Ethno-linguistic and "Cultural" Nationalism

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And nationalism is given a special virulence when it is said to be blessed by Providence. Today we have a president, invading two countries in four years, who announced on the campaign trail last year that God speaks through him.

We need to refute the idea that our nation is different from, morally superior to, the other imperial powers of world history.

We need to assert our allegiance to the human race, and not to any one nation.

-- Howard Zinn

Neoliberalism creates powerful nationalistic impulses die to its failure of fulfill its promises. Disappointed, impoverished, and, especially, unemployed people are easy recruits for far right movements.  In this sense the situation is similar to Bolshevism, which after being discredited as ideology (which was based on the promise of rising standard of living and eventual overtaking the capitalist West in prosperity) failed to keep the country together because of  growing (and lavishly supported both in propaganda and financially by the West) wave of nationalism which swept the USSR into oblivion. Disintegration of the USSR was based on two major factors -- betrayal of the "nomenklatura" which switched to neoliberalism, and abandoning Comminist ideology (in which actually nobody believed after 1970th)  and the tide of nationalistic sentiments.

Now nationalism is on the rise in all major Western countries. Such events as Brexit and election of Trump are links of the same chain of events.

Nationalism informs our ideas about language, culture, identity, nation, and State--ideas that are being challenged by globalization and an neoliberal economic order and ideology. Neoliberalism as Trotskyism for the rich is generally hostile to nationalism. It often purposely destabilize  the nation-states to open them to transnational corporations ("creative destruction" of sort), the dominant political players under neoliberalism. For example, when the federal government of Canada adopted neoliberal policies one immediate consequence was the termination of the funding programs  for the francophone community cultural programs (along with the termination of the welfare programs). Indeed, the Official Languages Act itself was overhauled.

The United States' pursuit of global primacy is based upon a complex melding of neoliberal economics and hegemonic politics which produce strong anti-American sentiments in various part of the globe, fueling nationalism.  US imperialism is inherently predatory  and profoundly different from the productive capitalism that had been the basis of American economic success. It is essentially a War and color revolutions based racket. It has important difference with classic colonialism: what traditional colonialism tried to achieve with standing armies now is achieved using financial instruments and tiny strata of  "comprador elite" within the given country.  Putting the nation into debt-bondage proved to be even more effective in extracting resources from the countries then the old colonial rule. 

Ethno-nationalism is not the only form of nationalism in existence. Moreover, Ethno-nationalism is in decline, as it is now discomforting intellectually and morally for many people. But two other, more modern and no less powerful forms of nationalism emerged: "cultural nationalism" and "economic nationalism".

As social scientists demonstrated nationalistic sentiments are often a product of culture, often deliberately constructed by the local elite to achieve pretty nefarious and selfish goals.  Still the culture can as solid core of nationalism as ethnicity. this new form of nationalism became an important player on the world scene.

Ukrainian color revolution of February 2014 (EuroMaydan), despite surface slogans about Eurointergation, was fought and won by Western Ukrainian nationalists, which later tried to impose their will on the rest of the country provoking the civil war in Donbass (with substantial help from Russia, which decided to support Russian speaking population against Ukrainian nationalists cultural assault).  While they were ethnic nationalists in the past, now they by-and-large converted in cultural nationalists, which oppose not Russians as a national by Russian culture and language and try to instill Ukrainian culture and language in the country were the majority of population speaks Russian.

So far the net result was a destruction of the Ukrainian economy due to break-up of Soviet era ties with Russian industries and abandonment of Russian market (while Ukrainian goods are no values as much in Western markets and face various often artificial barriers in EU). In 216 the impoverishment of the population reached the Central African states level (less then $2 dollar a day for the majority of population).

Americans generally are strongly negative to the idea of ethnic nationalism and that's is one of the best features of Americans as a nation. After all, in the United States people of varying ethnic origins live in peace. For example within two or three generations of immigration,  ethnic identities of Western and Eastern European immigrants are attenuated by cultural assimilation and intermarriage. In general, immigrants to the United States usually arrive with a willingness to fit into their new country and reshape their identities accordingly. But for those who remain behind in lands where their ancestors have lived for generations, if not centuries, political identities still sometimes take more ancient ethnic or religious form, producing powerful claims to political power. In the past, the creation of nation-states in Europe has often the product of a violent process of ethnic separation. 

While the apogee of ethno-nationalism was probably in 1930th and during post war decolonization,  ethno-nationalism while in decline still remain a powerful social force in some countries. In many way ethno-nationalism is still linked with national socialism.  But traditional national socialism version of ethno-nationalism  was slowly but surely replaced by what the form that is based on colon culture and language --  "cultural nationalism". I think that  American Exceptionalism is one of the most interesting examples of this type of nationalism. And the fact that US flags in the USA are everywhere definitely signify its strength in mind of the people. Unlike many European state were driving a car with the national flag would be considered bad manners, in the USA it is OK behaviour.

The US elite as the leading imperial elite that overtook British elite on the world stage achieved great mastery in using divide and conquer strategy by inciting nationalistic feelings all over the world. This mastery (despite Bush "Chicken Kiev" speech)  was especially demonstrated in facilitation the break-up of the USSR. It was nationalism that had blown up the USSR when it started experiencing economic difficulties and crisis of the political doctrine under which it was created as well as suffering from the losing Afghan war.

It is interesting to note that the crisis in the USSR was amplified due to supply of modern technology. Personal computers inside the country which broke traditional hold on distribution of literature by Communist Party (which rules the country as a religious sect, crushing even minor deviations form holy doctrine), were very similar to Stringers hand held missiles in Afghan war, which deteriorated Russian air superiority, and limited the use of helicopters (with a pretty nasty effect 30 years later).  This along the  money with which the USA and Saudi financed radical Islamic fundamentalism  converted Islamist revels it into a powerful political force. Political Islam was if nor born then strengthens in Afghan war.  Which paradoxically is another example of "cultural nationalism", were the religion serves as the cementing force and identification of us vs. them. .

People often forget that Osama bin Laden was essentially a recruiting agent on Saudi Intelligence payroll during the USSR Afghan war.  In this sense tragedy of 9/11 was simply a blowback of previous efforts to defeat the USSR in Afghan war by whatever means possible. And one of those means was spreading of Wahhabism and what can be called "Islamic cultural nationalism". 

As author of the note Was America Attacked by Muslims on 9/11? observed:

I would indeed go further and say that Islamic schools infuse a dangerous and un-Islamic Islam-supremacist, and indeed now sectarian Wahhabi-supremacist view vis-à-vis all other religions and cultures and this is at least partly responsible for many of the problems Muslims face around the world today.

In other words with  the ascendance of neoliberalism nationalism re-emerged as a powerful countervailing force.  Brexit was just the first powerful manifestation of this effect.

likbez : , Friday, October 14, 2016 at 02:47 PM
Neoliberalism creates an impulse for nationalism in several ways:

1. It destroys human solidarity. And resorting to nationalism in a compensational mechanism to restore it in human societies. that's why the elite often resorts to foreign wars if it feels that it losing the control over peons.

2. Neoliberalism impoverishes the majority of population enriching top 1% and provokes the search for scapegoats. Which in the past traditionally were Jews. Now look like MSM are trying to substitute them for Russians

3. Usually the rise of nationalism is correlated with the crisis in the society. There is a crisis of neoliberalism that we experience in the USA now: after 2008 neoliberalism entered zombie state, when the ideology is discredited, but forces behind it are way too strong for any social change to be implemented. Much like was the case during "Brezhnev socialism" in the USSR.

So those who claim that we are experiencing replay of late 1920th on a new level might be partially right. With the important difference that it does not make sense to establish fascist dictatorship in the USA. Combination of "Inverted totalitarism" and "national security state" already achieved the same major objectives with much less blood and violence.

Secessionist movements

In the post-Second World War period until 1989, superpowers were committed to upholding existing state boundaries. While decolonization was permitted, the borders of states were treated, in international law and practice, as permanent—non-negotiable—features of the international state system.

Secessionist movements are based on groups that have a strong national identification, and are fuelled by nationalism. Minority nations, in multination states, often criticize state policies on the grounds that they implicitly privilege the majority national group on the territory. They have resisted majority control over certain aspects of state policy, and have made claims for state protection of their culture or for recognition of their distinct identity. This usually means that they want their language to be used in official capacities and their children to be educated in their language and about their culture. They typically demand their own political institutions, to enable them to control their own affairs.

As a political principle nationalism postulates that the political and national unit should be congruent. That naturally leads to secessionist movements. It has many variations and in weaker form presuppose  the moral significance of the national community, its existence in the past and into the future, and typically seeks some form of political protection to safeguard its future existence.

One advantage of viewing nationalism as a normative theory about the value of national membership and national communities is that it can account for the key policies or demands of nationalists. On this conception, the demand for national self-determination is an important plank in many nationalist movements although not, contra Gellner, a fundamental principle of nationalism. Nationalists may, and often do, seek complete independence or state sovereignty. However, in some cases, where the costs of independence are too high, or the benefits of independence too precarious, nationalists may seek other forms of institutional recognition.

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the category 'nation', like 'friends' and 'lovers', falls into the second group. It is contingent on its members' sustaining a certain image of it based on their perceptions and feelings—although of course there are a number of conditions which lead to the construction of an image of a nation, such as shared religion, language, law, geographical isolation, colonial policies, bureaucratic decisions, and the like.

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David Miller lists five elements that together constitute a nation: it is, he writes 'a community (1) constituted by shared beliefs and mutual commitments, (2) extended in history, (3) active in character, (4) connected to a particular territory, and (5) marked off from other communities by its distinct public culture'. 12 This definition also suggests that the subjective identification is crucial.

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One common line of argument, associated with the work of Gellner, Anderson, Hobsbawm, and others, is that national identity is linked with broad historical forces. National forms of identity become prominent in the modern period as a result of industrialization, and the social and bureaucratic changes that accompany industrialization—or precede it, in the case of states aspiring to be industrialized. In Gellner's formulation of the argument, the modern economy is crucially dependent on standardized modes of communication and cultural practices, and people's life chances are shaped by the language in which they communicate, as well as other cultural forms of interaction. This is in contrast to the premodern period when cultural or linguistic differences were politically irrelevant.

That means that the language and culture  became the most important components which defines the boundaries of national identity, while all other characteristics that define nationality, such as specific for given ethnos DNA, receded. That consideration gave rise of élite-manipulation models of nationalism. They view national identity as the product of actions by political or economic élites, who foster national identities for their own (self-interested) ends. More sophisticated élite-manipulation theories describe élites as encoding violence or antagonism as ethnic or national which could be described in other ways—as criminal or class violence, say—for their own ends. Nationalism  is merely a means for élites to preserve or enhance their own power and status in the society. This is a variation of the old Plato's argument that the masses are easily duped and so cannot steer the ship of state. The fact that nations are socially constructed does not suggest that they are less real or are to be regarded with suspicion. Some people focus on the fact that they are 'imagined' communities to suggest that they may have no basis in 'reality'.

The social image is important because it is impossible for all its members to engage in face-to-face contact with each other at all times. Therefore members must refer to their perception of the image of the nation. Of course, on this definition, many, if not most, communities, except the very smallest, are imagined in the same way. Religious communities are imagined; my university is imagined; even my extended family is imagined. 26 But they may all be important, and legitimate, bases of identification.

That means that it is more accurate to describe national identities as existing along a continuum, with the language, the habits or customs or character of the group on one end and the institutional structure of state on the another. For example, in immigrant societies such as the United States, Canada, and Australia, where groups of people left their various 'homelands' to become part of a different political project, immigrant groups do not have the "national territory" as a basis to reproduce their own culture en masse and the political identities in question—the Canadian, Australian, and American identities — are genuinely available to them, in the sense that the host society did not exclude them from the political project and the political project propose to then a new, "born again"  cultural and political identity. In case the have like, for example in Quebec -- their nationalism assumes the forms that are typical for Old World.

Similarly in the case of France, ethnic groups were incorporated or integrated into France prior to the Age of Nationalism, and assimilation was largely effective. There has been some attempt to revive these minority nationalisms, but minority nations typically lack much shared (institutionally separate) history—since Normandy, Brittany, Aquitaine, Languedoc and Burgundy were all incorporated into France prior to 1500.  They lack an institutional basis, as well as social differentiation. The nationalisms are accordingly very weak. The French formula cannot be applied to other areas, where separate institutional or bureaucratic structures were in place by the time of mass democratic participation and the politicization of national and cultural differences by the bureaucratic modern state.  But the reaction against immigrant communities, especially Muslim community was very strong.

At the same time, as little as forty years ago, Britain was thought to be a homogeneous society, with strong class politics, but little in the way of national politics. Now, however, the conglomerate 'British' national identity seems to be eroding and is challenged by Scottish, Welsh, and to a lesser extent—and mainly in reaction to the other two nationalisms—English national identities.

The issue of rights to territory is also important because one basis of the distinction between immigrant groups and national groups is that the latter have territory and the former do not. Whether a group has territory is therefore crucially important, not only to this conceptual distinction, but it also affects, on at least one influential argument, the kind of rights and entitlements that attach to the groups.

Given the chronic availability of nationalist and ethnic idioms in modern polities, one might expect economic crises to foster heightened nation-statist or ethnic exclusion.  Intensified efforts to blame national and ethnic outsiders for economic distress, to protect domestic producers and workers against foreign (or ethnically “alien”) competition, or to treat politically vulnerable minorities as scapegoats. And earlier crises furnish ample precedent for such efforts. This review has suggested, however, that economic crises do not automatically or uniformly generate such responses and that nationalist and ethno-political responses to the present crisis have so far been relatively muted.

The credit crisis on 2008 was mainly interpreted in nation-statist terms and was blamed (outside the United States) on the American profligacy, American-style casino capitalism, the global financial system, or an externally imposed neoliberalism.

Until Brexit nationalist reaction of the crisis of neoliberalism  — or reactions with a more or less pronounced nationalist components were not successful outside a few countries such as Hungary and Russia. Legal and institutional constraints, complex forms of economic interdependence, and prevailing cultural idioms have all worked to inhibit radical measures designed to protect domestic producers or labor markets (although more limited forms of protection were widely implemented).  Even in the USA, the citadel of neoliberalism, the disenchantment with neoliberalism led to the rise of such politicians as Sanders and Trump.

It is   too soon to assess consequences of Brexit on neoliberal globalization, but it is clear that the growing wave of nationalism is able at least to slow if not revert that recent neoliberal "advances" in this direction. If you add coming oil crisis the future of neoliberal globalization now looks more and more uncertain.

As Indonesian Chinese massacre of 1998 proves modern societies are sill not above finding ethnic scapegoats in case of severe economic crisis:


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[Jun 21, 2018] Mad Dog Mattis, the destroyer of Raqqa, frets about losing moral authority by Finian Cunningham

Notable quotes:
"... "shake and bake" ..."
"... For Mattis to lament during a speech at a naval college last week that America's moral authority is being eroded by Putin is a symptom of the delusional official thinking infesting Washington. ..."
"... Mattis told his audience: "Putin aims to diminish the appeal of the western democratic model and attempts to undermine America's moral authority." He added that the Russian leader's "actions are designed not to challenge our arms at this point but to undercut and compromise our belief in our ideals." ..."
"... It is classic "in denial" ..."
"... "What a powerful delusion Mattis and Western leaders like him are encumbered with," ..."
"... "The US undercuts and compromises its own avowed beliefs and ideals because it has lost any moral integrity that it might have feasibly pretended to have due to decades of its own criminal foreign conduct." ..."
"... "America's so-called moral authority is the free pass it gives itself to topple democracy in Ukraine, replacing it with neo-Nazis; it has turned economically prosperous Libya into a wasteland, after murdering its leader Muammar Gaddafi; it funds and openly sponsors the MKO terror group in Iran for regime change in Tehran; and it is neck deep in fueling the Saudi coalition's genocidal war in Yemen." ..."
"... Despite this litany of criminality committed by the US with the acquiescence of European allies, Washington, says Martin, "preaches a bizarre doctrine of 'exceptionalism' and somehow arrogates a moral right to dominate the world. This is the fruit of the diseased minds of sociopaths." ..."
Jun 20, 2018 | www.rt.com

Jun 20, 2018, RT Op-ed The statements, views and opinions expressed in this column are solely those of the author and do not necessarily represent those of RT.

It's parallel universe time when US Pentagon chief James 'Mad Dog' Mattis complains that America's "moral authority" is being undermined by others – specifically Russian leader Vladimir Putin. This is the ex-Marine general who gained his ruthless reputation from when illegally occupying US troops razed the Iraqi city of Fallujah in the 2004-2005 using "shake and bake" bombardment of inhabitants with banned white phosphorus incendiaries.

A repeat of those war crimes happened again last year under Mattis' watch as Pentagon chief when US warplanes obliterated the Syrian city of Raqqa, killing thousands of civilians. Even the pro-US Human Rights Watch abhorred the repeated use of white phosphorus during that campaign to "liberate" Raqqa, supposedly from jihadists.

These are but two examples from dense archives of US war crimes committed over several decades, from its illegal intervention in Syria to Libya, from Iraq to Vietnam, back to the Korean War in the early 1950s when American carpet bombing killed millions of innocent civilians.

For Mattis to lament during a speech at a naval college last week that America's moral authority is being eroded by Putin is a symptom of the delusional official thinking infesting Washington.

According to Mattis, the problem of America's diminishing global reputation has nothing to do with US misconduct – even though the evidence is replete to prove that systematic misconduct. No, the problem, according to him, is that Russia's Putin is somehow sneakily undermining Washington's moral authority.

Mattis told his audience: "Putin aims to diminish the appeal of the western democratic model and attempts to undermine America's moral authority." He added that the Russian leader's "actions are designed not to challenge our arms at this point but to undercut and compromise our belief in our ideals."

The US Secretary of Defense doesn't elaborate on how he thinks Russia is achieving this dastardly plot to demean America. It is simply asserted as fact. This has been a theme recycled over and over by officials in Washington and Brussels, other Western government leaders and of course NATO and its affiliated think-tanks. All of which has been dutifully peddled by Western news media.

It is classic "in denial" thinking. The general loss of legitimacy and authority by Western governments is supposedly nothing to do with their own inherent failures and transgressions, from bankrupt austerity economics, to deteriorating social conditions, to illegal US-led wars and the repercussions of blowback terrorism and mass migration of refugees.

Oh no. What the ruling elites are trying to do is shift the blame from their own culpability on to others, principally Russia. American political analyst Randy Martin says that Mattis' latest remarks show a form of collective delusion among Western political establishments and their aligned mainstream news media.

"What a powerful delusion Mattis and Western leaders like him are encumbered with," says Martin. "The US undercuts and compromises its own avowed beliefs and ideals because it has lost any moral integrity that it might have feasibly pretended to have due to decades of its own criminal foreign conduct."

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The analyst added: "America's so-called moral authority is the free pass it gives itself to topple democracy in Ukraine, replacing it with neo-Nazis; it has turned economically prosperous Libya into a wasteland, after murdering its leader Muammar Gaddafi; it funds and openly sponsors the MKO terror group in Iran for regime change in Tehran; and it is neck deep in fueling the Saudi coalition's genocidal war in Yemen."

Despite this litany of criminality committed by the US with the acquiescence of European allies, Washington, says Martin, "preaches a bizarre doctrine of 'exceptionalism' and somehow arrogates a moral right to dominate the world. This is the fruit of the diseased minds of sociopaths."

This week, three headline-making issues speak volumes about America's declining moral authority.

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The statements, views and opinions expressed in this column are solely those of the author and do not necessarily represent those of RT.

Finian Cunningham (born 1963) has written extensively on international affairs, with articles published in several languages. Originally from Belfast, Northern Ireland, he is a Master's graduate in Agricultural Chemistry and worked as a scientific editor for the Royal Society of Chemistry, Cambridge, England, before pursuing a career in newspaper journalism. For over 20 years he worked as an editor and writer in major news media organizations, including The Mirror, Irish Times and Independent. Now a freelance journalist based in East Africa, his columns appear on RT, Sputnik, Strategic Culture Foundation and Press TV.

[Jun 13, 2018] Sanction Trump not Bourbon

Highly recommended!
The term "national neoliberalism" should probably be adopted as the most succinct term for Trump economic policy
Notable quotes:
"... To paraphrase Ralph Nader, the U.S. corporate state is a two-headed beast. Sure, President Trump and the Republican Party are currently handing over public lands to oil and gas companies, eliminating net neutrality, introducing pro-corporate tax legislation, kowtowing to the military industrial complex, defunding the welfare state, and attempting to privatize education and deregulate finance. ..."
"... But let's not forget our recent Democratic presidents, for example, who are also guilty of empowering and enriching big business and disempowering and impoverishing ordinary Americans. ..."
"... In war the moral is to the material as 3 is to one, said Bonaparte. The neoliberal world order according the Bretton Woods and Washington cannot raise and apply enough material [bombings, drones, aircraft carrier intimidation THAAD in Korea are the ante] without destroying itself and in its throes the world. ..."
"... The U.S. trade deficit in goods, without services, was $810 billion. The United States exported $1.551 trillion in goods. It imported $2.361 trillion. The USA imports more than they export to: China, Japan, Canada, Germany and Mexico. USA top 5 Trade deficits: China $375 billion, Mexico $71, Japan $69, Germany $65, and Canada 18 billion. ..."
Jun 10, 2018 | angrybearblog.com
likbez, June 10, 2018 2:26 am

Trump behavior at Canadian G7 meeting was boorish, but it is logical and is consistent which his previous stance on globalization: he rejects neoliberal globalization.

Sasha Breger Bush proposed the term "national neoliberalism" to depict the transition from "classic neoliberalism" which has been started with the election of Trump.

I think the term really catches the essence of the election of Trump. and should probably be adopted as a succinct description of Trump economic policy.

The nationalism, xenophobia, isolationism, and paranoia of Donald Trump are about to replace the significantly more cosmopolitan outlook of his post-WWII predecessors. While Trump is decidedly pro-business and pro-market, he most certainly does not see himself as a global citizen.

Nor does he intend to maintain the United States' extensive global footprint or its relatively open trading network. In other words, while neoliberalism is not dead, it is being transformed into a geographically more fragmented and localized system (this is not only about the US election, but also about rising levels of global protectionism and Brexit, among other anti-globalization trends around the world).

I expect that the geographic extent of the US economy in the coming years will coincide with the new landscape of U.S. allies and enemies, as defined by Donald Trump and his administration.

See https://www.commondreams.org/views/2016/12/24/trump-and-national-neoliberalism

He elaborated on this in his more recent article ( http://www.dollarsandsense.org/archives/2018/0118breger-bush.html )

But if we take seriously the idea that Trump is a consequence of the disintegration of American democracy rather than the cause of it, this "blame game" becomes especially problematic.

Partisan bickering, with one party constantly pointing to the other as responsible for the country's ills, covers up the fact that Democrats and Republicans alike have presided over the consolidation of corporate power in the United States.

To paraphrase Ralph Nader, the U.S. corporate state is a two-headed beast. Sure, President Trump and the Republican Party are currently handing over public lands to oil and gas companies, eliminating net neutrality, introducing pro-corporate tax legislation, kowtowing to the military industrial complex, defunding the welfare state, and attempting to privatize education and deregulate finance.

But let's not forget our recent Democratic presidents, for example, who are also guilty of empowering and enriching big business and disempowering and impoverishing ordinary Americans.

JackD, June 10, 2018 9:58 am

@Likbez: "Sure, President Trump, etc" is your important sentence. It is the immediate need. First things, first.

ilsm, June 10, 2018 3:12 pm

In war the moral is to the material as 3 is to one, said Bonaparte. The neoliberal world order according the Bretton Woods and Washington cannot raise and apply enough material [bombings, drones, aircraft carrier intimidation THAAD in Korea are the ante] without destroying itself and in its throes the world.

Trump is not tearing apart NATO anyone not earning money is a PNAC think tanks knows NATO has become an aggression against Russia with similar intent as Hitler.

Grabbing Sevastopol and aiding Russians in territory occupied by Kyiv are [bold] defensive moves. The threat of Chinese islands in the South China Sea is the US Navy super carriers intimidations has no career raiding Hainan.

rps, June 10, 2018 7:42 pm

I was curious if Yglesias is a Canadian since his editorial sided with the G7 leaders stance against Trump's fair-trade often labelled as 'protectionism' of USA industries. He's a New Yorker as I pondered what's his stake in this political tirade against Trump's pro-America versus anti-globalist policies?

It appears that the media has glided over the fact Trump had suggested to the other G7 leaders that all trade barriers, including tariffs and subsidies, be eliminated, ""You go tariff-free, you go barrier-free, you go subsidy free." Protectionist Canadian PM Trudeau howled at a press conference after Trump had left on his way to Singapore. Why? Is it because Trudeau is committed to the welfare of Canadians and their industries? How dare the president of the USA- in turn, advocate for citizenry and country as does his G7 counterparts for their countries.

The U.S. trade deficit in goods, without services, was $810 billion. The United States exported $1.551 trillion in goods. It imported $2.361 trillion. The USA imports more than they export to: China, Japan, Canada, Germany and Mexico. USA top 5 Trade deficits: China $375 billion, Mexico $71, Japan $69, Germany $65, and Canada 18 billion.

More fun & facts:

US citizens and their jobs were swindled with cheaper foreign goods flooding American businesses and stores as good manufacturing jobs headed overseas. Jobs that created the middle class and all their earned benefits and standard of living decreased/disappeared quickly with NAFTA and the WTO.

Concisely, trade deficits destroyed the middle class, the working class, blue collar, and in turn, increased poverty and homelessness. Destroyed small town anywhere in the USA with manufacturing and jobs fleeing overseas in search of cheap labor. Go travel across the USA and see the boarded up towns, walk the streets of Flint Michigan, Detroit, Martinsville Virginia, Gary Indiana, Freeport Il, etc. Throw a dart at a USA map and you'll hit a town devastated by 'free' to lose your job trade. In 2014, 2.3 million job losses due to trade with China. Job losses in the millions have been slowly replaced with 'service' jobs and/or $8.00 an hour part-time no benefits workers as the new norm.

Remember when Walmart's original slogan was "Buy American"? Sam Walton before he died, was big on "Buy American," and it appeared in signs in the stores and on TV ads. His heirs quickly changed it to "Buy Chinese" destroying the american dream and small town USA.

Yet Yglesias' preference is all for the unbalanced trade with our G7 frenemies and punishing a president who chooses fair trade practices to ensure US jobs for American citizens. Makes me wonder who or what Yglesias truly advocates for, the NWO or the country of origin on his passport?

"What we must do is this: revise our tariff on the basis of a reciprocal exchange of goods, allowing other Nations to buy and to pay for our goods by sending us such of their goods as will not seriously throw any of our industries out of balance Such objectives as these three, restoring farmers' buying power, relief to the small banks and home-owners and a reconstructed tariff policy, are only a part of ten or a dozen vital factors. But they seem to be beyond the concern of a national administration which can think in terms only of the top of the social and economic structure. It has sought temporary relief from the top down rather than permanent relief from the bottom up. It has totally failed to plan ahead in a comprehensive way. It has waited until something has cracked and then at the last moment has sought to prevent total collapse.

It is high time to get back to fundamentals. It is high time to admit with courage that we are in the midst of an emergency at least equal to that of war. Let us mobilize to meet it." "The Forgotten Man" speech, 1937. Franklin Delano Roosevelt

Since Clinton signed NAFTA in 1994 and the WTO, American jobs and industry left our shores seeking the lowest common denominator- cheap slave labor. To paraphrase FDR into the late 20th and early 21st century, "Clinton and his successors concern of their national administrations thought in terms only of the top of the social and economic structure. It has sought temporary relief from the top down rather than permanent relief from the bottom up.It has totally failed to plan ahead in a comprehensive way."

Bruce Webb, June 10, 2018 9:16 pm

Nothing personally Rps, but you do not get Triffin Dilemma and global reserve currency. Please no more NAFTA obsession when no jobs left with that deal and exports excelerated. The global reserve currency and booming financial markets create a surplus in services over goods. It also creates the need for a goods deficit to stabilize the financial system. You cannot wave a wand and cure something that cannot be cured. You need a major depression to rebalance and drive capital from america.

Bruce Webb, June 10, 2018 9:19 pm

Likbez, Neoliberalism IS American. Trump is pro-East Asia

[Jun 13, 2018] The Nationalism Versus Globalism Battles Yet to Come

Notable quotes:
"... By the way, the US provides 22% of NATO funding, a formula which is based on population. Thus, if the European members increased their contributions to NATO, the US contribution would also rise! ..."
"... Donald Trump will remain exasperated because he is fighting the good fight but not really understanding who his adversary's are. ..."
"... Foreign countries aren't taking advantage of the USA. American industrialists are taking advantage of the USA. Why does Apple make its iPhones in China? Why does Ford build so many of its SUVs in Mexico? Not because of the decisions those countries have made. It's because of the decisions American industrial leaders have made. ..."
"... The USA has a trade surplus with Canada. Trump lied about that. ..."
Jun 13, 2018 | www.theamericanconservative.com

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At the G-7 summit in Canada, President Donald Trump described America as "the piggy bank that everybody is robbing."

After he left Quebec, his director of Trade and Industrial Policy, Peter Navarro, added a few parting words for Prime Minister Justin Trudeau: "There's a special place in hell for any foreign leader that engages in bad faith diplomacy with President Donald J. Trump and then tries to stab him in the back on the way out the door. And that's what weak, dishonest Justin Trudeau did. And that comes right from Air Force One."

In Singapore, Trump tweeted more about that piggy bank: "Why should I, as President of the United States, allow countries to continue to make Massive Trade Surpluses, as they have for decades [while] the U.S. pays close to the entire cost of NATO-protecting many of these same countries that rip us off on Trade?"

To understand what drives Trump, and explains his exasperation and anger, these remarks are a good place to begin.

Our elites see America as an "indispensable nation," the premiere world power whose ordained duty it is to defend democracy, stand up to dictators and aggressors, and uphold a liberal world order.

They see U.S. wealth and power as splendid tools that fate has given them to shape the future of the planet.

Trump sees America as a nation being milked by allies who free-ride on our defense efforts as they engage in trade practices that enrich their own peoples at America's expense.

Where our elites live to play masters of the universe, Trump sees a world laughing behind America's back, while allies exploit our magnanimity and idealism for their own national ends.

The numbers are impossible to refute and hard to explain.

Last year, the EU had a $151 billion trade surplus with the U.S. China ran a $376 billion trade surplus with the U.S., the largest in history. The world sold us $796 billion more in goods than we sold to the world.

A nation that spends more than it takes in from taxes, and consumes more of the world's goods than it produces itself for export, year in and year out, is a nation on the way down.

We are emulating our British cousins of the 19th century.

Trump understands that this situation is not sustainable. His strength is that the people are still with him on putting America first.

Yet he faces some serious obstacles.

What is his strategy for turning a $796 billion trade deficit into a surplus? Is he prepared to impose the tariffs and import restrictions that would be required to turn America from the greatest trade-deficit nation in history to a trade-surplus nation, as we were up until the mid-1970s?

Americans are indeed carrying the lion's share of the load of the defense of the West, and of fighting the terrorists and radical Islamists of the Middle East, and of protecting South Korea and Japan.

But if our NATO and Asian allies refuse to make the increases in defense he demands, is Trump really willing to cancel our treaty commitments, walk away from our war guarantees, and let these nations face Russia and China on their own? Could he cut that umbilical cord?

Ike's secretary of state John Foster Dulles spoke of conducting an "agonizing reappraisal" of U.S. commitments to defend NATO allies if they did not contribute more money and troops.

Dulles died in 1959, and that reappraisal, threatened 60 years ago, never happened. Indeed, when the Cold War ended, our NATO allies cut defense spending again. Yet we are still subsidizing NATO in Europe and have taken on even more allies since the Soviet Empire fell.

If Europe refuses to invest the money in defense that Trump demands, or accept the tariffs America needs to reduce and erase its trade deficits, what does he do? Is he prepared to shut U.S. bases and pull U.S. troops out of the Baltic republics, Poland, and Germany, and let the Europeans face Vladimir Putin and Russia themselves?

This is not an academic question. For the crunch that was inevitable when Trump was elected seems at hand.

Trump promised to negotiate with Putin and improve relations with Russia. He promised to force our NATO allies to undertake more of their own defense. He pledged to get out and stay out of Mideast wars and begin to slash the trade deficits that we have run with the world.

That's what America voted for.

Now, after 500 days, he faces formidable opposition to these defining goals of his campaign, even within his own party.

Putin remains a pariah on Capitol Hill. Our allies are rejecting the tariffs Trump has imposed and threatening retaliation. Free-trade Republicans reject tariffs that might raise the cost of the items U.S. companies make abroad and then ships back to the United States.

The decisive battles between Trumpian nationalism and globalism remain ahead of us. Trump's critical tests have yet to come.

And our exasperated president senses this.

Patrick J. Buchanan is the author of a new book, Nixon's White House Wars: The Battles That Made and Broke a President and Divided America Forever. To find out more about Patrick Buchanan and read features by other Creators writers and cartoonists, visit the Creators website at www.creators.com.


Bradley June 12, 2018 at 6:10 am

America spends 3 times as much on defense as its allies because it is addicted to military spending. The solution is not to pressure other countries to acquire the same addiction. The solution is for America cut its own military spending.

This is just another example of America trying to "export" its domestic issues. Quit blaming foreigners and deal with your issues.

Joe the Plutocrat , says: June 12, 2018 at 6:58 am
"A nation that spends more than it takes in from taxes, and consumes more of the world's goods than it produces itself for export, year in and year out, is a nation on the way down. We are emulating our British cousins of the 19th century." never imagined I'd say this, but you are absolutely correct. of course you neglect to acknowledge, Trump himself is an "elite" and a "globalist". the fact his "game" is real estate, as opposed to governance is more of a semantic distinction than ideological. debt-fueled consumerism drives real estate just as it drives globalism. this is nothing new. add to this the pathological narcissism and the ability to leverage moral bankruptcy as he has the tax codes and bankruptcy laws, and voila, just another globalist in populist clothing. as I have maintained all along, he is not so much anti-establishment as he is an establishment of one – he simply thrives in a different type of swamp and favors a smaller oligarchy/plutocracy. and of course, there is the big news out of Singapore/Korea, but again, much of the 'spin' or upside cited in a denuclearized Korean peninsula involves the opportunity for North Korea to join the globalists at the globalists' table. one can only wonder if there will be Ivanka's handbags will be made in Panmunjom, and if Kim Jong Un will stay at the Trump hotel in DC? either way, you are correct he is the candidate the American people, and the globalists "elected".
JonF , says: June 12, 2018 at 8:35 am
One problem with Trump's rant: the US enjoys a small trade surplus with Canada.

Would someone please get this president some hard facts and drill him on them for however long it takes top get them fixed in his mind before he goes off half-cocked with any more nonsense?

Michael Kenny , says: June 12, 2018 at 10:36 am
As always, Mr Buchanan sets out his personal agenda and then claims that Trump promised to implement it if elected. The more Trump backs away from globalised free trade (if that's what he's really doing), the more that suits the EU. The "core value" of the EU is a large internal market protected by a high tariff wall. Globalization was rammed down an unwilling EU's throat by the US in the Reagan years and only the British elite ever really believed in it. As for NATO, nobody now believes that the US will honor its commitments, no matter how much Europe pays, so logically, the European members are concentrating their additional expenditure on an independent European defense system, which, needless to say, the US is trying to obstruct.

By the way, the US provides 22% of NATO funding, a formula which is based on population. Thus, if the European members increased their contributions to NATO, the US contribution would also rise!

Kent , says: June 12, 2018 at 11:17 am
Donald Trump will remain exasperated because he is fighting the good fight but not really understanding who his adversary's are.

Foreign countries aren't taking advantage of the USA. American industrialists are taking advantage of the USA. Why does Apple make its iPhones in China? Why does Ford build so many of its SUVs in Mexico? Not because of the decisions those countries have made. It's because of the decisions American industrial leaders have made.

Secondly, there is absolutely no threat to NATO from Russia or Putin. Europe could slash its already meager defense budget with only beneficial consequences. The same with Japan and S. Korea. None of these countries need US military help. There are no real military threats to these countries. US military spending has never been about defending other countries. It is about enriching the shareholders of American military contractors.

So here is the real world: The United States has established a "liberal rules-based global order" that allows wealthy American and European commercial interests to benefit mightily from trade, and property and resource control in foreign countries. And this order is maintained by US military power. That is why the US is "the one indispensable nation". We are the nation that is allowed to break the order, to be the bully, in order for the rules-based order to even exist. That's why we are beating up on countries that try to live outside of this order like Iran, NK, Venezuela, Russia and everyone else who don't fall in line.

So Donald Trump is fighting against the power elite of the United States, he just doesn't understand that. He is fighting against the most powerful people in the world, people who are well represented by both political parties. He can win this fight if he lets the average American on to this reality. And then leads them properly to a better, more balanced world. But I suspect that he would be assassinated if he tried.

bacon , says: June 12, 2018 at 11:26 am
In re NATO and other oversea DOD spending, the old saying "who pays, says" has a corollary. Who wants to say has to pay. The US, since WWII, has wanted, insisted, on being in charge of everything we touch. This costs a lot, not to mention it often doesn't work the way we want. It would be easy enough to stop spending all this money. The Pentagon and the military-industrial complex would have a conniption and those whose defense bills we've been paying would complain to high heaven, but Trump seems intent on trashing all those alliances anyway and also on spending more money on defense than even the Pentagon thinks they need.
GregR , says: June 12, 2018 at 11:31 am
Trade deficits don't work the way you think they work. In todays economy the traditional measures of deficits don't actually tell us much about what is going on.

Do you know what China does with that $350b trade surplus? A huge percentage of it is rolled back immediately into US Treasury bonds because we are the only issuer of credit in sufficient amounts and of suitable stability for them to buy. All of that deficit spending Trump and the Republicans in congress passed last year is being financed by the very trade imbalance that Trump is trying to eliminate.

But trade imbalances really don't tell us much about the flow of money. Most of the imbalance is created by US companies that have built factories in China to sell goods back to the US, then repatriate money back to the US in the form of dividends or stock buy backs (which are not counted in the trade balance at all).

At best trade balances tell us very little meaningful about what is really going on, but can be wildly deceptive. At worst they are an easy tool, for demogogs who have zero understanding of what is going on, to inflame other uninformed people to justify trade wars.

One Guy , says: June 12, 2018 at 1:27 pm
Interesting the things that Buchanan ignores (on purpose?). The USA has a trade surplus with Canada. Trump lied about that. There's nothing wrong with the USA spending less money to defend other countries. Trump doesn't have to insult our allies to do that.
Jim Houghton , says: June 12, 2018 at 1:49 pm
"Trump understands that this situation is not sustainable."

You give him more credit than he deserves. What he does understand is that while we're being the world's piggy bank, the American taxpayer is being the Military-Industrial Complex's piggy-bank and that's just fine with him. As it is with most members of Congress.

John S , says: June 12, 2018 at 1:56 pm
" our NATO allies cut defense spending again. Yet we are still subsidizing NATO in Europe "

Mr. Buchanan, like Trump, does not understand how NATO is funded. All NATO members have been paying their dues. In fact, many pay a greater proportion relative to GDP per capita than the U.S. does. Defense budgets are a different matter entirely.

Sam Bufalini , says: June 12, 2018 at 2:14 pm
Remind me again, who just raised the U.S. deficit by more than a $1 trillion over the next 10 years?
S , says: June 12, 2018 at 3:19 pm
This entire article seems to reduce complex issues into simple arithmetic. Economics and job creation is about much more than balance of payments both the author and the US president don't seem to realise this. Very shallow article.
Sean , says: June 12, 2018 at 5:35 pm
America has a trade surplus with Canada, but seems determined to rub it in.

Some background. As the glaciers retreated south at the end of the ice age, they scraped away Canada's topsoil and deposited it in America. Rural Canada has little arable areas; it's beef and dairy by necessity. Costs are high and there are ten Americans to every Canadian hence the subsidy. America subsidizes it's agriculture $55 billion annually.

Mia , says: June 12, 2018 at 8:24 pm
Great, if we're upset about having to protect our allies in the Pacific, let's change the Japanese constitution to allow them to have a real military again to defend themselves and give the South Koreans nukes to balance out the power situation between them and the Norks/ Chinese. (Why is it so little is ever said about China being a nuclear power?) This whole fantasy of denuclearization of the Korean peninsula is so naive it's laughable. If nukes exist, there will never be any permanent guarantee of anything, and other countries will just keep getting the bomb without our permission, like Pakistan and China. The genie is out of the bottle, so time to be brutally realistic about what we face and what can be done. We can whine all we want to about how it's not our responsibility, but then we expect other countries to be hobbled and still somehow face enemy powers.
LouisM , says: June 12, 2018 at 9:24 pm
Lets take a look at the growing list of nations shifting to the right (nationalism and populism) -The Czech, Slovak and Slovenia Republics Poland, Hungary, Switzerland, the US.

Nations shifting this year to the right (nationalism and populism) -Austria, Bavaria and Italy

Nations leaning to the right and leaning toward joining the VISEGRAD -Lithuania, Romania, Bulgaria, Croatia, Serbia and Greece

AS YOU CAN SEE THE PILLARS OF MARXIST / SOCIALIST / COMMUNIST OPEN BORDERS EUROPE/EU ARE BEING TAKEN DOWN. THE FIGHT WILL BE WITH FRANCE, GERMANY, BELGIUM, NETHERLANDS, BRITAIN, SWEDEN AND THE UNELECTED EU SUPERSTATE. RIGHT NOW THE FIGHT IS WITH THE POOR SOUTHERN AND EASTERN EUROPEAN INDIVIDUAL MEMBERS BUT EVENTUALLY IT WILL REACH A TIPPING POINT WHERE IT BECOMES AN EXISTENTIAL THREAT BUT ITS ONLY AN EXISTENTIAL THREAT FOR THE LEFT AS THE EU REACHES THE TIPPING POINT AND THE POWER SHIFTS TO THE RIGHT.

[Jun 10, 2018] Some display a weird obsession with colonialism. In reality everyone's self-serving; the form changes but at the end of the day, that's nature. And evidently the West, whatever foibles it has, should at least make an effort to survive

Jun 10, 2018 | www.unz.com

GammaRay , June 9, 2018 at 3:07 pm GMT

@Daniel Chieh

There is no universal, global brotherhood of "nationalist, right-wing, anti-SJW" values as you seem to be trying to imply. The western far-right/alt-right is entirely self-serving and their appeals to some kind of global nationalistic ideology is basically just a thin facade that they promote in order to help generate support for their own self-serving agenda. The only reason that the western far-right wants to reach out for allies right now is because they are on the ropes and in a position of weakness; if the western far-right was instead in a position of strength then they would not hesitate to put their boot on your neck. You are quite naive if you don't think otherwise.

As an long time observer of the western far-right; its very clear that at the end of the day, it is not principles that they care about, it is only themselves. That in itself would be fine if they were upfront about it, however the problem is that they insist on being very deceptive about their true motives. As I have said in this post, and so many others; why is it that the far-right wants to postulate about "rights" and "fairness" when it comes to the preservation of the white race, but then when it comes to any other ethnic group on earth that has been negatively impacted by western colonialism the far-right just tells them to go fuck themselves? This tells you all you need to know about how the far-right really feels about its so called vaunted principles regarding racial/cultural preservation. They believe in it for themselves yes, but will be more than willing to compromise this belief when it comes to any others. You are missing the forest for the trees if you insist on adhering to notions of abstract jointly-held values at the expense of basic strategic interests; this is something I guarantee you is not lost on the western far-right.

You also assume that SJWism is going to spread to east asia and negatively affect the culture there in the same way that it has in the west. Is this or is this not the primary motivation why you seek an alliance with the western far-right? Have I understood your motive correctly? Going on the assumption that this is actually your motive; then why haven't you taken into account the fact that culturally and genetically speaking, east asians simply think differently than whites do? There is no reason to believe that SJWism is going to run as rampantly in east asia as it has in the west. It will gain a foothold that is for sure, but it won't gain the same kind of traction that it has in the west. Ideologies cannot completely change the essential natures of people, if this was the case then the alt-right (based on racial determinism) would not exist in the first place. Anyways this is a moot point; if the west fully declines then it would be unable to export its leftist ideals anyways, so I don't see what you're mad about.

Once again, to reiterate my original point. It is absurd for POC to assume that the western far-right in any way, shape or form represents their interests or at the very least is a neutral entity towards them. It is true that POC is a clumsy, extremely general term, but in this context it functions perfectly. The western far-right worldview is basically encapsulated as "whites vs all others"; therefore within this context, a pan non-white concept like POC is useful for working within such a stark, extremist ideological framework. What is playing out in the west right now is basically the west struggling with its own past actions; highly conscientious POC need to sit on the sidelines, shutup and let this play out on its own. There is no need to take sides here, the west made its own bed, let it sleep in it, this has nothing to do with POC.

GammaRay , June 9, 2018 at 3:45 pm GMT
@Anonymous

Most of us are against both 'invite the world' and 'invade the world'.

Im an old hand on the internet far-right/alt-right scene; what you said is generally true except with a major caveat. The alt-right is against invading the world only when it doesn't result in any net gain for the west. The alt-right doesn't actually have a principled stance against colonization/invading other countries; rather they are only against invading other countries when it inconveniences them, but when it happens to benefit them, they are fully supportive of all kinds of invasions. This is probably one of the things that disgusts me most about the alt-right is how they lack any kind of true, consistent moral foundation but like to act as if they do.

Its not really a useful argument to ask if something is really a grassroots thing or not. You could apply that same line of reasoning to anything to the extent where it could obscure the true reality of an event. Is globalization due to the actions of a jewish ruling class? Perhaps. But many on the alt-right still blame jews in general because they understand that there is something in jewish culture that is sympathetic to the globalization project overall. The same thing applies to western colonization as well. Regardless of what the western ruling class chose to do, there was an eager, sympathetic and compliant population which enabled western colonization to happen. If the population was not enthusiastic about the colonization project then the broad and thorough scale of european colonization would have been impossible otherwise.

The very act of colonizing and expansion is something that speaks to the very soul of western man. Most on the far-right fully agree with this sentiment btw and this is something that you see them say over and over. Simply trying to deflect all the blame on the ruling class and absolve the people actually carrying out actions is pretty disingenuous. The reality is, both the ruling class and its subjects are both equally culpable for european colonization. More importantly, I want to add that while colonialism may not have originated as a grassroots movement, it certainly had (and continues to have) grassroots support (especially among the far-right). Which is something that is equally important to consider (and equally damning as well)

Daniel Chieh , June 9, 2018 at 3:52 pm GMT
@GammaRay

You have a weird obsession with colonialism. Everyone's self-serving; the form changes but at the end of the day, that's nature.

You're just as self-serving, except that you've apparently have a global image of "POC" being united for some reason. And evidently the West, which for whatever foibles it has, shouldn't at least make an effort to survive?

God, that's stupid.

Misanthropy is the true answer.

GammaRay , June 9, 2018 at 4:33 pm GMT
@Daniel Chieh

Lol, you couldn't address any of my points, that's why you just throw everything out and take potshots at me.

The modern world, and nearly everything that unz.com is about ultimately goes back to colonialism. You could equally say that the writers on unz.com have a weird obsession with immigration/globalization. Likewise, I could equally say that you have some weird obsession with leftism. You see how flawed your logic is?

No, im not being self-serving here. I know that my usage of the term POC triggered your anti-left/anti-SJW sensibilities, but you're reading too much into the usage of a word. The term POC was used because it was appropriate for the context (as I explained in my reply to you and you conveniently ignored), not because I have an extreme left political orientation.

Once again, to reiterate my original point. It is absurd for POC to assume that the western far-right in any way, shape or form represents their interests or at the very least is a neutral entity towards them. It is true that POC is a clumsy, extremely general term, but in this context it functions perfectly. The western far-right worldview is basically encapsulated as "whites vs all others"; therefore within this context, a pan non-white concept like POC is useful for working within such a stark, extremist ideological framework. What is playing out in the west right now is basically the west struggling with its own past actions; highly conscientious POC need to sit on the sidelines, shutup and let this play out on its own. There is no need to take sides here, the west made its own bed, let it sleep in it, this has nothing to do with POC.

As for the west trying to make some effort to survive; I had never claimed that it should not. In fact I never made any argument to that effect in any of my comments on this article. In fact, I want you to prove me wrong . Since you seem so sure of your position, quote and paste where I clearly made an argument to the effect of the west should just give up and stop trying to survive. I'll be waiting.

You need to work on your reading comprehension. Clearly I have been making the argument that POC (I hope you get triggered by this) need to stop trying to prop up the west by rubbing shoulders with the alt-right and should instead sit back and watch things play out. This is not their fight. Making this argument is completely different than what you were trying to imply I was saying.

God, that's stupid

Daniel Chieh , June 9, 2018 at 5:08 pm GMT
@GammaRay

As I've said before, I give as much effort to a reply as I think a person deserves. Obviously you're not one of them, in no small part because of your insane fetish with "colonialism" – which I barely could care for.

Indeed, colonialism can be plenty helpful for improving the condition of a population objectively, which is surprising given that its goal is traditionally extractive but when the native elite is so incompetent or even more extractive of their population, then it is a net benefit to the population.

Not that I really care; I don't see anything fundamentally wrong with conquest. At the end of the day, competition is the means to determine which values and memes of humanity survive and by removing violence completely as a method, it leads to warping of the population.

I'm descended from mandarins; I have a pretty clear line of family history as far back as the Yuan. We've done beautiful things – marvelous terraced farms, canals that remain to this day, and a slew of impressive artwork. We've done terrible things – kept generations of illiterate serfs and bondsmen. "European colonialism" may hurt us, but the Cultural Revolution did a lot more damage and almost wiped us out. And we've invaded Vietnam, and I don't regret it: Annam, the peaceful south. Had the Ming held it, had it remained Chinese, its hard to argue that it would not be wealthier and more beautiful than it is now.

So no, I don't feel anything in common with your so-called POC. And your rants about colonialism only irritate me further. There are many terrible things in life and the world. And often, they are also beautiful and glorious things.

GammaRay , June 9, 2018 at 8:41 pm GMT
@Daniel Chieh

LOL. This is hilarious, keep backtracking. You obviously care because you bothered to reply in the first place. Tellingly, you were unable to address the most cogent points in the argument that I brought up against you in my previous replies and instead prefer to dissemble about something that has nothing to do with the original point of discussion. Don't think I didn't notice the (clumsy) sleight of hand. You try to act as if you're above replying to me but really the problem is that you're unable to argue against the points that I made. Its really that simple. If you were able to disprove my arguments then you would already be doing that instead of talking in circles about it.

Ethically speaking, colonialism is wrong. Doesnt matter who does it, white black or yellow. That being said, I understand the dark parts of human nature and why colonialism happens. Time and time again, I have clearly stated how the crux of my argument is the hypocrisy of the far-right when it comes to the topic of colonialism, not so much the act of colonialism itself. That's it. And I couldn't make my point any clearer. The onus falls on you, and not on I to correctly perceive this point. My problem is not that the west colonized the world (shit happens), my problem is that the far right wants to celebrate and condone colonialism (hence celebrate the historical destruction of other races and cultures) while simultaneously wanting to complain about their own racial displacement and cultural destruction (ironically brought about by globalization which in turn was brought about through western colonialism in the first place). The far-right has a major ideological consistency here which it is either blind to, or willfully ignores. I'm sorry but the western far-right can't have its cake and eat it too. It needs to clearly decide how they feel about the ethics of colonization and then take a principled and consistent stance on it.

Regardless, both in the comments for this post, and for the entirety of my posting history, my stance regarding colonization has been the same. It is you that has misunderstood it due to your faulty reading comprehension, and anybody who doubts my words is perfectly free to read my prior comments in this thread as well as look through my comment history as well. Therefore, the thrust of your reply completely misses the mark. I suspect however that your misunderstanding was intentional considering how clearly I made my point regarding colonialism in all of my posts. Regardless, why should anyone take what you have to say seriously when you have already demonstrated a clear tendency for poor reading comprehension or willful misperception? Don't forget about this:

You're just as self-serving, except that you've apparently have a global image of "POC" being united for some reason. And evidently the West, which for whatever foibles it has, shouldn't at least make an effort to survive?

God, that's stupid.

As for the west trying to make some effort to survive; I had never claimed that it should not. In fact I never made any argument to that effect in any of my comments on this article. In fact, I want you to prove me wrong . Since you seem so sure of your position, quote and paste where I clearly made an argument to the effect of the west should just give up and stop trying to survive. I'll be waiting.

I'm still waiting for you to clearly provide proof of your assertion that I implied the west should just give up; which in fact I never wrote anything to the effect of that, but in your rush to debunk me, you obviously missed that. The alt-right always prides itself on relying strictly on the facts, so please live up to this ethos. Everything I wrote is an open book, either prove your assertions or admit that you can't.

So no, I don't feel anything in common with your so-called POC. And your rants about colonialism only irritate me further. There are many terrible things in life and the world. And often, they are also beautiful and glorious things.

Nor do you have to feel anything in common with so-called POC. Do you think I care what you feel? You vastly overestimate your own importance. Remember, it was you who went out of you way to start up this dialogue with me, not I . I'm glad that my "rants" regarding colonialism irritate you. That being said, if they irritate you so much, instead of responding to them, please ignore them from now on. You are aware that you are not obligated to reply to anything I write, right?

GammaRay , June 9, 2018 at 8:41 pm GMT
@Daniel Chieh

True! There are many terrible things in life and the world, and also there are many glorious and beautiful things as well. I think it is beautiful that the west has lived at the expense of others for so long, and now we are reaching a point where everything that the west has done is now catching up with it in unexpected ways. It turns out the the universe has a sense of humor afterall. What goes up, must come down. This applies to all races and all civilizations. As humans, we must seek to live in harmony with each other, and not simply exploit and kill one another. There is beauty in seeking to rise above such primitive impulses, and if possible acting with understanding and compassion towards our fellow man. That is truly the meaning of "being civilized".

Truly I do not harbor ill-will against the west because it is western, rather I harbor ill-will towards the west because of its past actions and present attitudes. This is why I specifically target the far-right (because of their present attitudes about the west's past actions), as opposed to attacking all western people. I especially have a soft-spot for westerners that are able to genuinely feel remorse about the past. I strongly believe in the concept of forgiveness and letting things go, provided that the sentiment is genuine and mutual. Actually on that topic; even indifference is an acceptable emotion. I think its stupid to morally hold westerners to past events when even they are indifferent about their own racial/cultural future. I only stick it to the far-right because they automatically incur higher moral/ethical standards for themselves to meet when they want to start talking about the importance of having moral rights for racial/cultural survival.

That being said, the west has a tremendous amount of momentum from its past actions gathered against it; so it doesn't really matter how I feel, the west will still have to deal with everything that is happening to it and what is going to happen to it in the future. Nothing you say or do will impact this in any way, so you might as well enjoy the ride instead of complaining that I am pointing out inconvenient truths which harm your delicate sensibilities. Ironically those who complain most about fragile SJW snowflakes are those who get triggered the easiest themselves

In fact, looking at your history, you are a rare breed: you are a genuine, unironic anti-white crusader. You actually think there is something uniquely evil about "white people" and talk without any sense of contradiction that you have "extensive experience of white people."

The mind boggles.

It was a mistake to give you any time at all.

This is actually a lie what you have written. For your convenience, and for the convenience of anybody reading, I have provided the quote of what I had originally written which you are referring to:

GammaRay says:
April 29, 2018 at 7:04 pm GMT • 200 Words
@Wizard of Oz

This is an interesting question and definitely worth looking into. That being said, I do not buy into the reasoning that an exploding british population is the only or even major reason behind colonization. From learning about european culture, and understanding the general weltanschauung of white people, as well as from having extensive social experience with them; it is clearly evident to me that there is a strong extraversive, expansive component that exists in the white collective consciousness which under certain circumstances strongly compels them to colonize, displace and replace much more so than other races would do so under similar circumstances. What alt-righters/WN would call "ambition" and "drive", others might prefer to recognize it as "greed". Regardless of the semantic trivialities; it is clear that there is a strong internal drive within westerners that causes them to vigorously pursue both the physical and cultural colonization of "the other". This is not a negative or positive judgment though; it is merely intended to be understood as an objective observation.

What I had written clearly strives to be dispassionate and objective as opposed to the maniacal and frothing at the mouth anti-white diatribe that you are attempting to make it out to be.

Im sorry but the truth of the matter is that HBD is probably real; racial differences probably exist on a genetic level which influence the behavior and temperaments of different races and ethnic groups. The fact that whites are more likely to be domineering and have a tendency for colonizing "the other" does not make them evil; it is an impulse that can be channeled in both positive and negative ways. That being said, just because I bring up this inconvenient fact doesn't automatically make me racist or "anti-white". I am merely trying to work within a framework of reality, we have both multiple centuries of history to draw inferences from, as well as interpersonal anecdotal observations of white behavior both in real life as well as on the internet in spaces such as these. I don't think its very controversial that I am making observations based on noticing patterns. I mean, is noticing patterns illegal or something undesirable?

[Jun 09, 2018] The Brainwashing of the Israelis by Uri Avnery

Notable quotes:
"... One of the hallmarks of brainwashing is a phenomenon that everyone can notice: the total absence of a second opinion. When a commentator voices the official line on an event, does anyone express an alternative version? Is there a debate between the official spokesman and a contrary commentator? In the democratic media, that would be commonplace. Here it is very, very rare. ..."
"... What can be done to counter such brainwashing? Not much. ..."
"... First of all: there is a vital need for a second voice. Brainwashing can be efficient only when the official voice enjoys a complete monopoly. That was one of the aims of Haolam Hazeh, the weekly which I edited for 40 years. It met every untrue government version with a contrary version. Although our voice was weak, compared to the powerful government machine (even in those days), the very fact that there are two voices, however unequal, prevents a total brainwashing. The citizen hears two versions and wonders "who is right?" ..."
"... The power of the truth against a brainwashing machine is always limited. But in the end, even if it takes time, truth will prevail. It needs courage. ..."
Jun 09, 2018 | original.antiwar.com
It's frightening. Unprincipled psychologists, in the service of a malignant regime, use sophisticated techniques in order to control the mind of a person from afar.

The term "brainwashing" was born in 1950. It is a Chinese word ("xinao", literally wash brain). Originally it served to describe a technique used – so it was claimed – by Chinese masterminds to manipulate the minds of American prisoners in the Korean War. They changed their unconscious mental processes and turned them into agents of sinister forces.

Many books and movies purported to show how this works. For example, the classic film "The Manchurian Candidate" shows how the communists take an American prisoner-of-war in the Korean war, an officer, manipulate his mind and give him an order to kill the US presidential candidate. The American officer does not know that he has been turned unconsciously into a communist agent. He does not remember the order given him under hypnosis and does not know that he acts accordingly.

This pilot is ridiculous, like most of the pseudo-scientific descriptions. In practice, it is much easier to manipulate the minds of people, individuals and collectives.

