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iSteve commenter Jack D responds to the New York Times using its “Overlooked No More” column to laud the life of Valerie Solanas, the feminist lunatic who nearly murdered Andy Warhol:

So to sum up, here is a woman who was (but for luck and heroic medical intervention) a murderess. Someone who was clinically insane. Someone who advocated death for half the population and then when pressed on it, allowed as how sterilization would be adequate. Someone who died alone in a flophouse, half eaten by worms because no one cared if she was dead or alive until the stench alerted the other residents.

And this woman is lauded in our supposedly greatest newspaper as an overlooked hero, someone who should be a role model for young women. Her feminist work is separate from her insanity and not a manifestation of it. Girls, don’t you want to be a feminist like Valerie Solanas when you grow up, so that you too will die alone and friendless in the world instead of surrounded by your loving family? (Her only mistake was not getting a cat (or a bunch of cats) so that they could eat her decaying flesh before the maggots got to it, but maybe the flophouse didn’t allow pets.)

But, OTOH our statues of truly great men – Grant, Lincoln, Columbus, Jefferson, etc. should all be torn down and destroyed. The portraits of the medical giants who conquered infectious disease should all be taken down. A society with such ass-backward values deserves to die and it WILL die.

 
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  1. But, OTOH our statues of truly great men – Grant, Lincoln, Columbus, Jefferson, etc. should all be torn down and destroyed. The portraits of the medical giants who conquered infectious disease should all be taken down. A society with such ass-backward values deserves to die and it WILL die.

    He neglects to mention the role that a certain tribe is playing in facilitating all of this.

    https://www.unz.com/estriker/brooklyn-synagogue-to-host-antifa-rock-concert-and-fundraiser/

    Brooklyn Synagogue to Host “Antifa” Rock Concert and Fundraiser

    Congregation Beth Jacob Ohev Shalom in Williamsburg, Brooklyn will be hosting one of the largest gatherings of “antifa” in New York City in recent memory this Saturday.

    The event is being headlined by “antifa” punk band (A) Truth, whose lead singer and drummer Christian Erazo also runs its sponsors “EastRev” (an anarchist punk record label) and “Brigada 71,” a soccer hooligan gang affiliated with the New York Cosmos.

    Organizations set to make official appearances include Marisa Holmes’ Metropolitan Anarchist Coordinating Council (MACC) and “antifa” prisoner support group NY Anarchist Black Cross (NYABC), whose members are based out of Bushwick and Brighton Beach.

    Interestingly, a New York chapter of the Socialist Rifle Association will also be recruiting. Draconian laws in NYC make it almost impossible to own any kind of firearm. The SRA is a communist militia group that gained notoriety after it emerged that the Dayton mass shooter, Connor Betts, was an active member.

    The groups are coming together to raise money for left-wing extremist David Campbell, who was sentenced last October to 18 months in prison for a brutal unprovoked 2018 assault against a middle aged man attending a Trump-themed event in Manhattan.

    https://www.adl.org/blog/soros-conspiracy-theories-and-the-protests-a-gateway-to-antisemitism

    Aggressive language towards Soros has exploded on social media sites like Twitter, where a sample assessment showed that negative tweets about Soros rose from 20,000 per day on May 26 to more than 500,000 per day on May 30.

    The vast majority of these tweets allege that Soros is paying protestors to riot, and that he funds antifa. A smaller number claim that he plans to radicalize African Americans in order to undermine society and enable the globalist takeover of America

    https://www.haaretz.com/us-news/.premium-attacks-on-antifa-are-attacks-on-jews-1.8902330

    Trump’s Attacks on Antifa Are Attacks on Jews

    https://www.jweekly.com/2020/06/04/white-house-amplifies-rumor-that-la-chabad-is-fueling-antifa-and-professional-anarchists/

    White House amplifies rumor that LA Chabad is fueling ‘antifa and professional anarchists’

    https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/the-original-antifa-jews-fighting-american-nazis/2017/09/05/6899e190-9189-11e7-8482-8dc9a7af29f9_story.html

    The original ‘antifa’: Jews fighting American Nazis

    https://www.huckmag.com/perspectives/activism-2/remembering-the-anti-fascist-jewish-radicals-of-the-40s/

    Remembering the anti-fascist Jewish radicals of the ’40s

    • Thanks: donut, Ragno, Gordo
    • Troll: IHTG
  2. wren says:

    I feel that Ms. Andrea Jenkins, the vice president of the Minneapolis city council is the embodiment of the Valerie Solanas spirit in America today. A role model for our young women to aspire to be.

    A fighter against Minneapolis’ legions of white nationalists and someone with the balls to eliminate the racist MPD.

    And then get the taxpayers to pay for a private security detail for himself.

    The statues of Lincoln and all the rest in Minneapolis should be replaced with the bronze busts of VP Mr. And Mrs. Andrea Jenkins.

    https://nypost.com/2020/06/27/minneapolis-council-members-who-voted-to-abolish-cops-get-private-security/

    • Replies: @Cortes
  3. El Dato says:

    2020: When all that stands between the baying mob and the next statue is a priest

    WATCH crowd of protesters shout down Catholic priest trying to defend statue of Saint Louis in Missouri

    • Replies: @BB753
    , @Colin Wright
  4. El Dato says:
    @JohnnyWalker123

    Trump can support Jews in all their delirious expansonist glory.

    It is not enough.

    Trump’s Attacks on Antifa Are Attacks on Jews

    “Attacks on depraved & degenerated rotters are attacks on Jews”

    Ari in Haaretz

    To start with, Trump’s statement about Antifa is absurd on multiple levels. It isn’t clear he has the legal authority to do so. And Antifa isn’t an organization, but a philosophy that guides anti-fascist street organizing. Who is its leader? What is its structure? Where is it based? How do you become a member? These questions have no answers because there are none.

    A new one in passive voice: “Leaderless philosophies were seen ransacking town centers”

    • Thanks: Charon
  5. Franz says:

    And this woman is lauded in our supposedly greatest newspaper as an overlooked hero, someone who should be a role model for young women.

    As always, it’s worse than that.

    In 1996 they made a feminist-revisionist movie called I Shot Andy Warhol in which Valerie Solanas was seen as a hero, and her attempt to kill Warhol a blow against the Patriarchy.

    (Even lied about that: The epilogue of the film acts as though Andy was “haunted” by his near-death, whereas in fact he made the bulk of his fortune in the 1970s after he recovered. But that’s “revisionist” history, AKA lying.)

    • Replies: @Kyle
    , @duncsbaby
  6. Altai [AKA "Altai_2"] says:

    And this woman is lauded in our supposedly greatest newspaper as an overlooked hero, someone who should be a role model for young women. Her feminist work is separate from her insanity and not a manifestation of it.

    As I’ve mentioned before, Steve once noted how a significant strain of Libertarianism was just ‘Applied autism’. (Much of it is or was also implicit ethnocentrism in terms of resource redistribution) Much of the SJW cant, particularly feminist but also general once filtered through the online realms of Tumblr and Twitter is just applied Borderline Personality Disorder.

    In 2014 young women with BPD and young men with high functioning autism began an online battle that has upended the world.

    • LOL: Gabe Ruth
    • Replies: @Steve Sailer
    , @yanouz
  7. Valerie Solanas was sexually abused by her father. Her alcoholic grandfather regularly beat her. If she grew up to hate men and behave erratically, she had reasons. Every society has its disaffected element.

    A better question is why a NYT writer would project Solanas as a role model for American women.

    The answer is pretty simple. Look who wrote the NYT article.

    (((Bonnie Wertheim)))

    A society with such ass-backward values deserves to die and it WILL die.

    Death by Judaism.

    The truth about the Goyim is this. The Goyim don’t actually hate their ancestors. The women don’t even hate the men. In general, Goyim are capable of getting alone with each other, just fine.

    The problem is that their societies have had a very deadly amount of racial diversity injected into them. If that wasn’t bad enough, there’s a certain tribe of people who relish instigating Goyim into fighting one another. Man vs Woman. Red vs Blue.

    We’re supposed to believe that the Goyim are committing suicide voluntarily. We’re not supposed to notice the Jewish man behind the curtain.

    You’ll notice that no matter how much they argue, the Jews aren’t at each other’s throats. They’re very united as a community, standing together to fight anti-semitism, support Israel, and advocate for endless foreign wars in the Middle East (fought and funded by Goyim of course). Politics hasn’t divided them. Why is that exactly? Why don’t “Republican” donor Sheldon Adelson and “Democratic” donor Haim Saban hate each other?

    Why aren’t Jews tearing down statues of their leaders in Israel?

    Why does (((((Jared Kushner))))) advise Trump to make concessions to the protesters here, but stand firm with Israel?

    Why is it controversial for Ilhan Omar to criticize pro-Israel donors, but noncontroversial when she insults dead White Southern men?

    Why is it controversial that White Southerners lynched Blacks back in the early 1900s, but noncontroversial that “American Sniper” Chris Kyle lynched hundreds of people in Iraq?

  8. IHTG says:
    @JohnnyWalker123

    Looks like somebody here isn’t happy about Jack D getting a shoutout from Steve.

    • Troll: donut
  9. @Altai

    Who is winning?

    • Replies: @Altai
  10. Altai [AKA "Altai_2"] says:
    @Steve Sailer

    Let’s see how many George Washington statues they topple to find out.

    • Replies: @anon
    , @Anon7
  11. @JohnnyWalker123

    Got tired of hawking Pizzagate and Jeffrey Epstein/Steve Bing “suicide” plotlines?

    Too bad you don’t write for the New Yorker. They pay by the word.

  12. @JohnnyWalker123

    Your post is confusing. There are 5 threads

    1. Soros is behind the riots.

    2. Chabad are behind Antifa.

    3. Anti-fascists from 40s America are similar to anti-fascists now.

    4. A “progressive” synagogue hosting an Antifa event is a pattern that other religions don’t share in.

    5. Haaretz, the Israeli version of cowardice hiding behind moral narcissism, is that way because it is Jewish.

    Which of these do you think have any basis in the truth?

