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Introduction

Paleoconservatism is a neologism created by those following within that movement to distinguish their so-called "traditional" values from the neoconservatives. While the “paleo” in paleoconservatism leaves the impression that it arose earlier than other conservatisms, the suggestion is misleading. It is mainly a reaction to Neoconservatism. And as such is pretty new movement and political philosophy.  Although Neoconservatism was born in 1965, in the pages of Irving Kristol’s journal the Public Interest, it was not until editor Norman Podhoretz used Commentary in June 1970 to state his opposition to the New Left that the movement began to attract attention (Commentary in American Life by Murray Friedman , Temple University Press, 2005 )

Most neoconservatives are Jewish and are often closely related by blood or long friendships. Indeed, as its adherents are the best-known Jewish conservatives, neoconservatism might fairly be described as the conservatism of the Jews—those few Jews who become prominent on the Right almost invariably identify with it. Recalling their early struggles against fascist and communist totalitarianism, the neoconservatives continue to view external opponents of the United States as threats not simply to American interests but to civilization itself. They also remain intellectuals, not politicians, and are most comfortable as thinkers and writers who, unlike candidates for office, can express their views without reservation. Those who have served in government—with the exception of Moynihan—have done so as appointees and have developed impressive bureaucratic skills that they have used effectively in high-level positions. In one important way, however, neoconservatism has changed. The left-wing experiences that marked the youths of many older neoconservatives do not characterize the current generation—some came from the relatively conservative Jackson wing of the 1970s Democratic Party, but most of the new generation have been conservatives their entire adult lives.

However, paleoconservatism should not be seen as a simple resurrection of these earlier themes. It fuses notions associated with the anti-war, anti-empire, isolationist traditions with other strains and concepts drawn from both the social sciences and different conservative traditions. They are reconfigured so as to form a theoretically developed and structured world view informed by a particular representation of American ethnicity, elite theory, and notions of republicanism derived from southern conservatism. In other words this is an ideology, much like Neoconservatism is.  And as such a competing ideology.  

Many prominent paleoconservatives publish their views in The American Conservative, the leading publication exposing paleoconservative ideology. Buchanan, leading spokesman of paleoconservatism has adopted the slogan "America First” as part of a conscious attempt to evoke pre-war sentiments about keeping the United States out of “foreign wars.”

"Today we call for a new patriotism, where Americans begin to put the needs of Americans first, for a new nationalism where in every negotiation, be it arms control or trade, the American side seeks advantage or victory for the United States." With these words, columnist, television personality, and former presidential speechwriter Patrick J. Buchanan announced his candidacy for president in a New Hampshire hotel conference room. He had prefigured his slogan in an article the previous year for the National Interest: "America First--and Second, and Third." ...

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America First was Buchanan's gambit, his bid to mobilize conservatives now that the old call to slash the federal government no longer resounded successfully. With it he hoped to attract America's nationalist hard core, people who felt aggrieved and abused not so much by foreigners as by alien elements within their own country--to unite conservatism and populism together in an ideology that could impose itself on the country more effectively than Reagan's business-oriented conservatism had ever succeeded in doing. It was not Buchanan's gambit alone, of course. Over the five years since he had quit his White House staff job in 1987, an intellectual coterie had assembled around Buchanan, made up of writers and activists who had broken off from the main mass of conservatism over the course of the 1980s, disgusted with President Reagan's weak-willed acceptance of a Martin Luther King holiday and sanctions against South Africa, with President Bush's knuckling under to the 1991 civil rights laws and his upping legal immigration levels by 200,000 a year. They complained that their conservative movement--the conservative movement of Robert Alfonso Taft and Barry Goldwater--had been hijacked. "Before true conservatives can ever take back their country," Buchanan had written in May 1991, "they are first going to have to take back their movement." From whom? From "the neoconservatives . . . the ex-liberals, socialists and Trotskyists who signed on in the name of anti-communism and now control our foundations and set the limits of permissible dissent." As one of the conservatives who would later back the Buchanan campaign lamented, "We have simply been crowded out by overwhelming numbers. The offensives of radicalism have driven vast herds of liberals across the borders into our territories. These refugees speak in our name, but the language they speak is the same one they always spoke." 1

Paleoconservatism also has  a marked hostility to the “east coast establishment", echoing Huey Long’s attacks on the wealthy and Father Charles Coughlin's pleas on behalf of the local community against what he saw as the arrogance and self-interested indifference of metropolitan financial interests. They are suspicious about big finance, especially TBTF banks.

Paleoconservatism also shares the sense of exclusion from the government apparatus by neoconservatives, who now dominate the Washington political scene, and especially the Department of State. Along with Neoconservatism, they reject neoliberal globalization and multiculturalism (three horseman of Neoliberal Apocalypse):

Although Scotchie does not put it quite this way, contemporary paleoconservatism developed as a reaction against three trends in the American Right during the Reagan administration. First, it reacted against the bid for dominance by the neoconservatives, former liberals who insisted not only that their version of conservative ideology and rhetoric prevail over those of older conservatives, but also that their team should get the rewards of office and patronage and that the other team of the older Right receive virtually nothing.

The politics of this conflict, as those involved in it will recall, was often vicious and personal, the most notorious case being the backstabbing treatment of the late M.E. Bradford by his neoconservative rivals over the appointment to the chairmanship of the National Endowment for the Humanities in 1981. The bitterness of the NEH controversy was due not to the neocons pushing their own nominee, the totally unknown and laughably under-qualified William Bennett but to their complete lack of hesitation in smearing, lying about, and undermining Bradford at every opportunity.

Scotchie deals briefly with the Bradford controversy, but I have to say, as one closely involved in supporting Bradford at the time, that he does not dwell sufficiently on the sheer evil and meanness of neoconservative conduct in it. But he also notes the firing, calculated vilification, or effective ostracism of several paleos or paleo fellow travelers by the neocon cabal in the following years as well as the deliberate campaign to strip the Rockford Institute of funding by neoconservative-controlled foundations.

Most paleoconservatives are against immigration, neoclassical economics (which is pseudoscience anyway, so any rational person is against it ;-) and any military intervention by the US anywhere. They have little regard for any benefits of an egalitarian society. Their economic views are more likely to tend toward New Deal than modern neoliberalism, although there is a contingent of  Austrian scholars within paleoconservative movement. 

The most notable living paleoconservative is Patrick Buchanan, who recently (welcomed Donald Trump foreign policy views):

With Democrats howling that Vladimir Putin hacked into and leaked those 19,000 DNC emails to help Trump, the Donald had a brainstorm: Maybe the Russians can retrieve Hillary Clinton's lost emails. Not funny, and close to "treasonous," came the shocked cry. Trump then told the New York Times that a Russian incursion into Estonia need not trigger a U.S. military response.

Even more shocking. By suggesting the U.S. might not honor its NATO commitment, under Article 5, to fight Russia for Estonia, our foreign policy elites declaimed, Trump has undermined the security architecture that has kept the peace for 65 years. More interesting, however, was the reaction of Middle America. Or, to be more exact, the nonreaction. Americans seem neither shocked nor horrified. What does this suggest?

Behind the war guarantees America has issued to scores of nations in Europe, the Mideast and Asia since 1949, the bedrock of public support that existed during the Cold War has crumbled. We got a hint of this in 2013. Barack Obama, claiming his "red line" against any use of poison gas in Syria had been crossed, found he had no public backing for air and missile strikes on the Assad regime. The country rose up as one and told him to forget it. He did. We have been at war since 2001. And as one looks on the ruins of Afghanistan, Iraq, Syria, Libya and Yemen, and adds up the thousands dead and wounded and trillions sunk and lost, can anyone say our War Party has served us well?

On bringing Estonia into NATO, no Cold War president would have dreamed of issuing so insane a war guarantee. Eisenhower refused to intervene to save the Hungarian rebels. JFK refused to halt the building of the Berlin Wall. LBJ did nothing to impede the Warsaw Pact's crushing of the Prague Spring. Reagan never considered moving militarily to halt the smashing of Solidarity.

Were all these presidents cringing isolationists? Rather, they were realists who recognized that, though we prayed the captive nations would one day be free, we were not going to risk a world war, or a nuclear war, to achieve it. Period. In 1991, President Bush told Ukrainians that any declaration of independence from Moscow would be an act of "suicidal nationalism."

Today, Beltway hawks want to bring Ukraine into NATO. This would mean that America would go to war with Russia, if necessary, to preserve an independence Bush I regarded as "suicidal."

Have we lost our minds?

The first NATO supreme commander, General Eisenhower, said that if U.S. troops were still in Europe in 10 years, NATO would be a failure. In 1961, he urged JFK to start pulling U.S. troops out, lest Europeans become military dependencies of the United States. Was Ike not right? Even Barack Obama today riffs about the "free riders" on America's defense. Is it really so outrageous for Trump to ask how long the U.S. is to be responsible for defending rich Europeans who refuse to conscript the soldiers or pay the cost of their own defense, when Eisenhower was asking that same question 55 years ago?

In 1997, geostrategist George Kennan warned that moving NATO into Eastern Europe "would be the most fateful error of American policy in the post-Cold War era." He predicted a fierce nationalistic Russian response. Was Kennan not right? NATO and Russia are today building up forces in the eastern Baltic where no vital U.S. interests exist, and where we have never fought before - for that very reason. There is no evidence Russia intends to march into Estonia, and no reason for her to do so. But if she did, how would NATO expel Russian troops without air and missile strikes that would devastate that tiny country? And if we killed Russians inside Russia, are we confident Moscow would not resort to tactical atomic weapons to prevail? After all, Russia cannot back up any further. We are right in her face.

On this issue Trump seems to be speaking for the silent majority and certainly raising issues that need to be debated.

Needed now is diplomacy. The trade-off: Russia ensures the independence of the Baltic republics that she let go. And NATO gets out of Russia's face. Should Russia dishonor its commitment, economic sanctions are the answer, not another European war.

Daniel Larison  is probably the second important paleoconservative thinker. Antiwar.com founder and editor Justin Raimondo is probably the third. Also important is Phyllis Schlafly.

Paleoconservatism claims its roots in the "Old Right", a loose grouping of people, many of them former liberals, who emerged during the Great Depression and World War II as opponents of Franklin D. Roosevelt's domestic and foreign policy. As the Cold War got underway after WWII, these people remained isolationist and opposed the Cold War, grouping post-war foreign and domestic policy together as two sides of the same coin, the "welfare-warfare state."

Early examples include journalists John T. Flynn, Garet Garrett, Rose Wilder Lane, Isabel Paterson, and Albert Jay Nock, revisionist historians Harry Elmer Barnes (one of the first major Holocaust deniers) and George Morgenstern (who claimed that FDR had dragged America into WWII by deliberately goading the Japanese to attack), libertarian Murray Rothbard, and U.S. Senator Robert A. Taft.

With militant anti-communism in vogue on the American right, they found themselves marginalized within the conservative movement and shut out from outlets like William F. Buckley's National Review, their continued isolationism getting them accused of being "useful idiots" for Moscow.

However, they continued as an outside tendency through such groups as Leonard Read's Foundation for Economic Education and an emerging Austrian school of economics led by Ludwig von Mises and Henry Hazlitt, who later became libertarian icons. It was not until the fall of the Berlin Wall that isolationism re-emerged on the right (outside of the libertarians, who had become a distinct movement from conservatism), led by people like Pat Buchanan who had been interventionist during the Cold War. 

Promotions of local manufacturing and tariffs

From The Paleo Persuasion The American Conservative

Politically, the leadership of the Right evolved from Robert Taft in the 1940s and ’50s, who, as Scotchie writes, “cared more … about the survival of the shoe-making industry in America than whether American consumers could someday buy $125 sneakers made by twenty-five cents an hour labor in Indonesia,” to Newt Gingrich, who babbled about a laptop computer for every school child and doted credulously on the most bizarre New Age banalities. Culturally and intellectually, the Right moved from the radical conservative cultural criticism of men like Donald Davidson, Richard Weaver, Russell Kirk, and Bernard I. Bell to the post-Reagan triumphalism that chortled over the “end of history” and the arrival of the world democratic imperium.

Rejection of neoliberal interventionism and wars

Anti war position make Paleoconservatism is similar to libertarianism. They reject neoconservatism with its Trotskyite "Permanent war" mentality. Paloconservatism anti-war postion like is the case with libertarians as well is based on Non-Interventionism:

Libertarianism and war are not compatible. One reason why should be obvious: In war, governments commit legalized mass murder. In modern warfare especially, war is not just waged among voluntary combatants, but kills, maims, and otherwise harms innocent people. Then, of course, wars must be funded through taxes, which are extracted from U.S. citizens by force—a form of legalized theft, as far as libertarians are concerned. And, historically, the United States has used conscription—legalized slavery—to force people to fight and die. In addition, an interventionist foreign policy makes civilians targets for retaliation, so governments indirectly cause more violence against their own people when they become involved in other countries’ affairs. In addition, war is always accompanied by many other new restrictions on liberty, many of which are sold as supposedly temporary wartime measures but then never go away.

In the article The Paleo Persuasion Samuel Francis wrote ( The American Conservative, December 16, 2002): 

While some (Scotchie mentions Pat Buchanan and me) were anti-communist interventionists during the Cold War, all have come to reject the reckless military interventionism and globalism of its aftermath. A critical point of development was the Iraqi invasion of Kuwait in 1990 and the U.S. and conservative response to it. Paleos and those who soon identified with them almost spontaneously rejected U.S. military intervention against Iraq. It was a moment, falling only a year after the neoconservative onslaught on the Rockford Institute, that solidified the paleoconservative identity.

“The US, as paleos have claimed for decades, was only meant to be a constitutional republic, not an empire—as Buchanan’s 1999 foreign policy tome A Republic, Not an Empire nostalgically states,” Scotchie explains. “Republics mind their own business. Their governments have very limited powers, and their people are too busy practicing self-government to worry about problems in other countries. Empires not only bully smaller, defenseless nations, they also can’t leave their own, hapless subjects alone…. Empires and the tenth amendment aren’t friends…. Empires and small government aren’t compatible, either.

If anti-interventionism and a commitment to the Old Republic defined by strict-construction constitutionalism and highly localized and independent social and political institutions defined one major dimension of paleoconservatism, its antipathy to the mass immigration that began to flood the country in the 1980s defined another. Indeed, it was ostensibly and mainly Chronicles’ declaration of opposition to immigration that incited the neoconservative attack on Rockford and its subsequent defunding. Scotchie devotes a special but short chapter to paleoconservative thought on immigration and makes clear that to paleos, America was an extension of Western civilization. It was intended by the Founding Fathers to be an Anglo-Saxon-Celtic nation also influenced by Athens, Rome, and Jerusalem. Large-scale immigration from non-Western nations would, as Fleming (and most other paleos) maintained, forever spoil a distinct American civilization.

The implication of this passage is that paleoconservatives, unlike libertarians, most neoconservatives, and many contemporary mainstream conservatives, do not consider America to be an “idea,” a “proposition,” or a “creed.” It is instead a concrete and particular culture, rooted in a particular historical experience, a set of particular institutions as well as particular beliefs and values, and a particular ethnic-racial identity, and, cut off from those roots, it cannot survive. Indeed, it is not surviving now, for all the glint and glitter of empire.

While Scotchie is quite clear and well-informed about the paleos’ thought on immigration and its meaning, he fails to discuss at all their views on race. This is unfortunate, as not a few of them have been accused of simple-minded “racism,” “white supremacy,” and other ill-defined bugaboos. I, for one, like to think that what they believe about race, while definitely not in the liberal-neocon mainstream, is rather more nuanced and considerably more sophisticated than their enemies (and not a few of their friends) want to think.

If Scotchie’s book has any great flaw, it is that it is simply too short. Paleoconservatism is worth a much longer and deeper look than his volume can give, though Scotchie himself is both so thoroughly familiar with his subject and so sympathetic to it that he could have produced a much more extended treatment. He might also have revealed more of the personalities of the leading paleoconservative writers, interviewed them, and discussed several writers he omits, for example, Claes Ryn of Catholic University or E. Christian Kopff of the University of Colorado at Boulder, and he might have explored why the Chronicles school has not been more successful at defining the American Right.

Have the paleos indeed failed, and if they have, is the neocon stab-in-the-back theory the only reason? Are there perhaps either large historical trends or even mere personality differences among the paleos that made their own crack-up eventually inevitable, and can such trends or conflicts be overcome? Or are the paleos really only dinosaurs, whining nostalgically for a world they have lost and unable or cantankerously unwilling to adapt to the Shining Imperial City on the Hill the neoconservatives claim to be constructing? Scotchie might have explored these questions and problems more extensively than he did, and one hopes he will do so in a bigger book in the future, but what he has given us in the meantime is an essential and valuable contribution to American intellectual history in the last decade of the last century
 

Paleoconservatives are strongly critical of neoliberalism

In a 1988 lecture, Russell Kirk quoted a letter that showed, he said, how hot the bitterness burned: "I believe," wrote his correspondent, "that the chief enemy of American conservatism has not been the Marxists, nor even the socialist liberals in the Democratic Party, but the Neo-conservatives, who have sabotaged the movement from within and exploited it for their own selfish purposes." 2

Paleoconservatism - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

They are also strongly critical of neoconservatives and their sympathizers in print media, talk radio and cable TV news.[26] Paleocons often say they are not conservatives in the sense that they necessarily wish to preserve existing institutions or seek merely to slow the growth of modern big-government conservatism.[27] They do not wish to be closely identified with the U.S. Republican Party.[26] Rather, they seek the renewal of "small 'r'" republican society in the context of the Western heritage, customs and civilization.[28] Joseph Scotchie wrote:

Republics mind their own business. Their governments have very limited powers, and their people are too busy practicing self-government to worry about problems in other countries. Empires not only bully smaller, defenseless nations, they also can’t leave their own, hapless subjects alone.... Empires and small government aren’t compatible, either.[29]

By contrast, paleocons see neoconservatives as empire-builders and themselves as defenders of the republic, pointing to Rome as an example of how an ongoing campaign of military expansionism can destroy a republic.[30]

As paleoconservatism germinated as a reaction to neoconservatism, most of its development as a distinct political tendency under that name has been in the United States, although there are parallels in the traditional Old Right of other Western nations. French conservatives such as Jean Raspail,[135] and British conservatives such as Enoch Powell,[136] Peter Hitchens,[137] Antony Flew (whom the Rockford Institute awarded the Ingersoll Prize),[138] John Betjeman,[139] and Roger Scruton[140] as well as Scruton's Salisbury Review and Derek Turner's Quarterly Review,[141] as well as Australia's Sydney Traditionalist Forum[142] all emphasize skepticism, stability, and the Burkean inheritance, and may be considered broadly sympathetic to paleo values. For example, Hitchens wrote, in opposition to the Iraq War,

There is nothing conservative about war. For at least the last century war has been the herald and handmaid of socialism and state control. It is the excuse for censorship, organized lying, regulation and taxation. It is paradise for the busybody and the nark. It damages family life and wounds the Church. It is, in short, the ally of everything summed up by the ugly word ‘progress.’[143]

Note the One Nation movement in 1990s Australia,[144] Germany's Junge Freiheit,[145] and Italy's Lega Nord.[146]  Also paleoconservatism has some analogies with the Russian dissidents such as Andrei Navrozov[147] and Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn.[148]

Anti-immigration sentiments: save our jobs

Paleoconservative attitudes toward the issue of illegal immigration to the United States and the problem of multiculturalism and assimilation on American soil are mostly negative.  They view these phenomena as a significant threat to the American way of life. Their words are filled with anxiety for the future of American society, which is instilled with the positive meaning of the idea of open borders, and which is becoming permeated with alien cultures and losing its own cultural identity. Starting with an explanation of the essence of the American nation’s homogeneity, this article presents the threats which come with the ‘mixing’ of cultures and liberal immigration as well as phenomena directly linked to such immigration, namely the problem of terrorism and Islam.

Most Americans at least professed to be unalarmed about this gradual transformation of the country. They claimed that America was a nation founded upon a "proposition"; anyone who assented to the American proposition could become an American (Dead Right, by David Frum):

To Buchanan and his friends, this universalism was just sentimental flim-flam. American civilization was the product of a particular people. To preserve that civilization, it was necessary to preserve the people that had created it. The Declaration of Independence and the Constitution had not created America; the Declaration and the Constitution were created by Americans. Bolivar wrote constitutions every bit as noble as that composed in Philadelphia; it was the Anglo-American character that made the Philadelphia constitution a success and the Caracas constitution a failure. History had demonstrated that non- British Isles immigrants from Europe had made good enough citizens, but why run the awful risk of cultural suicide...

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His conservatism was a nationalist conservatism above all--a conservatism that attached far more importance to cultural and security issues than to maximizing growth and efficiency. Buchanan was slow to absorb all the implications of his nationalism. In his 1988 memoir, he still thought that "among the great American achievements of the twentieth century is free Asia, democratic and capitalist." "To squander that in an absurd 'trade war' because we cannot compete with Korean cars or Japanese computer chips would be an act of almost terminal stupidity for the West." 9 He also confessed that he had inwardly believed, at the time they took place, that the civil rights movement's civil disobedience campaigns were justified by natural law, even though he would later write editorials for the Globe-Democrat attacking them. But his thinking was jogged along by a new set of friends: the writers who published in Chronicles magazine.

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Sympathy for the economic plight of blue-collar workers in New Hampshire was not just bleeding-heart sentimentalism: it propelled Buchanan toward accepting an active federal responsibility for promoting industry--and protecting it from foreign competition. Buchanan's standard stump speech told an anecdote about a visit to a lumber mill on the Canadian border. Shaking hands with the workers, the candidate found himself face to face with a burly giant of a man. The man stood silent for a moment, staring at the floor, and then looked up to say only, "Save our jobs." As a story, it is as kitschy as Steinbeck at his most gooey, but it led to a serious point:

I see Mr. Bush, and excuse me, some of my conservative friends, by their willingness to allow the ruthless destruction of so many of the industries vital to our defenses, as engaged in the unilateral disarmament of our country. I can't understand it. On the grounds of national interest, I favor policies that won't let certain defense-related industries go under.

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Do we want to keep the textile manufacturing base in the United States? Do we want to keep GM and Chrysler and Ford? Do we want to keep Boeing and McDonnell-Douglas? . . . We have got to address the fact that the Asian countries and European countries are practising a form of protectionism and adversarial trade. They are capturing markets by undercutting and dumping and by targeted trade, and they have been doing this to make their countries No. 1. 12

 The Economist stringer who followed Buchanan to Mississippi reported that

Mr. Buchanan has greater ideas still for the nationalist state than merely dishing out credits to any industry (oil and gas, aerospace, textiles, ship-building) that suffers from foreign competition. For instance, he privately admits he is tempted by the idea of paying for those credits--and much more--by. throwing up a wall of tariffs around the American economy.

Buchanan understood that many conservatives saw trade not as an economic issue, but as an issue of sovereignty and group loyalty. Protectionism is a way for conservatives to show solidarity with their fellow-Americans, especially blue-collar fellow-Americans, without explicitly endorsing the redistribution of wealth. Which is why so many would-be populists of the Right have been drawn to the protectionist cause. Barry Goldwater had been one of just eight senators to vote against the 1962 law that gave President Kennedy the authority to engage in the Kennedy round of General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade negotiations. Pat Robertson campaigned as a protectionist in 1988. So did George Wallace, in both 1968 and 1972. Richard Viguerie, the direct-mail whiz who in his heyday had his stethoscope pressed as close to the chest of the American conservative as anyone, argued as long ago as 1983 that "the official trade policy of the United States should be 'fair trade'--that is, no imports produced with slave labor, no imports from foreign plants built by the U.S. taxpayer and no imports from countries which don't allow our products into their country." 15

And in November 1991, just before the beginning of campaigning in New Hampshire, a group of conservative activists called a press conference in Washington to announce their repudiation of free trade. Among them was Paul Weyrich, president of the Free Congress Foundation, the stablest of the new right-wing organizations that had come to life in the late 1970s, and one of the founders of the Heritage Foundation. "We are here," Weyrich said, "to warn the Republican Party that they had better take this issue seriously."

Weyrich was not just blowing hot air. While the congressional Republican Party overwhelmingly endorsed the North American Free Trade Agreement, the endorsement was not quite unanimous. North Carolina Senator Jesse Helms voted against NAFTA as did his protégé Senator Lauch Faircloth. And many of the Republicans who voted in favor of the treaty were swung not by the ambiguous pact's free-trade aspects but by its protectionist subthemes. Suggestively, the manager of the Republican pro-NAFTA forces in the House of Representatives, Newt Gingrich, is by no means a believer in free trade. In conversation, he praises Henry Cabot Lodge and the protectionist Republicans of the 1920s, and warns that in the absence of trade controls, world industrial wages will be determined by the pay scale of South China. 17

Rejection of Israel first crowd

WELL DONE MR. TRUMP!!! Israel-First, Neocons to join Hillary, all America’s enemies in one party Non-Intervention.com

The disloyal Israel-First/Neoconservative (IF/NC) crowd seems to be having a collective and hopefully fatal seizure over Mr. Trump’s pledge to be strictly even-handed and neutral in the ongoing war between Israel and the Arabs — a war both sides clearly intend to fight to the death.

Now, many past presidential candidates have said much the same thing, but they have always added that silly, ahistorical mantra that the United States will defend Israel’s “right to exist”. But Trump did not add that mantra of the brain-dead, and so has markedly distressed the Israel-Firsters and Neocons. Indeed, they always have opposed Trump because, it seems, they sense that he will always put America first and let those individuals, nations, and groups irrelevant to the republic’s security and economic prosperity swing in the wind. I think — or at least hope — they are right.

What makes the current Israel First/Neocon seizure so hearteningly severe are not only Trump’s words and apparent America-First foreign policy inclinations, but the fact that he is getting so very many votes. “Could it possibly be,” ponder the likes of Bill Kristol, George Will, Charles Krauthammer, Max Boot, Eliot Cohen, Robert Kagan, Michael Bloomberg, Peter King, Elliott Abrams, Eric Edelman, Michael Chertoff, Mitt Romney, John McCain, Lindsey Graham, and John Bolton, “that Americans are not genuinely happy, proud, and eager to have their fellow citizens and soldier-children dying uselessly in wars motivated in large part by the U.S. interventionism we advocate and by America’s subservience to a country that does nothing but degrade the republic’s security and drain its treasury?” “Could it be,” the IF/NC’ers are wondering, “that Trump and the increasing number of voters supporting him know that we Israel-Firsters and Neocons have played them for fools, corrupted their political system and media, and done our best to keep their kids dying in wars meant to serve a foreign nation’s interests at the cost of their own?” Well, it is too soon to tell, but the words of the Israel Firsters and Neocons and their fierce hatred of Trump surely suggest that they fear their war-causing disloyalty has been identified and — at long last — their jig is about up.

Facing the next-to-last last ditch, the disloyal are nearly frantic in their support for Senator Marco Rubio. And why not? Rubio is a thorough-going IF/NC, and — as he has little money of his own — is on the payroll, according to the media, of two pro-Israel, Jewish-American billionaires. Rubio also has denounced the Founders’ approach to foreign policy, expressing his belief that the IF/NC approach to U.S. foreign policy — that is, America at war everywhere, all the time, to protect Israel — is superior to John Quincy Adams’ republic-preserving advice that the United States must never go abroad “in search of monsters to destroy.”

But Rubio, after his Super Tuesday shellacking, is circling the drain until the Florida primary sends him barreling toward the sewer, and the Neocons and Israel Firsters, as Jacob Heilbrunn has written in the National Interest, have only one place to go, and that is to Hillary Clinton, who already has few of both detestable species on her team, but, the media says, only one pro-Israel, Jewish-American billionaire.

Mr. Heilbrunn’s excellent article notes that the IF/NC was originally based in the Democratic Party and so in a sense would be going home if they side with Clinton. That they were once aligned with the Democrats is clearly true, but being aligned with is much different than being part of, and I would argue that the IF/NC have never been anything but a one-issue party of their own.

Their party — best identified as the Disloyal Party or perhaps just as Copperheads — has never had any goal other than protecting the interests of Israel and keeping the United States steadily involved in the Israel-Arab war by promoting and purchasing a U.S. foreign policy that results in wars to install “democracy” abroad, but which are, in reality, only wars that are intended to annihilate Israel’s enemies, while unnecessarily making Israel’s enemies America’s. Can any clear thinking person really believe, for example, that “Foundation for Defense of Democracies” is anything but an IF/NC tool for fomenting war against Muslims in order to protect what they describe as “the only democracy” in the Middle East?

The use of the democracy angle by the IF/NC crowd is amply demonstrated in a recent article by one of its leading lights, Max Boot, titled “The GOP’s Apologists for Tyrants”. In this piece, Mr. Boot denounces Republican presidential candidates Trump, Cruz, and Kasich for “their support for dictators” and their clear lack of enthusiasm for unnecessary overseas democracy mongering and interventionist wars. Mr. Boot lauds the usual Copperhead line and insists that overthrowing Saddam, Gaddafi, and others was the correct thing to do. The only problem, he says, is that the U.S. government did not go far enough in waging those useless and massively counterproductive wars. Only the Israel First-owned Marco Rubio, Boot declares, refuses to “embrace genocidal tyrants”, which means the Copperheads were betting that they could count on Rubio for more war.

Well, Mr. Boot, no, Trump, Cruz, and Kasich are not seeking to “embrace genocidal tyrants”, but rather are looking out for America first. They know that neither Saddam nor Gaddafi was ever a serious national-security threat to the United States; indeed, both were key and extraordinarily lethal allies — and ones we did not have to pay — in the war against the Islamists.

Saddam kept Iraq’s door locked tight and so prevented the Islamists located east of Iraq from moving westward in large numbers, and he made the Iranians little more than marginal players in the Levant. How are things looking in that area now, Mr. Boot? Gaddafi kept the Islamists at bay in much of North Africa and murdered or incarcerated every Islamist that Libya’s military and security services could get their hands on, but IF/NC wanted a pro-democracy war in Libya and got it. How are affairs in the Maghreb going these days, Mr. Boot?

And do not forget, Mr. Boot, that you and your IF/NC sidekicks insisted that the U.S. government go democracy mongering in the Middle East in the name of the Arab Spring, and then you supported the military coup in Egypt that destroyed a democratically elected regime. Now, Mr. Boot, how is all of that working out? Finally, what about that clever IF/NC plan to build a new, pro-Western democracy in Afghanistan, how is that doing? Could you check on the progress of democracy there and get back to me?

What I think Mr. Trump is saying, Mr. Boot, is that it is too bad/so sad that there are murderous dictators loose in the world, but as long as they pose no life-and-death threat to the United States there is no reason for America to militarily intervene and give them — as the saying goes — the boot. After all, if the dictators are not killing Americans and/or threatening genuine U.S. national interests, who cares? Humans are hard-wired for war, so let them fight. The U.S. government exists only to defend the republic, its commerce, and its citizens and their liberties; it is under precisely zero obligation — legal, moral, or one dreamed up by disloyal U.S. citizens — to defend any set of foreigners against the murderous machinations of the dictators who rule them or the enemies who threaten them.

The wars that disloyal IF/NC Copperheads like you champion, Mr. Boot, have invariably been greatly counterproductive for U.S. national security, the national debt, and, especially, for those you and your colleagues care the least about; namely, the parents, wives, husbands, and children who suffered the loss or maiming of their loved ones in the military while they were fighting in the unnecessary wars you and your kind demand that America fight for only one reason, to make the world safe for Israel.

So, Mr. Boot, if you and the rest of your wretched and disloyal IF/NC associates want to go to the Democratic Party and side with IF/NC’er Hillary Clinton, please go immediately and trumpet your departure from the roof tops. After all, what could be more appropriate than today’s Copperheads — a kind of snake that sneaks and strikes without warning — joining the Democratic Party, the original incubator and home of the Civil War’s Copperheads? In the decade before that war, Massachusetts’s Senator Charles Sumner was speaking when he saw one of his pro-slavery foes enter the Senate Chamber and walk toward his seat. Sumner stopped and asked, I paraphrase here, the other senators to witness that a slug was slithering across the chamber’s floor looking for a chair to adhere to. For the Republican Party, the movement of the entire IF/NC crowd to the Democratic Party would be a Godsend, a veritable slithering slug migration that would find no shortage of fellow slugs waiting for them in Hillary’s camp, and there probably would be enough chairs for all of them to adhere to.

There is, then, nothing that could strengthen the Republican Party more and attract more voters to its side than to be shed of you, Mr. Boot, and your disloyal fellow Copperheads. Be gone, good riddance, and praise God for cutting out the festering IF/NC malignancy from the Republican Party so that it can once again stand for something more than endless war and Israel First.

 

Anti-Federalism, the stress of decentralization and local governance

The paleoconservative emphasis upon localism is reflected in their search for international co-think- ers. They have constructed ties with those who think in terms of small-scale, decentralized and localist structures structured around shared com- mon ethnic roots, rather than those who seek to construct a centralized state apparatus. Italy has been of particular interest. Chronicles rejects the commercial conservatism of Forza Italia and the quasi-fascism of Alleanza Nazionale. It looks instead towards the Lega Nord, its leader, Umberto Bossi, and its demands for a confederate state. It has similarly associ- ated itself with the Bosnian Serbs' efforts to create an autonomous republic, and opposed the attempts to es- tablish Bosnia as a viable multiethnic state. The hostility of the European right to American mass culture may however prevent closer collaboration.

Anti-Federalism is another key aspect of paleoconservatism, which adherents see as an antitype to the managerial state. The paleocon flavor urges honoring the principle of subsidiarity, that is, decentralized government, local rule, private property and minimal bureaucracy.[54] In an international context, this view would be known as federalism and paleocons often look to John C. Calhoun for inspiration.[55]

As to the role of statecraft in society, Thomas Fleming says it should not be confused with soulcraft. He gives his summary of the paleocon position:

Our basic position on the state has always been twofold: 1) a recognition that man is a social and political animal who cannot be treated as an "individual" without doing damage to human nature. In this sense libertarian theory is as wrong and as potentially harmful as communism. The commonwealth is therefore a natural and necessary expression of human nature that provides for the fulfillment of human needs, and 2) the modern state is a cancerous form of polity that has metastasized and poisoned the natural institutions from which the state derives all legitimacy — family, church, corporation (in the broadest sense), and neighborhood. Thus, it is almost always a mistake to try to use the modern state to accomplish moral or social ends.[56]

Russell Kirk, for example, argued that most government tasks should be performed at the local or state level. This is intended to ward off centralization and protect community sentiment by putting the decision-making power closer to the populace. He rooted this in the Christian notion of original sin; since humanity is flawed, society should not put too much power in a few hands. Gerald J. Russello concluded that this involved "a different way of thinking about government, one based on an understanding of political society as beginning in place and sentiment, which in turn supports written laws."[57]

This anti-federalism extends to culture too. In general, this means that different regional groups should be able to maintain their own distinct identity. For example, Thomas Fleming and Michael Hill argue that the American South and every other region have the right to "preserve their authentic cultural traditions and demand the same respect from others." In their Southern context they call on citizens to "take control of their own governments, their own institutions, their own culture, their own communities and their own lives" and "wean themselves from dependence on federal largesse." They say that:

A concern for states' rights, local self-government and regional identity used to be taken for granted everywhere in America. But the United States is no longer, as it once was, a federal union of diverse states and regions. National uniformity is being imposed by the political class that runs Washington, the economic class that owns Wall Street and the cultural class in charge of Hollywood and the Ivy League.[58]

In a similar fashion, Pat Buchanan argued during the 1996 campaign that the social welfare should be left to the control of individual states. He also called for abolishing the U.S. Department of Education and handing decision-making over to parents, teachers and districts. Controversies such as evolution, busing and curriculum standards would be settled on a local basis.[59] In addition, he opposed a 1998 Puerto Rican statehood plan on the grounds that the island would be ripped from its cultural and linguistic roots: "Let Puerto Rico remain Puerto Rico, and let the United States remain the United States and not try to absorb, assimilate and Americanize a people whose hearts will forever belong to that island."[60]

Focus of family and moral values

Like most conservatives, paleoconservatives  believe that hard work, self-discipline, and adherence to religious faith were the means by which a virtuous life was earned and a moral order was established and maintained (The Paleo Persuasion The American Conservative):

Third, paleoconservatism emerged also as a reaction against what was taking place in American culture itself in the 1980s and ’90s, trends that the mainstream Right warmly embraced. Not only the increasing secularism, hedonism, and carnal and material self-indulgence of the dominant culture but also its shallowness and artificiality, its proclivity to being manipulated by media and political elites, its passivity in the face of more and more usurpation of social and civic functions by big government, big business, and big media, and the happy chatter from the contemporary political Right that celebrated this transformation and identified public morality almost exclusively with flag-waving, prayer in schools, invoking saccharine and platitude about “family values,” and constant ranting about any and all movies that contained sex.

The paleoconservative vews on the subject are well expressed in By Samuel Goldman  review of  the book It's Dangerous to Believe: Religious Freedom and Its Enemies, Mary Eberstadt, Harper (\The American Conservative June 10, 2016 ):

On April 27, 1979, Jerry Falwell addressed thousands of conservative Christians from the steps of the Capitol. Asserting that the “vast majority” of Americans were opposed to pornography, abortion, and homosexuality, he announced the establishment of a new organization to promote “pro-family, pro-life, and pro-morality” policies. In a statement before the rally, Falwell explained the motive behind what he called the Moral Majority: “We’ve had enough and we want America cleaned up.”

Times have changed. Formerly confident in their numbers and clout, conservative Christians are now on the defensive. Falwell dreamed of cleaning up America. Nearly two generations later, his heirs are reduced to pleading for exemptions from sweeping anti-discrimination policies. Although popular with voters in some states, these pleas have not survived national scrutiny—even where Republicans hold power. In Indiana, a law that might have allowed bakers and photographers to decline service to gay weddings endured just a few months before it was “fixed” by the legislature. In Georgia, a similar bill was vetoed by the governor under intense pressure from big business.

The cultural transformation has been even more dramatic than the political one. Especially among highly educated people, beliefs that gender has a physiological basis or that procreation is a central purpose of marriage are proceeding from outré to unacceptable. In an ironic reversal, conservative Christians have adopted an idiom of concealment from a minority they once demonized: until recently, it was gays who spoke of being “in the closet.” Now they are joined by followers of traditional orthodoxy.

Mary Eberstadt is horrified by this development. In It’s Dangerous to Believe, she describes religious traditionalists as targets of a distinctly modern brand of intolerance that mirrors the history of religious fanaticism.

To support this interpretation, Eberstadt offers a parade of horribles drawn from around the English-speaking world. The incidents she cites range from the ouster of Brendan Eich as CEO of Mozilla to penalties imposed on teachers who defended Catholic doctrines on sexuality to the withdrawal of recognition from religious clubs at several universities. Eberstadt acknowledges that her examples are “disparate.” But she insists that they add up to a “widespread and growing effort to shame, punish, and ostracize people because of what they believe.”

There is nothing inherently novel about such campaigns, which have occurred with some frequency since the emergence of Biblical religion. What’s different is the issue at stake. This is not a dispute about the nature of God, proper form of worship, or correct rendering of revelation. Instead, “every act committed in the name of this new intolerance has a single, common denominator, which is the protection of the perceived prerogatives of the sexual revolution at all costs. The new intolerance is a wholly owned subsidiary of that revolution. No revolution, no new intolerance.”

Eberstadt offers a compelling analysis of the ideology that developed to justify the sexual revolution. Rather than a libertarian demand to leave people alone, it functions as an ersatz theology with its own its dogmas, theory of history, and canon of saints and martyrs. This parallel structure may be rooted in a process of secularization, as religious concepts were drained of their religious meaning. More likely, it reflects a basic human inclination to form systems, to make sense of the world.

Whatever its source, the internal coherence of moral progressivism explains the bitterness with which it responds to challenges. Critics of the new dispensation aren’t harmless dissenters. They are heretics whose denial of the truth threatens the possibility of a virtuous community.

In this respect, Eberstadt argues, the guardians of the sexual revolution can be understood as successors to the Puritans. Contrary to their reputation in some quarters as defenders of religious liberty, the Puritans were mostly interested in the freedom to do things their way. Error, concluded the divines of New England, had no rights. That is why they were so bitterly opposed to allowing members of other denominations to dwell among them.

When it came to Baptists and Catholics, this suspicion was not altogether irrational. But the Puritans’ fear of subversion did not stop with actual rivals. The logic of their theology turned them against adversaries that did not even exist. The witch trials were no aberration but a consequence of systematic intolerance.

Eberstadt contends that a similar logic is being turned against religious traditionalists today. The Moral Majority posed a plausible challenge to the sexual revolution. Today’s dissenters from the sexual revolution, by contrast, are symbolic sacrifices at the altar of progress. According to Eberstadt, “the notion that the religious counterculture” can enforce its vision of righteousness on a majority is “downright absurd.” In her judgment, it is because they have so little real influence that recalcitrant bakers or photographers have to be publicly shamed by progressives.

Eberstadt’s description of the bewildered faithful, caught up in rapid social change, is deeply affecting. She is an acute critic of the way some Christian institutions have distanced themselves from their own teachings at the expense of low-level employees, who didn’t get the memo about what’s now politically acceptable in time. Eberstadt also discusses shocking incidents in which the mere expression of religious beliefs has led to denial of educational and job opportunities. This is prejudice pure and simple. One hopes liberals and progressives will accept her call to reject it—particularly in institutions of higher learning whose leaders speak ceaselessly of their commitment to diversity.    

Yet many of the cases Eberstadt discusses are more complicated than the Manichean struggle she depicts. More than attacks on unpopular ideas, they are disputes about the discharge of political office or participation in government programs.

Take the hapless Kim Davis, who refused to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples in Rowan County, Ky. What provoked Davis’s more thoughtful critics was not the refusal in itself. Instead, it was her expectation that she could reject the Supreme Court’s decision in Obergefell v. Hodges while keeping her job. This was not the conventional understanding of conscientious objection that allows believers to avoid otherwise compulsory duties—most prominently, military service. Instead, it looked like an attempt by a sworn public servant to have it both ways by choosing which responsibilities of her office she was willing to discharge.

After several months of wrangling, the state of Kentucky reached a compromise that removes county clerks’ names from the marriage licenses they issue. This seems a reasonable policy that protects the rights and dignity of all involved. It was necessary, however, because the connection between traditional religious belief and civil authority is not as dead as Eberstadt suggests.

The challenges to the Obamacare contraception mandate recently argued before the Supreme Court also defy Eberstadt’s depiction of a war on traditional belief. Rather than targets of an “ideological power play,” for-profit corporations such as Hobby Lobby and religious institutions like the Little Sisters of the Poor were collateral damage of a massive expansion of the administrative state. The underlying problem here is not the pseudo-theology of the sexual revolution but the cooptation of private enterprises and associations to supply a public benefit.  

Eberstadt is too quick to attribute controversies about the political role of religion to irrational animus on the part of progressives. She also tends to reduce religion to Christianity and Christianity to its more traditionalist currents. This reduction makes it easier to treat religious belief as such as the target of hostility from a monolithic secular consensus.

But the American religious scene is more varied than Eberstadt acknowledges. In addition to the conservative Christians on whom she focuses, many believers have made their peace with the sexual revolution and the world it has made—or at least figured out how to live alongside it. That includes American Jews, including many who hold politically incorrect views on sexuality.

Why do Jews escape the opprobrium to which traditionalist Catholics or Baptists are subjected? Partly because they have never been more than a tiny minority, but also because they make few claims on political and cultural authority. Apart from a few neighborhoods in and around New York City, no one fears that religious Jews will attempt to dictate how they live their own lives. As a result, they are able to avoid most forms of interference with their communities.

There is a lesson here for the Christian traditionalists for whom Eberstadt speaks. They are more likely to win space to live according to their consciences to the extent that they are able to convince a majority that includes more liberal Christians and non-Christian believers, as well as outright secularists, that they are not simply biding their time until they are able to storm the public square. In addition, they will have to develop institutions of community life that are relatively low-visibility and that can survive without many forms of official support. The price of inclusion in an increasingly pluralistic society may be some degree of voluntary exclusion from the dominant culture.    

There is no doubt that this will be a hard bargain for adherents of traditions that enjoyed such immense authority until recently. As Eberstadt points out, however, it will also be difficult for progressives who resemble Falwell in their moral majoritarianism. The basis for coexistence must be a shared understanding that the Christian America for which some long and that others fear isn’t coming back—not only because it was Christian but also because it involved a level of consensus that is no longer available to us. There are opportunities for believers and nonbelievers alike in this absence.

Samuel Goldman is an assistant professor of political science and director of the Loeb Institute for Religious Freedom at George Washington University.

 


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[Sep 04, 2019] The good news is that the truth can't be further suppressed without ever increasing oppression which in turn exposes the lies of the oppressor.

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Anonymous [623] Disclaimer , says: September 4, 2019 at 11: 08 am GMT

Instead, imagine that human face staring mesmerized into the screen of some kind of nifty futuristic device on which every word, sound, and image has been algorithmically approved for consumption by the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency ("DARPA") and its "innovation ecosystem" of "academic, corporate, and governmental partners."

I'd say we're already 80% there. The good news is that the truth can't be further suppressed without ever increasing oppression which in turn exposes the lies of the oppressor. Everything changes when the lies stop working on their own and the liar resorts to force. His audience switches from being cooperative dupes to uncooperative rebels who will have to be forced into compliance. That's a very different environment and the clock starts ticking.

The other good news is that we already have a critical mass of people who are fairly red-pilled and they can't be plugged back into the matrix. It doesn't work like that.

onebornfree , says: Website September 4, 2019 at 11:39 am GMT
"Every record has been destroyed or falsified, every book rewritten, every picture has been repainted, every statue and street building has been renamed, every date has been altered. And the process is continuing day by day and minute by minute. History has stopped. Nothing exists except an endless present in which the Party is always right." ― George Orwell, 1984

"Now I will tell you the answer to my question. It is this. The Party seeks power entirely for its own sake. We are not interested in the good of others; we are interested solely in power, pure power. What pure power means you will understand presently. We are different from the oligarchies of the past in that we know what we are doing. All the others, even those who resembled ourselves, were cowards and hypocrites. The German Nazis and the Russian Communists came very close to us in their methods, but they never had the courage to recognize their own motives. They pretended, perhaps they even believed, that they had seized power unwillingly and for a limited time, and that just around the corner there lay a paradise where human beings would be free and equal. We are not like that. We know that no one ever seizes power with the intention of relinquishing it. Power is not a means; it is an end. One does not establish a dictatorship in order to safeguard a revolution; one makes the revolution in order to establish the dictatorship. The object of persecution is persecution. The object of torture is torture. The object of power is power. Now you begin to understand me."
― George Orwell, 1984

Regards, onebornfree

Mulegino1 , says: September 4, 2019 at 2:10 pm GMT

but the global capitalist ruling classes need to keep everyone whipped up into a shrieking apoplectic frenzy over anything other than global capitalism until they can win the War on Populism and globally implement the New Normality, after which the really serious reality policing can finally begin.

A plurality of idiots is already whipped up into " a shrieking apoplectic frenzy" over things that are nothing but magnified trivia or worse than useless. Hymiewood and the entertainment industrial complex, which includes but is not limited to counter-cultural merde celebrity gossip and vacuous spectator sports, has done what no top down totalitarian (whether soft or hard) agenda could ever hope to do.

Panem et circenses no longer require a geographically fixed venue, of course.

All the kosher vanguard of Antichrist requires is enough slack jawed infotainment consumers to gaze in passive and somnolent wonderment at the flat screen. The screen is a modern day temple of Moloch wherein the physical sacrificing of offspring is not necessary (there is enough of that nowadays anyway). The only sacrifice required is that of one's conscience and reason- to make one a better and more inclusive citizen, of course.

[Sep 04, 2019] The problem of deep fakes

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El Dato , says: September 3, 2019 at 11:31 pm GMT

RT had something on this:

DARPA unleashes anti-meme militia to fight deepfakes & 'polarizing' viral content

Machine-generated content is getting better really quickly.

Also:

https://www.theregister.co.uk/2019/06/13/congress_ai_deepfake_probe/

https://www.youtube.com/embed/tdLS9MlIWOk?feature=oembed

[Sep 04, 2019] The Future of the Grand Spectacle which is the USA reality by C.J. Hopkins

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If you want a vision of the future, don't imagine "a boot stamping on a human face -- for ever," as Orwell suggested in 1984 . Instead, imagine that human face staring mesmerized into the screen of some kind of nifty futuristic device on which every word, sound, and image has been algorithmically approved for consumption by the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency ("DARPA") and its "innovation ecosystem" of "academic, corporate, and governmental partners."

The screen of this futuristic device will offer a virtually unlimited range of "non-divisive" and "hate-free" content, none of which will falsify or distort the "truth," or in any way deviate from "reality." Western consumers will finally be free to enjoy an assortment of news, opinion, entertainment, and educational content (like this Guardian podcast about a man who gave birth , or MSNBC's latest bombshell about Donald Trump's secret Russian oligarch backers ) without having their enjoyment totally ruined by discord-sowing alternative journalists like Aaron Maté or satirists like myself.

"Fake news" will not appear on this screen. All the news will be "authentic." DARPA and its partners will see to that. You won't have to worry about being "influenced" by Russians, Nazis, conspiracy theorists, socialists, populists, extremists, or whomever. Such Persons of Malicious Intent will still be able to post their content (because of "freedom of speech" and all that stuff), but they will do so down in the sewers of the Internet where normal consumers won't have to see it. Anyone who ventures down there looking for it (i.e., such "divisive" and "polarizing" content) will be immediately placed on an official DARPA watchlist for "potential extremists," or "potential white supremacists," or "potential Russians."

Once that happens, their lives will be over (i.e., the lives of the potentially extremist fools who have logged onto whatever dark web platform will still be posting essays like this, not the lives of the Persons of Malicious Intent, who never had any lives to begin with, and who by that time will probably be operating out of some heavily armed, off-the-grid compound in Idaho). Their schools, employers, and landlords will be notified. Their photos and addresses will be published online. Anyone who ever said two words to them (or, God help them, appears in a photograph with them) will have 24 hours to publicly denounce them, or be placed on DARPA’s watchlist themselves.

