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Revisiting Theodore W. Adorno’s work on the ‘authoritarian personality’ and the ‘F Scale’ reveals that in 2020, it is actually liberals, progressives and the so called ‘Left’ that manifest 8 out of the 9 most problematic, antidemocratic and authoritarian attitudes.

The theory of an authoritarian personality was introduced in the 1930s in an attempt to explain the mass appeal of fascism and right-wing ideologies. It came to life in the wake of a sharp rise in the popularity of fascist movements in many European societies in the inter-war period.

At the time, many European ideologists and intellectuals were deeply inspired by Marx and Freud. Marxism predicted that the great depression would translate into a vast shift in working class conciousness, materialising into a global socialist revolution. Of course, this didn’t happen. The economic crisis resulted instead in mass support for nationalist and fascist movements that were often deeply anti-Semitic.

The rational behind the above deviation from the Marxist prophecy borrowed some Freudian theoretical mechanisms. ‘People are authoritarians’ was the given ‘explanation’: under certain threatening conditions ‘authoritarian characters’ are emotionally and cognitively vulnerable to the appeal of fascist and nationalist ideologies.

During the 1930s a score of Jewish Germanic intellectuals mainly (but not at all) associated with the Frankfurt School (e.g., Wilhelm Reich) were committed to point at the psychological and socio-economic conditions responsible for the making of the Authoritarian personality.

In his 1933 work The Mass Psychology of Fascism, Wilhelm Reich attempted to explain the striking victory of ‘reactionary’ fascism over ‘progressive’ communism. Reich was desperate to rescue the relevance of revolutionary Marxism. To do so, he formed a new ‘post-Marxist’ theoretical outlook to explain why the Germans of his time favoured ‘authoritarianism’ over a ‘preferable’ communist revolution.

Reich reckoned that the attraction of ‘reactionary’ and ‘conservative’ politics and the inclination towards fascism is driven by a long history of rigid, authoritarian patriarchy which affects family, parenting, primal education and eventually, society as a whole. In an attempt to save society from fascism, Reich synthesized Marx and Freud into a ‘sexual revolution.’

In 1950, the Frankfurt School’s prominent intellectual Theodor W. Adorno, along with others, published The Authoritarian Personality, a collection of studies that became a prime academic text in the domain of social science. In this volume Adorno and others delved into the theory of the authoritarian personality and reported the results of a decade-long research in testing the theory.

Bearing in mind the origins of many of its members and the prime intellectual objective of the Frankfurt School, it is far from surprising that the investigation had begun with an attempt to explain the psychological roots of anti-Semitism: the assumption was that authoritarian personalities manifest some ethnocentric patterns that come to life with xenophobic inclinations and a dislike of out-groups and minorities.

Adorno & co. reduced the authoritarian personality into a set of nine ‘implicitly antidemocratic,’ attitudes and beliefs. Adorno believed that it was possible to identify authoritarian personalities by the degree to which people would agree with these nine attitudes. The nine fascist attitudes; are briefly summarised here:

  • Conventionalism: Adherence to conventional values.
  • Authoritarian Submission: Towards ingroup authority figures.
  • Authoritarian Aggression: Against people who violate conventional values.
  • Anti-Intraception: Opposition to subjectivity and imagination.
  • Superstition and Stereotypy: Belief in individual fate; thinking in rigid categories.
  • Power and Toughness: Concerned with submission and domination; assertion of strength.
  • Destructiveness and Cynicism: hostility against human nature.
  • Projectivity: Perception of the world as dangerous; tendency to project unconscious impulses.
  • Sex: Overly concerned with modern sexual practices.

Reviewing the relevance of Adorno’s take on authoritarianism in the light of the current global pandemic hysteria or the battle over the integrity of the American presidential election may reveal that in accordance with the F Scale, it is actually progressives, liberals and the so called ‘Left’ who are manifesting the most problematic antidemocratic authoritarian patterns:

  1. According to Adorno, Fascists ‘adhere to conventional values.’

In 2020 ‘conventional values’ are practically dictated by so-called ‘liberal’ and ‘progressive’ ‘community standards’ as defined by Twitter, FB and Google. These conventional values are often validated by ‘factcheckers,’ occasionally substantiated by conventions rather than anything that resembles factual research, academic or theoretical study.

  1. Adorno insists that Authoritarians submit to ingroup authority figures.

But in 2020 it is actually progressives and liberals who adhere to the ‘epidemiological ingroup authority’ of Bill Gates. Similarly, Anthony Fauci is for progressives a supreme judge on public health matters. How many colossal blunders should we take from Imperial College London before this institution is dismantled? Similarly, you may want to ask yourself who in America tends to believe its ‘ingroup’ pollsters despite the fact that they prove to be colossally wrong time after time?

  1. Adorno tells us that fascists manifest authoritarian aggression against people who violate conventional values.

As things stand ‘cancel culture’ is actually a progressive/liberal operational mode. People see their culture being cancelled for exploring critical views of conventional thoughts that are precious to progressives. It is hardly a secret that there is a growing fear amongst the wider public of expressing criticism, let alone doubts on a number of progressive issues, as such conduct could lead to vile aggression.

  1. Adorno insists that Fascists oppose to subjectivity and imagination.

In reality it is progressive algorithms that are set by ‘liberals’ at Twitter and FB to trace and punish those who dare to explore subjective ideas about COVID-19, Trump, gender, Palestine or Soros. The progressive notion of political correctness is in itself a tyrannical call designed to suppress any form of subjectivity or imagination.

  1. According to Adorno Fascists are superstitious and think in a stereotypical manner, they believe in individual fate and think in rigid categories.

Sadly, it is actually progressives and liberals who succumb to rigid categories such as ‘white,’ ‘privileged,’ ‘conspiracy theorists,’ ‘anti-Semites,’ ‘supremacists,’ ‘racists.’ ‘deplorables’ and so on. In the world in which we live, a significant number of American voters express doubts about the last election’s integrity but their voice is institutionally ignored because they are ‘white,’ ‘conspiratorial,’ and generally ‘deplorable.’ Similarly, many Westerners express scepticism about COVID-19 vaccines, yet the so called ‘liberal’ mainstream media wouldn’t let their voices be heard let alone explored. The COVID-sceptics are presented as ‘delusional’ and ‘conspiracy theorists.’ Whether this is indeed the case or not, it is rather evident that it is progressives and liberals who actually operate within a rigid intellectual realm made of strict categories.

  1. Adorno insists that Fascists are obsessed with domination.

In 2020 it is actually the liberal and progressive internet giants from Google to Amazon that celebrate their domineering powers eliminating those whom they do not agree with, deleting their pages, fiddling with their rankings and practically eliminate their thoughts. This is what book burning means in 2020. You may also ask yourself who often exercises violence against statues, adhering to the foolish belief that defacing a statue equals ‘rewriting history.’

  1. Authoritarians can’t handle cynicism. They are hostile towards the human nature, Adorno says
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I ask myself who is chasing comedians, artists, authors, scientists who dare to mock contemporary hegemonic discourses. How many books were burned by Amazon? How many lectures and videos were removed by Google/YouTube? In the world in which we live, liberals and progressives censor elected politicians and mark their comments.

  1. Adorno believed that Fascists perceive the world as a dangerous place and they tend to attribute their own unconscious impulses to others

In the upside-down world in which we live, it is actually the so-called right wing and nationalists who constantly refuse to be tormented by global threats: whether it is global warming or pandemics. It is the ‘Left’, liberals and progressives who succumb to every possible global warning whether factual or imaginary. As we will read shortly, in the world in which we live it is not the right-wing or the nationalist who ‘projects’ his or her symptoms. It is actually right-wing Americans who are otherized and suppressed to the point that they struggle to see their vision being heard let alone discussed by mainstream media.

  1. Adorno believed that fascists and authoritarians are overly concerned with modern sexual practices.

This is the only criterion that genuinely relates to contemporary conservatives. It is fair to argue that conservatives are still succumbing to the idea that gender is a binary matter. They also adhere to family and church values. However, this doesn’t necessarily have anything to do with ‘fascism ‘or ‘authoritarianism.’ People who believe that gender is a binary matter can often argue their case and also discuss any other topic in the frankest manner.

A current examination of Adorno’s F-Scale and the Authoritarian Personality reveals that it is actually progressives and liberals who manifest the quintessential fascist tendencies. While contemporary conservative and nationalist correlation with the F Scale may not grow beyond 0.12 (1 trait out of 9) liberal and progressive correlation with Adorno’s F scale can rise up to 0.88 (8 out of 9).

Was Adorno totally wrong then? Not necessarily. Adorno’s F Scale describes the authoritarian condition that is characteristic of hegemony, domination and a particularly exceptionalist world view. In the 1930s some European right-wing nationalist ideologists evolved into radical exceptionalism. The F scale describes their attitude accurately. Nowadays, that sense of exceptionalism and chosenism is progressive territory, as progressives happen to be people who believe that others are reactionary. Progressives, as such, are people who believe themselves to be chosen.

The fight against anti-Semitism and the attempt to understand its roots was at the heart of Adorno and the Frankfurt School’s work. Bizarrely, Adorno’s F Scale is an adequate description of the Jewish condition. Each of Adorno’s F scale authoritarian traits can be traced at the core of Judaic beliefs and thought; Judaism is a rigid authoritarian adherence to Mitzvoth (conventional values). It demands the total rule of Rabbis (Authoritarian Submission). It doesn’t tolerate any form of deviation (Authoritarian Aggression). It is superstitious and lumps the ‘goyim’ in a stereotypical manner (Superstition and Stereotypy) and so on. It is therefore plausible that those ‘attitudes’ which Adorno attributed to fascists by means of projection are those which Adorno actually found in himself. Such an observation of Adorno’s project would validate the work of the great philosopher Otto Weininger, who proclaimed that that which we hate in others is that which we hate in ourselves.

 
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  1. Weininger’s assertion is one of the most crucial ideas in understanding human beings. You cannot overestimate the lengths (and depths) to which people go in order to oppose and eliminate what they sense and despise, consciously or otherwise, in themselves.

    This simple truth explains everything from self-destructive individual habits and the predictable scandals of hypocritical crusaders, all the way to the inevitable cycles of compromise, corruption and revolution that characterize mass political and social movements.

    Weininger was a perfect example, and most likely realized this. He could not escape being everything that he hated, to some extent, and so had to commit suicide — either in despair of actively pursuing his ideals, or to fully conform to them. Fascinating thinker, and tragic.

    • Replies: @Gilad Atzmon
    , @Jake
    , @Albert F.
  2. ‘9. Adorno believed that fascists and authoritarians are overly concerned with modern sexual practices.
    This is the only criterion that genuinely relates to contemporary conservatives. It is fair to argue that conservatives are still succumbing to the idea that gender is a binary matter…’

    I’ll note that even here, it’s questionable who it is who is overly concerned with modern sexual practices.

    Speaking for myself, I remember when the notion that ‘whatever two consenting adults do in the privacy of their own bedroom…’ was ipso facto acceptable became a commonplace.

    Fine: okay. Where were we?

    …and over the next forty years, I encountered various deviants of various flavors — invariably without any great concern. Indeed, there was an interval when I seemed to be becoming designated mover to North Oakland’s lesbian community; I guessed it was because I just genuinely didn’t care.

    …but then the onslaught started. Progressively more flamboyant, improbable, and intentionally threatening ideological demands. Gay Pride Parades — alright. Mind if I don’t go? But then it was transsexual bathrooms, transsexuals, Drag Queen Story Hour, the ‘Gender Free Child.’

    Who is it who is obsessed with sexual practices — so obsessed that they are inventing categories and behaviors that wouldn’t have even occurred to anyone twenty years ago? If there are parents who encourage their children to undergo chemical castration, who is it who is obsessed with sex?

    I really don’t think I’m the guy who started this. I didn’t used to worry about it. Really: I didn’t. Be queer. I don’t care.

    But this is something else entirely. It’s an insistence on finding a button to push and pushing it.

  3. As bedevilled as we are by all the cultural Marxist rubbish, I think the primary category in which to understand what happened, is that of appreciating the Jewish / Marxist / oligarch absolute hate for tradition-grounded petit bourgeois family life, as the big obstacle to Marxist and oligarch plans

    The attraction of classic fascism, continuing today with the popularity of ‘fash’ themes and Adolf himself amongst youngsters on 4chan, is that it has seemed necessary as the only cultural movement strong enough to actually defend petit bourgeois family life, against the Jewish-Marxist wrecking ball which has now been adopted by the Western oligarchy wholesale, as their weapon to impose their new ‘techno-feudalism’

    The fear often proven correct, is that under ‘liberalism’, oligarchs will start backing deviants to take over, capitalists themselves funding the cultural Marxists, Jews significantly involved in this process, and we end up in the mess that the West is in right now, rather parallel to 1932 Germany

    As cultural Marxism germinated in the 1910s and 1920s, with Jews and Marxists facing the fact that workers preferred petit bourgeois comforts to Marxist feaudalism, and would only opt for feudalistic communism if they were truly desperate –

    Lukacs, Gramsci etc developed the idea that the worker’s simple, secure family life in a modest home and safe neighbourhood that he craved, needed to be destroyed

    And the way to destroy it was by inverting classical Marxism, and developing every tool to ruin a worker’s life … the cultural Marxists to forever foster ethnic conflict and strife, abetted by induced migration; feminist careerism, porn, LGBT etc for family destruction; and promoting non-normal people as their Leninist army, their task to dominate over normies, the deviants always loyal because they know their fate under normie rule is not as exalted

    • Agree: Digital Samizdat, Reaper
    • Thanks: mark green
  4. Wyatt says:

    Reich reckoned that the attraction of ‘reactionary’ and ‘conservative’ politics and the inclination towards fascism is driven by a long history of rigid, authoritarian patriarchy which affects family, parenting, primal education and eventually, society as a whole. In an attempt to save society from fascism, Reich synthesized Marx and Freud into a ‘sexual revolution.’

    I hate the assertion that reactionary behavior is supposed to be bad. The body has an immune reaction when it detects in an infection. Soldiers react to being shot at by shooting back. It really does illustrate the self-righteousness of “progressives”, whoever the fuck that may be, when they insist that people reacting to their lives being uprooted and destroyed by these high-minded, low-intelligence moron revolutionaries are somehow bad.

    Also, anybody who insists on the use of synthesis to create understanding should be shot. Synthesis is one of the most insanely idiotic, anti-scientific, feedback loop creating dumbfuckery that it should never be considered a viable method of thinking, ever. Every moron who tries a synthesis thought experiment automatically assumes that they’re right without showing any reason as to why they’re right and that because they can create an explanation for something, that necessitates their being correct. I despise that illogical thinking to an unfathomable degree.

    • Replies: @TheTrumanShow
  5. anon[112] • Disclaimer says:

    There’s been a lot of empirical work on this general topic – not in Adorno’s terms but in terms of inter alia need for structure, low attributional complexity, low openness to experience, perceptions of threat, and susceptibility to threat-based messages.

    https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/epdf/10.1111/pops.12470

    And of course MSNBC dupes and Dem voting victims are going to score high on all of this. They can’t do shit without party supervision; they bought Russiagate; they melt down when presented with impermissible ideas. The GOP is the big tent – all you have to do is hate Democrats, then you can think anything you want. The Dem party is a much more stringent filter that functions to suppress reform initiatives. You instantly reduce Dem party apparatchiks to florid point-and-sputter by presenting ideas outside the D/R argument script.

    The Israeli state religion also works hard to intensify and weaponize all these traits among the nominal left and right. In all cases there’s an organ of state choreographing ostracism and mobbing. In the case of Dems it’s CIA; in the case of Jews it’s Mossad’s ideological apparat.

    • Thanks: Gilad Atzmon
    • Replies: @Ray Caruso
  6. Anon[380] • Disclaimer says:

    I am glad you are back posting Mr Atzmon, I always find some interesting ideas and viewpoints to ponder from your articles.