  13. iSteve commenter Jack D should read Kevin MacDonald’s, “The Culture of Critique”.

  14. • Replies: @Altai
  15. So…

    LBJ = Bismarck
    Biden = Hindenburg

    Wildly popular Cuomo lighting up NY to celebrate slaughter of innocents, intentionally infects the infirm, pierced nipples, press behind him rationalizing big lie after big lie. Now trying to stir up war with Russia.

    Hmmm.

    • Replies: @Altai
    , @Antonius
  16. KL says:

    BLM uses the words:

    “queer” 1 times,
    “parent” 2 times,
    “mother” 3 times,
    “trans” 4 times.

    “We disrupt the Western-prescribed nuclear family structure … to the degree that mothers, parents, and children are comfortable.

    Is there a word for parents who are not mothers?

    Wikipedia says “All three founders of the Black Lives Matter movement are women, and Garza and Cullors identify as queer.[28] Additionally, Elle Hearns, one of the founding organizers of the global network, is a transgender woman.

    https://blacklivesmatter.com/what-we-believe/

    • Replies: @stillCARealist
  17. Altai [AKA "Altai_2"] says:

    OT: Something I found fascinating was the fact that major brands now can’t use their social media advertising until at least the day after the election. You just can’t make a long, very serious post about George Floyd and then the next Tweet be ‘New Doritos Ultra Spicy’. And you can’t delete the very serious post.

    As a consequence, lots of brands haven’t had any social media presence for over a month now.

    Coke Cola’s PR being geniuses have declared that, actually, social media is filled with racism and they won’t be using it until somebody does something about it. Not because they couldn’t figure out a way to do so. In the process getting lots of free advertising on social media.

    Coca-Cola will suspend advertising on social media globally for at least 30 days, as pressure builds on platforms to crack down on hate speech.
    https://www.bbc.com/news/business-53204072

    • Replies: @Redneck farmer
    , @hhsiii
  18. Neoconned says:

    https://www.cheatsheet.com/entertainment/bojack-horseman-alison-brie-diane-nguyen-instagram-statement.html/

    It’s now inappropriate for white voice actors to play non white characters in cartoons…

    Also, agree with Jack D….were that rotting turd that’s already halfway flushed….

  19. yanouz says:
    @Altai

    A large percentage of the extremely online Millennial/Zoomer leftists are also high-functioning autists.

    Also, a significantly higher percentage of Americans born after 1980 are autistic, which might be relevant to what’s happening. Perhaps some of the putative drivers of the autism explosion (older mothers, pollutants, etc.) are also contributors to BPD. Of course, in this coalition, you win points for each new diagnosis, so maybe there are a lot of self-diagnosed cases of various disorders messing up our understanding of the actual prevalence of real-deal mental illness among the statue topplers.

    Maybe we’re all a little autistic… on the inside.

    • Replies: @Altai
    , @Clyde
  20. Altai [AKA "Altai_2"] says:
    @Desiderius

    Not to mention tip-toeing around the nature of the New Rochelle outbreak and why it spread so quickly to AIPAC, Far Rockaway…

  21. Altai [AKA "Altai_2"] says:
    @Desiderius

    It begins! Finally, it begins! It’s the most staggeringly impressive operation to make Israel just disappear from the agenda of social media ‘anti-racism’. How did they do it? Israel is actually all the things they pretend the West is.

    Incidentally Netanyahu just pressed the self-destruct button on Israel in order to get elected one more time. You can either give the West Bank Palestinians full civil rights, upending the demographic balance or you can not give them civil rights and remind yourself of why Israel pulled out in the first place. If they’d only kept quietly ethnically cleansing East Jerusalem and trying to bulk up the Jewish population and lower the ‘Israeli-Arab’ population, the Western media and, apparently, anti-racism activists would have allowed them.

    Either way the two state solution is officially dead (Even if it was obviously stillborn) and with it Israel as a viable ethnostate. Maybe it’ll even it gets brought up in the debates?

    • Replies: @Art Deco
    , @Anonymous
    , @Jack D
  22. BB753 says:
    @El Dato

    In sharp contrast with the craven attitude of the California bishops who didn’t move a finger to stop or protest the desecration of the statues of Saint Junipero Serra.
    Even worse, the bishop of Los Angeles fired a Catholic teacher after he called BLM a terrorist group.

    • Replies: @BB753
    , @BB753
  23. It’s time we start electing horses to the US Senate.

    • Replies: @orionyx
  24. Dr. X says:

    A society with such ass-backward values deserves to die and it WILL die.

    Is it a “society” with these values… or a subset of that society? The author of the tribute to Solanas is Bonnie (((Wertheim))).

  25. @JohnnyWalker123

    He neglects to mention the role that a certain tribe is playing in facilitating all of this.

    Normally I don’t respond to this – it would take up most of my life – but I’ll say once and for all, these assholes represent Jews the way the Unitarian Universalist Church represents Christians.

    The vast majority of Jews that I have spoken with about this feel pretty much the way every other Nice White Middle Class Person does: anguished, sickened, frightened, and wanting to kill them all but scared to admit it.

    And then there’s this probably Jewish lady, who is in a boatload of trouble for being gutsy. Will you give the Jooz credit for this?

    No, she’s an exception, while the others are the rule.

    https://www.jsonline.com/story/news/crime/2020/06/12/woman-who-spat-black-teen-charged-hate-crime/3174936001/

    An aging woman was slapped with a hate crime citation for spitting on a black baby body, while the thug who beat the shit out of the Macy’s employee was not. (Read Matt Walsh’s twitter feed for info about this.)

    • Replies: @Michael S
    , @Anon
    , @Kyle
  26. @Altai

    The fact they’ve realized that social media advertising is something of a bust has nothing to do with it, I’m sure.

    • Agree: Jim Don Bob
  27. Altai [AKA "Altai_2"] says:
    @yanouz

    A lot of them are both though.

    The big story of the last 10 years in terms of political influence is that young women now are the most active users of the internet (Remember when the line was ‘There are no girls on the internet’?). They do this mostly through social media posting and do it under their real names.

    This creates an interesting dynamic where, in a sense, the peer group and acceptance is extended beyond those of real life or even a particular internet community to the whole world. Virtue signalling and moral panics can run through this like wildfire. The ‘trending’ bar just exacerbates this. (Made even more unhelpful through it’s new news ‘context’ that often sounds very partial to me)

    This has massively impacted political discourse in the Western world, particularly as it gets laundered through the MSM which has taken to Twitter as a cheap way to imply the relevance of an opinion as news and through the integration of greater proportions of young women into the old media as well as young women who have spent longer and longer amounts of their formative years on social media and the new, highly politicised social media.

    The CRT to Tumblr to Twitter to NYT pipeline has now delivered us police abolition and arguments for tearing down George Washington statues. And now also this article which presents hatred of men and desire for their abolition not in a kind of joking way or as hyperbole but in a very sober tone.

  28. anon[372] • Disclaimer says:
    @Altai

    The Unversity of Washington, in Washington state, has a very large statue of George Washington on the campus at the west end of Red Square. He is looking west, as if he has crossed the continent and finally seen the golden shore of the Pacific, his nation-building mission complete.
    I’m wondering why they haven’t attacked that statue yet. Seattle has plenty of violent fanatics. We have looting and Chaz. The GW statue at UW is a perfect target for them.
    Have their government and corportate handlers told them not to vandalise the university?

    • Replies: @Mr. Anon
  29. ErisGuy says:

    Solanas should be a role model for feminists, young and old. Live like Valerie! Show the power and joy of a feminist life.

  30. ChrisZ says:

    This is a strong insight by Jack that deserves to be featured.

    I’ve been trying to impart to my late teenage kids the emerging “rules of the game” that should govern the caution they apply to statements they make in public. I explain that though I’ve been a charitable and unprejudicial person throughout my life, who has a record of helping people of all backgrounds, *none* of that would matter if someone overheard me make joke that could be interpreted to violate some current tenet of PC. I would still be utterly condemned (and my past record of virtue, if acknowledged at all, would be perceived as merely a mask I wore to disguise my true inner nature).

    I framed that realization in the following rule:

    No amount of past benevolence is enough to redeem a person who is judged to have “transgressed” against the approved orthodoxy.

    Now, having considered Jack’s comment, I would add this corrolary:

    No amount of past malevolence is enough to condemn a person who is judged to have “advanced” the approved orthodoxy.

    There’s plenty of defining-of-terms that could be done to clarify these rules, like “Who’s doing the juding?” and “Who’s approving the orthodoxy?” Maybe these are eternal rules in every era, and not uniquely applicable to our present, perverse moment. But I think the rules stand as stated.

    Ultimately, it all reduces to Kto? Kgo?

    • Agree: Dissident
  31. Dannyboy says:

    Sorry Steve, after reading JackD’s take on Robert E Lee, I’d say he ( and all the folks who think the same ) richly deserves the Valerie Solanas’ of the world.

    Not to mention the rest of this Marxist rabble tearing down monuments and burning cities.

    Have fun boys.

    • Replies: @Jack D
  32. Clyde says:
    @yanouz

    Also, a significantly higher percentage of Americans born after 1980 are autistic, which might be relevant to what’s happening. Perhaps some of the putative drivers of the autism explosion (older mothers, pollutants, etc.) are also contributors to BPD.

    If you have anything on the post 1980s increase in autism let me know. This sounds correct but I would like to see some studies etc. Thanks.
    I think the BPAs in plastic water bottles, plastic food containers have been screwing up the male hormones in boys for about as long.

    • Replies: @yanouz
  33. I’ll respect the cult of Valerie Solanas when her followers cut out their tongues and join a commune where they communicate with scribbled notes.

