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From the New York Times:

The New German Anti-Semitism

For the nation’s estimated 200,000 Jews, new forms of old hatreds are stoking fears

By James Angelos, May 21, 2019

… Wenzel Michalski is now the director of Human Rights Watch for Germany. He and his wife, Gemma, an outgoing British expat, live in a cavernous apartment building in the west of Berlin. …

Recently, the Michalskis’ youngest son became the third generation of the family to learn that telling people he is Jewish could cause problems. The boy — whose parents asked that he be called by one of his middle names, Solomon, to protect his privacy — had attended a Jewish primary school in Berlin. But he didn’t want to stay in such a homogeneous school for good, so just before he turned 14, he transferred to a public school that was representative of Germany’s new diversity — a place, as Gemma described it, where he “could have friends with names like Hassan and Ahmed.”

… The boy put his arm around Solomon’s shoulders and told him that, though he was a “real babo” — Kurdish slang for “boss” — they couldn’t be friends, because Jews and Muslims could not be friends. The classmate then rattled off a series of anti-Semitic comments, according to Solomon: that Jews were murderers, only interested in money.

Over the next few months, Solomon was bullied in an increasingly aggressive fashion. One day, he returned home with a large bruise from a punch on the back. On another occasion, Solomon was walking home and stopped into a bakery. When he emerged, he found one of his tormentors pointing what looked like a handgun at him. Solomon’s heart raced. The boy pulled the trigger. Click. The gun turned out to be a fake. But it gave Solomon the scare of his life.

When Solomon first told his parents about the bullying, they resolved to turn it into a teaching moment. They arranged to have Wenzel’s father visit the school to share his story about escaping the Gestapo. But the bullying worsened, Gemma told me, and they felt the school did not do nearly enough to confront the problem. The Michalskis went public with their story in 2017, sharing it with media outlets in order to spark what they viewed as a much-needed discussion about anti-Semitism in German schools. Since then, dozens of cases of anti-Semitic bullying in schools have come to light …

For the Michalskis, all this was evidence that German society never truly reckoned with anti-Semitism after the war. Germany had restored synagogues and built memorials to the victims of the Holocaust, Wenzel said: “So for a lot of mainstream, middle-class people, that means: ‘We’ve done it. We dealt with anti-Semitism.’ But nobody really dealt with it within the families. The big, the hard, the painful questions were never asked.” In Wenzel’s view, the Muslim students who tormented his child were acting in an environment that was already suffused with native anti-Semitism. “A lot of conservative politicians now say, ‘Oh, the Muslims are importing their anti-Semitism to our wonderful, anti-anti-Semitic culture,’ ” he said. “That’s bull. They’re trying to politicize this.”

There’s a metaphor, not wholly historically accurate, about the Guns of Singapore: the British built huge harbor guns pointing out to sea to protect Singapore from a naval attack. But then the Japanese army attacked by land.

 
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  1. Currahee says:

    So Wenzel blames muslim persecution of Jews on Germans, you’d almost think he is anti-white; but of course, that’s not possible.
    Is it?

  2. … a place, as Gemma described it, where he [Solomon] “could have friends with names like Hassan and Ahmed.”

    Hehe! Yeah, that’s gonna happen. I’ll give a 14 y/o a break, but it takes a lot of stupidity for his parents to believe that.

    In Wenzel’s view, the Muslim students who tormented his child were acting in an environment that was already suffused with native anti-Semitism. “A lot of conservative politicians now say, ‘Oh, the Muslims are importing their anti-Semitism to our wonderful, anti-anti-Semitic culture,’ ” he said. “That’s bull. They’re trying to politicize this.”

    Lord knows I’m no fan of CPS in any form, but this retard Wenzel really need to have his kid taken far away from him.

    OMG! Some of the heritage-Germans are trying to tell the truth, which is really politicizing the living shit of of things! Not fair!

  3. Ibound1 says:

    Naturally they found some left wing Jew to interview who would blame the bullying on conservative Germans. Why not interview one who would put the blame where it belongs – on the Muslims? I bet you can find some. This is why I cannot read The NY Times. I wouldn’t believe a weather report in The NY Times.

  4. jcd1974 says:

    My favorite part of the article is where the author quotes a Muslim historian who claims that Europeans introduced anti-Semitism to the Middle East, completing ignoring the facts that Muslims hatred of Jews is rooted in the koran and that pious Muslims curse Jews five times a day in their prayers.

    • Disagree: BengaliCanadianDude
  5. … they resolved to turn it into a teaching moment. They arranged to have Wenzel’s father visit the school to share his story about escaping the Gestapo. But the bullying worsened …

    AHAHAHAHAHA ahhhhhhhh HAHAHAHAH

    • Agree: Lot
    • LOL: Malcolm X-Lax
    • Replies: @Anon
  6. Hurray for public schools. That kid and his parents are getting the education they need. I just hope the lesson is learned before the kid gets hurt too badly.

    • Agree: GermanReader2
    • Replies: @Anonymous
  7. Altai says:

    OT: But inline with Steve’s observation that the further in time one gets from the killing of Emmett Till the more important it somehow becomes, Sweden will get it’s first official Holocaust memorial in 2019 as will the UK.

    I don’t really know what if anything much Sweden had to do with the Holocaust but the UK is set to destroy a large listed park to build theirs this year too.

    https://www.timesofisrael.com/sweden-will-soon-get-its-first-holocaust-memorial-stumbling-stones/

    https://www.telegraph.co.uk/travel/destinations/europe/united-kingdom/articles/britain-first-holocaust-memorial-to-open-in-london/

    Of course nothing will beat the memorial in Dublin, unveiled a timely 59 years after the end of WW2 to the only confirmed ‘Irish’ victim of the Holocaust, Ettie Steinberg who erm, was born in Czechoslovakia and lived in Dublin for a few years before moving to Belgium.

    https://www.irishtimes.com/news/education/memorial-to-ireland-s-only-holocaust-victim-unveiled-1.1737753

    • Agree: Kent Nationalist
    • Replies: @Pericles
    , @HammerJack
  8. I wonder where the ‘pull your head out of your ass’ moment will occur for such Jews. Their ideology won’t permit it. It reminds me of Daniel Pearl smiling and joking with his captors just before they cut off his head. Sad, and needless.

  9. @Ibound1

    That’s a very good point, IBound. That’s often the way the narrative gets told. I first ran into this about 35 years ago, when I got interviewed on TV. They station cut out the 2nd half of the sentence, which pretty much gave the opposite impression.

    I wouldn’t believe a weather report in The NY Times.

    Ha, I’ve said that about the Hildabeast before. She’s so used to lying that she’d probably lie about the weather just out of habit.

    I get the news I need on the weather report.
    Oh, I can gather all the news I need on the weather report …

    This is such a great obscure Simon & Garfunkel song, with some dreamy choir-like harmonizing:

    • Replies: @res
  10. The kid is an individual, deserving of a peaceful “learning” environment that he does not dread being immersed in on a daily basis. The kid is not a social-engineering project.

  11. newrouter says:

    ot Just noting a Sailerism being used by others:

    > You can’t frustrate people forever without them taking action, even if it is counterproductive.

