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The Jewish American Dilemma

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      At this moment, when there is an awful struggle over the Hebrews’ place in the world — so dire that you’re waiting for World War Three to vaporize everything you’ve ever cared about — one observes the Jewish American scene with trepidation. Since I am a Jewish American, I’m just going to flop this one on the table like so much meat to see what kind of animals it brings out of the woodwork to fight over it.

     The Hamas war has exposed a deep current of animosity against Israel and against Jews generally world-wide, even here. This, you understand, is happening at a time of what we might call epic global political mental illness. A mass formation psychosis appears to grip many population groups, each in its own way, but often expressing itself as a longing for death, ranging from the economic suicide of Western Europe to the rise of Jihad to the desolate nihilism of American nose-ring youth.

     Jewish Americans have played a leading role in American intellectual and political life through the 20th century and into this one. We Jews increasingly dominated the arenas of literature, academia, medicine, law, news media, and show biz. Business and government, too. In America, we mostly overcame (or seemed to) the deep, old-world superstitions against us, thanks to successful near-total cultural assimilation. I, for example, came from a Jewish family far more interested in baseball than Talmud, who put up a Christmas tree in the living room, and ate sweet-and-sour pork frequently. Perhaps this made us “bad” Jews, but frankly, it was more important to be good Americans — that is, people who cared more about our country than our ancestral origins.

     American Jews have also been major players in the political Left through the past hundred-odd years, and especially within the Democratic Party. Lately, it appears that the Democratic Party is bent on destroying the country, so one is naturally left to wonder how this happened and what is the role of American Jews in this. I will offer a hypothesis.

     Old World Jews, scattered in diaspora among alien nations, were united for centuries by the longing to return to Jerusalem, the ancestral homeland. “Next year in Jerusalem!” is the toast that concludes each Passover seder. The modern activist manifestation of that, starting in 19th century Europe, was Zionism, the political movement to reinhabit the Bible land of the Middle East. The label Zionism has recently been confabulated with a notion that it stands for Jews wielding a disdainful sense of superiority against non-Jews.

     This is, of course, a false understanding. Mostly, it is an envious projection because Jews succeeded so well in America, and they succeeded, as I averred above, largely because they assimilated so completely. How else can you explain a Jew such as Samuel Goldwyn (born Szmuel Gelbfisz, later Samuel Goldfish) of Gloversville, New York, rising to run Hollywood’s MGM studio and turning out movies like Gone with the Wind that showed the rest of the nation what America was about? Or Irving Berlin who wrote God Bless America?

      For the Jews who arrived here in the late 19th and early 20th century, America became even more of a promised land than that sliver of Biblical real estate on the Mediterranean. They succeeded here beyond their wildest dreams. Why dream idly about returning to the Middle East when the USA turned out to be the real Land of Milk and Honey?  Hence, a revision in American Judaism became necessary. Next year in Jerusalem was replaced as a central animating principle by an alternate shibboleth: tikkun olam.

     Tikkun Olam means repair the world. This has been driving American Judaism since the early 20th century. Meanwhile, the genocide of the 1940s gave new impetus to next year in Jerusalem for what remained of the European Jews, and thus you get the establishment of Israel in 1948 — notwithstanding the geopolitical legerdemain that actually brought it about. American Jews, while sympathetic to a fault with the founding of Israel, and deeply vested emotionally in its success, had a different agenda in the USA after World War Two. They endeavored to repair America. Tikkun Olam!

      Mostly this expressed itself in Jewish support and involvement in the Civil Rights movement, since the end of discrimination against anybody was considered a good thing for the Jews as well as humanity in general. The country needed a moral repair job, especially after defeating manifest evil in the big war. That effort climaxed in the mid 1960s with the federal legislation that ended Jim Crow policy in voting and public accommodations. Much of the actual on-the-ground work to make this happen was accomplished by Jewish lawyers. This is a fact, not an accusation.

      But then something happened. Several things. One was that not all of black America necessarily regarded the Civil Rights movement as the great moral victory it was touted to be. A lot of black youth in the 1960s opted out early on and went their own way in black separatist movements of various kinds. As a practical matter, it also slowly became obvious that the new Civil Rights laws did not raise up the black underclass out of poverty and misery. Jewish liberal apostates would even argue that the vast federal social safety-net program largess that accompanied Civil Rights Inc. only made the condition of poor blacks worse.

      This became a growing fiasco for American Jewish liberals, who, by the 1980s, then strove to impose another set of repairs (more tikkun olam) on American society: multiculturalism, meaning it was no longer necessary to promote a common culture that people would be encouraged to assimilate into, to join a consensus of values and behaviors. Instead, all cultures could behave according to their own rules. That hasn’t worked out so well either, and the world repairers have lately had to resort to coercion such as tyrannical diversity, equity, and inclusion policies and the shoving aside of equal opportunity for enforced equal outcomes (“equity”). That business has only produced additional unintended consequences, such as the new epidemic of institutional incompetence and the resentment of at least half the population against new forms of counter-discrimination (cultural Marxism, in short).

      Another poorly understood byproduct of this failure to repair the world is the guilt and shame secretly experienced by the American liberal Left over the apparent failure of the Civil Rights movement they fought so hard for, and the subsequent failed efforts to tweak it and save it (still more tikkun olam). Thus, we see the absurd racist “anti-racism” of the universities, and so many other affronts to common sense and reality itself.

     But the worst byproduct of all this tragically misguided tikkun olam is that the main political vehicle for it, the Democratic Party, has gone so insane that it now devotes itself fanatically to the utter destruction of what remains of our country. This is most particularly true in the law, which might be considered the backbone of America. Lawfare attorneys such as Marc Elias work tirelessly to turn American election law upside down and inside out so it becomes increasing impossible to know who is voting and if the ballots are legitimate.

     The Democratic Party has decided it’s okay to use the law in bad faith to persecute and jail its political opponents. The Democratic Party has destroyed Americans’ faith in the federal courts, the Department of Justice, and the FBI. The Democratic Party allows an invasion of millions of unvetted aliens across the border, quite a few of them possibly bent on making mayhem here as global tensions careen into hot war. The Democratic Party is still pushing Covid vaccinations that are well-understood at this point to be ineffective and unsafe. And the Democratic Party is doing everything possible (with help from RINO Republicans) to destroy our financial system. You could easily make the case that the Democratic Party is the anti-American Party.

      If they really want to repair the world, it’s time for Jewish Americans to get out of the Democratic Party and re-assimilate into an American common culture — a consensus about reality — that is consistent with running a successful, orderly, and just society.


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928 Responses to “The Jewish American Dilemma”

  1. sanspeur November 3, 2023 at 10:06 am #

    The issue I have is dual citizenship of so many Jews that are in leadership positions. Who do they serve?

    As in Germany of 1930’s, there is a possibility of the hatred of actual enemies of the state, that are Zionist Jews, who are actively destroying America, boils over to a frenzy of “EVERY JEW” is guilty.

    Sanspeur — I don’t like the way you use “Zionist Jews.” As I wrote in the blog, Zionist strictly means a wish to relocate in the Holy Land, and nothing more. It doesn’t mean “Marxist,” or “Anarchist,” or “Globalist.” So don’t use it promiscuously to throw shade. — JHK-Admin

    I hope that historical rhyme doesn’t occur, but you can see it bubbling under the surface in the social media universe. If we get to a WMBH situation, some group is going to suffer the “blame”.

    • megabeth November 3, 2023 at 10:10 am #

      Great point about the dual citizenship. I do not like that we have federal legislators whose loyalties are divided. That goes for everyone, not just Jews.

      Tired of America-not-quite-firsters.

      • OG November 3, 2023 at 10:17 am #

        Look who produced Covid & the Jabs:

        Video reveals that shocking number of CDC officials who pushed COVID death jabs are JEWS with dual Israeli-American citizenship

        naturalnews.com/2023-11-02-cdc-officials-covid-vaccines-jews-dual-citizenship-israel.html

        16 of them. That is a problem.

        • Socrates-Detroit November 3, 2023 at 10:22 am #

          These evil people pushed it onto the Israelis. I think Israel is the most vaxxed nation on earth. As bad as the vax is, it’s not as bad (so far) as many said. Or, many shots were water.

          • Uncle Bob November 3, 2023 at 1:57 pm #

            It may need another agent to be administered to make it more lethal. Sort of like the T-shtoff and Z-shtoff that were mixed to propel Me-163 rocket fighters into the sky, or other chemical combinations that launch rockets and missiles into the heavens.

          • Night Owl November 3, 2023 at 7:49 pm #

            These kind of posts remind me that when I think the exterminators aren’t so smart, and that we will all see through what they have planned, that it is I who regularly underestimates the stupidity present among the masses.

        • Surak November 3, 2023 at 2:29 pm #

          Give me a single example of a dual citizen Jew in government. Just one. Prove that person is a citizen of a foreign country. Not your wishful thinking, not daily st0rmer diatribe. Provide proof that any government official, Jewish or not, is simultaneously a citizen of any foreign country. I’ll wait.

          • hmuller November 3, 2023 at 3:31 pm #

            Surak, go to Wikipedia and type in “list of Israeli Americans.” I’m not retyping all those scores of names. You can do some research on your own, can’t you?

          • SpeedyBB November 4, 2023 at 2:28 pm #

            Rahm Emanuel, formerly mayor of Chicongo, now US Ambassador to Japan. US – Israeli dual citizenship.

            (At least that is what is reported.)

        • J West November 4, 2023 at 10:56 am #

          There are bad Jews just like any other culture.

          look at what the American Negroes are doing to America … destroying retail everywhere. Drugs, crime violence all day long.

          Jews are achievers. They have contributed much to the modern world. Their values are family, education, peace, prosperity, just like the rest of us … excluding some barbaric cultures such as Islam, China Canada, and a few other despotic places

          Yet, no one can explain to me what all the Jew-hate exists, but if I had to guess, I would say it’s envy.

          • hmuller November 5, 2023 at 10:22 am #

            Bill Clinton also said his enemies were motivated by envy. They envied his greatness. Now that’s Chutzpah!

          • Hated American November 8, 2023 at 9:06 am #

            Yes, that has to be it. There can be no other reason for any antipathy whatsoever to the noble Jews who have been running most agencies and institutions in the US …and doing such a fine job. Whether at the forefront of fighting the dreaded Covid, their leadership in big pharma and the “vax” effort, their leadership in the “biden” regime “cabinet”, the “education” establishment, marxist Jewish white-haters and CRT, the “media”, the banks, etc., etc. The stupid goyim are just jealous of their clear superiority.
            I admit, this article by JHK surprised me, pretty patronizing and detached from the reality we are in. When I want my leg peed on, I turn on FOX, NPR or MSNBC

      • Beryl of Oyl November 3, 2023 at 10:29 am #

        I raised that point about Dr. Oz as a Senate candidate and boy did people bash me for it.

        Did I think Oz was running to represent Turkey? No I did not.

        However we do see people proudly running as something other than fully American, bragging even about their support for the home country they never lived in.

        • OG November 3, 2023 at 10:46 am #

          That is the swamp. Swear allegiance to Israel or they’ll Cynthia McKinney your ass. If you persist, they will Paul Wellstone your ass.

          • Jimmy Word November 3, 2023 at 11:14 am #

            I’m a little surprised that you’re getting away with comments like this, OG. What’s your secret? I made two, very short, non-confrontational or “obnoxious” comments below that were summarily deleted. Must come with inhabiting the “airlock.”

          • Beryl of Oyl November 3, 2023 at 12:07 pm #

            I wasn’t really thinking about Israel.

            We do have some zealots who are pro-Israel in high office, the new Speaker being one, but they aren’t Jewish.

          • Q. Shtik November 3, 2023 at 12:44 pm #

            they’ll Cynthia McKinney your ass. If you persist, they will Paul Wellstone your ass. – OG

            ===========

            I have a busy schedule today and don’t have much time to spare for research. Please tell me what was done to these two individuals.

          • D from OR November 3, 2023 at 12:49 pm #

            Exactly.

            Clearly, with this issue we are going to have to reckon with the fact that our representative form of government doesn’t work for “We the People” of the United States and has run its course.

          • Uncle Bob November 3, 2023 at 1:53 pm #

            Are you saying Wellstone was murdered? If so, take your evidence to a prosecutor.

      • Surak November 3, 2023 at 2:29 pm #

        Give me a single example of a dual citizen Jew in government. Just one. Prove that person is a citizen of a foreign country. Not your wishful thinking, not daily st0rmer diatribe. Provide proof that any government official, Jewish or not, is simultaneously a citizen of any foreign country. I’ll wait.

        • Night Owl November 3, 2023 at 7:39 pm #

          Sur…Cargill coming in hard.

          Meanwhile, we still await his evidence that Donald Trump was a “Manchurian Candidate,” schooled by Russians and “Nazis” (a rather strange alliance) to take over the United States and create a Fourth Reich.

          Any progress, Surak?

        • Why_weren't_we_asked_about_Degrowth November 4, 2023 at 12:00 am #

          Robert Kagan and William Kristol founders of the Project for a New American Century

          better known as ‘Why not spend 15 trillion on wars’

          • hmuller November 5, 2023 at 10:24 am #

            On top of that, I expect it will come in over budget.

      • malthuss November 3, 2023 at 3:42 pm #

        However the dual citizenship shows their true loyalty.

        Tired of America-not-quite-firsters.–imported by the millions.

    • Bill of Rights November 3, 2023 at 10:22 am #

      Thanks for bringing up the dual citizenship topic.

      My wife pledged to “take up arms against” her former homeland when she recited the citizenship pledge in front of a panel of federal judges in 2009. That day she became a U.S. citizen and no more a citizen of any other country.

      Ever since then I have wondered about the dual citizenship meaning and how it’s even allowed. It contradicts the citizenship pledge.

      • Beryl of Oyl November 3, 2023 at 10:43 am #

        Some people have citizenship of another country even though they are born here.

        It’s a tricky issue.

        • Surak November 3, 2023 at 2:30 pm #

          Please provide an example of one single government official who is a citizen of a foreign country even though born here.

          • Beryl of Oyl November 3, 2023 at 2:44 pm #

            Google it.

          • SpeedyBB November 4, 2023 at 2:30 pm #

            Rahm Emanuel.

      • Jarek November 3, 2023 at 12:57 pm #

        Easy to say but hard to do – if you really love your own people and nation, these two being ideally the same as they are with Israel.

        So do people really mean it? Evidence says often they do not as per the Muslim celebrations in the United States on 9/11 or in France when the cathedral burned.

        As for the Jews, Joe Sobran said it best: We would be thrilled with dual loyalty.

        America is increasingly a whole lot of nothing, or at least nothing good. What is there to be loyal to? When it was good, it was White and Christian. How can non-Whites or Christians be loyal to such an alien heritage? Often one that oppressed them in the past. Do they not want to utterly change it? To get even? To repair the world by getting rid of it?

        • malthuss November 3, 2023 at 3:46 pm #

          What does “zionist’ mean to you?

      • tuco22 November 3, 2023 at 1:19 pm #

        D from OR: No, our representative form of government as it is inhabited by its current occupants doesn’t work, and as such, it isn’t supposed to. That’s the whole idea, in my opinion, is to make it “unworkable” so getting rid of it at some future point won’t raise many eyebrows. After all, wasn’t it one of the founders that said the constitution was fit only for a moral and religious people, and wholly unsuited to any other? We are no longer a moral or religious people, and that’s why so much of the constitution does not fit American life. Just my opinion.

        • D from OR November 4, 2023 at 10:33 am #

          @Tuco22

          No, there isn’t some hidden hand making it unworkable – it’s just falling apart. It’s just the inevitable course a Republic form of government takes.

          It usually ends in tyranny as TPTB find it’s the only way to hold things together.

          Sound familiar? Please see Martin Armstrong’s blog for more on this.

          Famously Benjamin Franklin said of our form of government, “A republic, if you can keep it.” Why? Because it gets away from the People, as it has.

          It’s fine to point out moral and religious decline as a reason for lack of participation however the question needs to be asked:

          “Why can’t I represent myself?” Perhaps if people felt they had more agency within the system they would participate more. I sure would.

          We can have direct democracy. That actually fits better with the “American way of life” don’t you think?

          The problems we have are the Politicians that “represent” us and those that pay them off. It’s corrupted everything so there’s no fixing without it completely breaking.

        • Nigel Tufnel November 6, 2023 at 8:17 am #

          The only way I can think of to get money out of politics is to abandon representative government and let the citizens direct vote on everything. Keeping it simple, no more amendments or riders. Strict voter registration and secure count.

      • tuco22 November 3, 2023 at 1:31 pm #

        I don’t know; does one citizenship automatically cancel another? Must someone renounce their “original” citizenship when they assume another? I guess for me personally, whether someone in government has dual citizenship is immaterial.

        • SpeedyBB November 4, 2023 at 2:35 pm #

          I’ve lived so long in Indonesia (since 1988) that I’m seriously considering taking up citizenship. Legally I’d have to renounce my US citizenship but that is not so appealing considering what might happen to this mostly-Muslim country in the future.

          Looking for ways to fiddle so I can keep my Texas-bolthole open, if it all falls to pieces here.

          You’ll notice I didn’t say “US”. Texas may have gone its on way by then. I never thought I’d miss living there but it has its comforts, amusements and appeal.

          hXXps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zzabmVIU6EQ

    • Uncle Abraham November 3, 2023 at 10:27 am #

      “Dual citizenship”? To whom precisely are you referring and to what conflict of interest?

      • OG November 3, 2023 at 10:49 am #

        Watch the 2:20 video at:

        naturalnews.com/2023-11-02-cdc-officials-covid-vaccines-jews-dual-citizenship-israel.html

        It is a public presentation by a man in Marathon County, Wisconsin.

        • loosethedogs November 3, 2023 at 11:42 am #

          OG:…and that is just the CDC, a small fraction of the federal
          bloatacrats who hold dual passports…

        • Surak November 3, 2023 at 2:31 pm #

          It is a public presentation by a mentally ill psychopath. His allegations are as probative as a $3 bill.

        • Uncle Abraham November 6, 2023 at 9:40 am #

          Completely bogus claims and very irresponsible of you not to vet them. Besides, I am asking specifically for conflict of interests, not bad policy enacted by Jews that has nothing to do with Israel. You are conflating the issue in your haste to condemn Israel. Not good.

      • Rowdypiglet November 3, 2023 at 2:18 pm #

        Uncle Abraham, it doesn’t matter to whom it refers; it’s a general principle. One cannot serve two masters, and allies can become adversaries. When that happens, as it often does, a choice must be made. Those whose loyalties, when put to the test, are elsewhere, become a potential danger to the country they disavow. It doesn’t seem to me a wise way to proceed, and I fail to see what the benefits are.

        • Uncle Abraham November 6, 2023 at 9:46 am #

          What master are you serving, Rowdy Piglet? Many Americans who have no care or connections to other nations serve themselves and money above all else – is that good? There are many Americans serving the demonic agenda of wokesters who come against law-abiding citizens that materially and spiritually contribute to the welfare of our country. Whom are these wokesters serving? These same people are now supporting rabid Muslims attacking our people overseas. You fail to see much of anything, but claiming to, your blindness remains.

      • Anthea November 3, 2023 at 3:48 pm #

        @ Uncle Abraham:

        Well, just for starters, the dual citizen will tend to support measures of all kinds that are beneficial to another country, even if they are not beneficial to the US–and even if they are detrimental to the US.

        The US has been funding Israel to the tune of billions of dollars a year, going back to 1948. Frankly, without US suport, Israel would not exist. As the power of the US on the world stage continues to decline and the dollar loses value, the existence of Israel as a nation will become increasingly precarious.

        Anyway, I’d say this financial support of the state of Israel is detrimental to US interests, simply because it’s a huge expense incurred for no discernible benefit–and what looks to me like considerable detriment. The current shit-stirring in the Middle East is but one of a long train of examples. Here we are on the brink of WWIII–and witnessing genocide (bound to be highly inflammatory)–merely because a relatively few insist on living in a region where they are surrounded by enemies–and where they have arugably behaved pretty badly, and in a manner that stirs up murderous levels of antagonism–against far superior forces, no less.

        If I we’re Col. Douglas Macgreggor (which of course I am not) and looking at US support for Israel strictly from the standpoint of military strategy, I think I would say that US support of Israel makes about as much sense as US military/financial support of Ukraine: totally a losing deal; a poor and self-defeating strategy.

        To return to the original question of dual citizenship in relation to public office, it should be clear that we don’t want people whose citizenship (and quite possibly their loyalties) lies in a foreign country, as they are likely to promote policies, both financially and militarily, that benefit the foreign country of their citizenship to the detriment of US interests. E.g., we don’t want people who are citizens of Mexico or Guatemala or Venezuela deciding US policies re border control. We don’t want citizens of Ukraine (such as Zelensky and others in Kiev) deciding whether we should provide military and financial support to Ukraine. Such people are likely to promote policies that are detrimental to US interests and instead promote the interests of a foreign country.

        • oldwood November 3, 2023 at 11:18 pm #

          There is only one group that has no designs upon power, upon social domination, yet strangely it is the one group cast as the primary existential threat… those people who simply want to be left alone.
          They do not run for office, they do not organize for much of anything, but the one thing they do is passively resist. They simply refuse to go along. Religions, by their very nature of existence premised on faith over fact, will fight to preserve control. If challenged they will destroy any threat to the belief system. They become extremists primarily led to it by those at the top and wanting to stay there.
          Today progressivism is the new religion that seeks to displace all others by having them destroy each other in a religious fervor. This new religion will have no God other than the elites that will interpret our yet to be written bible. SCOTUS.

          • tom clark November 4, 2023 at 8:09 pm #

            Oldwood…wise words…thank you.

          • Beryl of Oyl November 5, 2023 at 9:14 am #

            Yes. I have been warning that PC was some people’s religion, and PC was the lead-in to Wokism, as most of us now by now.

          • hmuller November 5, 2023 at 10:32 am #

            Their goal is transhumanism, the merger of man and machine into a totally controllable entity.

            That used to be dismissed as the craziest of conspiracy theories. Yet, it’s becoming ever more openly discussed by our “progressive thinkers”.

        • Uncle Abraham November 6, 2023 at 9:54 am #

          What a masterful avoidance of answering my simple and direct questions, Anthea! You’ve not given one specific example of a conflict of interest. You’re no different than the politicians you loathe. Read my answers above for more on how widely you miss the mark.

          Now, as for “genocide,” you’re right – lying as you do is inflammatory. The only genocide being attempted is in the mind, hearts, and actions of Hamas and its supporters, which apparently includes you. And in their bloodlust for Jews, Hamas is responsible for the blood shed of every single Arab who dies in Gaza at the hands of the Israeli military.

    • Surak November 3, 2023 at 2:28 pm #

      Give me a single example of a dual citizen Jew in government. Just one. Prove that person is a citizen of a foreign country. Not your wishful thinking, not daily st0rmer diatribe. Provide proof that any government official, Jewish or not, is simultaneously a citizen of any foreign country. I’ll wait.

      • Anthea November 3, 2023 at 4:04 pm #

        @ Surak:

        You are disingenuous. Careful! You don’t want people thinking you’re Jewish.

        • hmuller November 3, 2023 at 4:24 pm #

          Anthea,

          This same guy (under another name) once claimed there were no Jews in powerful banking jobs and dared anyone to give one name.

          “Disingenuous” is too kind a term.

          • Anthea November 4, 2023 at 10:48 am #

            Pathological lying does tend to provoke an extreme emotional response. Impudent little shits.

    • AdolphFischer November 3, 2023 at 2:32 pm #

      Look how the ‘JHK Admin’ is just another language policing phony. Didn’t even address the point of the comment. He’s as guilty as everyone he criticizes above and in almost every post.

      • Rowdypiglet November 3, 2023 at 3:38 pm #

        Adolph, sites like this one are not public forums like Twitter, even if they appear that way to you. They belong to individuals who can monitor them in any way they choose. I consider them as an extension of the writer’s living room. They may be kind enough to invite me in, but it’s up to them to decide when they’ve had enough of me. You have every right to have a living room of your own, and to police it as you see fit.

    • tlauria November 3, 2023 at 3:01 pm #

      There are Zionist Christians too.
      Having a problem with Zionism doesn’t necessarily mean you have a problem with Jews, American Jews or otherwise.

      • Uncle Abraham November 6, 2023 at 9:55 am #

        Having a problem with Zionism, as defined as the Jews back in the land promised to them by the God of Israel, is a problem with God. Israel is a fact on the ground, done by Him. So fight Him all you want – you’ll only damage yourselves by doing so.

    • pyrrhus November 3, 2023 at 4:11 pm #

      Yes, dual citizenship (which was not possible earlier in American history) needs to be totally abolished..Pick one, or be the Man Without a Country, a famous story…And as a lawyer who has litigated in SCOTUS, there needs to be an end to rewriting the law by people like Justice Brandeis…a brilliant legal mind, but consumed apparently by leftist egalitarianism…

    • Q. Shtik November 3, 2023 at 5:45 pm #

      to throw shade – JHK-Admin

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      I was unfamiliar with this phrase and had to look it up.

      publicly criticize or express contempt for someone.
      “if she was really so above it all, she wouldn’t have to throw shade”

    • outatime43 November 3, 2023 at 8:53 pm #

      This is actually one of the biggest problems with politicians. The FBI does not allow dual citizenship. If you have it, then you have to denounce your prior citizenship within a certain time period.
      If the FBI doesn’t allow it, then why do we allow it in Congress and all branches of government for that matter?
      Loyalty is important. If you’re in congress and your loyalty is more for your original country instead of the United States, then that’s a major problem.
      The congressman who wore his IDF uniform into congress? He should be forced to resign. I don’t care which country it is either. Canada, Mexico, France, Somalia, etc. It doesn’t matter.

      • Ron Anselmo November 3, 2023 at 10:55 pm #

        outatime43 – exactly, the country doesn’t matter at all, if they have divided loyalties, they need to GTF out. Tomorrow is not soon enough.

        • benr November 4, 2023 at 10:13 am #

          Why does it have to be a country that divides your loyalty?
          It could be Islam first.
          Roman Catholic Church First.
          Christ first.
          Business interests first.
          Hobbys first.
          Bloods first
          Crips First.
          Self-interest first!

          • Uncle Abraham November 6, 2023 at 10:02 am #

            Exactly, Benr. And even more simply put in relevance to the matter at hand, you can be serving good or evil by what you place first. A hobby may be innocuous, but Islam mandating subjugation of the infidels is not.

        • Uncle Abraham November 6, 2023 at 9:59 am #

          And what shall we do, Ron, with all the Americans who serve Satan? You realize that many are serving the devil, don’t you?

          The battle lines that have formed in the World War that has been ongoing for some time now aren’t national. They’re spiritual – light and darkness, good and evil. Of all people, the readers here should recognize that. But like Jesus said to other hypocrites, you should deal with the beams in your eyes rather than the speck you see in your brother’s.

    • TravisB November 4, 2023 at 9:38 pm #

      It seems that there is a distinction to be recognized between the biblical Jew, the racial Jew, and the state of Israel.
      There are Jewish people who are against what’s happening in Gaza being called antisemetic.

      • Uncle Abraham November 6, 2023 at 10:06 am #

        They are simply self-serving and stupid Jews, Travis, and I use the latter descriptor as a moral, not intellectual failing. These Jews wax self-righteous to save their own skins. You don’t have to be a Jew to recognize what’s happening in Gaza is a necessity for the welfare of all mankind.

        Do you also support cancer taking over your body?

  2. shotho November 3, 2023 at 10:07 am #

    I’ve often wondered why the jews were so wedded to the Democratic Party. It seems that they identified with the underdog as they themselves had been the underdog for so long in western history. Thank you for this explanation and, maybe, they will begin to change their beliefs to accord with reality.

    • Beryl of Oyl November 3, 2023 at 10:21 am #

      It’s exactly that, shotho, I have seen that up close and personal, that instinctive, reflexive defense of whoever is the target of persecution at the moment.

      • pyrrhus November 3, 2023 at 4:17 pm #

        Some of the finest human beings I have ever known have been jewish…but the Jewish establishment has always been very anti-white and supported groups like the Bolsheviks, led by jews, that were dedicated to dismantling traditional European and American society…Why that’s the case, I can only speculate…

    • feralandroid November 3, 2023 at 10:35 am #

      I have the same question for Asians and hard working Hispanics.

      • Beryl of Oyl November 3, 2023 at 10:45 am #

        I think Republicans are perceived as anti-immigrant and the party of the rich.

        • Q. Shtik November 3, 2023 at 12:57 pm #

          Back in antiquity when I yoose to vote I always voted Republican. I perceived Repubs as believing that not every Tomaso, Ricardo, and Enrique should be allowed to wade into the country.

          I also saw Repubs as capitalists (whom I approve) although not necessarily rich.

        • Sparks November 3, 2023 at 1:49 pm #

          Since that time, I think Republicans have now morphed into the party of the hard-working middle- and lower-middle class hoping to hold onto a reasonable portion of their earnings and liberties.

          • megabeth November 3, 2023 at 6:40 pm #

            I do not know many country club Republicans these days, but I do know a lot of Democrats who have this conceit that they know what is best for everyone else. I no longer belong to a party and have acquired a strong dislike for Democrats.

            I just found an old Facebook memory of having gone to a Trump rally a week before he beat Clinton, and fully ? of the 66 comments are Dem “friends” condescending to me by saying things like, “Hey, you seem bright–are you really voting for Trump?”

            Such insufferable people.

        • pyrrhus November 3, 2023 at 4:19 pm #

          Certainly not the case in recent history, with Reagan signing an amnesty bill that opened the floodgates….

          • Beryl of Oyl November 3, 2023 at 4:38 pm #

            Bobby Jr. has said that he used to believe the people yelling about the border were xenophobic.

  3. RaymondR November 3, 2023 at 10:09 am #

    I look at Jews in Western Civ as a kind of indicator test for our general social health. When we are doing well, Jews thrive. When we go down dark destructive paths, Jews suffer. Jews in America have done well when America has done well and suffered when America has failed

    We need indicator tests

    • loosethedogs November 3, 2023 at 12:17 pm #

      RaymondR: one needs to define “doing well”; some the wealthiest people in the world have done quite “well” financially speaking during the COVID fauxdemic and do quite”well” during undeclared wars. . We are currently setting records of wealth concentration during these”troubled times”. It was a famous dual passporter, (Rahm Emmanuel) who was quoted as follows” never let a crisis go to waste” a quote that can be interpreted in many ways…

    • hmuller November 3, 2023 at 12:32 pm #

      Good point. When times are good, Jews are tolerated, even welcomed.

      When times are bad, people look for someone to blame. While Jews have not been the only people tearing America down, their role is far larger and more prominent than their share of the US population – about 1.5 percent if you include even the pork eating Jews.

      That raises a certain pet peeve of mine. Jews are allowed to talk about, even brag about, their disproportionate power over America. But if a goy so much as hints at the same thing – it’s out the airlock. Why? If something is true, aren’t we all allowed to acknowledge it?

      • Jarek November 3, 2023 at 12:59 pm #

        That would be telling. What the point of being on top if you can’t gloat – and silence your enemies for saying the same thing?

