukumvit soi26)for a round or two. Japanese area of town, but they seem to mix it up nicely.

    Hanoi in April is one of my fav’s.

    Nice dreams and safe travels.

    Ciao

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  26. utu says:
    @jimmyriddle
    The Amish have a tradition called Rumspringa, where kids live out in the world for a while before committing to an Amish life.

    Channel 4, in the UK, did a documentary where they brought some Amish kids to the UK. They were actually rather impressive.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YFnpWncKO5I

    In one episode, the yuppies they were staying with mentioned that they wanted to build a garden shed, but had no idea how to do it. A couple of Amish lads knocked one together in a jiffy, and then expressed surprise that English adults could be like helpless children.

    There has probably been a "boiling off" effect on their genetics, as people with lower agreeableness have left the community.

    All in all, they are a decent bunch.

    Unfortunately, they are kind of parasitic - their lifestyle is only possible because the "English" took the land, and now protect them from those who would do them harm.

    Unfortunately, they are kind of parasitic – their lifestyle is only possible because the “English” took the land, and now protect them from those who would do them harm.

    Are Hasidic Jews less parasitic?

    Whats is the definition of a parasite? You are better off if you get rid of it. Which one you want to get rid of first?

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    Hasidic Jews are the biggest parasites on Earth. Jewish negroes with a little more brains.

    Take a look at Kiryas Joel, New York.

    They are worthless.
    , @jimmyriddle
    Well, it wouldn't be possible for the wider society to emulate either group. In that sense they are parasitic, or, perhaps, symbiotic.


    However, neither group is significant enough, in the West, to be a problem. Although the Israelis will have to do something about their Haredi problem, sooner or later.

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  27. neutral says:
    @anony-mouse
    You would think that this website would be wildly favorable to the Amish because:

    https://www.citylab.com/equity/2012/08/exploding-amish-population-bubble/2795/

    Again and again the same people here who bemoan the lack of Whites in America don't really support those Whites who, shock, are actually having loadsa White babies.

    Instead they honor the fading White groups, Confederates, drunks, and the like.

    Did you read the article, they are importing non whites to produce cheaper quilts. So regardless how many white children they produce it is all pointless if those same children end up miscegenating with the third world hordes their parents helped import.

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    • Replies: @Mike323
    The Amish don't miscegenate with them nor do they import them. The Lancaster area has long been a magnet for refugee relocation, due to the efforts of the non-Amish, and the entire area has been swamped by NAM relocation from NYC and Baltimore. The Amish way has always been focused on economic survival. Employing this local labor enhances that survival, and does no threaten it. If the surrounding "English" are threatened, then they need to shore up their culture in order to prevent cultural drift and miscegenation with the refugee and NAM population.

    Luckily, you can mostly, but not completely, avoid NAMs by avoiding the immediate local "urban" areas of Lancaster, York, and Harrisburg. However, giving up those once White and sometimes quaint areas has been unfortunate for Whites. The proximity of NYC (PR's that invaded Lancaster) and Baltimore (Blacks that invaded York and Harrisburg) is mostly to blame. The region, for all of is historical charm, is within spiting distance of three major cities. Four if you drive an hour South from Baltimore to include DC. The reject NAMs (hard to do, right?) from Baltimore were always destined to seek cheaper living North. The NYC PRs and Dominicans are a simple infestation and much more of an ethnic threat because they have less of a tendency to remain urban. You'll find them branching out into suburban areas.

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  28. jim jones says:

    I expect Linh will buy himself a scooter as soon as he gets back, just to fit in:

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    Beats sitting in cages on the 110 highway parking lot coming out of Los Angels.
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  29. Biff says:
    @jim jones
    I expect Linh will buy himself a scooter as soon as he gets back, just to fit in:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tnRoJNa-OYw

    Beats sitting in cages on the 110 highway parking lot coming out of Los Angels.

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  30. Who can forget 2006 when a deranged Charles Roberts entered an Amish schoolhouse in Lancaster County and shot eleven children? And the amazing immediate response of the Amish community emphasizing forgiveness and reconciliation, and their outpouring of support and prayers for the killer’s wife? Amazing people indeed.

    In 1972, after Hurricane Agnes had flooded most of Wilkes-Barre, I remember seeing a school bus filled with Amish coming into the area to donate their labor to restore homes for the elderly and poor. It was an incredible sight to see them swarming all over a house like it was a community barn-raising and doing in a day what would take other crews a week.

    I imagine sometimes how different America and the entire world would be if the Amish–instead of the zionists–were running the US government.

    Good article, Mr. Dinh. Seems unusual for any writer today to be consistently good, but IMO so far you’re batting 100%. I always appreciate seeing your work.

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    • Replies: @RadicalCenter
    That’s the kind of turn-the-other-cheek nonsense that is getting white peoples, and Christians of all backgrounds more generally, abused, mugged, assaulted, and increasingly treated as doorstops to be taxed, mocked, and threatened.

    They should have killed the murderer and ordered his family never to return.
    , @KDM
    Agreed! They are amazing people. Now, just for funsies, compare this (somewhat separatist) religious community with that of the Jewish Hasidic of Kiryas Joel or actually anywhere at all the Hasidim move to. They’re impossible to live with and over-run any community they move to so the towns residence basically gave up and gave them the town. A very high percentage of them are on welfare as well since they value studying their religion rather than doing absolutely anything else. Like, say, working...

    https://mobile.nytimes.com/2017/11/19/nyregion/hasidic-kiryas-joel-upstate.html

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  31. Bones says:
    @utu

    Unfortunately, they are kind of parasitic – their lifestyle is only possible because the “English” took the land, and now protect them from those who would do them harm.
     
    Are Hasidic Jews less parasitic?

    Whats is the definition of a parasite? You are better off if you get rid of it. Which one you want to get rid of first?

    Hasidic Jews are the biggest parasites on Earth. Jewish negroes with a little more brains.

    Take a look at Kiryas Joel, New York.

    They are worthless.

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  32. As usual, very informative and interesting to boot but as to the Amish and Mennonites, their problem is the constant need to add land to their considerable holdings. It’s not tenable in the long run!

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  33. @utu

    Unfortunately, they are kind of parasitic – their lifestyle is only possible because the “English” took the land, and now protect them from those who would do them harm.
     
    Are Hasidic Jews less parasitic?

    Whats is the definition of a parasite? You are better off if you get rid of it. Which one you want to get rid of first?

    Well, it wouldn’t be possible for the wider society to emulate either group. In that sense they are parasitic, or, perhaps, symbiotic.

    However, neither group is significant enough, in the West, to be a problem. Although the Israelis will have to do something about their Haredi problem, sooner or later.

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    See your point, but would actual Americans be better off or worse off if there were ten million more Amish? Easy answer.
    , @utu
    Well, it wouldn’t be possible for the wider society to emulate either group. - Actually there were times when everybody was a farmer so we can all go back to Amish model and let the Hassidim sell us diamonds and ecstasy.