    Sadly, it is actually progressives and liberals who succumb to rigid categories such as ‘white,’ ‘privileged,’ ‘conspiracy theorists,’ ‘anti-Semites,’ ‘supremacists,’ ‘racists.’ ‘deplorables’ and so on. In the world in which we live, a significant number of American voters express doubts about the last election’s integrity but their voice is institutionally ignored because they are ‘white,’ ‘conspiratorial,’ and generally ‘deplorable.’

    I would suggest that in essence, both progressivism and conservatism ultimately diverge into a commercial state, and eventually in its terminal stage, the state itself is held up for auction by the controlling actors.

    The idea of what a nation actually consists of eventually falls prey to the dynastic controllers, who view their role as ‘changing’ or ‘altering’ the society itself, as opposed to their legitimate role in being mere caretakers or placeholder functionaries.

    A ‘nation’ is by no means inherently a commercial entity, it is a union of peoples with common cause and standards who happen to engage in commerce and trade as a byproduct of the society.

    Once the entire purpose has degenerated in a crony commercialism,
    (see current American governance under both Trump-ublicans and Democrats acting as mass Labor-Brokers / importers on behalf of trans-national commercial interests)
    you no longer have an actual nation-state, all illusions to the contrary, you have a commercial monopoly available to the highest bidder, masquerading under the guise of what was formerly a nation state.

    “Benjamin Disraeli – Christianity teaches us to love our neighbor as ourself; modern society acknowledges no neighbor.”

    Each of Adorno’s F scale authoritarian traits can be traced at the core of Judaic beliefs and thought; Judaism is a rigid authoritarian adherence to Mitzvoth (conventional values). It demands the total rule of Rabbis (Authoritarian Submission). It doesn’t tolerate any form of deviation (Authoritarian Aggression). It is superstitious and lumps the ‘goyim’ in a stereotypical manner (Superstition and Stereotypy) and so on. It is therefore plausible that those ‘attitudes’ which Adorno attributed to fascists by means of projection are those which Adorno actually found in himself.

    I have long observed that in almost all known societies excepting the British Isles, unbroken and largely unchallenged authoritarianism / totalitarianism is the almost universal norm, since it requires a altruistic upper class to obtain relief for the general society, and they have – or will be presented with – a financial interest in not doing so –

    As it is a rule of humanity that the upright and well-intentioned are comparatively passive, while the designing, dishonest, and selfish are the most untiring in their efforts, the danger of public opinion’s getting a false direction is four-fold, since few men think for themselves.” -James Fenimore Cooper

    The literary origin of Judaism is the Exodus story, in which those Hebrews within the migrating population who challenge Moses; leadership are slaughtered by Moses sub-tribe, seemingly in their sleep, thus resolving the rebellion in the manner most familiar to almost the entirety of humanity.
    This same ‘kill them all and let god sort them out’ methodology is used multiple other times when any challenge to Moses directions are brewing.

    This indoctrinates subservient adherents to greater and greater fanaticism in obedience to the original doctrine, meaning that those who are the most persuadable and fanatical will have the greatest power and following.

    The concepts that you have written about relating to Jewish populations being divided into compliant/observant and ‘Hellenized’ outcasts, due to insufficient total adherence, seem relevant here.

    Disraeli notes –
    “Judaism is not complete without Christianity and without Judaism, Christianity would not exist.”

    Its not really relevant whether the Moses story is literal or an allegory, but whether you can have a just society under those terms. The concept that allows peoples to live in peace and engage with one another in a just manner outside of tribalism really are not divisible from the Golden Rule of Christianity.

    • Thanks: mark green, TheTrumanShow
    • Replies: @Gilad Atzmon
  7. @brabantian

    “The attraction of classic fascism, continuing today with the popularity of ‘fash’ themes and Adolf himself amongst youngsters on 4chan, is that it has seemed necessary as the only cultural movement strong enough to actually defend petit bourgeois family life, against the Jewish-Marxist wrecking ball which has now been adopted by the Western oligarchy wholesale, as their weapon to impose their new ‘techno-feudalism’ The fear often proven correct, is that under ‘liberalism’, oligarchs will start backing deviants to take over, capitalists themselves funding the cultural Marxists, Jews significantly involved in this process, and we end up in the mess that the West is in right now, rather parallel to 1932 Germany”

    Interestingly, this was the reasoning of Gertrude Stein, of all people; this Jewish lesbian modernist opposed FDR and Lincoln, and “collaborated” with Petain in France, because she believed that only a secure, traditional society had a superstructure strong enough to allow for avantgarde pursuits; an example of what has been called “reactionary modernism.” Note that today we find so-called “progressives” and even the so-called “avant garde” supporting and supported by corporate globalism; actually a pseudo-opposition and pseudo-avantgarde.

    https://counter-currents.com/2020/08/notre-dame-des-fascistes-1/

    • Replies: @The Soft Parade
  8. geokat62 says:

    The economic crisis resulted instead in mass support for nationalist and fascist movements that were often deeply anti-Semitic.

    The economic crisis didn’t lead to fascism. Fascism was a reaction to Bolshevism.

    To do so, he formed a new ‘post-Marxist’ theoretical outlook to explain why the Germans of his time favoured ‘authoritarianism’ over a ‘preferable’ communist revolution.

    The word ‘authoritarianism’ was reserved for an American audience. In Europe, ‘fascism’ was the more commonly used term.

    Bearing in mind the origins of many of its members and the prime intellectual objective of the Frankfurt School, it is far from surprising that the investigation had begun with an attempt to explain the psychological roots of anti-Semitism: the assumption was that authoritarian personalities manifest some ethnocentric patterns that come to life with xenophobic inclinations and a dislike of out-groups and minorities.

    Here’s how one observer characterized the Authoritarian Personality’s goal:

    Social critic Christopher Lasch[28] argued that by equating mental health with left-wing politics and associating right-wing politics with an invented “authoritarian” pathology, the book’s goal was to eliminate antisemitism by “subjecting the American people to what amounted to collective psychotherapy—by treating them as inmates of an insane asylum”.

    https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Authoritarian_Personality

    The fight against anti-Semitism and the attempt to understand its roots was at the heart of Adorno and the Frankfurt School’s work.

    Understand it roots? They already had their conclusion well before they set out to write the book. Given that the book was just one instalment in the AJC’s Studies in Prejudice Series, it was more for propagandistic purposes than enlightenment.

    Bizarrely, Adorno’s F Scale is an adequate description of the Jewish condition.

    Bizarrely? The Jewish condition was the blueprint for the book.

    • Agree: mark green
    • Replies: @Awash
  9. Charles says:
    @Colin Wright

    I was thinking recently that older generation homos, from John Waters’ time for example, more-or-less respected normal people and normal institutions. But the more I consider it, the more I think they wanted to do and be just like the ones now, except that the strictures of normal society prevented it. BTW, in my lifetime (b. 1969) child rape will, in stages, be legalized. It won’t be CALLED “child rape”, but that will be what it is. That is the inevitable trajectory of the alphabet-soup agenda.

    • Replies: @JimDandy
  10. A sexual revolution will not rid people of authoritarian tendencies. It could do the opposite, when Nazis complained of sexual promiscuity as one of the factors that they said was destroying Germany, and actually was used as a tool and an excuse for the implementaion of fascism. I would not be surprised if they are calling for a sexual revolution for the acceptance of fascism. We know that they want an authoritarian state because there are no legitimate excuses for their actions, or their rhetoric. If it will increase in authoritarian tendencies as the trend has been for my entire life, it will also fail, because this country is in a complete shambles in every possible way. They want authoritarianism because they do not want to have to answer to We the People for the egregious crimes against humanity and corruption that they have committed against us.

    Andrea Iravani

  11. Biff says:

    In the upside-down world in which we live, it is actually the so-called right wing and nationalists who constantly refuse to be tormented by global threats: whether it is global warming or pandemics. It is the ‘Left’, liberals and progressives who succumb to every possible global warning whether factual or imaginary. As we will read shortly, in the world in which we live it is not the right-wing or the nationalist who ‘projects’ his or her symptoms. It is actually right-wing Americans who are otherized and suppressed to the point that they struggle to see their vision being heard let alone discussed by mainstream media.

    While the article is spot on, I do remember a time shortly after 911 when the right wingers were deathly afraid of the Saddam monster under their bed.

    But it was pure liberalism that led the charge removing Saddam from power.

    • Replies: @Colin Wright
  12. Nancy says:

    Thank you, Gilad, for joining Matt Taibi, Glen Greenwald.. and, of course, James Lindsay, et al, in adding major clarity to the the current smoke-and-mirrors, black-is-white, topsy turvy, treacherous landscape that is what we, especially the youngsters, are trying to live in.

    • Agree: Muggles
  13. Ghali says:

    While he never acknowledged it publicly, Adorno was a Fascist sympathiser. In fact, most of the Frankfurter School members were. In reality, Jews have a tendency to be Fascist, the intolerance towards other religions and peoples are enough.
    Take for example Israel, in Israel Fascism is the most popular ideology among young Jews. The reason Netanyahu is still around is because Netanyahu is the quintessential Nazi-like Jew today. The Jewish “settlers” (colonisers) are the best example of Adolf Hitler’s Sturmabteilung SA (Brownshirt). For the Israeli regime, the “settlers” are like the SA and the Schutzstaffel SS for the Third Reich. They with the IDF police the entire of Palestine.

    • Replies: @nosquat loquat
  14. Gilad does set up a strong argument for the view that progressivism & it’s supporters have considerable similarities & with fascism & the fascistic personality type.
    This is arguable on even more general grounds. Being progressive doesn’t mean one lacks a “will to power”. Power is addictive — the more you get, the more you want (& the more power you deserve — power is a self fulfilling prophecy).
    Progressives “know” they are winning — they know they deserve to win: the further this goes the more impatient they will become with any contradiction etc.
    The fact that they largely live in a bubble of delusion & are merely useful idiots for real powers is probably neither here nor there…..

    • Thanks: Reaper
  15. @Sollipsist

    Correct and this is why Jews are so tormented by their self haters. These are a window into the secret, not as whistleblowers but as a thing in itself …

    • Thanks: Sollipsist
  16. @Colin Wright

    Because gender and sexual identification have morphed into ‘identitarian politics’ , sexuality stopped being an intimate matter. It isn’t about what people are ‘doing in bed’ but instead. your ability to handle the fact that they do what they do.

    • Replies: @Colin Wright
  17. @brabantian

    It is the other way around, I believe. They hate everything they can’t assimilate into or even dominate. Marxism and Cultural Marxism were mere tools amongst others cultural means in the destruction of the cultures and societies that have rejected them. In my next piece I plan to delve into the eternal clash between the Left and the working class.. I agree, it never really worked ,…

  18. @Anon

    Thanks for that… maybe Disraeli told us everything we need to know: ““Judaism is not complete without Christianity and without Judaism, Christianity would not exist.” By the time we understand or even allowed to explore the true meaning of this dialectics, we may depart onto our march towards emancipation…

  19. So if I simply cop to a Belief in individual fate–and leave the Superstition, Stereotypy and thinking in rigid categories out of the plea–will this and good behavior get me out of segregation and into general population in three or four years maybe?

    I mean, the tribunal won’t put me in there with gaytroll, right?

    Or maybe if I don’t swallow the “You Are What You Hate” pill, it won’t hurt to say that because I DO believe in fate, for this reason the “Jews” are not what I hate, but those who obsessed with preaching how the “Jews” are NOT our fate, when they are.

    Get over it. The poor schmucks think they’ve made a covenant with death, as opposed to fate i.e.: the Lord of Hosts who says they will pay the price for their convictions. Meanwhile, fate rolls on, the “Jews” in anticipation of impact keep getting crazier, while writers like Gilad Atzmon who with an excellent mind nevertheless keep harping on the impossiblity of the “Jews” really being “chosen” because it doesn’t fit his keyhole view of success.

    Okay, granted, none of us chose them and that includes you Gilad. Happy now?

    _________________
    To judge between good or bad, between successful and unsuccessful would take the eye of a God. -Anton Chekhov.

  20. @Peter D. Bredon

    Gertrude knowingly hated male homosexuals, so you might say she WAS because of what she hated, yet was NOT what she hated. Elle était malheureuse avec la connaissance…

    “You know nothing about any of this, really, Hemingway,” she said. “You’ve met known criminals and sick people and vicious people. The main thing is that the act male homosexuals commit is ugly and repugnant and afterwards they are disgusted with themselves. They drink and take drugs, to palliate this, but they are disgusted with the act and they are always changing partners and cannot be really happy.”

    -A Moveable Feast.

    • Replies: @Majority of One
  21. @Colin Wright

    I grew up with approval of the idea that what was not OK was doing it in public and frightening the horses. That still seems like a civilised attitude. BTW it broght to mind a (probably) mid 19th century saying about – as I remembered it – a gentleman’s religion being something a gentleman keeps to himself. But I couldn’t find it. Help, anyone?

    • Replies: @p4nc4k3s Pl34s3
  22. @Colin Wright

    I think you got it basically right. When I was a little boy in the 1960s, homosexuals were in the closet. They were rarely discussed. My friends and I suspected that one or two boys at my school were homosexual but nobody beat up on them. Things started to change in the early 1970s when I was about 16 or 17. That was when the word “gay” started to be used. That was also the time when the American Psychiatric Association declassified homosexuality as a mental disease for apparently no reason at all. Soon after that they started the “gay pride” parades. Now it is just totally nuts. However, I live in Hungary now and people here are like people were in the US in the 1960s. Unfortunately they do hold Gay Pride parades in Budapest but Marriage is defined as between a man and a woman. This has caused the EU to threaten Hungary.

  23. Greg Bacon says: • Website

    Americans are witnessing history, one that has been repeated at least 100 times in the past.

    We’re seeing what it looks like when our nation is gutted from the inside, thanks to beyond corrupt DC traitors who are too busy taking care of Wall Street & Israel & don’t give a rats ass about We the People.
    Aided by a predatory, thieving bunch of Wall Street gangsters who, no matter how much they steal, it’s never enough.

    Also aided by lazy, apathetic, ignorant Americans who were too buy watching endless sports games or free online porn or some stupid Reality TV show to pay attention to what was taking place.

    Now we’re going to pay a terrible price for our stupidity.

    Permanent Adolescence: The Epidemic That Will Destroy America

    If one is able to observe American society in an objective manner (granted no easy task) it becomes clear that the country is suffering from an epidemic of arrested emotional development (AED). This particular illness is characterized by some combination of: addiction, greed, immaturity, fear, blame, shame, resentments, anger, confusion and suffering.

    https://russia-insider.com/en/politics/permanent-adolescence-epidemic-will-destroy-america/ri20771

  24. I was looking for this knowledge. Many thanks

    “In his 1933 work The Mass Psychology of Fascism, Wilhelm Reich attempted to explain the striking victory of ‘reactionary’ fascism over ‘progressive’ communism. Reich was desperate to rescue the relevance of revolutionary Marxism. To do so, he formed a new ‘post-Marxist’ theoretical outlook to explain why the Germans of his time favoured ‘authoritarianism’ over a ‘preferable’ communist revolution.

    Reich reckoned that the attraction of ‘reactionary’ and ‘conservative’ politics and the inclination towards fascism is driven by a long history of rigid, authoritarian patriarchy which affects family, parenting, primal education and eventually, society as a whole. In an attempt to save society from fascism, Reich synthesized Marx and Freud into a ‘sexual revolution.’

  25. gotmituns says:

    The “Frankfurt School” was just another example of a bunch of jews sitting around for years, not doing one honest days work among all of them.

    • Agree: Sin City Milla
  26. It’s interesting that populism is now equated with a frightening thing called fascism, at least in the media. We are told that any uprising by the people must lead to totalitarianism, racism, and other indelicate behaviors by “deplorables.” I wonder how many Americans recognize this as the same tired argument the Federalists once employed to disenfranchise “the rabble” they had tricked into fighting for independence on their behalf.

