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Randolph School Board Votes to Remove Names of All Holidays From Calendar

By CHRISTOPHER MANDERIOLI
June 12, 2021 at 1:40 PM

RANDOLPH, NJ — The Randolph Board of Education voted unanimously to remove the names of all holidays from the school calendar, and plans to simply call everything “Day Off.” The decision shocked those who were left in attendance, after many others had walked out or been asked to leave by security from a raucous public audience that had reached 125 people at one point.

It was a surprising U-Turn of events that all started with a social media uproar two weeks ago in response to the board changing of the name of the Columbus Day Holiday on the school calendar at the May 13 meeting. That set off a firestorm that resulted in phone calls and emails to board members, as well as a packed house at the June 10 meeting.

It was an emotionally charged and chaotic meeting that saw numerous shouting interruptions, thunderous standing ovations, an impromptu “walk out” by a small group of people and multiple calls for security to escort people out of the meeting. No one was physically escorted out as they instead removed themselves.

Members of various Italian American organizations, including UNICO and the Knights of Columbus, came out to speak against the decision.

Italian-Americans have managed to keep Balbo Drive in downtown Chicago from being renamed despite the fact that it’s named after a genuine Fascist, Italo Balbo, who was Mussolini’s designated successor.

Senator Anthony Bucco also spoke at the meeting, asking the board to reconsider and reverse their decision.

Many of the speakers gave impassioned pleas and told personal stories, as they explained the meaning and importance of Columbus Day to Italian Americans, while others argued and debated the truth or falsehood of how some historians have painted Columbus in a negative light. The general sentiment from all revolved around the symbolism of Columbus representing a bridge to the new world and how the holiday is a way to recognize and honor contributions of Italian Americans to the United States.

Others, including former RHS student Chiara Ricupero, educated the board and the public on the long history of Italian discrimination, including the fact that the single largest Lynching in American history saw eleven Italian men killed by a racist mob in New Orleans in 1891. She also shared that Italians were put in internment camps during WWII just like the Japanese, yet that information is not part of the school’s history curriculum.

Ricupero’s passionate and well-constructed address to the board was met with a 30-second standing ovation, and she was later complimented by some board members.

Three members of the public stood up and spoke in support of the change, largely to the dismay of most in attendance. It was clear they were far outnumbered when one speaker asked everyone who was against the change to stand, and virtually the entire room rose to their feet. …

Finally, after some discussion, a motion was made to remove the names of all holidays that mention ethnic or religious groups, to not exclude or offend any other group. Realizing that some groups are still “left out” and they cannot and do not recognize everyone, the board suddenly decided to vote on removing all holiday names and simply calling them “Day Off”. Further clarity to the motion was made before the vote — that it would include all days off, including days such as Teachers Convention and Memorial Day.

As the vote went down the row with a unanimous “Yes” the stunned and confused public erupted once more, with some shouting at the board “What just happened — What did you just do?”

Also, they voted to rename Randolph as Airstrip One.

 
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  1. So the meeting packed with Italians wound up crowded, disorderly and rambunctious… of course, I see nothing humorous or in any way remarkable there.

    • LOL: Mario Partisan
    • Replies: @Dumbo
    @pgbh


    So the meeting packed with Italians wound up crowded, disorderly and rambunctious…of course, I see nothing humorous or in any way remarkable there.
     
    I also don't see anything funny.

    The idiots who wanted to change the name of the holidays were likely anglos -- or (((anglos))). Italians were just defending their turf (Columbus Day). Good on them.

    Were anglos a bit more "rambunctious" in defending their own traditions...

    But they are so afraid of "causing a ruckus", that they are being genocided in their own countries without a peep (to be fair, these days this is happening with Italians in Italy too).
    , @JimDandy
    @pgbh

    That would be the smart reaction when observing such a situation, unless you want your [insert milquetoasty ethnicity here] ass kicked.

    Replies: @JohnnyWalker123

    , @Ragno
    @pgbh

    You caught us, huh? Can't put anything past you!

    Okay, now hurry and get your bucket and sponges.....those Negroes' feet aren't gonna wash themselves, y'know.

    https://i.redd.it/77gxennxck351.jpg

  2. the board suddenly decided to vote on removing all holiday names

    E pluribus nullus

    • Thanks: AnotherDad, Polistra
    • LOL: bomag
    • Replies: @The Alarmist
    @Jenner Ickham Errican

    Nihil sacrum.

    , @Papinian
    @Jenner Ickham Errican

    I think it'd be, "E pluribus nihil."

    Replies: @Jenner Ickham Errican

    , @Paul Jolliffe
    @Jenner Ickham Errican

    “e pluribus nullus” -out of many (comes) nothing.

    Great one - I’m going to use that line!

    , @AnotherDad
    @Jenner Ickham Errican


    E pluribus nullus
     
    This is a pithy, spot-on encapsulation of the issue.

    Minoritarianism is illogical. Self-contradiction. Self-erase. Destruction of nation and civilization.

    Jews and blacks and whomever can hold their pissy attitudes toward the majority. But accepting them, allowing them to become normative is death.

    A nations people must hold their people, their culture, their traditions as valuable worth preserving ... or die. Minoritarianism is suicide.

    Replies: @Travis

    , @Citizen of a Silly Country
    @Jenner Ickham Errican

    The simple fact is that colorblind civic has failed for the past 50 years. It hasn't worked in the past, it doesn't work now and it won't work in the future.

    Whether you like it as idea is irrelevant. Debating the merits of colorblind civic nationalism is like debating the merits of a drug that made the patients who took it sicker.

    That anyone on this board continues to advocate for it is stunning and shows a willful ignorance of reality.

  3. Surely this doesn’t apply to MLK Day?

    • Replies: @TruthRevolution.net
    @International Jew

    MLK day might offend some violent Black separatist extremists, who think of MLK as an uncle Tom.. To be on the safe side, it is better to call it "day off".

    If MLK day offends some whites (lowercase!), that would be of no concern. Only "minorities" are protected.

    "Dispossess whitie day" might be a name everyone (of importance) can agree to!

    Replies: @Hangnail Hans

    , @Mr. Anon
    @International Jew


    Surely this doesn’t apply to MLK Day?
     
    This will probably be replaced by George Floyd Day, long about the time that GOP politicians and pundits are admonishing us to honor George Floyd by remembering the real lessons he taught us - that the capital gains rate should be lower.
    , @Possumman
    @International Jew

    MLK Blvd to be renamed Highway of Death

    , @Buffalo Joe
    @International Jew

    IJ, BINGO!

  4. Mayor Rizzo

    The Italians will save us all.

    • Replies: @CCZ
    @JohnnyWalker123

    Melanin Philadelphia:

    https://twitter.com/911Philly_/status/1402964362386710532

    Replies: @Ed

    , @Paul Jolliffe
    @JohnnyWalker123

    Off topic, but your kind of story:

    The 45 year old reporter who broke the 2016 story of Bill Clinton’s bizarre secret meeting on the airport tarmac with Attorney General Loretta Lynchwas found dead in his home yesterday off an “apparent suicide.”

    Right.

    Former Bama footballers, married to pretty volleyball players with whom they three kids, just off themselves out of the blue. Happens all the time . . ( especially when exposing the deeply suspicious activities of Bill and Hillary Clinton.)

    Christopher Sign was a successful ABC reporter who was his usual lively self on Friday night with colleagues “cutting up like we always do”, who showed no hint of any issues to anyone.

    The only issues we know of were of a different kind:

    He had received so many “credible death threats” that he and his wife had worked out secret code words with his kids . . .

    Yet before any investigation could possibly have completed ( the police are not sure what happened), even before an autopsy could be performed, the main stream media is determined to press the “apparent suicide” angle.

    Nope, nothing to see here.

    RIP, Christopher Sign.

    https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-9681551/amp/Journalist-broke-Bill-Clinton-Loretta-Lynch-tarmac-story-dies-suicide.html

    Replies: @Mr. Anon, @Desiderius, @tyrone, @JohnnyWalker123, @JohnnyWalker123

    , @Reg Cæsar
    @JohnnyWalker123


    Philly used to be run by an open racist that puts Trump to shame. Learn about Frank Rizzo, who plotted to kill MOVE...
     
    It wasn't Frank Rizzo but his colored successor who ended up bombing MOVE. From the air, no less. Blacks know how to deal with other blacks.


    https://www.blackpast.org/wp-content/uploads/prodimages/files/blackpast_images/goode_wilson.jpg


    https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/BuHIDRy-Sg-PCVVK-KHTOYgTy-I=/0x0:1956x1304/1570x883/filters:focal(1318x472:1630x784):format(webp)/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/64969663/AP_96062002423.0.jpg

    https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/WWDW082E8dUujjVL2uFnIPzzoas=/0x0:4158x2772/1320x0/filters:focal(0x0:4158x2772):format(webp):no_upscale()/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_asset/file/18370534/GettyImages_517788790.jpg


    The day Philadelphia bombed its own people

    Some talking head reporting this on CNN or one of the other networks was a bit embarrassed. She slipped in an exculpatory "--row houses burn easily" to "defuse the news", so to speak. No 💩! That's why you don't bomb them, especially in order to benefit the neighbors, who lost their homes as well. Democrats didn't learn anything from Tokyo, did they?

    Having spent a few elementary grades on Oahu, I liked to brag that I'd lived in the only US county that had seen bombers overhead. After 1985, I had to qualify that as enemy bombers. Philadelphia is unique in having seen duly elected ones!

    Replies: @Joe Stalin

  5. @pgbh
    So the meeting packed with Italians wound up crowded, disorderly and rambunctious... of course, I see nothing humorous or in any way remarkable there.

    Replies: @Dumbo, @JimDandy, @Ragno

    So the meeting packed with Italians wound up crowded, disorderly and rambunctious…of course, I see nothing humorous or in any way remarkable there.

    I also don’t see anything funny.

    The idiots who wanted to change the name of the holidays were likely anglos — or (((anglos))). Italians were just defending their turf (Columbus Day). Good on them.

    Were anglos a bit more “rambunctious” in defending their own traditions…

    But they are so afraid of “causing a ruckus”, that they are being genocided in their own countries without a peep (to be fair, these days this is happening with Italians in Italy too).

  6. Anonymous[194] • Disclaimer says:

    Meanwhile, another gang of wild-eyed savages mourn-loot a Louis Vuitton store for over $100K, and get away.

    It’s going to be a long primitive summer:

    https://news.yahoo.com/california-thieves-swarm-louis-vuitton-070540140.html

    • Replies: @Mike_from_SGV
    @Anonymous

    I wonder if the LV corporation has a DIE department, and if they groveled before the BurnLootMurder crime syndicate. Probably yes, and certainly it did not protect them.

    , @Ed
    @Anonymous

    A victimless crime.

    , @Anonymous
    @Anonymous

    A few weeks before that the Neiman Marcus store at that same Stanford Mall (on the Stanford U. campus) had $150k losses in a smash and grab of handbags.

    https://twitter.com/BettyKPIX/status/1395471113983913984?s=20

  7. In Godfather 3, Gangster Joey Zaza said “I take the Blacks and Spanish into my country because that’s America.” However, this causes him to lose tremendous respect from the other gangsters. Interestingly, the movie portrays Joey Zaza as a buffoon and a clown. His acceptance of racial diversity within his ranks is shown as one of the many signs of his ineptitude. Zaza is also portrayed as treacherous and disloyal.

    Don Corleone and his nephew Vincent, who are the movie’s good guys, are aghast at Zaza hiring Blacks.

    See below video.

    Vincent Corleone murders a Black assassin sent by Zaza. The assassin is portrayed as incompetent, cowardly, and unmanly. See below.

    Italian-American film director Francis Coppola didn’t have a favorable view of Blacks. If he were to make Godfather 3 in the current era, Joey Zaza might have to be the hero of the film.

    • Thanks: bomag, Paul Jolliffe
    • Replies: @Gary in Gramercy
    @JohnnyWalker123

    Don Zaluchi, in The Godfather (1972), on why the drug trade should be restricted to black customers:

    "They're animals anyway, let them lose their souls."

    Replies: @3g4me, @JohnnyWalker123

    , @Juvenalis
    @JohnnyWalker123

    From Audacious Epigone (on Unz) graph of General Social Survey data by ethnic ancestry, White Americans of Italian descent are the most immigration-restrictionist demographic in modern America. Remarkable contrast in attitudes between two groups probably most associated with Ellis Island era—and most impacted by 1920s immigration quotas—could not be sharper: one assimilated into White America vs. the other STILL pushes perpetual romanticized «Ellis Island Idealism»: today tikkun olam to open U.S. borders telling the entire Third World "give me your tired, your poor, your huddled masses"...

    https://unz.com/anepigone/ellis-island-idealism/


    Immigration Enthusiasm among European-descent US residents by ethnicity (% increase - % decrease):
    ————————
    *Jewish +14.4%
    ______________
    *Scandinavian -30.9%
    *Polish -31.3%
    *British -33.0%
    *Irish -33.1%
    *German -36.1%
    *Italian -38.1%

     
    https://www.unz.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/08/ellisisland.png

    Replies: @JohnnyWalker123

    , @Nico
    @JohnnyWalker123


    Italian-American film director Francis Coppola didn’t have a favorable view of Blacks. If he were to make Godfather 3 in the current era, Joey Zaza might have to be the hero of the film.
     
    That I think was more Mario Puzo's doing. However, while Coppola had been a Democratic contributor before 2008 I can't find anything that would indicate his political positions since that time, so it's possible he turned coat. The Godfather franchise has in general been ambiguous with respect to "hot-button" questions, but the constant witch-hunt for "microaggressions" wasn't really a thing at the time.
  8. The Randolph Board of Education voted unanimously to remove the names of all holidays from the school calendar, and plans to simply call everything “Day Off.”

    Thank God for diversity and multiculturalism. They make us stronger.

    I hear Hallmark is going to have a whole slew of movies this December celebrating the Day Off season, so that everyone can get into the Day Off spirit.

    • LOL: Lockean Proviso
    • Replies: @Known Fact
    @Wilkey

    I'mmmmm .... dreaming of a White .... Dayoff ...

    Replies: @Lurker

    , @PSR
    @Wilkey

    Most schools have long dismissed "Christmas break" in favor of "Winter break." Just a coincidence that is always falls in the weeks around Christmas.

  9. @International Jew
    Surely this doesn't apply to MLK Day?

    Replies: @TruthRevolution.net, @Mr. Anon, @Possumman, @Buffalo Joe

    MLK day might offend some violent Black separatist extremists, who think of MLK as an uncle Tom.. To be on the safe side, it is better to call it “day off”.

    If MLK day offends some whites (lowercase!), that would be of no concern. Only “minorities” are protected.

    “Dispossess whitie day” might be a name everyone (of importance) can agree to!

    • Replies: @Hangnail Hans
    @TruthRevolution.net

    Now now. When you're a ADOS negro, every day is a day off!

  10. @Anonymous
    Meanwhile, another gang of wild-eyed savages mourn-loot a Louis Vuitton store for over $100K, and get away.

    It’s going to be a long primitive summer:

    https://news.yahoo.com/california-thieves-swarm-louis-vuitton-070540140.html

    Replies: @Mike_from_SGV, @Ed, @Anonymous

    I wonder if the LV corporation has a DIE department, and if they groveled before the BurnLootMurder crime syndicate. Probably yes, and certainly it did not protect them.

    • Agree: bomag
  11. Italian-Americans have managed…

    can you imagine why that is steve?

    no hints. this is a test of autism.

    • Replies: @njguy73
    @anon

    OK, I'm not Sailer, but I'll bite.

    They managed because they have group solidarity.

    Did I pass?

  12. @JohnnyWalker123
    Mayor Rizzo

    https://twitter.com/AbbyMartin/status/707656984003289088

    https://twitter.com/thephillyvoice/status/763474285381976064

    https://twitter.com/LeftSentThis/status/1330263684338380800

    The Italians will save us all.

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

    Replies: @CCZ, @Paul Jolliffe, @Reg Cæsar

    Melanin Philadelphia:

    • Replies: @Ed
    @CCZ

    The shooting is one thing but the narrator sounding borderline gleeful about the shooting is the real mark of cultural degradation.

  13. That there were almost certainly more negro slave owners in the American South than Italian slave owners is a fact that I see little mentioned.

  14. Rob says:

    Randolph school district should rename all the schools to names like one, 2, III… so as to honor the many numerical systems people of no particular ethnicity have created. Naming schools after people implies that some people deserve to have things named after them. That implies that others do not, some of those Others are blacks. That’s hella racisty.

    Do the teachers at those schools have names? Do these names correspond to ethnicities of the teachers or their spouses? Some races and ethnicities are likely under-represented. That’s racisting in the third degree. The teachers need alphanumeric designations. Not like 1,2,3. Numbers like that would imply a rank ordering. Not all ethnicities would be the top teacher. Plus, they probably call the teachers things like ‘ Mrs LastName’. Using Mrs impoies that women should be referred to by their marriage condition, which is sexist. Furthermore, with all these Mrs and Mr teachers, the non-binary students likely feel unincluded. Calling the teachers things like ‘Mx 8u7krp, pronounced ‘ Mix…’ would even imply the value of race-mixing, which every healthy American supports, right?

    ‘Randolph’ has a long way to go on the road to equity. I bid them a happy journey to re-education camps that await them.

    • Replies: @njguy73
    @Rob

    This reminds me of Anthem by Ayn Rand, which takes place in a dystopian future where people have names like Equality 7-2521 and Union 5-3992.

  15. Obviously, anything named after that guy ‘Amerigo’ will now have to be renamed as well.

  16. The unintended morbid humor almost writes itself.

    off verb
    offed; offing; offs
    Definition of off (Entry 4 of 6)
    intransitive verb

    slang : KILL, MURDER

    https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/off

  17. @Jenner Ickham Errican

    the board suddenly decided to vote on removing all holiday names
     
    E pluribus nullus

    Replies: @The Alarmist, @Papinian, @Paul Jolliffe, @AnotherDad, @Citizen of a Silly Country

    Nihil sacrum.

  18. ‘School Board Decides to Rename All Holidays as “Days Off”‘M/i>

    Doesn’t that read exactly as as if it were a mediocre Babylon Bee headline?

    • Replies: @Achmed E. Newman
    @Colin Wright

    Colin, before I read anything, I thought the post was going to be about the renaming of the term itself, it having come from "Holy Day". "The Independence Day Off" "We'll have a week off for the Thanksgiving Days Off", etc. Did they forget where the word "holiday" came from? You don't have to be a smart cookie to be on the school board.

    , @res
    @Colin Wright

    The Onion Singularity was reached a while ago.

  19. Members of various Italian American organizations, including UNICO and the Knights of Columbus, came out to speak against the decision.

    This is what I find so funny. There is a weird focus on Columbus day whenever Juneteenth is brought up. This is despite the fact that non-Italians in American (And even most Italians) don’t care about Columbus day and the holiday is just an extension of the statues which were ethnic totems and territory marking, akin to St. Patrick’s Day parades. One of the statues toppled was initially opposed by the KKK and the national media in the US took the case up as a cause celeb.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Statue_of_Christopher_Columbus_(Richmond,_Virginia)

    In May 1925, the Richmond City Council rejected a proposal to donate land for the statue alongside Monument Avenue on the basis that Columbus was both a foreigner and a Catholic; most of the council members believed that putting Columbus near monuments to revered Confederate figures would be inappropriate. This decision was widely criticized in newspaper editorials published across the United States, especially when it came to light that an opponent of the statue who spoke at the meeting was a member of a coalition that included the Ku Klux Klan. In June 1925, a committee of the Richmond city council decided to allocate land near Byrd Park for the statue. Fundraising began in February 1926 while Ferruccio Legnaioli, an Italian immigrant to Richmond, was selected to design the statue. Ground was broken in June 1926.

    95 years later…

    On June 9, 2020, the statue was torn down, spray-painted, set on fire, and thrown into a nearby lake by individuals protesting the May 2020 killing of George Floyd. The protestors stated they were acting in solidarity with Native Americans; vandalism to the statue’s base noted it was built on land belonging to the Powhatan. The statue was recovered from the lake on June 10 and taken away to be stored in a secure place.

    But you can’t bring this up because the motivation and intent behind studding America with Columbus statues is the same as that of the people who want to tear them down. The only difference is that when they were put up, Italians were a non-core group. But it’s portrayed as if nice WASPs really really love Columbus day. As if it was the first thing they did when they arrived. Like this ‘Black-ish’ episode which jumpstarted renewed interest in Juneteenth. It portrays Columbus day as something the nice white teacher just loves and is shocked to hear Columbus went all Colonel Kurtz on the natives despite this having been taught to all children for at least 35 years.

    The scene with the school is the opening scene.

    So you have a weird situation where the holiday and statues that were designed to break up the national identity of America and muddy it’s ethnic justification to reform it for immigrants are now seen as symbols of white people’s presence in the Americas and totems of what’s left of America’s (Now just implicit) ethnic justification and core.

    • Agree: Boomthorkell
    • Thanks: Paul Jolliffe
    • Replies: @Desiderius
    @Altai

    I love Columbus Day. We named the capital of our state after him. Italians promoted Columbus Day to ingratiate themselves with the natives. District of Columbia, Columbia University, etc...

    Replies: @Hangnail Hans

    , @AndrewR
    @Altai

    Good call. Death to anti-whites.

    , @Gamecock
    @Altai


    what’s left of America
     
    The objective is to have none left.

    The Board of Education is decadent. They are comfortable with destroying the culture that supports them. Randolph is in a real county, in a real state, in a real country, none of which HAVE to support them. They choose to. Acting like you are on Planet X and can do whatever you want is not sustainable.
    , @S. Anonyia
    @Altai

    I don’t know about really loving Columbus Day but we aren’t Italians and we have positive perceptions of Columbus as an adventurer. I think Americans in general did for centuries, look at how many cities are named Columbus. First of all, it’s a day off work, which is nice. Also, my grandfather was a member of the Knights of Columbus (I don’t know why the NYT article references it as an Italian organization, it’s just a Catholic fraternal organization), and Columbus was even a family name in the late 1800s/early 1900s.

    Related, the Ridley Scott movie about Columbus is underrated.

    Replies: @Not Raul, @Hibernian, @Buffalo Joe, @Jonathan Mason, @James Forrestal

    , @HbutnotG
    @Altai

    It was initially a bank holiday spaced between labor day and Veterans' Day. MLK day too. The teachers unions simply seized the two extra 3 day weekends with the paid day off. So, I agree they are just "days off." Neither one existed when I was in school and we (nor the teachers) were any worse for the wear.

  20. @JohnnyWalker123
    In Godfather 3, Gangster Joey Zaza said "I take the Blacks and Spanish into my country because that's America." However, this causes him to lose tremendous respect from the other gangsters. Interestingly, the movie portrays Joey Zaza as a buffoon and a clown. His acceptance of racial diversity within his ranks is shown as one of the many signs of his ineptitude. Zaza is also portrayed as treacherous and disloyal.

    Don Corleone and his nephew Vincent, who are the movie's good guys, are aghast at Zaza hiring Blacks.

    See below video.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U6M-YT5kkio

    Vincent Corleone murders a Black assassin sent by Zaza. The assassin is portrayed as incompetent, cowardly, and unmanly. See below.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ju4vhscaYII

    Italian-American film director Francis Coppola didn't have a favorable view of Blacks. If he were to make Godfather 3 in the current era, Joey Zaza might have to be the hero of the film.

    Replies: @Gary in Gramercy, @Juvenalis, @Nico

    Don Zaluchi, in The Godfather (1972), on why the drug trade should be restricted to black customers:

    “They’re animals anyway, let them lose their souls.”

    • Replies: @3g4me
    @Gary in Gramercy

    @18 Gary in Gramercy: How can blacks lose what they never had? They are not homo sapiens.

    Replies: @kihowi

    , @JohnnyWalker123
    @Gary in Gramercy

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

    Replies: @Hangnail Hans

  21. Seems like it should be easy to vote these loony board members out.

    • Replies: @mikeInThe716
    @Ed

    School board elections in the Northeast (I don't know about other areas) are notoriously low turnout. They are held on odd dates and dominated by organized woke teacher union types.

    There's been some pushback of late in some areas against this cult-marx idiocy. School board elections are something to watch.

    , @bomag
    @Ed

    Agree, but anyone willing/wanting to be on a school board is generally totally cucked or is one of the modern day wreckers.

  22. @Anonymous
    Meanwhile, another gang of wild-eyed savages mourn-loot a Louis Vuitton store for over $100K, and get away.

    It’s going to be a long primitive summer:

    https://news.yahoo.com/california-thieves-swarm-louis-vuitton-070540140.html

    Replies: @Mike_from_SGV, @Ed, @Anonymous

    A victimless crime.

  23. @CCZ
    @JohnnyWalker123

    Melanin Philadelphia:

    https://twitter.com/911Philly_/status/1402964362386710532

    Replies: @Ed

    The shooting is one thing but the narrator sounding borderline gleeful about the shooting is the real mark of cultural degradation.

  24. @Ed
    Seems like it should be easy to vote these loony board members out.

    Replies: @mikeInThe716, @bomag

    School board elections in the Northeast (I don’t know about other areas) are notoriously low turnout. They are held on odd dates and dominated by organized woke teacher union types.

    There’s been some pushback of late in some areas against this cult-marx idiocy. School board elections are something to watch.

    • Disagree: Abolish_public_education
  25. “ Italian-Americans have managed to keep Balbo Drive in downtown Chicago from being renamed despite the fact that it’s named after a genuine Fascist, Italo Balbo, who was Mussolini’s designated successor.”

    And yet they’ve failed to keep statues of Christopher Columbus from being taken down.

    https://www.foxnews.com/politics/chicago-removes-columbus-statue-from-grant-park-in-dead-of-night-reports

    Some Italian Americans in the city, who see Columbus as a figure of pride, have reportedly been opposed to the removal of the statue.

    “The Italian American community feels betrayed,” Pasquale Gianni of the Joint Civic Committee of Italian Americans, said in a statement, according to WLS-TV in Chicago. “The Mayor’s Office is giving into a vocal and destructive minority. This is not how the Democratic process is supposed to work.”

  26. @Ed
    Seems like it should be easy to vote these loony board members out.

    Replies: @mikeInThe716, @bomag

    Agree, but anyone willing/wanting to be on a school board is generally totally cucked or is one of the modern day wreckers.

    • Agree: 3g4me
  27. @Jenner Ickham Errican

    the board suddenly decided to vote on removing all holiday names
     
    E pluribus nullus

    Replies: @The Alarmist, @Papinian, @Paul Jolliffe, @AnotherDad, @Citizen of a Silly Country

    I think it’d be, “E pluribus nihil.”

    • Thanks: Rob
    • Replies: @Jenner Ickham Errican
    @Papinian

    doesn’t rhyme tho

    Replies: @Papinian

  28. Nobody except possibly some of the attendees that raised hell looks good in this episode. I mean, read this crap:

    Others, including former RHS student Chiara Ricupero, educated the board and the public on the long history of Italian discrimination, including the fact that the single largest Lynching in American history saw eleven Italian men killed by a racist mob in New Orleans in 1891. She also shared that Italians were put in internment camps during WWII just like the Japanese, yet that information is not part of the school’s history curriculum.

    Give me a break! So, in defense of the Italians and Columbus Day: “We were poor victims of the White man too!” “Discrimination!” “Lynchings!” “Racists got us!” “We are not those White people you think we are.” Sorry, that’s nothing but more sorry-assed anti-White, victimist bullshit.

    I’d have a lot more respect for Chiara Ricupero if he were a fat mobster who came into the meeting and gave the school board an offer that they no canna’ refuse.

    • Replies: @Spect3r
    @Achmed E. Newman

    I think the expression "2 can play this game" is what is at work here.
    If you cant beat them, join them.

    Replies: @Desiderius

  29. @Colin Wright
    'School Board Decides to Rename All Holidays as "Days Off"'M/i>

    Doesn't that read exactly as as if it were a mediocre Babylon Bee headline?

    Replies: @Achmed E. Newman, @res

    Colin, before I read anything, I thought the post was going to be about the renaming of the term itself, it having come from “Holy Day”. “The Independence Day Off” “We’ll have a week off for the Thanksgiving Days Off”, etc. Did they forget where the word “holiday” came from? You don’t have to be a smart cookie to be on the school board.

    • Agree: Desiderius
  30. When everyone is ________, then no one is _________.
    Welcome to Day One, Year Zero.