  4. rudyspeaks November 3, 2023 at 10:11 am #

    If I understand this post’s conclusion, JHK is hoping for a New Party. Me too. But until people learn to think like adults (ever wonder why US Public Education doesn’t teach Logic?), they’ll just run down one blind alley after another. And, yes, I believe there’s no difference between the 2 parties.

    • messianicdruid November 3, 2023 at 10:29 am #

      “…JHK is hoping for a New Party.”

      What is needed is a new belief system.

    • oilie November 3, 2023 at 10:39 am #

      There is no serious difference between Democrats and RINOs, but the MAGAs are different. They will eventually either win or secede. Neither outcome would be pretty.

    • D from OR November 3, 2023 at 1:02 pm #

      The party notion is lost on me in general.

      Not because there isn’t one that doesn’t represent you but the its the very idea their needs to be an interloper or “representative” between your say in the governance of your country.

  5. Socrates-Detroit November 3, 2023 at 10:20 am #

    “… the genocide of the 1940s gave new impetus to next year in Jerusalem for what remained of the European Jews..”

    Yes. Well, I think we are witnessing industrial grade slaughter of Palestinian civilians, on the way to the complete expulsion of Palestinians from Gaza.

    Not a word about them. It’s OK. “They attacked on October 07”. Yeah, they just attacked out of the blue.

    Yeah. Well, all these enlightened Americans, Jewish-Americans and others, in addition to the victimized African-Americans, RAILED against Jim Crow once. Jim Crow was Disneyland compared the lot of the occupied Palestinians. So Hamas took it to the occupiers. Surprised?

    Money controls this world, and to expand your points, an inordinate amount of it is controlled by Jews, and it seems most of are avid supporters of Zionism.

    So, absent a violent overthrow of MBS in Saudi, a la the Shah or Iran, there will be NO meaningful reaction from the Arab oil sheiks. After all, if the West stole the RUSSIANS’ financial assets, what will happen to the Arabs? So they won’t do anything. Today.

    But beyond the short term, the world, Arabs included will remember. This will accelerate the “Long Emergency” in the US, and when the US goes down, Israel will be finished. It may take the world down with it, but it won’t exist.

    And you left out the role of American Jews in the GOP. Didn’t the Adelson’s give them $200 million? If (now dead) Sheldon Adelson had his way, what’s going on now should’ve happened 20 years ago. The Republicans just LOVE Israel!

    So, they own both parties.

    But I will say Israel is lucky to have you, since from your perch you can influence the more thoughtful people in the world.

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    • hmuller November 3, 2023 at 12:42 pm #

      I read JHK’s nostalgic, rose colored retrospective on Zionism as a completely positive, well intentioned movement with interest. He neglects to mention the Palestinians who had to be displaced to “make room” for the area’s true owners. Hence, the comforting myth they left voluntarily in 1948, under no duress, no threat of violence whatever.

      • Jarek November 3, 2023 at 1:02 pm #

        Once they started to assimilate, they started to have power and could start to tikkun olam us.

        They tried to ban the Merchant of Venice in the 1920’s in New York City.

        • megabeth November 3, 2023 at 6:47 pm #

          Hey, Jarek, if you want to deplore a certain group, try teachers’ unions. They are really tikkuning things up “for our own good.” Teachers’ unions basically function as statewide Democratic machines and money laundries, while self-righteously saying it’s all “for the children.” Lol.

          • Rain Waters November 3, 2023 at 11:22 pm #

            Dont you worry gov Tiny will fix it.

          • hmuller November 5, 2023 at 10:43 am #

            Agreed. Teacher’s Unions seem devoted to keeping inner city youth utterly uneducated, unemployable and focused on blaming all whites for their failed lives.

      • Mark1 November 3, 2023 at 2:22 pm #

        Your argument is moot, it’s like the American Indians argument about “their” land. Should we ask all the Arabs to leave the lands they conquered? Modern day Turkey was Muslim free before 1400. How far do we extend your logic??? Maybe back to the days of Pangea ? If the Palestinians are so loved then why doesn’t any of the other Arab countries take them? Saudi is building the city of Noem out of the desert, if they cared about the Palestinians they would build them a country in their uninhabited zones.

        • hmuller November 3, 2023 at 3:18 pm #

          Arguments (true or false) about what happened in the past largely determine how we proceed into the future.

          Exactly what happened in 1948 is not moot, in fact, it’s at the core of the whole Zionist myth of brave little concentration camp survivors desperately battling the subhuman Arab mutilating murderers for survival.

          But surprise, surprise, I agree with you in part. What’s done is done. The Mongolians are not paying for their 800 year old crime spree. We are not returning America to the Indians. The question is ‘Where do we go from here?’ Endless vengeance killings?

          Your argument that the Palestinians are such unlikable people all the other Arabs shun them is flawed and overly broad.

          Are the Jews also so awful they deserved to be exiled from many lands? So many lands, so many centuries. Surely, they did something to deserve it, just like the Palestinians.

          • SpeedyBB November 4, 2023 at 3:25 pm #

            “Surely, they did something to deserve it, just like the Palestinians.”

            This reminds me of a “trigger question” put forth in a nasty back-and-forth confrontation between a Jewish group and the combative historian David Irving, who asked point-blank “How is it that you have been chased from country to country, persecuted wherever you went? Have you never asked yourselves whether you yourselves had something to do with this?”

            Brought down the house. Onto his head. Most unwelcome.

            I thought it was both a valid question and should have been a thought-provoking one.

            As part of the “Suddenly it’s 1960” memory rewiring of the brain that accompanies extreme aging (I’m 83 in 3 weeks) I remembered an exchange with the owner, when I moved into a really nice old four-story wooden house at 26th and Sophia in Vancouver, in 1972. Mr. Zimmerman, partners in real estate with Mr. Urselman, asked me to swear fealty to Israel before he’d let me move in

            He did not put it that way but clearly that was the deal. I did not give a hoot either way so I took the oath, without thinking much about it. Now that I do think it over, I muse “What other ethnic group would have put that caveat out before doing business with me?”

          • hmuller November 5, 2023 at 10:50 am #

            Speedy, I am shocked that a realtor in Vancouver is allowed to demand fealty oaths to Israel before he’ll sell someone a house. It’s outrageous.

            If a Christian realtor required a loyalty oath to Jesus from his Jewish clients, we would hear a blood curdling scream from the tribe followed by a law suit.

          • Rowdypiglet November 5, 2023 at 3:52 pm #

            @hmuller, perhaps they did do something, but it may have been quite a different something from what is making the Palestinians unwelcome among their neighbors.

            I can think of several possibilities, one of which is that they retained their religion and customs – which would make them potential scapegoats as a kind of permanent foreigner whose ways were mysterious.

            Another, and I’ve brought this up before, is that they may be a bit smarter than most of the rest of us or, if you don’t like that, better able to make practical use of their intelligence as a group. If you’re a bit smarter than the native population, you naturally gravitate to those areas where it’s useful to be smart – law, medicine, banking, etc. You use the advantage that you have, promote those of your own tribe, and eventually have a notable presence in those fields.

            There are other possibilities, but these two come to mind.

            As far as the Palestinians are concerned, I think it’s useful to hear what their neighbors say about them, other than the flat statement that they’re unwanted. I’ve heard very specific reasons for this unwelcoming attitude, among them: attempts to overthrow the kingdom of Jordan, provoking war in Lebanon between Muslims and Catholics, and supporting Saddam Hussein in plans to invade Kuwait. In general, the complaint is that they stir up trouble within peaceful countries, or make unpeaceful countries worse. I don’t claim to know enough about the region to know whether these are just accusations or not, but the universality of them is certainly suggestive.

          • SpeedyBB November 6, 2023 at 9:09 am #

            hmuller, to be fair about it, Mr. Zimmerman “interviewed” me before he allowed me to rent two floors of a house that was run by a great old lady who had a starring cameo in my second feature THE HOLY ASSASSIN.

            Had the interview not gone well I have no doubt that some reason why I was not an appropriate tenant would have been raised. But I needed a place to live and this was very, very nice, for a nice price.

            When I went to New York I had my first experience with loud, aggressive, pushy, in-your-face Jews. That was also an experience to remember. Catalog it in the “how to make strangers dislike you intensely at first meeting”.

            A group of these folks took a ride in a helicopter tour over the Grand Canyon. The pilot carefully arranged them to balance the weight of the chopper. They were not having any of it. Once the heli was in the air they moved around at will, upsetting it and causing it to crash and burn in the Canyon. On reading the report of the tragedy (one horribly-burned girl survived) I kind of thought “eminently credible”.

  6. OG November 3, 2023 at 10:21 am #

    Goldwyn and Bernstein, sure, but I tip my hat to Stanley Kubrick!

    • hmuller November 3, 2023 at 1:09 pm #

      I notice this stroll down Hollywood’s memory lane didn’t mention Jack Warner, a true pig of a man. He once waved his genitalia in Shirley Temple’s face.

      • SpeedyBB November 4, 2023 at 3:27 pm #

        Maybe so, hmuller, but he did drop one bon mot that stayed with me:

        “All actors are nine years old.”

        Choice.

        • hmuller November 5, 2023 at 10:55 am #

          That would explain why Mr Warner felt it was alright to expose himself to a 9 year old girl. He may have had more in mind, but then caution prevailed. Raping the studio’s biggest money earner can’t help the bottom line.

  7. Beryl of Oyl November 3, 2023 at 10:23 am #

    Thank you Mr. Kunstler. It’s a shame that you even had to write this; you did so very well.

    • crudgemudgeon November 3, 2023 at 12:47 pm #

      Agree

    • Daddyotis November 3, 2023 at 2:08 pm #

      Same. Fully agree as well.

    • TallTim November 3, 2023 at 5:00 pm #

      I’m a bit concerned that some of the “history” is fictitious myth. As Isaac Asimov’s classic overview of the Old Testament shows that most of it was borrowed from previous cultures and “morphed” into a glorious Jewish history that no one seems to be able to find after decades of digging.

      And another challenge is the bi-nature of “are you a people” or a religion? A large proportion of Jews are converts from other tribal groups, like the Khazarian tribes. Now there has been quite a bit of rewriting, not only the Old Testament, but more recent history to pretend that is not a thing. But we know there is no bloodline (DNA) that matches back to the so-called homeland for the majority of Jews today.

      I do appreciate the acknowledgement that recent meddling in the social contract has been very disruptive to Western society, but I am on the fence if this was all just ‘excessive exuberance”.

  8. BackRowHeckler November 3, 2023 at 10:24 am #

    What a thoughtful essay that was.

    It puts me in mind of a chapter in Tom Wolfe’s book ‘Radical Chic & Mau Mauing the Flak Catchers’ which was about an event in 1970 that Leonard Bernstien hosted at their NYC penthouse for the purpose of raising bail money for the ‘Panther 21’. Included in the Panther 21 were accused murderers, and Black Panthers were actually in attendance at the party, mixing with Manhattan showbiz & literary glitterati. Wolfe goes into the reasons why a successful, world renowned composer like Bernstein would be involved with thugs like the Panthers. Wolfe explores some of the same themes you site here.

    One thing I found interesting is that author Henry Miller, at 80 years old, was in attendance.

    • crudgemudgeon November 3, 2023 at 12:34 pm #

      Yes, indeed, Wolfe was good. Wonder if he could write that today.
      I recall Jim’s own personal Mau-Mauing had the effect of making him a defender of Western Civilization. Or perhaps revealed his love for it. A good thing. I remember he used to talk about the impending coming of a Corn-pone Fuhrer. Presumably that was Jim’s take on populism. But when the left and RINOs attacked the first successful populist in memory as literal Hitler, Jim showed remarkable restraint and insight.

      Thanks for reaffirming your love for the America this boomer grew up in. From a tree hugging Trumper.

      • Rain Waters November 3, 2023 at 11:28 pm #

        Can you love the america youre with now ?

  9. Jimmy Word November 3, 2023 at 10:25 am #

    Decent, even-handed column this morning, Jim. You had me hook, line, and sinker until that final paragraph, where you continued your morbid fascination with the Democratic Party as the root of all evils. Not that they’re not the perfect embodiment of everything that’s wrong with western culture at the moment, but this foolish notion that if we could only get rid of them and vote in lockstep for Trump or the GOP that all would return to normal needs to be flushed as well.

    And while your defense of Jews as a whole is well considered, to deny that Judeo-Christian Zionism is not a force for evil in the world also misses the mark. In fact all of the Abrahamic sand religions are problematic, especially when they latch hold of secular governments as they are all wont to do. “Right to exist” DOES NOT mean right to exterminate in a sane world, no matter which side is doing it or who they’re doing it to, but of course the world is very much insane at the current moment, and has been since at least 1948. Go figure.

    • zekesdad November 3, 2023 at 10:41 am #

      Jimmy; You seem to be as confused as many others about who’s the aggressor, and who’s the defender. It’s not Israel (or Ukraine for that matter) who are bent on “extermination”. They are defending themselves against it. In fact, I believe the charter documents of Hamas explicitly call for it.

      • Jimmy Word November 3, 2023 at 10:54 am #

        Hmm… comment gone missing again. Wonder where it went?

      • cbeard November 3, 2023 at 12:48 pm #

        Ukraine has no similarity to the middle east, but for the killing fields. The Ukraine fiasco is an American made product. It is a shame American politicians didn’t warm up to Russia when they wanted to join Nato. The Russians could have been a great ally. Instead they are pushed into the arms of China and middle east terrorists.

        • BackRowHeckler November 3, 2023 at 1:27 pm #

          Good points Beard. I was never much of a Trump fan until I heard him suggest in one of his speeches that he would pursue reapproachment with Russia, which had been an American ally — except for a brief period in the 1920s and during the Cold War — since 1776.

      • hmuller November 3, 2023 at 12:56 pm #

        Zekesdad, your comment suggests full immersion in the MSM narrative about who are the god guys and bad guys in any conflict

        Kids on a playground shout “He started it”. Actual history is more complex with provocations, and vengeance cycles going far back. It’s very easy to write a book about the atrocities committed by the other side, while ignoring one’s own.

        • zekesdad November 9, 2023 at 10:23 pm #

          Jimmy: The Ukraine War is the product of Russian aggression. You can talk about American skullduggery all you want, but the Russian Army invaded Ukraine. The idea that millions of people in Ukraine ousted their Russian puppet at the behest of the CIA (or somebody else) is absurd. Do you really think they wanted tor remain a puppet of a Russian dictator? Maybe they know the history of millions of Ukrainians being starved by Stalin. Look it up!

      • Anthea November 3, 2023 at 5:18 pm #

        @ zekesdad:

        And thus the conversation devolves into “he-said/she-said” and “who done what to who” (if Q shtik will pardon my lapse into the vernacular)–going back to 1948–along with appeals to “laws” that don’t exist regarding territorial rights of “indigenous peoples” and all the other hokum, none of which has ever in human history received the least deference from anyone.

        There has been plenty of aggression and defense on both sides over the decades. And so I reiterate: “Piss on all y’all.”

        The only question of any importance (to us) is whether the US should be involved–and should stop its 75+ years of military and financial support for Israel.

        If two guys want to get in a fight behind the Red Dog Saloon at 2:00 am, due to perceived wrongs of longstanding, that’s on them. I don’t care who alienated the affections of the other’s lady friend, or who threw gravel on the other’s truck, or whatever, in years past. Why would I buy nunchucks (or drinks) for either one of them? Why would I join in the fray?

        • zekesdad November 9, 2023 at 10:28 pm #

          Exactly what aggression has been committed
          by Ukraine since the fall of The Soviet Union? For that matter what aggression was committed by Georgia who ended up losing a large chunk of their territory?

      • Rain Waters November 3, 2023 at 11:32 pm #

        Little kids gonna exterminate a frikkin nuclear equipped nest of psychopath eh? Average age of Palestinian in Gaza was 17. Gimme a break Dave.

    • Phineas November 3, 2023 at 11:32 am #

      If you read the 11th Chapter of the Book of Romans in the New Testament you will understand Israel’s place in God’s Economy. It concludes with “And thus all Israel shall be saved” which is yet future.

      That would explain why Gentiles and Jews who believe in the Lord Jesus Christ support the political movement known as Zionism.

      And for you sir Jimmy;

      “Repent or Perish”

      • Jimmy Word November 3, 2023 at 11:47 am #

        I’ll choose perish every time. Autocratic primitive sand gods don’t do a thing for me. You people are a pestilence on the earth.

      • Cankerpuss November 3, 2023 at 12:02 pm #

        Yes, ALL OF ISRAEL. The Jews are not ALL of Israel. Remember, Israel was composed of 13 individual tribes. 10 of those tribes were taken by the Assyrian empire and exiled eventually becoming the ancient Scythian peoples who eventually colonized Europe, Scandinavia, Britain and North America.

        3 remaining tribes inhabited the Kingdom of Judah until they were taken by the Babylonians. They were eventually permitted to return to their Kingdom but not for more than a hundred years and during that time many other peoples had moved in to inhabit the land. The tribes of Judah, Benjamin and Levi have been literally dispersed out of existence.

        Do not conflate Israel as being just the Jews or the small land area of Israel. The House of Israel is far greater and encompasses far more than that. The House of Israel, in my opinion, is the west and the west, as we know it, is under tremendous strain and attack from all forces evil, both interior and exterior. That is the House of Israel that will be saved. One way or another.

        • hmuller November 3, 2023 at 1:04 pm #

          Cankerpuss, I’m not convinced regarding your historical theory about the Scythians being the 10 lost tribes who then became Europeans.

          But I would not be surprised if the Arab Palestinians, despite the change of religion, carried more ancient Israelite genes than the Ashkenazim who settled the land 1880 thru today.

        • tuco22 November 3, 2023 at 1:42 pm #

          Yeah, everybody always brings that up, now; the “Jews of today aren’t the Jews God meant in the bible,” as if God couldn’t or didn’t foresee the socioeconomic and political changes the world has experienced since He made the promise to Abraham. The Jews in the prophecy are the Jews in Israel today, and the prophecy was made for the Jews in Israel today, not those 2000 years ago.

          • hmuller November 3, 2023 at 1:54 pm #

            Glad you cleared that up, tuco22. Please share any more such insights which God reveals to you.

      • messianicdruid November 3, 2023 at 12:25 pm #

        Phineas – I will ask you, as I asked John AZ the other day, are you using the word “Israel” the way God uses it or the way religionists use it?

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        Who Are God’s Chosen People?
        Every race and nation likes to think that it is chosen for greatness. As a Christian, I was raised to believe that the Jews were God’s chosen people. This was based upon the idea that the Jews were descended from Abraham.

        But is physical genealogy really what God uses to determine who is chosen and who is not?

        Years ago, I began to study the laws of God, and I soon realized that being chosen is really based on faith, not on genealogy. In the days of Elijah, there were only 7,000 chosen ones in all Israel. They were a tiny minority.

        If so few Israelites were chosen, then how could it be based on genealogy? Were there only 7,000 Israelites in Israel? Were all the other people foreigners who were not descended from Abraham?

        Paul’s Commentary
        In Rom. 11:2 and 3, the Apostle Paul writes,

        “Do you not know what the Scripture says in the passage about Elijah, how he pleads with God against Israel? ‘Lord, they have killed Your prophets, they have torn down Your altars, and I alone am left, and they are seeking my life.’ But what is the divine response to him? ‘I have kept for Myself seven thousand men who have not bowed the knee to Baal’.”

        Paul then comments on this in the next verses.

        “In the same way then, there has also come to be at the present time a remnant according to God’s gracious choice… What then? What Israel is seeking, it has not obtained, but those who were chosen obtained it, and the rest were blinded.”

        Who were “those who were chosen?” He spoke of the 7,000 whom God had chosen and kept for Himself out of the entire nation. Paul calls them “chosen,” and he is careful to separate them from the others who were blind.

        Only a remnant was chosen. The others were not. So it is clear that being “chosen” is more than a matter of race or genealogy—otherwise, all of them would be chosen.

        The Israelites had been cast off and sent into exile into the land of Assyria in 721 B.C. Did this mean that God had rejected Israel? Yes and no. They were indeed rejected, but the remnant of grace obtained the inheritance of God. The rest of the Israelites “were blinded.”

        Paul said that to inherit the kingdom of God, one must have faith in God through Jesus Christ. Rom. 10:11-13 says,

        “For the Scripture says, ‘Whoever believes in Him will not be disappointed.” For there is no distinction between Jew and Greek; for the same Lord is Lord of all, abounding in riches for all who call on Him, for “whoever will call on the name of the Lord will be saved’.”

        If a Jew or a Greek (or anyone else) calls upon the name of the Lord, each will be saved equally, and will then be part of the same body. A Jew’s salvation is not greater than the salvation of a Greek. A Jew is not given a higher position than what is given to a Greek.

        Again, Paul says in Gal. 3:26-29,

        “For you are all sons of God through faith in Christ Jesus. There is neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither slave nor free man, there is neither male nor female; for you are all one in Christ Jesus. And if you belong to Christ, then you are Abraham’s descendants, heirs according to promise.”

        All become equal citizens of God’s Kingdom through faith in Christ.

        The Dividing Wall
        The temple in Jerusalem had a wall in the courtyard, which separated Jewish men from the women and non-Jews. Only Jewish men were allowed to come close to God. Women and non-Jews had to stay at a distance.

        “On the wall was posted a sign that read: “No Gentile may enter beyond the dividing wall into the court around the Holy Place; whoever is caught will be to blame for his subsequent death.”

        This sign was discovered by an archeologist in 1871. The Apostle Paul wrote about this wall in Eph. 2:14-18,

        “For He Himself is our peace, who made both groups into one, and broke down the barrier of the dividing wall… that in Himself He might make the two into one new man, thus establishing peace…. For through Him we both have access in one Spirit to the Father.”

        Jesus did not agree with the rules of the temple that divided the people into separate groups.

        This is the wall that created the psychological notion that the Jews were God’s chosen people who were privileged above others. It had created a cultural and religious barrier that God did not approve. There was no law or instruction to Solomon to build such a wall in his temple. It was built later by those who did not understand the law.

        One Law for All
        The law of God says in Num. 15:15 and 16,

        “As for the church, there shall be one statute for you and for the alien who sojourns with you, a perpetual statute throughout your generations; as you are, so shall the alien be before the Lord. There is to be one law and one ordinance for you and for the alien who sojourns with you.”

        The law says, “as you are, so shall the alien be before the Lord.” The dividing wall in the temple violated this law, for it created a division. It violated the right of foreigners and women to approach God as equals. Whoever built the dividing wall committed a great sin.

        Jesus came to break down that dividing wall, because all are equal in His kingdom.

        Love Your Neighbor as Yourself
        The law says in Lev. 19:18, “You shall love your neighbor as yourself.” Jesus said that this was the second great commandment. Matt. 22:35-40 says,

        “One of them, a lawyer, asked Him a question, testing Him, ‘Teacher, which is the great commandment in the law?’ And He said to him, ‘You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul, and with all your mind.’ This is the great and foremost commandment. The second is like it, ‘You shall love your neighbor as yourself. On these two commandments depend the whole Law and the Prophets’.”

        The Jewish rabbis had twisted this commandment to make it say that one’s neighbor did not include non-Jews. So later, a lawyer asked Jesus, “who is my neighbor?” (Luke 10:29).

        Jesus answered him by telling a parable. He said that a man was walking from Jerusalem to Jericho and was attacked by robbers. They left him half-dead by the road. A priest walked by and did nothing. A Levite also walked past the wounded man and did nothing. Then a Samaritan saw him and had compassion on him. He brought the wounded man to an inn and paid for his recovery. Then Jesus asked the lawyer, “Which of these three do you think proved to be a neighbor to the man who fell into the robbers’ hands?” (Luke 10:36).

        By telling this parable, Jesus identified the Samaritan as a neighbor, because he did what was neighborly. So “love your neighbor as yourself” includes Samaritans and all other foreigners. Those who do not love foreigners are violating the second greatest commandment.

        The Law of Love
        The law says in Deut. 10:19,

        “So show your love for the alien, for you were aliens in the land of Egypt.”

        Israel had been mistreated for centuries during the time that they lived in Egypt. God allowed that, so that the Israelites would learn not to mistreat aliens.

        Again, the law says in Lev. 19:33 and 34,

        “When a foreigner resides with you in your land, you shall not do him wrong. The foreigner who resides with you shall be to you as the native among you, and you shall love him as yourself; for you were aliens in the land of Egypt; I am the Lord your God.”

        If a foreigner decided to move to the land of Israel, it was because his desire was to serve the God of Israel. He saw the benefit of a land that was ruled by the laws of God. By moving to Israel, he agreed to follow those laws. He was to be treated as an equal, and the Israelites were to love him as they would love themselves.

        Anything less was a sin in the sight of God.

        The Impartial God
        God is impartial in His ways. Exodus 23:3 commands judges not to show partiality, not even to a poor man. Verse 6 also says,

        “You shall not oppress a foreigner, since you yourselves know the feelings of a foreigner, for you also were foreigners in the land of Egypt.

        Foreigners were not to be treated differently.

        James 2:9 says,

        “But if you show partiality, you are committing sin and are convicted by the law as transgressors.”

        Paul writes in Rom. 3:9,

        “What then? Are we [Jews] better than they? Not at all; for we have already charged that both Jews and Greeks are all under sin.”

        God evicted the Canaanites from their land on account of their sin and gave it to the Israelites. However, God then warned Israel that if they would do what the Canaanites had done, He would also evict the Israelites (Deut. 8:19, 20).

        God is impartial in His judgments.

        Who are the Children of Abraham?
        In the Hebrew language of the Bible, a “son” was not necessarily a biological son. It also meant one who resembled something or someone in their actions. For instance, two of Jesus’ disciples were brothers named James and John. They were called “sons of thunder” (Mark 3:17). They were not literally sons of thunder, because thunder begets no one. It showed their boldness.

        There were also children of wisdom, children of light, and children of the devil. None of these were physical. Paul defined these children in terms of their actions, not biology. The children of Abraham are those who follow Abraham’s example of faith. Gal. 3:7 says, “therefore, be sure that it is those who are of faith who are sons of Abraham.”

        By this definition, those who lack faith in Jesus Christ are not the children of Abraham. Again, Heb. 11:6 says, without faith it is not possible to please God. God is not satisfied with genealogy. He is satisfied only when we have faith that He is able to fulfill His promises (Rom. 4:21 and 22).

        Those who have Abraham’s faith are His children and are God’s chosen people, regardless of their ethnicity.”

        godskingdom.org/studies/tracts/who-are-gods-chosen-people/

        • Q. Shtik November 3, 2023 at 1:39 pm #

          Sorry messi, TLDR, and you put in so much work on this comment.

        • Vegan Shark November 3, 2023 at 1:59 pm #

          messianicdruid,

          I see you’ve learned to copy and paste. Well done. Keep up the good work!

          • malthuss November 3, 2023 at 3:52 pm #

            more like vegan sNark

          • Rain Waters November 3, 2023 at 11:38 pm #

            Bible Studly time at ye ol clusterfuk.

        • megabeth November 3, 2023 at 6:52 pm #

          Fuck’s sake, that was a huge copy/paste. 3 paragraphs is the fair use limit. You trying to cause trouble for our host?

          • Jarek November 4, 2023 at 12:40 am #

            Don’t be ridiculous. I do this all the time. People want their message spread. Messi is a disciple spreading the word of his teacher.

            He’s wrong of course. “A” stranger. As if the millions streaming across our border are an “a” anything. They are a swarm of locusts who need to dealt with with the utmost harshness.

          • messianicdruid November 4, 2023 at 8:56 am #

            I apologize for the sloppy post. I was attempting to paste two paragraphs for those interested [ capable of ] unlearning, and providing a link. For some reason the whole thang came over.

            Jarek says, “He’s wrong of course.” If so help me out. Take one of the verses cited and tell us what it really means.

          • messianicdruid November 4, 2023 at 9:00 am #

            Maybe this one:

            James 2:9 says,

            “But if you show partiality, you are committing sin and are convicted by the law as transgressors.”

          • Jarek November 4, 2023 at 12:45 pm #

            You, that is to say, your teacher, used to be for us. Now he’s not. Not that he’s against us, just more interested in spiritual things as befits a spiritual teacher.

            Spiritual things and teachers cannot deal with the masses of Orcs pouring into our fallen nation. That’s all I’m saying.

          • messianicdruid November 4, 2023 at 7:47 pm #

            Those that desired to live among God’s people in those days did so because of the blessings available by following “the perfect law of liberty”.

            Now that God is taking us to the woodshed because of our national sins, part of the chastisement is being ruled over by “false gods” ] rulemakers ] who use those who DO NOT desire to live under God’s laws – they just want the blessings.

            The reason “spiritual teachers” cannot deal with the problem is that there is a “famine of hearing the law” among God’s own. Their own “hired help” supposed “angel’s of light” teach that God’s law was “nailed to the cross”.

            It is the doctrine of Balaam, again.

            thewitness.org/what-is-the-doctrine-of-balaam-2/

    • Jarek November 3, 2023 at 1:09 pm #

      They think they’re better than us. And have the right to “repair” us or do whatever they need to do to us. Like blend us out of existence a la the Kalergi Plan.

      And yes, all three Abrahamic religions are problematic because they believe everyone else is doing it wrong. So even good people want to “repair” others. Christians certainly did a lot of that.

      • Rowdypiglet November 3, 2023 at 2:55 pm #

        I’ll agree, Jarek, that they all want to “repair” others. But doesn’t this happen as a result of holding any beliefs, religious or philosophical, that embody a set of moral principles?

        Is it possible (or desirable) to believe, for instance, that murder is wrong and yet to be satisfied that it should continue without attempting to interfere, or to “repair” murderers? For that matter, don’t we want to repair (even if only in the sense of punishment or restraint, which is repair of a sort) those who would attempt to impose the Kalergi Plan?

        It seems to me that “repair” is a way of describing what we do when we believe someone’s actions in the world are morally wrong, and we want to put a stop to them. I think that’s inherent in humans, whether they hold to an Abrahamic religion or otherwise. At least, it doesn’t seem that there’s much evidence for the existence cultures that don’t “repair” people along these lines. In the Soviet Union, they repaired dissidents in rather extreme but quite effective (and permanent) ways without any religion. In short, I think religion is blamed for the results of beliefs that readily wear another suit of clothes when religion isn’t in the picture. I used to believe that if we could get rid of certain ways of thinking, the world would be a better place. But it appears as I get older that we simply find different justifications for behavior that’s hardwired into us.

        Of course, all of these philosophical and religious niceties are noticeable for their absence in extreme circumstances. I don’t think any of us know how far our principles would sustain us if we became sufficiently hungry, cold and afraid.

      • Anthea November 3, 2023 at 6:13 pm #

        Since Jewish ideas about “repair” seem to revolve around celebrating thugs like George Floyd, enriching children’s lives with drag queen story hour, making sure children’s cartoons are full of sexual innuendo, inserting gay sex into every movie, censoring all dissent about covid and the covid vaccines in the media, vilifying whites, etc., it seems to me that many, many Jews probably belong in a nut-house, as opposed offering others guidance on moral/social/governmental/economic matters.

        Seriously, who could possibly think that any of the above was a good idea? Since that doesn’t seem possible, a lot of people are (understandably) inclined to believe that such “guidance” arises from malice, rather than good intentions.

