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I believe this is from iSteve commenter Pixo a few months ago:

“We acknowledge this land used to belong to the Canaanites, then us, then the Egyptians, the Sea Peoples, Babylonians, Assyrians, Neo-Babylonians, Neo-Assyrians, Macedonians, Hellenized Syrians, Parthians, us again, Romans, us again, back to the Romans, who became Byzantines, then Arabs, then Franco-Norman Crusaders, Arabs again, Ottomans, Albanians pretending to be Egyptians pretending to be ruled by Ottomans, and finally the British, the nicest of the whole lot, shame we had to blow a few of them up, but who are we to question God’s will?”

 
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  1. Then we added a few bits like the Golan Heights because God wanted us to have a ski resort.

    • Agree: Not Raul
    • Replies: @J
    @Gordo

    God also gave us those wonderful beach resorts on the Red Sea, but America forced us to give them back to the Egyptians.

    , @Not Raul
    @Gordo


    Then we added a few bits like the Golan Heights because God wanted us to have a ski resort.
     
    And Eilat, so they’d have a port on the Red Sea, and Ashdod, so they’d have a decent port on the Mediterranean . . . it’s a shame G-d forgot to tell them in Biblical times.
  2. anonymous[358] • Disclaimer says:

    Has anyone noticed we haven’t heard much from the evangelical community despite the great number of upheaveals of the last 3 years? I would exepct them to think things are on track to prove them right about rapture related ideas. Are they expecting war between Israel and Iran and Armageddon? I know Pat Robertson was expecting things to finally happen at the start of the Ukraine War but his thinking hasn’t caught on. One of the major thinks (Foundation for Defense of Democracies) of the Jewish Lobby has published an article in Foreign Policy declaring Iran to now be at war with Ukraine. So be prepared for the war with Iran to start next year. https://foreignpolicy.com/2022/10/26/iran-ukraine-russia-war-drones-missiles-military-advisors-middle-east-nuclear/

  3. I think you missed the Black Hebrew Israelites in this mix.

    They might be right about Tom Jones, though.

    • Replies: @Anonymous
    @clifford brown

    The Black Scientologists too. L. Ron Hubbard was a black man:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yet2Q0M32GQ

    Replies: @clifford brown, @Bardon Kaldian

    , @Hypnotoad666
    @clifford brown

    Like the Kanye contretemps that he avoided, Steve is missing out on the defenestration of Kyrie Irving, which is actually even more ridiculous. All he did was Tweet a link to a documentary that claims (with copious evidence I'm sure!), that blacks are the real Biblical chosen people. For that crime (and not making an unqualified oath of allegiance to the creed of anti-anti-Semitism), the Nets suspended him, Nike etc. canceled his endorsements, they made him donate $500,000 to the ADL, and then to generally crawl on his hands and knees for penance.


    By Nov. 3, Irving had not apologized, and he had not been clear about what content he disagreed with in the film. N.B.A. Commissioner Adam Silver said he would meet with Irving soon.

    “Kyrie Irving made a reckless decision to post a link to a film containing deeply offensive antisemitic material,” Silver said in a statement. He added: “I am disappointed that he has not offered an unqualified apology and more specifically denounced the vile and harmful content contained in the film he chose to publicize.”

    About 30 minutes after Silver’s statement, Irving spoke to reporters at a Nets practice: “I didn’t mean to cause any harm. I’m not the one that made the documentary.”

    When asked what specific points in the film he did not agree with, Irving responded vaguely. “Some of the criticism of the Jewish faith and the community, for sure,” he said. “Some points made in there that were unfortunate.” https://www.nytimes.com/article/kyrie-irving-antisemitic.html#link-44b31ca8https://www.nytimes.com/article/kyrie-irving-antisemitic.html#link-44b31ca8
     

    Interestingly, while they certainly showed Irving who's in charge of him, the ADL couldn't make Bezos take the silly film off of Amazon (and apparently it's on YouTube anyway), so now the Streisand effect is kicking in.

    Although Irving has denied promoting the film, 'Hebrews to Negroes' has skyrocketed in popularity since last week's Twitter post. The documentary was Amazon's top seller in Ethnic Studies as of Friday, and alternate versions or sequels held several of the remaining spots on the top-10 list. https://www.dailymail.co.uk/sport/sportsnews/fb-11390933/KYRIE-IRVINGS-TWEET-SPARKS-ANTI-SEMITIC-FILM.html
     
    Keeping eccentric black celebrities on the woke plantation by force is not a good look for the Coalition of the Fringes. Wake up Black People!

    https://lookmovie2.to/movies/view/9574524-hebrews-to-negroes-wake-up-black-america-2018

    Replies: @Polistra, @clifford brown, @silviosilver, @mc23, @Bardon Kaldian, @AnotherDad, @Almost Missouri, @Anon

  4. That sounds like the first paragraph of every Wikipedia page on any town, country, or State in North America. Don’t give them any money. It’s a scam.

    (I mean Wikipedia or all those indigenous people.)

    • Replies: @Auld Alliance
    @Achmed E. Newman


    Don’t give them any money. It’s a scam.

    (I mean Wikipedia or all those indigenous people.)
     
    Interestingly the words indigenous and indigent could both mean someone pleading poverty to get money from you.
  5. Acknowledge this!

    Funny thing: searching for “God gave us your land” brought up a whole lot of “Christian” Zionist sites.

    • Replies: @NOTA
    @Polistra

    Do the Mormons have a similar belief w.r.t. Utah being given to them by God?

  6. Let’s go back to when all of the world’s borders were correct.

    • Replies: @AnotherDad
    @Ghost of Bull Moose


    Let’s go back to when all of the world’s borders were correct.
     
    Good one. In the joke is the truth of it though. Human history is a story of invasion, slaughter and rape--conquest.

    If you want to live in a pleasant world ... let's just not do that anymore. Stop the invasions! Let's have borders where one group of people can live in their nation according to their norms, language, religion, culture ... and other people can live in theirs according to their norms and culture.

    This allows people to positively compete to make their individual patches really great--including not being overpopulated. And it preserves the glorious "diversity" of mankind we here so much about.

    Obvious fair minded common sense. So what's going on with the people that hate this idea?

    Replies: @Intelligent Dasein

  7. @clifford brown
    I think you missed the Black Hebrew Israelites in this mix.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x8no8ItMebQ

    They might be right about Tom Jones, though.

    Replies: @Anonymous, @Hypnotoad666

    The Black Scientologists too. L. Ron Hubbard was a black man:

    • Replies: @clifford brown
    @Anonymous

    Too bad Eric Andre is not funny.

    Strange as it sounds, Scientology has been infiltrating The Nation of Islam for about 15 years. Both cults are long in the tooth as far as cults go and I assume Scientology is cannibalizing the NOI. They both have UFO aspects to their theologies so the pairing is not as strange as it seems.

    , @Bardon Kaldian
    @Anonymous

    As crazy it may sound, Scientology sometimes "works".

    It is essentially a marriage of primitive gnosis and sci fi fantasy. But, apart from being a brainwashing & rapacious exploitatory cult, it may result in an individual's cathartic experience & expansion of consciousness. Scientology's "auditing" (E-meter) is nothing but accelerated psychoanalysis; most people don't get anything from it, but some repressed individuals may experience strong psycho-physical change when pent-up complexes literally explode. Then, they may feel a sort of "rebirth", followed by ecstatic bliss.

    Other cults & techniques can produce similar results (Charles Berner- Enlightenment intensive; Stanislav Grof- Holotropic breathing).

    I surmise that Travolta & Cruise had those experiences I call "small cosmic consciousness'', but got trapped in ego-trips & various ego-boosting delusions.

    Unlike Berner & Grof, Scientology is a malign exploitation machine, too. Castaneda was also a malign psycho guru, just like Hubbard (both invented lunatic pop-myths: in the case of L.R. Hubbard, it was a science fiction parody of gnosis, while with Castaneda it was a faux-shamanism he transformed into "Nagualism", which is an absolutely crazy cartoon of an initiatory cult).

    Miserable examples of decadent pop-gnosis.

  8. and finally the British, the nicest of the whole lot, shame we had to blow a few of them up, but who are we to question God’s will?”

    “And we were so grateful to the British for being so nice and defeating that guy Hitler that we helped undermine their country and tricked them into giving it away to the Third World so that those nice British people could die off.”

    • Replies: @JimDandy
    @Wilkey

    "And we even kidnapped and hanged two of their sergeants."

    Replies: @dearieme, @Jack D, @CharleszMartel

    , @Bill Jones
    @Wilkey

    Another reason why the British were the best of all: The Right Stuff.

    https://i.postimg.cc/jSrMLC0f/The-Right-Stuff.jpg


    Coming to a golf club near Steve if the Kagan's get their way.

    Replies: @Anon

    , @Jack D
    @Wilkey

    Sometimes when guests overstay their welcome in your house you have to give them certain hints that it's time to leave. The British did some "not nice" things too under their mandate, like hanging Jewish freedom fighters:

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

    Yes, everyone knows that the British (the UK is smaller than California) conquered an Empire that spanned the entire planet and ruled billions by being super nice. (British cars suck but their propaganda machine is absolutely 1st class).

    As far as undermining the UK, Britain has a tiny Jewish community and it generally supports the Conservative party so the situation is nothing like that of the US. What you describe is not true in the US either but it's especially not true in Britain.

    Replies: @dearieme, @Edmund, @Rich

  9. This Land Is Mine

    A brief history of the land called Israel/Palestine/Canaan/the Levant.
    Who’s-killing-who viewer’s guide here:
    https://blog.ninapaley.com/2012/10/01/this-land-is-mine/

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nina_Paley
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Seder-Masochism#Music

    • Thanks: Almost Missouri, Hrw-500
    • Replies: @Franz
    @MEH 0910


    This Land Is Mine
     
    The horror! Pat Boone tells the story behind the song, hearing the soundtrack to the movie "Exodus". Truly the devil works in mysterious ways:

    https://www.songfacts.com/facts/pat-boone/the-exodus-song-this-land-is-mine

    "It was Christmas Eve, and I was just trying to get an idea for a lyric to submit to a professional writer. I wasn't thinking of writing it myself then. But when I put the needle down on the record, my wife was begging me to stop doing that and help her get the presents under the tree so we could go to bed. So, when I heard it again for the 40th time, the words came - 'This land is mine.' And I thought, 'Wow, that is the whole message of Exodus.' And 'God gave this land to me.' It was like the melody was singing to me, itself. I started writing it down on the first piece of paper that I could find, so I wouldn't forget.

    And then, in 25 minutes, I had written the whole lyric - as if I was taking dictation. I turned over the piece of paper, and it was a Christmas card. Now, that Christmas card is on display on the wall of the Righteous Gentile in Yad Vashem, the holocaust museum in Jerusalem, where they asked if they could have whatever I wrote those words on, because they want every Jewish child in Israel to know those words by heart. And for a Christian Gentile guy from Nashville to have written those words, which have become virtually the second Jewish national anthem, is the milestone in my life."
     

    Replies: @Unintended Consequence

    , @Gary in Gramercy
    @MEH 0910

    "Let's not bicker and argue about who killed who..."

    https://youtu.be/9fxX0Ya4Uf0

    The perfect thing to say at a Passover seder.

    , @The Anti-Gnostic
    @MEH 0910

    Clever. And reminder of one of our great old guy's sayings, either Buffalo Joe or Buzz Mohawk: human history is waves, ebbing and flowing. If you don't hold, someone else will take.

    Paley, like a lot of Ashkenazi, is not showing up for the future but Jews with more blood-and-soil ethos will.

    I tend to agree with prognosticators who say Israel is going to get more Middle Eastern-y. The future majority non-white US is going to have other priorities and Israelis will have to figure out how to get along better with their fellow Semites. Don't American Jews already consider Israeli Jews kind of declasse'?

    Replies: @Almost Missouri, @Reg Cæsar, @Corvinus, @Colin Wright

  10. I’m sure I’ll get some details confused here, but I remember, about 1980 or so, probably during the height of the American Indian (AIM) movement, the Sioux were trying to get title to the Black Hills of South Dakota. The idea was getting some traction until the Crows stepped up to say, “Hey, wait a minute, the Whites chased you guys out of Minnesota and then you drove us out of the Black Hills.”
    Next the Pawnees laid claim to the Black Hills, even before the Crows, at that point the tribes said, “Never Mind!”

    • Thanks: mc23
    • LOL: guest007
    • Replies: @Curle
    @Hank Archer

    Same argument made by some Muskogee who are in confederation with the Yuchi who live in some undesirable part of South Carolina after the Spanish burned their villages and the Cherokee ‘stole’ their land and the Cherokee now have a nice profit turning casino in North Carolina while the Yuchi have bupkis.

  11. Humph…. It is true that Jews lived there ca. 2000 years ago or so. But guess- that changed. And who gave a bunch of British imperialists during WW1 (Balfour, Milnor, Samuel,..) the right to decide that Jews from all over the world should possess the land occupied, 99%, by Arab Muslims and Christians? This is a parody of colonialism. God- if he exists- is not a real estate agent. And without Nazi rise to power, let’s be frank, there would have been no Israel, because in the process of decolonization there would have been not enough Jews there (nobody would have moved to that ghastly area). True, Arabs were wrong both in 1948 and 1967. They should have recognized Israel within the 1948 borders & there would have been peace. But the Jewish side is to blame, mostly, for the current state of affairs. This is a clear example of ethnic cleansing, Israeli settlers/colonizers dehumanizing and pushing local Arabs out of their ancestral lands- it doesn’t matter that historical ancestors of contemporary Jews lived there 2000 or 3000 years ago (following that reasoning English Saxons should have the right to occupy German Saxony etc..) Pure and simple ethnic cleansing, more than apartheid, all in the name of religious fairy tales and legally “supported” by discarded British imperialist colonial scheming. There is absolutely no excuse for this state of affairs -and Palestinian Arabs share their part of responsibility for that, due to their intransigence & stubbornness, because they refuse to acknowledge any Jewish state, no matter which borders. Israelis and Arabs are maximalists, and this conflict will last until the end of time (whatever it may mean).

    • Replies: @Jim
    @Bardon Kaldian

    Ashkenazi Jews are genetically about 60% European and 40% Middle Eastern. The mitochondrial DNA is exclusively Southern European. The original Jewish mothers were Italian babes.

    We don’t know the genetics of the ancient Hebrews and in fact putting aside the Biblical myths we know almost nothing about the historical Hebrews. However it is likely that present day Palestinians have a lot more of the “blood of Abraham” than Ashkenazi Jews.

    Replies: @mc23, @Yahya, @Luke Lea

    , @Fluesterwitz
    @Bardon Kaldian


    True, Arabs were wrong both in 1948 and 1967.
     
    Wrong to want it in the first place or wrong to want it back?
    It appears you support the, rather hard-nosed, doctrine that if someone or other conquers a piece of real estate, they also ought keep it until somebody else moves in, and them out. Is your idea on immigration also informed by this notion of realism? If so, do you support open borders?
    Curious minds and such.
    , @Luke Lea
    @Bardon Kaldian

    The European community is ultimately responsible for the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, and not only because it was European anti-Semitism, culminating in the Holocaust, that drove the Jews out of Europe, but because it was Western statesmen on the allied side during World War I who decided to solve their Jewish problem by giving someone else's land away. See here for details: shorturl.at/jwGHM

    The conflict between Israel and the Palestinians will never be settled until Europe acknowledges its moral and historical responsibility for causing the conflict in the first place and agrees to compensate the Palestinian people for their losses as part of a final settlement. I discuss what such compensation might look like in the introduction to my book, Three Uneasy Pieces (about the Bible and History) which is available on Amazon.

    https://www.amazon.com/Three-Uneasy-Pieces-about-History/dp/B08PLX2W61/ref=sr_1_1?crid=2VRKSTN580RU5&keywords=Three+Uneasy+Pieces&qid=1644078185&sprefix=three+uneasy+pieces%2Caps%2C70&sr=8-1

    Replies: @J.Ross, @Yahya

  12. I don’t mean this in a rude way, but what is the point?

    • Replies: @J.Ross
    @Anonymous

    It does kind of come out of nowhere given recent posting trends, but you have to understand, Steve hangs with Ye every weekend. Ye is insane about golf.

    Replies: @slumber_j

    , @kaganovitch
    @Anonymous

    Steve's commenters have been particularly good this week und es kommt sie ein bisschen rindfleisch.

    Replies: @Jack D

  13. Droll, but I don’t think the Canaanites were the first. And there were Persians before the Macedonians.

    • Replies: @Jim
    @Twinkie

    Settled agricultural cultures have existed in this area for about 10,000 years. The historical Hebrews, of which we know almost nothing, probably were at their height about 1000 BC. The Jews of Hellenistic times were already a very different people from whatever was the historical reality of Hebrew tribes of 1000 BC.

    Replies: @Bill Jones

    , @Pixo
    @Twinkie

    “ I don’t think the Canaanites were the first.”

    “Canaanites” seems to be the accepted term for the entire initial Semitic population of the Southern Levant at the dawn of history, including proto-Jews who were likely a Canaanite subgroup.

    Replies: @Twinkie

  14. Anon[198] • Disclaimer says:

    Speculating that 2022-2025 will see a subtle, but real shift, of Israel away from the West. Netanyahu correctly understands the only plausible avenue for a viable Jewish state is through fundamentalist, low-iq birth rates. Anything less — via Muslim birth rates or Russia’s backing of Muslim states — and Israel is overwhelmed.

    Additionally, with interest rates rising, it’s drying up tech in the US. So the make-believe tech in Israel is definitely toast. Israel will likely coast on US Boomer fumes and handouts, which will get them to 2030. Beyond that, there will be a fundamental realignment. Potentially, pragmatic Israelis can put up with Russia or China, but it won’t be the US or Europe.

    • Replies: @Anonynoose
    @Anon

    Russia will be a smoldering ghost town in 2030 and China a low-tier elderly care center in 2030.

    Replies: @Redneck farmer

    , @That Would Be Telling
    @Anon


    So the make-believe tech in Israel is definitely toast.
     
    What garbage is this? You denying they've in times past designed and built their own jets and tanks (and for the latter made an innovation we're copying with our new light tank, put the engine in front to provide additional protection to the crew)? Iron Dome isn't a thing??

    About the highest tech we have today is fabricating semiconductors which is a field I've been following for decades. Per Wikipedia and memory, they've got four fabs, two now doing older processes which is starting with COVID became a very very hot thing. And two Intel, one of which is trying to like every other Intel 7 fab line make chips at acceptable yields, that is economically, but as far as I know it's none of their fault for that disaster. Before then I'm pretty sure I remember them successfully doing Intel's previous and for the time cutting edge 14 nm node.

    This is very real world stuff, very hard to do especially economically as the PRC was finding out before we dropped the hammer on Xi/the CCP, you make chips that work or you don't.

    I'm not saying this as a fan of Israel or Israeli Jews who frequently demonstrate themselves to be the enemies of all who live like their diaspora brethren, but to avoid our underestimating them. Know your enemy and all that.
    , @Pixo
    @Anon

    There’s no evidence that Jewish-Israeli birthrates are dysgenic as you allege.

    1. Ex USSR Ashkenazi-Slav hybrids have the lowest birthrate of Jewish groups. While around 105IQ, that’s not as high as pure AJs.

    2. Fertility is eugenic within traditional very high fertility AJ communities for the same reasons it was in the middle ages: larger family sizes for wealthier higher IQ men and eugenic marriage policies.

    3. Non-AJ Jewish groups have lower fertility than AJs.

    , @AnotherDad
    @Anon

    198--

    TWBT and Pixo have really covered the ground, but this doesn't really make much sense.

    Israel lacks "scale" and certainly must cooperate with other nations, but overall--excepting, of course, occupying a bunch of people who aren't part of its nation--Israel is in surprisingly good shape.

    As TWBT notes, they have smart folks able to operate industries at the leading edge of technology.

    And as Pixo notes, they--almost uniquely among modern nations--have a decent eugenic fertility picture. The biggest baby factories are precisely traditionalist Ashkenazi--the Hasids and other ultra-Orthodox. (Specifics left to kaganovitch.) I think they do have a serious problem, in that so many of those men are essentially parasities--men full time studying the Talmud, skipping army service, no useful employment, big welfare use. But the babies churned should not be disgenic. Israel just needs to lower the boom on the environmental side and demand that they carry their own weight--militarily and productively.

    Nonetheless, Israel has at least cracked the nut in terms getting intelligent modern women to take an interest in having babies, rather than "you go girl!" careerism and incessantly posting on Faceborg and Instawhore.

    May rough take of the future is we (America) are slumping toward Brazil. The Euros are committing suicide and the future is pretty much being handed to the Chinese without them having to do much of anything. But Israel has actually cracked the eugenic fertility nut while the Chinese still have not.

    Maybe white people should consider some of that ethno-nationalism stuff?

    Replies: @kaganovitch, @Twinkie

    , @Lockean Proviso
    @Anon

    Israel would gladly agree that China has a historic right to Taiwan just as Israel has a historic right to Palestine. After using the US for decades to fund them and fight wars in pursuit of their regional hegemony, they would cast us aside, dumbed down, riven by racial and religious division, infertile, and bankrupt. Of course, they will also assert that America and Europe belong to anyone but Europeans.

  15. @Anonymous
    @clifford brown

    The Black Scientologists too. L. Ron Hubbard was a black man:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yet2Q0M32GQ

    Replies: @clifford brown, @Bardon Kaldian

    Too bad Eric Andre is not funny.

    Strange as it sounds, Scientology has been infiltrating The Nation of Islam for about 15 years. Both cults are long in the tooth as far as cults go and I assume Scientology is cannibalizing the NOI. They both have UFO aspects to their theologies so the pairing is not as strange as it seems.

  16. “God gave us this land. But we’re not leaving Europe or North America.”

    • Agree: Polistra
    • Replies: @Gary in Gramercy
    @The Germ Theory of Disease

    What, John McCain had more homes than he could count -- or even remember, https://www.huffpost.com/entry/mccains-mansions-the-hous_b_119573 -- but we can't summer and winter in different countries?

    Replies: @The Germ Theory of Disease

  17. @Wilkey

    and finally the British, the nicest of the whole lot, shame we had to blow a few of them up, but who are we to question God’s will?”
     
    “And we were so grateful to the British for being so nice and defeating that guy Hitler that we helped undermine their country and tricked them into giving it away to the Third World so that those nice British people could die off.”

    Replies: @JimDandy, @Bill Jones, @Jack D

    “And we even kidnapped and hanged two of their sergeants.”

    • Agree: Gordo
    • Replies: @dearieme
    @JimDandy

    One of whom was Jewish.

    , @Jack D
    @JimDandy

    And what about the USS Liberty - you forgot to mention the Liberty!

    And people here say that Emmett Till was long ago. When it comes to their pet grievances, they are like elephants.

    How many British sergeants did the Germans kill in two world wars? Ten thousand times as many ? A hundred thousand? Maybe Stalin had it right: “The death of one man is a tragedy. The death of a million is a statistic.”

    But Germany and the UK are the best of friends now. All is forgiven.

    Replies: @JimDandy, @Buzz Mohawk

    , @CharleszMartel
    @JimDandy

    Yes, they did. Do you know why?

    The British were treating the guerilla fighters as terrorists and ignoring the rules of warfare. The guerillas had warned the British that if they hanged their prisoners, they would retaliate in kind.

    The British called their "bluff", and the guerillas then hung two British M.P.s that they had captured.

    Future guerilla prisoners were treated as prisoners of war, and there were no further hangings of prisoners on both sides.

    The same thing happened in the U.S. Revolutionary War

    It's unfortunate, but violence or threats of violence settle everything in human conflicts of any significance.

    Replies: @Colin Wright

  18. Have to price what that would cost on a t-shirt.

  19. Whenever people start in with that land acknowledgement schtick, they should be told: “Okay, you’re standing on land that belonged to the (fill in Indian tribe name here) people. So………Get the Hell off of it! Drift. Vamoose. Now!

    • Replies: @Graveldips
    @Mr. Anon

    Exactly. If you acknowledge that this was Indian land, why are you squatting on it?

  20. Sorry, I have dibs on it, since Neanderthals were at ‘Ein Qashish 70,000 years ago and I have some of their DNA. Plus I’m due a few billion in reparations and a harem.

    • LOL: James N. Kennett
  21. @Anon
    Speculating that 2022-2025 will see a subtle, but real shift, of Israel away from the West. Netanyahu correctly understands the only plausible avenue for a viable Jewish state is through fundamentalist, low-iq birth rates. Anything less -- via Muslim birth rates or Russia's backing of Muslim states -- and Israel is overwhelmed.

    Additionally, with interest rates rising, it's drying up tech in the US. So the make-believe tech in Israel is definitely toast. Israel will likely coast on US Boomer fumes and handouts, which will get them to 2030. Beyond that, there will be a fundamental realignment. Potentially, pragmatic Israelis can put up with Russia or China, but it won't be the US or Europe.

    Replies: @Anonynoose, @That Would Be Telling, @Pixo, @AnotherDad, @Lockean Proviso

    Russia will be a smoldering ghost town in 2030 and China a low-tier elderly care center in 2030.

    • Replies: @Redneck farmer
    @Anonynoose

    "Don't stop him, he's on a roll".

  22. @clifford brown
    I think you missed the Black Hebrew Israelites in this mix.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x8no8ItMebQ

    They might be right about Tom Jones, though.

    Replies: @Anonymous, @Hypnotoad666

    Like the Kanye contretemps that he avoided, Steve is missing out on the defenestration of Kyrie Irving, which is actually even more ridiculous. All he did was Tweet a link to a documentary that claims (with copious evidence I’m sure!), that blacks are the real Biblical chosen people. For that crime (and not making an unqualified oath of allegiance to the creed of anti-anti-Semitism), the Nets suspended him, Nike etc. canceled his endorsements, they made him donate $500,000 to the ADL, and then to generally crawl on his hands and knees for penance.

    By Nov. 3, Irving had not apologized, and he had not been clear about what content he disagreed with in the film. N.B.A. Commissioner Adam Silver said he would meet with Irving soon.

    “Kyrie Irving made a reckless decision to post a link to a film containing deeply offensive antisemitic material,” Silver said in a statement. He added: “I am disappointed that he has not offered an unqualified apology and more specifically denounced the vile and harmful content contained in the film he chose to publicize.”

    About 30 minutes after Silver’s statement, Irving spoke to reporters at a Nets practice: “I didn’t mean to cause any harm. I’m not the one that made the documentary.”

    When asked what specific points in the film he did not agree with, Irving responded vaguely. “Some of the criticism of the Jewish faith and the community, for sure,” he said. “Some points made in there that were unfortunate.” https://www.nytimes.com/article/kyrie-irving-antisemitic.html#link-44b31ca8https://www.nytimes.com/article/kyrie-irving-antisemitic.html#link-44b31ca8

    Interestingly, while they certainly showed Irving who’s in charge of him, the ADL couldn’t make Bezos take the silly film off of Amazon (and apparently it’s on YouTube anyway), so now the Streisand effect is kicking in.

    Although Irving has denied promoting the film, ‘Hebrews to Negroes’ has skyrocketed in popularity since last week’s Twitter post. The documentary was Amazon’s top seller in Ethnic Studies as of Friday, and alternate versions or sequels held several of the remaining spots on the top-10 list. https://www.dailymail.co.uk/sport/sportsnews/fb-11390933/KYRIE-IRVINGS-TWEET-SPARKS-ANTI-SEMITIC-FILM.html

    Keeping eccentric black celebrities on the woke plantation by force is not a good look for the Coalition of the Fringes. Wake up Black People!

    https://lookmovie2.to/movies/view/9574524-hebrews-to-negroes-wake-up-black-america-2018

    • Replies: @Polistra
    @Hypnotoad666

    https://i.ibb.co/xf0R8vT/i-img-photo-2014-0312-nba-a-silver-1296x729.jpg

    Replies: @LP5, @kaganovitch

    , @clifford brown
    @Hypnotoad666

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_l-YU5e9kfI

    Brother Kyrie was not cancelled for claiming the Earth Is Flat. This is a very serious, influential thinker, but he was not suspended from the The League because of his well developed theories about the shape of the Earth.

    Flat Earthism is the first step to realizing the Hollow Earth Truth.

    Steph Curry was not suspended for saying the Moon Landing Was Fake.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lN_3FfznXLE

    Replies: @Muggles

    , @silviosilver
    @Hypnotoad666


    Like the Kanye contretemps that he avoided, Steve is missing out on the defenestration of Kyrie Irving, which is actually even more ridiculous.
     
    I guess Sailer is one of les autres who have been encourager-ed by that 'ridiculous' defenestration.

    Replies: @AndrewR

    , @mc23
    @Hypnotoad666

    No one cares if the original Hebrews were Black. Who professes the religion today? I knew a Jewish girl who was enamored of the Kahzars. She could have cared less if Askenazi Jews had a physical kinship with the ancient Israeli's.

    The problem with the documentary is not the claims of Blacks in Israel but Holocaust denial and such. Just a silly Afo-Centric claim that is a cover to attack someone else.

    You have to profess a religion in order to be part of it. The Ethopian Jews were eventually accepted in spite of some serious doubts about their practices. I've seen it claimed that at one point Jews made up 10 percent of the Roman Empire yet the vast majority of those people stopped professing and their decendants have no right to claim to be Jewish unless they formally convert.

    , @Bardon Kaldian
    @Hypnotoad666

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

    Nubian King

    Listen people. "When you tear out a man's tongue, you are not proving him a liar, you're only telling the world that you fear what he might say"

    Catherine Frye

    Shalom Brother Dalton for all that you are doing in bringing the TRUTH to our people. I really appreciate you and your team for all the hard work. I will begin supporting your work monthly using my husband's Cash App. I pray that The Most High ABBA Yah Blessings upon You and your Family

    Lasheka

    I brought the book I’m already on chapter 14 when I tell you that book has opened my eyes to a lot of hidden truths it has I mean when I say I’m woke I am best book thus far

    Jimmy Jean Baptiste

    This information is priceless!!!! The enemy knows the clock is ticking...


