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    Here is how the cliodynamician Peter Turchin, in his book War and Peace and War (which I reviewed here), describes the outcomes of different pit-fight scenarios between the Romans and the Gauls: Upon inquiry, it emerged that this assessment wasn't backed up by statistical evidence: Even so, the stereotype that Northerners are stronger than Southerners...
  • @Jeff Stryker
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    Why would you be on this site if this is your position?

    Why shouldn’t I be? Is there a requirement that everybody needs to think alike and respond accordingly? I enjoy a lot of the topics discussed here, especially those that touch on my ancestral homeland. BTW, I follow several blogs at the UNZ review, not just Karlin’s.

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  • @Anonymous Jew
    The current thinking has Ashkenazis at 35-40% Roman, 35-40% Levantine and the rest Central or Eastern European though recent studies I've come across has the remaining admixture as primarily Eastern European (numbers vary widely by researcher). So your observations make perfect sense. I just Google imaged a young Harvey Keitel and he looks like one of my Jewish cousins. Nimoy actually looked somewhat Levantine. In the first photo below he could almost pass for a light-skinned Palestinian:

    https://monstermoviekid.wordpress.com/2015/03/25/a-tribute-to-leonard-nimoy-baffled-1973/

    There’s a certain type of Russian/Lithuanian Jew like Barr or Seagal or Bronson that looks Eurasian.

    Keitel and other Polish Jews look 100% Slavic to me and I suspect that when the King of Poland invited the Jews there were conversions among the local populace to some degree. Like Keitel they tend to have snub noses, Slavic wide cheekbones, muscular builds.

    As for German-Jews, this makes sense. They look Italian and play Italians in films. Winkler, Caan etc.

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  • @Daniel Chieh
    Seems like something worth looking into. They do seem like Bronze Age specimens.

    Samoans and other Pacific Islanders are a varying mixture of the early Austronesian expansion (Filipinos/Malays et al) and the indigenous Austroloid populations (think black-skinned Australian Aborigines). Some populations look more Malay while others look more Austroloid. Australoids are, of course, much darker, have curly hair, large brow ridges, and facial hair. Malays/Filipinos are a subgroup of Southeast Asians and look more or less like other SE Asians (straight hair, no facial hair, etc). (Note their language family is Austronesian – same as Malays, Filipinos et al)

    There are a lot of theories for why they got so big and strong. Mixing two distant populations (Malays and Australoids) added some genetic variation to aid evolutionary change. One theory is that sailing across the Pacific required immense upper body strength. It’s also interesting that animals confined to Islands often exhibit either gigantism or dwarfism. If I recall correctly, there are natives on Islands around the Philippines that are pygmy-like. So human populations in the Pacific have gone in both directions, size wise. Their stocky build could also be a partial adaption to cold since you’d be very exposed sailing thousands of miles across the Pacific Ocean in those little boats. When you’re soaking wet and sailing you can get pretty cold, even in the tropics.

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  • Imagine that a nominee for secretary of state had shared platforms with white nationalist Richard B. Spencer and been given a major award by his National Policy Institute, which describes itself as "an independent organization dedicated to the heritage, identity, and future of people of European descent in the United States and around the world."...
  • @Anonymous White Male
    I think the Unz Review should provide commentary by the links to their threads. Something like, "This guy is a douche. Ron just posts stuff like this to show what stupid twats are writing these days." It would help me ignore them so I don't waste any time reading some cut and paste wanker that wouldn't know his ass from a hole in the ground.

    {I think the Unz Review should provide commentary by the links to their threads. }

    If you read Unz.com somewhat regularly, you should be able to figure out what the articles/authors advocate, without additional commentary. Ron puts a lot of stuff out there for anyone who wants to read – to read. That is why it is an interesting site to visit. If he advocated some particular thread (…philosophy, idea, movement,…),, the site would become uninteresting and monotonous in short order.

    { It would help me ignore them …….}

    Again, you should be able to figure out from the title or a few words in the opening paragraph what the author is advocating. For example, when I saw this in the sub-title Islamophobia Enters the Government,…..’, I knew immediately what the author is going to advocate or complain about – because the bogus word ‘Islamophobia’ was manufactured to disarm any resistance to Islamization of non-Muslim societies, particularly Western/Christian societies.
    I therefor did not waste time reading the article. Yeah, sometimes you miss out on some interesting stuff if you skip the entire article, but to me the cost/benefit of that decision works out.

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  • About a decade ago, I got a Netflix subscription and was amazed that the Internet now provided immediate access to so many thousands of movies on my own computer screen. But after a week or two of heavy use and the creation of a long watch-list of prospective films I'd always wanted to see, my...
  • @utu

    Mark Lane managed to find another alleged CIA plotter willing to testify under sworn oath of Hunt’s involvement
     
    Who was this CIA plotter? Marita Lorenz? She has zero credibility. Only one juror claimed he was persuaded by the trial that Hunt/CIA was involve in JFK conspiracy. Other jurors whom Lane omitted form his book did not.

    Angleton? Do we really know what he said or are these just rumors and allegation? There are rumors of some memo but nobody has seen it. What would be Angleton's motive? Is there a connection to Watergate in going after Hunt?

    Hunt's deathbed confession? Money, money for his unscrupulous sons using demented father.

    Why did Hunt sue the Liberty Lobby? Because he knew he would win the trial and would not be further compromised. And he won the trial and got awarded $650k. The trial was overturned on appeal and things would go away, right? But there was the second trial which he must push for?

    All the knowledgeable people in DC knew? This is probably true but very few of them know the how and the who and they are all susceptible to disinformation and being used as propagators of disinformation.

    (wiki) Hunt sued Liberty Lobby – but not the Sunday News Journal – for libel. Liberty Lobby stipulated, in this first trial, that the question of Hunt's alleged involvement in the assassination would not be contested.[59] Hunt prevailed and was awarded $650,000 damages. In 1983, however, the case was overturned on appeal because of error in jury instructions.[60] In a second trial, held in 1985, Mark Lane made an issue of Hunt's location on the day of the Kennedy assassination.[61] Lane successfully defended Liberty Lobby by producing evidence suggesting that Hunt had been in Dallas. He used depositions from David Atlee Phillips, Richard Helms, G. Gordon Liddy, Stansfield Turner, and Marita Lorenz, plus a cross-examination of Hunt. On retrial, the jury rendered a verdict for Liberty Lobby.[62] Lane claimed he convinced the jury that Hunt was a JFK assassination conspirator, but some of the jurors who were interviewed by the media said they disregarded the conspiracy theory and judged the case (according to the judge's jury instructions) on whether the article was published with "reckless disregard for the truth."[63] Lane outlined his theory about Hunt's and the CIA's role in Kennedy's murder in a 1991 book, Plausible Denial.
     
    All those people involved form Hunt to Liberty Lobby and this guy Lane are all unscrupulous liars. One wants to stay away form people like that. The world is full of them but it is possible to find a refuge where chances of meeting people like that are small. This refuge is the world of 'normalcy' populated with 'normal' people who are 'naive' and not 'savvy' in good sense. Most of us found this kind of refuge in our 'normal' work and 'normal' families.

    As far as JFK my position is: Yes, there was a conspiracy and many people were involved but we will never know the how and the who. Too much disinformation was spread around since. Nothing will be believed. It is a perfect Rashomon where even ghosts of dead people lie.

    Yes, there was a conspiracy and many people were involved but we will never know the how and the who.

    Your assertion entails a logical contradiction.

    That there was a conspiracy can be inferred only from a knowledge of “the how and the who.” Therefore, to conclude that there was a conspiracy is to assert that a realistic and significant probability of truth can be assigned to certain propositions relating to the “how and the who.”

    That “much disinformation was spread” is in itself relevant to the identity of the “how and the who,” since it raises the question as to who had, and likely continues to have, the resources to spread “much disinformation” (and, apparently, the means, with impunity, to eliminate those who might expose their crimes).

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  • Data from European Social Survey Round 8 (2016) via Alexandre Afonso (h/t Emil): In ordered form: Russia might not as hardcore as Czechia or Hungary, but it's still way more skeptical of alien immigration than the European average. Israel, Poland, Italy, Estonia, and Austria round off Europe's based leagues. Meanwhile, all the usual suspects are...
  • @Mr. XYZ
    : Does this mean that Russia doesn't want a lot of Chinese immigrants either?

    Indeed, I was thinking about the idea of having Russia gradually accept 10 or 20 million Chinese immigrants in order to increase its population a bit (accepting more than that would probably be too much for Russia to swallow). Also, these immigrants could replace the Jews (whose numbers are rapidly declining and have been declining since the 1960s) as Russia's cognitive elite.

    It seems like all of your posts start with a colon. Is that something specific to your mobile that you’re writing in?

    Also, these immigrants could replace the Jews (whose numbers are rapidly declining and have been declining since the 1960s) as Russia’s cognitive elite.

    I think China needs a Russian artistic elite more than Russia needs a foreign cognitive elite.

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  • Here is how the cliodynamician Peter Turchin, in his book War and Peace and War (which I reviewed here), describes the outcomes of different pit-fight scenarios between the Romans and the Gauls: Upon inquiry, it emerged that this assessment wasn't backed up by statistical evidence: Even so, the stereotype that Northerners are stronger than Southerners...
  • @Simon in London
    "this assessment wasn’t backed up by statistical evidence"

    Turchin definitely didn't originate this meme, I recall reading the exact same words many years ago - I think in 'I, Claudius'. I had the impression Tacitus had said it, but perhaps it's a modern trope.

    Napoleon famously said it of Mamelukes and Frenchmen.

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  • Just as their predecessors of the 1920s always denied the existence of "Jewish quotas," top officials at Harvard, Yale, Princeton and the other Ivy League schools today strongly deny the existence of "Asian quotas." But there exists powerful statistical evidence to the contrary. Each year, American universities provide their racial enrollment data to the National...
  • 16.5 percent is suspiciously close to one sixth.

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  • Data from European Social Survey Round 8 (2016) via Alexandre Afonso (h/t Emil): In ordered form: Russia might not as hardcore as Czechia or Hungary, but it's still way more skeptical of alien immigration than the European average. Israel, Poland, Italy, Estonia, and Austria round off Europe's based leagues. Meanwhile, all the usual suspects are...
  • @Mightypeon
    My own hypothesis is that, for various reasons cultural closeness being one of them, Ukrainian brain drain towards Russia was more significant then Ukrainian brain drain towards the west. What I mean is that Ukrainians who move to Russia become Russians (somewhat) which is less the case for Ukrainians moving to the west. Prio to Maidan, migration towards Russia was also much simpler.

    I think that the negative effect of the brain drain struck the Russophone parts stronger then the pro western ones. Ukrainians who liked Russia could easily move there, significantly improving their security and their earnings in the process, and pretty much stay there. Ukrainians who strongly disliked Russia would not migrate there, had frequently less opportunities to migrate west, and thus stayed and "stewed" in their own anger.

    Recently had an expat event with an Ukrainian lady (not fully Maidan but pretty certain that Ukraine is not Russia) and some Thais. The Thai got a bit drunk and was asking about how that whole thing actually happened. I kind of tried to make an equivalence between the Thai-Viet and the Russo-Polish rivalry, with Ukraine/Cambodia in the middle and getting dunked on by everyone. The Ukrainian lady made an impassioned plea to Ukrainian rebelliousness, aversion to authority and spontanity. The Thai was like "ah, so you basically Ukrainians are like Russians but less organized and thus less good at violence?" . I chuckled a bit too loudly and thus didnt get laid.

    The Ukrainian lady made an impassioned plea to Ukrainian rebelliousness, aversion to authority and spontanity. The Thai was like “ah, so you basically Ukrainians are like Russians but less organized and thus less good at violence?” .

    Epic self-pwn.

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  • "If you're ... pathetically weak, the country is going to be overrun with millions of people, and if you're strong, then you don't have any heart, that's a tough dilemma. ... I'd rather be strong." So said President Donald Trump, on issuing his order halting the separation of children from parents caught breaking into the...
  • No, I don’t think so.

    white western “men” are weak and ineffectual

    In contrast, Men of Color are strong and intrepid

    No wonder white girls are choosing to bear their children

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  • I'm hoping that Katherine J. Wu is trolling Vox with what could be a parody, but ... For example, in The Lion King, Whoopi Goldberg is the alpha female while Cheech Marin and Jim Cummings are her sidekicks. I'm sure that's not a coincidence (seriously, scr
  • @Rosie

    No woman who remembers Jr. High wants a society dominated by females.
     
    Au contraire, I remember junior high very well. The relentless sexual harassment was so brutal that I went to a high school with no boys. That's part of the problem with telling boys they are better and smarter than girls. When the mush more complicated reality slaps them in the face, they lash out with a furious compulsion to humiliate and destroy any girl who stands out for her intelligence.

    I’m sure the boys that you didn’t go to jr high with are deeply grateful. Would you consider going to a blog with no boys?

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  • Here is how the cliodynamician Peter Turchin, in his book War and Peace and War (which I reviewed here), describes the outcomes of different pit-fight scenarios between the Romans and the Gauls: Upon inquiry, it emerged that this assessment wasn't backed up by statistical evidence: Even so, the stereotype that Northerners are stronger than Southerners...
  • Anon[298] • Disclaimer says:
    @Mr. Hack
    Sometimes, the old wisdom, that many of our parents taught us when growing up seems to be lost by commenters (and writers too) at the UNZ Review. It went something like this:

    There are good and bad and smart and stupid people within all races, creeds and nationalities
     
    I still think that it holds true today.

    Many parts of the Latin American world, including Mexico, are extremely unsafe, at least judging by homicide rates. Other parts (generally fewer and farther between) are the reverse.

    Hispano-Americans on the other hand seem to be not much more criminal than non-hispanic whites, except for things like drunk driving, so I would guess much of the problem in Latin America is with a dysfunctional and corrupt political culture. But if you’ve run into Mexican gangs I can see how that would give one a very dim view of Mexicans in general.

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  • From the NYT Opinion columns: Uh, let me guess ... Trump's immigration policies remind Paul, a retired Princeton professor, of ... how hard the Princeton Admissions department works to keep out undocumented admittees, turning away 95% of applicants, many of whom have dreamt desperately of going to Princeton? That when you come right down to...
  • “The thing about anti-Semitism is that it was never about anything Jews actually did.”

    If Krugman honestly believes this, then he is an ignoramus and a fool.

    But he doesn’t, of course. Which makes him a liar and a knave.

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  • Freedom of movement is the founding value of the European Union. The “four freedoms” are inscribed in the binding EU treaties and directives: free movement of goods, services, capital and persons (labor) among the Member States. Of course, the key freedom here is that of capital, the indispensable condition of neoliberal globalization. It enables international...
  • @Authenticjazzman
    Okay so you are still pain because your dream candidate HC did not win, so just start counting the days til 4 Nov 2024, and then perhaps your party of blue-haired, ponytailed crazies will get back in power and then continue their drive to transform the US into a northern version of Venezuela.

    "Full of corrupt to the core scum" : Republicratic party = I have known this since before you were born, however the real issue here is that the Republicans are of course dispicable, but the Democrats are the world record holders regarding stupidity and graft, and underhandedness.
    Nobody in the Republican party ever claimed that the island of Guam would tip over if the US troops were to be relocated there such a democrat dimwit asserted.
    Such abject fools as MW, or EW are still not to be found amongst the ranks of the Republicans.

    If one were to do a survey of party affiliation amongst the folks sitting in the waiting rooms of shrinks, one would be not so suprised as to discover that 98% of them identify as : Democrats.

    AJM "Mensa" qualified since 1973, airborne trained US Army vet, and pro jazz musician.

    I thought you can read, but your response casts doubt. Where did I say that I wanted Hillary to win? In my book she is the quintessential scum. All I said is that Trump is better, albeit only marginally. The same is true about the phony Republican party: it might be better than equally phony Democratic party, but only marginally. Both main parties are corrupt and untrustworthy. As long as they control the political process in the US, our country is doomed to march straight to the precipice of self-destruction.

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  • On my many walking visits to the vast Normandy battlefield in France, I kept recalling the ever so wise dictum of Prussia’s great monarch, Frederick the Great: ‘he who defends everything, defends nothing.’ On this 74th anniversary of the D-Day landings, it’s well worth recalling the old warrior-king. Adolf Hitler, a veteran of the infantry,...
  • @byrresheim
    If I understood rightly, you are slightly traumatized by one or more failed marriages.

    Up to a point that is an excuse for clouded judgement.

    Up to a point.

    “If I understood rightly, you are slightly traumatized by one or more failed marriages”

    No you did not “understand rightly” as I never made such a statement, and I am most happily married to my third and last wife.

    Take a look in a mirror and you will view someone who is expressing “clouded judgement”.

    AJM

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  • I had coffee with a foreign friend a week ago. The subject of Donald Trump inevitably came up and my friend said that he was torn between describing Trump as a genius or as an idiot, but was inclined to lean towards genius. He explained that Trump was willy-nilly establishing a new world order that...
  • @Philip Giraldi
    You know Chuck about nine months ago here at Unz I wrote an article suggesting that Jews with strong feelings about Israel should honorably recuse themselves from any deliberations over US foreign policy in the Middle East, which should be based on American interests alone. I still believe that. There is no reason why our negotiating team should consist 100% of Jews with passionate attachment to the self-described Jewish state, no reason at all.

    The Saker posted his conversation with Michael Hoffman —

    https://www.unz.com/tsaker/an-interview-with-michael-a-hoffman-ii/

    including this discussion on the topic, Why are the Rabbis Silent on Gaza,
    by Rabbi David bar-Mashon Shiloh

    It’s lengthy, but required viewing for Unz participants and should be shown to the assembled Congress.

    The rabbi drives home the point that Jews are more important than any other consideration. Saker listed the time stamps of some significant statements, but not the rabbis stem-winder conclusion: The people of Gaza are evil; it is not only moral but immoral not to destroy every person in Gaza; it can be accomplished easily–and cheaply! the reb notes: train machine guns on the population until they are all dead, shouldn’t take more than a few weeks. It’s what the British and Americans did to destroy Germany.

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  • Data from European Social Survey Round 8 (2016) via Alexandre Afonso (h/t Emil): In ordered form: Russia might not as hardcore as Czechia or Hungary, but it's still way more skeptical of alien immigration than the European average. Israel, Poland, Italy, Estonia, and Austria round off Europe's based leagues. Meanwhile, all the usual suspects are...
  • @Dmitry
    Sure, but everyone's sailors, probably can make a bad impression - I doubt American sailors are more popular.

    Also this article is extremely old and is from the New York Times.

    Japanese culture is very popular in Russia, but with a specific people, i.e. polite geeks who want to transform into characters from Nintendo games.

    A lot of tourists going to visit or live in Japan nowadays are these people. Japan welcomes eccentrics and will probably think they are cool, and so they'll contribute to improving relationships when they visit Japan.


    -

    Japanese-Russia relations reached a new level this year, after skaters were being welcomed as honorary almost Japanese

    Zagitova at least looks Japanese.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1d0rsjC-3w4


    And Medvedeva can dance like them.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v9mk57NcmZ8

    Fairly famous, but worth sharing. She put in quite a bit of effort to capture the “feel” of the main character as well and was trying to replicate the first episode.

    IIRC it was an exhibition match, so there was nothing to win or lose, so might as well mess around and have fun.

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  • Here is how the cliodynamician Peter Turchin, in his book War and Peace and War (which I reviewed here), describes the outcomes of different pit-fight scenarios between the Romans and the Gauls: Upon inquiry, it emerged that this assessment wasn't backed up by statistical evidence: Even so, the stereotype that Northerners are stronger than Southerners...
  • “this assessment wasn’t backed up by statistical evidence”

    Turchin definitely didn’t originate this meme, I recall reading the exact same words many years ago – I think in ‘I, Claudius’. I had the impression Tacitus had said it, but perhaps it’s a modern trope.

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    Napoleon famously said it of Mamelukes and Frenchmen.
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  • About a decade ago, I got a Netflix subscription and was amazed that the Internet now provided immediate access to so many thousands of movies on my own computer screen. But after a week or two of heavy use and the creation of a long watch-list of prospective films I'd always wanted to see, my...
  • It is always troll city whenever the realities of the JFK or RFK assassinations are challenged publicly. Plenty of government trolls no doubt, but also many individuals who simply have no ability to manage the cognitive dissonance created by facing the facts of the matter that our shared “reality” is simply an illusion created by propaganda. I would add that having read a good deal regarding the assassinations of both Malcolm X and MLK that one can make a very solid case that the entire elite level of progressive leadership in the U.S. was assassinated within a five year period during my teen years. I know of no one today who has taken the time to really study the information available regarding these events who can even begin to make a rational, evidenced base defense, of either the Warren Commission or the investigation into RFK’s murder. The only reason to believe the “official story” of these events today is either to try to protect the credibility of the amoral institutions that were complicit, or to protect one’s fragile fantasy based sense of reality. Obviously neither reason merits serious consideration.

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  • CONSPIRACIES DON’T EXIST

    Umm, Watergate.

    The mafia.

    The Bush administration.

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  • From the NYT Opinion page: Obviously, all those potential immigrants out there around the world are just itching to move to the middle of nowhere rather than, say, the Los Angeles Megaloplex. After all, immigrants to Australia always pass up expensive Sydney for the elbow room of Alice Springs. And whoever heard of an immigrant...
  • Lot says:

    There are still some Democrats who want to win and turn way up the implicit whiteness.

    Gonna beat her with repealing the estate tax, Obamacare Repeal (version 17.7) and cutting Medicare, Mr Ryan?

    Amazingly, Dems might win an open US House seat in WV that Trump won by 50 points.

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  • Data from European Social Survey Round 8 (2016) via Alexandre Afonso (h/t Emil): In ordered form: Russia might not as hardcore as Czechia or Hungary, but it's still way more skeptical of alien immigration than the European average. Israel, Poland, Italy, Estonia, and Austria round off Europe's based leagues. Meanwhile, all the usual suspects are...
  • My own hypothesis is that, for various reasons cultural closeness being one of them, Ukrainian brain drain towards Russia was more significant then Ukrainian brain drain towards the west. What I mean is that Ukrainians who move to Russia become Russians (somewhat) which is less the case for Ukrainians moving to the west. Prio to Maidan, migration towards Russia was also much simpler.

    I think that the negative effect of the brain drain struck the Russophone parts stronger then the pro western ones. Ukrainians who liked Russia could easily move there, significantly improving their security and their earnings in the process, and pretty much stay there. Ukrainians who strongly disliked Russia would not migrate there, had frequently less opportunities to migrate west, and thus stayed and “stewed” in their own anger.

    Recently had an expat event with an Ukrainian lady (not fully Maidan but pretty certain that Ukraine is not Russia) and some Thais. The Thai got a bit drunk and was asking about how that whole thing actually happened. I kind of tried to make an equivalence between the Thai-Viet and the Russo-Polish rivalry, with Ukraine/Cambodia in the middle and getting dunked on by everyone. The Ukrainian lady made an impassioned plea to Ukrainian rebelliousness, aversion to authority and spontanity. The Thai was like “ah, so you basically Ukrainians are like Russians but less organized and thus less good at violence?” . I chuckled a bit too loudly and thus didnt get laid.

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    The Ukrainian lady made an impassioned plea to Ukrainian rebelliousness, aversion to authority and spontanity. The Thai was like “ah, so you basically Ukrainians are like Russians but less organized and thus less good at violence?” .
     
    Epic self-pwn.
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  • In response to Ron Unz’s “The Remarkable Historiography of David Irving”, this note will pick up on and elucidate the reader-comment to that from James N. Kennett, which stated: “It seemed to me that the problem with his work was not the possible inaccuracy of the details that he included – but the things he...
  • Typical jew claim= Jews don’t control fed res/banks or wall street…

    Sat what!??…

    Typical shystering lying jew answer. I checked my Local bank branch, and no jews do actual money counting….Plus my NY jewish uncle, the one that Nazis gassed to death in 1919, told me he checked at main fed reserve HQ and found no jews counting odddles of cash swindled from the goys and their fed govnt serfs and shabboz leaders in govnt…Ergo if zero jews actually count the cash money, then no jews Hold the money in hand, therefore No jews are in control of wall street nor any fed res nor any usa banks!

    PS: and in Israel when IDF shoots and mass murders tons of innocent Palestinian kiddies and babies and feeble old folk, they always use just a “Ruger .22 Caliber rifle. the Ruger Model 10/22!!!”

    And all them Huge 64 Lb Barret made, .50 Caliber BMG, sniper rifles as seen on many videos from various Israeli IDF live shootings etc are all Fake!…Just a Ruger 10/22 .22 Cal kids rifle used for Head and Knee shots at 1,000 Yard ranges!…Those rifles are Made to look like a real Barret .50 Cal BMG rifle in order to…..Scare pallies into running away!…..Trust me for I am an Honest jewey jewish jew that always speaks truth based on only facts….If You disagree? That makes You an anti-Semite Nazi and a big jew hater.

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  • While this may sound like somebody is trolling iSteve with the perfect parody, this article is actually from the Seattle Times last month: Cougar-attack victim S.J. Brooks was leader for inclusivity in bike community Originally published May 24, 2018 at 1:39 pm Updated June 4, 2018 at 5:31 pm Seattle's cycling community took to social...
  • @AnotherDad

    BTW, if approached by an aggressive cougar, you should stand up to it and not run. First, there’s no way you can outrun a cougar, and secondly he’ll just think you’re acting like dinner.
     
    Excellent advice.

    With cougars make yourself look big. If you have something with you, hold it up to look even bigger. Act like you're going to be trouble. (Which you could be--carrying not a bad option.) Do not run, like a deer or you could meet a deer's fate.

    My impression is that most cougar kills have been small game--kids--on the suburban/rural fringe. But probably there are a few adult hiker kills as well.