    Today’s party line is that 20th century European fascism had been a psychological aberration. But it was a successful economic and social program which enjoyed huge popular support, not a mental problem. Through centuries of conflict and compromise Europeans had worked out ways of dealing with one another that found their renewal in the revival of 19th century authoritarian socialist nationalism. No weight is today given to the inconvenient reality that this was the reaction of almost every European nation forced to adopt the American capitalist model of extractive pseudo-democracy after the Great War. Even traditionally republican France voted in an authoritarian regime.

    The fascist critique of liberal democracy is hard to refute. They showed there can be no liberty in a culture whose fundamental economic premise is the exploitation of one class by another. Fascist theory argued correctly that the absence of sufficient state controls in a democracy enables the wealthy class to manipulate the economy, the press and elected representatives for its own gain. A widening gulf between poverty and affluence develops, gradually dragging the working class to ruin, because the state lacks the power to control these evils. In the American case, the state operates with a mandate from eighteenth century aristocrats that prioritizes property rights over human rights in every instance.

    A fundamental, egalitarian principle of fascism was that the egotistical individualism of the liberal era must be replaced with a sense of community and collective responsibility. By returning the needs of the national community to priority over the selfish whims of the individual, fascism gave to citizens who might otherwise feel lost in complex modern society the sense of common purpose and connection to others that are so vital to emotional well being. America’s staggering rates of alcoholism, drug addiction, violence, crime, and mental illness reveal the dark side of a profoundly anti-human system.

    Many of us, even those who wet their pants like nicely trained puppies at the mere mention of Marxism, are coming to realize how dangerous our ruling class truly is. Its sole goal is what capitalism’s goal has always been, to extract maximum “surplus” profit by overcharging for goods and services and underpaying those who work to provide them. But of late, into their money-garden has slithered again, from both the left and the right, the dread serpent of populism, in the unlikely guise of Bernie Sanders and Donald Trump. Neither is a true threat to the new world order, but both have opened the door for successors who might very well be the agents of very long overdue reform.

    • Agree: Digital Samizdat, Nancy
    • Replies: @Majority of One
  27. GeeBee says:

    It is fair to argue that conservatives are still succumbing to the idea that gender is a binary matter. They also adhere to family and church values. However, this doesn’t necessarily have anything to do with ‘fascism ‘or ‘authoritarianism.’ People who believe that gender is a binary matter can often argue their case and also discuss any other topic in the frankest manner.

    It’s your use of the word ‘succumbing’ that worries me. ‘Clinging’ would be better, portraying as it does a desperate attempt to maintain sanity in the face of universal degeneracy. ‘Succumbing’ connotes falling into error. You also hint at your distaste for biological norms when you write: ‘people who believe that gender is a binary matter’, the impression given is that you are not one of them.

    It is only in today’s clown world that we find people who have been bludgeoned and brainwashed into the belief that sex (I make no apologies for continuing to regard the word ‘gender’ as applying to nouns in the languages that distinguish masculine and feminine) is not ‘binary’. In former times, and throughout the world, no such idiocy prevailed. I am an atheist. I understand that we are an evolved anthropoid, and thus a part of the animal kingdom, not separate from it. If you can name me any mammal whose sexes are ‘non-binary’ I should be most grateful. The roles of the sexes throughout the animal kingdom are very much distinct. For us to entertain the modish conceit that we are somehow outside the natural order, especially in this particular way is, to me, deeply problematic.

    • Replies: @Peripatetic Itch
  28. Nisbe says:
    @Colin Wright

    “Progressively more flamboyant, improbable, and intentionally threatening ideological demands. Gay Pride Parades — alright. Mind if I don’t go? But then it was transsexual bathrooms, transsexuals, Drag Queen Story Hour, the ‘Gender Free Child.’”

    If you want to learn how the LGBT crap was psyoped into mainstream acceptance by the MSM and academia in the 90’s, read the posts of this anon on this thread:

    https://archive.4plebs.org/pol/thread/255965806/#255972216

    He posted some pics of a book written in 1989 called “After the Ball: How America Will Conquer its Fear and Hatred of Gays in the 90’s”. You’re going to recognize the tactics the book told gays and their advocates to use, because they used that shit everywhere, and it worked.

    Here is the Wikipedia intro about the book:

    After the Ball: How America Will Conquer its Fear and Hatred of Gays in the 90s is a 1989 book about LGBT rights in the United States by the neuropsychologist Marshall Kirk and Hunter Madsen. The book has been described as advocating the use of propaganda to advance the cause of gay rights, and has been criticized by social conservatives as an expression of the “homosexual agenda”.

    Neuropsychology based propaganda to force Normies into accepting the LGBT crap was how it happened.

    • Replies: @Reaper
  29. “It is fair to argue that conservatives are still succumbing to the idea that gender is a binary matter.”

    Gender still is binary. Nature hasn’t produced a he-she; it may be created by a greedy yet skilled doctor on the Upper East side for profit and to the satisfaction of imbecile parents who are at best emotionally compromised.

    “They also adhere to family and church values.”

    And what’s so wrong with that? Most of the Jews believe in family and synagogue values…

  30. Nisbe says:

    Seems to me like a bad case of projection on the part of the marxists Mr. Atzmon.

    I really like your music BTW, you got some sick stuff, really nice.

    But back to the issue of fascism, I find this quote extremely insightful:

    “Over representation in the economic elite of a visible ethnic minority of the degree found in Poland and Hungary was certain to cause trouble regardless of the identity of the group: if Belgians, Bulgarians, or Bolivians had constituted 62 per cent of the highest income-earners of Hungary, rather than Jews, that would certainly engendered resentment against them … To us [Jews], European antisemitism appears to be a weapon of the strong against the weak, a kind of ideological sadism. To European right-wing nationalists of the post-1870 period, however, antisemitism appeared to be a weapon of the weak against the strong, an attempt (as they saw it) by a downtrodden nation to regain control over its resources from a separate, distinctive minority which appeared to dominate the economy — an aim not unlike that of anti-colonial movements in the Third World vis-a-vis the Europeans and foreign entrepreneurial minorities (like the Chinese throughout South-East Asia). The Zionist movement understood this perfectly well, however disturbing such a perspective may seem to us viewed with post-Holocaust eyes.

    Moreover, research is most likely to demonstrate a very considerable actual Jewish over-representation in many other social and political areas which figured largely in the litany of continental antisemitism of the post-1870 period, especially Jewish participation in the radical left, the liberal professions, in journalism, and in the media.”

    — W. D. Rubinstein, Jewish Journal of Sociology, Vol. 42, nos. 1 and 2, 2000, p. 18-19

    Rock on (or jazz on!) Mr. Atzmon!

    PS: it would be really interesting if you got together (online) with E Michael Jones for a conversation about your views on Judaism and Christianity.

    • Agree: mark green
    • Replies: @for-the-record
  31. Wilhelm Reich was not part of the Frankfurt School!

    While Reich’s work might have influenced aspects of the Frankfurt School outlook, the fact of the matter is that the Reich came to be hated and feared by such sectors of societal subversion who are fundamentally ‘anti-science’ and have worked to destroy Reich’s work, essentially working to have reactionary forces do the dirty work against Reich here in the United States.

    This thus is part of the tragedy that needs to be understood, for if we label, incorrectly, that Reich was part of the Frankfurt School, or its foundation, then we have slandered his work, to which it is interesting to note that the more healthy individuals he came to find were amongst simple more conservative people of the rural world, as it was amongst such people in Maine that he found the perceptual and intellectual openness to actual come to understand his more advanced work regarding the functional unity of natural living processes of a living universe.

    I think that making this distinction about Reich is important, that he should not be lumped in with the Frankfurt School, that we might come to better understand the authoritarian destruction pushed by the left. As such I think that this article concerning Adorno and the Congress For Cultural Freedom, an article that had been part of a LaRouche publication named “The Sexual Congress for Cultural Fascism” for basically that is what the Frankfurt School wrought as it became used as a tool of the British and european synarchist herding projects for the financial oligarchy.

    https://larouchepub.com/eiw/public/2004/eirv31n25-20040625/eirv31n25-20040625_021-the_congress_for_cultural_freedo.pdf

    • Replies: @Jake
  32. In 1992 this essay was published called “The Frankfurt School and the ‘Cult of Political Correctness’” by the Schiller Institute which I believe is essential reading on the subject.

    https://archive.schillerinstitute.com/fid_91-96/921_frankfurt.html

    Here is a sample paragraph that addresses the assault by a cult of ugliness and despair (Frankfurt School)-

    The cultural shift away from the Renaissance ideas that built the modern world, was due to a kind of freemasonry of ugliness. In the beginning, it was a formal political conspiracy to popularize theories that were specifically designed to weaken the soul of Judeo-Christian civilization in such a way as to make people believe that creativity was not possible, that adherence to universal truth was evidence of authoritarianism, and that reason itself was suspect. This conspiracy was decisive in planning and developing, as means of social manipulation, the vast new sister industries of radio, television, film, recorded music, advertising, and public opinion polling. The pervasive psychological hold of the media was purposely fostered to create the passivity and pessimism which afflict our populations today. So successful was this conspiracy, that it has become embedded in our culture; it no longer needs to be a “conspiracy,” for it has taken on a life of its own. Its successes are not debatable—you need only turn on the radio or television. Even the nomination of a Supreme Court Justice is deformed into an erotic soap opera, with the audience rooting from the sidelines for their favorite character.

    • Thanks: Emslander
    • Replies: @Rocha
  33. Jake says:
    @Sollipsist

    True.

    And that should take you to the Sermon on the Mount. Remember, Jesus makes it 100% clear that his preaching while on earth was to and for the Jews – it would be only after His death and Resurrection that His teachings would be shown to be for all peoples. That means that every pointed and sharp, and damning, statement he makes is to and about Jews. The spiritual meanings are for all of humanity, but the actual condemnations and parables of warning are to and about Jews, thoroughly and indispensably. Any time you take, for example, a parable, and you do not focus its meaning 100% on Jews as requiring this special teaching, you have missed the meaning. You cannot apply it correctly to you and your people, if you do not first grasp and then center the meaning as a direct warning to Jews who are especially guilty.

    Hence, Jesus warning about having giant beams protruding from your eye while demanding to pick motes from the eyes of others. That defines Jewish attitudes and behavior better than any other teaching in the New Testament. All individuals can be so guilty, but the Jewish Race is particularly guilty. That hypocrisy is peculiarly central to Jewishness.

    Gilad Aztmon knows that, and he knows the terrors that will accrue from such hypocrisy even when it begins with an earnest desire to ‘repair the world.’

    • Replies: @Dave Bowman
  34. Reaper says:
    @Nisbe

    Instead of Wikipedia, this is better in this case:
    https://conservapedia.com/After_the_Ball

    By the way:
    I do miss a normal plain text file from After the Ball.
    Would be better than the picture based scanned format in my psy-ops literature.
    Do you have one?

    The fundation it`s based on from 1987:
    The Overhauling of Straight America (links to dl):
    http://library.gayhomeland.org/0018/EN/EN_Overhauling_Straight.htm
    https://www.docdroid.net/CDz8gks/the-overhauling-of-straight-america-by-marshall-kirk-and-hunter-madsen-pdf

    And this is also a rare piece which summarize the goals/ intents and tactics of the enemy:
    https://www.massresistance.org/docs/gen/09b/Redeeming_rainbow/chapters/Chapter-13.pdf

    • Thanks: Nisbe
    • Replies: @Nisbe
    , @Anonymous
  35. Emslander says:

    This is a lot of over-projecting. I, personally, am drawn to authoritarianism because it is much easier to live and work in an ordered society. You want your home to be secure from crime and over-taxation. You want normal behavior from most of those around you. You want the traditional family structure to be honored and preserved. You want your descendants to be able to count on the gains that ought to accrue from decent behavior and hard work. You want access to collective religious practice and inspiration.

    All those values and many more are threatened by the unrestrained infiltration of foreign culture, bizarre political theory and moral deviationism.

    • Replies: @Dave Bowman
  36. jsigur says:

    Let’s not make it overly complicated- Jewish Catechism
    “Fascism is not an accidental phenomenon. It arises in places where we underestimate the local people’s efforts to be the owners of their own land. Fascism develops secretly in all nations. Luckily for us, different nations arrive to it at different times and under different names.”

    Jews are always trying to offer alternative explanations that more less leave Jews out for being the source of the problem. Another quote from the “Catechism”

    “There must be either order we impose, or complete disorganization. Chaos must reign in any place where goyim wish to manage without us! Act so that disorder continues until the exhausted goyim, having become desperate, ask us to take power into our own hands and give them a quiet life.”

    The Jewish Catechism was written in 1958 in Russia and passed out among the chosen on the streets of Moscow during the continued need to assure Russians don’t successfully rule themselves. It’s a short read

    https://web.archive.org/web/20180815155710/http://antimatrix.org/Convert/Books/Platonov/Zagadka_Sionskih_Protocolov/Catechism_of_a_Soviet_Jew_En.htm#The_goyim_must_work_under_our_leadership_and_be_beneficial_to_us

    • Agree: Nisbe
  37. Mefobills says:

    I prefer below definition of fascism. If Adorno defines something, it is automatically suspect.

    http://immigration-globalization.blogspot.com/2011/09/what-is-fascism.html

    excerpt:
    ______________

    Political radicals often shout, “Fascist!”, “Fascist!” at anyone who doesn’t agree with their views. The term is especially popular among college students. But do such people actually know what Fascism is? Have they studied it?

    Unfortunately, Fascism has an undeserved bad reputation. Regardless of this reputation, Fascism is a very sensible economic and social ideology. There are a few different “flavors” of Fascism, but basically they all come down to the following.

    First and foremost, Fascism is an economic system in which a nation’s government plays a central role in monitoring all banking, trade, production, and labor activity which takes place within the nation. Such monitoring is done for the sole purpose of safeguarding & advancing the nation and its people. Under Fascism, the government will not approve of any business activity unless that business has a positive impact on the nation as a whole and the people of the nation – this is the axiom which determines everything within the economic aspect of Fascism.

    In other words, the government asks, “Is XYZ Enterprises good for our nation and our people?” If yes, it’s approved. If no, it’s not approved. When they ask, “Is it good?”, they mean, “Is XYZ Enterprises good for the workers, do they pay a fair wage, do they produce a product or provide a service which advances our nation & our people technologically, morally, spiritually, health-wise, etc???” For example, a pornography company would not be allowed because pornography corrupts people generally and exploits & degrades women particularly. Also, “free” trade agreements (such as what the U.S. has with China) would never be allowed because such trade agreements result in companies sending jobs overseas (where labor is dirt cheap). Such an activity, of course, would undermine a nation’s labor class. This is entirely unacceptable and thus not allowed under a Fascist economic model.

    Fascism is based on free enterprise – but with constraints (the primary constraint being, “Is the particular economic activity in question good for our nation/people?”). Also, a businessman can become wealthy in a Fascist country, and the government has no objection to this (this is in stark contrast to Communism). Fascism also encourages private ownership of property (again, in stark contrast to Communism where private property is not allowed).

    In a nutshell, Fascism basically tells entrepreneurs, “Go ahead and start a business, earn a lot of money, be successful, but don’t produce any products or services which damage our nation and our nation’s people… and make sure you treat your workers fair and pay them a living wage. If you don’t follow these rules, we’ll shut you down.”

    With regard to banking, usury is not allowed under Fascism. The government tightly controls all aspects of monetary policy, including terms of lending. The government issues/prints money and lends it interest free, as needed, to grow the economy and ultimately serve the citizens.

  38. JimDandy says:
    @Charles

    Activist prophets for the cause have included Sartre and de Beauvoir, and Allen Ginsberg.

  39. saggy says:

    This article is preposterous from the title onward, just pure gibberish. Atzmon begins …. ‘The Fascist Scale Revisited’ …. with the assumption that ‘fascist’ characteristics are ipso facto bad, but that now these characteristics are manifested by ‘liberals, progressives, and the so-called Left’. So, we know from the start a major helping of Jewish word salad is being served.