  31. Columbus Day is really a nothing holiday. In the State of Florida is not even recognized as an official holiday.

    This is also bullshit about the Columbus Day being so important to the Italian American community. Maybe Italian restaurants run a special on that day, but that is about it.

    But there are also parallels. It was also my impression that spring break was another name for Easter, but avoiding the use of religious terminology.

    So I was surprised when the Jacksonville Florida schools had spring break one week, and then the following week declared a four day weekend Easter holiday under the guise of “weather days” or “teachers getting their lessons organized” days. I asked about this and they said they had to give people Easter off otherwise they would not come in at all, even though this looks a lot like State establishment of religion.

    However in the workplace is also a general tendency to just combine vacations and sickness and call it time off. So perhaps the Randolph school board is being unusually prescient and setting a precedent that the rest of the nation will eventually follow, while pretending not to.

    It sounds like the Randolph school board just got sick of the squabbling and said:”Fuck it. If everybody acts so childish, let’s stop pretending that these days off are to celebrate holidays and just let them accept that they are extra days off for teachers.”

    But one wonders whether discussions like this go on in any other country in the world. Is this a sign of the superiority of American democracy in giving ordinary people a say in how the country is run, or is it a sign of creeping anarchy that will eventually lead to the breakdown of all institutions?

    • Replies: @Achmed E. Newman
    @Jonathan Mason


    Is this a sign of the superiority of American democracy in giving ordinary people a say in how the country is run, or is it a sign of creeping anarchy that will eventually lead to the breakdown of all institutions?
     
    It is a sign that our Cultural Revolution is in full swing with the intention of tearing down all traditional American society. That's pretty obvious to most of us. What most of us won't do is do a damn thing about it! Americans are soft and cowardly. I just read Mr. Derbyshire's VDare post (taken from part of his "Radio Derb" podcast) in which it took a face-diapered, accented old Chinese lady to have the guts to speak out about this Critical Race Theory stuff.

    Foreigners, not only doing the work Americans Just Won't Do™, but also fighting the cultural revolution that American just won't fight! How about you, Mr. Mason? You're a foreigner. Are you going to fight for anything, or just bug out to Ecuador?

    Replies: @JMcG, @Muggles, @Jonathan Mason

    , @Dissident
    @Jonathan Mason


    This is also bullshit about the Columbus Day being so important to the Italian American community. Maybe Italian restaurants run a special on that day, but that is about it.
     
    Haven't Italian-Americans mobilized in many cases to prevent desecration and removal of Columbus monuments?

    It was also my impression that spring break was another name for Easter, but avoiding the use of religious terminology.
     
    Given the abject debauchery and wanton fornication fest that spring break has become practically synonymous with, could any serious Christian not take great offense at the association?
    , @Hibernian
    @Jonathan Mason


    This is also bullshit about the Columbus Day being so important to the Italian American community. Maybe Italian restaurants run a special on that day, but that is about it.
     
    Have you visited Chicago?
    , @anon
    @Jonathan Mason

    It was also my impression that spring break was another name for Easter, but avoiding the use of religious terminology.

    Nah. Wrong again, limey.

  32. @Jenner Ickham Errican

    the board suddenly decided to vote on removing all holiday names
     
    E pluribus nullus

    Replies: @The Alarmist, @Papinian, @Paul Jolliffe, @AnotherDad, @Citizen of a Silly Country

    “e pluribus nullus” -out of many (comes) nothing.

    Great one – I’m going to use that line!

  33. @Jenner Ickham Errican

    the board suddenly decided to vote on removing all holiday names
     
    E pluribus nullus

    Replies: @The Alarmist, @Papinian, @Paul Jolliffe, @AnotherDad, @Citizen of a Silly Country

    E pluribus nullus

    This is a pithy, spot-on encapsulation of the issue.

    Minoritarianism is illogical. Self-contradiction. Self-erase. Destruction of nation and civilization.

    Jews and blacks and whomever can hold their pissy attitudes toward the majority. But accepting them, allowing them to become normative is death.

    A nations people must hold their people, their culture, their traditions as valuable worth preserving … or die. Minoritarianism is suicide.

    • Agree: Travis
    • Replies: @Travis
    @AnotherDad

    Minoritarianism resulted in the great awakening due to demographics, the majority of Americans under the age of 45 are now part of a minority group. The advantages of being a minority have been significant for decades, since affirmative action became the law of the land 50 years ago. At our Universities Whites became a minority 5 years ago.

  34. @Jonathan Mason
    Columbus Day is really a nothing holiday. In the State of Florida is not even recognized as an official holiday.

    This is also bullshit about the Columbus Day being so important to the Italian American community. Maybe Italian restaurants run a special on that day, but that is about it.

    But there are also parallels. It was also my impression that spring break was another name for Easter, but avoiding the use of religious terminology.

    So I was surprised when the Jacksonville Florida schools had spring break one week, and then the following week declared a four day weekend Easter holiday under the guise of "weather days" or "teachers getting their lessons organized" days. I asked about this and they said they had to give people Easter off otherwise they would not come in at all, even though this looks a lot like State establishment of religion.

    However in the workplace is also a general tendency to just combine vacations and sickness and call it time off. So perhaps the Randolph school board is being unusually prescient and setting a precedent that the rest of the nation will eventually follow, while pretending not to.

    It sounds like the Randolph school board just got sick of the squabbling and said:"Fuck it. If everybody acts so childish, let's stop pretending that these days off are to celebrate holidays and just let them accept that they are extra days off for teachers."

    But one wonders whether discussions like this go on in any other country in the world. Is this a sign of the superiority of American democracy in giving ordinary people a say in how the country is run, or is it a sign of creeping anarchy that will eventually lead to the breakdown of all institutions?

    Replies: @Achmed E. Newman, @Dissident, @Hibernian, @anon

    Is this a sign of the superiority of American democracy in giving ordinary people a say in how the country is run, or is it a sign of creeping anarchy that will eventually lead to the breakdown of all institutions?

    It is a sign that our Cultural Revolution is in full swing with the intention of tearing down all traditional American society. That’s pretty obvious to most of us. What most of us won’t do is do a damn thing about it! Americans are soft and cowardly. I just read Mr. Derbyshire’s VDare post (taken from part of his “Radio Derb” podcast) in which it took a face-diapered, accented old Chinese lady to have the guts to speak out about this Critical Race Theory stuff.

    Foreigners, not only doing the work Americans Just Won’t Do™, but also fighting the cultural revolution that American just won’t fight! How about you, Mr. Mason? You’re a foreigner. Are you going to fight for anything, or just bug out to Ecuador?

    • Replies: @JMcG
    @Achmed E. Newman

    He seems perfectly willing to fight to destroy the Second Amendment.

    Replies: @Achmed E. Newman, @Reg Cæsar

    , @Muggles
    @Achmed E. Newman


    It is a sign that our Cultural Revolution is in full swing with the intention of tearing down all traditional American society. That’s pretty obvious to most of us.
     
    Excellent point.

    Tucker Carlson made a similar point in a recent segment. He noted (in an interview with former neocon now cultural warrior Victor David Hansen) that in collectivist revolutions the first thing that happens is renaming things and demanding that new and bizarre language, symbols become the norm.

    The French Revolution renamed the months and tried to "reform" the Western calendar. Didn't work of course. The Soviets did this too, first in Russia, later elsewhere. It mostly didn't work there either once the CCP was gone. China struggles with this. N. Korea now very harsh again.

    So our New Racist Woke Marxist Wokesters are doing the same too. "The Great Reset" etc. Now this idiotic NJ holiday disappearance.

    Of course local public school boards attract moronic female (mainly) virtue signalers like bees to honey. The old commie tactic of "iron bottoms", meaning that your fellow comrades come early and stay late in endless meeting and boring procedural matters that ordinary people shun. So you are left with rooms full of Woke Karens and teacher union goons. Usually, testosterone is in short supply. School board elections are usually off timed to guarantee perpetual re-election.

    Children, especially teens, are infantalized in such circumstances. Other than for abortions, sex changes and sending off the wilder males to foreign wars to die. The rest are now protected from "microaggressions" except at very diverse schools, where non white thugs terrorize their classmates and teachers. School board Karens of course never deal with the 200 lb. "kids" learning the gang trades. They live in a fantasy world where they end up smarter than everyone else. Tests don't matter then.

    I think Mark Twain had a good quip about school boards, but am too lazy to look that up.

    Replies: @3g4me, @Adam Smith, @Reg Cæsar

    , @Jonathan Mason
    @Achmed E. Newman


    How about you, Mr. Mason? You’re a foreigner.
     
    I am as American as you are, but not quite as American as apple pie with high-fructose corn syrup or American cheese.

    Replies: @Mr. Anon

  35. Again, Republicans have been absolute cowards on “school choice”–i.e. vouchers–because a bunch of their voters are community oriented rah-rah “our schools” types who’ve already bought houses in neighborhoods with “good schools”.

    But this past year has absolutely hammered home the truth that the public schools–the administrators, the bureaucrats, the teachers … the whole system–is an absolute enemy of conservatives, of the nation–once minoritarianism ideologically triumphed.

    Public schools are sword stabbing us–or maybe more aptly–something like nerve gas being sprayed on us–our kids.

    As with much else, conservatives/nationalists/patriots need the ability to separate from them to survive.

    • Replies: @Desiderius
    @AnotherDad

    You can run but you can’t hide.

    The school board is being Lockean here. Own it. Be better.

    , @3g4me
    @AnotherDad

    @27 Another Dad: All 'school choice' vouchers would do would be to further infest private schools with more non-Whites. They're already killing themselves off by admitting utterly unqualified black students for their sportsball teams or out of misplaced Christian guilt. Whites need to stop outsourcing the education of White children. Homeschool or die.

    Replies: @Hernan Pizzaro del Blanco

    , @Abolish_public_education
    @AnotherDad

    If the government would just get out of the babysitting business, we’d have school choice. Oh, and abolish compulsory attendance.

    When the schools fail miserably year after year, at higher and higher tax cost, everyone just shrugs their shoulders. But when a school renames a holiday, folks sure do get upset.

    Typically, at a school board meeting where a contentious issue is expected to bring out irate parents, the board will schedule the meeting to occur at a time most inconvenient to parents.

    The board will fill up the early part of the meeting with ceremonies, e.g. honoring some district kid who achieved outstanding merit in something unimportant. Then it’s on to ridiculous debates over political resolutions. Finally, at around 11 PM and after half the parents have left the meeting tired and frustrated, the board will take up the controversial issue.

    The 50 or so angry parents who wish to speak (always about how the district should spend other people’s money) are each given 60 seconds to do so.

    There’s always a local cop (not “security”), on-duty working OT, standing near the mic.

    , @JMcG
    @AnotherDad

    I disagree on vouchers. If private schools are made more affordable to blacks, they’ll be destroyed. No body is going to pay thousands for their kids to sit next to the same black kids they could sit next to for free. Also, along with the king’s shilling come the king’s rules. No more expelling the unruly if it results in disparate impact.
    Unfortunately, it seems like a lot of private schools are embracing the woke. The Catholic schools are quickly pricing themselves out of business.

    Replies: @Abolish_public_education, @AnotherDad

  36. @pgbh
    So the meeting packed with Italians wound up crowded, disorderly and rambunctious... of course, I see nothing humorous or in any way remarkable there.

    Replies: @Dumbo, @JimDandy, @Ragno

    That would be the smart reaction when observing such a situation, unless you want your [insert milquetoasty ethnicity here] ass kicked.

    • Replies: @JohnnyWalker123
    @JimDandy

    Midwestern Scandinavians need to do this.

  37. Kinda weird that the Chicago Italians have kept Balbo Street signs up when they couldn’t even stop Mayor Beetlejuice from having city workers tear down Columbus statues in the middle of the night–even in Little Italy.

  38. So much for holiness.

  39. @AnotherDad
    Again, Republicans have been absolute cowards on "school choice"--i.e. vouchers--because a bunch of their voters are community oriented rah-rah "our schools" types who've already bought houses in neighborhoods with "good schools".

    But this past year has absolutely hammered home the truth that the public schools--the administrators, the bureaucrats, the teachers ... the whole system--is an absolute enemy of conservatives, of the nation--once minoritarianism ideologically triumphed.

    Public schools are sword stabbing us--or maybe more aptly--something like nerve gas being sprayed on us--our kids.

    As with much else, conservatives/nationalists/patriots need the ability to separate from them to survive.

    Replies: @Desiderius, @3g4me, @Abolish_public_education, @JMcG

    You can run but you can’t hide.

    The school board is being Lockean here. Own it. Be better.

  40. lol. I’m sure the town is “plagued” by crime and evil, but this is their priority.

    Let it rot and die. Communism has its price.

  41. @Altai

    Members of various Italian American organizations, including UNICO and the Knights of Columbus, came out to speak against the decision.
     
    This is what I find so funny. There is a weird focus on Columbus day whenever Juneteenth is brought up. This is despite the fact that non-Italians in American (And even most Italians) don't care about Columbus day and the holiday is just an extension of the statues which were ethnic totems and territory marking, akin to St. Patrick's Day parades. One of the statues toppled was initially opposed by the KKK and the national media in the US took the case up as a cause celeb.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Statue_of_Christopher_Columbus_(Richmond,_Virginia)


    In May 1925, the Richmond City Council rejected a proposal to donate land for the statue alongside Monument Avenue on the basis that Columbus was both a foreigner and a Catholic; most of the council members believed that putting Columbus near monuments to revered Confederate figures would be inappropriate. This decision was widely criticized in newspaper editorials published across the United States, especially when it came to light that an opponent of the statue who spoke at the meeting was a member of a coalition that included the Ku Klux Klan. In June 1925, a committee of the Richmond city council decided to allocate land near Byrd Park for the statue. Fundraising began in February 1926 while Ferruccio Legnaioli, an Italian immigrant to Richmond, was selected to design the statue. Ground was broken in June 1926.

    95 years later…

    On June 9, 2020, the statue was torn down, spray-painted, set on fire, and thrown into a nearby lake by individuals protesting the May 2020 killing of George Floyd. The protestors stated they were acting in solidarity with Native Americans; vandalism to the statue’s base noted it was built on land belonging to the Powhatan. The statue was recovered from the lake on June 10 and taken away to be stored in a secure place.
     
    But you can't bring this up because the motivation and intent behind studding America with Columbus statues is the same as that of the people who want to tear them down. The only difference is that when they were put up, Italians were a non-core group. But it's portrayed as if nice WASPs really really love Columbus day. As if it was the first thing they did when they arrived. Like this 'Black-ish' episode which jumpstarted renewed interest in Juneteenth. It portrays Columbus day as something the nice white teacher just loves and is shocked to hear Columbus went all Colonel Kurtz on the natives despite this having been taught to all children for at least 35 years.

    https://www.dailymotion.com/video/x7t3j99

    The scene with the school is the opening scene.

    So you have a weird situation where the holiday and statues that were designed to break up the national identity of America and muddy it's ethnic justification to reform it for immigrants are now seen as symbols of white people's presence in the Americas and totems of what's left of America's (Now just implicit) ethnic justification and core.

    Replies: @Desiderius, @AndrewR, @Gamecock, @S. Anonyia, @HbutnotG

    I love Columbus Day. We named the capital of our state after him. Italians promoted Columbus Day to ingratiate themselves with the natives. District of Columbia, Columbia University, etc…

    • Replies: @Hangnail Hans
    @Desiderius

    But what did those Italians in New Orleans do to get lynched? I used to live in New Orleans, and never heard of it.

    The whole metro was a true polyglot society. Irish, Creole, Italian, French, WASPs, Slavs what have you. Everyone got along fine, except for the negroes who made themselves a complete nuisance wherever they were found.

    Replies: @S. Anonyia, @Dmon, @Alden

  42. Board member Doreen Roche talked about feelings and not offending people as foretold by Dutton.

    Her background isn’t clear but the article mentioned Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur.

    • Replies: @Farenheit
    @Amerimutt Golems


    not offending people as foretold by Dutton.
     
    I love that guy...he too, like our beloved Steve, observes thing the great unwashed fail to notice. I fumbled trying to find the words to describe a lot off the people driving the current insanity.
    I watched one of his videos, and he used the term "spiteful mutants"...Bingo.

    Flip a rock on any of these issue that are offensive to traditionalist sensibilities, you'll find one...it's almost an Iron Law now.
  43. @AnotherDad
    @Jenner Ickham Errican


    E pluribus nullus
     
    This is a pithy, spot-on encapsulation of the issue.

    Minoritarianism is illogical. Self-contradiction. Self-erase. Destruction of nation and civilization.

    Jews and blacks and whomever can hold their pissy attitudes toward the majority. But accepting them, allowing them to become normative is death.

    A nations people must hold their people, their culture, their traditions as valuable worth preserving ... or die. Minoritarianism is suicide.

    Replies: @Travis

    Minoritarianism resulted in the great awakening due to demographics, the majority of Americans under the age of 45 are now part of a minority group. The advantages of being a minority have been significant for decades, since affirmative action became the law of the land 50 years ago. At our Universities Whites became a minority 5 years ago.

  44. @Altai

    Members of various Italian American organizations, including UNICO and the Knights of Columbus, came out to speak against the decision.
     
    This is what I find so funny. There is a weird focus on Columbus day whenever Juneteenth is brought up. This is despite the fact that non-Italians in American (And even most Italians) don't care about Columbus day and the holiday is just an extension of the statues which were ethnic totems and territory marking, akin to St. Patrick's Day parades. One of the statues toppled was initially opposed by the KKK and the national media in the US took the case up as a cause celeb.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Statue_of_Christopher_Columbus_(Richmond,_Virginia)


    In May 1925, the Richmond City Council rejected a proposal to donate land for the statue alongside Monument Avenue on the basis that Columbus was both a foreigner and a Catholic; most of the council members believed that putting Columbus near monuments to revered Confederate figures would be inappropriate. This decision was widely criticized in newspaper editorials published across the United States, especially when it came to light that an opponent of the statue who spoke at the meeting was a member of a coalition that included the Ku Klux Klan. In June 1925, a committee of the Richmond city council decided to allocate land near Byrd Park for the statue. Fundraising began in February 1926 while Ferruccio Legnaioli, an Italian immigrant to Richmond, was selected to design the statue. Ground was broken in June 1926.

    95 years later…

    On June 9, 2020, the statue was torn down, spray-painted, set on fire, and thrown into a nearby lake by individuals protesting the May 2020 killing of George Floyd. The protestors stated they were acting in solidarity with Native Americans; vandalism to the statue’s base noted it was built on land belonging to the Powhatan. The statue was recovered from the lake on June 10 and taken away to be stored in a secure place.
     
    But you can't bring this up because the motivation and intent behind studding America with Columbus statues is the same as that of the people who want to tear them down. The only difference is that when they were put up, Italians were a non-core group. But it's portrayed as if nice WASPs really really love Columbus day. As if it was the first thing they did when they arrived. Like this 'Black-ish' episode which jumpstarted renewed interest in Juneteenth. It portrays Columbus day as something the nice white teacher just loves and is shocked to hear Columbus went all Colonel Kurtz on the natives despite this having been taught to all children for at least 35 years.

    https://www.dailymotion.com/video/x7t3j99

    The scene with the school is the opening scene.

    So you have a weird situation where the holiday and statues that were designed to break up the national identity of America and muddy it's ethnic justification to reform it for immigrants are now seen as symbols of white people's presence in the Americas and totems of what's left of America's (Now just implicit) ethnic justification and core.

    Replies: @Desiderius, @AndrewR, @Gamecock, @S. Anonyia, @HbutnotG

    Good call. Death to anti-whites.

  45. @Gary in Gramercy
    @JohnnyWalker123

    Don Zaluchi, in The Godfather (1972), on why the drug trade should be restricted to black customers:

    "They're animals anyway, let them lose their souls."

    Replies: @3g4me, @JohnnyWalker123

    @18 Gary in Gramercy: How can blacks lose what they never had? They are not homo sapiens.

    • Replies: @kihowi
    @3g4me


    3g4me
     
    Subtle!
  46. @AnotherDad
    Again, Republicans have been absolute cowards on "school choice"--i.e. vouchers--because a bunch of their voters are community oriented rah-rah "our schools" types who've already bought houses in neighborhoods with "good schools".

    But this past year has absolutely hammered home the truth that the public schools--the administrators, the bureaucrats, the teachers ... the whole system--is an absolute enemy of conservatives, of the nation--once minoritarianism ideologically triumphed.

    Public schools are sword stabbing us--or maybe more aptly--something like nerve gas being sprayed on us--our kids.

    As with much else, conservatives/nationalists/patriots need the ability to separate from them to survive.

    Replies: @Desiderius, @3g4me, @Abolish_public_education, @JMcG

    @27 Another Dad: All ‘school choice’ vouchers would do would be to further infest private schools with more non-Whites. They’re already killing themselves off by admitting utterly unqualified black students for their sportsball teams or out of misplaced Christian guilt. Whites need to stop outsourcing the education of White children. Homeschool or die.

    • Agree: JMcG
    • Replies: @Hernan Pizzaro del Blanco
    @3g4me

    Good point. All the private schools give scholarships to blacks because they want diversity and good sports teams. The typical private high school is more woke than the public schools

    Replies: @Buffalo Joe

  47. Sounds as if somebody just threw up their hands and said they’d had enough of all this shit. Can you blame them?

    • Replies: @Desiderius
    @Joe S.Walker

    Yes

  48. Anonymous[520] • Disclaimer says:

    Italian-Americans have managed to keep Balbo Drive in downtown Chicago from being renamed despite the fact that it’s named after a genuine Fascist, Italo Balbo, who was Mussolini’s designated successor.

    Is this surprising?

    POX don’t care about ideology. They care about race.

  49. @AnotherDad
    Again, Republicans have been absolute cowards on "school choice"--i.e. vouchers--because a bunch of their voters are community oriented rah-rah "our schools" types who've already bought houses in neighborhoods with "good schools".

    But this past year has absolutely hammered home the truth that the public schools--the administrators, the bureaucrats, the teachers ... the whole system--is an absolute enemy of conservatives, of the nation--once minoritarianism ideologically triumphed.

    Public schools are sword stabbing us--or maybe more aptly--something like nerve gas being sprayed on us--our kids.

    As with much else, conservatives/nationalists/patriots need the ability to separate from them to survive.

    Replies: @Desiderius, @3g4me, @Abolish_public_education, @JMcG

    If the government would just get out of the babysitting business, we’d have school choice. Oh, and abolish compulsory attendance.

    When the schools fail miserably year after year, at higher and higher tax cost, everyone just shrugs their shoulders. But when a school renames a holiday, folks sure do get upset.

    [MORE]

    Typically, at a school board meeting where a contentious issue is expected to bring out irate parents, the board will schedule the meeting to occur at a time most inconvenient to parents.

    The board will fill up the early part of the meeting with ceremonies, e.g. honoring some district kid who achieved outstanding merit in something unimportant. Then it’s on to ridiculous debates over political resolutions. Finally, at around 11 PM and after half the parents have left the meeting tired and frustrated, the board will take up the controversial issue.

    The 50 or so angry parents who wish to speak (always about how the district should spend other people’s money) are each given 60 seconds to do so.

    There’s always a local cop (not “security”), on-duty working OT, standing near the mic.

    • Agree: Achmed E. Newman
  50. @Jenner Ickham Errican

    the board suddenly decided to vote on removing all holiday names
     
    E pluribus nullus

    Replies: @The Alarmist, @Papinian, @Paul Jolliffe, @AnotherDad, @Citizen of a Silly Country

    The simple fact is that colorblind civic has failed for the past 50 years. It hasn’t worked in the past, it doesn’t work now and it won’t work in the future.

    Whether you like it as idea is irrelevant. Debating the merits of colorblind civic nationalism is like debating the merits of a drug that made the patients who took it sicker.

    That anyone on this board continues to advocate for it is stunning and shows a willful ignorance of reality.

  51. @anon
    Italian-Americans have managed...

    can you imagine why that is steve?

    no hints. this is a test of autism.

    Replies: @njguy73

    OK, I’m not Sailer, but I’ll bite.

    They managed because they have group solidarity.

    Did I pass?

  52. “Day Off.”

    Reminds me of the brief and stupid “generic” product fad of the 1970s. Black and white label, no brand name, literal description of contents.

    “Hey, friends, come on over on Day Off, we’ll have some Beers.”

    • Replies: @Dmon
    @Achilleus

    I think "Repo Man" took that as far is it could go.
    https://youtu.be/JoRqyWkBxos?t=50

    , @TomSchmidt
    @Achilleus

    Great scenes of generic food in the 80s movie Repo Man. Thanks for bringing back memories.

    Replies: @Lurker

  53. @Rob
    Randolph school district should rename all the schools to names like one, 2, III... so as to honor the many numerical systems people of no particular ethnicity have created. Naming schools after people implies that some people deserve to have things named after them. That implies that others do not, some of those Others are blacks. That’s hella racisty.

    Do the teachers at those schools have names? Do these names correspond to ethnicities of the teachers or their spouses? Some races and ethnicities are likely under-represented. That’s racisting in the third degree. The teachers need alphanumeric designations. Not like 1,2,3. Numbers like that would imply a rank ordering. Not all ethnicities would be the top teacher. Plus, they probably call the teachers things like ‘ Mrs LastName’. Using Mrs impoies that women should be referred to by their marriage condition, which is sexist. Furthermore, with all these Mrs and Mr teachers, the non-binary students likely feel unincluded. Calling the teachers things like ‘Mx 8u7krp, pronounced ‘ Mix...’ would even imply the value of race-mixing, which every healthy American supports, right?

    ‘Randolph’ has a long way to go on the road to equity. I bid them a happy journey to re-education camps that await them.

    Replies: @njguy73

    This reminds me of Anthem by Ayn Rand, which takes place in a dystopian future where people have names like Equality 7-2521 and Union 5-3992.

  54. @JohnnyWalker123
    Mayor Rizzo

    https://twitter.com/AbbyMartin/status/707656984003289088

    https://twitter.com/thephillyvoice/status/763474285381976064

    https://twitter.com/LeftSentThis/status/1330263684338380800

    The Italians will save us all.

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

    Replies: @CCZ, @Paul Jolliffe, @Reg Cæsar

    Off topic, but your kind of story:

    The 45 year old reporter who broke the 2016 story of Bill Clinton’s bizarre secret meeting on the airport tarmac with Attorney General Loretta Lynchwas found dead in his home yesterday off an “apparent suicide.”

    Right.

    Former Bama footballers, married to pretty volleyball players with whom they three kids, just off themselves out of the blue. Happens all the time . . ( especially when exposing the deeply suspicious activities of Bill and Hillary Clinton.)

    Christopher Sign was a successful ABC reporter who was his usual lively self on Friday night with colleagues “cutting up like we always do”, who showed no hint of any issues to anyone.

    The only issues we know of were of a different kind:

    He had received so many “credible death threats” that he and his wife had worked out secret code words with his kids . . .

    Yet before any investigation could possibly have completed ( the police are not sure what happened), even before an autopsy could be performed, the main stream media is determined to press the “apparent suicide” angle.

    Nope, nothing to see here.

    RIP, Christopher Sign.

    https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-9681551/amp/Journalist-broke-Bill-Clinton-Loretta-Lynch-tarmac-story-dies-suicide.html

    • Agree: Desiderius
    • Thanks: JohnnyWalker123
    • Replies: @Mr. Anon
    @Paul Jolliffe

    C'mon, Clinton and Lynch were just talking about grandkids...........you know - like how it would be a shame if anything were to happen to anybody's grandkids.

    That's a real shame about Christopher Sign - that somebody committed his suicide for him he committed suicide.

    , @Desiderius
    @Paul Jolliffe

    Gotta think there’s a Thomas à Becket angle to these things where they leverage the ambition of the thugs to create plausible deniability where a chain of command would otherwise be. These recent death threats are the new feature here so when the worm turns should be easier than ever to piece together the necessary evidence.

    All that remains lacking is the will.

    , @tyrone
    @Paul Jolliffe

    The Clintons have long memories.....and top notch killers.

    , @JohnnyWalker123
    @Paul Jolliffe

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0-RP5mxar6E

    Back in the 80s, the Clintons were involved in a series of assassinations around Mena, Arkansas. See above.

    , @JohnnyWalker123
    @Paul Jolliffe

    I wholeheartedly agree. The story makes no sense.

    Obviously, the man was killed. Not necessarily to silence him, but to send a signal to others. This is what happens when you upset powerful people.

  55. Indigenous Peoples Day is the perfect way to honor the slavery, human sacrifice, and cannibalism practiced by the Indigenous American Indians of America.

