Lion of the Blogosphere

A comment seen at the NY Times

There was a NY Times upshot article praising the Bernie Sanders ad (hat tip ‏@Steve_Sailer ). There I read the top-most-featured comment:

I don’t watch television so I had never seen the Bernie Sanders ad until now. I think it’s immensely offensive: there must be several hundred people shown in this ad, and I see four fleeting images of African-American faces and one possibly Asian-American. His America is definitely not mine, and I wouldn’t want to live in his.

For what it’s worth, I’m an over-60 white female Democrat, and I have spent all but one year of my life living in cities. The one year I tried living in the country, I felt I was living in Ghostville: all I could see were middle class white faces. So I fled back to MY America, where I see and live with all manner of colors and classes, people of poverty and people with Ph.D.s; Jews, Christians, Muslims, Black Muslims, Hindus and people of no faith.

I believe the commenter is correct, the ad intentionally did what she claimed it did, show almost only white people.

Could Bernie Sanders and Donald Trump be closer to each other than the mainstream media realizes?

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I personally think it was an awesome ad.

Written by Lion of the Blogosphere

January 2, 2017 at 3:37 pm

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  1. My SJW acquaintances complained throughout the early part of the campaign that Trump and Sanders were both WN candidates. Any candidate who appeals primarily to whites must of course be a WN. (I don’t know if these people just didn’t notice that the country is actually majority white or what…)

    EvolutionistX

    January 2, 2017 at 4:05 pm

  2. The original Bernie Sanders may well have been closer to Trump than commonly acknowledged. Sanders did an interview with Vox in July of 2015 in which he triggered those teen liberals hard about immigration. But over the course of the campaign they got to Bernie and by the time of the Las Vegas debate with Hillary, his position was identical to Hillary’s.

    Mike Street Station

    January 2, 2017 at 4:07 pm

    • It’s hard to blame him. He was a small time politician before competing against Hillary. Trump has been in the national spotlight for decades.

      JW Bell

      January 2, 2017 at 5:42 pm

    • Old school leftists uniformly opposed immigration because they knew it lowered the wages of the working class. The current crop of leftists, however, uniformly support open borders because multiculturalism has become the prime directive.

      Lewis Medlock

      January 3, 2017 at 2:48 pm

      • Socialists may be economically illiterate, but at least they care about the working class. The American Democratic party is basically just an association of minorities with grievances, not a true left-wing party at all.

        Peter Akuleyev

        January 4, 2017 at 9:23 am

      • Plus global warming and transgender bathroom rights.

        Lion of the Blogosphere

        January 4, 2017 at 9:33 am

  3. She isn’t the first person to point out the whiteness of the add. Most whites, even liberal whites, don’t really like diversity.

    White hatred for diversity is what has destroyed the Democratic party at all levels of government, and is what will ultimately get Trump re-elected.

    Otis the Sweaty

    January 2, 2017 at 4:09 pm

    • Shockingly, I met a few White Americans in Canada, who think Canada is too White for their taste. Their reason to remain in the Great White North — it has a strong robust middle class, the nerve of them!

      JS

      January 2, 2017 at 5:51 pm

      • They want to live somewhere safe and orderly, and at the same time be sleazy and degenerate themselves. Basically the impulses of a teenager. And it has to be cheaper than NYC!

        Glengarry

        January 3, 2017 at 4:40 am

  4. Once again, your typical self-loathing virtue-signaler is far more likely to bash the middle class than the upper class.

    Fiddlesticks

    January 2, 2017 at 4:13 pm

    • that’s what identity politics is all about. protect the oligarchs by distracting the populace and threatening them with labels like “racist”, etc. it worked until now. should trump keep none of his populist promises…there will be blood…oh believe me! the alt-right has guns, and they aren’t stupid.

      Vancouver! Vancouver! This is it!

      January 3, 2017 at 2:23 am

    • it worked until now. should trump keep none of his populist promises…there will be blood…oh believe me!

      Otis-Vancouver 2024?

      The Undiscovered Jew

      January 3, 2017 at 5:49 pm

      • those who strive for wealth and/or power and/or fame have something wrong with them. in a country like the US which has no national identity and 320m people, this is doubly true. the result is government by those who are for the most part bad, “kakocracy”. although it’s less true of the rich entrepreneur than of the c-suite or politicians. god forbid we should ever be 20 years without such a rebellion.

        Vancouver! Vancouver! This is it!

        January 3, 2017 at 8:03 pm

    • The old-school Bolsheviks used to blast the rich because they viewed them as capitalist exploiters. The new hipster left attacks the white workers because they’re seen as racist, sexist, and homophobic.

      Lewis Medlock

      January 4, 2017 at 3:32 pm

      • american business is both more and less exploitative than it was.

        it is less exploitative in that poverty is now usually the result of exclusion, uselessness, or labor oversupply than the result of subsistence wages. that is, if it’s a real job you won’t be poor, but there has been an explosion of bullshit jobs and a reduction in the number of real jobs.

        it is more exploitative in that marx’s old “surplus value” was justified so far as it went to capital improvements, but now 90% of profits are paid to shareholders.

        it is also more exploitative in the difference between the c-suite and the rest. american CEOs loot their companies.

        supply side has been tried for the last 35 years and it’s failed empirically. more income to capital has not resulted in more investment. it’s just resulted in asset price inflation and misery. if trump turns out to be just paul ryan with bad hair…it’s political suicide…and probably literal suicide. the supposedly “leftist” dems are what used to be called republicans as recently as the 1970s. it’s latin america and its oligarchies for the US or it’s revolution. bet on the former.