        • Rowdypiglet November 5, 2023 at 1:14 pm #

          Jarek: I agree it’s an art, and it’s not one I have much talent for. I can definitely agree that being “repaired” by an alien people is to be at least culturally, and perhaps physically, annihilated.

          Anthea: Are the outrages you mention actually (specifically) Jewish ideas? Honest question. Certainly you can find plenty of Jewish people who promoted them, but they’re far from the only ones. Are non-Jews who also promote drag queen story hour for children representative of something about the group to which they belong, or does such support only become meaningful where certain groups are concerned? I’m not intending to be snarky, simply asking a question.

          How much blame attaches to people as part of a group out of which particular ideas arose if, in fact, they don’t endorse those ideas? Is this not how the idea of vast, all encompassing white blame has arisen? If “Jews” are responsible for everything done by some, am I, by the same logic, responsible for the slave trade?

          My observation is that there are vast numbers of ordinary working class Jewish families who hold the same values as other ordinary working class families – what used to be thought of as American values. I can say for certainty that the Jewish family whose row house was attached to one side of my grandparents’ row house in Philadelphia were indistinguishable from my own family in their principles and values. Those values really did matter to both parties and were taken seriously, which is why some of my Christian family married into Jewish families without any clash of values. Maybe this was because both Christians and Jews had become somewhat more secular by that time than they once were. In any event, I don’t have any reason to think the Jewish families we were close to were an exception to a rule.

          If you want a template for most Jewish families we knew back then, when social mixing was a relatively new thing, check out the movie “Radio Days.”

      • Rain Waters November 3, 2023 at 11:40 pm #

        Did we ask for a repair estimate or just bend over for the reamin ?

      • Jarek November 4, 2023 at 12:52 pm #

        Rowdy: Well yes. It’s an art. Something best left alone by the ham fisted – and that’s most people as C.S Lewis noted. To be repaired – or “to put White America on the table” (from a famous Harvard Address to PhD students in Psychology) by an alien people is especially not something to be desired. See Anthea’s post below.

        Anthea: The influential followers of Jacob Frank were famous antinominalists – even playing with other Jews and later, Muslims. Maybe they think that it will bring the Messiah down more quickly? Besides being a lot of fun?

        Even the Protocols talk about driving the Goyim to madness.

  10. erik November 3, 2023 at 10:27 am #

    Never call it the “Democratic Party”
    It’s the “Democrat Party” They hate it when people say that, recalling “Dubya” came up with it as a deliberate slur, and it fits

    Erik — I call it the democratic party because that’s what it calls itself. Sen. Bob Dole was the one who insisted on re-naming it, and I don’t go along with that stupid trope. So, don’t be stupid. — JHK-Admin.

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    • Jimmy Word November 3, 2023 at 10:46 am #

      I think Rove coined the term, but same difference.

      • Jimmy Word November 3, 2023 at 10:53 am #

        Wiki is crediting Frank Luntz – a famous GOP linguistic and marketing guy – with “reinvigorating” the term in 2001, although the term had been used here and there in a disparaging manner since the 1940’s.

    • Jarek November 3, 2023 at 1:12 pm #

      Just say the Democrats and avoid the bad grammar and the lie that they are democratic.

      Needless to say, America isn’t democratic, never was, never was supposed to be, and that was a good thing. We were supposed to a Republic. Voting – by the qualified – was part of that, but only part.

  11. Zoltar November 3, 2023 at 10:30 am #

    One of Jim’s best today, which is a high standard, indeed. Anyone who cherishes what is best today in the arts, entertainment, and legitimately progressive politics must recognize the huge contributions of Jewish Americans. This is certainly true of my Jewish friends, and I love them for it.

    The only line of today’s blog with which I must take issue is the contention that “the label Zionism has recently been confabulated with a notion that it stands for Jews wielding a disdainful sense of superiority against non-Jews.” Those who control Israeli politics and hold the puppet strings for America’s foreign policy in the Middle East do regard a single Jewish life as worth more than those of dozens of non-Jews, and Palestinians as vermin. There are no more hate-filled bigots on the planet than ultra orthodox Israelis.

    This has rightly aroused disgust among increasing numbers of people, as did South African apartheid, despite state of the art PR on Israel’s behalf and the very effective weaponization of the accusation “antisemitism,” used against anyone who dares disapprove of the worst Israeli atrocities.

    The sad fact is that Israel, like the US, has forfeited the world’s good will, and a path for either nation to regain it at this point is difficult to foresee.

    • Jarek November 3, 2023 at 1:18 pm #

      Ultra-orthodox? They start taking the Talmud seriously at the Conservative level. Conservative Jews. Only the the Reform reserve the right to utterly reject certain aspects of it.

      But even Liberal Jews often retain some of the prejudices. You’ll hear anti-White bigotry at leftist protests. And many of the antifa are Jews.

      Some of them are changing. I read about one Orthodox family that didn’t disown their gay child. But others will just double down knowing that’s the downward path.

  12. Beryl of Oyl November 3, 2023 at 10:30 am #

    The opening quote was perfect.

    • megabeth November 3, 2023 at 12:50 pm #

      There are a lot of dogged Steven Pinker readers who see nothing but progress ahead for all. They are hard to reach.

  13. zekesdad November 3, 2023 at 10:30 am #

    James; I’ve thought and read about many of the ideas you mentioned, but you really brought them all together in a coherent narrative. Good job!

  14. Uncle.Al November 3, 2023 at 10:33 am #

    America has states because colonial America was Clades of Faith that sincerely despised each other. One could be safely among one’s own insanity within a state, borders lubricated by neutral exchange of value – MONEY. The Agrarian Socialist South had black slaves. The Industrial Capitalist North had Caucasian slaves. We enjoyed people of profound intelligence and endeavor. A lot of folk had crap lives.

    We pilfered the best of Europe – especially Germany – in WWII. We went from Liberal Arts and Humanities to Engineering and Science. Folks you would never invite to dinner – with their drafting boards, lab coats, and hard hats – redefined glory. We discovered empirical reality by discarding masks, rattles, and Royalty. A lot of people invested in fine lives.

    Then…we wanted to share. State lines were homogenized, isolated madness became universal hatred.

    Fork in the road! Embrace perpetual European slaughter, or do an Operation Hummingbird on devolved and imported dissident populations, returning to states bound by Constitutional law and neutral justice.

    • D from OR November 3, 2023 at 1:11 pm #

      “Or do an Operation Hummingbird on devolved and imported dissident populations, returning to states bound by Constitutional law and neutral justice.”

      I’m there for it.

  15. Beryl of Oyl November 3, 2023 at 10:34 am #

    “I’m just going to flop this one on the table like so much meat to see what kind of animals it brings out of the woodwork to fight over it.”

    That’s really been making me depressed. I wasn’t depressed before this.

    I knew we were pretty far gone as a nation, according to plan, but I had no idea it was that bad.

    “Oh, someone murdered a bunch of infants? Well, I read a book, and that book told me all about “settler colonialism” and those babies aren’t the real victims, aren’t I smart?”

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    • Jimmy Word November 3, 2023 at 10:55 am #

      And another comment gone. That’s two so far.

    • Jarek November 3, 2023 at 1:24 pm #

      We’re not a nation, just a country. An empire writ small. A whole lot of nothing with no single people or culture or values.

      It’s hard to rule over a united, empowered people. But not so hard to rule over a demoralized mob at war with itself.

      That’s the Plan. The weaker we are, the stronger the Elite are.

      And yes, the Jews took credit for opening up our borders, though of course they had non-Jewish allies in this.

    • Rowdypiglet November 5, 2023 at 3:33 pm #

      Beryl, I hope no one thinks they’re not real victims. But the uncomfortable truth is that every war is like this. The old, the sick, the young, the helpless – in short, everyone who didn’t cause it and couldn’t have prevented it – are the ones who suffer. The decision to kill them, even when we call it collateral damage and unintentional, is made by someone who thinks it’s the price that must be paid for whatever big picture they think matters more.

      The only difference, as far as I can tell, is that the phone in everyone’s pocket makes it possible for us to see war as it really is, in a way that was seen in the past only by combatants and victims. For most people, it’s a great shock, similar to the shock of seeing that little, naked, screaming Vietnamese girl running for her life. What really saddens me is that instead of making us sick of war, it seems to be making us more zealous about whatever side we choose.

  16. JohnAZ November 3, 2023 at 10:38 am #

    Good morning, everyone.

    Well, Sounds like JHK is signing up to the idea that American Jews want good things for the US, to make it a better place for everyone, including themselves, to live. Their mistake is being central to the motivation and especially financing of a groups of globalist anti American types known as the Democratic Party. Wouldn’t it be nice of the Dems believed in the equality for all they espouse instead of the supremacy of us, the elite, over the lemming US population. Their entire agenda is pointed in this direction, dumb down the people, bring in more ignorant people, people that are easy to dominate and convince that the Dems are benevolent. Benevolent, my butt, they are the Mob, domineering, with power as their ultimate desire.

    JHK is right, the Jews of America need to realize that the Democratic Party does not give a damn about them, except for their money.. Right now, look and see where the source of all the anti-semitism being displayed across the country. The source of the Democratic bullshit, the university campus.

    The conservatives have work to do. They need to convince the country that the correct posture is non-favoritism for everyone, that all laws and mores and folkways need to be aimed at everyone. There can be no Jewish-Americans, African-Americans, Mexican-Americans, Chinese Americans, Muslim-Americans. Especially Muslim-Americans. There must be Americans of, Name inserted, ethnic descent. Then all must compete for the myriad of niches that American has as a result of the freedoms here. The cohesion must be paramount, continuing without war as the rallying cry. In JHK lingo, it must be a result of people wanting a common culture, not a black culture, or a Mexican culture or even a Jewish culture.

    The personal experience I have had with Jews here supports JHK’s picture of them. They want to be American in culture, but the “we are Chosen” bit comes in and makes them figure they have all the answers, and can direct the American people down the Yellow Brick Road to the Emerald City. As such, maybe that is why they have become dupes of the lousy folks in the Democratic Party.

    Assimilation is the key to the future of the USA as diversity requires it as a mandate. Forced if need be by deportation. The old bumper sticker

    America – Love It or Leave It may have a whole lot of credence. Allowing people like the Squad to exist and purposefully aggravate the split up of the country is a mistake. People must believe in America First above their former ethnic groups. The swearing in of new citizens demands this, they must renounce their prior allegiance to another land, another flag, and swear allegiance to America.

    Few people really understand or care about this directive. It is being directed by other countries as a way of weakening the cohesion of this country, even the conservative America First folks are looking to get the hell out of Dodge.

    Again, people must assimilate into the country and believe in it, before the beliefs of their former ethnic lives,

    Or get the hell out of this country and go home.

    America First is more than nationalism, White or not. It is a belief system that acknowledges that our system of government, as defined by the Constitution, is the best. Right now, thanks to the Leftist leaning Deep State,

    Not so much.

    The squad should be the first group to have their citizenship renounced and sent home, assuming they are naturalized. If not, how about being ostracized by all things America, with the press being number one on the list.

    • OG November 3, 2023 at 10:58 am #

      Wray says anti-semitism in the US is at historic highs. Also in Canada if OG is an indicator.
      – JAZ

      I’m not anti-Semitic. How dare you!

      You had best explain yourself or apologize toute suite as I am no such thing and we are all indoctrinated that being an anti-Semite is the absolute worst thing that a man could possibly be.

      Calling me an anti-Semite is hate speech, JAZ.

      You owe me an explanation or an apology.

      A or B.

      • JohnAZ November 3, 2023 at 1:23 pm #

        No, I won’t until you acknowledge there are two sides to this conflict and both sets of bad boys are acknowledged.

        Read your posts and they are 100% anti-Israel.

    • Socrates-Detroit November 3, 2023 at 11:13 am #

      @JohnAZ

      The “founding fathers” were against foreign alliances. They feared central banks.

      The Constitution explicitly states “Congress has the power to COIN money and regulate the value thereof”

      America’s biggest problem was slavery. It was a birth defect that led to the War of Northern Aggression and the end of the Republic.

      Big capital coopted both parties. Fiat currency and debt are the best ways for big capital to get richer.

      The best way to increase debt is war.

      The US has 900 bases all over the world.

      How did Vietnam work out? Iraq? Afghanistan?

      America’s imperialism is the root cause of currency debasement; of poverty, requiring a welfare state, which is a problem, and so forth.

      Switzerland is a prosperous little country. So is Sweden. I don’t see people around the world chanting “death to Sweden” or “death to Switzerland”.

      But go ahead, keep blaming the Democrats. You don’t like Jews owning the Democrats, but you seem OK with them owning the Republicans.

      I agree with you, Democrats are 99% despicable. Republicans are 5x better, only 95% despicable. So, in your world, Republicans are good. OK then, good luck!

      Oh, and good luck taking a shower in Arizona in a few years.

      • Jimmy Word November 3, 2023 at 11:31 am #

        Great comment Soc!

      • Cankerpuss November 3, 2023 at 11:53 am #

        Oh man, Socrates, great comment and I whole heartedly agree with you. ALL OF OUR problems come from those fuckers in goverment who continue to bankrupt us to fund their wars throughout the world. The Republicans are NO DIFFERENT from the Democrats. When they have power they don’t fulfill their promises, continue to print foney money and continue to wage wars all throughout the world.

        America could end the financial fuckery by closing down their bases and bringing the troops home. Put the troops on the southern borders with orders to shoot any who cross.

        Our problems are not hard to solve. They can be solved and the solutions aren’t difficult.

        You want honest elections? Go back to paper ballots and Identification to prove citizenship.

        Will any of these things happen? No. Because it means the American Empire collapses and they can’t increase their billions to more billions.

        Personally I find the Republicans more despicable than the Democrats. Democrats don’t hide their true nature. Republicans do.

      • justanotherguy November 3, 2023 at 12:31 pm #

        its long past time to take an accounting in accord with fundamental principles – been on this particular chain of recollection, back to the founders, for a long time.

        this is very much a comment for here and now.

      • Jarek November 3, 2023 at 1:26 pm #

        Sock it to ’em.

        No foreign alliances. No foreign alliances. Why does no one question our foreign alliances, spending, and who controls our foreign policy?

      • JohnAZ November 3, 2023 at 1:27 pm #

        I read that 73% of Jews are Democrats, I would say they are owned. 21% of them are GOP, definitely not owned.

        I hear you about showers, Mead is up 26 feet this wet year, not much.

        America had an ego problem after WW2 along with Britain. They thought they could police the world. They were wrong and now the MIC will not let go.

        The world is coming back to get their share by the millions.

    • Beryl of Oyl November 3, 2023 at 12:29 pm #

      “the “we are Chosen” bit comes in and makes them figure they have all the answers”

      I saw that among the Catholic kids I went to school with. Not the “chosen” part, the thinking they know the one true way.

      Which religions aren’t like that? I should say weren’t, because the Pope recently came out with some gobbledgook about different religions for different groups.

      • Jarek November 3, 2023 at 1:31 pm #

        It’s natural to think your people and culture are great. That Whites no longer value their nations and cultures show that they are on their way out of this world. Who did that to them? Who owns the media and controls the schools?

        Even the Ancient Greeks, who passionately loved their City States, often looking askance at other City States, admitted that there were Wise Men among the other nations. And admitting getting much from Egypt and writing from the Levant.

        This is the proper balance. As a Wisdom Religion (at the top as per the Mysteries), they didn’t feel they had to “repair the world”.

      • messianicdruid November 3, 2023 at 1:35 pm #

        “Let each one be fully convinced in their own mind.”

        Provide the information, step back.

      • Q. Shtik November 3, 2023 at 2:23 pm #

        The problem is religion itself.

        • Jimmy Word November 3, 2023 at 4:05 pm #

          Seconded.

          • Rowdypiglet November 5, 2023 at 3:21 pm #

            Jimmy and Q, I’m genuinely baffled as to how you can believe this. Do you really think that non-religious people don’t believe they’re right just as zealously as an inquisitor burning a heretic at the stake?

            This, as far as I can see, is the essence of leftist thinking: the belief that by various pruning methods, some of them quite painful, you can eliminate some fundamental part of human nature, such as the belief in one’s own rightness, and thus usher in Utopia. If you could get rid of religious belief (which you can’t) that sense of rightness would simply reappear under another heading.

        • Amman November 4, 2023 at 1:18 pm #

          The problem is the Peasant.

      • Anthea November 3, 2023 at 8:10 pm #

        @ Beryl of Oyl:

        Pope Francis is not a Catholic.

  17. geomo November 3, 2023 at 10:39 am #

    This is a well-balanced piece. Thanks, Jim.

    Matthew Ehret did a nice piece on the history of this fiasco courtesy of the Mel K show (who has also hosted Jim). It’s two parts. Matt has encyclopedic knowledge of a lot of complex history, so it can be difficult to follow as he inserts names and dates liberally. Nevertheless, it’s worth the time to go and have a listen.

    One of the issues that comes up time and again is this business of the Chosen. I find that to be a contemptible position. It breeds all kinds of misanthropy. Jim describes it as a “byproduct of all this tragically misguided tikkun olam.” It seems to me, the doctrine of The Chosen produces that misguidance. It seems further that, if there was an Achilles’ Heel for Judaism, that’s it. If I were somehow demonically inclined and wanted to cause mayhem here, I would take an otherwise decent moral code and corrupt it with that kind of misanthropic poison pill.

    • rainmaker November 3, 2023 at 11:12 am #

      The Jewish People can be “The Chosen” of their god Yaweh all they want. I don’t worship their god. America does not need a middle eastern god.

    • tuco22 November 3, 2023 at 11:19 am #

      They were “chosen” by God to be His people because of Abraham’s obedience, not because they were better than other human beings. In fact, early on in Exodus, God becomes so exasperated with them (especially after that golden calf bit) that He sends His “angel,” which many Christians believe to be the preincarnate Christ, ahead of them for the rest of their journey. They were chosen to be the people from which the Messiah would come, since a redeemer was promised to Adam and Eve, and also told to Satan.

      • rainmaker November 3, 2023 at 11:32 am #

        Judaism, Christianity and Islam are all Abrahamic religions, and their main philosophy seems to be a prophetic messianic progressivism, progressing towards a Utopia, or Armageddon.

        • Amman November 4, 2023 at 1:47 pm #

          Concretely speaking, The Babylonian Talmud, The Old/New Testament and The Qu’ran are the main foundational texts of these 3 religions.

          There are also other historically very influential Texts such as The Kabbalah of Judaism, The Nag Hammadi of Gnostic Chriatianity and The Naj al-Balaga (The Peaks of Eloquence.) of Islam.

      • Cankerpuss November 3, 2023 at 11:40 am #

        Tuco, there were no Jews at the time of the golden calf. They were all of the House of Israel, divided into 13 tribes, including Ephraim and Mannasseh, Joseph’s two sons.

        The term “Jew” was used by the ancient Romans to denote and identify anyone residing in or from the ancient province of Judea. It was not used as a term to denote a racial Jew.

        Christ himself was not a Jew. He was of the tribe of Benjamin, not of the tribe of Judah.

        There is a vast difference between God’s chosen people of the House of Israel and the Jewish people. Could some Jews be direct descendants of the House of Israel. Sure. But are the Jews all that constitute God’s House of Israel, God’s chosen people? No, not by a long shot.

        The term “Jew” used to describe a racial identity is a relatively new term.

        • CrusherMuldoon November 3, 2023 at 12:14 pm #

          Christ himself was not a Jew. He was of the tribe of Benjamin, not of the tribe of Judah.

          Quote me chapter and verse on that one

          • messianicdruid November 3, 2023 at 1:38 pm #

            Was Mary a Judahite?

          • tuco22 November 3, 2023 at 1:58 pm #

            Yeah, really. Why, then, call Him the Lion of Judah?

          • messianicdruid November 4, 2023 at 9:12 am #

            I suspect it is based on:

            “The scepter shall not depart from Judah, Nor the ruler’s staff from between his feet, Until Shiloh comes, And to him shall be the obedience of the peoples.”

            If “Shiloh” refers to a returning Jesus as King, it simply means that the Scepter would passed down among Judahites until a certain time, then it would no longer be passed on. Not that He was of another tribe.
            .

        • tuco22 November 3, 2023 at 1:58 pm #

          Yes, I know, I’m just using the term in my comment by way of convenience and for those who don’t know ancient history.

        • Nathan November 4, 2023 at 7:11 am #

          CP, you are wrong about Jesus’ ethnicity, but not about God’s chosen people being from every tribe tongue and race on earth, not just the House of Israel. As I posted in comments to Jim’s previous essay, and as MessianicDruid has posted to this essay, there are numerous bible scriptures that both confirm Jesus human ethnicity as an Israelite descended from David (who was of the house of Judah), and that God knew His Elect from all races before the foundation of the world.

        • Nathan November 4, 2023 at 7:13 am #

          [Matthew 1:1-17 NKJV] 1 The book of the genealogy of Jesus Christ, the Son of David, the Son of Abraham: 2 Abraham begot Isaac, Isaac begot Jacob, and Jacob begot Judah and his brothers. 3 Judah begot Perez and Zerah by Tamar, Perez begot Hezron, and Hezron begot Ram. 4 Ram begot Amminadab, Amminadab begot Nahshon, and Nahshon begot Salmon. 5 Salmon begot Boaz by Rahab, Boaz begot Obed by Ruth, Obed begot Jesse, 6 and Jesse begot David the king. David the king begot Solomon by her [who had been the wife] of Uriah. 7 Solomon begot Rehoboam, Rehoboam begot Abijah, and Abijah begot Asa. 8 Asa begot Jehoshaphat, Jehoshaphat begot Joram, and Joram begot Uzziah. 9 Uzziah begot Jotham, Jotham begot Ahaz, and Ahaz begot Hezekiah. 10 Hezekiah begot Manasseh, Manasseh begot Amon, and Amon begot Josiah. 11 Josiah begot Jeconiah and his brothers about the time they were carried away to Babylon. 12 And after they were brought to Babylon, Jeconiah begot Shealtiel, and Shealtiel begot Zerubbabel. 13 Zerubbabel begot Abiud, Abiud begot Eliakim, and Eliakim begot Azor. 14 Azor begot Zadok, Zadok begot Achim, and Achim begot Eliud. 15 Eliud begot Eleazar, Eleazar begot Matthan, and Matthan begot Jacob. 16 And Jacob begot Joseph the husband of Mary, of whom was born Jesus who is called Christ. 17 So all the generations from Abraham to David [are] fourteen generations, from David until the captivity in Babylon [are] fourteen generations, and from the captivity in Babylon until the Christ [are] fourteen generations.

        • Nathan November 4, 2023 at 7:15 am #

          [Luke 3:23-25, 27-38 NKJV] 23 Now Jesus Himself began [His ministry at] about thirty years of age, being (as was supposed) [the] son of Joseph, [the son] of Heli, 24 [the son] of Matthat, [the son] of Levi, [the son] of Melchi, [the son] of Janna, [the son] of Joseph, 25 [the son] of Mattathiah, [the son] of Amos, [the son] of Nahum, [the son] of Esli, [the son] of Naggai, … 27 [the son] of Joannas, [the son] of Rhesa, [the son] of Zerubbabel, [the son] of Shealtiel, [the son] of Neri, 28 [the son] of Melchi, [the son] of Addi, [the son] of Cosam, [the son] of Elmodam, [the son] of Er, 29 [the son] of Jose, [the son] of Eliezer, [the son] of Jorim, [the son] of Matthat, [the son] of Levi, 30 [the son] of Simeon, [the son] of Judah, [the son] of Joseph, [the son] of Jonan, [the son] of Eliakim, 31 [the son] of Melea, [the son] of Menan, [the son] of Mattathah, [the son] of Nathan, [the son] of David, 32 [the son] of Jesse, [the son] of Obed, [the son] of Boaz, [the son] of Salmon, [the son] of Nahshon, 33 [the son] of Amminadab, [the son] of Ram, [the son] of Hezron, [the son] of Perez, [the son] of Judah, 34 [the son] of Jacob, [the son] of Isaac, [the son] of Abraham, [the son] of Terah, [the son] of Nahor, 35 [the son] of Serug, [the son] of Reu, [the son] of Peleg, [the son] of Eber, [the son] of Shelah, 36 [the son] of Cainan, [the son] of Arphaxad, [the son] of Shem, [the son] of Noah, [the son] of Lamech, 37 [the son] of Methuselah, [the son] of Enoch, [the son] of Jared, [the son] of Mahalalel, [the son] of Cainan, 38 [the son] of Enosh, [the son] of Seth, [the son] of Adam, [the son] of God.

          • Nathan November 4, 2023 at 7:17 am #

            Matthew 1 shows Joseph’s lineage, and Luke 3 shows Mary’s. Via his mother, Jesus is descended of the tribe of Judah, and via Joseph, his legal father, Jesus is descended of the tribe of Judah.

      • Phineas November 3, 2023 at 11:45 am #

        Thank you tuco!

        • Jarek November 3, 2023 at 1:40 pm #

          His descendants were promised to be as the grains of sand on the seashore and the stars in the sky.

          So both an earthly and spiritual patrimony. The Jews are the grains of sand and the Christians the stars in the sky.

          This is a traditional metaphor, not my own. Unfair to the Jews? By no means. They can complete themselves and become Christians at any time. As individuals.

          Michael Jones analyzes the Gospel of John (loathed by the Jews). In the beginning, Jews is a neutral term. All followers of Christ were initially Jews. By the end of the Gospel, Jews are outsiders, the ones that Christ said would throw them out of the synagogues and consider killing them to be a good deed.

          • tuco22 November 3, 2023 at 2:08 pm #

            The “Israelites’ ” problem with the gospel at the time was Jesus as the Messiah. That wasn’t what they were expecting as the Messiah, a humble carpenter from Nazareth, of all places. Really? And as long as people thought him to be a crackpot, or just “another prophet” things were okay. But when He started going “against the grain,” as it were, then, well, attitudes began to change, and they began to look at Him as not only a threat to themselves and their own personal gain, but also as a potential to bring the Romans down on them, with possible crucifixions and banishments to galleys.

          • Jarek November 4, 2023 at 12:51 am #

            Yes, Christians are the Chosen now. You need to let go of your Jewish obsession. Every Man and every Woman is a Star.

          • messianicdruid November 4, 2023 at 9:23 am #

            “…a humble carpenter from Nazareth, of all places.”

            He was the son of a carpenter. From His early teens until thirty He was traveling with His uncle [ tin merchant ]. Remember, He had “sea legs”.

            knightstemplarorder.com/did_jesus_christ_visit_britain

      • Vegan Shark November 3, 2023 at 2:13 pm #

        tuco22,

        You are welcome to believe whatever religious narratives you want. But please don’t try to make the legends part of the law we live under.

        • messianicdruid November 4, 2023 at 9:26 am #

          Have you ever considered the differences between “lawful” and “legal”?

    • Jarek November 3, 2023 at 1:33 pm #

      The same with Masonic morality. Much talk about serving the world and being good men – real too as per their charities.

      But you put other Masons first, and a Master before other Masons. Even in legal matters? Yes. Well so much for justice and fairness.

    • loosethedogs November 3, 2023 at 1:49 pm #

      Geomo: Of which moral code do you speak; the Torah? The Talmud? Babylonian Rhadhanite Money Magic? etc., etc. We have to get specific as there is way too much purposeful obfuscation on this subject. Additionally trying to tie one belief system to any one religion is like trying to nail jello to a tree.

    • tuco22 November 3, 2023 at 2:12 pm #

      Chosen has nothing to do with them as a people character-wise. What it refers to is that they were chosen by God as a result of Abraham’s obedience (leaving Ur and going out into the wilderness, offering Isaac as a sacrifice when God told him to) to be the people who would eventually birth the Messiah. Their history since that time has been satan’s attempt to prevent that or, failing that, destroy it.

      • Jarek November 4, 2023 at 12:53 am #

        No, Satan wants the Jews to succeed. Prophecy is clear: The Antichrist will be a Jew. He will sit in the rebuilt Temple. His other seat will be the Vatican.

        How did you get everything so mixed up?

        • messianicdruid November 4, 2023 at 9:32 am #

          “Children, it is the last hour, and as you have heard that antichrist is coming, so now many antichrists have come. Therefore we know that it is the last hour.”

          Keep sitting on your hands waiting, waiting.

  18. steppingup November 3, 2023 at 10:42 am #

    Whoever controls the money, controls the world. Everything on this planet revolves around money, all the love in the world wont buy you jack shit. That means that everything that’s wrong (BLM, Antifa, climate hoax, covid hoax, 911 false flag, every other false flag, stolen elections, all wars since the 1913 coup in the US, etc., etc.) can be laid right on the feet of the money changers. Gee, I wonder who the fuck that is ??????

    • OG November 3, 2023 at 10:53 am #

      You strike me as a man who has done the work. I’d wager that you have a large GLT score.

      GLT:
      For each of these 10 big historical events, score a 1 if you believe that it was a black op and a 0 if you believe the official story.

      JFK ~ 1963
      USS Liberty ~ 1967
      MLK ~ 1968
      RFK ~ 1968
      OKC ~ 1995
      9/11 ~ 2001
      7/7 London Subway Bombings ~ 2005
      Boston Marathon ~ 2013
      Vegas Turkey-Shoot ~ 2017
      Israel’s 9/11 – 2023

      What is your score?

      • tuco22 November 3, 2023 at 11:21 am #

        Mine is 10

        • Jarek November 3, 2023 at 1:41 pm #

          Now reconcile William Pierce and believing the Jews to be the Chosen People.

        • OG November 3, 2023 at 3:31 pm #

          Thx, tuco22.

          We currently have 6 public GLT scores:
          10 – OG, Jarek, tuco22, Alfred
          9 – getsome
          1 – Gus

      • Rain Waters November 3, 2023 at 11:48 pm #

        You left out the third rail Jones ?

    • tuco22 November 3, 2023 at 2:15 pm #

      There will always be those that offer something for something else. There will always be people who can be bought. And there will always be those who can’t.

    • Q. Shtik November 3, 2023 at 2:39 pm #

      can be laid right on the feet of the money changers. – steppingup

      =============

      at

  19. BULLITT November 3, 2023 at 10:47 am #

    Jim,
    After reading the article this morning, I can see that explaining the Jewish issue has you in a no-win situation. I’m a Catholic, an Italian but fist I’m an American. Yes, our families had our traditions and supported the Catholic Church. But our priority was to work hard to do better as individuals and make a better world for our families and neighbors.
    Al Capone isn’t my hero.
    As I followed the news over the past week or so, I was truly amazed at the number of people who do not support Israel. Do I not see the big picture? Are people finally finding out that a segment of the Jewish population is hell bent on destroying America? As I look at who controls the media, the courts, the medical profession, Wall Street, big pharma, etc. there’s a common binder in all those areas. They are controlled by Jews. Dual citizens, now that shows some loyalty.
    We have given the Jews the land of milk and honey, but they do all they can to destroy it for non-Jews.
    Maybe they think they can buy America for pennies on a dollar after it collapses.
    BTW….what percentage of Jews serve in the U.S. military? I would like to know.

    • Socrates-Detroit November 3, 2023 at 11:24 am #

      That’s a good question, what percent of military is Jewish? Especially the combat arms like infantry and the marines

      I’d like to know also.

      When I “served” in the military, over 7 years I may have met 7 Jewish-Americans. Yet many bases had “Jewish” chaplain.

