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Over the last few months I’ve been much too preoccupied with my Harvard University Overseer project to pay much attention to the unfolding saga of the presidential race; I’ve closely read my morning newspapers as I always do, but not watched a single one of the endless debates. Still, even out of the corner of my mind’s-eye, the rise of Donald Trump certainly seems the political story of the decade or even the half-century, with the loud-mouthed Reality TV star now having a good chance of seizing the Republican Party nomination against the ferocious opposition of nearly every significant Republican faction and pundit.

But although I’ve been just as surprised at this remarkable development as anyone else, in hindsight perhaps my astonishment was more than it should have been. Based on absolutely everything I’ve read in my daily NYT+WSJ, Trump certainly seems an ignorant buffoon and a loose cannon, but being a loose cannon, he rolls around randomly, not infrequently in the correct direction, which is more than I can say for nearly all of his Republican rivals.

Consider the Iraq War and its aftermath, surely one of the central geopolitical developments of the last few decades. In the mid-2000s, my old friend Bill Odom, the three-star general who ran the NSA for Ronald Reagan, accurately characterized the war as “the greatest strategic disaster in U.S. history.” Yet today that calamitous legacy and its five trillion dollar total cost is warmly embraced by many of the top Republican leaders and publicly criticized by almost none of them.

However, just a couple of weeks ago, Trump blasted the war and the Bush Administration lies behind it on nationwide television during a Republican debate, inducing total shock within the Republican commentariat, shock that turned into apoplexy when he immediately afterward won a landslide victory in ultra-rightwing and pro-military South Carolina. Sometimes a single bold and honest statement delivered on national television can cut through endless layers of media lies and propaganda, and I only regret that Gen. Odom was no longer around to witness it.

Earlier this year, an ardent Trump supporter declared that his favored candidate was 95% a clown but 5% a patriot, and therefore stood head-and-shoulders above his Republican rivals, and this sounds about right to me.

 

The sheer worthlessness of today’s Republicans was brought home to me more directly in the last couple of weeks as I undertook a long-deferred but sadly necessary task.

As many are probably aware, my most significant achievement to date has been the series of “English for the Children” initiative campaigns I launched starting in the late 1990s, campaigns which over a few years time largely dismantled America’s disastrous system of Spanish-almost-only so-called “bilingual education” first in California and then across the rest of the country. The results were so overwhelmingly compelling, both educationally and politically, that the “English Wars” successfully concluded over a decade ago, with the failed programs largely disappearing from the schools and the very term itself almost entirely vanishing from the lexicon of the national media.

These days, it is naturally assumed by everyone that young immigrant children will easily learn English within a few months of starting school, and many millions have successfully done so, with enormous consequences for the future of American society. The entire controversy has been long forgotten by almost everyone.

Unfortunately, back in 2014 the California Republicans voted without dissent to place on the November 2016 ballot a measure completely repealing my old “English for the Children” Prop. 227 initiative and encouraging the reestablishment of Spanish-almost-only instruction throughout California public schools. Although at the time I wrote a couple of columns denouncing and ridiculing their stupidity, there really wasn’t much else I could do with the vote being so far away, and since I was heavily preoccupied with other matters, I placed the matter on the shelf:

California Republicans Vote to Restore “Bilingual Education”

English and Meritocracy: The Gullibility of Our Political and Media Elites

But 2016 has finally arrived, and in late February I decided I might as well begin organizing a No campaign for the November vote. So with considerable annoyance I dragged 25 large boxes of my old “English” materials out of the storage unit in which they’d been quietly gathering dust for over a dozen years, and began sorting through the contents.

My nostalgia was enormous. I looked over hundreds of news stories from leading publications all across America—left, right, and center—declaring the total failure of bilingual education and the remarkable, almost astonishing success of “English for the Children.” Although all of these news articles and many others are still available on our old “English” website in HTML form, the dramatic improvements in bandwidth and storage since the early 2000s have now allowed me to scan the articles themselves and display them in their original form, which much better preserves their original impact. All of this old material is now available in PDF packages on the simple but utilitarian “Keep English for the Children” website that I built over the last couple of days, located at www.KeepEnglish.org.

Given that a younger generation of journalists and political activists may never have even heard of “bilingual education,” there are considerable public benefits for their convenient access to these stories of the past, allowing them to learn from the hard-won wisdom of their elders. Therefore, here are links to some of the (rather large) PDF packages containing much of this important material:

The Prop. 227 Campaign

The Prop. 227 Aftermath

The Later Campaigns

Public Opinion on English in the Schools

Also, a couple of hundred television clips and interviews, including numerous long debates, one of them held at Harvard University, are available at our YouTube Channel:

https://www.youtube.com/user/English4Children/videos

https://www.youtube.com/user/English4Children/playlists

 

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  1. I would add to the Republicans, Canada and the United Kingdom’s Conservative parties. Possibly even more dumb.

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  2. “Too stupid?”

    With respect, you do them too little credit (should you think them stupid) and too much (should you think them honorable).

    No, they are too corrupt.

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  3. “the greatest strategic disaster in U.S. history.”

    I dunno.

    Entry into WWI.

    Asking Stalin to move into northern Asia in WWII.

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  4. A party of dogs, puppets, and whores isn’t gonna be about anything but sucking up to the donors and making just enough right-sounding noises to sucker the voters.

    Besides, people generally vote for the ‘lesser evil’ than anything they can believe in.

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  5. The current worthless globalist Republican Party will be replaced by an American Nationalist party, probably still called Republican, but headed by Trump or people like him…It’s inevitable, as the middle class has finally recognized that a continuation of high immigration, disastrous trade deals, and the welfare/warfare state will spell extinction.
    Btw, congratulations on your successful Harvard Overseer initiative! I’m hopeful that a lot of my classmates will vote for your group…

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  6. The stupid Republicans are just the cultural descendants of the stupid Liberals. They tend to be sightly more comfortable with private property, freer markets, and modern technology.

    Conservatives, liberals, and libertarians share basic moral foundations: harm, fairness, liberty, loyalty, authority, and sanctity. They weight them and interpret them differently.

    Conservatives rank all of them fairly equally, liberals rank harm, fairness, and liberty highest, while libertarians rank liberty highest. The evolution of morals tend to reflect the behaviors of the societies in which they arose.

    Hopefully the Trump Event will signal a new interest in questioning authority.

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  7. Could we stop pretending the Donald Trump is merely a “reality TV star”? And calling a man with his accomplishments a “buffoon” is truly bizarre.

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  8. Considering that the Republican Party seems to seriously be willing to blatantly override the wishes of their constituents by robbing Trump at the convention, they do actually seem to be too dumb to live, doubly so if they nominate an obvious cuck. Cruz at least is getting decent support at the polls, but I doubt they’d give the nomination to him in a brokered convention, so rejecting the only two candidates with real followings would be horribly moronic and threaten their legitimacy permanently.

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  9. I’m certain Mr. Trump would agree with Mr. Unz with regard to English for the Children, even though he is a “buffoon”…

    …a buffoon who bumbled his way to a fortune building major landmarks in the most challenging real estate market in the world…

    …and who is bumbling his way to the presidency.

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  10. …he rolls around randomly, not infrequently in the correct direction, which is more than I can say for nearly all of his Republican rivals.

    The Stopped Clock Theory.

    These days, it is naturally assumed by everyone that young immigrant children will easily learn English within a few months of starting school, and many millions have successfully done so, with enormous consequences for the future of American society.

    But are those consequences good? That someone talks like an American but still thinks like a Mexican sounds like the worst possible outcome.

    Maybe the Republicans are hoping the Hispanophones will repatriate.

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  11. If Trump is a buffoon, please let me be a buffoon too.

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  12. If you watch Trump’s post election presser today, you don’t see a buffoon but a articulate man who doesn’t need a teleprompter and takes unrehearsed questions from the audience.

    He’s sharp as tack.

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  13. But their excessive corruption and greed is…..stupid.

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  14. “Is the Republican Party Just Too Stupid to Survive?”

    Yes, but so is the Democrat party. The fact that the Democrats may win the next presidential race does not make them less stupid.

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  15. But are those consequences good? That someone talks like an American but still thinks like a Mexican sounds like the worst possible outcome.

    The language you speak goes some way to determining how you think. More to the point, a society divided by language is a society profoundly divided.

    Maybe the Republicans are hoping the Hispanophones will repatriate.

    Seems pretty unlikely. More likely they will experience separatist nationalist tendencies that will come to a head when the parent state is at its weakest.

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  16. “Earlier this year, an ardent Trump supporter declared that his favored candidate was 95% a clown but 5% a patriot, and therefore stood head-and-shoulders above his Republican rivals, and this sounds about right to me”

    http://ronaldthomaswest.com/2016/03/09/the-logic-behind-the-american-vote-2/

    ^ It isn’t just the Republicans…

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  17. Characterizing the Iraq War as the greatest strategic blunder in U.S. history is a good example of epochcentricity: the tendency to assign greater meaning to more recent events than they genuinely deserve. The examples of potentially greater strategic blunders in history that you give are good. I would add the Spanish-American War: a bullying war against a declining colonial power that lead to the brutalities of suppressing the Phillipine Insurrection and put the U.S. on a collision course with Japan, a nation that Calvin Coolidge called “America’s natural friend.” It also “gave” us Puerto Rico, a burden with which we still live and seemingly cannot rid ourselves.

    The decision to expand NATO into eastern Europe and the Baltic nations (which George Kennan called a strategic blunder of epic proportions) may eventually have even more serious consequences than the Iraq War, as it has likely put us on an unnecessary collision course with a nuclear-armed Russia–a country with which the United States need have no serious conflict.

