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Liam Deacon in Breitbart’s has alerted us to this posting by a British Ali G-type, a supermarket security guard, who has gone off to Syria to engage in jihad (apparently he’s currently with ISIS, although, admittedly, I have a hard time keeping straight which Syrian terrorist organization is which). But he has a few things to get off his chest about his Syrian hosts that ought to be of interest to Europeans currently besieged by Syrians and pseudo-Syrians.

Although I realize that all the smart money thinks that Ms. Merkel has pulled off a huge economic coup by inviting in vast numbers of Syrians, after reading this you might want to think about shorting Audi and Mercedes-Benz stocks.

Culture Clash: Understanding The Syrian Race
By Abū Sa’eed Al-Britānī (From the video, “Message Of A Mujāhid”)

Arabs as a whole have a unique culture, which differs dramatically from the western lifestyle. If one is unaware of these cultural differences, then it could be quite peculiar, annoying, and at times somewhat stressful to interact and associate with them. Arabs are quite unique in their habits, so it is vital for the western Muhājir to acquaint himself with their cultures to prevent clashes and disputes.

Below I shall list a few of their habits which Arabs are known for:

1) A lack of privacy for other’s space

This is a common habit for Arabs in the Middle East. I remember an incident from when I first came to Shām; I was sitting in ribāt next to another British brother, and as we were talking a Syrian brother came into the room and sat between me and the brother, he then reached for my backpack and opened it. The brother didn’t ask my permission but apparently that was not needed as it’s the habit of Arabs to go through other people’s property without their permission. As I sat there, he took out all my clothes and other gear from my backpack and examined each item before placing it on the floor.

As he was doing this, I was speaking to the other British brother asking him what was going on, and he told me that this was the norm here in Syria. Initially, I thought this was just a one off incident, but as time went on I realised this was a habit of our Arab brothers.

On another occasion an Indonesian brother was working on his laptop and was using it to speak to his family (or friends) back in Indonesia. After some time he went to go eat so he left his laptop open not expecting anything to happen, as no one really goes through other people’s property without permission, right? Wrong! As he was in the other room eating, an Arab brother went through his laptop and deleted all his conversations the brother was having with his family on his Messenger service. He also deleted his web server and was browsing the net without hesitation.

When the Indonesian brother returned and realised what happened, he got upset and thereafter put a password on his laptop.

Another common trait is that they see no issue in unplugging your mobile phone to charge their own phone. Even if it’s your own charger, they would casually take your phone off charge to charge their own phone, even if there is no real need for them to charge their phone at that current time.

During my time with Arabs, I have only noticed one Syrian brother who asked permission before going through my bag, and due to him asking permission I allowed him to go through my stuff, even though I didn’t like it.

Arabs in general do not know where the red line is in giving another brother his space, and this is in their culture, maybe because they see this as a form of strong brotherhood. Whatever the reason it’s annoying so patience is required. …

3) Stealing shoes

In the west, it is common knowledge to walk out of a room wearing the same pair of shoes that you wore while entering the room. Nay, it is common sense. However here in Shām, our Syrian brothers have a very peculiar philosophy whereby they believe that everyone can share each other’s footwear, irrespective of foot size. Someone who is a size 40 will casually walk out the room wearing your footwear even though you are a size 44, and strangely he may not even realise. Weird? Of course it is.

From my very first month here in Shām, I would experience this; I would enter a room with my shoes, and when leaving I would notice my footwear was missing. This is too common here in Shām. For some reason (known best to Syrians), what’s yours is theirs and what’s theirs is yours, even if you disagree with it. …

6) Administration work (“Bukrah inshāAllāh”)

As Westerners we are naturally good at administration work as our whole life is based on an organised structure. From school days to work life, we have a systematic structure in place on how to deal with issues. In every system we have the hierarchy structure. For example, in school we have the teacher above us, above whom is the deputy head, above whom is the head teacher. Everyone has a role to play in the system and everyone knows his job role in the organisation.

Unfortunately in the Arab world, building a structure and administrating it is not one of their strong points. There are many flaws and errors in putting an Arab in charge, especially if he is uneducated (which sadly is the majority).

It is common to hear an Arab in administration reply with the words “bukrah inshāAllāh” (which means “hopefully tomorrow”) or in plain English, “I’m too lazy, leave me alone and come back some other time!”Unfortunately, Arabs run the system here in Shām and they are, from what is apparent, the laziest and unfit for their jobs. All praise is due to Allāh that Dawlah has a system in place, however with Arabs running it, it has many deficiencies.

The typical Arab in administration tends to be very lazy. As explained above, the phrase “bukrah inshāAllāh” is always said as a cover when they cannot be bothered to do anything. …

Another ‘great’ feature of Arabs in administration is that there is no queue in any of their offices. You could be waiting in line for half an hour and then another Arab would come and push in the queue and go straight in. Even more ironic is that he would even barge in front of the guy who is speaking to the admin. It’s not unusual for Arabs to push in nor is it unusual for them to interrupt you while you’re speaking to the admin. And because the admin is also an Arab he also sees no issue in another person interrupting you. Strange indeed how he can be speaking to you one second, listening to your concern, and then totally ignore you and talk to another guy who just pushed in and deal with his case, even though this new guy may take about 10 or 20 minutes of his time; and when he finishes dealing with him, he will look at you, and without apologising expect you to remind him of everything you were saying.

So what is the solution to dealing with Arabs in administration? The solution is twofold. Number one; to pray to Allāh that He replaces the Arabs with others who know what they are doing. Number two; and a more practical solution, is to shout at them while asking for what you need. Although this may sound quite harsh, this is the only solution, and many westerners have learnt this the long and hard way….

The brothers from Chechnya are likewise very good at this. The Arabs are very scared of our brothers from Chechnya as they always raise their voices when speaking to Arabs in administration.

Not only do chicks dig Chechens, but lazy, disorganized, incompetent Arab bureaucrats are terrified of them. So, Europe can look forward to a future in which acting like a Chechen maniac is the best way to get ahead in life. In once what was the land of Kant, Ramzan Kadyrov looks like the future.

Arabs in administration is a recipe for disaster. …

8) The staring competition

This one is very amusing. Syrians love to stare at foreigners, maybe because no tourist has ever visited Syria. …

9) Treating animals badly …

10) Beggars

From the very moment I arrived in the Turkish airport, I was greeted by Syrian beggars. Professionals who make a living off of other people’s generosity and kind-heartedness. In the airport you may be confronted by a ‘poor’ Syrian man who is trying to get enough money to book a flight to another country. These beggars are professionals and it is advised not to give them anything, not even a second glance.

When people first come to Shām they are somewhat naive and inexperienced with beggars so they may give a lot of money to a professional beggar. Most beggars here in Syria are fraudsters who take advantage of the Muhājirīn. …

11) Dealing with shop keepers
Here in Syria Dawlah has a reputation of being wealthy. The average Syrian looks at a Dawlah brother as a walking bank, and unfortunately shop keepers are no exception. So many times when asking a shop keeper for the price of an item, he would contemplating for a while then give you a higher price.

This is something which every single Dawlah brother has experienced. Wherever Dawlah goes, shop keepers benefit. No doubt there are those who are honest merchants, yet sadly they are few. The vast majority are money-lovers who think we are unaware of their petty actions. …

12) Driving ‘skills’

Coming from the west, we have certain rules and regulations which we abide by while on the road. These are for our own benefit to prevent accidents and henceforth, complications. In the Arab world however, there are not that many rules for the highway, and one can easily obtain a driving license without any test. Yes I know, very scary indeed!

… It is also a habit for motorists to drive on the opposite side of the road, even if the road is only wide enough for one car. For those of us coming from the west the road can be very stressful at times. …

The above mentioned traits should not deter a person from coming to Jihād, for not all Arabs are like this; we have many European battalions which one can join if he finds it problematic, in fact I would strongly advise my Western brothers to join a non-Arab battalion if the above mentioned traits are something one cannot live with.

These are pretty much the same observations as T.E. Lawrence made about Arabs in The Seven Pillars of Wisdom over 90 years ago, and he was infatuated with Syrians, literally.

 
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  1. Anonymous • Disclaimer says:

    I just love the way that a Pakistani Muslim jihadist calls himself a ‘British brother’.

    Incidentally, many, many Britons will now describe their nationality as being ‘English’ and not ‘British’, since the first descriptive has now been so bastardized out of meaning, and that ‘English’ still pertains the odor of being an ethnographic rather than civic term.

    • Replies: @Bill B.
    @Anonymous

    I think think has a lot to do with racism in the Middle East where people have a generally very contemptuous view of Pakistanis in the region.

    It seems to take awhile before the hapless brother realises his true place in the pecking order. How many "Western" suicide bombers have blown themselves without understanding why the Syrians are keen for them to go first?

    Claiming to be British is a way of trying to gain some kudos from being a westerner, ironically. Even Arabs who hate the West usually still respect its sophistication in material things.

  2. I love the bit about ‘stealing shoes’.

    My old uncle, who fought in the western desert in the 1940s, amongst his many war stories, would tell us that ‘Arabs would steal your shoe-laces whilst you slept’.

    • Replies: @Clyde
    @Anonymous


    I love the bit about ‘stealing shoes’.
     
    https://goo.gl/tVUtsP ____ photo of sandals left outside mosque during prayers.
    More like cheap plastic sandals are being traded. Yours for your Muslim brother's. You liked yours but now you are stuck with his until you can trade up.
    , @German_reader
    @Anonymous

    My English grandfather was in Egypt during the war...one day he and another British soldier (who wore glasses) sat in a truck...when an Egyptian (a 'gyppo as they were called) walked up to them, grabbed the other British soldier's glasses and ran away. He didn't get far and was eventually caught by my grandfather and the other soldier...who promptly turned the man over to an Egyptian policeman for a sound beating.
    Of course even such brazen thievery is pretty minor stuff compared to what the Frenchs' Moroccan troops did in Italy.

    , @rod1963
    @Anonymous

    It's funny the old time Wehrmacht operating in North Africa had no problems with the locals. They just made it clear if they f**ked with their men, they'd kill lots of Muzzies on the spot.

    Worked like a charm.

    When the Americans invaded they made the mistake of using Arab laborers who proceeded to steal us blind, we then went to using Italian POWs which worked out quite well.

    When we asked the Germans why they didn't have problems they stated they shot them on the spot for stealing.

    It's about the only thing Arabs understand.

    , @Trumpenprole
    @Anonymous

    I find these stories of petty theft rather bizarre, coming from a culture where the punishment is having your hand cut off.

    Replies: @JohnnyWalker123, @Reg Cæsar

  3. The fungibility of people is the core tenet of PC – the religion of the modern era. By comparison, the belief in an omniscient and omnipotent man controlling everything from the clouds seems far less harmful and maybe more believable. At least, it is harder to disprove.

    This will not end well.

    • Replies: @International Jew
    @Anonym


    By comparison, the belief in an omniscient and omnipotent man controlling everything from the clouds
     
    Their religion has that too, except they believe he lives in the White House.
    , @Wilkey
    @Anonym

    "The fungibility of people is the core tenet of PC – the religion of the modern era.

    People are fungible, but diverse. People are different, but not in any meaningful way, which is why diversity is of the utmost importance. One of my favorite doctrines of the Church of PC.

    This is of a piece with all of their other doctrines:

    1) It is perfectly ok and even morally obligatory to use drugs and surgery to turn a male into a female (or vice versa) - even on prepubescent minors - but it is akin to genocide to use mild psychotherapy to try to help a gay adolescent become straight.

    2) Developing technologies and medicines to help "men in women's bodies" to more easily become women will be fastracked, but technologies and medicines to help gay kids be straight or help men feel comfortable in their male body will be defunded and banned.

    3) Abortion is ok at any point during pregnancy for any reason, unless that abortion is to abort a gay kid or a female.

    4) The world is overpopulated, which is why Western countries need to open their borders and be flooded with Third Worlders.

    5) Incentives (e.g., welfare) don't alter human behavior, ever.

    Replies: @JohnnyWalker123, @Former Darfur

    , @Buffalo Joe
    @Anonym

    Ah, Anonym....I love the word fungible....I suppose it would be just cool if one of our new Arab brothers found me sharing his wife's pleasures...hmmm, don't think so.

  4. I’ve been waiting for the obvious Sailer “Donald ‘Ramzan Kadyrov’ Trump” humorous observations of personality type similarities including over-the-top gaudy and flashy brazenness, and obvious popular appeal. What are you waiting for!?

  5. we have many European battalions which one can join if he finds it problematic

    lol’ed, literally.

  6. “what’s yours is theirs and what’s theirs is yours, even if you disagree with it.”

    This is an improvement on the Western multiculti commandment: “What’s yours is theirs and what’s theirs remains theirs, even if you disagree with it”.

  7. This is the funniest stuff I have read in a few weeks. Know your Arabs and know your Chechnyans!

  8. It’s not for nothing that they were dominated by Mamluks and Turks for all those years.

  9. Or as a Jewish character in one of John Updike’s novels says, “If we have to have enemies, thank God they are Arabs.”

    • Replies: @Anonymous
    @Luke Lea

    Enemies of the Jews would appear, from the prespective of Jews themselves, to consist of anyone not of Jewish descent.

