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After several months of record-breaking traffic our alternative media webzine suffered a sharp blow when it was suddenly purged by Facebook at the end of April. Not only was our rudimentary Facebook page eliminated, but all subsequent attempts by readers to post our articles to the world’s largest social network produced an error message describing the content as “abusive.” Our entire website had been banned.

Facebook publishes a monthly report cataloging its actions to eliminate “improper content,” and although our publication was probably one of the largest and most popular ever so proscribed, the explanation provided was remarkably cursory, with our name mentioned in only two scattered sentences across the 47 page document.

Our investigation linked this network to VDARE, a website known for posting anti-immigration content, and individuals associated with a similar website The Unz Review.

Although the people behind this operation attempted to conceal their coordination, our investigation linked this network to VDARE, a website known for posting anti-immigration content, and to individuals associated with a similar website The Unz Review.

As I’ve previously discussed, characterizing our alternative media publication as an “anti-immigration” website “similar” to VDare seemed utterly bizarre considering that only about 0.2% of our 2020 content was republished from that source and many months had elapsed since we had last featured a piece on immigration. So I strongly suspected that the claim merely served as an excuse.

I don’t use Facebook or other social networks myself, and noticed little reduction in our daily traffic following that purge, which seemed to underscore our lack of reliance upon social media. But a week later, this abruptly changed, and our regular daily readership dropped by a significant 15-20%, hardly a crippling blow but quite distressing, setting us back many months of previous growth.

This puzzled me. Why would the Facebook ban have had such limited initial impact but then suddenly become so much more serious? Eventually I discovered that a second even more powerful Internet giant had also banned us, which explained the sharp drop. Our entire website and all its many millions of pages of serious content had been silently deranked by Google, thus eliminating nearly all our incoming traffic from search results. A few quick checks confirmed this unfortunate situation, best illustrated by a particularly striking example.

Just over a decade ago, I had published an important article entitled The Myth of Hispanic Crime, and for ten years it had always placed extremely high in Google searches, generally being ranked #2 across the 52,000,000 results for “Hispanic crime” and also #2 among the 139,000,000 results for “Latino crime.” The impact of my analysis on the heated public debate had also been quite considerable, and a few years ago a leading academic specialist even asked me to blurb his book on that subject. But my article had now vanished from all such Google searches.

Although Google holds an overwhelming monopoly for web searches across the Western world, comparable products using similar technology such as Bing and DuckDuckGo do exist, and these still list my article near the top of their results, with Bing ranking it at #2 for “Hispanic crime” and “Latino crime,” while DuckDuckGo places it #4 in each. But no one would ever find it using Google.

The other pages of our website have been similarly blacklisted, effectively eliminated from all web searches courtesy of Google’s information monopoly. This even included the periodical content library that I had built during the 2000s, containing the near-complete archives of hundreds of America’s most influential publications of the last 150 years. Millions of these important articles are available nowhere else, and their disappearance represents a tremendous loss to academic scholarship.

Google still does contains all these pages, and if the additional specifier “unz” is added to the search, the results come up, but for anyone not knowing where to look, our entire website and all its content has completely disappeared. This explained our sudden 15-20% reduction in regular traffic.

Internet law is obviously quite murky, but it seems a great shame if Google has decided to use its software monopoly to severely manipulate search results and deliberately hide important information. The notion of Google “disappearing” an entire website and all its material is surely fraught with peril. Should Google’s executives be allowed to “disappear” whichever politicians or candidates they dislike? Should wealthy individuals or powerful groups be able to pay or lobby Google to have their critics removed from all search results?

During 2018 Google employees themselves took a very strong public stance on exactly these issues, protesting their own company’s willingness to produce a “censored” version of their search engine for use in China, a controversy that reached the national headlines, and soon forced executives to abandon the project. But although Google censorship of content within China still remains an inflammatory topic, Google censorship of American content has now apparently become so routine and accepted that it took me more than a week to discover that our entire website had been thrown down the Orwellian “memory hole.”

I’d always taken great pride in having my Hispanic Crime article spend a decade ranked #2 among nearly 200,000,000 Google results for that important topic, and was dismayed that Google “disappeared” it. But in fairness, I’d have to admit that individuals who make themselves disagreeable to ruling political elites sometimes suffer far worse retaliation. For example, my Saturday morning newspapers carried the latest developments in the unfortunate story of Jamal Khashoggi, the dissenting Saudi journalist whose critical writings in the Washington Post so irritated his government that they had him killed and his body dismembered with a bone-saw. Compared to that, having my articles deranked by Google hardly seems a major complaint.

 

For years our website has published a great deal of extremely controversial material, and many readers are probably much more surprised that Google and Facebook took so long to purge us rather than they finally did so.

Consider, for example, my own American Pravda series, which together with related articles totals 280,000 words and has drawn about 3 million pageviews, while attracting over 25,000 comments containing another 3.5 million words. Many of these articles candidly address some of the most controversial aspects of the JFK Assassination, the 9/11 Attacks, and the history of World War II, topics so touchy that a couple of years ago the redoubtable Israel Shamir described me as the “Kamikazi from California,” and suggested along with numerous other observers that our website might soon be annihilated as a consequence. But aside from a rather lackluster rebuke from the usually ferocious ADL, absolutely nothing untoward happened.

Yet now we have been almost simultaneously banned by both Google and Facebook, America’s leading gatekeepers to the Internet, such concerted action hardly seems likely to have been coincidental, especially coming as it did after years of apparent equanimity. So what had prompted this sudden purge?

I think the obvious answer was my most recent American Pravda installment, which attracted more early readership and social media interest than anything I had previously written, and which appeared just eight days before Facebook’s ban.

My article noted some important facts that are less widely known that they should be, and are quite embarrassing both to our own government and its overly subservient mainstream journalists.

For decades, the American media has regularly denounced the Chinese government for its notorious 1989 slaughter of the student protesters at Tiananmen and shamed its leadership for continuing to flatly deny that historical reality, with China’s demands for censorship of the massacre being a leading source of conflict with Google. However, I pointed out that more than twenty years ago the former Beijing bureau chief of the Washington Post, who had personally covered the events, published a long article in our most prestigious journalism review admitting that the infamous “Tiananmen Square Massacre” had never actually happened, and was just a concoction of incompetent journalists and dishonest propagandists. Yet for decades the promotion of that debunked hoax by our elite media has continued unabated.

As another example, I noted that back in 1999 our warplanes had bombed the Chinese embassy in Belgrade, killing or wounding dozens of Chinese diplomats. At the time, our media uniformly reported the attack as a tragic accident, while ridiculing China’s government for alleging otherwise. However, just a few months later, many of the leading newspapers in Britain and the rest of the world revealed that the bombing had indeed been deliberate, quoting numerous NATO intelligence sources to that effect. But since the American media completely boycotted this major international story, very few Americans have ever discovered that the Chinese had been telling the truth all along and our own government lying.

Although these historical items were noteworthy, they merely set the stage for a far more explosive analysis. The bulk of my 7,400 word article presented the very considerable circumstantial evidence that our current Coronavirus national disaster was entirely self-inflicted, being the unintended blowback from an extremely reckless American biowarfare attack against China (and Iran), presumably organized by the Deep State Neocons or other rogue elements in our national security establishment.

This ongoing disease epidemic has already killed 100,000 Americans and wrecked our economy, so we can easily understand why the guilty parties would do all they could to prevent this information from getting into general circulation, pressuring Google and Facebook to suppress the crucial evidence. Since my long article has now been banned by America’s Internet giants, I’ll repeat some of the most important excerpts:

As the coronavirus gradually began to spread beyond China’s own borders, another development occurred that greatly multiplied my suspicions. Most of these early cases had occurred exactly where one might expect, among the East Asian countries bordering China. But by late February Iran had become the second epicenter of the global outbreak. Even more surprisingly, its political elites had been especially hard-hit, with a full 10% of the entire Iranian parliament soon infected and at least a dozen of its officials and politicians dying of the disease, including some who were quite senior. Indeed, Neocon activists on Twitter began gleefully noting that their hatred Iranian enemies were now dropping like flies.

Let us consider the implications of these facts. Across the entire world the only political elites that have yet suffered any significant human losses have been those of Iran, and they died at a very early stage, before significant outbreaks had even occurred almost anywhere else in the world outside China. Thus, we have America assassinating Iran’s top military commander on Jan. 2nd and then just a few weeks later large portions of the Iranian ruling elites became infected by a mysterious and deadly new virus, with many of them soon dying as a consequence. Could any rational individual possibly regard this as a mere coincidence?

* * *

For obvious reasons, the Trump Administration has become very eager to emphasize the early missteps and delays in the Chinese reaction to the viral outbreak in Wuhan, and has presumably encouraged our media outlets to direct their focus in that direction.

As an example of this, the Associated Press Investigative Unit recently published a rather detailed analysis of those early events purportedly based upon confidential Chinese documents. Provocatively entitled “China Didn’t Warn Public of Likely Pandemic for 6 Key Days”, the piece was widely distributed, running in abridged form in the NYT and elsewhere. According to this reconstruction, the Chinese government first became aware of the seriousness of this public health crisis on Jan. 14th, but delayed taking any major action until Jan. 20th, a period of time during which the number of infections greatly multiplied.

Last month, a team of five WSJ reporters produced a very detailed and thorough 4,400 word analysis of the same period, and the NYT has published a helpful timeline of those early events as well. Although there may be some differences of emphasis or minor disagreements, all these American media sources agree that Chinese officials first became aware of the serious viral outbreak in Wuhan in early to mid-January, with the first known death occurring on Jan. 11th, and finally implemented major new public health measures later that same month. No one has apparently disputed these basic facts.

But with the horrific consequences of our own later governmental inaction being obvious, elements within our intelligence agencies have sought to demonstrate that they were not the ones asleep at the switch. Earlier this month, an ABC News story cited four separate government sources to reveal that as far back as late November, a special medical intelligence unit within our Defense Intelligence Agency had produced a report warning that an out-of-control disease epidemic was occurring in the Wuhan area of China, and widely distributed that document throughout the top ranks of our government, warning that steps should be taken to protect US forces based in Asia. After the story aired, a Pentagon spokesman officially denied the existence of that November report, while various other top level government and intelligence officials refused to comment. But a few days later, Israeli television mentioned that in November American intelligence had indeed shared such a report on the Wuhan disease outbreak with its NATO and Israeli allies, thus seeming to independently confirm the complete accuracy of the original ABC News story and its several government sources.

It therefore appears that elements of the Defense Intelligence Agency were aware of the deadly viral outbreak in Wuhan more than a month before any officials in the Chinese government itself. Unless our intelligence agencies have pioneered the technology of precognition, I think this may have happened for the same reason that arsonists have the earliest knowledge of future fires.

 

Although criticism of the mainstream media has been the central theme of my American Pravda series, I always spend at least a couple of hours every morning carefully reading our leading newspapers, which I regard as unmatched sources of important information so long as their articles are treated with proper caution and rigor. Consider that most of the crucial evidence suggesting an American biowarfare attack was hidden in plain sight in such eminently respectable news sources as the NYT, the WSJ, and ABC News.

As our global confrontation with China has grown hotter, my morning New York Times has continued to provide invaluable information for anyone willing to read it carefully.

For example, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo probably ranks as the most prominent Deep State Neocon in the Trump Administration, and is a leading architect of our confrontation with China. Last week he broke quarantine to take a trip to Israel and hold important talks with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, as reported in a 1,600 word NYT article. Although the majority of their discussion concerned American support for the proposed annexation of the Palestinian West Bank, a serious disagreement arose concerning Israel’s growing economic ties with China, with the piece noting that the Jewish State had “antagonized” Washington by allowing Chinese companies to make major infrastructure investments, some of them in sensitive locations. According to the three Times journalists, Netanyahu firmly stood his ground, determined to “push back” against Pompeo’s repeated warnings and refused to reconsider his government’s China policy.

But just a couple of days later, the Times then reported that Du Wei, the Chinese ambassador to Israel, age 57, had been found dead at his home, having suddenly fallen victim to “unspecified health problems.” The piece emphasized that he had become a leading public critic of America’s current policies toward China, and the juxtaposition of these two consecutive NYT articles raised all sorts of obvious questions in my mind.

According to standard mortality tables, an American male age 57 has less than a 1% chance of dying in a particular year, and given the similarity in overall life expectancy, the same must surely true of Chinese males. Recently appointed Chinese ambassadors are likely to be in reasonably good health rather than suffering the last stages of terminal cancer, but such causes together with obvious, visible injuries account for more than half of all fatalities at around that age. Thus, the likelihood that the 57-year-old Chinese diplomat died naturally within that two day window was probably far less than 1 in 50,000. Lightning does sometimes strike under the most unlikely of circumstances, but not very often; and I think that the unexplained deaths of ambassadors during international confrontations probably fall into the same category.

Thus, it seems exceptionally unlikely that the sudden demise of Ambassador Du was not somehow directly connected with the heated dispute between Pompeo and Netanyahu over Israel’s China ties that had occurred just two days earlier. The exact details and circumstances are entirely obscure, and we can merely speculate. But since speculation has not yet been outlawed by government edict, an interesting possibility comes to mind.

In sharp contrast to the elected leaders of America’s vassal-states throughout Europe and Asia, Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu hardly regards himself as beholden to the American government. He is a powerful, arrogant individual who remembers the endless standing ovations that he enjoyed when he addressed our own House and Senate, receiving the sort of bipartisan public adulation that would be unimaginable for a Donald Trump, who remains deeply unpopular with half our Congress and nation. So faced with demands by a Trump envoy that he sacrifice his own nation’s interests by cancelling important Chinese economic projects, he apparently disregarded Pompeo’s warnings and told him to get lost.

The classic 1972 film The Godfather ranks #2 in the IMDb Movie Database, and one of its most famous scenes concerns a conflict between a powerful and arrogant Hollywood film mogul and a visiting representative of the Corleone family. When the polite requests of the latter are casually disregarded, the movie tycoon awakens to discover the bloody head of his prized race-horse in his own bed, thereby demonstrating the serious nature of the warning he had received and indicating that it should not be disregarded. Pompeo had recently served as CIA Director, and I suspect he called in a few favors with elements of the Israeli Mossad and had them take lethal steps to convince Netanyahu that our demands that he reassess his ties with China were of a serious nature, not to be treated lightly. I strongly suspect that the controversial Chinese-Israeli economic ventures will soon be curtailed or abandoned.

I had never heard of the unfortunate Chinese ambassador prior to his sudden demise, and under normal circumstances any such notions of American foul play might be dismissed as absurd. But consider that just a few months earlier, we had publicly assassinated a top Iranian leader after he was lured to Baghdad for peace negotiations, an act vastly more weighty than the plausible deniability of a middle-aged diplomat being found dead in his own home of unknown causes.

A few days later, my Wall Street Journal carried an article entitled China’s ‘Wolf Warrior’ Diplomats Are to Fight, beginning on the front page and running 2,200 words, by far the longest piece appearing in that day’s edition. Yet although the late Ambassador Du had been in the forefront of this ongoing Chinese campaign to challenge American influence, both in Israel and during his previous posting to Ukraine, and the sudden death of this particular “wolf warrior diplomat” was surely known to the journalists, his name appeared nowhere in the text, leading me to wonder whether it had been deliberately excised to avoid raising obvious suspicions in the WSJ readership.

For hundreds of years since the Treaty of Westphalia, the lives of diplomats have been almost always treated as sacrosanct, and a typical response to breaking such international conventions might be tit-for-tat retaliation. China’s leadership tends to be remarkably pragmatic, and recognizes that its national strength is rapidly growing even as our own society decays and declines, so perhaps they will forego any such reaction, at least for the time being. But if any American diplomats or other ranking officials begin to suffer strange fatalities, the explanation may be less than mysterious, though Google and Facebook will certainly do their best to keep it so.

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  1. ‘Although the people behind this operation attempted to conceal their coordination, our investigation linked this network to VDARE, a website known for posting anti-immigration content, and to individuals associated with a similar website The Unz Review.’

    How sinister! You’re a massive plot.

    I’d take some pride in the accusation, if I were you. I have yet to be called a massive plot.

    Gee…when I grow up, can I be a massive plot?

    • LOL: Digital Samizdat
    • Replies: @Richard B
    , @CanSpeccy
  2. ‘…Recently appointed Chinese ambassadors are likely to be in reasonably good health rather than suffering the last stages of terminal cancer, and such causes together with obvious, visible injuries account for more than half of all fatalities at around that age. Thus, the likelihood that the 57-year-old Chinese diplomat died naturally within that two day window was probably far less than 1 in 50,000…’

    Yeah — but it really could happen. My otherwise-healthy father keeled over with a heart attack at 54; and I was damned near done in with that same heart attack at 57 (thank you, clotbuster).

    People do die. As the Coronavirus hysteria demonstrates, people seem to have lost track of that fact. I remember when ‘Prince’ died at 57. ‘How could he die?’

    Shit, that’s when people start dying — particularly men. Go visit a graveyard some time. Do the math.

    Now, get three or four cases like this, and you’ve got something to discuss. One case: you’ve got something to watch. You can’t build a convincing case on one probability.

  3. trelane says:

    To be governed by a hostile elite. Whether oligarchical, ethnic or merely political.

    We’re all a basket of deplorables. Get used to it.

  4. Anonymous[221] • Disclaimer says:

    A Deep State dumb enough to pursue RussiaGate, try to take out Flynn, leave a direct trail to Pres. Obama in these two operations, and _then_ shut down the whole West for several months while it tried its best to achieve hyperinflation, is a Deep State dumb enough to kill a Chinese Ambassador. Not that I know they did, but it’s the kind of idiocy the mobsters I’ve known and . . . known would pull.

    Please bear in mind that this is stupidity rather than strategic brilliance. The US has been run by what amount to mobsters since FDR. Mobsters can do well by keeping it simple and brutal if the fundamental strategy makes sense (e.g. run alcohol, dominate labor unions, infiltrate both government and corporations dependent on government contracts, pass a civil rights law that always makes them the aggrieved party to “right historic wrongs” when the majority wants the wrongs righted), but it appears that the third or fourth generation mobsters might have neglected the “fundamental strategy makes sense” part.

  5. Actually, the inviolable status of envoys has been a bedrock principle of international comity since the Bronze Age. That’s how much of a throwback the fat turd is with his CIA apprenticeship to prepare him to run perfidy errands for Gina.

    Oh and here’s another item for your “Things-That-Are-Extremely-Improbable-Coincidences-Unless-CIA-Did-It-Because-They-Are-Criminals-And-Because-They-Can” file: African Swine Fever, p72 genotype identical in China and Georgia, home of CIA’s Lugar Center for Illegal Germ Warfare.

    https://www.fao.org/ag/againfo/programmes/en/empres/ASF/situation_update.html

    • Agree: Robert White
    • Replies: @GazaPlanet
  6. I only use DuckDuckGo for searches and have never been a Faecebook or Twitter user, nor looked at any similar “social media” site.

    I forget how I came across The Unz Review, but it was most likely by following a link to the original of a particular article found at SOTT or ICH or something like that, or PCR’s site or Ron Paul’s, even possibly RT.

    But anyway, if you’ve only lost 20% of prior visits or readership, that’s not too bad. UR was surging and may now surge more slowly, but this censorship only emphasises the importance of independent sources.

    And also the danger of dependence on paid advertising.

    Huge thanks, Ron, and be assured you’ll win in the end.

    Unless you are mysteriously found dead of no known cause one day. In a totalitarian country like the USA, designed to plausibly deny being totalitarian, the danger is real. Please take every precaution.

  7. As I said some time ago, Ron Unz needs to reach out to Joe Rogan.

    Rogan got fed up with Google/YouTube fucking him around when he did controversial shit, and moved to Spotify. That will cost YouTube a billion page views a year, and fuck-knows how many ad impressions.

    All y’all who talk about the #OrangeParrot and his #4Dchess, need to look at what Rogan just did for Spotify’s market cap.

    And guess what? Rogan’s contract with Spotify guarantees him the right to have Alex Jones on the show. Specifically Alex Jones.

    An Unz guest spot on Rogan would be amazing.

    Unz now has ‘Alex Jones’ type characteristics (except for wild-eyed bellowing): controversial content; banned by Facebook; shadowbanned by Google.

    A 20% drop in traffic for a site whose traffic had been outgrowing everyone in the space… that’s gotta get Joe’s interest.

    SOMEONE MAKE THIS HAPPEN.

    P.S.: I’m not a fan of Jones – I don’t like histrionics. I’m an unabashed fan of Rogan – from ‘OG’ Fear Factor, UFC commentary, his stand-up, the JRE, and his pro-drug campaigning. Only a guy who can really listen, could make a $100m success from long-form, 2-to-3 hour interviews.

    And just to point out that Rogan’s not a bloviator: Georges St-Pierre got Rogan to teach him proper spinning-back-kick technique. THE Georges St-Pierre.

    Joe and GSP kickin’ stuff

  8. RodW says:

    Google is cutting its own throat. A search engine that hides stuff isn’t a search engine that people will want to use. The water will simply flow into a different vessel.

    • Agree: Bumpkin, Tony Hall
  9. Loup-Bouc says:

    Mr. Unz:

    I cannot opine just now whether Google’s action is illegal (subject to criminal prosecution) or actionable in a civil suit. Until now, such matter has not been an object of any of my legal research, law journal writing, or litigation-consultation.

    Google’s conduct angers me greatly. I shall see whether I can set aside time enough to research the matter reliably.

    Your journal serves important interests not properly addressed by more than very few other publications.

    • Agree: TheTrumanShow
  10. Then there’s this:

    Police: ‘Zero Evidence’ Murder Of Pitt Researcher Close To ‘Making Very Significant Findings’ On Coronavirus Was Related To His Work
    May 6, 2020 at 11:53 am

    Dr. Bing Liu, who was killed in an apparent murder-suicide, was close to “making very significant findings” related to the coronavirus, his department at the University of Pittsburgh said.

    On May 2, Ross Township Police said 37-year-old Dr. Bing Liu was found dead in his home on Elm Court from apparent gunshot wounds to his head, neck and torso. Investigators say they now believe his death is a homicide.

    A second man, later identified as Hao Gu, was also found dead in his car on Charlemagne Circle, near Elm Court. Police say it appears he died from a self-inflicted gunshot wound to the head.

    According to police, the two victims knew each other. Investigators say they believe the male found in his car shot and killed the man in the Elm Court home before coming back to his car and taking his own life.

    Ross Township Police released their findings on Wednesday, saying they believe the apparent murder-suicide was the result of a “lengthy dispute regarding an intimate partner.”

    Pay no attention to the coronavirus connection; just a coincidence.

    • Replies: @Alankg
    , @follyofwar
  11. Beb says:

    Censors are scum, the lowest form of human life.

    • Agree: AaronInMVD
  12. Ron, thanks again for this publication, for shining light on possible truths, and for using your wealth for righteous purposes. All Unz readers should switch to using Bing. I will try to remember to do so, but old habits die hard.

  13. anon[327] • Disclaimer says:

    Yandex and Gibiru couple of alternatives.

  14. Biff says:

    If there was a reliable, independent fourth estate in the U.S. it would immediately jump on a story of a search engine(virtual library) censoring content, and that content given the Streisand effect. But like the Chinese Embassy story, the ruse wagons will circle, guarding all information.

    • Replies: @jsigur
  15. d dan says:

    “But since speculation has not yet been outlawed by government edict, ….”

    Oh, come on, Ron. Don’t give them more idea.

    “almost simultaneously banned by both Google and Facebook, “

    Sometime, the timing of an action is as strong an evidence as anything else. Recall one of the reason Ron believes that Covid-19 is a bio-attack is that it occurs just before Chinese New Year – the expected largest migration in human history. Here again, we have close coordination of actions of two powerful companies. How likely are they acting independently to come to the *same decision* around the *same time*?

    I don’t have any data to support it: but I do observe that there seems to have reduced activities of new china-did-it commenters since the Facebook ban

    Ron, you are a brave man. My full respect and support!

    • Replies: @anonymous
    , @Ron Unz
  16. anon[102] • Disclaimer says:

    I think Corona was unleased to get rid of Donald Trump in the November election.

    The Mockingbird media gave Trump a steady diet of bad advice, that would have greatly increased its spread early on.

    [MORE]

    1)They complained bitterly when he instituted the Chinese Travel ban, calling it racist and xenophobic.

    2)They repeatedly claimed the Flu was what Americans really needed to worry about in February. Fauci himself did this.

    3)They mocked the Travel ban while Bill DeBlasio and his health czar encouraged New Yorkers to go to a Chinese festival in February and to “hug a Chinese”. Many took the subways to and from this event, which turned out to be a sort of superspreader incident that really jumpstarted the spread.

    4)We were all initially told that masks weren’t important all through February, that the virus lived for comically long times on surfaces (unlike any virus anyone else had ever heard of), and that hand-washing was the biggest key in fighting it. In reality it seems to be spread by breathing and swallowing the same air(especially indoor air) in close space, which is why restaurants are wise to close dining rooms at the moment. People eating and drinking aren’t merely breathing the same air, but swallowing air down with the food and drinks.

    5)Trump wanted to quarantine New York, but Governor “Cuoma” threw a fit, and the the media abetted the fit. New Yorkers got to travel out of the state and spread the virus to other states when it woud have been wise to lock it down.

    6)Dr. Didier Raoult’s suggested treatment of Zinc + Azithromycin + hydroxychloroquine has been decievingly covered as hydroxychloroquine -alone-, and not in the suggested combination. Attempts to try it have been roundly ridiculed. A post study analysis hyped by the media cherry-picked VA data of hydroxychloroquine given to people who were post-early-stage covid, and it of course showed little good effect. It was a rigged excercise. The media hailed it as proof that this treatment is ineffective. They are lying and they know it.

    Taken into consideration, it looks like this virus was released with several goals. Killing some of Iran’s elites, put China on the defensive (we are already using Tibet, Uyghurs, and Hong Kong against the Chinese as negative propaganda now) and to screw the domestic economy up to get rid of Trump in November. Other wishes like the imposition of some sort of mandatory vaccination schedule in order to be free to work and the ensuing economic bonanza that would accrue to some elites might also be icing-on-the-cake.

    • Replies: @neprof
    , @Dutch Boy
  17. Ashby says:

    For what it’s worth, there has been some respectable reporting on how the virus might have gotten from China to Iran. Here’s a March 12 article from the Wall Street Journal along with a few excerpts.

    Strategic Partnership With China Lies at Root of Iran’s Coronavirus Outbreak
    https://www.wsj.com/articles/irans-strategic-partnership-with-china-lies-at-root-of-its-coronavirus-outbreak-11583940683

    Iranian officials trace the origins of the country’s coronavirus epidemic to the holy city of Qom, home to dozens of seminaries and religious shrines— but also a number of Chinese-backed infrastructure projects built by scores of workers and technicians from China…

    Iranian health officials have said the source of the outbreak is likely either Chinese workers in Qom or an Iranian businessman from Qom who travelled to China. Iranian officials haven’t identified the businessman by name but say he travelled from China to Qom through an indirect flight…

    For days after the first cases were discovered on Feb. 19, Qom’s clerics defied government orders to close shrines. By the end of the month, when authorities cancelled Friday prayers for the first time in decades in an effort to stem the epidemic, the disease had already spread to most provinces.
    Weeks earlier, on Feb. 1, as the coronavirus outbreak centered on the central Chinese city Wuhan worsened, the Iranian government had banned its airlines from flying to China. It gave an exception, however, to Mahan Air, which has emerged as a popular source of air transport for the country’s powerful Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps…

    Mahan Air has made at least 43 trips since Feb. 1, according to online flight records from FlightRadar24, including one to Wuhan on Feb. 5, which evacuated 70 Iranian students living there, according to Iran’s Foreign Ministry…

    Irate Iranians have accused the airline of serving as a conduit for the deadly virus. “We won’t forget the coronavirus of the traitor company #Mahan Air,” said one Twitter user, while another called on the airline’s managers to be prosecuted…

    On March 5—two weeks after the first deaths occurred in Iran—the commander of the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps, Maj. Gen. Hossein Salami, suggested that the global spread of the coronavirus may be the work of U.S. biological warfare against China and Iran: “Today, the country is engaged in a biological battle,” Mr. Salami said at a ceremony in Kerman…

    • Replies: @Ron Unz
  18. Ron Unz says:
    @Colin Wright

    Yeah — but it really could happen. My otherwise-healthy father keeled over with a heart attack at 54; and I was damned near done in with that same heart attack at 57 (thank you, clotbuster).

    Well sure, but you ignored the crucial timing issue…

    Suppose someone had just taken out a $10 million life insurance policy on your seemingly healthy father and TWO DAYS LATER he was found dead, of no obvious cause. Under such circumstances, I think the insurance company would be extraordinarily suspicious, and examine the circumstances in great detail.

    • Agree: Quintus
  19. donut says:
    @Colin Wright

    54 and 57 , that’s a major risk factor running in the family regardless of lifestyle . If you have a son/sons and they don’t already know it give them a heads up .

  20. Ron Unz says:
    @Ashby

    For what it’s worth, there has been some respectable reporting on how the virus might have gotten from China to Iran. Here’s a March 12 article from the Wall Street Journal along with a few excerpts.

    Sure, I certainly read it at the time. The narrative promoted in the American MSM is obviously possible, but I’d regard it as rather implausible.

    Chinese workers and businessmen are very active throughout the entire world, with Iran not particularly high on the list. Moreover, it was the Iranian political elites who uniquely suffered an absolutely remarkable rate of infection and death, and at a very early stage. Do the members of the Iranian parliament and top Shiite clerics spend all their time hanging around with Chinese construction workers?

    And of all the international students evacuated from Wuhan, what percentage were Iranian? Perhaps 0.2%?

    As I’ve emphasized, the biowarfare evidence is entirely circumstantial, but there exists a vast mountain of it….

  21. Alden says:
    @Ann Nonny Mouse

    I found UNZ through Steve sailor on vdare I’ve been following Steve around the Internet for about 20 years.

  22. Exile says:

    Pompeo calling shots inside Israel using Mossad sounds like the tail wagging the dog to me. Pompeo is more likely to be acting on behalf of an Israeli faction than using them for some independent U.S. agenda.

    I agree with Ron that the death of the Chinese ambassador sounds very Cohen-cidental in either case.

    • Agree: Robjil
    • Replies: @naill
  23. Alden says:
    @Ron Unz

    You and everybody else knows San Francisco and the Bay Area are full of Chinese, many going back and forth to China all the time. And it was very lightly hit despite jam packed BART subway, buses, crowded housing etc.

    There are several of the Alma Christian boarding schools in the Bay Area Alma Christian has boarding schools for Chinese National kids and Mandarin’s required language. Those students go home for Christmas break and all came back from China and didn’t bring covid hoax with them.

    • Replies: @Iris
    , @BenKenobi
  24. Unzreview can still be Googled up. I suggest to make a screenshot of the heading and post it on Facebook so as to make people aware of it. What is hidden makes people more curious and they find out for themselves in what corrupt world we live.

  25. dimples says:
    @Sir Launcelot Canning

    Try switching your browser to Microsoft Edge. It automatically uses Bing by default. I have not noticed any loss of functionality since going off Google, in fact most of the time I think I sill am on Google. I searched on ‘The Myth of Hispanic Crime’ and it came up at the top. Edge seems to be a very a good browser, very fast and not painful to use. Also has a nice colorful icon. I am a Microsoft fanboy since they brought out .NET so be advised accordingly.

  26. Erebus says:
    @RodW

    A search engine that hides stuff isn’t a search engine that people will want to use.

    … if they know it’s being hidden, and therein lies the rub. The vast majority will never know that something was missing, much less what, or how interesting that something may have been. The memory hole works best when no-one knows it’s there.

    On the web, Google controls the web equivalent of the “walk-in” traffic that allows retailers to grow their business. Without that walk-in traffic, a store’s custom diminishes as its regulars wander off. So does a website’s.

    • Agree: Almost Missouri
    • Replies: @Alfred
  27. Anon[417] • Disclaimer says:

    Suggestion for an article…
    “Members Of US House and US Senate with DUAL Citizenship. Vote them out.”
    Can we vote ourselves out of this? Doubtful, HOWEVER, if ((the usual suspects)) plan goes past January, we might have a chance. (Feinstein in California almost lost a few years back, so… it is possible.)
    ((Feinstein, usual suspect?))
    Simple voting… If they are in office, vote them out NOW. We must have some folks that are eligible to run that are patriots?
    House votes every two years, and 1/3 of senators (6 year term, 1/3 re-elected every two years…)
    IF someone can write an article on the dual citizenship, it is obvious where the problem is.
    Seem to be too many folks “dying” related to the virus/China thing…
    It looks like ((the usual suspects)) overplayed this hand. ((They)) can’t just kill someone so ((they)) can line their pockets with OUR grandkids money (they will be debt slaves MORE than we are.)
    If we can get good people in the US House and US Senate… just maybe, we can get ((them)) locked away…. no, I am not NAIVE… ((they)) are untouchable…but what other options do we have?
    SO… Joe Citizen, run for office.

  28. @Ron Unz

    At the risk of winding up in an argument here, my point is that Chinese ambassador dude could indeed have been murdered — but he equally well could have just…died.

    If I understand your claim aright, you suspect that he was murdered by the US to ‘send a message’ to Israel.

    That is, as I say, possible, but here are the reasons I don’t regard it as probable.

    [MORE]

    1. 57-year old men do die. It’s fairly common. If we had, say, a thousand 57 year-old men, I’d expect forty or so of them to die over the next year — i.e., one out of every twenty five. Since there must be at least a score of people whose death could be seen as equally significant in this context — an Israeli advisor, a Chinese official in charge of one of these projects, and so on — it’s unlikely that one of them would die within a given span of a few days, but not incredible.

    2. We don’t normally find it necessary to kill people to dissuade client states from doing things we don’t like.

    3. It’s also a little unclear why killing a Chinese official would dissuade Israel from doing anything. Indeed, dude could have been murdered — but for some other reason entirely or by somebody else entirely.

    As I say, sometimes people just die. Even critics of US policy die sometimes. It doesn’t mean we killed them.

    I’d say it’s one to file away and see if the pattern repeats. But not every death is necessarily a conspiracy. Sometimes the Titanic just hits an iceberg. It doesn’t mean there was a plot.

  29. It says a lot about this site that there are many different articles which could be the reason for censorship by the true deplorables. I thought that the Michael Hudson interview explaining the final swindle by Wall Street that broke the camel’s back could be the reason. But illuminating a bioweapon attack gone wrong almost in real time? Yes, that definitely could also be it.

  30. @Colin Wright

    Edit: I ignored the table you linked to. If we had a thousand 57-year old men, we could expect the number to die in the next year to be ten, not forty. However, I remain inclined to regard this as most likely a coincidence; sometimes, things just happen. If it’s repeated, that becomes suspicious.

    • Replies: @flashlight joe
    , @Alfred
  31. Unz. Why don’t you start a social media company? Like youtube. Seriously.

  32. What this tells all of us anons is that this website is finally in the cross hair of the 3 letter agencies.

    I fear for this website. The last bastion of free speech in the entire west.

    The covid 19 coverage scared them it seems.

  33. Derer says:

    Google is the most aggressive and dishonest browser collecting information on you 24/7. When you dump Google and install different browser they still track you via desktop shortcuts that you created while using Google. No other browser is using this dishonest scheme. One has to replace all shortcuts with the new browser. Google searches have become too cumbersome with too many levels before getting the right answer.

  34. I figured “they” had just been waiting for the right time to give Unz the heave-ho. And this virus scam was perfectly suited for the authoritarian crowd to get some important work done. Strike while the iron’s hot! That pesky 1st Amendment means you have to enlist the aid of the “private sector” (ha!) to do what the government so far can’t do. That’s why the government hasn’t declared the social media giants as a public accommodation—as it should—while also sheltering them from lawsuits even as they act in the manner of publishers.

    On a similar note, I figure that most of these royal decrees at the state level are deliberate tests to gauge what they can get by with before there’s any pushback. It provides them valuable feedback for the not-too-distant future. Now they know that, except for isolated cases, they can rely on cops to do their bidding, the Constitution be damned. They know that most of the media will play along too, but they knew that anyway. They know that all it takes is one person opening up his or her business in defiance of the petty tyranny to get other people thinking along the same lines. And they know that the Justice Department won’t do shit about a mediocrity of a politician revoking a barber shop’s license to operate solely for not genuflecting. They mean to show us who’s boss. None of it had anything to do with anyone’s health or a virus. The real virus is compliance. If enough people stop complying, there’s not a damn thing they can do about it. The power is ours; we just don’t use it.

    Don’t get Breitbarted, Mr. Unz. Seriously.

    • Agree: anarchyst, brandybranch
  35. ‘Although the people behind this operation attempted to conceal their coordination, our investigation linked this network to VDARE, a website known for posting anti-immigration content, and to individuals associated with a similar website The Unz Review.’

    What’s most alarming about this is how merely being ‘anti-immigration’ is apparently grounds for being banned.

    The danger doesn’t lie in what’s debated; it lies in what’s accepted, what becomes part of the rules. You can no longer argue against immigration; you are not permitted to express such views at all.

    • Replies: @skrik
  36. Jimsy says:

    The Unz Review is an important part of my (retired) life. I think my favorite contributor is Ron Unz himself — particularly his American Pravda series. Thank you for those, Mr. Unz, and for providing us with this unique webzine.

  37. Alfred says:

    The Chinese, like the Russians, are pragmatic. I am sure the family of this Chinese ambassador will have plenty of compensation for this loss in the line of duty.

    Not so long ago, the Russian ambassador in Turkey was shot by a policeman in front of many people and cameras. This was not the work of an individual. If he did for the Turkish government, you can be sure his family will be rewarded and he will be given early release.

    The most notorious such incident was the bombing of the Chinese Embassy in Belgrade. The US claimed it was a mistake. A more realistic version is that they were trying to destroy parts of a F-117 stealth fighter that had been shot down by the Serbs.

    • Replies: @Wielgus
    , @Tsar Nicholas
  38. Brewer says:

    Please join me in boycotting Facebook, Youtube and Google. Its time.

  39. Alfred says:

    For a good example of how intimidation of prominent people really does work, look at the case of pope John Paul II.

    The attempted assassination was by a Turkish known terrorist. However, who was the beneficiary? It was definitely neither Turkey nor the Muslim extremists of Turkey.

    John Paul II talked a lot about how Poland was oppressed by the USSR. After his recovery, he largely dropped Poland from his speeches.

  40. anonymous[400] • Disclaimer says:

    American biowarfare attack against China (and Iran)

    The US has a history of using biowarfare. There were some early, rather primitive attempts during the Korean war. The 1971 African swine flu that swept through the Cuban pig population was probably a biowarfare attack against their economy. China has also had a recent outbreak amongst its pigs. Biowarfare may have been going on more than suspected, targeting economies and not just people as might be assumed.

  41. @Sir Launcelot Canning

    Bing is a Bill Gates thing, isn’t it? Switch to DuckDuckGo.

    Even Yahoo! That was a pre-Google search engine, if I remember rightly. If it’s still around it should by now be as good as Bing.

    Maybe not Archie, but who knows?

  42. cranc says:

    Unz dot com certainly seems to have become a central hub of thinking persons’ dissent online. I am amazed that it hasn’t been censored more heavily prior to the recent surge. These Covid weeks have seen a number of cases of increasing censorship as everyone here will know. Worth mentioning the several interviews with medical professionals who have raised their voices against the actions of governments and the WHO with respect to the covid response, being taken off of Youtube and Facebook. Icke too, has had his free speech rights taken away – of significance even to those who do not agree with his theories.

    I strongly suspect that the controversial Chinese-Israeli economic ventures will soon be abandoned.

    I cannot see this. The whole shift at the moment seems to be toward an online economy, centred in Israel and China. The Tik Tok dances are emblematic.

  43. Art says:

    Who did it, will never be settled – it would become existential to the loser. The guilty country would rather go to some form of war, then admit it is the cause of the epidemic.

    We could be 100% sure that the guilty individuals who actually did the egregious deed, would disappear or be suicided, so that they could never testify.

    Hmm — who is calling for war — and who is missing relevant people?

  44. Vojkan says:
    @Ann Nonny Mouse

    I switched to DuckDuckGo about a year ago. Mea culpa, I did try Facebook and Twitter for a few months years ago then liberals brought to my knowledge that they were a truly obnoxious basket of degenerates incapable of civil discourse and I decided that every minute on “social” media was just a waste of time.

    • Agree: brandybranch
    • Replies: @Anonymous
  45. This even included the periodical content library that I had built during the 2000s, containing the near-complete archives of hundreds of America’s most influential publications of the last 150 years. Millions of these important articles were available no where else, and their disappearance representing a tremendous loss to academic scholarship.

    The entire periodical library should be a torrent somewhere. That would be a protection against disappearance. I’ve got the english Wikipedia as a local offline version in case the net goes dark (using Kiwix software). Would also like to have local versions of sci-hub, libgen and unz periodicals – but there’s no obvious way to do this.

    • Replies: @Pericles
  46. Tom Welsh says:

    A couple of reflections.

    1. A person’s quality is known less from the character of his friends than from the nature of his enemies. With enemies like Facebook and Google (and presumably the US government) you must be doing a lot of things right. More strength to your arm!

    2. This type of repressive behaviour by the big corporations is the best possible refutation of any naive belief in the “free enterprise economy” or “human rights”. Obviously they are hand-in-glove with government. Obviously they consider it a good tradeoff to exclude you and your contributors and readers, reasoning that large as your community is, it is tiny compared to the total population. There is a name for a social structure in which big corporations run things jointly with government. It is called “Fascism”.

    “Of course we will have fascism in America but we will call it democracy!”
    – Huey ‘The Kingfish’ Long (governor of Louisiana 1928-1935)

    • Replies: @Republic
    , @anon
  47. Whenever I read a story like the demise of the Chinese Ambassador I am reminded of this scene from the marvellous film “The Mechanic” starring Charles Bronson https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JSCid-iOoe0

  48. @Ba'al Buster

    The neocon cult believes in rule through terror. Just as they did in 1917.

    “In an interview in the Bolshevik newspaper, Novaya Zhizn, Dzerzhinsky admitted: “We stand for organized terror – this should be frankly admitted. Terror is an absolute necessity during times of revolution. Our aim is to fight against the enemies of the Soviet Government and of the new order of life.”

    https://spartacus-educational.com/RUSterror.htm

    • Replies: @Alden
  49. @Kratoklastes

    How about Rogan having Alex Jones AND Ron Unz on the same episode?

  50. YouTube just pulled all of Dr. Paul Cottrell’s videos and interviews. There’s just one left:

    https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCZyk2NYx6wGnpoJ7ApTxWKg

  51. Miha says:

    DuckDuckGo which doesn’t track its users has unz.com and related links at #1 along with Bing.

  52. Given the fragility of Netanyahu’s tenure, wouldn’t it be easier and less risky to simply plant more evidence of his corruption to have him removed, or do you really think the US has decided to wage war on the diplomatic corps of its adversaries? That would indeed invite serious blowback.

    • Agree: Usura
    • Replies: @Usura
    , @denk
  53. Franz says:

    known for posting anti-immigration content

    No government body can censor you for that — but facegoog can?

    As this gets around (and everything gets around) they’ll lose more users than they are already. How many of us once used Youtube but stopped when they went on their deplatforming binge? Not to mention Blogger.

    Ron Unz probably got the correct diagnosis, but that makes these creeps not only censors, but pussies. When the church burned Giordano Bruno at the stake, they didn’t make it look like a dry firewood accident. They had the balls to read the charges, post his Thought Crime, and fry him honestly.

    But to say they’re “protecting” us from hordes of anti-immigration “haters”? Pussies.

    • Replies: @The Alarmist
    , @Incitatus
  54. Bumpkin says:
    @RodW

    After decades of using google search almost exclusively, this delisting of unz.com was the final straw to switch the search engine in the browsers of both of my internet-connected devices to DuckDuckGo.

    I encourage all Unz readers to do the same: go to your browser’s settings, and change the default search engine to something other than google.

  55. I haven’t read the entire article, but, re deranking- completely true.

  56. Ron Unz presents an extraordinary combination of acute perspicacity and weird lapses of judgment. Pompeo and Netanyahu argue, then Chinese ambassador dies. Unz calls it “extremely unlikely” to have been a coincidence. He is smart enough to know that coincidences happen every day, but he is nonetheless happy to pretend otherwise. Something similar happens when he reviews the literature on a controversial subject; golly gee, he’s amazed time and again by the good sense of the extreme outliers. I appreciate him greatly for providing me with the chance to read the whole gamut of writers he’s assembled, but many of them — including Unz — need to be taken cum multis granis salis.

  57. J says:

    Yes, the Ayatollahs got hit early and strong. Also, at the same time and much stronger, North Italians. What has Pompeo against Italians? And what about Boris Johnson, who almost died of the corona disease. Who did it? Angelica?

    • Replies: @By-tor
  58. Ron is I think mistaken re the ability of the USA to intimidate Israeli-Chinese relations

    “We trust our Jewish friends!” says China, laughing off Mike Pompeo’s attempts to create a wedge between them and Israel
    https://www.haaretz.com/israel-news/.premium-china-says-we-trust-the-jewish-friends-after-pompeo-warns-israel-about-investments-1.8848309

    Re how China’s ambassador to Israel Du Wei was found dead at his home near Tel Aviv … an Israel-based poster on 4chan said Israel’s Shin Bet killed the Chinese Ambassador at China’s request, after Du Wei tried to defect and was double-crossed, Du Wei possibly meeting Pompeo before turning up dead 4 days later:

    The China – Zionist Jewish ties are deep and long, going back to the early days of Mao surrounded by European Jewish advisors

    Arguably, USA-Israel is slowly being replaced by China-Israel as the top front for the globalist oligarchy, as China and Israel lead and collaborate together in creating ‘total surveillance world’

    In Ron’s article on Huawei, Ron proposed the obvious, that China should pressure Sheldon Adelson, Jewish-Israeli billionaire, who has been making most of his billions in Macau China casinos, in partnership with Beijing … Yet, despite all the trouble going on between USA and China, with Adelson able to call Trump anytime … Beijing doesn’t touch Adelson

    China welcomes 12 centres of the Mossad-tied Chabad spanning the country, all with direct hotline to Jared Kushner’s Chabad in Washington DC, and ‘Putin’s Rabbi’ Berel Lazar at Chabad Moscow
    https://www.chabad.org/centers/default_cdo/country/China/jewish/Chabad-Lubavitch.htm

    China idolises Jewishness: ‘Chinese Self-Help Books Teach You to Be Like Jews’
    https://www.jta.org/jewniverse/2014/chinese-self-help-books-teach-you-to-be-like-the-jews

    On how China-Israel is nothing new:
    ‘Sidney Rittenberg: The Jew Behind Communist China’
    https://culturewars.com/news/sidney-rittenberg-china

    ‘Secret Role of Jews in Founding Mao’s China’ (can click to enlarge)

    [MORE]

    • Replies: @FvS
  59. Old Timer says:

    This an exceptional article as written. It is more than just the discussion of the specific items in this article. The article articulates that the only way to eliminate thought outside of the “manufactured consent” propagandist control is to eliminate it. They eliminate the individual thoughts and discussion. Then the producer of the thoughts and discussion. The question to all is is that me.

  60. I for one would like to hear more about mobsters you’ve known.

  61. anon[374] • Disclaimer says:

    Who knew Israel would betray the United States the first chance they got? Never saw this coming.

    • Agree: Kolya Krassotkin
    • Replies: @Lurker
  62. I suspect [Pompeo] called in a few favors with elements of the Israeli Mossad and had them take lethal steps [i.e., kill China’s Ambassador to Israel] to convince Netanyahu that [US] demands that he reassess his ties with China were of a serious nature, not to be treated lightly. I strongly suspect that the controversial Chinese-Israeli economic ventures will soon be abandoned.

    This theory does not seem plausible. This administration’s accommodating relationship with Israel (and domestic Jewry) does not comport with such a fantasy. When Israel barks, Washington jumps. This can be readily surmised. It’s been this way for decades. Trump and Pompeo are cut from this same, familiar cloth.

    Yet we are supposed to believe that Godfather Trump would put out some kind of a mossad-aided ‘hit’ on a Chinese diplomat inside Israel itself? This is pure fiction. Not only are there no hard facts to support such a claim, but it doesn’t even make political sense. China and Israel are both far too dynamic, independent, clever and confident for such a low-rent, mafia-style ‘hit’ to make a dent in their future plans or budding alliance.

    After all, US push-back can’t keep Israel from stealing our secrets, suborning our Congress, penetrating our intelligence agencies, dominating our media, or meddling openly in nearly every facet of US policy-making. America has been hopelessly compromised. What’s worse, reigning taboos now make the very discussionof Israeli interference in US affairs next to impossible. Even Big Tech companies such as Google and Facebook are advancing Israeli objectives. America is in a box.