  34. Antonius says:
    @Desiderius

    They are busy alright:

    https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-8464901/Russia-paid-Taliban-BOUNTIES-killing-American-troops-Afghanistan.html#comments

    Would love to send the assorted left (Jews et al) to Dombass, as opposed to white boys. Hell people would pay good money to see that!

  35. @KL

    Their website used to say that they were explicitly against the nuclear family, back in 2015. It’s since been scrubbed and re-done a couple of times to become just cut-and-paste nonsense liberal platitudes.

    did anybody save any old “copies” of the old BLM website? I don’t know how that works, but it would be fun to review the communism that was their original inspiration.

    • Replies: @res
  36. Anon7 says:
    @Altai

    Naw, Nancy Pelosi drew a line in the sand, she said that Washington and Jefferson were sacrosanct, and nothing would happen to their statues.

    Wait, didn’t she also say that there would be no useless impeachment proceedings against our president, Donald J. Trump? Radical voices prevailed.

  37. hhsiii says:
    @Altai

    One of the reasons Facebook’s shares were way down Friday. A lot of companies are pulling social media advertising. They want more “hate speech” clampdown. So they say.

    • Replies: @Altai
  38. @JohnnyWalker123

    Valerie Solanas was sexually abused by her father. Her alcoholic grandfather regularly beat her.

    Obvious question: how do we know that?

    • Replies: @Jonathan Mason
  39. Art Deco says:
    @JohnnyWalker123

    Valerie Solanas was sexually abused by her father. Her alcoholic grandfather regularly beat her. If she grew up to hate men and behave erratically, she had reasons. Every society has its disaffected element.

    ‘Sez who? Is there some sort of public record that substantiates any of these contentions? Why should Louis Solanas (b. 1914, d. 1971), a young husband and father trying to earn a living prior to the war waiting tables at the Ritz-Carlton have his reputation posthumously trashed this way unless there is period documentation or corroboration from other family members? Why should Michael Biondo (a plumber, b 1891, d. 1973) or Julius Solanas (a silversmith, b 1881, d. 1963) or EF Moran (a club musician, b. 1919, d. 2000) suffer this injury to their reputations?

    • Replies: @Michael S
  40. slumber_j says:
    @JohnnyWalker123

    Christian Erazo also runs its sponsors “EastRev” (an anarchist punk record label) and “Brigada 71,” a soccer hooligan gang affiliated with the New York Cosmos.

    LARPing as hard as he can.

  41. Art Deco says:
    @JohnnyWalker123

    While we’re at it, do you notice how this woman’s life is a game of telephone among magazine writers? Did she birth one child or two? How old was she when any child was born? You get inconsistent answers. Maybe because all answers are fictions.

  42. tyrone says:

    Role model? so who should we be gut shooting ? or how can we be the best paranoid schizophrenic nut bag.

  43. @El Dato

    ‘2020: When all that stands between the baying mob and the next statue is a priest’

    That’d be one of those moments when it really would be nice if God would just open up the heavens and flame the minions of Satan.

    The evening news would be to treasure and remember.

    • LOL: Gabe Ruth
  44. Che Guava says:

    The movie (IIRC, the title is I Shot Andy Warhol) is good, and does not give her an image as a saint.

    I am a sceptic re. Warhol, she seems to be a natural result of the menagerie he assembled, in his time off from his domestic life with Twooman Caboatee.

    I read an interview with a member of the Doors (Manzarek, IIRC) some years ago, when it touched on Warhol’s Noo Yawk scene, it was very cutting, he said they seemed like a gang of zombie vampires.

    Not to saying that i have any agreement with the lunatic Solanas, just that she seems to have naturally fit and then misfit that scene.

    In any case, as stated, Warhol did not die, he was to go on to Studio 54, Interview magazine, promoting Jean-Michel Basketcase, etc.

  45. George Romero was the more important Yinzer anyway.

  46. @JohnnyWalker123

    Congregation Beth Jacob Ohev Shalom in Williamsburg, Brooklyn will be hosting one of the largest gatherings of “antifa” in New York City in recent memory this Saturday.

    As I have mentioned the last time you brought this up, Beth Jacob Ohev Shalom is a ‘zombie’ synagogue

    “Beth Jacob Ohev Sholom is a zombie synagogue that no longer has a minyan (quorum). They no longer even have a Rabbi. As such, it became fair game for “progressive” nominally Orthodox hipsters who have settled in Williamsburg in large numbers. All it takes is to get one semi-befuddled ninety year old man who is the the president or the treasurer to permit your “Jewish” organization to use the social hall or the sanctuary and you’re in business. The idea that this demonstrates Orthodox sympathy for Antifa is absurd.”

    • Agree: Jack D
  47. Kyle says:
    @Franz

    Here’s the song in the trailer

  48. Whiskey says: • Website

    No. White women are rage filled. And this neither a Jewish plot or recent.

    Tacitus describes relations between Teutonic men and women. Pretty harmonious. In the Middle Ages the husband hating wife stories start being written down. There are even trial by combat with the husband in a pit with one arm tied down fighting the wife. Many illustrations out there.

    Something changed. And it was more modern, pre industrial. I think related to Pinkers argument of domestication of White men. Princes and kings hanging bandits and such. No woman can really be happy with just a dependable earner. Meanwhile look at how happy black women are with their men.

    Asian women I think have the same rage. If you look clo sely.

    • Agree: Neoconned
    • Replies: @Neoconned
  49. Altai [AKA "Altai_2"] says:
    @hhsiii

    One of the things I find so confusing about the modern world is that the only people who are able to put out nonsense and have the news report on it with minimal context or analysis are advertisers. Actually, wait, I just worked it out.

  50. Michael S says:
    @Jane Plain

    It really would take up most of your life, as shills on right-wing forums are near-infinite.

    Most of the time, this one doesn’t even bother to try to stay on topic – don’t take my word for it, just look up his posting history. If it’s not a literal bot, it may as well be.

  51. Art Deco says:
    @Altai

    1. The population of Arabs in east Jerusalem has nearly quadrupled over the last 50-odd years. The ethnic cleansing is … subtle.

    2. About 2/3 of the West Bank Arabs have scant interest in ‘civil rights’ of any kind. They want dead Jews. The other 1/3 do not influence policy.

    3. The slice of territory Netanyahu wishes to annex is sparsely populated. There are about 50,000 Arabs living there.

    4. The two-state solution has been dead for 20 years, when Arab politicians made clear they wanted no such thing. Survey research on Arab publics on the West Bank and Gaza revealed that north of 1/3 want no such thing and another third insist that it’s a non-negotiable that a fuzzily-defined seven-digit population of Arabs be permitted to settle in Israel at their discretion – i.e. they want a two-state solution until they can expel and kill enough Jews to impose a one-state solution.

    You need to test yourself by seeing how low you can get your word count which packing in at least four gross falsehoods. Go for it.

    • Replies: @Michael S
  52. Michael S says:
    @Art Deco

    Clearly, all female immorality, even female insanity, is caused by Jews. If it weren’t for the Jews, all 100 million or so white women in the country would behave as the sweet, gentle and chaste Aryan princesses that they really are.

    (This is the narrative that a shill thinks you are dumb enough to believe. One of the most evil women who ever lived, who wanted to sterilize or kill 4/5 men, only got that way because of men, probably Jewish men. It’s practically satire. If the posts weren’t so long and so frequent, I’d think it was satire.)

  53. Michael S says:
    @Art Deco

    …insist that it’s a non-negotiable that a fuzzily-defined seven-digit population of Arabs be permitted to settle in Israel at their discretion – i.e. they want a two-state solution until they can expel and kill enough Jews to impose a one-state solution

    …or, at best, they want the Mexico and Central America treatment; nearly unlimited immigration, colonization by any rational standard. Except their new residents won’t be as nice and “hard-working” as the wetbacks, they’ll behave just like the ones invading Europe.

    I’ve always wondered if the “free Palestine” insanity is a genuine internally-motivated derp state operation (after all, they did it to Rhodesia and South Africa), or if the megaphone is being co-opted by CAIR and related groups. Neither would surprise me; maybe it’s some combination of both.

    To the U.S. state department, Israeli Jews are just another species of badwhite, and Bibi just another incarnation of TrumpPutinHitler who has the gall to not only oppose their interventions, not only stall the color revolutions, and not only try to hold onto power but actually sort of succeed at it. Nothing makes them more furious than a leader who doesn’t want his nation to end up like America.

    I’m not so sure if Bibi can really succeed, rather than just delay the inevitable, but at least he’s trying. People who claim to be white nationalists but go around peddling “Free Palestine” dictum are not actually nationalists of any kind.

  54. res says:
    @stillCARealist

    Their website used to say that they were explicitly against the nuclear family, back in 2015. It’s since been scrubbed and re-done a couple of times to become just cut-and-paste nonsense liberal platitudes.

    It’s kind of still there at https://blacklivesmatter.com/what-we-believe/

    We disrupt the Western-prescribed nuclear family structure requirement by supporting each other as extended families and “villages” that collectively care for one another, especially our children, to the degree that mothers, parents, and children are comfortable.

    They previously used a slightly different wording.

    We are committed to disrupting the Western-prescribed nuclear family structure requirement by supporting each other as extended families and “villages” that collectively care for one another, and especially “our” children to the degree that mothers, parents, and children are comfortable.

    What is interesting is the Internet Archive seems to have been scrubbed of the older version. It only goes back to 2019 while here is an article which reference that link (with the old wording, apparently) from 2016.
    https://www.care-net.org/abundant-life-blog/how-black-lives-matter-brazenly-ignores-black-husbands-and-fathers

    This is the oldest version I see at the Internet Archive.
    https://web.archive.org/web/20190930154938/https://blacklivesmatter.com/what-we-believe/

  55. Anon[368] • Disclaimer says:
    @Jane Plain

    Just wanted to remind everyone that this is the person who said that Americans are “dumb shits” for voting for Trump. That’s an undeniable fact.

