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Admiral Levine, the Biden Administration’s health supremo and Babylon Bee’s Man of the Year, isn’t even trying to look like a woman anymore now that they gave him his Admiral’s costume. He’s on a different, more nautical journey now. He’ll probably next switch from estrogen to testosterone so he can grow out his long old sea cap’n’s beard to complete his new look.

As part of his long, strange trip of identity, Admiral Levine will next declare himself a Person of Pirateness with the pronouns Ahoy / Avast / Aaaaaargh.

Here’s my pitch to Tom Cruise: In Top Gun 3, a mentally ill megalomaniacal supervillain in a lady Admiral’s costume and sensible shoes has seized control of the US Navy. Only Maverick can fly the daring mission to take him out before he uses the vast power of the US Government to spread his insanity globally.

 
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  1. I love this post

    “And Sensible Shoes”

    • Replies: @HammerJack
    @Thoughts

    And


    his Admiral’s costume
     
    It had transitioned from a uniform, you see.
    , @Alden
    @Thoughts

    I laugh every time I see him in his women navy officer uniform skirt and his women’s pumps with sensible wide toes and 2 inch heels. The Anne Taylor look for women’s office wear..

    Anne Taylor went out of business about 20 years ago. When office dress codes allowed sweatshirts and sweatpants.

    Replies: @kaganovitch

    , @Jack D
    @Thoughts

    No matter what other parts they chop off or add on, they are not going to change the fact that "Rachel" wears shoes that are men's size 11 1/2 D width, which is 13 1/2 in a woman's size. A size 13 1/2 high heeled pump looks ridiculous.

    2nd, unless you learned to walk in high heels in your youth, you are never going to be able to do it as an adult.

    So even for "Rachel", tottering around on size 13 1/2 high heels would be too ridiculous.

    Replies: @International Jew, @Buzz Mohawk

  2. anonymous[376] • Disclaimer says:

    Tucker Carlson is getting as close as possible to call them out for their agenda.

    “Russia is an Orthodox Christian country with traditional social values and for that reason, it must be destroyed, no matter what the cost to us. So this is not a conventional war, this is a jihad.”

    Congressman Jamie Raskin who is quoted is Jewish and has grandparents who lived during the Russian Empire when there were pogroms. America finds itself needing to face war with Russia including involving nuclear weapons because of the continuous unresolved history between Jews and Russians.

    • Replies: @James Speaks
    @anonymous

    In a nutshell, yes. (unintentional pun) Irony in that Russia is using Syria, Iran and Lebanon to keep Israel off balance.

    OT: iSteve asked what Elon Musk should do with Twitter now that he is in control. My vote is for him to institute a payment tool. Goodbye PayPal, Hello Twitter Buck$.

    Replies: @Anon

    , @Cagey Beast
    @anonymous

    "This is jihad":

    https://twitter.com/mdfzeh/status/1586036101906661376

    Replies: @AndrewR

    , @Bardon Kaldian
    @anonymous

    It is Jihad, but Russian Orthodox, with their Muslim allies- all against not just modern, "decadent", but also historical West.

    As a Croatian journalist Šola had written in a Dalmatian newspaper (googletran):

    https://slobodnadalmacija.hr/vijesti/svijet/ivica-sola-invaziju-treba-nazvati-pravim-imenom-ruski-pravoslavni-dzihad-car-putin-je-odlucio-zgaziti-ukrajinu-1171680

    The invasion should be called by its proper name - the Russian Orthodox Jihad. Tsar Putin has decided to trample Ukraine



    ......................
    Three weeks before Putin launched his criminal machine against an internationally recognized, sovereign state, in the Kremlin, in the ceremonial hall of St. George, Vladimir Vladmirovich held a ceremony in which, for special services to the "Russian cause" and the expansion of Russian interests in world, decorated the right hand of the Russian Patriarch Kirill, Metropolitan Hilarion, Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Orthodox Church. Hilarion was awarded one of the highest orders that Putin awards, the Order of Alexander Nevsky.

    "Sacred Borders"

    During the awarding of the Order to Metropolitan Hilarion, Putin announced in his speech, it is clear today, aggression against Ukraine. Addressing Hilarion, calling him the Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Orthodox Church, Putin says that he is awarding the order to a person who "gives Russia an example of dedication, sense of duty, determination and the ability to make difficult, sometimes unpredictable decisions." Today, after three weeks, it is crystal clear what kind of "difficult and unpredictable decisions" Putin spoke to Hilarion. Trample Ukraine!

    But what is much more terrible is what Metropolitan Hilarion said to Putin on February 2 in the Kremlin in his response of thanks, where he openly invited him to defend the borders of Russian Orthodoxy. Hilarion, the right-hand man of the Russian Patriarch thus says that, although the department he heads is called the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Church, in these times it should actually be called the "Ministry of Defense" of the Russian Orthodox Church because, I quote, "we must defend the holy borders of our Church" , said Hilarion to Putin, which were threatened in 2018 when Patriarch Bartholomew of Constantinople recognized the autocephaly of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church and thereby separated it from Moscow.

    Then Hilarion clearly tells Putin what he must do in order to defend the "holy borders" of Russian Orthodoxy: "The Russian Church was created more than ten centuries ago in Kiev, and we inherited it within the borders in which it was created. We did not create these borders." , says Hilarion to Putin, they are like that and we have to defend them. What music to Putin's ears from another man of the Russian Orthodox Church who de facto called Putin to aggression against Ukraine, to return the cradle of Russian Orthodoxy, Kyiv and Ukraine, to Moscow.

    Well, it's all said and done, and the Russian Patriarch Kirill and Metropolitan Hilarion, instead of Christian-like condemning Putin's violence in Ukraine, open the champagne.

    Announcement of bloodshed


    The Russian Orthodox Church, as well as the Serbian Orthodox Church, as was shown in the Homeland War in Croatia, or recently by Porfiry's landing in Montenegro, are not really churches, but parapolitical organizations emptied of the Gospel in the service of various Miloševićs, Vučićs, or in this case Tsar Putin, or in the service of the imperialism of the Russian and Serbian world.

    Russian Patriarch Kirill himself sees in Putin the military, political and spiritual leader of the entire Orthodoxy, where bombs and lithium (prayers) go hand in hand, from Montenegro to Ukraine. In that "It is necessary to appoint new church patriarchs, truly Orthodox and not schismatics and neo-papists, in Constantinople, Athens and Alexandria." So Moscow, through Chaplin's mouth to the key chairs of world Orthodoxy, which he calls "traitorous" and "schismatic", as revenge for the autocephaly of the Ukrainian Church, wants to bring people loyal to Moscow (Putin). This is exactly what we are seeing today in Ukraine, where Putin, after conquering Ukraine, will appoint his own people to both secular and ecclesiastical chairs, with the assistance of the Russian Orthodox Church.

    How much Russians were affected by the restoration of autecephaly to the Ukrainian Orthodox Church in 2018 is also evidenced by the fact that Putin then convened his National Security Council and, it is forgotten, threatened four years ago that such an attack on Russian Orthodoxy in Ukraine could end in bloodshed. Who took him seriously then?

    Where will it end?

    Both Putin and Russian Patriarch Kirill and his Minister of Defense, Metropolitan Hilarion, in fact, appeal to the old tsarist-ecclesiastical nationalist myth about Moscow as the "Third Rome. With the fall of imperial Rome and then Constantinople (now Istanbul), the third Rome is Moscow, which will never fall, and there is no more fourth
    .

    That is why, since Putin took the reins of power, he financed the opening of more than three thousand parishes all over the world and in Russia, from Moscow to Alexandria, as revenge on the Alexandrian Patriarch Theotokos for recognizing the Ukrainian Orthodox Church, separated from Moscow, on his canonical territory in Africa, he founded two eparchies (bishoprics) of the Russian Orthodox Church, and there are as many Russian Orthodox in Africa as Catholic Croats in Pakistan.

    Putin's Russia is thus being formed as a dangerous theocratic empire, which has nothing to do with the West, but rather resembles the political system of the Islamic world.

    Replies: @Muggles, @Verymuchalive, @BB753, @Anonymous

    , @mc23
    @anonymous

    After Russia is defeated America will rebuild it. When we do we'll include generous funding for drag shows and porn. It was said the Romans created a desert and called it peace. Now Globohomo creates degeneracy and calls it progress. I suppose that's another way to keep peace

    , @Anonymous
    @anonymous


    Congressman Jamie Raskin who is quoted is Jewish and has grandparents who lived during the Russian Empire when there were pogroms.
     
    "is Jewish and has grandparents" who were alive in 1917 and are therefore now 105 years old? Sounds like a lie.

    Replies: @Achmed E. Newman

    , @BosTex
    @anonymous

    Jamie Raskin is a Leftist, through and through.

    Raskin’s father, Marcus, after having worked in the Kennedy White House (where he was fired; ‘reassigned’) was one of the founders of the Institute for Policy Studies, which is a a pretty far Left think tank in DC.

    His grandfather was a Russian Jewish immigrant, settled in Milwaukee. Plumbing contractor.

    The grandfather sounds like the only productive member of this family, all the rest being worthless Leftoids. Makes you wonder what the grandfather said around the dinner table regarding political talk?

    Based on timing, it is possible his grandfather witnessed a pogrom in Russia. Pogroms were relatively common through the first decade of the 20th century.

    Replies: @That Would Be Telling, @Anonymous

    , @International Jew
    @anonymous

    Not quite. If Jews harbor old resentments it's toward the Ukrainians. There weren't many Jews in Russia itself before the revolution; the great mass of Jews lived in what's today Ukraine, Belarus, Poland and Lithuania.

    Jews who know their history know that the Russians — ie the fledgling USSR — put an end to the post-WW1 pogroms in Ukraine, and during WW2 saved most of the Jews who survived the war. Granted, the USSR did none of these things just to be nice to the Jews, it did them to save itself.

    Later, many (all too many IMO) Jews had warm feelings about Russia because they were Communists.

    The crazy Russophobia you see now has little to do with any old historical grievances. It started about ten years ago as the left in the US started sliding deeper and deeper into globo-homo madness, and saw that Putin wasn't on board.

    Israel's Hebrew language newspapers still have comments sections. When there's something about Zelensky demanding Israeli arms, or that Israel boycott Russia (as he often does), the comments are overwhelmingly like "Go fuck yourself, Zelensky."

    Replies: @BosTex, @John Johnson, @nebulafox

    , @ramzan
    @anonymous

    Russia is a satanic evil commie brothel

  3. Steve, any thoughts on the Paul Pelosi thing? There have long been rumors that he’s into rough trade.

    • Replies: @Alec Leamas (working from home)
    @Anon


    Steve, any thoughts on the Paul Pelosi thing? There have long been rumors that he’s into rough trade.
     
    There's an aerial photo of the Pelosi home in San Francisco taken after the incident which certainly seems to show broken glass massed outside the glass doors which were destroyed during the event. You would expect the glass to be inside the glass doors if the guy broke in. However, if you were quickly trying to create physical evidence of a break-in, you might in your haste break the glass from the inside.

    Additionally, the Bay Area is known for coddling its drug-addled homeless lunatics. They are a sort of constituency, with a NGO structure and government fiefdoms which cater to them (and employ people to "work on" the homeless problem by making the homeless more obnoxious). If this guy wasn't an invited guest of Pelosi who went sideways, it wouldn't seem outside of the realm of possibility that one of the nuts thick on the ground in San Francisco did what drug-addicted nuts without treatment are wont to do. My guess is that Congresswoman Pelosi's district doesn't have an actual GOP opposition worth anything, but that she has substantial pressure and opposition from her left in the form of all manner of radical left interest groups. So "demonization" of Pelosi probably exists in the Bay Area, it's just that it's from Berkeley academics and left wing activists. I highly doubt that drug addicted lunatics living a communal lifestyle in and around an abandoned school bus in Berkeley are watching Fox News 24/7.
    , @Veteran Aryan
    @Anon

    Not many people know it, but dueling with hammers in your underwear is a popular early morning activity in California. Let's not overreact here.

    Replies: @Franz, @Mr. Anon

    , @Alden
    @Anon

    I doubt the Pelosi attack will appear on UNZ. I’ve texted and talked about it with about 18 San Franciscans. Actually live in the suburbs but own real estate & businesses in the city. One and all democrats and some liberal Jews.

    The first words from one and all were gay prostitute.

    The lying media claims the suspect is a right wing MAGA supporter who was looking for Nancy to attack her.

    It seems Steve wants to stick with sports and statistics. And Ron wants to ignore it too.

    The NY Post story is good. Rest of the press is doing the same thing they did in the Jussie Smullett case. Claims attacker is a MAGA Trump fan fascist conservative .

    He lives in a house in Bizarro Berkeley with BLM $ anti fa signs and a pride flag. Gives his occupation as nudist activist. organizes and marches nude in nudist parades. They want to legalize complete nudity in first San Francisco County then the state of California

    SFPD Charged nudist/gay activist illegal alien with elder abuse. Thousands of 82 year old women seriously injured and killed by the black savages of SF since 1960. I doubt one was ever charged with elder abuse..

    Conservative treehouse substack and free republic have truthful articles and great comments about the event. Go there to have some fun.

    Replies: @al gore rhythms, @Rooster16

    , @MEH 0910
    @Anon

    https://www.smobserved.com/story/2022/10/29/news/the-awful-truth-paul-pelosi-was-drunk-again-and-in-a-dispute-with-a-male-prostitute-early-friday-morning/7191.html
    https://archive.ph/8q2uy
    https://twitter.com/SMObserved/status/1586202520048713729

    https://twitter.com/SMObserved/status/1586810262757122048

    https://twitter.com/SMObserved/status/1586810675015229440
    https://twitter.com/SMObserved/status/1586811424310931456
    https://twitter.com/SMObserved/status/1586811636437770240
    https://twitter.com/SMObserved/status/1586812538146021376

    https://www.washingtonpost.com/business/musk-tweets-link-to-an-unfounded-conspiracy-theory/2022/10/30/7c9405f0-588e-11ed-bc40-b5a130f95ee7_story.html
    https://archive.ph/zwtju

    https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/2022/10/30/paul-pelosi-attack-misinformation-elon-musk/
    https://archive.ph/3krLC
    https://twitter.com/washingtonpost/status/1586796333968814080

    https://www.nytimes.com/2022/10/30/business/musk-tweets-hillary-clinton-pelosi-husband.html
    https://archive.ph/EAzJN
    https://twitter.com/nytimes/status/1586781288660623360

    Replies: @MEH 0910

  4. My Liege, please consider “Under Siege”* wherein the cross-dressing Commander Krill**(Gary Busey) asks, “Do I look like I need a psychological evaluation?”

    * Under Siege – Memories of that infernal idiocy be more than a little hazy – Methinks Commander Krill met his maker when he be swallowed up by a newly discovered species of baleen whale – or maybe he just walked the plankton.

    ** Krill – Also see Kirill, a character in Eastern Promises (aka Ain’t Nobody Here But Us Chechens), a flick about a now defunct American airline once known for losing luggage.

    • Thanks: Redneck farmer
    • Replies: @Anon
    @reactionry

    Yes, my first thought as well. It was, however, also a quite passable action movie, from what I recall.

    At least cast Gary Busey as the worthy Admiral (most heroic of all the USN, current or historical) in the no-doubt coming fawning bio pic.

  5. @anonymous
    Tucker Carlson is getting as close as possible to call them out for their agenda.

    "Russia is an Orthodox Christian country with traditional social values and for that reason, it must be destroyed, no matter what the cost to us. So this is not a conventional war, this is a jihad."
     
    https://twitter.com/TuckerCarlson/status/1586065636358328322

    Congressman Jamie Raskin who is quoted is Jewish and has grandparents who lived during the Russian Empire when there were pogroms. America finds itself needing to face war with Russia including involving nuclear weapons because of the continuous unresolved history between Jews and Russians.

    Replies: @James Speaks, @Cagey Beast, @Bardon Kaldian, @mc23, @Anonymous, @BosTex, @International Jew, @ramzan

    In a nutshell, yes. (unintentional pun) Irony in that Russia is using Syria, Iran and Lebanon to keep Israel off balance.

    OT: iSteve asked what Elon Musk should do with Twitter now that he is in control. My vote is for him to institute a payment tool. Goodbye PayPal, Hello Twitter Buck$.

    • Replies: @Anon
    @James Speaks

    Russia is also using huge numbers of Muslim soldiers in its army from Dagestan, Chechnya, Tartarstan, Uzbeks, Kazakhs, Tajiks, Turkmens, Krgyzs, Bashkirs etc.

    All to kill Christian Eastern Slavs in Ukraine.

    Replies: @James Speaks

  6. The U.S. has had a few eccentric, outlandish senior admirals, Halsey for example. Ray Spruance was exactly the opposite – – traditional, cautious, calculating. Guess which one was dubbed “The Admiral’s Admiral,” preferred by others of high rank as the one they would like to work with and learn from. I hope that the 4-star status of Adm. Levine does not have ripple effects, that is, embracing the notion that eccentricity, the challenging of traditional roles, pays-off.

    • Replies: @That Would Be Telling
    @SafeNow


    The U.S. has had a few eccentric, outlandish senior admirals, Halsey for example.
     
    Fortunately (((Admiral Levine))) is an Admiral of the US Public Health Service Commissioned Corps instead of the US Navy.

    Not sure how much difference that makes in various ways, but it can only get more people killed like when it was part of Pennsylvania's COVID Final Solution for the Medicaid Problem, but not before moving its mother out of her nursing home. Not by for example losing a war to keep Taiwan free vs. against male pattern baldness.

    Replies: @Anon

    , @Colin Wright
    @SafeNow

    'The U.S. has had a few eccentric, outlandish senior admirals, Halsey for example. Ray Spruance was exactly the opposite – – traditional, cautious, calculating. Guess which one was dubbed “The Admiral’s Admiral,” preferred by others of high rank as the one they would like to work with and learn from. I hope that the 4-star status of Adm. Levine does not have ripple effects, that is, embracing the notion that eccentricity, the challenging of traditional roles, pays-off.'

    You can't be serious. 'Admiral' Levine is a joke. All that divides people is whether they feel allowed to laugh or not.

    , @Reg Cæsar
    @SafeNow


    The U.S. has had a few eccentric, outlandish senior admirals...
     
    Apparently neither the Navy nor the Coast Guard has an admiral stationed on the Great Lakes. But that doesn't mean our fresh-water shores are devoid of admiralty.


    https://newscdn2.weigelbroadcasting.com/9CReK-1627061984-202057-blog-Milwaukee_Admirals_Web.jpg


    For all their naval pretensions, though, they were really named after a refrigerator:


    https://news.sportslogos.net/wp-content/uploads/2019/11/admirals-header.png

    Replies: @Cagey Beast

  7. @anonymous
    Tucker Carlson is getting as close as possible to call them out for their agenda.

    "Russia is an Orthodox Christian country with traditional social values and for that reason, it must be destroyed, no matter what the cost to us. So this is not a conventional war, this is a jihad."
     
    https://twitter.com/TuckerCarlson/status/1586065636358328322

    Congressman Jamie Raskin who is quoted is Jewish and has grandparents who lived during the Russian Empire when there were pogroms. America finds itself needing to face war with Russia including involving nuclear weapons because of the continuous unresolved history between Jews and Russians.

    Replies: @James Speaks, @Cagey Beast, @Bardon Kaldian, @mc23, @Anonymous, @BosTex, @International Jew, @ramzan

    “This is jihad”:

    • Replies: @AndrewR
    @Cagey Beast

    She could get it

  8. Only Maverick can fly the daring mission to take him out before he uses the vast power of the US Government to spread his insanity globally.

    In this movie, will there be a scene in which iSteve explains that the admiral’s evil plan is actually just brave indigenous people fighting for their freedom?

  9. @anonymous
    Tucker Carlson is getting as close as possible to call them out for their agenda.

    "Russia is an Orthodox Christian country with traditional social values and for that reason, it must be destroyed, no matter what the cost to us. So this is not a conventional war, this is a jihad."
     
    https://twitter.com/TuckerCarlson/status/1586065636358328322

    Congressman Jamie Raskin who is quoted is Jewish and has grandparents who lived during the Russian Empire when there were pogroms. America finds itself needing to face war with Russia including involving nuclear weapons because of the continuous unresolved history between Jews and Russians.

    Replies: @James Speaks, @Cagey Beast, @Bardon Kaldian, @mc23, @Anonymous, @BosTex, @International Jew, @ramzan

    It is Jihad, but Russian Orthodox, with their Muslim allies- all against not just modern, “decadent”, but also historical West.

    As a Croatian journalist Šola had written in a Dalmatian newspaper (googletran):

    https://slobodnadalmacija.hr/vijesti/svijet/ivica-sola-invaziju-treba-nazvati-pravim-imenom-ruski-pravoslavni-dzihad-car-putin-je-odlucio-zgaziti-ukrajinu-1171680

    The invasion should be called by its proper name – the Russian Orthodox Jihad. Tsar Putin has decided to trample Ukraine

    [MORE]

    ………………….
    Three weeks before Putin launched his criminal machine against an internationally recognized, sovereign state, in the Kremlin, in the ceremonial hall of St. George, Vladimir Vladmirovich held a ceremony in which, for special services to the “Russian cause” and the expansion of Russian interests in world, decorated the right hand of the Russian Patriarch Kirill, Metropolitan Hilarion, Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Orthodox Church. Hilarion was awarded one of the highest orders that Putin awards, the Order of Alexander Nevsky.

    “Sacred Borders”

    During the awarding of the Order to Metropolitan Hilarion, Putin announced in his speech, it is clear today, aggression against Ukraine. Addressing Hilarion, calling him the Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Orthodox Church, Putin says that he is awarding the order to a person who “gives Russia an example of dedication, sense of duty, determination and the ability to make difficult, sometimes unpredictable decisions.” Today, after three weeks, it is crystal clear what kind of “difficult and unpredictable decisions” Putin spoke to Hilarion. Trample Ukraine!

    But what is much more terrible is what Metropolitan Hilarion said to Putin on February 2 in the Kremlin in his response of thanks, where he openly invited him to defend the borders of Russian Orthodoxy. Hilarion, the right-hand man of the Russian Patriarch thus says that, although the department he heads is called the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Church, in these times it should actually be called the “Ministry of Defense” of the Russian Orthodox Church because, I quote, “we must defend the holy borders of our Church” , said Hilarion to Putin, which were threatened in 2018 when Patriarch Bartholomew of Constantinople recognized the autocephaly of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church and thereby separated it from Moscow.

    Then Hilarion clearly tells Putin what he must do in order to defend the “holy borders” of Russian Orthodoxy: “The Russian Church was created more than ten centuries ago in Kiev, and we inherited it within the borders in which it was created. We did not create these borders.” , says Hilarion to Putin, they are like that and we have to defend them. What music to Putin’s ears from another man of the Russian Orthodox Church who de facto called Putin to aggression against Ukraine, to return the cradle of Russian Orthodoxy, Kyiv and Ukraine, to Moscow.

    Well, it’s all said and done, and the Russian Patriarch Kirill and Metropolitan Hilarion, instead of Christian-like condemning Putin’s violence in Ukraine, open the champagne.

    Announcement of bloodshed

    The Russian Orthodox Church, as well as the Serbian Orthodox Church, as was shown in the Homeland War in Croatia, or recently by Porfiry’s landing in Montenegro, are not really churches, but parapolitical organizations emptied of the Gospel in the service of various Miloševićs, Vučićs, or in this case Tsar Putin, or in the service of the imperialism of the Russian and Serbian world.