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  18. Political parties may decline and die for reasons other than stupidity. I don’t recall that historians generally found Whig Party leaders in the 1850s exceptionally stupid–things had just changed so that the various groups that constituted the Whig Party could no longer agree. Something similar may be happening to the Republican Party–the donor class’s and the voting base’s objectives can no longer be reconciled. Unfortunately, the U.S. winner-take-all system leaves room for only two large parties (in a European system, the U.S. would certainly have between three and five major parties), so there will have to be a realignment of the two major parties. The nomination of Donald Trump by the Republicans could lead to the defection of the donor class to the Democrats. A crushing defeat of Ted Cruz or Marco Rubio by Hillary Clinton could lead to a repudiation of the donor class by the base, but at that point my crystal ball gets cloudy. Perhaps a Donald Trump led Alternative Right tries to turn the Republican Party into an implicit White Interest Party; I don’t know.

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  19. Must we recall this 1999 piece…

    http://www.onenation.org/opinion/california-and-the-end-of-white-america/

    More of the same Earl Raab BS.

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  20. constant denigration of the next us president.
    only an “11/22″ event will stop him.

    trump: 62 – 65 %
    demo: leftover scrap

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  21. I went to majority-minority elementary school, where most of the Hispanic kids spoke English. But there was one boy who knew no English, and spent all day with a teacher who seemed to know little English herself. There ought to be a class action lawsuit on behalf of kids like him, against the powers behind bilingual education.

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  22. Aww, the Jew Ron Unz doesn’t like Trump – just like 99.99.99% of the people in his tribe. The merchant class thinks nationalism is just for Israel, not for the Gentiles. Sucks for you, mate.

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  23. “Trump is an ignorant buffoon” – Well, he made billions of dollars and will be the next president of the US. What exactly are your accomplishments, smartpants? This blog? The doctorate you dropped out of? Wow, really impressive. lol.

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  24. Doh! You have to ask?

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  25. You do realize that if The Children never learn English it will be easier for white kids to get into the University of California? Even Jerry Brown was complaining that “normal” people can’t get into UC Berkeley anymore.

    https://www.insidehighered.com/news/2015/01/23/gov-brown-says-normal-californians-cant-get-berkeley-problem-some-californians-blame

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  26. How could a ‘buffoon’ give speeches w/o a teleprompter?

    If not for Trump, we’d have the candidates on both sides trying to outdo each other in showing their love and loyalty to Israel and both party’s pledging to keep funding these senseless ME and African wars until our country’s infrastructure completely fall apart.

    Or is it too much to ask that Americans get a president that will put the USA first and not Israel?

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  27. Too intelectual lazy and desorganized (internaly divided, ;) )

    Generally people on the right, despising the evangels and its bibles, win debates just saying the obvious, but superficial and sometimes, partial truths.

    In terms of argumentative skills, MOST people, on the left and on the right, seems just average and the average seems below average itself, intrinsically speaking. What really to do the difference is the intellectual elites on the left (on the right so, but not too much) and specially the verbally (argumentative) double-citizenship who are the top, the left-core where the arguments of lefthood are created, formulated.

    Ordinary people just buy their ideologies in the supermarket of ideas and thinkings and tend to buy ALL of it, even the contradictions and evident imoral ideas.

    They buy AND stop to think by themselves or no have mental power or intrinsic motivation enough to produce their own and correct conclusions about the reality.

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    Come on Ron, is it really possible to build a business empire worth eleven figures and be a buffoon??

    Trump is not only not a buffoon, he combines extraordinary intelligence, indefatigability, and a very colorful personality. He and his positions have broad appeal, from immigration to a realist foreign policy to fair free trade. He has the support of economists Larry Kudlow and Stephen Moore, as well as at least eight business titans and multi-billionaires (most are registered Democrats, like Carl Icahn and Steve Wynn). Trump can win in a landslide and broaden the GOP and make it much more inclusive. Indications are that he can pull in a good percentage of the African-American vote as well as Democrats and independents. He has won the Muslim vote in GOP races, the Hispanic vote in NV, and even won Laredo, TX (which is 96% Hispanic, largely Mexican-American).

    But we’ll see if he survives. He has so far survived 24/7 attacks against him by the GOP establishment, media, entertainment, K St., et al. While most of it is just calumny, it’s taken Trump down a few points and propped up a definite loser in the general election, Ted Cruz.

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  29. I completely agree.

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  30. I think people have always made the mistake of believing the Left’s description of the GOP. It’s understandable. The Left dominates the media and Republicans tended to nod along with it. The result is voters truly believed the GOP was a coherent political party with a large conservative core of elected officials and party regulars.

    Reality is something different. The elected officials fall into three groups. There are those who would be happier as liberal democrats, but geography and circumstance put them in the GOP. Paul Ryan is simply not a conservative. He would make a fine Speaker of a Democrat controlled House. John McCain is basically Fritz Hollings.

    Then there is a group of officials who just like being in office. They don’t want to rock the boat or cause any trouble. These are the people who think the continuing resolution is the greatest invention since pockets.

    Finally you have conservatives, most of who are from areas that remain outside the ruling coalition. The South and Appalachia are just not allowed to have a say in how the country is run so these elected officials remain fringe operators. Jeff Sessions is basically the beard for the Republican Party.

    The Trump phenomenon has very little to do with Trump the man and candidate. His support is a critique of the party and the so-called conservative movement. The latter is important. Buckley turned into the L. Ron Hubbard of politics and his movement became a racket somewhere in the 90′s. The hysterics from those people are due entirely to the fact their followers are abandoning the faith.

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  31. Or is it too much to ask that Americans get a president that will put the USA first and not Israel?

    I like how you ended your comment. I would modify it slightly to:

    Or is it too much to ask that Americans get a president and Congress that will put the USA first and not Israel?

    I think all Unz commenters who agree with this sentiment should start appending it to the end of all of their future comments, like this:

    Is it too much to ask that Americans get a president and Congress that will put the USA first and not Israel?

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  32. …Except the 3 who are married to his kids.

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  33. From the Oxford dictionary:

    buf·foon.

    [bəˈfo͞on]

    NOUN

    1.
    a ridiculous but amusing person; a clown.

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  34. With all due respect to those who dislike Mr. Trump, you don’t become a billionaire by mistake. It takes brains, drive, organizational skill, people skills, and the ability to size up and overcome your opposition. These are precisely the traits Mr. Trump used to build his business empire and to crush his Republican rivals. Underestimate this man at your own risk.

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  35. Yes but, an abrahamic ideology like american exceptionalism which must be spread the sword, is inherently an insane & unnatural one.

    It must stretch itself to its limits & implode, hopefully taking islam & christianity with it. Judaism as well tbh including offshoots,

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  36. You obviously have little idea of who Ron Unz is.

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  37. Yes Ron, Trump is an open cannon whereas all his opponents in both Republican and Democrats are known war criminals, racists, sold to the Wall Street and political Jewish oligarchs, Saban and Sheldon, and rabid pro-Israel. That’s the main reason the Organized Jewry is afraid of Trump despite his professed loyalty to Israel and his hatred of Muslims.

    I’m surprised you don’t know that your favorite media sources, NYT and WSJ along with WT, CNN, CBS, Fox News, etc. have undisputed record of lying about Iraqi WMDs, and to liberate women and Kurds from Saddam Hussein, whom all of these idiots supported during Iraq-Iran 8-year war.

    Trump seems smarter than his opponents – while maintaining his allegiance to Israel, he also tries to look a White supremacist, 9/11 truther, anti-immigration, anti-Muslims, and pro-war to satisfy a majority of brainwashed and racist American voters.

    Last month, in an interview with CNN’s State of the Union Trump told host Jack Trapper that he didn’t know anything about former KKK leader David Duke.

    “Just so you understand, I don’t know anything about David Duke, OK? I don’t know anything about what you’re even talking about with white supremacy or white supremacists,” said Trump.

    All GOP presidential candidates competing against Donald Trump, plus Hillary clinton and Bernie Sanders blasted him for his bigotry. Every brainwashed American knows that David Duke is one of the most hated White Americans in Organized Jewry’s bible.

    The other day, Abraham Foxman, former ADL top gun, accused Trump for performing “Heil Hitler” salute in public.

    https://rehmat1.com/2016/02/29/donald-trump-kkk-and-adl/

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  38. Given this marvelous platform and playground that Ron Unz has given us here, I’m not sure if your vitriol is entirely apropos. I mean, for Pete’s sake, where else will you find Paul Gottfried (eek a Jew!), Fred Reed, da Derb and Steve Sailer, to say nothing of the other marginalized voices to whom Unz has provided a soapbox?

    It is entirely possible to disagree without being an ass about it.

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  39. If one takes the very reasonable view that a Native Born White American Race-Revolt is inevitable against the open and deliberate policy of race-replacement..than the question becomes:is it better for it to happen sooner or later. I submit that sooner is better…and therefore: worse is better…better to have Hillary Clinton elected POTUS on Nov 8 2016. Much better to have a catalytic mass racialization of millions of Native Born White American Males the day after Nov 8 2016….

    Please spare me the hysterics. A nonwhite Demographic Tsunami is rapidly approaching. And just think about this:Nov 8 2020…Nov 8 2024….Nov 2028….Nov 2032…No 8 2038…Nov 8 2040.

    For racial-demographic reasons…POTUS Donald Trump is four and out-especially when you consider the enormous amount of White Male MEGA-CEO sabotage that will be inflicted upon POTUS TRUMP.