    ~~~

    BTW, don't know what the heck is going on with predators in Washington. But the rabbits are all over the place this year. It's crazy, you be standing in your front yard chatting with a neighbor and can see several running around folks' yards, turn around and a couple more are scampering across the street. On the trails, you're lucky if you don't kick one. (Ok, that's an exaggeration, they do seem to get out of the way at the last second, but they've become much more non-chalant about doing it.) Yet, I haven't seen a single coyote out on my walks since we came back. I guess maybe it's so easy they don't have to--the rabbits come to them.

    Yes, the cottontails are everywhere. I’ve actually seen and heard plenty of coyotes this year. The owls are also having a field day with the rabbits.

    I don’t know why we aren’t allowed to hunt the rabbits here in the summer. It’s a stupid rule. I’d be out with a .22 once a week to bag some rabbits and make a stew. Given their numbers, it wouldn’t take long to bag a half dozen of them. They’re pretty small so you’d need a few to feed a family of five.

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  • Here is how the cliodynamician Peter Turchin, in his book War and Peace and War (which I reviewed here), describes the outcomes of different pit-fight scenarios between the Romans and the Gauls: Upon inquiry, it emerged that this assessment wasn't backed up by statistical evidence: Even so, the stereotype that Northerners are stronger than Southerners...
  • @Jeff Stryker
    ANONYMOUS


    Grew up around German-American Jews and agree about the Italian-Winkler, Caan made their name playing Italian Guidos.

    But there is something vaguely Eurasian about Lithuanian and Russian Jews like Barr and Nimoy.

    In my opinion Polish Jews like Keitel look the most Slavic.

    The current thinking has Ashkenazis at 35-40% Roman, 35-40% Levantine and the rest Central or Eastern European though recent studies I’ve come across has the remaining admixture as primarily Eastern European (numbers vary widely by researcher). So your observations make perfect sense. I just Google imaged a young Harvey Keitel and he looks like one of my Jewish cousins. Nimoy actually looked somewhat Levantine. In the first photo below he could almost pass for a light-skinned Palestinian:

    https://monstermoviekid.wordpress.com/2015/03/25/a-tribute-to-leonard-nimoy-baffled-1973/

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    There's a certain type of Russian/Lithuanian Jew like Barr or Seagal or Bronson that looks Eurasian.

    Keitel and other Polish Jews look 100% Slavic to me and I suspect that when the King of Poland invited the Jews there were conversions among the local populace to some degree. Like Keitel they tend to have snub noses, Slavic wide cheekbones, muscular builds.

    As for German-Jews, this makes sense. They look Italian and play Italians in films. Winkler, Caan etc.
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  • From the Times of London:
  • @Altai
    It's actualy fascinating how many Syrians have been killed in ethnic violence in Istanbul that cosmopolitan western journalists never report about. Like with Israel, Turkey isn't treated like a Western country ultimately, no matter how much we're not supposed to say so.

    OT:
    Went to a Turkish news site for something else but had two Sailer-bait stories in the sidebar.

    http://www.hurriyetdailynews.com/turkeys-genealogy-service-prompts-spike-in-double-citizenship-enquiries-127488

    Many Turkish citizens have taken steps to try to obtain the second citizenship, upon discovering their ancestry traced back to other countries such as Bulgaria, Greece, Romania, Macedonia and Bosnia-Herzegovina.

    Millions of people have flocked to the “e-government” portal (www.turkiye.gov.tr) after Turkey launched an online genealogy service at the start of February, allowing all people with a citizenship number to learn about their ancestors with just a few clicks. The records stretch back to Ottoman records in the early 19th century.

    Upon launching the demand was so intense that the website crashed soon after launching. The site was re-launched on Feb. 14.

    After finding that their ancestry is rooted in Europe, many amateur researchers have reportedly started researching options for double citizenship.

    Many who found that their ancestry traces back to EU-member countries such as Bulgaria, Greece and Romania have been particularly keen to look into possible double citizenship opportunities. Macedonia and Bosnia-Herzegovina are also thought to be receiving citizenship applications from Turkish citizens, with many submitting legal enquiries to the justice, foreign and interior ministries of the countries, as well as their consulates and embassies in Turkey.

    I’d say a massive proportion of West Anatolians could claim jus sanguine from some of these states, not that it will be a huge problem for those states since I’d say our newly-minted EU passport holders have other German and English-speaking labour markets in mind.

    http://www.hurriyetdailynews.com/resentment-rising-against-syrian-refugees-in-turkeys-urban-centers-international-crisis-group-report-127548

    And at least 24 Syrians (11 others and not necessarily Turksish) have been killed in ‘intercommunal violence’ in one district of Istanbul during 2017.

    “Public services such as health and education, already strained by the district’s rapid expansion, have been further overstretched by the refugee influx. Locals complain about long lines at hospitals, crowded classrooms, skyrocketing rents, packed buses and piled-up trash. The sense that the Syrian influx has worsened the quality of life is sowing resentment among hosts, irrespective of political affiliation,” the ICG warned in its report.

    Sultangazi is home to pious Sunni Muslim conservatives, left-leaning Alevis, Turkish ultra-nationalists and Kurdish-speaking communities, who now live side by side with up to 50,000 Syrians, as well as approximately 8,000 migrants from Afghanistan, Pakistan and Azerbaijan.



    The ICG’s warning about Sultangazi came after an earlier report published last month called “Turkey’s Syrian Refugees: Defusing Metropolitan Tensions,” which focused on the rising intercommunal violence in the metropolitan areas.

    That report stated that violence between host communities and Syrian refugees increased threefold in the second half of 2017 compared to the same period in 2016 and at least 35 people died in these incidents during 2017, including 24 Syrians.

    “The potential for anti-refugee violence is highest in the metropolitan areas of Istanbul, Ankara and İzmir where host communities see Syrians as culturally different and resent their competition for low-wage jobs or customers, especially within the informal economy,” the report warned.

    Here is a link to the report mentioned.

    https://reliefweb.int/sites/reliefweb.int/files/resources/248-turkey-s-syrian-refugees.pdf

     

    Sephardic Jews in Turkey are generally able to claim citizenship in Spain and Portugal on the grounds that their ancestors were driven from these lands during the Inquisition. Many are applying to do so, at least as a hedge against worst case scenarios in Turkey.

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  • As I blogged in 2005:
  • @Anonymous
    He dove head first into a shallow pool and was wrong about everything.

    Murray's story reminds me of one of the big myths about von Neumann - that he was a great mental calculator. In fact he was not so at all, he simply memorized certain physical constants and algebraic techniques (there used to be a terrific bag of techniques back when the word “computer” referred to a human who calculated as a profession — look up “nomography” for example). There are simple techniques "computers" used to use to hold long strings of numbers in their heads and repeat them forwards and backwards.

    Neumann was magnificent and, unlike Krauthammer, a true genius, indeed one of the most impressive who ever lived. All of the other Jewish “geniuses” in his circle knew, and mostly without jealousy, that he was far beyond them. As one of them put it: “trying to keep up with Neumann’s thought processes was like a tricycle trying to keep up with a racing car”.
    What impresses me is that everybody seemed to like him. What also impresses me is that he was a lover of old Europe, a passionate historian, a great dresser, and a ferocious anti-Communist.

    And, if with some doubts, he believed in God and understood that if he was to be anything, he needed to be, not only a Christian, but a Catholic.

    Hats off to him.

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  • My Romania post will hopefully be up in a few days. In the meantime, I'll share my impressions of the Sukhoi Superjet 100, which I flew for the first time on the way back from Bucharest. Overall impressions: Meh. As densely packed as any Airbus, and way more vibrations and creaking sounds than the average...
  • @Mitleser
    France is finished

    https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DgSOPiYXcAE5r22.jpg

    Time to dance

    https://i.imgur.com/PVPlHR3.gif

    Reuters reports him as saying Macron desires to reign as a “Jupiterian” president – “a remote, dignified figure, like the Roman god of gods, who weighs his rare pronouncements carefully”.

    Jupiterian legacy incoming.

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  • These long summer days are good for forest walks or swimming; in the evenings, I read classics with my 10 year old son who otherwise spends too much time at video games. This time, it happens to be the Odyssey, the poem I translated some 25 years ago, and yesterday I came to read Book...
  • @m___
    Why do "Hillaries and Clintons" float to the center of gravity, where the wealth and power are?

    One of the reasons is that cognitive capabilities, knowledge, formal knowledge of the state of the world is derisory to the "job". What is required in the first and foremost loyalty to the per-during elites of capital. Our supra national elites ultimately. A mafia system, loyalty to godfather's capital interests of the in-group supra national elites.

    Capital as the part that can be translated into concrete, and a whiff of ego, to their second rate, sluggish minds concrete being the most per-during asset of our planet.

    Ethics only play a secondary role, and only concerning their own, much like any in-group(mainstream criminal or not) oriented association. Opportunism, translated in realized gain(concrete and resulting ego(credibility to the masses) is the ultimate god.

    That makes the Hillaries such prized serfs. Devout, simple and humble as to the rulers, generational proofs of loyalty, highly compromised, a next generation in the lining(Billy Gates' daughter anyone?), phenotypically cured, unable to survive outside the bulb environment and secondly being able to talk and inspire(an Assange and the depth of the subject allow not) the deplorables. Hillaries are tarred and nailed to whatever calls the daylight.

    Some things come to mind,

    Ethics is not much more then supreme(as in quality) opportunism.

    Our public elites(themselves serfs to invisible power), cannot hover in talk and presence but a variant(IQ) or more above the mean of the population. They need other qualities of course, the second being very submissive to their rulers. They are essentially "translators", and their supply is abundant what makes them "cheap" to the de facto elites. There is little opportunity for them to be accepted in the power nucleus, they are commodities and disposable.

    Hillaries have a high drive for concrete and since they see the planet as a narrow strip of highway, they can easily motivate themselves to constantly measure success to each other, fading out the enormous humiliation of being at the mercy of the real power players. Joke. Remember Putin considered once a career as a taxi driver(his own words, probably not true, since uttered publicly). The point is that Hillaries could be as well small business owners, craftsmen, and second grade teachers as for raw processing power. Not very exceptional, translates into "successful" for them.

    Value is more then cognitive capacities and formalized knowledge, but in the field of politics, making policies, it should be made a necessary requirement. Politics not being much more then applied science to sociology, psychology, science in general, and yes even simple arithmetic.

    You summed it up about the commodification of the figureheads anyway. Just sort of… fufu working class bumblers.

    Just a bunch of common trash rats racing for a reward. Concrete rewards that they can see and smell and touch with the senses. Concrete capital prizes,

    […

    concrete being the most per-during asset of our planet.

    (pertaining to (during) transiting earthly existence, ??)

    For the average Lunkhead, it is more comforting to deal with material items, especially if one is essentially MATERIALISTIC orientated.

    Is materialism a first level of consciousness, or a default adjustment (in service to Mammon) when one reliably matures and drops back from transcendental questions that are too disturbing, and not much compensated for.

    The main thing is though how nice the leaders resonate with the mean common denominators, and are able to start stampedes anytime, etc.

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  • "If you're ... pathetically weak, the country is going to be overrun with millions of people, and if you're strong, then you don't have any heart, that's a tough dilemma. ... I'd rather be strong." So said President Donald Trump, on issuing his order halting the separation of children from parents caught breaking into the...
  • Anon[350] • Disclaimer says:

    The English settlers brought in 600,000 slaves, ethnically cleansed the Indians… Andrew Jackson drove the Spanish out of Florida, sent the Cherokee packing on the Trail of Tears, and told a dissenting Chief Justice John Marshall where he could go. Sam Houston tore Texas away from Mexico. “Jimmy” Polk took the Southwest and California in a war Ulysses Grant called “the most unjust ever fought.” When the South declared independence, Lincoln sent a million-man army to march them back in a war that cost 600,000 lives. William McKinley sent armies and warships to seize Puerto Rico, Hawaii, Guam and the Philippines. The indigenous peoples were not consulted. “God told me to take the Philippines,” said McKinley.

    Two things.

    US empire made good sense when whites were spreading out through areas sparsely populated with savages like in North America and Australia. It’s like Russian expansion into Siberia(and even Alaska) was doable because only Eskimo-like people stood in their way. Also, even SW territories were low in population when US took them. Lazy Mexers had done little with them.

    US empire went wrong when it began to take over places like Cuba and Philippines. There were enough people in those areas to put up resistance.

    As for Americans lacking the gall and grits to use violence to defend their interests, can it be said Americans are too soft? Too pampered? Too guilty?

    No, Americans are as ‘heartless’ and ‘cruel’ as in yesteryear. Consider. Most Americans didn’t bat an eye about 100,000s of Iraqi women and children killed by sanctions.
    Most Americans weren’t bothered by all those Iraqis killed following the invasion.
    Most Americans didn’t care about Obama’s destruction of Libya, Syria, and Ukraine.
    Tons of libby dib progs who are supposedly so dovish have been for New Cold War with Russia over nonsense like ‘gay marriage’ and Russia Hacking hysteria. And most Americans are not bothered by US support of Israeli violence against Palestinians.

    So, Americans are just as ‘hateful’ and ‘monstrous’ as ever. The difference is that Jews get to decide the Outrage Of the Moment cuz they own the media and academia(and whore politicians).
    So many progs are willing to risk war with Russia because the Outrage Machine has made Putin out as Enemy #1.

    So, the violence is still there. It’s just that most people are like dogs and need to be instructed by the Master as what to love or hate. And Jews have directed American Hate at Russia, Iran, Alt Right, and etc.
    This isn’t about real conscience or morality. It’s about WHO gets to control the Outrage Machine.

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  • I recently was asked to speak at an online conference entitled Deep Truth: Encountering Deep State Lies. My panel addressed Understanding Zionism: Deconstructing the Power Paradigm and my own topic was How Jewish Power Sustains the Israel Narrative. Working on my presentation, I was forced to confront the evolution of my own views on both...
  • @annamaria
    "...the Middle East has always treated politics as a blood sport."
    --So you have a strong apology for the blood sport of non-Persians in Persia, and yet insist that “Mordecai embodied the principle of freedom of conscience.” Was his conscience OK with the "blood sport" of exterminating physically 75000 human beings?
    You have also mentioned in your previous post The Bill of Rights, Magna Carta, and such. Do you understand that the non-Persians living in Persia (were not they Jews devoted to Israel?) had arranged a slaughter of 75000 human beings, outside of any court proceedings, and then made the slaughter part of education for small Jewish children? -- This is disgusting.
    On a point of The Bill of Rights, Magna Carta, and the achievements of the American Revolution -- Does it bother you that the only comprehensive documentary of the history of Jews in Russia ("The Two Hundred Years Together," by the Nobel Prize Laureate in Literature) has been subjected to sequestration by the US/UK publishing houses? Are there too many "Esther stories" in the documentary, which had happened too recently to become known to the wider population? http://truedemocracyparty.net/2012/05/most-banned-book-in-the-world-200-years-together-aleksandr-solzhenitsyn/
    Here, in the US, citizens can be refused the help from local city officials during a natural disaster if the citizens do not sign a pledge to never criticize Israel: https://theuglytruth.wordpress.com/2017/10/26/hurricane-israel-criminalizing-bds-only-augments-its-impact/
    https://liberalamerica.life/2017/10/26/tm-hurricane-harvey-relief-israel/
    How about The First Amendment and other achievements of American Revolution that "embodied the principle of freedom of conscience?"

    I have either opinion nor comment on any of these collateral matters. My only purpose was to confute the perversions of the Esther narrative raised by @Snag insofar as he characterized Mordecai’s adopted virgin daughter as a “whore” for “Jewish interests”. That’s bullshit. And that was my only point. I don’t pretend to be an apologist for Jews or any other ethnic group. My only boast is an ability to read at an 8th grade level.

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  • Freedom of movement is the founding value of the European Union. The “four freedoms” are inscribed in the binding EU treaties and directives: free movement of goods, services, capital and persons (labor) among the Member States. Of course, the key freedom here is that of capital, the indispensable condition of neoliberal globalization. It enables international...
  • @AnonFromTN
    The dichotomy between Republicans and Democrats in the US is a ruse. Both are controlled by the same moneyed elite, shamelessly selfish and incredibly short-sighted. The whole Republicratic party is contemptible, full of corrupt to the core scum. While Trump is marginally better than Hillary, “marginally” is the key word.

    Okay so you are still pain because your dream candidate HC did not win, so just start counting the days til 4 Nov 2024, and then perhaps your party of blue-haired, ponytailed crazies will get back in power and then continue their drive to transform the US into a northern version of Venezuela.

    “Full of corrupt to the core scum” : Republicratic party = I have known this since before you were born, however the real issue here is that the Republicans are of course dispicable, but the Democrats are the world record holders regarding stupidity and graft, and underhandedness.
    Nobody in the Republican party ever claimed that the island of Guam would tip over if the US troops were to be relocated there such a democrat dimwit asserted.
    Such abject fools as MW, or EW are still not to be found amongst the ranks of the Republicans.

    If one were to do a survey of party affiliation amongst the folks sitting in the waiting rooms of shrinks, one would be not so suprised as to discover that 98% of them identify as : Democrats.

    AJM “Mensa” qualified since 1973, airborne trained US Army vet, and pro jazz musician.

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    I thought you can read, but your response casts doubt. Where did I say that I wanted Hillary to win? In my book she is the quintessential scum. All I said is that Trump is better, albeit only marginally. The same is true about the phony Republican party: it might be better than equally phony Democratic party, but only marginally. Both main parties are corrupt and untrustworthy. As long as they control the political process in the US, our country is doomed to march straight to the precipice of self-destruction.
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  • Here is how the cliodynamician Peter Turchin, in his book War and Peace and War (which I reviewed here), describes the outcomes of different pit-fight scenarios between the Romans and the Gauls: Upon inquiry, it emerged that this assessment wasn't backed up by statistical evidence: Even so, the stereotype that Northerners are stronger than Southerners...
  • @Mr. Hack
    Sometimes, the old wisdom, that many of our parents taught us when growing up seems to be lost by commenters (and writers too) at the UNZ Review. It went something like this:

    There are good and bad and smart and stupid people within all races, creeds and nationalities
     
    I still think that it holds true today.

    MR HACK

    Sir

    Why would you be on this site if this is your position?

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    Why shouldn't I be? Is there a requirement that everybody needs to think alike and respond accordingly? I enjoy a lot of the topics discussed here, especially those that touch on my ancestral homeland. BTW, I follow several blogs at the UNZ review, not just Karlin's.

    Is there something about parental common wisdom that you don't ascribe to?

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  • Freedom of movement is the founding value of the European Union. The “four freedoms” are inscribed in the binding EU treaties and directives: free movement of goods, services, capital and persons (labor) among the Member States. Of course, the key freedom here is that of capital, the indispensable condition of neoliberal globalization. It enables international...
  • Anon[285] • Disclaimer says:
    @Diversity Heretic
    I can't help but notice how many politicians referenced by this article are women. I'm more and more inclined to endorse Bismarck's idea about the role of women in society: Kuche, Kinder, Kirche (kitchen, children, church).

    Every movement has its women’s section. Our revolution didn’t make a big deal out of women. The French revolutionaries set up a women’s section. I believe the woman who led the organization was later be headed.

    50 years later Americas abolition movement had a powerful
    Women’s section. Prohibition had a lot of women advocates.

    Most 20th century movements had women’s sections such as the Nazi and Facist movements of Europe. Argentina’s Perons has a big women’s section

    In America every political party from the communists to the most conservatives had a women’s section.
    Remember Phyllis Schaflly??

    Women are half the population. They half to be included. Even in the strictest Islamist societies where women are secluded and shrouded who do you think trains the little girls and enforced the strict code? Mostly the women.

    Senator Feinstein was first a protege if her uncles and Governor Pat Brown. Then she was put in city office by the hotel tourist industry as their woman on the board of supervisors to keep down the hotel property and occupancy taxes.

    Even if they are hidden away in medieval convents or Islamic harems, it’s impossible to exclude women.

    It wasn’t women who set up the Common market and imported a million or so Turks to Germany. It wasn’t women who decided they could stay and bring in their families.

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  • About a decade ago, I got a Netflix subscription and was amazed that the Internet now provided immediate access to so many thousands of movies on my own computer screen. But after a week or two of heavy use and the creation of a long watch-list of prospective films I'd always wanted to see, my...
  • @MacNucc11
    I think after 860 comments people might enjoy a list of the world view of a lone nutter. Feel free to add on.

    1. Conspiracies don't happen, people act forthrightly and without consultation of others.
    2. The media is telling us the truth
    3. The government can be trusted.
    4. A conspiracy cannot work because too many people would talk.
    5. A conspiracy takes too many people and is too complicated.
    6. It is normal behavior that a nut would deny his actions or feign ignorance.
    7. Groups that regularly kill leaders in other countries would never dare to act here because America.
    8. Think John Wilkes Booth was a lone nut.
    9. Think there is someone to "tell" if you have information. (my personal favorite)
    10. Watch msm and actually pay to be mis informed.
    11. hurl childish insults about tinfoil hats.
    12. confuse conspiracies with aliens, ufos,
    13. Think it is normal for a lone nut to leave a trail a child could follow.
    14. Willing to distort reality in order to rule out obvious evidence of conspiracy.
    15. people act without motive.
    16. people with motive don't act.
    17. The investigators are trying to find out who did it.
    18. It is normal to have solved the investigation ....in like, an hour or something.

    Who is interested in a book about recorded conspiracies:
    Mario Toscano, ‘Designs in Diplomacy, Pages from European Diplomatic History in the Twentieth Century’, 1970 Baltimore

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  • Imagine that a nominee for secretary of state had shared platforms with white nationalist Richard B. Spencer and been given a major award by his National Policy Institute, which describes itself as "an independent organization dedicated to the heritage, identity, and future of people of European descent in the United States and around the world."...
  • anonymous[739] • Disclaimer says:
    @Ibn Issam
    I would say the plethora of bigoted, hateful, ignorant, disgusting, anti-Muslim remarks in the comment section here actually proves the point of Arnold Issacs article......Islamophobia and anti-Muslim bigotry is clearly acceptable in America and to many commenters here as well, and that is an unfortunate shame.

    The last publicly accepted form of American bigotry and hate, is alive and well thanks to many of the commenters as those above.

    One would think that people would learn from the past. Shame.

    Nah, there are other forms of acceptable hatred in circles I move in:

    Hatred for child rapists – the Islamic sexual grooming gangs in Rotherham England and other places

    Hatred of ISIS extremists who hold slave auctions in broad daylight in Iraq and Syria.

    Hatred of suicide mass murderers – don’t really know any other group doing this except the religion of peace.

    Hatred of barbaric practices of female genital mutiliation and shooting little girls who want to go to school – Taliban does that in Afghanistan soon bringing this culture to Europe and UK.

    Hatred of just going to a once nice, safe, friendly English, Swedish place and then…. it looks, smells and feels like some 3rd world hellhole in Bangledesh – no friendly faces, lots of creatures all in some Black tent thing.

    “A time to love, and a time to hate; a time of war, and a time of peace.”

    Ecclesiastes 3:8

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  • @artichoke
    Those Gazans were carrying cleavers (at least) and had announced (in Arabic -- memri.org is a wonderful thing) that they were going to kill as many Jews as possible. So the IDF stopped them from entering Israel "by any means necessary" in the phrase beloved by leftists.

    Those Gazans were carrying cleavers (at least) and had announced (in Arabic — memri.org is a wonderful thing) that they were going to kill as many Jews as possible.

    You should be a comedian rather than a juvenile disinfo agent.

    And remember, never depend on a knife in a gunfight.

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  • Just as their predecessors of the 1920s always denied the existence of "Jewish quotas," top officials at Harvard, Yale, Princeton and the other Ivy League schools today strongly deny the existence of "Asian quotas." But there exists powerful statistical evidence to the contrary. Each year, American universities provide their racial enrollment data to the National...
  • Of course there are a few token Asians the strongly identity as American, however, they’re a tiny minority compared to the overwhelming majority that are here to simply make money. Ever been to San Francisco, LA, or Seattle? Not exactly all American cities. Better yet, do you want to see what happens when Asian immigrants take over a western city? Take a trip to Vancouver, Canada.

    AA is necessary when living in a multicultural and multiracial society. Larger disparities in educational outcome, which there would be without AA, would create even more racial resentment than there is already. Also, as John Mearsheimer has pointed out, we should not be educating east Asias’ elite, as China is our chief competitor.

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  • Imagine that a nominee for secretary of state had shared platforms with white nationalist Richard B. Spencer and been given a major award by his National Policy Institute, which describes itself as "an independent organization dedicated to the heritage, identity, and future of people of European descent in the United States and around the world."...
  • It’s a weak argument. The author takes as an assumption that any show of cultural resistance to another culture is inherently wrong. The fact that many people share this bad argument does not make it any more of a good argument.

    There’s a point to be made in criticizing the fuelling of anti-Islamic sentiment in order to pursue pointless wars and regime changes and other destabilizing actions in the Middle East and elsewhere. That’s the single most pertinent aspect of this discussion, and it doesn’t even warrant a mention?

    Articles like this are good for only one thing: to make people feel like they’re getting played from both ends. We must at all costs avoid any sort of language or association that can be construed as inciting ill will towards a protected class at home. At the same time, we must accept the rhetoric that our freedoms and interests are being threatened by specific faceless groups from Out There Somewhere.

    The average American pays taxes and elects officials to kill Muslims and fund Russophobia on a grand scale, while constantly being scolded (often in advance, when there’s no specific incident to politicize) for not being welcoming and tolerant enough in his domestic life. It’s a recipe for generating hypocrisy and spite.

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  • About a decade ago, I got a Netflix subscription and was amazed that the Internet now provided immediate access to so many thousands of movies on my own computer screen. But after a week or two of heavy use and the creation of a long watch-list of prospective films I'd always wanted to see, my...
  • @DOG
    I believe JFK did not want Israel to obtain or develope nuclear weapons. And nothing was going to stop them even the president of the US.