The Alarmist , says: September 4, 2019 at 9:02 am GMT

@El Dato Dude, you watch RT? You may as well go turn yourself in at the local Federal Building.
The Alarmist , says: September 4, 2019 at 9:03 am GMT
I’d laugh, if this was actually satire and not the reality unfolding before our very eyes.

[Sep 04, 2019] Elite pedophile rings and devil worshippers have been around for centuries. That means they've survived the test of time so much so that they've practically perfected their methods to keep getting their way despite any attempts by any justice systems anywhere in the advanced world

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Okay But Maybe says: September 3, 2019 at 7:58 am GMT

Come on guys can't you see how obvious it is that Epstein DID commit suicide? Bill Barr's work under Bush Sr. was flawless and he definitely covered up absolutely nothing for Bush Sr., so he's definitely not trying to cover up anything here, especially not for high-profile people in Epstein's black book. What's there to cover up anyway? Prison cameras malfunction all the time while security guards are asleep while suicidal prisoners are taken off of suicide watch within a matter of days while they sign their will a few days prior while their dead bodies have different noses and ears from all other photographs of them while they commit suicide by generating enough force in a maximum security prison cell while their cellmate was removed only a few hours prior while the prison guards are refusing to talk about the suicide while the medical examiner is the same guy that did other high profile deaths.

Can't you all see the pattern here? The MSM's official narrative is ALWAYS truthful! Calm your anxiety with all these conspiracies! Don't worry, soon we'll see that his body was cremated and witnessed only by John Brennan, James Clapper, and James Comey, who will tell us that Epstein made his millions not by some Mossad/CIA brownstoning operation, but by learning all the tricks of the financial trade from Ghislaine's hardworking and highly-esteemed father!

Trust you me, the great people at the apex of the immaculate FBI will tell us that his huge estates weren't used for orgies and entrapment and especially not child sacrifice, but that all those cameras he had were for conducting Ivy-League-caliber studies on what politicians like to do in their free time when the pressure is off! That whole "teenage sex slave novel" that Barr's father wrote? It h

ad nothing to do with Epstein but everything to do with a healthy masturbatory porn habit which we all should aspire to have under such sublimating creative control! Did he traffic thousands of underage girls? Well of course he did, but I don't see YOU asking how old YOUR favorite porn stars are, Mr. Saint! Did the elite politicians, scientists, royals, etc, actually have sex with any of the ALLEGED victims under duress when they were under the age of consent? Of course not, those "victims" are all just latecomers to the #MeToo bandwagon desperate for their 15 minutes of fame!

Why is no one prosecuting anyone having sex with "underage" girls in the entire library of videos that the FBI found? Because it's all deepfakes, it's all been digitally doctored with CGI by Epstein's haters who are jealous of his easily-explainable meteoric rise to the top of society and all the strong friendships he's made along the way!

What about Acosta "admitting" that Epstein was part of intelligence? Well that's simple: Acosta is a fucking liar! Why do you think he resigned as Labor Secretary? Because he was too embarrassed about the lie he told! Why did Epstein get a "slap on the wrist" back in 2008? Because the court wanted to make his accuser feel "vindicated" knowing full well she was full of shit but too much of a basket case to handle the truth about her being a liar!

Elite pedophile rings and devil worshippers have been around for centuries. That means they've survived the test of time so much so that they've practically perfected their methods to keep getting their way despite any attempts by any justice systems anywhere in the advanced world. By its definition justice is reactive while crime is proactive, therefore they're always one step ahead of us and always have been, which is why they're never fully eradicated, like that 1% of bacteria that survives an antibacterial cleaning and grows back.

What do you think they're doing with the size of the distance of that full step ahead? Part of that distance is the time they spend laughing at the justice system in the form of "I can't believe how stupid the people are that they let us get away with it again.

They must not really care about the crimes we commit, so I guess we can keep on going because they're communicating they don't really want to punish us if this is the best they can do." The message we send to them is just that fucking simple. Justice never learns its lesson after all these centuries, like someone stuck in a subconscious rut and thinks it can't even think how to escape the infinite karmic loop.

Hence why some in the Intelligence Community need to be above the law, so that they can proactively fight crime before it's committed by people who have a record for perpetrating it. Albeit fighting crime in this manner is difficult because the perpetrators use extreme deception to shapeshift their stories and their identities and their residences and their businesses and their work and their occupation and their social circles, etc, as a means of evasion, the IC has to resort to the very same tactics and strategies the perpetrators use, as "the more you stare into the abyss the more it stares back at you"

And some within the IC themselves get corrupted and turned over to the dark side. Evil is a being and like all beings made of mass and energy it will always exist and to minimize its effects it needs to be fought with unconventional methods like psychological warfare, economic warfare, etc, outside of the world's traditional reactive justice systems. At this point in the centuries-old game, the Information Age, it's good to spread more deep awareness so that this evil is more easily recognizable and thus that much easier to deal with, as dark always retreats from light.

[Sep 04, 2019] The Deep State likely grooms and seeks out pedophile politicians as they are so easy to blackmail

Notable quotes:
"... Pedophilia infects both political parties , for example see "Congress's forgotten pedophile " which appeared in "The Outline" and discussed the case of former Republican Speaker of the House Dennis Hastert . The Deep State likely grooms and seeks out pedophile politicians as they are so easy to blackmail. ..."
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9/11 Inside job , says: September 3, 2019 at 10:25 am GMT

@Sean

Pedophilia infects both political parties , for example see "Congress's forgotten pedophile " which appeared in "The Outline" and discussed the case of former Republican Speaker of the House Dennis Hastert . The Deep State likely grooms and seeks out pedophile politicians as they are so easy to blackmail.

[Sep 04, 2019] National Enquirer: Jeffrey Epstein Murder Cover-up Exposed! Death Scene Staged to Look Like Suicide. Billionaire's Screams Ignored by Guards! Fatal Attack Caught on Jail Cameras! Autopsy is Hiding the Truth!

If the US goverment doesnot sue the National Enquirer for liberl, then it mush be truth.
The sad part of this whole Epstein saga is that if Mafia would have wacked him they would have been done with more class.
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utu , says: September 2, 2019 at 4:46 am GMT

More generally, which media outlets seem to be trying to brush Epstein's death under the rug?

Not the National Enquirer:

Jeffrey Epstein Murder Cover-up Exposed! Death Scene Staged to Look Like Suicide. Billionaire's Screams Ignored by Guards! Fatal Attack Caught on Jail Cameras!
Autopsy is Hiding the Truth!

National Enquirer, Sept 2. 2019
https://reader.magzter.com/preview/7l5c5vd5t28thcmigloxel3670370/367037

[Sep 04, 2019] No doubt there's a massive media coverup. You can just tell by the headlines, "Epstein died by apparent suicide". How did they know it was a suicide?

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Sherlock Holmes , says: September 3, 2019 at 12:17 am GMT

No doubt there's a massive media coverup. You can just tell by the headlines, "Epstein died by apparent suicide ". How did they know it was a suicide? All we could possibly know was the cause of death -- a broken neck. No one knows for certain the hanging was done by himself or someone else. But no detective work necessary, the media has already decided for us.

Media knows best.

[Sep 04, 2019] It's clear that the Epstein story is about much more than young girls and political blackmail.

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Miro23 , says: September 3, 2019 at 5:37 am GMT

@Taras77

Whitney Webb has done a ton of research on these issues: Barr, Mena airport, Iran-Contra, guns and dope, and Clinton; he worked for Casey, CIA director under Reagan, as they say, there are no ex-spies.

https://www.sott.net/article/419114-From-Spook-Air-to-The-Lolita-Express-The-Genesis-And-Evolution-of-The-Jeffrey-Epstein-Bill-Clinton-Relationship

Thanks for that unbelievably good link.

Epstein has a "history" that explains a lot. When you run through it, it's clear that the Epstein story is about much more than young girls and political blackmail. In fact CIA airfields, drug running, Clintons, money laundering, assassinations etc. The conclusion is that Epstein is only the visible tip of the iceberg.

The Sott.net article is a 100% necessary article to print out and read carefully. It explains better than anything else I've read about how and why the US is in the place it is today.

[Sep 04, 2019] Jean-Luc Brunel is Jewish. He had a nasty reputation for drugging young women and raping them once they became helpless

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Flo , says: September 3, 2019 at 5:33 pm GMT

@utu Jean-Luc Brunel is Jewish. He had a nasty reputation for drugging young women and raping them once they became helpless. His "modeling agency" had offices in Paris, N.Y., and Tel Aviv. He's in Israel right now, laying low.

[Sep 04, 2019] Given Giuffre has, as Dersho-shitz has pointed out, made a number of statements that have been proven false, she would have little or no credibility.

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Curmudgeon , says: September 2, 2019 at 8:08 pm GMT

There are a couple of problems with the author's hypothesis.
1) His certainty of conviction with a single witness is wrong. In charging the jury, a judge must instruct the jury that where the only witness is the victim, the jury must not rely on it alone. Given Giuffre has, as Dersho-shitz has pointed out, made a number of statements that have been proven false, she would have little or no credibility.

2) In respect of the sealing/unsealing of documents, the Appellate Court's decision is not a legal, but political one. The matter was a civil case. The government was not a party to the proceedings. It is common to seal records in civil matters where a settlement is reached. The sealing is normally done as a condition of settlement, and agreed upon by both parties. Quite frankly, I find it an appalling breach of privacy where a 3rd party to a civil legal proceeding can request an unsealing of documents.

3) What he seems to be missing is that much of the "victims' allegations" are contradictory. Several of the "recruited" girls came from wealthy families. One went to a pricey private school with Kate Middleton. Are we to believe that the parents of these children were OK with them disappearing for days/weeks at a time with Epstein, and often traveling out of the country?

4) Are we to believe that Andrew is really allowed to go AWOL without security forces who wouldn't know his comings or goings, and that the Queen, who has been under a constant media microscope for decades, would be uninterested in his comings and goings?

There is a real stench surrounding this Epstein affair. What it actually is, and whether it will be made public is entirely different.

[Sep 04, 2019] Corrupted young women: In NYC, for instance, I suspect thousands of "young women" under the age of legal consent are giving birth to children each and every year.

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Muggles , says: September 2, 2019 at 9:08 pm GMT

The headline to this article is misleading. It should read "The Questions about Epstein Everyone is Asking."

Nothing new with any of these. The vast majority are leading questions wherein the premises to them are all "facts not yet introduced as evidence."

These are just a rehash of all of the idle speculation. Absence of facts should be a big Tell here.

Would anyone care about this guy if all of the females involved were proven to be > 17 years old?

The term "corrupted young women" is used also. How quaintly Victorian. In NYC, for instance, I suspect thousands of "young women" under the age of legal consent are giving birth to children each and every year. Very few married to young men under the age of consent. So who is "corrupting" these young gals? Not Epstein. Who among these fathers is being hunted down by the #MeToo Brigades to be jailed while being investigated by the DA and cops? Exactly how many? Does anyone else here smell selective prosecution?

Now Epstein seems to have been a creepy, very odd character. Too much seems off about his career and money accumulation. Too many friends in high places and conspicuous lavish consumption. Granted all that. But absent the sex angle (unproveable, really) who would care? A year from today, will anyone care any longer?

Nguyễn Thiệu Bảo , says: September 2, 2019 at 9:04 pm GMT
Obviously there are women who enjoyed getting paid to have sex with Jeffrey Epstein – why haven't we heard their side of the story? Trump was smart enough to procure hush money for Stormy, but as a prostitute with a very shrewd business acumen she demanded a bit more than a lame payoff.

[Sep 03, 2019] Stuxnet l>aunched the era of digital warfare

So Dutch government participated is Stuxnet and MH17 false flag operation. Nice...
Notable quotes:
"... The first-of-its-kind virus, designed to sabotage Iran's nuclear program, effectively launched the era of digital warfare and was unleashed some time in 2007, after Iran began installing its first batch of centrifuges at a controversial enrichment plant near the village of Natanz. ..."
"... The courier behind that intrusion, whose existence and role has not been previously reported, was an inside mole recruited by Dutch intelligence agents at the behest of the CIA and the Israeli intelligence agency, the Mossad, according to sources who spoke with Yahoo News ..."
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anon [412] Disclaimer , says: September 3, 2019 at 9:30 am GMT

@Lot Iran is also involving into Israel-India relationship. Netanyhooo has cancelled his visit just 2 weeks before the election – Haaretz.

And now we don't hear much about terrorism on Europe soil but bit by bit we hear the terrorism committed by Dutch Norwegian Danish against Iran . Justice ? It will arrive one day . Dutch will be supposed so will be the numerous pundits . Why Dutch? Yes that question will find its answer "why Afghanistan ?" after 911.

"Revealed: How a secret Dutch mole aided the U.S.-Israeli Stuxnet cyberattack on Iran --

For years, an enduring mystery has surrounded the Stuxnet virus attack that targeted Iran's nuclear program: How did the U.S. and Israel get their malware onto computer systems at the highly secured uranium-enrichment plant?

The first-of-its-kind virus, designed to sabotage Iran's nuclear program, effectively launched the era of digital warfare and was unleashed some time in 2007, after Iran began installing its first batch of centrifuges at a controversial enrichment plant near the village of Natanz.

The courier behind that intrusion, whose existence and role has not been previously reported, was an inside mole recruited by Dutch intelligence agents at the behest of the CIA and the Israeli intelligence agency, the Mossad, according to sources who spoke with Yahoo News."

https://www.yahoo.com/news/revealed-how-a-secret-dutch-mole-aided-the-us-israeli-stuxnet-cyber-attack-on-iran-160026018.html

[Sep 02, 2019] Perceptions of Epstein's death: The USA as a conspiracy nation

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The only other putative American conspiracy theory I'm aware of where a larger percentage of the public does not believe the official story than does believe it is JFK's assassination .

[Sep 01, 2019] Virginia Giuffre (nee Roberts), now in her thirties, was 17 and already studying to become a masseuse when she met Maxwell at Trump's resort where she and her father both worked, and was offered a job to start with Einstein in that capacity. Her father knew of Epstein

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Sean , says: August 25, 2019 at 10:51 am GMT

@Jeff Stryker You keep posting this question,but the premise is most doubtful. One would quickly be arrested and quite possibly be shot and/or beaten half to death before the police arrived if you tried approaching little girls in a trailer park offering money for sex .

Maxwell never had any contact with the schoolgirls, none of them said she met them. Epstein's co conspirators getting him schoolgirls from Palm Beach High were other schoolgirls who he paid a commission for bringing him girls, The main one was the 14 year old we hear so much about and she recruited mainly her friends and relatives. It did not last long because she got into a fight about it and then blabbed to the school psychologist about the whole thing. The police found out from her who all the girls were and Epstein was arrested. Really sophisticated intelligence operation.

Virginia Giuffre (nee Roberts), now in her thirties, was 17 and already studying to become a masseuse when she met Maxwell at Trump's resort where she and her father both worked, and was offered a job to start with Einstein in that capacity. Her father knew of Epstein as did everyone in Palm Beach back then, and drove her to Epstein's house for the interview being quite happy with the whole thing.

Guess that's why the largest percentage #MeToo offenders are Jews.

Yes, and they can't all be working for Mossad. Are Weinstein's female assistants being assumed to be his accomplices in the rape of multiple women. Rape is what he is about to stand trial for. I would say that rape is a much more serious offence than having consensual sexual contact with a under age girl and paying her. There are several accounts of Weinstein's assistants (who all knew what he was like) suddenly disappearing and leaving young actresses alone with him. Was that a Mossad plot too? Or, do Weinstein's factotums get a pass because they were Gentiles?

Weinstein's crimes are "predatory sexual assault," which carry a potential life sentence. If Epstein was not prosecuted to the full extent of the laws it might have something to do with those laws getting a little out of balance with the seriousness of the crime Epstein committed. when compared with non prostitution offences. A 14 year old who hears she get big money for giving a super rich old (to her) guy a massage and goes along to his house knowing sexual contact short of full intercourse is part of the deal and leaves with several hundred of dollars is in a very different category to a woman who is forcibly assaulted when a young adult by a big shot movie producer.The Sopranos's Annabella Sciorra is saying Weinstein raped her in 1993-94. H cannot be prosecuted for it now as too much time has passed. Mossad plot?

[Sep 01, 2019] The network of sex trafficking is so powerful because it has no scruples at all

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Robjil , says: August 25, 2019 at 11:07 am GMT

@Jeff Stryker You can't blame the victims or their parents all the time. The network of sex trafficking is so powerful because it has no scruples at all.

This article explains how an young 22 year old English native Caucasian woman was sex trafficked in London. She was walking down a street, when approached by photographer for casting work. She went along with it. It soon went downhill very quickly. She ended up as a slave in London. Lucky, she got out. Many girls probably could not get out and live to tell about it.

https://www.telegraph.co.uk/women/life/i-was-kidnapped-and-sex-trafficked-in-london-as-a-student-it-can/

[Aug 30, 2019] Trump and Christians United for Israel

Edited for clarity...
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follyofwar , says: August 29, 2019 at 3:54 pm GMT

@anonymous The Christian Zionists, exemplified by John Hagee and his "Christians United for Israel." for years, from the pulpi has pleaded for the bombing of Iran. He is Netanyahu's Useful Idiot.

The 60-70 million strong Christian Zionists are Trump's base. He has no hope of being re-elected without them. Thus, Trump is just as beholden to these dispensationalists as he is to Adelson and Netanyahu. The same can be said for the entire republican party.

[Aug 30, 2019] The Ministry of Minority-Worship Gay Rights and Goals of Globohomo by Tobias Langdon

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Totalitarian ideologies live by lies and contradiction. For example, the slave-state of North Korea , ruled by a hereditary dictatorship, proclaims itself a Democratic People's Republic when it is neither democratic, popular, nor a republic. In Nineteen Eighty-Four , Orwell wrote of how "the names of the four Ministries by which [the oppressed population is] governed exhibit a sort of impudence in their deliberate reversal of the facts. The Ministry of Peace concerns itself with war, the Ministry of Truth with lies, the Ministry of Love with torture and the Ministry of Plenty with starvation. These contradictions are not accidental, nor do they result from ordinary hypocrisy; they are deliberate exercises in doublethink ."

Defending the death-machine

You could, then, call GCHQ and the NSA part of the Ministry of Morality. While breaking laws against surveillance and trying to destroy freedom of expression and enquiry, they pretend that they're caring, ethical organizations who defend the oppressed and want to build a better world. In fact, of course, GCHQ and the NSA are defending the death-machine of the military-industrial complex , which has been wrecking nations and slaughtering civilians in the Middle East (and elsewhere ) for decades. They're also defending the traitorous Western governments that first import millions of Third-Worlders , then use the resultant crime, terrorism and racial conflict to justify mass surveillance and harsh laws against free speech .


OzzyBonHalen , says: August 29, 2019 at 6:54 am GMT

Quote: Orwell didn't foresee the celebration of homosexuality by totalitarians, but he did explain it.

If you read Anthony Burgess' The Wanting Seed he writes about the roles of gays in dystopia. He also talks about race, two things that Orwell and Huxley didn't. The Wanting Seed is just as important in the world of dystopia as Brave New World or 1984.

Reg Cæsar , says: August 29, 2019 at 7:49 am GMT

one way George Orwell got the future completely wrong

That assumes he was writing about the future. He was mocking the Soviet "justice" system in the recent past. The man was a satirist, after all. How did Stalin's men treat sexual deviation?

... ... ...

Walter , says: August 29, 2019 at 9:40 am GMT
NSA needs to revist their grammar studies. They may benefit from attention to the correct use of commas.

"At NSA, talented individuals of all backgrounds, contribute to something bigger than themselves: national security. #PrideMonth."

The globol-sodomy is one thing, but the torture of grammar! Ye gods!

MarkU , says: August 29, 2019 at 2:03 pm GMT
A few points.

1) The iniquities of the members of one skyfairy cult are not evidence for the virtues of another such organisation and never will be.

2) It seems likely to me that homosexuality is a feature of overpopulation and may be a natural population control mechanism. Experiments have shown that rats kept in overcrowded conditions exhibit homosexual tendencies and also become more violent towards other rats. I doubt that it is purely a coincidence that homosexuality first became notable round about the time that humans started living in cities. Other species have means of controlling their populations, rabbits for example can reabsorb their embryos if the population count is too high, seals can freeze the development of their foetuses etc. I see no rational purpose in demonising homosexuals and I am certainly not going to let the purveyors of ancient superstitious claptrap do my thinking for me. Cue howls of outrage from both skyfairy cultists and from queers (if they are happy to use the word I don't see why I shouldn't)

3) It seems to me that the Zionist bankers have essentially bankrupted the western world in an attempt to bring the rest of the world under their control, they have failed. They are now attempting to mobilise any and all sections of the population that identify as minorities as allies against the majorities in those countries, importing as many more as they can get away with. What sense does it make to reinforce their narrative that it is heterosexual whites v everyone else? because that is exactly what some people are doing. The Zionists are making their following as broad as possible while attempting to narrow ours, why play into their hands? Opposition to immigration for example does not have to be presented as a racial issue, many people here in the UK were opposed to mass immigration from eastern Europe on purely economic grounds, Poles and Lithuanians are not a different race and hardly even a different culture. Do you really think that Blacks and Latinos that have been in the US for generations are uniformly delighted about a new influx of cheap labour? Do you really believe that Muslims are the natural allies of Jews or of homosexuals? If you actually put some thought into the struggle rather than relying on superstitious claptrap and bigotry you might be able to start pushing back.

Liza , says: August 29, 2019 at 3:50 pm GMT
@Bardon Kaldian

So, Western civilization is going to collapse because of a few fairies & fag hags?

Yes, it looks as if it will collapse. Not because the fairies and fag hags are all-powerful, but because we have had it so good & easy for so long that we've gotten weaker than any determined, focused fairy or hag.

Astonished , says: August 29, 2019 at 4:00 pm GMT
@MarkU I agree.

Leftism in general, which I characterize as a mass adoption of a "mental map" (the gross oversimplification of infinite reality people use to navigate their lives) highly estranged from underlying reality, is Nature's "suicide switch" for an organism that has grossly overgrown its ecological niche.

Today people believe palpably unreal things, in incredibly large numbers, with incredibly deep fervor. The poster-child is the belief in the efficacy of magical incantations (statute legislation) to change Actual Reality. If "we" want to end racism (however we define it in the Newspeak Dictionary) then we just pass a law and "pow!" it's gone. (When that doesn't work, we pass another law, and another and another and another, always expecting a different result.)

Ditto the banking (and monetary) system. Money used to be basically a "receipt" for actually having something IN HAND to take to the market and engage in trade. This was the essence of Say's Law, "in order to consume (buy something) you must first produce."

Some clever Machiavellians figured out that if you could "complexify" and obscure the monetary system enough, you could obtain the legal right to create from thin air the ability to enter that market and buy something, which stripped to its essence is the crime of fraud.

Banking has been an open fraud for a very long time, certainly since the era of naked fiat money was introduced in the 1960's. But as long as everyone went along with the gag, and especially once Credit Bubble Funny Money started fueling a debt orgy and rationalizing an asset price mania, everyone thought "we could all get rich."

Today we have vast claims on real wealth (real wealth is productive land, productive plant & equipment and capital you can hold in your hands, so to speak.) But we have uncountable claims on each unit of real capital. The Machiavellians think that they will end up holding title to it all, when the day comes to actually make an honest accounting. I suspect that they lack the political power to pull that off, but only time will tell.

When this long, insane boom is reconciled, a lot of productive capital will turn out to be nothing but vaporware and rusting steel. Entire industries arose to cater to credit-bubble-demand, and when the bubble eventually ceases to inflate, demand in (and the capital applied to) those industries will collapse. How many hospitals do you need when no one has the money to pay for their services, and the tax base has burned to the ground?

Nature's suicide switch.

gwynedd1 , says: August 29, 2019 at 5:36 pm GMT
Simple formula. Liberalism was the defense of the individual against the group.

All one needs to do is a simple substitution. Minorities , environment , animals etc are a means by witch one can make individuals into the institutionalized oppressor. Even better is the so called intersectional mini oppressions which make nearly all victims which in turns makes all guilty. State intervention must increase .Guilty people , as all religions of the world understand, are easily dominated and controlled.

The power the individual is destroyed by its own momentum.

Ris_Eruwaedhiel , says: August 29, 2019 at 10:25 pm GMT
@Digital Samizdat The Bolsheviks first pushed "free love" – easy divorce, abortion and homosexuality. There even was serious discussion about whether or not to abolish marriage. They reversed themselves and by the time WWII broke out, the official culture of the Soviet Union was more socially conservative than that of the US. Even in the 1980s, the Commies were tough on gays, lesbians and druggies.

[Aug 27, 2019] Tulsi Gabbard and Iisreal lobby: You can't take on MIC and at the same time take on Isreal. That's like fighting on two fronts. Unfortunatly. Policits is a dirty business after all. You just can't stay clean

Please remember that many people voted for Trump just because they can't vote for warmonger Hillary and/or to show middle finger to the Washington neoliberal establishment.
Everybody understand that he is just another billionaire with very shady past and questionable connection in NYC, but some people hoped that like FDR he can be the traitor of his own class. They were severely disappointed.
Voting is severely screwed in the USA as you are allowed to select out of two usually pre-selected by the elite candidates (Pepsi-Cola choice) but that all we have.
With all her warts, Tulsi foreign policy agenda is the most realistic and anti-war among all Democratic Candidates. And that's something to vote for.
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anon [113] Disclaimer , says: August 27, 2019 at 5:11 pm GMT

Phil,

Just rewatched your appearance on "CrossTalk on Tulsi Gabbard: Peace Candidate." I've been somewhat manic about championing her, generally sharing her anti-war message, but periodically suffering some sucker-punch. Her supporters point to the smear campaign launched at her by neocons and neolibs as evidence of her threat to the MIC and establishment. There's a disconnect in that assertion. I wonder if either side realizes how conventional her positions are in general. Is there any real evidence that her understanding (lack of same) on Israel or Iran has change since she made this dreadful speech in 2015 to the CUFI conference? Frightening.

Tulsi Gabbard Speaks to Right-Wing Christians United for Israel Conference 2015

https://www.youtube.com/embed/PxXcUNct18Q?feature=oembed

Bardon Kaldian , says: August 27, 2019 at 5:17 pm GMT
@Curmudgeon There was no Abraham. This all is a story. It's about as meaningful as why Mr. Pickwick would do this or that.
Philip Giraldi , says: August 27, 2019 at 5:24 pm GMT
@anon True, her views on Iran and Syria (even after she visited and met with Bashar al-Assad) are dreadful and she is careful to say the right things about Israel. But she is at the same time the only candidate seriously talking about ending all the wars so she deserves support at least for that message, if only because it might force some others to confront the issue. Let's face it, our search for a truly acceptable candidate will not find one in either major party.

[Aug 27, 2019] Does Israel Interfere in American Elections, by Philip Giraldi - The Unz Review

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Does anyone remember what the Mueller investigation was all about? It was to determine whether the team surrounding candidate and then president-elect Donald Trump had colluded with a foreign power, presumed to be Russia. It did not discover any such collaboration to get Trump elected president, but it did discover a foreign nation that had directly intervened with key players surrounding president-elect Trump to get them to do it a favor. That country was Israel, but somehow the media never quite managed to pull it all together even if leading public intellectual Noam Chomsky was able to, saying " if you're interested in foreign interference in our elections, whatever the Russians may have done barely counts or weighs in the balance as compared with what another state does, openly, brazenly and with enormous support. Israeli intervention in US elections vastly overwhelms anything the Russians may have done, I mean, even to the point where the prime minister of Israel, Netanyahu, goes directly to Congress, without even informing the president, and speaks to Congress, with overwhelming applause, to try to undermine the president's policies "

This is how Jewish power works on behalf of the Jewish state. It is done right out in the open, at least if one knows where to look, and it operates by what the intelligence community would refer to as misdirection. That means that you never talk about Israel itself, except in a positive, laudatory fashion, you never mention Jewish power in America, and, finally, you have in reserve some fabricated threats that can be surfaced to dominate discussion and render Israel's malign activity invisible.

Currently, the Russian threat is the enemy du jour . Even though we now know that "Russiagate" never existed in any serious form, it continues to be hyped by both the Democratic Party and by the accommodating media as the over-the-horizon threat to American democracy. It is now being claimed, minus any real evidence, that the Kremlin has a plan to ruin the upcoming 2020 election by way of nationwide tampering with the voting machines and the electronic tallying procedures. Oddly enough, the states, where the voting actually takes place, have not noticed any attempted Russian interference. As the story goes, if the Russians are successful, no one will have any confidence in the results and the American republican experiment will collapse in ruins.

No one is, of course, asking why Moscow would want to change a United States that, for all its power, is so politically inept and corrupt from top to bottom that it found itself unable to stage a coup in Venezuela. If the U.S. government collapses, it might well be replaced by something more authoritarian and, dare I say, more efficient, that would certainly pose a greater threat to Russia, so why would Putin want that?

Nevertheless, many people who should know better are hyping the threat. I sometimes peruse the Defense One website, a warmhearted place funded by defense contractors where all those people who want to blow up the world can share bon mots and grin about all the money they are making.

Last week I noted a particularly loathesome article on the site "Here's what foreign interference will look like in 2020," written by one Uri Friedman, who I presume to be – inevitably – an Israeli. Uri is very upset about all those evil countries that will be/might be interfering in the election, to include Russia, China, Saudi Arabia, Iran, Venezuela, Syria, North Korea and the United Arab Emirates – though he does exclude the one country that is most likely to interfere, which is, of course, Israel. Uri is described as a "a senior associate editor at The Atlantic, where he oversees the Global Channel." The Atlantic is in fact a media black hole, where all semi-literate journos of a globalist persuasion go to die.

Uri begins with the sub-headline, "The incentives for foreign countries to meddle are much greater than in 2016, and the tactics could look dramatically different" followed by:

"Russia is 'doing it as we sit here.' This stray line, buried in seven hours of testimony on Capitol Hill, wasn't just Robert Mueller's way of rebutting the charge that his investigation into the Kremlin's interference in the 2016 presidential election amounted to a two-year, $32 million witch hunt. It was also a blunt message to the lawmakers arrayed before him, the journalists hunting for a bombshell, and the millions of Americans monitoring the proceedings: We're all here fighting the last war, when we really should be bracing ourselves for the coming one. The Russians 'expect to do it during the next campaign,' the special counsel continued, and 'many more countries are developing capability to replicate' Moscow's model."

Friedman states that "It's unclear whether the Russian government will reprise most infamous and innovative act in 2016: the hacking and leaking of emails from the Democratic Party and Hillary Clinton's campaign" before moving on to the details of Moscow's alleged subversion. He considers all allegations about Russia to be truthful even when they were never proven. The Democratic National Committee never cooperated with the FBI after their supposed hack, but instead used their own very suspect firm to do the investigation. And the Mueller investigation took that report at face value in spite of the company's very clear conflict of interest.

That about sums up Friedman's rather lengthy and convoluted argument, though he does omit any consideration of how many foreign elections the United States government acting through its intelligence agencies interferes in each year. Or indeed how much CIA Director John Brennan and the FBI's James Comey themselves interfered in the 2016 election on behalf of Hillary Clinton. But he does speculate that "This is the shoe that didn't drop in 2016. A Senate Intelligence Committee report released in July found that while there's no evidence that votes were altered or vote tallies manipulated during the past U.S. presidential election, the Russians likely targeted election systems in all 50 U.S. states, including research on 'election-related web pages, voter ID information, election system software, and election service companies.' In a couple of cases, the Russians succeeded in breaching state election infrastructure. Among the theories aired in the report about Moscow's motivations is that it was cataloging 'options or clandestine actions, holding them for use at a later date.'"

In other words, Friedman actually concedes that Russia didn't do anything and the evidence that it is planning an attack for 2020 is thin to non-existent. But here in the United States, other foreign agents are hard at work to remove the two Muslim women elected to the House of Representatives in 2018 "for Jewish reasons."

Philip Weiss of Mondoweiss reports how the tale of powerful Detroit region-based Jews raising money and pulling in political markers to try to defeat Rep. Rashida Tlaib has been circulating on the web. Per Weiss, Ron Kampeas of the Jewish Telegraphic Agency reported on a gathering of Jewish power brokers in Detroit three weeks ago, arranged by a leading Jewish organization, at which they vowed to raise money to get rid of Tlaib because she supports a boycott of Israel. Tlaib is a Muslim woman and is a U.S. born and raised Palestinian-American.

Tlaib responded to the story on twitter: "This type of hate never succeeds when the truth is on our side. Palestinians *are* dehumanized. Those who want to suppress the truth by trying to discredit me can #bringit . My sidy [grandmother in Palestine] taught me of the days where everyone lived side by side in peace & that is what I will fight for."

The meeting was held at Bloomfield Hills Michigan branch office of the Jewish Federation, the largest Jewish group in the United States. It included many local Jewish leaders and potential political donors who are clearly not bothered by dual loyalty, but it did not appear to include anyone who actually lives in Tlaib's district. Nevertheless, consensus was quickly established that "the Palestinian-American freshman in the 13th District [Tlaib] has got to go."

One participant declared "We in this community will go against Rashida Tlaib" while another described how there had already been an approach to Brenda Jones, the Detroit City Council president, who had been defeated in 2018 by Tlaib. Money was being raised for her campaign, according to another participant.

The thinking in the room was that the African-American community in the 13th Congressional District would support a single black candidate -- likely Jones -- and that candidate would also be able to draw on considerable pro-Israel support for funding and favorable media coverage.

There was some pushback, with a rabbi telling Kampeas that a Jewish organized effort to remove Tlaib would be "catastrophic." He observed that it would be such an open and blatant demonstration of Jewish power that it would be a major setback to the effort to keep younger, more liberal Jews, who are suspicious of power politics, engaged.

The rabbi was being naïve. Removing politicians who are not fully on board with the Israel agenda is normal practice and has been for many years. Just ask Senators William Fulbright and Chuck Percy or Congressmen Paul Findley, Pete McCloskey, and Cynthia McKinney. Criticizing Israel means not being reelected to Congress next time around, and it is not because Israel is greatly loved by voters. It is because Jewish-American citizens who are protective of Israel are willing to organize and collect money to support alternative candidates in any congressional district in the country, even where they do not reside, just as they plan on doing to Tlaib. Their goal is to defeat anyone who dares to say anything against Benjamin Netanyahu and his gang of war criminals or, even worse, suggest that Palestinians just might be human beings and might actually have rights.

Israel has the most powerful foreign policy lobby in Washington but it operates as freely as it does by pretending that it has no power at all, that American involvement in the Middle East is driven by U.S. interests. That is complete nonsense and has been so for over fifty years as the Lobby has tightened its grip. Until more congressmen like Rashida Tlaib get elected and begin to speak out, the corrupt status quo will, unfortunately, continue to prevail.

Philip M. Giraldi, Ph.D., is Executive Director of the Council for the National Interest, a 501(c)3 tax deductible educational foundation (Federal ID Number #52-1739023) that seeks a more interests-based U.S. foreign policy in the Middle East. Website is councilforthenationalinterest.org, address is P.O. Box 2157, Purcellville VA 20134 and its email is inform@cnionline.org .


anarchyst , says: August 26, 2019 at 11:53 pm GMT

As much as I despise Tlaib and Omar's politics, they are doing the USA a valuable service by exposing the "elephant in the room" and the loyalty oaths to israel that most of their compatriot congress critters sign. Being "people of color" they can get away with offending our jewish zionist masters.
Signing ANY "loyalty oath" to a foreign country should be grounds for immediate loss of united States citizenship and mandatory permanent deportation. This should also apply to any united States citizen who serves in a foreign country's military
Mark James , says: August 27, 2019 at 5:45 am GMT
I don't know enough about Tlaib's politics –which I would think are pretty much standard Dem– to worry about her career as a Rep. I would imagine she's Israel's #1 target for defeat for obvious reasons. It may be poor strategy in MI for Ms Tlaib to mention this. But she may have no choice.

It appears to me that Trump –not Tlaib– will be the cause of Israeli participation in the 2020 election with the Pres making it clear that (Jewish) support for Democrats demonstrates disloyalty towards Israel. Likud will be happy to take up that charge from Trump. Even though they probably understand it would look bad. I don't think they can resist.

Can you imagine Netanyahu making a case for attacking Iran to Liz Warren (ha)? I don't think so.

mark green , says: August 27, 2019 at 7:45 am GMT
Does Israel interfere in American elections? This is an important question, though seldom (publicly) asked.

This steady omission goes to demonstrate the distorting influence enjoyed by Israel and its domestic lobbies. Americans are simply not free to ask questions that make Jews feel uncomfortable or 'threatened'.

For those who dare to look however, 'Israeli influence' in America is very tangible, extremely vast, and highly destructive. It must therefore be examined. Here are four additional reasons why:

1) Jews of the world are not only spread out far and wide, but they are all automatically eligible for Israeli citizenship. This is the Israel's 'Law of Return'. This Zionist pact imparts every Jew with dual-loyalties.

Meanwhile, non-Jews born inside Israel have a lower status there and fewer rights. These official disparities speak volumes about how Jews see themselves in relation to non-Jews. It's a warning to us all.

2) Israeli-Americans also tend to be highly-placed as well as exceptionally active, both politically and culturally. Often they coalesce as a distinct and separate group inside host nations around the advancement of specifically Jewish objectives. This includes the elevation of Israel over all other concerns.

3) Jews openly and shamelessly use their positions of power inside America to harness US military, diplomatic, and economic power for the benefit of Israel. This is dual loyalty in action. Zionist nepotism has caused numerous and unnecessary foreign wars, a stream of American fatalities, and immense civilian suffering.

Is America being used?

You betcha.

Can we openly talk about it?

Nope.

Realist , says: August 27, 2019 at 9:32 am GMT

Israel has the most powerful foreign policy lobby in Washington but it operates as freely as it does by pretending that it has no power at all, that American involvement in the Middle East is driven by U.S. interests. That is complete nonsense and has been so for over fifty years as the Lobby has tightened its grip. Until more congressmen like Rashida Tlaib get elected and begin to speak out, the corrupt status quo will, unfortunately, continue to prevail.

What's the solution? ...

Robjil , says: August 27, 2019 at 10:52 am GMT
@Mark James Obama team did Libya. Biden worked on coups in Ukraine and Brazil.

Hillary worked on the coup in Honduras in 2009. Obama's got soft coups in Argentina and Paraguay.

If Obama's team could do all this in his Dem time. No doubt Liz Warren if elected could do the same.

She might get away with it more than Trump would, since with her in "power" the "free" Zion press could twist words easier to make it look "good" to attack Iran.

It is harder to "twist" words for attacks on Iran or any place with Trump in "power". Trump is "hated" by our Zion free press yet he does all can for Israel uber alles.

9/11 Inside job , says: August 27, 2019 at 11:19 am GMT
Israel through AIPAC certainly influences Congress . Eric Gallagher , a top official with AIPAC from 2010 to 2015 is said to have informed a reporter that " Getting $38 billion in security aid matters to Israel, which is what AIPAC just did."
Who owns the computers which count the votes ?
Ludwig Watzal , says: Website August 27, 2019 at 3:18 pm GMT
I think "Jewish State" is a misnomer. Israel is a Zionist state, which has nothing to do with Judaism. Zionism is the antithesis to Judaism and an insult to Jewish believers. There are hundreds of thousands of Jews who despise the Zionist regime; for them, its anathema.

It's an open secret that the Zionist control the US Congress, the Trump administration, the Media, what have you (Ariel Sharon). The Russian hoax was made up by the Zionist-controlled New York Times, CNN, MSNBC and the rest of mainstream media-crowd. Not Russia colluded, but the Zionist regime and their lobbies run the show by intervening openly in US elections and the American political process. I remember the disgraceful behavior of both Houses of Congress jumping from their seats 29 times listening to Netanyahu's rant against President Obama. What a shame, but these bought representatives thought they acted usually. Just recently, the Freshmen in Congress came back from a brainwashing mission to Israel. Now they are all for the Zionist regime.

I'm still wondering why even Phil Geraldi repeats the same old story about meddling and collusion again and again. Right from the start, it has been a conspiracy by crooks such as Brennan, Clapper, Comey and a bunch of subordinate Hillary Clinton sycophants to topple a sitting US President. Thank God, the senile Robert Mueller testified before Congress to clear Trump finally from all that smear. Firstly the New York Times realizes that with the Russian hoax nobody could be drawn from the woodwork any longer; they quickly switched Trump's apparent racism.

Rashida Tlaib's freshman-term in the House may also be her last one if she further "insults" US Zionists with the truth about the Zionist regime and their power in the US. The way of the Zionist lobby is paved with political dead. A prominent one was the just deceased courageous and exceptional Paul Findley.

Philip Giraldi , says: August 27, 2019 at 4:28 pm GMT
@Wizard of Oz None of what you cite is actually a crime but Congress has chosen to believe that Trump's alleged collusion with Russia is sufficient grounds for impeachment when combined with allegations of obstruction of justice and violation of the emoluments issue. Note that all those issues are alleged, not demonstrated, except possibly for the emoluments .
wayfarer , says: August 27, 2019 at 4:58 pm GMT
Israel, the world's richest trust fund kid.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Blue_Boy

There seems to be no lack of U.S. DOD money concerning the perpetual wars for Israel, but there sure is a shocking shortage of U.S. HUD funds for a growing number of indigent Americans seeking some affordable housing.

[Aug 25, 2019] That mixture of grandeur and victimhood has always reeked of sociopathy to me.

Aug 25, 2019 | www.unz.com

Kolya Krassotkin , says: August 24, 2019 at 8:40 pm GMT

@renfro That mixture of grandeur and victimhood has always reeked of sociopathy to me.

The sociopath believes he's above other men: God, history or fate has chosen him, and others are beneath him and exist for his benefit, their wants, desires, hopes and dreams being of trivial consequence. Plus, the sociopath, when caught in the aftermath of his crimes, blames other and refuses to accept responsibility for his actions.

[Aug 25, 2019] Back then Allyssa Milano and others were telling us that we must believe all women (so now guilty until proven innocent), but those same women have been completely silent when one of Epstein's accusers said she was forced to have sex with Bill Richardson (D) and George Mitchell (D), both of whom denied the allegations.

Aug 25, 2019 | www.unz.com

Amanda , says: August 24, 2019 at 10:47 pm GMT

@Paul Tarsus Good question. Others have asked the same thing:

https://consortiumnews.com/2019/08/22/the-missing-howls-of-denunciation-over-major-sex-trafficking/

I've always wondered if the whole MeToo movement was orchestrated by a hidden hand–same for those horrible pussy hats they came out with after Trump was elected.

It seemed like the MeToo was weaponized and ready to go when Kavanaugh was nominated (and I'm not a fan–he's connected to Bush and the Patriot Act). They brought out Dr. Chrissy Fraud and Julie Swetnick (who seemed quite mentally unstable with her accusations that Kavanaugh was connected to gang rape parties). Back then Allyssa Milano and others were telling us that we must believe all women (so now guilty until proven innocent), but those same women have been completely silent when one of Epstein's accusers said she was forced to have sex with Bill Richardson (D) and George Mitchell (D), both of whom denied the allegations. And, of course, such accusations were barely mentioned in the MSM.

[Aug 25, 2019] Why Israel exercise such a level of control of the US political life? Much of this has to do with American Neoliberalism.

Aug 25, 2019 | www.unz.com

Rubicon , says: August 25, 2019 at 12:23 am GMT

@Justsaying
"It is virtually impossible to think of any country, powerful or weak ..that exercises such complete control over any other country, powerful or weak, rich or poor as Zionist Israel does over our country, the US of A."

Much of this has to do with American Capitalism. If the US was NOT oligarchic, or mired in trillions of $$ for The Elite, you wouldn't have these Zionist Jews obviscating, manipulating and "pulling the wool over our eyes" the way they do now.

Frankly, I am sickened by folks like Alan Dershowitz & most of the MEDIA Jewish bosses that run Hollywood and MSM.

I know, personally, there are wonderfully creative, intelligent, insightful Jewish people out there. I want all the Giliad Atzmon's, Max Blumenthal's, Norman Finklestein's and thousands more to radiate their special gifts upon this sordid, illiterate and greedy nation called America.

[Aug 25, 2019] Treatment of Maxwell makes sence only if we assume that she was an informant

Aug 25, 2019 | www.unz.com

Mark James , says: August 24, 2019 at 6:52 pm GMT

It's likely G-Max spent the spring in Manchester BTS, Ma. She left and where she is this summer isn't public (yet). It does make sense in some minds that she is an informant.

And for that reason, private but not on the run from law enforcement.

After Epstein's death you would have thought that she would have moved to the top of the list of people to be charged with related crimes to JE? If she has it's been very quiet.

[Aug 25, 2019] Ghislaine Maxwell father possible connections with intelligence services

Aug 25, 2019 | www.unz.com

Tony Ryals , says: August 24, 2019 at 8:31 pm GMT

MAXWELL, MOSSAD and the JEWISH MAFIA

http://aanirfan.blogspot.com/2019/08/maxwell-mossad-and-jewish-mafia.html

[Aug 25, 2019] Don't forget that Maxwell's publishing empire started by getting publishing rights to much of Germany's scientific papers.

Aug 25, 2019 | www.unz.com

Alfred , says: August 24, 2019 at 12:19 pm GMT

@Tony Ryals Don't forget that Maxwell's publishing empire started by getting publishing rights to much of Germany's scientific papers.

As a British intelligence officer in Occupied Germany, he was in an excellent position to blackmail or threaten any number of people in order to get his way. Shooting people himself is not the easiest way of doing things. There are better ways in a country where people are starving.

What is the way that media king Robert Maxwell created a science publishing system that squeezes huge wealth from "science"?

[Aug 25, 2019] Jeffrey Epstein 'Friend' Ghislaine Maxwell Has More Skeletons in Her Family Closet Than a House of Horrors

Aug 25, 2019 | www.unz.com

Tony Ryals says: August 25, 2019 at 12:06 am GMT 600 Words

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But about Ghislaine's brother-in-law. Where's the body ? What tragi-comedy.

Jeffrey Epstein 'Friend' Ghislaine Maxwell Has More Skeletons in Her Family Closet Than a House of Horrors

https://www.thedailybeast.com/jeffrey-epstein-friend-ghislaine-maxwell-has-more-skeletons-in-her-family-closet-than-a-house-of-horrors

Curiously, Isabel followed in the family tradition of filing for bankruptcy in December 2015 despite having been a multi-millionaire. That move may have been related to the untimely demise at age 56 of her third husband, the infamous con man Al Seckel who, she later found out, was not legally her husband since he was still married to his first wife. In 2015, when he reportedly died, he was potentially on the hook for millions

Seckel befriended and bewitched the Nobel Prize-winning physicists Richard Feynman and Murray Gell-Mann among other neuroscientists, as well as academics and even magicians like James Randi.

Seckel then used those contacts to sell rare books to prestigious customers who were often hoodwinked out of thousands in bad deals. He moved on to co-opt the burgeoning field of optical illusion, popularizing the art of manipulating images by using research from others in books he wrote.

(His daughter, Elizabeth Seckel, has built on her father's work in optical illusion by pioneering something called "mirror box therapy." Seckel brought her method, sponsored by the Clinton Global Initiative, to Haiti after the earthquake in 2012 to help recent amputees with their phantom limb pain.)

In 2010, Seckel hosted a scientific conference on Jeffrey Epstein's infamous private island with Gell-Mann, Leonard Mlodinow, who was Stephen Hawking's co-author, and MIT's Gerald Sussman.

Oppenheimer told The Daily Beast this week that there was "no evidence" that Seckel or any of the scientists at the island party were involved in any sexual activity with young girls.

In 2004 Seckel gave a TED talk that's been viewed almost 2.5 million times about "perceptual illusions that fool our brains."

Because of Seckel's shady past, it was not surprising that vague reports of his death -- a perceptual illusion perhaps? -- began popping up just weeks after Oppenheimer's July 2015 story exposed him to hordes of creditors.

A paid obituary was published on Legacy.com, supposedly after appearing in the San Gabriel Valley Tribune, but it does not appear on the paper's website. One report has circulated around various Seckel-obsessed corners of the internet that his body was found at the bottom of a cliff near the home in France where he had moved with Isabel.

But The Daily Beast could not locate any officials in the town where Seckel was last known to live who had any report of his death. Oppenheimer and others said they have not yet found proof, either. The Daily Beast was unable to reach Isabel Maxwell or Elizabeth Secker for comment.

[Aug 25, 2019] It was, in H.S., important to get invited to cool parties. Lolita Island was the cool party

Aug 25, 2019 | www.unz.com

SafeNow , says: August 24, 2019 at 7:21 pm GMT

"High school is never over" explains in part the Epstein compulsive following. It was, in H.S., important to get invited to cool parties. Lolita Island was the cool party, where you could finally make it with H.S.-age icy, perfunctory, uninteresting girls -- it doesn't get any cooler than that. It's not just an Epstein phenomenon; Kim and his inner circle had/have 100 personal cheerleaders.

[Aug 25, 2019] Epstein's co conspirators getting him schoolgirls from Palm Beach High were other schoolgirls who he paid a commission for bringing him girls,

Aug 25, 2019 | www.unz.com

Sean , says: August 25, 2019 at 10:51 am GMT

@Jeff Stryker You keep posting this question, but the premise is most doubtful. One would quickly be arrested and quite possibly be shot and/or beaten half to death before the police arrived if you tried approaching little girls in a trailer park offering money for sex .

Maxwell never had any contact with the schoolgirls, none of them said she met them. Epstein's co conspirators getting him schoolgirls from Palm Beach High were other schoolgirls who he paid a commission for bringing him girls, The main one was the 14 year old we hear so much about and she recruited mainly her friends and relatives. It did not last long because she got into a fight about it and then blabbed to the school psychologist about the whole thing. The police found out from her who all the girls were and Epstein was arrested. Really sophisticated intelligence operation.

Virginia Giuffre (nee Roberts), now in her thirties, was 17 and already studying to become a masseuse when she met Maxwell at Trump's resort where she and her father both worked, and was offered a job to start with Einstein in that capacity. Her father knew of Epstein as did everyone in Palm Beach back then, and drove her to Epstein's house for the interview being quite happy with the whole thing.

Guess that's why the largest percentage #MeToo offenders are Jews.