    Russian Patriarch Kirill himself sees in Putin the military, political and spiritual leader of the entire Orthodoxy, where bombs and lithium (prayers) go hand in hand, from Montenegro to Ukraine. In that “It is necessary to appoint new church patriarchs, truly Orthodox and not schismatics and neo-papists, in Constantinople, Athens and Alexandria.” So Moscow, through Chaplin’s mouth to the key chairs of world Orthodoxy, which he calls “traitorous” and “schismatic”, as revenge for the autocephaly of the Ukrainian Church, wants to bring people loyal to Moscow (Putin). This is exactly what we are seeing today in Ukraine, where Putin, after conquering Ukraine, will appoint his own people to both secular and ecclesiastical chairs, with the assistance of the Russian Orthodox Church.

    How much Russians were affected by the restoration of autecephaly to the Ukrainian Orthodox Church in 2018 is also evidenced by the fact that Putin then convened his National Security Council and, it is forgotten, threatened four years ago that such an attack on Russian Orthodoxy in Ukraine could end in bloodshed. Who took him seriously then?

    Where will it end?

    Both Putin and Russian Patriarch Kirill and his Minister of Defense, Metropolitan Hilarion, in fact, appeal to the old tsarist-ecclesiastical nationalist myth about Moscow as the “Third Rome. With the fall of imperial Rome and then Constantinople (now Istanbul), the third Rome is Moscow, which will never fall, and there is no more fourth
    .

    That is why, since Putin took the reins of power, he financed the opening of more than three thousand parishes all over the world and in Russia, from Moscow to Alexandria, as revenge on the Alexandrian Patriarch Theotokos for recognizing the Ukrainian Orthodox Church, separated from Moscow, on his canonical territory in Africa, he founded two eparchies (bishoprics) of the Russian Orthodox Church, and there are as many Russian Orthodox in Africa as Catholic Croats in Pakistan.

    Putin’s Russia is thus being formed as a dangerous theocratic empire, which has nothing to do with the West, but rather resembles the political system of the Islamic world.

    • Troll: Verymuchalive
    • Replies: @Muggles
    @Bardon Kaldian

    Odd historical footnote: The original Crimean War was fought in large measure because the Islamic Ottoman Turks gave the Orthodox priests control over some sacred Jerusalem chapel/grotto where Christ did something or other. Or maybe Mary. Still a pilgrimage site.

    They were supposed to share it with Roman Catholics from time to time but stopped doing that.

    The Italians and French got mad over that and the Turks relented and kicked out the Orthodox priests. Crazy, no?

    Well the Russians got mad at the Turks and declared war on them, promising to attack Istanbul. Of course they mobilized troops and started marching through Romania or something.

    The Brits, always hating Russia, decided to ally with the French and Italians (someone needed to actually sail to Crimea and tell the Russians whats what). The Birts sailed a small fleet towards Sevastopol. The Brits were not Catholic and didn't have a stake in the chapel dispute, but what the hell. They had a big navy...

    This was around 1850. Of course no one had any naval maps of the Black Sea so they relied on rough estimates of the course from local merchant captains. After a shot-in-the-dark sail they eventually managed to hit somewhere on the Crimean peninsula.

    A horrible pointless war ensued for several years and eventually the Brits/French//Turks (Italians managed to avoid fighting somehow) and forced the Russians out of Sevastopol for a couple of months.

    Tens of thousands died. The Turks/Brits/French left soon after "victory" and eventually another deal was made about the chapel in Palestine. The Russians quickly came back to Sevastopol

    About 20 years ago I read a 600 page book titled (I think) The Crimean War. I wanted to know what that was about. Turns out it was one of the dumbest wars ever fought.

    So now Putin is re-enacting that as the New Tsar or something. The Russian Orthodox church has always been in bed with the Russian government, even under Stalin (barely tolerated it).

    Of course Putin as savior of the Orthodox Church makes as much sense as the original Crimean War. Russia lost that (for a year or so) but quickly returned. May not work in Ukraine though.

    The Rusians already have Crimea so what's the real point? My theory: Putin has incurable erectile dysfunction and takes his frustration out by killing the rebellious Tartars in Ukraine.

    At least my theory has salacious tabloid content. The "fearing NATO" stuff is just Vlad's embarrassing cover-up story.

    *Sigh* It's always about sex with these guys. Saddam, Ghaddifi, Osama, etc. Chairman Xi too, probably.

    Replies: @Lockean Proviso, @Observator

    , @Verymuchalive
    @Bardon Kaldian

    We've already got Hasbara Trolls, but you John Johnson and others constitute the NATO trolls.

    Replies: @John Johnson

    , @BB753
    @Bardon Kaldian

    Before there was an Islamic khalifate, there used to be a Christian Roman Empire, later called Byzantium by outsiders after the Great Schism. The principle was not theocracy, but rather joint rule by Church and Imperium, called "symphonía".
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Symphonia_(theology)
    In the West, in some Catholic monarchies the idea was to preserve such harmony but it was made difficult because Rome had become a secular power, with land, riches, armies and political power, as much as a religious institution.

    Replies: @Bardon Kaldian

    , @Anonymous
    @Bardon Kaldian

    President Putin has made it clear that this war will end the day after Kyiv formally renounces all pretentions to NATO membership. Russia is not going to tolerate Ukraine being turned into a NATO military outpost.

    Religious mumbo-jumbo has nothing to do with anything.

    Replies: @Bardon Kaldian

  10. …before he uses the vast power of the US Government to spread his insanity globally.

    Others are already doing that.

  11. @Thoughts
    I love this post

    "And Sensible Shoes"

    Replies: @HammerJack, @Alden, @Jack D

    And

    his Admiral’s costume

    It had transitioned from a uniform, you see.

    • LOL: kaganovitch
  12. I guess, the less he passes the geater the thrill in forcing people to pretend to validate him.

    BTW, allowing the Bee back on twitter will be a good early test of the Musk takeover. I suspect there is a lot of premature optimism about it at the moment.

  13. Hey, knock it off on the good Admiral here!

    I’m going as Adm Levine to my Halloween Party.

    The hard part will be getting in to those Louboutins. The high heels are bad enough.

    I’m going to fem him up a bit though. Don’t like the new mannish look.

    If you going to be a trans Admiral, you have to look the part. My red lipstick has to to match those shoes…

    “Monkeypox be damned, full speed ahead!”

    • Replies: @Eustace Tilley (not)
    @Muggles

    This Person of Pirateness, she
    Sails his desk 'cross the Crossdresser Sea.
    "Where ye bound for, Old Mate?"
    "To the Isle Without Hate,
    Seven Leagues from the Babylon Bee."

  14. @anonymous
    Tucker Carlson is getting as close as possible to call them out for their agenda.

    "Russia is an Orthodox Christian country with traditional social values and for that reason, it must be destroyed, no matter what the cost to us. So this is not a conventional war, this is a jihad."
     
    https://twitter.com/TuckerCarlson/status/1586065636358328322

    Congressman Jamie Raskin who is quoted is Jewish and has grandparents who lived during the Russian Empire when there were pogroms. America finds itself needing to face war with Russia including involving nuclear weapons because of the continuous unresolved history between Jews and Russians.

    Replies: @James Speaks, @Cagey Beast, @Bardon Kaldian, @mc23, @Anonymous, @BosTex, @International Jew, @ramzan

    After Russia is defeated America will rebuild it. When we do we’ll include generous funding for drag shows and porn. It was said the Romans created a desert and called it peace. Now Globohomo creates degeneracy and calls it progress. I suppose that’s another way to keep peace

  15. @Bardon Kaldian
    @anonymous

    It is Jihad, but Russian Orthodox, with their Muslim allies- all against not just modern, "decadent", but also historical West.

    As a Croatian journalist Šola had written in a Dalmatian newspaper (googletran):

    https://slobodnadalmacija.hr/vijesti/svijet/ivica-sola-invaziju-treba-nazvati-pravim-imenom-ruski-pravoslavni-dzihad-car-putin-je-odlucio-zgaziti-ukrajinu-1171680

    The invasion should be called by its proper name - the Russian Orthodox Jihad. Tsar Putin has decided to trample Ukraine



    ......................
    Three weeks before Putin launched his criminal machine against an internationally recognized, sovereign state, in the Kremlin, in the ceremonial hall of St. George, Vladimir Vladmirovich held a ceremony in which, for special services to the "Russian cause" and the expansion of Russian interests in world, decorated the right hand of the Russian Patriarch Kirill, Metropolitan Hilarion, Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Orthodox Church. Hilarion was awarded one of the highest orders that Putin awards, the Order of Alexander Nevsky.

    "Sacred Borders"

    During the awarding of the Order to Metropolitan Hilarion, Putin announced in his speech, it is clear today, aggression against Ukraine. Addressing Hilarion, calling him the Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Orthodox Church, Putin says that he is awarding the order to a person who "gives Russia an example of dedication, sense of duty, determination and the ability to make difficult, sometimes unpredictable decisions." Today, after three weeks, it is crystal clear what kind of "difficult and unpredictable decisions" Putin spoke to Hilarion. Trample Ukraine!

    But what is much more terrible is what Metropolitan Hilarion said to Putin on February 2 in the Kremlin in his response of thanks, where he openly invited him to defend the borders of Russian Orthodoxy. Hilarion, the right-hand man of the Russian Patriarch thus says that, although the department he heads is called the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Church, in these times it should actually be called the "Ministry of Defense" of the Russian Orthodox Church because, I quote, "we must defend the holy borders of our Church" , said Hilarion to Putin, which were threatened in 2018 when Patriarch Bartholomew of Constantinople recognized the autocephaly of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church and thereby separated it from Moscow.

    Then Hilarion clearly tells Putin what he must do in order to defend the "holy borders" of Russian Orthodoxy: "The Russian Church was created more than ten centuries ago in Kiev, and we inherited it within the borders in which it was created. We did not create these borders." , says Hilarion to Putin, they are like that and we have to defend them. What music to Putin's ears from another man of the Russian Orthodox Church who de facto called Putin to aggression against Ukraine, to return the cradle of Russian Orthodoxy, Kyiv and Ukraine, to Moscow.

    Well, it's all said and done, and the Russian Patriarch Kirill and Metropolitan Hilarion, instead of Christian-like condemning Putin's violence in Ukraine, open the champagne.

    Announcement of bloodshed


    The Russian Orthodox Church, as well as the Serbian Orthodox Church, as was shown in the Homeland War in Croatia, or recently by Porfiry's landing in Montenegro, are not really churches, but parapolitical organizations emptied of the Gospel in the service of various Miloševićs, Vučićs, or in this case Tsar Putin, or in the service of the imperialism of the Russian and Serbian world.

    Russian Patriarch Kirill himself sees in Putin the military, political and spiritual leader of the entire Orthodoxy, where bombs and lithium (prayers) go hand in hand, from Montenegro to Ukraine. In that "It is necessary to appoint new church patriarchs, truly Orthodox and not schismatics and neo-papists, in Constantinople, Athens and Alexandria." So Moscow, through Chaplin's mouth to the key chairs of world Orthodoxy, which he calls "traitorous" and "schismatic", as revenge for the autocephaly of the Ukrainian Church, wants to bring people loyal to Moscow (Putin). This is exactly what we are seeing today in Ukraine, where Putin, after conquering Ukraine, will appoint his own people to both secular and ecclesiastical chairs, with the assistance of the Russian Orthodox Church.

    How much Russians were affected by the restoration of autecephaly to the Ukrainian Orthodox Church in 2018 is also evidenced by the fact that Putin then convened his National Security Council and, it is forgotten, threatened four years ago that such an attack on Russian Orthodoxy in Ukraine could end in bloodshed. Who took him seriously then?

    Where will it end?

    Both Putin and Russian Patriarch Kirill and his Minister of Defense, Metropolitan Hilarion, in fact, appeal to the old tsarist-ecclesiastical nationalist myth about Moscow as the "Third Rome. With the fall of imperial Rome and then Constantinople (now Istanbul), the third Rome is Moscow, which will never fall, and there is no more fourth
    .

    That is why, since Putin took the reins of power, he financed the opening of more than three thousand parishes all over the world and in Russia, from Moscow to Alexandria, as revenge on the Alexandrian Patriarch Theotokos for recognizing the Ukrainian Orthodox Church, separated from Moscow, on his canonical territory in Africa, he founded two eparchies (bishoprics) of the Russian Orthodox Church, and there are as many Russian Orthodox in Africa as Catholic Croats in Pakistan.

    Putin's Russia is thus being formed as a dangerous theocratic empire, which has nothing to do with the West, but rather resembles the political system of the Islamic world.

    Replies: @Muggles, @Verymuchalive, @BB753, @Anonymous

    Odd historical footnote: The original Crimean War was fought in large measure because the Islamic Ottoman Turks gave the Orthodox priests control over some sacred Jerusalem chapel/grotto where Christ did something or other. Or maybe Mary. Still a pilgrimage site.

    They were supposed to share it with Roman Catholics from time to time but stopped doing that.

    The Italians and French got mad over that and the Turks relented and kicked out the Orthodox priests. Crazy, no?

    Well the Russians got mad at the Turks and declared war on them, promising to attack Istanbul. Of course they mobilized troops and started marching through Romania or something.

    The Brits, always hating Russia, decided to ally with the French and Italians (someone needed to actually sail to Crimea and tell the Russians whats what). The Birts sailed a small fleet towards Sevastopol. The Brits were not Catholic and didn’t have a stake in the chapel dispute, but what the hell. They had a big navy…

    This was around 1850. Of course no one had any naval maps of the Black Sea so they relied on rough estimates of the course from local merchant captains. After a shot-in-the-dark sail they eventually managed to hit somewhere on the Crimean peninsula.

    A horrible pointless war ensued for several years and eventually the Brits/French//Turks (Italians managed to avoid fighting somehow) and forced the Russians out of Sevastopol for a couple of months.

    Tens of thousands died. The Turks/Brits/French left soon after “victory” and eventually another deal was made about the chapel in Palestine. The Russians quickly came back to Sevastopol

    About 20 years ago I read a 600 page book titled (I think) The Crimean War. I wanted to know what that was about. Turns out it was one of the dumbest wars ever fought.

    So now Putin is re-enacting that as the New Tsar or something. The Russian Orthodox church has always been in bed with the Russian government, even under Stalin (barely tolerated it).

    Of course Putin as savior of the Orthodox Church makes as much sense as the original Crimean War. Russia lost that (for a year or so) but quickly returned. May not work in Ukraine though.

    The Rusians already have Crimea so what’s the real point? My theory: Putin has incurable erectile dysfunction and takes his frustration out by killing the rebellious Tartars in Ukraine.

    At least my theory has salacious tabloid content. The “fearing NATO” stuff is just Vlad’s embarrassing cover-up story.

    *Sigh* It’s always about sex with these guys. Saddam, Ghaddifi, Osama, etc. Chairman Xi too, probably.

    • Troll: JimDandy, Gordo
    • Replies: @Lockean Proviso
    @Muggles

    Fortunately, none of our leaders have had any suspicious sexual proclivities, such as towards children. Jeffrey Epstein was quickly brought to justice and a thorough investigation revealed no wrongdoing by US or U.K. leaders. Of course, as our ongoing liberations continue maybe minor-attracted persons will be allowed to practice their lifestyle choice and then and only then, once the experts weigh in and we can be sure that it's okay perhaps some of our elites might experiment with MAP-curiousity.

    , @Observator
    @Muggles

    The Crimean War of 1853-6 was essentially a dress rehearsal for the long German War of the twentieth century. Both were fought for the same reason, to thwart the potential emergence of a rival world power. Britain encouraged the participation of junior partner France in the attack on Russia largely to mollify the cocky self-proclaimed Emperor Napoleon III, who had imperial ambitions of his own, including avenging the humiliation of Waterloo. Much was made in the media of the day of the ancient adversaries now united against a common foe. Downplayed was the shocking reality that these nominally Christian nations allied with the Muslim Ottoman Empire to wage war against another Christian nation. That the Charge of the Light Brigade, perhaps the most remembered incident of that forgotten war, was the disastrous result of a mistaken order pretty much sums up the entire bloody misadventure.

  16. @Cagey Beast
    @anonymous

    "This is jihad":

    https://twitter.com/mdfzeh/status/1586036101906661376

    Replies: @AndrewR

    She could get it

  17. Notice how all the men stand with feet at a right angle, while all the women stand with feet in parallel. This is hardwired, and a person cannot possibly remember to not stand this way at all times :

    • LOL: silviosilver
    • Replies: @AceDeuce
    @Thomm


    Notice how all the men stand with feet at a right angle, while all the women stand with feet in parallel
     
    What about Cuckboi Gov. Wolf, AKA The Man with the Punchable Face, at the podium? His feet are parallel in the pic.
    , @Reg Cæsar
    @Thomm


    Notice how all the men stand with feet at a right angle...
     
    So the individual at the lectern is no man?

    Replies: @Sidewalk Meanderings

  18. @SafeNow
    The U.S. has had a few eccentric, outlandish senior admirals, Halsey for example. Ray Spruance was exactly the opposite - - traditional, cautious, calculating. Guess which one was dubbed “The Admiral’s Admiral,” preferred by others of high rank as the one they would like to work with and learn from. I hope that the 4-star status of Adm. Levine does not have ripple effects, that is, embracing the notion that eccentricity, the challenging of traditional roles, pays-off.

    Replies: @That Would Be Telling, @Colin Wright, @Reg Cæsar

    The U.S. has had a few eccentric, outlandish senior admirals, Halsey for example.

    Fortunately (((Admiral Levine))) is an Admiral of the US Public Health Service Commissioned Corps instead of the US Navy.

    Not sure how much difference that makes in various ways, but it can only get more people killed like when it was part of Pennsylvania’s COVID Final Solution for the Medicaid Problem, but not before moving its mother out of her nursing home. Not by for example losing a war to keep Taiwan free vs. against male pattern baldness.

    • Replies: @Anon
    @That Would Be Telling


    Fortunately (((Admiral Levine))) is an Admiral of the US Public Health Service Commissioned Corps instead of the US Navy.

     

    Now I'm disappointed.
  19. @SafeNow
    The U.S. has had a few eccentric, outlandish senior admirals, Halsey for example. Ray Spruance was exactly the opposite - - traditional, cautious, calculating. Guess which one was dubbed “The Admiral’s Admiral,” preferred by others of high rank as the one they would like to work with and learn from. I hope that the 4-star status of Adm. Levine does not have ripple effects, that is, embracing the notion that eccentricity, the challenging of traditional roles, pays-off.

    Replies: @That Would Be Telling, @Colin Wright, @Reg Cæsar

    ‘The U.S. has had a few eccentric, outlandish senior admirals, Halsey for example. Ray Spruance was exactly the opposite – – traditional, cautious, calculating. Guess which one was dubbed “The Admiral’s Admiral,” preferred by others of high rank as the one they would like to work with and learn from. I hope that the 4-star status of Adm. Levine does not have ripple effects, that is, embracing the notion that eccentricity, the challenging of traditional roles, pays-off.’

    You can’t be serious. ‘Admiral’ Levine is a joke. All that divides people is whether they feel allowed to laugh or not.

  20. “IT AIN’T US!” – Message from the US Coast Guard.

    • LOL: Achmed E. Newman
  21. @Anon
    Steve, any thoughts on the Paul Pelosi thing? There have long been rumors that he's into rough trade.

    https://twitter.com/AshaLogos/status/1586420873564913665

    Replies: @Alec Leamas (working from home), @Veteran Aryan, @Alden, @MEH 0910

    Steve, any thoughts on the Paul Pelosi thing? There have long been rumors that he’s into rough trade.

    There’s an aerial photo of the Pelosi home in San Francisco taken after the incident which certainly seems to show broken glass massed outside the glass doors which were destroyed during the event. You would expect the glass to be inside the glass doors if the guy broke in. However, if you were quickly trying to create physical evidence of a break-in, you might in your haste break the glass from the inside.

    Additionally, the Bay Area is known for coddling its drug-addled homeless lunatics. They are a sort of constituency, with a NGO structure and government fiefdoms which cater to them (and employ people to “work on” the homeless problem by making the homeless more obnoxious). If this guy wasn’t an invited guest of Pelosi who went sideways, it wouldn’t seem outside of the realm of possibility that one of the nuts thick on the ground in San Francisco did what drug-addicted nuts without treatment are wont to do. My guess is that Congresswoman Pelosi’s district doesn’t have an actual GOP opposition worth anything, but that she has substantial pressure and opposition from her left in the form of all manner of radical left interest groups. So “demonization” of Pelosi probably exists in the Bay Area, it’s just that it’s from Berkeley academics and left wing activists. I highly doubt that drug addicted lunatics living a communal lifestyle in and around an abandoned school bus in Berkeley are watching Fox News 24/7.

  22. a mentally ill megalomaniacal supervillain in a lady Admiral’s costume

    ………. We can dream……in the meantime ,another wakanda movie.

  23. I’ve been mixing up Adm. Levine and Adam Levine – one of whom is the lead singer of Maroon 5 lately.

    • LOL: Kratoklastes
  24. @Anon
    Steve, any thoughts on the Paul Pelosi thing? There have long been rumors that he's into rough trade.

    https://twitter.com/AshaLogos/status/1586420873564913665

    Replies: @Alec Leamas (working from home), @Veteran Aryan, @Alden, @MEH 0910

    Not many people know it, but dueling with hammers in your underwear is a popular early morning activity in California. Let’s not overreact here.

    • Replies: @Franz
    @Veteran Aryan


    Not many people know it, but dueling with hammers in your underwear is a popular early morning activity in California.
     
    Or a bedtime sport?

    I know a fellow who is on this story. It's a vibrating hammer sex toy. I didn't believe it either but if you go to Amazon there's a shop called "Hidden Innuendo" where y0u can buy one (batteries not included?) for fifty bucks.

    California retains its UNIQUE rep.

    Replies: @Veteran Aryan

    , @Mr. Anon
    @Veteran Aryan


    Not many people know it, but dueling with hammers in your underwear is a popular early morning activity in California. Let’s not overreact here.
     
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MGczXkknl80
  25. @Thoughts
    I love this post

    "And Sensible Shoes"

    Replies: @HammerJack, @Alden, @Jack D

    I laugh every time I see him in his women navy officer uniform skirt and his women’s pumps with sensible wide toes and 2 inch heels. The Anne Taylor look for women’s office wear..

    Anne Taylor went out of business about 20 years ago. When office dress codes allowed sweatshirts and sweatpants.

    • Replies: @kaganovitch
    @Alden

    Anne Taylor went out of business about 20 years ago. When office dress codes allowed sweatshirts and sweatpants.

    It's Ann Taylor and they never went out of business at all.

  26. @Anon
    Steve, any thoughts on the Paul Pelosi thing? There have long been rumors that he's into rough trade.

    https://twitter.com/AshaLogos/status/1586420873564913665

    Replies: @Alec Leamas (working from home), @Veteran Aryan, @Alden, @MEH 0910

    I doubt the Pelosi attack will appear on UNZ. I’ve texted and talked about it with about 18 San Franciscans. Actually live in the suburbs but own real estate & businesses in the city. One and all democrats and some liberal Jews.

    The first words from one and all were gay prostitute.

    The lying media claims the suspect is a right wing MAGA supporter who was looking for Nancy to attack her.

    It seems Steve wants to stick with sports and statistics. And Ron wants to ignore it too.

    The NY Post story is good. Rest of the press is doing the same thing they did in the Jussie Smullett case. Claims attacker is a MAGA Trump fan fascist conservative .

    He lives in a house in Bizarro Berkeley with BLM $ anti fa signs and a pride flag. Gives his occupation as nudist activist. organizes and marches nude in nudist parades. They want to legalize complete nudity in first San Francisco County then the state of California

    SFPD Charged nudist/gay activist illegal alien with elder abuse. Thousands of 82 year old women seriously injured and killed by the black savages of SF since 1960. I doubt one was ever charged with elder abuse..