    But whatever, invade the world, invite the world, the only thing that conservatism should care about is the welfare of corporations, <

    http://acecomments.mu.nu/?post=381416

  12. Over at Takimag, David Cole has some great articles about trying to tell fellow Jews to quit importing anti-Semitism Moslems. It’s not working well.

  13. There’s a metaphor, not wholly historically accurate

    Well, how about the Maginot Line?

    The classmate then rattled off a series of anti-Semitic comments, according to Solomon: that Jews were murderers, only interested in money.

    I’ve had Somalis tell me that pigs were stupid, dirty, and will eat their own feces. None of that is true, not even the one stereotype we share. (Pigs prefer to cool off in water rather than mud, but they’ll take what we give them.)

    So Mohammedans hardly target just Jews– who have their own issues with swine. (Did you know that Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s favorite of her gourmet husband’s dishes was pork loin in braised milk? That’s doubly treif.)

    When he emerged, he found one of his tormentors pointing what looked like a handgun at him

    .

    Fourteen-year-olds can get handguns in Germany, albeit replicas? Are we not being told the truth about European gun policy?

    • Replies: @Anonymous
    , @Anonymous
  14. anonymous[751] • Disclaimer says:

    OT:

    White lightning challenges confident NFL wr (Ted Ginn is legitimately one of the fastest football players I’ve ever seen).

    https://www.runnersworld.com/news/a27507234/matt-boling-challenges-nfls-ted-ginn-to-race/

  15. For the Michalskis, all this was evidence that German society never truly reckoned with anti-Semitism after the war.

    That prepositional phrase is doing so much work in this sentence it’s about to explode from the strain. The main idea is so utterly ridiculous only the failing NYT would have the audacity to advance it, even under the cover of that phrase.

    Steve your metaphor is defensive. People like this writer (foolishly) are playing offense, not defense.

    • Replies: @AnotherDad
  16. @Ibound1

    I wouldn’t believe a weather report in The NY Times.

    I’d trust Weather Report, though, a curious mix of Americans, Central Europeans, and Brazilians. Many now dead.

    It helped that they dispensed with words. Like the E Street Band when the Boss shut up.

    • Replies: @Paul Jolliffe
  17. @Currahee

    You sue the people who’ve got the money – you’re not going to get any change from muslims.

  18. Hierarchy of victimhood. They will never give up the pinnacle.

  19. “Cavernous apartment building”

    Thus reinforcing my belief that every story in the Times, no matter the subject, is really about real estate.

    • Replies: @Anonymous
  20. The canard to end all canards: The Guns of Singapore faced the wrong direction.

    The infamous Guns of Singapore were located on the northern side of Singapore Island. They could and did shell land targets eg Wikipedia:

    In early 1942, the Johore Battery was employed in the Allied artillery bombardment of Johor Bahru, which at that time was under Japanese military occupation following the retreat of all Allied forces from British Malaya to Singapore

    The main problem with the Guns of Singapore is that they were intended for use against ships. Therefore almost all of their ammunition was AP & SAP (Armour Piercing and Semi-Armour Piercing). What they needed and didn’t have much of was HE (High Explosive).

  21. Finally Germany is enjoying some benefit of multiculturalism. Maybe Merkel’s “wilkommenskultur” was a genius plan after all.

    • LOL: ben tillman
  22. CAL2 says:

    After visiting Germany, the Germans are beaten over the head with Holocaust guilt. You can’t escape running into some memorial or some official talking about it. Talk to any teens and they’ll tell you the only thing they learn in history is the Holocaust. The problem is that it becomes counter-productive.

    You don’t want your 13 year old kid drinking. A normal parent reminds them once in awhile not to and points out the reasons why. The nutty parent yells about it everyday and punishes the kid if he sees a beer commercial on TV. Germany is the nutty parent right now.

    In a just world, the Germans would immediately deport every Muslim kid who attends the school and their families. Let’s see how much anti-semitism there is then. Of course, the rest of the Muslims in the area aren’t going to be happy.

  23. J.Ross says: • Website

    >telling a crowd of Muslims about the Gestapo
    This reminds me of the first time I ever saw Shmuley Boteach. Michael Jackson was rapidly declining but was not yet at the baby-hanging bottom. Embassies from cults pestered him to join because at that point he was still a desirable face. Boteach lamented on some cable news show that he had presented to the king of pop Nobel laureate Holocaust survivors, but, fallen world that we live in, Michael didn’t seem to understand the import.
    ———
    If Germany, which has no freedom of speech and especially on this point, and which has done more both voluntarily and involuntarily regarding Holocaust memory than any other country, is not satisfying our impatient masters, then perhaps they cannot be satisfied.
    ———
    Not to quibble, but the British lost Singapore about as heroically as possible, and were rapidly doing everything they could to defend. The Japanese made good on their victory only by implementing an iteration of blitzkrieg Germans would have rejected: no sleep, charge even when outnumbered, and if the engineers can’t fix the bridge in time, the engineers become the bridge.
    (There’s a more impressive photo but I can’t find it.)
    http://media.gettyimages.com/photos/japanese-imperial-army-military-engineers-hold-a-temporary-bridge-for-picture-id459679640?s=612×612

    • Replies: @Desiderius
  24. @Endgame Napoleon

    deserving of a peaceful “learning” environment

    If the kid is like his parents he won’t learn anything anywhere.

  25. @Endgame Napoleon

    To paraphrase a famous Israeli: peace will come when the Jews love their children more than they hate us.

  26. Alfa158 says:

    The success of Jews is, partially, the result of their former genuine advantage in average intelligence over their host societies. If they are really becoming as stupid as the Michalskis seem to be, then eventually it is going to end very badly for them. When you get stupid enough, you will sooner or later get too stupid to survive and start walking into open elevator shafts, blow drying your hair in the bath tub, using matches to find gas leaks and so forth. Get a grip Chosen People, just because the Three Stooges were Jewish doesn’t mean you have to make them your role models.

  27. @res

    Thanks, Res. I knew “Tom” was Art Garfunkel but did not know he was Captain Nately in Catch-22, though I’ve seen the movie. All of the choir voices are those 2 guys which is cool and reminds me of the way Gerry Rafferty recording his great voice on multiple tracks. I’m not trying to be that other guy the other day that kept pasting in music videos all night (Harrison, Harriman, something …?), but you gotta like Gerry Rafferty, RIP:

  28. Anonymous[288] • Disclaimer says:
    @Reg Cæsar

    This is Berlin, which is kurd territory. So if you are kurdish immigrant, you may know how.

  29. J.Ross says: • Website
    @Alfa158

    Their future will be like the childhood of the novelist JG Ballard as depicted in Empire of the Sun: suffering deprivation worse than others because of their previous comfort, endangering themselves more than others because of leftover confidence or an inappropriate signal lantern, but at length figuring out to smash the windows. When the commandant flees, they’ll be left back in charge.

  30. There’s a metaphor, not wholly historically accurate, about the Guns of Singapore: the British built huge harbor guns pointing out to sea to protect Singapore from a naval attack. But then the Japanese army attacked by land.

    See also the attack on Aqaba in Lawrence of Arabia.

    • Replies: @Simply Simon
    , @J.Ross
  31. @Reg Cæsar

    Reg,

    I’m sure you know this, but every high school jazz band in America for the last 40 years has covered “Birdland.”