  10. @Anonymous
    I love the bit about 'stealing shoes'.

    My old uncle, who fought in the western desert in the 1940s, amongst his many war stories, would tell us that 'Arabs would steal your shoe-laces whilst you slept'.

    Replies: @Clyde, @German_reader, @rod1963, @Trumpenprole

    I love the bit about ‘stealing shoes’.

    https://goo.gl/tVUtsP ____ photo of sandals left outside mosque during prayers.
    More like cheap plastic sandals are being traded. Yours for your Muslim brother’s. You liked yours but now you are stuck with his until you can trade up.

  11. I have a hard time keeping straight which Syrian terrorist organization is which

    Me too. I have particular trouble with the Islamic State in Syria (ISIS) vs the Islamic State in Iran (which is also operating in Syria). I’m envious of US officialdom, which perceives a sharp enough line between the two that it can drop bombs on the one, while welcoming the other back into polite society.

    • Replies: @5371
    @International Jew

    IS is a lot closer to both the US and Israel than any of the three is to the Islamic Republic of Iran.

    , @Buffalo Joe
    @International Jew

    I.J., that brings to mind the scene in Monty Python's "The Life of Brian" were the revolutionary groups all state their different factions, all presumably base on the Palestinian Liberation Front, or the Palestinian Liberation League or the Front for the Liberation of Palestine or the PLO....pretty funny stuff. The world, at least the West, could use another show like Monty Python.

    Replies: @International Jew

    , @fredyetagain aka superhonky
    @International Jew

    President Assad of Syria has been fighting against ISIS and the Al-Nusra front (the local Al-Qaeda affiliate) since the beginning. His allies the Iranians (through the Quds force and Hezbollah) have been aiding mightily in this fight. Israel on the other hand had been effectively aiding ISIS by attacking President Assad's forces and directly aiding the Al-Nusra Front by providing medical treatment to the Front's wounded terrorists. And of course good old Uncle Sam likewise has aided ISIS by attacking President Assad's positions, as well as by arming "moderate" anti-Assad forces (aka terrorist jihadis). Thankfully Russia is now in the picture. I wish nothing but death to the ISIS/Al-Nusra Front terrorists and nothing but good fortune to the Syrian, Iranian, and Russian forces currently running them down and killing them.

  12. @Anonym
    The fungibility of people is the core tenet of PC - the religion of the modern era. By comparison, the belief in an omniscient and omnipotent man controlling everything from the clouds seems far less harmful and maybe more believable. At least, it is harder to disprove.

    This will not end well.

    Replies: @International Jew, @Wilkey, @Buffalo Joe

    By comparison, the belief in an omniscient and omnipotent man controlling everything from the clouds

    Their religion has that too, except they believe he lives in the White House.

  13. @Luke Lea
    Or as a Jewish character in one of John Updike's novels says, "If we have to have enemies, thank God they are Arabs."

    Replies: @Anonymous

    Enemies of the Jews would appear, from the prespective of Jews themselves, to consist of anyone not of Jewish descent.

  14. “I always end up getting in trouble with top Amīrs due to this, lol.”

    Straight out of this. Allah willing, we will see more from this guy.

  15. “to engage in jihad (apparently he’s currently with ISIS, although, admittedly, I have a hard time keeping straight which Syrian terrorist organization is which)”

    Well, you obviously missed the official Obama name change to “ISIL.” That clearly identifies you as a “dusty imperialist.” I think the reason for the change from “ISIS” to “ISIL” was to avoid the obvious references to the famous Bill Clinton line that “it depends upon what the meaning of “is” is.”

    • Replies: @Reg Cæsar
    @tbraton


    I think the reason for the change from “ISIS” to “ISIL” was to avoid the obvious references to the famous Bill Clinton line that “it depends upon what the meaning of “is” is.”
     
    Association with neo-pagan nutcakes didn't help, either:

    http://www.fellowshipofisis.com/
  16. advancedatheist [AKA "RedneckCryonicist"] says:

    Muslim Arabs seem to have conflicting beliefs about property. On the one hand Muslim Arab societies punish thieves harshly by, for example, cutting off a thief’s hand publicly, so you would expect the people there to have well-defined ideas about what belongs to whom. Yet on the other hand you hear these stories about how Arabs engage in petty thefts as normal behavior.

    • Replies: @Deduction
    @advancedatheist

    Do you think the tribal chief types have to leave their shoes with everyone else? Or that anyone would dare steal them?

    , @snorlax
    @advancedatheist

    Perhaps Syrian Arabs are different from Saudi Arabs?

    Replies: @JohnnyWalker123

  17. advancedatheist [AKA "RedneckCryonicist"] says:

    Shouldn’t the article have the title, “HBD Clash: Understanding The Syrian Race”?

  18. Priss Factor [AKA "skiapolemistis"] says:

    Could be a Semitic trait not restricted to Arabs.

    After all, Jews came to Palestine without permission and just took it.
    Even now, Palestinians homes and spaces in West Bank are just taken and settled by Zionists.

    And Israelis have arrived at a point where they can just steal from and spy on America all they want, and Americans better stay mum.

    And Jews use financial schemes to rip off people and, when the scheme goes bust, get huge bailouts.

    Arabs take yous shoes and Jews take your house.

    In fact, Jews like Roger Cohen seems to expect Europeans to just give everything to the invaders.
    Maybe he sees himself in the behavior of Arabs… as long as Arabs take from whites than from Jews.

    • Replies: @Anonymous
    @Priss Factor

    You have tunnel vision when it comes to Jews. Have you ever heard of the Germanic invasions of the Roman Empire? The Ostrogoths didn't purchase Italy. The Anglo-Saxons took over Britain by force, too.

    Replies: @Jimi

    , @Lot
    @Priss Factor


    After all, Jews came to Palestine without permission and just took it.
     
    Hey, sounds like the United States with regard to Indian land and the Mexican Cession. Uti possidetis bro. Vae victis.

    Replies: @vinteuil

    , @Jefferson
    @Priss Factor

    "Arabs take yous shoes and Jews take your house."

    Arabs take your house as well. Arabs are going to demographically turn the Germans into a Minority in their own own ancestral homeland. In the future the average person in Germany will have a name that sounds like it came straight out of Aladdin. In the future the average phenotype in Germany will look closer to Osama Bin Laden than to the blond haired and blue eyed Owen Wilson. In the future, Germany is going to be less Ethnically German than Wisconsin.

    Arabs are taking over Europe even though it is not their home, a.k.a not their ancestral homeland.

  19. Bald-headed fool makes some good sense.

  20. German_reader says:

    Eh, I don’t know…is it really a good idea to use the rantings of Islamist scum as an argument for the anti- mass immigration cause? That won’t be very convincing to most people (and I say that as someone who absolutely loathes Merkel and her de facto open borders policy).

    • Replies: @Reg Cæsar
    @German_reader


    Eh, I don’t know…is it really a good idea to use the rantings of Islamist scum as an argument for the anti- mass immigration cause?
     
    A couple ways to spin this our way:

    It's "argument against interest", as opposed to "conflict of…", so it carries more weight. Same with Donald Trump, vs every other US billionaire, on the subject.

    As Westerners, and non-Moslems, we have no right to distinguish between different branches of Islam. That's up to them to decide. So we have to treat them all with equal respect. (Branches, not people.)

    In Christian eyes, all sects of Islam are illegitimate. They're all heresy.

    So why split hairs? Keep 'em all out. It's not like they don't have "brother" countries to turn to.
    , @International Jew
    @German_reader


    is it really a good idea to use the rantings of Islamist scum as an argument for the anti- mass immigration cause
     
    With his partial absorption of healthy western values, he makes a great case for our returning Arab immigrants to their countries of origin; they will have a slight civilizing influence there, instead of effecting their uncivilizing effect in the West.
    , @Bill B.
    @German_reader

    Maybe.

    It is surpassingly bizarre that whenever some cocky, violent militant with adequate English declares his love of fish fingers or cricket you can gaurantee that a strong team of liberals will gush over his terrifically British personality etc..

    But if you read the bearded one's comments it is clear that he has never felt a jelly bean's worth of empathy for the West which he treats as a purely instrumental phenomenon there to be gamed for profit.

    Kipling:

    But I cannot tell what powers control–
    What reasons sway his mood;
    Nor when the Gods of his far-off land
    Shall repossess his blood.

    I do very strongly feel that someone who goes open eyed to fight against Western civilisation like this should be deemed to have burnt his bridges to any Western home he nominally might have a claim to.

    Replies: @rvg

  21. The reference to “Seven Pillars” brought to mind another instructive book on the subject of Arab character: “The Closed Circle: An Interpretation of the Arabs,” by David Pryce-Jones. It pops up in the comments here from time to time.

    The ‘closed circle’ refers not only to the shape of Arab social interaction, but also to the inescapability of such a society’s characteristic dysfunctions. Pryce-Jones (writing in the early 1990s) felt that, constituted as they are, Arab cultures have no hope of societal “advancement” to become anything like the trust-related, open cultures of the West.

  22. German_reader says:
    @Anonymous
    I love the bit about 'stealing shoes'.

    My old uncle, who fought in the western desert in the 1940s, amongst his many war stories, would tell us that 'Arabs would steal your shoe-laces whilst you slept'.

    Replies: @Clyde, @German_reader, @rod1963, @Trumpenprole

    My English grandfather was in Egypt during the war…one day he and another British soldier (who wore glasses) sat in a truck…when an Egyptian (a ‘gyppo as they were called) walked up to them, grabbed the other British soldier’s glasses and ran away. He didn’t get far and was eventually caught by my grandfather and the other soldier…who promptly turned the man over to an Egyptian policeman for a sound beating.
    Of course even such brazen thievery is pretty minor stuff compared to what the Frenchs’ Moroccan troops did in Italy.

  23. Pat Casey says:

    After his sensational press and Seven Pillars made him a name, “T.E. Shaw” became the nom de plume that Lawrence wrote under, in homage to his good friends and pen pals Mr. and Mrs. George Bernard Shaw. Lawrence’s interest in the current literature of his countrymen was avid enough that he signed up to receive a first-edition printing of Ulysses, one of only a thousand born by the well-fated means of Sylvia Beach, she of Shakespeare and Co., in February, 1922—incidentally the same month that Lawrence, by his own account, finished Seven Pillars.

    Lawrence of course considered himself above all a writer, and that type can tend to be competitive about the craft, and the folks who keep Lawrence’s copy of Ulysses at the Harry Ransom Center wrote an elliptical send-up in 2006, “The Sweet Smell of Provenance,” where apparently what is being referred to is the fact that the pages of that leather-bound piece of wood-pulp once belonging to T.E. Lawrence exude the odor of semen. Interesting.

    We know, by way of a photo and accompanying message sent to Charlotte Shaw, that Lawrence was reading Ulysses in 1928: And that was the year he began translating the Odyssey. Four years later his translation was in print, and appended to it was a preface that begs to be pondered. For after some rather disparaging remarks about Homer personally, the translator vanishes behind the symbols of that ghost with these words: “It is sorrowful to believe that these were really Homer’s heroes and exemplars.” The thing reads like a masked screed against James Joyce.

    We knew that Lawrence was ambivalent at best about Joyce’s book, and evidently we must say he was uncaring over preserving its undefiled condition.

    here’s The Sweet Smell of Provenance
    http://www.hrc.utexas.edu/ransomedition/2006/summer/17.html

    here’s Lawrence’s Intro to his translation of The Odyssey
    http://www.adnax.com/classical/writers/homer/odyssey/odysseytranslatorsintro.htm

  24. Steve,

    OT, but at least one Jew has been thinking along the same lines as you. Gil Steinlauf, the senior rabbi at Adas Israel Congregation in Washington, D.C., told his congregation that they “must teach our children that we are, in fact, not white, but simply Jewish.”

    It’s a hilarious piece. He even mentions Jews being banned from country clubs back in the day. Looks like the rabbi understands which way the winds are blowing in this country and wants his flock to ditch the losing team.

    https://www.washingtonpost.com/posteverything/wp/2015/09/22/jews-in-america-struggled-for-generations-to-become-white-now-we-must-give-up-that-privilege-to-fight-racism/

    • Replies: @Anonymous
    @Citizen of a Silly Country

    Unless Steinlauf delivered his speech as a Rosh Hashana sermon, I wonder how many of his congregants were in attendance to hear it? A 1000-family Reform congregation may have 50 people attend a Friday night Shabbat service and even fewer on a Saturday morning if there is no Bar or Bat Mitzvah scheduled. If it was a Rosh Hashana sermon, it would be interesting to know how many of his congregants agreed with him. I would have walked out during the sermon and written a letter of resignation from the congregation. Sadly, my experience is that Reform rabbis under age 60 tend to be crazy social justice warriors, far to the left of their congregational political centers.

    , @Deduction
    @Citizen of a Silly Country

    If you want people to pick your side, as opposed to the other, then they need to know that there will be ill consequences for them if they pick the other.

    Steve's criticism of Jews acting all Frankfurt School does this.