    Conservative treehouse substack and free republic have truthful articles and great comments about the event. Go there to have some fun.

    • Replies: @al gore rhythms
    @Alden

    "It seems Steve wants to stick with sports and statistics"

    Articles about Baseball is how Steve prevents his site from being overwhelmed with foreigners. Works for me.

    , @Rooster16
    @Alden

    The Pelosi’s have considerable “behind the scenes” power. They are going to obfuscate any information coming out and memory-hole this thing as fast as possible. The plebs have already received their 5 second sound byte that the attacker was one of those dangerous far-right MAGA lovers… that’s all they need. However, the facade that the left puts up grows thinner by the day, their deviance and sickness boils up to surface more routinely now.

    Replies: @Veteran Aryan

  27. Babylon Bee & The Onion hardly serve any purpose.

    Muggeridge’s Law:

    The proposition that it is no longer possible to parody political correctness because real political correctness is now just as ridiculous as the satirical version. Malcolm Muggeridge was the editor of the British satirical magazine “Punch” in the early 1960s. When Nikita Khrushchev visited Britain, Muggeridge made up a list of the silliest places the Soviet leader could visit. At least half the places on the list were in Khrushchev’s actual itinerary.

    And that’s why “Punch” eventually folded, despite 2 resuscitation attempts.

    Who needs funny cartoons of Joe Biden, Karin Jean Pierre (the original is 100x funnier than Black Chucky Doll), Jen Psaki (beats Raggedy Ann Doll hands down), old hag Pelosi staring at you with dead tarantula eyes, rabid Chuck Schumer (D-NooYawk) foaming at the mouth while holding AR-15, Pete Buttigieg going on maternity leave, FBI agents (all ugly fat females) taking knee during St George F… Fentanyl Floyd Mania, their humiliation compensated by $100 gift cards:

    “The FBI Agents Association rewarded agents who took a knee in front of BLM, proving the rot isn’t just at the top”

    https://nypost.com/2022/10/19/fbi-agents-association-rewarded-agents-who-took-a-knee-in-front-of-blm/

    They ARE living, moving funny cartoons (except for Joe)

    • Replies: @silviosilver
    @John1955


    Malcolm Muggeridge
     
    Apologies if this has been mentioned here before, but apparently Tom Wolfe held Muggeridge in high esteem. Last I looked I couldn't find any reference to it online, but I could swear I recall an interviewer once asked Wolfe if there was anyone he had in mind that he was "writing to" when he wrote his novels, and Wolfe answered "Malcolm Muggeridge."

    Replies: @Steve Sailer

    , @Anonymous
    @John1955

    When Khrushchev visited the US in the 1960s he was apparently determined to visit Disneyland. However old Walt didn't like communists so made sure the park was closed for 'maintenance' for the duration of K's visit.

    Replies: @That Would Be Telling, @Dube

  28. @SafeNow
    The U.S. has had a few eccentric, outlandish senior admirals, Halsey for example. Ray Spruance was exactly the opposite - - traditional, cautious, calculating. Guess which one was dubbed “The Admiral’s Admiral,” preferred by others of high rank as the one they would like to work with and learn from. I hope that the 4-star status of Adm. Levine does not have ripple effects, that is, embracing the notion that eccentricity, the challenging of traditional roles, pays-off.

    Replies: @That Would Be Telling, @Colin Wright, @Reg Cæsar

    The U.S. has had a few eccentric, outlandish senior admirals…

    Apparently neither the Navy nor the Coast Guard has an admiral stationed on the Great Lakes. But that doesn’t mean our fresh-water shores are devoid of admiralty.

    For all their naval pretensions, though, they were really named after a refrigerator:

    • Replies: @Cagey Beast
    @Reg Cæsar

    The difference between those two logos hint at the changes in America over the years:
    - the old logo refers to manufacturing jobs that are now gone
    - the old logo didn't feel the need to be bad-ass or take itself too seriously
    - the new logo comes from the era suburbanites trying too hard to signal toughness, with their Punisher stickers and barbwire tattoos

    Replies: @Reg Cæsar

  29. @anonymous
    Tucker Carlson is getting as close as possible to call them out for their agenda.

    "Russia is an Orthodox Christian country with traditional social values and for that reason, it must be destroyed, no matter what the cost to us. So this is not a conventional war, this is a jihad."
     
    https://twitter.com/TuckerCarlson/status/1586065636358328322

    Congressman Jamie Raskin who is quoted is Jewish and has grandparents who lived during the Russian Empire when there were pogroms. America finds itself needing to face war with Russia including involving nuclear weapons because of the continuous unresolved history between Jews and Russians.

    Replies: @James Speaks, @Cagey Beast, @Bardon Kaldian, @mc23, @Anonymous, @BosTex, @International Jew, @ramzan

    Congressman Jamie Raskin who is quoted is Jewish and has grandparents who lived during the Russian Empire when there were pogroms.

    is Jewish and has grandparents” who were alive in 1917 and are therefore now 105 years old? Sounds like a lie.

    • Replies: @Achmed E. Newman
    @Anonymous

    I don't know about that being a lie. Would you say (write?) "I had grandparents who..." instead? Even if they have passed on they still are your grandparents. Tough call - better to say "My late grandparents lived during the ..."

    That's all the good I have to say about this Jamie Raskin - there is an article with an excerpt from him here on this site by Boyd Cathy (at the top right now).

    Replies: @James B. Shearer

  30. Best thread. Haha.

  31. @Thoughts
    I love this post

    "And Sensible Shoes"

    Replies: @HammerJack, @Alden, @Jack D

    No matter what other parts they chop off or add on, they are not going to change the fact that “Rachel” wears shoes that are men’s size 11 1/2 D width, which is 13 1/2 in a woman’s size. A size 13 1/2 high heeled pump looks ridiculous.

    2nd, unless you learned to walk in high heels in your youth, you are never going to be able to do it as an adult.

    So even for “Rachel”, tottering around on size 13 1/2 high heels would be too ridiculous.

    • Replies: @International Jew
    @Jack D


    unless you learned to walk in high heels in your youth, you are never going to be able to do it as an adult.
     
    Someone with a background in ice skating/ice hockey could do it. Like Gen. Mark Milley (who, face it, is exactly the kind of guy who could go trans at any moment).
    , @Buzz Mohawk
    @Jack D

    There is a "Y" chromosome in every cell of his body. That's all you need to know. Shoe size or not, this whole subject is ridiculous, especially in the modern world where such things as chromosomes are easily observed and rather deeply understood at this point.

    M to F trannies are transvestites pretending to be female. Period. The converse goes for F to M ones, but we notice there are not so many of them in the news or politics. I think that goes to Steve's correct observation and explanation that M to F shemales are men with autogynephilia or whatever who actually are very aggressive, hyper-male-testosterony jerks more likely to make an impact.

    Shortly after all this nonsense got heavy, my wife was working late one night and went to the ladies room down the hall from her office. She found a man standing in there. When she asked him what he was doing, he replied that he was a woman. My wife had no recourse, and we decided it was best for her career to just forget it. It was a frightening experience. Fortunately it has not happened again since.

    Replies: @Lockean Proviso

  32. Calling Levine an admiral is only slightly less absurd than calling him a woman.

    • Thanks: Old Prude
  33. @Veteran Aryan
    @Anon

    Not many people know it, but dueling with hammers in your underwear is a popular early morning activity in California. Let's not overreact here.

    Replies: @Franz, @Mr. Anon

    Not many people know it, but dueling with hammers in your underwear is a popular early morning activity in California.

    Or a bedtime sport?

    I know a fellow who is on this story. It’s a vibrating hammer sex toy. I didn’t believe it either but if you go to Amazon there’s a shop called “Hidden Innuendo” where y0u can buy one (batteries not included?) for fifty bucks.

    California retains its UNIQUE rep.

    • Replies: @Veteran Aryan
    @Franz

    The Love Hammer, baby!
    https://www.etsy.com/listing/1283358543/love-hammer?click_key=2087ad00825cd1e6cabd572304c0e15ca8574f9d%3A1283358543&click_sum=970d172e&ref=internal_similar_listing_bot-2

    Replies: @Franz

  34. @Alden
    @Thoughts

    I laugh every time I see him in his women navy officer uniform skirt and his women’s pumps with sensible wide toes and 2 inch heels. The Anne Taylor look for women’s office wear..

    Anne Taylor went out of business about 20 years ago. When office dress codes allowed sweatshirts and sweatpants.

    Replies: @kaganovitch

    Anne Taylor went out of business about 20 years ago. When office dress codes allowed sweatshirts and sweatpants.

    It’s Ann Taylor and they never went out of business at all.

  35. @John1955
    Babylon Bee & The Onion hardly serve any purpose.

    Muggeridge's Law:

    The proposition that it is no longer possible to parody political correctness because real political correctness is now just as ridiculous as the satirical version. Malcolm Muggeridge was the editor of the British satirical magazine "Punch" in the early 1960s. When Nikita Khrushchev visited Britain, Muggeridge made up a list of the silliest places the Soviet leader could visit. At least half the places on the list were in Khrushchev's actual itinerary.

    And that's why "Punch" eventually folded, despite 2 resuscitation attempts.

    Who needs funny cartoons of Joe Biden, Karin Jean Pierre (the original is 100x funnier than Black Chucky Doll), Jen Psaki (beats Raggedy Ann Doll hands down), old hag Pelosi staring at you with dead tarantula eyes, rabid Chuck Schumer (D-NooYawk) foaming at the mouth while holding AR-15, Pete Buttigieg going on maternity leave, FBI agents (all ugly fat females) taking knee during St George F... Fentanyl Floyd Mania, their humiliation compensated by $100 gift cards:

    "The FBI Agents Association rewarded agents who took a knee in front of BLM, proving the rot isn’t just at the top"

    https://nypost.com/2022/10/19/fbi-agents-association-rewarded-agents-who-took-a-knee-in-front-of-blm/

    They ARE living, moving funny cartoons (except for Joe)

    Replies: @silviosilver, @Anonymous

    Malcolm Muggeridge

    Apologies if this has been mentioned here before, but apparently Tom Wolfe held Muggeridge in high esteem. Last I looked I couldn’t find any reference to it online, but I could swear I recall an interviewer once asked Wolfe if there was anyone he had in mind that he was “writing to” when he wrote his novels, and Wolfe answered “Malcolm Muggeridge.”

    • Replies: @Steve Sailer
    @silviosilver

    I had dinner with Malcolm Muggeridge in the 1970s.

    Replies: @Verymuchalive, @Bill Jones

  36. Here’s my pitch to Tom Cruise: In Top Gun 3, a mentally ill megalomaniacal supervillain in a lady Admiral’s costume and sensible shoes has seized control of the US Navy.

    Meglomaniacs in naval uniforms sounds way to much like Cruise’s Scientology pals:

    • Thanks: Coemgen
    • Replies: @John Johnson
    @Mr. Anon

    It's pretty amazing that a failed sci-fi writer not only created a religion beloved by celebrities but also added a navy and with fake regalia.

    That type of can-do attitude just isn't as common with today's incels.

  37. @Veteran Aryan
    @Anon

    Not many people know it, but dueling with hammers in your underwear is a popular early morning activity in California. Let's not overreact here.

    Replies: @Franz, @Mr. Anon

    Not many people know it, but dueling with hammers in your underwear is a popular early morning activity in California. Let’s not overreact here.

  38. @Thomm
    Notice how all the men stand with feet at a right angle, while all the women stand with feet in parallel. This is hardwired, and a person cannot possibly remember to not stand this way at all times :

    https://www.pennlive.com/resizer/ItBtUl2r4XCN4hQGIK5r9PsB1GI=/1280x0/smart/arc-anglerfish-arc2-prod-advancelocal.s3.amazonaws.com/public/GFNYZK7EXZEW7H3MXEOPYA7IFM.JPG

    Replies: @AceDeuce, @Reg Cæsar

    Notice how all the men stand with feet at a right angle, while all the women stand with feet in parallel

    What about Cuckboi Gov. Wolf, AKA The Man with the Punchable Face, at the podium? His feet are parallel in the pic.

  39. OT – USMC releases new recruiting ad:

    Apparently, the Pentagon is concerned that last year’s “Heather has two mommies” ad wasn’t getting enough fighting-age men amped up about being be drone-fodder for the GAE. Based on this spot, you’d think that the greatest threat facing America will be some kind of shape-shifting alien enemy from a Guillermo del Toro movie. It states that the Marines will fight for the “stability of our nation” – not freedom, mind you, not liberty – but “stability”. It has a decidedly World Economic Forumy feel to it.

    • Replies: @Achmed E. Newman
    @Mr. Anon

    Thanks, Mr. Anon. I could not specifically pick out the face of a White man on there. (I didn't make a big effort to, mind you.) Honestly, I was kinda on the side of the drones and warships ... probably the director's fault...

    , @Gary in Gramercy
    @Mr. Anon

    Can't beat this Navy recruitment ad (note: SNL parody):

    https://youtu.be/jhioeOeOHsA

    , @nebulafox
    @Mr. Anon

    They've figured out that they've backed themselves into a corner in alienating America's warrior class, but are so deep down the rabbit hole that they don't get how they sound to external audiences anymore. "Stability" would work... if they didn't know damn well that their families would be considered the problem, not the nuts that burn down cities. That, and what exactly in the status quo is worth conserving, for increasing amounts of Americans?

    The exodus of long-serving NCOs from the military and their (sometimes) discouragement of their own progeny from joining over the past decade speaks volumes. What's next? Mercenaries?

    Replies: @That Would Be Telling

  40. @Thomm
    Notice how all the men stand with feet at a right angle, while all the women stand with feet in parallel. This is hardwired, and a person cannot possibly remember to not stand this way at all times :

    https://www.pennlive.com/resizer/ItBtUl2r4XCN4hQGIK5r9PsB1GI=/1280x0/smart/arc-anglerfish-arc2-prod-advancelocal.s3.amazonaws.com/public/GFNYZK7EXZEW7H3MXEOPYA7IFM.JPG

    Replies: @AceDeuce, @Reg Cæsar

    Notice how all the men stand with feet at a right angle…

    So the individual at the lectern is no man?

    • Replies: @Sidewalk Meanderings
    @Reg Cæsar

    The man at the lectern is standing next to a large raised platform on his
    right side, so maybe that's why he is standing with his feet parallel instead
    of at a 45 degree angle; that way he won't accidentally hit his right foot on
    the raised edge of the platform when he walks backwards from the lectern
    after he finishes his speech.

  41. @silviosilver
    @John1955


    Malcolm Muggeridge
     
    Apologies if this has been mentioned here before, but apparently Tom Wolfe held Muggeridge in high esteem. Last I looked I couldn't find any reference to it online, but I could swear I recall an interviewer once asked Wolfe if there was anyone he had in mind that he was "writing to" when he wrote his novels, and Wolfe answered "Malcolm Muggeridge."

    Replies: @Steve Sailer

    I had dinner with Malcolm Muggeridge in the 1970s.

    • Replies: @Verymuchalive
    @Steve Sailer

    Was he visiting your school.? Like many authors of the time, he would speak at selected schools. An older friend remembers him visiting her school ( 1960s ) and giving a talk to her and the other sixth-formers on his latest book. Then he had lunch with the Headmistress ( Girls' School, or, should I say, Academy for Young Ladies ) and sundry other staff and hangers-on.

    Replies: @Steve Sailer

    , @Bill Jones
    @Steve Sailer


    I had dinner with Malcolm Muggeridge in the 1970s.
     
    But then you decided that being gay wasn't for you after all.
  42. @James Speaks
    @anonymous

    In a nutshell, yes. (unintentional pun) Irony in that Russia is using Syria, Iran and Lebanon to keep Israel off balance.

    OT: iSteve asked what Elon Musk should do with Twitter now that he is in control. My vote is for him to institute a payment tool. Goodbye PayPal, Hello Twitter Buck$.

    Replies: @Anon

    Russia is also using huge numbers of Muslim soldiers in its army from Dagestan, Chechnya, Tartarstan, Uzbeks, Kazakhs, Tajiks, Turkmens, Krgyzs, Bashkirs etc.

    All to kill Christian Eastern Slavs in Ukraine.

    • Replies: @James Speaks
    @Anon


    All to kill Christian Eastern Slavs in Ukraine.
     
    All to kill Nazi pseudo-Roman Catholic Slavs in Ukraine.

    FIFY

    (Russia is Eastern Orthodox Catholic)

    Replies: @John Johnson

  43. @reactionry
    My Liege, please consider "Under Siege"* wherein the cross-dressing Commander Krill**(Gary Busey) asks, "Do I look like I need a psychological evaluation?"

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UCId3kjWPs8

    * Under Siege - Memories of that infernal idiocy be more than a little hazy - Methinks Commander Krill met his maker when he be swallowed up by a newly discovered species of baleen whale - or maybe he just walked the plankton.

    ** Krill - Also see Kirill, a character in Eastern Promises (aka Ain't Nobody Here But Us Chechens), a flick about a now defunct American airline once known for losing luggage.

    Replies: @Anon

    Yes, my first thought as well. It was, however, also a quite passable action movie, from what I recall.

    At least cast Gary Busey as the worthy Admiral (most heroic of all the USN, current or historical) in the no-doubt coming fawning bio pic.

  44. @Bardon Kaldian
    @anonymous

    It is Jihad, but Russian Orthodox, with their Muslim allies- all against not just modern, "decadent", but also historical West.

    As a Croatian journalist Šola had written in a Dalmatian newspaper (googletran):

    https://slobodnadalmacija.hr/vijesti/svijet/ivica-sola-invaziju-treba-nazvati-pravim-imenom-ruski-pravoslavni-dzihad-car-putin-je-odlucio-zgaziti-ukrajinu-1171680

    The invasion should be called by its proper name - the Russian Orthodox Jihad. Tsar Putin has decided to trample Ukraine



    ......................
    Three weeks before Putin launched his criminal machine against an internationally recognized, sovereign state, in the Kremlin, in the ceremonial hall of St. George, Vladimir Vladmirovich held a ceremony in which, for special services to the "Russian cause" and the expansion of Russian interests in world, decorated the right hand of the Russian Patriarch Kirill, Metropolitan Hilarion, Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Orthodox Church. Hilarion was awarded one of the highest orders that Putin awards, the Order of Alexander Nevsky.

    "Sacred Borders"

    During the awarding of the Order to Metropolitan Hilarion, Putin announced in his speech, it is clear today, aggression against Ukraine. Addressing Hilarion, calling him the Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Orthodox Church, Putin says that he is awarding the order to a person who "gives Russia an example of dedication, sense of duty, determination and the ability to make difficult, sometimes unpredictable decisions." Today, after three weeks, it is crystal clear what kind of "difficult and unpredictable decisions" Putin spoke to Hilarion. Trample Ukraine!

    But what is much more terrible is what Metropolitan Hilarion said to Putin on February 2 in the Kremlin in his response of thanks, where he openly invited him to defend the borders of Russian Orthodoxy. Hilarion, the right-hand man of the Russian Patriarch thus says that, although the department he heads is called the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Church, in these times it should actually be called the "Ministry of Defense" of the Russian Orthodox Church because, I quote, "we must defend the holy borders of our Church" , said Hilarion to Putin, which were threatened in 2018 when Patriarch Bartholomew of Constantinople recognized the autocephaly of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church and thereby separated it from Moscow.

    Then Hilarion clearly tells Putin what he must do in order to defend the "holy borders" of Russian Orthodoxy: "The Russian Church was created more than ten centuries ago in Kiev, and we inherited it within the borders in which it was created. We did not create these borders." , says Hilarion to Putin, they are like that and we have to defend them. What music to Putin's ears from another man of the Russian Orthodox Church who de facto called Putin to aggression against Ukraine, to return the cradle of Russian Orthodoxy, Kyiv and Ukraine, to Moscow.

    Well, it's all said and done, and the Russian Patriarch Kirill and Metropolitan Hilarion, instead of Christian-like condemning Putin's violence in Ukraine, open the champagne.

    Announcement of bloodshed


    The Russian Orthodox Church, as well as the Serbian Orthodox Church, as was shown in the Homeland War in Croatia, or recently by Porfiry's landing in Montenegro, are not really churches, but parapolitical organizations emptied of the Gospel in the service of various Miloševićs, Vučićs, or in this case Tsar Putin, or in the service of the imperialism of the Russian and Serbian world.

    Russian Patriarch Kirill himself sees in Putin the military, political and spiritual leader of the entire Orthodoxy, where bombs and lithium (prayers) go hand in hand, from Montenegro to Ukraine. In that "It is necessary to appoint new church patriarchs, truly Orthodox and not schismatics and neo-papists, in Constantinople, Athens and Alexandria." So Moscow, through Chaplin's mouth to the key chairs of world Orthodoxy, which he calls "traitorous" and "schismatic", as revenge for the autocephaly of the Ukrainian Church, wants to bring people loyal to Moscow (Putin). This is exactly what we are seeing today in Ukraine, where Putin, after conquering Ukraine, will appoint his own people to both secular and ecclesiastical chairs, with the assistance of the Russian Orthodox Church.

    How much Russians were affected by the restoration of autecephaly to the Ukrainian Orthodox Church in 2018 is also evidenced by the fact that Putin then convened his National Security Council and, it is forgotten, threatened four years ago that such an attack on Russian Orthodoxy in Ukraine could end in bloodshed. Who took him seriously then?

    Where will it end?

    Both Putin and Russian Patriarch Kirill and his Minister of Defense, Metropolitan Hilarion, in fact, appeal to the old tsarist-ecclesiastical nationalist myth about Moscow as the "Third Rome. With the fall of imperial Rome and then Constantinople (now Istanbul), the third Rome is Moscow, which will never fall, and there is no more fourth
    .

    That is why, since Putin took the reins of power, he financed the opening of more than three thousand parishes all over the world and in Russia, from Moscow to Alexandria, as revenge on the Alexandrian Patriarch Theotokos for recognizing the Ukrainian Orthodox Church, separated from Moscow, on his canonical territory in Africa, he founded two eparchies (bishoprics) of the Russian Orthodox Church, and there are as many Russian Orthodox in Africa as Catholic Croats in Pakistan.

    Putin's Russia is thus being formed as a dangerous theocratic empire, which has nothing to do with the West, but rather resembles the political system of the Islamic world.

    Replies: @Muggles, @Verymuchalive, @BB753, @Anonymous

    We’ve already got Hasbara Trolls, but you John Johnson and others constitute the NATO trolls.

    • Agree: BB753
    • Replies: @John Johnson
    @Verymuchalive

    We’ve already got Hasbara Trolls, but you John Johnson and others constitute the NATO trolls.

    So being against the war makes one a NATO troll?

    The whole world is against this war.

    Russia is using prisoners and anti-retreat lines. You really lack common sense if you think it makes sense to keep cheering this mass murdering dictator. As I stated months ago a little shell of a man like Putin ultimately disappoints his own supporters. He will go to new lows to win as his supporters mistakenly assume that he has it all figured out. I had Putin's 26th keyboard division turn furious when I suggested that he targeted civilian areas back in March. Now he does it openly on a daily basis with Iranian drones.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P0j9-XgVsqo

  45. @Reg Cæsar
    @SafeNow


    The U.S. has had a few eccentric, outlandish senior admirals...
     