    She has already been asked to leave once. Usually when someone acts in a vicious and obnoxious manner and is asked to leave, they will at least have the humility to acknowledge the error of their ways and desist. But there is a special group of vicious, sick people who persist in their obnoxiousness, even though they know damn well what they are doing. We call these people, “demons.” Hope you enjoy where you’re going Jane.

    • Replies: @botazefa
  56. Anonymous[423] • Disclaimer says:
    @Altai

    Either way the two state solution is officially dead (Even if it was obviously stillborn) and with it Israel as a viable ethnostate.

    Israel is doing just fine, isn’t it?

  57. Jack D says:
    @JohnnyWalker123

    The problem with picking the wrong scapegoat (from the society’s POV, forget about the scapegoat) is that casting out the scapegoat doesn’t really fix the problem. The Germans used to say that anti-Semitism was the socialism of fools. Do you really think that if Jews disappeared tomorrow that all of the problems of American society would be magically resolved – antifas would become conservatives and blacks would no longer be violent? If you get rid of Soros’s foundation, there are 10 more WASP funded foundations right behind him. If you get rid of all the Jewish antifas, maybe you’ve eliminated 5% of the antifa supporters. You could hunt down and kill every single Jew and very little would change. The Puritan, witch burning strain in America began on day 1, long before any Jew ever set foot in America. Valerie Solanas was not Jewish. America has a raging fever and your “cure” is to bleed the patient.

    • Agree: Johann Ricke, botazefa
    • Replies: @dfordoom
    , @AnotherDad
  58. Jack D says:
    @Dannyboy

    It is said that the motto of the Left is “No Enemies on the Left”. That’s why you’ll never hear Joe Biden denounce Antifa (unless he does it as an insincere “pivot toward the center” maneuver). The right, OTOH, is just full of purity tests – it’s no good if you agree with me 90%. Either you are on board 100% or get off the boat.

    I’m sorry if I insulted your hero Lee. There’s no doubt that he was an honorable man. He could have stayed with the Union and had an easy life but he put loyalty to his native state above his own personal interests. He was a brave soldier, a wise leader, etc., etc. – there’s no doubt about all that.

    HOWEVER, the cause that his state chose and which he therefore chose by sticking with them, was a dishonorable cause. They went to war for the right to continue to own other men as chattels, as property like a horse or a cow (and don’t give me any BS about “states rights”). If you can’t see that this is fundamentally wrong, that the South was fighting for a fundamentally unjust cause, then I can’t help you.

    • Agree: dfordoom
  59. Jack D says:
    @Altai

    The only democratic state in the Middle East is Israel. Giving the West Bank and Gaza Arabs “civil rights” under a one state solution would mean that the Arabs living there would have “civil rights” until the next election, whereupon an Arab dictator would take power and never hold an election again (this has already happened in the Arab ruled parts of the Israeli occupied territories).

    There are always double standards when it comes to Westerners (and Israel is implicitly part of the West) vs Muslims, blacks, etc. Westerners are considered to have agency and are supposed to uphold the Geneva Conventions and democratic norms, conduct warfare in a manner that minimizes civilian casualties (even though the enemy intentionally conceals himself amid civilians) blah, blah, blah. OTOH, if Hamas took power and slit the throats of every single Jewish man, woman and child who was unable to flee and thereafter imposed an Iranian style theocratic dictatorship on the Muslim population (the only people who would be left), then people would shrug their shoulders – they’re Muslims – what did you expect?

  60. Anonymous[423] • Disclaimer says:
    @Jack D

    HOWEVER, the cause that his state chose and which he therefore chose by sticking with them, was a dishonorable cause. They went to war for the right to continue to own other men as chattels, as property like a horse or a cow (and don’t give me any BS about “states rights”).

    The cause his state chose was the cause of sovereignty and self-defense.

    Worse than “owning other men as chattels”—it was in fact a symbiotic relationship, from which blacks have benefited in many ways—is killing other men or forcing them from their homeland. Both of these horrific acts have been done by Israel and Zionist Jews throughout our lifetimes up until today. Shame on you.

  61. So you know what I’m talking about? I was shocked to read it back then. How could anyone endorse these crazies, I wondered? Now it looks like every other SJW website, full of standard template liberalism.

    “We embody and practice justice, liberation, and peace in our engagements with one another.”

    Whatever. I guess with outsiders they practice violence, subjugation, and racism.

    This is a reply to res, if it’s unclear.

  62. @Dave from Oz

    It is very common for young women who have mental health problems to make allegations of this kind, so the question is does childhood sexual abuse or physical abuse cause mental illness or is it just that psychiatrists always ask these questions and these young women nearly always give these answers which are part of the standard psychiatric interview?

    No one really knows. Some could be telling the truth and others could be lying.

    Personally, from having seen the mental health records of hundreds of people, I would say that there is almost never a detailed account of what actually happened beyond a vague allegation of “abuse” or a record of a history of a parent or grandparent having been criminally prosecuted for sexual or physical abuse.

    On the other hand I have also seen the records of many hundreds of sex offenders, and their case records contain extremely detailed accounts of their offenses which are quite painful to read. So there are pedophiles and there are people who sexually abuse their own children, but what we really don’t know is what the frequency of this is and how it correlates to mental illness in adult females (or males).

    There is also the whole question as to whether sexual abuse leads to homosexuality as an adult, or whether people who have been sexually abused as children become in turn child sex abusers themselves when they grow up, which is something that pedophiles frequently claim themselves in their own defense. (To me this seems quite illogical, but what the hey?).

    For obvious reasons researchers really don’t want to go where Freud went.

    Was Freud right about the roots of mental illness being based in forgotten sexual trauma? He is not very much in favor now with American psychiatrists. In fact I would be pretty confident that most present day working psychiatrists in state hospitals and the criminal justice system have never read his works or studied his theories.

    Anyway the status quo is that if people claim that they were sexually abused as children, then that is accepted as something that they believe happened to them, regardless of whether there is objective proof of that or not, but it is not actively investigated.

    • Replies: @Art Deco
    , @Kyle
    , @Justvisiting
  63. Charlotte says:

    Thanks, Jack D.

    Girls, especially smart white girls, has been missing out on good female role models for 40 or 50 years now. They have been encouraged to model themselves after professional men or promiscuous single career women. It’s no wonder so many write off marriage and motherhood searching for a career that will fulfill them, dating a string of men (or women).

    How do girls get these messages? The feminism they imbibe at school, fathers with no sons who want to see their daughters conquer the masculine world; a thousand “career=good, traditional marriage=bad” pop culture tropes.

    Parents really need to step up and start talking to their daughters early about what makes a good life; leaving it up to the media is not a recipe for happiness-or grandchildren.

    • Replies: @Goddard
  64. Agree Jack’s comment is worth noting–especially this part:

    And this woman is lauded in our supposedly greatest newspaper as an overlooked hero, someone who should be a role model for young women. Her feminist work is separate from her insanity and not a manifestation of it. Girls, don’t you want to be a feminist like Valerie Solanas when you grow up, so that you too will die alone and friendless in the world instead of surrounded by your loving family?

    It’s hard to overstate the damage the feminism has done to the West.

    Without going–as would be easy to do–book length, a few critical points:

    1) Women, untethered to men, to family, are really a disaster.

    The danger of untethered/uncontrolled male energy–crime, gangs, rape and pillage, even just deadbeat druggy layaboutism–are well documenented, considered and understood by the culture.

    But the danger of untethered/uncontrolled female energy is not. The people, the culture barely considers it and seems to pretend that women are naturally “good”. This is nonsense. Women are not remotely naturally “good”.

    Untethered male energy actually produces not just destruction but some–“hey what if we try …”–progress. We have things like metal, writing, engines, electricity, airplanes and the internet–from male energy pushing against the constraints of the material world.

    Have any useful ideas come from the untethered female id? Are there any actual female “leaders” who’ve been anything other than herd followers? Who’ve stood up for civilization and made anything better?

    What we’ve gotten from untethered female energy is massive preening, look-at-meism, sluttiness, virtue signalling, demands for welfare/parasitism, displaced/misplaced nurturing, herd-following and a massive infusion of anti-rationalism into our public discourse and institutions … plus, of course, fertility collapse.

    Untethered female energy produces nothing but social destruction.

    2) Without families there is no civilization.

    Men and women coming together traditionally–marriage, sex, children, family–is the bedrock of civilization.

    Family is what ties individual men and women both to each other and to their past and to their future–ergo to their nation and civilization.

    Feminism works relentless to estrange and embitter women and men; to prevent, weaken and destroy marriage and marriages. It has left millions without marriage or in weak/broken marriages and squelched the production of children, much less well-adjusted, well-raised children. And–the intentional result–leaves a wake of individuals atomized individuals … floating meaninglessly through life as simply “consumers” of corporate globohomo, cut off from connection to their past, their future, their nation, their civilization.

    ~~

    There will be no recovery in the West, unless the lies and destruction of feminism are exposed, confronted, extirpated and destroyed.

    • Agree: Mr. Anon, Lurker, MBlanc46
    • Replies: @Art Deco
    , @nebulafox
    , @jsm
  65. Art Deco says:
    @Jack D

    Disagree. Israel’s institutions are the most durable and reliable, but political pluralism and public debate are present elsewhere in the Near East, North Africa, and Central Asia. Your best examples are Cyprus, Kuwait, Georgia, Armenia, Jordan, Kyrgyzstan, Pakistan (which suffers quite a bit of political violence), Tunisia, and Morocco. Other places perform indifferently, but are much better than they used to be (Algeria, Iran). Iraq has terrible problems with political violence, but has a great deal of pluralism as well (the closest analogue would be Colombia over the period running from 1958 to 2010). The big problem in the last 20 years has been intramural political breakdown (in Iraq, Afghanistan, the Sudan, Libya). The only abattoir regime left is the Assad clan’s in Syria. The regimes most revanchist in their disposition (Iran and Turkey) are run by old men who’ve been around awhile and whose inclination to take risks will likely not be increasing with age.