    • Replies: @Achmed E. Newman
    @Hi There

    Excellent! This IPD, you bring a case of IPA, and we'll cook up some gallbladders and hearts on the barbie and watch Apocalypto Now! and The Green Inferno on the big screen in the den.* Be there or be square intact(?)

    .

    * Part 2 of the review.

    , @Dissident
    @Hi There


    Indigenous Peoples Day is the perfect way to honor the slavery, human sacrifice, and cannibalism practiced by the Indigenous American Indians of America.
     
    How different is such a sentiment from that which justifies intervention into foreign lands with the rationale of civilizing, enlightening or liberating them? As savage as many of the American Indians may have been, were they any less justified in resisting and fighting off foreign invaders than US citizens are today in doing so?

    Replies: @Hi There

  56. Also, they voted to rename Randolph as Airstrip One.

    I don’t get this comment. Can someone explain the joke?

    • Replies: @bomag
    @anon

    Google is your friend.

    Not really, but it's good for stuff like this.

    (Hint: what England was renamed in the book 1984).

    , @HorriblyDepressed
    @anon



    Also, they voted to rename Randolph as Airstrip One.
     
    I don’t get this comment. Can someone explain the joke?
     
    It is a reference to the book "1984", by George Orwell. If you haven't read it, then do yourself a favor and read it. All will become clear.

    It is a short book, but if you aren't the book reading type, an excellent movie adaptation was done back in 1984. It starred John Hurt and Richard Burton. Absolutely outstanding.
    , @additionalMike
    @anon

    Reference to the new name for the British Isles in the book "1984." Deleting traditional names and replacing them with new ones.

    , @Lurker
    @anon

    Airstrip One was the grim, meaningless (woke) name of Britain in 1984.

  57. @Altai

    Members of various Italian American organizations, including UNICO and the Knights of Columbus, came out to speak against the decision.
     
    This is what I find so funny. There is a weird focus on Columbus day whenever Juneteenth is brought up. This is despite the fact that non-Italians in American (And even most Italians) don't care about Columbus day and the holiday is just an extension of the statues which were ethnic totems and territory marking, akin to St. Patrick's Day parades. One of the statues toppled was initially opposed by the KKK and the national media in the US took the case up as a cause celeb.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Statue_of_Christopher_Columbus_(Richmond,_Virginia)


    In May 1925, the Richmond City Council rejected a proposal to donate land for the statue alongside Monument Avenue on the basis that Columbus was both a foreigner and a Catholic; most of the council members believed that putting Columbus near monuments to revered Confederate figures would be inappropriate. This decision was widely criticized in newspaper editorials published across the United States, especially when it came to light that an opponent of the statue who spoke at the meeting was a member of a coalition that included the Ku Klux Klan. In June 1925, a committee of the Richmond city council decided to allocate land near Byrd Park for the statue. Fundraising began in February 1926 while Ferruccio Legnaioli, an Italian immigrant to Richmond, was selected to design the statue. Ground was broken in June 1926.

    95 years later…

    On June 9, 2020, the statue was torn down, spray-painted, set on fire, and thrown into a nearby lake by individuals protesting the May 2020 killing of George Floyd. The protestors stated they were acting in solidarity with Native Americans; vandalism to the statue’s base noted it was built on land belonging to the Powhatan. The statue was recovered from the lake on June 10 and taken away to be stored in a secure place.
     
    But you can't bring this up because the motivation and intent behind studding America with Columbus statues is the same as that of the people who want to tear them down. The only difference is that when they were put up, Italians were a non-core group. But it's portrayed as if nice WASPs really really love Columbus day. As if it was the first thing they did when they arrived. Like this 'Black-ish' episode which jumpstarted renewed interest in Juneteenth. It portrays Columbus day as something the nice white teacher just loves and is shocked to hear Columbus went all Colonel Kurtz on the natives despite this having been taught to all children for at least 35 years.

    https://www.dailymotion.com/video/x7t3j99

    The scene with the school is the opening scene.

    So you have a weird situation where the holiday and statues that were designed to break up the national identity of America and muddy it's ethnic justification to reform it for immigrants are now seen as symbols of white people's presence in the Americas and totems of what's left of America's (Now just implicit) ethnic justification and core.

    Replies: @Desiderius, @AndrewR, @Gamecock, @S. Anonyia, @HbutnotG

    what’s left of America

    The objective is to have none left.

    The Board of Education is decadent. They are comfortable with destroying the culture that supports them. Randolph is in a real county, in a real state, in a real country, none of which HAVE to support them. They choose to. Acting like you are on Planet X and can do whatever you want is not sustainable.

  58. it just goes to show how deracinated Italian-Americans have become that they prefer “Columbus” day celebrating a Genoese in service of Spain discovering ZOG, as opposed to either St. Catherine or St. Joesph’s day.

    Evola was right about America “negrofying” everyone there. He should’ve also added “secularizing”. Do you think Italians in Italy give a shit about Columbus?

    • Replies: @Achmed E. Newman
    @Supply and Demand


    Do you think Italians in Italy give a shit about Columbus?
     
    Probably not. Columbus didn't discover Italy.

    Replies: @J1234, @Reg Cæsar

    , @J.Ross
    @Supply and Demand

    Where freedom expires
    under softness and sighs

    , @Buffalo Joe
    @Supply and Demand

    S and D, St. Joseph's Day is a Sicilian feast day, as St. Joseph is the Patron saint of Sicily.

    Replies: @Supply and Demand

    , @Anonymous
    @Supply and Demand


    Do you think Italians in Italy give a shit about Columbus?
     
    Genoese adore him. Venetians hate him.

    It's complicated.

    Replies: @Mario Partisan

    , @GeneralRipper
    @Supply and Demand

    You're such a phony little dumb bitch, trying to act like you're an American.

    Every American who has lived here and actually interacted with others, understands that Italian Americans celebrate and party on the Feast of St Joseph pretty much like the Irish do on the Feast of St Patrick.

    You really are one of the shittiest "expat" trolls in this place...lol

  59. @Altai

    Members of various Italian American organizations, including UNICO and the Knights of Columbus, came out to speak against the decision.
     
    This is what I find so funny. There is a weird focus on Columbus day whenever Juneteenth is brought up. This is despite the fact that non-Italians in American (And even most Italians) don't care about Columbus day and the holiday is just an extension of the statues which were ethnic totems and territory marking, akin to St. Patrick's Day parades. One of the statues toppled was initially opposed by the KKK and the national media in the US took the case up as a cause celeb.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Statue_of_Christopher_Columbus_(Richmond,_Virginia)


    In May 1925, the Richmond City Council rejected a proposal to donate land for the statue alongside Monument Avenue on the basis that Columbus was both a foreigner and a Catholic; most of the council members believed that putting Columbus near monuments to revered Confederate figures would be inappropriate. This decision was widely criticized in newspaper editorials published across the United States, especially when it came to light that an opponent of the statue who spoke at the meeting was a member of a coalition that included the Ku Klux Klan. In June 1925, a committee of the Richmond city council decided to allocate land near Byrd Park for the statue. Fundraising began in February 1926 while Ferruccio Legnaioli, an Italian immigrant to Richmond, was selected to design the statue. Ground was broken in June 1926.

    95 years later…

    On June 9, 2020, the statue was torn down, spray-painted, set on fire, and thrown into a nearby lake by individuals protesting the May 2020 killing of George Floyd. The protestors stated they were acting in solidarity with Native Americans; vandalism to the statue’s base noted it was built on land belonging to the Powhatan. The statue was recovered from the lake on June 10 and taken away to be stored in a secure place.
     
    But you can't bring this up because the motivation and intent behind studding America with Columbus statues is the same as that of the people who want to tear them down. The only difference is that when they were put up, Italians were a non-core group. But it's portrayed as if nice WASPs really really love Columbus day. As if it was the first thing they did when they arrived. Like this 'Black-ish' episode which jumpstarted renewed interest in Juneteenth. It portrays Columbus day as something the nice white teacher just loves and is shocked to hear Columbus went all Colonel Kurtz on the natives despite this having been taught to all children for at least 35 years.

    https://www.dailymotion.com/video/x7t3j99

    The scene with the school is the opening scene.

    So you have a weird situation where the holiday and statues that were designed to break up the national identity of America and muddy it's ethnic justification to reform it for immigrants are now seen as symbols of white people's presence in the Americas and totems of what's left of America's (Now just implicit) ethnic justification and core.

    Replies: @Desiderius, @AndrewR, @Gamecock, @S. Anonyia, @HbutnotG

    I don’t know about really loving Columbus Day but we aren’t Italians and we have positive perceptions of Columbus as an adventurer. I think Americans in general did for centuries, look at how many cities are named Columbus. First of all, it’s a day off work, which is nice. Also, my grandfather was a member of the Knights of Columbus (I don’t know why the NYT article references it as an Italian organization, it’s just a Catholic fraternal organization), and Columbus was even a family name in the late 1800s/early 1900s.

    Related, the Ridley Scott movie about Columbus is underrated.

    • Replies: @Not Raul
    @S. Anonyia


    I don’t know about really loving Columbus Day but we aren’t Italians and we have positive perceptions of Columbus as an adventurer.
     
    Columbus wasn’t necessarily Italian. He might have been Catalan, and named Colom.

    Also, my grandfather was a member of the Knights of Columbus (I don’t know why the NYT article references it as an Italian organization, it’s just a Catholic fraternal organization)
     
    When I was young, I knew that it was a Catholic organization; but I was under the impression that a majority of the members were Italian American. Then, as an adult, someone who I worked with who was from Ohio told me that, over there, lots of German Americans were in the organization. I believe that there are parts of Ohio with a large German American Catholic population.

    Replies: @Desiderius, @HbutnotG

    , @Hibernian
    @S. Anonyia


    (I don’t know why the NYT article references it as an Italian organization, it’s just a Catholic fraternal organization)
     
    The answer is that the NYT is ignorant. K of C in Chicago does tend to be an Irish and Italian organization, with a few others.
    , @Buffalo Joe
    @S. Anonyia

    S.Anony, Scott's movie, "1492, Conquest of Paradise' is in my opinion excellent. Theme music by Vangelis is haunting. Listen once and it stays in your head for days.

    , @Jonathan Mason
    @S. Anonyia


    I don’t know about really loving Columbus Day but we aren’t Italians and we have positive perceptions of Columbus as an adventurer. I think Americans in general did for centuries, look at how many cities are named Columbus. First of all, it’s a day off work, which is nice.
     
    Nicely put.

    Columbus is being made to stand on the naughty step, because he was mean to the Taino Indians in Hispaniola, and cut off their hands if they refused to pan for gold that needed to be delivered to the King of Spain so that Columbus could show that the voyages were not a complete waste of time and money.

    Columbus's achievements were tremendous for their time and included considerable feats of navigation considering that he had no way to measure longitude.

    The man himself was admittedly not a bundle of fun, but then seafaring management and executive positions often attract the serious kind.

    He is still admired in the Dominican Republic, where he is buried and in Spain, where he is also buried.

    There has been a lot of confusion as his bones were in Spain where he died, and then shipped to Santo Domingo, and then to Cuba, and then back to Spain, and hey, one bone looks a lot like another.

    DNA testing has suggested that Sevile in Spain has the real bones and those found in a coffin in Santo Domingo in 1879 with an inscription bearing the name of Cristoforo Colon may not be his, or may belong to another member of his family. Anyway the DR is not having any of it, having invested millions in a massive lighthouse museum/mausoleum that contains his bones--or at least some bones that were in a coffin with his name on it.

    Of more interest are DNA studies now going on to prove where Columbus really came from. Was he from Genoa, or was he a Portuguese who had changed his name and pretended to be Italian? The world is waiting. Will the Portuguese community in the US take over his image rights from the Italians if he is found to be one of their number?

    https://www.voanews.com/europe/international-team-study-columbus-dna-determine-his-origin?amp

    See also:

    https://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-9595721/Countdown-begins-discover-explorer-Christopher-Columbus-came-from.html

    , @James Forrestal
    @S. Anonyia


    Also, my grandfather was a member of the Knights of Columbus (I don’t know why the NYT article references it as an Italian organization, it’s just a Catholic fraternal organization)
     
    Ignorance, laziness/ lack of intellectual curiosity, sheer mendacity -- or some combination of all of these. I suspect that Father McGivney would have been surprised to hear that he founded an "Italian" organization. And of course, the current K of C Supreme Knight, a man named Patrick Kelly, is well-known for his, uh, Sicilian heritage...

    Most likely the author is vaguely aware of the current association of Columbus with ethnic Italian activism, and is reflexively applying that connection to an entirely different context. Since this article was written by "journalist" named Manderioli, he should know better.

    Presumably McGivney chose the name as a way to implicitly assert the "Americanness" of immigrant Catholics, despite the largely Protestant heritage of the historic American nation at the time: "Hey, the guy who discovered this place was Catholic!"

    Replies: @Desiderius

  60. “Days Off” is more progressive than the currently named holidays, but it won’t stand for long. Progressive Leftists want validation for their tiny minority groups, and a sharp stick in the eye for the majority, to keep them in their place. Hence the renaming of “Columbus Day” as “Indigenous Peoples’ Day”.

    There is also some wiggle room on altering the meaning of current holidays. For example, the solemn and respectful tone of “Memorial Day” could be repurposed if the only historical event mentioned was the Tulsa Massacre.

  61. Here in The OC, July 4th fireworks have already begun (1 a.m., and loud; boom). Thus, it is not logical to name that holiday using a specific date. An alternative name might be “Ka-boom Month” or “Wake-em-up Month.”

  62. @Wilkey

    The Randolph Board of Education voted unanimously to remove the names of all holidays from the school calendar, and plans to simply call everything “Day Off.”
     
    Thank God for diversity and multiculturalism. They make us stronger.

    I hear Hallmark is going to have a whole slew of movies this December celebrating the Day Off season, so that everyone can get into the Day Off spirit.

    Replies: @Known Fact, @PSR

    I’mmmmm …. dreaming of a White …. Dayoff …

    • LOL: Wilkey
    • Replies: @Lurker
    @Known Fact

    There is also that Madonna classic from the 1980s - Day Off.

    And for fans of Dead Kennedys; the seminal Day Off in Cambodia. Not to mention the Sex Pistols' Days Off in the Sun.

  63. Rename it Balboa drive and name another street Creed drive.

    • LOL: Hibernian
  64. Anon[280] • Disclaimer says:

    I think Juneteenth should be officially designated The National Day of Black Thanksgiving to afford African Americans the opportunity to recognize and celebrate the positive side of their struggle- the life and martyrdom of Abraham Lincoln, the hundreds of thousands of White union soldiers who died for their emancipation, the trillions of dollars in reparations bequeathed to them via Johnson’s Great Society program, EBT etc.

    Who could possibly say no to that?

  65. “I predict that in the future there will be only one holiday, a combination of all existing and all possible holidays. This day will be called “Holiday”, and on this day everyone will stay home from work and watch television.”

    http://acrossdifficultcountry.blogspot.com/2005/09/holiday.html

  66. @Colin Wright
    'School Board Decides to Rename All Holidays as "Days Off"'M/i>

    Doesn't that read exactly as as if it were a mediocre Babylon Bee headline?

    Replies: @Achmed E. Newman, @res

    The Onion Singularity was reached a while ago.

  67. @Achmed E. Newman
    @Jonathan Mason


    Is this a sign of the superiority of American democracy in giving ordinary people a say in how the country is run, or is it a sign of creeping anarchy that will eventually lead to the breakdown of all institutions?
     
    It is a sign that our Cultural Revolution is in full swing with the intention of tearing down all traditional American society. That's pretty obvious to most of us. What most of us won't do is do a damn thing about it! Americans are soft and cowardly. I just read Mr. Derbyshire's VDare post (taken from part of his "Radio Derb" podcast) in which it took a face-diapered, accented old Chinese lady to have the guts to speak out about this Critical Race Theory stuff.

    Foreigners, not only doing the work Americans Just Won't Do™, but also fighting the cultural revolution that American just won't fight! How about you, Mr. Mason? You're a foreigner. Are you going to fight for anything, or just bug out to Ecuador?

    Replies: @JMcG, @Muggles, @Jonathan Mason

    He seems perfectly willing to fight to destroy the Second Amendment.

    • Replies: @Achmed E. Newman
    @JMcG

    Indeed.

    , @Reg Cæsar
    @JMcG



    How about you, Mr. Mason? You’re a foreigner. Are you going to fight for anything, or just bug out to Ecuador?
     
    He seems perfectly willing to fight to destroy the Second Amendment.


     

    Ecuador won at least one war. The Caprine War. They used guns-- and helicopters. But it wouldn't have succeeded without the Judas nannies.


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vVWMIsHMQPs&t=0m10s
  68. @AnotherDad
    Again, Republicans have been absolute cowards on "school choice"--i.e. vouchers--because a bunch of their voters are community oriented rah-rah "our schools" types who've already bought houses in neighborhoods with "good schools".

    But this past year has absolutely hammered home the truth that the public schools--the administrators, the bureaucrats, the teachers ... the whole system--is an absolute enemy of conservatives, of the nation--once minoritarianism ideologically triumphed.

    Public schools are sword stabbing us--or maybe more aptly--something like nerve gas being sprayed on us--our kids.

    As with much else, conservatives/nationalists/patriots need the ability to separate from them to survive.

    Replies: @Desiderius, @3g4me, @Abolish_public_education, @JMcG

    I disagree on vouchers. If private schools are made more affordable to blacks, they’ll be destroyed. No body is going to pay thousands for their kids to sit next to the same black kids they could sit next to for free. Also, along with the king’s shilling come the king’s rules. No more expelling the unruly if it results in disparate impact.
    Unfortunately, it seems like a lot of private schools are embracing the woke. The Catholic schools are quickly pricing themselves out of business.

    • Replies: @Abolish_public_education
    @JMcG

    Elite private schools will respond to vouchers by either raising prices or declining to accept them.

    Non-elites would by-&-large eagerly accept the welfare. All the strings will drive them to retain lawyers and consultants, in order to not run afoul of the regulations. Higher administrative costs put upward pressure on tuition rates.

    Vouchers will make private schools even less affordable.

    Public education began, in many states, as a “matching funds” program. Parents who committed to pay, out of their own pockets, to send their kids to the little red schoolhouse for 3 months per year (that had been the cultural norm, anyhow) would qualify for tax dollars to pay for another 90 days.

    Thus, the 180 d school “year”. And here we are.

    Look for the government to try to destroy home schools by offering them “free” money.

    Replies: @Buffalo Joe

    , @AnotherDad
    @JMcG


    I disagree on vouchers. If private schools are made more affordable to blacks, they’ll be destroyed
     
    You don't have to send your kids to that school--that's the whole point.

    Public education--a huge tax bite, and no choice; one size fits all.

    Vouchers--a huge tax bite, but parents get even more back and are in the position of a buyer choosing the education for their kid.

    Replies: @Reg Cæsar

  69. @TruthRevolution.net
    @International Jew

    MLK day might offend some violent Black separatist extremists, who think of MLK as an uncle Tom.. To be on the safe side, it is better to call it "day off".

    If MLK day offends some whites (lowercase!), that would be of no concern. Only "minorities" are protected.

    "Dispossess whitie day" might be a name everyone (of importance) can agree to!

    Replies: @Hangnail Hans

    Now now. When you’re a ADOS negro, every day is a day off!

  70. @Desiderius
    @Altai

    I love Columbus Day. We named the capital of our state after him. Italians promoted Columbus Day to ingratiate themselves with the natives. District of Columbia, Columbia University, etc...

    Replies: @Hangnail Hans

    But what did those Italians in New Orleans do to get lynched? I used to live in New Orleans, and never heard of it.

    The whole metro was a true polyglot society. Irish, Creole, Italian, French, WASPs, Slavs what have you. Everyone got along fine, except for the negroes who made themselves a complete nuisance wherever they were found.

    • Replies: @S. Anonyia
    @Hangnail Hans

    The incident was partially the result of tensions between Irish Catholics and Italians (almost exclusively Sicilians). Mob-related on both sides. The Irish wanted revenge for the murder of an Irish policeman and blamed the Italians, and got other locals involved.

    , @Dmon
    @Hangnail Hans

    According to Jay Robert Nash's "Bloodletters and Badmen", a 3 volume popular encyclopedia of American crime, they were an early manifestation of the Mafia in America. Nash generally made a reasonable effort to be accurate, though he was not a fanatic about it. The volumes were written well before the onset of PC, so he didn't have to delete, obfuscate and mutilate unpleasantries which may have offended one privileged group or another.
    Hard to track down unbiased details online, but here's an unsecured site:
    http://moblawyer.us/
    "New Orleans was also the site of the first possible Mafia incident in the United States that received both national and international attention.[8] On October 15, 1890, New Orleans Police Superintendent David Hennessy was murdered execution-style. It is still unclear whether Italian immigrants actually killed him, or whether it was a frame-up by nativists against the reviled underclass immigrants.[8] Hundreds of Sicilians were arrested on mostly baseless charges, and nineteen were eventually indicted for the murder. An acquittal followed, with rumors of bribed and intimidated witnesses.[8] On March 14, 1891, the outraged citizens of New Orleans organized a lynch mob after the acquittal, and proceeded to kill eleven of the nineteen defendants. Two were hanged, nine were shot, and the remaining eight escaped.[13][14][15]"

    Replies: @additionalMike

    , @Alden
    @Hangnail Hans

    The Italian mafia murderer the chief of police one evening outside his home. The 11 who did it were arrested and tried. As soon as the first arrests happened, the mafia began threatening the detectives prosecutors and witnesses.

    When the trial began, judge jury court personnel prosecutors were again threatened with death for themselves and their families by the mafia.

    The jury submitted and found the murderers not guilty to save their and their families lives. But even during the trial the jurors talked among themselves and with others about how to achieve justice for the murder of the police chief. Murder of a police chief isn’t just murder of one man. It’s a blatant show of force that we, the mafia rule this town and are exempt from the law.

    Very similar to today’s blacks rioting when black surf addict career criminals die of drug overdoses while resisting arrest.

    So the murders were acquitted. Shortly after, a group of vigilantes, including jury members hung the mafia members.

    The first Italians, or Sicilian Calabrese Napoli mafia infested crew arrived in Louisiana around 1840. They were farmers. They brought their equipment seeds, plants and money to buy or rent small truck or market farms near New Orleans. They thrived. Often by intimidating other farmers who brought food supplies to the New Orleans food markets.

    Soon the mafia controlled the farmers and the city markets. They set up a toll system on the roads to the city. Pay us or first we’ll dump your load into the dirt and drive the horses or mules over it so you can’t salvage it. Don’t pay? Then we’ll take your horses and wagons. Then burn down your barns and houses. Soon every farmer and business owner was paying extortion fees to the mafia. Even Italians whose sole income was wages paid a weekly extortion fee to the mafia. The usual kidnapping threats arson threats the Italian community was controlled by the mafia.

    Decades later, some victims of mafia extortion were ready to testify against the mafia. The police chief and prosecutors began an investigation not into individual crimes but into the organized crime aspect.

    Mafia murders shot down the police chief in the street. Both to stop the investigation and as a show of force and power. There were witnesses. The murderers were arrested and found not guilty thought jury tampering and intimidation.

    It was the jurors who organized the death penalty for the murderers of the chief who threatened the jurors and their families all during the trial.

    I’m sure Wikipedia has some nonsensical c**p about evil Anglo Saxon anti catholic nativists types lynching the murderers of the police chief.

    But in reality, the men lynched were mafia hit men who had a long history of ruling NOLA metro area Italians through threats, kidnapping and murder.

    Italy was not sending its best in the 19th century.

    Replies: @Mario Partisan

  71. The writing of this article accomplishes something interesting because it’s abundantly clear (despite the best efforts of the writer) that all of these top-down impositions are violently unpopular, but to the sleepy mind there is only a characterless controversy, like the people are evenly divided about no longer remembering the Holocaust or the Presidents. I would bet that there was nobody off the board excited about the ejection of Columbus.

  72. @Gary in Gramercy
    @JohnnyWalker123

    Don Zaluchi, in The Godfather (1972), on why the drug trade should be restricted to black customers:

    "They're animals anyway, let them lose their souls."

    Replies: @3g4me, @JohnnyWalker123

    • Replies: @Hangnail Hans
    @JohnnyWalker123

    Are you the guy who keeps track of this stuff?

    https://i.ibb.co/8bYjxp4/Capture-2021-06-13-14-31-39-2.png

  73. Ferris Bueller was unavailable for comment.

    • LOL: Daniel H
  74. @International Jew
    Surely this doesn't apply to MLK Day?

    Replies: @TruthRevolution.net, @Mr. Anon, @Possumman, @Buffalo Joe

    Surely this doesn’t apply to MLK Day?

    This will probably be replaced by George Floyd Day, long about the time that GOP politicians and pundits are admonishing us to honor George Floyd by remembering the real lessons he taught us – that the capital gains rate should be lower.

  75. @S. Anonyia
    @Altai

    I don’t know about really loving Columbus Day but we aren’t Italians and we have positive perceptions of Columbus as an adventurer. I think Americans in general did for centuries, look at how many cities are named Columbus. First of all, it’s a day off work, which is nice. Also, my grandfather was a member of the Knights of Columbus (I don’t know why the NYT article references it as an Italian organization, it’s just a Catholic fraternal organization), and Columbus was even a family name in the late 1800s/early 1900s.

    Related, the Ridley Scott movie about Columbus is underrated.

    Replies: @Not Raul, @Hibernian, @Buffalo Joe, @Jonathan Mason, @James Forrestal

    I don’t know about really loving Columbus Day but we aren’t Italians and we have positive perceptions of Columbus as an adventurer.

    Columbus wasn’t necessarily Italian. He might have been Catalan, and named Colom.

    Also, my grandfather was a member of the Knights of Columbus (I don’t know why the NYT article references it as an Italian organization, it’s just a Catholic fraternal organization)

    When I was young, I knew that it was a Catholic organization; but I was under the impression that a majority of the members were Italian American. Then, as an adult, someone who I worked with who was from Ohio told me that, over there, lots of German Americans were in the organization. I believe that there are parts of Ohio with a large German American Catholic population.

    • Agree: Desiderius
    • Replies: @Desiderius
    @Not Raul

    I live in one now. Thriving. Blacks like living here and mow their lawns.

    WASPs could learn a thing or two.

    , @HbutnotG
    @Not Raul

    Despite numerous dagos in the entire quadrant of the large city I grew up in, the K of C halls were overwhelmingly Poles with some Slovaks and Czechs and a few Germans mixed in. Dagos apparently had other organizations. Northern Ohio is almost solid German Catholic, mixed with a few hillbillies.

  76. @Achmed E. Newman
    @Jonathan Mason


    Is this a sign of the superiority of American democracy in giving ordinary people a say in how the country is run, or is it a sign of creeping anarchy that will eventually lead to the breakdown of all institutions?
     
    It is a sign that our Cultural Revolution is in full swing with the intention of tearing down all traditional American society. That's pretty obvious to most of us. What most of us won't do is do a damn thing about it! Americans are soft and cowardly. I just read Mr. Derbyshire's VDare post (taken from part of his "Radio Derb" podcast) in which it took a face-diapered, accented old Chinese lady to have the guts to speak out about this Critical Race Theory stuff.

    Foreigners, not only doing the work Americans Just Won't Do™, but also fighting the cultural revolution that American just won't fight! How about you, Mr. Mason? You're a foreigner. Are you going to fight for anything, or just bug out to Ecuador?

    Replies: @JMcG, @Muggles, @Jonathan Mason

    It is a sign that our Cultural Revolution is in full swing with the intention of tearing down all traditional American society. That’s pretty obvious to most of us.

    Excellent point.

    Tucker Carlson made a similar point in a recent segment. He noted (in an interview with former neocon now cultural warrior Victor David Hansen) that in collectivist revolutions the first thing that happens is renaming things and demanding that new and bizarre language, symbols become the norm.

    The French Revolution renamed the months and tried to “reform” the Western calendar. Didn’t work of course. The Soviets did this too, first in Russia, later elsewhere. It mostly didn’t work there either once the CCP was gone. China struggles with this. N. Korea now very harsh again.

    So our New Racist Woke Marxist Wokesters are doing the same too. “The Great Reset” etc. Now this idiotic NJ holiday disappearance.