    The primary characteristic of fascism/Nazism is hatred of Jews. Atzmon, Freud, Marx, Adorno, pretend to believe that this hatred is due to the Nazis’ personality defects, as the Jews are God’s chosen. Let’s see the real reason the Nazis hated the Jews, as explained by Rabbi Yosef ben Porat:


    For a history of cultural marxism in the US see


    • Thanks: Peripatetic Itch
    • Replies: @Rufus Clyde
    , @Dave Bowman
  40. @Mefobills

    Thanks for posting that long excerpt.

    One can’t help but notice that the description of fascism (paragraphs 3 thru 7 of the excerpt) reveals why the word itself had to be made synonymous with evil (which is the point of paragraphs 1 and 2 of the excerpt).

  41. Agent76 says:

    Aug 30, 2011 CORPORATE FASCISM: The Destruction of America’s Middle Class

    A new kind of fascism has taken over America: the merger of corporations and government whereby corporate power dominates. With the emergence of ever-larger multinational corporations — due to consolidation facilitated by the Federal Reserve’s endless FIAT money — the corporatocracy has been in a position to literally purchase the U.S. Congress.

    October 17, 2018 American Friendly Fascism Not So Friendly Anymore

    “It is the leaders of the country who determine policy, and it is always a simple matter to drag the people along, whether it is a democracy, or a fascist dictatorship, or a parliament, or a communist dictatorship…Voice or no voice the people can always be brought to the bidding of the leaders. That is easy.

    https://www.globalresearch.ca/american-friendly-fascism-not-so-friendly-anymore/5657213

    • Replies: @Mefobills
  42. @Biff

    ‘While the article is spot on, I do remember a time shortly after 911 when the right wingers were deathly afraid of the Saddam monster under their bed.

    But it was pure liberalism that led the charge removing Saddam from power.’

    Really?

    I think it was all just bumph dreamed up to cover the basic fact; we ‘removed Saddam from power’ as a pretext to destroy Iraq as a state, and we destroyed Iraq as a state because Israel told us to.

  43. IMO one of the most important books to understand the Jewish hatred of Hitler and NSDAP is Susannah Heschel’s Aryan Jesus: Christian Theologians and the Bible in Nazi Germany.
    ;https://www.amazon.com/Aryan-Jesus-Christian-Theologians-Germany/dp/0691148058

    It is one of the very few sources for information about Walter Grundmann and the movement by Christian theologians to excise the Hebrew or Jewish element from Christianity as expressed by German Christians.

    In other words, a Jew and zionist took control of the attempt of Christians to separate themselves from dominance by Jews.

    Thereby, Heschel signals what Jews most desperately feared was the “German” or “Nazi” threat to Jews– she feared that Christians would take and maintain control of their own identity and access to god.

    Thomas Jefferson was earlier and equally critical of the Jewish scriptures and notion of god; he literally excised Jewishness from the New Testament and produced the so-called Jefferson Bible – The Life and Morals of Jesus. He considered Jesus the ultimate moral exemplar and wrote to Dr. Benjamin Rush in 1803:

    “To the corruptions of Christianity I am indeed opposed, but not to the genuine precepts of Jesus himself. I am a Christian, in the only sense in which he wished anyone to be: sincerely attached to his doctrines in preference to all others, ascribing to himself every human excellence, and believing he never claimed any other. ”

    In his Syllabus, Jefferson wrote of Jews:

    “1. Their system was Deism; that is, the belief in one only God. But their ideas of him and of his attributes were degrading and injurious.
    2. Their Ethics were not only imperfect, but often irreconcilable with the sound dictates of reason and morality, as they respect intercourse with those around us; and repulsive and anti-social, as respecting other nations. They needed reformation, therefore, in an eminent degree.” https://www.angelfire.com/co/JeffersonBible/jeffbsyl.html

    It is not happenstance that Jews used proxy warrior Blacks to target “Nazis” in Charlottesville, Thomas Jefferson’s home.

  44. nickels says:

    Useful and humorous analysis and result.
    Of course, since its based on jewish science, garbage in, garbage out.

  45. @Nisbe

    But back to the issue of fascism, I find this quote extremely insightful . . .

    I did, too. The title of the article is “Jews in the Economic Elites of Western Nations and Antisemitism” and it can be downloaded from the following site:

    https://archive.jpr.org.uk/download?id=2276

    • Thanks: Nisbe
  46. Albert F. says:
    @Sollipsist

    Imported credit via military cliques will always rub the defence of ideas (politics) the wrong way.

  47. @anon

    You don’t have to hate Democrats to be a Republican; you just have to not be a Democrat. As long as you vote for Republicans in the general elections and, if you are a legislator, in a legislative body, you are A-okay! It doesn’t matter if you’re a sodomite or a black supremacist. Republicans can be friends with Demoncraps, and in fact that’s considered a virtuous thing among them. These bipartisan friendships don’t happen more often only because Demoncraps are not willing to pal around with Republicans. What all that amounts to is that the Republican Party is a hollow entity, one that lacks principles and any reason to exist other than perpetuating itself. That’s why its viability is rapidly declining toward non-existence.

    • Agree: Nisbe
    • Replies: @Nisbe
  48. @Mefobills

    Modern China is a fascist state. That’s why it’s cleaning the clock of the US and other states that have become the kind of laissez-faire economic jungle that is the ideal breeding ground for Jewish supremacy.

  49. Jake says:
    @Abdul Alhazred

    Wilhelm Reich was a damned freak regardless of official Frankfurt School status.

  50. @Gilad Atzmon

    ‘Because gender and sexual identification have morphed into ‘identitarian politics’ , sexuality stopped being an intimate matter. It isn’t about what people are ‘doing in bed’ but instead. your ability to handle the fact that they do what they do.’

    I’d put it more as a matter of their needing our approval. There’s a distinction between toleration and celebration; we tolerate prostitution, we don’t celebrate it. As a matter of fact, attempts to do anything else consistently end in fiasco.

    Ditto, at least in my case, for homosexuality. Fine; we’ll tolerate it. It’d be inhuman and impractical to do anything else.

    But that’s not enough. Apparently, homosexuals — or at least some homosexuals — feel unsure enough about the morality of their conduct that they insist we endorse it: celebrations, encouraging children to join in, official sanction for an ever-expanding list of theoretically possible deviant behaviors…

    [MORE]

    It’s irritating. To take a counter-example, I might hunt (I don’t actually, but I fully intend to take it up). You might think that’s evil. Okay, fine, you think it’s evil.

    …but I’m not asking that you let me come to your pre-school and demonstrate how to field-dress the deer I just killed. I merely require your toleration.

    That — and only that — is all that I feel morally required to extend to homosexuals. But they obviously feel a need for more, and I would argue it’s because they themselves are unsure of the rightness of what they are doing. I’ve satisfied myself that at the end of the day, it’s okay if I kill Bambi — so I don’t need you to agree. If I myself was unsure about it — but still felt compelled to do it — then it might be different. Then I might demand that the local school offer mandatory hunter safety classes or something. Give it all an official seal of approval.

    Here’s another example. When I was about ten and my little brother was about eight, we were over in Golden Gate Park on a wet and cold winter day. My brother decided it was a good idea to slide down a muddy hillside. Well, I looked at his condition afterwards and decided I didn’t care to join him in it. I mean, even for a boy, being wet and covered in mud on a cold day some distance from home does not appeal.

    He literally got hysterical; I had to slide down the muddy hillside as well. Nothing else would do.

    Now, fairly obviously, the reason I had to do it was precisely because it had turned out to be such an obviously bad idea. Had it turned out just great, I imagine he would have invited me, and had I not joined in, shrugged and done it again.

    Ditto, I suspect, for homosexuals. If they were truly happy about their choice, they wouldn’t feel this compulsion to exact from us formal approval of it. Indeed, I’d guess that homosexuals who actually are happy in their lives don’t feel it necessary to dress up in peacock feathers and prance around half-naked in public.

    Why would they?

    • Agree: Nisbe, Vojkan, Skeptikal
    • Replies: @Getaclue
  51. GeeBee says:
    @Mefobills

    Many thanks for this post. It demonstrates (to those of us who did not already understand) just why the remarkable social, economic and political philosophy of fascism has had to be misrepresented to the ‘proles’ (Orwell chose this word well). Because it constitutes an existential threat to the venal, corrupt, exploitative cabal that benefits from Finance Capitalism, it has to be branded as the exact antithesis of what it really is. Moreover, whenever it has emerged as a harmonious balm to societies driven to despair by exploitation, it has been brutally done away with. I have made this point many times, but it is one that cannot be overstated: it is the sole reason that the ‘Allies’ resolved so ruthlessly to extirpate National Socialist Germany. Any country that puts the benefit and happiness of the people as a whole above the greed of this cabal must go. We’ve seen it again and again: Zio-America has exterminated any such threat to its hegemony that has arisen since 1913.

    This is also why that same oligarchical cabal has been careful to gain control of advertising and media, in order – all too successfully – to brainwash the people into a frenzy of Pavlovian yelping whenever the word fascism penetrates into their dim consciousness. That these people have, just like Orwell’s proles, been taught to hate their only route to salvation is more than merely depressing: it is positively sickening. That they meekly accept their role of being complicit in this hideous sham of commercialism and exploitation is as revolting as it is all too understandable.

    • Agree: John Fisher
    • Replies: @Mefobills
    , @John Fisher
  52. Art says:

    The contradictions in the Jew mind are staggering. An example is the statement that the “IDF is the most moral army in the world.” Most Jews actually believe that – when it is truly an obvious boldfaced lie. Clearly the IDF grossly abuses the Palestinians.

    Over and over we see rabbis claiming moral superiority, while Israel is at the center of hate in the Middle East. America has been told to hate Arabs for seventy years. How can those who are morally superior be such previvors of hate? Israel has no friendly neighbors. It needs to be surrounded by fences. It is NOT moral.

    Can a well healthy mind cope with these contradictions? Or is the Jew mind in constant state of tilt and anxiety? Does it live in a constant state of unease – fearing its lies will be known? Is the Jew mind truly schizophrenic? Is the Jew culture sick? Who in all honesty can deny it? Is it not obvious?

  53. @GeeBee

    If you can name me any mammal whose sexes are ‘non-binary’ I should be most grateful.

    I agree, with one qualification. We have polluted our environment with endocrine disrupting chemicals like Bisphenol A and birth-control pills. This seems to have produced episodes of intersex fish appearing in some lakes.

    Experimentally, the exposure to BPA during a critical developmental period can cause structural impairments in testes and affect sexual differentiation of the anteroventral periventricular nucleus region of the hypothalamus in the male brain. Exposure to bisphenols also disrupts the activity of several hormones, including sex hormones.
    https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/31292004/
    https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6982222/

    So have we fouled our nest so much that some people’s brains develop in a different direction from their sex organs?

    • Thanks: Reaper
    • Replies: @Mefobills
    , @GeeBee
  54. Anatoliy Golitsyn wrote in ‘The Perestroika Deception’ and ‘New Lies for Old’ the accurate definition between liberal Communism and Conservative Fascism. Everything he wrote basically came true as we see today. It was all well planned over 100 maybe a thousand years ago and tuned to perfection in the Frankfurt School. Yesterday’s conservative fascist is today’s liberal communist as we see in conservative groups like Charlie Kirks zionist ‘Turning Point USA’. The jews, they really do hate us with their social experiments and engineering. Paying off their loyal Gentile subjects through jew lobbies, bribes and blackmail. …and they wonder why so much contempt and hate towards them?

  55. @saggy

    What is “cultural Marxism”?

  56. the great philosopher Otto Weininger, who proclaimed that that which we hate in others is that which we hate in ourselves

    He was on to something, that Weininger chappie… hence my hatred for beauty, genius and sporting prowess.

    HAIL KEK.

    • LOL: gay troll
  57. Luigi says: • Website

    Oddly and very ironic, the ‘authoritarian personality’ traits describe the Jewish mindset much more easily than Christians’.
    Their focus on Conventionalism, Authoritarian Submission, Authoritarian Aggression, Anti-Intraception, Superstition and Stereotypy, Power and Toughness, Destructiveness and Cynicism, Projectivity, and obsession with Sex, are traits that are easily attributed to Semitic tribes (including) Muslim more than Christians. What does that says about T W Adorno’s theoretical model, other than a degree of projection of his own (and his colleagues) personal authoritarian tendencies?

  58. It was fun to read Gilead Atzmon systematically laying waste to the pseudo-scientific discovery of the “authoritative personality” as the historic germ of fascism. If, as Atzmon suggests, Adorno was powerfully motivated to invent his F Scale as a nifty new pro-Semitic weapon in his Frankfurt School’s academic joust with conservative gentiles, this short essay has managed to disarm them. Too bad generations of psychologists, psychiatrists, sociologists and political “scientists” have proven less astute.

    If Adorno turns out to have been dead wrong about eight of his nine traits that foster anti-Semitism, what would he do today? Can he admit that those authoritarian personality traits have actually merged now in neo-liberalism, globalism and neo-Bolshevism, the traditional arch-enemy of fascism? Or would he accuse those who point out this embarrassment of being anti-Semites?

    You can’t at the same time be both closet-fascist, like supposedly America’s much-maligned petit bourgeois Deplorable gentiles, and wealthy globalist neo-Bolsheviks, like our authoritarian ruling elite and mainstream media that would like to purge all conservatives. The dilemma for Adorno would be having to side with the authoritarians in charge, making him anti-goyim. What a revolting development.

    I’ve long suspected that the psychologists and especially psychiatrists who wallow in strange social and cultural critques like Adorno’s are likely to be those personalities treading closest to the abyss of madness. Our first blatantly rigged presidential election amid weird tyrannical lockdown edicts has now pushed about 75 million angry people well past the point that academic psychology jargon à le Adorno can compete with plain common sense. This is war!

    • Agree: mark green
    • Replies: @Colin Wright
  59. Rocha says:
    @Abdul Alhazred

    This article contains, for me, the profound statement that Lukacs argued that western man’s belief in his special creation by God had to be destroyed in order for him to achieve the degree of alienation necessary for the imposition of communism. I read the article some years ago, lost the link and have been looking for it ever since.
    Thank you!

  60. Mefobills says:
    @GeeBee

    Another way to look at it is those civilizations which are traditional, and try to lift up their entire populace.

    Against those civilizations that become usurious, where ruling classes exploit their populace.

    Since usury has been normed out of the language, then people don’t have words in their minds to understand the concept.

    Usury is a power relation, where an individual or in-group pick your pockets, because they can. It is usually done with prices, where the prices are driven higher; generally you cannot see the mechanism. After awhile, you understand something is wrong, because you cannot make ends meet – the wealth of a nation and people is being siphoned off.

    In the case of Weimar Germany, Germany ended up being mostly owned by foreign entities. Greece is in the same fix today.

    Fascism was anti-usury, as evidenced when Mussolini nationalized the banks because said banks had been swinging the stock market and taking gains. Basically, Italy’s banksters were driving stock prices high and low, and raking off profits to themselves.

    Anytime a usurious finance oligarchy finds itself under threat, it can create narrative in their owned press. It biological terms, the parasite has defense mechanisms.

    In the case of Germany, which had been attacked in WW1, then were visited with the ravages of hyperinflation, then found themselves bought up by “international forces” then were visited additional threats prior to WW2… well it is a foregone conclusion that any rational people group would welcome fascism in order to protect themselves from the usurers.