    • Replies: @Jack D
  66. Nico says:

    The NYT assholes left the comments on and most of them are sharply condemnatory but with the qualification that this mars an otherwise great series on great women. All of which leads me to believe this article was nothing more than a trial balloon to gauge, given the events of the last month, to what degree an underhanded apology for the murder of one of the non-oppressed (white, male, heterosexual, cisgender or Christian – note that Warhol was only four of these) simply for the crime of not belonging to one or more of the oppressed sections of the intersectionalist cube would pass water.

    The reaction was not very promising as far as many of us on here would have the world turn. In a sane society this article would have been the end not only of the series and of the author’s and the editor’s careers but also of the NYT, period. No one responsible for this revolting stunt will pay any price for it.

  67. Mr. Anon says:
    @anon

    I’m wondering why they haven’t attacked that statue yet. Seattle has plenty of violent fanatics. We have looting and Chaz. The GW statue at UW is a perfect target for them.
    Have their government and corportate handlers told them not to vandalise the university?

    Because of the COVID Clampdown, campuses have mostly been closed. Maybe it hasn’t occured to them yet. Give it time; I’m sure it will.

  68. Muggles says:
    @Jack D

    >>It is said that the motto of the Left is “No Enemies on the Left”.<<

    That is only "said" by those who have no clue. Just read any history or bio of early or even recent Marxists or communists (big C or small).

    The Left was always preoccupied with "purifying" their dogma or Party Line and all major players spend most of their energy purging others or demonizing them in print.

    Now as a short term political tactic in electoral politics or democratic governance (i.e. parliamentary coalitions, congressional alliances, short term political votes) the "United Front" did and does come into play. But as for "enemies" most Leftists are preoccupied with deviationism.

    Leftists in power (not subject to democratic control) never tolerate dissent in their ranks. Most Left groups hate one another, though rarely publicly.

    Lenin, to cite the Alpha Dog of Marxist rulers, spent his entire life attacking other Leftists. Even after the Revolution. Stalin the notorious purger of Comrades not really guilty of anything. Ditto Mao.

    Don't believe slogans, which seem to be made up by conservative think tank pundits.

  69. Mr. Anon says:
    @Jack D

    HOWEVER, the cause that his state chose and which he therefore chose by sticking with them, was a dishonorable cause. They went to war for the right to continue to own other men as chattels, as property like a horse or a cow (and don’t give me any BS about “states rights”). If you can’t see that this is fundamentally wrong, that the South was fighting for a fundamentally unjust cause, then I can’t help you.

    They went to war partially to preserve slavery and partially for other reasons. The Civil War was a war between two slave-states, the Confederacy and the Union.

    You seem to have simply read a defence of slavery into Dannyboy’s comment that was not there. I don’t think there is probably a single person today who thinks that slavery is a good idea or that it is not fundamentally wrong, including people who proudly display the Confederate battle flag.

    Of course you have the benefit of coming from a group of people whose historical figures have never done wrong, have never been less than absolutely morally pristine – always the good guys on the side of right, and who never had less than the purest motives. At least that’s what we’re always told.

    • Replies: @Anonymous
  70. Art Deco says:
    @Jack D

    No clue what the ‘Democracy Index’ is. Freedom House, which is more exacting than it used to be (and tends to ignore abuses in places like Canada and Sweden, btw) codes Tunisia, Israel, and Cyprus as ‘free’. It codes Mauritania, Morocco, Jordan, Lebanon, Georgia, Armenia, Kuwait, Pakistan, and Kyrgyzstan as ‘partly free’. Two of their ‘unfree’ countries (Yemen and Turkey) used to receive higher marks. A number of ‘unfree’ countries have much more intramural debate and competition than they sued to (Algeria, Iraq, Iran, and Afghanistan).

    • Replies: @Jack D
    , @Kyle
    , @Wielgus
  71. Art Deco says:
    @AnotherDad

    Have any useful ideas come from the untethered female id? Are there any actual female “leaders” who’ve been anything other than herd followers? Who’ve stood up for civilization and made anything better?

    1. Margaret Thatcher

    2. Clara Barton

    3. Aung San Suu Kyi??

    4. Hildegarde of Bingen

    ==

    • Replies: @Jane Plain
    , @dfordoom
    , @orionyx
  72. Jack D: “But, OTOH our statues of truly great men – Grant, Lincoln, Columbus, Jefferson, etc. should all be torn down and destroyed. ”

    But Lincoln, according to his admirers on the racial right, claimed he had a dream that the negroes were all going to volunteer to leave America, thus making him a most evil man by today’s standards. As with Grant, the fact that Lincoln was responsible for killing mass quantities of white people can’t offset this. Apparently, there are some sins that can’t be expunged. So, sorry, but Lincoln — he’s not so great after all.

    Solanas’ SCUM Manifesto is eerily prophetic in parts. She foresees a fully automated future in which it is necessary to work only two or three hours a week; a feminized world in which technology has eliminated the nuclear family and has radically altered the relationship between men and women. Her vision of the future resembles the transhumanist vision, and like it or not, it seems well on the way to becoming a reality. The nuclear family has already been all but abolished, and even Wm. Pierce used to complain about the ongoing feminization of society. With talk of UBI perhaps soon to be implemented, it’s clear that automation too is transforming society just as she had hoped. Solanas and the technophilic right have a lot in common.

  73. Art Deco says:

    Feminism works relentless to estrange and embitter women and men; to prevent, weaken and destroy marriage and marriages.

    It’s less a body of social thought than a set of forensic tricks. Ultimately, what it does is to try to disrupt the process by which women learn to cope with the vicissitudes and dissatisfactions of life, to take account of the interests of others, and to fully understand their own agency. It promotes a puerile state of mind where the response to life’s problems is to recriminate against various parties, first and foremost the nearest adult male. The feminist icon extraordinaire is Sylvia Plath, who was an incompetent human being that few of her contemporaries would have respected had they known her personally.

  74. Jack D says:
    @Art Deco

    Cyprus is Christian. Tunis is 1,500 miles west of Israel (also west of Berlin) so it’s hard to call it part of the “Middle East”). So Freedom House agrees that Israel is the only (non-Christian) democracy in the Middle East.

    • Replies: @Art Deco
  75. Cortes says:
    @wren

    The novel “A Long Finish”, in the excellent Aurelio Zen series by the late Michael Dibdin of ?Seattle, has a great scene featuring a classic family misunderstanding hinged on the name Andrea.

    • Replies: @wren
  76. yanouz says:
    @Clyde

    This is not exactly my specialty, but here’s one review/meta-analysis on the autism/advanced maternal age link: https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S089085671200144X

    From 2016, on the causal link between air pollution and autism, specifically aimed at possible confounds: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4737505/

    From 2013, a heavily cited study linking autism and air pollution that does not seek to establish causality: https://jamanetwork.com/journals/jamapsychiatry/fullarticle/1393589

    From Europe, some countervailing evidence, though again just at the level of association and not causality: https://ehp.niehs.nih.gov/doi/full/10.1289/ehp.1408483

    Also, air quality has generally improved over time, at least in the US: https://www.epa.gov/air-trends/air-quality-national-summary

    Here’s some wild(ish) speculation: maybe the same environmental anti-antifragility that seems to be associated with increases in autoimmune disease plays a role in autism as well (https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3115699/)

    “These data support previously reported associations between parental autoimmune disorders and autism spectrum disorders.”

    Reported autism rates have increased from 3 to 4 per 10,000 in the ’60s and ’70s (Europe/US) to 1 out of 59 preschoolers in the US in 2014. Some of that has to do with changing diagnostic criteria, but it seems implausible that redefinition alone would account for such a jump.

    https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/books/NBK332896/ and https://www.spectrumnews.org/news/autism-rates-united-states-explained/

    You do wonder if autism is being weaponized, ADHD-style, as a catchall diagnosis for nonconforming boys.

    • Replies: @Clyde
  77. Art Deco says:
    @Jack D

    No, Freedom House does not. It has a parallel classification for ‘electoral democracy’, and ‘partly free’ countries generally qualify.

  78. Anon[143] • Disclaimer says:

    It is said that the motto of the Left is “No Enemies on the Left”. That’s why you’ll never hear Joe Biden denounce Antifa (unless he does it as an insincere “pivot toward the center” maneuver). The right, OTOH, is just full of purity tests – it’s no good if you agree with me 90%. Either you are on board 100% or get off the boat.

    Funny you should mention that motto of the Left and “purity tests”, Jack.

    Years after the Civil War a sort of “gentlemen’s agreement” was established between the American people and their ancestors who had fought and sacrificed on both sides. You get to honor your dead, we get to honor ours, and we’ll all come together as Americans.

    https://www.abbevilleinstitute.org/blog/leave-confederate-statues-alone/

    That lasted up to the Marxist Revolution/Civil Rights Movement in the 60’s ( instigated by the (((usual suspects))) of course.

    Anyone over the age of fifty who has been paying attention, certainly understands which group of so called “conservatives” began “punching to the Right” and instituting “purity tests”. Suffice it to say, these people had no problem whatsoever trashing the former Gentlemen’s Agreement for the sake of pandering to negros and their sponsors on the Left.

    You’re welcome to believe that Robert E Lee and the Confederacy fought for a “dishonorable cause” or that Mr Lincoln and his Union invaders cared deeply about the plight of negros in the South, if that makes you feel good. I wish you good luck in relating that fanciful nonsense to the mobs going after Columbus, Washington, Jackson, Jefferson, Grant etc…etc and every other “old dead white guy”.

    You’re gonna need it.

  79. @Art Deco

    I dunno about #4, but #s 1, 2, and 3 were Daddy’s Girls.