    That Kennedy threatened to stop providing Israel with weapons, if they continued developing the atomic bomb, you can read in
    Avner Cohen,’Israel and the Bomb’, New York 1998
    An interesting aspect of the book is that when one wants to know how much time there was between the murder and the threat, one has to plow back and forth along many pages.
    It was some two weeks.
    Dallas of course was an excellent opportunity.
    But, let me add, Kennedy had more enemies than just Israel.
    There was FBI, CIA, maffia and Johnson.
    So, with some cooperation, an easy job to organise.
    Who pulled the triggers, completely uninteresting.
    The question is, who hired them ?
    And, as with all political murders, where and how were they killed ?
    I just wonder how they found Oswald so quickly.
    Why the murderer of Oswald killed, also not easy to comprehend.
    He was not killed.
    Completely stupid, if it was, how Dallas police moved the suspect in view of a large number of persons, in a country where anyone can have a gun.

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  • Imagine that a nominee for secretary of state had shared platforms with white nationalist Richard B. Spencer and been given a major award by his National Policy Institute, which describes itself as "an independent organization dedicated to the heritage, identity, and future of people of European descent in the United States and around the world."...
  • @Anonymous
    Muslims have been in this country since the first African slaves were brought over. American blacks have converted. Muslims from the Middke East, Pakistan, and elsewhere have immigrated. And yes even a few white Americans of European descent have converted. They are here already.

    There is nothing inherently evil about Islam any more than there is about Christianity or Judaism.

    Yes, extremists exist. We should be asking what role the US has in supporting Radical Islam as a tool for geopolitical goals. We all should know by now that the US and Saudi Arabia used Islam as a tool to fight the Russians in Afghanistan. These pipelines still exist. Our ally Saudi Arabia still funds them. Remember 15 out of 19 hijackers on 9/11 were Saudi, Bin Laden was Saudi.

    Remember 15 out of 19 hijackers on 9/11 were Saudi, Bin Laden was Saudi.

    Remember, there’s a lot of boolsheet extant.

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  • @Chris Bridges
    Is this article a joke? I am no Zionist or philosemite but I do not want Muslims in this country. This primitive, violent cult has no place in any Western country. They can take allah, jizyah,sharia, dhimmitud
    and all their other barbaric ideas and shove them.
    The author if this gibberish is a deluded fool.

    The author if this gibberish is a deluded fool.

    And your comment is typical of that produced by an ignorant brainwashed one.

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  • @piefacedprince
    Mohammed was a homicidal warlord. Good luck defending Islam.

    Mohammed was a homicidal warlord. Good luck defending Islam.

    Sounds as if you may be describing the G-wd of the Torah, and the Jews of Josephus as well. For certain you’re describing the political Zionist movement of the last century up to the present.

    FYI Mo didn’t kill JC, so perhaps you could forget about him and concentrate on the worst of the homicidal maniacs of today . You can start by reading the article which contains some obvious suggestions even though it isn’t written in comic book form.

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  • For almost 35 years, college-admissions decisions in America have been governed by the continuing legacy of University of California v. Bakke, in which a fragmented U.S. Supreme Court struck down the use of racial quotas but affirmed the legitimacy of considering race as one factor among several. The justices are now revisiting these crucial national...
  • Sorry for a naive question from a european guy.

    As a white or asian applicant, what prevents you from identifying as black, rent a low cost shack in the most criminal Detroit suburb (where you won’t ever set foot, just rent it for 200$ a year) and indicate it as your “ghetto address”?

    I mean, if you get accepted as black, then show up with a yellow skin, the university will have a hard time rejecting you, especially if it wants to avoid a costly lawsuit. Wouldn’t it be a solution against affirmative action ?

    Observing end learning from other causes, the recent extraordianry success of transgender athletes in feminine sports is driving a real push on how feminists see transgenderism, and I think a few pioneering activists may provide a significant help by “applying as black” against affirmative action.

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  • About a decade ago, I got a Netflix subscription and was amazed that the Internet now provided immediate access to so many thousands of movies on my own computer screen. But after a week or two of heavy use and the creation of a long watch-list of prospective films I'd always wanted to see, my...
  • @Paul Jolliffe
    Yes, Allen Dulles was probably the architect of the mechanics of the plot, the man who knew how to fit the various needed players together to pull 11/22/63 off, including the most important details: how to frame "Oswald" and how to shut down any real investigation. (Those two issues are linked, but that is a separate conversation.)

    But I doubt Dulles was the ultimate sponsor of the assassination. Big money was needed to pay off lots of people, and that money could only come from those who would profit from stopping JFK's policies and replacing them with LBJ's policies.

    No, the ultimate sponsors of the assassination were probably insiders at the Bilderberg, Council of Foreign Relations, Pinay Circle, Weatherhead Center for International Affairs, JCS etc. Deep-State level of power and influence. In short, some very select wealthy and powerful individuals who had enormous amounts to lose if JFK was not stopped.

    Did, say, Prescott Bush (just to pick a name, for example) on behalf of the "right" people, ever have a quiet, vague conversation with Allen Dulles, at some point in 1962 or 1963 about his/their concerns over JFK, a conversation in which specific "solutions" were neither offered nor even hinted at, but only the stated desire of unnamed "people" to change JFK's mind on certain issues?

    I don't know.

    And so, precisely who the insiders were, and precisely why they authorized Dulles to plot JFK's murder is not yet known.

    I agree somewhat(ish). I’ll wait for Part II maybe to go into it in some more detail.

    A good place to start is Clint Murchison.

    http://21stcenturywire.com/2013/11/24/jfk-who-was-there-at-the-party-in-dallas-the-night-before/

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  • "If you're ... pathetically weak, the country is going to be overrun with millions of people, and if you're strong, then you don't have any heart, that's a tough dilemma. ... I'd rather be strong." So said President Donald Trump, on issuing his order halting the separation of children from parents caught breaking into the...
  • @Yankee Doodle Dipshit
    In which Pat has a lucid flash.

    There is no more Western civilization, it's world civilization now. Get over it. And if you're so scared of foreigners, then quit blowing shit up over there, so they can stay where they are. Nobody comes here if there's any other way to survive. The USA is the asshole of the globe. Look at what the world sees.

    https://www.ohchr.org/EN/Issues/Indicators/Pages/HRIndicatorsIndex.aspx

    Shit. Your nation is shit. Nobody needs it, least of all us who are stuck in it. Time for the USA to go the way of the USSR. Knock it over, rip it apart, wreck its defense industrial base. Nuke the beltway. The world will be a much nicer place.

    World Civilization is hegemony of Judeo-Afro-Homo Pop Culture and PC all over the world.

    It is about the world being invaded by Empire of Judea(that controls the US) and the West being invaded by demographic imperialists.

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  • In response to Ron Unz’s “The Remarkable Historiography of David Irving”, this note will pick up on and elucidate the reader-comment to that from James N. Kennett, which stated: “It seemed to me that the problem with his work was not the possible inaccuracy of the details that he included – but the things he...
  • @Erebus

    He was convicted of holocaust denial ...
     
    So would most of us here be were it not for the UR's free speech policy and (for as long as lasts) the fact that the US still considers historical discussion legitimate.

    He was sacked from his university job and had shit beaten out of him.
     
    Well, that settles it. He must be wrong. LOL!

    ... modified van trucks ...
     
    Due to oil shortages, the Germans converted delivery vans and the like to run on wood gas, often produced by an onboard gasification unit. While Germany had by far the most, some 100,000 such vehicles roamed Europe during the war, and they were to be seen in all parts of the world. A wood gas-powered Alfa Romeo won at São Paulo's Interlagos in 1944. They can still be seen occasionally, but nowadays the wood gas usually feeds an electrical generator or industrial process.

    That's where the Holohoaxy "gas van" meme originated. Like countless other ordinary, everyday items, they were overlaid with a cartoonishly sinister narrative to further the horror, the HORROR! of it all. Without the emotional response triggered by the overlay, every single piece (without exception) of the Holocaust story shrinks back what it was in reality. An ordinary item in extraordinary circumstances.

    Very good point Erebus, I recall seeing several photos of wood gasifier powered pick up trucks used during American great depression era too. Plus several prepper type website articles and forum replies posted about wood gasifier usage even for Today, if we ever see a real nationwide SHTF event where gasoline or diesel fuel is unobtainable. Wood gas can power elec gen sets for home electricity.

    The articles had complete plans on how to build a wood gasifier and other infos on where to obtain diagrams etc also.

    I also fully agree as you stated of how jews always take a small fact or partial truth, then add tons of jewey jewish additional nonsense claims and turn every issue into Poor Poor jewish victims that never deserve it, and always reman 100% innocent of all charges in everything possible where even a single jew is involved. Nothing will, nor can ever convince such jews to just finally admit to their lies. Not even admit to a single lie of the too many lies told to date.

    They cannot allow holyhoax lies to ever be admitted to, for all jews are, and intend to be, revolves around their biggest hoax of the 20th century…It has to now be in the Trillions of $$$ jewry has scammed from usa-germany-all combined others….Imagine if jews had to pay back every scammed swindled cent! Or worse yet…jews litterlly Hunted down with this time No where to hide eh.

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  • "If you're ... pathetically weak, the country is going to be overrun with millions of people, and if you're strong, then you don't have any heart, that's a tough dilemma. ... I'd rather be strong." So said President Donald Trump, on issuing his order halting the separation of children from parents caught breaking into the...
  • Those barging in are Bargers.

    Bargers must go back.

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  • Here is how the cliodynamician Peter Turchin, in his book War and Peace and War (which I reviewed here), describes the outcomes of different pit-fight scenarios between the Romans and the Gauls: Upon inquiry, it emerged that this assessment wasn't backed up by statistical evidence: Even so, the stereotype that Northerners are stronger than Southerners...
  • @Jeff Stryker
    Your experience in Phoenix is unique, then.

    Not every Hispanic is a bad person, of course.

    But I had enough experiences with Cholos to want to avoid Latin America.

    Sometimes, the old wisdom, that many of our parents taught us when growing up seems to be lost by commenters (and writers too) at the UNZ Review. It went something like this:

    There are good and bad and smart and stupid people within all races, creeds and nationalities

    I still think that it holds true today.

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    MR HACK

    Sir

    Why would you be on this site if this is your position?
    , @Anon
    Many parts of the Latin American world, including Mexico, are extremely unsafe, at least judging by homicide rates. Other parts (generally fewer and farther between) are the reverse.

    Hispano-Americans on the other hand seem to be not much more criminal than non-hispanic whites, except for things like drunk driving, so I would guess much of the problem in Latin America is with a dysfunctional and corrupt political culture. But if you've run into Mexican gangs I can see how that would give one a very dim view of Mexicans in general.
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  • "If you're ... pathetically weak, the country is going to be overrun with millions of people, and if you're strong, then you don't have any heart, that's a tough dilemma. ... I'd rather be strong." So said President Donald Trump, on issuing his order halting the separation of children from parents caught breaking into the...
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    Trump could have presented his version of the truth on the detained children. He could have gone on national television.

    Instead we just got a few tweets and Trump folding again.

    lol at people who see Trump as some kind of savior.

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  • Imagine that a nominee for secretary of state had shared platforms with white nationalist Richard B. Spencer and been given a major award by his National Policy Institute, which describes itself as "an independent organization dedicated to the heritage, identity, and future of people of European descent in the United States and around the world."...
  • it just falls under dumasaphobia . Yes, I fear large groups of moronic, superstitious people.

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  • Data from European Social Survey Round 8 (2016) via Alexandre Afonso (h/t Emil): In ordered form: Russia might not as hardcore as Czechia or Hungary, but it's still way more skeptical of alien immigration than the European average. Israel, Poland, Italy, Estonia, and Austria round off Europe's based leagues. Meanwhile, all the usual suspects are...
  • @Gerard2

    Ukrainian science is amazing. If you want to prove that 2×2=5.5, ask a Ukrainian scientist, preferably a member of their Academy of Sciences
     
    All the serious and talented Ukrainian scientists left for Russia years ago

    Many left for Russia, but many moved to the US, some even to Europe. We have a few faculty members from Ukraine here, and we are consistently in the top 15 US Universities. The main fact is correct, though: people with a brain left (which partially explains current political landscape in Ukraine, where the speaker of the Rada, Andriy Parubiy, is a certified retard).

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  • Imagine that a nominee for secretary of state had shared platforms with white nationalist Richard B. Spencer and been given a major award by his National Policy Institute, which describes itself as "an independent organization dedicated to the heritage, identity, and future of people of European descent in the United States and around the world."...
  • @denjae
    A myth . . . as with all myths . . .

    presented at a level that provides for both LITERAL and METAPHORICAL interpretation


    As the old Indian concludes his re-telling of the story of The White Bison Spirit Woman . . .

    "I do not know if what I just recounted to you actually happened or not . . .

    but if you think about it, you can see that it is true."


    (Hope that's not too deep.)

    Deep, but not too deep. Most Xians take the resurrection of the man-god literally, not metaphorically.

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  • Introduction by the Saker: I have always had a passion for theology in general and the studies of religions in general. Several years ago I discovered, quite by chance, a book written by Michael A. Hoffman II entitled Judaism's Strange Gods which I found most interesting and thought provoking. Reading that book, I felt that...
  • I would love to see Hoffman do a real history of the United States. 1826 was pivotal, in the masonic takeover. He’s so right about the culture of pride, proped up by mendacity, deception, treason, on a mass scale. My short take, for what it’s worth — 1810-20′s, Indian states, Balukistan Pashtoonistan mainly, begin to cut back on opium production. India realizes that British-Zionist-Cabalistic globalism is destroyig their local or ecological or land-based economies and cultures. Globalism has always had the viborish of trafficking and exploiting herion and slaves as its core stimulant.

    So, India regulates opium, and production drops 80% while local economies recover. Meanwhile, 1830s, the world’s most powerful opium is discovered growing in Sierra Madre. At this time, Jackson administration, the US has no enemies. So, the “US” decides (who?) that it needs to raise an army. Chasing Indians off their lands was used as an excuse. Operation Manifest Destiny was not a go west operation. It was a “Let’s invade Mexico operation.” But Mexico didn’t exist just yet. It was emerging, yet, but not an enemy.

    So what ever-so cricital resource was “down there,” that the cabalists who took over the US and created a US Army, specifically for the task, just had to go and attack Mexico. The answer, my friend, is heroin. Operation Manifest Destiny was a heroin trafficking operation. Soon, we are told, the US was sending its navy, ships with 16″ guns, across the Pacific, in the Great American effort to export “democracy” at the barrels of US Navy gunships. Or, might it be that they were trafficking in herion, exactly has they have been ever since, until this very day.

    So the US military forces, now organized as an undefined entity calling itself the Pentagon. It’s not a building. It’s a delphic oracle, where walls make policy. The throats of the deep state behind the walls remain ever so silent. And, the “pentagon” speaks only when a trillion or so is dropped into one of its many sacred burn pits. High on mendacity, hubris, treason and deception, and on the disappearance of trillions in the pentagon’s talmudic burn pits, the priests toss in freshly carved fats taken off the tops of the kidneys of sacrificed children to add the high stench of their religious incense, radiating the pheromones of primal fear, from burning the adrenals of a child on the hot coals. Obedience will surely follow.

    Lincoln was an opium addict. He became addicted when he put himself under the care of a dentist, when he pulled his back out, trying to setup a farm, that would have enough income, that he might entice the girl of his dreams to respect him, or at least believe he could support her family.

    This 1850s precursor to the pentagon, then just masquerading as the US Army was trafficking in herion, mainly coming from Sierra Madre. US Army supplied the opium for two opium wars against the Chinese people. The opium didn’t come from India. 1800s-10s it might have. But 1820′s to 30′s India had cut back, turned away from globalism and heroin. After supplying opium for two opium wars against China, 1840, 1850, suddenly by 1860s the US Army had all this opium and no population to dump it on to.

    The Lincoln Administration was a regime change operation. It starts with opium trafficking. The stench or corruption by a taluudic priesthood is used to destroy the popular credibility in the local police forces. The opium flow begins. Chaos and civil war is instigated by military operations, casually orchestrated as escalating psychological terrorism, along spiritual fault lines in the society. The spiritual fault lines for future wars are easily manufactured, once the population is separated from its agricultureal roots.

    The US Army supplied the heroin used by both sides of the so-called Civil War. It’s very unpopular to admit this. We can’t call it a war, when both sides are instigated, agitated, organized, finaced, armed and supplied, by the same entity, which is the United States government, which is a classic case of talmudic smokescreen, providing operational cover for the ancient and venerable heroin and slave trafficking mafia that hides behind it.

    The characteristics of the deep state … mendacity, hubris, deceipt and treason, on scales too large for most people to even imagine. Sessions protects Rosenstein, who protects Meuller, who protects Comey, who protects … on an on it goes deeper and deeper.

    One might ask Mr. Hoffman, If the pentagon has a deep state, then what does a Bolshevik fifth column look like. If Wall St. Bolshevism is nothing other than satanism masquerading as Judaism, then again, What would a Bolshevik fifth column look like?

    Every nation that has tried to hold and weild a nuclear bomb, as an essential element of its arsenal, has collapsed from within. The collapse is both moral and financial. First, any military that “has the bomb” is a military or liars and fraudsters. Their illusion of the big bad bomb, the big red button, the big scary hairy monkey whose paw, painted with rose toenail polish, hovers over the big red button, etc. The military that relies on this scare tactic, is a military of impotent cowards. After the first bomb goes off, they are exposed as cowards and no one will respect them. This is the moral collapse. The military-talmudic belief that the bomb will surely terrorize the world into obedience is the essence of talmudic cowardice and mendacity of the deep state.

    The bomb requires formation of a deep state, that of necessity operates in secrecy, using national security and continuity of government as its excuse. But, the talmudic priests know that formation of a culture of bureaucratic secrecy, is an essential precursor to a global discontinuity of government. Ultimately, the secret state, required to “own” the big hairy monkey whose paw hovers over the big red button, erodes public trust and confidence. The attempt to possess and maintain an arsenal of nuclear bombs in a deep state of fear and secrets is the essence of the upcoming discontinuity of public faith in local government. To the talmudic priests who own the arsenals, this is as easy as one, two three.

    Lastly, every nation that has decided to rely on nuclear arsenal, has gone financially bankrupt. Compared to the googlewatts of energy required to isolate weapons grade uranium, the bombs are tremendously inefficient. The Russians are smart. They have developed technology for their bombs, that costs 1% of the equivalent in nuclear bombs. Their focus is defensive. The US is going bankrupt trying to maintain its grossly inefficient wildly expensive and wasteful nuclear arsenals. The US deep state will never tell how inefficient their nuclear arsenal is. Their pensions are way too fat, and they will never give them up.

    In short the Pentagon arsenal of nuclear bombs is a talmudic wet dream. Belief in the big hairy money fosters a culture of political impotence and military cowardice in the US military. The culture of secrecy fosters discontinuity of public trust. Rah rah rah goes along just fine, until the military and financial bankruptcy hits.

    If this undefined talmudic entity known as the Pentagon, is not a Bolshevik fifth column, then, pray tell, what would one look like?

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  • Data from European Social Survey Round 8 (2016) via Alexandre Afonso (h/t Emil): In ordered form: Russia might not as hardcore as Czechia or Hungary, but it's still way more skeptical of alien immigration than the European average. Israel, Poland, Italy, Estonia, and Austria round off Europe's based leagues. Meanwhile, all the usual suspects are...
  • @Gerard2

    I went to the cultural center on Arbat during a meeting and they were complaining about it. This was about 15 years ago. It still wasn’t done.
     
    This is almost as bad a dumb , retarded lie as the one about why Yuschenko's "Ukrainian" is in fact Russian

    This is almost as bad a dumb , retarded lie as the one about why Yuschenko’s “Ukrainian” is in fact Russian

    We’ve been through this before, and Yushchenko was speaking in Ukrainian (in a 3 minute clip he included one discernible Russian word). It’s obvious that you’re fixated on your own past bloopers. Get a life, or better yet, get a brain! :-(

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  • Here is how the cliodynamician Peter Turchin, in his book War and Peace and War (which I reviewed here), describes the outcomes of different pit-fight scenarios between the Romans and the Gauls: Upon inquiry, it emerged that this assessment wasn't backed up by statistical evidence: Even so, the stereotype that Northerners are stronger than Southerners...
  • @RadicalCenter
    No, that's a myth peddled by people who like to portray Italians as somehow not European or colloquially, "not really white." Italians on the mainland, even the south, rarely have any substantial North African genes. They often have no North African genes at all, and almost never have sub-Saharan African genes.

    My mother, who always considered herself "all Italian", took a genetic test and came out about 80-plus percent southern Italian and ZERO percent North African or any other kind of African.

    My genetic test reported nearly 50% Italian, specifically pinpointed to regions in central-to-southern Italy (Lazio and Campania), and again, ZERO percent North African or any kind of African.

    Do not confuse the typical genetics of southern mainland Italians with those of people in Sicily and Malta -- utterly different.

    Southern Italians are much likelier to have appreciable Greek or Balkan genes than North African. Both my mother and I likely have "Balkan" ancestry, say the reports. Likewise, numerous cousins on the Italian side of the family (in two generations) have done genetic tests recently; most found Greek genes, more than ten percent in a couple cases. One cousin found one-point-something % North African genes at the most "speculative" level available for the report, and the others found zero African of any variety.

    I'm sure that stats are available that comport with our personal experience, I'll look for 'em. In other words, I don't think that our family is atypical, i.e. "unusually white/European" for southern Italians.

    Now the folks in Spain, I'm reading that they DO often have more substantial North African or Arab genes. Not mainland Italy.

    As I understand it, 23andMe (and similar tests) only try to determine where your ancestors were about 500 years ago. For example, 23andMe doesn’t break down the component parts that make up Askenazi Jews (Ancient Roman, Levantine, and Central/Eastern European).

    Several years ago I saw a study that claimed that Southern Europeans, including Spanish, Italians, and Askenazi Jews, have a very small proportion (2-4%?) of African admixture that isn’t present in Northern Europeans. The highest admixture was in Portugal (6-8%?). I also saw another source that claimed that, in Spain, the admixture was only in the southern and western regions and wasn’t present elsewhere. I’m no expert in this field, so please chime in if you have any up-to-date or accurate sources.

    Even assuming a tiny bit of Moorish admixture, I would still consider Southern Italians to be “White” and also European. People obviously disagree on who’s White, but pretty much everyone includes Italians (I didn’t read the Daily Stormer). I think the Caucasus and Asia Minor is where it starts to get blurry for most, which is why many don’t consider Jews to be really “White”. Despite being half Ashkenazi I just don’t care if we’re White or not. There’re more pressing matters than dwelling on the gray areas of “White”. Like the fact that Western Civilization is being invaded (by people who are very far from White) and will likely be destroyed within a few generations…but I digress.

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  • As I wrote in Taki's Magazine in 2015: What are the odds that at some point something will go wrong in Latin America that interested parties in the U.S. will try to define as justifying our own Camp of the Saints? Last year, the Obama administration tried to pass off Central American gang violence as...
  • @julius caesar
    Any hopes for Europe? Or, it is a lost cause?

    Any hopes for Europe? Or, it is a lost cause?

    It depends on which Europe you are thinking of.
    Italy, Slowenia, Hungary, Czech Republic, Slowakia, Poland, Denmark, even Sweden now (and much more so after the next election due in fall), Great Britain, Norway, Switzerland, Austria, Bavaria are all very much awake now.

    (Ok, there’s some of the other Europe left, with guilt ridden Germany at it’s center (German Chancellor Merkel is even more guilt ridden than others, because her family greatly supported the Eastern socialist way with it’s absolutely c l o s e d borders. She bears the Nazi-guilt and the closed borders guilt of the Socialist Germany, what might be too much even for a true (Christian – her father was a heavily left-leaning priest….) believer.

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  • Here is how the cliodynamician Peter Turchin, in his book War and Peace and War (which I reviewed here), describes the outcomes of different pit-fight scenarios between the Romans and the Gauls: Upon inquiry, it emerged that this assessment wasn't backed up by statistical evidence: Even so, the stereotype that Northerners are stronger than Southerners...
  • @Mr. Hack
    What's wrong with Costa Rica or Panama? Beautiful countries with nice friendly 'Mestisoz'. There they're called 'Ticos', a nice mixture of the races. Mexicans are good people too, I'm a 'white' who lives and works with many of them in Arizona. I miss Gustavo Arellano's blog 'Ask a Mexican' at this site. It was quite funny and enlightening too.

    Your experience in Phoenix is unique, then.

    Not every Hispanic is a bad person, of course.

    But I had enough experiences with Cholos to want to avoid Latin America.

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    Sometimes, the old wisdom, that many of our parents taught us when growing up seems to be lost by commenters (and writers too) at the UNZ Review. It went something like this:

    There are good and bad and smart and stupid people within all races, creeds and nationalities
     
    I still think that it holds true today.
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  • Data from European Social Survey Round 8 (2016) via Alexandre Afonso (h/t Emil): In ordered form: Russia might not as hardcore as Czechia or Hungary, but it's still way more skeptical of alien immigration than the European average. Israel, Poland, Italy, Estonia, and Austria round off Europe's based leagues. Meanwhile, all the usual suspects are...
  • @AP

    you ... certainly can’t speak Ukrainian
     
    The fact that you keep posting a Ukrainian-language video and insist it is in Russian suggests that you can speak neither Ukrainian nor Russian. Ukrainian or Russian speakers feel free to confirm.

    The fact that you keep posting a Ukrainian-language video and insist it is in Russian suggests that you can speak neither Ukrainian nor Russian. Ukrainian or Russian speakers feel free to confirm.