    This condition explains why Israel hasn’t taken a hard-edged order from Washington since JFK. American culture has been captured and subdued. Incredibly, the Chinese seem to comprehend this situation better than many Americans. It is why the Chinese study the Jews and why the Chinese have concluded that Jews control the US. (See: https://www.tabletmag.com/sections/arts-letters/articles/nanjing-jewish-studies). Nanjing University has an institute devoted to Jewish/Israeli studies. Incredibly, the astonishing fact of Jewish power inside the US is lost on most Americans. But not the savvy and patient Chinese.

    For this reason, expect Israel to steadfastly pursue its political, economic, and demographic interests just as it always does: without hesitation or apology.

    • Agree: geokat62
  63. Worry not: the Orange Buffoon is closely monitoring the situation, and might even convene a panel!

  64. @Loup-Bouc

    Very nice of you to think of researching and perhaps proceeding on a ‘legal case’ for Unz Review against Google for their offences

    But this is fantasy … Google has a very key role in USA federal judge bribery, Google rewarded by having 99% of legal cases against it dismissed

    The role of Google in supporting any politically-connected party engaged in judge bribery, was described in the USA Department of Justice filing, that helped shut down the Mueller impeachment forays against Trump. Google’s aggressive role in the alleged bribery of two federal judges in Virginia was described in great detail
    https://www.docdroid.net/eVAAjIq/doj-ig-memo-mueller-bribery-extortion.pdf

    Similarly, an EU government file describes crimes Google commits using its cat’s paws at the criminally corrupt Wikipedia, whose maestro Jimmy Wales, friend of Presidents of Israel, is in fact an ex-pornographer, running a site whose top admins are detailed as giving support to child-rape activities, also involving the Google lawyers and US judge bribery:

    EU police and prosecutor report on crimes of Wikipedia with Google,
    and the ’20 Major Techniques of Wikipedia Deception’
    http://pastebin.com/BeppgiMJ

    In the USA, federal judges turn up dead if they rule too boldly against the establishment. Federal Judge John Roll was shot dead on an Arizona Street in 2011 after ruling against Obama, and Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia turned up dead with a pillow over his face in 2016 after making the same mistake

    The Judge Roll assassination was well-obscured by media, it was obviously a message to the other judges, which most seem to have understood

    Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts is said to be blackmailed via how he violated international child-trafficking laws in arranging for the adoption of his children

    One of the take-aways from the report on Mueller corruption above, is that USA judges were in the past encouraged by DOJ to take part in some bribery, crime or fraud, because they are then ‘owned’ by the deep state, i.e., Google and friends

    • Replies: @Loup-Bouc
  65. anonymous[267] • Disclaimer says:
    @d dan

    I don’t have any data to support it: but I do observe that there seems to have reduced activities of new china-did-it commenters since the Facebook ban[.]

    I’ve noticed the same Exceptional! retreat from Chinadiditry among several columnists published here: Buchanan, Kersey, Mercer.

    Mrs. Malkin and Mr. Derbyshire have been hanging tough, though. The new columnist is pretty sneaky about it, but the latter’s rant against the Chinese government was so over-the-top that it drew criticism from Mr. Unz.

    To all concerned: It takes only a minute or two to dump Google and insert one of the alternatives as the default search engine on your computer. And the swap sticks — you only have to do it once. Why not right now?

  66. Why don’t you sue Facebook for violating your right to free speech given that it’s a public utility (being that its use of public virtual highways) that’s for all intents and purposes a monopoly controlled by one freakish dude?

  67. Ano4 says:

    There are things better left unsaid.

    Like the fact that this virus is most probably bioengineered.

    https://www.zerohedge.com/health/tracing-origins-covid-19

    And that if it was done once, then it might happen again with another bioengineering / genomic optimization approach applied to some other virii.

    With the obvious long-ranging implications.

    While we have probably entered the Age of Cyberpunk with contact tracing Apps, QR codes, Big Data mining and Social Media deplatforming, we must also recognize that bioengineering is also reaching milestones that will be of historical significance.

    So welcome to the Age of Biopunk.

    Keep Calm and Carry On.

    • Replies: @Robert White
  68. @trelane

    “We’re all a basket of deplorables. Get used to it.”

    Four years in the making: Per Hillary;

    You know, to just be grossly generalistic, you could put half of Trump’s supporters into what I call the basket of deplorables. Right? The racist, sexist, homophobic, xenophobic, Islamaphobic—you name it. And unfortunately there are people like that.”

    Consider what’s going on the the Covid-19 excuse for deep-sixing the economy as “Hillary’s Revenge” against that sector of America that hadn’t gotten her Memo — “I’ve been anointed.”

  69. @Sir Launcelot Canning

    There used to be AltaVista, once upon a time.
    On my machines Eric Schmidt’s spyware has advanced to a host file and 0.0.0.0 address.
    The pages I visit have much less clutter.
    Slave master’s intent is to limit coming generations to computer priesthood from late 60’s.
    Contemporary dumb terminals are “smart” phones and tablets, greatest dumbing down tools.
    They were fighting PC revolution since Altair.
    Would there be AmeriKa if these “…………” arrived on Mayflower?

    • Agree: AaronInMVD
  70. @Ron Unz

    Convergent evidence is being compiled to indicate that SARS-2-nCoV-19 is indeed a USA manifestation manufactured in a USA BSL-4 laboratory, but the deep state censorship is highly aware of the key determinants and the articles that contain them.

    I was just deplatformed from Clusterfuck Nation by James Howard Kunstler whom I thought was an open minded writer with vast experience regarding historiography. I believe I was deplatformed for accusing the USA’s CIA & USArmy for the pandemic pathogen release in Wuhan China.

    Clearly, the USA deep state military censors are infiltrating all social media in order to win hearts & minds so that they control the narrative. And the narrative seems to parallel whatever the narcissist-in-chief wants.

    I have much respect for anyone that has the guts to take on the USA deep state & white house admin, Professor Unz.

    RW

    • Replies: @boomerdoomer
  71. Anonymous[850] • Disclaimer says:

    While I remain a fan of UR, I still have some reservations about some pieces that appear to lean toward White Supremacism. Even then, I would still defend UR’s right to free expression – short of blatant hate speech calling for the murder of innocents, minorities or not. I’m baffled as to why Google and Facebook resort to such crude censorship tactics. It must be unrelenting pressure from the Zionist gang. Banning of the NOI on FB surely can’t be pure coincidence.

  72. UK says:

    Stop combining slavish CCP worship with whingeing articles about how Google doesn’t rank you high enough. It leaves the reader thinking that, at least, for your sake, you’re not Chinese, otherwise the CCP would have closed your website, disappeared you and expropriated all of your property. In other words it looks bizarre.

  73. Levtraro says:

    Like I said before F is unimportant and irrelevant. G though is another matter entirely. However, a drop in traffic of 15-20% is rather small considering the power of G. So it stands to reason that this site will be hit further unless it stops growing in readership. I’m sure there are very smart people running models to calculate how much growth in readership could be allowed in peculiar media in exchange for 6 figures of annual salary. Would they leave the site be if its growth is contained?

  74. Anonymous[661] • Disclaimer says:

    I count the Unz Review as one of the most important alternative sources of information available today. It’s a profound and energizing counterweight to the mindless sewage that pours daily out of the mass media cartel. In the totalitarian society that we live in it’s no surprise that efforts will be made to suppress it.

  75. During 2018 Google employees themselves took a very strong public stance on exactly this issue, protesting their own company’s willingness to produce a “censored” version of their search engine for use in China, a controversy that reached the national headlines, and soon forced executives to abandon the project. But although Google censorship of content within China still remains an inflammatory topic, Google censorship of American content is now apparently so routine and acceptable that it took me more than a week to discover that our entire website had been thrown down the Orwellian “memory hole.”

    It is a curious thing that the “forward thinking” people of Silicon Valley decry censorship abroad while simultaneously implementing the same censorship at home. What accounts for this profound hypocrisy?

    One theory is that free speech is like free trade: you want everyone else to do it while you enjoy the privilege of restricting speech/trade according to your own whims. But this theory presupposes a subtlety and sophistication that is not much in evidence among Sili Valleyians.

    A less subtle version of that theory is simply that the things that Silicon Valley’s goodthinkers like: xenophilia, homophilia, Islamophilia, etc. are things that the Chinese government opposes while they are things that Western governments promote. Therefore, Googlers, who take the Western governments’ view, want to enable dissent in China and simultaneously to limit dissent in the West, so that their favored causes will remain privileged doctrines in the West while they are allowed to flourish unofficially in China.

    A third theory, which is a more general form of the previous theory, is that Silicon Valley is just less perceptive and ethical than it claims to be and they don’t really notice the massive moral disparity in their actions.

    Personally, I lean towards the third theory. While Silicon Valley has plenty of clever people, clever people are especially clever about deceiving themselves.

    • Replies: @Astuteobservor II
  76. Speaking truth about Coronavirus is more dangerous than discussing Holocaust, 9/11 or Moon Landings. In this painful way we have discovered what is the most important subject to the Masters of Discourse. Google and Facebook are definitely partners-in-crime, and you proved it now!

    • Replies: @Jake
    , @lysias
  77. anonymous[663] • Disclaimer says:
    @UK

    When your first word in a discussion about censorship is “Stop”…

    Had to read it a couple times, but this is a truly Exceptional! comment.

  78. Kelso says:

    I have been banned for several years from making comments on books at Amazon which are critical of Israel and question the Hoax and so-called pogroms. In addition, most of the best books that deal with these subjects have been banned from Amazon. I no longer use FB or Twitter. All the more reason to support the alternative media.

  79. Nuncle says:

    My latest book has been removed from Google results, even though it’s still up for sale on Amazon and other similar sites – an exact title search produces no results on Google, although it comes up first (as it should) on Bing. We are entering the age of darkness.

  80. Emslander says:
    @mark green

    What can be done in plain sight, without any excited discussion at all, grows more astounding every day. People are saying that the US couldn’t have snuffed this ambassador without broad repercussions, but recent history simply doesn’t support that conclusion. I posit the Jeffery Epstein “suicide” as the most clear example.

    • Agree: Yusef
  81. Z-man says:

    Amazing that f-book and Google would ban a site because of anti immigrant content. Isn’t it ‘democratic’ to express sane and ‘diverse’ points of views. Especially when one wants to defend his country from demographic invasion.
    Yeah f-book is problematic but being banned from Google is ominous.
    Again, ‘banned for anti immigration content’, unbelievable.

    • Replies: @Art
    , @Rurik
  82. Wielgus says:
    @Alfred

    The Turkish police shooter was immediately shot dead.
    He was supposedly dismissed from the force earlier for suspected links to Gülen.

    • Replies: @Alfred
  83. Bro43rd says:

    Startpage for search & Brave for browsing, easy enough for a 50 something to use.

  84. Jake says:
    @trelane

    It aint close to new in the Anglosphere. As long as WASPs have ruled, they hated the majority, usually the vast majority, of the whites native to the British Isles.

    What we all are now is Irish Catholics in the eyes and minds of a passel of Oliver Cromwells, as well as Palestinians in the eyes of Benjamin Netanyahu

    We live under the Anglo-Zionist Empire, and it always has been this way.

    • Agree: Dan Hayes
  85. Jake says:
    @israel shamir

    It should be fascinating to people that Coronavirus is a sacred cow. It seems to me that Ron Unz hit the nail for why. I think you only need add that it also has the benefit of allowing the multi-billionaires to gobble up property during the financial crisis caused by the lockdown.

    The Elites of the Anglo-Zionist Empire are insatiably ravenous for increasing their power and wealth. The richer they get and the more untouchable their power becomes, the more they crave of each, and the more they are certain to harm those they rule to get what they crave.

    The Elites of the Anglo-Zionist Empire could make Hitler seem a naughty boy.

    • Replies: @Cleburne
  86. Sean says:
    @Ron Unz

    Suppose someone had just taken out a $10 million life insurance policy on your seemingly healthy father and TWO DAYS LATER he was found dead, of no obvious cause. Under such circumstances, I think the insurance company would be extraordinarily suspicious, and examine the circumstances in great detail.

    Sure. But as they would know from dealing with deaths every day, some of which came immediately after the policy was taken out, the probability would still be that it was not murder. A serial insurance clamant (as with the Black Widow Murders) makes for the likelihood of the beneficiary having committed homicides. Also in the insurance analogy the contract for a pay out is leading one to conclude his death in the certain time frame was connected to securing that pay out.

    The putative time frame the killers had to terminate the ambassador seems to be flowing from the fact he was killed at that time, rather than being staked on an independent fact such as a legal contract. Assigning weight to possibilities in that way means you certainly are not going to get fooled into thinking a high level assassination was natural causes, but there are other errors you are much more likely to fall into. Moreover, Mossad did 9/11 for a previous Israel leader and now they are willing to working for Pompeo and against the current Israeli leadership? Can’t have it both ways.

    • Agree: Johnny Rico
  87. @Ano4

    Ano4, are you inferring that everyone should just sit back and watch the neocons screw everyone on planet Earth with their new age fascism run amok?

    Leaving the SARS-2-nCoV-19 debate to the NATO deep state psyop censors that are merely tasked to force regime change on China because the God damned CIA can’t send in jackals, or buy off bureaucrats, is not an excuse to roll over and become a victim.

    Welcome to the New World Disorder, Ano4.

    RW

    • Replies: @Z-man
    , @Ano4
  88. Anonymous[763] • Disclaimer says:
    @Vojkan

    It’s still hard to believe adult Americans express themselves on a white-hating site like FB that’s a play on words for “You’re now an open book,” or on that jackass Twitter. Maybe that’s how America goes out—not with a bang, but in a din of tittering twaddle.

    Maybe 40 years ago the WSJ had an op ed talking about the degeneracy of our leadership classes caused by inbreeding from grad school selection through hiring and promotion, which if it were updated could point to the goofballs throughout DC and corporate headquarters whose signature trait is an extraordinary lack of judgment when faced with the unfamiliar. Pompeo is probably still scratching his head after being told to shove it up his ass if he doesn’t like Israel’s switching out China for the United States while using stolen technology and US taxpayers’ money to bring it about.

    As proof of Richard Weaver and G. K. Chesterton’s point that specialized training should immediately exclude experts from making decisions outside their specialty, we now have clowns who do little harm in the lab or classroom, like power-mad Fauci taking down the most powerful country on Earth in worshipful obedience to Bill Gates, who in turn has the judgment of Fredo.

    On TV news we get self-important “docs” coming into their own as America’s newest gods, who only in the rarest cases are scientists competent to speak about virology and even less mathematical epidemiologists, but nonetheless being positioned as our newest, god-like “heroes in uniform,” but with lab coat and stethoscope this time around instead of camo fatigues, whom we should turn our worshipful adoration and gratitude toward for saving us from the latest iteration of the GWOT now that germs inspire more cowering obedience than Israelis dressed as Arab jihadis or false flags like 9-11 and the Boston Marathon.

    • LOL: Yusef
    • Replies: @Emslander
  89. Miro23 says:

    Should Google’s executives be allowed to “disappear” whichever politicians or candidates they dislike? Should wealthy individuals or powerful groups be able to pay or lobby Google to have their critics removed from all search results?

    When Facebook and Google are pulled into the orbit of the US Deep State they become part of the same problem.

    The light in the tunnel seems to be that this mafia run USA is astoundingly inefficient. Vast amounts of money are stolen/wasted by the MIC, healthcare, Israeli extortion etc. etc.

    No doubt that the Chinese, Russians and increasingly Europeans want to break away from this clown world and its international meddling + sleaze central society. One day they will succeed, either by their own actions or the implosion of the “Swamp” itself.

    • Agree: Neoconned
  90. Z-man says:

    A poster wrote:

    “Members Of US House and US Senate with DUAL Citizenship. Vote them out.”

    Easier said than done. New fresh faced hymies pop up all the time. In my area a new guy, Sheckter/Schraeder/Shoenfeld whatever just started advertising on the ‘air waves’. ‘Fight the Trump agenda, vote for me’. Ha ha!
    …beware the Power of The Cabal.

    • Replies: @Anon
  91. Cowboy says:

    It’s difficult keeping track of all the damn deep states competing against each other.
    You got Pompeo who apparently is a neo con deep stater who are in competition with the Comey et al deep Staters and both of these are apparently subsumed under the Tech deep state.
    Does anyone have a fucking diagram I can see?

    • LOL: Z-man
    • Replies: @Alden
  92. jsigur says:
    @Biff

    I think it’s high time we drop the feigned shock when noticing that the deep state will go to any extreme to protect itself and its agenda.
    The fact is that things got posted on this site that have brought down other sites. How long can you pretend to be shocked with any credibility when the truth of the situation has been clearly exposed to you for 10 years or more. When you pretend to be shocked you actually bolster the ideal that many Americans have that playing the game their way is a potential formula for success.
    Pretend the lies are the truth and nibble around the edges of it to make you feel better and get you more hits. The problem is truth is toxic and leads to more and more exposing and inevitably big bro must cut you off

  93. CBTerry says:

    As for internet censorship, about a year ago Donald Trump met with Jack Dorsey, CEO of Twitter, in the White House. “The meeting came just hours after the president posted two tweets repeating his longstanding claim that the platform is politically biased.”
    https://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-48033037

    After the meeting Trump tweeted, “Great meeting this afternoon . . . ”

    Less than two weeks later Facebook banned Alex Jones, Louis Farrakhan, and, per NPR, “Facebook also kicked out right-wing extremists Milo Yiannopoulos, Laura Loomer and Joseph Watson, who works for InfoWars; white supremacist Paul Nehlen, who unsuccessfully ran for Congress in 2016 and 2018; and Jones’ company, Infowars. The groups will also lose their accounts on Instagram, which is owned by Facebook.”
    https://www.npr.org/2019/05/03/719897599/facebook-bans-alex-jones-louis-farrakhan-and-other-dangerous-individuals

    Another interesting timing issue.

  94. I just googled unz and this site comes up on top of the 1st page. Try again Ron. You are in denial. You have lost your credibility with at least 20% of your readers to the point they won’t come here at all. About half the commentators know you are lying about the flu as well.

    Google Daily Stormer and you will not find a link to the Stormer on the first 10 pages. That is being banned.

    You have become a joke Ron.

    • Disagree: Alfred
    • Troll: Olivier1973
  95. Polemos says:
    @Ann Nonny Mouse

    UR was surging and may now surge more slowly, but this censorship only emphasises the importance of independent sources.

    “Flattening the curve, ” so to speak? 📉

    🦆For all the folks who use duckduckgo, what do you think about it still feeding your searches into the Google algorithms?

    • Replies: @Bumpkin
  96. Z-man says:
    @Robert White

    …. are you inferring that everyone should just sit back and watch the neocons screw everyone on planet Earth with their new age fascism run amok?

    Revolt is coming, it has to.

    • Replies: @Patagonia Man
  97. @Franz

    No government body can censor you for that — but facegoog can?

    And I’m sure the cucks at NR, etc. would find this copacetic, as it is “private industry” doing this … except that FaceGoog have become ubiquitous, almost like utilities, which are still somewhat regulated. I’d be all for the FCC imposing “must carry” rules on them. This is more pernicious than foreign ownership of US media, which was severely controlled for years, for many good reasons. Same for the now repealed Smith-Mundt Act, which for years forbade government use of domestic media to broadcast propaganda (and disinformation) to US citizens.

  98. @RodW

    Ron’s lying, maybe to himself. Google “unz” This site is on top of the first page. Then google Daily Stormer and read 10 pages of attack sites and still not find the Stormer link.

    Lying about the flu for months has cost this site readers. Ron does not want to face it. Boomers fucked up the USA and refuse to admit it so Ron is just playing true to form for his generation. No accountability whatsoever.

    • Replies: @Alfred
  99. tomo says:

    this is how I get around this problem using FB:

    I cut and paste an informative paragraph like this one

    During 2018 Google employees themselves took a very strong public stance on exactly these issues, protesting their own company’s willingness to produce a “censored” version of their search engine for use in China, a controversy that reached the national headlines, and soon forced executives to abandon the project. But although Google censorship of content within China still remains an inflammatory topic, Google censorship of American content has now apparently become so routine and accepted that it took me more than a week to discover that our entire website had been thrown down the Orwellian “memory hole.”

    then I take a screenshot of the whole page where the URL is visible – and voila FB does not filter it. Although google probably still does

    • Replies: @Alfred
  100. Saggy says: • Website

    This is probably the worst, most dishonest, article by Unz that I’ve read. A joke. Why? Because he totally ignores the obvious, the Jews gained total control of the mainstream media long ago, and are now extending their control to the internet in draconian fashion and in plain sight. They’ve been openly working on it for 30 years …. https://web.archive.org/web/20040411215013/http://www.adl.org/internet/print.asp They post vids about it !!!

    Given that, any site that exposes the nefarious machinations of the Jews, in particular the heart of the Jewish religion, the holohoax, will obviously be censored on YouTube, Google, and Amazon. But, Unz didn’t notice. Odd, to say the least.

    • Thanks: Z-man
    • Replies: @lavoisier
  101. jsigur says:

    I think Ron Unz likes to pretend he’s part of the mainstream media so he can feed at the trough. Of course, in order to do so, one has to pretend all the sacred lies spun by the deep state can or should not be challenged. He has folks like Michele Malkin, Patrick Buchanon and other former deep state cronies as regulars on his site to try and maintain the fiction.

    But he just can’t help himself, he has to tell the truth and for that he will never be truly one of them (at best a 3rd tier operative)

    THE ILLUSION OF FREEDOM WILL CONTINUE AS LONG AS IT’S PROFITABLE TO CONTINUE THE ILLUSION AT THE POINT WHERE THE ILLUSION BECOMES TOO EXPENSIVE TO MAINTAIN THEY WILL JUST TAKE DOWN THE SCENERY THEY WILL PULL BACK THE CURTAINS THEY WILL MOVE THE TABLES AND CHAIRS OUT OF THE WAY AND YOU WILL SEE THE BRICK WALL AT THE BACK OF THE THEATER
    FRANK ZAPPA AZ QUOTES MEME

    • Replies: @Saggy
  102. Cleburne says:
    @Jake

    Jake, are you a sock puppet for The (F)Saker? Maybe not, your writing is much more clear and enjoyable, although there is no one else who throws around the Anglo-Zionist notion with such abandon.

    • Replies: @Jake
  103. utu says:
    @mark green

    Mark Green likes his slavery so much the he will kill the messenger trying to tell him that he might be free.

    • Replies: @mark green
  104. During the week leading up to Donald Trump’s election in 2016, I conducted an experiment. I began typing : How to vote for Donald Trump. When I got to the”v” Google suggested ” How to vote for Hillary clinton?” . and continued to offer that until I typed the D. As I continued typing his name, no suggestions appeared. It made me type his whole name before giving me any information. I repeated this to show a guy in my office what I’d discovered because I couldn’t believe ((( they))) were that blatantly biased. How naive I was even then.

  105. utu says:

    “…was probably far less than 1 in 50,000…” – I won’t challenge the number but I question the wisdom of putting down any number.

  106. jsinton says:

    I knew we had a problem in April 2017 when Trump illegally bombed Syria, and the media went wild with adulation. It was the only time they ever liked Trump. I realized then that the nexus of the corporations, media, and neocons was omnipresent and powerful. And the flame of America was flickering in the wind.

    • Agree: Robjil, ChuckOrloski
  107. Republic says:
    @Tom Welsh

    It is interesting to note that Huey long was shot by a Jewish doctor named Weiss.

  108. @Loup-Bouc

    I don’t know if you’re serious or not, but as we’ve learned from the UVA/Rolling Stone scandal and the high school students with the MAGA hats, lawsuits can be an effective weapon against the left.

    Are there no right wing lawyers who are interested or is it too daunting?

    • Replies: @Loup-Bouc
  109. @Sir Launcelot Canning

    Also consider using Brave as a browser. Its default search engine is DuckDuckGo, and you can switch to a Tor browser seamlessly from within Brave.

  110. 3 things I’d like to see Ron Unz do:

    1. Publish his American Pravda essays in hard copy.
    2. Start his own search engine/social media site(s) immune from censorship
    3. Initiate an enormous lawsuit against Google/Facebook/Twitter/YouTube.

    He has the means to do so and could be augmented by millions of donors

    • Agree: Alfred
  111. Emslander says:
    @Anonymous

    Maybe 40 years ago the WSJ had an op ed talking about the degeneracy of our leadership classes caused by inbreeding from grad school selection through hiring and promotion, which if it were updated could point to the goofballs throughout DC and corporate headquarters whose signature trait is an extraordinary lack of judgment when faced with the unfamiliar.

    And the illusion of a free country prevails. There is a way to prove that it’s only an illusion, especially if you’re an old guy like me. I went to the best schools and earned their exalted degrees and I say that only because one is forced to wear all his credentials now on his forehead in order to comment on the world situation.

    Anyway, force yourself one day to go into a group of millenials, or even older groupings, and say anything at all. It won’t matter what you say. The meltdowns will start with the angry fat girls and then the crying starts, usually from the gay-seeming young men, and you realize that what triggers them is the tone in your voice, the confidence with which you speak, the hint of a masculine experience. The content is irrelevant. Try it.

    • Agree: Yusef
  112. geokat62 says:

    … such eminently respectable news sources as the NYT, the WSJ, and ABC News.

    Tell me you’re being ironic, Ron.

    Don’t you recall the front-page coverage the NYTs allocated to Judith Miller, alleging Saddam had WMD stockpiled in his basement?

    The Lügenpresse of Weimerica eminently respectable? Hardly.

    • Thanks: ChuckOrloski
    • Replies: @geokat62
  113. Alankg says:
    @Ann Nonny Mouse

    Yes, Ron has better watch out for his own health.

  114. Alankg says:
    @SolontoCroesus

    Lol, if there has been even one iota of evidence that this guy is related to the virus, the deep state spin machine would have tied him to the evil CCP by now, dont you think. Trump and Pompeo would certainly have mentioned it and treat any allegations as fact.

  115. jadan says:

    The existence of “black budgets” to empower secret government agencies operating under cover of secrecy laws is an outrage that most Americans have accepted as business-as-usual since the Manhattan Project and WWII. Today we hear the cunning buffoon in the White House bragging about the success of his personal crusade against the “deep state” and signing Bibles to underscore his affiliation with the divine, all the while one of the slimiest individuals within this foulest of all conspiracies is his right hand man, the Secretary of State. This is more fictional than fiction. The election riggers are elected because they descry the rigging of elections.

    But it’s even worse than this. Every communication that occurs on the national grid no matter how trivial is captured and stored in a vast database in Utah as a permanent record according to the testimony of a young patriot named Edward Snowden. Nothing that you have said using the public “airways”, or written in the “press” such as this forum, is unknown to this deep state, in theory. This is unbelievable and it is not provable by the empirical standard unless you wish to sacrifice your life to bring physical evidence to light, as Snowden did. And then to protect himself, he then destroyed the evidence.

    Bringing down the World Trade Center was no casual undertaking, but false flag operations to manufacture the political will for war are business-as-usual for governments as far back in history as we can see. So is biological warfare. The genocide of the American Indian was carried out chiefly by means of small pox in a more naive time. The inner most core of the American Republic is the so-called Department of Defense which is devoted to the preparation for and prosecution of war, whether chemical, biological, nuclear, conventional, digital, or psychological.

    The so-called deep state is the unelected secret government within the government that guides this nation along its current disastrous course. The fantasy of control is being shown for the fantasy it is. This deep state knows how to destroy but not to build and maintain. It is parasitical and dependent by its nature. It exists because people allow it to exist. They allow it to exist by denying its existence. They deny the nature of the surveillance state and its capabilities. They defend the purity of their precious minds by rejection of conspiracy theories of assassinations, false flag operations, and secret biowarfare adventurism.

    Unless this denialism ceases we’re f**ked, in the vernacular for emphasis. Unless we demand democracy now and baptize ourselves in the healing waters of true journalism such as we find here, we’re done for, kaput. The great experiment of 1776 will have failed completely.

    • Agree: idrankwhat
    • Replies: @Miro23
  116. @James Scott

    I just googled unz and this site comes up on top of the 1st page. Try again Ron.

    Your comments have to be some sort of test. Nobody could be that stupid.

    • Agree: L.K
    • LOL: Alankg
    • Replies: @James Scott
  117. Iris says:
    @Alden

    It is now proven that there were cases of Covid-19 contamination from within the community in California as early as January 2020.

    Santa Clara County had nation’s first COVID-19 deaths, weeks earlier than thought
    New test results confirmed that the novel coronavirus was responsible for two deaths that occurred at home in California on February 6th and 17th.
    https://www.mercurynews.com/2020/04/21/coronavirus-earliest-covid-19-deaths-in-bay-area-occurred-in-february-not-march/

    Also, the virus that hit the West Coast is of the ancestral type, which seems to be less lethal and could have gone unnoticed for a long time, unlike the strains that hit Europe, then NYC.

    • Replies: @Alden
  118. @Z-man

    “Revolt is coming, it has to.”

    No it won’t. You people don’t even know where to look – that’s why the Cabal keep getting away with it.

  119. The bulk of my 7,400 word article presented the very considerable circumstantial evidence that our current Coronavirus national disaster was entirely self-inflicted, being the unintended blowback from an extremely reckless American biowarfare attack against China (and Iran), presumably organized by the Deep State Neocons or other rogue elements in our national security establishment.

    Hmmm. And yet:

    Targets of T cell responses to SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus in humans with COVID-19 disease and unexposed individuals

    … Importantly, we detected SARS-CoV-2−reactive CD4+ T cells in ~40-60% of unexposed individuals, suggesting cross-reactive T cell recognition between circulating ‘common cold’ coronaviruses and SARS-CoV-2.

    Perhaps the Deep State Neocons are unusually incompetent.

  120. U. Ranus says:

    Confusingly, unz.com continues to serve up the enemy’s little spyware implants from sites like googletagmanager.com and facebook.net. The divorce seems one-sided, with Ron Unz still deeply in love…

    Because Unz has been providing both Google and Facebook with perfect intelligence regarding his readership demographics for a long time now, a credible explanation for his deplatforming now (instead of earlier) is that it isn’t so much about a change of content, but rather a change of readership. It grew, and eventually started to reach outside of demographics the enemy knew to be beyond salvation anyway. such as longtime iSteve followers. If Unz has started to make inroads with significant numbers of suggestible normies only recently, he may have started to seriously merit deplatforming only recently as well.

    • Agree: schnellandine
  121. @James Scott

    From the article:

    Google still does contains all these pages, and if the additional specifier “unz” is added to the search, the results come up, but for anyone not knowing where to look, our entire website and all its content has completely disappeared. This explained our sudden 15-20% reduction in regular traffic.

    From James Scott:

    I just googled unz and this site comes up on top of the 1st page. Try again Ron. You are in denial. You have lost your credibility with at least 20% of your readers to the point they won’t come here at all. About half the commentators know you are lying about the flu as well.

    You used to ride the short bus to school, didn’t you?

    • Agree: Wizard of Oz
  122. The problem with you people is that you’ve been brainwashed into believing in this mythical beast called ‘Rights’.

    Think about it!

    If the cops are corrupt, the judiciary is koshered, the Executive is the puppet of the Deep State (and most people don’t even know who they are) and the Congress is bought and paid for – who on earth is going to stand up for you and protect your rights?

    Its over for the West! All of those beautiful, high-falutin’ Enlightenment ideals of ‘Liberty, Equality, Fraternity’ are just that – ideals!

    When push comes to shove – we don’t have any rights.

    It was actually Dubya’s Senior Advisor, Karl Rove, who gave us the heads up when he said:

    “We’re an empire now, and when we act, we create our own reality. And while you’re studying that reality — judiciously, as you will — we’ll act again, creating other new realities, which you can study too, and that’s how things will sort out. We’re history’s actors . . . and you, all of you, will be left to just study what we do.

    [emphasis mine]

    It’s not like it’s a secret.

    • Agree: idrankwhat, Biff
    • Replies: @Yusef
  123. BenKenobi says:
    @Alden

    I’ve also been saying this about Vancouver. With all the globe-trotting Chinese that live here, both rich and poor, that go back-and-forth to the Middle Kingdom there should be MUCH more infected than there has been.

    BC govt stats as of today, May 25:
    Confirmed cases – 2517
    Recovered cases – 2057
    Deaths: 157

    Bane voice:
    “Show me the bodies.”

    • Thanks: Alden
    • Replies: @Wizard of Oz
  124. Mr. Unz,

    Thanks for this report and your forum!

    Regarding censorship, I will note that last year while doing some research at a small well endowed New England college library, the Unz Review had been already been digitally blocked….So much for free speech!

    Concerning the present ‘Carona War’ it should be noted that just prior to the death of the Chinese Ambassador to Israel, whatdoesitmean.com ran a story, May 15 2020 concerning the death of U.S. Air Force Colonel Thomas Falzarano stationed at the Cheyenne Air Force Base (nuclear bunker) that the headline had asserted was an ‘assassination’ by China.

    Two days later, March 17, 2020 that same website, whatdoesitmean.com, covered in its headline
    the death of the Chinese Ambassador to Israel Du Wei, as a ‘retaliation’ hit by the Americans with direct reference to Sec. Pompeo, where the ‘connecto’ logic of the story stated that Du Wei was the same rank as the dead American Colonel Falzarano.

    As one of the foci of this website concerns what might be termed ‘Jewish’ issues, the March 17 report references a quote from Ambassador Wei –

    “Historical experience also shows that pandemic is accompanied by conspiracies and the dark mentality of seeking scapegoats…our Jewish friends know it well”

    to which Sec. Pompeo responded-

    “There will come a day when we evaluate what it is that needs to be done to convince the Chinese Communist Party that there are real costs—real costs—connected to this kind of misbehavior…we have to hold nations accountable”

    of which the article aptly noted that being dead, Ambassador Wei could not respond to!

    http://www.whatdoesitmean.com/index3218.htm

    The link here, has embedded in red letters, link to their previous article on Colonel Falzarano’s death, they, whatdoesitmean.com have termed an assassination without siting facts…but perhaps is true, what we do know is that things are in a very bad situation, and a return to the Principles of the Treaty of Westphalia are in order!

  125. @Colin Wright

    Colin, when one reads history there’s little point in interpreting each individual event in isolation. If one does that, all we can see is a series of dots on a page. The challenge is to join the dots – to see and understand the narrative.

    When one understands the narrative, and, over time, builds up a moving picture of the ‘terrain’, one can then use that picture to predict future outcomes. The more and more predictions one gets “right” – the more certain we can be that we’ve joined the dots correctly.

    Not trying to be a ‘know-it-all’, just helpful.

    Cheers!

  126. @Kratoklastes

    That’s a joke, isn’t it?
    Rogan and Jones larp free speech.

    Better would be if Unz appeared on Owen Benjamin’s live stream like E. Michael Jones does from time to time.

    “I’m an unabashed fan of Rogan – from ‘OG’ Fear Factor, UFC commentary, his stand-up, the JRE, and his pro-drug campaigning.”

    Okay …

  127. @Colin Wright

    @Colin Wright,

    I have found the best way to interpret events is to understand the game and know the players. People who “learn the facts” and “connect the dots” are clueless. We don’t know the facts, and many we know aren’t true.

    As an example of method: Someone opens a speakeasy right across the street from Al Capone’s place of business. The next week it mysteriously burns down. Who is suspect #1? Cui bono? Means, motive, opportunity. Understand the game and know the players.

    • Replies: @Colin Wright
  128. skrik says:
    @Colin Wright

    You can no longer argue against immigration

    You seriously believe that’s why they banned unz? Ah! You also believe in fairies, eh?

    • Replies: @Colin Wright
    , @Ron Unz
  129. Bumpkin says:
    @Polemos

    For all the folks who use duckduckgo, what do you think about it still feeding your searches into the Google algorithms?

    Are you sure about that?

    “DuckDuckGo gets its results from over four hundred sources. These include hundreds of vertical sources delivering niche Instant Answers, DuckDuckBot (our crawler) and crowd-sourced sites (like Wikipedia, stored in our answer indexes). We also of course have more traditional links in the search results, which we also source from multiple partners, though most commonly from Bing (and none from Google).”
    https://help.duckduckgo.com/results/sources/

    • Thanks: Polemos
    • Replies: @Fuerchtegott
  130. @skrik

    ‘You seriously believe that’s why they banned unz? Ah! You also believe in fairies, eh?’

    What interests me is that they seriously offered that as a reason.

    If, for example, I say you can’t enter my country because you’re a Catholic, that might or might not be my actual motive — but it does have implications concerning my beliefs about religious freedom.

    Evidently, opposition to immigration has become not merely mistaken, but heretical somehow.

    • Replies: @skrik
  131. neprof says:
    @anon

    This is why I fear a Second Wave starting in early October, spread by the same folks who got this whole thing started. It’s the best way blame can be placed on Trump and all the “deplorables” who advocate for reopening the economy. The Convid-19 story will not die until after the election.

    • Replies: @Anon
    , @anonymous
  132. Wally says:
    @Sir Launcelot Canning

    – Indeed, kudos to Ron and others who stand up to Zionist / Marxist oppression.

    – Ron does reveal a bit of naivete however.

    – It’s his work on exposing the fake “holocaust’ via his own writing and by allowing the work & comments of others here which is what got this site banned.

    – No doubt alternative views to the coronavirus scam provided the convenient rational, but questioning the impossible tales of the so called “holocaust” is what really did it.

    – Note the blizzard of “holocaust” related propaganda that is being marketed on this Memorial Day, i.e. this one picked up from Daily Caller:
    95 yr. Old US Soldier Absurdly Lies About Auschwitz Contradicting Other Lies About Auschwitz & more: https://forum.codoh.com/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=13269

  133. Saggy says: • Website
    @jsigur

    THE ILLUSION OF FREEDOM WILL CONTINUE AS LONG AS IT’S PROFITABLE TO CONTINUE THE ILLUSION AT THE POINT WHERE THE ILLUSION BECOMES TOO EXPENSIVE TO MAINTAIN THEY WILL JUST TAKE DOWN THE SCENERY THEY WILL PULL BACK THE CURTAINS THEY WILL MOVE THE TABLES AND CHAIRS OUT OF THE WAY AND YOU WILL SEE THE BRICK WALL AT THE BACK OF THE THEATER
    FRANK ZAPPA AZ QUOTES MEME

    Prescient. Here is the brick wall …. the Jews are openly censoring the internet thru YouTube, Google, Amazon, Facebook, and practically every other site on the web, … it would be unbelievable if it were not happening …

  134. @Beb

    Censors are scum, the lowest form of human life.

    Did Frau Clinton blink out of existence while I was sleeping?

    • Replies: @Wally
  135. @Ron Unz

    I agree with Mr.Wright, but Mr U makes a very valid point as well: the timing certainly gives rise to suspicion. Don’t believe it would be adequate to indict someone, but it would definitely call for further investigation.

  136. @Alfred

    I thought the sudden death of the highly effective Russian ambassador to the UN around the same time to be a strange coincidence also.

    • Agree: Iris, Alfred
  137. Purging by deep state actors such as facebook and google should be considered a badge of honor in the battle for truth.

    • Agree: Agent76
  138. Alfred says:
    @Erebus

    The vast majority will never know that something was missing, much less what, or how interesting that something may have been. The memory hole works best when no-one knows it’s there.

    Someone should put up a reference website that has links to all these sites being hidden. If there is a central place where people know that the “unapproved” stuff is being listed, that should solve the problem IMHO.

    I think lots of people want to know what they are not supposed to know. This domain is available:

    blacklistedwebsites.com

    • Replies: @Bro43rd
  139. Alfred says:
    @Colin Wright

    If it’s repeated, that becomes suspicious.

    I guess we must wait to see if his replacement will be also heartattacked. 🙂

    • Replies: @Colin Wright
  140. sally says:
    @Colin Wright

    Ron, may be wrong wrt one individual but the statistical unlikely-hood of being wrong, is even more unlikely than numerical statistics show, when considered in light of the environment that people in high level positions are dying outside of the probability expectation in very large numbers.

    I think when you add the recent, sudden untimely deaths of a great portion of the Iranian upper technical and business managements as well as many high level bureaucrats and political position holders, it is rational to conclude that a nation state or one of more of their agencies are using killer technology to target and kill individuals who disagree with them around the globe. The Virus Pandemic scam may have been to provide cover from discovery that these very large statistically unlikely deaths are occurring.

    IMO, two things are needed.. One an alert to discover more about the statistically improbable deaths, and second a very new, very different, completely independent Internet technology is needed. The internet is nothing more than the POTS with a set of software protocols electrically connected, to a digitally addressable network. Change he packet size, change the addressing system, change the headers, to a new and different numbers and protocol and use private satellite protocol.

    Clearly independents need to find a way to operate a second private non government sponsored Internet, and to keep all parties who have abused their power to deny (anyone or anything) or who have used their positions of control on the government paid for Internet <=completely off the new private non government Internet. One or two satellites could do the trick.. ? coupled to a dish technology placed in the back yard or on the rooftop.. wired to computers with an A/B switch.. B disconnect from the government sponsored Internet and A connect to the open source privately sponsored Internet. IMO, those who control the media giants who operate on the government sponsored Internet have declared war on the truth and the response to acts of war demands some kind of defense.

    The fact that Congress has not outlawed abuse or denial of first amendment rights in media operating on government sponsored networks suggest congress may be a part of the war on the truth. Its election time folks, vote for anyone not a Republican or a Democrat..

    • Replies: @Colin Wright
  141. That’s a secret of Polichinelle. Everybody and his brother (provided they have an IQ above clinically retarded) knows who Google and Facebook serve. Their masters have no shame for many years. They can’t afford shame: only lies support their propaganda narratives.

  142. @Ron Unz

    A good Memorial Day greeting to you, Ron.

    Forward: “Hooray, Pull it, ‘Pull it,’ history in making, we got a portion of The Unz Review’s head-on-a platter.” 🕵️

    I appreciate Ron’s having offered speculative & common sense thought to Colin Wright, which is, “Suppose someone had just taken out a $10 million life insurance policy on your seemingly healthy father and TWO DAYS LATER he was found dead, of no obvious cause. cause. Under such circumstances, I think the insurance company would be extraordinarily suspicious, and examine the circumstances in great detail.”

    As some know, in July 2001, Larry Silverstein became the leaseholder of the demolished WTC towers.

    According to the old article (linked below), seven (7) various insurers agreed to pay Silverstein Properties Inc. a settlement calculated at $4 1/2 billion.

    Among the named insurer claim payees are Alliance Global Risks, Swiss Reinsurance Co., and Zurich American Insurance Co.

    Under normal circumstances, I suspect these extraordinary insurance company’s “Claim Investigation Departments” took their tasks very seriously. Hm. Did they stand down on such critical assignment?

    Fyi, the settlement process was overseen by the NY Court of Appeals, Judge Albert Rosenblatt.

    Am just an average Scranton guy, and Progressive Insurance covers both my old car & motorcycle, liability only. Like millions, I rely upon The Unz Review for free transmisson of knowledge; untainted by scalawag ideological blindness.

    Is evident that the mighty Google and Facebook🤑 can take down a percentage of The Unz Review readerhip. Likely, the U.S. Noahide law has their back, and Facebook and Google do not have any worries/concern about lawsuits emerging from Citizen, Ron Unz.

    A question. Can the towering Unz Review get a man-made damage insurance policy? I.e., American Pravda Coup Coverage, Co.
    At great cost to Ron, such is plausible. Nonetheless, the court-settlement process would be greatly prejudiced in favor of zionized Google and Zuckerberg.

    Doubtless, Facebook & Google won their battle for Triumph of Untruth, by Shock & Awe censorship.
    Nonetheless, let not The Unz Review vanish from both my & your memories.
    Just think for a moment what Ron has done to intervene and save the remnants of America from historical & current event lies.

    https://www.businessinsurance.com/article/20070527/ISSUE01/100022003/silverstein-insurers-settle-wtc-claims

    • Thanks: FB, Iris
  143. Anon[328] • Disclaimer says:
    @neprof

    I agree 100%. The Deep State is pulling a mass psyche-job on us all also: the media has been accentuating the negative for over 3 years now, dismissive of any positive trends. They literally try to keeo various groups angry at one another with how they frame stories (example: depicting the Aubrey shooting as a black man being hunted by whites while simply jogging). I don’t think they will let up even after the election if Trump wins. Like Milton’s Satan, they think Heaven should be theirs, get to meet in their own Pandemonium secretely, and plan to unleash chaos on the innocent.

  144. @James Scott

    You need to get it right before you call Ron a joke. He made it clear that it was when “unz” *was not* included in the search terms that previously noted articles no longer appeared. So you had to know already that you were looking for something in UR to find it listed.

    • Replies: @James Scott
  145. Agent76 says:

    May 15, 2020 BIG TECH TYRANNY – Zach Vorhies

    Computer scientist and 11-year employee of Google Zach Vorhies who blew the whistle on the Tech giant’s political bias and censorship, saying “I saw something dark and nefarious going on with the company”, returns to SGT Report to share TRUTH.

    February 7, 2020 Facebook Bans W.H.O. Due to Recent ‘Anti-Vaccine’ Comments

    In December 2019, the WHO held the Global Vaccine Safety Summit in Geneva, Switzerland. After the meeting, several WHO scientists posted their comments to the WHO’s Facebook page.

    https://thetruthaboutcancer.com/facebook-bans-who/

    • Replies: @Yusef
  146. Al Liguori says: • Website

    @unz

    Perhaps you appreciate why (((.gov))) and (((media))) have struggled so prodigiously to stigmatize the “dark net.”

    Untraceable money, untraceable communication, and uncensorable information have no place in the kosher world order.

  147. @BenKenobi

    I think a good statistician might provide a more sophisticated analysis depending in whether e.g. the epidemic locally was started by just one superspreader arriving before the problem was recognised or a cruise ship disembarking a couple of dozen infected people.

    • Replies: @Alden
  148. @Ann Nonny Mouse

    Ron, This is “old news”:

    https://www.wsws.org/en/topics/mediaCategory/google-censorship/

    In late April 2017, Google announced the implementation of new algorithms aimed at limiting or blocking access to the WSWS and other left wing, anti-war and progressive websites. Similar measures to deny Internet users access to revolutionary socialist and oppositional information and commentary have been implemented by Facebook and Twitter.

    https://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2017/08/08/goog-a08.html

    Eric Maas, a search engine optimization consultant working in the San Francisco Bay area, said his team has surveyed a wide range of alternative news sites affected by changes in Google’s algorithms since April. “While the update may be targeting specific site functions, there is evidence that this update is promoting only large mainstream news organizations. What I find problematic with this is that it appears that some sites have been targeted and others have not.”

    • Replies: @Ron Unz
  149. Alden says:
    @Iris

    The Bay Area was very lightly hit, despite a large Chinese population going back and forth all the time.

  150. lysias says:

    Tony Blair succeded to the leadership of the British Labour Party and was thus in a position to become Prime Minister because his predecessor, John Smith, died of a heart attack in 1994 at the age of 54.

    Robert Harris’s 2007 novel “The Ghost” (US title “The Ghost Writer”), a roman a clef really about Blair, has the Blair figure’s political advancement be due to secret support from the CIA. Political murders figure in the novel. Harris, before he became a full-time novelist, was a journalist closely associated with Blair.

    • Replies: @Alfred
  151. Anon[120] • Disclaimer says:
    @Z-man

    Easier said than done. New fresh faced hymies pop up all the time. In my area a new guy, Sheckter/Schraeder/Shoenfeld whatever just started advertising on the ‘air waves’. ‘Fight the Trump agenda, vote for me’. Ha ha!
    …beware the Power of The Cabal.

    For instance…

    [MORE]

    Elissa Slotkin (born July 10, 1976) is the U.S. Representative from Michigan’s 8th congressional district. The district, which was once represented by current U. S. Senator Debbie Stabenow, is based in the state capital of Lansing, and stretches into the outer northern suburbs of Detroit. A member of the Democratic Party, she previously served as a CIA analyst and as a Department of Defense official.

    Slotkin was born on July 10, 1976 in New York City, the daughter of Judith (Spitz) Slotkin. She is Jewish…
    From 2009 to 2011, Slotkin was a senior advisor on Iraq policy at the U.S. State Department, and in 2011 she joined the staff of the Under Secretary of Defense for Policy as an adviser on Middle East policy. In 2012, Slotkin became chief of staff for the Assistant Secretary of Defense for Policy, and later that year she was appointed Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Policy. Slotkin was appointed Principal Deputy Under Secretary of Defense for Policy in 2013, and in 2014 she was appointed as Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for International Security Affairs. From 2015 to 2017, Slotkin was acting Assistant Secretary of Defense for International Security Affairs…

    After leaving the Defense Department in January 2017, Slotkin moved back to her family’s farm in Holly, where she owned and operated Pinpoint Consulting.