    If I am wrong about this…tell me why I am wrong.

    If Trump Looses on Nov 8 2016….Game Plan B?..We can’t policy wonk ourselves out of the imminent demographic catastrophe. Secession won’t solve the problem either.

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  40. Not USA, not America but Americans. Put Americans first. Make America serve interests of Americans. For last 100 years or perhaps even longer America served the interests of those who were bent on world domination that include the domination over American people. The American people can be utilized as long as they serve as functionaries of the empire. If they obstruct the goals of the empire they will be destroyed like any other people.

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  41. {What exactly are your accomplishments, smartpants? }

    Mr. Unz is a self-made multi-millionaire.
    Son of a single mother. An immigrant mother.
    Started with zilch and got where he is today with his own smarts and hard work.

    Trump used the good hand he was dealt by his wealthy father to the max.
    He is a smart businessman, no doubt about it.
    But it is always easier to make the next millions if you start with a million.
    Always easier if your father opens doors for you and makes the introductions.

    And what are your accomplishment, Larry, that you visit a web site funded and mainatined by Mr. Unz, and insult him calling him ‘smartpants’ ?
    How many people visit your blog, the link to which you put in your post – leaching off of a site of a man you denigrate.

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  42. “99.99.99%”?

    Learn a little basic mathematics before you start in on “the Jew Ron Unz”. The Jews laugh at criticism from ignorant goyim, and why not?

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  43. Correct on all counts!

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  44. With all due respect to those who dislike Mr. Trump, you don’t become a billionaire by mistake.

    No, but you do become a hundred-millionaire that way.

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  45. There are such huge differences between the American rigid separation of powers and fixed 2, 4 and 6 year terms model and the Westminster system that it’s hard to imagine how you would make the comparison. America’s politics is corrupted by lack of party discipline, 2 year Congressional terms and the importance of money to get re-elected. And there is no equivalent in the UK to the year and more of campaigning in primaries and then the election campaign itself. How do you assess the stupidity or otherwise of Conservatives in the UK (or in Canada, for that matter, about which I am less well informed)?

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    The Repubs have someone who can actually get people out of bed and to the voting booths with enthusiasm and yet they don’t want him? This just illustrates how most politicians of both parties are drawn from an inner club and how they want to keep it that way. Trump blasting the Iraq misadventure out loud in public was like breathing clean air for once; it just had an invigorating effect on everyone. Despite the rather freewheeling rhetoric being thrown around right now once a person comes into a management position they have to read the books and receive a reality check as to what’s feasible and what isn’t. All presidents undergo on-the-job training since no one ever knows everything about everything. This is what they have a staff of advisors for and hopefully one can discern between the glib charlatans and the ones who are competent. What’s needed is a person who is capable of learning quickly and who has the right instincts. Should Trump become the next president I expect the excitement to die down and a period of decompression to set in. Miracles can’t happen. Steps in the right direction, a change in the national culture and a much needed housecleaning would be a great start.

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  47. On some levels I would agree with both, but it depends on the definition of “strategic” and “disaster” >;-)

    The US lost many more young men in WW1, but it emerged on the decisively winning side with the allies utterly beholden to it. To some extent, the US dictated the terms of the peace AND, to the extent it failed to uphold some elements, it was largely by the choice to pull back. The US nevertheless already assumed the position of financial and industrial leadership that it would cement in 1945. Britain was sliding fast in every military and economic category and had to calibrate all its actions according to what the US wanted [to cite only one example, it cut its navy by a huge margin in part to meet US demands and in part not to launch a ruinous building contest with the US, which it would have lost and knew it; a second occurs- the UK ended the very valuable Anglo-Japanese alliance solely to satisfy US pressure; the UK paid hard for both in 1939-41]. The US also gained a leading economic presence in Europe, Germany included.

    On the whole, the US went from a world in which the British protected the seas and international system, to one in which the war put that in brief doubt and suggested the possibility of a divided world with a strong German Europe as America’s competitor, to one in which the US increasingly underwrote or shared Britain’s job and Europe remained divided [US interests and traditional British interests in this area were not dissimilar] but with the chance for renewed prosperity. The Russian revolution was a disaster, but it was not meaningfully worsened by American entry to the war.

    Unless one subscribes to the notion that WW1 made WW2 inevitable [I don't, at least in the form it took; way too much happened in the 1920s that could have broken differently before 1933] I don’t see the disaster.

    For 1945 in Asia, oddly enough, I see a better case. It wasn’t necessary, didn’t really advance the American interest in defeating Japan, and although it cost no American lives at the time it certainly stored up trouble for the future, with Korea only the start.

    On that, although I would not want to take part in the ancient and even at the time sterile debate on “who lost China?”, the victory of the Communists in China was arguably the greatest strategic disaster for the US, whether or not any Americans had had a hand in it and whether or not the US could have done anything to prevent it. It for a generation enhanced the power of the USSR in Asia. It took a huge region out of play for US influence for all that time. Even given Sino-Soviet rivalry starting early, it just created a second pole of communist power to appeal to other Asians. It created the military power that kept Korea divided. It generated insurgencies as far as Malaysia and Indonesia, contributed to conditions in Indochina and threatened Thailand. Looked at a different way, it also embroiled the US in conflicts and dirty wars in all those places that perhaps the US would not have needed to fight and which warped American thinking and even culture.

    It’s possible to second guess all that. The rise of the PRC also benefited US strategy by forcing all these countries to turn to the US, but only if you think that was a gain. It also created a [sort of] ally against the Russians later on, although whether that is better than having had an allied or neutral China the whole time would be an open question.

    The impact of all that on the position of the US now would also be unknown. Would China have prospered earlier, or later, or in what different ways? Would China now be a lesser, greater, or equal economic rival, and would its possible rise under the ROC have been more, less, or similarly friendly to the US-led world order? Beats me. Still say that 1949 was the biggest strategic disaster to date.

    Although if you lump all the Iraq wars together with everything else the US has done since 1991, maybe the last 25 years as a whole are the greatest strategic disaster.

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  48. He must be an arrogant spiteful ignoramus. Clicking on his website link he appears to be someone with no independent flair, imagination or talent but a nerdy collector’s way with collecting links.

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  49. The current worthless globalist Republican Party will be replaced by an American Nationalist party, probably still called Republican, but headed by Trump or people like him…It’s inevitable

    Not only is it not inevitable it is very unlikely. Whether Trump wins or loses, the Establishment will re-assert control.

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  50. I always get a good laugh whenever stupid people trying to appear more intelligent than they are.

    I don’t care what their ethnicity is.

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  51. Noam Chomsky has announced that he will be voting for the War Criminal Hillary Clinton.

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  52. No bad idea stays dead when there are con artists ready to make money reviving it.

    Regarding the repubs, Occam’s Razor is still recognizing them as simply part of the system that maintains the theocracy running the USA, UK and (for all practical purposes) the developed world.

    The dems are open leftists. The repubs aren’t (and never were) rightists.

    Conservatism is simply left-light, or left-lagging.

    This is why I laugh at analysis that somehow expresses shock that the “opposition” isn’t.

    The system has been a left-thread cork-screw for 600 years. It has reached apogee in many ways, and like all trends near reversal its “underlying fundamentals” have weakened markedly during this last vault higher. “Equality” is now redefined to mean you MUST humor a man who thinks he’s a woman, or a woman who thinks she’s a man, and if that man insists on stripping naked in front of your 10 year old daughters in a locker room, you must teach them it’s not only okay but that they should feel free to strip naked in front of ‘her.’”

    D or R, War was always Peace (because there is much more to loot when in War.)

    History is impulsive.

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  53. If anyone still believes in the two party mythology I have some swampland in Arizona for sale dirt cheap!

    The Founding Fathers Tried to Warn Us About the Threat From a Two-Party System

    Polls show that a majority of Americans say that both the Republicans and Democrats are doing such a poor job representing the people that a new, third party is needed.

    http://www.washingtonsblog.com/2011/07/the-founding-fathers-tried-to-warn-us-about-the-threat-from-a-two-party-system.html

    “The alternate domination of one faction over another, sharpened by the spirit of revenge natural to party dissension, which in different ages and countries has perpetrated the most horrid enormities, is itself a frightful despotism. But this leads at length to a more formal and permanent despotism.” George Washington

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  54. Guys, I just want to double check.

    You do realize that Trump was born a millionaire with a silver spoon in his mouth, right?

    You do realize that he needed to do little more than let his money accrue interest to become a billionaire?

    https://www.quora.com/Did-Donald-Trump-inherit-a-lot-of-money-and-then-increase-his-net-worth-at-an-unremarkable-rate

    The guy deserves credit where credit is due. He has raised some interesting topics, he has dissented from the mainstream to an extent, and he has put up a show. But he’s neither a new Christ nor a new Washington nor a new Napoleon nor a new Carnegie nor even a new Reagan, for those so inclined.

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  55. Over the last few months I’ve been much too preoccupied with my Harvard University Overseer project to pay much attention to the unfolding saga of the presidential race; I’ve closely read my morning newspapers as I always do – Ron Unz

    Based on absolutely everything I’ve read in my daily NYT+WSJ, Trump certainly seems an ignorant buffoon and a loose cannon, but being a loose cannon, he rolls around randomly, not infrequently in the correct direction – Ron Unz

    Earlier this year, an ardent Trump supporter declared that his favored candidate was 95% a clown but 5% a patriot – Ron Unz

    So you’re a Harvard clown, but you are unable to do your own research on a presidential candidate and would rather just have your opinions fed to you by a DNC controlled lapdog LSM? And I’ll be you wonder why people don’t have much respect for Harvard shitheads too. Maybe you should stick to sucking up to the Russians Unz.