    Of course local public school boards attract moronic female (mainly) virtue signalers like bees to honey. The old commie tactic of “iron bottoms”, meaning that your fellow comrades come early and stay late in endless meeting and boring procedural matters that ordinary people shun. So you are left with rooms full of Woke Karens and teacher union goons. Usually, testosterone is in short supply. School board elections are usually off timed to guarantee perpetual re-election.

    Children, especially teens, are infantalized in such circumstances. Other than for abortions, sex changes and sending off the wilder males to foreign wars to die. The rest are now protected from “microaggressions” except at very diverse schools, where non white thugs terrorize their classmates and teachers. School board Karens of course never deal with the 200 lb. “kids” learning the gang trades. They live in a fantasy world where they end up smarter than everyone else. Tests don’t matter then.

    I think Mark Twain had a good quip about school boards, but am too lazy to look that up.

    • Replies: @3g4me
    @Muggles

    @75 Muggles: Some 'renaming' worked beyond the progenitors' wildest dreams. Jevvs pushed hard in the mid '60s onward to get rid of BC and AD (before Christ and Anno Domini/Year of Our Lord) - i.e. any acknowledgement, even by mere date, that Christianity had any impact on or was in any way inherent to Western Civilization. They utterly succeeded, to the point that one cannot find a history book published in the last 25 years at least that does not use the Jevvs preferred substitutions of Before Common Era and After Common Era - utterly nonsensical, ethnically constructed and meaningless terms that were intended as part of a great push to remove Christianity from all White nations. They've won in the short term, but please God if there is any justice in store it will all turn to ashes for them in the end.

    Replies: @adreadline

    , @Adam Smith
    @Muggles

    “In the first place God made idiots. This was for practice. Then he made school boards.”

    ― Mark Twain, Following the Equator: A Journey Around the World

    , @Reg Cæsar
    @Muggles


    Tucker Carlson made a similar point in a recent segment. He noted (in an interview with former neocon now cultural warrior Victor David Hansen) that in collectivist revolutions the first thing that happens is renaming things and demanding that new and bizarre language, symbols become the norm.

     

    Instead of resisting this, we should push it to extremes they themselves couldn't tolerate. E.G., removing the names Columbia and Washington from our now-alien federal capital. If they weren't racists and white supremacists, who the hell is?

    As Mencken suggested, give them what they want-- good and hard.

    The French Revolution renamed the months and tried to “reform” the Western calendar. Didn’t work of course. The Soviets did this too...

     

    For anyone curious about these efforts, I highly recommend Eviatar Zerubavel's The Seven Day Circle. Whatever one thinks of immigration from Israel, it isn't all Gene Simmons and Natalie Portman. We've gotten some good writing out of it by Zerubavel, Daniel Kahneman, Sol Stone, Amir Aczel, and the brothers Brafman. And we gave them Daniel Elazar and Ze'ev Chafetz. Not a bad trade on either side.

    former neocon now cultural warrior

     

    That could also describe Dinesh D'Souza. I attended Mike Lindell's MAGA Frank rally where he was a speaker, and expected him to be the low point. On the contrary, he blew everyone else out of the tubing water. Including Donald Trump, who appeared on-screen to brag about the vaccines much of the crowd was spurning.

    This is not your father's Dinesh. Having been targeted by Obama's legal thugs, he was all fire-and-brimstone. He started off with personal-- and unlike many others', accurate-- attacks on #44, and finished with how his readers almost took down Costco's online business. They not only restored his book, but, according to D'Souza, gave him a "standee" in some of their stores.
  77. School Board Decides to Rename All Holidays as “Days Off”

    By now I welcome any such attempts to strip our culture of any references to its underpinnings. Perhaps it will help Whites to realize that these institutions are not theirs, do not serve them, and are in fact openly hostile to them. Whites need to be made aware of the fact that they have less and less stake in this society every day – that all that is intended for them is that they should have obligations, but no privileges.

  78. @JohnnyWalker123
    @Gary in Gramercy

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

    Replies: @Hangnail Hans

    Are you the guy who keeps track of this stuff?

    • Thanks: JohnnyWalker123
  79. @Paul Jolliffe
    @JohnnyWalker123

    Off topic, but your kind of story:

    The 45 year old reporter who broke the 2016 story of Bill Clinton’s bizarre secret meeting on the airport tarmac with Attorney General Loretta Lynchwas found dead in his home yesterday off an “apparent suicide.”

    Right.

    Former Bama footballers, married to pretty volleyball players with whom they three kids, just off themselves out of the blue. Happens all the time . . ( especially when exposing the deeply suspicious activities of Bill and Hillary Clinton.)

    Christopher Sign was a successful ABC reporter who was his usual lively self on Friday night with colleagues “cutting up like we always do”, who showed no hint of any issues to anyone.

    The only issues we know of were of a different kind:

    He had received so many “credible death threats” that he and his wife had worked out secret code words with his kids . . .

    Yet before any investigation could possibly have completed ( the police are not sure what happened), even before an autopsy could be performed, the main stream media is determined to press the “apparent suicide” angle.

    Nope, nothing to see here.

    RIP, Christopher Sign.

    https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-9681551/amp/Journalist-broke-Bill-Clinton-Loretta-Lynch-tarmac-story-dies-suicide.html

    Replies: @Mr. Anon, @Desiderius, @tyrone, @JohnnyWalker123, @JohnnyWalker123

    C’mon, Clinton and Lynch were just talking about grandkids………..you know – like how it would be a shame if anything were to happen to anybody’s grandkids.

    That’s a real shame about Christopher Sign – that somebody committed his suicide for him he committed suicide.

  80. @Papinian
    @Jenner Ickham Errican

    I think it'd be, "E pluribus nihil."

    Replies: @Jenner Ickham Errican

    doesn’t rhyme tho

    • Replies: @Papinian
    @Jenner Ickham Errican

    I had second thoughts about my comment; I think your version might be better. "Out of many, nothing" isn't as good as "Out of many, none". Indeed, I'm not sure my version makes sense, ever. And you even got the gender of dies correct. So sorry for being a twat. You were right.

    Replies: @Jenner Ickham Errican

  81. @JohnnyWalker123
    In Godfather 3, Gangster Joey Zaza said "I take the Blacks and Spanish into my country because that's America." However, this causes him to lose tremendous respect from the other gangsters. Interestingly, the movie portrays Joey Zaza as a buffoon and a clown. His acceptance of racial diversity within his ranks is shown as one of the many signs of his ineptitude. Zaza is also portrayed as treacherous and disloyal.

    Don Corleone and his nephew Vincent, who are the movie's good guys, are aghast at Zaza hiring Blacks.

    See below video.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U6M-YT5kkio

    Vincent Corleone murders a Black assassin sent by Zaza. The assassin is portrayed as incompetent, cowardly, and unmanly. See below.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ju4vhscaYII

    Italian-American film director Francis Coppola didn't have a favorable view of Blacks. If he were to make Godfather 3 in the current era, Joey Zaza might have to be the hero of the film.

    Replies: @Gary in Gramercy, @Juvenalis, @Nico

    From Audacious Epigone (on Unz) graph of General Social Survey data by ethnic ancestry, White Americans of Italian descent are the most immigration-restrictionist demographic in modern America. Remarkable contrast in attitudes between two groups probably most associated with Ellis Island era—and most impacted by 1920s immigration quotas—could not be sharper: one assimilated into White America vs. the other STILL pushes perpetual romanticized «Ellis Island Idealism»: today tikkun olam to open U.S. borders telling the entire Third World “give me your tired, your poor, your huddled masses”

    https://unz.com/anepigone/ellis-island-idealism/

    Immigration Enthusiasm among European-descent US residents by ethnicity (% increase – % decrease):
    ————————
    *Jewish +14.4%
    ______________
    *Scandinavian -30.9%
    *Polish -31.3%
    *British -33.0%
    *Irish -33.1%
    *German -36.1%
    *Italian -38.1%

    • Thanks: JohnnyWalker123
    • Replies: @JohnnyWalker123
    @Juvenalis

    Thanks.

    I find it interesting that there's only a 7% gap between the Italians and Scandinavians. The least "cucked" and the most "cucked."

    However, there's 52.5% gap between Italians and Jews. These two groups arrived in America around the same time and settled in the same places. Yet they diverge so much on immigration.

    There's a 45.3% gap between Scandinavians and Jews.

    Really makes you think.

    If not for the Jews, we'd have sane immigration policies. Heck, even Scandinavians would be solid on immigration.

    Replies: @JimDandy

  82. @JMcG
    @AnotherDad

    I disagree on vouchers. If private schools are made more affordable to blacks, they’ll be destroyed. No body is going to pay thousands for their kids to sit next to the same black kids they could sit next to for free. Also, along with the king’s shilling come the king’s rules. No more expelling the unruly if it results in disparate impact.
    Unfortunately, it seems like a lot of private schools are embracing the woke. The Catholic schools are quickly pricing themselves out of business.

    Replies: @Abolish_public_education, @AnotherDad

    Elite private schools will respond to vouchers by either raising prices or declining to accept them.

    Non-elites would by-&-large eagerly accept the welfare. All the strings will drive them to retain lawyers and consultants, in order to not run afoul of the regulations. Higher administrative costs put upward pressure on tuition rates.

    Vouchers will make private schools even less affordable.

    [MORE]

    Public education began, in many states, as a “matching funds” program. Parents who committed to pay, out of their own pockets, to send their kids to the little red schoolhouse for 3 months per year (that had been the cultural norm, anyhow) would qualify for tax dollars to pay for another 90 days.

    Thus, the 180 d school “year”. And here we are.

    Look for the government to try to destroy home schools by offering them “free” money.

    • Replies: @Buffalo Joe
    @Abolish_public_education

    A_P_E, good and valid points. In Cleveland residents can get vouchers to attend Religious, Prep or private schools. They recently expanded the program so that the private schools do not have to be in the city. But, to your point, if tuition is $10,000,$12,000 or $14,000 per year, you still have a large tuition bill after you hand in yout $6000 vouvher. Some private schools are still test in and I doubt they would change that. Catholic schools went away when the Dioceses stopped funding them and there was no more free labor, as in nuns who taught. Also, parents at private schools will turn off the gift donations any time they don't like the way the school is being run. Those gifts are often six figures.My son coached at a prep school. In one year he saw checks for $10,000 and $200,000 given to the athletic department. One mega donor gave enough to fund the whole new athletic complex and a chapel.

    Replies: @Abolish_public_education

  83. @Hi There
    Indigenous Peoples Day is the perfect way to honor the slavery, human sacrifice, and cannibalism practiced by the Indigenous American Indians of America.

    Replies: @Achmed E. Newman, @Dissident

    Excellent! This IPD, you bring a case of IPA, and we’ll cook up some gallbladders and hearts on the barbie and watch Apocalypto Now! and The Green Inferno on the big screen in the den.* Be there or be square intact(?)

    .

    * Part 2 of the review.

  84. @Supply and Demand
    it just goes to show how deracinated Italian-Americans have become that they prefer "Columbus" day celebrating a Genoese in service of Spain discovering ZOG, as opposed to either St. Catherine or St. Joesph's day.

    Evola was right about America "negrofying" everyone there. He should've also added "secularizing". Do you think Italians in Italy give a shit about Columbus?

    Replies: @Achmed E. Newman, @J.Ross, @Buffalo Joe, @Anonymous, @GeneralRipper

    Do you think Italians in Italy give a shit about Columbus?

    Probably not. Columbus didn’t discover Italy.

    • Replies: @J1234
    @Achmed E. Newman



    Do you think Italians in Italy give a shit about Columbus?
     

    Probably not. Columbus didn’t discover Italy.
     
    LOL!

    I was surprised to learn recently that John Cabot was also Italian (Giovanni Caboto.) I think Newfoundland has a Cabot Day, or something like it.


    Anyway, they can find the energy to rename EVERYTHING...except Samuel Dickstein Plaza.


    https://static01.nyt.com/images/2017/05/07/nyregion/07FYI1/07FYI1-jumbo.jpg?quality=90&auto=webp
    , @Reg Cæsar
    @Achmed E. Newman


    Columbus didn’t discover Italy.

     

    Nor America. Not ours, at least.

    Puerto Rico doesn't count.


    http://elizabethanenglandlife.com/images/Christopher-Columbus-voyage-routes.jpg

    Replies: @Supply and Demand

  85. @JMcG
    @Achmed E. Newman

    He seems perfectly willing to fight to destroy the Second Amendment.

    Replies: @Achmed E. Newman, @Reg Cæsar

    Indeed.

  86. @Hangnail Hans
    @Desiderius

    But what did those Italians in New Orleans do to get lynched? I used to live in New Orleans, and never heard of it.

    The whole metro was a true polyglot society. Irish, Creole, Italian, French, WASPs, Slavs what have you. Everyone got along fine, except for the negroes who made themselves a complete nuisance wherever they were found.

    Replies: @S. Anonyia, @Dmon, @Alden

    The incident was partially the result of tensions between Irish Catholics and Italians (almost exclusively Sicilians). Mob-related on both sides. The Irish wanted revenge for the murder of an Irish policeman and blamed the Italians, and got other locals involved.

    • Thanks: Hangnail Hans
  87. Anonymous[369] • Disclaimer says:
    @Anonymous
    Meanwhile, another gang of wild-eyed savages mourn-loot a Louis Vuitton store for over $100K, and get away.

    It’s going to be a long primitive summer:

    https://news.yahoo.com/california-thieves-swarm-louis-vuitton-070540140.html

    Replies: @Mike_from_SGV, @Ed, @Anonymous

    A few weeks before that the Neiman Marcus store at that same Stanford Mall (on the Stanford U. campus) had $150k losses in a smash and grab of handbags.

  88. @anon

    Also, they voted to rename Randolph as Airstrip One.
     
    I don’t get this comment. Can someone explain the joke?

    Replies: @bomag, @HorriblyDepressed, @additionalMike, @Lurker

    Google is your friend.

    Not really, but it’s good for stuff like this.

    (Hint: what England was renamed in the book 1984).

  89. @JimDandy
    @pgbh

    That would be the smart reaction when observing such a situation, unless you want your [insert milquetoasty ethnicity here] ass kicked.

    Replies: @JohnnyWalker123

    Midwestern Scandinavians need to do this.

  90. @Amerimutt Golems
    Board member Doreen Roche talked about feelings and not offending people as foretold by Dutton.

    Her background isn't clear but the article mentioned Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur.

    Replies: @Farenheit

    not offending people as foretold by Dutton.

    I love that guy…he too, like our beloved Steve, observes thing the great unwashed fail to notice. I fumbled trying to find the words to describe a lot off the people driving the current insanity.
    I watched one of his videos, and he used the term “spiteful mutants”…Bingo.

    Flip a rock on any of these issue that are offensive to traditionalist sensibilities, you’ll find one…it’s almost an Iron Law now.

  91. @3g4me
    @AnotherDad

    @27 Another Dad: All 'school choice' vouchers would do would be to further infest private schools with more non-Whites. They're already killing themselves off by admitting utterly unqualified black students for their sportsball teams or out of misplaced Christian guilt. Whites need to stop outsourcing the education of White children. Homeschool or die.

    Replies: @Hernan Pizzaro del Blanco

    Good point. All the private schools give scholarships to blacks because they want diversity and good sports teams. The typical private high school is more woke than the public schools

    • Replies: @Buffalo Joe
    @Hernan Pizzaro del Blanco

    Hern, you are absolutely right. The Jesuits, Franciscans and Christian Brothers love to display the state championship trophies for football, track, basketball and baseball in cases that line the hallways. Rarely see the plaque for the state spelling contest.

  92. Italian-Americans are the least cucked of all Euro-Americans. Maybe not Albanian – or Croation-Americans.

    Except for the detestable Robin D’Angelo, and that might be her married name.

    • Replies: @Redman
    @Sir Launcelot Canning

    Serbs are pretty red-pilled too. Actually most Eastern Europeans come to think of it.

  93. This is the perfect example of why diversity doesn’t work.

    It also reminds me of that Rush song “Trees,” where no one can agree on what equality means, so out come the “hammer, axe and saw.”

  94. @Achmed E. Newman
    @Supply and Demand


    Do you think Italians in Italy give a shit about Columbus?
     
    Probably not. Columbus didn't discover Italy.

    Replies: @J1234, @Reg Cæsar

    Do you think Italians in Italy give a shit about Columbus?

    Probably not. Columbus didn’t discover Italy.

    LOL!

    I was surprised to learn recently that John Cabot was also Italian (Giovanni Caboto.) I think Newfoundland has a Cabot Day, or something like it.

    Anyway, they can find the energy to rename EVERYTHING…except Samuel Dickstein Plaza.

  95. @JohnnyWalker123
    In Godfather 3, Gangster Joey Zaza said "I take the Blacks and Spanish into my country because that's America." However, this causes him to lose tremendous respect from the other gangsters. Interestingly, the movie portrays Joey Zaza as a buffoon and a clown. His acceptance of racial diversity within his ranks is shown as one of the many signs of his ineptitude. Zaza is also portrayed as treacherous and disloyal.

    Don Corleone and his nephew Vincent, who are the movie's good guys, are aghast at Zaza hiring Blacks.

    See below video.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U6M-YT5kkio

    Vincent Corleone murders a Black assassin sent by Zaza. The assassin is portrayed as incompetent, cowardly, and unmanly. See below.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ju4vhscaYII

    Italian-American film director Francis Coppola didn't have a favorable view of Blacks. If he were to make Godfather 3 in the current era, Joey Zaza might have to be the hero of the film.

    Replies: @Gary in Gramercy, @Juvenalis, @Nico

    Italian-American film director Francis Coppola didn’t have a favorable view of Blacks. If he were to make Godfather 3 in the current era, Joey Zaza might have to be the hero of the film.

    That I think was more Mario Puzo’s doing. However, while Coppola had been a Democratic contributor before 2008 I can’t find anything that would indicate his political positions since that time, so it’s possible he turned coat. The Godfather franchise has in general been ambiguous with respect to “hot-button” questions, but the constant witch-hunt for “microaggressions” wasn’t really a thing at the time.

  96. @Achilleus
    “Day Off.”

    Reminds me of the brief and stupid “generic” product fad of the 1970s. Black and white label, no brand name, literal description of contents.

    “Hey, friends, come on over on Day Off, we’ll have some Beers.”

    https://i.ebayimg.com/images/g/MnMAAOSwMl5fjklp/s-l300.jpg

    Replies: @Dmon, @TomSchmidt

    I think “Repo Man” took that as far is it could go.

  97. Anonymous[399] • Disclaimer says:

    The Old Weird America strikes back… crashing this school calendar plane, with no survivors

  98. @Muggles
    @Achmed E. Newman


    It is a sign that our Cultural Revolution is in full swing with the intention of tearing down all traditional American society. That’s pretty obvious to most of us.
     
    Excellent point.

    Tucker Carlson made a similar point in a recent segment. He noted (in an interview with former neocon now cultural warrior Victor David Hansen) that in collectivist revolutions the first thing that happens is renaming things and demanding that new and bizarre language, symbols become the norm.

    The French Revolution renamed the months and tried to "reform" the Western calendar. Didn't work of course. The Soviets did this too, first in Russia, later elsewhere. It mostly didn't work there either once the CCP was gone. China struggles with this. N. Korea now very harsh again.

    So our New Racist Woke Marxist Wokesters are doing the same too. "The Great Reset" etc. Now this idiotic NJ holiday disappearance.

    Of course local public school boards attract moronic female (mainly) virtue signalers like bees to honey. The old commie tactic of "iron bottoms", meaning that your fellow comrades come early and stay late in endless meeting and boring procedural matters that ordinary people shun. So you are left with rooms full of Woke Karens and teacher union goons. Usually, testosterone is in short supply. School board elections are usually off timed to guarantee perpetual re-election.

    Children, especially teens, are infantalized in such circumstances. Other than for abortions, sex changes and sending off the wilder males to foreign wars to die. The rest are now protected from "microaggressions" except at very diverse schools, where non white thugs terrorize their classmates and teachers. School board Karens of course never deal with the 200 lb. "kids" learning the gang trades. They live in a fantasy world where they end up smarter than everyone else. Tests don't matter then.

    I think Mark Twain had a good quip about school boards, but am too lazy to look that up.

    Replies: @3g4me, @Adam Smith, @Reg Cæsar

    @75 Muggles: Some ‘renaming’ worked beyond the progenitors’ wildest dreams. Jevvs pushed hard in the mid ’60s onward to get rid of BC and AD (before Christ and Anno Domini/Year of Our Lord) – i.e. any acknowledgement, even by mere date, that Christianity had any impact on or was in any way inherent to Western Civilization. They utterly succeeded, to the point that one cannot find a history book published in the last 25 years at least that does not use the Jevvs preferred substitutions of Before Common Era and After Common Era – utterly nonsensical, ethnically constructed and meaningless terms that were intended as part of a great push to remove Christianity from all White nations. They’ve won in the short term, but please God if there is any justice in store it will all turn to ashes for them in the end.

    • Replies: @adreadline
    @3g4me

    Christianity inherent to Western Civilization? The Middle Eastern Jewish cult that grew into a religion?

    I consider it very impressive that White Europeans achieved what they did while adopting non-White European Christianity as their religion. It might have overall dragged them down, but they still pulled it off. Quite a remarkable achievement. I do think they'd have done much better being guided by Odin, and would have avoided of the problems they have today if they did. But that was not to be.

    I do agree with you, however, that there is a push by the godless irreligious to erase the influence of what will eventually be most religions, but particularly Christianity (due to its association with Europeans), and most specially the Protestantism adopted by the now despised Northern Europeans, despised despite -- or because of -- them having created so much of the modern world.

  99. @3g4me
    @Gary in Gramercy

    @18 Gary in Gramercy: How can blacks lose what they never had? They are not homo sapiens.

    Replies: @kihowi

    3g4me

    Subtle!

  100. @anon

    Also, they voted to rename Randolph as Airstrip One.
     
    I don’t get this comment. Can someone explain the joke?

    Replies: @bomag, @HorriblyDepressed, @additionalMike, @Lurker

    Also, they voted to rename Randolph as Airstrip One.

    I don’t get this comment. Can someone explain the joke?

    It is a reference to the book “1984”, by George Orwell. If you haven’t read it, then do yourself a favor and read it. All will become clear.

    It is a short book, but if you aren’t the book reading type, an excellent movie adaptation was done back in 1984. It starred John Hurt and Richard Burton. Absolutely outstanding.

  101. @Joe S.Walker
    Sounds as if somebody just threw up their hands and said they'd had enough of all this shit. Can you blame them?

    Replies: @Desiderius

    Yes

  102. @anon

    Also, they voted to rename Randolph as Airstrip One.
     
    I don’t get this comment. Can someone explain the joke?

    Replies: @bomag, @HorriblyDepressed, @additionalMike, @Lurker

    Reference to the new name for the British Isles in the book “1984.” Deleting traditional names and replacing them with new ones.

  103. Members of various Italian American organizations, including UNICO and the Knights of Columbus…

    Father McGivney, whose parents came from County Cavan, would be most surprised to learn that he is “Italian-American”.


    Fr. Michael McGivney: Coronavirus victim and soon-to-be Blessed

    FATHER MCGIVNEY HAS BEEN BEATIFIED!

    Randolph Township, by the way, was named for Hartshorne FitzRandolph, an early Quaker settler. He would have no gravestone under which to turn.

    https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/13673392/hartshorne-fitz_randolph

    The FitzRandolphs are believed to be the colonial family with the longest traceable male line, going back to the 900s. Hartshorne was born in Woodbridge, where Obama’s Dunham ancestor settled after being thrown out of Massachusetts Bay and changing his name.

  104. @Muggles
    @Achmed E. Newman


    It is a sign that our Cultural Revolution is in full swing with the intention of tearing down all traditional American society. That’s pretty obvious to most of us.
     
    Excellent point.

    Tucker Carlson made a similar point in a recent segment. He noted (in an interview with former neocon now cultural warrior Victor David Hansen) that in collectivist revolutions the first thing that happens is renaming things and demanding that new and bizarre language, symbols become the norm.

    The French Revolution renamed the months and tried to "reform" the Western calendar. Didn't work of course. The Soviets did this too, first in Russia, later elsewhere. It mostly didn't work there either once the CCP was gone. China struggles with this. N. Korea now very harsh again.

    So our New Racist Woke Marxist Wokesters are doing the same too. "The Great Reset" etc. Now this idiotic NJ holiday disappearance.

    Of course local public school boards attract moronic female (mainly) virtue signalers like bees to honey. The old commie tactic of "iron bottoms", meaning that your fellow comrades come early and stay late in endless meeting and boring procedural matters that ordinary people shun. So you are left with rooms full of Woke Karens and teacher union goons. Usually, testosterone is in short supply. School board elections are usually off timed to guarantee perpetual re-election.

    Children, especially teens, are infantalized in such circumstances. Other than for abortions, sex changes and sending off the wilder males to foreign wars to die. The rest are now protected from "microaggressions" except at very diverse schools, where non white thugs terrorize their classmates and teachers. School board Karens of course never deal with the 200 lb. "kids" learning the gang trades. They live in a fantasy world where they end up smarter than everyone else. Tests don't matter then.

    I think Mark Twain had a good quip about school boards, but am too lazy to look that up.

    Replies: @3g4me, @Adam Smith, @Reg Cæsar

    “In the first place God made idiots. This was for practice. Then he made school boards.”

    ― Mark Twain, Following the Equator: A Journey Around the World

    • Thanks: Muggles, Achmed E. Newman
    • LOL: 3g4me
  105. @Achmed E. Newman
    @Supply and Demand


    Do you think Italians in Italy give a shit about Columbus?
     
    Probably not. Columbus didn't discover Italy.

    Replies: @J1234, @Reg Cæsar

    Columbus didn’t discover Italy.

    Nor America. Not ours, at least.

    Puerto Rico doesn’t count.

    • Replies: @Supply and Demand
    @Reg Cæsar

    That will have new meaning when PR becomes America’s 51st state.

    Replies: @Reg Cæsar

  106. @JMcG
    @Achmed E. Newman

    He seems perfectly willing to fight to destroy the Second Amendment.

    Replies: @Achmed E. Newman, @Reg Cæsar

    How about you, Mr. Mason? You’re a foreigner. Are you going to fight for anything, or just bug out to Ecuador?

    He seems perfectly willing to fight to destroy the Second Amendment.

    Ecuador won at least one war. The Caprine War. They used guns– and helicopters. But it wouldn’t have succeeded without the Judas nannies.

  107. @Achilleus
    “Day Off.”

    Reminds me of the brief and stupid “generic” product fad of the 1970s. Black and white label, no brand name, literal description of contents.

    “Hey, friends, come on over on Day Off, we’ll have some Beers.”

    https://i.ebayimg.com/images/g/MnMAAOSwMl5fjklp/s-l300.jpg

    Replies: @Dmon, @TomSchmidt

    Great scenes of generic food in the 80s movie Repo Man. Thanks for bringing back memories.

    • Replies: @Lurker
    @TomSchmidt


    Great scenes of generic food in the 80s movie Repo Man. Thanks for bringing back memories.
     
    Beat me to it!

    https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DenWr5wV4AA_04M?format=jpg&name=360x360

    John Lydon was amused by it:

    https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DenWr5tUcAACJqf?format=jpg&name=360x360

    Used the idea himself:

    https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/thumb/5/54/Public_image_ltd_album_cover.jpg/220px-Public_image_ltd_album_cover.jpg

    Replies: @J.Ross

  108. @Jenner Ickham Errican
    @Papinian

    doesn’t rhyme tho

    Replies: @Papinian

    I had second thoughts about my comment; I think your version might be better. “Out of many, nothing” isn’t as good as “Out of many, none”. Indeed, I’m not sure my version makes sense, ever. And you even got the gender of dies correct. So sorry for being a twat. You were right.

    • Replies: @Jenner Ickham Errican
    @Papinian

    No worries—I had to do some Googling before settling on "nullus"—which I believe also translates as “no one” or “nobody”.

  109. @Supply and Demand
    it just goes to show how deracinated Italian-Americans have become that they prefer "Columbus" day celebrating a Genoese in service of Spain discovering ZOG, as opposed to either St. Catherine or St. Joesph's day.

    Evola was right about America "negrofying" everyone there. He should've also added "secularizing". Do you think Italians in Italy give a shit about Columbus?