    I think we both know you can’t, whereas Ii can you projecting c*nt.
    LOL, that video is as clear a proof as any ( not from the tv host you stupid twat) that to call “Ukrainian” a separate language is beyond stupid

    The fact that the story is one in which an identical story happened in Russia weeks before * that, and 90% of the comments in Russian, as usual for a ukrop video), speaks volumes….and in Rivne as well

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  • Imagine that a nominee for secretary of state had shared platforms with white nationalist Richard B. Spencer and been given a major award by his National Policy Institute, which describes itself as "an independent organization dedicated to the heritage, identity, and future of people of European descent in the United States and around the world."...
  • I would say the plethora of bigoted, hateful, ignorant, disgusting, anti-Muslim remarks in the comment section here actually proves the point of Arnold Issacs article……Islamophobia and anti-Muslim bigotry is clearly acceptable in America and to many commenters here as well, and that is an unfortunate shame.

    The last publicly accepted form of American bigotry and hate, is alive and well thanks to many of the commenters as those above.

    One would think that people would learn from the past. Shame.

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    Nah, there are other forms of acceptable hatred in circles I move in:

    Hatred for child rapists - the Islamic sexual grooming gangs in Rotherham England and other places


    Hatred of ISIS extremists who hold slave auctions in broad daylight in Iraq and Syria.

    Hatred of suicide mass murderers - don't really know any other group doing this except the religion of peace.

    Hatred of barbaric practices of female genital mutiliation and shooting little girls who want to go to school - Taliban does that in Afghanistan soon bringing this culture to Europe and UK.

    Hatred of just going to a once nice, safe, friendly English, Swedish place and then.... it looks, smells and feels like some 3rd world hellhole in Bangledesh - no friendly faces, lots of creatures all in some Black tent thing.

    "A time to love, and a time to hate; a time of war, and a time of peace."

    Ecclesiastes 3:8
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  • Here is how the cliodynamician Peter Turchin, in his book War and Peace and War (which I reviewed here), describes the outcomes of different pit-fight scenarios between the Romans and the Gauls: Upon inquiry, it emerged that this assessment wasn't backed up by statistical evidence: Even so, the stereotype that Northerners are stronger than Southerners...
  • @Jeff Stryker
    I live overseas and have for nearly 20 years.

    I've never been to Mexico since living in Arizona and being exposed to Cholos there. I despise Mestizos.

    I've been to the "dry Spain". Madrid and Al Hambra.

    You could not PAY me to spend time in Latin America. Thx.

    What’s wrong with Costa Rica or Panama? Beautiful countries with nice friendly ‘Mestisoz’. There they’re called ‘Ticos’, a nice mixture of the races. Mexicans are good people too, I’m a ‘white’ who lives and works with many of them in Arizona. I miss Gustavo Arellano’s blog ‘Ask a Mexican’ at this site. It was quite funny and enlightening too.

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    Your experience in Phoenix is unique, then.

    Not every Hispanic is a bad person, of course.

    But I had enough experiences with Cholos to want to avoid Latin America.
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  • Data from European Social Survey Round 8 (2016) via Alexandre Afonso (h/t Emil): In ordered form: Russia might not as hardcore as Czechia or Hungary, but it's still way more skeptical of alien immigration than the European average. Israel, Poland, Italy, Estonia, and Austria round off Europe's based leagues. Meanwhile, all the usual suspects are...
  • @AnonFromTN
    Ukrainian science is amazing. If you want to prove that 2x2=5.5, ask a Ukrainian scientist, preferably a member of their Academy of Sciences (yes, they do have that Academy, even though they have no science to speak of).

    Ukrainian science is amazing. If you want to prove that 2×2=5.5, ask a Ukrainian scientist, preferably a member of their Academy of Sciences

    All the serious and talented Ukrainian scientists left for Russia years ago

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    Many left for Russia, but many moved to the US, some even to Europe. We have a few faculty members from Ukraine here, and we are consistently in the top 15 US Universities. The main fact is correct, though: people with a brain left (which partially explains current political landscape in Ukraine, where the speaker of the Rada, Andriy Parubiy, is a certified retard).
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  • @AP

    it wouldn’t be a culturally “Ukrainian” community doing this
     
    I went to the cultural center on Arbat during a meeting and they were complaining about it. This was about 15 years ago. It still wasn't done.

    I went to the cultural center on Arbat during a meeting and they were complaining about it. This was about 15 years ago. It still wasn’t done.

    This is almost as bad a dumb , retarded lie as the one about why Yuschenko’s “Ukrainian” is in fact Russian

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    This is almost as bad a dumb , retarded lie as the one about why Yuschenko’s “Ukrainian” is in fact Russian
     
    We've been through this before, and Yushchenko was speaking in Ukrainian (in a 3 minute clip he included one discernible Russian word). It's obvious that you're fixated on your own past bloopers. Get a life, or better yet, get a brain! :-(
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  • From the NYT Opinion page: Obviously, all those potential immigrants out there around the world are just itching to move to the middle of nowhere rather than, say, the Los Angeles Megaloplex. After all, immigrants to Australia always pass up expensive Sydney for the elbow room of Alice Springs. And whoever heard of an immigrant...
  • https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/local/wp/2018/06/22/protesters-gather-outside-homeland-security-secretary-kirstjen-nielsens-home-in-virginia/

    The protest group calls itself “Jewish Action”: https://mobile.twitter.com/jewishaction/status/1010126154425077762

    Again, it’s straight out of a parody or some sort of a virulent anti-Semitic tract. This one is particularly cute: https://mobile.twitter.com/jewishaction/status/1010130085200977921

    Sema Hernandez: YOU are illegal in this country that belongs to my ancestors. Secretary Nielsen’s white supremacy must end. This happens generation after generation. I’ll be damned to hell if I let it happen again.

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  • Imagine that a nominee for secretary of state had shared platforms with white nationalist Richard B. Spencer and been given a major award by his National Policy Institute, which describes itself as "an independent organization dedicated to the heritage, identity, and future of people of European descent in the United States and around the world."...
  • Islamophobia is not a social phenomena. It is the direct result of war propaganda.

    If you listen to AM radio 870 in Los Angeles, you will hear constant war propaganda. It is aimed at the American Jewish communities. They constantly preach a war to protect Israel.

    Go to the central east coast of Florida, along Interstate 95, and you will find another AM talk radio station (frequency?) broadcasting war propaganda to the Christian community. They preach a war against Islam, who they say are a bunch of crazy terriorists trying to destroy western civilization.

    It would all be funny if it weren’t so tragic. But that is war propaganda. Propaganda uses psychological symbols and emotional manipulation and works below the level of conscious awareness. It works on the people it targets, even if it sounds stupid to the rest of us (remember “evil doers”).

    As one expert in this weapon of war stated:

    “And in England they understood one more thing: that this spiritual weapon can succeed only if it is applied on a tremendous scale, but that success amply covers all costs.”

    Americans are supporting the war machine, and their partners in Israel, because they are being manipulated with this weapon of war. Propaganda is very powerful stuff, and you ignore it at your own peril.

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  • Data from European Social Survey Round 8 (2016) via Alexandre Afonso (h/t Emil): In ordered form: Russia might not as hardcore as Czechia or Hungary, but it's still way more skeptical of alien immigration than the European average. Israel, Poland, Italy, Estonia, and Austria round off Europe's based leagues. Meanwhile, all the usual suspects are...
  • @Dmitry

    Its always been interesting to me how much art output Japan creates, and it should be noted that its not really designed for export.
     
    This about food as well.

    Some cultures (Japan, Italy) are obsessed with food, with endless distinctions in taste, and where every different village has a special recipes, and there's an endless creatively in this area.

    I was shocked changing television channels in Japan by how their television was at least half of it about food.

    Other cultures like France have very overrated cuisine, with little creativity - but at least it is important for them that food is at a common standard.

    And then other cultures almost just do not care about this area by comparison.

    I do not think you know much about food and certainly you do not understand it.

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  • From Social Psychology and Personality Science: So the media's Ferguson Obsession was, basically, Fake News. Meanwhile the much derided Ferguson Effect: the theory that the media's Ferguson Obsession has gotten thousands more homicide victims killed was real.
  • @Roderick Spode
    Rather than read the whole study I'll just ask: is this the type of social science research that will need to be reproduced before it means anything? By the same token, would their method of analysis, whatever it may have been, find similar results for a larger data window than just 2 years?

    I think comment 2 by Drake covers that.

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  • @Drake
    There are several other studies along these lines as well

    https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/abs/10.1111/1745-9133.12187

    The Reverse Racism Effect
    Are Cops More Hesitant to Shoot Black Than White Suspects?


    Race‐related debates often assume that implicit racial bias will result in racially biased decisions to shoot. Previous research has examined racial bias in police decisions by pressing “shoot” or “don't‐shoot” buttons in response to pictures of armed and unarmed suspects. As a result of its lack of external validity, however, this methodology provides limited insight into officer behavior in the field. In response, we conducted the first series of experimental research studies that tested police officers and civilians in strikingly realistic deadly force simulators.

    This article reports the results of our most recent experiment, which tested 80 police patrol officers by applying this leading edge method. We found that, despite clear evidence of implicit bias against Black suspects, officers were slower to shoot armed Black suspects than armed White suspects, and they were less likely to shoot unarmed Black suspects than unarmed White suspects. These findings challenge the assumption that implicit racial bias affects police behavior in deadly encounters with Black suspects.
     

    The Roland Fryer study

    https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/volokh-conspiracy/wp/2016/07/19/academic-research-on-police-shootings-and-race/

    James’s work anticipated a much-discussed working paper by Harvard economist Roland Fryer. Fryer found that police officers in Houston were nearly 24 percent less likely to shoot blacks than whites (p. 50; he concluded that there was no evidence of racial discrimination in shootings there. In a data set comprising officer shootings from Dallas, Austin, Houston, Los Angeles and six Florida counties, he found that officers were 47 percent less likely to discharge their weapon without first being attacked if the suspect was black than if the suspect was white (p. 25), and that black and white victims of police shootings were equally likely to have been armed.
     

    Fryer found that police officers in Houston were nearly 24 percent less likely to shoot blacks than whites (p. 50; he concluded that there was no evidence of racial discrimination in shootings there.

    So 24% less likely equals “no evidence of racial discrimination.” I will have to remember that.

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  • @Anon
    I believe that the lead researcher on this is black and set out to prove the opposite, so give him props for honesty.

    The "yes, but" is that in every other area, such as drawing guns or restraint or pat-downs, blacks get more of it than whites. This is clear profiling, acting on the bigoted stereotype that young black men are more likely to commit crimes. Oh, wait ....

    The “yes, but” is that in every other area, such as drawing guns or restraint or pat-downs, blacks get more of it than whites.

    Do you know of any data showing there is still (anti-Black) bias after adjusting for crime rates (i.e. the methodology of the current paper)?

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  • Imagine that a nominee for secretary of state had shared platforms with white nationalist Richard B. Spencer and been given a major award by his National Policy Institute, which describes itself as "an independent organization dedicated to the heritage, identity, and future of people of European descent in the United States and around the world."...
  • @ ConcientiousObserver
    Speaking of “obscenely virulent hate literature”…..have you read the Bible?

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  • From Social Psychology and Personality Science: So the media's Ferguson Obsession was, basically, Fake News. Meanwhile the much derided Ferguson Effect: the theory that the media's Ferguson Obsession has gotten thousands more homicide victims killed was real.
  • res says:

    Steve, you totally buried the lede on this one (did you have access to the paper?). Note the wording in the abstract: “When adjusting for crime, we find no systematic evidence of anti-Black disparities in fatal shootings, fatal shootings of unarmed citizens, or fatal shootings involving misidentification of harmless objects. Multiverse analyses showed only one significant anti-Black disparity of 144 possible tests.”

    The full PDF is available at https://www.researchgate.net/publication/325752754_Is_There_Evidence_of_Racial_Disparity_in_Police_Use_of_Deadly_Force_Analyses_of_Officer-Involved_Fatal_Shootings_in_2015-2016

    From page 4. In particular note the final paragraph.

    When fatal police shootings are benchmarked against crime data rather than population proportions, a different picture emerges. Figure 1 presents the odds of being fatally shot by police given homicide (left panel), violent crime (center panel), and weapons violation (right panel) rates for Blacks and Whites. When fatal shooting data are benchmarked against the number of murder/nonnegligent manslaughter reports and arrests, the odds ratio obtained when benchmarking against population proportions flips completely. The odds were 2.7 times higher for Whites to be killed by police gunfire relative to Blacks given each group’s SRS homicide reports, 2.6 times higher for Whites given each group’s SRS homicide arrests, 2.9 times higher for Whites given each group’s NIBRS homicide reports, 3.9 times higher for Whites given each group’s NIBRS homicide arrests, and 2.5 times higher for Whites given each group’s CDC death by assault data.

    A similar pattern emerges when we benchmark fatal police shooting data by violent crime arrests, with Whites (mostly) more likely to be killed. Odds were 1.3 times higher for Whites to be killed given SRS violent crime arrests, 4.8 times higher for Whites given NIBRS violent crime reports (on the more severe definition), 2.7 times higher for Whites given NIBRS violent crime arrests (more severe definition), and 1.4 times higher for Whites given NIBRS violent crime reports (less severe definition). For NIBRS violent crime arrests (less severe definition), odds were 1.02 times higher
    for Blacks. Regarding the NCVS data, according to the more severe violent crime definition, odds were 1.03 times higher for Whites, but according to the less severe definition odds were 1.2 times higher for Blacks.

    Finally, a consistent anti-White pattern exists when benchmarking on weapons violation data. Here, given each group’s violation of weapons laws, odds were 1.5 times higher for Whites given SRS weapons violation arrests, 1.7 times higher for Whites given NIBRS incident reports, 1.6 times higher for Whites given NIBRS arrests, and 1.1 times higher for Whites given NCVS weapon reports.

    In sum, in nearly every case, Whites were either more likely to be fatally shot by police or police showed no significant disparity in either direction. Although Blacks have greater odds of being fatally shot given population proportions, Whites overall were more likely to be fatally shot given each group’s involvement in those situations where the police may be more likely to use deadly force.

    Figure 4 gives the complete results of the Multiverse analyses. ~60 of 144 cases indicate a statistically significant anti-White disparity.

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  • "It is cruel. It is immoral. And it breaks my heart," says former first lady Laura Bush of the Trump administration policy of "zero tolerance," under which the children of illegal migrants are being detained apart from their parents. "Disgraceful," adds Dr. Franklin Graham. "We need to be ... a country that governs with a...
  • @Corvinus
    According to the research of Eli Faber from 1998, Jews did NOT play a leading role as the financial backers or transporters in the transatlantic or Caribbean slave trades. For starters, no ship fitted out for the slave trade that originated in Great Britain was under the direct or indirect control of a Jew.
    From 1709-1807, there are 934 recorded voyages in which Rhode Island merchants were responsible for procuring 106,000 slaves. Now, Jews arrived in Newport as early as 1758. On the eve of the Revolution, they were estimated to be around thirty families. According to historical records Faber used (e.g. naval office shipping lists, censuses, tax records) that identified merchants and planters as Jewish, there were 347 slave ships sent to Africa by Rhode Island slave traders from 1761-1774, with 21 being funded by Aaron Lopez, a Portuguese Jew. That means 326 voyages were underwritten by non-Jews during this time frame. Of course, Jews played a role in the peddling of human flesh. The extent in this particular case is nominal compared to other ethnic groups.

    PS: It seems you dance around issues as most all you state deals with actual ship control as in ships capt. and finance issues…..My prior quotes seem to deal with more and issues of slave sales etc.

    And with so many things controls dominated disproportionatly by jews it seems very likely they’d maintain a dominate control of slavery soon as arrived in usa.

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  • Data from European Social Survey Round 8 (2016) via Alexandre Afonso (h/t Emil): In ordered form: Russia might not as hardcore as Czechia or Hungary, but it's still way more skeptical of alien immigration than the European average. Israel, Poland, Italy, Estonia, and Austria round off Europe's based leagues. Meanwhile, all the usual suspects are...
  • @Mightypeon
    That is in Kazan though ;:)

    That is in Kazan though ;:)

    All-Russian literature Olympiad in Kazan. Medalists from Sakhalin Alexander Kim and Maria Kim http://ujnosahalinsk.bezformata.ru/listnews/prizerov-finala-vserossijskoj-olimpiadi/66152326/

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  • About a decade ago, I got a Netflix subscription and was amazed that the Internet now provided immediate access to so many thousands of movies on my own computer screen. But after a week or two of heavy use and the creation of a long watch-list of prospective films I'd always wanted to see, my...
  • I think after 860 comments people might enjoy a list of the world view of a lone nutter. Feel free to add on.

    1. Conspiracies don’t happen, people act forthrightly and without consultation of others.
    2. The media is telling us the truth
    3. The government can be trusted.
    4. A conspiracy cannot work because too many people would talk.
    5. A conspiracy takes too many people and is too complicated.
    6. It is normal behavior that a nut would deny his actions or feign ignorance.
    7. Groups that regularly kill leaders in other countries would never dare to act here because America.
    8. Think John Wilkes Booth was a lone nut.
    9. Think there is someone to “tell” if you have information. (my personal favorite)
    10. Watch msm and actually pay to be mis informed.
    11. hurl childish insults about tinfoil hats.
    12. confuse conspiracies with aliens, ufos,
    13. Think it is normal for a lone nut to leave a trail a child could follow.
    14. Willing to distort reality in order to rule out obvious evidence of conspiracy.
    15. people act without motive.
    16. people with motive don’t act.
    17. The investigators are trying to find out who did it.
    18. It is normal to have solved the investigation ….in like, an hour or something.

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    Who is interested in a book about recorded conspiracies:
    Mario Toscano, 'Designs in Diplomacy, Pages from European Diplomatic History in the Twentieth Century', 1970 Baltimore
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  • My Romania post will hopefully be up in a few days. In the meantime, I'll share my impressions of the Sukhoi Superjet 100, which I flew for the first time on the way back from Bucharest. Overall impressions: Meh. As densely packed as any Airbus, and way more vibrations and creaking sounds than the average...
  • @Thorfinnsson
    Merkel's toast.

    https://www.infowars.com/almost-half-of-germans-want-merkel-to-resign-poll-shows/

    Not only is Seehofer serious, but once in power he'll feel emboldened for two reasons:

    • His mandate will be based on clamping down on the rapefugees

    • Salvini and Kurz will empower him in a way the Visegrad group can't

    Salvini also won't accept the Dublin Convention being followed to the letter, which means a possible Pan-European solution.

    Or perhaps at least a German-Italian...Axis. :)

    Merkel’s toast.

    I’m not convinced about that at all. There are some real nightmare scenarios like Merkel taking the Greens into government. Or like the CSU losing so badly in the state election in fall that they’ll enter a coalition with the Bavarian Social Democrats or even the Greens.
    One should never underestimate Merkel. That woman is pretty stupid and incompetent in many ways, but she’s been masterful in acquiring and retaining power. Most of the media is still on her side, and the refugees-welcome segment of the population (far from negligible, and the entire identity of those people is linked to the open borders project, they will never admit they’ve been wrong) will also support her.

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  • Introduction by the Saker: I have always had a passion for theology in general and the studies of religions in general. Several years ago I discovered, quite by chance, a book written by Michael A. Hoffman II entitled Judaism's Strange Gods which I found most interesting and thought provoking. Reading that book, I felt that...
  • Great interview!

    I’ve owned Hoffman’s “Judaism Discovered” for years, and its well-worn, food- and coffee-stained pages will testify to my reading it and re-reading it in detail. Its objectivity and meticulousness should disarm any skeptic who spends a half hour or so looking it over.

    I appreciated and concurred with Hoffman’s answer that this work (of exposing the evil of these Talmudic doctrines) is a work ON BEHALF OF JUDAIC PEOPLES — not one of hatred towards them. You could almost say, ‘It’s the religion, stupid!’ about this subject — and of course this is true for my deluded Christian brethren, almost to a man or woman completely warped to the Zionist/dispensationalist hybrid, which “passes” for mainstream Christianity today.

    Saker was the right guy to interview Hoffman, and even the stuff covered here in the interview is a great starting point for those who aren’t so familiar or comfortable with this topic.

    I think I’ll have to finally fork over the dough to acquire Hoffman’s “Occult Renaissance Church of Rome” — these works are dissecting the guts of the ideology that’s messing with everybody and everything in our world today.

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  • Freedom of movement is the founding value of the European Union. The “four freedoms” are inscribed in the binding EU treaties and directives: free movement of goods, services, capital and persons (labor) among the Member States. Of course, the key freedom here is that of capital, the indispensable condition of neoliberal globalization. It enables international...
  • Anon[285] • Disclaimer says:
    @Felix Krull
    That doesn't gel. America ended WWII rich, powerful and confident, yet they also allow themselves to be invaded. In fact, they started the process decades before Europe did.

    That’s true.

    The American immigration is caused by capital’s incessant demand for cheap labor whose families are supported by welfare.

    All the virtue signaling by liberal NGOs is funded by tax exempt donations from the capitalists who need the cheap labor.

    I remember a Vdare article about a meat processing plant that paid good wages to Americans The plant closed down for extensive rebuilding. 2 years later when it re opened it was staffed by Hispanic Indian illegals the plant owner brought directly from the jungles of
    C America

    At the same time several Hispanic Legal Defense and Advicacy NGOs suddenly appeared. One of the issues was housing overcrowding.

    When the plant workers moved 20 people into a small home and the landlord sought to evict the sub tenants and the county sought to enforce housing codes such as not living in garages, the Hispanic legal foundation was right there to fight against enforcement of the codes

    The schools were overwhelmed of course The Hispanic NGOs filed bi lingual education lawsuits. When the county welfare department balked at welfare for illegals the NGOs filed law suits.

    Follow the money and see who benefits.

    The entire food industry from farm to supermarket and restaurant

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  • Here is how the cliodynamician Peter Turchin, in his book War and Peace and War (which I reviewed here), describes the outcomes of different pit-fight scenarios between the Romans and the Gauls: Upon inquiry, it emerged that this assessment wasn't backed up by statistical evidence: Even so, the stereotype that Northerners are stronger than Southerners...
  • @Anonymous Jew
    Interesting. The current view is that Ashkenazis are roughly 35-40% ancient Roman, with the mixing between the Levantine and Roman founding populations occurring soon after the Roman exile (70 AD). For being about 40% Levantine, Askenazis produce a suprising amount of people with blonde hair and/or blue eyes. (My full Ashkenazi wife has very Levantine features, dark hair but blue eyes).

    2,000 years ago the entire Mediterranean probably looked different, racially, than it does today. Many indigenous Levantine groups are quite fair (Google image "Sofi Tsedaka"). We even know from DNA studies of mummies that the ancient Egyptians were less Black than the modern Egyptians and were basically a Semitic people.

    ANONYMOUS

    Grew up around German-American Jews and agree about the Italian-Winkler, Caan made their name playing Italian Guidos.

    But there is something vaguely Eurasian about Lithuanian and Russian Jews like Barr and Nimoy.

    In my opinion Polish Jews like Keitel look the most Slavic.

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    The current thinking has Ashkenazis at 35-40% Roman, 35-40% Levantine and the rest Central or Eastern European though recent studies I've come across has the remaining admixture as primarily Eastern European (numbers vary widely by researcher). So your observations make perfect sense. I just Google imaged a young Harvey Keitel and he looks like one of my Jewish cousins. Nimoy actually looked somewhat Levantine. In the first photo below he could almost pass for a light-skinned Palestinian:

    https://monstermoviekid.wordpress.com/2015/03/25/a-tribute-to-leonard-nimoy-baffled-1973/

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  • I was just interviewed by two Temple journalism students, Amelia Burns and Erin Moran, and though they appeared very bright and enterprising, with Erin already landing a job that pays all her bills, I feel for these young ladies, for this is a horrible time to make and sell words, of any kind, and the...
  • @Jedediah Smith
    I wish Linh Dinh would get rid of the "h's" at the end of his first and last name so it would be Lin Din. Much easier on the eyes on a book cover or anywhere else. Bottom line, if he wants to sell books, have an simple, easy to remember name.

    Re Linh’s name: The spelling’s a little distracting because the pronunciation isn’t obvious. Lynn Dean? Lynn Din?

    Linh, help me out here–

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  • Imagine that a nominee for secretary of state had shared platforms with white nationalist Richard B. Spencer and been given a major award by his National Policy Institute, which describes itself as "an independent organization dedicated to the heritage, identity, and future of people of European descent in the United States and around the world."...
  • There is no such thing as Islamophobia. That would be an irrational fear of Islam and Muslims. Considering their words and actions and what many have stated regarding what they want to do to us and our society, there is nothing irrational about holding these cats at arms length. Actually dogs.

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  • "It is cruel. It is immoral. And it breaks my heart," says former first lady Laura Bush of the Trump administration policy of "zero tolerance," under which the children of illegal migrants are being detained apart from their parents. "Disgraceful," adds Dr. Franklin Graham. "We need to be ... a country that governs with a...
  • @Corvinus
    According to the research of Eli Faber from 1998, Jews did NOT play a leading role as the financial backers or transporters in the transatlantic or Caribbean slave trades. For starters, no ship fitted out for the slave trade that originated in Great Britain was under the direct or indirect control of a Jew.
    From 1709-1807, there are 934 recorded voyages in which Rhode Island merchants were responsible for procuring 106,000 slaves. Now, Jews arrived in Newport as early as 1758. On the eve of the Revolution, they were estimated to be around thirty families. According to historical records Faber used (e.g. naval office shipping lists, censuses, tax records) that identified merchants and planters as Jewish, there were 347 slave ships sent to Africa by Rhode Island slave traders from 1761-1774, with 21 being funded by Aaron Lopez, a Portuguese Jew. That means 326 voyages were underwritten by non-Jews during this time frame. Of course, Jews played a role in the peddling of human flesh. The extent in this particular case is nominal compared to other ethnic groups.