    (Including me on lead trumpet, back in 1979.)

    There is an entire generation of guys (now past our prime, sadly) for whom those opening riffs and chord changes are embedded in our bone marrow.

    I don’t know what Joe Zawinul did with the rest of his life, but he made good by writing “Birdland.”

    “Heavy Weather”, indeed!

  32. Ragno says:

    The success of Jews is, partially, the result of their former genuine advantage in average intelligence over their host societies. If they are really becoming as stupid as the Michalskis seem to be, then eventually it is going to end very badly for them.

    Yeah….”stupid”.

    Michalski can’t make a shekel complaining about the mooncrickets abusing his boy, but sobbing “holocaust” at a German makes the cash register go ka-ching! every time.

    If it didn’t, he wouldn’t be the “director of Human Rights Watch for Germany”, living “in a cavernous apartment building in the west of Berlin” on somebody else’s dime to begin with.

    • Replies: @MBlanc46
    , @Desiderius
  33. Anonymous[288] • Disclaimer says:
    @Bragadocious

    Also reinforcing my belief that HRW has good cash flow.

    to spark what they viewed as a much-needed discussion about anti-Semitism in German schools

    Oh good, another much-needed discussion that’s being sparked. Sparky the discussion sparker will take up another problem soon.

    Of course, they are less “German schools” than “Diverse schools”.

    Here is one from 2014:

    https://www.deutschland.de/en/topic/knowledge/education-learning/diversity-in-the-classroom : German and Israeli student teachers explore “pluricultural spaces in education”

    Germany and Israel are both immigration countries so they must be facing the same problems, right?

    “We believe that Israel is a step or two ahead of Germany when it comes to immigration, because the latter didn’t see itself as a country of immigration for a long time,” says Professor Sabine Liebig of Karlsruhe University of Education. “Diversity in the classroom is a potential that has not been fully maximised in Germany.”

    Okay. This seems to be going exceedingly well. Better maximize some more, there’s untapped resources down the diversity oilwell.

    Amir Petrashevsky, a history student from Israel, the project is “a unique opportunity to compare the cultural diversity in two different so­cieties, of which one struggles with 
political problems and a lack of security, and the other does not. I hope that the Germans will be able to help us Israeli students to see things from a different perspective.”

    Remind me which one is which?

  34. Anonymous[427] • Disclaimer says:
    @Reg Cæsar

    (Did you know that Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s favorite of her gourmet husband’s dishes was pork loin in braised milk? That’s doubly treif.)

    Is it even halachically possible to be “doubly treif”? I thought kosherity was like pregnancy-you are or are not.

    • Replies: @kaganovitch
  35. Jon says:

    BDS – boycott, divestment, sanctions

    • Replies: @Anonymous
  36. @Redneck farmer

    You think those “benjamins” don’t know this? The “neocon” benjamins job is to create conflict and send westerners esp whites to die in the desert. Then the “liberal” benjamins job is to act as the good cop, bringing in the war refugees. Both of these actions destroy the goyim and pit one against the other.

    It’s as simple as that. Elliot abrams sends them packing to their deaths in the sandbox. The angry war refugees are then welcomed by folks like finkelstein and sontag

  37. “The boy put his arm around Solomon’s shoulders and told him that, though he was a “real babo” — Kurdish slang for “boss” — they couldn’t be friends, because Jews and Muslims could not be friends.”

    This Kurdish boy is absolutely correct: Under explicit instructions from Allah, a Muslim cannot be friends with a Jew. It’s in the Quran; see

    https://answers.yahoo.com/question/index?qid=20110126132141AAO8pvW

    A Muslim has no choice in the matter. See also the principle “al walaa wal baraa” (be loyal to Muslims, hostile to kafirs, especially Jews):

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Al_Wala’_Wal_Bara&#8217;

  38. Anon[116] • Disclaimer says:

    Since then, dozens of cases of anti-Semitic bullying in schools have come to light

    Although I do not doubt that Muslim kids in Germany are trouble, …

    — In a population of 83 million there are “dozens of cases of anti-Semitic bullying”? Paging Dr. Evil. Assuming massive underreporting, even 1,000 cases seems pretty minor. You cannot completely eliminate any crime or bad practice without creating a Gestapo. Let’s say we wanted to drop the murder or rape rate in the U.S. to literally zero: What would that society look like?

    — In my experience, Jews see anti-Semitism everywhere. There are other motives for people who whomp someone who happens to be Jewish. Also, often the “bigoted” reference is just a superficial final flourish thrown in: another victim would have been ridiculed for his weight or his dumbness or smartness or stutter. You don’t want to read too much into this stuff.

    Anyway, it’ll all be sorted out in five or ten generations of assimilation and intermarriage.

    • LOL: YetAnotherAnon
  39. Jake says:

    Jews will not of their own volition stop demanding that what used to be the West (and before that Christendom) keep importing millions of Mohammedans. Jews will keep up that game right until the Mohammedans strike hard at the Jews, intending to complete what Hitler began.

    Jews will keep it up because Jewish identity is always bound up with being anti-Christ and therefore anti-Christendom, and therefore anti-white Gentile because whites built and maintained Christendom. Jews as a group will always, when free to do so, act to harm whatever might remain of Christendom, and swamping its lands with Mohammedans does that.

    Jews will play that game even as Mohammedans begin slitting their throats in large numbers.

  40. Anonymous[288] • Disclaimer says:
    @Jon

    Retcon to “Berlin Diversity Schooling”.

  41. In a weird wacky coincidence that no one could have predicted jews are once again in conflict with their neighbors through zero fault of their own. What are the chances? They must be the unluckiest people on earth! I mean, what is the statistical probability of a group of people who never do anything wrong constantly being in conflict with the neighbors? It’s a 2000+ year run of bad luck!

    • LOL: jim jones
  42. @Anonymous

    While it is halachically possible to be doubly treyf, that is, to transgress several prohibitions with one bite(the Talmud has an example of transgressing as many as 8 separate prohibitions with one bite), this is not such a case. The prohibition of meat and dairy applies only to the meat of kosher species . The meat of non kosher species with milk is prohibited because of non kosher meat, not because of dairy combination.
    (There is rabbinic prohibition because of “maarit eyin” loosely = avoiding appearance of impropriety)

  43. Dave Pinsen says: • Website
    @Redneck farmer

    Luke Ford and Kevin Michael Grace discussed the Cole article and the article that’s the subject of Steve’s post here:

  44. The Michalskis went public with their story in 2017, sharing it with media outlets in order to spark what they viewed as a much-needed discussion about anti-Semitism in German schools…

    Haven’t the Germans suffered enough?

    They invaded a bunch of nations and killed a lot of people. We–and the Brits–bombed the shit out of their nation and along with the Russians killed lots of them. Then we all chopped their nation into zones, with the Russians in charge of one, ergo consigning it to being a commie police state for 44 years.

    And then they had to endless grovel and apologize for their badness and try so hard to prove their goodness that they let their barren, childless “leader” wave in a million foreign scammers and grifters to loot and abuse them.

    Couldn’t these people just have the decency to leave?

    Of course not.

    • Replies: @Redneck farmer
  45. For the Michalskis, all this was evidence that German society never truly reckoned with anti-Semitism after the war.