Yes, and they can't all be working for Mossad. Are Weinstein's female assistants being assumed to be his accomplices in the rape of multiple women. Rape is what he is about to stand trial for. I would say that rape is a much more serious offence than having consensual sexual contact with a under age girl and paying her. There are several accounts of Weinstein's assistants (who all knew what he was like) suddenly disappearing and leaving young actresses alone with him. Was that a Mossad plot too? Or, do Weinstein's factotums get a pass because they were Gentiles?

Weinstein's crimes are "predatory sexual assault," which carry a potential life sentence. If Epstein was not prosecuted to the full extent of the laws it might have something to do with those laws getting a little out of balance with the seriousness of the crime Epstein committed. when compared with non prostitution offences. A 14 year old who hears she get big money for giving a super rich old (to her) guy a massage and goes along to his house knowing sexual contact short of full intercourse is part of the deal and leaves with several hundred of dollars is in a very different category to a woman who is forcibly assaulted when a young adult by a big shot movie producer.The Sopranos's Annabella Sciorra is saying Weinstein raped her in 1993-94. H cannot be prosecuted for it now as too much time has passed. Mossad plot?

[Aug 25, 2019] Can you really take Wexner's excuses at face value?

Wexner, owner of Bath and Body Works, Victorias Secret and The Limited, heads a group of politically active Jewish billionaires intent on solving Israel's issues with American military lives.
Aug 25, 2019 | www.unz.com

Issar , says: August 25, 2019 at 2:04 am GMT

@Sean Good questions. Answer: Chutzpah? Alternate answer: Dersh didn't find it radioactive when he went down to Palm Springs and started digging up dirt on Epstein's accusers. At what point would he find it radioactive?

After all, Jeff and Jizzaline were on a free pass for the next 15 years scooting about on a magic carpet– ie.– they were accepted. Also, the recent Labor Secretary openly stated he, as a prosecutor, was told to leave it alone– 'Epstein belonged to intelligence.' What's not to like?

The only real surprise was the recent indictment. Why now? (needs research) NOW Dersh finds it radioactive.

Comment on Wexner– Can you really take Wexner's excuses at face value? We recently found out from Whitney Webb that Wexler installed monitoring equipment throughout the Upper East Side mansion he then 'gave' to Epstein. There's evidently more to this case than Epstein himself. Webb then connects Wexler to organized crime and well-heeled organized Zionism– both sponsors of multi-farious sex/blackmail schemes stretching back decades (as in Meyer Lansky and Roy Cohn). Jizzaline wasn't considered radioactive at Chelsea Clinton's wedding. Looks like pedophilia is as Zio-American as apple pie.

[Aug 23, 2019] Lindsey Graham's Blank Check. Why a Defense Agreement With Israel Would Be a Disaster for Americans by Philip Giraldi

This so-called mutual 'defense alliance' pact is not only extremely dangerous, but it clearly serves only one of the parties.
Notable quotes:
"... As the old joke goes: Israel would never want to become the 51st state because then it would only have 1 senator instead of controlling all 100. ..."
"... It is painfully clear that the US is a jewish-controlled oligarchy in all but name and no other explanation can sufficiently explain the fact that Israel can do almost whatever it wants without ever having to face any pushback, instead it just gets more. This includes middle-eastern wars for which the goyim should sacrifice their sons. ..."
"... Mossad must have some serious dirt on Graham, maybe videos of him with little boys. ..."
"... SC politicians are the best to coerce/blackmail because they are a one party state. Any idiot with an (R) after his name is sure to get elected and re-elected no matter what they do. ..."
"... Now its true Israel could not 'occupy' Iran but that does not mean Israel could not destroy Iranian military capability but the cost could be higher than in 67 or 73 unless Israel has some way to neutralize Hebollah's missile arsenal in Lebanon. ..."
"... The Democraps support the Iranian People? Traitor Sen. Shumer will give up his Zionist Entity citizenship and become a loyal American? Ms Pelosi, Biden, Booker, Ms. Maxwell ..."
"... Casino Trump this. Casino Trump that! He is an Actor/crook. He is part of that Hologram/Matrix/make believe/Professional 'Wrestling' entertainment for an imprisoned and daily looted Nation. A Nation that once was Free. ..."
"... Casino Trump is another of the post (un) constitutional Hollywood Presidents. Trump, Hollywood Obomber, Bill (that wasn't sex) Clinton ..."
"... None of these have/had any power. They are actors, and crooks. Do not look for power here. The power that controls us is hidden from our view. ..."
"... According to the Times of Israel, Graham says that the [proposed] pact would show the international community that "an attack against Israel would be considered an attack against the United States." ..."
Aug 23, 2019 | www.unz.com

As the agreement between the two countries would be a treaty ratified by the Senate, it would be much more difficult to scrap by subsequent administrations than was the Iran nuclear deal, which was an executive action by President Obama. And clearly the statements by Graham, Makovsky and Ruhe reveal this treaty would serve as a green light for an Israeli attack on Iran, should they opt to do so, while also serving as a red light to Tehran vis-à-vis an ironclad US commitment to "defend" Israel that would serve to discourage any serious Iranian retaliation. Given that dynamic, the treaty would be little more than a one-way security guarantee from Washington to Jerusalem.

Furthermore, in outlining what circumstances would trigger US intervention on Israel's behalf, the JINSA/Graham document cites, inter alia , "the threat or use of weapons of mass destruction." It also allows Netanyahu to call for assistance after defining as threatening any incident or development "that gives rise to an urgent request from the Government of Israel." It appears then that Netanyahu could demand that the US attack Iran should he only perceive a threat, however vague that threat might in reality be.

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has been claiming Iran is " three to five years " and "possibly weeks" away from a nuclear weapons capability since 1992 and pushing Washington to attack Iran so he obviously would welcome such a treaty for strategic reasons as well as to shore up his upcoming re-election bid. President Trump, with whom Graham has discussed how the agreement would work, has a similar interest in appearing strong for Israel to help his own campaign in 2020.

It is worth noting that in 2010 Netanyahu ordered the Israel Defense Force (IDF) to prepare to strike Iran but 'Israel's security chiefs refused: Gabi Ashkenazi, the head of the IDF, and Meir Dagan, the head of the Mossad at the time, believed that Netanyahu and the Defense Minister Ehud Barak were trying to "steal a war" and the order was not carried out. The attacks were also rejected by two ministers, Moshe Yaalon and Yuval Steinitz, which left Netanyahu without the necessary majority to proceed.

Ashkenazi claimed in a 2012 interview about the episode that he was convinced that an attack would be have been a major strategic mistake. Meir Dagan said in 2012, after leaving his role as Mossad chief, that a strike would be "a stupid thing" as the entire region would undoubtedly be destabilized, requiring repeated Israeli and American interventions.

And there are other issues arising from a "defense treaty." Defense means just that and treaties are generally designed to protect a country within its own borders. Israel has no defined borders as it is both expansionistic and illegally occupying Palestinian land, so the United States would in effect be obligated to defend space that Israel defines as its own. That could mean almost anything. Israel is currently bombing Syria almost daily even though it is not at war with Damascus. If Syria were to strike back and Graham's treaty were in place, Washington would technically be obligated to come to Israel's assistance. A similar situation prevails with Lebanon and there are also reports that Israel is bombing alleged Iranian supply lines in Iraq, where the US has 5,000 troops stationed.

The real problem is that the Trump administration is obsessed with regime change in Iran, but it has so far been unable to provoke Iran into starting a conflict. Graham's proposed treaty just might be part of a White House plan to end-run Congress and public opinion by enabling Israel to start the desired war, whereupon the US would quickly follow in to "defend Israel," obliged by treaty to do so. What could possibly go wrong? The correct answer is "everything."

Two world wars began because of unconditional pledges made by one country to come to assistance of another. On July 5, 1914, Kaiser Wilhelm II of Germany pledged his country's complete support for whatever response Austria-Hungary would choose to make against Serbia after the June 28 th assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand of Austria by a Serbian nationalist during an official visit to Sarajevo, Bosnia. This fatal error went down in history as Germany's carte blanche or "blank check," assurance to Austria that led directly to WW I.

In September 1939, World War II began when Great Britain and France came to the assistance of Poland after the German Army invaded, fulfilling a "guarantee" made in March of that year. What was a regional war, and one that might have been resolved through diplomacy, became global.

One would think that after such commitments were assessed by historians as the immediate causes of two world wars, no one would ever consider going down that road again. But that would be reckoning without Republican Senator Lindsey Graham who has been calling for a "defense treaty" with Israel since last April. In his most recent foray, Graham announced late in July that he is seeking bipartisan support for providing "blank check" assurances to Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and is hoping to be able to push a complete defense treaty through the Senate by next year.

In making his several announcements on the subject, Graham has been acting as a front man for both Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and also for The Jewish Institute for the National Security of America (JINSA), which wrote the basic document that is being used to promote the treaty and then enlisted Graham to obtain congressional support.

Speaking to the press on a JINSA conference call, Graham said the proposed agreement would be a treaty that would protect Israel in case of an attack that constituted an "existential threat". Citing Iran as an example, Graham said the pact would be an attempt to deter hostile neighbors like the Iranians who might use weapons of mass destruction against Israel. JINSA President Michael Makovsky elaborated on this, saying, "A mutual defense pact has a value in not only deterring but might also mitigate a retaliatory strike by an adversary of Israel, so it might mitigate an Iranian response (to an attack on its nuclear facilities)."

JINSA director of foreign policy Jonathan Ruhe added that "An Israeli strike on Iran's nuclear program would not activate this pact, but a major Iranian retaliation might. – An Israeli unilateral attack is not what the treaty covers, but rather massive Iranian retaliation is what we are addressing."

Israel has long been reluctant to enter into any actual treaty arrangement with the United States because it might limit its options and restrain its aggressive pattern of military incursions. In that regard, the Graham-JINSA proposal is particularly dangerous as it effectively permits Israel to be interventionist with a guarantee that Washington will not seek to limit Netanyahu's "options." And, even though the treaty is reciprocal, there is no chance that Israel will ever be called upon to do anything to defend the United States, so it is as one-sided as most arrangements with the Jewish state tend to be.


Sean , says: August 22, 2019 at 6:08 pm GMT

A formal agreement would merely formalize what already exists and expose it to criticism. I don't think Israeli strategists will want that.
Sean , says: August 22, 2019 at 6:22 pm GMT
The treaty talk is just more psychological warfare on Iran . Iran is too big for Israel to start a fight that the US might not join in. If the Israeli armed forces can refuse (although I don't believe that actually happened) so could the US. No, Israel is going to have to put up with an Iranian bomb. Nothing is going to happen.
Thulean Friend , says: August 22, 2019 at 6:57 pm GMT
As the old joke goes: Israel would never want to become the 51st state because then it would only have 1 senator instead of controlling all 100.

It is painfully clear that the US is a jewish-controlled oligarchy in all but name and no other explanation can sufficiently explain the fact that Israel can do almost whatever it wants without ever having to face any pushback, instead it just gets more. This includes middle-eastern wars for which the goyim should sacrifice their sons.

A.R , says: August 22, 2019 at 7:24 pm GMT
Sadly it would not surprise me at all if they go through with this. What a complete abomination America has become. Shameful.

I wonder what the american population of the 1760s would have done were they alive today? However, the so-called patriots of today are so easily duped that they believe the utter joke of a creature currently occupying The White House actually has any interest other than his own in mind every time he opens his mouth

Lets see, you have an Administration, a Senate, a Congress, a Supreme Court that all, for decades, obviously have been completely compromised. Your two political party system works like a charm controlling you all.

Any time something a little too fishy is going down, something that just might be a little too obvious and there is a chance a few too many might actually react in some meaningful way, well, then they won`t even break a sweat distracting you throwing some trivial Right vs. Left stick that quickly becomes The Only Issue in your whole world. Man the cannons, for Christ`s sake! It`s The Stick! The Stick!

It is kind of funny, but only when one forgets what is actually at stake. People today have become so stupid, so easily manipulated, so emasculated that the traitorous vermin that are supposed to represent you don`t even bother coming up with a half-decent excuse anymore whenever they feel like penetrating you.
This mutual defense treaty is just one more up the collective behind of "we the people."

Just a thought , says: August 22, 2019 at 7:40 pm GMT
Mossad must have some serious dirt on Graham, maybe videos of him with little boys.

SC politicians are the best to coerce/blackmail because they are a one party state. Any idiot with an (R) after his name is sure to get elected and re-elected no matter what they do.

As most one party states it produces the most idiotic/corrupt politicians, like Mark Sanford. Nikki Haley the Zionist moron was greatly compromised with her known affairs and today tweeted a rumor no one has heard of but her about her alleged affair with Mike Pence -- a tweet to end a rumor started by herself, such is her idiocy.

Other one party states are mostly (D) and they are protected by a colluding media, no matter how idiotic or corrupt.

Sherlockohms , says: August 22, 2019 at 8:36 pm GMT
Mutual defense? Sure, like Israel is going to defend the US. Any idiot who votes for this bill doesn't just need to be voted out of office, they need to be hung from the nearest lamp-post; preferably in their district or home state.
unit472 , says: August 22, 2019 at 9:34 pm GMT
@Sean

Iran is no bigger than Egypt and Israel took on Egypt in 1967 and 1973 and prevailed despite Egypt then being a client state of the USSR. Egypt was also able to bring the full strength of its army to bear on Israel in the Sinai something Iran could not possibly do for the foreseeable future.

Now its true Israel could not 'occupy' Iran but that does not mean Israel could not destroy Iranian military capability but the cost could be higher than in 67 or 73 unless Israel has some way to neutralize Hebollah's missile arsenal in Lebanon.

lavoisier , says: Website August 22, 2019 at 10:48 pm GMT
Despite all efforts of the MSM and our government to align the USA with Israel, Trump would be making a major mistake to support such a treacherous alliance.

Many of us do not want an alliance with Israel and see those who seek such alliances as our enemy.

Graham may be able to get away with his treachery down in South Carolina, filled as it is with brain-dead evangelical Christians, but I am hoping that there are enough patriotic Americans left with an ounce of brains who would not support this perfidious alliance and any supporting politician such as Trump.

The pro-Israel crowd in the USA is large but among the alt right crowd I would think they would comprise a distinct and deluded minority.

Sean , says: August 22, 2019 at 11:42 pm GMT
@unit472

Iran is a big place that has been given time to hide the nuclear facilities (which is what I presume we are talking about) and duplicate them. The Israeli Air Force are not going to to get landed with such a difficult mission by exaggerating the odds for success.

I suspect their supposed 'refusal' was merely saying not having the element of surprise an air strike on Iran's nuclear facilities might well not work And why would the current Israeli PM take the risk of ordering it knowing if there was a failure those generals would loudly proclaim they told him it would not work? I wonder if Israel does not wonder if Saudi Arabian leadership with its lack of political constraints is behind a lot of this agitation against Iran.

Durruti , says: August 23, 2019 at 1:26 am GMT
Giraldi

The real problem is that the Trump administration is obsessed with regime change in Iran,

And the Democrap Gang no longer exists? You do not mention them in your entire article.

The Democraps support the Iranian People? Traitor Sen. Shumer will give up his Zionist Entity citizenship and become a loyal American? Ms Pelosi, Biden, Booker, Ms. Maxwell, some Gay Transvestite? eh! I wish I could make the Democrap gang disappear. Nicely done. I get it; you are concentrating on the Repub gang.

What's up? Have you been given a different assignment? A threat? Were you the recipient of a Massage in one of Epstein's Pleasure Palaces? Now you pump for the Democraps?

Casino Trump this. Casino Trump that! He is an Actor/crook. He is part of that Hologram/Matrix/make believe/Professional 'Wrestling' entertainment for an imprisoned and daily looted Nation. A Nation that once was Free.

Think Power. Think how a Puppet -Nation and its people are controlled.

Most likely Jeffrey Epstein has been controlling the United States for the last 30 years. There has been a Regime Change; Epstein is Retired (one way or other), and you direct attention to Casino Trump, as if he makes any decisions in America, or anywhere else.

Concluding Repetition:

Casino Trump is another of the post (un) constitutional Hollywood Presidents. Trump, Hollywood Obomber, Bill (that wasn't sex) Clinton – Do I need a verb? None of these have/had any power. They are actors, and crooks. Do not look for power here. The power that controls us is hidden from our view.

We know who our rulers are: they are our enemy: They murdered JFK and many other Americans. They are coming for us!

Listen!

Sir Launcelot Canning , says: August 23, 2019 at 2:15 am GMT
Keep on reelecting him you dumb backwoods Baptist hicks of South Carolina. Just like Nikki Haley and the 100 year old Strom Thurmond.
Priss Factor , says: Website August 23, 2019 at 2:26 am GMT
When Jews served Wasps, they were merely playing a game to gain more power for themselves. When Wasps serve Jews, they are total dogs in their subservience.

Jews have stronger identities and personalities than Wasps. For Jews, the dominant power must ultimately be Jewish. For Anglos, the dominance of power matters most, and ultimately it doesn't matter who holds it. Anglos will suck up to any group with the most power. Since Jews now have the most power, Anglos are total toadies their servility to Jews.

Jews vs Wasps:

Jews: WE must have the power.

Wasps: We must serve the POWER.

Thus, even when Jews didn't have top power, they did everything to get it. In contrast, once top power went over to Jews, Anglos were perfectly content to serve Jews as the new boss.

Different mindsets.

anon [113] Disclaimer , says: August 23, 2019 at 4:16 am GMT
@lavoisier CUFI (Christians United for Israel ) alone claims 7 million members, roughly equal to total number of Jews in U.S., and by definition Hagee's flock is more pro-Israel than the average Jew.
anon19 , says: August 23, 2019 at 5:01 am GMT
Jews completely rule and control the USA. It is so obvious. But so many Americans are blind fools.
anon19 , says: August 23, 2019 at 5:11 am GMT
In defense of the Kaiser, Germany had had a long defensive alliance with Austria-Hungary. Many Germans lived there and German was a major language spoken there as well. The two countries shared a border that ran for hundreds of miles across central Europe. The Kaiser was close personal friends with both the Archduke and his wife. He had just returned from a visit to them when he heard of the cruel assignation. Eye-witnesses said he turned as white as a ghost. The Kaiser envisioned swift action against Serbia and never imagined a wider war. In any case he had a real and large army to back up his pledge.

Chamberlain in contrast was an idiot. The pledge to Poland was sheer insanity. There was absolutely nothing Britain could have done in 1939 to have saved Poland from German (and also Soviet) invasion.

The Poles were – incredibly – even more stupid in believing in the pledge and actually expecting serious military aid. Dumb and dumber.

mark green , says: August 23, 2019 at 5:29 am GMT
According to the Times of Israel, Graham says that the [proposed] pact would show the international community that "an attack against Israel would be considered an attack against the United States."

This so-called mutual 'defense alliance' pact is not only extremely dangerous, but it clearly serves only one of the parties.

We don't need tiny, distant, belligerent Israel to defend Empire America. How utterly absurd.

The US is already a far-flung, rogue, military colossus. It's Zio-Washington that needs to be restained–not burdened with additional, extra-national obligations that serve a rogue, supremacist state.

As crazy as they are, Graham's unbalanced, pro-Israel bona fides are now mainstream. This bizarre political zeitgeist speaks volumes.

Virtually all of Congress, as well as America's vaunted Fourth Estate, have been captured. And the zombie majority who live amongst us have barely noticed.

What Americans need desperately is a viable defence against the malign and overpowering influence of Israel and its army of highly-placed, pro-Zionist influencers. Their domestic impact is the core problem that we are facing.

Waterboy Graham is merely one contaminated mind-body among countess others. He is infected with a disease without a name. It continues to spread.

The US has lost its independence. We have fallen low. We are still dropping.

Colin Wright , says: Website August 23, 2019 at 5:30 am GMT
In other words, if, say Israel actually goes ahead and openly attacks Iran (as opposed to merely conducting assassinations and terrorist bombings there as she does now) and Iran does the unthinkable and retaliates, then we would attack Iran.

Isn't this a great idea? We can let Israel decide if we should go to war with Iran.

Nik , says: August 23, 2019 at 5:57 am GMT
All serve The Cabal

Which is not, never has been and never will be Jewish

The Cabal practice their own religion and are totally devoted to Sangreal

Jews come and Jews go a convenient front group for now

Soon it will be The Chinese Com Party and The Duma that house 33rd and above

The Cabal migrate and look for power structures to hide within any establishment will do

Always front groups

anonymous [191] Disclaimer , says: August 23, 2019 at 6:03 am GMT
I always thought we had a defence agreement with Israel. They told us what to do and we agreed to it. No questions asked.
anonymous [191] Disclaimer , says: August 23, 2019 at 6:14 am GMT
@unit472 Egypt is 386,662 sq mi and except for the Sinai is mostly flat with its population centers close to Israel. Iran is 636,374 square miles of mostly mountain ranges and deep valleys with its major population center Tehran remote from Israel or the sea. Tehran is also close to Russia. Egypt was easy to attack with tanks while Iran would need to be hit with aircraft only. Getting an aircraft carrier near Iran would be a nightmare as Iran has Russian Sunburn missiles which could hit any American ship from hundreds of miles away and they travel so close to water they can't be detected on radar.
nietzsche1510 , says: August 23, 2019 at 6:52 am GMT
@Just a thought without being compromised one cannot access to "significant" political representation in the USA: the hidden "conditionality" of the Judeo-Zionist master. the latter should be sure to "pilot" every step of the eventual political action of the former. just have a look around you.
Mark James , says: August 23, 2019 at 7:28 am GMT
Israel is said to have about 150 nukes ready to go and a good percentage of that arsenal is pointed towards Iran. I guess this isn't enough for them. They want the certainty of a US threat of overwhelming force to intimidate Iran into non-action should the IDF hit them with a surgical strike of bunker-buster bombs to hit underground facilities.
So would the signing of a mutual defense pact work? Maybe. I just don't think Sen. Graham is representative of his fellow members of congress no matter how allied they are with AIPAC. I think this goes to far even for them. I don't think it would be approved of, it's a fantasy.

* Phil I noticed Iran did some pr work last week on NBC news (with L.Holt). They should do more of it and stay away from the International shipping lanes. I doubt the country will ever be thought well of by Americans –nor should they really– but that doesn't mean they should be treated like the next likely targets of the US military.
They may be to proud to beg not to be attacked but sending some rep out in front of a TV camera to say that they really don't want it to happen, I think can work well when done correctly. Smile a bit and say 'let's not do this.'

Tom Welsh , says: August 23, 2019 at 7:33 am GMT
"An Israeli strike on Iran's nuclear program would not activate this pact, but a major Iranian retaliation might".

Ah yes – the usual Western attitude.

For us to attack them is normal and quite justified (even with nuclear weapons, even if we kill literally millions of them and destroy their infrastructure).

But for them to defend themselves is wicked aggression.

"Cet animal est tres mechant.
Quand on l'attaque, il se defend".

Antares , says: August 23, 2019 at 8:03 am GMT
On July 5, 1914, Kaiser Wilhelm II of Germany pledged his country's complete support for whatever response Austria-Hungary would choose to make against Serbia after the June 28th assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand of Austria by a Serbian nationalist during an official visit to Sarajevo, Bosnia. This fatal error went down in history as Germany's carte blanche or "blank check," assurance to Austria that led directly to WW I.

An often overlooked treaty was the one between Belgium and the United Kingdom. Without that treaty WW I would have remained a fire in the backyard. Belgium would never have engaged the fight against Germany without Britain's assurances. The skirmish between the Germans and the French would have lasted for less than two months.

The situation with Israel is however different. The US can't do anything without pulling of a greater war that they will finally loose. Personally, I can't wait to see the American fleet reduced like the Russian one in the war of 1904-1905. (The grudge is not against Americans but against their war hawks with their jingoism and imperialism.) Actually I think that this would be the event that splits the world in pro and anti Zionism.

Realist , says: August 23, 2019 at 8:30 am GMT
@Sherlockohms An

y idiot who votes for this bill doesn't just need to be voted out of office, they need to be hung from the nearest lamp-post; preferably in their district or home state.

Agreed, but who is going to vote them out? Many Americans are idiots too. Most Americans would rather watch America's Got Talent or Dancing With The Stars than be informed about important issues.

Realist , says: August 23, 2019 at 8:36 am GMT
@lavoisier

Graham may be able to get away with his treachery down in South Carolina, filled as it is with brain-dead evangelical Christians, but I am hoping that there are enough patriotic Americans left with an ounce of brains who would not support this perfidious alliance and any supporting politician such as Trump.

I doubt there are enough Americans that are not brain dead.

The pro-Israel crowd in the USA is large but among the alt right crowd I would think they would comprise a distinct and deluded minority.

But the alt-right crowd is a minority of a minority not going to happen. This countries problems will not be solved with elections.

Realist , says: August 23, 2019 at 8:39 am GMT
@Sir Launcelot Canning

Keep on reelecting him you dumb backwoods Baptist hicks of South Carolina. Just like Nikki Haley and the 100 year old Strom Thurmond.

Most states keep reelecting their dumbass Senators.

Anon [424] Disclaimer , says: August 23, 2019 at 9:16 am GMT
https://www.nytimes.com/2019/08/21/us/politics/trump-greenland-prime-minister.html

Trump offers to buy Greenland , offends danish

https://www.rt.com/uk/467081-boris-disrespectful-feet-macron/

Boris shows lack of respect to Macron .

One od these days Mexico is going to make an offer to Trump to buy Texas ,New Mexico , Arizona and California . And Cuba will make an offer for Florida .

Decadent times .

alexander , says: August 23, 2019 at 9:26 am GMT
@anon19 Would you venture a guess at what percentage of Americans you consider "blind fools " as opposed to those who are not ?

Do you think this ratio has changed at all, over the last decade ?

geokat62 , says: August 23, 2019 at 9:47 am GMT
@mark green Great comment mark.

He is infected with a disease without a name.

.

The disease he's infected with indeed has a name "worship of Jewish supremacy and the Jewish supremacists who promote it."

Anonymous [373] Disclaimer , says: August 23, 2019 at 9:50 am GMT
@Nik Hi hasbara gerbil. You need to do better if you want those sweet, sweet 0.02 shekels deposited into the account.
GMC , says: August 23, 2019 at 10:32 am GMT
Sounds like some of the more realistic military guys, told the Jewboys in Congress , that Hezbollah can do some serious damage to Israel. Especially when they get some help from the Iranians and others – sitting in Syria. Might even even take back " TrumpLand in the Golan. Israel could be in deep shit if everyone gets POd and fed up. If we see this as informed commenters – they have seen it – even longer. Thanks Unz Rev.
Irish Savant , says: Website August 23, 2019 at 10:35 am GMT
Before i really began researching the issue the historical persecution of Jews used to be a source of amazement to me as the small number of them I knew were fine. A bit grasping and pushy but smart and humourous as well. What emerged from my research could be summarised as 'they never know when to stop pushing irrespective of the wealth and control they achieve'. Eventually the goyim
revolt and we know the rest.

I get a sense that we're seeing the beginnings of this in the West today but instead of pulling back 'our' Jews are rubbing salt in the wound. In many ways Jews would be better off if their proportion of the host population were minuscule even though this would result in less tribal power. Chaim Weizman identified this when he said "[w]henever the quantity of Jews in any country reaches the saturation point, that country reacts against them. [This] reaction cannot be looked upon as anti-Semitism in the ordinary or vulgar sense of that word; it is a universal social and economic concomitant of Jewish immigration, and we cannot shake it off."

Jews truly are their own worst enemies.

anon [396] Disclaimer , says: August 23, 2019 at 10:37 am GMT
All you anti-Christian Unz commenters need to realize that the Jews, being Chosen by God, have a monopoly on spiritual blessings. No American is capable of conjuring his own spiritual blessings, they must come from the Jews. And in gratitude for those spiritual blessings, Christian America owes it to the Jews to give them material wealth in return.

"For if the Gentiles have shared in the Jews' spiritual blessings, they owe it to the Jews to share with them their material blessings." (Romans 15:27)

Right there, in plain and simple terms, is God's Will for America's foreign policy. "Gentiles owe it to the Jews." Cough up that cash or burn in hell! DEUS VULT!

anon [396] Disclaimer , says: August 23, 2019 at 10:43 am GMT
@geokat62 > worship of Jewish supremacy

You anti-Christian heathen are going to burn in hell because you can't accept that God has made the Jews his Chosen ones to market Salvation services to Whites who cannot provide Salvation for themselves.

" We worship what we do know, for salvation is from the Jews ." John 4:22

Sure, if Whites could find another Salvation provider, then they wouldn't have to worship the Jews. But until then, you're risking your eternal life if you don't worship God's will that the Jews are Supreme. "The Jew First!" (Romans 1:16) DEUS VULT!

PeterMX , says: August 23, 2019 at 11:06 am GMT
The USA and all western countries, which all have good relations with Israel and many strongly support Israel, all pay a heavy price for that. According to the US gov't., Osama Bin Laden led Al-Qaeda's attack on the USA in September 2001. As is typical with the USA's media, it didn't want the US public to know why Osama Bin Laden did this, so it's hard to find his communication with the US where he laid out his complaints. He had several, including US troops in Saudi Arabia and US strong support for Israel against Arabs. I remember the first "terrorist attack". I put it in quotes only because the US is only opposed to terrorism when it or one of its allies is attacked. It was the 1972 attack on Israeli athletes at the Munich Olympics in 1972. From that point on, there were several other attacks against Israel including a hijacked Israeli airline at Entebbe and there were allegations against various Arab countries, including Libya of conducting terrorist attacks against "American interests". Reagan bombed Libya (and killed Gaddafi's daughter) to retaliate against Libya's supposed attack on a Berlin disco and I believe he was accused of other attacks as well. I doubt the accuracy of those claims, but it's unmistakable that the US and the west were soon Arab targets for their strong support of Israel. At some point Israel may have carried out, or at least supported attacks on the west so Arabs could be blamed. That is where the idea Israel carried out the Sept. 11 attacks comes from.

As someone on a podcast commented a while back, years ago travel was such a pleasure, until probably September 2001 when the US began the heavy security precautions every time you take a flight. Stripping down (belt, shoes, watch, and anything else necessary to pass the security checks) as well as unpacking your luggage to pass their test. These checks are all necessary because of the west's strong support of Israel. East European and Asian countries have no such terrorism problem, but they are probably pulled into the airport mess because travel is international. Airline travel used to be a pleasure, but its now very unpleasant thanks to our ties to Israel. Until around September 2001, we had to listen to the constant backslapping of Israel by our Jewish media about their great security precautions and their glorious military (that's new for the Jews who for centuries had a poor reputation as soldiers) with the often repeated "let the Israelis do it" when the US was contemplating revenge for something the Arabs supposedly did.

As with air travel, any alliance with Israel is no benefit to anyone except Israel. No Arab country likes them and would only ally with them if they are useful. Meanwhile, the world is made miserable with things like travel, high gas prices and other discomforts for its support of Israel. Most people don't even know the world's oil prices took a huge jump in 1973 for the US support for Israel in the 1973 Arab-Israeli war when OPEC announced its worldwide embargo against the USA and its allies for the USA's interference in that war on Israel's behalf. Oil prices never went back to their normal level after that.

El Dato , says: August 23, 2019 at 11:11 am GMT
That's ok.

Nazi Germany was destroyed.

IsraeUS will be destroyed likewise.

It's just another turn of the wheel. Hey, nobody promised anybody that humanity wouldn't escape nuclear exchanges. It was just a 90s *hope* .

EliteCommInc. , says: August 23, 2019 at 11:15 am GMT
"Speaking to the press on a JINSA conference call, Graham said the proposed agreement would be a treaty that would protect Israel in case of an attack that constituted an "existential threat".

We already provide this level of support.

Signing onto something as fluid as "existentialist threat" sounds a tad dicey. And just to be clear, I think the US should exercise caution on these types of treaties. The agreements with the Phillipines and Japan may already be causing some tension.

El Dato , says: August 23, 2019 at 11:19 am GMT
@Antares

An often overlooked treaty was the one between Belgium and the United Kingdom. Without that treaty WW I would have remained a fire in the backyard. Belgium would never have engaged the fight against Germany without Britain's assurances. The skirmish between the Germans and the French would have lasted for less than two months.

I don't know from what planet you hail, but Belgium did NOT "engage a fight against Germany", rather the other way around. And the Germans were nasty fuckers too, not all of the "atrocity stories" were fake news.

Also, that treaty could either be interpreted as "The British Empire will not attack Belgium in the case of an European War" (likely) or "The British Empire will defend Belgium in case it is attacked" (unlikely). The second interpretation was upheld in parliament by a tiny margin – the political goal was to uphold continental balance of power and the secret and privately made assurances about French/Imperial mutual support.

Johnny Walker Read , says: August 23, 2019 at 11:52 am GMT
@A.R Agree button already used. You described the Idiocracy "Murka" has become to a Tee.
Johnny Walker Read , says: August 23, 2019 at 11:58 am GMT
Yes sir Ms Grahamnesty, may the Yawmonster bless Amer-rial.
Johnny Walker Read , says: August 23, 2019 at 12:07 pm GMT
@Nik Here you go Nik, straight from the horses ass. Bolshevism was founded by the "Cabal" for the purpose of enslaving the entire world in a one world government communist dictatorship.

"Nobody knows that Zionism
appeared as a Marxist movement,
a socialist one Zionism is actually a revolution."
Sergei Lezov, scientist at the Soviet Academy of Science,
Institute for Scientific Information.
Strana i Mir magazine (Munich), No. 3, 1988, p. 94.

"The ideals of Bolshevism
at many points are consonant with
the finest ideals of Judaism."
Jewish Chronicle, 4th April 1919 (London).

Greg Bacon , says: Website August 23, 2019 at 12:20 pm GMT
I can't figure out if Graham is just a traitor or if the Mossad has some very unsavory tapes of Lindsey romping in the sack with teenage boys.

Either way, he's not fit for the Senate.
DESERT FOX , says: August 23, 2019 at 12:22 pm GMT
Graham proves once again that congress is the lower house of the knesset and that they will do anything that zionists that rule the zio/US want and by the way the zionists have had the zio/US in a virtual mutual defense agreement since JFK's assassination, when the zionists had JFK shot in front of America and sealed the deal about who was really running the country!

Read these books to see who runs America, JFK the CIA and Vietnam by Col. L. Fletcher Prouty and Blood in the Water by Joan Mellen and The Secret Team by Col. L. Fletcher Prouty , and The Committee of 300 by John Coleman, all can be had on amazon.

DanFromCT , says: August 23, 2019 at 12:41 pm GMT
@anon Hagee has seven million followers? We should call his and his followers' religion something like CUFI-ism because of its radical departure from anything resembling Christianity, and not least because CUFI-ism has no sixth or seventh commandments. With a wife and two little kids at home, Reverend Hagee was apparently in church snortin' his alleluias between the legs of another woman who he then married, mocking sin with brazen scandal.

I gather these delusional CUFI's cheer when Israel and its American surrogate mass murder hundreds of thousands of God's innocent children in Arab lands by aerial incineration and point-blank shooting on street patrols. Such are America's "heroes in uniform," who, incredibly, just yesterday were being labeled baby killers by the kosher msm, back when their chief objective was overthrowing the government of the United States. As a Vietnam combat vet I can vouch for the seething, almost spluttering hatred spewed in my and my wife's face in the early 70's at a Jewish party we attended in our building in NYC. Now that the Army is doing International Jewry's bidding, its flacks like Sean Hannity tell us you're all of a sudden a hero for being in uniform in service to Israel.

If America's culture and so its destiny is essentially a reflection of its religion, we can reasonably judge our prospects by the CUFI's and their evangelical preachers who've turned Christianity into a mass-murdering cult that'd make Moloch blush, where God's favor is judged by the SUV or pick up you drive to the Sunday rock concert at some modernistic temple of statolatry. The pride and smugness of these CUFI's and evangelicals is by itself enough to ensure we're doomed, assuming there's any cosmic justice left. If you haven't seen it, I recommend having a look at the video of Kenneth Copeland and Jesse Duplantis defending their private jets. As Brother Copeland put it, they can't fly on commercial airlines because they can't talk to God in them tubes filled with demons.

ChuckOrloski , says: August 23, 2019 at 12:50 pm GMT
@A.R A.R. piqued my interest when having commented: "What a complete abomination America has become. Shameful. I wonder what the american population of the 1760s would have done were they alive today?"

Apparently, the percentage of colonial settler Jews in "The New World" Injun' lands was small.

Nonetheless, and according to
Norman H. Finkelstein's short article, (linked down below), "The Revolutionary War & The Jews," a sizeable majority of Jews favored the "Patriot" vision of a new & free Homeland, but ambitious Jew businessmen had mixed feelings, given the advantageous mercantile freedoms they enjoyed under British rule.

Haha. Today's Shabbos goy, Senator Lindsey Graham, would have been the Moneychanger Jews main-Southern Man spokesman. (Zigh)

Would not surprise me had sneaky pro-King George Jews lobbied London to do a False Flag attack upon Independence Hall, & blame the terror attack on extremist French "Yellow & Black Robed Vests."

Thanks, A.R.!

https://www.myjewishlearning.com/article/the-revolutionary-war-and-the-jews/

Fool's Paradise , says: August 23, 2019 at 1:00 pm GMT
Even without this blank-check Treaty, the Jewish State has been a disaster for America and the world. "Brain dead" Carolinians who keep Graham in the Senate? How about brain dead New Yorkers who keep Israel-first Chuck Schumer there? Or our brain dead servile Congressmen, who jumped to their feet 26 times to give the liar Netanyahu standing ovations? Who vote for every Neocon war-for-Israel in the Middle East? Or brain dead Boobus Americanus, who has been lobotomized by Zionist control of Congress, White House, Supreme Court, CIA, FBI, the Justice Department, Media, Pentagon, Academe, NPR, daily newspapers and monthly magazines?
anastasia , says: August 23, 2019 at 1:05 pm GMT
This defense contract will most definitely be Trump's "excuse" for war with Iran. Iran was slated for war back in 2001.

The author is incredibly astute.

Trump is sounding more unhinged as the days go on. Imagine telling Jews that they are bad Jews if they don't support Israel.

Some Jews disagreed with the statement and called him "anti-semetic". I frankly don't know how they got to "anti-semetic" with that statement, but they managed. It was convoluted reasoning. Notice that while they called it "anti-semetic", appearing to take issue with it on that basis, none of them disagreed that they are "loyal" to Israel.

I personally feel no loyalty to Ireland or France because of my background and have no problem at all saying it.

anastasia , says: August 23, 2019 at 1:12 pm GMT
Israel's bombs countries every day, and nothing is said about it in the media, and none of them fight back. Unbelievable.
Amerimutt Golems , says: August 23, 2019 at 1:20 pm GMT
@Sir Launcelot Canning

Keep on reelecting him you dumb backwoods Baptist hicks of South Carolina. Just like Nikki Haley and the 100 year old Strom Thurmond.

They actually want war in the Middle East to hasten Armageddon. That is their theological basis for unconditional support for Israel.

Trinity Broadcasting Network even made the movie Megiddo: The Omega Code 2 which bombed because it coincided with 9/11.

anarchyst , says: August 23, 2019 at 1:32 pm GMT
@Mark James I beg to differ on your assertion that israel has "delivery systems" for its nuclear weapons.

I hope I am wrong, BUT fear that I am right

If a nuclear device is "lit off" in an American or European city, it will have Israel's fingerprints all over it. Israel is desperate to keep the American money spigot running, as well as sabotaging the Palestinian "peace process" that the world wants it to take seriously.

In fact, if a nuclear device is "lit off" anywhere in the world, it will have come from Israel's secret nuclear "stockpile".

The "power outage" in Atlanta was a convenient excuse for Israel to perform a logistical "sleight of hand", as an Israeli plane was allowed to land and take off during the "power outage" without receiving customs clearance or inspection. This is one of many Israeli companies that possesses a "special exemption" granted by the U S government that frees it from customs inspections.

Just maybe another one of Israel's nukes was just being pre-positioned or nuclear triggers (tritium) were being renewed, getting ready for "the big one".

As most Americans are tired of all of the foreign wars being fought for Israel's benefit, another "incident" on American soil would be enough to galvanize the American public, once again, (just like WTC 9-11) to support another war for Israel's benefit. Israel's "samson option" is a real threat to "light one off" in a European or American city, if Israel's interests are not taken seriously.

Israel refuses to abide by IAEA guidelines concerning its nukes as they are already distributed around the world. Israel would not be able to produce all of them as most of them are not in Israel, proper.

No "delivery systems" are needed as Israel's nukes are already in place. Look for another false flag operation with the blame being put on Iran or Syria. You can bet that some Iranian or Syrian passports will be found in the rubble.

Israel has also threatened to detonate nuclear devices in several US cities. Talk about total INSANITY; the so-called Samson Option is it.

Patrikios Stetsonis , says: August 23, 2019 at 1:33 pm GMT
Well!
Jews! Jews! and again Jews!
Anywhere you turn your head you will see ONLY Jews and .what is best for israel.

Former Malaysian Prime Minister, Mohamed Mahathir said:
"The Europeans killed six????? million Jews out of 12 million. But today the Jews rule this world by proxy. They get others to fight and die for them."
Of course they rule the world by proxy.
They are capable to murder a barefoot Palestinian kid and nothing else. Which they are doing it daily.

And then we have this traitor Lindsey Graham. I remember him a few years ago, walking in arms with lunatic John McCain and the other guy, jew Joe Lieberman.
Remember this trio?
Now this flaming faggot [Patti LuPone ask Lindsey Graham to "come out"] wants American kids to go fight and die for israel. Why he does not do it by himself?
The Revolutionary Guard Corps of Iran will take care of him.

Finally Mr. Giraldi is missing something in his article.
How about ..if Iran has the same defense agreement, with Mr. Putin?
Then what?

Johnny Walker Read , says: August 23, 2019 at 1:38 pm GMT
@ChuckOrloski Great article by James Perloff titled: THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION, PART I: THE SECRETS BURIED AT LEXINGTON GREEN
Who Really Fired "The Shot Heard Round The World"?
https://jamesperloff.com/2014/12/09/the-american-revolution-part-i-the-secrets-buried-at-lexington-green/

Everything we have been taught is a lie.

DESERT FOX , says: August 23, 2019 at 1:44 pm GMT
@anastasia The MSM in the zio/US and in zio/Britain and zio/Europe is controlled by zionists and so Israel is the golden calf and can bomb the hell out of Syria and Iraq and Yemen and Palestine and shoot Palestinian men, women and children almost daily and not a word is heard!

However when Israel and the zio/US finally attack Iran , that will be a bridge too far, and Russia will come in on the side of Iran, and finally these satanic zionists will have the nuclear hell they have been wanting!

Kalliopi S. , says: August 23, 2019 at 1:48 pm GMT
@Patrikios Stetsonis I agree Patrikiouli mou
Nik , says: August 23, 2019 at 1:51 pm GMT
@Anonymous A laugh in your face like a Spanish Cavalier

Hahahahahahha

Hasbara Gerbil

Obviously never met me

Still read on and dont look back

Hahahahhahaha

Nik , says: August 23, 2019 at 1:53 pm GMT
@Anonymous Btw I never post anon

It teally is very old fashioned very 90s

Nik , says: August 23, 2019 at 1:59 pm GMT
@Johnny Walker Read Dont suspect you know a great deal about Sangreal then

A bit older than Bolshevism but never mind

Miro23 , says: August 23, 2019 at 2:00 pm GMT
I have a feeling that the Zionist are going to get their Iran war.

The US public are idiotic enough to vote for Graham, and Trump is a turncoat with his "No ME wars " pledge. And they're both probably being blackmailed. The Russians aren't going to get into a war with the US over Iran, and Europe won't do anything as usual.

There is however, a question mark over the Chinese. Iran is their main source of oil imports and they have been making big investments in the country. Also they're very irritated by the ongoing Hong Kong colour revolution (the US trying to do to China what they did to Russia with the Ukraine) and the arrest in Canada of a top Huawei executive (on a US warrant).

The Chinese in combination with the Russians, are trying to exit from the US dollar, so between them they would likely make an Iran war very messy, even without being directly involved. The Iraq war was vastly expensive for the US and an Iran war could be more of the same, especially when oil traffic through the Gulf is halted.

So this "defence" agreement with Israel could turn out very badly for the US public.

ChuckOrloski , says: August 23, 2019 at 2:04 pm GMT
@Patrikios Stetsonis The overwhelming question, Patrikios Stetsonis asked: "What bout ..if Iran has the same defense agreement, with Mr. Putin? Then what?"

Then the American-Israeli must hesitate and hope for President Putin's government to change & ideally throw the Islamic Republic "under the bus."

Thanks for projecting such intelligent foresight into Supremacist Jew planning, Patrikios! Maybe even the pathetic Lindsey Graham, is party to the obstacle?

geokat62 , says: August 23, 2019 at 2:12 pm GMT
@Nik

Soon it will be The Chinese Com Party and The Duma that house 33rd and above

Alex Jones, is that you?

wayfarer , says: August 23, 2019 at 2:13 pm GMT
Israel, the Rich Selfish Beggar.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Blue_Boy

Rich: Abundant possessions, especially material wealth.
Selfish: Unquiet with one's own well-being without regard for others.
Beggar: One who lives by asking for gifts or charity.

How Israel Spies on U.S. Citizens.
https://www.thenation.com/article/how-israel-spies-on-us-citizens/

[Aug 22, 2019] Hitler and-or Chomsky on Capitalist Democracy by Guillaume Durocher

Backlash to neoliberalism fuels interest in national socialism ideology... and netional socialist critique of financial oligarchy controlled "democratic states" was often poignant and up to a point. Which doesn't means that the ideology itself was right.
Aug 22, 2019 | www.unz.com

However, as the people cannot spontaneously make and express their opinion on a mass scale, the media comes to play a critical role in shaping public opinion: "The decisive question is: Who enlightens the people? Who educates the people?" The answer is, of course, the media. In this, Hitler's assessment is an exaggerated version of what Alexis de Tocqueville had observed a century earlier in his classic work, Democracy in America :

When a large number of press organs manage to march along the same path, their influence in the long run becomes almost irresistible, and public opinion, always struck upon the same side, ends up giving way under their blows.

In the United States, each newspaper has little power individually; but the periodical press is still, after the people, the first of powers. [1] Alexis de Tocqueville, De la Démocratie en Amérique (Paris: Gallimard, 1986), volume 1, p. 283-84. Hitler and Tocqueville shared a surprising number of views concerning mordern democracy, see: https://www.counter-currents.com/2016/08/tocqueville...itler/

In Western democracies, Hitler claims: "Capital actually rules in these countries, that is, nothing more than a clique of a few hundred men who possess untold wealth." Furthermore "freedom" refers primarily to "economic freedom," which means the oligarchs' "freedom from national control." In a classic self-reinforcing cycle, the rich and powerful get richer and more powerful through influence over the political process. Today, this has culminated in the existence of the notorious "1%" so demonized by Occupy Wall Street.

The oligarchs, according to Hitler, establish and control the media:

These capitalists create their own press and then speak of "freedom of the press." In reality, every newspaper has a master and in every case this master is the capitalist, the owner. This master, not the editor, is the one who directs the policy of the paper. If the editor tries to write something other than what suits the master, he is outed the next day. This press, which is the absolutely submissive and character slave of its owners, molds public opinions.

Hitler also emphasizes the incestuous relations and purely cosmetic differences between mainstream democratic political parties:

The difference between these parties is small, as it formerly was in Germany. You know them of course, the old parties. They were always one and the same. In Britain matters are usually so arranged so that families are divided up, one member being conservative, another liberal, and a third belonging to the Labour Party. Actually all three sit together as members of the family and decide upon their common attitude.

This cliquishness means that "on all essential matters . . . the parties are always in agreement" and the difference between "Government" and "Opposition" is largely election-time theatrics. This critique will resonate with those who fault the "Republicrats," the "Westminster village," or indeed the various pro-EU parties for being largely indistinguishable. This is often especially the case on foreign policy, Chomsky's area of predilection.

Hitler goes on, with brutally effective sarcasm, to describe how it was in these democracies where the people supposedly rule that there was the most inequality: "You might think that in these countries of freedom and wealth, the people must have an unlimited degree of prosperity. But no!" Britain not only controlled "one-sixth of the world" and the impoverished millions of India, but itself had notoriously deep class divisions and suffering working classes. There was a similar situation in France and the United States: "There is poverty – incredible poverty – on one side and equally incredible wealth on the other." These democracies had furthermore been unable to combat unemployment during the Great Depression, in contrast to Germany's innovative economic policies.

Hitler then goes on to mock the Labour Party, which was participating in the government for the duration of the war, for promising social welfare and holidays for the poor after the war: "It is is remarkable that they should at last hit upon the idea that traveling should not be something for millionaires alone, but for the people too." Hitlerite Germany, along with Fascist Italy, had long pioneered the organization of mass tourism to the benefit of working people. (Something which traditionalists like the Italian aristocrat Julius Evola bitterly criticized them for.)

Ultimately, in the Western democracies "as is shown by their whole economic structure, the selfishness of a relatively small stratum rules under the mask of democracy; the egoism of a very small social class." Hitler concludes: "It is self-evident that where this democracy rules, the people as such are not taken into consideration at all. The only thing that matters is the existence a few hundred gigantic capitalists who own all the factories and their stock and, through them, control the people."

... ... ...

In practice, Western liberal regimes' democratic pretensions are exaggerated. Various studies have found that when elite and majority opinion clash, the American elite is over time able to impose its policies onto the majority (examples of this include U.S. intervention in both World Wars and mass Third World immigration since the 1960s, opposed by the people and promoted by the elite)

... ... ...

In fact, all regimes have different elite factions and bureaucracies competing for power. All regimes have a limited ideological spectrum of authorized opinion, a limited spectrum of what can and cannot be discussed, criticized, or politically represented. This isn't to say that liberal-democratic and openly authoritarian regimes are identical, but the distinction has been exaggerated. I have known plenty of Westerners who, frothing at the mouth at any mention of the "authoritarian" Donald Trump or Marine Le Pen, were quite happy to visit, do business, or work in China, Singapore, the United Arab Emirates, or Israel (the latter being a perfect Jewish democracy but highly authoritarian towards the Palestinians). Westerners really are sick in the head.