    In that sense they are parasitic, or, perhaps, symbiotic. - Can you make up your mind which is it? This Kant's 2nd categorical imperative issue. Everybody can be a farmer but not everybody can be diamond and ecstasy dealer.
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  34. Clyde says:

    Linh Dinh – Do have any idea what the two tattooed pool players do for work? Especially the one in blue T with the gauge earrings.
    also—Am hoping Vietnam works out great for you.

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    Hi Clyde,

    I don't know. They were shooting pool, so I couldn't really talk to them. When I told Phil, the guy in the blue T, that I was a writer, he asked for my name so he could look me up.

    Maybe Phil will drop in and tell us what he does for money!

    And thanks for your good wishes. This is an economic move. My wife and I simply can't go on like this in the US.


    Linh

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  35. Linh Dinh says: • Website
    @Clyde
    Linh Dinh - Do have any idea what the two tattooed pool players do for work? Especially the one in blue T with the gauge earrings.
    also---Am hoping Vietnam works out great for you.

    Hi Clyde,

    I don’t know. They were shooting pool, so I couldn’t really talk to them. When I told Phil, the guy in the blue T, that I was a writer, he asked for my name so he could look me up.

    Maybe Phil will drop in and tell us what he does for money!

    And thanks for your good wishes. This is an economic move. My wife and I simply can’t go on like this in the US.

    Linh

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    Linh, I believe you have no children at home, yet you and your wife working together can’t find any place decent in the entire USA that you can readily afford to live? That strains credulity.

    Maybe you’ve been hanging out with slackers and excuse makers too long.

    Glad you’re leaving. But I mean that in the nicest way possible.
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  36. @SolontoCroesus
    There are Mennonite communities in many pockets of western Pennsylvania. They're just as industrious as the Amish, maybe a bit more modern -- a Mennonite "quilt" shop in nearby Hagerstown, MD specializes in quilting machines that start in the five digits. Area "English" flock to the shop to learn how to use the machines to make all manner of colorful and intriguing but basically useless wall hangings.

    Has anyone studied youngsters in Amish/Mennonite communities for effects of being born and raised in closed groups? Some of the young Mennonites I've encountered seemed dull; they work hard, but I would be concerned about their ability to adapt if/once their surrounding adult community departed or collapsed.

    Has anyone studied youngsters in Amish/Mennonite communities for effects of being born and raised in closed groups? Some of the young Mennonites I’ve encountered seemed dull; they work hard, but I would be concerned about their ability to adapt if/once their surrounding adult community departed or collapsed.

    “The effects of being born and raised in closed groups”? Do you refer, perchance, to “closed groups” like the New England Rich? The Hollywood Corps of Money and Perversion? Tidewater Royalty? The Texan Upper Crust? The Israeli Moiety?

    IOW, any of the moneyed “elite” who destroyed America? I suspect not.

    Mennonites are rarely “dull”, should you have the opportunity to see them from the inside. There are, or more correctly, there were many insular Mennonite groups in the past, but most have taken in new blood, adopted some form of more enlightened education for their children, and have found the vast pools of “English” to be willing to provide them with a standard of living the “English” themselves cannot boast.

    Mennonites run their own schools. The schools teach reading, writing, math, science, history and geography. Mennonite school-children don’t go on field trips to Gramps’ Pumpkin Theme Farms or amusement parks; they go on field-trips to observe the district and circuit courts, to election oversight meetings and town-halls. They don’t say anything; they just watch. Mennonite school-children cannot recite histories of civil-rights marches, nor litanies of white injustice against blacks, mexicans, and africans.

    If the “young Mennonites” you’ve encountered seemed “dull” to you, it’s because you were treated, quite properly, as the out-group person you are. Black behavior among whites, pre-MLK, was similar, should you be old enough to have witnessed it.

    Sometimes I suspect that history now moves white people into a permanent “out-group” condition. The symptoms are clear; look around … watch … observe. The world changes.

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  37. MacNucc11 says:
    @anony-mouse
    You would think that this website would be wildly favorable to the Amish because:

    https://www.citylab.com/equity/2012/08/exploding-amish-population-bubble/2795/

    Again and again the same people here who bemoan the lack of Whites in America don't really support those Whites who, shock, are actually having loadsa White babies.

    Instead they honor the fading White groups, Confederates, drunks, and the like.

    I have not seen a comment negative toward the Amish yet so not sure where this is coming from.

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  38. KDM says:
    @Low Voltage

    It shouldn’t surprise that many in rural America identify with the South, for they both cherish community, the land and traditional values, and are equally contemptuous of the coastal elites, with their globalist ideology.
     
    Rural whites identify with the Confederacy because they see it as a rebellion against Washington, but they don't realize that the Confederacy/British Empire is back in charge and running the country.

    Free trade
    3rd world immigration (slave trade)
    Natural resource based economy
    Southern Generals running the asylum/Empire
    Everyone defines themselves by skin color
    Cultural reverence for the military

    If I'm wrong, tell me what living in the Confederacy would look like.

    The Confederates were anti-free trade, they were extreme protectionists and did not want competition from the north. Otherwise your descriptions sounds right-on. The South also had a very aristocratic cultural hierarchy. The leaders were extremely elitist.

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    The Confederates were anti-free trade, they were extreme protectionists and did not want competition from the north.
     
    Actually, you've got it backwards: it was the north that was protectionist, because they had all the industry. The south was largely agrarian, so they didn't benefit from tariffs, which just made them pay higher prices for farm equipment, etc.
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  39. @YankeeAtLarge
    Who can forget 2006 when a deranged Charles Roberts entered an Amish schoolhouse in Lancaster County and shot eleven children? And the amazing immediate response of the Amish community emphasizing forgiveness and reconciliation, and their outpouring of support and prayers for the killer's wife? Amazing people indeed.

    In 1972, after Hurricane Agnes had flooded most of Wilkes-Barre, I remember seeing a school bus filled with Amish coming into the area to donate their labor to restore homes for the elderly and poor. It was an incredible sight to see them swarming all over a house like it was a community barn-raising and doing in a day what would take other crews a week.

    I imagine sometimes how different America and the entire world would be if the Amish--instead of the zionists--were running the US government.

    Good article, Mr. Dinh. Seems unusual for any writer today to be consistently good, but IMO so far you're batting 100%. I always appreciate seeing your work.

    That’s the kind of turn-the-other-cheek nonsense that is getting white peoples, and Christians of all backgrounds more generally, abused, mugged, assaulted, and increasingly treated as doorstops to be taxed, mocked, and threatened.

    They should have killed the murderer and ordered his family never to return.

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    That’s the kind of turn-the-other-cheek nonsense...
     
    A religion is only as good as the bulwark it provides to a civilization's social and cultural erosion. So, Christianity ain't worth much more than a doormat these days. Judea's hidden dagger and Islam's flailing saber have done quite a number on Christianity's shield this last century.

    Christianity really needs a fire and brimstone revival. Something to bring the West back to that 'God helps those who help themselves' mentality that culminated in the crusades but has evaporated into turning the other cheek over and over since then.