    Since 2019, she has also been serving on the Transatlantic Task Force of the German Marshall Fund and the Bundeskanzler-Helmut-Schmidt-Stiftung (BKHS), co-chaired by Karen Donfried and Wolfgang Ischinger.

    Or…

    Brian Emanuel Schatz (born October 20, 1972) is an American politician serving as the senior United States Senator from Hawaii, a seat he has held since 2012. Brian Schatz was born in Ann Arbor, Michigan, along with an identical twin brother, Steve. He is the son of Barbara Jane (née Binder) and Irwin Jacob Schatz, a cardiologist and native of Saint Boniface, Manitoba.

    J Street, which supported him, called him a “strong voice for the pro-Israel, pro-peace movement,”

    The senior U.S. senator from Hawaii is a Jewish guy from Michigan. Here’s a list of U.S. senators from Hawaii from 1963 to present:

    Sen. Hiram Leong Fong
    Sen. Spark Masayuki Matsunaga
    Sen. Daniel Ken Inouye
    Sen. Daniel Kahikina Akaka
    Sen. Mazie Keiko Hirono
    Sen. Brian Emanuel Schatz

  152. Alden says:
    @Wizard of Oz

    My and Benknobi’s point is; how many people have actually truly really died from covid, no more than die from flu every year.

    All the hysterical modeling and predictions have not come true. The average age of covid death is in the mid 70s. Covid hoax is just the standard winter flu season. Old people die from flu and pneumonia every winter.

    • Replies: @Wizard of Oz
  153. skrik says:
    @Colin Wright

    opposition to immigration

    That’s really not the discussion here, rather it’s some monsters trampling all over freedom of speech. Given that, who cares what pissweak ‘excuse’ they give? Have you heard of red herrings, much?

    • Replies: @Colin Wright
  154. Have a Facebook page for only two reasons–promote my novels and messaging a few friends and relatives. As for Google…I almost never use it for search results. First heard about it on alt. news websites including Gilad’s, LewRockwell, WhatReallyHappened, Ron Paul, Last American Vagabond and MintPressNews, and a few others.

    Don’t sweat it, Mr. Unz.

  155. @skrik

    ‘That’s really not the discussion here, rather it’s some monsters trampling all over freedom of speech. Given that, who cares what pissweak ‘excuse’ they give? Have you heard of red herrings, much?’

    You’ve missed my point twice. I’m not going to try a third time.

    • Replies: @skrik
  156. It is said that the typical retail investor, when his stock portfolio is doing well, attributes this to his own trading prowess, but when it does poorly, he blames the general market conditions or some other factors beyond his control.

    Unz reminds me of this. He writes a series of self-congratulatory articles telling us how much traffic this site is getting, and now is saying that traffic is going down because the various Internet giants like Facebook and Google have been using their various dirty tricks to reduce it. I don’t doubt that they are, but I also reason: if the powers that be (not getting into exactly who) can steer traffic away from this site, they can also steer traffic towards it, no?

    Like the amateur stock trader, Unz attributes the high level of traffic he was getting entirely to his own merit — in other words, that took place organically — but when the traffic goes down, that is because they are messing with him. Maybe that is so, but all logical possibilities should be open for consideration, no?

  157. @flashlight joe

    ‘I have found the best way to interpret events is to understand the game and know the players. People who “learn the facts” and “connect the dots” are clueless. We don’t know the facts, and many we know aren’t true.

    As an example of method: Someone opens a speakeasy right across the street from Al Capone’s place of business. The next week it mysteriously burns down. Who is suspect #1? Cui bono? Means, motive, opportunity. Understand the game and know the players.’

    Yeah; but at the same time, there really is coincidence, and unrelated events.

    [MORE]

    Take the Titanic. At the time, I believe there were two big dogs in the transatlantic liner business — and it was intensely competitive. There was Cunard, and there was White Star, if memory serves (no, I’m not that old, actually, but…)

    To return to the point, the Titantic represented a step up; the new standard to beat. So who would benefit if it promptly and ignominiously sank?

    Its owners’ competitors, obviously. And if mores at the time had been different, and the Titanic had burnt at the pier, suspicions might have arisen. However, the actual circumstances are such that you’d have to be a pretty hard-core conspiracy theorist to believe anything other than the official story; the captain was trying to set a respectable first-voyage time, and wasn’t as cautious as he might have been.

    Sometimes shit just happens, or sometimes, whatever we think was the real story is mistaken as well. Take the Kennedy assassination. There are lots of conspiracy theories there, and one might well be true — but they can’t all be true. Whatever the facts, necessarily what millions believe is utter horseshit. It’s just a question of which millions.

  158. skrik says:
    @Colin Wright

    That makes you OT * 3. bye

  159. lysias says:

    During the Kosovo War, I had a part-time job transcribing CNN and NPR. Whenever on-air talent mentioned the bombing of the Chinese embassy, they always called it the “accidental” bombing. There must have been memos telling them they had to use the word.

  160. @Almost Missouri

    It is not though. It is simply do as we tell you, not as we do. Same as democracy. We promote democracy to the entire world when USA isn’t a democracy it self. Also the same as Jewish/Israeli promotion of mass immigration but keeping Israel Jewish only.

    It would all makes sense once you stop thinking we have the morale high ground.

  161. @Anonymous

    I agree with most of your analysis, except that you seem to suggest that the “mobsters” are not connected to the psychopathic elite that run things globally. I have long held that mobsters are but another manifestation of the controllers. The controllers control the entire financial sector. Mobsters need the banks to launder their ill-gotten gains whether, drugs, prostitution, payoffs and a myriad of other “enterprises”. Pointing the fingers at the mobsters is a distraction, just like pretending that organized crime in the US is the Italian Mafia. Even Wikipedia doesn’t cover that up well. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Jewish_American_mobsters It’s not just Jews, there are other international gangsters from across the world including the Triads, Tongs, Yakuza, etc. but you’d never know it.
    The only time these “mobsters” appear to be dismantled is when they become blatantly obvious at what they are doing, and it draws attention to the broader picture. The insider trading scam is run the same way. Attack an Ivan Boesky or Martha Stewart when the entire system is doing it.

  162. @Colin Wright

    Despite your citing an incorrect probability I am inclined to agree with your scepticism about Ron”s enthusiasm for a criminal explanation for the ambassador’s death. A good point is that there might have been quite a few Chinese in Israel whose murder would teach the Israelis how serious the US was and so more people to die coincidentally. But there is much more.

    The idea that the blow hard Pompeo who was only director of the CIA for 15 months could have worked up a relationship with Mossad, or even within the CIA close enough and with enough clout to have the ambassador murdered is *extremely* unlikely. Especially as the Chinese autopsy would almost certainly expose it even if it was only an inference from there being no natural cause of death.

    In general I think the time pressure Ron is under clearly leads to a rather cavalier shorthand reliance on “coincidences” which he does not take time to explore analytically and with imagination and due reflection.. At what age and from what causes did the ambassador’s close family members die? The obvious medical culprit has to be stroke or heart attack. Has proper attention been given to the likelihood of a newly prosperous country following the footsteps of Weaterners of one, two and three generations ago. How well did the message get through not to smoke, to exercise and to eat a healthy diet – not modern fast food made available from 1979? My father, who smoked and was overweight till his heart attacks in his early 40s died at 59 after accepting a role at least as important and taxing as the ambassadors. At lunch one day a few years ago I discovered that the fathers of three people present had died in their 40s of heart disease. And this was in Australia which has been years ahead of the US and UK in improving heart health.

    As to the Iranian deaths it is only necessary to find one superspreader, maybe Iranian, maybe Chinese who just happened to be in close contact with Iran’s politicians and rulers. That would explain most of the differences in the class of victims compared with Italy and Spain. Then all that is left is that some Israelis or neocons might have thought a bio warfare attack on Iran was a good idea – though why I’m not sure.

    • Replies: @Wizard of Oz
  163. lysias says:
    @mark green

    So you think a US-sponsored hit on the Chinese ambassador would have been stupid. What recent US actions have not been stupid?

    • LOL: Biff
    • Replies: @Colin Wright
  164. kyindle says: • Website

    Censorship is all over. Googletube tried to take down Traydon Hayden’s videos of horrific crimes of elderly abuse, druggery (possible rape) and robbery of white people in that Michigan nursing home. Mr. Drumpf couldn’t even muster the words much less insist on a “hate crime” charge.

  165. lysias says:
    @israel shamir

    The censorship strongly suggests that Unz’s suspicions about coronavirus are fundamentally correct. If he were way off base, would they bother to censor him?

    • Replies: @Ron Unz
  166. jsinton says:

    I was just reading on Zero Hedge how now they start to label content in the Wayback Machine for “covid conspiracy theory disinformation”

    But, now the Wayback Internet archive is trending down this slippery slope with its recently implemented labeling of snapshot results as potential disinformation.

    As a former editor, Elliot Leavy, warns in an article addressing the changes at the Wayback Machine site, “if we continue to censor the past, attaching intent to some but not to others, we will be unable to evaluate anything at all.” Indeed, the new measures instituted at the behest of MIT’s Technology Review over worries of COVID-19 hoaxes do not bode well for the survival of historical accuracy and a discerning populace.

  167. @Kratoklastes

    I’m not a fan of Jones – I don’t like histrionics.

    I agree. However, Jones was outing the Bilderbergers before it became fashionable, as well as taking pot shots at the ADL and their spying operations. He became a little too brazen for their liking.

  168. @sally

    ‘…I think when you add the recent, sudden untimely deaths of a great portion of the Iranian upper technical and business managements as well as many high level bureaucrats and political position holders, it is rational to conclude that a nation state or one of more of their agencies are using killer technology to target and kill individuals who disagree with them around the globe…’

    I’m skeptical. What was the actual proportion of deaths for any group? Did it soar as high as one percent? Unless it was a lot more than that, it’s a pretty pathetic ‘killer technology’ at work.

    The more so as the Israelis at least — and ourselves — just use good ol’ hand tools when there’s a Persian we want to kill. So why resort to a necessarily random and obviously quite ineffectual alternative? A dozen high level officials — presumably random and elderly — have died? Why waste time with that? Just whack the dozen you actually want to kill. Israel’s conducted at least that many assassinations inside Iran — and of course killed hundreds of Iranians outside the country.

    There’s also the problem of selecting your facts. As it happens, the Coronavirus outbreak in Iran coincided with Nowruz — Iranian New Year — when everyone visits family and friends all over the country. Apparently, the Iranian government didn’t effectively prevent that, and of course that too would explain Iran’s unusually high death rate.

    I don’t rule out that the virus was human-engineered, and that Iran might well have been the target. These days, we and our Zionist handlers get up to all kinds of fiendish crap. However, the information I’ve seen doesn’t demonstrate that this was the case. The facts could have been completely otherwise, and Iran could have still compiled the statistics it did.

  169. Wally says:
    @Kolya Krassotkin

    said:
    “Did Frau Clinton blink out of existence while I was sleeping?”

    Frau Clinton”?

    – Another childish attempt to support the impossible propaganda about Germans & the fake “holocaust”.

    It’s easier to fool people than to convince them that they have been fooled.

    • Replies: @Kolya Krassotkin
  170. @Beb

    Not really. Think of the spur to artistic creativity that was Austrian censorship driving the career of Verdi. Crowds would cheer his operas, with Verdi standing for “Vittorio Emmanuele, Re di Italia.”

  171. @Robert White

    If I am not mistaken, JHK has never questioned the “official” 9/11 narrative. So you may be right about the reason for being deplatformed as he obviously has an adversity to questioning some of the elite’s narratives.

    • Replies: @gsjackson
    , @Robert White
  172. Ron Unz says:
    @skrik

    You seriously believe that’s why they banned unz? Ah! You also believe in fairies, eh?

    “Colin Wright” is an interesting fellow. He suddenly appeared on this website a couple of years ago, and soon became one of our most prolific commenters, with 7500 comments totaling 660,000 words during that period. I think he claims to be a relatively young retired house-mover, presumably with an enormous amount of time on his hands.

    What’s intriguing to me is probably 95% of his (very numerous) comments are either quite sensible and thoughtful, or else play strongly to the popular anti-MSM sentiments of the other commenters on this website. But on the really “touchy” issues, he surprisingly takes very energetic and determined pro-MSM positions.

    It seems to me that a “deep cover agent” would work very hard to build up his credibility among the other commenters, then occasionally use that credibility on the two or three topics that his employers regard as critical:

    https://www.unz.com/runz/american-pravda-mossad-assassinations/?showcomments#comment-3697049

    https://www.unz.com/runz/american-pravda-mossad-assassinations/?showcomments#comment-3698330

  173. For what it is worth, I have posted on the Review numerous pieces denouncing Vdare by name and many others sharply criticizing its racial views. As a very trivial matter, I notice that my entry in the Wikipedia has disappeared, which is as well as it was badly inaccurate.

  174. The very public assassination of the Russian ambassador to Turkey certainly seemed oddly timed, wouldn’t you say?

    People who make a principle out of tearing down moral restraints do not mind murdering diplomats to “prove a point.” Appearing to be “insane” may have some game theory to back it up, but let’s face it, these people don’t need game theory to appear to be insane. We already knew they were insane. The question is, what can be done about it?

  175. FLgeezer says:

    Politics pays..especially when you advocate for the (((right))) things. Rader, Slosberg, Slosberg, Polsky, Bogen, Berman. Any guess as to what the (((right))) things might be? Boldface below
    substantiates the assertion.
    (Excerpt from South Florida Scum Sentinel)
    Rader declines to seek reelection
    State senator’s decision sets clash between a political vet and one-term legislator
    Polsky Slosberg
    By Skyler Swisher

    [MORE]

    State Sen. Kevin Rader, who represents Boca Raton and southern Palm Beach County, is not seeking reelection, setting up a showdown between a political veteran and a one-term legislator in the Democratic-leaning district.
    Rader said in a statement Tuesday morning he is not running because he wants to spend more time with his family and focus on his job in the insurance business.

    “Representing the people of this district has been one of the greatest honors of my life,” the 51-year-old Democrat said. “I’d like to thank the voters for trusting me to look out for their interests in Tallahassee, which I have sought to do every day whether we are in session or not.”
    Two Democratic candidates have announced they will run for the open seat — Irv Slosberg, a political veteran, and Tina Polsky, who has secured Rader’s endorsement. Elected to the Florida House in 2018, Polsky’s district largely overlaps with Rader’s.

    Polsky, a 52-year-old lawyer, has also been endorsed by state Sen. Lori Berman, D-Delray Beach, and Broward County Commissioner Mark Bogen. Polsky said she will make fixing Florida’s “crippled unemployment system” a top priority if elected.
    “Holding those accountable for the system’s failures in order to make sure those in need are able to obtain their benefits will be my first action in the state Senate,” she said.

    Slosberg, 72, said he was planning to run against Rader before the incumbent dropped his candidacy. Slosberg said his name recognition in the district and track record of public service will give him the edge. Slosberg served in the Florida House from 2000 to 2012. He made an unsuccessful bid for state Senate in 2016, losing to Jeff Clemens. When Clemens resigned because of an extramarital affair, Slosberg declared his candidacy in the special election. He withdrew and supported Berman.

    His daughter — Emily Slosberg — was elected to his state House seat in 2016. The father and daughter would serve together in Tallahassee if they win their elections.
    “Two Slosbergs are better than one,” Irv Slosberg said Tuesday. “I understand Tallahassee. I have the experience.”

    Rader was first elected to the Senate’s District 29 seat in 2016. Before being elected to the Senate, he served in the Florida House of Representatives from 2008 to 2010 and then from 2012 to 2016.
    Rader cited legislation passed after the 2018 Parkland school shooting, along with a bill that strengthened state standards for Holocaust education, as some of his chief accomplishments.
    Rader’s company CKP Insurance LLC was acquired by Brown & Brown Insurance in August 2019, according to a company press release. Rader saw his net worth rise significantly during his time in the Legislature, going from $1.8 million in 2012 to $25.5 million at the end of 2018.
    First-time Republican candidate Brian Andrew Norton has qualified to run for the seat as well.
    (End excerpt)

  176. @Alden

    Yes, I have now seen – and posted on some UR thread – very closely reasoned criticism of the almost universal approach by governments. In most democracies it is easy to understand as making sure politicians can avoid the supreme political disaster of being blamed for deaths because the health system couldn’t cope. For the régimes where one might suppose public opinion counts for little it is interesting that there don’t seem to be many totally callous tyrants left. True death from COVID 19 seems to include some very unpleasant symptoms and damage to arteries has caused strokes in quite young people but it does look as though managing our way to her immunity with minimum nasty deaths is now the only way to go – assuming herd immunity can be achieved. I think keeping the unhealthy and over 70s safe is the key.

  177. @Ron Unz

    When people speculate that sound way, it’s apt to sound ridiculous. On the other hand, we know that controlling public opinion and carrying out surveillance and manipulation of all recalcitrant elements of the population is the chief reason that intelligence agencies exist. Steve Bannon was a poster (I’m convinced, for what that’s worth, people who want to scoff will scoff) at a far-right message board for years. When we consider the amount of money that the government spends on watching all of us, for all we know there could be a team of shills monitoring every board like this. It sounds crazy and paranoid. Maybe it is. But why wouldn’t they? Why wouldn’t they hire people to post on message boards? They hire people to “infiltrate” video games. Cass Sunstein suggested “infiltrating” the kooks. They’re very “concerned”about the internet kooks for some reason.

    • Replies: @Ron Unz
  178. Anyone who expects the left to respect “Freedom of Speech”, and tolerate opinions and organizations contrary to their ideology, is sadly very naïve. Most folks who grew up in the West have no concept of what life was/is like under all leftist regimes throughout the last century and this one.

    It is standard leftist operating procedure to play the underdog while they do not have full power. They call for equality, freedom, fairness, peace, etc. But, once they achieve near-full power, they start showing their true colors. They accelerate shutting down opposing organizations and publications, retaining (and establishing) only those under their full control. Afterwards, they move to physical oppression of opposing activists. They have demonstrated that everywhere, from the Soviet Union, to China, to all third world countries which got swept into the communist and leftist tide of the 1950s, onward.

    The West-hating, white-hating, American left is made of the same material as the international left. Remember that immigration is their main means of bolstering the numbers of those who will vote them into all positions of power. After that, their totalitarian dictatorship will only become more vicious.

    Remember that if things have been allowed to get as bad as they are today, then the mechanisms to prevent them from getting worse tomorrow, have only gotten weaker. Once one leg is down the slippery slope, then it is accelerated descent toward the bottom.

    Anyone who thinks that a Constitution (or any other law or document) will protect him or her, is painfully naïve. All these texts are no more than ink on paper; Their significance and meaning is brought to life only by the minds of those who control interpreting them.

    • Agree: FLgeezer, GazaPlanet, Alfred
    • Replies: @Alden
  179. Ron Unz says:
    @Simple Simone

    Ron, This is “old news”:

    https://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2017/08/08/goog-a08.html

    Not really. I’m certainly familiar with the complaints of various websites that occasional changes in the Google search algorithms over the years have sometimes caused their Google traffic to drop substantially. I’m sure we’ve also been impacted by such factors over the years, though since only a fraction of our traffic comes from Google, I’d never really noticed.

    But what I’m talking about seems entirely different. As far as I can tell, all our millions of web pages have been entirely deranked by Google, so that unless “unz” is included in the search, none of them ever come up.

    This certainly doesn’t seem the case with the WSWS website. For example, I went there just now and glanced at a couple of their recent articles. If you Google partial phrases from those titles such as “Bernie Sanders threatens delegates with removal” or “minnesota buys a warehouse”, their articles come up as the #1 result.

    However, none of our articles appear in the search results if you apply the same procedure. For example, Googling “the myth of hispanic crime” does NOT return my article even though it had been ranked for ten years as #2 among the 200,000,000 results in that general topic.

    • Replies: @Simple Simone
  180. Dutch Boy says:
    @anon

    However it started, that is what it has become.

  181. Google may be the world’s leading search engine, but that does not mean it is a good or reliable one. Its search algorhythm yields results that reflect your earlier searches, which means that eventually the variety of results will tend to be ever smaller and smaller.

    I have banned Google years ago, and now rely on DuckDuckgo, Dogpile, Yippy, Webcrawler, Startpage and Yandex. Sometimes it may involve a bit more work, but it is very satisfactory not to have to rely on Google.

    As for Facebook, that is a terrible thing any thinking person should stay away from, unless one has a business or so.

  182. @lysias

    ‘So you think a US-sponsored hit on the Chinese ambassador would have been stupid. What recent US actions have not been stupid?’

    My observation is that when someone’s actions appear ‘stupid,’ the truth of the matter can be that you’re merely mistaking their intentions.

    Take our occupation of Iraq. Well, we conducted that pretty ‘stupidly’ — unless you assume that the goal of ourselves and Israel was not to rebuild the Iraqi state in a more pleasing image, but to prevent the rebuilding of the Iraqi state at all.

    If the latter was the case, most of our actions make complete sense.

  183. @Ron Unz

    ‘… It seems to me that a “deep cover agent” would work very hard to build up his credibility among the other commenters, then occasionally use that credibility on the two or three topics that his employers regard as critical…’

    I’m not a ‘deep cover agent’: no foolin.’ It’s really just that I tend to be skeptical of the more flamboyant conspiracy theories.

    Comment beyond that really would be inadvisable.

    • Agree: Wielgus
    • Replies: @skrik
  184. Ron Unz says:
    @GazaPlanet

    When we consider the amount of money that the government spends on watching all of us, for all we know there could be a team of shills monitoring every board like this. It sounds crazy and paranoid. Maybe it is. But why wouldn’t they?

    Actually, I think it’s pretty well documented that the Israeli government has a large team of on-line activists arguing their case on the Internet, and there’s also an enormous volume of pro-Israel semi-volunteer activists in America organized along the same lines.

    I’d certainly assume that the same is true to some extent of the US, Russia, China, and various other countries with sufficient budgets and motives.

    So it’s a virtual certainly that numerous “agents” are lurking around lots of comment-threads all over the Internet. Whether a particular suspect falls into that category is another issue entirely.

  185. Ron Unz says:
    @d dan

    I don’t have any data to support it: but I do observe that there seems to have reduced activities of new china-did-it commenters since the Facebook ban

    As I’ve mentioned on several occasions, I think one major international weakness of China is the rather weak quality of its propaganda.

    Consider that Google has very publicly denounced China on many occasions for its demand that Google censor its searches results within that country. This was the factor that caused Google to pull out of China a decade ago, and there was a firestorm of criticism when it was revealed that Google was considering building a “censored version” of its search engine.

    But as my article demonstrates, Google is now censoring American search results in the most extreme way, simply because the content is hosted on this website.

    It seems to me that if China or Chinese journalists publicly made this point, they would win an easy propaganda victory, and make both Google and the US government look ridiculous.

    Moreover, focusing on this censorship of this website would also naturally focus on the points I have been making regarding the extremely suspicious aspects of the Covid-19 outbreak, thereby helping to frustrate the anti-China propaganda offense led by Trump and various Neocon senators.

    If some prominent Chinese political or media figures focused on this article, the political consequences in the US might be quite significant…

  186. @utu

    It seems highly unlikely and very out of character for the Jewish state to take an order like this from Washington, just to satisfy Trump/Pompeo’s alleged urge to ‘send a message’ to a rising, rich, and unified China. Yet isn’t this what Ron is suggesting?

    Are we to believe that suddenly the unseemly pattern of Israel dominating Washington has been reversed and that now it is Israel that has assumed the role America’s unquestioning trigger man? Ha! If only this was true. Israel however is far too cunning to play such a role.

    Political events involving the US and Israel over that past half century consistently show that it is Jerusalem–not Washington–that most consistently charts the course that 1) benefits its (Jewish) citizens and 2) satisfies Israel’s long-term strategic goals.

    This undeviating pattern explains why it is America that routinely battles Israel’s foes (not the reverse), wages economic war on behalf of Israel, subsides Israel unconditionally, and even keeps its own borders porous while Israel (wisely) keeps its borders sealed (except for Jews.)

    These glaring and uniform differences speak volumes about who rules both nations.

    With that in mind, why would Israel take the risk of murdering a noisy (but obscure) anti-American Chinese ambassador on its own soil? Just to please Trump and Pompeo? Absurd.

    Show me a similar instance where Israel has assumed such a risk solely for the benefit of a US administration? I can think of none.

    After all, a rogue Israeli operation of this sort would (if detected) potentially wreck Chinese-Israeli relations. So why would Israel take such action? It’s preposterous. The goyim do not tell Israel who to kill. That’s for the Jews to decide.

    Despite America’s economic and military prowess, Zio-Washington remains divided, weak and corrupt. You haven’t noticed?

    Both Israel and China, on the other hand, are more unified and purpose-driven than the US and, most importantly, free from the thrall of foreign-based lobbyists.

    • Replies: @Ron Unz
  187. skrik says:
    @Ron Unz

    then occasionally use that credibility on the two or three topics that his employers regard as critical

    Thanks, Ron and *exactly* fits the m.o. of many a troll I’ve encountered. Gives them away, actually – they just can’t help themselves. rgds

  188. Anonymous[249] • Disclaimer says:
    @Ann Nonny Mouse

    Please take every precaution.

    Indeed.

    It might be useful as a preventative precaution to have in place SEVERAL “dead man’s switch” arrangements for the release and broad, multi-channel dissemination of documents and information in certain eventualities. “Diversity is strength” as a principle of basic reliability engineering.

    Subject documents should serve to discredit key individuals, institutional arrangements, or historical fictions, whether by name or by implication. Not all documents need to be new. To raise the profile of the disclosures, it would suffice to say that Mr. Unz specifically requested these documents be disseminated to the world in certain events. Dissemination should be through multiple methods, including methods not reliant on the Internet.

    For example, past Pizzagate revelations could be of use. Also, summaries and handy collections of historical documents, e.g. on the JFK assassination, the Vietnam war, etc. to help save the next generation from living their lives as semi-informed “coincidence theorists.”

    P.S.: BTW how about removing FB buttons and links to Google from the site now that both entities have resorted to outright shadow-banning?

    In fact, UNZ.COM could create and share STANDARDS for Google-free, FB-free website design and operation. Many consumers would welcome the ability to access a website safe in the knowledge that their interaction with the website will not come back to haunt them through advertising and more insidious intrusion later. (E.g. being denied life insurance after looking up a serious medical issue on a few sites.)

  189. By-tor says:
    @J

    Italy has more US military installations inside its borders than any NATO country. The US military has also occupied Italy longer than any other continental European country. There is a US Army 173rd Airborne base near the outbreak hotspot in northern Italy. The AIDS-laced virus was introduced into Italy the same way it was in China last October. The Italian and Iranian strains are similiar if not the same.

  190. @Bumpkin

    they should include google and derank what google ranks high

  191. Ron Unz says:
    @mark green

    With that in mind, why would Israel take the risk of murdering a noisy (but obscure) anti-American Chinese ambassador on its own soil? Just to please Trump and Pompeo? Absurd.

    Well, obviously “Israel” didn’t kill the Chinese ambassador, nor was I claiming that. After all, the Israeli government is run by Netanyahu and I suggested that the ambassador’s sudden death was intended to intimidate him into going along with Pompeo’s demands.

    However, there’s a great deal of reasonably well-sourced evidence that elements of various Israeli security agencies including Mossad have a long history of “going rogue.” Indeed, there’s very widespread suspicion that they were involved in Prime Minister Rabin’s assassination:

    https://www.unz.com/runz/american-pravda-mossad-assassinations/

    My hypothesis is that Pompeo arranged the ambassador’s death as a warning to Netanyahu, presumably outsourcing the deed to some contacts in Israeli intelligence, though I suppose members of the local criminal underworld could have been involved.

  192. nsa says:
    @Ron Unz

    Hey Ron, We here in Ft. Meade have no reason to manipulate or hamper your website. Afterall, if “conspiracy sites” like yours did not exist, we would have to go to the trouble and expense of creating similar inoculation forums ourselves. Unz Review is best thought of as a vaccine that creates a small harmless case of a disease which might otherwise run rampant throughout our glorious culture and society, causing serious discontent. So what exactly is the content which caused Joogle’s owners to piss in their panties and shadow ban you? Is it your immigration articles? Obviously not as you debunked beaner crime. Is it your idea that the wu-wu virus is a US germ weapon? We here in Ft. Meade love this kind of accusation……inoculates the public against an idea becoming trendy and widespread. Your site’s constant harping about afro-on-white crime? Nope, everyone with half a brain knows the blacks are violent and they move elsewhere as soon as they see one. So what is your actual thought crime, Ron? You know what it is……allowing creeps like nsa to indulge in his jew hatred along with providing a platform for “holocaust deniers” to spread their deviant ideas. And the endless shitstream of articles accusing the jew of promoting vicious self-serving wars, manipulating the timid politicians through bribery and intimidation, and cheating the masses of asses out of what little they have through rampant usury and fraudulent schemes. Not recognizing jew supremacy is your actual sin that has come to the attention of Joogle’s management, resulting in a shadow ban of your material.

    • Replies: @gfhändel
  193. Alden says:
    @ponderingman

    Great post, you’re absolutely right. I’ve seen it happen

  194. skrik says:
    @Colin Wright

    I’m not a ‘deep cover agent’: no foolin.’

    Haw; blown. But you’ll no doubt get a new VPN and appear again, all starting o-o-ver. Unless your bosses realise that your are what you are = incompetent.

    • Replies: @Colin Wright
  195. Ron Unz says:
    @lysias

    The censorship strongly suggests that Unz’s suspicions about coronavirus are fundamentally correct. If he were way off base, would they bother to censor him?

    Thanks.

    Incidentally, I should mention that after I saw the news of the remarkably suspicious timing of the Chinese ambassador’s death, I dropped notes to several people I’m friendly with who would be characterized as members of the “very respectable elite Establishment.”

    They seemed to have come to conclusions identical with my own, and one of them was wondering how the Chinese would decide to retaliate. I also got the sense that those theories were pretty widely circulating in their elite circles.

    I tend to be a pretty candid and straightforward person in my views. But I strongly suspect that many others in elite Establishment circles quietly share them…

    • Replies: @Wizard of Oz
  196. ‘For this reason, expect Israel to steadfastly pursue its political, economic, and demographic interests just as it always does: without hesitation or apology.’

    Fortunately for the rest of us, their behavior is flawed in a number of other respects.

    They chronically fall victim to misplaced arrogance, grossly and often quite unnecessarily offend numerous important players, place a child-like faith in military superiority as a guarantee of complete security, make incredibly bad overlords, and are pursuing a basically unworkable vision of nationhood on behalf of a cluster of ethno-religious groups that are not in fact one people nor especially committed to the enterprise.

    It’s all really a stupid, evil waste. That it’s doomed in the end is some — if inadequate — solace.

    • Agree: Dissident
    • Replies: @V. Hickel
  197. Loup-Bouc says:
    @Johnny Smoggins

    In the U.S., some few lawyers are actually LAWYERS, whose practice is not twisted by politics but pursues justice.

    Once upon a time, ACLU lawyers were such. Despite they despised Jim Crow South politicians, they defended those politicians’ first amendment rights with the same zeal they manifested when they litigated in pursuit of equal rights of Southern Blacks.

    Even now, some U.S. lawyers behave like the best British barristers: they are honorable hired guns, not more, not less, for whom the only matter is winning for their clients, without violating their code of ethics.

    In this Unz Review versus Google case, for a real lawyer, the only question is whether Google is committing a legal wrong.

    For me (a law professor), the matter is also the public harm of Google’s conduct. That harm obtains both irrespective of politics and because of the pathological politics of the U.S. — the politics of left and right, of most of the electorate, of most faculties & administrations of universities, of near-all journalists, of the military, of the intelligence and law enforcement agencies, of the Congress, state legislatures, federal and state Executives, most (not all) federal and state judges, and all federal agencies (including the FDA, USDA, and CDC).

    • Replies: @Alden
  198. @skrik

    ‘Haw; blown. But you’ll no doubt get a new VPN and appear again, all starting o-o-ver. Unless your bosses realise that your are what you are = incompetent.’

    Curses! [Colin stomps off stage, snarling and gnashing his teeth.]

  199. Art says:
    @Z-man

    Yeah f-book is problematic but being banned from Google is ominous.
    Again, ‘banned for anti immigration content’, unbelievable.

    Agree 100% — “VDare and immigration” is a lie – it is a false flag ploy. UR is being banned for two reasons – its stand on China/US coronavirus and Jews.

    This is a huge secondary win for the Jews. The net effect of these bannings is to remove the #1 anti-Israel/Zionist/Jew webzine from their internet sites – all without having to ever say the word “Jew.” The Jews do not want an open obvious national fight “about them,” with UR. So, they are banning UR for another reason. The ADL does not want to make a big deal anti-Semitic attack on Ron Unz because he has standing in the intellectual world of ideas. When they attack someone over anti-Semitism, they want no argument back – they want to cower their victim – they want to totally intimidate.

    • Replies: @Jake
    , @Z-man
  200. Anon[369] • Disclaimer says:
    @Colin Wright

    Whether it’s a relatively young Chinese diplomat dropping dead from natural causes or the high concentration of deaths among Iranian government officials and religious leaders, there is a weird knee-jerk reaction among “educated and sophisticated” types (who have zero experience in Deep State) to ascribe some innocuous black swan yet mundane explanation to a suspicious event while at the same time pooh-poohing anything which has the smack of conspiracy (i.e., any deviation from the official narrative).

    You see this tendency in the smart most shockingly in spousal murder cases where a high-IQ doctor with Ivy League degrees— Sam Sheppard, Jeffrey R. MacDonald, Dirk Greineder— plan and execute the most stupid murder of his spouse and then craft the most ludicrous alibi. As if Dupin from Poe’s The Murders in the Rue Morgue will show up and eat up the improbability of it all and look for the escaped animal (phantom).

    “It is a truth very certain that when it is not in our power to determine what is true we ought to follow what is most probable.”— Rene Descartes, Discourse on Method

    “The probable is what usually happens.” —Aristotle

  201. eah says:

    The milquetoast tone of this piece belies the in-your-face 1984-ish nature of FB’s activity aimed at enforcing a “Gesinnungsdiktatur”; one expects someone who’s being shit on to show some anger and disgust, but I guess that’s not Unz’s style.

    Banning “anti-immigration content” is especially contemptible, and tells you what kind of pansies people you’re dealing with — however if you posted a link to this TED talk which verharmlost pedophilia it would probably stay up.

    [MORE]

    From the FB doc:

    4. US: We removed 19 Pages, 15 Facebook accounts, and 1 Group that originated in the US and focused domestically. Our investigation linked this network to VDARE, a website known for posting anti-immigration content, and individuals associated with a similar website The Unz Review. We found this activity as part of our internal investigations into suspected coordinated inauthentic behavior ahead of the 2020 election in the US

    Again later:

    We found this activity as part of our proactive investigations into suspected coordinated inauthentic behavior in the US ahead of the 2020 election. Although the people behind this operation attempted to conceal their coordination, our investigation linked this network to VDARE, a website known for posting anti-immigration content, and to individuals associated with a similar website The Unz Review. We continue to monitor and will take additional action if we see other violations of our Community Standards.

    Only Unz knows why he chose to omit the text about “suspected coordinated inauthentic behavior in the US ahead of the 2020 election”.

    Per the doc/the above, FB ostensibly targets what they call “Coordinated Inauthentic Behavior”, abbreviated CIB, which is explained here –> link — the explanation is written by “Nathaniel Gleicher, Head of Cybersecurity Policy”, who is no doubt directly responsible for CIB-related content policy and removals at FB — per this (admittedly dubious) page, he’s a JewHeller can also be a Jewish surname.

    His marriage was written up in the NYT back in 2009 –> link.

    His wife at one time was hired by/worked for the ADL –> ADL Hires Brittan Heller as its First Director of Technology and Society

    “We are thrilled Brittan has joined our team,” said Jonathan A. Greenblatt, ADL CEO. “As the use of social media and technology to marginalize Jews and other communities increases, Brittan’s new role is at the forefront of the fight against anti-Semitism and all forms of bigotry.

    As they say, “draw your own conclusions” — in any case, they seem to be a well-matched pair; perhaps a counterexample to “opposites attract”.

    A link to Gleicher’s Twitter account –> ngleicher — “Head of security policy at FB. Exposing & countering influence operations. Previously Illumio, NSC, DOJ. He/him. Dreaming of fall in the green mountain state.” — he looks like a real self-satisfied, smug little schmuck.

  202. Herald says:
    @Colin Wright

    Common sense says the death is suspicious, so at the moment why assume it was a natural event. The USG is totally rogue and the CIA is simply a law to itself and as such neither entity deserves to be given a free ride.

    • Replies: @Colin Wright
    , @Herald
  203. anon[191] • Disclaimer says:
    @Kratoklastes

    The video looks like an spandex athletic bodywear commercial for old guys. Fitness at any age is good but when you see two men in their 50’s parading around in their Lululemons pretending they’re still 25 by trying to kick a punching bag, it gets to be too much. Time to turn the channel to view old reruns of the Beverly Hillbillies, at least nobody took that seriously, but these two guys are taking themselves seriously!

    • Troll: SOL
    • Replies: @Kratoklastes
  204. @Ron Unz

    Hi Ron,

    It is very good to see that WSWS is back on the first page of search results.

    However, the test that you did is good, however, not completely symmetrical:

    (1) The test compared current WSWS articles to a past UNZ article.

    (2) The test for WSWS uses more benign phrases, “Sanders Threatens” versus “Hispanic Crime” for UNZ.

    Google may have a “learning” mechanism before articles are censored.

    Please see the following lightly edited ( for brevity only ) search results for a “benign” phrase:

    https://www.google.com/search?source=hp&q=%22Why+Is+the+SAT+Falling+Out+of+Favor%22

    [MORE]

    Why Is the SAT Falling Out of Favor? – The New York Times
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  205. Jake says:
    @Ron Unz

    Correct: “It seems to me that a “deep cover agent” would work very hard to build up his credibility among the other commenters, then occasionally use that credibility on the two or three topics that his employers regard as critical.”

    And what the Deep State of the Anglo-Zionist Empire regards as most critical can and does change. Yes, some things remain forever (Negroes are beloved pets, Israel is sacrosanct, etc.), but current events dictate which things must be promoted, or opposed, to the hilt at which times.

  206. Alankg says:
    @Ron Unz

    Indeed, that would be the smartest move. It’s like Wikipedia, let the public have the most accurate truth available for 99% of the subjects, and on the sensitive or politically charged topics related to the Empire, mercilessly enforce the desired narratives. Few would then think that it is inaccurate.

  207. Jake says:
    @Art

    How about World War 2? Or do you conflate that with Jews?

    WW2 as the Great Sacred War is first and foremost about saving England yet again and the result that the US replaced England as the world’s premier imperial master.

  208. Jake says:
    @Cleburne

    It is, as you know but avoid for heretical theological become political reasons, the perfect moniker for WASP imperial culture.

  209. @Wally

    You infer way too much.

    (I guess I could have called her Mme Clinton.)

    • Replies: @Wally
  210. Z-man says:
    @Art

    Yes The Cabal doesn’t want to take on a fellow Jew and heretic to their cause directly because they know they would be exposed and lose. What better way to have Unz silenced than by big tech which is supposed to be nondenominational. (Grin)

    • Replies: @eah
  211. Badge of Honor
    Mark of Credibility

    Congratulations

    • Replies: @anon
  212. @UK

    Singapore’s Lee Kwan Yew addressed this with his customary clarity, “The Philippines press enjoys all the freedoms of the US system but fails the people: a wildly partisan press helped Philippines politicians flood the marketplace of ideas with junk and confuse and befuddle the people so that they could not see what their vital interests were in a developing country. And, because vital issues like economic growth and equitable distribution were seldom discussed, they were never tackled and the democratic system malfunctioned. Look at Taiwan and South Korea: their free press runs rampant and corruption runs riot. The critic itself is corrupt yet the theory is, if you have a free press, corruption disappears. Now I’m telling you, that’s not true. Freedom of the press, freedom of news critics, must be subordinated to the overriding needs of the integrity of Singapore and to the primacy of purpose of an elected government.” A Third World Perspective on the Press. RH Lee Kwan Yew, Prime Minister of Singapore. C-SPAN, APRIL 14, 1988

    • Agree: Alankg
    • Troll: UK
  213. Loup-Bouc says:
    @brabantian

    Your comment observes some sad and baleful truths. But also it reflects a bit of understandable paranoia or, at least, beliefs the beg much evidence that you do not reference and I have not witnessed.

    Your EU observations do not bear much, if at all, on the matter.

    Your Google-lawyers-bribed-judges assertion seems to find support only in the rather wild and foul-language assertions of an individual who sounds as if he is raving. [I would not be amazed if I saw clearly competent evidence of Google’s bribing a judge or anyone else; but I require competent, well-tested evidence.]

    [MORE]

    I have not seen any evidence that suggests Justice Scalia was murdered. I have seen only indications that he “died of natural causes” — likely a “coronary event.” While he was a Supreme Court Justice, Scalia was markedly the Court’s was smartest jurist and the most forthright and blunt.

    Most insist Justice Scalia was very “conservative.” The assertion is false. He endeavored, very scrupulously, to apply the law without consideration of politics. Just so, he rendered quite enough opinions that were more “liberal” than some of his “liberal” colleagues — not because he suffered a moment of lapsing into liberalism, but because he perceived, honestly, that such opinions were commanded by the law.

    Such a jurist would not be likely prey of any but a very deranged and ignorant radical (of the left or the right), like, perhaps, some lunatic mother who thought Justice Scalia was “in league with pedophiles” because he rendered a decision that held the 6th amendment’s confrontation clause precluded use of televised testimony of an alleged child sex abuse victim, rather than the alleged victim’s confronting the defendant with testimony rendered in open court and before the jury.

    The alleged child sex crime victim case was Maryland v. Craig, 497 U.S. 836 (1990). The Court held that because the particular child’ psychic state would have rendered her unable to testify if she confronted the defendant, her unconfronted televised testimony was admissible against the defendant.

    The majority Justices were O’Connor, Rehnquist, White, Blackmun, and Kennedy — an array of the left, middle, and right. Justice Scalia filed a dissenting opinion, that observed the obvious: confront the defendant means confront the defendant, hence either the alleged victim confronts the defendant when she testifies, or she does not testify.

    Amazingly, perhaps, Justices Brennan, Marshall, and Stevens concurred with Justice Scalia. Brennan and Marshal were very much jurists of the left, and Stevens the center left. Why were not Justices Brennan, Marshall, and Stevens murdered, if Scalia was for his Maryland v. Craig dissent? Because the killer did not notice that “liberals” joined with Justice Scalia? Because they were “liberal” and child-protection is a “liberal” cause?

    And how could the killer have entered Justice Scalia’s bedroom despite his home was guarded. At all times, the Supreme Court Police provide the Justices personal protection within Washington D.C. and the U.S. Marshall Service outside D.C. — though, if a Justice travels — travels, not commutes — outside D.C., the Justice may decline protection. Justice Scalia died in his room in the Cibolo Creek Ranch, Shafter, Texas, not in D.C. and not in his home. Had he declined U.S. Marshall protection? The record does not address that matter.

    Justice Scalia was not autopsied. A conspiracy? How so? Justice Scalia’s family declined to have an autopsy performed.

    My point is NOT merely related just to a wildly hypothecized possible deranged mother rabidly angered by Scalia’s Maryland v. Craig dissent. My point is that, absent good evidence, a Scalia-murder assertion is quite far fetched.

    True: Good evidence does tend to show that U.S. and state government high officials and prominent U.S. politicians have caused successful assassinations of politically problematic U.S. citizens (and others). But (a) vis-a-vis assassination-frequency, the U.S. has not plummeted to the level of third world countries and banana republics (at least not yet); and (b) still the U.S. has a few good and courageous lawyers. See also my comment posted at May 25, 2020 at 8:07 pm GMT (comment # 199).

    • Replies: @Usura
  214. gfhändel says:
    @nsa

    Can’t nsa get a gold star? At least for heresy’s sake?

  215. Governments should be thinking about how they can assert the interests of their electorates, so that they can force these companies to show information in a way which is consistent with discovery of the truth, free of the corruption of e.g. Google’s commercial and corporate self-interest.

    But instead they are basically inventing legal frameworks through which they can sort-of collude with Jewgul and Jewbook to build the Empire and keep the White Proletariat Deplorable Scum in line. That’s what the UK government legislation on this subject will facilitate.

  216. T. Weed says:

    I use Startpage for Searches. I just went there, typed in the title of your article on possible biowar, and there it was.

  217. @Colin Wright

    I am about as far as one can get from being an expert on the inner workings of how the Chinese government selects, promotes and deploys its civil servants in critical positions, but I’d guess that someone getting a posting as Chinese ambassador to Israel or any number of other “important” nations would have their physical and mental health (among other things) thoroughly vetted. The US, on the other hand, is clearly quite sloppy in this regard; to wit: Sec. of State Hillary Clinton, a physically and mentally diseased hoose-bag if there ever was one.

  218. Pompeo had recently served as CIA Director, and I suspect he called in a few favors with elements of the Israeli Mossad and had them take lethal steps to convince Netanyahu that our demands that he reassess his ties with China were of a serious nature, not to be treated lightly.

    That’s a possible explanation. Another is that the Israelis told Pompeo they wouldn’t budge on Chinese investment, but in order to preserve US-Israeli relations, they asked whether there was anything else they could do to help the Americans against the Chinese.

    Similarly, when Donald Trump was running for President he announced he would not be starting any new Middle Eastern wars; but in order to preserve his standing with the Israelis, he privately agreed that in due course he would recognize Jerusalem as the country’s capital, and renounce the Iranian nuclear deal.

    • Replies: @Sean
  219. eah says:
    @Z-man

    Again, ‘banned for anti immigration content’, unbelievable.

    Contemptible, but entirely believableFB is a heavy user of H-1B, and no doubt has tens of thousands of immigrant workers — read my earlier comment re CIB and the guy at FB in charge of enforcing the policy and deleting offending content — also his wife; here is her profile on LinkedIn –> link — among her past activities:

    Volunteer
    Refugee Assistance and Humanitarian Aid
    2016

    Disaster and Humanitarian Relief
    On-the-ground work with refugees at the Greece-FYROM border.

  220. anon[102] • Disclaimer says:
    @timetraveller

    Great point timetraveller. If Ron’s site wasn’t shadowbanned by Google and Facebook, I’d trust it less. Now I -know-he’s getting on the right nerves. If what he has asserted in his American Pravda series was easily debunked, then they could just debunk it. They cannot apparently, and therefore I conclude his American Pravda articles are at least pretty close to the mark. Like Ron, I swallowed what my college history classes told me about the World Wars hook, line, and sinker and never thought I was recieving anything but the researched informed truth. I did not know that Hitler seemed to offer peace to the Allies and was rebuffed several times. I also thought that the Germans considered themselves destined to rule much of the earth, when they apparently would have been satisfied with just a little more of Germanic-speaking areas of Poland and would have called any more military actions off. I didn’t know the allies had a plan to bomb the oil fields of the Soviet Union before we were both on the same team. I didn’t know about Roosevelt’s agitation to make Peral Harbor happen, and his instructions to the Portugese Ambassador which he knew would be seen by the Japanese. I didnt know the ADL had files on 1 million or more Americans, an open spy operation on what-they-percieve as individuals who they’d like to have blackmail info on. I didn’t know all the funny business with this Jeffrey Epstein fellow, getting business-moguls, professors, some journalist (like Eric Margolis, who turned him down), and politicians to avail themselves to blackmail with drugs/pretty young underaged girls before American Pravda. That Epstein “belonged to intelligence” according to what a Florida prosecutor was told is another hidden truth that many wouldn’t know if it weren’t for the American Pravda series. I imagine the Deep State isn’t happy at all with this website.

  221. @Jonathan Revusky

    Yup. One possibility is that Ron outed himself as a limited hangout when he started running Corona doom porn. People tend to notice shit like that. Letting the lunatic left agitate for the CCP doesn’t help either. One way or another, this site has jumped the shark.

    • Troll: L.K
  222. But by late February Iran had become the second epicenter of the global outbreak. Even more surprisingly, its political elites had been especially hard-hit, with a full 10% of the entire Iranian parliament soon infected and at least a dozen of its officials and politicians dying of the disease, including some who were quite senior. Indeed, Neocon activists on Twitter began gleefully noting that their hatred Iranian enemies were now dropping like flies.

    If it was a biowarfare attack, it is possible that the Iranians were the real targets, and the Chinese were infected first to make them the fall guys.

    In this hypothetical and imaginative scenario, the culprits need not have been Americans. More than 100 other countries sent teams to the World Military Games in Wuhan, among them Saudi Arabia. The virus could have been developed in an Israeli lab, and delivered to Wuhan by their Saudi allies. Or by anyone else – because there were so many foreigners in town for the Games, there was excellent cover for a non-participant of any nationality to deliver the virus. All speculation, of course.