The liberals' claim to uphold freedom of thought and democracy will ring hollow to many: to the Trump supporters and academics (such as Charles Murray) who were physically assaulted for attending public events and to those fired or punished for their scientific beliefs (James Watson, James Damore, Noah Carl).

What the ideal regime is surely depends on time and place. Jean-Baptiste Duchasseint, a politician of the French Third Republic, had a point when he said: "I prefer a parliamentary chamber than the antechamber of a dictator." Liberal-democracies allow for regular changeovers of power, transparent feedback between society and government, and the cultivation of a habit of give-and-take between citizens. But it would be equally dishonest to deny liberal-democracy's leveling tendency, its unconscious (and thereby, dangerous) elitism and authoritarianism (dangerous because unconscious), its difficulty in enforcing values, its promotion of division among the citizenry, or, frequently, its failure to act in times of emergency. The democrats claim they are entitled to undermine and destroy, whether by peaceful or violent methods, every government on this Earth which they consider "undemocratic." This strikes me as, at best, unwise and dangerous.

The question is not whether a society "really has" free speech or democracy. In the absolute, these are impossible. The question is whether the particular spectrum of free discussion and the particular values promoted by the society are, in fact, salutary for that society. In China, unlike the West, you are not allowed to attack the government. Yet, I understand that in China one is freer to discuss issues concerning Jews, race, and eugenics than in the West. These issues, in fact, may be far more important to promoting a healthy future for the human race than the superficial and divisive mudslinging of the West's reality-TV democracies.W


Durruti , says: August 20, 2019 at 1:09 am GMT

Nice well written & researched thought provoking article by Guillaume Durocher.

Hitler most likely served the Zionist Bankers, as his "Night of the Longknives" – 1934, rid the Nazi movement of its anti-capitalist element.

Hitler did not effectively criticize Zionism or the ruinous financial system. He blamed the Versailles Treaty for most of Germany's ills.

Noam Chomsky has had more serious political and economic analysis to offer over the decades, than most any other American. He has authored more than 100 books.

Hitler and his movement led the German people into the trap (perhaps a Zionist trap), of ruinous (to Europe), Imperialist Conflict, and in that, and in his racialist approach, resembles Churchill, and the British Royal Family more than he could ever admit.

German_reader , says: August 20, 2019 at 1:12 am GMT

Strikingly, Hitler does not mention Jewish media ownership or influence at all,

At 3:21 in the archive.org video he refers to "das auserwählte Volk" (the chosen people) which supposedly controls and directs all parties for its own interests.
Anyway, do you really think it's a good idea for modern nationalists to link themselves to Hitler and the 3rd Reich (because many of your articles could be interpreted that way, as if Hitler was some profound thinker who has to be read by every nationalist today)?

Yes, the man wasn't as stupid as is often claimed today, and some elements of Nazism are certainly attractive if seen in isolation but the fact remains that Hitler, without any really compelling necessity, initiated one of the most destructive wars in history and then had his followers commit some of the worst mass murders ever.

The "revisionists" posting on UR may be able to ignore that, but most people won't.

Counterinsurgency , says: August 20, 2019 at 6:57 am GMT

In practice, Western liberal regimes' democratic pretensions are exaggerated. Various studies have found that when elite and majority opinion clash, the American elite is over time able to impose its policies onto the majority (examples of this include U.S. intervention in both World Wars and mass Third World immigration since the 1960s, opposed by the people and promoted by the elite).

That's it? "Western liberal regimes' democratic pretensions are exaggerated"?

There are differences in _every_ society between different groups, which include different income levels. In the Western liberal regimes of the 1950s and 1960s, daily life was more or less left alone, and it was quite possible to over-rule the rich. There was a 90% tax on income over a fairly modest amount of income! As for the "American elite is over time able to impose its policies onto the majority" it wasn't the rich who do that back then, nor is it the rich who do it now. It's the Left, acquiesced to by the rich. The difference is that the rich now rich with political sufferance, or perhaps because of politics, which was much less the case back then.

In other words, the article as a deception from start to end. Minerva's owl flies at dusk (you understand things when they're ending), and the deception becomes more obvious as our current system fails.

Counterinsurgency

Parfois1 , says: August 20, 2019 at 8:27 am GMT
Another one whitewashing Fascism to make it an acceptable ideology to save the white race. The first edition killed 12 million Germans, twice as many Russians and many more millions of other Europeans. What for? To make America great, perhaps

The author is unfurling his full colours; maybe grateful for Hitler's mercy on France?

Hans Vogel , says: August 20, 2019 at 10:25 am GMT
Agree that the article is a very good one. Clever idea to compare Hitler with Chomsky, "bien étonnés de se trouver ensemble." However, Hitler was certainly not alone in his lucid criticism of "western democracy," nor is Chomsky the only lucid post-Hitlerian critic of what is called democracy. Who does not recall Michael Parenti's wonderful Democracy for the Few, from 1974?

As for Hitler being genuine, or intellectually honest in his criticism, better not even ask. Like all major politicians, including FDR, the repulsive Churchill, Stalin e tutti quanti, Hitler was a psychopath and a murderer. Anyone still nurturing romantic thoughts on Hitler better read Guido Giacomo Preparata, Conjuring Hitler. How Britain and America Made the Third Reich (2005). Best proof that Preparata was absolutely right with his richly documented book is the fact that his academic career was abruptly ended: no tenure for dissidents, especially when they write books containing uncomfortable truths.

The only people allowed to tell "uncomfortable truths" are used-car salesmen and swindlers such as Al Gore.

Saggy , says: Website August 20, 2019 at 1:31 pm GMT
From an even more pointed speech,

Adolf Hitler Speech: Löwenbräukeller Munich November 8 1940

When I came to power, I took over from a nation that was a democracy. Indeed, it is now sometimes shown to the world as if one would be automatically ready to give everything to the German nation if it were only a democracy. Yes, the German people was at that time a democracy before us, and it has been plundered and squeezed dry. No. what does democracy or authoritarian state mean for these international hyenas! That they are not at all interested in. They are only interested in one thing: Is anyone willing to let themselves be plundered? Yes or no? Is anyone stupid enough to keep quiet in the process? Yes or no? And when a democracy is stupid enough to keep quiet, then it is good. And when an authoritarian government declares: "You do not plunder our people any longer, neither from inside nor from outside," then that is bad. If we, as a so-called authoritarian state, which differs from the democracies by having the masses of the people behind it; if we as an authoritarian state had also complied with all the sacrifices that the international plutocrats encumbered us with; if I had said in 1933, "Esteemed Sirs in Geneva" or "Esteemed Sirs," as far as I am concerned, somewhere else, "what would you have do? Aha, we will immediately write it on the slate: 6 billion for 1933, 1934, 1935, all right we will deliver. Is there anything else you would like? Yes, Sir we will also deliver that" Then they would have said: "At last a sensible regime in Germany."

Arnieus , says: August 20, 2019 at 1:46 pm GMT
Western media is not "cooperative", they are owned.
JP Morgan famously bought up controlling interest in major newspapers in 1917 to prevent significant media opposition to the US entering WWI. The Counsel on Foreign Relations was created in the early 1920s to maintain control over the national dialog and they have ever since. The CIA Project Mockingbird tightened control. Every presidential cabinet since is saturated with CFR members. As a result most Americans are disastrously misinformed about just about everything. 1984 happened decades before 1984.
Sollipsist , says: August 20, 2019 at 1:59 pm GMT
@Hans Vogel Parenti's book is one of the few assigned college textbooks I still have on my shelf. A classic that I rarely hear spoken of; I guess my liberal arts education wasn't entirely wasted.
Irish Savant , says: Website August 20, 2019 at 2:48 pm GMT
Extolling Hitler and/or the Nazis is, apart from anything else, totally counter-productive. We can argue about the rewriting of history but the simple fact is that any association with him/them is poisonous to the public mind.
BCB232 , says: August 20, 2019 at 3:03 pm GMT
What I took from the piece was that Hitler, despite being an evil bastard, was right about some things. This shouldn't be surprising and isn't a defense of Nazism (which as a Christian I have to regard as evil.) The fact that Hitler and Chomsky agree shows this isn't a defense of Nazism.
Bardon Kaldian , says: August 20, 2019 at 3:29 pm GMT
@German_reader So called revisionists are bunch of morons. Hitler was, without lapsing into moralizing, a very specific product of a very specific time, a charismatic leader of a great humiliated nation during a deep crisis in all Western civilization (this includes Russia, too).

Now, Europe & Europe-derived peoples face a completely different crisis (or various crises), so that what Hitler was or wasn't is utterly irrelevant to our contemporary condition & its challenges.

Emslander , says: August 20, 2019 at 3:43 pm GMT
It does no good to try to defend Hitler, regardless of the many correct observations he made over the years of his public life. He was as important a commentator as, say, Paul Krugman, but his opinions will never overcome his actions. Comparing him to Krugman or Chomsky makes an interesting debating point, but ultimately fails for lack of context.

If you are trying to argue that capitalist democracy, Anglo-American style, has grievous flaws, you're going to have to show what they are and why they will lead to calamity. I'd say we need a real discussion on federal budgeting insanity, for one, which threatens the economic downfall of the West and, probably, of the universe, except maybe for Russia, which has already suffered through its great downfall. How that connects to Anglo-American democracy is simple: the British borrowed and made war around the world to its virtual collapse and then had the great insight to be able, via FDR, to tie the prosperity of the United States to its failures, until the great engine of prosperity that we once were comes clanking to pieces.

The fascists weren't wrong on policy during peacetime, but were too optimistic about being able to take over the world by war.

annamaria , says: August 20, 2019 at 4:45 pm GMT
@Biff https://thesaker.is/the-russiagate-hoax-is-now-fully-exposed/
Eric Zuesse:

Both the liberal (Democratic) and conservative (Republican) wings of the U.S. aristocracy hate and want to conquer Russia's Government. The real question now is whether that fact will cause the book on this matter to be closed as being unprofitable for both sides of the U.S. aristocracy; or, alternatively, which of those two sides will succeed in skewering the other over this matter.

At the present stage, the Republican billionaires seem likelier to win if this internal battle between the two teams of billionaires' political agents continues on. If they do, and Trump wins re-election by having exposed the scandal of the Obama Administration's having manufactured the fake Russiagate-Trump scandal, then Obama himself could end up being convicted. However, if Trump loses -- as is widely expected -- then Obama is safe, and Trump will likely be prosecuted on unassociated criminal charges.

To be President of the United States is now exceedingly dangerous. Of course, assassination is the bigger danger; but, now, there will also be the danger of imprisonment. A politician's selling out to billionaires in order to reach the top can become especially risky when billionaires are at war against each other -- and not merely against some foreign ('enemy') aristocracy. At this stage of American 'democracy', the public are irrelevant. But the political battle might be even hotter than ever, without the gloves, than when the public were the gloves.

Republic , says: August 20, 2019 at 5:40 pm GMT

"The smart way to keep people passive and obedient is to strictly limit the spectrum of acceptable opinion, but allow very lively debate within that spectrum -- even encourage the more critical and dissident views. That gives people the sense that there's free thinking going on, while all the time the presuppositions of the system are being reinforced by the limits put on the range of the debate."

Yes that quotation by Chomsky is exactly correct, and Chomsky is an expert in that area.
He is a loyal servant of the oligarchs, the MIT intellectual who has devoted his life
to keeping the lid on acceptable debate but is silent on the most important event of the 21st Century in order to serve his Zionist masters.

Any person who goes beyond that accepted level of debate is either ostracized, imprisoned or assassinated.

G , says: August 20, 2019 at 5:45 pm GMT

Liberal-democracies allow for regular changeovers of power, transparent feedback between society and government, and the cultivation of a habit of give-and-take between citizens.

Except that is not true at all. All major Western countries today, UK, France, USA and Germany, are ruled by an effective one-party state, stabilized and its agenda multiplied by its media companies, often state owned, the agenda enforced by apparatschiks, secured by the police force and internationalized physically with the military and with great propaganda by the media-entertainment complex – today even effectively monopolized by US companies like Google/YouTube and Facebook.

Whether you look at BREXIT, votes on an EU constitution, or the Donald Trump presidency: what the majority of the people want is not important to the permanent ruling and owning class.

The politicians and sanctioned talking-heads are there to deceive us. Obama und Trump are two sides of the same coin: carefully crafted advertisement campaigns to secure the interests and goals of the elite in the long run.

Progressiv interests first with Obama and now reactionary interests have been encorporated as messages and propaganda to neuter both. Now the left talks about gender neutral toilets, trans kids and pronouns, instead of stagnant wages for decades and a predatory elite. Just like the right talks about Trump's tweets, Q and is lost in the media skinner-box and his personality cult, while Trump himself broke every single point he campaigned on (Except those that serve the 1% and Israel.) and is owned by the same lobby which produces the artificial reality Trump cultists bought into.

Political-media theater was and is orchestrated, so the true core of power stays untouched and stable: the very small capitalist class who owns 90% of the net wealth in the USA (it's getting increasingly similar in Europe as it is being Americanized in the process of globalization); the superordinate megacompanies; the military-industrial complex; Wall Street and (Central) Banking; special interests and lobbies of which the Israeli-Jewish Lobby is the strongest.

And the cultural totalitarianism of today and its artifical reality is superior to that of the old physical dictatorships, because in mass-media democracy not only does the subject believe himself to be free, because the tools of his own enslavement are not visible; only in it the subject gives his own concession to his own subjugation by his vote. While all paths to real change, revolution or revolt are as cut off from him as under Stalin or Mao.

niceland , says: August 20, 2019 at 5:58 pm GMT
Well, if the idea is to spread the message, any mention or reference to Hitler will be totally devastating in the public arena. It's like participating in a marathon run and start off by cutting off your legs.

Just recently I saw some posts on facebook from someone local to me preaching about Nordic brotherhood. He posted few pictures and all of them had Hitlers face somewhere in the background. FB shut it down within hours

What's interesting is the same message could have been presented differently without much effort. Sliding past FB filters for days or even weeks and possibly influenced some people in the meantime. So I wonder who was actually behind it – my guess is either a complete idiot or someone eager to vilify nationalism and people concerned with racial issues.

The Nine Tailed Fox , says: August 20, 2019 at 6:01 pm GMT
@G As always, the best slaves are those who don't know they're wearing chains.
JackOH , says: August 20, 2019 at 9:48 pm GMT
@Exile " . . . [I]f sources as divergent as Hitler and Chomsky agree on the flaws of capitalism/neo=liberal democracy, it lends credibility to those criticisms . . .".

Exile, that's exactly how I read it.

Our political problems aren't that difficult to understand:

Democrats – Sell-out to crony capitalism and global capitalism. Offers an Identity Politics Plantation for rent-seekers and legitimacy-seekers as political camouflage.

Republicans – Sell-out to crony capitalism and global capitalism. Offers a Freedom and Opportunity Plantation as political camouflage.

As far as I can tell, we really don't have an American or Americanist politics that tells me I ought to give a meaninful damn about my fellow citizens in the 'hood, the gated 'burbs, and everywhere else because, fuckin' 'ey, they're my fellow Americans.

Counterinsurgency , says: August 20, 2019 at 10:18 pm GMT
@Exile

Durocher's not romanticizing or white-washing here, he's making a serious point: if sources as divergent as Hitler and Chomsky agree on the flaws of capitalism/neo=liberal democracy, it lends credibility to those criticisms and makes it harder to refute them by ad hominem or accusations of bias on the part of the critics.

Lordy. _That_ is your argument? The big loser in WW II and an academic agree that US society should be reorganized? Add in Pol Pot, Stalin, Marx, Trotsky, Putin, Mussolini, and BLM, not to mention the Wobblies, if you like. The argument remains unconvincing. Peterson's "first, demonstrate your competence by cleaning and organizing your room and then your home and your affairs, _then_ try to re-make the world. None of the above, except perhaps Putin, could have passed that test.
Q: Is Marxism a science or a philosophy?
A: Philosophy. If it were a science they'd have tried it out on dogs first.

Counterinsurgency

Miggle , says: August 21, 2019 at 1:05 am GMT
@Miggle And how can there be "checks" when everything is "classified", and when Julian Assange has to be murdered in a US prison but it will be made to look like suicide?
Professional Stranger , says: August 21, 2019 at 2:52 am GMT

"The smart way to keep people passive and obedient is to strictly limit the spectrum of acceptable opinion, but allow very lively debate within that spectrum -- even encourage the more critical and dissident views. That gives people the sense that there's free thinking going on, while all the time the presuppositions of the system are being reinforced by the limits put on the range of the debate. – Noam Chomsky"

https://www.goodreads.com/quotes/516842-the-smart-way-to-keep-people-passive-and-obedient-is

COMMENT: Chomsky is talking about the Overton window: the range of ideas that "The Powers That Be" (TPTB) will allow in public discussion.

EXAMPLES:
(1) Tucker Carson recently went outside the Overton window, when he said "white supremacy is a hoax", then TPTB immediately "vacationed" him for political reeducation, and now he is safely back within the window, rattling his cage on issues harmless to TPTB.

(2) The Controlled Protest Press (CPP) will often blame economic problems on the Federal-Reserve making wrong moves, and suggest the right moves the Fed should make instead, as the correct solution. But the CPP will never suggest that the correct solution is to end the Fed and the private currency they issue, and to return the currency-issuing power to the government, as required by the constitution (Article I Section 8). Because that's outside the Overton window.

(3) The CPP will often complain about the government ignoring warning signs before the 9/11 attack, and botching their response after it happened. But the CPP will never suggest the whole thing was an inside job to garner public support for bankers oil wars in the middle east. Because that's outside the Overton window.

Buzz Mohawk , says: August 21, 2019 at 3:34 am GMT

when elite and majority opinion clash, the American elite is over time able to impose its policies onto the majority (examples of this include U.S. intervention in both World Wars and mass Third World immigration since the 1960s, opposed by the people and promoted by the elite).

True. True. True.

Professional Stranger , says: August 21, 2019 at 3:40 am GMT
@Professional Stranger CHOMSKY himself always stays within the Overton window, and makes a show of it:

https://www.youtube.com/embed/ZrEDo9ChSdQ?feature=oembed
Chomsky goes beyond maintaining a strategic silence on 9/11, to inciting smear-campaigns against skeptics of the official narrative of 9/11. He demeans "truthers": "Their lives are no good Their lives are collapsing They are people at a loss Nothing makes any sense They don't understand what an explanation is They think they are experts in physics and civil engineering on the basis of one hour on the Internet."

Pater , says: August 21, 2019 at 3:46 am GMT
I think you should ask the Slavic untermenschen; Poles, Czechs, Serbs, Byelorussians & Ukranians what their experience of occupation by the Wehrmacht was like. Poland alone lost 5 million civilians with Ukraine losing a similar number.
Biff , says: August 21, 2019 at 10:18 am GMT
@annamaria

To be President of the United States is now exceedingly dangerous. Of course, assassination is the bigger danger; but, now, there will also be the danger of imprisonment. A politician's selling out to billionaires in order to reach the top can become especially risky when billionaires are at war against each other -- and not merely against some foreign ('enemy') aristocracy.

Interesting concept. When the elites go after each other; that is when you know empire is in rapid decline.
Other powers may just simply wait it out.

Parfois1 , says: August 21, 2019 at 10:25 am GMT
@JackOH You summed up very well the nature of the duopoly ruling the US for donkey's years. Representative democracy is a licence for political power by a small clique over the people. Obviously, both Fascism (Hitler) and Socialism (Marx) agree on that, but for different reasons. And so does anyone with some basic understanding of how the political process works.

But the article goes further than stating the obvious: the intention – in my mind – is to show that, because Hitler and Chomsky are in agreement about the deception of "democracy", then Fascism is a reputable ideology, so much so that Chomsky, by association, gives his imprimatur to that perception. Durocher (a self-declared racist) is just another purveyor of the Nazis' lies attempting to dress that ideology with respectable robes.

Nothing new there. Afterall Hitler also called his political party "Socialism", the term stolen from the party he infiltrated for its popular appeal. As soon as he grabbed dictatorial power he imprisoned the socialists.

lysias , says: August 21, 2019 at 5:14 pm GMT
@Biff Roman elites started to attack each other in 133 B.C., and the civil wars lasted a century. The Roman Empire survived several centuries after that.
Skeptikal , says: August 21, 2019 at 6:25 pm GMT
@Mikemikev Why not stick to discussing the ideas in the essay?
It is pathetic to fall back on the ad hominem "Hitler!" excuse for not engaging with the ideas.
Perhaps Durocher is wrong in the ideas he attributes to Hitler.
For myself I have always found it interesting that the basic concept of "national" "socialism" (let's just look at those words separately) seems to bear thinking over: A socialism that is not a international system but is based on a nation. Obviously how you define a nation is pretty important.

Interestingly, now the Jews/Zionists have defined themselves as a nation (whether or not the citizens of this nation actually live in Israel). And the point of this nation certainly appears to be to confer all of the benefits of citizenship in the nation only on that nation's citizens and on no others. Many of the benefits of citizenship seem to be of a socialist nature: quite a few freebies such as education, health care, vacations at the seashore in special hotels, free housing (on land stolen from the natives), etc. etc. So, this Jewish nation certainly seems to espouse a version of socialism that is nation-based. I.e., national socialism.

BCB232 , says: August 21, 2019 at 7:58 pm GMT
@The_seventh_shape We'll see. Stalin asked "how many divisions does the Pope have?" The Chair is still there, the Soviet Union is gone – God works in mysterious ways.
Professional Stranger , says: August 21, 2019 at 10:04 pm GMT

TURTLE in COMMENT 169: There is. or at least was, a professor in the Department of Materials Science & Engineering at MIT, where Chomsky is Professor Emeritus of Linguistics, who spoke out publicly regarding certain anomalies found in the debris of the twin towers (not Building 7). Prof. Chomsky could have simply walked across campus and, no doubt, gotten an audience with his fellow faculty member, had he chosen to do so.

Ridiculing the public statements of someone with actual expertise in a relevant field by implying that none who have spoken out are qualified to do so is intellectually dishonest in the extreme.

Chomsky is a fraud.

STRANGER: Agreed! There are also the 1500 architects and engineers at "Architects & Engineers for 9/11 Truth" https://www.ae911truth.org/ who have spoken out, and who are well qualified to do so. Same goes for Pilots for 9/11 Truth http://pilotsfor911truth.org/ .

Molly , says: August 22, 2019 at 1:58 am GMT
Fascinating! I'm reminded of Noam Chomsky's Manufactured Consent quite a bit lately due to the reckless deplatforming. As a "recovering anarchist," I sometimes wonder have I moved right? Or has the left moved left? Thank you for writing!
Lancelot Link , says: August 22, 2019 at 2:28 am GMT
Chomsky has valid critiques of US power and its use. He points out the evil done in the name of the people re: capitalism (which benefits those who live off their capital. These people travel the world in search of people to screw over and drop like bad habits. See – wood and coal industries in West Virginia, USA.

That Israel is a ethno state is no coincidence, it is exactly the belonging to the group which makes for a strong nation. All of "us" against all of "them". That Israel doesn't have the mass influx of aliens as white European nations must suffer should be instructive. They learned this from the NDSP as evidenced by the tactics of ghettoization on the Palestinians. They even have the strange belief that walls work.

Civic nationalism makes a lotta sense, but one must feel connection to the land, the people and the overarching nation of which they are a part. What multicultural gubbamint has lasted without friction between its peoples and for how long? Most western nations are the only ones with the multiculti death wish. Why do people migrate to hideous racist white nations? Do they can gripe about whatever they want while living high on the hog, of course!

Why don't people migrate to Israel, Japan, Cape Verde or Burundi? Because they either don't let many "others" in by defacto law or nobody wants to go because of dejure common sense.

[Aug 22, 2019] What have the Romans ever done for us that we launched a color revolution in Rome

Aug 22, 2019 | www.unz.com

Biff , says: August 22, 2019 at 3:58 am GMT

@lysias

Roman elites started to attack each other in 133 B.C., and the civil wars lasted a century. The Roman Empire survived several centuries after that.

" What have the Romans ever done for us?!"

[Aug 22, 2019] Reflections on Hilaire Belloc's "The Jews" (1922) by Andrew Joyce

Notable quotes:
"... Thus a process which began following the Enlightenment with Jewish admission to citizenship, has slowly evolved to the gradual diminution of the citizenship of non-Jews and the ascendance of Jews to privileged protected status throughout the West. ..."
"... The parallel with the position of Jews under feudalism is astonishing. Rather than ensuring the equality of everyone under the law, Western Liberalism's non-ethnocentric citizenship has simply acted as the conduit for the transfer of power within society. ..."
"... It is objected of the Jew in finance, in industry, in commerce -- where he is ubiquitous and powerful out of all proportion to his numbers -- that he seeks, and has already reached, dominion. ..."
"... Such work was necessary given the increasing number of international Jewish financial scandals. These included a war between the British and the Boers in South Africa in 1899 -- a conflict Belloc argues was "openly and undeniably provoked and promoted by Jewish interests (50)." Jewish politicians in France and Britain were also exposed by brave writers as participating in large-scale fraud in conjunction with their cousins in finance: ..."
"... The special causes are "the use of secrecy by the Jews as a method of action and the open expression of superiority over his neighbors which the Jew cannot help but feeling but is wrong to emphasize (71)." ..."
"... He takes three common charges levelled against the Jews -- cowardice, avarice and treason -- and argues that these have the opposite qualities but with a "special national timbre ." ..."
"... Jonathan Pollard is a loyal Jewish hero who has attracted unceasing support from global Jewry since his arrest by the US government for "treason." ..."
"... identifying psychological intensity as a background trait of Jewish ethnocentrism and activism. ..."
Aug 22, 2019 | www.unz.com

The illogical and contradictory nature of denial enabled "the position that there is no Jewish nation when the admission of it may inconvenience the Jew, but very much of a Jewish nation when it can advantage him (19)." Of course, Jews were more than keen to support and encourage the non-ethnocentric view of nationality held by Europeans, because it granted them entry to European societies on very weak terms. These weak terms, which ask next to nothing of Jews, were based on the equally weak principles that all men are equal and that the nation is merely a construct. To Jews, citizenship was a path to the security and special treatment which, Belloc argues, 'the Jew' feels "to be his due."

Without it he feels handicapped. He is, in his own view, only saved from the disadvantage of a latent hostility when he is thus protected, and he is therefore convinced that the world owes him this singular privilege of full citizenship in any community where he happens for the moment to be, while at the same time retaining full citizenship of his own nation. What the Jew wanted was not the proud privilege of being called an Englishman, a Frenchman, an Italian, or a Dutchman. To this he was completely indifferent. What the Jew wanted was not the feeling that he was just like the others -- that would have been odious to him -- what he wanted was security .(26).

Belloc raises an interesting point: the incessant search of Jews for security remains a stark but often overlooked reality in the present. The rise of the National Socialists, and the wave of pent-up exasperation which swept through Europe during World War Two, revealed to Jews the weakness of citizenship, in and of itself, to maintain the fiction of equality and to offer the deep level of security they crave. Confronted with a mass expression of European ethnocentrism, the Jew could find no appropriate mask. Not one of religion, for the guise of 'Christian' no longer offered protection and the opportunity of crypsis. The state now comprised a citizenry of racial brothers rather than 'fellow citizens' of the Jews. For the first time in the long game of musical chairs they had played since arriving in Europe, the music had stopped playing -- and the Jews were left without a chair.

From the rubble of World War II, a new world was to be fashioned. No longer was citizenship for the Jews enough -- now Jewish security was to be sought by regulating non-Jews and imposing limits on the exercise of their citizenship. Since World War II this has taken the form of everything from engineering the demographic profile of Western nations, to 'hate speech' laws and lobbying for gun control. One of the crucial functions of The Occidental Observer has been to catalog instances where, under the guise of equal citizenship and other Western liberal fads, Jewish organizations have been moving towards achieving immunity from criticism, and water-tight levels of Jewish security, in the United States , Canada , Australia , Britain , Germany , France and many other nations. Thus a process which began following the Enlightenment with Jewish admission to citizenship, has slowly evolved to the gradual diminution of the citizenship of non-Jews and the ascendance of Jews to privileged protected status throughout the West.

The parallel with the position of Jews under feudalism is astonishing. Rather than ensuring the equality of everyone under the law, Western Liberalism's non-ethnocentric citizenship has simply acted as the conduit for the transfer of power within society.

Further, I would argue that no amount of repressive legislation would satisfy these Jewish organizations or make them feel truly safe. The craving they feel is so deep-rooted it seems more like an unquenchable thirst. The slow chipping away of our freedoms suggest that the continued indulgence of this thirst by our own elites will only be to our detriment in the long run.

But, of course, the problem is not simply one of our own making, and Belloc has much to say on the Jews themselves.

Part Two

After discussing denial among non-Jews on the issue of the "Jewish problem," Belloc moves in the third chapter to his thoughts on how that problem had manifested in his lifetime. He describes Jewry as a "political organism" which, like any independent organism, seeks after its own interests. The author writes (44):

It is objected of the Jew in finance, in industry, in commerce -- where he is ubiquitous and powerful out of all proportion to his numbers -- that he seeks, and has already reached, dominion. It is objected that he acts everywhere against the interests of his hosts; that these are being interfered with, guided, run against their will; that a power is present which acts either with indifference to what we love or in active opposition to what we love. Notably it is said to be indifferent to, or in active opposition against our national feelings, our religious traditions, and the general cultural and morals of Christendom which we have inherited and desire to preserve: that power is Israel.

Although these objections had, for the most part, merely simmered under the surface of Western liberal convention, Belloc argues that the Bolshevik revolution shocked Europeans. The leading role of Jews in the Russian catastrophe "struck both at the benevolent who would near no harm of the Jews, and those who had hitherto shielded or obeyed them as identified only with the interest of large Capital (45)." Although liberal convention on the Jews officially held the field, the Bolshevik menace "compelled attention. Bolshevism stated the Jewish problem with a violence and an insistence such that it could no longer be denied either by the blindest fanatic or the most resolute liar (46)."

However, the Bolshevik shock was only part of a gradual change in the Jewish interaction with Europe. Belloc describes early modern Jewish settlement in the West as involving very small numbers of Jews in a given location. These Jews belonged to classes which kept them out of direct competition with the poor of the large towns. They were absent from the countryside. They refrained from interference in politics or in the press. It was relatively easy to admit such a collection of non-descript characters to equal citizenship. But changes were afoot. Religion declined and with it some of the last barriers to certain professions and avenues to power. This small number of Jews now entered the liberal professions, but still in numbers too small to dominate or influence. Conflicts were minimal. But with time, even this small group acquired influence vastly out of proportion to its numbers. Between 1830 and 1870,

the weight and position of the Jew in Western Civilization increased out of all knowledge and yet without shock, and almost without attracting attention. They entered the Parliaments everywhere, the English Peerage as well, and the Universities in very large numbers. A Jew became Prime Minister of Great Britain, another a principal leader of the Italian insurrection; another led the opposition to Napoleon III. They were present in increasing numbers in the chief institutions of every country. (47)

Within the same period, the Papal States were broken up, and the Pope confined to the Vatican. "Within a few years Rome was to see a Jewish Mayor who supported with all his might the unchristianizing of the city and especially of its educational system (48)." Jews like Paul Reuter began to take the lead in international news transmission and became owners, editors, and journalists of many European newspapers.

The perennial friction between Jews and non-Jews had increased to intolerable levels. The first writings on the increasing friction -- what would today be called "hate speech" -- emerged in Germany and France in the 1870s. In 1879 the famous and respected German historian Heinrich von Treitschke complained publicly about "the unjust influence of the Jews in the press," but was shouted down as an anti-Semite. Belloc states that men like von Treitschke had their writings denounced as "the extravagancies of fanatics (49)." But, argues Belloc, "fanatics" like von Treitschke frustrated their opponents "by the quotation of an immense quantity of facts which could not but remain in the mind (49)." The object of many of these early writers was to expose "crypto-Judaism," and the conscious secrecy which lay behind Jewish networking in Europe's corridors of power.

Such work was necessary given the increasing number of international Jewish financial scandals. These included a war between the British and the Boers in South Africa in 1899 -- a conflict Belloc argues was "openly and undeniably provoked and promoted by Jewish interests (50)." Jewish politicians in France and Britain were also exposed by brave writers as participating in large-scale fraud in conjunction with their cousins in finance:

The Panama scandals in the French Parliament had already fed the movement in France. The later Parliamentary scandals in England, Marconi and the rest, afforded so astonishing a parallel to Panama that the similarity was of universal comment [see also " Free to Cheat: 'Jewish Emancipation' and the Anglo-Jewish Cousinhood "] They might have passed as isolated things a generation before. They were now connected, often unjustly, with the uneasy sense of a general financial conspiracy. They were, at any rate, connected with an atmosphere essentially Jewish in character. (51)

Then, on top of the rise to power of those Jews already settled in the West, the great Eastern reservoir of the Jewish race was opened up in the 1880s, and the borders of the Western states were pried open with fabricated tales of pogroms and persecution. By the time Westerners became attuned to the fact that those "ignorant Slavs" might have had good reason to resent the "poor innocent victims" now calling for revolution on the streets of New York and London, their mouths had been muzzled. Belloc writes that "The Jews were in every place of advantage: they taught in the Universities of all Europe; they were everywhere in the Press; everywhere in finance. They were continually to be found in the highest places of Government and in the chanceries of Christendom they had acquired a dominant power which none could question (53)." Following this was the Russian catastrophe, which was motivated by the Jewish communists' "sincere hatred of national feeling, save, of course, where the Jewish nation was concerned (59)." Such was the "Present Phase of the Problem" when Belloc penned his work, and with this he concludes his third chapter.

Having discussed the immediate context of his own times, Belloc moves in his fourth chapter to an examination of the more timeless qualities of conflict: "The General Causes of Friction." I found this to be one of the better chapters in the book. Here Belloc is careful to point out that the "Jewish Problem" is more than the contemporary context he described in the previous chapter: "The friction between the Jews and the nations among which they are dispersed is far older, far more profound, far more universal (69)." It is a force which has been "permanently at work everywhere and at all times (71)." The causes of this friction, argues Belloc, are both "general" and "special." The general cause is summed up "in the truth that the whole texture of the Jewish nation, their corporate tradition, their social mind, is at issue with the people among whom they live (71)." The special causes are "the use of secrecy by the Jews as a method of action and the open expression of superiority over his neighbors which the Jew cannot help but feeling but is wrong to emphasize (71)."

Belloc argues that the different 'texture' of the Jewish nation from our own is self-evident. He takes three common charges levelled against the Jews -- cowardice, avarice and treason -- and argues that these have the opposite qualities but with a "special national timbre ." Thus among the Jews you will find "innumerable instances of the highest courage, the greatest generosity and the most devoted loyalty: but courage, generosity and loyalty of a Jewish kind, directed to Jewish ends, and stamped with a highly distinctive Jewish mark (73)."

It is upon the non-Jew to realize that the Jew will be courageous on behalf of his own people, that he will be generous toward his own people, and that he will be loyal to his own people. His defects to us, are his virtues to his own. Belloc writes that "there is no race which has produced so few traitors. It is not treason in the Jew to be international. It is not treason in the Jew to work now for one interest among those who are not of his people, now for another. He can only be charged with treason when he acts against the interests of Israel, and there is no nation nor ever has been one in which the national solidarity was greater or national weakness in the shape of traitors less (78)."

Thus, to use an example from the present, Jonathan Pollard is a loyal Jewish hero who has attracted unceasing support from global Jewry since his arrest by the US government for "treason." Belloc urges us to see that such cases are to be expected. Pollard, as a Jew, did not commit treason. He was in fact very loyal -- to his own people. Our crime is in adopting a dog and expecting it not to bark. In permitting loyal Jews, such as Pollard, to positions of power and influence in our society, it is we who harbor the greater amount of traitors, and it is we who commit treason daily by ceding power, influence, and money to a foreign nation.

Belloc moves on to a survey of Jewish traits which again are similar to our own but differ in quality or direction. Thus "his tenacity, which all know and all in a sense admire and which is far superior to our own, is also a narrower tenacity, or at any rate a tenacity of a different kind. He will follow one end where we will follow many. His wonderful loyalty to all family relations we know: but we do not appreciate it because it is outside our own circle. Even his intellectual gifts, which are less affected by this matter of timbre , have something alien to us in them. They are undeniable but we feel them to be used for other ends than ours (80)."

I found this last sentence quite haunting. Bear in mind that Belloc was writing prior to the rise of Jewish intellectual movements, and that 'Jewish timbre ' was not so clearly evident in academia during his lifetime.

In a further example of the unchanging nature of the friction between Jews and non-Jews, and the observations of difference at the core of that friction, Belloc precedes scholars like Kevin MacDonald in identifying psychological intensity as a background trait of Jewish ethnocentrism and activism. In addition to a marked single-mindedness, Belloc describes "a certain intensity of action which is very noticeable and which again is a cause of friction between himself and those about him. Hear a Jew speaking upon the revolutionary platform, and note the high voltage at which the current is working. He is not eloquent in our fashion; but he is at any rate astonishingly effective in his own (82)."

This intensity, argues Belloc, is most often employed in "a corporate capacity for hiding or for advertising at will: a power of 'pushing' whatever the whole race desires advanced, or of suppressing what the whole race desires to suppress (82)." Such corporate action "will always remain a permanent irritant in its effect upon those to whom it is applied."

Belloc uses the example of the nausea which is eventually felt following the incessant Jewish propaganda about "the talents of some particular Jew [see, e.g., my series on the promotion of Spinoza, " Pariah to Messiah: The Engineered Apotheosis of Baruch Spinoza "], or the scientific discovery of another, or the misfortunes of another (83)." And conversely, when men discover "that some important matter has been suppressed, some bad scandal in the State or some trick in commerce, because Jewry desired it to be suppressed," they will not suffer the operation as quietly the second time as they did they first.

A final significant cause of friction is also related to the intensity of the Jewish corporate capacity -- the strong tendency toward monopoly (94). Belloc contends that "the Jew is international, tenacious and determined upon reaching the very end of his task. He is not satisfied in any trade until that trade is, as far as possible, under his complete control, and he has for the extension of that control the support of his brethren throughout the world (94)."

The increase of Jewish monopolies in various public, political and financial spheres is dangerous for everyone, including Jews. Belloc closes his fourth chapter by prophetically anticipating the rise of a dictatorial mode of government and the backlash against the Jews:

To put an end to this state of affairs is impossible so long as parliamentary government, with its profound corruption, endures. The only force capable of dealing with the plutocratic evil of an alien monopoly upon this scale is a king; but a king we have not among the modern nations. But the parliamentary system will not last forever. It is already in active dissolution among ourselves, and badly hit elsewhere. The king may not be so far off as people think him to be. At any rate, in one way or another the thing will cease, and will probably cease in violence. (96)

The fifth chapter concerns the "special" causes of friction. These are the Jewish reliance upon secrecy, and the Jewish expression of superiority. Belloc states that the centuries-old Jewish habit of secrecy has now almost become an instinct. This is expressed in "secret societies, a language kept as far as possible secret, the use of false names in order to hide secret movements, and secret relations between various parts of the Jewish body (99)." Such behavior should be deplored because it "feeds and intensifies the antagonism already excited by racial contrast (100)." In particular, the author singles out the Jewish habit of denying the influence of his nationality upon his thoughts, beliefs, and actions. Belloc writes:

If a man tells me that he hates the English, and in reply I say, 'That's because you are an Irishman,' he does not fly at my throat. He takes it as a matter of course that the history of the English government in Ireland excuses his expression. So far from being insulted at being called an Irishman he would be insulted if you said he was not an Irishman. And so it is with many another nationality which has suffered oppression and persecution. I can find no rational basis for a contrary policy in the case of the Jews (106).

But the Jews do, of course, pursue a different line of thought altogether. Accuse of Jew of bearing a grudge against Europeans for past conflict, and you will quickly find yourself accused of being a "rabid anti-Semite" or some such nonsense. Your crime has been to pierce the veil of secrecy thrown over Jewish nationality. His membership of the Jewish nation is a matter of private pride, and only the mask of outward patriotism to the goy State is permitted to be up for discussion. Thus, during World War II, New York Jews were protesting as democracy-loving Americans against the Jewish policies of National Socialist Germany. People like Charles Lindbergh, who dared to rip off the mask and describe the situation plainly, were monitored and attacked by the distinctly Hebraic Anti-Defamation League. [1] B. Ginsberg, How The Jews Defeated Hitler: Exploding the Myth of Jewish Passivity in the Face of Nazism (Rowman & Littlefield, 2013), p.46.

Although he concedes that a great deal more could be written on the subject of Jewish secrecy, Belloc moves on to a discussion of expressions of Jewish superiority. He writes that "the Jew individually feels himself superior to his non-Jewish contemporary and neighbour of whatever race; the Jew feels his nation immeasurably superior to any other human community (108)." This fixed idea of superiority, linked to the concept of Jews as "a light unto the nations," often creates friction.

The Jew will write of our religion, taking for granted that it is folly, and will marvel that we are offended. He will appear in our national affairs, not only giving advice, but attempting to direct policy, and will be puzzled to discover that his indifference to national feeling is annoying. He will postulate the Jewish temperament as something which, if different from ours, must, whether we like it or not, be thrust upon us. He acts in all these things as everyone acts instinctively in the presence of those whom they take for granted to be inferiors. (113)

This superiority also connects with Jewish contempt for the masses of non-Jews, particularly the rural folk. [2] A good example of the hostility toward rural folk by Jewish intellectuals can be seen in the New York Intellectuals. The New York Intellectuals associated rural America with nativism, anti-Semitism, nationalism, and fascism as well as with anti-intellectualism and provincialism; the urban was associated antithetically with ethnic and cultural tolerance, with internationalism, and with advanced ideas. . . . The New York Intellectuals simply began with the assumption that the rural -- with which they associated much of American tradition and most of the territory beyond New York -- had little to contribute to a cosmopolitan culture. . . . By interpreting cultural and political issues through the urban-rural lens, writers could even mask assertions of superiority and expressions of anti-democratic sentiments as the judgments of an objective expertise. (Terry Cooney, The Rise of the New York Intellectuals 1986, 267–268; italics in text) Belloc writes that it is an overwhelming and incontrovertible truth that the bulk of Jewry makes no effort to get in touch with the race in the midst of which he may be living. He is content to remain separate from it, and deludes himself into the belief that he cannot help but remain separate from it. "He associates with the elite , with those who direct, with those who have some sort of special function (114)." But to him it seems, at best, a waste of time to attempt communion with the rest.

Jewish resentment is increased when his sense of superiority is forced to contend with the European's own sense of superiority. He loathes this as insolence. (One is reminded of the hatred of Franz Boas toward the idea that Europeans were the pinnacle of humanity, a major motivation for his theory of cultural relativism; here , p. 24.) He feels his position and his security threatened. He attempts to gain a more solid position by extending his power, but succeeds only in provoking stronger assertions of superiority by the European, indignant at having to fight for mastery on his own soil. Friction escalates, and sometimes violence ensues.

Belloc concludes the chapter by urging the restraint of the sense of superiority by both parties, and the adoption of more natural and truthful societal positions -- that of host and guest -- with impermeable boundaries. Only by doing so can we avoid "falling back into the old circle of submission, consequent anger accompanied by shame and violence, and these followed by remorse (119)."

Part Three

As Belloc moves into the second half of his book, I personally feel that the work becomes weaker. His characteristic style remains powerful, but it is in the second half of the book that Belloc's attempt to come across as balanced goes too far. The sixth chapter examines "The Causes of Friction upon Our Side." Here Belloc neglects to concede that the great mass of Europeans has never urged the Jews to settle among them, that they have never held them captive, and certainly never sought out conflict with them. As Martin Luther once so insightfully pointed out:

Now behold what a nice, thick, fat lie it is when they complain about being captives among us. [W]e do not know to this day which Devil brought them into our country. We did not fetch them from Jerusalem! On top of that, no-one is holding them now. Land and highways are open to them; they may move to their country whenever they wish to do so.

This is a fundamental issue in the history of Jewish-European relations that Belloc fails to recognize. Purposeful or not, the presence of a powerful but separate foreign, political entity exerting influence to its own ends in the elite strata of a given society amounts to one thing and one thing only: colonialism. In such a scenario, one would be hard-pressed to find fault with the colonized. Jews have remained in European society out of choice and with purpose and goals; not out of captivity. There are no passive partners. We are not locked into a fateful and unceasing struggle with all exits blocked. But instead Belloc strains to keep a balance which loses touch with the reality of the situation. He argues that "it is certain that we play a part ourselves in this quarrel between us and the Jews (124)." While certain actions on our part may escalate tensions, I would argue you that no fully accurate assessment of the situation can be made without having as a foundation an acknowledgement of the scenario I have just outlined.

This aside, Belloc has some insightful comments on how the European peoples deal with Jews. He argues that only two types of people show perfect honesty in their dealings with Jews: "the completely ignorant dupe who can hardly tell a Jew when he sees one and who accepts as a reality the old fiction of there being no difference except a different of religion," and "the person called an 'anti-Semite' (126)." Both these types are rare, says Belloc. The majority of men "are grossly disingenuous in all their dealings with the Jews (127)." In this camp Belloc would place the likes of John Derbyshire , who on the one hand concedes and shows awareness that Jews as a group hold incredible levels of influence and power within his own profession, but who levels heavy criticism against those who dare to speak explicitly on the subject. Belloc describes such activity as "the great fault of our side which corresponds to the fault of secrecy upon theirs (127)."

Both types inhibit the ultimate goal of achieving openness and honesty. Jews, of course, are aware of the disingenuous nature of much of the contact they have with non-Jews. Afraid that at any second that hidden awareness may be made explicit, his infamous sense of insecurity grows and he becomes ever more paranoid. His paranoia breeds further friction. Only with the dupe and the so-called "anti-Semite" do Jews think "At least I know where I am." For this reason, Belloc argues, "in their heart of hearts the Jews are grateful to both (126)."

This may well be the case, but I'm not holding my breath for a thank you card from Abe Foxman. Belloc also astutely recognizes that the great vice of disingenuous dealings with the Jews is "particularly rife among the wealthy and middle classes," being far less common among the working class and the poor (131).

Falsehood also extends to the historical record of the Jews among us. Belloc writes that "we throw the story of these relations, which are among the half-dozen leading factors in history, right into the background even when we do mention it (131)." The vast and omnipresent nature of this subject "is deliberately suppressed (132)."

There took place in Cyprus and in the Libyan cities under Hadrian a Jewish movement against the surrounding non-Jewish society far exceeding in violence the late wreckage of Russia, which to-day fills all our thoughts. The massacres were wholesale and so were the reprisals. The Jews killed a quarter of a million of the people of Cyprus alone, and the Roman authorities answered with a repression which was a pitiless war. One might pile up instances indefinitely. The point is, that the average educated man has never been allowed to hear of them (132).

These epoch-defining events, unless they can be adapted in some fashion to clearly show the Jew as victim, are relegated to mere footnotes or insignificant details in the vast catalogues of our history. The same falsehood then extends into our contemporary record in the media reports, produced by knowing non-Jews, which insist on describing Jonathan Pollard as an American, or which portray the activities of the ADL or SPLC as in any way consistent with "American" values.

Belloc pours scorn on this falsehood not only because it "corrodes the souls of those who indulge in it (134)," but also because it "produces in the Jew a false sense of security and a completely distorted phantasm of the way in which he is really received in our society (134)." The more this falsehood is pursued, "the more the surprise which follows upon its discovery and the more legitimate the bitterness and hatred which that surprise occasions in those of whom we are the hosts (134)."

This is a good point. Studying Jewish reactions to the rising tide of inter-ethnic friction in Central Europe at the start of the twentieth century, one is indeed struck by the "profound shock, the utter disbelief, among the Jews." [3] Y. M. Bodemann, Jews, Germans, Memory: Reconstructions of Jewish Life in Germany (University of Michigan Press, 1996), p.266.

Aside from falsehood on our part, Belloc also condemns the "unintelligence of our dealing with the Jews (134)." We stand at a particular disadvantage because " their dealings with us are always intelligent. They know what they are driving at in those relations, though they often misunderstand the material with which they deal (135)."

This unintelligence manifested in a number of ways in Belloc's lifetime in the form of inept defenses of the Jews. He particular loathed the masking of Jewish immigration under the title of "the alien question," or "Russian immigration." He also castigated authors who, having been scolded for including less than positive Jewish characters in their novels, rushed to put "imaginary Jew heroes in their books." Using the example of Dickens and the Fagin of Oliver Twist , and later his Riah of Our Mutual Friend , Belloc writes:

He disliked Jews instinctively; when he wrote of a Jew according to his inclination he made him out a criminal. Hearing that he must make amends for this action, he introduced a Jew who is like nothing on earth -- a sort of compound of an Arab Sheik and a Family Bible picture from the Old Testament, and the whole embroidered on an utterly non-Jewish -- a purely English character (136).

This unintelligence can generally be summed up in the idea that we too readily read ourselves into others, becoming shocked and acting stupidly when we discover otherwise. Rather "we ought to take it for granted that the Jew is nomadic, international, and spread all over the world (137)." We need to become attuned to the reality that "the Jew feels among us, only with far greater intensity, what we feel when we are in a foreign country -- a sense of exile, a sense of irritation against alien things, merely because they are alien; a great desire for companionship and for understanding, yet a great indifference to the fate of those among whom he finds himself; an added attachment, no, indeed, to his territorial home, for he has none, but to his nation (138)." The modern reader can accept such a thesis, though obviously with the acknowledgment that a steady loyalty to the Israeli state has now been woven into the mentality of the Diaspora Jew.

With the close of this chapter, the book moves toward progressively shorter sections on 'The anti-Semite,' 'Bolshevism,' 'The Position in the World as a Whole,' 'Zionism,' and some concluding remarks. Belloc's chapter on 'The anti-Semite' is particularly weak, based as it is on the assumption that there is in fact a sizeable portion of men who "hate Jews in themselves (147)." Belloc subscribes to the Jewish notion that the motives of those they label 'anti-Semites' are not related to a "hatred of concealment, falsehood, hypocrisy, corruption and all the other incidental evils of the false position. These things, indeed, irritate him, but they are not his leading motive. His leading motive is a hatred of the Jewish people (148)."