    For some time now, I have been of the mind that the West could really use a new and genuine, non-Judeo Christian crusade right about now. Wishful thinking though it may be.
    , @Voltara Smith
    "Turn the other cheek nonsense"? Dear, oh dear.

    Turning the other cheek doesn't mean you offer yourself as a punching bag. It's non-violent resistance. It's a challenge to your attacker, causing them to look at themselves. It's an act of bravery, a display of coolness and level-headedness in the face of danger. It's personal integrity, an intellectually nuanced response, choosing to avoid an instinctive (fear based) reaction.

    It's not the reason white people are mugged, assaulted and abused. That's because of white self-loathing, which is the opposite of turning the other cheek.

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  40. @Linh Dinh
    Hi Clyde,

    I don't know. They were shooting pool, so I couldn't really talk to them. When I told Phil, the guy in the blue T, that I was a writer, he asked for my name so he could look me up.

    Maybe Phil will drop in and tell us what he does for money!

    And thanks for your good wishes. This is an economic move. My wife and I simply can't go on like this in the US.


    Linh

    Linh, I believe you have no children at home, yet you and your wife working together can’t find any place decent in the entire USA that you can readily afford to live? That strains credulity.

    Maybe you’ve been hanging out with slackers and excuse makers too long.

    Glad you’re leaving. But I mean that in the nicest way possible.

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    Hi Radical Center,

    I went from having my books reviewed and being invited to teach creative writing or giving talks all over, to writing online for PayPal donations, which barely trickle in, and that's why I'm leaving. In Vietnam, my wife has a job lined up, and my pitiful earning from online writing will go a lot further.

    Though you read me for free, you suggest that I'm a slacker and excuse maker?! Who's the (postliterate) parasite here?

    When I started to publish political writing online nearly a decade ago, I thought I was joining a meaningful community of dissenting Americans, but allies have been very hard to come by, but it's fine. I was naive. I know what's what now.


    Linh
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  41. @frank d. niles
    There is a reason the 4th hasn't always been popular in Vicksburg.

    https://www.abbevilleinstitute.org/blog/why-vicksburg-canceled-the-fourth-of-july-for-a-generation/

    When they stop sending their sons to die and kill pointlessly in the empire’s military, we’ll be impressed.

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  42. @jimmyriddle
    Well, it wouldn't be possible for the wider society to emulate either group. In that sense they are parasitic, or, perhaps, symbiotic.


    However, neither group is significant enough, in the West, to be a problem. Although the Israelis will have to do something about their Haredi problem, sooner or later.

    See your point, but would actual Americans be better off or worse off if there were ten million more Amish? Easy answer.

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  43. KDM says:
    @YankeeAtLarge
    Who can forget 2006 when a deranged Charles Roberts entered an Amish schoolhouse in Lancaster County and shot eleven children? And the amazing immediate response of the Amish community emphasizing forgiveness and reconciliation, and their outpouring of support and prayers for the killer's wife? Amazing people indeed.

    In 1972, after Hurricane Agnes had flooded most of Wilkes-Barre, I remember seeing a school bus filled with Amish coming into the area to donate their labor to restore homes for the elderly and poor. It was an incredible sight to see them swarming all over a house like it was a community barn-raising and doing in a day what would take other crews a week.

    I imagine sometimes how different America and the entire world would be if the Amish--instead of the zionists--were running the US government.

    Good article, Mr. Dinh. Seems unusual for any writer today to be consistently good, but IMO so far you're batting 100%. I always appreciate seeing your work.

    Agreed! They are amazing people. Now, just for funsies, compare this (somewhat separatist) religious community with that of the Jewish Hasidic of Kiryas Joel or actually anywhere at all the Hasidim move to. They’re impossible to live with and over-run any community they move to so the towns residence basically gave up and gave them the town. A very high percentage of them are on welfare as well since they value studying their religion rather than doing absolutely anything else. Like, say, working…

    https://mobile.nytimes.com/2017/11/19/nyregion/hasidic-kiryas-joel-upstate.html

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    Hasids are hard-working which I know from personal experience as we lived on Henry Street in the lower East Side of Manhattan for several years. Telling anecdote: I needed my big German-German dictionary rebound so took it to the book rebinding place in basement of the next-door building (Henry Street Bookbinders). I was playing at finding my roots living in such a neighborhood and had come up with a hard question to ask the religious and so gain enlightenment, namely which are the 2 commandments in the 613 commandments the religious jew is supposed to observe which have no reason. No one knew; I asked the Birnbaums at their grocery store and other 8 to 5 workers in our loft building, I asked this one and that one and no one knew which were the 2 commandments of the 613 that had no reason. Anyhoo, in the book bindery handing over my German-German dictionary for rebinding, I thought to ask the owner. He said he didn't know but that he'd find out pronto. He sent for a man working in the back. He appeared, seemed to be about 25, tall and with a bright red beard. The owner spoke to him in Yiddish asking which of the 613 commandments had no reason. He replied in Yiddish with the answer(s). Apparently he was a prodigy of learning and so precious was his time that he had been spared the labor of learning the English of the outside world. Yet like the rest of the hassidim, he was dirt poor, had no secular skills and had to work full time, in his case in a book bindery.

    What do the fervid JQ researchers on this forum know about actual jews? Obviously precious little. New time you visit Jew York, take a detour to B & H Photo and Video on 48th street, the best photo video store in the world, see the customers 6 deep at the counter and the all-hasid staff fielding questions and filling orders at a prodigious rate all through their long days. Interestingly, their web site does not accept orders during the Jewish sabbath (from Friday afternoon through Saturday).
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  44. Linh Dinh says: • Website
    @RadicalCenter
    Linh, I believe you have no children at home, yet you and your wife working together can’t find any place decent in the entire USA that you can readily afford to live? That strains credulity.

    Maybe you’ve been hanging out with slackers and excuse makers too long.

    Glad you’re leaving. But I mean that in the nicest way possible.

    Hi Radical Center,

    I went from having my books reviewed and being invited to teach creative writing or giving talks all over, to writing online for PayPal donations, which barely trickle in, and that’s why I’m leaving. In Vietnam, my wife has a job lined up, and my pitiful earning from online writing will go a lot further.

    Though you read me for free, you suggest that I’m a slacker and excuse maker?! Who’s the (postliterate) parasite here?

    When I started to publish political writing online nearly a decade ago, I thought I was joining a meaningful community of dissenting Americans, but allies have been very hard to come by, but it’s fine. I was naive. I know what’s what now.

    Linh

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    Hi Linh,

    The savage loves his native shore - James Orr, Bard of Ballycarry

    My late father liked to quote this poem. All the best on your return to your native shore.
    , @iffen
    I went from having my books reviewed and being invited to teach

    Maybe you shouldn't have touched that 3rd rail.
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  45. @Colin Wright
    '...Shameful and inhuman traditional cultures like the Hmong’s should be uprooted and thrown into the trash bin of barbarity in human history...'

    While I'm hesitant to defend what you describe, you're a little too certain of yourself for my taste. You're really sure we've worked out the winning recipe?

