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From the New York Review of Books:

Notes on a Mugging
Adam Shatz

My attackers came out of nowhere on a familiar street and didn’t even take my wallet. But they robbed me of something: a New Yorker’s self-assurance.

January 7, 2022

There is something morbidly instructive about being beaten up by people who are obviously relishing your humiliation. To read about the pleasure people have taken in cruelty is not the same as experiencing it firsthand.

Before I was set upon, assaulted, and robbed, at roughly 9:15 PM, a half-block from my girlfriend A.’s building in Chelsea, December 17 had been a rather good day. I’d outlined one of the last chapters of my book on Frantz Fanon [radical West Indian author of The Wretched of the Earth and Black Skin, White Masks] and felt a surge of adrenaline about the work ahead. … As I walked to A.’s building, I put on my headphones to listen to the rest of a podcast conversation with my friend Randall Kennedy, about his new book on race and civil rights, Say It Loud. Randy’s voice was the last thing I heard as I turned right on West Seventeenth Street and Ninth Avenue, where my attackers were lying in wait. …

They were three young men, barely old enough to be called that—sixteen or seventeen, I would guess. Then, almost immediately, I was on the pavement.

I don’t know if I was jumped or if I was thrown to the ground. What I remember is a thud, the sound of my body meeting the concrete. As soon as I fell, they began to take turns kicking and punching me, in my stomach, my uppermost thigh, and the right side of my waist (an especially vulnerable place for me, since I have chronic lower back pain, and it had been flaring up in the previous few weeks).

They didn’t say anything; nothing, at any rate, that I can recall. What I do remember is their laughter. They were chuckling among themselves as I absorbed the blows. Their voices sounded youthful and immature, and they moved like gangling teenagers. But they knew something that had never occurred to me: that my prone, defenseless body could be the source of considerable entertainment. Two of my assailants were black; the third I barely saw. I think they were wearing masks, and they might have been wearing hats.

And that’s about where the paywall blocks further reading, but good for the New York Review of Books for putting the paywall after the victim mentions the race of his attackers.

In general, society encouraging masked men to roam the streets at the same time society is also encouraging blacks to feel extremely aggrieved toward whites is a recipe for, well, this.

“You, of all people,” a writer friend said to me after the attack, alluding to my writing on jazz and racial injustice, as if there were a cruel irony in the choice of target. But I don’t see much irony in being attacked: my writing was simply irrelevant in this situation. Oddly enough, perhaps, I don’t even feel attacked personally. The young men who brutalized me were not targeting me so much as a symbol they took me to represent.

The question is, what kind of symbol.

Tough question … Just a guess, but judging from what I’ve been hearing on TV since May 25, 2020, maybe they view you as a symbol of Whiteness. Or of White Privilege. Or, who knows, of White Supremacy.

At first, I puzzled over this, finding a kind of consolation in analytic detachment about my attackers’ possible motives. The morning of the attack, I had revisited Fanon’s famous essay on violence, in which he describes the “dreams of aggressive vitality” of men “penned in” by colonialism: their fantasies of revenge against their oppressors, of taking their places, sleeping with their wives.

I’m not inclined to see my attackers as the wretched of the earth, much less to glamorize their violence as a kind of misdirected resistance to oppression. What happened was an act of senseless cruelty, not of social protest. But in their eyes, I might have symbolized the white, middle-class world that excluded them, providing a convenient target for their anger. In any event, the desire to make oneself strong by making others feel weak, to act out “dreams of aggressive vitality” at someone else’s expense, this desire has to be incubated somewhere. We are not born with it,

Sure we are not.

any more than we are born with a desire to shoot people in schools.

And we all know mass shootings are overwhelmingly a white male thing, so that’s even.

My attackers had escaped into the housing project on West Seventeenth, and the police seemed to think that they lived there. Perhaps, having known too much violence, alienation, and powerlessness in their own lives

Such as being forced to live in Chelsea in Lower Manhattan amongst all the economic desolation and lack of jobs.

, they had found an exhilarating rush of power by lashing out at a perceived beneficiary of privilege whose vulnerability in that moment made him a soft target.

Or perhaps not. After all, the vast majority of people who grow up in such conditions do not turn to violence, and, in fact, are far more likely than people like me to become its victims. What is more, the urban poor have no monopoly over acts of arbitrary aggression, which may have less to do with social marginalization than with the violent nihilism and unhinged machismo that have become distressingly common in America generally, whether in the form of fraternity hazings, mass shootings, or invasions of the Capitol. As H. Rap Brown once said, “violence is as American as cherry pie.”

When Allen Ginsberg was mugged, in 1974, he “went down shouting Om Ah Hum,” then “rose from the cardboard mattress thinking Om Ah Hum/didn’t stop em enough.” My reflex is to turn for reassurance to sociology rather than Buddhism, but with equally disappointing results. I do not know my attackers any more than they know me; I can’t begin to judge why they chose me. Their attack is, in some sense, inexplicable.

Middle-aged white man is beaten up black youths who laugh uproariously. Sociology is completely baffled by this inexplicable event.

Twelve days after the attack, Officer R. called to tell me of a break in my case. One of the attackers had been caught following me on a surveillance camera. An arrest had been made, the suspect had talked, and the police were closing in on two other suspects. I would have to stop by the station to look at some photographs and indicate if I could identify a group of young men whom I hardly saw and do not know but who have marked me in some lasting, perhaps even permanent, way. Friends have declared the arrest to be “great news,” but I don’t feel triumphant. While I don’t want anyone else to be victimized by my attackers, my mood isn’t vengeful or angry. If they can be rehabilitated eventually, so much the better.

I can judge their actions, however, and I believe that punishment of some kind is in order. I’m no abolitionist radical when it comes to tackling crimes of violence. And yet, as the days pass, I’m thinking less and less about them, and more about what happened to me, which cannot be changed even if they are punished.

That was clever rhetorical ploy intended to confuse the conventional BLM-supporting NYRoB subscribers. He now wants to talk about how psychologically damaged he remains by the crime against him, so he frames it in terms of “What’s the use of punishment?”

I’m thinking about the person I was before the attack, the person I might become in its aftermath, and how much control, if any, I have over this conversion.

My body is intact. Although I still wake up early in the morning with sharp pains in my back and side, I know these will subside, and I will be back to “normal.”

Don’t count on it. As you get middle-aged, much less old, you don’t spring back 100% from every physical trauma anymore.

I am swimming again, and oddly, my lower back even feels somewhat better than it did before the attack. But my body is now a body that has been assaulted. I look in the mirror more often, as if seeking confirmation that I am physically as strong, as inviolable, as I had thought. On the street, I already feel warier, more watchful; my body responds with jerky, sudden movements if I hear something behind me, or see a person who seems like a potential threat. But who is a potential threat? I’ve always thought I had a fair system in place for making these judgments, one that was reasonably free of bias, but my body may turn out to have a mind of its own; a different, more volatile system.

In other words, don’t blame me for being prejudiced against black youths, blame my beaten up body.

A former professor of mine, a black woman and a Marxist, told me she has always walked around at night with her German shepherd, and she advised me to get one. I’m giving it some thought.

So, bottom line is … yes, he did get mugged by reality and he kind of knows it.

 
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  1. Author relaxed around blacks. That’s a shame.

  2. this is the behavior of a subspecies

    • Replies: @jamie b.
    , @Bardon Kaldlan
  3. Continue reading
    for just \$1 an issue.

    No thanks, I’ve heard it all before.

    • LOL: Lurker
  4. Anon[378] • Disclaimer says:

    Hmmm…Shatz eh? I wonder who the market is for that book?

  5. ic1000 says:

    > Two of my assailants were black; the third I barely saw.

    Doubtlessly white. At least it was a multiracial assembly, kinda West Side Story when I think about it.

    > I think they were wearing masks, and they might have been wearing MAGA hats.

    Fanon admirer and lefty dilettante Adam Shatz proves that light skin is not a disqualifier for writing dark comedy.

    • LOL: mc23
    • Replies: @Trelane
    , @silviosilver
  6. We’re not far from the point where mention of the race of criminals is held to be systematic racism, and thus, taboo, unless, of course, the criminals in question are white.

    • Replies: @Trevor
  7. Adam Shatz

    Rectum? Nearly killed ‘im !

    I don’t know if I was jumped or if I was thrown to the ground. What I remember is a thud, the sound of my body meeting the concrete. As soon as I fell, they began to take turns kicking and punching me, in my stomach, my uppermost thigh, and the right side of my waist (an especially vulnerable place for me, since I have chronic lower back pain, and it had been flaring up in the previous few weeks).

    That is a rather pleasing paragraph. Thank you, Adam.

    • Replies: @JimDandy
  8. nglaer says:

    I read the rest of the piece. Some interesting facts: not only a Fanon expert, but his girlfriend is black and Puerto Rican. He mentions but does not go into Fanon’s encouragement of “anti-colonial” violence as a necessary cleansing cure for the psyches of the oppressed. He is not opposed to the punishment of his attackers, though he feels they have been deprived. One was arrested, more arrests likely.

  9. nglaer says:

    I read the rest of the piece. Some interesting facts: Not only is he a Fanon expert, but his girlfriend is black and Puerto Rican. He mentions but does not go deeply into Fanon’s writings about the psyche cleansing benefits of “anti-colonial” violence He doesn’t mind that his attackers are punished. — though he feels they are deprived. One was arrested, more arrests probably to come.

  10. Flip says:

    We have an Amy Biehl candidate this year already.

    • LOL: Bardon Kaldian
  11. Trelane says:

    We live in a country under the siege of psychological warfare and only the ruling elite has the power to do this to us.

    This guy had it coming to him. He’s lucky it wasn’t worse.

    • Agree: AndrewR
    • Replies: @AnotherDad
  12. Daniel H says:

    I know, one can pick and choose all day long, but this one really gets me. NYC, Manhattan, teenage Puerto Rican girl working the cash register at Burger King, slaughtered by a masked, black. Seems like the slaughter was an afterthought. She gave him all the money in the register he turned to leave, but at the last second turned and shot her in the chest.

    I feel that this is certain, if all order breaks down at the least hispanics will fight back.

    https://nypost.com/2022/01/09/video-captures-thief-pointing-gun-in-fatal-nyc-burger-king-robbery/

  13. Kylie says:

    Zero sympathy for this clueless jerk who lacks situational awareness and self awareness.

    • Agree: HammerJack
  14. Trelane says:
    @ic1000

    The Van Buren boys no doubt.

    • LOL: Muggles
  15. SafeNow says:

    He says he was prone, and says that they were kicking him in the stomach. Where is his stomach located? Small of his back? Shoulder blades? Inside his butt?

  16. @MEH 0910

    This dude has “target” written all over him.

    Sadly.

    I feel bad for him. Yes, he is far too stupid and stubborn and self-centered to admit or realize its his own fault and politics this happened to him. But as a fellow human, I feel pit for him, and hope he realizes his errors as he recovers.

    May God bless him, have mercy on him, and bring him to the Truth.

    • Agree: J1234, AKAHorace
  17. Wokechoke says:

    He’s going use this like a badge of virtue of course. Look got mugged and I didn’t become racist.

    • Agree: Kronos
    • Replies: @silviosilver
  18. Mr. Anon says:

    In general, society encouraging masked men to roam the streets at the same time society is also encouraging blacks to feel extremely aggrieved toward whites is a recipe for, well, this.

    Yeah…….Who did that?

    https://www.unz.com/isteve/masks-are-good/

    • LOL: Yancey Ward
  19. Mr. Anon says:
    @MEH 0910

    Well that explains why those guys beat him up. They thought he was Max Boot.

  20. JimDandy says:
    @Jenner Ickham Errican

    Wow, just wow. I was wondering if some childish philistine would actually go there with reveling in how he probably also “Shatz his pants” or whatever during that horrific mugging. Thanks, Jenner, I thought it was going to have to be me.

    Just Some Of The Wisdom Of Adam Shatz:

    “In​ ‘Is America by Nature a Violent Society?’ (1968), her critique of the racism ‘inherent’ in American life, Hannah Arendt wrote:

    the real danger is not [Black] violence but the possibility of a white backlash of such proportions as to be able to invade the domain of regular government. Only such a victory at the polls could stop the present policy of integration. Its consequence would be unmitigated disaster – the end, perhaps not of the country, but certainly of the American Republic.

    Arendt, though hardly blind to her adoptive country’s flaws, could be accused of an immigrant’s naivety. After all, ‘white backlash’ had been present in ‘the domain of regular government’ since the defeat of the South in the Civil War. D.W. Griffith’s Birth of a Nation was the first film screened at the White House, during Woodrow Wilson’s presidency (Wilson was a supporter of the Ku Klux Klan). The Southern ‘Dixiecrats’ had a seat at the table in FDR’s administration, allowing them to ensure that Black people were excluded from the New Deal and Fair Deal. White anger later found a grim and calculating ally in Richard Nixon, with his ‘Southern strategy’, his appeals to the ‘silent majority’ and his calls for ‘law and order’ in America’s cities.

    Yet no American president has so flagrantly pandered to white grievance as Donald Trump…. Going high is what happens when you ascend to heaven. On earth, you do what it takes to win – and in politics it takes a bully. ”

  21. Danindc says:

    People need to start wearing “not white” signs around their neck akin to “no radio”

    • LOL: Coemgen
  22. @MEH 0910

    you can’t make this stuff up folks

  23. @MEH 0910

    Anti-semitic attack, bad; anti-white attack, meh.

  24. @AndrewR

    “Headphones [whilst] walking outside?”

    Listening to a black opportunist whilst surging with adrenaline about his outline for a book on another black opportunist. Johnny-One-Note. Does this obviously Jewish guy even qualify as a polar bear? Steve should get back to his pitch for PyGmIeS iN mY HoUsE!

    “No situational awareness.”

    At a minimum. The pampered Trotskyites seem unaware that they are lapsing into self-parody. Humorless harpies.

    “Many such cases”

    Will there be mass self-immolation when they realize all of their passions have been underwritten by the most vicious and cutthroat capitalists? Unfortunately, no.

  25. songbird says:

    Don’t all schoolkids in NYC gets a tree subway pass? Wonder how much this idea that education should be k-12 for everyone contributes to muggings.

  26. His assuredness in big government is stronger than ever.

  27. I think they were wearing masks…

    Well, he’s safe from Omicron!

    …and they might have been wearing hats.

    So not doing the safety dance.

    Notes on a Mugging
    Adam Shatz

    Adam probably shat, alright. The panphonetic (panphoneic? panphonetigrammic?) headline is catnip for anagrammatists:

    Notes on a Mugging = Ongoing stun game. Augmenting goons. Niggas gunmen, too. Ongoing mutagens.

    But it can make one hungry:

    Eggnog mountains. Tonguing mangoes. Nutmeg, gin on sago. Tuna egg gin moons. Out among ginseng. Man guts onion, egg.

    • LOL: Escher
  28. Maybe it was the murse.

  29. @MEH 0910

    I was already smiling at “Fanon expert” and then began chuckling at “my friend, Randall Kennedy,” but that photo… OMG. What a great, feel-good story to start off the new year! Many more!

    • Replies: @Tires
  30. anon[408] • Disclaimer says:
    @MEH 0910

    In the words of the immortal Heartiste: “this, this is the face he chooses to show to the world.”

  31. Guys. Bob Saget was found dead in his hotel room.

    For those who are too young to remember, he was the dad on “Full House” and hosted “America’s Funniest Home Videos.”

    Damn. Freaking shocking.