    So based on this one jewish guys opinions it says that. While several prior jews say opposite. And ones book banned and removes from sale etc….So it seems any info removed from public access carries more weight. Jews always try to hide or ban info they cannot refute or deny. Also that one guys quote I posted is about white Christian euros taken into slavery by jews and sold to muslims for slavery victims long prior to usa discovered.

    One cannot discount the vast role jew banksters played if financing slave ships and connected slavery enterprises. At least since jew banksters going back 400 years if not longer even before actually called as a banker. More likely called a money changer before called a banker.

    Several websites deal with this slavery issue and jewish involvments and they provide a massive amount of documented info related to it all…So I will trust their research more than this guy in 1998 you stated of. I can’t now recall the names of the websites or expert researchers who wrote it. But they have been doing revisionist work a long while now.

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  • My Romania post will hopefully be up in a few days. In the meantime, I'll share my impressions of the Sukhoi Superjet 100, which I flew for the first time on the way back from Bucharest. Overall impressions: Meh. As densely packed as any Airbus, and way more vibrations and creaking sounds than the average...
  • @German_reader
    Are those black homos with Macron or what?
    Things seem to be escalating between Macron and the Italians as well since he made some hyper-arrogant comments about Italy's refusal to take in "refugee" boats. Good, at least there seems to be some kind of political movement now. Much will of course depend on how the situation in Germany plays out. I don't trust the CSU, but this time they actually seem to be somewhat serious. Maybe they've really lost patience with Merkel.

    Merkel’s toast.

    https://www.infowars.com/almost-half-of-germans-want-merkel-to-resign-poll-shows/

    Not only is Seehofer serious, but once in power he’ll feel emboldened for two reasons:

    • His mandate will be based on clamping down on the rapefugees

    • Salvini and Kurz will empower him in a way the Visegrad group can’t

    Salvini also won’t accept the Dublin Convention being followed to the letter, which means a possible Pan-European solution.

    Or perhaps at least a German-Italian…Axis. :)

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    Merkel’s toast.
     
    I'm not convinced about that at all. There are some real nightmare scenarios like Merkel taking the Greens into government. Or like the CSU losing so badly in the state election in fall that they'll enter a coalition with the Bavarian Social Democrats or even the Greens.
    One should never underestimate Merkel. That woman is pretty stupid and incompetent in many ways, but she's been masterful in acquiring and retaining power. Most of the media is still on her side, and the refugees-welcome segment of the population (far from negligible, and the entire identity of those people is linked to the open borders project, they will never admit they've been wrong) will also support her.
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  • From the NYT Opinion page: Obviously, all those potential immigrants out there around the world are just itching to move to the middle of nowhere rather than, say, the Los Angeles Megaloplex. After all, immigrants to Australia always pass up expensive Sydney for the elbow room of Alice Springs. And whoever heard of an immigrant...
  • @Arclight
    We have decades of experience with what happens with immigrants from points south and their progeny. Nearly all of them work low-paid hourly wage jobs and earn substantially less than the average American household, their kids do marginally better, and their grandchildren do just a bit better than their parents, so several generations on, they are still overwhelmingly low education/low skill workers making less than $20 an hour.

    This isn't to say they are bad people, but given that a) our economy no longer provides a lot of decently-paid jobs for people with limited skills and education, b) we already have tens of millions of Americans that fall into this basket, all we are doing is importing a huge and potentially permanent underclass that cost society far more than it will every put in, all while hurting the hardest to employ Americans.

    We don't need millions of new lower-income people to keep our economy humming, we only need it so the upper class has enough gardeners and back of the house restaurant labor and so the Democrats can electorally override the interests of the middle class.

    It’s a perversion of normal market mechanisms, anyway. Supply and demand: employers should be as subject to this as anyone else. You need to pay more money or give more benefits to get the workers to come to you, that’s what you need to do.

    Nowhere in Adam Smith does it mention that employers should get a permanent subsidy to keep wages low through mass immigration.

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  • From the NYT: What Went Wrong for Villaraigosa: A California Stalwart Ponders His Loss for Governor The former Los Angeles mayor said wealthy voters rejected his message — and working class voters failed to turn out. By Adam Nagourney June 13, 2018 LOS ANGELES — Antonio R. Villaraigosa was the high-riding mayor of this city...
  • res says:
    @cynthia curran
    True, there is some illegal immigrants that vote but not at the levels that a lot of conservatives think. If illegal immigrants voted as much as people think than Villaraigosa would have won. Another think, white working class also vote less Republican than well to do southerners according to Vox, Trump is now doing the same in the Midwest as Romney while Trump is up 5 percent in Florida. The southern states with their black or Latino populations have whites that vote more Republican than PA, Wisconian, and Michigan. Texas Cruz is winning by 12 points and in PA Casey the Dem is winning y 17 points. The Hispanic states of Texas and Florida are better for Republicans than PA, Wisconian, and Michigan. Latinos have less effect on state politics than conservatives thought. In fact Texas now has a higher percentage of Latinos than California. 39 versus 38. Uppity Asians and white Easterners started to moved into California which is why Newscom is doing the best while Latinos that are 2nd and 3rd generation are leaving Ca for Texas.

    there is some illegal immigrants that vote but not at the levels that a lot of conservatives think. If illegal immigrants voted as much as people think than Villaraigosa would have won.

    An off year primary election is a very different case than the 2016 general with Trump was. Some numbers from http://nymag.com/daily/intelligencer/2018/05/california-primary-turnout-will-probably-be-terrible.html

    In 2016 the general-election turnout was 75 percent of registered voters. In 2014 it was 42 percent, an all-time low for the state. In the 2016 primaries (which included a presidential primary) turnout was 48 percent. In 2014 — the first midterm held under the top-two system — primary turnout dropped to 25 percent, another all-time low.

    CA 2018 primary turnout currently given as 35.7%: https://vote.sos.ca.gov/returns/maps/voter-turnout

    This graphic clearly shows both the primary/general and on/off year patterns: http://www.ppic.org/publication/voter-participation-in-california/

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  • Imagine that a nominee for secretary of state had shared platforms with white nationalist Richard B. Spencer and been given a major award by his National Policy Institute, which describes itself as "an independent organization dedicated to the heritage, identity, and future of people of European descent in the United States and around the world."...
  • Is this a parody? Who knew Ron Unz was a funny guy?

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  • From the NYT: What Went Wrong for Villaraigosa: A California Stalwart Ponders His Loss for Governor The former Los Angeles mayor said wealthy voters rejected his message — and working class voters failed to turn out. By Adam Nagourney June 13, 2018 LOS ANGELES — Antonio R. Villaraigosa was the high-riding mayor of this city...
  • @oddsbodkins
    "... the Sailer strategy of branding the donkeys as the black party"

    As I recall the 2016 Democratic national convention, that was the Clinton strategy.

    TBH, I don’t really think Clinton had a strategy: she probably assumed victory was hers after hearing her media allying bray about it 24/7 for months. And against just about any other GOP candidate, she would have been right.

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  • Imagine that a nominee for secretary of state had shared platforms with white nationalist Richard B. Spencer and been given a major award by his National Policy Institute, which describes itself as "an independent organization dedicated to the heritage, identity, and future of people of European descent in the United States and around the world."...
  • Richard Spencer is the real Spencer while Robert Spencer is anything but a real Spencer… just look at the latter’s schnoz. Anyway, a Muslim isn’t one unless he advocates the spread of Islam or in some cases the Sharia but there is no chance of it gaining a foothold in the Americas as long as the Jew is in control of it. But nothing wrong in being vigilant, after all, look what they have done to the Indian Subcontinent… they won’t rest in peace until they have converted them all to medieval perfidy!

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  • I was just interviewed by two Temple journalism students, Amelia Burns and Erin Moran, and though they appeared very bright and enterprising, with Erin already landing a job that pays all her bills, I feel for these young ladies, for this is a horrible time to make and sell words, of any kind, and the...
  • @Kratoklastes
    Grammar is slightly important, but spelling is almost irrelevant (and spelling has been irrelevant for most of the history of the English language).

    As to grammar: is it really important whether or not a writer (or speaker) splits an infinitive? ("To boldly go" is an example of a split infinitive).

    After all ,the prohibition on split infinitives only came about in (middle class) English because they wanted to couch English grammar in a broader context of Greek and Latin grammar - and in Latin, infinitives are single words that can't be split: you literally can't put an adjective or adverb between 'to' and 'go' in Latin, because the infinitive is īre, or , or īvī or or ītum (how's that for ridonkulous).

    And also - I don't want to be snarky, because sometimes it's a 'device' problem - but splitting walls of text into paragraphs is at least as useful as getting spelling, grammar and punctuation right (paragraphs are probably 'canonically' part of punctuation and grammar and orthography, but it's so long since I studied English that I've forgotten).

    And of course that brings into focus where one paragraph should stop and another should begin: a paragraph for each individual argument? That's a super-bad rule.

    There are all sorts of stupid stupid rules that do not advance the communications-ball a single inch.

    "Don't end sentences with a preposition"; "don't start a paragraph with an adverb" ...

    Seriously - what are these people on?

    Standard spelling of English is desirable to some of us because the antecedents of the word are revealed. It’s elegant. Around half of English vocabulary has Greek or Latin roots; spelling can help with vocabulary recognition. Other tributaries are recognizable too, for example the sk – found in words with Scandinavian roots. But not everyone is interested in language like that.

    In languages like Russian where the spelling is consistently phonetic
    do teachers have the same difficulties teaching kids how to read? In the U.S. it seems there is a fad or a conflict around how best to do it, constantly. Same as math.

    Dimitri Orlov observed that in the U.S. talented people can be held back in their careers of they can’t spell properly. There’s an assumption that they aren’t intelligent…

    Spelling reform? I don’t like it, or the metric system either.

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  • Here is how the cliodynamician Peter Turchin, in his book War and Peace and War (which I reviewed here), describes the outcomes of different pit-fight scenarios between the Romans and the Gauls: Upon inquiry, it emerged that this assessment wasn't backed up by statistical evidence: Even so, the stereotype that Northerners are stronger than Southerners...
  • @Respect
    Go travel a little bit, to La Habana , Mexico , Spain , at least go to Miami , San Antonio , Los Angeles ........ one learns a lot travelling ..... and watch less Hollywood and TV .

    ( Hollywood can make Banderas black, mestizo , apache , nordic , chinese or in stripes )

    I live overseas and have for nearly 20 years.

    I’ve never been to Mexico since living in Arizona and being exposed to Cholos there. I despise Mestizos.

    I’ve been to the “dry Spain”. Madrid and Al Hambra.

    You could not PAY me to spend time in Latin America. Thx.

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    What's wrong with Costa Rica or Panama? Beautiful countries with nice friendly 'Mestisoz'. There they're called 'Ticos', a nice mixture of the races. Mexicans are good people too, I'm a 'white' who lives and works with many of them in Arizona. I miss Gustavo Arellano's blog 'Ask a Mexican' at this site. It was quite funny and enlightening too.
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  • I recently was asked to speak at an online conference entitled Deep Truth: Encountering Deep State Lies. My panel addressed Understanding Zionism: Deconstructing the Power Paradigm and my own topic was How Jewish Power Sustains the Israel Narrative. Working on my presentation, I was forced to confront the evolution of my own views on both...
  • @Thorfinnsson
    I'm reminded of something the Z Man wrote on his blog.

    He noted that fanatical antisemites tend to be completely consumed by the issue.

    Look at Wally for instance. Obsession with the Jews has destroyed his life.

    Were the Nazis the most evil people who ever lived? No, and in any case that's a pretty silly thing to debate.

    Did their crimes exceed those of the Western allies? Yes.

    Did their crimes exceed those of the Communists? No.

    Comparing the Holocaust to Japanese internment is silly. How many Japanese were shot?

    We can refocus this by looking at victims other than the Jews. Take the Czech village of Lidice for instance. I assume you're not an anticzechite after all. :)

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    Look at Wally for instance. Obsession with the Jews has destroyed his life.

    Ooooh. I’ve really gotten to low IQ ‘Thorfinsson’.
    He can only wish. LOL.
    On the contrary, I’m quite happy, living well & larger than ever and getting a thrill & receiving praise for debunking the Big Lie.

    Notice that he cannot refute anything that I post.
    And that’s what really bothers him
    . LOL

    Only a creepy Zionist would say that demand for truth is an “obsession”.
    Of course, all the while he’s truly obsessed with ‘the Nazis’ this, the fake ‘holocau$t’ that.

    ‘Thorfinsson’ is projecting again. LOL

    Jews: the bride at every wedding, the corpse at every funeral

    http://www.codoh.com

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  • The German soldiers of World War II have often been portrayed, both during the war and in the decades since, as simple-minded, unimaginative and brutish. Hollywood movies and popular U.S. television shows have for years contrasted confident, able and “cool” American GIs with slow-witted, cynical and cruel Germans. “Propaganda is an inescapable ingredient of modern...
  • @Mulegino1
    The Germans were the best trained and most efficient fighting men, while the Russians were the toughest physical soldiers.

    The last world conflict, which really started in earnest 77 years ago on this very date, was a victory of quantity over quality and brute force over finesse and expertise.

    Hitler had his reasons for invading the Soviet Union and they had very little to do with "lebensraum" or visions of world conquest. His decision to preempt the massive invasion forces deploying along the western frontiers of the USSR in the spring of 1941 was a momentous but necessary one, which kept half of Germany and the rest of western Europe from domination by the Soviets. Of course he could never have envisioned that the totalitarianism of that NATO satrap, the EU, would be far more thorough and ruthless in its genocidal and culturally suicidal policies than anything Stalin could have wrought.

    Hitler had his reasons for invading the Soviet Union and they had very little to do with “lebensraum” or visions of world conquest. His decision to pre-empt the massive invasion forces deploying along the western frontiers of the USSR in the spring of 1941 was a momentous but necessary one.

    This reasoning must also entirely justify Israel’s’ pre-emptive strikes on the Egypt, Syria and Jordan in 1967.

    The difference of course was that unlike depraved Adolf, Israel made a proper calculus and won overwhelmingly, taught everyone watching a massive lesson AND got to keep the land that their holy site stands on as well as giving the country strategic breadth.

    Oh, and then made an important, enduring peace treaty, that is also one of cooperation now, with the vanquished.

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  • From the Los Angeles Times: Petty theft is up to $50 in Texas. So basically shoplifting has been effectively legalized in Austin. While Austin is among the country’s first so-called freedom cities, it’s part of a wider movement around decriminalizing low-level offenses and decreasing arrests. According to Local Progress, a national network of progressive city...
  • @istevefan

    No one has lower expectations for the personal behavior of blacks and latinos than their ‘allies’ on the left.
     
    So true. But blacks and latins seem to be ignorant of this. One would think they would be upset that their allies on the left automatically assume the worst about them. But for the most part they do not take it as an insult.

    In addition to this news blurb about Austin, here are a couple examples off the top of my head that imply blacks/latins or NAMs (Non Asian Minorities) are somewhat deficient:

    1) Schools have to tone down discipline lest too many NAMs get put into the school-to-prison pipeline.

    2) Blacks should be upset at the GOP for not allowing the restoration of voting rights for felons.

    Even black intellectuals, including the leading intellectual in America Ta-Nehisi Coates, seem to have difficulty in perceiving the insult. From an archived Sailer post:

    … “Ta-Nehisi is amazing in the way he thinks out loud and invites people in,” says James Bennet, the Atlantic’s editor in chief. “He’s carrying out his extraordinary intellectual development in public. He’s very direct about what he doesn’t know.”

    Once, Bennet recalls, Coates was engaged in a gun control debate on the Atlantic’s Web site with Jeffrey Goldberg, a well-known colleague at the magazine. Goldberg referred to the philosopher and theologian Saint Augustine. Coates confessed that he didn’t know who Saint Augustine was, then charged ahead with the debate.

    “I can’t think of another writer who wouldn’t have Googled it!” Bennet says.

     

    The sad thing is, there really are some very intelligent black writers out there, just not as fashionable as Coates.

    Try reading some of Adolph Reed, Jr’s stuff some time. The guy is brilliant, left wing, but completely politically incorrect when he feels like it. Adolph Jr got a LOT of flack for first turning against the Clintons when Bill C was president, then endorsing Hillary over Obama in 2008, even though Obama is black. Turns out Adolph Jr., knew Obama when Obama was a Chicago community organizer, and thought Obama was more dishonest than Hillary Clinton. And he despised the Clintons.

    But, Adolph Jr. hates identity politics, while Coates thrives in that.

    Here is what Adolph Reed Jr had to say about Coates:

    Coates makes this stuff up as he goes along: by his own account, he read Baldwin and wanted to write like Baldwin and his editor would check him and say “Look, you’re writing these passages which don’t mean anything whatsoever” since he was so focussed on wanting to write like Baldwin absent having anything in particular to say.

    Yeah, well, a friend, whom I won’t out, observed to me a while ago that one of the things that really irks him (and he’s a professor) about Coates is the way that white liberals gush over him and my informant said that it reminds him of the way that upper middle class liberals fawn over the maid’s son who has gone to college and “made something of himself”.

    https://johnhalle.com/outragesandinterludes/adolph-reed-on-sanders-coates-and-reparations/

    (Full disclosure, Adolph Sr was a close family friend in his later years. Adolph Sr. hated the segregationists, and he hated the black nationalists even more. )

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  • The re-nomination (albeit somewhat reshuffled) of the "economic block" of the Medvedev government has elicited many explanations, some better than others. Today I want to look at one specific hypothesis which can be summed up like this: Putin decided against purging the (unpopular) "economic block" from the Russian government because he wanted to present the...
  • @Cyrano
    I think that the whole thing was a tragic mistake. Right after the Germans had their a**es handed to them by the Red Army, the German women – I guess out of desire to reciprocate the nice gesture somehow - decided to hand over their own a**es to the Red Army. That’s what I call a fair play. I can go on like this forever. Don’t try to provoke me you stupid a**hole. Just because your governments are playing you for fools all your lives, doesn’t mean that “rehabilitating” the Germans will fix anything. The Germans of the WW2 vintage will always be monsters and they don’t deserve any sympathy.

    “Don’t try to provoke me”

    Why? Because you might be tempted to enlighten us or something?

    I don’t think anybody is worried about that. Your thoughts on world history are unintelligible.

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  • From the NYT: What Went Wrong for Villaraigosa: A California Stalwart Ponders His Loss for Governor The former Los Angeles mayor said wealthy voters rejected his message — and working class voters failed to turn out. By Adam Nagourney June 13, 2018 LOS ANGELES — Antonio R. Villaraigosa was the high-riding mayor of this city...
  • @Arclight
    I don't know a ton of people from LA, but they are all unified in saying Villaraigosa is a moron.

    Give the latinos some credit, though. They know he's a loser and those who voted mostly voted for someone else rather than ethnic solidarity. In Georgia where blacks are the single biggest block of Democratic voters, the black Democrat beat the white Democrat by over 50 points. She explicitly emphasized motivating minority voters with the aid of guilty white liberals.

    The GOP share of the latino vote nationally isn't great, but at least a healthy chunk is persuadable and that number could go up by either/or a) the Sailer strategy of branding the donkeys as the black party, and b) if more latinos move up the economic ladder, since the higher their income the more they vote like anglo-Americans.

    I think over time more and more latinos will not really consider themselves an ethnic voting bloc, and although it will be slow the movement will be enough that we will be reading stories for decades about how any day now the latino vote will give the Democrats a permanent lock on the WH and Senate.

    The Left wants to do its damnedest to actively prevent assimilation and turn them instead into the safe dependents and economic serfs of the donor and upper-middle classes that dominate the Democratic party. Now, that vision will run into some problems down the road, as decades down the line, I very much doubt that Latinos will be interested in playing second fiddle to blacks in the Coalition of the Fringes as they outstrip them both in numbers and socioeconomic heft-to say nothing of sharply diverging interests with the true dictating constituencies of the Democratic Party.

    But why rely on the mistakes of your enemies? It’d be the height of folly for the New Right to help them out of some ridiculous vision of white nationalist mysticism, which is nothing so much as the reverse coin of the fetishization of mediocrity you see on the Left. Look, even leaving aside the fact that most Mexicans (Central Americans are a different story-Latin America is no more hegemonic than Europe or Asia) are either white or part-white anyway, you got to work with the nation and electoral body you have, not the one you wish you have. Even if all illegals were to disappear magically tomorrow, tens of millions of legally emigrated citizens of Mexican or Central American extraction would still be here, to say nothing of groups like Tejanos who tend to be “more Texan than the Texans” in outlook. Intermarriage and assimilation into American culture isn’t to be guarded against, for the love of God: it is to be encouraged with whatever money, effort, threats, carrots, sticks you need to throw at it to make it happen on America’s terms.

    For this to happen, the Rovian fantasies about winning Mexicans over by combining amnesty with Chamber of Commerce wet dreams are gonna have to go. The Slims and Ramoses of the world are the exceptions: Mexican-Americans are still a largely working or lower-middle class bunch, they are no more interested in free market fantasy schemes that mess with their Social Security or health care than working class Euro-Americans are-or to open the borders, for that matter, no matter how much DNC propaganda tries to hide this reality. The entire history of post-Bush politics should have made this clear: lamb-like bleating about giving CEOs more tax cuts ain’t gonna cut it with the voters. (To say nothing of not toppling dictators in the Middle East on ideological whims or meddling in the internal affairs of other nuclear powers: another issue where the now openly neo-Wilsonian DNC can really be beaten up on.)

    A GOP more concerned with the fate of average Americans over billionaires and Job Creators can have its cake and eat it too: that’ll get the Rust Belt working class white vote that gave Donald Trump victory in 2016, and stymie leftist dreams about assembling the Coalition of the Fringes on the backs of Latinos. Especially since the Democrats are increasingly not even bothering to hide their gentry class oriented bent: just look at how an old-school Sozi like the 2015 edition of Bernie Sanders getting grilled by the neoliberal/SJW twerps at Vox, less than half his age, on the obvious contradiction between higher wages and mass immigration.

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  • Imagine that a nominee for secretary of state had shared platforms with white nationalist Richard B. Spencer and been given a major award by his National Policy Institute, which describes itself as "an independent organization dedicated to the heritage, identity, and future of people of European descent in the United States and around the world."...
  • “Even the most rabid conspiracy theorists have not produced a single piece of credible evidence that anyone anywhere has actually tried to infiltrate the American legal system and covertly convert it to Islamic law.”

    There’s no need when a majority of Muslim individuals are brainwashed enough to auto-create this conspiracy, even without telepathy (they are programmed bots) or help from the Muslim brotherhood and dozens of similar organizations, and when in fact one exists WITHIN the “Liberal” Media, not just the Muslim brain itself and as such. It’s Liberal Globalists who resemble THAT part of the conspiracy, and there’s AMPLE proof for it.

    All you have to be to want to turn America into an “Umma” is dumb, and a Muslim.
    Btw and by Islamic definition, all religions except Islam are Islamophobic – so here you have your unbeatable argument for the next brilliant article, Issac.

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  • From the NYT Opinion page: Obviously, all those potential immigrants out there around the world are just itching to move to the middle of nowhere rather than, say, the Los Angeles Megaloplex. After all, immigrants to Australia always pass up expensive Sydney for the elbow room of Alice Springs. And whoever heard of an immigrant...
  • @Mr. Blank
    Much as Steve coined the term “late Obama-age collapse,” I’d like to propose “The Great Clarification” for the Trump years, as the dominant theme, so far, has been one of unburdening. President Trump’s notorious habit of saying exactly what is in his head at any given moment seems to have convinced many of our political and media leaders to say out loud and in public things which they have long believed but previously preferred to conceal. Now they’re just letting it all hang out. I’ve remarked before about how this is almost Trump’s signature achievement — getting his opponents to spell out what they actually mean, stripped of all euphemism.

    Pessimist that I am, I don’t think this bodes well for the future; when people take such uncompromising positions, it suggests that they can foresee no outcome in which they might need to walk back their previous statements. They expect either to crush or be crushed.

    On the other hand, maybe I’m overestimating their capacity for shame. Public life is full of people who have been repeatedly, catastrophically wrong and are still out there lecturing the rest of us on How Things Should Be.

    Much as Steve coined the term “late Obama-age collapse,” I’d like to propose “The Great Clarification” for the Trump years

    I’m going to borrow this. Thanks.

    I think the truly great Clarifying has been on the Right, with Team Trot making the short, happy journey back to the Left.

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  • I think the Unz Review should provide commentary by the links to their threads. Something like, “This guy is a douche. Ron just posts stuff like this to show what stupid twats are writing these days.” It would help me ignore them so I don’t waste any time reading some cut and paste wanker that wouldn’t know his ass from a hole in the ground.

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    {I think the Unz Review should provide commentary by the links to their threads. }

    If you read Unz.com somewhat regularly, you should be able to figure out what the articles/authors advocate, without additional commentary. Ron puts a lot of stuff out there for anyone who wants to read - to read. That is why it is an interesting site to visit. If he advocated some particular thread (...philosophy, idea, movement,...),, the site would become uninteresting and monotonous in short order.


    { It would help me ignore them .......}

    Again, you should be able to figure out from the title or a few words in the opening paragraph what the author is advocating. For example, when I saw this in the sub-title 'Islamophobia Enters the Government,.....', I knew immediately what the author is going to advocate or complain about - because the bogus word 'Islamophobia' was manufactured to disarm any resistance to Islamization of non-Muslim societies, particularly Western/Christian societies.
    I therefor did not waste time reading the article. Yeah, sometimes you miss out on some interesting stuff if you skip the entire article, but to me the cost/benefit of that decision works out.
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  • On my many walking visits to the vast Normandy battlefield in France, I kept recalling the ever so wise dictum of Prussia’s great monarch, Frederick the Great: ‘he who defends everything, defends nothing.’ On this 74th anniversary of the D-Day landings, it’s well worth recalling the old warrior-king. Adolf Hitler, a veteran of the infantry,...
  • @Hibernian
    That was after the Japanese war machine had been taking a pounding from the U.S. (with some British help) for 3 years.