    D j

    We fled to Africa to hide, and the ones that didn’t get captured they started taking up there rituals etc.

    Chevy Neeley

    God brought us back and made us suffer for this time and place ...The awakening...we are here because it's ours we had to come back here to our home when we left before slavery remember queen California and Grand canyon remember... remember who we are

    , @AnotherDad
    @Hypnotoad666

    Wow, we white people need some of that.

    The whole "anti-Semitism" deal is amazing. What other group in the world has bothered to manufacture a label for other peoples not liking them--and seriously who likes any middle-man minority? (for the obvious reasons)--and then been able to propagandize it into some sort official offense that's the worst thing ever?

    If we white people--you know the people that actually settled and built America--had a similar "anti-white-gentilism" offense, half the Jews in America would have their jobs and property confiscated have been tossed in prison on expelled.

    American Jews--regularly, routinely, every day--spew anti-white gentile abuse and invective, just as full of lies and fantasy as whatever Afro-centric nonsense this bozo was linking and far, far, far more destructive.

    Replies: @Almost Missouri

    , @Almost Missouri
    @Hypnotoad666

    I thought imitation was the sincerest form of flattery, yet now if a Gentile says, "But we're really Jews", apparently it's the worst thing ever.

    If you're not allowed to join and you're not allowed to criticize, ... what's left?

    Only conflict.

    The cause of certain historical patterns is ... becoming clearer.

    Replies: @Pixo

    , @Anon
    @Hypnotoad666

    I have come across various mixed-race people who have a certain percentage of black DNA, but also Jewish DNA. Those Jewish slave owners before 1861 apparently slept a lot with their slaves. This is one thing modern DNA testing has revealed, but there hasn't been much discussion of this yet.

    It's possible Kanye West had a DNA test done and it showed some Jewish ancestry, and he has some black friends with the same quirk, which is why he's been making his remarks that blacks are Jews. Smarter blacks have a higher probability of having some Jewish ancestry.

  23. @Bardon Kaldian
    Humph.... It is true that Jews lived there ca. 2000 years ago or so. But guess- that changed. And who gave a bunch of British imperialists during WW1 (Balfour, Milnor, Samuel,..) the right to decide that Jews from all over the world should possess the land occupied, 99%, by Arab Muslims and Christians? This is a parody of colonialism. God- if he exists- is not a real estate agent. And without Nazi rise to power, let's be frank, there would have been no Israel, because in the process of decolonization there would have been not enough Jews there (nobody would have moved to that ghastly area). True, Arabs were wrong both in 1948 and 1967. They should have recognized Israel within the 1948 borders & there would have been peace. But the Jewish side is to blame, mostly, for the current state of affairs. This is a clear example of ethnic cleansing, Israeli settlers/colonizers dehumanizing and pushing local Arabs out of their ancestral lands- it doesn't matter that historical ancestors of contemporary Jews lived there 2000 or 3000 years ago (following that reasoning English Saxons should have the right to occupy German Saxony etc..) Pure and simple ethnic cleansing, more than apartheid, all in the name of religious fairy tales and legally "supported" by discarded British imperialist colonial scheming. There is absolutely no excuse for this state of affairs -and Palestinian Arabs share their part of responsibility for that, due to their intransigence & stubbornness, because they refuse to acknowledge any Jewish state, no matter which borders. Israelis and Arabs are maximalists, and this conflict will last until the end of time (whatever it may mean).

    Replies: @Jim, @Fluesterwitz, @Luke Lea

    Ashkenazi Jews are genetically about 60% European and 40% Middle Eastern. The mitochondrial DNA is exclusively Southern European. The original Jewish mothers were Italian babes.

    We don’t know the genetics of the ancient Hebrews and in fact putting aside the Biblical myths we know almost nothing about the historical Hebrews. However it is likely that present day Palestinians have a lot more of the “blood of Abraham” than Ashkenazi Jews.

    • Replies: @mc23
    @Jim

    See the chart below. I can’t say how accurate it is but we know the Samaritans are the remnants of a people who have continuously occupied the ground. Given the information the Palestinians are the most closely related group to the Samaritans, probably Christianized Jews, most of whom converted to Islam.

    Interesting clustering of ethnic groups. Distinct but related



    https://twitter.com/ArainGang/status/1585039804441722880?s=20&t=YRWbkixoyGbyG1EYbTI6qA

    Replies: @Steve Sailer, @James N. Kennett

    , @Yahya
    @Jim


    Ashkenazi Jews are genetically about 60% European and 40% Middle Eastern. The mitochondrial DNA is exclusively Southern European. The original Jewish mothers were Italian babes.
     
    Minor nitpick: Ashkenazi Jews are roughly 45% Middle Eastern and 55% European. Of the latter component, 40% is Southern and 15% is Northern European. The Middle Eastern component isn't necessarily Palestinian per se, but could be from any place inhabited by Roman-period Jews from Alexandria up to Anatolia. The Southern European component is almost certainly Italian, though some could be Iberian. The Northern European admixture would've came from Central and Eastern Europeans where the Ashkenazim settled during their stay in Europe.

    It's more difficult to ascertain what percentage of Palestinian DNA is comprised of Canaanite stock, due to the fact that Arabian DNA shares a Natufian component with Canaanite samples. My guess based on the admixture graphs and PCA's i've seen is that Palestinians are roughly 80-85% Canaanite/Hebraic/Judaic, and 15-20% admixed with Arabian, Caucasian, Turkish and Sub-Saharan DNA. Palestinian Christians would likely be less admixed with the latter components; but I haven't seen separate samples of their DNA yet.

    So yes Palestinians likely retain more Hebraic ancestry than Ashkenazi Jews, which is probably obvious just going off phenotypes; AJ's look fairly distinct from any surrounding Middle Eastern population, whereas Palestinians look recognizably Middle Eastern and are difficult to visually separate from Samaritans, Druze, Iraqi Jews etc.

    But ultimately nearly every ethnic and sub-ethnic group in Israel/Palestine, except Ethiopian and perhaps Yemeni Jews, possess a large degree of "Hebraic" ancestry. In other words, all can claim to have ancestors who lived in the land at some particular point in history. This partly explains the intractability of the conflict.

    , @Luke Lea
    @Jim

    It's not the blood of Abraham, but the spirt of Abraham that counts.

    Replies: @Cutter

  24. @Twinkie
    Droll, but I don’t think the Canaanites were the first. And there were Persians before the Macedonians.

    Replies: @Jim, @Pixo

    Settled agricultural cultures have existed in this area for about 10,000 years. The historical Hebrews, of which we know almost nothing, probably were at their height about 1000 BC. The Jews of Hellenistic times were already a very different people from whatever was the historical reality of Hebrew tribes of 1000 BC.

    • Replies: @Bill Jones
    @Jim


    The historical Hebrews, of which we know almost nothing
     
    Everything they say we know is bullshit.
  25. @MEH 0910
    This Land Is Mine
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8tIdCsMufIY

    A brief history of the land called Israel/Palestine/Canaan/the Levant.
    Who's-killing-who viewer's guide here:
    https://blog.ninapaley.com/2012/10/01/this-land-is-mine/
     
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nina_Paley
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Seder-Masochism#Music

    Replies: @Franz, @Gary in Gramercy, @The Anti-Gnostic

    This Land Is Mine

    The horror! Pat Boone tells the story behind the song, hearing the soundtrack to the movie “Exodus”. Truly the devil works in mysterious ways:

    https://www.songfacts.com/facts/pat-boone/the-exodus-song-this-land-is-mine

    “It was Christmas Eve, and I was just trying to get an idea for a lyric to submit to a professional writer. I wasn’t thinking of writing it myself then. But when I put the needle down on the record, my wife was begging me to stop doing that and help her get the presents under the tree so we could go to bed. So, when I heard it again for the 40th time, the words came – ‘This land is mine.’ And I thought, ‘Wow, that is the whole message of Exodus.’ And ‘God gave this land to me.’ It was like the melody was singing to me, itself. I started writing it down on the first piece of paper that I could find, so I wouldn’t forget.

    And then, in 25 minutes, I had written the whole lyric – as if I was taking dictation. I turned over the piece of paper, and it was a Christmas card. Now, that Christmas card is on display on the wall of the Righteous Gentile in Yad Vashem, the holocaust museum in Jerusalem, where they asked if they could have whatever I wrote those words on, because they want every Jewish child in Israel to know those words by heart. And for a Christian Gentile guy from Nashville to have written those words, which have become virtually the second Jewish national anthem, is the milestone in my life.”

    • Replies: @Unintended Consequence
    @Franz

    The Boone's are also related to George Clooney and his Muslim wife. They are absolutely impressed with her wonderosness so don't any of you evil white racists say anything against her!

  26. @Hypnotoad666
    @clifford brown

    Like the Kanye contretemps that he avoided, Steve is missing out on the defenestration of Kyrie Irving, which is actually even more ridiculous. All he did was Tweet a link to a documentary that claims (with copious evidence I'm sure!), that blacks are the real Biblical chosen people. For that crime (and not making an unqualified oath of allegiance to the creed of anti-anti-Semitism), the Nets suspended him, Nike etc. canceled his endorsements, they made him donate $500,000 to the ADL, and then to generally crawl on his hands and knees for penance.


    By Nov. 3, Irving had not apologized, and he had not been clear about what content he disagreed with in the film. N.B.A. Commissioner Adam Silver said he would meet with Irving soon.

    “Kyrie Irving made a reckless decision to post a link to a film containing deeply offensive antisemitic material,” Silver said in a statement. He added: “I am disappointed that he has not offered an unqualified apology and more specifically denounced the vile and harmful content contained in the film he chose to publicize.”

    About 30 minutes after Silver’s statement, Irving spoke to reporters at a Nets practice: “I didn’t mean to cause any harm. I’m not the one that made the documentary.”

    When asked what specific points in the film he did not agree with, Irving responded vaguely. “Some of the criticism of the Jewish faith and the community, for sure,” he said. “Some points made in there that were unfortunate.” https://www.nytimes.com/article/kyrie-irving-antisemitic.html#link-44b31ca8https://www.nytimes.com/article/kyrie-irving-antisemitic.html#link-44b31ca8
     

    Interestingly, while they certainly showed Irving who's in charge of him, the ADL couldn't make Bezos take the silly film off of Amazon (and apparently it's on YouTube anyway), so now the Streisand effect is kicking in.

    Although Irving has denied promoting the film, 'Hebrews to Negroes' has skyrocketed in popularity since last week's Twitter post. The documentary was Amazon's top seller in Ethnic Studies as of Friday, and alternate versions or sequels held several of the remaining spots on the top-10 list. https://www.dailymail.co.uk/sport/sportsnews/fb-11390933/KYRIE-IRVINGS-TWEET-SPARKS-ANTI-SEMITIC-FILM.html
     
    Keeping eccentric black celebrities on the woke plantation by force is not a good look for the Coalition of the Fringes. Wake up Black People!

    https://lookmovie2.to/movies/view/9574524-hebrews-to-negroes-wake-up-black-america-2018

    Replies: @Polistra, @clifford brown, @silviosilver, @mc23, @Bardon Kaldian, @AnotherDad, @Almost Missouri, @Anon

    • Replies: @LP5
    @Polistra

    Silver could be the offspring of that creature in Alien.
    When was the last time you saw him together with Sigourney Weaver?

    , @kaganovitch
    @Polistra

    I could never understand how Silver rose to top of his chosen profession. He really looks like he sleeps in a crypt by day; a dead ringer for Nosferatu.

  27. And now for something completely different. I’ve read a bunch of winning Harvard application essays so you don’t have to. Tl;dr it helps to be foreign, or foreign-sounding.

    [MORE]

    Ye-Ye is the Mandarin word for “grandfather.” My Ye-Ye is a simple, ordinary person—not rich, not “successful”—but he is my greatest source of inspiration and I idolize him. 

    Ye-Ye still goes to the market today. At the age of seventy-eight, he bikes several kilometers each week to buy bags of fresh fruits and vegetables, and then bikes home to share them with his neighbors. 

    Reviewer: “Yueming shows his ability to learn from the experience of others, and he highlights his own resilience and the positive mindset he gained from Ye-Ye.”

    And now, the Jewish girl’s turn!

    Perhaps I am also drawn to makeup because as I peel back the layers, I am still wholly me. I am still the young girl staring wide-eyed at her reflection, earnestly questioning in an attempt to learn more about the world. Most importantly, I still carry an unflagging vigor to coalesce creativity and activism into palpable change, one brushstroke at a time.

    Review: “The student’s essay compliments her larger admissions profile in which the reader learns about years of advocacy, sustainable practices, and intentions to positively impact her community.”

    (Yes, the essay critics can’t spell. Most of them have third-world names.)

    Did that one make you retch? There’s more:

    If dissecting boluses can be so interesting, imagine the things I’ve yet to discover! I play piano and can see myself dedicating my life to the instrument, but I can’t bear to think of everything else I’d have to miss. I’d love to study albatrosses, but also particle physics or history, and preferably all three. At this point in my life, I can’t imagine picking just one area. At the same time, though, I love studying subjects in depth. I tend to get overwhelmed by my options, since I can’t possibly choose them all. But at least I know I’ll never be bored in life: there are just too many subjects to learn about, books to read, pieces to play, albatrosses to save, and boluses to dissect.

    “Taras” is unfortunately white male adjacent so he must be a genius.
     

    Reaching, stretching, grabbing, flinging … My fear no longer shields me. I find my old passion for ballet, and remember the grace and poise that can nevertheless convey every color of emotion. Playing it safe will leave me part of the backdrop; only by taking risks can I step into the limelight. Maybe I’ll fall, but the rush is worth it. I’ll captain an all-male science bowl team, run a marathon, audition for a musical, and embrace the physical and intellectual elation of taking risks.

    “Lisa” wants to take risks and truly grow! Critic Val Misra says: “Lisa’s brand values seamlessly flow throughout the essay: creativity, determination, overcoming obstacles, self-reflection, growth through risk and, of course, passion!”

    After three days of ostracism, James broke down during a game of soccer. Tears streaming down his cheeks, he slumped off the field, head in his hands. I jogged toward him, my forehead creased with concern. Some campers loudly remarked, “Why is that creep crying?” Furious indignation leaped into my heart. They were the ones who “accidentally” bumped into him and called him “James the Freak.” It was their cruelty that caused his meltdown, and now they were mocking him for it. 

    Camp counselor Charles Wong stands up for the little guy! Fortunately none of the critics is sharp enough to identify fabrications:

    “The reader can feel his concern; Charles walks us through his genuine dilemma. Additionally, the acts of kindness he describes—the pep talks, the hugs—offer insight into his character. The decision to include these details paint Charles as a kind and bright personality, something of value on any college campus.”

    Raised with my great-grandmother, grandparents, and parents all under one roof, I never lacked a consultant to help me transcribe Korean holiday dates from the lunar calendar onto my schedule.

    (I skipped the rest of that one.)

    …….

     

    I treasure the regular midnight chats with my brother as we indulge in batter while baking cupcakes for a friend’s birthday, keeping our voices hushed to avoid waking our mom and facing her “salmonella is in your near future” lecture. Yet, some of my fondest memories involve talking to people with whom I share nothing in common. Whether my conversations are about the Qatari coach’s research on Kuwait’s female voting patterns…

    Did “Michelle Choi” mean batter or banter?? Who cares.

    Several years ago, my mother told me I listen to “white people music.” And I suppose that’s true—rock ‘n’ roll tends to spring from the middle-class basements of young, white men. Though I did point out that its origins trace back to jazz musicians of the Harlem Renaissance. Also that one of the greatest guitarists of all time—dear Mr.Hendrix; may he rest in peace—was black.

    In my girls’s prep school, the goal was to be blond and good at soccer. I was neither, which automatically deemed me “uncool”…

    I’ll do what makes me happy and change what doesn’t. I’ll wear Doc Martens instead of Uggs; I’ll partake in a grande pumpkin spice latte; I’ll watch Gossip Girl; I’ll blare my favorite guitar solo over the speakers in my room.

    This black chick is so edgy! ADMIT!

    For years, my family and I found ourselves moving from country to country in hopes of a better future. Factors, such as war and lack of academic opportunities, led my parents to pack their bags and embark on a new journey for our family around the world. Our arduous journey first began in Kuçovë, Albania, then Athens, Greece, and then eventually, Boston, Massachusetts. Throughout those years, although my family always had a roof over our heads, I never had a place I could call “home.”

    Thus, unlike a typical thirteen-year-old girl’s conversations, my phone calls did not involve the mention of makeup, shoes, or boys. Instead, my conversations were composed of terms, such as “fixed-rate mortgages,” “preapprovals,” and “down payments.” 

    Eda buys a house for her parents! Reviewer says: “Honest. Heartbreaking. Powerful.”

    ….

    “Michelle” recalls visiting the countryside with her grandfather in China.

    But nothing could stay the same. I moved to America and as the weekly excursions to the mountainside ended, so did our lessons in nature and science. Although six thousand miles away, I would never forget how my grandpa’s wrinkles creased when he smiled or how he always smelled like mountain flowers.

     I received a gold medal at the top of the podium at the California Tae Kwon Do Competition.

    That’ll come in handy when Michelle is attacked on the T by some guys who aren’t exactly white male adjacent.

    https://www.thecrimson.com/topic/sponsored-successful-harvard-essays-2022/

    • Thanks: Almost Missouri, Renard, ic1000
    • Replies: @J.Ross
    @Polistra

    "Taras" is the archetypical Ukrainian male given name, it's like an Irishman being named Padraig, or Tim. These essays make a reader look forward to a Zardozian future in which these "people" are made to farm at gunpoint.

    Replies: @Kylie

    , @Gary in Gramercy
    @Polistra

    I saw that piece: since I write and edit application essays for aspiring college students (grad/professional school applicants, too), I take a keen interest in what admissions officers say about the Common App essay.

    These particular critics, if actually employed by an elite admissions office, must be rookies or otherwise easily impressed. Most experienced professionals strongly advise against what they refer to, derisively, as "the Grandparent Essay." The focus should always be on what makes you, the applicant, distinctive or unique. "Grandma isn't applying to Harvard: you are."

    By the way, I read through the "successful Harvard essays," and to the extent they aren't complete fiction, they benefited from some professional editing or "massaging." (No "happy ending" jokes, thanks.) It's the rare 17-year-old who can write and edit an essay like this -- the best chance to distinguish oneself from all the other perfect applicants, so the pressure is immense -- without considerable outside input. (By that I don't mean having Mom and Dad, and maybe your junior year English teacher, look it over for spelling errors.)

    I did like "Charles Wong's" account of being a camp counselor, though: as the critic pointed out, Charles followed the first rule for such essays: "Show, don't tell." (The second: "Less is more.")

    Replies: @Anon

    , @kaganovitch
    @Polistra

    Ye-Ye is the Mandarin word for “grandfather.” My Ye-Ye is a simple, ordinary person—not rich, not “successful”—but he is my greatest source of inspiration and I idolize him.

    Wait till Kanye hears about this! Is the World ready for 'YeYeYeezy'?

    Replies: @The Germ Theory of Disease

    , @Jim Don Bob
    @Polistra

    My daughter wrote this for her college essay, and I think it helped get her admitted because it was off beat. The general idea was mine, but she wrote it. I did a bit of proof reading but that's it.


    The Top Five Things I Have Learned About My Life So Far:
    (With Apologies to David Letterman)

    I know that most college essays are supposed to outline your leadership skills, challenges you have overcome, and other things along those lines. I, however, do not want to write one of those generic essays where you already know what happens because you have already heard the same story just with different people and a different setting. Instead, I am going to write about the top five things I have learned about my life so far, because I am just a seventeen year-old girl who has led a wonderful life with very little misery and strife.

    Number 1: Things are not always what they appear. I first learned this when I was in Pre-Kindergarten at Saint Agnes. We started each day with prayer and announcements over an intercom, but I had never seen an intercom before. The first time I heard this I was amazed! I had no idea who was talking or where they were. I concluded that it was Mary, the mother of God, because after all we were praying. I went home and told my parents who explained what an intercom was.

    Number 2: Things are not always meant literally. One day after school when I was in Kindergarten, my older sister came home and told my family and me at dinner that a boy in her class had an accident. I asked if he had a change of clothes, because to me, having an accident meant that you had wet your pants.

    Number 3: As much as I would like to think otherwise, my parents know what they’re talking about and usually do know what is best for me. One Halloween, I got a ton of candy, more than ten pounds. Despite my parents warning about getting a stomach ache from eating too much candy, I decided to eat all I wanted. A few hours later, I had that stomach ache they warned me about, and at that point I wished that I had listened.

    Number 4:You make your own experiences; if you think something is going to be terrible, it will be. Seniors at my school are required to go on an overnight retreat to Camp Happyland. The name alone made me want to fake an illness and not go! I was dreading this whole experience until I thought to myself on the bus when we were leaving that I could either think it will be terrible and have a bad attitude, or I could think it will be fine and have a good attitude. I chose the latter, and I actually enjoyed myself on this retreat. I made two new friends and got to know my other friends better.

    Number 5: Don’t take things or people for granted because they won’t last forever. Over the summer, I lost my precious dog, Dexter. He was a very healthy and strong dog. My family was on vacation at our cottage in Canada, and on the second night, Dexter started losing motor control and having trouble breathing. We called two veterinarians and described his symptoms to see if they could diagnose him. We couldn’t take him anywhere that night because by that time everything was closed, and we also live thirty minutes from the nearest town. We took him to the veterinarian Sunday morning, but they could no longer help him by Monday. So we drove a couple hundred miles with Dexter on oxygen, to get the best care for him. Seventy-two hours and about five hundred miles later, they had to euthanize him. If we hadn’t done that then he would have asphyxiated, and we wanted to end his suffering because he had already been through so much. I am so grateful to have had three and a half years with Dexter. I only wish that I knew what it was that made him so sick so fast, and I that he hadn’t suffered as much as he did.
     

  28. @Anonynoose
    @Anon

    Russia will be a smoldering ghost town in 2030 and China a low-tier elderly care center in 2030.

    Replies: @Redneck farmer

    “Don’t stop him, he’s on a roll”.

  29. @Mr. Anon
    Whenever people start in with that land acknowledgement schtick, they should be told: "Okay, you're standing on land that belonged to the (fill in Indian tribe name here) people. So.........Get the Hell off of it! Drift. Vamoose. Now!

    Replies: @Graveldips

    Exactly. If you acknowledge that this was Indian land, why are you squatting on it?

  30. @Hypnotoad666
    @clifford brown

    Like the Kanye contretemps that he avoided, Steve is missing out on the defenestration of Kyrie Irving, which is actually even more ridiculous. All he did was Tweet a link to a documentary that claims (with copious evidence I'm sure!), that blacks are the real Biblical chosen people. For that crime (and not making an unqualified oath of allegiance to the creed of anti-anti-Semitism), the Nets suspended him, Nike etc. canceled his endorsements, they made him donate $500,000 to the ADL, and then to generally crawl on his hands and knees for penance.


    By Nov. 3, Irving had not apologized, and he had not been clear about what content he disagreed with in the film. N.B.A. Commissioner Adam Silver said he would meet with Irving soon.

    “Kyrie Irving made a reckless decision to post a link to a film containing deeply offensive antisemitic material,” Silver said in a statement. He added: “I am disappointed that he has not offered an unqualified apology and more specifically denounced the vile and harmful content contained in the film he chose to publicize.”

    About 30 minutes after Silver’s statement, Irving spoke to reporters at a Nets practice: “I didn’t mean to cause any harm. I’m not the one that made the documentary.”

    When asked what specific points in the film he did not agree with, Irving responded vaguely. “Some of the criticism of the Jewish faith and the community, for sure,” he said. “Some points made in there that were unfortunate.” https://www.nytimes.com/article/kyrie-irving-antisemitic.html#link-44b31ca8https://www.nytimes.com/article/kyrie-irving-antisemitic.html#link-44b31ca8
     

    Interestingly, while they certainly showed Irving who's in charge of him, the ADL couldn't make Bezos take the silly film off of Amazon (and apparently it's on YouTube anyway), so now the Streisand effect is kicking in.

    Although Irving has denied promoting the film, 'Hebrews to Negroes' has skyrocketed in popularity since last week's Twitter post. The documentary was Amazon's top seller in Ethnic Studies as of Friday, and alternate versions or sequels held several of the remaining spots on the top-10 list. https://www.dailymail.co.uk/sport/sportsnews/fb-11390933/KYRIE-IRVINGS-TWEET-SPARKS-ANTI-SEMITIC-FILM.html
     
    Keeping eccentric black celebrities on the woke plantation by force is not a good look for the Coalition of the Fringes. Wake up Black People!

    https://lookmovie2.to/movies/view/9574524-hebrews-to-negroes-wake-up-black-america-2018

    Replies: @Polistra, @clifford brown, @silviosilver, @mc23, @Bardon Kaldian, @AnotherDad, @Almost Missouri, @Anon

    Brother Kyrie was not cancelled for claiming the Earth Is Flat. This is a very serious, influential thinker, but he was not suspended from the The League because of his well developed theories about the shape of the Earth.

    Flat Earthism is the first step to realizing the Hollow Earth Truth.

    Steph Curry was not suspended for saying the Moon Landing Was Fake.

    • Thanks: HammerJack
    • Replies: @Muggles
    @clifford brown


    Steph Curry was not suspended for saying the Moon Landing Was Fake.
     
    Steph Curry is the 3 Pointer King!

    The others, well, not so much.

    Steph stays, the others have to attend Silver's Re-Education Camp. (Sorry fellas, no bacon...)
  31. Anonymous[287] • Disclaimer says:

    Never mind all that.

    The prevailing political class orthodoxy – in what are for now majority European descended populations – is that ‘the land’ basically is up for grabs to anyone who merely shows up and squats on it, the squatters having a stronger case over the ‘rights’ acceding to residing on the land than those of ancient provenance and lineage.

    Historically speaking pretty bizarre and unprecedented – in its own way equivalent to Elon Musk saying all of his fortune ‘belongs’ to anyone who just shows up and takes it -, but, you must admit that the streamlined simplicity of this new and omnipotent dogma does untangle the ‘Abraham beget …’ conundrums that a certain Levantine nation.

  32. @Jim
    @Bardon Kaldian

    Ashkenazi Jews are genetically about 60% European and 40% Middle Eastern. The mitochondrial DNA is exclusively Southern European. The original Jewish mothers were Italian babes.

    We don’t know the genetics of the ancient Hebrews and in fact putting aside the Biblical myths we know almost nothing about the historical Hebrews. However it is likely that present day Palestinians have a lot more of the “blood of Abraham” than Ashkenazi Jews.

    Replies: @mc23, @Yahya, @Luke Lea

    See the chart below. I can’t say how accurate it is but we know the Samaritans are the remnants of a people who have continuously occupied the ground. Given the information the Palestinians are the most closely related group to the Samaritans, probably Christianized Jews, most of whom converted to Islam.

    Interesting clustering of ethnic groups. Distinct but related

    • Replies: @Steve Sailer
    @mc23

    Right. I've never heard anybody doubt that the Samaritans in Israel aren't directly descended from the Samaritans Jesus talked about.

    Replies: @dearieme, @Odin, @Corvinus

    , @James N. Kennett
    @mc23

    Because the Holocaust happened only 80 years ago, we tend to forget that the Ashkenazim are demographically a huge success. Contrast with the Samaritans, who have fewer than 1,000 survivors and issues with inbreeding.

    Replies: @mc23

  33. Who cares?

    I am 100% Croatian, and my ancestry is- I guess, I never bothered with genealogy tests – Croatian, pre-1463 Bosnian, Czech, Afghan Pushtu, German and Russian.

    Identity is not ancestry.

    Jews have retained their historical-cultural-ethnic individuality & connection to the land they’d been booted from. Local Arabs are, re. identity, newcomers.

    Not there’s anything wrong with that …

  34. Example number 2784128974 of why conservative morons cannot do humor.

    This is pure anti-Semitism

    I take pleasure in the fact that you vicious subhumans will lose.

    No one will follow your religion. Your features will die out. You are done

    You will lose the election

    Die now and curse in vain

    • Replies: @Bardon Kaldian
    @Ebony Obelisk

    https://qph.cf2.quoracdn.net/main-qimg-fdb3d115ac74a8733894844b80fb55b9

    , @Muggles
    @Ebony Obelisk

    So they gave you back your computer privileges, did they?

    Now learn to keep your keyboard Hate under control...

  35. @mc23
    @Jim

    See the chart below. I can’t say how accurate it is but we know the Samaritans are the remnants of a people who have continuously occupied the ground. Given the information the Palestinians are the most closely related group to the Samaritans, probably Christianized Jews, most of whom converted to Islam.

    Interesting clustering of ethnic groups. Distinct but related



    https://twitter.com/ArainGang/status/1585039804441722880?s=20&t=YRWbkixoyGbyG1EYbTI6qA

    Replies: @Steve Sailer, @James N. Kennett

    Right. I’ve never heard anybody doubt that the Samaritans in Israel aren’t directly descended from the Samaritans Jesus talked about.

    • Replies: @dearieme
    @Steve Sailer

    As I understand it the Samaritans were heretical Hebrews in that they didn't kowtow to the temple priests in Jerusalem but had their own temple. Did they really inbreed so thoroughly that they are still essentially the same mob a couple of thousand years later? Maybe so.

    https://digitalcommons.wayne.edu/humbiol_preprints/40/
    says "This result supports the position of the Samaritans that they are descendants from the tribes of Israel dating to before the Assyrian exile in 722–720 BCE."