    This is not the whole picture though. Those people also need to know that if they pick your side and you, together, win, that they won't still suffer ill consequences.

    Unfortunately the crazy levels of Jew-obsessed criticism on the alt-right works against this.

    Now, of course, I don't think that most people sit down and think about all of this rationally, but it surely plays a very important role in directing people's emotional sympathies and, it seems, emotional sympathies are everything nowadays.

    Furthermore, I am sure, that the Rabbi in question is motivated by the same factors that push all sorts of people into 'a flight from white.'

    There are so many more privileges to be had in being non-white in our culture. In this case, perhaps if Jews were considered less white, there would be no BDS movement, just as there is no BDS movement for Saudi Arabia, despite the fact that their bombing of Yemen is many times more inhumane than Israel's (still inhumane) treatment of Gaza. Or India for the caste system, Indonesia for Timor and China for Tibet....well, Tibet had a movement sticking up for it but it has simmered down quite a lot.

    Since white Hispanics are running from the white identity and now so are Jews, I wonder which group will be next? Or will all whites end up claiming to be racially mixed like Elizabeth Warren? Certainly if I ever apply for anything important I will be claiming to be Hispanic...maybe that my parents were from the south of Brazil?

    It is not just jobs and other tangible benefits either but also freedom of speech in conversation. Having to speak from a position of 'white privilege' is like creeping around on egg shells. If you can claim to be non-white you can actually relax and speak freely! I think gays use their sexuality as a way to be granted honorary non-white status too, as do women occasionally.

    Ultimately we live in a victimhood culture and some people, for reasons mostly of birth, find it easier to claim the huge privileges that come with socially accepted victimhood. They can then amplify these privileges with tantrums and overly-sensitive behaviour. It is a tremendous source of social power just as having honour was in the Middle Ages.

    It is the power to be right by default in conversation and the power to speak freely. It is the power to be favoured by the law and to receive special and privileged treatment from most institutions. It is, on its face, an unalloyed good for the individual who gets it and I can't blame Jews for trying to have it as well.

    What I can do, though, is warn them. Not only will it be bad for them if they continue and this victimhood culture is ever dispelled but also latching onto this culture is terrible for your mental health.

    By seeing yourself as a victim you oddly lose a real sense of identity and instead receive it from the way those around you treat you. This breeds exceptional anxiety, a feeling of emptiness and depression. It will ruin your children, especially.

    They will seek ever greater emotional stimulation, in order to fill the hole in their soul, and be self-destructive in extremis, even as they are toxic to those around them. There is a reason why societies do not remain mired in this culture of victimhood and that is because it is most toxic to those self-styled victims it empowers...after all, it empowers them for their own self-destruction.

    , @Rifleman
    @Citizen of a Silly Country


    https://www.washingtonpost.com/posteverything/wp/2015/09/22/jews-in-america-struggled-for-generations-to-become-white-now-we-must-give-up-that-privilege-to-fight-racism/
     
    Of course if Gil wanted to give up privilege and fight racism all he has to do is reject Judaism itself.

    Judaism is basically a racist cult and rabbis are by definition some of their top racist ideologues.

    “must teach our children that we are, in fact, not white, but simply Jewish."
     
    The rabbi is a borderline case to begin with.

    He is also what is known as a fagala. Seems like an all around ugly freak.

    In a D.C. rabbi’s e-mail, revelation and relief: ‘I am a gay man’

    https://www.washingtonpost.com/local/2014/10/06/360066dc-4d85-11e4-8c24-487e92bc997b_story.html
    , @Big J
    @Citizen of a Silly Country

    Many if not most observant Jews would barely, if at all, consider this guy a rabbi.

  25. @International Jew

    I have a hard time keeping straight which Syrian terrorist organization is which
     
    Me too. I have particular trouble with the Islamic State in Syria (ISIS) vs the Islamic State in Iran (which is also operating in Syria). I'm envious of US officialdom, which perceives a sharp enough line between the two that it can drop bombs on the one, while welcoming the other back into polite society.

    Replies: @5371, @Buffalo Joe, @fredyetagain aka superhonky

    IS is a lot closer to both the US and Israel than any of the three is to the Islamic Republic of Iran.

  26. @Anonymous
    I just love the way that a Pakistani Muslim jihadist calls himself a 'British brother'.

    Incidentally, many, many Britons will now describe their nationality as being 'English' and not 'British', since the first descriptive has now been so bastardized out of meaning, and that 'English' still pertains the odor of being an ethnographic rather than civic term.

    Replies: @Bill B.

    I think think has a lot to do with racism in the Middle East where people have a generally very contemptuous view of Pakistanis in the region.

    It seems to take awhile before the hapless brother realises his true place in the pecking order. How many “Western” suicide bombers have blown themselves without understanding why the Syrians are keen for them to go first?

    Claiming to be British is a way of trying to gain some kudos from being a westerner, ironically. Even Arabs who hate the West usually still respect its sophistication in material things.

  27. Yes the T.E. Lawrence comparison is amusing.

    But the much derided eccentric colonialist was much sharper than this Pakistani fascist viz:

    4. Win and keep the confidence of your leader. Strengthen his prestige at your expense before others when you can. Never refuse or quash schemes he may put forward; but ensure that they are put forward in the first instance privately to you. Always approve them, and after praise modify them insensibly, causing the suggestions to come from him, until they are in accord with your own opinion. When you attain this point, hold him to it, keep a tight grip of his ideas, and push them forward as firmly as possibly, but secretly, so that no one but himself (and he not too clearly) is aware of your pressure.

    http://www.pbs.org/lawrenceofarabia/revolt/warfare4.html

    • Replies: @Veracitor
    @Bill B.

    Thanks for that link to Lawrence's advice on dealing with Arabs. It is wonderful how his point #20 presages Abū Sa’eed Al-Britānī's complaints when Lawrence explains that living with Arabs entails "the complete loss of privacy and quiet."

    , @TrumpMonster
    @Bill B.

    Very interesting thanks

  28. I realize the point Steve is making, but for about two thirds of this behavior I can think of a similar incident that has happened to me in the US in the last three years. Not the shoes or the laptop, and Americans still at least try to drive carefully, very unlike in some other countries, but I’ve experienced pretty much all the others. And I’ve been in the Middle East, but the Gulf, not the Levant.

    In the cities I’ve been in, Americans have perfected a Syrian-like behaviour that you probably don’t actually get in Syria, which is walking really slowly and pay more attention to your smart phone than to not bumping into people.

    No doubt all this is worse in Syria, but I think its more that modern life and over-crowding is making everyone around the world a little more crazy.

    • Replies: @Marty
    @Ed

    The slow walking is an adoption of black culture.

  29. Quite an amusing read; they should have promoted him to head security guard and he might never have left. What was even more darkly comic was the BBC felt the need to refute these scurrilous charges:

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/blogs-trending-34270771

  30. “…think about shorting Audi and Mercedes-Benz stocks.”

    Hamid in his second week at work at the Mercedes plant in Stuttgart: “so you mean I have to use #5 wrench for the #5 bolts? And tighten the engine bolts to 110 lb/ft of torque? What is torque anyway? Nah, what difference does it make? It’s not like anyone is going to notice…”

    • Replies: @dearieme
    @Mark Eugenikos

    In the unlikely event of Merc in Stuttgart using American units, they'd at least write lb.ft rather than lb/ft.

    Replies: @Mark Eugenikos, @Former Darfur

  31. Islam considers itself to be the superior peoples. When you understand this underlying principle, then you will understand their rude behavior.

  32. after reading this you might want to think about shorting Audi and Mercedes-Benz stocks.

    You might want to sell your “Audi” stock for other reasons. They’re part of Volkswagen AG:

    http://www.nytimes.com/2015/09/22/business/international/volkswagen-shares-recall.html?action=click&contentCollection=Business%20Day&module=RelatedCoverage&region=Marginalia&pgtype=article

  33. Back in Philadelphia there was a saying common in the Italian neighborhoods of South Philly and St. Anthony’s Parish in Wilmington:

    You toucha my stuff, I breaka you face

    The Calabrian father of a high school friend explained to me, “South of Sicily, it’s the only ‘no’ they understand.”

  34. I’m gunna repost a link to an article in that notoriously xenophobic rag, The Economist.

    It’s primarily about Somali immigrants in Britain – only 1 in 10 of whom works a full-time job – but it also contains a useful graph detailing the employment rates (including part-time employment) of various immigrant groups in England and Wales.

    Employment Rate by Nationality:
    1) New Zealanders – 80%
    2) Poles – 78%
    3) Lithuanians – 78%
    4) Bangladeshis – 43%
    5) Afghans – 42%
    6) Somalis – 30%

    In other words, an immigrant from New Zealand – most likely belonging to that lazy, Anglo-Saxon/Celtic population which comprises Great Britain – is almost twice as likely to be employed as somone from the brave, hardworking, vibrant Muslim peoples of the sub-continent.

    Are Syrians more likely to have employment rates closer to those of Kiwis and Poles, or to Afghans and Bangladeshis? I would wager that it’s somewhere between the two, but probably closer to the latter. Prior to the civil war, Syrian per capita income was around $5,100 – far higher than that of Pakistan or Bangladesh – but much of that was thanks to oil revenue.

    There is little to be gained from importing tens of thousands of them, and everything to lose.

  35. Credit where credit is due – commenter Nathan Barr brought up this inadvertently hilarious tumblr piece in one of your comment threads a week ago & suggested that you post about it:

    https://www.unz.com/isteve/if-jeb-is-elected-president-how-soon-would-an-act-of-love-migrant-flash-mob-form-at-the-mexican-border/#comment-1140400

    Better late than never.

    I’m still a bit suspicious – it all seems a bit too onion-esque to be for real. Even granting that The Onion has a hard time keeping up with reality, these days.

    • Replies: @Anonymous Nephew
    @vinteuil

    I remember commenting that it seemed too good to be true and wondering if it was a clever bit of psy-ops. It has a slightly Pooterish quality. I commented elsewhere that the Syrians as portrayed didn't look as if they were going to save the German economy.

    If true, it does mean that UK culture has made some difference over the years - he wants to kill us, but he's at least going to be a bit organised about it.

    Steve missed what I consider one of the best bits, to the effect of "You must remember that Syrians will say things that they don't necessarily mean".

    Replies: @vinteuil

  36. Administration as interpreted by Sir David Lean:

  37. As I sat there, he took out all my clothes and other gear from my backpack and examined each item before placing it on the floor.

    As he was doing this, I was speaking to the other British brother asking him what was going on, and he told me that this was the norm here in Syria. Initially, I thought this was just a one off incident, but as time went on I realised this was a habit of our Arab brothers.

    I would be very surprised if the Arabs do this to each other.

    • Replies: @5371
    @tsotha

    Other observers, including sympathetic ones, confirm this.

    , @Anonymous Nephew
    @tsotha

    A long time ago (1980s) a friend was travelling on the Iran/Afghan border and met with a bunch of border smuggling types who invited him to stay the night at their village. Back there they grabbed him not roughly but firmly and undressed him (he considered resisting, looked at their scars and decided against it), before dressing him in their local clothes, and went through everything in his bags, picking it up, examining it, putting it back. They fed him like a prince, brought back his washed clothes in the morning and he went on his way. Maybe they're just a curious bunch.

    Replies: @Reg Cæsar

  38. Is it clear which Syrians he is talking about? It sounds like he is talking about Muslims. But Syria is run by Alawites (yes, I know they claim to be Muslim) and Christians.

    • Replies: @Jimi
    @Bill

    He is talking about Sunni Muslims. You cannot join ISIS unless you are a Sunni.

    Replies: @Reg Cæsar, @Bill

    , @Clyde
    @Bill


    But Syria is run by Alawites (yes, I know they claim to be Muslim) and Christians.
     
    Iran definitely acknowledges Alawites as Muslims. In fact they convened their foremost religious nutcases to rubber stamp the proclamation needed to cement the Assad-Mullahs alliance. Wikipedia lists the Alawites as a Shiite offshoot. Must be certain Sunnis who claim they are not Muslims.
    , @Anonymous
    @Bill

    The writer is a Pakistani-British jihadi who has journeyed to Syria to fight with one of the Sunni Muslim insurgent groups, possibly ISIS/ISIL. He's not an Alawite and definitely not a Christian.

  39. @Anonym
    The fungibility of people is the core tenet of PC - the religion of the modern era. By comparison, the belief in an omniscient and omnipotent man controlling everything from the clouds seems far less harmful and maybe more believable. At least, it is harder to disprove.

    This will not end well.

    Replies: @International Jew, @Wilkey, @Buffalo Joe

    “The fungibility of people is the core tenet of PC – the religion of the modern era.

    People are fungible, but diverse. People are different, but not in any meaningful way, which is why diversity is of the utmost importance. One of my favorite doctrines of the Church of PC.

    This is of a piece with all of their other doctrines:

    1) It is perfectly ok and even morally obligatory to use drugs and surgery to turn a male into a female (or vice versa) – even on prepubescent minors – but it is akin to genocide to use mild psychotherapy to try to help a gay adolescent become straight.