    But at Khalkin Gol, Japan was not yet at war with the United States, so you can’t use that excuse.

    The Imperial Japanese Army fought WWII largely with WWI-era weapons. Do a little research. It had no chance against either the United States or the Soviet Union in any large-scale ground war. In fact, the IJA couldn’t defeat either of the two rag tag Chinese forces during the Second Sino-Japanese War that started in 1937, nor could it even control the Chinese countryside.

    I guess their “pincers movement” wasn’t quite ready for prime time, even in China.

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  • Data from European Social Survey Round 8 (2016) via Alexandre Afonso (h/t Emil): In ordered form: Russia might not as hardcore as Czechia or Hungary, but it's still way more skeptical of alien immigration than the European average. Israel, Poland, Italy, Estonia, and Austria round off Europe's based leagues. Meanwhile, all the usual suspects are...
  • @DFH

    Chinese language is tonal, so everyone has a good ear for music
     
    Then how do you explain Peking opera?

    I have to confess that I’ve never heard Peking opera, even though I was about a week in Beijing. I know that pretty much all Chinese and Vietnamese (two nations that have tonal languages) sing very well, which is not true for any other nation. I am a good example of that: I like good (complex, like classical) music, but I cannot sing at all, so I consider my refraining from singing as a service to the society.

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  • Giving a Pass to Anti-Muslim Bigotry

    You mean anti-Muslim opinion. It isn’t bigotry the left wants to control, it’s opinion.

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  • About a decade ago, I got a Netflix subscription and was amazed that the Internet now provided immediate access to so many thousands of movies on my own computer screen. But after a week or two of heavy use and the creation of a long watch-list of prospective films I'd always wanted to see, my...
  • @prusmc
    Is there a book which details what Hunt supposedly did to plan, execute or cover up the conspiracy? An account using his own words or someone who purported to hear him make declarations against interest. What did Hunt know and when did he know It? What did he actually do or claim to have done?

    Is there a book which details what Hunt supposedly did to plan, execute or cover up the conspiracy?

    Not as far as I know. I think the 1991 Mark Lane book PLAUSIBLE DENIAL which I cited, mostly focusing on the Hunt libel trial, is the most detailed, but obviously Hunt was still strongly denying any involvement at that point. Talbot’s 2015 book extensively analyzes the likelihood of Hunt’s involvement, and the long ROLLING STONE article I linked covers the issue in some detail. The videoed confession interviews that Hunt made near the end of his life may be up on YouTube somewhere, but I haven’t bothered looking for them since Hunt was near death at that point and the contents were extensively discussed in those other places.

    One crucial factor was that Hunt had apparently sworn to his much younger second wife prior to his remarriage that he had had absolutely nothing to do with JFK’s assassination, and this obviously put some serious constraints on his future candor. For example, I think the autobiography he published near the end of his life totally excluded any JFK discussion.

    I think the likely names of many of the lower-level JFK conspirators, including Hunt, are pretty reasonably established, though their precise roles are unclear. However, there’s really no way to be sure about the identities of the key organizers of the conspiracy.

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  • While this may sound like somebody is trolling iSteve with the perfect parody, this article is actually from the Seattle Times last month: Cougar-attack victim S.J. Brooks was leader for inclusivity in bike community Originally published May 24, 2018 at 1:39 pm Updated June 4, 2018 at 5:31 pm Seattle's cycling community took to social...
  • @res

    I am puzzled how two people presumably making noises while riding bikes didn’t scare the cougar away.
     
    Apparently it was emaciated. Probably desperate for food.

    I wish to find its resting place and clone it. Rise up, kitty warriors!

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  • Here is how the cliodynamician Peter Turchin, in his book War and Peace and War (which I reviewed here), describes the outcomes of different pit-fight scenarios between the Romans and the Gauls: Upon inquiry, it emerged that this assessment wasn't backed up by statistical evidence: Even so, the stereotype that Northerners are stronger than Southerners...
  • @Erik Sieven
    "The Chinese noted with surprise and disgust the ability of the Mongol warriors to survive on little food and water for long periods; according to one, the entire army could camp without a single puff of smoke since they needed no fires to cook."
    Up to today there is this chinese habit of always drinking warm water and eating something every three hours or so. They seem to be quite dependent on constant cooking and heating.

    The Mongols were probably just drinking their fermented mares milk.

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  • From the NYT Opinion page: Obviously, all those potential immigrants out there around the world are just itching to move to the middle of nowhere rather than, say, the Los Angeles Megaloplex. After all, immigrants to Australia always pass up expensive Sydney for the elbow room of Alice Springs. And whoever heard of an immigrant...
  • @Jack D
    Putting aside the whole immigrant thing, I have to say that Stephens is right about America being mostly empty. We have a few big cities along the coasts and a few scattered inland, but for the most part the place looks really really empty. A lot of America has a sort of half-finished look as if the wave of settlement started but never quite finished. When you drive coast to coast, once you get maybe 60 miles inland you see more cattle than people for the next 2,000 miles. And when there are cities, they are a lot smaller than they could be without a lot of stress - why couldn't Wichita or Tulsa have as many people as Austin?

    I think at the bottom what people here don't want is not more immigrants but more immigrants from alien cultures. If there were 10 million Brits and Germans who wanted to settle the interior of the country instead of Central Americans and Asians or if white people wanted to have 3 kids/family instead of less than 2, I don't think we would be hearing the same objections to increased population. I fully understand this (and don't consider it to be "racist") but you have to be honest with yourself and say that it's not that America is "too crowded" (when objectively it is a lot less crowded than many European countries with high quality of life, it's that you don't want more people WITH A DIFFERENT CULTURE coming here. But this is separate (though as a practical matter inseparable) from the question of whether America is too crowded (away from the coasts).

    Yes, America has empty spaces but that is a natural resource for Americans, not the rest of the world. Who knows what will happen in the future. We are quite lucky to have such a vast territory. Maybe one day we will need additional farmland. Maybe one day new mineral finds will prove valuable. Maybe one day as other parts of the nation become less inhabitable our reserve lands will come into play. But this won’t happen if we fill it up with other peoples.

    I live in the midwest and am close to those empty spaces. I’ve notice a lot of those empty spaces have now transitioned into more sprawl from the Kansas City area. What was once prime farmland is now being covered by concrete, homes and shopping centers. What a waste.

    Additionally consider that the nation is already fully settled, despite the empty spaces, and has been that way since at least WW2. We no longer have hungry factories demanding more labor. Our trade policies have seen to that. We no longer have a military of 12 million men.

    In 1967 we hit 200 million people. At that time we were represented by 100 senators and 435 representatives. Today we have at least 325 million, yet we are still represented by 100 senators and 435 representatives. So it’s clear that our votes have been watered down somewhat.

    Finally, people should check the CIA World Factbook to examine the rest of the world. Check out the list of the most populous nations on earth. The USA is already #3 on this list far ahead of the rest of the pack. Only China and India exceed us. In fact I don’t think any nation in history other than China or India has ever had more than we do now. Note if the USA still had its world war two population figure of 140 million, we would still be in the top 10! Yet we have more than doubled since that time and they demand more growth.

    This list does not appear to be something that equates to wealth or desirability. Sure China has a large economy, but those with money seem to want to leave. The fact we have reputable opinion leaders in this nation urging us to meet the challenge of Bangladesh and Nigeria is preposterous.

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  • "If you're ... pathetically weak, the country is going to be overrun with millions of people, and if you're strong, then you don't have any heart, that's a tough dilemma. ... I'd rather be strong." So said President Donald Trump, on issuing his order halting the separation of children from parents caught breaking into the...
  • @anon
    Gibbon concluded that among the three or four reasons Rome failed is that it engaged in futile wars in the Middle East. The invasions by German barbarians were, all things considered, not that destructive, maybe even positive development.

    Persia and Southwest Asia are where great civilsations go to die. Funny how history rhymes.

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  • About a decade ago, I got a Netflix subscription and was amazed that the Internet now provided immediate access to so many thousands of movies on my own computer screen. But after a week or two of heavy use and the creation of a long watch-list of prospective films I'd always wanted to see, my...
  • utu says:
    @Ron Unz

    Interesting stories. With counter stories. Never swallow the first one you hear. I am afraid that you, Ron Unz are not cut for this job. You are not savvy enough.
     
    Well, that negative appraisal may certainly be correct, but I don't think I'm quite as naive as all that, at least in the particular case regarding Hunt. Please note that I never said he was guilty, merely that James Angleton, a top-ranking CIA official, had said they were thinking of making him the scapegoat of the plot, and also that he lost the resulting libel lawsuit, partly because Mark Lane managed to find another alleged CIA plotter willing to testify under sworn oath of Hunt's involvement.

    Was that witness telling the truth? Who knows?---but testimony under sworn oath should obviously be taken more seriously than random claims here and there.

    And just as you say, during the 1970s, Hunt's denial of having been in Dallas that day was generally considered persuasive and backed by evidence. However, Talbot's 2015 book devotes 15 pages to the Hunt issue (pp. 494-509), and based on the testimony of Hunt's son and other evidence, including the alleged statement of Hunt's then-wife, strongly believes that Hunt was indeed in Dallas and involved in the plot.

    Most remarkably, near the end of his life in 2003 and after decades of complete denial, Hunt fully *admitted* that he had indeed been involved in the JFK assassination conspiracy, and named numerous co-conspirators, pretty much the same names that had come up in the libel trial. He made a series of video-taped interviews regarding his activities, and these were extensively discussed in Talbot's books. Also, there was a big ROLLING STONE article about his confession, which was almost totally ignored in the rest of the MSM:

    https://www.rollingstone.com/culture/features/the-last-confession-of-e-howard-hunt-20070405

    So if a top CIA official like Angleton said Hunt was a conspirator, and a sworn eyewitness said Hunt was a conspirator, and Hunt *himself* gave a death-bed confession that he was a conspirator...well maybe he actually *was* a conspirator...

    The key point is that all the knowledgeable people in DC knew perfectly well that there had been a conspiracy and that there was overwhelming evidence of this, which is why they spent a great deal of effort trying to shift the blame by implicating each other as scapegoats. Only the dumb hicks in the rest of the country (like me!) had ever believed in the ridiculous "lone gunman" theory...

    Mark Lane managed to find another alleged CIA plotter willing to testify under sworn oath of Hunt’s involvement

    Who was this CIA plotter? Marita Lorenz? She has zero credibility. Only one juror claimed he was persuaded by the trial that Hunt/CIA was involve in JFK conspiracy. Other jurors whom Lane omitted form his book did not.

    Angleton? Do we really know what he said or are these just rumors and allegation? There are rumors of some memo but nobody has seen it. What would be Angleton’s motive? Is there a connection to Watergate in going after Hunt?

    Hunt’s deathbed confession? Money, money for his unscrupulous sons using demented father.

    Why did Hunt sue the Liberty Lobby? Because he knew he would win the trial and would not be further compromised. And he won the trial and got awarded $650k. The trial was overturned on appeal and things would go away, right? But there was the second trial which he must push for?

    All the knowledgeable people in DC knew? This is probably true but very few of them know the how and the who and they are all susceptible to disinformation and being used as propagators of disinformation.

    (wiki) Hunt sued Liberty Lobby – but not the Sunday News Journal – for libel. Liberty Lobby stipulated, in this first trial, that the question of Hunt’s alleged involvement in the assassination would not be contested.[59] Hunt prevailed and was awarded $650,000 damages. In 1983, however, the case was overturned on appeal because of error in jury instructions.[60] In a second trial, held in 1985, Mark Lane made an issue of Hunt’s location on the day of the Kennedy assassination.[61] Lane successfully defended Liberty Lobby by producing evidence suggesting that Hunt had been in Dallas. He used depositions from David Atlee Phillips, Richard Helms, G. Gordon Liddy, Stansfield Turner, and Marita Lorenz, plus a cross-examination of Hunt. On retrial, the jury rendered a verdict for Liberty Lobby.[62] Lane claimed he convinced the jury that Hunt was a JFK assassination conspirator, but some of the jurors who were interviewed by the media said they disregarded the conspiracy theory and judged the case (according to the judge’s jury instructions) on whether the article was published with “reckless disregard for the truth.”[63] Lane outlined his theory about Hunt’s and the CIA’s role in Kennedy’s murder in a 1991 book, Plausible Denial.

    All those people involved form Hunt to Liberty Lobby and this guy Lane are all unscrupulous liars. One wants to stay away form people like that. The world is full of them but it is possible to find a refuge where chances of meeting people like that are small. This refuge is the world of ‘normalcy’ populated with ‘normal’ people who are ‘naive’ and not ‘savvy’ in good sense. Most of us found this kind of refuge in our ‘normal’ work and ‘normal’ families.

    As far as JFK my position is: Yes, there was a conspiracy and many people were involved but we will never know the how and the who. Too much disinformation was spread around since. Nothing will be believed. It is a perfect Rashomon where even ghosts of dead people lie.

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    Yes, there was a conspiracy and many people were involved but we will never know the how and the who.
     
    Your assertion entails a logical contradiction.

    That there was a conspiracy can be inferred only from a knowledge of "the how and the who." Therefore, to conclude that there was a conspiracy is to assert that a realistic and significant probability of truth can be assigned to certain propositions relating to the "how and the who."

    That "much disinformation was spread" is in itself relevant to the identity of the "how and the who," since it raises the question as to who had, and likely continues to have, the resources to spread "much disinformation" (and, apparently, the means, with impunity, to eliminate those who might expose their crimes).
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  • My Romania post will hopefully be up in a few days. In the meantime, I'll share my impressions of the Sukhoi Superjet 100, which I flew for the first time on the way back from Bucharest. Overall impressions: Meh. As densely packed as any Airbus, and way more vibrations and creaking sounds than the average...
  • @German_reader
    There seem to be quite a few documented cases of Europeans having been eaten by Maori:
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Marc-Joseph_Marion_du_Fresne#Murder_and_cannibalisation_(1772)

    https://nzhistory.govt.nz/ten-crew-of-cooks-ship-em-adventure-em-killed-and-eaten

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Boyd_massacre

    A New Zealand academic seems to have written an entire book about Maori cannibalism a few years ago:
    https://www.amazon.com/This-Horrid-Practice-Traditional-Cannibalism/dp/0143006711

    Thanks. I knew that the Maori practiced ritual cannibalism, interesting to see if it extended to an ecological function.

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  • @DFH
    You'd think that with so much money, he would be able to afford a more flattering dress for his wife

    You’d think he’d be able to afford a better wife.

    She’s a Chinese 5 and not even attracted to him.

    Dude is an absolute joke. It seems like he won’t run in 2020 now, but if he does Trump should bust out the Winkelvoss twins to insult Suckerberg at his rallies.

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  • Imagine that a nominee for secretary of state had shared platforms with white nationalist Richard B. Spencer and been given a major award by his National Policy Institute, which describes itself as "an independent organization dedicated to the heritage, identity, and future of people of European descent in the United States and around the world."...
  • At first I thought, “Is this April 1st?”

    A student of world religion, I have attended to Islam over years.

    Two thoughts.

    First, it is, by design and inherently, an imperialist and territorial theocracy. That means it is always seeking to expand, by any means, and that it sees the world not as a collection of souls but as a linkage of places. Its typically Semitic legal system recognizes no distinction between sacred law and secular law and, very importantly, it controls the behavior of everyone within its territory, Muslim and non-Muslim both. Islam can only exist as itself in a Muslim State.

    This is really all you need to know about it.

    Thus it is completely incompatible with any Western country.

    Second, we would not be having these discussions if Islam were a White religion. Muslims get all the cover they do because they are a NonWhite group. Imagine Islam as an all-White religion and you’d know that its Western defenders would see it as National Socialism 2.0

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  • While American muslims should be treated lawfully, and have all the rights of any other citizen, Islam in inherently un-American and is quite deserving of condemnation. I consider America lucky that we don’t have a large population of muslims.

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  • Data from European Social Survey Round 8 (2016) via Alexandre Afonso (h/t Emil): In ordered form: Russia might not as hardcore as Czechia or Hungary, but it's still way more skeptical of alien immigration than the European average. Israel, Poland, Italy, Estonia, and Austria round off Europe's based leagues. Meanwhile, all the usual suspects are...
  • @AnonFromTN
    China has vibrant classical culture, which is the basis of Korean and Japanese culture. However, after the fall of the Song dynasty to Mongols in the 13th century, China in general and its culture in particular was in decline. Economically it turned the tide in the last few decades (thanks to boundless greed of Western corporations), but it still does not generate much culture, serious or popular. That might be the reason Russian songs are so popular in China ever since 1960s. They translated these songs, and it is very funny for anyone familiar with them to hear Chinese singing Russian songs in Chinese (they do sing well – Chinese language is tonal, so everyone has a good ear for music).

    Chinese language is tonal, so everyone has a good ear for music

    Then how do you explain Peking opera?

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    I have to confess that I’ve never heard Peking opera, even though I was about a week in Beijing. I know that pretty much all Chinese and Vietnamese (two nations that have tonal languages) sing very well, which is not true for any other nation. I am a good example of that: I like good (complex, like classical) music, but I cannot sing at all, so I consider my refraining from singing as a service to the society.
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  • @AP

    With the exception of far western Ukraine around Lviv, right?
     
    Ukrainians are fairly uniform genetically. Ethnics Ukrainians even from Russian territory (Belgorod) are more similar to ones from Lviv than they are to their Russian neighbors:

    https://link.springer.com/article/10.3103/S0095452715040106

    https://i.imgur.com/ETnKYkI.jpg

    Ukrainians as a whole are genetically closest to Belarussians, followed by Slovaks, followed by Russians.

    Ukrainian science is amazing. If you want to prove that 2×2=5.5, ask a Ukrainian scientist, preferably a member of their Academy of Sciences (yes, they do have that Academy, even though they have no science to speak of).

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    Ukrainian science is amazing. If you want to prove that 2×2=5.5, ask a Ukrainian scientist, preferably a member of their Academy of Sciences
     
    All the serious and talented Ukrainian scientists left for Russia years ago
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  • My Romania post will hopefully be up in a few days. In the meantime, I'll share my impressions of the Sukhoi Superjet 100, which I flew for the first time on the way back from Bucharest. Overall impressions: Meh. As densely packed as any Airbus, and way more vibrations and creaking sounds than the average...
  • @Daniel Chieh
    I did not know about Polynesian cannibalism, interesting. Do you know of any books on this?
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    Thanks. I knew that the Maori practiced ritual cannibalism, interesting to see if it extended to an ecological function.
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  • By now most Americans, for or against, get the idea. All an individual or family need do to live in America, and off the avails of the American taxpayer, is to arrive at an approved port of entry and “lodge a legal claim to stay.” That’s it. The same understanding animates an entire, parasitical industry...
  • Why, then, are unfit parents fit to become Americans?

    Because they will vote Democrat. But I think you knew that.

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  • I had coffee with a foreign friend a week ago. The subject of Donald Trump inevitably came up and my friend said that he was torn between describing Trump as a genius or as an idiot, but was inclined to lean towards genius. He explained that Trump was willy-nilly establishing a new world order that...
  • @ChuckOrloski
    Hi Mr. Giraldi,

    As you're aware, PreZident Trump has unabashedly demonstrated what he intends to do with America's Middle East foreign policy.

    For those in denial here at the Unz Review, ZUSA envoys Jared Kushner and Jason Greenbelt met with Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman on what is pronounced as Israeli-Palestinian "Deal of the Century." Article below.

    http://www.presstv.com/Detail/2018/06/21/565612/US-envoys-Kushner-Greenbelt--Saudi-Crown-Prince-Bin-Salman-Palestine-Israel.

    Two questions-in-one for comment participants:

    Is it wise and heroically "laudable" to have Jews control American-Middle East foreign policy? (zZigh) Does the world really need the preZident's criminal Jewish son-in-law leading phoney M.E. peace process negotiations?

    Thanks, All!

    You know Chuck about nine months ago here at Unz I wrote an article suggesting that Jews with strong feelings about Israel should honorably recuse themselves from any deliberations over US foreign policy in the Middle East, which should be based on American interests alone. I still believe that. There is no reason why our negotiating team should consist 100% of Jews with passionate attachment to the self-described Jewish state, no reason at all.

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    The Saker posted his conversation with Michael Hoffman --
    https://www.unz.com/tsaker/an-interview-with-michael-a-hoffman-ii/

    including this discussion on the topic, Why are the Rabbis Silent on Gaza,
    by Rabbi David bar-Mashon Shiloh

    It's lengthy, but required viewing for Unz participants and should be shown to the assembled Congress.

    The rabbi drives home the point that Jews are more important than any other consideration. Saker listed the time stamps of some significant statements, but not the rabbis stem-winder conclusion: The people of Gaza are evil; it is not only moral but immoral not to destroy every person in Gaza; it can be accomplished easily--and cheaply! the reb notes: train machine guns on the population until they are all dead, shouldn't take more than a few weeks. It's what the British and Americans did to destroy Germany.


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=4&v=6cePM18Yvp8
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  • Data from European Social Survey Round 8 (2016) via Alexandre Afonso (h/t Emil): In ordered form: Russia might not as hardcore as Czechia or Hungary, but it's still way more skeptical of alien immigration than the European average. Israel, Poland, Italy, Estonia, and Austria round off Europe's based leagues. Meanwhile, all the usual suspects are...
  • @Daniel Chieh
    All almost major Japanese ideas had Chinese origins, however, Chinese artistic output plummeted at some point and was actively attacked for various ideas by the early 1900s(consider the fate of the shenmo stories) and so on.

    China has vibrant classical culture, which is the basis of Korean and Japanese culture. However, after the fall of the Song dynasty to Mongols in the 13th century, China in general and its culture in particular was in decline. Economically it turned the tide in the last few decades (thanks to boundless greed of Western corporations), but it still does not generate much culture, serious or popular. That might be the reason Russian songs are so popular in China ever since 1960s. They translated these songs, and it is very funny for anyone familiar with them to hear Chinese singing Russian songs in Chinese (they do sing well – Chinese language is tonal, so everyone has a good ear for music).

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    Chinese language is tonal, so everyone has a good ear for music
     
    Then how do you explain Peking opera?
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  • From the Los Angeles Times: Petty theft is up to $50 in Texas. So basically shoplifting has been effectively legalized in Austin. While Austin is among the country’s first so-called freedom cities, it’s part of a wider movement around decriminalizing low-level offenses and decreasing arrests. According to Local Progress, a national network of progressive city...
  • Ed says:
    @sabril
    Pretty much, but items with significant resale value (e.g. cigarettes) are normally kept in places where you can't just casually pick them up and walk out of the store without paying.

    Where I work (NYC) a lot of stores have policies that they won't challenge shoplifters and in fact employees can and do get fired for doing so. I guess it makes sense if your marginal profits are fat enough. So for example, suppose you are selling pieces of women's clothing for $100 which cost you $10 from some sweatshop in China; that your main expenses are rent and employee wages which you have to pay regardless of your sales volume. In such a case, you don't lose much if shoplifters steal even 10 or 20 pieces of clothing a week. After all, your rent is $20,000 per month and your wage expense is another $15,000. Losing an additional $1000 per month due to shrinkage is pissing in the ocean. Especially when you consider the cost of lawsuits and worker's compensation claims which might arise from confronting shoplifters.

    So why don't stores like this get cleaned out by aggressive "youths"? Based on their locations and the goods they are selling, they don't hold much appeal. You can bet that stores which sell sporting goods are more aggressive about defending their wares.

    A worker gets killed or harmed by a shoplifter the best their corporate bosses will do is send some flowers to the funeral. It’s not worth it from the employee standpoint. From the corporations stand point who needs a Sharpton protest and the media calling them racist for a week? Best let them take it. Besides with facial recognition software they’ll soon be able to capture the culprits later it merely ban them from the store going forward.

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  • Data from European Social Survey Round 8 (2016) via Alexandre Afonso (h/t Emil): In ordered form: Russia might not as hardcore as Czechia or Hungary, but it's still way more skeptical of alien immigration than the European average. Israel, Poland, Italy, Estonia, and Austria round off Europe's based leagues. Meanwhile, all the usual suspects are...
  • Yes Greece had very different socioeconomic structures, but they also had much better living standards on avg than Ukraine at the time of their crisis, and we can see how chicanery with the IMF and EU destroyed the mainstream parties’ credibility with the populace.

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  • My Romania post will hopefully be up in a few days. In the meantime, I'll share my impressions of the Sukhoi Superjet 100, which I flew for the first time on the way back from Bucharest. Overall impressions: Meh. As densely packed as any Airbus, and way more vibrations and creaking sounds than the average...
  • @Anon
    I just happened to come upon an interesting article: http://apdl.kcc.hawaii.edu/oahu/stories/waialua/killing.htm which, I should mention, as I just pointed out of another article on a different topic, is clearly biased, but still interesting reading.

    I know in places like Papua New Ginuea, certain tribes eat their dead relatives. They have a feast in honor of the dead and invite all of the relatives to come and eat.

    I guess from their perspective, they are honoring the person by allowing them to become one with them or perhaps, it’s better that humans consume them than worms.

    Peace.

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  • While this may sound like somebody is trolling iSteve with the perfect parody, this article is actually from the Seattle Times last month: Cougar-attack victim S.J. Brooks was leader for inclusivity in bike community Originally published May 24, 2018 at 1:39 pm Updated June 4, 2018 at 5:31 pm Seattle's cycling community took to social...
  • @Philip Owen
    In the 80's and early 90's I spent a lot of time in the US, mostly in the mountains and California. I jogged everywhere.

    I had encounters with a cougar, a bear and a herd of elk all in Colorado although the flies and remoteness of Northern Idaho were probably the scariest experience.