For example, the Nazi "propaganda". It was invented by Adolf Hitler himself. In his book, Mein Kampf , he describes how, as a soldier on the Western front in WWI, he witnessed the extremely successful British propaganda. The British dropped leaflets over the German trenches and shattered the soldiers' confidence in their leadership.

When Hitler came to power in Germany, he entrusted one of his faithful henchmen, Joseph Goebbels, with the creation of a Ministry of Propaganda. Goebbels turned propaganda into an art form. Among other means he turned all the German media – newspapers and the radio – into government agencies. In German that was called "Gleichschaltung" – connecting all components to one electric line. Thanks to this, Nazi Germany continued fighting long after it was clear that it had lost WWII.

One of the means was the disconnection of the German public from any other source of information. The official propaganda was blared from every medium. Listening to a foreign broadcast was a major crime, punished severely.

Thus it happened that the Germans still believed in their final victory – the Endsieg – even after the Soviets in the East and the Anglo-Saxons in the West had already crossed the borders into Germany.

Does it take a dictatorial regime – Nazi or Communist – to turn the media into a brainwashing machine? Common sense says that this is impossible in a democracy. Common sense is wrong.

It will be remembered that Hitler attained power by democratic means. Even now, fanatical nationalists are winning democratic elections in many countries. All their leaders are busy destroying the courts, stuffing the parliaments with useful idiots and – especially – turning the media into brainwashing instruments. In our country, too.

How is this done? It's quite simple, really: one has to suppress all other voices. One has to make sure that the citizen hears only one voice. One that repeats a few messages over and over, endlessly. This way the lie becomes truth.

In such a situation, the ordinary citizen becomes convinced that the official line is really their own personal opinion. This is an unconscious process. When one tells a citizen that they are brainwashed, they are deeply insulted.

This has been happening in Israel over the last few years. The citizen is not conscious that it is happening. He or she absorbs diverse newspapers, TV programs and radio broadcasts, and sees that all these media are freely arguing with each other and even quarreling with each other. The citizen is not conscious of the fact that on the one critical subject of our life – war and peace – all the media are "connected" to one singular line of brainwashing.

During the last few weeks we have been seeing a perfect example of this mechanism. The events on the Gaza Strip border have activated a mechanism of brainwashing that dictatorial regimes in the world can only envy.

Let's examine ourselves: what have we heard over the radio? What have we seen on TV? What did we read in the papers?

Within a few weeks more than a hundred human beings were shot dead, and many thousands were wounded by live fire. Why?

"We were forced to fire at them because they were storming the border fence". And indeed, did the Gazans themselves not proclaim their will to "return home" – meaning, to return to Israeli territory?

But on May 14, "Black Monday", 63 unarmed demonstrators were shot dead and over 1500 wounded by live fire. Every Israeli knows that this was necessary because the demonstrators stormed the fence and were about to swarm into Israel. Nobody paid attention to the simple fact that there was not a single photo showing such an occurrence. Not even one. In spite of the fact that on both sides of the fence there were hundreds of photographers, including Israeli army photographers, who filmed every single detail. Tens of thousands stormed, and not a single picture?

One should notice the use of the word "terror". It has turned into an adjective attached to everything. There are not just tunnels – they are all always "terror-tunnels". There are "terror-activists". There is "the Hamas terror-regime" and there are "terror-bases". Now there are "terror-kites".

Notice: not just "incendiary kites", or "destruction-kites", only "terror-kites". The same every day in all media. Someone has made the terminology decision. Of course, everyone who has the word "terror" attached to his name is "a son of death", as you say in biblical Hebrew. Another proud term of the brainwashing.

The inhabitants of the Gaza Strip are "terrorists". (In Hebrew, a special term has been invented: "Mekhablim"). All of them? Of course, no question. Especially Hamas members. But Hamas is a political party, which has won democratic elections in all of Palestine. A civilian party which has indeed a military wing. But in our media all party members and supporters are "terrorists", sons of death. Of course.

The use of these terms, hundreds of times every day, clearly constitute brainwashing, without the citizens noticing it. They are getting used to the fact that all Gazans are terrorists, mekhablim. This is a process of dehumanization, the creation of Untermenschen in the Nazi lexicon. Their killing is allowed, even desirable.

In such an atmosphere, even abominable sentences pass unnoticed. For example, this week I heard on one of the TV news programs this sentence from the mouth of a military correspondent, speaking about the coming Gaza demonstration: "Iran wants dead demonstrators, and it seems that they will get them." One has to read this sentence twice to realize what it says: that the Israeli sharpshooters serve Iranian interests.

Or a sentence that is repeated again and again, even by respected commentators: "Iran wants to destroy the State of Israel". I don't know what 80 million Iranians want, nor does the writer. But the sentence itself is ridiculous. Israel is a nuclear power. How does one annihilate a nuclear power (with submarines that can launch nuclear devices in the hour of need). Are the Iranians ready to turn their country – one of the cradles of human civilization – into a graveyard and a desert?

Or a forecast "Friday another violent demonstration will take place". "Violent"? "Another"? There is no argument about the fact that all the demonstrations along the Gaza fence were completely nonviolent. The demonstrators did not shoot one single shot, when thousands of them were wounded by live fire, and more than a hundred killed. Yet the lie passes without comment.

Not a single one of the hundreds of TV news program presenters ever corrects such statements by correspondents. Because the directors, presenters, commentators and correspondents are themselves thoroughly brainwashed. The army spokesman knows the truth, of course, but he is a central cog in the brainwashing machine.

Events reached a climax with the murder of the 21-year-old female paramedic Razan Ashraf al-Najjar, when she was trying to save the life of a wounded demonstrator. The sharpshooter who shot her in the chest saw that she was a medic treating a wounded person. It was a clear war crime.

Was there a public outcry? Did the media demand an investigation? Did the media report this event in their page one headline? Did the Knesset observe a minute of silence? Nothing of the sort. A minor news item in some papers (by no means all). An excellent article by the admirable Amira Hass in Haaretz . And that's that.

A few days passed, and abroad there were outcries. The Argentine soccer team, with the admired Messi, canceled a friendly game against the Israeli team in Jerusalem.

The brainwashers realized that it was impossible not to react. So the army spokesman published a statement saying that an investigation had taken place. What did it discover? Ah, well. It was clearly established that nobody had shot Razan. She was hit by the ricochet of a bullet that had hit the ground far from her. That is such a blatant lie that even the army liar should be ashamed of producing it. It was accepted by the brainwashed public.

One of the hallmarks of brainwashing is a phenomenon that everyone can notice: the total absence of a second opinion. When a commentator voices the official line on an event, does anyone express an alternative version? Is there a debate between the official spokesman and a contrary commentator? In the democratic media, that would be commonplace. Here it is very, very rare.

What can be done to counter such brainwashing? Not much.

First of all: there is a vital need for a second voice. Brainwashing can be efficient only when the official voice enjoys a complete monopoly. That was one of the aims of Haolam Hazeh, the weekly which I edited for 40 years. It met every untrue government version with a contrary version. Although our voice was weak, compared to the powerful government machine (even in those days), the very fact that there are two voices, however unequal, prevents a total brainwashing. The citizen hears two versions and wonders "who is right?"

If all the peace and human rights groups in Israel set up a joint center for information, which will be heard, perhaps the monopoly of official propaganda can be broken. Perhaps.

There is in the country a tiny band of commentators who are not afraid to tell the truth, even when this is considered treason. Gideon Levy, Amira Hass, and a few others. We must ensure that their voice is heard. They must be encouraged.

All the media must be pressured to present a variation of views on matters of war and peace, to let the "internal enemy" be heard, so that the citizen is able to form an opinion of their own.

The foreign media must be allowed free access to the sources of information, even when the foreign media are critical, "hostile" and "anti-Semitic". Friends of Israeli-Palestinian peace abroad must be encouraged to pressure the media in their homelands to publish the truth about what is happening here.

I don't like the word "must". But in this context, no other will do. The power of the truth against a brainwashing machine is always limited. But in the end, even if it takes time, truth will prevail. It needs courage.

The movie The Manchurian Candidate has a surprise ending: in the last minute, instead of killing the presidential candidate, the brainwashed man shoots the communist agent who was supposed to take his place.

Uri Avnery is a peace activist, journalist, writer, and former member of the Israeli Knesset. Read other articles by Uri , or visit Uri's website .

[Jun 06, 2018] Nationalism is a decision-making tool as it always poses a question; what is good for this country ?

This is not true: this question "what is good for the country" very soon mutates to "what is good for nationalists"
Jun 06, 2018 | discussion.theguardian.com

DesignConstruct -> quintal , 3 Jun 2018 17:39

We need a Nationalist government, which will automatically see itself as the mortal enemy of the primary Internationalist (there used to be a song about that) force in the world today, and which affects us greatly in terms of resource exploitation: Globalisation, or what we used to call 'multi national corporations' or 'international capital'.

Nationalism is a decision-making tool as it always poses a question; what is good for this country ?

DesignConstruct -> Alpo88 , 3 Jun 2018 17:24
http://www.heraldsun.com.au/news/opinion/we-need-real-leadership-and-real-democracy-from-our-politicians/news-story/f37a3a3951aa78df86892c71166fdbb5

When/if he mentions de-Globalisation, an Aus-Indonesian defence alliance, citizen initiated referenda, and a Constitutional ban on donations and parties , then people may listen, however he cannot be accused of being too imaginative or bright. He is however advocating authoritarianism not fascism.

quintal -> DesignConstruct , 3 Jun 2018 17:16
Hi DC

I halfway agree

We're not there yet

But .......

Fascism doesn't require a state sanctioned religion or suppression of religion

That said the Catholicism/fundamentalist Christian bent of the present cabinet and the demonisation of any green beliefs is uncomfortably close to what you describe

And the nexus between big business and govern, the destruction of public institutions, the reduction in the capacity of media to report truth and the vitriolic attacks on opponenents are straws in an ill wind

Cheets

Alpo88 -> DesignConstruct , 3 Jun 2018 17:11
You are right, it's not "fascismmmmmmmmmmmmmm".... it's Fascism. Which brings back to my memory what Tom Elliott (the son of Liberal Party former president John Elliott) wrote in the Herald Sun on 6 February 2015: "It's time we temporarily suspended the democratic process and installed a benign dictatorship to make tough but necessary decisions."

[Jun 05, 2018] Sic Semper Tyrannis Mezvinsky on Zionism - re-published 4 June 2018

Notable quotes:
"... political Zionism rests upon the following absolute theory of anti-Semitism: Jews have been in the past and/or are being in the present and/or will be in the future persecuted by non-Jews in all nation-states in which they are a minority. In Zionist logic it follows that Jews will only be safe in a nation-state in which they begin as the majority of the residents of the state (or at least of the citizens who control the state) and thereafter remain the majority. ..."
"... They attempt to garner financial and other support for Israel by emphasizing the Holocaust and then maintaining that the Jews in Israel are living in the most unsafe place for Jews in the world. Zionists appear to pay no heed to their convoluted logic. ..."
"... A Jewish, exclusive state, consisting to a great extent of land taken from the non-Jewish indigenous population, will probably have steadily increasing difficulty remaining viable in the Arab Middle East. ..."
"... We pinpoint in our book reasons why these religious Jews have exerted influence far beyond their numbers. In my work since the publication of the book I have supplied more explanation. These religious Jews, including those who do not call themselves Zionists but who support the state of Israel and many of its extreme Zionist policies, believe and maintain that God gave Jews an eternal deed to the Holy Land. They specify those passages of the Bible that clearly express this promise of land. The Holy Land includes at least the Israel of pre-June, 1967 borders and the West Bank. According to these Jews giving any of this land to Palestinians or to other non-Jews would be committing a sin. ..."
Jun 05, 2018 | turcopolier.typepad.com

Mezvinsky on Zionism - re-published 4 June 2018 450x364-alg_norton_mezvinsky
Having read with interest David Habakkuk's article,I am motivated to write a brief comment on Zionism. (I may post another comment at another time about the advocacy of a two state solution for the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.)

Habakkuk opines categorically that "the whole Zionist enterprise was hopeless from the start." The growth and development since 1948 and the present strength of Israel, even with its internal and external problems and its oppressive policies and actions, make Habakkuk's statement wishful thinking rather than proven fact.

I am personally inclined to think (or perhaps guess) that the Zionist state will ultimately fail. As an historian, not a prophet, however, I neither believe failure is imminent nor absolutely certain to occur in the foreseeable future. I realize that United States backing and support has been essential for Israel's survival to date and will almost certainly be necessary for continued survival of that state. Although changes have occurred and are continuing to occur in United States public opinion concerning Israel, the United States government remains overwhelmingly supportive and protective of the Zionist state.

(As a person who has for half a century opposed Zionism and the almost blind support by the United States government for oppressive policies of the state of Israel, I continually remind myself that I need to be as realistic as possible as I continue to be cause committed and to work for positive change.) I contend, as do some other commentators, that Zionism is the fundamental cause of this conflict. Habakkuk seems to suggest this, but I want to attempt to be a bit more specific and precise.

I need not and cannot in this one comment review the entire historical development of Zionism. It is enough to state that the essence of political Zionism rests upon the following absolute theory of anti-Semitism: Jews have been in the past and/or are being in the present and/or will be in the future persecuted by non-Jews in all nation-states in which they are a minority. In Zionist logic it follows that Jews will only be safe in a nation-state in which they begin as the majority of the residents of the state (or at least of the citizens who control the state) and thereafter remain the majority.

The state of Israel was created in the Zionist image and has since its creation maintained its Zionist foundation. Thus it is that the state of Israel denies by law to non-Jews, even to non-Jewish citizens of the state, certain rights and privileges, given to Jewish citizens. Thus it is that the indigenous population of about four million Palestinians in the West Bank and Gaza have been occupied and oppressed since 1967 but not been given the opportunity to become citizens of the state. All of this (and more) is Zionism in action.

The primary cause of conflict is obvious. The Zionist state has existed for nearly sixty-three years. Only a small percentage of Jews from the United States, Britain and France have emigrated to Israel. These Jews, most of whom support Zionism, have opted to remain in the diaspora. They do not believe wholeheartedly in the absolute theory of anti-Semitism; they obviously do not think they would be safe only in the Zionist, Jewish state. They attempt to garner financial and other support for Israel by emphasizing the Holocaust and then maintaining that the Jews in Israel are living in the most unsafe place for Jews in the world. Zionists appear to pay no heed to their convoluted logic.

Zionists are not a monolithic group. The left-wing Zionists, who in varied ways oppose Jewish settlements in the West Bank and advocate a Palestinian state, still favor a Zionist state behind or slightly beyond the green line. They, therefore, with but few exceptions want a Jewish exclusive state that would continue to grant certain rights and privileges to Jews not granted to non-Jews. Such a position maintains the basis, even if lessened, of conflict.

A Jewish, exclusive state, consisting to a great extent of land taken from the non-Jewish indigenous population, will probably have steadily increasing difficulty remaining viable in the Arab Middle East.

Jewish religious Zionism adds another problematic dimension to the conflict. The great majority of Orthodox rabbis and groups opposed Zionism before the Holocaust. They adhered to Talmudic dictates that the Jewish state would not be restored until the Messiah came and that it would be a sin for Jews to attempt to have a state before then. These Orthodox Jews also opposed the secularism of most early Zionist leaders. A minority of Orthodox rabbis and their followers in the early twentieth century, however, became religious Zionists. and followed the leadership of Rabbi Kook, the elder. Rabbi Kook maintained that the Messianic age had arrived, and, therefore, Jews could and should work for the creation of a Jewish state. The Jewish state, envisioned by Rabbi Kook and his followers, was different in many ways from the kind of state sought by secular, Zionist leaders. During the time of the Holocaust and clearly by 1948, when the state of Israel came into existence, the overwhelming majority of Orthodox Jews, including rabbis, who had been anti-Zionist, became ardent supporters of the Zionist state in many ways, even though they continued to oppose certain specific policies and practices of the state's largely secular leadership. Orthodox religious parties took their place in the political system of the state and became for the most part fiercely anti-Palestinian.

A small minority of Orthodox Jews and rabbis, the most notable being the Chassidic group called Naturei Karta, remained anti-Zionist and have continued to oppose the state and its oppressive policies. Some of the Orthodox groups, most noteworthy being the Lubavitch Chabad Chassidic group, refused to be identified as Zionist but still supported some of the most extreme Zionist policies and practices.

In our book, Jewish Fundamentalism in Israel, Israel Shahak and I discuss this Jewish religious Zionist dimension in some depth. We pinpoint in our book reasons why these religious Jews have exerted influence far beyond their numbers. In my work since the publication of the book I have supplied more explanation. These religious Jews, including those who do not call themselves Zionists but who support the state of Israel and many of its extreme Zionist policies, believe and maintain that God gave Jews an eternal deed to the Holy Land. They specify those passages of the Bible that clearly express this promise of land. The Holy Land includes at least the Israel of pre-June, 1967 borders and the West Bank. According to these Jews giving any of this land to Palestinians or to other non-Jews would be committing a sin.

Perhaps, the best advocacy of this position is the Lubavitch Chassidic tract, Eyes Upon the Land, put on the lubavitch.org website in 1997. Eyes Upon the Land is taken from the teachings of the late, revered (by his followers) Lubavitch "Rebbe," Menahem Mendel Schneerson, who stated that the giving back to Egypt of the Sinai in 1979 was a major sin, committed by then Prime Minister Begin and the Israeli government. (Schneerson died in 1994, although some of his followers who to this day consider him to be the Messiah believe he will soon be resurrected.) It is a mistake to discount, as some commentators have, the importance of Jewish religious Zionism. It is an influential factor in the conflict. It has influenced and is continuing to influence not only Jews and the state of Israel but also many non-Jews, most especially the Christian Zionists.

I emphasize in conclusion that a sophisticated understanding of Zionism and its complexities is necessary if we wish to deal adequately with the Palestinian-Israeli conflict.

Norton Mezvinsky

[Jun 05, 2018] Vladimir Zhirinovsky BLASTS American exceptionalism

What is true is the Hilter's Drang nach Osten was inspiured by the sucess of the US setteles.
Notable quotes:
"... Благодарю вас уважаемые коллеги! Спаси Господи! ..."
"... Specifically, he quoted from American senator and historian Albert Beveridge who said in 1897 : ..."
"... It is an American question. It is a world question. Shall the American people continue their resistless march toward the commercial supremacy of the world? Shall free institutions broaden their blessed reign as the children of liberty wax in strength until the empire of our principles is established over the hearts of all mankind? ..."
"... That was a quote from the speech of a famous American senator, the entire speech is honestly quite frightening. It could literally be taken out of Mien Kampf had the references to America simply be changed to Germany. Later in the speech, it goes on to say : ..."
"... Has the Almighty Father endowed us with gifts beyond our deserts, and marked us as the people of His peculiar favor ..."
"... Fellow-Americans, we are God's chosen people .. ..."
"... We cannot retreat from any soil where Providence has unfurled our banner ; ..."
"... One of the most interesting observations Zhirinovsky had, was that exceptionalism seems to come from ignorance of the world, and it does seem that anti-intellectualism, identity politics, and a special lack of cultural awareness has helped create this concept. For example, the speech about exceptionalism does not mention the French or the British, because early American exceptionalism was in its roots, not a Trans-Atlantic idea. It was formed by Anti-Monarchist people, who believed it was their destiny to defy the world's traditions, and establish their own utopia. As a result, Americans do this day often instinctively believe in how many "rights" they have, and how "free" their country is, compared to the rest of the world. ..."
"... Americans think Europe is dirty, the world is filled with good for nothing barbarians, that they gained supremacy, and that the US is the Land of Milk and Honey, Cannan, a Big Israel. ..."
"... This is true. Many Americans genuinely feel that their country is so advanced and safe, whereas the rest of the world is scary and dangerous. This often wrong, and in actually dangerous places, like some countries the US invaded, they often only became dangerous AFTER America came, and brought freedom and democracy. ..."
"... They often say this completely ignorant of the fact that MANY countries have a higher living standard than the US. For example, the US is not even in the TOP 10 countries by living standards , compiled by this non-profit. According to the United Nations Human Development Index, the US is ONLY in the tenth place. ..."
"... American exceptionalism, according to Zhirinovsky, inspired Hitler, and we all know what he felt about other people's rights. ..."
Jun 04, 2018 | theduran.com

Vladimir Zhirinovsky, the leader of the Liberal Democratic Party of Russia (a popular opposition party), appeared on the Russian evening news criticizing strongly American exceptionalism. It is worth noting briefly that Zhirinovsky leads an opposition party, and was the third most popular candidate in the Russian election.

Due to the fact he ran in the Russian election, he obviously ran against Putin, meaning Zhirinovsky is NOT for the record, a Kremlinbot these are the words of an opposition candidate, so the west should be careful what they wish for, when they wish for a different Russian leader.

Amercian exceptionalism is perhaps the greatest issue plaguing the American consciousness, and has been since the early days of manifest destiny. If anyone is wondering, that actually manifested itself, in the whole scale destruction of native American civilization, upon the bones of which America stands.

We've criticized American exceptionalism here at The Duran , because it's dangerous to the world, as well as to the rights of normal American civilians, who want to live in a peaceful earth, that hasn't been destroyed by the military-industrial complex. Exceptionalism creates in an individual, immense pride, not unlike that in Nazi Germany before the war, and as we've seen since the beginning, pride comes before the fall.

That is what I wrote in this article below , which was quoted here and here by major Russian news agencies. Благодарю вас уважаемые коллеги! Спаси Господи! That is thanks to YOUR readership by the way, and I am very grateful to everyone!

American Exceptionalism: Mike Pompeo says Americans must believe in the "essential rightness" of the USA

http://theduran.com/american-exceptionalism-mike-pompeo-says-americans-must-believe-in-the-essential-rightness-of-the-usa/embed/#?secret=FyNVVVCbMH

Zhirinovsky too noticed how exceptionalism inspired Hitler as well, in fact. Now, Vladimir Zhirinovsky weights in on exceptionalism:

Zhirinovsky was asked to comment on the American Idea of a "city on a hill", specifically, he was asked why many Americans feel this way. Zhirinovsky went back to history, which is one of the most forgotten yet most important fields of study, crucial to understanding everything in life. Specifically, he quoted from American senator and historian Albert Beveridge who said in 1897 :

It is an American question. It is a world question. Shall the American people continue their resistless march toward the commercial supremacy of the world? Shall free institutions broaden their blessed reign as the children of liberty wax in strength until the empire of our principles is established over the hearts of all mankind?

That was a quote from the speech of a famous American senator, the entire speech is honestly quite frightening. It could literally be taken out of Mien Kampf had the references to America simply be changed to Germany. Later in the speech, it goes on to say :

Has the Almighty Father endowed us with gifts beyond our deserts, and marked us as the people of His peculiar favor

[and close to the end it says:

Fellow-Americans, we are God's chosen people .. . We cannot retreat from any soil where Providence has unfurled our banner ; it is ours to save that soil for liberty and civilization. For liberty and civilization and God's promises fulfilled, the flag must henceforth be the symbol and the sign to all mankind.

This was written in 1897, and represents how deep-rooted and cult-like American Exceptionalism is, based on a pseudo-religious idea of the inherent superiority of a single nation.

One of the most interesting observations Zhirinovsky had, was that exceptionalism seems to come from ignorance of the world, and it does seem that anti-intellectualism, identity politics, and a special lack of cultural awareness has helped create this concept. For example, the speech about exceptionalism does not mention the French or the British, because early American exceptionalism was in its roots, not a Trans-Atlantic idea. It was formed by Anti-Monarchist people, who believed it was their destiny to defy the world's traditions, and establish their own utopia. As a result, Americans do this day often instinctively believe in how many "rights" they have, and how "free" their country is, compared to the rest of the world.

For example, Zhirinovsky said:

Americans think Europe is dirty, the world is filled with good for nothing barbarians, that they gained supremacy, and that the US is the Land of Milk and Honey, Cannan, a Big Israel.

This is true. Many Americans genuinely feel that their country is so advanced and safe, whereas the rest of the world is scary and dangerous. This often wrong, and in actually dangerous places, like some countries the US invaded, they often only became dangerous AFTER America came, and brought freedom and democracy.

It's not uncommon for Americans to talk about everything "over there", or "overseas" like its hell on earth, and for them to say "Thank God I live in America, I am so free and safe here."

They often say this completely ignorant of the fact that MANY countries have a higher living standard than the US. For example, the US is not even in the TOP 10 countries by living standards , compiled by this non-profit. According to the United Nations Human Development Index, the US is ONLY in the tenth place.

These are just simple examples from broader sources that know the real world.

Americans are perfectly within their rights to love their country. No one is arguing against this, nor does any peace-loving person want to take rights away from anyone else. The only issue is when one person, or group, believes they have the right to take away other people's rights.

American exceptionalism, according to Zhirinovsky, inspired Hitler, and we all know what he felt about other people's rights.

[Jun 03, 2018] Poland Under the Jewish Messiah, by Israel Shamir - The Unz Review

Jun 03, 2018 | www.unz.com

Anon [411] Disclaimer , June 2, 2018 at 5:46 am GMT

@Dimitrij

Polack is, effectively, almost any Polish national who dances upon the official fairy-telling narrative of Polish state puppeteers. In that Marvelous Universe, Poland is a truly indispensable part of the West, for its glorious deeds of once Saving the Christendom in Vienna, and containing the Bear all other time.

In reality, it is a loser entity that 'Cannot Into Space' on many historic occasions – mostly from building multi-ethnic empire to invading Russia. Poles suffer from being surrounded by equally capable neighbors, Russians and Germans. Chopin is good, but he is neither Mozart nor Chaikovsky, and to have such genii, one has to build empire first, and then enjoy imperial music and literature.

For the West, Poland is an 'useful idiot' or a dupe, never treated as equal partner. In Western (Capitalist) division of nations labor Poles are The Exploited. They are 1) cannon fodder from Vienna to Monte-Cassino 2) theater of war and destruction to prevent Russians from entering and destroying True Europe 3) cheap labor or preferrable white slaves 4) one who pays for everything. Today, option 3 is fullfilled, others are selected by the the West. Poland is a still a resource, and will be consumed by the West on any pretext. To the East, there is a Big Brother that has its own resources.

We Russians used to treat the Polish identity illness, by capturing Warsaw many times. The prognosis is still grave. Dear Polish brethren, we have no other options for you. Stick with the West, keep your Catholic dreams and continue to perish. When you go critical, we may think of surgery again.

El Dato , June 2, 2018 at 7:11 am GMT

The US decided, by promulgating Act 447, that a Polish Jew has never been a citizen of Poland; he was a member of Jewry, and his property should revert to Jewry, not to the Goyish Polish state.

It is nice that the US issues laws that are supposed to have effect in other states; the slightly tipsy Galactus of Democracy is in his Heaven, all is right with the World.

It means that they can seize property of recently deceased ones in the Homeland and embiggen the Tribe, But how are they going to enforce it in Poland? Sanctions? Threats to move NATO out of Poland? No F-35 for you?

(Also, did the Scriptures say anything about when the Monstrously Swollen Jewish Messiah will meet Ultra-Confucius for a Battle at the End of Times?)

Tom Welsh , June 2, 2018 at 8:33 am GMT
"Poland has no future as the forward base against Moscow "

That has to be the understatement of the century (so far).

Any place used as a "forward base against Moscow" will be flattened and incinerated.

As would American tanks about 30 seconds after they crossed the Russian border.

The King is A Fink , June 2, 2018 at 9:55 am GMT

The West pushed the Poles to rise against Germans in 1944, hoping to re-establish anti-Russian Poland once again, but did nothing when the rebels bled to death. (Well, not exactly nothing: they complained why Russian soldiers do not want to die for them).

Please do not forget the extraordinary role of the RAF and SAAF aircrews who flew supplies to the Home Army in Warsaw from bases in southern Italy. Many of them lost their lives and are buried in a Commonwealth cemetery in Krakow.

Romano , June 2, 2018 at 10:31 am GMT
Magnificent article . Pole troops even invaded Spain with Napoleon , those " catholic " Poles did not seem to feel bad for joining antichristian French revolutionary armies invading Catholic Spain .

Polish Pope John Paul II , Woytila , joined forces with Reagan and Thatcher , with the most wild anglosaxon imperialism , against the rest of the world . John Paul II , with his 27 year pontificate , left the Catholic Church devastated , the Catholic churches empty , the people faithless .

When Polacks , baltics , and other weirdo countries of eastern europe joined the EU I realized that the EU had no future .

Poland is a very sinister country , a factor of endless conflicts .

lavoisier , Website June 2, 2018 at 10:32 am GMT
This was fascinating and revealing.

To liken Jewry to a feudal order of obligations and ownership explains a lot about their collective behavior.

I hope the Polish people tell the United States to go to hell.

Perhaps there is little that we as Americans can do right now to stop the control freaks in our Zionist controlled government from behaving like ruthless feudal landlords, but I am hoping that the rest of the Western world removes the American boot off its neck and tells the US to -- - off.

[May 23, 2018] Complex hostory of Israel as a nation and the role of external support in sustaining it

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Compared to Israel, Hamas and the Palestinia s are on a fast-track.

Jews started colonizing Palestine at latest by 1910. In 1930, the project was still sparse and in danger of financial collspse.

British sponsorship and protection from 1917 to 1948 provided the security guarantee rich Jews required before investing in the project –ideology is one thing but busi eds is business. While under the British security blamket, mansions were built for Chain Weizmann & the Schockens; banking was established and a hospital, and the beginnings of Hebrew University.

In addition to the British providing security in the period 1917 – 1948, Germans provided organizational, cultural and intellectual talent and expertise as well as an infusion of capital. This carried Israel for a time, but the Talmudist Polish Jews who took over Israel never, in all their history, developed the ability to get along with others, not even other Jews.

Based on ancient as well as more recent bonds among Iran, Germany, and Jews, Iran served as Israel's security "pillar" 1948 – 1979, Iran sharing its oil wealth with still-struggling Israel. By the mid-1960s, Jews opened a major artery into the German body politic/money vault and has vampires on that revenue stream ever since.

Still, and with all these advantages and supports, well into the 1980s, Israel had not achieved cultural cohesion nor economic vigor.

Only with the injection of Russian brain power, created by Russian taxpayers then subsidized to migrate by American taxpayers -- only then did Israel start to develop a sound economy. "Startup Nation" is very young and was NOT a home-grown phenomenon; there are serious doubts whether Israel's education system can equal the capacities migrated in from Germany and Russia.

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[May 23, 2018] Why Canada Defends Ukrainian Fascism by Michael Jabara CARLEY

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Canada has a reputation for being a relatively progressive state with universal, single-payer health care, various other social benefits, and strict gun laws, similar to many European countries but quite unlike the United States. It has managed to stay out of some American wars, for example, Vietnam and Iraq, portrayed itself as a neutral "peace keeper", pursuing a so-called policy of "multilateralism" and attempting from time to time to keep a little independent distance from the United States.

Behind this veneer of respectability lies a not so attractive reality of elite inattention to the defence of Canadian independence from the United States and intolerance toward the political and syndicalist left. Police repression against communist and left-wing unionists and other dissidents after World War I was widespread. Strong support for appeasement of Nazi Germany, overt or covert sympathy for fascism, especially in Québec, and hatred of the Soviet Union were widespread in Canada during the 1930s. The Liberal prime minister, William Lyon Mackenzie King, hobnobbed with Nazi notables including Adolf Hitler, and thought that his British counterpart Neville Chamberlain had not gone far enough in appeasing Hitlerite Germany. Mackenzie King and many others of the Canadian elite saw communism as a greater threat to Canada than fascism. As in Europe, the Canadian elite -- Liberal or Conservative did not matter -- was worried by the Spanish civil war (1936-1939). In Québec French public opinion under the influence of the Catholic Church hoped for fascist victory and the eradication of communism. In 1937 a Papal encyclical whipped up the Red Scare amongst French Canadian Catholics.

Rejection of Soviet offers of collective security against Hitler was the obverse side of appeasement. The fear of victory over Nazi Germany in alliance with the USSR was greater than the fear of defeat against fascism. Such thoughts were either openly expressed over dinner at the local gentleman's club or kept more discrete by people who did not want to reveal the extent of their sympathy for fascism.

The Liberal prime minister, William Lyon Mackenzie King, hobnobbed with Nazi notables including Adolf Hitler, and thought that his British counterpart Neville Chamberlain had not gone far enough in appeasing Hitlerite Germany

Even after the Nazi invasion of the USSR in June 1941, and the formation of the Grand Alliance against the Axis, there was strong reticence amongst the governing elite in Canada toward the Soviet Union. It was a shotgun marriage, a momentary arrangement with an undesirable partner, necessitated by the over-riding threat of the Nazi Wehrmacht. "If Hitler invaded Hell," Winston Churchill famously remarked, "I would make at least a favourable reference to the devil in the House of Commons." Once Hitler was beaten, however, it would be back to business as usual. The Grand Alliance was a "truce", as some of my students have proposed to me, in a longer cold war between the west and the USSR. This struggle began in November 1917 when the Bolsheviks seized power in Petrograd; it resumed after 1945 when the "truce", or if you like, the Grand Alliance, came to a sudden end.

This was no more evident than in Canada where elite hatred of communism was a homegrown commodity and not simply an American imitation. So it should hardly be a surprise that after 1945 the Canadian government -- Mackenzie King was still prime minister -- should open its doors to the immigration of approximately 34,000 "displaced persons", including thousands of Ukrainian fascists and Nazi collaborators , responsible for heinous war crimes in the Ukraine and Poland. These were veterans of the Ukrainian Insurgent Army (UPA), the Waffen SS Galicia and the Organisation of Ukrainian Nationalists (OUN), all collaborators of Nazi Germany during World War II.

The most notorious of the Nazi collaborators who immigrated to Canada was Mykhailo Chomiak , a mid-level Nazi operative in Poland, who came under US protection at the end of the war and eventually made his way to Canada where he settled in Alberta. Had he been captured by the Red Army, he would quite likely have been hanged for collaboration with the enemy. In Canada however he prospered as a farmer. His grand-daughter is the "Ukrainian-Canadian" Chrystia Freeland, the present minister for external affairs. She is a well-known Russophobe, persona non grata in the Russian Federation, who long claimed her grandfather was a "victim" of World War II. Her claims to this effect have been demonstrated to be untrue by the Australian born journalist John Helmer , amongst many others.

In 1940 the Liberal government facilitated the creation of the Canadian Ukrainian Congress (UCC) , one of many organisations used to fight or marginalise the left in Canada, in this case amongst Canadian Ukrainians. The UCC is still around and appears to dominate the Ukrainian-Canadian community . Approximately 1.4 million people living in Canada claim full or partial Ukrainian descent though generally the latter. Most "Ukrainian-Canadians" were born in Canada; well more than half live in the western provinces. The vast majority has certainly never set foot in the Ukraine. It is this constituency on which the UCC depends to pursue its political agenda in Ottawa.

In 1940 the Liberal government facilitated the creation of the Canadian Ukrainian Congress (UCC) , one of many organisations used to fight or marginalise the left in Canada, in this case amongst Canadian Ukrainians. The UCC is still around and appears to dominate the Ukrainian-Canadian community . Approximately 1.4 million people living in Canada claim full or partial Ukrainian descent though generally the latter. Most "Ukrainian-Canadians" were born in Canada; well more than half live in the western provinces. The vast majority has certainly never set foot in the Ukraine. It is this constituency on which the UCC depends to pursue its political agenda in Ottawa.

The Harper government allowed fund raising for Pravyi Sektor , a Ukrainian fascist paramilitary group

There is no political opposition in the House of Commons to these policies. Even the New Democratic Party (NDP), that burnt out shell of Canadian social democracy, supported the Harper government, at the behest of Mr. Grod, a Ukrainian lobbyist who knows his way around Ottawa. In 2015 the UCC put a list of questions to party leaders, one of which was the following: "Does your party support listing the Luhansk People's Republic and the Donetsk People's Republic as terrorist organizations?" The Lugansk and Donetsk republics are of course anti-fascist resistance movements that emerged in reaction to the violent coup d'état in Kiev. They are most certainly not "terrorist" organisations, although they are subjected to daily bombardments against civilian areas by Kiev putschist forces. Nevertheless, the then NDP leader, Thomas Mulcair, who would have agreed to almost anything to win power, answered in the affirmative. This must have been a moment of dismay for Canadians who still harboured illusions about the NDP as a progressive alternative to the Liberal and Conservative parties. How could it support a US/EU installed putschist regime which governs by intimidation and violence? In fact, it was a Conservative electoral strategy to obtain the votes of people of Ukrainian and East European descent by backing putschist Kiev and denouncing Russia. Mulcair was trying to outflank Harper on his right, but that did not work for he himself was outflanked on his left.

Some Canadians harboured illusions about the NDP as a progressive alternative to the Liberal and Conservative parties

In the 2015 federal elections the Liberals under Justin Trudeau, outwitted poor Mr. Mulcair and won the elections. The NDP suffered heavy electoral losses. Mulcair looked like someone who had made a Faustian bargain for nothing in return, and he lost a bid to remain as party leader. The Liberals campaigned on re-establishing better relations with the Russian Federation, but that promise did not hold up. The minister for external affairs, Stéphane Dion, tried to move forward on that line, but appears to have been stabbed in the back by Mr. Trudeau, with Ms. Freeland guiding his hand in the fatal blow. In early 2017 Dion was sacked and Freeland replaced him. That was the end of the Liberal promise to improve relations with the Russian government. Since then, under Freeland, Russian-Canadian relations have worsened.

The influential Mr. Grod appears to keep the Canadian government in his hip pocket. There are photographs of him side by side with Mr. Harper and then with Mr. Trudeau, with Ms. Freeland on his left. Mr. Grod has been a great success in backing putschist Kiev. Last summer Mr. Trudeau even issued a traditional Ukrainian fascist salute, "SlavaUkraini!" , to celebrate the anniversary of Ukrainian independence. The prime minister is a great believer in identity politics.

The latest gesture of the Canadian government is to approve $1.4 million as a three year grant to promote a "Holodomor National Awareness Tour". Ukrainian "nationalists" summon up the memory of the "Holodomor", a famine in the Ukraine in 1932-1933, deliberately launched by Stalin, they say, in order to emphasise their victimisation by Russia. According to the latest Stalin biographer, Steven Kotkin, there was indeed a famine in the USSR that affected various parts of the country, the Ukraine amongst other regions. Kazakhstan, not the Ukraine suffered most. Between five and seven million people died. Ten millions starved. "Nonetheless, the famine was not intentional. It resulted from Stalin's policies of forced collectivization ,"Kotkin writes, himself no advocate of the Soviet Union. Compulsion, peasant rebellion, bungling, mismanagement, drought, locust infestations, not targeting ethnicities, led to the catastrophe. "Similarly, there was no 'Ukrainian' famine," according to Kotkin, "the famine was [a] Soviet[-wide disaster]" ( Stalin , 2017, vol. 2, pp. 127-29). So the Liberal government is spending public funds to perpetuate a politically motivated myth to drum up hatred of Russia and to support putschist Kiev.

Identity politics and Canadian multiculturalism are now invoked to defend Ukrainian fascism celebrated in the streets of Kiev with torchlight parades and fascist symbols, remembering and celebrating Nazi collaborators and collaboration during World War II

The Canadian government also recently renewed funding for a detachment of 200 "advisors" to train Ukrainian militias, along with twenty-three million dollars -- it is true a pittance by American standards -- for "non-lethal" military aid, justified by Ms. Freeland to defend Ukrainian "democracy". Truly, we live in a dystopian world where reality is turned on its head. Fascism is democracy; resistance to fascism is terrorism. Identity politics and Canadian multiculturalism are now invoked to defend Ukrainian fascism celebrated in the streets of Kiev with torchlight parades and fascist symbols, remembering and celebrating Nazi collaborators and collaboration during World War II. " Any country sending representatives to Russia's celebration of the 70th anniversary of their victory against Adolf Hitler," warned putschist Kiev in April 2015, "will be blacklisted by Ukraine."

"The further a society drifts from the truth," George Orwell once said, "the more it will hate those that speak it." Well, here is one truth that Mr. Trudeau and Ms. Freeland will not want to hear, hate it or not: 42,000 Canadian soldiers, not to mention 27 million Soviet citizens, died during the war against the Axis. Memories must be fading, for now we have come to this pass, where our government is supporting a violent, racist regime in Kiev directly descended from that very enemy against which Canada and its allies fought during World War II.

[May 23, 2018] The Messiah Is Here, by Israel Shamir - The Unz Review

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Perhaps the Jewish Messiah is already here, though we are not aware of his coming? All Jewish dreams and desires were fulfilled this mid-May. Well, almost all. Two great world power leaders competed in their benevolence to Jews, while ordinary Israelis had fun and exhilarating soft target practice shooting unarmed Gazans or at least cheering the sharpshooters. Iranians gnashed their teeth but did nothing. The US Congress deemed that the Poles should pay the Jews $300 billion in tribute. And an exceedingly obnoxious Jewish wench got the crown of the European art scene, accidentally ensuring that the new capital of Israel, Jerusalem, will be the location of a prominent international gathering next year.

If you think that some of this benevolence should drip to you and that your lot should be somewhat better, think again. Nobody promised you a rose garden. The Jewish Messiah is good for the Jews, while non-Jews should just work harder and prepare for divine vengeance. There are arguments about whether all the goyim will be hit by vengeance, or whether some should survive to buy retail. However, benevolence towards non-Jews is not a striking feature of this arrangement.

I was quite apprehensive in the beginning of May. The schedule appeared scary. The Iranians had established themselves in Syria, the Russians were prepared to equip Syria with their best S-300 system (it is more reliable than the new and fancy S-400). The Palestinians planned to demonstrate on the 70 th anniversary of their Nakba loosely coinciding with the US Embassy move to Jerusalem and with beginning of Ramadan. A war with Iran and Hezbollah, riots in the Palestinian territories, loss of the God-given right to fly and bomb as we wish all over the Middle East – dangers galore were stored for the first half of May. With all my critical attitude, the utter destruction of the beloved land is not my wet dream.

Prudent people would tread cautiously, preferring to minimize their risks in such a situation, but Jews are all for maximising them. If we must have trouble, let us have all the trouble now to have it done with, said Netanyahu. And all troubles – the Iran nuclear deal collapse, the Nakba anniversary, the shift of the US embassy to Jerusalem, the confrontation in Syria, the beginning of Ramadan – were unloaded at once. Israel passed it with flying colours. There was no big war.

Palestine

True, some 60 Palestinian demonstrators were shot dead, the same number as were martyred in the Sharpeville Massacre , but what a difference! South Africa turned into a pariah state overnight, and the global campaign to dismantle apartheid began in earnest. The Gaza Massacre has been whitewashed by the obedient mainstream media, reported the RT . This event proved once again that mass media and social networks all over the world are in the Jewish grip, firm and invisible. Governments, parties, diplomats can and did protest, but the general public was insulated from the event.

The global system of mass information has changed a lot since 1960. There is an incredible abundance of information, a veritable flood that washes off everything. People think only what they are told today, and mass campaigns are produced by media and think tanks, they do not produce themselves. People are being told every day about, say, the Holocaust, or about Assad's atrocities, or Putin's meddling so it is kept in their minds. The moment the campaign is turned off, interest flags and the matter is totally forgotten, like the Skripal Affair was forgotten after it had been played to full capacity. Now Skripal has been disappeared by the British Secret Services, but this is not mentioned, outside of this publication.

And the mass murder in Gaza is already on its way to oblivion. They wanted to remind the world that they are buried alive in the grave of Gaza, and now they are dead. The people of Gaza have been locked up there for 70 years; the last 12 years were the worst, as the Gaza Strip has been under siege by Israel since they voted for Hamas. Gaza is almost unliveable, as Israel has bombed its power station, its sewage plants, its harbour and airfield. They can't even fish, as Israeli boats machinegun the fishing boats. They can see their homes and fields taken from them just because they aren't Jews, and they can't reach them. This expulsion, dispossession, imprisonment of three generations, and siege are a unique Jewish sin.

Perhaps, the Holocaust was a divine punishment for Jewish treatment of Gaza, since for God, time sequence is of no importance. In the Torah, there are no earlier or later events, בתורה מאוחר ואין מוקדם אין, teaches the Talmud, and it is true. One can be punished for the sins not yet committed, and if they will not be committed, the punishment will be undone, too. If the Jews wouldn't torture Gaza, there would be no Auschwitz.

Gaza is a noble place despite its depredation. In many countries, children of rulers are turning into billionaires. The daughter of the Angolan president is the richest woman in Africa: she is the only mobile telephony provider in diamond-rich Angola. But there is another tradition, of the children of the rulers being first to war. That is the tradition of Gaza. Among those shot by Israeli sharpshooters, there were thee children of Gaza's leaders.

The son of the ex-Prime Minister of Gaza, Ismail Haniye, Maaz, has been among the heavily wounded. Ahmed al-Rantisi, the son of Abd el Aziz al-Rantisi, the founder of Hamas, has been killed. His father, called the Lion of Palestine, was been assassinated by the Jews in 2004, when an Israeli helicopter gunship launched a missile at his car in the centre of Gaza, killing him, his bodyguards and wounding passers-by. And now his son has followed him. Izz al-Din al-Sammak, son of Musa al-Sammak, a Hamas leader, was killed, and he was only 14 years old.

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Altogether over a hundred boys and young men, the flower of Palestine, have been reaped in these unarmed demonstrations of April-May. A purpose of this killing spree was to show that non-violent resistance is futile. It is more fun to kill an armed opponent, if you are much better armed. When you kill an unarmed one, it is obviously not cricket. But such consideration has never stopped a Jew.

The reason is the serious doubt in the humanity of non-Jews that is planted in the centre of the Jewish religious Weltanschauung . A good Israeli who condemns Gaza killings most probably is a vegetarian, who objects to the killing of animals, too. Such good Israelis are often anti-male, and prefer to use a feminine form of nouns, like Zochrot . Such good Israelis usually are anti-native, and support unlimited immigration of Africans to Palestine. Such people can't be numerous, and they aren't.

As for other Jews, they learned from the Matrix protagonist, Neo (Keanu Reeves), who had been taught to (dis)regard obvious dangers as maya , as a mirage created by the Matrix, and he jumped from skyscrapers and dodged bullets. Jews apparently have a similar attitude to reality. One day it won't work, to their surprise, but this time it worked.

The transfer of the US Embassy had been described as the main reason for the bloodshed. However, this is a line of @neverTrump brotherhood. This spiteful decision had done a lot of good, as it ruined the carefully nurtured fiction of the US as an honest broker. Very few Palestinians cared about this Trump decision, a few dozens demonstrated against it in Jerusalem and other places, while the mammoth demonstration in Gaza was unrelated to Trump, as described above. It is not Trump who declared siege on Gaza, it is not Trump who expelled Palestinians from their homes, it is not Trump who perpetuated the Nakba, the Palestinian catastrophe. Trump undermined the Machiavellian tactics of the State Department and made it hard for the Arab stooges to follow Washington, and this is not bad.

Iran

Iran is a big, far away country, and there is no practical reason for Israel to quarrel with them. But Iran is the last and only country in the Middle East that is not subject to Jewish hegemony. Netanyahu did its best to set the US upon Iran by doing a Colin Powell act. Jews prevailed upon Trump to take his country out of the nuclear deal of six powers, and after that, in the moment of highest tension, Israel bombed so-called Iranian bases in Syria. Nothing happened. Iranians, upset and annoyed, still submit to the laws of the Matrix, and they aren't going to jump from skyscrapers or counterattack Israel and experience Trump's fury. For this president is a tame elephant for the Jews.

The best gift God Almighty gave the Jews this season is the Matzo balls of president Trump. The Chosen people have got him by the balls in more ways than one. He had been caught with a loose woman, just like President Clinton, and he was justifiably afraid of impeachment. In this moment of sorrow he decided to surrender to Jewish mercies, and to do all they asked.

He tore up the Iran nuclear deal, just as Bibi Netanyahu asked. He promised to heap sanctions on Iran until they surrender and change their regime for an Israel-friendly one. And then he delivered on his promise to move the US embassy to Jerusalem. A fat lot of good that did him.

I do not envy Trump. The Jewish mode of support for a leader is a form of waterboarding: the leader is allowed to survive, but only just. The Jewish logic works like that: if we shall save him, he will forget about us and disregard our wishes. So he should be saved but left imperilled. This is what happened to the US President. Jews, and even Israelis were strategically located between the Stormy wench and Trump's Cohen; they have the heights of the Attorney General's office and strong positions in the Congress. Like in waterboarding, Trump remains of the verge of drowning, and he has to do the wishes of his persecutors.

Israel will continue to goad Iran, hoping to cause an American-Iranian war. This is a given. If Trump is clever, he won't strike Iran. Instead, he should strike the Mueller-Gestapo. While Rouhani is the President of Iran, probably Iran will not respond to the Israeli/US provocations, but Rouhani's position is precarious. Iranians feel that Kim the King of the North managed the American threat better, and they may change their ruler and take a Kim line as a guidance. Israel as a forward base of the US Empire can come under threat.

The best thing about Trump's Iran policy is that it broke the seemingly unbreakable link between the US and Europe. Where Obama would try to patch differences, Trump enlarged the gap, and even docile Europeans came to the conclusion that they have to be more independent from Washington. This can bring a disconnect between the US banks and European banks, and allow the Europeans to disobey the US sanctions against Iran and Russia. This process is not close to its completion, but it has started. Iran, Russia and European businesses will be the beneficiaries, while the US will find itself out of this game.

Turkey

The strongest voice against Israeli brutality was that of President Erdogan of Turkey. He sent Israeli ambassador home, called back his own ambassador, and organised a meeting of Muslim states' leaders to deal with Israel. Independence of Israel had been Erdogan's hallmark for a long time: he argued with Shimon Peres at Davos years ago, and the recent attempted coup against him also had some Israeli support.

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If you are against Israel, you have to be against the US, the bigger Jewish state. This suits Erdogan. Because of this animosity, no American plane took off from the Turkish NATO base to bomb Syria. The Turkish fight against Kurdish separatists undermined the US will to stay in Syria by all means, and now there are strong indications that Trump intends to dry up financing of the rebels' enclave in NW Syria, unhappy Idlib. Israel is likely to find itself facing a united and rebuilt Syria, a prospect it hardly cherishes.

Russia

The Russian President, Vladimir Putin, could throw a wrench into the Israeli plans. He is heavily invested in Syria; he needs Iranian troops there, for without them, he'd have to send Russian infantry to dislodge Islamist rebels from the ruins of Syrian cities. He had been humiliated by the US as they had stricken Syrian bases and cities while the Russians sat on their hands. His Chief of Staff said that Syria would get the S-300, and then woe betide the Israeli and American transgressors.

Israelis took this threat in their stride. The Israeli Minister of Defence Avigdor Lieberman said that Israelis would take out the S-300 ("even S-700", he added) if it would be on our way. And Netanyahu made a strong political gesture – he flew to Moscow and he spent the whole of May 9th with the Russian president.

May 9 is the Russian V-day; it became the biggest and most important Russian holiday under Putin, as the old Soviet feasts had been cancelled while the new ones were in the process of gestation. This was the day when Russians would love to receive prominent guests of honour, but they weren't coming. This was the Lonely Putin Day. Very few leaders responded to his invitation to come and to review the military parade on the Red Square.

The choice of the holiday was not a natural one: the war is a distant event for vast majority of Russians. Their allies in the war are their present adversaries, the US and England. World War Two has been privatised by the Jews, at least in Western public opinion. For the Westerners, this was the war for the Jews and against the enemy of Jews. There are few references to the war where the Holocaust hasn't been mentioned. Being aware of these narrative deficiencies, the Soviet leaders didn't make much out of V-day.

Putin for his nation-building needed a holiday to unite people, to co-opt the pro-Soviet majority without antagonising the anti-Soviet groups. He took V-day and made it into a big event, discounting its faults.

The arrival of Benjamin Netanyahu on that day was a heaven-sent gift for Putin. Here was the man who could call upon the US Senate, who can deal with the US President, and now he came in person, Mr World Jewry personified, supporting the Russian narrative of history. Bibi pinned up the black-and-orange St George ribbon , the mark of a Russian patriot and Putin's loyalist, he took a poster with a portrait and a name of a (Jewish) war hero and marched next to Putin in the Immortal Regiment parade. Grateful Putin acknowledged the Holocaust and declared friendship with Jewish people.

Netanyahu repaid his host by a missile strike upon Syria, almost right away. This is a standard Israeli procedure: upon any high-level meeting with the Russians, bomb their allies, so they would know who is more important. They bombed Syria while Russian Defence Minister Shoygu's jet was still in flight from Moscow to Tel Aviv.

Putin swallowed it, and promised to refrain from supplying S-300 to Syria, despite his Chief of Staff's words. Soon, Israel attacked Syria in force; according to Israel, they attacked Iranian bases; according to Iranians, there are no such things; there are no Iranian bases and no Iranian troops. However, this Israeli attack remained without response.

Since that fateful May 9th day, Russian media has been treating Israel very cautiously. Even the Gaza massacre didn't bring many condemnations in the Russian media, though the Russian Foreign Office condemned this brutal act. The official state agency RIA reported that Israeli soldiers shot at "especially aggressive individuals". The second state news agency TASS minimized its reporting about the massacre.

The Russians in power are not keen on Iran and Iranians, an Iranian friend told me. Though Iran would like to buy everything the Russians are willing to sell, the Russians drag their feet. The volume of trade between Russia and Iran is the same as between Russian and tiny Israel, less than $2 billion per annum. Israel has a lot of supporters in the Russian elites, Russians visit Israel by their thousands, while Iran is an unwanted partner.

In short, the Jews overcame their problems by mid-May 2018, and emerged as a leading polity on the planet Earth, in perfect rapport with both superpowers and in control over mind of billions. The massacre of Gaza furnished the proof they can kill with impunity. Yet, until now, the Jews always exceeded a good measure and brought calamity upon themselves. There is no reason to doubt it will happen this time, too. More about it, about the Jewish assault on Poland and on European aesthetics in the next piece.

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Rational , May 20, 2018 at 5:36 am GMT

RULE 1: KNOW THYSELF. RULE 2: KNOW THE ENEMY.

Thanks for the excellent article, Sir. You make excellent points. But I do not know what you mean when you say "Jews".

The most important words in the English language are on the Tower of Delph: "Know Thyself." The second most important words in the English language are on the Tower (my computer tower): "Know The Enemy."

"Jews" is an English term for Hebrew Yehudi, which means a citizen or resident of Yehud (Judah). It refers to citizen of a place, like Texans, New Yorkers, etc.

The Judaists who live in New York or Florida or Germany are obviously not Yehudi, as they are NOT residents of Yehud (Judah). In fact, the province of Judah no longer exists, so nobody is a Yehudi (Jew) any more.

There was a country called Rhodesia, and if somebody came to you and says he is a Rhodesian, he is lying. So if somebody comes to you and says he is a "Jew" (Yehudi), citizen of Yehud, tell him to show you his passport from the nation of Yehud. He won't have any, and he is surely lying.

See: https://www.haaretz.com/archaeology/why-are-jews-called-jews-1.5410757

So there are no more Jews in this world, since there is no more Judea. Only Judaists.

RealAmerican , May 20, 2018 at 10:28 am GMT
Resistance is also futile for Americans. That there must be zero separation between US and Israeli policies is already in place, and the Masters do not reside in Washington. Bolton, Haley, and the rest of the so called cabal of advisors cannot even conceive of what is in the interest of ordinary Americans. All hope is lost for MAGA. Those who continue to believe Trump's lofty rhetoric are not paying attention.
sarz , May 20, 2018 at 11:51 am GMT
A remark I posted at Xymphora seems relevant to this article:

Globalist and Resistance accounts of the Golan missile battle are very different. The regional Resistance-aligned press says the Israelis got creamed. Here is a summary by Sayed Hasan.

http://thesaker.is/syria-im&#8230 ;

The Hezbollah leader, Sayyid Hasan Nasrallah gives a detailed analysis of what he takes to be a serious Israeli defeat.

http://thesaker.is/syria-im&#8230 ;

Nasrallah puts a lot of store in his reputation for telling the truth, and has a following in Israel for that reason.

But Thierry Meyssan, the war correspondent of Libya and Syria, who also has some credibility, gives a very different account. He is, however, not sounding like his own self. He now seems to favour recognition of right to conquered territory if it has been held long enough.

http://www.voltairenet.org/&#8230 ;

It's important to get the facts right. Putin's statement that tbe Syrians had all they need, and so no need for the S-300, could mean a lot of different things, depending on the actual facts. Could even be Syrians have the Irani clone of the S-300, as some Israeli reports presuppose.

If Israel has been overmastered in the Golan, it makes the ritual slaughter of Gaza somewhat bearable. Could be that relief is in sight. Inshallah.

Renoman , May 20, 2018 at 11:57 am GMT
Not since WW2 has hatred and disdain for the Jews been higher. I would say Israel is closer to being wiped off the face of the Earth than ever before.
Brabantian , Website May 20, 2018 at 1:46 pm GMT
Notable perspectives from Israel Shamir here interesting the evidence he gives that Putin is more of a sell-out to the oligarch-Israeli complex than Trump

Putin's state media spinning an Israeli-indulging line on the Gaza massacres, Putin letting Israel kill Syrians and Iranians in Syria, Putin denying Syria even the S-300 missile defence ZeroHedge now suggesting Putin has asked Iranians to leave Syria altogether

Whilst, as Shamir suggests, Trump – tho a Deep State hostage – has struck two major blows against Israel, via the technique of exploiting Israeli over-reach and giving them more than they expect to get as Shamir writes, firstly of the Embassy in Jerusalem ploy -

Trump undermined the Machiavellian tactics of the State Department and made it hard for the Arab stooges to follow Washington, and this is not bad

And then re the new Iran sanctions, about to cause billions of losses to European business

The best thing about Trump's Iran policy is that it broke the seemingly unbreakable link between the US and Europe

Maybe Trump is indeed a brave man cleverly doing what he can in the most deadly dangerous circumstances imaginable

Whilst with Vladimir Putin

Robert Magill , May 20, 2018 at 2:11 pm GMT
Enough already with the SideShow, US-Russia-Israel; the main event is in the Big Tent China. We get 24/7 the squabble and noise these three create while China slips though the clutter and does business. High speed bullet trains are beginning to whip all over the Eastern Hemisphere. They run both ways carrying people and freight in and out of the Peoples Republic. While the US freaks out, having just noticed a massive trade deficit that is decades old, China makes business that profits themselves and sixty other countries.
If the US doesn't soon get its act together, China will line up the Western Hemisphere as well. Maybe the US will serve as a coaling station or parking lot?

https://robertmagill.wordpress.com/2018/05/16/is-chairman-xi-modeling-kubilai-khan/

Per/Norway , May 20, 2018 at 3:42 pm GMT
@Robert Magill

i dont think the US will much of anything after the empire fails,, the oceans that have kept them safe from knowing what war really is will now serve as a fence.. if they are lucky they will get their wall on the mexican border to keep them enslaved. no escape for the surviving slaves i fear.. the honest Americans i know have my deepest sympathy, the rest i pray for.

utu , May 20, 2018 at 4:00 pm GMT
Summary

Jews are winning on all fronts.