    Has anyone got a link to more recent work?

    , @Odin
    @Steve Sailer


    I’ve never heard anybody doubt that the Samaritans in Israel aren’t directly descended from the Samaritans Jesus talked about.
     
    Unpacking the triple negative, this seems to say today's Samaritans are not descended from the ones Jesus spoke of. Is that the intent?
    , @Corvinus
    @Steve Sailer

    So if it’s all about land acknowledgement, do the “real Americans” have ultimate claim over the U.S.? After all, God is on their side, right? “Real Americans” should a lesson from Israel and hold their civilization as tight as they can, away from vibrants and undesirables. Because thats what you come across as supporting.

    Replies: @William Badwhite

  36. @Achmed E. Newman
    That sounds like the first paragraph of every Wikipedia page on any town, country, or State in North America. Don't give them any money. It's a scam.

    (I mean Wikipedia or all those indigenous people.)

    Replies: @Auld Alliance

    Don’t give them any money. It’s a scam.

    (I mean Wikipedia or all those indigenous people.)

    Interestingly the words indigenous and indigent could both mean someone pleading poverty to get money from you.

  37. @Hypnotoad666
    @clifford brown

    Like the Kanye contretemps that he avoided, Steve is missing out on the defenestration of Kyrie Irving, which is actually even more ridiculous. All he did was Tweet a link to a documentary that claims (with copious evidence I'm sure!), that blacks are the real Biblical chosen people. For that crime (and not making an unqualified oath of allegiance to the creed of anti-anti-Semitism), the Nets suspended him, Nike etc. canceled his endorsements, they made him donate $500,000 to the ADL, and then to generally crawl on his hands and knees for penance.


    By Nov. 3, Irving had not apologized, and he had not been clear about what content he disagreed with in the film. N.B.A. Commissioner Adam Silver said he would meet with Irving soon.

    “Kyrie Irving made a reckless decision to post a link to a film containing deeply offensive antisemitic material,” Silver said in a statement. He added: “I am disappointed that he has not offered an unqualified apology and more specifically denounced the vile and harmful content contained in the film he chose to publicize.”

    About 30 minutes after Silver’s statement, Irving spoke to reporters at a Nets practice: “I didn’t mean to cause any harm. I’m not the one that made the documentary.”

    When asked what specific points in the film he did not agree with, Irving responded vaguely. “Some of the criticism of the Jewish faith and the community, for sure,” he said. “Some points made in there that were unfortunate.” https://www.nytimes.com/article/kyrie-irving-antisemitic.html#link-44b31ca8https://www.nytimes.com/article/kyrie-irving-antisemitic.html#link-44b31ca8
     

    Interestingly, while they certainly showed Irving who's in charge of him, the ADL couldn't make Bezos take the silly film off of Amazon (and apparently it's on YouTube anyway), so now the Streisand effect is kicking in.

    Although Irving has denied promoting the film, 'Hebrews to Negroes' has skyrocketed in popularity since last week's Twitter post. The documentary was Amazon's top seller in Ethnic Studies as of Friday, and alternate versions or sequels held several of the remaining spots on the top-10 list. https://www.dailymail.co.uk/sport/sportsnews/fb-11390933/KYRIE-IRVINGS-TWEET-SPARKS-ANTI-SEMITIC-FILM.html
     
    Keeping eccentric black celebrities on the woke plantation by force is not a good look for the Coalition of the Fringes. Wake up Black People!

    https://lookmovie2.to/movies/view/9574524-hebrews-to-negroes-wake-up-black-america-2018

    Replies: @Polistra, @clifford brown, @silviosilver, @mc23, @Bardon Kaldian, @AnotherDad, @Almost Missouri, @Anon

    Like the Kanye contretemps that he avoided, Steve is missing out on the defenestration of Kyrie Irving, which is actually even more ridiculous.

    I guess Sailer is one of les autres who have been encourager-ed by that ‘ridiculous’ defenestration.

    • Replies: @AndrewR
    @silviosilver

    It would be: encouragé

    Steve is busy working on an article about golf course architecture... He can't be bothered by trivial things like A-list celebs getting cancelled for not worshipping Jews enough

  38. @Gordo
    Then we added a few bits like the Golan Heights because God wanted us to have a ski resort.

    Replies: @J, @Not Raul

    God also gave us those wonderful beach resorts on the Red Sea, but America forced us to give them back to the Egyptians.

  39. @Hypnotoad666
    @clifford brown

    Like the Kanye contretemps that he avoided, Steve is missing out on the defenestration of Kyrie Irving, which is actually even more ridiculous. All he did was Tweet a link to a documentary that claims (with copious evidence I'm sure!), that blacks are the real Biblical chosen people. For that crime (and not making an unqualified oath of allegiance to the creed of anti-anti-Semitism), the Nets suspended him, Nike etc. canceled his endorsements, they made him donate $500,000 to the ADL, and then to generally crawl on his hands and knees for penance.


    By Nov. 3, Irving had not apologized, and he had not been clear about what content he disagreed with in the film. N.B.A. Commissioner Adam Silver said he would meet with Irving soon.

    “Kyrie Irving made a reckless decision to post a link to a film containing deeply offensive antisemitic material,” Silver said in a statement. He added: “I am disappointed that he has not offered an unqualified apology and more specifically denounced the vile and harmful content contained in the film he chose to publicize.”

    About 30 minutes after Silver’s statement, Irving spoke to reporters at a Nets practice: “I didn’t mean to cause any harm. I’m not the one that made the documentary.”

    When asked what specific points in the film he did not agree with, Irving responded vaguely. “Some of the criticism of the Jewish faith and the community, for sure,” he said. “Some points made in there that were unfortunate.” https://www.nytimes.com/article/kyrie-irving-antisemitic.html#link-44b31ca8https://www.nytimes.com/article/kyrie-irving-antisemitic.html#link-44b31ca8
     

    Interestingly, while they certainly showed Irving who's in charge of him, the ADL couldn't make Bezos take the silly film off of Amazon (and apparently it's on YouTube anyway), so now the Streisand effect is kicking in.

    Although Irving has denied promoting the film, 'Hebrews to Negroes' has skyrocketed in popularity since last week's Twitter post. The documentary was Amazon's top seller in Ethnic Studies as of Friday, and alternate versions or sequels held several of the remaining spots on the top-10 list. https://www.dailymail.co.uk/sport/sportsnews/fb-11390933/KYRIE-IRVINGS-TWEET-SPARKS-ANTI-SEMITIC-FILM.html
     
    Keeping eccentric black celebrities on the woke plantation by force is not a good look for the Coalition of the Fringes. Wake up Black People!

    https://lookmovie2.to/movies/view/9574524-hebrews-to-negroes-wake-up-black-america-2018

    Replies: @Polistra, @clifford brown, @silviosilver, @mc23, @Bardon Kaldian, @AnotherDad, @Almost Missouri, @Anon

    No one cares if the original Hebrews were Black. Who professes the religion today? I knew a Jewish girl who was enamored of the Kahzars. She could have cared less if Askenazi Jews had a physical kinship with the ancient Israeli’s.

    The problem with the documentary is not the claims of Blacks in Israel but Holocaust denial and such. Just a silly Afo-Centric claim that is a cover to attack someone else.

    You have to profess a religion in order to be part of it. The Ethopian Jews were eventually accepted in spite of some serious doubts about their practices. I’ve seen it claimed that at one point Jews made up 10 percent of the Roman Empire yet the vast majority of those people stopped professing and their decendants have no right to claim to be Jewish unless they formally convert.

  40. @Anonymous
    I don’t mean this in a rude way, but what is the point?

    Replies: @J.Ross, @kaganovitch

    It does kind of come out of nowhere given recent posting trends, but you have to understand, Steve hangs with Ye every weekend. Ye is insane about golf.

    • Replies: @slumber_j
    @J.Ross

    And in precisely the same way, this bonus golf-architectural content is perpetually on-topic here...

    At long last the Lidoites have found a new homeland for their people! I predict a Forever War with the latter-day Wisconsinite occupants, but where G_d's will is involved you gotta break some eggs once in a while:

    https://youtu.be/erdUBTiIPtU

    Replies: @LP5

  41. @Polistra
    And now for something completely different. I've read a bunch of winning Harvard application essays so you don't have to. Tl;dr it helps to be foreign, or foreign-sounding.


    Ye-Ye is the Mandarin word for “grandfather.” My Ye-Ye is a simple, ordinary person—not rich, not “successful”—but he is my greatest source of inspiration and I idolize him. 

    Ye-Ye still goes to the market today. At the age of seventy-eight, he bikes several kilometers each week to buy bags of fresh fruits and vegetables, and then bikes home to share them with his neighbors. 
     

    Reviewer: "Yueming shows his ability to learn from the experience of others, and he highlights his own resilience and the positive mindset he gained from Ye-Ye."

    And now, the Jewish girl's turn!


    Perhaps I am also drawn to makeup because as I peel back the layers, I am still wholly me. I am still the young girl staring wide-eyed at her reflection, earnestly questioning in an attempt to learn more about the world. Most importantly, I still carry an unflagging vigor to coalesce creativity and activism into palpable change, one brushstroke at a time.

    Review: "The student’s essay compliments her larger admissions profile in which the reader learns about years of advocacy, sustainable practices, and intentions to positively impact her community."
     

    (Yes, the essay critics can't spell. Most of them have third-world names.)

    Did that one make you retch? There's more:


    If dissecting boluses can be so interesting, imagine the things I’ve yet to discover! I play piano and can see myself dedicating my life to the instrument, but I can’t bear to think of everything else I’d have to miss. I’d love to study albatrosses, but also particle physics or history, and preferably all three. At this point in my life, I can’t imagine picking just one area. At the same time, though, I love studying subjects in depth. I tend to get overwhelmed by my options, since I can’t possibly choose them all. But at least I know I’ll never be bored in life: there are just too many subjects to learn about, books to read, pieces to play, albatrosses to save, and boluses to dissect.
     
    "Taras" is unfortunately white male adjacent so he must be a genius.
     

    Reaching, stretching, grabbing, flinging ... My fear no longer shields me. I find my old passion for ballet, and remember the grace and poise that can nevertheless convey every color of emotion. Playing it safe will leave me part of the backdrop; only by taking risks can I step into the limelight. Maybe I’ll fall, but the rush is worth it. I’ll captain an all-male science bowl team, run a marathon, audition for a musical, and embrace the physical and intellectual elation of taking risks.
     
    "Lisa" wants to take risks and truly grow! Critic Val Misra says: "Lisa’s brand values seamlessly flow throughout the essay: creativity, determination, overcoming obstacles, self-reflection, growth through risk and, of course, passion!"

    After three days of ostracism, James broke down during a game of soccer. Tears streaming down his cheeks, he slumped off the field, head in his hands. I jogged toward him, my forehead creased with concern. Some campers loudly remarked, “Why is that creep crying?” Furious indignation leaped into my heart. They were the ones who “accidentally” bumped into him and called him “James the Freak.” It was their cruelty that caused his meltdown, and now they were mocking him for it. 
     
    Camp counselor Charles Wong stands up for the little guy! Fortunately none of the critics is sharp enough to identify fabrications:

    "The reader can feel his concern; Charles walks us through his genuine dilemma. Additionally, the acts of kindness he describes—the pep talks, the hugs—offer insight into his character. The decision to include these details paint Charles as a kind and bright personality, something of value on any college campus."


    Raised with my great-grandmother, grandparents, and parents all under one roof, I never lacked a consultant to help me transcribe Korean holiday dates from the lunar calendar onto my schedule.

     

    (I skipped the rest of that one.)

    .......


     


    I treasure the regular midnight chats with my brother as we indulge in batter while baking cupcakes for a friend’s birthday, keeping our voices hushed to avoid waking our mom and facing her “salmonella is in your near future” lecture. Yet, some of my fondest memories involve talking to people with whom I share nothing in common. Whether my conversations are about the Qatari coach’s research on Kuwait’s female voting patterns...

     

    Did "Michelle Choi" mean batter or banter?? Who cares.

    Several years ago, my mother told me I listen to “white people music.” And I suppose that’s true—rock 'n' roll tends to spring from the middle-class basements of young, white men. Though I did point out that its origins trace back to jazz musicians of the Harlem Renaissance. Also that one of the greatest guitarists of all time—dear Mr.Hendrix; may he rest in peace—was black.

    In my girls’s prep school, the goal was to be blond and good at soccer. I was neither, which automatically deemed me “uncool”...

    I’ll do what makes me happy and change what doesn’t. I’ll wear Doc Martens instead of Uggs; I’ll partake in a grande pumpkin spice latte; I’ll watch Gossip Girl; I’ll blare my favorite guitar solo over the speakers in my room.
     

    This black chick is so edgy! ADMIT!

    For years, my family and I found ourselves moving from country to country in hopes of a better future. Factors, such as war and lack of academic opportunities, led my parents to pack their bags and embark on a new journey for our family around the world. Our arduous journey first began in Kuçovë, Albania, then Athens, Greece, and then eventually, Boston, Massachusetts. Throughout those years, although my family always had a roof over our heads, I never had a place I could call “home.”

    Thus, unlike a typical thirteen-year-old girl’s conversations, my phone calls did not involve the mention of makeup, shoes, or boys. Instead, my conversations were composed of terms, such as “fixed-rate mortgages,” “preapprovals,” and “down payments.” 
     

    Eda buys a house for her parents! Reviewer says: "Honest. Heartbreaking. Powerful."

    ....

    "Michelle" recalls visiting the countryside with her grandfather in China.


    But nothing could stay the same. I moved to America and as the weekly excursions to the mountainside ended, so did our lessons in nature and science. Although six thousand miles away, I would never forget how my grandpa’s wrinkles creased when he smiled or how he always smelled like mountain flowers.

     I received a gold medal at the top of the podium at the California Tae Kwon Do Competition.

     

    That'll come in handy when Michelle is attacked on the T by some guys who aren't exactly white male adjacent.


    https://www.thecrimson.com/topic/sponsored-successful-harvard-essays-2022/

    Replies: @J.Ross, @Gary in Gramercy, @kaganovitch, @Jim Don Bob

    “Taras” is the archetypical Ukrainian male given name, it’s like an Irishman being named Padraig, or Tim. These essays make a reader look forward to a Zardozian future in which these “people” are made to farm at gunpoint.

    • Replies: @Kylie
    @J.Ross

    "These essays make a reader look forward to a Zardozian future in which these 'people' are made to farm at gunpoint."

    Or better still, dig their own graves. I can't imagine these Harvard-bound idiots ever being useful in a sane world.

  42. @The Germ Theory of Disease
    "God gave us this land. But we're not leaving Europe or North America."

    Replies: @Gary in Gramercy

    What, John McCain had more homes than he could count — or even remember, https://www.huffpost.com/entry/mccains-mansions-the-hous_b_119573 — but we can’t summer and winter in different countries?

    • Replies: @The Germ Theory of Disease
    @Gary in Gramercy

    I don't recall anyone being duped into fighting any decades-long $6 trillion dollar wars in order to secure John McCain's summer home.

    Replies: @Fluesterwitz

  43. Meanwhile downtown Portland residents and business owners are terrified, preparing for more democrat attacks via their antifa military arm.

    Residents are realizing they’re on their own… again.

  44. @MEH 0910
    This Land Is Mine
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8tIdCsMufIY

    A brief history of the land called Israel/Palestine/Canaan/the Levant.
    Who's-killing-who viewer's guide here:
    https://blog.ninapaley.com/2012/10/01/this-land-is-mine/
     
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nina_Paley
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Seder-Masochism#Music

    Replies: @Franz, @Gary in Gramercy, @The Anti-Gnostic

    “Let’s not bicker and argue about who killed who…”

    The perfect thing to say at a Passover seder.

  45. @Ebony Obelisk
    Example number 2784128974 of why conservative morons cannot do humor.

    This is pure anti-Semitism

    I take pleasure in the fact that you vicious subhumans will lose.

    No one will follow your religion. Your features will die out. You are done

    You will lose the election

    Die now and curse in vain

    Replies: @Bardon Kaldian, @Muggles

  46. @Jim
    @Twinkie

    Settled agricultural cultures have existed in this area for about 10,000 years. The historical Hebrews, of which we know almost nothing, probably were at their height about 1000 BC. The Jews of Hellenistic times were already a very different people from whatever was the historical reality of Hebrew tribes of 1000 BC.

    Replies: @Bill Jones

    The historical Hebrews, of which we know almost nothing

    Everything they say we know is bullshit.

  47. @Wilkey

    and finally the British, the nicest of the whole lot, shame we had to blow a few of them up, but who are we to question God’s will?”
     
    “And we were so grateful to the British for being so nice and defeating that guy Hitler that we helped undermine their country and tricked them into giving it away to the Third World so that those nice British people could die off.”

    Replies: @JimDandy, @Bill Jones, @Jack D

    Another reason why the British were the best of all: The Right Stuff.

    Coming to a golf club near Steve if the Kagan’s get their way.

    • Replies: @Anon
    @Bill Jones

    My immediate reaction to this was that it was a joke or spoof. But the newspaper of record, the Daily Mail, set me straight. It’s a real wartime document from a real golf club. However it’s another question whether it was 100 percent serious at the time. It may have been a stiff-upper-lip middle finger to Hitler, a sort of not letting the terrorists win thing, or a Lambeth Walk style tongue-in-cheek morale booster.

  48. @Polistra
    And now for something completely different. I've read a bunch of winning Harvard application essays so you don't have to. Tl;dr it helps to be foreign, or foreign-sounding.


    Ye-Ye is the Mandarin word for “grandfather.” My Ye-Ye is a simple, ordinary person—not rich, not “successful”—but he is my greatest source of inspiration and I idolize him. 

    Ye-Ye still goes to the market today. At the age of seventy-eight, he bikes several kilometers each week to buy bags of fresh fruits and vegetables, and then bikes home to share them with his neighbors. 
     

    Reviewer: "Yueming shows his ability to learn from the experience of others, and he highlights his own resilience and the positive mindset he gained from Ye-Ye."

    And now, the Jewish girl's turn!


    Perhaps I am also drawn to makeup because as I peel back the layers, I am still wholly me. I am still the young girl staring wide-eyed at her reflection, earnestly questioning in an attempt to learn more about the world. Most importantly, I still carry an unflagging vigor to coalesce creativity and activism into palpable change, one brushstroke at a time.

    Review: "The student’s essay compliments her larger admissions profile in which the reader learns about years of advocacy, sustainable practices, and intentions to positively impact her community."
     

    (Yes, the essay critics can't spell. Most of them have third-world names.)

    Did that one make you retch? There's more:


    If dissecting boluses can be so interesting, imagine the things I’ve yet to discover! I play piano and can see myself dedicating my life to the instrument, but I can’t bear to think of everything else I’d have to miss. I’d love to study albatrosses, but also particle physics or history, and preferably all three. At this point in my life, I can’t imagine picking just one area. At the same time, though, I love studying subjects in depth. I tend to get overwhelmed by my options, since I can’t possibly choose them all. But at least I know I’ll never be bored in life: there are just too many subjects to learn about, books to read, pieces to play, albatrosses to save, and boluses to dissect.
     
    "Taras" is unfortunately white male adjacent so he must be a genius.
     

    Reaching, stretching, grabbing, flinging ... My fear no longer shields me. I find my old passion for ballet, and remember the grace and poise that can nevertheless convey every color of emotion. Playing it safe will leave me part of the backdrop; only by taking risks can I step into the limelight. Maybe I’ll fall, but the rush is worth it. I’ll captain an all-male science bowl team, run a marathon, audition for a musical, and embrace the physical and intellectual elation of taking risks.
     
    "Lisa" wants to take risks and truly grow! Critic Val Misra says: "Lisa’s brand values seamlessly flow throughout the essay: creativity, determination, overcoming obstacles, self-reflection, growth through risk and, of course, passion!"

    After three days of ostracism, James broke down during a game of soccer. Tears streaming down his cheeks, he slumped off the field, head in his hands. I jogged toward him, my forehead creased with concern. Some campers loudly remarked, “Why is that creep crying?” Furious indignation leaped into my heart. They were the ones who “accidentally” bumped into him and called him “James the Freak.” It was their cruelty that caused his meltdown, and now they were mocking him for it. 
     
    Camp counselor Charles Wong stands up for the little guy! Fortunately none of the critics is sharp enough to identify fabrications:

    "The reader can feel his concern; Charles walks us through his genuine dilemma. Additionally, the acts of kindness he describes—the pep talks, the hugs—offer insight into his character. The decision to include these details paint Charles as a kind and bright personality, something of value on any college campus."


    Raised with my great-grandmother, grandparents, and parents all under one roof, I never lacked a consultant to help me transcribe Korean holiday dates from the lunar calendar onto my schedule.

     

    (I skipped the rest of that one.)

    .......


     


    I treasure the regular midnight chats with my brother as we indulge in batter while baking cupcakes for a friend’s birthday, keeping our voices hushed to avoid waking our mom and facing her “salmonella is in your near future” lecture. Yet, some of my fondest memories involve talking to people with whom I share nothing in common. Whether my conversations are about the Qatari coach’s research on Kuwait’s female voting patterns...

     

    Did "Michelle Choi" mean batter or banter?? Who cares.

    Several years ago, my mother told me I listen to “white people music.” And I suppose that’s true—rock 'n' roll tends to spring from the middle-class basements of young, white men. Though I did point out that its origins trace back to jazz musicians of the Harlem Renaissance. Also that one of the greatest guitarists of all time—dear Mr.Hendrix; may he rest in peace—was black.

    In my girls’s prep school, the goal was to be blond and good at soccer. I was neither, which automatically deemed me “uncool”...

    I’ll do what makes me happy and change what doesn’t. I’ll wear Doc Martens instead of Uggs; I’ll partake in a grande pumpkin spice latte; I’ll watch Gossip Girl; I’ll blare my favorite guitar solo over the speakers in my room.
     

    This black chick is so edgy! ADMIT!

    For years, my family and I found ourselves moving from country to country in hopes of a better future. Factors, such as war and lack of academic opportunities, led my parents to pack their bags and embark on a new journey for our family around the world. Our arduous journey first began in Kuçovë, Albania, then Athens, Greece, and then eventually, Boston, Massachusetts. Throughout those years, although my family always had a roof over our heads, I never had a place I could call “home.”

    Thus, unlike a typical thirteen-year-old girl’s conversations, my phone calls did not involve the mention of makeup, shoes, or boys. Instead, my conversations were composed of terms, such as “fixed-rate mortgages,” “preapprovals,” and “down payments.” 
     

    Eda buys a house for her parents! Reviewer says: "Honest. Heartbreaking. Powerful."

    ....

    "Michelle" recalls visiting the countryside with her grandfather in China.


    But nothing could stay the same. I moved to America and as the weekly excursions to the mountainside ended, so did our lessons in nature and science. Although six thousand miles away, I would never forget how my grandpa’s wrinkles creased when he smiled or how he always smelled like mountain flowers.

     I received a gold medal at the top of the podium at the California Tae Kwon Do Competition.

     

    That'll come in handy when Michelle is attacked on the T by some guys who aren't exactly white male adjacent.


    https://www.thecrimson.com/topic/sponsored-successful-harvard-essays-2022/

    Replies: @J.Ross, @Gary in Gramercy, @kaganovitch, @Jim Don Bob

    I saw that piece: since I write and edit application essays for aspiring college students (grad/professional school applicants, too), I take a keen interest in what admissions officers say about the Common App essay.

    These particular critics, if actually employed by an elite admissions office, must be rookies or otherwise easily impressed. Most experienced professionals strongly advise against what they refer to, derisively, as “the Grandparent Essay.” The focus should always be on what makes you, the applicant, distinctive or unique. “Grandma isn’t applying to Harvard: you are.”

    By the way, I read through the “successful Harvard essays,” and to the extent they aren’t complete fiction, they benefited from some professional editing or “massaging.” (No “happy ending” jokes, thanks.) It’s the rare 17-year-old who can write and edit an essay like this — the best chance to distinguish oneself from all the other perfect applicants, so the pressure is immense — without considerable outside input. (By that I don’t mean having Mom and Dad, and maybe your junior year English teacher, look it over for spelling errors.)

    I did like “Charles Wong’s” account of being a camp counselor, though: as the critic pointed out, Charles followed the first rule for such essays: “Show, don’t tell.” (The second: “Less is more.”)

    • Replies: @Anon
    @Gary in Gramercy

    I'd love to see some student submit a college essay with Less is More written on a sheet of paper and nothing else.

  49. @mc23
    @Jim

    See the chart below. I can’t say how accurate it is but we know the Samaritans are the remnants of a people who have continuously occupied the ground. Given the information the Palestinians are the most closely related group to the Samaritans, probably Christianized Jews, most of whom converted to Islam.

    Interesting clustering of ethnic groups. Distinct but related



    https://twitter.com/ArainGang/status/1585039804441722880?s=20&t=YRWbkixoyGbyG1EYbTI6qA

    Replies: @Steve Sailer, @James N. Kennett

    Because the Holocaust happened only 80 years ago, we tend to forget that the Ashkenazim are demographically a huge success. Contrast with the Samaritans, who have fewer than 1,000 survivors and issues with inbreeding.

    • Replies: @mc23
    @James N. Kennett

    I think one study estimated a bottleneck of 350 Ashkenazim around 800 years ago. Christian Europe was ironically enough fertile ground for Jews even as ghetto and city dwellers.

    If only the Samaritians had bought a handful of those early Italian women for wives. Nowdays they'd have to make a deal with the Amish.

    https://www.timesofisrael.com/ashkenazi-jews-descend-from-350-people-study-finds/

    Replies: @Ralph L

  50. @Gary in Gramercy
    @The Germ Theory of Disease

    What, John McCain had more homes than he could count -- or even remember, https://www.huffpost.com/entry/mccains-mansions-the-hous_b_119573 -- but we can't summer and winter in different countries?

    Replies: @The Germ Theory of Disease

    I don’t recall anyone being duped into fighting any decades-long $6 trillion dollar wars in order to secure John McCain’s summer home.

    • LOL: Gordo
    • Replies: @Fluesterwitz
    @The Germ Theory of Disease

    Inflation matters. That war was still calculated in millions of dollars.

  51. OT: La Traviata.

    An HD recording of last Saturday’s Met performance of La Traviata will be shown in theaters nationwide Wednesday at 1:30 pm and 6:30 pm with subtitles.

    I saw it live in New York and Nadine Sierra as Violetta was superb.

    If you have ever thought about seeing an opera, start here.

    Search here to find a theater near you: https://www.metopera.org/season/in-cinemas/theater-finder

    • Replies: @Ganderson
    @Jim Don Bob

    Isn’t La Traviata the background opera for the closing scenes of the Marx Brothers’ “A Night at the Opera?”

    Replies: @Jim Don Bob, @Achmed E. Newman

  52. Off-topic. The powerball numbers for the $1.9 billion drawing was delayed so that the Republicans can’t say you know who the lottery winner is within minutes. Why does it take weeks to count votes?

    • Replies: @Curle
    @Skyler the Weird

    Why does it take weeks to count votes?

    In large western counties mail can be slower than expected getting between locations. Even more so for absentees sent from far flung places. How long does it take an ballot from Iraq to arrive?

    Plus, the USPS may be slower than in the past.

    Replies: @Jack D

    , @Muggles
    @Skyler the Weird


    Why does it take weeks to count votes?
     
    Sometimes it takes days for that fresh ink on the ballots to dry...
  53. @JimDandy
    @Wilkey

    "And we even kidnapped and hanged two of their sergeants."

    Replies: @dearieme, @Jack D, @CharleszMartel

    One of whom was Jewish.

  54. @Steve Sailer
    @mc23

    Right. I've never heard anybody doubt that the Samaritans in Israel aren't directly descended from the Samaritans Jesus talked about.

    Replies: @dearieme, @Odin, @Corvinus

    As I understand it the Samaritans were heretical Hebrews in that they didn’t kowtow to the temple priests in Jerusalem but had their own temple. Did they really inbreed so thoroughly that they are still essentially the same mob a couple of thousand years later? Maybe so.

    https://digitalcommons.wayne.edu/humbiol_preprints/40/
    says “This result supports the position of the Samaritans that they are descendants from the tribes of Israel dating to before the Assyrian exile in 722–720 BCE.”

    Has anyone got a link to more recent work?

  55. God the real estate agent, oy vey. Had a sense of humor too, leading his Chosen to the only place in the Middle East without oil. Otherwise, he did choose location, location, location, very wisely. The land is of little value, being largely desert, but it is on the great natural migration track from Africa and Asia to Europe. It has been traversed by roving bands and occasional settlers since before they were fully human. Much later, great empires waged wars for control of the region primarily to keep the riches of distant lands flowing securely into their treasuries. The egomania of Judaism is embarrassingly ludicrous given the reality of their insignificance in the ancient world.

    • Agree: anonymouseperson
    • Replies: @J.Ross
    @Observator

    The best thing in Joseph Heller's God Knows is probably the simple retelling of the text with a sarcastic tone (eg, it's no miracle that David hit Goliath, because shepard boys generally have nothing to do but sling practice, plus Goliath is big and so an easy target). In the Exodus episode Moses talks God out of exterminating the Egypt-sick Israelites by pointing out that He just went through a lot of trouble to free His people, and if the point of all that was to take them to the middle of nowhere so they could die, it would kind of make Him look stupid.

    , @Jack D
    @Observator


    only place in the Middle East without oil.
     
    Not so fast:

    Energean finds 13 billion cubic meters of natural gas off Israel's shore
     
    https://www.jpost.com/business-and-innovation/energy-and-infrastructure/article-721662

    The egomania of Judaism is embarrassingly ludicrous given the reality of their insignificance in the ancient world.
     