    Are you a self-made billionaire? Have you employed tens of thousands of people at any time in your life in businesses you created? I’m going to guess, “No.” on both those questions. You can try and portray Trump as a loud mouthed buffoon all you want, and he may be loud and even an egotist. But he has good reason to believe in himself and his abilities. More than you I am certain, or any other LSM hack.

    Why don’t you try reading his book before you criticize him with petty insults?

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  56. Not a problem for poor English-speakers if the University of California starts making classes available in Spanish, which we expect will happen within, say, twenty years max. Don’t like it, but that’s what we expect.

    I also expect both government legislative business and state-court proceedings to be conducted in Spanish, at first only when both sides agree and later presumptively for everyone.

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  57. Trump does good press conferences. One bit I like in that one was around 5:30 where he asserted “Ted Cruz never beats me” followed by “that really means he rarely beats me” which I take as a sign he’s trying to moderate the (false) rhetoric a bit. As useful as statements like that are for persuasion, I think it hurts him to “constantly” say things that are factually untrue.

    I think it’s fair to say Trump frequently acts like a buffoon, but anyone who translates that into a lack of ability or competence might want to check their own level of those qualities.

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  58. Noam Chomsky as a Crypto Zionist know who would be a better future war criminal.

    American Jewish writer and blogger, Roger Tucker, in a 2010 ‘Open Letter to Uri Avnery, Noam Chomsky and Jimmy Carter‘, had claimed that they’re not friends of Palestinian – because they themselves were ‘Crypto-Zionists’ hiding behind the facade of ‘humanism’.

    https://rehmat1.com/2012/09/06/chomsky-i-support-israel-but/

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  59. “It is entirely possible to disagree without being an ass about it.” – Precisely. That’s why the Jew Ron Unz shouldn’t have resorted to fact-free vilifying ad hominems against Trump without even trying to elaborate on why Trump is so bad. Your hypocritical piece of advice is true both for him and for you.

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  60. anonymous
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    1. engage brain

    2. re:

    That someone talks like an American but still thinks like a Mexican sounds like the worst possible outcome.

    3. count to 10

    1

    2

    etc (google the rest if you must)

    3. Parse your sentence in the context of Unz’s essay:
    “Republican party [ in and of USA, i.e. a large group of Americans] is too stupid to survive”

    Subsequent comments have noted that there’s little distinction between Repubs and Dems; both are stupid.
    That is, the broad sweep of the American voting class is stupid; too stupid to survive, in fact. They are in existential extremis. Next stop Extinction.

    Your statement asserts that Mexicans will not learn to think like Americans, and per you, that is a bad thing.

    iow, It’s a bad thing if Mexicans learn to speak English but fail to learn to be as stupid as Republicans or Democrats because it means that while Repubs and Dems will cease to exist, Mexicans who speak English but don’t think like stupid Americans will survive.

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  61. War Lobby, Israel Lobby, Bankers Lobby, Free Trade Lobby, Business Lobby, Open Borders Lobby can get all what they want from Democratic Party since Clinton remade it to what it is now. The Republican Party is not needed for these lobbies. The Republican Party became superfluous as the lobbies are concerned. The only difference between Democrats and Republicans is The Second Amendment and to some extent abortion and global warming.

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  62. “Mr. Unz is a self-made multi-millionaire.” blah, blah, blah.

    There are millions of Ron Unzes out there. There is only one Donald Trump. Hundreds of years from now, historians will still be talking and writing about him. Nobody will remember the Jew Ron Unz, you or me.

    “And what are your accomplishment, Larry” – My accomplishments are my business. However, I don’t try to denigrate people infinitely superior to me, like the Jew Ron Unz did to Mr. Trump.

    “How many people visit your blog, the link to which you put in your post – leaching off of a site of a man you denigrate.” – Yes, I’m unapologetically using the Jew Ron Unz’s website to advertise my little blog while I simultaneously trash him. I’m doing it deliberately. Jews like Ron Unz also use our societies to their own advantage while denigrating us and poisoning the very societies in which they thrive. We should do exactly the same to them every time we can.

    And by the way, cut the teary sobbing bs about the Jew Ron Unz being the son of a single mother, an immigrant blah, blah, blah. I’m an immigrant too, I’m the son of a single mother too – English is not even my first language. SO WHAT? There are millions of rich, smart, successful people out there – but there is just one Donald Trump volunteering to fight for our interests, while less than brilliant Goyim like you suck up to Jews like the Jew Ron Unz.

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  63. “Jews laugh at criticism from ignorant goyim, and why not?” – I will tell you what they laugh at much more: ignorant Goyim like you dancing attendance and sucking up to them big time.

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  64. Who’s Afraid of an Open Debate? The Truth About the Commission on Presidential Debates

    The Commission on Presidential Debates is a private corporation headed by the former chairmen of the Republican and Democratic parties. The CPD is a duopoly which allows the major party candidates to draft secret agreements about debate arrangements including moderators, debate format and even participants. The result is a travesty riddled with sterile, non-contentious arguments which consistently exclude alternative voices that Americans want to hear.

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  65. Consider the sources. If guys like Bill Kristol and Anderson Cooper call you a buffoon, what, exactly, does that say about you?

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  66. You do realize that he needed to do little more than let his money accrue interest to become a billionaire?

    https://www.quora.com/Did-Donald-Trump-inherit-a-lot-of-money-and-then-increase-his-net-worth-at-an-unremarkable-rate

    I would not recommend buying financial products from the person who wrote that first answer.

    Some points:

    1. Trump’s father died in 1999. Not 1974, not 1982. Teleporting Trump’s inheritance earlier (especially without inflation adjusting it) is so disingenuous as to make the writer non-credible IMO.

    2. 1982 was the beginning of an incredible bull market. Choosing that as a starting point is a classic technique for financial hucksters to exaggerate market returns.

    3. Trump lives large. Any analysis like that should include how much money he spent over the years.

    4. Accruing interest is not the same as investing in the stock market.

    This meme needs to die because the analyses people put forth to support it are ridiculous: “You do realize that he needed to do little more than let his money accrue interest to become a billionaire?”

    P.S. If anyone has a clear explanation of the financial interaction between Trump and his father over the years I would be interested in seeing it (e.g. the actual terms of the $1M loan Trump mentions, his role in his father’s company, the role of estate taxes in his inheritance). Save the stupid hit pieces like that first quora answer though.

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  67. False rhetoric? Factually untrue?

    Hyperbole is not a kind of falsehood. It’s a kind of *literal* falsehood, but there is nothing dishonest or otherwise objectionable about it. There is no rule that says that you or I or presidential candidates may not use hyperbole. “Ted Cruz never beats me” is a true statement, and the fact that Ted Cruz has, from time to time, beat Donald Trump makes it no less true.

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  68. Hey Homer

    I think you’re onto something.

    I think 90% of the population is a secret Jew and a crypto-Zionist.

    You might want to interrogate your goat about his ethnicity and Zionist leanings.

    Sherm

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  69. The Jews laugh at criticism from ignorant goyim, and why not?

    Indeed, laughing at criticism from ignorant goyim has always worked out so well for them.

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  70. The “Trump is an ignorant buffoon” bit certainly was a false note in Unz’s piece. Trump is obviously neither ignorant nor buffoonish, and it’s hard to believe that Unz fails to see this. Then again, Ronald Reagan’s stupidity was an entirely taken for granted fact among all the right people for a long, long time.

    Slezkine in *The Jewish Century* goes on at length about the strange psychological response Jews have to the Big Man, to the (elite of the) Apollonians in Slezkine’s terminology. Actually, it would be kind of interesting to see a Slezkine flavored analysis of the response of Jews to Trump and, for that matter, to Putin.

    So, I’d take Unz at his word. He has got Trump wrong because 1) he is not paying attention, and 2) he has dropped Trump into the “frat boys, I hate frat boys unless they’re Israeli” box that Jews tend to carry around in their heads.

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  71. [Trump] has the support of economists Larry Kudlow and Stephen Moore,

    Is this true? It’s horrifying if so.

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  72. That’s a nice comment, but 2016-600=1416. So, it all started to go to shit during “the Renaissance?” That seems about right to me.

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  73. As to Unz’s question, “Is the Republican Party just too stupid to survive?”

    No, people just don’t get the GOP. It’s always been the party of big business and the urban professional class. And has kept the white middle-class at arms length and out of power in the party. If they got anything it was the occasional red meat wedge issue to keep them happy and voting for what amounted to a bunch of oligarchs and their agenda.

    They don’t like populists or pols that try to actually represent the people – hence the near unified opposition by the GOP to Trump’s candidacy. They’d rather run candidates that have no appeal like Romney, McCain, Whitman or Fiorina. Because even when they lose the party still wins.

    How is that? See the GOP works best when it can collude with the Democrats as shown during the Clinton administration where they managed to pass a raft of policies that benefited the wealthy tremendously but wrecked the country in the process.

    1) NAFTA
    2) GATT
    3) PNTR for China
    4) Killing Glass-Steagall
    5) The Commodity Futures Modernization Act.

    Or just look how Ryan and McConnell actively collude with Obama and more importantly what the Chambers of Commerce and Wall Street want.

    It’s all one big club at the top folks to paraphrase George Carlin. That’s where you’ll find Rupert Murdoch, Jeb Bush and Valerie Jerret all having dinner at the same table. Yes there is a photo of that happening in D.C.

