The Unz Review Digest - September 19, 2018
This week’s traffic was heavily dominated by the 17th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks, with the top two articles on that subject, together attracting more readership than the next four combined. Ranking first by a very wide margin was my own analysis of those world-changing events, in which I conclude that there is overwhelming evidence that the official narrative is false and the contrary conspiracy theories that I myself had long ignored are almost certainly true. And once we acknowledge that the attacks were not committed by a rag-tag band of 19 Arabs armed with box-cutters but were instead the work of a sophisticated intelligence organization deploying advanced military technology, the finger of blame very clearly points toward Israel and its Mossad, which was virtually alone in having the necessary motive, means, and opportunity. That two hundred Mossad agents were quickly captured on American soil, many of them seeming to have suspiciously strong connections to the attacks, further supports this hypothesis. This article has easily broken all first-week commenting records, with some 1200 comments totaling over 160,000 words. A long companion piece by French journalist Laurent Guyénot provides a wealth of additional evidence of likely Mossad guilt, and ranked second in readership.
Third and fifth place were held by somewhat related columns by former CIA officer Philip Giraldi, in which he focuses upon the enormous and continually growing political influence in America of figures whose primary loyalty is directed toward a foreign nation, an absolutely astonishing state of affairs, and strong indications that this overwhelming foreign influence may soon embroil America in yet another major war, this time in Syria and perhaps sparking a direct military conflict with nuclear-armed Russia.
The fourth most popular featured article was Anatoly Karlin’s analysis of the huge apparent impact of national intelligence distributions upon economic and technological advancement, especially focusing upon how the performance of the broad center of the population can have such great impact upon business activities and scientific progress.
Finally, rounding out our most popular articles was my own 17,000 word analysis of the Holocaust and Holocaust Denial, still going very strong nearly three weeks after its initial release. Not only has this article already become one of the most widely read of the last couple of years, but it has easily shattered all previous records for comment, with a total of over 300,000 words across more than 2,100 individual comments.
[This is a expanded and slightly modified version of the original September 10th article, now containing a short concluding section.] Back in 1999 I was invited to join Steve Sailer's HBD email group, where I encountered all sorts of interesting people. The participants were mostly intellectuals or journalists having sharply heterodox views about racial differences,... Read More
Wei Geisheing (2013). Aerial Shanghai by Crane Operator 2. Let's take the standard assumption that national power consists of three main elements: Economic, military, and cultural ("soft"). Why can we be confident that China is on its way to superpowerdom? China has already overtaken the US in terms of GDP (PPP) in the mid-2010s at... Read More
Alexis de Tocqueville wrote in 1835, “Among the ancients, the slave belonged to the same race as his master, and often he was superior to him in education and enlightenment. Freedom alone separated them; freedom once granted, they easily intermingled. The ancients therefore had a very simple means of delivering themselves from slavery and its... Read More
How America was neoconned into World War IV
Thanks to courageous investigators, many anomalies in the official explanation of the events of 9/11 were posted on the Internet in the following months, providing evidence that this was a false flag operation, and that Osama bin Laden was innocent, as he repeatedly declared in the Afghan and Pakistani press and on Al Jazeera. The... Read More
A couple of months ago I did an interview with one of the foremost scholars of rabbinical Judaism, Michael Hoffman. The occasion was the release of his latest book “The Occult Renaissance Church of Rome”. At the time I did not expect to have to ask for a follow-up interview with him, but when I... Read More
The week leading up to the funeral of Senator John McCain produced some of the most bizarre media effusions seen in this country since the assassination of John F. Kennedy in 1963. McCain, who never saw a war or regime change that he didn’t like, was apparently in reality a friend of democracy and freedom... Read More
Will a new war be the October Surprise?