    What more needs to be said?

  46. @Desiderius

    For the Michalskis, all this was evidence that German society never truly reckoned with anti-Semitism after the war.

    That prepositional phrase is doing so much work in this sentence it’s about to explode from the strain. The main idea is so utterly ridiculous only the failing NYT would have the audacity to advance it, even under the cover of that phrase.

    Indeed, that prepositional phrase is loaded. That sentence is packed with truth.

    I wish every man, every schoolboy in the West had to read it, mull it over, thoroughly contemplate it.

  47. We’ve heard the Ashkenazi Jewish IQ is about a standard deviation higher than normal (although heavily weighted toward verbal). But I thought there had been some recent findings that it’s not quite that high.

    I’m noticing that the young Jewish activists just don’t seem that smart anymore. I’m thinking of the Julia Ioffe types who don’t seem to have much impulse control. Or the Jonathan Greenblatt types who honesty don’t seem to see how bad they come across on TV.

    Something is different.

  48. Veracitor says:

    Occam’s Razor says the poor boy’s parents are just jerks. Still, even if unwittingly, they add to the perception that a certain well-known group doesn’t mind, and even courts, a certain amount of harassment– it helps reinforce the insularity of the group. They elders tell the youngsters that the world is against them, that their only safety lies in sticking to their own kind (conveniently marked off by habits, dress, diet, language, and attitude), and the truth of this assertion is repeatedly proved by the violence of their surrounding enemies– which instead of evading or defending themselves against, the youngsters should taunt.

    All the abuse heaped on the secular native Germans, innocent of any crimes against the boy in this story or his parents (though guilty of monumental stupidity for permitting the Merkelschluss) is best understood as a way to extort money and privileges from them. The actual Mohammedan criminals don’t have any money, so the boy’s parents don’t expect them to pay. Their social role is to beat up the boy (weep for him, so luckless in parentage) then remain truculent and disdainful while the self-hating secular Germans over-compensate the boy’s odd group for the harm he has suffered on their behalf– at their behest. Note that the parents will be hailed as heroic by that group.

  49. They arranged to have Wenzel’s father visit the school to share his story about escaping the Gestapo.

    The Gestapo ceased to exist in 1945. How old is this guy exactly?

    For the Michalskis, all this was evidence that German society never truly reckoned with anti-Semitism after the war.

    I feel another holocaust memorial coming on!

    In Wenzel’s view, the Muslim students who tormented his child were acting in an environment that was already suffused with native anti-Semitism.

    Toxic Christianity.

    • Replies: @El Dato
  50. @RichardTaylor

    The percentage of Jewish names among National Merit semifinalists appears to be way down from a generation ago.

    Has anybody ever studied marijuana usage by Jewish young people? When I was a high school debater in the mid-1970s, we hung out with the Beverly Hills HS team their coach was married to my school’s coach. The BHHS debaters were all really sharp Ashkenazi kids who were quite straight edge. But when I got to know some of the non-debater kids at BHHS, they claimed practically everybody at BHHS was a giant stoner.

  51. … where he [Solomon] “could have friends with names like Hassan and Ahmed.”

    Hells bells, he could have friends with those names in The West Bank, and he’d have a lot more firepower protecting him.

  52. A bit OT,dear friends, but why is the media so thoroughly covering this stupid MacDonalds business?

  53. ziggurat says:
    @Redneck farmer

    Here’s a good one:

    Stop With the Golems, Already!
    by David Cole
    April 02, 2019
    ……..
    Jews should be particularly afraid of their new Islamic golems. Muzzies might not be smarter than Jews, but they’re stronger and more numerous, and their level of “batshit crazy” is off the charts. Of all the golems the Hebraic high-IQ dunces have created—from the communist state they helped birth in 1917, which later turned on them, to the integration craze they helped create here in the U.S., which now forces them to flee public schools—the Muzz golem has the potential to be the most destructive one yet.

    In a perfect world, these rabbinical Rain Men would finally get the fuck over the Holocaust and end their war of hostility against the West. They’d see that whites are no longer the enemy, but indeed the opposite. They’d see that importing foreign mud to mold golem after golem in traditionally white regions of the U.S. is bad strategy.

    But the world isn’t perfect, and Jews are our dumbest geniuses. It’ll take a lot more than one or two Ilhan Omars to make them rethink their views. Hell, if the exodus of French Jews from a France now infested with immigrant golems hasn’t altered their thinking, nothing will.

    New generations of Jews will continue to read the golem story and learn nothing from it.

    We Jews are master storytellers. Trouble is, we prefer telling ’em to understanding ’em. And that’s both frustrating and tragic.

    https://www.takimag.com/article/stop-with-the-golems-already/

    • Replies: @HammerJack
    , @Anonymous
  54. @RichardTaylor

    Intermarriage probably.

    The other factor is that the US got the cream of the crop when elite intellectual German/Austrian Jews immigrated here in the 1930s. Their descendants are reverting to the mean. And that inward looking hothouse intellectual culture has dissipated into mainstream American culture.

    Russian/Polish Jews were never as intellectual as a group as the Germans. Soviet Jews often come from diluted blood lines and/or descended from poor shtetl Jews who maybe weren‘t the brightest bulbs in the tribe.

    • Replies: @bispora
    , @Anonymous
  55. Jews were murderers, only interested in money.

    Truth is an absolute defense against charges of defamation….

  56. Jewish or not, it seems odd for the parents not to have sent him to a private school

  57. Paul says:

    Germans must be to blame. What possible real reason could any Muslim have for hostility toward Jews? 😉

  58. anon[335] • Disclaimer says:
    @RichardTaylor

    This bodes well for our future.

  59. @Steve Sailer

    When Dov Cries:

    The largest single spike in antisemitic hate crimes across the country is in NYC (72%) – and yet the media reports very little on it?

    Why?

    Sadly they don’t because in these cases it’s not a white supremacist doing the attacking and that doesn’t fit their narrative.

  60. @Alfa158

    You took the words out of my pen!!!

    However, I do not think that the comment(s) apply to all Jews. Certainly most of the citizens of Israel do understand the world that they inhabit and what it’s dangers are. It is more typically DWL’s and SJW’s that will “walk blindly into an oncoming 18 wheeler tractor-trailer combination and then, post mortem, wonder why and how they were killed!! In my opinion the more the DWL/SJW Jews disappear off of the face of the Earth, the better the race realist Jews will survive.

  61. @RichardTaylor

    A speculative response to that idea/concept/observation might be too much Jewish “inbreeding”. For probably the last 200 years Jews have been “dogmatized” to breed only with other Jews. And even such a choice had to be approved by all the relatives concerned. And what do you think the genetic effects are of 200 years of such inbreeding??

    I have three grown children and I heartily state that I did NOT inbreed!!! All my children are highly intelligent and successful in their careers; I was very smart in choosing a non-Jewish wife who is much more intelligent than I am!!

    • Replies: @RichardTaylor
    , @Anonymous
  62. They arranged to have Wenzel’s father visit the school to share his story about escaping the Gestapo.

    That must be one hell of a story, indeed! The man looks about fifty, so not even his father can plausibly have a history of escaping the Gestapo…

  63. @Steve Sailer

    Has anybody ever studied marijuana usage by Jewish young people?