    I encountered the cougar when jogging the trails around the weather forecasting cetre at Boulder. That week as I found out later, there had been two attacks by a cougar on joggers on the same track before and after my run. In my case, I ran around a bend and the cougar was standing next to the path about 10 metres in front of me. I was too surprised to stop, which probably saved me. The cougar bolted before I had time to get scared. I then went very stupid and tried to find it. All this seems to have been the right thing to do. Chase it rather than let it chase you. Easier said than done if you have to apply your brain to the problem. I lucked out. In those days I was 1.79 m and 95 kg. I wasn't showing any flesh, just clothes. Maybe the cougar can calculate its chances.

    The bear was eating berries on the other side of the valley when I was hiking over the Arapahoe Pass. It saw me, which is a good thing. Bears usually attack when surprised. In Idaho and British Columbia I used to wear a bear bell. Didn't in California.

    I am puzzled how two people presumably making noises while riding bikes didn't scare the cougar away.

    I am puzzled how two people presumably making noises while riding bikes didn’t scare the cougar away.

    Apparently it was emaciated. Probably desperate for food.

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    I wish to find its resting place and clone it. Rise up, kitty warriors!
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  • From the NYT Opinion page: Obviously, all those potential immigrants out there around the world are just itching to move to the middle of nowhere rather than, say, the Los Angeles Megaloplex. After all, immigrants to Australia always pass up expensive Sydney for the elbow room of Alice Springs. And whoever heard of an immigrant...
  • @Wilkey
    "We have a population density of 35 people per square kilometer — as opposed to 212 for Switzerland and 271 for the U.K."

    Stephens should look at the list of the top 20 richest countries in the world. He might be surprised who is and isn't on it.

    Eighteen of the top twenty richest countries have populations that are majority ethnically European. One of the others is Singapore and another, Qatar, is an oil state. The highest ranked Latin America country, Uruguay, is ranked #45.

    Eight of the twenty richest are countries with low population densities - the US, Norway, Iceland, Finland, Sweden, Australia, Canada and New Zealand. All those countries but New Zealand are richer than far larger, more densely populated countries like Germany, Japan, the UK, Spain, Israel, South Korea, Italy, Austria and France.

    IOW, there is a pretty damn clear positive correlation between a nation's per capita income and lower population density. The more people you try to stuff inside a nation, the fewer natural resources there are, per capita, to go around. The nation's natural wealth gets diluted. There is no reason to dilute our wealth even more by filling full it of people.

    The highest ranked Latin America country, Uruguay, is ranked #45.

    Which is probably the most European of any Latin American nation.

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  • Data from European Social Survey Round 8 (2016) via Alexandre Afonso (h/t Emil): In ordered form: Russia might not as hardcore as Czechia or Hungary, but it's still way more skeptical of alien immigration than the European average. Israel, Poland, Italy, Estonia, and Austria round off Europe's based leagues. Meanwhile, all the usual suspects are...
  • @Felix Keverich
    Where are you from, DreadIlk? As a Western man you may be having difficulty picturing what traditional autocracies are like, since you never lived in one.

    I assure you that Russia not like USA. There is certainly no "Trump regime" in America. I would go so far as to say that the American system is anti-Trump.

    No there is no Trump regime. For now. But there is a neocon regime. And each neocon before Trump put his flavor on it. Under each president the machinery of state changed to look like the president. I only remember the last two before Trump. They were weak and let cancer of incompetence and corruption to spread through out the system. On top of it they abused their power.

    So yes the regimes in US are highly personal and you can see it in how the state functions under each president.

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  • Here is how the cliodynamician Peter Turchin, in his book War and Peace and War (which I reviewed here), describes the outcomes of different pit-fight scenarios between the Romans and the Gauls: Upon inquiry, it emerged that this assessment wasn't backed up by statistical evidence: Even so, the stereotype that Northerners are stronger than Southerners...
  • @Guy Lombardo
    Who said ancient Romans were the same as modern Italians?

    A lot of them are described as blue eyed, light haired.

    Reconstruction of Lucius Sulla

    http://www.luciuscorneliussylla.fr/image/fondsylla.png

    More likely, modern Italians are more similar to the ancient, pre-Indo European Etruscans, rather than the lighter, probably more northerly shifted Romans of the martial and ruling classes.

    Interesting. The current view is that Ashkenazis are roughly 35-40% ancient Roman, with the mixing between the Levantine and Roman founding populations occurring soon after the Roman exile (70 AD). For being about 40% Levantine, Askenazis produce a suprising amount of people with blonde hair and/or blue eyes. (My full Ashkenazi wife has very Levantine features, dark hair but blue eyes).

    2,000 years ago the entire Mediterranean probably looked different, racially, than it does today. Many indigenous Levantine groups are quite fair (Google image “Sofi Tsedaka”). We even know from DNA studies of mummies that the ancient Egyptians were less Black than the modern Egyptians and were basically a Semitic people.

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    ANONYMOUS


    Grew up around German-American Jews and agree about the Italian-Winkler, Caan made their name playing Italian Guidos.

    But there is something vaguely Eurasian about Lithuanian and Russian Jews like Barr and Nimoy.

    In my opinion Polish Jews like Keitel look the most Slavic.
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  • About a decade ago, I got a Netflix subscription and was amazed that the Internet now provided immediate access to so many thousands of movies on my own computer screen. But after a week or two of heavy use and the creation of a long watch-list of prospective films I'd always wanted to see, my...
  • I am sure that most people will immediately express outrage at this information much like they do when they hear the “earth is FLAT” – it isn’t. It’s a disk with high mountains and deep oceans which are all completely “Level”. That’s why mountains are measured by the number of feet they are above “sea LEVEL”! The earth doesn’t spin at an average of over 600 miles an hour but we can’t feel it? Ever been on a “merry-go-round” at 5 MPH – did you “know” you were “spinning”?

    Back to this story, JFK was never killed or assasinated. The entire story was completely made up in a Hollywood story, just the moon landings. He exited his prior life only to become – READY – “Jimmy Carter”. Evaluate how much they look alike, same age and hair but with some surgery and modifications to his “voice box” he was a very convincing “peanut farmer”. (Who thought that one up?) Obtain a recorded conversation or talk from both 1st Ladies and, without looking at their faces, you will realize that there voices are identical.

    What other lies has the government told us? More improtant, what is the truth? Check out Wellaware1 (one) videos on You Tube. Ed has proven many politicains are realy “actors” playing multple parts. Mike Pence is a identical twin to Patrick Cassidy – David’s brother. Believe half of what you see and nothing that you hear.

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  • Data from European Social Survey Round 8 (2016) via Alexandre Afonso (h/t Emil): In ordered form: Russia might not as hardcore as Czechia or Hungary, but it's still way more skeptical of alien immigration than the European average. Israel, Poland, Italy, Estonia, and Austria round off Europe's based leagues. Meanwhile, all the usual suspects are...
  • @DFH
    Even pre-19th century, my impression is that Chinese culture was very sub-par compared to Japan

    All almost major Japanese ideas had Chinese origins, however, Chinese artistic output plummeted at some point and was actively attacked for various ideas by the early 1900s(consider the fate of the shenmo stories) and so on.

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    China has vibrant classical culture, which is the basis of Korean and Japanese culture. However, after the fall of the Song dynasty to Mongols in the 13th century, China in general and its culture in particular was in decline. Economically it turned the tide in the last few decades (thanks to boundless greed of Western corporations), but it still does not generate much culture, serious or popular. That might be the reason Russian songs are so popular in China ever since 1960s. They translated these songs, and it is very funny for anyone familiar with them to hear Chinese singing Russian songs in Chinese (they do sing well – Chinese language is tonal, so everyone has a good ear for music).
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  • These long summer days are good for forest walks or swimming; in the evenings, I read classics with my 10 year old son who otherwise spends too much time at video games. This time, it happens to be the Odyssey, the poem I translated some 25 years ago, and yesterday I came to read Book...
  • Shame, that this paragon of all the virtues should become a scofflaw bail-jumper.

    He, who saw the cities of many men and knew their minds, should walk the walk and damn the consequences. Can he not save himself alive?

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  • @Anon

    Trust me, I’m not an anti-Catholic guy
     
    I don't think you are; I was talking about the author in that link (I don't know exactly what set of his biases, but something sure did). I know a number of academics in "soft" fields (mainly sociology and anthropology) and they are all biased in some way or another. Mostly a similar way, it has to be said*. Sometimes it helps their work (by motivating them) and sometimes it impedes.

    *I do know of one Ph.D. candidate who was turned down for a certain program because he was a Christian (of some Protestant kind or other). I heard this at second hand from my relative aforementioned, who got it from the guy who turned him down.

    Now-- am I anti-Muslim? I don't know, it never occurred to me to ask. I really have no idea.

    I know a number of academics in “soft” fields (mainly sociology and anthropology) and they are all biased in some way or another.

    Yeah, I have to admit this – it is tough to sometimes have to wade through the nonsense to get to the good stuff in their research. I generally like historians though and I’ve seen a tendency where they do challenge each other. Military historians are the best, they just say it like it is – they’ve read way too much to be bothered by the crazy parts of human history.

    Now– am I anti-Muslim?

    Nah – you’re just pro-Christianity. :)

    People get too sensitive about these things sometimes. Like certain SJW Muslims who shout “Islamophobe” for anyone that has a problem with Islamic doctrine whether legitimate or not. That pisses me off, you can’t have a normal discussion.

    Peace.

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    I did not know about Polynesian cannibalism, interesting. Do you know of any books on this?

    I just happened to come upon an interesting article: http://apdl.kcc.hawaii.edu/oahu/stories/waialua/killing.htm which, I should mention, as I just pointed out of another article on a different topic, is clearly biased, but still interesting reading.

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    I know in places like Papua New Ginuea, certain tribes eat their dead relatives. They have a feast in honor of the dead and invite all of the relatives to come and eat.

    I guess from their perspective, they are honoring the person by allowing them to become one with them or perhaps, it's better that humans consume them than worms.

    Peace.
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  • @Marcus
    Happily?? Tell me the Ukrainian elite isn't that dumb/corrupt

    They aren’t dumb at all, but they are corrupt. The best hope is that they figure out what Russia’s no-less corrupt elite did and opt to at least reform and fix the system enough so that common people live better lives and don’t try to overthrow them.

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    @RadicalCenter
    With the exception of far western Ukraine around Lviv, right? My understanding is that many people’s genetics there are substantially Polish, and to a much lesser extent Slovak. Add Hungarians in the oblast Zakarpattiya.

    With the exception of far western Ukraine around Lviv, right?

    Ukrainians are fairly uniform genetically. Ethnics Ukrainians even from Russian territory (Belgorod) are more similar to ones from Lviv than they are to their Russian neighbors:

    https://link.springer.com/article/10.3103/S0095452715040106

    Ukrainians as a whole are genetically closest to Belarussians, followed by Slovaks, followed by Russians.

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    Ukrainian science is amazing. If you want to prove that 2x2=5.5, ask a Ukrainian scientist, preferably a member of their Academy of Sciences (yes, they do have that Academy, even though they have no science to speak of).
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  • From the NYT Opinion page: Obviously, all those potential immigrants out there around the world are just itching to move to the middle of nowhere rather than, say, the Los Angeles Megaloplex. After all, immigrants to Australia always pass up expensive Sydney for the elbow room of Alice Springs. And whoever heard of an immigrant...
  • res says:
    @Jack D
    Putting aside the whole immigrant thing, I have to say that Stephens is right about America being mostly empty. We have a few big cities along the coasts and a few scattered inland, but for the most part the place looks really really empty. A lot of America has a sort of half-finished look as if the wave of settlement started but never quite finished. When you drive coast to coast, once you get maybe 60 miles inland you see more cattle than people for the next 2,000 miles. And when there are cities, they are a lot smaller than they could be without a lot of stress - why couldn't Wichita or Tulsa have as many people as Austin?

    I think at the bottom what people here don't want is not more immigrants but more immigrants from alien cultures. If there were 10 million Brits and Germans who wanted to settle the interior of the country instead of Central Americans and Asians or if white people wanted to have 3 kids/family instead of less than 2, I don't think we would be hearing the same objections to increased population. I fully understand this (and don't consider it to be "racist") but you have to be honest with yourself and say that it's not that America is "too crowded" (when objectively it is a lot less crowded than many European countries with high quality of life, it's that you don't want more people WITH A DIFFERENT CULTURE coming here. But this is separate (though as a practical matter inseparable) from the question of whether America is too crowded (away from the coasts).

    Part of the issue is that to increase density in a functional way you need a population that can pay the costs of the infrastructure. The rapid build out of China seems like a good comparison here. What did you think when you were there? Would America being built out like that be a good thing?

    I’m not sure how Philly is doing right now, but at one point its size was declining relative to the existing infrastructure so I am not sure you see the crowding effects the same way as people who live in areas where the population is outgrowing the transport and water supply networks, etc.

    P.S. I just looked at https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Demographics_of_Philadelphia
    Fairly stable population for the last 30 years. Compare that to LA which grew over 20% or CA which grew over 50%: http://www.laalmanac.com/population/po02.php

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  • @reiner Tor
    It's possible, of course. Though for example Polynesians often resorted to cannibalism anyway, especially because fisheries can be overharvested.

    But I never wrote it was impossible, only that there were some headwinds to abolishing it.

    I did not know about Polynesian cannibalism, interesting. Do you know of any books on this?

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    I just happened to come upon an interesting article: http://apdl.kcc.hawaii.edu/oahu/stories/waialua/killing.htm which, I should mention, as I just pointed out of another article on a different topic, is clearly biased, but still interesting reading.
    , @German_reader
    There seem to be quite a few documented cases of Europeans having been eaten by Maori:
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Marc-Joseph_Marion_du_Fresne#Murder_and_cannibalisation_(1772)

    https://nzhistory.govt.nz/ten-crew-of-cooks-ship-em-adventure-em-killed-and-eaten

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Boyd_massacre

    A New Zealand academic seems to have written an entire book about Maori cannibalism a few years ago:
    https://www.amazon.com/This-Horrid-Practice-Traditional-Cannibalism/dp/0143006711
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  • @Colin Wright
    'The author is a fan of the straw man: we shouldn’t worry about Sharia or growing Muslim numbers because there is no evidence of a grand plot to take over the USA.'

    Well, concerns about Sharia are ridiculous.

    While Muslim numbers may be growing, their numbers are miniscule compared to other groups. This is a bit like worrying about how you left the light on when the house happens to be on fire.

    ...and indeed, there is no grand plot to take over the US. At any rate, it's certainly not Muslims we need to worry about there.

    said:
    “While Muslim numbers may be growing, their numbers are miniscule compared to other groups. ”

    What “other groups”? Numbers & sources please.

    http://www.codoh.com

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  • @Hyperborean

    Its always been interesting to me how much art output Japan creates, and it should be noted that its not really designed for export.
     
    It is interesting, Korean pop culture is much more export-intended than Japanese culture yet Japan and Korea still have relatively similar pop cultural influence on each other and on foreign nations.

    Perhaps Chinese pop culture would become more popular abroad if there was a greater push towards making it export-friendly?

    Even pre-19th century, my impression is that Chinese culture was very sub-par compared to Japan

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    All almost major Japanese ideas had Chinese origins, however, Chinese artistic output plummeted at some point and was actively attacked for various ideas by the early 1900s(consider the fate of the shenmo stories) and so on.
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  • Islamists and Zionists are very much alike. Judaism and Islam lack what I call the “Sermon on the Mount” element of Christianity and its compassion, mercy and forgiveness, based on empathy they also do not have. (Of course, there are exceptions) Sad that many Christians in the USA have also abandoned those splendid qualities as well and now, as members of churches once rightly called “God’s shopping mall,” worship the Golden Calf.

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  • @reiner Tor
    Destroying the codices and other artifacts of their culture was bad, but as AP has pointed out, their religion truly had horrible elements. What I read is that despite a strict ban by the Spaniards, human sacrifice kept happening here and there for decades and perhaps centuries. Interestingly there are allegations of human sacrifice for the strange and morbid Santa Muerte folk saint by members of its cult. Such things must have been happening at a much higher frequency while Diego de Landa was still alive. Now of course de Landa was worried about all manifestations of their religious practices, not just human sacrifice, but wouldn't you worry if instead of Muslim immigrants, your town would be full of people practicing a cult of Tlaloc, and it was well-known that as little as a few decades ago their priests were sacrificing children for Tlaloc?

    Now, if you were an official responsible for the well-being of an indigenous population, and such a crazy cult was claiming victims among said population (or there were persistent rumors of some humans being sacrificed here and there), what would you do? Probably destroying the documents and idols of the crazy cult was not the best idea, but is it possible that they reduced the incidence of human sacrifice? I don't think it's impossible that some Mayans might have recognized superiority of Christianity for the logical reason that their deities were powerless in the face of Christian persecution. And even if that was not the case, it might have seemed logical to de Landa.

    Destroying the codices and other artifacts of their culture was bad

    I believe that’s all I’m (and maybe others) getting at here; the problem may have been handled excessively and can’t be undone unfortunately. For me, there are the ends and the means and both need to be taken into account.

    I don’t think it’s impossible that some Mayans might have recognized superiority of Christianity for the logical reason that their deities were powerless in the face of Christian persecution.

    Sure – polytheism in general always seems to give way to monotheism. It wasn’t just this, I believe they actually also found it to be a superior religion and culture. I certainly don’t have a problem that most of South America is Christian – it is better than polytheism.

    Muslims tended not to care about the inner workings of other religions or cults, reading into their doctrines or anything else (other than to perhaps refute them). The deal was simple; military-age males pay jizyah, don’t revolt, don’t proselytize and we’re good. I have no doubts they would have put a stop to human sacrifice though.

    Again, this is all speculation. I don’t know if Muslims ever came across something that heinous, and if they had, what they would have done. Quite possible they would have gone postal (Shafi’i style) on it and quite possible they would have just stopped that practice and left the culture alone otherwise. If anything, there may have been something like this in West Africa in localized communities, but nothing on the scale of Aztec or Mayan society. This kind of stuff still happens in parts of Africa, but seems isolated to the Southeast and Central areas:

    http://www.latimes.com/world/africa/la-fg-malawi-albinos-hunted-2017-story.html

    Peace.

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  • Here is how the cliodynamician Peter Turchin, in his book War and Peace and War (which I reviewed here), describes the outcomes of different pit-fight scenarios between the Romans and the Gauls: Upon inquiry, it emerged that this assessment wasn't backed up by statistical evidence: Even so, the stereotype that Northerners are stronger than Southerners...
  • @Jeff Stryker
    You notice this difference in Cubans as oppose to Mexican elite. The Cubans look like Martin Sheen because they are from Northwest Spain or Ricky Martin while the Mexican ruling elite look like Javier Bardem or Antonio Banderas.

    Bardem played a Mestizo in No Country For Old Men and it is difficult to distinguish between a Spaniard and a Mestizos.

    Go travel a little bit, to La Habana , Mexico , Spain , at least go to Miami , San Antonio , Los Angeles …….. one learns a lot travelling ….. and watch less Hollywood and TV .

    ( Hollywood can make Banderas black, mestizo , apache , nordic , chinese or in stripes )

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    I live overseas and have for nearly 20 years.

    I've never been to Mexico since living in Arizona and being exposed to Cholos there. I despise Mestizos.

    I've been to the "dry Spain". Madrid and Al Hambra.

    You could not PAY me to spend time in Latin America. Thx.
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  • @Anon
    Yes, and there still are. Getting a significant quantity of proteins from other human beings doesn't seem to make much sense to me, food-pyramid-wise, anyway.

    edit: unless you have a relatively small warrior caste which "farms" the rest of the population? But I don't think that was how historical cannibalism worked.

    unless you have a relatively small warrior caste which “farms” the rest of the population? But I don’t think that was how historical cannibalism worked.

    Well, that’s how it worked with the Aztecs.

    And they didn’t farm the population, only supplemented their diet with human flesh.

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  • AP says:
    @AnonFromTN
    When the fact that the thieves are refusing to fight corruption is the sign of sovereignty, that tell us all we need to know about the country. I am glad that I don’t have Ukrainian citizenship: I’d be ashamed to acknowledge it otherwise.

    I’m just pointing out what is happening.

    So, according to you –

    - If Ukraine cracks down on corruption that benefits its local elite, something the West wants – it is a puppet, it is bad

    - If Ukraine’s local elite successfully resists these reform efforts demanded by the West – also bad.

    - Reform efforts and anti-corruption pressure from within Ukraine are mostly coming from western Ukraine and its nationalists (interestingly, Poroshenko is allied with the eastern Ukrainian Opposition Bloc party to stifle reform efforts*). So if Ukraine reforms because of nationalist pressure – I’ll bet you would think this is bad, also.

    So no matter what Ukraine does with reform, it is bad according to you.

    *One factor that would motivate Poroshenko to try to retake Donbas would be to add Opposition Party voters to the electorate. This would kill attempts at limiting corruption in the country.

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  • @Tyrion 2
    A lot of US anti-Muslim sentiment seems to come from looking at the problems in Europe. In France, in particular, a genuine low-level Muslim insurgency has been running for the last few years. This is a big deal and is bizarre given that it is France not Saudi.

    Having said that, except for Somali refugees and the like, most US Muslims seem to have arrived through a process of extremely selective migration and so are quite unlike their co-religionists who pitched up in Europe.

    And no-one in the US or Europe is as prejudiced towards these European Muslim immigrants as those immigrants' elites were to them, when they were back home.

    There’s a well-demonstrated correlation between the sheer number of Muslims and their behavior. The more, the worse. France has more than we do, the USA is still at an earlier stage where they keep their inner thoughts very quiet, although a document in Arabic was translated showing a plan for taking over America, very methodically.

    I wouldn’t assume we have better Muslims, just fewer of them proportionally.

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  • @Tex

    The problem here is that progressives treat them as a special class above such petty concerns as traffic laws. This is a shame, because it has made cycling primarily the domain of aggressive young men instead of a practical means of transportation for the masses.
     
    I knew a guy who was killed in a bike accident. He was an aggressive young leftist who got run over after running a stop sign.

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  • "If you're ... pathetically weak, the country is going to be overrun with millions of people, and if you're strong, then you don't have any heart, that's a tough dilemma. ... I'd rather be strong." So said President Donald Trump, on issuing his order halting the separation of children from parents caught breaking into the...
  • In which Pat has a lucid flash.

    There is no more Western civilization, it’s world civilization now. Get over it. And if you’re so scared of foreigners, then quit blowing shit up over there, so they can stay where they are. Nobody comes here if there’s any other way to survive. The USA is the asshole of the globe. Look at what the world sees.

    https://www.ohchr.org/EN/Issues/Indicators/Pages/HRIndicatorsIndex.aspx

    Shit. Your nation is shit. Nobody needs it, least of all us who are stuck in it. Time for the USA to go the way of the USSR. Knock it over, rip it apart, wreck its defense industrial base. Nuke the beltway. The world will be a much nicer place.

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    World Civilization is hegemony of Judeo-Afro-Homo Pop Culture and PC all over the world.

    It is about the world being invaded by Empire of Judea(that controls the US) and the West being invaded by demographic imperialists.
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  • @Daniel Chieh
    Aren't there fishing cultures in the world who traditionally got a huge quantity of their protein from fish?

    It’s possible, of course. Though for example Polynesians often resorted to cannibalism anyway, especially because fisheries can be overharvested.

    But I never wrote it was impossible, only that there were some headwinds to abolishing it.

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    I did not know about Polynesian cannibalism, interesting. Do you know of any books on this?
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  • @Mitleser
    She was not talking about fraternizing, she was talking about not creating children who would be abandoned.

    https://govoritmoskva.ru/interviews/2248/

    Ok, but my point was that the communist generation (and communist voters of any age) isn’t likely to be less nationalistic/conservative than the youth.

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  • Freedom of movement is the founding value of the European Union. The “four freedoms” are inscribed in the binding EU treaties and directives: free movement of goods, services, capital and persons (labor) among the Member States. Of course, the key freedom here is that of capital, the indispensable condition of neoliberal globalization. It enables international...
  • Rurik, much as I am liking many of your posts, that is nonsense, Eric Blair’s (George Orwell’s. as you would know) experience was with a Trotskyite militia with no discipline.

    This is clear in both Hemingway’s ‘For whom .. .’ and in Blair’s ‘Homage to …’.

    Both the pig Snowball (‘snow’ in the name intended to indicate purity) in Animal Farm and Emmanuel Goldstein in 1984 are intended to represent Lev Bronstein (LeonTrotsky), the pig Napoleon is Stalin.

    Big Brother is not Stalin, but a British version of him. Which makes a plotting problem or narrative problen, how, if the future Britain of the book is Britain as Airstrip One for what the USA has become, the role of Big Brother as a British figure doesn’t make much sense.

    I have read the four-volume collection of Blair’s miscellaneous writing g tfrom interest and study of English

    Also much appreciing the article by Diana. Always appreciate her writing.

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  • @Mitleser
    France is finished

    https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DgSOPiYXcAE5r22.jpg

    Time to dance

    https://i.imgur.com/PVPlHR3.gif

    Are those black homos with Macron or what?
    Things seem to be escalating between Macron and the Italians as well since he made some hyper-arrogant comments about Italy’s refusal to take in “refugee” boats. Good, at least there seems to be some kind of political movement now. Much will of course depend on how the situation in Germany plays out. I don’t trust the CSU, but this time they actually seem to be somewhat serious. Maybe they’ve really lost patience with Merkel.

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    Merkel's toast.

    https://www.infowars.com/almost-half-of-germans-want-merkel-to-resign-poll-shows/

    Not only is Seehofer serious, but once in power he'll feel emboldened for two reasons:

    • His mandate will be based on clamping down on the rapefugees

    • Salvini and Kurz will empower him in a way the Visegrad group can't

    Salvini also won't accept the Dublin Convention being followed to the letter, which means a possible Pan-European solution.