It’s official. The Syrian Army assisted by Russian air support is closing in on the last major pocket of terrorists remaining in the country in the province of Idlib near Aleppo. The United States, which has trained and armed some of the trapped gunmen and even as recently as a year ago described the province... Read More
Republicans may not be interested in racial politics, but racial politics is interested in them. Unfortunately, they have no idea how to respond—and it’s going to start costing them elections. Florida GOP gubernatorial candidate Ron DeSantis, running against black Democrat nominee Andrew Gillum, is currently reeling from a Fake News media controversy accusing him of... Read More
There are worse, more dangerous endeavours. Ride a tiger, steal cubs from she-bear, walk a high voltage wire. Doubting the Holocaust is slightly less perilous. The doubters found themselves invariably out of job, oftentimes in jail, rarely killed. This is the dogma-Mother-of-all-dogmas, and Jews, the priesthood of New World, are attending to its pristine inviolability.... Read More
A few years ago I somehow heard about a ferocious online dispute involving a left-leaning journalist named Mark Ames and the editors of Reason magazine, the glossy flagship publication of America's burgeoning libertarian movement. Although I was deep in my difficult programming work, curiosity got the better of me, so I decided to take a... Read More
It takes no time at all. You listen to Bob Woodward’s halting speech. You read his lumpen prose, and you get right away what undergirds his Trump-phobic tome, “Fear: Trump in the White House.” Naively, the president had expected to fulfill his revolutionary campaign promises to the American voters, an assumption that threw Woodward and... Read More
Colin Tatz and the Genocide Charge
January 26 is Australia Day, a national public holiday marking the date the first permanent British settlers (mostly convicts) arrived in Sydney in 1788. These thousand or so souls — transported to the other side of the world and told to fend for themselves — laid the foundations for one of the most successful nations... Read More
Will Implement Thoughtful and Reasonable Measures
I have no choice. I must don the mantle of greatness and take the reins of the country. Desperate times call for desperate measures. I will run for the office of dictator, or President in American parlance. Readers may ask, “But Fred, what makes you think you are qualified to be President?” To which I... Read More
Regime Change in Budapest?
CNN recently discovered a paradox. How was it possible, they asked, that in 1989, Viktor Orban, at the time a Western-acclaimed liberal opposition leader, was calling for Soviet troops to leave Hungary, and now that he is Prime Minister, he is cozying up to Vladimir Putin? For the same reason, dummy. Orban wanted his country... Read More
An Open Letter to Congress and the Press
“So who cares that the 9/11 Commission chose to believe that Dick Cheney did not enter the White House bunker until ‘shortly before 10:00, perhaps at 9:58,’ twenty minutes after the strike on the Pentagon. Surely the vice president would not fib, so the Commission threw out the testimony of several eyewitnesses, including Norman Mineta,... Read More
They're out there. Trump-loving, Assad-apologist, Putin-Nazi sleeper agents, posing as regular normal Americans. They could be anyone. They could be your neighbors, the guys in the copy room, your Uber drivers, even some of your Twitter followers. They're sitting there, right now, glued to their televisions, waiting for Jewish Nazi law clerks to perform a... Read More
A foreign country seeps into one’s consciousness via large events and personalities, mostly, as in war, earthquake, tsunami, coup d’état, unprovoked bombing, Gaddafi and Assad, etc., but it’s the lesser turbulences that will begin to yield more revealing clues about any society. My two years in Italy, I often combed through newspapers for crime stories,... Read More
Next week the Jewish high holidays begin. And countless synagogues will have Zionist statements in their services, even if it’s just the Israeli flag on the altar. (While a very conscious minority of synagogues will offer open services that do not include paeans to Israel.) One stark measure of devotion to Israel is the promotion... Read More
Robin Hanson once wrote a blog post about how reasonably intelligent people (for instance, the sort of people who read his blog) tend to overestimate how smart everyone else is. For instance, about half of Americans are unable to correctly read a table and do a simple addition/subtraction calculation: Such is the banal reality of... Read More
Tuesday, September 11, 2001, was a non-teaching day for me. I was home when the phone rang at 9 A.M. It was my daughter, who was on a week’s vacation with her future husband. “Turn on the TV,” she said. “Why?” I asked. “Haven’t you heard? A plane hit the World Trade Tower.” I turned... Read More