The bankruptcy of Belloc's adoption of such weak analysis is nowhere more evident than in the reception of his book, and the manner in which history has recorded him and his works. For, despite what he may have thought, his focus on attempting to achieve an extreme level of balance and a focus on those "evils of the false position," did not prevent him from being labelled an "anti-Semite" in his own lifetime and in mainstream history since his death. [4] See for example R.S. Levy, Antisemitism: An Historical Encyclopaedia of Prejudice and Persecution, Vol. 1 (ABC-CLIO, 2005), p.65. This is perhaps the greatest condemnation of his theories on the "anti-Semite," and I will offer no further comment on the subject other than to remark that an "anti-Semite" has been, and always will be, any individual deemed by Jewry to be in opposition to Jewish interests.

Belloc's chapter on Bolshevism has been superseded in more recent decades by more insightful works on the Russian catastrophe. It remains, however, a coherent and concise contribution to honest discussion of Jewish involvement in those events. Belloc describes the rise of Bolshevism as "a field in which we can study the evil effect of secrecy, and one in which we can analyse all the various forces which tend to bring Israel into such ceaseless conflict with the society around it (167)." His general theory of the Bolshevik explosion can be summed up in his description of the destruction of old Russian society as "an act of racial revenge (169)."

In his thoughts on "The Position in the World as a Whole," Belloc points out that "the Jew has collectively a power today, in the white world, altogether excessive. It is not only an excessive power, it is inevitably a corporate power and, therefore, a semi-organized power (191)." This power has been acquired

out of all proportion to his numbers, out of all proportion to his ability; certainly out of proportion to any right of his to interfere in our affairs. It was a Jew who produced the divorce laws in France, the Jew who nourished anti-clericalism in that country and also in Italy; the Jew who called in the forces of Occidental nations to protect his compatriots in the East, and the Jew whose spirit has so largely permeated the Universities and the Press(199).

Belloc observed that the "regular and organized Jewish emigration" to the United States was having an effect. He noted "the growth of the financial monopoly and of monopolies in particular trades (202)." He noted a corresponding "clamour for toleration in the form of 'neutralizing' religious teaching in schools; there was the appearance of the Jewish revolutionary and of the Jewish critic in every tradition of Christian life (202)." The United States was ultimately left more prone because here "this Liberal tradition or convention, this conception that the Jew must be treated as a full citizen, was far stronger even than it was in the West of Europe. It was in the very soul of the Constitution, and, what is more important, in the very soul of the people (206)."

In terms of viable opponents to the growth of Jewish power and influence, Belloc posited only the Catholic Church. He argued that "the Catholic Church is the conservator of an age-long European tradition, and that tradition will never compromise with the fiction that a Jew can be other than a Jew. Wherever the Catholic Church has power, and in proportion to its power, the Jewish problem will be recognized to the full. The Catholic Church will always maintain reality, including the reality of that sharp distinction between the Jew and his hosts (210)."

Here we encounter another of Belloc's great and unfortunate errors. The Catholic Church was not invulnerable to Jewish influence. Nor, contrary to the opinion of those who wish to make a fetish of the link between the Church and our way of life, has it ever explicitly or implicitly been a protector of European traditions or peoples. The Catholic Church and Christianity in general are concerned solely with the fate of the "faith." When Christianity came to Scandinavia, did it respect the existing culture? Did it accommodate those perfectly upstanding European folk who declined to kneel before the Nazarene? As I have written previously, it was Europe and Europeans that gave life and success to Christianity and not the other way around. It was we who took it to the four corners of the earth, on routes long since established by the pagan and the heathen. As the heart of Catholicism moves slowly south of the equator, we need only look at the shift of power and demography within Catholicism to see that it has, and always has had, a life distinct from our racial vitality.

Belloc returns to form in his chapter on Zionism, which is prophetic to say the least. With the creation of a Jewish state not yet a reality, he was left to ponder solely theoretical scenarios. He begins by asking "whether the Zionist experiment will tend to increase or to relax the strain created by the presence of the Jew in the midst of the non-Jewish world (231)." Pondering the creation of a Jewish state, Belloc was particularly interested in "the status of the Jew outside this territorial unit, which he had chosen to be much more than a symbol of his national unity -- its actual seat and establishment (232)." He correctly predicted that the majority of Jews would continue to live outside such a state because they live "and desire to live the semi-nomadic life, the international life, which has becomes theirs by every tradition, and which one might now almost call instinctive to them (233)."

The new Zion, then, is to be "no more than a fixed rallying point, an established but small territorial nationhood (234)." Faced with the questioning of their political character, diaspora Jews would cling to insisting that he is "to be regarded as the full national in the nation in which he happens to be for a time (234)." In an astonishingly clear prediction of modern Jewry's relationship with Israel, Belloc argues that "He shall in every respect be regarded, by a legal fiction, as identical with the community in which he happens to be settled for the moment, but at the same time he is to have some special relation with the Jewish State (234)." [Italics in original]. Belloc also heavily doubted that a Jewish state would rely upon its own military strength to ensure its security (241).

The conclusion of the book commences with an account of "Our Duty." Here Belloc urges non-Jews to rid ourselves of the Liberal conventions and the falsehoods by which the Jewish problem is obscured. The author acknowledges that this is not easy. The greatest obstacle in this respect, he argues, is fear. There is first the European's fear of breaking convention. He is secondly faced with fear of social and economic consequences. Belloc writes that "Men dread lest hostility to the Jewish Domination should bring them into the grip of some unknown but suspected world-wide power which can destroy the individual who shall be so rash as to challenge it (262)." There are "innumerable men who would express publicly on Jews what they continually express in private, but who conceal their feelings for fear that their salaries may be lost or their modest enterprises wrecked, their investments lowered, and their position ruined (263)." Jews, of course, are aware of this fear, and are adept at manipulating it. I've noted precisely this behavior in my recent article on Jewish Hollywood's show of strength over Gaza.

However, Belloc correctly points out that the "fear strategy" will only work for so long, and that in the longer-term Jews are pursuing a very dangerous course of conduct. Based on a false sense of power and relative security, the use of fear only "dams up and enormously increases the latent force of anger against Jewish power. It is like the piling up of a head of water when a river valley is obstructed, or like introducing of resistance into an electric current (263)." It is a "fierce irritant and accounts for the high pressure at which attack escapes when once it is loosened (263)."

Essentially, Belloc is questioning the rationality and wisdom of Jews who would seek the oppression of a grumbling peasantry, only to be later expelled en masse by a king; or who would shout down and intimidate a von Treitschke, only to be confronted later by a Hitler. In all cases, this elaborate game of "chicken" is taken too far.

The author argues that Jews too have a duty to perform in ceasing the ethnic conflict. They must end their "foolish and dangerous habit of secrecy and the irritating expression of superiority (271)." They may remain among us, but must form Jewish institutions that openly speak for Jewish interests, with no claims or pretensions to any other interests or values (273). They should permit open scrutiny of their interests if they wish to participate in the national, political and economic life of their host nation. Special courts of mixed character should be established to deal with conflicts and disputes between Jews and non-Jews, and these courts should be founded on acknowledgment of the mutual causes of friction between the two peoples. To ensure the endurance of this state of affairs, these developments should arise from a social movement before they are made law. It should not be imposed from above, but arise from the will of the people.

Are Belloc's proposals practical? That remains to be seen. But The Jews , his general assessment of the longest ethnic conflict engaged in by the European peoples, is, almost a century after it was written, a prophetic, informative, concise and powerful summary of issues which retain a painful relevance. It deserves more recognition and deeper study. For my part, I have been inspired by Belloc's work to produce a kind of companion book, which will offer greater detail, and some correctives to the original, in light of the century which has since passed.

The Jews Hilaire Belloc • 76,000 Words

Notes

[1] B. Ginsberg, How The Jews Defeated Hitler: Exploding the Myth of Jewish Passivity in the Face of Nazism (Rowman & Littlefield, 2013), p.46.

[2] A good example of the hostility toward rural folk by Jewish intellectuals can be seen in the New York Intellectuals. The New York Intellectuals associated rural America with nativism, anti-Semitism, nationalism, and fascism as well as with anti-intellectualism and provincialism; the urban was associated antithetically with ethnic and cultural tolerance, with internationalism, and with advanced ideas. . . . The New York Intellectuals simply began with the assumption that the rural -- with which they associated much of American tradition and most of the territory beyond New York -- had little to contribute to a cosmopolitan culture. . . . By interpreting cultural and political issues through the urban-rural lens, writers could even mask assertions of superiority and expressions of anti-democratic sentiments as the judgments of an objective expertise. (Terry Cooney, The Rise of the New York Intellectuals 1986, 267–268; italics in text)

[3] Y. M. Bodemann, Jews, Germans, Memory: Reconstructions of Jewish Life in Germany (University of Michigan Press, 1996), p.266.

[4] See for example R.S. Levy, Antisemitism: An Historical Encyclopaedia of Prejudice and Persecution, Vol. 1 (ABC-CLIO, 2005), p.65.


Tom Stedham , says: August 22, 2019 at 4:11 am GMT

That was both educational and very eye-opening. Thank you for this article. I am now going to read that book!
Dan Hayes , says: August 22, 2019 at 4:39 am GMT
An example of the current state of Catholic – Jewish relations. The Roman Catholic Church has effectively ceased considering the canonization of G K Chesterton because of anti-Semitic allegations waged against him. In England at one time Chesterton and Belloc were fierce, able, and prominent defenders of the RCC.
Paul , says: August 22, 2019 at 6:06 am GMT
When trying to understand Jewish behavior, which can appear contradictory at times, merely look at the criterion that they themselves use: Is it good for the Jews? Hence, the same Jews who support civil rights for "people of color" can oppose the rights of the indigenous Palestinian people. The reason is because the issue for Jews (a highly ethnocentric group) is: Is it good for the Jews? After you have been around Jews long enough, you begin to understand what is going on.
Wally , says: Website August 22, 2019 at 6:41 am GMT
Jews were found to be dangerous & loathsome by everyone, everywhere, every time, long before Christianity.

Complete list with graphics of the Expulsions of Jews / Jews expelled from over 1,000 places in history : https://forum.codoh.com/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=12596

Ilya G Poimandres , says: August 22, 2019 at 7:25 am GMT
I don't agree the issue is just a national one, because the blessed nation is at its core a nation of faith, subject to its own theology, and from this flow the actions of the nation and its people.

The best summary of the problem the blessed nation faces is found in the first lines of the Talmud on Avodah Zarah, idolatry, imo.

https://www.sefaria.org/Avodah_Zarah.2a

The first ruling is not on the general notion of applying conventional and impermanent words, conceptions, unto an Absolute that is separate from this imperfect experience, but on money lending to Gentiles before their pagan festivals.

The rulings betrays what concerns the faith, as well as its errors. It is reminiscent of Christ with the money changers. It is either subject to a misattribution of volitional action and its result – from the pagan to the Jew – or a hidden chosenness motive of helping the Gentile to not commit idolatry, in secret (at best authoritarian, at worst deluded). It is certainly not universal.

There is no moral solution to the Jewish problem from the Gentile side, because Jewish theology categorically denies the Copernican principle that 'Man (or more specifically Jew) does not have a preferential frame of reference to observe the Universe'. It is the chosenness issue that plagued Christianity before Copernicus too – the Great Commission, and the reason they acted out so violently towards others.

The Jewish people will assimilate and coexist peacefully when God given chosenness – a denial of religion (the need for self improvement) and an acceptance of ideology (the need for other improvement, 'light unto the nations') – is expunged from their faith.

But this would paradoxically require religion from an ideological and ritualistic faith, and it has shown millennia of the latter two aspects, and little of the former aspect.

Counterinsurgency , says: August 22, 2019 at 7:56 am GMT
The fall of the cities, now glaringly apparent, means the fall of the Jewish establishment along with several other establishments.

The Jewish establishment has always been good at tactics, but very poor at strategy. It seldom wants the consequences of what it wants. All of its major strategies during the 20th Century failed badly, causing major Jewish casualties and forcing increasingly repressive, hence dangerous, measures during the 21st Century (up to 2006, year of this post).

Cultural reorganization changes the way people do everything; above all it changes the thought of the culture. [1] This makes the end state of a reorganization difficult or impossible to predict: the thought of the predictor has certain prohibitions and freedoms that are different from the thought after the reorganization. Something literally unthinkable before the reorganization (such as men as a group risking loss of the promises of religious life in favor of secular achievement) become the conventional wisdom after the reorganization.

The sandpile analogy has become a popular analogy to such things as reorganization [2], and I think it's worth considering. In this analogy, every bit of tactical success of the Jewish establishment (and similar establishments, there are several in the US) is analogous another "grain of sand" in the center of a sandpile, the sandpile being an analog of Western society. The strategic defeats are then analogs of avalanches in the sandpile.

Counterinsurgency

1] Hegel's historicism is based on this realization. The subsequent developments of historicism makes me a bit reluctant to make the "singularity" claim, but the observation is so clearly true that I make it anyway. Hegel's disciples became quite the believer in "political reality", eventually becoming nearly psychotic in the USSR prior to their rejection by the Russians. I take reorganizations as a change of beliefs in what is fundamentally important, no more, no less.

2] "Fragility, Mental Models And The Sandpile Analogy"
https://www.valuewalk.com/2017/11/fragility-mental-models-sandpile-analogy/
and
Jordan Ellenberg.
"The Amazing, Autotuning Sandpile: A simple mathematical model of a sandpile shows remarkably complex behavior".
2015/04/02.
http://nautil.us/issue/23/dominoes/the-amazing-autotuning-sandpile

Counterinsurgency , says: August 22, 2019 at 8:19 am GMT
Yet another sand grain on the sandpile. The US Army and the West in general have been considering urban combat for quite some time. It's said that concrete eats troops -- cities are highly defensible terrain. It appears that there are still only two answers to the problem of a hostile city in wartime: either it surrenders or it is destroyed. Only two tactics have produced victory in the past: cordon and ignore (reduces force available elsewhere, and the city will likely be destroyed by civil unrest as food and water grow scarce), or evacuate city and fight through it (destroys the city).

So four years ago the US Army says that neither of the old Army tactics will stand a chance of working by 2030 (I suspect 2020 would be closer to the mark), and that it doesn't know what to do.

https://www.youtube.com/embed/iDxeKd_iR28?feature=oembed
(from posting at ZeroHedge.com).

Copley, _Uncivilization_, has a few ideas on what might actually happen. Copley was a student of Luttwak, he's a legitimate strategist. He points out that urban areas dominate contempoarary polities, but under some circumstances cannot exist without support from their hinterland, and that their hinterland has become hostile.

This puts the Jewish establishment, and every other establishment that is urban based, in an unfavorable situation.

Counterinsurgency

lucifer6th , says: August 22, 2019 at 8:33 am GMT
1. If deaths and lives are truly no respecters of persons and apply to everyone without discrimination then there will be the natural difference between right and wrong;

2. Because the Jews are themselves the Jews (coincidentia oppositorum), the internal question for each one of the "Gentile" will be "who are you sticking up for, Jewish or Gentile?". "Who are you, Jewish or Gentile?". The difference is as fundamental as right and wrong.

3. If one says it does not matter to me "who you are sticking up for, Jewish or Gentile?" I will stand by the right or truth it means you are going to be extremely taken up with yourself, and this has therefore nothing to do with the "question" and thereby with the "truth" per se. It is just a lack of personal knowledge, judgement or capability to understand things themselves. It is wrong.

4. All the others should have got to think this out.
5. It makes no difference "how many Jews were murdered in line with spirit of the
Holocaust". The Jews themselves are the conceptualized "Holocaust" ("Sacrifice", "Korban", or "Burnt Offering"), whenever and wherever they are, whatever the cost.

6. The "Holocaust", it is not a kind of seeing yourself as others see you. Nor extramural idea or an outsourcing partnership. The "Holocaust" is inner self of the "Jew".

7. Come to think of it, the individual Jew is itself none other than reversed Jesus Christ, maybe Jesus Christ on its own terms.

8. In this context, the "Jewishness" forms an "another" physical or natural condition that a substance can be in. Properly speaking, the "Jewishness" or the "Jew" is itself anti-matter to all manner of Gentile.

What the "Jewishness of the Jew" is made of?

You should accept the following in the absolute sense of vision but in a particular way of thinking.
You must try to see all these " personality traits" in proportion to one another.

[MORE]
1) Jewish Intellectuality Movement.
As an example I refer to the art lovers who say that the World is driven by the talent and passion of great painters. Therefore, there were many great painters who created the genuine or real "beauty" and there were many copyist-painters thereabout who created widespread copies of this real "beauty". Here is the first supreme quality of the Jew is that they (Jews) are great "copyistpainters" or just "imitators" not the "painters" themselves. Jews themselves are nothing more than "copyists" or "imitators". Jews were never meant for the reality (something original). They mimic it. They make a complimentarycopy of the nature and distort (express) it in their own terms. Depending on the level of their great mimic skills they can imitate the nature (original) in such way that no one but "expert" is able to tell real thing from its imitation.
Because of this inborn ability to imitate (mimic or copy) the nature (original) they can
also imitate the Intellectuality itself. For some people, but not all it is hard to distinguish
factual Intellectuality (of Gentile people) from pseudo-Intellectuality (of the Jews).
The best known example of high quality imitators is Albert Einstein who was a
pedestrian mind and did nothing but plagiarize his theories from actual theoretical
physicists and mathematicians when he secured his job in the patent office and accessed the date.
As a result of their work, the famous E=mc2 was discovered and formulated by
numerous theoretical physicists and mathematicians long before Albert Einstein secured his job in the patent office including but not limited to Fritz Hasenohrl, John Henry Poynting (with Nikolay Umov), Oliver Heaviside, Whilhelm Wien, James Clerk
Maxwell etc. Theoretical treatment of this formula was completely done by Jules Henri
Poincare and Hendrik Lorentz. Albert Einstein just stole it.
Same thing happened to his Nobel Prize in Physics "for his services to Theoretical
Physics, and esp for his discovery of the law of the photoelectric effect". The law of the photoelectric effect was discovered and formulated by two famous scientist long
before the Great Plagiarizer (Einstein) secured his job in the patent office, by Hertz
(1887) and Stoletov (1888). Albert Einstein ripped off almost everything they had. There
is conventional wisdom amongst theoretical physicists saying that "if a jew discovers some this or other formula (theorem) it is either a plagiarized and/or wrong".
You should accept that the "Jews" are ready, willing, and able to imitate the nature, not
create one! They are NOT intellectuals but "great" second-raters. However they can well
enough imitate the Intellectuality in itself the way that none but real intellectual can
distinguish it. Without restricting the generality, it happened to Martin Buber, Max Nordau, Simon Wiesenthal, Otto Frank, Elie Wiesel, Deborah Lipstadt to mention only a few (concerning this topic).
Only one thing can be inferred from their this "copying" quality. The "Jews" STEAL the
reality as it is.
It is for this reason that they are good (to some "distinctive" degree) in plagiary, writings, stand-up comedy, politics (lying), language expertizing, legal profession, instigating a conflict, negotiating a conflict and so on and so forth.
Jewish people look like a real but they are imitation as well.
The Jews are not antique heroes but great squabblers (or stormbirds);
The Jews are not great painters but great copyist-painters (caricaturists or
distortionists);
The Jews are not scientists but great plagiarizers (or just patent officers);
They are not Germans but have German names;

This is not about their human nature. it is all about the imitation of the humane
qualities.
Engrave this in your mind, they are able to exactly imitate the Intellectuality itself the
way that none but real intellectual can distinguish it.
As such, don't take seriously their
behavior, however, stay on alert.

2) "Conflicting unity of opposites", "mixed bipolar mindset", "controversial aspect of the behavior" (behavior abnormalities), moral perversions etc

Because the "Jews" make a "copy" ("imitation" or "mimicry") of reality there is always
some "gap" or (to be precise) "break" between this reality and its imitation. This "gap"
("breakdown" of human nature) is always found in their mind. the "Jews" are told from
their childhood they are "smart", in other words, they have this "gap" (the natural "natural defect") in their head. With this they feel "obliged " to close it whenever and wherever they are, whatever the cost . This "smartness" or "Jewishness" precisely reflects the leveling effect of this gap, a funny way to behave. This "gap" makes vital
difference for you on which side you are sticking up for, whether Jewish or Gentile. The
difference is as fundamental as nature and its copy, right or wrong.
As a consequence, there are two major conflicting pattern of jewish behavior (behavior
repertoire) we can observe there.

1. First behavior pattern is when the "Jew" looks much the same as insane person
(like "off his own nut").
If the "Jew" looks like this behavior pattern then it is, strange as it may appear,
going to be normal (mental) condition for that "Jew". However this may come as a strange (or even dangerous to or) for Gentile.
If this is the case, the Jew is in the middle of doing "something" (imitating,
caricaturing, distorting, falsifying, stealing etc). it is an activation state of the Jewish idiosyncrasy.

2. Second behavior pattern is when the "Jew" looks much the same as a normal human being (quite normal).
If this is the case, Jew's mind is all by itself a sort of salmagundi. However, in this regard, it looks good for Gentile (outside), after a sort.It is a "standby" pattern of Jewish behavior repertoire ("lag phase" or "resting stage").
These both behavior patterns are half-finished product.
Under some circumstances, both conditions may be present at the same time in this jewish mind and create a world-design model of jewish behavior or jewish life style.
When this occurs the conflicting unity of opposites or a mixed bipolar mindset is fully
set forth: pathological mendacity, joining in a conspiracy, swindling, "aiding and
abetting", toadyism, servility, high "intellectual" activity (pathological hyperphrenia),
polygraphy, glossolalia, logorrhea, pretentious speech (hoity-toity language),
pathological monologue, hysteric mutism, rededfatig (pressured speech), psychomotor
hallucination, malice, deceitfulness, hypocrisy, doublethinking and along with all types of perversions and genetic diseases.
Generally, almost all Jews reach their particular (or specific for each one of them) age
when this bipolar mindset of/in their mind is found and underlined.
"If you are persistently hated by social surroundings you must be prepared to answer
that you are chosen, and therefore, victim" (being victim and chosen is the same). "If
one finds or is repeated over and over again that he is a soundly stupid then he must
be prepared to answer again that he is a smart".
"Victim/ a failure", "chosen/social outcast " and "smart/stupid" is all of these represent single image of the "Jew" that can easily be understood. "Victim/ a failure" means aggressor (invader or annexationist, dominion, politics); "chosen/social outcast"
means social interspecific parasitism (crime, cheating, swindling, monkey business
etc); "smart/stupid" means plagiarism (thievery, graphomania, falsification etc), and vice versa, and so and so forth.
Torah is like the scrapbook full to the brim of these "behavioral models" and Talmud,
as an orgy of speechmaking, is their prolific justification and confabulation (embolalia).
3) There is a comprehensive list of many other aspective traits there explaining the
idiosyncrasy of the "Jew" however I'd like to qualify all of them now.
If you favour me with an answer that all these behavioral patterns are widely distributed and reserved for everyone, and ask me why I think that is only on jewish side I will tell you the following thing, "genetics". That is not about psycho-behavioral patterns but "genetic fate choices".
There are certain classes of genes that modern humans inherited from the archaic
humans with whom they interbred. The interactions between modern humans andarchaic (and/or ancient) humans are complex with multiple events resulting in possession of the certain percentage of archaic ancestry (Neanderthal, Denisovan, Red Deer Cave people, and some others). So, what about the "Jews"? Except that the "Jewish Tribe" possess the 3-5% of Neanderthal archaic genes, the Jews had been interbred with some "Animals" and got these "animal genes" into their blood. One locus of them is the DNST3 gene. Because the "animal nature" is lack of human one, those genes being placed in such humans (the Jews) are to be in opposition to such humans. It constitutes this "natural gap" and therefore all their Jewish behavioral repertoire and diseases (schizophrenia, autism, kakergasia, and other malfunctions of the brain and body) I was talking about earlier.

Laurent Guyénot , says: August 22, 2019 at 9:14 am GMT
Thank you for this great article. I first came to know of Hillaire Belloc after hearing about the social doctrine called distributism (in Houellebecq's novel Soumission ), then looking it up in Wikipedia, where I read : "Particularly influential in the development of distributist theory were Catholic authors G. K. Chesterton and Hilaire Belloc." I recommand studying about distributism, one of those social reform movements swept by marxism, like so many others.
Cagey Beast , says: August 22, 2019 at 9:30 am GMT
I would strongly recommend the introduction Hilaire Belloc wrote for the 1937 edition. In it, he discusses at length the policies of National Socialist Germany towards the Jews:

Introductory Chapter to the 3rd edition of The Jews by Hilaire Belloc
by Hilaire Belloc
https://archive.org/details/IntroductoryChapterToThe3rdEdtionOfTheJewsByHilaireBelloc

In brief, Belloc says they will fail because they don't past the test of the reasonable man.

cranc , says: August 22, 2019 at 9:50 am GMT
Fascinating.

I might have misunderstood, but struggle with this part where Belloc identifies one of three falsehoods among non-Jews:

Defining the problem in false terms -- e.g., proclaiming it as a religious matter rather than as a national/racial one.

Surely the key issue is that Judaism is a religion specifically of race/ethnicity/tribe/nation which at the same time tries to lay claim to a universal God ? Surely that is the ideological root/' success' / motivating power of their supremacist culture?
I would have thought this made much of by a thinker so committed to the faith of Catholicism. To try and separate out the national/racial problem from the theological one seems to me to be a more obvious falsehood.

The majority of men "are grossly disingenuous in all their dealings with the Jews (127)." In this camp Belloc would place the likes of John Derbyshire, who on the one hand concedes and shows awareness that Jews as a group hold incredible levels of influence and power within his own profession, but who levels heavy criticism against those who dare to speak explicitly on the subject.

As the reality of Jewish power becomes unavoidably obvious to more and more people, such disengenuousness becomes more stark. Even self professed 'free speech' zones like OffGuardian have started deleting comments accusing people of 'rampant racism' because some dare to raise a debate about Jewish identity and Judaic ideology in the context of Epstein-Maxwell-Mossad etc.

Trump seems to have got everyone talking about dual loyalty and Henry Ford on the same day
The strangeness of times match the perennial nature of this issue.

anon [339] Disclaimer , says: August 22, 2019 at 9:55 am GMT
> The Catholic Church was not invulnerable to Jewish influence.

True, true. Catholics are officially Jew-worshipers, as the Catechism of the Catholic Church specifically states, " To the Jews 'belong the sonship, the glory, the covenants, the giving of the law, the worship .'" And the Catechism of the Catholic Church accurately reflects the Jew-worship outlined in the Holy Hook , namely, " We worship what we do know, for salvation is from the Jews ." (((John 4:22)))

Big Daddy , says: August 22, 2019 at 11:57 am GMT
Belloc has it spot on. Only a radically decentralized, basically libertarian society is long term feasible or you soon have Big Government. Didn't both Washington and Adams have to fight war parties immediately after our founding? And we blew ourselves up after only 74 years of nationhood.

The Jews are merely perhaps the most successful conspirators in America.. But they could not have achieved their level of success in a decentralized liberty environment.

DanFromCT , says: August 22, 2019 at 12:33 pm GMT
How many here have worked in a Jewish dominated field, on Wall Street? The thing is, in every office (and no doubt in every public institution and gov agency as well) it goes without saying that of course they're a conspiracy, by their own definition of what it means to be a Jew, which as they like to boast means putting Jewish interests first. It is what is is. As Belloc observed, only a fool would think otherwise. The fact is they own the public stage and all entertainment in America. Only goys on their payroll, such as the talking heads on CNN/Fox News and members of Congress, are granted public existence by appearing on camera. Could there be more disgusting, toadeating flunkies than the members of Congress, whose main use for our flag beyond jingoism for the cameras is wiping off their chin? What we see them doing every day is putting Israel's and International Jewry's interests ahead of millions of Americans in our cities rotting from neglect.
Johnny Walker Read , says: August 22, 2019 at 1:04 pm GMT
Judaism, the earliest form of racism. It is also the only form of racism that is allowed to flourish in this politically correct world we live in.

"Racism is the most fundamental building block of Zionism/Israel and is an intrinsic characteristic of the Zionist colony so much so that Zionist Jews do not just discriminate against all goyims; non-Jews, but they also discriminate against different factions of Jews among themselves, and segregate each faction from the others; Ashkenazim, Haredim, Sephardim, Mizrahim, and black African Jews, Oriental Jews, Russian Jews European and American Jews. This intra-racism is so strong that white Jewish Israelis regularly commit hate crimes against black Ethiopian Jewish Israelis and refuse to have them live in the same neighborhood or shop in the same grocery stores, or work in the same office, or even buried in the same grave yards. This racism is implanted early in the minds of their children in public schools, where black Jewish Israeli children are segregated from white Jewish Israeli children."

Zionism/Israel are the terms used to describe the victory claimed by Judaism in it's quest for its "very own" homeland.

https://www.globalresearch.ca/israel-the-ultimate-racist-colony-the-jewish-nation-state-law/5648424

Sic Semper , says: August 22, 2019 at 1:17 pm GMT
The church has fallen to the kosher influences for nearing at least a century now. It serves as an apologist for the faithful and offers them up as cheap sacrifices for a small fee.

The "church" has throughout its history enabled the enslavement and extermination of its faithful, prohibiting the self defense of its adherents. Today, it works to facilitate the invasion of European homelands and societies as Native Europeans are brutally attacked, disenfranchised and subjugated.

The church itself is now the greatest retrograde force and enabler of the destruction of European peoples.

Johnny Walker Read , says: August 22, 2019 at 1:23 pm GMT
To funny to not post. Family Guy "The Jewish Lawyer".

https://www.youtube.com/embed/wqpJPQ9kh_4?feature=oembed

Johnny Walker Read , says: August 22, 2019 at 1:31 pm GMT
Jew Christopher Jon Bjerknes – Secrets of the Satanic Sabbatean Frankists

https://www.youtube.com/embed/TovLf3vYxiA?feature=oembed

Anonymous [297] Disclaimer , says: August 22, 2019 at 1:46 pm GMT
Belloc's solution to the problem is disappointingly nonsensical. After describing the homicidal sociopath in some detail, he's suggesting that we should – for some inexplicable reason – make a deal with him about coexisting in our own house.

What the actual fuck? A sane person would be buying a shovel and a blanket so that everyone's house could be safe. No deals whatsoever.

Durruti , says: August 22, 2019 at 1:54 pm GMT
Joyce writes:

The idea is so deep-rooted among organized Jewry that, even today, we are forced to listen to endless bleating about the emergence of a "new anti-Semitism"? This redundant cry resounds almost weekly even though, to the informed observer, it is clear that there isn't, and has never been, any real change in the essence of the friction between Jews and Europeans.

Read and learn:

I am not an anti-Semite. I like Arabs.

Semites are peoples from the Middle East. You are writing about people, (Jews), from Europe. The overwhelming majority of Jews are not Semites; they hail from Europe. Koestler' s research is one of numerous sources of information on the ethnicity of Jews.

https://www.google.com/search?q=arthur+koestler+the+thirteenth+tribe&rlz=1C1TSNJ_enUS547US576&source=univ&tbm=shop&tbo=u&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwiE69_3yZbkAhWEslkKHffxAB8QsxgILw

The Zionist Oligarch land thieves & holocaust genociders, committed the 1st Holocaust -Jericho, murdering every man, woman, child, and living thing -animals). They killed an entire nation. The account is in the old testament. Whether the Old Testament is accurate documented History is less important than the fact that Jews & Christians Celebrate the extermination and land Seizure by Movie, Play, and song.

I have sung this song at home, in Synagogues, and a Church. I asked a Reverend if he knew what the song was celebrating.? He walked away.

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

2 examples, one by Mahalia, and one by Elvis.

https://www.google.com/search?rlz=1C1TSNJ_enUS547US576&q=elvis+presley+joshua+fit+the+battle&stick=H4sIAAAAAAAAABXKsQ6CQAwA0MGYOODiFzS6sVwgwYGfIXAUKNY7aHsk8Dl-qTq-5F1Ot6sbXVEM5bMv12q_Z3-u1dzxEo48f_navZOSd4I-Sk9hbDwnNZQ62oQCG4pSDPo5P5A3UlgElXGHOeqUWhjI4Beha80YvyQ5KaxxAAAA&sa=X&ved=2ahUKEwj7xZuNy5bkAhVrrlkKHU8CDjYQri4wBnoECAwQKQ

The Zionists, controllers of the New World Order, are attempting to exterminate another nation-Palestine, (as we speak). They are also doing a fine job of eradicating all other Nations, as they convert their citizens to Slaves.

The Point Is:

As Orwell in his Novel, 1984 , explained, oppressors use/misuse Language to misdirect/brainwash people, to rob them of any cognitive ability to understand their oppression.

The Zionists misuse/steal the label of "Semites." in order to claim a portion (or all) of the Middle East. If they are Semites, they argue, then it is fine (or at least excusable-before-history) if they exterminate another Nation in the Middle East, in order to occupy their territory. It is significant – how few 'experts' on the Middle East, or Historians, or Politicians, understand, or will acknowledge, this point.

Palestinians are Semites. Whereas, Zionists, Jewish Zionists, are, overwhelmingly, anti-Semites.

DESERT FOX , says: August 22, 2019 at 1:54 pm GMT
The problem is with the zionists who are the satanic talmudic cult of the Jews and are hell bent on world domination and have subverted America and every country where they have gained power and once the zionist bankers fastened their FED and IRS on the American people we were doomed and now we have a zionist POTUS who thinks he is Israels god!
Durruti , says: August 22, 2019 at 2:23 pm GMT
@DESERT FOX Desert Fox

American people we were doomed and now we have a zionist POTUS who thinks he is Israels god!

Isn't current events amazing? Casino Trump, latest of a long line of Unconstitutional 'Presidents', who was an early friend of pedafile/rapist/scum/MOSSAD agent- Epstein , and connected to much other filth, -Apparently believes he is GOD!!!

Worse, Casino Trump – fits in well with the other democrap/republicant Minions of the Devil, Shumer, Pelosi, etc.. They dance & fornicate together, rape our children, and slaughter.

We might try to Restore Our Republic!

Digital Samizdat , says: August 22, 2019 at 2:53 pm GMT
@Counterinsurgency

The Jewish establishment has always been good at tactics, but very poor at strategy. It seldom wants the consequences of what it wants. All of its major strategies during the 20th Century failed badly, causing major Jewish casualties and forcing increasingly repressive, hence dangerous, measures during the 21st Century (up to 2006, year of this post).

Exactly. I have long been of the opinion that the Jews are more clever than they are wise . Watching the MSM these days, it strikes me that the Jews are alarmed that–once again–the goyim are waking up and beginning to notice that they control everything of any significance in the West and they are filled with terror!

Miggle , says: August 22, 2019 at 2:57 pm GMT
@Wally Wally, thanks for that link. I'm working my way through it. I notice a couple of things, (1) they are mostly punishment for evil and murderous conduct of the Jews; (2) many seem to relate to expulsions from individual small towns, so the "1000 places" may not be so significant; (3) in a proportion of cases, a high or low proportion I don't yet know, there was a choice of converting to Christianity or leaving; (4) a high proportion are pre-Christian or relate to non-Christian countries.

There is a big problem, though, relating to the expulsions from several cities in 1066.

1066 A.D. – Mentz, Germany – Jews Expelled/Killed/Forced to Convert (E. Gibbon,
'The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire', Vol. II, p.1008) X

1066 A.D. – Worms, Germany – Jews Expelled/Killed/Forced to Convert (E. Gibbon,
'The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire', Vol. II, p.1008)

1066 A.D. – Spires, Germany – Jews Expelled/Killed/Forced to Convert (E. Gibbon, 'The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire', Vol. II, p.1008)

1066 A.D. – Treves, Germany – Jews Expelled/Killed/Forced to Convert (E. Gibbon, 'The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire', Vol. II, p.1008)

1066 A.D. – Verdon, Germany – Jews Expelled/Killed/Forced to Convert (E. Gibbon, 'The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire', Vol. II, p.1008)

I haven't been able to find those Gibbon references. My Vol. II begins at Chapter XI, covers dates A.D. 268 to A.D. 359, has no p.1008: the pages go from 1 to 425, and chapters from XI to XIX. Vol. VIII has chapters LXIV to LXXI. The tables of contents have dates, those in Ch. LV have a TOC including "800-1100. Christianity in the North", those events might be there, probably not.

Anyway, those Gibbon references need the chapter numbers. Useless as is.

Miggle , says: August 22, 2019 at 3:19 pm GMT
@Miggle Haven't found those 1066 passages, but in Ch. LV, "Christianity of the North", I've come across words by Gibbon that are highly relevant today. At least the first part.

The rage of war, inherent to the human species, could not be healed by the evangelic precepts of charity and peace; and the ambition of Catholic princes has renewed in every age the calamities of hostile contention.

Anon [388] Disclaimer , says: August 22, 2019 at 3:21 pm GMT
@Durruti

As Orwell in his Novel, 1984, explained, oppressors use/misuse Language to misdirect/brainwash people, to rob them of any cognitive ability to understand their oppression.

Orwell was a philo-Semite. From his AntiSemitism In Britian :

There was also literary Jew-baiting, which in the hands of Belloc, Chesterton and their followers reached an almost continental level of scurrility. Non-Catholic writers were sometimes guilty of the same thing in a milder form. There has been a perceptible antisemitic strain in English literature from Chaucer onwards, and without even getting up from this table to consult a book I can think of passages which if written now would be stigmatised as antisemitism, in the works of Shakespeare, Smollett, Thackeray, Bernard Shaw, H. G. Wells, T. S. Eliot, Aldous Huxley and various others. Offhand, the only English writers I can think of who, before the days of Hitler, made a definite effort to stick up for Jews are Dickens and Charles Reade. And however little the average intellectual may have agreed with the opinions of Belloc and Chesterton, he did not acutely disapprove of them. Chesterton's endless tirades against Jews, which he thrust into stories and essays upon the flimsiest pretexts, never got him into trouble–indeed Chesterton was one of the most generally respected figures in English literary life. Anyone who wrote in that strain now would bring down a storm of abuse upon himself, or more probably would find it impossible to get his writings published.

It so happens that for some decades past Britain has had no nationalist intelligentsia worth bothering about. But British
nationalism, i.e. nationalism of an intellectual kind, may revive, and probably will revive if Britain comes out of the present war greatly weakened. The young intellectuals of 1950 may be as naively patriotic as those of 1914. In that case the kind of antisemitism which flourished among the anti-Dreyfusards in France, and which Chesterton and Belloc tried to import into this country, might get a foothold.

anonymous [338] Disclaimer , says: August 22, 2019 at 3:32 pm GMT
@Dan Hayes The worst part about it is Chesterton liked Jews and was a zionist but he refused to see them as anything other than alien to Europe.
DESERT FOX , says: August 22, 2019 at 3:36 pm GMT
@Durruti Trump is Americas Caligula, a Roman emperor who was insane, Trump is a promoter of zionism and if he gets reelected he will go to war with Iran for his zionist masters and this will bring in Russia on the side of Iran and the whole thing will go nuclear.

The zionist elites who control every facet of the zio/US have DUMBs ie. deep underground military bases, that they have throughout the US and Europe and Israel and the bases , connected by tunnels and via magnetic levitation trains, and they believe that they can survive a nuclear war with Russia and they care not how many 10's of millions die, as these satanists want to depopulate the world and so are looking forward to the nuclear war with Russia and Russia is well aware of this!

Trump if he is reelected will deliver for his zionist masters as he is the chosen one, as he said yesterday, and is the second coming of God, and Trump believes this, and that makes him the new Caligula!

Counterinsurgency , says: August 22, 2019 at 3:37 pm GMT
@Counterinsurgency Sorry, another typo. The "2006" should, of course, have been "2019".
Counterinsurgency
Crone , says: August 22, 2019 at 3:40 pm GMT
Will I ever see an article entitled "Anti-Goyism, the Longest Hatred?"
Wally , says: Website August 22, 2019 at 3:41 pm GMT
@Miggle You're welcome.

Too bad you missed:

(Note: jewishhistory.org.il has a list of all of the events archived here :
https://archive.is/aRd7D -- ctrl+f "expel" or "expul" for hundreds of examples)

anonymous gazer , says: August 22, 2019 at 3:41 pm GMT
@Paul Preach.

It is a function of their ethnocentrism as a parasitic people requiring a host society to survive.

Two Jews three opinions-about what is best for the Jews.

Tow Jews, three opinions-one scheme.

The Nine Tailed Fox , says: August 22, 2019 at 3:41 pm GMT
Security is not what Jews are ever really seeking – that's merely a deceptive rationalization.

What they want is domination, and the license in seeking that is unlimited when it's justified as 'self-protection' after all.

This quest for power is more and more manifested in humiliation – where the victim with a foot crushing his head must beg forgiveness for his 'persecutions'.

Counterinsurgency , says: August 22, 2019 at 3:41 pm GMT
@Miggle Page references are pretty much useless without the physical book. That's why useful references have the publisher and pulication date, and if possible should have the ISBN, Library of Congress ID, or similar.
If you can get a .pdf or .txt version of the book, you can try searching it for key terms, or using somewhat more effective text mining techniques. That sometimes works.

Counterinsurgency

Wally , says: August 22, 2019 at 3:45 pm GMT
@Durruti Yawn.

Imperfect Trump over the alternatives any day.

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John Regan , says: August 22, 2019 at 3:45 pm GMT

Are Belloc's proposals practical? That remains to be seen.

Belloc strikes me as one of those people we come across occasionally who are naturally both insightful and courageous, and so suited to expose some of the lies of their times, yet at the same time limited by their own prejudices in how far they are willing to follow the trail toward truth. C. S. Lewis is the other eminent example of this that I come to think of in roughly the same milieu: a radically perceptive, eloquent and even effective critic of the degeneracy of the West, but still completely unable to offer constructive solutions due to his prior religious commitment. The same could by and large be said for Chesterton.

While I am not so anti-Christian as some people around here, it's painful to see these brilliant intellects hamstringing themselves out of misguided loyalty to principles which are not based on the realities of this world. All the more so when I see the greatness they did contribute to our culture, and imagine what they could have done if freed of those fetters.

Ah, well. In any case, a fine article which brings much-deserved attention to a sadly neglected, flawed but still very valuable author. We need not agree with everything he writes to learn from him.

As an aside, apropos the brief allusion to Martin Luther (who was a very different sort of Christian, with flaws of his own, but not those that would cripple a Belloc or a Chesterton), it would be very satisfying to see an article by Mr. Joyce on this Titan of newer Western history. He is among the relatively few writers in the dissident right that I think could do the great reformer justice, and his thoughts are (in part, at least) also still very relevant to us today.

BCB232 , says: August 22, 2019 at 3:47 pm GMT
I assume this is why Spielberg's non-German villain in "Raiders of the Lost Ark" was named "Belloq(c)." Spielberg melted his face and made his head explode.
Miggle , says: August 22, 2019 at 3:53 pm GMT
@Miggle More generally, though a minor proportion of those evens relate to Christians demanding conversion, in general they related to, responded to the treacherous and murderous evils of the Jews. If a Roman city was under attack by the Persians the Jews of the city betrayed the Romans. If a Persian city was under attack by the Romans the Jews of the city betrayed the Persians.

The list gives the number of Christians murdered by the Jews when the Persians took Jerusalem in 614.

614 A.D. – Palestine – Jews Expelled by Persians/massacred by Romans as Persians invade and capture Galilee; Jews joined army of invading Persians against Rome; Jews purchase 90,000 Christian prisoners from the Persians for the pleasure of cruelly putting them to death; Jews were expelled, however, afterwards, because they insisted on setting up their own independent state under the protection of Persia and the Persians weren't going to allow that (James Parkes, 'The Conflict of The Church and The Synagogue', p. 260; originally via Michael the Syrian)

But okay, if the Romans had just massacred Jews (not mentioned in other accounts such as by Runciman or Israel Shamir) the murder of 90,000 purchased Christian prisoners might be understandable.

Dutch Boy , says: August 22, 2019 at 3:56 pm GMT
"his subjective stance to the world was essentially pessimistic and strikes one as more pagan than Christian." Christians are pessimistic in the short term (this world being a battleground with powerful enemies arrayed against us) but optimistic in the long (Christ will put all his enemies under his feet). BTW – there is no European race. The unity of Europeans was their unity in the Church, outside of which they remained a squabbling, feuding collection of hostile ethnicities. I am undismayed that the pagan Norsemen (aka "upstanding European folk") had to give up their human sacrifices and murderous attacks on their fellow Europeans at the behest of the Church.
anonymous lazer , says: August 22, 2019 at 4:03 pm GMT
@Anon 'Orwell was a philo-Semite'

Yes but he did not like them as people so perhaps he was a hypocrite.

He redeemed himself a little bit by giving a list of Jews who were communist agents to MI5.

anarchyst , says: August 22, 2019 at 4:11 pm GMT
@Sic Semper Tying Judaism to Christianity was a clever trick used by the jews to "cement" their claim to the "land of Israel" and of the covenant, to which I reply, "God is not a real estate agent".
Jews rejected the covenant when they murdered Jesus Christ. Their covenant with God was then "null and void".
It is the flawed Schofield translation of the Bible that elevated jews to the status of Christianity's "elder brothers", which was then reinforced by the Catholic (flawed) "Vatican II Ecumenical Council" in the 1960s.
I cringe when I hear well-meaning people talk about out judeo-Christian heritage.
Nothing could be further from the truth.
The only common thread between Christianity and judaism is the Ten Commandments, nothing more.
The god of judaism is a vengeful god, totally unlike the merciful and welcoming God of Christianity.
Christianity welcomes ALL, regardless of nationality or social status, not true of judaism.
Judaism is an insular belief system that shuns outsiders, prohibits proselytization, and promotes a form of supremacy, relegating all gentiles (non-jews) to the status of livestock-subhumans with souls, only to be used for the advancement and benefit of jews.
Jews DID murder Jesus Christ. Sad to say, even the present-day (post-Vatican II ecumenical council) Catholic church has bought into absolving the jews for Jesus Christ's murder. As always is the case, the jews got others, the Romans to do their dirty work for them, the crucifixion of Jesus Christ. How can Christians have the same values as the Jews; the very people who denounced and betrayed the founder of Christianity, Jesus Christ, and call for his execution (by others, of course, that is the Jewish way). It makes absolutely no sense at all. Jews have no respect for Christianity, for Jesus Christ or Mary, his mother, who are both honored as Prophets in Islam, but instead, Jews spit on hearing their names and do the same while passing a Christian of any kind or a Christian Church in Israel. They have no respect for Christians or any other religion.
It is time the Jewish lobbies and the American Government leaders as well as the evangelical Christian leaders who mislead the poor American young into joining the military and believing that they are doing something for God and Christianity by fighting Israel's wars were named, shamed and arrested and tried for treason.
anarchyst , says: August 22, 2019 at 4:15 pm GMT
@Sic Semper The beginning of the end of traditional Catholicism was sealed with the infiltration of the Catholic Church Vatican II Ecumenical Council of the 1960s by Jews and Protestants who were involved in the "modernization" of the Catholic Church.
Much Catholic ritual and doctrine was discarded or changed, in order to reflect the "age" that we live in, as well as the promotion of the absolution of the Jews for Jesus Christ's crucifixion and death, despite vitriolic Jewish hatred of Jesus Christ and Christianity which exists to this day. The fact is, the Jews DID get the Romans to crucify Jesus Christ and DID accept full responsibility for the crucifixion and death of Jesus Christ. As is the case today, they got others (Pontius Pilate) to do their "dirty work" for them
Abandoning the use of Latin in the Mass destroyed its universality. Previous to Vatican II, one could attend Mass anywhere in the Roman Catholic world and understand the meaning of the Mass.
Prohibition of the celebration of the Tridentine Mass (except by special ecclesiastical permission) pushed many Catholics away from the new Modern Mass and the New Church, in general. It took a brave Archbishop Lefebvre and the Society of St. Pius X to push back" against Vatican II and re-legitimize the celebration of the pre-Vatican II Tridentine Mass and other Catholic rites.
In pre-Vatican II times, the priest (celebrant of the Mass) was considered to be a part of the congregation, and a representative of the people.
By turning the priest around to face the congregation, the priest was no longer a representative, but an actor, diminishing his status and importance.
One area where the Catholic Church could improve itself involves celibacy, which is NOT Church dogma or doctrine. Celibacy was put in place during the middle ages in order to keep Church property from being inherited by family and relatives of priests and bishops. Celibacy was based on purely financial considerations, nothing more. It is interesting to note that Episcopal (Anglican) priests who convert to Catholicism can bring their families with them to the Church while Roman Catholic priests are denied marriage.
It was a grave mistake by the Church to de-legitimize pre-Vatican II principles.
Fortunately, there are Catholic organizations that subscribe to pre-Vatican II principles, one being the Society of St. Pius X (SSPX).
Justvisiting , says: August 22, 2019 at 4:21 pm GMT
@DESERT FOX Those DUMBS fall into the category of good tactics/bad strategy.

A radioactive wasteland would ruin anyone's day. Their children would not find it amusing.

Durruti , says: August 22, 2019 at 4:21 pm GMT
@Anon Anon

You completely ignore the point of my comment, & misdirect to a discussion of George Orwell.

anon [396] Disclaimer , says: August 22, 2019 at 4:27 pm GMT
@Dutch Boy > The unity of Europeans was their unity in the Church

Apparently you're not familiar with the Northern Crusades. Or the Thirty Years' War. Or the Troubles. Or most of history.

> aka "upstanding European folk"

Your snark about whites is surpassed only by the sullen sheboon at the Waffle House.

> their human sacrifices

You Jew-worshipers always project. "Christ, our Passover Lamb, is SACRIFICED." Right in the Buybull.

Priss Factor , says: Website August 22, 2019 at 4:30 pm GMT
Jews favored Anglo-ness over German-ness because the weaker & more generic personality of the Anglos were easier to push around for the powerful-personalitied Jews. Anglos were more about manners whereas Germans were more about manhood. Anglos thought and behaved with their heads whereas Germans used their entire bodies. Anglos were verbal, Germans were musical. Jews preferred Anglo culture not because they aspired to be like Anglos but because it was relatively easier to penetrate, conquer, and control. Head and shoulders were easier to topple than blood and soil.