    Or perhaps at least a German-Italian...Axis. :)
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  • Introduction by the Saker: I have always had a passion for theology in general and the studies of religions in general. Several years ago I discovered, quite by chance, a book written by Michael A. Hoffman II entitled Judaism's Strange Gods which I found most interesting and thought provoking. Reading that book, I felt that...
  • Hoffman: “I attended college in … the early 1970s … I was often at odds with many of my liberal professors — not due to their Leftism, but their tunnel vision and abhorrence of dissenting ideas, in spite of posing as dissenters.”

    Sound familiar? These Stalinists replicate themselves in the hallowed halls of learning.

    Hoffman: “… which is more damaging — the invasion of Europe by the Turks, or the invasion of the minds and souls of the Catholic intellectual elite by the Kabbalah?”

    What was true in medieval Christendom is true today: a powerful supremacist sect, occult in nature and with roots stretching back to Babylon 300 BC, corrupting our religious and political systems.

    This article has inspired me to dig out my copy of Hoffman’s puzzling and fascinating Secret Societies and Psychological Warfare for a re-read. Hoffman is a marginalized but valuable scholar.

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  • Data from European Social Survey Round 8 (2016) via Alexandre Afonso (h/t Emil): In ordered form: Russia might not as hardcore as Czechia or Hungary, but it's still way more skeptical of alien immigration than the European average. Israel, Poland, Italy, Estonia, and Austria round off Europe's based leagues. Meanwhile, all the usual suspects are...
  • @Daniel Chieh
    Japan Civilization is putting more specialists into Culture production for a long-term plan to flip Vladisvostok.

    Its always been interesting to me how much art output Japan creates, and it should be noted that its not really designed for export. The -chans board within Japan are extremely active and productive, and doujin(independent comics) are popular enough that people can make a living off writing them. "Web novels" or blogs of fiction/episodic content can be popular enough that it can be adapted into anime for a general audience, and so on. IIRC someone mentioned that the much smaller population of Japan on one of the chan boards created almost as much material as American DeviantArt.

    Would be interesting if that was analyzed someday, and filtered for "high quality" art akin to high quality science.

    Japan Civilization is putting more specialists into Culture production for a long-term plan to flip Vladisvostok.

    They are not trying hard enough. ;)

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  • Anon[298] • Disclaimer says:
    @Talha
    You're right, I do remember that discussion. I do believe the person is likely biased, but they seem to have the timeline right as far as order of events.

    Again, as I mentioned - a good part of the problem was that the Church had a difficult time reigning in some of the excesses. If I remember, didn't one of the local military guys go rogue and take over and kill a governor when they tried to clamp down on slavery in that area?

    Trust me, I'm not an anti-Catholic guy*, I have a lot of respect for the Catholic Church. One of my spiritual teachers from Pakistan speaks fondly of his years in a Catholic school. I try to look at these things in a historical manner and let the chips fall where they may.

    Peace.

    *Note: Unless people say; well, you consider Catholic doctrine to be faulty so you are anti-Catholic. Yeah - Ok - if those are the parameters, then guilty as charged - but that seems a wee bit hypersensitive.

    Trust me, I’m not an anti-Catholic guy

    I don’t think you are; I was talking about the author in that link (I don’t know exactly what set of his biases, but something sure did). I know a number of academics in “soft” fields (mainly sociology and anthropology) and they are all biased in some way or another. Mostly a similar way, it has to be said*. Sometimes it helps their work (by motivating them) and sometimes it impedes.

    *I do know of one Ph.D. candidate who was turned down for a certain program because he was a Christian (of some Protestant kind or other). I heard this at second hand from my relative aforementioned, who got it from the guy who turned him down.

    Now– am I anti-Muslim? I don’t know, it never occurred to me to ask. I really have no idea.

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    I know a number of academics in “soft” fields (mainly sociology and anthropology) and they are all biased in some way or another.
     
    Yeah, I have to admit this - it is tough to sometimes have to wade through the nonsense to get to the good stuff in their research. I generally like historians though and I've seen a tendency where they do challenge each other. Military historians are the best, they just say it like it is - they've read way too much to be bothered by the crazy parts of human history.

    Now– am I anti-Muslim?
     
    Nah - you're just pro-Christianity. :)

    People get too sensitive about these things sometimes. Like certain SJW Muslims who shout "Islamophobe" for anyone that has a problem with Islamic doctrine whether legitimate or not. That pisses me off, you can't have a normal discussion.

    Peace.

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  • Data from European Social Survey Round 8 (2016) via Alexandre Afonso (h/t Emil): In ordered form: Russia might not as hardcore as Czechia or Hungary, but it's still way more skeptical of alien immigration than the European average. Israel, Poland, Italy, Estonia, and Austria round off Europe's based leagues. Meanwhile, all the usual suspects are...
  • @Hyperborean

    Its always been interesting to me how much art output Japan creates, and it should be noted that its not really designed for export.
     
    It is interesting, Korean pop culture is much more export-intended than Japanese culture yet Japan and Korea still have relatively similar pop cultural influence on each other and on foreign nations.

    Perhaps Chinese pop culture would become more popular abroad if there was a greater push towards making it export-friendly?

    I don’t have a lot of flattering things to say about Chinese artistic scene, beyond hard sci-fi, but I also don’t have a lot of familiarity. I think the censorship has its toll.

    Maybe someday.

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  • Here is how the cliodynamician Peter Turchin, in his book War and Peace and War (which I reviewed here), describes the outcomes of different pit-fight scenarios between the Romans and the Gauls: Upon inquiry, it emerged that this assessment wasn't backed up by statistical evidence: Even so, the stereotype that Northerners are stronger than Southerners...
  • Like a few others, my first thought was Samoans (and perhaps other PI subgroups). I believe they’re more overrepresented in the NFL than Kenyans are in distance running. Keep in mind, there are relatively few Samoans on the planet. Sure, with a world-wide population in the hundreds of millions, Norther Europeans may produce more strongmen. But imagine if there were 200 million Samoans on the planet.

    My unique upbringing brought me in close contact with the Samoan community in South Seattle. Around the same time, I also spent a year at an all-White high school in a small town that was predominantly Scandinavian. If you compare the median Samoan to the median Scandinavian there is simply no doubt that the Samoans are much bigger (accounting for girth/bone size), stronger and faster. Height is pretty equivalent, but that’s it. I remember staring at their knees, wrists, and fingers. I couldn’t believe how thick their bones were! Their downfall, of course, is obesity and diabetes. But get them back to their natural diet and bring them up in a developed country, and I don’t see a physically stronger race anywhere. It’s not even close.

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  • From the NYT Opinion page: Obviously, all those potential immigrants out there around the world are just itching to move to the middle of nowhere rather than, say, the Los Angeles Megaloplex. After all, immigrants to Australia always pass up expensive Sydney for the elbow room of Alice Springs. And whoever heard of an immigrant...
  • @Mr. Blank
    If Republicans weren't the Stupid Party, they would be putting out television advertisements highlighting quotes from articles like this. You just know if the shoe was on the other foot, it would be in every Democratic campaign ad for the next five years.

    It will be interesting to see how Trump handles his 2020 campaign with respect to things like that.

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  • Data from European Social Survey Round 8 (2016) via Alexandre Afonso (h/t Emil): In ordered form: Russia might not as hardcore as Czechia or Hungary, but it's still way more skeptical of alien immigration than the European average. Israel, Poland, Italy, Estonia, and Austria round off Europe's based leagues. Meanwhile, all the usual suspects are...
  • @Felix Keverich

    It should be noted that the largest group of immigrants in Russia are Ukrainians. For this it would be better to clarify (in the survey) what kind of immigration is in question.
     
    The survey does that. It asks about immigrants "of different race/ethnic group from the majority". Ukrainian people is really a variation of Russians.

    With the exception of far western Ukraine around Lviv, right? My understanding is that many people’s genetics there are substantially Polish, and to a much lesser extent Slovak. Add Hungarians in the oblast Zakarpattiya.

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    With the exception of far western Ukraine around Lviv, right?
     
    Ukrainians are fairly uniform genetically. Ethnics Ukrainians even from Russian territory (Belgorod) are more similar to ones from Lviv than they are to their Russian neighbors:

    https://link.springer.com/article/10.3103/S0095452715040106

    https://i.imgur.com/ETnKYkI.jpg

    Ukrainians as a whole are genetically closest to Belarussians, followed by Slovaks, followed by Russians.
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  • @Marcus
    It was a Communist Party official who recently made news for saying that local women shouldn't fraternize with foreigners during the World Cup.

    She was not talking about fraternizing, she was talking about not creating children who would be abandoned.

    https://govoritmoskva.ru/interviews/2248/

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    Ok, but my point was that the communist generation (and communist voters of any age) isn't likely to be less nationalistic/conservative than the youth.
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  • Imagine that a nominee for secretary of state had shared platforms with white nationalist Richard B. Spencer and been given a major award by his National Policy Institute, which describes itself as "an independent organization dedicated to the heritage, identity, and future of people of European descent in the United States and around the world."...
  • @anonymous
    Somehow I doubt ARNOLD ISAACS is also a great defender of Muslim rights or Arab or other Muslims moving across the Israeli/Gaza border wall to reposes their grandparents property before they were ethnically cleansed by ARNOLD ISAACS' tribe.

    Somehow I suspect that ARNOLD ISAACS demands open US borders, mass migration to the USA from the entire world, including the entire Islamic 3rd world, but at the same time insists that Israel has every right to shoot to cripple Palestinians in Gaza protesting near the Gaza border wall.

    It's the rank hypocrisy of these Zionists, Neo Conservatives or just standard J tribe "Liberals" (not) that has many intelligent people just "noticing" that these people are not open to reason or fairness and just use slander, smears, ad hominem attacks and doxing to ruin the lives of anyone who they don't like.

    Supposedly we still have the 1st Amendment rights of free speech in the United States as enshrined in our US Constitution which wasn't written or signed by any of ARNOLD ISAACS' tribe. But, in practice the likes of pervert Harvey Weinstein have unlimited free speech to produce sick, violent anti Southern hate porn movies like "D'jango Unchained" and mass open these violent hate porn movies...

    ON CHRISTMAS DAY

    But, for those of us Midwesterners, Southerners, dispossessed Yankees in places like Connecticut and Maine - we really don't have freedom of speech or even freedom of thought - if we oppose Neo Conservative/Zionists wars in places like Iraq, Syria or Serbia - we are smeared, marginalized by the likes of David Frum

    "Unpatriotic Conservatives" "We turn our back on you, you're purged"
    https://www.nationalreview.com/2003/03/unpatriotic-conservatives-david-frum/

    Any of us trying to implement Israel style border walls on the Mexican border with Texas, we're now smeared as the worst NAZIs putting little children in NAZI concentration camps.

    I was a 7th grade public school teacher in Brooklyn NY late 1980s - I got called a lot of names, big F*#**$*@ deal.

    So ARNOLD ISAACS is calling principled mostly White Gentile Americans a lot of mean names - big F#*$&#**@$# deal.

    We can call Arnold Isaacs some mean names:

    Liar
    Israel/Neo Conservative/Zionist spy
    Mexican cartel enabler

    Or just yet another vicious, and yes HATEFUL F*#&$# Je*.

    With such types it's useless to try to use reason or work for common ground. They hate us, work to see us replaced in all our countries.

    These hateful people now have their own homeland...

    Israel the homeland of the Jews.

    So let them go home.

    There's no place like home.

    Those Gazans were carrying cleavers (at least) and had announced (in Arabic — memri.org is a wonderful thing) that they were going to kill as many Jews as possible. So the IDF stopped them from entering Israel “by any means necessary” in the phrase beloved by leftists.

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    Those Gazans were carrying cleavers (at least) and had announced (in Arabic — memri.org is a wonderful thing) that they were going to kill as many Jews as possible.
     
    You should be a comedian rather than a juvenile disinfo agent.

    And remember, never depend on a knife in a gunfight.
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  • Data from European Social Survey Round 8 (2016) via Alexandre Afonso (h/t Emil): In ordered form: Russia might not as hardcore as Czechia or Hungary, but it's still way more skeptical of alien immigration than the European average. Israel, Poland, Italy, Estonia, and Austria round off Europe's based leagues. Meanwhile, all the usual suspects are...
  • @Dmitry

    Its always been interesting to me how much art output Japan creates, and it should be noted that its not really designed for export.
     
    This about food as well.

    Some cultures (Japan, Italy) are obsessed with food, with endless distinctions in taste, and where every different village has a special recipes, and there's an endless creatively in this area.

    I was shocked changing television channels in Japan by how their television was at least half of it about food.

    Other cultures like France have very overrated cuisine, with little creativity - but at least it is important for them that food is at a common standard.

    And then other cultures almost just do not care about this area by comparison.

    Well, my wife is French so I’m going to have to object to the notion that French food is overrated. French food is probably one of the most scientific and well-organized systems of culinary elegance, but that said, many of its ideas have since been adapted into other forms of cultural cooking by now. But consider, for example, the French theory of sauces which is well-organized and modular, as compared to how Italian alfredo sauce was made with just empirical knowledge.

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  • @Daniel Chieh
    Japan Civilization is putting more specialists into Culture production for a long-term plan to flip Vladisvostok.

    Its always been interesting to me how much art output Japan creates, and it should be noted that its not really designed for export. The -chans board within Japan are extremely active and productive, and doujin(independent comics) are popular enough that people can make a living off writing them. "Web novels" or blogs of fiction/episodic content can be popular enough that it can be adapted into anime for a general audience, and so on. IIRC someone mentioned that the much smaller population of Japan on one of the chan boards created almost as much material as American DeviantArt.

    Would be interesting if that was analyzed someday, and filtered for "high quality" art akin to high quality science.

    Its always been interesting to me how much art output Japan creates, and it should be noted that its not really designed for export.

    It is interesting, Korean pop culture is much more export-intended than Japanese culture yet Japan and Korea still have relatively similar pop cultural influence on each other and on foreign nations.

    Perhaps Chinese pop culture would become more popular abroad if there was a greater push towards making it export-friendly?

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    I don't have a lot of flattering things to say about Chinese artistic scene, beyond hard sci-fi, but I also don't have a lot of familiarity. I think the censorship has its toll.

    Maybe someday.
    , @DFH
    Even pre-19th century, my impression is that Chinese culture was very sub-par compared to Japan
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  • From the Los Angeles Times: Petty theft is up to $50 in Texas. So basically shoplifting has been effectively legalized in Austin. While Austin is among the country’s first so-called freedom cities, it’s part of a wider movement around decriminalizing low-level offenses and decreasing arrests. According to Local Progress, a national network of progressive city...
  • @sabril
    Pretty much, but items with significant resale value (e.g. cigarettes) are normally kept in places where you can't just casually pick them up and walk out of the store without paying.

    Where I work (NYC) a lot of stores have policies that they won't challenge shoplifters and in fact employees can and do get fired for doing so. I guess it makes sense if your marginal profits are fat enough. So for example, suppose you are selling pieces of women's clothing for $100 which cost you $10 from some sweatshop in China; that your main expenses are rent and employee wages which you have to pay regardless of your sales volume. In such a case, you don't lose much if shoplifters steal even 10 or 20 pieces of clothing a week. After all, your rent is $20,000 per month and your wage expense is another $15,000. Losing an additional $1000 per month due to shrinkage is pissing in the ocean. Especially when you consider the cost of lawsuits and worker's compensation claims which might arise from confronting shoplifters.

    So why don't stores like this get cleaned out by aggressive "youths"? Based on their locations and the goods they are selling, they don't hold much appeal. You can bet that stores which sell sporting goods are more aggressive about defending their wares.

    “Where I work (NYC) a lot of stores have policies that they won’t challenge shoplifters and in fact employees can and do get fired for doing so.”

    Most national retailers have similar policies applicable everywhere. In fact, I wouldn’t be surprised if almost all do.

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  • From the New York Times: Ron Unz pointed out a number of years ago that Harvard et al's flat percentage of Asian students at a time when the number of Asians was soaring, as were Asian test scores, suggested discrimin
  • @Twinkie

    But of course the factors that Harvard uses, such as valuing talent in minor sports, constitute disparate impact discrimination against Asians.
     
    http://infoproc.blogspot.com/2018/06/harvard-office-of-institutional_21.html

    the decades leading up to the data discovery forced by the SFFA lawsuit, we heard many claims that legacy / recruited athlete status, or leadership characteristics, or extracurriculars, were the reasons for A-As having such a low acceptance rate (despite their strong academic records). The OIR analysis shows that these effects, while perhaps real, are only part of the story. In Model 4, pure racial bias reduces the A-A percentage of the entering class from 26% (after accounting for all the factors listed above) to the actual 18-19%!
     
    If you look at the included graphs in that link, the data show that after accounting for all the variables Harvard claims, the admissions rate for Asians magically matches... the overall demographic percentage. And that's AFTER accounting for the admissions office formulated "personality" ratings of Asians that are so completely out-of-whack with alumni assessments of the same candidates.

    uh, Steve Hsu is a self-made retard on all matters of statistics, especially regarding Asians. Wrong every time. He is confused when he talks about math beyond what is taught to physicists.

    Model 4 magically fits the demographics because logistic regression is guaranteed to fit the demographics for whichever demographic variables are introduced. This was clearly understood by some of Hsu’s commenters (see the exchange between LondonYoung and David Coughlin where the first asks why the model didn’t fit the demography exactly) but they did not spell out what is obvious to cognoscenti, and their conversation went over Hsu’s head.

    Another beauty is that Hsu’s claim that an Asian penalty was “needed to reproduce the demographics” make no sense unless there had been a model 3.5 that included demographics but with whites and Asians collapsed into one category. Since that model would be constrained to get the number correct in all the other categories, including legacy and athletes and the overall white-and-Asian subtotal, it’s possible it would also fit the white and Asian percentages reasonably well (if not as closely as model 4).

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  • Data from European Social Survey Round 8 (2016) via Alexandre Afonso (h/t Emil): In ordered form: Russia might not as hardcore as Czechia or Hungary, but it's still way more skeptical of alien immigration than the European average. Israel, Poland, Italy, Estonia, and Austria round off Europe's based leagues. Meanwhile, all the usual suspects are...
  • @AP
    I'm well aware of that. And it is full of loopholes. West isn't pleased but can't do anything about it:

    http://euromaidanpress.com/2018/01/18/now-world-bank-slams-poroshenkos-anticorruption-court-bill-800-mn-in-the-air/

    Ukraine will happily take IMF money but it is no longer dependent on it, as in 2014. It paid back more than it took in last year:

    https://www.uawire.org/over-the-year-ukraine-paid-more-to-imf-than-it-received-from-it

    Happily?? Tell me the Ukrainian elite isn’t that dumb/corrupt

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    They aren't dumb at all, but they are corrupt. The best hope is that they figure out what Russia's no-less corrupt elite did and opt to at least reform and fix the system enough so that common people live better lives and don't try to overthrow them.
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  • From the Times of London:
  • @Charles Erwin Wilson II
    A Turkish friend of mine confirmed that Erdogan conducted a false flag operation in 2016 in order to suppress dissent. Democrats have noted that Erdogan was successful because Turks have no second amendment rights. My friend's family members all lost their positions, so maybe his perspective is skewed. For myself, I am on board with his conspiracy theories. Especially after what I have seen the IRS, DOJ and FBI do here in America.

    Restoring honest government will be difficult here, at best. It is already impossible in Turkey.

    “Turks have no second amendment rights”

    Ironic, as Turkey is a major firearms producer. Many of the inexpensive shotguns sold in the US are from there.

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  • Data from European Social Survey Round 8 (2016) via Alexandre Afonso (h/t Emil): In ordered form: Russia might not as hardcore as Czechia or Hungary, but it's still way more skeptical of alien immigration than the European average. Israel, Poland, Italy, Estonia, and Austria round off Europe's based leagues. Meanwhile, all the usual suspects are...
  • @Daniel Chieh
    Japan Civilization is putting more specialists into Culture production for a long-term plan to flip Vladisvostok.

    Its always been interesting to me how much art output Japan creates, and it should be noted that its not really designed for export. The -chans board within Japan are extremely active and productive, and doujin(independent comics) are popular enough that people can make a living off writing them. "Web novels" or blogs of fiction/episodic content can be popular enough that it can be adapted into anime for a general audience, and so on. IIRC someone mentioned that the much smaller population of Japan on one of the chan boards created almost as much material as American DeviantArt.

    Would be interesting if that was analyzed someday, and filtered for "high quality" art akin to high quality science.

    Its always been interesting to me how much art output Japan creates, and it should be noted that its not really designed for export.

    This about food as well.

    Some cultures (Japan, Italy) are obsessed with food, with endless distinctions in taste, and where every different village has a special recipes, and there’s an endless creatively in this area.

    I was shocked changing television channels in Japan by how their television was at least half of it about food.

    Other cultures like France have very overrated cuisine, with little creativity – but at least it is important for them that food is at a common standard.

    And then other cultures almost just do not care about this area by comparison.

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    Well, my wife is French so I'm going to have to object to the notion that French food is overrated. French food is probably one of the most scientific and well-organized systems of culinary elegance, but that said, many of its ideas have since been adapted into other forms of cultural cooking by now. But consider, for example, the French theory of sauces which is well-organized and modular, as compared to how Italian alfredo sauce was made with just empirical knowledge.
    , @utu
    I do not think you know much about food and certainly you do not understand it.
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  • About a decade ago, I got a Netflix subscription and was amazed that the Internet now provided immediate access to so many thousands of movies on my own computer screen. But after a week or two of heavy use and the creation of a long watch-list of prospective films I'd always wanted to see, my...
  • As history points out:

    History speaks eloquently on the subject. In the 1,129 years of the great Byzantine empire, the average reign of an emperor was 12 years. This is a bit longer than the eight years we now allow our president, but is rather short considering that the Byzantine position ostensibly offered supreme power and lifetime tenure. But if it wasn’t unheard of for a ruler of Constantinople to die peacefully in his bed, it was also not the norm.

    Conspiracies are the usual way that powerful people are removed from power. It is the way to bet in any assassination, but a patsy has to be provided so the sheeple will not get too upset.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tkHYvYR8Opo

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  • The argument from authority is of questionable merit. Yes, some people know far more than others, but how does one establish that? Happily, there are publication and citation metrics available to help us, and a reasonable case can be made that experts exist. That does not preclude the possibility that they are all wrong. One...
  • @manorchurch

    you’ll have a very difficult time making a case that my comments have anything to with course design.
     
    LOL. I love a good non sequitur as much as the next guy.

    You are wrong in the majority of your assessment.

    At the moment, I don’t think you know

    – what was being assessed or
    – what constitutes a nonsequitor.

    but as i noted, it would be interesting to see you try. this was one individuals experience to two very specific referenced courses and general references to what might be applicable to others as to this individual’s experience.

    it did not even consist of a comparative advantage comparison —-
    it does not include any test of a multiple variables introduced by the author.

    nothing in my comments invalidates or challenges his experience in relation to online education for this person, save the references which contradicted each other or in some manner changed in as described and some issues with variable testing and inter-relatedness to each other or as stand alones to either mode of learning.

    You are making hay where none exists.

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  • Imagine that a nominee for secretary of state had shared platforms with white nationalist Richard B. Spencer and been given a major award by his National Policy Institute, which describes itself as "an independent organization dedicated to the heritage, identity, and future of people of European descent in the United States and around the world."...
  • @anonymous
    It is one of THE most bizarre facts of history and current events that Saudi Sunni Islamists and the American Jewish political/media/academic elite are on the same side on all things that matter and are constantly promoting the worst policies attacking, replacing White European Americans and White Europeans in European countries.

    Both Saudi Arab Sunni Islamists and Israel and the American Jewish political/academic/media elite did not allow ANY Syrian war refugees to migrate in to Saudi Arabia or Israel - this despite the fact that Israel occupies a part of Syria - the Golan Heights.

    Yet both Saudi Arabia Sunni Islamists and Israel the Jewish diaspora demand that Western European countries MUST accept unlimited numbers of Syrian war refugees and also accept virtually unlimited numbers of young Muslim male migrants. Saudi Arabia has offered to fund the construction of 700 plus new mosques in Europe for these Muslim migrants (so generous).

    Saudi Sunni Islamists and Israel /the Jewish diaspora were/are also on the side on these never ending, God awful Neo Conservative US wars, interventions in Iraq and Syria to replace secular Arab Batthist regimes with.....

    What?

    Total anarchy?

    Genocide of Arab Christians

    ISIS coming to power.

    The lying Neo Conservative Zionist (with Saudi Sunni support) war propaganda in Iraq and Syria has been as bad as it gets

    Saddam having weapons of Mass destruction, Saddam and now Assad being Hitler

    "Syria's Assad is GASSING LITTLE CHILDREN"

    How many?

    6 Million?

    WTF?

    This alliance between Saudi Sunni Islamists, Israel, and International Zionism is best represented by the marriage of Hillary Clinton’s Chief of Staff Saudi-raised Huma Abedin and failed Jewish New York City mayor designate Anthony Weiner. Anthony Weiner was derailed for doing Harvey Weinstein type sexual degeneracy.

    http://www.occidentaldissent.com/2018/01/05/saudi-sunni-islamists-and-new-york-zionists-strong-case-for-birth-control/

    So I have to ask Unz Review:

    "Who hates whom?"

    Seems like this Arnold Issacs guy really hates us - and the leaders of Saudi Arabia, Israel the American Jewish political/media/academic elite.....

    They really hate us.

    People should act accordingly.

    There’s been a regime change in Saudi Arabia, and they’re now more likely allied with right-wingers in Israel than the left-wing pro-Palestinians there. As for taking refugees (real or fake) from Syria, SA may still be avoiding it, simply because they can. Maybe it’s a part of their deal with Trump.

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  • From the NYT Opinion page: Obviously, all those potential immigrants out there around the world are just itching to move to the middle of nowhere rather than, say, the Los Angeles Megaloplex. After all, immigrants to Australia always pass up expensive Sydney for the elbow room of Alice Springs. And whoever heard of an immigrant...