  32. Michelle says:

    Years ago, over 30, I was a passenger on a bus. Two Black teens got on the bus. Their shoes and pant legs were covered in blood. They had obviously been kicking the ever loving shit out of someone. They were filled with adrenaline and glee. One of the boys stated “Man, that felt hella good!”

    • Replies: @Anonymous
  33. DR. Φ says: • Website

    Archive.vn to the rescue!

    https://archive.fo/Edax8

    • Thanks: MEH 0910
  34. Dan Smith says:

    He seems not to realize they could have easily killed him.

  35. usNthem says:

    Gee, I wonder if his beat down at the hands and feet of magical negroids will make him a race realist. Nah.

    • Replies: @Meretricious
    , @bro3886
  36. JimDandy says:
    @JohnnyWalker123

    We went down fully boosted. That’s the important thing.

  37. Jack D says:

    It’s time again to bring out the story that Mayor Koch used to tell the last time crime in NYC was bad:

    There was a criminal court judge in NYC who was mugged right in the midst of a trial of some other muggers and the mugging made the newspapers. The next time court was in session, the judge made a brief speech to the effect that, “Some of you may have heard that I have been the victim of a street robbery. I would like to assure everyone here that in no way will I allow this event to have any influence on my rulings in this case or on any sentence that I may impose on the defendants in the event that they are found guilty.” As soon as he completed this speech, an old lady in the visitor’s gallery (perhaps one of the friends or relatives of one of the crime victims) yelled out, “Well then mug him again!”.

    • LOL: Wade Hampton
  38. @AndrewR

    My first thought as well. And not just for potential assaults; there’s right-turning cars, overhead construction work, couriers dashing out of buildings. There’s all sorts of stuff happening in a city that bobos-in-paradise like Adam Shatz should be alert to. And then there’s casual friendliness with people we encounter: how ya doing, etc. , versus putting on goddam headphones for a walk down the block.

    These people are just precious.

  39. Wilkey says:
    @JohnnyWalker123

    He was also the voice of the dad on “How I Met Your Mother,” which could careen from endearing to to annoying in the space of a Neil Patrick Harris ejaculation (the show itself, not Saget’s voice).

    Interesting that he died in a hotel room. Why is it that so many celebrities seem to die in hotel rooms? Is it simply because they spend so much of their lives in hotel rooms, or are there other reasons, as well? Stress from travel? Increased drug and alcohol use while on the road?

    • Replies: @Reg Cæsar
  40. Mr. Anon says:
    @JohnnyWalker123

    I wonder what he died of. Suddenness? Suddenness seems to be catching these days.

    • Replies: @JimDandy
  41. @MEH 0910

    Wow! That’s an all-timer. Combination of Nosferatu and Trotsky, while the absence of normally disgusting unkempt facial hair is somehow more unnerving with reptile-like smoothness. I fully expect that this dude has an extraordinarily long forked tongue.

    Steve ends at the paywall, but I’d bet a million that the piece meanders on to explaining how his attack by black yuffs was the result of the ghosts of slavery, Jim Crow, Confederate statues, Trump’s America, the filibuster, rising neofascism and serial losses in the War on Christmas. “Why would white people do this to him, a fellow white?” he will ask in the ultimate paragraph.

    These wildin’ out young bruthas did us all a favor.

    I say “Writ of Boys Will be Boys GRANTED! Case DISMISSED!”

  42. @JohnnyWalker123

    There is going to be a lot of this over the next 20 years.

    People die in their 60s and 70s all the time. We are not really doing very well on the life-extension/quality-of-life front. And 21st-century Americans are not a particularly healthy lot to begin with.

    At the end of it, an enormous cohort of white American Boomers with <2.0 TFR will be gone, vanished. Their children and grandchildren will be adrift in a very different country.

    • Replies: @RadicalCenter
  43. Mike Tre says:
    @JohnnyWalker123

    His standup was awful. Gratuitously crude to ill effect, and then there was his boast about walking out of the delivery room with his newborn daughter offering anyone in the room the chance to finger her for a dollar or something like that.

  44. @AndrewR

    Headphones while walking outside? No situational awareness. Many such cases.

    The yuffs could have planned the whole thing out loud within an arms length of him and he wouldn’t have known what was coming.

    It’s like a spring lamb trotting around with a little jar of mint jelly tied around its neck.

    • Agree: sayless
  45. @AndrewR

    Headphones while walking outside? No situational awareness. Many such cases.

    I remember one several decades ago where a White woman, 20+ y/o, was walking in Oak Park, IL, the town that voluntarily voted themselves a handgun ban in the 1980s, was wearing Sony Walkman type headphones when a Black! decided to rob her by going up to her and hitting her as hard as he could in the head.

    She died. The story showed up on the front of the Chicago Sun-Times with a picture of the headphones on the ground.

    • Replies: @AndrewR
    , @AceDeuce
  46. @Wilkey

    Why is it that so many celebrities seem to die in hotel rooms?

    Havana syndrome.

    • Replies: @Jack D
  47. @MEH 0910

    Not their fault, that is the most punchable face I have seen in years.

  48. @AndrewR

    This situational awareness business is overrated.

    I don’t wear headphones. I don’t talk on my cell phone. I “check my six” when I hear people come up from behind.

    I was doing my medically prescribed brisk pace geezer walk on a combined bike/walking trail when a young Jennifer Lawrence wannabe jogged past me by inches.

    Having a 5’11” slender woman in yoga pants come up from behind and glide past is certainly preferable to what happened to this dude. But it could have been a trio of exuberant youths coming up to beat me senseless, especially if they were moving fast and not making much noise.

    I don’t know how to guard against such a thing.

  49. DudeMan says:
    @MEH 0910

    Now that is a face just screaming out to be punched.

  50. Jack D says:
    @Reg Cæsar

    First of all that they spend more time in hotel rooms than most people (traveling from city to city giving shows on tour, filming movies on location, making publicity appearances for movies and books, etc.).

    2nd being alone in a hotel room can be depressing. You might consume more drugs and/or alcohol than you normally would at home or even kill yourself.

    3rd, even if there is no foul play, there is often no one around to observe your distress and call 911 – they find you good and dead the next day.

    • Agree: ScarletNumber
    • Replies: @Je Suis Omar Mateen
  51. BUBBA says:
    @The Last Real Calvinist

    Thanks for the link – news like this just further enrages the latino community even more against blacks. I guess it’s just a small matter of time before the violent, murderous latino gangs like MS-13 start moving the blacks out of NYC using accurate gunfire (and also in other cities) as was done in Compton. These gangs from Central America have far more desperate violent recruits with our open borders right now.

    BTW – her mother sounds like a lunatic pimp who probably thinks she hit ghetto lottery. It is abuse to force your daughter (at any age) to work graveyard shift in a fast food restaurant these days.

    • Replies: @Reg Cæsar
  52. Never again! Unless it’s by blacks — That would be acceptable.

  53. Winston Moseley, murderer of Kitty Genovese, as well as the perpetrator of other horrific crimes (check his Wikipedia entry), felt that, if you look at it the right way, he was the real victim. As he explained at his first parole hearing, “For a victim outside, it’s a one-time or one-hour or one-minute affair, but for the person who’s caught, it’s forever.”

    Moseley explained that his motive for the attack was simply “to kill a woman”, saying he preferred to kill women because “they were easier and didn’t fight back”. He stated that he got up that night around 2 a.m., leaving his wife asleep at home, and drove through Queens to find a victim.

    Much the same is probably true of the assailants of Adam Shatz. Just look at that punchable face, and walking around Manhattan with headphones on–it’s simply too inviting.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Murder_of_Kitty_Genovese#Winston_Moseley

    • Replies: @Jack D
  54. @MEH 0910

    MEH, the eyes and the glasses reminds me of the cartoon faces of japs on WWII posters. Thanks for the link.

  55. “I had revisited Fanon’s famous essay on violence, in which he describes the “dreams of aggressive vitality” of men “penned in” by colonialism: their fantasies of revenge against their oppressors, of taking their places, sleeping with their wives.”

    Fanon was a Commie wog and like all of them motivated by shame at the abject, dissolute incompetence of his people, but he was not without insight.

    Shatz managed to work in a January 6 reference, well done, but no Emmett Till? Tsk, tsk.

  56. @Jack D

    Lol. No, Saget died because he got triple-tapped by President Trump’s tiny little prick. How do I know this? Cuz no cause of death was announced.

    Harmful and Defective: the Prick is 1,100% harmful to Americans above age 50 and I can show you the maths that prove it.

    Y’all got PLAYED.

  57. Jack D says:
    @Alec Leamas (working from home)

    No, it’s fun to engage your fantasy, but Steve has now summarized the article to the end and someone has given the link to the full article. He doesn’t say anything like that. Maybe those boys kicked some sense into him?

    He hopes that the criminals (at least one of whom has been caught, but his inability/unwillingness to identify them will lessen the chances of prosecution esp. with the new DA) will be punished but somehow rehabilitated (a remnant of a touching liberal notion). He is considering the suggestion of his friend the black female Marxist that he get a German Shepherd dog to accompany him on his nighttime strolls. The end.

    • Replies: @Sick 'n Tired
  58. @Inquiring Mind

    Inqui, walk backwards. \$50 co-pay please.

  59. Ralph L says:

    Uppermost thigh? How many does he have?

    • LOL: sayless
  60. Jack D says:
    @Harry Baldwin

    Moseley was originally sentenced to death – the judge averred that he’d be glad to personally pull the switch on Ol’ Sparky. When the death penalty was retroactively abolished for all existing murders by the US Supreme Ct this was converted to a life sentence and combined with his sentence for the additional crimes he committed after his escape, Mosely served 52 years and died in prison.

    The guys who mugged Shatz are not going to spend a day in prison. Under the new DA it’s going to get bargained down to a misdemeanor and they will get probation. If it’s a 1st offense or a juvenile offense it’s going to be wiped off their record like it never happened.

    • Replies: @Meretricious
  61. @JohnnyWalker123

    First Norm MacDonald, now Bob Saget. I rewatched the movie Dirty Work (Saget directed it) recently and forgot how funny it was and how many funny people they had in it. It’s far better than any comedy released in the last 15+ years.

    • Replies: @Danindc
  62. “Powerlessness”? A black yute today had eight years during his most formative period seeing a black president celebrated every day, his beautiful wife on the cover of magazines at the check out aisle of the convenience stores his family members took him to. Those three criminals have probably enjoyed greater material security in their lives to date than 90% of people who ever lived. They don’t feel powerless.

  63. mc23 says:

    White Privlege?- Walking the street at night in an urban area while listening on headphones.

    His mother would want to smack him in the head.

  64. @Jack D

    Hopefully Shatz sees his beating as kust being part and parcel of living in a big city and stays in NYC, with his fellow ilk who think like him. He’s probably the talk of his friend’s circle and will get invited to more progressive dinner parties so he can enthrall them with his ordeal, while forgiving his attackers and trying to understand life if he was in their shoes. Better remain in the city with his liberal friends and their feral pets, than move out to the country and be surrounded by gun owning, Trump loving, truck driving, racist rednecks.

    • Replies: @Wade Hampton
    , @AndrewR
  65. @usNthem

    everyone [besides Negroes] in New York City is a race realist, especially this poor Jew who was viciously mugged. While he may pray for these punks at synagogue, at home he’ll have more accurate words for them I can’t print here

    • Replies: @Harry Baldwin
    , @J
  66. @Jack D

    OT: Steve, this black Manhattan DA seems to be as stupid as Michelle Obama, both of whom are “Harvard” Law School grads.

    • Replies: @Nicholas Stix
  67. Danindc says:
    @Sick 'n Tired

    It was decent. Step brothers, MacGruber, Division 3- Football’s Finest and many others are much funnier.

  68. If the assailants were all wearing masks, how was one identified on video and how would Shatz be of use to a line-up?

    • Replies: @james wilson
  69. @The Last Real Calvinist

    This story enraged me.

    It’s a personal thing with me, and probably not fair or consistent on my part, but I feel a special revulsion when I read about these convenience store and fast food workers or baristas who are murdered while doing their jobs.

    Here we have essentially a child, working the grave yard shift at Burger King, executed by yet another black criminal after she had handed over the meagre about of cash in the till.

    And our “elites” – many of whom have probably never worked an honest day’s work in their lives or never held a position which hadn’t been handed to them because of affirmative action – don’t give half a damn about atrocities like this. I mean, she’s just a “burger flipper” right? I really despise how every body in this country full of paper pushers and grifters and government check collectors makes fun of the people who bring them their food at 2 am after a night of getting drunk or high or whatever.

    And this is the same week we learned an incoming black DA in Manhattan is going to treat ARMED ROBBERY as a misdemeanor. Good timing huh? I mean, this piece of **** murderer would have received the equivalent of a reckless driving citation if he wasn’t such a cruel imbecile and murdered this kid. Never mind the psychological affect of being robbed at gunpoint can have on a victim.

    I wonder if they’ll bury this monster under the jail like they did those guys in Georgia?

    Her family will get a modest workers’ compensation pay out (killed on the job), but surely not the 26 million George Floyd’s “family” which he never cared about received after he died of an overdose while getting arrested.

  70. @BUBBA

    BTW – her mother sounds like a lunatic pimp who probably thinks she hit ghetto lottery. It is abuse to force your daughter (at any age) to work graveyard shift in a fast food restaurant these days.

    “…her mother, Kristie Nieves, 36, said in Spanish through friend and translator Nathalie Pagan.”

    Her name starts with K and she only speaks Spanish? Which doesn’t have such a letter!

    • Agree: northeast
    • Replies: @slumber_j
  71. The real shocker of this story is that Shatz has a girlfriend. I mean, come on, look at him.

    • Replies: @Reactive Reaction
  72. @Daniel H

    Daniel H wrote:

    I feel that this is certain, if all order breaks down at the least hispanics will fight back.

    And I hear that most of them are clear as to whether they are males or females.

    • Replies: @Jack P
  73. Abe says:

    So, bottom line is … yes, he did get mugged by reality and he kind of knows it.

    So you’re saying maybe he Goetz it after all?

    “No matter where you come from, what stage of life you’re at, or which stories you tell yourself at night for it to all make sense. When you’re ready for buck breaking again, America, we’ll be there.”

  74. @ic1000

    They were three young men, barely old enough to be called that—sixteen or seventeen, I would guess.

    How did he know they were all male? He says he couldn’t tell what race the third person was, but race is easier to determine than sex, so how did he know it was a male?

    .

    • LOL: Bardon Kaldian
  75. @JimDandy

    during that horrific mugging

    Or comical mugging, even.

    Shatz’s blow-by-blow account reminds me of an old Sol Rosenberg mishap:

    “Listen, he said bad awful things, and I fell down the stairs
    and my shoes fell off.”
    “Mmm-hmm.”
    “And I feel very hurt about this.”
    “Well you may be.. you mean you feel hurt—emotionally hurt?”
    “Very, very hurt!”
    “Did you injure your body as well?”
    “Well, my head was… bashed apart.”

    [MORE]

    • LOL: JimDandy
  76. Abe says:
    @Daniel H

    I know, one can pick and choose all day long, but this one really gets me. NYC, Manhattan, teenage Puerto Rican girl working the cash register at Burger King, slaughtered by a masked, black.

    Twin Cities. Superpredator breaks into home, steals silver bars, shoots golden retriever on the way out:

    https://www.fox9.com/news/st-paul-police-help-id-burglary-suspect-who-shot-dog-stole-over-7k-worth-of-silver-bars

  77. @Wokechoke

    He’s going use this like a badge of virtue of course. Look got mugged and I didn’t become racist.