    And yet somehow it was central to the birth of the 3 major religions of the Western world.

    It was so insignificant that the Romans built a triumphal arch in the middle of Rome when they conquered it:

    https://ka-perseus-images.s3.amazonaws.com/fd932f112ebb329e637462a948504b5dbe4b4335.jpg

    and they minted coins that said "Juda Capta"

    https://ka-perseus-images.s3.amazonaws.com/6afbd14be75676b0936e93e8c76807a82d25d809.jpg

    The Romans always did that when they conquered somewhere insignificant.
  56. @Hypnotoad666
    @clifford brown

    Like the Kanye contretemps that he avoided, Steve is missing out on the defenestration of Kyrie Irving, which is actually even more ridiculous. All he did was Tweet a link to a documentary that claims (with copious evidence I'm sure!), that blacks are the real Biblical chosen people. For that crime (and not making an unqualified oath of allegiance to the creed of anti-anti-Semitism), the Nets suspended him, Nike etc. canceled his endorsements, they made him donate $500,000 to the ADL, and then to generally crawl on his hands and knees for penance.


    By Nov. 3, Irving had not apologized, and he had not been clear about what content he disagreed with in the film. N.B.A. Commissioner Adam Silver said he would meet with Irving soon.

    “Kyrie Irving made a reckless decision to post a link to a film containing deeply offensive antisemitic material,” Silver said in a statement. He added: “I am disappointed that he has not offered an unqualified apology and more specifically denounced the vile and harmful content contained in the film he chose to publicize.”

    About 30 minutes after Silver’s statement, Irving spoke to reporters at a Nets practice: “I didn’t mean to cause any harm. I’m not the one that made the documentary.”

    When asked what specific points in the film he did not agree with, Irving responded vaguely. “Some of the criticism of the Jewish faith and the community, for sure,” he said. “Some points made in there that were unfortunate.” https://www.nytimes.com/article/kyrie-irving-antisemitic.html#link-44b31ca8https://www.nytimes.com/article/kyrie-irving-antisemitic.html#link-44b31ca8
     

    Interestingly, while they certainly showed Irving who's in charge of him, the ADL couldn't make Bezos take the silly film off of Amazon (and apparently it's on YouTube anyway), so now the Streisand effect is kicking in.

    Although Irving has denied promoting the film, 'Hebrews to Negroes' has skyrocketed in popularity since last week's Twitter post. The documentary was Amazon's top seller in Ethnic Studies as of Friday, and alternate versions or sequels held several of the remaining spots on the top-10 list. https://www.dailymail.co.uk/sport/sportsnews/fb-11390933/KYRIE-IRVINGS-TWEET-SPARKS-ANTI-SEMITIC-FILM.html
     
    Keeping eccentric black celebrities on the woke plantation by force is not a good look for the Coalition of the Fringes. Wake up Black People!

    https://lookmovie2.to/movies/view/9574524-hebrews-to-negroes-wake-up-black-america-2018

    Replies: @Polistra, @clifford brown, @silviosilver, @mc23, @Bardon Kaldian, @AnotherDad, @Almost Missouri, @Anon

    Nubian King

    Listen people. “When you tear out a man’s tongue, you are not proving him a liar, you’re only telling the world that you fear what he might say”

    Catherine Frye

    Shalom Brother Dalton for all that you are doing in bringing the TRUTH to our people. I really appreciate you and your team for all the hard work. I will begin supporting your work monthly using my husband’s Cash App. I pray that The Most High ABBA Yah Blessings upon You and your Family

    Lasheka

    I brought the book I’m already on chapter 14 when I tell you that book has opened my eyes to a lot of hidden truths it has I mean when I say I’m woke I am best book thus far

    Jimmy Jean Baptiste

    This information is priceless!!!! The enemy knows the clock is ticking…

    D j

    We fled to Africa to hide, and the ones that didn’t get captured they started taking up there rituals etc.

    Chevy Neeley

    God brought us back and made us suffer for this time and place …The awakening…we are here because it’s ours we had to come back here to our home when we left before slavery remember queen California and Grand canyon remember… remember who we are

  57. @J.Ross
    @Anonymous

    It does kind of come out of nowhere given recent posting trends, but you have to understand, Steve hangs with Ye every weekend. Ye is insane about golf.

    Replies: @slumber_j

    And in precisely the same way, this bonus golf-architectural content is perpetually on-topic here…

    At long last the Lidoites have found a new homeland for their people! I predict a Forever War with the latter-day Wisconsinite occupants, but where G_d’s will is involved you gotta break some eggs once in a while:

    • Replies: @LP5
    @slumber_j

    slumber_j writes:


    this bonus golf-architectural content...
     
    Ahh, the brass-knuckle course!
  58. @James N. Kennett
    @mc23

    Because the Holocaust happened only 80 years ago, we tend to forget that the Ashkenazim are demographically a huge success. Contrast with the Samaritans, who have fewer than 1,000 survivors and issues with inbreeding.

    Replies: @mc23

    I think one study estimated a bottleneck of 350 Ashkenazim around 800 years ago. Christian Europe was ironically enough fertile ground for Jews even as ghetto and city dwellers.

    If only the Samaritians had bought a handful of those early Italian women for wives. Nowdays they’d have to make a deal with the Amish.

    https://www.timesofisrael.com/ashkenazi-jews-descend-from-350-people-study-finds/

    • Replies: @Ralph L
    @mc23

    With "ash" and "nazi" in Ashkenazi, they really need to find a new word. It's so triggering.

    Replies: @mc23

  59. Cute comment. But God’s promise of a home in the promised land was never exclusive or unconditional, it was just that if the Jews would behave themselves (be just, fair, honest and upright) in relation to their neighbors in the promised land they would find a place to live. See here for details: shorturl.at/EJRST

    • Replies: @Cortes
    @Luke Lea

    Hmm?

    https://thebricktestament.com/the_wilderness/instructions_for_genocide/dt05_01p07_01.html

    , @Luke Lea
    @Luke Lea

    I should have written "their God-fearing neighbors" since according to the Torah if you were not God-fearing you were not really human, and thus could not be trusted. This is one of the implications of true humans being created in the image of God (meaning the Hebraic conception of a God who is just and judges all human beings by a single standard of justice based on their behavior in relation to other God-fearing human beings). If you were God-fearing in that sense (as are the Muslims today by the way) you could be trusted, meaning that you could enter into treaties with and agree to live together.

    This is all based on a close reading of Genesis and the Bible more generally. All documented here:

    shorturl.at/qsFIU

  60. The land now belongs to a people birthed by Italian mothers in the 7th century.

  61. @Bardon Kaldian
    Humph.... It is true that Jews lived there ca. 2000 years ago or so. But guess- that changed. And who gave a bunch of British imperialists during WW1 (Balfour, Milnor, Samuel,..) the right to decide that Jews from all over the world should possess the land occupied, 99%, by Arab Muslims and Christians? This is a parody of colonialism. God- if he exists- is not a real estate agent. And without Nazi rise to power, let's be frank, there would have been no Israel, because in the process of decolonization there would have been not enough Jews there (nobody would have moved to that ghastly area). True, Arabs were wrong both in 1948 and 1967. They should have recognized Israel within the 1948 borders & there would have been peace. But the Jewish side is to blame, mostly, for the current state of affairs. This is a clear example of ethnic cleansing, Israeli settlers/colonizers dehumanizing and pushing local Arabs out of their ancestral lands- it doesn't matter that historical ancestors of contemporary Jews lived there 2000 or 3000 years ago (following that reasoning English Saxons should have the right to occupy German Saxony etc..) Pure and simple ethnic cleansing, more than apartheid, all in the name of religious fairy tales and legally "supported" by discarded British imperialist colonial scheming. There is absolutely no excuse for this state of affairs -and Palestinian Arabs share their part of responsibility for that, due to their intransigence & stubbornness, because they refuse to acknowledge any Jewish state, no matter which borders. Israelis and Arabs are maximalists, and this conflict will last until the end of time (whatever it may mean).

    Replies: @Jim, @Fluesterwitz, @Luke Lea

    True, Arabs were wrong both in 1948 and 1967.

    Wrong to want it in the first place or wrong to want it back?
    It appears you support the, rather hard-nosed, doctrine that if someone or other conquers a piece of real estate, they also ought keep it until somebody else moves in, and them out. Is your idea on immigration also informed by this notion of realism? If so, do you support open borders?
    Curious minds and such.

  62. Funny. Even that leaves out a few of the more short lived caliphates. And what about the natufians?

  63. Anon[614] • Disclaimer says:
    @Bill Jones
    @Wilkey

    Another reason why the British were the best of all: The Right Stuff.

    https://i.postimg.cc/jSrMLC0f/The-Right-Stuff.jpg


    Coming to a golf club near Steve if the Kagan's get their way.

    Replies: @Anon

    My immediate reaction to this was that it was a joke or spoof. But the newspaper of record, the Daily Mail, set me straight. It’s a real wartime document from a real golf club. However it’s another question whether it was 100 percent serious at the time. It may have been a stiff-upper-lip middle finger to Hitler, a sort of not letting the terrorists win thing, or a Lambeth Walk style tongue-in-cheek morale booster.

  64. @Luke Lea
    Cute comment. But God's promise of a home in the promised land was never exclusive or unconditional, it was just that if the Jews would behave themselves (be just, fair, honest and upright) in relation to their neighbors in the promised land they would find a place to live. See here for details: shorturl.at/EJRST

    Replies: @Cortes, @Luke Lea

  65. @The Germ Theory of Disease
    @Gary in Gramercy

    I don't recall anyone being duped into fighting any decades-long $6 trillion dollar wars in order to secure John McCain's summer home.

    Replies: @Fluesterwitz

    Inflation matters. That war was still calculated in millions of dollars.

  66. @silviosilver
    @Hypnotoad666


    Like the Kanye contretemps that he avoided, Steve is missing out on the defenestration of Kyrie Irving, which is actually even more ridiculous.
     
    I guess Sailer is one of les autres who have been encourager-ed by that 'ridiculous' defenestration.

    Replies: @AndrewR

    It would be: encouragé

    Steve is busy working on an article about golf course architecture… He can’t be bothered by trivial things like A-list celebs getting cancelled for not worshipping Jews enough

  67. @MEH 0910
    This Land Is Mine
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8tIdCsMufIY

    A brief history of the land called Israel/Palestine/Canaan/the Levant.
    Who's-killing-who viewer's guide here:
    https://blog.ninapaley.com/2012/10/01/this-land-is-mine/
     
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nina_Paley
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Seder-Masochism#Music

    Replies: @Franz, @Gary in Gramercy, @The Anti-Gnostic

    Clever. And reminder of one of our great old guy’s sayings, either Buffalo Joe or Buzz Mohawk: human history is waves, ebbing and flowing. If you don’t hold, someone else will take.

    Paley, like a lot of Ashkenazi, is not showing up for the future but Jews with more blood-and-soil ethos will.

    I tend to agree with prognosticators who say Israel is going to get more Middle Eastern-y. The future majority non-white US is going to have other priorities and Israelis will have to figure out how to get along better with their fellow Semites. Don’t American Jews already consider Israeli Jews kind of declasse’?

    • Replies: @Almost Missouri
    @The Anti-Gnostic

    Speaking of Buffalo Joe, has anyone heard from him lately? He hasn't commented for a couple of months. One fears the worst.

    Replies: @The Anti-Gnostic

    , @Reg Cæsar
    @The Anti-Gnostic


    Don’t American Jews already consider Israeli Jews kind of déclassé[s]?
     
    Starting with Chaïm Witz:


    https://townsquare.media/site/295/files/2021/08/attachment-Gene-Simmons.jpg?w=980&q=75

    , @Corvinus
    @The Anti-Gnostic

    The future is Generation Z. You’re too proud to admit it. Now run along to your country club with Squatty Guats at your beck and call.

    Replies: @The Anti-Gnostic

    , @Colin Wright
    @The Anti-Gnostic

    '...Don’t American Jews already consider Israeli Jews kind of declasse’?

    There are a lot of Israeli Jewish criminals operating in America -- and their victims of choice seem to be American Jews.

    I remember I once worked up a long-distance moving bid for the parents of some former customers of mine. They were Jewish, and their (elderly, Jewish) parents had had a really bad experience with their previous movers.

    A light went off, and I inquired, 'were the movers Israeli?'

    Bingo.

    Replies: @Gary in Gramercy

  68. @Polistra
    @Hypnotoad666

    https://i.ibb.co/xf0R8vT/i-img-photo-2014-0312-nba-a-silver-1296x729.jpg

    Replies: @LP5, @kaganovitch

    Silver could be the offspring of that creature in Alien.
    When was the last time you saw him together with Sigourney Weaver?

  69. @Jim Don Bob
    OT: La Traviata.

    An HD recording of last Saturday's Met performance of La Traviata will be shown in theaters nationwide Wednesday at 1:30 pm and 6:30 pm with subtitles.

    I saw it live in New York and Nadine Sierra as Violetta was superb.

    If you have ever thought about seeing an opera, start here.

    Search here to find a theater near you: https://www.metopera.org/season/in-cinemas/theater-finder

    Replies: @Ganderson

    Isn’t La Traviata the background opera for the closing scenes of the Marx Brothers’ “A Night at the Opera?”

    • Replies: @Jim Don Bob
    @Ganderson

    Don't know. I have never seen a Marx brothers movie.

    , @Achmed E. Newman
    @Ganderson

    Yeah, but that Marx Brothers guy who wrote the score stole all that from Bugs Bunny anyway.

  70. @slumber_j
    @J.Ross

    And in precisely the same way, this bonus golf-architectural content is perpetually on-topic here...

    At long last the Lidoites have found a new homeland for their people! I predict a Forever War with the latter-day Wisconsinite occupants, but where G_d's will is involved you gotta break some eggs once in a while:

    https://youtu.be/erdUBTiIPtU

    Replies: @LP5

    slumber_j writes:

    this bonus golf-architectural content…

    Ahh, the brass-knuckle course!

    • LOL: kaganovitch
  71. @Bardon Kaldian
    Humph.... It is true that Jews lived there ca. 2000 years ago or so. But guess- that changed. And who gave a bunch of British imperialists during WW1 (Balfour, Milnor, Samuel,..) the right to decide that Jews from all over the world should possess the land occupied, 99%, by Arab Muslims and Christians? This is a parody of colonialism. God- if he exists- is not a real estate agent. And without Nazi rise to power, let's be frank, there would have been no Israel, because in the process of decolonization there would have been not enough Jews there (nobody would have moved to that ghastly area). True, Arabs were wrong both in 1948 and 1967. They should have recognized Israel within the 1948 borders & there would have been peace. But the Jewish side is to blame, mostly, for the current state of affairs. This is a clear example of ethnic cleansing, Israeli settlers/colonizers dehumanizing and pushing local Arabs out of their ancestral lands- it doesn't matter that historical ancestors of contemporary Jews lived there 2000 or 3000 years ago (following that reasoning English Saxons should have the right to occupy German Saxony etc..) Pure and simple ethnic cleansing, more than apartheid, all in the name of religious fairy tales and legally "supported" by discarded British imperialist colonial scheming. There is absolutely no excuse for this state of affairs -and Palestinian Arabs share their part of responsibility for that, due to their intransigence & stubbornness, because they refuse to acknowledge any Jewish state, no matter which borders. Israelis and Arabs are maximalists, and this conflict will last until the end of time (whatever it may mean).

    Replies: @Jim, @Fluesterwitz, @Luke Lea

    The European community is ultimately responsible for the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, and not only because it was European anti-Semitism, culminating in the Holocaust, that drove the Jews out of Europe, but because it was Western statesmen on the allied side during World War I who decided to solve their Jewish problem by giving someone else’s land away. See here for details: shorturl.at/jwGHM

    The conflict between Israel and the Palestinians will never be settled until Europe acknowledges its moral and historical responsibility for causing the conflict in the first place and agrees to compensate the Palestinian people for their losses as part of a final settlement. I discuss what such compensation might look like in the introduction to my book, Three Uneasy Pieces (about the Bible and History) which is available on Amazon.

    • Thanks: Yahya
    • Replies: @J.Ross
    @Luke Lea

    Sure, let's schedule that for one week after the Jews recognize that the admixture of white blood was crucial to their reputation for genius, and that white gentiles gave them the best deals they ever had.

    , @Yahya
    @Luke Lea


    The conflict between Israel and the Palestinians will never be settled until Europe acknowledges its moral and historical responsibility for causing the conflict in the first place and agrees to compensate the Palestinian people for their losses as part of a final settlement. I discuss what such compensation might look like in the introduction to my book, Three Uneasy Pieces (about the Bible and History) which is available on Amazon.
     
    Thanks, I've read your introduction in Three Uneasy Pieces and was impressed by your erudition and humane outlook; you've presented a convincing argument that Europe is to blame for the calamity that has befallen the Holy Land. I'm not convinced though with your proposed solution to the Israel-Palestine problem, namely that European compensation to Palestinians will solve the conflict. You mentioned a Palestinian delegate who suggested a payment of 500 billion dollars would suffice to compensate Palestinians for damages caused, also indicating that "blood money" is a key part of Arab culture, and that the right to settle in the West should be included as part of the compensation package.

    First, I don't get the impression that the idea of reparations is mainstream or even a significant demand made by the Palestinian side. The chief aim is to reclaim lost territory, not demand compensation. All polls indicate the plurality of Palestinians want to regain the land they've lost (and kick Jews out in the process). Some 46% would accept the two-state solution if it ends the conflict, but 54% say “the conflict should not end, and resistance should continue until all of historic Palestine is liberated.” Attitudes are even more maximalist concerning the long-term future. In both the West Bank and Gaza, the solid majority say that “eventually, the Palestinians will control almost all of Palestine.”

    https://www.washingtoninstitute.org/policy-analysis/half-palestinians-still-want-all-palestine-most-would-compromise-less

    Palestinians are a stubborn bunch. If you listen to Palestinian folk music you will realize they have only one goal in mind: return to their land. And most of them believe they will eventually accomplish this goal, despite the procession of defeats of the past century. My hunch is that no amount of money will inhibit them from this. Resist The Hurricane, a song by the elegant and intelligent Lebanese-Palestinian signer Julia Boutros, expresses the Palestinian will quite eloquently:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hQBn4eeHAz8&ab_channel=%D9%87%D9%83%D8%B0%D8%A7%D8%AA%D9%83%D9%84%D9%85%D8%A7%D9%84%D8%B9%D8%B1%D8%A8%D9%8A

    قاوم فيداك الاعصار

    I scream for adults... for adults
    Who holds the decision today?
    Don't steal the colors from our hopes
    Do not steal dreams from our children
    Tomorrow is the state of the decision

    You will not be able to
    To hold the fountain
    Water will come out of the mouth of the rocks
    Freedom takes off the yoke of the eagles
    Our men are the epic championship
    Our women are the fertility of the seasons
    Our children are the future of breezes
    Our limit is a ray of range
    And our voice is the echo space
    And our dream embraces the term
    Lift the siege!
    O guardians of oppression and decision
    Oh you adults

    Resist the hurricane
    Do not submit, humiliation is destruction

    Resist the hurricane
    Advance victory is a decision
    Your life is a moment of glory in which fates change

    The day the revolution of anger will blow in the nation of anger
    In the pause of splendor
    In the uprising of dignity
    Darkness vanishes
    Then you won't be able to stop the roaring in the river
    Will be torrential
    You will not be able to respond to this woe
    Will be torrential
    You will sweep the borders from your borders
    And break the decision
    O guardians of oppression and decision
    Oh you adults

    Resist the hurricane
    Do not submit, humiliation is destruction
    And hold fast to the truth, for truth is your weapon, no matter how far they go

    Resist the hurricane
    Victory is a decision
    Your life is a moment of glory in which fates change
     

    Key words here:

    Resist the hurricane, do not submit, humiliation is destruction.
     
    I'm also reminded of a scene in Hany Abu-Assad's Paradise Now, in which Jamal tells Said: "what can you do when there is no freedom or justice? The individual has to fight for it. If we give into the law that says the strong devours the weak, we reduce ourselves to the level of animals. It would be intolerable. Death is better than inferiority."

    "Death is better than inferiority" and "Resist the hurricane, humiliation is destruction". Here we get a good sense as to why Palestinians refuse to relinquish their demands for return. It's more of a question of dignity and honor than land or money. One can admire these notions, but ultimately Palestinians will have to face the reality that they have lost, and that little can be done to salvage their situation. That is why I favor the one-state solution, and regard it as being the perhaps the only just and practical solution, though not necessarily the most probable.

    Far better than monetary compensation, which gradually wears off, is an incorporation of Palestinians into an economically vibrant Israel, which would help raise their standards of living over the long-term. The process of economic integration could happen along the lines envisioned by Stef Wertheimer, through vocational training and industrial parks. Of course all this remains a pipe-dream insofar as neither Israelis nor Palestinians desire a one-state solution. So a shift in thinking will be a necessary pre-condition to a one-state solution. Here I think the idea of a common identity born out of shared ancestry could be interesting. Some early Zionists advocated the path of reconciliation with Arabs under the banner of "Semitic Nationalism". But in my view common identification is unnecessary, tolerance as displayed by people like Nehum Goldmann, Daniel Barenboim, Edward Said and Elia Suleiman is sufficient to ensure co-existence.

    None of this is likely to happen though, and my guess is that the Netanyahus and Hamasniks of the world will keep the conflict stationed in the dead-end zone it has been for the past 70 years.

  72. @Jim
    @Bardon Kaldian

    Ashkenazi Jews are genetically about 60% European and 40% Middle Eastern. The mitochondrial DNA is exclusively Southern European. The original Jewish mothers were Italian babes.

    We don’t know the genetics of the ancient Hebrews and in fact putting aside the Biblical myths we know almost nothing about the historical Hebrews. However it is likely that present day Palestinians have a lot more of the “blood of Abraham” than Ashkenazi Jews.

    Replies: @mc23, @Yahya, @Luke Lea

    Ashkenazi Jews are genetically about 60% European and 40% Middle Eastern. The mitochondrial DNA is exclusively Southern European. The original Jewish mothers were Italian babes.

    Minor nitpick: Ashkenazi Jews are roughly 45% Middle Eastern and 55% European. Of the latter component, 40% is Southern and 15% is Northern European. The Middle Eastern component isn’t necessarily Palestinian per se, but could be from any place inhabited by Roman-period Jews from Alexandria up to Anatolia. The Southern European component is almost certainly Italian, though some could be Iberian. The Northern European admixture would’ve came from Central and Eastern Europeans where the Ashkenazim settled during their stay in Europe.

    It’s more difficult to ascertain what percentage of Palestinian DNA is comprised of Canaanite stock, due to the fact that Arabian DNA shares a Natufian component with Canaanite samples. My guess based on the admixture graphs and PCA’s i’ve seen is that Palestinians are roughly 80-85% Canaanite/Hebraic/Judaic, and 15-20% admixed with Arabian, Caucasian, Turkish and Sub-Saharan DNA. Palestinian Christians would likely be less admixed with the latter components; but I haven’t seen separate samples of their DNA yet.

    So yes Palestinians likely retain more Hebraic ancestry than Ashkenazi Jews, which is probably obvious just going off phenotypes; AJ’s look fairly distinct from any surrounding Middle Eastern population, whereas Palestinians look recognizably Middle Eastern and are difficult to visually separate from Samaritans, Druze, Iraqi Jews etc.

    But ultimately nearly every ethnic and sub-ethnic group in Israel/Palestine, except Ethiopian and perhaps Yemeni Jews, possess a large degree of “Hebraic” ancestry. In other words, all can claim to have ancestors who lived in the land at some particular point in history. This partly explains the intractability of the conflict.

  73. @Jim
    @Bardon Kaldian

    Ashkenazi Jews are genetically about 60% European and 40% Middle Eastern. The mitochondrial DNA is exclusively Southern European. The original Jewish mothers were Italian babes.

    We don’t know the genetics of the ancient Hebrews and in fact putting aside the Biblical myths we know almost nothing about the historical Hebrews. However it is likely that present day Palestinians have a lot more of the “blood of Abraham” than Ashkenazi Jews.

    Replies: @mc23, @Yahya, @Luke Lea

    It’s not the blood of Abraham, but the spirt of Abraham that counts.

    • Replies: @Cutter
    @Luke Lea

    What does a secular state have to do with a promise from God? A promise the forefathers of these people broke so many times God handed them into captivity six centuries before Christ?

    An argument based on naked conquest would be far more honest.

  74. I wonder if anyone has tried a variation on the land acknowledgement: instead of acknowledging Natives, you shout out to the Blacks who were gentrified out of the area.

    • LOL: kaganovitch
  75. @Luke Lea
    Cute comment. But God's promise of a home in the promised land was never exclusive or unconditional, it was just that if the Jews would behave themselves (be just, fair, honest and upright) in relation to their neighbors in the promised land they would find a place to live. See here for details: shorturl.at/EJRST

    Replies: @Cortes, @Luke Lea

    I should have written “their God-fearing neighbors” since according to the Torah if you were not God-fearing you were not really human, and thus could not be trusted. This is one of the implications of true humans being created in the image of God (meaning the Hebraic conception of a God who is just and judges all human beings by a single standard of justice based on their behavior in relation to other God-fearing human beings). If you were God-fearing in that sense (as are the Muslims today by the way) you could be trusted, meaning that you could enter into treaties with and agree to live together.

    This is all based on a close reading of Genesis and the Bible more generally. All documented here:

    shorturl.at/qsFIU

  76. @Anonymous
    @clifford brown

    The Black Scientologists too. L. Ron Hubbard was a black man:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yet2Q0M32GQ

    Replies: @clifford brown, @Bardon Kaldian

    As crazy it may sound, Scientology sometimes “works”.

    It is essentially a marriage of primitive gnosis and sci fi fantasy. But, apart from being a brainwashing & rapacious exploitatory cult, it may result in an individual’s cathartic experience & expansion of consciousness. Scientology’s “auditing” (E-meter) is nothing but accelerated psychoanalysis; most people don’t get anything from it, but some repressed individuals may experience strong psycho-physical change when pent-up complexes literally explode. Then, they may feel a sort of “rebirth”, followed by ecstatic bliss.

    Other cults & techniques can produce similar results (Charles Berner- Enlightenment intensive; Stanislav Grof- Holotropic breathing).

    I surmise that Travolta & Cruise had those experiences I call “small cosmic consciousness”, but got trapped in ego-trips & various ego-boosting delusions.

    Unlike Berner & Grof, Scientology is a malign exploitation machine, too. Castaneda was also a malign psycho guru, just like Hubbard (both invented lunatic pop-myths: in the case of L.R. Hubbard, it was a science fiction parody of gnosis, while with Castaneda it was a faux-shamanism he transformed into “Nagualism”, which is an absolutely crazy cartoon of an initiatory cult).

    Miserable examples of decadent pop-gnosis.

  77. @Luke Lea
    @Bardon Kaldian

    The European community is ultimately responsible for the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, and not only because it was European anti-Semitism, culminating in the Holocaust, that drove the Jews out of Europe, but because it was Western statesmen on the allied side during World War I who decided to solve their Jewish problem by giving someone else's land away. See here for details: shorturl.at/jwGHM

    The conflict between Israel and the Palestinians will never be settled until Europe acknowledges its moral and historical responsibility for causing the conflict in the first place and agrees to compensate the Palestinian people for their losses as part of a final settlement. I discuss what such compensation might look like in the introduction to my book, Three Uneasy Pieces (about the Bible and History) which is available on Amazon.

    https://www.amazon.com/Three-Uneasy-Pieces-about-History/dp/B08PLX2W61/ref=sr_1_1?crid=2VRKSTN580RU5&keywords=Three+Uneasy+Pieces&qid=1644078185&sprefix=three+uneasy+pieces%2Caps%2C70&sr=8-1

    Replies: @J.Ross, @Yahya

    Sure, let’s schedule that for one week after the Jews recognize that the admixture of white blood was crucial to their reputation for genius, and that white gentiles gave them the best deals they ever had.

  78. @Observator
    God the real estate agent, oy vey. Had a sense of humor too, leading his Chosen to the only place in the Middle East without oil. Otherwise, he did choose location, location, location, very wisely. The land is of little value, being largely desert, but it is on the great natural migration track from Africa and Asia to Europe. It has been traversed by roving bands and occasional settlers since before they were fully human. Much later, great empires waged wars for control of the region primarily to keep the riches of distant lands flowing securely into their treasuries. The egomania of Judaism is embarrassingly ludicrous given the reality of their insignificance in the ancient world.

    Replies: @J.Ross, @Jack D

    The best thing in Joseph Heller’s God Knows is probably the simple retelling of the text with a sarcastic tone (eg, it’s no miracle that David hit Goliath, because shepard boys generally have nothing to do but sling practice, plus Goliath is big and so an easy target). In the Exodus episode Moses talks God out of exterminating the Egypt-sick Israelites by pointing out that He just went through a lot of trouble to free His people, and if the point of all that was to take them to the middle of nowhere so they could die, it would kind of make Him look stupid.

  79. @Franz
    @MEH 0910


    This Land Is Mine
     
    The horror! Pat Boone tells the story behind the song, hearing the soundtrack to the movie "Exodus". Truly the devil works in mysterious ways:

    https://www.songfacts.com/facts/pat-boone/the-exodus-song-this-land-is-mine

    "It was Christmas Eve, and I was just trying to get an idea for a lyric to submit to a professional writer. I wasn't thinking of writing it myself then. But when I put the needle down on the record, my wife was begging me to stop doing that and help her get the presents under the tree so we could go to bed. So, when I heard it again for the 40th time, the words came - 'This land is mine.' And I thought, 'Wow, that is the whole message of Exodus.' And 'God gave this land to me.' It was like the melody was singing to me, itself. I started writing it down on the first piece of paper that I could find, so I wouldn't forget.