Russia humiliated and ready to surrender.

Iran isolated. Was correct to not trust Russia.

Poor grotesque Poland. Always #1 among losers.

Do not count on Europe. Merkel overslept.

China remains isolated. Was correct in assessment of Russia as not a viable ally.

Realist , May 20, 2018 at 4:58 pm GMT
@Renoman

I would say Israel is closer to being wiped off the face of the Earth than ever before.

Not with the Bibi butt kisser as President ..although he's not in control.

Realist , May 20, 2018 at 5:07 pm GMT
@Brabantian

Notable perspectives from Israel Shamir here interesting the evidence he gives that Putin is more of a sell-out to the oligarch-Israeli complex than Trump

Putin's state media spinning an Israeli-indulging line on the Gaza massacres, Putin letting Israel kill Syrians and Iranians in Syria, Putin denying Syria even the S-300 missile defence ZeroHedge now suggesting Putin has asked Iranians to leave Syria altogether

Putin has indeed sold out Iran and Syria, but it is hard to believe that Putin is more of a sell out than Trump.

Why in hell did the White gentiles allow the Jews to get so powerful?

utu , May 20, 2018 at 7:42 pm GMT

Friedrich Nietzsche – Daybreak : Book III – Aphorism # 205

Of the people of Israel. Among the spectacles to which the coming century invites us is the decision as to the destiny of the Jews of Europe. That their die is cast, that they have crossed their Rubicon, is now palpably obvious: all that is left for them is either to become the masters of Europe or to lose Europe as they once a long time ago lost Egypt, where they had placed themselves before a similar either-or. In Europe, however, they have gone through an eighteen-century schooling such as no other nation of this continent can boast of and what they have experienced in this terrible time of schooling has benefited the individual to a greater degree than it has the community as a whole. As a consequence of this, the psychological and spiritual resources of the Jews today are extraordinary; of all those who live in Europe they are least liable to resort to drink or suicide in order to escape from some profound dilemma something the less gifted are often apt to do. Every Jew possesses in the history of his fathers and grandfathers a great fund of examples of the coldest self-possession and endurance in fearful situations, of the subtlest outwitting and exploitation of chance and misfortune; their courage beneath the cloak of miserable submission, their heroism in spernere se sperni, surpasses the virtues of all the saints. For two millennia an attempt was made to render them contemptible by treating them with contempt, and by barring to them the way to all honours and all that was honourable, and in exchange thrusting them all the deeper into the dirtier trades and it is true that they did not grow cleaner in the process. But contemptible? They themselves have never ceased to believe themselves called to the highest things, and the virtues which pertain to all who suffer have likewise never ceased to adorn them. The way in which they honour their fathers and their children, the rationality of their marriages and marriage customs, distinguish them among all Europeans. In addition to all this, they have known how to create for themselves a feeling of power and of eternal revenge out of the very occupations left to them (or to which they were left); one has to say in extenuation even of their usury that without this occasional pleasant and useful torturing of those who despised them it would have been difficult for them to have preserved their own self-respect for so long. For our respect for ourselves is tied to our being able to practise requital, in good things and bad. At the same time, however, their revenge does not easily go too far: for they all possess the liberality, including liberality of soul, to which frequent changes of residence, of climate, of the customs of one's neighbours and oppressors educates men; they possess by far the greatest experience of human society, and even in their passions they practise the caution taught by this experience. They are so sure in their intellectual suppleness and shrewdness that they never, even in the worst straits, need to earn their bread by physical labour, as common workmen, porters, agricultural slaves. Their demeanour still reveals that their souls have never known chivalrous noble sentiments nor their bodies handsome armour: a certain importunity mingles with an often charming but almost always painful submissiveness. But now, since they are unavoidably going to ally themselves with the best aristocracy of Europe more and more with every year that passes, they will soon have created for themselves a goodly inheritance of spiritual and bodily demeanour: so that a century hence they will appear sufficiently noble not to make those they dominate ashamed to have them as masters. And that is what matters! That is why it is still too soon for a settlement of their affairs! They themselves know best that a conquest of Europe, or any kind of act of violence, on their part is not to be thought of: but they also know that at some future time Europe may fall into their hands like a ripe fruit if they would only just extend them. To bring that about they need, in the meantime, to distinguish themselves in every domain of European distinction and to stand everywhere in the first rank: until they have reached the point at which they themselves determine what is distinguishing. Then they will be called the inventors and signposts of the nations of Europe and no longer offend their sensibilities. And whither shall this assembled abundance of grand impressions which for every Jewish family constitutes Jewish history, this abundance of passions, virtues, decisions, renunciations, struggles, victories of every kind whither shall it stream out if not at last into great men and great works! Then, when the Jews can exhibit as their work such jewels and golden vessels as the European nations of a briefer and less profound experience could not and cannot produce, when Israel will have transformed its eternal vengeance into an eternal blessing for Europe: then there will again arrive that seventh day on which the ancient Jewish God may rejoice in himself, his creation and his chosen people and let us all, all of us, rejoice with him!

Bliss , May 20, 2018 at 10:41 pm GMT

The Russians in power are not keen on Iran and Iranians, an Iranian friend told me. Though Iran would like to buy everything the Russians are willing to sell, the Russians drag their feet. The volume of trade between Russia and Iran is the same as between Russian and tiny Israel, less than $2 billion per annum. Israel has a lot of supporters in the Russian elites, Russians visit Israel by their thousands, while Iran is an unwanted partner.

Another reason why Iran is not a good partner for Russia (in the long run) is that it is a conservative Shi'a Theocracy, while Russian muslims (the largest minority group) are Sunnis who tend towards moderacy and Sufism.

anon [425] Disclaimer , May 20, 2018 at 11:00 pm GMT
This was the day when Russians would love to receive prominent guests of honour, but they weren't coming. This was the Lonely Putin Day

I wonder why no-one showed up. If that were true, then Putin have very right not trust anybody in times of distress when certain moral supports could have gone a long way to give him the courage he needs

AaronB , May 20, 2018 at 11:09 pm GMT
@utu

lol, I remember reading that when I was a kid.

All Nietzsche's hyperventilating aside, the basic issue is between an Enlightenment people that has killed itself with logic, and a non-Enlightenment people that retains vitality because it is still connected to the irrational.

Not eighteen centuries of training or any such nonsense – this training just happened to manifest when European people's became weak and without motivation through too much Enlightenment? Ah-ha.

The situation is reversible, and will be reversed. Europeans will reconnect to the irrational, rediscover the emotional sources of motivation, and the Jewish issue won't matter anymore.

Felix Keverich , May 20, 2018 at 11:42 pm GMT
@utu

Russia humiliated and ready to surrender.

Iran isolated. Was correct to not trust Russia.

China remains isolated. Was correct in assessment of Russia as not a viable ally.

What, you don't like Putin's Russia no more? lol

Iran doesn't have a lot of options. Russia is one of the few countries in the world willing to brave American sanctions regime and do business with Iran. And that means Russia can afford to hurt Iran's feelings. It doesn't matter how many times Russia hurts Iran's feelings, because at the end of the day Iran has nobody else to turn to: they are genuinely isolated, and China isn't exactly rushing to defend Iranians from Israeli airstrikes.

El Dato , May 21, 2018 at 12:07 am GMT
@Realist

Israel as a forward base of the US Empire can come under threat.

Israel is not a forward base, it is now part of the decision core. Yes, geographically exposed, not safely ensconced in the (so-awkwardly-renamed) Homeland.

A bit like orbiting the moon the Endor.

And there is some cackling going on in the management room.

"Your overconfidence is your weakness."
"Your faith in your friends is yours."

Bliss , May 21, 2018 at 1:46 am GMT
@RealAmerican

All hope is lost for MAGA. Those who continue to believe Trump's lofty rhetoric are not paying attention.

Maybe all hope is lost for your ilk (far right racists consumed with hatred for Jews and Blacks), but America is greater today both economically and geopolitically than it was before Trump.

You must not have been paying attention to what Trump was saying during the campaign. When was the last time a President kept so many of his promises so fast?

utu , May 21, 2018 at 3:40 am GMT
@Felix Keverich

I would like to know what was the Plan in 2015 when Putin moved in to Syria? Or what was Netanyahu getting from it. It was Netanyahu who gave Putin the green light. W/o it Putin would not move to Syria. Was a trap?

What Russia is getting in return now that she could not get w/o its Syrian adventure? Is there something positive? That Syria regime is still there, that Hezbollah is still there?

Besides, is it really over? It looks like it but we can't be sure.

Is China responsible for this outcome by being too timid and too distant?

In 2015 Putin looked good and many projected their hopes on him as the Great Savior of White Man Gentile Civilization. Now they must cope with their disappointment. There are several stages to it like denial, anger and so on.

RobinG , May 21, 2018 at 4:45 am GMT
@utu

Substitute Shamir for Saker?

https://www.fort-russ.com/2018/05/the-saker-isnt-just-wrong-hes-irrelevant-putins-an-excellent-warrior/

Monty Ahwazi , May 21, 2018 at 4:51 am GMT
Putin is a money hungry and corrupt thug! Once he's finished sucking off the money and oxygen from the Zionists, he will throw them under the bus! At which time the Russian Mobs will take care of him!
Biff , May 21, 2018 at 4:57 am GMT
Through out western history, the Jews seemed to get into power, and then whacked and exiled. Then return to power, and again whacked and exiled. Such a vicious cycle for the wandering tribe. They should just give up, and learn to get along with others.
Wally , May 21, 2018 at 5:00 am GMT
@Realist

Whether he intended it or not, Trump has created even more anger against "that shitty little country".
That's a very good thing.

'Israel' as we know it is living on borrowed time.

http://www.codoh.com

Wally , May 21, 2018 at 5:03 am GMT
@Realist

"Why in hell did the White gentiles allow the Jews to get so powerful?"

It's called force, coercion, jail sentences.

Shoving the fake '6M Jews' down everyone's throat has done the job as well. Power and cash are the man reason the scam was created in the first place. And Jews have been trying that lie since at least 1823.

Below is where free speech on the impossible 'holocaust' storyline is illegal, violators go to prison for Thought Crimes.
An obvious admission that the storyline doesn't stand up to scientific, logical, & rational scrutiny.

http://www.codoh.com

Wally , May 21, 2018 at 5:26 am GMT
Shamir said:

"Perhaps, the Holocaust was a divine punishment for Jewish treatment of Gaza, since for God, time sequence is of no importance."

Except the ridiculous and impossible '6M Jews, 5M others, & gas chambers' are frauds. And easily demonstrated as such. The mere fact that free speech concerning it gets you arrested in 'Israel' & much of Europe confirms it's fraudulence.

The stupid 'holocau$t' tall tales simply cannot withstand rational, scientific scrutiny.

Revisionists are just the messengers, the absurd impossibility of the ridiculous 'holocaust' storyline is the message.

See the 'holocaust' scam easily & thoroughly debunked here: http://codoh.com
No name calling, level playing field debate here: http://forum.codoh.com

CuriousInSeattle , May 21, 2018 at 5:52 am GMT
So you're saying that accounts from Israeli relatives stationed at the border during Naqva day are lies? You're saying these "protesters" were "unarmed"? Then how did said relatives come under hostile fire?

If a bunch of people try to destroy a border fence, what do you think would be an appropriate response?

gT , May 21, 2018 at 6:09 am GMT
@Bliss

The Iranians are stupid, instead of pining for Russian support / trade they should just consolidate / build on what they already have. They have 3 countries right now, Iran, Iraq and Syria, they should concentrate on making this big market work. Build highways from Iran to Syria, get trade moving, strengthen their hand in all 3 countries, strengthen the defense, the resolve, and the belligerence capabilities of all 3 countries. They have won the Middle East already, no need to fret about when the final blow to the enemy will be delivered, slow strangulation works just as well as a knife to the jugular.

Eventually when the time is right, the Golan Heights can be taken back and Israel put in its proper place, but Iran might need nukes by that time.

And Utu is correct about Poland, those are a bunch of dumb arses, sucking up to the USA and still get shafted anyway, just like Bulgaria, and now Ukraine also. Such is the vassal lot.

Dmitry , May 21, 2018 at 6:38 am GMT
For the first time, Shamir seems to be opening writing down some kind of schizophrenic symptoms ("for God, time sequence is of no importance") – he seems more open when he writes in English than I have seen before.

As for Israel, Jews, a few small insignificant air-strikes, some predictable protests on the border with Gaza, someone taking part in Victory Day, someone opening an embassy, someone winning a homosexual song contest mainly known for comedy, etc.

It's funny people like Shamir pretending this is of some kind of cosmic importance. It is of infinitely less important than even the general media attention given to it.

These minor stories were not even very important for Israel itself (let alone for the world).* Next month there will be another group of minor stories the website will be writing about.

Far more interesting things have happened around the world this month.

Trying to inflate world politics to a minor country like Israel is not just ridiculous, but why you can't even predict basic behaviours of countries and leaders.

Not just Putin himself, but really nobody in Russia – well maybe a few thousand people – gives a shit about Israel bombing some Iranians in Syria. It's only a secondary or distant relevance outside the Middle East.

-

* It seems in Israel itself, people give less attention to these trivial events than average reader, living thousands of kilometers away, on this website.

The largest news story of a last month was the drowning of ten teenagers from a flash flooding.

Dmitry , May 21, 2018 at 6:46 am GMT
@utu

Russia does not care about Israel when it went to Syria. The operation has nothing to do with Israel, except to an extent there is a need to co-ordinate air-activities with the neighbouring countries (and that process was incompetently done with Turkey).

jilles dykstra , May 21, 2018 at 6:47 am GMT
" Yet, until now, the Jews always exceeded a good measure and brought calamity upon themselves. There is no reason to doubt it will happen this time, too. More about it, about the Jewish assault on Poland and on European aesthetics in the next piece. "

Jews caused the holocaust ?
But it is simply is not true, the jewish disaster began when jews resisted the Roman empire, and they were not the only ones.
Who knows something about the history of the Roman empire knows that it was wars all over the place, for hundreds of years.
A probably excellent summary one finds under 'Background' in
Otto J. Maenchen-Helfen, ' The world of the Huns', 1973 Berkeley.
I'm inclined to suppose it was christianity that was THE jewish calamity, a rival ideology that destroyed jewish power.
The jewish centre, Palestine, Jerusalem, had the disadvantage of being easily accessible for Roman armies.
All those resisting the Romans mainly in what was the USSR, had the advantage of the terrain.
Even N Great Britain was never subdued.

Dmitry , May 21, 2018 at 6:55 am GMT
@anon

First of all, there is not special need for visitors at Victory Day. Nobody is feeling 'lonely'. It is not a highschool prom. Claiming this shows lack of concept or elementary understanding of the meaning of the holiday.

As for other leaders showing respect. There was not just the Prime Minister of Israel, but also the President of Serbia. In 2015, there was the President of China (the world's largest nationality).

jilles dykstra , May 21, 2018 at 6:56 am GMT
@El Dato

GB was blackmailed into the Balfour declaration, otherwise no USA military support, and capitulation in November 1917.
Not for nothing GB forbade jewish immigration into Palestine in 1939, in order to keep Arabic and/or Muslim support in the war against Germany and Japan.
After WWII the British supported Hitler's Madagaskar solution.
How the Middle East would be now had not Israel been created is anybody's guess, my idea is not such a mess as it is today.
Probably the threat of Islamisation of Europe would also never have been.
Until 1967 the USA was no friend of Israel.
In 1948 the State Department was against recognising Israel.
Truman had other ideas, the theory is that he was bribed.

Jim Christian , May 21, 2018 at 7:10 am GMT
@Realist

Why in hell did the White gentiles allow the Jews to get so powerful?

Because Carl and Rob Reiner and Norman Lear said so. Remember them?

Jim Christian , May 21, 2018 at 7:27 am GMT
@AaronB

The situation is reversible, and will be reversed. Europeans will reconnect to the irrational, rediscover the emotional sources of motivation, and the Jewish issue won't matter anymore.

Well, yes. Once the over-breeding imported Muslims have bred with and eliminated the Euro-Goy, they will set themselves upon the Jews (they have already, Jews complain in France, Sweden and Norway of the new hatreds by new 'citizens'). Islam-in-power unleashed in Europe will make Hitler look like Kindergarten if the Chosen Ones haven't departed the scene. White Goy in Europe will not protect their own daughters for crying out loud, they aren't going to protect Jews from the Blacks in their midst. This is the price for marginalizing the Whites, who used to exist in sufficient numbers to protect and rescue Jews. You are correct that the Jewish issue won't matter anymore, except that statement means different things to you and me. You think Europe will have an epiphany. I think Europe is simply about to go dark and genocidal. The wedding over the weekend will be taken as another 'surrender'. London's Mayor is another, the process is well-on.

The nut of the matter as *I* see it is, now the Euro-Goy are swamped with refugees of a darker intent. Israel now needs more room to grow. Bibi knows this, which is why they want to break off an enormous slice of Syria for themselves, if nothing else, to accommodate/expand the over-breeding settlements they already have. Give up the Golan? They mean to expand it. All in the interest of security, of course. The Pali's? Who are they again?

Vojkan , May 21, 2018 at 7:31 am GMT
Maybe Netanyahu went to Moscow and said to Putin let's call it a draw.
The Russians went to Syria not because they wanted to but because they had to. Just as they annexed Crimea and not Donbass because they had to not because they wanted to.
With Russia having the population of France and Germany combined and a GDP approximately the same as that of more than three times less populated Spain and down 40% since 2014, maybe we all overestimate Russia's capabilities.
Now that the regime change operation in Syria seems to have failed, that Assad is consolidated, and that Russian bases there are secured, maybe Putin thinks that it isn't unreasonable to call it a draw. Maybe he remembers how it ended the last time Russian military were sent to save a friendly regime, in Afghanistan in the 1980s. Granted, this time they have popular support from locals but the whole effort nevertheless has enormous daily cost which Russia maybe cannot afford to sustain. In September, the intervention will be three years old. Military prowess is not enough. L'argent est le nerf de la guerre.
Can Putin trust Netanyahu? I think we all know the answer to that question. Is he right to accept to call it a draw? I think he isn't, Israelis just can't be trusted. What I think is irrelevant though, I don't have Putin's information nor responsiblity. The most important thing to me is that islamist psychos don't behead children any more and that is thanks to the Russian.
Realist , May 21, 2018 at 7:49 am GMT
@El Dato

I don't know who you're quoting .but it's not me.

El Dato , May 21, 2018 at 7:50 am GMT
@utu

It was Netanyahu who gave Putin the green light.

Evidence?

Duke , Website May 21, 2018 at 8:23 am GMT
Peace be with the reader,

Yes ! I am here, I have come like a thief in the night.

The faithful witness

Our Father willing this comment will not be ' moderated ' (Censored)

RealAmericanValuesCirca1776Not1965 , May 21, 2018 at 8:26 am GMT

Is China responsible for this outcome by being too timid and too distant?

What makes you think China is any less paralyzed than the West? Both entities (like most of the world) are perfectly capable of speaking up and internationally naming the enemy, some just as easily as they could wipe Israel off the map. But it doesn't happen. Not even a peep. Not from any of them. Not in the Americas, not in Europe, not in Asia, not in Africa. Nowhere.

Some like to spin China's reactions to . literally everything, as some kind of Chinese master 'long game' strategy. Others, like myself, prefer to note that there are certain unspoken rules that China abides by at least as strictly as the US and Europe.

Rules like not criticizing those who rule you.

Besides, what benefit could there possibly be in waiting until Israel achieves regional superpower status before making a move against them? America is at it's weakest. Israel is as weak as it's ever going to be at this point.

The simplest answer would be that whatever keeps America so inexplicably obedient is also keeping everyone else the same way.

Beyond that, only speculation as to what that leash is made of. Samson Option? Kill switch on the global economy/infrastructure? Some kind of chemical or bio or other weapon that's so impossibly heinous that the mere threat of it's use paralyzes the largest and the smallest member nations of the international community alike into silently watching everything Israel does and gets away with?

The bigger picture never fails to suggest that the enemy has more dogs on their leash than most are prepared to acknowledge. Even now.

m___ , May 21, 2018 at 9:06 am GMT
@Per/Norway

-- On China, Xi,

Trade, in the light of the long term(10 years plus), is no miracle solution. The finity of the planet speaks against "overheating" exchanges, quantities of goods to quantities of people. Trade is basically acceleration of transactions, which in a sense is the equivalent, but more nuisible then financial capitalism, since it involves physical interaction, while financial capitalism augments to the extreme the disparity between the elites and everybody else as the dominant derivative.

Any exchange acceleration, trade, must and will grind to a standstill, leaving a situation of greater exhaustion of the planet, toxicity and less quality of life for the most, the bulk of humanity. The US cannot follow suit, it has exhausted it's physical capabilities except for "military capitalism", which it pursues.

Run the above note through your system data, and let me know if you see any truth in it. The definition of efficiency should change after that, to you personally, being the least possible physical exchanges over distance, in time, to "rest" the overheated human logistics, instead attending the planet's biodiversity beyond human intercourse.

You could still make a point, insisting on the short-term opportunism of politics, that since there is more conflictive standing between power systems, then synchronism, that the China approach has limited value as a counter measure to US militarism.

In the end though, rationality, the long term, universal agreement is the only chance. Data analysis, later AI, and the added confidence that humanity and it's numbers can be tweaked(the biology of genetics will play a big role) should lead up to a more stable and qualitative planetary system, with higher intelligence leading to smarter rule.

In all the China moves are not very original, at the same time smart in the light of conflicting stands of rivalling nations, infighting. Include the corporate elites, the International Jew conceptualism, and any hidden actors. What we see is infighting of the global elites, have it done with, and attend the real problems and apply the hammer to the nail: population and consumption, toxicity, resource exhaustion, all related negatively to trade.

Momus , May 21, 2018 at 9:24 am GMT
@sarz

The Israeli's have just been creamed again in an around Damascus:

https://www.timesofisrael.com/report-explosions-heard-at-iranian-facility-near-damascus/

and again:

https://www.debka.com/iranian-electronic-warfare-facility-blown-up-south-of-damascus-second-explosion-in-4-days/

Momus , May 21, 2018 at 9:29 am GMT
@utu

Netanyahu has no interest in a disintegrated, failed state Syria on Israel's doorstep.

He saw the Russians as a support for Assad to prevent this and as a counter balance for the Iranians. Here the Israeli real politik diverged from the US's

Russia gained a warm water Mediterranean naval port and an air base.

The too big for their boots Iranians are now being evicted.

Gordo , May 21, 2018 at 10:26 am GMT
Excellent article Dr. Shamir.
m___ , May 21, 2018 at 10:35 am GMT
@utu

-- On your questions,

All of them legitimate, except for Putin as a place holder without defining his hold to told factor.

Essentially the lifetime of political solutions expires faster as opposed to the rational and long term logic of the necessities of planet earth. That means closer then ever expiration dates.

While commenting and thus making the same exact mistake, the variables available to the public are tainted with "pesticides", the farmers(our dear scribes and editors of columns), themselves being dependent on the products of "Bayer" and fertilizer.

These systemics should be addressed, and the best current model that has shortly gotten the limelight was Wikileaks and the driving force Assange. Whistle-blowers needed, anonymous and encrypted access needed, hardware and software open sourcing, middle-men being algorithms, before a fighting chance to cope with the stealthy elites globally. Then let's have another go at "analysing". Our best guess, the quality of argument of our elites' exchanges will show as very poor indeed, especially in the light of better details on the drivers and needs of geopolitics.

Guess who keeps silent on this major issue that involves all of us, makes your comments meaningful or just exposing the weaknesses of the bulk of humanity(us) and what dumbstruck suggestions the elites can get away with. Put your energy where it counts! At least be lucid.

Anon [257] Disclaimer , May 21, 2018 at 10:41 am GMT
@Renoman

Who's going to wipe Israel off the face of the earth?

Eustace Tilley (not) , May 21, 2018 at 10:45 am GMT
In the Oculus Dei , it's Now.
But the atheist physicists bow
To the Arrow of Time.
Is (((their))) Trinity crime
Fiat lux! to the Holocaust "how?"
Momus , May 21, 2018 at 11:19 am GMT
@Renoman

Not since Moses has respect, fear and admiration for the Israelites been so high.

Jake , May 21, 2018 at 11:29 am GMT
'There is an incredible abundance of information, a veritable flood that washes off everything. People think only what they are told today, and mass campaigns are produced by media and think tanks, they do not produce themselves. People are being told every day about, say, the Holocaust, or about Assad's atrocities, or Putin's meddling so it is kept in their minds. The moment the campaign is turned off, interest flags and the matter is totally forgotten, like the Skripal Affair was forgotten after it had been played to full capacity. Now Skripal has been disappeared by the British Secret Services, but this is not mentioned, outside of this publication."

We live in Orwell's nightmare. And the first step to getting us here was Henry VIII. The second step was the rise of the radical reformation Anglo-Saxon Puritans, who were hardcore Judaizers. The third step was the winning Puritan revolution, which culminated in archetypal WASP Oliver Cromwell making alliance with Jews, inviting Jews back into England, granting Jews special rights and privileges, and doing so precisely so the newly formed culture – WASP, as as American would later title it – could slaughter white Christians native to the British Isles and exterminate their cultures.

The fourth step was the blessings of Satan spreading that Judaizing war-loving culture around the globe, slaughtering uncounted millions and ruining virtually every 'traditional' culture encountered, converting the remains to some step on the ladder toward being Anglicized which means being Judaized.

axbycz , May 21, 2018 at 11:43 am GMT
"Jewish wench got the crown of the European art scene"

Please: Specifically who won what?

Anonymous [299] Disclaimer , May 21, 2018 at 11:55 am GMT
How come your jive turkey holy Paleostinian dunces were acting out and acting nuts like a St Vitus dance during the allegedly holy month of RamaLamaDingDong? This RamaLama whatever is better spent stuffing yer Muslim guts after sundown than getting shot full of holes. Next year these rage-a-holic Muslims should be holy for their imaginary Allah instead of hole-y- shot full of holes- courtesy of IDF.
Anonymous-299 , May 21, 2018 at 12:07 pm GMT
There is great video footage of the Putin + Netanyahu + Vucic walk down to the Russian Victory Day walk. My own lift on the Putin-Netanyahu discussions in that the Jewish immigrants we got from you (Russia-USSR) were smart enough to find the back doors to your s-300-400 missile systems. Plus if you cannot hack a system you must hack people. That exiled Russians in Israel knew the right people to hack in Russia because most are tribal members -Jews.
Gordo , May 21, 2018 at 12:33 pm GMT
@CuriousInSeattle

How many border fences are you in favour of?

Anonymous-299 , May 21, 2018 at 12:41 pm GMT
@Momus

Netanyahu has no interest in a disintegrated, failed state Syria on Israel's doorstep.
The too big for their boots Iranians are now being evicted.

In the last few months Israel has said to Iran
=You can pay Hamas to pay their clowns to tear down the border fence but IDF bullets will prevent this
=All significant military assets that you place near us in Syria will be blasted along with your people manning them
= Syrian skies belong to Israel. We can counteract all Russian missile systems because we have back doors to them. When you turn them on you will see Micky Mouse cartoons.
= Sure sucks for you that Donald Trump has cut you off. The US sanctions are back meaning you can sell only half the oil you projected for the next few years on International markets.
=Meaning more chaos and poverty in your failed Allah -Muslim state as it become like Venezuela.
= Iranian pistachios are the best and we will pay cash for them

It is also obvious that Israel has replaced Iran as Putin/Russian favorite son. Iranians will be chumps and losers until they depose Ayatollahs and bring back Zoroastrianism. Iranians are not natural Muslims. Only Arabians are.

Dr. X , May 21, 2018 at 12:41 pm GMT
@RealAmerican

Since the State of Israel is the fulfillment of the Jewish religion, doesn't American support for Israel violate the Establishment Clause of the first Amendment?

Imagine the outcry of the U.S. government gave the Vatican $4 billion annually and established a military base there.

anarchyst , May 21, 2018 at 12:41 pm GMT
@Wally

Ursula Haverbeck
Monika Schaefer
Two 80-plus year-old grandmothers who are doing "hard-time" in maximum-security prisons in Germany for merely questioning the jewish holocaust ™.

What's wrong with this picture?

macilrae , May 21, 2018 at 1:24 pm GMT
Mr Shamir writes with courage, as usual – but is Israel nearing the end of its incredible run of good fortune?

How extreme do Israeli policies have to become before they are too embarrassing even for the US government to support any longer? I have been asking myself that question since the 1960s.

A crack has now appeared between the neocon movement with its leader, Netanyahu, and a sizable proportion of Washington's 'thinking' establishment (obviously not including Congress or the MSM!) – a glimmer of daylight filters through this crack. After all, ordinary Americans are looking at $3.69 (California) gasoline and tying this to pressure from Israel and even the opinion polls show them to be massively opposed to Trump's rejection of the JCPOA.

It remains to be seen whether the Europeans (forget Donald Tusk and Jean-Claud Juncker!) will follow through on their threats and so come into direct conflict with the US administration but there are signs (beginning with pressure from Germany and even France) that this is now conceivable. And the consequences – closer European ties to Russia and China; partial de-fanging of NATO; retaliatory sanctions; completion of the Nord Stream 2 pipeline – will further isolate the neocons of the US and Israel from the rest of the world.

If the Europeans are 'allowed' to get away with such defiance, who knows what further changes may come about as the two foreign policies diverge – their fetters finally struck off? Will this sentiment then be echoed in the US and, if so, what happens to Israel?

For those of us who, even now, are muttering "still, thank God it wasn't Hillary" there is, perversely, even more reason to be hopeful. Maybe this had to happen before reason could ever hope to prevail.

utu , May 21, 2018 at 1:28 pm GMT
@m___

At least be lucid.

Medice, cura te ipsum.

utu , May 21, 2018 at 1:43 pm GMT
@El Dato

If Netanyahu objected in 2015 Russia would not move in to Syria. The only reason I can see he did not because he had no backing of Obama administration at that time because he and Obama did not see eye to eye and Syria situation was dragging for too long. The no fly zone should have been imposed and executed on several occasions but it was not. The no fly zone also would de facto kill Iran deal which was being ratified in mid 2015. But Obama would not do it.

AaronB , May 21, 2018 at 1:50 pm GMT
@Jim Christian

Europeans are now going through a massive phase of attrition – a great culling, if you will. I suspect 50% of white Europeans in the next few decades will either disappear or be absorbed into a new group.

This sort of historical calamity is not unusual – take the case of the Jews. Out of twelve tribes, ten completely vanished. And of the two that remained, their numbers dwindled. But a "remnant" remained, and a resurgence occurred.

So a fifty percent loss of white Europeans may seem like a huge deal now, historically it's nothing. There will be a lot more pain and humiliation for whites in the coming decades – but these trials will forge a strong new nucleus. This is the price a people always pays when it turns to materialism. Death. There is no avoiding it – it is karma.

But for the non-materialist, the broad sweep of history is what matters – and after decades or centuries of struggle Europeans will emerge again as a people, with a real religion, healthy once again. There is no need to despair because difficulties are many now. This is historically normal. Evil is frequently wins – that is not so big a deal – but it never lasts. In the meantime, there is much work to do.

DESERT FOX , May 21, 2018 at 1:51 pm GMT
America is an Israeli plantation and our Zionist overlords are working us to death for Israel via the wars that we are forced to fight for Israel and via the Zionist privately owned FED and IRS that is taxing us to pay for Israels military and Israels government, ie a government that kills unarmed Palestinian men, women and children.

To see what the Zionist have done and are doing to we goyim, read THE PROTOCOLS OF ZION.

Preserve the founders , May 21, 2018 at 2:00 pm GMT
Soon they will be rounded up and all assets will be frozen around the globe. They will be required to attend an Exit Audit to determine the source of their grotesque wealth and if even a hint of their swindling ways is detected the assets will be forfeited and repatriated. Their co-conspirators will face immediate execution.

Back to isreel they will be sent to face their new landlords, The Palestinians.

Never Again, will they be able to practice their trechery as all females will be spayed, and all men neutured. Their global damage will correct itself in time as nationalizm and the laws of nature will sweep over this world.

Death to Multiculturalism, death to the Globalists. The new American Dream.

foolisholdman , May 21, 2018 at 2:18 pm GMT
@RealAmericanValuesCirca1776Not1965

I don't know what is holding back the rest but the Chinese do not see themselves as missionaries. They are willing to help and advise anyone who asks them for help but they are not going to police the World. They are not going to try to export their form of government. Their official policy, and I think it has popular support, is that they want to live at peace with everybody. Hence, without some pressing reason to destroy Israel they are not going to move against them.

Sam Shama , May 21, 2018 at 2:22 pm GMT
@AaronB

If you read Daybreak as a kid your reflection on it displays such in spades: Irrationality is strength and logic begets weakness. That is the best twaddle I've seen inked in a long time.

AaronB , May 21, 2018 at 2:43 pm GMT
@Sam Shama

lI read it as a teenager.

As a Jew, you know well that of which I speak – you Jews already "know" the truth, and use logic merely instrumentally – to argue for what you already know, and realize your vision on earth.

This is what whites must relearn. Firmly anchored in morality and religion, they must "know" the truth, and use logic merely to realize this vision on earth.

The attempt to use logic to "discover" reality is whites greatest weakness, it leaves them un-anchored and free-floating, and a prey to every people that has the self-confidence that comes from already knowing truth, and not having to discover it.

Philosophy has shown that logic cannot, by its nature, reveal truth, and science shows that self-contradiction seems built into the universe – logic is merely instrumental. Popular culture merely hasn't caught up, and slumbers in stupid dogmatism. But it will.

anon [228] Disclaimer , May 21, 2018 at 2:47 pm GMT
@Jim Christian

Until the Muslim gang takes over, ask your patron (Israel) not to cause the migration to the land that also sustains its( Jews) daily living expenses in the stolen land .

Momus , May 21, 2018 at 2:47 pm GMT
@Wally

No one who matters is interested in your wackadoodle, hair splitting, orders only in German please, faux debunking.

The Nazis' systematic attempts to eradicate Jews from Europe is unassailable fact.

Old dogs are barking but the caravan has rolled on.

The Jewish people have regrouped and are forging their nation.

utu , May 21, 2018 at 2:58 pm GMT
@foolisholdman

Could China has done more to prop up Russia? Didn't they realize that having Russia antagonized with the West and keeping this state was to their advantage? Or was it obvious for them from the very beginning that it can't be done because Russia's elite fatal attraction to the West can't be averted? Every time when Putin uttered the phrase "our Western partners" this was a non-ironical expression of deep seated undying aspirations of Russian elites. China will be pragmatic about Russia and will trade and get military technology while she still needs it form Russia, but in long run China is on her own. One thing China has learned form it that a control of elites (who suppose to control them?) is critical that still can be assured by the power structure of CPC that defines Chinese political and economic doctrine and enforce discipline to adhere to them for the elites. Elites like everywhere are cosmopolitan and they have no ethnic or cultural loyalties (except for the Jewish one). Down the road Chinese will want to be a part of Western elites and if they ended up being incorporated by Zio-Anglo-Amercian elites it will be the final triumph of the One World Order.

gwynedd1 , May 21, 2018 at 3:01 pm GMT
@AaronB

"All Nietzsche's hyperventilating aside, the basic issue is between an Enlightenment people that has killed itself with logic, and a non-Enlightenment people that retains vitality because it is still connected to the irrational."

An interesting comment. And more or less this is a common thread that is truly Judaeo Christian , in that both find themselves caught between irrational hopes and how it really is. Palestinians are probably full of hope. That have much to fear in being rational.

Israel Shamir , May 21, 2018 at 3:07 pm GMT
@CuriousInSeattle

relatives come under hostile fire

How come none of them got hurt?

to destroy a border fence

A border fence is a fence between two states. Gaza is ruled by Israel like any reservation in the US is ruled from Washington. But your Red Indians can go out and come back. Gaza is a prison camp within Israel.

Seamus Padraig , May 21, 2018 at 3:08 pm GMT
@axbycz

I dare you to un-see this! But to answer your question, this is what Shamir was referring to: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Netta_Barzilai

Pretty nasty, huh?

anonomy , May 21, 2018 at 3:18 pm GMT
It would be nice if the Jews and the Muslims could now take their argument back to the Middle-East. This is America on a totally different continent and some of us are trying to make America great again. That's horrible that the other people who like dead Christians have died on a totally different continent by the hand of the other different people who don't want to be there on that other continent either if white people suggest they go live there.
Yes lets make America great again.
AaronB , May 21, 2018 at 3:22 pm GMT
@gwynedd1

Palestinians are full of hope.

I was watching a video clip, and this Palestinian woman with a broad smile, brimming with optimism, said "if we don't liberate our land, our children will, God willing". She was not at all dejected at the recent turn of events. She seemed happy.

If she was a modern rational materialist like Europeans, she'd be depressed and despairing.

utu , May 21, 2018 at 3:27 pm GMT
@AaronB

As a Jew, you know well that of which I speak – you Jews already "know" the truth, and use logic merely instrumentally – to argue for what you already know, and realize your vision on earth.

So what is this truth that Jews do have? Isn't it just that: "Is it good for the Jews?" What gentiles suppose to do when confronted with it? There are only three options:

(1) Accept Jewish goal as a universal goals for everybody, meaning that we all will be working to help Jews succeed and make the world Jewish in which Jews will be as special privileged ruling cast.

(2) Reject and betray our universalism and emulate Jews and try to compete with them using "Is it good for us and screw everybody else?" Why would one want to do it? In name of what? Just convert to Judaism and become one of them and you have the whole enchilada. And it would be much safer.

(3) Do not betray our universalism. Double down on it and treat Jews as undeveloped children who we must teach how to behave in the big world. They need to learn to play with other children. The first lesson: Never ever ask "Is it good for the Jews?" You must ask: "If I do it is it good for John and Jane?"

You know very well that (3) is the only correct option. The other two are defeat and surrender. Jews and their Bronze Age ethnocentrism must be fought to the death if humanity worth surviving is to survive. Right now option (1) is what we are de facto doing because we do not challenge Jews mostly out of fear and (2) is what various ethnically conscious gentiles (Kevin MacDonald) are proposing which is "Let's us become like Jews."

Mike P , May 21, 2018 at 3:49 pm GMT
Hasbara trolls out in force. I keep scratching my head over what they hope to achieve by putting their impertinence, callousness, mendacity, and ignorance on display for everyone to see. If a single troll exhibited such traits, you would overlook him; but if the whole team does the same, it clearly establishes a pattern.

If these keyboard warriors are in any way representative of Israeli attitudes, then I'm indeed worried for Israel.

Herald , May 21, 2018 at 3:59 pm GMT
@Bliss

Keeping a promise to do something remarkably stupid is hardly something to be bragged about.

AaronB , May 21, 2018 at 4:02 pm GMT
@utu

The Jewish "truth" is that they have a sacred connection to the divine, and that Jewish triumph means the triumph of goodness, God's divine plan, and in fact the ultimate triumph of all of mankind.

It is in fact a universal vision – Jewish triumph is not merely tribal, but of universal transcendental significance involving all mankind.

This is what someone like Thorfinsson does not understand – mere selfish conquest does not inspire many people to heights of heroism or self-sacrifice.

No, whites should never lose their universalism – they should see Jews as false and perverted bearers of a fake universalism, unworthy of the mantle, and corrupted unto a monstrous selfishness. And the signs of Jewish decline we are beginning to see, like a collapse in accomplishment, are signs they are beginning to feel the effects of their departure from the Tao.

It's popular these days to say that whites suffer from altruistic universalism, that is their weakness – but that is false. Whites despise themselves and humiliate themselves before others. This is not universalism – but inverted racism.

Whites must be firmly anchored in universal morality and religion – this way they will cease despising themselves and cease wishing to humiliate themselves before others. As such, they will seek justice for themselves but not violate that of others. A universal morality requires that whites thrive as much as any group, and to the extent that whites are firmly anchored in transcendental values, white thriving will be co-identical with the welfare of the world and everyone else, not at its expense.

Wally , May 21, 2018 at 4:06 pm GMT
@Momus

said:
"The Nazis' systematic attempts to eradicate Jews from Europe is unassailable fact.
The Jewish people have regrouped and are forging their nation."

But The Big Lie IS being ' assailed' big time and the laughably stupid & completely impossible narrative does not withstand scrutiny. Momus is in denial of science which shreds the absurd '6M Jews, 5M others, & gas chambers'.

I suggest to readers here that they access my posts and Momus's responses to them.
He was left staring into the headlights of information he absolutely could not refute. In short, he was embarrassed and hopes no one will notice. Just look the language he uses. Desperate name calling with his head in sand and his ass in the air. Excuse my French.
The simple fact that people are arrested, attacked, & persecuted for engaging in free speech about the scam indicates that even the hateful "Holocau$t Industry" realizes that it doesn't wash.
And notice that Momus is afraid to debate his religion at a site which allows no name calling, accepts all views on the subject.

http://forum.codoh.com

more:
The Rudolf Report
Expert Report on Chemical and Technical Aspects
of the 'Gas Chambers' of Auschwitz

http://vho.org/GB/Books/trr/index.html

and another take down of the Babi Yar mass shooting lie:
Babi Yar
By John Wear

https://codoh.com/library/document/5569/?lang=en

http://www.codoh.com
And of course his parasitical 'Israel' as we know it is going down, sooner or later, it's doomed.
'Castles made of sand melt into the sea, eventually'.

AaronB , May 21, 2018 at 4:08 pm GMT
@utu

I agree, option 3 is the correct one.

But ethnocentrism cam be part of a universal ethic that respects everyone.

I love my family more than I love you, utu, and if I didn't, then the sources of love in me would be dried up, and I couldn't love anyone at all. My capacity to love you is part of my capacity to love my family first.

It goes – love of self, family, friends, nation, mankind.

There are special people -saints – who transcend all these categories, and love all equally. But for most people, lack of ethnocentrism means individualism, and selfishness.

Nor do I define ethnicity as "pure" – it can be very mixed, but must be tied to a specific location, over many generations, with traditions, etc, and grounded in the transcendental

anonymous [204] Disclaimer , May 21, 2018 at 4:22 pm GMT
[Jews prevailed upon Trump to take his country out of the nuclear deal of six powers, and after that, in the moment of highest tension, Israel bombed so-called Iranian bases in Syria.

The reason nothing happened is due the fact that PUTIN AND TRUMP BOTH ARE CONNECTED TO zionist Mofia. Stop painting Putin and Russia in a good light. Putin is a traitor and is committing TREASON in Syria. The reason that Putin got involved in Syria was TO KILL MUSLIMS, and establish a food step in the Middle East, a project that Russia desired for A LONG TIME. Now, he is closer to its REAL ALLY, Israel, to implement ODED YINON, meaning partition Syria for the interest of the Jewish Mafia that he like Trump is a member of. The traitor Putin is trying to fool Syrian by forcing its 'peace plan', meaning partition Syria under the hoax FEDERATION, like in Iraq to erect the Zionist mafia project meaning 'kurdistan' with the traitor and terrorist Kurd, as Zionist pawns. President Assad repeatedly said: We NEVER allow federation.

http://our-russia.com/08052018072159/russia-bisected-trump-straw-man-theory

The Mueller investigation by itself is a criminal project where is trying to HIDE THE HAND OF THE JEWISH Mafia in the selection of Trump who is connected to Putin through Israel and its agents. That's why a few days ago New York Time reported:

[Donald Trump Junior Met with Gulf Emissary Offering Saudi and UAE Help to Win Presidency]

This FAKE news appears at 'globalresearch', which is stupid, to say the least. The reason behind this kind of FAKE NEWS is to hide the hand of real criminals, Israel and Jewish Mafia in the selection of Trump. The house of Chabad and its billionaire members were involved where are in the business of real estate, whore houses, Casino, gambling, social networking hoax and money laundering, the same kind of people who put Putin in power in 2000.

[Jared Kushner sealed real estate deal with oligarch's firm cited in money-laundering case ]

The connection between Putin-Trump is through a Zionist Mafia and some of its member at Chabad :
Chabad is a Jewish community center on Long Island, sits in a squat brick edifice across from a Shell gas station and a strip mall. The center is an unexceptional building on an unexceptional street, save for one thing: Some of the shortest routes between Donald Trump and Vladimir Putin run straight through it. Both Ivanka and Kushner are connected to this house.

[Ivanka is good friends with Dasha Zhukova, the art-collector wife of oligarch Roman Abramovich, one of the richest men in Russia. Abramovich isn't just the owner of the Chelsea soccer club; he's reportedly a member of Putin's inner circle.In early 2016, the Daily Mail reported that Abramovich had given Putin a $35 million yacht.]

https://www.politico.com/magazine/story/2017/04/the-happy-go-lucky-jewish-group-that-connects-trump-and-putin-215007

Both Putin and Trump and his family are close to Chabad:
[As leader of the Chabad-Lubavitch movement, he took an insular Hasidic group that almost came to an end with the Holocaust and transformed it into one of the most influential movements in world Jewry, with an international network of over 3,000 educational and social centers. The institutions he established include kindergartens, schools, drug-rehabilitation centers, care-homes for the disabled and synagogues.]

https://washingtonmonthly.com/2017/11/27/the-odd-chabad-connection-between-putin-and-trump/

Let's begin here:
[Starting in 1999, [Vladimir] Putin enlisted two of his closest confidants, the oligarchs Lev Leviev and Roman Abramovich, who would go on to become Chabad's biggest patrons worldwide, to create the Federation of Jewish Communities of Russia under the leadership of Chabad rabbi Berel Lazar, who would come to be known as "Putin's rabbi."

[There's a good chance that if you know of Roman Abramovich, you know him as the owner of the Chelsea Football Club of the English Premier League. You may not know that he was a victor (along with Paul Manafort's patron Oleg Deripaska) in the bloody aluminum wars of the 1990s, or that he was reportedly the person who convinced Boris Yeltsin that Putin would be a proper successor. You probably are not aware that Ivanka Trump is very close friends with Abramovich's wife, Dasha Zhukova, with whom she recently attended the U.S. Open tennis tournament in Queens. Zhukova reportedly attended the inauguration as Ivanka's personal guest.]

It takes a little more doing to understand the Trump family's connections to Lev Leviev.
To begin with, we need to go back to Bayrock, the company that Donald Trump teamed up with to build his Trump Soho project. There were three main actors in that enterprise. One was convicted mob associate and murky FBI informant Felix Sater. Another was Tevfik Arif, a shady man with likely Russian intelligence connections who was once was arrested by the Turks on Mustafa Kamal Ataturk's yacht and "charged with running an international underage prostitution ring." The third was the late Tamir Sapir, another man with ties to Russian intelligence. If you're interested in this aspect of the story, I refer you to my Trump's Soho Project, the Mob, and Russian Intelligence article and also Mike Lofgren's piece: Mobbed Up, both written in late February.

Interestingly, all these men have connections to the CHABAD MOVEMENT. Felix Sater was honored as Man of the Year in 2014 by the Port Washington Chabad house. The same Chabad house's website lists Tevfik Arif, who is not Jewish, "among its top 13 benefactors."

Photo of Addelson and Levi Shemtov, Chabad

utu , May 21, 2018 at 4:23 pm GMT
@AaronB

grounded in the transcendental

You seem to be grounded alright and nowhere near transcendental. Your BS is getting tiresome.

Sam Shama , May 21, 2018 at 4:23 pm GMT
@AaronB

As a Jew, you know well that of which I speak – you Jews already "know" the truth, and use logic merely instrumentally – to argue for what you already know, and realize your vision on earth.

No; I do not know of that which you speak. Making grand, mystical sounds, and proclaiming "Jews do this" or "Jews-do-that", does not a sound argument make.

You are right about logic, though. It is an instrument to be used liberally to suit one's object. And it does require a vision, which is the object.

Philosophy is delightful for those times when leisure is in your hands aplenty. Perhaps when the world mends; in the meantime, there is work to be done

You say: "Popular culture merely hasn't caught up, and slumbers in stupid dogmatism. But it will. " Sounds very much like a dogma you've swallowed hook line and sinker, especially that last little gem.

anonomy , May 21, 2018 at 4:51 pm GMT
@anonymous

The Other administration before this one, bombed the whole Middle East and parts of Africa., and has our troops spread thin on some other continent creating Democracy and fighting for the rights of Muslim women. Now let's see, the Clinton administration brought down the whites in Serbia for the Muslims to have their own land and bombed Afghanistan after the USS Cole Bombing but the terrorist bases were Empty. The Iraq Liberation act was also signed during the Clinton Admin, and the Mrs wrote how her husband was going to do something about Afghanistan. Then instead of Liberating Iraq the military was sent to liberate the women of Afghanistan even Code Pink was happy and the women of Afghanistan love their US Marine Protection. Oh but when to Iraq, poor Bush, then on to the other administration, Syria, Libya, Tunisia, Yemen and parts of Africa. All LEFTY marxist nation builders.

SolontoCroesus , May 21, 2018 at 4:54 pm GMT
@Biff

Biff, Hitler understood that if/that zionists established their plantation in Palestine, that cycle would change inexorably.

Zionists/Jews now have an enclave out of which they cannot be kicked -- something more like a gangster hideaway.

Zionism's leaders have set up and run Israel on a basis nearly completely divorced from the processes "civilized societies" at least give lip service to.

The world must contend with the existence of the physical establishment, Israel.

Other states may, if they can summon the cojones, pressure Israel to behave in a more civilized manner -- declare and remain inside borders; subscribe to international treaties that monitor extremely dangerous weapons, etc. This is a hard sell but possible if a combine of nations exert their will, and recognize their self-interest.

What should be a less difficult task is for states that are NOT Israel to insist on their sovereignty and complete independence from Israel. Politicians don't do things unless they are forced. It looks like the people are going to have to rise up and pressure US political leaders to divorce from an abusive 'relationship,' "for the sake of the children."
Failing that, the only other alternative history has offered is for the "Cossacks to ride again" and expel all Jews from nations where some Jews are oppressing all non-Jews, as Poland did in the 1930s.

AaronB , May 21, 2018 at 4:54 pm GMT
@Sam Shama

Indeed it is a dogma – and as such not open to debate.

AaronB , May 21, 2018 at 4:55 pm GMT
@utu

On the contrary. If you learned to appreciate what you call bs, your world weariness and poor spirits might lift.

anonymous [204] Disclaimer , May 21, 2018 at 5:04 pm GMT
[The strongest voice against Israeli brutality was that of President Erdogan of Turkey. He sent Israeli ambassador home, called back his own ambassador, and organised a meeting of Muslim states' leaders to deal with Israel.]

You have NO clue about the Zionist servant, Erdogan, that why he is doing this show.
He is an IMPOSTER and conducting THIS SHOW to capture hearts and minds of Arab against the current Iranian government where is supporting Palestinians right continually OVER 70 YEARS.
Turkey is the first Muslim country to recognize an illegitimate entity since 1948 NON STOP . Turkey never called its ambassador home, even when Israel was killing Palestinians or even Turkish citizens.
Apparently the Zionist mafia man, Putin, is having an affair with Erdogan to force Assad and Iran to accept Zionist plan in the name of 'peace' so Putin can implement ODED YINON to erect 'kurdistan'. This plan never take place and Putin must get lost now.

https://www.lightonconspiracies.com/trumps-russia-ties-really-jewish-ties/

Erdogan and his family have been in direct business with Israel for all these years.
Erdogan and corrupt Barzani family were shipping OIL STOLEN from Iraq to Israel passing through Turkey and cashing in millions of dollars buying mansions abroad.
The Arabs and people in the region are not going to be fooled by Zionist servants such as Erdogan and Putin. Putin never attack Israel for his crimes against humanity when they were killing Palestinian babies, because both are enemies of Muslims.

bjondo , May 21, 2018 at 5:06 pm GMT
@Rational

The State of Hate for the Haters.

Where ever they are they can be called "Haters".

In occupied Palestine the hate is so concentrated the Haters will implode into oblivion.

AaronB , May 21, 2018 at 5:10 pm GMT
@Sam Shama

Philosophy is delightful for those times when leisure is in your hands aplenty. Perhaps when the world mends; in the meantime, there is work to be done

And indeed well said. Philosophy is idle – we must have our dogmas and work aggressively to realize them on earth. That is a lesson you Jews can help us relearn.

Philosophy's only purpose is to destroy philosophy, in the manner of Nagarjuna.

You are right about logic, though. It is an instrument to be used liberally to suit one's object. And it does require a vision, which is the object

Well said again. A vision is required – then you work to realize it. Logic cannot get you a vision, it can only destroy it – thus, it is merely an instrument, and not to be taken too seriously.

bjondo , May 21, 2018 at 5:19 pm GMT
@CuriousInSeattle

I will modify a bit Israel Shamir's ,"Gaza is a prison camp " to "Gaza is a concentration-extermination-weapons-testing prison."

m___ , May 21, 2018 at 5:21 pm GMT
@Jake

There is an incredible abundance of information, a veritable flood that washes off everything

Hiding by layers of sand. Things could be simple though. Cheap drones and cameras are the on the spot journalists tools to be, all parties as such should be unhindered to document their point of the clash, giving real time overview and as such making opinionating meaningful. Comments on unreferenced(no drones, no audio, no images, no video) events are absurd.

The revision of the Convention of Geneva should give unarmed surveillance drones ambulance status. War, conflict, will then become as soccer, arena sports. The circus, the gamejjk, can then be weighted by any human with a brain as to what it has become: policing of the masses, and creating waste-land areas of toxicity. The truth, the composite of the data could then be readily consumed at convenient times, on the couch, in one's underwear. Politicians and op-eds would go the way of the horse.

Observing complete dialogues of back-room sessions in the caves of the UN, Washington, the Trump Tower, the Kremlin and on should not be off limits. Since privacy is then the right of the privileged only, and does not go both ways.

The single suggestion above, affordable, even cheap, and there are many others that modern consumer electronics allow, would approach first hand democracy worthy of the name. Since conflicts reverberate globally, they are no longer local but to the to be homeless being coincidentally present. It can be said that any deplorable anywhere on the globe has an interest. Make it a voting interest by allowing transparency?

The biggest expense of the welfare budget: financing a hideous administration, public sector, elected politicians, corporate middle managers-pushers that drive the exploits of the commoner could then be privatized. They, not the poor are the largest chunk of wastful expenditure of the common good.

Global politics as played out today, should become as comprehensible as the scenes of a camera showing a customer giving head to the cab driver so as to pay the fare. As the Holocaust, what cannot be readily observed, established, accounted for should not be considered as real.

As Nero burns the suburbs of Rome, we want to sit on the first row.

Mulegino1 , May 21, 2018 at 5:22 pm GMT

The Nazis' systematic attempts to eradicate Jews from Europe is unassailable fact.

What do you mean by eradicate? If you mean uproot or remove, you would be correct. The total/final solution was for the Jews to leave Germany, the German sphere of influence ,and eventually, Europe.

On the other hand, there never was any plan conceived of or executed to murder all of the Jews of Europe. The fake "Holocaust" narrative is not about the Jews leaving Europe or being forced out, since such an occurrence is common throughout their history, i.e., when their numbers and influence reach critical mass in any society, their continued presence there becomes an intolerable burden for their hosts, so they are forced to leave. The age old solution of expulsion was simply envisioned on a larger geographical scale. If past performance is indeed indicative of future results, it should be noted that the expulsions worked quite well for the host countries. Jewry is little prone to self-examination in a collective sense. If an individual is thrown out of one hotel for creating a disturbance, this may well have been the result of a misunderstanding. If the same individual has been thrown out of hundreds of hotels for the same reason, then it is almost certainly the fault of the guest and not the hotel industry.

The nucleus of the fake "Holocaust" is the murder of some 4 million Jews said to have occurred at six so called "extermination camps" – Auschwitz-Birkenau, Treblinka II, Belzec, Sobibor, Chelmno and Majdanek (Lublin). The murders were said to have been carried out in "gas chambers" which used either a commercially available pesticide- Zyklon (Auschwitz-Birkenau and Majdanek), so called "gas vans" (Chelmno) or non-lethal diesel exhaust (Treblinka II). We can discount the tales of electrified floors at Belzec, delayed reaction poison gas, execution by tree felling, etc. The gas chamber legend has been falsified. There were no homicidal gas chambers in any of the German camps. The methods claimed to have been employed are technical absurdities, and the numbers of victims logistical impossibilities. A realistic assessment of Jews who died at Birkenau (of all causes, including typhus) would be in the lower tens of thousands, not 1.2 million as is now claimed (down from the original claim of 4 million). The alleged 800,000 killed at Treblinka II appears to be a complete free invention. There is simply nothing there- no traces of mass graves, massive amounts of human remains, wood ash, etc. Nothing.

The Germans and eventually most Europeans will be paying the price for this non-crime in shekels, but the Palestinians are paying the price with blood and the theft of their homes, farms and orchards.

anon [107] Disclaimer , May 21, 2018 at 5:22 pm GMT
@anonymous

If you're interested in this aspect of the story, I refer you to my Trump's Soho Project, the Mob, and Russian Intelligence article and also Mike Lofgren's piece: Mobbed Up, both written in late February.

link?

utu , May 21, 2018 at 5:27 pm GMT
@anonymous

The Chabad issue has been raised under previous articles of Israel Shamir but he seemed to dismiss it saying that Chabad was not as strong or influential and so on. Personally I liked this 'deep background' conspiracy theory with Chabad playing the first fiddle:

Trump -- –Chabad -- –Netanyahu -- –Chabad -- -- Putin

Certainly there are many connections. There is money and there are curious and hard to explain Trump's advantages that he displayed in 2015 and 2016 that only could be explained by Trump's access to the first rate intelligence sources. He must have received them from Netanyahu rather than as some believed from some enigmatic American Patriots in Pentagon whose existence was stipulated by wishful thinking of patriotic Trump supporters. Furthermore, Trump himself could not come up with a multilayer stratagem. There were some serious analysts and planners who created it. Most likely Trump did not know what was a sham and what was for real. Though his handlers did. Most likely he believed in his pro-American platform, however his handlers knew they would be able to derail this part with the help of media and Democrats to strip his platform from anything pro-American and leave only the bare bones Zionist part which most Americans who voted for Trump barely even noticed that this Zionist part existed. But here we are: Oligarchy got the tax cut, Jerusalem is recognized as Israel's capital and Iran deal is reneged and sanctions on Iran will be imposed.

We know much less what Putin really expected from his intervention in Syria. If he did not intervene Syria would fall in 2015/16 and chaos would reign as envisioned by the Yinon Plan. Various factions of Rebels and ISIS would be slaughtering each other which would be to the delight of Israel. So why Israel let Russia move in to prevent it form happening and prolonging the agony of Assad regime? The only thing that comes to my mind is that Israel feared that Turkey would take too big advantage of the situation and Russia's move was to keep Turkey from feasting too much on the carcass of Syria and moving its border too close to Israel. After all Turkey is a semi-secular Muslim nation which by definition of Yinon Plan are the biggest threat to Israel in the ME.

tac , May 21, 2018 at 5:40 pm GMT
@Renoman

And isn't it ironic that they (the Israeli cabal and their sycophants) project onto others (especially the Palestinians) their utter lack of humanity and visceral hatred without an ounce of introspection? The outright lies and the unashamed amounts they produce in their whimsical fantasy that they live in–which is so counter to reality–one can only wonder how such peoples can live in a web-of-lies and are reticent to speak out, with the exception of a few, yet somehow follow such grotesque distortions of reality with unquestioning sympathies.