    2) Developing technologies and medicines to help “men in women’s bodies” to more easily become women will be fastracked, but technologies and medicines to help gay kids be straight or help men feel comfortable in their male body will be defunded and banned.

    3) Abortion is ok at any point during pregnancy for any reason, unless that abortion is to abort a gay kid or a female.

    4) The world is overpopulated, which is why Western countries need to open their borders and be flooded with Third Worlders.

    5) Incentives (e.g., welfare) don’t alter human behavior, ever.

    • Replies: @JohnnyWalker123
    @Wilkey

    From the perspective of the oligarch class, people are fungible. A worker is a worker. No surprise that all these wealthy businessmen/investors and corporatists promote the diversity agenda.

    Handcuffs need to be placed on the oligarch class.

    Replies: @Auntie Analogue

    , @Former Darfur
    @Wilkey

    If a man is under the delusion that he is Napoleon, he will be dosed with powerful drugs to make his delusions conform to reality.

    If he is under the delusion that he is Josephine, he will be dosed with powerful drugs to make reality conform to his delusions.

  40. @Anonymous
    I love the bit about 'stealing shoes'.

    My old uncle, who fought in the western desert in the 1940s, amongst his many war stories, would tell us that 'Arabs would steal your shoe-laces whilst you slept'.

    Replies: @Clyde, @German_reader, @rod1963, @Trumpenprole

    It’s funny the old time Wehrmacht operating in North Africa had no problems with the locals. They just made it clear if they f**ked with their men, they’d kill lots of Muzzies on the spot.

    Worked like a charm.

    When the Americans invaded they made the mistake of using Arab laborers who proceeded to steal us blind, we then went to using Italian POWs which worked out quite well.

    When we asked the Germans why they didn’t have problems they stated they shot them on the spot for stealing.

    It’s about the only thing Arabs understand.

  41. @Bill
    Is it clear which Syrians he is talking about? It sounds like he is talking about Muslims. But Syria is run by Alawites (yes, I know they claim to be Muslim) and Christians.

    Replies: @Jimi, @Clyde, @Anonymous

    He is talking about Sunni Muslims. You cannot join ISIS unless you are a Sunni.

    • Replies: @Reg Cæsar
    @Jimi


    You cannot join ISIS unless you are a Sunni.
     
    I hope you are not speaking from experience.
    , @Bill
    @Jimi

    OK, so it's like someone coming to the US, being served by Latrina at the DMV, and then concluding that US bureaucrats are really stupid and hostile.

  42. @tsotha

    As I sat there, he took out all my clothes and other gear from my backpack and examined each item before placing it on the floor.

    As he was doing this, I was speaking to the other British brother asking him what was going on, and he told me that this was the norm here in Syria. Initially, I thought this was just a one off incident, but as time went on I realised this was a habit of our Arab brothers.
     
    I would be very surprised if the Arabs do this to each other.

    Replies: @5371, @Anonymous Nephew

    Other observers, including sympathetic ones, confirm this.

  43. @Bill B.
    Yes the T.E. Lawrence comparison is amusing.

    But the much derided eccentric colonialist was much sharper than this Pakistani fascist viz:

    4. Win and keep the confidence of your leader. Strengthen his prestige at your expense before others when you can. Never refuse or quash schemes he may put forward; but ensure that they are put forward in the first instance privately to you. Always approve them, and after praise modify them insensibly, causing the suggestions to come from him, until they are in accord with your own opinion. When you attain this point, hold him to it, keep a tight grip of his ideas, and push them forward as firmly as possibly, but secretly, so that no one but himself (and he not too clearly) is aware of your pressure.

    http://www.pbs.org/lawrenceofarabia/revolt/warfare4.html

    Replies: @Veracitor, @TrumpMonster

    Thanks for that link to Lawrence’s advice on dealing with Arabs. It is wonderful how his point #20 presages Abū Sa’eed Al-Britānī’s complaints when Lawrence explains that living with Arabs entails “the complete loss of privacy and quiet.”

  44. @Ed
    I realize the point Steve is making, but for about two thirds of this behavior I can think of a similar incident that has happened to me in the US in the last three years. Not the shoes or the laptop, and Americans still at least try to drive carefully, very unlike in some other countries, but I've experienced pretty much all the others. And I've been in the Middle East, but the Gulf, not the Levant.

    In the cities I've been in, Americans have perfected a Syrian-like behaviour that you probably don't actually get in Syria, which is walking really slowly and pay more attention to your smart phone than to not bumping into people.

    No doubt all this is worse in Syria, but I think its more that modern life and over-crowding is making everyone around the world a little more crazy.

    Replies: @Marty

    The slow walking is an adoption of black culture.

  45. I hear his new tell-all book “Bad Stuff ‘Bout ISIS” is going to really piss off a few fellow jihadists. An excerpt: “Ahmed – steals Abu’s soap and never returns it. Mohamed – takes up two parking spaces.”

    But, nonetheless, he still maintains that “Jihad . . . been berra berra good . . . to me”

  46. @vinteuil
    Credit where credit is due - commenter Nathan Barr brought up this inadvertently hilarious tumblr piece in one of your comment threads a week ago & suggested that you post about it:

    https://www.unz.com/isteve/if-jeb-is-elected-president-how-soon-would-an-act-of-love-migrant-flash-mob-form-at-the-mexican-border/#comment-1140400

    Better late than never.

    I'm still a bit suspicious - it all seems a bit too onion-esque to be for real. Even granting that The Onion has a hard time keeping up with reality, these days.

    Replies: @Anonymous Nephew

    I remember commenting that it seemed too good to be true and wondering if it was a clever bit of psy-ops. It has a slightly Pooterish quality. I commented elsewhere that the Syrians as portrayed didn’t look as if they were going to save the German economy.

    If true, it does mean that UK culture has made some difference over the years – he wants to kill us, but he’s at least going to be a bit organised about it.

    Steve missed what I consider one of the best bits, to the effect of “You must remember that Syrians will say things that they don’t necessarily mean”.

    • Replies: @vinteuil
    @Anonymous Nephew

    Yeah, you injected a useful element of skepticism there.

    "If true, it does mean that UK culture has made some difference over the years – he wants to kill us, but he’s at least going to be a bit organised about it."

    Just what we need - better organized jihadis!

    Can you imagine what they'll be like after a few years absorbing *German* habits of mind?

    Replies: @Travis

  47. @advancedatheist
    Muslim Arabs seem to have conflicting beliefs about property. On the one hand Muslim Arab societies punish thieves harshly by, for example, cutting off a thief's hand publicly, so you would expect the people there to have well-defined ideas about what belongs to whom. Yet on the other hand you hear these stories about how Arabs engage in petty thefts as normal behavior.

    Replies: @Deduction, @snorlax

    Do you think the tribal chief types have to leave their shoes with everyone else? Or that anyone would dare steal them?

  48. He should do his jihad in Japan.

    He would love it.

    • Agree: (((Owen)))
  49. @Bill
    Is it clear which Syrians he is talking about? It sounds like he is talking about Muslims. But Syria is run by Alawites (yes, I know they claim to be Muslim) and Christians.

    Replies: @Jimi, @Clyde, @Anonymous

    But Syria is run by Alawites (yes, I know they claim to be Muslim) and Christians.

    Iran definitely acknowledges Alawites as Muslims. In fact they convened their foremost religious nutcases to rubber stamp the proclamation needed to cement the Assad-Mullahs alliance. Wikipedia lists the Alawites as a Shiite offshoot. Must be certain Sunnis who claim they are not Muslims.

  50. @tsotha

    As I sat there, he took out all my clothes and other gear from my backpack and examined each item before placing it on the floor.

    As he was doing this, I was speaking to the other British brother asking him what was going on, and he told me that this was the norm here in Syria. Initially, I thought this was just a one off incident, but as time went on I realised this was a habit of our Arab brothers.
     
    I would be very surprised if the Arabs do this to each other.

    Replies: @5371, @Anonymous Nephew

    A long time ago (1980s) a friend was travelling on the Iran/Afghan border and met with a bunch of border smuggling types who invited him to stay the night at their village. Back there they grabbed him not roughly but firmly and undressed him (he considered resisting, looked at their scars and decided against it), before dressing him in their local clothes, and went through everything in his bags, picking it up, examining it, putting it back. They fed him like a prince, brought back his washed clothes in the morning and he went on his way. Maybe they’re just a curious bunch.

    • Replies: @Reg Cæsar
    @Anonymous Nephew


    Maybe they’re just a curious bunch.
     
    In both senses of the word!
  51. http://www.reuters.com/article/2015/09/14/us-mideast-crisis-hasaka-idUSKCN0RE17X20150914
    HASAKA had been divided into zones controlled by the Syrian government and the Kurds until an Islamic State attack in June.

    Overstretched government forces collapsed in the face of that attack, leaving the city’s defense to Kurdish militia the People’s Protection Units (YPG), which now controls nearly all of Hasaka. The YPG has seized wide areas of territory from Islamic State this year, backed by U.S.-led air strikes

  52. @Anonymous Nephew
    @tsotha

    A long time ago (1980s) a friend was travelling on the Iran/Afghan border and met with a bunch of border smuggling types who invited him to stay the night at their village. Back there they grabbed him not roughly but firmly and undressed him (he considered resisting, looked at their scars and decided against it), before dressing him in their local clothes, and went through everything in his bags, picking it up, examining it, putting it back. They fed him like a prince, brought back his washed clothes in the morning and he went on his way. Maybe they're just a curious bunch.

    Replies: @Reg Cæsar

    Maybe they’re just a curious bunch.

    In both senses of the word!

  53. @Priss Factor
    Could be a Semitic trait not restricted to Arabs.

    After all, Jews came to Palestine without permission and just took it.
    Even now, Palestinians homes and spaces in West Bank are just taken and settled by Zionists.

    And Israelis have arrived at a point where they can just steal from and spy on America all they want, and Americans better stay mum.

    And Jews use financial schemes to rip off people and, when the scheme goes bust, get huge bailouts.

    Arabs take yous shoes and Jews take your house.

    In fact, Jews like Roger Cohen seems to expect Europeans to just give everything to the invaders.
    Maybe he sees himself in the behavior of Arabs... as long as Arabs take from whites than from Jews.

    Replies: @Anonymous, @Lot, @Jefferson

    You have tunnel vision when it comes to Jews. Have you ever heard of the Germanic invasions of the Roman Empire? The Ostrogoths didn’t purchase Italy. The Anglo-Saxons took over Britain by force, too.

    • Replies: @Jimi
    @Anonymous

    The NAZIs made the same exact argument to justify their invasions.

  54. @tbraton
    "to engage in jihad (apparently he’s currently with ISIS, although, admittedly, I have a hard time keeping straight which Syrian terrorist organization is which)"

    Well, you obviously missed the official Obama name change to "ISIL." That clearly identifies you as a "dusty imperialist." I think the reason for the change from "ISIS" to "ISIL" was to avoid the obvious references to the famous Bill Clinton line that "it depends upon what the meaning of "is" is."

    Replies: @Reg Cæsar

    I think the reason for the change from “ISIS” to “ISIL” was to avoid the obvious references to the famous Bill Clinton line that “it depends upon what the meaning of “is” is.”

    Association with neo-pagan nutcakes didn’t help, either:

    http://www.fellowshipofisis.com/

  55. Anonymous • Disclaimer says:
    @Citizen of a Silly Country
    Steve,

    OT, but at least one Jew has been thinking along the same lines as you. Gil Steinlauf, the senior rabbi at Adas Israel Congregation in Washington, D.C., told his congregation that they "must teach our children that we are, in fact, not white, but simply Jewish."

    It's a hilarious piece. He even mentions Jews being banned from country clubs back in the day. Looks like the rabbi understands which way the winds are blowing in this country and wants his flock to ditch the losing team.

    https://www.washingtonpost.com/posteverything/wp/2015/09/22/jews-in-america-struggled-for-generations-to-become-white-now-we-must-give-up-that-privilege-to-fight-racism/

    Replies: @Anonymous, @Deduction, @Rifleman, @Big J

    Unless Steinlauf delivered his speech as a Rosh Hashana sermon, I wonder how many of his congregants were in attendance to hear it? A 1000-family Reform congregation may have 50 people attend a Friday night Shabbat service and even fewer on a Saturday morning if there is no Bar or Bat Mitzvah scheduled. If it was a Rosh Hashana sermon, it would be interesting to know how many of his congregants agreed with him. I would have walked out during the sermon and written a letter of resignation from the congregation. Sadly, my experience is that Reform rabbis under age 60 tend to be crazy social justice warriors, far to the left of their congregational political centers.

  56. The British jihadist was interesting about the killing of dogs, especially black ones that are djinn in disguise according to Muhammad the prophet.

    Syrian immigrants fleeing to Europe face deplorable conditions, at times are ‘treated worse than dogs’ .

    Europeans are killing Syrian immigrants for fun?

  57. @Anonym
    The fungibility of people is the core tenet of PC - the religion of the modern era. By comparison, the belief in an omniscient and omnipotent man controlling everything from the clouds seems far less harmful and maybe more believable. At least, it is harder to disprove.