    And then, in 25 minutes, I had written the whole lyric - as if I was taking dictation. I turned over the piece of paper, and it was a Christmas card. Now, that Christmas card is on display on the wall of the Righteous Gentile in Yad Vashem, the holocaust museum in Jerusalem, where they asked if they could have whatever I wrote those words on, because they want every Jewish child in Israel to know those words by heart. And for a Christian Gentile guy from Nashville to have written those words, which have become virtually the second Jewish national anthem, is the milestone in my life."
     

    Replies: @Unintended Consequence

    The Boone’s are also related to George Clooney and his Muslim wife. They are absolutely impressed with her wonderosness so don’t any of you evil white racists say anything against her!

  80. “We acknowledge this land used to belong to the Canaanites, then us,”

    And, … who did this land belong to before the Canaanites? Before the Canaanites, but after the Neanderthals and after the apes?

    So there’s the rub.

    In a court of law, written evidence is among the most strongest to present in court. Having a book that explicitly states that “this land belongs to us”, and the book is dated a few millennia ago, in lack of any other written evidence pertaining to right of possession, would tend to favor the People of the Book, who had written down that “this land belongs to us, starting in ca.1000BC “. Not like the Canaanites wrote down “THIS land belongs to us, starting in ca. 1500 BC “.

    *And also, the Canaanites no longer exist in their original form, (and today no one is 100% certain who the descendants of the Canaanites are), whereas the People of the Book very much do remain and can more or less trace a direct lineage back to when they first conquered the land a few millennia ago.

    So then, barring direct written evidence that directly comments on right of possession during the times the land was in question, it all comes down to might makes right.

    The takeaway from history: If you’re a claimant on land, make sure you write it down or file the claim as soon as possible. That way it serves as direct written evidence and can be used in court of law.

    • Agree: Pixo
  81. @Ghost of Bull Moose
    Let's go back to when all of the world's borders were correct.

    Replies: @AnotherDad

    Let’s go back to when all of the world’s borders were correct.

    Good one. In the joke is the truth of it though. Human history is a story of invasion, slaughter and rape–conquest.

    If you want to live in a pleasant world … let’s just not do that anymore. Stop the invasions! Let’s have borders where one group of people can live in their nation according to their norms, language, religion, culture … and other people can live in theirs according to their norms and culture.

    This allows people to positively compete to make their individual patches really great–including not being overpopulated. And it preserves the glorious “diversity” of mankind we here so much about.

    Obvious fair minded common sense. So what’s going on with the people that hate this idea?

    • Agree: Ghost of Bull Moose
    • Replies: @Intelligent Dasein
    @AnotherDad


    Obvious fair minded common sense. So what’s going on with the people that hate this idea?
     
    This idea is not reality. You are demanding far too much of human nature if you think that the whole of mankind is going to settle down into some mutually respectful, supranational Kantian republic. Conflict is an inevitable fact of life, and the best that you can do is fight one battle at a time and try to find a modus vivendi when possible. You cannot engineer permanent peace in this world. It doesn't exist.

    Replies: @Mike Tre

  82. @Wilkey

    and finally the British, the nicest of the whole lot, shame we had to blow a few of them up, but who are we to question God’s will?”
     
    “And we were so grateful to the British for being so nice and defeating that guy Hitler that we helped undermine their country and tricked them into giving it away to the Third World so that those nice British people could die off.”

    Replies: @JimDandy, @Bill Jones, @Jack D

    Sometimes when guests overstay their welcome in your house you have to give them certain hints that it’s time to leave. The British did some “not nice” things too under their mandate, like hanging Jewish freedom fighters:

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

    Yes, everyone knows that the British (the UK is smaller than California) conquered an Empire that spanned the entire planet and ruled billions by being super nice. (British cars suck but their propaganda machine is absolutely 1st class).

    As far as undermining the UK, Britain has a tiny Jewish community and it generally supports the Conservative party so the situation is nothing like that of the US. What you describe is not true in the US either but it’s especially not true in Britain.

    • Replies: @dearieme
    @Jack D

    like hanging Jewish freedom fighters:

    One of the merits of the Zionist gangsters in Palestine was that they were the last bunch of terrorists honest enough to actually call themselves terrorists: no "freedom fighter" marketing twaddle for them.

    , @Edmund
    @Jack D

    The British executed terrorists.

    Replies: @Jack D

    , @Rich
    @Jack D

    But what exactly is the Ashkenazi claim to the land? Modern genetics traces their earliest appearance to Italy. Is it based on the Roman claim to Palestine? Modern Ashkenazi don't practice the religion of the actual Judeans that lived there and aren't genetically related to them. It isn't their house. Now the Mizrahi might be able to make a legitimate claim, but I haven't come across a genetic study about their origins.

    Replies: @Jack D

  83. @Luke Lea
    @Jim

    It's not the blood of Abraham, but the spirt of Abraham that counts.

    Replies: @Cutter

    What does a secular state have to do with a promise from God? A promise the forefathers of these people broke so many times God handed them into captivity six centuries before Christ?

    An argument based on naked conquest would be far more honest.

  84. @JimDandy
    @Wilkey

    "And we even kidnapped and hanged two of their sergeants."

    Replies: @dearieme, @Jack D, @CharleszMartel

    And what about the USS Liberty – you forgot to mention the Liberty!

    And people here say that Emmett Till was long ago. When it comes to their pet grievances, they are like elephants.

    How many British sergeants did the Germans kill in two world wars? Ten thousand times as many ? A hundred thousand? Maybe Stalin had it right: “The death of one man is a tragedy. The death of a million is a statistic.”

    But Germany and the UK are the best of friends now. All is forgiven.

    • Replies: @JimDandy
    @Jack D

    Thanks for bringing up the USS Liberty. You're a mensch.

    , @Buzz Mohawk
    @Jack D


    But Germany and the UK are the best of friends now. All is forgiven.
     
    They were at war then, moron (/deceiver.)

    Replies: @Johann Ricke

  85. @Anon
    Speculating that 2022-2025 will see a subtle, but real shift, of Israel away from the West. Netanyahu correctly understands the only plausible avenue for a viable Jewish state is through fundamentalist, low-iq birth rates. Anything less -- via Muslim birth rates or Russia's backing of Muslim states -- and Israel is overwhelmed.

    Additionally, with interest rates rising, it's drying up tech in the US. So the make-believe tech in Israel is definitely toast. Israel will likely coast on US Boomer fumes and handouts, which will get them to 2030. Beyond that, there will be a fundamental realignment. Potentially, pragmatic Israelis can put up with Russia or China, but it won't be the US or Europe.

    Replies: @Anonynoose, @That Would Be Telling, @Pixo, @AnotherDad, @Lockean Proviso

    So the make-believe tech in Israel is definitely toast.

    What garbage is this? You denying they’ve in times past designed and built their own jets and tanks (and for the latter made an innovation we’re copying with our new light tank, put the engine in front to provide additional protection to the crew)? Iron Dome isn’t a thing??

    About the highest tech we have today is fabricating semiconductors which is a field I’ve been following for decades. Per Wikipedia and memory, they’ve got four fabs, two now doing older processes which is starting with COVID became a very very hot thing. And two Intel, one of which is trying to like every other Intel 7 fab line make chips at acceptable yields, that is economically, but as far as I know it’s none of their fault for that disaster. Before then I’m pretty sure I remember them successfully doing Intel’s previous and for the time cutting edge 14 nm node.

    This is very real world stuff, very hard to do especially economically as the PRC was finding out before we dropped the hammer on Xi/the CCP, you make chips that work or you don’t.

    I’m not saying this as a fan of Israel or Israeli Jews who frequently demonstrate themselves to be the enemies of all who live like their diaspora brethren, but to avoid our underestimating them. Know your enemy and all that.

  86. @Jack D
    @Wilkey

    Sometimes when guests overstay their welcome in your house you have to give them certain hints that it's time to leave. The British did some "not nice" things too under their mandate, like hanging Jewish freedom fighters:

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

    Yes, everyone knows that the British (the UK is smaller than California) conquered an Empire that spanned the entire planet and ruled billions by being super nice. (British cars suck but their propaganda machine is absolutely 1st class).

    As far as undermining the UK, Britain has a tiny Jewish community and it generally supports the Conservative party so the situation is nothing like that of the US. What you describe is not true in the US either but it's especially not true in Britain.

    Replies: @dearieme, @Edmund, @Rich

    like hanging Jewish freedom fighters:

    One of the merits of the Zionist gangsters in Palestine was that they were the last bunch of terrorists honest enough to actually call themselves terrorists: no “freedom fighter” marketing twaddle for them.

    • Agree: Gordo
  87. @Observator
    God the real estate agent, oy vey. Had a sense of humor too, leading his Chosen to the only place in the Middle East without oil. Otherwise, he did choose location, location, location, very wisely. The land is of little value, being largely desert, but it is on the great natural migration track from Africa and Asia to Europe. It has been traversed by roving bands and occasional settlers since before they were fully human. Much later, great empires waged wars for control of the region primarily to keep the riches of distant lands flowing securely into their treasuries. The egomania of Judaism is embarrassingly ludicrous given the reality of their insignificance in the ancient world.

    Replies: @J.Ross, @Jack D

    only place in the Middle East without oil.

    Not so fast:

    Energean finds 13 billion cubic meters of natural gas off Israel’s shore

    https://www.jpost.com/business-and-innovation/energy-and-infrastructure/article-721662

    The egomania of Judaism is embarrassingly ludicrous given the reality of their insignificance in the ancient world.

    And yet somehow it was central to the birth of the 3 major religions of the Western world.

    It was so insignificant that the Romans built a triumphal arch in the middle of Rome when they conquered it:

    and they minted coins that said “Juda Capta”

    The Romans always did that when they conquered somewhere insignificant.

    • Thanks: Johann Ricke
  88. @AnotherDad
    @Ghost of Bull Moose


    Let’s go back to when all of the world’s borders were correct.
     
    Good one. In the joke is the truth of it though. Human history is a story of invasion, slaughter and rape--conquest.

    If you want to live in a pleasant world ... let's just not do that anymore. Stop the invasions! Let's have borders where one group of people can live in their nation according to their norms, language, religion, culture ... and other people can live in theirs according to their norms and culture.

    This allows people to positively compete to make their individual patches really great--including not being overpopulated. And it preserves the glorious "diversity" of mankind we here so much about.

    Obvious fair minded common sense. So what's going on with the people that hate this idea?

    Replies: @Intelligent Dasein

    Obvious fair minded common sense. So what’s going on with the people that hate this idea?

    This idea is not reality. You are demanding far too much of human nature if you think that the whole of mankind is going to settle down into some mutually respectful, supranational Kantian republic. Conflict is an inevitable fact of life, and the best that you can do is fight one battle at a time and try to find a modus vivendi when possible. You cannot engineer permanent peace in this world. It doesn’t exist.

    • Agree: Rich
    • Replies: @Mike Tre
    @Intelligent Dasein

    Geographically, the creation of the US gave us the best possible opportunity to have sustained peace. Two oceans on its flanks, a bottleneck at the south and a wasteland to the north.

    But we had to invade and invite, so here we are.

    Replies: @Jim Don Bob

  89. @The Anti-Gnostic
    @MEH 0910

    Clever. And reminder of one of our great old guy's sayings, either Buffalo Joe or Buzz Mohawk: human history is waves, ebbing and flowing. If you don't hold, someone else will take.

    Paley, like a lot of Ashkenazi, is not showing up for the future but Jews with more blood-and-soil ethos will.

    I tend to agree with prognosticators who say Israel is going to get more Middle Eastern-y. The future majority non-white US is going to have other priorities and Israelis will have to figure out how to get along better with their fellow Semites. Don't American Jews already consider Israeli Jews kind of declasse'?

    Replies: @Almost Missouri, @Reg Cæsar, @Corvinus, @Colin Wright

    Speaking of Buffalo Joe, has anyone heard from him lately? He hasn’t commented for a couple of months. One fears the worst.

    • Replies: @The Anti-Gnostic
    @Almost Missouri

    Remember old Pat--who really was the World's Most Interesting Man? Yes, it's unfortunately an old corner of the Internet.

  90. @Hypnotoad666
    @clifford brown

    Like the Kanye contretemps that he avoided, Steve is missing out on the defenestration of Kyrie Irving, which is actually even more ridiculous. All he did was Tweet a link to a documentary that claims (with copious evidence I'm sure!), that blacks are the real Biblical chosen people. For that crime (and not making an unqualified oath of allegiance to the creed of anti-anti-Semitism), the Nets suspended him, Nike etc. canceled his endorsements, they made him donate $500,000 to the ADL, and then to generally crawl on his hands and knees for penance.


    By Nov. 3, Irving had not apologized, and he had not been clear about what content he disagreed with in the film. N.B.A. Commissioner Adam Silver said he would meet with Irving soon.

    “Kyrie Irving made a reckless decision to post a link to a film containing deeply offensive antisemitic material,” Silver said in a statement. He added: “I am disappointed that he has not offered an unqualified apology and more specifically denounced the vile and harmful content contained in the film he chose to publicize.”

    About 30 minutes after Silver’s statement, Irving spoke to reporters at a Nets practice: “I didn’t mean to cause any harm. I’m not the one that made the documentary.”

    When asked what specific points in the film he did not agree with, Irving responded vaguely. “Some of the criticism of the Jewish faith and the community, for sure,” he said. “Some points made in there that were unfortunate.” https://www.nytimes.com/article/kyrie-irving-antisemitic.html#link-44b31ca8https://www.nytimes.com/article/kyrie-irving-antisemitic.html#link-44b31ca8
     

    Interestingly, while they certainly showed Irving who's in charge of him, the ADL couldn't make Bezos take the silly film off of Amazon (and apparently it's on YouTube anyway), so now the Streisand effect is kicking in.

    Although Irving has denied promoting the film, 'Hebrews to Negroes' has skyrocketed in popularity since last week's Twitter post. The documentary was Amazon's top seller in Ethnic Studies as of Friday, and alternate versions or sequels held several of the remaining spots on the top-10 list. https://www.dailymail.co.uk/sport/sportsnews/fb-11390933/KYRIE-IRVINGS-TWEET-SPARKS-ANTI-SEMITIC-FILM.html
     
    Keeping eccentric black celebrities on the woke plantation by force is not a good look for the Coalition of the Fringes. Wake up Black People!

    https://lookmovie2.to/movies/view/9574524-hebrews-to-negroes-wake-up-black-america-2018

    Replies: @Polistra, @clifford brown, @silviosilver, @mc23, @Bardon Kaldian, @AnotherDad, @Almost Missouri, @Anon

    Wow, we white people need some of that.

    The whole “anti-Semitism” deal is amazing. What other group in the world has bothered to manufacture a label for other peoples not liking them–and seriously who likes any middle-man minority? (for the obvious reasons)–and then been able to propagandize it into some sort official offense that’s the worst thing ever?

    If we white people–you know the people that actually settled and built America–had a similar “anti-white-gentilism” offense, half the Jews in America would have their jobs and property confiscated have been tossed in prison on expelled.

    American Jews–regularly, routinely, every day–spew anti-white gentile abuse and invective, just as full of lies and fantasy as whatever Afro-centric nonsense this bozo was linking and far, far, far more destructive.

    • Replies: @Almost Missouri
    @AnotherDad

    https://i.postimg.cc/XJX2qt90/I-hate-blanket-step-back.jpg

    Replies: @Twinkie

  91. @Anonymous
    I don’t mean this in a rude way, but what is the point?

    Replies: @J.Ross, @kaganovitch

    Steve’s commenters have been particularly good this week und es kommt sie ein bisschen rindfleisch.

    • Replies: @Jack D
    @kaganovitch

    Even if you understand the words ("they deserve a little bite of beef"), you really have to understand the cultural context. Back in the Old Country, unless you were the Kaiser, you might have beef in your diet but not a lot of it. You would go to the butcher and he would hack off a kilo of beef on the bone, (more bone than meat) because that was all that you could afford (and the poor couldn't even afford that). You would put that in your soup pot along with a whole bunch of vegetables (this is healthier than eating a big juicy steak but they didn't do it because it was healthy) and that potful of soup (along with a lot of bread and potatoes) was dinner for your whole family which probably included 6 or 7 kids or maybe more. When the soup was getting ladled out, most people got just the vegetables or maybe a tiny shred of beef but if you were an honored guest or maybe the breadwinner, the lady of the house would take the trouble to make sure that your soup bowl included ein bisschen rindfleisch and not just cabbage.

  92. @Polistra
    @Hypnotoad666

    https://i.ibb.co/xf0R8vT/i-img-photo-2014-0312-nba-a-silver-1296x729.jpg

    Replies: @LP5, @kaganovitch

    I could never understand how Silver rose to top of his chosen profession. He really looks like he sleeps in a crypt by day; a dead ringer for Nosferatu.

    • Agree: Muggles
  93. @Polistra
    And now for something completely different. I've read a bunch of winning Harvard application essays so you don't have to. Tl;dr it helps to be foreign, or foreign-sounding.


    Ye-Ye is the Mandarin word for “grandfather.” My Ye-Ye is a simple, ordinary person—not rich, not “successful”—but he is my greatest source of inspiration and I idolize him. 

    Ye-Ye still goes to the market today. At the age of seventy-eight, he bikes several kilometers each week to buy bags of fresh fruits and vegetables, and then bikes home to share them with his neighbors. 
     

    Reviewer: "Yueming shows his ability to learn from the experience of others, and he highlights his own resilience and the positive mindset he gained from Ye-Ye."

    And now, the Jewish girl's turn!


    Perhaps I am also drawn to makeup because as I peel back the layers, I am still wholly me. I am still the young girl staring wide-eyed at her reflection, earnestly questioning in an attempt to learn more about the world. Most importantly, I still carry an unflagging vigor to coalesce creativity and activism into palpable change, one brushstroke at a time.

    Review: "The student’s essay compliments her larger admissions profile in which the reader learns about years of advocacy, sustainable practices, and intentions to positively impact her community."
     

    (Yes, the essay critics can't spell. Most of them have third-world names.)

    Did that one make you retch? There's more:


    If dissecting boluses can be so interesting, imagine the things I’ve yet to discover! I play piano and can see myself dedicating my life to the instrument, but I can’t bear to think of everything else I’d have to miss. I’d love to study albatrosses, but also particle physics or history, and preferably all three. At this point in my life, I can’t imagine picking just one area. At the same time, though, I love studying subjects in depth. I tend to get overwhelmed by my options, since I can’t possibly choose them all. But at least I know I’ll never be bored in life: there are just too many subjects to learn about, books to read, pieces to play, albatrosses to save, and boluses to dissect.
     
    "Taras" is unfortunately white male adjacent so he must be a genius.
     

    Reaching, stretching, grabbing, flinging ... My fear no longer shields me. I find my old passion for ballet, and remember the grace and poise that can nevertheless convey every color of emotion. Playing it safe will leave me part of the backdrop; only by taking risks can I step into the limelight. Maybe I’ll fall, but the rush is worth it. I’ll captain an all-male science bowl team, run a marathon, audition for a musical, and embrace the physical and intellectual elation of taking risks.
     
    "Lisa" wants to take risks and truly grow! Critic Val Misra says: "Lisa’s brand values seamlessly flow throughout the essay: creativity, determination, overcoming obstacles, self-reflection, growth through risk and, of course, passion!"

    After three days of ostracism, James broke down during a game of soccer. Tears streaming down his cheeks, he slumped off the field, head in his hands. I jogged toward him, my forehead creased with concern. Some campers loudly remarked, “Why is that creep crying?” Furious indignation leaped into my heart. They were the ones who “accidentally” bumped into him and called him “James the Freak.” It was their cruelty that caused his meltdown, and now they were mocking him for it. 
     
    Camp counselor Charles Wong stands up for the little guy! Fortunately none of the critics is sharp enough to identify fabrications:

    "The reader can feel his concern; Charles walks us through his genuine dilemma. Additionally, the acts of kindness he describes—the pep talks, the hugs—offer insight into his character. The decision to include these details paint Charles as a kind and bright personality, something of value on any college campus."


    Raised with my great-grandmother, grandparents, and parents all under one roof, I never lacked a consultant to help me transcribe Korean holiday dates from the lunar calendar onto my schedule.

     

    (I skipped the rest of that one.)

    .......


     


    I treasure the regular midnight chats with my brother as we indulge in batter while baking cupcakes for a friend’s birthday, keeping our voices hushed to avoid waking our mom and facing her “salmonella is in your near future” lecture. Yet, some of my fondest memories involve talking to people with whom I share nothing in common. Whether my conversations are about the Qatari coach’s research on Kuwait’s female voting patterns...

     

    Did "Michelle Choi" mean batter or banter?? Who cares.

    Several years ago, my mother told me I listen to “white people music.” And I suppose that’s true—rock 'n' roll tends to spring from the middle-class basements of young, white men. Though I did point out that its origins trace back to jazz musicians of the Harlem Renaissance. Also that one of the greatest guitarists of all time—dear Mr.Hendrix; may he rest in peace—was black.

    In my girls’s prep school, the goal was to be blond and good at soccer. I was neither, which automatically deemed me “uncool”...

    I’ll do what makes me happy and change what doesn’t. I’ll wear Doc Martens instead of Uggs; I’ll partake in a grande pumpkin spice latte; I’ll watch Gossip Girl; I’ll blare my favorite guitar solo over the speakers in my room.
     

    This black chick is so edgy! ADMIT!

    For years, my family and I found ourselves moving from country to country in hopes of a better future. Factors, such as war and lack of academic opportunities, led my parents to pack their bags and embark on a new journey for our family around the world. Our arduous journey first began in Kuçovë, Albania, then Athens, Greece, and then eventually, Boston, Massachusetts. Throughout those years, although my family always had a roof over our heads, I never had a place I could call “home.”

    Thus, unlike a typical thirteen-year-old girl’s conversations, my phone calls did not involve the mention of makeup, shoes, or boys. Instead, my conversations were composed of terms, such as “fixed-rate mortgages,” “preapprovals,” and “down payments.” 
     

    Eda buys a house for her parents! Reviewer says: "Honest. Heartbreaking. Powerful."

    ....

    "Michelle" recalls visiting the countryside with her grandfather in China.


    But nothing could stay the same. I moved to America and as the weekly excursions to the mountainside ended, so did our lessons in nature and science. Although six thousand miles away, I would never forget how my grandpa’s wrinkles creased when he smiled or how he always smelled like mountain flowers.

     I received a gold medal at the top of the podium at the California Tae Kwon Do Competition.

     

    That'll come in handy when Michelle is attacked on the T by some guys who aren't exactly white male adjacent.


    https://www.thecrimson.com/topic/sponsored-successful-harvard-essays-2022/

    Replies: @J.Ross, @Gary in Gramercy, @kaganovitch, @Jim Don Bob

    Ye-Ye is the Mandarin word for “grandfather.” My Ye-Ye is a simple, ordinary person—not rich, not “successful”—but he is my greatest source of inspiration and I idolize him.

    Wait till Kanye hears about this! Is the World ready for ‘YeYeYeezy’?

    • Replies: @The Germ Theory of Disease
    @kaganovitch

    "Ye-Ye is the Mandarin word for “grandfather.” My Ye-Ye is a simple, ordinary person"

    But if he had taken Expos (which I guess now he will), it would be clear that he could have simply said "My grandfather is a simple, ordinary person." Which is a rather banal statement. The only reason to mention this Ye-Ye stuff is to broadcast, loud and clear, I AM CHINESE!!! I AM DIVERSE, SEE? PICK MEEEEE!!!!!!11!!1!!!

    Wrong kind of diverse, though, buddy.

    We used to call this kind of stuff the "I rrremember theeee smells of my grrandmother's keeeetchen" essay.

  94. @Jack D
    @Wilkey

    Sometimes when guests overstay their welcome in your house you have to give them certain hints that it's time to leave. The British did some "not nice" things too under their mandate, like hanging Jewish freedom fighters:

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

    Yes, everyone knows that the British (the UK is smaller than California) conquered an Empire that spanned the entire planet and ruled billions by being super nice. (British cars suck but their propaganda machine is absolutely 1st class).

    As far as undermining the UK, Britain has a tiny Jewish community and it generally supports the Conservative party so the situation is nothing like that of the US. What you describe is not true in the US either but it's especially not true in Britain.

    Replies: @dearieme, @Edmund, @Rich

    The British executed terrorists.

    • Agree: Gordo, acementhead
    • Replies: @Jack D
    @Edmund

    When the Ukrainians blow up Russian warships, which are legitimate military targets, the Russians call them "terrorists" today. Calling a soldier "a terrorist" doesn't make him one if he is targeting military targets during war. You may not like it when your military facilities are targeted but that's what happens in a war. For the same reason that when you kill an enemy soldier it's not murder.

    The British refused to treat the Jewish freedom fighters as soldiers or hold them as POWs. They treated them as criminals and executed them for their "crimes". But they expected their own soldiers to be treated as such. The basis of the Geneva Conventions is reciprocity - if you give reciprocity you get it back in return. If you don't then don't expect the other side to either. Name calling ("terrorists") doesn't change anything.

  95. @Hypnotoad666
    @clifford brown

    Like the Kanye contretemps that he avoided, Steve is missing out on the defenestration of Kyrie Irving, which is actually even more ridiculous. All he did was Tweet a link to a documentary that claims (with copious evidence I'm sure!), that blacks are the real Biblical chosen people. For that crime (and not making an unqualified oath of allegiance to the creed of anti-anti-Semitism), the Nets suspended him, Nike etc. canceled his endorsements, they made him donate $500,000 to the ADL, and then to generally crawl on his hands and knees for penance.


    By Nov. 3, Irving had not apologized, and he had not been clear about what content he disagreed with in the film. N.B.A. Commissioner Adam Silver said he would meet with Irving soon.

    “Kyrie Irving made a reckless decision to post a link to a film containing deeply offensive antisemitic material,” Silver said in a statement. He added: “I am disappointed that he has not offered an unqualified apology and more specifically denounced the vile and harmful content contained in the film he chose to publicize.”

    About 30 minutes after Silver’s statement, Irving spoke to reporters at a Nets practice: “I didn’t mean to cause any harm. I’m not the one that made the documentary.”

    When asked what specific points in the film he did not agree with, Irving responded vaguely. “Some of the criticism of the Jewish faith and the community, for sure,” he said. “Some points made in there that were unfortunate.” https://www.nytimes.com/article/kyrie-irving-antisemitic.html#link-44b31ca8https://www.nytimes.com/article/kyrie-irving-antisemitic.html#link-44b31ca8
     

    Interestingly, while they certainly showed Irving who's in charge of him, the ADL couldn't make Bezos take the silly film off of Amazon (and apparently it's on YouTube anyway), so now the Streisand effect is kicking in.

    Although Irving has denied promoting the film, 'Hebrews to Negroes' has skyrocketed in popularity since last week's Twitter post. The documentary was Amazon's top seller in Ethnic Studies as of Friday, and alternate versions or sequels held several of the remaining spots on the top-10 list. https://www.dailymail.co.uk/sport/sportsnews/fb-11390933/KYRIE-IRVINGS-TWEET-SPARKS-ANTI-SEMITIC-FILM.html
     
    Keeping eccentric black celebrities on the woke plantation by force is not a good look for the Coalition of the Fringes. Wake up Black People!

    https://lookmovie2.to/movies/view/9574524-hebrews-to-negroes-wake-up-black-america-2018

    Replies: @Polistra, @clifford brown, @silviosilver, @mc23, @Bardon Kaldian, @AnotherDad, @Almost Missouri, @Anon

    I thought imitation was the sincerest form of flattery, yet now if a Gentile says, “But we’re really Jews”, apparently it’s the worst thing ever.

    If you’re not allowed to join and you’re not allowed to criticize, … what’s left?

    Only conflict.

    The cause of certain historical patterns is … becoming clearer.

    • Replies: @Pixo
    @Almost Missouri

    “ now if a Gentile says, “But we’re really Jews”, apparently it’s the worst thing ever.”

    The issue isn’t the Black Israelites claiming to be Jewish, but their claiming the actual Jews are frauds.

    Jews do not generally have issues with other groups claiming to be “lost tribes” when they do not dispute their authenticity.

    Replies: @Almost Missouri

  96. @Almost Missouri
    @The Anti-Gnostic

    Speaking of Buffalo Joe, has anyone heard from him lately? He hasn't commented for a couple of months. One fears the worst.

    Replies: @The Anti-Gnostic

    Remember old Pat–who really was the World’s Most Interesting Man? Yes, it’s unfortunately an old corner of the Internet.

  97. @kaganovitch
    @Polistra

    Ye-Ye is the Mandarin word for “grandfather.” My Ye-Ye is a simple, ordinary person—not rich, not “successful”—but he is my greatest source of inspiration and I idolize him.

    Wait till Kanye hears about this! Is the World ready for 'YeYeYeezy'?

    Replies: @The Germ Theory of Disease

    “Ye-Ye is the Mandarin word for “grandfather.” My Ye-Ye is a simple, ordinary person”

    But if he had taken Expos (which I guess now he will), it would be clear that he could have simply said “My grandfather is a simple, ordinary person.” Which is a rather banal statement. The only reason to mention this Ye-Ye stuff is to broadcast, loud and clear, I AM CHINESE!!! I AM DIVERSE, SEE? PICK MEEEEE!!!!!!11!!1!!!

    Wrong kind of diverse, though, buddy.

    We used to call this kind of stuff the “I rrremember theeee smells of my grrandmother’s keeeetchen” essay.