    He’s making it a ‘teaching moment’ for other whites (the goy ones, in particular), to give them a model of how to respond ‘appropriately’ to being polar bear hunted.

    • Agree: HammerJack
  78. ‘…Tough question … Just a guess, but judging from what I’ve been hearing on TV since May 25, 2020, maybe they view you as a symbol of Whiteness. Or of White Privilege. Or, who knows, of White Supremacy.’

    Be fair. Blacks attack pretty much everyone. They even attack each other.

    …not that that does the rest of us much good.

  79. Sasu says:
    @AndrewR

    After Mia Zapata’s murder (by a Cuban immigrant, it later turned out), I never wore headphones while walking or bike riding again.

  80. I am surprised he didn’t thank them for wearing masks and protecting him from COVID.

    • LOL: Liza
  81. @Meretricious

    everyone [besides Negroes] in New York City is a race realist

    Maybe not in front of white people, but when it comes to crime blacks are as race realist as can be.

    • Agree: Meretricious
  82. @Sick 'n Tired

    “Hopefully Shatz sees his beating as just being part and parcel of living in a big city and stays in NYC…Better remain in the city …than move out to the country and be surrounded by gun owning, Trump loving, truck driving, racist rednecks.”

    Speaking on behalf of the latter group, I say “from your lips to God’s ear.”

    I’ve scanned the comments so far and perhaps I missed it, but surely one of the reasons Mr. Shatz got mugged was that he is so obviously Jewish.

    NY Jews may generally view their black neighbors positively, but that feeling is not generally reciprocated.

    • Replies: @magilla
    , @Jack D
  83. @Daniel H

    this one really gets me.

    Me too. Pretty young thing, to be slaughtered like that. What a waste.

    Another argument for the stringent, frequent and rapid application of the death penalty.

    As if another such argument were needed.

    • Replies: @AndrewR
    , @Henry's Cat
  84. It would take a heart of stone to read this description of the attack on Adam Shatz without laughing.

    • LOL: silviosilver
    • Replies: @Achmed E. Newman
  85. Anonymous[212] • Disclaimer says:

    But they robbed me of something: a New Yorker’s self-assurance.

    No such thing ever existed. It totally depended on police enforcement. It was real tough to be in NY in 60s to early 90s because of crime. Many were fearful. Sense of assurance came only with increased policing that reached peak with Bloomberg’s stop-n-frisk. Did this fool think that he was spared earlier from such attacks by NY ‘self-assurance’? Imagine a bunch of black thugs running away from some guy because he radiates ‘NY self-assurance’, whatever that means.

    There is something morbidly instructive about being beaten up by people who are obviously relishing your humiliation.

    Reality whups your ass. Yes, very instructive. I suggest the Police be defunded in NY permanently so that more people will be ‘instructed’. After all, knowledge is important, morbid or not. The problem with elites is they know reality only through the lens of media or lectures in the classroom. They need to be properly ‘instructed’. Defund!

    To read about the pleasure people have taken in cruelty is not the same as experiencing it firsthand.

    That’s really profound. Getting a third degree burn is different from just reading about it. Who knew?

    I’d outlined one of the last chapters of my book on Frantz Fanon [radical West Indian author of The Wretched of the Earth and Black Skin, White Masks] and felt a surge of adrenaline about the work ahead.

    I’m sure he felt good about dehumanizing white people as ‘white supremacists’. And because whites are evil oppressors, naturally Jews and all nonwhites are allies and brothers, sisters, and one of the fifty genders under the skin. He probably started the day about dreaming of Mitzvah and giving lectures about how blacks and antifa should beat up Trump voters, those bigots.

    As I walked to A.’s building, I put on my headphones to listen to the rest of a podcast conversation with my friend Randall Kennedy, about his new book on race and civil rights, Say It Loud. Randy’s voice was the last thing I heard as I turned right on West Seventeenth Street and Ninth Avenue, where my attackers were lying in wait.

    Next time, don’t use headphones. Carry a boombox blasting the lecture and walk with swagger. Maybe those blacks might have given him the pass as woke honkey. But then, they might have kicked his ass just the same and ran off with the boom box.

    They didn’t say anything; nothing, at any rate, that I can recall.

    Right, that is a very rational response on Shatz’s part. When a bunch of guys beat you up, the first thing to pop into your head is, “Gosh,do they have something to tell me?” Maybe along the lines of, “Gee mister, sorry but we are making a statement against ‘systemic racism’, and we would appreciate if you just played along.”

    What I do remember is their laughter. They were chuckling among themselves as I absorbed the blows. Their voices sounded youthful and immature, and they moved like gangling teenagers.

    Black Laughter Matters. It’s so vibrant. Anyone disagreeing is a bigot. After all, black athletes have been known to taunt, mock, and laugh at their opponents. And we’ve been told rap is poetry.

    [MORE]

    The question is, what kind of symbol.

    I doubt those blacks attacked him as a symbol. After all, blacks attack everyone, even other blacks, as most blacks die at the hands of other blacks. Whites, Jews, Asians, browns, and etc. have all been attacked.
    Shameful is how Jews have encouraged anti-white hatred among blacks and used media power to suppress news reports of black attacks on nonblacks. Most likely, black kids attacked him because they saw him as an easy target. They saw him as weak. Given blacks are more muscular and tougher, many blacks have this attitude.

    Shatz is the one who thinks symbolically. I’m sure his writings on so-called ‘racial justice’ have little to do with racial reality or truth. It’s the same old Narrative where whites are always the oppressors and where blacks are always the victims no matter what, in the same way the US government always regards Jews as victims and Palestinians as terrorist-attackers, always the aggressors.

    It’s true that there is a history of black victimization with the slave trade, bondage, and discrimination. But that’s not the whole story. There is also the fact of biological differences and a long history of black criminality, aggression, and brutality against other races.

    A honest person can look at all the angles, but people like Shatz prefer symbolism where some groups are always the bad guys and some groups are always the good guys. In his mind, those black kids who attacked him are symbolic victims, but they literally victimized him, supposedly as a symbolic oppressor. Stark discrepancy between symbolism and reality.
    Whether the thugs saw him as a symbol or not, he certainly sees them through the symbolic lens, and this is why he has a hard time processing what happened. In reality, some black punks saw an easy victim and decided to have some fun by the laws of the jungle. Blackness isn’t a social construct. It evolved and existed for 100,000 yrs before whites gained control over some blacks in the New World for a few centuries.

    Just a guess, but judging from what I’ve been hearing on TV since May 25, 2020, maybe they view you as a symbol of Whiteness. Or of White Privilege. Or, who knows, of White Supremacy.

    Actually, the main reason for black contempt for whites is weakness and wimpery. Blacks like to kick butt and see whites as wussy victims. Of course, wokeness provides pseudo-moral cover for black violence. In reality, blacks attack whites because they see whites as inferior, but the narrative pretends that black violence is a form of resistance against white supremacism.

    I’m not inclined to see my attackers as the wretched of the earth, much less to glamorize their violence as a kind of misdirected resistance to oppression. What happened was an act of senseless cruelty, not of social protest.

    What difference does it make? In 2020, blacks used Floyd’s death as excuse to run riot and loot and burn and act crazy. Is there a clear line between protest and criminality, especially among blacks who have a tendency to use any excuse to loot and burn things down? Black idea of social justice is attacking and robbing people who had nothing to do with the supposedly tragic incident. And for people like Shatz, all those victims of blacks are merely a backdrop to the black melodrama, the only one that matters.

    Fanon’s writings make sense only within the colonial context when parts of the Third World were clearly dominated by white imperialists. It was part of an effort to drive out whites as foreign invaders. Fanon’s ideas have no utility in the US where blacks and countless non-white immigrants opted to be part of the fabric. Blacks certainly didn’t choose to return to Africa. And blacks and non-whites are now moving to Europe en masse. If anything, they are the colonizers. Fanon’s work, good or bad, have no relevance to the current US or Europe. If anything, it applies to Jews and Palestinians today, not to NY where blacks existed even before the Jews. Fanon’s views may also have relevance in the Middle East where US and NATO have been invading, bombing, and meddling in local affairs at the behest of Zionists, but I’m sure Shatz and his ilk don’t want to go there.

    But in their eyes, I might have symbolized the white, middle-class world that excluded them, providing a convenient target for their anger.

    Is it possible that the black kids saw him as Jewish? After all, blacks have been seething for a long time about Jewish exploitation of blackness. Not only Nation of Islam but people like James Baldwin and Andrew Young have spoken about how Jews had wronged blacks. The Crown Heights riots were about black rage about Jews in particular. Why does Shatz overlook this possibility? Oh, possibly because his kind is so invested in the black v white dichotomy.

    I get a sense that Shatz really wants to tell his readers(and to blacks in general) that it’s wrong to target people like him as ‘white’. White people are the problem, and Jews have been victims of whites too. So, how tragic that blacks mistook him for just another evil white guy! At the same time, he’s hesitant to invoke his Jewishness because he must know blacks have lots of gripes against Jews in NY, and if anything, blacks will feel even more happy in having kicked Jewish ass.

    ‘excluded them’? What does that mean? Most people are excluded from elite realms. Are we supposed to be included just be included? When will they invite me to Davos?
    Isn’t a free society based on effort and achievement? If you fail in school and have no work skills, why should you be ‘included’ in the middle class? Should white truck drivers expect to be included in fancy country clubs or the upper class realm?

    And speaking of privilege, power in NY is hardly about the white middle class. The power is with the Jewish super-upper-class that just about excludes everyone but their own kind and gentile collaborators. Yet, Shatz makes the white middle class(which is struggling just to get by and being squeezed from both top and bottom) out to be the symbol of social privilege. What a weasel.

    Any, if exclusion is really a problem, I urge all affluent nice wiberal Jews in NY to invite blacks into their neighborhoods, schools, and homes. No one is forcing them not to. Please go ahead. Invite Twook and Kwansha into every facet of your lives.

    In any event, the desire to make oneself strong by making others feel weak,

    No, blacks don’t have to make themselves feel strong by making people like Shatz weak. Rather, they feel strong and attack people like him because they seem weak(physically) and will just cower before black violence. Black thugs don’t feel weak and try to make themselves feel strong by making others feel weak. They feel strong and entitled by the law of the jungle to knock others around.

    this desire has to be incubated somewhere. We are not born with it,

    Okay, since NY is overwhelmingly Jewish-dominated, ‘blue’-oriented, ‘progressive’, and Democratic, they must be the incubators of violent black behavior. After all, the Power decides, and NY sure isn’t controlled by MAGA-hat wearing hillbillies or Mormon conservatives. Or the Amish. Since Shatz’s tribe controls NY, they should own up to black behavior.

    In all honesty, there are two aspects to black violence. Blacks are more prone to be violent because of evolutionary factors. Still, it can be reasonably restrained with sound policies based on reality. But black nature plus BLM encouragement by the Jewish elites, of course against whites, is a recipe for disaster. But as NY isn’t my city, I really don’t care and actually hope the place turns into Detroit. Good riddance. Last time conservatives cared about NY and halfway solved the NY problem, what did NYers do? They used media power to encourage riots in Ferguson and then BLM riots all over the country. Defund the police in NY then.

    Perhaps, having known too much violence, alienation, and powerlessness in their own lives

    Maybe those kids could read minds and laughed while whupping Shatz’s ass because his thoughts were too funny. “Um, gee, maybe they knocked me to the ground because they feel ‘alienation’ and ‘powerlessness’.”

    Richard Pryor’s fellow inmate shouldn’t have said “they was home” but “I was alienated”. Maybe they would have let him go. How is it that Pryor made a better social commentator than all the ‘serious’ people today, some of them with ‘genius’ grants? No wonder there’s war on comedy.

    After all, the vast majority of people who grow up in such conditions do not turn to violence, and, in fact, are far more likely than people like me to become its victims.

    Many such people do turn to violence. Just ask the teachers who must deal with black kids on a daily basis. Also, there’s a range of violence among blacks from the criminal to the unruly for the hell of it. And people can be both violent and victims of violence. They are not mutually exclusive, just like animals in the wild hunt and get hunted.

    with the violent nihilism and unhinged machismo that have become distressingly common in America

    There are surely cultural factors, but young kids of all stripes listen to rap music, play violent video games, watch MMA matches, and attend blockbuster movies with lots of violence. And there’s a lot of violent pop culture in Japan too. Still, I don’t see Baltimore there. All wood burn but some kinds catch fire more easily. Genetics.

    form of fraternity hazings, mass shootings, or invasions of the Capitol

    Hazings are voluntary. Conservatives attacked a government building once in many a moon, aided by Feds. When it comes to attacking government buildings, woke mobs and antifa are kings. Just ask any honest person in Portland.
    And Shatz must be a closet-nihilist because he’s into Fanonism in this day and age. Fanon’s rage when Western Imperialism was still a thing was understandable. If anyone’s still into that stuff today, he’s either a deluded fool or a nihilist fueled by violent fantasies.
    Why is Shatz into Fanon? My guess is he fantasizes about Jewish radical leading black and other nonwhite hordes against whites in ultra-violence.

    My reflex is to turn for reassurance to sociology rather than Buddhism, but with equally disappointing results. I do not know my attackers any more than they know me; I can’t begin to judge why they chose me. Their attack is, in some sense, inexplicable.

    It’s totally explicable, dummy. Thugs act thuggish against easy targets. Also, Jewish Power has been fanning black and antifa violence at whites. Those who start the fire sometimes get burned. There has always been black thuggery, but things get worse if it’s rationalized(rather naively in the past by Liberals) or downright encouraged, as happened in 2020 from the very top.

    If they can be rehabilitated eventually, so much the better.

    But that would mean the punks would have to be incarcerated, which translates into disproportionate number of blacks in prison. Can Shatz live with that? Maybe there’s something in his sociology texts to figure it out.

    I’m no abolitionist radical when it comes to tackling crimes of violence.

    That’s why he’s fixated on Fanon long after the expiration date for his kind of ideology.

    I am swimming again, and oddly, my lower back even feels somewhat better than it did before the attack.

    There you go! Black attack can be categorized as street chiropractic. And who knows, maybe a punch in the head can restore lost memory like in the movies. Knockout game = street brain surgery.

    I look in the mirror more often, as if seeking confirmation that I am physically as strong, as inviolable, as I had thought.

    He really once thought that? Now, that’s some chutzpah. “I’m Jewish Mike Tyson!”

    On the street, I already feel warier, more watchful; my body responds with jerky, sudden movements if I hear something behind me, or see a person who seems like a potential threat. But who is a potential threat?

    This guy is an expert on sociology? Even Jesse Jackson said young black males give him the most fright in the streets.

    I’ve always thought I had a fair system in place for making these judgments, one that was reasonably free of bias

    If all groups are the same, what need for sociology? Any study in anything looks for differences and distinctions. Imagine someone studying medicine to be free of chemical bias: Let’s not say that mercury or cyanide is any more toxic than vitamin c or aspirin. That would be BIASED against certain chemicals or components.

    I’ve always thought I had a fair system in place for making these judgments, one that was reasonably free of bias, but my body may turn out to have a mind of its own; a different, more volatile system.

    If your mind is stupid, the only way to learn is through the body. A man who thinks he can fight a lion with his bare hands can only learn the hard way. A man who thinks his flesh is bullet-proof must learn the hard way. A man who thinks he can walk on fire without getting burned must get burned to find out. If your house is on fire but you close your eyes and believe all is fine, the only way to realize the truth is by inhaling smoke and getting burned.