    Replies: @Achmed E. Newman, @J.Ross, @Buffalo Joe, @Anonymous, @GeneralRipper

    Where freedom expires
    under softness and sighs

  110. Sorry if someone has pointed this out. Shouldn’t it be nights off?

  111. @Paul Jolliffe
    @JohnnyWalker123

    Off topic, but your kind of story:

    The 45 year old reporter who broke the 2016 story of Bill Clinton’s bizarre secret meeting on the airport tarmac with Attorney General Loretta Lynchwas found dead in his home yesterday off an “apparent suicide.”

    Right.

    Former Bama footballers, married to pretty volleyball players with whom they three kids, just off themselves out of the blue. Happens all the time . . ( especially when exposing the deeply suspicious activities of Bill and Hillary Clinton.)

    Christopher Sign was a successful ABC reporter who was his usual lively self on Friday night with colleagues “cutting up like we always do”, who showed no hint of any issues to anyone.

    The only issues we know of were of a different kind:

    He had received so many “credible death threats” that he and his wife had worked out secret code words with his kids . . .

    Yet before any investigation could possibly have completed ( the police are not sure what happened), even before an autopsy could be performed, the main stream media is determined to press the “apparent suicide” angle.

    Nope, nothing to see here.

    RIP, Christopher Sign.

    https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-9681551/amp/Journalist-broke-Bill-Clinton-Loretta-Lynch-tarmac-story-dies-suicide.html

    Replies: @Mr. Anon, @Desiderius, @tyrone, @JohnnyWalker123, @JohnnyWalker123

    Gotta think there’s a Thomas à Becket angle to these things where they leverage the ambition of the thugs to create plausible deniability where a chain of command would otherwise be. These recent death threats are the new feature here so when the worm turns should be easier than ever to piece together the necessary evidence.

    All that remains lacking is the will.

  112. @Paul Jolliffe
    @JohnnyWalker123

    Off topic, but your kind of story:

    The 45 year old reporter who broke the 2016 story of Bill Clinton’s bizarre secret meeting on the airport tarmac with Attorney General Loretta Lynchwas found dead in his home yesterday off an “apparent suicide.”

    Right.

    Former Bama footballers, married to pretty volleyball players with whom they three kids, just off themselves out of the blue. Happens all the time . . ( especially when exposing the deeply suspicious activities of Bill and Hillary Clinton.)

    Christopher Sign was a successful ABC reporter who was his usual lively self on Friday night with colleagues “cutting up like we always do”, who showed no hint of any issues to anyone.

    The only issues we know of were of a different kind:

    He had received so many “credible death threats” that he and his wife had worked out secret code words with his kids . . .

    Yet before any investigation could possibly have completed ( the police are not sure what happened), even before an autopsy could be performed, the main stream media is determined to press the “apparent suicide” angle.

    Nope, nothing to see here.

    RIP, Christopher Sign.

    https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-9681551/amp/Journalist-broke-Bill-Clinton-Loretta-Lynch-tarmac-story-dies-suicide.html

    Replies: @Mr. Anon, @Desiderius, @tyrone, @JohnnyWalker123, @JohnnyWalker123

    The Clintons have long memories…..and top notch killers.

  113. They’re (obviously) both right. What’s her explanation for the warm embrace of CRT among TPTB? NRx isn’t the only neo-reaction that’s been running around – there’s a wolf (bug capital) in wolf’s (commie) clothing that’s been eating everyone’s lunch. There are past levels to which the clock can be turned that don’t include the founding.

    Also don’t do this, there’ll be plenty of time for pissing contests after we win. Join or die.

    • Replies: @anon
    @Desiderius

    Join or die.

    Join what?

  114. @Desiderius
    https://twitter.com/aimeeterese/status/1403808770992443393?s=20

    They’re (obviously) both right. What’s her explanation for the warm embrace of CRT among TPTB? NRx isn’t the only neo-reaction that’s been running around - there’s a wolf (bug capital) in wolf’s (commie) clothing that’s been eating everyone’s lunch. There are past levels to which the clock can be turned that don’t include the founding.

    Also don’t do this, there’ll be plenty of time for pissing contests after we win. Join or die.

    Replies: @anon

    Join or die.

    Join what?

  115. @Jonathan Mason
    Columbus Day is really a nothing holiday. In the State of Florida is not even recognized as an official holiday.

    This is also bullshit about the Columbus Day being so important to the Italian American community. Maybe Italian restaurants run a special on that day, but that is about it.

    But there are also parallels. It was also my impression that spring break was another name for Easter, but avoiding the use of religious terminology.

    So I was surprised when the Jacksonville Florida schools had spring break one week, and then the following week declared a four day weekend Easter holiday under the guise of "weather days" or "teachers getting their lessons organized" days. I asked about this and they said they had to give people Easter off otherwise they would not come in at all, even though this looks a lot like State establishment of religion.

    However in the workplace is also a general tendency to just combine vacations and sickness and call it time off. So perhaps the Randolph school board is being unusually prescient and setting a precedent that the rest of the nation will eventually follow, while pretending not to.

    It sounds like the Randolph school board just got sick of the squabbling and said:"Fuck it. If everybody acts so childish, let's stop pretending that these days off are to celebrate holidays and just let them accept that they are extra days off for teachers."

    But one wonders whether discussions like this go on in any other country in the world. Is this a sign of the superiority of American democracy in giving ordinary people a say in how the country is run, or is it a sign of creeping anarchy that will eventually lead to the breakdown of all institutions?

    Replies: @Achmed E. Newman, @Dissident, @Hibernian, @anon

    This is also bullshit about the Columbus Day being so important to the Italian American community. Maybe Italian restaurants run a special on that day, but that is about it.

    Haven’t Italian-Americans mobilized in many cases to prevent desecration and removal of Columbus monuments?

    It was also my impression that spring break was another name for Easter, but avoiding the use of religious terminology.

    Given the abject debauchery and wanton fornication fest that spring break has become practically synonymous with, could any serious Christian not take great offense at the association?

  116. @Muggles
    @Achmed E. Newman


    It is a sign that our Cultural Revolution is in full swing with the intention of tearing down all traditional American society. That’s pretty obvious to most of us.
     
    Excellent point.

    Tucker Carlson made a similar point in a recent segment. He noted (in an interview with former neocon now cultural warrior Victor David Hansen) that in collectivist revolutions the first thing that happens is renaming things and demanding that new and bizarre language, symbols become the norm.

    The French Revolution renamed the months and tried to "reform" the Western calendar. Didn't work of course. The Soviets did this too, first in Russia, later elsewhere. It mostly didn't work there either once the CCP was gone. China struggles with this. N. Korea now very harsh again.

    So our New Racist Woke Marxist Wokesters are doing the same too. "The Great Reset" etc. Now this idiotic NJ holiday disappearance.

    Of course local public school boards attract moronic female (mainly) virtue signalers like bees to honey. The old commie tactic of "iron bottoms", meaning that your fellow comrades come early and stay late in endless meeting and boring procedural matters that ordinary people shun. So you are left with rooms full of Woke Karens and teacher union goons. Usually, testosterone is in short supply. School board elections are usually off timed to guarantee perpetual re-election.

    Children, especially teens, are infantalized in such circumstances. Other than for abortions, sex changes and sending off the wilder males to foreign wars to die. The rest are now protected from "microaggressions" except at very diverse schools, where non white thugs terrorize their classmates and teachers. School board Karens of course never deal with the 200 lb. "kids" learning the gang trades. They live in a fantasy world where they end up smarter than everyone else. Tests don't matter then.

    I think Mark Twain had a good quip about school boards, but am too lazy to look that up.

    Replies: @3g4me, @Adam Smith, @Reg Cæsar

    Tucker Carlson made a similar point in a recent segment. He noted (in an interview with former neocon now cultural warrior Victor David Hansen) that in collectivist revolutions the first thing that happens is renaming things and demanding that new and bizarre language, symbols become the norm.

    Instead of resisting this, we should push it to extremes they themselves couldn’t tolerate. E.G., removing the names Columbia and Washington from our now-alien federal capital. If they weren’t racists and white supremacists, who the hell is?

    As Mencken suggested, give them what they want– good and hard.

    The French Revolution renamed the months and tried to “reform” the Western calendar. Didn’t work of course. The Soviets did this too…

    For anyone curious about these efforts, I highly recommend Eviatar Zerubavel’s The Seven Day Circle. Whatever one thinks of immigration from Israel, it isn’t all Gene Simmons and Natalie Portman. We’ve gotten some good writing out of it by Zerubavel, Daniel Kahneman, Sol Stone, Amir Aczel, and the brothers Brafman. And we gave them Daniel Elazar and Ze’ev Chafetz. Not a bad trade on either side.

    former neocon now cultural warrior

    That could also describe Dinesh D’Souza. I attended Mike Lindell’s MAGA Frank rally where he was a speaker, and expected him to be the low point. On the contrary, he blew everyone else out of the tubing water. Including Donald Trump, who appeared on-screen to brag about the vaccines much of the crowd was spurning.

    This is not your father’s Dinesh. Having been targeted by Obama’s legal thugs, he was all fire-and-brimstone. He started off with personal– and unlike many others’, accurate– attacks on #44, and finished with how his readers almost took down Costco’s online business. They not only restored his book, but, according to D’Souza, gave him a “standee” in some of their stores.

  117. @Jonathan Mason
    Columbus Day is really a nothing holiday. In the State of Florida is not even recognized as an official holiday.

    This is also bullshit about the Columbus Day being so important to the Italian American community. Maybe Italian restaurants run a special on that day, but that is about it.

    But there are also parallels. It was also my impression that spring break was another name for Easter, but avoiding the use of religious terminology.

    So I was surprised when the Jacksonville Florida schools had spring break one week, and then the following week declared a four day weekend Easter holiday under the guise of "weather days" or "teachers getting their lessons organized" days. I asked about this and they said they had to give people Easter off otherwise they would not come in at all, even though this looks a lot like State establishment of religion.

    However in the workplace is also a general tendency to just combine vacations and sickness and call it time off. So perhaps the Randolph school board is being unusually prescient and setting a precedent that the rest of the nation will eventually follow, while pretending not to.

    It sounds like the Randolph school board just got sick of the squabbling and said:"Fuck it. If everybody acts so childish, let's stop pretending that these days off are to celebrate holidays and just let them accept that they are extra days off for teachers."

    But one wonders whether discussions like this go on in any other country in the world. Is this a sign of the superiority of American democracy in giving ordinary people a say in how the country is run, or is it a sign of creeping anarchy that will eventually lead to the breakdown of all institutions?

    Replies: @Achmed E. Newman, @Dissident, @Hibernian, @anon

    This is also bullshit about the Columbus Day being so important to the Italian American community. Maybe Italian restaurants run a special on that day, but that is about it.

    Have you visited Chicago?

  118. @S. Anonyia
    @Altai

    I don’t know about really loving Columbus Day but we aren’t Italians and we have positive perceptions of Columbus as an adventurer. I think Americans in general did for centuries, look at how many cities are named Columbus. First of all, it’s a day off work, which is nice. Also, my grandfather was a member of the Knights of Columbus (I don’t know why the NYT article references it as an Italian organization, it’s just a Catholic fraternal organization), and Columbus was even a family name in the late 1800s/early 1900s.

    Related, the Ridley Scott movie about Columbus is underrated.

    Replies: @Not Raul, @Hibernian, @Buffalo Joe, @Jonathan Mason, @James Forrestal

    (I don’t know why the NYT article references it as an Italian organization, it’s just a Catholic fraternal organization)

    The answer is that the NYT is ignorant. K of C in Chicago does tend to be an Irish and Italian organization, with a few others.

  119. @TomSchmidt
    @Achilleus

    Great scenes of generic food in the 80s movie Repo Man. Thanks for bringing back memories.

    Replies: @Lurker

    Great scenes of generic food in the 80s movie Repo Man. Thanks for bringing back memories.

    Beat me to it!

    https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DenWr5wV4AA_04M?format=jpg&name=360×360

    John Lydon was amused by it:

    https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DenWr5tUcAACJqf?format=jpg&name=360×360

    Used the idea himself:

    • Replies: @J.Ross
    @Lurker

    In the same vein there were "generic novels," but the people producing them gave up after the first set because it's actually hard to write even a bad novel.

  120. @anon

    Also, they voted to rename Randolph as Airstrip One.
     
    I don’t get this comment. Can someone explain the joke?

    Replies: @bomag, @HorriblyDepressed, @additionalMike, @Lurker

    Airstrip One was the grim, meaningless (woke) name of Britain in 1984.

  121. @Achmed E. Newman
    @Jonathan Mason


    Is this a sign of the superiority of American democracy in giving ordinary people a say in how the country is run, or is it a sign of creeping anarchy that will eventually lead to the breakdown of all institutions?
     
    It is a sign that our Cultural Revolution is in full swing with the intention of tearing down all traditional American society. That's pretty obvious to most of us. What most of us won't do is do a damn thing about it! Americans are soft and cowardly. I just read Mr. Derbyshire's VDare post (taken from part of his "Radio Derb" podcast) in which it took a face-diapered, accented old Chinese lady to have the guts to speak out about this Critical Race Theory stuff.

    Foreigners, not only doing the work Americans Just Won't Do™, but also fighting the cultural revolution that American just won't fight! How about you, Mr. Mason? You're a foreigner. Are you going to fight for anything, or just bug out to Ecuador?

    Replies: @JMcG, @Muggles, @Jonathan Mason

    How about you, Mr. Mason? You’re a foreigner.

    I am as American as you are, but not quite as American as apple pie with high-fructose corn syrup or American cheese.

    • Disagree: Hangnail Hans
    • Replies: @Mr. Anon
    @Jonathan Mason


    I am as American as you are,
     
    I don't believe that. I don't care what incantations some judge murmured over you.
  122. @International Jew
    Surely this doesn't apply to MLK Day?

    Replies: @TruthRevolution.net, @Mr. Anon, @Possumman, @Buffalo Joe

    MLK Blvd to be renamed Highway of Death

  123. I like the idea of not naming holidays. Summer holiday 1,2 and 3 for Memorial Day July 4 and Labor Day. The Jews have already forced winter and spring break on this Christian heritage nation.

    Schools PES # 1.2 etc PMS # 1,2 etc and PHS # 1,2 etc

    It’s Russia 1920, but who’s noticing

    • Agree: 3g4me
    • Replies: @Reg Cæsar
    @Alden


    I like the idea of not naming holidays. Summer holiday 1,2 and 3 for Memorial Day July 4 and Labor Day.

     

    Western Europeans name the days of the week for either Roman or Nordic gods.

    Germans and Finns call Wednesday "midweek" and the Gaelic tongues call it "first fast" (of the week). But for straight-ahead numbering, go to the Greeks, the Slavs, and the Lusophones. Monday to Friday are literally "first" to "fifth", except for Portuguese (and sometimes Galician), in which it is "second" to "sixth". The day after Carnaval in Rio is quarta-feira de cinzas-- "Ash Fourth Day". Carlos Lyra and Vinicius de Moraes wrote a nice marcha about this day.

    Quakers introduced this system to English, but it didn't catch on, unlike their democratization of the second person. (As opposed to the Second Person, Who, come to think of it, they also democratized, but weren't alone in doing so.)

    Sunday is "no work" in most Slavic languages, but "Ressurection" in Russian. In the Romance languages, it is the "Lord's Day".

    Saturday is "Sabbath" in the Slavic and Romance tongues.


    https://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/Appendix:Days_of_the_week
  124. @International Jew
    Surely this doesn't apply to MLK Day?

    Replies: @TruthRevolution.net, @Mr. Anon, @Possumman, @Buffalo Joe

    IJ, BINGO!

  125. The May 1994 column of Sam Francis, under Principalitiestraveler. Named “50 Years After” IIRC, predicted all this. And explained why- because one group is being racially replaced by another group, so go their statues and holidays.

    Destroying statues and holidays is defined as Cultural Genocide, by the U.N. if someone can post the relevant statute, I’d be grateful.

    That Francis column does not seem to be available for free, as it used to be, and is now behind a paywall at the Chronicles site, unfortunately. If there is a subscriber reading this, perhaps he or she (lol!) Can post it here.

    It’s like reading a report from a time traveller.

  126. @Supply and Demand
    it just goes to show how deracinated Italian-Americans have become that they prefer "Columbus" day celebrating a Genoese in service of Spain discovering ZOG, as opposed to either St. Catherine or St. Joesph's day.

    Evola was right about America "negrofying" everyone there. He should've also added "secularizing". Do you think Italians in Italy give a shit about Columbus?

    Replies: @Achmed E. Newman, @J.Ross, @Buffalo Joe, @Anonymous, @GeneralRipper

    S and D, St. Joseph’s Day is a Sicilian feast day, as St. Joseph is the Patron saint of Sicily.

    • Replies: @Supply and Demand
    @Buffalo Joe

    The majority of American Italians emigrated from areas that comprised the former kingdom of the Two Sicilies.

  127. @Hangnail Hans
    @Desiderius

    But what did those Italians in New Orleans do to get lynched? I used to live in New Orleans, and never heard of it.

    The whole metro was a true polyglot society. Irish, Creole, Italian, French, WASPs, Slavs what have you. Everyone got along fine, except for the negroes who made themselves a complete nuisance wherever they were found.

    Replies: @S. Anonyia, @Dmon, @Alden

    According to Jay Robert Nash’s “Bloodletters and Badmen”, a 3 volume popular encyclopedia of American crime, they were an early manifestation of the Mafia in America. Nash generally made a reasonable effort to be accurate, though he was not a fanatic about it. The volumes were written well before the onset of PC, so he didn’t have to delete, obfuscate and mutilate unpleasantries which may have offended one privileged group or another.
    Hard to track down unbiased details online, but here’s an unsecured site:
    http://moblawyer.us/
    “New Orleans was also the site of the first possible Mafia incident in the United States that received both national and international attention.[8] On October 15, 1890, New Orleans Police Superintendent David Hennessy was murdered execution-style. It is still unclear whether Italian immigrants actually killed him, or whether it was a frame-up by nativists against the reviled underclass immigrants.[8] Hundreds of Sicilians were arrested on mostly baseless charges, and nineteen were eventually indicted for the murder. An acquittal followed, with rumors of bribed and intimidated witnesses.[8] On March 14, 1891, the outraged citizens of New Orleans organized a lynch mob after the acquittal, and proceeded to kill eleven of the nineteen defendants. Two were hanged, nine were shot, and the remaining eight escaped.[13][14][15]”

    • Thanks: Hangnail Hans
    • Replies: @additionalMike
    @Dmon

    A great set of books. As you say, Nash's descriptions of events seem to be based on more-or-less reliable contemporary accounts, although he occasionally gives too much credence to Reporter B.S., such as the press reports about John Dillinger, which paint him as a sort of Robin Hood character who always regretted murders occurring during his robberies.

  128. Italian-Americans have managed to keep Balbo Drive in downtown Chicago from being renamed…

    It wouldn’t be that hard to take a pair of Sharpies up a street sign and change the A to an I.

    • Replies: @Mr. Anon
    @Reg Cæsar


    It wouldn’t be that hard to take a pair of Sharpies up a street sign and change the A to an I.
     
    How long before Tolkien and all his works are cancelled as being implicitly racist?
  129. @S. Anonyia
    @Altai

    I don’t know about really loving Columbus Day but we aren’t Italians and we have positive perceptions of Columbus as an adventurer. I think Americans in general did for centuries, look at how many cities are named Columbus. First of all, it’s a day off work, which is nice. Also, my grandfather was a member of the Knights of Columbus (I don’t know why the NYT article references it as an Italian organization, it’s just a Catholic fraternal organization), and Columbus was even a family name in the late 1800s/early 1900s.

    Related, the Ridley Scott movie about Columbus is underrated.

    Replies: @Not Raul, @Hibernian, @Buffalo Joe, @Jonathan Mason, @James Forrestal

    S.Anony, Scott’s movie, “1492, Conquest of Paradise’ is in my opinion excellent. Theme music by Vangelis is haunting. Listen once and it stays in your head for days.

    • Agree: Desiderius
  130. • Replies: @J.Ross
    @Desiderius

    Ah, there you go with the anti-Semitism. You see, David French wants to be your friend, he wants to identify as a centrist or center-right, but, well, when you don't let him become the president of your country club, he really has no choice but to aggressively subvert his nominal country and lie about legislation.
    ----------
    Chutzpah watermark: fighting back against CRT is "banning ideas." Should I look up French's opinion of David Irving?

    Replies: @Dissident, @Desiderius, @Reg Cæsar

  131. @JohnnyWalker123
    Mayor Rizzo

    https://twitter.com/AbbyMartin/status/707656984003289088

    https://twitter.com/thephillyvoice/status/763474285381976064

    https://twitter.com/LeftSentThis/status/1330263684338380800

    The Italians will save us all.

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

    Replies: @CCZ, @Paul Jolliffe, @Reg Cæsar

    Philly used to be run by an open racist that puts Trump to shame. Learn about Frank Rizzo, who plotted to kill MOVE…

    It wasn’t Frank Rizzo but his colored successor who ended up bombing MOVE. From the air, no less. Blacks know how to deal with other blacks.

    The day Philadelphia bombed its own people

    Some talking head reporting this on CNN or one of the other networks was a bit embarrassed. She slipped in an exculpatory “–row houses burn easily” to “defuse the news”, so to speak. No 💩! That’s why you don’t bomb them, especially in order to benefit the neighbors, who lost their homes as well. Democrats didn’t learn anything from Tokyo, did they?

    Having spent a few elementary grades on Oahu, I liked to brag that I’d lived in the only US county that had seen bombers overhead. After 1985, I had to qualify that as enemy bombers. Philadelphia is unique in having seen duly elected ones!

    • Replies: @Joe Stalin
    @Reg Cæsar

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X03ErYGB4Kk

  132. from Wikipedia:

    On 28 June 1940, Balbo was a passenger on a Savoia-Marchetti SM.79 headed for the Libyan airfield of Tobruk, arriving shortly after the airfield had been attacked by British aircraft. Italian anti-aircraft batteries defending the airfield misidentified the aircraft as British, opening fire upon it as it attempted a landing. It was downed and all on board perished.

  133. @Reg Cæsar

    Italian-Americans have managed to keep Balbo Drive in downtown Chicago from being renamed...
     
    It wouldn't be that hard to take a pair of Sharpies up a street sign and change the A to an I.


    https://www.spiderwebart.com/images/art/112554a.jpg

    https://knoxfocus.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/07/bilbo-2.jpg

    Replies: @Mr. Anon

    It wouldn’t be that hard to take a pair of Sharpies up a street sign and change the A to an I.

    How long before Tolkien and all his works are cancelled as being implicitly racist?

  134. @Reg Cæsar
    @JohnnyWalker123


    Philly used to be run by an open racist that puts Trump to shame. Learn about Frank Rizzo, who plotted to kill MOVE...
     
    It wasn't Frank Rizzo but his colored successor who ended up bombing MOVE. From the air, no less. Blacks know how to deal with other blacks.


    https://www.blackpast.org/wp-content/uploads/prodimages/files/blackpast_images/goode_wilson.jpg


    https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/BuHIDRy-Sg-PCVVK-KHTOYgTy-I=/0x0:1956x1304/1570x883/filters:focal(1318x472:1630x784):format(webp)/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/64969663/AP_96062002423.0.jpg

    https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/WWDW082E8dUujjVL2uFnIPzzoas=/0x0:4158x2772/1320x0/filters:focal(0x0:4158x2772):format(webp):no_upscale()/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_asset/file/18370534/GettyImages_517788790.jpg


    The day Philadelphia bombed its own people

    Some talking head reporting this on CNN or one of the other networks was a bit embarrassed. She slipped in an exculpatory "--row houses burn easily" to "defuse the news", so to speak. No 💩! That's why you don't bomb them, especially in order to benefit the neighbors, who lost their homes as well. Democrats didn't learn anything from Tokyo, did they?

    Having spent a few elementary grades on Oahu, I liked to brag that I'd lived in the only US county that had seen bombers overhead. After 1985, I had to qualify that as enemy bombers. Philadelphia is unique in having seen duly elected ones!

    Replies: @Joe Stalin

  135. @Alden
    I like the idea of not naming holidays. Summer holiday 1,2 and 3 for Memorial Day July 4 and Labor Day. The Jews have already forced winter and spring break on this Christian heritage nation.

    Schools PES # 1.2 etc PMS # 1,2 etc and PHS # 1,2 etc

    It’s Russia 1920, but who’s noticing

    Replies: @Reg Cæsar

    I like the idea of not naming holidays. Summer holiday 1,2 and 3 for Memorial Day July 4 and Labor Day.

    Western Europeans name the days of the week for either Roman or Nordic gods.

    Germans and Finns call Wednesday “midweek” and the Gaelic tongues call it “first fast” (of the week). But for straight-ahead numbering, go to the Greeks, the Slavs, and the Lusophones. Monday to Friday are literally “first” to “fifth”, except for Portuguese (and sometimes Galician), in which it is “second” to “sixth”. The day after Carnaval in Rio is quarta-feira de cinzas– “Ash Fourth Day”. Carlos Lyra and Vinicius de Moraes wrote a nice marcha about this day.

    Quakers introduced this system to English, but it didn’t catch on, unlike their democratization of the second person. (As opposed to the Second Person, Who, come to think of it, they also democratized, but weren’t alone in doing so.)

    Sunday is “no work” in most Slavic languages, but “Ressurection” in Russian. In the Romance languages, it is the “Lord’s Day”.

    Saturday is “Sabbath” in the Slavic and Romance tongues.

    https://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/Appendix:Days_of_the_week

  136. @Jonathan Mason
    Columbus Day is really a nothing holiday. In the State of Florida is not even recognized as an official holiday.

    This is also bullshit about the Columbus Day being so important to the Italian American community. Maybe Italian restaurants run a special on that day, but that is about it.

    But there are also parallels. It was also my impression that spring break was another name for Easter, but avoiding the use of religious terminology.

    So I was surprised when the Jacksonville Florida schools had spring break one week, and then the following week declared a four day weekend Easter holiday under the guise of "weather days" or "teachers getting their lessons organized" days. I asked about this and they said they had to give people Easter off otherwise they would not come in at all, even though this looks a lot like State establishment of religion.

    However in the workplace is also a general tendency to just combine vacations and sickness and call it time off. So perhaps the Randolph school board is being unusually prescient and setting a precedent that the rest of the nation will eventually follow, while pretending not to.

    It sounds like the Randolph school board just got sick of the squabbling and said:"Fuck it. If everybody acts so childish, let's stop pretending that these days off are to celebrate holidays and just let them accept that they are extra days off for teachers."

    But one wonders whether discussions like this go on in any other country in the world. Is this a sign of the superiority of American democracy in giving ordinary people a say in how the country is run, or is it a sign of creeping anarchy that will eventually lead to the breakdown of all institutions?

    Replies: @Achmed E. Newman, @Dissident, @Hibernian, @anon

    It was also my impression that spring break was another name for Easter, but avoiding the use of religious terminology.

    Nah. Wrong again, limey.

  137. It was also my impression that spring break was another name for Easter, but avoiding the use of religious terminology.

    Nah. Wrong again, limey.

    So why don’t you explain your point of view and where I am going wrong on this. This is what Wikipedia says:

    Spring break is a vacation period including Easter holidays in early spring at universities and schools, which started during the 1930s in the US (but already existed in Europe since the late 1800s) and is now observed in many other countries as well.[1] Spring break is frequently associated with extensive gatherings and riotous partying in warm climate locations such as Daytona Beach, Florida, Panama City Beach, Florida, Gulf Shores, Alabama and Cancún, Mexico, attended regardless of participants’ educational standings.

    As a holiday it is variously known as Easter vacation, Easter holiday, Easter break, spring break, spring vacation, mid-term break, study week, reading week, reading period, Easter week or March break, depending on regional conventions.

    In the United States, spring break at universities, colleges, and many k-12 school systems can occur from March to April, depending on term dates and when Easter holiday falls. Usually, spring break is about one week long.

    So it appears to me that since there is no Easter holiday in the US for reasons of disestablishment of religion, the Easter holiday is known in the US by the secular name of Spring Break, as in Russia. So this is the reason that the US does not have Easter holidays like almost every other western formerly Christian nation. Or am I wrong, and Wikipedia wrong?

    • Replies: @anon
    @Jonathan Mason

    So why don’t you explain your point of view and where I am going wrong on this.

    Well, ok, I can try. Easter is the commemoration of Jesus Christ rising on the third day after the crucifixion. It is more or less 2,000 years old. There is an algorithm to calculate which Sunday in any given year is Easter Sunday.