    I'd be inclined to leave the Hmong alone. Naturally, any who actually want to leave their communities should be free to do so.

    Taking Mario964′s comment at face value, it’s more than a little shocking to me that there exists any scenario at all in which you could actually find a way to rationalize the turning of 2 blind eyes to pedophilia and other such gross violations of basic human rights, violations of children, in America?.

    Your reply almost reads as though you are suggesting that America has no right to denounce rape and pedophilia at all, much less from immigrant communities within it’s own borders. And this, for no other reason than because we have not found the ‘winning recipe’ ourselves?

    Your wording seems to allude to a consideration that rape and pedophilia could in fact be key ingredients to achieving this ‘winning recipe’?

    So what else is there to say, other than asking the obvious: Are you a Muslim, by chance?

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    '...Your wording seems to allude to a consideration that rape and pedophilia could in fact be key ingredients to achieving this ‘winning recipe’?

    So what else is there to say, other than asking the obvious: Are you a Muslim, by chance?'


    I would also ask the obvious -- to wit, are you a bigot, by any chance -- but it really isn't necessary to ask, is it?

    For you, I'm a Muslim -- just as the King of Denmark rode out with a yellow star on his coat when the Germans announced that all Jews had to wear yellow stars.

    It really is bleakly amusing how bigots always manage to find someone they can publically hate, isn't it? If it's not Catholics, it's Jews, and if it's not Jews, it's Muslims. The song remains the same.
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  46. @RadicalCenter
    That’s the kind of turn-the-other-cheek nonsense that is getting white peoples, and Christians of all backgrounds more generally, abused, mugged, assaulted, and increasingly treated as doorstops to be taxed, mocked, and threatened.

    They should have killed the murderer and ordered his family never to return.

    That’s the kind of turn-the-other-cheek nonsense…

    A religion is only as good as the bulwark it provides to a civilization’s social and cultural erosion. So, Christianity ain’t worth much more than a doormat these days. Judea’s hidden dagger and Islam’s flailing saber have done quite a number on Christianity’s shield this last century.

    Christianity really needs a fire and brimstone revival. Something to bring the West back to that ‘God helps those who help themselves’ mentality that culminated in the crusades but has evaporated into turning the other cheek over and over since then.

    For some time now, I have been of the mind that the West could really use a new and genuine, non-Judeo Christian crusade right about now. Wishful thinking though it may be.

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    For some time now, I have been of the mind that the West could really use a new and genuine, non-Judeo Christian crusade right about now. Wishful thinking though it may be.
     
    Fortunately for those of us less dim-witted, that ain't gonna happen. As wishy-washy, silly milly as the Millennials are, they aren't falling for phony Xtian bullshit. Organized, politically-based Xtianity has revealed its true nature, and moderns ain't buying it.
    , @Druid
    Islam is new in the western scene, so don't blame it. Zionism and Talmudic Judaism has been your problem all along. You've been manipulated and still call your culture Judaeoziofascism-Christian. What a farce!
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  47. @KDM
    The Confederates were anti-free trade, they were extreme protectionists and did not want competition from the north. Otherwise your descriptions sounds right-on. The South also had a very aristocratic cultural hierarchy. The leaders were extremely elitist.

    The Confederates were anti-free trade, they were extreme protectionists and did not want competition from the north.

    Actually, you’ve got it backwards: it was the north that was protectionist, because they had all the industry. The south was largely agrarian, so they didn’t benefit from tariffs, which just made them pay higher prices for farm equipment, etc.

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    Actually, you’ve got it backwards: it was the north that was protectionist, because they had all the industry. The south was largely agrarian, so they didn’t benefit from tariffs, which just made them pay higher prices for farm equipment, etc.
     
    Sheesh and begorra, when when WHEN are you diviners of archaic destiny going to give it all a well-deserved rest? Nothing, nothing NOTHING of political and economic factors during the 1860-1865 time period in the USA means shit. By which I mean it don't mean shit. Another way to say it is, "That don't mean shit.". Also, it can be phrased as "That ain't got shit to do with nuthin'."

    No offense intended, sir. I am just SO FUCKING TIRED of reading STUPID, MEANINGLESS TWADDLE about the American Civil War, sometimes I just gotta say so.

    As you were, men. Guidon, cadence count. one, two, tha-ree FO!
    , @KDM
    You are correct. I did get it backwards.
    I was thinking since the north was more capitalist then they were automatically pro free-trade. But you’re right they wanted to put tariffs on the south to make it more competitive.
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  48. @RealAmericanValuesCirca1776Not1965

    That’s the kind of turn-the-other-cheek nonsense...
     
    A religion is only as good as the bulwark it provides to a civilization's social and cultural erosion. So, Christianity ain't worth much more than a doormat these days. Judea's hidden dagger and Islam's flailing saber have done quite a number on Christianity's shield this last century.

    Christianity really needs a fire and brimstone revival. Something to bring the West back to that 'God helps those who help themselves' mentality that culminated in the crusades but has evaporated into turning the other cheek over and over since then.

    For some time now, I have been of the mind that the West could really use a new and genuine, non-Judeo Christian crusade right about now. Wishful thinking though it may be.

    For some time now, I have been of the mind that the West could really use a new and genuine, non-Judeo Christian crusade right about now. Wishful thinking though it may be.

    Fortunately for those of us less dim-witted, that ain’t gonna happen. As wishy-washy, silly milly as the Millennials are, they aren’t falling for phony Xtian bullshit. Organized, politically-based Xtianity has revealed its true nature, and moderns ain’t buying it.

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    Great! I guess the West, I.E. All of Europe, all of North America, Australia, New Zealand, Scandinavia, basically all the countries people are (literally) dying to get into were all brought into being by Christianity.

    To semi half quote Chesterson “It’s wise not to take down a fence unless you know what it was guarding.” (or something along those lines)

    So quickly, name a super successful civilization built around atheism, even the Romans had pagan gods so they didn’t worship nothing..... I’ll wait...
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  49. @Seamus Padraig

    The Confederates were anti-free trade, they were extreme protectionists and did not want competition from the north.
     
    Actually, you've got it backwards: it was the north that was protectionist, because they had all the industry. The south was largely agrarian, so they didn't benefit from tariffs, which just made them pay higher prices for farm equipment, etc.

    Actually, you’ve got it backwards: it was the north that was protectionist, because they had all the industry. The south was largely agrarian, so they didn’t benefit from tariffs, which just made them pay higher prices for farm equipment, etc.

    Sheesh and begorra, when when WHEN are you diviners of archaic destiny going to give it all a well-deserved rest? Nothing, nothing NOTHING of political and economic factors during the 1860-1865 time period in the USA means shit. By which I mean it don’t mean shit. Another way to say it is, “That don’t mean shit.”. Also, it can be phrased as “That ain’t got shit to do with nuthin’.”

    No offense intended, sir. I am just SO FUCKING TIRED of reading STUPID, MEANINGLESS TWADDLE about the American Civil War, sometimes I just gotta say so.