Stories such as this one will never garner any serious attention is the mainstream press–no wonder anyone with any semblance of critical thought should rightly never tune-in to their propaganda support BDS movement:

Mulegino1 , May 21, 2018 at 5:43 pm GMT
@SolontoCroesus

Indeed, Hitler understood this all too well.

The German Reich and certain Zionist organizations did collaborate on certain projects, such as emigration to Palestine- since they both had the same goal- to have the Jews leave Germany. However, Hitler knew- and explicitly stated- that a Jewish state in Palestine was a bad idea, and would lead to nothing more than the foundation of a criminal state serving as a redoubt and headquarters for Jewry's belligerency and criminality and a haven for fugitives from justice. In addition, it is now the headquarters of the greatest shakedown and fraud in modern history, namely the guilt shaming and extortion of Christian Europeans via the fake narrative of the 6 million.

No wonder they hated Hitler. Telling the truth garners the hatred of those who hate the truth.

Sam Shama , May 21, 2018 at 5:54 pm GMT
@SolontoCroesus

other alternative history has offered is for the "Cossacks to ride again" and expel all Jews from nations ..

Plainly obvious that your descent to a full-fledged would-be killer of innocent Jews is complete. When we first exchanged pleasantries back in 2015, you were merely struggling with the bottle, showing only nascent signs of the seething hate on full display now, with the passage of three years.

Quite sure I can outride your inner Cossack, though.

Mulegino1 , May 21, 2018 at 6:00 pm GMT
@utu

Then, when the Jews can exhibit as their work such jewels and golden vessels as the European nations of a briefer and less profound experience could not and cannot produce, when Israel will have transformed its eternal vengeance into an eternal blessing for Europe: then there will again arrive that seventh day on which the ancient Jewish God may rejoice in himself, his creation and his chosen people and let us all, all of us, rejoice with him!

Except there are very few "jewels and golden vessels" produced by the Jews in a cultural or artistic sense, and even these are of secondary importance. The entirety of their scientific achievements have only been possible when standing on the shoulders of the great gentile scientists who preceded them. Einstein was good at publicity hounding but is strongly suspected of plagiarizing his European contemporaries. In any case, his Serbian wife was responsible for doing the math- literally; since Serbs do not, unlike a certain other ethnic group, control the media or the Nobel selection process, she was out of luck.

The elevation of the Jews as a "nation of creative geniuses" is dependent upon the degradation of intellect, tastes, manners and mores in their host societies. The more the people become absorbed with things like entertainment, spectacle, and triviality- things at which the Jews excel- the Jews gain the upper hand in the dictation of value.

Sam Shama , May 21, 2018 at 6:08 pm GMT
@Mulegino1

The truth is this: Hitler was a mentally unstable man with a peculiar moustache more suited to a comic than the strongman he wanted to be seen as. He got what he deserved in the end [taking on the Allies, an adversary with vastly superior capabilities]: a self-inflicted bullet in the head.

Art , May 21, 2018 at 6:19 pm GMT

In short, the Jews overcame their problems by mid-May 2018, and emerged as a leading polity on the planet Earth, in perfect rapport with both superpowers and in control over mind of billions. The massacre of Gaza furnished the proof they can kill with impunity.

Can we disagree? Putin remains in power over "war no war" in the ME. By not putting in s-300s into Syria, he avoided war. His defensive weapons own Israel's future. He is the player – Israel went hat in hand to Russia.

Trump's embassy move and the killing in Gaza looks bad for Israel. In world opinion, Gaza won the righteousness battle hands down. The US has lost its stature as an honest broker in the ME. This is a major lose for the Israeli Jews – the unfairness of the last 70 years, is glaring. Alas, another lie about the sick situation is 100% exposed.

The sanctions on Iran are dividing US/Israel from the rest of the world. If Russia, China, and Europe balk, then the mighty Jew central banking system will take a big hit.

Things are looking up for the good guys.

Think Peace -- Art

Realist , May 21, 2018 at 6:22 pm GMT
@Wally

t's called force, coercion, jail sentences.

How did 2.2% of the US population get control of US White gentiles?

Shoving the fake '6M Jews' down everyone's throat has done the job as well. Power and cash are the man reason the scam was created in the first place. And Jews have been trying that lie since at least 1823.

So White gentiles are stupid?

hyperbola , May 21, 2018 at 6:27 pm GMT
@Momus

Lets remember that Israel was NOT established by the UN and that christians have suffered from jewish tribal racist-supremacism even more than moslems in Palestine. That it is time to end the "jewish state" is increasingly widely understood.

The Great March of Return and Israel's Attack on Gaza: Canadian Opposition
Open letter from Canadian organizations on Gaza massacre

https://www.globalresearch.ca/the-great-march-of-return-and-israels-attack-on-gaza-canadian-opposition/5641281

. IJV Canada statement on the 70th Anniversary of the Nakba

Seventy years have passed since the state of Israel was established in Palestine. As a direct result, hundreds of Palestinian villages were destroyed, thousands were killed and and hundreds of thousands were rendered homeless. For Zionists, 15 May 1948, marks the culmination of ambitions to create a Jewish-majority state; for Palestinians, it marks what came to be known as al-Nakba: the Catastrophe.

Independent Jewish Voices Canada (IJV) is a grassroots organization grounded in Jewish tradition that opposes all forms of racism and advocates for justice and peace for all in Israel-Palestine. Today, IJV stands in solidarity with Palestinians marking and mourning 70 years since the 1948 Nakba.

Palestinians say, "the Nakba continues!" and it is the shameful truth. The Israeli government systematically imprisons Palestinian children, it continues to colonize Palestinian land for Jewish-only settlement in collaboration with the Jewish National Fund, and of course denies Palestinian refugees their right to return.

The ongoing Nakba has perhaps been hardest on Palestinians in Gaza, who live in what is known as the world's largest open-air prison, largely cut off from the outside world and subject to repeated aerial bombing campaigns. We dedicate a special message of solidarity to them, currently mourning the death yesterday and today of more than 60 people and the wounding of over 2000 others by Israeli snipers. The bravery they exhibit in facing the Israeli army speaks to the desperation of their situation, but also of the undying Palestinian will for justice and return to the land they call home.

Let this latest string of massacres be a wake up call to the world. We call on Canadians, and fellow Jewish Canadians in particular, to join us not only in acknowledging and mourning the Nakba, but in doing all that we can to put an end to it

Realist , May 21, 2018 at 6:31 pm GMT
@Jim Christian

Because Carl and Rob Reiner and Norman Lear said so. Remember them?

Yes, I remember them. But only idiots would march into oblivion because someone told them to.

hyperbola , May 21, 2018 at 6:31 pm GMT
@Anon

It should be a joint project of most of humanity. Murderous tribal racist-supremacists have no place in the modern world.

Why Israel Has No "Right To Exist" As A Jewish State

https://www.countercurrents.org/bendo211107.htm

hyperbola , May 21, 2018 at 6:33 pm GMT
@Momus

Who is Moses? That silly story was exposed as nothing more than tribal propaganda ages ago. By now we not only know that there is no evidence of his existence in Egypt and the pyramids were built over 1000 before the fake story.

anonymous [204] Disclaimer , May 21, 2018 at 6:50 pm GMT
@anon

Here you are:

https://washingtonmonthly.com/2018/04/17/michael-cohen-gets-a-special-visit/

[It takes a little more doing to understand the Trump family's connections to Lev Leviev. To begin with, we need to go back to Bayrock, the company that Donald Trump teamed up with to build his Trump Soho project. There were three main actors in that enterprise. One was convicted mob associate and murky FBI informant Felix Sater. Another was Tevfik Arif, a shady man with likely Russian intelligence connections who was once was arrested by the Turks on Mustafa Kamal Ataturk's yacht and "charged with running an international underage prostitution ring." The third was the late Tamir Sapir, another man with ties to Russian intelligence. If you're interested in this aspect of the story, I refer you to my Trump's Soho Project, the Mob, and Russian Intelligence article and also Mike Lofgren's piece: Mobbed Up, both written in late February.]

https://washingtonmonthly.com/2017/02/20/trumps-soho-project-the-mob-and-russian-intelligence/

Echoes of History , May 21, 2018 at 7:13 pm GMT
@hyperbola

Purporting that certain kinds of humans "have no place in the modern world" is a position that can be held only by a "murderous tribal racist-supremacist."

Isn't it ironic, don't you think?

c matt , May 21, 2018 at 7:25 pm GMT
@Momus

Fear – sure, such a small rather insignificant polity basically has the world by the gonads coupled with a suicidal desire for power over all others. Well played.

Respect and admiration, not so much.

renfro , May 21, 2018 at 7:39 pm GMT
@Bliss

You must not have been paying attention to what Trump was saying during the campaign. When was the last time a President kept so many of his promises so fast?

He kept his promises to his Jewish Israeli casino donor, Sheldson Adelson , not to his voters.

Mulegino1 , May 21, 2018 at 7:44 pm GMT
@Sam Shama

Most of what we are told or taught in school about Hitler is rubbish. The main reason he is demonized is that international Jewry needs a lightning rod to deflect from its own criminality. Hitler was an effective leader and visionary statesman who was far ahead of his time. His "crime" is that Germany lost the war, and the victors always write the history books.

One wonders at what point the people of Europe will wake up to the truth about Hitler and the Second World War and start asking themselves a few simple questions: "Are we better off or worse off than in 1939? Is it possible that Hitler was right, and that we the people really lost the war? Did those who fought against Hitler do so so that Europe could be flooded with third world refugees, its spirituality bankrupted, its culture perverted and its identity lost?"

renfro , May 21, 2018 at 7:51 pm GMT
@Wally

"Why in hell did the White gentiles allow the Jews to get so powerful?"

Because most Americans didn't know what they were doing.

As the Jewish lobby says about itself .." "A lobby is like a night flower: it thrives in the dark and dies in the sun."

https://www.jta.org/2009/03/17/news-opinion/politics/freeman-affair-sheds-sunshine-on-night-flower-steve-rosen

Of course the Jew dominated media still hides it from Americans ..but its gotten some sunlight in the past several years .thanks to the internet.

renfro , May 21, 2018 at 7:56 pm GMT
@CuriousInSeattle

If a bunch of people try to destroy a border fence, what do you think would be an appropriate response?

First of all Israel doesn't have legal borders,

Second, the appropriate response to Israelis by Palestines would be to kill them for stealing their land and ghettorizing them.

That's what I would do if it were my land and family.

Mulegino1 , May 21, 2018 at 8:05 pm GMT
@Realist

The problem is not so much gentile stupidity but gentile naivete and the propensity to fall for the "Big Lie" strategy which, as a long effective artifice, international Jewry knows how to employ with unparalleled expertise.

A majority – albeit a declining one- is simply not ready to wrap their minds around the possibility that pretty much everything they have been taught at home and school, preached to about, propagandized with by Hollywood and the kosher entertainment and media complex with respect to the Second World War, the Third Reich and the subsequent Cold War is a farrago of falsehood and cynical distortion of the truth.

The argumentum ad Holocaustiam is Jewry's final ploy for deflecting the criminality of its international leadership and elites. Thanks to the liberation of information due to the rise of the internet, people are wising up very quickly to this nonsense. The ideological foundation of the Anglo-Zionist empire- the myth of the "Good War" and the "Holocaust" is crumbling quickly.

renfro , May 21, 2018 at 8:07 pm GMT
@Vojkan

If anyone thinks Putin trust anyone I have some timeshare in Syria to sell them.

Putin is the epitome of a Russian Nationalist. And he has decided that 'statesman like diplomacy' in the international circle is the way to garner international influence for the benefit of Russia.

Study his history.

Israel Shamir , May 21, 2018 at 8:11 pm GMT
@Momus

Here you are mistaken: Netanyahu has interest in a disintegrated, failed state Syria on Israel's doorstep. This is exactly what he wants. This is what he tried to achieve, even by alliance with Jihadees.
Russians can't stay in Syria without Iranian support.

m___ , May 21, 2018 at 8:18 pm GMT
@Realist

So White gentiles are stupid?

White gentiles, the ones that count are as Jewish, Judaic, call it whatever you like in affiliation and method as is the case with Israel. This is evident also in anything twentieth century, from banking to war. Why?

Because the philosophy of power does not allow for anything else. Power m-u-s-t be ruthless, unforgiving, gratuitous, elitist, bargaining, experimenting. The blueprint of any day is "us, there is but the other to serve us, or be erased at will, there is no tomorrow". Can you blame the proper Western elites to rally within the Jewish knot, the only international network in existence that does something else then cower down?

The pack of the gentiles with sufficient comprehension, are atomic, physically cowardly, do not "kill" their own betrayers, thus pollute their own environment, do not act as worthy of dominance, elitist privilege is strange to them, thus they define themselves as victims, the fray.

Most probably, the largest factor to be blamed is the Roman Catholic church, the Jesus thing, a universalistic philosophy, based on victim-ship and tolerance of it. Now do not mention the Crusades, or Hitler, they were rather taken as a lesson how not to be humiliated once over, again.

In simple terms, Palestinians are the other(in the eye of the elites), "us" means as to anyone not explicitly included(Palestinians, as much as white gentiles, Africans of all sorts, the easy one: Arabs, Muslims(the art of selling out revisited) and on). No love waisted, the angle of importance is that the benign theatre of experiment is what will happen to these cocooning non-stupid gentiles. That is the real importance of Gaza. Learn, which side of the border do you want to make your stance.

The infighting of the elites has gentlemanly rules(they kiss and flower each other from Putin to Trump over Merkel and Netanyahu, they quarrel far distant from their lair), as to their unanimous consent, that one is clear: no rules, gloves of to all others, including all and white gentiles.

Israel Shamir , May 21, 2018 at 8:23 pm GMT
@utu

excellent! If you'd overcome your aversion to socialism, you still can become a fully human person!))

Wally , May 21, 2018 at 8:24 pm GMT
@Realist

Please pay attention.

The Jew crap is forced upon them, mandated by law.

And Jews are much more than 2.2% of the population. Many refuse to be counted / are instructed not to be counted, others do not select 'Jewish' in the religion part of censuses, but consider themselves to be Jews.

Wow, you're filled with strawmen. LOL

http://www.codoh.com

anonymous [204] Disclaimer , May 21, 2018 at 8:39 pm GMT
Trump's Russia ties are really Jewish ties

Israel A MAFIA STATE:

Some 25% of the revenue of Israel's lauded high-tech sector comes from shady or fraudulent industries; three-quarters of MKs are said to be in thrall to special interest groups

https://www.timesofisrael.com/is-israel-becoming-a-mafia-state/

[The woman was referring to the massive growth of organized crime in Israel over the past ten years, as well as the fact that Israel has become one of the world's leading exporters of investment scams, stealing an estimated $5 billion to $10 billion per year from victims worldwide.]

https://www.lightonconspiracies.com/trumps-russia-ties-really-jewish-ties/

When in the US are talking about 'Russian Mafia', it means really JEWISH MAFIA

Wally , May 21, 2018 at 8:41 pm GMT
@Mulegino1

Indeed, Germany lost and half of Europe became communist.
Yet the 'Allies' claim victory.

http://www.codoh.com

anonymous [739] Disclaimer , May 21, 2018 at 8:42 pm GMT
Yes, sadly true.

I also note some once intelligent, honest, fair and balanced magazines and blogs have gone under to the Zionists/Neo Conservatives/Neo Liberals.

The Atlantic Magazine – now run by a Goldberg that served as a prison guard for the IDF in the last Intafada. He bonded with the Palestinian rebels and worked to get them visas and contacts in the US academia, or just move to the West to replace evil White racist Trump voters.

David Frum – "The Axis of Evil" worst ever speech writer now works for The Atlantic Magazine.

And today, we learn that one of the few remaining Old Right resisters to the Neo Conservative/Zionist/New World Order has been taken over by the J tribe:

http://www.theamericanconservative.com/articles/benjamin-schwarz-named-new-editor-of-the-american-conservative/

Maybe the prophesies are true that the Jewish Messiah will appear once the Jews have regained all of Jerusalem – maybe it's the Beast or the Anti Christ or the Devil.

One of my least favorite groups are the "Left Behind" "Rapture" crowd – who insists that all the Good American Christians will get Raptured and only bad people will be Left Behind, in the meantime the only things we should do is to:

Support Jewish Israel and all things Jewish
Send in $ money to the Religious Right Christian Zionists
Vote for RINOs and watch the Negro Felon League NFL

Any questions?

Olorin , May 21, 2018 at 8:46 pm GMT
The guy holding the flag in the graphic looks like Jackie Chan.
renfro , May 21, 2018 at 9:13 pm GMT
@AaronB

As a Jew, you know well that of which I speak – you Jews already "know" the truth, and use logic merely instrumentally – to argue for what you already know, and realize your vision on earth.

Jews have no 'knowledge' ..they have mythical history and delusions of grandeur. There is no logic in their arguments or their visions ..all their offense and defense always falls back on the mythical chosen and the Jewish victimhood.

So I have to assume you are advocating that gentiles/anglos/ etc also adopt mythical self promotion and the ethnic manifest destiny of white Europeans as a way to counter the Jews.

That might, as the Jews illustrate, work on some but in the end reality is fluid and catches up with delusions.

Power is also fluid .it crest and recedes .which is what is going on in the world right now ..the final holder of power at any given time is the decider at that time .until the next holder of the power creates a new reality.

m___ , May 21, 2018 at 9:15 pm GMT
@AaronB

I agree, option 3 is the correct one. and on

Calisthenics at work. Defining universal: everything to be shared by all "ethically" reverberating again on all. Or is it including future generations(capitalism and theoretical economics, communism, the Chinese flavour of rule, the Russian one all at fault).

The easy answer. There is no such choice as to rally to the Jewish pool. Invitation only. Jewish universality is "everything for us". That leaves no room. Or the Jews or the non-Jew. When the Jew is neutered, then, only then, universalism can be tried as defined "everything to be shared by all (left to be)" and better.

Whether that mentality will get the upper hand from the Jewish dominance. Keep dreaming. The biggest problems of white gentiles: their elites sold out, and the even bigger elephant: the history load and philosophy of Roman Catholicism. Being present for a thousand years, this must have become a genetic trait of "submission disorder".

Realist , May 21, 2018 at 9:16 pm GMT
@Wally

The Jew crap is forced upon them, mandated by law.

You pay attention.

Who elects the people who makes the laws? Hint:White gentiles.

And Jews are much more than 2.2% of the population.

Citation.

Many refuse to be counted / are instructed not to be counted, others do not select 'Jewish' in the religion part of censuses, but consider themselves to be Jews.

'Jewish' can be religion, race/ethnicity or both.

Wow, you're filled with strawmen. LOL

You're filled with something but it's not straw men.

Realist , May 21, 2018 at 9:23 pm GMT
@m___

Those who do not rise up against their oppressors are stupid.

Realist , May 21, 2018 at 9:26 pm GMT
@Mulegino1

The problem is not so much gentile stupidity but gentile naivete and the propensity to fall for the "Big Lie" strategy which, as a long effective artifice, international Jewry knows how to employ with unparalleled expertise.

Naivete becomes stupidity very quickly.

Druid , May 21, 2018 at 9:31 pm GMT
@Mulegino1

Well said. The Holohoax is a disgusting phenomenon

Druid , May 21, 2018 at 9:34 pm GMT
@Sam Shama

Typical name-calling.

Druid , May 21, 2018 at 9:39 pm GMT
@hyperbola

The shitty little tribe probably originated in what is today Yemen/Saudi Arabia! Nothing to do with Egypt. Another theft on their part for significance

AaronB , May 21, 2018 at 9:55 pm GMT
Right, I mean simply Jews have a narrative about themselves, their place in the world, and their connection to God that they implicitly believe and do not question using logic.

All their energy then goes into translating this vision into reality. Europeans destroyed all their narratives. Jews direct all their energy toward realizing a vision – Europeans towards discovering a vision.

Which group operates from a position of stremgth? The group that knows exactly what it wants and sets out to do it – or the group that is still trying to figure out what it wants?

I am suggesting Europeans develop a clear idea of what they want – based on a clear identity, based on a clear religious vision and what constitutes transcendental values. This cannot be accomplished through open-ended logical inquiry – but is fundamentally a non-rational task. Therefore logic has to be downgraded in European intellectual life.

That's basically what I'm saying. I'm hardly saying we should copy Jewish ethnocentrism or adopt their metaphysical beliefs. Ours should be quite different – but we must have metaphysical beliefs. And we dont, now. We live by the Enlightenment tradition of open ended inquiry. That is a weak way to live. Time to admit this kind of rational inquiry cannot yield us a vision worth living and fighting for.

Power is also fluid .it crest and recedes .which is what is going on in the world right now ..the final holder of power at any given time is the decider at that time .until the next holder of the power creates a new reality.

Absolutely, but the laws that govern this process are not random either.

renfro , May 21, 2018 at 9:56 pm GMT
@anonymous

Add this .

December 22, 2017 at 9:15 pm GMT • 900 Words

A primer on the Trump question. Follow the trail.

Trump -- > Kushner -- >NY Chabad Jews -- >Russian Oligrach members of the Chabad Jews -- ->Russian RE investors -- –>Deutsche Bank in Germany -- >Trump and Kusners loans from Deutsche bank -- ->Jewish Russian stockholders in Deutsche Bank -- –>Deutsche Bank launders money for Russians -- ->Jewish CEO of Deutsche moves to Bank of Cyprus -- –>Cyprus investment vehicle fined for laundering money through real estate -- –>Natalia Veselnitskaya, the Russian lawyer who met during the presidential campaign with Donald Trump Jr. was attorney for Cyprus firm.
Its a circular web .Trump is owned .without the Jew and Chabah connection to Jewish Oligachs at Kushner's Chabad and Deutsche Bank his RE deals would have been over. No US bank or investors were willing to loan him money after his bankrupacy .

Read it all at the links It will settle the question of whether Trump is some kind of genius or an idiot. He's an idiot who got himself totally dependent and in hock on this Jewish clique to keep his empire. He's gonna do whatever they tell him to do. And Jews have never been smart enough to know when to leave well enough alone so America, then the Donald, then the Jews will all be ruined unless.

Lets begin at the beginning:

Trump and the Chabad jews

https://www.politico.com/magazine/story/2017/04/the-happy-go-lucky-jewish-group-that-connects-trump-and-putin-215007

Chabad of Port Washington, a Jewish community center on Long Island's Manhasset Bay, sits in a squat brick edifice across from a Shell gas station and a strip mall. The center is an unexceptional building on an unexceptional street, save for one thing: Some of the shortest routes between Donald Trump and Vladimir Putin run straight through it
Putin enlisted two of his closest confidants, the oligarchs Lev Leviev and Roman Abramovich, who would go on to become Chabad's biggest patrons worldwide, to create the Federation of Jewish Communities of Russia.

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Lev Leviev is the one that helped Kushner buy the 666 5th ave property

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/12/22/business/kushner-deutsche-bank-subpoena.html

Federal prosecutors in Brooklyn have sought bank records about entities associated with the family company of Jared Kushner, President Trump's son-in-law and senior adviser, according to four people briefed on the matter.
In recent weeks, prosecutors from the United States attorney's office in the Eastern District of New York subpoenaed records from Deutsche Bank, the giant German financial institution that has lent hundreds of millions of dollars to the Kushner family real estate business.

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/12/22/business/kushner-deutsche-bank-subpoena.html

During the presidential campaign, Donald J. Trump pointed to his relationship with Deutsche Bank to counter reports that big banks were skeptical of doing business with him.
After a string of bankruptcies in his casino and hotel businesses in the 1990s, Mr. Trump became somewhat of an outsider on Wall Street, leaving the giant German bank among the few major financial institutions willing to lend him money
Generally, the bank is seen as central to understanding Mr. Trump's finances since it is the only major financial institution that continues to conduct sizable business with him. Deutsche Bank has also lent money to Jared Kushner, the president's son-in-law and senior adviser, and to his family real estate business
Although Deutsche Bank recently landed in legal trouble for laundering money for Russian entities -- paying more than $600 million in penalties to New York and British regulators -- there is no indication of a Russian connection to Mr. Trump's loans or accounts at Deutsche Bank, people briefed on the matter said. The bank, which declined to comment, scrutinizes its accounts for problematic ties as part of so-called "know your customer" banking rules and other requirements.
While Mr. Kushner has never disclosed the exact nature of his business with Ms. Vrablic, his financial disclosure shows a line of credit worth between $5 million and $25 million. And according to securities filings, Deutsche Bank provided a $285 million mortgage to Kushner Companies to help it refinance the loan it used to purchase several floors of retail space in the former New York Times building on 43rd Street in Manhattan.
Mr. Kushner's company bought the space from Africa Israel Investments, a company owned by Lev Leviev, which has a sizable real estate portfolio in Russia.
Natalia Veselnitskaya, the Russian lawyer who was among the people who met with Donald Trump Jr. during the presidential campaign.
Josef Ackermann, Deutsche Bank's former chief executive, now chairman of the Bank of Cyprus. .
And in May, federal prosecutors settled a case with a Cyprus investment vehicle owned by a Russian businessman with close family connections to the Kremlin.
The firm, Prevezon Holdings, was represented by Natalia Veselnitskaya, the Russian lawyer who was among the people who met during the presidential campaign with Donald Trump Jr. about Hillary Clinton.
Federal prosecutors in the United States claimed Prevezon, which admitted no wrongdoing, laundered the proceeds of an alleged Russian tax fraud through real estate. Prevezon and its partner relied in part on $90 million in financing from a big European financial institution, court records show.
It was Deutsche Bank"
*A large shareholder of that bank also was Dmitry Rybolovlev, the Russian oligarch who purchased Mr. Trump's estate in Florida for twice its appraised value.

AaronB , May 21, 2018 at 10:10 pm GMT
@renfro

My lengthy response was to you.

snag , May 21, 2018 at 10:15 pm GMT
Zio-paradise @ 70 ,

https://www.haaretz.com/israel-news/MAGAZINE-total-rubbish-why-is-israel-so-filthy-1.6006920

Linda Green , May 21, 2018 at 11:03 pm GMT
From my viewpoint there are two issues here that often get put together as one.

The Real Issue (FMVP) is Jewish domination of the American system of government both the tribalism and the kowtowing to the State of Israel and all that entails. This is actually the real issue, it is factual, and Jewish domination has made it something that must be whispered in the US and in many other western countries is now punishable by jail time for simply saying aloud publicly. For anyone who desires their government answer to their citizens rather than a tribe (mafia, religion, whatever), making laws that prohibit discussing the bolsheviks is not appetizing.

The secondary issue is the name calling (anti-semite) and public shaming of anyone desiring to discuss the real issue. This is the issue that leads to de-facto anti-semitism.

This has led to many, myself included, just fed up with Jews in general, and if I'm gonna be called anti-semite for disliking jewish domination of my government, the media, the newspapers, finance, etc, well fine, I am an anti-semite, F these Jews.

But it didn't have to be this way, the nature of Jewish behavior causes it to be this way, apparently they believe like GWB that you are either with them are against them, and if that is the only choice I'm agin' em.

Now, in order to start calling out politicians that serve the tribe first rather than their constituents, and this constitutes a plurality of elected officials in the US we need to develop a subtle terminology, similar to the (((jew))) that can be employed in front of polite company while making sure the offending elected prostitute understands they are being called out.

I suggest the statement "You have something on your chin" is appropriate for calling them out, the insinuation that they just removed Israel or a Jews cock from their mouth without cleaning up appropriately. This can be employed even in nations that are imprisoning their citizens for discussing Jewish influence openly. This could probably become quite common verbage to call out offending elected representatives particularly on Twitter, becoming a common part of the vernacular in literally no time. I don't do social media, but if anyone likes the idea, feel free to put it out there. It would be nice if even a reporter during a questioning of one of the offending parties, mentioned in passing, "Congressman, you have something on your chin".

myself , May 21, 2018 at 11:27 pm GMT
@Robert Magill

China is minding its own damn business which just happens to be . . . actual commercial business.

That much of the world chooses to play games of international intrigue and empire, instead of actual productive pursuits, is most definitely not on China.

renfro , May 21, 2018 at 11:55 pm GMT
@AaronB

I am suggesting Europeans develop a clear idea of what they want – based on a clear identity, based on a clear religious vision and what constitutes transcendental values. This cannot be accomplished through open-ended logical inquiry

Yes, however, Europeans, Gentiles, Anglos would have to be 'united' on one or several goals they all agree on.
Is it difficult to unite Saxons as we are 'individualist' .have too many individual goals.
The Jews are mostly united by their centuries old hatred of gentiles and their fear of us, so they sign onto whatever the tribal goals are for the most part.

We Anglos, Gentiles Europeans and etc. dont really fear the Jews , a large part of the public pays them no attention.
About the only thing that would get the majority of us to unite or agree on anything would be if we all faced a common threat.

My goal in discussion on Jewish-ness has been to educate on the threat that the Jewish/Israeli Fifth Column' infiltration into US government is to America and all Americans.

If that threat/fear ever takes hold then you will see a unified us vr them.

myself , May 22, 2018 at 12:01 am GMT
@CuriousInSeattle

If a bunch of people try to destroy a border fence, what do you think would be an appropriate response?

The recent caravan of South American migrants to the Rio Grande got me thinking about this very question.

Off the top of my head, I would say the answer is mass employment of the latest non-lethal technologies .

Tear gas, lot of it, plus those sound waves that induce peeing, crapping and vomiting, plus those microwaves that heat the skin, but do no long-term harm. Also throw in rubber bullets fired liberally.

smellyoilandgas , May 22, 2018 at 12:04 am GMT
@Renoman

saying "Not since WW2 has hatred and disdain for the Jews been higher. I would say Israel is closer to being wiped off the face of the Earth than ever before" is like saying the chance has been improved from .0000001% to .000001%; A ten percent improvement, improved nothing to near to nothing.

What must be understood is that a republic form of government makes democracy impossible.

The 5 votes allowed to each American who is a citizen of the USA every few years, enables that American to vote for a person (actually 5 such persons) seeking to be appointed(elected) to one of the 527 slave driver positions (P,VP, 2 Senator, 1 house); but that allowance in the form of a privilege granted by the USA to conforming citizens, does not allow or offer such citizens any participation in the affairs of their government.

In fact, as far as Slave-Americans are concerned, the constitution authorizes the most anti democratic form of government possible; ironically propaganda has persuaded them otherwise.

Banker backed, corporate powered Zionism is possible because the constitution does not authorize a democratic form of government.

renfro , May 22, 2018 at 12:07 am GMT
@AaronB

Absolutely, but the laws that govern this process are not random either.

Sometimes they aren't and sometimes they are ..I would say that 9 xs out of 10 there is a wild card in the deck of whatever power plays are set in motion that could go either way.

Afghanistan was always the place other countries went to die and still is.
And Iraq is still Iraq, not a western democracy.
Iran overthrew our overthrow.
Castro outlived the US and the exile militants.
I could go on.

redmudhooch , May 22, 2018 at 12:10 am GMT
Israel should enjoy it while it lasts. Not much longer.
The old generation that believes the lies is dying off. More people are waking up every day. Even the so called evangelicals and young Jews are turning their backs.
99% of the world is fed up with it. The DC establishment and Israels survival depend on deceit/lies.
Once people figure out they've been conned, and are still being lied to, their gig is up. That is happening now, and theres really nothing they can do about it, short of drastically changing their behavior, which isn't likely, given the fake economy and phony money scam is near collapse, hanging by a thread. The parasite banking system will collapse, when they lose control of the money they lose control of it all. No more usury.
When retribution comes and it will, life experience should teach anyone this, a couple of bullies can't go around poking 200 people in the chest for long before the 200 people get together and beat the two bullies to within an inch of their life, or take their life so these idiots clearly live in their own fake reality if they think this will go on much longer without the blowback coming to them.
This is really why I voted for Trump, I knew the idiot would be so extreme, so open about the issues that plague America and the world, that he would awaken the sleeping giant, make it impossible not to notice what has been hidden behind the curtain for so long, for everyone to see. He is doing everything I thought he would, and more. A great job indeed. Just look at the reaction to the recent false flag in Syria, things are changing.
Israel/Netanyahu showing their ass with the gameshow nuke presentation, and the Palestinian turkey shoot was a bonus, hard for anyone to ignore this evil and stupidity isn't it?How did Americans react as opposed to Iraq WMD lie back in 2003 or so? The murder of 3000 Americans on 9/11 will seal their fate in the end.
They're killing themselves, just sit back and relax, they're doing a fine job.
Truth will always overcome the lies.
renfro , May 22, 2018 at 12:14 am GMT
@Linda Green

No. Just say it straight out. For example :

"Senator, you appear to be representing the foreign country of Israel in ways that are harmful and costly to the US and America such as .."

And have two good examples of what they did for Israel that was injurious to the US -- -there are hundreds of them so you shouldn't have any trouble finding some.

AaronB , May 22, 2018 at 12:16 am GMT
@renfro

I agree – your individualism is your greatest weakness. But I think it's a temporary weakness brought on by the Enlightenment.

A sense of threat may unite you, if it becomes very palpable. There are signs this is happening.

We shall see. Either way, I don't see the current situation lasting very long. Everything changes, powers rise then fall.

AaronB , May 22, 2018 at 12:25 am GMT
@renfro

This is also true.

Even Jewish dominance today is caused by the accident of the Enlightenment making Europeans divided and weak, not because they have any special powers.

But spiritual factors – whether one is a materialist or has a metaphysical or religious faith – play a role in these power permutations.

Wally , May 22, 2018 at 12:38 am GMT
@Realist

Most Jews are not 'religious' so they do not say they are Jews in census questions about religion. They consider themselves Jews nonetheless. They want you to think they are so few & helpless victims when in fact they create massive resentment towards themselves by their owns actions.

According to Jewish law Jews are to avoid being counted.

" To actually count Jews directly is forbidden (Talmud, Yoma 22b), as the prophet says: "And the number of the children of Israel shall be as the sand of the sea, which shall neither be measured nor counted."

http://www.chabad.org/library/article_cdo/aid/896203/jewish/Laws-of-Counting-Jews.htm

' Why is it forbidden to count Jews? '

http://www.israelnationalnews.com/Articles/Article.aspx/18472

"This opening verse of our Biblical portion teaches that it is forbidden to take a number count of the Israelites, a census activity which Jewish organizations are constantly involved in doing. This prohibition is reinforced by the prophet Hosea (chapter 2), when he declares: "The number of the children of Israel shall be as the sands of the sea, which cannot be numbered and cannot be counted " And historically even King David learned the bitter lesson of the power of this command, when- against the will of his Chief Commander Joab – he ordered a census, and the Israelites suffered a plague (II Samuel, 24). "

and:

"We reached the [Balfour] Declaration not by miracles, but through persistent propaganda , through unceasing demonstration of the life force of our people. We told the responsible authorities: We will establish ourselves in Palestine whether you like it or not. You can hasten our arrival or you can equally retard it. It is however better for you to help us so as to avoid our constructive powers being turned into a destructive power which will overthrow the world."
- World Zionist leader [1st President of Israël] Chaim Weizmann, speech in Jerusalem, December 1919.

http://www.codoh.com

Wally , May 22, 2018 at 12:44 am GMT
@Realist

said:
"You're filled with something but it's not straw men."

Then refute this, another beat down of your dumb 'holocaust'

'Another take down of alleged Babi Yar 'shooting of 33,771 Jews'

https://forum.codoh.com/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=11768

While you're at it, please tell us how the magic 'gas chambers' worked.

And then actually show us the alleged huge mass graves and their alleged contents, like the alleged 900,000 Jew remains at Treblinka.

http://www.codoh.com

renfro , May 22, 2018 at 1:02 am GMT
Todays trivia question

Do you know where the money goes that is collected from the public when they buy kosher certified products? I think its about half a penny per product but almost all products in the US, even plastic bags have the kosher label

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

The Union of Orthodox Jewish Congregations of America (UOJCA), more popularly known[Notes 1] as the Orthodox Union (OU), is one of the oldest Orthodox Jewish organizations in the United States.

It is best known for its kosher certification service. Its circled-U symbol, Ⓤ, a hechsher mark, is found on the labels of many kosher commercial and consumer food products.

The OU supports a network of synagogues, youth programs, Jewish and Religious Zionist advocacy, programs for the disabled, localized religious study programs, and some international units with locations in Israel and formerly in Ukraine.

The Jewish organization is estimated to bring in over $20 million annually, much, if not most, of which is generated by selling the "right" to put their kosher label which is a U (it can be either standing alone or inside of a circle) to not only food companies but also to manufacturers of products ranging from tin foil to soap and shampoo to plastic sandwich bags. The companies pay the rabbis for the use of their kosher symbol and then pass that overhead cost on to their customers.

CanSpeccy , Website May 22, 2018 at 2:18 am GMT
@Realist

How did 2.2% of the US population get control of US White gentiles?

The same way small elites control all nations: they control the channels of communication, they control the education system, they control the police, the security services, and the military. When you have effective control over what people think, and the means to oppress, imprison or assassinate any who evade such control, the 2.2% managing the 97.8% is a simple matter.

L.K , May 22, 2018 at 2:33 am GMT
@utu

Troll utu: "It was Netanyahu who gave Putin the green light. W/o it Putin would not move to Syria."

One does not have to be a Putin fan or a Russian shill to understand your statement is completely FALSE & IDIOTIC.

Uncle Sam , May 22, 2018 at 2:45 am GMT
@sarz

Has anyone noticed -- I could be wrong about this -- that since May 10th there have been no Israeli bombing raids into Syria? That was the date of the Syrian/Iranian rocket attack on the Israeli positions on the Golan Heights. These attacks must have been successful, doing quite a bit of damage to military installations and killing Israelis. Of course, the Israelis censored the results of this attack.

According to Hassan Nasrallah, 55 not 20 rockets of all types were fired at the Israeli positions. He went on to say that Israel was warned subsequently via a 3rd party ( whom he did not name) that any additional air attacks against Syrla would result in Syrian/Iranian rockets being fired deeper into Israel.

So the Israelis appear to have been deterred. This is very bad news for Israel. Once it loses its freedom of action its desmise becomes nearer and more certain. In any case, Israel's days are numbered.

Jake , May 22, 2018 at 2:48 am GMT
@Linda Green

If you wish to save America from being made slave to Jewish whims and hatreds, you must replace WASP as the national mandarin culture. WASP culture was born of a Judaizing heresy: Anglo-Saxon Puritanism. It has always been pro-Jewish while also harboring genocidal desires for various non -WASP white Christian cultures.

Bliss , May 22, 2018 at 3:06 am GMT
@AaronB

I am suggesting Europeans develop a clear idea of what they want – based on a clear identity, based on a clear religious vision and what constitutes transcendental values ..That's basically what I'm saying.

So why are you always promoting non-european religions like Islam, Buddhism, Taoism, Shintoism which have nothing to do with european identity historically? Explain why you want Europe to reject Christianity completely and adopt one of these foreign religions?

RadicalCenter , May 22, 2018 at 3:09 am GMT
@Momus

Fort Lauderdale?

L.K , May 22, 2018 at 3:41 am GMT
@Momus

momus, the Zionist LIAR( is there any other kind??)

Netanyahu has no interest in a disintegrated, failed state Syria on Israel's doorstep.

He saw the Russians as a support for Assad to prevent this and as a counter balance for the Iranians. Here the Israeli real politik diverged from the US's

Russia gained a warm water Mediterranean naval port and an air base.

The too big for their boots Iranians are now being evicted.

Your post is, as everything else you write, a pack of lies.

The war in Syria is, and has always been, a war for Zionism/Israel, as wikileaks documents the plan as originating in Israhell, going back to at least 2006.

Already by 2013, influential 'israeli' Michael Oren, former Israeli ambassador to the ZUnited States, lifted any doubts, if there ever were any, about how badly Israel wanted Assad gone. In an interview with zionist media, JPost, he declared:

"The initial message about the Syrian issue was that we always wanted [President] Bashar Assad to go, we always preferred the bad guys who weren't backed by Iran to the bad guys who were backed by Iran," he said.
This was the case, he said, even if the other "bad guys" were affiliated to al-Qaida.

"We understand that they are pretty bad guys," he said, adding that this designation did not apply to everyone in the Syrian opposition. "Still, the greatest danger to Israel is by the strategic arc that extends from Tehran, to Damascus to Beirut. And we saw the Assad regime as the keystone in that arc. That is a position we had well before the outbreak of hostilities in Syria. With the outbreak of hostilities we continued to want Assad to go."

How many time have Al Qaida type groups, including ISIS, attacked Israel again? That's right zero.

L.K , May 22, 2018 at 3:45 am GMT
@Uncle Sam

Well informed Lebanese journalist, Sharmine Narwani, writing for the American Conservative, in her article "Get Ready for the New Middle East Battlefield: The Golan":

A check of the actual conflict chronology shows that Israel initiated the incident by striking Syrian military targets in Kisweh (the Damascus suburbs) and Baath city (Quneitra) over the two preceding days. Russia had warned both Syria and Iran of the impending Israeli strike with the result that neither Iranian military personnel nor weapons systems appear to have been hit. The Syrian military (and not the IRGC) retaliated by firing 55 rockets at Israeli military outposts and installations in the occupied part of the Golan. Local Arab media identified these targets as key Israeli surveillance centers that crippled Israel's "eyes and ears" along that vital demarcation line. Israel's vaunted "Iron Dome" defense system failed to intercept most of these rockets, while the Syrian military intercepted more than half of Israel's missiles, according to Russian military officials.

What is undisputed: the military back-and-forth was the first major firefight between Syria and Israel in the occupied Golan Heights since 1973 -- making the Golan an operational theater for the first time in over four decades. This is also the first time during the Syrian War that the Syrian military has retaliated against Israeli strikes by hitting Israeli military installations -- not just the incoming missiles and the Israeli warplanes firing them.

http://www.theamericanconservative.com/articles/get-ready-for-the-new-middle-east-battlefield-the-golan/

CanSpeccy , Website May 22, 2018 at 3:49 am GMT
@CanSpeccy

The more interesting question is how did Jews gain such disproportionate influence over the leadership of the the US and UK, to which the answer must be in part, that other groups, in particular the British in Britain and the EuroAmericans in America, lack the political coherence and the commitment to controlling their own destiny that Jews possess. Moreover, elites, as now constituted, in most Western nations fight fiercely to suppress nativist tendencies. For example Justin Trudeau's amazing performance in New York the other day. Through the work of such cucks, conservative or liberal, resistance to the dominating influence of any minority over elite objectives, is suppressed.

Wally , May 22, 2018 at 3:52 am GMT
@renfro

Excellent question.

Their scams are unending.

http://www.codoh.com

L.K , May 22, 2018 at 3:58 am GMT
@renfro

renfro:
"First of all Israel doesn't have legal borders,"

Exactly

renfro:
"Second, the appropriate response to Israelis by Palestines would be to kill them for stealing their land and ghettorizing them.

That's what I would do if it were my land and family."

Agree. Funny though, how organized Jewry so totally controls the narrative – and this not only in the zusa, but at least in all of the Western Hemisphere – that the Palestinians are the bad guys even when they try non violent resistance. From the Jew supremacist pov, the only good Palestinian is the one who rolls over and dies.

Debunking 18 claims justifying this week's Gaza massacre

First thing I can think of is, what border? Israel is the only country in the world with no defined borders, as they keep expanding into others' land. The line between Gaza and Israel is an armistice line from 1949 and 1967, not an internationally recognized border. .
Yes, they are trying to cross the fence into 1948 areas, but this is about realizing their right of return to the land many of them were forced to leave. Seventy percent of Palestinians in Gaza are refugees from cities and towns in Israel. These people are trying to go home. They are trying to get to the houses they still have keys and official documents for!

http://mondoweiss.net/2018/05/debunking-justifying-massacre/

anonymous [359] Disclaimer , May 22, 2018 at 3:58 am GMT
We have to collapse the Zioevangizers in the USA. There is a Zioevangizer cuck Derek Gilbert who was in Rome this weekend commenting on the falseness of the RCC and the Orthodox Church. This nutcase lives in Missouri and these people are focusing on getting Mike Pence in the White House. The RCC is gone, but the RCCers leaving it are converting to the Orthodox Church. The largest Orthodox Church is the Russian Orthodox Church. The Zioevangizers will be focusing even more on a war with Russia.
L.K , May 22, 2018 at 4:01 am GMT
OBSTACLE TO PEACE

https://www.obstacletopeace.com/

"essential reading on Israel-Palestine"
Philip Giraldi
Former CIA Officer and Columnist for The American Conservative

L.K , May 22, 2018 at 4:02 am GMT

L.K , May 22, 2018 at 4:16 am GMT
In the following vids one can see the IO(ccupation)F heroes of the zionist cowards posting here, such as momus, shama and other vermin

Motionless Palestinian Shot by Israeli Sniper to Sound of Soldiers' Cheers, Gaza.

Israeli soldiers assault Palestinian paramedics as they tend to the unarmed protesters who had been shot in the occupied West Bank town of Al-Bireh on 12 March 2018

Israeli soldiers cheer after shooting a Palestinian protester in the village of Madama, 13 April 2018

Momus , May 22, 2018 at 4:52 am GMT
@L.K

Photographs of the damaged Israeli installations? Or more Nasrallah garbage?

The Syrians are scared stiff of the Israelis and do not dare to even bad mouth them, let alone attack them.

Every Syrian military installation, and sensitive civilian point has its coordinates entered.

utu , May 22, 2018 at 5:03 am GMT
@anonymous

Benjamin Schwarz, former national editor and literary editor at The Atlantic, has been named editor of The American Conservative

Rod Dreher: "Raised a Methodist, he converted to Roman Catholicism in 1993, and on October 12, 2006, he announced his conversion to Eastern Orthodoxy."

Dreher's emphasis on intentional Christian community have caused him to express admiration for Orthodox Jews. "We Christians have a lot to learn from Modern Orthodox Jews", he said in a 2017 interview with The Atlantic. "They have had to live in a way that's powerfully counter-cultural in American life and rooted in thick community and ancient traditions And yet, they manage to do it."[17] In an opinion piece on The American Conservative blog he added, "to readers of this blog who harbor anti-Semitic views: don't even try to post them here. Anti-Semites are among the vilest people." Later in the same post he expressed support for the American–Israel alliance, writing: "Personally, I strongly believe in the US–Israel alliance. But it is not unlimited and unconditional ".

Our Ron Unz used to fund TAC. Then Buchanan at TAC in 2003 was the first to out neocons when the topic was still a taboo. (Sniegoski perhaps was first but he published in an obscure journal.)

utu , May 22, 2018 at 5:06 am GMT
@anonymous

More on Chabad connection:

Trump on Kushners (father and on son): "They know all the crooks in Israel."

Thorby , May 22, 2018 at 5:12 am GMT
@Realist

Which one? Putin or Trump? Butt kisser that is.

Momus , May 22, 2018 at 5:13 am GMT
@L.K

I repeat, knocking off Assad, a strongman in the mould of Sadam or Gadaffi, and having a failed state next door is too stupid to contemplate: except perhaps for a window licker like you. So long as he behaves Israel guarantors his survival.

How would ISIS have attacked Israel? They had no means. Israel is virtually impregnable.

Thorby , May 22, 2018 at 5:15 am GMT
@sarz

Meyssann did a 180. Don't trust him anymore.

utu , May 22, 2018 at 5:38 am GMT
@Bliss

Good question.

Abandon rationality he says. Forget logic. Severe ties to our roots which are: Greece, Rome and Christianity. From Greeks we have our philosophy, from Rome we have our legal tradition and from Christianity we have our ethics. Do you think it was an accident that Greek language and then Latin were kicked out form schools in Europe and America in late 20c? Do you think the rise of New Age and Eastern religions in 1960s was an accident? AaronB is an epigone of the "Scratch American Buddhist and find a Jew" phenomena though he keeps peddling the same old stuff. Critique of materialism and some aspects of Enlightenment is needed to raise our awareness and recognize what is happening but not throwing the baby out with the bathwater which seems what is being peddled by various hucksters and all pop-culture since 1960s.

utu , May 22, 2018 at 5:42 am GMT
@Israel Shamir

I have no aversion to some kinds of socialism but I have zero tolerance for apologia of Bolsheviks and Stalinism.

Vojkan , May 22, 2018 at 6:22 am GMT
@renfro

I guess Putin doesn't have to put up a great act to appear as the only adult in the room when all Western leaders behave like retards competing who'll please more the Israeli brat. When you think of it, he dealt with Netanyahu the only resonable way an adult can with somebody else's spoiled kid without slapping him since he knows that if he slaps him all hell will break loose and the current chaos will look like a mere schoolyard during recreation in comparison.
On the other hand, I thank God for his temper because I don't know if I could manage the effort to remain calm when dealing with such punks. Once upon a time there were serious people in power in the West and one could afford not to be interested in politics, now there are only morons with expensive toys.

Realist , May 22, 2018 at 6:51 am GMT
@CanSpeccy

Exactly the vast majority has to be stupid to allow such a tiny minority to control them.

Realist , May 22, 2018 at 6:58 am GMT
@Wally

As you know, we have had this 'conversation' before, my point is why do white gentiles allow Jews to get away with what they do?

Realist , May 22, 2018 at 7:01 am GMT
@Wally

How many Jews are there .obviously enough to outsmart the gentiles.

SolontoCroesus , May 22, 2018 at 9:06 am GMT
@Sam Shama

Quite sure I can outride your inner Cossack, though.

I started riding when I was 9. Sorry about your Sebastian. Was it a sword wound? A George Eliot tale turns on the death-by-staking of a dearly-loved ride.

--
Re-reading Heinrich Graetz's severe critique of the Talmudist practices of Polish Jewish rabbis –

"The cultivation of a single faculty, that of hair-splitting judgement, at the cost of the rest, narrowed the imagination, hence not a single literary product appeared in Poland deserving the name of poetry. All the productions of the Polish school bore the Talmudical stamp . . . The disciples of this school looked down almost with contempt on Scripture and its simple grandeur . . .

Simplicity and elevation in general was denied them. A love of twisting, distorting, ingenious quibbling, and a foregone antipathy to what did not lie within their field of vision, constituted the character of the Polish Jews. Pride in their knowledge of the Talmud and a spirit of dogmatism attached even to the best rabbis, and undermined their moral sense. . . . The [piety of] Polish Jews rested on sophistry and boastfulness. . . . Thus religion sank, not merely as among Jews of other countries, to a mechanical, unintelligent ceremonial, but to a subtle art of interpretation. . . .

They found pleasure and a sort of triumphant delight in deception and cheating. Against members of their own race cunning could not well be employed, because they were sharp-witted; but the non-Jewish world with which they came into contact experienced to its disadvantage the superiority of the Talmudical spirit of the Polish Jews. . . .

The corruption of the Polish Jews was avenged upon them in a terrible way, and the result was, that the rest of the Jews in Europe were for a time infected with it."

–Among other ways, Graetz wrote, that "corruption of the Polish Jews" incited the bloody vengeance of the Cossacks.

It's a fascinating chapter, the fortunes of war trending this way, then that; bloody enough for a Spielberg extravaganza.

Of special significance to this audience is Graetz's conclusion of that episode:

"The Cossack persecution of the Jews, in a sense, remodeled Judaism. It became Polonized, so to speak. The Polish-Rabbinical method of study had long dominated the Talmudical schools of Germany and Italy through the abundant literature by Polish authors.

Now, through the fugitives, most of whom were Talmudical scholars, it became authoritative. . . .these Polish Talmudists were as proud as the Spanish and Portuguese fugitives had been, and looked down with contempt on the rabbis who spoke German, Portuguese, and Italian.

Far from giving up their own method in a foreign country, they demanded that all the world should be regulated by them . . . These Polish rabbis gradually forced their sophistical piety upon the German, and partly on the Portuguese, and Italian, communities.

In one of his lectures, Rabbi Henry Abramson observed that in the 1930s and 1940s, Russian Jews were persuaded to migrate to the United States on the conviction that "they would impose their ways on the USA -- "the [USA] would be regulated by them" -- rather than that they would assimilate to American mores.

Back to Graetz –

Through their influence, scientific knowledge and the study of the Bible declined still more than previously. In the century of Descartes and Spinoza, when the three Christian nations, the French, English, and Dutch, gave the death-blow to the Middle Ages, Jewish-Polish emigrants, baited by [Cossacks], brought a new middle age over European Judaism, which maintained itself in full vigor for more than a century, to some extent lasting to our time."

And so, dear Sam-bereft- of his mount, I suspect you've allowed the blood to rise to the extent that you've neither read carefully what I wrote, nor acquired an acquaintance with the historical precedents (that I did refer to, Sam) and warnings of your own sages. Those who fail to learn the lessons of history are doomed to repeat them.

But if you have another moment -- What do you anticipate is the end-game, if Jews in Israel and Jewish influencers in USA, persist in the present course?

By what contrivance do you expect Jewish censorship, Jewish dominance of foreign policy as well as domestic concerns, Jewish imposition of Jewish dogma on the American people -- how will Solomon thread that snail so that this affront to the American spirit bequeathed by Jefferson, Madison and Washington, ends in anything other than disaster for the Jewish people as well as the rest of us, as Graetz records was the case in 17th century Poland?

DN , May 22, 2018 at 11:22 am GMT
@m___

"The revision of the Convention of Geneva should give unarmed surveillance drones ambulance status."

It is interesting idea to use commodity grade electronic for collecting of information. Still, quality of such, and even pro grade equipment is not enough for such demanding tasks. There are several reasons, but we should think of two important things:

1. Photo, audio and video material could be forged.
2. People understand events they witnessed differently, so several eye witnesses of same event can give rather different explanations what they witnessed. Then, also, photo, audio and video documents affect people differently, but in some cases it is predictable that some type of content would induce specific feelings on spectator or listener, so we can expect misuse of otherwise excellent method. MSM outlets are frequently accused for misuse of AV information.

Clifford Simac observed the problem in his novel City. In mentioned novel, solution which assures that listener to the witness of event would accurately know what exactly was witnessed, is Juwain philosophy about understanding other people's points of view. Unfortunately, just effects of Juwain philosophy was described in the novel, and not a content of mentioned philosophy.

James Brown , May 22, 2018 at 11:50 am GMT
@Vojkan

"On the other hand, I thank God for his temper "

Maybe it isn't about "his temper" but about fundamental agreements.

Putin considers the warmonger and criminal – The King of Israel – as his friend.

Sergei Lavrov is supposed to be the one doing hypocrisy. It's his job.

Putin knows who put him in Power and who is the boss in Russia and in The USA.

James Brown , May 22, 2018 at 12:05 pm GMT
@CanSpeccy

"The more interesting question is how did Jews gain such disproportionate influence over the leadership of the the US and UK "

Maybe it's because there is no Jewish question anymore – contrary to what 99,9% of UNZ's readers believe-, because Christians became Jewish. And that conversion took place, at least, in 1789.

If Christians aren't Christians any more, Jews didn't " gain disproportionate influence over the leadership of the the US and UK.", because the leaders of those countries are Jews.

Yes, I know. They call themselves "Christians". Tony Blair is a "Christian", George Bush is a "Christian" etc but words are just words.

Duke , Website May 22, 2018 at 12:22 pm GMT
@Duke

The response to the announcement of my return, is a reflection of a totally corrupt world system that is now in a state of collapse. The self consuming serpent.
Take heed.

The faithful witness

DFH , May 22, 2018 at 12:27 pm GMT

the same number as were martyred in the Sharpeville Massacre

Shamir's Judaism shining through once again.

escobar , May 22, 2018 at 1:12 pm GMT
@CanSpeccy

How they gained influence: Money, money and money.

Joe Levantine , May 22, 2018 at 1:27 pm GMT
John kaminsky once wrote that both the American President and Putin are Jewish controlled puppets. While I could never disagree about the stated status of the American Potus, I found the contention with respect to Putin a bit outlandish. For at the time I thought of Putin as a committed Christian who could do no moral wrong. However, what we are witnessing lately is that Putin, while a true patriot, is very much under the influence of the Zionist Israeli spell.
Putin is defenetaly a pragmatist and not an ideologue. Whereas Hitler, the aborted would be emancipator of the world from Jewish tyranny, lost his case because he was too overt about fighting Jewish influence and too rash at taking risks to achieve his objective of a society that subordinates finance to the interest of the nation and preserves Western morality from the cultural stranglehold of the Jew, Putin is showing such caution when it comes to Jewish interest that he has more than once doomed his strategy of containment of the Anglo Zionist empire in Syria to failure. Clearly, the miserable quality of leaders in the West provoked unjustified expectations from Putin as the world's would be savior from the yoke of the Zionist controlled New World Order.
Putin is a leader whose primary concern is to improve the standard of living of Russian citizens. Thus, notwithstanding Putin's moral standards, he is primarily engaged in materialistic pursuits. This is hardly what the world desperately needs in these morally trying times and that is a leader of means who is fighting for a spiritual mission that bypasses all the petty concerns about the dominant world of the material.
As of now, only two institutions could manage such a tall order: the monastic sector of the Orthodox Church and the saner sects of Islam that can still resist the age old strategy of the West of using Moslems as proxy warriors for imperialistic pursuits. An alliance of those two can make wonders of resistance to The Anglo Zionist empire. The triumph of a few thousand warriors in Southern Lebanon in 2006 against the might of the Israeli army is proof of what the spiritually committed can do.
Putin might be a great strategist but what the world is in dire need for is a Joan of Arc.
AaronB , May 22, 2018 at 1:28 pm GMT
@Bliss

Lol, I would be very happy if Europe adopted some forms of Christianity, like orthodox or maybe – maybe – a very purified form of earlier Catholicism. I've said this before. You're thinking in simple-minded Western terms – that since in some contexts I defend Islam, I want us to become Muslim.

The main reason I defend these religions is because I am a foe of secularism and materialism – generally, I am contrasting the rich and profound subtlety of Buddhism thought with simplistic, one dimensional Enlightenment thought that has made us so stupid and not able to think intelligently on IQ. I am defending the enthusiasm of Muslims against the apathy and lassitude of the commenters at Karlin. When people attack Christianity, I have defended it as well. People here used to say the West is weak because of Christianity – I attack that all the time. I point out that Jews undermined Europe by attacking Christianity, that Europeans made themselves defenseless by abandoning Christianity. I defend religion against materialism.

On the other hand, I think a very good case can be made that the "traditional European identity" has failed, that it suffered from certain fatal weaknesses. Greek rationalism in particular may have been a fatal defect – remember, Greece itself did not survive long as a civilization – and the Jewish element that got attached to Christianity was also fatally undermining.