And yet, the Jewish personality is closer to the Germanic, and the most influential Jews were of Germanic influence: Kafka, Freud, Marx, Frankfurt School, etc. Jews have strong personalities and feel more at home with the Gestaltism of Germanic thought. Also, like the Germans, Jews have a deeper sense of roots than the Anglos who are a Germanic people whose culture has largely been replaced by Romance terminology and attitudes.

Robert Dolan , says: August 22, 2019 at 4:35 pm GMT
Great work from Joyce, as always.

The fascinating aspect of this topic is the awful fact that so few people have any understanding
of the jews and their jewing, when it's in our faces 24/7.

I agree with the comments above that the nose tribe is not motivated by a need for security;
the nose is motivated by the desire to RULE over the rest of us, to have their boot on our face.

Lately, I can actually feel it in the air ..the censorship ..constant demonization of whites ..
cries of "anti-semitism" ..demands for gun confiscation and snitch laws
you can feel the noose tightening

Durruti , says: August 22, 2019 at 4:40 pm GMT
@DESERT FOX Desert Fox

I know you know this: Casino Trump is part of the Show, along with the Democraps. A perusal of American History will show that Democraps have led America into every major war, since 1917, World War I (Wilson). WW II (FDR), Korea (Truman), & Vietnam (LBJ). The 'police actions' (smaller imperialist aggressions-Grenada, Iraq, Afghanistan,), have been initiated by both gangs.

Trump certainly behaves like the Hollywood version of Caligula. He might even suffer Caligula's fate.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Caligula_(film)

Ironically, sexual depravity, rape, brutality, assassination, were component parts of the Movie. It is not impossible that Jeffrey Epstein was the American Caligula, and was the Controller /Dictator of the United States – these last few decades.

We may have just witnessed a Change of the Guard.

God Bless!

DESERT FOX , says: August 22, 2019 at 4:40 pm GMT
@Justvisiting The zionists do not care, and for an example of the undergrounds bases, google the underground at the Denver airport and the base at Dulce New Mexico and China Lake in California, just a few of many examples.
Rev. Spooner , says: August 22, 2019 at 5:00 pm GMT
In this camp Belloc would place the likes of John Derbyshire, who on the one hand concedes and shows awareness that Jews as a group hold incredible levels of influence and power within his own profession, but who levels heavy criticism against those who dare to speak explicitly on the subject.
I call you out mr. derbyshire. Why the reticence to call a kikeroach a Kikerocach?
Anonymous [373] Disclaimer , says: August 22, 2019 at 5:01 pm GMT
@The Nine Tailed Fox

Security is not what Jews are ever really seeking – that's merely a deceptive rationalization.

Good point. Reminds me of one of their favourite excuses for promoting anti-white migrations. The excuse is that they're feeling unsafe among the whites so they need more non-whites to blend in.

Needless to say, this narrative is transparently false. They were extremely safe among the whites until they fucked it up and – due to their small numbers in host countries – they could have blended in everywhere decades or even centuries ago.

Now, after decades of anti-white migrations, they're obviously less safe, less "blended in", but they want even more of the same. How curious. It almost looks like they won't feel "safe" as long as the whites exist.

That's pretty tragic because now a white goy like me honestly won't feel safe as long as they exist. They're causing their own destruction.

chris , says: August 22, 2019 at 5:03 pm GMT
@John Regan Great response John!

I totally agree especially the value of these great Catholic thinkers. Still, separating these men from their religion would have separated them from their identity. As in Chesterton: "for who would speak of separating a man from his skeleton ?" (If memory serves). Without their religion they would never have gotten into these battles but would have cynically observed things from the sidelines.

It seems like Beloc and to some extent Chesterton, when they win their arguments, they thrust not a sword but a Christian hand in friendship and get slaughtered.

DESERT FOX , says: August 22, 2019 at 5:05 pm GMT
@Durruti The zionist banking kabal fastened the unconstitutional FED and IRS on America and then came the zionist wars as you stated, and with these wars came debt and taxes and the deaths of hundreds of thousands of young Americans and 10's of millions of innocent civilians, all in the name of zionism!

To add insult to injury the zio/US and Israel and zio/Britain created and funded and supplied AL CIADA aka ISIS and all offshoots of the same to destroy Iraq and Syria and Yemen for zionist Israel, and to top it all off, the Israelis and zio/US deep state did the attack on 911 to get excuse to destroy the middle east!

God help us, for it is going to take divine intervention to save America, check trunews.com.

Rev. Spooner , says: August 22, 2019 at 5:08 pm GMT
@Counterinsurgency Never give up your guns.
Rev. Spooner , says: August 22, 2019 at 5:11 pm GMT
@Durruti Your comment was about George Orwell.
Sic Semper , says: August 22, 2019 at 5:43 pm GMT
@anarchyst I am really at the end of my Christian upbringing in this world of anti-christs. With each proselytization by the church and the enemies of man telling the faithful to bear more outrages, endure more persecutions and reward invasions with our bare necks, I have abandoned any connection to the church.

In the end Christianity can only exist in a stable end state civilization, where the population is homogenous and resources are stable. All of the "doing unto others" in a noble brotherhood goes out the window when you are marked for extermination and your children marked for rape and murder.

I cannot imagine any benevolent god asking his people to submit to the merciless in eternal outrage.

At this point Native Europeans are likely better off returning to Zeus and Odin as their gods in the face of the murderous hebraic god and his Mohammedan cousin – the "church's" version of Jesus as god simply ensures the Native European population of being sodomized to death by the twin devils of the Hebraic and Mohammedan gods.

If anything, Jesus must serve as an eternal reminder of what the Hebraics so unto the godly outside of their influence, they torture them to death.

Each time I see a crucifix, I think that is what jews do to all good. It is what they did to 100 Million of my European brothers and sisters barely a century ago and what they are to do to me and all who are like me as soon at the time is ripe – which if one is astute, can easily observe its proximity.

Sic Semper , says: August 22, 2019 at 5:54 pm GMT
@Miggle One must know that the Genocide of Christians at Mamilla now sees an Israeli parking lot built upon the mass grave of at least 90,000 European Christians whom were slaughtered by jews. the entire cemetery at Mamilla was destroyed by this itineration of hebraic mass murderers to build " the Simon Wiesenthal Museum of Tolerance" on top of the ancient graves of tens of thousands and the victims of hebraic mass murder.
Contrary to the words of the crucified Christ – THEY KNOW EXACTLY WHAT THEY DO.
Wally , says: August 22, 2019 at 6:13 pm GMT
@Anon Really?
Yet Orwell rejected the absurd & impossible 'Nazi gas chambers'.

from Zionist dominated Wikipedia:

Orwell Doubted the Gas Chambers

Orwell was an antisemite who even doubted the holocaust gas chambers. At the conclusion of the war in Europe, Orwell expressed doubt about the Allied account of events and posed the following question in his book Notes on Nationalism, "If liberty means anything at all, it means the right to tell people what they do not want to hear Is it true about the gas ovens in Poland?".
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Talk%3AGeorge_Orwell/Archive_1#Orwell_Doubted_the_Gas_Chambers

discussion on Orwell:
Orwell's 1984 and modern censorship
https://forum.codoh.com/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=12678

geokat62 , says: August 22, 2019 at 6:19 pm GMT

In this camp Belloc would place the likes of John Derbyshire, who on the one hand concedes and shows awareness that Jews as a group hold incredible levels of influence and power within his own profession, but who levels heavy criticism against those who dare to speak explicitly on the subject. Belloc describes such activity as "the great fault of our side which corresponds to the fault of secrecy upon theirs (127)."

Can I get an Oouch!

Finally, someone calls out the Derb for the coward he is!

Well done, Andrew Joyce.

Wally , says: Website August 22, 2019 at 6:22 pm GMT
@Priss Factor You have identified major factors as to why the fake "holocaust" narrative was contrived.
ex.:
Communist Jew, Bruno Baum, himself a member of the illegal 'partisans / terrorists', boasted after the war:

"The entire propaganda which started abroad, was made by us with the help of our Polish mates."
– Bruno Baum, "Wir funken aus der Hölle" in Deutsche Volkszeitung – Zentralorgan der KPD, Berlin 31.7.1945.; cf. B. Baum

Republic , says: August 22, 2019 at 6:52 pm GMT
An excellent article.

Does anyone know if there has even been a poll regarding the Jewish Question among Americans?

I understand that in 2006 a poll was conducted which showed only 20% of Americans said that the Jews controlled the Hollywood studios.

In the past many more people said that the Jews controlled Hollywood.

I suspect that the downward trend was due to increased Jewish control over the media.

anon [396] Disclaimer , says: August 22, 2019 at 7:09 pm GMT
@anarchyst > The only common thread

You Jew-worshipers always lie. "Christ, our Passover lamb, has been sacrificed." (1 Cor. 5:7 ) Who else celebrates Passover, but Jews and you wannabee-Jews?

chris , says: August 22, 2019 at 7:10 pm GMT
@chris "as who should speak of a man stripped of his armour of bones"
anon [396] Disclaimer , says: August 22, 2019 at 7:16 pm GMT
@Sic Semper > better off returning to Odin

Gad-Gawd-God-Gott-Gotin-Godin-Odin-Woden-Wotan are all variations of the same Teutonic name. Europeans can continue worshiping God, then need only stop conflating God with Jewhovah, since Jewhovah hates God anyway. "But you who forsake Yahweh, who forget my holy mountain, who prepare a table for God " (Isaiah 65:11) Prepare a table for God. Tell Jewhovah and his followers to fuck off.

John Regan , says: August 22, 2019 at 7:27 pm GMT
@chris

Great response John!

Thank you!

I totally agree especially the value of these great Catholic thinkers. Still, separating these men from their religion would have separated them from their identity. As in Chesterton: "for who would speak of separating a man from his skeleton ?" (If memory serves). Without their religion they would never have gotten into these battles but would have cynically observed things from the sidelines.

I don't know, I tend to think it lies more in a man's temperament than his specific ideology how he chooses to respond to his surroundings. The sort of thoughtful, idealistic soul which animates this sort of man would surely seek some sort of expression, even in the absence of the particular vessel of Roman Catholic religiosity. It would obviously not be precisely the same, but most probably not wholly cynical or apathetic either. For example, what would a hypothetical Belloc or Lewis have been like if grown up in a world where neo-Platonic, monistic or Islamic religion were dominant in England instead of Christianity? I think he would still be spiritually inclined and concerned for society, although of course it's impossible to "know" either way.

That said, I agree with you on the general point. All of these thinkers were deeply and sincerely committed to their creeds, and if one tried somehow to "remove" that from them as we know them historically , the result would be intellectual and spiritual mutilation. As they stand, their beliefs are inseparably part of their (flawed, but still inspiring) greatness. We latter-day students who would learn from their examples, however, will also do well to pay attention to their blind spots, as Mr. Joyce also emphasizes.

It seems like Beloc and to some extent Chesterton, when they win their arguments, they thrust not a sword but a Christian hand in friendship and get slaughtered.

All too true. To be fair, this is by no means a uniquely Christian failing, but one fairly common in European-derived, high-trust cultures (although Christian teachings often tend to exacerbate it). Even highly intelligent and otherwise perceptive men often fail to correctly assess the true meanness of opponents hailing from radically different backgrounds.

Trevor Hardy , says: August 22, 2019 at 7:32 pm GMT
@cranc Trump in his own way is imperiling the Jews. He is calling them out as Israel Firsters and is saying that the bad ones aren't sufficiently loyal to their own narrow-minded tribe, not exactly a noble character traits.
Bill Jones , says: August 22, 2019 at 7:34 pm GMT
Back to the central question:
Why do white men allow these people in their lands?
nickels , says: August 22, 2019 at 7:45 pm GMT
As I recall, Belloc's prime thesis was for the Jews to quit trying to move in the shadows and hide the differences between gentile and jew, and to act through deceit-a source of great ire to the gentile.
By that token the ADL and other militant 'antisemites everywhere' jews are going directly against his suggestions.
In general, Belloc held back to many punches, as he was trying to appeal to both sides of the aisle.
Belloc as a historian is beyond brilliant-I highly suggest his biographies to understand England and Europe through the stories of its pivotal characters.
anonymous lazer , says: August 22, 2019 at 7:56 pm GMT
@Republic In 1944 Americans were asked what was the Biggest threat to america. About 75 percent of them said the Jews.
Just a thought , says: August 22, 2019 at 8:00 pm GMT
Breitbart the Zionist mouthpiece had a front page article today screaming bloody murder about the "anti-Semite" NYTimes editor Tom Wright-Piersanti and demanding his head on a silver platter:
https://www.breitbart.com/the-media/2019/08/22/new-york-times-antisemitic-racist-tweets-politics-editor-violate-standards-considering-next-steps/

As Henry Ford said in his book The International Jew , published nearly a century ago in 1920, the Jews excel in ingratiating themselves to rulers and aristocrats of every society they live in. They then persuade these leaders to go to war against one another, in the process borrowing heavily from them. With each war, Jews on both sides profited handsomely, while more gentiles died. A win-win.

Two thousand years later, nothing has changed. Except now they have superpower status thanks to their total control of every institution of import in the US: from Wall Street to Hollywood, DC to SV and everywhere in between, the media, academia, judiciary. The only way for this to end is for America to end, most likely through a total collapse from within as we are picked clean and hollowed out, swamped over by the third world hordes by these fifth columnists.

Gandalf doesn't exist in real life. The only way to kill off Wormtongue is to kill off King Theoden of Rohan.

Moi , says: August 22, 2019 at 8:42 pm GMT
@Paul I'd think a good place to start at understanding Jews would be the Torah and Talmud.
chris , says: August 22, 2019 at 8:48 pm GMT
@John Regan Very good points again, about the nature of these great men and their unfortunate failings in stemming the tide that they saw coming upon their societies. And yes I see your point that in the absence of their deep faith, they would certainly not have been cowards, as the presence of a Phil Giraldi, Mr. Joyce and others might attest to.

We're also in agreement that irrespective of their value as human beings, their approach was bound to come up short as we've been 'privileged' to see. It pains me to say this but our only hope is in bankruptcy and other disasters, as well as in the dim hope that this Jewish monolith itself will begin to crack, though as so often in the past, this will serve the strategic goal of leading the opposition and returning to power via the other route.

anarchyst , says: August 22, 2019 at 8:50 pm GMT
@anon Not a jew or "jew worshiper" at all. It might interest you to know that Jesus Christ was NOT a "Pharasaic jew" but was of the obscure Essene sect which espoused many Christian-like (and jew averse) principles.
It is YOU who need to "get a life" and refrain from name-calling. Your name-calling exposes your juvenile behavior. Grow up, already!
Montefrío , says: August 22, 2019 at 8:50 pm GMT
@DanFromCT I worked on Wall St in a number of capacities. My sponsor for the Series 7 was what was called a "Jewish house", but I am not Jewish. My first mentor was a Jewish principal of the firm, a frustrated classical violinist from South America and a highly intelligent and fine individual who made sure I received continuing education as an analyst. He confided in me that the head of the firm "detested" Christians and that I couldn't advance because of that. He then hooked me up with what was then known as a "white" house, aka a "white shoe" firm at which there was no barrier to advancement. My grandfather, a banker, was mentored and later partnered with a Jewish man. I have a long history with Jewish folks, most all of it highly positive in terms of personal experience.

That said, I was fortunate to be able to leave the game at age 52 and was overjoyed to have done so. Finance is on balance a vile profession and as a long-time subsidiarity fan Sadly, however, few "average" Americans and Europeans have much interest in learning the workings of finance and little opportunity to do so in any case. As anyone with experience in the field knows, it's a secretive and closed shop. Its sole intention is to acquire wealth and perhaps power. It has no redeeming qualities, no altruism, little fraternal loyalty and thimble-rig ethics.

A worthwhile read is a book (novel) unfortunately not available in English to my knowledge. I tried to acquire translation rights, but was unable to do so: El Kahal y Oro by Hugo Wast. It paints an ugly portrait of Jewish conspiracy at a treasonous level, assuming the author's basic premise is true. I have nearly all of Belloc's work, including The Jews and have written published essays about him and his work. I consider him one of the 20th Century's "must read" authors for anyone who values his/her European heritage.

Digital Samizdat , says: August 22, 2019 at 9:02 pm GMT
@Sic Semper I already used up my button for the hour, so lemme just say: I could not agree more with your comment. That's exactly how I feel these days.

Can you imagine if Frank had been pope more than a thousand years ago when the Saracen hordes were invading Europe? He'd be to busy washing their damn feet to call a crusade!

Digital Samizdat , says: August 22, 2019 at 9:09 pm GMT

There are "innumerable men who would express publicly on Jews what they continually express in private, but who conceal their feelings for fear that their salaries may be lost or their modest enterprises wrecked, their investments lowered, and their position ruined (263)."

That's me right there!

Thank god for Unz–this website is a real lifeline, a place where I can relax and just be myself.

Jake , says: August 22, 2019 at 9:10 pm GMT
The Jewish Problem is religious and theological. Its rise in Europe began with the Reformation (all Reformers Judaized at least by focusing on Jews as experts on the Old Testament), and it took off like a wildfire in northwestern Europe when Jews expelled from Spain congregated primarily in the Netherlands, and there made very close friends with the first wave of Protestants. Jews were the primary publishers of Protestant tracts in most countries, and Jews became bankers to a significant degree for all Protestant princes and republics. Protestantism developing naturally into secularism meant doors were wide open across Europe with the 19th century.

That pattern is one of rebellion against Christ and Christendom that sees Jews being piggybacked into positions of great wealth and power. The rebellion against Christ and Christendom is what led to this world we now have in which Jews are free to wage permanent culture war. Continued rebellion against Christ and Christendom will continue that pattern. Jews love white Gentiles being atheist or agnostic or Nordic pagan wannabee, like so many who congregate at the Occidental Observer or VDARE. Just like Jews delight in whites becoming Mohammedan, which means embracing cultural and religious Semitism.

Kolya Krassotkin , says: August 22, 2019 at 9:13 pm GMT
@Bill Jones They had historically been tax collectors for the king and other nobility.

A major milestone in the development of Parliament and self-governance was when Edward I expelled them from England and was forced to call together the English nobility and representatives of the people to collect taxes. (Let Mel Gibson say what he wants, Edward I was one of England's greatest kings.)

Jake , says: August 22, 2019 at 9:22 pm GMT
@Moi The Talmud is the written form of the 'oral law' of the Pharisees that Jesus said meant that Satan, not Abraham, was the spiritual father of the Pharisees. The Talmud is absolutely necessary to understanding Jews as a people who in every era and locale will produce large numbers of radicals who intend to ruin anything even redolent of historic Christianity and any white people seen as even a possibility to play a role in an attempt to revive Christendom.
Fuerchtegott , says: August 22, 2019 at 9:28 pm GMT
@Paul Still it is advantageous to not be around Jews at all.
Jake , says: August 22, 2019 at 9:30 pm GMT
@geokat62 The Derb is not a coward in any sense. He is a natural product of WASP culture, which was formed fully by the Judaizing heresy Anglo-Saxon Puritanism.

WASP culture spread that affinity for all things Jewish around the globe.

WASP Empire is Anglo-Zionist Empire.

Sic Semper , says: August 22, 2019 at 9:39 pm GMT
@Digital Samizdat Kosherists have always seized peoples by their leaders first. I am hard pressed to recall anytime in Catholicism where the church protected the faithful. I spent a dozen years in catholic schools, underwent the sacraments and all along was told how unworthy I was, while child rapists preyed upon my classmates. That has always been the control the church has by convincing its faithful that they are cheap unworthy sacrifices to an invisible god who demands their subservience and sacrifice.

As the Christian people face existential threats from entities who proclaim their adherents to be supermen whose excretory waste is even considered "holy" – the juxtaposition of faiths and the extreme disadvantages we are left at are glaring.

It is now impossible to be a Christian. We are preyed upon at every turn like sardines among a feeding frenzy of sharks. Some of those sharks wear Catholic vestments and wag their fingers proclaiming us in violation of our faith as they cut deals with the other sharks.

A noble brotherhood doing unto others will not survive long preyed upon by sharks and offering no defense of their own.

annamaria , says: August 22, 2019 at 9:44 pm GMT
@Priss Factor " Jewish personality is closer to the Germanic, and the most influential Jews were of Germanic influence"
-- Not necessarily when you learn about Jews living in different civilizations.
Anonymous [373] Disclaimer , says: August 22, 2019 at 9:59 pm GMT
@Sic Semper

At this point Native Europeans are likely better off returning to Zeus and Odin as their gods in the face of the murderous hebraic god and his Mohammedan cousin

Probably true for many. We need to recommit ourselves to naked, earthly survival in the coming years because that's where the battle started decades ago.

Theodore , says: August 22, 2019 at 10:04 pm GMT
@Miggle The book is available on Library Genesis. Here seems to be the relevant portion:

The fifteenth of August had been fixed in the council of Clermont for the departure of the pilgrims; but the day was anticipated by the thoughtless and needy crowd of plebeians, and I shall briefly despatch the calamities which they inflicted and suffered, before I enter on the more serious and successful enterprise of the chiefs. Early in the spring, from the confines of France and Lorraine, above sixty thousand of the populace of both sexes flocked round the first missionary of the crusade, and pressed him with clamorous importunity to lead them to the holy sepulchre. The hermit, assuming the character, without the talents or authority, of a general, impelled or obeyed the forward impulse of his votaries along the banks of the Rhine and Danube. Their wants and numbers soon compelled them to separate, and his lieutenant, Walter the Penniless, a valiant though needy soldier, conducted a van guard of pilgrims, whose condition may be determined from the proportion of eight horsemen to fifteen thousand foot. The example and footsteps of Peter were closely pursued by another fanatic, the monk Godescal, whose sermons had swept away fifteen or twenty thousand peasants from the villages of Germany. Their rear was again pressed by a herd of two hundred thousand, the most stupid and savage refuse of the people, who mingled with their devotion a brutal license of rapine, prostitution, and drunkenness. Some counts and gentlemen, at the head of three thousand horse, attended the motions of the multitude to partake in the spoil; but their genuine leaders (may we credit such folly?) were a goose and a goat, who were carried in the front, and to whom these worthy Christians ascribed an infusion of the divine spirit. Of these, and of other bands of enthusiasts, the first and most easy warfare was against the Jews, the murderers of the Son of God. In the trading cities of the Moselle and the Rhine, their colonies were numerous and rich; and they enjoyed, under the protection of the emperor and the bishops, the free exercise of their religion. At Verdun, Treves, Mentz, Spires, Worms, many thousands of that unhappy people were pillaged and massacred: nor had they felt a more bloody stroke since the persecution of Hadrian. A remnant was saved by the firmness of their bishops, who accepted a feigned and transient conversion; but the more obstinate Jews opposed their fanaticism to the fanaticism of the Christians, barricadoed their houses, and precipitating themselves, their families, and their wealth, into the rivers or the flames, disappointed the malice, or at least the avarice, of their implacable foes.

Perhaps the date is incorrect and it was 1096 rather than 1066. Please check the date "1096 AD" and come back to me

Sic Semper , says: August 22, 2019 at 10:05 pm GMT
@Fuerchtegott "Still it is advantageous to not be around Jews at all." Truer words have never been said. However, in an age where every information resource is owned and tightly controlled by this menace and sees their ever tightening grasp of the "truth" they want told, it is impossible to avoid them. The argument then becomes that only one who has dealt with the malevolence firsthand in their unguarded and uncontrolled moments can fully understand the abject malice they hold us in. Only when they let their facade slip in person can one understand how ugly they are.

Anti-semitism is a communicable disease spread by any contact with jews themselves.

Live long enough amongst any in an arena where they intend to dominate, it is impossible to not understand the persecution that the valiant Palestinian peoples – the modern Christs being tortured to death face daily.

They wage terror against the gentile. Preying upon them, committing outrage after outrage and inviting reprisals to prove how they are the victims always. Gentiles soon surrender their principles, their children and later their homes to this malignancy. It is systematic and total, from the local schools, to the local bureaucrats – jews field armies against the gentile.

I have lived it for 40+years now. The outrages mount every day. Even my puppy was poisoned by a yarmulke wearer when I was a little boy – the kosherist enjoyed pleasuring himself while looking in our windows to underage children and an attractive "shiksa" wife of a gentile, a young watch dog alerting the gentile was an inconvenience that a little Draino mixed in the dog's food when it was placed outside would solve. Fortunately he was witnessed and the plate of food taken away before the puppy tasted it. Police were called, court appearances held the gentile mustn't leave their puppy in their backyard where he wil alert of the noble jew pleasuring himself while looking in our windows.

The entire neighborhood was united in their abject hatred of a gentile family signing petitions and sending "hate mail" while vandalizing at every turn our property and going so far as to smash Christmas lights and ghastly slit a child's jack o'lantern with butcher knives.

As alway, never expect a court or police in such hebraic occupied lands to side with the gentile victims.

The time will come. As Samuel Roth wrote "The next time you read about a particularly bloody pogrom and pause to wonder how Christians, dedicated to a religion of mercy, can exercise so much brutality against the Jews, remember that the Jew wheedles all the mercy out of his neighbors in the ordinary course of business. He lies and cheats until he is caught. When caught, instead of accepting punishment, he moans and tears his hair, invokes the sores of ancestors in their graves and living relations at the point of death in hospitals, until the wronged gentile, nauseated, lets him go. Then, thumbing his nose at the gentile behind his back, the Jew goes about his business the same way, lying and cheating now doubly to make up for lost time. A pogrom is usually the climax of years of such relentless goading. Do you wonder that when the final reckoning comes the gentile is absolutely merciless?"

-- Samuel Roth, Jews Must Live, Ch. 13, p. 206, f/n 31 [expurgated chapter]

We again shall be merciless.

Gg Mo , says: August 22, 2019 at 10:07 pm GMT
@Dan Hayes It is a shame that GKC sided with the Bankers in WWI. Producing propoganda for *their* revenge against the Austrian/Germans
Wally , says: August 22, 2019 at 10:13 pm GMT
@anonymous lazer Source please.
Sic Semper , says: August 22, 2019 at 10:22 pm GMT
@Anonymous All higher religions and philosophical understandings state to do good, live in peace and prosperity. Christianity handicaps its adherents by convincing them to live at the mercy of others. In a world where the global native European population is openly demonized in service of a mounting genocide, such a handicap eases such an extermination.

Christ spoke of the metaphysical to a rural population in a time before science. His language was spoken to the illiterate of "fathers" and "heaven" – a reading by a modern man free of the vestiges of canon and open to understanding of spiritual realms and dimensions reads so much more into what was written and interpreted to subjugate in the name of religious orders and for the profits of high priests.

The church we have been saddled with is not of any spiritual realm, but of a physical who demanded tithes of flesh. It is an ancient order who continues now to collect its pound of flesh but no longer for any priestly masters, but for the enemies of this god and man itself.

anon [396] Disclaimer , says: August 22, 2019 at 10:31 pm GMT
@Jake You Catholics are Jew-worshipers too, as it states in the Catechism of the Catholic Church, "To the Jews 'belong the sonship, the glory, the covenants, the giving of the law, the worship.'" Even the Catholics' Pope says, and I directly quote him, "Inside every Christian is a Jew." It's time you man-up and take responsibility, instead of trying to shift blame.
Bardon Kaldian , says: August 22, 2019 at 10:31 pm GMT
@BCB232 Actually- food for thought re Spielberg .
Republic , says: August 22, 2019 at 10:35 pm GMT
@geokat62 Any American who openly names the Jews is taken out. A few days ago, the you tube account of Dr E Michael Jones was banned from that platform.

He has written some very informative books, like The Jewish Revolutionary Spirit: and its impact on world history. His video, The Goy Guide to world history is a very good introduction for those people not familiar with the Jewish Question

Jones's videos are still available on his website, culturewars.com and on bitChute

Brewer , says: August 22, 2019 at 10:37 pm GMT
@Ilya G Poimandres "The Jewish people will assimilate and coexist peacefully when God given chosenness – a denial of religion (the need for self improvement) and an acceptance of ideology (the need for other improvement, 'light unto the nations') – is expunged from their faith. "
Excellent comment.
Exceptionalism lies at the heart of every troublesome issue involving Israel and Jewish activism.
Colonial oppression and dispossession – proscribed but OK if Israel/Jews do it.
Race/religion based State – proscribed but OK if Israel/Jews do it.
Assassination – proscribed but OK if Israel/Jews do it.
Territory taken through War – proscribed but OK if Israel/Jews do it.
Racial segregation – proscribed but OK if Israel/Jews do it.
Imprisonment without trial – proscribed but OK if Israel/Jews do it.
Shooting unarmed protestors – proscribed but OK if Israel/Jews do it.
The list is long
Gg Mo , says: August 22, 2019 at 10:38 pm GMT
@DESERT FOX Global Chabad Lubavitch is compromised of Several compromised world leaders. See Putin and His Rabbi Lazar etc etc etc
anon [396] Disclaimer , says: August 22, 2019 at 10:38 pm GMT
@anarchyst Who cares what kind of Jew Jewsus was? He was still a Jewish Rabbi, who taught in the Synagogues, and was quite popular among the Jews. Says so right in the Jew Testament in Luke 4:15. Your attempt to make Jesus into some obscure Jew is a dishonest scam. He was praised by "EVERY" Jew, if the Jew Testament is correct. Go read it yourself.
geokat62 , says: August 22, 2019 at 11:03 pm GMT
@Jake

The Derb is not a coward in any sense.

If these are not the words of a coward, I don't know what are:

Yes, indeed I was, and am, "afraid of offending Jews." Of course I am! For a person like myself, a Gentile who is a very minor name in American opinion journalism, desirous of ascending to some slightly less minor status, ticking off Jews is a very, very bad career strategy.

http://jewcy.com/post/wrestling_with_derbyshires_law

How people continue to follow this coward's writings is beyond me.

Eric Blair , says: August 22, 2019 at 11:54 pm GMT
I went with some friends to see a poetry presentation by a jewish writer I found it terrible and mediocre rants, But my jewish fiedn said that I was Uneducated and unable to understand it He cited a (jewish) literary critic that praise the work. I told him I find many jewish comedians NOT funny, at all I a christian gentile MUST laugh while a jewish comedian blasphemes my religion with rabid (Unfanny hatred), otherwise I am not smart enought later teh same comdeian is promoting his Christmas special TV show?? Sometimes I just feel that WE the NONjews MUST exist in a Jewish Matrix of Power almost like robots accepting ALL jewish directives without ever questioning its accuracy, authority, etc. Its a MATRIX of power enforce since birth, early schooling, politics, media, academics, institutional, etc. BUT what happens when REALITY, FACTS, concrete tangible objective rationality clash with jewish narrative? then we enter the world of ANTIsemitism which MUST be enforce RE/enforce its validity however absurd it is. The fact that Jews must use violence, censorship, etc. that means They KNOW they are wrong they are lying..they lost the DEBATE the intellectual debate It si not that jews are super intelligent its is that they have the power to kill ideas, destroy much brighter opponents, by cheating, rigging the system. IF I run a red light while driving I will probably pay a hefty fine, higher insurance rates, lose my license etc JEWS break the RULES all the time steal, robe, kill, defraud, deceive, etc. without punishment??? it seems that the LEGAL codes of their respective nations (of residency) NEVER apply to jews..why not?? can the USA govt audit the ADL,? SPLC? ACLU? WJCongress???
Robert Dolan , says: August 22, 2019 at 11:59 pm GMT
@geokat62 Okay .to be fair ..I could rattle off a VERY long list of writers who are afraid of the nose.

The list of big balls is a short list with Duke and KMAC at the top with maybe a half dozen more brave souls.

MOST people are afraid. Ramzpaul did a recent clip where he warned people to be careful and not run head first into machine gun fire. He wasn't cucking, he was simply alerting people to the very real dangers.

On the other hand, cucking didn't help Alex Jones, or Gavin ..and Trump is the biggest cuck of all and it doesn't help him either.

I keep hoping for the day when ALL of us stand up and yell, "I'M MAD AS HELL AND I'M NOT GONNA TAKE IT ANYMORE!"

[Aug 21, 2019] Manufacturing Mass Fascism Hysteria by C.J. Hopkins

Aug 21, 2019 | www.unz.com

If the neoliberal ruling classes expect to keep the American masses worked up into a white-eyed hysteria over "fascism" until November 2020, they're going to need to get some better Nazis. The current Nazis are just not going to cut it. They are neither scary nor Nazi enough. OK, the militia ones look kind of scary, and that "Based Spartan" guy looks kind of uh, weird, but most of them just look like regular old rednecks. How hard would it be to get them some brown shirts, or those khaki pants like they wore in Charlottesville, or some other type of Nazi-like uniform?

And some jackboots. People love those jackboots.

Seriously, the Resistance need to get their official narrative optics in order, and they need to do it without delay. Millions of liberals are standing by to be brainwashed into a year-long frenzy of manufactured mass "fascism" hysteria, but they are going to need some halfway convincing Nazis to spastically freak out over. A few hundred bozos in MAGA hats parading around with American flags does not exactly a Sturmabteilung make.

[Aug 20, 2019] American Pravda How the CIA Invented Conspiracy Theories by Ron Unz

Notable quotes:
"... Obviously, a large fraction of everything described by our government leaders or presented in the pages of our most respectable newspapers -- from the 9/11 attacks to the most insignificant local case of petty urban corruption -- could objectively be categorized as a "conspiracy theory" but such words are never applied. ..."
"... Put another way, there are good "conspiracy theories" and bad "conspiracy theories," with the former being the ones promoted by pundits on mainstream television shows and hence never described as such ..."
"... by the time we attacked Iraq in 2003, polls revealed that some 70% of the American public believed that Saddam was personally involved in the destruction of our World Trade Center. By that date I don't doubt that many millions of patriotic but low-information Americans would have angrily denounced and vilified as a "crazy conspiracy theorist" anyone with the temerity to suggest that Saddam had not been behind 9/11, despite almost no one in authority having ever explicitly made such a fallacious claim. ..."
"... Based on an important FOIA disclosure, the book's headline revelation was that the CIA was very likely responsible for the widespread introduction of "conspiracy theory" as a term of political abuse, having orchestrated that development as a deliberate means of influencing public opinion. ..."
"... So as a means of damage control, the CIA distributed a secret memo to all its field offices requesting that they enlist their media assets in efforts to ridicule and attack such critics as irrational supporters of "conspiracy theories." Soon afterward, there suddenly appeared statements in the media making those exact points, with some of the wording, arguments, and patterns of usage closely matching those CIA guidelines. The result was a huge spike in the pejorative use of the phrase, which spread throughout the American media, with the residual impact continueing right down to the present day. Thus, there is considerable evidence in support of this particular "conspiracy theory" explaining the widespread appearance of attacks on "conspiracy theories" in the public media. ..."
"... But although the CIA appears to have effectively manipulated public opinion in order to transform the phrase "conspiracy theory" into a powerful weapon of ideological combat, the author also describes how the necessary philosophical ground had actually been prepared a couple of decades earlier. Around the time of the Second World War, an important shift in political theory caused a huge decline in the respectability of any "conspiratorial" explanation of historical events. ..."
"... Meanwhile, Strauss, a founding figure in modern neo-conservative thought, was equally harsh in his attacks upon conspiracy analysis, but for polar-opposite reasons. In his mind, elite conspiracies were absolutely necessary and beneficial, a crucial social defense against anarchy or totalitarianism, but their effectiveness obviously depended upon keeping them hidden from the prying eyes of the ignorant masses. His main problem with "conspiracy theories" was not that they were always false, but they might often be true, and therefore their spread was potentially disruptive to the smooth functioning of society. So as a matter of self-defense, elites needed to actively suppress or otherwise undercut the unauthorized investigation of suspected conspiracies. ..."
"... This argument may be more than purely hypothetical. A crucial turning point in America's renewed Cold War against Russia was the passage of the 2012 Magnitsky Act by Congress, punitively targeting various supposedly corrupt Russian officials for their alleged involvement in the illegal persecution and death of an employee of Bill Browder, an American hedge-fund manager with large Russian holdings. However, there's actually quite a bit of evidence that it was Browder himself who was actually the mastermind and beneficiary of the gigantic corruption scheme, while his employee was planning to testify against him and was therefore fearful of his life for that reason. Naturally, the American media has provided scarcely a single mention of these remarkable revelations regarding what might amount to a gigantic Magnitsky Hoax of geopolitical significance. ..."
"... To some extent the creation of the Internet and the vast proliferation of alternative media outlets, including my own small webzine , have somewhat altered this depressing picture. So it is hardly surprising that a very substantial fraction of the discussion dominating these Samizdat-like publications concerns exactly those subjects regularly condemned as "crazy conspiracy theories" by our mainstream media organs. ..."
"... Such unfiltered speculation must surely be a source of considerable irritation and worry to government officials who have long relied upon the complicity of their tame media organs to allow their serious misdeeds to pass unnoticed and unpunished. Indeed, several years ago a senior Obama Administration official argued that the free discussion of various "conspiracy theories" on the Internet was so potentially harmful that government agents should be recruited to "cognitively infiltrate" and disrupt them, essentially proposing a high-tech version of the highly controversial Cointelpro operations undertaken by J. Edgar Hoover's FBI. ..."
Sep 05, 2016 | www.unz.com

A year or two ago, I saw the much-touted science fiction film Interstellar , and although the plot wasn't any good, one early scene was quite amusing. For various reasons, the American government of the future claimed that our Moon Landings of the late 1960s had been faked, a trick aimed at winning the Cold War by bankrupting Russia into fruitless space efforts of its own. This inversion of historical reality was accepted as true by nearly everyone, and those few people who claimed that Neil Armstrong had indeed set foot on the Moon were universally ridiculed as "crazy conspiracy theorists." This seems a realistic portrayal of human nature to me.

Obviously, a large fraction of everything described by our government leaders or presented in the pages of our most respectable newspapers -- from the 9/11 attacks to the most insignificant local case of petty urban corruption -- could objectively be categorized as a "conspiracy theory" but such words are never applied. Instead, use of that highly loaded phrase is reserved for those theories, whether plausible or fanciful, that do not possess the endorsement stamp of establishmentarian approval.

Put another way, there are good "conspiracy theories" and bad "conspiracy theories," with the former being the ones promoted by pundits on mainstream television shows and hence never described as such. I've sometimes joked with people that if ownership and control of our television stations and other major media outlets suddenly changed, the new information regime would require only a few weeks of concerted effort to totally invert all of our most famous "conspiracy theories" in the minds of the gullible American public. The notion that nineteen Arabs armed with box-cutters hijacked several jetliners, easily evaded our NORAD air defenses, and reduced several landmark buildings to rubble would soon be universally ridiculed as the most preposterous "conspiracy theory" ever to have gone straight from the comic books into the minds of the mentally ill, easily surpassing the absurd "lone gunman" theory of the JFK assassination.

Even without such changes in media control, huge shifts in American public beliefs have frequently occurred in the recent past, merely on the basis of implied association. In the initial weeks and months following the 2001 attacks, every American media organ was enlisted to denounce and vilify Osama Bin Laden, the purported Islamicist master-mind, as our greatest national enemy, with his bearded visage endlessly appearing on television and in print, soon becoming one of the most recognizable faces in the world. But as the Bush Administration and its key media allies prepared a war against Iraq, the images of the Burning Towers were instead regularly juxtaposed with mustachioed photos of dictator Saddam Hussein, Bin Laden's arch-enemy. As a consequence, by the time we attacked Iraq in 2003, polls revealed that some 70% of the American public believed that Saddam was personally involved in the destruction of our World Trade Center. By that date I don't doubt that many millions of patriotic but low-information Americans would have angrily denounced and vilified as a "crazy conspiracy theorist" anyone with the temerity to suggest that Saddam had not been behind 9/11, despite almost no one in authority having ever explicitly made such a fallacious claim.

These factors of media manipulation were very much in my mind a couple of years ago when I stumbled across a short but fascinating book published by the University of Texas academic press. The author of Conspiracy Theory in America was Prof. Lance deHaven-Smith, a former president of the Florida Political Science Association.

Based on an important FOIA disclosure, the book's headline revelation was that the CIA was very likely responsible for the widespread introduction of "conspiracy theory" as a term of political abuse, having orchestrated that development as a deliberate means of influencing public opinion.

During the mid-1960s there had been increasing public skepticism about the Warren Commission findings that a lone gunman, Lee Harvey Oswald, had been solely responsible for President Kennedy's assassination, and growing suspicions that top-ranking American leaders had also been involved. So as a means of damage control, the CIA distributed a secret memo to all its field offices requesting that they enlist their media assets in efforts to ridicule and attack such critics as irrational supporters of "conspiracy theories." Soon afterward, there suddenly appeared statements in the media making those exact points, with some of the wording, arguments, and patterns of usage closely matching those CIA guidelines. The result was a huge spike in the pejorative use of the phrase, which spread throughout the American media, with the residual impact continueing right down to the present day. Thus, there is considerable evidence in support of this particular "conspiracy theory" explaining the widespread appearance of attacks on "conspiracy theories" in the public media.

But although the CIA appears to have effectively manipulated public opinion in order to transform the phrase "conspiracy theory" into a powerful weapon of ideological combat, the author also describes how the necessary philosophical ground had actually been prepared a couple of decades earlier. Around the time of the Second World War, an important shift in political theory caused a huge decline in the respectability of any "conspiratorial" explanation of historical events.

For decades prior to that conflict, one of our most prominent scholars and public intellectuals had been historian Charles Beard , whose influential writings had heavily focused on the harmful role of various elite conspiracies in shaping American policy for the benefit of the few at the expense of the many, with his examples ranging from the earliest history of the United States down to the nation's entry into WWI. Obviously, researchers never claimed that all major historical events had hidden causes, but it was widely accepted that some of them did, and attempting to investigate those possibilities was deemed a perfectly acceptable academic enterprise.

However, Beard was a strong opponent of American entry into the Second World War, and he was marginalized in the years that followed, even prior to his death in 1948. Many younger public intellectuals of a similar bent also suffered the same fate, or were even purged from respectability and denied any access to the mainstream media. At the same time, the totally contrary perspectives of two European political philosophers, Karl Popper and Leo Strauss , gradually gained ascendancy in American intellectual circles, and their ideas became dominant in public life.

Popper, the more widely influential, presented broad, largely theoretical objections to the very possibility of important conspiracies ever existing, suggesting that these would be implausibly difficult to implement given the fallibility of human agents; what might appear a conspiracy actually amounted to individual actors pursuing their narrow aims. Even more importantly, he regarded "conspiratorial beliefs" as an extremely dangerous social malady, a major contributing factor to the rise of Nazism and other deadly totalitarian ideologies. His own background as an individual of Jewish ancestry who had fled Austria in 1937 surely contributed to the depth of his feelings on these philosophical matters.

Meanwhile, Strauss, a founding figure in modern neo-conservative thought, was equally harsh in his attacks upon conspiracy analysis, but for polar-opposite reasons. In his mind, elite conspiracies were absolutely necessary and beneficial, a crucial social defense against anarchy or totalitarianism, but their effectiveness obviously depended upon keeping them hidden from the prying eyes of the ignorant masses. His main problem with "conspiracy theories" was not that they were always false, but they might often be true, and therefore their spread was potentially disruptive to the smooth functioning of society. So as a matter of self-defense, elites needed to actively suppress or otherwise undercut the unauthorized investigation of suspected conspiracies.

Even for most educated Americans, theorists such as Beard, Popper, and Strauss are probably no more than vague names mentioned in textbooks, and that was certainly true in my own case. But while the influence of Beard seems to have largely disappeared in elite circles, the same is hardly true of his rivals. Popper probably ranks as one of the founders of modern liberal thought, with an individual as politically influential as left-liberal financier George Soros claiming to be his intellectual disciple . Meanwhile, the neo-conservative thinkers who have totally dominated the Republican Party and the Conservative Movement for the last couple of decades often proudly trace their ideas back to Strauss.

So, through a mixture of Popperian and Straussian thinking, the traditional American tendency to regard elite conspiracies as a real but harmful aspect of our society was gradually stigmatized as either paranoid or politically dangerous, laying the conditions for its exclusion from respectable discourse.

By 1964, this intellectual revolution had largely been completed, as indicated by the overwhelmingly positive reaction to the famous article by political scientist Richard Hofstadter critiquing the so-called "paranoid style" in American politics , which he denounced as the underlying cause of widespread popular belief in implausible conspiracy theories. To a considerable extent, he seemed to be attacking straw men, recounting and ridiculing the most outlandish conspiratorial beliefs, while seeming to ignore the ones that had been proven correct. For example, he described how some of the more hysterical anti-Communists claimed that tens of thousands of Red Chinese troops were hidden in Mexico, preparing an attack on San Diego, while he failed to even acknowledge that for years Communist spies had indeed served near the very top of the U.S. government. Not even the most conspiratorially minded individual suggests that all alleged conspiracies are true, merely that some of them might be.

Most of these shifts in public sentiment occurred before I was born or when I was a very young child, and my own views were shaped by the rather conventional media narratives that I absorbed. Hence, for nearly my entire life, I always automatically dismissed all of the so-called "conspiracy theories" as ridiculous, never once even considering that any of them might possibly be true.

To the extent that I ever thought about the matter, my reasoning was simple and based on what seemed like good, solid common sense. Any conspiracy responsible for some important public event must surely have many separate "moving parts" to it, whether actors or actions taken, let us say numbering at least 100 or more. Now given the imperfect nature of all attempts at concealment, it would surely be impossible for all of these to be kept entirely hidden. So even if a conspiracy were initially 95% successful in remaining undetected, five major clues would still be left in plain sight for investigators to find. And once the buzzing cloud of journalists noticed these, such blatant evidence of conspiracy would certainly attract an additional swarm of energetic investigators, tracing those items back to their origins, with more pieces gradually being uncovered until the entire cover-up likely collapsed. Even if not all the crucial facts were ever determined, at least the simple conclusion that there had indeed been some sort of conspiracy would quickly become established.

However, there was a tacit assumption in my reasoning, one that I have since decided was entirely false. Obviously, many potential conspiracies either involve powerful governmental officials or situations in which their disclosure would represent a source of considerable embarrassment to such individuals. But I had always assumed that even if government failed in its investigatory role, the dedicated bloodhounds of the Fourth Estate would invariably come through, tirelessly seeking truth, ratings, and Pulitzers. However, once I gradually began realizing that the media was merely "Our American Pravda" and perhaps had been so for decades, I suddenly recognized the flaw in my logic. If those five -- or ten or twenty or fifty -- initial clues were simply ignored by the media, whether through laziness, incompetence, or much less venial sins, then there would be absolutely nothing to prevent successful conspiracies from taking place and remaining undetected, perhaps even the most blatant and careless ones.

In fact, I would extend this notion to a general principle. Substantial control of the media is almost always an absolute prerequisite for any successful conspiracy, the greater the degree of control the better. So when weighing the plausibility of any conspiracy, the first matter to investigate is who controls the local media and to what extent.

Let us consider a simple thought-experiment. For various reasons these days, the entire American media is extraordinarily hostile to Russia, certainly much more so than it ever was toward the Communist Soviet Union during the 1970s and 1980s. Hence I would argue that the likelihood of any large-scale Russian conspiracy taking place within the operative zone of those media organs is virtually nil. Indeed, we are constantly bombarded with stories of alleged Russian conspiracies that appear to be "false positives," dire allegations seemingly having little factual basis or actually being totally ridiculous. Meanwhile, even the crudest sort of anti-Russian conspiracy might easily occur without receiving any serious mainstream media notice or investigation.

This argument may be more than purely hypothetical. A crucial turning point in America's renewed Cold War against Russia was the passage of the 2012 Magnitsky Act by Congress, punitively targeting various supposedly corrupt Russian officials for their alleged involvement in the illegal persecution and death of an employee of Bill Browder, an American hedge-fund manager with large Russian holdings. However, there's actually quite a bit of evidence that it was Browder himself who was actually the mastermind and beneficiary of the gigantic corruption scheme, while his employee was planning to testify against him and was therefore fearful of his life for that reason. Naturally, the American media has provided scarcely a single mention of these remarkable revelations regarding what might amount to a gigantic Magnitsky Hoax of geopolitical significance.

To some extent the creation of the Internet and the vast proliferation of alternative media outlets, including my own small webzine , have somewhat altered this depressing picture. So it is hardly surprising that a very substantial fraction of the discussion dominating these Samizdat-like publications concerns exactly those subjects regularly condemned as "crazy conspiracy theories" by our mainstream media organs.

Such unfiltered speculation must surely be a source of considerable irritation and worry to government officials who have long relied upon the complicity of their tame media organs to allow their serious misdeeds to pass unnoticed and unpunished. Indeed, several years ago a senior Obama Administration official argued that the free discussion of various "conspiracy theories" on the Internet was so potentially harmful that government agents should be recruited to "cognitively infiltrate" and disrupt them, essentially proposing a high-tech version of the highly controversial Cointelpro operations undertaken by J. Edgar Hoover's FBI.

Until just a few years ago I'd scarcely even heard of Charles Beard, once ranked among the towering figures of 20th century American intellectual life . But the more I've discovered the number of serious crimes and disasters that have completely escaped substantial media scrutiny, the more I wonder what other matters may still remain hidden. So perhaps Beard was correct all along in recognizing the respectability of "conspiracy theories," and we should return to his traditional American way of thinking, notwithstanding endless conspiratorial propaganda campaigns by the CIA and others to persuade us that we should dismiss such notions without any serious consideration.

[Aug 20, 2019] When, If Ever, Can We Lay This Burden Down by Pat Buchanan

Pat lost its touch with reality " Around the world, America is involved in quarrels, clashes and confrontations with almost too many nations to count." That's what empires do. Why he can't understand this simple fact?
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Friday, President Donald Trump met in New Jersey with his national security advisers and envoy Zalmay Khalilzad, who is negotiating with the Taliban to bring about peace, and a U.S. withdrawal from America's longest war.

U.S. troops have been fighting in Afghanistan since 2001, in a war that has cost 2,400 American lives.

Following the meeting, Trump tweeted, "Many on the opposite sides of this 19 year war, and us, are looking to make a deal -- if possible!"

Some, however, want no deal; they are fighting for absolute power.

Saturday, a wedding in Kabul with a thousand guests was hit by a suicide bomber who, igniting his vest, massacred 63 people and wounded 200 in one of the greatest atrocities of the war. ISIS claimed responsibility.

Monday, 10 bombs exploded in restaurants and public squares in the eastern city of Jalalabad, wounding 66.