      However, we have several prominent Americans who served in the IDF!

      Rahm Emmanuel. Rep. Brian Mast, R-Fla. In fact, as he said, “as the only member of Congress who has served in the IDF, I can tell you there are no innocent Palestinians”

      And I can give the son of a very prominent Jew who is NOT returning to HIS country to serve in the IDF:

      Yair Netenyahu. That is Prime Minister Netenyahu’s son.

      His father probably told him to wait. “Soon we will finish and remove the Palestinians from Gaza, and then later from the West Bank, and then you can come home”

    • Cankerpuss November 3, 2023 at 11:30 am #

      Bulliltt, excellent questions. These are questions I have asked for many years. I am a Christian of viking-Danish heritage. I believe I am a direct, literal descendent of the tribes of Ephraim and Dan, two of the lost 10 tribes of northern Israel. Most of Europe, scandinavia and North America are lands inhabited by the 10 tribes of ancient Israel and they fulfill the covenant to Abraham that his posterity will be of great benefit to the world. The west has been a great blessing to the world and has enjoyed immense prosperity, far more than the gentile nations of the Earth. Most of these nations are Christian nations who look forward to a return of Christ and who worship him.

      The Jewish people, however, claim to be of the House of Israel as well, claiming to be direct descendants of the tribe of Judah. If they are of the tribe of Judah and of the House of Israel, why do they then hate Christ and Christians? Why do they fight against all nations of Christian origin? Why do they seek to overthrow the Christian social structure of the west with their vast wealth and power?

      I argue that they are not of the House of Israel and are not of the tribe of Judah. They are people who migrated to the area of Judea after the ancient kingdom of Judah was overtaken by the Babylonians. They are definitely a race of people, probably with origins coming from the Khazars of ancient Ukraine and surroundings. It explains to me why they fight against the true House of Israel rather than embrace and unite with it. And yes, they fight against Christian culture. Mr. Kunstler said it clearly. They fight against it because they support and are the Democratic Party. They are not friends to Christian America. Not by a long shot.

      • justanotherguy November 3, 2023 at 11:59 am #

        i am a Christian, low key in public, and i have jewish friends that will un-self-consciously bag on this belief like doing so is completely natural and to be expected.

        i don’t bait them toward expressing hatred of Christianity openly, but it has happened occasionally.

        the shoe on the other foot has (in the case of an misunderstanding based on very thin evidence) and would earn me ostracism.

        so yea, double standards abound.

      • Jarek November 3, 2023 at 1:46 pm #

        Oh, they hate Christian Identity with a passion. It has old roots in America, and before that in Europe.

        I like it but don’t buy it. There were lots of people in Europe before the Tribes moved in – if they moved in.

        Tuatha de Dannan? The Tribe of Dan in Ireland? Or the people of the Goddess Dana? In any case, there are lots of other people in Ireland, arriving before and after. I can’t prove I have any Dannite blood! Woe, woe is me!

  20. Suburban_elk November 3, 2023 at 10:58 am #

    Jews and Whites are different groups of people. It’s conceivable that their interests sometimes coincide, see for example the 20th century, tho that’s up for debate.

    But do their interests go together now, in America in 2023?

    White Americans have a tough tough tough tough tough tough tough, time defining themselves, and telling their story. Tbf they don’t seem to have one. Is it the Jews’ fault, they can’t figure out their own story?

    The situation on the current front of WW 3. World opinion is on the side of Palestinians. Does the rest of the world, get to have an opinion? To the extent that they do, that’s how it’s leaning.

    The Jews’ best ally in America is the boomer conservative, and that’s really their only ally.

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    • OG November 3, 2023 at 11:10 am #

      Does the rest of the world, get to have an opinion?

      Oh, please! Please allow us to have an option. Pretty please? With sugar on top?

    • justanotherguy November 3, 2023 at 12:29 pm #

      s-e – i have no problem defining myself or my culture. to think otherwise would be a trick of the mind, blind men on the elephant metaphorically.

      who is this ‘white americans’ of whom you speak? would you kill a culture by means of making one way of describing it verboten?

      • Suburban_elk November 5, 2023 at 10:53 am #

        Does “[your] culture” include Jews?

        My question is whether White Americans can define themselves without including Jews.

        I don’t think a White group can include Jews, because of their [Jews’] demonstrated hostility to outgroups.

        Quote unquote “good jews” are part and parcel of the evolutionary strategy of the larger group, where they end up as the buffer, and usually taking the fall, when things get tight, as in go south, as in what’s happening now.

        As for Jews who actually really wanna be part of the White; IMO they can boil off, which is the technical term that the Amish use for those of their group who don’t wanna be Amish: they can go live among the English, and become a part of that group.

        Jews, particularly Ashkenazis but not even just them, are part of the larger major race group called Caucasian, which is the larger set that White falls into, and as such they are not so far apart, so that Jews who wanna boil off, should be able to do so. But it has to be w/i their heart of hearts.

        tldr- man cannot serve two masters

    • Jarek November 3, 2023 at 1:49 pm #

      Harold Covington even said that things might get so bad that Whites would have to convert to Islam to save themselves. He didn’t want this at all. But that’s how much we are being slandered and attacked.

      Bosnia converted willingly and thus stayed White. No Dance Hall or Battle Field Sheiks taking all of their women.

  21. liber8tor November 3, 2023 at 10:58 am #

    Fauci was in Ohio last week. He was awarded the ‘Lifetime Achievement Award’ and given a big cash research grant for more research.

    Says a lot about our current situation.

    • Beryl of Oyl November 3, 2023 at 11:06 am #

      There are still people who believe, with all their might and all their heart, that we survived a great plague upon our land, that they heroically helped by wearing “their” mask and sitting six feet apart, and not venturing outside except to do important things such as protesting.

      The mainstream media is openly admitting that lockdowns and masks don’t work, but nothing gets through to these heroes, because through it all they had a sense of moral and intellectual superiority to us non-believers.

      • Cankerpuss November 3, 2023 at 11:18 am #

        And amazingly enough, Beryl, the great plague upon this land didn’t seem to spread at places like Walmart, Home Depot, Amazon warehouses and other big retailers. But churches, restaurants, outdoor sporting events and so forth were unsafe because the virus spread there like wind fueled wildfire on a hot day. This alone told me that everything covid was a fraud.

        It still shocks me to the core that there are people who believe this nonsense. I still see people in masks. I still hear about people being tested for covid.

        How can a society this stupid save itself? That’s why I am so pessimistic about our future. We can overcome just about every trial thrown at us but how do we overcome stupidity? Stupidity, afterall, is endemic in humanity.

        • Soul Forensics November 3, 2023 at 3:58 pm #

          Excellent comment, Canker.

          A few days ago, I checked out world IQ by country. We’re often told that the average IQ is 100, but there are only 12 countries that exceed 100 as average IQ. The remaining 100 + countries are below that 100 line, and most of them are well under.

          Japan at #1 is barely above 100, at 106. The lowest, Nepal, is at 43. You read that right. 43.

          So how does this “100 is the average IQ” whopper still persist? Maybe because the (mostly) low IQ receivers of it can only nod like chloroformed cows despite all evidence to the contrary.

        • cbeard November 3, 2023 at 4:23 pm #

          LOL. Ron White gets it right. You can’t fix stupid.

        • Organist1022 November 3, 2023 at 9:03 pm #

          A lot of people were very ill at the start of this. Very ill. I have close family that were hospitalized and almost died – except very early on they were using HCQ/Azithromycin and zinc in the hospital, in blue New Jersey.
          Before Trump mentioned it, of course.

          This was part 1 of a cull, and many people died miserable deaths, alone. Don’t disrespect those souls mouthing off about “fraud”.

      • farmgal November 3, 2023 at 12:15 pm #

        @Beryl my daughter is a nurse at one of the largest hospitals In Atlanta. Last week they were informed that metal detectors were being installed at entrances and that 25 additional security guards were being hired. Today they were informed that they must have the latest covid booster or wear a mask at all times.

        Nor sure whether to be frightened or pissed off. Something is definitely up

        • Paula D November 3, 2023 at 3:47 pm #

          Both. We should be frightened and pissed off at what they have planned next.

        • Epicur November 5, 2023 at 11:15 am #

          “Last week they were informed that metal detectors were being installed at entrances and that 25 additional security guards were being hired. ”

          Perhaps the problem is that the old general public hospital (over near Boulevard and Ralph McGill) is now closed and wounded gang bangers are now being sent to places like Grady (or where ever your daughter may be).

          Gang bangers have a practice in ATL of going to hospitals to “finish business” with their wounded rivals.

          Check with your daughter about that. She should probably be glad for the enhanced security.

    • Paula D November 3, 2023 at 11:10 am #

      It’s a good thing the most evil man in American is Italian, not Jewish.

      That gives Americans a different group to hate on.

      Oh……wait.

      • justanotherguy November 3, 2023 at 11:54 am #

        calling just one the most evil is probably poetic license.

        nevertheless, carry on…

        • Paula D November 3, 2023 at 12:54 pm #

          I think it can be debated, with reason, that Anthony Fauci has killed more Americans, starting in the 80s, than any other American.

          You, of course, are free to disagree.

          • Ron Anselmo November 3, 2023 at 3:36 pm #

            You’re right Paula. Evil knows no nationality. Fauci needs to be neutralized so he can’t do any more harm. Simple as that.

          • Paula D November 3, 2023 at 3:46 pm #

            Thanks, Ron. I know you’re Italian, so there is an extra point.

            I am English, but I can see that perfidious Albion is a big trouble-maker.

            Of course, I consider my ancestors to be among their victims, so there’s that.

          • Jarek November 4, 2023 at 12:56 am #

            One group controls the media, banking, and our foreign policy.

            The Italians? The English?

            No.

            Stop with the virtue signaling.

            And Ron, stop pandering to feminine absurdity.

        • justanotherguy November 5, 2023 at 8:16 pm #

          i’d suggest the worst of them never show their faces to the pubic, and that fauci is likely a willing puppet.

          the poetry of course is in accepting the chance to identify a worst, for the sake of making a point.

          fauci is among the worst, but listen to this and tell me if we really understand.

          rss.com/podcasts/ltcstevenmurray/1192722/

    • Rain Waters November 3, 2023 at 11:50 pm #

      East Palestine?

  22. Beryl of Oyl November 3, 2023 at 10:59 am #

    About civil rights- my personal observation is that civil rights laws helped remove the last remaining barriers to the Right to Rise. Black Americans did rise, on average,at a rapid pace. Was it a direct result of the civil rights act? I don’t know.

    What I do know was that things got better, much better, for blacks in America, before they started to get really bad, for some.

    When things started to go south again was also the point where things started to go bad for the 99 percent, around 1980.

    That’s when the globalist stuff started to creep in.

    • justanotherguy November 3, 2023 at 11:52 am #

      come on, seriously?

      the civil rights movement -> welfare for single mother families -> utter failure for urban blacks -> affirmative action -> suspicion of all blacks that have ‘advanced’.

      doesn’t matter that step 2 was a cynical move by lbj who stated explicitly “the n**gers will vote for democrats for all time” or some such. and it is by and large still true.

      victim and envy seem to be two traits few if any, once institutionalized, leave behind. it was the modus for black civil rights, feminism, and a growing list of ‘micro agressions’ identified than i can count.

      you can’t call that success.

      • Beryl of Oyl November 3, 2023 at 12:46 pm #

        You do know we had welfare before the civil rights movement, right?

        When I was growing up, most of the people on welfare were white women whose husbands ran out on them.

        Now we will start with the “disproportionate” argument to try to disprove- what, exactly?

        That between the time of the civil rights act signing and 1980 or so, black Americans made a lot of gains?

        Richard Roundtree died recently.

        Reading the comments to a story about his death, I saw a lot of people paying their respects in writing.

        These were older Americans, and they remember Roundtree from his John Shaft days.

        The thing is, I would not see these same people commenting positively about a black performer today, nor would they have watched a film with a black hero.

        We advanced in race relations and as a society. Was it cause and effect?

        Who knows, but the truth is that time period was not bad for all blacks.

        Our inner cities didn’t get as bad as they are now until the nineties.

        • Soul Forensics November 3, 2023 at 4:07 pm #

          “Who’s the cop that won’t cop out
          When there’s danger all about?”

          “SHAFT!”

          “You’re damn right.”

          Blaxploitation flicks. Hollywood’s early fictional Black Power movement.

        • megabeth November 3, 2023 at 7:10 pm #

          Odd. Just saw Roundtree in “Earthquake” last night. He was playing a sort of Evil Knievel character.

          In my extreme youth in Milwaukee, I can remember the summers of rioting. Bricks through car windows,, rioting high-schoolers surrounding and rocking my mother’s Corvair. My parents’ slot car shops burglarized over and over. My family bought rural property in 1968 and pulled out as soon as it could. Milwaukee was awful then and a special kind of murderopolis now.

      • Opie November 3, 2023 at 6:59 pm #

        Amen to that^

  23. Paula D November 3, 2023 at 11:00 am #

    Jews need a new shibboleth.

    How do you say “You all can go fuck yourselves” in Yiddish?

    No point in trying to improve a country that’s going down the tubes.

    • Jimmy Word November 3, 2023 at 11:28 am #

      They’ve been saying that in private for years already.

      • Paula D November 3, 2023 at 11:32 am #

        And you know this how?

        • Jimmy Word November 3, 2023 at 11:41 am #

          Don’t be foolish, the people that reported the beheaded babies told me.

          • Paula D November 3, 2023 at 11:53 am #

            To quote Cankerpuss here:

            ”How can a society this stupid save itself? That’s why I am so pessimistic about our future. We can overcome just about every trial thrown at us but how do we overcome stupidity? Stupidity, afterall, is endemic in humanity.;;

          • Jarek November 3, 2023 at 1:54 pm #

            Nothing is more stupid than still believing in Communism. A stupidity bolstered by evil.

          • Jimmy Word November 3, 2023 at 4:09 pm #

            Paula D,

            Exactly! Now pull your head out and stop being so damn stupid!

  24. Beryl of Oyl November 3, 2023 at 11:01 am #

    “In America, we mostly overcame (or seemed to) the deep, old-world superstitions against us”.

    I have called this Jooperstition, and I have seen it too.

  25. JoshuaThompson November 3, 2023 at 11:01 am #

    I think you have left out important posts along the way.
    1. The early coddling of entitled Jewish American Princesses, who deserved at least a lawyer, if not a doctor, for the life to which she wanted to become accustomed. This led to many premature deaths of second generation men, and an impetus towards intermarriage by their children. (in fairness, there was probably a component of trauma from bullying of the women and abuse by gentiles.)
    2. This was followed by leadership of the feminism movement. Why not become your own lawyer or doctor, making Jewish men “as useful as a bicycle to a fish.” Not to mention their “historic domination and exploitation of women.” And so forth. Only William Farrell and a few women called them on their bullshit. Women are now the majority in colleges, medical and law schools.
    3. Twentieth century psychology, largely Jewish-propelled except for Jung, has scattered our brains in myriad ways, compared to which Jewish money and media are footnotes. In fairness, Albert Ellis (Rational-Emotive Therapy) and Aaron Beck (Cognitive Behavioral Therapy) did their best to restore some common sense.
    4. One effect was the American Jewish project to convince people how nice they were (notwithstanding an occasional outlier like Philip Roth), which led to, among other things, multiculturalism. This was compensated for by cheering on Israel’s aggression (certainly justified, but inevitably angering some people and a strange cotrast to life in America). Which is why the Jewish leadership is still not telling Jews to buy guns (shades of the wicked Second Amendment!).

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    • Beryl of Oyl November 3, 2023 at 11:10 am #

      It’s always the woman’s fault.

      Actually I recall seeing the JAP name referring to the men, the Princes, but I read a lot.

      Women are the majority, period.

      Now that more men are eschewing college for the trades, expect to see that increase.

      • OG November 3, 2023 at 11:15 am #

        It’s always the woman’s fault.

        Not always, just usually.

        • rainmaker November 3, 2023 at 11:44 am #

          Cherchez la Femme!

      • Jarek November 3, 2023 at 2:07 pm #

        Yeah, it just more “Jooperstition”. She has seen it too!

    • JoshuaThompson November 3, 2023 at 11:32 am #

      I forgot to mention that, following feminism, birthrates among educated women are going down while they wait longer to start families. High birthrate tribes enter the country and continue to proliferate. Some of them are hostile to Jews, no matter how open-minded and nice. Other open-minded and nice Americans are encouraged (bullied and threatened, though they do not admit it) to not like Jews.
      Time to defeminize, depsychologize, demulti-culturalize, at least to a rational level.

      • Beryl of Oyl November 3, 2023 at 12:59 pm #

        The birthrates are going down among women who would never call themselves feminist too.

        There are a number of reasons. A big reason I hear from couples who have only had one child, deliberately, is that they don’t think they can afford more children.

        Then there is the dating scene today. I have written a little bit about this before, the problems young women are having finding someone to settle down and have children with.

        Not to say men don’t have problems too, I just know a lot less about their issues than I do about the women’s.

        People ARE being bullied into not liking Jews. Liking Jews isn’t woke.

        Amy Schumer found this out the hard way, she thought because she herself is one of the woke she would get a little sympathy when she complained that her friends were not supporting her now, even though she supported them in all their woke causes.

        Right now, a guy at The Intercept is calling for people who ever waited on Amy in a restaurant, to say bad things about her behavior so he can publish them.

        • Jarek November 3, 2023 at 2:10 pm #

          I often like Jews as individuals, just not as the Tribe or Collective. Of course the individuals don’t like my politics so we tend to lose touch.

        • Ron Anselmo November 3, 2023 at 3:53 pm #

          Beryl – Amy Schumer is trash, period. She’s disgusting and obviously not a serious person.

          In 2016, she said if Trump won the election, she’d move to Spain. BFD Amy, GTF out. No one will miss you.

          I have nothing against the Spainards, but we’d be better off without her. She’s been a pig since the days of her stand-up routine.

          For a period of time, they were able to put lipstick on her though. No more.

          • Beryl of Oyl November 3, 2023 at 4:45 pm #

            Oh, I agree. She is learning a lesson about her woke fellow travellers, though.

    • woe November 3, 2023 at 1:09 pm #

      I find many “educated”, upper class and aspiring upper class black women that follow the above observations to a T. These women think that unless you have a college degree, you’re not doing important work, not marriage material, never mind that there are men and women without degrees who work in jobs that actually sustain society. They were told to leave their so called abusive, oppressive husbands by women who then went home to theirs. I didn’t realize that other men were going through the same bullshit to the extent black men were going through it with feminism. Feminism is anti family and for the most part is a modern western woman disorder. Until men are included back into the family unit and allowed to raise, love and discipline their children, you will never get a handle on crime in these big cities. The outcomes following feminism have been catastrophic for the black community, hell liberalism has been catastrophic as well.

      • Jarek November 3, 2023 at 2:12 pm #

        Always prick up your ears when you hear the phrase “women and children”. Where are the men?

        These kinds of people (many of whom are women) love “women and children”. Clients! Their bread and butter. If men are around, they might lose those clients. Men ruin everything….

      • loosethedogs November 3, 2023 at 2:46 pm #

        Divide and conquer is a philosophy older than dirt. It worked for Genghis Khan and it still works today!

  26. redrock November 3, 2023 at 11:07 am #

    Who said, “A true Jew is the enemy”. I do not remember the context or speaker but it has always stuck with me.

    • Jarek November 3, 2023 at 2:15 pm #

      “They don’t assimilate” – Fred Reed

      Why should they? Why not assimilate their hosts?

      Not just them either. Where the White Americans immigrants or colonists?

      Are Muslims in the West immigrants or colonists?

      • Beryl of Oyl November 3, 2023 at 2:57 pm #

        “They don’t proselytize” – me.

        That’s what ticks off so many.

  27. Cankerpuss November 3, 2023 at 11:12 am #

    I love reading Jim’s bi-weekly write ups. He is a superb author. This article was interesting and is one I have some interest in. Who are the Jews exactly? Do we really know? They claim direct lineage to Abraham through the tribe of Judah but is that really the case. After Babylon wiped out Jerusalem the area of Judea was inhabited by many other peoples from other nations for nearly a hundred years before the return of the tribes of Judah, Benjamin and Levi. With the area already being inhabited by many people not of the lineage of Israel these three remnant tribes intermixed with those people already inhabiting the land. Those three tribes have literally been bred and dispersed out of existence. This of course leaves to me wonder and ask if the Jews actually have a claim to the land of Israel and Jerusalem as their ancient home land or do they originate in other parts of the world?

    I also find it fascinating that most of the uber billionaires in this world are Jewish. I believe Bill Gates, Warren Buffet, Jeff Bezos, Mark Zuckerberg, George Soros, Michael Bloomberg are all Jewish and control much, if not most, of society. As the world continues to crumble into ruin under the control of these vastly wealthy oligarchs what will the world then think of Jews?

    Don’t know. Don’t pretend to know. I do know that Jews control just about everything one way or another.

    I find myself on the side of Israel but I also sympathize with the plight of the people of Gaza. However, I find myself questioning the ancestral heritage of the Jewish people more and more the older I become. It’s almost as if they are taking revenge against the world for what has happened to their people over the past millennium and they are doing it with their money. Afterall, they own just about everything.

    Thanks for the write up, Jim. As always.

    • tuco22 November 3, 2023 at 11:29 am #

      As the world continues to crumble into ruin, it would benefit people more to get right with their maker rather than obsess over Jews and how much influence they have in the country.

      • Cankerpuss November 3, 2023 at 11:34 am #

        Very true, Tuco. I don’t obsess, I just observe. I just don’t think the Jews are who they profess to be.

    • Paula D November 3, 2023 at 11:39 am #

      You “believe” that Bill Gates and Warren Buffett are Jewish?

      Is that like “identifying” as a woman makes you a woman?

      I find it fascinating that people who think that Jews run the world have a habit of transing non-Jews who run the world into Jews. Not picking on you in particular, CP, I’ve seen it over and over.

      Never let the facts get in the way of your antisemitic theories, after all.

      • Beryl of Oyl November 3, 2023 at 1:01 pm #

        The same people who bring up the Jews will also start railing against the Rockefellers.

        • Paula D November 3, 2023 at 3:11 pm #

          Indeed, a prime example. And if you point out that the Rockefellers are not Jewish, they will tell you that they are run by Jews in the background.

          I guess that’s an alternate form of transing.

      • loosethedogs November 3, 2023 at 2:51 pm #

        Paula: What? when did genealogy die?

      • Suburban_elk November 5, 2023 at 11:48 am #

        Bill Gates isn’t jewish but a lot of people suspect he is crypto, from his father particularly. Warren Buffet is usually, more or less always, presented as a goy, to my knowledge.

        Bezos is not jewish at all, full stop. He is adopted, and but his ethnic background is Greek.

        Noting that Jews are vastly over represented among the mega wealthy is just the world we live in. It’s maybe half the “billies” are jewish and half are not, that’s generally the proportion that gets thrown, but
        1) half, is a massive over-representation, of jews, and
        2) it’s a club, and they — meaning the billies — won’t do business with you, if you step outta line; ur not in the club, and you’re not gonna keep your billionaire status

        Who sets the line, at the top of the pyramid, that you have to follow? Who the fuck knows.

        You don’t get to keep ur money, at that level, if you don’t play along.

        Massive “talent” like Bezos, and or maybe Gates, is brought into line. He either plays along or he’s out.

    • JoshuaThompson November 3, 2023 at 12:54 pm #

      I forgot to mention that, following feminism, birthrates among educated women are going down while they wait longer to start families. High birthrate tribes enter the country and continue to proliferate. Some of them are hostile to Jews, no matter how open-minded and nice. Other open-minded and nice Americans are encouraged (bullied and threatened, though they do not admit it) to not like Jews.
      Time to defeminize, depsychologize, demulti-culturalize, at least to a rational level.
      BTW: Bill Gates, Warren Buffet, and Jeff Bezos should be Jewish, but, alas, they are not. Neither is Elon Musk.

      • Paula D November 3, 2023 at 3:09 pm #

        “Should be Jewish, but, alas, they are not”.

        There you go. I assume that you mean “They are bad greedy people, so it pains me that they are not Jewish.”
        (Correct me if I’m wrong about my interpretation.)

        That attitude is why less honest people simply trans them.

    • Jarek November 3, 2023 at 2:19 pm #

      Christ to the Crowd: I can see by your faces that you are not of Israel.

      A racial comment? Or a comment on their countenances, the evil mien (set) of their faces?

      I once entertained the former, but it mitigates against Christianity as a universal religion – in other words, the Great Commission and His teachings as a whole.

    • Anthea November 3, 2023 at 8:49 pm #

      One way to look at this business of the lineage of the Jews and whether they are the descendants of Abraham is scriptural:

      In John 8:39, the Jews “answered him and said unto him, ‘Abraham is our father.’ Jesus said unto them, ‘If you were Abraham’s children, you would do the works of Abraham.’ ”

      After a bit more arguing back and forth, Jesus continues, “You are of your father the devil, and the lusts of your father ye will do. He was a murderer from the beginning and abode not in truth, because there is no truth in him.”

      So it would seem that a person who does evil can’t claim to be a descendant of Abraham; through his actions, he has proven that he is not.

      You could argue that Jesus is saying that “descent from Abraham” is a spiritual matter rather than a carnal matter–though maybe it is a bit of a stretch in conclude that Jesus meant that all righteous people can claim to be descended from Abraham, when all he explicitly said was that unrighteous people can’t make this claim.

      • messianicdruid November 4, 2023 at 8:11 pm #

        Salvation has three parts. Justification happens once when you obey the gospel which changes your lawful status to a disciple [ unmerited favor ] and the righteousness of the Son of Man is imputed to you. Sanctification lasts throughout your life in the flesh, as you learn to walk as He walked. We are to work out our salvation [ sanctification ] with fear [ respect ] and diligence. The third part comes at the Resurrection.

  28. dilbert113 November 3, 2023 at 11:16 am #

    So people say hatred of Jews is a problem, look at all the anti-semitic protests on college campuses, look at folks using “anti-zionism” or the phrase “pro Palestine” to mask Jew hatred. OK, but there’s one problem with that: the most passionate, energetic, committed antisemites are usually Jewish. Bernie Sanders is more of threat to the Jewish community than David Duke ever was. Jon Stewart recently signed a petition calling for a cease-fire in Gaza and supporting the terrorists who attacked Israel and butchered people. In fact, self-hating jews have gone so far as to establish large, well funded, prominent antis-semtiic hate groups, such as Jewisih Voice For Peace, IfNotNow, and Code Pink. Perhaps the real problem is self-hatred in the Jewish community, not Democrats, not Israel, not “Palestine”, just good old-fashioned self hatred.

    • Beryl of Oyl November 3, 2023 at 11:38 am #

      There has always been the self-hating Jew phenomen.

      I think though, if you scratch these Jews against Jews groups you find commies underneath.

      Bernie Sanders is also a commie.

      Stewart’s true religion is Woke.

    • Paula D November 3, 2023 at 11:42 am #

      Or maybe there is no monolithic group who think in lockstep.

      Maybe people are allowed to have their own opinions, like Candace Owens and Thomas Sowell, without being accused of treason to their group.

      Or are you so Woke that you think that isn’t possible?

      • dilbert113 November 3, 2023 at 11:52 am #

        I am the farthest thing from woke. Yes, of course different people will have different attitudes. I get that. But I do not understand self-hatred. Jewish leaders love to insult the Jewish State, and it is very, very common for jewish college kids to join antisemitic hate groups like Jewish Voice for Peace and protest Israel. If a group of Catholics lost their minds and showed up at Mass one sunny sunday morning and announced “We’re Catholic Voice for Peace and we want to BDS Vatican City” they would be beaten into the ICU and excommunicated. If a Muslim insulted Mecca he would killed on the spot. But Jewish people against the Jewish state, that is very, very common. And seriously, if you hate the Jewish State, you hate the Jewish people. It’s not complicated.

        • messianicdruid November 3, 2023 at 1:18 pm #

          Are you three telling us that if an individual protests or voices opposition to some attitude or activity of a group they personally belong to, they hate themselves?

          Or, you can’t be part of a group without supporting absolutely everything the group believes?

          • dilbert113 November 3, 2023 at 3:12 pm #

            I didn’t talk about “individual protests” or opposition to a particular attitude or activity. . .I talked about self hatred. If a person hates the Jewish State, that person hates the Jewish people. It is very simple. Tell me, if someone told you he hated France, and considers it to be an illegitimate state occupying stolen land, but loves French people, would you believe him? If someone went on a rant about England being a wretched, evil, illegitimate fake country, and finished the rant by saying how much he likes Englishmen, would you even keep a straight face? Make no mistake, Bernie Sanders recently hosted the following event: “Nakba” is a Palestinian term that means “catastrophe,” and the day refers to the “displacement of Palestinian people when Israel was founded in 1948,” according to The Times of Israel. McCarthy said it’s “wrong for members of Congress to traffic in antisemitic tropes about Israel” after canceling the event, according to CNN.”

          • dilbert113 November 3, 2023 at 3:15 pm #

            So, if you see my post below, when Republicans refused to host a celebration of an event that refers to, and mourns, the establishment of Israel as a catastrophe–when Republicans said that is antisemitic, so we’re not hosting it–Bernie Sanders hosted it instead. A Jewish politician gleefully hosted a protest to the establishment of Israel promoted by folks who loudly state their intent to destroy Israel and kill all Jews. That is a textbook example of the widespread self-hatred in the Jewish community. How can one possibly fight anti-semites when so many Jewish people are loudly antisemitic?

          • Anthea November 3, 2023 at 9:16 pm #

            @ messianicdruid:

            I have always suspected that the “self-hating Jew” trope was invented to try to shame dissenting Jews back into line, and nothing more.

            And, frankly, if were a member of an ethnic/religious group of people who support the policies of the Democrat party, I think I’d flee for my life, lest I wind up hating myself for approving filth, degeneracy, and lawlessness. After which, of course, all the pop-psychologists in my circle of Jewish friends would call me a self-hating Jew.

          • messianicdruid November 4, 2023 at 8:20 pm #

            dilbert113 saith, “If a person hates the Jewish State, that person hates the Jewish people.”

            Many of us hate the American “state” [ the corrupt government that misleads us ] but love the American people.

            A “state” and its subjects/ citizens are not necessarily identical.

        • Anthea November 3, 2023 at 9:08 pm #

          The existence of a Jewish State is controversial among Jews–and properly so. Ultra-Orthodox Jews consider the establishment of the state of Israel to be essentially anti-religious, as it is their belief that the true, legitimate state of Israel must be supernatural in nature. This has nothing to do with being a self-hating Jew.

          Also, many Catholics believe that Pope Francis is a false pope. My daughter told me that one priest she was talking with said Francis should be shot. No one is beating Catholics who are of this opinion into the ICU. Actually, if you were around Catholics for awhile, you would see that they are always coming up with some very odd, or even heterodox beliefs–though believing that Francis is the anti-pope, or not the lawful pope, is not heterodox in the least. Ann Barnhardt has made two two-hour videos explaining in excruciating detail why the guy can’t lawfully be the pope. I wouldn’t call Ann Barnhardt a self-hating Catholic.