So, I think a certain purification of Western culture is in order – we can't merely turn back the clock, as much as nostalgic and weary old men like utu would like. Eastern orthodox Christianity relied much less heavily on Aristotle, and was more Platonic in orientation, and look how much healthier they turned out! Mysticism was far more central to their tradition, and look how much healthier they turned out!

Particularly Aristotle, so central to the Western tradition, yet so superficial and a foe of mysticism with his logical laws that limit reality drastically and eventually became materialism, just be overcome.

Now you misunderstand me if you think I am saying we should become Muslim or Buddhist – I defend these cultures against secularists. When materialists start attacking Islam, I'll defend it. What's more, a stupid attack on other religions seems unnecessary and just narcissism – a product of the decline in value and the general coarsening of our culture. I believe in generosity and love.

Finally, I think these cultures can help us reform our culture. We don't need to adopt them – but I do think we can learn from them what our weaknesses were and how to overcome them. For instance, there is another Greek tradition that was marginal in the West, quite aside from Aristotle, the Heraclitean, neo-Platonic tradition, that is quite similar to the good points of eastern religions.

Do you think we can merely return to our old culture, without some sort of purification? Don't you think it's fair to defend religion in general against matetialists, without it meaning I want to adopt that religion? And don't you think part of regaining our values is to avoid hating others religions our of mere stupid narcissism, without this undermining our own faith?

AaronB , May 22, 2018 at 2:06 pm GMT
@utu

Alas, utu, it is clear to me now you do not have what it takes. I say this with regret.

You are an old and weary man, more a part of the surrender generation than I realized, and do not understand what needs to be done. You want us to return to Greek rationalism and Latin. lol. You have not learned anything. You collapse in despair because Jews are temporarily on top and are having a few victories – you cannot see the big picture, or understand the long fight.

You are also, I am sorry to say, dishonest. When I was preaching universalism you attacked me. Now you are attacking me for not preaching universalism to the extent you'd like me to. Lol.

You are good at showing the mathematical stupidities of the IQ orthodoxy, and for that I respect you. I

But unfortunately, we must leave men like you behind before we can become healthy again. And I say it with sadness.

renfro , May 22, 2018 at 2:56 pm GMT
@Jake

And who do you suggest we replace the WASP with?

CanSpeccy , Website May 22, 2018 at 3:14 pm GMT
@James Brown

Maybe it's because there is no Jewish question anymore – contrary to what 99,9% of UNZ's readers believe-, because Christians became Jewish.

Untrue, since the leadership of the West is intent on the genocide of their own people by suppressed reproduction, mass replacement immigration, and miscegenation , whereas Jews are engaged in creating an Jewish homeland from which non-Jewish migrants are expelled.

German_reader , May 22, 2018 at 3:19 pm GMT
@utu

I haven't seen any evidence that Benjamin Schwarz is a Zionist only read two pieces by him (his large article about mass immigration to Britain, and one from the 1990s about multiculturalism) which seemed fairly reasonable to me. Bit unfair imo to accuse him of being a Zionist/neocon just on the basis of his ethnic background.
Dreher on the other hand is of course a disgrace, it's obscene that this pathetic, self-promoting mediocrity who agitated for the Iraq war is allowed to write at American conservative (and denounce Pat Buchanan there).

CanSpeccy , Website May 22, 2018 at 3:28 pm GMT
@AaronB

and the Jewish element that got attached to Christianity was also fatally undermining.

What is the "Jewish element that got attached to Christianity" that you speak of, and when did it get attached?

Christianity has always been a dual religion, Judaic in external affairs, drawing justification for rape and pillage from the Old Testament, i.e., the Torah, while the story of gentle Jesus, meek and mild, provided solace for the down-trodden and enslaved.

The problem for the West, is not religion, it is a treasonous ruling elite, intent on destruction of the Christian nation states and their submergence in a global regime ruled by the Money Power where goods are produced where labor is cheapest and where environmental regulations and workforce protection are weakest, to be sold where prices are highest, with profits being taken where taxes are lowest.

As for Latin and Greek, yes, we should return to it, recreating the meritocratic educational system that enabled the most gifted of every rank in society to rise, while restoring the traditional codes of moral conduct that encourage self-control, honesty and hard work instead of today's insane and disgusting embrace of universal self-indulgence from pot and pills to fast food, trash entertainment, and mechanical sex.

CanSpeccy , Website May 22, 2018 at 3:34 pm GMT
@escobar

How they gained influence: Money, money and money.

Yes. But why the lack of pushback. Why the treason of the Euro elites?

Realist , May 22, 2018 at 3:57 pm GMT
@Thorby

Which one? Putin or Trump? Butt kisser that is.

Yes.

AaronB , May 22, 2018 at 4:00 pm GMT
@CanSpeccy

Yes, the Old Testament. It just doesn't belong together with the New. It was almost a last minute infiltration of a Judaic element into what otherwise would have been an essentially Eastern religion – however, Aristotelian rationalism was necessary to give birth to the Judaic element, as Eastern Orthodox Christianity did not become Judaic in character despite also having the OT. It seems the OT can be read as a story of moral growth, culminating in the Prophets, and finally preparing the way for an Eastern religion of love – but somehow in the West, the primitive Judaic elements – and not the mature morality of the Prophets – became central.

I agree with you about treasonous elites, but I think you are focusing on proximate causes rather than ultimate causes – which I think many of us are wont to do. Even Jewish dominance is merely a proximate cause – what causes intelligent Westerners, like Steve Sailer, to feel instinctively submissive to Jews? What causes our elites to be treasonous? What causes the masses to be supine and apathetic? That all these things are facts are proximate causes – but the ultimate cause is a cultural or spiritual deficiency.

As for Latin and Greek, yes, we should return to it, recreating the meritocratic educational system that enabled the most gifted of every rank in society to rise, while restoring the traditional codes of moral conduct that encourage self-control, honesty and hard work instead of today's insane and disgusting embrace of universal self-indulgence from pot and pills to fast food, trash entertainment, and mechanical sex.

I certainly agree. I am against Greek rationalism – but Plato, Homer, Heraclitus, and the neo-Platonic tradition are quite good. And certainly I am not against learning ancient languages. But returning to the Greek heritage in an uncritical manner – after the ravages of the Enlightenment – seems neither wise nor even possible to me.

renfro , May 22, 2018 at 4:25 pm GMT
@utu

"We Christians have a lot to learn from Modern Orthodox Jews",

We don't have anything to learn from them but we have a lot to earn about them

Welfare Fraud Is Big Problem In Orthodox Jewish Communities – Steemit

https://steemit.com/ /welfare-fraud-is-big-problem-in-orthodox-jewish-communities

https://www.ncjrs.gov/App/publications/Abstract.aspx?id=6180

NCJ Number: NCJ 006180 Title: CRIMINALITY AMONG JEWS – AN OVERVIEW Author(s): A MENACHEM Corporate Author: University of California, Berkeley
School of Criminology
United States of America Journal: ISSUES IN CRIMINOLOGY Volume:6 Issue:2 Dated:(SUMMER 1971) Pages:1-39
THE JEWISH CRIME RATE TENDS TO BE HIGHER THAN THAT OF NONJEWS AND OTHER RELIGIOUS GROUPS FOR WHITE-COLLAR OFFENSES, THAT IS, COMMERCIAL OR COMMERCIALLY RELATED CRIMES, SUCH AS FRAUD, FRAUDULENT BANKRUPTCY, AND EMBEZZLEMENT.

How Benefits Fraud Scam Spread So Widely In Orthodox Town
Read more: undefined/news/375963/how-benefits-fraud-scam-spread-so-widely-in-orthodox-town/

https://forward.com/news/375963/how-benefits-fraud-scam-spread-so-widely-in-orthodox-town/

https://www.thedailybeast.com/welfare-reform-not-for-the-orthodox

Take Kiryas Joel, the poorest place in America. As the Times reported last year, "half of [its] residents receive food stamps, and one third receive Medicaid benefits and rely on federal vouchers to help pay their housing costs." The median household in Kiryas Joel has six people, and the median age is twelve. Many of its men learn Torah full-time instead of working, and the community's low high-school graduation rate would be even lower if its religious schools had real academic standards. These kids are hardly being "socialized to the world of work." And it's not just Kiryas Joel: back in 1996, at the heart of "welfare reform," a full third of Williamsburg's Hasidim received public assistance.
Welfare is, and has been for some time, a crucial ingredient in these communities. Kryas Joel's Orthodox voted together to secure, for instance, a "luxurious 60-bed postnatal maternal care center built with $10 million in state and federal grants." Off the record, New York City officials admit that Williamsburg's Hasidim "work the system and experts who don't have to be reelected come out and just admit there's widespread fraud. As Shmarya Rosenberg has argued, the birthrate, to be sustainable, requires large and consistent infusions of cash from outside. In Williamsburg, welfare really is a lifestyle.

http://newyork.cbslocal.com/2017/06/28/lakewood-welfare-fraud/

13 arrested in alleged mortgage, welfare fraud in Brooklyn, Orange

abc7ny.com/news/13-arrested-in-alleged welfare-fraud-in-orthodox /393517/

Nov 13, 2014 – Mortgage, welfare fraud bust in Brooklyn, Orange and Rockland county Orthodox communities and welfare fraud operating within Orthodox Jewish communities. on which scam was being perpetrated," U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara allegedly "distributed fraudulent loan proceeds between and among

Welfare Fraud Is Big Problem In Orthodox Jewish Communities – Steemit

https://steemit.com/ /welfare-fraud-is-big-problem-in-orthodox-jewish-communities

Welfare Fraud Is Big Problem In Orthodox Jewish Communities Among this crowd are several rabbis, including Zalmen Sorotzkin, the Rabbi of is still going on today, and even in other Orthodox communities across the USA too, most likely

Amnesty program for Lakewood fraudsters launched
New Jersey has launched an amnesty program for Lakewood Jews who defrauded Medicaid program, after mass arrests in June.Tzvi Lev, 9/13/2017, 7:16 PM
New Jersey rabbi, wife arrested for alleged fraud
Authorities say rabbi and other couples underreported their income to receive government benefits such as medicaid illegally.JTA, 6/27/2017, 10:40 PM

Welfare Fraud Is Big Problem In Orthodox Jewish Communities

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Dec 17, 2017 – Recently in Lakewood, New Jersey, 26 Orthodox Jews were Among this crowd are several rabbis, including Zalmen Sorotzkin, the and even in other Orthodox communities across the USA too, most likely. The Jewish Orthodox community does have quite a reputation when it comes to welfare fraud

utu , May 22, 2018 at 4:34 pm GMT
@German_reader

Bit unfair imo to accuse him of [X] basis of his ethnic background.

This is correct on principle. And I believe in this principle except when it comes to Zionism and Jews who are in positions of influencing public opinion about important political and social issues.

The whole world is affected by Zionism and Israel. If the new editor was a Brit or a Spaniard I would not mind even though there is Gibraltar issue between them.

It is possible that he as a Jew will be able to go a bit further than a more vulnerable gentile in criticizing Israel or Jews which anyway should not be very hard after Rod Dreher. Saying this is a sad statement about the reality: only Jews define parameters and boundaries of the discourse.

I haven't been reading TAC in years. Did not know that Dreher was for Iraq war. Really sad remembering that TAC was called into existence to challenge this war and the neo-conservatism.

utu , May 22, 2018 at 5:07 pm GMT
@renfro

You could add ecstasy smuggling and then Bill Clinton's presidential pardons and then Chassidim voting en masse for Hilary. And, I almost forgot, Rubashkin of Postiville, Iowa and his recent pardon by Trump.

CanSpeccy , Website May 22, 2018 at 5:22 pm GMT
@AaronB

but the ultimate cause is a cultural or spiritual deficiency.

I don't think so. It is sheer contempt of Western elite for the masses, aka the deplorables, for whom they have rarely shown the slightest respect. When former UK Prime Minister Harold MacMillan suggested that Margaret Thatcher was being unduly harsh in her treatment of the British coal miners, Thatcher threatened to shop MacMillan as a war criminal.

The contempt of the Euro elites for the masses stems back to the Vikings who ruled most of Europe, including Russia, and who formed an inbreeding aristocracy that has always regarded the common people as mere cattle to be used and abused at will. Not coincidentally, perhaps, Askenazi Jews and Vikings share genetic markers .

What's needed is a people's revolt. But that will never happen since the plebs are totally stupified by fake news, fake food, fake education and fake sex.

utu , May 22, 2018 at 5:26 pm GMT
@AaronB

But unfortunately, we must leave men like you behind before we can become healthy again.

I just hope the crowds lead by you (plural) will not trample me to death.

You made me think of Canadian film Jesus of Montreal. A case of extreme method acting when exaltation and subsequent brain injury makes the actor believe he is Jesus. He died unfortunately so we did not find out how long the delusion would last. Should I wish you outlive your delusion or not? Not an easy answer.

As far as Greeks are concerned perhaps you should give them another chance by reading Simone Weil.

Intimations of Christianity Among the Ancient Greeks

https://books.google.com/books/about/Intimations_of_Christianity_Among_the_An.html?id=lePartD_K5wC

m___ , May 22, 2018 at 5:42 pm GMT
@DN

It is interesting idea to use commodity grade electronic for collecting of information

The suggestion is only that, and intended to point to the following: any intermediate layer augments opacity. If there is a need for opacity, there is something fishy.

Reviewing crude sources(including text, printouts, emails and on), is not done by people with not enough cognitive abilities to do so. The end result is making public postings of raw data mostly harmless. Hence the postings of Wikileaks only gleaned at by journalists, academics, politicians, the whole of the middle-class being the intended potential audience.

The issue of public communication with "the base" "is since long decided, not the information and it's format are the delimiting factor but the receptiveness potential of the bulk audience. To advance an idea that can compete with a variety of junkers, and catch on, must be basic indeed.

The reference to Clifford Simac and Novel City is noted.

AaronB , May 22, 2018 at 6:07 pm GMT
@CanSpeccy

I don't believe in materialist causes. Until materialism ends, the agony will continue – and get worse. There are few signs whites are moving away from materialism, though.

In my entire time on this blog, I don't think a single white person expressed serious sympathy for my non-materialist stance. Only Asians, Muslims, and in a backhanded fashion, Jews. Most whites just go on about materialist causes.

I feel sorry for you guys – but you are really screwed. In the long run, whites will survive, and recover their health. But in the short run. – you guys are in some serious trouble.

I think I need to direct my activities to the practical task of creating small monastic communities where the flame can be kept alive. It's an idea that's in the air, but I'm beginning to think that is the only task for our age. Most whites are simply beyond recovery – the Great Culling is at hand.

In the meantime, good luck.

AaronB , May 22, 2018 at 6:16 pm GMT
@utu

You are right – I made it seem like I was in the majority or something, and men like you were in the minority. But it's the opposite – it is you who will be leaving me behind, as men like you are the majority among whites. Of course, I would not care to go where you are headed.

I feel a sense of relief – the kind one feels when one finally gives up a hopeless task. It is in small groups of men keeping the faith alive in the coming centuries of darkness that I must place my hope – and find a new practical task.

Simone Well – she liked the Platonic Greeks, as I do. But she was Jewish, shouldn't you be asking where her funding came from or something? Come to think of it, who's funding me, utu? Ever think of that? Bet that'll keep u up sleepless a few nights .

Hessler , May 22, 2018 at 6:16 pm GMT
@Momus

Damn..you lie in a broad daylight with full face on, do you have no shame ?

Oh! I guess it's more then okay for you to lie cuz that's one trait your tribe has mastered.

mark green , May 22, 2018 at 6:25 pm GMT
Hi Iz. Brilliant article. Extremely insightful. Nice work. Thank you!
Hessler , May 22, 2018 at 6:35 pm GMT
@Jake

The lust for the world domination in the white culture goes far beyond then the Judaizing heresy. What puritans actually did was to let the Jews be accomplices to take out the most prominent/rutless adversary of the white west values, the Islmic civilization. If you take the Islamic civilization out of equation, it all becomes Rome. The whites are the wolf and the jews are the foe's. The prostestents only change the order of the things where Jews are not the enemey no 1 nomore, it's the Islamists. If you trace back the roots of this heresy, it's the vatican chruch itself. If it had done the things right, there would have been no protestents.

Refer to this verse from the Koran-

"Oh! Prophet if I'm to tell you the consequences of the alterations they've done to the revelations I sent unto Jeesus, you'll suffocate to death."

hints: Anglo-Saxon Puritans, WASP

m___ , May 22, 2018 at 6:40 pm GMT
@renfro

Individualism and common identity based on psychological symbiosis do not exclude one another. The "rain makers", idea-mongers, are to use new and practical ideas, integration of suitable theoretical concepts and fuse them into the psychological bond they maintain with the base at all costs. The creative individuals do not build societies around themselves, but are nuclei that float freely within the blob of psychological bond.

The gentile rain makers sold out, probably by lack of ambition. Similarly local a phenomenon can be observed within the world of Jew, historically Spain and conversion of part of the flock, today in the myriad sub-groups, with a patchwork of rain makers an methods and ideas that differ only by more of the same.

The best, and probably unbeatable bond mechanism of bulk humanity today? No doubt consumerism is the dominant world religion that holds the masses hostage, it could be falsely interpreted as an expression of individuality, but your red bloomers, his high heels are not.

Now ethnicity as an exploit, focussing on White Identity should find expression into something "as strong" and similar(easy to comprehend and idiot-proof). A heavy task indeed. Harm is done.

utu , May 22, 2018 at 6:42 pm GMT
@AaronB

I feel a sense of relief

Me too. Do not flatter yourself. Delusional losers are not funding worthy.

Joe Levantine , May 22, 2018 at 6:44 pm GMT
@utu

Great analysis,
The educational system of today is against the tenets of Western civilization. The fables of La Fontaine are no more part of French or Francophone school programs. Western education is creating the trans human by concentrating on technical courses at the expense of humanities. Back in the nineties, I read a " predictive" article in The Economist magazine about the death of poetry.
Morality and spirituality, drilled into pupil's minds are the road to human emancipation from materialism that will lead us to assured slavery.

CanSpeccy , Website May 22, 2018 at 7:00 pm GMT
@AaronB

I don't believe in materialist causes.

So you believe in the Indian rope trick, and the ability of Sadhus to bury their heads, and do other weird and sometimes frankly disgusting things through the power of the will .

Well , I guess that's one way of dismissing all the rubbish about Soviet and Nazi gas chambers. If the gas killed anyone it must have been due to the victims' foolish belief in materialist causes.

AaronB , May 22, 2018 at 7:08 pm GMT
@utu

Well, I'm glad we finally know who you truly are

Them Guys , May 22, 2018 at 7:14 pm GMT
@Momus

Hasbara Glue Sniffing zios. Obeying Talmudic teachings to Lie-Cheat-Swindle-Kill off the goyim since only a jew is a full Human. Fools that believe their own vast lies sure do not need enhance it with glue sniffing eh.

A waste of time posting facts or links etc since their type Never, Ever will actually research those supplied links and facts that they always demand be provided to them. Truth is These types FEAR links or websites like codoh is reason they never peruse them. Fear learning how full of bs and lies their entire Hoax story fraud really is. As well as most all else they claim, they Fear to learn how wrong they are eh.

Hessler , May 22, 2018 at 7:23 pm GMT
@anonomy

Ever since the inception of social media, the narrative of "Liberating Muslim women" is dead. They know the game.

Hessler , May 22, 2018 at 7:33 pm GMT
@tac

introspection ? Jews ? nahh..Those two words don't go togther. That's a human trait. You can either be a human or you can be jewish, you can't be both.

German_reader , May 22, 2018 at 7:35 pm GMT
@utu

Did not know that Dreher was for Iraq war.

He was, though he claims to have "repented" (he still mocks the anti-war protesters who were against the war though); iirc he's also personal friends with John Podhoretz and David Brooks. In many ways he's much closer to National review type "conservatives" than to what American conservative originally was. He usually doesn't have that much to say about foreign policy though, his obsession is really with US culture war issues.
American conservative isn't totally bad though even today imo, some of their pieces are still interesting. It's just Dreher who isn't worth reading.

Hessler , May 22, 2018 at 7:41 pm GMT
@Sam Shama

innocent Jews

yeah so innocent that they got people in access of 100 million killed in just one century. Humanity has recognised the parasite and will get rid of it. It had happened before and ended with only one outcome only this time the difference will be more humiliating and painful.

utu , May 22, 2018 at 7:44 pm GMT
@Joe Levantine

Morality and spirituality, drilled into pupil's minds are the road to human emancipation from materialism that will lead us to assured slavery.

Not quite sure what you have meant here. Terms morality and spirituality and materialism must be qualified or explained.

Momus , May 22, 2018 at 7:56 pm GMT
@Them Guys

Mate, Bradley Smith's CODOH is a standing joke of pseudo scientific garbage, a redoubt of you and other benthic dwelling crustaceans.

No one who matters is interested.

L.K , May 22, 2018 at 8:15 pm GMT
Clinton Email: We Must Destroy Syria For Israel

https://wikileaks.org/clinton-emails/emailid/18328

A leaked Hillary Clinton email confirms that the Obama administration, with Hillary at the helm, orchestrated a civil war in Syria to benefit Israel.

The best way to help Israel deal with Iran's growing nuclear capability is to help the people of
Syria overthrow the regime of Bashar Assad.

Back to Syria. It is the strategic relationship between Iran and the regime of Bashar Assad in
Syria that makes it possible for Iran to undermine Israel's security -- not through a direct attack,
which in the thirty years of hostility between Iran and Israel has never occurred, but through its
proxies in Lebanon, like Hezbollah, that are sustained, armed and trained by Iran via Syria. The
end of the Assad regime would end this dangerous alliance. Israel's leadership understands well

why defeating Assad is now in its interests. Speaking on CNN's Amanpour show last week,
Defense Minister Ehud Barak argued that "the toppling down of Assad will be a major blow to
the radical axis, major blow to Iran . It's the only kind of outpost of the Iranian influence in the
Arab world and it will weaken dramatically both Hezbollah in Lebanon and Hamas and Islamic
Jihad in Gaza."

utu , May 22, 2018 at 8:17 pm GMT

Perhaps the Jewish Messiah is already here, though we are not aware of his coming? All Jewish dreams and desires were fulfilled this mid-May.

Israel Shamir forgot to mention the dessert served in shoe at Netanyahu home for Japan's PM and his wife. Extreme arrogance. What was the cause for showing this displeasure with Japan? Something to do with Yukiya Amano the director of International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)? Did shoe diplomacy work? Five days later chief inspector Tero Varjoranta of IAEA suddenly resigns w/o explanation.

Pride comes before destruction, and an arrogant spirit before a fall. Let's hope it is true.

utu , May 22, 2018 at 8:39 pm GMT
@German_reader

Dreher case might be a good example of how institutions, organizations, publications are taken over from the inside by strategically placed individuals and control of funding to rectify their actions into what is expected by TPTB. Nothing is left alone to chance. Even stupid National Geographic was taken over at some point. Sierra Club had to change its politics. Probably: Children publications, Stamp collector organization, Bird watchers must toe the political line. Every aspect of our lives must be under political and ideological control. It's as bad as assigning Soviet commissars to every institution in the USSR. Gleichschaltung! So what is the canon that can't be challenged: Zionism, Neoliberalism, Multiculturalism, Genderism. If you cross any of these four you are sentenced to a "civil death", meaning complete marginalization at best.

utu , May 22, 2018 at 8:43 pm GMT
@AaronB

You knew what I stand for. My views, including the deplorable one, were on the surface. You even endorsed them. No dissimulation and pretense on my part. You, on the other hand

Vojkan , May 22, 2018 at 8:44 pm GMT
@James Brown

And Putin considers Americans as partners. Or maybe Putin knows that Israelis are friends to none and that there is no such thing as friendship in international relations anyway. Maybe Putin just uses diplomatic language.
I'll put it differently. Do I like Israelis? God no. I find them despicable. Would I bomb Israel just to make a point if I were Putin? No again. Americans bomb people to make a point. Mentally stable grown-ups don't bomb people to make a point. Would I smile for cameras with Netanyahu by my side? If I were Putin and shaking hands with Netanyahu brought benefit to Russia, I would shake hands with Netanyahu. If it hurts the feelings of sensitive souls in foreign lands, so be it.

Wally , May 22, 2018 at 9:16 pm GMT
@Realist

A lot more than they let on. I notice you dodged the damning citations I provided.

Judging by this site, Jews are not outsmarting very many. LOL

Force & coercion is the Jew way, not smarts.

If Jews like you were really so smart they would have conjured up a better, more believable story than their impossibly fake & stupid '6,000,000 & gas chambers'.

http://www.codoh.com

Wally , May 22, 2018 at 9:20 pm GMT
@Realist

What we all know is that you cannot prove the dumb 'holocaust' storyline that you desperately believe in.

So now you want to change the subject. LOL

http://www.codoh.com

Anon [198] Disclaimer , May 22, 2018 at 9:34 pm GMT
@AaronB

men keeping the faith alive

What faith? So far as I can tell, which may not be all that far, you don't believe in anything in particular, you just believe in belief.

AaronB , May 22, 2018 at 9:52 pm GMT
Ha ha ha, that's one way of putting it. And not entirely wrong, either.

But I also don't dogmatically assert the non-existence of anything, like materialists.

I am heavily influenced by Mahayana Buddhism – to understand what that means here, you'd have to read up on it.

But you modern occidentals need beliefs, so let's just say I believe in God.

Wally , May 22, 2018 at 10:48 pm GMT
@Momus

What's "pseudo scientific" about it?

Please give us specific examples. We're waiting.

Please show us the immense human remains that Jews allege they know the locations of.

recommended for everyone:

Holocaust Handbooks, Documentaries, & Videos

http://holocausthandbooks.com/index.php?main_page=1

and:
Chemistry of Auschwitz / Birkenau

Vojkan , May 22, 2018 at 11:49 pm GMT
@Momus

The thing is whether the Holocaust is or isn't true doesn't matter, given the preposterous behaviour of the Jews today, they can keep whining all they want, nobody gives a damn for what they allegedly suffered yesterday.

Daniel Bruno , Website May 23, 2018 at 12:10 am GMT
Another brilliant analysis by the eponymous Israel.

2 things he missed though:

WHat does NuttyYahoo have on Putin to keep him from sending the S300 to Syria? Is it really all about showing off on V Day?

While NuttyYahoo was on Red Square, an Israeli plane blew up a Pantsir, one of the vaunted anti aircraft systems on display in the parade

L.K , May 23, 2018 at 12:46 am GMT
Well informed journalist E. Magnier, with lots of local contacts.

L.K , May 23, 2018 at 12:50 am GMT
SyrianGirlPartisan, a secular pro-government Syrian expat, who has been writing about the imposed zio war on Syria from the start, re the dubious Russian behavior in Syria;

Don't make #Syria choose between Russia and #Iran , because she will choose Iran. Sorry,Nothing personal, but it's Just as #Russia 's oligarchy would choose #Israel over Syria.

-- Partisangirl

Bliss , May 23, 2018 at 1:23 am GMT
@AaronB

The main reason I defend these religions is because I am a foe of secularism and materialism –

It is truly naive, ignorant, ass-backward of you to believe that these religions need to be defended against the Enlightenment principle of Secularism which by its very intent and definition is their Protector.

How could you not know that the worst persecutors of religions/sects .are other religions/sects? That in pre-Enlightenment Christendom free-thinkers like you were regularly tortured and burned at the stake. You should be grateful that the Enlightenment stood up against that wickedness.

I am defending the enthusiasm of Muslims against the apathy and lassitude of the commenters at Karlin .Now you misunderstand me if you think I am saying we should become Muslim or Buddhist – I defend these cultures against secularists.

They don't need to be defended against secularists you clueless moron. Secular nations tolerate them both.

If you really stood for love, generosity and tolerance you would be defending and championing secularism, not it's polar opposite Islam (which wiped out Buddhism wherever it ruled). You would be demanding that muslims repudiate the Shariah law that ordains death for leaving Islam.

JoeI , May 23, 2018 at 1:32 am GMT
"Perhaps the Jewish Messiah is already here, though we are not aware of his coming?"
"The Jewish people as a whole will become its own Messiah. It will attain world dominion by the dissolution of other races, by the abolition of frontiers, the annihilation of monarchy and by the establishment of a world republic in which the Jews will everywhere exercise the privilege of citizenship. In this New World Order the children of Israel will furnish all the leaders without encountering opposition. The Governments of the different peoples forming the world republic will fall without difficulty into the hands of the Jews. It will then be possible for the Jewish rulers to abolish private property and everywhere to make use of the resources of the state. Thus will the promise of the Talmud be fulfilled, in which is said that when the Messianic time is come, the Jews will have all the property of the whole world in their hands." -Baruch Levy, 1879.

[May 13, 2018] Xi Jinping The Emergence of Chinese Ultra-Nationalism by Sazzad Haider

Notable quotes:
"... Sazzad Haider is a writer and filmmaker living in Bangladesh. He edits The Diplomatic Journal. ..."
May 11, 2018 | www.counterpunch.org
Chinese leader Xi Jinping started his second term as President last month and delivered his speech with a nationalistic appeal stating China's desire to take up its "due place in the world." Xi seems to be taking the long way to achieve Chinese superiority all over the world. Xi began his new tenure in an ultra nationalistic manner rather than with a communist internationalist plea.

Prior to Xi's re-election, the Chinese Communist Party put "democratic weakness" aside as the Chinese parliament endorsed a new law including removing the restriction that had limited the presidency to two consecutive five-year terms. The Parliament justified the change as a necessity to line up the presidency with Xi's two other, more powerful, posts -- head of the party and of the military since they have no term limits.

The move was not unexpected; after his accession to power in 2012, Xi has chosen a rough, hard but consolidated long road to walk. His way has differed from the way of his last two predecessors. Xi's two precursors Jiang Zemin and Hu Jintao strictly followed the rule of collective leadership which was introduced by Deng Xiaoping to dilute the one man autocracy of the Mao Zedong era by including a restriction limiting the presidency to two consecutive five-year terms. Following the ending of Deng era, the power transforming processes were kept free from disturbance.

After his ascent in power, Xi Jinping turned away from the path of his two predecessors and wanted to be a Chinese thinker, pathfinder and philosopher like Mao Zedong.

In 2013, Chinese President Xi Jinping adopted the concept of OBOR as one of the greatest investment projects in the history of the planet. Similarly, the USA launched the Marshall Plan for reconstruction of Western Europe after the end of Second World War; the USA invested US$ 13 billion dollars which is roughly equivalent to US$ 130 billion in today's money. According to news media China has already invested $ 1 trillion in OBOR and several trillion is due to be invested over the next decade.

Chinese OBOR has the basic objective to gain both political and economic supremacy over western countries. Following the Chinese revolution China's leadership strongly denounced western capitalism and vowed to fight against US led "imperialism" & "expansionism". Mao Zedong, founder of modern China emerged as a great competitor to US led capitalistic leadership. He introduced and developed the three world theory. According to his theory, the first world comprises USA led western countries, second world consisting of Soviet Union and its allies and all countries of Asia except Japan, all countries of Africa & Latin America are in third world. Mao Zedong intended to be the pathfinder for the third world countries to struggle against western exploitation. Since the foundation of new China, the Chinese leadership feels comfortable working with "third world" countries against western dominance. China played a vital role in the Korean War and also in the Vietnam War against US expansionism. China also wanted to export revolution to all third world countries but they were not successful due to the lack of Chinese financial capacity or to avoid direct conflict with other countries. Therefore, China's effort to export revolution was aired on propaganda machinery rather than practically. As an example the Indian Maoist faction only got moral support from China in the mid 60s, when they campaigned for an armed struggle to grow a communist regime.

It seemed, the Chinese leadership was waiting for favorable circumstance and opportunity to establish a proletarian third world.

After the death of Mao Zedong the Chinese leadership has gradually shifted from the policy of exporting revolution towards exporting Chinese industrial products to third world countries. China also shifted from a controlled economy to a free market economy. Under the communist party leadership China turned into a capitalist country. China has the world's fastest-growing economy with average growth rates of 10% over 30 years. The economic success of China has developed a geopolitical ambition like Mao's to be a world player.

Now China is at its most prosperous in its history and present President Xi Jinping is the most powerful leader after Mao Zedong. Under Xi's leadership, China has promoted vigorous growth of military might and geopolitical influence. President Xi's aspiration is boosting China to gain the prime role on the stage of the global power game and to subdue US dominance. The rivalry between the USA and China is on a range of different issues such as the South China Sea, cyber security, trade disputes, human rights and intellectual property rights.

After attaining power, Shifting from the previous policy of peaceful coexistence with its neighbors, Xi has introduced a nationalistic and aggressive stance in foreign policy regarding dealings with his counterparts. He is looking for geographical expansion of Chinese territory and increasing the Chinese influence all over the world. China already has claims over almost the entire South China Sea and its islands and reefs. The South China Sea is also claimed in part by the Philippines, Vietnam, Malaysia, Taiwan and Brunei. China has constructed three artificial islands in the South China Sea ignoring cries from its neighbors. Xi also took a very strong stance on the Senkaku/Diaoyu islands issue with Japan and declared an Air defense identification Zone in the area. Along with Japan, the US has opposed the Chinese actions in the South China Sea.

Responding to US criticism, China was critical of the presence of the U.S. in Asia Pacific Ocean waters and the US "strategic pivot" to Asia.

"Matters in Asia ultimately must be taken care of by Asians. Asia's problems ultimately must be resolved by Asians and Asia's security ultimately must be protected by Asians", Xi told a regional conference in Shanghai on 21 May 2014. Indicating the USA's interference in Asia Xi called on Asian countries to unite and forge a way together, rather than get involved with third party powers. Subsequent to this, Xi announced his One Belt and One Road initiatives to persuade the world.

The 'One Belt, One Road (OBOR) consists of two routes-one overland "Silk Road Economic Belt", another "21 st -Century Maritime Silk Road" in an objective to link China economically to Europe through countries across Eurasia, Africa and the Indian Ocean. The land corridors are China-Mongolia-Russia; China-Central Asia-West Asia; the China-Indochina peninsula; China-Pakistan; and Bangladesh-China-India-Myanmar. The OBOR will integrate of the region into an interconnected economic area through building infrastructure, increasing cultural exchanges, and broadening trade. China is investing to build infrastructure such as railways, roads, ports, energy systems and telecommunications networks to implement OBOR. On the Maritime Silk Road, China will invest to improve efficiency and security of the major sea ports along the routes.

China's banks are providing massive funds for Chinese enterprise to construct infrastructure while the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) will provide loans for other countries. AIIB has issued the first loans for Indonesia, Bangladesh, Pakistan and Tajikistan. The Bank of China has clarified that the Renminbi (Chinese currency) will be the main trading and investment currency. Entering the Chinese Banks into new OBOR countries will promote the globalization of the Chinese economy. China also called upon Chinese expatriates to invest in OBOR projects.

The Chinese President has played his OBOR card when the USA, the prime competitor to China, got an egotistic and unpredictable President like Donald Trump. XI's OBOR initiatives are contending as the USA turns to isolationism and protectionism.

The USA and its allies are under threat of raising extreme nationalism and communalism. Donald Trump likes to appear as a nationalistic President rather than an international player. In the meantime, Donald trump decided to withdraw from the Paris climate treaty and ignore USA global responsibility. On the contrary Chinese President Xi asserted his eagerness to implement the Paris Climate treaty and intention to work with European leaders.

Emerging as European core ally, Xi also called for more Chinese responsibility for global issues.

Xi's stance on global affairs impacted positively on his OBOR initiatives. Now the relationship between China and Western Europe is at its highest level of cooperation since the Chinese revolution. Therefore China got a very positive response from Western Europe regarding OBOR initiatives.

So the conference on the Belt and Road Forum for International Cooperation, which was held last May was participated in by representatives from all Western European countries including Swiss President Doris Leuthard, Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras, and Italian Prime Minister Paolo Gentiloni. Germany and France are not very enthusiastic about OBOR, but they look for business opportunities which would come from OBOR. In a nutshell, every country of the planet, even the USA private sector is keen to explore the cost and benefits of the enormously ambitious project. It is not surprising that the OBOR initiative has belted a wide range of countries from Asia and Africa to Europe and even South America.

Apart from heads of state, Executives of 61 international organizations attended the summit, including UN secretary general António Guterres, president of the World Bank Jim Yong Kim and managing director of the International Monetary Fund Christine Lagarde.

Leaders of ASEAN Countries including Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte, Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak, Vietnamese President Tran Dai Quang and Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen, participated in the OBOR summit and not surprisingly that they moved aside from their dispute with China on the South China Sea.

However, OBOR have been criticized for dominating tiny economies through long-term control of infrastructures, natural resources and associated land assets. China may control the OBOR countries market, labor and exports through transferring Chinese-own production units to those countries. Some also doubt the efficiency of Chinese Banks. Another allegation is that in the context of security measures the Chinese Liberation Army could dominate all the geographical routes of OBOR area and could intervene in internal affairs.

On the other side of coin, the OBOR countries will benefit from Chinese investment much more than from World Bank or IMF loans. So, the OBOR initiative is universally welcomed by both developed and developing countries. The Developing countries (Mao's Third World) have huge demands for infrastructure development and required funding, which they can easily obtain from the OBOR fund. Therefore the developing countries are very positive when they analyze the objectives of OBOR.

Historically, the Chinese Dragon used to shock the world when it woke up from hibernation. It woke up in 1949 from opium addiction and the Chinese Revolution (the first Dragon of New China) surprised the world. Again the Chinese Dragon hibernated in the 1960s following Mao Zedong's cultural- revolution. During the Cultural Revolution Mao Zedong closed the Chinese door for 10 years but surprisingly he initiated opening the door for imperialist 'puppet-tiger' USA through 'ping-pong' diplomacy. His step was very significant for awaking the new Chinese-Dragon.

The whole world was astonished again when the Chinese manufacturing dragon, the second dragon occupied the global market in 1980s. Nowadays, nobody can ignore Chinese commodities for even a single day.

The third dragon is Xi's OBOR initiatives, the world is waiting for the outcome of OBOR, which has already commenced its journey and roams across all the continents and oceans of the planet.

Sazzad Haider is a writer and filmmaker living in Bangladesh. He edits The Diplomatic Journal.

[Apr 29, 2018] Macron The Last Multilateralist by Patrick J. Buchanan

He wants the return of France colonial glory.
Notable quotes:
"... Patrick J. Buchanan is the author of a new book, ..."
"... . To find out more about Patrick Buchanan and read features by other Creators writers and cartoonists, visit the Creators website at www.creators.com. ..."
Apr 27, 2018 | www.theamericanconservative.com

"Together," President Macron instructed President Trump, "we can resist the rise of aggressive nationalisms that deny our history and divide the world."

In an address before Congress on Wednesday, France's Macron denounced "extreme nationalism," invoked the UN, NATO, WTO, and Paris climate accord, and implored Trump's America to come home to the New World Order.

"The United States is the one who invented this multilateralism," Macron went on, "you are the one now who has to help preserve and reinvent it."

His visit was hailed and his views cheered, but on reflection, the ideas of Emmanuel Macron seem to be less about tomorrow than yesterday. For the world he celebrates is receding into history. The America of 2018 is coming to see NATO as having evolved into an endless U.S. commitment to go to war with Russia on behalf of a rich Europe that resolutely refuses to provide for its own defense.

Since the WTO was created in the mid-90s, the U.S. has run $12 trillion in trade deficits, and among the organization's biggest beneficiaries -- the EU. Under the Paris climate accord, environmental restrictions are put upon the United States from which China is exempt. As for the UN, is that sinkhole of anti-Americanism, the General Assembly, really worth the scores of billions we have plunged into it?

"Aggressive nationalism" is a term that might well fit Napoleon Bonaparte, whose Arc de Triomphe sits on the Champs-Elysees. But does it really fit the Hungarians, Poles, Brits, Scots, Catalans, and other indigenous peoples of Europe who are now using democratic methods and means to preserve their national homes?

And the United States would seem an odd place to go about venting on "aggressive nationalisms that deny our history." Did Macron not learn at the Lycee Henri IV in Paris or the Ecole Nationale d'Administration how the Americans acquired all that land? General Washington, at whose Mount Vernon home Macron dined, was a nationalist who fought for six years to sever America's ties to the nation under which he was born. How does Macron think Andrew Jackson acquired Florida from Spain, Sam Houston acquired Texas from Mexico, and Winfield Scott and Zachary Taylor acquired the Southwest? By bartering?

Aggressive nationalism is a good synonym for the Manifest Destiny of a republic that went about relieving Spain of Cuba, Puerto Rico, Guam, and the Philippines. How does Macron think the "New World" was conquered and colonized if not by aggressive British, French, and Spanish nationalists determined to impose their rule upon weaker indigenous tribes? Was it not nationalism that broke up the USSR into 15 nations?

Was not the Zionist movement that resurrected Israel in 1948, and in 1967 captured the West Bank and then annexed East Jerusalem and the Golan Heights, a manifestation of aggressive nationalism?

Macron is an echo of George H.W. Bush who in Kiev in 1991 warned Ukrainians against the "suicidal nationalism" of declaring independence from the Russian Federation. "Aggressive nationalisms divide the world," warns Macron. Well, yes, they do, which is why we have now 194 members of the U.N., rather than the original 50. Is this a problem? "Together," said Macron, "we will build a new, strong multilateralism that defends pluralism and democracy in the face of ill winds."

Macron belongs to a political class that sees open borders and free trade thickening and tightening the ties of dependency, and eventually creating a One Europe whose destiny his crowd will forever control.

But if his idea of pluralism is multiracial, multiethnic, and multicultural nations, with a multilateral EU overlord, he is describing a future that tens of millions of Europeans believe means the deaths of the nations that give meaning to their lives.

And they will not go gently into that good night.

In America, too, millions have come to recognize that there is a method to the seeming madness of open borders. Name of the game: dispossessing the deplorables of the country they love.

With open borders and mass migration of over a million people a year into the USA, almost all of them from third-world countries that vote 70 to 90 percent Democratic, the left is foreclosing the future. They're converting the greatest country of the West into what Teddy Roosevelt called a "polyglot boarding house for the world." And in that boarding house the left will have a lock on the presidency.

With the collaboration of co-conspirators in the media, progressives throw a cloak of altruism over the cynical seizure of permanent power.

For, as the millions of immigrants here legally and illegally register, and the vote is extended to prison inmates, ex-cons, and 16-year-olds, the political complexion of America will come to resemble San Francisco.

End goal: ensure that what happened in 2016, when the nation rose up and threw out a despised establishment, never happens again.

Patrick J. Buchanan is the author of a new book, Nixon's White House Wars: The Battles That Made and Broke a President and Divided America Forever . To find out more about Patrick Buchanan and read features by other Creators writers and cartoonists, visit the Creators website at www.creators.com.

[Apr 11, 2018] History of the Jewish People

Apr 11, 2018 | www.unz.com

Ron Unz , April 11, 2018 at 4:16 am GMT

@anonymous

If either/both could get their hands on Heinrich Graetz's History of the Jewish People, vol. 5, Graetz traces the influence of Manasseh ben Israel ??? on first, Dutch Europeans then British, especially Cromwell.

Actually, the entire massive six volume set is online here, in a much more convenient and readable form, fully searchable as well:

http://www.unz.com/book/heinrich_graetz__history-of-the-jews/

[Apr 02, 2018] Russophobia Anti-Russian Lobby and American Foreign Policy by A. Tsygankov

Highly recommended!
Notable quotes:
"... I wanted to investigate whether the growing volume of criticism toward Russia, sometimes by people who could hardly claim to be knowledgeable about the country, concealed a political agenda. ..."
"... I discovered evidence of Russophobia shared by different circles within the American political class and promoted through programs and conferences at various think tanks, congressional testimonies, activities of NGOs, and the media. Russophobia is not merely a critique of Russia, but a critique beyond any sense of proportion, waged with the purpose of undermining the nation's political reputation. ..."
"... To these individuals, Russophobia is merely a means to pressure the Kremlin into submitting to the United States in the execution of its grand plans to control the world's most precious resources and geostrategic sites. In the meantime, Russia has grown increasingly resentful, and the war in the Caucasus in August 2008 has demonstrated that Russia is prepared to act unilaterally to stop what it views as US unilateralism in the former Soviet region. ..."
"... Anti-American attitudes are strongly present in Russian media and cultural products, as a response to the US policies of nuclear, energy, and military supremacy in the world. Extreme hegemonic policies tend to provoke an extreme response, and Russian nationalist movements and often commentators react harshly to what they view as unilateral encroachment on Russia's political system and foreign policy interests. Russia's reactions to these policies by the United States are highly negative and frequently inadequate, but hardly more extreme than the American hegemonic and imperial discourse. ..."
"... The central objective of the Lobby has been to preserve and strengthen America's power in the post-Cold War world through imperial or hegemonic policies. The Lobby has viewed Russia with its formidable nuclear power, energy reserves, and important geostrategic location as a major obstacle in achieving this objective. Even during the 1990s, when Russia looked more like a failing state3 than one capable of projecting power, some members of the American political class were worried about the future revival of the Eurasian giant as a revisionist power. In their percep- tion, it was essential to keep Russia in a state of military and economic weakness-not so much out of emotional hatred for the Russian people and their culture, but to preserve American security and promote its val- ues across the world. To many within the Lobby, Russophobia became a useful device for exerting pressures on Russia and controlling its policies. Although to some the idea of undermining and, possibly, dismembering Russia was personal, to others it was a necessity of power dictated by the realities of international politics. ..."
"... According to this dominant vision, there was simply no place in this "New American Century" for power competitors, and America was destined eventually to assume control over potentially threatening military capabilities and energy reserves of others. As the two founders of the Project for the New' American Century (PNAC), William Kristol and Robert Kagan, asserted when referring to the large military forces of Russia and China, "American statesmen today ought to recognize that their charge is not to await the arrival of the next great threat, but rather to shape the international environment to prevent such a threat from arising in the first place."4 ..."
"... Russia was either to agree to assist the United States in preserving its world-power status or be forced to agree. It had to either follow the U.S. interpretation of world affairs and develop a political and economic system sufficiently open to American influences or live as a pariah state, smeared by accusations of pernicious behavior, and in constant fear for its survival in the America-centered world. As far as the U.S. hegemonic elites were concerned, no other choice was available. ..."
"... This hegemonic mood was largely consistent with mainstream ideas within the American establishment immediately following the end of the Cold War. For example, 1989 saw the unification of Germany and the further meltdown of the Soviet Union, which some characterized as "the best period of U.S. foreign policy ever."5 President Jimmy Carter's former national security advisor Zbigniew Brzezinski envisioned the upcoming victory of the West by celebrating the Soviet Union's "grand failure."6 ..."
"... Charles Krauthammer, went as far as to proclaim the arrival of the United States' "unipolar moment," a period in which only one super- power, the United States, would stand above the rest of the world in its military, economic, and ideological capacity ..."
"... The mid-1990s saw the emergence of post-Soviet Russophobia. The Lobby's ideology was not principally new, as it still contained the three central myths of Sovietophobia left over from the Cold War era: Russia is inherently imperialist, autocratic, and anti-Western. This ideology now had to be modified to the new conditions and promoted politically, which required a tightening of the Lobby's unity, winning new allies within the establishment, and gaining public support.15 ..."
"... During the period of 2003-2008, Vice President Richard Dick Cheney formed a cohesive and bipartisan group of Russia critics, who pushed for a more confrontational approach with the Kremlin. ..."
"... Cheney could not tolerate opposition to what he saw as a critical step in establishing worldwide US hegemony. He was also harboring the idea of controlling Russia's energy reserves.91 ..."
"... In Russia, however, the Cold War story has been mainly about sovereignty and independence, rather than Western-style liberalism. To many Russians it is a story of freedom from colonization by the West and of preserving important attributes of sovereign statehood. ..."
"... In a world where neocolonialism and cultural imperialism are potent forces, the idea of freedom as independence continues to have strong international appeal and remains a powerful alternative to the notion of liberal democracy. ..."
"... The West's unwillingness to recognize the importance of this legitimizing myth in the role of communist ideology has served as a key reason for the Cold War.5 Like their Western counterparts, the Soviets were debating over methods but not the larger assumptions that defined their struggle. ..."
"... Yet another analyst wrote "at the Cold War's end, the United States was given one of the great opportunities of history: to embrace Russia, the largest nation on earth, as partner, friend, ally. Our mutual interests meshed almost perfectly. There was no ideological, territorial, his- toric or economic quarrel between us, once communist ideology was interred. We blew it. We moved NATO onto Russia's front porch, ignored her valid interests and concerns, and, with our 'indispensable-nation' arrogance, treated her as a defeated power, as France treated Weimar Germany after Versailles."114 ..."
Jun 09, 2017 | www.amazon.com

It was during the spring of 2006 that I began this project. I wanted to investigate whether the growing volume of criticism toward Russia, sometimes by people who could hardly claim to be knowledgeable about the country, concealed a political agenda.

As I researched the subject, I discovered evidence of Russophobia shared by different circles within the American political class and promoted through programs and conferences at various think tanks, congressional testimonies, activities of NGOs, and the media. Russophobia is not merely a critique of Russia, but a critique beyond any sense of proportion, waged with the purpose of undermining the nation's political reputation.

... ... ....

Although a critical analysis of Russia and its political system is entirely legitimate, the issue is the balance of such analysis. Russia's role in the world is growing, yet many U.S. politicians feel that Russia doesn't matter in the global arena. Preoccupied with international issues, such as Iraq and Afghanistan, they find it difficult to accept that they now have to nego- tiate and coordinate their international policies with a nation that only yesterday seemed so weak, introspective, and dependent on the West. To these individuals, Russophobia is merely a means to pressure the Kremlin into submitting to the United States in the execution of its grand plans to control the world's most precious resources and geostrategic sites. In the meantime, Russia has grown increasingly resentful, and the war in the Caucasus in August 2008 has demonstrated that Russia is prepared to act unilaterally to stop what it views as US unilateralism in the former Soviet region.

And some in Moscow are tempted to provoke a much greater confrontation with Western states. The attitude of ignorance and self-righteousness toward Russia tells us volumes about the United States' lack of preparation for the twenty-first century's central challenges that include political instability, weapons proliferation, and energy insecurity. Despite the dislike of Russia by a considerable number of American elites, this attitude is far from universally shared. Many Americans understand that Russia has gone a long way from communism and that the overwhelming support for Putin's policies at home cannot be adequately explained by high oil prices and the Kremlin's manipulation of the public-despite the frequent assertions of Russophobic observers.

Balanced analysts are also aware that many Russian problems are typical difficulties that nations encounter with state-building, and should not be presented as indicative of Russia's "inherent drive" to autocracy or empire. As the United States and Russia move further to the twenty-first century, it will be increasingly important to redefine the relationship between the two nations in a mutually enriching way.

Political and cultural phobias are, of course, not limited to those of an anti-Russian nature. For instance, Russia has its share of America-phobia -- a phenomenon that I have partly researched in my book Whose World Order (Notre Dame, 2004) and in several articles. Anti-American attitudes are strongly present in Russian media and cultural products, as a response to the US policies of nuclear, energy, and military supremacy in the world. Extreme hegemonic policies tend to provoke an extreme response, and Russian nationalist movements and often commentators react harshly to what they view as unilateral encroachment on Russia's political system and foreign policy interests. Russia's reactions to these policies by the United States are highly negative and frequently inadequate, but hardly more extreme than the American hegemonic and imperial discourse.

The Anti-Russian Lobby

When the facile optimism was disappointed, Western euphoria faded, and Russophobia returned ... The new Russophobia was expressed not by the governments, but in the statements of out-of-office politicians, the publications of academic experts, the sensational writings of jour- nalists, and the products of the entertainment industry. (Rodric Braithwaite, Across the Moscow River, 2002)1

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Russophobia is not a myth, not an invention of the Red-Brovvns, but a real phenomenon of political thought in the main political think tanks in the West . .. [T]he Yeltsin-Kozyrev's pro-U.S. "giveaway game" was approved across the ocean. There is reason to say that the period in ques- tion left the West with the illusion that Russia's role was to serve Washington's interests and that it would remain such in the future. (Sergei Mikoyati, International Affairs /October 2006j)2

This chapter formulates a theory of Russophobia and the anti-Russian lobby's influence on the U.S. Russia policy. 1 discuss the Lobby's objec- tives, its tactics to achieve them, the history of its formation and rise to prominence, and the conditions that preserved its influence in the after- math of 9/11.1 argue that Russophobia has been important to American hegemonic elites in pressuring Russia for economic and political conces- sions in the post-Cold War era.

1. Goals and Means

Objectives

The central objective of the Lobby has been to preserve and strengthen America's power in the post-Cold War world through imperial or hegemonic policies. The Lobby has viewed Russia with its formidable nuclear power, energy reserves, and important geostrategic location as a major obstacle in achieving this objective. Even during the 1990s, when Russia looked more like a failing state3 than one capable of projecting power, some members of the American political class were worried about the future revival of the Eurasian giant as a revisionist power. In their percep- tion, it was essential to keep Russia in a state of military and economic weakness-not so much out of emotional hatred for the Russian people and their culture, but to preserve American security and promote its val- ues across the world. To many within the Lobby, Russophobia became a useful device for exerting pressures on Russia and controlling its policies. Although to some the idea of undermining and, possibly, dismembering Russia was personal, to others it was a necessity of power dictated by the realities of international politics.

According to this dominant vision, there was simply no place in this "New American Century" for power competitors, and America was destined eventually to assume control over potentially threatening military capabilities and energy reserves of others. As the two founders of the Project for the New' American Century (PNAC), William Kristol and Robert Kagan, asserted when referring to the large military forces of Russia and China, "American statesmen today ought to recognize that their charge is not to await the arrival of the next great threat, but rather to shape the international environment to prevent such a threat from arising in the first place."4

Russia was either to agree to assist the United States in preserving its world-power status or be forced to agree. It had to either follow the U.S. interpretation of world affairs and develop a political and economic system sufficiently open to American influences or live as a pariah state, smeared by accusations of pernicious behavior, and in constant fear for its survival in the America-centered world. As far as the U.S. hegemonic elites were concerned, no other choice was available.

This hegemonic mood was largely consistent with mainstream ideas within the American establishment immediately following the end of the Cold War. For example, 1989 saw the unification of Germany and the further meltdown of the Soviet Union, which some characterized as "the best period of U.S. foreign policy ever."5 President Jimmy Carter's former national security advisor Zbigniew Brzezinski envisioned the upcoming victory of the West by celebrating the Soviet Union's "grand failure."6

In his view, the Soviet "totalitarian" state was incapable of reform. Communism's decline was therefore irreversible and inevitable. It would have made the system's "practice and its dogma largely irrelevant to the human conditions," and communism would be remembered as the twentieth century's "political and intellectual aberration."7 Other com- mentators argued the case for a global spread of Western values. In 1990 Francis Fukuyama first formulated his triumphalist "end of history" thesis, arguing a global ascendancy of the Western-style market democracy.®

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Marc Plattner declared the emergence of a "world with one dominant principle of legitimacy, democracy."9 When the Soviet system had indeed disintegrated, the leading establishment journal Foreign Affairs pronounced that "the Soviet system collapsed because of what it was, or more exactly, because of what it was not. The West 'won' because of what the democracies were-because they were free, prosperous and successful, because they did justice, or convincingly tried to do so."10 Still others, such as Charles Krauthammer, went as far as to proclaim the arrival of the United States' "unipolar moment," a period in which only one super- power, the United States, would stand above the rest of the world in its military, economic, and ideological capacity.11

In this context of U.S. triumphalism, at least some Russophobes expected Russia to follow the American agenda. Still, they were worried that Russia may still have surprises to offer and would recover as an enemy.12

Soon after the Soviet disintegration, Russia indeed surprised many, although not quite in the sense of presenting a power challenge to the United States. Rather, the surprise was the unexpectedly high degree of corruption, social and economic decay, and the rapid disappointment of pro-Western reforms inside Russia. By late 1992, the domestic economic situation was much worsened, as the failure of Western-style shock ther- apy reform put most of the population on the verge of poverty. Russia was preoccupied not with the projection of power but with survival, as poverty, crime, and corruption degraded it from the status of the indus- trialized country it once was. In the meantime, the economy was largely controlled by and divided among former high-ranking party and state officials and their associates. The so-called oligarchs, or a group of extremely wealthy individuals, played the role of the new post-Soviet nomenklatura; they influenced many key decisions of the state and suc- cessfully blocked the development of small- and medium-sized business in the country.13 Under these conditions, the Russophobes warned that the conditions in Russia may soon be ripe for the rise of an anti-Western nationalist regime and that Russia was not fit for any partnership with the United States.14

The mid-1990s saw the emergence of post-Soviet Russophobia. The Lobby's ideology was not principally new, as it still contained the three central myths of Sovietophobia left over from the Cold War era: Russia is inherently imperialist, autocratic, and anti-Western. This ideology now had to be modified to the new conditions and promoted politically, which required a tightening of the Lobby's unity, winning new allies within the establishment, and gaining public support.15

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The impact of structural and institutional factors is further reinforced by policy factors, such as the divide within the policy community and the lack of presidential leadership. Not infrequently, politicians tend to defend their personal and corporate interests, and lobbying makes a difference in the absence of firm policy commitments.

Experts recognize that the community of Russia watchers is split and that the split, which goes all the way to the White House, has been responsible for the absence of a coherent policy toward the country. During the period of 2003-2008, Vice President Richard Dick Cheney formed a cohesive and bipartisan group of Russia critics, who pushed for a more confrontational approach with the Kremlin. The brain behind the invasion of Iraq, Cheney could not tolerate opposition to what he saw as a critical step in establishing worldwide US hegemony. He was also harboring the idea of controlling Russia's energy reserves.91

Since November 2004, when the administration launched a review of its policy on Russia,92 Cheney became a critically important voice in whom the Lobby found its advocate. Secretaries of State Condoleezza Rice and, until November 2004, Colin Powell opposed the vice president's approach, arguing for a softer and more accommodating style in relations with Moscow.

President Bush generally sided with Rice and Powell, but he proved unable to form a consistent Russia policy. Because of America's involvement in the Middle East, Bush failed to provide the leadership committed to devising mutually acceptable rules in relations with Russia that could have prevented the deterioration in their relationship. Since the end of 2003, he also became doubtful about the direction of Russia's domestic transformation.93 As a result, the promising post-9/11 cooperation never materialized. The new cold war and the American Sense of History

It's time we start thinking of Vladimir Putin's Russia as an enemy of the United States. (Bret Stephens, "Russia: The Enemy," The Wall Street Journal, November 28, 2006)

If today's reality of Russian politics continues ... then there is the real risk that Russia's leadership will be seen, externally and internally, as illegitimate. (John Edwards and Jack Kemp, "We Need to Be Tough with Russia," International Herald Tribune, July 12, 2006)

On Iran, Kosovo, U.S. missile defense, Iraq, the Caucasus and Caspian basin, Ukraine-the list goes on-Russia puts itself in conflict with the U.S. and its allies . . . here are worse models than the united Western stand that won the Cold War the first time around.