Trump is pressing Khalilzad to negotiate drawdowns of U.S. troop levels from the present 14,000, and to bring about a near-term end to U.S. involvement in a war that began after we overthrew the old Taliban regime for giving sanctuary to Osama bin Laden.

Is it too soon to ask: What have we gained from our longest war? Was all the blood and treasure invested worth it? And what does the future hold?

If the Taliban could not be defeated by an Afghan army, built up by the U.S. for a decade and backed by 100,000 U.S. troops in 2010-2011, then are the Taliban likely to give up the struggle when the U.S. is drawing down the last 14,000 troops and heading home?

The Taliban control more of the country than they have at any time since being overthrown in 2001. And time now seems to be on their side.

Why have they persevered, and prevailed in parts of the country?

Motivated by a fanatic faith, tribalism and nationalism, they have shown a willingness to die for a cause that seems more compelling to them than what the U.S.-backed Afghan government has on offer.

They also have the guerrillas' advantage of being able to attack at times and places of their own choosing, without the government's burden of having to defend towns and cities.

Will these Taliban, who have lost many battles but not the war, retire from the field and abide by democratic elections once the Americans go home? Why should they?

The probability: When the Americans depart, the war breaks out anew, and the Taliban ultimately prevail.

And Afghanistan is but one of the clashes and conflicts in which America is engaged.

Severe U.S. sanctions on Venezuela have failed to bring down the Nicholas Maduro regime in Caracas but have contributed to the immiseration of that people, 10% of whom have left the country. Trump now says he is considering a quarantine or blockade to force Maduro out.

Eight years after we helped to overthrow Col. Moammar Gadhafi, Libya is still mired in civil war, with its capital, Tripoli, under siege.

Yemen, among the world's humanitarian disasters, has seen the UAE break with its Saudi interventionist allies, and secessionists split off southern Yemen from the Houthi-dominated north. Yet, still, Congress has been unable to force the Trump administration to end all support of the Saudi war.

Two thousand U.S. troops remain in Syria. The northern unit is deployed between our Syrian Kurd allies and the Turkish army. In the south, they are positioned to prevent Iran and Iranian-backed militias from creating a secure land bridge from Tehran to Baghdad to Damascus to Beirut.

In our confrontation with Iran, we have few allies.

The Brits released the Iranian tanker they seized at Gibraltar, which had been carrying oil to Syria. But when the Americans sought to prevent its departure, a Gibraltar court ruled against the United States.

Iran presents no clear or present danger to U.S. vital interests, but the Saudis and Israelis see Iran as a mortal enemy, and want the U.S. military rid them of the menace.

Hong Kong protesters wave American flags and seek U.S. support of their demands for greater autonomy and freedom in their clash with their Beijing-backed authorities. The Taiwanese want us to support them and sell them the weapons to maintain their independence. The Philippines wants us to take their side in the dispute with China over tiny islets in the South China Sea.

We are still committed to go to war to defend South Korea. And the North has lately test-fired a series of ballistic missiles, none of which could hit the USA, but all of which could hit South Korea.

Around the world, America is involved in quarrels, clashes and confrontations with almost too many nations to count.

In how many of these are U.S. vital interests imperiled? And in how many are we facing potential wars on behalf of other nations, while they hold our coat and egg us on?

Patrick J. Buchanan is the author of "Nixon's White House Wars: The Battles That Made and Broke a President and Divided America Forever."

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[Aug 20, 2019] Impeachment Time by Philip Giraldi

Some comments are edited for clarity...
This is a very weak article full of emotion but does not clarifing anything. Zionisn is just far right Jewish nationalism colored by the occupation of Palestine. Nothing special about it and in a sense critique of Israel for Zionism falls short. whether Zionists control the USA via fifth column or the USA elite thinks that Zionist policies in Middle East are perfectly compatible with the USA geopolitical goals in the region remains to be seen. I suspect the latter.
In this case calling Trump Zionist puppet completely misses the point. The USA and Israel currently are fellow travelers. That might change in the future.
Incident with Representative [Ilhan] Omar and Representative [Rashida] Tlaib is just a minor insident and should be trated as such.
Notable quotes:
"... The likelihood that Donald Trump will be impeached (and it's the House of Representatives that impeaches, not the Senate) for any action that pleases Israel is zero. ..."
"... "Why not just support a Gabbard campaign?" Because we've been swindled by two "antiwar" candidates in a row already. We don't want to be slow learners, do we? ..."
"... If the Zionist Enterprise and Uncle Sam (and their apologists) are resentful about the strategic depth Iran has created in Syria they should not have supported a bunch of whack job head choppers like HTS, Al Qaeda, ISIL, etc., etc. Blow back pure and simple like 9/11 and US intervention in Afghanistan. ..."
"... On November 22, 1963, our last Constitutional Government was overthrown in a Coup D'état, with our last Constitutional President, John F. Kennedy , assassinated in a hail of bullets. ..."
"... You really have to have a lot of chutzpah to claim that Trump isn't presidential. After 32 years of Clinton, Bush II, Obama? What is wrong with you, Phil? ..."
"... I like Giraldi generally, that said the whole "acting Presidential" thing is way, way overrated -- that's what we've had for decades an "actor" reading a teleprompter, part of the Uniparty team selected to screw average normal Americans of all races ..."
"... As though the ziostate is a separate country from the Imperialist States of Amerikastan, instead of a parasitic twin. And as though the Imperialist States of Amerikastan is in any way innocent of the crimes of the ziostate. ..."
"... Old pensioners , even younger are political, pathetic amateurs.. Amateurs or worse. Daily declarations of never ending and growing up and up "Uber Love" for Israel means what ? Emptiness , absence of any ability ? ..."
"... Looks like President and administrations become more and more lost and lost their way in our world ? Can not USA acts and even understand, on its own, what is going on around?? ..."
"... They push Iran and Russia together,after they did the same with China, Venezuela /with 6 millions of Columbians in there/, and Turkey, before.. USA lost Syria ..."
"... And if you need a good reason to not impeach Trump here it is: Mike Pence would become President. ..."
"... Mega Group, Maxwells and Mossad: The Spy Story at the Heart of the Jeffrey Epstein Scandal ..."
"... The picture painted by the evidence is not a direct Epstein tie to a single intelligence agency but a web linking key members of the Mega Group, politicians, and officials in both the U.S. and Israel, and an organized-crime network with deep business and intelligence ties in both nations. ..."
"... "Hey, let's buy Greenland!", "Let's send a guy to Mars!". Swear to God, every day's a new adventure with this guy. ..."
"... Ignoring someone is the strongest form of bullying. BDS is this stupid path that will lead to violence just like picking up a stick in the first place. The way to deal with Israel and the Empire is by demanding the declassification of all historical secrets, and having an open conversation. We haven't done this for a century as a society. ..."
"... When that happens, it will become clear Israel has always been a colonial project of European and Jewish elites (at the top the %es warrant the statement), that human rights interventions have been designed with neo-colonial intentions in mind from the get-go (after all the creation of Israel was the first such neo-colony), and that the only way to solve this issue is through full on decolonisation. ..."
"... Trump is an idiot and a puppet of Israel. Our Congress is controlled by Israel. Trump isn't Presidential is true. But Giraldi once again seems to be clueless of all the underhanded foreign policy games Obama played. Obama is a cool Crime Lord if there ever was one. ..."
"... The CIA and the other Intelligence agencies protected Obama because he let them do whatever they wanted. Obama's fiasco in Libya was covered up and according to my friends in the CIA is one the greatest foreign policy failures in American history. But Giraldi once again ignores this type of stuff. ..."
"... Pence is also an idiot and nutbag ZioChristian. What Giraldi doesn't seem to understand is that even though Trump is an idiot etc. look at the Democrats and what does the populace see? For many they see that he is less evil than all the Democrats running. ..."
"... First I was glad to see Tlaib had the smarts to tell the Likudniks to pound sand with their new invitation. It would to me, quickly evolve into a fiasco (probably as soon as she got off her flight). Good move by the Rep. If this is a zero-sum game, she wins not Trump/Netanyahu. ..."
"... I see no stomach for impeachment during the election cycle. As well as no chance for a senate conviction. Vile crook that he is, he was elected. Now it's up to voters to make that decision again. Yes on a personal level he's terrible but if we are lucky he won't do catastrophic damage. Like Bush. ..."
"... I agree with Mr. Giraldi entirely on this matter. Unfortunately, given that the Democratic Party is determined to present voters with less than reasonable alternatives, I am fully confident that we will be enjoying another four-year term with this imbecilic, Zionist bootlick as our head-of-state ..."
"... But it is true that Trump -- like every President since LBJ -- has become an obsequious waterboy for the Zionist mafia. For me, this marks Trump's greatest failure. Wasn't he going to 'Make America Great Again'? How can a nation be great if it is not sovereign? ..."
"... A guy with interesting views about the end of the world probably shouldn't be put in a position where he could actually end it. ..."
"... Business as usual for US Presidents for at least 70 years, perhaps at least 120 years. Under the principles of equity, these would not justify impeachment. ..."
"... I really hate to admit this but you may be correct. I do think Trump is anti-war. But he's too erratic and nobody should trust him. Netanyahu is gaming him but I don't think he trusts Trump either. ..."
"... Impeachment is inherently political and there are plenty of good reasons to impeach Trump as there were to impeach Obama, Bush II, Clinton and for that matter such all time greats as Lincoln and FDR. There are better reasons not to impeach him. If impeachment fails it paves the way for a backlash that would lead to Trump's re-election by a landslide and more subservience to Israel than ever. ..."
"... If it succeeds, he is followed by Pence and more subservience to Israel than ever. And if a Democrat other than Tulsi Gabbard gets elected in 2020, keep in mind that the Democratic establishment is solidly pro-Israel as well. Only among some of the Democratic rank-and-file is there any opposition to doing the bidding of the Israeli government. ..."
"... Haven't you Bush-Cheney-Trump Republicans noticed that every four years Americans rent a pig in a poke for the next four years. ..."
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It is astonishing to observe some Americans twisting themselves into pretzels so they can continue to make excuses to explain the bizarre behavior of President Donald Trump on the world stage. The line most commonly heard is that he has "kept us out of new wars." The reality is somewhat different. He has kept us in old wars in Afghanistan and Syria that he could have ended while also needlessly ratcheting up tension with countries like Russia, Venezuela, Iran and China that could easily escalate into armed conflict. The situation with Moscow is particularly dangerous as President Vladimir Putin has repeatedly warned that his country's defense doctrine includes going nuclear if there is an attack on Russia by a superior force.

But the most frightening aspect of the current situation is the feeling that the man whose finger is on America's nuclear trigger is not quite sane. The steady stream of insulting and vulgar tweets that seem to serve as a substitute for more substantial mental activity reveals a man who is profoundly ignorant, completely narcissistic and hopelessly insecure. To say the least, Trump is not presidential. He is not even rational except in a conniving, manipulative fashion intended to embarrass his adversaries and place them on the defensive. And his enemies list appears to include all Americans who are not "with him."

The Constitution of the United States in Articles I and II details the procedure for impeachment by the Senate of a president who commits "treason, bribery, or other high crimes and misdemeanors." I believe that threshold has finally been crossed. It was crossed last Thursday when President Trump telephoned either Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu or some other senior Israeli government official before, one hour later, tweeting the following: "It would show great weakness if Israel allowed Representative [Ilhan] Omar and Representative [Rashida] Tlaib to visit. They hate Israel and all Jewish people. And there is nothing that can be said or done to change their minds. Minnesota and Michigan will have a hard time putting them back in office. They are a disgrace!"

Netanyahu then followed Trump's lead with a series of tweets of his own, banning the visit of the two congresswomen because "Only a few days ago, we received their itinerary for their visit in Israel, which revealed that they planned a visit whose sole objective is to strengthen the boycott against us and deny Israel's legitimacy. For instance: they listed the destination of their trip as Palestine and not Israel the itinerary of the two Congresswomen reveals that the sole purpose of their visit is to harm Israel and increase incitement against it."

The two women are in fact the only two congressional supporters of the non-violent Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement that seeks to use economic pressure to convince Israel to end its brutal occupation of the West Bank and East Jerusalem, meaning that the other 533 members of congress are not so inclined. BDS supporters have been blocked from travel to Israel under an anti-boycott law passed by the Knesset in March 2017, suggesting that free speech in Israel is conditional.

Even though BDS is a non-violent protest movement, it has been condemned by the U.S. Congress and also by nearly all Jewish groups in America, quite possibly because it is having a real impact in an environment where legitimate criticism of Israel is effectively forbidden. There is considerable irony in the fact that Jewish groups have in the past used boycotts to advance their own tribal interests while condemning the use of the same tactic when it is employed against Israeli oppression.

The Israeli ban was subsequently partially lifted to allow Tlaib to travel to the occupied West Bank to visit her 90 year old grandmother, but the congresswoman indicated that she has refused the offer as she is being treated "like a criminal." Clearly, Netanyahu and Trump saw political benefit coming out of the exchange. Netanyahu is facing re-election in two weeks and will be able to boast of his demonstrated ability as a "strong leader" to obtain maximum support for anything he does from the White House. Trump is also already running for re-election next year and is working hard to make Israel an issue, labeling the Democrats as the party that is anti-Israel and anti-Semitic. He will also expect Netanyahu to do him favors as appropriate closer to the actual U.S. election.

So much for the view from the two heads of government. The other perspective, and why the president should be impeached, is that Trump's decision was, as usual, to propagate a disgusting and deliberate lie that is also extremely damaging to actual United States interests as well as to our form of government.

To put it in simplest terms, President Trump is conniving with a foreign government headed by a war criminal to block the entry of and also demonize two congresswomen whose political views differ from his own. He is endangering the women, who have already received death threats, by expanding on the lies that are being circulated about them due to their criticism of Israel's appalling human rights record.

Netanyahu, for his part, would prefer that prominent observers not be able to report on the actual conditions prevailing on the West Bank and in Gaza. Indeed, Israel's occupation of much of the West Bank is an ongoing crime that is carefully hidden from most foreign visitors. Netanyahu's government already carefully manages the summer recess annual pilgrimage by members of Congress, such as the one that ended last week where 31 Republicans and 41 Democrats made the journey to kiss the prime minister's ring. And it should be noted that as Omar and Tlaib are only two of a handful of Democratic lawmakers who dare to criticize Israel, their impact on party policy is decidedly limited, rendering even more incomprehensible the panic over their travels.

There are a number of other things wrong with what took place between Trump and Netanyahu vis-à-vis the two congresswomen. First of all, Israel is the top recipient of U.S. military aid at more than $3 billion each year. It also profits from trade arrangements, co-production projects and charitable contributions from American Jews and Christian Zionists that amount to an estimated three times that much annually. That members of Congress should have the right, even the obligation, to visit Israel to see where all that money goes should be unquestioned and it has, indeed, been unchallenged prior to this incident. Tlaib and Omar are the first congressmen to be denied entry to Israel. That Trump apparently orchestrated the entire incident in connivance with a foreign government in support of his own political ambitions and that foreign power's narrow interests is a clear abuse of executive power.

To be sure, numerous Democrats have decried the Israeli decision, but they have tended to frame it in such a way as to praise Israel while also slamming Trump. They note, in a friendly way, that it will hurt Israel's otherwise pristine image as an upstanding democracy and close ally, both of which assertions are in any event demonstrably false. Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi issued a statement that was typical, saying "As one who loves Israel, I am deeply saddened by the news that Israel has decided to prevent Members of Congress from entering the country. Last month, Israeli Ambassador Dermer stated that, 'Out of respect for the U.S. Congress and the great alliance between Israel and America, we would not deny entry to any Member of Congress into Israel.' This is a sad reversal and is deeply disappointing. I pray that the Government of Israel will reverse that denial. Israel's denial of entry to Congresswomen Tlaib and Omar is a sign of weakness, and beneath the dignity of the great State of Israel. The President's statements about the Congresswomen are a sign of ignorance and disrespect, and beneath the dignity of the Office of the President."

Senator Bernie Sanders was one of the few legislators to actually approach the heart of the matter, saying "The idea that a member of the United States Congress cannot visit a nation which, by the way, we support to the tune of billions and billions of dollars is clearly an outrage. And if Israel doesn't want members of the United States Congress to visit their country to get a firsthand look at what's going on -- and I've been there many, many times -- but if he doesn't want members to visit, maybe [Netanyahu] can respectfully decline the billions of dollars that we give to Israel."

Even the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) disapproved of the decision, stating in a tweet that "We disagree with Reps. Omar and Tlaib's support for the anti-Israel and anti-peace BDS movement, along with Rep. Tlaib's calls for a one-state solution. We also believe every member of Congress should be able to visit and experience our democratic ally Israel firsthand."

One of the few Republicans to enter into the discussion was Senator Marco Rubio of Florida, who characteristically tweeted what amounted to an attack on the congresswomen, stating that it was a mistake for the Israeli government to deny them entry because "Being blocked is what they really hoped for all along in order to bolster their attacks against the Jewish state."

Trump's attack on the two congresswomen comes on top of another bizarre foreign policy related intervention. It involved sending his official hostage negotiator Robert O'Brien to Stockholm on the taxpayers' dime to obtain freedom for an American rap musician ASAP Rocky who was in jail after having gotten into a fight with some local boys. Trump did not actually know Rocky, but he was vouched for by the likes of Kim Kardashian and Kanye West, both of whom have had nice things to say about the president. Trump also exercised his usual disregard for standard diplomatic courtesy by tweeting furiously against Sweden's prime minister, Stefan Lofven, over Rocky's detention. The negotiator was instructed to threaten Sweden that if they did not release Rocky there would be "negative consequences" for the bilateral relationship.

And if you need more good reasons to impeach Donald Trump, here they are:

Trump has twice attacked Syria with cruise missiles based on flawed intelligence without a declaration of war and without Damascus representing an actual threat. That is a war crime and the stationing of American soldiers in Syria without the consent of that country's government is also illegal. The Trump administration's "Justice" Department is seeking to extradite truth-teller Julian Assange of WikiLeaks so he can be locked up for life or killed in prison like Jeffrey Epstein. America's Secretary of State and National Security Advisors are implementing policies that impose punitive sanctions that have served to starve or otherwise kill thousands of Venezuelans, Iranians and Yemenis. Far from being Russian President Vladimir Putin's patsy, Trump has unnecessarily escalated tensions with Moscow more than any American president since the end of the cold war by moving NATO troops up to the Russian border and arming Ukraine, putting our nation and much of the world at risk of a nuclear exchange whether by accident or design. Trump has unnecessarily withdrawn from an Iranian nuclear agreement and from two arms treaties with Russia, all of which enhanced the national security of the United States. The Trump administration has continued to lavish support on the Middle East's two kleptocracies Saudi Arabia and Israel, endorsing everything they do. The tilt towards Israel, including U.S. recognition of sovereignty over illegally occupied East Jerusalem and the Golan Heights, has been particularly unfortunate as it could lead to a major war in the region with the U.S. placed right in the middle of the conflict.

Finally, there are certainly some who oppose getting rid of Trump because it would give us Mike Pence as acting president. True enough, and Mike certainly has some interesting Christian Zionist views about the end of the world, but how could he possibly be worse than Donald Trump?

Philip M. Giraldi, Ph.D., is Executive Director of the Council for the National Interest, a 501(c)3 tax deductible educational foundation (Federal ID Number #52-1739023) that seeks a more interests-based U.S. foreign policy in the Middle East. Website is councilforthenationalinterest.org, address is P.O. Box 2157, Purcellville VA 20134 and its email is inform@cnionline.org .


obwandiyag , says: August 19, 2019 at 10:32 pm GMT

Sorry. But he didn't start any wars, and didn't heat any up either. He couldn't end them, although he is basically anti-war, because you know why.
A123 , says: August 19, 2019 at 10:53 pm GMT
Let me help. What you are actually advocating is better represented by this:

GIRALDI Endorses MIKE PENCE for President

Did you forget that the VP takes the Presidency if the sitting President is impeached?

Do you really believe that PENCE would be better than Trump on foreign policy?

__________

He has kept us in old wars in Afghanistan and Syria that he could have ended

Trump has drawn down troops from Afghanistan.

The primary issue with pulling troops out of Syria is Iran, although Turkey and the deep state bureaucracy are also complicating factors. Hopefully, Iran's impending exit from Syria will allow Trump to also exit.

Iranian troops are in conflict with Assad and they are rapidly wearing out its welcome in Syria (1):

the Iranian Revolutionary Guards "took over the al-Nurain Mosque and houses around it on Korniche Street in the city, where they prevented civilians, members of regime forces, and NDF from entering or passing through the area, without orders from the command forces located in al-Mayadin."

Iran is also intentionally provoking Russia and undermining Putin's credibility (2):

due to the permanent infiltration efforts conducted by Iran and Hizbullah, a very unique situation has unfolded on the ground. Hizbullah and pro-Iranian proxies' checkpoints, coordinated by the regime's Fourth Division deployed in the area, have been erected almost adjacent to the Russian checkpoints. Pro-Iranian patrols have been patrolling the area in the very same axis patrolled by the Russians. As a result, frictions between the Russian and the pro-Iranian proxies occur from time to time, creating tensions between Moscow and Tehran.

It is now a test of wills between Ayatollah Khamenei and Putin, and it is pretty clear that Putin is going to win.

PEACE

____

(1) https://m.jpost.com/Middle-East/Iranian-Revolutionary-Guard-forces-Assad-supporters-out-of-checkpoint-596661

(2) http://jcpa.org/article/the-iranian-conquest-of-syria/

Aletho , says: Website August 19, 2019 at 11:09 pm GMT
It's not saying much but Trump seems to be the sanest of the bunch. Even Sanders wants more militarism. His support for Israel, though less overtly obnoxious, achieves the same end result. I could possibly exclude Gabbard. Why not just support a Gabbard campaign?
Diversity Heretic , says: August 19, 2019 at 11:28 pm GMT
The likelihood that Donald Trump will be impeached (and it's the House of Representatives that impeaches, not the Senate) for any action that pleases Israel is zero.
Kelso , says: August 19, 2019 at 11:48 pm GMT
Tulsi Gabbard should embrace the BDS movement and move ahead of the other candidates. This is in spite of her ill-advised vote recently to condemn BDS. It would be a dramatic about face -- she will be vilified no matter what she does, but she will please a large and growing segment of the electorate, not unlike Ross Perot's Independence Party.
Twodees Partain , says: August 19, 2019 at 11:57 pm GMT
"Mike certainly has some interesting Christian Zionist views about the end of the world, but how could he possibly be worse than Donald Trump?"

Mike Pence could be worse than Hillary Clinton without half trying. For that matter, he could be worse than GW Bush without breaking a sweat. You underestimate him, Phil.

Twodees Partain , says: August 20, 2019 at 12:00 am GMT
@Aletho

"Why not just support a Gabbard campaign?" Because we've been swindled by two "antiwar" candidates in a row already. We don't want to be slow learners, do we?

JoaoAlfaiate , says: August 20, 2019 at 12:11 am GMT
@A123

If the Zionist Enterprise and Uncle Sam (and their apologists) are resentful about the strategic depth Iran has created in Syria they should not have supported a bunch of whack job head choppers like HTS, Al Qaeda, ISIL, etc., etc. Blow back pure and simple like 9/11 and US intervention in Afghanistan.

Durruti , says: August 20, 2019 at 12:16 am GMT
Giraldi

No more excuses for a train-wreck foreign policy

Yes, The entire post November 22, 1963 American Government, with only a few exceptions should be Impeached.

On November 22, 1963, our last Constitutional Government was overthrown in a Coup D'état, with our last Constitutional President, John F. Kennedy , assassinated in a hail of bullets.

If you (Giraldi), read Unz' article on the subject of the Coup, and just who performed the Coup, or a dozen other articles to the point, you should understand that our post-constitutional government has been increasingly controlled by Foreign Zionist Banking Oligarchs. Our so-called 'elected Representatives' function as bought Minions of the Rothschilds , and live in fear of their MOSSAD and puppet CIA police.

I assume you have read your own articles on the subject of just who controls the USA. Or do I have to cite them for you?

You advocate an Impeachment Process to be brought against Casino Trump . And who, pray tell, will do the impeaching? You are advocating an effort that lends a certain Legitimacy to a pathetic Puppet government, long at the service of the Zionist World Order. Do you dream that the pathetic band of almost 537 Traitors are up to the task?

You expect a Congress, perhaps led by the Democrap Gangers, to begin the process of removing the current Hollywood actor ("You're Fired"), in a pretend Constitutional Process performed by a Pretend Constitutional Government.

Ron Unz -- er. Philip Giraldi, our Yellow Brick Road to Liberty involves, of necessity, a Restoration of Our Republic, with a restoration of our Constitution, with a restoration of our honor, and a restoration of our Beloved Nation's Sovereignty.

But I will deal with you as a well meaning and brave American, a friend. If you have a way to trigger, or begin the process of impeachment of Casino Trump, even in the Pretend World we will have to live in to swallow the Show, I and my friends will do all we can to follow your lead.

This is your article and your lead. Hell! We might get lucky. On with the show. You will not fight alone.

Now. if your article is just an intellectual appeal to the powers that be (whomever they are), to advance an impeachment show for us to passively observe, a show where nothing essential will change, and nothing will be learned, then our Citizens will have no option but to continue following the Foreign Zionist controlled Democrap & Republicant Gangs to Hell.

Durruti

restless94110 , says: August 20, 2019 at 12:41 am GMT
You really have to have a lot of chutzpah to claim that Trump isn't presidential. After 32 years of Clinton, Bush II, Obama? What is wrong with you, Phil?

You evidently are a one-issue guy with a hitherto serious case of Trump Derangement Syndrome.

You've know joined the ranks of The Mooch and that lunatic Kristol.

Hope you enjoy the company you keep.

getaclue , says: August 20, 2019 at 1:06 am GMT
I like Giraldi generally, that said the whole "acting Presidential" thing is way, way overrated -- that's what we've had for decades an "actor" reading a teleprompter, part of the Uniparty team selected to screw average normal Americans of all races

Ppersonally not having been a Trump fan ever -- I like the fact that he doesn't act like an actor teleprompter reading robot and that he swings back at the lying Propagandist Mainslime Media and Dems who are complete insane lunatics at this point (I was a Dem myself for 40 years and even voted for Obama the first time -- no more.

They are actively plotting to destroy the country by importing "replacement" illegal aliens to vote for them as sane people won't and Identity "hate whitey" politics -- why would any sane "white" person vote for them?).

Do I like all Trump is doing? No. His Israel "love" and Javanka etc .But who exactly would Mr. Giraldi recommend we support/vote for that has any possible chance of getting elected who is not a pre-selected Uniparty stooge/traitor? Trump is all we got, and by his wide range of obvious enemies we can tell he is also obviously not fully "on board" with the cretins of the Deep State -- and those who "run" things view him as a threat, gotta like that .

Precious , says: August 20, 2019 at 1:17 am GMT
If I have to choose between Trump and those two harpies then Trump is in. Those two women are fake Americans who should go back to where they came from.
Fiendly Neighbourhood Terrorist , says: Website August 20, 2019 at 2:24 am GMT
As though the ziostate is a separate country from the Imperialist States of Amerikastan, instead of a parasitic twin. And as though the Imperialist States of Amerikastan is in any way innocent of the crimes of the ziostate.
Paw , says: August 20, 2019 at 4:28 am GMT
@getaclue Elites do not let anybody from the younger generation up , through filter. Old pensioners , even younger are political, pathetic amateurs.. Amateurs or worse. Daily declarations of never ending and growing up and up "Uber Love" for Israel means what ? Emptiness , absence of any ability ?

Looks like President and administrations become more and more lost and lost their way in our world ? Can not USA acts and even understand, on its own, what is going on around??

They push Iran and Russia together,after they did the same with China, Venezuela /with 6 millions of Columbians in there/, and Turkey, before.. USA lost Syria ..And what about Yemen ? At the same time they expose Israel, towards many dangerous developments in that area around .And in the whole world.. Negativity against Israel is growing..

They/together/ never solve and end, this horrible situation with Palestine.. Sanction are deadly weapon against all children and their future everywhere..Are the they blind ? As well ? Have They declared sanctions on their own sights ??

Colin Wright , says: Website August 20, 2019 at 4:35 am GMT
' And if you need more good reasons to impeach Donald Trump, here they are '

And if you need a good reason to not impeach Trump here it is: Mike Pence would become President.

Charles Martel , says: August 20, 2019 at 4:36 am GMT
What's that coming out of your ears, Mr. Giraldi?

Your ridiculous, TDS-fueled list of President Trump's alleged sins does not include a single high crime or misdemeanor. It merely states your despicable preference for a world run by Mohammedans and a country run by the likes of those Mohammedan Congress-snakes.

Repeat these words in front of your local imam -- hopefully as the blood spurts from a camel's throat on Eid; it earns you extra points and a delicious camel steak.

"There is no god but Allah, and Mohammed is his prophet."

Until you do that, we will know that you lack the courage of your convictions.

WWebb , says: Website August 20, 2019 at 4:44 am GMT
Question:

Would changing potus or any puppet make any real difference, at all, when the clear cancerous origin of the decline of the usa, and in fact, the entire western world is not completely eliminated?

With US Liberty, JFK, and 911 in mind, here is an opportunity to expose and eliminate.

Mega Group, Maxwells and Mossad: The Spy Story at the Heart of the Jeffrey Epstein Scandal

The picture painted by the evidence is not a direct Epstein tie to a single intelligence agency but a web linking key members of the Mega Group, politicians, and officials in both the U.S. and Israel, and an organized-crime network with deep business and intelligence ties in both nations.

by Whitney Webb

https://www.mintpressnews.com/category/epstein-investigation/

Nancy Pelosi's Latina Maid , says: August 20, 2019 at 4:54 am GMT
"Hey, let's buy Greenland!", "Let's send a guy to Mars!". Swear to God, every day's a new adventure with this guy. The Gonzo Presidency, like going to Vegas with Hunter S. Thompson.
Ilya G Poimandres , says: August 20, 2019 at 4:59 am GMT
Ignoring someone is the strongest form of bullying. BDS is this stupid path that will lead to violence just like picking up a stick in the first place. The way to deal with Israel and the Empire is by demanding the declassification of all historical secrets, and having an open conversation. We haven't done this for a century as a society.

When that happens, it will become clear Israel has always been a colonial project of European and Jewish elites (at the top the %es warrant the statement), that human rights interventions have been designed with neo-colonial intentions in mind from the get-go (after all the creation of Israel was the first such neo-colony), and that the only way to solve this issue is through full on decolonisation.

niteranger , says: August 20, 2019 at 5:06 am GMT
Trump is an idiot and a puppet of Israel. Our Congress is controlled by Israel. Trump isn't Presidential is true. But Giraldi once again seems to be clueless of all the underhanded foreign policy games Obama played. Obama is a cool Crime Lord if there ever was one.

He is most likely a product of his mother and other relatives being in the CIA chain if you investigate thoroughly. The CIA and the other Intelligence agencies protected Obama because he let them do whatever they wanted. Obama's fiasco in Libya was covered up and according to my friends in the CIA is one the greatest foreign policy failures in American history. But Giraldi once again ignores this type of stuff.

America is a Military Industrial-Intelligence Police State. Our leaders are just players in the game. Trump realizes he is not in charge of the foreign policy and most of the Intelligence Agencies have gone rogue. They answer to the Corporations of the World not to Nations. Just look at the debacle of the FBI and the Trump investigation. Who was in charge and what were they trying to do? They were trying to prevent Trump from becoming president and the NSA who were monitoring everything did what? Just like William Binney former NSA intelligence officer stated how far they have gone in their own game plan against the citizens of the USA.

Pence is also an idiot and nutbag ZioChristian. What Giraldi doesn't seem to understand is that even though Trump is an idiot etc. look at the Democrats and what does the populace see? For many they see that he is less evil than all the Democrats running.

Once again this seems like a rather naive analysis from someone with the credentials of Giraldi.

Wally , says: August 20, 2019 at 5:29 am GMT
@obwandiyag I wonder why Obama, the Clintons, Bush 1&2, etc. get no "good reasons to impeach" list.

Trump is small beer in comparison. Generally you do good work, Phil Giraldi, but this time your avoiding the big picture . while you ignore the 2016 alternative, Hillary.

Regards.

Mark James , says: August 20, 2019 at 5:58 am GMT
First I was glad to see Tlaib had the smarts to tell the Likudniks to pound sand with their new invitation. It would to me, quickly evolve into a fiasco (probably as soon as she got off her flight). Good move by the Rep. If this is a zero-sum game, she wins not Trump/Netanyahu.

I see no stomach for impeachment during the election cycle. As well as no chance for a senate conviction. Vile crook that he is, he was elected. Now it's up to voters to make that decision again. Yes on a personal level he's terrible but if we are lucky he won't do catastrophic damage. Like Bush.

# As an aside just a note on Sen. Gillibrand calling for forgiveness in the cases of Al Franken and Mark Halperin. The NY'er is a skilled politician but this is a bit too obvious. Would she be calling for second chances if their surnames were Smith and Jones? I don't think so. Not in the current atmosphere of 'me to.'
She was doing this to make amends for damage done to her among liberals and Jews. Not because she has second thoughts, about whether she was wrong about them initially.

Bardon Kaldian , says: August 20, 2019 at 6:29 am GMT
OK, who else instead of Trump? Crickets ..
Oleaginous Outrager , says: August 20, 2019 at 7:03 am GMT

To say the least, Trump is not presidential.

So what you're sayin', Phil, is we need more drone strikes.

Nicolás Palacios Navarro , says: Website August 20, 2019 at 7:29 am GMT
I agree with Mr. Giraldi entirely on this matter. Unfortunately, given that the Democratic Party is determined to present voters with less than reasonable alternatives, I am fully confident that we will be enjoying another four-year term with this imbecilic, Zionist bootlick as our head-of-state .
Olifant , says: August 20, 2019 at 7:38 am GMT
My take on Trump is that he knows something that not every politician knows: to bring down those who are the greatest threat to your country, you sometimes have to give them all they want and more, after which you'll shed crocodile tears at the news of their demise. Just give them more rope!
mark green , says: August 20, 2019 at 7:42 am GMT
Interesting article (as usual) by Philip Giraldi. I'm not sure that I'm ready to throw in the towel on Trump however -- though I'm getting close.

As for Trump, he is far more of a leader and independent thinker than his VP, so the idea of having Zio-devout, 'end-of-times' Pence take over for Trump seems rash.

But it is true that Trump -- like every President since LBJ -- has become an obsequious waterboy for the Zionist mafia. For me, this marks Trump's greatest failure. Wasn't he going to 'Make America Great Again'? How can a nation be great if it is not sovereign?

Trump is manifesting some of the usual, toxic symptoms and embracing some of the bizarre, extra-national 'values' that make a politician 'mainstream' in America.

These values include 1) eager capitulation to the Zionist community involving all 'matters of concern' to World Jewry, and 2) don't forget the first part.

These crypto-Zionist 'values' however cause immense and toxic distortions in US policies, our nation's intellectual climate, and American culture in general. This is no small matter. As a consequence, the issue of oversized Jewish influence in the West is not supposed to be addressed -- much less critically examined and dealt with.

If a problem cannot be addressed, how can it be understood and contained?

It can't.

... ... ...

Exhibiting a 'hostility' towards Israel or discharging a virulent 'whiff' of anti-Semitism can easily become a political death sentence. This is power. This is Jewish-Israeli power.

Americans exist in a heavily monitored, strategically censored, post-Holocaust, pro-Zionist, white-guilt-tripping, fabricated kosher wonderland. Therefore, do say the right thing. Never say the wrong thing. Never. Indelicate speech has how been criminalized. That's BAD.

Preemptive bombing and wholesale annihilation on the other hand has been sanctified. Democracy! It's all very strange and twisted. But perfectly normal now.

If nothing else, 'reckless and insane' Trump's steady and deliberate subservience to the Zionist establishment proves how astonishingly powerful they are.

Anonymous [172] Disclaimer , says: August 20, 2019 at 8:31 am GMT

Mike certainly has some interesting Christian Zionist views about the end of the world, but how could he possibly be worse than Donald Trump?

You've answered your own question. A guy with interesting views about the end of the world probably shouldn't be put in a position where he could actually end it.

Lot , says: August 20, 2019 at 8:45 am GMT
@A123 Giraldi shows that ultimately anti-Semite nutcases will always side with America's enemies as long as they attack Israel.

Turning Minnesota into New Somalia he doesn't care, Ilhan Omar is solid on the JQ!

22pp22 , says: August 20, 2019 at 8:46 am GMT
With any other president but Trump, you would be doing Israel's fighting in Iran RIGHT NOW.
The Alarmist , says: August 20, 2019 at 9:02 am GMT

I believe that threshold has finally been crossed. It was crossed last Thursday when President Trump telephoned either Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu or some other senior Israeli government official before, one hour later, tweeting the following .

Not a crime, not an impeachable offence.

The other perspective, and why the president should be impeached, is that Trump's decision was, as usual, to propagate a disgusting and deliberate lie

Impeaching a politician for lying; now that's rich!

that is also extremely damaging to actual United States interests as well as to our form of government.

Trump would be at the end of a very long line if you are talking about his collaboration with Israel.

beneath the dignity of the Office of the President.

Still no crime or impeachable offence there. Dignity of the Office of the President? The Rubicon was crossed a long time ago.

And if you need more good reasons to impeach Donald Trump, here they are .

Business as usual for US Presidents for at least 70 years, perhaps at least 120 years. Under the principles of equity, these would not justify impeachment.

anarchyst , says: August 20, 2019 at 9:32 am GMT
I must disagree with Mr. Giraldi on this one. Trump is smart like a fox. He KNOWS the machinations and dirty dealings of the jews as he has had to deal with jews all of his life. There is a saying: "Keep your friends close and your enemies closer". It is possible that Trump is doing just that.

Trump KNOWS that the "deep state" is real and has "eliminated" those who do not "toe the line" and is smart enough to know that. Trump's "weak spot" is the appointment of his son-in-law Kushner to handle his "foreign policy" arrangements. All in all, Trump IS "getting things done".

Mark James , says: August 20, 2019 at 9:53 am GMT
@22pp22

With any other president but Trump, you would be doing Israel's fighting

I really hate to admit this but you may be correct. I do think Trump is anti-war. But he's too erratic and nobody should trust him. Netanyahu is gaming him but I don't think he trusts Trump either. Bottom line is Trump doesn't think spending the money is worth it and not even the Israel lobby can convince him (we hope). Bottom line is everyone who deals with him thinks he's nuts. Sooner or later that's going to catch up and bite us.

Anonymous [172] Disclaimer , says: August 20, 2019 at 9:56 am GMT
@Olifant So that's how 44D chess is played? You give the enemy so much support and resources that they just seize up from all the goodies? Sounds legit.

Man, I wish I was smart enough to play on that level.

Sean Breathnach , says: August 20, 2019 at 10:05 am GMT
@Rich Yes I agree, it's all about the Benjamin's. Neither of the two women are anti-white or anti-American but it sounds like you in fact are a racist, just like Trump.
Realist , says: August 20, 2019 at 10:07 am GMT
@anarchyst

All in all, Trump IS "getting things done".

All in all, the Deep State IS "getting things done". FIFY. Trump like most elected officials serves at the pleasure of the Deep State.

Amon , says: August 20, 2019 at 10:09 am GMT
Holy smokes is there a lot of MAGA boomers railing in defence of Trump. The orange clown should have been booted out of office on the very day he invited the swamp to infest his government.
Amon , says: August 20, 2019 at 10:13 am GMT
@Olifant The only thing Trump knows is how to obey his jewish handler(Jared) and his daughter.

Would not surprise me if Orange Clown and Epstein had fun with Ivanka on a joint fligth decades ago.

Kolya Krassotkin , says: August 20, 2019 at 10:18 am GMT
@restless94110 Add Bush I to your list of un-presidential Presidents. As to the Mooch, every time I see him on TV, I change the channel.

We already have Andy and Chris Cuomo: Two goombahs are company, three a crowd.

Whitewolf , says: August 20, 2019 at 10:33 am GMT
@Bardon Kaldian

OK, who else instead of Trump? Crickets ..

That lapdog Guido or whatever his name is that they had lined up for Venezuela? He's already house trained so it would be a smooth transition.

BuelahMan , says: August 20, 2019 at 11:00 am GMT
@Olifant It is this idiotic hope that puts you on equal footing with any Clintonista, Bushie, Obama Maniac or Drumpfter.

They are all the same idiotic "believers". No. Trump is owned lock, stock and barrel by Chabad sect. To suggest anything different is foolish or obvious deception.

Antares , says: August 20, 2019 at 11:01 am GMT
This is why I'm happy with Trump:

-- France wants cooperation with Russia.
-- Germany wants cooperation with Russia.
-- Russia should rejoin G8, according to these European countries.

-- American's hubris is now plain to see for everyone.
-- Israel's hubris is now plain to see for everyone.

-- We are not going to buy expensive American LNG.
-- Our gas will not flow through Ukraine.

Before Trump this was unthinkable! I don't know how that would work out with Pence. Changing foolishness for pure evil is risky. Please let us hate Trump but don't get rid of him!

Herald , says: August 20, 2019 at 11:13 am GMT
@Wally What is the point of giving reasons to impeach the Clintons and Bushes, when it is Trump who is the incumbent of the White House? Your post makes absolutely no sense and seems little more than a feeble attempt at giving cover in regard to Trump's erratic behaviour.
Exile , says: August 20, 2019 at 11:32 am GMT
Trump letting the neocons back into the White House, particularly giving the egregious Bolton the NSA chair, was a much more momentous event than mean tweets or interference in the Squad Qwainz travel plans. Syria and Iran sabre-rattling and ham-fisted destabilization efforts in Venezuela and Hong Kong are a lot worse than this as well. None of it is impeachment-worthy.

Phil's venting here. No one's more critical of Trump's Zio-cucking than I am, but talking about impeachment over this or any of the other aggregate offenses he lists isn't serious. Phil's not writing a Hopkins Russiagate /sarc piece but it comes across like one.

The entire US Congress is Israeli-occupied territory (h/t Pat Buchanan). Mossad's latest blackmailer of America's Davos-tier was just strangled to death in custody. If Zio-cuckery is impeachable, we might as well call a new constitutional convention and send all three branches packing. That's the ugly truth and worrying over the Qwainz is just a trivial sideshow distraction for the cucks and anti-cucks alike.

Anon [382] Disclaimer , says: August 20, 2019 at 12:01 pm GMT
November 2020 is roughly 15 months away. I watched a Trump rally on Fox the other night. He was sharp as a razor. Even when speaking impromptu on a few subjects, he didn't misspeak or struggle for or with words. One might not like a great deal of what he does, but he is quite in control of his faculties.
Barnaby , says: August 20, 2019 at 12:07 pm GMT
@Kelso Agreed. Tulsi needs to get off the fence and make a clear statement regarding Israel and her own plans, if any, to deal with Zionist influence on the US gov.
Bill Jones , says: August 20, 2019 at 12:11 pm GMT
Ah, Phillip, You know damn well that starting wars is one thing that guarantees no impeachment. Israel is the other.
RoatanBill , says: August 20, 2019 at 12:23 pm GMT
It's not President Trump that needs impeaching, it's the entire Federal Government that should be excised from the planet. It's the system, not any particular individual that's the real problem. It's the concentration of power and the usurpation of control by unelected bureaucrats commonly referred to as the 'deep state' that threatens the entire world.

"The way to get rid of corruption in high places is to get rid of high places." -- Frank Chodorov

Get rid of Trump and a new moron will take his place. We need to get rid of the Nancy Pelosi's and the Chuck Shumer's along with the monstrosities like the NSA, CIA, Air Force, Army, Raytheon, etc so the people of the 50 states can separately decide on how they want to proceed. It is the monopoly of the Fed Gov that's the real problem not any particular pinhead.

Kirt , says: August 20, 2019 at 12:24 pm GMT
Impeachment is inherently political and there are plenty of good reasons to impeach Trump as there were to impeach Obama, Bush II, Clinton and for that matter such all time greats as Lincoln and FDR. There are better reasons not to impeach him. If impeachment fails it paves the way for a backlash that would lead to Trump's re-election by a landslide and more subservience to Israel than ever.

If it succeeds, he is followed by Pence and more subservience to Israel than ever. And if a Democrat other than Tulsi Gabbard gets elected in 2020, keep in mind that the Democratic establishment is solidly pro-Israel as well. Only among some of the Democratic rank-and-file is there any opposition to doing the bidding of the Israeli government.

therevolutionwas , says: August 20, 2019 at 12:33 pm GMT
Pence could be much worse than Trump; he could be Trump unleashed to do what Trump only threatened. Trump is just the tail of the dog anyway. It is the power of the deep state that needs to be diminished, and there are many peaceful ways to accomplish that.
DESERT FOX , says: August 20, 2019 at 12:50 pm GMT
Trump is a wholly owned promoter of zionism and a puppet of the zionists who has sold out America and Americans who thought they were getting a change from the warmongers and the MIC and the zionist control over the zio/US government only to find they elected a Trojan Horse of zionism who will do anything his zionist overlords tell him to do.

JFK was the last patriot POTUS and that is why he was shot in full view of the American people, shot as an example that the satanic overlords of America were still in charge!

If interested read the book JFK, the CIA and Vietnam by Col. L. Fletcher Prouty, can be had on amazon.

anon [393] Disclaimer , says: August 20, 2019 at 12:54 pm GMT
@Lot Attacking Israel involves attacking the system which supports Israel. It is 1 pragmatic . It is 2 moral and 3 ethical to do so when it is found out that these forces have been lassoed roped penned and put into serving parasitic Israel 24/7 . At least the offspring of the skates will have a better future .

Don't you agree a lot and not only to 123 .

anon [393] Disclaimer , says: August 20, 2019 at 12:55 pm GMT
@Charles Martel I told you not to read that Scofield Bible again but you didn't listen . Not only that you also sat down bowed head listening to fat misshaped Hagee in your local CUFI outlet . Don't do that . Get some crayons and start drawing Star of David on your viagra worked dick . There is Canadian nurse who I knew in Detroit , used to talk a lot about My Brothers Keeper . May be she also knew the real keeper Epstein . Lot of kept .
Moi , says: August 20, 2019 at 1:00 pm GMT
@obwandiyag Come to think of it, Trump is a perfect president for a violently insane and amoral nation. Sweet Lord Yeshua!
Charles , says: August 20, 2019 at 1:02 pm GMT
No one (who I ever hear or read) who claims Trump should be impeached knows what that even means. Similarly to being indicted, being impeached means a political figure stands trial. Being impeached guarantees nothing -- Bill Clinton was impeached and naturally it turned into a farce, whether he was provably guilty of what he was accused or not. Even more importantly there's the little matter of having a REASON to impeach. Hating an individual -- even when that person is an oddball, as is certainly the case with Trump -- because that person behaves eccentrically in your eyes is not and never will be "impeachable".
Anon [300] Disclaimer , says: August 20, 2019 at 1:04 pm GMT
Phil, here's the thing: on the evil scale of 1 to 10 Trump is a 9.5, but everyone else around him is a 9.9 or 10. So we are stuck with the fool for now.
anon [393] Disclaimer , says: August 20, 2019 at 1:09 pm GMT
Accidental war is possible but the trend is towards more shouting and screaming followed by climb down. Unless Pompeo fat or Bolton walrus drown accidentally or intentionally in some Israeli supplied water , war remains a possibility , Even the frowning might not help . It can be blamed on Iran . Israel might supply the water if it feels Pomeo might get tired of being told what to do and start telling the truth behind war against Iran .

The real concern is recession . If that hurts Trump's re-election , he might do something stupid . He might buy the water from Israel with trillions of dollars ( just the advice on how to initiate the war against Iran but AIPAC-Likud charges for that ) and drown the USA . There is no climbdown. Iran will be in ruins . Trump will be the president . America has seen it's last president .

Another ' Richard Pearle ' will say to Americans "Pompeo and Bolton didn't do the job and Neither Trump did as was told . They didn't listen . We tried to help but they couldn't carry out . They are not Roosevelt Churchill or Reagan . We were mistaken , "

Paul Bustion , says: August 20, 2019 at 1:20 pm GMT
Trump has not broken any laws, even though his behavior is inappropriate. Even if he colluded with Russia during the 2016 presidential campaign, he did not break any laws in doing so. Even though his collaboration with Israel is inappropriate, he did not break any laws in collaborating. Neither in the case of collaborating with Russia nor with Israel did he commit treason against the USA or accept illegal campaign contributions from their governments, which would be the only way the collaboration would be illegal. So there is no legal basis on which to impeach him. Additionally, there is a principle of sovereign immunity that, in fact if not in theory, has some limited application to the president, it would not be possible to successfully remove a president from office, even if he was guilty of a crime, unless it was an extremely serious one. So trying to impeach Trump would be a complete waste of time. Impeaching Trump would be even more ridiculous than impeaching Clinton was.
War for Blair Mountain , says: August 20, 2019 at 1:21 pm GMT
And the CANNON FODDER occupation of the shithole Afghanistan will continue apace during the reign of the OLD FARTING BOOMER GRANNY POTUS Elizabeth Warren .on the advice of Irish Skank Samantha Powers and the midget mulato negro Susan Rice .
Hossein , says: August 20, 2019 at 1:43 pm GMT
Sorry you Goys are all doomed. The next president ,Democrat or the orangegutan will continue to bow before the real emperor, Netanyahu.

The only way to get rid of virus of Zionism is to implement a real American constitutional government where loyalty will be 100% to the US and not to foriegn governments. Best of luck to all of you Goys.

nsa , says: August 20, 2019 at 2:03 pm GMT
@Hossein "Best of luck to all of you Goys" New improved motto for the hapless MAGAstinians ..Make America Goy Again.
follyofwar , says: August 20, 2019 at 2:05 pm GMT
@Wally I concur, Wally, exept for your use of the term "small beer." Love him or hate him, there's nothing small beer about Mr. Trump.

It seems to me that those advocating for Trump's impeachment could, unwittingly, guarantee his re-election. Most, I think, don't like a legally elected president to be impeached over policy differences. Using that criteria, every president could be impeached.