    This will not end well.

    Replies: @International Jew, @Wilkey, @Buffalo Joe

    Ah, Anonym….I love the word fungible….I suppose it would be just cool if one of our new Arab brothers found me sharing his wife’s pleasures…hmmm, don’t think so.

  58. @Bill
    Is it clear which Syrians he is talking about? It sounds like he is talking about Muslims. But Syria is run by Alawites (yes, I know they claim to be Muslim) and Christians.

    Replies: @Jimi, @Clyde, @Anonymous

    The writer is a Pakistani-British jihadi who has journeyed to Syria to fight with one of the Sunni Muslim insurgent groups, possibly ISIS/ISIL. He’s not an Alawite and definitely not a Christian.

  59. Want to see Moslem behavior for yourself? Just go to your local Social Security office, take a seat in the waiting room and observe the behavior of the Moslem immigrants and their progeny – they never come singly to a Government office, they always bring their clan along and use their massed numbers, loudness and pushiness to be heard and seen before anyone else is; they even try to jump the take-a-number line by massing, often repeatedly, at the counter and shouting questions and imprecations at the staff. This sort of arrogance and massed intimidation of Government staff is, of course, a variant of the behavior described in Tom Wolfe’s Mau-Mauing the Flak Catchers.

    • Replies: @JohnnyWalker123
    @Auntie Analogue

    Somalis?

  60. @Citizen of a Silly Country
    Steve,

    OT, but at least one Jew has been thinking along the same lines as you. Gil Steinlauf, the senior rabbi at Adas Israel Congregation in Washington, D.C., told his congregation that they "must teach our children that we are, in fact, not white, but simply Jewish."

    It's a hilarious piece. He even mentions Jews being banned from country clubs back in the day. Looks like the rabbi understands which way the winds are blowing in this country and wants his flock to ditch the losing team.

    https://www.washingtonpost.com/posteverything/wp/2015/09/22/jews-in-america-struggled-for-generations-to-become-white-now-we-must-give-up-that-privilege-to-fight-racism/

    Replies: @Anonymous, @Deduction, @Rifleman, @Big J

    If you want people to pick your side, as opposed to the other, then they need to know that there will be ill consequences for them if they pick the other.

    Steve’s criticism of Jews acting all Frankfurt School does this.

    This is not the whole picture though. Those people also need to know that if they pick your side and you, together, win, that they won’t still suffer ill consequences.

    Unfortunately the crazy levels of Jew-obsessed criticism on the alt-right works against this.

    Now, of course, I don’t think that most people sit down and think about all of this rationally, but it surely plays a very important role in directing people’s emotional sympathies and, it seems, emotional sympathies are everything nowadays.

    Furthermore, I am sure, that the Rabbi in question is motivated by the same factors that push all sorts of people into ‘a flight from white.’

    There are so many more privileges to be had in being non-white in our culture. In this case, perhaps if Jews were considered less white, there would be no BDS movement, just as there is no BDS movement for Saudi Arabia, despite the fact that their bombing of Yemen is many times more inhumane than Israel’s (still inhumane) treatment of Gaza. Or India for the caste system, Indonesia for Timor and China for Tibet….well, Tibet had a movement sticking up for it but it has simmered down quite a lot.

    Since white Hispanics are running from the white identity and now so are Jews, I wonder which group will be next? Or will all whites end up claiming to be racially mixed like Elizabeth Warren? Certainly if I ever apply for anything important I will be claiming to be Hispanic…maybe that my parents were from the south of Brazil?

    It is not just jobs and other tangible benefits either but also freedom of speech in conversation. Having to speak from a position of ‘white privilege’ is like creeping around on egg shells. If you can claim to be non-white you can actually relax and speak freely! I think gays use their sexuality as a way to be granted honorary non-white status too, as do women occasionally.

    Ultimately we live in a victimhood culture and some people, for reasons mostly of birth, find it easier to claim the huge privileges that come with socially accepted victimhood. They can then amplify these privileges with tantrums and overly-sensitive behaviour. It is a tremendous source of social power just as having honour was in the Middle Ages.

    It is the power to be right by default in conversation and the power to speak freely. It is the power to be favoured by the law and to receive special and privileged treatment from most institutions. It is, on its face, an unalloyed good for the individual who gets it and I can’t blame Jews for trying to have it as well.

    What I can do, though, is warn them. Not only will it be bad for them if they continue and this victimhood culture is ever dispelled but also latching onto this culture is terrible for your mental health.

    By seeing yourself as a victim you oddly lose a real sense of identity and instead receive it from the way those around you treat you. This breeds exceptional anxiety, a feeling of emptiness and depression. It will ruin your children, especially.

    They will seek ever greater emotional stimulation, in order to fill the hole in their soul, and be self-destructive in extremis, even as they are toxic to those around them. There is a reason why societies do not remain mired in this culture of victimhood and that is because it is most toxic to those self-styled victims it empowers…after all, it empowers them for their own self-destruction.

  61. @Mark Eugenikos
    "...think about shorting Audi and Mercedes-Benz stocks."

    Hamid in his second week at work at the Mercedes plant in Stuttgart: "so you mean I have to use #5 wrench for the #5 bolts? And tighten the engine bolts to 110 lb/ft of torque? What is torque anyway? Nah, what difference does it make? It's not like anyone is going to notice..."

    Replies: @dearieme

    In the unlikely event of Merc in Stuttgart using American units, they’d at least write lb.ft rather than lb/ft.

    • Replies: @Mark Eugenikos
    @dearieme

    I didn't feel like converting that to Nm, because it wouldn't mean anything to most people here. Plus it's meant as a joke; I wasn't submitting a term paper for a course in mechanics.

    , @Former Darfur
    @dearieme

    A little off the topic, but one of the great stories of the Manufacturing Age in America is the Packard company's manufacture under license of the Rolls Royce Merlin engine. A magnificent piece of engineering, the Merlin was intended to be built using huge numbers of highly skilled tradesmen in various crafts, none of which were present in US manufacturing except to make tooling. The contract not onlycalled for Packard to make Merlins, but they had to have all the parts interchange with the British engine. American and British engineering having evolved on different lines for nearly a century, all the dimensions, threads, tools, everything were different. (Americans had not yet had any appreciable numbers of British cars or any other machinery to maintain yet, and so were oblivious for the most part.) Packard had to make all their own nuts, bolts, studs, fittings, and moreover had to make all the taps, dies, thread rolling tools, everything from scratch.

    When they finished the Packard V-1650 engines were longer lived, more powerful and more reliable than the equivalent Mark of RR engine (which themselves were superb) and took substantially less time to build , using a hastily trained and disproportionally female workforce.

    The subsequent history of Packard after this unparalleled accomplishment is cause to seriously question a great deal. Of course, Packard's postwar car engines were technologically backward (though well made), but the refusal of RR to continue the Merlin license in the Korean War certainly did not help in the least.

  62. @International Jew

    I have a hard time keeping straight which Syrian terrorist organization is which
     
    Me too. I have particular trouble with the Islamic State in Syria (ISIS) vs the Islamic State in Iran (which is also operating in Syria). I'm envious of US officialdom, which perceives a sharp enough line between the two that it can drop bombs on the one, while welcoming the other back into polite society.

    Replies: @5371, @Buffalo Joe, @fredyetagain aka superhonky

    I.J., that brings to mind the scene in Monty Python’s “The Life of Brian” were the revolutionary groups all state their different factions, all presumably base on the Palestinian Liberation Front, or the Palestinian Liberation League or the Front for the Liberation of Palestine or the PLO….pretty funny stuff. The world, at least the West, could use another show like Monty Python.

    • Replies: @International Jew
    @Buffalo Joe

    Oh yeah, the amphitheatre post-fight scene, one of my favorite scenes in one of my favorite movies!

  63. @German_reader
    Eh, I don't know...is it really a good idea to use the rantings of Islamist scum as an argument for the anti- mass immigration cause? That won't be very convincing to most people (and I say that as someone who absolutely loathes Merkel and her de facto open borders policy).

    Replies: @Reg Cæsar, @International Jew, @Bill B.

    Eh, I don’t know…is it really a good idea to use the rantings of Islamist scum as an argument for the anti- mass immigration cause?

    A couple ways to spin this our way:

    It’s “argument against interest”, as opposed to “conflict of…”, so it carries more weight. Same with Donald Trump, vs every other US billionaire, on the subject.

    As Westerners, and non-Moslems, we have no right to distinguish between different branches of Islam. That’s up to them to decide. So we have to treat them all with equal respect. (Branches, not people.)

    In Christian eyes, all sects of Islam are illegitimate. They’re all heresy.

    So why split hairs? Keep ’em all out. It’s not like they don’t have “brother” countries to turn to.

  64. Seems like these folks continue to be as hot of blood as they are dim of mind. Maybe they should quit marrying first cousins.

  65. Anonymous • Disclaimer says:

    Not only do chicks dig Chechens, but lazy, disorganized, incompetent Arab bureaucrats are terrified of them. So, Europe can look forward to a future in which acting like a Chechen maniac is the best way to get ahead in life. In once what was the land of Kant, Ramzan Kadyrov looks like the future.

    You wish. That’s your man crush talking. Kadyrov is a stone-cold white dude. He looks like an all-American farm boy from Nebraska. In the land of Kant, the future will look more like the Rotherham perp line up. Remember, it’s been reported than less than 20% of the refugees are from Syria.

  66. @Citizen of a Silly Country
    Steve,

    OT, but at least one Jew has been thinking along the same lines as you. Gil Steinlauf, the senior rabbi at Adas Israel Congregation in Washington, D.C., told his congregation that they "must teach our children that we are, in fact, not white, but simply Jewish."

    It's a hilarious piece. He even mentions Jews being banned from country clubs back in the day. Looks like the rabbi understands which way the winds are blowing in this country and wants his flock to ditch the losing team.

    https://www.washingtonpost.com/posteverything/wp/2015/09/22/jews-in-america-struggled-for-generations-to-become-white-now-we-must-give-up-that-privilege-to-fight-racism/

    Replies: @Anonymous, @Deduction, @Rifleman, @Big J

    https://www.washingtonpost.com/posteverything/wp/2015/09/22/jews-in-america-struggled-for-generations-to-become-white-now-we-must-give-up-that-privilege-to-fight-racism/

    Of course if Gil wanted to give up privilege and fight racism all he has to do is reject Judaism itself.

    Judaism is basically a racist cult and rabbis are by definition some of their top racist ideologues.

    “must teach our children that we are, in fact, not white, but simply Jewish.”

    The rabbi is a borderline case to begin with.

    He is also what is known as a fagala. Seems like an all around ugly freak.

    In a D.C. rabbi’s e-mail, revelation and relief: ‘I am a gay man’

    https://www.washingtonpost.com/local/2014/10/06/360066dc-4d85-11e4-8c24-487e92bc997b_story.html

  67. @Anonymous
    I love the bit about 'stealing shoes'.

    My old uncle, who fought in the western desert in the 1940s, amongst his many war stories, would tell us that 'Arabs would steal your shoe-laces whilst you slept'.

    Replies: @Clyde, @German_reader, @rod1963, @Trumpenprole

    I find these stories of petty theft rather bizarre, coming from a culture where the punishment is having your hand cut off.

    • Replies: @JohnnyWalker123
    @Trumpenprole

    Not really. In a culture in which people are kleptomaniacs, it makes sense to cut off hands. It's the only way to deter them. Arabs must, on some level, realize that they're a barbaric race in need of strict punishments.

    , @Reg Cæsar
    @Trumpenprole



    I find these stories of petty theft rather bizarre, coming from a culture where the punishment is having your hand cut off.

     

    Western reporters-- male reporters-- reported receiving come-ons from male locals in places where sodomy was punishable by death.

    That was in Afghanistan, but it wouldn't surprise me to see it in parts of the Arab world, too.

    The men might not even have been queer, just desperate.

    Replies: @Boomstick

  68. “Not only do chicks dig Chechens,”

    Chicks seem to dig violent criminals way more than they dig white collar non violent criminals. Scott Peterson who murdered his Portuguese wife, gets plenty of love letters in prison from female admirers who want to marry him. The Devil incarnate Chechen terrorist Dzhokhar Tsarnaev who murdered so many innocent lives in Boston also gets a lot of love letters in prison from female admirers who want to marry him. Joran Van Der Sloot who murdered Natalee Holloway as well as murdered a Peruvian woman in a hotel room also gets plenty of love letters in prison from female admirers who want to marry him. But you don’t hear about Bernard Madoff getting love letters in prison from female admirers who want to marry him. For women who love criminal lawbreakers, murdering people is considered way sexier in their eyes than being a corrupt stock broker and investment adviser.

    This says that a high a percentage the world’s female population are fucked up in the head. A high percentage of the world’s female population are sick twisted sociopaths.

  69. @advancedatheist
    Muslim Arabs seem to have conflicting beliefs about property. On the one hand Muslim Arab societies punish thieves harshly by, for example, cutting off a thief's hand publicly, so you would expect the people there to have well-defined ideas about what belongs to whom. Yet on the other hand you hear these stories about how Arabs engage in petty thefts as normal behavior.