    And if you don’t think the GOP is the party of oligarchs go read this:

    http://www.breitbart.com/video/2016/03/09/huffpos-grim-54-private-jets-at-meeting-to-stop-trump/

    The makeup is now off the pig thanks to Trump.

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  74. You make a good point, but I have to disagree with you concerning: ‘“Ted Cruz never beats me” is a true statement, and the fact that Ted Cruz has, from time to time, beat Donald Trump makes it no less true.’

    The definition I see for hyperbole is: “exaggerated statements or claims not meant to be taken literally.”

    Not to be taken literally is different from true IMHO. I would agree with saying it is not a lie though. Or your statement: “there is nothing dishonest or otherwise objectionable about it”

    That said, perhaps others can weigh in here. I have a tendency towards being overly literal. How do other commenters interpret Trump’s use of hyperbole?

    From a practical point of view, Trump’s hyperbole gives the hostile press many soundbites which can be portrayed as lies.

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  75. As to Trump being a “buffoon”- sure he is. On purpose. Standing there at that podium at a presidential debate and saying ‘there’s no problem there’ as to the size of his shiv, Trump was playing full-on buffoon. He was playing to middle America, and they appreciate a man who can laugh at himself. It doesn’t make him stupid, hardly. It makes him complicated.

    This word ‘buffoon’ and how it’s being used reminds me of another buffoon from America’s political past. A one Huey Long, universally considered a buffoon and a populous, (just like Trump), but taken deadly serious when it came to upsetting the PTB.

    Long was also a critic of the Fed, and not under the control of same. He was assassinated shortly after announcing his intention to run for president.

    I hope Trump is taking precautions

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  76. You hit the nail on the head mate.

    The “ignorant buffoon” bit was a tell-tale sign of who wrote the piece: a geeky, dorky Jew who sees himself as very smart (but I repeat myself) and who is pettily jealous (and scared, actually) of the alpha male, charismatic, stellarly successful Big White Man and the White masses who follow him.

    Sorry Ronz of Oz. Our civilization, not yours. If you don’t like it like it is, Israel exists for a reason. You and your kind won’t be missed, believe me.

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  77. I’m getting rather tired of that drivel about Mr. Unz. You notice he hasn’t eliminated any of your comments (so you can’t say the Jew is trying to silence your pertinent and eloquent voice.) All he is trying to say, in a round about fashion, is that the establishment G.O.P are the ones who have spawned such a character as Trump. This is their doing–not so cuckish pointing that out, eh? Please, PLEASE, don’t be such a dumb, paranoid hick and alienate all those Jews who more or less agree with us on stuff like national sovereignty, immigration, the problems with identity politics, and so on. Plus this website is great. As a previous commentator pointed out: Where else can you get Gottfried, Sailer, Derbyshire, that fellow who knows everything about genes, Kirk–what’s his name from VDARE, et al.? Certainly not at NR. Don’t be an ass. And this is coming from a gentile supporter of Trump who does indeed believe much of Jewish politics should be open to criticism when warranted.

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  78. You might want to interrogate your goat about his ethnicity and Zionist leanings

    He lent it to a friend for the evening.

    “The Kids Are Alright” has an entirely different meaning in that part of the world.

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  79. “I don’t recall that historians generally found Whig Party leaders in the 1850s exceptionally stupid–things had just changed so that the various groups that constituted the Whig Party could no longer agree.”

    The Whig Party imploded because its northern members opposed slavery and its southern members supported slavery.

    “Something similar may be happening to the Republican Party–the donor class’s and the voting base’s objectives can no longer be reconciled.”

    Until the candidates of the “donor class” or the “elitists” or “crony capitalists” or “establishment”, or whatever term is the flavor of the month, are ROUTINELY defeated in local, state, and national elections, the voting base will feign anger and vote someone outside of the Republican/Democratic Party mainstream, but return back to form.

    Perhaps YOU should take a stab at politics and run on the American Nationalist Party ticket.

    As an aside, who is on record here stating that legislation should be passed to control the actions of individual companies from not outsourcing jobs to foreigners and reform tax laws to ensure companies pay them? Or are these proposed laws anti-free market?

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  80. OT but I’ve noticed lately here at Unz.com there have been several posts with Markdown glitches in their text, or at least things that look like it. I mean the words bracketed by asterisks or double underscores etc. Is this a JavaScript glitch at this site or are people writing their comments in Markdown?

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  81. Correct. It is inarguable that Trump turned a million received from his father into the 7 or 8 Billion he has today. That is an extremely long way from nothing. He also is a TV star and has always been in the public eye for years.

    Few men could or would challenge his taste or success in and with women, business and, now, politics.

    He’s what is known as a “winner”.

    To call such a person a buffoon or a clown is envy and penis envy at that.

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  82. Bird-brain, it must have escaped your notice that Unz is agnostic about your stupid posts? [he does not censor them] You are not “using” this site for any end other than displaying your own infantile denseness.

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  83. “free-market” is the same as “racist” it means whatever you want it to.

    I have had people argue with me that a free market cannot have monopolies or cartels. When you explain that a monopoly is just some guy with the deepest pockets freely lowering his price to force everybody to either go out of business or sell out to him, they start sputtering some idiotic libertarian nonsense that is basically “that can’t happen in a free market” with no real explanation about why not. They usually create some mythical entity that will jump in once prices get too high ignoring the huge start-up costs necessary to compete with an entrenched entity.

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  84. Most definitely the entry into WW1 was America’s biggest single mistake. I would put the needless Spanish-American war as second.

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  85. ‘The language you speak goes some way to determining how you think. More to the point, a society divided by language is a society profoundly divided.’

    As a Canadian I can most certainly second that. Canada would have been a million times better off if it had absorbed and digested its French-speaking population. But it didn’t.

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  86. Agree 100% with what you say. The needless and foolish Spanish-American war (100% a war of choice on America’s part) was a terrible blunder. I still say though that the US entry into WW1 was the greatest error of all.

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  87. “We’re giving them [Iraqis] a chance at having democracy.” That was said to me casually by a well-educated, well-paid, senior computer guy about Iraq War II. The same guy once quipped that outsourcing stuff to China was okay because the manufactured goods shipped here were built to American standards.

    There seem to be a whole mess of government and private sector actions of varying degrees of questionableness that people just uncritically introject and attach to their existing brain furniture with expedient, and very self-serving rationalizations. We all apply “therapeutic rhetoric” to ourselves, I suppose, just to get through the day. I guess no one wants to admit he’s a patsy–the cost of meaningful dissent is too high.

    I guess I agree mostly with “utu” at #40 above. I’d add that, in my judgment at least, most Americans have little idea remaining of what liberty and a shared culture mean. The folks I’ve heard who say America ought to go from Point X to Point Y usually, in my experience at least, can’t give the “coordinates” of either.

    Ron asks whether the Republicans are too stupid to survive. I don’t know. For a lot of folks who have the uneasy feeling they’ve been “played” by an opaque political system, though, Republican Donald Trump gives them a chance.

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  88. My basic point is in regards to immigration policies and demographics. None of these groups use THE SAILER STRATEGY. They all simply watch as the left, Democrats, Liberals and Labour parties use immigration to get votes and undermine them demographically. To afraid to fight for white immigration or an end to all immigration for fear of being called a “racist”.

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  89. I DO IN FACT subscribe to the notion that WW1 made WW2 inevitable. That is PRECISELY why I say the US intervention was such a disaster. I guess we just part company on the subject and agree to disagree.

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  90. Rehmat has no friends besides his goat.

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  91. When it comes to what is truly CONSERVATIVE, for the state of California, making efforts to bolster English, for the kids, is Key!

    It is the means of communications used in all the developed world today, IE: it has long been the official language among sailors, on the seas.

    California, though it has been bilingual historically, ie: It was part of Mexico fairly recently, as most of our cities and towns are named reflecting this fact.
    That however, doesn’t mean that English should be neglected.

    It is about the most conservative and constructive thing I can think of that should be done, to make English available to learn for all.

    Obviously, there is plenty of problems with keeping the English language strong, with the demographic shifts, and that isn’t going to get better.

    So, since English is already the… de rigueur, de facto world language, to conserve what is California as to wealth and prosperity, well, get on board with keeping up with the rest of the world, speaking English!

    Since most of the H1b people, have better English skills, and science backgrounds, so, about all Cali, has is nice real estate, and a brief little legacy. It is sad but the folks who have been lucky enough to reside in California, may not see how they are going to be inevitably replaced by smarter, hungrier, better educated, different shades of BROWN!

    And as to the Donald: Baffoon, Clown, Showman, sure, and that’s just requisite grist.

    As to building a WALL: think now, the Egyptians build the Pyramids, Chinese the Wall,
    etc.etc. (OTOH: ”Collapse” J. Diamand, not withstanding… ), It’s a lot more CONSERVATIVE in the short run, (what’s left about now anyways!!!,and the long run to aspire to), to build a WAll, yeah a big wall, the best ever!, make it another ten feet taller too! THAN to waste the remaining national booty on anymore… what do you call it nationbuilding and R2P, and etc. ?

    Trump better put us back to work building walls, with motes filled with exotic Crockodiles and bring the water with canals from the north lands, and it could be really good!

    Redirect the war machine to constructive, conservative uses… incrementally of course.

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    I wouldn’t be surprised if this ‘Lawrence’ character were just a fake. Set up a website with a bunch of linked articles from elsewhere and it looks like there may be a real person involved. Then be particularly provocative elsewhere for whatever reason such as sidelining and deforming the flow of discussion.