    Bias is a problem only when it’s falsely premised. For example, a wildlife manual that says lions are gentle and rabbits are dangerous beasts is falsely premised. So, what would be the corrective? The Anti-Bias line of lions and rabbits are equally gentle(or equally dangerous)? No, only truth has value, and it would say lions are dangeorus and rabbits are no problem. It would be biased against lions as dangerous animals, but it’s the truth.
    In current US, sociology is biased against ‘white supremacists’ and biased in favor of blacks as noble souls resisting oppression. Result is the likes of Shatz getting his head bashed in, but as ilk has proven they are incapable of learning or being honest, I say defund the police in NY.
    Let Jews and blacks sort it out. At the very least, Jews won’t be able to blame whites for whatever happens.

    • Agree: AceDeuce
    • Replies: @James J O'Meara
  86. @Je Suis Omar Mateen

    Je Suis Omar Mateen writes, “Harmful and Defective: the Prick [covid vaccination] is 1,100% harmful to Americans above age 50 and I can show you the maths that prove it.”

    Go ahead, JSOM, show the maths. And while you’re at it, please explain what “1,100% harmful” (not “1,100% more harmful than …”) means, and how this number is calculated.

  87. JimDandy says:
    @Alec Leamas (working from home)

    I was thinking the great Isaac Babel combined with Foucault. But he’s clearly going for something.

  88. @Patrick in SC

    And our “elites” – many of whom have probably never worked an honest day’s work in their lives or never held a position which hadn’t been handed to them because of affirmative action – don’t give half a damn about atrocities like this. I mean, she’s just a “burger flipper” right? I really despise how every body in this country full of paper pushers and grifters and government check collectors makes fun of the people who bring them their food at 2 am after a night of getting drunk or high or whatever.

    This, a thousand times over.

    I started working part-time when I was 11. Nearly all of my friends worked in high school, at least during the summers, with some of us doing truly unpleasant jobs. Most of us — although sadly not all — learned to respect the adult ‘deplorables’ we worked with. I have been grateful for this all of my working life.

    We are returning culturally to a decaying-empire setting in which hard-working nobodies = ‘human resources’, in the most literal sense, i.e. mere firewood for tossing on the fires set at the whims of the elite.

    As I said in my original post, it makes me sick.

    • Replies: @nebulafox
  89. I am swimming again, and oddly, my lower back even feels somewhat better than it did before the attack.

    Mugging as chiropractic. Magical Negroes; is there anything they can’t do?

  90. JimDandy says:
    @Mr. Anon

    Can someone get Ron’s take on this, ASAP?

    Kazakhstan Denies US-Funded ‘Military Biological Lab’ Seized By Rioters After Russia Claims Potential Pathogen Leak

  91. @AndrewR

    As I walked to A.’s building, I put on my headphones…

    Headphones while walking outside? No situational awareness. Many such cases.

    That’s yer Darwin test right there.

    My personal favorite is still the woman who was walking down train tracks with headphones on. Didn’t end well.

    • Replies: @Mr. Anon
  92. duncsbaby says:
    @MEH 0910

    Okay, he brought it upon himself.

  93. Bugg says:

    “I don’t even feel attacked personally. The young men who brutalized me were not targeting me so much as a symbol they took me to represent.

    The question is, what kind of symbol.”

    What a dick.

    Unlike that poor girl working the overnight at the 125 St. BK, this sniveling loser deserves getting beat up and robbed every day.

  94. El Dato says:

    I don’t know if I was jumped or if I was thrown to the ground. What I remember is a thud, the sound of my body meeting the concrete.

    2022: The Year we Made Contact.

  95. AndrewR says:
    @Inquiring Mind

    Avoid places where Obama’s sons lurk.

  96. AndrewR says:
    @Joe Stalin

    I thought Oak Park was nicer than that. I guess the “black a block” policy wasn’t enough. Separation now.

    • Replies: @Mike Tre
  97. AndrewR says:
    @Sick 'n Tired

    >Better remain in the city with his liberal friends and their feral pets, than move out to the country and be surrounded by gun owning, Trump loving, truck driving, racist rednecks.

    NPR/NYT types really do think like this. My own sister does. Mass psychosis.

    • Replies: @Sick 'n Tired
  98. Mr. Anon says:
    @Flying Dutchman

    My personal favorite is still the woman who was walking down train tracks with headphones on. Didn’t end well.

    Let me guess. She was hit by an airplane.

  99. It might take another beating or two before this guy wises up.

    • Replies: @Meretricious
    , @gcochran
  100. JimDandy says:
    @Je Suis Omar Mateen

    I take it all back. God bless affirmative action.

    Clarence Thomas Warns The World: COVID VAX MAY BE DANGEROUS

  101. SIMP simp says:

    As the meme goes: “I can’t believe leopards are eating my face!” says new yorker who supports for the “Leopards Eating Your Face Party”

    • LOL: Polistra
    • Replies: @E. Rekshun
  102. hyhluj says:
    @Je Suis Omar Mateen

    In my opinion the greatest danger of the jab isn’t the jab itself but the fact that the government, spurred on by the know-nothing fears of women (and men who act like them) can impose and enforce a jab that does very little good in order to protect us from a very slight harm.

    We ought to repeal the 19th but if that can’t be done at least end all mandates immediately.

    This fellow is more easygoing. If you disagree with me at least do yourself a failure and read him.

    https://www.coryzue.com/writing/coming-clean/

    • Replies: @BB753
  103. Anonymous[403] • Disclaimer says:

    ‘Adam Shatz’

    ‘Tis an unfortunate name, methinks, since the cognomen portion of it is, in colloquial English as spoken in the north of that Kingdom, is the past participle of the verb ‘to shit’ – and likely an ancient useage at that, predating the Norman Conquest.

    But on second thoughts, regarding the content of this man’s ‘intellect’, the whole name of this individual, given name and cognomen and all is a rare instance of the metronomic and descriptive name of an individual – indeed the source of most names of persons tossed around without so much as a thought after centuries have dulled their meaning – actually having descriptive power in the modern, silicon age.

  104. It seems that America is full of enraged blacks who feel like they have been ‘punched in the stomach’ by some imagined white slight, and calm, sociologically reflective white people who have been actually punched in the stomach by blacks.

    “A former professor of mine, a black woman…”

    I notice he didn’t capitalise the word ‘black’ there. Perhaps the worm is already starting to turn.

  105. AndrewR says:
    @Wade Hampton

    In a country where “white racists” are deemed public enemy number one by everyone who’s anyone? Good god, you boomers just don’t get it. Let’s take power before we go advocating fpr a policy thtghat will only end up being used against us.

    • Replies: @Reg Cæsar
  106. AndrewR says:
    @JimDandy

    Trump was quite bigoted towards Mexicans and Muslims, and perhaps CHYYYNA, but no other president ever pandered that much to blacks, or was so obsequious to Zionists. As for whites, Trump never mentioned us. Even when that lizard Chris Wallace feigned outrage at the debate he was moderating that Trump had dared to criticize CRT, Trump responded that CRT is “anti-American” not “anti-white.” While he’s not entirely wrong, CRT is explicitly anti-white, so a president “pandering to white grievance” would presumably point that out.

    The dishonesty of these people like Shatz is limitless.

    • Agree: 3g4me
    • Replies: @JimDandy
  107. Lurker says:

    Two of my assailants were black; the third I barely saw.

    Police have a suspect for the 3rd man, expect an arrest soon.

  108. Anonymous[423] • Disclaimer says:
    @Michelle

    Years ago, over 30, I was a passenger on a bus. Two Black teens got on the bus. Their shoes and pant legs were covered in blood. They had obviously been kicking the ever loving shit out of someone. They were filled with adrenaline and glee. One of the boys stated “Man, that felt hella good!”

    I recall when I lived in nyc, before cameras were all over the place, I got off the train on Broadway and 79th street with a friend, about 1:00 am. A half-asleep obviously homeless black guy was sitting next to the turnstiles. Didn’t think anything of it. Once we got onto the street, we paused to talk about something, and heard a hoard of about 10 black kids running in our direction. Probably aged from 17 to 13, and they were all yelling “aahhhhhhhhhhh” in unison. Like an African tribe going to war.

    They ignored my friend and I and ran down the stairs we’d just travelled up. Then the yelling stopped. A moment later we heard blood-curdling shrieks, going on for about a minute, then silence, then that collective “ahhhhh” again as all the black boys came running up the stairs, then spread out, running east on 79th street. Ignoring us again.

    I ran down the stairway, and next to the turnstiles the homeless black guy had been sliced up alive. His pants and shirt were absolutely shredded, he was covered in blood, still bleeding profusely, and staggering around the platform moaning. It was the worst thing I had seen in the city, at that point.

    For some reason, there was nobody in the tollbooth. It was dark. So I called 911 and told them what had happened. An unmarked police car showed up surprisingly fast. By now the homeless guy had sat back down where he had been, covered in blood. Again, surprisingly, the plainclothes cops, both white guys, were shocked, then very pissed off. I say surprisingly because I’d assumed they saw this kind of stuff regularly, and would be somewhat emotionally detached from it. Not these guys. They were clearly as upset as I was, and wanted to catch those kids. Granted, it was a pretty shitty scene, created by a gang of little teenaged fucks. By then an ambulance had arrived, along with a regular cop car.

    “Let’s go lookin’ for ’em! You want to go with us?” one of the plainclothes guys asked. “Hell yes,” my friend and I said, and off we went speeding down 79th street. It was an intense drive, but after 15 minutes of driving around, not a kid in sight. But again, the whole time we drove, those cops were really appalled at what they’d seen, and were extremely focused on catching those maniac kids.

    It gave me a hell of a lot of respect for the NYPD. I didn’t not respect them before, but for my first big experience with them (I’ve had others), and how they reacted, and then comported themselves in the middle of something shockingly heinous was… exceptional. Super professional, and with their humanity intact.

    And all for a poor homeless black guy, randomly butchered alive by some teenage psychopath black kids.

    • Agree: Dan Hayes
  109. braindead says:

    What is more, the urban poor have no monopoly over acts of arbitrary aggression, which may have less to do with social marginalization than with the violent nihilism and unhinged machismo that have become distressingly common in America generally, whether in the form of fraternity hazings, mass shootings, or invasions of the Capitol.

    These guys never give it a rest do they?

  110. @AndrewR

    “As I walked to A.’s building, I put on my headphones to listen to the rest of a podcast conversation…”

    It’s 2022, for cryin’ out loud. I’ve lived in NYC since 1985, and I don’t think I’ve ever walked around, or traveled around town with headphones on. Heck, I don’t even pull my jacket hood all the way forward on the windiest, coldest day (in my own, predominantly White neighborhood), because it limits my peripheral vision and my hearing.

    On subways and buses, I watch all blacks. It’s saved my life from sucker-punch b—ches, more than once.

    During the late 1980s and 90s,’ new york newsday (and occasionally the nyt) used to publish an op-ed essay once a year on “the rule” about not looking anyone in the eye on the subway. Such people would get sucker-punched, but with perfect, non sequitur logic, refuse to connect their cowardice with its results.

    I submitted my own counter-essay to nyn, but the editors rejected it. So, I published it in my own magazine.

    https://nicholasstixuncensored.blogspot.com/2017/10/a-new-york-stare-of-mind.html

    • Thanks: AceDeuce
    • Replies: @AndrewR
  111. Anon[242] • Disclaimer says:

    I read Fanon recently and it hardly seems like he is calling for attacks on whites. Seems like he is honestly working out male anger. What am I missing?

    • Replies: @Angharad
  112. Hhsiii says:

    He was walking by The Robert Fulton Houses. Where the Wayans brothers grew up. I used to live near there but haven’t walked through recently. There’s nice stuff all around it. Restaurants, The Joyce Theater, High Line, Chelsea Market, General Theological Seminary. The Meatpacking District, which used to be tranny hookers after dark, now a lot of hotels and happening scene.

    Fulton was always a bit of a shabby island amongst all that and the surrounding area just got more and more thriving. I’ve walked past it many times, always wary in the sense I’m aware it’s public housing, but never felt threatened. It’s most noticeable around 3:00 or so when local schools let out. But at night I haven’t hung out near there much since my twenties.

    It must be fairly noticeable and galling to live there surrounded by nice things.

  113. AndrewR says:
    @Nicholas Stix

    Why are you still there????

    • Replies: @hhsiii
    , @Nicholas Stix
  114. @Inquiring Mind

    Get yourself a “Third Eye” rearview mirror, \$13 on Amazon.

  115. @AndrewR

    II. I still recall my reaction, circa 1987, when I read about a White public school teacher who was murdered for his expensive bicycle in Prospect Park, Brooklyn. His widow said, illogically, that he would put on his headphones and commune with the world. His killers were able to sneak up on him. He disarmed himself.

  116. Perhaps it is unwise to put on one’s headphones when walking at night in Chelsea?

  117. The problem with too many US Jews: too dumb to comprehend they’re just another type of whites, with all other consequences.

  118. @Till Eulenspiegel

    “Crime is still low in New York, but it has been increasing since the pandemic, and there are more reports of attacks like mine.”

    Crime has been out of control in NYC for years. de Blah Blah Blah just left office after eight years, the nypd had been massively “disappearing crime” since the early 1990s—the same way Manhattan da Alvin Bragg seeks to do with sentencing, by turning felonies into misdemeanors or non-crimes—and in certain neighborhoods that Adam Schatz wouldn’t be caught dead in, it was open season on Whites, even while Giuliani and Bratton were the toast of the country.

    https://nicholasstixuncensored.blogspot.com/2021/09/read-first-national-expose-of-broken.html

  119. bro3886 says:
    @usNthem

    He is a race realist He’s a white-hating, genocidal Jewish racist. His support of blacks (and Fanon) is an expression of that genocidal racism. One suspects he has no sympathy for Palestinians “penned in by colonialism.” But that isn’t a double-standard, it’s the same standard: die, whitey, die.

    • Agree: Bill Jones
    • Replies: @Reg Cæsar
    , @kaganovitch
  120. Angharad says:
    @Anon

    You are missing that he is a Negro.

  121. AceDeuce says:
    @kaganovitch

    LOL-I was thinking that. They should send him a bill.

  122. AceDeuce says:
    @Mr. Anon

    Call him “Max Bootprints”.

  123. @JohnnyWalker123

    When did he get the last booster?

    • Replies: @Paul Jolliffe
  124. Another lesson to learn here is to avoid using headphones in public, it interferes with your situational awareness. If you have to look at your smartphone screen, keep your back to a wall at a distance from others, and be sure to look up and around you every few seconds. Situations can change very quickly if you don’t pay attention.

    • Agree: slumber_j
    • Replies: @Steve Sailer
  125. @Sick of Orcs

    At first glance, this anecdote may appear to be a useful illustration of the practical application of Mr. Fanon’s theories:

    >Bantus are the true indigenous peoples of, not only the Caribbean, but North and South America as well
    >Decolonization is, by its nature, a violent process
    >The lumpenproletariat (of which the young men who interacted with Mr.Shatz are obviously members) should form the revolutionary vanguard of decolonization — they are the first to discover violence in the face of the settler; to defend the BIPOC subalterns against the inherently violent process of imperialist oppression.