("Putin Institutionalized," The Wall Street Journal, November 19, 2007) In order to derail the U.S.-Russia partnership, the Lobby has sought to revive the image of Russias as an enemy of the United States. The Russophobic groups have exploited important differences between the two countries' historical self-perceptions, presenting those differences as incompatible.

1. Contested History

Two versions of history

The story of the Cold War as told from the U.S. perspective is about American ideas of Western-style democracy as rescued from the Soviet threat of totalitarian communism. Although scholars and politicians disagreed over the methods of responding to the Soviet threat, they rarely questioned their underlying assumptions about history and freedom.' It therefore should not come as surprise that many in the United States have interpreted the end of the Cold War as a victory of the Western freedom narrative. Celebrating the Soviet Union's "grand failure"-as Zbigniew Brzezinski put it2-the American discourse assumed that from now on there would be little resistance to freedom's worldwide progression. When Francis Fukuyama offered his bold summary of these optimistic feelings and asserted in a famous passage that "what we may be witnessing is not just the end of the Cold War... but the end of history as such,"3 he meant to convey the disappearance of an alternative to the familiar idea of free- dom, or "the universalization of Western liberal democracy as the final form of human government."4

In Russia, however, the Cold War story has been mainly about sovereignty and independence, rather than Western-style liberalism. To many Russians it is a story of freedom from colonization by the West and of preserving important attributes of sovereign statehood.

In a world where neocolonialism and cultural imperialism are potent forces, the idea of freedom as independence continues to have strong international appeal and remains a powerful alternative to the notion of liberal democracy. Russians formulated the narrative of independence centuries ago, as they successfully withstood external invasions from Napoleon to Hitler. The defeat of the Nazi regime was important to the Soviets because it legitimized their claims to continue with the tradition of freedom as independence.

The West's unwillingness to recognize the importance of this legitimizing myth in the role of communist ideology has served as a key reason for the Cold War.5 Like their Western counterparts, the Soviets were debating over methods but not the larger assumptions that defined their struggle.

This helps to understand why Russians could never agree with the Western interpretation of the end of the Cold War. What they find missing from the U.S. narrative is the tribute to Russia's ability to defend its freedom from expansionist ambitions of larger powers. The Cold War too is viewed by many Russians as a necessarily defensive response to the West's policies, and it is important that even while occupying Eastern Europe, the Soviets never celebrated the occupation, emphasizing instead the war vic- tory.6 The Russians officially admitted "moral responsibility" and apolo- gized for the Soviet invasions of Hungary and Czechoslovakia.7 They may be prepared to fully recognize the postwar occupation of Eastern Europe, but only in the context of the two sides' responsibility for the Cold War. Russians also find it offensive that Western VE Day celebrations ignore the crucial contribution of Soviet troops, even though none of the Allies, as one historian put it, "paid dearer than the Soviet Union for the victory. Forty Private Ivans fell in battle to every Private Ryan."8 Victory over Nazi Germany constitutes, as another Russian wrote, "the only undisputable foundation of the national myth."9

If the two sides are to build foundations for a future partnership, the two historical narratives must be bridged. First, it is important to recognize the difficulty of negotiating a common meaning of freedom and accept that the idea of freedom may vary greatly across nations. The urge for freedom may be universal, but its social content is a specific product of national his- tories and local circumstances. For instance, the American vision of democracy initially downplayed the role of elections and emphasized selection by merit or meritocracy. Under the influence of the Great Depression, the notion of democracy incorporated a strong egalitarian and poverty-fighting component, and it was not until the Cold War- and not without its influence-that democracy has become associated with elections and pluralistic institutions.10 Second, it is essential to acknowledge the two nations' mutual respon- sibility for the misunderstanding that has resulted in the Cold War. A historically sensitive account will recognize that both sides were thinking in terms of expanding a territorial space to protect their visions of security. While the Soviets wanted to create a buffer zone to prevent a future attack from Germany, the Americans believed in reconstructing the European continent in accordance with their ideas of security and democracy. A mutual mistrust of the two countries' leaders exacerbated the situation, making it ever more difficult to prevent a full-fledged political confronta- tion. Western leaders had reason to be suspicious of Stalin, who, in his turn, was driven by the perception of the West's greed and by betrayals from the dubious Treaty of Versailles to the appeasement of Hitler in Munich. Arrangements for the post-World War II world made by Britain, the USSR, and the United States proved insufficient to address these deep-seated suspicions.

In addition, most Eastern European states created as a result of the Versailles Treaty were neither free nor democratic and collaborated with Nazi Germany in its racist and expansionist policies. The European post-World War 1 security system was not working properly, and it was only a matter of time before it would have to be transformed.

Third, if an agreeable historical account is to emerge, it would have to accept that the end of the Cold War was a product of mutually beneficial a second Cold War, "it also does not want the reversal of the U.S. geopolitical gains that it made in the decade or so after the end of the Cold War."112 Another expert asked, "What possible explanation is there for the fact that today-at a moment when both the U.S. and Russia face the common enemy of Islamist terrorism-hard-liners within the Bush administration, and especially in the office of Vice President Dick Cheney, are arguing for a new tough line against Moscow along the lines of a scaled-down Cold War?"113

Yet another analyst wrote "at the Cold War's end, the United States was given one of the great opportunities of history: to embrace Russia, the largest nation on earth, as partner, friend, ally. Our mutual interests meshed almost perfectly. There was no ideological, territorial, his- toric or economic quarrel between us, once communist ideology was interred. We blew it. We moved NATO onto Russia's front porch, ignored her valid interests and concerns, and, with our 'indispensable-nation' arrogance, treated her as a defeated power, as France treated Weimar Germany after Versailles."114

[Mar 28, 2018] Britain Has No Clue Why It's Punishing Russia by Mark Galeotti

Firs of all Mark Galeotti is very weak. That's incurable.
I want your money poor Pinocchio -- that the new slogan of May government. Kind of compensation for Brexit losses at Russian oligarchs expense.
What Russophobe Galiotti does not understand is that this another nail in the coffin of neoliberalism. As soon as you start to distriminate between oligarche neoliberalism stops and nationalism starts
Notable quotes:
"... Of course, the irony is that by driving out Russian money, London would in part be doing Putin's work for him ..."
"... He has launched a " de-offshorization " campaign to try to persuade, cajole, and intimidate oligarchs and minigarchs into bringing their money back home. Along with the stabilization of the economy as a whole, this has had some limited success. While more than $31 billion flowed out of the country last year alone, this is a dramatic fall from 2014's $154 billion . ..."
"... The thought that Britain would actually be returning capital into Putin's grasp may be an uncomfortable one. After all, a third possible policy goal would be actively to seek to undermine the regime in Moscow. ..."
Mar 28, 2018 | foreignpolicy.com

This is also a project in which further international cooperation would be crucial. Chasing that money and the influence it buys out of London but seeing it find comfortable new homes in Paris, Frankfurt, and New York is only half the job done and will do little to chasten Moscow. Although it will be difficult to persuade others to turn away tempting business, the unexpected support Britain is receiving from European Union partners in particular suggests this may be an opportune moment to convince them that in its experience this money is too toxic to be safe and that this is a Western, not just a British, problem.

Of course, the irony is that by driving out Russian money, London would in part be doing Putin's work for him . Since 2014, the Russian economy has been in the doldrums. Furthermore, Putin is a man who understands power better than economics, and he is unhappy to see elites stash their money outside his grasp.

Putin is a man who understands power better than economics, and he is unhappy to see elites stash their money outside his grasp.

He has launched a " de-offshorization " campaign to try to persuade, cajole, and intimidate oligarchs and minigarchs into bringing their money back home. Along with the stabilization of the economy as a whole, this has had some limited success. While more than $31 billion flowed out of the country last year alone, this is a dramatic fall from 2014's $154 billion .

The thought that Britain would actually be returning capital into Putin's grasp may be an uncomfortable one. After all, a third possible policy goal would be actively to seek to undermine the regime in Moscow. Overt efforts at regime change would be dangerous and likely counterproductive, but London may feel that it should not pass up opportunities to weaken the Kremlin

London may feel that it should not pass up opportunities to weaken the Kremlin
, in the hope that this may tame its appetite for playing confrontational geopolitics.

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Mark Galeotti is a senior research fellow at the Institute of International Affairs Prague and a visiting fellow with the European Council on Foreign Relations.

[Mar 27, 2018] Entangling alliances or scoring at home Why US went out of its way with Russian diplomat expulsions

16 EU states now expelling 33 Russian diplomats
Notable quotes:
"... "intelligence officers" ..."
"... In addition to expelling the diplomats, Trump ordered the closure of the Russian consulate in Seattle, Washington. The decision cited the consulate's proximity to a US submarine base and to Boeing production facilities, implying the diplomats were really intelligence operatives. ..."
"... That was echoed by White House deputy press secretary Raj Shah, who told reporters the expulsion is aimed at "significantly degrading their intelligence capabilities around the world, not just in the US." ..."
"... "coordinated with NATO allies," ..."
"... "brazen and reckless" ..."
"... "highly likely" ..."
"... "Thousand-year Reich" ..."
"... "joined at the hip" ..."
"... "entangling alliances," ..."
"... "blindly follow the principle of Euro-Atlantic unity at the expense of common sense, the rules of civilized state-to-state dialogue and the principles of international law," ..."
"... "up to the Russian government and up to Putin," ..."
"... "special relationship" ..."
"... "What we are witnessing now is part of a long-term program of unbridled Russophobia," ..."
"... "what took so long" ..."
"... "Russian oligarchs" ..."
"... "The Roman Empire had no need for diplomacy. Nor does the United States, ..."
Mar 27, 2018 | www.rt.com

The decision to expel 60 Russian diplomats suggests that President Donald Trump is either following the siren call of 'entangling alliances,' or taking the lead in escalating the conflict with Moscow to appease domestic critics. Not only did Trump's order affect more than twice as many diplomats as the March 14 move by London, it accounts for more than half of the total Russian diplomats expelled by various US allies on Monday. Monday's action is the biggest expulsion of alleged "intelligence officers" since the Cold War and the largest in US history, according to US ambassador to Russia, Jon Huntsman.

Though Trump campaigned on the "America First" foreign policy , openly critical of the nation-building and "humanitarian" interventions his predecessors engaged in, little of that remains after the first year of his presidency. The media and the opposition Democrats appear to have buttonholed the president with never-ending accusations that he is somehow "soft" on Russia.

Read more 2017 could have been year Russia and US made up. Now they stand on brink of new Cold War

In reality, the current administration has taken the hostility toward Moscow, inherited from Barack Obama's second term, and turned it up a notch, from pressuring Russian media to register as foreign agents and approving the sale of anti-tank missiles to Ukraine, to expelling more Russian diplomats and shutting down consulates .

In addition to expelling the diplomats, Trump ordered the closure of the Russian consulate in Seattle, Washington. The decision cited the consulate's proximity to a US submarine base and to Boeing production facilities, implying the diplomats were really intelligence operatives.

That was echoed by White House deputy press secretary Raj Shah, who told reporters the expulsion is aimed at "significantly degrading their intelligence capabilities around the world, not just in the US."

Shah said the move was "coordinated with NATO allies," and represented a US response to Russia's "brazen and reckless" actions, namely, the alleged nerve agent attack that reportedly injured former spy Sergei Skripal and his daughter Yulia in Salisbury, UK, three weeks ago.

16 EU states now expelling 33 Russian diplos
🇩🇪 Germany 4
🇵🇱 Poland 4
🇨🇵 France 4
🇨🇿 Czech 3
🇱🇹 Lithuania 3
🇮🇹 Italy 2
🇩🇰 Denmark 2
🇳🇱 Netherlands 2
🇪🇸 Spain 2
🇱🇻 Latvia 1
🇫🇮 Finland 1
🇪🇪 Estonia 1
🇷🇴 Romania 1
🇸🇪 Sweden 1
🇭🇷 Croatia 1
🇭🇺 Hungary 1

-- Danny Kemp (@dannyctkemp) March 26, 2018

British authorities have asserted that Russia was "highly likely" to have been behind the incident, but have refused to provide any evidence to back up Prime Minister Theresa May and Foreign Minister Boris Johnson's words. Johnson even went so far as to compare Russian President Vladimir Putin to Adolf Hitler - twice! - though it was Russia that carried the disproportionate burden in defeating Hitler's "Thousand-year Reich" in the Second World War.

On March 14, May ordered the expulsion of 23 Russian diplomats. Russia retaliated by expelling the same number of British diplomats, as well as shutting down the consulate in St. Petersburg and British Council operations in Russia.

Seasoned observers of international relations might note that it is usually Britain that follows the US lead – whether in the 1999 attack on Yugoslavia, the 2003 invasion of Iraq, or the 2011 regime change operation in Libya – and not the other way around. Yet, according to White House's Shah, the US is "joined at the hip" with the UK on this. What gives?

This needs to be emphasized. The majority of the EU countries did not join in this mass expulsion. As for those that did, expulsions were mostly pro forma, undertaken in order to keep the British happy. Why then the wildly disproportionate response from Trump? https://t.co/4FldvIS80W

-- George Szamuely (@GeorgeSzamuely) March 26, 2018

America's first president, George Washington, warned way back in 1796 of the danger of "entangling alliances," which would draw the newly created country into foreign wars on behalf of allied governments. Such alliances would also lead to poor relations with other nations and distort US policies to favor the wishes of its allies over the will of the American people.

Yet today's US policymakers, from the highest officials of the Trump administration to the NeverTrump think-tanks, treat it as an article of faith that the US is strong because it has entangling alliances with countries all over the world, and a military presence all over the planet.

Read more US abusing its rights as host country by expelling Russian diplomats at UN – Russia's UN envoy

Washington and other allies of London "blindly follow the principle of Euro-Atlantic unity at the expense of common sense, the rules of civilized state-to-state dialogue and the principles of international law," the Russian Foreign Ministry said , condemning the expulsions.

Shah's comments, that the US relationship with Russia is entirely "up to the Russian government and up to Putin," as if Washington had no agency in the matter, certainly seems to suggest that Trump is all tangled up in the "special relationship" with London.

However, there is also the possibility that Trump or some of his advisers are pursuing hostility towards Moscow in order to counter the narrative of 'Russian collusion' – which originated from the Hillary Clinton campaign after the humiliating loss in the 2016 election, and continues to be pushed by many in the US media and the Democratic party.

"What we are witnessing now is part of a long-term program of unbridled Russophobia," Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova told Rossiya-1 TV.

Reporters covering the White House presented a good example on Monday. In the rare moments when they digressed from discussing Trump's alleged affair with porn star Stormy Daniels, reporters mostly wanted to know "what took so long" to expel the diplomats and why more is not being done against Russia. CNN's Jim Sciutto finally got a question, only to demand more sanctions against "Russian oligarchs" and Putin personally.

No matter what Trump does against Russia, it fails to mollify his critics, who see evidence of his "collusion" with Moscow in absolutely everything.

Closing Russia's consulate in Seattle hurts Americans in our Northwest who want to visit Russia, not Putin's oligarchs. Typical misdirection by Trump Administration.

-- Laurence Tribe (@tribelaw) March 26, 2018

Trump didn't have an option to keep the 60 Russian spies posing as diplomats in the US, but I guarantee he looked for one. He also hasn't criticized Putin or implemented all of the sanctions Congress passed against Russia. Trump's a traitor & shouldn't be president. #ImpeachTrump

-- Scott Dworkin (@funder) March 26, 2018

Whatever the intent behind Monday's decision, its timing and execution were certainly problematic. The expulsion of diplomats came as Russia was collectively mourning the deaths of 64 people, many of them children , in a mall fire in the Siberian city of Kemerovo. Adding insult to injury sounds like really poor diplomacy, no matter who's behind it.

Then again, as the former UN Secretary-General Boutros Boutros-Ghali noted in his 1999 memoir, Washington sees no need for diplomacy when power will do.

"The Roman Empire had no need for diplomacy. Nor does the United States, " wrote Boutros-Ghali.

[Mar 26, 2018] Brexit: UK Capitulates

Notable quotes:
"... The UK is clearly past the point where it could undo Brexit . There was pretty much no way to back out of Brexit, given the ferocious support for it in the tabloids versus the widespread view that a second referendum that showed that opinion had changed was a political necessity for a reversal. Pundits and politicians were cautious about even voicing the idea. ..."
"... The UK still faces high odds of significant dislocations as of Brexit date . All sorts of agreements to which the UK is a party via the EU cease to be operative once the UK become a "third country". These other countries have every reason to take advantage of the UK's week and administratively overextended position. Moreover, these countries can't entertain even discussing interim trade arrangements (new trade deals take years) until they have at least a high concept idea of what the "future relationship" with the EU will look like. Even though it looks likely to be a Canada-type deal, no one wants to waste time negotiating until that is firmed up. ..."
"... On the World Service this morning, the BBC reported from the "cultural front line against Putin". A playwright (perhaps a member of playwrights against Putin) was given half an hour from 5 am to witter on. This is half an hour more than what Brexit will get on the airwaves today. ..."
"... I think the key thing that is driving the politics for the moment is that May has shown an absolute determination to hold on to power at any cost, and she realises that having a transition agreement is central to this. ..."
"... I think you are right that the main political priority now in London is preserving May in her position. ..."
"... -- and I mean no -- ..."
Mar 26, 2018 | www.nakedcapitalism.com

A reader was kind enough to ask for a Brexit update. I hadn't provided one because truth be told, the UK press has gone quiet as the Government knuckled under in the last round of negotiations.

It is a mystery as to why the hard core Brexit faction and the true power brokers, the press barons, have gone quiet after having made such a spectacle of their incompetence and refusal to compromise. Do they not understand what is happening? Has someone done a whip count and realized they didn't have the votes if they tried forcing a crisis, and that the result would probably be a Labour government, a fate they feared far more than a disorderly Brexit?

As we've pointed out repeatedly, the EU has the vastly stronger negotiating position. The UK could stomp and huff and keep demanding its super special cherry picked special cake all it wanted to. That was a fast track to a crash-out Brexit. But it seems out of character for the Glorious Brexit true believers to sober up suddenly.

Some observations:

The transition deal is the much-decried "vassal state ". As we and others pointed out, the only transition arrangement feasible was a standstill with respect to the UK's legal arrangements with the EU, save at most some comparatively minor concessions on pet issues. The UK will remain subject to the authority of the ECJ. The UK will continue to pay into the EU budget. As we'd predicted, the transition period will go only until the end of 2020.

The UK couldn't even get a break on the Common Fisheries Policy. From the Guardian :

For [fisherman Tony] Delahunty's entire career, a lopsided system of quotas has granted up to 84% of the rights to fish some local species, such as English Channel cod, to the French, and left as little as 9% to British boats. Add on a new system that bans fishermen from throwing away unwanted catch and it becomes almost impossible to haul in a net of mixed fish without quickly exhausting more limited quotas of "choke" species such as cod .

Leaving the EU was meant to change all that .Instead, growing numbers of British fishermen feel they have been part of a bait-and-switch exercise – a shiny lure used to help reel in a gullible public. Despite only recently promising full fisheries independence as soon as Brexit day on 29 March 2019, the UK government this week capitulated to Brussels' demand for it to remain part of the common fisheries system until at least 2021, when a transition phase is due to end. Industry lobbyists fear that further cave-ins are now inevitable in the long run as the EU insists on continued access to British waters as the price of a wider post-Brexit trade deal.

The one place where the UK did get a win of sorts was on citizen's rights, where the transition deal did not make commitments, much to the consternation of both EU27 and UK nationals. Curiously, the draft approved by the EU27 last week dropped the section that had discussed citizens' rights. From the Express :

Italy's Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, Angelino Alfano, demands EU citizens' rights be protected after Brexit .

The comments from Italy's foreign minister come after the draft Brexit agreement struck between Britain and the EU on Monday was missing "Article 32", which in previous drafts regulated the free movement of British citizens living in Europe after Brexit.

The entire article was missing from the document, which goes straight from Article 31 to Article 33.

MEPs from the Conservatives, Liberal Democrats, Labour, Greens, SNP and Plaid Cymru have written to Brexit Secretary David Davis for clarification about the missing article, while citizens' group British in Europe said the document failed to provide them with "legal certainty".

A copy of the letter sent to Mr Davis seen by the Independent said: "As UK MEPs we are deeply worried about what will happen to British citizens living in EU27 member states once we leave the EU.

This issue has apparently been pushed back to the April round of talks. I have not focused on the possible points of contention here. However, bear in mind that EU citizens could sue if they deem the eventual deal to be too unfavorable. Recall that during the 2015 Greece-Troika negotiations, some parties were advocating that Greece leave the Eurozone. A counterargument was that Greek citizens would be able to sue the Greek government for their loss of EU rights.

The UK is backing into having to accept a sea border as the solution for Ireland. As many have pointed out, there's no other remedy to the various commitments the UK has already made with respect to Ireland, as unpalatable as that solution is to the Unionists and hard core Brexiters. The UK has not put any solutions on the table as the EU keeps working on the "default" option, which was included in the Joint Agreement of December. The DUP sabre-rattled then but was not willing to blow up the negotiations then. It will be even harder for them to derail a deal now when the result would be a chaotic Brexit.

The UK is still trying to escape what appears to be the inevitable outcome. The press of the last 24 hours reports that the UK won't swallow the "backstop" plan that the EU has been refining, even though it accepts the proposition that the agreement needs to have that feature . The UK is back to trying to revive one of its barmy ideas that managed to find its way into the Joint Agreement, that of a new super special customs arrangement.

Politico gives an outline below. This is a non-starter simply because the EU will never accept any arrangement where goods can get into the EU without there being full compliance with EU rules, and that includes having them subject to the jurisdiction of the ECJ and the various relevant Brussels supervisory bodies. Without even hearing further details, the UK's barmy "alignment" notions means that the UK would somehow have a say in these legal and regulatory processes. This cheeky plan would give the UK better rights than any EU27 member. From Politico :

The key issues for debate, according to one senior U.K. official, is how the two sides can deliver "full alignment" and what the territorial scope of that commitment will be -- the U.K. or Northern Ireland.

The starting point of the U.K.'s position will be that "full alignment" should apply to goods and a limited number of services sectors, one U.K. official said.

On the customs issue, the proposal that Northern Ireland is subsumed into the EU's customs territory is a non-starter with London

The alternative would be based on one of the two customs arrangements set out by the government in August last year and reaffirmed by May in her Mansion House speech. They are either a customs partnership -- known as the "hybrid" model internally -- or the "highly streamlined customs arrangement" known by officials as "max-fac" or maximum facilitation.

The hybrid model would mean the U.K. continuing to police its border as if it were the EU's customs border, but then tracking imports to apply different tariffs depending on which market they end up in -- U.K. or EU. Under this scenario, because Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland would share an external EU customs border, as they do now, it would remove the need for checks on the land border between the two.

The complexity and unprecedented nature of this solution has led to accusations from the Brussels side that it amounts to "magical thinking."

The "max-fac" model is simpler conceptually but would represent a huge logistical effort for U.K. customs authorities. It would involve the use of technological and legal measures such as electronic pre-notification of goods crossing the border and a "trusted trader" status for exporters and importers, to make customs checks as efficient as possible.

While the U.K. will present both customs arrangements as possible ways of solving this aspect of the Irish border problem, one senior official said that the "hybrid" model was emerging as the preferred option in London.

The UK is already having trouble getting its customs IT upgrade done on time, which happens to be right before Brexit. As we wrote early on, even if the new programs are in place, they won't be able to handle the increased transactions volume resulting from of being outside the EU, and I haven't seen good figures as to what the impact would be of the UK becoming a third country but having its transition deal in place. In other words, even if the "mac-fac" scheme were acceptable to the EU (unlikely), the UK looks unable to pull off getting the needed infrastructure in place. Even for competent shops, large IT projects have a high failure rate. And customs isn't looking like a high capability IT player right now.

So the play for the EU is to let the UK continue to flail about and deliver Ireland "solutions" that are dead on arrival because they violate clearly and consistently stated EU red lines. The UK will then in say September be faced with a Brexit deal that is done save Ireland, and it then have to choose between capitulating (it's hard to come up with any way to improve the optics, but we do have a few months for creative ideas) or plunging into a chaotic Brexit.

The EU27 reaffirmed the EU's red lines in the most unambiguous language possible . F rom their "Guidelines" published March 23 :

6.The approach outlined below reflects the level of rights and obligations compatible with the positions stated by the UK

7. In this context, the European Council reiterates in particular that any agreement with the United Kingdom will have to be based on a balance of rights and obligations, and ensure a level playing field. A non-member of the Union, that does not live up to the same obligations as a member, cannot have the same rights and enjoy the same benefits as a member.

The European Council recalls that the four freedoms are indivisible and that there can be no "cherry picking" through participation in the Single Market based on a sector-by-sector approach, which would undermine the integrity and proper functioning of the Single Market.

The European Council further reiterates that the Union will preserve its autonomy as regards its decision-making, which excludes participation of the United Kingdom as a third-country in the Union Institutions and participation in the decision-making of the Union bodies, offices and agencies. The role of the Court of Justice of the European Union will also be fully respected.

8. As regards the core of the economic relationship, the European Council confirms its readiness to initiate work towards a balanced, ambitious and wide-ranging free trade agreement (FTA) insofar as there are sufficient guarantees for a level playing field. This agreement will be finalised and concluded once the UK is no longer a Member State.

The EU also reaffirmed the obvious, "Nothing is agreed until everything is agreed."

The EU nevertheless has relented in its negotiating tactics . The EU's initial approach was to put the most contentious issues up front: the exit tab, Ireland, freedom of movement. You will notice it has achieved closure only only one of those issues where the EU's initial position had been that they had to be concluded before the two sides would discuss "the future relationship," as in trade. This is the opposite of the approach that professional negotiators use, that of starting with the least contentious issues first to establish a working relationship between both sides and create a sense of momentum, and then tackling the difficult questions later. The EU has now allowed the UK to defer resolving the messy issue of Ireland twice, and it is not clear if any progress has been made on the citizens' rights matter.

The UK is clearly past the point where it could undo Brexit . There was pretty much no way to back out of Brexit, given the ferocious support for it in the tabloids versus the widespread view that a second referendum that showed that opinion had changed was a political necessity for a reversal. Pundits and politicians were cautious about even voicing the idea.

As we've pointed out, coming up with the wording of the referendum question took six months. In the snap elections last year, the Lib Dems set forth the most compact timeline possible for a Brexit referendum redo which presupposed that the phrasing had been settled. That was eight months. And you'd have to have a Parliamentary approval process before and a vote afterwards (Parliament is sovereign; a referendum in and of itself is not sufficient to change course).

Spain has been making noises about Gibraltar but they aren't likely to mean much . I could be proven wrong, but I don't see Spain as able to block a Brexit deal. Article 50 says that only a "qualified majority" vote is required to approve a Brexit agreement. Spain as a lone holdout couldn't keep a deal from being approved. And I don't see who would join Spain over the issue of Gibraltar. In keeping, Spain joined with the rest of the EU27 in approving the latest set of texts.

The UK still faces high odds of significant dislocations as of Brexit date . All sorts of agreements to which the UK is a party via the EU cease to be operative once the UK become a "third country". These other countries have every reason to take advantage of the UK's week and administratively overextended position. Moreover, these countries can't entertain even discussing interim trade arrangements (new trade deals take years) until they have at least a high concept idea of what the "future relationship" with the EU will look like. Even though it looks likely to be a Canada-type deal, no one wants to waste time negotiating until that is firmed up.

Like it or not, May is the ultimate survivor . Politico described the method in her seeming madness :

May has lasted in office longer than many pundits predicted she would because, weak as her grip on power may have been since she lost her parliamentary majority last year, she has timed her surrenders cleverly.

It looks chaotic and undignified, but the prime minister has hunkered down and let pro- and anti-Brexit factions in her party shout the odds in the media day and night, squabble publicly about acceptable terms for a deal, leak against each other and publish Sunday newspaper columns challenging her authority.

Then in the few days before a European summit deadline for the next phase of a deal, she has rammed the only position acceptable to Brussels through her Cabinet and effectively called the hard Brexiteers' bluff.

But what kind of leader marches her country into at worst an abyss and at best a future of lower prosperity, less clout, and no meaningful increase in autonomy? Like it or not, the UK is a small open economy, and its leaders, drunk on Imperial nostalgia, still can's stomach the idea that the UK did better by flexing its muscle within the EU that it can ever do solo.


Which is worse - bankers or terrorists , March 26, 2018 at 5:55 am

I'm curious as to the ramifications of the Northern Ireland sea border. Is reunification possible with the ROI, given that the Unionists have been completely castrated?

I'm a Californian so am not one that is tuned into the history.

PlutoniumKun , March 26, 2018 at 6:29 am

Theoretically, there is no fundamental problem with a NI sea border and NI remaining within the UK. Northern Ireland already has its own Assembly and its own laws (the Assembly is suspended at the moment), so it can, if the EU agreed, stay within the EU (albeit without a separate vote or voice at the table). There are precedents for this, such as the dependant territories of France . It would be constitutionally messy, but if authorized by Parliament in London and in the EU itself, it would likely be legally watertight so far as I am aware.

Hardline Unionists oppose this partly because they are ideologically opposed to the EU anyway (although its highly likely many of their constituents don't agree), but also because they see this as a 'thin end of the wedge' leading to a United Ireland. More thoughtful Unionists realise that a sort of 'foot in both camps' approach might actually be an economic boon to Northern Ireland – it could attract a lot of investment from companies wishing easy access to both the internal UK market and Europe.

Colonel Smithers , March 26, 2018 at 6:26 am

Thank you, Yves.

"The UK press has gone quiet as the Government knuckled under in the last round of negotiations." The MSM, corporate or government (BBC and Channel 4), are under orders to go quiet. In any case, it's easier and more fun to cover the anti-semites and anti-transgender whatever in the Labour Party, Trump's extra-marital goings-on and whatever dastardly plot Putin has come up with.

On my 'phone's news feed yesterday and today, the Corbyn's anti-Semitism is not shifting from the top line. The only change is from where the latest article is sourced.

On the World Service this morning, the BBC reported from the "cultural front line against Putin". A playwright (perhaps a member of playwrights against Putin) was given half an hour from 5 am to witter on. This is half an hour more than what Brexit will get on the airwaves today.

How are things playing out locally, Buckinghamshire in my case? The economy is slowing down. More shops are closing. Some IT contractors report contracts not being renewed and having to look for business outside the UK. East Europeans working in farming, care and social services have been replaced in many, but not all, cases by immigrants from south Asia. An cabbie and restaurateur report the worst festive season and first quarter of the year for many, many years.

At Doncaster races last Saturday, the opening day of the flat season, some bookies were offering odds of Tory victory in 2022, if not an earlier khaki one. It seems that May is a survivor and Corbyn's Labour has peaked. All very depressing.

PlutoniumKun , March 26, 2018 at 6:41 am

I think the key thing that is driving the politics for the moment is that May has shown an absolute determination to hold on to power at any cost, and she realises that having a transition agreement is central to this. I've also been puzzling over the relative acquiescence of the hard Brexiteers – I think they've been told by their paymasters that accepting a lousy transitional deal is the key to a 'clean' and firm Brexit. I believe the phrase Gove was reported as using was that they should 'keep their eye on the prize'. I think, as Yves says, the Tory establishment fears a move against May will precipitate a Corbyn government, so they see it as a strategic necessity to keep her in position, and postpone the main Brexit fallout for later.

Of lesser importance, but also I think a relevant consideration given the strong support given by Merkel, Barnier and Tusk to the Irish PM, Varadkar, is that he is rumoured to be planning a snap election in the autumn. His stance on Brexit has proven popular and he sees the time as ripe to go for an overall majority (he is currently leading a minority government). He is very much an EU establishment favourite, so I don't doubt that some of the motivation is to help his domestic politics by giving him what are perceived as 'wins' over Brexit.

If this is the case, then barring an unexpected event, I think there will be a strong political push on both sides to sign off a transition deal which would be both a complete surrender by the UK, but with sufficient spin by a supportively dim witted UK press will allow her to push the whole Brexit issue politically to one side for a year or two. The Tories will be hoping that this can be sold to the public as a success for long enough for them to work out how to stop Corbyn.

David , March 26, 2018 at 8:22 am

I'm taking the liberty of re-posting a comment I made yesterday on one of the links – a Richard North piece – to which none of the usual Brexit scholars responded (Sunday .). It bears very much on this discussion and echoes a number of points made above.

"Richard North's Brexit article is well informed as one would expect, but I think that, like a lot of other commentators, he's missing something. May is a post-modern politician, ie there is no particular link between what she says and does, and her understanding of its impact on the real world. Only her words and actions actually count, and, whether it's threatening Russia or threatening Brussels, real-world consequences don't form part of the calculation, insofar as they actually exist. Her only concern (and in this she is indeed post-modernist) is with how she is perceived by voters and the media, and as a consequence whether she can hang onto her job. I think May has decided that she will have an agreement at any cost, no matter if she has to surrender on every single issue, and throw Northern Ireland to the wolves. She wants to be seen as the Prime Minister who got us "out of Europe," just as Ted Heath got us in. The content of the final deal is secondary: not that she wouldn't prefer to please the City and the Brexit ultras if she could, but if there's a choice she will sacrifice them for a picture of her shaking hands with Barnier and waving the Union Jack with the other hand. The resulting chaos can then be blamed on a treacherous Europe. Indeed, if May can stick it out until next year, I think she'll keep her job. What a thought." I think many of the hardline Brexiters have the same idea – the political prize is exiting the EU: the damage is a secondary consideration. Any deal, no matter how humiliating, can be spun in the end as a triumph because we will have broken the shackles of Brussels.

I'd add that the EU's emphasis on the priority to give to NI was an each-way bet, as I argued at the time. Either the Tory government collapsed, and something more reasonable took its place, or May gave way on everything else, in the hope of surviving and somehow finding a NI solution later. This has indeed proved to be the case.

Finally, I wouldn't put too much store by the imperial nostalgia argument, not least because few Brexiters were even alive then. The real nostalgia is for an independent Britain capable of playing a role on the world stage, perhaps at the head of a coalition of likeminded nations. The idea of a Commonwealth Free Trade area, for example, was raised in the 1975 EU referendum debate, and has its ultimate origins in the ideas of Mill and others in the 19th century for a kind of British superstate, incorporating Australia, New Zealand, Canada and perhaps South Africa. Its ghost still walks.

Finally, let's not get too carried away with the small size of the British economy. It's the fifth or sixth largest economy in the world, depending on how you calculate it, ahead of Russia, India, Italy and Spain.

PlutoniumKun , March 26, 2018 at 9:12 am

Thanks for that, David.

I think you are right that the main political priority now in London is preserving May in her position. Whether or not she does a good deal (or any other good policy work) has become irrelevant. Its all about survival, and keeping Corbyn at bay.

Michael KILLIAN , March 26, 2018 at 9:30 am

Who are the 'wolves' to whom NI may be thrown? More interesting, who are the strange Tory Brexiteers, not exactly in sync with the needs and expectations of the City of London, big business in Britain, etc? The people for whom an imperial past is still a ghost that walks? A possible answer here:
https://www.lrb.co.uk/v40/n05/william-davies/what-are-they-after

templar555510 , March 26, 2018 at 9:33 am

Thank you David. I agree with your definition of the present Brexit set-up and May herself as post-modernist . The same could be said even more so about Trump . They have in their very different ways taken politics to a place beyond policies and even identities ( it's most recent iteration ) to this very new place where the public ( translation : American people ) simply roll over and get out of bed the next day to whatever is new and move on whether it be bombing in Syria, or Trump and a prostitute . I think the technology of the smart phone and everything that emanates from it is the handmaiden to this change . The speed of daily life as orchestrated by the smart phone has brought us all , whether we like it or not, to this post-modern , everything is a cultural construct , position which is possibly the most terrifying reality the West has ever had to face and yet it barely registers .

vlade , March 26, 2018 at 9:45 am

On your last point – it used to be larger. It would have been inconcievable even 50 years ago that the UK's economy could be compared with Spain's.

The point being that the correlation of physical closeness and trade is about as close as you get in economics to a natural law. The UK is now spurning (wilfully limiting its access to) the closest and the richest markets it has. That will have impact – and no amount of Brexiter's wishful thinking will replace it – if for nothing else, the likelyhood of the UK SMEs suddenly wanting to export to China/India/NZ/whatever is not going to grow with Brexit. Those who wanted and could, already do. The other don't want and are unlikely to want to in a new world.

Olivier , March 26, 2018 at 3:52 pm

Vlade, 50 years ago Africa still started at the Pyrenées, as the saying was in France. It is not that the UK has shrunk so much as that Spain has dramatically improved its position. So, unhelpful comparison. How the UK fared over those 50 years relative to, say, France and Germany or even Italy, would be more instructive.

Marlin , March 26, 2018 at 5:15 pm

In relation to France it stayed roughly the same. But actually the share of British GDP to world GDP is much smaller and international specialisation and globalisation is much increased. For the question if the UK can act as a "big" economy in relation to economic policy the latter is more important.

The Rev Kev , March 26, 2018 at 9:39 am

You watch. About the same time that the British wake to find that the elites have sold them down the river through devastating incompetence and sheer bloodymindedness, they will find that in the transition to Brexit that the government would have voted themselves all sorts of laws that will give them authoritarian powers. And then it will be too late.
It won't matter how bad May is at that point and she might just resign and let somebody else deal with all the fallout over the new regulations at which time she will be kicked upstairs to the House of Lords. Isn't the way that it works in practice? Don't make any preparations, tell the people that they have got it all organized, then when it all hits they start pumping out emergency orders and the like.

Anonymous2 , March 26, 2018 at 10:44 am

It all seems quite curious does it not (curiouser and curiouser?). I wonder if I smell a rat? Forgive me; I have a suspicious nature. I was thinking partly of the role of Gove, which prompted some idle musings.

Gove is reportedly telling people who support Brexit to keep their eyes on the prize, by which he is said to mean letting the clock run down to 29 March 2019 at which time the UK is officially out of the EU. When I read Gove, I tend to think Murdoch, who pulls Gove's strings. Yves quite rightly asks what the press barons are about; that is generally worth knowing when it comes to UK politics. Is Murdoch playing a longer game?

The argument goes that once the UK is out of the EU it will be much harder to get support for it to go back in again as the UK would only be allowed back in without the special privileges it had negotiated for itself over the decades : opt out from Euro, Schengen, various justice issues, the budget rebate. Is this determining Murdoch's approach at the moment – ensure that the UK is outside the EU at almost any cost before proceeding to the next stage, when Ministers will be largely unable to call Brussels in to help them against him and his allies?

Why might Murdoch want to do that? There is talk that May will be ditched once she does a deal. If it is seen as a bad deal then she becomes the scapegoat (and Gove steps in to her shoes?). Post March 2019, it might then be the plan to seek to undercut the effect of any deal struck now by, for example, pulling out of the Good Friday Agreement if that proves to be an obstacle to the trade deals Fox is so keen to sign (is he expecting kickbacks?). At that point the UK might declare that with the demise of the GFA it was no longer constrained by the terms of the Withdrawal Agreement with regards to the Irish Border and with one leap the UK would be free. I have seen cynics suggest that the men of violence in Northern Ireland might be encouraged to go on a bit if a spree to justify claims that the GFA had failed.

I hope I am wrong but as I said I have a suspicious nature and, having watched more of Murdoch's machinations than I have ever wished, know that he is very capable of playing a long game.

PlutoniumKun , March 26, 2018 at 11:06 am

I'm loath to indulge in conspiracy theorising, but when it comes to Brexit (and Northern Ireland) conspiracies are legion and real.

I'm sure in any spiders web Murdoch will be found in the middle of it, and there is certainly something up, thats the only explanation for the low key response of the hard Brexiters. It wouldn't surprise me if he has realised that a tanking UK economy isn't exactly good for his investments (its also worth noting that it seems to have belatedly been realised by the UK media economy that many of them will have to up sticks to Europe if they are to keep broadcasting rights).

My guess is that they 'have a plan' which will involve Gove playing middle man, but actually working for a decisive Brexit doing his duty for the country at some stage to step into Mays shoes. All sorts of behind the scenes promises (mostly jobs, no doubt) have probably been made. I suspect a centre piece of it would be a dramatic repudiation of any deal, supposedly on the UK's terms.

As for Northern Ireland, anything is possible. Several of the Loyalist terrorist groups have been shown over the years to be little more than puppets of the security forces, they will do what they are told. And there have long been rumours that at least one of the fringe Republican groups is so completely infiltrated that they are similarly under control. There have been nearly 50 years of shady assassinations and bombings in NI and the Republic which have the fingerprints of intelligence services, so quite literally, I could believe almost anything could happen if it was in their interest. People who c ould maintain a boys home as the centre of a paedophile ring for political purposes are capable of almost anything.

Clive , March 26, 2018 at 11:56 am

Oh yes, this is a big part of the history of "the troubles". So much of what went on in that conflict was beneficial to the U.K. government. Budget, manpower, little oversight, draconian powers and a lot more besides was enabled merely because of the paramilitary activities. It's not hard to look for well documented examples -- such as the mass warrantless surveillance of all U.K.- Republic telecommunications http://www.lamont.me.uk/capenhurst/original.html by the U.K. security services.

And virtually everyone in the dissident republican movement was under constant monitoring which was put down to "luck" https://www.independent.co.uk/news/how-ira-plotted-to-switch-off-london-1266533.html when schemes were foiled. And even then, there was so much self licking ice creams going on with the RUC effectively knowing about and even setting up IRA hits which were carried out by informants https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Martin_McGartland .

And, there's more, a lot of provisional activity was just your common or garden organised crime -- protection rackets, kidnapping and bribery.

To say that the troubles were merely to do with republicanism and unionism is like saying US Civil War was only about racism and ignoring the politics and the economics.

David , March 26, 2018 at 12:37 pm

I think that we should remember how much the anti-EU fraternity in politics and the media have had a symbiotic, if not downright parasitic, relationship with the EU itself. Much of their commerce depended on us being members, and so being able to strike poses and make cheap cracks about Europe and Brussels. I have a feeling that reality is starting to dawn, and they are standing to understand that politics will be a great deal more complicated, and probably nastier, after Brexit than even it is now.They'll have to find something else to complain about for easy applause instead of just bashing Brussels.
As for conspiracy theories, well I have the same skepticism about them of most people who've worked in government, and I happen to have been reasonably close to a number of people who had to deal with these issues in the 1970s and 1980s. There was certainly complicity in some cases, and some of the actors involved broke the rules badly , but it's a stretch from that to talk of conspiracies. With what objective? And what objective would such conspiracies have today, and how could they be implemented? The universal refrain among everyone I knew involved in the security forces at the time was Get Us Out of Here.

Anonymous2 , March 26, 2018 at 12:56 pm

To avoid confusion, I was not so much thinking conspiracy as trying to get inside Murdoch's head.

What might his objectives be? Well, the first of course is more power and wealth for himself, but he is not above making mischief.

Clive , March 26, 2018 at 1:02 pm

It'll put a cat amongst the pigeons and no mistake. If I may put in a word from the deplorables who voted Brexit, there's a lot which -- for both the UK and the EU -- was made a whole lot easier because a problem issue could simply be labelled as the British complaining and not understanding The Project.

Take energy. It was probably energy supply as much as Greece and the Ukraine which tipped me over into Brexit. At the behest of the U.K., the European energy industry became, at least in theory, a pan-continental endeavour free from national restrictive practices. Well, a fat lot of good that turned out to be. As exemplified by the recent cold weather snap, UK wholesalers when faced with a shortfall in natural gas supplies spiked the offer price into the stratosphere http://mip-prod-web.azurewebsites.net/PrevailingViewGraph/ViewReport?prevailingViewGraph=ActualPriceGraph&gasDate=2018-03-26 . No -- and I mean no -- EU suppliers made any bids. Now, it's either a Single Market or it isn't. It either looks and acts like it's subject to market forces or it doesn't. The rules are either enforced properly amongst all participants or they aren't. Irony's of irony's, when the U.K. needed an augmented natural gas input to match system demand, the only country to answer their doorbell was Russia. That, and some U.K. big capacity users releasing stocks from storage.

Now, the smell of the nationalist pulling up the drawbridge in energy supply is causing the Commission to try to document how in fact the Single Market sometimes isn't a market at all but just a token gesture and is working on the usual eurofudge http://eur-lex.europa.eu/legal-content/EN/TXT/?uri=uriserv:OJ.L_.2018.032.01.0052.01.ENG&toc=OJ:L:2018:032:TOC (the contortions of which did genuinely have me laughing out loud). There's going to be a lot more of this to come once the U.K. can't be the donkey this kind of tail is routinely pinned on.

And it'll be the same in the U.K. of course. Without the EU ready to play it's role of perpetual bogeyman, we'll have no one to blame but ourselves. And I still cannot, in all honesty, say anything other than bring it on.

(ask me in 5 years if I still think the same..!)

Ape , March 26, 2018 at 1:44 pm

People have avoided the difficulty of reciprocal citizen's rights. How can the UK reciprocate with all the EU countries? Simultaneously? Where UK non-citizen residents can relocate for 30 years to an EU country then relocate back in the same way that a Brit in France can move to Germany for 30 years and then move back under current rules? It's even worse if you consider reciprocity to include the rights of all people outside their citizenship country's right to relocate.

The only obvious solution is to reduce Brits to the same status of any immigrant to a EU country. That means not being able to shift your permanent residency without applying for immigration.

Unless you are blue card eligible that's non-trivial.

[Mar 20, 2018] We read that Vladimir Putin's passport was found three days later at the Scripaal's poisoning scene.

Notable quotes:
"... Just like MH17, or the alleged (but fake) poison gas attacks in Syria, the policy has been to launch an initial barrage of accusations completely unsupported by the slightest shred of evidence – and then drop the matter abruptly, leaving the public with a strong impression of "Russian wickedness" although nothing has actually been proved. ..."
"... Skripal and daughter cheap, convenient, collateral damage for the warmongers. A person trained to handle organic nerve material introduces it into Skripal's car, they go for a morning drive and stop to have a pizza. After pizza, they begin to feel a little queasy. Go sit on a park bench. A passing citizen sees them, calls for medical assistance. Doctor says probably poisoned by toxic agent. Doctor knows it was not highly refined military grade. ..."
"... Car is lifted by straps so as not poison others and hauled to Potent Downs or whatever the Nerve Agent Factory is called. Now it can be doctored to fit the crime and I don't mean the Russians. How am I doing? Got a better tale? ..."
"... Now, I do understand that you – and most Brits – think that you are special. That there is one set of rules for you, and another for the ' others '. You have been conditioned by propaganda to assert this without any shame and to demonise Russia based on decades of half-witted stories (most taken out of context and exaggerated). Why would anyone take you seriously? ..."
"... People who walk around saying that they are exceptional, meaning they are 'Gods', or that they talk 'to God', are generally ignored or kept in an institution. Claiming that you are 'exceptional and special' is the same as claiming that you are divine – that's what it has meant historically. ..."
Mar 20, 2018 | www.unz.com

remo , Website Next New Comment March 20, 2018 at 8:36 am GMT

"Sir, Further to your report ("Poison exposure leaves almost 40 needing treatment", TIMES Mar 14)' may I clarify that no patients have experienced symptoms of nerve agent poisoning in Salisbury and there have only ever been three patients with significant poisoning. Several people have attended the emergency department concerned that they may have been exposed. None has had symptoms of poisoning and none has needed treatment. Any blood tests performed have shown no abnormality. No member of the public has been contaminated by the agent involved."
Stephen Davies. Consultant in emergency medicine, Salisbury NHS Foundation Trust.

Meanwhile, a doctor who was one of the first people at the scene has described how she found Ms Skripal..She said she treated her for almost 30 minutes, saying "there was no sign of any chemical agent on Ms Skripals face or body."

The woman, who asked not to be named, told the NNC she moved Ms Skripal into the recovery position and opened her airway, as others tended to her father.

she said she treated her for almost 30 minutes, saying there was no sign of any chemical agent on Ms Skripal's face or body.

The doctor said she had been worried she would be affected by the nerve agent, hut added that she "feels fine".

Some nerve agent. We read that Vladimir Putin's passport was found three days later at the scene.

Tom Welsh , Next New Comment March 20, 2018 at 8:53 am GMT
One wonders how the Skripals are right now. Have they recovered completely, or partially? Are they still deathly ill? Has one or both of them died?

In any case, why have there been no public announcements of these important facts? It is useless to cite privacy, when the government hastened to trumpet the case – and its own dubious conclusions – as publicly as possible.

Just like MH17, or the alleged (but fake) poison gas attacks in Syria, the policy has been to launch an initial barrage of accusations completely unsupported by the slightest shred of evidence – and then drop the matter abruptly, leaving the public with a strong impression of "Russian wickedness" although nothing has actually been proved.

Incidentally, I wonder where the Skripals are and why. Apparently the Russian government applied for consular access to Yulia (who is a Russian citizen) but this was bluntly refused – against all norms of international law and civilized behaviour.

Ger , Next New Comment March 20, 2018 at 6:17 pm GMT
Skripal and daughter cheap, convenient, collateral damage for the warmongers. A person trained to handle organic nerve material introduces it into Skripal's car, they go for a morning drive and stop to have a pizza. After pizza, they begin to feel a little queasy. Go sit on a park bench. A passing citizen sees them, calls for medical assistance. Doctor says probably poisoned by toxic agent. Doctor knows it was not highly refined military grade.

How does the doctor know this: He is just down the street from the British Nerve Agent Factory and has been trained to recognize and treat real exposures to potent nerve agents. A policeman ends up in same hospital as Skripal because he sees car parked overtime or illegally, opens door to check for ownership gets zapped by toxic agent. Car is lifted by straps so as not poison others and hauled to Potent Downs or whatever the Nerve Agent Factory is called. Now it can be doctored to fit the crime and I don't mean the Russians. How am I doing? Got a better tale?

Beckow , March 20, 2018 at 5:03 pm GMT

We understand we are not being taken seriously

Good, understanding that you are a joke is the first step on the road to possible recovery.

Try for once to imagine a reverse scenario: an Englishman dies under suspicious circumstances in a provincial town in Russia. (Or 3-4 of them over 15-20 years.) He was considered a 'traitor' by UK for whatever reason. Immediately Russia declares that it was an ' unacceptable attack on Russia's sovereignty, that Britain did it, and that it is 'highly likely' that Teresa May ordered it herself' . Russian government also says that they will not disclose any details, show no evidence and will not even allow basis diplomatic protocol for UK embassy. Why? For reasons of ' state security '. Wouldn't any rational outsider consider that a joke?

Now, I do understand that you – and most Brits – think that you are special. That there is one set of rules for you, and another for the ' others '. You have been conditioned by propaganda to assert this without any shame and to demonise Russia based on decades of half-witted stories (most taken out of context and exaggerated). Why would anyone take you seriously?

People who walk around saying that they are exceptional, meaning they are 'Gods', or that they talk 'to God', are generally ignored or kept in an institution. Claiming that you are 'exceptional and special' is the same as claiming that you are divine – that's what it has meant historically.

This 'joke' is not that funny any more. Grow up.

[Mar 20, 2018] American Exceptionalism is perhaps the most toxic ideology since Nazism and Stalinism.

Notable quotes:
"... It says that the United States is always virtuous even when it tortures, when it bombs towns, villages, cities in the name of "freedom or installs dictators, military governments, trains torturers, and, yes, rapes and loots in the name of "democracy." ..."
Mar 20, 2018 | www.theamericanconservative.com

Banger , March 19, 2018 at 9:09 am

American Exceptionalism is perhaps the most toxic ideology since Nazism and Stalinism. It says that the United States is always virtuous even when it tortures, when it bombs towns, villages, cities in the name of "freedom or installs dictators, military governments, trains torturers, and, yes, rapes and loots in the name of "democracy."

At least this appointment along with the election of Trump shows the true face of the United States in international affairs. When we face the fact we are (a) an oligarchy and (b) a brutal Empire we might have a chance to return to something more human. Few readers, even of TAC, will want to look at our recent history of stunning brutality and lack of interest in even being in the neighborhood of following international law.

[Mar 18, 2018] Globalists Or Nationalists Who Owns The Future by Patrick Buchanan

Mar 13, 2018 | Buchanan.org

Robert Bartley, the late editorial page editor of The Wall Street Journal, was a free trade zealot who for decades championed a five-word amendment to the Constitution: "There shall be open borders."

Bartley accepted what the erasure of America's borders and an endless influx or foreign peoples and goods would mean for his country.

Said Bartley, "I think the nation-state is finished."

His vision and ideology had a long pedigree.

This free trade, open borders cult first flowered in 18th-century Britain. The St. Paul of this post-Christian faith was Richard Cobden, who mesmerized elites with the grandeur of his vision and the power of his rhetoric.

In Free Trade Hall in Manchester, Jan. 15, 1846, the crowd was so immense the seats had to be removed. There, Cobden thundered:

"I look farther; I see in the Free Trade principle that which shall act on the moral world as the principle of gravitation in the universe -- drawing men together, thrusting aside the antagonisms of race, and creed, and language, and uniting us in the bonds of eternal peace."

Britain converted to this utopian faith and threw open her markets to the world. Across the Atlantic, however, another system, that would be known as the "American System," had been embraced.

The second bill signed by President Washington was the Tariff Act of 1789. Said the Founding Father of his country in his first address to Congress: "A free people should promote such manufactures as tend to make them independent on others for essential, particularly military supplies."

In his 1791 "Report on Manufactures," Alexander Hamilton wrote, "Every nation ought to endeavor to possess within itself all the essentials of national supply. These comprise the means of subsistence, habitat, clothing and defence."

This was wisdom born of experience.

At Yorktown, Americans had to rely on French muskets and ships to win their independence. They were determined to erect a system that would end our reliance on Europe for the necessities of our national life, and establish new bonds of mutual dependency -- among Americans.

Britain's folly became manifest in World War I, as a self-reliant America stayed out, while selling to an import-dependent England the food, supplies and arms she needed to survive but could not produce.

America's own first major steps toward free trade, open borders and globalism came with JFK's Trade Expansion Act and LBJ's Immigration Act of 1965.

By the end of the Cold War, however, a reaction had set in, and a great awakening begun. U.S. trade deficits in goods were surging into the hundreds of billions, and more than a million legal and illegal immigrants were flooding in yearly, visibly altering the character of the country.

Americans were coming to realize that free trade was gutting the nation's manufacturing base and open borders meant losing the country in which they grew up. And on this earth there is no greater loss.

The new resistance of Western man to the globalist agenda is now everywhere manifest.

We see it in Trump's hostility to NAFTA, his tariffs, his border wall.

We see it in England's declaration of independence from the EU in Brexit. We see it in the political triumphs of Polish, Hungarian and Czech nationalists, in anti-EU parties rising across Europe, in the secessionist movements in Scotland and Catalonia and Ukraine, and in the admiration for Russian nationalist Vladimir Putin.

Europeans have begun to see themselves as indigenous peoples whose Old Continent is mortally imperiled by the hundreds of millions of invaders wading across the Med and desperate come and occupy their homelands.

Who owns the future? Who will decide the fate of the West?

The problem of the internationalists is that the vision they have on offer -- a world of free trade, open borders and global government -- are constructs of the mind that do not engage the heart.

Men will fight for family, faith and country. But how many will lay down their lives for pluralism and diversity?

Who will fight and die for the Eurozone and EU?

On Aug. 4, 1914, the anti-militarist German Social Democrats, the oldest and greatest socialist party in Europe, voted the credits needed for the Kaiser to wage war on France and Russia. With the German army on the march, the German socialists were Germans first.

Patriotism trumps ideology.

In "Present at the Creation," Dean Acheson wrote of the postwar world and institutions born in the years he served FDR and Truman in the Department of State: The U.N., IMF, World Bank, Marshall Plan, and with the split between East and West, NATO.

We are present now at the end of all that.

And our transnational elites have a seemingly insoluble problem.

To rising millions in the West, the open borders and free trade globalism they cherish and champion is not a glorious future, but an existential threat to the sovereignty, independence and identity of the countries they love. And they will not go gentle into that good night.

[Mar 14, 2018] Jefferson Morley on the CIA and Mossad Tradeoffs in the Formation of the US-Israel Strategic Relationship

Highly recommended!
Angleton was a founding father of the deep state.
Notable quotes:
"... Angleton embodied and shaped the CIA's operational ethos and its internal procedures, especially in the realm of counterintelligence. His theories of Soviet penetration dominated the thinking of Western intelligence agencies, and their legacy can even be seen in the counterintelligence investigation into the Trump campaign and allegations of collusion with Russia. I want to emphasize that I only use the term deep state as a colloquial shorthand term for the array of US national security agencies that operate under the shroud of official secrecy. ..."
"... Angleton, I'm going to put to you, was a founding father of what we call the deep state. ..."
"... With the passage of the National Security Act in July 1947, Angleton went to work at the CIA. The CIA came into existence and Angleton became the chief of the foreign intelligence staff with responsibility for intelligence collection operations worldwide. ..."
"... Angleton became the CIA's exclusive liaison with the Mossad in 1951. ..."
"... He was introduced to Amos Manor, chief of counterespionage for Israel's domestic security service known as Shabak or Shin Bet. ..."
"... "I didn't know exactly what to do, but I had the idea of giving them material we had gathered a year earlier about the efforts of the Eastern Bloc to use Israel to bypass an American trade embargo. We edited the material and informed them that they should never ask us to identify our sources." From such arrangements, the CIA-Mossad relationship began to grow. Manor would be friends with Angleton for the rest of his life. ..."
"... Asher Ben-Natan, Angleton's source dating back to the OSS days, was playing a key procurement role in the secret Israeli program to obtain nuclear weapons. Teddy Kollek, one of Angleton's closest contacts and friends in Washington, later became the mayor of Jerusalem. Angleton's Israeli friends in short were really the architects, some of the architects of the Zionist state. ..."
"... As I came to learn his story from talking to CIA veterans and Israelis and reading a lot, a couple of things stood out to me. First of all, the Israeli recruitment of Angleton was extremely astute. In the early 1950s, Angleton was a rising star at this new agency, the CIA, but he was not a senior figure and not even particularly powerful. The Israelis recognized the latent qualities that would make him powerful. ..."
"... In 1954 Angleton became the chief of the CIA's counterintelligence staff, the first one. In 1956 Amos Manor passed him a copy of Nikita Khrushchev's secret speech to the Soviet Communist Party in which he criticized the cult of personality around the deceased dictator, Joseph Stalin. This intelligence coup made Angleton a legend within the CIA and the power within the agency as well, and it was very much made possible by the Israelis. ..."
"... Angleton's formative and sometimes decisive influence on US policy towards Israel can be seen in many areas – from the impotence of US nuclear nonproliferation policy in the region, to Israel's triumph in the 1967 Six-Day War, to the feeble US response to the attack on the Liberty, to the intelligence failure represented by the Yom Kippur War of 1973. ..."
"... The question, which was put to me by Grant but is right on point, was why didn't the CIA help the FBI investigate the diversion of US weapons-grade material from the United States to Israel in the 1960s and 1970s? The short answer is because Jim Angleton didn't want to. Angleton played a key role in enabling Israel to obtain nuclear weapons, and he did so in a subtle way that characteristically left few fingerprints. He was not a man to investigate himself. Many of these details are now known thanks to Grant Smith, Roger Mattson, John Hadden, Jr. and others. ..."
"... the Nuclear Materials and Equipment Corporation, otherwise known as NUMEC, started processing highly-enriched uranium in the United States in 1959. NUMEC had been created by David Lowenthal, a Zionist financier who financed the postwar boatlift from Europe to Palestine that was romanticized in the book and movie Exodus. He hired Zalman Shapiro, a brilliant young metallurgist to run the company. ..."
"... By October 1965, the AEC estimated that 178 kilograms of highly-enriched uranium had gone missing from the NUMEC facility, by March 1968, that figure was 267 kilograms. ..."
"... John Hadden was the CIA station chief in Israel from 1964 to 1967. He worked very closely with Angleton throughout this period. He would later concur with the near unanimous assessment of CIA's nuclear scientist that Israel had indeed stolen fissile material from NUMEC and used it to build their nuclear arsenal. ..."
"... With the fissile material diverted from NUMEC, Israel was able to construct its first nuclear weapon by 1967 and become a full-blown nuclear power by 1970 – the first and still the only nuclear power in the Middle East. Angleton, it is fair to say, thought collaboration with Israel was more important than US nonproliferation policy. ..."
"... When Angleton left government service 20 years later, Israel held twice as much territory as it had in 1948. The CIA and Mossad collaborated on a daily basis and the governments of the United States and Israel were strategic allies knit together by expansive intelligence sharing, multibillion-dollar arms contracts and coordinated diplomacy. ..."
"... Angleton's influence on U.S.-Israeli relations between 1951 and 1974 exceeded that of any Secretary of State with the possible exception of Henry Kissinger. His influence was largely unseen by Congress, the press, other democratic institutions, and much of the CIA itself. He was empowered by his own ingenuity and the clandestine arrangements rationalized by doctrines of national security and counterintelligence. The arc of his career breathes life into the concept of the deep state. ..."
"... Angleton, more than any other American, enabled the Americans to gain and hold this strategic high ground in the Middle East. He was, as his friend Meir Amit said, the biggest Zionist of the lot ..."
Mar 14, 2018 | www.antiwar.com
Angleton embodied and shaped the CIA's operational ethos and its internal procedures, especially in the realm of counterintelligence. His theories of Soviet penetration dominated the thinking of Western intelligence agencies, and their legacy can even be seen in the counterintelligence investigation into the Trump campaign and allegations of collusion with Russia. I want to emphasize that I only use the term deep state as a colloquial shorthand term for the array of US national security agencies that operate under the shroud of official secrecy.