  223. gsjackson says:
    @boomerdoomer

    I haven’t read Kunstler in years, but my impression when I did was that anything that might bristle up against his “Hebrew homies” (his term) was off limits. Otherwise seemed to be a very open-minded guy with good instincts.

    The one time I saw him speak he launched an impressively vicious counter-attack against a campus feminist harpy who tried to scold him for using the expression ‘bitch slap.’ That was about 15 years ago, and he seemed acutely aware then how much at risk free expression was made by the culture of political correctness, which of course is the cover for censoring UR and anyone else not toeing the deep state party line.

    • Replies: @Robert White
  224. Art says:

    Our entire website and all its many millions of pages of serious content had been silently deranked by Google, thus eliminating nearly all our incoming traffic from search results. (and FB)

    These Jews are burning books – this is the modern equivalent of book burning. This is a crime against humanity, done in of all places – America.

    Sorry but I do not have the sufficient eloquence, to properly condemn this.

    • Thanks: Iris, mark green
  225. @SolontoCroesus

    As neither of the deceased men were US citizens, the case has been forwarded to the feds to investigate – which probably means we’ll never hear of the matter again. I’ve been very curious over the identity of the “intimate partner.” Newsweek reports that Liu was found by his wife, but doesn’t say if that was whom they were fighting over. Gu is described as a software architect.

  226. Sean says:
    @James N. Kennett

    https://www.cnbc.com/2019/08/29/israel-will-soon-have-to-choose-between-china-and-the-us.html
    Israel is increasingly being asked to choose one over the other.
    [I]n January, when Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said that unless Israel reduces cooperation with China, the U.S. might reduce “intelligence sharing and co-location of security facilities.

    Trump is openly threatening Israelis that their relationship with the US will weaken unless the Israel China collaboration on infrastructure such the Hiafia shipping terminal ceases. Australia is getting the same treatment over Port Darwin. They will have to do what the US says. America has always had this kind of power, but with Trump so willing to use it those who say the ‘Empire’ is collapsing are going to be left looking rather silly.

  227. lavoisier says: • Website
    @Saggy

    Given that, any site that exposes the nefarious machinations of the Jews, in particular the heart of the Jewish religion, the holohoax, will obviously be censored on YouTube, Google, and Amazon. But, Unz didn’t notice. Odd, to say the least.

    He has not only noticed he has created the site that exposes these machinations in more sophisticated detail than anyone.

    He is the absolute last guy that you should be condemning for any kind of moral cowardice or equivocation.

    • Replies: @Saggy
  228. Anonymous[150] • Disclaimer says:

    Godfrey Roberts is the intellectual equivalent of a comfort woman for the PLA.

    • Replies: @Parbes
  229. anon[191] • Disclaimer says:
    @Tom Welsh

    Don’t take a shot at good ol’ Huey, he was one of the good ones. He taxed the big corporations, war in Europe and was a friend of the common man and was killed because of it. Had he been alive today, he would be writing a regular column on Unz.com.

  230. @boomerdoomer

    It turns out I’m a certifiable idiot imbecile because James Howard Kunstler emailed that my lack of connection was due to a server glitch and NOT deplatforming of any sort.

    I’m just goof sometimes, but rarely get a chance to freely admit it openly after accusing someone like JHK of deplatforming me.

    Turns out he is still a totally cool guy and I’m the idiot presumptuous overzealous goofball.

    Chalk it up to Marxian paranoia which I’m evidently full of after being wrong about JHK.

    Clusterfuck Nation still gets an excellent rating from me, even through I’m a certifiable idiot sometimes, and my judgement is lacking sometimes too.

    RW

    • Replies: @SOL
  231. Sean says:
    @Jonathan Revusky

    This is a nonprofit site, and the organisations messing with it are, but they are not messing for commercial reasons. Clearly they also want to use their business to exert political influence. Facebook and Google are anti Trump and preventing his re election is their big fish to fry currently, so their policies on keeping traffic away from Unz are going to be coloured by general impression its net effect is favourable for the Trump camp. Pat Buchanan being carried here and the proprietor having been active on immigration and English language issues would be enough to get it on a list of sites to be delinked well before they can have any kind of run up to the election effect.

  232. @gsjackson

    Jim Kunstler did not deplatform me and I was in error assuming a system glitch was an actual ‘deplatforming’ when in fact it wasn’t. And Jim is still cool and I’m the dweeb here.

    RW

  233. anon[342] • Disclaimer says:

    The evident panic of the Mockingbird media reflects CIA’s tenuous deniability. It isn’t remotely plausible, as Dr. Unz points out, and CIA’s last-ditch defense is to suppress all probative evidence as enemy attacks.

    https://www.globaltimes.cn/content/1188405.shtml

    CIA is busted. Gina loses one too many wars, and she’ll be sitting in the glass box at Khabarovsk II. This is unrestricted warfare, Chinese style. Suck it, bitch, you lose.

  234. Pft says:

    I find I do pretty good putting the word “conspiracy “with the term I am searching for. Then I no longer have to scroll down so far. The other search engines are just not as good but I will resort to them for stuff I know exist but when Google fails to deliver even after using conspiracy in the search

  235. @Art

    “Where they burn books, they will too in the end burn people.”
    – Heinrich Heine (1797 – 1856)

    This quote is used to argue that the Nazis’ burning of books on May 10, 1933 inevitably led to WWII and the Holocaust.

    • Replies: @Robjil
    , @Wally
  236. I agree the real American Pravda clipped UR because of something(s) in the American Pravda series. To locate what in particular go with the adage: To figure out who is in control, just ask who it is forbidden to criticize. I’ll guess Judeo Lese Majeste.

    The disconnect for me, what I do not understand at all about this, is that there seems to be no apparent push back. Where are the Constitutional lawyers joining to represent UR? How about some members of Congress arranging hearings to grill FB and Google executives? What about the Facebook “community” demanding restored access to the archives of UR? And so on. The faith community, historical societies, library associations, other NGOs… Why don’t you get off your candy asses, organize, and address this glaring problem of mass censorship in America by these gigantic mass media conglomerates where pervert humor is perfectly okay, but moral critiques by E. Michael Jones, or public health discussions by Dr. Daniel Erickson, instead get flagged and purged. This epidemic of censorship is shocking.

    But even for Ron Unz himself, the question seems more academic than anything else. His inquiry has the tone of a physics question like “why is it when I pour these white granules into a beaker of clear liquid they all just disappear?” Because mass censorship is the mechanism, the question is political. And the solution is simple.

    Nationalization. Temporary nationalization of one or more of these mega companies and redistribution of these assets and communication resources is necessary if Americans wish to regain their First Amendment right to free speech and freedom of an independent press. Little else would be on par.

    Even if the reapportioned Faith Stations make endless mention of God, and the Civic Channels drone on about civic duty, and the Health Programs occasionally get into building immunity rather than injecting it… I would rather see clumsy honest programming dedicated to bettering society, than the slick and cynical cake and circus we are currently being fed.

  237. Facinebook and Google wish to Hyde Jeckyl

  238. IvyMike says:

    I’m often embarrassed by the lack of intellectual rigor and outright racism in articles on UNZ but I do visit everyday, bad news the internet has turned on them but that is exactly what you’d expect to happen. GOOGLE and the Facebook will one day force the return of the printing press.

    • Replies: @schnellandine
    , @Poco
  239. Wally says:
    @Kolya Krassotkin

    said:
    “- You infer way too much.
    – I guess I could have called her Mme Clinton.”

    – I stated the obvious.

    – But you didn’t.

  240. Jake J says:

    I tried posting a link to an Unz article on my FB page about a month ago, and they immediately blocked it. I meant to inform you, but it slipped my mind. Big Tech censorship is really ramping up, that’s for sure.

  241. @IvyMike

    the lack of intellectual rigor and outright racism

    That you apparently deem racism a negative is evidence that your writing lacks intellectual rigor.

    Races differ on average, with obvious general superior/inferior aspects, whatever the source. This is incontrovertible, yet it’s considered impolite or sinister to walk around while not fantasizing and singing praises opposite this truth (i.e. lies/delusions).

    I didn’t cause myself to be born White, but… hell, maybe Popeye said it best.

  242. @Ron Unz

    Circumstantial evidence is evidence. That it’s not eye-witness evidence does not make is weaker than it appears to be. Was the eye witness telling the truth?

  243. @Herald

    ‘Common sense says the death is suspicious, so at the moment why assume it was a natural event. ‘

    Sigh. Read my posts. I’m not doing either one. I’m just refusing to see the black hand here for sure.

    Remind me to write my long essay on conspiracy theories and my theory about why they’re so prevalent. However, in the meantime…

    I long ago resigned myself to the sad fact that in this world, reasonable certitude isn’t achievable in many things. I’ll count myself lucky that I am confident that (a) I really am very intelligent, (b) my wife is faithful, and (c) I own this house outright, and the scenarios where it could be taken from me are all pretty improbable.

    …plus, I’m growing some bitchin’ delphiniums!

    • Replies: @Colin Wright
  244. @Alfred

    ‘…I guess we must wait to see if his replacement will be also heartattacked. 🙂’

    If all this were true, and I wanted to send a clear message, that’s what I would definitely do.

    Whack ‘im twice. That’ll remove all doubt.

    However, there’s that ‘if’ parked there. This is getting to be like my conversations about theology. I think it’s all very interesting, but you have to bear in mind my reservations about the fundamental premise…

    • Replies: @Sean
  245. Parbes says:
    @Anonymous

    Translation: “I can’t really refute or seriously debate anything Godfrey Roberts writes; but I hate him because he isn’t on board with the anti-China, U.S. global hegemony, unending war against the world, global thuggery and eternal anti-communist crusade neocon party program. Everyone should be a U.S. regime patsy like myself.”

    POS like you are the problem. Your ilk needs to be pried off the planet.

    • Replies: @Anonymous
    , @Colin Wright
  246. Robjil says:
    @James N. Kennett

    Heine’s line was misplaced. The All-lies regularly targeted civilians for burning to “win” in WWII.

    The gassing did not happen at the camps. Thus, there was no large scale of the burning of people at the camps.

    [MORE]

    Dresden, Nagasaki, Hiroshima – that is where the biggest burning of people happened

    Hundreds of cities in Germany, Japan, France and Italy also got burning of people regularly from the All-lies in World War II.

    The US/Israel empire continues to do so this day.

    Feb. 28 1991- The fire bomb burning of thousands of surrendering Iraqi troops.

    Yugoslavia April 23 1999- Fire bomb burning of people in a television station. The US/Israel empire did not “like” their news reporting.

    June 6 2019 – The gigantic censorship of thousands of videos from Youtube. That was a book burning in the cyber age.

    Why 6/6 like D-day of WWII?

    Will there be another book burning censorship this 6/6 in 2020?

    • Agree: Wally
  247. Anonymous[156] • Disclaimer says:
    @Parbes

    Like, with gas chambers maybe?

    • Replies: @Parbes
    , @anonymous
  248. @Parbes

    “Translation: ‘I can’t really refute or seriously debate anything Godfrey Roberts writes…’…”

    Slight edit here, and we are in complete agreement:

    “Translation: ‘I can’t really be bothered to refute or seriously debate anything Godfrey Roberts writes…’…”

    I’ll happily argue with Gilad Atzmon, or Philip Giraldi, or Steve Sailer, or Linh Dinh, or (bearing in mind certain situational limitations) even Ron Unz himself. There are several others here who are worth looking at, if not necessarily taking too seriously.

    But Godfrey Roberts? He’s one of the bloggers here I’ve learned to ignore entirely.

    • Replies: @Iris
    , @Parbes
  249. Alfred says:
    @Wielgus

    The Turkish police shooter was immediately shot dead.
    He was supposedly dismissed from the force earlier for suspected links to Gülen.

    All of this could have been arranged and part of the game – and the shooter was a pastie who believed their promises. He was in no hurry to make a getaway.

  250. @Colin Wright

    Did I mention I caught a ten-pound Coho on ultra-light trout tackle?

    Fact.

  251. jwm says: • Website

    Just for an experiment I tried to link this on Facebarf. Couldn’t get it past the auto-censor. “Violates community standards”, you understand. So I wrote out the site name, shared it with a few people, and told them to look it up themselves.

    JWM

  252. Wally says:
    @James N. Kennett

    Kennett, you ignore real threats, I suggest:

    Banned Books and Unmentionable Books / The Hypocrisy of the American Library Association, By Richard A. Widmann : https://codoh.com/library/document/banned-books-and-unmentionable-books/en/
    The Temperature at which Books Burn, By Richard A. Widmann : https://codoh.com/library/document/the-temperature-at-which-books-burn/en/
    exc.:
    “On 7 March of this year, I received the first of many emails announcing that Amazon.com had banned the sale of “all Holocaust revisionist books.” The move by Amazon was clearly designed to quiet an organized campaign against the on-line retailer for the sale of such inconvenient titles. A quick Google search revealed dozens of recent articles and editorials criticizing Amazon’s sale of what was being deemed “Holocaust denial books.”[5] Perhaps the most prominent voice in the latest call to remove such titles for sale was that of the Yad Vashem Holocaust museum in Israel. Yad Vashem apparently made their demand in light of “the presence of anti-Semitism around the globe.”[6]”
    American Pravda: Amazon Book Censorship, by Ron Unz: https://www.unz.com/runz/american-pravda-amazon-book-censorship/
    Current German Court Orders Book Burned / 100 Intellectuals Protest : https://codoh.com/library/document/german-court-orders-book-burned-100-intellectuals/en/

  253. Saggy says: • Website
    @lavoisier

    He is the absolute last guy that you should be condemning for any kind of moral cowardice or equivocation.

    When I read the title of the article I thought ‘Wow, he’s going to really go after the censorship that in the last year has transformed the internet’ … however he didn’t even address the problem, instead he wrote about his 1 in a thousand CV and Chinese diplomat theories as if these ‘revelations’ triggered the ban …. with no mention whatever of …. I wrote

    the Jews gained total control of the mainstream media long ago, and are now extending their control to the internet in draconian fashion and in plain sight.

    I even documented it. Is that not in fact what is happening? Is Unz unaware of that? Did he just forget to mention it?

    • Replies: @lavoisier
  254. aandrews says:
    @Jonathan Revusky

    “I don’t doubt that they are, but I also reason: if the powers that be (not getting into exactly who) can steer traffic away from this site, they can also steer traffic towards it, no?”

    That’s pretty dangled up. You don’t doubt that monopoly search can smother traffic, but if they can they can also not. That makes zero sense.

    Ron publishes a couple of posts informing his readers that the website, which he refers to as “our”, is doing very well and gaining readers and, he suspects, notice and influence, yet you see that, I guess, as a form of narcissism. I suspect it’s simply spite on your part, assuming, of course, you’re not a hasbarat ringer.

    Informing the readership that the search oligarchs have quasi-delisted Unz Review is interesting news. I didn’t like how Google mother-hens search before this and I like it even less now. Big deal. Maybe after Trump has his falling out with Israel over China (the knife in the back thing, again) and tells Javanka to move there, he’ll declare Google a public utility.

    Your market trading analogy is incorrect. Market traders are gamblers even though they couch it in terms of “putting money at risk.” They’re gamblers. The author of one of the first how-tos for trading the market, Alex Elder, recommends that new traders apply the 12-step principles of AA to market trading, the implication being that traders are more akin to drunks. Or drug addicts. Website publishing isn’t like that. It’s more akin to…publishing. And it’s not zero-sum.

    The Unz Review is not a commercial website and Ron is independently wealthy, so he and the website can take a hammering, which I don’t think will endanger the site, or even amount to much. Ron’s design skill and excellent content is what attracted readers in the first place and will continue to do so. Steve Sailer has migrated here, as has Michelle Malkin. It would be hilarious if Ann Coulter eventually did the same. The Unz Review is a fantastic resource. Loyal readers should scatter links to articles as they wander around the Internet, like I do, to help mitigate any suppression.

  255. Anonymous[349] • Disclaimer says:

    Monopolies can’t claim to be just ‘private enterprise’.

    Also, Google became a monopoly precisely because it promised to be fair and neutral with data and information. If Google had announced its ultimate plan at the outset, many people would have opted for other search engines, and Google wouldn’t have become a monopoly. But Google attracted everyone across the board on promise of “don’t be evil”. Same goes for Facebook and Twitter. They became monopolies only due to the pledge, implicit if not explicit, that they would be fair arbiters of information and opinion. They attracted users across the board, from far right to far left, on those grounds.

    Because their monopoly position owes to that promise, they should not be allowed to apply bias to membership, speech, and search. Their recent actions show it was one big hustle, a bait and switch on a grand scale.

    Likewise, banks should not be allowed to deny service to anyone because they are bailed out by tax payer money. If all Americans must pay taxes to bail out banks, banks must offer service to all Americans. Private Enterprise excuse is totally phony in this context.

    The real problem with Big Tech is it’s really Jewish Tech. If Chinese-Americans, Mormon-Americans, Arab-Americans, or Hindu-Americans owned and dominated Big Tech and Big Media, people would feel free to call them out. It’s like Tucker Carlson calls out on Chinese influence and Mexican influence. There is no taboo against speaking truth to most kinds of influence.
    But speak about Jewish Power, and that makes you an ‘anti-Semite’, a radioactive charge in the West. Such fears are now baked into American discourse. Even companies that are not owned or run by Jews come under Jewish pressure. Jewish groups such as ADL and SPLC work with Jewish Media to shame/blame anyone or any industry that won’t comply with Jewish demands. Jewish Pressure even got Trump and politicians to shut down BDS across America.

    Because we can’t name Jewish Power, Jewish-dominated Big Tech monopoly can do as it pleases. Trump talks tough but does nothing where Jewish Power is involved because, push comes to shove, he’s just a shill of Zion.

    Just like it was Barzini all along, it’s Jewish Power that is behind this.

    Duckduckgo isn’t that good. Bing has its own biases.

    What we need is a new search engine that allows various options: Searches based on neutral ‘organic’ results, searches that favor official narrative, searches that favor alternative narrative, searches that favor liberal narrative, searches that favor conservative narrative, and etc.
    Let the users choose.

    Choice is good, and what the internet is all about.

    Google, the search monopoly, offers no choice. Instead, Google Jews play god with information in some kind of Kakaesque game of rigging. It’s like there’s only Model T for everyone. Or Soviet store that offers only one kind of boots.

    We need choice in search. Shocking that the internet, that is all about freedom and choice, is controlled so much by a monopoly that offers only ONE choice in search.

    • Replies: @schnellandine
  256. Alfred says:
    @James Scott

    Boomers fucked up the USA and refuse to admit it

    I was born in 1950.

    If you follow my comments from almost the very beginning – I changed my mind when data became available – you will see that I worked out that it was a hoax. I have always insisted that herd immunity is around 20% and that lockdowns merely delay infections and that they destroy the economy. I am very grateful that Mr Unz allowed me to have my say.

    Do have anything to contribute or is being rude a millennial attribute?

    • Replies: @anarchyst
    , @Johnny Rico
  257. Anonymous[249] • Disclaimer says:
    @Anonymous

    QUOTE: a Deep State dumb enough to kill a Chinese Ambassador …

    Assassinating a lone individual seems cowardly, mean, and small-minded, and for that reason emotionally unsatisfying to most men.

    If this was indeed a Deep State op – as “Colin Wright’s” hurried preemptive comments strongly suggest – it was almost certainly proposed and carried out by women in the U.S. Deep State apparatus.

    • Replies: @Colin Wright
  258. denk says:

    Ambassador Du is the latest Chinese casualty in the decades old ‘turf war’.

    Chinese engineers and workers masscred in Pakistan….why’s it a ‘turf‘ war ? [1]
    Whose turf Was China stepping on ?

    Here lies the crux of the world’s problem,
    according to uncle sham,
    The entire planet are belong to us’

    Lets be clear , Chinese didnt seek wars,
    it’s been cold blooded murders all the way.

    [MORE]

    Ever since fukus used 911 to push its backyard right up to Russia/China’s doorsteps, Chinese have been dying like flies from ‘terrorists attacks’ in all the Stans, Afghanistan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Pakistan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, and Uzbekistan, Myanmar, Ph,…
    Somebody is sending a message..

    ‘Git outta mah turf’

    Afghan..
    Chinese workers massacred in their sleep, their bodies sprayed with assault rifle bullets.

    China consul killed in Kyrgyzstan,

    21 Killed Before Chinese Bus Burnt Down in Kyrgyzstan

    Many Chinese nationals have been attacked, kidnapped and killed in pakistan gwadar

    Three Chinese killed in Pakistan

    Chinese tourist killed in Peshawar -pakistan ttp

    Afria has been western playground for centuries, hence ‘nobody should be allowed to encroach on our turf’, uncle sham hissed. [2]

    China suffered billions financial loss in the LIbya caper alone, where US sponsored jihadists drove out hundreds of Gazpon workers and thousands of Chinese oil workers.

    Sudan is a major oil supplier to China, so it had to be balkanized, even now, US sponsored jihadists are still running amok in South Sudan.

    Russian,. Chinese rail officials in Mali negotiating mega proj, massacred by CIA jihadists proxies.

    Anti Chinese riots in Congo….

    9 Chinese workers killed in Ethiopia

    Chinese murdered in Angola…

    Africom militarise the entire Africa under US control, failed to edge out Chinese presence, so [[[they]]] tried Ebola…and now CV19.

    Tip of an iceberg….

    [1]
    https://advocateyousuf.blogspot.com/2007/07/sino-american-turf-battle-in-pakistan.html

    [2]
    https://www.globalresearch.ca/usafricom-and-the-militarization-of-the-african-continent-combating-china-s-economic-encroachment/29919

    P.S.
    2016,
    Russian ambassador in Turkey murdered in broad day light, intruding on fukus turf.
    Killer bumped off on the spot.

    Shades of JFK.

    • Thanks: Ann Nonny Mouse
  259. Alankg says:

    The Empire always accuse its opponents of dirty dealing when it is the one doing so. See this vidEo for the google collusion with the US intelligence services

  260. Richard B says:
    @Anonymous

    Please bear in mind that this is stupidity rather than strategic brilliance.

    I’ve said it before but will say it again.

    The hostile elite might be good at infiltration, subversion, betrayal, destruction and death, but they’re no good at social-management.

    For some historical perspective just read Ortega’s The Revolt Of The Masses.

    Especially chapters 6,7, and 8. Pretty much all there.

    Can’t say we were warned.

    Of course there were, and are, other factors as well.

    But all together they don’t diminish Ortega’s thesis.

    If anything they confirm and reaffirm it.

    That short book remains a must read.

  261. Alfred says:
    @tomo

    I take a screenshot of the whole page where the URL is visible – and voila FB does not filter it

    I must have been on some sort of FB blacklist. Every image that I try to post must pass censorship. Many are refused. When I noticed that unz.com was banned, I cancelled my account. If I don’t login for 30 days, it is really closed. Of course, they keep all the data.

  262. denk says:

    The entire planet are belong to us

    Global Chinese Exclusion Act.

    https://www.unz.com/article/china-trade-war-americas-policy-dilemma/#comment-3333610

    Just the other day, some whitey sniffed ,
    ‘So you want uninhibited access to White land’ ?

    The hubris !

  263. @Anonymous

    We need choice in search.

    Perplexing rhetoric. Plenty of search choices. I use Jewgle about 5 times a year (no account), and could make that zero without much heartache.

    Are you sure your pretense that there isn’t choice isn’t really a plea, written on a wall in lipstick, “STOP ME BEFORE I GOOGLE AGAIN”?

    The root, unspoken complaint, similar to that of labor unions, is “Won’t someone please force everyone to grow a pair?”

    We’re surrounded by disintegrated chimps. There ya go. I’ve been telling people for years to boycott these anti-liberty cattle farms. Nah, like incels, they have to pine for what hates them.

    Look at how many people still have active Twatter/Jewgle/Faceberk accounts! Always an excuse.

    Yet even now, if all the complainers would leave them and not return, we’d have a chance. Instead, they support what’s killing them and deprive better fields of their custom. Right into the ground.

    • Replies: @Anonymous
  264. Welcome to the new “cold” war. Arms race to follow. Guess who benefits? Tulsi Gabbard was really the only one raising the alarm this time, google was doing the same thing to her during the “debates”. Last I heard she filed a lawsuit against them for interfering in the “election”. Haven’t really paid any attention to what become of her since she dropped out and endorsed the demented fondler. Sad!

    The anti-China peddlers are going full steam. Jimmy Dore has done a couple of videos the past week with a “pro” China guest. Both videos were swarmed with “yellow man bad” comments and massive downvotes on youtube. The neocon sock puppetry is real.

    You folks can criticize and whine about China or USSR “authoritarianism” all day. But you have to look at it from their perspective. Their “authoritarianism” is always a response to imperialist meddling, always under threat of 5th column sabotage and coups from the west. Most of the crap many people love to repeat about China, DPRK, Venezuela, etc is just CIA propaganda, no truth at all in any of it. Funny to watch all these so called “red-pilled” right wingers fall head over heels for every CIA talking point they’re programmed to repeat. Just like the libtards and their Russia and Putin bed wetting.

    It probably wasn’t just your article on the coronavirus that did it. Probably had a lot to do with you offering somewhat balanced take on China, from Godfree Roberts and such.

    Look for it to get worse. I’ve had a bad feeling about this whole thing since it started. The MIC is about to get rich, that for sure. We poor goyims are about to get a lot poorer, austerity is coming. Hopefully when its all over we’re not all dead, but I’m not so positive about that.

    I’m still always amazed at how utterly dumbed down Mericans are as a whole. How these blame the boogeyman propaganda campaigns seem to work over and over again. Wall St sold you out, China didn’t hold a gun to your capitalist overlords heads and force them to offshore all our production.

    No way we’ll ever be able to compete with China. Merica is cursed I’m afraid. Totally corrupt political system. Courts are corrupt. Totally rigged economy. Most of the population on some form of drugs, Big Pharma turning folks into zombies, half the population hates the other half, by design. Violent, blood thirsty, materialistic, money worshiping warmongers. Addicted to porn, TeeVee and video games. Most obese and unhealthy as fuck. Teenage girls dress like whores, act like whores, males no better. Alcoholism. Suicides through the roof. Tent cities in every city and even small towns now. College girls prostituting to pay for school. My God the list is endless……..

    And you all call the commies godless! Haha. Welcome to hell, and it was brought to you by neoliberal capitalism! You’re all about to find out just how free you are. I said a long time ago this was a right wing fascist dictatorship, the mask is about to come off I tink. Very sad. I don’t think theres any chance of saving it, everything is just too corrupted, the folks in charge are too greedy, and they control the most powerful military the world has ever known… Trump is just helping the vultures pick the carcass clean, Dems are no better as far as I can tell…

    One of many great films from John Pilger:

    • Thanks: Saggy
  265. Iris says:
    @Colin Wright

    But Godfrey Roberts? He’s one of the bloggers here I’ve learned to ignore entirely.

    Hasbara Central must be over the moon reading such comments.

    America is a blind giant elephant who is controlled by the Israeli mouse pulling the strings within its cranium.

    The less America realises how much it is now lagging behind China, the more deluded it will remain about its military, economic and technological fading superiority, the more it will foolishly obey its Zionist masters in achieving their agenda, unaware that it is being led beyond its capabilities.

    It is very clear why Zionists hate Godfree Roberts: all his work amounts at warning America about the virtues of self-preservation and the danger of the Israeli and MIC parasites.

    • Replies: @Colin Wright
  266. Ron Unz says:

    I’d almost forgotten, but not long after our kidnapping of Huawei’s CFO while she was changing planes in Canada, one of Anatoly Karlin’s commenters noted some other *extremely* suspicious events that occurred almost simultaneously:

    https://www.unz.com/akarlin/connecting-the-dots-in-the-huawei-kidnapping/

    A great explanation of the Huawei Kidnapping, written by a comrade in the Deng Gang Central discord

    There may be a lot more than meets the eye in Canada’s shock arrest, at US behest, of Huawei’s CFO and heir apparent Meng Wanzhou (link below).
    Chinese sources have assembled the following facts:
    • April 2017: A director of Chinese tech giant Huawei personally escorted famed Shanghai-born physicist Zhang Shoucheng from the latter’s hotel in Shenzhen. Jackson & Wood Professor of Physics at Stanford University, Zhang was in town to attend an IT summit.
    • Sept. 2018: Prof. Zhang receives a European physics award, one of his many honors. His work in quantum physics is expected to revolutionize the global semiconductor industry.
    Yang Zhenning, the first Chinese scientist to receive the Nobel Physics Prize (1957), had predicted that Zhang would be the next one.
    • Dec. 1, 2018: Prof. Zhang and Meng Wanzhou are expected to attend a dinner in Argentina, where the G20 summit is being held.
    • Dec. 1, 2018: On her way there, Meng is arrested in transit by the Canadian government.
    • Dec. 1, 2018: Prof. Zhang falls to his death from a building in the US, allegedly a suicide. Said to be suffering from depression, he was 55.
    • Dec. 1, 2018: A nighttime fire breaks out at a factory of Holland’s ASML, the world’s leading manufacturer of extreme ultraviolet (EUV) lithography technology. EUV is crucial to the production of the next generation of semi-conductors, which US and Chinese tech firms as well as Korea’s Samsung are competing to be first to bring to market. Leading Chinese semiconductor producer SMIC is known to have ordered EUV technology worth US$120 million from ASML, for scheduled delivery early in 2019.
    After the fire, ASML announced that it expected delays in shipments of its products, notably early 2019.

    If UMC walks away from the DRAM technology development program, it will be another setback for China’s ambitions to create a self-reliant semiconductor industry. The $5.6 billion Fujian Jinhua project in the southern Chinese city of Jinjiang was previously set to enter trial production by the end of 2018, which would mark the country’s first memory chip output. But construction was suspended because of the U.S. ban in November.

    Obviously, the more the number of highly suspicious events totally ignored by the MSM, the higher the likelihood that they probably have a sinister explanation…

    • Agree: Alankg, idrankwhat, Miro23
    • Replies: @Miro23
    , @Miro23
    , @eah
    , @Alden
    , @Shaniqua
  267. Richard B says:
    @Colin Wright

    The Internet is the most important information source in history.

    The Unz Review is the best news and information website on the Internet.

    Making Ron one of the most important living human beings and certainly one of the most important Americans of the last century.

    It’s impossible, for me at least, not to admire the man and value what he’s provided, and for free.

    But that doesn’t mean I agree with him in general, or with this article in particular.

    Nor does it mean I approve of him handing out gold stars, etc. like a Primary school teacher.

    And though I’m fully prepared to go into detail as to why I often don’t agree with him it’d be better to end here with a final thought.

    If I’m wrong about Ron and his site that’s a quick fix. I’ll just admit that I’m wrong.

    And, certainly, some of his more thoughtful critics have given many of us reason to at least consider what they have to say on the matter.

    But, if I’m right, then losing this site, should it come to that, will be the Interet’s version of the shot heard round the world.

    Not because the world can’t go on without TUR. But because it can’t go on without what this site upholds. Freedom of Thought and Speech, in the form of the written word.

    It’s the only thing we have to discover and discuss important facts and expose and get rid of dangerous illusions.

    In a world more complex and unpredictable than ever before, freedom of speech is nothing short of an adaptational mechanism, like our social-instittutions.

    One serves the other and both together keep us alive.

    • Replies: @Anonymous
    , @Colin Wright
  268. anarchyst says:
    @Alfred

    You are blaming the wrong people.

    To paraphrase a famous song “We Didn’t Start the Fire” by Billy Joel, it’s not every “boomer” that is the problem. In fact, many of us boomers struggled through life, but finally “made it”.

    I am a “boomer” who has worked all my life, starting at 12 years of age. Being one of many children in a large family
    , life for my parents and us was not easy, but we all persevered in our own ways and were successful in life.

    Nobody ever gave me anything. What I did was gained “with the sweat of my brow”.

    If there is any “blame” to be placed, it must be placed at those of previous generations, especially the “greatest generation”, that formulated and passed many of the destructive laws and customs that we live under to this day.

    From the enactment of the federal income tax and the creation of the unconstitutional Federal Reserve cartel, previous generations have a lot to answer for.

    The “greatest generation” was duped into fighting a war for European (jewish) interests, destroying much of European culture as a result, and solidifying international jewish power by NOT going after the REAL enemies of human culture, legitimizing the state of Israel, thereby consolidating jewish power, and assuring the jewish zionist hold on the world political process.

    Let’s not forget that the “greatest generation” pushed for the terribly misguided “civil-rights” acts, statutes and laws, which effectively disenfranchised whites (but only whites) with the abolition of “freedom of association” (but only for whites). In fact, federal troops were used against law-abiding whites in violation of “posse comitatus” laws which prohibit utilizing the military for domestic law enforcement purposes. Whites have been effectively neutered since these laws were passed. Forced integration of schools (cross-district bussing and other schemes) was enforced by leftist judges who insisted that blacks needed to sit next to whites in order to learn.

    The “elephant in the room” to which blame can be squarely put on the “greatest generation” was the “Hart-Celler Immigration Act of 1965. This act successfully cut off the immigration for white Europeans while opening up the floodgates for third-world brown and black immigration.

    Both major political parties were responsible for this travesty. Democrats saw increasing third-world immigration as a source for votes while the Republicans saw it as a source of cheap labor.

    The wages of native-born Americans have not increased in real terms since 1970, that point in time being seen as the “high-water mark” in relation to wage growth. There has not been any “wage growth” since then.

    All of the above can be attributed to those of the “greatest generation”…NOT boomers.

  269. Anonymous[156] • Disclaimer says:
    @Richard B

    Wait, are we talking about the same Ron Unz who wants to suppress dissenters from Corona fear-mongering, and has never seen any CCP agit-prop he didn’t swallow uncritically? The same guy who’s basically turned this forum over to antifa? This is the guy who’s the last bastion of free speech and thought? Or is there some other Ron Unz you’re referring to?

    • Disagree: schnellandine
    • Replies: @Richard B
  270. JosephB says:
    @Sir Launcelot Canning

    I use Bing as my search engine. If you use Chrome, there is an option to change the default search site. If you hit control-k, it will jump the mouse cursor to the URL bar and do a search on whatever you type next. That’s faster than first going to bing.com, then typing whatever you’re searching for.

    If you’re old school, another option would be to change the default for a new window/tab to bing.com. Even with Chrome it’s easy to avoid using google for searches.

  271. @Anonymous

    ‘… If this was indeed a Deep State op – as “Colin Wright’s” hurried preemptive comments strongly suggest…’

    Keep it up, and the power is going to go to my head.

  272. @Iris

    I love it. I have to read Godfree Roberts, or I’m a Zionist.

    • Agree: Lot, Poco, Herald
    • Replies: @Anonymous
    , @Poco
  273. Biff says:
    @redmudhooch

    Nice piece of work mate… keep ‘em coming.

  274. @Richard B

    I largely if not completely agree. I’m not sure Ron should actually be added to Mount Rushmore.

    • Replies: @Richard B
  275. Miro23 says:
    @jadan

    Unless this denialism ceases we’re f**ked, in the vernacular for emphasis. Unless we demand democracy now and baptize ourselves in the healing waters of true journalism such as we find here, we’re done for, kaput. The great experiment of 1776 will have failed completely.

    Unz Review isn’t a mass circulation journal. It can’t be, given the commitment and knowledge needed to appreciate the articles. In other words, it’s an intellectual product, that can only appeal to some educated 5% of the population as a maximum.

    However, Unz Review could have a role in the intellectual armoury of a populist politician (Trump like character) going out to meet the people with simple high volume messages.

    The problem here, is that the MSM is designed to exclude genuine populists (like Trump), and it was only through live coverage that his message got across. Especially the live unedited debates, where weak candidate HRC was unprotected (and I expect these live debates to be suppressed).

    The odds are loaded against a popular political movement, with real change likely coming out of a chaotic societal collapse (possible – this is the Weimerican Republic after all) or some deep state infighting.

    The USA comprises of 328 million people who aren’t hunter/gatherers. They entirely rely on a sophisticated (state derived) life support system (infrastructure and laws) for their survival – and this state is now controlled by a hostile extractive elite who are abandoning them.

    In fact, the US is morphing into the typical 3rd world African setup where a few “Big Men” grab power and loot the place of everything of value. Any dissent is met by violence, and the public are left to scratch around to make a living any way they can.

  276. Yusef says:
    @Patagonia Man

    They don’t create their own reality, though. They are entirely reactive. They don’t know how to take action. They are the slaves leading the slaves. That’s all. What was Dubya’s nickname for Karl Rove? Turd Blossom? Is that the respectful and affectionate nickname of a leader, or one a respectable leader would bestow on one of his most redoubtable aides?

    It isn’t necessarily passive of us to study what they do, nor stupid. It is only reflective of cowardice if we fail to act when the moment for action presents itself. One moment of real action will reverse everything these evil people have accomplished, though the harm they’ve done cannot be erased. I wish the moment to act had been back when Turd Blossom made that hideous statement…A lot of damage would not have occurred and we wouldn’t be here in our calamitous mess now. We don’t get to chose that moment, I think.

    • Replies: @Patagonia Man
  277. denk says:

    I smell a rat the moment Mh370 ‘disappeared’ into thin air, again when a minor news item appeared during the heat of US trade blitzkrieg, ‘mysterious virus in Wuhan’.
    Vindicated on both counts.

    Here’s one from some years back…

    ‘Pak TTP claimed responsibility for tourists death, its to avenge comrades killed by US
    drones.’

    My tin foil hats immediately started buzzing like mad….’wait a min, they sought out and slaughtered Chinese nationals to avenge FUKUS drone killings’ ?
    WTF !
    I started digging…

    [MORE]

    One wonders that if indeed the TTP wanted to avenge the drone strikes, why of all the places would they target Gilgit Baltistan, when they could have tracked down easy targets considering their past record? Even if they decided to conduct this attack on a mountain, why did they choose foreign nationals belonging to countries that had no connection with the war on terror or drone attacks? When, in the past, they attacked the Americans in Peshawar, it made sense, but attacking Ukrainians and Chinese, is somehow baffling.

    https://blogs.tribune.com.pk/story/17909/were-the-taliban-really-behind-the-gilgit-baltistan-tourist-attack/

    The TTP mercenaries who had taken an 8 hours on-foot journey to reach the camp, made sure to pick out and kill only the Chinese, the Ukrainians and one Nepali, leaving safe the US and European tourists.

    This is in stark opposition to the TTP statement of taking revenge against the drone attack which was definitely made by the US and not by the Chinese or the Ukrainians

    TTP’s double-face is evident from the fact that since the return of their captured leader Baitullah Meshud from GITMO, and his creation of the TTP, the TTP has invoked an undeclared Jehad against the Chinese, attacking them every now and then, whereas not a single American asset has been hit in Pakistan nor in Afghanistan.

    It is time that as the US/Indians pack up their bags in the wake of the 2014 Withdrawal, all such filth be removed from the soil of Pakistan,

    https://www.pakistankakhudahafiz.com/10-tourist-killed-ttp-miscreance-exposed

    My hunch never fail.

    • Replies: @denk
    , @Patagonia Man
  278. Miro23 says:
    @Ron Unz

    Obviously, the more the number of highly suspicious events totally ignored by the MSM, the higher the likelihood that they probably have a sinister explanation…

    For some reason, the US Deep State REALLY DON’T LIKE HUAWEI.

  279. Sean says:
    @Colin Wright

    The Chinese do not think that their ambassador’s death or the coronavirus is the work of the US. If they did they would either say so to the international community, or retaliate in kind, or both campaign and hit back. What they would not do is silently sit down for it and wait for the US to do something more effective against China.

    • Replies: @Anonymous
  280. @anon

    You’re being silly.

    Firstly: Rogan’s not wearing Spandex (or anything even remotely stretchy). He’s wearing a regular sized non-stretch t-shirt and board shorts.

    Secondly: GSP (the guy in the UnderArmour training gear) was 30 at the time that video was shot (2011). He was also the reigning UFC Welterweight Champion – a title he held until 2013.

    There’s a hint as to why GSP was wearing stretchy things: UnderArmour was his sponsor.

    [MORE]

    .

    What this video shows, is that the ‘colour commentator’ for UFC was so good a practitioner himself, that the World Fucking Champion asked for technical advice from him.

    It also shows that the World Fucking Champion was sufficiently gracious that he readily acknowledged that near-flawless technique is something to emulate, even if the person showing it to you is 44 (as Rogan was at the time) and mostly a media personality.

    Then again, some Anon might be a better judge. The internet abounds with soi-disant better judges.

    For the record: Rogan was US National champion in full-contact Tae Kwon Do – in three weight classes in the same year (1987).

    Here’s 19 year old Joe finishing an opponent in a few seconds – with that same kick he taught GSP over 20 years later. That is a fucking brutal shot.

    • Thanks: SOL
  281. Miro23 says:
    @Ron Unz

    Obviously, the more the number of highly suspicious events totally ignored by the MSM, the higher the likelihood that they probably have a sinister explanation…

    One explanation is that Huawei were given the usual “offer you can’t refuse” from the CIE/NSA – 5G access to western markets in return for a installing a secret “back door” in their equipment.

    They refused – hence all the hostility.

    Theirry Meyssan on Voltairenet is following this line:

    https://www.voltairenet.org/article204264.html 7th December 2018

  282. Pericles says:
    @RodW

    Google have been doing it for a long time, so the throat cutting seems to be going fairly slowly. It’s of course also done with the approval of society in the fight against fake news, hate speech, terrorism financing (oops, wrong bugaboo) etc.

  283. Pericles says:
    @Colin Wright

    here, my point is that Chinese ambassador dude could indeed have been murdered — but he equally well could have just…died.

    It’s only a 50% chance of murder, let’s go for donuts.

    • Replies: @Colin Wright
  284. Kapyong says:
    @anarchyst

    One of the “noticeable peculiarities” of “many boomers” is their habit of “sprinkling” their “writings” with lots of “double quoted” words and phrases. Seventeen “examples” in twelve “paragraphs”. 🙂

  285. Pericles says:
    @TelfoedJohn

    The libgen databases can be downloaded as SQL dumps from libgen, in total 13-14 GB if you want it all. There is also a desktop version of the libgen application, which I haven’t tried.

    So the database is not a big issue. Downloading all the books and articles will presumably take a while, but I would guess you could do it if you have the time and a NAS with a few tens of TB of storage. When you have the database, you can make a better estimate. It might be less, but remember you also want to backup your collection.

    (The long-term question is how to best keep in sync with the master.)

    One 14 TB hard drive (“WD Red”) costs $440 on Amazon at the time of writing so it’s not a huge capital outlay anyway.

    • Replies: @TelfoedJohn
  286. Alfred says:
    @lysias

    Tony Blair succeeded to the leadership of the British Labour Party and was thus in a position to become Prime Minister because his predecessor, John Smith, died of a heart attack in 1994 at the age of 54.

    After the 2001 general election he was moved, against his wishes, from the Foreign Office to be Leader of the House of Commons. This was widely seen as a demotion—although it is a Cabinet post, it is substantially less prestigious than the Foreign Office—and Cook nearly turned it down.

    And Tony Blair’s ex-foreign secretary, Robin Cook, who was not happy about invading Iraq and resigned in 2003, collapsed while hiking in Scotland in 2005. He was 59. He was alone at the time. Another hiker saw him later and called for assistance.

    You can call me a cynic if you like, but I don’t think these things ever happen to the George Bushes, Tony Blairs, Angela Merkels, Emmanuel Macrons of this world. It is so easy to stage these things for the experts.

  287. Nodwink says:

    I’m sure that most commenters would be aware of the Lifelog project, which was reported to have been cancelled by the Pentagon in late January 2004 (this being reported in Wired magazine on 2 February, 2004). According to Wikipedia, Facebook was launched on 4 February, 2004. Another one of those strange coincidences, I guess.

    From the Wikipedia page on Lifelog:

    LifeLog aimed to compile a massive electronic database of every activity and relationship a person engages in. This was to include credit card purchases, web sites visited, the content of telephone calls and e-mails sent and received, scans of faxes and postal mail sent and received, instant messages sent and received, books and magazines read, television and radio selections, physical location recorded via wearable GPS sensors, biomedical data captured through wearable sensors. The high level goal of this data logging was to identify “preferences, plans, goals, and other markers of intentionality”.

    Facebook seems very much like a poor man’s version of Lifelog, which was basically an online Panopticon. No wonder Zuck seems so nervous when he’s being grilled by Congress.

  288. CroX says:

    I have been following iSteve’s blog for the last 10 years. For some reason, I never bookmarked it; instead I used to simply put “isteve” in google search engine every time. The term “iSteve” has always been at the top of searches (in recent years along with the film of the same name).

    All these years it worked flawlessly, until May 6, 2020. On that day, Google only showed the movie iSteve, while Sailer’s blog disappeared. I had to go through full THIRTEEN Google pages until I finally came across iSteve’s blog. Since then the situation has improved somewhat, but Steve’s blog can only be found on the fifth or sixth page.

    I don’t know if the location has anything to do with it (I google from the European Union). I also notice that searches from Android mobile phones give slightly better results than searches from Windows PCs, but it maybe just some coincidence.

    • Replies: @Patagonia Man
  289. Herald says:
    @Alfred

    Both of the sudden deaths of John Smith and Robin Cook were indeed very fortuitous for the ruthless Tony Blair.

    Then there was the strange death of the uncooperative, but honest weapons inspector Dr David Kelly, who was thrown to the wolves by war hungry Blair and his compliant Home Secretary, the unprincipled Jack Straw.

  290. eah says:
    @Ron Unz

    Obviously, the more the number of highly suspicious events totally ignored by the MSM, the higher the likelihood that they probably have a sinister explanation…

    OK, if you say so.

    Assuming Zhang Shoucheng’s death wasn’t suicide (his family says it was), a quick search finds a number of articles speculating the Chinese may have been behind it, e.g. in the student-run Stanford Daily:

    According to The Washington Times, Guo Wengui, an exiled Chinese businessman who in the past had close contact with Chinese intelligence, suspected foul play in Zhang’s death because the physicist knew secrets about China’s technology expert program. Zhang also refused to return to China as requested by senior party leaders, said Guo.

    “I knew this guy very well,” Guo said. “The guy worked with the [Chinese Communist Party].”

    (See also here and here for more info on his background and business ventures, including alleged ties to, and funding by, the Chinese government.)

    But I guess that’s not an ‘alternative’ that fits your biases interests you.

    Personally, re the sad passing of Zhang Shoucheng, I have no idea what “really happened”.

    Anyway, what does any of that have to do with the treatment of unz.com by FB and GOOG? — which as my earlier comment (unhelpfully hidden behind a MORE tag, I assume deliberately by you) suggests, looks (in the sense of Occam’s Razor) more like run-of-the-mill Jewish censorship than anything “sinister” else.

    But in fairness, I’d have to admit that individuals who make themselves disagreeable to ruling political elites sometimes suffer far worse retaliation.

    I don’t think someone who downplays Hispanic crime is normally going to ‘suffer retaliation’ from “political elites” — perhaps GOOG’s censorship is just really dumb/not topic specific.

    • Agree: Lot
    • Disagree: Herald
    • Replies: @schnellandine
  291. @mark green

    Li Ka-Shing’s Hong Kong Group Loses Israel Deal on U.S. Push
    Shirley Zhao, Ivan Levingston and Alisa Odenheimer
    Bloomberg May 26, 2020, 4:20 AM EDT

    https://www.yahoo.com/finance/news/li-ka-shing-hong-kong-082051136.html

    An affiliate of CK Hutchison Holdings Ltd., the flagship of the tycoon’s sprawling business empire, lost out on the contract to build and operate Israel’s biggest desalination plant to IDE Technologies, a local company, according to a government statement.

    The Israeli government’s decision to choose a domestic bidder is the latest blow to CK Hutchison Chairman Victor Li, two years after his bid to buy a gas pipeline operator in Australia was blocked on national security concerns.

  292. Usura says:
    @Colin Wright

    Oh look, the fifty year old Irish deputy ambassador to China, Michael Hurley, just died in Beijing after a “brief illness”.

    https://www.irishtimes.com/news/ireland/irish-news/tributes-paid-to-ireland-s-deputy-ambassador-to-china-who-died-on-sunday-1.4262248

  293. Anonymous[156] • Disclaimer says:
    @Colin Wright

    That’s typical of what this forum has become: you either blindly follow the CCP, or you’re a US/Zionist stooge. Just ridiculous. Although if you think about it, that’s exactly the revisionist motif Ron fostered (doubtless by design): you can’t simply question the Anglo-American account of the war, you have to be a Hitler fan-boy (or maybe a Stalin nut-hugger for amusement purposes). Team China is late to the party, but the freak show was long established.