  98. @Anon
    Speculating that 2022-2025 will see a subtle, but real shift, of Israel away from the West. Netanyahu correctly understands the only plausible avenue for a viable Jewish state is through fundamentalist, low-iq birth rates. Anything less -- via Muslim birth rates or Russia's backing of Muslim states -- and Israel is overwhelmed.

    Additionally, with interest rates rising, it's drying up tech in the US. So the make-believe tech in Israel is definitely toast. Israel will likely coast on US Boomer fumes and handouts, which will get them to 2030. Beyond that, there will be a fundamental realignment. Potentially, pragmatic Israelis can put up with Russia or China, but it won't be the US or Europe.

    Replies: @Anonynoose, @That Would Be Telling, @Pixo, @AnotherDad, @Lockean Proviso

    There’s no evidence that Jewish-Israeli birthrates are dysgenic as you allege.

    1. Ex USSR Ashkenazi-Slav hybrids have the lowest birthrate of Jewish groups. While around 105IQ, that’s not as high as pure AJs.

    2. Fertility is eugenic within traditional very high fertility AJ communities for the same reasons it was in the middle ages: larger family sizes for wealthier higher IQ men and eugenic marriage policies.

    3. Non-AJ Jewish groups have lower fertility than AJs.

  99. @kaganovitch
    @Anonymous

    Steve's commenters have been particularly good this week und es kommt sie ein bisschen rindfleisch.

    Replies: @Jack D

    Even if you understand the words (“they deserve a little bite of beef”), you really have to understand the cultural context. Back in the Old Country, unless you were the Kaiser, you might have beef in your diet but not a lot of it. You would go to the butcher and he would hack off a kilo of beef on the bone, (more bone than meat) because that was all that you could afford (and the poor couldn’t even afford that). You would put that in your soup pot along with a whole bunch of vegetables (this is healthier than eating a big juicy steak but they didn’t do it because it was healthy) and that potful of soup (along with a lot of bread and potatoes) was dinner for your whole family which probably included 6 or 7 kids or maybe more. When the soup was getting ladled out, most people got just the vegetables or maybe a tiny shred of beef but if you were an honored guest or maybe the breadwinner, the lady of the house would take the trouble to make sure that your soup bowl included ein bisschen rindfleisch and not just cabbage.

    • Thanks: Muggles
  100. @Twinkie
    Droll, but I don’t think the Canaanites were the first. And there were Persians before the Macedonians.

    Replies: @Jim, @Pixo

    “ I don’t think the Canaanites were the first.”

    “Canaanites” seems to be the accepted term for the entire initial Semitic population of the Southern Levant at the dawn of history, including proto-Jews who were likely a Canaanite subgroup.

    • Agree: mc23
    • Replies: @Twinkie
    @Pixo


    “Canaanites” seems to be the accepted term for the entire initial Semitic population of the Southern Levant at the dawn of history, including proto-Jews who were likely a Canaanite subgroup.
     
    Yes on the last part. No on the first. Canaanites typically refer to the Bronze Age people in the southern Levant who likely descended from the intrusive populations from Zagros and/or Caucasus or possibly a branch of the Amorites (their Iron Age descendants being Phoenicians). Prior to that the area was inhabited by Natufians with a different genetic makeup and are possibly related to North African groups.
  101. @AnotherDad
    @Hypnotoad666

    Wow, we white people need some of that.

    The whole "anti-Semitism" deal is amazing. What other group in the world has bothered to manufacture a label for other peoples not liking them--and seriously who likes any middle-man minority? (for the obvious reasons)--and then been able to propagandize it into some sort official offense that's the worst thing ever?

    If we white people--you know the people that actually settled and built America--had a similar "anti-white-gentilism" offense, half the Jews in America would have their jobs and property confiscated have been tossed in prison on expelled.

    American Jews--regularly, routinely, every day--spew anti-white gentile abuse and invective, just as full of lies and fantasy as whatever Afro-centric nonsense this bozo was linking and far, far, far more destructive.

    Replies: @Almost Missouri

    • Thanks: J.Ross
    • LOL: Twinkie, MEH 0910
    • Replies: @Twinkie
    @Almost Missouri

    Punching down and shrieking as if being punched down, all at the same time.

  102. @Hank Archer
    I'm sure I'll get some details confused here, but I remember, about 1980 or so, probably during the height of the American Indian (AIM) movement, the Sioux were trying to get title to the Black Hills of South Dakota. The idea was getting some traction until the Crows stepped up to say, "Hey, wait a minute, the Whites chased you guys out of Minnesota and then you drove us out of the Black Hills."
    Next the Pawnees laid claim to the Black Hills, even before the Crows, at that point the tribes said, "Never Mind!"

    Replies: @Curle

    Same argument made by some Muskogee who are in confederation with the Yuchi who live in some undesirable part of South Carolina after the Spanish burned their villages and the Cherokee ‘stole’ their land and the Cherokee now have a nice profit turning casino in North Carolina while the Yuchi have bupkis.

  103. @Anon
    Speculating that 2022-2025 will see a subtle, but real shift, of Israel away from the West. Netanyahu correctly understands the only plausible avenue for a viable Jewish state is through fundamentalist, low-iq birth rates. Anything less -- via Muslim birth rates or Russia's backing of Muslim states -- and Israel is overwhelmed.

    Additionally, with interest rates rising, it's drying up tech in the US. So the make-believe tech in Israel is definitely toast. Israel will likely coast on US Boomer fumes and handouts, which will get them to 2030. Beyond that, there will be a fundamental realignment. Potentially, pragmatic Israelis can put up with Russia or China, but it won't be the US or Europe.

    Replies: @Anonynoose, @That Would Be Telling, @Pixo, @AnotherDad, @Lockean Proviso

    198–

    TWBT and Pixo have really covered the ground, but this doesn’t really make much sense.

    Israel lacks “scale” and certainly must cooperate with other nations, but overall–excepting, of course, occupying a bunch of people who aren’t part of its nation–Israel is in surprisingly good shape.

    As TWBT notes, they have smart folks able to operate industries at the leading edge of technology.

    And as Pixo notes, they–almost uniquely among modern nations–have a decent eugenic fertility picture. The biggest baby factories are precisely traditionalist Ashkenazi–the Hasids and other ultra-Orthodox. (Specifics left to kaganovitch.) I think they do have a serious problem, in that so many of those men are essentially parasities–men full time studying the Talmud, skipping army service, no useful employment, big welfare use. But the babies churned should not be disgenic. Israel just needs to lower the boom on the environmental side and demand that they carry their own weight–militarily and productively.

    Nonetheless, Israel has at least cracked the nut in terms getting intelligent modern women to take an interest in having babies, rather than “you go girl!” careerism and incessantly posting on Faceborg and Instawhore.

    May rough take of the future is we (America) are slumping toward Brazil. The Euros are committing suicide and the future is pretty much being handed to the Chinese without them having to do much of anything. But Israel has actually cracked the eugenic fertility nut while the Chinese still have not.

    Maybe white people should consider some of that ethno-nationalism stuff?

    • Replies: @kaganovitch
    @AnotherDad

    Nonetheless, Israel has at least cracked the nut in terms getting intelligent modern women to take an interest in having babies, rather than “you go girl!” careerism and incessantly posting on Faceborg and Instawhore.

    When you internalize the message that the most important thing you will ever do, indeed, the most important thing you can do, is raise a family, you are orders of magnitude less likely to abandon home and hearth for Eat ,Pray, Love/I'm not fulfilled crap. This is true even of Haredi women who , in Israel , bring in most of the family income as well as raising the children.

    Regarding entering the work force/contributing; what can't go on forever, won't go on forever. The Israeli Haredi model is not sustainable economically in the long run and will give way to arrangements which are.

    , @Twinkie
    @AnotherDad


    the future is pretty much being handed to the Chinese without them having to do much of anything.
     
    Maybe. The future elites of the West are going to be increasingly Indian, not Chinese.

    The future is already here, in fact:

    https://static.euronews.com/articles/stories/07/15/56/44/1100x619_cmsv2_e22eeeb8-1636-54b2-9c86-e3b88ef1b879-7155644.jpg

    Replies: @mc23

  104. @Almost Missouri
    @Hypnotoad666

    I thought imitation was the sincerest form of flattery, yet now if a Gentile says, "But we're really Jews", apparently it's the worst thing ever.

    If you're not allowed to join and you're not allowed to criticize, ... what's left?

    Only conflict.

    The cause of certain historical patterns is ... becoming clearer.

    Replies: @Pixo

    “ now if a Gentile says, “But we’re really Jews”, apparently it’s the worst thing ever.”

    The issue isn’t the Black Israelites claiming to be Jewish, but their claiming the actual Jews are frauds.

    Jews do not generally have issues with other groups claiming to be “lost tribes” when they do not dispute their authenticity.

    • Replies: @Almost Missouri
    @Pixo


    Jews do not generally have issues with other groups claiming to be “lost tribes” when they do not dispute their authenticity.
     
    So humiliating him, ending his career, and extorting half a million dollars is how authentic Jews respond?

    The cause of certain historical patterns is becoming clearer.
  105. @Steve Sailer
    @mc23

    Right. I've never heard anybody doubt that the Samaritans in Israel aren't directly descended from the Samaritans Jesus talked about.

    Replies: @dearieme, @Odin, @Corvinus

    I’ve never heard anybody doubt that the Samaritans in Israel aren’t directly descended from the Samaritans Jesus talked about.

    Unpacking the triple negative, this seems to say today’s Samaritans are not descended from the ones Jesus spoke of. Is that the intent?

  106. @Jack D
    @JimDandy

    And what about the USS Liberty - you forgot to mention the Liberty!

    And people here say that Emmett Till was long ago. When it comes to their pet grievances, they are like elephants.

    How many British sergeants did the Germans kill in two world wars? Ten thousand times as many ? A hundred thousand? Maybe Stalin had it right: “The death of one man is a tragedy. The death of a million is a statistic.”

    But Germany and the UK are the best of friends now. All is forgiven.

    Replies: @JimDandy, @Buzz Mohawk

    Thanks for bringing up the USS Liberty. You’re a mensch.

  107. @Skyler the Weird
    Off-topic. The powerball numbers for the $1.9 billion drawing was delayed so that the Republicans can't say you know who the lottery winner is within minutes. Why does it take weeks to count votes?

    Replies: @Curle, @Muggles

    Why does it take weeks to count votes?

    In large western counties mail can be slower than expected getting between locations. Even more so for absentees sent from far flung places. How long does it take an ballot from Iraq to arrive?

    Plus, the USPS may be slower than in the past.

    • Replies: @Jack D
    @Curle

    In PA at least, mail ballots only count if they are received by 8PM on election day. If you want your ballot to count and can't vote in person, leave enough time for the ballot to arrive. How long do you have to hold the count open for late ballots? There has to be a deadline so might as well make it election day.

    Maybe the US used to be a more functional country or maybe it was a less Republican country so there was no need for Dems to hold the polls open for further counting, but before the Gore election I don't recall any of this endless recounting nonsense. The election results would be known by the following morning at the latest and this was without the digital resources we have to day - each precinct would just phone their results in and it worked just fine.

    Replies: @Jim Don Bob, @Curle

  108. @Luke Lea
    @Bardon Kaldian

    The European community is ultimately responsible for the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, and not only because it was European anti-Semitism, culminating in the Holocaust, that drove the Jews out of Europe, but because it was Western statesmen on the allied side during World War I who decided to solve their Jewish problem by giving someone else's land away. See here for details: shorturl.at/jwGHM

    The conflict between Israel and the Palestinians will never be settled until Europe acknowledges its moral and historical responsibility for causing the conflict in the first place and agrees to compensate the Palestinian people for their losses as part of a final settlement. I discuss what such compensation might look like in the introduction to my book, Three Uneasy Pieces (about the Bible and History) which is available on Amazon.

    https://www.amazon.com/Three-Uneasy-Pieces-about-History/dp/B08PLX2W61/ref=sr_1_1?crid=2VRKSTN580RU5&keywords=Three+Uneasy+Pieces&qid=1644078185&sprefix=three+uneasy+pieces%2Caps%2C70&sr=8-1

    Replies: @J.Ross, @Yahya

    The conflict between Israel and the Palestinians will never be settled until Europe acknowledges its moral and historical responsibility for causing the conflict in the first place and agrees to compensate the Palestinian people for their losses as part of a final settlement. I discuss what such compensation might look like in the introduction to my book, Three Uneasy Pieces (about the Bible and History) which is available on Amazon.

    Thanks, I’ve read your introduction in Three Uneasy Pieces and was impressed by your erudition and humane outlook; you’ve presented a convincing argument that Europe is to blame for the calamity that has befallen the Holy Land. I’m not convinced though with your proposed solution to the Israel-Palestine problem, namely that European compensation to Palestinians will solve the conflict. You mentioned a Palestinian delegate who suggested a payment of 500 billion dollars would suffice to compensate Palestinians for damages caused, also indicating that “blood money” is a key part of Arab culture, and that the right to settle in the West should be included as part of the compensation package.

    First, I don’t get the impression that the idea of reparations is mainstream or even a significant demand made by the Palestinian side. The chief aim is to reclaim lost territory, not demand compensation. All polls indicate the plurality of Palestinians want to regain the land they’ve lost (and kick Jews out in the process). Some 46% would accept the two-state solution if it ends the conflict, but 54% say “the conflict should not end, and resistance should continue until all of historic Palestine is liberated.” Attitudes are even more maximalist concerning the long-term future. In both the West Bank and Gaza, the solid majority say that “eventually, the Palestinians will control almost all of Palestine.”

    https://www.washingtoninstitute.org/policy-analysis/half-palestinians-still-want-all-palestine-most-would-compromise-less

    Palestinians are a stubborn bunch. If you listen to Palestinian folk music you will realize they have only one goal in mind: return to their land. And most of them believe they will eventually accomplish this goal, despite the procession of defeats of the past century. My hunch is that no amount of money will inhibit them from this. Resist The Hurricane, a song by the elegant and intelligent Lebanese-Palestinian signer Julia Boutros, expresses the Palestinian will quite eloquently:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hQBn4eeHAz8&ab_channel=%D9%87%D9%83%D8%B0%D8%A7%D8%AA%D9%83%D9%84%D9%85%D8%A7%D9%84%D8%B9%D8%B1%D8%A8%D9%8A

    قاوم فيداك الاعصار

    I scream for adults… for adults
    Who holds the decision today?
    Don’t steal the colors from our hopes
    Do not steal dreams from our children
    Tomorrow is the state of the decision

    You will not be able to
    To hold the fountain
    Water will come out of the mouth of the rocks
    Freedom takes off the yoke of the eagles
    Our men are the epic championship
    Our women are the fertility of the seasons
    Our children are the future of breezes
    Our limit is a ray of range
    And our voice is the echo space
    And our dream embraces the term
    Lift the siege!
    O guardians of oppression and decision
    Oh you adults

    Resist the hurricane
    Do not submit, humiliation is destruction

    Resist the hurricane
    Advance victory is a decision
    Your life is a moment of glory in which fates change

    The day the revolution of anger will blow in the nation of anger
    In the pause of splendor
    In the uprising of dignity
    Darkness vanishes
    Then you won’t be able to stop the roaring in the river
    Will be torrential
    You will not be able to respond to this woe
    Will be torrential
    You will sweep the borders from your borders
    And break the decision
    O guardians of oppression and decision
    Oh you adults

    Resist the hurricane
    Do not submit, humiliation is destruction
    And hold fast to the truth, for truth is your weapon, no matter how far they go

    Resist the hurricane
    Victory is a decision
    Your life is a moment of glory in which fates change

    Key words here:

    Resist the hurricane, do not submit, humiliation is destruction.

    I’m also reminded of a scene in Hany Abu-Assad’s Paradise Now, in which Jamal tells Said: “what can you do when there is no freedom or justice? The individual has to fight for it. If we give into the law that says the strong devours the weak, we reduce ourselves to the level of animals. It would be intolerable. Death is better than inferiority.”

    “Death is better than inferiority” and “Resist the hurricane, humiliation is destruction”. Here we get a good sense as to why Palestinians refuse to relinquish their demands for return. It’s more of a question of dignity and honor than land or money. One can admire these notions, but ultimately Palestinians will have to face the reality that they have lost, and that little can be done to salvage their situation. That is why I favor the one-state solution, and regard it as being the perhaps the only just and practical solution, though not necessarily the most probable.

    Far better than monetary compensation, which gradually wears off, is an incorporation of Palestinians into an economically vibrant Israel, which would help raise their standards of living over the long-term. The process of economic integration could happen along the lines envisioned by Stef Wertheimer, through vocational training and industrial parks. Of course all this remains a pipe-dream insofar as neither Israelis nor Palestinians desire a one-state solution. So a shift in thinking will be a necessary pre-condition to a one-state solution. Here I think the idea of a common identity born out of shared ancestry could be interesting. Some early Zionists advocated the path of reconciliation with Arabs under the banner of “Semitic Nationalism”. But in my view common identification is unnecessary, tolerance as displayed by people like Nehum Goldmann, Daniel Barenboim, Edward Said and Elia Suleiman is sufficient to ensure co-existence.

    None of this is likely to happen though, and my guess is that the Netanyahus and Hamasniks of the world will keep the conflict stationed in the dead-end zone it has been for the past 70 years.

  109. @Gary in Gramercy
    @Polistra

    I saw that piece: since I write and edit application essays for aspiring college students (grad/professional school applicants, too), I take a keen interest in what admissions officers say about the Common App essay.

    These particular critics, if actually employed by an elite admissions office, must be rookies or otherwise easily impressed. Most experienced professionals strongly advise against what they refer to, derisively, as "the Grandparent Essay." The focus should always be on what makes you, the applicant, distinctive or unique. "Grandma isn't applying to Harvard: you are."

    By the way, I read through the "successful Harvard essays," and to the extent they aren't complete fiction, they benefited from some professional editing or "massaging." (No "happy ending" jokes, thanks.) It's the rare 17-year-old who can write and edit an essay like this -- the best chance to distinguish oneself from all the other perfect applicants, so the pressure is immense -- without considerable outside input. (By that I don't mean having Mom and Dad, and maybe your junior year English teacher, look it over for spelling errors.)

    I did like "Charles Wong's" account of being a camp counselor, though: as the critic pointed out, Charles followed the first rule for such essays: "Show, don't tell." (The second: "Less is more.")

    Replies: @Anon

    I’d love to see some student submit a college essay with Less is More written on a sheet of paper and nothing else.

  110. @Curle
    @Skyler the Weird

    Why does it take weeks to count votes?

    In large western counties mail can be slower than expected getting between locations. Even more so for absentees sent from far flung places. How long does it take an ballot from Iraq to arrive?

    Plus, the USPS may be slower than in the past.

    Replies: @Jack D

    In PA at least, mail ballots only count if they are received by 8PM on election day. If you want your ballot to count and can’t vote in person, leave enough time for the ballot to arrive. How long do you have to hold the count open for late ballots? There has to be a deadline so might as well make it election day.

    Maybe the US used to be a more functional country or maybe it was a less Republican country so there was no need for Dems to hold the polls open for further counting, but before the Gore election I don’t recall any of this endless recounting nonsense. The election results would be known by the following morning at the latest and this was without the digital resources we have to day – each precinct would just phone their results in and it worked just fine.

    • Replies: @Jim Don Bob
    @Jack D


    The election results would be known by the following morning at the latest and this was without the digital resources we have to day – each precinct would just phone their results in and it worked just fine.
     
    Very true. The Daley machine put JFK over the top and into the presidency before dawn the next day. Voting machines have made things worse, not better.

    Replies: @That Would Be Telling

    , @Curle
    @Jack D

    “How long do you have to hold the count open for late ballots?”

    In the 2020 Nov. 3 general election the last batch of mailed ballots counted in my county arrived Nov. 23, twenty days following Election Day.

    Even weirder, drop box ballots were collected as late as Nov. 5.

  111. Anon[423] • Disclaimer says:
    @Hypnotoad666
    @clifford brown

    Like the Kanye contretemps that he avoided, Steve is missing out on the defenestration of Kyrie Irving, which is actually even more ridiculous. All he did was Tweet a link to a documentary that claims (with copious evidence I'm sure!), that blacks are the real Biblical chosen people. For that crime (and not making an unqualified oath of allegiance to the creed of anti-anti-Semitism), the Nets suspended him, Nike etc. canceled his endorsements, they made him donate $500,000 to the ADL, and then to generally crawl on his hands and knees for penance.


    By Nov. 3, Irving had not apologized, and he had not been clear about what content he disagreed with in the film. N.B.A. Commissioner Adam Silver said he would meet with Irving soon.

    “Kyrie Irving made a reckless decision to post a link to a film containing deeply offensive antisemitic material,” Silver said in a statement. He added: “I am disappointed that he has not offered an unqualified apology and more specifically denounced the vile and harmful content contained in the film he chose to publicize.”

    About 30 minutes after Silver’s statement, Irving spoke to reporters at a Nets practice: “I didn’t mean to cause any harm. I’m not the one that made the documentary.”

    When asked what specific points in the film he did not agree with, Irving responded vaguely. “Some of the criticism of the Jewish faith and the community, for sure,” he said. “Some points made in there that were unfortunate.” https://www.nytimes.com/article/kyrie-irving-antisemitic.html#link-44b31ca8https://www.nytimes.com/article/kyrie-irving-antisemitic.html#link-44b31ca8
     

    Interestingly, while they certainly showed Irving who's in charge of him, the ADL couldn't make Bezos take the silly film off of Amazon (and apparently it's on YouTube anyway), so now the Streisand effect is kicking in.

    Although Irving has denied promoting the film, 'Hebrews to Negroes' has skyrocketed in popularity since last week's Twitter post. The documentary was Amazon's top seller in Ethnic Studies as of Friday, and alternate versions or sequels held several of the remaining spots on the top-10 list. https://www.dailymail.co.uk/sport/sportsnews/fb-11390933/KYRIE-IRVINGS-TWEET-SPARKS-ANTI-SEMITIC-FILM.html
     
    Keeping eccentric black celebrities on the woke plantation by force is not a good look for the Coalition of the Fringes. Wake up Black People!

    https://lookmovie2.to/movies/view/9574524-hebrews-to-negroes-wake-up-black-america-2018

    Replies: @Polistra, @clifford brown, @silviosilver, @mc23, @Bardon Kaldian, @AnotherDad, @Almost Missouri, @Anon

    I have come across various mixed-race people who have a certain percentage of black DNA, but also Jewish DNA. Those Jewish slave owners before 1861 apparently slept a lot with their slaves. This is one thing modern DNA testing has revealed, but there hasn’t been much discussion of this yet.

    It’s possible Kanye West had a DNA test done and it showed some Jewish ancestry, and he has some black friends with the same quirk, which is why he’s been making his remarks that blacks are Jews. Smarter blacks have a higher probability of having some Jewish ancestry.

  112. @Ganderson
    @Jim Don Bob

    Isn’t La Traviata the background opera for the closing scenes of the Marx Brothers’ “A Night at the Opera?”

    Replies: @Jim Don Bob, @Achmed E. Newman

    Don’t know. I have never seen a Marx brothers movie.

  113. @clifford brown
    @Hypnotoad666

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_l-YU5e9kfI

    Brother Kyrie was not cancelled for claiming the Earth Is Flat. This is a very serious, influential thinker, but he was not suspended from the The League because of his well developed theories about the shape of the Earth.

    Flat Earthism is the first step to realizing the Hollow Earth Truth.

    Steph Curry was not suspended for saying the Moon Landing Was Fake.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lN_3FfznXLE

    Replies: @Muggles

    Steph Curry was not suspended for saying the Moon Landing Was Fake.

    Steph Curry is the 3 Pointer King!

    The others, well, not so much.

    Steph stays, the others have to attend Silver’s Re-Education Camp. (Sorry fellas, no bacon…)

  114. @Polistra
    And now for something completely different. I've read a bunch of winning Harvard application essays so you don't have to. Tl;dr it helps to be foreign, or foreign-sounding.


    Ye-Ye is the Mandarin word for “grandfather.” My Ye-Ye is a simple, ordinary person—not rich, not “successful”—but he is my greatest source of inspiration and I idolize him. 

    Ye-Ye still goes to the market today. At the age of seventy-eight, he bikes several kilometers each week to buy bags of fresh fruits and vegetables, and then bikes home to share them with his neighbors. 
     

    Reviewer: "Yueming shows his ability to learn from the experience of others, and he highlights his own resilience and the positive mindset he gained from Ye-Ye."

    And now, the Jewish girl's turn!


    Perhaps I am also drawn to makeup because as I peel back the layers, I am still wholly me. I am still the young girl staring wide-eyed at her reflection, earnestly questioning in an attempt to learn more about the world. Most importantly, I still carry an unflagging vigor to coalesce creativity and activism into palpable change, one brushstroke at a time.

    Review: "The student’s essay compliments her larger admissions profile in which the reader learns about years of advocacy, sustainable practices, and intentions to positively impact her community."
     

    (Yes, the essay critics can't spell. Most of them have third-world names.)

    Did that one make you retch? There's more:


    If dissecting boluses can be so interesting, imagine the things I’ve yet to discover! I play piano and can see myself dedicating my life to the instrument, but I can’t bear to think of everything else I’d have to miss. I’d love to study albatrosses, but also particle physics or history, and preferably all three. At this point in my life, I can’t imagine picking just one area. At the same time, though, I love studying subjects in depth. I tend to get overwhelmed by my options, since I can’t possibly choose them all. But at least I know I’ll never be bored in life: there are just too many subjects to learn about, books to read, pieces to play, albatrosses to save, and boluses to dissect.
     
    "Taras" is unfortunately white male adjacent so he must be a genius.
     

    Reaching, stretching, grabbing, flinging ... My fear no longer shields me. I find my old passion for ballet, and remember the grace and poise that can nevertheless convey every color of emotion. Playing it safe will leave me part of the backdrop; only by taking risks can I step into the limelight. Maybe I’ll fall, but the rush is worth it. I’ll captain an all-male science bowl team, run a marathon, audition for a musical, and embrace the physical and intellectual elation of taking risks.
     
    "Lisa" wants to take risks and truly grow! Critic Val Misra says: "Lisa’s brand values seamlessly flow throughout the essay: creativity, determination, overcoming obstacles, self-reflection, growth through risk and, of course, passion!"

    After three days of ostracism, James broke down during a game of soccer. Tears streaming down his cheeks, he slumped off the field, head in his hands. I jogged toward him, my forehead creased with concern. Some campers loudly remarked, “Why is that creep crying?” Furious indignation leaped into my heart. They were the ones who “accidentally” bumped into him and called him “James the Freak.” It was their cruelty that caused his meltdown, and now they were mocking him for it. 
     
    Camp counselor Charles Wong stands up for the little guy! Fortunately none of the critics is sharp enough to identify fabrications:

    "The reader can feel his concern; Charles walks us through his genuine dilemma. Additionally, the acts of kindness he describes—the pep talks, the hugs—offer insight into his character. The decision to include these details paint Charles as a kind and bright personality, something of value on any college campus."


    Raised with my great-grandmother, grandparents, and parents all under one roof, I never lacked a consultant to help me transcribe Korean holiday dates from the lunar calendar onto my schedule.

     

    (I skipped the rest of that one.)

    .......


     


    I treasure the regular midnight chats with my brother as we indulge in batter while baking cupcakes for a friend’s birthday, keeping our voices hushed to avoid waking our mom and facing her “salmonella is in your near future” lecture. Yet, some of my fondest memories involve talking to people with whom I share nothing in common. Whether my conversations are about the Qatari coach’s research on Kuwait’s female voting patterns...

     

    Did "Michelle Choi" mean batter or banter?? Who cares.

    Several years ago, my mother told me I listen to “white people music.” And I suppose that’s true—rock 'n' roll tends to spring from the middle-class basements of young, white men. Though I did point out that its origins trace back to jazz musicians of the Harlem Renaissance. Also that one of the greatest guitarists of all time—dear Mr.Hendrix; may he rest in peace—was black.

    In my girls’s prep school, the goal was to be blond and good at soccer. I was neither, which automatically deemed me “uncool”...

    I’ll do what makes me happy and change what doesn’t. I’ll wear Doc Martens instead of Uggs; I’ll partake in a grande pumpkin spice latte; I’ll watch Gossip Girl; I’ll blare my favorite guitar solo over the speakers in my room.
     

    This black chick is so edgy! ADMIT!

    For years, my family and I found ourselves moving from country to country in hopes of a better future. Factors, such as war and lack of academic opportunities, led my parents to pack their bags and embark on a new journey for our family around the world. Our arduous journey first began in Kuçovë, Albania, then Athens, Greece, and then eventually, Boston, Massachusetts. Throughout those years, although my family always had a roof over our heads, I never had a place I could call “home.”

    Thus, unlike a typical thirteen-year-old girl’s conversations, my phone calls did not involve the mention of makeup, shoes, or boys. Instead, my conversations were composed of terms, such as “fixed-rate mortgages,” “preapprovals,” and “down payments.” 
     

    Eda buys a house for her parents! Reviewer says: "Honest. Heartbreaking. Powerful."

    ....

    "Michelle" recalls visiting the countryside with her grandfather in China.


    But nothing could stay the same. I moved to America and as the weekly excursions to the mountainside ended, so did our lessons in nature and science. Although six thousand miles away, I would never forget how my grandpa’s wrinkles creased when he smiled or how he always smelled like mountain flowers.

     I received a gold medal at the top of the podium at the California Tae Kwon Do Competition.

     

    That'll come in handy when Michelle is attacked on the T by some guys who aren't exactly white male adjacent.


    https://www.thecrimson.com/topic/sponsored-successful-harvard-essays-2022/

    Replies: @J.Ross, @Gary in Gramercy, @kaganovitch, @Jim Don Bob

    My daughter wrote this for her college essay, and I think it helped get her admitted because it was off beat. The general idea was mine, but she wrote it. I did a bit of proof reading but that’s it.