    As you were, men. Guidon, cadence count. one, two, tha-ree FO!

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  50. KDM says:
    @Seamus Padraig

    The Confederates were anti-free trade, they were extreme protectionists and did not want competition from the north.
     
    Actually, you've got it backwards: it was the north that was protectionist, because they had all the industry. The south was largely agrarian, so they didn't benefit from tariffs, which just made them pay higher prices for farm equipment, etc.

    You are correct. I did get it backwards.
    I was thinking since the north was more capitalist then they were automatically pro free-trade. But you’re right they wanted to put tariffs on the south to make it more competitive.

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  51. Dan Hayes says:
    @Linh Dinh
    Hi Radical Center,

    I went from having my books reviewed and being invited to teach creative writing or giving talks all over, to writing online for PayPal donations, which barely trickle in, and that's why I'm leaving. In Vietnam, my wife has a job lined up, and my pitiful earning from online writing will go a lot further.

    Though you read me for free, you suggest that I'm a slacker and excuse maker?! Who's the (postliterate) parasite here?

    When I started to publish political writing online nearly a decade ago, I thought I was joining a meaningful community of dissenting Americans, but allies have been very hard to come by, but it's fine. I was naive. I know what's what now.


    Linh

    Hi Linh,

    The savage loves his native shore – James Orr, Bard of Ballycarry

    My late father liked to quote this poem. All the best on your return to your native shore.

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  52. iffen says:

    with 140 acres in Virginia, that he uses just for hunting deer and pheasants.

    Phesant hunting in Virginia. What’s the world coming to?

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  53. KDM says:
    @Dillon Sweeny

    For some time now, I have been of the mind that the West could really use a new and genuine, non-Judeo Christian crusade right about now. Wishful thinking though it may be.
     
    Fortunately for those of us less dim-witted, that ain't gonna happen. As wishy-washy, silly milly as the Millennials are, they aren't falling for phony Xtian bullshit. Organized, politically-based Xtianity has revealed its true nature, and moderns ain't buying it.

    Great! I guess the West, I.E. All of Europe, all of North America, Australia, New Zealand, Scandinavia, basically all the countries people are (literally) dying to get into were all brought into being by Christianity.

    To semi half quote Chesterson “It’s wise not to take down a fence unless you know what it was guarding.” (or something along those lines)

    So quickly, name a super successful civilization built around atheism, even the Romans had pagan gods so they didn’t worship nothing….. I’ll wait…

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  54. iffen says:
    @Linh Dinh
    Hi Radical Center,

    I went from having my books reviewed and being invited to teach creative writing or giving talks all over, to writing online for PayPal donations, which barely trickle in, and that's why I'm leaving. In Vietnam, my wife has a job lined up, and my pitiful earning from online writing will go a lot further.

    Though you read me for free, you suggest that I'm a slacker and excuse maker?! Who's the (postliterate) parasite here?

    When I started to publish political writing online nearly a decade ago, I thought I was joining a meaningful community of dissenting Americans, but allies have been very hard to come by, but it's fine. I was naive. I know what's what now.


    Linh

    I went from having my books reviewed and being invited to teach

    Maybe you shouldn’t have touched that 3rd rail.

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    Hi iffen,

    I would gladly do it all over again. As I wrote Ron yesterday, "Most of these alternative political sites don't dare to deal with Jewish power, 9/11 and other false flags. Down the line, people will be aghast at the cowardice or idiocy of our 'intellectuals'!"


    Linh

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  55. @RadicalCenter
    That’s the kind of turn-the-other-cheek nonsense that is getting white peoples, and Christians of all backgrounds more generally, abused, mugged, assaulted, and increasingly treated as doorstops to be taxed, mocked, and threatened.

    They should have killed the murderer and ordered his family never to return.

    “Turn the other cheek nonsense”? Dear, oh dear.

    Turning the other cheek doesn’t mean you offer yourself as a punching bag. It’s non-violent resistance. It’s a challenge to your attacker, causing them to look at themselves. It’s an act of bravery, a display of coolness and level-headedness in the face of danger. It’s personal integrity, an intellectually nuanced response, choosing to avoid an instinctive (fear based) reaction.

    It’s not the reason white people are mugged, assaulted and abused. That’s because of white self-loathing, which is the opposite of turning the other cheek.

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    That’s because of white self-loathing, which is the opposite of turning the other cheek.
     
    True. Regrettable, but true.
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  56. Druid says:
    @RealAmericanValuesCirca1776Not1965

    That’s the kind of turn-the-other-cheek nonsense...
     
    A religion is only as good as the bulwark it provides to a civilization's social and cultural erosion. So, Christianity ain't worth much more than a doormat these days. Judea's hidden dagger and Islam's flailing saber have done quite a number on Christianity's shield this last century.

    Christianity really needs a fire and brimstone revival. Something to bring the West back to that 'God helps those who help themselves' mentality that culminated in the crusades but has evaporated into turning the other cheek over and over since then.

    For some time now, I have been of the mind that the West could really use a new and genuine, non-Judeo Christian crusade right about now. Wishful thinking though it may be.

    Islam is new in the western scene, so don’t blame it. Zionism and Talmudic Judaism has been your problem all along. You’ve been manipulated and still call your culture Judaeoziofascism-Christian. What a farce!

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  57. Linh Dinh says: • Website
    @iffen
    I went from having my books reviewed and being invited to teach

    Maybe you shouldn't have touched that 3rd rail.

    Hi iffen,

    I would gladly do it all over again. As I wrote Ron yesterday, “Most of these alternative political sites don’t dare to deal with Jewish power, 9/11 and other false flags. Down the line, people will be aghast at the cowardice or idiocy of our ‘intellectuals’!”

    Linh

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    Good luck. I trust you will write about Vietnam with your special vision as well as you write about 'Murica.
    , @byrresheim
    Glad you did it, glad you'd do it all over again, sorry for the economic damage done.
    , @Frankie P
    Linh Dinh,

    You lost some income. Look into Herve Ryssen. He is facing jail time and endless cases in France. https://youtu.be/48RoKN7UxR8

    I'm glad to hear you say that you would do it again. Integrity is important, especially in this world where people fear to tell the truth.

    Let us know when you get settled in Vietnam. I'll come visit you. South Taiwan is just a short flight away, and the discount airlines are making inroads in Asia, driving down prices for flights. I don't drink alcohol, but I'm sure you could forgive that and pretend that my green tea is a whisky and soda.

    All the best.
    Frankie P
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  58. MBlanc46 says:
    @anony-mouse
    You would think that this website would be wildly favorable to the Amish because:

    https://www.citylab.com/equity/2012/08/exploding-amish-population-bubble/2795/

    Again and again the same people here who bemoan the lack of Whites in America don't really support those Whites who, shock, are actually having loadsa White babies.

    Instead they honor the fading White groups, Confederates, drunks, and the like.

    Speak for yourself anony-mouse.