    So many readers might be tempted to respond with a facile interpretation of this incident — essentially: “Uh, as a Fanon fanboi — what exactly is Shatz whining about again? He experiences a minor personal inconvenience, and all of a sudden he’s a Négritude denialist, or something.” They might even be tempted to point out that Mr. Shatz’s egregious mischaracterization of this incident as “an act of senseless cruelty, not of social protest” contributes to the ongoing Fanonic “phobogenesis” (or at least “phobomaintenance”) that drives the persistent stereotype of the Black villain”. They might even note that Shatz’s failure to capitalize “Black” when using the term as an ethnic identifier (“Two of my assailants were black; the third I barely saw”) is clearly a subtle semantic manifestation of systemic “racism” that is entirely at odds with the consensus standards for narrative promotion in the current year.

    But a deeper intersectional analysis soon reveals the basic epistemic error in this interpretation. A more precise interrogation of the standpoints of the lived experience of the individuals involved*, soon reveals that this incident was not — as it might at first appear — an important step forward in the progress of the decolonization movement, but was in actuality a virulently anti-semiticist attack; an inexcusable act of reactionary fascist aggression by oppressive Negro neo not-sees.

    Let us hope that Mr. Shatz has taken the proper steps to involve the ADL and the shomrim (semitic tribal/ religious police) to ensure that his hate-filled oppressors are brought to justice for this horrific crime.

    *For anyone who’s still unclear on how this works, a member of the Tribe of Supreme Victims can never be an oppressor. It’s a contradiction in terms. And of course, they are never settler-colonialists, even in Palestine, because rootless cosmopolitanism or whatever. QED.

  126. @kaganovitch

    Lol.

    And that toothache I had? Gone!

    • LOL: The Anti-Gnostic
  127. @James Forrestal

    A more precise interrogation of the standpoints of the lived experience of the individuals involved*

    Incidentally, many have noted the similarity between the sentiments expressed by Mr. Shatz in this quote and those of Mr. Benjamin Wittes (of <Lawfare Blog fame) in his brave stand for the Resistance against the evils of Trumpist fascist Likudnikism and in favor of more optically-favorable rootless cosmopolitanism/ neo-“conservatism”:

  128. @James of Africa

    And do not look at your smartphone will cross the street.

    • Replies: @James of Africa
  129. @MEH 0910

    It’s ironic, and far from idyllic,
    when geeks who are quite negrophilic
    get beaten by blecks
    just because of their necks
    which aren’t burly, but slim and pencilic.

    [MORE]

  130. @E. Rekshun

    “The real shocker of this story is that Shatz has a girlfriend. I mean, come on, look at him.”

    Well, be fair. He didn’t mention if his girlfriend was assigned female at birth or decided later on.

    • LOL: Kolya Krassotkin
  131. @Steve Sailer

    That advice is too late for me and my new wooden leg!

  132. Mike Tre says:
    @AndrewR

    It was when Betty White and Ernest Hemingway were born there.

  133. The young men who brutalized me were not targeting me so much as a symbol they took me to represent.

    The question is, what kind of symbol.

    “Tough question”

    LOL

    And at the end he proposes not to ask him, but his beaten up body,which is an interesting idea too.

    I kinds sense though, what – if he does get one, what he seems to think about – I kinda sense I said, what his German shepered would say, – wau-wau!

    • LOL: El Dato
  134. Franz Fanon was a complicated sort of chap. Like many in the French West Indies, he was a person of mixed race, although most outsiders would have seen him as “black” at once, as you can guess from the photograph.

    During World War Two, he slipped away from Martinique, the Vichy-controlled island on which he lived, to join De Gaulle’s Free French and ended up with a medal or two at the end of hostilities.

    In later life, at grave personal risk, he associated himself with the cause of Algerian independence and was a strong supporter of the Algerian side during the Algerian War of 1954 – 1962. He is commemorated in Algeria to this day.

    “The Wretched of the Earth” and “Black Skin, White Masks”, his two **big books** are sadly dated now but still worth reading – or, at the very least, it is instructive to read what Wikipedia has to say about him.

    Incidentally, it was only recently that I learned – from a South African in person – that the appalling Winnie Mandela was a woman of mixed race, a quarter-white “Cape Colored” who loathed and detested people of precisely her own ancestry.

    • Replies: @Anon
  135. Arclight says:

    White progressives continually demonstrate that blacks are just mental abstractions to them rather than real people. They love to ascribe anti-social behavior to a complex set of social conditions that render blacks unable to abide by the same standards as literally any other group in America has more success meeting, and carry a self-congratulatory air about them on all racial matters as a result.

    The reality is that 95% of blacks are completely uninterested in whether a given white person is an ‘ally’ or what their feelings are about the state of blacks in America. If you are a convenient target for ‘youths’ then expect to have an up close and personal encounter in like the one this guy described, administered by people that do not care whether the victim lives or dies, knowing that a) they face no social sanction by their guardians or the community for what they do and b) they probably never will get caught or have this event alter the trajectory of their lives anyway.

    • Agree: Hangnail Hans
    • Thanks: Johann Ricke
  136. slumber_j says:
    @Reg Cæsar

    Her name starts with K and she only speaks Spanish? Which doesn’t have such a letter!

    Well, technically it sort of does, but K is reserved for the prefix “kilo.” Except in Latin-American given names, which are as ridiculously nonsensical as African-American ones: I’m surprised she doesn’t spell it “Krißtie.”

    • Replies: @Reg Cæsar
  137. Escher says:

    He Shatz in his pants?

    • Replies: @nokangaroos
  138. A nicely snotty start to the Week.
    Thanks, Steve.

  139. @Alec Leamas (working from home)

    The amount of cogniscent dissonance strolling the streets of our cities is disturbing.

  140. @The Last Real Calvinist

    Find the murderer and his surely-absent “father”, then execute them both.

    • Replies: @Hangnail Hans
  141. @The Anti-Gnostic

    The boomers didn’t have sub-replacement fertility.

  142. Meanwhile in the ongoing gender wars:

    Trans-Wars: He-She Beaten By She-He In Gender Bending Swim Meet

    https://www.blabber.buzz/blab/pop/1033935-trans-wars-he-she-beaten-by-she-he-in-gender-bending-swim-meet?utm_source=c-am&utm_medium=c-am-email&utm_term=c-am-GI&utm_content=1D_AgrAkxCwg4wwQDkK5kDXy_m1doW-jzFME.A

    It’s a shame they can’t both drown.

    • Agree: Alden
    • Replies: @Bardon Kaldian
  143. Thea says:
    @Daniel H

    It’s gut wrenching what happened to her but if we have any hope it’s the rednecks. Parts of Latin America have a higher crime rate than here. They aren’t our calvary.

  144. @Meretricious

    Not “as stupid as Michelle Obama,” as evil as her.

  145. Anon[401] • Disclaimer says:
    @Billy Corr

    Thanks, Fanon is an interesting read even today…I read kendi’s book and it’s just embarrassing…Fanon was a smart and courageous guy… lame to dismiss him out of hand

  146. Anonymous[529] • Disclaimer says:

    Shatz Talkz Shit.

  147. @Bill Jones

    Candidates for the Swimsuit edition cover?

    • Replies: @Flying Dutchman
  148. hhsiii says:
    @AndrewR

    Can’t speak for Nicholas, although he’s been here for the worst of it and has fought the good fight for a while.

    Personally, I’ve been in Manhattan since ’86, but I’m moving my family out of here. I’ll still be coming in for work for another 7-8 years, but getting my 3 kids out. The schools are OK for my kids through middle school but after that unless you get into a specialized high school you’re risking it.

    My 85 year old mother will still be here. My sister and her family in Carroll Gardens. But I think things are slipping again. My move is really for schools and space for the kids rather than personal safety. I’ve rarely felt threatened, haven’t been mugged in 30 years, or my car window broken for 20. But I don’t ride the trains late, anymore.

    I’ll likely still spend a couple of nights in the City to save commute time and cost. I have an apartment in Gravesend where my mother-in-law stays (russian immigrant community). She’ll be out at my new place in the ‘burbs during the week looking after the little ones. So I guess I will learn what riding the train to Brooklyn during evening rush is like.

  149. magilla says:
    @Wade Hampton

    He looks like a cartoon from Der Sturmer.

  150. @James Forrestal

    Let us hope that Mr. Shatz has taken the proper steps to involve the ADL and the shomrim (semitic tribal/ religious police) to ensure that his hate-filled oppressors are brought to justice for this horrific crime.

    Nah, Shomrim are a glorified Orthodox neighborhood watch org. in Brooklyn. They have zero interest in the likes of Schatz; a Manhattan secular Jew.

    • Replies: @Jack D
  151. Coemgen says:

    Robbed of his self-assurance.

    I guess he’s lucky it wasn’t a “botched robbery” like what happened to Seth Rich.

  152. @AndrewR

    Circa 1991, I had a little bit of money saved, and considered moving to Minneapolis, thinking it was still as safe and wholesome as it had been during the Mary Tyler Moore Show’s run. But I didn’t know anyone there, I would have quickly run out of cash, and meanwhile, I exhausted my savings on my magazine.

    However, as hellish as NYC is, the two greatest things in my life happened here. First, I met The Boss coming off the subway one night, and eventually succeeded at conning her into getting hitched with me. Second, I eventually let her persuade me to sire a child.

    If I hadn’t met her, I would have ended up marrying the wrong girl or no girl, and having the wrong son, or no son.

    Silver linings. Destiny.

  153. Coemgen says:
    @Alec Leamas (working from home)

    Wilding – I don’t hear that term used anymore.

    It’s interesting that the behaviors formerly called “wilding” still occur but no longer appear to have a name that can be used in “polite company.”

    I am reminded of “wilding” on a regular basis as I often have chance to drive by the former location of Boston State Hospital. A particularly brutal murder occurred there back in the 20th century. A pregnant fourteen-year-old was savagely beaten and buried alive there. I remember the crime being reported as a case of “wilding.”

    Man convicted of murdering pregnant 14-year-old and unborn child

  154. Jack D says:
    @Wade Hampton

    but surely one of the reasons Mr. Shatz got mugged was that he is so obviously Jewish.

    Sometimes blacks in Brooklyn go after Hasidim – now THEY are obviously Jewish.

    But guys like Shatz? Nah. Teens from the projects don’t have finely tuned Jewdar like Unzites. Shatz was just another white guy to them. Plus it’s at night and everyone is masked and hatted – even the expert Jew sniffers of Unz would have a hard time picking out the Jew.

    These guys don’t really care what your religion is. They were more interested in the contents of his backpack (maybe there’s a laptop in it?) How were they to know that all he had in there were books – what a worthless old geezer.

    • Agree: magilla, Harry Baldwin, Alden
    • LOL: Nicholas Stix
    • Replies: @Alden
    , @HammerJack
  155. @Wade Hampton

    How about some more gun control?

    • Replies: @Brutusale
  156. @Escher

    iirc Shadov changed his name from the too-obvious Shidow
    (“shid” lit.: “Jew”). Coincidence?

  157. @slumber_j

    Well, technically it sort of does, but K is reserved for the prefix “kilo.” Except in Latin-American given names, which are as ridiculously nonsensical as African-American ones: I’m surprised she doesn’t spell it “Krißtie.”

    There is no K, W, or Y in Portuguese. Thus, many Brazilian musicians have to have one of these in their names. Kind of like the umlauts in metal bands, except the music is, well, still recognizably music.

  158. @SIMP simp

    Hyenas would be more appropriate.

  159. hhsiii says:
    @Nicholas Stix

    Congrats and keep up the good work.

    • Agree: kaganovitch, Alden
    • Replies: @Nicholas Stix
  160. But in their eyes, I might have symbolized the white, middle-class world that excluded them, providing a convenient target for their anger.

    I bet the only time Shatzy ever considers himself “white” is when he’s getting seven shades kicked out of him by blacks.

    • Replies: @silviosilver
  161. @Inquiring Mind

    I “check my six” when I hear people come up from behind.

    Better learn to “check your six” when they pass you from the front or even if they’re just standing there and you pass them.

  162. @bro3886

    One suspects he has no sympathy for Palestinians “penned in by colonialism.” But that isn’t a double-standard, it’s the same standard: die, whitey, die.

    Palestinians are white? Maybe some of the less-inbred Christians…

  163. 3g4me says:
    @Patrick in SC

    @73 Patrick in SC: Black kills Puerto Rican, White devastated. News at 11.

  164. @AndrewR

    Good god, you boomers just don’t get it. Let’s take power before we go advocating fpr a policy thtghat will only end up being used against us.

    Look at the bright side: you kids prevailed in November. For the first time in 28 years, there is no “boomer” at the top. That dreaded “geneation” lost.

    Joe, Nancy, and Chuck are in charge, with Ilhan and AOC lined up for the future. A future so bright, you’ll have to wear shades.

  165. @Anonymous

    “But they robbed me of something: a New Yorker’s self-assurance.

    “No such thing ever existed. It totally depended on police enforcement. It was real tough to be in NY in 60s to early 90s because of crime.”

    More than that. In my time in NYC, I noticed a perverse kind of “pride” in putting up with how shitty everything was — crime, filth, mass transit failures, cost of living, etc. I theorized that nothing ever improved because NYCers refused to admit anything was wrong or worth bothering with. It showed how “tough” they were, like G. Gordon Liddy holding his hand over a flame. Let tourists and rednecks complain, we can “take it.” The dark side of the slogan “only in New York!”9

    Sure, crime got so bad that they had to hold their noses and let a couple Republicans clean things up (NYT editors were getting annoyed with all the squeegie people when they drove in from Riverside), but you’ll note that they returned to their vomit as soon as possible. Like a patient who gets treated “Hey, everything’s fixed, let’s get back to normal.”

    Aligned with, as a commenter above noted, the idea that putting up with anything is better than living among Trump voting rednecks. Eg. absurd housing prices.

    • Agree: Coemgen, Abe
  166. Alden says:

    It’s always nice to read some good news.

  167. Art Deco says:

    It’s an amusing indicator of academe-as-patronage-mill-for-red-haze-twits that this man has held teaching positions at Bard and NYU (where he is ‘journalist-in-residence’) without ever earning any kind of tertiary degree. He ‘studied history at Columbia University’.

    • Replies: @JimDandy
  168. Alden says:
    @Jack D

    Given the Polish Russian German heritage of most American Jews plus moving out of the Bronx Brooklyn ghettos 70 years ago, it’s difficult to discern a Jew at first sight. Unless they’re wearing the ultra uniform

    Except for young women. If you see a 30 year old White woman with 4 kids from 8 to 2 you can be be sure she’s a conservative Jew. Some of the conservative women even manage to dress nicely while observing all the frumpy modesty rules.

    • Replies: @Jack D
    , @John Johnson
  169. JimDandy says:
    @AndrewR

    There are a handful of specific moments that led to my heart turning black. Wallace’s mewling at Trump about CRT that night was definitely one of them.

  170. Anonymous[306] • Disclaimer says:
    @MEH 0910

    Hard boiled egg gets shell broken.

  171. JimDandy says:
    @Art Deco

    He can’t learn nothin’ in school they didn’t teach him in the streets.

  172. Jack D says:
    @kaganovitch

    Neither are the ADL and I suspect that JF knows this. He was merely trying (along with a number of others) to make this story “about the Jews” when it really has nothing to do with Jews. Shatz’s Jewishness was of zero salience to his attackers, and apparently not much to Shatz either given his black/Puerto Rican girlfriend.

    What is salient is his Leftist belief system, which is admittedly shared by a fair number of other secular Jews (you might say that is their true religion now) but also by a lot of secular non-Jews.

    But Joo on the brain is a common Unzite affliction. They look at Shatz and all they can see is the Jew.