    Replies: @Deduction, @snorlax

    Perhaps Syrian Arabs are different from Saudi Arabs?

    • Replies: @JohnnyWalker123
    @snorlax

    Syrians have a long history of commerce, going back thousands of years. I'd expect them to be easier to cooperate with than Saudis.

    If Syrians are this bad, we can only imagine what Saudis are like................

  70. @German_reader
    Eh, I don't know...is it really a good idea to use the rantings of Islamist scum as an argument for the anti- mass immigration cause? That won't be very convincing to most people (and I say that as someone who absolutely loathes Merkel and her de facto open borders policy).

    Replies: @Reg Cæsar, @International Jew, @Bill B.

    is it really a good idea to use the rantings of Islamist scum as an argument for the anti- mass immigration cause

    With his partial absorption of healthy western values, he makes a great case for our returning Arab immigrants to their countries of origin; they will have a slight civilizing influence there, instead of effecting their uncivilizing effect in the West.

  71. @International Jew

    I have a hard time keeping straight which Syrian terrorist organization is which
     
    Me too. I have particular trouble with the Islamic State in Syria (ISIS) vs the Islamic State in Iran (which is also operating in Syria). I'm envious of US officialdom, which perceives a sharp enough line between the two that it can drop bombs on the one, while welcoming the other back into polite society.

    Replies: @5371, @Buffalo Joe, @fredyetagain aka superhonky

    President Assad of Syria has been fighting against ISIS and the Al-Nusra front (the local Al-Qaeda affiliate) since the beginning. His allies the Iranians (through the Quds force and Hezbollah) have been aiding mightily in this fight. Israel on the other hand had been effectively aiding ISIS by attacking President Assad’s forces and directly aiding the Al-Nusra Front by providing medical treatment to the Front’s wounded terrorists. And of course good old Uncle Sam likewise has aided ISIS by attacking President Assad’s positions, as well as by arming “moderate” anti-Assad forces (aka terrorist jihadis). Thankfully Russia is now in the picture. I wish nothing but death to the ISIS/Al-Nusra Front terrorists and nothing but good fortune to the Syrian, Iranian, and Russian forces currently running them down and killing them.

  72. @Priss Factor
    Could be a Semitic trait not restricted to Arabs.

    After all, Jews came to Palestine without permission and just took it.
    Even now, Palestinians homes and spaces in West Bank are just taken and settled by Zionists.

    And Israelis have arrived at a point where they can just steal from and spy on America all they want, and Americans better stay mum.

    And Jews use financial schemes to rip off people and, when the scheme goes bust, get huge bailouts.

    Arabs take yous shoes and Jews take your house.

    In fact, Jews like Roger Cohen seems to expect Europeans to just give everything to the invaders.
    Maybe he sees himself in the behavior of Arabs... as long as Arabs take from whites than from Jews.

    Replies: @Anonymous, @Lot, @Jefferson

    After all, Jews came to Palestine without permission and just took it.

    Hey, sounds like the United States with regard to Indian land and the Mexican Cession. Uti possidetis bro. Vae victis.

    • Replies: @vinteuil
    @Lot

    "Uti possidetis...Vae victis."

    Precisely so. Most of us who are alive today owe our very existence to ancestors, a few generations back, who did what they had to to win. And now, from the safe vantage point they built for us, we spit on their graves, and throw away our inheritance.

    Replies: @Former Darfur

  73. @Anonymous Nephew
    @vinteuil

    I remember commenting that it seemed too good to be true and wondering if it was a clever bit of psy-ops. It has a slightly Pooterish quality. I commented elsewhere that the Syrians as portrayed didn't look as if they were going to save the German economy.

    If true, it does mean that UK culture has made some difference over the years - he wants to kill us, but he's at least going to be a bit organised about it.

    Steve missed what I consider one of the best bits, to the effect of "You must remember that Syrians will say things that they don't necessarily mean".

    Replies: @vinteuil

    Yeah, you injected a useful element of skepticism there.

    “If true, it does mean that UK culture has made some difference over the years – he wants to kill us, but he’s at least going to be a bit organised about it.”

    Just what we need – better organized jihadis!

    Can you imagine what they’ll be like after a few years absorbing *German* habits of mind?

    • Replies: @Travis
    @vinteuil

    the ones who absorb "German" habits will most likely become productive member of society and not become jihadis. But due to the welfare benefits available to them, they are unlikely to adopt German habits of mind.

    In a few generations there will be no Germans left in Germany, as 30% of German Females will die childless like Merkel and another 10% will mate with Turks, Syrians and other Asian foreigners. The native German fertility rate has been around 1.5 for a decade and the average German female is over 43 years old today. Already 15% of German females under the age of 40 are Muslim and they have a fertility rate 50% higher than Christian Germans.

    Replies: @rvg

  74. “Statistical analysis of terrorist groups’ longevity, aims, methods and successes reveal that groups are self-contradictory and self-sabotaging, generally ineffective; common stereotypes like terrorists being poor or ultra-skilled are false. Superficially appealing counter-examples are discussed and rejected. Data on motivations and the dissolution of terrorist groups are brought into play and the surprising conclusion reached: terrorism is a form of socialization or status-seeking.” http://www.gwern.net/Terrorism%20is%20not%20about%20Terror

    Set during the American Civil War, the episode opens with two Confederate soldiers. They have been assigned to scout on the Union army that is marching into the valley below. Sergeant Joseph Paradine hears the army approaching, but suddenly the sound stops. He decides to descend into the valley to see the cause for himself. His companion refuses to come.

    When Paradine gets into town, he finds the army there, but all of them are motionless, as if frozen in time. He tries unsuccessfully to wake them. Finally he comes across an old man named Teague, who is unaffected by the strange phenomenon. Teague claims to be a “witchman” and says he used a magic spell to freeze the soldiers. Paradine does not believe him, so Teague casts the spell on Paradine, freezing him. When Teague lifts the spell on Paradine, he brags that he could stop the entire army in this manner, ensuring the success of the Confederacy. Paradine asks why he doesn’t, and Teague replies that he is dying. He gives his book of spells (entitled Witchcraft) to Paradine, encouraging him to use it, but when Paradine looks in it, he realizes that using this magic requires one to align himself with Satan.
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Still_Valley

    Get a still and make witches brew. Keep your soldiers from freezing. Keep your boots moving.

  75. @Priss Factor
    Could be a Semitic trait not restricted to Arabs.

    After all, Jews came to Palestine without permission and just took it.
    Even now, Palestinians homes and spaces in West Bank are just taken and settled by Zionists.

    And Israelis have arrived at a point where they can just steal from and spy on America all they want, and Americans better stay mum.

    And Jews use financial schemes to rip off people and, when the scheme goes bust, get huge bailouts.

    Arabs take yous shoes and Jews take your house.

    In fact, Jews like Roger Cohen seems to expect Europeans to just give everything to the invaders.
    Maybe he sees himself in the behavior of Arabs... as long as Arabs take from whites than from Jews.

    Replies: @Anonymous, @Lot, @Jefferson

    “Arabs take yous shoes and Jews take your house.”

    Arabs take your house as well. Arabs are going to demographically turn the Germans into a Minority in their own own ancestral homeland. In the future the average person in Germany will have a name that sounds like it came straight out of Aladdin. In the future the average phenotype in Germany will look closer to Osama Bin Laden than to the blond haired and blue eyed Owen Wilson. In the future, Germany is going to be less Ethnically German than Wisconsin.

    Arabs are taking over Europe even though it is not their home, a.k.a not their ancestral homeland.

  76. @vinteuil
    @Anonymous Nephew

    Yeah, you injected a useful element of skepticism there.

    "If true, it does mean that UK culture has made some difference over the years – he wants to kill us, but he’s at least going to be a bit organised about it."

    Just what we need - better organized jihadis!

    Can you imagine what they'll be like after a few years absorbing *German* habits of mind?

    Replies: @Travis

    the ones who absorb “German” habits will most likely become productive member of society and not become jihadis. But due to the welfare benefits available to them, they are unlikely to adopt German habits of mind.

    In a few generations there will be no Germans left in Germany, as 30% of German Females will die childless like Merkel and another 10% will mate with Turks, Syrians and other Asian foreigners. The native German fertility rate has been around 1.5 for a decade and the average German female is over 43 years old today. Already 15% of German females under the age of 40 are Muslim and they have a fertility rate 50% higher than Christian Germans.

    • Replies: @rvg
    @Travis

    Could this be a psyop? OTOH, maybe you will see an influx of jihadists trying to bring German type industrial organization to the jihadist movement, will be interesting to see ISIL batallions holding lectures on Von Krieg and auftragstaktik.

  77. @Lot
    @Priss Factor


    After all, Jews came to Palestine without permission and just took it.
     
    Hey, sounds like the United States with regard to Indian land and the Mexican Cession. Uti possidetis bro. Vae victis.

    Replies: @vinteuil

    “Uti possidetis…Vae victis.”

    Precisely so. Most of us who are alive today owe our very existence to ancestors, a few generations back, who did what they had to to win. And now, from the safe vantage point they built for us, we spit on their graves, and throw away our inheritance.

    • Replies: @Former Darfur
    @vinteuil

    It is, of course, a cycle repeating through history. Once safe and secure, a people bemoan the terrible things their great-grandfathers did, and think that it was of course not necessary. They come to this view because they have no idea of what was and wasn't necessary.

    Replies: @International Jew

  78. In once what was the land of Kant, Ramzan Kadyrov looks like the future.

    The land of Kant, once Königsberg, Prussia, is now Kaliningrad, Russia, where Muslims and Germans are both about 1% of the population.

  79. @Anonymous
    @Priss Factor

    You have tunnel vision when it comes to Jews. Have you ever heard of the Germanic invasions of the Roman Empire? The Ostrogoths didn't purchase Italy. The Anglo-Saxons took over Britain by force, too.

    Replies: @Jimi

    The NAZIs made the same exact argument to justify their invasions.

  80. @Travis
    @vinteuil

    the ones who absorb "German" habits will most likely become productive member of society and not become jihadis. But due to the welfare benefits available to them, they are unlikely to adopt German habits of mind.

    In a few generations there will be no Germans left in Germany, as 30% of German Females will die childless like Merkel and another 10% will mate with Turks, Syrians and other Asian foreigners. The native German fertility rate has been around 1.5 for a decade and the average German female is over 43 years old today. Already 15% of German females under the age of 40 are Muslim and they have a fertility rate 50% higher than Christian Germans.

    Replies: @rvg

    Could this be a psyop? OTOH, maybe you will see an influx of jihadists trying to bring German type industrial organization to the jihadist movement, will be interesting to see ISIL batallions holding lectures on Von Krieg and auftragstaktik.

  81. @Trumpenprole
    @Anonymous

    I find these stories of petty theft rather bizarre, coming from a culture where the punishment is having your hand cut off.

    Replies: @JohnnyWalker123, @Reg Cæsar

    Not really. In a culture in which people are kleptomaniacs, it makes sense to cut off hands. It’s the only way to deter them. Arabs must, on some level, realize that they’re a barbaric race in need of strict punishments.

  82. @Auntie Analogue
    Want to see Moslem behavior for yourself? Just go to your local Social Security office, take a seat in the waiting room and observe the behavior of the Moslem immigrants and their progeny - they never come singly to a Government office, they always bring their clan along and use their massed numbers, loudness and pushiness to be heard and seen before anyone else is; they even try to jump the take-a-number line by massing, often repeatedly, at the counter and shouting questions and imprecations at the staff. This sort of arrogance and massed intimidation of Government staff is, of course, a variant of the behavior described in Tom Wolfe's Mau-Mauing the Flak Catchers.

    Replies: @JohnnyWalker123

    Somalis?

  83. Remember that the 9/11 people were basically indistiguishable from ordinary beer drinking Americans in their external appearance?

  84. @snorlax
    @advancedatheist

    Perhaps Syrian Arabs are different from Saudi Arabs?

    Replies: @JohnnyWalker123

    Syrians have a long history of commerce, going back thousands of years. I’d expect them to be easier to cooperate with than Saudis.

    If Syrians are this bad, we can only imagine what Saudis are like…………….

  85. How can he consider himself an Islamist and a Westerner/British at the same time?

  86. @Wilkey
    @Anonym

    "The fungibility of people is the core tenet of PC – the religion of the modern era.

    People are fungible, but diverse. People are different, but not in any meaningful way, which is why diversity is of the utmost importance. One of my favorite doctrines of the Church of PC.

    This is of a piece with all of their other doctrines:

    1) It is perfectly ok and even morally obligatory to use drugs and surgery to turn a male into a female (or vice versa) - even on prepubescent minors - but it is akin to genocide to use mild psychotherapy to try to help a gay adolescent become straight.

    2) Developing technologies and medicines to help "men in women's bodies" to more easily become women will be fastracked, but technologies and medicines to help gay kids be straight or help men feel comfortable in their male body will be defunded and banned.

    3) Abortion is ok at any point during pregnancy for any reason, unless that abortion is to abort a gay kid or a female.

    4) The world is overpopulated, which is why Western countries need to open their borders and be flooded with Third Worlders.