    The Top Five Things I Have Learned About My Life So Far:
    (With Apologies to David Letterman)

    I know that most college essays are supposed to outline your leadership skills, challenges you have overcome, and other things along those lines. I, however, do not want to write one of those generic essays where you already know what happens because you have already heard the same story just with different people and a different setting. Instead, I am going to write about the top five things I have learned about my life so far, because I am just a seventeen year-old girl who has led a wonderful life with very little misery and strife.

    Number 1: Things are not always what they appear. I first learned this when I was in Pre-Kindergarten at Saint Agnes. We started each day with prayer and announcements over an intercom, but I had never seen an intercom before. The first time I heard this I was amazed! I had no idea who was talking or where they were. I concluded that it was Mary, the mother of God, because after all we were praying. I went home and told my parents who explained what an intercom was.

    Number 2: Things are not always meant literally. One day after school when I was in Kindergarten, my older sister came home and told my family and me at dinner that a boy in her class had an accident. I asked if he had a change of clothes, because to me, having an accident meant that you had wet your pants.

    Number 3: As much as I would like to think otherwise, my parents know what they’re talking about and usually do know what is best for me. One Halloween, I got a ton of candy, more than ten pounds. Despite my parents warning about getting a stomach ache from eating too much candy, I decided to eat all I wanted. A few hours later, I had that stomach ache they warned me about, and at that point I wished that I had listened.

    Number 4:You make your own experiences; if you think something is going to be terrible, it will be. Seniors at my school are required to go on an overnight retreat to Camp Happyland. The name alone made me want to fake an illness and not go! I was dreading this whole experience until I thought to myself on the bus when we were leaving that I could either think it will be terrible and have a bad attitude, or I could think it will be fine and have a good attitude. I chose the latter, and I actually enjoyed myself on this retreat. I made two new friends and got to know my other friends better.

    Number 5: Don’t take things or people for granted because they won’t last forever. Over the summer, I lost my precious dog, Dexter. He was a very healthy and strong dog. My family was on vacation at our cottage in Canada, and on the second night, Dexter started losing motor control and having trouble breathing. We called two veterinarians and described his symptoms to see if they could diagnose him. We couldn’t take him anywhere that night because by that time everything was closed, and we also live thirty minutes from the nearest town. We took him to the veterinarian Sunday morning, but they could no longer help him by Monday. So we drove a couple hundred miles with Dexter on oxygen, to get the best care for him. Seventy-two hours and about five hundred miles later, they had to euthanize him. If we hadn’t done that then he would have asphyxiated, and we wanted to end his suffering because he had already been through so much. I am so grateful to have had three and a half years with Dexter. I only wish that I knew what it was that made him so sick so fast, and I that he hadn’t suffered as much as he did.

  115. @Jack D
    @Curle

    In PA at least, mail ballots only count if they are received by 8PM on election day. If you want your ballot to count and can't vote in person, leave enough time for the ballot to arrive. How long do you have to hold the count open for late ballots? There has to be a deadline so might as well make it election day.

    Maybe the US used to be a more functional country or maybe it was a less Republican country so there was no need for Dems to hold the polls open for further counting, but before the Gore election I don't recall any of this endless recounting nonsense. The election results would be known by the following morning at the latest and this was without the digital resources we have to day - each precinct would just phone their results in and it worked just fine.

    Replies: @Jim Don Bob, @Curle

    The election results would be known by the following morning at the latest and this was without the digital resources we have to day – each precinct would just phone their results in and it worked just fine.

    Very true. The Daley machine put JFK over the top and into the presidency before dawn the next day. Voting machines have made things worse, not better.

    • Replies: @That Would Be Telling
    @Jim Don Bob


    The Daley machine put JFK over the top and into the presidency before dawn the next day. Voting machines have made things worse, not better.
     
    "Lever" voting machines were a thing by the end of the 19th Century, and from my readings were routinely used to cheat in city elections, like by adding the "right" number of votes in the morning before Official voting started. I once used one in a corrupt state in a municipality where there was no change a Republican would ever win....

    That's obviously not what the Daley human political machine did after they knew how many downstate votes they still needed to overcome, but that morning feature implies it can be done later after there are no more pesky live voters in the room to observe shenanigans.
  116. @Jack D
    @Curle

    In PA at least, mail ballots only count if they are received by 8PM on election day. If you want your ballot to count and can't vote in person, leave enough time for the ballot to arrive. How long do you have to hold the count open for late ballots? There has to be a deadline so might as well make it election day.

    Maybe the US used to be a more functional country or maybe it was a less Republican country so there was no need for Dems to hold the polls open for further counting, but before the Gore election I don't recall any of this endless recounting nonsense. The election results would be known by the following morning at the latest and this was without the digital resources we have to day - each precinct would just phone their results in and it worked just fine.

    Replies: @Jim Don Bob, @Curle

    “How long do you have to hold the count open for late ballots?”

    In the 2020 Nov. 3 general election the last batch of mailed ballots counted in my county arrived Nov. 23, twenty days following Election Day.

    Even weirder, drop box ballots were collected as late as Nov. 5.

  117. @Ebony Obelisk
    Example number 2784128974 of why conservative morons cannot do humor.

    This is pure anti-Semitism

    I take pleasure in the fact that you vicious subhumans will lose.

    No one will follow your religion. Your features will die out. You are done

    You will lose the election

    Die now and curse in vain

    Replies: @Bardon Kaldian, @Muggles

    So they gave you back your computer privileges, did they?

    Now learn to keep your keyboard Hate under control…

  118. @Skyler the Weird
    Off-topic. The powerball numbers for the $1.9 billion drawing was delayed so that the Republicans can't say you know who the lottery winner is within minutes. Why does it take weeks to count votes?

    Replies: @Curle, @Muggles

    Why does it take weeks to count votes?

    Sometimes it takes days for that fresh ink on the ballots to dry…

  119. @J.Ross
    @Polistra

    "Taras" is the archetypical Ukrainian male given name, it's like an Irishman being named Padraig, or Tim. These essays make a reader look forward to a Zardozian future in which these "people" are made to farm at gunpoint.

    Replies: @Kylie

    “These essays make a reader look forward to a Zardozian future in which these ‘people’ are made to farm at gunpoint.”

    Or better still, dig their own graves. I can’t imagine these Harvard-bound idiots ever being useful in a sane world.

  120. @AnotherDad
    @Anon

    198--

    TWBT and Pixo have really covered the ground, but this doesn't really make much sense.

    Israel lacks "scale" and certainly must cooperate with other nations, but overall--excepting, of course, occupying a bunch of people who aren't part of its nation--Israel is in surprisingly good shape.

    As TWBT notes, they have smart folks able to operate industries at the leading edge of technology.

    And as Pixo notes, they--almost uniquely among modern nations--have a decent eugenic fertility picture. The biggest baby factories are precisely traditionalist Ashkenazi--the Hasids and other ultra-Orthodox. (Specifics left to kaganovitch.) I think they do have a serious problem, in that so many of those men are essentially parasities--men full time studying the Talmud, skipping army service, no useful employment, big welfare use. But the babies churned should not be disgenic. Israel just needs to lower the boom on the environmental side and demand that they carry their own weight--militarily and productively.

    Nonetheless, Israel has at least cracked the nut in terms getting intelligent modern women to take an interest in having babies, rather than "you go girl!" careerism and incessantly posting on Faceborg and Instawhore.

    May rough take of the future is we (America) are slumping toward Brazil. The Euros are committing suicide and the future is pretty much being handed to the Chinese without them having to do much of anything. But Israel has actually cracked the eugenic fertility nut while the Chinese still have not.

    Maybe white people should consider some of that ethno-nationalism stuff?

    Replies: @kaganovitch, @Twinkie

    Nonetheless, Israel has at least cracked the nut in terms getting intelligent modern women to take an interest in having babies, rather than “you go girl!” careerism and incessantly posting on Faceborg and Instawhore.

    When you internalize the message that the most important thing you will ever do, indeed, the most important thing you can do, is raise a family, you are orders of magnitude less likely to abandon home and hearth for Eat ,Pray, Love/I’m not fulfilled crap. This is true even of Haredi women who , in Israel , bring in most of the family income as well as raising the children.

    Regarding entering the work force/contributing; what can’t go on forever, won’t go on forever. The Israeli Haredi model is not sustainable economically in the long run and will give way to arrangements which are.

  121. @Jack D
    @Wilkey

    Sometimes when guests overstay their welcome in your house you have to give them certain hints that it's time to leave. The British did some "not nice" things too under their mandate, like hanging Jewish freedom fighters:

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

    Yes, everyone knows that the British (the UK is smaller than California) conquered an Empire that spanned the entire planet and ruled billions by being super nice. (British cars suck but their propaganda machine is absolutely 1st class).

    As far as undermining the UK, Britain has a tiny Jewish community and it generally supports the Conservative party so the situation is nothing like that of the US. What you describe is not true in the US either but it's especially not true in Britain.

    Replies: @dearieme, @Edmund, @Rich

    But what exactly is the Ashkenazi claim to the land? Modern genetics traces their earliest appearance to Italy. Is it based on the Roman claim to Palestine? Modern Ashkenazi don’t practice the religion of the actual Judeans that lived there and aren’t genetically related to them. It isn’t their house. Now the Mizrahi might be able to make a legitimate claim, but I haven’t come across a genetic study about their origins.

    • Replies: @Jack D
    @Rich

    You are leaving out half the story. Ashkenazi Jews (and BTW Israel is only maybe 1/2 Ashkenazi) are Judean in their male line, so they are genetically related. While the religion has changed over time (the destruction of the Temple, which was fundamental to the old religion, left them with no choice), the foundational texts are the same.

    Ultimately national claims like this are all tenuous. What is the claim of the British to England or of Americans to America? "Palestinian" identity is also a myth. There was never a Palestinian national identity until Arafat invented it. National existence depends on #1 myths and #2 people willing to fight and die for those myths, for generation after generation. There is no Washington Post Decider who decides whether your national myths are valid or bullshit and if they are bullshit then it's game over. "Three Pinocchios for the Macedonians" and the Macedonians have to give up and admit that they are really Bulgarian. Your national myths could be as phony as a $3 bill but if people are willing to fight and die for them they take on their own reality. Or they could be totally real and valid and you could still be wiped from the map anyway.

    Replies: @Rich, @Colin Wright

  122. @mc23
    @James N. Kennett

    I think one study estimated a bottleneck of 350 Ashkenazim around 800 years ago. Christian Europe was ironically enough fertile ground for Jews even as ghetto and city dwellers.

    If only the Samaritians had bought a handful of those early Italian women for wives. Nowdays they'd have to make a deal with the Amish.

    https://www.timesofisrael.com/ashkenazi-jews-descend-from-350-people-study-finds/

    Replies: @Ralph L

    With “ash” and “nazi” in Ashkenazi, they really need to find a new word. It’s so triggering.

    • Replies: @mc23
    @Ralph L

    Funny you should mention that.


    One of the worst examples of the anti-Mizrahi discrimination involves The Ashkenazi Revolution published in 1964 by writer Kalman Katzenelson in which the author argues that the Mizrahim suffer from irreversible genetic inferiority that endangers the superiority of the Ashkenazi-Zionist state. He called for the establishment of an apartheid regime that, among other limitations, would abolish their political rights. He also objected to mixed marriages and demanded the prohibition of the Hebrew language because it resembled Arabic too greatly. Instead he demanded that Yiddish become the national language because of its supreme Germanic origins. His book was a bestseller until Ben-Gurion banned it.
     
    https://jewamongyou.com/2011/01/19/the-ashkenazi-revolution/

    Replies: @Colin Wright

  123. @Jack D
    @JimDandy

    And what about the USS Liberty - you forgot to mention the Liberty!

    And people here say that Emmett Till was long ago. When it comes to their pet grievances, they are like elephants.

    How many British sergeants did the Germans kill in two world wars? Ten thousand times as many ? A hundred thousand? Maybe Stalin had it right: “The death of one man is a tragedy. The death of a million is a statistic.”

    But Germany and the UK are the best of friends now. All is forgiven.

    Replies: @JimDandy, @Buzz Mohawk

    But Germany and the UK are the best of friends now. All is forgiven.

    They were at war then, moron (/deceiver.)

    • Replies: @Johann Ricke
    @Buzz Mohawk


    They were at war then, moron (/deceiver.)
     
    War isn't a tennis match. There are serious grievances involved. And not all of it is water under the bridge. The Liberty incident is a pimple compared to what went on during the two world wars, and was a single incident during a war at the end of which the Jews in Israel might have been massacred if they had lost. You may love Germans and hate Jews. The American public's sentiments are the reverse of your own, albeit at a lower level of intensity. Even if the Liberty attack was deliberate, it was at worst a skirmish whereas Germans killed almost 500K Americans. Calling it "a war" doesn't bring the dead back to life and provides no comfort to the parents, widows and orphans of the fighting men killed.

    Replies: @Pat Kittle

  124. @The Anti-Gnostic
    @MEH 0910

    Clever. And reminder of one of our great old guy's sayings, either Buffalo Joe or Buzz Mohawk: human history is waves, ebbing and flowing. If you don't hold, someone else will take.

    Paley, like a lot of Ashkenazi, is not showing up for the future but Jews with more blood-and-soil ethos will.

    I tend to agree with prognosticators who say Israel is going to get more Middle Eastern-y. The future majority non-white US is going to have other priorities and Israelis will have to figure out how to get along better with their fellow Semites. Don't American Jews already consider Israeli Jews kind of declasse'?

    Replies: @Almost Missouri, @Reg Cæsar, @Corvinus, @Colin Wright

    Don’t American Jews already consider Israeli Jews kind of déclassé[s]?

    Starting with Chaïm Witz:

    [MORE]

  125. @Buzz Mohawk
    @Jack D


    But Germany and the UK are the best of friends now. All is forgiven.
     
    They were at war then, moron (/deceiver.)

    Replies: @Johann Ricke

    They were at war then, moron (/deceiver.)

    War isn’t a tennis match. There are serious grievances involved. And not all of it is water under the bridge. The Liberty incident is a pimple compared to what went on during the two world wars, and was a single incident during a war at the end of which the Jews in Israel might have been massacred if they had lost. You may love Germans and hate Jews. The American public’s sentiments are the reverse of your own, albeit at a lower level of intensity. Even if the Liberty attack was deliberate, it was at worst a skirmish whereas Germans killed almost 500K Americans. Calling it “a war” doesn’t bring the dead back to life and provides no comfort to the parents, widows and orphans of the fighting men killed.

    • Thanks: Jack D
    • Replies: @Pat Kittle
    @Johann Ricke


    ... The Liberty incident is a pimple compared to what went on during the two world wars, and was a single incident during a war at the end of which the Jews in Israel might have been massacred if they had lost. You may love Germans and hate Jews. The American public’s sentiments are the reverse of your own, albeit at a lower level of intensity. Even if the Liberty attack was deliberate, it was at worst a skirmish...
     
    You (((hasbara))) still haven’t come up with a remotely exculpable excuse for Israel’s ACT OF WAR (“Liberty incident”) against the US.

    In the words of the American crew members who survived the massacre:

    "On June 8, 1967, US Navy intelligence ship USS Liberty was suddenly and brutally attacked on the high seas in international waters by the air and naval forces of Israel. The Israeli forces attacked with full knowledge that this was an American ship and lied about it. Survivors have been forbidden for 40 years to tell their story under oath to the American public. The USS Liberty Memorial web site tells their story and is dedicated to the memory of the 34 brave men who died...." -- Continued:
    -- (http://www.gtr5.com/)

  126. @The Anti-Gnostic
    @MEH 0910

    Clever. And reminder of one of our great old guy's sayings, either Buffalo Joe or Buzz Mohawk: human history is waves, ebbing and flowing. If you don't hold, someone else will take.

    Paley, like a lot of Ashkenazi, is not showing up for the future but Jews with more blood-and-soil ethos will.

    I tend to agree with prognosticators who say Israel is going to get more Middle Eastern-y. The future majority non-white US is going to have other priorities and Israelis will have to figure out how to get along better with their fellow Semites. Don't American Jews already consider Israeli Jews kind of declasse'?

    Replies: @Almost Missouri, @Reg Cæsar, @Corvinus, @Colin Wright

    The future is Generation Z. You’re too proud to admit it. Now run along to your country club with Squatty Guats at your beck and call.

    • Replies: @The Anti-Gnostic
    @Corvinus

    You're responding to days-old comments. Do you really look up commenters' TLs and go down the list? Strange, obsessive behavior.

  127. The thing is, in reality Jews dominated Palestine for about three centuries and only actually ruled it for about eighty years.

    Worse, those who call themselves ‘Jews’ today don’t trace much of their DNA to Palestine in any case. It’s all a bit like if I declared myself a Chumash Indian, showed up at Steve’s door, and told him this was my land.

  128. @The Anti-Gnostic
    @MEH 0910

    Clever. And reminder of one of our great old guy's sayings, either Buffalo Joe or Buzz Mohawk: human history is waves, ebbing and flowing. If you don't hold, someone else will take.

    Paley, like a lot of Ashkenazi, is not showing up for the future but Jews with more blood-and-soil ethos will.

    I tend to agree with prognosticators who say Israel is going to get more Middle Eastern-y. The future majority non-white US is going to have other priorities and Israelis will have to figure out how to get along better with their fellow Semites. Don't American Jews already consider Israeli Jews kind of declasse'?

    Replies: @Almost Missouri, @Reg Cæsar, @Corvinus, @Colin Wright

    ‘…Don’t American Jews already consider Israeli Jews kind of declasse’?

    There are a lot of Israeli Jewish criminals operating in America — and their victims of choice seem to be American Jews.

    I remember I once worked up a long-distance moving bid for the parents of some former customers of mine. They were Jewish, and their (elderly, Jewish) parents had had a really bad experience with their previous movers.

    A light went off, and I inquired, ‘were the movers Israeli?’

    Bingo.

    • Replies: @Gary in Gramercy
    @Colin Wright

    I have two words for you: "Sony guts."

    https://youtu.be/nb_R1VZqLcE

    (Note: Tom Hanks probably coined the phrase "Sony guts" as an Israeli consumer electronics store employee on an SNL sketch, "Sabra Price is Right," with an accent so perfect you could fry falafel on it. Couldn't find the sketch on YT -- imagine that.)

  129. @Pixo
    @Twinkie

    “ I don’t think the Canaanites were the first.”

    “Canaanites” seems to be the accepted term for the entire initial Semitic population of the Southern Levant at the dawn of history, including proto-Jews who were likely a Canaanite subgroup.

    Replies: @Twinkie

    “Canaanites” seems to be the accepted term for the entire initial Semitic population of the Southern Levant at the dawn of history, including proto-Jews who were likely a Canaanite subgroup.

    Yes on the last part. No on the first. Canaanites typically refer to the Bronze Age people in the southern Levant who likely descended from the intrusive populations from Zagros and/or Caucasus or possibly a branch of the Amorites (their Iron Age descendants being Phoenicians). Prior to that the area was inhabited by Natufians with a different genetic makeup and are possibly related to North African groups.

    • Thanks: Johann Ricke
  130. @Almost Missouri
    @AnotherDad

    https://i.postimg.cc/XJX2qt90/I-hate-blanket-step-back.jpg

    Replies: @Twinkie

    Punching down and shrieking as if being punched down, all at the same time.

  131. @AnotherDad
    @Anon

    198--

    TWBT and Pixo have really covered the ground, but this doesn't really make much sense.

    Israel lacks "scale" and certainly must cooperate with other nations, but overall--excepting, of course, occupying a bunch of people who aren't part of its nation--Israel is in surprisingly good shape.

    As TWBT notes, they have smart folks able to operate industries at the leading edge of technology.

    And as Pixo notes, they--almost uniquely among modern nations--have a decent eugenic fertility picture. The biggest baby factories are precisely traditionalist Ashkenazi--the Hasids and other ultra-Orthodox. (Specifics left to kaganovitch.) I think they do have a serious problem, in that so many of those men are essentially parasities--men full time studying the Talmud, skipping army service, no useful employment, big welfare use. But the babies churned should not be disgenic. Israel just needs to lower the boom on the environmental side and demand that they carry their own weight--militarily and productively.

    Nonetheless, Israel has at least cracked the nut in terms getting intelligent modern women to take an interest in having babies, rather than "you go girl!" careerism and incessantly posting on Faceborg and Instawhore.

    May rough take of the future is we (America) are slumping toward Brazil. The Euros are committing suicide and the future is pretty much being handed to the Chinese without them having to do much of anything. But Israel has actually cracked the eugenic fertility nut while the Chinese still have not.

    Maybe white people should consider some of that ethno-nationalism stuff?

    Replies: @kaganovitch, @Twinkie

    the future is pretty much being handed to the Chinese without them having to do much of anything.

    Maybe. The future elites of the West are going to be increasingly Indian, not Chinese.

    The future is already here, in fact:

    • Agree: mc23, Not Raul
    • Replies: @mc23
    @Twinkie

    Stalin said quantity has a quality all its own. The Hindus in the West are competent, assertive and importantly for the sake of their success, numerous.

    Replies: @Twinkie

  132. @Gordo
    Then we added a few bits like the Golan Heights because God wanted us to have a ski resort.

    Replies: @J, @Not Raul

    Then we added a few bits like the Golan Heights because God wanted us to have a ski resort.

    And Eilat, so they’d have a port on the Red Sea, and Ashdod, so they’d have a decent port on the Mediterranean . . . it’s a shame G-d forgot to tell them in Biblical times.

  133. @Twinkie
    @AnotherDad


    the future is pretty much being handed to the Chinese without them having to do much of anything.
     
    Maybe. The future elites of the West are going to be increasingly Indian, not Chinese.

    The future is already here, in fact:

    https://static.euronews.com/articles/stories/07/15/56/44/1100x619_cmsv2_e22eeeb8-1636-54b2-9c86-e3b88ef1b879-7155644.jpg

    Replies: @mc23

    Stalin said quantity has a quality all its own. The Hindus in the West are competent, assertive and importantly for the sake of their success, numerous.

    • Replies: @Twinkie
    @mc23


    The Hindus in the West are competent, assertive and importantly for the sake of their success, numerous.
     
    And more are coming. Indians are now the largest sub-group among Asians in the U.S. as well as the largest legal immigrant group.

    Replies: @Pixo

  134. @Corvinus
    @The Anti-Gnostic

    The future is Generation Z. You’re too proud to admit it. Now run along to your country club with Squatty Guats at your beck and call.

    Replies: @The Anti-Gnostic

    You’re responding to days-old comments. Do you really look up commenters’ TLs and go down the list? Strange, obsessive behavior.

  135. @Ganderson
    @Jim Don Bob

    Isn’t La Traviata the background opera for the closing scenes of the Marx Brothers’ “A Night at the Opera?”

    Replies: @Jim Don Bob, @Achmed E. Newman

    Yeah, but that Marx Brothers guy who wrote the score stole all that from Bugs Bunny anyway.

  136. @Steve Sailer
    @mc23

    Right. I've never heard anybody doubt that the Samaritans in Israel aren't directly descended from the Samaritans Jesus talked about.

    Replies: @dearieme, @Odin, @Corvinus

    So if it’s all about land acknowledgement, do the “real Americans” have ultimate claim over the U.S.? After all, God is on their side, right? “Real Americans” should a lesson from Israel and hold their civilization as tight as they can, away from vibrants and undesirables. Because thats what you come across as supporting.

    • Replies: @William Badwhite
    @Corvinus

    https://i.imgflip.com/272vf6.jpg

  137. Have you ever asked yourself where all the Christians and Jews that used to live all throughout the M.E. went to?

    Are you concerned with over 1,000,000 Frenchmen thrown out of Algeria by Muslims?
    How about Greek Cypriots thrown out of Cypress? Refugees from India’s partition? “Asians” from Uganda? Rohinga Muslims and Karens in Burma? Uighurs in China? Tibetans? Sudeten Germans?

    Short answer: some countries take in their co-religionist or co-ethnics or co-racials, and some countries and cultures don’t.

    Israel does, the Muslims don’t.

    600,000 Jews were thrown out of Arab Muslim Lands where they had been residing for centuries, from way before the founding of Islam- heck, before Muhammad molested his first 9 year old. Israel took them in. The Muslims wanted nothing to do with their own kind- not that I can blame them.
    I’m sure that the butchery that went on in Lebanon must have also been the fault of the Jews.

    • Troll: Colin Wright
    • Replies: @Thea
    @CharleszMartel

    The destruction of the Christian community of Iraq took place on the watch of the US military.

    , @Colin Wright
    @CharleszMartel

    '...Short answer: some countries take in their co-religionist or co-ethnics or co-racials, and some countries and cultures don’t.

    Israel does, the Muslims don’t...'


    Think how much better off the United States would be if we'd anticipated the Israeli example. Come one, come all...Christians only, of course.

  138. @JimDandy
    @Wilkey

    "And we even kidnapped and hanged two of their sergeants."

    Replies: @dearieme, @Jack D, @CharleszMartel

    Yes, they did. Do you know why?

    The British were treating the guerilla fighters as terrorists and ignoring the rules of warfare. The guerillas had warned the British that if they hanged their prisoners, they would retaliate in kind.

    The British called their “bluff”, and the guerillas then hung two British M.P.s that they had captured.

    Future guerilla prisoners were treated as prisoners of war, and there were no further hangings of prisoners on both sides.

    The same thing happened in the U.S. Revolutionary War

    It’s unfortunate, but violence or threats of violence settle everything in human conflicts of any significance.

    • LOL: JimDandy
    • Replies: @Colin Wright
    @CharleszMartel

    '...The British were treating the guerilla fighters as terrorists and ignoring the rules of warfare. The guerillas had warned the British that if they hanged their prisoners, they would retaliate in kind.

    The British called their “bluff”, and the guerillas then hung two British M.P.s that they had captured...'


    Do you think the Palestinians should draw the moral?

  139. @mc23
    @Twinkie

    Stalin said quantity has a quality all its own. The Hindus in the West are competent, assertive and importantly for the sake of their success, numerous.

    Replies: @Twinkie

    The Hindus in the West are competent, assertive and importantly for the sake of their success, numerous.

    And more are coming. Indians are now the largest sub-group among Asians in the U.S. as well as the largest legal immigrant group.

    • Replies: @Pixo
    @Twinkie

    “ Indians are now the largest sub-group among Asians in the U.S.”

    Asian Indian: 4.5m
    Chinese, ex Taiwanese: 5.1m
    Taiwanese: 0.2m

    Subtract out non-Hindu Indians, add in ethnic Chinese from Vietnam etc, and Chinese are probably about 6m v 4m Hindu.

    Add in Bangla, Paki, and Nepali total of 0.8m gives a 5.3m south asian total.

    Replies: @Twinkie

  140. @Pixo
    @Almost Missouri

    “ now if a Gentile says, “But we’re really Jews”, apparently it’s the worst thing ever.”

    The issue isn’t the Black Israelites claiming to be Jewish, but their claiming the actual Jews are frauds.

    Jews do not generally have issues with other groups claiming to be “lost tribes” when they do not dispute their authenticity.

    Replies: @Almost Missouri

    Jews do not generally have issues with other groups claiming to be “lost tribes” when they do not dispute their authenticity.

    So humiliating him, ending his career, and extorting half a million dollars is how authentic Jews respond?

    The cause of certain historical patterns is becoming clearer.

  141. @Colin Wright
    @The Anti-Gnostic

    '...Don’t American Jews already consider Israeli Jews kind of declasse’?

    There are a lot of Israeli Jewish criminals operating in America -- and their victims of choice seem to be American Jews.

    I remember I once worked up a long-distance moving bid for the parents of some former customers of mine. They were Jewish, and their (elderly, Jewish) parents had had a really bad experience with their previous movers.

    A light went off, and I inquired, 'were the movers Israeli?'

    Bingo.

    Replies: @Gary in Gramercy

    I have two words for you: “Sony guts.”

    (Note: Tom Hanks probably coined the phrase “Sony guts” as an Israeli consumer electronics store employee on an SNL sketch, “Sabra Price is Right,” with an accent so perfect you could fry falafel on it. Couldn’t find the sketch on YT — imagine that.)

  142. @Twinkie
    @mc23


    The Hindus in the West are competent, assertive and importantly for the sake of their success, numerous.
     
    And more are coming. Indians are now the largest sub-group among Asians in the U.S. as well as the largest legal immigrant group.

    Replies: @Pixo

    “ Indians are now the largest sub-group among Asians in the U.S.”

    Asian Indian: 4.5m
    Chinese, ex Taiwanese: 5.1m
    Taiwanese: 0.2m

    Subtract out non-Hindu Indians, add in ethnic Chinese from Vietnam etc, and Chinese are probably about 6m v 4m Hindu.

    Add in Bangla, Paki, and Nepali total of 0.8m gives a 5.3m south asian total.

    • Replies: @Twinkie
    @Pixo

    The Indian population just exceeded the Chinese population in America this year. I can't find it right now, but someone posted the latest numbers on Unz recently.

    Be that as it may, even if somehow the Chinese in America (by adding all the possible ethnic Chinese from outside China) outnumber the Indians, they won't for long, as Indian immigration is much larger than the Chinese these days (in 2021, the ratio was 2x).

    Replies: @Colin Wright

  143. @Jim Don Bob
    @Jack D


    The election results would be known by the following morning at the latest and this was without the digital resources we have to day – each precinct would just phone their results in and it worked just fine.
     
    Very true. The Daley machine put JFK over the top and into the presidency before dawn the next day. Voting machines have made things worse, not better.