          I don’t know about Muslims, though I understand that Islamic beliefs are varied, and that these variations presumably do not arise from Islamic self-hatred.

          • Jarek November 5, 2023 at 1:05 pm #

            A third two hour one just came out.

    • Jarek November 3, 2023 at 2:22 pm #

      Joh Stewart is vehemently pro-Israel. He and others realize how much credibility the Jews are losing by bombing refugee camps. They’re destroying the brand, the idea of Jews as noble victims.

      Whites really are dull in these matters. Even fairly low IQ Muslims run rings around them in this regard.

      • Beryl of Oyl November 3, 2023 at 2:59 pm #

        Stewart’s true religion is Woke.

        • Jarek November 3, 2023 at 3:56 pm #

          No one asks if you believe or practice Judaism when you apply for citizenship in Israel. They ask you who your mother is/was.

      • Suburban_elk November 5, 2023 at 11:54 am #

        James Woods is another one who is seeing the writing on the wall. He is/was the number one Jew on X, in terms of influence among magatards.

        At first, he was all like: “beheaded babies! kill all Gazans!” and now he’s like “note to self: uh, maybe post less”

  29. justanotherguy November 3, 2023 at 11:27 am #

    “The label Zionism has recently been confabulated with a notion that it stands for Jews wielding a disdainful sense of superiority against non-Jews.”

    missed on this one – there are many quotes and clips of jewish leaders saying just that. but words.

    actions? getting close. the observed right to practice tikkan olam in spite of and onto unwilling members of any given nation, has for the last 60 or 70 years, been the observable reality that many americans live with.

    • Anthea November 3, 2023 at 9:29 pm #

      @ justanotherguy:

      If “tikkan olam” is–as it certainly appears to be–the promotion of filth, degerarcy, and lawlessness, it would seem to be yet another manifestation of the type of thing God repeatedly punished the Israelites for, through several millennia. So if I were inclined to prophesy, I’d say that they’re about to get spanked.

  30. Beryl of Oyl November 3, 2023 at 11:27 am #

    Something I only became aware of just the other day that would later become significant-

    I have mentioned before that I have been listening to a new music radio station that skews toward a slightly younger demographic.

    What I only just became aware of is that the actual kids today aren’t listening to music on the radio. They listen to Tik Tok. It’s by and large the same music.

    We’ve all talked about how the youngest among us are so totally glued to their phones that it’s second nature to them to use it for everything.

    The kids listening to music on Tik Tok didn’t seem like a big deal, but then I came across this shortly after:

    “TikTok’s propaganda algorithms helped convince an entire generation to support the massacre of Jews.

    Imagine what TikTok will do when we need to stand up to China.”

    “This is key — it’s really the first time in the age of mass communications that adversaries of the United States have had messaging supremacy within the United States proselytizing directly to American youth. It’s a major coup and it happened without anyone noticing.”

    https://x.com/wesyang/status/1719447784439328793?s=20

    Elon Musk talked about the role of social media and online communication such as Twitter in spreading nuttery from a place like San Francisco to the rest of the country, in his Joe Rogan interview.

    Kind of like when you move lumber from trees infested with the Emerald Ash Borer to a state that doesn’t have the pest yet.

    The woke mind virus is much more virulent than the coof.

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    • justanotherguy November 3, 2023 at 11:43 am #

      since you didn’t mention, i assume you don’t have kids of the phone media age? i do.

      the nightmares so many kids around us endure, my kids included, is beyond my ability or willingness to describe here. my son is facing an intimate relationship gone sideways now, and we almost literally lost, as in dead, my daughter. she acquired a predator, and at one point would have been hard pressed to admit the sky is blue – literally.

      so its way more than tictok, and those of us in the trenches have a rage callling for an end to this that most would have a hard time understanding.

      thanks for the link

      • Paula D November 3, 2023 at 1:00 pm #

        Can you take their phones away?

        When my daughter was in high school, a classmate got into a fight with her family, and took off in the family car, probably speeding.

        They called her on her phone, and when she went to answer it, she lost control of the car, crashed, and died.

        Because of that, I refused to get my kids cellphones, even though they considered that the ultimate in child abuse. And their friends also thought that they were cruelly and unjustly abused. It was a traumatic time, but no way was I going to give them a phone, because I thought it might kill them.

        Of course, now they are glued to their phones, but at least I saved them as teenagers.

      • Beryl of Oyl November 3, 2023 at 1:15 pm #

        I don’t have that age cohort in my immediate family. The woman who mentioned about the very young people being on Tick Tock is herself young enough to be my daughter.

        I do see plenty of adolescents completely welded to the phone, I live near a school.

        I think it’s causing an uptick in anxiety disorders.

        • Soul Forensics November 3, 2023 at 4:28 pm #

          I saw a video the other day where a three-year old girl was up-scrolling with her tiny right hand in a half-sleep in her bed, distracted and frustrated even in ‘rest’.

    • Jarek November 3, 2023 at 2:31 pm #

      The Chinese have removed the word “Israel” from their maps.

      They know the long game. Hearts and minds. Their tiktoc is utterly wholesome. They wouldn’t allow ours in their own country.

      Brother Nathaniel and a rabbi were walking down a street in Coolidge Corner (Brookline, Ma). Nathaniel pointed to the Marquee of the Coolidge Corner Theatre promoting a porn film. What about that, he asked.
      The Rabbi responded, That’s fine. It’s for them.

      The turn against the Chinese seemed fairly sudden. The Elite of Oceania seemed to suddenly realize that they weren’t going to sacrifice their nation for money like we did.
      The Protocols were on the best seller list in China several years ago. They admired what the Jews had done to Whites and wanted to do the same. But that meant they weren’t going to allow themselves to be treated in the same manner.

      They are aware of the savagery of modern culture, the hard women and the soft men. The debacle of modern Japan and Korea. They are taking steps to stop this. National Socialism in action. The Way.

      • Soul Forensics November 3, 2023 at 4:31 pm #

        The choice of the word ‘tiktok’ is curious. Business titles aren’t chosen lightly. Could it be a notion of a tick tock countdown to the West’s collapse?

      • malthuss November 3, 2023 at 6:01 pm #

        so the Chinks will take over ‘Israel’? New China?

  31. Paula D November 3, 2023 at 11:31 am #

    I go to Facebook for my news, even though it is now heavily censored.
    (Thanks, Nancy Pelosi, for threatening the heads of the social media companies, right out in public, like the Mafia boss she could have been, if born male. Good thing she’s not Jewish, because now Americans have a different group to hate. Oh….wait.)

    Anyway, one friend is rabidly pro-Palestinian, posting sad pictures of burned Gazan babies, and proud pictures of Tel Aviv burning from Gazan rockets, which, of course, is called “self-defense”, because launching random rockets is really “defending” your ethnic group.
    .
    She posted a photo of an apartment building demolished by an Israeli rocket. The same incident was referred to in the corporate media as “Refugee camp attacked”. Refugee camp? With multi-story apartment buildings? I call that some incredible spin.

    And yesterday she posted about the right wing Israeli settlers in the West Bank terrorizing Palestinians, and burning their houses and crops.
    Where are the ”self defense brigades”? Why are they not forming militias that actually defend? Why are there not instant response groups that show up to defend families facing marauding thugs?
    Why cheer on rockets on Tel Aviv, while using displaced families as propaganda, instead of actually defending them?

    In the meantime, the depopulation of Ukraine continues, just as Cookies Nuland planned.
    I now think that the widely broadcast atrocities in Gaza (compare the 24/7 coverage to the way the same atrocities in Donetsk City are completely ignored) are linked to the depopulation of Ukraine.

    At some point, the easily manipulated will be whipped into a absolute frenzy of hatred towards the Jews. It seems to be reaching a crescendo now.
    Then Israel can say “All right, we give up. We’re leaving”, and the world will cheer and congratulate themselves for forcing the Jews out of that 2,000 sq. km. piece of desert.
    Isn’t it great that moral sanctity can win a great victory?

    And then the Jews can resettle in Ukraine, while the 5 million Palestinians can “return home” to the land where their 250,000 ancestors were eking out a living 70 years ago. That should work out well.

    I can’t see any other reason for the continued bombing of Gaza. The Israelis should know of the PR effect of that. So why keep doing it? There has to be a plan.

    • beantownbill. November 3, 2023 at 11:48 am #

      Paula, Israel will never give up the land and go live elsewhere. I believe they’d rather be annihilated. I’ve lost faith in humanity. Right now in my 1,000-person condominium complex, I can’t deal with our Board of Trustees. They are so stupid that it hurts. I’d move to a house, except my wife loves it where we are. Keeping her happy is my #1 priority.

      I agree with you about what people are feeling about Israel. Oh, well, I will live my life and fuck most everyone else (obviously not you and not Beryl).

      • BackRowHeckler November 3, 2023 at 2:36 pm #

        And I wonder what all the anti Israel people in this blog & on elite college campuses have in mind for the 8 million Jewish citizens of Israel if they get their wish & Israel is overrun?

        One has to ask what is their ‘Solution’?

        I think Israeli leadership is asking the same question, & they have reached some obvious conclusions.

        • malthuss November 3, 2023 at 6:03 pm #

          Israel is overrun?

          WORRY ABOUT THE USA…It is over run. Being destroyed. And you are worried for the jews?

          • BackRowHeckler November 3, 2023 at 9:58 pm #

            I am worried about the USA, Malth, but right now the subject is Israel.

      • Q. Shtik November 3, 2023 at 3:43 pm #

        Keeping her happy is my #1 priority. – bean

        ===========

        “cause if the wife ain’t happy ain’t nobody happy.”

      • cbeard November 4, 2023 at 7:52 am #

        If the only choice I had was living in a 1000-person condo and death. I would prefer to meet my maker.

    • Socrates-Detroit November 3, 2023 at 11:56 am #

      There has been a plan all along. Now it is just clearly obvious.

      The plan is called “Greater Israel”, a nominally “Jewish” state with no native Palestinians.

      Oct 07 is the opportunity to move the plan into high gear, by using the pretext of “eliminating Hamas” to bomb and starve the people of Gaza, to partly thin their ranks and compel the rest to go somewhere.

      The next phase of the plan is the West Bank, which is why the killings of Palestinians there had accelerated before Oct 07. To foment chaos, and necessitate the removal of Palestinians, “for their safety” as well as for the Israelis.

      Do you not see it?

      • OG November 3, 2023 at 12:24 pm #

        “October 7 was … an opportunity. Yeah. That’s what it was. We were caught fast asleep, we were, when Hamas just gave us this opportunity right on a silver platter. That’s what happened, see? Opportunity: That’s the ticket!”

      • Paula D November 3, 2023 at 1:02 pm #

        No, Socrates, I don’t.

        If Jews are over-represented in the PR industry, then there is no reason that they would not be able to see what the tremendous backlash this is causing.

        There has to be another reason.

        • Socrates-Detroit November 3, 2023 at 1:50 pm #

          @PaulaD

          Backlash? Come on Paula D, you with many astute observations? Are you kidding?

          As a boys, we were told at school, told at home, “sticks and stones will break my bones, but words will never hurt me”, in an effort to reduce fighting because of name-calling.

          Where do you see backlash? What, in the protest of a couple hundred or thousand people? Empty chants.

          Did you miss, the first thing the new speaker of the house did–a resolution supporting Israel!

          And did you see the vote? 410 in favor, 10 against.

          Did you see aid package the House passed? $10 billion SUPPLEMENTAL–on top of the $3.x billion Israel gets.

          On alternative internet, the US is using US/NATO bases in Greece as stop points en route to resupply Israel. By having those bases, the planes don’t need to carry as much fuel, so they can carry more munitions.

          Real bombs and real munitions for Israel, not empty words of “avoid civilians”.

          In Britain, the Indian Brit Prime Minister there says there should be NO protests against the war on Armistice Day.

          Is that the backlash you are referring to?

          Or is it the French joke, wannabe ruler of Europe, President Macron, who proudly announced a conference for humanitarian aid on Nov 09. F*ck, it’s Nov 03 today. Maybe he needs six days so there are fewer Palestinians alive who need aid.

          Or are you referring to our POS (and this has NOTHING to do with the fact he is Jewish and told the Egyptian leader, a few weeks ago “…as a Jew, blah-blah”—NOT as “an American, blah-blah..” Secretary of State?

          Here’s Blinken’s backlash:

          We spoke with Israel “as only a close friend can speak…blah”

          That’s code for “dear friends, I’m a Jew too, we have PR problem”

          And do you know what Israel did a few hours after POS Blinken made this public comment?

          Here’s what Israel did:

          “Israeli fighter jets bombed the entrance of Gaza’s biggest hospital, Al-Shifa, on Friday.

          The attack has left several people killed and wounded, according to initial reports.

          Al-Shifa has been housing thousands of displaced and wounded Palestinians, and has received several threats by the Israeli military to empty the facility or be bombed”

          So, based on our Secretary of State’s public comments, which were delivered alone, not with a smiling Israeli, I bet the Israelis, perhaps Bibi himself told him:

          “Look, it’s YOUR job to ignore all these anti-semites, and give us what we need, because we are your most important ally–as you know. Don’t make us have our friends in America remind you who allows you and Biden to hold your offices. Now, go along, and tell Jordan this will end soon, be patient, and explain to the Turk Erdogan this is not of his business, and that his F-16s will never arrive if does not shut up”

          There’s your backlash, Paula D

          • Paula D November 3, 2023 at 3:19 pm #

            I think this is a blind men and elephant situation, Socrates.

            I agree with you that the US political creatures are very pro-Israel, and that their actions show it.

            I was talking more about world opinion, as in the other 8 billion, including in the US.
            The US vetoed two resolutions calling for a ceasefire, in the UNSC. I think it was Beryl who asked “Who would be opposed to a ceasefire?”
            Then the UNGA voted for a ceasefire, which the US was unable to veto, so that shows that the US is unable to control the entire world’s opinions on this matter.

            I look at the comments on this blog and I see anti-Israel sentiment AND I see plain hatred of the Jews. No more “It’s not antisemitic to be anti-Zionist” rhetoric, straight-up hatred.

            I see that as backlash to the bombing of Gaza, which I agree is a totally normal reaction.
            So my speculation was wondering why Israel would continue to bomb civilians, when most of the world (except the western political leaders) is appalled by it.

            We are looking at different things, is why we come up with different views.

          • Paula D November 3, 2023 at 3:20 pm #

            I also note a change in the narrative in the mainstream media.

            That is the first time I have ever seen such a thing.

          • Socrates-Detroit November 3, 2023 at 10:23 pm #

            UN General Assembly resolutions are non-binding.

            That means it is even more toothless than a UN Security Council resolution. Which in any case, the US always vetos.

            The “other 8 billion” can say all they want.

            But for the near future, their governments won’t do anything.

            Now, in five years, when “non-West” has freed itself of the yoke of the dollar, and the US is even more evidently a basket case than it is now, things will be different.

            And the US, and by extension, the American public will pay.

            And when they connect the dots, I think your concerns will come to pass.

        • malthuss November 3, 2023 at 6:03 pm #

          jews are not always Israelis.

    • Jarek November 3, 2023 at 2:36 pm #

      Paula has no religious or cultural sentimentalities so she is blind in this regard.

      They’ll keep Israel and yes, try to take Ukraine. They need more land. Isn’t that obvious to everyone?

      And no, they’re not all going to move there and give up the United States, Britain, etc. They’re invested here! Give up on their Golem? What’s wrong with you people! Heartless….

  32. beantownbill. November 3, 2023 at 11:34 am #

    Jim,

    I am a 1st generation Jewish American. My father and his family emigrated here in 1920. He would tell me stories about the horrendous discrimination of Jews in a Russian environment that his family endured. To someone like him, America seemed like heaven. I was therefore inculcated into the ‘Democrat’ party.

    My mother would consistently tell me that Eisenhower was a bad man. I remember that he was originally uncertain about which party to join. If he had declared himself a Democrat, I think my parents would have liked him.

    It wasn’t until my first eligibility for voting in national elections in 1968 that I had to think about reality. Since then I’ve been an independent.

    I was always discriminated against due to being Jewish. When I was 3 years old my neighbor threw a rock that hit me on the head. I ran home with blood all over me. I remember when I got home and my mother saw me, she screamed. I had to get stitched up at the doctor’s.

    I’ve always had a soft spot for the underdog for obvious reasons. That’s why I was always for Israel, I couldn’t help it. Obviously, they’re now seemingly on top, but they really aren’t. What are thinking people going to say when Israel gets destroyed by some group among the billion surrounding them? “Gee, I didn’t realize it was that bad”, or “they deserved it”?

    I’ve never voted in a presidential election because, let’s face it, what difference would it make?

    I hope you don’t put too much hope in the Republican party. If you do, I believe you will be disappointed.

    Repair the world? To me, that’a a fool’s errand.

    Why not write-in a candidate instead?

    • elysianfield November 3, 2023 at 12:53 pm #

      “I was always discriminated against due to being Jewish. When I was 3 years old my neighbor threw a rock that hit me on the head.”

      Bill,
      Who was he/she? A five year old Nazi? Christ!

    • tuco22 November 3, 2023 at 2:37 pm #

      Beantownbill: My girlfriend was bullied as a kid in school because she’s Jewish.

      • Islander November 3, 2023 at 5:03 pm #

        I was bullied in school because I was from up-island. Now I am going to make those townies pay.

  33. justanotherguy November 3, 2023 at 11:36 am #

    “Since I am a Jewish American, I’m just going to flop this one on the table like so much meat to see what kind of animals it brings out of the woodwork to fight over it.”

    after reading this, i really had my doubts – and was ready to read what has unfortunately become the typical “woe is us”. which honestly would have been a precursor to a long break in my bi-weekly stop here.

    mea culpa – sorry Jim.

    what is here is a very refreshing account of accountability, which i wish would start a wider conversation. which sadly, given the current events, is a long way off, like – if ever.

    but its not a nit to pick that re-integration with the american project means much more than leaving the democratic party. it would take a culture wide acceptance, publicly, of accountability for all the above and more, a complete disengagement in tikkan olum for america, and an acceptance of the consequences, chips falling where they may.

    taking appropriate responsibility for the disaster our culture has become, including restitution (end the fed?) would go a long way to changing millennia of wandering.

    so i offer an invite – join us in this nation, american jews, on our terms.

  34. Lynn November 3, 2023 at 11:40 am #

    Thanks Jim for the thoughtful blog. I watched the tirade from Scott Ritter that you linked to on Monday. Those were not measured opinions, but he did make a point that the IDF has been out maneuvered.

    The IDF has now killed multiple times the innocents that Hamas has killed and that is only going to increase week by week. This will have the effect of swamping Hamas’ original atrocity and will turn the world against Israel. This seems clear to me.

    I have no dog in this fight, but I am worried that the bloodletting will do nothing but escalate. I liked Naomi Wolf’s article last month ‘Please Calm Down’. She pointed out that disturbing images from both sides are purposeful. We need to remember that. She emphasized that we should pray for peace. I am doing that and also being extra generous to my neighbors. I am following your advice of being gracious and kind as things unravel.

    Thanks again for your honesty and thoughtfulness.

    • Beryl of Oyl November 3, 2023 at 1:19 pm #

      I think when such an appalling attack as this one occurs at the exact moment in time that some people really, really need a World War III, the best course of action is to not allow this to turn into World War III.

      • Paula D November 3, 2023 at 3:52 pm #

        Bingo! Check out the Brian Berletic video I posted about that.

        • Beryl of Oyl November 3, 2023 at 5:30 pm #

          ‘If the problem is solved, the US loses its pretext for being in the Middle East.’

          Whatever else he says, whether one believes it or agrees with it, there is a lot of truth in that one statement.

  35. fortress November 3, 2023 at 11:41 am #

    Thank you JHK for that honest (seemingly deeply heartfelt) description of the current sad situation. I’ll try to reciprocate on the thorniest of all questions. Why not?! The world is destroying itself anyway!

    One of the conundrums it seems of the Jewish experience in the West is how this Yeshua (whose name means ‘salvation’) is handled.

    To uproot him from the West – as part of the tikkun olam project – is to remove the unifying, organizing cultural principle of the West.

    That is certainly a risky project that could backfire in a thousand ways, even if he is false. But if he’s not false, it’s separating a people from God.

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    • Jarek November 3, 2023 at 2:42 pm #

      They had him put to death, using the Roman legal system and threatening to ruin Pilate if he didn’t comply.

      Maimondides approved, saying that Christ’s death was righteous as per the rulings of the Sages (of the Talmud).

      • fortress November 3, 2023 at 4:52 pm #

        Sure, that was 2000 years ago. But what about now?

        And besides, that was God’s plan all along. It wasn’t an accident.

        It HAD to happen lest we (Gentile and Jew) be damned forever.

      • Jarek November 3, 2023 at 10:19 pm #

        Christ: The Son of Man must be betrayed. But woe to him by whom he is betrayed.

        • fortress November 5, 2023 at 4:11 pm #

          That’s fine.

          My larger point is that Tikkun Olam = playing God.

          If you are separate from God AND playing God, it will end in tears for many.

  36. Ishabaka November 3, 2023 at 11:42 am #

    Jewsish folk in Hollywood have been cranking out woke movies for the Progressives like madmen, and now they find out the Progressives are delighted to take part in “Gas the Jews” marches. You couldn’t make this stuff up.

    • OG November 3, 2023 at 12:00 pm #

      Different Jews. Those in power will be just fine while the rest are sacrificial lambs.

    • Jarek November 3, 2023 at 2:44 pm #

      Clever people often outsmart themselves. The Woke who loved cancel culture are now being cancelled for standing up for the Gazans.

      • Soul Forensics November 3, 2023 at 4:41 pm #

        The Woke were always going to end in cannibalism.

  37. JackStraw November 3, 2023 at 11:47 am #

    I’ve never understood the Jewish alignment with the Democrat party. The party’s hatred of Israel is nothing new, so I’ve always wondered if it some type of self-loathing that permeates their culture.

    The conundrum seems to infect the left just as much, particularly when you see LGBTQs for Hamas, which is like Chickens marching for KFC.

    • beantownbill. November 3, 2023 at 11:52 am #

      It seems most people, once they’ve made up their minds for whatever reason, find it almost impossible to change.

      • hmuller November 3, 2023 at 3:46 pm #

        Beantownbill, for most people the issue is very emotional. I attended the Hebrew University on Mt Scopus in Jerusalem in 1975 when I was a goyishly young man of 20

        I was more pro Israel back then. I’m not anti Israel now, but I learned there’s more than one way to view the situation.

    • Jarek November 3, 2023 at 2:48 pm #

      There’s obviously a third power or “party” at work in America. Truly Globalist, not just hypocritically so like so many Israel first Jews.

      The Democrats smash Whites politically. The Republicans do it covertly via financial policy. If you want to pick something big up, you use two hands. They thought they had us “bookended”. But their left has ideas of its own.

  38. BigJake November 3, 2023 at 11:52 am #

    Well, I’m gonna flop this out there then, Kunstler.

    Let me start by saying I think Israel should carpet bomb Gaza into rubble, bulldoze it, and turn it into something peaceful.

    I also was quite hopeful when Trump began the normalization process with the Abraham accords. When he “lost” I knew it would get screwed up somehow by Josef Stolen backing Iran/Hamas.

    “Jewish American” huh? I guess that’s better than “Jewish-American” but it highlights the very real problem with multicultural America. Everyone wants to have divided loyalties or at least put Anerica second.

    I’m an American. I’m a Christian. Formerly Catholic. You will NEVER hear me call myself a “Christian American” — I’m an American who happens to be Christian.

    Unless we ALL get back to being AMERICANS without hyphens or prefixes we are doomed to extinction.

    • OG November 3, 2023 at 11:56 am #

      … Israel should carpet bomb Gaza into rubble, bulldoze it, and turn it into something peaceful.

      I believe that that is exactly their plan.

    • Socrates-Detroit November 3, 2023 at 12:10 pm #

      See what’s interesting is one can say “I think Israel should carpet bomb Gaza into rubble, bulldoze it, and make it peaceful”

      But one cannot say the reverse “I think Iran or the Arab should carpet bomb Israel into rubble, bulldoze it, so we can finally have some peace and quiet…”

      See how that works?

      If you’re an “American” what do you care if the Palestinians attack their occupiers the same way the “Revolutionaries” attacked the Redcoats and their sympathizers?

      If you’re an American, why should the US give Israel billions of dollar every year? What about your country?

      How about giving some to me?

      If you’re an American, why should Israel get away with attacking a US Navy ship, the USS Liberty, in 1967, as the Israelis tried to sink it, killing 32 American sailors, wounding almost 200?

      If you are an American, your callous disregard for the native human beings is doubly despicable.

      Please, put a sign on your house, “WARNING: Native Americans will be shot on sight”

      • OG November 3, 2023 at 12:39 pm #

        I know that I’m a stickler but this matters:

        Prez says: “$14B for Israel!”
        Congress says: “Done!”
        Treasury says: “We need another $14B!”
        Fed laughs maniacally
        Fed says, “Done!”
        MIC says, “Over here!”
        Treasury says, “Done!”

        Then MIC sends over-priced killing machines and ammo to Israel.

        The debt for all this is now with the American people while Israel gets mightier and the Swamp gets the money.

      • Paula D November 3, 2023 at 1:06 pm #

        As I pointed out above, Hamas is not attacking their occupiers, they are attacking random people in Israel.

        Meanwhile, right wing Israeli thugs attack families in the West Bank, and burn their houses.

        Where is Hamas?
        Where are the self defense brigades?
        Where are the militias coming to the rescue of beleaguered families?

        I don’t know why you can’t see that this entire narrative is fishy.

        • Socrates-Detroit November 3, 2023 at 2:03 pm #

          No Paula, Hamas did not attack JUST random people.

          Go to sonar21, 02 November and look at the buried links.

          As of Oct 24, per HAARETZ!!!, of the 683 verified Israelis killed, 331 were soldiers or police. And many of the civilians were “armed”.

          Several of the soldiers were at outposts supposed to be guarding the Gaza reservation/concentration camp. They were taken by surprise.

          The IDF responded, and flattened the place, killing whatever Hamas were inside, and…whatever Israeli soldiers.

          A survivor of the rave, interviewed on Israeli radio, said the IDF killed the hostages. “You mean Hamas, right?” “No, I mean IDF, in their quest to kill Hamas they shot everyone”

          Where are the names of the bayoneted babies? Where is a plausible angry Israeli mother, wailing, “they hacked my baby, kill them all!”

          Remember how the evil Iraqis were taking Kuwaiti babies out of incubators.

          If you are interested, go to sonar21.com

          Just like JHK (usually/used to) “outs” the lies in the media, sonar21 does the same.

          Even I bought into the “1400 dead”. Now I don’t.

          While I don’t believe much of what I hear and see/read, I do recall the hysteria about on COVID-19 and the organized conspiracy to push the vaccines.

          I do recall only ONE Senator bothered to convene a hearing on mRNA Vaccine Injury in Nov 2021, Ron Johson.

          He pointedly observed NO mainstream media covered it. I watched it on rumble or something. NO FOX (fux), CNN, MSNBC, CBS, ABC, NY TImes, WSJ. NO BODY.

          How is this not different?

          Don’t buy the bull$hit Paula. I don’t know you, but whoever uses your name to comment is better than that.

          • Paula D November 3, 2023 at 3:27 pm #

            Again, I concede your point. They are killing police and soldiers in Gaza, and in the West Bank.

            I was referring to the rockets launched at Tel Aviv and other cities, when I talked about them killing random civilians.
            I wasn’t talking about Oct. 7th, although that was a great atrocity, and many random civilians were massacred.

            I have heard the story that the IDF was participating, but I also heard that the IDF was moved away from the border and stood down for 7 hours, so those two stories are contradictory.

            I do remember the incubator babies and the covid bullshit. I never believed the beheaded babies story, by the way. Too over-the-top to be believable.

        • Socrates-Detroit November 3, 2023 at 2:17 pm #

          And BTW, random Palestinians are killed every day in the West Bank. And before Oct 07, some 200 this year.

          Every day.

          That doesn’t mean I condone Hamas killing (unarmed) women and children.

          How do you characterize Israeli soldier, or police, or even civilian “settlers” shooting UNARMED Palestinians with impunity? Or taking their homes? Their water?

          How would you like it if one day people started shooting you in your garden, just because they love CNN and detest CFN and YOU not only read it, but comment on it? It’s YOUR garden, but no, you can’t tend to it today. And tomorrow, we take it and the house.

          Where is justice?

          Well, Oct 07 is a close as they get. Hamas is their Don Corleone. The courts don’t function for Palestinians.

          And now they are being slaughtered en masse in Gaza, and at higher rate (100 plus since Oct 07) in the West Bank.

          But it seems that for many, all of that is irrelevant.

          What is important is that we deplore Hamas killings, ALWAYS. Israeli killings–they are not deplorable? Is that it?

          I won’t comment on your stuff any more Paula. I expect JHK to put Israel over principle, he’s done that in the past in a much more nuanced way, just not as overtly as the past two columns, no surprise. And it is his perch, though I appreciate the chance to comment.

          But I’m surprised at your acrobatics here.

          COVID divided many of the remaining people with a brain in the US, and this will further divide us. So be it.

          • Paula D November 3, 2023 at 3:35 pm #

            I think you missed my point, Socrates. I didn’t say that Israelis should be able to kill Palestinians, or take their land.
            I never justified Israelis moving into the West Bank, or bombing Gaza.

            I said that if Hamas was actually a “self-defense” group, they would organize rapid-response militias, in order to protect those families who are being attacked. That seems like a no-brainer to me. Why let people lose their houses and lives? Is it just for the propaganda value?

            I don’t mind you commenting on my stuff. I don’t mind when people disagree with me, and I don’t mind arguing opinions, as long as we are talking about actual facts (even if we are looking at different facts when we state our opinions.)

            I don’t like the Three CFN Assholes, who merely fling drive-by insults and attack with abusive slurs, but I consider you a quality commenter, so please don’t ignore me.

            We probably don’t disagree as much as you think we do, although I am a pox-on-both-your-houses person, not a Hamas supporter.
            I don’t like either side killing innocent people, same as you.

        • Beryl of Oyl November 3, 2023 at 2:19 pm #

          We know where Hamas is, at least where there leaders are.

          “Everyone knows where Hamas leadership is. They are being allowed to remain there living large. No one seems to find that interesting.”
          https://x.com/Cernovich/status/1719869155346915530?s=20

          • Paula D November 3, 2023 at 3:38 pm #

            It doesn’t fit the anti-Iranian narrative, since it isn’t Iran where they are living large.

            So it is ignored, much like the Kiev regime attacking civilians in Donetsk, and the US militarily occupying 30% of Syria and stealing their oil.

            Amazing how the Mighty Wurlitzer can whip up hysteria about one thing, while totally ignoring the same thing in other places.

            If a tree falls, etc………

          • Socrates-Detroit November 3, 2023 at 10:37 pm #

            @Beryl, why don’t you spell it out?

            My understanding is that Hamas leadership resides in Qatar. They are Qatar’s “guests” Is that what you are saying?

            You know who else Qatar hosts?

            Al Udeid Air Base.

            It is home to the headquarters of United States Central Command (USCC).

            It has US Air Force warplanes. It can accommodate up to 120 aircraft and 10,000 troops.