  80. Odin says:
    @Jack D

    I have no dog in this fight: just a Canuck quietly watching the neighbours struggle. I’ve seen an argument that if the southern states’ motivation was

    the right to continue to own other men as chattels

    then they could have simply accepted the Corwin Amendment, which guaranteed them this right in perpetuity. Since they rejected the Corwin Amendment, runs the argument, their motivation for war must have been something else.

    Can you fill me in on the rebuttal?

    • Replies: @Jack D
  81. Art Deco says:
    @Jonathan Mason

    1, Her biographer provides no evidence she was molested by her father or her step-father (except what she told mental health tradesmen decades later).

    2. Her biographer also claims she gave birth to out of wedlock children in 1951 and 1953.

    3. She insists that the supposed child of the mother and stepfather of Valerie Solanas was in fact Valerie’s child. She sites a cousin of Valerie Solanas as a source.

    4. She also names the couple who supposedly sheltered Valerie, adopted her child, and provided tuition for her to attend College Park and lists him as ‘a high ranking military officer’. There was a couple by that name in DC at the time, but the husband was not a high ranking military officer, he was a tradesman who worked for the Government Printing Office (and was apparently in the Army Reserves; he’d served in WWii from 1943-46 and was again on active duty for about six months in 1953). He also had at least five other children, so it’s difficult to imagine he’d have the spare cash to send the birth mother of a sixth he was adopting to the University of Maryland. The biographer’s account includes supposed quotations from this adoptee, who supposedly learned in 1993 that VS was his birth-mother. Nothing about this tale adds up.

    4. It can be verified that VS graduated from College Park in 1958 with a degree in chemistry.

  82. Anonymous[387] • Disclaimer says:
    @Jack D

    They went to war for the right to continue to own other men as chattels, as property like a horse or a cow

    As near as I can make out, Lincoln considered the Southerners themselves as chattel. According to what he wrote in a now-notorious letter to Horace Greely, the war was not about slavery. Rather, it was about preserving the union. Here is what Lincoln had to say:

    “My paramount object in this struggle is to save the Union, and is not either to save or to destroy slavery. If I could save the Union without freeing any slave, I would do it, and if I could save it by freeing all the slaves I would do it; and if I could save it by freeing some and leaving others alone I would also do that. What I do about slavery, and the colored race, I do because it helps to save the Union; and what I forbear, I forbear because I do not believe it would help to save the Union.”

    It’s plain from the above that Lincoln was a lot less upset about the fact that the Southerners held slaves than he was about the fact that they wanted to go their own way rather than have Washington tell them what they could and couldn’t do.

    Perhaps more to the point, slaves were expensive: the figures I have seen for slave ownership in the South indicate that between 1-2% of the white population were slave owners (yes, the figure was that low).

    The point being: Southerners largely went to war because they didn’t like the idea of people hundreds of miles away telling them what to do.

    Were some of the Southerners slaveholders? Yes. However, if the numbers are anything to go by, they were a small minority indeed.

    (and don’t give me any BS about “states rights”)

    Consider: what has been Washington’s primary activity in the 160-odd years since the end of the Civil War? That’s right: enslaving people, starting first with their own folk in the Civil War, then embarking on war after war to Spread Democracy worldwide.

    The point I am attempting to make is that the fact that a tiny portion of the South held slaves made slavery a lot less compelling reason for the South to go to war than the simple fact that very few people like being bossed around, full stop.

    To be clear: the above is in no way a defence of slavery; I find the concept of one human being owning another abhorrent. However, people who live in the Northern US seem to have developed a peculiar idea that Southern troops went into battle with a cry of, “slavery forever!”

    Not so. Rather, they fought as hard as they did in an effort to avoid becoming slaves themselves.

    If you have ever wondered why the Stars and Bars flag is so popular with people around the world, it is because foreigners seem to understand what the South was fighting for better than the Americans themselves do. This is not a slight on Americans so much as it is a manifestation of the simple fact that when you are looking at America from the outside, you can see things those living inside it cannot.

    Finally, please do not construe the above as “picking a fight” with you. That is not my intent and I do not mean to imply that you are some sort of terrible person for holding the opinion that you do (believe me, I understand why someone might see things that way).

    Rather, the reason I am making such a meal of pointing out that the South was fighting largely for its own freedom is because America seems to be faced with a similar choice in the year 2020: take a stand, or allow other people to tell you what to think, say, and do.

    I do not know what path present-day America will choose. I only hope that, whichever path America does take, it is one that the Americans themselves can live with.

    • Replies: @botazefa
  83. BB753 says:
    @BB753

    Actually, Bishop Corleone of San Francisco found the courage to show up at the site where Saint Junipero Serra’s statue was desecrated and performed an exorcism to cast out the “evil one”! Powerful words (blasphemy, desecration, etc) and video footage! He’s not mincing his words.

    • Replies: @Dan Hayes
  84. Every feminist story must include at least one of:
    1) sexual abuse, preferably by a relative
    2) date rape, preferably by a frat boy
    3) hair teasing if a WOC, preferably by a white girl
    4) etc., etc., ad nauseum.

    The USA is the richest freest most open country the world has ever seen, so why can’t these people STFU and enjoy their lives?

  85. Overlooked No More: Ted Kaczynski, Radical Environmentalist Who Blew Some Guys Up

    He made daring arguments in his “Industrial Society and Its Future,” his case for a world without technology. But his legacy as a writer and thinker was overshadowed by fewer than a dozen violent acts.

  86. Kyle says:
    @Jonathan Mason

    Freud wasn’t right about anything. That’s self evident reading his anti scientific drivel. The only thing he was sort of right about is projection.

  87. @Jack D

    “The only democratic state in the Middle East is Israel.”

    Why do I hear brain-dead Jewish idiots and Christian zionists repeating this endlessly?

    Let’s play geography.

    Is Iran in the Middle East? Yes, says Israel.
    Is Turkey in the Middle East? Yes, says Israel.

    Ergo, Armenia is in the Middle East, since Armenia sits between the two. Armenia is a democracy.

    How can the allegedly highest IQ group around be so bad at geography?

    • Disagree: botazefa
  88. dfordoom says: • Website
    @Jack D

    The Puritan, witch burning strain in America began on day 1, long before any Jew ever set foot in America.

    Yep.

    Puritanism is a mind virus that just keeps mutating into ever sicker forms. And it seems impossible to eradicate.

  89. Kyle says:
    @Jane Plain

    Most of my leftist friends who are non white feel that anguish. But they aren’t hamstrung by anti-racism and can actually articulate themselves in a way that my white leftist friends can’t. They admit they’re being driven to the right. Not by the protests but mostly by a combination of the economic lockdowns and not qualifying for unemployment. Losing your job because of a unilateral decree by the state governor and then not qualifying for unemployment because you were a 10-99 wage slave non employee is the last straw for many working class people of color. Nixon’s silent majority of you will, but non white. They think trump is crass and stupid but they also kinda think he’s funny and they’re disgusted by the patronizing woke left and the globalist woke Fortune 500 right. Middle american populism is the only way to go. Trump needs to quit being afraid of losing and go for it. He needs to be winning. Purge Ivanka & Jared and their ilk. Hire tucker as his speech writer and actually learn to read speeches from a teleprompter.

  90. dfordoom says: • Website
    @Art Deco

    Have any useful ideas come from the untethered female id? Are there any actual female “leaders” who’ve been anything other than herd followers? Who’ve stood up for civilization and made anything better?

    1. Margaret Thatcher

    This is the Margaret Thatcher who said there was no such thing as society? A truly poisonous woman. She certainly did more harm than Valerie Solanas.

    • Replies: @Art Deco
    , @Johann Ricke
  91. Kyle says:
    @Art Deco

    Are you telling me that a fairly modern fairly secular country like turkey is ranked lower than Mauritania on the freedom index?
    https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.voanews.com/africa/slavery-evolves-mauritania-silent-victims-prove-harder-find%3famp

    As Slavery Evolves in Mauritania, Silent Victims Prove Harder to find
    November 12, 2018 11:30 PM…
    Mauritania abolished slavery in 1981, the last country to do so, and criminalized it in 2007. There have been just four prosecutions of slave-owners in its history, with dozens of cases currently in courts.

    The Global Slavery Index estimates that two percent of the population, or 90,000 Mauritanians, are enslaved.

    I assume that Iran is listed “unfree” because British Petroleum, Royal Dutch Shell, & Exon Mobile are unfree to extract natural resources with impunity.

    • Replies: @Neoconned
    , @Art Deco
    , @Gordo
  92. Neoconned says:
    @Whiskey

    I read this historical account of the b-stard kids of this cheater and a housewife being deported as a religious punishment to the New World(I think to Plymouth colony) from the UK because the cucked husband wanted(rightly, in my opinion) some form of retribution for his wife being as they say in the hood “a hoe”…..

    The English judge agreed.

    The whole uppity women thing seems to be a decadent protestant thing at 1st and an English thing in particular. American women have always seemed weirdly assertive.

    Great observation. This sh-t did indeed start in the Middle Ages.

  93. Neoconned says:
    @Kyle

    Who writes these stupid “freedom indexes” anyway?

    • Replies: @Crispr Dollr Billry
  94. nebulafox says:
    @Jack D

    The two-state solution has been dead for a long, long time. The quicker this is acknowledged and officials stop denying reality, the better. It is as I’ve said before: the only way the conflict ends before we get a demographic fueled bloodbath is if the Palestinians give up any hope that any foreign power in any form will come to rescue them, and can bring back the right of return or Jerusalem. It’s a raw deal, but when you lose military conflicts, this stuff happens.

    Once that happens, we can focus on the concessions that Israel-who doesn’t like losing people in war any more than any other society-would be willing to realistically give to make things finally end.

    >OTOH, if Hamas took power and slit the throats of every single Jewish man, woman and child who was unable to flee and thereafter imposed an Iranian style theocratic dictatorship on the Muslim population (the only people who would be left), then people would shrug their shoulders – they’re Muslims – what did you expect?