    • Agree: Nicholas Stix, El Dato
    • Replies: @AnotherDad
    , @Wokechoke
  173. peterike says:
    @Inquiring Mind

    I don’t know how to guard against such a thing.

    Turn around and look behind you as you walk. Don’t people do that routinely? I do.

    • Agree: Alden
    • Replies: @Inquiring Mind
  174. @hhsiii

    Thank you for your kind words.

  175. I was a raw kid in the rural West when I headed to NYC for excitement in 1972. No money, I ended up just off the Bowery. I learned situational awareness fast and kept it the rest of my life. Friend advised: pretend you are invisible; answer no one; vibe that you don’t have anything that anyone else wants. We lived a few feet from the headquarters of the Hell’s Angels who had enacted a zero-tolerance attitude towards crime on their block – always breathed a sigh of relief as I crossed the border back into their territory.

    Decades later, on the South Side of Chicago I could readily spot the muggers in the evening, watching me to see if I was watching them (they are looking for the easy take down). Thanks to that early instruction, I’ve been round the world to many dodgy spots with zero mishap.

    • Replies: @Neutral Observer
  176. @MEH 0910

    Damn, that face is practically fighting words.

  177. @New Dealer

    Friend advised:

    I lived in University City (West Philly) while in college in the 70’s. Before walking home at night from a bar, I would take my money (except for 2 dollars), my drivers license and school ID out of my wallet and stuff them into my shoe. Then if I got robbed the robber would get the 2 bucks thinking that was all I had. Never did get robbed though.

    BTW, many male students living in off-campus apartments had a baseball bat next to their bed to welcome any expected visitors entering through a window.

    • Disagree: Craig Nelsen
    • Replies: @Harry Baldwin
  178. JimB says:

    A former professor of mine, a black woman and a Marxist, told me she has always walked around at night with her German shepherd, and she advised me to get one. I’m giving it some thought.

    That works.

    • Replies: @Brutusale
  179. @Nicholas Stix

    Was with you until the thing about convincing Springsteen to get married and let you call him “her”.

    • Replies: @Nicholas Stix
  180. As I walked to A.’s building, I put on my headphones to listen to the rest of a podcast conversation with my friend Randall Kennedy, about his new book on race and civil rights, Say It Loud.

    Hilarious. You were actually listening to an establishment mulatto race denier before getting jumped by black youff.

    What an idiot. Who wears headphones at night in a diversity enhanced area? He has been there for years and thought that was a good idea?

  181. The boomers didn’t have sub-replacement fertility.

    No but half of boomers decided that young White families don’t need any financial assistance cuz FREE MARKET is everything and race doesn’t exist.

    The other half decided that BAD WHITES must be out there holding down Blacks because race doesn’t exist.

    Boomers think about race about as well as flat earthers think about satellites.

    Turn on any CPAC or Con Inc meetup and you will see boomers lining up to wave flags, get teary eyed about Reagan and talk about how the Holy Free Market can fix everything.

    Liberal boomers are just plain morons. How does anyone make it to retirement age while maintaining total race denial?

    Boomers are ladder kickers. Idiot boomer Republicans should have been looking at fertility levels instead of worrying about tax breaks for the wealthy or preventing health care reform. BUT BUT MUH COSBY DREAMS……THEM NEGRAS JUST NEED ANOTHER TAX BREAK OR SOMETHING……DAMN U SOCIALISM

    • Replies: @HammerJack
    , @Alden
  182. Muggles says:

    Jewish lefty BLM “ally” gets beaten up by black (Black!) thugs.

    Manages to sell wordy essay as he labors to justify his victimhood somehow. But his aging white (White!) body protests too much for outright hypocrisy.

    I think he will have to get “mugged by reality” more than once to finally get it.

    Over-educated results in mega stupidity. No one but a white lefty doofus cares about Mr. Fanon. He’s so 1960s…

    There is nothing incurable in this goofball author that six months in Nigeria or similar black run nation that won’t cure. Probably safer than most of NYC at that. A good place to sweat out all of that white guilt he’s been accumulating. That’s toxic and can kill you.

    “Common sense ain’t that common.” Frantz Fanon.

  183. Alrenous says: • Website
    @Inquiring Mind

    It happens to everyone occasionally. Nobody is 100%. If this was not one sole example, but a trend, you probably have a genetic obliviousness problem, and no amount of training can help. Walk with a buddy?

    Alternatively you always have the option of not living in a crime-ridden slum. I could have been completely oblivious my entire life, and so could have everyone I’ve spoken to for more than a few minutes. It would have been fine. The only time my situational awareness helped, it let me avoid running into someone else who was oblivious, unless you count laser tag.

    If you insist on staying in anglophonia, you can look for a city that tried to hold a Floyd riot and failed.

    • Replies: @HammerJack
  184. Jack D says:
    @Alden

    I know what you mean but conservative is confusing in this context. Conservative Judaism in America refers to a specific branch that is in between Orthodox and Reform Judaism in its level of observance. Conservative Jews don’t usually dress any differently than anyone else.

    You actually mean Orthodox. There are some Orthodox women who come from wealthy families so they have plenty of money to buy nice clothes and fine jewelry. But you can spot that they are Orthodox by the fact that they are wearing long sleeves and their hair is probably a wig. It may be a very expensive human hair wig, but a wig.

    • Replies: @Alden
  185. @Jack D

    What is salient is his Leftist belief system, which is admittedly shared by a fair number of other secular Jews (you might say that is their true religion now) but also by a lot of secular non-Jews.

    But Joo on the brain is a common Unzite affliction. They look at Shatz and all they can see is the Jew.

    It’s a belief system but it’s not “leftism” as in more “higher wages for workers!” (Heck, i’m some kind of “far-right loon” and i’m for higher wages for the workers. We’re heading into automation/robotics/AI revolution and the huge productivity boost from that should flow out to all productive people in the form of a higher standard of living.)

    No, this “leftism” is minoritarianism: Virtuous minorities endlessly oppressed by evil white gentiles like me.

    It’s not me, but mainstream Jews/Jewish organization who crow about the great “black-Jewish alliance” against the racist deplorables. It’s not me, but Jewish intellectuals who made blacks the set piece for delegitimating “whiteness” and smearing the great work my ancestors did in building America. It’s not me, but Jews who loudly proclaim their immigration enthusiasms, tie it directly to their Jewish background and Jewish ethics.

    That there are sane Jews–e.g. Stephen Miller, Amy Wax–who’ve “done the math” and realize the minoritarian “oppression” thing is overbaked or that immigrating America into Brazil isn’t going to provide as sweet middle manning or as comfy elite sinecures for their posterity–no argument. That there are millions of virtue-signaling gentiles (esp. women, esp. single young women), eager to indicate that they aren’t that kind of white people–no argument.

    But that minoritarianism–oppressive gentiles!–is at root a Jewish intellectual project to elbow aside whitey and remake the American nation into an open diverse marketplace … not my (our) imagination. (Nor Joe Biden’s.) Jews can’t stop blabbing about how battling deplorables and deconstructing the joint is rooted in their Jewish identity.

    • Agree: HammerJack
  186. @E. Rekshun

    You are underestimating the stupidity of the orcs. Likely they are bragging about it to their friends and worse, on social media.

    • Thanks: E. Rekshun
  187. @Alden

    Only the Orthodox Jews of NYC are having kids.

    Left-wing secular Jews and Whites think they can beat the religious through secular indoctrination (race isn’t real, Whites dun ruined Earth Eden).

    The upside is the most neurotic left-wing New Yorkers are not having children.

    Gene denial may have turned the left against itself in the long run. They encourage their most intelligent to not have children in order to dedicate themselves to the cause.

  188. @AndrewR

    I know, I have a few similar family members and friends who do as well.

  189. @Trelane

    This guy had it coming to him. He’s lucky it wasn’t worse.

    Somewhere between the Duke lacrosse rape hoax, the Trayvon skittles hoax, the UVA rape hoax and the Gentle Giant hands-up-don’t-shoot hoax, my Christian charity for these people … just melted away. (Yeah, i’m kind of a slow learner.)

    They are nasty, ungrateful, ill-mannered, liars out to smear my people and take away our nation. Screw them. (I only mourn that there are honest, decent, hard-working people beaten, raped, killed in this maelstrom a*holes have stirred up and cheered on.)

    This was just some low IQ parasites, beating up a higher IQ–more consciously evil–parasite. I say “more please!”

    My only regret here is that my people are still feeding all these parasites. Separate nations–the sooner the better.

    • Replies: @John Johnson
  190. Anonymous[421] • Disclaimer says:

    A former professor of mine, a black woman and a Marxist, told me she has always walked around at night with her German shepherd, and she advised me to get one. I’m giving it some thought.

    More weasel words. You see, this woman is Black and Marxist, therefore not a Karen. The symbolism of her race and her supposed ‘Marxism’ gives her license to use a GERMAN Shepherd to scare the black thugs away.

    Since a BLACK and MARXIST person(a woman no less) did it, I suppose it’s okay for him as well. So, he can also get a killer dog, and if anyone wonders why, “I got the idea from a BLACK and MARXIST woman.”

    A weasel with a dog to fend off the dawgs.

    • Replies: @HammerJack
  191. @bro3886

    One suspects he has no sympathy for Palestinians “penned in by colonialism.” But that isn’t a double-standard, it’s the same standard: die, whitey, die.

    If by “one” you mean someone who is too lazy to do elementary research, than ‘one’ would suspect that. In reality, however, Schatz is famously anti-zionist and was a close friend of the late Edward Said. He put together a collection of anti-zionist writings by Jewish intellectuals around ten years ago.

    • Agree: James N. Kennett
    • Replies: @Jack D
  192. @kaganovitch

    I am swimming again, and oddly, my lower back even feels somewhat better than it did before the attack.

    His beating was a deleted scene from Stir Crazy.

    • LOL: John Johnson
  193. Mr. Grey says:
    @AndrewR

    Not only do headphones distract you from your surroundings, but it marks you to predators as a clueless sap, a soft target ripe for the plucking.

  194. Brutusale says:
    @JimB

    The restaurant sign is what made me smile!

  195. Jack D says:
    @kaganovitch

    “One” is not really interested in the actual Shatz but a cartoon cutout hypocrite Shatz who is for open borders in America but not in Israel.

    The real Shatz is an idiot but not a hypocrite – he is consistently in favor of his own people’s destruction both at home and abroad. Does being consistent make you better or worse if you are consistently WRONG? Isn’t the hypocrite at least half right? Maybe hypocrite Shatz could be persuaded to become a patriotic Amercan as well as a Zionist but consistent Shatz is a hopeless case.

    • Replies: @kaganovitch
  196. I wondered whether Shatz’ Twitter feed would have any calls to defund the police, but even he is not that stupid. He seems to have a love of jazz, support for the Palestinian cause, and the occasional snide remark about “conservatives”:

    If he knew anything at all about the Gospel, he would realise that his comparison fails because Jesus Christ was without sin. Not for Him the earthly delight of robbing a pregnant woman at gunpoint!

    • Thanks: Hangnail Hans
    • LOL: Patrick in SC
    • Replies: @Bugg
  197. I had a very similar attack against me in 2008, punched to the ground by two black kids and repeated punching after I was down, but no theft, only laughter. I responded somewhat differently than this writer. In 2013, after a lot of reading I went to the American Renaissance conference.

    • Replies: @TelfoedJohn
  198. S says:

    This article seems to be just more virtue signaling.

    Some think, if they just get enough beatings at the hands of those they worship, they’ll face reality. They forget, you’re not dealing with reason. This so called ‘progressivism’ is a religion, with a strong martyrdom/suicide element. More beatings, and their continuing to keep the faith, is more virtue signal points for them.

    The ultimate virtue signal for these delusional folks, unconsciously or otherwise, is being murdered by one of their pets. This is the ultimate test of their self destructive belief system, keeping the faith to the bitter end, and thus now a martyr.

    Jonestown was a woke progressive place if there ever was one. Given half a chance, what the woke progressives did for the people of Jonestown, they’ll do for the entire world.

    • Replies: @Wokechoke
  199. @AnotherDad

    This was just some low IQ parasites, beating up a higher IQ–more consciously evil–parasite. I say “more please!”

    I always laugh when conservatives get upset over some New Yorker getting a beating.

    If every Columbia U prof and NY Times journalist took a beating we might see some real progress.

  200. Mr. Anon says:
    @Paul Jolliffe

    I saw somewhere else that Saget got boosted on or about Dec. 11th.

    Of course that doesn’t mean the vaccine killed him. It is not unknown that a 65 year old man dies of a heart attack, for example.

    Still……………….

    • Replies: @Paul Jolliffe
  201. @Neutral Observer

    BTW, many male students living in off-campus apartments had a baseball bat next to their bed to welcome any expected visitors entering through a window.

    There was a scene on a FOX sit-com years ago that I never forgot. Guy and girl in bed together when they hear a noise downstairs.

    GUY: I’ll check it out.
    GIRL: What if he has a gun?
    GUY: I’ve got this. (Smiles confidently, picks up baseball bat.)
    GIRL: You think he has a gun that shoots baseballs?!

    • LOL: Alden, Nicholas Stix
  202. @peterike

    I said I “check my six”, bro. The Jennifer Lawrence babe was moving silently and fast. Muggers could do the same thing, that is, if they have tactical smarts in sneaking up on a victim.

  203. Ray P says:
    @James J O'Meara

    The Tim Price outburst at Patrick Bateman from the opening pages of American Psycho by Bret Easton Ellis:

    “‘I hate to complain – I really do – about the trash, the garbage, the disease, about how filthy this city is – and you know and I know that it is a sty …’ He continues talking as he opens his new Tumi calfskin attache case he bought at D.F. Sanders. He places the Walkman in the case alongside a Panasonic wallet-size cordless portable folding Easa-phone (he used to won the NEC 9000 Porta portable) and pulls out today’s newspaper.

    ‘In one issue – in one issue – let’s see here … strangled models, babies thrown from tenement rooftops, kids killed in the subway, a Communist rally, a Mafia boss wiped out, Nazis’ – he flips through the pages excitedly -‘baseball players with AIDS, more Mafia shit, gridlock, the homeless, various maniacs, faggots dropping like flies in the streets, surrogate mothers, the cancellation of a soap opera, kids who broke into the zoo and tortured and burned various animals alive, more Nazis … and the joke is, the punch line is, it’s all in this city – nowhere else, just here, it sucks, whoa wait, more Nazis, gridlock, gridlock, baby-sellers, black-market babies, AIDS babies, baby junkies, building collapses on baby, maniac baby, gridlock, bridge collapses-‘ His voice stops, he takes in a breath and then quietly says, his eyes fixed on a beggar at the corner of Second and Fifth, ‘That’s the twenty-fourth one I’ve seen today. I’ve kept count.’

    […]

    Price will not shut up.

    ‘Diseases!’ he exclaims, his face tense with pain. ‘There’s this theory out now that if you can catch the AIDS virus through having sex with someone then you can also catch anything, whether it’s a virus per se or not – Alzheimer’s, muscular dystrophy, hemophilia, leukemia, anorexia, diabetes, cancer, multiple sclerosis, cystic fibrosis, cerebral palsy, dyslexia, for Christ’s sake – you can get dyslexia from pussy

    ‘I’m not sure, guy, but I don’t think dyslexia is a virus.’

    ‘Oh, who knows? They don’t know that. Prove it.’