            Isn’t that interesting? THAT is why this rather important item is painted out of the news media.

            Don’t take my word for. Ask your friends at the Pentagon, off the record of course. Look at various open-source internet sources.

    • Jarek November 3, 2023 at 3:06 pm #

      Have you though about converting to Judaism? Like Ivanka did? Trump thought it was great!

      Jesus is God’s Jewish Son. Why not get in with the big Guy?

      • Paddys Lament November 3, 2023 at 4:30 pm #

        Plus, you qualify for overnight stays in Jared K’s bedroom in the Kushner mansion, a la Bibi!

    • GreenAlba November 3, 2023 at 8:32 pm #

      “Let me start by saying I think Israel should carpet bomb Gaza into rubble, bulldoze it, and turn it into something peaceful.”

      “I’m an American. I’m a Christian.”

      Fifty percent of Gazans are 14 or under. So those two sentences, juxtaposed, are pretty sick, to my mind. Children used as roadfill is not my idea of Christianity.

      “.You will NEVER hear me call myself a “Christian American” — I’m an American who happens to be Christian.”

      Other way round for me. I am a Christian, who happens to be Scottish. The Christian bit was and is a choice. The Scottish bit just happened.

      • Jarek November 4, 2023 at 1:01 am #

        God put you there. You have a duty to that land and people.

        The effect of modern education is usually a horrible thing. Natural loyalties and feelings are crushed in favor Globalist ideology.

        • GreenAlba November 4, 2023 at 6:16 am #

          I don’t suffer from a lack of natural loyalties, but God told me to put him first, ergo Christianity before Scottishness. It’s not as if it’s not obvious. Being Christian doesn’t stop a person being Palestinian or even being Israeli. But it should stop them advocating using children as roadfill and calling it peace.

          That’s where you go wrong, endlessly.

        • GreenAlba November 4, 2023 at 6:56 am #

          You may recall that we are actually instructed to choose Christ above even our own families. Perhaps you make up your own rules.

          You continue to be deliberately and fundamentally dishonest. You imply that I have a globlist ideology, when I do not, because I said being a Christian should come before being Scottish. I didn’t say some other patriotic inclination should come before being Scottish.

          And, although I feel no animosity to the Ebglish, Welsh or Northern Irish, who are, effectively, my cousins, I feel no love for the British state, which I think is largely evil, like the current Scottish government.

          • Nathan November 4, 2023 at 7:45 am #

            Well said, GreenAlba! As Christians first, we are to remember that God’s kingdom is not OF this age, is not OF this planet. One day, we will inherit the whole earth, after death and sin have been vanquished and the planet has been cleansed by purifying fire, just as it was once washed clean of sin in the global flood.

            We are Christians first, and instructed to live peaceably with fellowship between believers, obeying the government of the day unless that government requires us to commit sin. Daniel was to live peaceably in captivity among the Babylonians, Jesus instructed His disciples to live peaceably in Galilee among the Romans.

            Clearly, if we live in a country that seeks to oppress or enslave us, and we have an opportunity to secure our freedom, that is to be desired over slavery, but it is not ever more important than our Christian identity.

          • Jarek November 4, 2023 at 1:10 pm #

            Yes, having a racist, Muslim leader for Scotland is certainly a fine way of putting Christ’s teachings into effect.

            Love your neighbor as yourself. Is this loving ourselves? Not in slightest. So the whole thing is garbage. Evil idolatry.

            White Liberals pretended to love Black Americans. But now they have been instructed to love Latino immigrants instead.

            The moral: Never trust anyone who doesn’t love themselves, and by extension, their own people.

            Christianity is an other worldly religion focused on individual spiritual advancement. It’s group is the Church, comprised of other seekers. So it needs a lot of tweaking to make it work in the world for groups of ordinary people (nations). The Church Fathers were inspired by the Holy Spirit to create a doctrine of just war. If they hadn’t, we wouldn’t be having this conversation on the internet. And we’d be speaking Arabic, Turkish, Mongolian, and perhaps Berber.

          • GreenAlba November 4, 2023 at 2:02 pm #

            “Yes, having a racist, Muslim leader for Scotland is certainly a fine way of putting Christ’s teachings into effect.”

            Thankfully, I didn’t vote for the racist, Humza Useless, his predecessor or his party, ever. Because I’m not a post-modernist, pretend-nationalist, as they are. You know all that, so one has to presume you just can’t keep a lid on your dishonesty.

            Blab on about your theo-philosophical choices all you want, preferably with God, who is more likely to be right than I am.

            “So it needs a lot of tweaking to make it work in the world for groups of ordinary people (nations). ”

            Actually, it’s the nations that need tweaking, but not in utopian fashion, just starting with not advocating bulldozing children into the Gazan rubble.

            I love my people. I don’t love your ideologies or anyone else’s.

          • Jarek November 5, 2023 at 1:17 am #

            Being fine with mass immigration or refugee programs says otherwise. But as a woman, you have the right (according to some) and the ability to change your mind on a dime. Curate yourself. Produce the appropriate image for others and believe it yourself too, perhaps.

          • GreenAlba November 5, 2023 at 9:40 am #

            “Being fine with mass immigration or refugee programs says otherwise”

            You are literally the most disgusting lying toad on this board.

          • Jarek November 5, 2023 at 1:10 pm #

            Don’t approach the altar until you have made peace with your brother.

  39. jackrabbit November 3, 2023 at 11:55 am #

    Up is down and black is white in JHK world.

  40. laceration November 3, 2023 at 12:06 pm #

    This is a most edifying post, but it is more than an American Jewish phenomenon. The other English speaking countries and Europe are even more drunk on the Woke Koolaide. This is nothing less than the fall of Western Civ! Time to consult Spengler and Toynbee.

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  41. DrTomSchmidt November 3, 2023 at 12:12 pm #

    The surest sign someone doesn’t know what he is talking about is the use of the phrase “the Jews” as if this group were monolithic. Get two Jews to argue some time about “who is a Jew” and you’ll quickly learn that “The Jews” is a lazzy aggregation, and you’ll also observe one of the world’s greatest arguments in the sense of reasoned and passionate discussion.

    JHK, are your ancestors from England, Germany/Austria, or Russian Empire? Jews from liberated lands like France, Prussia and maybe Austria seem to be more assimilationist in my experience. Jews from the zones where millions were killed and oppressed between Germany and Russia might have a different perspective.

    • KesaAnna November 3, 2023 at 12:30 pm #

      I would say that the surest sign someone doesn’t know what he is talking about is the use of the phrase America , or Americans as if this group were monolithic.

      Certainly , where ever you see one culture spanning an entire continent it doesn’t remotely resemble anything like a Republic .

  42. enjim November 3, 2023 at 12:18 pm #

    @jhk

    I’m disappointed in your resort to what I call the “bigotry card”. Saying that one is a jewish American is like saying one is a catholic American or a methodist American. The term is a false construct. How about we all stay on the logically correct path?

    • Beryl of Oyl November 3, 2023 at 1:58 pm #

      When the topic is Jew hate, it’s important to identify as a Jew, isn’t it?

      • Jarek November 3, 2023 at 3:12 pm #

        And only Blacks can play Black actors. No Whites can play MLK if a movie is ever made about him. And no Blacks can play White gods or heroes. So no Black Jame Bond. And letting a Black play a Norse God was an abomination.

        Are you Jewish? Do you care about Jew hate? You do.

        Are you White? Do you care about anti-White hate?
        You don’t.

        Make sense? No. You’re a woman entitled not to make any sense. And to change your so called “mind”.

        • Beryl of Oyl November 3, 2023 at 5:02 pm #

          Only a Jew in America can give his take as a Jew in America.

          I think you know that.

          You have seen my reaction to the “settler colonialism” rot pushed by some on this site as having some kind of historic validity, when indeed and in fact “decolonization” is an anti-white movement masquerading as concern for the ‘indigenous peoples’ of this world, whatever they are.

          I don’t care about hate, people may hate whomever they wish to hate, but don’t anybody come at me trying to justify their pet hates under the cloak of concern for some far away people they don’t even know in a place they have never even seen, and if you gave them a map of said place and asked them to please draw the borders where they think they should be, they would have no idea at all how to do it.

          Where oh where do you get your strange notions of what I think and what I care about, Jarek?

          I tell people what I think twice a week right here, yet you still make things up.

          You need somepie as you are clearly low on the dopamine. I think that.

        • Jarek November 4, 2023 at 1:03 am #

          You care about Jew hate. You just said so. Yet you are not Jewish.

          You don’t care about White hate. You never talk about it. Yet you are White, presumably.

          It’s exceedingly strange.

          • Beryl of Oyl November 4, 2023 at 10:14 am #

            I just did talk about the anti-white movement.

            What I care about is people trying to pretend their hatred is actually lofty ideals.

          • Jarek November 4, 2023 at 1:12 pm #

            So do we have the right to have our own nations in your little red book?

            No, right?

            Why not?

  43. KesaAnna November 3, 2023 at 12:20 pm #

    Unless we ALL get back to being Yugoslavians without hyphens or prefixes we are doomed to extinction.

    Fixed that for you.

    • Paula D November 3, 2023 at 1:08 pm #

      It was the US Empire who sowed hatred among the tribes of Yugoslavia, same as here.

      ://sarajevotimes.com/former-cia-agent-claims-they-gave-us-millions-to-split-up-yugoslavia/

      • Jarek November 3, 2023 at 3:13 pm #

        The Bosnians converted to Islam. The Serbs loathed them for that for centuries and will until the end of time.

        So you’re wrong.

        Serbs/Croats? Also wrong. You’re good at being wrong.

  44. lizharmon November 3, 2023 at 12:21 pm #

    This is real simple, Jim. If you have love in your heart, you know damn good and well that neither Jew nor Palestinian deserves what the people in power on the other side are doing to them. American progressives? Literally the most morally bankrupt people on the planet. If you are a fair person of goodwill, you don’t have to wear your phony virtue as a badge of honor. American progressives are literally human garbage. We’d all be better off without the lot of them.

    • Beryl of Oyl November 3, 2023 at 1:56 pm #

      Well said.

    • Wizard of the Saddle November 3, 2023 at 5:50 pm #

      Best statement ever about the relative value of your typical American “progressive.”

  45. Q. Shtik November 3, 2023 at 12:23 pm #

    A Kunstler blog does not appear where someone doesn’t declare that it was the best blog essay ever. I usually find this silly but here am I today ready to say that today’s essay is one of Jim’s best ever.

    As an extra bonus I even got my wife to read it as well as some of the comments. In the past she has always thought of CFN as a bunch of nut jobs, me included. But today’s essay has clarified for her and for me our host’s thinking about his own American Jewishness and his disgust with the Democrat party.

    All that said, I would not be Q. if I did not point out that the third from the last paragraph contains an error in its final sentence wherein the bolded word in “so it becomes increasing impossible to know who is voting” should be increasingly in my humble opinion.

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    • OG November 3, 2023 at 12:28 pm #

      Hello, Mrs. Shtik!

      Please be aware that nut-jobs are often correct … and are far more entertaining getting there.

    • Q. Shtik November 3, 2023 at 12:32 pm #

      P.S. Almost forgot to mention my thanks for this sentence:

      The Democratic Party is still pushing Covid vaccinations that are well-understood at this point to be ineffective and unsafe. since my wife will now understand it is not just me who believes this.

      • Jimmy Word November 3, 2023 at 7:18 pm #

        Why not let Mrs. Shtick introduce herself and say a few words here?

    • Wizard of the Saddle November 3, 2023 at 5:49 pm #

      I concur that this was a truly exceptional exposition by JHK today and I’m glad he penned it. Everyone knows his ethnic and religious heritage so for the sake of transparency I think it was a good thing that he chose to lay his cards on the table and fully explain where he stands in these current trying times we all find ourselves in.

  46. WadeWaters November 3, 2023 at 12:36 pm #

    The issue that comes to mind for me is how people who don’t fully

    accept the narrative of “6 million Jews were killed by Hitler” are

    ostracized. That number has never been verified and, most likely, the

    number is probably between 1 and 2 million, or similar to the

    Armenian holocaust. Census records in Europe indicate that there

    were about 3.5 million Jews living in Europe in the 1930’s. So

    obviously you can’t get 6 million from 3.5 million. A history professor

    in England, don’t recall his name, wrote about this to inject some

    honesty into the historical record but, not surprisingly, was fired.

    That’s just one example. There is that quote attributed to Voltaire -‘To

    learn who rules over you, simply find out who you are not allowed to

    criticize.’

    • Beryl of Oyl November 3, 2023 at 1:54 pm #

      Hitler killed millions, including a whole lotta Jews. Probably even a disproportionate number of Jews.

      I don’t know why the exact number matters that much to anyone except historians and those whose families were exterminated.

      I think the systematic and deliberate manner in which the eradication of the Jews took place is what matters.

      German citizens were not primitive barbarians, but look how fast their society devolved.

      • Night Owl November 3, 2023 at 7:29 pm #

        It devolved again during “Covid,” as did most societies in the West.

        There was nothing unique about the Germans or anyone.

        The masses are asses, and those with dough and power subvert them.

      • Socrates-Detroit November 3, 2023 at 11:29 pm #

        Beryl, living in America today, I think I have an idea of how a fairly patriotic, and also logical and rational, German must have felt in 1938, as he watched his country fall under the control the Nazi party, and realized he had to be careful what he said.

        You say the Germans were not barbarians. I beg to differ. The Turks were, and still are, barbarians.

        The difference is, the Germans used technology and keep much better records.

        The Germans believed in collective punishment. 50 to 100 Greeks or Serbs for every German. Entire villages burned and all inhabitants present killed.

        They were “following orders”. Not all the executioners or concentration camp guards were Nazis. I bet most were not.

        But before that, yes, the Germans were in fact, arguably the best-educated, most innovative people in Europe, perhaps the world.

        Also, for decades before the 1930s, I’ve read Germany was considered the destination of choice for Jews fleeing from Russia and Poland. (Is that true? There seem to be many German Jews-certainly many famous ones. Einstein. Kissinger. I digress)

        So, the best educated people, people who were at the forefront of the hard sciences and the arts, who despite the unfair Versailles Treaty led Europe in many categories, succumbed to the Nazi ideology.

        Most were not Nazis. I bet many, perhaps most, deplored Nazism. But they were too afraid to speak up, and they went along, and the hole got deeper.

        Today in America, some states (Michigan) want to criminalize certain speech. You have to be careful who you call or consider a man or a woman. You could have lost your job for not taking an untested, unproven shot for a disease which for the vast majority of people was not fatal. You could be deplatformed for suggesting that Palestinians are human beings. I have been deplatformed for citing mainstream newspaper accounts of people who died after taking the shots (before those stories vanished). If you say “all lives matter”, you are a racist!

        Both parties say we must “get tough” with Iran, with Russia, with China. One party says it louder. Last time I looked, none of these countries are coming over the border or lobbing bombs at us.

        We have a “Department of Defense”, but our border is underprotected. Talk about double-speak.

        So, we are in the early stages of 1930s Germany.

        • Jarek November 4, 2023 at 1:17 pm #

          America is Weimar. We still haven’t gotten our Fuhrer to overthrow this evil regime, drive out the bankers, and humble the class tyrants.

          All lives matter is still tyranny. It’s also a globalist chant. For us, White lives matter is what needs to be said.

          • hmuller November 5, 2023 at 11:12 am #

            If reincarnation is true (and I don’t know one way or the other) Jarek, karma will bring you back as a black female. Not because they are in any way better, but because your soul simply needs a more encompassing understanding of the human race.

          • aelpha November 5, 2023 at 1:05 pm #

            Jarek- Have you not yet employed the tactic of “taking it back?” Try this sometime when you meet a fellow. “Wuzzup my colonizer!”

            Socrates- I met a person at work who revealed that her teacher at a Detroit area tech/trade school told the classroom not to take the jabs.

            Hmuller- Yeah, I doubt that would be difficult for Jarek to accomodate.

          • Jarek November 5, 2023 at 1:12 pm #

            In other words, Whites don’t have any collective rights at all. Believing this is true compassion (to Whites?).

            Thanks boys, goys, golems.

    • tuco22 November 3, 2023 at 2:44 pm #

      I don’t think the number matters. It was an attempted genocide of an entire people to prevent a prophecy from coming true.

    • Wizard of the Saddle November 3, 2023 at 5:44 pm #

      Why is it even relevant? 1 million. 2 million. 6 million. Whatever…

      Once you start targeting specific groups of people for extermination and actually manage to pull it off to the tune of millions dead…,well….I think we are past being able to seriously dispute that the intent behind those killings was anything other than genocidal.

      I would argue that Turkish mass killings of Greeks in Smyrna in the early 1920’s was motivated by the genocidal urge, even if the numbers killed were far less massive.

      • hmuller November 5, 2023 at 11:14 am #

        So true. “Genocide” is about the motivation of the killer, not the body count.

  47. Mac November 3, 2023 at 12:37 pm #

    I just read through the comments thus far. I really enjoy Jim’s writing, and this essay was particularly heartfelt and honest. I am surprised that no one, including Jim, has addressed the role of European bankers in the creation of the Federal Reserve, which was the central event after the Civil War that created the monster that goes abroad to slay perceived dragons, something we were warned not to do by Washington and Adams. Without the FR, there is no empire, no war mongering, and no currency debasement. It’s all done with printed money which will ultimately doom the USA and then Israel. Ironic, isn’t it? No one has also mentioned that progressive European bankers provided the seed corn for the Bolsheviks. I think Jim explains nicely the Jewish impetus to create a better world. I believe it is sincere; however, conspiracy theorists would argue these were power moves to ultimately benefit Jews. Lastly, I would like to see a discussion about the distinction between anti-Zionism and anti-Semitism. Kim Iverson did an interesting interview with a rabbi on Rumble that addresses this topic. Worth watching. Like many here, the dual loyalties of Americans of all stripes is disheartening. This country was built on an island with incredible resources, but we are blowing it through printed money and foreign entanglements.

    • Jarek November 3, 2023 at 3:24 pm #

      Bill Gates gives away a lot of computers. His computers.

      Capitalism needed an offensive arm to overthrow monarchies and traditional societies. And to fight those who arose to stop the Capitalists/Communists. That was Communism. One system, heads and tails.

    • Socrates-Detroit November 3, 2023 at 11:31 pm #

      Mac Great comment, thank you!

  48. Opie November 3, 2023 at 12:39 pm #

    Thank you James for pointing out Jews representing far more than their numbers would suggest in Hollywood , civil rights movement, and banking. But you forgot the porn industry, feminist movement, communist movement, LBGQ movement , the open borders movement, all of which have high numbers of Jewish leaders. All of which has caused much of the madness I observe in our daily domestic lives. Also, I get European Jews wanting a homeland, but a close reading of how it was done leaves plenty of reason for Palestinians hatred. At what point in mounting indiscriminate bombing deaths would you say Israel should back off ? 10,000, 50,000, or all 2.5 million? It’s a real bad optic that I for one resent only for the fact that our tax money bought the means to do it, and the Karma belongs to all in the U.S. I was never asked, and it makes little difference who I vote for, the arms and money flow unabated.

  49. Hardrock November 3, 2023 at 12:44 pm #

    The Hamas war has exposed a deep current of animosity against Israel and against Jews

    • Islander November 3, 2023 at 2:06 pm #

      The genocide in Palestine has exposed a deep current of hatred by Jews of the actual owners of the land.

      Face it, the state of Israel is a giant real estate grab.

    • Jarek November 3, 2023 at 3:26 pm #

      Yeah, cuz only they matter? What about anti-White hatred perpetrated daily in the media they own?

      • Jimmy Word November 3, 2023 at 5:29 pm #

        Now where did she say that only they matter? Why do you insist on being so difficult? Or are you just completely tone deaf?

      • Jarek November 3, 2023 at 10:27 pm #

        She’s a devotee of Unz.com. Paula now too. Mr Unz is a great American, with a spirit like unto the Fathers.

        They only go there for the anti-Jewish/pro-Palestinian stuff. The White Nationalism they wouldn’t touch with a ten foot pole. Thus they are against them but not for us. Inconceivably corrupt in other words.

        How bout you?

        You’re new. Don’t presume to know everyone yet.

        • Jimmy Word November 4, 2023 at 9:33 am #

          Don’t presume to think that I’m all that new. 😉

          • Jarek November 4, 2023 at 1:18 pm #

            Oh? Do tell! Or would that be telling?

  50. jazzage27 November 3, 2023 at 12:52 pm #

    American Jews illustrate the “Intellectual Yet Idiot” concept of Taleb. Jews are very accomplished in the arts and sciences, in finance, in medicine,, etc. But they can be dumber than a pack of monkeys in other ways.

    Championing the liberal nonsense of the Democrats is an example. People like that obnoxious Ben Shapiro, who believes his Israel is sacred but the browning of America is fine, are a raised middle finger to Americans. And stupid for his people because open borders lets in lots of Muslims that don’t care for his people too much.

    The “chosen people” statement is an invitation to be hated. Even if they believe that crap they should not say it out loud. I’m not Jewish so I guess I am not chosen so my first response is a hearty “eff you” every time I hear it. If you are so chosen then finance Israel on your own, not on my tax money.

    But the thing that personally pisses me off the most is the Jewish harping on the damn Holocaust. There have been many holocausts throughout history, it is what we humans excel at, so stop acting like you have a monopoly on suffering and being the victim. When was the last time you saw an Armenian Holocaust museum on this country?

    A rational look at the history of the middle east would not be favorable to either side, and let’s be honest, the Middle East religions are great at making humans insane.

    As far as 10/7 is concerned, it does seem highly likely that Nuttyyahoo knew about it in advance and let in happen, a “green flag”.

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    • Islander November 3, 2023 at 2:03 pm #

      And they are also masters of pilpul.

      Just start an argument, the more ridiculous and straw-like the premises, the better.

      • Jimmy Word November 3, 2023 at 5:27 pm #

        Pilpul. First time I’ve ever heard that word. Thanks!

        • Jarek November 4, 2023 at 1:19 pm #

          People.
          Who need pilpul
          Are the luckiest people…..

    • Night Owl November 3, 2023 at 7:26 pm #

      Ofc, he knew about it. That it would even be debated is ridiculous.

  51. KesaAnna November 3, 2023 at 12:54 pm #

    ” Or maybe there is no monolithic group who think in lockstep. ”

    — Paula D

    There isn’t.

    But modern North America is all about non – existent monolithic groups pretending they exist by shoving a gun in the others face while pretending that the motive is the milk of human kindness and a love of liberty .

    • Paula D November 3, 2023 at 1:13 pm #

      I’m not sure who you are talking about.

      • KesaAnna November 3, 2023 at 1:36 pm #

        The US Empire .

        Are you confused about what that is ?

        • KesaAnna November 3, 2023 at 1:48 pm #

          The US Empire is a fantastically centralized monolithic dictatorship where every demographic mafia wants to get into power so they can fuck over the other demographic mafias ,

          thinking that if their demographic mafia gets into power things will be better for them.

          Ignoring or not understanding that all mafias are cannibalistic.

          • tuco22 November 3, 2023 at 2:47 pm #

            Wow, how do you REALLY feel, KesaAnna?

          • Night Owl November 3, 2023 at 7:57 pm #

            Half right. Most of the demographics may have their aims at the micro level, but they don’t think outside of the binary.

            Do you really think anyone politically identifies as anything other than Republican or Democrat, outside of about 15% of the population?

            With the introduction of lobbyists and the concept of corporate citizenship and public-private partnership, the US system was probably the most susceptible to corruption among all Western nations.

          • Socrates-Detroit November 3, 2023 at 11:43 pm #

            The “US Empire” is a front.

            The US government is the enforcement arm of the globalists, who have gone by many names, are represented by a few groups, with much overlap.

            The people in charge are unknown to us, in the shadows, but very powerful They pull the puppet strings.

            And they are associated with “central banking”. Who really owns the US Federal Reserve?

            As capitalism and industrialization unfolded, and with it the need for large amounts of reliable capital, the “elite” sought world domination through financial manipulation.

            Today, with the ubiquitous power of computers and advances in biology/pharma, it is a full court press.

            The powers that be are of and from the West. After centuries of wars between western powers (which by the way enriched the central bankers, like the Rothschilds,and made them more powerful), with the made-in-USA Ukraine war, the globalists have united the West under their control.

            All the Western “leaders” parrot the same lies (…we must defend democracy, Russia is an aggressor) and embarked on this war that is killing Europe economically and hurting the US. They all parroted the mRNA vaccine mantra, and they all did lockdowns.

            And not the PTB want the rest of the world.

            And by the way, one-world government is evil. These people want to play God–but God is not going to let them, so they will drag the world thru war and chaos until He finally stops them.

          • messianicdruid November 4, 2023 at 9:38 pm #

            When “We the People” reject God OR support His enemies, this is what happens and it will continue until we repent [ change our minds ].

        • Paula D November 3, 2023 at 3:43 pm #

          . Thank you for clarifying your statement.

          No, I am not confused about the US Empire.

  52. KesaAnna November 3, 2023 at 1:03 pm #

    ” See what’s interesting is one can say “I think Israel should carpet bomb Gaza into rubble, bulldoze it, and make it peaceful”

    But one cannot say the reverse “I think Iran or the Arab should carpet bomb Israel into rubble, bulldoze it, so we can finally have some peace and quiet…”

    See how that works? ”

    See how that is working on this continent ?

    Maybe these chess pieces in the Levant are really stand – ins for what is true of North America , but none want to admit ?

    ” If you’re an “American” what do you care if the Palestinians attack their occupiers the same way the “Revolutionaries” attacked the Redcoats and their sympathizers?

    If you’re an American, why should the US give Israel billions of dollar every year? What about your country?

    How about giving some to me? ”

    Because this is not whatever the United States was briefly , and you are not a citizen of this non – existent status ?

    • Jimmy Word November 3, 2023 at 5:26 pm #

      Better be quiet Kesa. Talk like that will get you in big trouble!

  53. Hardrock November 3, 2023 at 1:11 pm #

    JHK said: The Hamas war has exposed a deep current of animosity against Israel and against Jews

    AND

    thus you get the establishment of Israel in 1948 — notwithstanding the geopolitical legerdemain that actually brought it about.
    _____________________________________

    The Zionists called for a Jewish homeland. In 1917, Lord Balfour sent a letter to Lord Rothschild (a Jew and a Zionist) declaring the British Government to favor creation of a Jewish state and promising to use its influence to achieve that goal. This single letter, sent to a Zionist leader, was the signal for Jews to pursue their dream. Tens of thousands began immigrating to Palestine at a time when the population was 10% Jewish.

    What did the Lloyd George government think was going to happen and WHY did they encourage this migration? And why did the Jews wait for British approval to reverse the diaspora and move back to Palestine of their own accord?

    The British subsequently ham-strung the native Palestinian government and favored the Jews during the mandate period….and when it ended, they stood aside and let the Jews declare a single state while ignoring the British promise for a two-state solution.

    I think most reasonable people can understand that the Palestinians felt their country was being invaded by a hostile population just as Americans do with the Southern border.

    Many evangelicals think that they have a duty to support Israel because of Biblical prophecy but an objective observer would say that the Palestinians have logic and reason on their side.

    Mexico controlled Texas. How many Texans are going to stand aside and let their homes and businesses be nationalized by Mexico now?

    The Jews’ claims on Palestine are 2,000 years old. Should we return EVERYTHING back to how it was 2,000 years ago?

    I can be against discrimination of all kinds and still grasp that the Jews – from a strictly secular view do not have a right to Palestine.

    Oh, what about the Holocaust? Well, if that’s the impetus, why didn’t we just give the Jews parts of Germany?

    • Jarek November 3, 2023 at 3:30 pm #

      The Zionists and the Nazis were working together to move the German Jews to Palestine. Both were/are National Socialists and understood each other perfectly.

      Of course they are also enemies. The Jews won the war (as Kennedy Sr said) and this is now forbidden history.

    • Socrates-Detroit November 3, 2023 at 11:12 pm #

      Jarek, and everyone else, why did Balfour write his famous, or from a Palestinian perspective, INFAMOUS, declaration?

      A. Did he wake up feeling magnanimous?

      B. Did British Jews do great things at the Somme or in Verdun?

      C. Did Britain need more funding (to prosecute THEIR ill-begotten war) and Jews controlled a lot of capital in the City of London?

      D. Other

      Well, I rule out A and B. Unless any of you have a compelling “other”, I say the answer is C.

      • Hardrock November 4, 2023 at 10:01 am #

        Socretes: I was raised in a Christian home and so was hearing only one side of this story for many years.

        Balfour’s “Declaration” was a letter, drafted by Zionists and sent to one man….Lord Rothschild. It was later published in the newspapers but I find no action by Parliament to give it legislative legality.

        The goal was to influence wealthy Jews….especially in the US to support the war effort. The prize was a “national home”…..with wording deliberately vague to give the British a handy way to avoid responsibility for the ensuing conflicts.

        Western Christians need to open their eyes to the truth about this conflict.

        I find it amazing that the Jewish/Christian Alliance….or whatever it’s called is guilt-tripping non-jews into forking over money for poor Jews in Russia. We’ve got enough problems of our own.

      • Jarek November 4, 2023 at 1:24 pm #

        The Jews used their power in the unions to ruin Germany’s war effort at home. Before the Balfour Declaration they had been neutral or even pro-German.

        The Germans knew that the German Jews had betrayed them but they didn’t know why. At Versailles they learned the Truth. Their rage was monumental and lead to the rise of Hitler, the avenger.

  54. Paula D November 3, 2023 at 1:20 pm #

    I posted above my conjecture on why Israel keeps bombing Gaza, ignoring world-wide condemnation.

    Why? There is no way they don’t know how the rest of the world feels about the campaign. So based on that, and the ongoing depopulation of Ukraine, I invented a theory.

    But Brian Berletic has another theory, and he bases it on actual thinktank documents from Rand and the Brookings Institute, so his is probably much more likely than mine.

    He thinks this is trying to provoke Iran into stepping into the war, thereby justifying the US attacking Iran.

    This would explain the constant equating of Hamas and Iran, although he points out that Hamas fought Hezbollah and Iranian forces in Syria. Yeah, Iran is paying lip service now, but to accuse them of backing the Oct. 7th atrocity is bizarrely ridiculous, and only works on those who slurp up any new narrative the media blares. (Which is, I admit, a large segment of the population.)

    Anyway, this is worth a listen. Like I said, he does back up his claims with actual evidence.

    .youtube.com/watch?v=MWzF5NvFdOs

    • Jimmy Word November 3, 2023 at 5:25 pm #

      I think he’s probably right. Hence US carrier groups on site and munitions supply sorties out the ying yang to ramp up the war effort. The Palis are just serving as the casus belli for something much bigger – pawns to be sacrificed for the larger game.

  55. KesaAnna November 3, 2023 at 1:21 pm #

    ” ‘To

    learn who rules over you, simply find out who you are not allowed to

    criticize.’ ”

    I think a far more accurate description of America today would go like this ;

    To learn who wants to put their boot on your neck , ask them who they want to disarm.

    And typically you’ll find that’s 98% of the population .

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  56. Vegan Shark November 3, 2023 at 1:43 pm #

    American Jews, while sympathetic to a fault with the founding of Israel, and deeply vested emotionally in its success, had a different agenda in the USA after World War Two. They endeavored to repair America. Tikkun Olam!