    No, they wouldn’t: the future European and American Right would go nuts, just for “cultural” (read, racial, however imaginary this is with Israel’s post-1977 demographics) reasons rather than religious ones, and Russia, China, India, and many East African states view Israel favorably: certainly moreso than Hamas. Even in Europe, the former Warsaw Pact states rather like Israel, seeing it as a good example of how to keep a tough line with Muslims. Israel’s long term foreign policy game of courting non-Western good will has paid off supremely: it is far more geopolitically secure than it was 50 years ago.

    If any one non-Muslim group disproportionately looks upon the Israelis as neo-Afrikaners, it is their left-wing American coreligionists, so, yeah…

    • Replies: @Art Deco
  95. Art Deco says:
    @dfordoom

    This is the Margaret Thatcher who said there was no such thing as society? A truly poisonous woman.

    The term ‘poisonous’ does not mean what you fancy it means. And what she said in context is as follows:

    “They are casting their problems at society. And, you know, there’s no such thing as society. There are individual men and women and there are families. And no government can do anything except through people, and people must look after themselves first. It is our duty to look after ourselves and then, also, to look after our neighbours.” – in an interview in Women’s Own in 1987

    • Replies: @Jonathan Mason
  96. nebulafox says:
    @AnotherDad

    > Are there any actual female “leaders” who’ve been anything other than herd followers? Who’ve stood up for civilization and made anything better?

    The empress Theodora: “actress” (in the classical world, that also meant prostitute) turned regime saver and pimp/rapist crusher.

    • Agree: dfordoom
  97. Art Deco says:
    @Kyle

    I assume that Iran is listed “unfree” because British Petroleum, Royal Dutch Shell, & Exon Mobile are unfree to extract natural resources with impunity.

    Kind of a dopey assumption.

  98. Art Deco says:
    @nebulafox

    is if the Palestinians give up any hope that any foreign power in any form will come to rescue them,

    The only thing they need to be rescued from is their own stupidity. If you want to do that, turn off the financial spigots.

    • Replies: @nebulafox
  99. nebulafox says:
    @Art Deco

    Stupidity fueled by the notion that the UN or Europe or even a future America under some Democratic administration-looking less bizarre these days way things are going with them-will step in and intervene on their behalf somehow against the occupation, because there’s no such hope with the rest of the Arab World. Even the Saudis are cozy with the Israelis these days. The Palestinians are very aware of where their best chances lie in politics, wherever they get their arms. I blame desperate people falling victim to human nature and clutching at whatever straws they can less than well-off outsiders who indulge false hopes and prolong the misery for their own virtue-signalling purposes.

    (There’s always Iran, but how much the now over 30 years post-Khomeini Persians actually care about the fate of a bunch of Arabs over their own neo-Safavid geopolitical project these days is up for debate. I suspect the Palestinians are quite aware of that, too.)

    Their best bet is finding some Palestinian Michael Collins to sign the deal and salvage what can salvaged: and if you take away right of return or Jerusalem, there is stuff that can be salvaged. Shockingly enough, Israel doesn’t like war for the sake of it. And the US would be much more likely to learn harder on Israel to sign something if the Palestinians do that. But as history shows, any such man will be quickly assassinated, and unlike Collins, before anything gets done.

  100. @Jonathan Mason

    I would encourage you to read Thomas Szasz:

    His great insight was that in cases where there was no physical brain injury, mental illness was a _metaphor_.

    Society could then decide what was socially acceptable behavior, and declare that “sane”.

    Since societal norms change from place to place and time to time the definition of “mental illness” could change quite radically as well.

    Another way to look at it is that psychiatry and psychologists are guardians of the cultural status quo (as determined by the elites that rule such matters). This is well hidden by lots of big words and fancy definitions and lots of lots of drugs.

    I view all social justice warriors as totally insane, and they would view me as insane.

    Both of us are correct–our values are in conflict and if we have total authority over the psychiatric profession the literature would reflect our view.

    • Replies: @Jonathan Mason
    , @Jack D
  101. Dan Hayes says:
    @BB753

    Being Bishop of San Francisco, Corleone certainly has his work cut out for him.

    BTW, I am sure that the bishop’s actions did not especially endear him to Bishop Bergoglio.

    • Replies: @BB753
  102. orionyx says:
    @The Alarmist

    We’ve been doing so for a long time. Rear ends only.

  103. orionyx says:
    @Jack D

    The South was resisting the tariffs imposed by Lincoln. The war was purely and simply based on economics. Lincoln was indifferent on the question of slavery. If the South had jettisoned slavery, and accepted the North’s economic extractions, there would have been no war. It’s as simple as that. Making the war to be all about slavery was an ex-post-facto move to justify the senseless murder of more than half a million men and the ruin of the Confederate states. Read “The South Was Right” by James & Walter Kennedy for a full exposition.

  104. orionyx says:
    @Art Deco

    From your examples, it’s hard to tell which side of the argument you’re on.
    Or perhaps your favorite literary genre is hagiography.

    • Replies: @Art Deco
  105. Gordo says:
    @Kyle

    I assume that Iran is listed “unfree” because British Petroleum, Royal Dutch Shell, & Exon Mobile are unfree to extract natural resources with impunity.

    You have to ‘free’ your central bank to be absolutely ‘free’.

  106. duncsbaby says:
    @Franz

    It’s been a long time since I saw that movie but I don’t remember Solanas being portrayed as a hero. I remember her being portrayed by Lily Taylor as an unhinged psycho, so well in fact that I always kinda thought of Lili Taylor as being a bit of an unhinged psycho even though afaik, she’s led a fairly scandal-free existence. I just checked that btw, & I saw that she did have a psycho boyfriend apparently, Michael Rappaport, an actor who seems like a fairly cheerful fella in the roles I remember but in real life has anger issues.

    • Replies: @Franz
  107. @Jack D

    … You could hunt down and kill every single Jew and very little would change. The Puritan, witch burning strain in America began on day 1, long before any Jew ever set foot in America. …

    LOL, Jack. Usually your line is how impoverished America would be/have been without the superlative accomplishments of Jews. This is the one time, when suddenly … Jews got nothing to do with it.

    Actually i’m pretty confident we’d manage to have casinos (though probably not as many), hotels, liquor conglomerates, car dealers, investment bankers, not to mention world class technology and engineering–even physics–without any Jews.

    It really is the propaganda industry–Hollyweird, news media, academia, politics, lawyering–where Jews really have had/do have truly outsized impact. And yes, a highly negative–anti-republican, anti-nationalist–impact.

    As to the Puritans–yes the Puritan impulse is a real problem. But as i’ve noted before, 100 years ago the Puritan descended “Progressives” line was essentially “WASPs are awesome and all these other screwed up peoples ought to clean up their act and behave … just like us.” A far, far, far, far cry from today’s minoritarianism. Even 50 years ago, the WASP progressive infatuation was Club of Rome “Limits to Growth” stuff–population control and pollution control. Cleaning up our joint, but basically containing the Third World population explosion from sinking the planet–Nazi stuff under today’s dominant Jewish minoritarianism.

    The sudden absence of Jews indeed would not matter in any real industry, but the absence of Jews in the propaganda industries would be felt immediately.

    No argument that the American rot is not deep. It certainly is. But the lack of Jewish propaganda policing would open things up a bit immediately and–admittedly over time–allow space for other, saner, voices …. and eventually for sanity–republicanism, majoritarianism, nationalism–to push back and for the nation to heal.

  108. wren says:
    @Cortes

    It might be very easy to misunderstand this Andrea.

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

  109. Loofah says:
    @Jack D

    Yes, and according to Skeletor, AKA Freedom House Board Chair Michael Chertoff, the Patriot Act was a veritable ode to freedom.

  110. @Neoconned

    It’s like FUBU (“For Us, By Us”): FSBS.

    Not as catchy.

  111. @dfordoom

    This is the Margaret Thatcher who said there was no such thing as society? A truly poisonous woman. She certainly did more harm than Valerie Solanas.

    I don’t understand this kind of wilful blindness. In the internet age, this is the kind of quote you could have looked up in a matter of seconds. And yet …

  112. Franz says:
    @duncsbaby

    …I don’t remember Solanas being portrayed as a hero. I remember her being portrayed by Lily Taylor as an unhinged psycho

    The woman who made the movie was interviewed and said she stressed the abuse Valerie had as a child (by her father) and that Andy Warhol’s dismissal of her at the end triggered her final meltdown that led to her shooting him.

    The epilogue suggests Andy W. was transformed by the event. His biographies indicate he basically shrugged it off. I agree Lily Taylor’s performance was interesting but the woman who directed the film had an feminist agenda. I thought it was sort of clear.

    Andy W was no saint, but slagging a dead man was a bit disconcerting. Valerie was a pest, but Andy still gave her the benefit of a doubt and was civil to her. I give him some credit for that.

  113. Jack D says:
    @Odin

    Read this wiki:

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Declaration_of_the_Immediate_Causes_Which_Induce_and_Justify_the_Secession_of_South_Carolina_from_the_Federal_Union#:~:text=The%20Declaration%20of%20the%20Immediate,for%20seceding%20from%20the%20United

    The real triggering event was the election of Lincoln, whom they thought to be anti-slavery. Up until then, all the Presidents had either been favorable to slavery or at least neutral but they perceived that Lincoln would take the country in an anti-slavery direction and they couldn’t accept him as leader. Sort of like the “not my President” tantrum that the Democrats pulled over Trump except that the South actually seceded (or tried).

    • Replies: @Anonymous
  114. @Justvisiting

    Since societal norms change from place to place and time to time the definition of “mental illness” could change quite radically as well.

    I have read some of Szaz’s books, albeit about 50 years ago.