  294. Anonymous[156] • Disclaimer says:
    @Sean

    Actually what they do say about this is revealing. They put forth a connection to the Military Games last fall, which is so idiotic that only people like Godfrey Roberts take it seriously. What does that tell you?

    • Replies: @Sean
  295. Since 9/11 and the Patriot Act (claimed to have been written by Joe Biden in 1995, as he claims all other important bills and actions in Government since he became Senator in 1973), America has obviously turned into a Police State, where a sizable minority is Above the Law and runs the country (seemingly more on psychopathic whims than following any coherent detailed plan). While the loss of Freedoms “guaranteed” by the Constitutional Amendments is obvious, the more pernicious effects come from censoring of discussions, whether facts, conspiracies, or BS; all are important for countergroupthink and the flow of information and ideas keep people sane.
    The abolition (“modernization”) of Smith Mundt in 2013/2014 has had a much bigger effect on propaganda release from State/CIA than realized. I used to think it only pertained to controlling the narratives on sensitive foreign policies, but now it seems pervasive throughout MSM (I suspect comics, weather and sports have to be OKed by those CIA clowns who love control). To have the CIA attacking an incompetent administration through Russiagate (employing fellow foreign agents so as not to be implicated as to running projects against Americans on American soil), impeaching an idiot President through a CIA “whistleblower” and demanding funding of Ukrainians (“to the last man”) in their ill-conceived fight against Russians over there, so we don’t have to fight them over here, it all seems surreal. Surely the CIA could use smarter tactics to influence and control a new administration where flattery would have gotten them everywhere? To wed themselves to the neoliberal Bush/Cheney/Obama/Hillary/Biden Establishment suggests they are no longer the adroit amoral controlling organization they once were. Stupidity and cupidity are not conducive to a Police State long term.
    As in hiring / trading off expertise with foreign intelligence agents (Brits, Israelis and probably Russians and Chinese) to avoid acting against Americans on American soil, their control of Google and Facebook and other social media (along with their NSA helpmates), avoids direct violation of Government censorship of press and free speech. It doesn’t seem to work if you hire someone to kill your spouse? Not sure why such indirect actions are encouraged, even applauded, to skirt the letter of the law.

    • Replies: @Patagonia Man
  296. Parbes says:
    @Anonymous

    STFU and get lost you “Anonymous” CIA/Mossad/whatever-the-shit Zionazi neocon scumbag. It takes some really shameless lowlife chutzpah to try to emotionally bait people by whining about WWII “gas chambers” while at the same time warmongering for WWIII, destruction of entire nations and enslavement of billions in the name of Anglo-Zionist “global hegemony”. The money wasted on you parasite CIA Internet trolls should be getting used for something actually useful to society, like public health.

    Or in short: FUCK YOU.

    • Agree: Craig Nelsen
  297. Herald says:
    @Herald

    I read your posts regularly and go along with nearly all of what you say, but we can’t have you getting too mellow in your old age, no not one bit. Peace be with you.

  298. denk says:
    @denk

    TTP’s double-face is evident from the fact that since the return of their captured leader Baitullah Meshud from GITMO, and his creation of the TTP, the TTP has invoked an undeclared Jehad against the Chinese, attacking them every now and then, whereas not a single American asset has been hit in Pakistan nor in Afghanistan.

    Both Bush and Cheney claimed that men like Mehsud were ‘some of the best trained, most dangerous terrorists‘, and yet they decided to release him after only a short stint at Gitmo.
    Meanwhile, Aussie taliban George Hicks was still rotting in his cell, in spite of pleading from BUsh’s buddy howard for an early amnesty. ?

    Something didnt add up.
    Why were they so eager to release Mehsud and other ‘most dangerous’ jihadists ?

    Why did ‘anti murikkan’ MEhsud turn to Chinese hunting upon release ?

    Can ‘terrorists’ be re-programmed ?

    Turns out [[[they]]] had just such a facility at GItmo, a terrorist conversion college, they
    called it Penny Lane.

    https://www.thefreelibrary.com/Penny+Lane%3a+Gitmo%27s+other+secret+CIA+site%3b+Terrorists+turned+into…-a0373373951

  299. Parbes says:
    @Colin Wright

    “Godfrey Roberts? He’s one of the bloggers here I’ve learned to ignore entirely.”

    Then you do so at your own cost, because he’s one of the best writers on this blog. Your garden-variety U.S.-patriotard, anti-China bilge and bluster doesn’t change anything in the slightest. And NOBODY cares who you “ignore” or not, since you yourself are far, far more ignorable than Godfree Roberts.

    Oh and by the way – it’s not true that you “ignore entirely” Godfree Roberts, either, since if that was the case you wouldn’t bother to write a comment shitting on him in the Comments section of an article which isn’t about him, China, or international relations. I think it’s more accurate to say you FEAR the things that Mr. Roberts writes.

    • Replies: @Colin Wright
  300. Rahan says:

    On the search engine Yandex.com typing in “Hispanic crime” leads to the very first result being the Ron Unz one.

  301. @denk

    Great stuff, Denk! You never fail to come up with a scoop!

    Cheers!

    • Replies: @denk
  302. Czarlazar says:
    @Sir Launcelot Canning

    I’ve been using Bing (private mode lately) the past couple of years, precisely because of Google’s anti-free speech tendencies. It’s similar to Google in terms of effectiveness, has an iPhone app for convenience, and has most of the familiar features (images, maps, etc., as well as an excellent headline news feed at the beginning of each search). Switching from Google to Bing would be painless for virtually everyone, and strike a blow against censorship in the process. Just do it!

    • Replies: @Brás Cubas
  303. Quintus says:
    @mark green

    I agree that the hypothesis of Pompeo or a US Intelligence agency crossing Netanyahu seems improbable. The theory posted on 4chan that Shin bet murdered the Chinese ambassador with chloroquine (!!!) on the orders of Beijing (!!!) because he was going to reveal information about the Wuhan lab (what does the ambassador have to do with the Wuhan lab?!?) sounds like trolling to me or an amateurish attempt at disinfo.

    As I see it, no US secret service would ever dare operate within Israel, unless they were 200% working for the Chosenites. It also strikes me as unlikely, given the incredible pressures China is now facing, that the ambassador’s death was a natural death. My 2 best speculative cents: in a fit of rage, after protracted negotiations between Israel and China over the architecture of the world’s future digital currencies, Israel decided to murder China’s representative because China wouldn’t concede to Israel the size of the pie Israel wanted or the number of strings attached to China’s share in the next financial system.

  304. @CroX

    You’re quite right. I can’t answer for geographic location but zionists co-founders of Google, Larry Page and Sergey Brin, have obviously ‘got the memo’ to obscure anything that could be considered helpful to the masses, to understand teh matrix we’re living in.

    This crackdown has been in overdrive since the Christchurch Massacre in March 2019.

    As a case in point, I regularly used to google the link for UR columnist Dr Paul Craig Roberts’ excellent, short article: Cover Stories are Used to Control Explanations because I couldn’t be bothered going thru my Word documents looking for the link.

    Because I would enter the full title it always use to be the top search item, but then this year I’d get ‘everything but the kitchen sink’ in its place.

    So, its def a tactic that a search engine like Google uses. Also, social media sites like Facebook & Twitter – if they don’t disable our account altogether – shadow ban us, so our posts don’t appear in as many other users’ notifications.

    So, there’s definitely an agenda.

    • Replies: @schnellandine
  305. @Pericles

    The libgen databases can be downloaded as SQL dumps from libgen, in total 13-14 GB if you want it all.

    What’s the purpose of downloading database? Does it have links to downloadable content, so you can search and download chosen content? It might be technically beyond me.

    The whole libgen library looks to be around 200 TB in size (tho a third of that is comics): https://libgen.lc/stat.php

    • Replies: @Pericles
  306. Czarlazar says:
    @Alfred

    Re: Robin Cook, it couldn’t have happened to a nicer war monger. He opposed the Iraq invasion a few years after enthusiastically cheerleading the criminal bombing of Yugoslavia in 1999 — his daily demonization of the Serbian people just as exuberant as that of Jamie Shea, Blair, Rubin, Clinton, etc. He should know that membership in the syndicate is a lifelong commitment, and there are consequences for turning on your “friends.”

    • Thanks: Alfred
    • Replies: @anonymous
    , @Wielgus
  307. vot tak says:

    Both twitter and facebook work intimately with the zionazi-gay western oligarchy.

    Purge of alt-media by FB is ‘us pushing back, just a beginning’ – censorship insider

    https://www.rt.com/usa/442034-neocons-purge-alternative-media/

    “The remarks were cited by Jeb Sprague, a visiting faculty member in sociology at the University of California-Santa Barbara, in a story he co-authored for The Gray Zone Project, an outlet known for criticism of online censorship.

    Sprague said Fly made the comments to him during a lunch break at a conference on Asian security organized by Stiftung Wissenschaft und Politik in Berlin, Germany.

    Fly started his career in US political circles as an adviser to the George W. Bush administration. He was also a foreign policy and national security consultant for Senator Marco Rubio, when he was trying to secure the 2016 presidential nomination from the Republican Party. For four years he headed the Foreign Policy Initiative, a pro-Israeli think tank founded by neoconservative figures Bill Kristol, Dan Senor, and Robert Kagan.

    In the last few years, Fly showed up as an expert on social media and ‘Russian disinformation’ on various outlets to speak about alleged Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election in the US. Among other things he teamed up with Laura Rosenberger, the head of the Alliance for Securing Democracy, the organization behind the Hamilton 68 dashboard, a tool that purports to show Russian online interference on Twitter, based on monitoring a number of undisclosed accounts and applying a secret methodology to analyze the data.

    According to Sprague, Fly also stated that he was working with the Atlantic Council in the campaign to purge alternative media from social media platforms like Facebook. The social media network has partnered with the Atlantic Council’s Digital Forensic Research Lab (DFRLab) to root out ‘fake news’ on its platform. The think tank is not unlike the German Marshall Fund in terms of the policies it furthers, with some commenters simply calling it ‘NATO’s PR branch’.”

    See also this past example:

    Impeccable timing: Twitter purges dozens of Cuban reporters just before president’s energy speech

    https://www.rt.com/news/468712-twitter-purge-cuba-president-speech/

    ” Dozens of Cuban journalists with millions of followers combined were on the receiving end of a blanket Twitter ban, without explanation, just moments before the Cuban president delivered a much-awaited address on fuel shortages.

    The purge, which began on Wednesday evening and continued into Thursday afternoon, targeted scores of Cuban accounts, focusing primarily on reporters as well as some political organizations. A correspondent for RT in Cuba was also affected.

    “Problems accessing many Cuban accounts on Twitter. It seems a concerted operation of false allegations of abusive use and violation of platform policies,” observed Rosa Miriam Elizalde from the Union of Journalists of Cuba (UPEC), adding that the “selectivity of affected users” showed “surprising political bias.”

    The purge of accounts was launched just before Cuban President Miguel Diaz-Canel appeared on television for highly anticipated remarks on the island nation’s dwindling fuel supplies, as well as measures to combat the crippling US sanctions that have been imposed on the country’s economy for decades.”

  308. @Wizard of Oz

    Bingo! Perhaps I guessed very well what Ron’s imagination didn’t extend to. I have just come home from my first dinner out in several weeks to find our SBS network offering for its regular Tuesday Dateline program ” China’s Obesity Crisis”. Yes, you guessed it, the trailers show Chinese people making the same lifestyle stuff ups as Westerners did two or three generations ago. So, just don’t assume there was anything very surprising about a 57 year old Chinese diplomat dying suddenly.

    • Replies: @Herald
  309. Usura says:
    @Loup-Bouc

    In connection with Scallia’s death, there exist a few rather infamous emails received by John Podesta which you may want to examine; they are wikileaks Podesta emails 1459, 56753, and 6008.

    [MORE]

    https://wikileaks.org/podesta-emails/emailid/1459

    An obscure screenwriter informs Mr. Podesta of a “game-changing” film project, for which he has selected a script and producer. He has also decided on a budget ($1.5 million), and needs funding; naturally Mr. Podesta is to be in charge of all “content”. The setting of the film, indicated in a link to a Smithsonian map depicting disputed Mexican territory, has a line at a location almost exactly at Cibolo Creek Ranch, the place where Scallia was found dead. There are other strange and inexplicable aspects to the email, and it has been vetted by some, *ahem*, knowledgeable sources as a veiled assassination contract. The plot of the script involves a congressman’s “vacant seat”, and the intended annexation of Mexico by the United States( I couldn’t make this up, read the email!).

    There is also this more curt exchange, just days before Scallia’s death, where “we” (Podesta? Who else?) need to “buckle up and buckle down” for “wet works”, which are apparently not in reference to “pool parties at the Vineyard”.

    https://wikileaks.org/podesta-emails/emailid/6008

    Wetworks/wet-ops is standard spook slang for killing. The ability to induce heart failure is a relatively old weapon available to sophisticated espionage outfits, and these days targeted genetic bio-weapons which are tailored to an individual’s DNA are even becoming feasible.

    The Scallia family declining an autopsy is an intelligent move if they had reason to believe that he was assassinated. Killing or bribing a coroner is far easier than getting to a sitting justice of the Supreme Court, and if they feared retribution on whomever they selected to do the autopsy, or on another member of the family as further dissuasion, then it was probably more strategic to lay low and plan their vengeance through other means, say, perhaps by getting staunch Federalist Society (an organization first nurtured by Scallia) judges appointed to the Supreme Court or to the position of Attorney General. Considering the appointments of Kavanaugh, Goresuch, and Barr, I would venture Scallia may be laughing at us on high.

    This probably doesn’t meet your standard of evidence, and I respect your analysis, I’m just presenting some materials to ponder.

    • Replies: @Loup-Bouc
  310. anonymous[176] • Disclaimer says:
    @neprof

    I fear a Second Wave starting in early October, spread by the same folks who got this whole thing started.

    Yes, and that would have nothing to do with all those shameless morons who exhibit themselves half/top-nude at beaches and water theme parks, hoping that somebody would ogle them and a family member, and the other braindead rightwing scum who protest outside in large groups, just to show how “macho” they are. Right?

    • Replies: @Parbes
  311. @Yusef

    “It isn’t necessarily passive of us to study what they do, nor stupid.”

    I wasn’t inferring it was passive or stupid to study what they say/do. My point is that the Cabal will act knowingly with impunity – ‘Rights’ don’t enter into it.

    Look at how the Patriot Act (2001), which was written before September 11th, and not read by a single member of Congress, has overriden the US Constitution.

    If you recall, ‘Dubya’ even suspended habeus corpus, if you know what that is, which had been a central plank of Common Law since the 1215 Magna Carta – 800 years of legal precedent overturned in the blink of an eye!

    No street marches, protests movements, no petitions to Congress. Astonishing!

    • Replies: @Yusef
  312. Usura says:
    @The Alarmist

    I agree, and this is an angle missing from Ron’s analysis. Netanyahu is an embattled politician in need of powerful backstops and plan Bs in light of his ongoing corruption trial. If the U.S. was willing to provide that support, they would likely desire something in return, like the elimination of a Chinese ambassador known for facilitating CCP takeovers of foreign owned companies.

    It is far less likely that Pompeo was able to “call in favors” with Mossad, a fiercely racist and insular intelligence cult, than it is that Netanyahu, an ex Israeli special forces operator and ethnic Jew, did the same. Of course Bibi will make wild protestations, for the cameras, to Pompeo’s finger wagging on the subject of Chinese investment; this solidifies his nationalist base, and allows him to posture as an independent actor, and reinforces the appearance of Israeli sovereignty. Behind the scenes, he needed a way to thwart a takeover by Gantz, and was probably willing to sacrifice a Chinese diplomat in exchange for guarantees that he could stay in office, being less rigidly pro-China than Gantz’s more moderate coalition.

    • Replies: @denk
  313. @Ron Unz

    “As I’ve emphasized, the biowarfare evidence is entirely circumstantial, but there exists a vast mountain of it….”

    “Some circumstantial evidence is very strong, as when you find a trout in the milk. ‘ (Henry David Thoreau)

    I think we have several trout,

  314. @Michael888

    “Not sure why such indirect actions are encouraged, even applauded, to skirt the letter of the law.”

    … because it allows for no legal precedent, i.e., case law.

  315. @anarchyst

    Really, NABALT?

    I guess if NAJALT, then NABALT.

  316. @schnellandine

    A very jewish reply there. Banned by google means you are not on the first page. this is simply a fact and if you had an argument you would foment it. You are pathetic.

  317. @Wizard of Oz

    This is the flu and the numbers are in. Ron the joke is still lying. I did not read his article past his claim that google banned him because I used google to find the site. I have stopped coming to this site regularly because of the non stop lying not facebook or google.

    I have said for years that we do not need jews help in solving our jew problem and Ron here has proven me correct again.

    • Replies: @Wizard of Oz
  318. denk says:
    @Patagonia Man

    Glad to find a fellow ‘conspiracy nut‘, you’r welcomed !

    P.S.
    Empire watch 101…
    YOu caN never be too cynical when it comes to FUKUS,
    Always presume guilty until proven innocent !

  319. @Ron Unz

    as far back as late November, a special medical intelligence unit within our Defense Intelligence Agency had produced a report warning that an out-of-control disease epidemic was occurring in the Wuhan area of China,

    At face value, I have a hard time with this given how fast SARSCoV2 seemingly spreads (~35%/day in the U.S.). If the DIA report was accurate, how did China stem the “out-of-control” epidemic without the world noticing?

    Given the non-U.S. verification, it’s possible the report was real, but that the info it contained was false, perhaps knowingly so. We certainly float lots of fake intelligence in reports. This raises the question of why?

    I could easily argue this adds to Ron’s circumstantial evidence.

    • Agree: utu
    • Replies: @utu
  320. Alankg says:

    As predicted by @Ron Unz, the deals are taken away from the Chinese right on cue
    https://www.rt.com/news/489783-israel-snubs-china-desalination/

    • Replies: @SolontoCroesus
  321. Alfred says:
    @Ron Unz

    As I’ve mentioned on several occasions, I think one major international weakness of China is the rather weak quality of its propaganda.

    True. Russia is the same. They even allowed RT.com to be banned from US Cable TV without retaliating.

    I did a check on unz.com

    It seems that 70% of the traffic is from the USA and Canada. Only 4% from the UK and perhaps 1% from Australia/New Zealand. I think that can be improved. In these countries the virus hysteria is much worse than in the UK. The information is being denied to the people in a big way.

    The referrals can perhaps benefit from off-guardian.org – they are on a really steep growth curve. Perhaps some articles could be sent to them. I suspect their readership is recurrent users – like for unz.com

  322. denk says:
    @The Alarmist

    do you really think the US has decided to wage war on the diplomatic corps of its adversaries? That would indeed invite serious blowback.

    I really dunno if you’r in denial or
    willfully obtuse.

    May be you dont care for the ‘conspiracy theory‘ I’ve been posting over the years, yet the following are well documented, undisputed historical facts.

    https://www.globalresearch.ca/cia-us-government-assassinations/5693720

    Assassinations are as murikkan as apple pie.

  323. anonymous[361] • Disclaimer says:
    @Anonymous

    As history has demonstrated, gas chambers have a very high survival rate.

    Perhaps you should just walk among 5 or 6 people who are wearing only bandanas across their faces. That’ll doom you to becoming one of the 0.000298412698412698 of the US population to have died of the corona virus.

    Or not.

    • Replies: @Colin Wright
  324. @eah

    as my earlier comment (unhelpfully hidden behind a MORE tag

    Unhelpful to which party?

    I plan an epic monograph in praise of the MORE tag. It will, naturally, show good manners and employ The Holy Tag sooner, not later.

  325. Expect redoubled panic and suppression of CIA germ-warfare evidence as oafish US diplomacy inevitably fails to ward off independent investigation.

    http://johnhelmer.net/truth-vaccine-kills-australian-american-campaign-against-china-in-world-health-organisation-debate/

    CIA is busted for germ warfare. Anyone who has access to the MIPRs should be poring over them to see who scoped the WBS components, because the illegal domestic CIA agent in charge is going to be the next Shirō Ishii. Since OPSEC shows criminal intent, CIA’s compartmentation strategy will be a smoking gun.

    The world will proceed to attribute this internationally wrongful act in breach of jus cogens, so we can impose countermeasures and assess the CIA regime’s responsibility for restitution, reparations, compensation, and crucially, satisfaction by prosecution or extradition of criminal CIA officials. We need a Chinese firing squad for the last four DCIs, then we’ll be free.

  326. @Patagonia Man

    but then this year I’d get ‘everything but the kitchen sink’ in its place

    I wonder how much search distortion is commercial rather than political.

    [MORE]

    A geek, I prefer surgical operators for search, and knew, before the neutering of search, how to use them. (Surprisingly, Twatter had until recently somewhat helpful advanced search—meaning it didn’t try to ‘help’ you out of a zero-record result, something wrongly considered uninformative. Now, it gives false negatives.)

    Using alternate engines mostly, it’s been demoralizing to see over the last 5-10 years active distortion of even apolitical search. Appears to me that correct results which would return a limited, obscure set are artificially widened to provide advertising opportunities (while I self-apply head to wall).

    One I still don’t understand is the jolly question, “Did you mean xxx yyy?”, after which they assume you did, and provide no way to say ‘No, I meant what I entered.” Not proud that I’ve shouted more than once in response. Some cursing, yes.

    • Thanks: Patagonia Man
  327. Pericles says:
    @TelfoedJohn

    Yes, the database points out where the book or article is stored. You will need something like it to find stuff in the archive, but note that they also have a Windows app that provides the same functionality on a higher level. Haven’t tried it myself.

    [MORE]

    So if you look in the (uncompressed) SQL dump file, you can see data like

    ‘B_Biology/Medical terminology, an illustrated guide (4ed)(T)(C)(744s).djvu’

    I would guess that’s the table column ‘Locator’, being the path to the associated book. In theory, you just mirror the same directory and file structure on your own disks and you can use the database as-is. In practice, it might of course be more work. But that’s the basics.

    Regarding the archive size, yes, I see. It’s a bit larger than I thought. I would guess the key categories here are libgen and scimag, roughly 100 TB together. Also note that, taken together, they grow by 1 TB/month.

    If you want to have a go at it, I’d probably start with getting something smaller to work properly first, then do the full mirroring. You don’t want to re-download the files too many times if you mess up.

    Also, you should probably talk to the libgen admins. They might be able to help if nothing else. Perhaps you can offer to be their private backup site or something.

    • Thanks: TelfoedJohn
  328. @Parbes

    ‘…I think it’s more accurate to say you FEAR the things that Mr. Roberts writes.’

    Sure.

    • Replies: @Parbes
  329. @anonymous

    ‘Perhaps you should just walk among 5 or 6 people who are wearing only bandanas across their faces. That’ll doom you to becoming one of the 0.000298412698412698 of the US population to have died of the corona virus.’

    All you poor folks really are out there in the land of mask people, aren’t you?

    I saw some of that when I went up to Eugene. It was weird. Around here, it peaked at around a third of the population plus all employees of national chains.

  330. Parbes says:
    @anonymous

    What about the religious leaders and their idiotic congregations and followers – Christian, Muslim, Jewish, and African tribal primitive – who have been flouting all the quarantine, lockdown and social distancing regulations and all the precepts of medical science and epidemiology because supposedly their god is “stronger than the virus”, and to whom continuing their empty rituals even during a deadly pandemic is more important than helping prevent transmission of the virus and protecting the people in their own societies? Are you even aware of how many of those maniacs have croaked? How much of the spread of COVID-19 are THEY responsible for?

    Eh, moron?

    • Replies: @Alden
  331. This post may be too late in the series, but I would have to say from the article and comments that no one appreciates the depth of the censorship that occurs in the US today, and most especially on the Internet (Google) and social media.

    Google has been losing pages and websites for 20 years, and routinely does exactly what they did to Ron Unz’ articles. Wikipedia is worse. If you want to know the number of protons in a Cesium atom, Wiki will give you the correct information. But on anything to do with most current topics, Wiki is a hive of censorship.

    Gannett Publishing, USA Today, and Facebook are a trio. Gannett sends out messages purporting to be “fact-check reporters” for USA Today, and a day later Facebook kills everything from that source.

    One platform that was publishing articles on current matters that were of much more frightening import than the accusations by Ron Unz, had a visit from NATO and various police officials and forced to delete all articles on one certain topic and have no further communication with the author.

    The US social media in particular are now in the process of being shut down completely, to the extent that only the “official narrative” will be accepted in any post or message. Anything contrary will be automatically banned as “fake news” or “offensive”. Censorship 100%.

    • Agree: Alfred
    • Replies: @Wally
  332. Parbes says:
    @Colin Wright

    Yeah, Suresure… whatever you say.

  333. denk says:
    @Usura

    murikkan turf wars on the Chinese,

    Exhibit ,…..Mali.

    no closure….

    Bloodbath in Mali,
    Russians and Chinese top rail executives slain by terrorists in hotel attack.

    The murkkans jsoc have been ‘fighting terrorism’ in Mali , amongst others, since 2001 under the bogus pretext of 911.

    On the day of attack, a large group of murkkans and their Indian buddies were in the hotel, yet the jihadists who had supposedly been bombed and chased by the murkkans since 2001, seem uninterested in this big fat juicy target, but zeroed in on a group of Chinese rail executives and their Russian counterparts instead. !

    Yet Another case of stupid jihadists who couldnt shoot straight ???

    https://www.counterpunch.org/2015/12/01/terror-in-mali-an-attack-on-china-and-russia/

    much of what gets defined as “terrorism” is in fact politically motivated violence that is intended to send a message to the targeted group or nation.

    Uncle sham

    All the world are belong to me,
    Fuck off from MY turf !

    Afpak, Stans, SEA, Africa, ME, …..
    ISRAEL !

    Occam’s razor

    • Agree: Patagonia Man
    • Replies: @schnellandine
    , @Alden
  334. V. Hickel says:
    @Colin Wright

    now you are trying too hard

  335. diogenes2 says:

    May I suggest a new law, called Truth in Rankings (TIR), similar to the Truth in Advertising laws?
    Google and other search engines would have to provide the real popularity rankings of every search term
    associated with certain web sites within the past 24 hours to every user and advertiser on demand or be fined $1,000 for each false ranking. This would eliminate the ability of Google and other search engines to overcharge for placing certain search terms on some web sites that are actually less popular than other web sites.

  336. Anon[392] • Disclaimer says:

    I take Unz’s theory very seriously, but I’d be curious whether there is another nation on earth that could be so well categorized as a gerontocracy. The Iranian leadership class is overwhelmingly elderly, and I doubt their health system is in much better shape than other developing countries’. If there were another country whose leadership consisted of 80 year-olds that did not suffer in the same proportion, then the case for a deliberate attack would be that much stronger.

    • Agree: Alden
    • Replies: @SolontoCroesus
  337. Bro43rd says:
    @Alfred

    I found this one https://www.censored.news/
    Not 100% complete but pretty good

    • Thanks: Alfred
  338. Charlie says: • Website

    Ron’s American Pravda Coronavirus piece appears to get picked out by Google for special treatment. This simple search, including the quotes and misspelled site name, runs as expected…

    “American Pravda” “Alexander Cockburn” uns

    Google returns the Cockburn piece and corrects the site name. However this functionally equivalent search runs differently…

    “American Pravda” “Coronavirus Catastrophe” uns

    Here Google returns Ron’s original 2013 American Pravda piece (they find Coronavirus Catastrophe in the American Pravda Series section at the bottom of the article), and #2 in the search results…

    American Pravda: Holocaust Denial, by Ron Unz

    Every American Pravda article has the same Coronavirus Catastrophe link at the bottom. Interesting they decided on these two.

    Mr. Unz sir, I think we’re over the target.

  339. Yusef says:
    @Patagonia Man

    “No street marches, protests movements, no petitions to Congress. Astonishing!”

    To be consistent, you have to say this is not surprising nor do you care. If people don’t have rights, as you say, why would they act as if they had rights? What would make that desirable?

    If you want something else to add to your list above, put Dubya’s reelection, along with the other scoundrels, in 2004. But should that dismay us if we understand voting is a right and rights are worthless?

    I personally have no intention of marching in the streets, protesting, petitioning, or writing letters to Congressmen, etc. It is a waste of time, as I see it by your own admission.

    We’re weak, enfeebled, and we don’t truly like or support each other. We refuse to see our basic interests are aligned. We’d rather pop off at one another on the internet, pretend everyone else is stupid or what have you.

    Under these circumstances it is better for us to be patient. One way or another we must forge or reforge our strength before we attempt anything. Otherwise, we’ll be defeated and yet further enslaved.

    Patience is a virtue. I don’t think I could bear to see the boomers– or the others– street march and so on only to get exasperated, “burned out”, and “sold out” and go down with a quiet, sneaky little fart into the air. There is a sense in which their having done that prior is part of the general unwinding of “democracy” as much as what they were protesting against.

    • Replies: @Patagonia Man
  340. Alden says:
    @Ron Unz

    Dec 1, 2018, defenestration of professor Zhang is a standard government murder tactic. James Forrestal, Olsen the CIA man involved in LSD experiments and others who get in the way.

    The murder of Prof Zhang convinced me Ron’s right.

    OT a consortium of CEOs of Fortune 500 companies have sent a letter to Donald Trump reminding him that restriction of H1-B visas is racial and country of origin discrimination.

    Given that the courts have upheld civil rights for all but Whites and affirmative action for non Whites for 50 years now, the courts will uphold hiring of foreign H1-B workers and discrimination against White American workers as soon as the first lawsuit is filed.

    • Thanks: Ron Unz
  341. @denk

    Occam’s razor

    …is an overmodulated crock—a mating call for the incurious who, in most cases, can’t even paraphrase what ol’ Willy said. With near universality it’s treated as dispositive, but is more accurately merely cautionary.

  342. Alden says:
    @Parbes

    I don’t know about other countries, but in America the First Amendment gives religion the absolute right to have group services. Group services are the basis of religion. It’s what they do. It’s what they are.

    Congress shall make no law regarding the establishment of religion ; nor prohibiting the free exercise thereof.

    The second clause means government cannot not prohibit group religious services.

    • Replies: @Parbes
  343. Alden says:
    @denk

    If you don’t mind my asking, what’s in Mali that would interest Russia and China?

    • Replies: @denk
  344. @Czarlazar

    You are wrong. Examine the situation: this webzine has been shadowbanned by the largest search engine there is, which means that anyone who does not know this webzine will probably never get to know it and everyone who has only a passing memory of it will probably forget it. People who already know this site will be unaffected, since all they have to do is include the string ‘unz’ in a search, and obtain the results they wish. So, switching from google to bing *because* of this shadowban will not strike a blow on anyone, since you already know of Unz, and thus are among the unaffected; furthermore, it goes without saying that the mere withdrawal of this relatively insignificant portion of the webosphere from google’s customership is not going to affect their business. On the other hand, people who do not know of the shadowban, or of Unz, will not be reading your comment, and therefore will not be switching from google to anything else, so you have not reached the only segment which would make your comment effective.

  345. you spent 3300 words saying what you could have said in 10 words or less.

    Jews are eliminating their ideological opponents on the internet.

  346. Yusef says:
    @Agent76

    This second link is to a satire. This is clearly marked three times in the article. There is also the stamp FAKE NEWS on the photograph at the top of the page.

    Thought you might like to know.

  347. Parbes says:
    @Alden

    “Religious rights” cannot and should not be absolute and “untouchable” under any circumstances whatsoever – especially when the exercise of said “religious rights” endangers the rest of society, and constitutes unfair privilege and a way of skirting (epidemiologically mandated, sensible) restrictions that everyone else is required to abide by. You can’t say “I’m going to keep holding my religious services with attendants in close physical contact because it’s my ‘religious right’ and I don’t give a shit about any virus”, at a time of a highly contagious, novel pandemic known to spread via close physical contact between people – because then you are directly endangering public health of the entire society (as well as, of course, your own idiot congregants, who probably deserve it though).

    The fundamentalist wacko whom I was replying to, was heaping vile abuse on “scantily dressed” (which is his REAL beef, of course) young people attending beach and pool parties in open air and sunshine – healthy youngsters virtually none of whom would get sick even if they did catch the virus; and who would not even be asymptomatic transmitters of the infection as long as they did not interact at close range with elderly relatives etc. (who should be in quarantine anyway) and wore masks in other public places. Meanwhile, he didn’t say a word about the arrogant, imbecilic pious adults who flouted every medical and legal restriction, as well as common sense, by continuing to meet for religious services in the midst of a viral pandemic known to spread by inhalation of aerosol droplets in the air – doing so in enclosed spaces, with close proximity between members of a congregation containing many middle-aged and older vulnerable individuals. And then spreading it through the population.

    Are you like this fundamentalist wacko too?

    • Replies: @Alden
  348. Lurker says:
    @Ann Nonny Mouse

    I found VDare and thus Steve Sailer, though I can’t remember how I got there first. Used to read his old site and Blogger site – then followed him to the Unz operation.

  349. SOL says:
    @Robert White

    Yeah, Kunstler is remarkably tolerant, given the wide variety of comments he allows to remain posted. I don’t know if he’s censored any 9/11 discussion in the past but even I as someone who would consider “conspiracy theories” might get tired of seeing it clutter my website.

  350. utu says:
    @Herd Stupidity

    If the Chinese timeline of virus spread and detection is to be believed then by what means could DIA detect epidemic in mid November when there was hardly anybody sick at that time? So what exactly was in the report?

    What was the purpose for the leak about the existence of the DIA report? Was it to undermine Chinese official timeline? Or a message to China that we know much more? Or some preemptive coverup of something more damaging? I do not belief in genuine whistleblowers.

    • Replies: @Erebus
  351. Lurker says:
    @anon

    First? I think your comment must have been held in moderation since 1948.

  352. anonymous[176] • Disclaimer says:
    @Czarlazar

    his daily demonization of the Serbian people

    The serbian degenerates are genocidal maniacs. They received just recompense, even if was just a show by the great satan that it too can act justly, from time to time.

    • Troll: Alfred
    • Replies: @Czarlazar
  353. If not noted above (can’t read all the comments now), it turns out that Ron Unz is completely correct in his reasoning. The Israelis have indeed caved, and the Chinese firm is not going to get the Israeli project. It’s in here https://www.haaretz.com/israel-news/.premium-u-s-china-competition-demands-tough-decisions-and-israel-has-little-choice-1.8874746 . Prescient Ron. And quite a commentary on Pompeo. He is by far the most dangerous member of the present krewe. Genial Rapturite that he is.

  354. @Alankg

    Any speculation on what Pompeo traded for Bibi’s stand-down?

    Whatever.
    If Bibi runs true to form, he is seething with determination to get even.

    This dance is not over.

    • Replies: @SolontoCroesus
  355. Main Scream Media is a tool for Hydeing Jeckyl

    Operation middle finger is geneticaly designed for themasses who wish to participate in the zomby apocalipse and are able to reach speeds approaching 1 mph

    if

    sufishently hyped at the prospect of coviding their neighbour sars serenaded by the mocking bird butterrfly chorus

    • Replies: @schnellandine
  356. Loup-Bouc says:
    @Usura

    Thank you for the Podesta emails references.

    I searched out and read the emails. No sane logic can support the proposition that those emails — any one or any combination of them — suggest a plan of assassinating Justice Scalia.

    [MORE]

    I read also sundry online “arguments” insisting that the emails show a Scalia-assassination plot. The arguments range from quasi-psychotic to simply stupid. One may presume that the arguments reflect the Rube Goldberg machinations of bored, near-numb “minds” wishing for a juicy scandal. [Since, perhaps, some Unz Review readers may be of a generation not likely familiar with the pre-Post-Modern term Rube Goldberg, I offer this: https://www.google.com/search?client=opera&q=Rube+Goldberg&sourceid=opera&ie=UTF-8&oe=UTF-8 .]

    A better assassination-claim is that Seth Rich was murdered because Rich stole the DNC emails and gave them to Wikileaks. Rich’s “crime” was a double “wrong” — a direct damage of Hillary’s campaign and also a basis of undermining Russiagate. Rich’s death was surrounded by clear, rational, competent-evidence-supported cause of suspecting Democrat or Clinton foul play. That matter has received quite enough respectable discussion in mostly-sane alternative media, like Consortium News. So, I shall not burden this thread with my own exposition.

  357. Herald says:
    @Wizard of Oz

    How obese was the ambassador? Just let us know his body mass index, that will do nicely.

    • Replies: @Wizard of Oz
  358. Anonymous[381] • Disclaimer says:
    @schnellandine

    There are other search engines but most of them operate like Google. They rig results.

    Also, each only offers one choice in the searches. Their choice.

    By choice, I was thinking of various options in the searches. Suppose you want to search only among official or mainstream news or information. That would be one option.
    But suppose you want to choose from only alternative sites. That would be another option.
    Or you want to search only among international sources. Another option.
    Or you want to search among liberal sources or conservative sources.

    But go to any search engine, and it offers only one choice.

    Anyone who comes up with Choosle or Opticon that allows one to choose can make some serious bucks.

    I would certainly use such an engine.

    Maybe Unz Site should double as this kind of search engine. The Unzle.

    • Agree: schnellandine
    • Replies: @schnellandine
  359. lavoisier says:
    @Saggy

    It has happened for sure. But Ron Unz in my opinion is a man of great moral courage and a great writer as well.

    Who besides Ron Unz has produced more seminal essays questioning the conventional narrative on such a wide variety of taboo subjects? Futhermore, he hosts a panoply of courageous writers who are allowed to explore any number of subjects on his web site.

    I know it might be a stretch. But in many ways I see him as potentially as significant a figure as George Orwell or even the great Solzhenitsyn. If his web site continues to attract the caliber of so many of the commentators here he will have an enormous impact on the future.

    I have nothing but admiration for RU.

    This man ventures into those rarefied haunts where there be dragons!

    • Thanks: Ron Unz
    • Replies: @Colin Wright
    , @Alden
  360. @Pericles

    Now you see, I didn’t say that, did I?

    • Replies: @Pericles
  361. @Ron Unz

    Scientifically, the virus strain that hit Wuhan and the virus strain which hit Tehran were different. To restate: the coronavirus strain which hit Wuhan did not start the spread in Tehran. This was a different “coronavirus” (actually chimera) strain. This was known from the earliest genotyping. By all accounts the Tehran strain is more lethal, and likely designed that way, and released to have the most bang in proximity to Iran government officials.

    Also Ron, the biowarfare evidence is much more than circumstantial. Without a direct admission of guilt, the genome evidence has from the beginning indicated that COVID-19 is an engineered chimera which could not possibly originate from a native wild bat coronavirus, suddenly acquiring 15% – including the lethal spike attachment region – change or “mutation” difference from any known bat or pangolin genome, then miraculously “jump” to a human host.

    Now the bat coronavirus (which the US biowarfare spooks and labs have an actual patent on) is without a doubt the backbone on which the 15% genome difference was engrafted, to produce this. A group of researchers at the University of North Carolina had in fact produced a similar chimera in 2015, and remarked extensively on the danger and lethality and unknown consequences. This paper has already been publicized by Pepe Escobar. It is from Nature Medicine, a highly respected orthodox Western scientific journal.

    Early commentaries on the COVID-19 chimera genome indicated that in this 15% difference area, was the coding for the spike attachment area. It has been known that as it is a coronavirus type, it binds to ACE (angiotensin converting enzyme) receptor, a key receptor in the epithelial cells of the lower respiratory tract. It is very likely that there are genetic and racial differences in the composition and receptivity of these ACE receptors.

    Also, clinically it is glaringly evident that the COVID-19 chimera causes derangement of the immune system in the human host, and such effects are what is really killing people – e.g. the cytokine storm in the lungs, the probably autoimmune cerebritis, nephritis, and myocarditis. It is known that the COVID-19 chimera not only attaches to ACE receptors, but also to CD4 receptors of human white cells, certainly T cells.

    In this way it is exactly like HIV virus, and it produces a state of opportunistic infections and distant effects exactly the same as HIV, only faster and more lethal! This is to be expected since HIV alleles are found in that 15% new or engrafted COVID-19 chimera RNA genome.

    • Thanks: Olivier1973
    • Replies: @Astuteobservor II
    , @Alfred
  362. @potemkin villiage bank

    able to reach speeds approaching 1 mph

    That’s funny. Checked out your archive recently; some good chuckles.

  363. @Anon

    I doubt their [Iran’s] health system is in much better shape than other developing countries’.

    You may be surprised.
    Iran’s Home Health system was imported by a physician in Mississippi who had spent the better part of his life searching for a way to service poor Blacks in his state

    https://www.fic.nih.gov/News/GlobalHealthMatters/Pages/1209_health-house.aspx

    “After decades of frustration and millions of dollars invested with dismal results, Mississippi health care pioneer Dr. Aaron Shirley knew he needed a fresh approach. . . .

    “Together with James Miller of the Oxford International Development Group, Shirley reached out to Iranian health care experts for advice. He knew WHO and World Bank evaluations indicate positive outcomes from Iran’s novel health house concept and thought it might provide the solution for his own population.

    He discovered his Iranian counterparts are dealing with many of the same issues he faces: lack of funding and trained personnel. And yet they are having stunning successes, reducing child mortality rates by about 70 percent since 1980 and increasing contraception rates to 90 percent, even in rural areas.

    Shirley and Miller began conversations with officials from the Shiraz University of Medical Sciences (SUMS), which manages more than a thousand urban and rural public health facilities in Iran’s Fars province, in addition to training health care workers and conducting research projects. Over time, they built a relationship based on mutual respect and a desire to share information.

    The late Dr. Shirley’s successful collaboration with Iran came to mind when media rolled out the “We Blacks are dying from Covid in far larger numbers than you whites” meme, and the dean of Meharry Medical College appeared on C Span to complain of the “disparities” in Covid services available to Blacks. Dr. Aaron Shirley graduated from Meharry Medical College.

    As well, Iran developed programs for organ donation that McGill Journal of Medicine argued was worth imitating. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2322914/

    On the other hand, the execrable Mark Dubowitz has been inexhaustible in tweeting about how “Iran has all the drugs it needs; sanctions are not harming Iran’s ability to fight Covid; they’re just incompetent.”
    Which is what one would expect FDD to megaphone.
    _________
    On another topic: A friend thinks that the religiosity of TruNews is enough to discredit Rick Wiles and his unpolished but surprisingly well-informed colleagues.

    The other day they dug up some old, old books and papers by the Rockefellers, Club of Rome, Davos Forum and others that spelled out a depopulation agenda as well as the purpose of destroying-resetting the world economy.

    Worth spending an hour if you have one to spare

    ECONOMIC LOCKDOWN: IS THE CLUB OF ROME IMPOSING LIMITS TO GROWTH?
    https://www.trunews.com/stream/economic-lockdown-is-the-club-of-rome-imposing-limits-to-growth

    • Thanks: Iris
  364. @Art

    ‘These Jews are burning books – this is the modern equivalent of book burning. This is a crime against humanity, done in of all places – America.’

    Well, the real problem here is essentially the same as it was with railroads in the late nineteenth century.

    A few large companies exert too much power over a vital aspect of life.

    In the late nineteenth century, the eventual response was interstate tariffs and regulation of the railroads.

    We might also think about forcibly breaking up Facebook and Google somehow. But the first step is to establish a general awareness that there’s a problem.

  365. @lavoisier

    ‘…I know it might be a stretch. But in many ways I see him as potentially as significant a figure as George Orwell or even the great Solzhenitsyn…’

    It’s worth pointing out that even Orwell was very mistaken about things at various points.

  366. @ Ron

    You can be proud, you are on this list:

    http://www.propornot.com/p/the-list.html

    But you are still not on this one:

    https://archive.is/vvpf9

    It looks more and more like an Orwellian novel, except that it’s the reality.

  367. @Alfred

    And not to forget the numerous Russian ambassadors who experienced a sudden death recently. Not to speak of the assassinated one in Turkey.

    If even the cnn said it…

    https://edition.cnn.com/2017/03/24/europe/dead-russians/index.html

    And not to speak about Soleimani and the failed attempt against the Skripal by the UK and the successful one againt Berezovsky.

  368. naill says:
    @Exile

    Well, hate to say this, but there may be some element of truth to Ron Unz’s theory after all!

    https://www.rt.com/news/489783-israel-snubs-china-desalination/

  369. Czarlazar says:
    @anonymous

    Instead of hiding behind an anonymous handle to spout your venomous garbage, at least identify yourself with a pseudonym and stand behind your comments with pride. You sound like a lonely pathetic loser holed up in your elderly mother’s basement, spouting hateful diatribes in between bouts of online porn. I’m amazed your sick comments pass moderation on a usually civil comments section.

  370. @Yusef

    I hear what you’re saying Yusef, but I aim my comments more at those contributors here who believe that its better to vote for this party rather than that party, or this candidate than that candidate – all the while suffering under the delusion that they’re having a real say in a functioning democracy – whereas what they’re actually doing is participating in, and worse still, legitimating, a corrupt political system. As I’ve said before the reason party machines work so hard to ‘get out the vote’ – is not just to win, but to get a high enough percentage of the voting population to legitimate the election of any party/candidate.

    “A people that elect corrupt politicians, imposters, thieves and traitors, are not victims, but accomplices.” – George Orwell

    As has been amply demonstrated on this site, quoting the 2014 Princeton University study
    Testing Theories of American Politics: Elites, Interest Groups, and Average Citizens https://scholar.princeton.edu/sites/default/files/mgilens/files/gilens_and_page_2014_-testing_theories_of_american_politics.doc.pdf

    – the USA is the least democratic (in the sense of voters being able to effect change via their electoral system) than all other Western liberal democracies.

    Also, I write for the goons who believe that a country with a one party system but a market economy, like China, is somehow inferior to a country with one party, but two wings and a state capitalist ruling elite which has inserted itself above political authority, as in the United States.

    Unless the utterly ridiculous Electoral College system is reformed to make it more direct, the only exit strategy I can see for the American people is that states (or groups of states) begin to cede from the Union (which is what the American Civil War was actually about) or you arrest and imprison the ethno-religious group who are hiding in plain sight as Fifth Columnists and are subverting the national affairs of the United States under laws of treason or sedition.

    Remember, the Byzantine Empire (aka the Eastern Roman Empire) was the most successful empire in world history lasting 1400 years. This was because they never allowed jews to participate in government , finance or education. There might be something to that for all of us.

    “Under these circumstances it is better for us to be patient.”

    Nah.

    “Life is short, and information is endless” – Aldous Huxley

    IOW, its better to die on your feet – than live on your knees!

    • Thanks: Yusef
    • Replies: @Alden
  371. Sean says:
    @Anonymous

    They put forth a connection to the Military Games last fall,

    That is not at all the same thing as China having alleged a deliberate bioweapons attack by America. Nor is the US suggesting COVID-19 came from a Chinese lab an allegation of China having deliberately launched a bioweapon attack on anyone.

    A deliberate bioweapons attack has always been understood by all nation states to be an act of war with an incalculable (ie possible thermonuclear) military response by the target quite certain to follow.

    It is doubly ludicrous to assert that the US could call in a favour from Mossad (the organisation that supposedly did 9/11 because their PM said ) to get them to kill the Chinese ambassador in order to rap the Israeli PM over the knuckles over China building infrastructure for Israel.

  372. @Anonymous

    loser holed up in your elderly mother’s basement

    Could hardly be worse than letting that hoary bit dog-paddle down the page.

    • Disagree: schnellandine
  373. Incitatus says:
    @Franz

    “Ron Unz probably got the correct diagnosis, but that makes these creeps not only censors, but pussies.”

    God forbid – creeps and otherwise – appear as pussies (least of all multi-millionaire web-zine-owners obsessed with themselves)!

    “When the church burned Giordano Bruno at the stake, they didn’t make it look like a dry firewood accident. They had the balls to read the charges, post his Thought Crime, and fry him honestly.”

    Great analogy!

    Isn’t Girolamo Savonarola a better fit? The cleansing force of infant nihilism/libertarianism? Talk directly with God (he alone), discard all safeguards and any need of proof), preach conspiracy and then identify/victimize conspirators to you fan-base?

    Bonfire of the Vanities (conspiracy striptease)?

    Didn’t end well.

    Stay well Ron.

  374. Iva says:

    I love Ron Unz Review. I send link to my friend all the time. I used to share on FB also. Recently I got announcement that there is a new browser coming toFB” . What is this about.

  375. @Alfred

    I can understand your feelings, but James Scott wasn’t really addressing you in particular and your case does not in anyway lessen the validity of Mr. Scott’s point.

    Ron Unz bet this site early on any and every conspiracy theory only to quickly move to the mainstream narrative and justification for lockdown policy simultaneous with still giving voice to the conspiracy theories.

    Philip Giraldi with ZERO to go on threw it out there probably 60 days ago that there was a good chance Israel created and weaponized the virus.