    Apparently neither the Navy nor the Coast Guard has an admiral stationed on the Great Lakes. But that doesn't mean our fresh-water shores are devoid of admiralty.


    https://newscdn2.weigelbroadcasting.com/9CReK-1627061984-202057-blog-Milwaukee_Admirals_Web.jpg


    For all their naval pretensions, though, they were really named after a refrigerator:


    https://news.sportslogos.net/wp-content/uploads/2019/11/admirals-header.png

    Replies: @Cagey Beast

    The difference between those two logos hint at the changes in America over the years:
    – the old logo refers to manufacturing jobs that are now gone
    – the old logo didn’t feel the need to be bad-ass or take itself too seriously
    – the new logo comes from the era suburbanites trying too hard to signal toughness, with their Punisher stickers and barbwire tattoos

    • Agree: Old Prude
    • Replies: @Reg Cæsar
    @Cagey Beast


    the old logo refers to manufacturing jobs that are now gone
     
    Good point. But it wasn't the "old logo". It was a retro design for the club's 50th anniversary a few years ago.

    But it sure looks like one, doesn't it?

    (Didn't most appliances just follow their parent companies' automobile plants down south?)

    Note the progression from generic hockey to cute-nautical to fake-Patriots to winter-long Halloween. Yes, the Lakes are deadlier than one might imagine, but why celebrate the fact? Gruesome.


    https://1000logos.net/wp-content/uploads/2022/01/Milwaukee-Admirals-Logo-history-1536x1296.png
  46. @Steve Sailer
    @silviosilver

    I had dinner with Malcolm Muggeridge in the 1970s.

    Replies: @Verymuchalive, @Bill Jones

    Was he visiting your school.? Like many authors of the time, he would speak at selected schools. An older friend remembers him visiting her school ( 1960s ) and giving a talk to her and the other sixth-formers on his latest book. Then he had lunch with the Headmistress ( Girls’ School, or, should I say, Academy for Young Ladies ) and sundry other staff and hangers-on.

    • Replies: @Steve Sailer
    @Verymuchalive

    Yes, Muggeridge was visiting Rice U. on a promotional tour. Professor Bill Martin, knowing (somehow) that I'd read a couple of volumes of Muggeridge's memoir "The Green Stick," asked me to be his dinner host.

  47. @That Would Be Telling
    @SafeNow


    The U.S. has had a few eccentric, outlandish senior admirals, Halsey for example.
     
    Fortunately (((Admiral Levine))) is an Admiral of the US Public Health Service Commissioned Corps instead of the US Navy.

    Not sure how much difference that makes in various ways, but it can only get more people killed like when it was part of Pennsylvania's COVID Final Solution for the Medicaid Problem, but not before moving its mother out of her nursing home. Not by for example losing a war to keep Taiwan free vs. against male pattern baldness.

    Replies: @Anon

    Fortunately (((Admiral Levine))) is an Admiral of the US Public Health Service Commissioned Corps instead of the US Navy.

    Now I’m disappointed.

  48. @Verymuchalive
    @Steve Sailer

    Was he visiting your school.? Like many authors of the time, he would speak at selected schools. An older friend remembers him visiting her school ( 1960s ) and giving a talk to her and the other sixth-formers on his latest book. Then he had lunch with the Headmistress ( Girls' School, or, should I say, Academy for Young Ladies ) and sundry other staff and hangers-on.

    Replies: @Steve Sailer

    Yes, Muggeridge was visiting Rice U. on a promotional tour. Professor Bill Martin, knowing (somehow) that I’d read a couple of volumes of Muggeridge’s memoir “The Green Stick,” asked me to be his dinner host.

  49. @Bardon Kaldian
    @anonymous

    It is Jihad, but Russian Orthodox, with their Muslim allies- all against not just modern, "decadent", but also historical West.

    As a Croatian journalist Šola had written in a Dalmatian newspaper (googletran):

    https://slobodnadalmacija.hr/vijesti/svijet/ivica-sola-invaziju-treba-nazvati-pravim-imenom-ruski-pravoslavni-dzihad-car-putin-je-odlucio-zgaziti-ukrajinu-1171680

    The invasion should be called by its proper name - the Russian Orthodox Jihad. Tsar Putin has decided to trample Ukraine



    ......................
    Three weeks before Putin launched his criminal machine against an internationally recognized, sovereign state, in the Kremlin, in the ceremonial hall of St. George, Vladimir Vladmirovich held a ceremony in which, for special services to the "Russian cause" and the expansion of Russian interests in world, decorated the right hand of the Russian Patriarch Kirill, Metropolitan Hilarion, Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Orthodox Church. Hilarion was awarded one of the highest orders that Putin awards, the Order of Alexander Nevsky.

    "Sacred Borders"

    During the awarding of the Order to Metropolitan Hilarion, Putin announced in his speech, it is clear today, aggression against Ukraine. Addressing Hilarion, calling him the Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Orthodox Church, Putin says that he is awarding the order to a person who "gives Russia an example of dedication, sense of duty, determination and the ability to make difficult, sometimes unpredictable decisions." Today, after three weeks, it is crystal clear what kind of "difficult and unpredictable decisions" Putin spoke to Hilarion. Trample Ukraine!

    But what is much more terrible is what Metropolitan Hilarion said to Putin on February 2 in the Kremlin in his response of thanks, where he openly invited him to defend the borders of Russian Orthodoxy. Hilarion, the right-hand man of the Russian Patriarch thus says that, although the department he heads is called the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Church, in these times it should actually be called the "Ministry of Defense" of the Russian Orthodox Church because, I quote, "we must defend the holy borders of our Church" , said Hilarion to Putin, which were threatened in 2018 when Patriarch Bartholomew of Constantinople recognized the autocephaly of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church and thereby separated it from Moscow.

    Then Hilarion clearly tells Putin what he must do in order to defend the "holy borders" of Russian Orthodoxy: "The Russian Church was created more than ten centuries ago in Kiev, and we inherited it within the borders in which it was created. We did not create these borders." , says Hilarion to Putin, they are like that and we have to defend them. What music to Putin's ears from another man of the Russian Orthodox Church who de facto called Putin to aggression against Ukraine, to return the cradle of Russian Orthodoxy, Kyiv and Ukraine, to Moscow.

    Well, it's all said and done, and the Russian Patriarch Kirill and Metropolitan Hilarion, instead of Christian-like condemning Putin's violence in Ukraine, open the champagne.

    Announcement of bloodshed


    The Russian Orthodox Church, as well as the Serbian Orthodox Church, as was shown in the Homeland War in Croatia, or recently by Porfiry's landing in Montenegro, are not really churches, but parapolitical organizations emptied of the Gospel in the service of various Miloševićs, Vučićs, or in this case Tsar Putin, or in the service of the imperialism of the Russian and Serbian world.

    Russian Patriarch Kirill himself sees in Putin the military, political and spiritual leader of the entire Orthodoxy, where bombs and lithium (prayers) go hand in hand, from Montenegro to Ukraine. In that "It is necessary to appoint new church patriarchs, truly Orthodox and not schismatics and neo-papists, in Constantinople, Athens and Alexandria." So Moscow, through Chaplin's mouth to the key chairs of world Orthodoxy, which he calls "traitorous" and "schismatic", as revenge for the autocephaly of the Ukrainian Church, wants to bring people loyal to Moscow (Putin). This is exactly what we are seeing today in Ukraine, where Putin, after conquering Ukraine, will appoint his own people to both secular and ecclesiastical chairs, with the assistance of the Russian Orthodox Church.

    How much Russians were affected by the restoration of autecephaly to the Ukrainian Orthodox Church in 2018 is also evidenced by the fact that Putin then convened his National Security Council and, it is forgotten, threatened four years ago that such an attack on Russian Orthodoxy in Ukraine could end in bloodshed. Who took him seriously then?

    Where will it end?

    Both Putin and Russian Patriarch Kirill and his Minister of Defense, Metropolitan Hilarion, in fact, appeal to the old tsarist-ecclesiastical nationalist myth about Moscow as the "Third Rome. With the fall of imperial Rome and then Constantinople (now Istanbul), the third Rome is Moscow, which will never fall, and there is no more fourth
    .

    That is why, since Putin took the reins of power, he financed the opening of more than three thousand parishes all over the world and in Russia, from Moscow to Alexandria, as revenge on the Alexandrian Patriarch Theotokos for recognizing the Ukrainian Orthodox Church, separated from Moscow, on his canonical territory in Africa, he founded two eparchies (bishoprics) of the Russian Orthodox Church, and there are as many Russian Orthodox in Africa as Catholic Croats in Pakistan.

    Putin's Russia is thus being formed as a dangerous theocratic empire, which has nothing to do with the West, but rather resembles the political system of the Islamic world.

    Replies: @Muggles, @Verymuchalive, @BB753, @Anonymous

    Before there was an Islamic khalifate, there used to be a Christian Roman Empire, later called Byzantium by outsiders after the Great Schism. The principle was not theocracy, but rather joint rule by Church and Imperium, called “symphonía”.
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Symphonia_(theology)
    In the West, in some Catholic monarchies the idea was to preserve such harmony but it was made difficult because Rome had become a secular power, with land, riches, armies and political power, as much as a religious institution.

    • Replies: @Bardon Kaldian
    @BB753

    Byzantium was, for most of its history, erastian (see Erastianism, in the Western context), i.e. state power was superior to ecclesiastical. The same goes for Russia, especially after Peter the Great's reforms: the Church is virtually always allied to the state authority (if Eastern Orthodox). So this is a specific variant of theocracy, perhaps the best analogue being Calvin's Geneva.

    For the historical West, there was always some kind of "handshake" between secular and spiritual powers, the best example being Charlemagne. Then the Church gained more and more power, with pope Innocent III in the 13th C as the most powerful European ruler. After that, the influence of popes gradually subsided & was greatly diminished by the Reformation.

    Be as it may, the Byzantine political-cultural model is different from the Western one: Church is always the instrument, ally & also the shaper of national-cultural-political powers.

    Replies: @Bardon Kaldian, @BB753

  50. @Muggles
    @Bardon Kaldian

    Odd historical footnote: The original Crimean War was fought in large measure because the Islamic Ottoman Turks gave the Orthodox priests control over some sacred Jerusalem chapel/grotto where Christ did something or other. Or maybe Mary. Still a pilgrimage site.

    They were supposed to share it with Roman Catholics from time to time but stopped doing that.

    The Italians and French got mad over that and the Turks relented and kicked out the Orthodox priests. Crazy, no?

    Well the Russians got mad at the Turks and declared war on them, promising to attack Istanbul. Of course they mobilized troops and started marching through Romania or something.

    The Brits, always hating Russia, decided to ally with the French and Italians (someone needed to actually sail to Crimea and tell the Russians whats what). The Birts sailed a small fleet towards Sevastopol. The Brits were not Catholic and didn't have a stake in the chapel dispute, but what the hell. They had a big navy...

    This was around 1850. Of course no one had any naval maps of the Black Sea so they relied on rough estimates of the course from local merchant captains. After a shot-in-the-dark sail they eventually managed to hit somewhere on the Crimean peninsula.

    A horrible pointless war ensued for several years and eventually the Brits/French//Turks (Italians managed to avoid fighting somehow) and forced the Russians out of Sevastopol for a couple of months.

    Tens of thousands died. The Turks/Brits/French left soon after "victory" and eventually another deal was made about the chapel in Palestine. The Russians quickly came back to Sevastopol

    About 20 years ago I read a 600 page book titled (I think) The Crimean War. I wanted to know what that was about. Turns out it was one of the dumbest wars ever fought.

    So now Putin is re-enacting that as the New Tsar or something. The Russian Orthodox church has always been in bed with the Russian government, even under Stalin (barely tolerated it).

    Of course Putin as savior of the Orthodox Church makes as much sense as the original Crimean War. Russia lost that (for a year or so) but quickly returned. May not work in Ukraine though.

    The Rusians already have Crimea so what's the real point? My theory: Putin has incurable erectile dysfunction and takes his frustration out by killing the rebellious Tartars in Ukraine.

    At least my theory has salacious tabloid content. The "fearing NATO" stuff is just Vlad's embarrassing cover-up story.

    *Sigh* It's always about sex with these guys. Saddam, Ghaddifi, Osama, etc. Chairman Xi too, probably.

    Replies: @Lockean Proviso, @Observator

    Fortunately, none of our leaders have had any suspicious sexual proclivities, such as towards children. Jeffrey Epstein was quickly brought to justice and a thorough investigation revealed no wrongdoing by US or U.K. leaders. Of course, as our ongoing liberations continue maybe minor-attracted persons will be allowed to practice their lifestyle choice and then and only then, once the experts weigh in and we can be sure that it’s okay perhaps some of our elites might experiment with MAP-curiousity.

    • LOL: Gordo
  51. @Anonymous
    @anonymous


    Congressman Jamie Raskin who is quoted is Jewish and has grandparents who lived during the Russian Empire when there were pogroms.
     
    "is Jewish and has grandparents" who were alive in 1917 and are therefore now 105 years old? Sounds like a lie.

    Replies: @Achmed E. Newman

    I don’t know about that being a lie. Would you say (write?) “I had grandparents who…” instead? Even if they have passed on they still are your grandparents. Tough call – better to say “My late grandparents lived during the …”

    That’s all the good I have to say about this Jamie Raskin – there is an article with an excerpt from him here on this site by Boyd Cathy (at the top right now).

    • Replies: @James B. Shearer
    @Achmed E. Newman

    I don’t know about that being a lie. .."

    I agree you still have grandparents even if they are dead. And in any case making a minor grammatical error is not the same as lying.

  52. @Mr. Anon
    OT - USMC releases new recruiting ad:

    https://twitter.com/USMarineCorps/status/1585617425676091393

    Apparently, the Pentagon is concerned that last year's "Heather has two mommies" ad wasn't getting enough fighting-age men amped up about being be drone-fodder for the GAE. Based on this spot, you'd think that the greatest threat facing America will be some kind of shape-shifting alien enemy from a Guillermo del Toro movie. It states that the Marines will fight for the "stability of our nation" - not freedom, mind you, not liberty - but "stability". It has a decidedly World Economic Forumy feel to it.

    Replies: @Achmed E. Newman, @Gary in Gramercy, @nebulafox

    Thanks, Mr. Anon. I could not specifically pick out the face of a White man on there. (I didn’t make a big effort to, mind you.) Honestly, I was kinda on the side of the drones and warships … probably the director’s fault…

  53. @BB753
    @Bardon Kaldian

    Before there was an Islamic khalifate, there used to be a Christian Roman Empire, later called Byzantium by outsiders after the Great Schism. The principle was not theocracy, but rather joint rule by Church and Imperium, called "symphonía".
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Symphonia_(theology)
    In the West, in some Catholic monarchies the idea was to preserve such harmony but it was made difficult because Rome had become a secular power, with land, riches, armies and political power, as much as a religious institution.

    Replies: @Bardon Kaldian

    Byzantium was, for most of its history, erastian (see Erastianism, in the Western context), i.e. state power was superior to ecclesiastical. The same goes for Russia, especially after Peter the Great’s reforms: the Church is virtually always allied to the state authority (if Eastern Orthodox). So this is a specific variant of theocracy, perhaps the best analogue being Calvin’s Geneva.

    For the historical West, there was always some kind of “handshake” between secular and spiritual powers, the best example being Charlemagne. Then the Church gained more and more power, with pope Innocent III in the 13th C as the most powerful European ruler. After that, the influence of popes gradually subsided & was greatly diminished by the Reformation.

    Be as it may, the Byzantine political-cultural model is different from the Western one: Church is always the instrument, ally & also the shaper of national-cultural-political powers.

    • Replies: @Bardon Kaldian
    @Bardon Kaldian

    One more thing: I knew a guy who studied to become a Serbian Orthodox priest. He showed me his textbooks- there was a small amount of theology, but much about Serbian medieval dynasty Nemanjići (the 12th to the 14th C). These guys, with one exception, became saints of the Serbian Orthodox Church.

    It is the same with Russians, where Alexander Nevsky, essentially a ruler-warrior, is a saint.

    This is impossible in the West, where Vasco da Gama or John of Austria are not Catholic saints. Nor is Elizabeth I a saint in the Church of England.

    Replies: @BB753

    , @BB753
    @Bardon Kaldian

    You don't understand the meaning of "symphonía". The Church didn't jointly rule the state but oy the spiritual and moral spheres.

    Replies: @Bardon Kaldian

  54. @Bardon Kaldian
    @BB753

    Byzantium was, for most of its history, erastian (see Erastianism, in the Western context), i.e. state power was superior to ecclesiastical. The same goes for Russia, especially after Peter the Great's reforms: the Church is virtually always allied to the state authority (if Eastern Orthodox). So this is a specific variant of theocracy, perhaps the best analogue being Calvin's Geneva.

    For the historical West, there was always some kind of "handshake" between secular and spiritual powers, the best example being Charlemagne. Then the Church gained more and more power, with pope Innocent III in the 13th C as the most powerful European ruler. After that, the influence of popes gradually subsided & was greatly diminished by the Reformation.

    Be as it may, the Byzantine political-cultural model is different from the Western one: Church is always the instrument, ally & also the shaper of national-cultural-political powers.

    Replies: @Bardon Kaldian, @BB753

    One more thing: I knew a guy who studied to become a Serbian Orthodox priest. He showed me his textbooks- there was a small amount of theology, but much about Serbian medieval dynasty Nemanjići (the 12th to the 14th C). These guys, with one exception, became saints of the Serbian Orthodox Church.

    It is the same with Russians, where Alexander Nevsky, essentially a ruler-warrior, is a saint.

    This is impossible in the West, where Vasco da Gama or John of Austria are not Catholic saints. Nor is Elizabeth I a saint in the Church of England.

    • Replies: @BB753
    @Bardon Kaldian

    You've probably never heard of Joan of Arc. Or of pope Urban II, who called for the first crusade against the Mohammedans. Both are saints and so are countless other bellicose or soldierly Catholics .
    Bardon , your background isn't Christian at all, right? I'm leaning Jewish. ( Or you would know these facts).

    Replies: @Bardon Kaldian

  55. (((Bill Maher))) had fun mocking the woke Halloween dress code.

    But neither he nor the Babylon Bee ((((Babylon Bee)))?) suggest doing Halloween in the (((Chosen)))’s costumes.

    And to see (((them))) in their goofy regalia, earnestly dry-humping their goofy wall… well, those are some novel costumes!

    🙂

  56. @Muggles
    @Bardon Kaldian

    Odd historical footnote: The original Crimean War was fought in large measure because the Islamic Ottoman Turks gave the Orthodox priests control over some sacred Jerusalem chapel/grotto where Christ did something or other. Or maybe Mary. Still a pilgrimage site.

    They were supposed to share it with Roman Catholics from time to time but stopped doing that.

    The Italians and French got mad over that and the Turks relented and kicked out the Orthodox priests. Crazy, no?

    Well the Russians got mad at the Turks and declared war on them, promising to attack Istanbul. Of course they mobilized troops and started marching through Romania or something.

    The Brits, always hating Russia, decided to ally with the French and Italians (someone needed to actually sail to Crimea and tell the Russians whats what). The Birts sailed a small fleet towards Sevastopol. The Brits were not Catholic and didn't have a stake in the chapel dispute, but what the hell. They had a big navy...

    This was around 1850. Of course no one had any naval maps of the Black Sea so they relied on rough estimates of the course from local merchant captains. After a shot-in-the-dark sail they eventually managed to hit somewhere on the Crimean peninsula.

    A horrible pointless war ensued for several years and eventually the Brits/French//Turks (Italians managed to avoid fighting somehow) and forced the Russians out of Sevastopol for a couple of months.

    Tens of thousands died. The Turks/Brits/French left soon after "victory" and eventually another deal was made about the chapel in Palestine. The Russians quickly came back to Sevastopol

    About 20 years ago I read a 600 page book titled (I think) The Crimean War. I wanted to know what that was about. Turns out it was one of the dumbest wars ever fought.

    So now Putin is re-enacting that as the New Tsar or something. The Russian Orthodox church has always been in bed with the Russian government, even under Stalin (barely tolerated it).

    Of course Putin as savior of the Orthodox Church makes as much sense as the original Crimean War. Russia lost that (for a year or so) but quickly returned. May not work in Ukraine though.

    The Rusians already have Crimea so what's the real point? My theory: Putin has incurable erectile dysfunction and takes his frustration out by killing the rebellious Tartars in Ukraine.

    At least my theory has salacious tabloid content. The "fearing NATO" stuff is just Vlad's embarrassing cover-up story.

    *Sigh* It's always about sex with these guys. Saddam, Ghaddifi, Osama, etc. Chairman Xi too, probably.

    Replies: @Lockean Proviso, @Observator

    The Crimean War of 1853-6 was essentially a dress rehearsal for the long German War of the twentieth century. Both were fought for the same reason, to thwart the potential emergence of a rival world power. Britain encouraged the participation of junior partner France in the attack on Russia largely to mollify the cocky self-proclaimed Emperor Napoleon III, who had imperial ambitions of his own, including avenging the humiliation of Waterloo. Much was made in the media of the day of the ancient adversaries now united against a common foe. Downplayed was the shocking reality that these nominally Christian nations allied with the Muslim Ottoman Empire to wage war against another Christian nation. That the Charge of the Light Brigade, perhaps the most remembered incident of that forgotten war, was the disastrous result of a mistaken order pretty much sums up the entire bloody misadventure.

  57. @Mr. Anon
    OT - USMC releases new recruiting ad:

    https://twitter.com/USMarineCorps/status/1585617425676091393

    Apparently, the Pentagon is concerned that last year's "Heather has two mommies" ad wasn't getting enough fighting-age men amped up about being be drone-fodder for the GAE. Based on this spot, you'd think that the greatest threat facing America will be some kind of shape-shifting alien enemy from a Guillermo del Toro movie. It states that the Marines will fight for the "stability of our nation" - not freedom, mind you, not liberty - but "stability". It has a decidedly World Economic Forumy feel to it.

    Replies: @Achmed E. Newman, @Gary in Gramercy, @nebulafox

    Can’t beat this Navy recruitment ad (note: SNL parody):

    • LOL: TWS
  58. @Alden
    @Anon

    I doubt the Pelosi attack will appear on UNZ. I’ve texted and talked about it with about 18 San Franciscans. Actually live in the suburbs but own real estate & businesses in the city. One and all democrats and some liberal Jews.

    The first words from one and all were gay prostitute.

    The lying media claims the suspect is a right wing MAGA supporter who was looking for Nancy to attack her.

    It seems Steve wants to stick with sports and statistics. And Ron wants to ignore it too.

    The NY Post story is good. Rest of the press is doing the same thing they did in the Jussie Smullett case. Claims attacker is a MAGA Trump fan fascist conservative .

    He lives in a house in Bizarro Berkeley with BLM $ anti fa signs and a pride flag. Gives his occupation as nudist activist. organizes and marches nude in nudist parades. They want to legalize complete nudity in first San Francisco County then the state of California

    SFPD Charged nudist/gay activist illegal alien with elder abuse. Thousands of 82 year old women seriously injured and killed by the black savages of SF since 1960. I doubt one was ever charged with elder abuse..

    Conservative treehouse substack and free republic have truthful articles and great comments about the event. Go there to have some fun.

    Replies: @al gore rhythms, @Rooster16

    “It seems Steve wants to stick with sports and statistics”

    Articles about Baseball is how Steve prevents his site from being overwhelmed with foreigners. Works for me.

  59. @Verymuchalive
    @Bardon Kaldian

    We've already got Hasbara Trolls, but you John Johnson and others constitute the NATO trolls.

    Replies: @John Johnson

    We’ve already got Hasbara Trolls, but you John Johnson and others constitute the NATO trolls.

    So being against the war makes one a NATO troll?

    The whole world is against this war.