    Ehret does a pretty good job explaining the battle in the Americas between its usurers and those on the other side: the American System:

    https://thesaker.is/unipolar-vs-multipolar-the-death-of-mckinley-and-the-loss-of-americas-soul/

    Mahan Derails America’s Anti-Imperial Identity

    Alfred Thayer Mahan (1840-1914) represented an opposing paradigm which true American statesmen like Lincoln, Secretary of State James Blaine, William Seward, President Grant, William Garfield, and McKinley detested. Sadly, with McKinley’s murder (run by an anarchist ring with ties to British Intelligence) and the rise of Teddy Roosevelt in 1901, it was not Gilpin’s but rather Mahan’s worldview which became the dominant foreign policy doctrine for the next 120 years (despite a few brief respites under FDR and JFK).

    British Intelligence by this time was a proxy for Jewish usury.

    • Agree: GeeBee
  61. @GeeBee

    This is also why that same oligarchical cabal has been careful to gain control of advertising and media and education, in order – all too successfully – to brainwash the people into a frenzy of Pavlovian yelping whenever the word fascism penetrates into their dim consciousness. That these people have, just like Orwell’s proles, been taught to hate their only route to salvation is more than merely depressing: it is positively sickening. That they meekly accept their role of being complicit in this hideous sham of commercialism and exploitation is as revolting as it is all too understandable.

    I added the bold text.

    I would then add another sentence that begins with “This is also why that same oligarchical cabal has been careful to…eliminate (or at least subvert and control) any social and civil bulwark that protects the common good from their unquenchable greed.

    With the removal of those bulwarks in the West now complete, we are entering a terrible new phase. This pandemic psyop would not be possible if the those bulwarks were still in place.

    • Replies: @GeeBee
  62. @Wizard of Oz

    Matthew 6:5-6. A bit before the 19th century though.

    • Replies: @Wizard of Oz
  63. Mefobills says:
    @Peripatetic Itch

    So have we fouled our nest so much that some people’s brains develop in a different direction from their sex organs?

    There is definitely something going on with modern western populations. Estrogen like chemicals are in the water, plastics might be a culprit in feminizing men, and turning women into she-whales.

    On average, men have much lower sperm counts than men in the past.

    A question.

    Would a fascist government allow its environment and people become degraded to the point, where their biology is perverse? Their biology becomes unnatural.

    Anybody who has eyes that are willing to see, can look at old photographs and movies, and compare people of the past to today’s populations.

    Shifting costs onto the environment is another form of usury, and the taking of something through a power relation. In this case it is the taking of man-hood and woman-hood.

  64. @Colin Wright

    Perfect, couldn’t have said it any better.

  65. @The Soft Parade

    You really have a thing on that, don’t you? To quote Sha kespeare’s”Hamlet” : “Methinks thou doth protest too much”. J. Edna Hoover, the vacuum cleaning collector of dirt on everyone in power, happened to be a self-hating drag-queen.

  66. Mefobills says:
    @Agent76

    A new kind of fascism has taken over America: the merger of corporations and government whereby corporate power dominates.

    It is called corporatism, not fascism.

    Another word for the mechanism is synarchism.

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

    Synarchism generally means “joint rule” or “harmonious rule”. Beyond this general definition, both synarchism and synarchy have been used to denote rule by a secret elite in Vichy France, Italy, China, Hong Kong and Mexico.[1]

    Today’s corporatist secret elite are bond-holders holding onto their debt instruments, making demands of debtors. Corporations include banking corporations, and are a network of tied interests at the board level, and through cross ownerships.

    Fascism is not the right word to describe the network of secret elite bond-holders. Words are re-defined or removed from the language to confuse you, so your pockets can be picked.

    Fascism is against corporatocracy/synarchism. With Fascism you know who the rulers are; they aren’t hiding, and usually they are elected into power.

  67. anon[184] • Disclaimer says:

    Jake says:
    December 27, 2020 at 2:27 pm GMT • 6.5 hours ago • 200 Words ↑
    @Sollipsist

    True.

    And that should take you to the Sermon on the Mount. Remember, Jesus makes it 100% clear that his preaching while on earth was to and for the Jews – it would be only after His death and Resurrection that His teachings would be shown to be for all peoples. That means that every pointed and sharp, and damning, statement he makes is to and about Jews.

    That defines Jewish attitudes and behavior better than any other teaching in the New Testament. All individuals can be so guilty, but the Jewish Race is particularly guilty. That hypocrisy is peculiarly central to Jewishness.

    I think that the worst thing you can do to yourself is to become what you hate. Those that hate you want you to do that – they are already miserable and mis-lead, and are quite happy to lead you there as well by provocation.

    Making a massive over-generalization = mission accomplished.

    The ladies who took down Epstein were Jewish for instance.. they had no obligation to pursue what was a sayanim operation that did them no personal harm, but they likely took some insult at the nature and tactics, and doggedly pursued his crimes, in pursuit of justice.

    The only entities I have seen in mass media detail the misdeeds of NSO Group are a tiny operation run out of Univ of Toronto, along with reporters from Israeli mass media, which has extensively reported on the mass privacy violations and the tactics used to get spyware onto the devices of targeted individuals. (soon to be an issue running headlong into Biden)

    These Ops go well beyond any concept of espionage that has EVER been employed by any modern state, because its geared not to traditional ‘state vs state’ espionage, but instead designed to target defenseless private individuals by the hand of state sponsored stalking and privacy violation. In my view, the so called Abraham accords started out essentially as an appeal to create a formalized farm club of despotic regimes who were either known or suspected customers of NSO attack software deployed against their own citizenry.

    How many of the self proclaimed right-wing masses know of Flynn’s ties to NSO Group and the Turks as they cheer his pardon and catastrophically bad advice to Trump? At some point, there is only so much that can be done for those who dont actually seek to inform themselves, who only skim the surface and assume someone else is going to figure it out for them and tell them the truth.

    Suggesting that all Jews in totality are responsible for some misdeeds is as nonsensical as all ‘whites’ are racist or any other mass generalization, especially when in key attack vectors only American or Israeli Jews actually attempted to mount some sort of defense. The vast majority of any group are basically just trying to survive and are not part of some sort of conspiracy or movement, but the few who are, quite applaud the cover it offers to smear an entire group for the very real misdeeds of a limited group.

  68. gotmituns says:

    Anybody who has eyes that are willing to see, can look at old photographs and movies, and compare people of the past to today’s populations.
    ———————————————————————————————————–
    Yep, but when I do that people say to me, “What, what are you talking about?” All they see is a “person.” They don’t see any difference. I was walking with a couple of my friends and pointed to a young guy who was close to six ft. tall and maybe weighed anywhere from 95-105 lbs. The guy was emaciated and looked like he was starving to death and my companions didn’t see anything wrong. It’s to the point that you start questioning yourself (not really).

  69. @Observator

    “A sense of community and collective responsibility” is simply not a coherent strategy in today’s America (and much of the world) largely because contemporary mega-cities and their endless march of suburbs and exurbs are so massive, and so disparate that the common-weal is no longer a factor in the lives of most Americans. Something like 70% of the US population lives in urban/suburban conglomerations. There is no internal cohesion.

    Perhaps all the $oro$ and Deep-State inspired riots and looting at the core of many megalopoli is somewhat of a blessing in disguise. People are being forced to rethink their situations.

    The classical ancient Greeks of Hellenic civilization full well realized that cities could not maintain that internal cohesion once they got larger than some 50,000 individuals. Cities and burbs are NOT good places to raise children. They need forms of personal freedom which are no longer accessible in urban/suburban environments. You might want to consider a cartoon I saw some months back. This young couple were seated in a restaurant. Their mode of communicating with each other was by way of their little devices by way of which they abstracted out the very closeness they were seeking.

    To find the oldest and most successful places to raise children one needs to consider the rural village where small groups of people lived huddled in close proximity to each other. If one sought a bit of solitude the immediate solution was to take a brief walk into the nearby countryside which was owned by ALL the people of that village. Up until the Bolshevik horror, the traditional Russian village was still the norm in that country—The “Mir”. In that language, the word “mir” also means “peace”.

    Flash back to 1969 Woodstock where one of the more memorable musical offerings suggested that “we need to get back to the garden”. My own personal perspective on Mayan civilization is that those folks had a great awakening, realizing that urban life was not for them and abandoned those cities and headed for the bush.

  70. geokat62 says:

    Here are a few pertinent excerpts from a review by a Forward contributor on Jack Jacobs’ book The Frankfurt School, Jewish Lives, and Antisemitism:

    Once in America, Horkheimer and Adorno sought funding for studies on anti-Semitism there. They may have felt that Europe was already a familiar lost cause, but in the U.S.A., they were freshly surprised to learn that anti-Semitism was also rife, from university quotas barring Jewish students and faculty to popular radio broadcasts by the Roman Catholic priest Charles Edward Coughlin, who preached hatred of the Jews to 1930s America.

    To this effect, Adorno wrote home to his parents in 1940:

    “Fascism in Germany, which is inseparable from anti-Semitism, is no psychological anomaly of the German national character. It is a universal tendency …The conditions for it – and I mean all of them, not only the economic but also the mass psychological ones – are at least as present [in America] as in Germany…and the barbaric semi-civilization of this country will spawn forms no less terrible than those in Germany.”…

    While they remain appropriate targets for vehement political criticism today, the thinkers of the Frankfurt school must henceforth be seen, thanks to Jacobs’ lucid presentation, in the light of their Jewish ancestry and awareness of the international blight of anti-Semitism.

    http://forward.com/culture/211598/deconstructing-the-jewishness-of-the-frankfurt-sch/

  71. Getaclue says:
    @Colin Wright

    They want you to participate in their sin. Why? — gets back to who is really behind it — Satan.

  72. Reaper says:
    @Nisbe

    Plain text please, preferably doc or txt.

    Scanned pdf already have (without any registration/ borrow/ 14 day loan required to access EPUB and PDF files), but that uses 26 mb and not good quality.

    • Replies: @Nisbe
  73. @Art

    Never forget that virtually all Jewish males are highly neurotic due to emanating from a long patriarchal line who were physically and PSYCHICALLY altered by the “Bris”–the rite of neonatal circumcision at the 8th day of life by an ALL MALE assembly.

    Consider Woody Allen and Jerry Lewis as exemplars of this profoundly common neurosis. The subconscious mind, delving deeply into the amygdala, never forgets any experience. When one is removed from one’s mother and taken into this room where the Mohel performs the dirty deed, male infants are subconsciously led to believe that their mother (with whom a bond had already been developed) had abandoned them to a world of pain and terror.

    Roughly since 1940 the vast majority of American boychildren have endured the red-diaper stage and the ensuing scarification. An intact man can stand up in the nude as a picture of natural wholeness as an exemplar of Creator’s beneficence. Consider the most celebrated statue of the human form, Michelangelo’s David.

    But a cut guy with a wounded-weenie is not merely nude, he stands there as naked as the proverbial jaybird. Self-consciousness in a locker-room, for example, is a manifestation of this naked baring of his sundered man-hood. Deep within the subconscious mind, he realizes that he has been the victim of neonatal sexual abuse. Literally, he has been assaulted.

    Many of the deeply homophobic posters on this particular thread should consider looking down below their midriffs to better understand their negative preoccupation with that particular zone of human sexuality…or rather in that case, eroticism…which so profoundly disturbs them.

    • Agree: Skeptikal
    • Replies: @Skeptikal
  74. Yawrate says:

    I view the left/right dichotomy as a scale from totalitiarinism to anarchy. Liberals are closer to anarchy while conservatives are closer to totalitarianism. But this very relative. Leftists however, want control so they are more like totalitarians than conservatives. Rightists are closer to libertarians, that is anarchists. Fascism implies nearly absolute control. The left, the progressives, are closer to, or are more like fascists than any conservative.

    So, I am disagreeing with the assertion that conservatives are close to fascists. Conservatives are closer to libertarians than any leftist. And libertarians are just a few degrees from anarchy.

  75. @St-Germain

    ‘Our first blatantly rigged presidential election…’

    1876 was pretty bad; of course, my impression is that at least they were honest about it…so to speak.

    This one, we’re to accept was perfectly legitimate.

  76. frontier says:
    @Mefobills

    Such monitoring is done for the sole purpose of safeguarding & advancing the nation and its people. Under Fascism, the government will not approve of any business activity unless that business has a positive impact on the nation as a whole and the people of the nation – this is the axiom which determines everything within the economic aspect of Fascism.

    That’s what every commie and his Biden promise too, after taking the exact same amount of unlimited power. You forgot only the pink unicorns that lived happily every after the Glorious Fuhrer ™ took tender care of them. Not puking after reading that kind of naked lies and blatant propaganda is a sure sign of missing brains.

    Believe you me, the government is here to help… you, not themselves…

    • Troll: GeeBee
    • Replies: @Mefobills
  77. @Mefobills

    There is definitely something going on with modern western populations. Estrogen like chemicals are in the water, plastics might be a culprit in feminizing men, and turning women into she-whales.

    The Stasi will be knocking on your door about midnight, EST.

    Verboten!

    • LOL: Mefobills
    • Replies: @Skeptikal
  78. @Art

    ‘The contradictions in the Jew mind are staggering. An example is the statement that the “IDF is the most moral army in the world.” Most Jews actually believe that – when it is truly an obvious boldfaced lie. Clearly the IDF grossly abuses the Palestinians…’

    I completely agree that the claim to be ‘the most moral army in the world’ is particularly nauseating coming from the Israelis.

    However, at the same time, one has to admit it’s a common failing. Most people believe their soldiers are perfectly moral — albeit with varying degrees of justification. I’ve heard assertions along these lines from Americans, Britons, Germans, Canadians, Spaniards, and even Russians. No doubt we could elicit similar claims from just about everyone.

  79. Rocha says:

    This whole left/right , communist/fascist business is a distraction from the source of our problems which was the legalization of usury after the Protestant Reformation and the privatization of the issue of the currency with the establishment of the Bank of England and our slavery to a debt based financial system.
    Here in Brazil HALF OF ALL THE WEALTH THAT BRAZIL PRODUCES GOES TO THE PAYMENT OF INTEREST ON UNPAYABLE DEBTS.
    The payment of government operations, employees, pensions etc takes up 40% of the remaining 50% and the right and left are fighting for the scraps. The private sector which supports all this gets nothing!

    • Replies: @nokangaroos
    , @Reaper
  80. @p4nc4k3s Pl34s3

    Thank you. Pretty close, though my imprrfect memory was of something a little more secular, tinged with the wit of a Palmerston whose style I remember as embodied in:

    Only three people have ever really understood the Schleswig-Holstein business—the Prince Consort, who is dead—a German professor, who has gone mad—and I, who have forgotten all about it.

  81. Anonymous[228] • Disclaimer says:

    A little less “We must analyse Marx and Freud and Adorno and the Post Modernists with all the numbers” and a little more “that is just silly” would go a long way.

  82. Ace says:

    The search for something in the personality of certain people that predisposes them to authoritarianism seems contrived to me. Psychopathology seems to explain authoritarianism adequately without seeking to find some inherent distortion in the makeup of normal people.

    Morons who espouse idiotic doctrines that they can’t sell wholesale are the ones who have a problem in that they can’t do better than urge bad ideas on the mass of men. If you have rotten doctrine you resort to violence to “win” as persuasion is not possible. Think Jonestown. Ditto for the proletariat rallying to the banner of world revolution. That dog didn’t hunt so the Frankfurterers went the route of subversion and despoilment. Pretty aggressive stuff premised on victory over the bourgeoisie through putrefaction. Your idea of projection is thus right on the money.

    I think there is a simpler explanation for the so-called “appeal of fascism” which I encountered in that marvelous documentary, “The Sorrow and the Pity.” The French aristocrat who was a principal character in the film, a volunteer in a French SS regiment IIRC, observed simply that after The Great War the opinion in Europe was widespread that the democracies and the communist states had failed and that a political force that opposed both was all that was left for thinking people.

    And, no, prewar Germany was not seen as the purest distillation of political pathology as has been incessantly and dishonestly urged since 1945. Kristallnacht did not define the essence of National Socialist Germany any more than Ruby Ridge and Waco defined the United States though the latter seem to me to be vastly more deliberate, malevolent, dishonest, baseless, and representative of federal thinking. It was no accident that a lot of honorable people rallied to the German cause, something possible then when the juggernaut of anti-Nazi propaganda was still 20 or so years in the future.