    Not wise.

  376. Poco says:
    @IvyMike

    How about the hate speech. Does the hate speech make your ass hurt too?

  377. @SolontoCroesus

    Is it possible?

    Pompeo promised Bibi that Israel would produce the vaccine that Trump said he was preparing to deploy hundreds of thousands of “troops and others” to “distribute,”

    https://www.cbsnews.com/news/trump-coronavirus-vaccine-military-distribution-ready/

    and that Alan Dershowitz said Americans MUST be vaccinated, no exceptions: “No vaccination, stay in your house or leave the country.”
    https://www.trunews.com/stream/noahide-nonsense-alan-dershowitz-quotes-torah-law-to-justify-mandatory-vaccinations

    • Replies: @CMC
  378. Erebus says:
    @utu

    … by what means could DIA detect epidemic in mid November when there was hardly anybody sick at that time?

    We know athletes were getting ill at the Games.

    Here’s an admittedly hypothetical scenario describing what they may have known, and how they may have known it.

    The question is why the Whitehouse buried it.

  379. Richard B says:
    @Anonymous

    I hear you loud and clear.

    I did, after all, write this:

    But that doesn’t mean I agree with him in general, or with this article in particular.

    Nor does it mean I approve of him handing out gold stars, etc. like a Primary school teacher.

    And though I’m fully prepared to go into detail as to why I often don’t agree with him it’d be better to end here with a final thought.

    If I’m wrong about Ron and his site that’s a quick fix. I’ll just admit that I’m wrong.

    And, certainly, some of his more thoughtful critics have given many of us reason to at least consider what they have to say on the matter.

    It’s also worth noting that I hear you loud and clear here at TUR.

    Meaning, whatever else he’s done he hasn’t kept us from this exchange.

    And I do agree that something strange has happened to Ron since this coronawhatever started.

    But I’ve also noticed the same thing with Steve Sailer and Paul Craig Roberts.

    The same guy who’s basically turned this forum over to antifa?

    I’ve heard this from a couple of other commenters as well.

    Do you have any examples you could share?

    • Replies: @Iris
    , @Anonymous
    , @Anonymous
  380. Richard B says:
    @Colin Wright

    I’m not sure Ron should actually be added to Mount Rushmore.

    Haha! Agreed!

  381. Medon says:

    “But just a couple of days later, the Times then reported that Du Wei, the Chinese ambassador to Israel, age 57, had been found dead at his home, having suddenly fallen victim to “unspecified health problems.” The piece emphasized that he had become a leading public critic of America’s current policies toward China, and the juxtaposition of these two consecutive NYT articles raised all sorts of obvious questions in my mind.”

    He forgot his place it seems.

    @Patagonia Man
    Jews are not the problem inasmuch as more preferred pawns or you think jewish globalist elites want millions and millions of rabble in their world just because they’re jewish?

    “IOW, its better to die on your feet – than live on your knees!”
    That’s what they all say until fear makes them lose their dignity, if they ever had any.

    “As I said some time ago, Ron Unz needs to reach out to Joe Rogan.”
    Rogan’s not that stupid⚰

  382. Alden says:
    @Parbes

    Whatever, “not prohibit free exercise thereof” (religion ) means just that. Every religion has communal services. Individuals can just meditate read the Bible and pray in private. But the essence of religion is their communal services.

    Freedom of religion has hundreds of judicial precedents. And if Mosques can remain open and a hundred Muslims can have a picnic in the park to celebrate Ramadan, then other religions can gather for their services.

    The covid hoax is nothing but seasonal flu created and publicize by the anti White media anyway.

    • Replies: @Parbes
  383. @Anonymous

    Good reply to Unz! Once again Unz believes in his Utopian Fantasy World that somehow this website would garner some praise from the Psychotic Jews that run the Internet and the rest of the world. Unz believes his data should show them….what…that he’s a objective and shows all sides? They don’t care….as George Carlin said, “It’s a private club and you are not invited.”

    Unz is a brilliant guy but he just doesn’t get it: He Will Never Be Invited to the Party! Furthermore, it’s going to get worse. I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again: The reason they will try to destroy you is because you scare them! Reggie Jackson said it best: “They don’t boo nobodies?”

    Unz should just accept it and realize this is just the beginning of the end of his rankings etc. So instead of crying about it….ATTACK, ATTACK, ATTACK. NEVER GIVE UP THE OFFENSIVE. GO AFTER THEM AND NEVER LET UP OR KNELL BEFORE YOUR MASTERS.

    • Replies: @Colin Wright
  384. Wally says:
    @Ayatollah Smith

    said:
    “Google has been losing pages and websites for 20 years, and routinely does exactly what they did to Ron Unz’ articles. Wikipedia is worse. If you want to know the number of protons in a Cesium atom, Wiki will give you the correct information. But on anything to do with most current topics, Wiki is a hive of censorship.”

    – Well said.

    recent:
    Wikipedia Co-Founder: Site’s Neutrality Is ‘Dead’ Thanks to Leftist Bias: https://www.breitbart.com/tech/2020/05/26/wikipedia-co-founder-sites-neutrality-is-dead-thanks-to-leftist-bias/
    plus:
    How Israel and Its Partisans Work to Censor the Internet: https://www.unz.com/article/how-israel-and-its-partisans-work-to-censor-the-internet/?highlight=wikipedia
    Zionist Wikipedia Editing Course: http://www.israelnationalnews.com/News/News.aspx/139189

  385. denk says:

    FUKUS turf wars on the Chinese….

    All the world are belong to us
    Get off my turf !

    Pakistan,

    Mehsud was anti-American. Or was he? We haven’t seen him target any high or low profile American assets since the famous 2004 kidnappings. But he has single handedly done what others failed to do: he effectively scuttled Chinese help in a major Pakistani development project.

    [1]

    [MORE]

    Afghanistan…
    Chinese workers murdered in cold blood,,

    Chinese workers become the victims of economic rivalry among various companies as many foreign firms including Turkish and US ones try to monopolize rebuilding projects in Afghanistan,”

    “Chinese laborers are cheap and their work is best known for their high standard. That is why rival companies want to get them out of biding for rebuilding projects in post-war Afghanistan,” he stressed.

    [2]

    Sudan

    If one asks the question “who benefits from the South Sudanese civil war?” the answer is clear. The USA is presently the ONLY beneficiary of the ongoing horrors in South Sudan for this latest round of conflict has once again shut down the Chinese run oil fields in the country.

    The USA has determined that its in its “national interests” to deprive China of access to Africa’s oil fields and has succeeded in its goal of again shutting down Chinese oil production in Sudan, the only majority Chinese owned oil field in Africa.

    [3]

    Congo

    The scene was therefore set for the escalation of unrest and vandalism: outright looting of shops, stores and properties belonging to Chinese nationals in the Ngaba, Kalamu and Limeté communes in the capital Kinshasa and those of Lebanese in the Masina township, including Hasson and Brothers.

    So why do Congolese opposition leaders not wait until 19 December 2016 to see if there will be “a slippage” (a term they love to use) of the current Congolese Head State’s term in office instead of being agitated now, destroying newly built infrastructures (destroying is easy, rebuilding is difficult) and looting other people’s properties? We still have two years to go. Why don’t they wait? If Jean-Claude Muyambo, José Makila, Vital Kamerhe, Fayulu Martin, and others take power “the Burkina Faso way”, we doubt that they will logistically be able to organize the election the next day! Their behaviour lead many people to conclude that they are either jealous of Joseph Kabila’s achievements or they are manipulated by foreign predators. The fact that Martin Fayulu visited the United States immediately after three days of riots speaks volume

    [4]

    Congo mine attack kills three Chinese nationals: Xinhua [5]

    Obama, son of Africa, did Kenya

    Within days, this peaceful country sank into sectarian violence. The riots caused over 1 000 deaths and 300 000 displaced. 500 000 jobs were lost.
    …….
    Compelled to accept the compromises forced on him in order to restore civil peace, President Kibaki agreed to create a prime minister post and to entrust it to Raila Odinga, who immediately began reducing trade with China.

    [6]

    Tip of an iceberg….

    Too much B.S., too little time,

    ISRAEL
    Chinese ambassador heart attacked,
    Desalination plant proj called off,

    Whodunnit ?
    Elementary, Watson.

    [1]
    https://advocateyousuf.blogspot.com/2007/07/sino-american-turf-battle-in-pakistan.html

    [2]
    http://en.people.cn/200406/21/eng20040621_147032.html

    [3]
    https://www.counterpunch.org/2014/01/23/the-usa-v-china-in-south-sudan/

    [4]
    https://www.globalresearch.ca/washington-drives-an-imperial-wedge-between-congo-and-china/5429886

    [5]
    https://www.reuters.com/article/us-china-congo-mining-idUSKBN21O0V2

    [6]
    https://www.voltairenet.org/Behind-the-2009-Nobel-Peace-Prize

  386. @niteranger

    ‘… Unz should just accept it and realize this is just the beginning of the end of his rankings etc. So instead of crying about it….ATTACK, ATTACK, ATTACK. NEVER GIVE UP THE OFFENSIVE. GO AFTER THEM AND NEVER LET UP OR KNELL BEFORE YOUR MASTERS.’

    Perhaps…and it’s certainly interesting to watch.

    However, another way to look at it is that ‘they’ are trying to marginalize Unz Review. Should Ron cooperate in that process?

    It’s all an interesting question — and Ron knows better than anyone what cards he holds and what he wants to achieve. That’s probably what he should focus on.

  387. Anonymous[425] • Disclaimer says:

    Google plays dirty.

    • Replies: @aandrews
  388. Ano4 says:
    @Robert White

    Ano4, are you inferring that everyone should just sit back and watch the neocons screw everyone on planet Earth with their new age fascism run amok?

    The answer is an emphatic No.

    And I have nowhere accused the Chinese virologists of being the culprits behind the virus release.

    The Chinese might have been framed.

    After all, it was well known what they were about in the Wuhan lab, a significant part of their research being paid with the US taxpayer money.

    But the historical significance of the first (accidental?) release of a bioengineered virus upon the world should not escape any rational human being.

    Releasing pathogens that have undergone genomic optimization is absolutely unheard of.

    Until today that is.

    Given my understanding of the situation, I strongly suspect that human civilization will not survive the XXI st century in its current form.

    Now, this doesn’t mean humanity won’t survive as a species or that civilization will disappear as a whole, but we are clearly in uncharted waters.

    And speaking of resistance, before resisting one must understand who exactly is the opponent needing resisting against.

    I believe, this might help with this crucial step:

    https://theintercept.com/2020/05/08/andrew-cuomo-eric-schmidt-coronavirus-tech-shock-doctrine/

    When one thinks about it, the virus is quite convenient to accelerate some social changes our high tech overlords might find compelling.

    If there was no such virus around, one might well invent one.

    I hope now you understand my perspective a little bit more…

  389. Athena says:

    500 DOCTORS SENT A LETTER TO YOUR PRESIDENT

    YOU MUST SUE THE MONSTERS RESPONSIBLE FOR THE MASS MURDER OF AMERICANS.

    [MORE]

    YOU MUST SUE THEM

    THEY MUST BE HELD ACCOUNTABLE

    CNN, MSNBC, FOR THEIR COMPLICIT SILENCE, FOR NOT SAYING A WORD ABOUT THESE MURDERERS

    https://www.newsbud.com/2020/05/26/covid-tide-turning-big-time-but-dont-let-up-yet/

  390. @Herald

    You make my original point. The idea that Ron’s guess about the likelihood of the 57 year old dying then was enough to be confident about his suspicions without more inquiring and investigating struck me as unimaginative at best. Actually the poor chap had gone from starved in childhood and youth to obese then looked thin as a rake because of his stomach reduction surgery and the disciplines imposed on him by the post operative follow up to his quadruple by pass. BMI went from 40 to 17 😎

    • Replies: @Herald
  391. Iris says:
    @Richard B

    And I do agree that something strange has happened to Ron since this coronawhatever started.

    Could that be respect for carers and the elderly? Protecting the credibility of the website he built?

    The position of the corona hoaxers would be more acceptable if at least they would clearly separate the question of the reality of the pandemic, from that of the relevance and efficiency of public health policies deployed in response to it.

    While some experts with no skin in the game do make dismissive claims on the subject, no frontline health worker actually in contact with Covid-19 patients ever questioned the reality of the pandemic. The latter are the ones with high risk exposure, therefore only their opinion matters.

  392. denk says:
    @Alden

    I made it clear in the introduction, its about a mega rail proj.

    May I refer you to the link for more info ?

    If you want deeper understanding of Mali and the world in general, I recommend this…
    http://axisoflogic.com/artman/publish/Article_65346.shtml

    • Replies: @Alden
  393. Poco says:
    @Colin Wright

    I have noticed this evolution over the last month as well.

  394. @James Scott

    Your response is bizarre. You do not meet the objection that Ron had already said you could find UR articles by including “unz. Honesty and decency on your part both required that you correct your error and apologise
    Then there is your reference to flu which has nothing to do with what you are replying to – and anyway is just plain wrong if you are saying Covid 19 is a flu virus. It’s hard to believe any one could now be so misinformed.
    As to Ron lying I haven’t had reason to suspect a lie in 22 years of paying close attention. His only motive – being the person he is – would be to obfuscate his making of an error that would diminish his authority and I don’t detect that either in such test cases as his erroneously referring to the WTC towers falling into their own footprints. (In that case he has neither nor admitted the error nor repeated it). I’m sure your withdrawal from UR would not worry him.

  395. CMC says:
    @SolontoCroesus

    I don’t understand why leaving the country would necessarily be an option in the hypothetical D lays out.

    If someone who refuses the vaccine becomes so irredeemably and permanently contagious (‘Typhoid Mary’ is the example he used), wouldn’t it be potentially against US interest as a whole to inflict that person on foreign nations? Couldn’t those foreign countries refuse entry? Then what? Jail, right?

  396. @Iris

    The latter are the ones with high risk exposure, therefore only their opinion matters.

    You forgot to sign off with a pentagram and some goat’s blood.

    Now go bang your pots and pans out the window. You have our expert permission to bugger off.

    Can’t believe I’m about to quote Katie Hopkins…

    • Replies: @Iris
  397. Alden says:
    @denk

    I read your post that Chinese rail executives were killed in a hotel in Mali. I wondered why China has an interest in Mali.

    The link makes it clear. A French Company has a uranium mine in Mali. A Chinese company wants to take over the uranium mine and substitute Chinese colonialism for French colonialism. And build a railroad through 120F heat and desert to transport the uranium. Kudos!!!!

    • Replies: @denk
  398. Alden says:
    @Patagonia Man

    The electoral college is the only thing that prevents the cities in a few of the biggest states from winning every presidential election.

    Do you really want to be ruled by a consortium of Chicago NYC Harlem Bronx and de toilette blacks and Jews, Hollywood Jews, San Francisco gays and Killadelphia blacks?

    A few biggest states together have enough electoral votes to decide who’s president. Solid anti White Democrat California has 55 out of 270 electoral votes in 2016

    Without the electoral college, the presidential votes of voters in 42 states are meaning less. It really means rule by the big city blacks, gays feminazis crazed environmentalists marxists and liberals who hate you because you are White.

    • Replies: @Patagonia Man
  399. @Iris

    ‘While some experts with no skin in the game do make dismissive claims on the subject, no frontline health worker actually in contact with Covid-19 patients ever questioned the reality of the pandemic. The latter are the ones with high risk exposure, therefore only their opinion matters.’

    What statistics can you provide to support your statement? What’s the death rate from the Corona Virus among ‘frontline health workers’?

    • Troll: L.K
  400. Alden says:
    @Cowboy

    Might be fun to make you’re own diagram if you’re stuck at home during the quarantine

    • Replies: @Cowboy
  401. Shaniqua says:
    @Ron Unz

    Unz and Co., do an article on how the PTWB view the masses.

    [MORE]

  402. BrainSlug says:
    @Colin Wright

    The government is run by mobsters.

    They did it to send a message.

    It doesn’t make sense to you because you are not a psychopath.

  403. Pericles says:
    @Colin Wright

    Well, you wrote ‘equally well’, which implies 50/50, but perhaps you have some third option?

  404. Anonymous[156] • Disclaimer says:
    @Richard B

    Check out any of parbes comments here, or astupidobserver II in earlier Corona threads, both of them (they may be the same person) want people who disagree with them to die. There’s our resident coprophile FB, who routinely invokes bodily functions when you disagree with him. (He also wants Chinese-style social credit in the US.) And of course there’s the army of Team China hacks (who can’t distinguish criticizing the US from praising the CCP) led by the certifiably insane Godfrey Roberts (who thinks the Chinese government is the first government in history that doesn’t lie). It’s true that some of these guys have been here awhile, and there are some concern trolls and cucks on the right, but ever since Corona kicked in, Ron has let the left-wing loonies run rampant. He’s started blocking reasonable comments that previously would have gone through, while allowing his leftists to post all kinds of unhinged garbage.

    • Replies: @Astuteobservor II
    , @Parbes
  405. Ducksgo says:
    @Ann Nonny Mouse

    I use DuckDuckGo browser (works very well) in my android mobile phone and it uses DuckDuckGo search engine as a default. Actually I can choose what search engine to use as default but most often I find what I need using the DDG engine. No problems in finding Unz etc in search results. I also use DDG search in my PC together with FireFox browser.

  406. Zuck put this Izzie genocidaire cooze on his censorship board, so now everybody who wants to wipe out the Palestinians can speak out freely.

    https://electronicintifada.net/blogs/ali-abunimah/israeli-lawmakers-call-genocide-palestinians-gets-thousands-facebook-likes

  407. Iris says:
    @schnellandine

    You always have to out-do anybodyelse and indulge in one-upmanship, instead of producing rational arguments.

    Same as Leo Trotsky, of which Lenin said that he was the specialist for spouting populist slogans that cost him nothing.

    Same as your intellectual reference Katie Hopkins, the rabid supremacist Jewess posing for a militant White nationalist.

    And same as her employer The Daily Mail, the Nr1 Zionist mouthpiece in the UK.

    Is that by chance or is it a cultural trait?

  408. Franz says:

    Hey!

    This might not explain everything but it sure is a predictable revelation:

    Facebook appoints Israeli censor to oversight board

    https://electronicintifada.net/blogs/tamara-nassar/facebook-appoints-israeli-censor-oversight-board

    The operative section:

    Facebook has hired the former director-general of Israel’s justice ministry as a member of its new oversight board…

    This body will effectively determine what content to censor or permit on the social media platform. …Emi Palmor headed the justice ministry from 2014 until she was dismissed from her post last year…

    Under her direction, the Israeli justice ministry “petitioned Facebook to censor legitimate speech of human rights defenders and journalists because it was deemed politically undesirable…”

    Explains a lot. “Jobs Americans won’t do” and all that.

    Speaking of one that DOES jobs (some) Americans don’t do, I been AWOL a couple days due to to rain damage at our factory… and turns out the parts we need ain’t made in the USA and so we have to jerry rig and make to with some local ingenuity. Which means the place might run better once we do some informal re-rigging. Gonna be a fun summer, folks!

  409. @Anonymous

    Retard, your stupid opinion can kill. Thus killing epic retards like you would save lives. I am 100% OK with killing retards like you to save lives.

    A fucking 6 week full medical quarantine and this entire shit would be over. Fucking retards bitching n moaning when the solution is staring in their fucking retarded faces.

    • Troll: DaveE
    • Replies: @Anonymous
  410. Parbes says:
    @Alden

    “… ‘not prohibit free exercise thereof’ (religion) means just that…”

    I don’t give a damn what it says in the U.S. constitution, which is a document written in the 18th century for political purposes by men who knew nothing about modern medical science, viruses or pandemics. And that quotation refers to normal conditions of daily social life anyway, not to emergency situations like a pandemic. In a deadly pandemic (especially the initial, most dangerous stage of it), the whole country (ANY country that’s affected) becomes like a giant hospital or public clinic. You can’t simply go anywhere and do whatever you want in a hospital, using “religious rights” as justification; you have to obey the rules. It’s the same in a country/region under pandemic lockdown rules.

    “Every religion has communal services.”

    “Having communal services” does not give a religious community the right to endanger the public health of society at large (including their own ignorant congregants). Unless, of course, the religious community completely self-isolates and quarantines itself from the rest of society, with ZERO close interaction, for the duration of the epidemic – though even then, there’s still the question of endangering their own congregants, and the added cost to the economy of having to treat sickened congregants. Also, “religious rights” cannot be used as an excuse to avoid observing restrictions mandated by legally-constituted authorities when everyone else has to observe them.

    “But the essence of religion is their communal services”

    No, it’s not – the essence of religion is supposed to be belief in God and scriptures and personal communion with the divine. “Communal services” is just a social activity which has nothing to do with “the essence of religion”.

    “And if Mosques can remain open and a hundred Muslims can have a picnic in the park to celebrate Ramadan, then other religions can gather for their services”

    Did I say that “mosques should remain open” or Muslims should be exempt from any restrictions? Pandemic-related public health regulations need to be observed by (and if necessary, enforced on) ALL religious communities, Muslim and Jewish included. The failure to ensure this, is a weakness of today’s Western societies, caused by liberal capitalist bullshit about “religious freedoms” and minority identity politics, plus simple cowardice. Anyhow, there shouldn’t BE any practicing Muslim population, mosques etc. in historically completely non-Muslim nations – they have all been allowed to come as immivasionists to the West within the last few decades, as a result of idiotic liberal immigration policies and multiculti/diversity propaganda pushed by both the “centrist” right and the left-liberals. I thought you religious right-wing types in the U.S. were against the presence of Muslim immigrants? Now you’ve reconciled yourself to that as inevitable, and want to emulate Muslim behavior??

    “The covid hoax is nothing but seasonal flu created and publicize by the anti White media anyway”

    IDIOT. Over 100,000 people have died of COVID-19 in the U.S. in two months. The U.S. now leads the world both in numbers of dead and infected, by a WIDE margin. Virtually EVERY government in the world, supported by the medical community in EVERY one of their nations, has introduced some form of COVID-19 related measures within the last few months. There is NO actual medical professional, ANYWHERE in the world today, who claims that COVID-19 is “just seasonal flu”. You are an IGNORAMUS and a NUTJOB.

    • Agree: Wizard of Oz
    • Replies: @schnellandine
    , @Alden
  411. Anonymous[156] • Disclaimer says:
    @Astuteobservor II

    Thank you for perfectly proving my point. Ron can pretend Big Tech is black-listing him, but his loss of credibility is entirely self-inflicted.

  412. @Anonymous

    This fucking retard doesn’t even understand that this ban completely proved Ron’s theories. OK, maybe not completely, but one gets the point.

    If Ron allow retards like you to post comments, so can I. Shit, there are anons advocating nuking countries in the comments, I don’t see you up in arms about it. Your entire focus has been on this virus. That tells me everything I need to know about you anon.

    Fucking retards always in searching of echo chambers. Grow so balls. It is a scary world out there, with differing opinions. Don’t wet your pants.

    In the case of covid 19, your retarded opinions can kill.

  413. @Anonymous

    This is a thought that popped up when I read your comment so, lacking a better place to record it, here goes.

    Is it possible that Google – a very different case to Facebook – has just made one crucial change. After all, unlike FB Google has not cancelled Unz.com. All that’s needed, it seems, is to include the magic search term “Unz”. So what might Google be doing if one made a guess unaffected by Facebook’s egregious performance? Could it be that it has somehow applied a criterion that requires a site to be regarded as providing reliable information if its content is to be found and promoted by Google? So, from having perhaps equal standing with Wikipedia for providing factual answers to queries it was realised that it’s Comment threads are dominated by nutters and fantasists and only about five regular writers of articles are sane and reliable truth tellers on matters of fact?

  414. Parbes says:
    @Anonymous

    “Check out any of parbes comments here, or astupidobserver II in earlier Corona threads, both of them (they may be the same person) want people who disagree with them to die.”

    No, you lying douchebag, you got it wrong again. I don’t want “people who disagree with me” to die – I want Zionazi, neocon warmongers like you to die. You bastards need to be terminated with extreme prejudice so that the world can live safe from your menace – and also to answer for all your crimes of the past 30 years.

    • Agree: DaveE
  415. denk says:
    @Alden

    kiddo,

    Mali has been a FUKUS colony.
    US, UK , F in that order, got it ?

    The Chinese wanna do biz with
    the Malese, they forgot to pay homage to the gang boss, so you bump them off.

    As Gen BUtler put it,

    Looking back on it, I might have given Al Capone a few hints. The best he could do was to operate his racket in three districts. I operated on three continents.

    All the world are belong to us.

    • Replies: @Patagonia Man
  416. Anonymous[156] • Disclaimer says:
    @Richard B

    Funny, isn’t it? You asked for examples of completely demented behavior, and the inmates are practically breaking down the asylum walls to oblige.

    • Replies: @Astuteobservor II
  417. @Ron Unz

    I hope you are not overlooking the very human tendency of “very respectable elite Establishment” people to boost their social credit by being in the know. That can only be done easily by saying something different, preferably surprising if not shocking. It is particularly used by those who know that whatever they are recognised for, as experts or insiders, is not enough. That you once got a Nobel Prize for contributions to economics won’t keep up your social prestige unless you can imply that the dinner honoring you at the White House led to you being a real insider who knows secrets of state.

  418. @Anonymous

    The bitch ass anon without a handle dodging comments.

    Typical trash. Zionists really are pussies when confronted.

    • LOL: Herald
  419. @Parbes

    Over 100,000 people have died of COVID-19 in the U.S. in two months.

    Bullshit.

    • Replies: @Alden
  420. Herald says:
    @Wizard of Oz

    Well well, silly old me, how did I miss all that.

  421. Parbes says:

    “Bullshit” based on WHAT, retard? The latest figure for total U.S. COVID-19 deaths is 101,351 as of May 27,2020, at the moment of writing this, according to Worldometer, a website that tracks OFFICIALLY REPORTED deaths from COVID-19 worldwide. (Actually for the U.S. this may actually be an UNDERCOUNT). Who the fuck are YOU, calling this “bullshit” from behind your keyboard in your basement? Are you a medical person counting and collating dead bodies somewhere? This is what the U.S. health authorities have REPORTED, OFFICIALLY, you dumbass!

    • Thanks: schnellandine
    • Replies: @Parbes
  422. Anonymous[156] • Disclaimer says:

    Memo to the asylums: when you run out of meds, you need to cut off Internet access to the inmates.

  423. Parbes says:
    @Parbes

    This post was made in response to “Scnellandine” at Comment #425.

    • Replies: @glib
  424. glib says:
    @Parbes

    don’t worry. Your grasp of excess mortality is similar to the grasp of the unz page buttons, we all get that.

    • Replies: @Parbes
  425. BobX says:

    The google unz.com ranking change is a bit hit or miss.

    leapfrogging loyalties,
    2nd link https://www.unz.com/isteve/leapfrogging-loyalties/

    HBD Citizenism affordable family formation,
    no unz links on first page

    postcard bar Philadelphia end america,
    3rd link https://www.unz.com/ldinh/postcard-from-the-end-of-america-center-city-philadelphia/

    American Pravda Harvard Asian
    no unz links on first page

  426. Parbes says:
    @glib

    Are you stupid? According to the latest OFFICIAL U.S. figures, over 101,000 Americans have died of COVID-19 so far – that’s in 3 months. Plain and simple fact, whether you like it or not. If you have a beef with reported figures and actual reality, go take it up with U.S. health authorities, bozo. I guess you must be some clairvoyant genius to have a better grasp of what’s happening in, like, the real world, than the people who are, like, actual medical professionals working in, like, actual medical facilities, from behind your computer keyboard nestled in your basement? Or maybe you’re just an autistic clown with cognitive dissonance, trolling the blogs writing inane demagogic shitposts because you don’t have a life?

  427. sally says:
    @Loup-Bouc

    Loup-Bouc. Like to know if the people have a fourth amendment promise in our constitution..which reads the right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searchers and SEIZURES, shall not be violated,..and no Warrant shall issue, but upon probable cause, supported by Oath or affirmation, and particularly describing the place to be searched, and the person or thing to be seized.. and the government fails to do its duty by law or force, to enforce it, does that mean there is no constitution at all?

    Seems to me a seizure was done without a judicially issued warrant and without affirmed probable cause.. Please show me such is not the case.

    When a constitutional obligation exist to enforce the fourth amendment by law or use of force, what happens when a government operating under the constitution fails to do its duty?

    So If the duty is to protect, papers, is not the government obligated to enforce by law or by force the promises the constitution makes to those it governs? But when one of the amendments that were included in the bill of rights is involved, failure of a government to enforce by law or force, a provision of the bill of rights, the failure of the government to act; itself should nullify the 1788 ratification and that should negate the power of constitution to authorize a government.

    IANAL, but the Bill of Rights were preconditions to ratification of the Founders Constitution. Unless the Founders agreed to amend their constitution to include the Bill of Rights (of which the 4th amendment is a part) they founders would not have been allowed to form a government. because without ratification, there is no constitutional authority to destroy the then sitting government, for the new one. Operating under the authority of the constitution, imposes duties? love to hear what your legal research produces..

    • Replies: @Alden
    , @Alden
  428. Ron Unz says:

    An interesting development…

    In a new column, former CIA Officer Phil Giraldi mentions that there’s a story circulating within the American intelligence community that Ambassador Du had been about to defect to the US, thus strongly suggesting that he was killed by his own government:

    https://www.unz.com/pgiraldi/a-death-in-herzliya/

    Obviously, if his death had been entirely natural, say by a stroke or heart-attack, the circulation of this story among American Intelligence operatives would make absolutely no sense. So I think it greatly raises the likelihood that he died unnaturally.

    Ambassador Du had been very energetic defending Chinese interests against America during his previous posting in Ukraine, and had been doing the same since he recently arrived in Israel. As far as I can recall, no significant Chinese official had defected to America in many decades. And I’m not sure I can think of any ambassador from any major country who defected during the 20th century. So the likelihood that Du was planning to defect seems quite small.

    On the other hand, if the US did kill him, it would be very natural and obvious for our government to quickly circulate this sort of cover-story. As I pointed out, the odds of someone of his age and health dying naturally in that two day window was 1 in 50,000, and unlike some of the foolish or innumerate commenters here, sensible people would know I was correct.

    So if it seemed *extraordinarily* unlikely that Du died naturally, the US government would try to quickly release their own cover-story to deflect such suspicions. Note that the Chinese government was totally unprepared for his death, and they have had no cover story ready for release.

    (A very close analogy was the massive Internet effect during January to circulate the story of the accidental release of the Chinese bioweapon, thereby preempting and deflecting much more likely suspicions.)

    So I think this evidence greatly increases the likelihood that my analysis of Du’s demise was probably correct.

    • Agree: Alankg
    • Replies: @YetAnotherAnon
  429. Alfred says:
    @Army of the Potomac

    Thanks. Most interesting. 🙂

  430. Wielgus says:
    @Czarlazar

    Maybe he learned something. It won’t happen to Tony Blair because he’ll never learn, or grow a conscience. Don’t start trying to do the right thing.

  431. Alden says:
    @sally

    The 4th and all amendments protects both citizens immigrants, tourists and anyone in the US from the government.

    Google and Facebook are not the government. So none of the amendments have been violated.

    Realistically, Ron’s writings archives and research were not seized by anyone. He still has them. A creative attorney might be able to find some civil cause of action for making Ron’s writings archives and research difficult to find on their websites. But it’s really not a constitutional issue at all.

    The constitution only protects people from government action, not private actions. And google and face book are private.

  432. Alden says:
    @sally

    Only thing I can think of is some really stretched out attenuated version of conversion. But Ron still has all his writings and archives. And anyway, conversion isn’t a constitutional violation, it’s just a common crime.

    It’s not like locking him out of an office storage unit or home where he can’t access his belongs either.

    Go on find law and present his case as your own and see if any attorney responds. Google hid my links. Face book banned me.

    Judges issue warrants only to law enforcement not private businesses who choose to not post on their websites or don’t publish someone’s letter to the editor

  433. Alden says:
    @schnellandine

    That’s about right. Average age of death late 70s same as the average age of death among the general population about 30% in nursing homes because they were sick and disabled before they got Covid hoax.

    100K out of 338 million is something like 0.0008 %. Average age of death in Italy was 81.

    I didn’t know UNZ readers believed the lying MSM

  434. Alden says:
    @GazaPlanet

    That speech is directly from the early days of the French Revolution when the revolutionary declared terror was the only way to get the people to stay in line.

  435. Alden says:
    @Loup-Bouc

    In your law professor opinion, what, if any, would Ron’s cause of action against google & Facebook be? There’s no monetary damages.

    • Replies: @Loup-Bouc
  436. Alden says:
    @Parbes

    You are correct that about 100,000 people died of covid hoax in the last few months. That’s 100K out of 338 million average age late 70s, same average age of overall deaths 30% were in nursing homes before covid hoax arrived in the US. That’s about 0.0008 of the population.

    [MORE]

    Neither you nor I interpret the constitution. Only elected or appointed judges can do that.

    If you feel so strongly, why not file a friend of the court brief for the respondents ( state governors) in the up coming 1st amendment law suits?

    Churches have filed suit in 17 states so far pleading that the state executive orders prohibiting the free exercise of religion be lifted by allowing regular communal services to begin again.

    You don’t need standing nor be a resident of the states to file a friend of the court brief. Just find the lawsuits. Write everything down, plaintiff respondent state and or federal court district names of law firms all the numbers and acronyms. Then go to that states Legal Forms page. Click on the friend of the court form and start filling it out.

    After the basic information there will be a Declaration page. Some states might use a different term. Just write out all the reasons you think the churches should be closed and for how long.

    Finish your Declaration and keep going. At the bottom of the last page there will be a box to type in a credit card number to pay the filing fee, not much maybe $150-$400. Pay the fee. Then go to the top right hand of the page That’s the electronic filing box click submit wait for a message successfully submitted whatever and you’re all done.

    Your friend of the court brief will be in the court file in the respondents section Somebody might read it.

    So do something instead of just blathering on the internet about a non existent plague that killed 0.0008% of the population average age in the 70s.

    The judges will decide. Get busy

    • Troll: GazaPlanet
    • Replies: @Parbes
  437. Loup-Bouc says:

    PREFACE

    In my comment of May 25, 2020 at 2:18 am GMT [comment # 9 of this “thread”], I wrote:

    I cannot opine just now whether Google’s action is illegal (subject to criminal prosecution) or actionable in a civil suit. Until now, such matter has not been an object of any of my legal research, law journal writing, or litigation-consultation.

    …. I shall see whether I can set aside time enough to research the matter reliably.

    This comment presents results of my research. It is addressed primarily to Mr. Ron Unz.

    [MORE]

    I. POSSIBLE LEGAL CLAIMS?

    Several problems limit the chance of obtaining judicial redress of Google’s blacklisting Unz Review [hereinafter “UR”]. One problem is finding an at-least-plausible legal claim.

    (i) First Amendment – Free Speech, Free Press
    The federal constitution’s first amendment will not help. Google’s action is not “state action.” Some, but not all, State-constitution free speech provisions tend to be limited likewise. But California’s may apply to purely private conduct. California Constitution, Article I, § 2. See, e.g., https://www.law.berkeley.edu/files/Grodin-Reprints__CLH11-12.pdf But, alas, 47 U.S.C. § 230(c)(2) may render that provision useless, unless 47 U.S.C. § 230(c)(2)’s constitution rights language [see §§ I(v) & II, below] does not relate to State-constitution rights.

    (ii) Breach of Contract, Copyright, Trademark, Antitrust
    I have not encountered indication that UR has entered a contract with Google — a contract that Google’s conduct might breach; and one issue would be economic damages. I have not read evidence that suggests Google has infringed UR’s copyright or trademark with its blacklisting or that Google’s action is an antitrust law violation — evidence that suggests Google has plagiarized UR contents unlawfully or anti-competitively or traded unlawfully on UR’s name.

    (iii) Coercion or Duress
    Suppose Google indicated — somehow provable — that it would cease blacklisting UR if UR ceased publishing material damaging to the neoliberal/neoconservative elite, the deep state, pharmaceuticals firms…… Could Google’s conduct be unlawful coercion or duress? [For a quasi-legal “definition” of coercion and duress, see, e.g., https://criminal.findlaw.com/criminal-charges/what-is-coercion-law.html . But know: (a) such “definitions” do not reflect quite accurately or sufficiently actual judicial treatment of coercion or duress claims; (b) neither “coercion” nor “duress” is limited to cases of threats of violence or physical harm or threats the law deems criminal.]

    One coercion-claim or duress-claim issue would be whether a publisher acts beyond the realm of legitimate editorial policy if it refuses to publish such material (material damaging to the neoliberal/neoconservative elite, etc.). That is an issue: (a) because of 47 U.S.C. § 230(c)(2), as is explained below, and (b) because just such editorial policy is quite that of the New York Times, the Washington Post, CNN, MSNBC, and all or near-all of the rest of mainstream media. That issue favors Google more if Google blacklisted UR because it publishes material offensive to “Jews,” Blacks, radical feminists, transexuals, etc. — for reasons I expect I need not express.

    (v) Public Calling/Discrimination
    According to Anglo-American common law, if a person engages in a public calling [“public-calling-person”], like being an innkeeper or common carrier, the public-calling-person owes the public a duty of not discriminating against any person who seeks to use the public-calling-person’s service. Clearly Google has discriminated against UR, which sought, and seeks, to use Google’s service. The question is whether Google is a public-calling-person.

    [ * Side note:
    “Person” means individual human or any entity (corporation, labor union, legally-recognized/legally protected unincorporated association, political action committe……) that the law treats as a person.
    End Side-note]

    A threshold question is where Google (a) is incorporated, (b) has its corporate headquarters, main office, or principal place of business, or (c) submits to being sued.

    Google appears to be incorporated in Delaware.
    https://www.sec.gov/Archives/edgar/data/1288776/000119312504073639/dex301.htm
    But its corporate or main office principal place of business is California.
    https://www.google.com/intl/en_us/contact/
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Googleplex

    Google has imposed a “forum-selection clause on those with whom it does business and those who would use its services; and courts have enforced that clause.
    https://blog.ericgoldman.org/archives/2013/11/googles-forum-selection-clause-upheld-again-rudgayzer-v-google.htm A forum-selection clause provides that a clause’sbeneficiary (in this case Google) may not be sued except in the jurisdiction the clause stipulates. Google’s forum-selection clause stipulates Santa Clara County, California.

    Usually, a forum-selection clause stipulates also a choice of law — choice of which jurisdiction’s law shall govern a lawsuit filed against Google. Google appers to impose a choice of California law. See page 154 of Rudgayzer v. Google, Inc., 986 F.Supp.2d 151 (2013), https://casetext.com/case/rudgayzer-v-google-1 And courts have enforced that clause. But see, e.g.,
    https://scholarship.law.cornell.edu/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=2544&context=facpub

    So, very likely UR would need to sue Google in California and submit to California law governing whether Google is a public-calling-person and has violated its public duty by blacklisting UR.

    California recognizes the common law of public calling and has statutes that codify, and limit, certain aspects of public calling law. See, e.g., Frantz v. Blackwell, 189 Cal. App. 3d 91 (Cal Ct of Appeal, 6th Appellate Dist. 1987), 1987https://scholar.google.com/scholar_case?case=3777092125165052828&q=Frantz+v.+Blackwell+189+Cal.+App.3d&hl=en&as_sdt=6,38&as_vis=1 AND CIVIL CODE CIV. DIVISION 1. PERSONS [38 – 86] & PART 2. PERSONAL RIGHTS [43 – 53.7], https://leginfo.legislature.ca.gov/faces/codes_displaySection.xhtml?lawCode=CIV&sectionNum=51

    But for much time, the California Supreme Court seemed (according to some legal scholars) to disfavor claims premised on public calling duty. See, e.g., Associated Pipeline Company v. Railroad Commision of California, 169 Pac. 62 (Cal. Sup. Ct 1917).

    In Langdon v. Google, Inc., 474 F. Supp. 2d 622 (Fed. District Ct of District of Delaware 2007), discussed for other reason below, one claim was that Google and other search-engine-providers bore a public calling duty NOT to discriminate against the plaintiff by refusing to run the plaintiff’s “ads” linking his two websites’ material purporting to expose (a) fraud perpetrated by North Carolina government officials and (b) atrocities committed by the Chinese government.

    The plaintiff asserted Delaware’s common law of public calling (not California’s). Google did not contest the plaintiff’s choosing Delaware law. Rather, Google argued that Delaware common law did not hold that a search-engine-provider was a public-calling-person. Without expressing any reasoning, the federal court ruled that a Delaware state court would rule that search-engine-providers are not public-calling persons because they are not like innkeepers or common carriers.

    Would the California courts agree, or, instead, at least consider whether a search-engine-provider can be a public-calling person? I have not found a California state court decision that addresses that question. But I could not spare much time to research the matter quite thoroughly. Perhaps, however, the matter is worth further research.

    As appears below, 47 U.S.C. § 230(c)(2) immunizes search-engine-providers from liability even — according to that statute’s terms — “whether or not [sic]…[blacklisted] material is constitutionally protected.” But that statute does NOT state that its immunity-provisions apply notwithstanding the case is that an search-engine-provider violated a common law public-calling person’s duty of not discriminating against particular websites or web-pages the provider dislikes for purely political reasons that are not contemplated by 47 U.S.C. § 230(c)(2)(A). Cf. § II(3) below.

    (vi) Fraud
    Suppose Google stated or implied clearly that it blacklisted UR because frequently UR published very damaging clearly libelous material not protected by the federal constitution’s first amendment. Mr. Unz might claim that the clear facts indicate the contrary, that Google knew so, and that Google’s blacklisting justification was a fraudulent pretext designed, for political reasons, to excuse Google’s impairing UR’s influence (for political reasons).

    Such claim is interesting not only because it is legitimate according to tort law. It is VERY interesting, — AND VERY IMPORTANT — because it might prevail DESPITE 47 U.S.C. § 230(c)(2) and federal court decisions like Langdon v. Google, Inc., 474 F. Supp. 2d 622 (Fed. District Ct of Dist. of Delaware 2007), which I discuss below.

    II. 47 U.S.C. § 230(c)(2) & SEARCH-ENGINE-PROVIDER CLAIM-IMMUNITY

    The toughest problem is 47 U.S.C. § 230(c)(2). That statute could — and because of federal court inclinations (if not biases) likely would, immunize Google against judicial action.

    Federal court decisions hold that, like AOL, Yahoo, and Bing, Google — and is an “interactive computer service” contemplated by 47 U.S.C. § 230(c)(2). 47 U.S.C. § 230(c)(2)(A) provides: “No provider or user of an interactive computer service shall be held liable on account of…any action voluntarily taken in good faith to restrict access to or availability of material that the provider or user considers to be obscene, lewd, lascivious, filthy, excessively violent, harassing, or otherwise objectionable, whether or not [sic] such material is constitutionally protected.”

    Green v. America Online (AOL), 318 F.3d 465 (3d Circuit 2003), held that search-engine-providers (AOL, Yahoo, Bing, Google…….) are “interactive computer services” that have 47 U.S.C. § 230(c)(2) lawsuit-immunity “as publishers or speakers of information originating from another information-content provider.”

    Per Green v. America Online (AOL), supra, Zeran v. America Online, Inc., 129 F.3d 327 (4th Circuit1997), Doe v. MySpace, Inc., 528 F. 3d 413 (5th Circuit 2008), Carafano v. Metrosplash. com. Inc., 339 F. 3d 1119 (9th Circuit 2003), and Ben Ezra, Weinstein & Co., Inc. v. America Online, Inc., 206 F.3d 980 (10th Circuit 2000), Congress enacted 47 U.S.C. § 230(c)(2) to forbid imposing publisher-liability on internet service providers that exercise editorial or self-regulatory functions.

    Per those federal court decisions (& others), 47 U.S.C. § 230(c)(2) bars courts’ entertaining claims that would place a computer-service-provider, like Google, in a publisher’s role, and, therefore, bars `lawsuits seeking to hold a computer-service-provider liable for exercising a publisher’s traditional editorial functions, like deciding whether to publish, withdraw, postpone, or alter content.

    I have not read, yet, a federal court decision that even intimates gingerly a possibility of exception. Worse, some federal court decisions divine from 47 U.S.C. § 230(c)(2)(A)’s catch-all phrase “otherwise objectionable” the proposition that 47 U.S.C. § 230(c)(2)(A) immunity is absolute.

    Example: Langdon v. Google, Inc., cited and discussed above

    Recall that in Langdon v. Google, Inc., the plaintiff claimed Google (and other search engines) refused to run the plaintiff’s ads* linking his websites’ material purporting to expose (a) fraud perpetrated by North Carolina government officials and (b) atrocities committed by the Chinese government.

    [ * Side-note:
    Apparently [the court did not clarify this matter] the “ads” were not sales ads or commercial messages intending to obtain or confer economic value. The court’s opinion suggests the “ads” were parts of the plaintiff’s two websites — parts that referenced journalistic-like or polemic texts apparently within those websites, texts that asserted facts that, if true, could show misconduct or malfeasance of certain politicians or a certain government.
    End Side-note.]

    Against Google’s (& other defendant search-engine-providers’) 47 U.S.C. § 230(c)(2)(A) immunity-defense, the plaintiff asserted that Google (and the others) did NOT refuse to run his ads because they were “obscene” or “harassing” — 47 U.S.C. § 230(c)(2)(A) bases of immunity — and that Google (& the others) could not create “purported reasons for not running his ads.” [The plaintiff did not mention the 47 U.S.C. § 230(c)(2)(A) terms “lewd, lascivious, filthy, [or] excessively violent.”]

    The court ruled against the plaintiff — held Google & the other search-engine defendants immune to the plaintiff’s claim — because the plaintiff failed to account 47 U.S.C. § 230(c)(2)(A)’s term “otherwise objectionable,” which, like “obscene, lewd, lascivious, filthy, excessively violent, [or] harassing” is an independent 47 U.S.C. § 230(c)(2)(A) basis of rendering a search-engine-provider immune where the provider exercises “a publisher’s traditional editorial functions like deciding whether to publish, withdraw, postpone, or alter content.”

    The unexpressed, but implicit, “reasoning” must have been that the term “otherwise” is near-limitlessly open and that the term “objectionable” implies not only something to which the search engine provider actually objected (expressly or impliedly) but also anything to which the search engine provider MIGHT HAVE objected.

    Still, perhaps three avenues may lead to avoidance of 47 U.S.C. § 230(c)(2) search-engine-provider immunity:

    (1) Suppose Google actually stated, or clearly, beyond reasonable counter-argument, implied that it “blacklisted” a website because Google determined that the site was obscene, harassing, lewd, lascivious, filthy, or excessively violent. But suppose no rational, reasonable jurist would find that the site was even arguably obscene, harassing, lewd, lascivious, filthy, or excessively violent.

    If ONLY Google banned the site it blacklisted — if all other search-engine-providers did NOT ban the same site, and especially if all other search-engine-providers ranked it high — likely a rational, reasonable judge would find that Google’s putative blacklisting reason was a fraudulent pretext. Likely such judge would rule that 47 U.S.C. § 230(c)(2) search-engine-provider immunity could NOT apply.

    (2) Suppose the blacklisted site finds substantial, compelling evidence — e.g. (but not necessarily), several whistle-blower’s affidavits averring that the search-engine-provider blacklisted the site for purely political reasons that cannot fit 47 U.S.C. § 230(c)(2)(A)’s term “otherwise objectionable.” Such may obtain if the whistle-blowers affidavits state that a political party, political candidate, political action committee (like AIPAC) bribed, extorted, or coerced the search-engine-provider to blacklist the site.

    Such NON-immunity premise obtains force form the proposition that Congress lacks constitutional power that could enable it to immunize from liability an otherwise unlawful act undertaken to serve a partisan political or foreign nation’s interest pursued with bribery, extortion, coercion, or duress.

    (3) [This is the least of the three arguments.] Suppose Google indicated, expressly or by necessary implication, that it blacklisted a website for a SPECIFIC reason, and only that reason, that is not among the reasons 47 U.S.C. § 230(c)(2)(A) expressly makes bases of immunizing a search-engine-provider.

    Then a federal court MIGHT agree
    (a) that 47 U.S.C. § 230(c)(2)(A)’s term “otherwise objectionable” could not apply
    AND
    (b) that since Google’s expressed reason ALSO is not among the SPECIFIC reasons listed in 47 U.S.C. § 230(c)(2)(A), that statute’s immunity-provision does not apply.

    Such case is distinguishable from Langdon v. Google, Inc. (supra).

    In Langdon v. Google, Inc., the plaintiff alleged that Google (& the other providers) did NOT refuse to run his “ads” because they were “obscene” or “harassing.” A negative proposition implies ANYTHING (including itself) EXCEPT its exactly contrary opposite. So, in Langdon v. Google, Inc. the plaintiff did not exclude application of 47 U.S.C. § 230(c)(2)(A)’s term “otherwise objectionable.”