    Could there be a lot of Seth Rogens out there? The pot out there today is stronger.

    For what it’s worth from wikipedia:

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cannabis_and_Judaism#Modern_era

  64. Moses says:

    had attended a Jewish primary school in Berlin

    Whoa whoa, that’s wrong! No diversity in a “Jewish” school. Don’t they know that Diversity is Strength?(TM)

    But it’s allowed.

    Can we have a “White” (not Fellow White) school?

    We just want what they’ve already got.

    • Agree: GermanReader2
  65. Moses says:
    @Ibound1

    Naturally they found some left wing Jew to interview who would blame the bullying on conservative Germans.

    The Fellow White cries out in pain as he strikes you.

  66. Anonymous[741] • Disclaimer says:

    Of course, the state of Israel was established explicitly to be a refuge for Jewish people.

    The major long term effect of the massive Muslim immigration and settlement into Germany is the coalescing of a substantial voting bloc – likely to be the plurality of all votes cast – which will, inevitably, go to left parties. As a price for the mass vote delivery, Muslims in Germany will demand diplomatic hostility toward Israel as official German state policy, as Germany runs the EU, this will morph into official EU anti Israelism and pro Palestiniasm. Likely, this will progress to the stage of full economic sanctions and isolation, if not the stringent ostracism which brought down white South Africa.

    Corbyn’s Labour Party is a harbinger of all this.

  67. Anonymous[741] • Disclaimer says:

    I am greatly surprised that as many as 200,000 Jews live in modern day Germany.

    • Replies: @Ed
    , @The Wild Geese Howard
  68. @Steve Sailer

    Seth Rogen has a career playing the Jewish stoner.

  69. @Currahee

    Only his son being bullied for being a Jew matters; if native German children are bullied by the foreigners that he (at ‘Human Rights Watch’) works to inflict upon them and complain about ‘anti-white’ hatred, then they are racists who should be ruthlessly suppressed.

  70. Pericles says:
    @Altai

    Sweden will get it’s first official Holocaust memorial in 2019 as will the UK.

    We already have that Raoul Wallenberg thing smack in the middle of Stockholm. But, as we know, it’s never enough.

  71. bispora says:
    @Peter Akuleyev

    As a Hungarian guy I would like to introduce some representatives of the not so bright galician jews:
    Fejér Lipót, Riesz Frigyes, Turán Pál, Erdős Pál, Rényi Alfréd, Kármán Tódor, Wigner Jenő, Harsányi János, Neumann János, Teller Ede, Robert Bárány, Milton Friedman, Elie Wiesel, John Polányi, Hevesy György, Herskó Ferenc, Kertész Imre, Gábor Dénes, Oláh György, Tom Lantos and last but not least-Soros György…

    • Replies: @Marty
  72. Cicerone says:

    The parents sound like typical voters of the Greens. Well, that‘s Berlin for you.

    • Replies: @Authenticjazzman
  73. El Dato says:
    @Digital Samizdat

    I feel another holocaust memorial coming on!

    You could build one on top the Berlin Holocaust Memorial, multi-tier garage style.

    Come to think of it, who owns the area? Inevitably the time will come when it will have to be developed again…

  74. A German TV report on the last two German boys in a school in migrant-rich Berlin-Neukölln. At 0:55-1:37 they get harassed and beaten even in the presence of TV staff and teachers, who don’t intervene (the journalist is Turkish-German, one of the extremely few who care about these things).

    Jewish families pretty much don’t bother any more and choose heavily guarded Jewish schools, “Jew!” has become one of the most common insult on school yards, as even quality press admits. https://www.faz.net/aktuell/politik/inland/jude-als-schimpfwort-antisemitismus-an-deutschen-schulen-13457858.html

    This year a 11 yo Berlin girl committed suicide after having been constantly harassed. Quality press is extremely concerned and wonders why, without finding an answer.
    https://www.tagesspiegel.de/berlin/suizid-nach-mobbing-trauer-und-empoerung-bei-mahnwache-fuer-elfjaehrige/23942308.html

    A possible explanation:
    75% of adult Berlin Turks didn’t finish school.
    http://m.taz.de/!5176721;m

    75% of Berlin primary students are semi-illiterate.
    https://www.welt.de/vermischtes/article173478093/Bildungspolitik-Grundschueler-koennen-nicht-mehr-richtig-schreiben.html

  75. @AnotherDad

    I’m waiting for some really, really smartass German politician to say,” You know why Denmark seems like such a nice country? Because my Grandfather’s SS unit “resettled” its Jewish inhabitants.” The outrage would be hilarious.

  76. Ed says:

    The boy and the family sound kind of dumb.

    • Replies: @Anon
    , @Achmed E. Newman
  77. Ed says:
    @Anonymous

    I watched a DW English documentary on Jews in Germany. Most came from Russia over the years. Also a number are Israeli that have used their grandparents’ former German citizenship as a way to claim German citizenship for themselves. They then moved to Germany mostly Berlin. The documentary showed an Israeli cafe there. It also showed them being harassed by Muslim youths.

  78. “When Solomon first told his parents about the bullying, they resolved to turn it into a teaching moment. ”

    Of course, doesn’t every NYT piece have to have the “teaching/teachable moment” cliche buried somewhere in it? “Teachable moment” is agitprop for “a forced lecture with SJW themes” because the rubes are figuring out that they are getting conned.”

  79. anon[321] • Disclaimer says:

    Wow just wow. smh. These people can’t really be that clueless, can they? That’s the charitable interpretation, because what monsters would willingly sacrifice their children like that?

    • Replies: @J.Ross
  80. @Anonymous

    I’m surprised this thread isn’t full of the usual package tour taqiyya artists telling us how great Islam is and how the West should welcome its practicioners with open arms.

    • Replies: @Achmed E. Newman
  81. RobUK says:

    But he didn’t want to stay in such a homogeneous school for good, so just before he turned 14, he transferred to a public school that was representative of Germany’s new diversity — a place, as Gemma described it, where he “could have friends with names like Hassan and Ahmed.”

    This is what parents are for, to knock some sense into 14 year old heads. Unfortunately for him his parents were even more childish than he is.

    In Wenzel’s view, the Muslim students who tormented his child were acting in an environment that was already suffused with native anti-Semitism.

    That’s why there are so many anti-semitic attacks in other German cities such as Paris and Toulouse.

    • Agree: GermanReader2
  82. @Eternally Antifascist

    I was very smart in choosing a non-Jewish wife who is much more intelligent than I am!!

    Yeah but you broke your mother’s heart.

  83. Zoodles says:
    @RichardTaylor

    They are in the same position WASPs were at after ww1. Increasingly getting by on inertia and stored wealth.

    I predict that by 2050 Jewish influence and prestige will be severely degraded.

  84. @Altai

    Of course nothing will beat the memorial in Dublin, unveiled a timely 59 years after the end of WW2 to the only confirmed ‘Irish’ victim of the Holocaust, Ettie Steinberg who erm, was born in Czechoslovakia and lived in Dublin for a few years before moving to Belgium.

    And there’s that little detail of the fact that while Ireland remained “officially” neutral in world war 2, it gave considerable aid and comfort to the nazis and did everything it could to disrupt the allied war effort.