    Spring Break is a custom invented in the US collegiate world in the late 1920's to 1930's. It is assigned to a week in March, generally speaking. In the 80's some public schools began to adopt it as well. Some very large school systems have a staggered schedule, where some schools take the 2nd full week off, other schools the 3rd week off, and still others the 4th week off.

    So let's say State U always chooses the third full week of March for Spring Break, while Easter may fall in March or may fall in April. The two dates may coincide, or may not. This year Easter was on April 4. Even you can see that April is not the same month as March, thus Spring Break at State U did not happen in the same time period as Easter.

    Many places in the US still take Good Friday off, although they may now call it by some other name such as "Spring Holiday"; we can't have Christian holy days leaking too much into the public square, of course, because that would lead to a theocracy forcing women to wear wimples, men to wear big hats with buckles on them, witch burnings, and so forth. I'm sure you agree this is totally possible.

    So to recap, Easter is about 2,000 years old while Spring Break is 80 - 90 years old, Easter is associated with Passover for reasons I probably cannot explain to you, while Spring Break is just a given week in March, and therefore the overlap can be 100% but also it can be 0%. Because the two events are not really related to each other in the calendar sense.

    Probably all school days out of the classroom should be known as Days Off, while days in the classroom can be labeled Daze Off.

    , @Reg Cæsar
    @Jonathan Mason


    So it appears to me that since there is no Easter holiday in the US for reasons of disestablishment of religion...
     
    Easter Sunday falls on, wait a minute... Sunday. It is already a day off. What America lacks is an Easter Monday or Good Friday off as well. Those are common across Christendom, and were once established in many states.

    No, we were never like Denmark, a country with a Christian flag which has legal holidays for Easter Monday, Ascension Day, Pentecost Monday, and something called Great Prayer Day. But we did have some, and unlike the Danes we would actually go to church.

    Replies: @jill, @Jonathan Mason

  138. @Dmon
    @Hangnail Hans

    According to Jay Robert Nash's "Bloodletters and Badmen", a 3 volume popular encyclopedia of American crime, they were an early manifestation of the Mafia in America. Nash generally made a reasonable effort to be accurate, though he was not a fanatic about it. The volumes were written well before the onset of PC, so he didn't have to delete, obfuscate and mutilate unpleasantries which may have offended one privileged group or another.
    Hard to track down unbiased details online, but here's an unsecured site:
    http://moblawyer.us/
    "New Orleans was also the site of the first possible Mafia incident in the United States that received both national and international attention.[8] On October 15, 1890, New Orleans Police Superintendent David Hennessy was murdered execution-style. It is still unclear whether Italian immigrants actually killed him, or whether it was a frame-up by nativists against the reviled underclass immigrants.[8] Hundreds of Sicilians were arrested on mostly baseless charges, and nineteen were eventually indicted for the murder. An acquittal followed, with rumors of bribed and intimidated witnesses.[8] On March 14, 1891, the outraged citizens of New Orleans organized a lynch mob after the acquittal, and proceeded to kill eleven of the nineteen defendants. Two were hanged, nine were shot, and the remaining eight escaped.[13][14][15]"

    Replies: @additionalMike

    A great set of books. As you say, Nash’s descriptions of events seem to be based on more-or-less reliable contemporary accounts, although he occasionally gives too much credence to Reporter B.S., such as the press reports about John Dillinger, which paint him as a sort of Robin Hood character who always regretted murders occurring during his robberies.

  139. @Papinian
    @Jenner Ickham Errican

    I had second thoughts about my comment; I think your version might be better. "Out of many, nothing" isn't as good as "Out of many, none". Indeed, I'm not sure my version makes sense, ever. And you even got the gender of dies correct. So sorry for being a twat. You were right.

    Replies: @Jenner Ickham Errican

    No worries—I had to do some Googling before settling on “nullus”—which I believe also translates as “no one” or “nobody”.

  140. @Jonathan Mason
    @Achmed E. Newman


    How about you, Mr. Mason? You’re a foreigner.
     
    I am as American as you are, but not quite as American as apple pie with high-fructose corn syrup or American cheese.

    Replies: @Mr. Anon

    I am as American as you are,

    I don’t believe that. I don’t care what incantations some judge murmured over you.

  141. @S. Anonyia
    @Altai

    I don’t know about really loving Columbus Day but we aren’t Italians and we have positive perceptions of Columbus as an adventurer. I think Americans in general did for centuries, look at how many cities are named Columbus. First of all, it’s a day off work, which is nice. Also, my grandfather was a member of the Knights of Columbus (I don’t know why the NYT article references it as an Italian organization, it’s just a Catholic fraternal organization), and Columbus was even a family name in the late 1800s/early 1900s.

    Related, the Ridley Scott movie about Columbus is underrated.

    Replies: @Not Raul, @Hibernian, @Buffalo Joe, @Jonathan Mason, @James Forrestal

    I don’t know about really loving Columbus Day but we aren’t Italians and we have positive perceptions of Columbus as an adventurer. I think Americans in general did for centuries, look at how many cities are named Columbus. First of all, it’s a day off work, which is nice.

    Nicely put.

    Columbus is being made to stand on the naughty step, because he was mean to the Taino Indians in Hispaniola, and cut off their hands if they refused to pan for gold that needed to be delivered to the King of Spain so that Columbus could show that the voyages were not a complete waste of time and money.

    Columbus’s achievements were tremendous for their time and included considerable feats of navigation considering that he had no way to measure longitude.

    The man himself was admittedly not a bundle of fun, but then seafaring management and executive positions often attract the serious kind.

    He is still admired in the Dominican Republic, where he is buried and in Spain, where he is also buried.

    There has been a lot of confusion as his bones were in Spain where he died, and then shipped to Santo Domingo, and then to Cuba, and then back to Spain, and hey, one bone looks a lot like another.

    DNA testing has suggested that Sevile in Spain has the real bones and those found in a coffin in Santo Domingo in 1879 with an inscription bearing the name of Cristoforo Colon may not be his, or may belong to another member of his family. Anyway the DR is not having any of it, having invested millions in a massive lighthouse museum/mausoleum that contains his bones–or at least some bones that were in a coffin with his name on it.

    Of more interest are DNA studies now going on to prove where Columbus really came from. Was he from Genoa, or was he a Portuguese who had changed his name and pretended to be Italian? The world is waiting. Will the Portuguese community in the US take over his image rights from the Italians if he is found to be one of their number?

    https://www.voanews.com/europe/international-team-study-columbus-dna-determine-his-origin?amp

    See also:

    https://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-9595721/Countdown-begins-discover-explorer-Christopher-Columbus-came-from.html

  142. @Juvenalis
    @JohnnyWalker123

    From Audacious Epigone (on Unz) graph of General Social Survey data by ethnic ancestry, White Americans of Italian descent are the most immigration-restrictionist demographic in modern America. Remarkable contrast in attitudes between two groups probably most associated with Ellis Island era—and most impacted by 1920s immigration quotas—could not be sharper: one assimilated into White America vs. the other STILL pushes perpetual romanticized «Ellis Island Idealism»: today tikkun olam to open U.S. borders telling the entire Third World "give me your tired, your poor, your huddled masses"...

    https://unz.com/anepigone/ellis-island-idealism/


    Immigration Enthusiasm among European-descent US residents by ethnicity (% increase - % decrease):
    ————————
    *Jewish +14.4%
    ______________
    *Scandinavian -30.9%
    *Polish -31.3%
    *British -33.0%
    *Irish -33.1%
    *German -36.1%
    *Italian -38.1%

     
    https://www.unz.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/08/ellisisland.png

    Replies: @JohnnyWalker123

    Thanks.

    I find it interesting that there’s only a 7% gap between the Italians and Scandinavians. The least “cucked” and the most “cucked.”

    However, there’s 52.5% gap between Italians and Jews. These two groups arrived in America around the same time and settled in the same places. Yet they diverge so much on immigration.

    There’s a 45.3% gap between Scandinavians and Jews.

    Really makes you think.

    If not for the Jews, we’d have sane immigration policies. Heck, even Scandinavians would be solid on immigration.

    • Replies: @JimDandy
    @JohnnyWalker123

    Italians, as a group (despite their tendency to be proud of being Italian) strongly identify as being American.. Jews, not so much. It was not uncommon to hear second-generation Italians last century say "I'm not Italian, I'm American--kill those bastards" when discussing Italian anarchists who were causing troubling. Are there any Jews who say "I'm not Israeli, I'm American."? If so, they are outliers--and they are incorrect. All Jews are essentially citizens of the Jewish State, where Jonathan Pollard is regarded as a great hero.

    Replies: @JohnnyWalker123, @Dissident

  143. @Paul Jolliffe
    @JohnnyWalker123

    Off topic, but your kind of story:

    The 45 year old reporter who broke the 2016 story of Bill Clinton’s bizarre secret meeting on the airport tarmac with Attorney General Loretta Lynchwas found dead in his home yesterday off an “apparent suicide.”

    Right.

    Former Bama footballers, married to pretty volleyball players with whom they three kids, just off themselves out of the blue. Happens all the time . . ( especially when exposing the deeply suspicious activities of Bill and Hillary Clinton.)

    Christopher Sign was a successful ABC reporter who was his usual lively self on Friday night with colleagues “cutting up like we always do”, who showed no hint of any issues to anyone.

    The only issues we know of were of a different kind:

    He had received so many “credible death threats” that he and his wife had worked out secret code words with his kids . . .

    Yet before any investigation could possibly have completed ( the police are not sure what happened), even before an autopsy could be performed, the main stream media is determined to press the “apparent suicide” angle.

    Nope, nothing to see here.

    RIP, Christopher Sign.

    https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-9681551/amp/Journalist-broke-Bill-Clinton-Loretta-Lynch-tarmac-story-dies-suicide.html

    Replies: @Mr. Anon, @Desiderius, @tyrone, @JohnnyWalker123, @JohnnyWalker123

    Back in the 80s, the Clintons were involved in a series of assassinations around Mena, Arkansas. See above.

  144. @JohnnyWalker123
    @Juvenalis

    Thanks.

    I find it interesting that there's only a 7% gap between the Italians and Scandinavians. The least "cucked" and the most "cucked."

    However, there's 52.5% gap between Italians and Jews. These two groups arrived in America around the same time and settled in the same places. Yet they diverge so much on immigration.

    There's a 45.3% gap between Scandinavians and Jews.

    Really makes you think.

    If not for the Jews, we'd have sane immigration policies. Heck, even Scandinavians would be solid on immigration.

    Replies: @JimDandy

    Italians, as a group (despite their tendency to be proud of being Italian) strongly identify as being American.. Jews, not so much. It was not uncommon to hear second-generation Italians last century say “I’m not Italian, I’m American–kill those bastards” when discussing Italian anarchists who were causing troubling. Are there any Jews who say “I’m not Israeli, I’m American.”? If so, they are outliers–and they are incorrect. All Jews are essentially citizens of the Jewish State, where Jonathan Pollard is regarded as a great hero.

    • Agree: 3g4me
    • Replies: @JohnnyWalker123
    @JimDandy

    There are a disproportionate number of Italians who are good on the immigration issue. Tancredo, Barletta, Arpaio, Desantis, Paladino.

    One of Sheldon Adelson's last acts was to charter a plane to Israel for Jonathan Pollard.

    Replies: @JimDandy

    , @Dissident
    @JimDandy


    Are there any Jews who say “I’m not Israeli, I’m American.”?
     
    Yes, most.

    Moreover,
    1.) Jews, throughout the world, have always differed, often radically, from each other in their view of Zionism and the Zionist State that has usurped the name Israel.

    2.) Many Orthodox Jews consider Zionism antithetical to Judaism. In fact, Zionism, from its inception and in all of its various forms, was unequivocally condemned by an overwhelming consensus of the foremost rabbis. Of a number of different problems (theological as well as practical) with Zionism that they warned against, was the danger that it would cause the loyalty of Jews throughout the world to their host countries to be questioned. (Our religion instructs us that we must be loyal, law-abiding citizens of the lands in which we reside.)

    Thanks for asking. Links to related content below.

    From July 2020:
    Three Perspectives on Anti-Zionism: Miko Peled, Rabbi Yaakov Shapiro, and Professor Norton Mezvinsky
    - You Tube video
    - MP3 Audio (hosted at Podbean)

    Brief excerpts from Miko Peled's introductory monologue (edited from the auto-generated YouTube transcript):


    There's such a strong propaganda, such a strong campaign to delegitimize anyone who is anti-zionist by conflating anti-Zionism with antisemitism. [...]
    [...]we see some movement among liberal Zionists here in the united states who are beginning to question Zionism, beginning to question their loyalty and their sense of acceptance of the Jewish State[...]
    [...]my background is from an activist Zionist family; my grandparents immigrated to Palestine in order to bring about the Jewish State so whether it's in settling the land; in the military, like my father; whether it's in civil service[...]from within, in education, in healthcare, and all the different aspects that eventually came together and became the Jewish State, became the State of Israel...
     
    Miko Peled hosts Rabbi Yaakov Shapiro
    Part One, April 2020: MP3 audio | YouTube video
    Part Two, May 2020: MP3 audio | YouTube video

    Lectures by Rabbi Yaakov Shapiro
    Is Judaism a Nationality?
    September 2019 at the International Council for Middle East Studies' (ICMES) Faith, Community and Culture conference held in British Colombia.

    Has Zionism Hijacked Judaism?
    February 2017, Washington, DC

    Replies: @Mulga Mumblebrain

  145. For the several comments about why “Chicago Italians” didn’t brawl their way to keeping the Columbus statue: Chicago doesn’t really have an Italian-American community anymore, and neither does New York City. I’m sure someone on the South Side will disagree, but I’ve lived here for a long time too. The Chicago I know is primarily nonwhite, foreign born, and lower-income black. There aren’t all that many white people left in Chicago, and few of them care about Columbus Day. As well, my own feeling is that Columbus was not what we would recognize in modern times as Italian, and was working for Spain. I agree that the Chicago mayor did the wrong thing with the statue. Whatever the right decision was–probably to keep it–that wasn’t it. But people had no advance notice on the removal anyway.

    Balbo Drive: as far as I’m concerned, the city is welcome to change this name. I had never even heard of the man, and would have taken the name for Hispanic. But this cause has faded from view, as has changing North Columbus Drive. The solution here would be to use the name North Fairbanks, which is the same street anyway.

    • Replies: @mmack
    @cityview

    "The Chicago I know is primarily nonwhite, foreign born, and lower-income black. There aren’t all that many white people left in Chicago, and few of them care about Columbus Day."

    You really should get out more:

    https://www.census.gov/quickfacts/chicagocityillinois

    White alone, Not Hispanic or Latino 33%

    Now, I know, that's the government and they play little tricks about defining "White" people. But still, 33% of 2.7 million people isn't an insignificant number.

    "For the several comments about why “Chicago Italians” didn’t brawl their way to keeping the Columbus statue: Chicago doesn’t really have an Italian-American community anymore, and neither does New York City."

    Oddly enough, back in 2018 the non-existent Italian-American community could stop having Balbo Drive from being renamed Ida B. Wells Drive.

    https://www.wlsam.com/2018/06/20/by-bill-cameron-wls-am-news/

    "The mayor has ducked the idea, an Italian American organization is an opponent and it may not have had the votes to advance."

    Of course 2018 was another world.

    "But this cause has faded from view, as has changing North Columbus Drive."

    You are absolutely right: The City Council has bigger fish to fry, um, roads to rename.

    https://chicago.suntimes.com/fran-spielman-show/2021/6/10/22528171/lake-shore-drive-renaming-dusable-chicago-city-council-vote-alternatives-sophia-king

    After all with no other weighty decisions to make the City Council must rename the most widely known street in Chicago, because, DIVERSITY!

    "We will be seen as an even greater city. We’ll be even more marketable. In this day of Black reckoning and really trying to understand our history and stand up to all of the racial barriers of the past, this would be a great time to say that Chicago is a diverse city and we celebrate diversity and we understand that it only makes us stronger,” Ald. Sophia King said."

    No confirmation that Steve wrote Ald. King's remarks.

    Replies: @Desiderius, @cityview

  146. @Achmed E. Newman
    Nobody except possibly some of the attendees that raised hell looks good in this episode. I mean, read this crap:

    Others, including former RHS student Chiara Ricupero, educated the board and the public on the long history of Italian discrimination, including the fact that the single largest Lynching in American history saw eleven Italian men killed by a racist mob in New Orleans in 1891. She also shared that Italians were put in internment camps during WWII just like the Japanese, yet that information is not part of the school’s history curriculum.
     
    Give me a break! So, in defense of the Italians and Columbus Day: "We were poor victims of the White man too!" "Discrimination!" "Lynchings!" "Racists got us!" "We are not those White people you think we are." Sorry, that's nothing but more sorry-assed anti-White, victimist bullshit.

    I'd have a lot more respect for Chiara Ricupero if he were a fat mobster who came into the meeting and gave the school board an offer that they no canna' refuse.

    Replies: @Spect3r

    I think the expression “2 can play this game” is what is at work here.
    If you cant beat them, join them.

    • Replies: @Desiderius
    @Spect3r

    It's probably a losing strategy but at least it's a strategy. Unclear how strong they are until you push back somehow.

    https://twitter.com/17cShyteposter/status/1404330333940555776?s=20

    Replies: @Spect3r

  147. @Buffalo Joe
    @Supply and Demand

    S and D, St. Joseph's Day is a Sicilian feast day, as St. Joseph is the Patron saint of Sicily.

    Replies: @Supply and Demand

    The majority of American Italians emigrated from areas that comprised the former kingdom of the Two Sicilies.

  148. @Reg Cæsar
    @Achmed E. Newman


    Columbus didn’t discover Italy.

     

    Nor America. Not ours, at least.

    Puerto Rico doesn't count.


    http://elizabethanenglandlife.com/images/Christopher-Columbus-voyage-routes.jpg

    Replies: @Supply and Demand

    That will have new meaning when PR becomes America’s 51st state.

    • Replies: @Reg Cæsar
    @Supply and Demand


    That will have new meaning when PR becomes America’s 51st state.
     
    America's Taiwan.

    Except Taiwan doesn't speak a foreign language.
  149. @Hi There
    Indigenous Peoples Day is the perfect way to honor the slavery, human sacrifice, and cannibalism practiced by the Indigenous American Indians of America.

    Replies: @Achmed E. Newman, @Dissident

    Indigenous Peoples Day is the perfect way to honor the slavery, human sacrifice, and cannibalism practiced by the Indigenous American Indians of America.

    How different is such a sentiment from that which justifies intervention into foreign lands with the rationale of civilizing, enlightening or liberating them? As savage as many of the American Indians may have been, were they any less justified in resisting and fighting off foreign invaders than US citizens are today in doing so?

    • Replies: @Hi There
    @Dissident

    I'm not sure I parsed your comment correctly.

    I imagine most Europeans who traveled to the Americas did so simply to seek a better life for themselves, not to civilize or liberate strangers.

    I presume you are suggesting a parallel between American Indians fighting off Europeans and US residents resisting immigration. I've been reading isteve long enough that that parallel is old news.

    My remark was supposed to be a joke, poking fun at the political left that dominates the culture and normally paint Indians as saintly victims and whites as the villains practicing slavery.

    Replies: @Dissident

  150. Anonymous[109] • Disclaimer says:
    @Supply and Demand
    it just goes to show how deracinated Italian-Americans have become that they prefer "Columbus" day celebrating a Genoese in service of Spain discovering ZOG, as opposed to either St. Catherine or St. Joesph's day.

    Evola was right about America "negrofying" everyone there. He should've also added "secularizing". Do you think Italians in Italy give a shit about Columbus?

    Replies: @Achmed E. Newman, @J.Ross, @Buffalo Joe, @Anonymous, @GeneralRipper

    Do you think Italians in Italy give a shit about Columbus?

    Genoese adore him. Venetians hate him.

    It’s complicated.

    • Replies: @Mario Partisan
    @Anonymous

    Viva La Serenissima!

  151. If we can’t celebrate Columbus day, Robert E lee’s birth day, or Jefferson Davis birthday, then we should not celebrate the communist M L K negro day either.

  152. If we can’t celebrate Columbus day, Robert E lee’s birthday, or Jefferson Davis birthday, then we should not celebrate the communist M L K negro day either.

  153. @Not Raul
    @S. Anonyia


    I don’t know about really loving Columbus Day but we aren’t Italians and we have positive perceptions of Columbus as an adventurer.
     
    Columbus wasn’t necessarily Italian. He might have been Catalan, and named Colom.

    Also, my grandfather was a member of the Knights of Columbus (I don’t know why the NYT article references it as an Italian organization, it’s just a Catholic fraternal organization)
     
    When I was young, I knew that it was a Catholic organization; but I was under the impression that a majority of the members were Italian American. Then, as an adult, someone who I worked with who was from Ohio told me that, over there, lots of German Americans were in the organization. I believe that there are parts of Ohio with a large German American Catholic population.

    Replies: @Desiderius, @HbutnotG

    I live in one now. Thriving. Blacks like living here and mow their lawns.

    WASPs could learn a thing or two.

    • Agree: Not Raul
  154. @Spect3r
    @Achmed E. Newman

    I think the expression "2 can play this game" is what is at work here.
    If you cant beat them, join them.

    Replies: @Desiderius

    It’s probably a losing strategy but at least it’s a strategy. Unclear how strong they are until you push back somehow.

    • Replies: @Spect3r
    @Desiderius

    I been going on with this kind of tactic.

    Vegetarian SJW's coming up with a Vegan version of Alheira (that is a dish the Jews living in Portugal invented during the time of Inquisition), i have been accusing them of cultural appropriation.

    The ones wearing nonprescription glasses i have been accusing them of being insensitive towards people with true eyesight issues.

    Am i getting anywhere far with this? No, dont think so.
    But boy, is it funny to watch their brains twist and turn.

    Now, in the case we are talking in specific it will probably not work, since everyone considers Italians as white nowadays, so, they aren't getting any love or recognition.
    However, if enough people start pushing back, maybe we can get some of this insanity controlled.

    Replies: @J.Ross

  155. anon[115] • Disclaimer says:
    @Jonathan Mason

    It was also my impression that spring break was another name for Easter, but avoiding the use of religious terminology.

     


    Nah. Wrong again, limey.

     

    So why don't you explain your point of view and where I am going wrong on this. This is what Wikipedia says:



    Spring break is a vacation period including Easter holidays in early spring at universities and schools, which started during the 1930s in the US (but already existed in Europe since the late 1800s) and is now observed in many other countries as well.[1] Spring break is frequently associated with extensive gatherings and riotous partying in warm climate locations such as Daytona Beach, Florida, Panama City Beach, Florida, Gulf Shores, Alabama and Cancún, Mexico, attended regardless of participants' educational standings.

    As a holiday it is variously known as Easter vacation, Easter holiday, Easter break, spring break, spring vacation, mid-term break, study week, reading week, reading period, Easter week or March break, depending on regional conventions.

    In the United States, spring break at universities, colleges, and many k-12 school systems can occur from March to April, depending on term dates and when Easter holiday falls. Usually, spring break is about one week long.

    So it appears to me that since there is no Easter holiday in the US for reasons of disestablishment of religion, the Easter holiday is known in the US by the secular name of Spring Break, as in Russia. So this is the reason that the US does not have Easter holidays like almost every other western formerly Christian nation. Or am I wrong, and Wikipedia wrong?

    Replies: @anon, @Reg Cæsar

    So why don’t you explain your point of view and where I am going wrong on this.

    Well, ok, I can try. Easter is the commemoration of Jesus Christ rising on the third day after the crucifixion. It is more or less 2,000 years old. There is an algorithm to calculate which Sunday in any given year is Easter Sunday.

    Spring Break is a custom invented in the US collegiate world in the late 1920’s to 1930’s. It is assigned to a week in March, generally speaking. In the 80’s some public schools began to adopt it as well. Some very large school systems have a staggered schedule, where some schools take the 2nd full week off, other schools the 3rd week off, and still others the 4th week off.

    So let’s say State U always chooses the third full week of March for Spring Break, while Easter may fall in March or may fall in April. The two dates may coincide, or may not. This year Easter was on April 4. Even you can see that April is not the same month as March, thus Spring Break at State U did not happen in the same time period as Easter.

    Many places in the US still take Good Friday off, although they may now call it by some other name such as “Spring Holiday”; we can’t have Christian holy days leaking too much into the public square, of course, because that would lead to a theocracy forcing women to wear wimples, men to wear big hats with buckles on them, witch burnings, and so forth. I’m sure you agree this is totally possible.

    So to recap, Easter is about 2,000 years old while Spring Break is 80 – 90 years old, Easter is associated with Passover for reasons I probably cannot explain to you, while Spring Break is just a given week in March, and therefore the overlap can be 100% but also it can be 0%. Because the two events are not really related to each other in the calendar sense.

    Probably all school days out of the classroom should be known as Days Off, while days in the classroom can be labeled Daze Off.

  156. @Desiderius
    @Spect3r

    It's probably a losing strategy but at least it's a strategy. Unclear how strong they are until you push back somehow.

    https://twitter.com/17cShyteposter/status/1404330333940555776?s=20

    Replies: @Spect3r

    I been going on with this kind of tactic.

    Vegetarian SJW’s coming up with a Vegan version of Alheira (that is a dish the Jews living in Portugal invented during the time of Inquisition), i have been accusing them of cultural appropriation.

    The ones wearing nonprescription glasses i have been accusing them of being insensitive towards people with true eyesight issues.

    Am i getting anywhere far with this? No, dont think so.
    But boy, is it funny to watch their brains twist and turn.

    Now, in the case we are talking in specific it will probably not work, since everyone considers Italians as white nowadays, so, they aren’t getting any love or recognition.
    However, if enough people start pushing back, maybe we can get some of this insanity controlled.

    • Replies: @J.Ross
    @Spect3r

    >alheira was developed to be kosher chorizo
    Interesting, chorizo is the one treyf food (along with raw oysters) I would offer to a Jew on a rumspringa. They probably get bothered about bacon all the time, but Jews are thoroughly familiar with salty and crispy things, and continental chorizo and raw oysters are unique. Mexican chorizo is not chorizo.

    Replies: @Spect3r

  157. @JMcG
    @AnotherDad

    I disagree on vouchers. If private schools are made more affordable to blacks, they’ll be destroyed. No body is going to pay thousands for their kids to sit next to the same black kids they could sit next to for free. Also, along with the king’s shilling come the king’s rules. No more expelling the unruly if it results in disparate impact.
    Unfortunately, it seems like a lot of private schools are embracing the woke. The Catholic schools are quickly pricing themselves out of business.

    Replies: @Abolish_public_education, @AnotherDad

    I disagree on vouchers. If private schools are made more affordable to blacks, they’ll be destroyed

    You don’t have to send your kids to that school–that’s the whole point.

    Public education–a huge tax bite, and no choice; one size fits all.

    Vouchers–a huge tax bite, but parents get even more back and are in the position of a buyer choosing the education for their kid.

    • Replies: @Reg Cæsar
    @AnotherDad


    Vouchers–a huge tax bite, but parents get even more back and are in the position of a buyer choosing the education for their kid.
     
    How'd that work for universities? Their students have been getting vouchers since WWII.

    A fundamental problem with vouchers is that they divide the influence of two groups-- the parents and the taxpayers. More for one, less for the other.


    Good luck balancing that.
  158. Related:

  159. @JimDandy
    @JohnnyWalker123

    Italians, as a group (despite their tendency to be proud of being Italian) strongly identify as being American.. Jews, not so much. It was not uncommon to hear second-generation Italians last century say "I'm not Italian, I'm American--kill those bastards" when discussing Italian anarchists who were causing troubling. Are there any Jews who say "I'm not Israeli, I'm American."? If so, they are outliers--and they are incorrect. All Jews are essentially citizens of the Jewish State, where Jonathan Pollard is regarded as a great hero.

    Replies: @JohnnyWalker123, @Dissident

    There are a disproportionate number of Italians who are good on the immigration issue. Tancredo, Barletta, Arpaio, Desantis, Paladino.

    One of Sheldon Adelson’s last acts was to charter a plane to Israel for Jonathan Pollard.

    • Replies: @JimDandy
    @JohnnyWalker123

    Didn't know that about Adelson. I'm impressed that he could actually do something to make him sink in my estimation.

  160. @pgbh
    So the meeting packed with Italians wound up crowded, disorderly and rambunctious... of course, I see nothing humorous or in any way remarkable there.

    Replies: @Dumbo, @JimDandy, @Ragno

    You caught us, huh? Can’t put anything past you!

    Okay, now hurry and get your bucket and sponges…..those Negroes’ feet aren’t gonna wash themselves, y’know.