Let's not forget there are a dozen, at least a dozen such agencies based here in Washington. The CIA with its $15 billion a year budget is the largest. The NSA with a budget of about $10 billion is the second largest. The Defense Intelligence Agency is about $4 billion. Then along with some other obscure but still very large agencies like the NGIA. Never heard of the NGIA? I didn't think so. The National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency is a $4.9 billion a year agency. Collectively, these agencies spend probably $50 billion to $60 billion a year, which make them a very small but powerful potent sector in the American scheme of power.

Want to know how the NGIA spent your $4.9 billion? Good luck. Want to see a line item budget of CIA activities in Africa last year? Move along. It's true that Congress nominally has oversight powers over these agencies. Our elected officials do have their security clearances that we don't have, so they can go in and look at selected operations. But the intelligence oversight system is very weak as even its defenders will admit. The intelligence committees polarized and politicized can't even agree on what kind of secret activities they're supposed to monitor. The FISA court system is supposed to protect Americans from surveillance by their government, but it largely functions as a rubberstamp of the secret agencies. A secret government is the norm in America in 2018 which is why the discourse of the deep state has such currency today.

Angleton, I'm going to put to you, was a founding father of what we call the deep state. So who was he? Born in December 1917, James Angleton grew up as the oldest son of James Hugh Angleton, a brash self-made American businessman who moved to Milan, Italy during the Depression and made a fortune during the time Benito Mussolini selling cash registers. Angleton attended private school in England. He went to Yale College, and then to Harvard Law school. He was a precocious good-looking young man with sophisticated manners and a literary frame of mind.

As an undergraduate, he befriended his fellow expatriate – Ezra Pound – in Italy. Pound was the modernist poet in the mad tribune of Mussolini's fascism. In their correspondence, which I found at Yale, Angleton sometimes ape the anti-Semitic rhetoric of Ezra Pound. For example, criticizing the Jewish book merchants who he thought overcharged for Pound's books.

In 1943, Angleton was recruited into the Office of Strategic Services, America's first foreign intelligence service stationed in Rome during and after World War II. He excelled at secret intelligence work. I tell a story in The Ghost of how he rescued a leading Nazi and a leading Italian fascist from postwar justice. Among other tasks, he reported on the flow of Jews escaping from Germany and heading for Palestine. The revelations of the Holocaust transformed his disdain for Jews into something of sympathy. He began to develop sources among the leaders of the Jewish and Zionist organizations – including Teddy Kollek who was a British intelligence agent, and a German operative named Arthur Pier who later became known as Asher Ben-Natan.

With the passage of the National Security Act in July 1947, Angleton went to work at the CIA. The CIA came into existence and Angleton became the chief of the foreign intelligence staff with responsibility for intelligence collection operations worldwide. In those days, the CIA was right here in the heart of Washington. It's hard for people to believe now, but the CIA was located in a series of temporary buildings located along the reflecting pool next to the Lincoln Memorial. The tempos, as they were called by CIA people, were drafty in the winter, hot in the summer, and devoid of charm year-round. But this is where Angleton worked, at what was known as the Office of Special Operations.

Angleton, while sympathetic to Jewish suffering, was still very wary of Israel when he started his career at the CIA. Before the 1948 war, the Jewish army had been largely armed by Czech arms manufacturers and communist Czechoslovakia. The Soviet Union was the first country to recognize the state of Israel in 1948. Angleton initially feared that the Soviets would use Israel as a platform for injecting spies into the West. The Israelis, for their part, were looking to cultivate American friends. Stalin's anti-Semitic purges in 1948 showed that his allegiance to the Jewish state was superficial at best.

In 1950 a man named Reuven Shiloah, the founder of Israel's first intelligence organization, came to Washington. He visited the CIA and he came away very impressed with how it was organized. He went back to Israel and in April 1951, he created out of a very fractious collection of security forces what was known as the Institute for Intelligence and Special Tasks – inevitably known as Mossad, Hebrew for institute.

In 1951 Prime Minister David Ben-Gurion came to the United States and brought Shiloah with him. Ben-Gurion met privately with President Truman, and Angleton arrange for Ben-Gurion to also have lunch with his friend Allen Dulles who would shortly become the director of the CIA. The purpose of this meeting, Efrain Halevy, a retired director of the Mossad and a longtime friend of Angleton's told me in an interview in Tel Aviv, the purpose was in Halevy's words to clarify in no uncertain terms that notwithstanding what had happened between Israel and United States 1948 and notwithstanding that Russia had been a key factor in Israel's survival, Israel considered itself part of the Western world and would maintain the relationship with the United States in this spirit.

Shiloah stayed on in Washington to work out the arrangements with Angleton. Shiloah, according to his biographer, soon developed a special relationship – quote/unquote – and Angleton became the CIA's exclusive liaison with the Mossad in 1951. Angleton return the favor by traveling to Israel often. He was introduced to Amos Manor, chief of counterespionage for Israel's domestic security service known as Shabak or Shin Bet.

Manor headed up Operation Balsam which was the Israeli's conduit to the Americans. "They told me I had to collect information about the Soviet bloc and transmit it to them," Manor recalled about the Americans. "I didn't know exactly what to do, but I had the idea of giving them material we had gathered a year earlier about the efforts of the Eastern Bloc to use Israel to bypass an American trade embargo. We edited the material and informed them that they should never ask us to identify our sources." From such arrangements, the CIA-Mossad relationship began to grow. Manor would be friends with Angleton for the rest of his life.

In 1963 a man named Isser Harel was succeeded as the chief of Mossad by a military intelligence officer named Meir Amit. Amit found Angleton to be a little eccentric, but he noted that his – quote – identification with Israel was a great asset for Israel. Asher Ben-Natan, Angleton's source dating back to the OSS days, was playing a key procurement role in the secret Israeli program to obtain nuclear weapons. Teddy Kollek, one of Angleton's closest contacts and friends in Washington, later became the mayor of Jerusalem. Angleton's Israeli friends in short were really the architects, some of the architects of the Zionist state.

As I came to learn his story from talking to CIA veterans and Israelis and reading a lot, a couple of things stood out to me. First of all, the Israeli recruitment of Angleton was extremely astute. In the early 1950s, Angleton was a rising star at this new agency, the CIA, but he was not a senior figure and not even particularly powerful. The Israelis recognized the latent qualities that would make him powerful.

Second, Angleton's creative intellect and his operational audacity inspired deep feelings of loyalty among the Israelis. While Angleton's counterintelligence vision would become very controversial within and bitterly divisive within the CIA, he was widely admired in Israel as a stalwart friend. He still is to this day.

In 1954 Angleton became the chief of the CIA's counterintelligence staff, the first one. In 1956 Amos Manor passed him a copy of Nikita Khrushchev's secret speech to the Soviet Communist Party in which he criticized the cult of personality around the deceased dictator, Joseph Stalin. This intelligence coup made Angleton a legend within the CIA and the power within the agency as well, and it was very much made possible by the Israelis.

Angleton's formative and sometimes decisive influence on US policy towards Israel can be seen in many areas – from the impotence of US nuclear nonproliferation policy in the region, to Israel's triumph in the 1967 Six-Day War, to the feeble US response to the attack on the Liberty, to the intelligence failure represented by the Yom Kippur War of 1973. I tell a lot of the story in The Ghost, but the story of Angleton in Israel is really so large and so profound that it probably deserves its own book. I could certainly not do justice to it in the 18 minutes that I have, so I'm going to confine myself to one narrow question about the tradeoffs that became implicit in this arrangement between the CIA and the Mossad and its implications for us.

The question, which was put to me by Grant but is right on point, was why didn't the CIA help the FBI investigate the diversion of US weapons-grade material from the United States to Israel in the 1960s and 1970s? The short answer is because Jim Angleton didn't want to. Angleton played a key role in enabling Israel to obtain nuclear weapons, and he did so in a subtle way that characteristically left few fingerprints. He was not a man to investigate himself. Many of these details are now known thanks to Grant Smith, Roger Mattson, John Hadden, Jr. and others.

I want to just give you a sense of how this transpired. So the Nuclear Materials and Equipment Corporation, otherwise known as NUMEC, started processing highly-enriched uranium in the United States in 1959. NUMEC had been created by David Lowenthal, a Zionist financier who financed the postwar boatlift from Europe to Palestine that was romanticized in the book and movie Exodus. He hired Zalman Shapiro, a brilliant young metallurgist to run the company.

At that time, the US government owned all of supplies of nuclear fuel which private companies, like NUMEC, were allowed to use but ultimately had to return to the government. Within a few years the Atomic Energy Commission noticed worrisome signs that the Apollo Plant – NUMEC had a plant in Apollo, Pennsylvania – that the plant's security and accounting were very deficient. Unexplained losses of nuclear material did happen at other companies, but NUMEC's losses were proportionately much larger. By October 1965, the AEC estimated that 178 kilograms of highly-enriched uranium had gone missing from the NUMEC facility, by March 1968, that figure was 267 kilograms.

John Hadden was the CIA station chief in Israel from 1964 to 1967. He worked very closely with Angleton throughout this period. He would later concur with the near unanimous assessment of CIA's nuclear scientist that Israel had indeed stolen fissile material from NUMEC and used it to build their nuclear arsenal. This story is now very well documented. In the spring of 1965, a technician working at the night shift at NUMEC went out on a loading dock for a breath of fresh air and saw an unusual sight. Zalman Shapiro was pacing on the dock while a foreman and truck driver loaded cylindrical storage containers, known as stovepipes, onto a flatbed truck.

The technician saw a clipboard saying that the material was destined for Israel. It was highly unusual to see Dr. Shapiro in the manufacturing section of the Apollo nuclear facility, the technician said. It was unusual to see Dr. Shapiro there at night, and it was very unusual to see Dr. Shapiro so nervous. The next day NUMEC's personnel manager visited the technician and threatened to fire him if he did not keep his mouth shut, that's a quote, concerning what he had seen. It would be 15 years before the employee told the story to the FBI.

What did Angleton know about NUMEC? Well, he knew that the AEC and the FBI were investigating starting in 1965. As the Israel desk officer of the CIA, he talked about the NUMEC case with liaison agent Sam Papich who was monitoring the investigation for the FBI. He also spoke about it with his colleague John Hadden.

On the crime scene particulars, Hadden defended his former boss. "Any suggestion that Angleton had help the Israelis with the NUMEC operation was totally without foundation," he told journalists Andrew and Leslie Cockburn. But Hadden didn't deny that Angleton had helped the Israeli nuclear program. Why would somebody whose whole life was dedicated to fighting communism have any interest in preventing a very anti-Communist nation for getting the means to defend itself, Hadden asked. The fact they stole it from us didn't worry him in the least, he went on. I suspect that in his inmost heart he would have given it to them if they had asked. Hadden knew better than to investigate any further. I never sent anything to Angleton on this – the nuclear program – because I knew he wasn't interested, Hadden later told his son, and I knew he'd try to stop it if I did.

With the fissile material diverted from NUMEC, Israel was able to construct its first nuclear weapon by 1967 and become a full-blown nuclear power by 1970 – the first and still the only nuclear power in the Middle East. Angleton, it is fair to say, thought collaboration with Israel was more important than US nonproliferation policy. He believed that the results proved his point. When he started as chief of the counterintelligence staff in 1954, the state of Israel and its leaders were regarded warily in Washington – especially at the State Department. When Angleton left government service 20 years later, Israel held twice as much territory as it had in 1948. The CIA and Mossad collaborated on a daily basis and the governments of the United States and Israel were strategic allies knit together by expansive intelligence sharing, multibillion-dollar arms contracts and coordinated diplomacy.

Angleton's influence on U.S.-Israeli relations between 1951 and 1974 exceeded that of any Secretary of State with the possible exception of Henry Kissinger. His influence was largely unseen by Congress, the press, other democratic institutions, and much of the CIA itself. He was empowered by his own ingenuity and the clandestine arrangements rationalized by doctrines of national security and counterintelligence. The arc of his career breathes life into the concept of the deep state.

I thought of this story when I visited one of the memorials to Angleton in Israel in 2016. The memorial is located on a winding road outside the city of Mevaseret Zion, which is now really a suburb of Jerusalem. Historically, control of this high ground has been seen as key to the control of Jerusalem and of Palestine itself. A nearby ruins of a castle built by 12th-century Christian crusaders for exactly that purpose stands in mute testimony to the importance of its strategic location.

The Angleton memorial consists of a pedestal of stones topped with a black plaque. To James Angleton, a friend it says. This plaque was dedicated in 1987, a few months after Angleton died, and it has been maintained by his Israeli friends ever since. It's still in perfect condition. The location is no accident. In the course of his extraordinary career, Angleton, more than any other American, enabled the Americans to gain and hold this strategic high ground in the Middle East. He was, as his friend Meir Amit said, the biggest Zionist of the lot . Thank you.

[Mar 10, 2018] We've just been through the literal destruction of our once-sound banking system, carried out largely by Jewish dominated investment banks

This looks like a real anti-Semitism: the real problem with banking system are caused by neoliberalism not Jews. A lot of Jews are bankers, but a lot of Jews are also scientists, for example mathematicians.
But this popular sentiment in which transformation of banking into predatory typical for neoliberalism is associated with Jews machinations is too strong to ignore.
Mar 10, 2018 | www.unz.com

ThreeCranes , March 5, 2018 at 4:12 pm GMT

Every part of a Boeing 787 is designed to be as light as can possibly be made. Therefore a Boeing 787 is a light object.

Fred, paraphrased;

"no one Jew whom I have met has done me any irremedial harm therefore Jews as a whole do no harm."

As you can see, fallacy of composition.

While it may be the case that no one Jew that Fred (or I) have met has done me irrevocable harm, this does not allow one to draw the conclusion that Jews as a whole have not harmed American society as a whole.

We've just been through the literal destruction of our once-sound banking system, carried out largely by Jewish dominated investment banks. These investment banks bought over 50% of the largest single debt pool in the world, the United States mortgage market, with borrowed, fictional money, created ex nihilo at 200:1 leverage rates by the likes of Jewish owned Lehman Bros. The Jewish dominated Federal Reserve was complicit in this marauding rampage. Jews lobbied for loosening the sound, time-tested restrictions that had hitherto restrained speculative excesses. And Fred has the nerve to claim that Jews have done no harm????

Short selling artificially increases the number of shares of any stock thereby "inflating" it's value i.e. devaluing existing shares held by real shareholders. Using this mechanism, Jew Soros drove down the value of English pound which hurt many people, especially those whose life savings are in vehicles tied to the value of their nation's currency. How can this not be harm?

What I hear Jews say all the time is this, "It's okay for me and my people, acting in concert, to drive you and your people to economic ruin, destroy your home and family, but if, in response, you so much as touch a hair on my head, I will sue your socks off."

So it's okay to harm outsiders through manipulative shenanigans but if they respond with physical behavior, then they will be further stripped of whatever little they have left.

It is this, leaving people with no options, which makes nonJews despise Jews. First the goy are fleeced; then when they lash out, they are stomped on by the Jewish lawyers and judges who dominate our legal system and their hired-thug goons.

Fred, go fly a kite.

[Mar 10, 2018] The problem of dual loyalty of dual citizens

Mar 10, 2018 | www.unz.com

AnonDisclaimer , March 6, 2018 at 2:49 am GMT

Well, the charge of Dual Loyalty is no longer a problem since Jews used media and government to push the Narrative that US and Israel interests are one and the same.

They bought up all whore politicians to spout the same line.

So, dual loyalty has been made into a single loyalty since the official US line is what is good for Israel is good for the US.

It used to be Dual Loyalty when Jews didn't control the US. Back then, American interests could diverge from Jewish/Zionist interests.

But ever since Jews took over, they rigged it so that whatever Israel wants, the US has to oblige, and all politicians and all of media must sing praises to Israel, mute any criticism, and chant over and over, "Israel is America's greatest ally."

That way, Jews fixed the problem of dual loyalty. They made American interests same as Israeli interests. Just like there is 'Judeo-Christian', there is 'Judeo-American'.

Svigor , March 5, 2018 at 10:57 pm GMT

Anyone who examines the historical record and the history of the Jews in the diaspora with an open mind will become anti-semitic.

Especially so, considering how low the bar is. Anything but fawning over Jews or complete silence on the subject is "antisemitism." Hell, silence on the subject is probably interpreted by Jews and their servants as "antisemitism," in the right circumstances. Hell, overdoing the fawning is probably "suspect," too.

They certainly wouldn't describe an Italian marrying a Greek as "intermarriage," a few potential exceptions notwithstanding.

I'm glad to see someone else finally pointing this out.

This sentence is written as if Hitler's claims are self evidently false and he was just a mindless Jew hater. Jews were also way overrepresented as communist agitators. Again, examine the historical record instead of the usual propaganda and prevarications of appointed court historians.

Yeah. Big Media's version of the story starts in 1939, or with the rise of Hitler, or whatever. But the story really begins in 1917, with the rise of the Jews in Russia, and their heavy involvement in the genocidal phase of Soviet history. We may have swept it under the rug because Atlantic Ocean (among other reasons), but the Germans didn't have that luxury. They saw the Jews working to do the same thing in Germany, and, well, they chose to manhandle the Jews, rather than be manhandled by them.

Worse–and this has caused millions of deaths–Jews are often successful. It doesn't matter whether the success arises from superior intelligence, greater drive, collusion, or the will of Yahweh. It happens.

Hard to know where to begin to correct Reed's misstatements, but Andrew Joyce offers a pretty comprehensive look at the question –

SC is right to highlight this little gem. It's pretty absurd. "They hate us because we're so fabulous." No, whites aren't niggers. We are perfectly capable of putting people on the Moon all by ourselves, thank you. We don't resent people for being fabulous.

Svigor , March 5, 2018 at 10:59 pm GMT

Since I presume Fred has read articles here on UNZ by astute iconoclasts such as Giraldi, MacDonald and Israel Shamir, he should be more acquainted with the hidden vagaries of this complex subject. But no. Fred dishes up instead a grab-bag of cliches, tropes and stereotypes. Ho hum.

Very well said. Fred's just not a very interesting writer.

That particular incident actually speaks well of the Jews, don't you think? Regardless of what one thinks of the Crusades themselves. The stereotype in all times is that Jews are unpatriotic and will not fight for the land they live in, but often enough this has turned out to be untrue. This is one such instance, though here it will have been more a matter of practicality.

It's certainly true today. I think Jews are more famous for being unreliable than for being reliably unpatriotic. They can be "patriots" (it's weird to speak of Jews as "patriotic" toward anything but Jewry or Israel; to the extent they are, they're not really Jews), but it's usually a matter of convenience.

Every part of a Boeing 787 is designed to be as light as can possibly be made.
Therefore a Boeing 787 is a light object.

Fred, paraphrased;

"no one Jew whom I have met has done me any irremedial harm
therefore Jews as a whole do no harm."

As you can see, fallacy of composition.

While it may be the case that no one Jew that Fred (or I) have met has done me irrevocable harm, this does not allow one to draw the conclusion that Jews as a whole have not harmed American society as a whole.

Well said. A lot of philosemites have this stupid, cartoon version of countersemitism put into their heads by Jews. Most of us didn't get to countersemitism because we were harmed or cheated by a Jew we know. If we all took the mouse's point of view, none of us would be countersemites. It's when you take the eagle's point of view, get a look at the big picture, that the problems become apparent.

Jus' Sayin' says:
March 5, 2018 at 5:08 pm GMT • 200 Words

I've known only a few Jews, but I can say something similar. I had a Jewish boss once, he was a nice, easygoing, quiet, totally harmless kind of guy. I remember a Jewish classmate in high school; a dipshit, but not in any extraordinary way. Many non-Jews were worse. Had one Jewish neighbor who was a mensch. Had another who was no great shakes, but not bad, either. Had another who was a complete dick. Had a Jewish neighbor kid who was a perv. Knew a couple of extremely snobby JAP girls. Had a dumb (yes, I said dumb – the guy was stupid) Jewish roommate who leaned slightly prick but nothing to write home about.

Just people. It's when you start to look at the aggregate behavior that you start seeing the (pretty huge) problems.

AnonDisclaimer , March 6, 2018 at 2:45 am GMT
One reason people have problem with Jews is the discrepancy between what Jews preach and what Jews practice.

Italians, Iranians, Chinese, Turks, and etc don't go around preaching to the world in the self-righteous manner that Jews do. They do their own thing in their own nations, and leave others alone.

But Jews preach to the whole world about how their way is the only way but they don't practice what they preach.

anon Disclaimer , March 6, 2018 at 4:57 am GMT
@Anon

Everything Jews preach outside of Israel (diversity, open borders, unrestricted immigration, etc.) is the exact opposite of what Jews practice in Israel itself.

TG , March 6, 2018 at 5:14 am GMT
Hm. Yes, interesting. I think that, indeed, a lot of it is that Jews – for whatever reason – tend to be successful, and to hold themselves apart – a potentially toxic combination, socially.

But: "What have Jews actually done to you? Hacked your bank account? Gypped you out of your house?" Well, actually, yes. Look at the trillions of dollars we're throwing at subsidizing Wall Street (no, TARP was a sideshow). One example: you are getting like 0% interest on your savings accounts, yes? Well, that's a subsidy to the big banks – they don't have to pay you any interest because the big banks have bribed the government to give them unlimited cash at 0% interest. Etc. And these big Wall Street banks are overwhelmingly controlled by Jews. Granted, only something like 0.0001% (or so) of Jews are Wall Street CEOs, but you get the idea. And so on and so forth. So, one can see how this could spread.

The Jews are, in general, so smart and talented. As individuals they can be wonderful (except for those Wall Street CEOs, but there are some rapacious gentiles on Wall Street as well). But how can they be so blind? Can they not see how their attitudes can fuel an often irrational (but not unexpected!) hatred and resentment? Is it perhaps social loyalty, that they cannot criticize their fellow Jews who are disgusting parasitical bankers, and eventually the bill comes due for those who are themselves blameless? Why, for all their talents and wisdom and personal charm, are Jews as a class so blind in this regards?

[Mar 10, 2018] A subset of that fact is that Jews are highly nepotistic toward their ethnicity: not true

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Anonymouse , March 8, 2018 at 12:02 pm GMT

@pyrrhus

"A subset of that fact is that Jews are highly nepotistic toward their ethnicity"

1) I'm 84, a jew. I have never experienced preference from other jews because I am jewish or seen preference by jews towards another because he/she was jewish. I rack my brains, I have never seen it happen or able to infer such a presumably hidden transaction indirectly.

2) How would this non-jewish commenter conceivably know of such transactions presumably hidden from view? Either he has magical powers of observation or he is seeing a chimera.

Gapeseed , March 8, 2018 at 12:25 pm GMT
Probable above-average intelligence, a long-term perspective, emphasis on education, and in-group preferences compound nicely over generations. Instead of complaining about it, it would be nice if more of my fellow Catholics emulated Jews where they can.
Vojkan , March 8, 2018 at 12:33 pm GMT
@Vojkan

Why many people hate Jews? Because of, in no particular order, Thomas Friedman, Charles Krauthammer, the Kristol family, Israeli policies, Bernard-Henry Lévy, Jacques Attali, the oligarchs in Russia, Roman Polanski, Goldman-Sachs, George Soros, the Rotschild family, all whose contribution to mankind is to say the least doubtful, yet who are hardly bearable braggers, because the bad among Jews have far greater visibility than the good among them, because people who have committed no crime against Jews are fed up with their constant claims to victimhood, because , I could go on until tomorrow.
Now, if Jews want people to start looking at them differently than what they have for the past couple of thousand years, a bit of honest introspection wouldn't do them damage.

[Mar 10, 2018] Some negative or ambiguous traits

Questionable post: traits that are more typical for such occupation as banking (and especially banking under neoliberalism) are projected on the particular nation just because many members of this nation work in banking.
The situation with media is somewhat similar and dominance of Jews as a nationality in MSM is probably exaggerated.
Notable quotes:
"... It's pity that because of raving anti-semitic lunatics one cannot engage in dispassionate criticism of some negative or ambiguous Jewish traits that seem to persist over centuries & are more prominent in the modern world. ..."
"... Mafia-type behavior. Don't say that WASPs or Italo-Americans are so dumb they cannot function in this business (see Italy's Berlusconi). Clannishness & nepotism again. ..."
"... Antisemitic stereotypes are basically lunatic. But -- why not admit the existence of some unpleasant & irritating characteristics typifying your collective behavior? ..."
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Bardon Kaldian , March 8, 2018 at 9:32 am GMT

It's pity that because of raving anti-semitic lunatics one cannot engage in dispassionate criticism of some negative or ambiguous Jewish traits that seem to persist over centuries & are more prominent in the modern world.

* extreme ethno-centrism. If you're guest in another person's house & are becoming too powerful -- the host will resent this. Even if most of you assimilate, there will remain a remnant that will stubbornly refuse to ethically disappear, while holding power in many important areas. French Huguenots, immensely successful group, disappeared in Prussian & English societies. What if they retained their identity?

* it is all about wealth & success in material matters. Who cares about influential Jewish violin virtuosi, tailors or sex workers?

* the Talmud myth. Jewish community, at least reformed one, should openly acknowledge there are some problematic passages in the Talmud with regard to Gentiles & Christians. Babylonian Talmud was composed from ca. 200-600 AD; it has 6,500 big folio pages & its English translation runs over 15,000 pages. So- why not openly say there are a few insulting passages that reflect early medieval spirit of times? Talmud is a mixture of wisdom literature (similar to Confucian "Analects"), various superstitions on magic & astrology, exegeses on murky passages of Hebrew Bible (frequently fantastic & hilarious), and mostly a codification of Jewish law, similar to Islamic shariah (agriculture, marriage, various taboos & ceremonies, crimes & misdemeanors, food etc.)

Christianity was mentioned only a few times in this library of books, almost always in negative light. Why not publicly say it's obsolete in some areas? And that such fellows are, basically, freaks:

* why make shoah a dogma? Except for nuts, it is evident that many Jews (and assimilated French, Germans, Poles, Dutch of partly or wholly Jewish extraction) were murdered by Nazi regime. A figure of victims? I don't know, I think it goes from 4 to 6 million. Why insist on 6 million figure as a dogma?

* why play eternal victim & not admit your participation in mass atrocities in central & eastern Europe? Of course, Communist 1917 revolution was not some Jewish plot, but after Soviet occupation of, say, Hungary or Poland in 1945, way too many Soviet lapdogs & enthusiastic supporters of new, unpopular & terrorist regimes, were local Jews. Why not say it open & loud?

* why deny nepotism & clannishness in many areas in US life? Disney was a non-Jewish media empire & after old man's demise, his son let in a Jew to manage business. This guy virtually imported any Jew he knew. Now, Disney corporation top level is more than 90% Jewish. How come? It was supremely successful without Jews, and now it's Jews all over the place. Do these executives know anyone who is not Jewish? Pure nepotism.

Te same goes for US media conglomerates, 5 out of 6 being in, nominally, Jewish hands. Coincidence? Doubt it, more like Mafia-type behavior. Don't say that WASPs or Italo-Americans are so dumb they cannot function in this business (see Italy's Berlusconi). Clannishness & nepotism again.

I could go on & on.

Antisemitic stereotypes are basically lunatic. But -- why not admit the existence of some unpleasant & irritating characteristics typifying your collective behavior?

[Mar 10, 2018] That's one of the primary reasons Israel was created to serve as last-ditch sanctuary to which Jews can flee when the SHTF

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Carroll Price , March 8, 2018 at 2:36 pm GMT

@snag

More expulsions, more pogroms and no place to run, it's not a matter of if but when?

That's one of the primary reasons Israel was created – to serve as last-ditch sanctuary to which Jews can flee when the SHTF.

[Mar 10, 2018] The difference between opposition of Likudniks and ethnically based anti-semitism

Those are two different phenomena. Most of the opposition is directed against warmongering Likudniks, neocons and financial oligarchy (signicant part of which is ethnically Jewish, like Germany in 30th), while often incorrectly using ethnic terminology. So in many case you need to substitution Jew with a Neocon or Likudnik to make sense of the sentiments expressed.
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Colleen Pater , March 9, 2018 at 12:33 am GMT

@Reactionary Utopian

"How much anti-Jewish hostility is there today in America? A lot? A little? Is it negligible? Potentially explosive? It is hard to tell because disliking Jews is often a firing offense, and a controlled press makes discussion impossible. A clue can perhaps be found in the comments sections of political websites where, protected by anonymity, commenters are often bitterly anti-Jewish. But then, these comments may, or may not, be the work of a few cranks."

This is a question that has moving parts.There might be a lot of hostility today and was very little a few decades ago because what was once thought behavior we could afford or was perhaps thought a temporary reaction to WW2 now seems much more insidious. Or any of a dozen similar relationships. I have always noticed jewish behavior being a new yorker, but had until very recently been rather indulgent about it.

... ... ...

[Mar 10, 2018] The Future of the Jews by Fred Reed

What some refer to as "Middle Eastern" characteristics probably more correctly can be called the "rug merchant mentality."
Notable quotes:
"... Jews do not assimilate. Yes, they speak the same language, wear the same clothes, and peck at smartphones like everyone else. Yet they think of themselves as Jews. So, therefore, does everyone else. While there is no legal or moral reason why they should not so think of themselves, there are consequences: Human nature is what it is, regardless of whether we think it should be. ..."
"... Worse -- and this has caused millions of deaths -- Jews are often successful. It doesn't matter whether the success arises from superior intelligence, greater drive, collusion, or the will of Yahweh. It happens. Thus the pattern repeated over and over and over down the ages. Jews prosper, become rich, gain power sometimes abused, and become arrogant. If Christians did this -- Bill Gates, or the Robber Barons of the Gilded Age -- they would be resented as individuals perhaps, not as an ethnicity. But Jews are Them. The surrounding population feels colonized -- by Them, by Space Aliens, by internal foreigners -- and deeply resents it. ..."
"... Power and wealth are not necessary to engender slaughter. Mere difference, specifically not being Christian, has often been enough. History is littered with examples, of which Jews are well aware. When the First Crusade took Jerusalem in 1099, the Christian armies immediately burned the synagogue with the Jews inside. Why? The Jews had no part in the war, which was between Muslims and Christians. ..."
"... A Jewish friend once expressed the attitude as sometimes being, "Look what they have done to us. We can do anything we want to them." ..."
"... "It appears that gypsies are born only to be thieves. They are born as thieves, raised among thieves, study to be thieves, and finally end by being common thieves." Cervantes died in 1616, which makes the story over 400 years old. Yet this description of gypsies is their reputation today, very much supported by police files.They haven't assimilated, and they haven't changed. Jews of course have never been associated with burglary or picking pockets, but the passage makes clear that peoples can maintain characteristics over centuries ..."
"... Jews with remarkable consistency have been described for centuries as smart, greedy, combative, clannish, "pushy," exploitative, and arrogant. This is how I hear them described in Mexico, where I live. (I think of these as Middle Eastern traits, but never mind.) Then there is chutzpah. which in practice seems to mean "brashly walking over other people." It can leave others feeling bulldozed, defeated, used. This bruising of the ego, of self-respect, arouses a hostility all out of proportion to actual damage done. It is, or so I think, a major cause of dislike for Jews. Such descriptions are dismissed today as stereotypes. A stereotype is just the aggregate observation of many people over time. ..."
"... In sum, Jews seem alien, smarter than others and far more aggressive than Christians, whom they seem to trample. Christians feel that they cannot compete, that they are outsmarted at every turn, or at least pushed around, and made victims. This bruising of the ego sets off irrational, serious hostility. It is the attitude of blacks toward whites, for the same reasons ..."
"... Finally there is Israel, the albatross around the Jewish neck, making it impossible for Jews quietly to be more or less normal Americans. To Jews Israel is of immense and understandable importance, but this enthusiasm brings up charges of dual loyalty or, often, loyalty exclusively to Israel. The truth of this doesn't matter. It looks true, which is enough. Does Rachel the Jewish dentist in Peoria back Israel? To what extent? What does she think of Israeli behavior? We don't know. We know that Jewish lobbies like AIPAC and the Neocons back Israel one hundred percent. And they control American Mid-Eastern policy. This is much noted on the Web. ..."
"... America is not really stable. Political animosity runs high, racial hostility is great and growing, standards of living fall, offshoring and automation leave the young with nowhere for their lives to go. Wealth goes rapidly from the many to the few and what was the working class falls into drugs and anomie. The wars never end. Infrastructure ages and falls behind that of more advanced nations. Anger grows. As the pie shrinks, someone will have to get less pie. ..."
Mar 09, 2018 | www.unz.com

It is strange: Jews have been disliked everywhere and in all times. The dislike appears in odd places. I was astonished to find that my Nepalese trekking guides were intensely hostile to Jews. They said that Jews (actually Israelis in most cases I think, but the Nepalese do not seem to make the distinction) were loud, demanding, and always trying to force down the guides' fees. Historically the hostility has often been powerful and, not infrequently, murderous. Jews have been expelled from country after country, excluded from polite society, subjected to quotas,and required to live in certain regions. Why?

How much anti-Jewish hostility is there today in America? A lot? A little? Is it negligible? Potentially explosive? It is hard to tell because disliking Jews is often a firing offense, and a controlled press makes discussion impossible. A clue can perhaps be found in the comments sections of political websites where, protected by anonymity, commenters are often bitterly anti-Jewish. But then, these comments may, or may not, be the work of a few cranks.

Today there appear news stories about growing hostility on campuses, that Jews are fleeing Paris because of increased or more openly expressed dislike, or that the German Right, never fond of Jews, gains strength.

Since the dislike has existed for at least two thousand years, there must be some enduring reason or reasons. What?

One I think is the Space Alien Effect. It is human nature to dislike people different from oneself. This fact runs against today's cult of diversity, which accounts for the disastrous reality of American life, but a glance around the world reveals that diversity causes most of the planet's troubles: Sunni and Shia, Jew and Muslim, Tutsi and Hutu, black, white and brown in America, Tamil and Sinhalese; Turks and Kurds; Turks and Armenians; Thais and Muslims, Germans and Jews. Protestants and Catholics in Ireland, on and on for a very long list of religious, ethnic, and racial differences. Diversity is nobody's strength.

Diversity often disappears through assimilation. Today people named O'Toole and Libertini may be proud of their ancestry, but they think of themselves as American, not as Irish and Italian. So do others. Thus hostility to them, once intense, has vanished.

Jews do not assimilate. Yes, they speak the same language, wear the same clothes, and peck at smartphones like everyone else. Yet they think of themselves as Jews. So, therefore, does everyone else. While there is no legal or moral reason why they should not so think of themselves, there are consequences: Human nature is what it is, regardless of whether we think it should be.

Specifically, Jews are always Them. We are Us. We are aware that Feinstein is Jewish as we are not aware that O'Malley is Irish -- because he isn't. Difference alone doesn't cause antagonism. but makes it much more likely.

Worse -- and this has caused millions of deaths -- Jews are often successful. It doesn't matter whether the success arises from superior intelligence, greater drive, collusion, or the will of Yahweh. It happens. Thus the pattern repeated over and over and over down the ages. Jews prosper, become rich, gain power sometimes abused, and become arrogant. If Christians did this -- Bill Gates, or the Robber Barons of the Gilded Age -- they would be resented as individuals perhaps, not as an ethnicity. But Jews are Them. The surrounding population feels colonized -- by Them, by Space Aliens, by internal foreigners -- and deeply resents it. As noted, the reaction may take the form of ostracism, enforced quotas, confinement to the Pale of Settlement, expulsion from the country, ghastly pogroms, or Auschwitz.

Hitler's complaints against the Jews were along usual lines, that Jews controlled German culture, finance, academia, and the media. These are also things said in America today today on the internet against Jews . Whether these criticisms are true, fair, justified, or make sense does not matter. What matters is that people feel, or can easily be made to feel, controlled, by Them. Making a list of powerful Jews is sufficient and, with the internet, easy.

The dislike is profoundly visceral, not rational, tapping into deep wells of instinct that make little sense -- which doesn't matter. This can be seen in the wild disproportion between offense given and reaction. How do you get rationally in Germany from growlings in beer halls, "There are too damn many Jews in everything," to "We should kill all the Jews"?

Them, not Us. It makes little obvious sense to say that Jews are not Americans. Bob Dylan isn't an American? Lauren Bacall? Yet this is clearly how anti-Jewish commenters on the web see it. Them, not Us. It is a matter of limbic tribalism, which does not map well onto legal principles.

The hostility is often to Jews more as a metaphysical category than as actual people. Many who loathe Jews have little contact with them. Ask, "What have Jews actually done to you? Hacked your bank account? Gypped you out of your house? Shot your dog?" and the answer will likely be, "Nothing." Rachel Cohen, the dentist next door in Peoria, is not easily envisioned as trying to destroy America, impose communism, or wreck the currency. Thus, "some of my best friends but ." While the Jews one actually knows probably are not bad people, or at most annoying, The Jews collectively are a sort of ominous barely visible miasma. (For the record, no American Jew has ever harmed me, and many have helped me in what I humorously call "my career." Coupla girlfriends, too.)

Importantly, Jewish presence is seen as Jewish conspiracy. Four Jews on the Supreme Court? From two percent of the population? My God, they must be up to something . A conspiracy, doubtless. But a conspiracy to do what? A candidate theory, correct as it happens, is that Jews as a people do anything and everything they can to advance the fortunes of Israel. But on the Supreme Court how? Other suggestions are a desire to destroy the white race (including themselves?), to bring America down (why?), to wreck the international monetary system (why?), or to impose a Zionist world empire. Most of these make between little and no sense, which doesn't matter. Jews don't actually have to sacrifice Christian children to die for it. They just have to be thought to do so.

It is interesting that these usually nonexistent Jewish conspiracies get enduring attention while other, demonstrably real, conspiracies do not arouse similar ire. For example, the Koch brothers, who are not Jewish, have funded and led a massive and disguised campaign to subvert American politics for the benefit of big business. The arms industry bribes, suborns, and finagles to get the government to buy hugely expensive weapons. The FBI was recently caught trying to prevent the election of Donald Trump. The Clintons are crooked as kite string in a ceiling fan. So why do Jewish conspiracies, sometimes real but, more usually, imagined, get attention on the web?

The Space Alien Effect. Jews are Them. We are Us. Both know it.

The importance of this tribalism should not be underestimated. I once walked down Main Street in Farmville, Virginia, a small town in the Southside, with a friend. He said -- I forget how the subject came up -- with some bitterness, "The Jews own everything on Main Street. Just like they do everywhere." He pointed to Rose's, a perfectly ordinary department store. It did nothing wrong or even interesting. But it was Jewish. That was enough.

Them, not Us. The Presbyterian owners of a store actually engaged in gouging would have been resented as individuals, not as a tribe. The Jews.

Power and wealth are not necessary to engender slaughter. Mere difference, specifically not being Christian, has often been enough. History is littered with examples, of which Jews are well aware. When the First Crusade took Jerusalem in 1099, the Christian armies immediately burned the synagogue with the Jews inside. Why? The Jews had no part in the war, which was between Muslims and Christians.

This explains why Jews do not like Christianity, though the antipathy typically is (wisely) disguised as a principled adherence to the invented constitutional doctrine of separation of church and state. Note that while Americans think of the Holocaust as something the Germans did (I do) to Jews it can look like just another attack by a Christian country (Poland, Russia, England, the Baltics, and so on.) A Jewish friend once expressed the attitude as sometimes being, "Look what they have done to us. We can do anything we want to them."

Here we encounter the unfortunate human tendency to blame entire groups for what a few members did. For example, the Jews killed Christ. "(Gosh, Rachel, you don't look old enough.") Or whites enslaved blacks. Actually, no one in the United States has been a slave, or owned one, for a century and a half. Most of liberal politics would wither to nothing if we accepted that people cannot be guilty of things they did not do.

It is not necessarily wise to be seen as trying to eliminate a majority religion.

Note that a people, though living always among others, can maintain characteristic over long periods. Recently I was reading Las Novelas Ejemplares of Cervantes, specifically La Gitnailla , which means very approximately The Little Gypsy Girl. It begins,

"Parece que los gitanos y gitanas solamente nacieron en el mundo para ser ladrones: nacen de padres ladrones, críanse con ladrones, estudian para ladrones y, finalmente, salen con ser ladrones corrientes."

"It appears that gypsies are born only to be thieves. They are born as thieves, raised among thieves, study to be thieves, and finally end by being common thieves." Cervantes died in 1616, which makes the story over 400 years old. Yet this description of gypsies is their reputation today, very much supported by police files.They haven't assimilated, and they haven't changed. Jews of course have never been associated with burglary or picking pockets, but the passage makes clear that peoples can maintain characteristics over centuries .

Jews with remarkable consistency have been described for centuries as smart, greedy, combative, clannish, "pushy," exploitative, and arrogant. This is how I hear them described in Mexico, where I live. (I think of these as Middle Eastern traits, but never mind.) Then there is chutzpah. which in practice seems to mean "brashly walking over other people." It can leave others feeling bulldozed, defeated, used. This bruising of the ego, of self-respect, arouses a hostility all out of proportion to actual damage done. It is, or so I think, a major cause of dislike for Jews. Such descriptions are dismissed today as stereotypes. A stereotype is just the aggregate observation of many people over time.

Of course the evidence does not always support a particular explanation for avisible effect. A Jewish friend says, "We're no more greedy than anyone else. We're just good businessmen so we make money." Those with money are usually described as greedy. I don't think I have ever met a greedy Jew, though I have met many who were very careful with money. It doesn't matter whether you really are greedy only that people think you are.

Chutzpah: When I was seven we lived in Arlington, Virginia, next to the Furmans, recently someone said, of Hell's Kitchen, which I didn't know what was. The Furmans were by no means bad people. One day Mrs. Furman came over and gave my mother a hard time because my little brother, five was playing with a kid across the street instead of little Andrew Furman. Mom had done nothing to influence my brother's choice of friends. She, a quietly genteel woman from the Southside of Virginia, was horrified by the aggressiveness. She told me of this decades later, so it clearly made a bad impression. Thereafter, Them were not our kind of people. Small things can produce lifelong dislike.

In sum, Jews seem alien, smarter than others and far more aggressive than Christians, whom they seem to trample. Christians feel that they cannot compete, that they are outsmarted at every turn, or at least pushed around, and made victims. This bruising of the ego sets off irrational, serious hostility. It is the attitude of blacks toward whites, for the same reasons .

Finally there is Israel, the albatross around the Jewish neck, making it impossible for Jews quietly to be more or less normal Americans. To Jews Israel is of immense and understandable importance, but this enthusiasm brings up charges of dual loyalty or, often, loyalty exclusively to Israel. The truth of this doesn't matter. It looks true, which is enough. Does Rachel the Jewish dentist in Peoria back Israel? To what extent? What does she think of Israeli behavior? We don't know. We know that Jewish lobbies like AIPAC and the Neocons back Israel one hundred percent. And they control American Mid-Eastern policy. This is much noted on the Web.

Jewish backing for Israel requires emotional contortions since Israel is everything liberals, to include Jews, profess to hate, being racist -- just now it is expelling blacks -- religiously exclusive, an apartheid state, militaristic, and brutal in its treatment of Arabs. This I suspect bothers some Jews, but assuredly is a grave PR problem for the country. But then, as a small coastal enclave in a part of the world intensely hostile to it, a sort of second Crusader Kingdom, it is hard to see what choices it has. If it becomes democratic or allows extensive intermarriage, for example, it will quickly cease to be a Jewish state, and there is no way to rule nicely over a sea of people who want to kill you.

Is there a possibility of active anti-semitism in America? Yes. Why is America immune to a dislike that has influenced all of history?

Yet at the moment, no. No overt expression will soon occur, and perhaps never will. But the classic preliminary conditions exist and grow. The appearance of Jewish power is strong. Four of nine justices of the Supreme Court, a majority of Ivy presidents, CEOs of television networks. Zuckerberg of Facebook, Sergei Brin co-founder of Google. the New York Times , Time-Warner, Disney, much of Hollywood, huge parts of retail, most of the big publishing houses in New York. Anyone who has worked in Washington knows that Jewish control of Congress and the media is near absolute. The list could go on for pages. Things like this create a propagandist's paradise.. If America's tight control over expression ever slipped, a would-be Adolf with Google searches could come up with a shocking list.

A rational person might ask, "So what?" Do the Supreme Court's Jewish justices make Jewish decisions -- whatever that might mean? Or do they vote like any four NPR listeners chosen at random? Did Mark Zuckerberg do anything underhanded? Or was he a very bright Jewish kid who had an idea and the strength of character to push it into existence? Does Schultz of Starbucks do something evil, or does he, like, you know, sell reasonably good coffee at a reasonable price?

It doesn't matter. They are there, so they must be conspiring. And their influence is becoming more obvious, as with Trump's subservience (as seen by much of the world) to Israel in planning to move the embassy.

People who think they are defending Jews will point to Jewish contributions to nearly everything -- science, music, math, technology, literature, charity, medicine, support for symphonies. These contributions are real and immense. With respect to anti-Jewish politics, they are also irrelevant or worse. Since the hostility to Jews rests largely on their excessive presence (again, in the eyes of the anti-Jewish) pointing to their intellectual contributions just increases the dislike. It emphasizes both the Jewish presence and apparent superiority.

Happy, prosperous societies seldom form lynch mobs. When things break down, when hope wanes, expectations fall, and near-desperation sets in, explosions come. Today the United States quite arguably heads into a Weimar-like future of chaos and social violence. This may sound crazy but is it? Nobody thought such a highly civilized country as Germany capable of Treblinka.

America is not really stable. Political animosity runs high, racial hostility is great and growing, standards of living fall, offshoring and automation leave the young with nowhere for their lives to go. Wealth goes rapidly from the many to the few and what was the working class falls into drugs and anomie. The wars never end. Infrastructure ages and falls behind that of more advanced nations. Anger grows. As the pie shrinks, someone will have to get less pie.

It is hard to see how this can continue forever. My guess is that the fighting -- "unrest" is the polite term -- will break out first between white and black. Whites are quiescent now, but see their lives worsening and their world deteriorating. The kneelers in the NFL, the rioters


Stealth , March 4, 2018 at 11:31 pm GMT

Fred, you know we love most of your columns, but this one is deeply flawed:

Specifically, Jews are always Them. We are Us.

That's it, huh? Then why did you go on to write the following?

Anyone who has worked in Washington knows that Jewish control of Congress and the media is near absolute.

That doesn't sound like being hated for the offense of simply being different; that sounds like something that would piss people off.

They said that Jews (actually Israelis in most cases I think, but the Nepalese do not seem to make the distinction) were loud, demanding, and always trying to force down the guides' fees.

Implicit in this is that the Nepalese don't dislike most other foreign visitors as much as they do the Israelis. And what had the Israelis done, other than just what the Nepalese guides said? Failed to assimilate into the culture of Nepal while on vacation there? I think your're kind of undermining your central thesis with this one.

Anonymous Disclaimer , March 4, 2018 at 11:33 pm GMT
@fnn

There is a simpler explanation. For obvious reasons, Israelis are terribly fond of third-worlders.

lavoisier , Website March 4, 2018 at 11:37 pm GMT
Animus goes much deeper than simple resentment at Jewish success.

It is because of the destruction of our once stable society and the implosion of Western European nations under cultural currents unleased by the Jews that is the source of that animus.

Speak honestly Fred and stop the tangential and mealy mouthed explanations for the animus.

Stealth , March 4, 2018 at 11:54 pm GMT
For someone who thinks antisemitism is irrational, Fred, you sure do seem to provide a lot of rational sounding reason for disliking the Jews.

Note: I haven't encountered any Jews who were pushy or hostile with me. I've known Jews from work, school and the community, and they don't seem any more likely to be aggressive, in the interpersonal sense, than anyone else. I think this tendency has been exaggerated – a lot. When I was in my early twenties my blond shiksa cousin had a couple of Jewish friends she would take with her when she visited. Trust me, the only aggressive and mean one in the bunch was my cousin. The two Jewish girls were good company, and my friends and I were always happy to socialize with them. The one Jewish kid in my class would never have been described as aggressive by anyone.

KenH , March 5, 2018 at 2:48 am GMT

This explains why Jews do not like Christianity,

That was in 1099. I could give a F who did what to whom that long ago. But with Jews their motto is "never forgive, never forget". Even when they've lived better in white Christian nations than in any other they still work to undermine the white Christians they live among. That their historical grudges have an endless shelf life is reason to hate them and bar them from living in our nations.

Importantly, Jewish presence is seen as Jewish conspiracy. Four Jews on the Supreme Court?

Right. When Jews are overrepresented in any field it's because they're so darn smart. It whites are overrepresented in their own friggin countries then Jews lecture us about unearned white privilege. This is why I and a growing number of whites hate them. And it just so happens that all four Jews represent the totalitarian left wing of the court who consistently vote against white American interests. Another reason they're hated.

I won't waste too much time since Fred's writing philo-semitic propaganda and taking pot shots at anyone who doesn't think they're as groovy as he does. This is just one of Freddy's partisan diatribes similar to how he lionizes and promotes Mexicans and Mexico.

Anyone who examines the historical record and the history of the Jews in the diaspora with an open mind will become anti-semitic.

Bay Area Guy , March 5, 2018 at 2:55 am GMT
As Fred hinted, Jews prize their ethnic identity much more than most whites. For example, while Italian and Greek Americans may pay homage to their respective identities, they don't wear them on their sleeves. They certainly wouldn't describe an Italian marrying a Greek as "intermarriage," a few potential exceptions notwithstanding.

Of course, Jews bragging about their success doesn't help either. Chinese and other Asian Americans – while not wielding the political and cultural clout of Jews – are also very economically successful; but they at least have the wisdom to keep quiet about it, as evidenced by their strident rejection of the "model minority" stereotype. Successful minorities worldwide such as Bohras in India also manage to quietly enjoy their success; and that's saying something, given that India is an openly – and often violently – majoritarian country.

Ultimately, I think that Jews' chutzpah engenders a lot of ill will. Of all affluent and accomplished minorities, they're certainly the most flamboyant and pushy.

turtle , March 5, 2018 at 2:55 am GMT

When a state is composed of a homogeneous population, the natural inertia of such a population will hold the Stage together and maintain its existence through astonishingly long periods of misgovernment and maladministration.
But the situation is utterly different in a country where the population is not homogeneous .Should the ruling hand show signs of weakness in such a State the result will be to awaken the individualistic instincts which are slumbering in the ethnological groups.

nsa
March 5, 2018 at 3:09 am GMT @Stealth

Fred the apologist clearly states the jooies exercise "near absolute control" of Wash DC i.e. the goy 98% of the US population has essentially been disenfranchised. That's not a reason to hate on the vile conniving jooies?

turtle
March 5, 2018 at 3:27 am GMT 100 Words Stereotypes come from somewhere.
I have a friend who is prejudiced against Chinese people, based on his dealings with Chinese in the computer industry. His perception (right or wrong, but it is the perception which matters) is that they were "sneaky," "underhanded," they "stuck together against the round eyes."
Yet, as a school teacher, this same fellow readily bragged up the achievements of his numerous Oriental students. Which tells me that, on a personal level, prejudice can be overcome. As the saying went, back in the days of hippies vs. rednecks, "Bar stool to bar stool, things can be pretty cozy."
My friend is a devout evangelical Christian. Whenever I see the "fish" symbol, I tend to run the other way. But, I make an exception in his case, because I know him to be, and respect him as, a good man.
Carroll Price , March 5, 2018 at 3:31 am GMT

It is hard to tell because disliking Jews is often a firing offense, and a controlled press makes discussion impossible.

Why?? Therein lies the answer as to why Jews are resented and disliked.

turtle , March 5, 2018 at 5:09 am GMT

Hitler's complaints against the Jews were along usual lines, that Jews controlled German culture, finance, academia, and the media.

Not exactly.
In his own words:

There were few Jews in Linz.
As I thought they were persecuted on account of their Faith my aversion to hearing remarks against them grew almost into a feeling of abhorrence.
Then I came to Vienna.
In the Jew I still saw only a man who was of a different religion, and therefore, on grounds of human tolerance, I was against the idea that he should be attacked because he had a different faith.
Once, when passing through the inner City [Vienna], I suddenly encountered a phenomenon in a long caftan and wearing black side-locks. My first thought was: Is this a Jew? They certainly did not have this appearance in Linz.
Cleanliness, whether moral or of another kind, had its own peculiar meaning for these people.
What soon gave me cause for very serious consideration were the activities of the Jews in certain branches of life .Was there any shady undertaking, any form of foulness, especially in cultural life, in which at least one Jew did not participate?
The fact that nine-tenths of all the smutty literature, artistic tripe and theatrical banalities, had to be charged to the account of people who formed scarcely one percent of the nation – that fact could not be gainsaid.

In summary, Hitler states that his antipathy towards Jews, as a group, was based on his experiences in the "big city" (Vienna), and his *perception* that the Jews he encountered there were mostly immoral and corrupt, unlike those he had known in his (smaller) home town.

Corvinus , March 5, 2018 at 5:14 am GMT
@Anonymous

"It is just a question of how many goyim will be nuked."

Not that many, if you are honest.

"People don't like Jews because Jews don't practice the Golden Rule of treating others as they would like to be treated themselves."

Some people, absolutely.

And, of course Fred is not completely accurate when he said that "Jews do not assimilate".

http://www.theamericanconservative.com/dreher/are-us-jews-assimilating-out-of-existence

"David Goldman–Sadly, American Jews stand out as a horrible example of demographic failure. In the United States, secular and loosely affiliated American Jews, that is, the vast majority, have the lowest fertility rate of any identifiable segment of the American population. As I wrote in my book How Civilizations Die (and Why Islam is Dying, Too):

Nowhere is the fertility gap between religious and non-religious more extreme than among American Jews. As a group, American Jews show the lowest fertility of any ethnic group in the country. That is a matter of great anguish for Jewish community leaders. According to sociologist Steven Cohen, "We are now in the midst of a non-Orthodox Jewish population meltdown. Among Jews in their 50s, for every 100 Orthodox adults, we have 192 Orthodox children. And for the non-Orthodox, for every 100 adults, we have merely 55 such children."

Half of the non-Orthodox children, moreover, marry non-Jews, and very few children of mixed marriages will remain Jewish. As Reform Rabbi Lance J Sussman wrote in 2010, "With the exception of a number of Orthodox communities and a few other bright spots in or just off the mainstream of Jewish religious life, American Judaism is in precipitous decline the Reform movement has probably contracted by a full third in the last ten years!"

turtle , March 5, 2018 at 5:45 am GMT
As I understand it, Zionism got its main initial impetus from this book:

http://www.mideastweb.org/jewishstate.pdf

which in turn was inspired, if that is the word, by the trial of Captain Alfred Dreyfus of the French Army, in which Capt Dreyfus was unjustly convicted of espionage.
From the preface:

In 1902, he [Herzl] published a utopian novel about the Jewish state, Altneuad (oldnew
land) a vision complete with monorails and modern industry. , Altneuad
envisioned a multipluralistic Democracy in which Arabs and Jews had equal
rights.

Doesn't seem to have worked out that way.
The central premise of Zionism seems to be that Jews cannot expect equable treatment in a majority Gentile society. Ironically, the infamous case which inspired it also disproves this hypothesis.
To wit:
In the long run, justice was done in the case of Capt. Dreyfus.
He was very publicly restored to rank, with a promotion, in the French Army, and served honorably in what was then known as the Great War, which was all he ever wanted to do in the first place.

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

On 12 July 1906, Dreyfus was officially exonerated by a military commission. The day after his exoneration, he was readmitted into the army with a promotion to the rank of major (Chef d'Escadron). A week later, he was made Knight of the Legion of Honour,[6] and subsequently assigned to command an artillery unit at Vincennes.

Of course, there are (particularly) Jews who will say, "But he had years of his life stolen from him." This is, of course, true, but in the long run it is nothing more, nor less, than another miscarriage of justice, which in the case was, fortunately for its victim, eventually corrected. It is, in that sense, not unique. It did result in an an outcome more favorable than some both before and since.

RobinG , March 5, 2018 at 5:45 am GMT
@SolontoCroesus

WWIII ???
"The country that will have made it possible is Israel." Col. Larry Wilkerson

Is the US Ramping Up Its Military Presence in Syria and Planning to Attack Iran for Israel?

Ace , March 5, 2018 at 6:00 am GMT
@lavoisier

It isn't just cultural currents unleashed; it's deliberate destruction planned by institutional Jewry. Barbara Specter's married to the chief rabbi of Sweden and says Europe's "too monolithic," meaning "too white." She says Jews will be resented for their leading role in making Europe multicultural, i.e., non-white majority. Right you are, Barbara.