  85. @ziggurat

    Good info. The Golem is an apt metaphor for the Jewish immigration project in America: designed to wreck white Christian society, inevitably it wrecks the entire nation in the process and hence harms even the Jews themselves.

    • Replies: @Moses
  86. New German anti-Semitism perpetrated by New Germans.

    Not aboriginal Germans, but still Germans.

    Right?

  87. nebulafox says:

    >But he didn’t want to stay in such a homogeneous school for good, so just before he turned 14, he transferred to a public school that was representative of Germany’s new diversity — a place, as Gemma described it, where he “could have friends with names like Hassan and Ahmed.”

    The brutal reality is that as a Jew, the kid is much more likely to be ostracized at best, probably harmed by Hassan and Ahmed within most major European cities.

    >”The big, the hard, the painful questions were never asked.”

    Did this guy’s mental clock stop in 1962? Because he would have had to have missed what happened in West Germany during the 1960s and 1970s to believe this.

  88. Anonymous[739] • Disclaimer says:

    This S*&# has always annoyed the living Hell out of me. Whenever Muslim migrants or here in the USA Black underclass bullies run wild in public schools, behave terribly, bully others including disabled children, autistic children or in rarer cases Jewish children – it’s never the Muslim migrant/Black bullies fault.

    Instead it’s somehow the fault of evil White Gentile/Christians even when there aren’t any White Gentile Christians doing the bullying or even just being there.

    Instead it’s somehow all the fault of us evil White Racist because we somehow have supernatural powers to control the climate….

    Climate change, a “Climate of Racism and Intolerance”.

    Howard Stern used to talk about this a lot, arguing with his idiot mother who defended or denied the terrible bullying be done to Howard and others by mean Black bullies, thugs, punks in his school in Long Island New York.

    It’s a very powerful sub set of American Jewish community/elites to blame White racists, White Anti Semites in Germany, Eastern Europe or the US South for everything. Jews are on the side of the marginalized and oppressed even when the supposedly marginalized and oppressed are getting drunk and raping German Girls in Cologne Germany on New Years or even when the marginalized and oppressed Blacks/Muslim migrants are being cruel, mean bullies to their own children.

    There really isn’t much use trying to reason with such types, occasionally a Howard Stern will arise from such conditions and simply tell the truth about Black criminal bullies, Muslim thugs, Muslim sexual groomers, Muslim terrorists – but these Howard Sterns are few and far between.

  89. Anonymous[739] • Disclaimer says:
    @Eternally Antifascist

    Nah.

    50% of US Jews marry/mate with non Jews.

    Practically every single successful Jewish pop/rock singer, Hollywood agent/producer/director/actor has a beautiful young White Nordic blonde girlfriend, mistress, wife.

    The Billy Joels of the world prefer to mate with Christie Brinkleys instead of Ruth Bader Ginzbergs.

    Can’t really blame them but it isn’t healthy for White Western Christian Civilization.

    The mixed marriage Jared Kushner/Ivankas will not take the side of White Western Christian Civilization.

    • Replies: @Achmed E. Newman
  90. Orangeman says:

    DeBlasio blames the knock out game with orthodox jews in NYC on Trumpist whites. It’s clear a playbook exists.

  91. Anonymous[739] • Disclaimer says:
    @ziggurat

    David Cole is a great and very honest man. He’s lived the real life.

    Part of it was going to a racially integrated, inner city public school in LA. Part of it was just trying speak, write the truth about a very rough and personal subject – persecution of jews in World War II.

    David Cole might be like another very rare Jewish person Jesus Christ…

    An Honest Jew.

    The very fair Roman governor of Roman ruled, but Jewish populated Palestine Pontius Pilate interviewed Jesus Christ and found him to be an innocent, honest person – a Jew without guile.

    Maybe there should be such a group of Jews here in the US. Maybe they can become Jewish Christians or something – something else besides the likes of Harvey Weinsten, CNN Jeff Zucker, AIPAC, Jewish Neo Conservative liars, war mongers, Bill Kritol who wants to replace poor and working class White Americans.

  92. Anon[277] • Disclaimer says:
    @Alfa158

    “just because the Three Stooges were Jewish doesn’t mean you have to make them your role models.”

    I wouldn’t necessarily say the Stooges were funnier than say, the MarxBros, but I’ve long felt that the lack of respect they get is due to presenting an image of Jews as stupid. Jewish “humor” is about mocking the goyim, not acting like goyim. (To this day, people think Chico was Italian)

  93. Anon[300] • Disclaimer says:
    @Jenner Ickham Errican

    But it’s a near-believable story!

  94. Anon[300] • Disclaimer says:
    @Ed

    Well, don’t underestimate their ability to whine. Look at the young Solomon, about to die (for our sins?) because someone pointed a toy at him.

    • Replies: @J.Ross
  95. Anon[208] • Disclaimer says:
    @Ed

    No way, Jews have the longest IQ.

  96. J1234 says:

    Below the NYT article is a list of related articles. This is just a retelling of those:

    Seeing Ally Against Muslims, Some German Jews Embrace Far Right, to Dismay of Others

    German Intelligence Agency Puts Far-Right Party on Warning

    The Prophet of Germany’s New Right

    The New Europeans

    The NYT will never depart from this basic theme. Tell the same story over and over and over. And vary it a little bit each time so nobody will notice.

  97. @Cicerone

    ” The parents sound like typical voters of the Greens”

    Amen. And also comparable to the nitwit voters in Baden-W, puting the Greens on top, and this in the industrial powerhouse home of Mercedes and Porsche.

    We call it : Sawing off the branch you are sitting on, or sort of like the chickens voting for Col Sanders.

    Authenticjazzman “Mensa” qualified since 1973, airborne trained U S Army vet, and pro jazz artist.

  98. Ibound1 says:
    @RichardTaylor

    Jews in the US are not what they were. You don’t see the level of genius you did. Whether that is from intermarrying, simple sloth from being wealthy, or smoking weed doesn’t matter. And in public affairs? : pretty much any Jew on tv is going to say something utterly predictable and uninteresting, if not actually stupid. Bill Kristol is the son of Irving Kristol and Gertrude Himmelfarb. Talk about a degeneration.

  99. @Ed

    Exactly!

    If by “kind of”, you mean “staggeringly”.

  100. @Anonymous

    You inadvertently have got me LOLing, Mr. #739.

    I was just imagining Chevy Chase jumping naked into the swimming pool in which Ruth Bader Ginsberg is swimming around it a white bikini::

    This is crazy unconstitutional, this is crazy unconstitutional, this is crazy unconstitutional!

  101. Anonymous[396] • Disclaimer says:
    @Peter Akuleyev

    Russian/Polish Jews were never as intellectual as a group as the Germans. Soviet Jews often come from diluted blood lines and/or descended from poor shtetl Jews who maybe weren‘t the brightest bulbs in the tribe.

    I wouldn’t be so sure about this. They may have been the last to get with the program when it came to secular education, but that’s not the same thing as being stupid.

    If anything, I’d guess that surviving Russian/Soviet Jews would be smarter. During the Pale of Settlement years, only the more skilled Jews were allowed to live anywhere in Russia. I’d imagine that during the early Soviet period, the Jews who left the former Pale were probably more skilled/educated people that the communist authorities felt would be better used in the less-educated parts of the Soviet Union.