    OT, slightly, but (1) the present unpleasantness involving wholesale election theft and leftist insult and (2) “rightist” cowardice, connivance and/or ineffectualness seem to be establishing the very condition described by the Frenchman. The grifter class is proving to be too clever by half, the people look to be on their own, and no one knows what port the latter will seek in this storm.

    • Replies: @Wizard of Oz
  83. @Mefobills

    no need to go around the bush, what is happening is decadence. those who push the sodomite agenda try to silence opposition by abolishing the male/female natural distinction (“binary “). even the language or words they invent are used to pervert normal thinking. ultimately, there will be no difference between right and wrong except that which they decree to be so. sodomy right, antisemitism wrong. usury okay, racism no good. porn fine, pollution not so. …
    when you reject Christ, you do not get nothing, you get the devil and become diabolical agents.

    • Agree: Nancy
    • Replies: @Wizard of Oz
    , @Nancy
  84. Nisbe says:
    @Reaper

    I think that 14 day borrow version allows you to get a txt version of the pdf if you sign up and borrow it.

    I don’t have any.

  85. Mefobills says:
    @frontier

    Not puking after reading that kind of naked lies and blatant propaganda is a sure sign of missing brains.

    Speaking of missing brains, you do realize that the Fascist governments were murdered in their crib by the so-called free-market democracies?

    That’s what every commie and his Biden promise too, after taking the exact same amount of unlimited power.

    You do realize that the corporatocracy that controls Biden was given free reign within the “free market.” The very thing lolbertarians are against, they are for with their idiotic free market worship.

    Believe you me, the government is here to help… you, not themselves…

    You do realize that Hitler prevented government workers from owning stock? That way government workers would not be corrupted by the “supposed free market.” Singapore does something similar today, especially by paying its government workers a lot, to then keep corruption at bay.

    Clown-world Lolbertarian pipeline keeps producing its acolytes it seems. Who says propaganda doesn’t work?

    With scientific method, if there is an experiment that refutes your thesis, then your thesis is proven incorrect.

    Lolbertarianism is junk economics and junk thought which cherry picks history to render a false thesis.

    • Agree: GeeBee
    • Thanks: Nancy
    • Replies: @frontier
    , @Skeptikal
  86. Scotist says:

    Most people, whether on the left or the right, have trouble defining ‘fascism’ in a way that makes sense. Most Italian scholars of fascism don’t even think it should be used for anything other than the specific phenomenon of Italian fascism.

    Even if we accept something like ‘generic fascism’, it’s still a lot more specific than how it’s usually presented. Rogen Griffin would define it as ‘palingenetic ultranationalism’: ‘The key element of this theory is the belief that fascism can be defined by its core myth, namely that of revolution in order to achieve a “national rebirth”—palingenesis. Griffin argues that the unique synthesis of palingenesis and ultranationalism differentiates fascism from para-fascism and other authoritarian nationalist ideologies.’

    So there are 3 conditions:

    1.It has to be nationalistic
    2.Not just nationalistic, but *ultra*nationalistic
    3.There has to be a stress on national *rebirth*

    Only if all three of these conditions are met can something be properly called ‘fascist.’

    Also, some scholars have also stressed the importance of the idea of entering ‘festival time’ (https://www.macmillanihe.com/resources/sample-chapters/9780230220898_sample.pdf):

    ‘…the fundamental problem of modern life…was the lack of public festivals, rituals and theatrical elements that could restore an aura of grand spectacle to an increasingly impersonal and individualistic world. Modern people had ceased to believe in Catholicism, but had yet to find appropriate secular substitutes for its festivals. Without religious and seasonal festivals the world had become sad.

    Conventional historians have largely ignored the hard documentary evidence that Mussolini was part of this subculture long before he became a Fascist.’

  87. Awash says:
    @geokat62

    Fascism was a response to both economic crisis and Bolshevism. Now Bolshevism is gone forever, so is ‘classical’ fascism with it. We have a new world.

  88. Awash says:
    @Scotist

    By ‘ultra’ I assume you mean aggressive and disrespectful of the rights of others. The other two conditions are not as problematic if done moderately.

    • Replies: @Scotist
  89. The Mossad and CIA are infamous for their sexual methods used for controlling people in advocating for sexual predation, deviancy, crime, and promiscuity. Epstein and Maxwell are examples of the most extreme degree of this sick theory. They have flat out stated that if they are incapable of being able to control people that they should resort to trying to “get ahold of them sexually.”

    The 1970’s called. They want their lifestyle back. Swingers, wife swapping, key parties, cocaine, and it all ended up leading to sexual blackmail too of course. Another stupid idea brought to you by the “intelligence coomunity.”

    I guess that you could refer to it as one giant FUCK YOU from the Mossad and CIA in its gang raping assault on America.

    Andrea Iravani

  90. All evidence suggests the fascists have been in complete control of America since the creation of the CIA under Truman. Certainly since JFK assassination and 9/11. Just because they have changed a bit and don’t support all the things you imagine they should doesn’t mean its not the same people. They certainly still support killing actual communists/socialists and conquering Russia. If you’re ignorant enough doubt that just go look at the CIA’s history. 100% fascist, made up of Nazi supporters and actual Nazis since its creation.

    I honestly can’t figure out how anyone can believe Hitler and the Nazis were some kind of saviors of the white race anyhow being that they attacked literally every white nation around them, earned or not, and had such a strong hatred for Russians/Slavs who are white. Killed off an entire generation of Germanys finest men. All the offspring of the fascists are either working for western govts, intel agencies or running banks, hedge funds or other financial schemes or working in large corporations nowadays. Many of them in Latin America working for the empire, overthrowing socialist govts and running drug cartels, causing refugees t o flee to US.

    Canada is loaded with Ukrainian fascist offspring, and they still hold the same views as far as Russia and genuine commies Sorry if the fascists of today don’t look or act exactly like you would hope or imagine they would. Thats just the way it is. Fascists/Nazis have done nothing positive for regular working class people that I have seen. Unless you consider what the CIA, MI6 and the like do to be positive for humanity. They certainly haven’t been a good thing for the people of Ukraine where they recently helped overthrow the govt.

    As far as I can tell both sides of American voters are made up of fucktards that are easily manipulated by the CIA-media. Right wingers blame all their troubles on the Chicoms, libtards the Russians. The fascists blame da Jews, libtards blame whitey. Right wingers scream Marxiss! Libtards scream Raciss!

    I imagine it was the same in Germany back then. Lots of anger and suffering from the depression as well as the fallout from WW1. People were rightfully angry and looking for someone to blame, looking for revenge. The rich capitalists surely used the same tactics they still use today to manipulate the German people. The Jews certainly make for an easy target, lots of them are pretty vile people who will take advantage of the situation to make a profit. Blame the scary Russian Bolshevik boogeyman as they still do today. Too bad for the German people, though it wasn’t entirely their fault… Churchill and the Brits wanted the war as well.

    Its the CIA who has been indoctrinating the so called left with this woke nonsense since forever. They aimed to destroy socialism and turn the left against the USSR. So its the fascists who are pushing this poison. “Cultural marxism” is a complete fabrication by our ruling class and intel agencies. This isn’t a big secret, unless you write at Unz apparently.

    • Replies: @Nisbe
  91. Scotist says:
    @Awash

    @Awash: Well, Griffin would define ultranationalism this way: ‘ultranationalism is essentially xenophobic and is known to legitimise itself “through deeply mythicized narratives of past cultural or political periods of historical greatness or of old scores to settle against alleged enemies”.’

    As to your other post, I don’t think it was just a response to either economic crisis or Bolshevism. Neither of these explain the specific form it took. One has to look deeper than that:

    ‘The historian Zeev Sternhell has traced the ideological roots of fascism back to the 1880s and in particular to the fin de siècle theme of that time. The theme was based on a revolt against materialism, rationalism, positivism, bourgeois society and democracy. The fin-de-siècle generation supported emotionalism, irrationalism, subjectivism and vitalism. They regarded civilization as being in crisis, requiring a massive and total solution. Their intellectual school considered the individual as only one part of the larger collectivity, which should not be viewed as a numerical sum of atomized individuals. They condemned the rationalistic individualism of liberal society and the dissolution of social links in bourgeois society.’

    • Replies: @nokangaroos
    , @Awash
  92. @Scotist

    Understanding the need for festivals and other unifying rituals, the successors of Constantine, both secular Imperial minions and the evolving Catholic bureaucracy, nevertheless went off the rails when they coopted Sol Invictus, the festival of the “unconquered sun”, the first day of net solar gain following the Winter Solstice.

    The festive occasion got transmogrified into Christmas Day, the alleged date for the birth of Jesus. Anyone who has read a bit of the Gospels can bring to mind the line of “Shepherds tending their flocks by night”. Believe me, that did not occur in ancient Palestine on the 25th of December, as the only time of year when the overseeing of the flock happened was during lambing season, essentially during the Zodiacal month of Pisces. Early Jesusites (before the invention of churchianity) used as their prime symbol, the sign of the FISH.

    By coopting a day in early winter, a day which was celebrated with massive festivities, the churchy Christians ultimately sabotaged their own mythology, first during the alleged “Enlightenment”and latterly in the estimation of those literate and interested enough to read the exegetical works of 19th Century German theologians who initiated an intellectually based movement which began an era within first, the Lutheran Church and ultimately throughout the majority of standard Protestant bodies.

    Reaction set in early in the 20th Century with the “Give me that Old Time Religion” movement in defense of the established mythology of the post-Constantinian infrastructure which was based on such elements as virgin birth, the great spiritual way-shower, the Christed One, dying on the cross to save us from our sins, a litany of saints and a liturgy of redemption. All these elements were central to Western Christianity, which had broadly been coopted into Trinitarianism. The alleged Triune nature of the godhead became central to the faith and thus dominant among the year’s calendar of festivals.

    With the Judaic sponsorship of the Schofield Reference Bible and via various other mechanisms, the reactionary movement among the semi-literate developed into what we know today as Fundamentalism. In deep reaction to this development, atheists, agnostics and humanists, mostly drawn from the more educated classes, tended to divorce themselves not only from the Fundy phantasmagoria, but also from the entire Christian mythological basis which formed the foundation for Western cultural reality. Lost in the middle of these two irreconcilables were those who loosely traveled along with the mainline churches, attending rituals and services in body, but rather haltingly in spirit.

    This was the point in the devolution of the basis of Western civ where Friedrich Nietsche famously. remarked “God is Dead”, a statement more in sorrow than in gloating, Following the “War to End all Wars”, the Irish poet William Butler Yeats wrote in “Second Coming” : “The center cannot hold, mere anarchy is loosed upon the land”. Indeed, the cycle of World Ages was in turn. The Age of Pisces, with its symbolic sign of the fish, which had been overthrown by Constantine’s minions and replaced by the sign of the Cross, was entering its ultimate denouement. Dane Rudhyar pointed out in his book: “The Astrology of Personality”, clear back in 1935, there was a deep need for a new symbol for the dawning new 2,600 year world age.

    Like Sol Invictus, the ancient Pagan (the word means countryfolk as opposed to city-slickers) festival of the Spring–following the Vernal Equinox—was called Oestre. Transformed into Easter, and preceded by the 40 days of Lent in the Christian Calendar; this season of central rituals was based on Jesus getting hung on the cross and then miraculously resurrected three days later on the most sunny of all Sundays.

    In all truth, the cross is not a symbol representing Eternal Life,but rather was a horrible instrument of torture employed broadly by Imperial Rome against, among others, those deemed to be enemies of the State. It was torture, pure and simple. Symbologically, the cross represents conflict and generalized opposition—an imposition of power of the elite over the masses.

    If you are willing to be common sense rational about it, the cross is an evil symbol, as it stands for a system of social control in the double-cross of power over the individual and over the community by both church and state. Mind-Control, in short.

    Will there be a revival of Jesus as a symbol of the “Son of Man” as the greatest of spiritual way showers, or will the satanic powers of darkness continue with Volume II of “In Hoc Signe Vincis”, “in this sign conquer”? Humanity is at a great crossroads, if one may play on words central to our dilemma. Either a mass awakening will somehow formulate as an Ariadne’s thread which takes us out of the labyrinth of despair, or utter desperation will overtake those who survive The Great Reset.

    A new Symbol for a New Age may initiate the process of liberation of our minds and spirits from that dystopian Eye of Horus surmounting the pyramid of human aspirations and keeping us in the darkness of an age which has run its course.

    • Thanks: nokangaroos
    • Replies: @Ace
  93. Nisbe says:
    @redmudhooch

    That’s a lot of delusion in just one post.

    • LOL: Ace
  94. I’m the only true fascist.

    Current PC should be called Nosism.

    Nosy Nosis or Nosists who stick their noses into everything are the ‘new nazis’ and ‘new commies’.

    Nosistance sucks.

  95. Progressives collected the scalps of Rhodesia and S. Africa, not because it was of vital interest, because they could.

    A progressive with unchecked power will go looking for monsters to destroy.

  96. @Wyatt

    “Every moron who tries a synthesis thought experiment automatically assumes that they’re right without showing any reason as to why they’re right and that because they can create an explanation for something, that necessitates their being correct.”

    Exactly. “Let’s you and me synthesize” decodes as a sleight of hand for adopting my idea and forgetting about yours, by creating the impression that my idea is actually yours.

    • Replies: @Skeptikal
  97. @Ace

    It’s a long time since I read about authoritarian personalities but I am ivlined to associate them with people who needed/need to compensate for being a bit slow witted by adhering to certainties.

    • Replies: @Ace
  98. @anno nimus

    I once had a good look but couldn’t find any condemnation of homosexuals by Jesus. I did find one negative reference in the Old Testament (just one) and I seem to recall that a maid was handed over to gang rape to stop it being done to a young man. That was it. Help me out in my search for biblical wickedness.

    • Replies: @anno nimus
    , @gay troll
  99. frontier says:
    @Mefobills

    You do realize that Hitler prevented government workers from owning stock? That way government workers would not be corrupted by the “supposed free market.”

    Why do you need a Hitler to do simple due diligence? Even before Hitler, a lot has been written about the loopholes in the system – like lobbying and revolving doors. The Nazi’s basic premise has little to do with solving these though, any actions in that direction are pure side effects necessitated by war preparations.

    With scientific method, if there is an experiment that refutes your thesis, then your thesis is proven incorrect.

    Exactly! The empirical results of Nazi rule are nothing short of tragic, we’re still dealing with the long term effects of their idiocy. Which part of “stupid wars” you don’t understand? Yeah, other Euro powers did a lot of that too but their methods were slightly less harmful than Hitler’s.

    Lolbertarianism is junk economics and junk thought which cherry picks history to render a false thesis.

    I’ve never thought otherwise, but it might be a good starting point. Your problem is that you’re limiting yourself to simplistic mainstream ideologies, none of them is any good.

    • Replies: @Mefobills
  100. @Scotist

    ‘…1.It has to be nationalistic
    2.Not just nationalistic, but *ultra*nationalistic
    3.There has to be a stress on national *rebirth*…’

    I’d add…

    4. The exaltation of violence and a more or less open willingness to employ violence both domestically and abroad. Law is reduced to at best a fig leaf. Note that the Italian Fascists had their squadristri, the Nazis their stormtroopers, and most of their imitators similar forces. The explicit incorporation of violence into ordinary political struggle is a hallmark of fascism. Fascists beat people up.

    5. An open indifference to the rights, needs, or fate of anyone outside the nation. Obviously, one has to conquer someone to manifest this — but the conduct of Fascist Italy, Nazi Germany, and Zionist Israel were all marked by it.

    Obviously, any one of these traits can be displayed by many societies, but I think it’s reasonable to call any society that displays all five Fascist, and conversely, I can’t think of any state that could reasonably be called Fascist that didn’t at least potentially display all five.