    Russia is using prisoners and anti-retreat lines. You really lack common sense if you think it makes sense to keep cheering this mass murdering dictator. As I stated months ago a little shell of a man like Putin ultimately disappoints his own supporters. He will go to new lows to win as his supporters mistakenly assume that he has it all figured out. I had Putin’s 26th keyboard division turn furious when I suggested that he targeted civilian areas back in March. Now he does it openly on a daily basis with Iranian drones.

  60. @Mr. Anon

    Here’s my pitch to Tom Cruise: In Top Gun 3, a mentally ill megalomaniacal supervillain in a lady Admiral’s costume and sensible shoes has seized control of the US Navy.
     
    Meglomaniacs in naval uniforms sounds way to much like Cruise's Scientology pals:

    https://whyevolutionistrue.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/10/miscavigeseaorg.jpg?w=500

    https://i.pinimg.com/originals/d9/e6/8f/d9e68f0a96ec2e0a195f7d84ac4cb8a0.jpg

    Replies: @John Johnson

    It’s pretty amazing that a failed sci-fi writer not only created a religion beloved by celebrities but also added a navy and with fake regalia.

    That type of can-do attitude just isn’t as common with today’s incels.

  61. @Franz
    @Veteran Aryan


    Not many people know it, but dueling with hammers in your underwear is a popular early morning activity in California.
     
    Or a bedtime sport?

    I know a fellow who is on this story. It's a vibrating hammer sex toy. I didn't believe it either but if you go to Amazon there's a shop called "Hidden Innuendo" where y0u can buy one (batteries not included?) for fifty bucks.

    California retains its UNIQUE rep.

    Replies: @Veteran Aryan

    • Replies: @Franz
    @Veteran Aryan

    Great find.

    The Canadian blogger xymphora sniffed this story out from the start. Lots of history buffs are getting into familiar territory.

    https://xymphora.blogspot.com/2022/10/more-to-this-story.html


    "Hunter Biden crack-cocaine and sex addiction , Epstein pedophile elite ring, Clinton sex scandal, Joe Biden and his taste for little girls and now Paul Pelosi...
    A long list of decadent US elites, they are untouchable."

    "This period in the US has a stark resemblance to post-WWI Weimar Republic from late Babylonian period with drag queen entertaining few elite guests in Berlin's lounges sipping champagne while traumatized soldiers selling themselves to sodomy for a bread. Things will boil over."
     
  62. @anonymous
    Tucker Carlson is getting as close as possible to call them out for their agenda.

    "Russia is an Orthodox Christian country with traditional social values and for that reason, it must be destroyed, no matter what the cost to us. So this is not a conventional war, this is a jihad."
     
    https://twitter.com/TuckerCarlson/status/1586065636358328322

    Congressman Jamie Raskin who is quoted is Jewish and has grandparents who lived during the Russian Empire when there were pogroms. America finds itself needing to face war with Russia including involving nuclear weapons because of the continuous unresolved history between Jews and Russians.

    Replies: @James Speaks, @Cagey Beast, @Bardon Kaldian, @mc23, @Anonymous, @BosTex, @International Jew, @ramzan

    Jamie Raskin is a Leftist, through and through.

    Raskin’s father, Marcus, after having worked in the Kennedy White House (where he was fired; ‘reassigned’) was one of the founders of the Institute for Policy Studies, which is a a pretty far Left think tank in DC.

    His grandfather was a Russian Jewish immigrant, settled in Milwaukee. Plumbing contractor.

    The grandfather sounds like the only productive member of this family, all the rest being worthless Leftoids. Makes you wonder what the grandfather said around the dinner table regarding political talk?

    Based on timing, it is possible his grandfather witnessed a pogrom in Russia. Pogroms were relatively common through the first decade of the 20th century.

    • Replies: @That Would Be Telling
    @BosTex


    Raskin’s father, Marcus, after having worked in the Kennedy White House (where he was fired; ‘reassigned’) was one of the founders of the Institute for Policy Studies, which is a a pretty far Left think tank in DC.
     
    Thanks, I'd forgotten that, especially since the IPS faded away along with the Soviet Union after doing tremendous damage.

    But you may have misspelled "Communist front," or so it was generally believed by the 1980s or earlier. Enough so that "In 1976, agents of Chilean dictator Augusto Pinochet assassinated two IPS members of staff on Washington's Embassy Row." As Wikipedia puts it in the second of two introductory paragraphs:

    IPS has been described as one of the five major independent think tanks in Washington. Members of the IPS played key roles in the civil rights and anti-war movements of the 1960s, in the women's and environmental movements of the 1970s, and in the peace, anti-apartheid, and anti-intervention movements of the 1980s.
     
    , @Anonymous
    @BosTex


    Pogroms were relatively common through the first decade of the 20th century.
     
    Not in Russia. And the total death count due to pogroms during Dead Grandpa Raskin's growing-up years under the Russian Empire (Yes, he was a widdle biddle baby boy!) was around 2,000. Our Negros beat that just rolling over in their sleep in any large city.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pogroms_in_the_Russian_Empire#1903-1906

    James B. Shearer says:Next New Comment
    October 30, 2022 at 4:14 pm GMT • 1.0 days ago ↑
    @Achmed E. Newman
    I don’t know about that being a lie. ..”

    I agree you still have grandparents even if they are dead. And in any case making a minor grammatical error is not the same as lying.
     
    It's not a grammatical error. The grammar is perfect. It is a misstatement of fact due to error (sloppiness) at best. "At worst" is left to the perspicacious reader. One of Mr. Sailer's commenters corrects it under his essay of today on Beavis and Butthead.

    Repeat after Chef, chilluns:

    an orphan does not have parents
    a widow does not have a husband
    Jamie Raskin does not have paternal grandparents

    @John Johnson:

    The major pogroms were in pre-WW1 Russia.
     
    Once again the grammar is perfect, but that's just a goddam lie.

    Replies: @BosTex

  63. @Achmed E. Newman
    @Anonymous

    I don't know about that being a lie. Would you say (write?) "I had grandparents who..." instead? Even if they have passed on they still are your grandparents. Tough call - better to say "My late grandparents lived during the ..."

    That's all the good I have to say about this Jamie Raskin - there is an article with an excerpt from him here on this site by Boyd Cathy (at the top right now).

    Replies: @James B. Shearer

    I don’t know about that being a lie. ..”

    I agree you still have grandparents even if they are dead. And in any case making a minor grammatical error is not the same as lying.

  64. @anonymous
    Tucker Carlson is getting as close as possible to call them out for their agenda.

    "Russia is an Orthodox Christian country with traditional social values and for that reason, it must be destroyed, no matter what the cost to us. So this is not a conventional war, this is a jihad."
     
    https://twitter.com/TuckerCarlson/status/1586065636358328322

    Congressman Jamie Raskin who is quoted is Jewish and has grandparents who lived during the Russian Empire when there were pogroms. America finds itself needing to face war with Russia including involving nuclear weapons because of the continuous unresolved history between Jews and Russians.

    Replies: @James Speaks, @Cagey Beast, @Bardon Kaldian, @mc23, @Anonymous, @BosTex, @International Jew, @ramzan

    Not quite. If Jews harbor old resentments it’s toward the Ukrainians. There weren’t many Jews in Russia itself before the revolution; the great mass of Jews lived in what’s today Ukraine, Belarus, Poland and Lithuania.

    Jews who know their history know that the Russians — ie the fledgling USSR — put an end to the post-WW1 pogroms in Ukraine, and during WW2 saved most of the Jews who survived the war. Granted, the USSR did none of these things just to be nice to the Jews, it did them to save itself.

    Later, many (all too many IMO) Jews had warm feelings about Russia because they were Communists.

    The crazy Russophobia you see now has little to do with any old historical grievances. It started about ten years ago as the left in the US started sliding deeper and deeper into globo-homo madness, and saw that Putin wasn’t on board.

    Israel’s Hebrew language newspapers still have comments sections. When there’s something about Zelensky demanding Israeli arms, or that Israel boycott Russia (as he often does), the comments are overwhelmingly like “Go fuck yourself, Zelensky.”

    • Replies: @BosTex
    @International Jew

    Thanks IJ. Great post.

    Perhaps a bit of overstatement (perhaps not), but if you read through the history of the holocaust, (some of the/many of the?) Ukrainians were very close to being Hitler’s junior partners in that horrible event.

    The Soviets/Russians, at least nominally, were the possessors of an international ideology, with at least technical equality for all, including Jews.

    ———————————————————-——————

    , @John Johnson
    @International Jew

    Not quite. If Jews harbor old resentments it’s toward the Ukrainians. There weren’t many Jews in Russia itself before the revolution

    That is because Nicholas II sent most of them packing to America.

    Jews don't harbor resentments to Ukraine. That is ridiculous.

    Jews who know their history know that the Russians — ie the fledgling USSR — put an end to the post-WW1 pogroms in Ukraine, and during WW2 saved most of the Jews who survived the war.

    The major pogroms were in pre-WW1 Russia.

    It was also the USSR that had the doctor's plot and also later locked in the Jews to prevent brain drain. First the USSR allowed them to emigrate to Israel and then they later passed an "education tax" to keep Jewish doctors and scientists in.

    Putin is pulling a similar move by trying to prevent the remaining Jews from leaving.
    https://www.reuters.com/world/russian-jews-head-israel-kremlin-targets-emigration-group-2022-08-18/

    It started about ten years ago as the left in the US started sliding deeper and deeper into globo-homo madness, and saw that Putin wasn’t on board.

    So kicking out a pro-Russian Ukrainian president that had protestors shot is globo-homo activity?

    Replies: @Cagey Beast, @kaganovitch, @Nachum

    , @nebulafox
    @International Jew

    On the other hand, part of the reason that Austria-Hungary's Jews tended to be among the more loyalist groups in the Dual Monarchy was because the Tsarist occupation of Galicia confirmed exactly what their fate would be if the Russians won. There's a reason why Vienna's Yiddish-language propaganda during WWI aimed for Galician consumption employed the "Defend European civilization against the drunken Asiatic hordes" trope so successfully.

    Russophile tendencies among a later generation of American Jews in the postwar years was based on ideology, not racial affinity. If anything, they tended to believe that the backwardness of the Russians justified Bolshevik brutality.

    >The crazy Russophobia you see now has little to do with any old historical grievances.

    Agreed. I really think it is important to not give our current elites-Jewish or otherwise-too much credit. And if you truly do buy into the notion of Russia being the biggest external threat the US faces, and possibly allied to the internal threat that truly scares you, the resulting policies with Ukraine make sense. Sometimes Occam's razor really does apply.

  65. @Jack D
    @Thoughts

    No matter what other parts they chop off or add on, they are not going to change the fact that "Rachel" wears shoes that are men's size 11 1/2 D width, which is 13 1/2 in a woman's size. A size 13 1/2 high heeled pump looks ridiculous.

    2nd, unless you learned to walk in high heels in your youth, you are never going to be able to do it as an adult.

    So even for "Rachel", tottering around on size 13 1/2 high heels would be too ridiculous.

    Replies: @International Jew, @Buzz Mohawk

    unless you learned to walk in high heels in your youth, you are never going to be able to do it as an adult.

    Someone with a background in ice skating/ice hockey could do it. Like Gen. Mark Milley (who, face it, is exactly the kind of guy who could go trans at any moment).

  66. @Alden
    @Anon

    I doubt the Pelosi attack will appear on UNZ. I’ve texted and talked about it with about 18 San Franciscans. Actually live in the suburbs but own real estate & businesses in the city. One and all democrats and some liberal Jews.

    The first words from one and all were gay prostitute.

    The lying media claims the suspect is a right wing MAGA supporter who was looking for Nancy to attack her.

    It seems Steve wants to stick with sports and statistics. And Ron wants to ignore it too.

    The NY Post story is good. Rest of the press is doing the same thing they did in the Jussie Smullett case. Claims attacker is a MAGA Trump fan fascist conservative .

    He lives in a house in Bizarro Berkeley with BLM $ anti fa signs and a pride flag. Gives his occupation as nudist activist. organizes and marches nude in nudist parades. They want to legalize complete nudity in first San Francisco County then the state of California

    SFPD Charged nudist/gay activist illegal alien with elder abuse. Thousands of 82 year old women seriously injured and killed by the black savages of SF since 1960. I doubt one was ever charged with elder abuse..

    Conservative treehouse substack and free republic have truthful articles and great comments about the event. Go there to have some fun.

    Replies: @al gore rhythms, @Rooster16

    The Pelosi’s have considerable “behind the scenes” power. They are going to obfuscate any information coming out and memory-hole this thing as fast as possible. The plebs have already received their 5 second sound byte that the attacker was one of those dangerous far-right MAGA lovers… that’s all they need. However, the facade that the left puts up grows thinner by the day, their deviance and sickness boils up to surface more routinely now.

    • Replies: @Veteran Aryan
    @Rooster16


    However, the facade that the left puts up grows thinner by the day
     
    The official story right now is that the Pelosis, one of the most powerful families in the country, has no security whatsoever, and homeless people in their underwear can just wonder right into their mansion off of the street. And while I eagerly await tomorrow's update, I fail to see how the facade can possibly become much thinner.
  67. @International Jew
    @anonymous

    Not quite. If Jews harbor old resentments it's toward the Ukrainians. There weren't many Jews in Russia itself before the revolution; the great mass of Jews lived in what's today Ukraine, Belarus, Poland and Lithuania.

    Jews who know their history know that the Russians — ie the fledgling USSR — put an end to the post-WW1 pogroms in Ukraine, and during WW2 saved most of the Jews who survived the war. Granted, the USSR did none of these things just to be nice to the Jews, it did them to save itself.

    Later, many (all too many IMO) Jews had warm feelings about Russia because they were Communists.

    The crazy Russophobia you see now has little to do with any old historical grievances. It started about ten years ago as the left in the US started sliding deeper and deeper into globo-homo madness, and saw that Putin wasn't on board.

    Israel's Hebrew language newspapers still have comments sections. When there's something about Zelensky demanding Israeli arms, or that Israel boycott Russia (as he often does), the comments are overwhelmingly like "Go fuck yourself, Zelensky."

    Replies: @BosTex, @John Johnson, @nebulafox

    Thanks IJ. Great post.

    Perhaps a bit of overstatement (perhaps not), but if you read through the history of the holocaust, (some of the/many of the?) Ukrainians were very close to being Hitler’s junior partners in that horrible event.

    The Soviets/Russians, at least nominally, were the possessors of an international ideology, with at least technical equality for all, including Jews.

    ———————————————————-——————

  68. @Steve Sailer
    @silviosilver

    I had dinner with Malcolm Muggeridge in the 1970s.

    Replies: @Verymuchalive, @Bill Jones

    I had dinner with Malcolm Muggeridge in the 1970s.

    But then you decided that being gay wasn’t for you after all.

  69. @International Jew
    @anonymous

    Not quite. If Jews harbor old resentments it's toward the Ukrainians. There weren't many Jews in Russia itself before the revolution; the great mass of Jews lived in what's today Ukraine, Belarus, Poland and Lithuania.

    Jews who know their history know that the Russians — ie the fledgling USSR — put an end to the post-WW1 pogroms in Ukraine, and during WW2 saved most of the Jews who survived the war. Granted, the USSR did none of these things just to be nice to the Jews, it did them to save itself.

    Later, many (all too many IMO) Jews had warm feelings about Russia because they were Communists.

    The crazy Russophobia you see now has little to do with any old historical grievances. It started about ten years ago as the left in the US started sliding deeper and deeper into globo-homo madness, and saw that Putin wasn't on board.

    Israel's Hebrew language newspapers still have comments sections. When there's something about Zelensky demanding Israeli arms, or that Israel boycott Russia (as he often does), the comments are overwhelmingly like "Go fuck yourself, Zelensky."

    Replies: @BosTex, @John Johnson, @nebulafox

    Not quite. If Jews harbor old resentments it’s toward the Ukrainians. There weren’t many Jews in Russia itself before the revolution

    That is because Nicholas II sent most of them packing to America.

    Jews don’t harbor resentments to Ukraine. That is ridiculous.

    Jews who know their history know that the Russians — ie the fledgling USSR — put an end to the post-WW1 pogroms in Ukraine, and during WW2 saved most of the Jews who survived the war.

    The major pogroms were in pre-WW1 Russia.

    It was also the USSR that had the doctor’s plot and also later locked in the Jews to prevent brain drain. First the USSR allowed them to emigrate to Israel and then they later passed an “education tax” to keep Jewish doctors and scientists in.

    Putin is pulling a similar move by trying to prevent the remaining Jews from leaving.
    https://www.reuters.com/world/russian-jews-head-israel-kremlin-targets-emigration-group-2022-08-18/

    It started about ten years ago as the left in the US started sliding deeper and deeper into globo-homo madness, and saw that Putin wasn’t on board.

    So kicking out a pro-Russian Ukrainian president that had protestors shot is globo-homo activity?

    • Replies: @Cagey Beast
    @John Johnson

    "So kicking out a pro-Russian Ukrainian president that had protestors shot is globo-homo activity?"


    The Maidan massacre trial and investigation produced overwhelming evidence that Maidan protesters were massacred by snipers at Maidan-controlled buildings, rather than by government snipers or Berkut policemen—who were nevertheless charged with the crime.
     
    https://mronline.org/2021/12/11/the-maidan-massacre-in-ukraine/

    Replies: @John Johnson

    , @kaganovitch
    @John Johnson

    The major pogroms were in pre-WW1 Russia.

    The total Jewish casualties in all pogroms from assassination of Tsar Alexander II until WWI were approx. 5000. On the other hand , the pogroms in Ukraine 1917-1921 killed at least 50,000 Jews and perhaps as many as 200,000. Fwiw, the majority of pre-war Russian empire pogroms also took place in Ukraine.

    Replies: @John Johnson

    , @Nachum
    @John Johnson

    Russia, which saw itself as the "Third Rome," never allowed Jews in. There were only Jews in Russia after the partitions of Poland in the late 1700's, and then Russia kept them in the Pale of Settlement, which was a part of the newly annexed areas, now western Ukraine, Belarus, and Lithuania. Only specially privileged Jews were allowed to live in, say, Moscow before the Revolution.

    So, yes, the Jewish experience was mostly with Ukrainians and Lithuanians. Holocaust memoirs have lots of nasty things to say about them.

    However, most American Jews, particularly the lefty kinds, came to the US long before World War II, are ignorant of history, and think of their ancestors as having come from "Russia." At the same time, those Jews, for the same reasons, don't have historical resentments to the Czar. They don't like Russia for the same reasons all good lefties don't.

    Replies: @That Would Be Telling

  70. @John Johnson
    @International Jew

    Not quite. If Jews harbor old resentments it’s toward the Ukrainians. There weren’t many Jews in Russia itself before the revolution

    That is because Nicholas II sent most of them packing to America.

    Jews don't harbor resentments to Ukraine. That is ridiculous.

    Jews who know their history know that the Russians — ie the fledgling USSR — put an end to the post-WW1 pogroms in Ukraine, and during WW2 saved most of the Jews who survived the war.

    The major pogroms were in pre-WW1 Russia.

    It was also the USSR that had the doctor's plot and also later locked in the Jews to prevent brain drain. First the USSR allowed them to emigrate to Israel and then they later passed an "education tax" to keep Jewish doctors and scientists in.

    Putin is pulling a similar move by trying to prevent the remaining Jews from leaving.
    https://www.reuters.com/world/russian-jews-head-israel-kremlin-targets-emigration-group-2022-08-18/

    It started about ten years ago as the left in the US started sliding deeper and deeper into globo-homo madness, and saw that Putin wasn’t on board.

    So kicking out a pro-Russian Ukrainian president that had protestors shot is globo-homo activity?

    Replies: @Cagey Beast, @kaganovitch, @Nachum

    “So kicking out a pro-Russian Ukrainian president that had protestors shot is globo-homo activity?”

    The Maidan massacre trial and investigation produced overwhelming evidence that Maidan protesters were massacred by snipers at Maidan-controlled buildings, rather than by government snipers or Berkut policemen—who were nevertheless charged with the crime.

    https://mronline.org/2021/12/11/the-maidan-massacre-in-ukraine/

    • Replies: @John Johnson
    @Cagey Beast

    Some rambling conspiracy theory blog doesn't change the fact that he was given a trial and found guilty of treason:
    https://www.latimes.com/world/la-fg-ukraine-yanukovych-treason-20190124-story.html

    Maybe your conspiracy blog would also like to explain how he spent over $100 million on luxury goods despite never making more than 2k a month.

    So even if you believe it was a false flag event he was still guilty of corruption and treason for helping Russia.

    He never denied working on behalf of Russia and in fact fled there after the evidence was building against him. He fled Ukraine and they found even more evidence of corruption like his mansion with 10k dollar chandeliers and a collection of 27 cars. Putin was giving him huge sums of cash to work for Russia.

    Removing him was entirely democratic and he was also disavowed by his own party for criminal activity. A party in fact that accepted his pro-Russian stance.

    Replies: @Cagey Beast

  71. @Cagey Beast
    @Reg Cæsar

    The difference between those two logos hint at the changes in America over the years:
    - the old logo refers to manufacturing jobs that are now gone
    - the old logo didn't feel the need to be bad-ass or take itself too seriously
    - the new logo comes from the era suburbanites trying too hard to signal toughness, with their Punisher stickers and barbwire tattoos

    Replies: @Reg Cæsar

    the old logo refers to manufacturing jobs that are now gone

    Good point. But it wasn’t the “old logo”. It was a retro design for the club’s 50th anniversary a few years ago.

    But it sure looks like one, doesn’t it?

    (Didn’t most appliances just follow their parent companies’ automobile plants down south?)

    Note the progression from generic hockey to cute-nautical to fake-Patriots to winter-long Halloween. Yes, the Lakes are deadlier than one might imagine, but why celebrate the fact? Gruesome.

  72. @Jack D
    @Thoughts

    No matter what other parts they chop off or add on, they are not going to change the fact that "Rachel" wears shoes that are men's size 11 1/2 D width, which is 13 1/2 in a woman's size. A size 13 1/2 high heeled pump looks ridiculous.

    2nd, unless you learned to walk in high heels in your youth, you are never going to be able to do it as an adult.

    So even for "Rachel", tottering around on size 13 1/2 high heels would be too ridiculous.

    Replies: @International Jew, @Buzz Mohawk

    There is a “Y” chromosome in every cell of his body. That’s all you need to know. Shoe size or not, this whole subject is ridiculous, especially in the modern world where such things as chromosomes are easily observed and rather deeply understood at this point.

    M to F trannies are transvestites pretending to be female. Period. The converse goes for F to M ones, but we notice there are not so many of them in the news or politics. I think that goes to Steve’s correct observation and explanation that M to F shemales are men with autogynephilia or whatever who actually are very aggressive, hyper-male-testosterony jerks more likely to make an impact.

    Shortly after all this nonsense got heavy, my wife was working late one night and went to the ladies room down the hall from her office. She found a man standing in there. When she asked him what he was doing, he replied that he was a woman. My wife had no recourse, and we decided it was best for her career to just forget it. It was a frightening experience. Fortunately it has not happened again since.

    • Replies: @Lockean Proviso
    @Buzz Mohawk

    Mrs. Mohawk could've asked (s)him if he was standing there because he needed a tampon. "Oh wait, I guess that wouldn't be an issue for you." Plausible deniability: thinking menopause.

  73. @Buzz Mohawk
    @Jack D

    There is a "Y" chromosome in every cell of his body. That's all you need to know. Shoe size or not, this whole subject is ridiculous, especially in the modern world where such things as chromosomes are easily observed and rather deeply understood at this point.