    But the case is qualitatively very different if the provider indicates expressly or by necessary implication that it blacklisted for a SPECIFIC reason, and only that reason, that is not among the reasons 47 U.S.C. § 230(c)(2)(A) expressly makes bases of immunizing a provider. In that setting, the provider submits to the possibility that the court will find the provider’s specific reason is:
    (a) not akin to, or anywise like, any of 47 U.S.C. § 230(c)(2)(A)’s specific terms (“obscene, lewd, lascivious, filthy, excessively violent, harassing”)
    and THEREFORE
    (b) not contemplated by the statute’s purpose or intent. Then the court might rule that the provider-asserted objectionable conduct cannot be conduct that is 47 U.S.C. § 230(c)(2)(A) “otherwise objectionable” because “otherwise objectionable” conduct must be conduct within the ambit of the statute’s purpose or intent. Cf. supra, this comment’s § I.(v), Public Calling/Discrimination.

    The immediately previous paragraph implies the cause of this third argument’s being the least of the three. The terms “otherwise objectionable” could comprise any blacklisting reason that a rational, reasonable judge would NOT find EITHER (a) significantly unlike any of 47 U.S.C. § 230(c)(2)(A)’s specific terms “obscene, lewd, lascivious, filthy, excessively violent, harassing” OR (b) outside the ambit of 47 U.S.C. § 230(c)(2)(A)’s purpose or intent.

    Other immunity-avoidance arguments may be possible. I have not read all the possibly-pertinent federal court decisions to see whether some may suggest other ways of circumventing 47 U.S.C. § 230(c)(2). But I cannot spare the additional time needed to explore & develop further arguments or examine more federal court decisions.

    • Thanks: Patagonia Man
    • Replies: @Loup-Bouc
    , @SolontoCroesus
  438. Loup-Bouc says:
    @Alden

    Please see my commentt of May 28, 2020 at 1:31 am GMT (comment # 443).

  439. Loup-Bouc says:
    @Loup-Bouc

    This comment renders correction of one paragraph of my comment of May 28, 2020 at 1:31 am GMT (comment # 443).

    [MORE]

    I am a very poor typist and, because my eyesight is poor even when I wear corrective glasses, my proofreading is imperfect. So, not infrequently I commit typing or editing errors.

    In my above referenced comment, a typing/editing error (which my wife saw) mars this paragraph:

    Federal court decisions hold that, like AOL, Yahoo, and Bing, Google — and is an “interactive computer service” contemplated by 47 U.S.C. § 230(c)(2). 47 U.S.C. § 230(c)(2)(A) provides: “No provider or user of an interactive computer service shall be held liable on account of…any action voluntarily taken in good faith to restrict access to or availability of material that the provider or user considers to be obscene, lewd, lascivious, filthy, excessively violent, harassing, or otherwise objectionable, whether or not [sic] such material is constitutionally protected.”

    The error is in this language (first & second lines of the above-quoted paragraph): “…like AOL, Yahoo, and Bing, Google — and is an “interactive computer service….”

    That language ought to be this: “…like AOL, Yahoo, and Bing, Google is an “interactive computer service….”

    So the marred paragraph ought to be this:

    Federal court decisions hold that, like AOL, Yahoo, and Bing, Google is an “interactive computer service” contemplated by 47 U.S.C. § 230(c)(2). 47 U.S.C. § 230(c)(2)(A) provides: “No provider or user of an interactive computer service shall be held liable on account of…any action voluntarily taken in good faith to restrict access to or availability of material that the provider or user considers to be obscene, lewd, lascivious, filthy, excessively violent, harassing, or otherwise objectionable, whether or not [sic] such material is constitutionally protected.”

    • Replies: @Wizard of Oz
  440. @Alden

    Maybe the US’s voluntary voting system was the reason for the electoral college system to be established.

    But if:-
    1. voting was not held on a Tuesday, when most voters are at work, and held on a Saturday (but you know the Sabbath, *eyeroll*); and
    2. voting was compulsory for registered voters, under sanction of a monetary penalty, i.e. a fine; and
    3. 0ne-vote-one-value was enshrined either in the Constitution or legislation passed by a Joint Sitting of both houses of Congress not by Executive Order,

    … then maybe the hopelessly corrupted Electoral College system that’s actually used to disenfranchise the American people, could be dispensed with.

    • Replies: @anarchyst
  441. @denk

    Agreed.

    Westerners have to understand China’s worldview. China isn’t interested in colonization.

    China is interested in globalization, defined as trade to the mutual benefit of both countries. China is willing to pay a fair price for nations’ resources and develop a consumer base in each country it trades with:
    1. so they’re lifted out of poverty, and
    2. can afford to buy Chinese goods exported to their countries.

    OTOH, the US does globalism – where one country, the so-called “indispensable nation” dominates all other countries. Since WWII’s end, the US has conducted overt/covert invasions/ regime change operations in SIXTY-NINE countries – 33% of all UN member states up to 2010.[1]

    NOTE: the Western MSM media usually gets these two terms – ‘globalization’ and ‘globalism’ mixed up.
    [1] Killing Hope – William Blum

    • Replies: @denk
  442. geokat62 says:
    @geokat62

    More stellar reporting from the Paper of Record:

    • Replies: @Wielgus
    , @Anonymous
  443. Only judges can interpret the Constitution. And if judges decide that monopolistic cartels of internet corporations connected to the security state can bury your site, take your site off-line, and institute something like “Total Information Awareness” – a combination of total surveillance and total control of what the public sees. If judges say those are your Constitutional Rights GOYIM THE JUDGES HAVE SPOKEN. Those are your RIGHTS. The same as the RIGHT TO DESTROY THE FETUS, THE CONJUGAL RIGHTS OF SODOMITES. THE JUDGES HAVE SPOKEN.

    That is why we have a Second Amendment. And no, it doesn’t remotely depend on judges. It depends on men with guns, who are willing to use them!

  444. denk says:
    @Patagonia Man

    Well said.

    The Chinese operates on the win-win principle,…mutual benefits.

    FOR fukus , its head I win, tail you lose….I gotta win, every single time/

    P.S.
    Truth tellers have been falling like ten pins…..
    somebody should do an autopsy on William Blum.
    Rip.

    • Thanks: Patagonia Man
  445. If the state Secret Police through their monopolistic private enterprise proxies enact the functional equivalent of prior restraint, that is for the judges to decide. No case, no appeal, nada.

    This is your America. Homeland is never more secure since Mike Chertoff was lighting those gigantic menorahs for Jew Christmas.

    Your homeland, rights and Constitution remain secure, Jared Kushner is making sure of it. (as Chabad uses FEMA to grab all the masks. 100,000 gentiles, many in nursing homes, are nothing. Those masks are need in Israel, and stocks, think of the stocks, we need time to place our bets before the crash!)

  446. @Ron Unz

    “As I pointed out, the odds of someone of his age and health dying naturally in that two day window was 1 in 50,000, and unlike some of the foolish or innumerate commenters here, sensible people would know I was correct.”

    The chances of having a car accident on any given day are small, but that doesn’t mean a car accident is therefore deliberate (except in some areas of UK, where ‘cash for crash’ fraud exists).

    From Sir Fred Hoyle’s sci-fi novel The Black Cloud:

    Golfer hits ball. Ball lands on tuft of grass – so. Probability ball landed on tuft very small, very very small. Million others tufts for ball to land on. Probability very small, very very very small. So golfer did not hit ball, ball deliberately guided on tuft. Is bloody argument. Yes?

  447. Wielgus says:
    @geokat62

    This is one of the things indicating we are not yet in a full-blown dictatorship – other MSM workers calling out the New York Times, if only because of rivalry, so some of its BS is exposed.

  448. Peter Dunn says: • Website

    They’ve been shadow banning me – and my petitions – for years.

    Welcome to the club.

    Here’s one of my petitions:

    https://secure.avaaz.org/en/community_petitions/all_extraterrestrial_civilizations_the_universal_peace_petition_international/details/

    Facebook seems to redirect people to a bogus version and with Google you have to include quotation marks and then scroll down through loads of vaguely similar searches.

  449. Obama, unhappy Hillary’s loss would stop his plans to sell out the USA, became a “SHADOW PRESIDENT” and the puzzle is starting to show the depth of his involvement in a plot with the CIA, FBI, and NSA to try to overthrow President Trump. To his chagrin, Muslim Obama didn’t understand YHVH, the Lord of Host and the God of Israel, established the USA for His people, the Lost Sheep of Israel. Today the same FAKE JEWS that had taken over the Temple of God when Jesus Christ walked the earth have taken over the USA and, just like then, the FAKE JEWS are being exposed. How do we know them? By their fruit, dirty rotten lies.

  450. @Ron Unz

    There are plenty of alternatives. Bing, DuckDuckGo, Yandex, Yahoo. Yandex works fine for English too. There’s yandex.com vs yandex.ru with the latter for Russian. And vk.com is a better product than Facebook. When I use it, I can actually edit and delete and search messages. And it doesn’t insert ads in between my contact list on mobile, forcing me to see them.

    • Replies: @Biff
  451. @Ron Unz

    As I’ve mentioned on several occasions, I think one major international weakness of China is the rather weak quality of its propaganda.

    Well, lately, Chinese diplomats with the likes of Zhao Lijian and Hua Chunying have become much more active on Twitter. Maybe Twitter will eventually ban them.

    Also, TikTok is the first major Chinese internet product to go viral in America and West. Russia has not even achieved that. TikTok can compensate for China’s lack of an RT. But CCTV, Xinhua are not bad, though not at the level of RT.

    The thing is that China is culturally, linguistically, and racially completely different from the West, unlike with Russia, where there is some or significant overlap with the West. So it’s quite fair to judge on the same standard here.

  452. @Ron Unz

    You might also find it interesting that VP of Google China from 2004 to 2010 ish Kaifu Lee comes from a background with father as history professor at a major university in Taiwan. And according to the Chinese internet, his uncle was relatively high up in KMT and was executed in mainland in 1951 for sabotage/war crimes. So it’s ridiculous to blame the Chinese government to view Google as a major subversion agent. If you have Google on your resume in China, you can pretty much expect to be automatically disqualified from any government institution, especially a place like the space program. It was maybe half like that in 2015. Now in 2020, I’d expect it to be pretty much 100% so.

    Kaifu blatantly exaggerated his credentials in America in his autobiography. He claimed to be youngest professor at Carnegie Mellon computer science department at age 26 when he was only a research scientist following his PhD. And he claimed to have worked with Steve Jobs at Apple when he was there 1990-1996, when during that time, Steve Jobs had left the company.

    More info:
    https://gmachine1729.livejournal.com/123197.html
    https://gmachine1729.livejournal.com/140459.html

  453. Anonymous[156] • Disclaimer says:
    @geokat62

    Allow me to help out astupidobserver II by paraphrasing his usual response:

    “I hate you! I hope you fucking die! Goddamn retard!“

    Does that sound about right?

    • Agree: Poco
    • LOL: DaveE
  454. Wielgus says:

    The Yandex translation engine often works better than the Google one, in my experience.

  455. SZ says:

    Dear Ron,
    Your article still comes up as #3 in Yandex when searched for ‘Hispanic Crime’:

    Maybe those people who search for alternative news, should, once in a while, use alternative search engines as well. Google or Wikipedia is great if you search for ‘how to grow plants on your balcony’, but not so great for issues where the main customers of Google, and the establishment in general, have a stake at, such as news on effective treatment of, or prophylaxis for, Covid19.

    Most people think of Google or Facebook as if they are a university bulletin board or similar:

    But they are not, they are private companies (which is not a problem in itself, of course). The problem is, that they do not cater to their apparent clientele, as they do not charge them, but to secondary customers to which the original user, or better to say the original user’s preferences and choices, are actually the product that is sold. Hence, the primary users are not the source of revenue of these firms, and therefore, have no control and leverage over those companies.

    It is pathetic, and useless as well, that people view Google or Facebook as public sphere and demand policies and actions from them as they would demand from, let’s say, a municipal community centre, or a public library funded by taxpayers money. Why should Google or Facebook behave like public institutions while they are private companies who view their primary users as sources of products to be farmed and sold to their secondary, but actually their only relevant, customers? Otherwise rational and smart people demand rational action, and a concern for the ‘general good’, from these firms, but that expectation is baseless.

    That sentiment, and a kind of disappointment similar to that of a 10-year-old child discovering that Santa is not real, is prevalent among other alternative news site throughout the globe. I would cite https://www.achgut.com/, which can be viewed as the German version of UR, (as a shortcut of ‘Die Achse des Guten’, meaning ‘the Axis of Kindness’ in an ironic reference to ‘the Axis of Evil’, but also meaning ‘well, all well’ in the short version), established by Henryk Broder, also a Jewish fellow, not a programmer like Ron, but a humorous journalist (his latest piece is titled ‘Such a brothel visit will not provide enjoyment’ ridiculing the recent Coronovirus precautions adopted by the oldest industry of the world:))
    Just like The Unz Review, The Axis of Kindness is attacked and ostracised by ‘mainstream media’ and the establishment for being racist, fascist, xxx-you-name-it-phobic, anti-xxx-you-name-it-as-well, nazi-sympathiser, etc., and is de-ranked by Google.

    Platforms such as Facebook actually do perform a quite important function which is that of letting individuals getting likes and feeling appreciated, the importance of which cannot be underestimated, seriously! But individuals who claim to consider the entire picture before making up their mind and looking for alternative news should also consider using alternative search engines like the Russian and Chinese ones, and not just Bing Bing Go or Duck Duck Chicken or whatever they are called as they will be subject to the same pressure Google is subjected to, once people start using them in substantial numbers.

  456. Biff says:
    @gmachine1729

    Those are some good apps/products, and the variety is always welcomed over monopolies. Here in Tland everyone uses a Japanese app called ‘Line’.
    https://line.me/en/
    Very user friendly.

  457. @Loup-Bouc

    Thanks, Loup-Bouc.

    Do you mind expanding on the origins of “public calling”?

    (v) Public Calling/Discrimination
    According to Anglo-American common law, if a person engages in a public calling [“public-calling-person”], like being an innkeeper or common carrier, the public-calling-person owes the public a duty of not discriminating against any person who seeks to use the public-calling-person’s service. Clearly Google has discriminated against UR, which sought, and seeks, to use Google’s service. The question is whether Google is a public-calling-person.

    Are there any implications that a “person who engages in public calling” has a form of monopoly on the service offered?

    Is there a way a relationship can be construed between the matter discussed in
    https://www.unz.com/estriker/national-justice-exclusive-zionist-groups-plan-multi-front-assault-on-free-speech-over-zoom/
    the bruited and concerted attempt by one ethnic group to limit the speech rights of all other** groups?

    ** actually, and perhaps more significantly, not ALL other groups but SELECTED other groups.

    • Replies: @Loup-Bouc
  458. Hey Ron, Looks like Trump heard your call.

    “Zuckerberg says Facebook won’t be ‘arbiters of truth’ after Trump threat”

    https://www.theguardian.com/technology/2020/may/28/zuckerberg-facebook-police-online-speech-trump

    The language that The Gruaniad uses is a hoot “Two years after admitting under political pressure that Facebook must do more to prevent disinformation campaigns on its platform”

    Gotta love that “Admitting”.

    I suspect that Zuckerberg realizes just how out of control his army of Social Justice Wankers have become and welcomes the excuse. This should knock the unemployment numbers up a point or two if Google et al follow suit.

  459. uncoy says: • Website
    @Ann Nonny Mouse

    Retention under the circumstances is the target. You may need some kind of banner alerting non-registered visitors that they may not find Unz.com via search or Facebook and that if they like what they see to sign up for the newsletter. Then don’t abuse the newsletter with daily briefings but send it short and sweet once/week.

    Permanent accounts with login would also make sense. Your CMS WordPress makes permanent accounts (subscriber) easy.

    Next step might be to remove advertising entirely for signed-in users who have donated.

  460. Parbes says:
    @Alden

    “….30% were in nursing homes before covid hoax…”

    Stopped reading the rest of your tripe at that point.

    Learn to argue on the basis of FACTS and REALITY, not your delusions and cheap demagogy, if you want to be taken seriously.

    100K is approximately 0.0003, not 0.0008, of 338 million. (Or about 0.03%, or about 1 person out of every 3300 in the ENTIRE U.S.). Also, the current U.S. population is 331 million, not 338. So you failed your Basic Numeracy 101 as well.

    And by the way – the total number of (OFFICIALLY REPORTED!) U.S. COVID-19 deaths has gone up to 102,736 as of today.

    • LOL: schnellandine
  461. Loup-Bouc says:
    @SolontoCroesus

    (1) Your public-calling & monoply question

    Are there any implications that a “person who engages in public calling” has a form of monopoly on the service offered?

    Legal answer: “Monopoly” is not an element of “public calling. “Public calling” is not an element of “monopoly” (even regulated, government-established private-entity monopoly).

    Empirical answer: The class “Public calling” and the class “monopoly” intersect (overlap). But the public-calling-person”/monopoly intersection appears rather small if measured against, e.g., the intersection of electric power supply and monopoly.

    (2) Your loaded question involving “ethnic groups” and limiting free speech

    Is there a way a relationship can be construed between the matter discussed in
    https://www.unz.com/estriker/national-justice-exclusive-zionist-groups-plan-multi-front-assault-on-free-speech-over-zoom/
    the bruited and concerted attempt by one ethnic group to limit the speech rights of all other** groups?

    ** actually, and perhaps more significantly, not ALL other groups but SELECTED other groups.

    I will not lend credence to any of the psychopathological “Jew”-hatred manifestations of Eric Striker.

    [* Side-note:

    [MORE]

    I enclose “Jew” with quotation-marks for two reasons:

    (a) Many “Jews” are neither Hebraic (descendants of Abraham. The only question is how many.
    COMPARE:
    https://www.frontiersin.org/articles/10.3389/fgene.2017.00087/full
    http://www.khazaria.com/khazar-history.html
    https://www.ancient-origins.net/history-famous-people/khazars-0011246
    https://jewishreviewofbooks.com/articles/802/are-we-all-khazars-now/
    https://blogs.timesofisrael.com/leaked-report-israel-acknowledges-jews-in-fact-khazars-secret-plan-for-reverse-migration-to-ukraine/
    WITH
    https://www.unz.com/jderbyshire/dna-schmee-na-the-genetic-history-of-the-jews/?highlight=Khazar
    https://www.unz.com/gnxp/jews-khazars/?highlight=Khazar
    https://www.unz.com/jderbyshire/a-journalist-of-genius/?highlight=Khazar
    https://www.unz.com/isteve/new-study-on-jewish-genes/?highlight=Khazar-genes/?highlight=Khazar

    (b) Overwhelmingly, Zionists, not “Jews,” commit the criminal, unethical, greed-driven, power-lust-driven acts against which Mr. Striker inveighs.

    End Side-note]

    In the Striker article you link, the first paragraph is this:

    Jewish organizations are coordinating a multi-pronged assault on political liberty in 2020, naming nationalists, the Boycott, Divestment and Sactions [sic] (BDS) movement, the American Civil Liberties Union, and young people who play computer games as targets, according to a telecommunicated conference over Zoom obtained by National Justice.

    Mr. Striker prevaricates, intentionally and psychopathologically, with his assertion’s first two words. Not “Jewish organizations,” but Zionist organizations are the culprits. [Also: (a) Mr. Striker waxes risible by asserting that the alleged targets include “young people who play computer games.” (b) In rather recent years, to an extent the ACLU (once a wholly honorable and laudable institution) has acted as advocate of Zionism and Zionist goals.]

    I acknowledge that for many centuries, quite enough “Jews” have been rapacious financial criminals (like the Jews of Goldman Sachs), slavers and slave-owners, corrupters of governments, fomenters of war and oppression…. And, at least for some hundreds of years of the pre-Christian era, among the cruelest conquerors of all time. Cf., e.g., Laurent Guyénot, The Devil’s Trick: Unmasking the God of Israel, Unz Review (17 May 2020), https://www.unz.com/article/the-devils-trick-unmasking-the-god-of-israel/ But Christians and Muslims have done such evil, too — and much more than have “Jews.

    Consider ancient Egyptians, Greeks, Romans, Huns, Mongols, Muslims, Goths, Visigoths, Avars, Khazars, Magyars, Seljuk Turks, Ottoman Turks, Franks, Lombards, Ostrogoths, Saxons, Vikings, Normans, Holy Roman Empire, Austro-Hungarian Empire, the Dutch, the English, the French, Americans (before & after 1776), Phalangist Spain, Fascist Italy, Nazi Germany, Tojo’s Japan…….. And though “Jews” may be disproportionately involved in perpetrating the neoliberal/neoconservative evils of the United States, those evils owe their existence & manifestation much more to non-“Jews.”

    Classical Jewish religion bears and encourages — even commands — much evil. If “Jews” — or non-“Jews” (e.g., the 17th century Puritans of Massachusetts or a psychopathological far right Christian like Pompeo who craves Armageddon and the Rapture) — follow truly, thoroughly, or rely upon classical Jewish religion, they may, or will, perpetrate much cruel evil. But in its Reformed versions, Jewish religion at least balances classical Judaism with moral precepts parallel to the best of Islam and Christianity.

    I, Loup-Bouc, do not care even a hemi-semi-demi whit whether a person is a “Hebraic” or non-Hebraic “Jew.” I care only whether this or that “Jew” (a) commits evil acts or, instead, (b) is empathic and honorable and contributes to social (Benthamian) utility. That is: I do not consider whether a person is a “Jew” or non-“Jew.” My sole concern is a person’s actual conduct. And I will not condemn any one person for the behaviors of any other person or group of people.

    Just so, though I condemn and contemn classical Jewish religion and Zionism and Zionist Israel, I do not suppose that all “Jewish” Israelis are manifestly evil. A substantial number opposes Israel’s criminal and terrorist conduct. Even Israel Shamir is an Israeli “Jew” (though not currently by religion).

    If one presumes “Jews” are evil and denies them full, fair, free, equal social intercourse, two grave harms result: (1) Society loses benefit of the many good contributions “Jews” have rendered to society (in science, law, medicine, philosophy, civil rights, and music and other art……); (2) Society risks the same exclusionary treatment’s befalling other people of other ethnicities (Italians, Japanese, Indians……) or other religions (Catholicism, Buddhism, Sikhism, Mormonism, Orthodox Christianity, Paganism……), despite the socioeconomic contributions they would provide.

    So, I shall not address your second question, put as you posed it, not only for the reasons I present above, but also because its “ethnicity” aspect is irrelevant to the problems Mr. Unz’s article addresses and, hence, irrelevant to the proper subjects of this “thread.”

    • Replies: @SolontoCroesus
  462. @Loup-Bouc

    Y’know, Loup-Bouc, I was really impressed that you put your skills to the task of examining the legality of FB, Google vs. Unz.

    Still am.
    And thanks, by the way, for explaining nuances of “public calling.”

    Your digression into “Hebrew” vs ??? is not a topic I’m qualified to discuss, beyond an awareness that German-born, German-educated, German-admiring scholar and practitioner of eugenics Arthur Ruppin as said to be the “producer of Hebrew Culture in [zionist] Palestine, even though he spoke only German and never spoke Hebrew.

    But your rant about Striker. Wow. Run out of sugar for your coffee this morning?

    I’m not that impressed with Eric Striker or his writing, but there is nothing in his first paragraph that you quoted that is not a matter of fact.

    As a matter of fact, I was aware of the factual nature of his assertions in that paragraph, from my very close study of a Feb. 11, 2019 conference titled “Countering Anti-Semitism, Racism and Xenophobia, a session of the Jewish Council for Public Affairs national conference, recorded on C Span. I’m pretty sure I’ve mentioned it before on Unz.
    Among the speakers in that session were Amy Spitalnik, who was mentioned by Striker, iirc, and others of the Integrity First 501c-3 that has been set up to collect tax-privileged funds for their use (i.e. to pay their salaries and expenses) as they seek to “crush,” “silence,” and “bankrupt” 24 persons who participated in the (legitimately permitted) rally in Charlottesville, Virginia. Spitalnik introduced IFA this way: ” The fact that this is a lawsuit spearheaded by three short, loud, Jewish women is not something our defendants like, but we are proud to be doing it.”
    Not zionist, not Hebrew, but Jewish and loud.

    Roberta Kaplan, who self-identifies as a “loud-mouthed Jewish lesbian,” was not part of that Session, but was lead counsel in the civil action against the 24.

    It’s possible to watch the video or read a transcript of the 55 minutes-long program (actually, only 48 minutes: the first 6.49 minutes of the program, where Spitalnik and Doron Ezickson, JCPA director and member of ADL, and moderator exchange baby-talk, was clipped after the live presentation and before the recording was archived).

    Here’s the link: https://www.c-span.org/video/?457758-1/countering-anti-semitism-racism-xenophobia

    I’m very interested in your legal view on the direction Spitalnik and IF seek to take their campaign against the Charlottesville protesters.

    • Replies: @Loup-Bouc
  463. anarchyst says:
    @Patagonia Man

    /… then maybe the hopelessly corrupted Electoral College system that’s actually used to disenfranchise the American people, could be dispensed with./
    Your statement is incorrect. The electoral college is an equalizer which forces candidates to campaign in all states, not just the major population centers.
    If the “popular vote” was the determining factor in presidential elections, all the candidates would have to do is campaign in two or three of the largest states (New York and California) and could safely ignore the rest.
    You see, the “electoral college” is an “equalizer” that forces the candidates to campaign in ALL states, thereby giving ALL states a say in the election.
    The problem is not the “electoral college”, but the “two party system” itself. There should be multiple major political parties, not just two.

    • Agree: mark green
    • Replies: @Patagonia Man
  464. Loup-Bouc says:
    @SolontoCroesus

    One must clutch to one’s delusions, no? YOU have.

    Very old age, a very long life’s experience and study of many disciplines, much international travel and work enjoyed in several nations, and employment had in sundry professional and skilled-labor fields — ALL (and all together) have destroyed all illusions and delusions I have suffered, and, worse, believed.

    The digression was YOURS. YOU referenced the Eric Striker article, and YOU wrote:

    the bruited and concerted attempt by one ethnic group to limit the speech rights of all other** groups?

    ** actually, and perhaps more significantly, not ALL other groups but SELECTED other groups.

    Enjoy your hatreds. I shall not attend them more.

    Also, assuming, as I do, tenatively, but insecurely, that your “Spitalnik” reference implies that you are refereencing Steven L. Spitalnik, Professor of Pathology and Cell Biology and the Vice-Chairman of Laboratory Medicine at Columbia University Medical Center, I decline to respond to your query, since his work is irrelevant to Mr. Unz’s article.

    Since you associate your Spitalnik reference somehow with “campaign against the Charlottesville protesters,” I am lost in wondering what your query asks. So, again, I decline to respond.

    I cannot divine what or who may be the “IF” you reference. Hence I decline to respond.

    • Replies: @SolontoCroesus
  465. While you were sleeping …

    The age old philosophical question has always been ‘Who guards the guardian?’

    So, when it comes to social media and the question of what constitutes “misleading information”, who decides?

    US President Trump will sign an Executive Order, i.e., without the approval of Congress, pertaining to social media on today.

    Earlier, Trump said via Twitter that he’ll take “big action” against social media platforms after Twitter took the unprecedented step this week of applying fact-checking labels to Trump’s content.

    In turn, Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey said that the social media site will continue to flag misleading information.

    See vid embedded in link:
    https://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/americas/us-politics/trump-twitter-action-misinformation-policy-shut-down-social-network-latest-a9535096.html

    “If liberty means anything at all, it means the right to tell people what they do not want to hear” – author of 1984, George Orwell

  466. Rurik says:
    @Z-man

    Amazing that f-book and Google would ban a site because of anti immigrant content. Isn’t it ‘democratic’ to express sane and ‘diverse’ points of views.

    clearly, some views are so off-the-charts offensive, that they don’t merit suffering in our new ‘woke’ society.

    What kind of reprobate monster would ever question the transformational, non-white immigration policy into all white nations?!

    [MORE]

    Didn’t the world suffer 60+ million casualties in WWII to put an end to that debate (and the kind of men who’d make it) once and for all?

    Isn’t the new mantra of our times, Never Again!

    Have we learned nothing? That we’d give these people a platform to indoctrinate a new army of fascists and white supremacists into their sick racist ideology?!

    Does Germany allow people to go around making the Roman salute?!

    Hell no! Nor do they allow the display of swastikas or let 90 year old grannies challenge certain orthodoxies. If they try, it’s off to prison with granny.

    Do we want to be the kind of society that would allow grannies to say things we don’t like?! If so, then Sieg Hiel! Because you better learn to speak German, if you think that way.

    Google is simply expressing our collective conscience. Jews and only Jews should be allowed to genocide people wholesale and steal their lands. Did we not learn anything from the Holocaust?!

    Genocide is wrong, unless Jews are doing it. If you doubt that, just ask Google! (and every government institution and university and media outlet). Hell, try to say Israel should not murder children, and you’ll be banned from state jobs in Florida and Michigan and other states, that- like Google, are enlightened by our new moral truths.

    There is nothing more morally imperative, than that N. America and Europe and all other white nations MUST commit ethnic suicide, and with all due haste. And, that Israel must annex the West Bank and ethnically cleanse the Arabs out.

    If you’re Google, or Trump, or all moral people on this planet, doubting any part of that, or questioning any tenet there of, is automatic grounds for deplatforming, scourging, defunding and getting a beating by black-clad Antifa thugs with pipes. And perhaps prison is what’s called for next; if we get half as enlightened as Germany is today.

    Tolerating the intolerable, is not a virtue. And saying whitey or Palestinians have a right to persevere- is so far beyond the pale of decency, that no, you do not deserve the right to say so (or even think it).

    I hope I’ve answered your question.

  467. @anarchyst

    You said:

    The electoral college is an equalizer which forces candidates to campaign in all states, not just the major population centers.

    Your objection doesn’t bear scrutiny. Depending on how census areas are defined (and there’s lots of caveats, e.g., are counts for single consolidated city–county governments or not, etc, etc), see major US cities by population as of July 1, 2019*

    [MORE]

    New York – 8,336,817
    Los Angeles – 3,979,576
    Chicago – 2,693,976
    Houston – 2,320,268
    Phoenix – 1,680,992
    Philadelphia – 1,584,064
    San Antonio – 1,547,253
    San Diego – 1,423,851
    Dallas – 1,343,573
    San Jose – 1,021,795
    Austin – 978,908
    Jacksonville – 911,507
    Fort Worth – 909,585
    Columbus – 898,553
    Charlotte – 885,708
    San Francisco – 881,549
    Indianapolis – 876,384
    Seattle – 753,675
    Denver – 727,211
    Washington DC – 705,749
    Boston – 692,600

    2. AFAIK, voters on each of the electoral colleges are not legally obliged to vote the same way as they’ve registered.

    3. for the second time in recent history (if vote counts can be believed?) in 2000 and 2016 the losing Presidential candidate scored higher in the popular vote but failed to be elected. In Clinton’s (2016) case it was reported as being as high as ~2,000,000 votes. (That is no endorsement of Democratic party, btw). If there’s been 5 elections incl. 2000 Election and the most popular candidate has failed to be elected twice – thats 2 out of 5 times – a failure rate of 40%. So again, the EC is not the equalizer you claim it to be.

    4. you said:

    “The problem is not the “electoral college”, but the “two party system” itself.”

    I beg to differ. The problem is not how many parties the US has. The problem is the US has alien, (or in the very least dual-citizen billionaires) who have been allowed to insert themselves above the nation’s political authority. That is a corruption of the US’s national affairs – which even more remarkably goes largely unreported in the mainstream media

    5. As has been said on this site many a time, the USA is the least democratic nation of all Western nations, as voters have little to no chance of making policy changes via their electoral system, see the 2014 Princeton University study: Testing Theories of American Politics: Elites, Interest Groups, and Average Citizens
    https://scholar.princeton.edu/sites/default/files/mgilens/files/gilens_and_page_2014_-testing_theories_of_american_politics.doc.pdf

    * “City and Town Population Totals: 2010-2019” estimated by US Census Bureau, Population Division

    • Replies: @anarchyst
  468. Wally says:
    @trelane

    “Deplorable” numero uno is doing something about it.

    Donald Trump Signs Exec Order to Curb Big Tech’s ‘Unchecked Power’
    https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2020/05/28/donald-trump-signs-exec-order-to-curb-big-techs-unchecked-power/

    Trump Signs Executive Order Stripping Social Media Companies Of “Liability Shield”
    https://www.zerohedge.com/technology/white-house-plans-empower-fcc-regulate-american-social-media-giants

  469. @Loup-Bouc

    1. I take it back.

    Y’know, Loup-Bouc, I was really impressed that you put your skills to the task of examining the legality of FB, Google vs. Unz.
    Still am.

    2. Regarding your:

    “Also, assuming, as I do, tenatively, but insecurely, that your “Spitalnik” reference implies that you are refereencing Steven L. Spitalnik, Professor of Pathology and Cell Biology and the Vice-Chairman of Laboratory Medicine at Columbia University Medical Center, I decline to respond to your query, since his work is irrelevant to Mr. Unz’s article.”

    Unless Steven L. Spitalnik is transgender, noooo, the professor of pathology is not the same as the person I named, identified, associated, and briefly explained that she — yes, she — self-identified as a “loud Jewish woman;” in other contexts within the proceedings of the JCPA conference she self-identified as lesbian.

    Helluva nice guy that I am, I’ll even quote the words that you seem to have had a hard time reading in my comment #468:

    Among the speakers in that session were Amy Spitalnik, who was mentioned by Striker, iirc, and others of the Integrity First [for America] 501c-3 that has been set up to collect tax-privileged funds for their use (i.e. to pay their salaries and expenses) as they seek to “crush,” “silence,” and “bankrupt” 24 persons who participated in the (legitimately permitted) rally in Charlottesville, Virginia. Spitalnik introduced IFA this way: ” The fact that this is a lawsuit spearheaded by three short, loud, Jewish women is not something our defendants like, but we are proud to be doing it.”
    Not zionist, not Hebrew, but Jewish and loud.

    I stated the name of the conference, the sponsoring organization, its date, and a reference and link to where you could review either the video or the transcript of the material:

    [MORE]

    Feb. 11, 2019 conference titled “Countering Anti-Semitism, Racism and Xenophobia, a session of the Jewish Council for Public Affairs national conference, recorded on C Span.

    Loup-Bouc wrote:

    Since you associate your Spitalnik reference somehow with “campaign against the Charlottesville protesters,” I am lost in wondering what your query asks. So, again, I decline to respond.

    My bad.

    I only alluded to the civil lawsuit that Spitalnik — loud, Jewish lawyer Amy, not scientist Steve — and other also self-identified “loud, Jewish women” lawyers in the Integrity First for America (IFA) organization have lodged against 24 of the participants in the Unite the Right rally in Charlottesville, VA in 2017 that devolved into a riot that cost the lives of one counter-demonstrator and two Virginia State policemen.

    I thought you would be interested in the distinct Jewish angle to the lawsuit — the title of the panel does specify “antisemitism,” and dwells relentlessly on “hate” which, in the minds of Spitalnik and her sœurs, resides uniquely in “white supremacists”, “Nazis” and anyone displaying a swastika.

    Spitalnik & sœurs are closely affiliated with, of course, the Jewish Council for Public Affairs JCPA that sponsored the gathering; the ADL, which was represented in the conference; the FBI, and numerous local and state police departments.

    Spitalnik, AND ADL’s AND JCPA’s goals are to “educate” all police and prosecutors to identify and prosecute as a “Hate” crime incidents such as the appearance of a swastika on a synagogue that are “too often considered mere vandalism.” “Our goal is to get everyone on board to investigating and charging as a hate crime” such things as a fight that breaks out near an LGBTQ pub, or swastikas just about anywhere.

    Why should it not be considered a “hate crime” to demonize someone who wears a swastika? Do we ban displays of the flags of WWII era Japan, or VietNam in that war?

    Why are Jews privileged to define who must be “hated” and charged with hate for displaying the swastika in an otherwise legal manner?

    Why should marching while carrying Tiki torches be considered a display of “hate”?
    Because Jews don’t like it?
    I don’t like that my tax dollars go to Israel that uses phosphorus bombs to burn Palestinian children.
    Does that give me the right to demand that Jews who wear or display the Star of David be charged with “hate” crimes, or labeled “haters”?

    My complaint was and is that one ethnic group — self-identified as Jews — is using the US legal system and numerous US institutions such as FBI and police departments — to enforce Jewish preferences (and, frankly, psychopathologies) against another more vaguely-defined ‘ethnic’ group: whites who assert loyalty to the nation of the USA.

    Doesn’t Equal Justice Under Law mean that white nationalists, even those who carry or wear or display a swastika, are as entitled to speak freely and to have their rights protected, as are Jews to speak freely and have their rights protected?

    I’m not a lawyer, I can’t cite case law or principles, but Equal Justice Under Law seems to have a very old pedigree and basically agreed-upon meaning.

    Spitalnik and her “loud mouth Jewish women lawyer sœurs” seek to overturn that principle.

    • Replies: @Loup-Bouc
    , @Loup-Bouc
  470. anarchyst says:
    @Patagonia Man

    Are you an American??

    Look up the “separation of powers”. The government was purposely set up to make it difficult to “get things done”. Compromise would be required.

    The concept of “separation of powers” was damaged with the enactment of the 17th amendment, providing for the direct election of senators.

    I stand by my statements.

    • Replies: @Patagonia Man
  471. Loup-Bouc says:
    @SolontoCroesus

    I did not and will not read the transcript and a fortiori did not and will not view the video.

    Try to understand.

    The entire Jewish or “Jewish” matter is irrelevant to Ron Unz’s article and irrelevant to my comment to which your first reply-comment responded [my comment of May 28, 2020 at 1:31 am GMT (comment # 443).] That is one reason of my not reading the transcript and not viewing the video.

    The Charlottesville rally and related litigation, articles, videos, speeches, further rallies, related dreams, consequent hallucinations and words of this or that God or gods, White Supremacy allergies, Antifa bad breath……all of that stuff is irrelevant to Ron Unz’s article and irrelevant to my comment to which your first reply-comment responded. That is another reason of my not “clicking on” the link you supplied.

    [MORE]

    I do not care who or who was or is Spitalnik or what was or is “IF,” because they, too, are irrelevant, even if they involve(d) themselves in claims of denial of free speech or free assembly or contrary claims.

    You put this language that I am guessing is a quote of someone else (though whether it is yours is immaterial): “The fact that this is a lawsuit spearheaded by three short, loud, Jewish women is not something our defendants like, but we are proud to be doing it.”

    Loud people are annoying irrespective of their ethnicities. I might bet my wee fortune in a wager in which I asserted that the world’s loud “Jewish” population is hugely SMALLER than the population of the rest of LOUD humanity or even larger than the world’s population of LOUD antisemites.

    What is the rational significance of the height (shortness) of the loud women? Were they protesting the rally’s, the litigation’s, or Charlottesville rally’s absence or paucity of Yiddish midgets? Did the squat “Jewish” women “crush” or “silence” the rally by (while wearing suitable protective garb) jumping on the rally from a high structure?

    Enough! Such “Jew”-hatred dross is beyond tiresome. If you continue to address to me comments of such irrelevant or bigoted content, I shall cease responding. And that would sadden me, because you are markedly intelligent and I expect I should appreciate further colloquy.

  472. Loup-Bouc says:

    This comment supplements my comment of May 28, 2020 at 1:31 am GMT (comment # 443), as corrected by my comment of May 28, 2020 at 2:31 am GMT (comment# 445).

    Trump has issued an Executive Order challenging social media’s censoring of conservative speech. See https://www.rt.com/op-ed/490061-trump-executive-order-twitter-230/

    Trump’s Executive Order could help support a lawsuit claiming that Google committed a litigable wrong by blacklisting Unz Review.

    The Trump administration’s legal theory fits § I.(vi) [claim (vi)], § II.1. [claim 1] and § II.2. [claim 2] of my same comment [comment # 443, as corrected by comment# 445].

    • Thanks: Patagonia Man
  473. @anarchyst

    You haven’t addressed any of the points I’ve made.

    Do you know the definition of insanity? Doing the same thing over and over expecting a different result.

    So by your continual participation in a corrupt political system, “you’re not victims, but accomplices”, as George Orwell once said.

    • Replies: @denk
    , @anarchyst
  474. Loup-Bouc says:

    [Too many “corrections” cluttering up this thread; henceforth all will be trashed.]

    Important correction of my comment of May 29, 2020 at 1:32 am GMT (comment # 477):

    That same comment bears this sentence (second sentence of the comment’s antepenultimate paragraph):

    I might bet my wee fortune in a wager in which I asserted that the world’s loud “Jewish” population is hugely SMALLER than the population of the rest of LOUD humanity or even larger than the world’s population of LOUD antisemites.

    In the language “…even larger than the world’s population of LOUD antisemites” the term “larger” is a bizarre mistake. The term ought to be “SMALLER” (the opposite of what I wrote). So the language ought to be “…even SMALLER than the world’s population of LOUD antisemites”

    I am sorely contrite.

  475. Loup-Bouc says:
    @SolontoCroesus

    Please see both my comment of May 29, 2020 at 1:32 am GMT (comment # 477) and my comment of May 29, 2020 at 3:43 am GMT (comment # 480), which correct a bizarre error marring one sentence of my above-referenced comment # 477).

    [MORE]

    I re-read your comment to which this reply is my second response.

    I suppose you perceive that free speech, free press, and equality of such rights’ distribution or limitation all relate the Charlottesville rally and related litigation and satellite events (biasing police against White Supremacists, etc.) to Google’s blacklisting Unz Review.

    The connection is rather remote. No evidence suggests that Goolge blacklisted Unz Review because Google is a Zionist or “Jewish” firm. We do not KNOW why Google blacklisted Unz Review.

    You may surmise that the reason includes the Unz Review’s publishing Alt Right articles. But Unz Review publishes many other kinds of pieces that attack neoliberal and neoconservative interests and actions, deep state and other evil official and political actions, and government incompetence and bullshit that harms many (like the government’s conduct vis-a-vis Covid-19). And THOSE considerations may explain Google’s blacklisting Unz Review.

  476. Art says:

    Rick Wiles of TruNews says that China has lost the CV19 propaganda war to Trump.

    Hmm — they are trying to changing the subject – now talking war — attacking India.

    A previous comment.

    Who did it, will never be settled – it would become existential to the loser. The guilty country would rather go to some form of war, then admit it is the cause of the epidemic.

    We could be 100% sure that the guilty individuals who actually did the egregious deed, would disappear or be suicided, so that they could never testify.

    Hmm — who is calling for war — and who is missing relevant people?

  477. gsjackson says:

    Trump’s on the case. Don’t know how much impact this executive order will have, and it’s hard to believe he and Barr are right about bipartisan support for reining in the tech totalitarians, but this is a step in the right direction.

    • Thanks: Rurik
  478. @Loup-Bouc

    It would seem that Ron could get quite a long way (and certainly not struck out before substantial well publicised court hearings) by suing for libel alleging lack of good faith supported by extensive discovery of communications alleged to be used to put pressure on Google (and Facebook) to act other than in good faith. It would be harder to argue that Google’s conduct resulted in legally sanctioned defamation than it would be for Facebook’s but just the publicity for the court argument would serve a valuable purpose. A collateral gain would be publicity for (a) the need to include “unz” in searches and (b) the availability of alternative search engines.

    • Replies: @Loup-Bouc
  479. Cowboy says:
    @Alden

    I dont follow retarded quarantines or stay stuck at home but for me its merely a curiosity and how the cabal is structured doesnt really matter if there is no energy to replace it.

  480. Meena says:

    Twitter and Trumpter row will have ,should have, hopefully a robust positive effect on the press freedom.

    Press freedom is a vague term . Let’s emphasize that this freedom is vague ,selective, and truth is absent but lies are predominant . People have right to lie . But has consequences .

    So should the press . Press can lie but should face consequences for lying .

    I as witness can’t lie under oath, I can’t lie to Federal agencies . But I am a private citizen . I face consequences for lying. So should press whose daily news and suppression or promotion of news now have consequences for the citizen whose lives are protected by Federal and other government agencies .

    Press news is a product . A faulty product should have no place in market.

    Hopefully lying a Facebook can face consequences also. They suppress violence and promote violence depending on the victims . Google is no different . Anti immigration is an universal concept . No one country decides its immigration depending on the needs or the values of other countries but decides depending on the needs and the values of its own.

    If people can have ideas that we despite being inconsistent with majority or minority ,can be expressed and discussed openly in debate and public forum or in congress or UN, so should be allowed on media .

    If media thinks it has unique right because it is private, then another idea needs to be cultured ,promoted,defended,debated to counter that argument in this age where public safety and security and prosperity depend on the media so channeling of information.
    That idea is that the media like air and water are pervasively present in social space. If they don’t allow that concept and don’t allow use of that concept to turn media into a public property as far as truth is concerned then ,Google and Facebook have to have no patent on any kind ,no copyright . Other companies shall be allowed to use exact same concept – technical, scientific, ideological.and business model to its competitors.

    May be India China or Iran can start and put it on web .

    We have a psychological barrier to think this way. It’s time we cross the barrier and make it redundant.

  481. aandrews says:
    @Anonymous

    Interesting. As he said, they know what they’re doing, even though sugar wouldn’t melt in their lying mouths.

  482. denk says:
    @Patagonia Man

    Doing the same thing over and over expecting a different result.

    45 prez con men in a row…….its a feature, not a bug !

    • Agree: Patagonia Man
  483. Loup-Bouc says:
    @Wizard of Oz

    Please see my comment of May 29, 2020 at 2:07 am GMT (comment # 478). That comment refers to specific parts of my comment of May 28, 2020 at 1:31 am GMT (comment # 443), as corrected by my comment of May 28, 2020 at 2:31 am GMT (comment# 445).

    [MORE]

    In those referenced parts of my comment of May 29, 2020 at 2:07 am GMT (comment # 443), three cases are hypothesized. Those hypothetical cases involve special arguable bad-faith blacklisting situations in which 47 U.S.C. § 230(c)(2)’s computer-service-provider-immunity provisions might not apply. Those situations could be involved in the case of Google’s blacklisting Unz Review.

    A “bad fiath” assertion does not suffice. And “bad faith” is not shown by a mere allegation that a computer-service-provider (in Google’s case, a search-engine-provider) has blacklisted (or given greatly inferior ranking) to many “conservative” websites or web-pages. Frequency proves nothing.

    And ,vitally more important, the matter is PRECISELY WHY, actually, a PARTICULAR computer-service-provider has “discriminated” against the PARTICULAR AGGRIEVED OWNER of the PARTICULAR website or web-page suffering alleged “bad-faith” discrimination: one must prove particular facts (a) that establish the actual truth of the particular claimant’s bad-faith allegation(s) and (b) that show those facts prove inapplicability of the specific terms of 47 U.S.C. § 230(c)(2)(A).

    Also, one must wonder whether Trump’s Executive Order is an act NOT supported by any Executive authority he possesses (an act for which he has no authority). 47 U.S.C. § 230 does not provide that the President may issue regulations or an Executive Order that implements or refines the provisions of 47 U.S.C. § 230(c)(2). I have not searched for another source of authority that could support his Executive Order; and I cannot spare time enough to do so, reliably.

    Still, at least Trump’s Executive Order brings to public attention the problem of Google’s highly questionable (arguably bad-faith) discriminatory censoring.

  484. If ever a situation was set up to backfire or to produce unintended (or not so unintended) consequences, Trump’s EO is it.

    see Pilpul for Beginners
    GILAD ATZMON • MAY 18, 2020
    see https://www.unz.com/gatzmon/pilpul-for-beginners/

    Has Chuck Schumer weighed in?
    Do we have Dershowitz’s analysis?

  485. CanSpeccy says: • Website
    @Colin Wright

    FaceBook’s claims it has excluded all references to the UR because it is linked to VDARE, “a website known for posting anti-immigration content.”

    Think about that.

    The United States is, nominally, a democracy — the people rule (LOL).

    Free speech, which is essential to democratic rule, is a Constitutional right in the United States.

    Therefore, to comment publicly as to the permitted flow of immigrants, the characteristics of those permitted to immigrate, etc., must be the right of all American citizens.

    Thus in banning UR, FaceBook’s action amounts to the stifling of free speech, and the democratic rights of all Americans.

    But in fact, the UR has been shoved down the Google/FaceBook Memory Hole, not because of what the Unz Review publishes about immigration, but for its anti-Semitism and anti-Americanism.

    Normally, anyone hosting comments by the likes of Wally would be automatically deleted from every self-respecting corpo-totalitarian Web site. However, there is the fact that Mr. Unz is a Jew or, if he prefers, a person of Jewish extraction.