    Replies: @That Would Be Telling

    The Daley machine put JFK over the top and into the presidency before dawn the next day. Voting machines have made things worse, not better.

    Lever” voting machines were a thing by the end of the 19th Century, and from my readings were routinely used to cheat in city elections, like by adding the “right” number of votes in the morning before Official voting started. I once used one in a corrupt state in a municipality where there was no change a Republican would ever win….

    That’s obviously not what the Daley human political machine did after they knew how many downstate votes they still needed to overcome, but that morning feature implies it can be done later after there are no more pesky live voters in the room to observe shenanigans.

  144. @Intelligent Dasein
    @AnotherDad


    Obvious fair minded common sense. So what’s going on with the people that hate this idea?
     
    This idea is not reality. You are demanding far too much of human nature if you think that the whole of mankind is going to settle down into some mutually respectful, supranational Kantian republic. Conflict is an inevitable fact of life, and the best that you can do is fight one battle at a time and try to find a modus vivendi when possible. You cannot engineer permanent peace in this world. It doesn't exist.

    Replies: @Mike Tre

    Geographically, the creation of the US gave us the best possible opportunity to have sustained peace. Two oceans on its flanks, a bottleneck at the south and a wasteland to the north.

    But we had to invade and invite, so here we are.

    • Replies: @Jim Don Bob
    @Mike Tre

    I agree that we got the best continent on Earth. But we got started downhill a bit earlier than "invade and invite" when we imported 400,00 slaves, now ~40 million, many of whose descendants are a significant problem. There is no solution in sight even after 50+ years and tri$$ions of dollars.

  145. @Rich
    @Jack D

    But what exactly is the Ashkenazi claim to the land? Modern genetics traces their earliest appearance to Italy. Is it based on the Roman claim to Palestine? Modern Ashkenazi don't practice the religion of the actual Judeans that lived there and aren't genetically related to them. It isn't their house. Now the Mizrahi might be able to make a legitimate claim, but I haven't come across a genetic study about their origins.

    Replies: @Jack D

    You are leaving out half the story. Ashkenazi Jews (and BTW Israel is only maybe 1/2 Ashkenazi) are Judean in their male line, so they are genetically related. While the religion has changed over time (the destruction of the Temple, which was fundamental to the old religion, left them with no choice), the foundational texts are the same.

    Ultimately national claims like this are all tenuous. What is the claim of the British to England or of Americans to America? “Palestinian” identity is also a myth. There was never a Palestinian national identity until Arafat invented it. National existence depends on #1 myths and #2 people willing to fight and die for those myths, for generation after generation. There is no Washington Post Decider who decides whether your national myths are valid or bullshit and if they are bullshit then it’s game over. “Three Pinocchios for the Macedonians” and the Macedonians have to give up and admit that they are really Bulgarian. Your national myths could be as phony as a $3 bill but if people are willing to fight and die for them they take on their own reality. Or they could be totally real and valid and you could still be wiped from the map anyway.

    • Disagree: Colin Wright
    • Thanks: Johann Ricke
    • Replies: @Rich
    @Jack D

    Sorry Jack, you haven't kept up with the recent genetic breakthroughs, there is no evidence of any relationship to the ancient Judeans, it's more likely that they are related to Romans, or Italians, who converted to the religion. It was more of a hope that there was a relationship than any actual evidence. A "Palestinian" is simply an Arab who lived in what was called Palestine. Some geneticists claim that it is more likely that the Arabs in the region are more closely related to the original Hebrews than anyone else.

    The claim that the Americans have to America is the exact same one the Israelis have to Israel, as long as they are strong enough to hold it, it belongs to them. My family didn't get to America until the 20th century, but I suppose those whose ancestors came here early, cleared the land, faced hostile Indians and broke free from the English Crown then settled the continent have a blood claim to the land. Some of their ancestors have been here for 400 years. When you guys have been in Israel for 400 years, you'll be able to say the same.

    As for the British, come on, it's been theirs since before Caesar planted his flag.

    Replies: @Jack D, @mc23

    , @Colin Wright
    @Jack D

    '...“Palestinian” identity is also a myth. There was never a Palestinian national identity until Arafat invented it. National existence depends on #1 myths and #2 people willing to fight and die for those myths, for generation after generation...'

    Bullshit.

    Americans started out fighting the Revolutionary War for their rights 'as Englishmen.' By the time the war was over, they were Americans. There was no Greece or Greeks in 1820; there most assuredly is a Greece and Greeks now. Ditto for everyone, actually. Read Peasants into Frenchmen. Think Yemeni Jews were yearning to become Israelis in 1947? Think again.

    You're wrong about the Palestinians, but even if you were right, so what? If the Palestinians weren't there then, they are there now; the Jews made them. There is now inarguably a Palestinian people.

  146. @Edmund
    @Jack D

    The British executed terrorists.

    Replies: @Jack D

    When the Ukrainians blow up Russian warships, which are legitimate military targets, the Russians call them “terrorists” today. Calling a soldier “a terrorist” doesn’t make him one if he is targeting military targets during war. You may not like it when your military facilities are targeted but that’s what happens in a war. For the same reason that when you kill an enemy soldier it’s not murder.

    The British refused to treat the Jewish freedom fighters as soldiers or hold them as POWs. They treated them as criminals and executed them for their “crimes”. But they expected their own soldiers to be treated as such. The basis of the Geneva Conventions is reciprocity – if you give reciprocity you get it back in return. If you don’t then don’t expect the other side to either. Name calling (“terrorists”) doesn’t change anything.

  147. …and we further acknowledge that after prevailing, against long odds, in the 1948 war, we took the commonsense measure of creating a bit of stability by separating ourselves from the people who had proven themselves unwilling to tolerate our presence here.

  148. @Corvinus
    @Steve Sailer

    So if it’s all about land acknowledgement, do the “real Americans” have ultimate claim over the U.S.? After all, God is on their side, right? “Real Americans” should a lesson from Israel and hold their civilization as tight as they can, away from vibrants and undesirables. Because thats what you come across as supporting.

    Replies: @William Badwhite

  149. @Jack D
    @Rich

    You are leaving out half the story. Ashkenazi Jews (and BTW Israel is only maybe 1/2 Ashkenazi) are Judean in their male line, so they are genetically related. While the religion has changed over time (the destruction of the Temple, which was fundamental to the old religion, left them with no choice), the foundational texts are the same.

    Ultimately national claims like this are all tenuous. What is the claim of the British to England or of Americans to America? "Palestinian" identity is also a myth. There was never a Palestinian national identity until Arafat invented it. National existence depends on #1 myths and #2 people willing to fight and die for those myths, for generation after generation. There is no Washington Post Decider who decides whether your national myths are valid or bullshit and if they are bullshit then it's game over. "Three Pinocchios for the Macedonians" and the Macedonians have to give up and admit that they are really Bulgarian. Your national myths could be as phony as a $3 bill but if people are willing to fight and die for them they take on their own reality. Or they could be totally real and valid and you could still be wiped from the map anyway.

    Replies: @Rich, @Colin Wright

    Sorry Jack, you haven’t kept up with the recent genetic breakthroughs, there is no evidence of any relationship to the ancient Judeans, it’s more likely that they are related to Romans, or Italians, who converted to the religion. It was more of a hope that there was a relationship than any actual evidence. A “Palestinian” is simply an Arab who lived in what was called Palestine. Some geneticists claim that it is more likely that the Arabs in the region are more closely related to the original Hebrews than anyone else.

    The claim that the Americans have to America is the exact same one the Israelis have to Israel, as long as they are strong enough to hold it, it belongs to them. My family didn’t get to America until the 20th century, but I suppose those whose ancestors came here early, cleared the land, faced hostile Indians and broke free from the English Crown then settled the continent have a blood claim to the land. Some of their ancestors have been here for 400 years. When you guys have been in Israel for 400 years, you’ll be able to say the same.

    As for the British, come on, it’s been theirs since before Caesar planted his flag.

    • Replies: @Jack D
    @Rich


    As for the British, come on, it’s been theirs since before Caesar planted his flag.
     
    Except for the ones that came from Saxony and Normandy, etc. If it is theirs why are they speaking someone else's language, i.e. Angle-ish?

    Replies: @Rich

    , @mc23
    @Rich

    If and I say if, this chart is true , the Palestinians are obviously originally the descendants of Jews who converted to Christianity or Islam. Interestingly enough if H.G. Wells was correct in that most Jews were outside of Judea, Phoenician coverts in general there’s only one reason for their disappearance and that’s mass conversion. ( After the Romans retaliated in the Kitos War.)

    https://twitter.com/ArainGang/status/1585039804441722880?s=20&t=MMVM44k4SIIqZt3h1kQJkg

  150. @Rich
    @Jack D

    Sorry Jack, you haven't kept up with the recent genetic breakthroughs, there is no evidence of any relationship to the ancient Judeans, it's more likely that they are related to Romans, or Italians, who converted to the religion. It was more of a hope that there was a relationship than any actual evidence. A "Palestinian" is simply an Arab who lived in what was called Palestine. Some geneticists claim that it is more likely that the Arabs in the region are more closely related to the original Hebrews than anyone else.

    The claim that the Americans have to America is the exact same one the Israelis have to Israel, as long as they are strong enough to hold it, it belongs to them. My family didn't get to America until the 20th century, but I suppose those whose ancestors came here early, cleared the land, faced hostile Indians and broke free from the English Crown then settled the continent have a blood claim to the land. Some of their ancestors have been here for 400 years. When you guys have been in Israel for 400 years, you'll be able to say the same.

    As for the British, come on, it's been theirs since before Caesar planted his flag.

    Replies: @Jack D, @mc23

    As for the British, come on, it’s been theirs since before Caesar planted his flag.

    Except for the ones that came from Saxony and Normandy, etc. If it is theirs why are they speaking someone else’s language, i.e. Angle-ish?

    • Thanks: Johann Ricke
    • Replies: @Rich
    @Jack D

    Genetic studies of Britain have shown the population to be overwhelmingly Celtic. The invading Saxon, Scandinavian, Norman, etc. were absorbed into the existing population, which often happens with invading forces. Mongolians disappeared into the Chinese culture they invaded, Muslims and Jewish invaders were either absorbed through conversion, or forced to leave Spain in the late 15th, early 16th century. In Spain's American colonies there was a lot of mixing with the local Indian tribes and the Indios were eventually, for the most part, absorbed into the Spanish conquerors culture.

    In the US there was some mixing with local Indians but the Anglo conquerors managed to remain European and not get absorbed into the original inhabitants. That's what the Israelis are trying to do. Intermarriage is rare between the Europeans and native Arabs, but is fairly common between Ashkenazi (European) and Mizrahi and Sephardic Jews, from what I've been told. The Israeli experiment is still in its infancy, most Jews refuse to move there, so there's still an open question as to whether it will last. For now, they're stronger than their enemies, so it belongs to them. Remember, though, that many different nations have ruled Jerusalem and it's a real question whether God will allow a nation that promotes buggery, theft and blasphemy to stay in power. We'll see.

  151. @CharleszMartel
    Have you ever asked yourself where all the Christians and Jews that used to live all throughout the M.E. went to?

    Are you concerned with over 1,000,000 Frenchmen thrown out of Algeria by Muslims?
    How about Greek Cypriots thrown out of Cypress? Refugees from India's partition? "Asians" from Uganda? Rohinga Muslims and Karens in Burma? Uighurs in China? Tibetans? Sudeten Germans?

    Short answer: some countries take in their co-religionist or co-ethnics or co-racials, and some countries and cultures don't.

    Israel does, the Muslims don't.

    600,000 Jews were thrown out of Arab Muslim Lands where they had been residing for centuries, from way before the founding of Islam- heck, before Muhammad molested his first 9 year old. Israel took them in. The Muslims wanted nothing to do with their own kind- not that I can blame them.
    I'm sure that the butchery that went on in Lebanon must have also been the fault of the Jews.

    Replies: @Thea, @Colin Wright

    The destruction of the Christian community of Iraq took place on the watch of the US military.

  152. @Ralph L
    @mc23

    With "ash" and "nazi" in Ashkenazi, they really need to find a new word. It's so triggering.

    Replies: @mc23

    Funny you should mention that.

    One of the worst examples of the anti-Mizrahi discrimination involves The Ashkenazi Revolution published in 1964 by writer Kalman Katzenelson in which the author argues that the Mizrahim suffer from irreversible genetic inferiority that endangers the superiority of the Ashkenazi-Zionist state. He called for the establishment of an apartheid regime that, among other limitations, would abolish their political rights. He also objected to mixed marriages and demanded the prohibition of the Hebrew language because it resembled Arabic too greatly. Instead he demanded that Yiddish become the national language because of its supreme Germanic origins. His book was a bestseller until Ben-Gurion banned it.

    https://jewamongyou.com/2011/01/19/the-ashkenazi-revolution/

    • Thanks: Colin Wright
    • Replies: @Colin Wright
    @mc23

    'One of the worst examples of the anti-Mizrahi discrimination involves The Ashkenazi Revolution published in 1964 by writer Kalman Katzenelson in which the author argues that the Mizrahim suffer from irreversible genetic inferiority that endangers the superiority of the Ashkenazi-Zionist state. He called for the establishment of an apartheid regime...'

    This touches on a lot of things -- as I write this, I keep thinking of more. However, I'll single out the following:

    1. Jews are not one people. This is a paradigm we've been sold -- but it's not so. An Ashkenazi of German extraction has no more in common with a Yemeni Jew than a Swedish Christian is a twin of a Filipino Christian.

    2. The whole paradigm of Israel is essentially Kosher Nazism. This rather late appeal to notions of racial purity and superiority is just another example of the ways in which this is so.

    3. The Ashkenazi are different from other Jews -- and much less able to get along with their hosts. Compare and contrast the way the Sephardim in Colonial America and the Early United States managed to fit in without raising anyone's hackles to what's going on now. One could also contrast the history of Jews in Europe to that of Jews in the Muslim world. Differences between Christianity ana Islam could be held to account for that -- but it's also worth pointing out that it was Ashkenazim who got themselves expelled from England and France, massacred in the Ukraine, hated in Poland, and exterminated by the Nazis. Much less of that -- if any of it -- happened to the Sephardim and Mizrahi in the Muslim world. Even in the case of Spain and Portugal -- which eventually expelled the Sephardim -- the process was much slower and less bloody than it was further north. Spain didn't force the Jews to leave or convert until 1492; earlier, there was even a Christian king who declared Spain 'the kingdom of the three religions.' Hard to imagine that in any of the lands with Ashkenazim for their Jews.

  153. @Mike Tre
    @Intelligent Dasein

    Geographically, the creation of the US gave us the best possible opportunity to have sustained peace. Two oceans on its flanks, a bottleneck at the south and a wasteland to the north.

    But we had to invade and invite, so here we are.

    Replies: @Jim Don Bob

    I agree that we got the best continent on Earth. But we got started downhill a bit earlier than “invade and invite” when we imported 400,00 slaves, now ~40 million, many of whose descendants are a significant problem. There is no solution in sight even after 50+ years and tri$$ions of dollars.

    • Agree: Renard
  154. @Polistra
    Acknowledge this!

    https://i.ibb.co/hsWsWgH/maxresdefault.jpg

    Funny thing: searching for "God gave us your land" brought up a whole lot of "Christian" Zionist sites.

    Replies: @NOTA

    Do the Mormons have a similar belief w.r.t. Utah being given to them by God?

  155. @Jack D
    @Rich

    You are leaving out half the story. Ashkenazi Jews (and BTW Israel is only maybe 1/2 Ashkenazi) are Judean in their male line, so they are genetically related. While the religion has changed over time (the destruction of the Temple, which was fundamental to the old religion, left them with no choice), the foundational texts are the same.

    Ultimately national claims like this are all tenuous. What is the claim of the British to England or of Americans to America? "Palestinian" identity is also a myth. There was never a Palestinian national identity until Arafat invented it. National existence depends on #1 myths and #2 people willing to fight and die for those myths, for generation after generation. There is no Washington Post Decider who decides whether your national myths are valid or bullshit and if they are bullshit then it's game over. "Three Pinocchios for the Macedonians" and the Macedonians have to give up and admit that they are really Bulgarian. Your national myths could be as phony as a $3 bill but if people are willing to fight and die for them they take on their own reality. Or they could be totally real and valid and you could still be wiped from the map anyway.

    Replies: @Rich, @Colin Wright

    ‘…“Palestinian” identity is also a myth. There was never a Palestinian national identity until Arafat invented it. National existence depends on #1 myths and #2 people willing to fight and die for those myths, for generation after generation…’

    Bullshit.

    Americans started out fighting the Revolutionary War for their rights ‘as Englishmen.’ By the time the war was over, they were Americans. There was no Greece or Greeks in 1820; there most assuredly is a Greece and Greeks now. Ditto for everyone, actually. Read Peasants into Frenchmen. Think Yemeni Jews were yearning to become Israelis in 1947? Think again.

    You’re wrong about the Palestinians, but even if you were right, so what? If the Palestinians weren’t there then, they are there now; the Jews made them. There is now inarguably a Palestinian people.

  156. @Pixo
    @Twinkie

    “ Indians are now the largest sub-group among Asians in the U.S.”

    Asian Indian: 4.5m
    Chinese, ex Taiwanese: 5.1m
    Taiwanese: 0.2m

    Subtract out non-Hindu Indians, add in ethnic Chinese from Vietnam etc, and Chinese are probably about 6m v 4m Hindu.

    Add in Bangla, Paki, and Nepali total of 0.8m gives a 5.3m south asian total.

    Replies: @Twinkie

    The Indian population just exceeded the Chinese population in America this year. I can’t find it right now, but someone posted the latest numbers on Unz recently.

    Be that as it may, even if somehow the Chinese in America (by adding all the possible ethnic Chinese from outside China) outnumber the Indians, they won’t for long, as Indian immigration is much larger than the Chinese these days (in 2021, the ratio was 2x).

    • Replies: @Colin Wright
    @Twinkie

    'The Indian population just exceeded the Chinese population in America this year. I can’t find it right now, but someone posted the latest numbers on Unz recently.'

    More relevantly, it's also exceeded or is about exceed the Jewish population.

    ...and you'll note the Indians are moving in on exactly the territory the Jews have dominated up until now. I wonder if they'll be able to continue to agree on how to manipulate and exploit the rest of us -- or will they start fighting over the spoils?

    Replies: @mc23

  157. @Jack D
    @Rich


    As for the British, come on, it’s been theirs since before Caesar planted his flag.
     
    Except for the ones that came from Saxony and Normandy, etc. If it is theirs why are they speaking someone else's language, i.e. Angle-ish?

    Replies: @Rich

    Genetic studies of Britain have shown the population to be overwhelmingly Celtic. The invading Saxon, Scandinavian, Norman, etc. were absorbed into the existing population, which often happens with invading forces. Mongolians disappeared into the Chinese culture they invaded, Muslims and Jewish invaders were either absorbed through conversion, or forced to leave Spain in the late 15th, early 16th century. In Spain’s American colonies there was a lot of mixing with the local Indian tribes and the Indios were eventually, for the most part, absorbed into the Spanish conquerors culture.

    In the US there was some mixing with local Indians but the Anglo conquerors managed to remain European and not get absorbed into the original inhabitants. That’s what the Israelis are trying to do. Intermarriage is rare between the Europeans and native Arabs, but is fairly common between Ashkenazi (European) and Mizrahi and Sephardic Jews, from what I’ve been told. The Israeli experiment is still in its infancy, most Jews refuse to move there, so there’s still an open question as to whether it will last. For now, they’re stronger than their enemies, so it belongs to them. Remember, though, that many different nations have ruled Jerusalem and it’s a real question whether God will allow a nation that promotes buggery, theft and blasphemy to stay in power. We’ll see.

  158. @mc23
    @Ralph L

    Funny you should mention that.


    One of the worst examples of the anti-Mizrahi discrimination involves The Ashkenazi Revolution published in 1964 by writer Kalman Katzenelson in which the author argues that the Mizrahim suffer from irreversible genetic inferiority that endangers the superiority of the Ashkenazi-Zionist state. He called for the establishment of an apartheid regime that, among other limitations, would abolish their political rights. He also objected to mixed marriages and demanded the prohibition of the Hebrew language because it resembled Arabic too greatly. Instead he demanded that Yiddish become the national language because of its supreme Germanic origins. His book was a bestseller until Ben-Gurion banned it.
     
    https://jewamongyou.com/2011/01/19/the-ashkenazi-revolution/

    Replies: @Colin Wright

    ‘One of the worst examples of the anti-Mizrahi discrimination involves The Ashkenazi Revolution published in 1964 by writer Kalman Katzenelson in which the author argues that the Mizrahim suffer from irreversible genetic inferiority that endangers the superiority of the Ashkenazi-Zionist state. He called for the establishment of an apartheid regime…’

    This touches on a lot of things — as I write this, I keep thinking of more. However, I’ll single out the following:

    1. Jews are not one people. This is a paradigm we’ve been sold — but it’s not so. An Ashkenazi of German extraction has no more in common with a Yemeni Jew than a Swedish Christian is a twin of a Filipino Christian.

    2. The whole paradigm of Israel is essentially Kosher Nazism. This rather late appeal to notions of racial purity and superiority is just another example of the ways in which this is so.

    3. The Ashkenazi are different from other Jews — and much less able to get along with their hosts. Compare and contrast the way the Sephardim in Colonial America and the Early United States managed to fit in without raising anyone’s hackles to what’s going on now. One could also contrast the history of Jews in Europe to that of Jews in the Muslim world. Differences between Christianity ana Islam could be held to account for that — but it’s also worth pointing out that it was Ashkenazim who got themselves expelled from England and France, massacred in the Ukraine, hated in Poland, and exterminated by the Nazis. Much less of that — if any of it — happened to the Sephardim and Mizrahi in the Muslim world. Even in the case of Spain and Portugal — which eventually expelled the Sephardim — the process was much slower and less bloody than it was further north. Spain didn’t force the Jews to leave or convert until 1492; earlier, there was even a Christian king who declared Spain ‘the kingdom of the three religions.’ Hard to imagine that in any of the lands with Ashkenazim for their Jews.

  159. @Twinkie
    @Pixo

    The Indian population just exceeded the Chinese population in America this year. I can't find it right now, but someone posted the latest numbers on Unz recently.

    Be that as it may, even if somehow the Chinese in America (by adding all the possible ethnic Chinese from outside China) outnumber the Indians, they won't for long, as Indian immigration is much larger than the Chinese these days (in 2021, the ratio was 2x).

    Replies: @Colin Wright

    ‘The Indian population just exceeded the Chinese population in America this year. I can’t find it right now, but someone posted the latest numbers on Unz recently.’

    More relevantly, it’s also exceeded or is about exceed the Jewish population.

    …and you’ll note the Indians are moving in on exactly the territory the Jews have dominated up until now. I wonder if they’ll be able to continue to agree on how to manipulate and exploit the rest of us — or will they start fighting over the spoils?

    • Replies: @mc23
    @Colin Wright

    Not a slam but I suspect due to numbers that Jews will be the Parsees of the 21st century, a highly successful and respected niche ethnic group.

  160. @Colin Wright
    @Twinkie

    'The Indian population just exceeded the Chinese population in America this year. I can’t find it right now, but someone posted the latest numbers on Unz recently.'

    More relevantly, it's also exceeded or is about exceed the Jewish population.

    ...and you'll note the Indians are moving in on exactly the territory the Jews have dominated up until now. I wonder if they'll be able to continue to agree on how to manipulate and exploit the rest of us -- or will they start fighting over the spoils?

    Replies: @mc23

    Not a slam but I suspect due to numbers that Jews will be the Parsees of the 21st century, a highly successful and respected niche ethnic group.

  161. @Rich
    @Jack D

    Sorry Jack, you haven't kept up with the recent genetic breakthroughs, there is no evidence of any relationship to the ancient Judeans, it's more likely that they are related to Romans, or Italians, who converted to the religion. It was more of a hope that there was a relationship than any actual evidence. A "Palestinian" is simply an Arab who lived in what was called Palestine. Some geneticists claim that it is more likely that the Arabs in the region are more closely related to the original Hebrews than anyone else.

    The claim that the Americans have to America is the exact same one the Israelis have to Israel, as long as they are strong enough to hold it, it belongs to them. My family didn't get to America until the 20th century, but I suppose those whose ancestors came here early, cleared the land, faced hostile Indians and broke free from the English Crown then settled the continent have a blood claim to the land. Some of their ancestors have been here for 400 years. When you guys have been in Israel for 400 years, you'll be able to say the same.

    As for the British, come on, it's been theirs since before Caesar planted his flag.

    Replies: @Jack D, @mc23

    If and I say if, this chart is true , the Palestinians are obviously originally the descendants of Jews who converted to Christianity or Islam. Interestingly enough if H.G. Wells was correct in that most Jews were outside of Judea, Phoenician coverts in general there’s only one reason for their disappearance and that’s mass conversion. ( After the Romans retaliated in the Kitos War.)

  162. @CharleszMartel
    @JimDandy

    Yes, they did. Do you know why?

    The British were treating the guerilla fighters as terrorists and ignoring the rules of warfare. The guerillas had warned the British that if they hanged their prisoners, they would retaliate in kind.

    The British called their "bluff", and the guerillas then hung two British M.P.s that they had captured.

    Future guerilla prisoners were treated as prisoners of war, and there were no further hangings of prisoners on both sides.

    The same thing happened in the U.S. Revolutionary War

    It's unfortunate, but violence or threats of violence settle everything in human conflicts of any significance.

    Replies: @Colin Wright

    ‘…The British were treating the guerilla fighters as terrorists and ignoring the rules of warfare. The guerillas had warned the British that if they hanged their prisoners, they would retaliate in kind.

    The British called their “bluff”, and the guerillas then hung two British M.P.s that they had captured…’

    Do you think the Palestinians should draw the moral?

  163. @CharleszMartel
    Have you ever asked yourself where all the Christians and Jews that used to live all throughout the M.E. went to?

    Are you concerned with over 1,000,000 Frenchmen thrown out of Algeria by Muslims?
    How about Greek Cypriots thrown out of Cypress? Refugees from India's partition? "Asians" from Uganda? Rohinga Muslims and Karens in Burma? Uighurs in China? Tibetans? Sudeten Germans?

    Short answer: some countries take in their co-religionist or co-ethnics or co-racials, and some countries and cultures don't.

    Israel does, the Muslims don't.

    600,000 Jews were thrown out of Arab Muslim Lands where they had been residing for centuries, from way before the founding of Islam- heck, before Muhammad molested his first 9 year old. Israel took them in. The Muslims wanted nothing to do with their own kind- not that I can blame them.
    I'm sure that the butchery that went on in Lebanon must have also been the fault of the Jews.

    Replies: @Thea, @Colin Wright

    ‘…Short answer: some countries take in their co-religionist or co-ethnics or co-racials, and some countries and cultures don’t.

    Israel does, the Muslims don’t…’

    Think how much better off the United States would be if we’d anticipated the Israeli example. Come one, come all…Christians only, of course.

  164. @Anon
    Speculating that 2022-2025 will see a subtle, but real shift, of Israel away from the West. Netanyahu correctly understands the only plausible avenue for a viable Jewish state is through fundamentalist, low-iq birth rates. Anything less -- via Muslim birth rates or Russia's backing of Muslim states -- and Israel is overwhelmed.

    Additionally, with interest rates rising, it's drying up tech in the US. So the make-believe tech in Israel is definitely toast. Israel will likely coast on US Boomer fumes and handouts, which will get them to 2030. Beyond that, there will be a fundamental realignment. Potentially, pragmatic Israelis can put up with Russia or China, but it won't be the US or Europe.

    Replies: @Anonynoose, @That Would Be Telling, @Pixo, @AnotherDad, @Lockean Proviso

    Israel would gladly agree that China has a historic right to Taiwan just as Israel has a historic right to Palestine. After using the US for decades to fund them and fight wars in pursuit of their regional hegemony, they would cast us aside, dumbed down, riven by racial and religious division, infertile, and bankrupt. Of course, they will also assert that America and Europe belong to anyone but Europeans.

    • Agree: mc23
  165. @Johann Ricke
    @Buzz Mohawk


    They were at war then, moron (/deceiver.)
     
    War isn't a tennis match. There are serious grievances involved. And not all of it is water under the bridge. The Liberty incident is a pimple compared to what went on during the two world wars, and was a single incident during a war at the end of which the Jews in Israel might have been massacred if they had lost. You may love Germans and hate Jews. The American public's sentiments are the reverse of your own, albeit at a lower level of intensity. Even if the Liberty attack was deliberate, it was at worst a skirmish whereas Germans killed almost 500K Americans. Calling it "a war" doesn't bring the dead back to life and provides no comfort to the parents, widows and orphans of the fighting men killed.

    Replies: @Pat Kittle

    … The Liberty incident is a pimple compared to what went on during the two world wars, and was a single incident during a war at the end of which the Jews in Israel might have been massacred if they had lost. You may love Germans and hate Jews. The American public’s sentiments are the reverse of your own, albeit at a lower level of intensity. Even if the Liberty attack was deliberate, it was at worst a skirmish…

    You (((hasbara))) still haven’t come up with a remotely exculpable excuse for Israel’s ACT OF WAR (“Liberty incident”) against the US.

    In the words of the American crew members who survived the massacre:

    “On June 8, 1967, US Navy intelligence ship USS Liberty was suddenly and brutally attacked on the high seas in international waters by the air and naval forces of Israel. The Israeli forces attacked with full knowledge that this was an American ship and lied about it. Survivors have been forbidden for 40 years to tell their story under oath to the American public. The USS Liberty Memorial web site tells their story and is dedicated to the memory of the 34 brave men who died….” — Continued:
    — (http://www.gtr5.com/)

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