    M to F trannies are transvestites pretending to be female. Period. The converse goes for F to M ones, but we notice there are not so many of them in the news or politics. I think that goes to Steve's correct observation and explanation that M to F shemales are men with autogynephilia or whatever who actually are very aggressive, hyper-male-testosterony jerks more likely to make an impact.

    Shortly after all this nonsense got heavy, my wife was working late one night and went to the ladies room down the hall from her office. She found a man standing in there. When she asked him what he was doing, he replied that he was a woman. My wife had no recourse, and we decided it was best for her career to just forget it. It was a frightening experience. Fortunately it has not happened again since.

    Replies: @Lockean Proviso

    Mrs. Mohawk could’ve asked (s)him if he was standing there because he needed a tampon. “Oh wait, I guess that wouldn’t be an issue for you.” Plausible deniability: thinking menopause.

  74. @Veteran Aryan
    @Franz

    The Love Hammer, baby!
    https://www.etsy.com/listing/1283358543/love-hammer?click_key=2087ad00825cd1e6cabd572304c0e15ca8574f9d%3A1283358543&click_sum=970d172e&ref=internal_similar_listing_bot-2

    Replies: @Franz

    Great find.

    The Canadian blogger xymphora sniffed this story out from the start. Lots of history buffs are getting into familiar territory.

    https://xymphora.blogspot.com/2022/10/more-to-this-story.html

    “Hunter Biden crack-cocaine and sex addiction , Epstein pedophile elite ring, Clinton sex scandal, Joe Biden and his taste for little girls and now Paul Pelosi…
    A long list of decadent US elites, they are untouchable.”

    “This period in the US has a stark resemblance to post-WWI Weimar Republic from late Babylonian period with drag queen entertaining few elite guests in Berlin’s lounges sipping champagne while traumatized soldiers selling themselves to sodomy for a bread. Things will boil over.”

    • Thanks: That Would Be Telling
  75. @John1955
    Babylon Bee & The Onion hardly serve any purpose.

    Muggeridge's Law:

    The proposition that it is no longer possible to parody political correctness because real political correctness is now just as ridiculous as the satirical version. Malcolm Muggeridge was the editor of the British satirical magazine "Punch" in the early 1960s. When Nikita Khrushchev visited Britain, Muggeridge made up a list of the silliest places the Soviet leader could visit. At least half the places on the list were in Khrushchev's actual itinerary.

    And that's why "Punch" eventually folded, despite 2 resuscitation attempts.

    Who needs funny cartoons of Joe Biden, Karin Jean Pierre (the original is 100x funnier than Black Chucky Doll), Jen Psaki (beats Raggedy Ann Doll hands down), old hag Pelosi staring at you with dead tarantula eyes, rabid Chuck Schumer (D-NooYawk) foaming at the mouth while holding AR-15, Pete Buttigieg going on maternity leave, FBI agents (all ugly fat females) taking knee during St George F... Fentanyl Floyd Mania, their humiliation compensated by $100 gift cards:

    "The FBI Agents Association rewarded agents who took a knee in front of BLM, proving the rot isn’t just at the top"

    https://nypost.com/2022/10/19/fbi-agents-association-rewarded-agents-who-took-a-knee-in-front-of-blm/

    They ARE living, moving funny cartoons (except for Joe)

    Replies: @silviosilver, @Anonymous

    When Khrushchev visited the US in the 1960s he was apparently determined to visit Disneyland. However old Walt didn’t like communists so made sure the park was closed for ‘maintenance’ for the duration of K’s visit.

    • Replies: @That Would Be Telling
    @Anonymous


    old Walt didn’t like communists so made sure the park was closed for ‘maintenance’ for the duration of [Khrushchev's] visit.
     
    It's No Accident that one of the very first operations for the US Army after Pearl Harbor was physically occupying Disney Studios....
    , @Dube
    @Anonymous

    I recall the prohibition of Khrushchev from Disneyland, but the public understood it as being the US government that made that decision, saying that it "could not assure security" for the visitor. Walt did not make that decision. As I recall, the public and even the press was interested in a correct and courteous reception throughout the visit, demonstrating our civility. I didn't know that Walt shut the place down, but if so, it might have been to mask an embarrassment. Anyway, all of us fierce anticommunists seemed to think, Too bad.

  76. @John Johnson
    @International Jew

    Not quite. If Jews harbor old resentments it’s toward the Ukrainians. There weren’t many Jews in Russia itself before the revolution

    That is because Nicholas II sent most of them packing to America.

    Jews don't harbor resentments to Ukraine. That is ridiculous.

    Jews who know their history know that the Russians — ie the fledgling USSR — put an end to the post-WW1 pogroms in Ukraine, and during WW2 saved most of the Jews who survived the war.

    The major pogroms were in pre-WW1 Russia.

    It was also the USSR that had the doctor's plot and also later locked in the Jews to prevent brain drain. First the USSR allowed them to emigrate to Israel and then they later passed an "education tax" to keep Jewish doctors and scientists in.

    Putin is pulling a similar move by trying to prevent the remaining Jews from leaving.
    https://www.reuters.com/world/russian-jews-head-israel-kremlin-targets-emigration-group-2022-08-18/

    It started about ten years ago as the left in the US started sliding deeper and deeper into globo-homo madness, and saw that Putin wasn’t on board.

    So kicking out a pro-Russian Ukrainian president that had protestors shot is globo-homo activity?

    Replies: @Cagey Beast, @kaganovitch, @Nachum

    The major pogroms were in pre-WW1 Russia.

    The total Jewish casualties in all pogroms from assassination of Tsar Alexander II until WWI were approx. 5000. On the other hand , the pogroms in Ukraine 1917-1921 killed at least 50,000 Jews and perhaps as many as 200,000. Fwiw, the majority of pre-war Russian empire pogroms also took place in Ukraine.

    • Replies: @John Johnson
    @kaganovitch


    The major pogroms were in pre-WW1 Russia.
     
    The total Jewish casualties in all pogroms from assassination of Tsar Alexander II until WWI were approx. 5000.

    Pogroms aren't measured by casualties. The main effect was to drive the Jews out of Russia.

    Russian Jewish emigration to America massively increased in the late 1800s

    Between 1880 and 1920, more than two million Russian Jewish left Eastern Europe for the United States.
    https://www.myjewishlearning.com/article/jewish-emigration-in-the-19th-century/

    As I said the US Jewish population is really from Nicholas II.

    Fwiw, the majority of pre-war Russian empire pogroms also took place in Ukraine.

    Do explain how Ukraine would be responsible when Ukraine didn't exist as a country and it was Russia that created the pale of settlement.

    Replies: @Nachum

  77. @John Johnson
    @International Jew

    Not quite. If Jews harbor old resentments it’s toward the Ukrainians. There weren’t many Jews in Russia itself before the revolution

    That is because Nicholas II sent most of them packing to America.

    Jews don't harbor resentments to Ukraine. That is ridiculous.

    Jews who know their history know that the Russians — ie the fledgling USSR — put an end to the post-WW1 pogroms in Ukraine, and during WW2 saved most of the Jews who survived the war.

    The major pogroms were in pre-WW1 Russia.

    It was also the USSR that had the doctor's plot and also later locked in the Jews to prevent brain drain. First the USSR allowed them to emigrate to Israel and then they later passed an "education tax" to keep Jewish doctors and scientists in.

    Putin is pulling a similar move by trying to prevent the remaining Jews from leaving.
    https://www.reuters.com/world/russian-jews-head-israel-kremlin-targets-emigration-group-2022-08-18/

    It started about ten years ago as the left in the US started sliding deeper and deeper into globo-homo madness, and saw that Putin wasn’t on board.

    So kicking out a pro-Russian Ukrainian president that had protestors shot is globo-homo activity?

    Replies: @Cagey Beast, @kaganovitch, @Nachum

    Russia, which saw itself as the “Third Rome,” never allowed Jews in. There were only Jews in Russia after the partitions of Poland in the late 1700’s, and then Russia kept them in the Pale of Settlement, which was a part of the newly annexed areas, now western Ukraine, Belarus, and Lithuania. Only specially privileged Jews were allowed to live in, say, Moscow before the Revolution.

    So, yes, the Jewish experience was mostly with Ukrainians and Lithuanians. Holocaust memoirs have lots of nasty things to say about them.

    However, most American Jews, particularly the lefty kinds, came to the US long before World War II, are ignorant of history, and think of their ancestors as having come from “Russia.” At the same time, those Jews, for the same reasons, don’t have historical resentments to the Czar. They don’t like Russia for the same reasons all good lefties don’t.

    • Replies: @That Would Be Telling
    @Nachum


    [Jews] don’t like Russia for the same reasons all good lefties don’t.
     
    There's some in-between history that's also critical to this. Jews were so prominent in the Bolshevik revolution and occupation of what became the Soviet Union that "Judeo–Bolshevism" was more true than not. Were also tasked with the occupation of Hungary and Poland in the immediate post-WWII period. Stalin of course didn't like them (that's a tautology, not really a reflection on them...) but wasn't able to move against them until the founding of Israel and Golda Meir's long period there with Israel's first passport make it clear where their loyalties really were.

    After Stalin ethnic Slavs Officially ruled the USSR to its end. And they discriminated against the Jews in it, something said Jews of course did not like, plus of course it was a horrible place if you weren't part of the nomenklatura and not great even then (there's a story of an apparatchik who was part of a tour of West Germany and insisted all the traffic etc. was a show put on for them, until she fainted dead away after seeing the toilet paper section of a store...).

    See Refuseniks, talk to one if you can, it's educational, the Jackson–Vanik amendment:

    The Jackson–Vanik amendment to the Trade Act of 1974 is a 1974 provision in United States federal law intended to affect U.S. trade relations with countries with non-market economies (originally, countries of the Communist bloc) that restrict freedom of Jewish emigration and other human rights. The amendment is contained in the Trade Act of 1974 which passed both houses of the United States Congress unanimously, and signed by President Gerald Ford into law, with the adopted amendment, on January 3, 1975.
     
    Its collective punishment was only ended by Obama and the Magnitsky Act in 2012, and there's lots more. So decades of resentments built up from that. And didn't Putin to a degree limit the looting of the Russian Federation after Yeltsin? Plus now he's pretty open about ... he didn't use "rootless cosmopolitans" but other words of art in reference to a number of Jewish oligarchs who fled, tried to distance themselves from Russia etc.
  78. @Bardon Kaldian
    @anonymous

    It is Jihad, but Russian Orthodox, with their Muslim allies- all against not just modern, "decadent", but also historical West.

    As a Croatian journalist Šola had written in a Dalmatian newspaper (googletran):

    https://slobodnadalmacija.hr/vijesti/svijet/ivica-sola-invaziju-treba-nazvati-pravim-imenom-ruski-pravoslavni-dzihad-car-putin-je-odlucio-zgaziti-ukrajinu-1171680

    The invasion should be called by its proper name - the Russian Orthodox Jihad. Tsar Putin has decided to trample Ukraine



    ......................
    Three weeks before Putin launched his criminal machine against an internationally recognized, sovereign state, in the Kremlin, in the ceremonial hall of St. George, Vladimir Vladmirovich held a ceremony in which, for special services to the "Russian cause" and the expansion of Russian interests in world, decorated the right hand of the Russian Patriarch Kirill, Metropolitan Hilarion, Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Orthodox Church. Hilarion was awarded one of the highest orders that Putin awards, the Order of Alexander Nevsky.

    "Sacred Borders"

    During the awarding of the Order to Metropolitan Hilarion, Putin announced in his speech, it is clear today, aggression against Ukraine. Addressing Hilarion, calling him the Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Orthodox Church, Putin says that he is awarding the order to a person who "gives Russia an example of dedication, sense of duty, determination and the ability to make difficult, sometimes unpredictable decisions." Today, after three weeks, it is crystal clear what kind of "difficult and unpredictable decisions" Putin spoke to Hilarion. Trample Ukraine!

    But what is much more terrible is what Metropolitan Hilarion said to Putin on February 2 in the Kremlin in his response of thanks, where he openly invited him to defend the borders of Russian Orthodoxy. Hilarion, the right-hand man of the Russian Patriarch thus says that, although the department he heads is called the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Church, in these times it should actually be called the "Ministry of Defense" of the Russian Orthodox Church because, I quote, "we must defend the holy borders of our Church" , said Hilarion to Putin, which were threatened in 2018 when Patriarch Bartholomew of Constantinople recognized the autocephaly of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church and thereby separated it from Moscow.

    Then Hilarion clearly tells Putin what he must do in order to defend the "holy borders" of Russian Orthodoxy: "The Russian Church was created more than ten centuries ago in Kiev, and we inherited it within the borders in which it was created. We did not create these borders." , says Hilarion to Putin, they are like that and we have to defend them. What music to Putin's ears from another man of the Russian Orthodox Church who de facto called Putin to aggression against Ukraine, to return the cradle of Russian Orthodoxy, Kyiv and Ukraine, to Moscow.

    Well, it's all said and done, and the Russian Patriarch Kirill and Metropolitan Hilarion, instead of Christian-like condemning Putin's violence in Ukraine, open the champagne.

    Announcement of bloodshed


    The Russian Orthodox Church, as well as the Serbian Orthodox Church, as was shown in the Homeland War in Croatia, or recently by Porfiry's landing in Montenegro, are not really churches, but parapolitical organizations emptied of the Gospel in the service of various Miloševićs, Vučićs, or in this case Tsar Putin, or in the service of the imperialism of the Russian and Serbian world.

    Russian Patriarch Kirill himself sees in Putin the military, political and spiritual leader of the entire Orthodoxy, where bombs and lithium (prayers) go hand in hand, from Montenegro to Ukraine. In that "It is necessary to appoint new church patriarchs, truly Orthodox and not schismatics and neo-papists, in Constantinople, Athens and Alexandria." So Moscow, through Chaplin's mouth to the key chairs of world Orthodoxy, which he calls "traitorous" and "schismatic", as revenge for the autocephaly of the Ukrainian Church, wants to bring people loyal to Moscow (Putin). This is exactly what we are seeing today in Ukraine, where Putin, after conquering Ukraine, will appoint his own people to both secular and ecclesiastical chairs, with the assistance of the Russian Orthodox Church.

    How much Russians were affected by the restoration of autecephaly to the Ukrainian Orthodox Church in 2018 is also evidenced by the fact that Putin then convened his National Security Council and, it is forgotten, threatened four years ago that such an attack on Russian Orthodoxy in Ukraine could end in bloodshed. Who took him seriously then?

    Where will it end?

    Both Putin and Russian Patriarch Kirill and his Minister of Defense, Metropolitan Hilarion, in fact, appeal to the old tsarist-ecclesiastical nationalist myth about Moscow as the "Third Rome. With the fall of imperial Rome and then Constantinople (now Istanbul), the third Rome is Moscow, which will never fall, and there is no more fourth
    .

    That is why, since Putin took the reins of power, he financed the opening of more than three thousand parishes all over the world and in Russia, from Moscow to Alexandria, as revenge on the Alexandrian Patriarch Theotokos for recognizing the Ukrainian Orthodox Church, separated from Moscow, on his canonical territory in Africa, he founded two eparchies (bishoprics) of the Russian Orthodox Church, and there are as many Russian Orthodox in Africa as Catholic Croats in Pakistan.

    Putin's Russia is thus being formed as a dangerous theocratic empire, which has nothing to do with the West, but rather resembles the political system of the Islamic world.

    Replies: @Muggles, @Verymuchalive, @BB753, @Anonymous

    President Putin has made it clear that this war will end the day after Kyiv formally renounces all pretentions to NATO membership. Russia is not going to tolerate Ukraine being turned into a NATO military outpost.

    Religious mumbo-jumbo has nothing to do with anything.

    • Replies: @Bardon Kaldian
    @Anonymous

    Let's hear what journalist Šola has to say about "president Putin", NATO & the rest (googletran again):

    Neither the Ukrainians nor NATO will finish him, but something completely different: Putin will defeat himself because he fell ill with a very specific disease


    Serious observers are not surprised by the news that Putin's regime has invested huge sums of money, hundreds of millions of euros, to finance its propaganda in the West in recent years. On the contrary, from some political parties in Europe, from the left and the right, as well as the media and non-governmental organizations to pacifist feminists, in the public statements one could see the clear handwriting of Putin's propaganda in the West.

    We can summarize it in seven points:

    1. denial of Ukrainian sovereignty over the entire national territory, because, for example, Crimea was given to the Ukrainians anyway, and there is also the cradle of Russian Orthodoxy;

    2. To represent Ukraine as an American pawn in a geopolitical game of chess, as Putin himself said that "NATO will defend Ukraine to the last Ukrainian";

    3. to suggest that Russia was provoked by NATO;

    4. Claim that the United States is no better than Russia;

    5. in line with the previous one, they cover up Putin's true goals in the decision to invade Ukraine, and blame everything on the West, like a woman who has herself to blame for being raped because she was wearing a miniskirt;

    6. claim to the point of unconsciousness that Russia is interested in a diplomatic solution, when it is not, but in a military one;

    7. to claim that yielding to Russian demands, legalizing the occupation, is the way to stop the war.



    Letter to the Western Left

    Already at the beginning of the Russian invasion, Ukrainian historian Taras Bilous addressed Russian propagandists in the West and published "Letter from Kiev to the Western Left". Bilous's text was especially brutal towards the left, which in the name of anti-imperialism ends up supporting authoritarian regimes, minimizing their responsibility and even their criminal character.

    Thus, this left does not problematize Putin, but the "enemies at home" who are actually the real problem, not Putin: NATO and the United States. In his criticism, Bilous also quotes the British-Syrian activist Leila Al-Shami, who in 2018 spoke about the "anti-imperialism of idiots" for that part of the Western left and "sovereignists" greased with Russian money who came to support the dictator Assad in the name of - anti-Americanism! Some right-wing "sovereignists" are strange- and not only left-wingers, who are scowling at money from foreign countries.

    My humble contribution to the "anti-imperialism of idiots": This famous new world order is organized according to the principle of empire. There are three. One is American, the other Russian, the third Chinese. The Islamic world is a story for another text. So choose which empire you would prefer to live in...

    Afterwards, Ukrainian feminist Tamara Zlobina criticized various feminist appeals that appeared in Europe. Zlobina writes: "All these appeals sounded like 'we are against the war!' War is bad. It's a man's game! We want peace! We are against the supply of weapons to Ukraine, because weapons would only fuel the conflict even more. Stop the war immediately'.

    None of the 'sisters' thought to consult the Ukrainian feminist 'sisters' when writing these statements. And when Ukrainian women accidentally read them before publication and criticized them, their voices were simply ignored." Feminist "solidarity".

    Putin's invasion, the crime against Ukraine, no matter how "rotten the West" is, cannot be justified in any way, especially with the ridiculous "anti-imperialism of idiots", as Leila Al-Shami called these Putin's greased poodles in the West.

    Putin will therefore defeat himself. Despite the money invested in pro-Russian propaganda in the West, which was accepted "out of conviction" by many, from salon leftists, through salon rightists and "sovereignists" who are so "sovereign" that they lick the ass of a foreign dictator for a handful of dollars, up to "gender conscious" feminists whom Putin normally hates, and Patriarch Kirill said that Ukraine and Russia should be saved from such.

    Putin will defeat himself because, mixing self-deception and propaganda, he did not understand three "banal" things.

    First, the countries of the former Warsaw Pact, Eastern Europe in general, freely chose to be part of the West. It is not about the expansion of NATO, but Putin does not understand that they are all running away from him like a septic tank. Putin is expanding NATO, so Sweden and Finland joined NATO after his "special military operation".

    Great Russian tradition

    Second, Ukrainian society, even a significant part of Russians in Ukraine, as well as Russian-speaking Ukrainians, did not want to be with Putin in the society of Belarus. Solzhenitsyn, then Dugin, in the Great Russian Slavophile tradition hundreds of years old, pumped Putin against Ukraine, considering that Belarus, Russia and Ukraine are one Russian body that should live in the same state. Only the Ukrainians were not asked if they wanted it, and they did not.

    Thirdly, many Russians, especially in a symbolic city like Odessa, especially after Russian shelling, would rather live in Ukraine than return to "Holy Mother Russia". This is supported by the fact that almost half a million inhabitants, including Russians, from the occupied "Russian People's Provinces" fled to the free Ukrainian territory or to the West since the beginning of the occupation.

    Putin either did not want to, or cannot see these three realities. The reason for this is that he is sick. This disease is called allochrony or non-simultaneity of time.

    Putin lives in the time of the USSR, when the Russians solved their criminal imperial atrocities in the Warsaw Pact with tanks. But this is a different time, it is not Budapest in 1956, it is not East Berlin in 1961, it is not Prague in 1968. This is Ukraine in 2022.

    Replies: @Pat Kittle

  79. @Reg Cæsar
    @Thomm


    Notice how all the men stand with feet at a right angle...
     
    So the individual at the lectern is no man?

    Replies: @Sidewalk Meanderings

    The man at the lectern is standing next to a large raised platform on his
    right side, so maybe that’s why he is standing with his feet parallel instead
    of at a 45 degree angle; that way he won’t accidentally hit his right foot on
    the raised edge of the platform when he walks backwards from the lectern
    after he finishes his speech.

  80. @Anon
    Steve, any thoughts on the Paul Pelosi thing? There have long been rumors that he's into rough trade.

    https://twitter.com/AshaLogos/status/1586420873564913665

    Replies: @Alec Leamas (working from home), @Veteran Aryan, @Alden, @MEH 0910

    https://www.smobserved.com/story/2022/10/29/news/the-awful-truth-paul-pelosi-was-drunk-again-and-in-a-dispute-with-a-male-prostitute-early-friday-morning/7191.html
    https://archive.ph/8q2uy


    [MORE]

    https://www.washingtonpost.com/business/musk-tweets-link-to-an-unfounded-conspiracy-theory/2022/10/30/7c9405f0-588e-11ed-bc40-b5a130f95ee7_story.html
    https://archive.ph/zwtju

    https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/2022/10/30/paul-pelosi-attack-misinformation-elon-musk/
    https://archive.ph/3krLC

    https://www.nytimes.com/2022/10/30/business/musk-tweets-hillary-clinton-pelosi-husband.html
    https://archive.ph/EAzJN

    • Replies: @MEH 0910
    @MEH 0910

    https://twitter.com/DavidAFrench/status/1587170545757470720
    https://www.justice.gov/opa/press-release/file/1548106/download

    Replies: @MEH 0910

  81. When you get on a good jag, it’s clear that you have a shot at redemption if you stay out of the closet (kek).

    This post is gold. top kek.

  82. @BosTex
    @anonymous

    Jamie Raskin is a Leftist, through and through.

    Raskin’s father, Marcus, after having worked in the Kennedy White House (where he was fired; ‘reassigned’) was one of the founders of the Institute for Policy Studies, which is a a pretty far Left think tank in DC.

    His grandfather was a Russian Jewish immigrant, settled in Milwaukee. Plumbing contractor.

    The grandfather sounds like the only productive member of this family, all the rest being worthless Leftoids. Makes you wonder what the grandfather said around the dinner table regarding political talk?

    Based on timing, it is possible his grandfather witnessed a pogrom in Russia. Pogroms were relatively common through the first decade of the 20th century.

    Replies: @That Would Be Telling, @Anonymous

    Raskin’s father, Marcus, after having worked in the Kennedy White House (where he was fired; ‘reassigned’) was one of the founders of the Institute for Policy Studies, which is a a pretty far Left think tank in DC.

    Thanks, I’d forgotten that, especially since the IPS faded away along with the Soviet Union after doing tremendous damage.