    Of course societies have different interpretations of mental illness, and delusional beliefs alone might not be indicative of mental illness. For example many religious fundamentalists seem to believe that the Rapture, when all Christians are lifted up into the air and taken into heaven, is going to happen in the near future, and this, like many other weird religious beliefs as accepted as part of their religion.

    Unless it goes as far as this weird story in which 20 naked pentecostals aged from one to sixty-two were found traveling from Texas to Florida to escape the devil, jammed into a Grand Am car. (Sounds impossible, but 5 children were in the trunk, and maybe the adults were small.)

    https://medium.com/lessons-from-history/20-naked-pentecostals-in-a-pontiac-688ad7fbe340

    However in practical terms psychiatrists combine formal testing, diagnostics, and a measure called the GAF (Global Assessment of Functioning scale) that rates persons being assessed on their ability to function in society. I will not quote the whole thing here, but just for a taste of it:

    91 – 100 No symptoms. Superior functioning in a wide range of activities, life’s problems never seem to get out of hand, is sought out by others because of his or her many positive qualities.

    81 – 90 Absent or minimal symptoms (e.g., mild anxiety before an exam), good functioning in all areas, interested and involved in a wide range of activities, socially effective, generally satisfied with life, no more than everyday problems or concerns.

    21 – 30 Behavior is considerably influenced by delusions or hallucinations or serious impairment, in communication or judgment (e.g., sometimes incoherent, acts grossly inappropriately, suicidal preoccupation) or inability to function in almost all areas (e.g., stays in bed all day, no job, home, or friends)

    11 – 20 Some danger of hurting self or others (e.g., suicide attempts without clear expectation of death; frequently violent; manic excitement) or occasionally fails to maintain minimal personal hygiene (e.g., smears feces) or gross impairment in communication (e.g., largely incoherent or mute).

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

    Often the level of functioning is more significant than the amount of delusional thinking, which is what Szazs misses out on. In real life psychiatric diagnosis is often a tool used by the courts to decide whether people who have done things that are illegal should be treated or punished, or treated first, then punished.

    (There is no point whipping a dog for failing to observe a stop sign when it is chasing a rabbit, but you might want to restrict its future movements to reduce the risk of traffic accidents.)

    In the case of this woman Valerie Solanas, it is pretty obvious once you look at the history of her subsequent career and her GAF that she was not in her right mind. Once you have been diagnosed as being out of your mind, you may benefit from not being severely punished for your bad deeds, but you also usually forfeit the right to have your ideas as a public intellectual taken seriously by anyone else.

    • Replies: @Jack D
  115. Jack D says:
    @Justvisiting

    This is just wrong, unless you define “physical brain injury” to include chemical disorder. People like schizophrenics have physically intact brains but the chemical processes going on in their brain are off kilter – they see and hear things that just aren’t there. If you are having delusions, this isn’t just some difference in cultural values. Sure psychiatry can be abused (as it was in the Soviet Union) to declare political dissent to be a form of insanity but this doesn’t mean that real insanity doesn’t exist.

  116. @Art Deco

    Yes, I was no fan of Thatcher, but she was in a sense responding to a common meme at that time in Britain that people would blame their own failings to flourish on society, as in the immortal phrase “it’s society’s fault.”

    The bushranger Ned Kelly led a gang of criminals more than 100 years ago. He was first arrested when he was just 14 and then he went on to rob and kill people. But before his last infamous shootout, Ned Kelly wrote a letter to the world saying that none of it was his fault, that society was unfair and he had no alternative.

    https://www.abc.net.au/radio/programs/shortandcurly/is-it-societys-fault-if-you-become-a-criminal/12130026

    You can agree or disagree with that, but it is unfair to accuse Thatcher of being a nihilist.

  117. Jack D says:
    @Jonathan Mason

    Delusional beliefs (some might argue that all religions are based on delusional beliefs – that there is some invisible sky god who has influence over our lives) are different than delusional perceptions. Delusional perceptions are really where it gets dicey, especially in relation to the Catholic Church. If you have a vision of Satan ordering you to shoot up a school, everyone agrees that’s mental illness but if you have a vision of the Virgin Mary then (sometimes) the Catholic Church buys into it and they build a shrine instead of locking you up:

    [We] questioned the child, studied the facts, examined everything and weighed all the evidence. We have also called on science, and we remain convinced that the Apparitions are supernatural and divine, and that by consequence, what Soubirous saw [at Lourdes] was the Most Blessed Virgin…

  118. Anonymous[208] • Disclaimer says:
    @Mr. Anon

    I don’t think there is probably a single person today who thinks that slavery is a good idea or that it is not fundamentally wrong, including people who proudly display the Confederate battle flag.

    By what measure? The labor relationship of the Antebellum South was more humane and beneficial to American blacks than the killing and dispossession of Muslims and Christians that the Jews have engaged in over the past century in the Middle East. More humane and beneficial than the killing of a million Vietnamese, or the incineration of 700,000 Japanese. More humane and beneficial even than the United States’ aggression against Germany in the two “world wars.”

    American blacks in the Antebellum South lived longer than white people in France, had higher standards of living than their white working class counterparts in the North, and multiplied greatly under such “oppression.” Today, their descendants live in the wealthiest country in the world—the envy of their distant cousins in Africa—and are themselves the wealthiest population of African descent in the world.

  119. botazefa says:
    @Anon

    I didn’t think anything Jane wrote was problematic, certainly nothing to eject him/her over.

    Unz Review is about free speech, isn’t it?

  120. BB753 says:
    @Dan Hayes

    You can be sure he’s on a black list now. But the take-away lesson is: you don’t mess with a Sicilian Corleone! Lol!

    • Agree: Dan Hayes
  121. botazefa says:
    @Anonymous

    I do not know what path present-day America will choose. I only hope that, whichever path America does take, it is one that the Americans themselves can live with.

    Thank you for your very respectful post. We need more of that.

    Modeling good behavior, particularly in difficult times, is an honorable trait.

    • Replies: @Anonymous
  122. Art Deco says:
    @orionyx

    My suspicion is that women work satisfactorily within existing organizations and fields, but form only an odd minority of leaders and innovators. He asked for some examples of women in leadership with accomplishments. Those are some.

    I got into this argument some time back with the chumps who ran the blog League of Ordinary Gentlemen as the BO administration was floating a trial balloon for putting Harriet Tubman on the currency in lieu of one of the current occupants. There’s been a secular decline in the willingness of the Treasury to muck around with the currency and the number of denominations in circulation and the number of currency types has declined over time. I find these trends agreeable, and I personally dislike the Treasury’s habit of redesigning portraits and the like. If you look at our currency today, you’ll notice that everyone on it was a leader of men and most of them personally commanded troops. Harriet Tubman’s activities impress one to a degree, but so do Audie Murphy’s and no one’s agitating to put him on the currency. Neither one built or commanded an organization larger than a platoon. The whole approach of the liberals who ran that blog was that we had to put a broad on the currency, so any broad who’d done something interesting would do. I had to sit down and think of a woman who had built something of institutional importance. The only person I could think of was Clara Barton. Of course, a Victorian spinster who just got on with it is not someone people pushing identity politics care much about.

  123. Goddard says:
    @Charlotte

    We recently had a baby girl, and my wife and I are on the same page. No feminism, no you can have it all bullshit, no donating your peak fertile years to a corporation, no string of boyfriends, family first, nothing satisfies more than family. We have no TV in the house and social media will be strictly controlled. Likely no public school for our daughter; possibly home-school. Feminism is an utter failure, in my family we are driving a stake through its heart.

    • Replies: @HFR
  124. HFR says:
    @Goddard

    Goddard: Congratulations on your new daughter. I can’t say that I agree with all of your plans for her, but I will chime in on the no-TV-in-the-house part. I grew up with no TV and while my husband had grown up with one, he agreed to our not having one. With our daughter we found it much easier to argue about why we didn’t have a TV than to fight about how much and what she could watch. Once, I told her that when she became an adult, she could have a television if she wanted one. She wailed: But I’m afraid that by that time I’ll agree with you! Well, she didn’t agree about the TV, but she did end up agreeing about a great deal, especially politics. We laugh about it now. Good luck to you and your wife.

  125. jsm says:
    @AnotherDad

    Are there any actual female “leaders” who’ve been anything other than herd followers? Who’ve stood up for civilization and made anything better?

    The nurse midwives who have revived the idea of family-centered maternity care, that labor and delivery in healthy low-risk women is not a state of pathology and should not be subjected to surgery because the hospital or physician is in a hurry.

    Nurse-midwife attended care has proven better outcomes for mothers and babies than the standard hospital care model of the 50s.

  126. Anonymous[387] • Disclaimer says:
    @botazefa

    Modeling good behavior, particularly in difficult times, is an honorable trait.

    Thank you. I relish the compliment.

  127. Wielgus says:
    @Art Deco

    Erdoğan’s yen for throwing journos in jail or sending the cops around to arrest social media users for insulting him may explain the rating of Turkey. At least in part.

  128. Clyde says:
    @yanouz

    I cannot see an air pollution and autism connection. Air pollution in the US was worse in the 1960s when autism rates were low. My own take is more autism these days due to the mothers and fathers being weaker specimens than 50 years ago. Maybe more blame on the mother being weak thus the fetus doesn’t get proper nutrition and upbringing in the womb. The husband may be weak too but he is contributing DMA, he is not nurturing.

  129. BB753 says:
    @BB753

    This teacher, Tim Gordon, also co-wrote a reactionary book: Rules for Retrogrades. So, the archdiocese authorities were just looking for a reason to fire him even though (or because of) the author wrote that Catholicism is essential to defeat liberalism.
    Basically, it’s Saul Alinsky’s Rules for Radicals re-engineered to undo the damage that Liberals have done and take power back from them.

    Pretty interesting, but any attempt to defeat liberalism in America is doomed from the start because the country was based on liberal revolutionary principles by the masonic Founding Fathers in the first place.

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