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  59. iffen says:
    @Linh Dinh
    Hi iffen,

    I would gladly do it all over again. As I wrote Ron yesterday, "Most of these alternative political sites don't dare to deal with Jewish power, 9/11 and other false flags. Down the line, people will be aghast at the cowardice or idiocy of our 'intellectuals'!"


    Linh

    Good luck. I trust you will write about Vietnam with your special vision as well as you write about ‘Murica.

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  60. Anonymous[512] • Disclaimer says:

    So quickly, name a super successful civilization built around atheism, even the Romans had pagan gods so they didn’t worship nothing….. I’ll wait…

    This is Dillon Sweeny. Unz.com seems to have difficulty with OS change. Cripes. (Ronny, just use a commercial forum software — there’s dozens.)

    KDM: Don’t be deliberately obtuse. I ain’t preaching afeeism, bub.

    Name a super successful civilization not built around Xtianity. Get your head OUT of it, dood. Think! Xtian babble is no different from any other. For that matter, it’s no different from atheism babble.

    THINK!

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  61. JackOH says:

    Linh, your Postcards book worked for me. Other writers (Studs Terkel, e. g.) have done books of interviews sympathetic to low-income Americans. But, those interspersed big-picture swipes at American goofiness really set off how lonely America can be, especially, in my opinion at least, with our ties of family, ethnic solidarity, religion, etc. pretty much dissolved.

    “I would gladly do it all over again.” You got it, bro’. I did some small-time politicking. Cost me money, probably cost me opportunities, got me a rough-up once, wore me out, etc. No regrets, none. I can’t help it if America’s crooked, pussified, prison-bitched leadership doesn’t want to solve problems. God bless you, buddy.

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  62. @RealAmericanValuesCirca1776Not1965
    Taking Mario964's comment at face value, it's more than a little shocking to me that there exists any scenario at all in which you could actually find a way to rationalize the turning of 2 blind eyes to pedophilia and other such gross violations of basic human rights, violations of children, in America?.

    Your reply almost reads as though you are suggesting that America has no right to denounce rape and pedophilia at all, much less from immigrant communities within it's own borders. And this, for no other reason than because we have not found the 'winning recipe' ourselves?

    Your wording seems to allude to a consideration that rape and pedophilia could in fact be key ingredients to achieving this 'winning recipe'?

    So what else is there to say, other than asking the obvious: Are you a Muslim, by chance?

    ‘…Your wording seems to allude to a consideration that rape and pedophilia could in fact be key ingredients to achieving this ‘winning recipe’?

    So what else is there to say, other than asking the obvious: Are you a Muslim, by chance?’

    I would also ask the obvious — to wit, are you a bigot, by any chance — but it really isn’t necessary to ask, is it?

    For you, I’m a Muslim — just as the King of Denmark rode out with a yellow star on his coat when the Germans announced that all Jews had to wear yellow stars.

    It really is bleakly amusing how bigots always manage to find someone they can publically hate, isn’t it? If it’s not Catholics, it’s Jews, and if it’s not Jews, it’s Muslims. The song remains the same.

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  63. @Linh Dinh
    Hi iffen,

    I would gladly do it all over again. As I wrote Ron yesterday, "Most of these alternative political sites don't dare to deal with Jewish power, 9/11 and other false flags. Down the line, people will be aghast at the cowardice or idiocy of our 'intellectuals'!"


    Linh

    Glad you did it, glad you’d do it all over again, sorry for the economic damage done.

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  64. @Voltara Smith
    "Turn the other cheek nonsense"? Dear, oh dear.

    Turning the other cheek doesn't mean you offer yourself as a punching bag. It's non-violent resistance. It's a challenge to your attacker, causing them to look at themselves. It's an act of bravery, a display of coolness and level-headedness in the face of danger. It's personal integrity, an intellectually nuanced response, choosing to avoid an instinctive (fear based) reaction.

    It's not the reason white people are mugged, assaulted and abused. That's because of white self-loathing, which is the opposite of turning the other cheek.

    That’s because of white self-loathing, which is the opposite of turning the other cheek.

    True. Regrettable, but true.

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  65. utu says:
    @jimmyriddle
    Well, it wouldn't be possible for the wider society to emulate either group. In that sense they are parasitic, or, perhaps, symbiotic.


    However, neither group is significant enough, in the West, to be a problem. Although the Israelis will have to do something about their Haredi problem, sooner or later.

    Well, it wouldn’t be possible for the wider society to emulate either group. – Actually there were times when everybody was a farmer so we can all go back to Amish model and let the Hassidim sell us diamonds and ecstasy.

    In that sense they are parasitic, or, perhaps, symbiotic. – Can you make up your mind which is it? This Kant’s 2nd categorical imperative issue. Everybody can be a farmer but not everybody can be diamond and ecstasy dealer.

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    Everyone was a farmer, but everyone was not a pacifist.

    The Amish survive only because they are protected by others.
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  66. Anonymous[333] • Disclaimer says:
    @Mario964
    When mentioning Hmong women I would have expected an enlightened writer like Linh Dinh to spend at least few words about their plight in the Hmong traditional culture where raping young girls is a socially accepted widespread practice, with no attention paid by US law enforcement to such hideous crime occurring so frequently among the immigrate Hmong communities.
    No sympathy on my side for the Hmong, I deeply despise them and I would strongly advocate castration for the criminal males inured to raping young girls.
    Shameful and inhuman traditional cultures like the Hmong's should be uprooted and thrown into the trash bin of barbarity in human history.

    Please see:
    Woman in Hmong community breaks code of silence to report 'rape and forced marriage'
    The Independent.
    https://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/americas/woman-in-hmong-community-breaks-code-of-silence-to-report-rape-and-forced-marriage-a6683696.html

    Patriarchy is Hurting Us: A Hmong Woman Naming and Shaming It
    University of Minnesota.
    https://www.academia.edu/24711126/Patriarchy_is_Hurting_Us_A_Hmong_Woman_Naming_and_Shaming_It

    Tools of Perpetuation and Empowerment: The Influences of Dab Neeg and Paj Ntaub on the Construction of Identity and Gender Roles among Hmong/Hmong American women
    University of Colorado, Boulder
    https://www.google.it/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=web&cd=3&cad=rja&uact=8&ved=0ahUKEwjTooid5o_cAhWGDewKHZLMBuIQFgg4MAI&url=https%3A%2F%2Fscholar.colorado.edu%2Fcgi%2Fviewcontent.cgi%3Farticle%3D1702%26context%3Dhonr_theses&usg=AOvVaw3GzJuAZoPwPuIs5uKH8_Um

    We like to pretend otherwise, but raping young girls is more the rule than the exception in third-world nations. It’s just one part of what we’re importing wholesale since 1965.

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  67. Anonymous[333] • Disclaimer says:
    @RadicalCenter
    I respect the Amish, too, and I’m glad that they’re still growing in number.

    Mexicans and other “Latinos” will greatly outnumber the Amish in the Midwest, though, and you’ll need Spanish there just like most of the rest of the former USA.