Mr. Giraldi asks if VP Pence could "possibly be worse than Donald Trump." Emphatically I say that he not only COULD be, but quite likely WOULD be. One example: Trump should have never sent such a huge naval presence into the Persian Gulf, but, who knows, Pence may have done so even sooner. And, after that Iranian shoot down of the US drone, would Pence, an Israel-first neocon in good standing, have held back from retaliating?

Lastly, I find it a little odd that Mr. Giraldi uses the Omar/Tlaib incident as grounds for impeachment. Trump was ill-advised to say what he did (sadly a nearly daily occurrence), but that seems like a minor incident, similar in severity to the republicans ridiculous attempt to impeach Clinton over lying about Lewinsky's semen stained blue dress. The easy way to get rid of Trump is the way this country usually does it -- vote him out of office at the ballot box, not make him a martyr by trying to get rid of him a few months before next November's election. Besides, the Senate will never convict.

DESERT FOX , says: August 20, 2019 at 2:16 pm GMT
In regards to impeachment, we patriots are screwed, Pence is just as bad as Trump , and in regards to the elections for POTUS , the demon-rats and the republi-cons are the same zionist controlled bullshit, until Americans wake up to that fact, nothing will change. The demon-rats are the zio/US version of the bolsheviks and the republi-cons are a farce!
wayfarer , says: August 20, 2019 at 2:17 pm GMT
Israel, the rich selfish beggar nation.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Blue_Boy

rich: abundant possessions, especially material wealth.
selfish: unquiet with one's own well-being without regard for others.
beggar: one who lives by asking for gifts or charity.

anon [401] Disclaimer , says: August 20, 2019 at 2:18 pm GMT
Netanyahu asked US lawmakers in June to condemn Tlaib, Omar for BDS support. In missive to Democratic leaders predating row over ban, Netanyahu wrote that the congresswomen were the 'antithesis to strong support for Israel' https://www.timesofisrael.com/netanyahu-asked-us-lawmakers-to-condemn-tlaib-omar-for-bds-support-in-june/

Now Trump has done more for Israel as per request of Israel, US media and some in Israeli media are blaming Trump for wrecking"bipartisan support" to Israel and for endangering "special relationship"

Thats the way Zionist work . They prod they force they bribe or blackmail and get the things done .Then they blame the perpetrator for doing what Israel has been asking them them do.

Iran war will be another example of 'wrecking bipartisan relationship" or "special relationship being endangered " by the Zionist media because of the danger of Israel would be pointed out correctly to be the mastermind to be the payer to be the controller to be the open and only figure forcing some corrupt lawmakers do it

Charles Martel , says: August 20, 2019 at 2:38 pm GMT
@anon Warning: prions in camel steaks have an adverse effect on peoples' brains to the extent that they can't frame a coherent thought. Lay off the steaks!

Meanwhile, here's a little Eid present for you: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WkS2f3DyDr4

anon [113] Disclaimer , says: August 20, 2019 at 2:45 pm GMT
@therevolutionwas "It is the power of the deep state that needs to be diminished, and there are many peaceful ways to accomplish that."

Enlighten us, please!

Buzz Baldrin , says: August 20, 2019 at 2:54 pm GMT
Haven't you Bush-Cheney-Trump Republicans noticed that every four years Americans rent a pig in a poke for the next four years.

Four years later, the voters can extend the rental or rent a new pig.

No accountability, other than impeachment, which like the presidential election, is political.

By impeaching Sheldon Adelson's pet pig, Americans hold the Bitter Twitter accountable for risking an accidental or insane nuclear exchange with Russia. Hold him accountable for exploding the national debt to create an asset bubble for the finance racket. And hold him accountable for flooding the country with legal and illegal immigrants and prisoners released to keep up with the Kardashians.

That's why Philip Giraldi is right about impeachment. Where his critics show their ignorance is their certainty that the process automatically leads to Pence. It could easily lead to the Nixon alternative. The bipartisan impeachment of Nixon was the last step of a negotiated deal as Watergate unfolded. First Agnew resigned. Then Nixon and the House made Gerald Ford vice president. "We gave Nixon no choice but Ford," House Speaker Carl Albert recalled later (Ford's Wikipedia page).

In the last act, Tricky Dick resigned in return for a pardon. The danger of Pence begs for a similar outcome.

Wally , says: August 20, 2019 at 3:09 pm GMT
@follyofwar Thanks.

-- Comparatively speaking, Trump is indeed small beer next to the warmongering of Hillary 'forcefully ending the Russian presense in Syria' Clinton, for example.

-- And while Trump blusters about places like Iran, he's nowhere close to McCain school of 'attack now, ask questions later'.

-- Trump's "sending" of naval forces is hardly the same as actually attacking with those forces.

-- BTW, the impeachment of Clinton was based upon his lying under oath concerning his sexual abuse of Gennifer Flowers, not about his semen on Lewinsky.

-- Trump's re-election is guaranteed. Hell, he now has a +50% rating with Hispanics and there are more & more some blacks who are tired of being on the neo-Marxist plantation and are seeing through their game.

Che Guava , says: August 20, 2019 at 3:10 pm GMT
Well Doc Giraldi, as an outsider, I understand your disgust and change of tack. However, although I don't know about Tlaib, she seems rather sensible, unlike her three insane allies. Also, Omar is a multiple violator of your U.S. immigration law. That is a fact. Easy to ascertain. It is only by many others of the same stripe being dumped in the same area, many also liars, and I would not doubt, many voters intimidated by people with whom she is conected (the large Somali population dumped there and/or brainwashing, from mainly Jewish sources) other voters had no say in her election.

So. impeach Trump on the grounds you state, it would be great for your USA. It would never be permitted. He is the greatest dupe of your colonial masters in Israel to date. You would know that. Likewise, ejection of Omar from her seat and deportation for immigration fraud are perfectly legal and sane, and will never happen.

Ragno , says: August 20, 2019 at 3:11 pm GMT
I must have missed the part where Giraldi offered up a list of replacement politicians who, as President, who could be relied upon to put illegal immigration on the front burner (until Trump, that was a grand total of ZERO) ..rework the insane, suicidal sweetheart deal we had previously arranged with China .and could credibly give Israel and its countless agents, apologists and apparatchiks throughout the West, what-for.

All things considered, two out of three ain't bad.

Hey, nobody (except the neverTrumpers who intend to shit all over him and his family the very moment he's out of office, the same as any michaelmoore would) is happy about Trump's kowtowing to Team Shmuel certainly nobody in his "base" is crazy about this setup .but I have the oddest feeling that Trump assiduously licks those Hebraic hindquarters as the Cost of Doing Business (ie, the only reliable Assassination Insurance an American President can hope to purchase).

In the end, it's all about the art of the deal; and from Robert Maxwell to Jeffrey Epstein and all points between, history tells us that the greatest ability any power-broker can demonstrate is survivability . Ask Bubba.

Priss Factor , says: Website August 20, 2019 at 3:12 pm GMT
Trump and his opponents are all scum. Trump is a 'racist' in the sense that he favors Zionist supremacism over the much-oppressed Palestinians. He also praises criminal blacks while having done nothing for whites. But of course, NYT is okay with Trump's pro-Zionist bigotry.

https://www.youtube.com/embed/ydD8HagdO9U?feature=oembed

Zumbuddi , says: August 20, 2019 at 3:22 pm GMT
@Buzz Baldrin As I type this I am listening to Mike Pence lead an all-star cast to discuss the Trump-PENCE space initiative (s), including the 6th branch of DoD, the Space Force.

It should be excitin g but it is terrifying: DoD is "unified" with the intelligence agencies & space force -- to ensure a total, space-based surveillance state.

US will collaborate "with its allies" -- i.e. Israel. Pence's quasi-religious delusions, and the broadly shared Abrahamic ideology: that Abrahamics possess the RIGHT idea, and have not only the RIGHT but the obligation to impose that ideology on all mankind -- will have at his ready access the most powerful & intrusive technology.
Those technologies will be militarized.

It would be a mistake to misunderestimate the ambition, cunning, and delusional vision of Mike Pence.

Precious , says: August 20, 2019 at 3:26 pm GMT
@Realist "Trump like most elected officials serves at the pleasure of the Deep State." If that were true, there would have been no Spygate coup. The Deep State doesn't quite have the lock on US elections you think it does.
Germanicus , says: August 20, 2019 at 3:33 pm GMT
I am actually thinking, Trump is a true gift. He keeps showing the US unmasked, raw, vile and criminal as it is, and in good company with the criminal jewish entity.
What has been done for decades, masked and filtered away as democracy BS, freedom defending BS, "american values" aka corruption, intimidation and threats, is becoming under Trump just blatantly obvious for every one to see. The US administration are a mafia, a crime syndicate that spreads tumors with its military.
Robjil , says: August 20, 2019 at 3:37 pm GMT
@Bill Jones The attempted impeachment of Clinton was timed around the talk of war against Yugoslavia. He wasn't impeached.

https://www.historyonthenet.com/was-bill-clinton-impeached

With television cameras rolling, on February 12, 1999 the whole world watched as the senators stood up to vote inside the chamber. 55 Senators voted "not guilty" on the charge of perjury. The Senate split 50/50 against Clinton when it came to the charge of obstruction of justice. This meant that the 2/3 majority was not achieved, the President was acquitted and allowed to serve out the rest of his term of office up until January 2001.

A month later and twelve days after his get of Dodge card was given to him, the war on Yugoslavia was put in place.

https://www.globalresearch.ca/nato-s-war-of-aggression-in-yugoslavia-who-are-the-war-criminals/2144

Twenty years ago in the early hours of March 24, 1999, NATO began the bombing of the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia. "The operation was code-named "Allied Force " -- a cold, uninspired and perfectly descriptive moniker" according to Nebosja Malic.

Impeachment is the branding rode for Z Puppet Presidents by the our warmongering ZUS rulers. Our "presidents" are treated like cattle too, just like us little people.

[Aug 20, 2019] Trump as the perfect president

Aug 20, 2019 | www.unz.com

Mulegino1 , says: August 20, 2019 at 1:31 pm GMT

Trump is like the old story of the bottle of whiskey which the southern planter gave to his slave as a present. When the planter asked the slave what he thought of the whiskey, the slave replied, "perfect." The planter then asked the slave what he meant by saying the whiskey was perfect.

The slave said, "if it was any better, you wouldn't have given it to me, and if it was any worse, I couldn't have drunk it."

That is Trump in a nutshell. He is certainly a "perfect" president, as he is palatable to both the Zionists and the kosher conservatives who are, at present, not attempting to accelerate the collapse of Euro-Christian heritage America, and totally odious to those who are attempting to do so.

Trump is no great statesman, as he has a very limited perspicacity in a world historical context. His only virtue is that he is not his Democratic rivals. The bar of American politics is set abysmally low in any case.

[Aug 20, 2019] BRING THE TROOPS HOME NOW!!!! OR...

Aug 20, 2019 | www.unz.com

War for Blair Mountain , says: August 20, 2019 at 12:59 pm GMT

BRING THE TROOPS HOME NOW!!!!

or

1)Draft the Chickenhawk-Warhawk Coward Sean Hannity into the US Army Combat Engineer .Sean gets to do IED locating and defusing duty

2) Draft every White Male sitting in every SEC Football Stadium this fall screaming:"WHAT A STUD TYRONE!!!" No Draft deferments ..US Army .Combat Engineer duty locating and defusing road IEDs in Afghanistan .

3) Draft the homosexual PEDERAST writers for The Nation Review Into the US Army Combat Engineer duty searching for locating defusing .road IEDs in Afghanistan

Sean Hannity .YOU YELLOW-BELLIED GD COWARD!!!!

[Aug 20, 2019] Something about Zionism

Aug 20, 2019 | www.unz.com

Paul , says: August 20, 2019 at 3:49 pm GMT

Why do the Zionists need Palestine? They already have Brooklyn.

[Aug 19, 2019] There is a video published by the daily mail showing Prince Andrew over at Epstein's place waving goodbye to the girls.

Aug 19, 2019 | www.unz.com

mcohen , says: August 19, 2019 at 12:18 pm GMT

Hi gilad

Why not mention prince andrew.

There is a video published by the daily mail showing him over at epsteins place waving goodbye to the girls.

Instead you are diverting attention away from all his fellow rot bags.But rest assured the evidence will come out.Jolly jumbuck,say what.

[Aug 19, 2019] Conspiracy Theories From the Elders of Zion to Epstein's Youngsters by Gilad Atzmon

Aug 19, 2019 | www.unz.com

'Conspiracy theory' is how the mainstream media characterizes any narrative that differs from their reporting of the official line. What is a conspiracy theory? Can it be defined in categorical terms? Can a conspiracy theory be validated forensically or refuted by similar means? What criteria can be used to differentiate between a conspiracy theory and theoretical musings?

The labelling of a theory as 'conspiratorial' is an attempt to discredit its author/authors and deny its validity. A 'conspiracy theory' usually involves an explanatory thesis that points to a malevolent plot often involving a secretive interested party. The term 'conspiracy theory' has a pejorative connotation: its use suggests that the theory appeals to prejudice and/or involves a farfetched, unsubstantiated narrative built on insufficient evidence.

Those who oppose conspiracy theories argue that such theories resist falsification and are reinforced by circular reasoning, that such theories are primarily based on beliefs, as opposed to academic or scientific reasoning.

But this critique is also not exactly based on valid scholarly principles. It isn't just 'conspiracy theories' that resist falsification or are reinforced by circular reasoning. The philosopher Karl Popper, who defined the principle of falsifiability, would categorically maintain that Freudian psychoanalysis and Marxism fail for the same reasons. The Oedipal complex, for instance, has never been scientifically proven and can't be scientifically falsified or validated. Marxism also resists falsification. Despite Marx's 'scientific' predictions, the proletarian revolution never occurred. I have personally never come across anyone who refers to Marx or Freud as 'conspiracy theorists.' 'Resisting falsification' and "reinforced by circular reasoning," are traits of non-scientific theories and do not apply only to 'conspiracy theories.'

The Oxford English Dictionary defines conspiracy theory as "the theory that an event or phenomenon occurs as a result of a conspiracy between interested parties; spec. a belief that some covert but influential agency (typically political in motivation and oppressive in intent) is responsible for an unexplained event".

The Oxford dictionary does not set forth the criteria that define a conspiracy theory in categorical terms. The history of mankind is saturated with references to hidden plots led by influential parties.

The problem with refuting conspiracy theories is that they are often more elegant and explanatory than the official competing narratives. Such theories have a tendency to ascribe blame to hegemonic powers. In the past, conspiracy theories were popular mostly amongst fringe circles, they are now becoming commonplace in mass media. Alternative narratives are widely disseminated through social media. In some cases, they have been disseminated by official news outlets and even by the current American president. It is possible that the rapid rise in popularity of alternative explanatory theories is an indication of a growing mistrust of the current ruling class, its ideals, its interests and its demography.

The response to the story of Jeffrey Epstein's suicide is illustrative. The official narrative provoked a reaction that was a mixture of disbelief expressed in satire and inspired a plethora of theories that attempted to explain the saga that had escalated into the biggest sex scandal in the history of America and beyond.

The obvious question is what has led to the increase in popularity of so called 'conspiracy theories'? I would push it further and ask, why is a society that claims to be 'free' is threatened by the rise of alternative explanatory narratives?

In truth, the question is itself misleading. No one is really afraid of 'conspiracy theories' per se. You will not be arrested or lose your job for being a 'climate change denier.' You may speculate on and even deny the moon landing as much as you like. You are free to speculate about Kennedy's assassination as long as you don't mention the Mossad . You can even survive being a 911 truther and espouse as many alternative narratives as you like, however, the suggestion that ' Israel did 911' will get you into serious trouble. Examining 'The Protocols of the Elders of Zion' as a fictional, however prophetic , piece of literature can lead to imprisonment in some countries. Digging into the true origin of Bolshevism and the demographics of the Soviet revolution is practically a suicidal act. Telling the truth about Hitler's agreement with the Zionist agency will definitely result in your expulsion from the British Labour party and you will be accused of being at the least, theoretically conspiratorial .

[Aug 19, 2019] Israel lobby as the "enemy at the gate" type of conspiracy theories

Notable quotes:
"... Liberal use of the word "conspiracy" simply distorts reality. For instance, were founding fathers of America conspirators? They certainly worked against the established order; they must have been secretive, at least in the beginning-otherwise they would have been hanged; British crown surely looked on their activities as something malign, from their perspective. ..."
"... In American jurisprudence a "conspiracy" is a common felony charge, legally defined as collusion between at least two people to commit a criminal act – which could in itself merely constitute a misdemeanor. Just because people may openly indulge in such actions, presumably because they feel immune to prosecution, does not mean that they are not engaging in conspiratorial behavior. ..."
"... "To learn who rules over you, simply find out who you are not allowed to criticize." – Voltaire ..."
Aug 19, 2019 | www.unz.com

The 'Enemy Outside' could be a legitimate American patriotic/nationalist reaction to foreign domination of American foreign policy. This kind of argument is supported by well-researched academic studies such as that of Mearshehimer and Walt as well as that of James Petras who studied the Israel Lobby and its impact. Such hostile foreign domination has been explored by various media outlets including Al Jazeera's exposé of the Israel Lobby in both Britain and the USA . The current American administration and its biased policy in favour of Israeli positions gives credence to those who see Israel as the 'enemy outside.' Yet, none of the above has 'conspired' behind the scenes. All is done in the open. You just can't discuss it in the open.

... ... ...

In my recent book Being in Time , I argue that Jews tend to dominate the discourses that are relevant to their existence and interests. I refer to it as Jewish survival instinct. Jewish activists and intellectuals also tend to dominate the dissent to problematic symptoms associated with their group identity: Jews are often, for instance, associated with capitalism, banking and wealth in general, and Jews are also equated with Marxist and socialist opposition to capitalism, banking and wealth. Obviously, many Jews are associated with the Jewish State and the Zionist project but it is no secret that Leftist Jews also dominate the anti Zionist discourse and politics. Jews, at least in the eyes of some, are leading pro immigration advocates. But some of the most vocal anti immigration and anti Muslim campaigners are also Jewish. In Being in Time I argue that the fact that Jews dominate both polls of pretty much every topic relevant to their existence isn't necessarily 'conspiratorial.' It is only natural for ethical and humanist Jews to oppose Zionism, or Wall Street. It is also natural based on their history, for Jews as a group to simultaneously oppose and support immigration. Natural as it may be, the presence of Jews in key ideological, political, cultural and financial positions is undeniable. It is more than likely that their domination on both sides of so many crucial political debates invites conspiratorial thoughts.

Jewish economist Murray Rothbard contrasts "deep" conspiracy theories with "shallow" ones. According to Rothbard, a shallow theorist observes an event and asks, who benefits? He or she then jumps to the conclusion that the posited beneficiary is responsible for covertly influencing events. Under this theory, Israel benefiting from the events of 9/11 made it into a prime suspect. This is often a completely legitimate strategy and is exactly how detective and investigative researchers operate. In order to identify the culprit, they may well ask who would benefit from the crime. Of course this is only a first step towards substantiation.

According to Rothbard the "deep" conspiracy theorist begins with a hunch and then seeks out evidence. Rothbard describes deep conspiracy theory as the result of confirming whether certain facts actual fit one's initial 'paranoia.' This explanation pretty much describes a lot of how science works. Any given scientific theory defines the realm of facts that may support or refute its validity. Science is a deductive reasoning process, so that in science, it is the theory that defines the relevance of the evidence. Would Rothbard describe Newtonian physics as 'deeply conspiratorial'? I doubt it. My guess is that, bearing Rothbard in mind, attributing a 'conspiratorial nature' to a theory is an attempt the deny the relevance of the evidence it brings to light.

If for instance, the theory that Epstein was a Mossad agent is 'conspiratorial,' then the facts that he was a business partner of Ehud Barak and involved in a company that uses Israeli military intelligence tactics become irrelevant. The same applies to former Federal Prosecutor Alex Acosta's admission that Epstein belonged to intelligence and that was why he was the beneficiary of a laughable plea deal. If, for example, the theory that it was the Jews who led the 1917 Bolshevik revolution is 'conspiratorial,' then the facts regarding the demography that led the revolution and its criminal nature are of no consequence. The labelling of a theory as conspiratorial is an attempt to erase uncomfortable evidence by reprioritising the relevance of certain facts.

It seems that Rothbard and others have failed to produce categorical criteria to identify or define Conspiracy Theories. We may have to accept that as of now, there is no categorical standard to define a conspiracy theory. We may have to learn to live with the fact that some theories are superior; simpler and more elegant than others. We will have to accept that some of these theories make a few people pretty uncomfortable and they will explore every avenue to discredit such theories and their authors. Attributing a conspiratorial nature to an explanatory theory is just one of these methods.


Bruce Arney , says: August 17, 2019 at 5:43 pm GMT

Another great article by Gilad which shines a much-needed light on why people who question the official version of reality must be demonized. Group think must be imposed on all the wayward sheep if they are to be herded off to market.
Ash Williams , says: August 17, 2019 at 8:26 pm GMT
Nice article.

Reminds me of a quip "The Jews definitely don't run the media, banking system, or dominate politics; and don't you dare argue they do or they'll deplatform you, lock you out of payment systems, and get legislation passed against you."

Adûnâi , says: August 17, 2019 at 8:51 pm GMT

It is only natural for ethical and humanist Jews to oppose Zionism, or Wall Street.

How are Zionism and the Wall Street banker Jews connected? Does the author understand that Zionism is the opposite to internationalism? That Zionism is the call to resettle all Jews in Palestine?

All these neo-Nazi thinkers using the word Zionism for something else disturb me. Zionism is a natural ally to White supremacy, can't you see? Zionists literally support cleansing White countries out of all Jews!

Another boon to that strategy is that it would be incredibly easy to enact the Final Solution when their entire race lives on a few square kilometres of a far-away desert. Just choose the appropriate weather conditions when the wind blows to another desert.

Disclaimer: I use the words "neo-Nazi", "racism" and "White supremacy" with an obviously positive meaning. Modern kids understand far more things than in the late previous century, but these words (including "Zionism") still scare and escape them.

Curmudgeon , says: August 17, 2019 at 9:16 pm GMT

Zionism is the call to resettle all Jews in Palestine

Wrong on several accounts. Zionism is the political wing of international finance. That is why the Jewish embezzlers send all of the money there, and flee there.
Zionism is not about Palestine, it is about Eretz Israel – from the Nile to the Euphrates, and South into Jordan and Saudi Arabia. It is about controlling the oil reserves in that area, which, at the time Zionism was formed, was the world's largest known oil reserves. That is why Israel has never declared its borders, and refuses to do so.

AnonStarter , says: August 17, 2019 at 9:29 pm GMT
Gilad, surely you know that the "theory conspiracy" is the most sinister conspiracy of them all. Once consigned to theory, an explanation of events becomes an easy target for any party threatened by its potential influence.

Last I checked, the CIA doesn't hold any copyright for it.

Fran Taubman , says: August 18, 2019 at 2:28 am GMT
@j2 I hope you realize that when Jewish people read your post they are thinking you are from another planet, that is the conspiracy. They scratch their collective heads.

Most Jews are trying to get thru the day like you, figuring out how to earn a living and maybe go on vacation. Personally I have not been on one in 15 years I am so stressed about supporting myself in the arts.

You do realize you are mentally ill? Jews do not have time to conspirer against anyone. Would you have time to create intentional chaos in the world to take it over?

I like the Neo Nazis more then the conspiracy crazies, they just hate Jews for no reason. Not like you with your invasion of the body snatchers scenario.

Wally , says: August 18, 2019 at 3:43 am GMT
@Gilad Atzmon The mentioned Murray Rothbard said of Revisonism:

"Revisionism has the general function of bringing historical truth to a public that had been drugged by wartime lies and propaganda.

Now revisionism teaches us that this entire myth, so prevalent then and even now about Hitler, and about the Japanese, is a tissue of fallacies from beginning to end. Every plank in this nightmare evidence is either completely untrue or not entirely the truth. If people should learn this intellectual fraud about Hitler's Germany, then they will begin to ask questions, and searching questions, about the current World War III version of the same myth. Nothing would stop the current headlong flight to war faster, or more surely cause people to begin to reason about foreign affairs once again, after a long orgy of emotion and cliché.

For the same myth is now based on the same old fallacies. And this is seen by the increasing use that the Cold Warriors have been making of the "Munich myth": the continually repeated charge that it was the "appeasement" of the "aggressor" at Munich that "fed" his "aggression" (again, the Fu Manchu, or Wild Beast, comparison), and that caused the "aggressor," drunk with his conquests, to launch World War II. This Munich myth has been used as one of the leading arguments against any sort of rational negotiations with the Communist nations, and the stigmatizing of even the most harmless search for agreement as "appeasement." It is for this reason that A.J.P. Taylor's magnificent Origins of the Second World War received probably its most distorted and frenetic review in the pages of National Review.

The task of revisionism has been to penetrate beneath these superficialities and appearances to the stark realities underneath -- realities which show, certainly in this century, the United States, Great Britain, and France -- the three great "democracies" -- to be worse than any other three countries in fomenting and waging aggressive war. Realization of this truth would be of incalculable importance on the current scene.

For revisionism, in the final analysis, is based on truth and rationality. Truth and rationality are always the first victims in any war frenzy; and they are, therefore, once again an extremely rare commodity on today's "market." Revisionism brings to the artificial frenzy of daily events and day-to-day propaganda, the cool but in the last analysis glorious light of historical truth. Such truth is almost desperately needed in today's world."

– Righteous Jew, Murray Rothbard, Review of The Origins of the Second World War, 1966
http://mises.org/daily/2592

Cheers.

renfro , says: August 18, 2019 at 5:49 am GMT
@Fran Taubman

This site says poor Jews band together for criminal enterprise to make money ..give it a try .maybe run drugs on your vacation ..lol

Top 10 Jewish Crime Syndicates

https://listverse.com/2016/09/25/top-10-jewish-crime-syndicates/

animalogic , says: August 18, 2019 at 9:12 am GMT
@Fran Taubman

Yes, there's considerable truth to your point. But, I it ignores the issue of "organised jewry/zionism". This minority within a minority basically exists to push the Israel/Jewish interest.

AIPAC is a good example. Soros, the gambling billionaire & the Power Rangers guy are also examples. "Average" Jew's may or may not give support to such entities.

Twodees Partain , says: August 18, 2019 at 3:21 pm GMT
@Adûnâi "That Zionism is the call to resettle all Jews in Palestine?"

The goals of zionism included the establishment of a nation, but it doesn't follow that resettling all jews there is another goal. The primary goal is the establishment of control over all other nations by this one nation established supposedly as a homeland for jews.

That would seem to involve keeping the diaspora jews in place in other countries.

Fidelios Automata , says: August 18, 2019 at 5:37 pm GMT
Thanks for the shout-out to Murray Rothbard, a personal hero of mine whom I met once in the early 1990s. What a shame he didn't live longer!
Kolya Krassotkin , says: August 18, 2019 at 8:04 pm GMT
@Blake It has been popularly held that "666" is the mark of the beast, yet few things bristle with so many 6's as the Magen David.
Kolya Krassotkin , says: August 18, 2019 at 8:17 pm GMT
@Fran Taubman

I hate the word "conspire." It only takes people acting in consensus to cause harm, and while acting only in consensus, instead of conspiracy, may remove moral culpability, harm may still be inflicted.

The angry wasps who sting you are not conspiring, only acting in consensus to fulfill the biologic imperative to protect the nest, but they can nonetheless cause harm.

Bardon Kaldian , says: August 18, 2019 at 9:36 pm GMT
As usual, interesting, but not quite satisfactory article.

I don't find Walker's 5 points convincing at all. Simply, this is a bad model. As for Rothbard's "deep conspiracy"- this is a word-juggling, nothing more. It is better to stick to usual definitions one can find in ordinary media, for instance: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Conspiracy_theory

To be a conspiracy, you have to have:

* small group of conspirators, some kind of secret society (whether an individual would qualify?)
* their activity being illegal or against the law
* sinister motives & goals

Liberal use of the word "conspiracy" simply distorts reality. For instance, were founding fathers of America conspirators? They certainly worked against the established order; they must have been secretive, at least in the beginning-otherwise they would have been hanged; British crown surely looked on their activities as something malign, from their perspective.

But all revolutionary movements & most social activities share these traits simply because such are human nature & societies.

Hardcore conspiratorial world-view is something else. It posits at least two dogmas: a) everything is not as it looks like, the consensus social reality is, somehow, appearance, b) everything that happens has a cause, nothing is coincidental, random etc.

GA has enumerated many so called conspiracies (fake Moon landing, 9/11, Protocols of Elders, Jewish activism in human rights era ..). I doubt those historical (non)events have much in common.

So was Epstein's case some kind of conspiracy?

Secrecy? Well, he was quite open about many things, but evidently Lolita express was not publicized. The fact is that he had hidden those underage prostitution activity, not to speak about possible money laundering & perhaps Mossad connection. So- check.

Against the law & illegal ? Check.

Sinister? Check.

So, I would say that Epstein case, as is usual with prostitution rings & shady financial deals & all other dirt was a conspiracy. But it is not a conspiracy theory yet. Such sleazeball activity has been with us from the beginning. It would be much bigger if it really involved spying, intelligence, blackmail or something similar.

Most so called conspiracy theories are nothing like "conspiracy", but reflect trends in societies which ruling classes, from their own interests, try to manipulate with. Unz has written extensively about that (McCain & Vietnam prisoners silence; FBI & Sibel Edmonds,..)- see http://www.unz.com/article/our-american-pravda/

I think we need a more precise term, otherwise it is not more than a world-view of an obscurantist paranoiac.

Fran Taubman , says: August 19, 2019 at 4:22 am GMT
Dear Gilad,

For obvious reasons Jews are alarmed by theories that focus on their politics, culture, religion, folklore etc. It seems that Jewish bodies have been sufficiently forceful to silence most attempts to criticise Jewish and Israeli politics. That leads to the question of why Jews, Zionism, Judaism and Jewishness are so often the subject of conspiratorial theories.

Not very obvious to someone like you, who fits every concoction you can think of, then wraps it into a philosophy or mathematical theorem to help you sell it to the pseudo intelligent Jew haters, allowing you to escape the Neo Nazi racists. You use your intellectual prowess to hide your sadistic joy at watching the destruction of the Jewish people, which proves your theory:

Behold the set up of the world and its non Jews (by the Jews) for their own gain thru an elaborate plot created by their god who chose them. Everything in the world is set in motion by this plot of the chosen.

The Jews were involved in the greatest conspiracy the world has ever known. The killing of the savior of the world, the son of god . I think you can cut to the chase scene by saying that all conspiracy theories from that time on involving the Jews were based on a version of that plot, which also involved the Romans as co conspirators.

So the conspiracy is baked into the cake of the Jewish story. That is why it is forbidden to discuss Jewish conspiracy theories. It took Vatican 2 to finally let go of the Roman Catholic conspiracy of the Jews killing Christ, and put the blame on the Romans.

Zionism was an attempt to center the Jewish existence to a land and their own political universe, so as to be able to control their own narrative, removing them from Christian Europe.

Your conspiracy is hyper conspiratorial as only Jewish conspiracies interest you, nothing tangential or counter conspiratorial to the Jews will ever work. You manipulate to come to the same conclusion over and over. Ever wonder what an Islamic conspiracy theory would look like?

Your one conspiracy theory regarding the Jews is tainted with craziness.

I suspect that one is allowed to deviate from the official narrative and speculate on hidden plots on any given topic except probably the Jewish related ones.

Hello that is all anyone talks about!!. This site is dedicated to Jewish conspiracy theories.
What fucking planet do you live on?

It is all a locked and loaded emotional story for you. Your writings contain no logic like your Athens model. To me you are a total nut job.

freedom-cat , says: August 19, 2019 at 6:45 am GMT
Even us little nobodies have to be careful regarding "conspiracies". When i started my current job 3 yrs ago i made the mistake of taking a book on 9/11 out of my bag and it was sitting on my desk. The little jerk who sat in front of me saw it and immediately typed the author and title into a search engine .and BaMB! There it was the author was a hollowcost denier, he informed me!! After that he was colder than he had been before and other co-workers gave me dirty looks so I know the little jerk went off and gossiped on me. The guy is christian zionist although he looks jewish and has a jewish last name.

Needless to say, I had a rocky first year and didn't quite fit in, which actually makes me feel good. Who'd want to fit in with a place like that. Luckily, my stats were good enough to qualify to work at home so I at least escaped that little butcher market of a workplace.

You never know how quickly you can be accused of being a Conspiracy theorist or worse. It sneaks up on you when you least expect it.

Priss Factor , says: Website August 19, 2019 at 7:26 am GMT
It's the ChiC0ms. ROTFL

https://www.youtube.com/embed/diaLruWAfow?feature=oembed

Gilad Atzmon , says: Website August 19, 2019 at 8:32 am GMT
@Wally Back in 1966 many Jews saw revisionism as a valid and even necessary outlook,,, this changed when holocaust revisionism pointed at cracks in the Zionist H narrative .
Gilad Atzmon , says: Website August 19, 2019 at 8:38 am GMT
@animalogic This is why I recommend to differentiate between Jews (the ppl), Judaism (the religion) and Jewishness (ideology, politics and culture) I made a conscious choice not to talk about 'the Jews' as I do not posses the means to study them as a group. I hardly speak about Judaism as I am not an expert but i do criticise Jewishness: the culture, the politics, the identity, the ideology Once we pass this stage we can also move forward and look into 'self identifying Jews' and examine what this means i.e. what exactly they identify with
Been_there_done_that , says: August 19, 2019 at 8:41 am GMT

however, the suggestion that 'Israel did 911' will get you

the following message at the link you provided:

" This account has been terminated due to multiple or severe violations of YouTube's policy prohibiting hate speech. "

He operated in the open. I am afraid that there is not much evidence of Jewish conspiracies.

In American jurisprudence a "conspiracy" is a common felony charge, legally defined as collusion between at least two people to commit a criminal act – which could in itself merely constitute a misdemeanor. Just because people may openly indulge in such actions, presumably because they feel immune to prosecution, does not mean that they are not engaging in conspiratorial behavior.

Maybe you could expand your limited (circular) definition of " Jewish Power " – paraphrasing: the ability to prevent open discussion of Jewish power – to include the ability to openly engage in conspiratorial acts without fear of legal retribution.

j2 , says: August 19, 2019 at 8:47 am GMT
@Fran Taubman Dear Fran Taubman,

You write:

"The Jews were involved in the greatest conspiracy the world has ever known. The killing of the savior of the world, the son of god. I think you can cut to the chase scene by saying that all conspiracy theories from that time on involving the Jews were based on a version of that plot, which also involved the Romans as co conspirators. "

and concerning Atzmon:

"Your one conspiracy theory regarding the Jews is tainted with craziness."

You are sadly ignorant of the history of Jewish messianism. If you want to find crazy people, you should study them and see how mentally ill some of your own people were. I give you another lesson of the history of Jewish messianism, you will see that killing Jesus has not been the source of the conspiracy theories of Jews.

Jews conspired against Rome for 600 years. Three times they started a war (66, 115 and 132), once they tried to build a temple (363) and once they joined Parsians in a war (614), later they helped Muslims to conquer Spain in a conspiratoral manner, and also Levant. But after they had lost to Heracleios, Jewish leaders considered having made a pact with gentile kings (not only the Emperor of Byzantium) that Jews will not rebel against the king before the time the Messiah comes. To justify this pact they referred to the Song of Songs, a messianic text of the love of the Messiah and Israel, to the verse that the bride must not wake up love before it is its time. That is, Jews never made any permanent promise to be loyal to the king, it was just for the time. But there was to be the end of the times, the time when the Messiah arrives. Many Messiah aspirants arrived, but none got wide support, most were either magicians (David Alroy) or kabbalists (Abraham ben Abulafia). So up to the time when British puritans got the crazy idea that American Indians are a Lost Tribe of Israel. Finding the lost tribes meant the end of the times. Manesseh ben Israel supported this interpretation and under British and Dutch Jewish influence Shabbatai Zevi started preaching that he is the Messiah, the year was 1648. Over half of Jews believed in him, but the mission failed. But it did not stop, it continued in two fronts. The less important was Donmeh. Jacob Frank got his crazy idea of being the Messiah from Donmeh. The important front was that European occultists, later to be Fremasons, accepted this idea. Some Jews joined Freemasons. Some were converted Frankists, some were assimilated Jews. Some were powerful, like Cremieux and Rothschild. This started the pre-Zionist conspiracy for creating Israel and gaining world power.

I perfectly well understand that a secular Jew, who has rudimentary understanding of Kabbalah and no knowledge of the history of Jewish messianism, like you, Fran Taubman, does not know anything about this. But why do you write your nonsense comments and accuse other people of crazyness when it is you who are remarkably ignorant of the religion and history of your people?

Antares , says: August 19, 2019 at 9:06 am GMT
@Fran Taubman It must be hard that a jew escaped group think.
Gilad Atzmon , says: Website August 19, 2019 at 10:40 am GMT
My dear Fran, try to concentrate. I actually argue repeatedly in the piece above and through my entire body of work that there are NO Jewish conspiracies! All is done in the open, from AIPAC, to ADL, to Israeli criminality, to Epstein and the organised crime apparatus he was part of the only thing we see evidence of is an orchestrated relentless attempts to suppress the discussion of these topics. Far from being a great surprise, all you do on this thread and others is just that, desperately trying to supress the discussion the J political, cultural and identitarian symptoms
anon [354] Disclaimer , says: August 19, 2019 at 11:14 am GMT
The impression one gets after watching the routine interviewing and watching the targeted questions by the interviewers of those potentially guilty of a crime either in a police head quarter or in s court are nothing but a conspiracy theory built around loose connections , possibilities, absence of better explanations and presence of reasons of economic, religious, identity -based reasons , or based on emotions .

Often those who deride the ' conspiracy theorist' use the argument that no direct evidence is seen or shown to exist .

With that argument a killer can also challenge the accuser "did you see me killing "

Conspiracy theory is also a theory that explains entirely or partly certain crimes . Dismissing them is the best defense the criminal minds and their apologist can unfortunately can employ often successfully.

ChuckOrloski , says: August 19, 2019 at 12:22 pm GMT
@Gilad Atzmon Politely & patiently, and to Fran Taubman, Gilad Atzmon tried to (in futility) explain:
" there are NO Jewish conspiracies! All is done in the open, from AIPAC, to ADL, to Israeli criminality, to Epstein and the organised crime apparatus he was part of the only thing we see evidence of is an orchestrated relentless attempts to suppress the discussion of these topics."

Dear Gilad Atzmon,

Re; above, In my Amerika, the only example of Israeli accountability for evident commitment of high (political) espionage crimes was Jonathan Pollard's arrest & imprisonment.

Of course, contemporary Jewish lesser criminals, for examples, the (temporarily punished) Marc Rich, Bernie Madoff, and Harvey Weinstein were held accountable to flexible & unjust US law. Haha. Jeffrey Epstein almost had his day in US court.

The great elite Jewish advantage in western nations is unaccountability for their crimes.
In my "Homeland," those routinely committed by AIPAC & the ADL are enshrined as virtues.

Unaccountable to conscience, the ideologically blind & evangelical Fran Taubman, has no need to "concentrate" on what intellectual advantage you try to give her.

Very sad because ever objective international Elders of Zion even recognize the fact of prized-Jewish unaccountablity for the worst crimes ever committed against mankind. They are likely grateful for having such "Crime & Punishment" exemption

Thanks & my respect, G.A.

Ilya G Poimandres , says: August 19, 2019 at 12:31 pm GMT
@Fran Taubman

The issue is the Jewish mind's 'unwillingness to consider criticism'. I dated a woman like that. It was an impossible task to come to consensus. In her case it was narcissism, in the Jewish case it is the Avodah Zarah of chosenness. After all – if you are God chosen, why look inside for fault? All fault naturally is external to your blessed self.

This is the problem. And this is where the downfall of the Jewish faith will come from. After all, the only reform Judaism recognises is prophetic or messianic – entities external to current Judaism that would force change on the unwilling. And given Christ's end, and the prophets before – not sure many want to try this predictable path!

anonymous Phazer , says: August 19, 2019 at 12:41 pm GMT
@Fran Taubman

Most Jews I have ever met have been profoundly profoundly paranoid people driven to bizzare behaviours by their covert animus against the people they live in the same country with. They also without exception viewed the world as being us against them and this was a world view over time that they were decidedly not capable of hiding even with their best efforts.

By the way hasbara when you are going to point out that you are an ordinary Jewish person who is so financially stressed she does not have the time to go on vacation you might want to consider the fact that you have all the time in the world to get into paragraphs long arguments in the comment section of *every single Gilad Atzmon article* . Kind of makes a nonsense of your pretentions of being poor and stressed no? (An ordinary Jew lol-what even is that, you yourself admit that they "scratch their collective heads' i.e that they are a collective).

Anyway you should reconsider your piss poor defence of Jews. Just look at the comment sections on Unz to see rampant Jewish ethnocentrism.

DESERT FOX , says: August 19, 2019 at 12:48 pm GMT
It is my belief that Epstein is alive and is in Israel, and since the zio/US is under the control of zionists this fits the picture, and since the zionists got away with the attack on the WTC on 911, they can get away with anything!
Rurik , says: August 19, 2019 at 12:54 pm GMT
@Curmudgeon

Zionism is not about Palestine, it is about Eretz Israel – from the Nile to the Euphrates, and South into Jordan and Saudi Arabia.

I'd go one further, and state that Zionism is an agenda of global domination. Not just the Greater Levant, but N. America and Europe and everything else.

Whom, if not Zionists, are in control of the ZUSA in actual terms? Does the world's remaining 'super-power' bomb nations all over the globe, sending myriad nations reeling into the stone age, on behalf of Americans, or Zionists?

Ditto England and France and all the 'Five Eyes' nations.

Whom, if not Zionists, are the ones demanding that Germans (and many others) be imprisoned for questioning any idiotic trope about WWII?

Is the West saber-rattling at Iran because Iran threatens the West? Or because Zionists consider Iran to be inconvenient to their global hegemony and rapine?

One of the things that has amused me of late, is the hysteria over 'climate change'. (((They)) soooo wanted their 'carbon tax', because that would have given them the pretext to tax every last backwater on the planet. Power over everyone – everywhere (in order to "save" the planet!)

Anyone who defied ((their)) power, would come under the global police force NATO (for the sake of the planet!) and by force would be reminded who's in charge.

Who can doubt such is what happened to Gadhafi? He, (like Saddam) tried to defy their power with his Gold Dinar, and was made an example of.

Such is the nefarious force (fiend) that Putin and Assad and the few remaining free nations face daily.

They don't want to define their borders, because as they see it, the planet belongs to them.

RoatanBill , says: August 19, 2019 at 12:57 pm GMT
"To learn who rules over you, simply find out who you are not allowed to criticize." – Voltaire
Bruno , says: August 19, 2019 at 1:01 pm GMT
Very interesting. But take an example : Unz article on meritocracy showed how Jewish game the system by having a strong over-représentation compared to merit and flooding the place with ethnic so that at the end, they represent half of the whites.

But the reaction to that was far from " wide in the open ". They both tried to reduce drastically the number of people counted as Jews – thanks to the polymorphic definition of a jew – while reminding everyone they are just white.

And Harvard crimson has statistics about freshman about everything – SAT by race, sexual orientation, being an athlete or being a legacy, but there is nothing about Jewish. Wich is really not very " operating in the open " when you know the crowd there .

So Jews are perfectly able to operate in secret and distill theories to advance their genetic interest while pretending it is done for other noble purposes. Take Ginsburg as a paroxistic example : all life on minorities business. Only 1 black clerk out of 150 and two third or more Jewish. She hasn't being bragging about that either .

I read an amusing Sorbonne master thesis from the 1910' written by a Jewish guy who explained how The Jews – because of their universalism, kindness, and open heart – helped the Indian during the far west against the Whites in all matters related to trade and peace treaties. The Indian trusted them because they were amazed at their ability to speak so many Indian languages (more than the Indian did) and understand their culture and even make jokes and pronounce very profound and sacred sentences that would touch their Indian heart and soul.

It didn't end well for them. I don't believe their were that stupid that the Jewish could have tell them what was going to happen

DanFromCT , says: August 19, 2019 at 1:08 pm GMT
One of the more interesting ironies is Fox News' and Conservatism Inc's use of "conspiracy theory" to neutralize evidence revealing the deep state conspiracies that both Fox News and Conservatism Inc claim to oppose.

They rule out unassailable evidence, regarding 911 for example, solely because it points directly to Israeli and American deep state complicity, and in so doing they overturn Western Civilization's thousand years' advance in reaching correct conclusions based on the evidence. So much for their "conservatism."

They also constantly "poison the well," tarring unfavorable evidence by associating it with with fringe insanity. And, not least, their elaborate efforts at concealing the truth of 911 provide powerful evidence of their guilt as co-conspirators of the deep state they pretend to oppose.

S , says: August 19, 2019 at 1:47 pm GMT
@freedom-cat

The little jerk who sat in front of me saw it and immediately typed the author and title into a search engine .and BaMB! There it was the author was a hollowcost denier, he informed me!!..You never know how quickly you can be accused of being a Conspiracy theorist or worse. It sneaks up on you when you least expect it.

Sorry to hear that happened to you.

Gotta wonder what the response might of been like if you'd had Orwell's 1984 openly sitting on your desk instead.

Seriously, I wouldn't be half surprised if we don't see 1984 banned someday as hate literature, ie 'hate lit', as it strikes too close to home.

'Thoughtcrime is a dreadful thing, old man,' he said sententiously. 'It's insidious. It can get hold of you without your even knowing it..'

'Of course I'm guilty!' cried Parsons with a servile glance at the telescreen. 'You don't think the Party would arrest an innocent man, do you?' His frog-like face grew calmer, and even took on a slightly sanctimonious expression.

'Thoughtcrime is a dreadful thing, old man,' he said sententiously. 'It's insidious. It can get hold of you without your even knowing it. Do you know how it got hold of me? In my sleep! Yes, that's a fact. There I was, working away, trying to do my bit -- never knew I had any bad stuff in my mind at all. And then I started talking in my sleep. Do you know what they heard me saying?'

He sank his voice, like someone who is obliged for medical reasons to utter an obscenity.

"Down with Big Brother!" Yes, I said that! Said it over and over again, it seems. Between you and me, old man, I'm glad they got me before it went any further. Do you know what I'm going to say to them when I go up before the tribunal? "Thank you," I'm going to say, "thank you for saving me before it was too late."

http://www.george-orwell.org/1984/17.html

Justvisiting , says: August 19, 2019 at 2:07 pm GMT
@Sean McBride This may be obvious, but don't forget that the "official" narrative of 911 was itself a conspiracy theory.

In such cases it is the job of the intelligence community to provide "evidence" to support _their_ conspiracy theory and to attack any other analysis as a "crazy conspiracy theory".

Another example is the Oklahoma City bombing. The "official" theory was supported by the intelligence community and their Mockingbird media. Anyone who attempted to question the official narrative was denounced as a kook.

The intelligence community uses "events" to brainwash the public to accept their narrative and accuse those who question it as conspiracy nuts.

I was personally involved in a close look at the Vince Foster "suicide" many years ago and it fit the pattern. Witnesses were ridiculed and intimidated, researchers were attacked by the major media, and the official narrative was passed into the history books.

The big picture "conspiracy" is simply intelligence community tradecraft. They have a template and they use it over and over again:

–Create the "event" to eliminate enemies (or for other objectives like increasing their budget and/or power)
–Use agents in the federal, state and local government, the law enforcement and judicial agencies to control the "investigation"
–Use the mass media to disseminate the official narrative
–Use intimidation of non-official investigators (harassment to start, murder if necessary)
–Use slander and arguments from authority to suppress dissenting views

Other examples of "events" include:
–Assassinations of JFK, RFK, MLK, attempted assassination of Reagan
–Mass shootings (including school shootings)

Rurik , says: August 19, 2019 at 2:32 pm GMT
@Corvinus

"I'd go one further, and state that Zionism is an agenda of global domination. Not just the Greater Levant, but N. America and Europe and everything else."

Assuming it to be true,

Sounds like a concession to me. Well done. You're improving with your time spent here, which lead us to this:

what are you doing to actively stop it other than commenting on a blog? Do you not have a patriotic duty to head it off at the pass, even if it means making sacrifices? Is it not about the cause? Are you not a true believer?

You see Corvy, I'm convinced that I've already done a great deal to heal your wounded soul, and foster in you a newfound introspection that you've been sorely lacking.

So even tho I'm not Him, and willing to sacrifice myself to save humanity, I am willing to do my part to be a light unto the world, so that, like a lighthouse in the storm, lost souls like yourself can navigate their way to truth, which means beauty, which brings meaning and love to a persons otherwise wretched and self-loathing existence.

Just seeing your progress here, is all the proof I need to know that I'm not wasting my time here, and have done good works.

Soon you will be like a disciple, and go forth and spread the truth yourself. The beautiful, often enigmatic, but always wondrous and miraculous.. truth.

anonymous [298] Disclaimer , says: August 19, 2019 at 2:43 pm GMT
@Ilya G Poimandres

And given Christ's end, and the prophets before – not sure many want to try this predictable path!

In The Poppy War R F Kuang explores power from numerous perspectives; in one insightful conversation Rin is forced to realize that there is no power without pain.

In The Wondering Who, Atzmon focused on Esther as the model zionist. The Esther story touches -- or introduces! -- several characteristics of Jewish power in USA / the world today:
– alleged or pre-emptive victimhood
– working in secret to spy- controlling information in and information out : : knowledge is power– Mordecai was able to insert Esther into the royal household based on information gained by spying/snooping
– use of sexual activity in a perverted way, i.e. Esther used sexual attraction to gain power but not to procreate (Rin had herself sterilized in order to become the perfect 'soldier'– gain power, which meant avoiding her fate if she did not acquire power: marriage & sexual relations with an unpleasant man, in order to bear his children)
– decapitating the leadership of the Target and destroying their population, ability to reproduce, and their culture
– religious or spiritual sentiments and even demands are cast aside in the pursuit of political power

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Gilad Atzmon , says: Website August 19, 2019 at 3:41 pm GMT
@ChuckOrloski J institutions don't admit,,, they just don't bother to hide their activity ,,, they instead invest their energy in

1. suppressing the discussion (ADL, SPLC etc)

2. controlling the opposition (JVP, Mondoweiss, media etc) simple