    Jim, it won’t work. You can’t just shrug off the damage Jewish institutions (and in many cases individuals) have inflicted on the Republic by claiming it was only a slightly misguided, overenthusiastic drive to “repair” America.

    The “woke” fiasco you rightly call out is part of a long-running intifada against white people and traditional American values. Not everyone responsible for the growth of totalitarian leftism has been Jewish … but Jews have actively supported it, even where they’ve incited other ethnic groups (e.g., so-called African Americans) to adopt the fanaticism that poisons the movement and motivates the violence.

    Now if you like, you can reply in boldface that my comment is antisemitic. It goes with the territory, I guess, as in the saying: an antisemite used to be anyone who doesn’t like Jews. Now an antisemite is anyone Jews don’t like.

    • Jarek November 3, 2023 at 3:32 pm #

      It might be unconscious for many. But those at the top know and don’t stop.

      Paul Krugman on White Americans: They’re afraid they’re losing their country and they’re right. They are. They aren’t the future.

    • Islander November 3, 2023 at 9:16 pm #

      ” overenthusiastic drive to “repair” America. ”

      This is part and parcel of the moral superiority complex. When push comes to shove, though, these do-gooder Jews are not Jewish Americans (the term JHK used, to his credit) but American Jews.

    • Anthea November 4, 2023 at 1:17 am #

      @ Vegan Shark:

      It’s really hard for me to wrap my head around the idea that anyone could suppose that a good way to “repair” America would be to promote filth, degeneracy, and lawlessness. So it seems a little disingenuous to claim that Jewish affiliation/promotion of this destructive agenda was a well intentioned error in judgement. There is thus going to be an inclination among non-Jews to attribute this to malice.

  57. JaiSeli November 3, 2023 at 2:09 pm #

    There are real Judaic Jews as opposed to the creepy Zionist creepy Khazar/AshkeNAZI phony “Jews”. The later lac any moral compass originating from guess where? UKRAINE.

  58. Islander November 3, 2023 at 2:21 pm #

    The “dilemma” seems to be a political one for US Jews as regards party politics.

    As for Israel/Palestine, there isn’t any dilemma for US Jews those who can distinguish between right and wrong and can recognize a genocide when they see one.

    In fact, there is far more open controversy in Israel about the rights and wrongs of the treatment and the horrible fate of the Palestinians than in the USA.

    Perhaps Israelis bang open the classics occasionally when they are not reading the Talmud.

  59. JaiSeli November 3, 2023 at 2:22 pm #

    The ORIGINAL “terrorist” there where whom? Zionist conducting terrorism against the COL BRUTish OCCUPIERS prior to the 1948 UN mandate. When the majority of Palestinians then fled there ancestral Levant lands/homes in fear, said Zionist walked in and OCCUPIED said without any compensation whatsoever!. Saw something similar in ‘Nam when MILLIONS lost their ancestral lands/homes due to the United SNAKES Corp, D[e]C[eit]. Wanna create unremitting hatred: seize/destroy One’s digs.

  60. Roundball Shaman November 3, 2023 at 2:40 pm #

    “At this moment, when there is an awful struggle over the Hebrews’ place in the world… one observes the Jewish American scene with trepidation.”

    Jewish People in our World are born into a blessing and a curse.

    The blessing is that they are very much-family and culture oriented in a World that seeks to level all of us into a nothingness techno-borg. And Jews have a great tradition of rising to the top of their chosen fields in Life… which again, flies in the face of a World that now seeks everyone to be ‘equal’ and ‘the same’ and a Planet that no longer seems or wants to reward excellence.

    Their curse is that their very tradition teaches that They alone are superior to other peoples and races. Perhaps not all of those of the Jewish faith accept this. But in their oral and written and tradition there are teachings that They alone are ‘God’s Favorites’.

    And another curse is that when their Nation was re-established in 1948… many other people who had already been there had to be displaced. And who likes being told to just get the hell out of their own house because some kind of ‘we’ are just taking over?

    And what about the rest of Humanity? We just don’t like the feeling of knowing some among us believe we are not up to par and that certain other humans (‘They’ alone) are special and superior to us. Again, not all people think this way. But a good number do.

    It is never good to paint a large group of people with a broad brush. But think about stereotypes. Why do certain stereotypes take hold in human consciousness? Because there is some measure of truth in that certain characterization of a people.

    All persons should be judged as individuals. We are not all the same and we all don’t think and act the same within a certain race or culture. But all groups do take on a momentum and identity which the public-at-large can quickly recognize and identify.

    We all have an individual karma and a group karma. We are totally responsible for our own actions and we are less responsible for the actions of ‘our group’ as a whole. But while we are in fact less responsible for what The Group does… we do always share some responsibility there. And thus, some of that collective karma.

    One can go over everything that’s gone on in History over and over until your head spins… and that wont change a damn much of anything today. The focus must be on what do we as a Hurting World need today?

    First, a stop to the damned horrendous killing going on in the Middle East. Stop it. All of it.

    Second, we need a World-Wide reset of our consciousness. We have to stop acting like and being some ‘Group’ and act and be individuals who choose to live not in conflict and death but in cooperation with all others (for a refreshing change. It’s NEVER been tried! We might like it!).

    Next, all groups have to Stop Acting Superior To Each Other. That is a mental disorder and a theological atrocity. We are ALL God’s children. And Itself does NOT pick favorites.

    That ‘No More Being Superior’ stuff’s going to be a tall mountain to climb. But climb it we must as a People and Planet if we are ever to stop the meaningless cycle of death and conflict. And that will be very tough for all the legacy embedded religions who have been peddling the deviant idea of superiority-of-the-group for as along as they have existed.

    Though today’s Middle East Atrocities might seem like more of the same… it’s not. We as a Planet have reached the end of the road. We are either going re-examine ourselves and our beliefs as individuals and as cultures… or we WILL perish. There is no more kicking this Karmic Can down the road. The Grim Reaper is fully loose upon the Earth and he is taking lives and claiming souls with a wide grin.

    The Road to achieving a peace and sanity in the World starts and ends in the human heart. Yours, and mine. If we cannot find peace and sanity in our own heart… we will never find it in the World. And we must find it NOW.

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    • Jarek November 3, 2023 at 3:35 pm #

      To push around the Malagasy would have been one thing. But the Arabs? Behind whom is all of Islam, powerful, loyal, oil rich Islam? They were at a low point so maybe it seemed like a viable option.

      It wasn’t.

    • Islander November 3, 2023 at 5:14 pm #

      I have had a number of male friends who were Jewish. Not boy friends (although they wished, also th e married ones).

      Although nice and intelligent friends, that assumption of superiority, know-it-all-ness, and slight talking down and patronization of me and my ideas ALWAYS came out. Plus, one friend had the chutzpah to tell me that the Jews were the moral conscience of the Gentile world.

      No awareness whatsoever of the elephant in room problem of occupied Palestine.

      What rot.

      Jarek and OG and JohnAZ and few others here I suppose think this is the way things SHOULD be!

      • Jimmy Word November 3, 2023 at 5:19 pm #

        JohnAZ maybe, but Jarek and OG? I’m not following you there.

        • OG November 3, 2023 at 7:48 pm #

          People who are not good at debating often stoop to speculating and even claiming to know their adversaries’ thoughts.

          Such people need not be taken seriously.

          ***
          Perhaps Isles noticed that she was being spoken down to because she simply was and on account of her intellectual inferiority.

          That’s another area that many women have trouble grasping. They always assume and maintain that they are not intellectually inferior even when they are.

          • Islander November 3, 2023 at 9:21 pm #

            What I said.

            Welch ein Depp.

          • OG November 3, 2023 at 9:35 pm #

            Antonio Salieri

        • Jarek November 3, 2023 at 10:35 pm #

          She’s too wrapped up in herself to know what others are thinking most of the time.

          I had a similar experience to her. One of my Jewish friends told me that Jews GAVE Whites their conscience. In other words, instead of being the conduit by which God spoke, they were now God Himself.

          I let him have it needless to say. I blew him out of the water in other words. Grotesque. In kindness, it was his response to my new found White Nationalism.

          I’m not trapped in the Abrahamic framework in any case. I know that all major religions teach the Silver Rule at least (Do not do unto others what you would not have them do unto you) if not the positive Golden rule.

          The Silver rule is an important stage that teaches one to mind one’s own business instead of always trying to do things for people. You can’t help if you don’t understand.

      • Night Owl November 3, 2023 at 7:21 pm #

        The Jews have no moral high ground. The entire situation is disgusting. There is a genocide taking place, and in the West the media machine has stoked the flames of the cattle.

        I read today that Hamas has declared Jihad on the United States and pointed out that it has agents all around the US and Europe.

        Meanwhile, the “vaccinated” are dying in droves and the WEFers giggle with delight as morons walk the garden path.

        The focus should be on the crimes against humanity already from the past few years, but even here, we have moved on to the next “crisis.” And it is a crisis that really has no bearing on most of us.

        • OG November 3, 2023 at 7:56 pm #

          You’ve been completely lost since Oct. 7, Zilcher. You begged us to not to discuss Israel here on CFN, for goodness sakes! Hahaha. How’d that work out for ya?

          Now you claim that Israel “is a crisis that really has no bearing on most of us.”

          Not a sniff. Yeah, ok, full-blown war in the Middle East has no bearing on most of us. Geez. Good thing Mr K doesn’t run an aptitude test to get a spot on CFN or you’d be in Read-Only mode.

          “Let’s not talk about Israel or how wrong I was about the 2020 election being overturned or the millions of people with personal experiences contrary to my belief that the illness they suffered never existed.”

          And a soy boy to boot.

          • Night Owl November 3, 2023 at 8:08 pm #

            On to the next shiny object. The Hogg Man.

            LOL.

            Also, we know you took the swill. There is no chance on this earth that you didn’t.

          • OG November 3, 2023 at 9:09 pm #

            Careful there, Zilcher. When Gus scored a 1 on the GLT and I said, “All 1s got jabbed.” there was a firestorm against me for speculating as to another CFNers jab status.

            And you’re completely wrong (as per usual). Go back to CFN in 2020 and 2021. I was clearly against the jabs since before they even existed.

            I’ve never even had a single flu shot. I have not had a jab of anything since being a small child in the early 1970s.

        • Socrates-Detroit November 3, 2023 at 11:00 pm #

          The vaccinated in Israel don’t seem to be dying in droves.

          The vaccinated in the US military aren’t dying in droves.

          At least not yet.

          Perhaps it is being covered up?

          My feeling from what I read on-line, and anecdotally from people I know, or to be more precise, KNEW, is that more people are dying, miscarriages, or bizarre, unexpected health issues.

          But that’s not the same as having the CDC and FDA in the US do honest analysis, and having the mainstream media report it, so the public knows what they know.

          I won’t be taking any COVID shots. But I hope Netenyahu and Biden are fully vaxxed–the real mRNA stuff, not placebo.

      • Anthea November 4, 2023 at 2:29 am #

        @ Islander:

        I’ve never had the impression that any of my Jewish acquaintances were “talking down” to me. I think the thing I most appreciate about Jews is their skepticism and a sort of hard-headed analytical approach to life. A Jew’s automatic response to just about everything is, “That’s bullshit”–and they’re usually right.

        Jews could not possibly maintain their character as a distinct culture, while living in overwhelmingly Christian countries, if they didn’t have the mental habit of disbelief.

        There’s a really funny Jewish movie called “The Hebrew Hammer,” in which some evil villains try to destroy the Jewish community (“The Chood”) by handing out free videos of “It’s a Wonderful Life” to Jewish children. Mordachai (the main character) is shocked to run into a little Jewish kid repeating robotically, “Teacher says, every time a bell rings, an angel gets his wings.”

        Christianity and Christian culture is immensely appealing; Judaism, not so much. Nobody ever converts to Judaism because they were inspired by it, or because they “found God.” To give you an idea just how uninspiring Judaism is: I once commented to an Ultra-Orthodox friend that Conservative and Reform Judaism are indistinguishable from atheism–and she agreed with me. She worked as a nurse in a nursing home, and said that she felt she had more in common with the old ladies with their rosaries than with Conservative and Reform Jews. Apparently the Ultra-Orthodox have a more spiritual orientation, though I never asked my friend for details on that.

        Thus remaining Jewish in the midst of a Christian culture requires powerful defenses.

        Christian culture is not only pervasive in ways that a Christian hardly notices, it is also very beautiful. A very large proportion of the beauties and accomplishments of Western culture are deeply underpinned by Christianity: Bach, Handel, Michelangelo, Shakespeare, Coleridge (The Rime of the Ancient Mariner), etc.

        I’m frankly unimpressed by Jewish cultural accomplishments. We have Handel; Jews have Klezmer music, for example. There have been many fine Jewish performers, but I can’t think of any remarkable composers. (George M. Cohan doesn’t count.) Neither can I think of any remarkable Jewish poets, novelists, or painters. To be honest, the consensus among those gentiles whom I know to have Jewish friends is that Jews have terrible taste (mainly speaking of domestic furnishings and adornments). Part of the reason for this is that it is impossible, in the West, to become cultured without the risk of being engulfed by Christianity.

        I guess I’m rambling here and failing to come to any discernible point, but I think I gained a lot from being acquainted with so many Jews. I’m not sure how it comes about, but Western Christian culture strongly inclines its clients to gullibility. Being around Jews brings this to ones attention, and you stop believing all kinds of stupid stuff–about magical white buffaloes, wishing on a star, being able to fly if you could just think of a wonderful enough thought, and other Walt Disney lore.

        Being around Jews also allows you to soak up some kind of basic understanding of business. Most non-Jews have never been around business people, nor do they have relatives who own small businesses. This ignorance fosters all kinds of stupid ideas about business. Being around Jews will cure you of this.

        I have never thought that Jews–at least most Jews–were remarkably intelligent. As with any other group of people, there are always one or two who are very impressive, and those are the ones who are the most modest and unpretending. After those, there are the ones who are accomplished at something or other: they are great salesmen, or they can add a column of three-digit numbers in their heads–or at least they claim they can. Beyond those two categories, most of the rest of the Jews I have known have been decidedly mediocre, and about half of that group were (in my opinion) not very bright at all. (My non-Jewish friends would probably arrange themselves in about the same way, in terms of intelligence and ability.)

        Long story short: It’s too bad their wonderful skepticism doesn’t stop them from falling for their own bullshit.

        • Anthea November 4, 2023 at 3:05 am #

          I did once ask my Ultra-Orthodox friend why she wore a wig. (Ultra-Orthodox women are not supposed to allow their hair to be seen in public.) She replied that, “If a man saw my hair, he might desire me.”

          Since she was a working woman (a nurse), she couldn’t very well go around veiled, so she wore a wig in public at all times. She was somewhat famous among area nurses. Every time I mentioned her to a local nurse, they had heard about her.

          Actually, her ideas were very much in conformity with the more conservative Catholic thinking about “Marylike modesty in dress” (except for the wig): sleeves below the elbow, hems below the knee, and a neckline no lower than the breadth of two fingers below the throat. The idea is to avoid exciting someone to venery and thus becoming “an occasion of sin.”

          Perhaps I have always underestimated the possibility of exciting someone to venery.

        • Soul Forensics November 4, 2023 at 3:33 am #

          “There have been many fine Jewish performers, but I can’t think of any remarkable composers. (George M. Cohan doesn’t count.) Neither can I think of any remarkable Jewish poets, novelists, or painters.” — Anthea

          Mygawd woman, your knowledge of Art is less than zero.

          I was going to make a list to refute your stupidity, but why bother? After your comment re Donne, you’d probably just say they were shitty, too (if you’ve even read or listened to them).

          • Anthea November 4, 2023 at 11:02 am #

            @ Soul Forensics:

            Well, okay. Name a great Jewish poet or novelist. Or composer or painter.

          • Jarek November 4, 2023 at 1:40 pm #

            They’re famous for ruining painting and sculpture with the whole “modern art” scam. According to many, they entered this realm to despoil and destroy, perhaps having little interest or ability in this kind of art in and of itself.

            They seem to have a genuine love of music though. I don’t know enough to give a list of their composers. Their Temple singing is often beautiful. Though some have said that it’s very influenced by the culture they are in or have been in. Do they have their own musical tradition apart from that of others?

            I like Klezmer – a strong jazz like element. Did they develop this apart form Jazz?

            Boston was a center of “World Music” decades ago. I used to go to gamelan (Indonesia) concerts. It’s a whole orchestra. One guy at MIT took a great orchestra and turned it into a “modern music”. Hideous.

            The Jews aren’t know for being a very physical people, at least not here. Not much interest in athletics. But they have a tremendous love of Dance, both as performers and patrons.

          • anmariwakaranai November 4, 2023 at 1:52 pm #

            Ezra Pound, Leonard Cohen, Salinger, Wouk, Miller, Heller, Uris, Kafka,….. ad infinitum.

          • Soul Forensics November 4, 2023 at 3:16 pm #

            Thanks, ani. That’s a good start. Why stop at just one, per anthea’s request? That would just get me John Donne dustbinned by way of a drive-by non sequitur.

            Poets:

            Irving Layton
            A.M. Klein
            Heinrich Heine
            Osip Mandelstam
            Primo Levi
            Stanley Kunitz
            Maxine Kumin
            Allen Ginsberg
            Anthony Hecht
            Howard Nemerov
            Karl Shapiro

            Novelists/Short Story Writers/Playwrights:

            Philip Roth
            Saul Bellow
            Bernard Malamud
            Joseph Heller
            Franz Kafka
            Norman Mailer
            Mordecai Richler
            Isaac Bashevis Singer
            Marcel Proust
            Isaac Babel
            Arthur Miller

            Composers:

            Felix Mendelssohn
            Gustav Mahler
            Jacques Offenbach
            Fritz Kreisler
            Alfred Schnittke
            Ernest Bloch
            Artur Schnabel
            George Gershwin

            These are all off the top of my head. There are, of course, many more.

            I didn’t include painters because it’s not something I follow historically, or as passionately.

          • Jarek November 5, 2023 at 1:16 pm #

            Ezra Pound was Jewish? He was a famous anti-Semite so interesting if true.

            He spent years in a psychiatric unit for years because of his support for the Axis during the war.

          • Soul Forensics November 5, 2023 at 3:03 pm #

            No, you’re right. Pound wasn’t Jewish. Came from Quaker stock.

            People are seduced into thinking that because of his first name, but I knew a WASP kid also named Ezra.

        • Paula D November 4, 2023 at 1:59 pm #

          I must be Jewish, because my first reaction to everything my ruling overlords tell me is also: “That’s bullshit.”

          • messianicdruid November 4, 2023 at 9:58 pm #

            Issacharites are like that too.

        • Islander November 5, 2023 at 6:50 pm #

          ” my Jewish acquaintances ”

          I said, and I meant, Jewish MEN.

          Partly I think because they treated me like a shiksa, because I am blonde.

  61. Rowdypiglet November 3, 2023 at 3:18 pm #

    “That ‘No More Being Superior’ stuff’s going to be a tall mountain to climb. But climb it we must as a People and Planet if we are ever to stop the meaningless cycle of death and conflict. And that will be very tough for all the legacy embedded religions who have been peddling the deviant idea of superiority-of-the-group for as along as they have existed.”

    @Roundball, I think the only way we could achieve “no more being superior” would be to abolish the concept of superiority, as the promoters of “equity” attempt to do, and which is simply not in keeping with reality. As is often pointed out here, reality has a way of ultimately asserting itself.

    Everything we do, unless we impose draconian punishments, recognizes and elevates individuals for their superior accomplishments and abilities. It’s really no use pretending that someone who can’t add can become a theoretical physicist, just like Richard Feynman. Since individuals can be superior in their accomplishments and talents, the groups to which these individuals belong clearly can as well.

    The propensity to believe that one’s own group is superior doesn’t arise out of religious belief. We all tend to like our own perceived group more than others, and find what justifications we’re able to for this belief. Some are pretty far fetched (Wakanda) while other groups can legitimately claim to have changed the world through indoor plumbing or penicillin.

    Failure to recognize and reward intelligence, accomplishment, and merit, even to punish them, seem to me to ring the death knell for our culture and for the West in general.

    • Paula D November 3, 2023 at 4:11 pm #

      Last week I pointed out the similarities between fundamentalist religious people and the Woke, who are fundamentalist moralists, so smugly sure of their own self-righteousness that they feel justified in attacking heretics.

      It cracked me up that some accused me of making ”false” equivalencies, because, you see, fundamental religious people ARE actually justified in their self-righteousness, unlike the Woke, who are not.

      Able to see the Woke mote, but not their own log, as they say.

      • Anthea November 4, 2023 at 2:41 am #

        @ Paula D:

        I think that matters of right and wrong have genuine objective underpinnings.

        If you think about it, it’s easy to see that no society–not a even a little tribe–can survive unless they agree among themselves not to lie, cheat, steal, and kill. A society that allow theft will not be productive, because no one will produce anything if the things they produce are stolen.

        The reason successful societies have rules about the ethical treatment of foreigners is because that allows them to engage in mutually beneficial trade and the exchange of ideas. That way they prosper.

        • Paula D November 4, 2023 at 1:57 pm #

          Agree, Anthea, but that is not what I was talking about. (Although many tribes do have customs that involve giving items they produce to those that admire them. It isn’t stealing, it is their form of morality. They also have customs of sharing food obtained with everyone in the tribe.)

          Other basic morality is worldwide, I believe. I have heard that every religion, for instance, has some version of the Golden Rule, and that used to also be taught in kindergartens in a secular version.
          (Now they teach them that they might be in “the wrong body”, which I’m pretty sure goes against all religions and atheism, to boot). But people enmeshed in the Woke religion believe it fervently and feel entitled to push it on everyone else.
          That is the analogy I made to those very religious people who feel compelled to push their views on others, with their sense of self-righteous moral superiority clearly on view. The violence they use to attack heretics has also been used by the religious, both in the Christian past, and current fundamentalist Muslim groups.

      • Jarek November 4, 2023 at 1:42 pm #

        Paula compared drag shows and Christianity. Both groups want to expand! Same thing, right?

        Commies see life as bread. Above the most basic things, they are as blind as bats.

        I admit that “bread” is important btw.

    • Roundball Shaman November 3, 2023 at 4:55 pm #

      Rowdypiglet: … the only way we could achieve ‘no more being superior’ would be to abolish the concept of superiority, as the promoters of ‘equity’ attempt to do, and which is simply not in keeping with reality.”

      I am totally for the concept and practice of pursuing excellence with the knowledge that we are ‘not equals’ in various abilities and practices.

      What I strongly object to – as I stated above – are those who use the idea of ‘being superior’ as weapons against all the rest of us. We are all equal in being human creatures with positives and negatives in each us and with angels and devils sitting on our shoulders. As the saying goes, we are all the offsprings of Creation and will always be equal on that basis.

      The ‘Equity’ Movement is one of those sledgehammers with bad intent to take a wrecking ball to our Society and the legacy idea of people excelling in their own merits and instead working to level us all out as owned mediocre-or-worse pieces of the Globalists’ Estate. Hell effing no to that idiotic idea.

      “The propensity to believe that one’s own group is superior doesn’t arise out of religious belief.”

      The desire to feel superior is deep in the human psyche. We use this as a way to offset the lingering fears of feeling inadequate that each of us harbors either near or far from our surface consciousness. In short, we need to ‘feel superior’ to keep from feeling inferior. And of course, there is the large population of narcissists that actually think they ARE superior… which once again is because of hiding some feeling of inadequacy inside.

      We can do two things at the same time. We can acknowledge and champion the idea of trying to BE ‘superior’ while at the same moment not use that as a wedge or weapon against others.

  62. Rowdypiglet November 3, 2023 at 3:32 pm #

    Jim, you struck a chord with me this time and brought up memories of my childhood when Jews who had married into our family celebrated Christmas with us. Those are warm and loving memories, and entirely without any sense of incompatible or alien cultures trying to get along.

    They all saw themselves as Americans first and foremost, all of us embedded in the same culture. Religion was at a layer below that, still more important to them than it is in my family now, but the attitude was simply “that’s your belief; this is mine.” They were content to leave it at that.

    As a child, I had so many aunts and uncles of various religions and ethnicities, many of them not related to me at all, with “aunt” and “uncle” used as titles of respect and acceptance as family members – it took me years to figure out who was actually related and who was not.

    One of my uncles who was not an actual relation, Uncle Bill, lived next to us in a Philadelphia row house before we moved out of the city. Every year thereafter, on my birthday, he sent me a birthday card with a dollar bill in it (more like a $50 today) and, as the years passed and he became a bit confused, would still send the card but it would say “Happy birthday, dear mother” or “Happy birthday to a sweet little boy.” It made me cry to think that even as his mind failed, he still remembered a little girl who hadn’t seen him since she was three years old. I still have every one of those cards. Beautiful memories of loving people and a lost world.

  63. Beryl of Oyl November 3, 2023 at 3:34 pm #

    This is an article someone referred me to, that helps make sense of our current situation, as it attempts to answer some of the questions I (and all of us, really) have had.

    The system isn’t broken — it’s working as exactly intended

    “People often ask me how our elites became so unhinged that they would risk killing the goose that lays the golden eggs. It is easy to see why bureaucrats would act in their own interest, but why would they enact policies that are actively malicious? Do they not realize that if they destroy the country as it is now, they can no longer benefit from the resources they are currently siphoning to themselves?

    No, they do not.

    People, especially intelligent people who think all important knowledge is contained in their field of expertise, are terrible at understanding second- or third-order effects. Bureaucrats sitting at the top of a system always think that they understand how a system works, even though they are very far away from crucial parts of the infrastructure that they are slowly eroding. For someone designing woke educational policy or lax immigration law in Washington, D.C., the power has always come on, planes have always landed, groceries have always been delivered, and they always will be.

    The ruling class is free to pursue polices that serve only their ends because the plebes have always kept the country running and they always will. So what if they cannot buy a home, or have kids, or are dying deaths of despair? The elites do not have to see any of that; they do not live in flyover country. Just replace the plebes with immigrants. One drone is as good as the next, right?

    Many would like to imagine a large cabal working to destroy the United States. Do not misunderstand: There are those who conspire against the nation. But much of what is now happening can be attributed to the forces that have mortally wounded most great empires throughout history.

    We are ruled by increasingly inept, decadent, and out-of-touch elites who have shielded themselves from the consequences of their decision-making on behalf of the nation. Our institutions have grown bloated and sclerotic, far more interested in internal political struggles than the populace they were designed to serve.”

    https://www.theblaze.com/columns/opinion/the-system-isnt-broken-its-working-as-exactly-intended

    • Jimmy Word November 3, 2023 at 3:50 pm #

      Almost like they were actually planning all this. There’s no convincing evidence that all this is mere ineptitude, no matter how many times you people keep pounding the table.

    • Paula D November 3, 2023 at 4:14 pm #

      This is how it works, Beryl.

      In the Beginning was The Plan
      And then came The Assumptions
      and The Assumptions were without Form
      And The Plan was completely without Substance.
      And The Darkness was upon The Face of The Workers.
      And they spoke amongst themselves, saying
      “It is a Crock of Shit, and it stinketh.”
      And The Workers went unto their Supervisors and sayeth,
      “It is a Pail of Dung and none may abide in the odor thereof.”
      And The Supervisors went unto their Managers and sayeth unto them
      “It is a Container of Excrement and it is very strong, such that none may abide by it.”
      And The Managers went unto their Directors and sayeth,
      “It is a Vessel of Fertilizer, and none may abide its strength.”
      And The Directors spoke amongst themselves, saying one to another,
      “It contains that which aids Plant Growth, and it is very strong.”
      And The Directors went unto The Vice Presidents and sayeth unto them,
      “It promotes growth and is very Powerful.”
      And The Vice Presidents went unto The President and sayeth unto him,
      “This New Plan will Actively promote the growth and efficiency of this Company, and these areas in particular.”
      And The President looked upon The Plan and saw that it was good, and The Plan became Policy.
      And this is how “SHIT HAPPENS!”

      • anmariwakaranai November 4, 2023 at 1:53 pm #

        Paula, that ruled.

    • Night Owl November 3, 2023 at 7:44 pm #

      “We are ruled by increasingly inept, decadent, and out-of-touch elites who have shielded themselves from the consequences of their decision-making on behalf of the nation.”

      A clueless idiot. We are ruled largely by puppets associated with orgainzations that pay them to subvert democracy and implement plans no one would vote for.

      Not sure I have seen such an offering of soft-serve posted here from a respectable poster.

      • OG November 3, 2023 at 8:20 pm #

        “We are ruled by increasingly inept, decadent, and out-of-touch elites who have shielded themselves from the consequences of their decision-making on behalf of the nation.”

        “We are ruled largely by puppets associated with orgainzations [sic] that pay them to subvert democracy and implement plans no one would vote for.”

        Both statements are true.

        • Beryl of Oyl November 4, 2023 at 10:24 am #

          Yes, thank you, and the article takes on the bureaucrat level.

    • SpeedyBB November 6, 2023 at 9:13 am #

      In this regard, Beryl, I found a first-person narrative on the experience of “heading an agency” very pleasurable reading:

      hXXps://www.theepochtimes.com/opinion/what-to-do-about-agency-capture-5522377?

      It was also neat to learn a new term: “agency capture”.

  64. Billy Hill November 3, 2023 at 3:40 pm #

    At the risk of being late to the table….

    Max Blumenthal (of The Gray Zone) has translated reportage from Haaretz that casts significant doubt on the official narrative regarding the Hamas attackers — beheading babies, burning victims, desecrating corpses, etc. The picture emerging is that of an Israeli military acting without restraint against Israelis. So for what it’s worth there is deep debate going on in Israel itself over just what exactly transpired on October 7th.

    Divide et vince.

    • OG November 3, 2023 at 5:41 pm #

      Gee … who ever would have even suspected such a turn of events?

      Well, in hindsight, I guess there is that whole “Thou shalt do war by deception” thing.

      ***
      “Yeah. Paragliders, I tell ya. Teams of two, they were. One was piloting the trike while the other gently parachuted down near the recently relocated Supernova Love & Peace music festival, see? And then they … killed forty babies! Yeah. That’s it. Chopped their little heads off, they did. Forty of them, there were. So … they’re the bad guys, see? And we’re the victims. Yeah. That’s the ticket!”

      • Jimmy Word November 3, 2023 at 7:15 pm #

        Bang that drum, OG!

        • OG November 3, 2023 at 7:39 pm #

          youtube.com/watch?v=8LdLIqkmMB0

    • Islander November 3, 2023 at 9:29 pm #

      JHK discounts Max Blulmenthal’s reporting because, he says, Max has a relationship problem with his father, Sidney Blumenthal.

      One of the more ridiculous ad hominems I have heard. Freud, down boy! Down! Down!

      The Gray Zone’s reporting has been excellent—both Blumenthal’s and Mate’s—and Blumenthal’s presentation on Big Israel, at the Rand Paul Institute in October, was outstanding.

      • timt November 3, 2023 at 9:56 pm #

        Except for this Gaza genocide evil I used to admire JHK’s honesty and writing skills. He’s a zionist jew and he’s stuck in his thinking and that is not going to change one bit.

        My mother married my step father when I was 10 and I too became a Catholic Jew. We celebrated Christmas AND lit the menorah.