    Mexicans and other “Latinos” will greatly outnumber the Amish in the Midwest, though, and you’ll need Spanish there just like most of the rest of the former USA.

    Latinos are on the verge of outnumbering whites in the city of Lancaster, Pa.

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  68. Anonymous[333] • Disclaimer says:
    @Linh Dinh
    Hi restless94110,

    That's just a hypothetical question, as spoken by any rootless American. I'm only in Philly to wrap things up, and will be leaving for Vietnam in three weeks.

    I've been a Philly provincial. Soon, I'll be a Saigon and Dak Lak one.


    Linh

    If only white Americans had a place they could escape to…

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  69. Frankie P says:
    @Linh Dinh
    Hi iffen,

    I would gladly do it all over again. As I wrote Ron yesterday, "Most of these alternative political sites don't dare to deal with Jewish power, 9/11 and other false flags. Down the line, people will be aghast at the cowardice or idiocy of our 'intellectuals'!"


    Linh

    Linh Dinh,

    You lost some income. Look into Herve Ryssen. He is facing jail time and endless cases in France. https://youtu.be/48RoKN7UxR8

    I’m glad to hear you say that you would do it again. Integrity is important, especially in this world where people fear to tell the truth.

    Let us know when you get settled in Vietnam. I’ll come visit you. South Taiwan is just a short flight away, and the discount airlines are making inroads in Asia, driving down prices for flights. I don’t drink alcohol, but I’m sure you could forgive that and pretend that my green tea is a whisky and soda.

    All the best.
    Frankie P

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  70. Swan Knight says: • Website

    Great writing as usual Linh. The Fifties and Sixties were a popular music renaissance. Nevertheless, I agree that Johnny Horton and his war worshiping musical masturbation is the exception. Well said about serial rejection of the past. It’s surely a more colorful way of lamenting a rejection of heritage, tradition, and history. What have we progressed to? We gleefully bulldoze our farms and towns then build kitzy theme parks to remind us of what we had. We now claim that more than two genders exist and nigga and motherfucker are legitimate song lyrics. I was in South Philly last month and hoped for a miracle- to run into you. In the meanwhile, give me the past straight up and make it a double

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  71. 1. generally enjoy mr linh’s writing, but not as if I would be a worse off person were I to not read anything by him…
    2. which leads to: talk about surfer privilege: what else but a ‘parasite’ would you call a citizen of the planet who -apparently- contributes nothing to all of the societies they travel to by means of transportation systems built and maintained by NON-parasites ? ? ?
    3. sure, I am old school, and if you don’t actually MAKE something, DO something, PROVIDE something to the rest of society -and I mean TANGIBLE- then you are a parasite to the rest of society, at some level or another…
    4. I can kinda/sorta accept that writers, artists, etc contribute *something* to society by their works, but -for 99.99% of them- REALLY would not miss a beat in real life if they all fell off the planet… guess what, us morlocks doing all the REAL work to actually run the planet actually have some creativity and entertainment abilities, too…
    did you know that nekkid apes can be both productive and creative at the same time ? you actually DON’T have to be a useless snowflake who can’t find their butt with both hands, but claims to be a creative type that simply can’t be bothered by mere ‘work’…
    just sayin’…

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  72. did you know that nekkid apes can be both productive and creative at the same time ? you actually DON’T have to be a useless snowflake who can’t find their butt with both hands, but claims to be a creative type that simply can’t be bothered by mere ‘work’…

    Yeah, I know what you mean. These oh-so pungent, so lucid, so empathic, so observational, so true-to-the-promise-of-the-benefits-of-history essays, reflecting as they do the poignant, humble, yadda yadda yadda nature of existence … what would we do without them?

    It’s not that I don’t get the advantages of the schtick — I do. Hell, I’ve tried it, but never could get past that nagging awareness that I was pointing out the obvious, and that the real solution, and the real meaning, boils down to “Get the fuck to work and shut up.”

    American culture needs a profound ethical adjustment. An insertion of virtue, so to speak. The absurd notion that a man who has, effectively, extorted $83B from the American productive class is somehow good, virtuous, and a model of “right behavior” must somehow be stricken from the contents of our cultural consciousness.

    There is as much virtue, value, and in most cases, true human character, in the life and actions of any man who works, produces, supports his family, contributes to his community, and goes about his life and duty with an acceptance of moral responsibility — not the glib chatter, used-car-salesman-smile and the “gimme all your money” false moral righteousness of the idle rich.

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  73. Truth says:
    @Anonymous
    If only white Americans had a place they could escape to...

    I hear Saskatoon is very beautiful.

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    I worked in Ontario and Canada is very rigid with US visas/work permits. Australia and New Zealand are even more difficult to immigrate to.

    I've tried immigrating to every other desirable Anglo-Saxon country in the world.

    Its well-nigh impossible.

    The tech giants all have New Zealand passports. They'll move there if things get, say, twice as bad in the US.

    But the average working class white is like a Boer in South Africa.
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  74. Talha says:

    Thanks for this entry Mr. Dinh – especially about the Amish/Mennonites (haven’t met one I didn’t like).

    Around Illinois we have a good working relationship with Amish farmers; they are a source of humanely and organically raised animals for the halal meat industry. Lancaster County farms likewise provide plenty of well-raised animals for the halal industry in New York.

    Very interesting about the Hmong seamstresses…I guess everyone outsources these days, eh?

    peace.

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  75. @RadicalCenter
    I respect the Amish, too, and I’m glad that they’re still growing in number.

    Mexicans and other “Latinos” will greatly outnumber the Amish in the Midwest, though, and you’ll need Spanish there just like most of the rest of the former USA.

    Hispanics where I live in Texas (mostly Mexican) all speak or try to speak English. I don’t know a word of Spanish but there is absolutely no need to. The frightening commenters in this forum and others overlook the extraordinary cultural attraction of American everything: language, music, movies, tv, etc. This is nothing new, i’ts been going on from early in the 20th century. Sartre and Beauvoir kept up with the latest Raymond Chandler novels and delighted in American film noir – that was in the 30s! Be they Hispanic by origin or Asiatic, the kids of the immigrants are sucked into our culture, willy nilly.

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  76. @KDM
    Agreed! They are amazing people. Now, just for funsies, compare this (somewhat separatist) religious community with that of the Jewish Hasidic of Kiryas Joel or actually anywhere at all the Hasidim move to. They’re impossible to live with and over-run any community they move to so the towns residence basically gave up and gave them the town. A very high percentage of them are on welfare as well since they value studying their religion rather than doing absolutely anything else. Like, say, working...

    https://mobile.nytimes.com/2017/11/19/nyregion/hasidic-kiryas-joel-upstate.html

    Hasids are hard-working which I know from personal experience as we lived on Henry Street in the lower East Side of Manhattan for several years. Telling anecdote: I needed my big German-German dictionary rebound so took it to the book rebinding place in basement of the next-door building (Henry Street Bookbinders). I was playing at finding my roots living in such a neighborhood and had come up with a hard question to ask the religious and so gain enlightenment, namely which are the 2 commandments in the 613 commandments the religious jew is supposed to observe which have no reason. No one knew; I asked the Birnbaums at their grocery store and other 8 to 5 workers in our loft building, I asked this one and that one and no one knew which were the 2 commandments of the 613 that had no reason. Anyhoo, in the book bindery handing over my German-German dictionary for rebinding, I thought to ask the owner. He said he didn’t know but that he’d find out pronto. He sent for a man working in the back. He appeared, seemed to be about 25, tall and with a bright red beard. The owner spoke to him in Yiddish asking which of the 613 commandments had no reason. He replied in Yiddish with the answer(s). Apparently he was a prodigy of learning and so precious was his time that he had been spared the labor of learning the English of the outside world. Yet like the rest of the hassidim, he was dirt poor, had no secular skills and had to work full time, in his case in a book bindery.