  161. @Abolish_public_education
    @JMcG

    Elite private schools will respond to vouchers by either raising prices or declining to accept them.

    Non-elites would by-&-large eagerly accept the welfare. All the strings will drive them to retain lawyers and consultants, in order to not run afoul of the regulations. Higher administrative costs put upward pressure on tuition rates.

    Vouchers will make private schools even less affordable.

    Public education began, in many states, as a “matching funds” program. Parents who committed to pay, out of their own pockets, to send their kids to the little red schoolhouse for 3 months per year (that had been the cultural norm, anyhow) would qualify for tax dollars to pay for another 90 days.

    Thus, the 180 d school “year”. And here we are.

    Look for the government to try to destroy home schools by offering them “free” money.

    Replies: @Buffalo Joe

    A_P_E, good and valid points. In Cleveland residents can get vouchers to attend Religious, Prep or private schools. They recently expanded the program so that the private schools do not have to be in the city. But, to your point, if tuition is $10,000,$12,000 or $14,000 per year, you still have a large tuition bill after you hand in yout $6000 vouvher. Some private schools are still test in and I doubt they would change that. Catholic schools went away when the Dioceses stopped funding them and there was no more free labor, as in nuns who taught. Also, parents at private schools will turn off the gift donations any time they don’t like the way the school is being run. Those gifts are often six figures.My son coached at a prep school. In one year he saw checks for $10,000 and $200,000 given to the athletic department. One mega donor gave enough to fund the whole new athletic complex and a chapel.

    • Replies: @Abolish_public_education
    @Buffalo Joe

    The Catholic schools have replaced the free labor with “professional” (expensive, non-teaching) psychologists, guidance counselors, and other sorts of “life coaches”.

    Because public schools are such a great model to emulate.

    Replies: @Reg Cæsar

  162. @3g4me
    @Muggles

    @75 Muggles: Some 'renaming' worked beyond the progenitors' wildest dreams. Jevvs pushed hard in the mid '60s onward to get rid of BC and AD (before Christ and Anno Domini/Year of Our Lord) - i.e. any acknowledgement, even by mere date, that Christianity had any impact on or was in any way inherent to Western Civilization. They utterly succeeded, to the point that one cannot find a history book published in the last 25 years at least that does not use the Jevvs preferred substitutions of Before Common Era and After Common Era - utterly nonsensical, ethnically constructed and meaningless terms that were intended as part of a great push to remove Christianity from all White nations. They've won in the short term, but please God if there is any justice in store it will all turn to ashes for them in the end.

    Replies: @adreadline

    Christianity inherent to Western Civilization? The Middle Eastern Jewish cult that grew into a religion?

    I consider it very impressive that White Europeans achieved what they did while adopting non-White European Christianity as their religion. It might have overall dragged them down, but they still pulled it off. Quite a remarkable achievement. I do think they’d have done much better being guided by Odin, and would have avoided of the problems they have today if they did. But that was not to be.

    I do agree with you, however, that there is a push by the godless irreligious to erase the influence of what will eventually be most religions, but particularly Christianity (due to its association with Europeans), and most specially the Protestantism adopted by the now despised Northern Europeans, despised despite — or because of — them having created so much of the modern world.

  163. @Hernan Pizzaro del Blanco
    @3g4me

    Good point. All the private schools give scholarships to blacks because they want diversity and good sports teams. The typical private high school is more woke than the public schools

    Replies: @Buffalo Joe

    Hern, you are absolutely right. The Jesuits, Franciscans and Christian Brothers love to display the state championship trophies for football, track, basketball and baseball in cases that line the hallways. Rarely see the plaque for the state spelling contest.

    • Agree: Desiderius
  164. @Supply and Demand
    @Reg Cæsar

    That will have new meaning when PR becomes America’s 51st state.

    Replies: @Reg Cæsar

    That will have new meaning when PR becomes America’s 51st state.

    America’s Taiwan.

    Except Taiwan doesn’t speak a foreign language.

  165. @Hangnail Hans
    @Desiderius

    But what did those Italians in New Orleans do to get lynched? I used to live in New Orleans, and never heard of it.

    The whole metro was a true polyglot society. Irish, Creole, Italian, French, WASPs, Slavs what have you. Everyone got along fine, except for the negroes who made themselves a complete nuisance wherever they were found.

    Replies: @S. Anonyia, @Dmon, @Alden

    The Italian mafia murderer the chief of police one evening outside his home. The 11 who did it were arrested and tried. As soon as the first arrests happened, the mafia began threatening the detectives prosecutors and witnesses.

    When the trial began, judge jury court personnel prosecutors were again threatened with death for themselves and their families by the mafia.

    The jury submitted and found the murderers not guilty to save their and their families lives. But even during the trial the jurors talked among themselves and with others about how to achieve justice for the murder of the police chief. Murder of a police chief isn’t just murder of one man. It’s a blatant show of force that we, the mafia rule this town and are exempt from the law.

    Very similar to today’s blacks rioting when black surf addict career criminals die of drug overdoses while resisting arrest.

    So the murders were acquitted. Shortly after, a group of vigilantes, including jury members hung the mafia members.

    The first Italians, or Sicilian Calabrese Napoli mafia infested crew arrived in Louisiana around 1840. They were farmers. They brought their equipment seeds, plants and money to buy or rent small truck or market farms near New Orleans. They thrived. Often by intimidating other farmers who brought food supplies to the New Orleans food markets.

    Soon the mafia controlled the farmers and the city markets. They set up a toll system on the roads to the city. Pay us or first we’ll dump your load into the dirt and drive the horses or mules over it so you can’t salvage it. Don’t pay? Then we’ll take your horses and wagons. Then burn down your barns and houses. Soon every farmer and business owner was paying extortion fees to the mafia. Even Italians whose sole income was wages paid a weekly extortion fee to the mafia. The usual kidnapping threats arson threats the Italian community was controlled by the mafia.

    Decades later, some victims of mafia extortion were ready to testify against the mafia. The police chief and prosecutors began an investigation not into individual crimes but into the organized crime aspect.

    Mafia murders shot down the police chief in the street. Both to stop the investigation and as a show of force and power. There were witnesses. The murderers were arrested and found not guilty thought jury tampering and intimidation.

    It was the jurors who organized the death penalty for the murderers of the chief who threatened the jurors and their families all during the trial.

    I’m sure Wikipedia has some nonsensical c**p about evil Anglo Saxon anti catholic nativists types lynching the murderers of the police chief.

    But in reality, the men lynched were mafia hit men who had a long history of ruling NOLA metro area Italians through threats, kidnapping and murder.

    Italy was not sending its best in the 19th century.

    • Thanks: Hangnail Hans
    • Replies: @Mario Partisan
    @Alden


    Italy was not sending its best in the 19th century.
     
    Agree. In northern Italy there is a saying - Sicily isn't where Italy ends, but where Africa begins.

    That said, hats off to these based Sicilians.
  166. @AnotherDad
    @JMcG


    I disagree on vouchers. If private schools are made more affordable to blacks, they’ll be destroyed
     
    You don't have to send your kids to that school--that's the whole point.

    Public education--a huge tax bite, and no choice; one size fits all.

    Vouchers--a huge tax bite, but parents get even more back and are in the position of a buyer choosing the education for their kid.

    Replies: @Reg Cæsar

    Vouchers–a huge tax bite, but parents get even more back and are in the position of a buyer choosing the education for their kid.

    How’d that work for universities? Their students have been getting vouchers since WWII.

    A fundamental problem with vouchers is that they divide the influence of two groups– the parents and the taxpayers. More for one, less for the other.

    Good luck balancing that.

    • Agree: Desiderius
  167. @Jonathan Mason

    It was also my impression that spring break was another name for Easter, but avoiding the use of religious terminology.

     


    Nah. Wrong again, limey.

     

    So why don't you explain your point of view and where I am going wrong on this. This is what Wikipedia says:



    Spring break is a vacation period including Easter holidays in early spring at universities and schools, which started during the 1930s in the US (but already existed in Europe since the late 1800s) and is now observed in many other countries as well.[1] Spring break is frequently associated with extensive gatherings and riotous partying in warm climate locations such as Daytona Beach, Florida, Panama City Beach, Florida, Gulf Shores, Alabama and Cancún, Mexico, attended regardless of participants' educational standings.

    As a holiday it is variously known as Easter vacation, Easter holiday, Easter break, spring break, spring vacation, mid-term break, study week, reading week, reading period, Easter week or March break, depending on regional conventions.

    In the United States, spring break at universities, colleges, and many k-12 school systems can occur from March to April, depending on term dates and when Easter holiday falls. Usually, spring break is about one week long.

    So it appears to me that since there is no Easter holiday in the US for reasons of disestablishment of religion, the Easter holiday is known in the US by the secular name of Spring Break, as in Russia. So this is the reason that the US does not have Easter holidays like almost every other western formerly Christian nation. Or am I wrong, and Wikipedia wrong?

    Replies: @anon, @Reg Cæsar

    So it appears to me that since there is no Easter holiday in the US for reasons of disestablishment of religion…

    Easter Sunday falls on, wait a minute… Sunday. It is already a day off. What America lacks is an Easter Monday or Good Friday off as well. Those are common across Christendom, and were once established in many states.

    No, we were never like Denmark, a country with a Christian flag which has legal holidays for Easter Monday, Ascension Day, Pentecost Monday, and something called Great Prayer Day. But we did have some, and unlike the Danes we would actually go to church.

    • Replies: @jill
    @Reg Cæsar

    "Easter Sunday falls on"

    I remember that well from my grammar school. The question was asked in class and was responded to by someone I always admired. Never forgot the answer.

    Easter Sunday is the first Sunday after the first full moon after March 21.

    Replies: @Alden

    , @Jonathan Mason
    @Reg Cæsar

    Christmas Day sometimes falls on a Sunday, but guess what, it is then celebrated on an alternate day. Ditto New Year's Day, which invariably falls on the same day of the week as Christmas Day.

    In any case the term Easter holiday loosely encompasses the whole of Holy Week plus Easter Monday, which is the third day after Good Friday if my math is correct.

    In the United States the so-called Holiday Season when people in stores say "Happy Holidays" encompasses everything from Thanksgiving to MLK Day and includes Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, and the feast of St. Stephen. In fact it almost includes Groundhog Day and Valentine's Day.

    Replies: @Wilkey

  168. @Reg Cæsar
    @Jonathan Mason


    So it appears to me that since there is no Easter holiday in the US for reasons of disestablishment of religion...
     
    Easter Sunday falls on, wait a minute... Sunday. It is already a day off. What America lacks is an Easter Monday or Good Friday off as well. Those are common across Christendom, and were once established in many states.

    No, we were never like Denmark, a country with a Christian flag which has legal holidays for Easter Monday, Ascension Day, Pentecost Monday, and something called Great Prayer Day. But we did have some, and unlike the Danes we would actually go to church.

    Replies: @jill, @Jonathan Mason

    “Easter Sunday falls on”

    I remember that well from my grammar school. The question was asked in class and was responded to by someone I always admired. Never forgot the answer.

    Easter Sunday is the first Sunday after the first full moon after March 21.

    • Replies: @Alden
    @jill

    Or Easter Sunday is the first Sunday after Passover.

  169. @Dissident
    @Hi There


    Indigenous Peoples Day is the perfect way to honor the slavery, human sacrifice, and cannibalism practiced by the Indigenous American Indians of America.
     
    How different is such a sentiment from that which justifies intervention into foreign lands with the rationale of civilizing, enlightening or liberating them? As savage as many of the American Indians may have been, were they any less justified in resisting and fighting off foreign invaders than US citizens are today in doing so?

    Replies: @Hi There

    I’m not sure I parsed your comment correctly.

    I imagine most Europeans who traveled to the Americas did so simply to seek a better life for themselves, not to civilize or liberate strangers.

    I presume you are suggesting a parallel between American Indians fighting off Europeans and US residents resisting immigration. I’ve been reading isteve long enough that that parallel is old news.

    My remark was supposed to be a joke, poking fun at the political left that dominates the culture and normally paint Indians as saintly victims and whites as the villains practicing slavery.

    • Replies: @Dissident
    @Hi There



    How different is such a sentiment from that which justifies intervention into foreign lands with the rationale of civilizing, enlightening or liberating them?
     
    I imagine most Europeans who traveled to the Americas did so simply to seek a better life for themselves, not to civilize or liberate strangers.
     
    I was referring, in that sentence above, to what our host has famously coined Invade the World foreign policy; military invasions for which humanitarian rationales (in addition to ones of security and national interest) are typically, if not invariably, offered.

    My remark was supposed to be a joke, poking fun at the political left that dominates the culture and normally paint Indians as saintly victims and whites as the villains practicing slavery.
     
    The often abject savagery of at least many of the Indians should indeed neither be elided nor whitewashed. But neither, however, should the fact that it was the European settlers who were the ones who invaded said indigenous peoples, while they were living on their land, to begin with. And did the violence that was perpetrated against such populations amount to anything less than genocide?

    To cite their savagery as a justification (whether explicitly or implicitly) for said invasion and violence? Just how fundamentally different is that from the pretexts for Invade the World foreign policy that I cited above? That was my primary point.

    Thank you for the civil and sincere reply. My apologies if I was not clear.

  170. Since it’s in the middle of Pride Month, are they going to rename today as Fag Day?

  171. @cityview
    For the several comments about why "Chicago Italians" didn't brawl their way to keeping the Columbus statue: Chicago doesn't really have an Italian-American community anymore, and neither does New York City. I'm sure someone on the South Side will disagree, but I've lived here for a long time too. The Chicago I know is primarily nonwhite, foreign born, and lower-income black. There aren't all that many white people left in Chicago, and few of them care about Columbus Day. As well, my own feeling is that Columbus was not what we would recognize in modern times as Italian, and was working for Spain. I agree that the Chicago mayor did the wrong thing with the statue. Whatever the right decision was--probably to keep it--that wasn't it. But people had no advance notice on the removal anyway.

    Balbo Drive: as far as I'm concerned, the city is welcome to change this name. I had never even heard of the man, and would have taken the name for Hispanic. But this cause has faded from view, as has changing North Columbus Drive. The solution here would be to use the name North Fairbanks, which is the same street anyway.

    Replies: @mmack

    “The Chicago I know is primarily nonwhite, foreign born, and lower-income black. There aren’t all that many white people left in Chicago, and few of them care about Columbus Day.”

    You really should get out more:

    https://www.census.gov/quickfacts/chicagocityillinois

    White alone, Not Hispanic or Latino 33%

    Now, I know, that’s the government and they play little tricks about defining “White” people. But still, 33% of 2.7 million people isn’t an insignificant number.

    “For the several comments about why “Chicago Italians” didn’t brawl their way to keeping the Columbus statue: Chicago doesn’t really have an Italian-American community anymore, and neither does New York City.”

    Oddly enough, back in 2018 the non-existent Italian-American community could stop having Balbo Drive from being renamed Ida B. Wells Drive.

    https://www.wlsam.com/2018/06/20/by-bill-cameron-wls-am-news/

    “The mayor has ducked the idea, an Italian American organization is an opponent and it may not have had the votes to advance.”

    Of course 2018 was another world.

    “But this cause has faded from view, as has changing North Columbus Drive.”

    You are absolutely right: The City Council has bigger fish to fry, um, roads to rename.

    https://chicago.suntimes.com/fran-spielman-show/2021/6/10/22528171/lake-shore-drive-renaming-dusable-chicago-city-council-vote-alternatives-sophia-king

    After all with no other weighty decisions to make the City Council must rename the most widely known street in Chicago, because, DIVERSITY!

    “We will be seen as an even greater city. We’ll be even more marketable. In this day of Black reckoning and really trying to understand our history and stand up to all of the racial barriers of the past, this would be a great time to say that Chicago is a diverse city and we celebrate diversity and we understand that it only makes us stronger,” Ald. Sophia King said.”

    No confirmation that Steve wrote Ald. King’s remarks.

    • Replies: @Desiderius
    @mmack

    Speaking of Chi-town:

    https://twitter.com/RogueScholarPr/status/1403457347318648832?s=20

    Teigen got him

    https://twitter.com/Cernovich/status/1404592068081557509?s=20

    Replies: @anon

    , @cityview
    @mmack

    I'm not sure who should get out more. I thought somebody would bring up the 1/3 demographics. I think those numbers used to be true, but my own experience more recently doesn't bear those numbers out. I will say that I think the white population is disproportionately elderly, in some cases very elderly. I think maybe you and I live in very different neighborhoods. In any event, few people now here care about Columbus Day, but I think attention is shifting back to discussion about topics like the CTU contracts, pensions, benefits, etc.

  172. @Spect3r
    @Desiderius

    I been going on with this kind of tactic.

    Vegetarian SJW's coming up with a Vegan version of Alheira (that is a dish the Jews living in Portugal invented during the time of Inquisition), i have been accusing them of cultural appropriation.

    The ones wearing nonprescription glasses i have been accusing them of being insensitive towards people with true eyesight issues.

    Am i getting anywhere far with this? No, dont think so.
    But boy, is it funny to watch their brains twist and turn.

    Now, in the case we are talking in specific it will probably not work, since everyone considers Italians as white nowadays, so, they aren't getting any love or recognition.
    However, if enough people start pushing back, maybe we can get some of this insanity controlled.

    Replies: @J.Ross

    >alheira was developed to be kosher chorizo
    Interesting, chorizo is the one treyf food (along with raw oysters) I would offer to a Jew on a rumspringa. They probably get bothered about bacon all the time, but Jews are thoroughly familiar with salty and crispy things, and continental chorizo and raw oysters are unique. Mexican chorizo is not chorizo.

    • Replies: @Spect3r
    @J.Ross

    ">alheira was developed to be kosher chorizo"

    Indeed, you are correct.
    And its amazing, one of my favorite Portuguese dishes.

    I do not know how chorizo is made in Mexico, but in Portugal, we have over a dozen different ones (and then plenty of others that to the untrained eye look like chorizo, but they are not), we have blood chorizo, meat, black, etc, etc, etc, etc, and apparently the Jews can't eat any of them (their loss).

  173. @Desiderius
    https://twitter.com/kwamurai/status/1403505127298940930?s=20

    https://twitter.com/kwamurai/status/1403538184898854915?s=20

    Replies: @J.Ross

    Ah, there you go with the anti-Semitism. You see, David French wants to be your friend, he wants to identify as a centrist or center-right, but, well, when you don’t let him become the president of your country club, he really has no choice but to aggressively subvert his nominal country and lie about legislation.
    ———-
    Chutzpah watermark: fighting back against CRT is “banning ideas.” Should I look up French’s opinion of David Irving?

    • Replies: @Dissident
    @J.Ross


    Ah, there you go with the anti-Semitism. You see, David French wants to be your friend,[...]
     
    David French is an evangelical Christian. (Or, at least, that he is how self-identifies, affiliates, and is at least nearly universally identified as by others.) Has anyone* even claimed that he is or was Jewish?

    *Anyone, that is, other than the raving loons who claim that pretty much anyone and everyone whom they view as villains, including Dwight Eisenhower and Joseph Stalin, were/are Jews.

    , @Desiderius
    @J.Ross

    French is Pentecostal dumbass. That’s about as far from Jewish as you can get.

    Replies: @J.Ross, @J.Ross

    , @Reg Cæsar
    @J.Ross


    Should I look up French’s opinion of David Irving?
     
    Anyone who thinks Hitler was straight cannot be trusted.
  174. @Lurker
    @TomSchmidt


    Great scenes of generic food in the 80s movie Repo Man. Thanks for bringing back memories.
     
    Beat me to it!

    https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DenWr5wV4AA_04M?format=jpg&name=360x360

    John Lydon was amused by it:

    https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DenWr5tUcAACJqf?format=jpg&name=360x360

    Used the idea himself:

    https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/thumb/5/54/Public_image_ltd_album_cover.jpg/220px-Public_image_ltd_album_cover.jpg

    Replies: @J.Ross

    In the same vein there were “generic novels,” but the people producing them gave up after the first set because it’s actually hard to write even a bad novel.

  175. @Buffalo Joe
    @Abolish_public_education

    A_P_E, good and valid points. In Cleveland residents can get vouchers to attend Religious, Prep or private schools. They recently expanded the program so that the private schools do not have to be in the city. But, to your point, if tuition is $10,000,$12,000 or $14,000 per year, you still have a large tuition bill after you hand in yout $6000 vouvher. Some private schools are still test in and I doubt they would change that. Catholic schools went away when the Dioceses stopped funding them and there was no more free labor, as in nuns who taught. Also, parents at private schools will turn off the gift donations any time they don't like the way the school is being run. Those gifts are often six figures.My son coached at a prep school. In one year he saw checks for $10,000 and $200,000 given to the athletic department. One mega donor gave enough to fund the whole new athletic complex and a chapel.

    Replies: @Abolish_public_education

    The Catholic schools have replaced the free labor with “professional” (expensive, non-teaching) psychologists, guidance counselors, and other sorts of “life coaches”.

    Because public schools are such a great model to emulate.

    • Replies: @Reg Cæsar
    @Abolish_public_education


    The Catholic schools have replaced the free labor...
     
    That labor was far from free. Have you weighed Sister recently?


    The Chicago Catholic DACA Weight-loss Plan for Fat Priests and Nuns
  176. @Wilkey

    The Randolph Board of Education voted unanimously to remove the names of all holidays from the school calendar, and plans to simply call everything “Day Off.”
     
    Thank God for diversity and multiculturalism. They make us stronger.

    I hear Hallmark is going to have a whole slew of movies this December celebrating the Day Off season, so that everyone can get into the Day Off spirit.

    Replies: @Known Fact, @PSR

    Most schools have long dismissed “Christmas break” in favor of “Winter break.” Just a coincidence that is always falls in the weeks around Christmas.

  177. @Reg Cæsar
    @Jonathan Mason


    So it appears to me that since there is no Easter holiday in the US for reasons of disestablishment of religion...
     
    Easter Sunday falls on, wait a minute... Sunday. It is already a day off. What America lacks is an Easter Monday or Good Friday off as well. Those are common across Christendom, and were once established in many states.

    No, we were never like Denmark, a country with a Christian flag which has legal holidays for Easter Monday, Ascension Day, Pentecost Monday, and something called Great Prayer Day. But we did have some, and unlike the Danes we would actually go to church.

    Replies: @jill, @Jonathan Mason

    Christmas Day sometimes falls on a Sunday, but guess what, it is then celebrated on an alternate day. Ditto New Year’s Day, which invariably falls on the same day of the week as Christmas Day.

    In any case the term Easter holiday loosely encompasses the whole of Holy Week plus Easter Monday, which is the third day after Good Friday if my math is correct.

    In the United States the so-called Holiday Season when people in stores say “Happy Holidays” encompasses everything from Thanksgiving to MLK Day and includes Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, and the feast of St. Stephen. In fact it almost includes Groundhog Day and Valentine’s Day.

    • Replies: @Wilkey
    @Jonathan Mason


    In the United States the so-called Holiday Season when people in stores say “Happy Holidays” encompasses everything from Thanksgiving to MLK Day and includes Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, and the feast of St. Stephen. In fact it almost includes Groundhog Day and Valentine’s Day.
     
    Groundhog Day is the same day as Candlemas, which in many countries is the day you remove your Christmas decorations. As in most English-speaking countries, in the United States - for those who know a damn thing about these traditions - it is more common to remove them on Twelfth Night (January 5) or Epiphany (January 6).

    Of course for most Americans the Christmas season ends on December 25, when all of the presents are opened.

    I don't think anyone treats Valentine's Day as part of "the holiday season." It is completely different in style and purpose from the other holidays, and no one actually gets a day off work for it.

    As for Kwanzaa, about 15 people celebrated it back in the early 90s. No one celebrates it anymore, not even in the Year of Floyd. Kwanzaa has no traditions that blacks actually enjoy celebrating. But we can now look forward to huge numbers of DUI deaths and mass shootings on June 19th each year. Maybe we can start calling May 25 - June 19 the Floydmas Season.

    Leave it to Congress to create a black holiday that is so close in proximity to other holidays that it is essentially pointless and/or redundant. MLK Day comes 2-3 weeks after the last of three straight holidays, while Juneteenth lands right between Memorial Day and July 4th. No one but government workers will actually get the day off, no one but blacks will hold barbecues, and - since most schools are out - most students (blessedly) won't even celebrate or learn about it.
  178. @Sir Launcelot Canning
    Italian-Americans are the least cucked of all Euro-Americans. Maybe not Albanian - or Croation-Americans.

    Except for the detestable Robin D'Angelo, and that might be her married name.

    Replies: @Redman

    Serbs are pretty red-pilled too. Actually most Eastern Europeans come to think of it.

  179. @Alden
    @Hangnail Hans

    The Italian mafia murderer the chief of police one evening outside his home. The 11 who did it were arrested and tried. As soon as the first arrests happened, the mafia began threatening the detectives prosecutors and witnesses.

    When the trial began, judge jury court personnel prosecutors were again threatened with death for themselves and their families by the mafia.

    The jury submitted and found the murderers not guilty to save their and their families lives. But even during the trial the jurors talked among themselves and with others about how to achieve justice for the murder of the police chief. Murder of a police chief isn’t just murder of one man. It’s a blatant show of force that we, the mafia rule this town and are exempt from the law.

    Very similar to today’s blacks rioting when black surf addict career criminals die of drug overdoses while resisting arrest.

    So the murders were acquitted. Shortly after, a group of vigilantes, including jury members hung the mafia members.

    The first Italians, or Sicilian Calabrese Napoli mafia infested crew arrived in Louisiana around 1840. They were farmers. They brought their equipment seeds, plants and money to buy or rent small truck or market farms near New Orleans. They thrived. Often by intimidating other farmers who brought food supplies to the New Orleans food markets.

    Soon the mafia controlled the farmers and the city markets. They set up a toll system on the roads to the city. Pay us or first we’ll dump your load into the dirt and drive the horses or mules over it so you can’t salvage it. Don’t pay? Then we’ll take your horses and wagons. Then burn down your barns and houses. Soon every farmer and business owner was paying extortion fees to the mafia. Even Italians whose sole income was wages paid a weekly extortion fee to the mafia. The usual kidnapping threats arson threats the Italian community was controlled by the mafia.

    Decades later, some victims of mafia extortion were ready to testify against the mafia. The police chief and prosecutors began an investigation not into individual crimes but into the organized crime aspect.

    Mafia murders shot down the police chief in the street. Both to stop the investigation and as a show of force and power. There were witnesses. The murderers were arrested and found not guilty thought jury tampering and intimidation.

    It was the jurors who organized the death penalty for the murderers of the chief who threatened the jurors and their families all during the trial.

    I’m sure Wikipedia has some nonsensical c**p about evil Anglo Saxon anti catholic nativists types lynching the murderers of the police chief.

    But in reality, the men lynched were mafia hit men who had a long history of ruling NOLA metro area Italians through threats, kidnapping and murder.

    Italy was not sending its best in the 19th century.

    Replies: @Mario Partisan

    Italy was not sending its best in the 19th century.

    Agree. In northern Italy there is a saying – Sicily isn’t where Italy ends, but where Africa begins.

    That said, hats off to these based Sicilians.

  180. @J.Ross
    @Desiderius

    Ah, there you go with the anti-Semitism. You see, David French wants to be your friend, he wants to identify as a centrist or center-right, but, well, when you don't let him become the president of your country club, he really has no choice but to aggressively subvert his nominal country and lie about legislation.
    ----------
    Chutzpah watermark: fighting back against CRT is "banning ideas." Should I look up French's opinion of David Irving?

    Replies: @Dissident, @Desiderius, @Reg Cæsar

    Ah, there you go with the anti-Semitism. You see, David French wants to be your friend,[…]

    David French is an evangelical Christian. (Or, at least, that he is how self-identifies, affiliates, and is at least nearly universally identified as by others.) Has anyone* even claimed that he is or was Jewish?

    *Anyone, that is, other than the raving loons who claim that pretty much anyone and everyone whom they view as villains, including Dwight Eisenhower and Joseph Stalin, were/are Jews.

  181. @jill
    @Reg Cæsar

    "Easter Sunday falls on"

    I remember that well from my grammar school. The question was asked in class and was responded to by someone I always admired. Never forgot the answer.

    Easter Sunday is the first Sunday after the first full moon after March 21.

    Replies: @Alden

    Or Easter Sunday is the first Sunday after Passover.

  182. @Anonymous
    @Supply and Demand


    Do you think Italians in Italy give a shit about Columbus?
     