    Clearly it is not in the Jewish interest for it to be known that even Jews can be critical of the influence of the Jewish diaspora on host nations. Thus, at FaceBook, Google, and other such information-controlling behemoths created by Jews, a bullshit cover story for censoring the Unz Review is needed.

    The connection with the rather pathetic anti-immigration group VDARE (which would be better named VDAREn’t), has been made the justification for censorship by FaceBook on the assumption that the average American is too illiterate to distinguish between “anti-immigration,” and “anti-immigrant.”

    Being anti-immigrant is assumed to be wrong, and indeed wicked, because such sentiments are assumed to be based on the racial characteristics of most immigrants, so that being anti-immigrant is taken to be proof of racism, which is illegal.

    That immigrants may bring an alien religion or culture that many Americans do not like, or that they undercut American labor in the job market, are reasons to be anti-immigrant that are simply not allowed to be expressed since they would be, well, an expression of the democratic will.

  486. Loup-Bouc says:
    @CanSpeccy

    CanSpeccy writes:

    Normally, anyone hosting comments by the likes of Wally would be automatically deleted from every self-respecting corpo-totalitarian Web site. However, there is the fact that Mr. Unz is a Jew or, if he prefers, a person of Jewish extraction.

    Clearly it is not in the Jewish interest for it to be known that even Jews can be critical of the influence of the Jewish diaspora on host nations. Thus, at FaceBook, Google, and other such information-controlling behemoths created by Jews, a bullshit cover story for censoring the Unz Review is needed.

    * * *

    Being anti-immigrant is assumed to be wrong, and indeed wicked, because such sentiments are assumed to be based on the racial characteristics of most immigrants, so that being anti-immigrant is taken to be proof of racism, which is illegal.

    [My emphasis (Loup-Bouc).]

    Alas, more, quite irrelevant, “Jewish” conspiracy theory and immigrant-and-racism-dross.

    Google was created by a Russian, Sergey Brin, whose parents were of the Jewish “faith” of some kind, and Larry Page a natural-born American raised without religious affiliation or indoctrination, whose mother was “Jewish” (whatever that meant in her case) and whose father was not Jewish and apparently non-religious.

    Google is not a syagogue.

    Since at least 2015, Google’s CEO has been Sundar Pichai,
    https://www.cnet.com/news/sundar-pichai-becomes-ceo-of-alphabet-googles-parent-company/
    who is patently a person of South Asian ethnicityand who was born in Madras, capital of Tamil Nadu state, southern India. https://www.britannica.com/biography/Sundar-Pichai

    Mr. Pichai is also CEO of Alphabet, Inc, of which Google is a subsidiary. https://www.cnet.com/news/sundar-pichai-becomes-ceo-of-alphabet-googles-parent-company/

    Mr. Pichai has imposed on Google a policy of “diversity,” https://www.cnet.com/news/sundar-pichai-says-diversity-remains-foundational-value-for-google/ , and Google’s officers and other employees are of many diverse ethnicities and of diverse religions, even agnostics, even (hold your breath) atheists (like me).

    Neither Facebook’s conduct nor its owner’s or CEO’s conduct proves anything concerning why Google blacklisted Unz Review — at least unless Facebook is capable of “mind-control” of Google. Likewise Twitter. And Facebook and Twitter have “information”-functions markedly different from a search-engine’s information-function — a matter (at least legally) relevant because of 47 U.S.C. § 230(c)(2) and relevant also because of the (legal and non-legal) ethical-fact issue of a blacklisting’s true motive.

    Racism is NOT illegal in the U.S. — even if racism is a motive of crime.

    If a racist kills someone for “racist” reason, the killing, not the racism, is the crime. [Some jurisdictions impose greater sentences on “hate-crime” murder-culprits. But that fact does not make racism a crime. The crime is the homicidal act, not the motive. The motive is only an “aggravating” sentencing “factor.” Without proof of the pure (race-irrelevant) “criminal” act — the homicide — the person could not have been (lawfully) convicted.

    We do not KNOW either the “legal” [putative 47 U.S.C. § 230(c)(2)(A)-related] reason or the real reason that explains Goiogle’s blacklisting Unz Review.

    Some may surmise that the reason is the Unz Review’s publishing Alt Right articles.

    But Unz Review publishes many non-Alt Right pieces that attack, e.g., neoliberal and neoconservative behavior, deep state and other evil official & political actions, government incompetence and bullshit like the government’s conduct vis-a-vis Covid-19). And THOSE considerations may explain Google’s blacklisting Unz Review.

    If one “Googles” a matter involving politics, Trump, or Obama or something else somehow politics-associated but NOT Israel or “Jews,” one meets CNN, New York Times, Washington Post, Guardian U.S., and other “mainstream” sources before one meets Fox News, and MUCH before one meets “alternative” media, like Consortium News, Moon of Alabama, RT, Antiwar.com, Breitbart, The Intercept, Russian Insider…….. The reason is not pro-“Jewish.” The reasons is support of the power, motives, and objectives of neoliberal and neoconservative elite.

    • Replies: @geokat62
    , @Rurik
  487. I’m still kind of amazed and appalled that Facebook censors private communication on their messenger. It seems any link not approved of by the ADL (unz.com e.g.) gets censored.

  488. Incitatus says:
    @CanSpeccy

    “Thus in banning UR, FaceBook’s action amounts to the stifling of free speech, and the democratic rights of all Americans. But in fact, the UR has been shoved down the Google/FaceBook Memory Hole, not because of what the Unz Review publishes about immigration, but for its anti-Semitism and anti-Americanism.”

    And what speech does CIA régime-change pensioner Phil Giraldi and benefactor Ron Unz ban?

    Whoops.

    You’ll never see it on Unz Review, “A Collection of Interesting, Important, and Controversial Perspectives Largely Excluded from American Mainstream Media”. Dr. Phil and Ron, touchstones of ‘free speech’, self-styled martrys of “censorship”, smother genuine dissent as readily as the ‘corrupt oppressors’ they demonize.

    All at (501c3) taxpayer expense.

    • Replies: @CanSpeccy
  489. @CanSpeccy

    ‘…That immigrants may bring an alien religion or culture that many Americans do not like, or that they undercut American labor in the job market, are reasons to be anti-immigrant that are simply not allowed to be expressed since they would be, well, an expression of the democratic will.’

    My primary objection is simply that I would prefer that the population of the US not increase any further. There are other drawbacks as well — but that’s really the primary one. No, the entire population of India can’t move here — and neither can the entire population of the British Isles. If I had to choose, I would take Britons — but I don’t actually want either one.

    …what people don’t realize is that demographics being what they are, if we lock the door now, the population will continue to rise for some time before leveling off — somewhere around 400-odd million, I imagine.

    So for those who would not slam the door now, my question is simply ‘what did you have in mind for a final figure’? Five hundred million? Seven hundred million?

    …because people aren’t going to stop coming of their own volition until life here is no better than it is in Nigeria or Bangladesh — so I guess that’s the limit they’re set on us exploring.

    • Replies: @CanSpeccy
  490. geokat62 says:
    @Loup-Bouc

    Google is not a synagogue.

    Since at least 2015, Google’s CEO has been Sundar Pichai, who is patently a person of South Asian ethnicity and who was born in Madras, capital of Tamil Nadu state, southern India.

    Ah, yes. The South Asian CEO. Look at the pretty window dressing, goy! See how wonderfully diverse it is?

    Brother Nathanael latest video exposes this deception, THE JEWS WHO CENSOR YOU:


    Concluding paragraphs of his off-the-cuff remarks:

    It’s like what they did to Harvard. You see, Harvard started as a Presbyterian seminary, but the Jews turned it into a yeshivah. Well, what will they turn America into? The Synagogue of Satan?

    Wake up, goy… or the Jew will walk all over you!

    • Thanks: ChuckOrloski
    • Replies: @Loup-Bouc
    , @ChuckOrloski
  491. Rurik says:
    @Loup-Bouc

    The reason is not pro-“Jewish.” The reasons is support of the power, motives, and objectives of neoliberal and neoconservative elite.

    neoliberalism and neoconservatism are basically just two sides of the Jewish supremacist coin.

    Because both ‘isms’ are fundamentally a manifestation of Jewish supremacist liberalism (kill whitey) and Jewish supremacist ‘conservatism’ (kill Muslims) respectively.

    They all goose-step to the (((narrative))), that all white nations MUST be inundated with unlimited millions upon millions of non-whites. And anyone who questions that, is a Nazi and a white supremacist that does not deserve a platform for their ‘hate’.

    And, that Israel has every right to defend itself = murder as many Palestinian men, women and children as suits their whim on any given day. And any who question that, are Nazis and Islamic-extremists; who all want to push all Jews into ovens or push them all into the sea, respectively.

    That Google toes that line, just as all the corporate media, and politicians, is just more evidence of the nefarious and insidious nature of Jewish supremacist corruption of our institutions.

    They own the Fed, and can hit a few keys on their keyboard, and create as many trillions of dollars out of thin air, just like that. Hence; their near total ownership of the media, and near absolute power.

    China increasingly threatens that power, and so we have trade wars and Chinese executives being arrested, and sabre rattling in the South China Sea, and lots of other stuff.

    Why doesn’t Russia and China figure out a way to pin a currency to gold, and use it for trade, while repudiating the dollar. Like Gadhafi’s Gold Dinar. That’s what’s needed, is a global alternative to the Federal Reserve Note, and like that,

    the devil is gone..

    • Agree: Miro23
    • Replies: @Miro23
    , @Loup-Bouc
    , @Loup-Bouc
  492. Miro23 says:
    @Rurik

    An easy way to fix this is for Trump to enforce the 1st Amendment:

    Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the government for a redress of grievances.

    Oblige the MSM (online) to run an Unz type comments system on every one of their articles and let the US public have its say. Do the moderation the same way that Unz does it with a govt. representative checking that it happens at every MSM head office.

    MSM propaganda would soon run into vast problems.

  493. Loup-Bouc says:
    @geokat62

    You are sick. Your sickness sees “Jewish” conspiracies everywhere, just as, during th 1940s through 1980s, many saw Communists lurking everywhere and readying to infiltrate and take over everything.

    You deserve pity. Likely you will conflate “Jewish” with Communist, despite Trotsky and Trotskyites lost (save in a few ineffectual political caves).

    • Troll: Iris
    • Replies: @Sick of Orcs
    , @geokat62
  494. gsjackson says:

    I hope Brother Nathanael is OK. His voice has been a bit trembly for a year or so. He’s a national treasure.

  495. Loup-Bouc says:
    @Rurik

    Blindness is comforting, is it not? Especially since it enables the sufferer to see whatever fantasies his neurotic fears press and are reinforced by sick politico-doctrinal inculcation.

    Your arguments are just a bigot’s blather.

    Compare (vis-a-vis one of your assertions):

    (b) Zionist Israel is not a legitimate state and has no right of existence. [See, e.g.,
    * https://voltairenet.org/article168535.html
    * https://www.foreignpolicyjournal.com/2019/03/15/why-israel-has-no-right-to-exist
    * https://www.foreignpolicyjournal.com/2010/10/26/the-myth-of-the-u-n-creation-of-israel .]

    [An excerpt of one of my comments, comment # 171 (replying to “anonymous”), posted at https://www.unz.com/gatzmon/pilpul-for-beginners/#comment-3911804

    One can find hundreds, perhaps thousands, of well evidenced historical examinations, not just of Zionist terrorist acts, but also of Zionism’s methods of concealment, dissimulation, or shifting of blame to its victims: https://web.archive.org/web/20020811204717/www.deiryassin.org/pages/opinions/0005.html

    [A slightly edited version of a proposition of one of my comments, comment # 177 (rebutting and criticising Fran Taubman), posted at https://www.unz.com/gatzmon/pilpul-for-beginners/#comment-3911804 ]

    One need not be a sick antisemite or quasi-Nazi to argue against Zionism, Zionist Israel, and Zionism’s evil political influences. And NOT being a sick antisemite or quasi-Nazi enables one to argue more effectively against Zionism, Zionist Israel, and Zionism’s evil political influences — argue rationally, logically, with strong evidence and factual analysis, and with support of law.

    • Replies: @Rurik
    , @Art
  496. @Loup-Bouc

    many saw Communists lurking everywhere and readying to infiltrate and take over everything.

    You act as if they hadn’t. McCarthy was right.

    • Agree: Wally
    • Replies: @Loup-Bouc
  497. Loup-Bouc says:
    @Rurik

    I neglected to refer you to my comment 499 (May 29, 2020 at 10:47 pm GMT ) replying to geokat62, May 29, 2020 at 9:38 pm GMT (comment # 496).

    That comment (comment 499) fits you, quite well, also.

    I apologize for my neglect.

    • Replies: @Rurik
  498. geokat62 says:
    @Loup-Bouc

    You are sick.

    Sick am I? I’ll let other respected commenters on UR judge who is sick.

    Your sickness sees “Jewish” conspiracies everywhere…

    “Jewish” conspiracies? Notwithstanding your scare quotes, Prof. Kevin MacDonald did a stellar job exposing how Jewish supremacists were at the forefront of most ideological and political movements in the 20th century, hard at work promotzing their group interests.

    Why don’t you try refuting the arguments he put forward in the Culture of Critique. Perhaps you could do a better job than Nathan Cofnas, a post-grad student who gave it his best shot, but ultimately fell far short.

    Likely you will conflate “Jewish” with Communist, despite Trotsky and Trotskyites lost

    They lost after tens of millions were killed in the pursuit of a false ideology pushed by Jewish Supremacists who tried to deceive the dumb goyim into believing the lie that self interest could be suppressed and replaced by class interest. They pushed the utopian lie that there would no longer be ethnic group interests, but economic class interests… a battle between the downtrodden proletariats and the hated bourgeoisie. At the end of this fairytale, the proletariats would prevail and everyone would refer to everyone as comrades!

    This fairytale, however, came crashing down with the Berlin Wall in 1989. But always resilient, Supremacist Jews had a backup plan, what I refer to as Communism 2.0, better known as Egalitarianism.

    The Frankfurt School was chiefly responsible for propagating this new fairytale. It was based on the lie that there are not any group differences (race is a “social construct”), all individuals are the same and, therefore, interchangeable. After WWII Jewish Supremacist Organizations (JSOs) resolved Never Again. This effectively meant that ethno-nationalism would no longer be tolerated for Western nations (just ignore the existence of a Jewish et no-state for the moment), as it would inevitably lead to fascism, which would inevitably lead to genocide. The end-game in this version of Communism 2.0 is a one world government, headquartered in Jerusalem, where a Third temple would be built and the Sanhedrin would be reconvened. Rather than a world filled with comrades as in Communism 1.0, this new world order would be populated by Supremacist Jews and their Noahide slaves (2,800 per Jew). This false ideology, however, is also destined to fail. It, too, will collapse under the weight of its own internal contradictions. People are slowly coming out of their trance and will soon realize that Diversity Is Not A Strength (the ADL was the first to count this phrase) and that multiculturalism is a recipe meant to destroy Western nations.

    The only question is how many goys will be sacrificed to the alter of Communism 2.0. Will it exceed or fall short of the sacrifices to Communism 1.0?

    You deserve pity.

    Not sure if you deserve the truth.

    • Agree: ChuckOrloski
    • Replies: @Loup-Bouc
  499. Rurik says:
    @Loup-Bouc

    One need not be a sick antisemite or quasi-Nazi to argue against Zionism

    umm..

    With all due respect, are you an imbecile?

    You’re making my arguments for me (fool)

    when I point out Jewish supremacist intrigue, (duh- fool) and how the imbeciles of the world all Pavlovian-like.. kneejerk their programmed drool of ‘Nazi’ and ‘anti-Semite’ whenever someone points out the obvious.

    Your arguments are just a bigot’s blather.

    you don’t even have an argument.

    Your feeble ‘efforts’ simply amount to vomiting out your programmed platitudes on cue.

    ‘Nazi’ ‘Anti-Semite’, bigot’

    I may as well be conversing with Shmuley Boteach, only I suspect that even he’d have a bit more panache than just belching out idiotic ad hominems.

    ‘look! Look! I said things against Zionism!!!

    ‘I have lots of cred!

    manger de la merde

    • Replies: @Loup-Bouc
    , @Loup-Bouc
  500. Rurik says:
    @Loup-Bouc

    I apologize for my neglect.

    I thought I told you sit down to your dinner.

    when you’re done eating, you can apologize for your existence.

    • Agree: Poco
  501. Loup-Bouc says:
    @Sick of Orcs

    McCarthy was a rabidly narcissistic psychopath, and near-unique among psychopaths, because he was not brilliant, but nearly stupid.

    Even if Communists really did lurk everywhere and readied to infiltrate and take over everything, beyond doubt they could not achieve such objectives, any was clear to truly intelligent, astute, honorable, reasonably objective, sane students of world affairs.

    Also, “Communist” is a silly, but dangerous, term because it is both overbroad and underbroad and, as commonly used, reflects ignorance of Marx, Engels, Lenin, Trtsky, Stalin, and later Soviet leaders and the more-than-a-few real socialism-species (European, East Asan, Southesat Asian, North American, South American) and their various mutations, that existed from mid-19th century until now.

    Actually, Jesus taught communism that fit Marx’s most misunderstood and most fiercely criticized precept: “To each according to his need, from each according to his ability.” And the earliest Christians were communists — until Paul corrupted Jesus’s teachings into what became the monstrous doctrines of the Roman and Byzantine Churches. Re: the last point, concerning Paul, see, e.g., Eric Zuesse, CHRIST’S VENTRILOQUISTS: The Event that Created Christianity (copyright 2012 Eric Zuesse, publisher Hyacinth Editions), https://www.amazon.com/dp/B007Q1H4EG

    You need, and need seriously engage in, a good, broad education (including in logic and critical thinking), rather than the brainwashing you have suffered.

  502. CanSpeccy says: • Website
    @Colin Wright

    No, the entire population of India can’t move here — and neither can the entire population of the British Isles. If I had to choose, I would take Britons — but I don’t actually want either one.

    LOL. If you were to take the Brits, you’d find they would be mostly Muslims, Sikhs or Hindus from the Indian sub-continent.

    if we lock the door now, the population will continue to rise for some time before leveling off

    As a matter of fact, that is not so. The US fertility rate at 1.77 is well below replacement although ahead of most other majority white countries. Propagation of the false belief that white people are responsible for global population growth is integral to the genocide of the European people.

    Native reproduction is repressed, mass immigration of people of alien race, religion and culture is promoted, and native opposition to immigration is suppressed by a fraudulent anti-racism, i.e., political correctness, the religion that drives white genocide.

    • Replies: @Colin Wright
  503. @geokat62

    Hey 🌞geokat62!

    As you know, Brother Nathanael made an open (comment) request to become a regular writer on The Unz Review.

    I supported him in that effort, but such did not come to pass.

    Ron Unz apparently refused to give the Russian Orthodox Brother Nathanael Kapner, a seat at The U.R.’s distinguished & near totally secular banquet table. (Note: Israel Shamir’s manna output is an exception)

    Why?

    Suggest Ron should have expected censorian Google and Facebook Jews would turn against him, and feast upon restraint to feature The Brother’s “Real Jew News.”

    Just look at Bro Nat’s recent video and how well he hounds & intelligently mocks them. Thanks, George!

    • Agree: geokat62
  504. anarchyst says:
    @Patagonia Man

    You make a good point. I was merely stating how the separation of powers is supposed to work. You are correct about government corruption.

    • Thanks: Patagonia Man
    • Replies: @Patagonia Man
  505. CanSpeccy says: • Website
    @Miro23

    Oblige the MSM (online) to run an Unz type comments system on every one of their articles and let the US public have its say.

    A nice idea. The Unz comment software is brilliant. Attach it to ever item of MSM commentary and you’d not have to wait long for a revolution to catch fire.

    No, such an idea is absolutely utopian. Western democracy is and always has been a fraud. The purpose is to convince to proles that they’re getting the government they deserve. Thus, when Lord Randolph Churchill, father of Winston, was running for election sometime in the 1890’s, he adopted the slogan “Tory Democracy”. When asked what that meant, he said “A democracy that votes Tory.”

    That’s always been the racket. Elite control of the media, the law, the church and the educational system regulated to ensure effective indoctrination of all but the easily ignored minority of crackpots, revolutionaries, idealists, philosophers and geniuses of the kind to be found commenting at the Unz Review.

    • Agree: Ann Nonny Mouse
    • Replies: @Iris
  506. Anonymous[108] • Disclaimer says:

    More competitors to Google and Facebook are needed.

  507. Loup-Bouc says:
    @geokat62

    This exchange cannot proceed except to your further ranting blather. So, I shall not respond to your comments again.

    Rant away. At this website, you have agreement and support of many suffering sickness like yours.

    • Replies: @marylinm
    , @geokat62
  508. @Loup-Bouc

    Rurik, Rurik, Rurik preached: “And the earliest Christians were communists — ”

    Oh…,🤔, am certain Rurik never heard about the commoner & obscure followers of “The Way,” who are known as the Amha ares.

    Am inclined to realize that Rurik knows nothing about Trappist Monk, Thomas Merton’s, classic book, “The Desert Fathers.”

    Nonetheless, the video (linked below) shows how myopic it is for anyone to say, “the earliest Christians were communists.”

    Post scriptum: The earliest Neoconservatives were rabid anti-Christians, and today they serve as mighty Trump and Biden’s “ventriloquists.”

    • Replies: @Rurik
  509. Iris says:
    @CanSpeccy

    Political power can never work for the collective good when it can be hijacked by private money.
    This is the terminal lesson we can learn from watching the slow and frantic agony of Western “democracy”.

    One can understand why Russia and China, while encouraging private initiative and ownership in the economic field as the most efficient way to create jobs and wealth, have stricltly shielded their national political processes from private money, which more often than not is also foreign money.

    The fact that Westerners keep labelling these rising great powers as dictatorships only highlights that we have lost even the capability of self-preservation.

    The UR and its commenters, at least, don’t suffer from such self-inflicted blindness. Isn’t better to know and tell, when embarked on a sinking boat?

    • Agree: Miro23, Miro23
    • Replies: @Wizard of Oz
  510. Wally says:
    @Loup-Bouc

    said:
    “Also, “Communist” is a silly, but dangerous, term because it is both overbroad and underbroad and, as commonly used, reflects ignorance of Marx, Engels, Lenin, Trtsky, Stalin, and later Soviet leaders and the more-than-a-few real socialism-species (European, East Asan, Southesat Asian, North American, South American) and their various mutations, that existed from mid-19th century until now.”

    [MORE]

    – I guess that’s why Communists call their ‘Bible’ the ‘Communist Manifesto‘, by the cited Marx & Engels.

    – It’s only “dangerous” to Communists who prefer not to be called ‘Communists’.

  511. Tzudd says:

    I would think any mention of US foreknowledge of Covid19 would be seeded intelligence to gaslight the public and give them the appearance of some kind of control over everything including your pet parrot which they have not. Maybe the White Jew’s in Israel assassinated the Chinese Ambassador to appease their “white” house masters in Washington out of fear… they at least had to give some kind of human sacrifice to appease the demon gods that walk the un-saged halls of injustice, lest they lose their number one supporters in genocide.

  512. 20 minutes worth investing in Eric Li’s 2013 Ted Talk, “A Tale of Two Political Systems.”

    It’s a standard assumption in the West: As a society progresses, it eventually becomes a capitalist, multi-party democracy. Right? Eric X. Li, a Chinese investor and political scientist, begs to differ. In this provocative, boundary-pushing talk, he asks his audience to consider that there’s more than one way to run a successful modern nation.

    • Thanks: Iris, Miro23, Biff
  513. Rurik says:
    @ChuckOrloski

    Rurik, Rurik, Rurik preached: “And the earliest Christians were communists — ”

    please provide link, Chuck…

  514. @Miro23

    An easy way to fix this is for Trump to enforce the 1st Amendment:

    Oblige the MSM (online) to run an Unz type comments system on every one of their articles and let the US public have its say.

    Please explain, with explicit reference to first amendment text—not dogma—how those two statements relate.

    Bear in mind that the constitution delegates legislative power solely to congress, and to the president a requirement that all laws be executed faithfully.

    Of course, the first amendment is pure crap, having been violated regularly almost since inception. It also prohibits congress (only congress, BTW, not several states) from making laws abridging the freedom of speech; it doesn’t require congress to make laws to ensure that freedom of speech isn’t abridged. And it doesn’t give the president legislative power denied by both the intro of article I and the whole of amendment 10.

    The solution is for masses to boycott anti-speech orgs, and federal agencies wrongly labeled “private” to have the first amendment branded on their asses by force.

    Predictable that the supposed “democratic” solution to speech freedom is to have inflicted on the masses that which they don’t choose individually. Ha! The prawns. They could solve it in a heartbeat if they weren’t… themselves.

    No one has surpassed Bastiat’s illumination of that interminable foolishness.

    • Replies: @Miro23
  515. Iris says:
    @SolontoCroesus

    This interview is fantastic, a fascinating and condensed summary of China’s novel and original governance policies.

    Thanks so much for sharing.

  516. Art says:
    @Loup-Bouc

    Oh my — Loup – you are pure hasbara – a pure true son of the squatter Jewish State. Cut and paste, lie after lie – you know them all.

    We can see that when you were five, your elders taught you to hate. You do not flinch at repeating any tribal lie. You are a shining grownup automaton, mindlessly posting Jew tribal BS – a true example of the cultural hate trauma inflicted on Jew children.

    Here is hoping that someday you can wake up to what you are, and overcome your dreadful education.

    Good luck!

    • Replies: @Loup-Bouc
  517. marylinm says:
    @Loup-Bouc

    There are only two other deeply clinical cases I can recall that had the same frantic, foam-beating drama syndrome as you: Wille E. Coyote and Pee-Wee Herman. You should check yourself in. There are multiple federal and state programs that can help. You do not have to suffer alone.

  518. @CanSpeccy

    ‘ ..The US fertility rate at 1.77 is well below replacement although ahead of most other majority white countries…’

    Sure; but the birth rate of the recent immigrants is an entirely different matter. They disproportionately tend to be young, yet to raise families, and inclined to replicate the (high) birthrates of their homelands for at least a generation. It takes time before they assume the demographic profile of the general population. In the meanwhile, the total population continues to climb — even though no more immigrants are entering.

    If we’d shut the door back in the mid-sixties, we’d have continued to rise for a bit and then leveled off at two hundred million. If we shut the door now, we’ll continue to rise for a bit; then level off at four hundred million-0dd.

    The longer we take to close that door, and the less firmly we close it, the bigger that number gets — the only natural upper limit comes when life here is no better than life in Bangladesh.

    • Replies: @Patagonia Man
    , @CanSpeccy
  519. geokat62 says:
    @Loup-Bouc

    This exchange cannot proceed except to your further ranting blather. So, I shall not respond to your comments again.

    But, but, Loup-Bouc, how can you leave when we were just starting to get to know each other better?

    I had a very important question I wanted to ask you about your interesting handle.

    If Loup-Bouc is French for Wolf-Goat, why the choice of these two animals?

    Could it be that Wolf represents a wolf in sheep’s clothing who will eat the dumb goyim and Goat is a Judas goat who will lead the dumb goyim over the cliff?

    But, now that you’ve gone away, I guess we’ll never know.

  520. Miro23 says:
    @SolontoCroesus

    Thanks for that excellent video. Eric Lee talks about world systems, Communism, Capitalism but he doesn’t point out that China achieved its phenomenal growth on the base of an ethnically unified society (his audience wouldn’t have appreciated that piece of information).

    Ethnic unity gives the base of trust to engage in national projects.

    In the West that boat sailed long ago. The question here, is how to get some positive coordination among a mass of special ethnic and economic interests.

  521. @anarchyst

    Sorry, misunderstood.

    Cheers!

  522. @Colin Wright

    I’m sorry to tell you Colin, but neither the Dems nor Reps want that door to close.

    The Dems see votes in the ~1,000,000 immigrants that stream across US borders every year, as evidenced by the outbreak of black protests fueled by the zio-media and Obomber sticking his nose in giving a speech to Afro-American college kids – just 5 months out from US Presidential Elections – hoping to increase the turnout of the ‘black vote’. And the Reps, whose major campaign contributions come from business concerns want cheap labor – usually ~33% of production costs. A greater pool of unemployed labor drives down real wages, hence why real (i.e., adjusted for inflation) Average Weekly Male wages have barely risen since back in the early 1980’s.

    Btw, how’s Trump going with that wall? Should’ve got the Chinese to build it – remember the Great Wall? There’s no Mexicans in China! LOL

  523. @SolontoCroesus

    Thanks, its a great i/view! First saw Eric on John Pilger’s documentary The Coming War on China http://johnpilger.com/videos/the-coming-war-on-china

    This should be compulsory viewing for every US citizen so they don’t keep falling over the stumbling block of thinking that all other countries want to do the same as the US, which seeks to enforce globalism, i.e., the dominance by one nation over all other countries. Some peoples of the world, like the ethnic Chinese, are happy to establish relationships to the mutual benefit of their trading partners.

    Rhetorical question: But what can we, the rest of the world, expect of citizens of a 400 year-old settler colony (the US), when commenting on a 5,000 year-old civilizational state (China)?

    • Replies: @Wizard of Oz
  524. Stefan says:

    https://www.qwant.com/

    search results on The Myth of Hispanic Crime

    #1
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  525. Miro23 says:
    @schnellandine

    An easy way to fix this is for Trump to enforce the 1st Amendment:

    Oblige the MSM (online) to run an Unz type comments system on every one of their articles and let the US public have its say.

    Please explain, with explicit reference to first amendment text—not dogma—how those two statements relate.

    Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the government for a redress of grievances.

    The intent of the 1st Amendment is clear. It seeks to protect freedom of speech and freedom of the press. The problem being, that the writers didn’t envisage 1) mass communication going through televisions and websites 2) that the media would be owned and run by a small Jewish minority promoting its own agenda. They imagined that the threat to free speech and a free press would come from the government (and in a sense they were right – that same small Jewish minority also owns Congress).

    In the way that legitimate legal steps are used to build a tax avoidance scheme – that in totality becomes illegal ( because of the intent), the INTENT of the 1st Amendment is clear and this should be sufficient to break the propagandistic MSM “free speech avoidance” scheme.

    An Unz style commentary section on every MSM online article would accord with the intent of the 1st Amendment and greatly enhance US free speech. Ron could also receive some well earned royalty payments.

    • Agree: mark green
    • Replies: @anarchyst
    , @schnellandine
  526. anarchyst says:
    @Miro23

    An open comment system is an excellent idea, but the “powers that be” would not allow such a system.
    I would declare “public forums” such as facebook, twitter, and others to be “common carriers” which would be required to accept all content in exchange for “immunity from lawsuits” for content provided by others.
    This would put these public forums on an even footing with the telephone companies, which are required to accept all content, and cannot be sued for doing so.
    As it stands now,, these public forums “want it both ways”-immunity from lawsuits with the ability to censor content.
    THAT has to change.

    • Replies: @AnonStarter
  527. JackOH says:
    @SolontoCroesus

    S2C, extraordinary, thanks. A relative of mine saw it, too, and was much impressed by Mr. Li’s wry, modestly phrased presentation.

    I ought to add my own part of the States is preternaturally corrupt, and no number of elections will correct that. Plus, I think my commenting history argues my deep skepticism that we have anything like open debate animating our Western democratic political decision-making.

  528. Rurik says:
    @Miro23

    An easy way to fix this is for Trump to enforce the 1st Amendment:

    gsjackson recently posted a video to UR of Trump declaring that AG Barr was going to be looking into some anti-trust kinds of monopoly busting in the tech sector.

    Taking away their immunity from law suits, and so forth.

    He even mentioned a meme I posited that Big Tech is like the phone company listening to all your calls, and then arbitrarily cutting off your personal or business telephone line if they decide they don’t like you or a competitor pays them to cut you off.

    It never should have gotten to this point. The second they altered the content of the searches, they should have been subject to law suits.

    TULSI2020: In the hours following the 1st debate, while millions of Americans searched for info about Tulsi, Google suspended her search ad account w/o explanation.

    Google originally explained that it suspended the Tulsi Now, Inc. ad account for suspicious activity. There was a sudden increase in spending after the first Democratic debate, and Google’s system automatically flagged the account, which was reinstated shortly.

    “We are proud to offer ad products that help campaigns connect directly with voters, and we do so without bias toward any party or political ideology,” a Google spokesperson said at the time.

    [He’s lying to our faces, and he knows it and we know it. And all of us are debased by this pervasive treachery/dishonestly/perfidy.]

    As Wilson pointed out, it’s common for tech companies to have some sort of automated system to detect cybercrime, and under Gabbard’s argument, “every media organization that took steps to prevent foreign cybercrimes could potentially implicate the First Amendment.”

    “Google’s self-regulation, even of topics that may be of public concern, does not implicate the First Amendment,” he wrote.

    https://www.engadget.com/2020-03-05-judge-rejects-tulsi-gabbard-google-lawsuit.html

    So Google isn’t just censoring ideas it doesn’t want being expressed, it’s also blocking political candidates it doesn’t approve of. (Obviously because of Tulsi’s very popular anti-war sentiments- which goes to show that Google is obviously just another Jewish supremacist/war-loving organization).

    And then they simply have some corrupt scumbag- (((US District Judge Stephen Wilson))) declare that there was nothing untoward about Google shutting out Tulsi right at the moment people were “Googling” her, out of interest in her presidential campaign.

    The rot in our society is malignant and all-pervasive. They hound Trump for two years because ‘Russia hacked our democracy’, as they use the public platform for Internet information as a political weapon to corrupt the very democracy they tell us they’re tying to protect.

    They’re shitting in our faces, and telling us its what we all want.

  529. @anarchyst

    More than a few lawyers and judges have recently advanced the argument that First Amendment protection should apply to social media companies who effectively constitute “the public square.” From the American Bar Association:

    Human Rights In the Age of Social Media, Expand the Reach of the First Amendment

    There’s another edge to this sword, though …

    Should such a legal precedent be set, there is a risk that it may serve to weaken the Separation Clause, thereby allowing government further interference in the administrative affairs of private entities.

    At what threshold, for example, does a privately-owned social media venue become liable for proscribing content? Must its traffic flow and expanse be comparable to that of YouTube, Twitter, or Facebook?

    Much as I’d like to see these behemoths taken down a peg or two, I’m also concerned about the broader ramifications. If I own and administrate a popular web forum, why shouldn’t I be able to censor content as I please? Why should I be compelled to allow others more control than me over the space I offer to them?

    I see good sense on both sides of this argument. Personally, I’d like to see more social media alternatives made available. Give the big boys a run for their money.

    • Replies: @anarchyst
    , @gsjackson
    , @Rurik
  530. CanSpeccy says: • Website
    @Incitatus

    Dr. Phil and Ron, touchstones of ‘free speech’, self-styled martrys of “censorship”, smother genuine dissent as readily as the ‘corrupt oppressors’ they demonize.

    All at (501c3) taxpayer expense.

    Well there’s gotta be some advantage to being filthy rich and a product of the elitist of elite educational institutions. Living tax free is an obvious requirement.

    Indeed it will surely not be long before every American billionaire will be granted immunity from prosecution, at least for petty crimes, as with members of France’s 19 Century elite. Thus, for example, in 1845, when Victor Hugo was found in flagrante delicto with a woman other than his wife — at that time adultery was a crime apparently — he was exempt from arrest by virtue of a gold medallion he wore on a chain about his neck indicating his membership in the House of Peers. But his mistress, as a mere adulterous commoner, was dragged from bed and placed before a judge who ordered her to be jailed for two months, before being consigned to a nunnery for an additional six months.

    • Replies: @Incitatus
  531. anarchyst says:
    @AnonStarter

    You make an excellent point about giving up “protections” so that you can censor forum content. WHY would you want to censor content?
    That being said, for better or worse, the social media giants HAVE become the equivalent of the “public square” not unlike shopping centers which have largely replaced urban “downtowns”.
    The “fly in the ointment” which has not been used on “social media” giants yet is the “public accommodation” section of the so-called “civil-rights” act. This unconstitutional act has been used to force businesses to accept behavior that goes against their beliefs-not a big problem for corporations, but possible lethal for small businesses.
    Establishing additional forums is a possibility, but is an uphill battle.
    The Unz Review is an excellent example of what a “public forum” should be.
    Regards,

    • Replies: @AnonStarter
  532. @Miro23

    Assuming it would be disregarded, I asked you to explicitly address text/law, not dogma. And because the text doesn’t back your position in the least—it shatters it—you retreat to dogma, AKA intent.

    Okay. Appears to me that their intent could hardly be clearer; it was intended that the federals he barred any control whatever regarding freedom of speech, leaving such restrictions to the several states. In other words, the intent is opposed directly to what you propose, even without getting into the illegality of presidents legislating.

    It’s shocking how far removed from the obvious people can find themselves via atmospheric indoctrination. The states were not and are not prohibited by the constitution from outlawing speech. The federals are prohibited from interfering, one direction or another. That is the law as prescribed by the supposed supreme law of the US.

  533. CanSpeccy says: • Website
    @Colin Wright

    ‘ ..The US fertility rate at 1.77 is well below replacement although ahead of most other majority white countries…’

    Sure; but the birth rate of the recent immigrants is an entirely different matter. They disproportionately tend to be young, yet to raise families, and inclined to replicate the (high) birthrates of their homelands for at least a generation. It takes time before they assume the demographic profile of the general population. In the meanwhile, the total population continues to climb

    You have that wrong.

    The US fertility rate of 1.77 is for the population as a whole — immigrant and native-born.

    True immigrants tend to have a higher fertility rate than natives. Nevertheless, the national fertility rate, which includes immigrants, is below replacement, which means that all of America’s population growth depends on immigration, as is true for all European-majority countries — Canada, Australia, Britain, Germany, Italy, etc.

    In fact, all American groups, including immigrant groups, have a sub-replacement fertility with the exception of Hawaiian Islanders who are just about at the replacement rate.

    Generally, in America, the difference in fertility between immigrant and native groups is small, confirming that America’s rising population is entirely due to immigration.

    Indeed without immigrants, it would be obvious that the populations of the US and all other European majority states is moribund, dying, headed for the exits, which is to say that, as nations, they will soon have shuffled off their mortal coil, run down the curtain and joined the choir invisibile, in other words, they will be extinct, dead and gone forever like the Taino and the Tasmanians, the Sharphead Indians, the Wudjuris, the Beothuk, and the Ximenes, every one of them deceased.

  534. gsjackson says:
    @AnonStarter

    What’s the “Separation Clause?” If you’re talking about separation of church and state, i.e., the establishment clause, I don’t see what that has to do with these godless social media companies.

    The concerns you’re raising have been pretty well thrashed out in largely ignored First Amendment case law. Yes, freedom of speech and press does include the right of publishers not to have government tell them what they can publish. But superseding that right is the right of the general public to be fully informed from a wide variety of viewpoints. See Red Lion v. FCC and Turner Broadcasting v. FCC. Both the public square analysis and the public’s right to be informed analysis permit government through the FCC to intervene in a content neutral way to remedy a dysfunctional communication environment.

    You raise a very relevant question if this approach is taken: Which of these companies is large enough to constitute the public square or monopoly control over the communication environment? That’s the first thing that has to be established, and maybe the most difficult if the FA question were to be litigated.

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  535. Rurik says:
    @AnonStarter

    allowing government further interference in the administrative affairs of private entities.

    most power companies are privately owned, but if they went around telling certain individuals or businesses that they were going to shut off their power, because the CEO of the company didn’t like that person, then that would be the kind of situation we have now.

    At some point, the government, (admittedly corrupt as it is) must use force to prevent privately owned organizations from abusing their power.

    A politician is at least nominally accountable to the people, whereas a private corporation isn’t.

    I’m no fan of the ZUS government, but if they said tomorrow, that all Social Security payments to white people would henceforth end, including all Medicaid and all public health benefits, because white people are racists and don’t deserve it, then as much as people in the federal government may like that idea, it would be potentially a politically questionable policy to try to enforce. (at least for now ; )

    When Obama used drones to assassinate American citizens, this must have been orgiastic to the PTB, the idea they could simply execute people they didn’t like from the sky, with zero accountability, like they do in Yemen and Pakistan and elsewhere.

    But Rand Paul and others protested, and forced them to back down. At least for now, there is some tiny semblance of accountability to the people, yet in the halls of the ZUS. At the halls of Google, there is none. Only an unhinged, genocidal hatred for Heritage America.

    At what threshold, for example, does a privately-owned social media venue become liable for proscribing content?

    phone company?

    power company?

    water?

    Police?

    Fire Dept.?

    Things that we all basically count on in our daily lives. I for one, actually am in favor of single payer health care, because unlike most conservatives, I don’t think they should tell native born Americans, who happen to be indigent, that they’re ‘shit out of luck’, health-wise, because the free services are only for illegal aliens. I knew a guy with a bulging tumor from a ruptured ulcer, who had to walk around carrying the bulging sack protruding from his stomach, because the local hospital told him to fuck off, (whitey).

    Some things are necessities. Phone service, power, water, health care, Internet. If you build the only hospital in a region, and then decide whose lives’ you’ll save based on your personal affection (or lack of) for the individuals either saved or condemned, I see that as a problem.

    When it comes to certain things, a sense of common decency demands that some things are sacrosanct, and should not be under the personal control and domination of individuals, with their own personal biases.

    This is my metaphor of Google explaining to Tulsi Gabbard what her anti-war rhetoric is going to get her.

    • Thanks: AnonStarter
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  536. @CanSpeccy

    ‘… In fact, all American groups, including immigrant groups, have a sub-replacement fertility…’

    ‘Immigrant groups,’ or actual immigrants? The third-generation Mexican carpenter I knew had only one child and seemed headed for maybe two — but what about a Guatemalan who just got here?

    More importantly, we are not importing a representative cross-sample of these populations. The immigrants tend to be the young and childless. They come here, acquire some economic security, and then have children. The point is, even with a mere replacement birthrate and no chain immigration, two young immigrants equal four new Americans: themselves and their two kids.

    This effect will continue to drive the population up for several decades after we slam the gates shut. We’re not letting in one seventy year old, one fifty year old, one thirty year old, and one ten year old. We’re letting in four twenty year olds — most of whom will proceed to have kids.

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  537. Loup-Bouc says:
    @Rurik

    (1) Your assertions are not arguments. They are voids, other than childish hate-blather, unsupported assumptions and manglings, disregards, or denials of facts, and fractured “reasoning.” Your assertions lack RELEVANT evidence, RELEVANT fact-analysis, and any logic (sane logic).

    [MORE]

    Your rabid bigotry blinds you to the fact that “Jews,” “Jewishness,” “Judaism,” and even Zionism are IRRELEVANT to the problem of the blacklisting of Unz Review. The problem is a legal one. Your bigotry demands that you see “Jewish” conspiracies EVERYWHERE.
    Votre logique est une absence très regrettable.

    (2) Your “humor” lacks wit and is childish as your arguments.

    (3) Compare this thread’s comments # 9, # 65, # 109, # 199, # 215, # 311, # 360, # 443 (as corrected by # 445), # 478, # 484, and # 489. [I doubt you will muster the patience or diligence needed to effect that comparison scrupulously (not with the mind of a bigot), since your posts have shown the childish, shallow, mechanical mind of a brainwashed neo-Nazi. Mais peut-être qu’un peu de magie vous fera mûrir instantanément.]

    (4) Votre usage de la langue française n’est pas correct, certainement pas sophistique. La proposition correcte serait “Mangez de la merde”.

    Etudiez “Le Bon Usage: Grammaire Française” —
    https://www.biblio.com/9782801102428
    https://books.google.com/books?id=l2hcAAAAMAAJ&source=gbs_book_other_versions

    And since you may try to assert that my French diction, syntax, or grammar is improper or unsophisticated, sachez que j’ai été un membre de la Faculté de Droit de l’Université de Montpellier, en France.

    Alors, à dieu, Monsieur le Crétin.

    • Agree: Fran Taubman
  538. @CanSpeccy

    Indeed without immigrants, it would be obvious that the populations of the US and all other European majority states is moribund [etc.]

    Yes, we’ve all heard the Dead Parrot sketch.

    Interesting that your analysis removes immigrants yet assumes no corresponding changes in fertility. Why should quality folk bring many children into a world of marauders and their pets, so the children may be slaves also?

    No, static fertility absent a nation’s prime disease is the assumption of an ass. I know directly many White families whose size would have doubled/tripled in a homogenous America where the productive don’t finance involuntarily the fecundity of savages.

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  539. Loup-Bouc says:
    @Art

    How too typical of the Alr Right antisemite bigots who comment at Unz Review.

    You assume, without any evidence, that I amd a “Jew.”

    [MORE]

    I am a purely Finno-Ugric atheist who contemns all religion (even personal moral codes, however unique).

    My mother, a Greek Orthodox Christian, and her forebears were pure Magyar (a Finno-Ugric ethnicity). My mother was housekeeper, seamstress, and clothing-manufacture laborer, her forebears farmers of eastern Hungary. My father, first an atheist, then a Theosophist, and his forebears were Estonian (a Finno-Ugric ethnicity). My father was first a glazer, then a furniture-factory worker, then an electroplating engineer. His forebears were Greek Orthodox Christian farmers of Estonia.

    You assert that I am “a pure true son of the squatter Jewish State.” Read these:

    In this thread,
    * my comment of May 29, 2020 at 11:18 pm GMT (comment # 501)

    In Gilad Atzmon, Pilpul for Beginners, Unz Review (18 May 2020), https://www.unz.com/gatzmon/pilpul-for-beginners/#comment-3911804 ,
    * my comments of May 24, 2020 at 9:41 pm GMT (comment # 171)
    * my comment of May 25, 2020 at 12:07 am GMT (comment # 177) (and notice that the same comment # 177 criticizes, scathingly, Fran Taubman, who is truly a “true [child] of the squatter Jewish State.”
    * my comment of May 21, 2020 at 8:32 pm GMT (comment # 139) and add Ranajit Das, Paul
    Wexler, Mehdi Pirooznia, and Eran Elhaik, The Origins of Ashkenaz, Ashkenazic Jews, and Yiddish, Frontiers in Genetics: Evolutionary and Population Genetics (21 June 2017), https://www.frontiersin.org/articles/10.3389/fgene.2017.00087/full
    * my comment of May 24, 2020 at 2:01 am GMT (comment 158, which cites and discussed the Ranajit Das, Paul Wexler, Mehdi Pirooznia, and Eran Elhaik article cited immidiately above.

    Your quasi-Nazi mind cannot see that “Jews,” “Jewishness,” “Judaism,” Israel, and Zionism are irrelevant to the matter Ron Unz’s article raises — the LEGAL matter of Google’s blacklisting Unz Review.

    In this thread, my comment # 443 (as corrected by my comment # 445) showed the primary legal problems. [See also my comment of May 25, 2020 at 2:18 am GMT (comment # 9).] And also in this thread, my comments # 478 and # 489 addressed a secondary legal matter that, itself, could lead to an arguably possible overarching issue of whether Congress violated the federal constitution’s first amendment when it enacted the statute codified in 47 U.S.C. § 230(c)(2).

  540. CanSpeccy says: • Website
    @schnellandine

    Interesting that your analysis removes immigrants yet assumes no corresponding changes in fertility. Why should quality folk bring many children into a world of marauders and their pets, so the children may be slaves also?

    Seems like you want an argument but have nothing to argue about.

    I stated that US population is rising because of immigration. That is a fact.

    [MORE]

    On the obvious assumption of all other things being equal, I stated that without immigration, the US population would be declining. That is a fact.

    You assert that the fertility of native-born Americans is below replacement because what you call “quality folk” exist in a world of what you call “maruders and their pets”.

    I am not sure what that means. But if you think people who work hard and productively should not have to support welfare breeding, I agree. Indeed I have repeated argued that welfare breeding should be severely curbed by (1) making welfare for unwed mothers contingent on their identifying their partners, the identity to be confirmed by DNA testing, and (2) making fathers of children of welfare mothers pay child support or go to debtors’s jail where they will be required to work for the money to make child support payments. Such measures should curb the dysgenic pattern of breeding in the US and other Western nations.

    However, making bums support their kids, is unlikely to persuade career women to give up their careers for motherhood. The idea that a woman should not seek to distinguish herself but to raise distinguished sons, died with no-fault divorce. A woman’s gotta look out for herself first, rather than worry about the posterity of a husband quite likely to move on to Wife 2, 3 or 4 as the earlier models begin to show wear and tear.

    The solution to that problem is to make motherhood a paying proposition, to which end what is needed is a large, lifetime maternity benefit based on the lifetime income of the natural parents and paid in cash to the mother. That way, a smart women who sacrifice career for family would have good prospects of life-time financial security (as good anyway as being married to the same guy for life).

  541. CanSpeccy says: • Website