    […]
    ‘But then, when you’ve just come to the point where your reaction to the times is one of total and complete acceptance, when your body has become so tuned into the insanity and you reach that point where it all makes sense, when it clicks, we get some crazy fucking homeless n!gger who actually wants– listen to me, Bateman- wants to be out on the streets, this, those streets, see, those‘-he points-‘and we have a mayor who won’t listen to her, a mayor who won’t let the bitch have her way-Holy Christ-let the fucking bitch freeze to death, put her out of her own goddam self-made misery, and look, you’re back where you started, confused, fucked …’

  204. @Jack D

    Isn’t the hypocrite at least half right?

    Francois Duc de La Rochefoucauld in maxim 218 “L’hypocrisie est un hommage que le vice rend à la vertu.” = “Hypocrisy is the homage vice pays to virtue.” is getting at the same idea , I think.

    • Replies: @Jack D
  205. @Whataboutery2020

    I bet the only time Shatzy ever considers himself “white” is when he’s getting seven shades kicked out of him by blacks.

    Hey, nobody ever said being a “fellow white” was gonna be all fun and games. Sometimes you gotta lump it.

  206. Richard B says:
    @Sick of Orcs

    He now wants to talk about how psychologically damaged he remains by the crime against him, so he frames it in terms of “What’s the use of punishment?”

    Reminds me of what Nietzsche said, in so many words.

    There comes a time when a society becomes so pathologically soft and weak that it even takes the side of its worst enemy, criminals, and calls itProgress!

    • Agree: Sick of Orcs
  207. Jack D says:
    @kaganovitch

    Yes. Was Manson a better person because he didn’t even pretend to pay homage to virtue?

    Hypocrisy is always something you accuse your enemies of. Your friends are never hypocrites.

    • Agree: Nicholas Stix
  208. Jack P says:

    I’m just mostly confused how a guy like this got a girlfriend.

  209. @Anonymous

    Disgusting.

    Thanks for sharing.

  210. I don’t know if I was jumped or if I was thrown to the ground.

    Oh… I do.

  211. jamie b. says:
    @Meretricious

    this is the behavior of a subspecies

    I don’t think you know what ‘subspecies’ means.

  212. Kylie says:
    @Jack P

    “I’m just mostly confused how a guy like this got a girlfriend.”

    Maybe seeing a pic of her would end your confusion. There are an awful lot of homely women out there.

    I’m confused how a guy like that has only been beaten up once.

    • LOL: E. Rekshun
  213. AceDeuce says:
    @Joe Stalin

    Fun fact: The Central Park Jogger was wearing a Walkman when she was assaulted/raped.

  214. J says:
    @Meretricious

    Manhattan is becoming unliveable. It is losing population as normal people want to be as far as possible from die schwarts. I wonder how the episode will affect his writing.

  215. Alden says:
    @Jack D

    Ok, conservative vs orthodox if you want. I really meant the ways of dressing from the complete uniform of side curls prayer shawl fringes dangling, hat on top of kippah always a cheap black suit and tie on the hottest days for men and boys and the total frump outfit for women. To a discreet kippah and even shirts that aren’t white and pants that aren’t black for men.. Or just the wig but no snood and a kinda sorta normal dress hose and flats for the women. The ultra style wig snood oversized jackets mid calf long skirt white socks and Nikes for women is just awful. I’d rather wear a Muslim black shroud than a baggy mid calf length skirt with Nikes and white ankle socks They don’t believe in ironing either. Lots of wrinkles show off modesty I guess.

    But some Jews belong to Temples at \$15 to \$20,000 a year membership fee and expensive Jewish schools and kinda sorta keep kosher but don’t wear the orthodox uniforms wigs snoods and kippahs

    There’s huge settlements of various varieties directly east of Beverly Hills. Wonderful people. They gentrified the blacks out. And I love seeing young White women with 4 or 5 little kids.

    For those of you who tend to think all Jews are dark with big noses. The orthodox uniform ones aren’t dark at all. They look more stereotypical Polish or German Except G -D decreed that the women’s wigs must all be the exact shade of dark brown almost black in a collar length page boy style , and cost \$5 to \$8,000 from their Rabbis sister’s store. It costs a lot of money to conform to the orthodox Hasid life. They seem to like it.

    I like them more than I like liberal Jews. They distribute Chanukah trinkets in December the men only, not the women. For modesty reasons. I always accept the trinkets and tell them it’s so nice to meet a Jew who isn’t a communist Trayvon Martin Mike Brown George Floyd lover.

    Whatever the technicalities Jack, that’s my observations And with the 1 communist baby Jew to 4 orthodox uniform baby Jews ratio. possibly the commies will breed themselves out.

    • Replies: @kaganovitch
    , @kaganovitch
  216. Alden says:
    @Jack P

    You haven’t seen the girl friend yet.

    • Replies: @peterike
  217. @Daniel H

    Even worse, her (presumably illegal alien) mother pressured her to go to work, despite the daughter’s misgivings about the danger.

    She had an admirer who would bring her a flower when she worked; he was apparently there when she was killed and was punched by the murderer. Maybe Lin-Manuel Miranda can write a tragic musical about it.

    • Replies: @Keypusher
    , @bigdicknick
  218. AndrewR says:
    @Nicholas Stix

    I’m of the mind that there are a lot of “right girls” out there for each man, just like there’s a whole hell of a lot of wrong girls. But I’m glad you found one of the right ones.

  219. @Jack D

    the expert Jew sniffers of Unz

    Nice. Very much of a piece with Alden’s the MEN OF UNZ: just as readily triggered and only slightly less lunatic.

  220. @John Johnson

    White people like you—who live to drive wedges between other white people—are precisely why your future is so bleak. Enjoy.

  221. @Alrenous

    Curious, where do you live?

  222. Nothing of value whatsoever was learned. Leftist Idiot is still Leftist and still Idiot.

  223. @RadicalCenter

    Then there’s only the matter of the killer’s siblings, and half-siblings, and the father’s children that he doesn’t even know exist, or care to know, and at some point even the hideous kinship exterminations in dynastic China begin to make sense.

  224. Eventually Shatz will realize that the beating was enormously good for his soul, and he will recommend an annual beating by blacks for every white person – increased to monthly for those who vote Republican.

    Since it is a health matter, the annual soul infusion will be covered by most medical insurers; and since it is intended to reduce the greatest health crisis of all – racism – it will be a compulsory preventative measure. Liberal opinion will be divided over those who are killed by the procedure. Should these losses be regretted, as a form of collateral damage? Or are they a positive feature of the program?

    • Thanks: Harry Baldwin
  225. @Sam Malone

    You responded to the wrong comment.

    • Replies: @William Badwhite
  226. Keypusher says:
    @Dave Pinsen

    “Even worse, her (presumably illegal alien) mother pressured her to go to work, despite the daughter’s misgivings about the danger.”

    She’s Puerto Rican.

    I wouldn’t despair for Shatz learning something. I’ve always suspected a similar attack had a delayed effect on Matt Yglesias.

    • Replies: @Dave Pinsen
  227. Frantz Fanon is being rather selectively quoted in some circles these days. These words of his seem to have gone down the memory hole:
    “I as a man of color do not have the right to hope that in the white man there will be a crystallization of guilt toward the past of my race. I as a man of color do not have the right to seek ways of stamping down the pride of my former master. I have neither the right nor the duty to demand reparations for my subjugated ancestors. There is no black mission; there is no white burden.
    Am I going to ask today’s white men to answer for the slave traders of the seventeenth century? Am I going to try by every means available to cause guilt to burgeon in their souls?
    I am not a slave to slavery that dehumanized my ancestors.”

  228. @Jack P

    I’m just mostly confused how a guy like this got a girlfriend.

    Apparently the lucky lady is half-black, half-puerto rican so on the one hand she could be like Rosario Dawson (unlikely since he’s not exactly a looker himself) or she could be more along the lines of Stacey Abrams (much more likely)*

    * That’s assuming it’s not a tranny.

  229. @James J O'Meara

    “(NYT editors were getting annoyed with all the squeegie people when they drove in from Riverside)”

    Correction: Riverdale.

  230. @Anonymous

    Fortunately this part of his story (actually, much of his story) is fictional, but it does worry me that he might get a dog, because he’s particularly ill-suited to the tasks involved.

  231. Wokechoke says:
    @Jack D

    This asshole gets mugged then gets commissioned and paid to write about it by the New York Times. Who…who gets to do that other than a Tribesman?

    • Replies: @Jack D
  232. Wokechoke says:
    @S

    Both Jonestown and Waco Branch Davidians were woke.

  233. peterike says:
    @Alden

    You haven’t seen the girl friend yet.

    Pretty sure this is her:

    Shatz seems like that curious item, the black adjacent Jew. He’s deep into black music, and seems drawn to black women and black “causes.” He’s like a non-mob version of Hersh from The Sopranos.

    The black adjacent Jew is not super common, but they’ve been common enough at least since the 1950s to be a recognizable species.

    • Replies: @JMcG
    , @Whataboutery2020
  234. @James Forrestal

    I appreciate your effort at satire which is also so believable you could sell this piece to any number of racial grievance industry sycophants to use as their PhD thesis.

    • Thanks: James Forrestal
    • Replies: @James Forrestal
  235. Jack P says:
    @PhysicistDave

    Higher percentage than for Ivy League swimmers.

  236. @Claus Brinker

    I suspect something similar has happened to Shatz, but below his own consciousness. His behaviour will be different in the future, and eventually his physical response to situations will become his mental response.

  237. @James J O'Meara

    Maybe the New Yorker is trying to create the cramped filth of the European shtetl and ghetto.

    • Replies: @Jack D
  238. Jack D says:
    @Wokechoke

    He doesn’t write for the NY Times.

    • Replies: @Wokechoke
  239. Jack D says:
    @TelfoedJohn

    Actually perhaps the most densely populated spot on earth was the Lower East Side of Manhattan around the beginning of the 20th century, so been there, done that.

    Originally the streets in NY were paved mostly w. Belgian block. But they first switched to asphalt on the LES because they thought it would be easier to hose down the filth.

    • Agree: Johann Ricke
    • Replies: @JMcG
  240. Yeah, he got mugged by reality but I would bet he’ll be writing a splendid article in defense of the next conflagration started by BLM in response to some act of systemic racism. Some folks won’t wake up even when hit with a two-by-four.

  241. JMcG says:
    @peterike

    He’s actually way over book. She could do much better. That guy looks like he’s Gollum in the stage adaption of The Hobbit.

    • Replies: @Whataboutery2020
  242. JMcG says:
    @Jack D

    I seem to remember an incident from many years ago in which an entire street in Philadelphia was stolen. Apparently the miscreants stole an entire block’s worth of Belgian block and it was some time before the residents realized that it wasn’t a city streets crew who were repaving.
    Asphalt sure hasn’t made the streets in the French Quarter any less filthy. That place is disgusting.

    • Replies: @Jack D
  243. @Alden

    They don’t believe in ironing either. Lots of wrinkles show off modesty I guess.

    Nah, They’re pretty much the last urban homemakers in the U.S. 8 kids means lots and lots of laundry, cooking , ironing etc

  244. @Alden

    Whatever the technicalities Jack, that’s my observations And with the 1 communist baby Jew to 4 orthodox uniform baby Jews ratio. possibly the commies will breed themselves out.

    According to Pew survey, Orthodox children are over %50 of all Jewish children in Metro NYC area. As Jack alluded to earlier, though, commies don’t perpetuate themselves by reproduction. They do so by indoctrination. Had they relied on their death-spiral birth rates they would have been long gone.

  245. @peterike

    She’s better looking than I was expecting, even if she looks as if she might be a junkie.

  246. Wokechoke says:
    @Jack D

    Yeah, it’s worse the New York Book Review. That’s some rare cache he’s got.

  247. Bugg says:
    @James N. Kennett

    Some of us do-
    “Matthew 27 (Verses 1-26)

    1 When the morning was come, all the chief priests and elders of the people took counsel against Jesus to put him to death:
    2 And when they had bound him, they led him away, and delivered him to Pontius Pilate the governor.
    3 Then Judas, which had betrayed him, when he saw that he was condemned, repented himself, and brought again the thirty pieces of silver to the chief priests and elders,
    4 Saying, I have sinned in that I have betrayed the innocent blood. And they said, What is that to us? see thou to that.
    5 And he cast down the pieces of silver in the temple, and departed, and went and hanged himself.
    6 And the chief priests took the silver pieces, and said, It is not lawful for to put them into the treasury, because it is the price of blood.
    7 And they took counsel, and bought with them the potter’s field, to bury strangers in.
    8 Wherefore that field was called, The field of blood, unto this day.
    9 Then was fulfilled that which was spoken by Jeremy the prophet, saying, And they took the thirty pieces of silver, the price of him that was valued, whom they of the children of Israel did value;
    10 And gave them for the potter’s field, as the Lord appointed me.
    11 And Jesus stood before the governor: and the governor asked him, saying, Art thou the King of the Jews? And Jesus said unto him, Thou sayest.
    12 And when he was accused of the chief priests and elders, he answered nothing.
    13 Then said Pilate unto him, Hearest thou not how many things they witness against thee?
    14 And he answered him to never a word; insomuch that the governor marvelled greatly.
    15 Now at that feast the governor was wont to release unto the people a prisoner, whom they would.
    16 And they had then a notable prisoner, called Barabbas.
    17 Therefore when they were gathered together, Pilate said unto them, Whom will ye that I release unto you? Barabbas, or Jesus which is called Christ?
    18 For he knew that for envy they had delivered him.
    19 When he was set down on the judgment seat, his wife sent unto him, saying, Have thou nothing to do with that just man: for I have suffered many things this day in a dream because of him.
    20 But the chief priests and elders persuaded the multitude that they should ask Barabbas, and destroy Jesus.
    21 The governor answered and said unto them, Whether of the twain will ye that I release unto you? They said, Barabbas.
    22 Pilate saith unto them, What shall I do then with Jesus which is called Christ? They all say unto him, Let him be crucified.
    23 And the governor said, Why, what evil hath he done? But they cried out the more, saying, Let him be crucified.
    24 When Pilate saw that he could prevail nothing, but that rather a tumult was made, he took water, and washed his hands before the multitude, saying, I am innocent of the blood of this just person: see ye to it.
    25 Then answered all the people, and said, His blood be on us, and on our children.

    26 Then released he Barabbas unto them: and when he had scourged Jesus, he delivered him to be crucified.

  248. @Keypusher

    Oh, TIL. When they mentioned her mother didn’t speak English, I assumed she was here illegally. I forgot that American citizens from Puerto Rico are not expected to speak English.

  249. @Meretricious

    Yes,and the black guys are nothing to write home about,either!

  250. Jack D says:
    @JMcG

    Many years ago I worked on the orginal renovation of the South St. Seaport in NYC. On one of the lots they were going to reconstruct a 19th century building with a cast iron facade. They had disassembled the building and stored it on a vacant lot. When it came time to put it back up they realized that someone had stolen the building so they had to start fresh.

    • LOL: Johann Ricke
  251. Anonymous[141] • Disclaimer says:

    I don’t think he’s learned his lesson. Beat him again.

  252. @JMcG

    That guy looks like he’s Gollum in the stage adaption of The Hobbit.

    Or one of the bankers from Harry Potter…

    • Replies: @bigdicknick
  253. @Mr. Anon

    Let me guess. She was hit by an airplane.

    The pilot suddenly went into anaphylactic shock hours after getting injected, as apparently happened at least one other time to a pilot during his flight.