    Genoese adore him. Venetians hate him.

    It's complicated.

    Replies: @Mario Partisan

    Viva La Serenissima!

  183. Italian-Americans have managed to keep Balbo Drive in downtown Chicago from being renamed despite the fact that it’s named after a genuine Fascist, Italo Balbo, who was Mussolini’s designated successor.

    I remember you writing about that before.

    Also, three years later, still nobody cares about Balboa Park in San Diego, named after muy macho Conquistador Vasco Núñez de Balboa (who is not referred to as such in the English Wiki page, but merely as the “first European to cross Central America and see the Pacific Ocean”).

  184. @mmack
    @cityview

    "The Chicago I know is primarily nonwhite, foreign born, and lower-income black. There aren’t all that many white people left in Chicago, and few of them care about Columbus Day."

    You really should get out more:

    https://www.census.gov/quickfacts/chicagocityillinois

    White alone, Not Hispanic or Latino 33%

    Now, I know, that's the government and they play little tricks about defining "White" people. But still, 33% of 2.7 million people isn't an insignificant number.

    "For the several comments about why “Chicago Italians” didn’t brawl their way to keeping the Columbus statue: Chicago doesn’t really have an Italian-American community anymore, and neither does New York City."

    Oddly enough, back in 2018 the non-existent Italian-American community could stop having Balbo Drive from being renamed Ida B. Wells Drive.

    https://www.wlsam.com/2018/06/20/by-bill-cameron-wls-am-news/

    "The mayor has ducked the idea, an Italian American organization is an opponent and it may not have had the votes to advance."

    Of course 2018 was another world.

    "But this cause has faded from view, as has changing North Columbus Drive."

    You are absolutely right: The City Council has bigger fish to fry, um, roads to rename.

    https://chicago.suntimes.com/fran-spielman-show/2021/6/10/22528171/lake-shore-drive-renaming-dusable-chicago-city-council-vote-alternatives-sophia-king

    After all with no other weighty decisions to make the City Council must rename the most widely known street in Chicago, because, DIVERSITY!

    "We will be seen as an even greater city. We’ll be even more marketable. In this day of Black reckoning and really trying to understand our history and stand up to all of the racial barriers of the past, this would be a great time to say that Chicago is a diverse city and we celebrate diversity and we understand that it only makes us stronger,” Ald. Sophia King said."

    No confirmation that Steve wrote Ald. King's remarks.

    Replies: @Desiderius, @cityview

    Speaking of Chi-town:

    Teigen got him

    • Replies: @anon
    @Desiderius

    Perhaps you can cast a horoscope for these people as well, and tweet it to them?

    One wonders at the purpose of posting mindless gossip as a "comment".

    Replies: @Desiderius

  185. @J.Ross
    @Desiderius

    Ah, there you go with the anti-Semitism. You see, David French wants to be your friend, he wants to identify as a centrist or center-right, but, well, when you don't let him become the president of your country club, he really has no choice but to aggressively subvert his nominal country and lie about legislation.
    ----------
    Chutzpah watermark: fighting back against CRT is "banning ideas." Should I look up French's opinion of David Irving?

    Replies: @Dissident, @Desiderius, @Reg Cæsar

    French is Pentecostal dumbass. That’s about as far from Jewish as you can get.

    • Replies: @J.Ross
    @Desiderius

    I care what religion he is?

    , @J.Ross
    @Desiderius

    A guy with the names "David" and "French," who shares that name with an academic and a playwright, who sells neocon opinion and whose parents' background is unspecified on wikipedia, who was in the army as a lawyer, cannot possibly be Jewish? I'd say if he's a gentile he probably gets questions fron Jewish colleagues: the possibility is imminent even if it's cromulent. I mean, the guy's last name is the Yiddish word for reverent seriousness -- oh, wait a minute ...

  186. @S. Anonyia
    @Altai

    I don’t know about really loving Columbus Day but we aren’t Italians and we have positive perceptions of Columbus as an adventurer. I think Americans in general did for centuries, look at how many cities are named Columbus. First of all, it’s a day off work, which is nice. Also, my grandfather was a member of the Knights of Columbus (I don’t know why the NYT article references it as an Italian organization, it’s just a Catholic fraternal organization), and Columbus was even a family name in the late 1800s/early 1900s.

    Related, the Ridley Scott movie about Columbus is underrated.

    Replies: @Not Raul, @Hibernian, @Buffalo Joe, @Jonathan Mason, @James Forrestal

    Also, my grandfather was a member of the Knights of Columbus (I don’t know why the NYT article references it as an Italian organization, it’s just a Catholic fraternal organization)

    Ignorance, laziness/ lack of intellectual curiosity, sheer mendacity — or some combination of all of these. I suspect that Father McGivney would have been surprised to hear that he founded an “Italian” organization. And of course, the current K of C Supreme Knight, a man named Patrick Kelly, is well-known for his, uh, Sicilian heritage…

    Most likely the author is vaguely aware of the current association of Columbus with ethnic Italian activism, and is reflexively applying that connection to an entirely different context. Since this article was written by “journalist” named Manderioli, he should know better.

    Presumably McGivney chose the name as a way to implicitly assert the “Americanness” of immigrant Catholics, despite the largely Protestant heritage of the historic American nation at the time: “Hey, the guy who discovered this place was Catholic!”

    • Replies: @Desiderius
    @James Forrestal

    Maleducation

  187. @Desiderius
    @J.Ross

    French is Pentecostal dumbass. That’s about as far from Jewish as you can get.

    Replies: @J.Ross, @J.Ross

    I care what religion he is?

  188. @Known Fact
    @Wilkey

    I'mmmmm .... dreaming of a White .... Dayoff ...

    Replies: @Lurker

    There is also that Madonna classic from the 1980s – Day Off.

    And for fans of Dead Kennedys; the seminal Day Off in Cambodia. Not to mention the Sex Pistols’ Days Off in the Sun.

  189. @Desiderius
    @mmack

    Speaking of Chi-town:

    https://twitter.com/RogueScholarPr/status/1403457347318648832?s=20

    Teigen got him

    https://twitter.com/Cernovich/status/1404592068081557509?s=20

    Replies: @anon

    Perhaps you can cast a horoscope for these people as well, and tweet it to them?

    One wonders at the purpose of posting mindless gossip as a “comment”.

    • Replies: @Desiderius
    @anon

    If you did you might learn something.

    Try it.

    Replies: @anon

  190. @J.Ross
    @Desiderius

    Ah, there you go with the anti-Semitism. You see, David French wants to be your friend, he wants to identify as a centrist or center-right, but, well, when you don't let him become the president of your country club, he really has no choice but to aggressively subvert his nominal country and lie about legislation.
    ----------
    Chutzpah watermark: fighting back against CRT is "banning ideas." Should I look up French's opinion of David Irving?

    Replies: @Dissident, @Desiderius, @Reg Cæsar

    Should I look up French’s opinion of David Irving?

    Anyone who thinks Hitler was straight cannot be trusted.

  191. @Abolish_public_education
    @Buffalo Joe

    The Catholic schools have replaced the free labor with “professional” (expensive, non-teaching) psychologists, guidance counselors, and other sorts of “life coaches”.

    Because public schools are such a great model to emulate.

    Replies: @Reg Cæsar

    The Catholic schools have replaced the free labor…

    That labor was far from free. Have you weighed Sister recently?

    The Chicago Catholic DACA Weight-loss Plan for Fat Priests and Nuns

  192. @mmack
    @cityview

    "The Chicago I know is primarily nonwhite, foreign born, and lower-income black. There aren’t all that many white people left in Chicago, and few of them care about Columbus Day."

    You really should get out more:

    https://www.census.gov/quickfacts/chicagocityillinois

    White alone, Not Hispanic or Latino 33%

    Now, I know, that's the government and they play little tricks about defining "White" people. But still, 33% of 2.7 million people isn't an insignificant number.

    "For the several comments about why “Chicago Italians” didn’t brawl their way to keeping the Columbus statue: Chicago doesn’t really have an Italian-American community anymore, and neither does New York City."

    Oddly enough, back in 2018 the non-existent Italian-American community could stop having Balbo Drive from being renamed Ida B. Wells Drive.

    https://www.wlsam.com/2018/06/20/by-bill-cameron-wls-am-news/

    "The mayor has ducked the idea, an Italian American organization is an opponent and it may not have had the votes to advance."

    Of course 2018 was another world.

    "But this cause has faded from view, as has changing North Columbus Drive."

    You are absolutely right: The City Council has bigger fish to fry, um, roads to rename.

    https://chicago.suntimes.com/fran-spielman-show/2021/6/10/22528171/lake-shore-drive-renaming-dusable-chicago-city-council-vote-alternatives-sophia-king

    After all with no other weighty decisions to make the City Council must rename the most widely known street in Chicago, because, DIVERSITY!

    "We will be seen as an even greater city. We’ll be even more marketable. In this day of Black reckoning and really trying to understand our history and stand up to all of the racial barriers of the past, this would be a great time to say that Chicago is a diverse city and we celebrate diversity and we understand that it only makes us stronger,” Ald. Sophia King said."

    No confirmation that Steve wrote Ald. King's remarks.

    Replies: @Desiderius, @cityview

    I’m not sure who should get out more. I thought somebody would bring up the 1/3 demographics. I think those numbers used to be true, but my own experience more recently doesn’t bear those numbers out. I will say that I think the white population is disproportionately elderly, in some cases very elderly. I think maybe you and I live in very different neighborhoods. In any event, few people now here care about Columbus Day, but I think attention is shifting back to discussion about topics like the CTU contracts, pensions, benefits, etc.

  193. @JohnnyWalker123
    @JimDandy

    There are a disproportionate number of Italians who are good on the immigration issue. Tancredo, Barletta, Arpaio, Desantis, Paladino.

    One of Sheldon Adelson's last acts was to charter a plane to Israel for Jonathan Pollard.

    Replies: @JimDandy

    Didn’t know that about Adelson. I’m impressed that he could actually do something to make him sink in my estimation.

  194. @JimDandy
    @JohnnyWalker123

    Italians, as a group (despite their tendency to be proud of being Italian) strongly identify as being American.. Jews, not so much. It was not uncommon to hear second-generation Italians last century say "I'm not Italian, I'm American--kill those bastards" when discussing Italian anarchists who were causing troubling. Are there any Jews who say "I'm not Israeli, I'm American."? If so, they are outliers--and they are incorrect. All Jews are essentially citizens of the Jewish State, where Jonathan Pollard is regarded as a great hero.

    Replies: @JohnnyWalker123, @Dissident

    Are there any Jews who say “I’m not Israeli, I’m American.”?

    Yes, most.

    Moreover,
    1.) Jews, throughout the world, have always differed, often radically, from each other in their view of Zionism and the Zionist State that has usurped the name Israel.

    2.) Many Orthodox Jews consider Zionism antithetical to Judaism. In fact, Zionism, from its inception and in all of its various forms, was unequivocally condemned by an overwhelming consensus of the foremost rabbis. Of a number of different problems (theological as well as practical) with Zionism that they warned against, was the danger that it would cause the loyalty of Jews throughout the world to their host countries to be questioned. (Our religion instructs us that we must be loyal, law-abiding citizens of the lands in which we reside.)

    Thanks for asking. Links to related content below.

    [MORE]

    From July 2020:
    Three Perspectives on Anti-Zionism: Miko Peled, Rabbi Yaakov Shapiro, and Professor Norton Mezvinsky
    – You Tube video
    MP3 Audio (hosted at Podbean)

    Brief excerpts from Miko Peled’s introductory monologue (edited from the auto-generated YouTube transcript):

    There’s such a strong propaganda, such a strong campaign to delegitimize anyone who is anti-zionist by conflating anti-Zionism with antisemitism. […]
    […]we see some movement among liberal Zionists here in the united states who are beginning to question Zionism, beginning to question their loyalty and their sense of acceptance of the Jewish State[…]
    […]my background is from an activist Zionist family; my grandparents immigrated to Palestine in order to bring about the Jewish State so whether it’s in settling the land; in the military, like my father; whether it’s in civil service[…]from within, in education, in healthcare, and all the different aspects that eventually came together and became the Jewish State, became the State of Israel…

    Miko Peled hosts Rabbi Yaakov Shapiro
    Part One, April 2020: MP3 audio | YouTube video
    Part Two, May 2020: MP3 audio | YouTube video

    Lectures by Rabbi Yaakov Shapiro
    Is Judaism a Nationality?
    September 2019 at the International Council for Middle East Studies’ (ICMES) Faith, Community and Culture conference held in British Colombia.

    Has Zionism Hijacked Judaism?
    February 2017, Washington, DC

    • Replies: @Mulga Mumblebrain
    @Dissident

    Has anyone ever properly estimated how many Diaspora Jews have duel loyalties to Israel and their host State, sole loyalty to one or the other, or loyalties that fluctuate over time? After all the 'antisemitism' industry declares that any assertion that any Jew has displayed 'dual loyalty', say like Jonathon Pollard or Sheldon Adelson, ever, is an 'antisemitic' outrage. Let's face it-a lot of unarguable observations, such as that Jewish money dominates US politics, are denounced by the industry, as 'antisemitic'.

  195. @anon
    @Desiderius

    Perhaps you can cast a horoscope for these people as well, and tweet it to them?

    One wonders at the purpose of posting mindless gossip as a "comment".

    Replies: @Desiderius

    If you did you might learn something.

    Try it.

    • Replies: @anon
    @Desiderius

    Dude, astrology is nonsense. You should have learned that many years ago.

    lol

  196. @James Forrestal
    @S. Anonyia


    Also, my grandfather was a member of the Knights of Columbus (I don’t know why the NYT article references it as an Italian organization, it’s just a Catholic fraternal organization)
     
    Ignorance, laziness/ lack of intellectual curiosity, sheer mendacity -- or some combination of all of these. I suspect that Father McGivney would have been surprised to hear that he founded an "Italian" organization. And of course, the current K of C Supreme Knight, a man named Patrick Kelly, is well-known for his, uh, Sicilian heritage...

    Most likely the author is vaguely aware of the current association of Columbus with ethnic Italian activism, and is reflexively applying that connection to an entirely different context. Since this article was written by "journalist" named Manderioli, he should know better.

    Presumably McGivney chose the name as a way to implicitly assert the "Americanness" of immigrant Catholics, despite the largely Protestant heritage of the historic American nation at the time: "Hey, the guy who discovered this place was Catholic!"

    Replies: @Desiderius

    Maleducation

  197. @Desiderius
    @anon

    If you did you might learn something.

    Try it.

    Replies: @anon

    Dude, astrology is nonsense. You should have learned that many years ago.

    lol

  198. @Desiderius
    @J.Ross

    French is Pentecostal dumbass. That’s about as far from Jewish as you can get.

    Replies: @J.Ross, @J.Ross

    A guy with the names “David” and “French,” who shares that name with an academic and a playwright, who sells neocon opinion and whose parents’ background is unspecified on wikipedia, who was in the army as a lawyer, cannot possibly be Jewish? I’d say if he’s a gentile he probably gets questions fron Jewish colleagues: the possibility is imminent even if it’s cromulent. I mean, the guy’s last name is the Yiddish word for reverent seriousness — oh, wait a minute …

  199. @Paul Jolliffe
    @JohnnyWalker123

    Off topic, but your kind of story:

    The 45 year old reporter who broke the 2016 story of Bill Clinton’s bizarre secret meeting on the airport tarmac with Attorney General Loretta Lynchwas found dead in his home yesterday off an “apparent suicide.”

    Right.

    Former Bama footballers, married to pretty volleyball players with whom they three kids, just off themselves out of the blue. Happens all the time . . ( especially when exposing the deeply suspicious activities of Bill and Hillary Clinton.)

    Christopher Sign was a successful ABC reporter who was his usual lively self on Friday night with colleagues “cutting up like we always do”, who showed no hint of any issues to anyone.

    The only issues we know of were of a different kind:

    He had received so many “credible death threats” that he and his wife had worked out secret code words with his kids . . .

    Yet before any investigation could possibly have completed ( the police are not sure what happened), even before an autopsy could be performed, the main stream media is determined to press the “apparent suicide” angle.

    Nope, nothing to see here.

    RIP, Christopher Sign.

    https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-9681551/amp/Journalist-broke-Bill-Clinton-Loretta-Lynch-tarmac-story-dies-suicide.html

    Replies: @Mr. Anon, @Desiderius, @tyrone, @JohnnyWalker123, @JohnnyWalker123

    I wholeheartedly agree. The story makes no sense.

    Obviously, the man was killed. Not necessarily to silence him, but to send a signal to others. This is what happens when you upset powerful people.

  200. @Hi There
    @Dissident

    I'm not sure I parsed your comment correctly.

    I imagine most Europeans who traveled to the Americas did so simply to seek a better life for themselves, not to civilize or liberate strangers.

    I presume you are suggesting a parallel between American Indians fighting off Europeans and US residents resisting immigration. I've been reading isteve long enough that that parallel is old news.

    My remark was supposed to be a joke, poking fun at the political left that dominates the culture and normally paint Indians as saintly victims and whites as the villains practicing slavery.

    Replies: @Dissident

    How different is such a sentiment from that which justifies intervention into foreign lands with the rationale of civilizing, enlightening or liberating them?

    I imagine most Europeans who traveled to the Americas did so simply to seek a better life for themselves, not to civilize or liberate strangers.

    I was referring, in that sentence above, to what our host has famously coined Invade the World foreign policy; military invasions for which humanitarian rationales (in addition to ones of security and national interest) are typically, if not invariably, offered.

    My remark was supposed to be a joke, poking fun at the political left that dominates the culture and normally paint Indians as saintly victims and whites as the villains practicing slavery.

    The often abject savagery of at least many of the Indians should indeed neither be elided nor whitewashed. But neither, however, should the fact that it was the European settlers who were the ones who invaded said indigenous peoples, while they were living on their land, to begin with. And did the violence that was perpetrated against such populations amount to anything less than genocide?

    To cite their savagery as a justification (whether explicitly or implicitly) for said invasion and violence? Just how fundamentally different is that from the pretexts for Invade the World foreign policy that I cited above? That was my primary point.

    Thank you for the civil and sincere reply. My apologies if I was not clear.

  201. @Altai

    Members of various Italian American organizations, including UNICO and the Knights of Columbus, came out to speak against the decision.
     
    This is what I find so funny. There is a weird focus on Columbus day whenever Juneteenth is brought up. This is despite the fact that non-Italians in American (And even most Italians) don't care about Columbus day and the holiday is just an extension of the statues which were ethnic totems and territory marking, akin to St. Patrick's Day parades. One of the statues toppled was initially opposed by the KKK and the national media in the US took the case up as a cause celeb.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Statue_of_Christopher_Columbus_(Richmond,_Virginia)


    In May 1925, the Richmond City Council rejected a proposal to donate land for the statue alongside Monument Avenue on the basis that Columbus was both a foreigner and a Catholic; most of the council members believed that putting Columbus near monuments to revered Confederate figures would be inappropriate. This decision was widely criticized in newspaper editorials published across the United States, especially when it came to light that an opponent of the statue who spoke at the meeting was a member of a coalition that included the Ku Klux Klan. In June 1925, a committee of the Richmond city council decided to allocate land near Byrd Park for the statue. Fundraising began in February 1926 while Ferruccio Legnaioli, an Italian immigrant to Richmond, was selected to design the statue. Ground was broken in June 1926.

    95 years later…

    On June 9, 2020, the statue was torn down, spray-painted, set on fire, and thrown into a nearby lake by individuals protesting the May 2020 killing of George Floyd. The protestors stated they were acting in solidarity with Native Americans; vandalism to the statue’s base noted it was built on land belonging to the Powhatan. The statue was recovered from the lake on June 10 and taken away to be stored in a secure place.
     
    But you can't bring this up because the motivation and intent behind studding America with Columbus statues is the same as that of the people who want to tear them down. The only difference is that when they were put up, Italians were a non-core group. But it's portrayed as if nice WASPs really really love Columbus day. As if it was the first thing they did when they arrived. Like this 'Black-ish' episode which jumpstarted renewed interest in Juneteenth. It portrays Columbus day as something the nice white teacher just loves and is shocked to hear Columbus went all Colonel Kurtz on the natives despite this having been taught to all children for at least 35 years.

    https://www.dailymotion.com/video/x7t3j99

    The scene with the school is the opening scene.

    So you have a weird situation where the holiday and statues that were designed to break up the national identity of America and muddy it's ethnic justification to reform it for immigrants are now seen as symbols of white people's presence in the Americas and totems of what's left of America's (Now just implicit) ethnic justification and core.

    Replies: @Desiderius, @AndrewR, @Gamecock, @S. Anonyia, @HbutnotG

    It was initially a bank holiday spaced between labor day and Veterans’ Day. MLK day too. The teachers unions simply seized the two extra 3 day weekends with the paid day off. So, I agree they are just “days off.” Neither one existed when I was in school and we (nor the teachers) were any worse for the wear.

  202. @Not Raul
    @S. Anonyia


    I don’t know about really loving Columbus Day but we aren’t Italians and we have positive perceptions of Columbus as an adventurer.
     
    Columbus wasn’t necessarily Italian. He might have been Catalan, and named Colom.

    Also, my grandfather was a member of the Knights of Columbus (I don’t know why the NYT article references it as an Italian organization, it’s just a Catholic fraternal organization)
     
    When I was young, I knew that it was a Catholic organization; but I was under the impression that a majority of the members were Italian American. Then, as an adult, someone who I worked with who was from Ohio told me that, over there, lots of German Americans were in the organization. I believe that there are parts of Ohio with a large German American Catholic population.

    Replies: @Desiderius, @HbutnotG

    Despite numerous dagos in the entire quadrant of the large city I grew up in, the K of C halls were overwhelmingly Poles with some Slovaks and Czechs and a few Germans mixed in. Dagos apparently had other organizations. Northern Ohio is almost solid German Catholic, mixed with a few hillbillies.

  203. I just love watching Merka going stark, raving, mad. It’ll get us all killed, as the Yankee overlords seek external enemies, as they do, to divert the plebs from their civil hatreds, but the contrast between reality and the loathsome self-delusion of the ‘Shining City on the Hill’ etc is simply delicious.

  204. @Dissident
    @JimDandy


    Are there any Jews who say “I’m not Israeli, I’m American.”?
     
    Yes, most.

    Moreover,
    1.) Jews, throughout the world, have always differed, often radically, from each other in their view of Zionism and the Zionist State that has usurped the name Israel.

    2.) Many Orthodox Jews consider Zionism antithetical to Judaism. In fact, Zionism, from its inception and in all of its various forms, was unequivocally condemned by an overwhelming consensus of the foremost rabbis. Of a number of different problems (theological as well as practical) with Zionism that they warned against, was the danger that it would cause the loyalty of Jews throughout the world to their host countries to be questioned. (Our religion instructs us that we must be loyal, law-abiding citizens of the lands in which we reside.)

    Thanks for asking. Links to related content below.

    From July 2020:
    Three Perspectives on Anti-Zionism: Miko Peled, Rabbi Yaakov Shapiro, and Professor Norton Mezvinsky
    - You Tube video
    - MP3 Audio (hosted at Podbean)

    Brief excerpts from Miko Peled's introductory monologue (edited from the auto-generated YouTube transcript):


    There's such a strong propaganda, such a strong campaign to delegitimize anyone who is anti-zionist by conflating anti-Zionism with antisemitism. [...]
    [...]we see some movement among liberal Zionists here in the united states who are beginning to question Zionism, beginning to question their loyalty and their sense of acceptance of the Jewish State[...]
    [...]my background is from an activist Zionist family; my grandparents immigrated to Palestine in order to bring about the Jewish State so whether it's in settling the land; in the military, like my father; whether it's in civil service[...]from within, in education, in healthcare, and all the different aspects that eventually came together and became the Jewish State, became the State of Israel...
     
    Miko Peled hosts Rabbi Yaakov Shapiro
    Part One, April 2020: MP3 audio | YouTube video
    Part Two, May 2020: MP3 audio | YouTube video

    Lectures by Rabbi Yaakov Shapiro
    Is Judaism a Nationality?
    September 2019 at the International Council for Middle East Studies' (ICMES) Faith, Community and Culture conference held in British Colombia.

    Has Zionism Hijacked Judaism?
    February 2017, Washington, DC

    Replies: @Mulga Mumblebrain

    Has anyone ever properly estimated how many Diaspora Jews have duel loyalties to Israel and their host State, sole loyalty to one or the other, or loyalties that fluctuate over time? After all the ‘antisemitism’ industry declares that any assertion that any Jew has displayed ‘dual loyalty’, say like Jonathon Pollard or Sheldon Adelson, ever, is an ‘antisemitic’ outrage. Let’s face it-a lot of unarguable observations, such as that Jewish money dominates US politics, are denounced by the industry, as ‘antisemitic’.

  205. @J.Ross
    @Spect3r

    >alheira was developed to be kosher chorizo
    Interesting, chorizo is the one treyf food (along with raw oysters) I would offer to a Jew on a rumspringa. They probably get bothered about bacon all the time, but Jews are thoroughly familiar with salty and crispy things, and continental chorizo and raw oysters are unique. Mexican chorizo is not chorizo.

    Replies: @Spect3r

    “>alheira was developed to be kosher chorizo”

    Indeed, you are correct.
    And its amazing, one of my favorite Portuguese dishes.

    I do not know how chorizo is made in Mexico, but in Portugal, we have over a dozen different ones (and then plenty of others that to the untrained eye look like chorizo, but they are not), we have blood chorizo, meat, black, etc, etc, etc, etc, and apparently the Jews can’t eat any of them (their loss).

  206. @Jonathan Mason
    @Reg Cæsar

    Christmas Day sometimes falls on a Sunday, but guess what, it is then celebrated on an alternate day. Ditto New Year's Day, which invariably falls on the same day of the week as Christmas Day.

    In any case the term Easter holiday loosely encompasses the whole of Holy Week plus Easter Monday, which is the third day after Good Friday if my math is correct.

    In the United States the so-called Holiday Season when people in stores say "Happy Holidays" encompasses everything from Thanksgiving to MLK Day and includes Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, and the feast of St. Stephen. In fact it almost includes Groundhog Day and Valentine's Day.

    Replies: @Wilkey

    In the United States the so-called Holiday Season when people in stores say “Happy Holidays” encompasses everything from Thanksgiving to MLK Day and includes Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, and the feast of St. Stephen. In fact it almost includes Groundhog Day and Valentine’s Day.

    Groundhog Day is the same day as Candlemas, which in many countries is the day you remove your Christmas decorations. As in most English-speaking countries, in the United States – for those who know a damn thing about these traditions – it is more common to remove them on Twelfth Night (January 5) or Epiphany (January 6).

    Of course for most Americans the Christmas season ends on December 25, when all of the presents are opened.

    I don’t think anyone treats Valentine’s Day as part of “the holiday season.” It is completely different in style and purpose from the other holidays, and no one actually gets a day off work for it.

    As for Kwanzaa, about 15 people celebrated it back in the early 90s. No one celebrates it anymore, not even in the Year of Floyd. Kwanzaa has no traditions that blacks actually enjoy celebrating. But we can now look forward to huge numbers of DUI deaths and mass shootings on June 19th each year. Maybe we can start calling May 25 – June 19 the Floydmas Season.

    Leave it to Congress to create a black holiday that is so close in proximity to other holidays that it is essentially pointless and/or redundant. MLK Day comes 2-3 weeks after the last of three straight holidays, while Juneteenth lands right between Memorial Day and July 4th. No one but government workers will actually get the day off, no one but blacks will hold barbecues, and – since most schools are out – most students (blessedly) won’t even celebrate or learn about it.

  207. @Supply and Demand
    it just goes to show how deracinated Italian-Americans have become that they prefer "Columbus" day celebrating a Genoese in service of Spain discovering ZOG, as opposed to either St. Catherine or St. Joesph's day.

    Evola was right about America "negrofying" everyone there. He should've also added "secularizing". Do you think Italians in Italy give a shit about Columbus?

    Replies: @Achmed E. Newman, @J.Ross, @Buffalo Joe, @Anonymous, @GeneralRipper

    You’re such a phony little dumb bitch, trying to act like you’re an American.

    Every American who has lived here and actually interacted with others, understands that Italian Americans celebrate and party on the Feast of St Joseph pretty much like the Irish do on the Feast of St Patrick.

    You really are one of the shittiest “expat” trolls in this place…lol

  208. Let’s Take The Whole Day Off!

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