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  93. the hate trump supporters spew forth simply because someone criticize trump :)

    I mean, do you guys think so little of trump? or so little of ron?

    geez.

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  94. { while less than brilliant Goyim like you suck up to Jews like the Jew Ron Unz…}
    Since you opened the door to personal insults, I will return the favour.

    {to fight for our interests,} ?
    Why is your obscure web site in UK ?
    Who is this “our” you are talking about, homes.

    {My accomplishments are my business. }
    You are a loser: that’s what it means when someone hides behind that line.

    {I’m an immigrant too, I’m the son of a single mother too – English is not even my first language}
    Ron Unz is a public figure: what is known about him is known.
    You on the other hand, are an insignificant slimy little worm hiding under a rock.
    You can make up anything to make your miserable life of a loser mean something.
    Won’t work: you are a loser. Always been, and always will be.

    {Yes, I’m unapologetically using the Jew Ron Unz’s website to advertise my little blog while I simultaneously trash him. I’m doing it deliberately.}
    You admit you are a parasite living off of the largess of a Jewish American.
    You are a leach. And you are proud of it.
    Congratulations, pond scum.

    {English is not even my first language.}
    Pretty obvious: half your post is filled with incoherent “blah, blah, blah…”
    You got thrown out of ESL, did you?

    btw: since you so eagerly suck up to Mr. Trump, what say you about the fact that his Goy daughter voluntarily converted to Judaism, and that hundreds of years from now when people talk about Trump, they will also talk about the fact that his daughter converted to Judaism, and he has Jewish grandchildren. Remember that next time you are listening to your favourite Nazi speeches, Sargent Schultz.

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  95. The highest priority for an embezzler is to keep his job. His replacement will uncover his crimes. It’s not just their cushy jobs that the belt way Republicans are worried about.

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  96. He comes across as loopy, besides being ill mannered and a raving anti-Semite. Ill mannered you can fix; the others are not so susceptible to reason.

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  97. stupid or something else. here is something to consider:

    RE: NYTimes.com: Donald Trump, the Winning Wild Card ( “Populism”…is that the right term for what is happening ? )

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    “Dean Baker, a liberal economist, contends in an email that the Trump phenomenon opens future “opportunities for a new populist politics. The big question,” Baker writes,
    is whether such a politics will be a dead end that tries to set the clock back by being a white people’s populism — treating African Americans, Hispanics, and other ethnic/racial groups as the enemy. Or whether it will be a forward thinking approach that formulates an economic policy designed to reverse the enormous upward redistribution that has been engineered by the leadership of both political parties over the last three and half decades.”

    The original Populism was set in the 1920 era and was a farmer’s struggle against the banks. This is called Prairie Populism, A black resistance in the South after the Civil War has been tagged a Black Populism in the 1870s , which was the era in which the KKK took form, etc. This “populism” should probably not be called populism, it was race based entirely.

    The Yellow Peril of the 1870s which fueled the racialism of Jack London (Yellow Peril (sometimes Yellow Terror) was a color metaphor for race, namely the theory that East Asian peoples were a danger to the western world. In the words of the American historian John W. Dower: “the vision of the menace from the East was always more racial rather than national.” wiki) was entirely Race based, but had a foundation in chink cheap labor, just as now with regard to mexicans.

    These days the tag of Populism is being deployed to characterize race based popular movements like George Wallace in the 60s and 70s. The Black Insurrection of the last half century is never called populist because it is so plainly racial in character.

    Now Trumpism is being tagged Populism.

    Certainly there is a large nationalist character to Trumpism. The liberal commentariat, as well as the cucks (putative Conservatives who have been cuckholded by liberal cuckoos, in the service of International Capital), however , cry racism and so on with regard to Trump.

    Doubtless the trampled white working and middle classes are now awakening…struggling psychologically from implicit to explicit racialism. They watch TV and observe the jew/lib attack on them. Well constructed intellectual obscurantism may be lost on them, but having black males placed next to white women all the time on TV goes straight to the amygdala and fires the neurons pdq. Liberal race equality obsession in US “culture” has reached its limit. White folks are starting to howl.

    So, the swerve away from Race is part of the vast denial of lib-cuck-jew minds. Yes, it is partly conscious deceit, but for most of these ostriches looking for holes in the sand, it is Denial.

    Otoh, the jewyorktimes mostly has it right: it is Race at least neck in neck with economic immiseration of most whites. Of course, the problem is with Whites, not Black behavior which is 90 per cent savage.

    However, Edsall , below, is a true economistic type liberal, and wants his readers to see economics, not race. Too horrible to contemplate. The guy he quotes does see the race angle…

    Btw, if you google race riots in the US, there are literally dozens of them stretching back to middle 19th century. Check out the 1919 race riots in newyorkcity.

    Taking a cue from the quoted guy on Forward or Backward….there is no way any Forward is going to happen except with a profoundly nationalist economics.
    As for the Backward with regard to race, that is where we are heading, with Mother Nature’s guiding Principle: genetic similarity as First and Last, alpha and omega of human, like other social animals, behavior. Ethics starts with biology, not puerile Peter Pan dreams.

    Joe Webb
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    So who is stupid for overlooking this history, and the elephant in the living room? JW

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  98. Am I the only here that is a bit surprised that Unz reads WSJ and NYT calling Trump a buffoon and then believes it.

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  99. As if the Democrats are geniuses.

    As if the Democrats are not owned by Israel Firsters.

    As if the Democrats don’t advocate foreign intervention.

    As if Democrats aren’t making vast sums from the armaments industry.

    As if Democrats aren’t demanding the end to free speech on issues from which Jews profit.

    As if Democrats aren’t strangling freedom on US campuses.

    Wake up, Ron.

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  100. What’s wrong with being “antisemitic”?

    It’s obvious and increasingly admitted that Jews deserve disdain for their hateful, violent actions and behaviour.

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  101. A party is an artifice. Humans create parties. Humans pre-exist parties. Ergo, humans do not need parties.

    “Can you not understand that the death of the individual is not death? The party is immortal.” ~ O’Brien to Winston Smith in Orwell’s “1984″.

    Further:

    “The first thing you must realize is that power is collective. The individual only has power in so far as he ceases to be an individual. You know the Party slogan: “Freedom is Slavery”. Has it ever occurred to you that it is reversible? Slavery is freedom. Alone — free — the human being is always defeated. It must be so, because every human being is doomed to die, which is the greatest of all failures. But if he can make complete, utter submission, if he can escape from his identity, if he can merge himself in the Party so that he IS the Party, then he is all-powerful and immortal.”

    ~O’Brien to Winston Smith, “1984″ by George Orwell

    The first amendment to Yahweh’s constitution:
    “Thou shalt have no gods before me.”

    Render unto Caesar yer middle finger.

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  102. It’s what you call the lifeboat mentality.

    If the ship looks fine, you do what is perceived to be good for the ship.

    But if the perception is the ‘ship is sinking’, then you opt for securing your place in the lifeboats.

    GOP ship has been sinking. So, the connected people in the ship no longer care about the ship. They are about securing their place in the lifeboats.

    They figure Democratic Ship will win. GOP’s role is to play junior opposition, like what became of the Socialist party in Japan that came to be essentially a one-party dictatorship under LDP.

    So, in a way, what the GOP connected folks are doing isn’t stupid.
    They figure the ship is sinking or headed for a collision with a Diversity Iceberg. So, the smart thing is to find their place on the lifeboats as they figure the ship will sink with all those who don’t have a place on the lifeboats.
    The likes of Lindsey or Linda Graham are all about lifeboat politics. Same with McCain, Romney, and etc.

    No one wants to be captain cuz captain has to go down with the ship.

    But captain/admiral/pirate Trump comes along like he can defeat the Spanish Armada and people are like ‘WTF, he’s ruining the narrative’.

    Is Trump Sir Francis Drake or is Capt Hook?

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  103. Trump certainly seems an ignorant buffoon and a loose cannon, but being a loose cannon, he rolls around randomly, not infrequently in the correct direction, which is more than I can say for nearly all of his Republican rivals.

    Why “nearly” all of his Republican rivals? All of them. Hillary too.

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  104. As a Canadian from a bilingual part of the country I’d have to disagree with you. The problem isn’t that the French-speaking people exist, it’s that the English-speaking people couldn’t get their act together to defend their position intelligently. What we ended up with is blue-collar and lower white-collar Anglos griping about things impotently while “elite” Anglos made their own arrangements that didn’t involve confronting the more unified Francos. That seems to be the pattern when Anglos run up against the Other.

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  105. Pretty amazing that Unz approves all these anti-Jew comments, many directed at him personally, on a site he owns. Some of you should be a little more appreciative.

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  106. And here I was wondering why so many papers were coming out singing the “cognitive benefits” of bilingualism. Now I see why.

    It’s bogus, of course. Plenty of evidence against it

    http://blogs.discovermagazine.com/neuroskeptic/2015/12/04/do-bilingual-people-have-a-cognitive-advantage/

    You might have to read up on the subject so you can answer when some dumb politician tells you how having Mexicans learn Spanish makes them smarter or something.

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  107. Why I hate the Republican Party:John Coulter..PhelpsDodson…June 1983…go goolge it..Annie short skirt Fannie Coulters’s Father..Violence was used to bust the Miners Union.

    Anne Coulter

    I won’t forget…..

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  108. Unz didn’t say Trump is an ignorant buffoon. He said, based on NYT, it seems…

    Anyhow, neither ignorant nor buffoon mean stupid or incompetent, so I’d have to agree. Trump obviously has brains, skills, charisma… but he does seem very ignorant of, for example, wonkish policy points, and he acts buffoonish. I think Unz is smart enough to use language correctly.