    What do the fervid JQ researchers on this forum know about actual jews? Obviously precious little. New time you visit Jew York, take a detour to B & H Photo and Video on 48th street, the best photo video store in the world, see the customers 6 deep at the counter and the all-hasid staff fielding questions and filling orders at a prodigious rate all through their long days. Interestingly, their web site does not accept orders during the Jewish sabbath (from Friday afternoon through Saturday).

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    We have what's called the Mass Media in this country, advertising the supposed virtues of the Chosen People 24/7/365. It's somewhat unclear what you think your anecdotes add to the conversation.
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  77. @utu
    Well, it wouldn’t be possible for the wider society to emulate either group. - Actually there were times when everybody was a farmer so we can all go back to Amish model and let the Hassidim sell us diamonds and ecstasy.

    In that sense they are parasitic, or, perhaps, symbiotic. - Can you make up your mind which is it? This Kant's 2nd categorical imperative issue. Everybody can be a farmer but not everybody can be diamond and ecstasy dealer.

    Everyone was a farmer, but everyone was not a pacifist.

    The Amish survive only because they are protected by others.

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    The Amish survive only because they are protected by others.
     
    As are you, nicht wahr?
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  78. Anonymous[820] • Disclaimer says:
    @Anonymouse
    Hasids are hard-working which I know from personal experience as we lived on Henry Street in the lower East Side of Manhattan for several years. Telling anecdote: I needed my big German-German dictionary rebound so took it to the book rebinding place in basement of the next-door building (Henry Street Bookbinders). I was playing at finding my roots living in such a neighborhood and had come up with a hard question to ask the religious and so gain enlightenment, namely which are the 2 commandments in the 613 commandments the religious jew is supposed to observe which have no reason. No one knew; I asked the Birnbaums at their grocery store and other 8 to 5 workers in our loft building, I asked this one and that one and no one knew which were the 2 commandments of the 613 that had no reason. Anyhoo, in the book bindery handing over my German-German dictionary for rebinding, I thought to ask the owner. He said he didn't know but that he'd find out pronto. He sent for a man working in the back. He appeared, seemed to be about 25, tall and with a bright red beard. The owner spoke to him in Yiddish asking which of the 613 commandments had no reason. He replied in Yiddish with the answer(s). Apparently he was a prodigy of learning and so precious was his time that he had been spared the labor of learning the English of the outside world. Yet like the rest of the hassidim, he was dirt poor, had no secular skills and had to work full time, in his case in a book bindery.

    What do the fervid JQ researchers on this forum know about actual jews? Obviously precious little. New time you visit Jew York, take a detour to B & H Photo and Video on 48th street, the best photo video store in the world, see the customers 6 deep at the counter and the all-hasid staff fielding questions and filling orders at a prodigious rate all through their long days. Interestingly, their web site does not accept orders during the Jewish sabbath (from Friday afternoon through Saturday).

    We have what’s called the Mass Media in this country, advertising the supposed virtues of the Chosen People 24/7/365. It’s somewhat unclear what you think your anecdotes add to the conversation.

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  79. @jimmyriddle
    Everyone was a farmer, but everyone was not a pacifist.

    The Amish survive only because they are protected by others.

    The Amish survive only because they are protected by others.

    As are you, nicht wahr?

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  80. Mike323 says:
    @neutral
    Did you read the article, they are importing non whites to produce cheaper quilts. So regardless how many white children they produce it is all pointless if those same children end up miscegenating with the third world hordes their parents helped import.

    The Amish don’t miscegenate with them nor do they import them. The Lancaster area has long been a magnet for refugee relocation, due to the efforts of the non-Amish, and the entire area has been swamped by NAM relocation from NYC and Baltimore. The Amish way has always been focused on economic survival. Employing this local labor enhances that survival, and does no threaten it. If the surrounding “English” are threatened, then they need to shore up their culture in order to prevent cultural drift and miscegenation with the refugee and NAM population.

    Luckily, you can mostly, but not completely, avoid NAMs by avoiding the immediate local “urban” areas of Lancaster, York, and Harrisburg. However, giving up those once White and sometimes quaint areas has been unfortunate for Whites. The proximity of NYC (PR’s that invaded Lancaster) and Baltimore (Blacks that invaded York and Harrisburg) is mostly to blame. The region, for all of is historical charm, is within spiting distance of three major cities. Four if you drive an hour South from Baltimore to include DC. The reject NAMs (hard to do, right?) from Baltimore were always destined to seek cheaper living North. The NYC PRs and Dominicans are a simple infestation and much more of an ethnic threat because they have less of a tendency to remain urban. You’ll find them branching out into suburban areas.

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  81. Mike323 says:

    I’m fairly well familiar with the general region. My overwhelming impression of it is this: I have been to few other areas wherein the cultural Marxism is so rampant among young people. Go to any local festival or bar and get an eyeful. Its immediately obvious. If you are used to wealthier urban regions, its like stepping back in time into some maxed out version of the 1990′s grunge area with a hipster twist and on Marxist steroids.

    Other regions of the nation may vote blue in comparison, but there is a wealth effect that also preserves culture to a degree. Here, that effect is absent and its lack combines with the Marxist cultural influence that occurs from the regions location as a population runoff reservoir for the surrounding major cities. When poverty mixes with cultural Marxism, the combined effect maximizes both.

    That being said, the area is strange because that cultural rot has not reached everyone. You can still readily find normal, and even above average, people from good families. You can find church going men and women with normal values and good genetics. Except for the occasional transplant, that phenomenon has become all but non-existent in major cities when intermingling with the general population.

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  82. Nobody ever says this so I will.
    Demographic changes in America are due to Wall Street and the need for constant growth.
    In 1900 population was 76 million. So whats wrong with that, we could have just maintained and had a lot of Mom n Pops.

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  83. @Truth
    I hear Saskatoon is very beautiful.

    I worked in Ontario and Canada is very rigid with US visas/work permits. Australia and New Zealand are even more difficult to immigrate to.

    I’ve tried immigrating to every other desirable Anglo-Saxon country in the world.

    Its well-nigh impossible.

    The tech giants all have New Zealand passports. They’ll move there if things get, say, twice as bad in the US.

    But the average working class white is like a Boer in South Africa.

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