  101. GeeBee says:
    @John Fisher

    Yes, I actually meant to include education but got ahead of myself writing the rest of my post. Thanks for filling in another component of the three pillars that together form the matrix of power surrounding the oligarchs. I actually mentioned only one of them: the Media-Entertainment complex (which includes advertising in my interpretation). You added the Education Establishment. The third is of course the legal apparatus. The task of the matrix comprising these three crucial loci is to ‘manufacture consent’ for the Neo-Liberal orthodoxy that undergirds Finance Capitalism. In this regard, these three bribe, bludgeon and brainwash the ‘proles’ into a meek compliance in their own destruction and exploitation. Not a pretty sight I fear.

    Your point regarding the erosion and finally the removal of what you call bulwarks is equally relevant. We are indeed in a terrible place just now.

    • Agree: Lurker
    • Thanks: Majority of One
    • Replies: @John Fisher
    , @Skeptikal
  102. GeeBee says:
    @Peripatetic Itch

    Yes indeed, your point is valid. I am glad you agree with my basic premise, however, that in a healthy world there would be no space for today’s nonsense about sex. We are, however, as you rightly point out, befouling our nest. Mefobills’ point in reply to you is also apt: this would not be allowed to happen under a traditionalist form of government, and Fascism is the modern manifestation of Traditionalism.

  103. @Mefobills

    Excellent comment, as always.

    In addition, WRT

    “There is definitely something going on with modern western populations.”

    It doesn’t seem exclusive to the modern West. The same phenomena are occurring here in Thailand. Adults, children, and monks in old photographs resembling less and less their modern counterparts.

    • Thanks: Mefobills
  104. @Rocha

    – An oft-underrated point, yes …

    anyone who uses credit for anything other than productive investment deserves to be flogged; but with democracy being rule by gibs debt slavery is the inevitable consequence.

    Philipp II of Spain was kept from conquering Europe by lack of credit (“si no falta el dinero”) and it seemed to serve the British well for a time – unlimited credit gave them an empire with minimum investment in blood and resources and it forced everybody else to also hock their children to the foreskinner … or be plowed under.
    In 20/20 as usual hindsight it was a Ponzi from the beginning.

  105. @Scotist

    Close, very close … but no cigar 🙂

    The difference between Jewish degenerate fin de siècle blather and fascism
    (if then we accept Komintern shorthand for “everything I don´t like” as something generic) is the difference between Bergson and Ernst Jünger …
    WAR was the forge (not the “womb”) – breakdown of class distinctions, contemplation of death, sacrifice for the whole; the “iron dice of strategy” (Wildgans) gained consciousness, and they heartily disliked what they saw: REMFs, draft dodgers, war profiteers, jewish agitators, backstabbers … vermin.
    If “palingenesis” were important this would only apply to defeated nations (but it helps).
    Remarkably similar phenomena followed the Napoleonic Wars (Burschenschaft 1817).
    The “ideological” borders were porous (Mussolini had been a social revolutionary then a syndicalist, Mustafa Kemal was active in Ittihad, Hitler purged the National Bolshewists only in 1931, Otto Braun and Ernst Röhm had remarkably similar backgrounds).

    – Reich and Wiesengrund held fascism is caused by anal retention sensu Freud and can only be cured by forcible depravity, and their epigones are still trying (so far they have only raised behavior malfunctions and suicides).

  106. Mefobills says:
    @frontier

    Exactly! The empirical results of Nazi rule are nothing short of tragic, we’re still dealing with the long term effects of their idiocy. Which part of “stupid wars” you don’t understand?

    The Nazis did not start the war.

    Your problem is that you’re limiting yourself to simplistic mainstream ideologies, none of them is any good.

    National Socialism was a considerable body of thought and anything but simplistic; it developed independently. It was independent as the Germanic tribes were never conquered by Rome.

    Main stream ideologies? LoL. The mainstream ideology today is to suppress or demean honest inquiry, which is what you are doing.

    • Agree: mark green, GeeBee, Lurker
  107. @Jake

    I have in the past disagreed almost invariably and on every occasion with every comment you have ever made here.

    But this time things are completely different, and I echo, affirm and support every word you have said. Thank you.

    Except the very final clause only:

    with an earnest desire to ‘repair the world.’

    There is, with Jews, absolutely NO genuine, legitimate or remotely justifiable or morally honest wish or attempt to “repair the world”. The phrase is simply a window in itself into the depraved, remorse-free, millennia-old depths of Jewish religious hypocrisy. For if Jews in all history had ever had the slightest shred of personal inclination to see the truth about the REAL effects of their efforts, by looking squarely at the actual society-based results of their “tikkun olam”, they would have been deeply horrified and mortified long ago by the truths of their deliberate financial exploitations of the “goyim” in every land, their craving after political power by wealth in every country from which they have been expelled, their determination to remain separate from those they consider “cattle” – whilst determined at the same time to live amongst them and leech off them – and most of all by their unswerving commitment to the support of any and all political schemes which weaken, corrupt, undermine and destroy the political and social fabrics of their host societies.

    But there is not, nor ever has been, a shred of any such wish for the slightest self-examination – let alone repentance or reform. Not a single word down through the ages of recognition of their extreme and remorseless moral guilt – let alone any apology. The only correct and unchanging translation of “tikkun olam” according to the facts of history is “Juden uber alles”.

    And for yourself, I am driven simply to ask, If you genuinely believe a word which Jesus Christ said, why do you not believe this ?:

    44 You belong to your father, the devil, and you want to carry out your father’s desires. He was a murderer from the beginning, not holding to the truth, for there is no truth in him. When he lies, he speaks his native language, for he is a liar and the father of lies.

    – John 8:44 – New International Version

    24And Pilate having seen that it availed nothing, but rather a riot is arising, having taken water, washed the hands before the crowd, saying, “I am guiltless of the blood of this man. For yourselves you will see.”

    25And all the people answering said, “His blood be on us, and on our children.”

    – Matt. 27:24,25 – Berean Literal Bible

  108. @Emslander

    All those values and many more are threatened by the unrestrained infiltration of foreign culture, bizarre political theory and moral deviationism

    And VERY deliberately so.

  109. @saggy

    The primary characteristic of fascism/Nazism is hatred of Jews

    This is nothing but childish and deeply simplistic nonsense, the frightening ignorance of which invalidates everything else you have said – which is in itself in any case entirely incorrect.

    • Replies: @saggy
  110. @Wizard of Oz

    Psalm 18/19

    [MORE]

    7 The law of the Lord is perfect, converting the soul;
    The testimony of the Lord is sure, making wise the simple;
    8 The statutes of the Lord are right, rejoicing the heart;
    The commandment of the Lord is pure, enlightening the eyes;
    9 The fear of the Lord is clean, enduring forever;
    The judgments of the Lord are true and righteous altogether.
    10 More to be desired are they than gold,
    Yea, than much fine gold;
    Sweeter also than honey and the honeycomb.
    11 Moreover by them Your servant is warned,
    And in keeping them there is great reward.

    12 Who can understand his errors?
    Cleanse me from secret faults.
    13 Keep back Your servant also from presumptuous sins;
    Let them not have dominion over me.
    Then I shall be blameless,
    And I shall be innocent of great transgression.

    14 Let the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart
    Be acceptable in Your sight,
    O Lord, my strength and my Redeemer.

    start by reading Genesis 19 while keeping in mind that the Lord came to fulfill the Law and the Prophets, not to abolish.

    then remember what 19 terrorists pulled off on that awful Sept. day.

    study the following while praying to the Good Lord to open your mind’s eye:

    https://ethiotewahido.blogspot.com/2020/08/behold-from-henceforth-all-generations.html

    may God help us all. good luck and Merry Christmas!

  111. Reaper says:
    @Rocha

    Brazil, like the most was not coerced to acquire loans.

    That was a long term decision, and part of that used for notable development, like built a new capital.
    Became a semi-developed country into the top 20 ww (top 12 now?).

    Had the opportunity in various times to treat the whole financial world, because if deny payments that put the financial system into risk – an advantage for the ones who have a very large debt.

    Anyway have (had before covid?) better standing in GDP/ debt than for example Japan, EU, USA.
    Situation is quite relative.

    • Replies: @Rocha
  112. Wally says:
    @brabantian

    Here’s a classic example of Jew arrogance, Jew lies, Jew denial of their own behavior as they once again bait others to enforce their horrendous agenda.

    Film / ‘Unmasked Judeophobia: The Threat to Civilization’
    see: Film calls anti-Semitism ‘threat to civilization’: https://forum.codoh.com/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=6895

    A telling excerpt:

    Wiesel, a Holocaust survivor who has dedicated his life to fighting anti-Semitism, opens the film. “Since 1945 I was not as afraid as I am now,” he says. “I’m afraid because anti-Semitism that I thought belonged to the past, somehow survived. I was convinced in ’45 that anti-Semitism had died with its Jewish victims at Auschwitz and Treblinka, but I see, no, the Jews perished but anti-Semitism in some parts of the world is flourishing.”

    Yet there is no proof of what he claims, in fact the claims are impossible.

    Remember, Jews have been pushing their ‘6,000,000’ lie since at least 1823, see newspaper records:
    Click on this & scroll down

    6 MILLION?

  113. gay troll says:
    @Wizard of Oz

    Paul is deeply fixated on sexual sin, including homosexuality. He is the thread that connects Jewish homophobia to Christian homophobia.

    It is hard not to view Paul’s attitude toward sex as a kind of jealousy. When Paul describes himself as an abortion or miscarriage, when he says he was given a thorn in his flesh as a herald of satan, when he says he has stigmata on his body, all these statements reflect a fundamental bodily insecurity. Perhaps Paul was an incel.

    • Replies: @Wizard of Oz
  114. Rocha says:
    @Reaper

    You do not understand what I am talking about! I am talking about the debt based financial system which was established with the setting up of the Bank of England where a do called representative government borrows money created out of thin air under the fractional reserve system by private bankers and has to pay it back with interest!
    Watch the Money masters if you want to understand how we are all enslaved to the financial system installed after the Reformation.

  115. @GeeBee

    The third is of course the legal apparatus.

    Indeed!

    The task of the matrix comprising these three crucial loci is to ‘manufacture consent’ for the Neo-Liberal orthodoxy that undergirds Finance Capitalism.

    Indeed again! Which is why control of money is the key. Remove control of money, especially the ability to produce it ad libitum, and all the rest dissolves.

    In the earlier comment you listed “advertising” alongside media, which I think is very perceptive. Most people, when they think of media, they understandably focus on news and commentary (which is bad enough). But the advertising component is potentially more pernicious because many people who never watch CNN or read the NYT will nevertheless watch their favorite sports (or even seemingly innocent entertainment shows about animals or history or what not). Many will also thumb through their favorite magazines, etc. And it’s here where the effects of manipulative advertising is most effective. No company intent on making good use of scarce dollars would waste money on advertising-as-social-control unless it was either tricked or rewarded.

    The endless supply of fake money is the source of it all – from the degenerate “entertainment” business through the vile media and all the way to the completely corrupted legal/political system. It is why any threat to money control is met with demonic ferocity, and once defeated is labeled as evil.

    Everything is inverted.

    Thanks to you and Mefobills and many others for the always thoughtful input.

    • Thanks: GeeBee
  116. @gay troll

    Paul has indeed lot to answer for. Strange that a highly prescriptive deity who gave hundreds of commands about mixing foods and dealing with crops etc should not have said anything about who does what and with which an to whom.

  117. Ace says:
    @Wizard of Oz

    The whole category of “authoritarian personalities” is meaningless. I encountered many officers and NCOs in the U.S. Army who were competent leaders and who exercised the authority given them in a judicious, restrained, sometimes humorous fashion. They were competent men who chose a career in the military because they liked the lifestyle and appreciated the opportunities available in a large organization. They were effective because they were competent and understood human nature not because they had the superficial authority to order others around. The advice to never issue an order you know won’t be obeyed comes to mind.

    Any of them who operated from a position that there are certainties in human behavior or combat operations would have been ineffective. As were those who looked out for themselves.

    Then there is the ethereal world of politics and academia. The article known as “small-minded prick” is another story entirely. As is “ambitious, dishonest grifter.” I don’t see authoritarianism as the threat per se but there is abundant evidence showing the existence of people who are psychologically unable to entertain challenges to their worldview or who know that what they espouse is a lie but are vicious in punishing their opponents to advance their short-term interests. Psychological feebleness and viciousness are more useful in understanding political behavior.

    I’m as right-wing as anybody but want only for others to decide for themselves what is best for them with government dedicated only to protecting our liberties, sealing the border, and enforcing the King’s Peace.

    • Agree: frontier
    • Thanks: Wizard of Oz
    • Replies: @Colin Wright
  118. geokat62 says:

    The fruit of the Frankfurt School’s labour…

    Cancel Culture Destroying Our Kids’ Future:

  119. @Ace

    ‘…people who are psychologically unable to entertain challenges to their worldview…’

    Now it’s unclear if you’re referring to ‘the authoritarian personality’ or many of the posters at Unz.

    • LOL: frontier
    • Replies: @Wizard of Oz
  120. @Colin Wright

    “challenges to their worldview…’

    You have sparked the thought that “worldview” seems to imply coherence but maybe world-views and their holders can be recategorised according to patterns of coherence and incoherence with varying degrees of certainty and passionate attachment.
    Just a start on thinking about that might be the mother of many who (though shrewd enough about the lies of small children) accepts the nesr perfection of all her blood, yet is quite a shrewd businesswoman.

  121. ‘You have sparked the thought that “worldview” seems to imply coherence but maybe world-views and their holders can be recategorised according to patterns of coherence and incoherence with varying degrees of certainty and passionate attachment.
    Just a start on thinking about that might be the mother of many who (though shrewd enough about the lies of small children) accepts the nesr perfection of all her blood, yet is quite a shrewd businesswoman.’

    Why don’t you polish that and resubmit it for a better grade?

  122. Nancy says:
    @anno nimus

    Indeed, pick your Master (two mutually exclusive choices).

  123. Awash says:
    @Scotist

    Thank you for explaining. On economic crisis and Bolshevism I meant the simultaneous existence of both. That is a particular historical combination.

  124. Djjjyddd says:

    Intellectuals gon’ intellectualize.

    Unable, or maybe unwilling, to describe, categorize, or even define FASCISM, they resorted to characterizing and identifying FASCISTS, which turned out even better for them. Now they can decide “who” and “whom” on all important matters using a simple survey, without any thorny matters of law, democracy, or ethics getting in the way. Some day this test may be replaced with something even more science-y, such as a cheek swab, or a retinal scan.

    At least the F-School F-scalers didn’t resort to the Hugo Boss fascism/fashion connection of the middle-brow Who/Whom deciders.

  125. Skeptikal says:
    @TheTrumanShow

    Yep, and the same goes for the assertion that that truth is always in the middle of the extremes.

    No, the “middle” is where people are rhetorically “allowed” to perch, regardless of where on a spectrum between “extremes” the “truth” actually lies.

    Indeed, the word “extreme” has itself been pejoratized, even though it actually has no meaning independent of the actual ideas that are consigned to being considered “extreme.”

    Who decides what ideas are “extreme”?

    People who want to avoid genuine discussions and instead aim to herd everyone into meaningless and powerless perching in the “middle.” Representing the supposed “middle” is actually a power play.

    Everything that is not “the middle” is the preemptively negatively valued “extreme.”

    • Replies: @Colin Wright
  126. Skeptikal says:
    @Majority of One

    That this disgusting bloody and cruel ritual is the *basis* of the Jews’ supposed covenant with God is, quite simply, a sick idea.

    What I know of how it is actually carried out makes it even more sick and disgusting.

    I think it affects not only the Jewish male psyche but also scars the mothers. I have written this elsewhere. This cabal of awful old men disempower the mother of her innate drive and responsibility to protect her infant, which is a mother’s deepest instinct, and also the subtext is that even though only a woman can create a child, we males are really in charge and you, woman, are nothing.