    Then when the holocaust happened, it hit hardest the long-time European Jewish heartland(Poland, Lithuania, Belarus, Ukraine) which was filled with the descendants of Jews who generally weren’t smart enough to be selected for high-status jobs in the rest of Russia. It would be interesting to know if the Jews living outside the former pale in 1939 had a higher IQ than those living in it.

    I don’t have any particular evidence for this theory, but in conversation with former Soviet Jews over the years I’ve noticed that a disproportionate number of them seemed to have parents/grandparents who were living in places like Tashkent, Kazan, and Novosibirsk by the 1930’s.

    Also, I doubt that your average Soviet/Russian Jew who married out was marrying some Russian peasant. They were probably smarter/more educated than average and were marrying non-Jews of similar education levels. A dumb, religious shtetl Jew wouldn’t have as much contact with goyim and would face social pressure to marry in, whereas an educated, secular Jew would have had more opportunities to meet gentiles of similar intellectual ability and face less of a stigma when marrying them.

    • Replies: @J.Ross
  102. Anonymous[396] • Disclaimer says:
    @Steve Sailer

    Competition from Tigers Cubs

  103. Anonymous[396] • Disclaimer says:
    @RichardTaylor

    As Steve likes to point out, criticism is good. For decades the sorts of Jews you’re talking about have been able to cry anti-Semitism whenever someone made them feel uncomfortable and the rest of society generally rolled over and accepted it.

    It makes them lazy and complacent and allows them to fool themselves into believing they’re way smarter than they actually are.

  104. Anonymous[396] • Disclaimer says:

    In fairness to the article’s writer, he does make it clear that Muslims anti-semitism is a huge problem.

    I find it interesting that this kid’s parents, who are doubtless worldly, diversity-loving and in possession of extensive secular educations, chose to enroll him in a Jews-only school until age 14. How would they feel if a group of indigenous Berliners, desperate to save their children from harassment, bullying and low standards, founded a Germans-only school?

    I’ve often wondered about the long-term effects of such schools on their students’ ability to identify and empathize with outsiders.

    My guess would be that during the son’s formative years, he was fed a steady diet of “Germans:bad-Muslims :Good”. Then when he quite naturally asked to partake in some of this Muslim richness, he in very short order got evidence to the contrary. What happens next? His parents blame it on the Germans.

    I feel bad for the kid, but not his parents. They can always flee to Israel. The ethnic Germans can’t.

    It’s also noteworthy that the Michaelski’s case is even getting attention on the other side of the world. Of course it helps immensely when your father is extremely well connected. Wenzels HRW biography says that he

    served as managing editor, presenter, and London bureau chief for ProSiebenSat1, one of Germany’s leading broadcasters. Prior to that, he was commissioning editor for documentaries at ARD/NDR public television. In his position, Michalski works towards giving Germany a stronger voice in support of human rights.

    I bet that helps immensely when getting your story out.

  105. Anonymous[249] • Disclaimer says:
    @International Jew

    Reading between the lines, it seems quite possible that Wenzel Michalski himself is an immigrant to Germany, although he seems to have worked there as a propagandist (“journalist”) for quite some time before taking up his new gig as local propaganda chief with “Human Rights Watch.”

  106. @Stolen Valor Detective

    Obviously the Japanese watched the film Lawrence of Arabia and learned from his tactics.

  107. anon[824] • Disclaimer says:

    At least Timothy Treadwell went to bear country as opposed to importing them into his community.

    • Replies: @Steve Sailer
  108. Marty says:
    @bispora

    Lantos was a brilliant schemer/ bureaucratic infighter. Just ask anyone from CTA.

  109. @anon

    The documentary about the guy who got eaten by a bear by Warner Herzog is fun. I’m sorry he got his girlfriend eaten too, but otherwise I kind of liked the guy. He chose his life, and with his life came his death.

    • Replies: @J.Ross
  110. @Steve Sailer

    Maybe all this anti-white/anti-American hysteria is about suddenly losing their centuries-long status as smartest people around, especially among the secularized who can’t fall back on being God’s chosen.

  111. J.Ross says: • Website
    @Steve Sailer

    There’s a ton of additional material in the TV series, which was made because the friends of that guy thought Herzog had distorted things. Importantly, hanging around bears wasn’t as stupid as it sounds, the local community fully accepted him (and he actually “disciplined” bears that got too near his food); the bear that killed him was an individual who had had a bad prior experience with humans, and would probably kill any human that came too close regardless of diplomacy.

    • Replies: @Steve Sailer
  112. J.Ross says: • Website
    @Stolen Valor Detective

    In fact Aqaba is a better example, as I described upthread. In Aqaba, the Turks were just relying on the guns and the uncrossable desert; in Malaya the British were burning themselves out right up to surrender.

  113. J.Ross says: • Website
    @RichardTaylor

    The triumph of Jewish genius came at a moment of accidental cross-cultural aptitude. Their native art is storytelling and Western culture in the time of Pulitzer stumbled into becoming a perfect audience for them. Bernays gilded what Pulitzer wrought. After about a century, technology and society changed again in such a way as to not favor them, more than anything else due to de-centralization. In analyzing them, consider that Pulitzer was Pulitzer before he was a newspaperman, and that the Jewish verbal acuity forged in storytelling probably already existed (and possibly to the same degree) in previous time periods where no bottlenecking mass media could offer them a societal podium. Or: Indians were known to be good with numbers long before they were known to be bad at coding.

  114. J.Ross says: • Website
    @Anonymous

    Yes, to your last point, his argument depends on the idea that rabbis aren’t intellectuals. German Jews achieved more and earlier because they were allowed to.

    • Replies: @Anonymous
  115. @J.Ross

    Right, the Bear Man was some guy who’d tried to be an actor, presumably got into drugs or other bad things, and then developed his own path in life that worked for him for a surprising number of years. Eventually, he got eaten by a bear, but hanging out with bears was at least better than what he’d been doing with his life before.

  116. J.Ross says: • Website
    @Anon

    This is a good point I didn’t want to make because at first it looked uncharitable, but there are Jews getting physically attacked by Muslims and blacks, and the article’s about a kid whose feelings were hurt. Why wouldn’t the writer make physical attacks more prominent? Because that wouldn’t lend itself as well to bemoaning the existence of white people and because the kid’s dad is a high muckity-muck.

  117. J.Ross says: • Website
    @Steve Sailer

    If you liked the movie check out the series, it’s almost like they were able to do a sequel.

  118. J.Ross says: • Website
    @anon

    There are at least two examples of gentile Germans, the more famous one from a few years ago was a government bureaucrat and now there has been a more recent one, whose kid was brutalized and wasted by “refugee” criminals, with so much as a scratch on their Stockholm Syndrome.

  119. J.Ross says: • Website
    @Ed

    There was an Israeli living in Berlin before the Merkelboner who actually got in trouble for talking online about how great it was to live in Berlin. They made him apologize, explain that he saw that he was wrong, and last I heard he had moved back to Israel. His reasons for living in Berlin were all practical (cheap, spacious, then-safe, great amenities) and the other side was just a three-syllable word with ritual significance.