    5) Incentives (e.g., welfare) don't alter human behavior, ever.

    Replies: @JohnnyWalker123, @Former Darfur

    From the perspective of the oligarch class, people are fungible. A worker is a worker. No surprise that all these wealthy businessmen/investors and corporatists promote the diversity agenda.

    Handcuffs need to be placed on the oligarch class.

    • Replies: @Auntie Analogue
    @JohnnyWalker123

    JohnnyWalker123 asked:


    "Somalis?"
     
    Yes, some Somalis, but also Bosniaks, Albanians and assorted other Arab-MENA Moslems wearing head scarves and such. My first experience of this was fifteen years ago, and I expect that it's now much worse owing to the increasing numbers of foreigners we allow our Dear Rulers to Import and impose upon us. Go to a Social Security office, pretend to take a queue number, then just sit in the waiting seats, pretend to read a book, and watch who comes in and how they behave - it'll be a revelation.
  87. @Jimi
    @Bill

    He is talking about Sunni Muslims. You cannot join ISIS unless you are a Sunni.

    Replies: @Reg Cæsar, @Bill

    You cannot join ISIS unless you are a Sunni.

    I hope you are not speaking from experience.

  88. @Trumpenprole
    @Anonymous

    I find these stories of petty theft rather bizarre, coming from a culture where the punishment is having your hand cut off.

    Replies: @JohnnyWalker123, @Reg Cæsar

    I find these stories of petty theft rather bizarre, coming from a culture where the punishment is having your hand cut off.

    Western reporters– male reporters– reported receiving come-ons from male locals in places where sodomy was punishable by death.

    That was in Afghanistan, but it wouldn’t surprise me to see it in parts of the Arab world, too.

    The men might not even have been queer, just desperate.

    • Replies: @Boomstick
    @Reg Cæsar

    "Man love Thursdays" are widely remarked upon by US troops returning from Muslim countries. It's the day before Friday prayers, and women are off the streets by dark. The Islamic men are out buggering each other, and boys, especially in Afghanistan.

  89. @JohnnyWalker123
    @Wilkey

    From the perspective of the oligarch class, people are fungible. A worker is a worker. No surprise that all these wealthy businessmen/investors and corporatists promote the diversity agenda.

    Handcuffs need to be placed on the oligarch class.

    Replies: @Auntie Analogue

    JohnnyWalker123 asked:

    “Somalis?”

    Yes, some Somalis, but also Bosniaks, Albanians and assorted other Arab-MENA Moslems wearing head scarves and such. My first experience of this was fifteen years ago, and I expect that it’s now much worse owing to the increasing numbers of foreigners we allow our Dear Rulers to Import and impose upon us. Go to a Social Security office, pretend to take a queue number, then just sit in the waiting seats, pretend to read a book, and watch who comes in and how they behave – it’ll be a revelation.

  90. @German_reader
    Eh, I don't know...is it really a good idea to use the rantings of Islamist scum as an argument for the anti- mass immigration cause? That won't be very convincing to most people (and I say that as someone who absolutely loathes Merkel and her de facto open borders policy).

    Replies: @Reg Cæsar, @International Jew, @Bill B.

    Maybe.

    It is surpassingly bizarre that whenever some cocky, violent militant with adequate English declares his love of fish fingers or cricket you can gaurantee that a strong team of liberals will gush over his terrifically British personality etc..

    But if you read the bearded one’s comments it is clear that he has never felt a jelly bean’s worth of empathy for the West which he treats as a purely instrumental phenomenon there to be gamed for profit.

    Kipling:

    But I cannot tell what powers control–
    What reasons sway his mood;
    Nor when the Gods of his far-off land
    Shall repossess his blood.

    I do very strongly feel that someone who goes open eyed to fight against Western civilisation like this should be deemed to have burnt his bridges to any Western home he nominally might have a claim to.

    • Replies: @rvg
    @Bill B.

    This is fake, nobody is stupid enough to broadcast their presence on a regular basis through a blog, plus how do we know this guy is not a white convert?

    Replies: @Bill B.

  91. @Bill B.
    Yes the T.E. Lawrence comparison is amusing.

    But the much derided eccentric colonialist was much sharper than this Pakistani fascist viz:

    4. Win and keep the confidence of your leader. Strengthen his prestige at your expense before others when you can. Never refuse or quash schemes he may put forward; but ensure that they are put forward in the first instance privately to you. Always approve them, and after praise modify them insensibly, causing the suggestions to come from him, until they are in accord with your own opinion. When you attain this point, hold him to it, keep a tight grip of his ideas, and push them forward as firmly as possibly, but secretly, so that no one but himself (and he not too clearly) is aware of your pressure.

    http://www.pbs.org/lawrenceofarabia/revolt/warfare4.html

    Replies: @Veracitor, @TrumpMonster

    Very interesting thanks

  92. @Reg Cæsar
    @Trumpenprole



    I find these stories of petty theft rather bizarre, coming from a culture where the punishment is having your hand cut off.

     

    Western reporters-- male reporters-- reported receiving come-ons from male locals in places where sodomy was punishable by death.

    That was in Afghanistan, but it wouldn't surprise me to see it in parts of the Arab world, too.

    The men might not even have been queer, just desperate.

    Replies: @Boomstick

    “Man love Thursdays” are widely remarked upon by US troops returning from Muslim countries. It’s the day before Friday prayers, and women are off the streets by dark. The Islamic men are out buggering each other, and boys, especially in Afghanistan.

  93. @Bill B.
    @German_reader

    Maybe.

    It is surpassingly bizarre that whenever some cocky, violent militant with adequate English declares his love of fish fingers or cricket you can gaurantee that a strong team of liberals will gush over his terrifically British personality etc..

    But if you read the bearded one's comments it is clear that he has never felt a jelly bean's worth of empathy for the West which he treats as a purely instrumental phenomenon there to be gamed for profit.

    Kipling:

    But I cannot tell what powers control–
    What reasons sway his mood;
    Nor when the Gods of his far-off land
    Shall repossess his blood.

    I do very strongly feel that someone who goes open eyed to fight against Western civilisation like this should be deemed to have burnt his bridges to any Western home he nominally might have a claim to.

    Replies: @rvg

    This is fake, nobody is stupid enough to broadcast their presence on a regular basis through a blog, plus how do we know this guy is not a white convert?

    • Replies: @Bill B.
    @rvg

    It is true. These holy fascists are on such an ego trip they often don't care about being identified.

    They also are so supremely contemptuous of the West they imagine, with some justice, they will be able to return anyway should they ever choose to do so.

    His pic is shown here:

    http://www.bbc.com/news/blogs-trending-34270771

    Replies: @rvg, @rvg

  94. @Buffalo Joe
    @International Jew

    I.J., that brings to mind the scene in Monty Python's "The Life of Brian" were the revolutionary groups all state their different factions, all presumably base on the Palestinian Liberation Front, or the Palestinian Liberation League or the Front for the Liberation of Palestine or the PLO....pretty funny stuff. The world, at least the West, could use another show like Monty Python.

    Replies: @International Jew

    Oh yeah, the amphitheatre post-fight scene, one of my favorite scenes in one of my favorite movies!

  95. @dearieme
    @Mark Eugenikos

    In the unlikely event of Merc in Stuttgart using American units, they'd at least write lb.ft rather than lb/ft.

    Replies: @Mark Eugenikos, @Former Darfur

    I didn’t feel like converting that to Nm, because it wouldn’t mean anything to most people here. Plus it’s meant as a joke; I wasn’t submitting a term paper for a course in mechanics.

  96. @rvg
    @Bill B.

    This is fake, nobody is stupid enough to broadcast their presence on a regular basis through a blog, plus how do we know this guy is not a white convert?

    Replies: @Bill B.

    It is true. These holy fascists are on such an ego trip they often don’t care about being identified.

    They also are so supremely contemptuous of the West they imagine, with some justice, they will be able to return anyway should they ever choose to do so.

    His pic is shown here:

    http://www.bbc.com/news/blogs-trending-34270771

    • Agree: Bill B.
    • Replies: @rvg
    @Bill B.

    Does sub saharan DNA make Arabs more prone to violent outbursts? Anyone make a hypothesis on this? OTOH if even an Islamic jihadist can be so British, What are all these people afraid of that the Moslem refugees will not adapt European customs, albeit with an Islamic flavor?

    , @rvg
    @Bill B.

    That is stupid, why would you even publicize your there, or even use electronic communication, which Western spy agencies can pick up?

    Replies: @Deduction

  97. From. CRAIG MURRAY – Ex British Ambassador .

    https://www.unz.com/isteve/islamist-jihadist-from-britain-complains-about-his-syrian-co-workers/

    –Total Bollocks From MI5

    by craig on September 17, 2015 2:18 pm in Uncategorized
    In the last decade, now 7/7 has dropped out of this statistic, only one person has been killed in the UK by an Islamic terrorist attack. Let me repeat that. In the last decade, one person has been killed in the UK by an Islamic terrorist attack. That unfortunate death was Lee Rigby.

    Rigby’s tragic murder illustrated how easy it is for terrorists to commit an outrage. Two very disorganised Nigerian nutters murdered him with knives. Unfortunately, if a couple of nutters decide to go at someone on the street, they have a high chance of success.

    Which is why you would have to be a lunatic actually to believe MI5’s repeated claims during the last decade that there are thousands of dedicated terrorists out there, fanatical determined and organised, but in a decade of constant effort they have succeeded in killing nobody else. There were, MI5 claim, six actual terrorist plots this year but fortunately MI5 saved all of us.

    If you believe MI5’s stories, there are two possibilities. The first is that we have security services of a quite incredible efficiency, able to foil random terrorism, generally regarded as near impossible. The second is that we have thousands of dedicated terrorists of such incredible ineptitude that they can’t manage to kill anybody, even when they could choose any random undefended target in the entire UK and any method from knives to poison to hit and run to shooting to bombs, and don’t mind losing their own lives in the attempt. We have rubbish terrorists.

    There is of course a third possibility – that these thousands of dedicated terrorists and these scores of foiled plots in the last decade were inventions, or at least the grossest exaggerations, by the security services. A number of fantasists have indeed been convicted and jailed. But the only, single, potential attacker in recent years who actually possessed a viable bomb was a British army soldier with a hatred of Muslims. And naturally he was not counted as nor convicted as a terrorist. Terrorists are Muslims.

    The famous “liquid bomb plot”, in which it eventually transpired, unreported by mainstream media, that there were in fact no bombs and no plane tickets and the suspicious chemical found in baby bottles was Milton sterilising solution for baby bottles, is perhaps the best example.

    But of course, lots of people are convicted of terrorism. Indeed law after law has stretched the definition of terrorism so far that I am almost certainly guilty of it just by publishing this blogpost. Meanwhile the Government is concentrating on bullying universities and students to ban speakers who say exactly the kind of thing I am writing here, speakers who protest against the detention and harassment of Muslims, and the continued policy of bombing Muslim countries and killing civilians.

    Because there is almost no Islamic terrorism in the UK. It is virtually non-existent. It is not the true reason the corporate state wants ever more surveillance power, ever more restriction on freedom of speech and even, in universities, freedom of thought. Do not be fooled. Fight back.

    https://www.craigmurray.org.uk/archives/2015/09/total-bollocks-from-mi5/

    • Replies: @Bill Jones
    @KA

    Agree

    , @Deduction
    @KA

    Wrong. MI5 are doing a very good job. The security risk is based on the Muslim community's proclivities and their proclivities are show in one simple statistic: IS recruit better among Muslims in Britain than the British Army does.

    Then again it could just be Muslims incompetence, like Four Lions.

    (The ambassador forgets how much practice the security services have had with the IRA, the huge increase in CCTV and the fact that Islamic terrorists are recruited through the internet (an open book, albeit a very big one.)

    We already live in a surveillance state, it's just the government hasn't gone totally power crazy yet.

  98. @Bill B.
    @rvg

    It is true. These holy fascists are on such an ego trip they often don't care about being identified.

    They also are so supremely contemptuous of the West they imagine, with some justice, they will be able to return anyway should they ever choose to do so.

    His pic is shown here:

    http://www.bbc.com/news/blogs-trending-34270771

    Replies: @rvg, @rvg

    Does sub saharan DNA make Arabs more prone to violent outbursts? Anyone make a hypothesis on this? OTOH if even an Islamic jihadist can be so British, What are all these people afraid of that the Moslem refugees will not adapt European customs, albeit with an Islamic flavor?

  99. @Bill B.
    @rvg

    It is true. These holy fascists are on such an ego trip they often don't care about being identified.

    They also are so supremely contemptuous of the West they imagine, with some justice, they will be able to return anyway should they ever choose to do so.

    His pic is shown here:

    http://www.bbc.com/news/blogs-trending-34270771

    Replies: @rvg, @rvg

    That is stupid, why would you even publicize your there, or even use electronic communication, which Western spy agencies can pick up?

    • Replies: @Deduction
    @rvg

    There's no fun in being a vainglorious narcissist if you can't tell people about it.