    I thought this was a pretty good short article, and I’m astonished to hear the Repubs reversing on English. My best guess is that their long-term national strategy was to create and then dominate a Hispanic voting ghetto. That is a stupid and corrupt thing to try to do.

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  109. The GOP insiders aren’t stupid, they know what their doing…

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  110. The JOOs who run the GOP/RNC (DNC has same problem) are choosing to lose rather than risk losing control, control is more important than winning.

    ITS THAT SIMPLE.
    Control is more important.

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  111. I can find at least three Jews who admit the Holocaust ™ is a scam, but I have yet to read about a single Jew who supports Trump over the “competition.” Feel free to name one, if such a creature exists.

    That can only mean one of two things. Either a.) Jews are scared out of their alleged “minds” or b.) this is the psyop of the century and Trump is really The Messiah who’s gonna make the Torah come true, finally. An operation, done with the understanding that Goyim have turn en-masse against the zionists, to make sure we’ll vote for him if we think the Jews hate him……

    I’m going with a.) at least for now.

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  112. I agree. Forming a new political party is as easy as changing the label on a paint can. The Jews do it all the time. They wear many disguises, too.

    They don’t give a matzoh ball about the “Republican” party, but POWER is everything.

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  113. I would add to the Republicans, Canada and the United Kingdom’s Conservative parties. Possibly even more dumb.

    You can add Australia’s “conservative” party to your list.

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  114. Are you a self-made billionaire?

    His Dad didn’t leave him a $200 million dollar company, to be quite fair to the host. He’s made over $100 million from nothing, so I would assume if he were born in Trump’s position, he would be.

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  115. “the greatest strategic disaster in U.S. history.”

    I dunno.

    Entry into WWI.

    Asking Stalin to move into northern Asia in WWII.

    There are so many spectacular U.S. strategic disasters to choose from! But entry into WW1 has to be the big one. Every subsequent catastrophe goes back to this one.

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  116. …Donald Trump…the loud-mouthed Reality TV star….

    Isn’t that like calling Joe DiMaggio the loud-mouthed coffee machine salesman, or Joe Namath the loud-mouthed panty-hose salesman?
    Weren’t all three, at the least, a bit more than that?

    However, just to show I’m no prig, I do like:

    …[Trump] was 95% a clown but 5% a patriot, and therefore stood head-and-shoulders above his Republican rivals….

    That, I’ll use, after changing “…his Republican rivals” to “all the other candidates.”

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  117. Now come on. I’m moderately pro-Trump, and vehemently anti-anti-Trump, but there’s no comparison on this score to DiMaggio. Joe D was a genuinely reserved and soft-spoken man. He even very clearly comes off that way in his coffee commercials.

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  118. I vaugely remember him but found out this from his wiki I admit it is cherry picked:

    In 1994, Unz opposed California Proposition 187 to deny social services to illegal immigrants, passed by 58.8% of the voters but later overturned by a federal court.[10] Unz said at the time that “Silicon Valley … is absolutely dependent upon immigrant professionals to maintain its technological edge. If they left or their future inflow were cut off, America’s computer industry would probably go with them.”[11]Unz worked in the banking industry writing software for mortgage securities during his studies, and founded a company called Wall Street Analytics in Palo Alto, CA. In 2006 his company was acquired by the ratings firm Moody’s.[4]

    So, Mr. Unz surprise surprise is all for ” illegal” immigrants as well as legal immigrants without which Silicon Valley would just not survive (who would do gardening, nanny work, and the dishes, of course for under the table wages). Then we learn that he was at least somewhat related to the mortgage securities business which he sold to Moody’s (aren’t they the agency that rates loans? I could be wrong not totally sure). Hmm…curious.

    Now he is bashing the Republican party (those who rejected him) as stupid in California when the whole state is completely controlled by the Democrats (apparently they did not vote for this only the Republicans did right?).

    Of course he would be bashing Trump while pumping (pimping?) himself and his initiative (I have a completely different view I wish I had been taught several languages as a child in school like Europeans- I am impressed when they can speak so many languages, and don’t get me started on Indians, they know English better than anyone I have ever met).

    Mr.Unz is an establishment hack masquerading as an altrusic intellectual (I know he is smart all of them are smart, the most corrupt people I ever met were also the smartest I ever met).

    Ron Unz is well known.

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  119. Agree 100%. I’ll occasionally hear talk of “market-based solutions” and suchlike, when what’s really meant is, roughly, something like: “I don’t like Bob’s high wages and good benefits, or XYZ Industries’ high profits. Therefore, Bob and XYZ somehow have a “fix” in that needs remedied. My own lower wages or lower profits are because I play strictly by market rules.” Balderdash, almost always. There are countless variants, too, such as the idea that wage cuts through outsourcing have no effect on quality. Or, there’s the crony hire who persuades himself he was best qualified by merit for the position.

    The UAW dislikes admitting it, but the idea of high wages for unskilled and semi-skilled auto workers was Henry Ford’s way of lowering costs associated with high turnover. Ford knew his business intimately; a lot of folks talking “free markets” don’t know any business intimately.

    Also, “free market” cheerleaders often refuse to recognize the total costs of capitalism’s “creative destruction”. Big-box office supply stores killed our local stores, which offered open stock selection, fine writing goods, special ordering with no minimum ordering, etc. It took about a decade for me to find online specialty retailers doing what my bricks-and-mortar folks once had. Would the free marketeers believe there are no costs at all in transactions that are involuntarily deferred while capital is “creatively destructing” and redeploying itself?

    FWIW-I vote Libertarian, and grew up on my uncle’s used car lot. He did okay, much better than if he’d stayed a steelworker. I’m okay with incentives, but few incentive plans retain their integrity and a lot of workers know that. “Incentivizing” some occupations and professions, such as teaching, seems to me nuts, and we’re seeing some of that in the teaching-to-the-test scandals, which, from what I’ve heard, are accompanied by a demoralizing loss of professional autonomy and stripping down of curricula.

    MarkinLA-great comment. You’ve got good chops for reasoned argument.

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  120. Trump’s dad loaned him $1 million to finance a project. Trump paid it back. He was already well established when he inherited his fathers estate.

    Unz complains that the LSM is the LSM and that is why this website exists, then he goes and lets the LSM feed him his opinions on Trump. That is pretty hypocritical by anyone’s standards.

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  121. The Republicans are the Bizarro World equivalent of a ruling party.
    No leadership.
    No honesty.
    No loyalty to the American Public’s interests….just undying and TOTAL devoted dedication to Israel. They would rather commit mass suicide rather than not bend over for the Jewish rod of joy and wealth.

    When these traitors to their own party, promise spend MILLIONS to help elect Hillary rather than Trump…obviously there is one and ONLY ONE party in this country that controls EVERYTHING in politics.

    What a joke the Republicans are.

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  122. Foch said at the time of the Armistice that the war had been merely postponed for twenty years, he was out by just three months.

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  123. Agreed.

    Australia’s Conservative Party goes by the name Liberal Party, you couldn’t make it up.

    In the US the UK and Australia, the post-Reagan/Thatcher world saw the Union movements left greatly diminished ( along with the wages of workers failing to keep up with inflation) in terms of power and funding and so both sides of politics came to be kneeling before the same lobbyists and donors for funding. Democrats, Labour and Labor have all exploited their historical brands and sold out their traditional values and supporters.

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  124. Re dual language classes; Our school district ,with plenty of outside pressure from hispanic groups, went with the dual language and Spanish only classes and bragged about their progressive initiative. When I confronted a Principal-friend about the obviously stupid move he replied “It only takes a few gang-banger hispanic trouble makers to completely RUIN the classroom experience for the majority white kids who are more or less actually trying to learn. If we banished them from the classrooms there would be hell to pay from the PC crowd and the Justice Dept. By giving into the hispanic activists and giving the under achieving Spanish kids THEIR classes, you effectively clear them out of the white classes. The hispanic troublemakers segregate themselves and are proud that they got THEIR way. The whites and the serious hispanics got to learn in problem free classes and all the problem kids created havoc in their own corner of the school, and the activist crowd convinced themselves they really came out as winning something. Ha!

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  125. Are you serious, Buzz? Really? I don’t think so. Donald Trump is NO buffoon; he’s a successful businessman, despite some bankruptcies in his early years. He’s a very intelligent, reasonable man – something you’re not.
    The gibberish you posted is evidence that you’ve been bumbling along, not Trump. He knows exactly what he’s doing and what his goals are; do you? If you’re a Republican, do you seriously believe that either Marco Rubio (Bubble Boy, Anchor Baby) or Ted Cruz (Canadian born, possible illegal alien) are qualified to be POTUS?
    If you’re a Democrat, do you seriously believe that Hillary Clinton (still under FBI investigation for using her personal server to send/receive emails containing some 2,000 highly classified documents, some of which also contain extremely sensitive special ops documents) or Bernie Sanders (an avowed Marxist/Socialist)?
    The only candidate who’s not beholden to special interests is Trump. He’s a multi-billionaire who told the Neocon – aka Trotskyite – Oligarchs that he didn’t want their money; and that takes a whole lot of courage and integrity to do that. He’s also the only candidate to say that he’ll end these wasteful, aggressive wars around the globe and rebuild America’s crumbling infrastructure.

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  126. So, Mr. Unz surprise surprise is all for ” illegal” immigrants as well as legal immigrants without which Silicon Valley would just not survive (who would do gardening, nanny work, and the dishes, of course for under the table wages).