    Ugh.

    It is no wonder that both Jewish males and Jewish females are totally neurotic. But the whole thing—the whole religion— is also a scene of denial and therefore dysfunction, because the root of the problem is hidden and cannot be openly discussed, as in a family where everyone knows the mom is actually a “secret” alcoholic, or the dad is molesting the daughter, but no one talks about it. Because the whole spectacle is “holy.” Which is also really weird because Jews don’t really seem to worship any spiritual values but they are obsessed with this one act and it defines their relationship to God and to their cult.

    • Agree: Nisbe
  127. Skeptikal says:
    @GeeBee

    “We are indeed in a terrible place just now. ”

    And so many people just do not see it.
    They have been so deranged by their Trump hatred, their naive relief that Biden is stepping in, their addlement and befuddlement with the covid-19 craziness, that they just do not see the bigger underlying picture. And of course the underlying picture is not clear. It is something bad that is looming, taking shape slowly (even though “tips of the iceberg” are out there in plain sight) . . .

    I keep saying/thinking that I hope I am wrong, but I feel as though we are heading into some kind of end game.

  128. Skeptikal says:
    @Peripatetic Itch

    Soy products are everywhere, and soy is full of estrogen mimickers.
    Infant formulas are full of soy stuff.

    Do not consume soy products / “milk” / protein / flour, or any foods that contain soybean oil.

    https://www.westonaprice.org/soy-alert/

    • Agree: John Fisher
    • Thanks: TheTrumanShow
    • LOL: soll
  129. Skeptikal says:
    @Mefobills

    ” Singapore does something similar today, especially by paying its government workers a lot, to then keep corruption at bay.”

    Isn’t this kind of the traditional idea of a civil service?

    Where upstanding, people, highly educated for their specific branch of service, such as law, finance, education, engineering, diplomacy, etc. “serve” the people and the state and are well remunerated for their service? And no conflict of interest is allowed or tolerated (in the best case)?

    The blandishments of Wall Street, K Street, high-powered law firms etc. mean that anyone who takes the idea of being a civil servant seriously is considered a schlemiel, a fool. That is one reason why we have oligarchs such as Larry Summers, Tim Geithner, etc. in top advisory positions instead of genuine civil servants. These characters take a short stint in “public service” (for which they get all kinds of perks in addition to the actual salary) and then revolve back to their “day jobs.”

    It is logical that their loyalties are not to the state, or even, say, the president who hires them on for a while, but to their “home” industries and private firms.

    Even when he himself was president of Harvard University Larry Summers had no loyalty to the university.

    • Agree: Mefobills
    • Thanks: Majority of One
  130. @Skeptikal

    ‘People who want to avoid genuine discussions and instead aim to herd everyone into meaningless and powerless perching in the “middle.” Representing the supposed “middle” is actually a power play.

    ‘Everything that is not “the middle” is the preemptively negatively valued “extreme.”’

    But at the same time, the people who choose the extremes are often simply dodging the ambiguities and confusion that are part of reality.

    Consider a bad marriage. It’s easy to decide it’s the fault of that bad man, or of the wife.

    …but those of us who are familiar with such situations long ago came to realize the truth is more nuanced. Nobody is ever innocent — at most, it’s more the fault of one party than the other.

    So with reality in general — at least very often. Makes the snap judgements and certain stands tougher — but there it is.

    Now, the hard part is realizing that the nuance is there — most blacks aren’t actually bad, for example, just kind of dumb — and realizing that you’re going to have to advocate some kind of decisive action anyway.

    So much easier to just decide they’re all the devil. Then you could feel good about what you choose.

    But that’s a lie. It’s unfortunate — but that’s the case.

    • Replies: @Skeptikal
  131. @Skeptikal

    “Soy products are everywhere, and soy is full of estrogen mimickers.”

    In Thailand – a country known for its ladyboys, 100% soybean oil is the stir-fried cooking oil of choice, children’s soy-milk products are everywhere, and soybean oil is an ingredient in all manner of bottled and packaged products.

    Many thanks for the heads up and the link.

  132. @Skeptikal

    Do not consume soy products / “milk” / protein / flour, or any foods that contain soybean oil.

    Thanks for linking Weston A. Price!

    It is advisable to stay away from any/all vegetable oils.

    “No dietary change has ever been as deleterious to health as the advent of industrial seed oils, usually called “vegetable oils”; loaded with chemicals, intrinsically rancid, and lacking the many essential nutrients that humankind gets exclusively from animal fats like butter, lard, poultry fat, and tallow, they are a recipe for poor health.”

    – From Chapter 9 (Food) of “The Contagion Myth” by Tom Cowen, MD and Sally Fallon Morell.

    • Agree: Skeptikal
    • Replies: @Skeptikal
  133. Skeptikal says:
    @Colin Wright

    LOL.

    The UR’s self-appointed philosopher king once again delivers himself of a self-reinforcing lecture.

    CW’s Rules of Truth can safely be taken with grains of salt since he covered himself with glory on the issue of his granny’s putative diary of Germany 19933–39 over on the Irving thread.

  134. Anonymous[249] • Disclaimer says:
    @Reaper

    URGENT – MODERATOR: The docdroid.net link in the posting above is A MALWARE SITE that attempts to install malicious software on a user’s computer.

    The link does NOT actually go to an authentic .pdf file.

    Presumably, the poster was not aware of this problem.

    The docdroid.net link should be removed from the post. If this is difficult, the entire post should be removed, perhaps with an explanatory note to the poster.

  135. Stogumber says:

    We must not forget that “Adorno” starts with A and that is why the book was named “Adorno et alii”. In fact, the donor’s intentions (American Jewish Committee) and the psychometrical tests (Sanford and Levinson) were already fixed before Adorno contributed his variant of a theory developed by the authentic psychologist within the Francfort School, Erich Fromm. And Adorno was invited by Sanford and Levinson only because they already deemed him a soul brother.
    And of course, Adorno didn’t leave Germany with the Institute, but years later, after having tried to compromise with the government – he was regarded as doubtful by a lot of the early emigrants and was “saved” only by the friendshipf of Horkheimer which explains his lifelong devotion to Horkheimer.
    Thus the theory should not be explained too much by Adorno’s personality – only those turns and twists in the theory which cannot be traced back to the AJC, Sanford and Levinson on the one hand resp. Fromm on the other hand.

  136. soll says:
    @Mefobills

    Mefobills says: “Fascism is based on free enterprise”

    So Free Enterprise consists of price controls, uh? Hardly, “Free Enterprise.”

    Mefobills says: “The government issues/prints money and lends it interest free, as needed, to grow the economy and ultimately serve the citizens.”

    The Reichsbank still had interest rates, Hitler had no interest in monetary reform which is why he pushed Feder away and went along with Schacht.

    “National Socialist agitators led by Gottfried Feder had carried on a vicious campaign against private banking and against our entire currency system. Nationalization of banks, abolition of bondage to interest payments and introduction of state Giro ‘Feder’ money, those were the high-sounding phrases of a pressure group which aimed at the overthrow of our money and banking system.

    To keep this nonsense in check, I called a bankers’ council, which made suggestions for tighter supervision and control over the banks. These suggestions were codified in the law of 1934… by increasing the powers of the bank supervisory authority. In the course of several discussions, I succeeded in dissuading Hitler from putting into practice the most foolish and dangerous of the ideas on banking and currency harbored by his party colleagues.” — Hjalmar Schacht, “The Magic of Money” p. 49

    • Replies: @Mefobills
  137. Scotist says:

    “so far they have only raised behavior malfunctions and suicides”

    ‘at a global level, suicide has declined by 29% since 2000. Among most Western countries, rates have been falling for decades. In Britain, for instance, the rate peaked in 1934, during the Depression. But elsewhere, the decline has happened more recently. China’s rate started to come down in the 1990s; in Russia, Japan, South Korea and India rates have all fallen significantly in the past decade. Western Europe’s rate is still declining slowly. America is the big exception: its rate has risen by 18% this century. Twenty years ago, America’s rate was half China’s. Now it is twice China’s. But the net gain is still huge. The drop in the global rate has saved 2.8m lives since 2000.’

    ‘in America: suicide has risen most among middle-aged, white, poorly educated rural people’

    ‘if America restricted gun ownership, rates would almost certainly crash. America’s rate is twice Britain’s (which has tight gun controls), half America’s suicides are by firearm, and the difference in rates between states, which range from 26 per 100,000 each year in Montana to five in Washington, DC, is largely explained by variations in levels of gun ownership’

    https://www.economist.com/the-economist-explains/2018/11/30/why-the-global-suicide-rate-is-falling

    • Replies: @nokangaroos
    , @Ace
  138. @Scotist

    I was thinking of where they rule and where they implement their prescriptions – Sweden and US; in any case it was just an afterthought 😉

  139. Mefobills says:
    @soll

    The Reichsbank still had interest rates, Hitler had no interest in monetary reform which is why he pushed Feder away and went along with Schacht.

    Interest rates are not usury. Usury is a different animal.

    Good try anyway. Hitler became interested in money after listening to one of Feder’s speeches.

    Hitler pacified the industrialists and finance interests by bringing in Schacht. Also, Federer was given almost two years to come up with a plan, and he never did.

    Schacht’s mefobills worked, and he admitted to it in his book, the “magic of money.” In other words, Schacht’s position evolved over time.

    When the mefobill was DISCOUNTED, it found new debt free Reichsmarks. These reichsmarks then circulated in the economy with low friction until they were taken up by taxes. They also went on to pay down debts that were claiming interest.

    Lolbertarians and finance capitalists get all butt-hurt that national socialism economy was so successful and that there was no depression.

    National socialist Germany returned women to the home, built new homes and white goods (refrigerators and the like), created demand for new automobiles, built out highways and infrastructure, and generally pumped new purchasing power into the commons and industry.

    The comment you quote from Schacht was for banker consumption to calm people down. Take a look at what he actually did instead.

    • LOL: soll
    • Replies: @Mefobills
    , @Colin Wright
  140. Mefobills says:
    @Mefobills

    Also, when Schacht was fired by Hitler in 1938, it was because Schact was worried about a another inflation.

    All of that new purchasing power from Mefobills and Oeffabills was worrying to Schacht, even despite there being little price pressure.

    (Goods production and consumption came up at the same rate as new money.)

    Hitler was already thinking about war as evidence by Schacht’s firing. Any historian that doubts this needs to take a few moments and think about it carefully.

    Basically, if Hitler had listened closer to Schacht, the wizard could have created conditions to prevent war. He was already out-foxing the finance capitalists in wall-street and London.

  141. @Mefobills

    ‘…Schacht’s mefobills worked, and he admitted to it in his book, the “magic of money.” In other words, Schacht’s position evolved over time…’

    If you happen to have a link to an article that explains all this slowly and clearly in small words, I’d like a link. This is interesting.

    • Replies: @Mefobills
  142. Mefobills says:
    @Colin Wright

    If you happen to have a link to an article that explains all this slowly and clearly in small words, I’d like a link. This is interesting.

    There isn’t a link. The person who did the most to piece it together is Stephen Zarlenga, in his book, “The Lost Science of Money.”

    https://www.monetary.org/buy-the-book

    The book has acid free archival paper. Start reading the chapters on Gotfried Feder and Schacht.

    Hitler actually had two great economists advising him. Hjalmar Schacht and Fritz Reinhardt.

    Zarlenga doesn’t do Reinhardt enough service. Reinhardt very early on started pumping new purchasing power into the German economy, with 1Billion marks worth of “employment creation bills.” There were tax benefits that put purchasing power back into the pockets of labor, industry, agriculture, and even employment for domestic help (women returning to the home).

    There were marriage bonus loans of 1,000 marks to then kick start a baby-boom.

    Schacht was put in charge of controlling the money and capital markets. This was necessary as finance capitalists were running their gambits with currency shorts, bear raids, and other sophisticated usury (((schemes))) that only Schacht could counter.

    Bills of Credit were used in the American Colonies in order to pump purchasing power into the economy to get things going. NSDAP did basically the same thing with their bill system, but with a twist.

    The work drafts issued by Reinhardt were debt free Feder money. The MEFO and Oeffa bills were basically debt free purchasing power. Again, and this is important, when the bills were discounted they found new Reichsmarks issued from the Reichsbank.

    Double entry ledger mechanics at the Reichsbank were satisfied as the bill would come onto the ledger as an asset, while the new Reichsmarks were the banks liability.

    The economist Guillebaud estimated an upper limit of 15 Billion marks of all types of bills used to finance public works.

    Even this number falls short, as once a MEFO bill was discounted, the new Reichsmarks floated in the economy debt free, doing who knows what number of transactions. I would give it a leverage ratio of at least three in terms of purchasing power … no wonder Schacht was worried about inflation.

    Between 33 and 38 government tax uptake almost tripled. The thing is, the economy also boomed simultaneously.

    Buy the book, and read up, then come back to UNZ and ask me specific questions. I check in every now and then.

    • Thanks: John Regan
  143. Saxon says:

    It doesn’t matter if you can show that this applies more to the leftists/zionists/whatever in the current year. They don’t care. The entire purpose of The Authoritarian Personality was to psychopathologize European ethnocentrism (and only European ethnocentrism) and to do so by a daisy chain of self-referential credentialed types promoting it in the same way described by Kevin MacDonald in the Culture of Critique when it came to how Freudian psychoanalysis or Boasian anthropology were boosted.

    • Agree: nokangaroos
  144. Ace says:
    @Majority of One

    The church is not the only institution that hit upon the idea of adopting local festivals and beliefs. I believe the buddhists spread out of India and through China by incorporating local customs and festivals. An interesting contrast to the approach contemplated by the Great Reset swine. “Shut up and take what we dish up” apparently. Or what occurs in communist revolutions.

    The rebirth of spring was made for adoption by people teaching resurrection and renewal. However, the oddity of a deity who would subject His son to unspeakable torture and death is hard to accept. Jesus caused a sensation merely with his healing and incredible wisdom about human nature. So why the crucifixion?

    The reality is that humans are not in control and that prayer is futile, no more effective than spinning a roulette wheel marked with supplications. Man has attained a great deal of control by cleverness but the Western nations have been easy prey for the god of war and of arithmetic (pensions, social security, debt, inflation).

    Man is simply ungovernable and however implausible a living God who is indifferent to man may be it’s not nearly as ridiculous as the idea that smart people can fix things if just given sufficient political or economic power. But that’s where we are. And a LOT of people are beginning to smell the rot.

    We did, however, sell our birthright for a mess of pottage. What a Great Awakening might entail now I don’t know. Perhaps a rejection of our libertinism,crassness, lunacy, and fixation with the ad hominem.

    PS – fundamentalism is not necessarily the province of the semi-literate, as you describe them. (“Semi-literate” covers a lot of territory, let it be said.) The Puritans were exceptionally well educated and not unreasonably asked where authority for certain practices was to be found in scripture. Like constitutional originalists in our time.

  145. Ace says:
    @Scotist

    I read a long time ago that if you control for race white Americans have rates of gun-related crime below that of white Europeans. I have no source. Maybe Pat Buchanan….

  146. @Ghali

    Not sure concerning what you assert about Adorno, but I do know that the early Fascist movement in Italy, and the Mussolini government after it first came to power, were strongly supported by rich capitalist Jews of the industrial north of Italy. Anti-Semitism was not part of the Italian Fascist platform before the eventual alliance with Nazi Germany, which ultimately pressured Mussolini to adopt the anti-Semitic “racial laws” in 1938, sixteen years after the Fascists first gained power. But clearly the rich Jews of Northern Italy thought their interests were in better hands with Mussolini than with the communists or socialists, and since Il Duce and other prominent right-wing Italians (e.g., the poet D’Annunzio) seemed well-disposed towards Jews (Mussolini’s children had a Jewish governess and he himself had a Jewish mistress), they had no reason, at first, to fear anti-Semitism from the Fascists.

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