    Replies: @Reg Cæsar

  100. Steve. you really should have given us your “short Audi” (i.e. VW) a few days ago!

  101. “Liam Deacon in Breitbart’s has alerted us to this posting by a British Ali G-type, a supermarket security guard,…..”

    Just the phrase “supermarket security guard” underlines the benefits that diversity has brought to western civilization.

    • Agree: Kylie
  102. @rvg
    @Bill B.

    That is stupid, why would you even publicize your there, or even use electronic communication, which Western spy agencies can pick up?

    Replies: @Deduction

    There’s no fun in being a vainglorious narcissist if you can’t tell people about it.

    • Replies: @Reg Cæsar
    @Deduction



    There’s no fun in being a vainglorious narcissist if you can’t tell people about it.

     

    When will Vainglorious Basterds be released?
  103. @KA
    From. CRAIG MURRAY - Ex British Ambassador .

    https://www.unz.com/isteve/islamist-jihadist-from-britain-complains-about-his-syrian-co-workers/

    --Total Bollocks From MI5

    by craig on September 17, 2015 2:18 pm in Uncategorized
    In the last decade, now 7/7 has dropped out of this statistic, only one person has been killed in the UK by an Islamic terrorist attack. Let me repeat that. In the last decade, one person has been killed in the UK by an Islamic terrorist attack. That unfortunate death was Lee Rigby.

    Rigby’s tragic murder illustrated how easy it is for terrorists to commit an outrage. Two very disorganised Nigerian nutters murdered him with knives. Unfortunately, if a couple of nutters decide to go at someone on the street, they have a high chance of success.

    Which is why you would have to be a lunatic actually to believe MI5’s repeated claims during the last decade that there are thousands of dedicated terrorists out there, fanatical determined and organised, but in a decade of constant effort they have succeeded in killing nobody else. There were, MI5 claim, six actual terrorist plots this year but fortunately MI5 saved all of us.

    If you believe MI5’s stories, there are two possibilities. The first is that we have security services of a quite incredible efficiency, able to foil random terrorism, generally regarded as near impossible. The second is that we have thousands of dedicated terrorists of such incredible ineptitude that they can’t manage to kill anybody, even when they could choose any random undefended target in the entire UK and any method from knives to poison to hit and run to shooting to bombs, and don’t mind losing their own lives in the attempt. We have rubbish terrorists.

    There is of course a third possibility – that these thousands of dedicated terrorists and these scores of foiled plots in the last decade were inventions, or at least the grossest exaggerations, by the security services. A number of fantasists have indeed been convicted and jailed. But the only, single, potential attacker in recent years who actually possessed a viable bomb was a British army soldier with a hatred of Muslims. And naturally he was not counted as nor convicted as a terrorist. Terrorists are Muslims.

    The famous “liquid bomb plot”, in which it eventually transpired, unreported by mainstream media, that there were in fact no bombs and no plane tickets and the suspicious chemical found in baby bottles was Milton sterilising solution for baby bottles, is perhaps the best example.

    But of course, lots of people are convicted of terrorism. Indeed law after law has stretched the definition of terrorism so far that I am almost certainly guilty of it just by publishing this blogpost. Meanwhile the Government is concentrating on bullying universities and students to ban speakers who say exactly the kind of thing I am writing here, speakers who protest against the detention and harassment of Muslims, and the continued policy of bombing Muslim countries and killing civilians.

    Because there is almost no Islamic terrorism in the UK. It is virtually non-existent. It is not the true reason the corporate state wants ever more surveillance power, ever more restriction on freedom of speech and even, in universities, freedom of thought. Do not be fooled. Fight back.

    https://www.craigmurray.org.uk/archives/2015/09/total-bollocks-from-mi5/

    Replies: @Bill Jones, @Deduction

    Agree

  104. Anon • Disclaimer says:

    https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/europe/migrants-are-disguising-themselves-as-syrians-to-gain-entry-to-europe/2015/09/22/827c6026-5bd8-11e5-8475-781cc9851652_story.html

    I have a more brilliant idear.

    If anyone who calls himself ‘Syrian’ is accepted as Syrian in Europe, it means Europeans believe identity is a matter of self-declaration.

    Well, in that case, it would be better if all the migrants declared themselves as ‘Jews’, especially homosexual Jews. With Homos and Jews being main objects of worship in the EU, even Hungary will have to let them in.

  105. @Jimi
    @Bill

    He is talking about Sunni Muslims. You cannot join ISIS unless you are a Sunni.

    Replies: @Reg Cæsar, @Bill

    OK, so it’s like someone coming to the US, being served by Latrina at the DMV, and then concluding that US bureaucrats are really stupid and hostile.

  106. @Deduction
    @rvg

    There's no fun in being a vainglorious narcissist if you can't tell people about it.

    Replies: @Reg Cæsar

    There’s no fun in being a vainglorious narcissist if you can’t tell people about it.

    When will Vainglorious Basterds be released?

  107. @Citizen of a Silly Country
    Steve,

    OT, but at least one Jew has been thinking along the same lines as you. Gil Steinlauf, the senior rabbi at Adas Israel Congregation in Washington, D.C., told his congregation that they "must teach our children that we are, in fact, not white, but simply Jewish."

    It's a hilarious piece. He even mentions Jews being banned from country clubs back in the day. Looks like the rabbi understands which way the winds are blowing in this country and wants his flock to ditch the losing team.

    https://www.washingtonpost.com/posteverything/wp/2015/09/22/jews-in-america-struggled-for-generations-to-become-white-now-we-must-give-up-that-privilege-to-fight-racism/

    Replies: @Anonymous, @Deduction, @Rifleman, @Big J

    Many if not most observant Jews would barely, if at all, consider this guy a rabbi.

  108. @KA
    From. CRAIG MURRAY - Ex British Ambassador .

    https://www.unz.com/isteve/islamist-jihadist-from-britain-complains-about-his-syrian-co-workers/

    --Total Bollocks From MI5

    by craig on September 17, 2015 2:18 pm in Uncategorized
    In the last decade, now 7/7 has dropped out of this statistic, only one person has been killed in the UK by an Islamic terrorist attack. Let me repeat that. In the last decade, one person has been killed in the UK by an Islamic terrorist attack. That unfortunate death was Lee Rigby.

    Rigby’s tragic murder illustrated how easy it is for terrorists to commit an outrage. Two very disorganised Nigerian nutters murdered him with knives. Unfortunately, if a couple of nutters decide to go at someone on the street, they have a high chance of success.

    Which is why you would have to be a lunatic actually to believe MI5’s repeated claims during the last decade that there are thousands of dedicated terrorists out there, fanatical determined and organised, but in a decade of constant effort they have succeeded in killing nobody else. There were, MI5 claim, six actual terrorist plots this year but fortunately MI5 saved all of us.

    If you believe MI5’s stories, there are two possibilities. The first is that we have security services of a quite incredible efficiency, able to foil random terrorism, generally regarded as near impossible. The second is that we have thousands of dedicated terrorists of such incredible ineptitude that they can’t manage to kill anybody, even when they could choose any random undefended target in the entire UK and any method from knives to poison to hit and run to shooting to bombs, and don’t mind losing their own lives in the attempt. We have rubbish terrorists.

    There is of course a third possibility – that these thousands of dedicated terrorists and these scores of foiled plots in the last decade were inventions, or at least the grossest exaggerations, by the security services. A number of fantasists have indeed been convicted and jailed. But the only, single, potential attacker in recent years who actually possessed a viable bomb was a British army soldier with a hatred of Muslims. And naturally he was not counted as nor convicted as a terrorist. Terrorists are Muslims.

    The famous “liquid bomb plot”, in which it eventually transpired, unreported by mainstream media, that there were in fact no bombs and no plane tickets and the suspicious chemical found in baby bottles was Milton sterilising solution for baby bottles, is perhaps the best example.

    But of course, lots of people are convicted of terrorism. Indeed law after law has stretched the definition of terrorism so far that I am almost certainly guilty of it just by publishing this blogpost. Meanwhile the Government is concentrating on bullying universities and students to ban speakers who say exactly the kind of thing I am writing here, speakers who protest against the detention and harassment of Muslims, and the continued policy of bombing Muslim countries and killing civilians.

    Because there is almost no Islamic terrorism in the UK. It is virtually non-existent. It is not the true reason the corporate state wants ever more surveillance power, ever more restriction on freedom of speech and even, in universities, freedom of thought. Do not be fooled. Fight back.

    https://www.craigmurray.org.uk/archives/2015/09/total-bollocks-from-mi5/

    Replies: @Bill Jones, @Deduction

    Wrong. MI5 are doing a very good job. The security risk is based on the Muslim community’s proclivities and their proclivities are show in one simple statistic: IS recruit better among Muslims in Britain than the British Army does.

    Then again it could just be Muslims incompetence, like Four Lions.

    (The ambassador forgets how much practice the security services have had with the IRA, the huge increase in CCTV and the fact that Islamic terrorists are recruited through the internet (an open book, albeit a very big one.)

    We already live in a surveillance state, it’s just the government hasn’t gone totally power crazy yet.

  109. @Wilkey
    @Anonym

    "The fungibility of people is the core tenet of PC – the religion of the modern era.

    People are fungible, but diverse. People are different, but not in any meaningful way, which is why diversity is of the utmost importance. One of my favorite doctrines of the Church of PC.

    This is of a piece with all of their other doctrines:

    1) It is perfectly ok and even morally obligatory to use drugs and surgery to turn a male into a female (or vice versa) - even on prepubescent minors - but it is akin to genocide to use mild psychotherapy to try to help a gay adolescent become straight.

    2) Developing technologies and medicines to help "men in women's bodies" to more easily become women will be fastracked, but technologies and medicines to help gay kids be straight or help men feel comfortable in their male body will be defunded and banned.

    3) Abortion is ok at any point during pregnancy for any reason, unless that abortion is to abort a gay kid or a female.

    4) The world is overpopulated, which is why Western countries need to open their borders and be flooded with Third Worlders.

    5) Incentives (e.g., welfare) don't alter human behavior, ever.

    Replies: @JohnnyWalker123, @Former Darfur

    If a man is under the delusion that he is Napoleon, he will be dosed with powerful drugs to make his delusions conform to reality.

    If he is under the delusion that he is Josephine, he will be dosed with powerful drugs to make reality conform to his delusions.

  110. @vinteuil
    @Lot

    "Uti possidetis...Vae victis."

    Precisely so. Most of us who are alive today owe our very existence to ancestors, a few generations back, who did what they had to to win. And now, from the safe vantage point they built for us, we spit on their graves, and throw away our inheritance.

    Replies: @Former Darfur

    It is, of course, a cycle repeating through history. Once safe and secure, a people bemoan the terrible things their great-grandfathers did, and think that it was of course not necessary. They come to this view because they have no idea of what was and wasn’t necessary.

    • Replies: @International Jew
    @Former Darfur

    Actually, I don't detect much guilt about this in China or India or anywhere outside the West for that matter.

    Replies: @Former Darfur

  111. @dearieme
    @Mark Eugenikos

    In the unlikely event of Merc in Stuttgart using American units, they'd at least write lb.ft rather than lb/ft.

    Replies: @Mark Eugenikos, @Former Darfur

    A little off the topic, but one of the great stories of the Manufacturing Age in America is the Packard company’s manufacture under license of the Rolls Royce Merlin engine. A magnificent piece of engineering, the Merlin was intended to be built using huge numbers of highly skilled tradesmen in various crafts, none of which were present in US manufacturing except to make tooling. The contract not onlycalled for Packard to make Merlins, but they had to have all the parts interchange with the British engine. American and British engineering having evolved on different lines for nearly a century, all the dimensions, threads, tools, everything were different. (Americans had not yet had any appreciable numbers of British cars or any other machinery to maintain yet, and so were oblivious for the most part.) Packard had to make all their own nuts, bolts, studs, fittings, and moreover had to make all the taps, dies, thread rolling tools, everything from scratch.

    When they finished the Packard V-1650 engines were longer lived, more powerful and more reliable than the equivalent Mark of RR engine (which themselves were superb) and took substantially less time to build , using a hastily trained and disproportionally female workforce.

    The subsequent history of Packard after this unparalleled accomplishment is cause to seriously question a great deal. Of course, Packard’s postwar car engines were technologically backward (though well made), but the refusal of RR to continue the Merlin license in the Korean War certainly did not help in the least.

  112. @Former Darfur
    @vinteuil

    It is, of course, a cycle repeating through history. Once safe and secure, a people bemoan the terrible things their great-grandfathers did, and think that it was of course not necessary. They come to this view because they have no idea of what was and wasn't necessary.

    Replies: @International Jew

    Actually, I don’t detect much guilt about this in China or India or anywhere outside the West for that matter.

    • Replies: @Former Darfur
    @International Jew

    Silly me. I just figured that if it wasn't Western history, it wasn't history, except maybe in the sense dinosaurs are.

  113. @International Jew
    @Former Darfur

    Actually, I don't detect much guilt about this in China or India or anywhere outside the West for that matter.

    Replies: @Former Darfur

    Silly me. I just figured that if it wasn’t Western history, it wasn’t history, except maybe in the sense dinosaurs are.

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