    But you may have misspelled “Communist front,” or so it was generally believed by the 1980s or earlier. Enough so that “In 1976, agents of Chilean dictator Augusto Pinochet assassinated two IPS members of staff on Washington’s Embassy Row.” As Wikipedia puts it in the second of two introductory paragraphs:

    IPS has been described as one of the five major independent think tanks in Washington. Members of the IPS played key roles in the civil rights and anti-war movements of the 1960s, in the women’s and environmental movements of the 1970s, and in the peace, anti-apartheid, and anti-intervention movements of the 1980s.

  83. @Rooster16
    @Alden

    The Pelosi’s have considerable “behind the scenes” power. They are going to obfuscate any information coming out and memory-hole this thing as fast as possible. The plebs have already received their 5 second sound byte that the attacker was one of those dangerous far-right MAGA lovers… that’s all they need. However, the facade that the left puts up grows thinner by the day, their deviance and sickness boils up to surface more routinely now.

    Replies: @Veteran Aryan

    However, the facade that the left puts up grows thinner by the day

    The official story right now is that the Pelosis, one of the most powerful families in the country, has no security whatsoever, and homeless people in their underwear can just wonder right into their mansion off of the street. And while I eagerly await tomorrow’s update, I fail to see how the facade can possibly become much thinner.

  84. @anonymous
    Tucker Carlson is getting as close as possible to call them out for their agenda.

    "Russia is an Orthodox Christian country with traditional social values and for that reason, it must be destroyed, no matter what the cost to us. So this is not a conventional war, this is a jihad."
     
    https://twitter.com/TuckerCarlson/status/1586065636358328322

    Congressman Jamie Raskin who is quoted is Jewish and has grandparents who lived during the Russian Empire when there were pogroms. America finds itself needing to face war with Russia including involving nuclear weapons because of the continuous unresolved history between Jews and Russians.

    Replies: @James Speaks, @Cagey Beast, @Bardon Kaldian, @mc23, @Anonymous, @BosTex, @International Jew, @ramzan

    Russia is a satanic evil commie brothel

  85. @Cagey Beast
    @John Johnson

    "So kicking out a pro-Russian Ukrainian president that had protestors shot is globo-homo activity?"


    The Maidan massacre trial and investigation produced overwhelming evidence that Maidan protesters were massacred by snipers at Maidan-controlled buildings, rather than by government snipers or Berkut policemen—who were nevertheless charged with the crime.
     
    https://mronline.org/2021/12/11/the-maidan-massacre-in-ukraine/

    Replies: @John Johnson

    Some rambling conspiracy theory blog doesn’t change the fact that he was given a trial and found guilty of treason:
    https://www.latimes.com/world/la-fg-ukraine-yanukovych-treason-20190124-story.html

    Maybe your conspiracy blog would also like to explain how he spent over $100 million on luxury goods despite never making more than 2k a month.

    So even if you believe it was a false flag event he was still guilty of corruption and treason for helping Russia.

    He never denied working on behalf of Russia and in fact fled there after the evidence was building against him. He fled Ukraine and they found even more evidence of corruption like his mansion with 10k dollar chandeliers and a collection of 27 cars. Putin was giving him huge sums of cash to work for Russia.

    Removing him was entirely democratic and he was also disavowed by his own party for criminal activity. A party in fact that accepted his pro-Russian stance.

    • Replies: @Cagey Beast
    @John Johnson

    Yanukovych was was laughably corrupt; one look at his monster home told us that back in 2014. That's not the point though.

    - He was elected fair & square and had a year left to go on his term.
    - The deal signed and endorsed by western countries was broken by the Euromaidan gang and the western signatories just stood back and smiled.
    - After that Ukraine was in a state of revolution, coup and lawlessness.
    - The parts of Ukraine who supported his Party of Regions baulked
    - The US / EU did nothing to cool things down but rather the opposite


    So even if you believe it was a false flag event he was still guilty of corruption and treason for helping Russia.

    He never denied working on behalf of Russia
    [....]

    Removing him was entirely democratic and he was also disavowed by his own party for criminal activity. A party in fact that accepted his pro-Russian stance.
     

    I'm reminded of that line from the movie, The Usual Suspects:

    Cop: "We have evidence that puts you in Brooklyn at the time of the crime"
    Suspect: "Great work, I live in Brooklyn".

    Are you going to convict Putin of being pro-Russian too? No, my guess is that you hold the respectable western view on this too. You'll likely say that Putin is bad for Russia and that you'd support regime change as an act of love to Russians. The only real pro-Russians are in Washington, London and Brussels.

  86. @kaganovitch
    @John Johnson

    The major pogroms were in pre-WW1 Russia.

    The total Jewish casualties in all pogroms from assassination of Tsar Alexander II until WWI were approx. 5000. On the other hand , the pogroms in Ukraine 1917-1921 killed at least 50,000 Jews and perhaps as many as 200,000. Fwiw, the majority of pre-war Russian empire pogroms also took place in Ukraine.

    Replies: @John Johnson

    The major pogroms were in pre-WW1 Russia.

    The total Jewish casualties in all pogroms from assassination of Tsar Alexander II until WWI were approx. 5000.

    Pogroms aren’t measured by casualties. The main effect was to drive the Jews out of Russia.

    Russian Jewish emigration to America massively increased in the late 1800s

    Between 1880 and 1920, more than two million Russian Jewish left Eastern Europe for the United States.
    https://www.myjewishlearning.com/article/jewish-emigration-in-the-19th-century/

    As I said the US Jewish population is really from Nicholas II.

    Fwiw, the majority of pre-war Russian empire pogroms also took place in Ukraine.

    Do explain how Ukraine would be responsible when Ukraine didn’t exist as a country and it was Russia that created the pale of settlement.

    • Replies: @Nachum
    @John Johnson

    Oh, Russia was definitely responsible for the pogroms. But in the eyes of many Jews, who didn't experience the background machinations, it was the local Ukrainians who actually carried it out who were to blame, fairly or not.

    This was only exacerbated by the Holocaust, in which the Nazis were aided in their Jew-killing by a lot of local Ukrainian and Lithuanian militias. In many cases, of course, the latter- especially the Ukrainians- had been horribly treated- murdered, in fact- by the Soviets, and thus were happy to help the Nazis do whatever they wanted; it didn't help that some of the prominent Soviets were Jews (which opens a whole other bag of worms), and the Ukrainians (again, very unfairly, but this was the impression) may have thought they were taking revenge on them.

    There's a story in the Talmud that one of the rabbis once saw the skull of a murder victim floating on a river. He said, "Because you murdered you were murdered, and whoever murdered you is going to get murdered himself." National fights can be like that too.

    Again, none of this may be correct or fair, but it's what motivates people. A lot of Jews, to this day, resent Poles over the Holocaust. (Again, with historical background.) That makes no sense at all- Polish gentiles were victims of the Nazis as well, in big numbers. But much of the killing took *place* in Poland, so it gets guilt by association. The Poles are naturally very resentful over this, but it is what it is.

    Replies: @kaganovitch

  87. @International Jew
    @anonymous

    Not quite. If Jews harbor old resentments it's toward the Ukrainians. There weren't many Jews in Russia itself before the revolution; the great mass of Jews lived in what's today Ukraine, Belarus, Poland and Lithuania.

    Jews who know their history know that the Russians — ie the fledgling USSR — put an end to the post-WW1 pogroms in Ukraine, and during WW2 saved most of the Jews who survived the war. Granted, the USSR did none of these things just to be nice to the Jews, it did them to save itself.

    Later, many (all too many IMO) Jews had warm feelings about Russia because they were Communists.

    The crazy Russophobia you see now has little to do with any old historical grievances. It started about ten years ago as the left in the US started sliding deeper and deeper into globo-homo madness, and saw that Putin wasn't on board.

    Israel's Hebrew language newspapers still have comments sections. When there's something about Zelensky demanding Israeli arms, or that Israel boycott Russia (as he often does), the comments are overwhelmingly like "Go fuck yourself, Zelensky."

    Replies: @BosTex, @John Johnson, @nebulafox

    On the other hand, part of the reason that Austria-Hungary’s Jews tended to be among the more loyalist groups in the Dual Monarchy was because the Tsarist occupation of Galicia confirmed exactly what their fate would be if the Russians won. There’s a reason why Vienna’s Yiddish-language propaganda during WWI aimed for Galician consumption employed the “Defend European civilization against the drunken Asiatic hordes” trope so successfully.

    Russophile tendencies among a later generation of American Jews in the postwar years was based on ideology, not racial affinity. If anything, they tended to believe that the backwardness of the Russians justified Bolshevik brutality.

    >The crazy Russophobia you see now has little to do with any old historical grievances.

    Agreed. I really think it is important to not give our current elites-Jewish or otherwise-too much credit. And if you truly do buy into the notion of Russia being the biggest external threat the US faces, and possibly allied to the internal threat that truly scares you, the resulting policies with Ukraine make sense. Sometimes Occam’s razor really does apply.

  88. @Mr. Anon
    OT - USMC releases new recruiting ad:

    https://twitter.com/USMarineCorps/status/1585617425676091393

    Apparently, the Pentagon is concerned that last year's "Heather has two mommies" ad wasn't getting enough fighting-age men amped up about being be drone-fodder for the GAE. Based on this spot, you'd think that the greatest threat facing America will be some kind of shape-shifting alien enemy from a Guillermo del Toro movie. It states that the Marines will fight for the "stability of our nation" - not freedom, mind you, not liberty - but "stability". It has a decidedly World Economic Forumy feel to it.

    Replies: @Achmed E. Newman, @Gary in Gramercy, @nebulafox

    They’ve figured out that they’ve backed themselves into a corner in alienating America’s warrior class, but are so deep down the rabbit hole that they don’t get how they sound to external audiences anymore. “Stability” would work… if they didn’t know damn well that their families would be considered the problem, not the nuts that burn down cities. That, and what exactly in the status quo is worth conserving, for increasing amounts of Americans?

    The exodus of long-serving NCOs from the military and their (sometimes) discouragement of their own progeny from joining over the past decade speaks volumes. What’s next? Mercenaries?

    • Replies: @That Would Be Telling
    @nebulafox

    Interesting that you talk about stability operations in the context of a Marine recruiting ad. Traditionally they've been assault troops and not good at occupations, something which is an Army specialty, think about how many MP units the latter has. But maybe that changed somewhat in the couple of decades they spent in the sandbox, although with the withdrawal from Afghanistan the occupation stage of the forever GWOT is mostly over except for keeping Syria from its oilfields (right?).

    An interesting change here is that the Marines are getting completely rid of the M1 "King of the Killing Zone" main battle tanks, something they thought were important to have for a century. But not particularly important if they were tasked with stability operations in the US....

  89. Woke Halloween dress codes are pretty funny all right.

    Ultra-Orthodox Jews have some pretty cool costumes.

    Can I wear one those?

  90. @Anonymous
    @Bardon Kaldian

    President Putin has made it clear that this war will end the day after Kyiv formally renounces all pretentions to NATO membership. Russia is not going to tolerate Ukraine being turned into a NATO military outpost.

    Religious mumbo-jumbo has nothing to do with anything.

    Replies: @Bardon Kaldian

    Let’s hear what journalist Šola has to say about “president Putin”, NATO & the rest (googletran again):

    Neither the Ukrainians nor NATO will finish him, but something completely different: Putin will defeat himself because he fell ill with a very specific disease

    Serious observers are not surprised by the news that Putin’s regime has invested huge sums of money, hundreds of millions of euros, to finance its propaganda in the West in recent years. On the contrary, from some political parties in Europe, from the left and the right, as well as the media and non-governmental organizations to pacifist feminists, in the public statements one could see the clear handwriting of Putin’s propaganda in the West.

    We can summarize it in seven points:

    1. denial of Ukrainian sovereignty over the entire national territory, because, for example, Crimea was given to the Ukrainians anyway, and there is also the cradle of Russian Orthodoxy;

    2. To represent Ukraine as an American pawn in a geopolitical game of chess, as Putin himself said that “NATO will defend Ukraine to the last Ukrainian”;

    3. to suggest that Russia was provoked by NATO;

    4. Claim that the United States is no better than Russia;

    5. in line with the previous one, they cover up Putin’s true goals in the decision to invade Ukraine, and blame everything on the West, like a woman who has herself to blame for being raped because she was wearing a miniskirt;

    6. claim to the point of unconsciousness that Russia is interested in a diplomatic solution, when it is not, but in a military one;

    7. to claim that yielding to Russian demands, legalizing the occupation, is the way to stop the war.

    [MORE]

    Letter to the Western Left

    Already at the beginning of the Russian invasion, Ukrainian historian Taras Bilous addressed Russian propagandists in the West and published “Letter from Kiev to the Western Left”. Bilous’s text was especially brutal towards the left, which in the name of anti-imperialism ends up supporting authoritarian regimes, minimizing their responsibility and even their criminal character.

    Thus, this left does not problematize Putin, but the “enemies at home” who are actually the real problem, not Putin: NATO and the United States. In his criticism, Bilous also quotes the British-Syrian activist Leila Al-Shami, who in 2018 spoke about the “anti-imperialism of idiots” for that part of the Western left and “sovereignists” greased with Russian money who came to support the dictator Assad in the name of – anti-Americanism! Some right-wing “sovereignists” are strange- and not only left-wingers, who are scowling at money from foreign countries.

    My humble contribution to the “anti-imperialism of idiots”: This famous new world order is organized according to the principle of empire. There are three. One is American, the other Russian, the third Chinese. The Islamic world is a story for another text. So choose which empire you would prefer to live in…

    Afterwards, Ukrainian feminist Tamara Zlobina criticized various feminist appeals that appeared in Europe. Zlobina writes: “All these appeals sounded like ‘we are against the war!’ War is bad. It’s a man’s game! We want peace! We are against the supply of weapons to Ukraine, because weapons would only fuel the conflict even more. Stop the war immediately’.

    None of the ‘sisters’ thought to consult the Ukrainian feminist ‘sisters’ when writing these statements. And when Ukrainian women accidentally read them before publication and criticized them, their voices were simply ignored.” Feminist “solidarity”.

    Putin’s invasion, the crime against Ukraine, no matter how “rotten the West” is, cannot be justified in any way, especially with the ridiculous “anti-imperialism of idiots”, as Leila Al-Shami called these Putin’s greased poodles in the West.

    Putin will therefore defeat himself. Despite the money invested in pro-Russian propaganda in the West, which was accepted “out of conviction” by many, from salon leftists, through salon rightists and “sovereignists” who are so “sovereign” that they lick the ass of a foreign dictator for a handful of dollars, up to “gender conscious” feminists whom Putin normally hates, and Patriarch Kirill said that Ukraine and Russia should be saved from such.

    Putin will defeat himself because, mixing self-deception and propaganda, he did not understand three “banal” things.

    First, the countries of the former Warsaw Pact, Eastern Europe in general, freely chose to be part of the West. It is not about the expansion of NATO, but Putin does not understand that they are all running away from him like a septic tank. Putin is expanding NATO, so Sweden and Finland joined NATO after his “special military operation”.

    Great Russian tradition

    Second, Ukrainian society, even a significant part of Russians in Ukraine, as well as Russian-speaking Ukrainians, did not want to be with Putin in the society of Belarus. Solzhenitsyn, then Dugin, in the Great Russian Slavophile tradition hundreds of years old, pumped Putin against Ukraine, considering that Belarus, Russia and Ukraine are one Russian body that should live in the same state. Only the Ukrainians were not asked if they wanted it, and they did not.

    Thirdly, many Russians, especially in a symbolic city like Odessa, especially after Russian shelling, would rather live in Ukraine than return to “Holy Mother Russia”. This is supported by the fact that almost half a million inhabitants, including Russians, from the occupied “Russian People’s Provinces” fled to the free Ukrainian territory or to the West since the beginning of the occupation.

    Putin either did not want to, or cannot see these three realities. The reason for this is that he is sick. This disease is called allochrony or non-simultaneity of time.

    Putin lives in the time of the USSR, when the Russians solved their criminal imperial atrocities in the Warsaw Pact with tanks. But this is a different time, it is not Budapest in 1956, it is not East Berlin in 1961, it is not Prague in 1968. This is Ukraine in 2022.

    • Replies: @Pat Kittle
    @Bardon Kaldian


    My humble contribution to the “anti-imperialism of idiots”: This famous new world order is organized according to the principle of empire. There are three. One is American, the other Russian, the third Chinese. The Islamic world is a story for another text. So choose which empire you would prefer to live in…
     
    I've seen you post some intelligence stuff, but this (((MSM boilerplate))) is a real face-palmer.

    Your so-called "American Empire" is in fact the Jewish Empire, as you (& TUR regulars) know perfectly well.
  91. @John Johnson
    @kaganovitch


    The major pogroms were in pre-WW1 Russia.
     
    The total Jewish casualties in all pogroms from assassination of Tsar Alexander II until WWI were approx. 5000.

    Pogroms aren't measured by casualties. The main effect was to drive the Jews out of Russia.

    Russian Jewish emigration to America massively increased in the late 1800s

    Between 1880 and 1920, more than two million Russian Jewish left Eastern Europe for the United States.
    https://www.myjewishlearning.com/article/jewish-emigration-in-the-19th-century/

    As I said the US Jewish population is really from Nicholas II.

    Fwiw, the majority of pre-war Russian empire pogroms also took place in Ukraine.

    Do explain how Ukraine would be responsible when Ukraine didn't exist as a country and it was Russia that created the pale of settlement.

    Replies: @Nachum

    Oh, Russia was definitely responsible for the pogroms. But in the eyes of many Jews, who didn’t experience the background machinations, it was the local Ukrainians who actually carried it out who were to blame, fairly or not.

    This was only exacerbated by the Holocaust, in which the Nazis were aided in their Jew-killing by a lot of local Ukrainian and Lithuanian militias. In many cases, of course, the latter- especially the Ukrainians- had been horribly treated- murdered, in fact- by the Soviets, and thus were happy to help the Nazis do whatever they wanted; it didn’t help that some of the prominent Soviets were Jews (which opens a whole other bag of worms), and the Ukrainians (again, very unfairly, but this was the impression) may have thought they were taking revenge on them.

    There’s a story in the Talmud that one of the rabbis once saw the skull of a murder victim floating on a river. He said, “Because you murdered you were murdered, and whoever murdered you is going to get murdered himself.” National fights can be like that too.

    Again, none of this may be correct or fair, but it’s what motivates people. A lot of Jews, to this day, resent Poles over the Holocaust. (Again, with historical background.) That makes no sense at all- Polish gentiles were victims of the Nazis as well, in big numbers. But much of the killing took *place* in Poland, so it gets guilt by association. The Poles are naturally very resentful over this, but it is what it is.

    • Agree: kaganovitch
    • Replies: @kaganovitch
    @Nachum

    There’s a story in the Talmud

    Mishnah actually. Avot 2:6.

    Replies: @Nachum

  92. @Bardon Kaldian
    @Anonymous

    Let's hear what journalist Šola has to say about "president Putin", NATO & the rest (googletran again):

    Neither the Ukrainians nor NATO will finish him, but something completely different: Putin will defeat himself because he fell ill with a very specific disease


    Serious observers are not surprised by the news that Putin's regime has invested huge sums of money, hundreds of millions of euros, to finance its propaganda in the West in recent years. On the contrary, from some political parties in Europe, from the left and the right, as well as the media and non-governmental organizations to pacifist feminists, in the public statements one could see the clear handwriting of Putin's propaganda in the West.

    We can summarize it in seven points:

    1. denial of Ukrainian sovereignty over the entire national territory, because, for example, Crimea was given to the Ukrainians anyway, and there is also the cradle of Russian Orthodoxy;

    2. To represent Ukraine as an American pawn in a geopolitical game of chess, as Putin himself said that "NATO will defend Ukraine to the last Ukrainian";

    3. to suggest that Russia was provoked by NATO;

    4. Claim that the United States is no better than Russia;

    5. in line with the previous one, they cover up Putin's true goals in the decision to invade Ukraine, and blame everything on the West, like a woman who has herself to blame for being raped because she was wearing a miniskirt;

    6. claim to the point of unconsciousness that Russia is interested in a diplomatic solution, when it is not, but in a military one;

    7. to claim that yielding to Russian demands, legalizing the occupation, is the way to stop the war.



    Letter to the Western Left

    Already at the beginning of the Russian invasion, Ukrainian historian Taras Bilous addressed Russian propagandists in the West and published "Letter from Kiev to the Western Left". Bilous's text was especially brutal towards the left, which in the name of anti-imperialism ends up supporting authoritarian regimes, minimizing their responsibility and even their criminal character.

    Thus, this left does not problematize Putin, but the "enemies at home" who are actually the real problem, not Putin: NATO and the United States. In his criticism, Bilous also quotes the British-Syrian activist Leila Al-Shami, who in 2018 spoke about the "anti-imperialism of idiots" for that part of the Western left and "sovereignists" greased with Russian money who came to support the dictator Assad in the name of - anti-Americanism! Some right-wing "sovereignists" are strange- and not only left-wingers, who are scowling at money from foreign countries.

    My humble contribution to the "anti-imperialism of idiots": This famous new world order is organized according to the principle of empire. There are three. One is American, the other Russian, the third Chinese. The Islamic world is a story for another text. So choose which empire you would prefer to live in...

    Afterwards, Ukrainian feminist Tamara Zlobina criticized various feminist appeals that appeared in Europe. Zlobina writes: "All these appeals sounded like 'we are against the war!' War is bad. It's a man's game! We want peace! We are against the supply of weapons to Ukraine, because weapons would only fuel the conflict even more. Stop the war immediately'.

    None of the 'sisters' thought to consult the Ukrainian feminist 'sisters' when writing these statements. And when Ukrainian women accidentally read them before publication and criticized them, their voices were simply ignored." Feminist "solidarity".

    Putin's invasion, the crime against Ukraine, no matter how "rotten the West" is, cannot be justified in any way, especially with the ridiculous "anti-imperialism of idiots", as Leila Al-Shami called these Putin's greased poodles in the West.

    Putin will therefore defeat himself. Despite the money invested in pro-Russian propaganda in the West, which was accepted "out of conviction" by many, from salon leftists, through salon rightists and "sovereignists" who are so "sovereign" that they lick the ass of a foreign dictator for a handful of dollars, up to "gender conscious" feminists whom Putin normally hates, and Patriarch Kirill said that Ukraine and Russia should be saved from such.

    Putin will defeat himself because, mixing self-deception and propaganda, he did not understand three "banal" things.

    First, the countries of the former Warsaw Pact, Eastern Europe in general, freely chose to be part of the West. It is not about the expansion of NATO, but Putin does not understand that they are all running away from him like a septic tank. Putin is expanding NATO, so Sweden and Finland joined NATO after his "special military operation".

    Great Russian tradition

    Second, Ukrainian society, even a significant part of Russians in Ukraine, as well as Russian-speaking Ukrainians, did not want to be with Putin in the society of Belarus. Solzhenitsyn, then Dugin, in the Great Russian Slavophile tradition hundreds of years old, pumped Putin against Ukraine, considering that Belarus, Russia and Ukraine are one Russian body that should live in the same state. Only the Ukrainians were not asked if they wanted it, and they did not.

    Thirdly, many Russians, especially in a symbolic city like Odessa, especially after Russian shelling, would rather live in Ukraine than return to "Holy Mother Russia". This is supported by the fact that almost half a million inhabitants, including Russians, from the occupied "Russian People's Provinces" fled to the free Ukrainian territory or to the West since the beginning of the occupation.

    Putin either did not want to, or cannot see these three realities. The reason for this is that he is sick. This disease is called allochrony or non-simultaneity of time.