  120. @Steve Sailer

    As Bodhi said in Point Break (1991, of course),

    “It’s not tragic to die doing what you love.”

  121. Anonymous[396] • Disclaimer says:
    @J.Ross

    Well they weren’t intellectuals in the modern sense, but they certainly would have been a cognitive elite within the Jewish community. People find it hard to grasp now that religion is associated with backwardness, but for most of human history the clergy were among the among the smartest the human race had to offer. How many great Englishmen were the sons of clergy?

  122. Moses says:
    @HammerJack

    Kinda like a virus that eventually kills the host. The virus is just doing what it does. There’s no strategy to it.

  123. @J.Ross

    If Germany, which has no freedom of speech and especially on this point, and which has done more both voluntarily and involuntarily regarding Holocaust memory than any other country, is not satisfying our impatient masters, then perhaps they cannot be satisfied.

    It has devolved into a BDSM farce at this point.

  124. MBlanc46 says:
    @Ragno

    Excellent point, Ragno.

  125. @Ed

    I proposed a theory 5 years ago that the Israeli right would be increasingly linked to Russia and the Israeli left to Germany. I dunno how it’s working out.

    • Replies: @Dmitry
  126. @Paul Jolliffe

    After Weather Report disbanded in the mid-80’s Joe Zawinul went on to lead his own jazz/world music outfit, The Zawinul Syndicate, until he passed on in 2007.

  127. @Ragno

    Berlin’s always been the world capital of kink.

    Michalski’s just a dom demanding his due deference. Doesn’t look like he’s lacking for subs.

  128. @Paul Jolliffe

    I’m sure you know this, but every high school jazz band in America for the last 40 years has covered “Birdland.”

    Every one but the missus’s. She didn’t recognize it.

    But our conversation is timely. This made Drudge today, a study taking after iSteve fave Satoshi Kanazawa which claims smarter people are drawn to instrumental music.

    https://nypost.com/2019/05/22/smarter-people-listen-to-instrumental-music-study/

    I don’t know what Joe Zawinul did with the rest of his life, but he made good by writing “Birdland.”

    I may not be as smart as I imagine, because the Zawinul tune I go for is “Mercy, Mercy, Mercy”. And not Cannonball Adderly’s instrumental, but the Buckinghams’ wordy cover.

    (Ignore the flags. They’re from Chicago.)

  129. I doubt I will reach many viewers with this comment on an already not so recent post, and I confess to not having read the previous comments, but a word search did not find ‘Leo Strauss’, so I assume this hasn’t been brought up.

    It is apparent to me that this Michalski guy is not that dumb. The most likely hypothesis is that he is playing that old straussian strategy of meaning the exact opposite of what he says. By the way, I got acquainted with said strategy on this very page, through a post about Zizek writing about Kevin MacDonald.

  130. @Reg Cæsar

    Damn I hate that jive-ass pseudo “black” tune : “Mercy Mercy, Mercy”, penned by J Zawinul

    Myself a jazz player with fifty-plus years on the bandstand, and I refuse to play it, even at jam sessions.

    AJM

    • Replies: @Reg Cæsar
  131. ATBOTL says:

    … The boy put his arm around Solomon’s shoulders and told him that, though he was a “real babo” — Kurdish slang for “boss”

    The “Turks” causing problems in Europe are heavily Kurds.

  132. @Authenticjazzman

    You and Pat Boyle should get together and swap 78s. Seems like both of you were long-in-tooth by 1963.

  133. Dmitry says:
    @Ed

    Jews in Germany will be a typical mix of different nationalities/races.

    They seem German speaking people though and culturally Germanized despite their races.

  134. Dmitry says:
    @Steve Sailer

    Russian politics is not successful or interesting enough to inspire anyone outside Russia. And there is almost no intellectual output in politics (and all analysts and commentators are mediocre) and intelligent people are not interested in the topic.

    I dunno how it’s working out.

    The difference since 5 years ago, Trump became president in America. Trump is worshiped as a kind of god in Israel, for most of the population, excluding the Arabs (as is the glamorous American culture in general Trump represents – wealth, skyscrapers, etc).

    Obviously Obama created a lot of damage for the image of America in Israel and the Middle East in general. But Trump has allowed them to return to the position of worshiping America. The fashionable clothes shops all sell clothes with American flags on them, and people wear American flags in Israel (whereas Russia would be considered very unfashionable).

    • Replies: @Anonymous
  135. Anonymous[193] • Disclaimer says:
    @Reg Cæsar

    The Buckinghams were from Chicago and the Bay City Rollers from Scotland.

    The most famous person actually from Bay City, Michigan, is Madonna. Some would argue she is the most famous living person, but I doubt it: she’s in the top 10 though.

    • Replies: @Reg Cæsar
  136. Anonymous[193] • Disclaimer says:
    @Dmitry

    people wear American flags in Israel (whereas Russia would be considered very unfashionable).

    It’s unfashionable to wear Russian flags in Israel, or American flags in Russia?

    Are Soviet flags well looked on in Israel?

    • Replies: @Dmitry
  137. Dmitry says:
    @Anonymous

    Russian flags are quite common in Israel on the balconies and buildings, but this is not because Russia is fashionable for non-Russians- but just because a lot of old immigrants from Russia are living in Israel nowadays.

    Around the world – America is fashionable and Russia is unfashionable.

    For young Israelis, it is fashionable to wear American flags on their clothes when they have no connection to America. If you walk in the street, you see local native Israeli teenagers (with brown skin) walking with American flag clothing, even if they have never been to America and are obviously brown people who have no connection to it.

    American flag signifies glamour, wealth, fashion, etc.

    For example, if you look at the most popular fashion chain shops in Israel, like Castro.
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Castro_(clothing)

    In their store, the Israeli-produced clothes that are popular with teenagers in Israel is covered with American flags:

    https://www.castro.com/he/American-flag-tee-287163.html

    And in Israel, even the Russian speaking Israeli celebrities are promoting dressed in American clothes

    Are Soviet flags well looked on in Israel?

    Israelis use Soviet flags for May 9th (Victory Day in the Second World War). So I guess the organizers keep them in the cupboard for using once a year.

    • Replies: @Reg Cæsar
  138. @Dmitry

    Around the world – America is fashionable

    So why are we constantly hectored with the opposite message?

    The rest of the world’s population seems to be divided into two groups, one that looks down its nose at McDonald’s, and one that eats there.

    • Replies: @Dmitry
  139. @Anonymous

    The Buckinghams were from Chicago and the Bay City Rollers from Scotland.

    The Kingston Trio were from Honolulu via California. Two of them went to Punahou. They took their name from Jamaica’s capital because calypso was in vogue then.

    Calypso Gene was busy at the time. Here is his take on Christine Jorgenson:

  140. Dmitry says:
    @Reg Cæsar

    Looking down its nose at McDonald’s and eating there, are not mutually exclusive. .

    Look at in Russia. Media and politicians in Russia always blame most problems on America. At the same time everyone watches American television and films, listens to American music, reads American books, uses American YouTube, etc, and officials want to buy condominiums in Florida.

  141. At the same time everyone watches American television and films, listens to American music, reads American books, uses American YouTube…

    I don’t. (Except for tutorials on YouTube.) But then, I’m not in Russia.

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