    From the hospital the woman quickly wrote a piece for the New Yorker emphasizing her support for the injection campaign and her existential questions about whether or not it’s ironic that the injection crashed a plane into her.

  254. @Bardon Kaldian

    Candidates for the Swimsuit edition cover?

    I’d bet money the SI editors really are discussing whether or not they need to include a trans-thing in the swimsuit edition.

    • Replies: @silviosilver
  255. @Patrick in SC

    The horrific incident is something of a microcosm of what they’re doing to us on the whole. Taking what we’ve earned, by force, and then exterminating us.

    The poor girl should be a hero, but it’s the gunman who is the sort of creature that is a hero to the woke.

  256. I find Shatz appearance to be very reminiscent of the Tojo caricatures used in anti-Japanese propaganda.

  257. @Flying Dutchman

    I’m pretty sure this happened last year. From memory, ze/xe/it was actually pretty good-looking (nothing like the horror story you might expect them to have attempted to pass off on their readers).

  258. nebulafox says:
    @The Last Real Calvinist

    My first job was at an outdoors garbage and recycling center. Deep South in the summer, so it was backbreaking, sweaty, and nasty.

    However: I always felt I had it good compared to peers (and siblings) who got their start with fast food jobs. Not just because I could at least move around outdoors instead of standing in place all day, or because my… idiosyncracies at the time were probably more tolerated than they would have been in a service job. But because of how I saw them treated by far too many of the clients. Especially in ghetto-ish neighborhoods: people screaming, throwing stuff at them, you name it. At least at the dump, people treated you as a human being.

    To this day: give me a manual labor job over service work, any day of the week, no matter how hard or dangerous or dirty. I suspect I’m not alone, especially for guys. And treat the service workers goddamned well. Give them a reprieve for at least half a minute in their day. So, yeah, service workers being thrown out to the proverbial lions like this really makes me see red in a way that little else does.

    >We are returning culturally to a decaying-empire setting in which hard-working nobodies = ‘human resources’, in the most literal sense, i.e. mere firewood for tossing on the fires set at the whims of the elite.

    And unfortunately, the tacit answer is turning out to be “no”, in practice if not in thought. Reminds me of how pagan society implicitly viewed those at the bottom, psychologically: you only really begin to appreciate this when you discover that the sick used to viewed as cursed by the gods rather than as patients for a hospital before the 250s AD. No matter how bad the world after that got, no matter how cruel or imperfect it was, there was a fundamental psychological shift. I’m worried we’re losing that because human life is not valued innately on a theoretical basis.

    Only this time around, they are being sacrificed to other members of the underclass not for elite entertainment or advantage, but for their *feelings*. Somehow, this cause of prissy effeminacy is just that bit much worse.

    • Thanks: JMcG
  259. @nebulafox

    I have never wanted or had a service job for just the reasons you cite. Some people love to harass them because they know the workers can’t fight back.

    I always make a note of their name, and say “thank you ashley” when we are done.

    • Replies: @74v56ruthiyj
    , @Jack D
  260. @Nicholas Stix

    You responded to the wrong comment.

    Some commenters can only be rude. Malone was being snide about you referring to your wife as “The Boss”. The rest of us knew what you meant.

    Agree: Johann Ricke

    • Replies: @Nicholas Stix
  261. None of this nonsense ever happens to you if you have the right sort of accent, and know how to deploy it in the right tone of voice at the right time.

  262. @nebulafox

    This is one McDonald’s worker that didn’t take the abuse from two female customers.

    • Replies: @nebulafox
  263. @Jim Don Bob

    Many years ago the TV actor Tony Franciosa slugged a bookstore clerk. Wouldn’t accept a return without a receipt, I suppose.

    • Replies: @Jack D
  264. Jack D says:
    @Jim Don Bob

    What if their name isn’t Ashley? Aren’t they insulted by this?

    At one time, it was customary to call all Pullman Sleeping Car porters “George” in honor of George Pullman. This was nicer than calling them “boy”.

  265. Jack D says:
    @74v56ruthiyj

    Franciosa was known for having a terrible temper. He was also known for slugging stunt men in movie fights rather than pulling his punches. When he got older he mellowed out a bit but just when he reached prime mellowness he died. It would have been better if he had mellowed out a little sooner, especially for his first 3 wives who completely missed out on the mellow phase.

    • Thanks: Nicholas Stix
  266. @nebulafox

    Thanks so much for this excellent comment, Nebulafox. I couldn’t agree more about the preference for manual work over service jobs. I was just the same; I’ve never worked in a restaurant or other front-line service job. I knew even as a teen it would make me crazy, even in the Rockwell-esque context in which I grew up.

    The problem is even worse in some ways over here in Asia. Service staff aren’t likely to get held up at gunpoint, but the expectation of their constant smiling compliance, especially in Thailand and the Philippines, but also in other places, is more extreme than in the West. I went through a horrible, embarassing phase in my 20s, soon after I moved to Asia, in which I quite enjoyed seeing service staff comply with my occasional just-this-side-of-unreasonable requests. I was hardly alone in this, of course, as I’m sure you’ve seen in your own experiences.

    Reminds me of how pagan society implicitly viewed those at the bottom, psychologically: you only really begin to appreciate this when you discover that the sick used to viewed as cursed by the gods rather than as patients for a hospital before the 250s AD. No matter how bad the world after that got, no matter how cruel or imperfect it was, there was a fundamental psychological shift. I’m worried we’re losing that because human life is not valued innately on a theoretical basis.

    This is just it. I was listening to a recent installment of the Tides of History podcast yesterday. The subject was the petty kingdoms along the Yellow River before China’s dynastic era began. There are archeological remains of structures from this time that include a human skeleton in the foundations. Scholars have concluded — reluctantly, the podcast host noted — that it was routine at that time to carry out a human sacrifice when a new building was going up to assure the blessings of the pagan gods. They might have been slave girls, maybe captured as spoils of war — who knows? — but they were treated as much less than fully human, and hence expendable. The most striking aspect of these ‘burials’ is the random, unceremonious postures of the bodies. They were just tossed in any which way so the building could get going.

    Lots of Westerners, while still rooted in the social capital put down throughout the Christian era, now think paganism was kind of fun and wild and sexy. They’ve got a lot to learn.

    • Replies: @nebulafox
    , @Steve Sailer
  267. Corvinus says:

    “Black Skin, White Masks: A Franz Fanon Expert Gets Beat Up by Masked Polar Bear Hunters”

    The converse was a fashion fopa.

    https://www.theguardian.com/fashion/2019/feb/07/gucci-withdraws-jumper-blackface-balaclava

  268. Trevor says:
    @PiltdownMan

    We’re not far from the point where mention of the race of criminals is held to be systematic racism, and thus, taboo, unless, of course, the criminals in question are white.

    We are already there.

    That is why we KNOW that if the race/ethnicity is obfuscated the culprits are BIPOC(s).

    • Replies: @Nicholas Stix
  269. nebulafox says:
    @The Last Real Calvinist

    You weren’t. Many expats go through far worse phases than that, though. Some never grow out of it. I am a pretty awful person all around, but I suppose I never did because I still remember my mother berating me and my siblings about us representing the US in foreign countries and always behaving over-the-top well: and there’d be hell to pay if we didn’t.

    I think Southeast Asian cultures-especially Austro-Polynesian ones like Malays or Filipinos-really emphasize keeping your emotions to yourself and a placid exterior to the world. Combine that with English abilities, and that’s why Filipinos are so sought after as nurses, call attendants, etc. The laid back warmth coupled with focus on family has a lot to recommend, but it has a dark side. I have a personal, deeply painful experience with how this can lead to *really* bad mental health problems when internal misery from a miserable life clashes with cultural pressure to keep it bottles in and live a lie too much.

    And yeah, re, paganism: I really didn’t grasp the difference a few years ago in how radical the shift to thinking that humans had innate worth was through late antiquity. You don’t need to go back to the days of human sacrifice to understand it, really. The tattooed sex slaves of Pompeii are a great example, the Lupenar and the graffiti there. (John bases the Whore of Babylon off them: he’s embodying the goddess Roma as a prostitute slave the brothel, complete with forehead tattoo. No wonder Byzantine authorities later on really didn’t like Revelation!)

    • Replies: @Alden
  270. @The Last Real Calvinist

    I like Italians more than I like Romans.

  271. vhrm says:
    @Daniel H

    The nypost (and by extension dailymail.co.uk) have been posting these shotoings/stabbings/carjackings/assaults under loud headlnes more than usual in the past year.

    They don’t tend to mention the race of the perps, but since there are now almost always videos or stills from videos involved, i wonder if people are going to notice …

  272. @Trevor

    Circa the spring of 2010, young, racist, black thugs began routinely traveling crosstown from their ghettoes—an hour each way—to the ritziest parts of town (the Gold Coast, Streeterville, and Lakeview), to brutally assault Whites and the occasional Asian tourist. Instead of the media and the cops doing their jobs and informing the public and cracking down on the racist violence, respectively, they hatched a conspiracy to suppress the truth, and aid and abet the racist black thugs.

    When, after about a year, TPTB could no longer suppress the truth, and Chicago Tribune readers began complaining, Editor-in-Chief Gerould W. Kern declared war on them. He assigned all of his columnists to write screeds variously defending black criminals and condemning law-abiding White readers. John Kass, who was supposed to be the second coming of Mike Royko, went along. A White lady, whose name escapes me, didn’t really. The most enthusiastic supporters of Kern, black supremacist Dawn Turner Trice, who as a young aa hire had sought to get Royko fired, and libertarian Steve Chapman, took to it, along with Kern.

    A bunch of readers roasted Chapman in the comments, so Kern had them all deleted. I was able to rescue 11 before they were killed. As one commenter, “scrappy koala” said, It doesn’t matter, because when you don’t tell us the race, you tell us the race.

    Chicago Tribune Editor to Readers: It’s None of Your Damned Business, Who’s Racially Targeting Whites and Asians for All of These Ceaseless, Brutally Violent Crimes!”
    https://nicholasstixuncensored.blogspot.com/2011/07/chicago-tribune-editor-to-readers-its.html

    “Racist Chicago Tribune Columnist Steve Chapman Declares War on Newspaper’s Readers”
    https://nicholasstixuncensored.blogspot.com/2012/06/racist-chicago-tribune-columnist-steve.html

    • Thanks: AceDeuce
    • Replies: @Hibernian
  273. @Calvin Hobbes

    Old thread here, but just for the record, LOL!

    There were lots of good ones, but this was very well done, Calvin.

  274. Alden says:
    @John Johnson

    Thank you, wonderful post. It’s not just boomers, it’s most Whites.

  275. Alden says:
    @nebulafox

    Phillipinos are the perfect people. At least American Philippinos are. White Spanish good manners. Asian stoicism don’t bother others with your problems and White American efficiency, skills and better than competency in everything they do.

  276. @Mr. Anon

    Oh, I agree that we can’t say for certain that the vaccine contributed to his heart attack.

    Legally proven beyond a reasonable doubt?

    No.

    The point is, though, that the vaccine MIGHT well have.

    And, according to Dr. Paul Alexander (interview with RFK, Jr.) the vaccines indeed do exactly that:

    https://anchor.fm/rfkjr/episodes/What-Government-Should-Have-Done-with-Former-HHS-Official-Paul-Elias-Alexander-e1c2ns8

  277. Hibernian says:
    @Nicholas Stix

    A White lady, whose name escapes me, didn’t really.

    Kristen McQueary? She and Kass “resigned” (were fired) when the Trib’s ownership changed.

  278. Tires says:
    @James J O'Meara

    How does someone getting beaten make you feel good? So sick. Empty.

  279. @Sick of Orcs

    One can only hope that these ungrateful schvartzes are appropriately punished for their horrific crime.

  280. @Ralph L

    Uppermost thigh? How many does he have?

    lol.

    Alternatively, the grammar pedant approach:

    “Uppermost,” while it may appear to be a superlative (rather than a comparative) term, is not infrequently used to distinguish between the positions of only two items (or surfaces) relative to the ground:

    Next place the buns cut side uppermost into the pan.

    If we attempt to parse Mr. Shatz’s prose with that charitable assumption, a plausible interpretation might be that he intended to convey that after his initial fall, he was lying on his side, and that most of the blows landed on the thigh that was farther from the ground. (“Upper” in this context would not clearly distinguish between “relative to the feet” and “relative to the ground.”) If this were his intention, it might be an awkward and unnecessarily obtuse construction, but not really grammatically incorrect. Does this check out?

    …my prone, defenseless body…

    Nope. Illiterates often conflate (or transpose) the meanings of “prone” and “supine” — which might account for Shatz’s dubious claim that his alleged attackers were “kicking and punching me, in my stomach” while he was lying prone — but in neither case is one thigh “uppermost” relative to the other.

    I suspect that this apparent carelessness (it can be nothing less, as Shatz’s writing otherwise evinces adequate mastery of basic spelling and grammar) with respect to the details of real world events is reflective of Mr. Shatz’s worldview. Details of abstract ideologies, and of narratives intended to advance those ideologies, are critical — facts about the real world are only important insofar as they advance the desired narrative, and can be “recalled” (or made up) as needed.

    And indeed, if we look closely at the rest of Shatz’s account of his unfortunate alleged accident, he deliberately — and often subtly — evokes a number of long-discredited anti-White tropes, repeatedly linking his anecdote to the larger semitic supremacist narrative.

    Later, it occurred to me that this random explosion was like a scene of carnal aggression out of A Clockwork Orange

    Surely it’s merely a cohencidence that he chose to cite an imaginary gang assault where (unlike in his case) the assailants were indigenous Europeans?

    The long-debunked “My Fellow White People” canard:

    Perhaps it was funny to see this middle-aged, middle-class “white” man running for his life after taking a beating.

    …the urban poor have no monopoly over acts of arbitrary aggression, which may have less to do with social marginalization than with the violent nihilism and unhinged machismo that have become distressingly common in America generally, whether in the form of fraternity hazings, mass shootings, or invasions of the Capitol

    Clearly, his attackers were led by the notorious master criminal Haven Monahan, and inspired by the evil Orange Blormph and his minions — as well as many other “toxically masculine” White goyim. It’s like, obvious.

    When Allen Ginsberg was mugged, in 1974

    An interesting choice of analogous “White” mugging victims — surely yet another cohencidence. “Privilege” is White, but victimhood is semitic.

    But this is perhaps his most revealing admission:

    Oddly enough, perhaps, I don’t even feel attacked personally. The young men who brutalized me were not targeting me so much as a symbol they took me to represent.

    Inversion — what he actually means here is that he feels that this attack was a personal inconvenience rather than a larger problem for The Narrative. A case of mistaken identity — his attackers were motivated by same sort of the anti-White goy hatred that he has spent his entire career deliberately inciting, rather than any dislike for his own tribe. He was a “victim” of collateral damage, of “friendly fire,” rather than any actual resistance/ heresy/ narrative deviation.

  281. Derer says:
    @James Forrestal

    Jesse Jackson: “There is nothing more painful to me at this stage in my life than to walk down the street and hear footsteps… then turn around and see somebody white and feel relieved.”

    • Replies: @James Forrestal
  282. @Derer

    Perhaps a slightly different — but still accurate — observation from the eminent Mr. Jackson might be more apropos in the context of this narrative: “Hymietown.”

    Though Reverend Jackson has spent a successful career engaging in what has been charitably described as “calling out White supreeemism” — and more cynically labelled “extortion” or a “protection racket” — simply mentioning this particular form of “White” supremacy in passing caused him no end of problems. Odd.

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