    Putin lives in the time of the USSR, when the Russians solved their criminal imperial atrocities in the Warsaw Pact with tanks. But this is a different time, it is not Budapest in 1956, it is not East Berlin in 1961, it is not Prague in 1968. This is Ukraine in 2022.

    Replies: @Pat Kittle

    My humble contribution to the “anti-imperialism of idiots”: This famous new world order is organized according to the principle of empire. There are three. One is American, the other Russian, the third Chinese. The Islamic world is a story for another text. So choose which empire you would prefer to live in…

    I’ve seen you post some intelligence stuff, but this (((MSM boilerplate))) is a real face-palmer.

    Your so-called “American Empire” is in fact the Jewish Empire, as you (& TUR regulars) know perfectly well.

  93. @John Johnson
    @Cagey Beast

    Some rambling conspiracy theory blog doesn't change the fact that he was given a trial and found guilty of treason:
    https://www.latimes.com/world/la-fg-ukraine-yanukovych-treason-20190124-story.html

    Maybe your conspiracy blog would also like to explain how he spent over $100 million on luxury goods despite never making more than 2k a month.

    So even if you believe it was a false flag event he was still guilty of corruption and treason for helping Russia.

    He never denied working on behalf of Russia and in fact fled there after the evidence was building against him. He fled Ukraine and they found even more evidence of corruption like his mansion with 10k dollar chandeliers and a collection of 27 cars. Putin was giving him huge sums of cash to work for Russia.

    Removing him was entirely democratic and he was also disavowed by his own party for criminal activity. A party in fact that accepted his pro-Russian stance.

    Replies: @Cagey Beast

    Yanukovych was was laughably corrupt; one look at his monster home told us that back in 2014. That’s not the point though.

    – He was elected fair & square and had a year left to go on his term.
    – The deal signed and endorsed by western countries was broken by the Euromaidan gang and the western signatories just stood back and smiled.
    – After that Ukraine was in a state of revolution, coup and lawlessness.
    – The parts of Ukraine who supported his Party of Regions baulked
    – The US / EU did nothing to cool things down but rather the opposite

    So even if you believe it was a false flag event he was still guilty of corruption and treason for helping Russia.

    He never denied working on behalf of Russia
    [….]

    Removing him was entirely democratic and he was also disavowed by his own party for criminal activity. A party in fact that accepted his pro-Russian stance.

    I’m reminded of that line from the movie, The Usual Suspects:

    Cop: “We have evidence that puts you in Brooklyn at the time of the crime”
    Suspect: “Great work, I live in Brooklyn”.

    Are you going to convict Putin of being pro-Russian too? No, my guess is that you hold the respectable western view on this too. You’ll likely say that Putin is bad for Russia and that you’d support regime change as an act of love to Russians. The only real pro-Russians are in Washington, London and Brussels.

  94. @Nachum
    @John Johnson

    Oh, Russia was definitely responsible for the pogroms. But in the eyes of many Jews, who didn't experience the background machinations, it was the local Ukrainians who actually carried it out who were to blame, fairly or not.

    This was only exacerbated by the Holocaust, in which the Nazis were aided in their Jew-killing by a lot of local Ukrainian and Lithuanian militias. In many cases, of course, the latter- especially the Ukrainians- had been horribly treated- murdered, in fact- by the Soviets, and thus were happy to help the Nazis do whatever they wanted; it didn't help that some of the prominent Soviets were Jews (which opens a whole other bag of worms), and the Ukrainians (again, very unfairly, but this was the impression) may have thought they were taking revenge on them.

    There's a story in the Talmud that one of the rabbis once saw the skull of a murder victim floating on a river. He said, "Because you murdered you were murdered, and whoever murdered you is going to get murdered himself." National fights can be like that too.

    Again, none of this may be correct or fair, but it's what motivates people. A lot of Jews, to this day, resent Poles over the Holocaust. (Again, with historical background.) That makes no sense at all- Polish gentiles were victims of the Nazis as well, in big numbers. But much of the killing took *place* in Poland, so it gets guilt by association. The Poles are naturally very resentful over this, but it is what it is.

    Replies: @kaganovitch

    There’s a story in the Talmud

    Mishnah actually. Avot 2:6.

    • Replies: @Nachum
    @kaganovitch

    I am aware. I was writing more colloquially, and the Mishna is part of the Talmud in any event.

  95. @Muggles
    Hey, knock it off on the good Admiral here!

    I'm going as Adm Levine to my Halloween Party.

    The hard part will be getting in to those Louboutins. The high heels are bad enough.

    I'm going to fem him up a bit though. Don't like the new mannish look.

    If you going to be a trans Admiral, you have to look the part. My red lipstick has to to match those shoes...

    "Monkeypox be damned, full speed ahead!"

    Replies: @Eustace Tilley (not)

    This Person of Pirateness, she
    Sails his desk ‘cross the Crossdresser Sea.
    “Where ye bound for, Old Mate?”
    “To the Isle Without Hate,
    Seven Leagues from the Babylon Bee.”

    • Thanks: Muggles
  96. @kaganovitch
    @Nachum

    There’s a story in the Talmud

    Mishnah actually. Avot 2:6.

    Replies: @Nachum

    I am aware. I was writing more colloquially, and the Mishna is part of the Talmud in any event.

  97. @nebulafox
    @Mr. Anon

    They've figured out that they've backed themselves into a corner in alienating America's warrior class, but are so deep down the rabbit hole that they don't get how they sound to external audiences anymore. "Stability" would work... if they didn't know damn well that their families would be considered the problem, not the nuts that burn down cities. That, and what exactly in the status quo is worth conserving, for increasing amounts of Americans?

    The exodus of long-serving NCOs from the military and their (sometimes) discouragement of their own progeny from joining over the past decade speaks volumes. What's next? Mercenaries?

    Replies: @That Would Be Telling

    Interesting that you talk about stability operations in the context of a Marine recruiting ad. Traditionally they’ve been assault troops and not good at occupations, something which is an Army specialty, think about how many MP units the latter has. But maybe that changed somewhat in the couple of decades they spent in the sandbox, although with the withdrawal from Afghanistan the occupation stage of the forever GWOT is mostly over except for keeping Syria from its oilfields (right?).

    An interesting change here is that the Marines are getting completely rid of the M1 “King of the Killing Zone” main battle tanks, something they thought were important to have for a century. But not particularly important if they were tasked with stability operations in the US….

  98. @Anonymous
    @John1955

    When Khrushchev visited the US in the 1960s he was apparently determined to visit Disneyland. However old Walt didn't like communists so made sure the park was closed for 'maintenance' for the duration of K's visit.

    Replies: @That Would Be Telling, @Dube

    old Walt didn’t like communists so made sure the park was closed for ‘maintenance’ for the duration of [Khrushchev’s] visit.

    It’s No Accident that one of the very first operations for the US Army after Pearl Harbor was physically occupying Disney Studios….

  99. @Nachum
    @John Johnson

    Russia, which saw itself as the "Third Rome," never allowed Jews in. There were only Jews in Russia after the partitions of Poland in the late 1700's, and then Russia kept them in the Pale of Settlement, which was a part of the newly annexed areas, now western Ukraine, Belarus, and Lithuania. Only specially privileged Jews were allowed to live in, say, Moscow before the Revolution.

    So, yes, the Jewish experience was mostly with Ukrainians and Lithuanians. Holocaust memoirs have lots of nasty things to say about them.

    However, most American Jews, particularly the lefty kinds, came to the US long before World War II, are ignorant of history, and think of their ancestors as having come from "Russia." At the same time, those Jews, for the same reasons, don't have historical resentments to the Czar. They don't like Russia for the same reasons all good lefties don't.

    Replies: @That Would Be Telling

    [Jews] don’t like Russia for the same reasons all good lefties don’t.

    There’s some in-between history that’s also critical to this. Jews were so prominent in the Bolshevik revolution and occupation of what became the Soviet Union that “Judeo–Bolshevism” was more true than not. Were also tasked with the occupation of Hungary and Poland in the immediate post-WWII period. Stalin of course didn’t like them (that’s a tautology, not really a reflection on them…) but wasn’t able to move against them until the founding of Israel and Golda Meir’s long period there with Israel’s first passport make it clear where their loyalties really were.

    After Stalin ethnic Slavs Officially ruled the USSR to its end. And they discriminated against the Jews in it, something said Jews of course did not like, plus of course it was a horrible place if you weren’t part of the nomenklatura and not great even then (there’s a story of an apparatchik who was part of a tour of West Germany and insisted all the traffic etc. was a show put on for them, until she fainted dead away after seeing the toilet paper section of a store…).

    See Refuseniks, talk to one if you can, it’s educational, the Jackson–Vanik amendment:

    The Jackson–Vanik amendment to the Trade Act of 1974 is a 1974 provision in United States federal law intended to affect U.S. trade relations with countries with non-market economies (originally, countries of the Communist bloc) that restrict freedom of Jewish emigration and other human rights. The amendment is contained in the Trade Act of 1974 which passed both houses of the United States Congress unanimously, and signed by President Gerald Ford into law, with the adopted amendment, on January 3, 1975.

    Its collective punishment was only ended by Obama and the Magnitsky Act in 2012, and there’s lots more. So decades of resentments built up from that. And didn’t Putin to a degree limit the looting of the Russian Federation after Yeltsin? Plus now he’s pretty open about … he didn’t use “rootless cosmopolitans” but other words of art in reference to a number of Jewish oligarchs who fled, tried to distance themselves from Russia etc.

  100. @Bardon Kaldian
    @BB753

    Byzantium was, for most of its history, erastian (see Erastianism, in the Western context), i.e. state power was superior to ecclesiastical. The same goes for Russia, especially after Peter the Great's reforms: the Church is virtually always allied to the state authority (if Eastern Orthodox). So this is a specific variant of theocracy, perhaps the best analogue being Calvin's Geneva.

    For the historical West, there was always some kind of "handshake" between secular and spiritual powers, the best example being Charlemagne. Then the Church gained more and more power, with pope Innocent III in the 13th C as the most powerful European ruler. After that, the influence of popes gradually subsided & was greatly diminished by the Reformation.

    Be as it may, the Byzantine political-cultural model is different from the Western one: Church is always the instrument, ally & also the shaper of national-cultural-political powers.

    Replies: @Bardon Kaldian, @BB753

    You don’t understand the meaning of “symphonía”. The Church didn’t jointly rule the state but oy the spiritual and moral spheres.

    • Replies: @Bardon Kaldian
    @BB753

    The popes from the 10th to the 14th C were more powerful than secular rulers. Some historical occasions are well remembered, and that's why Bismarck said:Wir werden nicht nach Canossa gehen.

  101. Anonymous[213] • Disclaimer says:
    @BosTex
    @anonymous

    Jamie Raskin is a Leftist, through and through.

    Raskin’s father, Marcus, after having worked in the Kennedy White House (where he was fired; ‘reassigned’) was one of the founders of the Institute for Policy Studies, which is a a pretty far Left think tank in DC.

    His grandfather was a Russian Jewish immigrant, settled in Milwaukee. Plumbing contractor.

    The grandfather sounds like the only productive member of this family, all the rest being worthless Leftoids. Makes you wonder what the grandfather said around the dinner table regarding political talk?

    Based on timing, it is possible his grandfather witnessed a pogrom in Russia. Pogroms were relatively common through the first decade of the 20th century.

    Replies: @That Would Be Telling, @Anonymous

    Pogroms were relatively common through the first decade of the 20th century.

    Not in Russia. And the total death count due to pogroms during Dead Grandpa Raskin’s growing-up years under the Russian Empire (Yes, he was a widdle biddle baby boy!) was around 2,000. Our Negros beat that just rolling over in their sleep in any large city.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pogroms_in_the_Russian_Empire#1903-1906

    James B. Shearer says:Next New Comment
    October 30, 2022 at 4:14 pm GMT • 1.0 days ago ↑

    I don’t know about that being a lie. ..”

    I agree you still have grandparents even if they are dead. And in any case making a minor grammatical error is not the same as lying.

    It’s not a grammatical error. The grammar is perfect. It is a misstatement of fact due to error (sloppiness) at best. “At worst” is left to the perspicacious reader. One of Mr. Sailer’s commenters corrects it under his essay of today on Beavis and Butthead.

    Repeat after Chef, chilluns:

    an orphan does not have parents
    a widow does not have a husband
    Jamie Raskin does not have paternal grandparents

    The major pogroms were in pre-WW1 Russia.

    Once again the grammar is perfect, but that’s just a goddam lie.

    • Replies: @BosTex
    @Anonymous

    Respectfully, I do not think we have the grandfather’s DOB.

    You could be right, but we also know that, back then, it was not at all unusual to have significant age differences between husband and wife (as an example, one of my great grandfather’s was 50 and married a lass of 20).

    So: possible that Raskin’s grandfather experienced, either directly or indirectly, a pogrom as an adult, not a small child.

    Replies: @Anonymous

  102. @Bardon Kaldian
    @Bardon Kaldian

    One more thing: I knew a guy who studied to become a Serbian Orthodox priest. He showed me his textbooks- there was a small amount of theology, but much about Serbian medieval dynasty Nemanjići (the 12th to the 14th C). These guys, with one exception, became saints of the Serbian Orthodox Church.

    It is the same with Russians, where Alexander Nevsky, essentially a ruler-warrior, is a saint.

    This is impossible in the West, where Vasco da Gama or John of Austria are not Catholic saints. Nor is Elizabeth I a saint in the Church of England.

    Replies: @BB753

    You’ve probably never heard of Joan of Arc. Or of pope Urban II, who called for the first crusade against the Mohammedans. Both are saints and so are countless other bellicose or soldierly Catholics .
    Bardon , your background isn’t Christian at all, right? I’m leaning Jewish. ( Or you would know these facts).

    • Replies: @Bardon Kaldian
    @BB753

    Joan of Arc was canonized because she died a martyr's death and was a Virgin visionary; her canonization had notthing to do with her military successes. There was not an element of Holy War in her life; Urban also as not a warrior, but a promoter of Crusades. Most of the Church administrators who were later canonized were either influential in he early Church or took part in the Crusades. Virtually no one among successful Catholic warriors against Islam was canonized, except John of Capistrano, who was a warrior monk, hence an oddity.

    In RCC, there is no "holy dynasty", unlike in Eastern Orthodoxy, and the career of holly warrior is not susceptible to canonization.

  103. @Anonymous
    @BosTex


    Pogroms were relatively common through the first decade of the 20th century.
     
    Not in Russia. And the total death count due to pogroms during Dead Grandpa Raskin's growing-up years under the Russian Empire (Yes, he was a widdle biddle baby boy!) was around 2,000. Our Negros beat that just rolling over in their sleep in any large city.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pogroms_in_the_Russian_Empire#1903-1906

    James B. Shearer says:Next New Comment
    October 30, 2022 at 4:14 pm GMT • 1.0 days ago ↑
    @Achmed E. Newman
    I don’t know about that being a lie. ..”

    I agree you still have grandparents even if they are dead. And in any case making a minor grammatical error is not the same as lying.
     
    It's not a grammatical error. The grammar is perfect. It is a misstatement of fact due to error (sloppiness) at best. "At worst" is left to the perspicacious reader. One of Mr. Sailer's commenters corrects it under his essay of today on Beavis and Butthead.

    Repeat after Chef, chilluns:

    an orphan does not have parents
    a widow does not have a husband
    Jamie Raskin does not have paternal grandparents

    @John Johnson:

    The major pogroms were in pre-WW1 Russia.
     
    Once again the grammar is perfect, but that's just a goddam lie.

    Replies: @BosTex

    Respectfully, I do not think we have the grandfather’s DOB.

    You could be right, but we also know that, back then, it was not at all unusual to have significant age differences between husband and wife (as an example, one of my great grandfather’s was 50 and married a lass of 20).

    So: possible that Raskin’s grandfather experienced, either directly or indirectly, a pogrom as an adult, not a small child.

    • Replies: @Anonymous
    @BosTex


    Respectfully, I do not think we have the grandfather’s DOB.
     
    Laziness on your part does not create error on my part. His tombstone lists his date of birth as July 8, 1895 and his obituary says he was born in Latvia and came to the U.S. in 1910, so he was indeed a widdle biddle baby boy. It would be interesting if someone provided a list of all the pogroms between 1895 and 1910. I have some confidence about the length of that list.

    So: possible that Raskin’s grandfather experienced, either directly or indirectly, a pogrom as an adult, not a small child.
     
    You may have me there. I distinctly remember indirectly experiencing the Holocaust, the Vietnam War, Woodstock, and the first Moon landing. Of course my recent divorce from Gisele Bundchen has brought with it many sleepless nights.
  104. @MEH 0910
    @Anon

    https://www.smobserved.com/story/2022/10/29/news/the-awful-truth-paul-pelosi-was-drunk-again-and-in-a-dispute-with-a-male-prostitute-early-friday-morning/7191.html
    https://archive.ph/8q2uy
    https://twitter.com/SMObserved/status/1586202520048713729

    https://twitter.com/SMObserved/status/1586810262757122048

    https://twitter.com/SMObserved/status/1586810675015229440
    https://twitter.com/SMObserved/status/1586811424310931456
    https://twitter.com/SMObserved/status/1586811636437770240
    https://twitter.com/SMObserved/status/1586812538146021376

    https://www.washingtonpost.com/business/musk-tweets-link-to-an-unfounded-conspiracy-theory/2022/10/30/7c9405f0-588e-11ed-bc40-b5a130f95ee7_story.html
    https://archive.ph/zwtju

    https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/2022/10/30/paul-pelosi-attack-misinformation-elon-musk/
    https://archive.ph/3krLC
    https://twitter.com/washingtonpost/status/1586796333968814080

    https://www.nytimes.com/2022/10/30/business/musk-tweets-hillary-clinton-pelosi-husband.html
    https://archive.ph/EAzJN
    https://twitter.com/nytimes/status/1586781288660623360

    Replies: @MEH 0910


    https://www.justice.gov/opa/press-release/file/1548106/download

    • Replies: @MEH 0910
    @MEH 0910

    https://www.justice.gov/opa/pr/man-charged-assault-and-attempted-kidnapping-following-breaking-and-entering-pelosi-residence

  105. @MEH 0910
    @MEH 0910

    https://twitter.com/DavidAFrench/status/1587170545757470720
    https://www.justice.gov/opa/press-release/file/1548106/download

    Replies: @MEH 0910

  106. Anonymous[213] • Disclaimer says:
    @BosTex
    @Anonymous

    Respectfully, I do not think we have the grandfather’s DOB.

    You could be right, but we also know that, back then, it was not at all unusual to have significant age differences between husband and wife (as an example, one of my great grandfather’s was 50 and married a lass of 20).

    So: possible that Raskin’s grandfather experienced, either directly or indirectly, a pogrom as an adult, not a small child.

    Replies: @Anonymous

    Respectfully, I do not think we have the grandfather’s DOB.

    Laziness on your part does not create error on my part. His tombstone lists his date of birth as July 8, 1895 and his obituary says he was born in Latvia and came to the U.S. in 1910, so he was indeed a widdle biddle baby boy. It would be interesting if someone provided a list of all the pogroms between 1895 and 1910. I have some confidence about the length of that list.

    So: possible that Raskin’s grandfather experienced, either directly or indirectly, a pogrom as an adult, not a small child.

    You may have me there. I distinctly remember indirectly experiencing the Holocaust, the Vietnam War, Woodstock, and the first Moon landing. Of course my recent divorce from Gisele Bundchen has brought with it many sleepless nights.

  107. @BB753
    @Bardon Kaldian

    You've probably never heard of Joan of Arc. Or of pope Urban II, who called for the first crusade against the Mohammedans. Both are saints and so are countless other bellicose or soldierly Catholics .
    Bardon , your background isn't Christian at all, right? I'm leaning Jewish. ( Or you would know these facts).

    Replies: @Bardon Kaldian

    Joan of Arc was canonized because she died a martyr’s death and was a Virgin visionary; her canonization had notthing to do with her military successes. There was not an element of Holy War in her life; Urban also as not a warrior, but a promoter of Crusades. Most of the Church administrators who were later canonized were either influential in he early Church or took part in the Crusades. Virtually no one among successful Catholic warriors against Islam was canonized, except John of Capistrano, who was a warrior monk, hence an oddity.

    In RCC, there is no “holy dynasty”, unlike in Eastern Orthodoxy, and the career of holly warrior is not susceptible to canonization.

  108. @BB753
    @Bardon Kaldian

    You don't understand the meaning of "symphonía". The Church didn't jointly rule the state but oy the spiritual and moral spheres.

    Replies: @Bardon Kaldian

    The popes from the 10th to the 14th C were more powerful than secular rulers. Some historical occasions are well remembered, and that’s why Bismarck said:Wir werden nicht nach Canossa gehen.

  109. @Anonymous
    @John1955

    When Khrushchev visited the US in the 1960s he was apparently determined to visit Disneyland. However old Walt didn't like communists so made sure the park was closed for 'maintenance' for the duration of K's visit.

    Replies: @That Would Be Telling, @Dube

    I recall the prohibition of Khrushchev from Disneyland, but the public understood it as being the US government that made that decision, saying that it “could not assure security” for the visitor. Walt did not make that decision. As I recall, the public and even the press was interested in a correct and courteous reception throughout the visit, demonstrating our civility. I didn’t know that Walt shut the place down, but if so, it might have been to mask an embarrassment. Anyway, all of us fierce anticommunists seemed to think, Too bad.

  110. @Anon
    @James Speaks

    Russia is also using huge numbers of Muslim soldiers in its army from Dagestan, Chechnya, Tartarstan, Uzbeks, Kazakhs, Tajiks, Turkmens, Krgyzs, Bashkirs etc.

    All to kill Christian Eastern Slavs in Ukraine.

    Replies: @James Speaks

    All to kill Christian Eastern Slavs in Ukraine.

    All to kill Nazi pseudo-Roman Catholic Slavs in Ukraine.

    FIFY

    (Russia is Eastern Orthodox Catholic)

    • Replies: @John Johnson
    @James Speaks

    A pregnant woman was killed in one of Putin's drone attacks the other day.

    Pretty amazing that an Iranian drone made from a lawnmower engine can seek out a pregnant Nazi woman.

    Here in reality the world views the Russians as the Nazis.

    It's actually quite Nazi like to declare that a country will no longer exist and violently invade it. In fact it practically mirrors Hitler's Nazi invasion of Poland. First he describes himself as a savior of Europe and then carpet bombs Warsaw. The great anti-Communist burying women in and children in rubble.

    He also at the time had his defenders in the US. Well until they realized he was just a psychopath and like Putin fully intended to kill civilians.

    When this is all over the world will view Putin's defenders as scum of the earth.

  111. @James Speaks
    @Anon


    All to kill Christian Eastern Slavs in Ukraine.
     
    All to kill Nazi pseudo-Roman Catholic Slavs in Ukraine.

    FIFY

    (Russia is Eastern Orthodox Catholic)

    Replies: @John Johnson

    A pregnant woman was killed in one of Putin’s drone attacks the other day.

    Pretty amazing that an Iranian drone made from a lawnmower engine can seek out a pregnant Nazi woman.

    Here in reality the world views the Russians as the Nazis.

    It’s actually quite Nazi like to declare that a country will no longer exist and violently invade it. In fact it practically mirrors Hitler’s Nazi invasion of Poland. First he describes himself as a savior of Europe and then carpet bombs Warsaw. The great anti-Communist burying women in and children in rubble.

    He also at the time had his defenders in the US. Well until they realized he was just a psychopath and like Putin fully intended to kill civilians.

    When this is all over the world will view Putin’s defenders as scum of the earth.

    • Troll: James Speaks, TWS

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