1,200+ rabbis in the U.S. came out for unchecked immigration of "refugees" and Adelson, Saban, Gelbaum, the ADL, the AJC, the HIAS, and BB are all for open borders. And the utter destruction of white America.

Jews played a huge role in Bolshevism, in putsches in Hungary, Austria, and Germany, and in Holodomor. "Jew" and "communist" were practically synonymous in 1930s America and Israel ran Pollard, one of the most destructive spies ever known in America. Jews have also done their utmost to push the most destructive aspects of the civil rights disaster.

Israel went to war against the U.S. with its deliberate attack on the USS Liberty with machine gunning of our sailors trying to make it into the lifeboats. It's protestations of "mistake" were transparent lies.

AIPAC ensures that billions from the treasury are squandered every year on an enemy nation that tries to involve us in fighting their wars for local hegemony. Is greater Israel also one of our projects?

Finally, institutional Jewry does everything in its power to distort National Socialism as "right-wing" to deflect attention from the leftist essence of totalitarian destruction, torture, theft, and murder and the disproportionate Jewish role in extreme leftist movements. The Jewish obsession with "The" Holocaust is the ultimate "holocaust denial." And woe betide he who cares to point that out. "The" Holocaust pales in comparison to the communist ones? Hater!!

What is not to loathe in organized Jewry?

I know of decent, patriotic Jews but I know of few Jews who dare to speak out against what I have mentioned. I would be attacked for "anti-Semitism" long before such voices are heard.

Fred us always a great read and a personal hero of mine. However, he missed the target here with his discussion of a bland "otherness." Reading excerpts from the Talmud and quotes from the great Rabbi Schneerson reveals that there is indeed some virulent Jewish hatred of the goyim out there. Bland otherness is not what I'm picking up.

RealAmericanValuesCirca1776Not1965 , March 9, 2018 at 6:18 pm GMT

Hitler's complaints against the Jews were along usual lines

You disingenuously fail to note that it is the consistency of these particular accusations throughout history that makes them 'usual'. Jews are always persecuted for the same list of crimes . because they're always up to the same list of crimes. How many times have they been expelled from the gentile nations that were effectively isolated in time and by geography. Are you saying that gentile civilization has quietly conspired to sew a false narrative of Jews, across national borders, and throughout it's entire, and diversely recorded history? Because that's the official Jewish narrative, as wild and absurd as it is. Of course, you'll have to fight tooth and nail just to get one of them to be honest enough to admit that they've been routinely expelled from a great many nations that had formerly welcomed them. And even then, you'll almost never get one honest enough to admit any wrongdoing on the part of the Jews in any such instances of expulsion. Jews can only be victims or heroes, after all. Never villains. Just ask the Democrats, or the Republicans. Or the Media. Or the ADL, or the SPLC, or your college professor etc etc etc.

Them, not Us. It makes little obvious sense to say that Jews are not Americans.

Tell that to the Jews. They're the one's who don't practice what they preach. More than anything, it's that double standard, along with the mass censorship of all criticism and dissent via a deafening chorus of cries of 'antisemitism' that foster the most hostility towards Jews as a collective. Even your dentist Isn't likely to reproach Jews for their wrongdoings, or call for the Orwellian 'strength' of diversity to flood Israel, the way they would in America. You make no mention of the widespread 'ethno-nationalism for me, but not for thee' views held by Jews with regards to Israel and the West.

Four Jews on the Supreme Court? From two percent of the population? My God, they must be up to something. A conspiracy, doubtless.

Don't stop there. Not unless you're TRYING to be dishonest. You've pointed out a single piece in a very long pattern of such events and then attempted to misrepresent the rest of the argument by omitting all the other pieces of evidence that come together to show a cohesive Jewish conspiracy that is rooted in verifiable facts. Tell everyone how much of our government, media, academia, finance etc is overwhelmingly dominated by this 2%.

Then compare the results of such an analysis with Hitler's complaints against the Jews. And then look at the collective leftward political lean of all these Jewish dominated positions of power and influence in America/The West. The Marxists in our colleges, the academics dictating our historical narrative and how we record it in history books, the bankers, the globalist billionaires and media moguls and Hollywood big wigs etc etc etc.

What they all lobby for, advocate for and push, is all the same things they won't tolerate at all in Israel. And for exactly all the same reasons that they decry whites as racists and bigots for bringing up.

Jews with remarkable consistency have been described for centuries as smart, greedy, combative, clannish, "pushy," exploitative, and arrogant. This is how I hear them described in Mexico, where I live.

At some point, Fred, hopefully you figure out how to tell the difference between a coincidence and pattern of events. I'm not holding my breath though.

Svigor , March 4, 2018 at 10:45 pm GMT

I was astonished to find that my Nepalese trekking guides were intensely hostile to Jews. They said that Jews (actually Israelis in most cases I think, but the Nepalese do not seem to make the distinction) were loud, demanding, and always trying to force down the guides' fees. Historically the hostility has often been powerful and, not infrequently, murderous. Jews have been expelled from country after country, excluded from polite society, subjected to quotas,and required to live in certain regions. Why?

LOL.

No, see, this is just brainwashing by the Great Global Antisemitic Conspiracy. They read some virulent antisemitism online first. Then, primed for antisemitism, they saw bad behavior from Jews where it didn't exist.

How much anti-Jewish hostility is there today in America? A lot? A little? Is it negligible? Potentially explosive? It is hard to tell because disliking Jews is often a firing offense, and a controlled press makes discussion impossible.

Yeah, no recipe for animus there.

Countersemitism is probably less common than the countersemites think, and more common than the philosemites think.

Jewish success isn't the problem. Jews are very fond of this answer, because it strokes their ethnic egos, and feeds their dindu nuffin culture (nobody, I mean NOBODY, does dindu culture like the Jews), but it's silly. Whites are rich tourists; did your Nepalese friends say they didn't like whites? Or do you suppose they bitch to their Jewish clients about whites? I suppose it's possible.

Countersemitism thrives despite an extremely hostile environment (it's firing, ruination, and unpersoning stateside; prison time in Europe) because there are much better reasons for it than envy. No serious person takes up countersemitism trivially; the cost is too high. There are far easier ways to work out one's psychological needs, if that's the only motive. No, countersemitism is driven by altruism.

Finally there is Israel, the albatross around the Jewish neck, making it impossible for Jews quietly to be more or less normal Americans.

Jews make it impossible. All they have to do is what whites would do; turn on Israel the way whites turned on South Africa. All they have to do is be consistent in their leftism, and subject themselves to the same rules that they enforce on others. You just glide past this and start yakking about Israel; what they do is their business, what the Jewish diaspora does is our business.

Whites and Jews really are different.

Jewish behavioral profile: "we should be the last people to have to live by the rules we push on everyone else."
White behavioral profile: "we can't push rules on everyone else that we aren't already living by ourselves."

A rational person might ask, "So what?" Do the Supreme Court's Jewish justices make Jewish decisions–whatever that might mean? Or do they vote like any four NPR listeners chosen at random? Did Mark Zuckerberg do anything underhanded? Or was he a very bright Jewish kid who had an idea and the strength of character to push it into existence? Does Schultz of Starbucks do something evil, or does he, like, you know, sell reasonably good coffee at a reasonable price?

It doesn't matter. They are there, so they must be conspiring. And their influence is becoming more obvious, as with Trump's subservience (as seen by much of the world) to Israel in planning to move the embassy.

A rational person might point to the Jews and their leftism, support for "diversity" and such. Jews say "we need black faces here, brown faces," etc., but then we're not supposed to turn around and say, "fine, we need white gentile faces in here"? Sauce, gander. Jews see removal of Jews as antisemitism, so we should see removal of white gentile faces as anti-white racism. Let Jews and all the rest advocate for their own representation, and we whites will advocate for ours.

That's the rational response.

People who think they are defending Jews will point to Jewish contributions to nearly everything–science, music, math, technology, literature, charity, medicine, support for symphonies. These contributions are real and immense. With respect to anti-Jewish politics, they are also irrelevant or worse. Since the hostility to Jews rests largely on their excessive presence (again, in the eyes of the anti-Jewish) pointing to their intellectual contributions just increases the dislike. It emphasizes both the Jewish presence and apparent superiority.

Nah. Jews follow whites around, the same way blacks do. Jews need whites, to live in white countries, the same way blacks do. Jews chimp out at the thought of being excluded from white communities or countries, the same way blacks do. That burning need is not the hallmark of superiority. Whites, on the other hand, don't need either group. They certainly don't need to follow either around, or go ape at the idea of being excluded from their communities or countries.

This explains a lot of the chip on the Jewish shoulder. Jews have a love-hate, superiority-inferiority complex going with whites, big time.

America is not really stable.

Owed mostly to diversity, which in turn is owed largely to the Jews, and their tireless efforts from 1924 to 1965 to pry open our borders.

John Gruskos , March 9, 2018 at 7:07 pm GMT
@Svigor

Svigor,

Your idealism and altruism are wasted on Fred Reed.

He isn't arguing in good faith.

He is just writing lies, which he knows full well to be lies, to provoke the anger of his audience, for his own amusement. I believe they call it "trolling".

The only way antisemitism will ever go away is if more members of the Jewish elite follow the lead of Ron Unz and Stephen Miller and make a good faith effort to use their influence for the benefit of the host community. (If you made a list of the 100,000 most influential Jews in America, would there be anyone on that list other than Unz and Miller who is favorably disposed towards old-stock Americans?)

Trolls like Fred Reed, on the other hand, will reliably increase antisemitism every time they get access to a keyboard. They will be perceived as toadies of the hostile Jewish elite, and unfortunately all Jews will receive a share of the animus stirred up by the all too numerous likes of Fred Reed.

[Mar 10, 2018] Neocons vs Jews

Notable quotes:
"... I MET ONE JEWISH OFFICER IN COMBAT ARMS, PERIOD!!!!! ..."
"... Compare that to their ever-presence in politics and, in particular, among the Neocons who are ceaselessly starting wars and sending non-Jews to die for them. It's disgusting. ..."
"... Here's a quote from Kissinger which neatly sums it up: "Military men are just dumb, stupid animals to be used as pawns in foreign policy." ..."
"... "The dislike is profoundly visceral, not rational" ..."
"... Let's see Fred.. Heard of the Neocons, near exclusively Jews, running US foreign policy to establish Israel's hegemony in the Middle East a la Oden Yinon? Who openly acknowledges running Hollywood, Freddie? How about the moral quality of what Hollywood produces. ..."
"... "Woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! for ye devour widows' houses, and for a pretence make long prayer: therefore ye shall receive the greater damnation." ..."
"... Also, there's the paraphrased quote from the Godfather Movie; "men in suits and ties make better bank robbers than men with guns." ..."
Mar 10, 2018 | www.unz.com

Jus' Sayin'... , March 5, 2018 at 5:08 pm GMT

I thought Mr. Reed provided a good summary of the situation. The diversity of responses suggests that he struck a nice balance in presenting his observations.

I am a mixed-ethnicity Roman Catholic but starting with college and ever since, most of my closest associates and many of those with whom I work and play, except for immediate family, have been middle class Jews. I have found these individuals to be generous and kind and not at all clannish. All regard themselves as and in fact are patriotic Americans. Many have achieved extraordinary success and contributed to the commonweal. Many have gone out of their way to help and comfort me in times of personal crisis.

I find my personal experiences with individual Jews hard to reconcile with the – to me – obvious observation that, considered as a group, American Jews have had a disastrous impact on the United States in many areas including invidious control of (1) the news media, publishing, and entertainment industries, (2) culture generally, (3) finance, (4) legal institutions. (5) the government generally, and (6) foreign policy in particular.

In high school I monitored a college course on democratic political theory (excluding Rousseau's totalitarian version) and democracy's totalitarian opponents, i.e., communism and fascism. The readings on fascism included lengthy sections from Rosenberg's "Myth of the Twentieth Century".

At the time, I thought that even the less hyperbolic of Rosenberg's rants verged on insanity. Now, after observing our Jewish-dominated late republic hurtling towards utter ruination, I'm not so sure.

Longfisher , March 5, 2018 at 5:26 pm GMT
"What have Jews actually done to you? Hacked your bank account? Gypped you out of your house? Shot your dog?" and the answer will likely be, "Nothing."

Simple. I served in the Marines for about 7 years as an infantry officer. I met, worked with and greatly valued many 10s of thousands of Marines.

Infantry is combat arms as are artillery, special ops, missile forces, Marine Air, etc.

I MET ONE JEWISH OFFICER IN COMBAT ARMS, PERIOD!!!!!

Now, they were everywhere in professional positions in our sister service, the Navy. Doctors, lawyers, dentists, etc. But almost none in combat arms in America but well represented in the armed forces of Israel.

Compare that to their ever-presence in politics and, in particular, among the Neocons who are ceaselessly starting wars and sending non-Jews to die for them. It's disgusting.

Onward Christian soldier is the new Jewish American national anthem. They're disloyal cowards and they're a fifth column for Israel here in the U.S. If they vaporized tomorrow we'd be better off.

Here's a quote from Kissinger which neatly sums it up: "Military men are just dumb, stupid animals to be used as pawns in foreign policy."

No wonder to me why they were burned in the crematoriums in German during WWII.

Rex Little , March 5, 2018 at 5:59 pm GMT

From two percent of the population?

I've long wondered how that 2% number was arrived at. Who is counted as Jewish? If it's only those who actively practice the religion, then I'd guess 2% is about right. But how many more are there whose ancestors were Jewish but who aren't religious (like me) or practice Christianity (like my brother)?

Granted, the number of non-religious Jews is shrinking, as Corvinus pointed out upthread. My brothers and I would all be considered Jewish by ancestry, but none of our children are, because their mothers aren't.

I suspect that support for Israel and Zionism is much stronger among religious Jews than my sort. I've never been to Israel, and you'd have to pay me a lot of money to get me to go there. My parents' opinion was that the state of Israel should never have been created.

Mussolini's Fist , March 5, 2018 at 6:59 pm GMT
This article should be entitled "1000 Reasons why Fred Reed is a Complete Moron".

"The dislike is profoundly visceral, not rational"

Let's see Fred.. Heard of the Neocons, near exclusively Jews, running US foreign policy to establish Israel's hegemony in the Middle East a la Oden Yinon? Who openly acknowledges running Hollywood, Freddie? How about the moral quality of what Hollywood produces.

Commenting on fashion might be more your speed.

Carroll Price , March 5, 2018 at 3:20 pm GMT
@turtle

Fred apparently slept through Bible class, but the New Testament refers to it as devouring widow's houses.

Matthew 23:14
"Woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! for ye devour widows' houses, and for a pretence make long prayer: therefore ye shall receive the greater damnation."

Also, there's the paraphrased quote from the Godfather Movie; "men in suits and ties make better bank robbers than men with guns."

[Mar 09, 2018] Jewish supermasism

It just proves that fanatical detached for reality idiots are plentiful in any religion, or nationality.
Mar 09, 2018 | www.unz.com

Mario964 , March 8, 2018 at 7:18 pm GMT

@Mitchell Porter

No other people in this world has attained supreme mastery of denial of truth and responsibility as the Jews. Nobody should forget that "chutzpah" is a Yiddish word: i.e "that quality enshrined in a man who, having killed his mother and father, throws himself on the mercy of the court because he is an orphan". (Wikipedia > Chutzpah)

To confirm Baruch Levy's weltanschauung please see the following quote of an utterance by highly revered rabbi Ovadia Yosef during his weekly Saturday night sermon in August 2000 from authoritative newspaper The Times Of Israel:

The purpose of Gentiles -- to serve Jews:

"Goyim were born only to serve us. Without that, they have no place in the world – only to serve the People of Israel."

"In Israel, death has no dominion over them With gentiles, it will be like any person – they need to die, but [God] will give them longevity. Why? Imagine that one's donkey would die, they'd lose their money.

"This is his servant That's why he gets a long life, to work well for this Jew."

"Why are gentiles needed? They will work, they will plow, they will reap. We will sit like an effendi and eat That is why gentiles were created."

-- Weekly Saturday night sermon in October 2010

https://www.timesofisrael.com/5-of-ovadia-yosefs-most-controversial-quotations/

Doesn't it sound familiar?

From Wikipedia > Ovadia Yosef:
His funeral in Jerusalem was the largest in Israel's history, with an estimated attendance of 850,000. Some religious authorities have stated that this was, perhaps, the largest in-gathering of Jews since the days of the Second Temple. Lev, David (7 October 2013). "Police: Rabbi Yosef's Funeral Largest in Israel's History" – Israel National News.

[Mar 01, 2018] The Eternal Lure of Nationalism by Pat Buchanan

Notable quotes:
"... Western elites may deplore the return of nationalism. But they had best not dismiss it, for assertions of national and tribal identity appear to be what the future is going to be all about. ..."
"... In Hungary and Poland, ethnonationalism, the belief that nation-states are created and best suited to protect and defend a separate and unique people, with its separate and unique history and culture, is already ascendant. ..."
"... Globalists may see the U.N., EU, NAFTA, TPP as stepping stones to a "universal nation" of all races, tribes, cultures and creeds. But growing numbers in every country, on every continent, reject this vision. And they are seeking to restore what their parents and grand-parents had, a nation-state that is all their own. ..."
"... Looking back over this 21st century, the transnational elite that envisions the endless erosion of national sovereignty, and the coming of a new world order of open borders, free trade and global custody of mankind's destiny, has triggered a counter-revolution. Does anyone think Angela Merkel looks like the future? ..."
"... Indeed, now that George W. Bush's crusade for democracy has ended up like Peter the Hermit's Children's Crusade, what is the vision, what is the historic goal our elites offer to inspire and enlist our people? ..."
"... The US has always been ruled or parasitized by corrupt, murderous psychopaths with the results we have to live with today. All corny rhetoric aside, it has never been a force for peace, justice, or freedom. Why would anyone desire it to remain what she has been? ..."
"... There is a rebellious coolness in tearing down the PC edifice similar to the fun that could be had attacking Christianity and its holy cows back in the 20th century. The age of Blair, Merkel, Obama and Juncker is drawing to a close. ..."
"... Nationalists supporting such people – any supposedly nationalist movement rooted on the political left – will simply be betrayed, as were the Greeks who voted for SYRIZA, the leftist supposedly "anti-establishment" party that carried its leaders into office and power and then transformed itself into a "respectable" party of the "centre left", and ensured that the boat was not rocked in any ways that might really upset the EU/globalist elites. ..."
"... The war is between globalism and nationalism, the stakes are whether we continue on the path to one world corporatist government and culture – a place where there are no borders, there is no "outside", and no escape from the crushing dogmas of political correctness, or step off before it's too late. And the only true nationalism is the nationalism of the right. That will be true until parties of the old left – devoted to supporting indigenous workers and not to pushing social radicalism – reappear, if they ever do. ..."
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In a surprise overtime victory in the finals of the Olympic men's hockey tournament, the Russians defeated Germany, 4-3. But the Russians were not permitted to have their national anthem played or flag raised, due to a past doping scandal. So, the team ignored the prohibition and sang out the Russian national anthem over the sounds of the Olympic anthem. One recalls the scene in "Casablanca," where French patrons of Rick's saloon stood and loudly sang the "La Marseillaise" to drown out the "Die Wacht am Rhein" being sung by a table of German officers.

When the combined North-South Korean Olympic team entered the stadium, Vice President Mike Pence remained seated and silent. But tens of thousands of Koreans stood and cheered the unified team. America may provide a defensive shield for the South, but Koreans on both sides of the DMZ see themselves as one people. And, no fool, Kim Jong Un is exploiting the deep tribal ties he knows are there.

Watching the Russians defiantly belt out their anthem, one recalls also the 1968 summer Olympics in Mexico City where sprinters Tommie Smith and John Carlos stood on the podium, black gloved fists thrust skyward in a Black Power salute, asserting their separate racial identity

Western elites may deplore the return of nationalism. But they had best not dismiss it, for assertions of national and tribal identity appear to be what the future is going to be all about.

Some attendees at the CPAC conclave this past week were appalled that Britain's Nigel Farage and France's Marion Le Pen were present.

But Farage was the man most responsible for Brexit, the historic British decision to leave the EU. Le Pen is perhaps the most popular figure in a National Front party that won 35 percent of the vote in the runoff election won by President Emmanuel Macron.

And the most unifying stand of the NF appears to be "Let France be France!" The French people do not want their country invaded by unassimilable millions of migrants from Africa and the Islamic world. They want France to remain what she has been. Is this wrong? Is preservation of a country, the national family one grew up in, not conservative? In Hungary and Poland, ethnonationalism, the belief that nation-states are created and best suited to protect and defend a separate and unique people, with its separate and unique history and culture, is already ascendant.

Globalists may see the U.N., EU, NAFTA, TPP as stepping stones to a "universal nation" of all races, tribes, cultures and creeds. But growing numbers in every country, on every continent, reject this vision. And they are seeking to restore what their parents and grand-parents had, a nation-state that is all their own.

Nationalists like Farage, who seek to pull their countries out of socialist superstates like the EU, and peoples seeking to secede and set up new nations like Scotland, Catalonia, Corsica and Veneto today, and Quebec yesterday, are no more anti-conservative than the American patriots of Lexington and Concord who also wanted a country of their own.

Why are European peoples who wish to halt mass migration from across the Med, to preserve who and what they are, decried as racists? Did not the peoples of African and Middle Eastern countries, half a century ago, expel the European settlers who helped to build those countries? The Rhodesia of Spitfire pilot Ian Smith was a jewel of a nation of 250,000 whites and several million blacks that produced trade surpluses even when boycotted and sanctioned by a hating world. When Smith was forced to yield power, "Comrade Bob" Mugabe took over and began the looting of white Rhodesians, and led his Shona tribesmen in a slaughter of the Matabele of rival Joshua Nkomo.

Eighty-five percent of the white folks who lived in Rhodesia, prior to "majority rule," are gone from Zimbabwe. More than half of the white folks who made South Africa the most advanced and prosperous country on the continent are gone. Are these countries better places than they were? For whom?

Looking back over this 21st century, the transnational elite that envisions the endless erosion of national sovereignty, and the coming of a new world order of open borders, free trade and global custody of mankind's destiny, has triggered a counter-revolution. Does anyone think Angela Merkel looks like the future?

Consider the largest countries on earth. In China, ethnonationalism, not the ruling Communist Party, unites and inspires 1.4 billion people to displace the Americans as the first power on earth. Nationalism sustains Vladimir Putin. Nationalism and its unique identity as a Hindu nation unites and powers India. Here, today, it is "America First" nationalism.

Indeed, now that George W. Bush's crusade for democracy has ended up like Peter the Hermit's Children's Crusade, what is the vision, what is the historic goal our elites offer to inspire and enlist our people?

Patrick J. Buchanan is the author of a new book, "Nixon's White House Wars: The Battles That Made and Broke a President and Divided America Forever."


Anon Disclaimer , February 27, 2018 at 11:17 am GMT

It's far more complicated. Scotland and Catalonia wanted to secede because they found their nations TOO CONSERVATIVE. Catalonia wanted to be independent to take in MORE immigrants. Scotland wanted independence to take in MORE immigrants and push diversity and leftism even more.

At this point, I think France is too far gone. By some estimates, 70% of all births in Paris are to Africans and Muslims. And French women got serious junglois fever, and many new black babies are popping out of white wombs.

Also, Korean nationalism is myth. Koreans are toadies of any great power. 80% of Koreans want to move to US or Canada and forever abandon their identity. Even though the current 'leftist' regime in SK is for better relations with NK, it is also for massive immigration and replacement of Koreans with foreigners. And 80% of Korean youth support Diversity since their US-trained teachers taught them so.

I'm not sure what Buchanan means by including Rhodesia. Is he saying nationalism was justified in expelling whites? Or is he saying imperialism is better because whites ran a better nation?

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WorkingClass , February 27, 2018 at 12:24 pm GMT

what is the vision, what is the historic goal our elites offer to inspire and enlist our people?

The globalists envision the earth as a plantation with oligarchs (stateless corporate monopolists) as planters, former national governments as overseers and the people of earth as niggers.

jacques sheete , February 27, 2018 at 12:33 pm GMT

They want France to remain what she has been. Is this wrong?

Insofar as France has been a colonial power, the answer is, "yes." Insofar as France has been a puppet of Israel, the answer is also, "yes."It's really sad when an historian of PB's caliber seems to be either clueless or worse about what France has been. As far as the US being what she has been, the answer is also, "yes." Why would anyone want the US to support an entity like the bloody USSR as it has done in the past? Why would anyone want to US to be a morally and fiscally bankrupt nation ruled by monsters and controlled by Zio-gangsters, as she has been, and is?

The US has always been ruled or parasitized by corrupt, murderous psychopaths with the results we have to live with today. All corny rhetoric aside, it has never been a force for peace, justice, or freedom. Why would anyone desire it to remain what she has been?

Anonym , February 27, 2018 at 1:00 pm GMT
Pretty much this, Pat. The future of white people rebounds inexorably towards ethnonationalism. Yes, there will be a boiling off into so much mystery meat of immigrants and whites who are attracted to that or end up with it, but a lot of those areas are Balkanized. Every white child that is born will have more genetic and/or cultural attraction to their own by default.

The baby boomers who have ascended the heights of the institutions can't take it with them. Their time is over. The time for those adults who have been able to make a realistic assessment of the world, now it's not a whitopia any more, has come. They are emboldened by the s *** posting of the internet, the audacity of Trump. There is a rebellious coolness in tearing down the PC edifice similar to the fun that could be had attacking Christianity and its holy cows back in the 20th century. The age of Blair, Merkel, Obama and Juncker is drawing to a close. The era of Xi and Putin has already been here a while, and now we have Trump and will have a cascade of similar leaders in the West in due course I believe.

Randal , February 27, 2018 at 1:30 pm GMT

peoples seeking to secede and set up new nations like Scotland, Catalonia, Corsica and Veneto today, and Quebec yesterday, are no more anti-conservative than the American patriots of Lexington and Concord who also wanted a country of their own.

Well, yes and no. On the one hand, these people are in fact inherently anti-conservative in the most fundamental sense – they are radicals, seeking to overturn the existing order. On the other hand, where they are merely local elites seeking to formalise their own power and shrug off remote overseers, and don't seek radical social change otherwise, then they are also conservative. That's why the American Secession was not a revolution, merely a transfer of power from remote to local elites.

Things are complicated further by supposed "nationalist" movements that are run by leftists – as in the case of Scotland or Catalonia. These are people who merely want to transfer control from the established state to a more distant superstate, the EU, and who are firmly committed to all the dogmas of leftism – internationalism, antiracism, open borders, social radicalism, and who are just as much dupes for globalist corporatism as any establishment pseudo-conservative.

Nationalists supporting such people – any supposedly nationalist movement rooted on the political left – will simply be betrayed, as were the Greeks who voted for SYRIZA, the leftist supposedly "anti-establishment" party that carried its leaders into office and power and then transformed itself into a "respectable" party of the "centre left", and ensured that the boat was not rocked in any ways that might really upset the EU/globalist elites.

The war is between globalism and nationalism, the stakes are whether we continue on the path to one world corporatist government and culture – a place where there are no borders, there is no "outside", and no escape from the crushing dogmas of political correctness, or step off before it's too late. And the only true nationalism is the nationalism of the right. That will be true until parties of the old left – devoted to supporting indigenous workers and not to pushing social radicalism – reappear, if they ever do.

Randal , February 27, 2018 at 1:35 pm GMT
@Anon

It's far more complicated. Scotland and Catalonia wanted to secede because they found their nations TOO CONSERVATIVE. Catalonia wanted to be independent to take in MORE immigrants. Scotland wanted independence to take in MORE immigrants and push diversity and leftism even more.

And they did not want independence, they wanted to transfer their subordination to a slightly more remote, more globalist supranational organisation, namely the developing superstate that is the EU.

KenH , February 27, 2018 at 1:47 pm GMT
@Anon

And 80% of Korean youth support Diversity since their US-trained teachers taught them so.

Considering growing numbers of S. Koreans want U.S. forces out of their nation and their highly restrictive immigration policy where's the evidence that they're becoming diversity loving social justice warriors?

Mr. Hack , February 27, 2018 at 2:05 pm GMT

Globalists may see the U.N., EU, NAFTA, TPP as stepping stones to a "universal nation" of all races, tribes, cultures and creeds. But growing numbers in every country, on every continent, reject this vision. And they are seeking to restore what their parents and grand-parents had, a nation-state that is all their own.'

Right on Pat! So why your hypocritical stance towards Ukraine and its quest to separate itself from Russian imperial interests? Your inconsistencies are appalling!

Citizen of a Silly Country , February 27, 2018 at 2:16 pm GMT

The Eternal Lure of Nationalism

No, it's the eternal lure of family. As Sailer has noted, races/ethnicities are just extended families. Only sociopaths don't care more for their family than strangers. Even with the most overarching propaganda – schools, media, government, etc. – in history pushing whites to forget this, we are slowly coming out of our slumber. Will we ever fully wake up and, if so, in time? Who knows.

But I do know that our current society won't last. Much like what's going on in Africa, this system – based on the falsehood of racial equality – will slowly (then quickly) fall apart. Of course, the timeframe that I use is historic, not the timeframe that we use in our own lives. A hundred years is a nothing if you look over the past 5,000 years when human civilization began.

Does anyone really believe that the current Cult of Equality system in W. Europe and the U.S. will still be around in 100 years, much less 200 years? No chance. Could it still be hanging on by a thread in 50 or 60 years – long after I'm dead? Quite possibly.

However, we're already seeing some cracks in the system after 50 years and things seem to be accelerating. What happens when Muslims start demanding Sharia law in parts of Paris or London? What happens when whites are no longer welcome in the Dem Party as we're beginning to see at the top level? What happens when government debt reaches a level where the gov can't borrow as much and must start cutting welfare spending? What happens when an increasingly black and brown Congress (and state houses) starts to demand much higher taxes on whites (and Asians) to support blacks and browns?

Wanting to be ruled by your own people is natural – and good. Whites have been on top for 500 years and have forgotten what it's like to have to fight for our place in the sun. As we start to get ruled by others year after year, that tribal instinct will grow. Will it grow fast enough that we survive? Again, who knows. I hope so.

If not, well, natural selection is a bitch, isn't it.

Tulip , February 27, 2018 at 2:57 pm GMT
[W]hat is the historic goal our elites offer to inspire and enlist our people?

I'm sure Max Boot has some ready ideas.

WorkingClass , February 27, 2018 at 2:59 pm GMT
@jacques sheete

Should we give up these evil nation states for an evil global feudalism?

I can understand a desire for more options. The anarchists have the best of it in my opinion when it comes to political ideology. But there is the real problem of security and survival for anarchists in a non anarchist world.

From the point of view of globalists, nationalism is already a de-centralization of political power. I favor decentralization even if it will not take me all the way to a Jeffersonian agrarian utopia.

Who said "don't let the perfect be the enemy of the good"?

Rurik , February 27, 2018 at 4:23 pm GMT

French people do not want their country invaded by unassimilable millions of migrants from Africa and the Islamic world.

They want France to remain what she has been. Is this wrong?

I guess six million wasn't enough for Pat Buchanan

anyone with a kippah's worth of brains know that if France is allowed to remain French, then the gas chambers and soap factories are only a matter of time.

let's let ((Nicolas Sarkozy)) explain it to you all

Nazis:

must be forced to mix, if they don't do so willingly, because if not, then you can just sit back and count the days until geysers of blood start shooting out of the ground again.

we've all seen this kind of 'will to power' before, when people like the French (and Poles and Hungarians) think they can threaten others with their anti-Semitism by refusing to mix and blend their vile and evil white Nazi features and culture away.

Never again!

Citizen of a Silly Country , February 27, 2018 at 5:09 pm GMT
@Rurik

Totally agree. If gentile whites aren't breed out of existence, it's just a matter of time before we see gas chambers in Ohio or Lincolnshire.

Throughout Jewish history, non-Jewish whites inexplicably have shown an insanely irrational dislike of Jews. Since it emerges over and over, across time and regions, it must be some form of mental sickness inherent in gentile whites. There's no other explanation. The only commonalty is gentile whites.

No matter where Jews go, within a century or two, the local goys start to hate them to the point that Jews are often ejected from the area, sometimes attacked. Everywhere, every time. Jews, who just want to fit in and become a part of the community – no, to improve the community – are singled out for no reason again and again.

Well, this must end. Even with their own homeland surrounded by a fence and protected by nuclear weapons, Jews will never be safe until gentile whites are no longer a race. What is the loss of the European peoples and their culture compared to the need to protect the Jewish people from the inevitable Holocaust II: Revenge of the Goys.

Thankfully, the new breed – a mix of African, European, Mesitzo and whatever else – will be more enlightened.

Randal , February 27, 2018 at 5:38 pm GMT
Here's an interesting example of modern nations trying to deal with the consequences of globalism in the context of the ruling political correctness dogmas:

Denmark plans double punishment for ghetto crime

Imagine trying that in the US! How's that for some disparate impact, eh Obama?

He denied that harsher penalties in one area could simply drive criminals into other areas.

This seems a bit of a stretch really. I mean, it's still got to be a good thing to harass ghetto thugs and petty criminal oafs on the turf they think is theirs, but there needs to be preparation for the inevitable spillover into more respectable areas. Unless you take the view that ghetto dweller crime spilling over more is a price worth paying because it will help to "wake up" the wealthy leftist classes who vote for more immigration and evade the costs.

Rurik , February 27, 2018 at 6:17 pm GMT
@Citizen of a Silly Country

it's just a matter of time before we see gas chambers in Ohio or Lincolnshire.

we already saw it in Charlottesville!

the SS was goose stepping towards Sobibór redux, chanting Nazi propaganda about how 'Jews will not replace us"

have you ever heard anything so vile?!

Of course Jews will replace you! because white people are congenitally EVIL!

They don't know their place, because jehovah put them here to SERVE the Jews!!! Yet they stubbornly refuse!

and appoint a Nazi goyim to the Supreme Court!!!

and a CIS at that!

I'm sure glad you too can see what we're up against as these neo-Nazis in France try to assert their inner Himmler, and avoid the Great Kosher Blending.

Thankfully, the new breed – a mix of African, European, Mesitzo and whatever else – will be more enlightened.

not unattractive, but more to the point, unconnected to any ethnic or cultural heritage.

the perfect obedient slave race

a doubleplus good improvement over the Nazis (all white people/anti-Semites)

Never Again!

silviosilver , February 27, 2018 at 6:20 pm GMT
@Anon

Scotland wanted independence to take in MORE immigrants and push diversity and leftism even more.

Scottish elites – in the form of the Scottish National Party – wanted that. But did Scottish voters? Or were they just voting for Scottish independence rather than for the policies of the SNP? Hard to tell.

I'm not sure what Buchanan means by including Rhodesia. Is he saying nationalism was justified in expelling whites? Or is he saying imperialism is better because whites ran a better nation?

I think he's saying that white Rhodesians were the nation, and that they would have been justified in expelling the blacks if the blacks weren't happy with their lot – rather than allowing the blacks to destroy 'their' country. This is a very old school WN viewpoint that, even among WNs, you don't hear much of anymore, but Buchanan likes to make ambiguous and plausibly deniable statements like this. I mean, it's very easy for him to backtrack and claim that he simply meant one of the options you outlined, but probably what he really believes is the version I put forward.

Rhodesia's a bit much, imo; there were just too few whites. You need to have Israeli-settler-like fanaticism to support whites' keeping control of all that territory. I could have supported the South Africans sending the blacks to their own 'homelands' and then cutting off contact with them. That would have been a better long term solution than the segregation they tried to implement. You need a much larger majority – like the South has/had – to pull segregation off. Although, even then, apartheid could have last much longer than it did, if it wasn't for pressure from other white countries.

Maple Curtain , February 27, 2018 at 6:49 pm GMT
The Jews stole America on your watch Buchanan. You had your chance. You're yesterday's news. Still can't name the Jew. Out to pasture.
Carroll Price , February 27, 2018 at 10:05 pm GMT
Nice article Pat, but as long as Jews control the US, it will continue serving as a doormat known as diversity.
expeedee , February 28, 2018 at 12:39 am GMT
@Citizen of a Silly Country

Very profound. Couldn't agree more. Great post.

KenH , February 28, 2018 at 12:51 am GMT
It's not just nationalism that's rising but racial nationalism or what some like to refer to as ethno-nationalism. No doubt those Russian hockey players were all ethnically Russian and their celebration was as much one of blood as of nation which in saner times are indivisible.

black gloved fists thrust skyward in a Black Power salute, asserting their separate racial identity

And it's long past due that whites in America and throughout the Western world start to assert their separate racial identity and act accordingly. We are the only race of people that doesn't act in its own racial interests and if that doesn't change we won't last this century.

Raceless civil nationalism is a dead end for white people and it doesn't resonate with anyone but brainless and brainwashed whites. Religion will always play second fiddle to race and ethnicity and it always will.

Militant multiculturalism, the de facto secular religion of the West, must be overthrown by any means necessary along with its many mullahs in government, universities and the media.

Corvinus , February 28, 2018 at 4:43 am GMT
@Citizen of a Silly Country

"No, it's the eternal lure of family. As Sailer has noted, races/ethnicities are just extended families."

No, races and ethnicities do NOT fit that description. It's an appeal to authority.

"But I do know that our current society won't last."

No, you are only speculating here. No one knows for certain.

"What happens when Muslims start demanding Sharia law in parts of Paris or London? What happens when whites are no longer welcome in the Dem Party as we're beginning to see at the top level? What happens when government debt reaches a level where the gov can't borrow as much and must start cutting welfare spending? What happens when an increasingly black and brown Congress (and state houses) starts to demand much higher taxes on whites (and Asians) to support blacks and browns?"

Chicken Little.

"Wanting to be ruled by your own people is natural – and good."

Our people are Americans.

"Whites have been on top for 500 years and have forgotten what it's like to have to fight for our place
in the sun."

The human race is more important than whites or blacks or Asians.

Corvinus , February 28, 2018 at 4:45 am GMT
@KenH

"Raceless civil nationalism is a dead end for white people and it doesn't resonate with anyone but brainless and brainwashed whites."

White people make their own decisions regarding race and culture. What you are suggesting here is fascism.

"Religion will always play second fiddle to race and ethnicity and it always will."

In reality, religion trumps race and ethnicity. A white Christian and a black Christian are equal in the eyes of the Lord.

Corvinus , February 28, 2018 at 4:49 am GMT
@Rurik

"Of course Jews will replace you! because white people are congenitally EVIL!"

Most white people do not believe in the Jewish conspiracy. You are an outlier.

"not unattractive, but more to the point, unconnected to any ethnic or cultural heritage."

That would be Fake News. The mixing of races and ethnicities is part of our humanity. Besides, there are clear scientific benefits.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-3146070/Mixed-race-relationships-making-taller-smarter-Children-born-genetically-diverse-parents-intelligent-ancestors.html

Twodees Partain , February 28, 2018 at 10:52 am GMT
@Citizen of a Silly Country

"Thankfully, the new breed – a mix of African, European, Mesitzo and whatever else – will be more enlightened."

Of course, though the new breed won't be allowed in Israel.

Quartermaster , February 28, 2018 at 1:22 pm GMT
@anonymous

Smith was a native of Rhodesia. The RAF trained pilots in Rhodesia.

Talha , February 28, 2018 at 4:09 pm GMT
@Anon

And French women got serious junglois fever, and many new black babies are popping out of white wombs.

Is this right? Anyone have stats? Is anyone keeping count?

Even though Black African nationalism did expel European powers, can nationalism survive in black Africa without whites?

Good point – no doubt the current borders have a lot to do with how lines were drawn by the retreating European powers.

Without whites and their organization skills, black African tends to fracture into tribes, and warring tribes do no make a nation

Possibly, but they did have the capability to organize into fairly large empires (depending on which part of Africa you are talking about. The capability to form an empire over a vast multi-ethnic, multi-religious landscape is certainly a stepping stone for the ability to form a modern nation-state (not that that is the goal).

If things do fracture down and tribal alliances become preeminent, then expect the very large ethno-linguistic groups (like the Fulani and Hausa that number in the tens of millions) to form something that lies across many of the current borders.

Peace.

Talha , February 28, 2018 at 4:37 pm GMT
@KenH

Religion will always play second fiddle to race and ethnicity and it always will.

That seems to be ahistorical when put in those absolute terms. Consider that Catholics and Protestants joined others apart from their own ethno-linguistic background to slaughter (what they considered) heretics of their own ethnicity. The current mess in the Middle East is also quite a bit related to religious fault-lines. Sunni and Shiah of various backgrounds are ganging up on each other.

To take another example of a recent breakdown of civil law and slaughter (the Rwandan genocide). It was split; being Christian didn't seem to matter to transcend ethnic fault lines, but being Muslim did:
"Roman Catholicism has been the dominant faith in Rwanda for more than a century. But many people, disgusted by the role that some priests and nuns played in the killing frenzy, have shunned organized religion altogether, and many more have turned to Islam.
'People died in my old church, and the pastor helped the killers," said Yakobo Djuma Nzeyimana, 21, who became a Muslim in 1996. 'I couldn't go back and pray there. I had to find something else.'"

http://www.nytimes.com/2004/04/07/world/since-94-horror-rwandans-turn-toward-islam.html

As an imam from Rwanda explains, the Muslim Hutus and Tutsis have made their ethnic identity a lesser priority:
"First, you have to remember that Muslims represent one of the only -- perhaps the only -- truly integrated community in Rwanda. What do I mean by this? I mean that most mothers of Muslims are Tutsis, and most fathers of Muslims are Hutus -- let's say something like 80 percent on each side. And while many Muslims share the appearance of Tutsis, we are really a mixed community. We are a community built by intermarriage."

https://berkleycenter.georgetown.edu/interviews/a-discussion-with-sheikh-saleh-habimana-head-mufti-of-the-islamic-community-of-rwanda

So I understand this attitude in places like Europe, but that's because they don't really take religion as seriously as they used to, which means that other priorities bubble up. If you observe other places in the world, ethnicity plays second fiddle.

Peace.

Note: By the way, sometimes people being scared of you can be quite helpful (from the above article):
"You see, for many years Hutus had been taught to fear Muslims. They were scared of our mosques, so we could hide Tutsis there without fear of Hutus entering. Hutus had been taught that our mosques were houses of the devil. They were taught that the devil lived in Muslim homes, too. It went even further. It was also believed by many Hutus that if you shook the hand of a Muslim something bad would happen to you, maybe get sick, because Muslims were dirty people. So for all these reasons, Hutu militias were afraid of Muslims and left us alone for the most part. "

LOOOL!

Rurik , February 28, 2018 at 6:07 pm GMT
@Corvinus

You are an outlier.

my name is Legion, for we are many

https://www.activistpost.com/2018/02/wyoming-house-votes-overwhelmingly-remove-taxation-gold-silver.html

RadicalCenter , February 28, 2018 at 11:35 pm GMT
@Mr. Hack

I don't recall Pat ever saying that any Ukrianian oblasts that want to remain in Ukraine, should instead be forced to secede and join Russia.

The people of Crimea solidly wanted to be part of Russia (again).

That is true to a much lesser extent in parts of the Donbass region, apparently, but not true of any of the other oblasts.

Would you let the people of the oblasts including Donetsk and Lugansk secede from Ukraine if they voted to do so?

KenH , March 1, 2018 at 3:38 am GMT
@Talha

Please provide an example of Catholics and Protestants joining ethnic others to slaughter heretics of their own race/etnicity so I can better respond.

The current mess in the Middle East is also quite a bit related to religious fault-lines. Sunni and Shiah of various backgrounds are ganging up on each other.

Without a doubt but what Muslims won't admit is that there are also ethnic fault lines between Kurd, Arab, Turk and Persian. Turks, Kurds and Arabs are mostly Sunni yet Sunni Islam has not united them or fostered goodwill and they are savagely fighting each other. The enmity between Arab Muslim and Turkish Muslim goes back almost 1000 years.

To take another example of a recent breakdown of civil law and slaughter (the Rwandan genocide). It was split; being Christian didn't seem to matter to transcend ethnic fault lines, but being Muslim did:

Partly proves my point that the Catholic faith of Hutu and Tutsi didn't avert the inter-ethnic bloodshed nor was Catholic dogma sufficient to prevent the bloodletting. I don't think I was aware that some turned to Islam which is arguably a much more militant, uncompromising and violent faith than Christianity or Catholicism. So any future conflicts involving that particular group are likely to be religious in nature.

So I understand this attitude in places like Europe, but that's because they don't really take religion as seriously as they used to, which means that other priorities bubble up. If you observe other places in the world, ethnicity plays second fiddle.

Be careful with that claim, because again it appears Hutu and Tutsi took Catholicism far more seriously than Europeans do but it did not transcend the ethnic hatred and tensions that existed.

Iran takes religion seriously but it, too, is affected by ethnic tensions such that the CIA was inflaming ethnic minorities against the majority Persians in 2006 in an attempt to weaken the central government. Racial and ethnic diversity isn't such a strength after all since a foreign government could easily foment racial unrest in America with it's 40% no-white population.

Afghanistan takes the Islamic religion very seriously (home of the Taliban) but Sunni Uzbeks and Tajiks loathe the Sunni Pashtuns and vice versa while the Pashtuns loathe the Shiite Hazeras. Islam has not melded the various ethnic groups into one polity nor has it fostered mutual affection between them.

In America it's been long known that Sunday Christian worship is a very racially segregated affair and Christianity and Catholicism has not melded its three dominant racial groups (white, black, Latino) into a cohesive group.

Europeans took religion far more seriously during the WWI and WWII era (but less seriously than previous centuries) but that didn't stop the mind boggling fratricide during the two world wars which may yet lead to the demise of Western Europe and the U.K. Ideology, nationality and ethnicity had greater pull and won the day.

While there's certainly outliers and exceptions I believe that the evidence shows that, generally speaking, ethno-nationalism trumps religion in most cases because it's a force of nature that people must come to terms with instead of deny.

KenH , March 1, 2018 at 4:19 am GMT
@Talha

So I understand this attitude in places like Europe, but that's because they don't really take religion as seriously as they used to, which means that other priorities bubble up.

And don't forget that Europeans took religion so seriously in the 17th century that it nearly wiped out 50% of Germany's population during the Thirty Years War. I doubt ethnic conflict would have been any more bloody and brutal. Your Tamerlane took it so seriously that he's responsible for murdering 17 million people.

Note: By the way, sometimes people being scared of you can be quite helpful (from the above article):

Not unlike a KKK member wearing a white sheet in the 19th century since blacks thought the mask wearer(s) were ghosts and would flee in terror and fear. They incurred the slur "spook" since they were so easily spooked by the sight of a white men wearing white sheets.

Anonymous Disclaimer , March 1, 2018 at 7:59 am GMT
@Anonym

White people will be bred out and chased down. Within the next generation they will become functionally enslaved (we're halfway there already). Our Overlords have seen to this by shifting our nation's demographics in a decisive and irreversible way. Everything– everything –is being redefined such that if white people do it, it's a crime, and if nonwhite people or chosenites do it, it's a mitzvah . Your predictions? They are delusional–I say enjoy them!

Anonymous Disclaimer , March 1, 2018 at 8:01 am GMT
@Rurik

You may think you're being clever, but haven't you just copypasted one of Jack D's posts?

Anonymous Disclaimer , March 1, 2018 at 8:05 am GMT
@Maple Curtain

They stole America once they had grabbed the reins of the mass media, and that happened before Patrick came along. Since then it's just been consolidation. PJB is one of the most courageous voices of our time and he's paid a very high price professionally. Neither of these is true of his critics, yourself included.

Anonymous Disclaimer , March 1, 2018 at 8:08 am GMT
@Corvinus

You keep forgetting to begin your silly screeds with the salutation:
"Dear Fellow White People "

Mr. Hack , March 1, 2018 at 12:52 pm GMT
@RadicalCenter

Referendums, at the point of a Russian gun, as was done in Crimea aren't truly an accurate meaure of anything.
Would you feel that a referendum today, after somewhere in the vicinity of 3million people have left the Donbas, would likewise settle anything?

Ilyana_Rozumova , March 1, 2018 at 1:47 pm GMT
OoooooH that challenge again. Multiculturalism is not working, Zionist Globalists need a new trick.
Rabbis are huddling.
Citizen of a Silly Country , March 1, 2018 at 2:32 pm GMT
@Anonymous

I'd bet on the bred out before I'd bet on the functionally enslaved. It's hard to enslave a population that's smarter and better-organized than your people. At the moment, whites are enslaving themselves. That's very different than being enslaved.

Gentile whites can free themselves at any moment – if we choose to. Will we? Good question. I don't care if whites drop to 10% or 20% of the population; if that small minority found its racial/ethnic cohension and decided to push back as a group, it'd be functionally independent and free in a very short period of time.

Whites are not blacks or mestizos. We are not being enslaved. (Jews are clever and certainly a major driving force behind much of what's going on, but they aren't omnipotent.) We have agency. A glitch in our DNA makes many whites ill suited for the current environment, ironically, an environment we created. This means that one of three things will happen. All whites will be absorbed by other groups better suited for this environment. Whites with the attributes to survive in this environment – the tribal whites – survive and prosper while other whites fade away. The environment changes.

The future is not linear. You can't just extrapolate today's trends a hundred years out. Europe was 99%+ white a hundred years ago. Now, 10% to 15% of births are to non-whites with immigration continuing. North America was 100% native Indians 600 years ago. Now, they are only a couple of percentage points of the population.

Things change. Momentum changes. I already hear whites laughing in public about being call a racist. Granted, they laugh because they believe that they are "color blind" and thus not racist, rather than being proud of being white. But let's take this one step at a time. Indeed, my own child – truly unprompted – mentioned to me that she should be as proud of European ancestry and a black should be of their African ancestry.

Things change.

Corvinus , March 1, 2018 at 4:20 pm GMT
@Anonymous

Actually, it is addressed as "My dear humans".

Corvinus , March 1, 2018 at 4:29 pm GMT
@Citizen of a Silly Country

"At the moment, whites are enslaving themselves."

That is patently false. Whites are free to make their own decisions, and are only "enslaved" as individuals if their choices box them in, and they choose not get themselves out of their predicament.

"I don't care if whites drop to 10% or 20% of the population; if that small minority found its racial/ethnic cohension and decided to push back as a group, it'd be functionally independent and free in a very short period of time."

No, because that group would be enslaving the 80-90% of other white people. You neglect to consider that European whites themselves tend to lack cohesiveness due to their political or religious differences. You assume this minority group will be able to set aside their problems for the benefit of their "race". Perhaps, but perhaps not.

"A glitch in our DNA makes many whites ill suited for the current environment, ironically, an environment we created."

A false premise on your part.

"Indeed, my own child – truly unprompted – mentioned to me that she should be as proud of European ancestry and a black should be of their African ancestry."

Yet she was programmed to make this remark, maybe without realizing it. No different than an SJW who have their own kids and indoctrinate them. You and them are one in the same in this regard.

Talha , March 1, 2018 at 5:36 pm GMT
@KenH

Please provide an example of Catholics and Protestants joining ethnic others to slaughter heretics of their own race/etnicity so I can better respond.

Not race, but certainly ethnicity. The slaughter in Germany that you described was (if I recall my history correctly) due to the Thirty Years War where various powers from outside what is now Germany were called in on one side or another; from as far as Sweden, Spain, even Scotland. Some states even sided with the Ottomans (though I think they did not put soldiers out in the field).

I don't really have a problem with your greater point that ethnicity/tribal identity is often at odds and in tension with religious identity and often wins out. I simply don't see how one can make an absolutist claim that ethnicity always wins out since there are many historical exceptions to the rule.

For instance you pointed to the tension among the various ethnic groups in Afghanistan. This is true, but religion also can help them transcend that divide, something that the Taliban have been pushing successfully as of late:
"Ethnic Minorities Are Fueling the Taliban's Expansion in Afghanistan: The Taliban is gaining dangerous leverage by recruiting Tajiks, Turkmen, and Uzbeks."

http://foreignpolicy.com/2016/06/15/ethnic-minorities-are-fueling-the-talibans-expansion-in-afghanistan/

Of Islam and race, Arnold Toynbee (the very capable British historian) wrote:
"The extinction of race consciousness as between Muslims is one of the outstanding moral achievements of Islam, and in the contemporary world there is, as it happens, a crying need for the propagation of this Islamic virtue; for, although the record of history would seem on the whole to show that race consciousness has been the exception and not the rule in the constant interbreeding of the human species, it is a fatality of the present situation that this consciousness is felt-and felt strongly-by the very peoples which, in the competition of the last four centuries between several Western powers, have won-at least for the moment-the lion's share of the inheritance of the Earth."

Though Toynbee was being hyperbolic, it is a phenomenon that is quite real and caused someone like Malcolm X (ra) to completely re-evaluate his assumptions about White people after having gone to Hajj, writing:
"During the past eleven days here in the Muslim world, I have eaten from the same plate, drunk from the same glass, and slept on the same rug – while praying to the same God – with fellow Muslims, whose eyes were the bluest of blue, whose hair was the blondest of blond, and whose skin was the whitest of white. And in the words and in the deeds of the white Muslims, I felt the same sincerity that I felt among the black African Muslims of Nigeria, Sudan and Ghana."

You are right about ethnic/tribal affiliation being part of the core of the human animal. It is, like sexuality and lust, embedded deep in the recesses of human consciousness. Just like a pack of wolves or a troop of chimpanzees will tear apart another group in competition for resources, we too have that innate animal instinct in us. But like sexuality, avarice or a whole host of human traits – the whole point of religion is to help us to; a) transcend them and b) point them to a useful purpose or keep them under control.

We will never see ethnic identity or attraction to it completely wiped out (thank God), that is part of the beauty of the human project:
"O mankind, indeed We have created you from male and female and made you nations and tribes that you may know one another. Indeed, the most noble of you in the sight of Allah is the most pious of you. Indeed, Allah is Knowing and Acquainted." (49:13)

However, religion is supposed to helps us to overcome the pathologies and extremes that can arise from it, same as from unchecked sexuality or other natural human tendencies. Of course, religion can be used to underwrite other pathologies as well. Well, the world is never perfect, eh? It'll be interesting to see which way this goes.

I think people will start to be more ethnocentric and identity-conscious for a while (Whites will jump in on this as Blacks and other minorities already do), but I simply don't know how long that will last since that really doesn't provide much in the way of long term transcendental purpose and seems really to be a temporary reaction to the way things have gone to the other extreme for the last few decades.

I guess we'll see.

Peace.

Talha , March 1, 2018 at 5:50 pm GMT
@Corvinus

Hey Corvinus,

Yet she was programmed to make this remark, maybe without realizing it.

Not sure about this. It comes naturally to people and there is a side of it that is wrong (which takes it to extreme pride and arrogance) and a side which is natural and healthy.

On twitter, I follow an African American Muslim scholar, Dr. (Shaykh) Abdullah Ali, who once wrote – in criticism of some of the SJW Muslim activists that like to call everyone racist:

Can a White Man Be Proud of His People?

Another area of concern related to Muslim activists is the push for cultural Marxist egalitarianism. It is not that one should be opposed to equal opportunity for all members of society. It is just that Islam promotes meritocracy rather than "sameness" and "equal representation" for the sake of equal "representation." According to this cultural paradigm, it is "good" to celebrate and take pride in what is unique about one's own culture. This seems the case, at least, for any person who is not "white." White people, on the other hand, due to their historical domination of others are forbidden from publicly expressing pride about European civilizational contributions lest they be declared a racist or white supremacist. This concern is shared by nativists like Richard Spencer. But Spencer, however, regurgitates the pseudoscientific racist assumptions of the 19th century French aristocrat Arthur De Gobineau who pioneered the Aryan master race theory. Those blinkered notions aside, what legitimate wrong could be claimed about a white man or woman feeling pride about the achievements of their ancestors if it does not result in cultural domination?

The question he ends with is a pertinent one; what is wrong with that, especially if everyone else is able to publicly do it and not be shamed. Why should we assume this is a sign of indoctrination and not something very natural and healthy. My kids are mixed heritage; I definitely want them to know and love their European side as much as their roots from the Indian subcontinent.

Peace.

Rurik , March 1, 2018 at 5:52 pm GMT
@Anonymous

what are you talking about?

and who is Jack D?

I just did a search of Jack D and it's some fudge-packer

RadicalCenter , March 1, 2018 at 6:43 pm GMT
@Mr. Hack

Are you truly claiming that most people in Crimea didn't want to rejoin Russia?

Talha , March 1, 2018 at 6:59 pm GMT
@RadicalCenter

Original Crimean War – as interpreted through Tom & Jerry:

Citizen of a Silly Country , March 1, 2018 at 7:03 pm GMT
@Anonymous

Corny's not a bad guy. He has schtick – sort of a cross between "We're all God's children" and libertarianism – and he sticks to it. Whether he believes it or not, who knows.

But he is disingenuous.

There was a point in my career when I dealt a lot with lawyers from other companies about reasonably complex issues. After awhile, I could tell when a lawyer was doing their best to make things clearer to see if we could reach a deal and when a lawyer was trying to make things murky in hopes of cheating you out on something. Naturally, the DB lawyers would always argue that our side just wasn't smart enough to understand their brillant proposition.

It was just annoying. Everyone knew what was going on. I suppose that the DB lawyers felt that they needed to try, but it just ended up making everything take a lot longer than necessary.

Corny most definitely falls in the DB lawyer camp. He deliberately obfuscates. If you tell him that an orange is the color orange, he'll say that you can't prove that because there are different shades of orange and thus the color orange doesn't exist. It's tedious and pointless.

It's a shame. I'd love to have someone who believes in multi-everything to discuss these issues with. I've changed my mind on a number of things over the years so maybe they could show me where I'm wrong. That'd be a fascinating dialogue.

Sadly, that's Corny is not that guy. He's either a true believer or a very diligent (maybe paid?) troll. Either way, not of much use.

MarkinLA , March 1, 2018 at 9:42 pm GMT
@Anonymous

There were opportunities to take it back but they weren't taken and Pat was there then. The reason it isn't written about much is because Pat would have to come to terms with who the real Nixon and Reagan were and Pat will never allow such thoughts into his head, let alone his writing.

Arvind , Website March 1, 2018 at 11:38 pm GMT
Thanks for the comment on India! I'm trying to explore how the rise of nationalism fits into Indian identity in my blog. Long time fan.

redpillindian.blogspot.com

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He even said, that in a similar future situation, he might vote again to authorize the use of force against a country like Iraq. "Today," he wrote in his book, "I still believe that when our country is under attack the chief executive deserves a degree of latitude, if God forbid, we were attacked again, I could well vote to give it to a future President, Democrat or Republican." And when a Real News correspondent pressed Schumer in 2007 on US reparations to the Iraqi people, this is what he had to say.

Sam Husseini: Do we owe something to the Iraqi people other than just getting out? Do we owe them reparations for having brought about this war?

Chuck Schumer: I don