        My three step brothers and my sister got along like we were real blood family. Two of my step brothers became very successful both in law and in music. Extremely talented and dedicated people.

        I could never talk about this stuff today with them, so I don’t, anymore than I’ll convince JHK of anything.

        I do respect that JHK allows county opinions on his site if they are well mannered. At the same time I think he is an apologist and possible a cheerleader of mass slaughter of innocent children who has to date showed zero concern for anyone but his own kind. Both sad and sick at the same time.

        I challenge him to debate/discuss this debacle with Max who is indeed outstanding. But we all know that will never happen because our host would get his clocked cleaned.

  65. malthuss November 3, 2023 at 3:44 pm #

    they’ll Cynthia McKinney your ass. If you persist, they will Paul Wellstone your ass. – OG

    ===========

    I have a busy schedule today and don’t have much time to spare for research. Please tell me what was done to these two individuals.

    / If I recall Wellstones plane crashed in Alaska.
    Obamas enemies plane or planes crashed in Hawaii.

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    • OG November 3, 2023 at 5:32 pm #

      Cynthia McKinney refused to swear allegiance to Israel. She was handled with kid gloves (merely ostracized and defunded).

      Paul Wellstone’s plane went down near Eveleth, MN in 2002.

      • Jimmy Word November 3, 2023 at 7:14 pm #

        Read her bio. She’s got some balls (figuratively), alright.

      • King of Comedy November 3, 2023 at 8:35 pm #

        Cynthia McKinney, huh?

        I have to ask, did you do a lot of acid back in the hippie days? Or maybe too many hockey pucks to the face.

        You’re perilously close to quoting Rashida Tlaib or from the deep geopolitical musings of Colin Kaepernick and in honor of that I’m instituting the OFFI (Old Fucking Fart Index). It measures geezers who have at least 8 toes in the grave and gauges how close they are to talking to imaginary people while sitting in a full Depends. Joe Biden for instance scores at least a 9.5 on the OFFI.

        What’s your score?

        • OG November 3, 2023 at 8:56 pm #

          Ha! I like it. You’re a funny guy.

          I was born in 1965 so I was too young for the hippie days and for pucks to the face (facemasks were mandatory by the time I was playing 14 & Under (Bantam) in 1978-79).

          I did drop lots of acid in the early 1980s, though. Good times.

          ***
          I’m not saying anything about Cynthia McKinney other than that she is an interesting case study. The fact that Congress critters must swear an allegiance to Israel is treasonous.

          ***
          I’m only 58 so I predict that I’m pretty low on your OFFI.

          • King of Comedy November 3, 2023 at 9:12 pm #

            Fair enough but I think McKinney getting ousted had a lot more to do with her sounding and acting like a regular on the Jerry Springer show than the machinations of a mysterious Abahamic cabal. Of course, you know what they say about opinions…

        • Jarek November 4, 2023 at 1:56 pm #

          Cynthia was/is a vicious Black anti-White racist, yes. Does that mean she was wrong about everything? About 2+2 equaling 4? Or that she shouldn’t have to swear loyalty to a foreign nation?

  66. malthuss November 3, 2023 at 3:48 pm #

    When Mexico allowed dual citizenship the ‘angelinos’ lined up for their mexican rites.

    The LA Times put them on page one like it was good.

    Man in line>>>>

    ‘Ive never been to mexico but i m a mexican and I want my citizenship.’

  67. Jarek November 3, 2023 at 3:54 pm #

    Wolf Blitzer was said to have been dumbfounded when Israel admitted that it has bombed the same refugees camp twice. Morally? Or just sputtering because there was no way to spin it, amazed at the idiocy of it. One is reminded of the travails of the blonde PR lady who worked for Bishop Law in Boston. Or the guy who used to do the advertising for Bud Light: I spent twenty years building up te brand and they destroyed it in a weekend.

    • Billy Hill November 3, 2023 at 4:36 pm #

      It’s too stupid to be stupid.

      (Not Bud Light though. That was/is a future Harvard Business School Case Study in pure unadulterated arrogant sui generis stupidity.)

  68. Wizard of the Saddle November 3, 2023 at 5:30 pm #

    I commend our host for this excellent blog post today on a topic that is of obvious personal interest to him. It takes guts to write one’s honest views on this topic – especially in the current political environment where any discussion of Israel and Jewish-Americans inevitably tends to produce more heat than light.

    JHK’s column also validated many opinions I’ve held for some time now about why such lopsided numbers of Jewish-Americans support the Democrats. I personally believe that this support has been foolish and misguided and the current eruption of mass anti-Semitism within all of the institutions controlled by the Democrat Party proves that American Jews have hitched their wagons to the wrong damn horse.

    Just today I read a piece from Bloomberg about liberal Jewish-Americans flocking to gun stores and firing ranges to arm up and get training. I commend that and am happy to see these new converts to the cause of the Second Amendment. I just hope that they also re-examine the rest of their liberal views, which I believe no longer serve them well as citizens of this country.

    It is in the Republican Party that you find, for example, evangelical Christians who are staunch supporters of Israel as a matter of religious faith. In 2024, simply as a matter of self-preservation and common sense, one would hope to see a mass exodus of Jewish-American voters from the Democrats – who utterly hate and loathe them – into the MAGA GOP which has largely been very friendly to Israel and American Jews.

    At the end of the day it must surely dawn on many Hebrews in this country that most Democrat blacks look at them as just another “rich Whitey” to detest. It was a very small step from there for these same allegedly “anti-racist” blacks to start spewing anti-Semitic hateful behavior.

    I’ll close by noting that as a Greek-American from Texas I have no dog in the Middle East fight, but I think Jews have done a far better job of assimilating into this country than any of the Muslims who’ve been allowed to swarm in over the past few decades. Say what you want about the Jewish race, but at least they don’t demand that we all convert to Judaism or suffer having our heads chopped off. So if I tilt ever so slightly towards one side or the other, I have to give Israel the nod.

    Having said that, I remain an America First advocate. Once one comes to America the first loyalty needs to be to America. I love my father’s Greek culture and heritage, but my national allegiance is to this land – the land of my birth. It should be like this for any who come here. Once one becomes an America one must necessarily surrender all other former foreign allegiances. It is only right.

    • Soul Forensics November 3, 2023 at 6:13 pm #

      It’s funny because the hyphenated identities are often wrong, as well.

      Most who call themselves, or who are called, African-Americans either came from or had parents who came from the Caribbean.

      • Soul Forensics November 3, 2023 at 6:18 pm #

        Then what about the mixed pedigrees?

        Should one, for the sake of ‘respect’ and accuracy, call oneself an Italian-Irish-Lithuanian-Scottish American? Kinda like LGBTQIFFR+++ I suppose, except for the fact that these countries actually exist, unlike many of the letters in the latter bloated acronym.

    • Mac November 3, 2023 at 6:24 pm #

      With respect to Jews now buying guns. Maybe it dawned on them that the people who got slaughtered were basically defenseless because Israel has strict gun control laws. They can’t have a Second Amendment because of all the Arabs living in Israel. Can’t arm them, right? If you take out the suicides and killings in Democrat-run cities, America is quite safe despite the widespread ownership of guns. What happened in Southern Israel could never have happened in America.

      • Night Owl November 3, 2023 at 7:32 pm #

        Far more were slaughtered by Netan-yahoo and his (by his own admission) use of the Isreali people as test subjects for Pfister.

        Incredibly, the mass murder from just a year ago has already left the minds of the morons.

      • King of Comedy November 3, 2023 at 8:43 pm #

        This is a road to Damascus moment for the Jews… or not. Time will tell. With friends like these and all that…

      • BackRowHeckler November 3, 2023 at 9:46 pm #

        That’s true. Criminal violence in White America is is about equal to Switzerland or the Czech Republic.

    • studejack November 3, 2023 at 7:27 pm #

      Wiz, that is a fine expression of what it means to be ian assimilated American. I guess I’m a German-American technically, more accurately a Pennsylvania Dutchman, but my family’s been here since 1805 or earlier, and I have about zero interest in the fate of the German people nor any family feeling toward them. I do however feel warmth and affection for England, because England is the mother country of my country. I have had many Jewish friends over the years, and 90% of them would probably say the same thing, and in fact I was always amazed at how little interested they were in the fate of Israel. Just like me, they’re AMERICAN. Yes, Ladies and Gentlemen, it IS a nationality after all.

      If you turned the television news on exactly 50 years ago you would hear Howard K Smith and Harry Reasoner tell you about the Yom Kippur war and the problems of Israel defending itself. In other words, since I was 12 years old the news has not really changed much in that country. Believe me when I say that I hate to admit that after all this time I am rather tired of hearing it. I switched off Ben Shapiro the other day because he was on his usual rant about his favorite topic. And no matter how many influential Jews there are in America, the fact of the matter is that especially as more Americans come from other parts of the world, there are fewer and fewer people who do not suffer compassion fatigue like I do, and who wonder why it is that Americans are expected to subsidize a relatively small country but not other countries whose citizens also immigrate here, and who also suffer atrocities. (The flag at my local township office is flying at half staff for a month. Why? Could it be our governor is Mr. Shapiro?) I think I know the answer, but it is certainly no surprise that the question gets asked. We all have problems, but for the better part of my lifetime the problems of one particular group have gotten broadcast perhaps more than others, on account of their outside influence and success in American society and the West generally, you can certainly understand why there would be a lot of green-eyed people who say, it’s not enough that you’re successful and Rich and smart and powerful, but you also have to tell us your problems on a daily basis. I mean that as nicely as I can express it. It’s just human nature.

      • Night Owl November 3, 2023 at 8:11 pm #

        “I’m a German-American technically, more accurately a Pennsylvania Dutchman, but my family’s been here since 1805 or earlier, and I have about zero interest in the fate of the German people nor any family feeling toward them”

        That is because you are an American. You have no connection whatsoever to Germany, and you would feel like you landed on Mars if you were sent here.

        After decades living abroad and traveling the world, I have noticed that Americans are the only people that do the hyphenated thing.

        • BackRowHeckler November 3, 2023 at 9:42 pm #

          Eisenhower hated the Germans. Not sure how other Flag Officers like General Spatz, General Kreuger, Admiral Nimitz, General Theodore Roosevelt, jr. and dozens of other officers with German ancestry felt about their German cousins.

          • BackRowHeckler November 3, 2023 at 9:43 pm #

            Not to mention General Rickenbacker from WW1.

          • Jarek November 3, 2023 at 10:42 pm #

            Patton admired them. He loathed the way that they were treated after the War and planned to speak out about it once he got back to the States.

            He never made it back. A dying Jedburgh admitted to the assassination.

          • Night Owl November 4, 2023 at 6:25 pm #

            The longer I am here the more I tend toward hate in some areas myself.

            There are some great things about Germany, but many aspects of this society are sick. The general level of anger one encounters here among the average Joes is also something I never really noticed in the US.

    • beantownbill. November 4, 2023 at 1:27 pm #

      @Wizard:

      I look at myself as an American, first, then a Jew, so I guess I am an American Jew, not a Jewish-American.

      Good, reasonable post, Wiz.

  69. malthuss November 3, 2023 at 6:09 pm #

    When I “served” in the military, over 7 years I may have met 7 Jewish-Americans. Yet many bases had “Jewish” chaplain.

    / comical.

    • furyus November 3, 2023 at 8:46 pm #

      Were you actively seeking them out or did only seven people work “I’m a Jew” into the conversation? Seems a fairly significant recollection from seven years of military duty. I served six myself, but I didn’t keep track of such things. And rabbi is probably more accurate than chaplain.

  70. BULLITT November 3, 2023 at 6:13 pm #

    The Jewish people in the Country tends to rely on everyone else to protect them, yet people like Mike Bloomberg want to do away with guns. If you search religion in the U.S. military, you will find that Baptists, Catholics, and those without a religious preference outnumber all other religious groups. The Jewish faith contributes little to manning our military.
    I’m sure the military recruiters aren’t being overrun by young Jewish volunteers wanting to support their homeland.
    Do the Jewish people in this Country feel they are too good to be in the military. Yes, I know there are exceptions, but numbers do not lie.
    Think about it…
    Some of my Italian uncles fought in WWII. And yes, they fought against Italy. They were true Americans!

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    • Jimmy Word November 3, 2023 at 7:12 pm #

      One, the military doesn’t pay well – at all.

      Two, the military doesn’t have a career field for bankers.

      And three, although the military does offer careers for lawyers, they’re not for top-drawer, connected types. Mostly the just the dregs from second and third tier law schools who have nowhere else to go.

      Those factors all tend to limit their numbers.

    • King of Comedy November 3, 2023 at 8:50 pm #

      It’s hardly a Jewish thing. The overwhelming majority of Americans depend on someone else to protect them since only about 0.4 % of the population is active military. It’s only about 7-8% when you factor in all who have ever served.

    • furyus November 3, 2023 at 10:12 pm #

      Shocking, considering that Christians make up roughly 70% of those claiming a religious affiliation in the United States, while those identifying as Jewish are a hair below 2%. So you’re right, numbers don’t lie – which is probably why your claim is virtually number-free.

      By the way, have you served or are you just hollering down from the peanut gallery?

    • messianicdruid November 5, 2023 at 3:17 am #

      “If you search religion in the U.S. military, you will find that Baptists, Catholics, and those without a religious preference outnumber all other religious groups.”

      When they were making my dogtsgs they asked for my religion and I replied “christian”. Couldn’t find it on their list so they put “unknown” on my dogtags.

      Do you think this explains denominationslism [ divide and conquer ]?

  71. anmariwakaranai November 3, 2023 at 6:20 pm #

    Sublime James.

  72. anmariwakaranai November 3, 2023 at 6:32 pm #

    tikkun olam all you want
    The trick’s in the cursive, the style, the font
    Trouble is when we try to be the Word
    We fail in manner so absurd

    The Word is what heaven and earth run from
    Too pure by far, a conundrum
    It blows the wheels right off your house
    Exhales galaxies…. expands

    It might be dark matter
    It scatters
    More than a big bang baby
    It’s the whole shebang, maybe.

    ——–

    What is of God remains,
    All else will perish.

    • anmariwakaranai November 3, 2023 at 6:35 pm #

      Messy and zaz I think. Never preached mess and don’t know how to interpret that passage. Zaz, the internets are 4eva! (From yesterday’s post).

      • messianicdruid November 5, 2023 at 3:28 am #

        “Sin is the transgression of the law.”

        Knowing the difference between “lawful” and “legal” and considering where it is found tells me that it is talking about the Word of God and not “the traditions of the elders” or denominationally unique doctrines.

        Most preachers will use “missing the mark” which is vague enough to support the line-drawing-game.

    • OG November 3, 2023 at 7:27 pm #

      Nice!

  73. RD3 November 3, 2023 at 8:09 pm #

    “Antisemitism” = saying something Jews disagree with

    • Jimmy Word November 4, 2023 at 10:42 am #

      It’s a great tool, ain’t it? Especially when they legislate into law.

  74. dvwilliamson November 3, 2023 at 8:20 pm #

    Whoa, Nellie. If one wanted to thread needles (plural) with a torpedo–this essay does it. Well done.

    And, look at the volume of comments… Whoa, Nellie!

    Very small, technical point: The “Finance Capitalism” people have ventured out. You know, the people who’ve been blaming everything on “bankers” of the “Rothschilds” types since 1815. The basic claim seems to be: corporate interests, including the banks, love to inspire war, because it’s good for business. In other words, banking causes wars. I will suggest that there is some causality here but that the direction of causality is the reverse: wars cause banking!

    Basically, warring parties need to finance their wars. Thus, they go to their banker friends. So, of course, one can find bankers milling around wherever the business of war is about. Because the people getter their wars on call on the bankers, not the reverse.

    Meanwhile, banking to warring parties does pose risks. Many an Italian banking house went under after loaning prodigious sums to kings at war and to warrior Popes. And it was not for nothing that Edward II of England, the “Hammer of the Scots,” cast the Jews out of Inger-land. Italians and Jews were his bankers, and he couldn’t pay up. So, he defaulted on all of them, and cast out those who had been resident in his realm. It’s really a simple story.

    • OG November 3, 2023 at 8:37 pm #

      “‘You Americans are so naive!'”
      – Steve Martin

      ***
      “All wars are bankers’ wars.”
      – Michael Rivero

      whatreallyhappened.com/WRHARTICLES/bankersinonechunk.php

    • GreenAlba November 3, 2023 at 8:52 pm #

      “Meanwhile, banking to warring parties does pose risks. ”

      The smart money backs both warring parties at the same time.

    • Paula D November 4, 2023 at 5:13 pm #

      Why should bankers mill around waiting for a war to start, in order to profit?

      Much more proactive to stir up wars, instead.

      But in America, we also have the military industrial complex profiting from wars.
      Plus, now we have Big Pharma, with Pfizer at the #4 position of war profiteering.

      Not to be outdone, even McDonalds and Taco Bell now get into the act, as the soldiers stationed at one of the 800+ military bases around the world (not counting the US), also cash in on the loot.

      In case you’re wondering why the US spends over a trillion dollars on the MIC every year, but has supposedly run out of weapons to give Ukraine to kill Russians.

      A billion here, a billion there, pretty soon you’re talking a lot of hamburgers. And vaccines.

      • Paula D November 4, 2023 at 5:14 pm #

        That is, the fast food joints cash in on the MIC loot, by selling junk food to soldiers on base.

  75. Htruth November 3, 2023 at 8:32 pm #

    Supernova Concert Site Location Moved 2 Days Before Attack In Israel: https://americanyellowvest.wordpress.com/2023/10/11/supernova-concert-site-location-moved-2-days-before-attack-in-israel/

    Israel Supernova Concert Organizers Killed https://youtu.be/d74tAYYjb8Q?si=oQFm8-CXgkIb8Qvw

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  76. MrMangoOnMyShoulder November 3, 2023 at 8:47 pm #

    JHK – nice piece. Honest and poignant.

    Without any skin in the current game (as a Slovak Lutheran in the Midwest), I wonder if the Israelis are taking on a fight to get themselves back in the news cycle and get some business done. Dunno. But it make little sense, and they will do what they will do; we have no say. We’ll talk about it for decades, no matter the immediate outcome.

    On another note, my (doctorate-holding) brother told me today that he had an appointment for a needle in his arm. I asked why. He said flu and covid. I asked why. He said, “It’s that time of the year.” I said, “Okay.”

    So many different world views. We are fucked. Enjoy the ride.

  77. reggiezz November 3, 2023 at 8:51 pm #

    The Bible is full of stories of heroic men and women who overcame their misfortune, and that of their people at the time, by ingratiating themselves to the foreign leaders holding power over them. The stories have happy endings. In real life, aligning yourself with a ruling elite is likely to breed massive resentment from the local peasants, who will blame you for everything when things go wrong.

  78. SW November 3, 2023 at 9:05 pm #

    What happened October 7th was a revolt by the men, young and old, who let Netanyahu know they would no longer live like dogs, waiting for scraps to be thrown to them by a master who made no secret of the fact he hates them and wants to destroy them. I’m sure they knew what hell they would open with their act but they were going for broke. It says something about the conditions they were living under that death was preferable to life as a prisoner.

    I’m not anti-semitic, I’m anti-tyrant. Netanyahu has appealed to the worst impulses in his followers (as all tyrants do) to convince them their acts are above scrutiny and their adversaries are “human animals.” People who object to this thinly veiled attempt at genocide are tired of being labeled anti-semitic when they’re not. My friends who are Jewish don’t think of me as their “Catholic friend” anymore than I think of them as my “Jewish friends.”

    No one — including Jews — wants to be locked in a ghetto to be controlled, vilified and slowly starved and what’s so horrible about this, is no one should know this better than Jews themselves. During the civil rights movement I saw an interview with one of the leaders (sorry, don’t remember which one) who made a point I still remember: if you want to keep a man down in a ditch, you’ve got to stay in that ditch with him b/c no one will stay there voluntarily.

    Cold-blooded murder of defenseless people is an evil whether it comes from the barrel of a gun or a bomb dropped from the sky. A complete ceasefire is the first step to stop this insane revenge killing and only America can do it.

    • MrMangoOnMyShoulder November 3, 2023 at 9:20 pm #

      What can America do?

    • MrMangoOnMyShoulder November 3, 2023 at 9:20 pm #

      Ceasefire negates the big dick contest. Which is paramount.

      • Ron Anselmo November 3, 2023 at 11:14 pm #

        Mango – the US is limp – they can pretend with duct tape & popsicle sticks – but that’ll only play so long.

        You watch, someone is going to pull their pants down – soon.

    • Socrates-Detroit November 4, 2023 at 12:57 pm #

      SW Well-said.

      And some Jews locked up in a ghetto, who knew they were doomed, DID revolt–using guns.

      The 1943 Warsaw Ghetto uprising.

    • malthuss November 4, 2023 at 4:57 pm #

      I try to stay neutral. But ‘they’ went from under a million musiies to 2 or 3 million…no genocide.

  79. FGB3 November 3, 2023 at 10:06 pm #

    Jim brought in an important topic…

    How the American Liberal “movement” was initiated by Jewish Americans, and why. The Jews had been underdogs so long that when they came here and were accepted and “made it” socio-economically, they looked around and saw a real underdog in the Negros.

    They knew what that was about, and naturally wanted to do something to stop that racism (segregation, Jim Crow). And from their positions of power in various organs of communication they did do something about it. That was good.

    This resonated with and bolstered the liberalism of the whites.They readily adopted this Jewish liberalism as it fit right in with their politics of standing up for “the little guy”, be he an Appalachian coal-miner, a Dust Bowl farmer, or the inner-city poor in general. These white Christian intellectual Liberals felt good morally about this. And they were invariably Democrats.

    But then something odd happened. This group of good-hearted, virtuous Americans were captured by a cabal of bad men who sought only one thing: Power. The cared not for “America”, or the Negros, or the coal-miners, or anybody really.

    They systematically captured the reins of power, mostly by getting these liberal Americans to buy into their propaganda. It was easy to get these white liberals to equate the civil rights movement, etc. with all this ‘equity and diversity’ nonsense. Then along came the poor “immigrants” seeking “asylum”, the poor Ukrainians, and the poor Palestinians.

    These virtuous white liberals have been programed to believe any tale of oppression on its surface, without ever looking any deeper into the matter. In the case of Ukraine, if they did, they’d see that the real aggressor was Ukraine not Russia! And the “anti-vaxxers” aren’t bad; its the medical fiends pushing the vaccines. And those calling for a secure border are not “racists”; but the real bad guy was the villain that created the Open Borders psy-op that hid behind “racism”, while destroying America culturally.

    • Paula D November 4, 2023 at 5:20 pm #

      Agree. Jim was talking about Jim Crow, not pornography. Improving America meant doing away with laws of apartheid.

      But yeah, now the “liberals” are hating on free speech and the right to bodily integrity, plus cheering on Nazis, all in the name of “tolerance”.

      Weird how people can be twisted into delusion so easily.

  80. Q. Shtik November 3, 2023 at 10:15 pm #

    To change the subject for a moment…

    Tomorrow at noon Rutgers hosts a football game with Ohio State. Ohio State has moved up to the top ranked team in the nation. Not just in the Big 10 but #1 in the whole country.

    Talking head prognosticators seem to be anticipating a blood bath. I will be happy if Rutgers can just manage to throw a scare into OS like, say, by scoring first. And then maybe scoring a TD in both the first and second half.

    More than likely though the final score will be something like 50 or 60 to 0.

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    • Q. Shtik November 3, 2023 at 10:17 pm #

      in favor of OS.

    • Jimmy Word November 4, 2023 at 9:23 am #

      Rutgers is pretty decent this year. I think you just might be pleasantly surprised, although I doubt they’ll be able to pull off the upset.

      • Jimmy Word November 4, 2023 at 3:44 pm #

        Couldn’t quite pull it off. Played well, though!

  81. oldwood November 3, 2023 at 11:01 pm #

    The original American settlers were escaping oppression and came to a land sparsely inhabited by savages who made no use of the natural resources God had provided, thus providing the rationalization that it was God’s will that we step in and take over.
    Of course these savages were resistant and incredibly brutal in retribution, which gave us even greater rationalization to clear God’s land of such demonic heathens.
    And we did.
    But really all we did was follow the template of our tyrants who were busily colonizing the world, enslaving domestic populations across the planet.
    There is no reason Israel should be prevented from doing what has been done repeatedly over the centuries and lay claim to God’s gift to them, killing anyone who disagrees.
    And if this ultimately leads to nuclear destruction of humanity, then that too will be God’s will.
    Embrace the horror.
    To throw shade would be entirely antisemitic.

    • Why_weren't_we_asked_about_Degrowth November 3, 2023 at 11:53 pm #

      You tell yourself that. Glory on to God

      They didn’t use the resources. How come the Jamestown and Plymouth inhabitants were so bad at adapting that they failed or lost most of their population. The Indians didn’t share the 600 years of warring over monarchies and religions that the Europeans did.

      Yes, I’m aware that I have profited from the slaughter of the original inhabitants, but I don’t look at it as a great achievement or something ordained by the Gods. I look at as a lost opportunity to learn from another culture that may have understood something about living in this country that we never will.

      We got a lot of strip malls out of it though

      • BackRowHeckler November 4, 2023 at 12:27 am #

        The Indians came in from southern Siberia, taking the long way around. Trouble is even after 20,000 years in the Americas they hadn’t come up with the concept of the wheel. They were a stone age people when they got here from Asia & they remained a stone age people until the Spanish showed up & showed them what the wheel was all about.

        • OG November 4, 2023 at 1:52 am #

          We took a tour of Coba (a Mayan archeological site) near Cancun in 2013. Our tour guide told us that TPTB there knew about the wheel but kept it from the populace because of their fear of upsetting the apple-cart while they enjoyed the status quo.

          She never explained how we supposedly know that today.

          • Anthea November 4, 2023 at 3:19 am #

            @ OG:

            I’ve read that the Aztecs kinda-sorta knew about the wheel, in that they had toys with wheels. Apparently it never occurred to them that the wheel might be of practical use.

          • Jarek November 4, 2023 at 2:02 pm #

            They knew about the wheel of the year.

            The Romans knew about water mills with which to grind grind. But they were too deeply enmeshed in slavery to let it go.

            What would all the slaves do with themselves? If you dressed yourself, what would your butler do but die on the street corner – like so many former Blacks slaves did in the Old South.

        • gustafson.robert.22 November 4, 2023 at 5:25 am #

          Thank God for the Spanish and the wheel.

          • BackRowHeckler November 4, 2023 at 8:21 am #

            Yeah, the Wheel & other European technologies like the printing press & the clock were certainly a step up from the Arawaks that Columbus found in the Caribbean, who practiced cannibalism, or the Aztecs Cortez encountered in Mexico a few decades later, who based their culture on human sacrifice. I’d say the wheel was an improvement, wouldn’t you?

            I know Zaz, who thinks humanity began to go downhill when the Paleolithic age ended about 10,000 BC & people began farming, wouldn’t agree. He thinks eating wild roots, worshipping fire, and hunting Mastadons with spears is as far as humanity should have progressed. That was the Golden Age of Anarchism. The other Golden Age of Anarchism was the period 1870-1920, when the Anarchists were assassinating national leaders in the US, Russia & Europe, and setting bombs off in the public square,

          • gustafson.robert.22 November 4, 2023 at 9:41 am #

            You’re better suited for current-events humor, BackRow, although your takedowns of modern anarchism are great. Maybe the last two centuries are your forte.

          • Anthea November 4, 2023 at 11:13 am #

            I think a person could make a pretty good argument that, while might does not make right, a lot of times, right makes might.

            A society that is not underpinned by well established moral and ethical principles cannot be successful.

            You can’t have a successful–let alone prosperous–society that allows its members to steal from each other. No one will grow crops or produce human necessities if there is a high risk that their work-products will be stolen. You can go through all the other Ten Commandments and see how this works.

            A society that deals ethically with foreigners will enjoy beneficial trade relations and become more prosperous.

          • Jarek November 4, 2023 at 2:06 pm #

            BRH: I think it was the Caribs (from the mainland) who were the Cannibals. The Arawaks were dinner.

            Could be wrong. In Mexico, the dinner tribes were thrilled to help the Spanish take down the Aztecs. If the Spanish didn’t watch them, they’d have the Aztec prisoners on the fire in no time.

            But where is the moral superiority? Non-existent!

        • malthuss November 4, 2023 at 4:59 pm #

          and brought horses.

      • Jimmy Word November 4, 2023 at 9:21 am #

        I read oldwood’s comment as sarcasm.

        • Paula D November 4, 2023 at 5:23 pm #

          I did too, but it cracks me up that so many agreed.

          Well, it’s probably not that funny.

          • Jimmy Word November 5, 2023 at 9:08 am #

            The best sarcasm or satire is like that. The audience has no idea how to take it.

      • MrMangoOnMyShoulder November 4, 2023 at 9:52 am #

        They used the resources just fine. They just had a different ceiling in mind.

        The myriad ways to preserve corn, for example, and make it through the winter. In the Plains, the bison was used to its last millimeter when killed, providing food, clothing, and shelter. They knew how to stretch their natural wampum more than the new civilized folk with guns. Then the new civilized folk with guns learned these things from them while realizing they could then do much more. Jeans, banks, land treaties, Chevettes with after-market cruise control, and Cheetos. You know, the necessities.

        The wheel was somehow a new one though. Odd, because it seems like most people would come up with that. But hey – I didn’t come up with it…it was just presented to me as a simple reality. So who knows.

        When the caramel apple pop (sour apple sucker covered in a small layer of caramel) came out in the 90s, an old man said to me, “Huh. Why the hell didn’t I think of that?” Maybe it was the same with the wheel. Or maybe not. One is necessary, the other is dumb. But they should both exist, cuz humans gonna human, eventually.

        • Paula D November 4, 2023 at 5:25 pm #

          Is the wheel that great of an invention without the internal combustion engine and paved roads?

          I mean, if you’re just using it to haul things around, the travois works just as well.

          • gustafson.robert.22 November 5, 2023 at 12:52 am #

            No cart-drawing domesticable animals in the Western hemisphere till 1500.

        • Paula D November 4, 2023 at 5:27 pm #

          I remember reading an article that asked why humans had legs instead of wheels, when wheels are so much faster.

          Then they pointed out the problems with wheels, and legs did seem a better choice.

      • King of Comedy November 4, 2023 at 12:00 pm #

        I’m curious how anyone alive today “profited from the slaughter of the original inhabitants” because if there is somewhere to sign up for a share of that profit, I’m getting in that line.

        It’s a ridiculous notion, of course, and it’s part and parcel of the Marxist oppressor/oppressed horseshit. It’s also an indirect way of trying to tear down the accomplishments of the West (read Whitey) which again is a feature not a bug of the Marxist douchebagism (you’ll notice for instance that anytime “equity” is proselytized, standards invariably are reduced… it’s all about tearing down, not raising up).

        What’s also curious is the fact that many who are quick to point out how da Joos had a big hand in the progressive project are also apparently on board with many of its tenets. I would argue that these fellow travelers are actually the main culprits responsible for the American death spiral. A tiny minority pushing an agenda would have a great deal of trouble implementing that an agenda without a healthy by-in from a significant portion of the non-minority population. There is after all a reason why the term “useful idiot” exists.

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