    It wouldn’t. But go ahead and try to “cleanse” SV of immigrants. We’ll see what happens.

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  128. I entered my first 4th grade classroom believing as you did that foreign-language students learn English best by full immersion in an English-speaking classroom. The far-more-experienced other teachers explained to me that a majority of the students in our bilingual program have very limited language skills in their own language. You cannot learn 1,000 English words if you don’t know the Spanish words for them. It works far better to teach them their own language first. Then the can become bilingual.

    Since university is free in Mexico, but K-12 costs money, I think our best investment would be to build and staff schools in Mexico. It would save a lot of money.

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  130. Lessee…

    Progs hate Cons cuz Progs want more proggy agenda.

    But progs tend to have fewer kids than cons do.

    So, if progs want to win elections and drive through their agenda, they need more voters.

    And progs do this by increasing immigration.
    But immigrants often tend to be culturally and socially even more conservative than American conservatives.

    But immigrants vote Democratic for economic reasons, for immigration reasons(to bring their families), and for ‘anti-racist’ reasons as the media make immigrants feel that white cons hate them and as education teaches immigrant kids that whites are the ENEMY.

    But is this sustainable? Progs relying on culturally anti-prog immigrant votes to defeat conservatives.

    Anti-prog immigrants vote for Democrats for political and economic reasons but not for cultural or social ones.

    It’s like atheist people importing fundamentalist people to defeat moderate religious people.
    We see this Minnesota. Lib whites bringing in Muslim Somalis to defeat moderate/secular conservatives.

    This seems a bigger problem in UK and France. Immigrants despise much of Lib white culture but vote for Libs to counter the Cons.

    But is it sustainable?

    We see this with blacks too.

    Feminists side with ultra-macho blacks to defeat moderate manhood culture among white conservatives.

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  131. Hi Sam

    Good to see your (time to time) still engaging. Here’s one for those IQ challenged anti-Semites in love with things like Anglo-Saxon heritage and history of Prussian militarism:

    http://ronaldthomaswest.com/2016/03/09/march-of-the-tickle-dicks/

    ^ It ‘honors’ German heritage ;o)

    Myself, just a week or so away from bailing out; it’s taken a bit longer than I’d have liked but getting there:

    http://ronaldthomaswest.com/2016/01/31/the-big-unplug/

    My best to you in all your endeavors -

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  132. No matter if you have a lot of smart individuals in a certain group, matter if this group have good inter-articulations or communications and leaning to their own survive, because every human collectivity is a mentally diverse group where we have different types of minds with different cognitive/evolutive specificities. Human groups are like organisms with white cells, red cells, and so on… Like a shoal, the ballet/dance of the social life forms.

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  133. Conservative mindset is extremely important no matter how creative is the (socially) liberal mindset, because it’s work like a sentinel or white cells, to perceive danger and/or risks.

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  134. No, no it is not in danger of survival, it has plenty of stupidity to feed off of for decades to come !

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  135. Eileen, I don’t think you understood my comment.

    It’s called irony.

    I am a Trump supporter, and I agree with everything you wrote. If you had read anything I have written around the Unz site for the past many months, you would know that. I predicted his success before hardly anybody else here did, before everyone, maybe even you, jumped on the bandwagon.

    He will be our next president, after the powers-that-be throw the kitchen sink at him.

    I’m not the best writer, but sometimes I am amazed by how literally and simply some people interpret things around here. There are a lot of brilliant squareheads, Asperger’s sufferers, and idiot savants — all with too much time on their hands.

    I in fact do own and run a business, which I built myself. My success allows me this time to waste here, occassionally.

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  136. It’s become politically radioactive to assist the Native Born White American Race in any way (thanks largely to Jewish power and influence) and I don’t think Trump, being an economic determinist first, will take the necessary steps to reverse the demographic changes sweeping the nation thanks the mass third world immigration. I’m not convinced he’ll even follow through on his plan to deport all illegal aliens as when asked recently if his plan to deport is negotiable he replied not at this time which tells me he’s leaving the door open to reverse himself. The answer should have been a resounding NO!

    If Trumps want to treat national and white racial survival as a real estate deal that is open to negotiation then he’s not the guy a lot of people think he is.

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  137. There is nothing wrong with constructive criticism of Jews and their influence over Western societies. If you have a problem then perhaps you can use your brain and try to refute the “anti-Jewish” comments instead of beseeching Ron Unz to censor and delete them. It always seems to be ok to bash and trash white males, but never Jews.

    Ron Unz should be commended for his commitment to free speech even when he disagrees with it. This is one of the best free speech internet forums around, IMO.

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  139. You cannot learn 1,000 English words if you don’t know the Spanish words for them.

    ???

    How does anybody learn the first 1000 words of their life? They associate an object with a word.

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  140. My success allows me this time to waste here

    More irony?

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  141. Hi Ron,
    Loved many of your posts here at UNZ and at your own website. Nothing but the best do I wish for your retirement. Enjoy the fruit of the vine and the Earth’s plenty.

    “To thine own self be true, and it must follow, as the night the day, thou canst not then be false to any man.”

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  142. Love the UNZ & Saker Forums.

    They allow more than humiliating Soundbites; they encourage real participation.

    The American electoral Circus is, as with Professional Wrestling, a Show, placed before us, and the World, to advertise a nonexistent, a phony American democracy.

    Our Constitutional Republic was overthrown on November 22, 1963, by the Coup d’etat in Dallas. Nothing has been the same since.

    1. 2 million butchered in Vietnam-mostly through aerial bombardment (US Senate figures).

    2. 1 million slaughtered by USA and Zionist entity – 1965 (google Indonesian Massacres – & peruse).

    3. 100,000 Native Americans murdered in Guatemala by the CIA-MOSSAD counter insurgency ethnic cleansing effort (1960-70). Murder still continuing in 2016.

    4. 1 million killed & a nation destroyed in Iraq

    5. 100,000 killed & millions dispersed in Syria. ISIS-Al Quaida Are=Zionist America + Puppets.

    6. Palestine stolen. Libya, Sudan, Somalia, Afghanistan, Ukraine, Yugoslavia, dismembered

    7. Guantanamo, Abu Graib, 100 other concentration camps, replete with torture

    Save this line for a dozen other major crimes committed – just since 1963…………………..

    In America:

    1. Gutting of the American economy & education system.

    2. Bailout of $13Trillion to the top .01%

    3. Noxious chemicals added to the American water supply (Flint Michigan is not the only example)

    The Oligarchs rule. They are Omnipotent.

    The Only Road – is to – Restore our American Republic!

    Durruti

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  143. It never needed to get far. If years ago sensible restrictions on immigration had been enforced and border patrols allowed to do their job the USA wouldn’t be in this mess.

    But since the leaders were greedy they brought this on themselves. It was inevitable a populist of done stripe would come along. Trump happened to see to it first.

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  144. MORE DUMB? DON’T THINK THAT’S POSSIBLE………

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  145. I was born in a little town north of London, England in 1942.
    My first six years of life I learned English. Meaning British English which has a lot of words we both use but have entirely different meanings in context with the sentences being used.
    There are an enormous number of words spelled differently.
    In 200 years it is almost amazing we still are able to understand one another.
    To complicate things a little, my teachers here in the United States constantly corrected the spelling and marked my grades downwards by at least a grade in elementary school.
    We shifted back and forth between England and the United States during my learning experience here.
    Two things I noticed comparing a 5th grade education here and one there. They did a much better job of education than we do. First, individual attention to learning. They make people use what they learn right away, thus sticking it in memory. Their classroom sizes back then were small enough to give individual attention to students. Here we are assembly line educated.
    When I got back to the States after 3 months in their system, I was suddenly an A plus student here for my understanding of what they taught.
    Questions here can often be misinterpreted by a bilingual person.
    I agree with you 100 percent that all students be competent in the use of English as a first or second language.
    We basically have two education systems here. One is for those wealthy enough for private school and instruction and the other is designed basically to get children to read, write, and do basic math. These same educators are now going common core with the idea of combining the more complicated algebra with every day math unsuccessfully.
    Trump has only one prayer of ever becoming our President. That is he must pick an establishment Vice President thoroughly entrenched in the existing congressional system of doing things. My suggestion would be Gov. Kasich as Vice simply because he knows the way to get things done.
    Otherwise, the existing power structure in the Republican Party will commit suicide publicly to keep him out of the Presidency with the Electorial College.

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  146. Oh, it is most definitely possible

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iEUD_mMos28

    ^ Even former Senator Larry Craig (stuck his dick through a hole between stalls in a public latrine) doesn’t match David Cameron -

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  147. Are Republicans Really Stupid? | New South News
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  148. It’s not the Trump Organization, but it’s paid the bills for nine years now.

    “Over here are my steaks and wines…”

    (I just think people should give Trump credit for the successes he has had, and understand that his failures came with the territory. Most of his critics have never had to balance books outside their home, if even that.)

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  149. You mean like *this* and _this_?

    I do that, mostly because I’m old and remember usenet. Enclosure in asterisks mean italics-for-emphasis, and enclosure in underscores meant underline. I suppose I could learn the html tags for italics and underline and try them out.

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  150. I’m certainly grateful. Unz.com is awesome, and Ron Unz deserves big kudos for creating it and for running it as he does.

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  151. Yes, they’re similar to what’s used in Markdown: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Markdown which is used both for personal note-taking and for formatting text that’s going to end up on a website. That’s why these oddities could have come from a wonky web framework or people just pasting in text from their own editor.

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