        Vancouver! Vancouver! This is it!

        January 4, 2017 at 9:02 pm

      • you have to include buybacks. but maybe this is just “recapitalization” with more debt.

        given the s&p has a p/e of 26, the “total yield” is paid for with > 100% of profits. i’ll guess other businesses are similar to the 500.

        Vancouver! Vancouver! This is it!

        January 4, 2017 at 9:18 pm

  5. It was an Iowa ad and reflected the demographics of US citizens in Iowa.

    But yes, Sanders and Trump are much closer than mainstream media likes to say. Also closer than Sanders and Trump like to say.

    And it was a great ad.

    owentt

    January 2, 2017 at 4:29 pm

  6. To answer your question, I don’t think so. Bernie Sanders’ public stance is clear; he espouses anti-white ideology. It doesn’t really matter what his most private thoughts are. It’s his words and his actions that count. If someone injures or kills another person, even though he didn’t really want to, the deed has still been done, and the assailant’s remorse makes no difference to the victim or the victim’s loved ones.

    Stealth

    January 2, 2017 at 4:43 pm

    • Sanders knows that open borders and the various big trade deals have hurt the working class. However, he also believes all the leftist propaganda regarding feminism, homophobia, Islamophobia, killer cops, white racism, multiculturalism, etc. Therefore, Sanders cannot oppose open borders because he would be seen as anti-immigrant and racist.

      Lewis Medlock

      January 3, 2017 at 2:57 pm

      • He might not. What’s important is that he obeys and that he’s accepted by the others on his team.

        Stealth

        January 3, 2017 at 8:10 pm

  7. Can you imagine if she’d written this about the year she spent in Ghana (all those black faces!) or the highlands of Peru (all those Incans!)? But what hell is it to have to look at white people? Who could survive it for long?

    KM32

    January 2, 2017 at 4:50 pm

  8. Would it be offensive if I asked you if your own identification with what the ad is showing reflects what you look like pigmentation-wise, Lion? AJ’s have a lot of color spectrum.

    Trogs

    January 2, 2017 at 4:58 pm

    • I’m sure he’s at least as white as the people in the ad. Ashkenazis range from blond to Mediterranean but not usually any darker than that.

      SFG

      January 2, 2017 at 9:24 pm

  9. Speaking of Jews and socialists, Obama now rated worst anti-Semite of 2016: http://www.jpost.com/Diaspora/UN-vote-tops-Wiesenthal-top-10-lit-of-antisemitic-anti-Israel-cases-476646

    Robert

    January 2, 2017 at 5:06 pm

  10. No, I don’t think Bernie and Trump are close to each other. I think the ad was an oversight. I noticed the lack of black faces, but I think that people who read about this stuff on the internet are prone to do that. The vast majority of white people take default whiteness for granted. In fact I think most blacks do to and it doesn’t bother them overmuch. It’s just part of life. The people it bothers are BLM types and white leftists.

    The commenter was a white leftist with borderline personality disorder, like all of them. They have successfully pushed an entire mass society to the brink of madness with their gaslighting provocations. Do not believe for a moment that Trump’s election has made them wiser or more humble.

    gothamette

    January 2, 2017 at 5:14 pm

    • To paraphrase Marco Rubio, the people who made the ad knew exactly what they were doing.

      Lion of the Blogosphere

      January 2, 2017 at 5:32 pm

    • Sanders was anti-immigration until recently.

      GondwanaMan

      January 2, 2017 at 5:33 pm

      • A lot of liberals, especially older white guys such as Sanders and Chris Matthews, disageee with certain aspects of modern liberalism. Occasionally, they let their true feelings and thoughts be known. However, their conformist instincts kick in when the hierarchy scolds them, and they fall into line – enthusiastically. They just can’t help themselves.

        Stealth

        January 3, 2017 at 7:11 am

      • You cannot be a 1960s-style Democrat anymore. If you argue that the millions of illegal Mexicans are taking jobs from Americans and/or reducing their wages, you’d be termed a racist and driven out of the party.

        Lewis Medlock

        January 4, 2017 at 3:40 pm

    • Bernie Sanders’ SWPL crowd are mostly young White 20s somethings, who now feel the pain, when the money runs out after years of subsidizing their colored peers. You can no longer preach diversity when the bank account is dry.

      JS

      January 2, 2017 at 5:38 pm

      • Time to move back to their parents’ basements!

        She she

        January 2, 2017 at 11:22 pm

    • Lion, I interact with SWPLs all the time, old and young. Their lives are whiter than the Klan. They thought they were making an ad that showed “America.” They did. Their America. They got the message after they got pistol-whipped.

      gothamette

      January 2, 2017 at 6:20 pm

    • I just noticed that the old SJW began her bleat by bragging that she doesn’t watch TV.

      These people….what a bunch of douchebags.

      gothamette

      January 2, 2017 at 9:48 pm

      • Ha! Good point.

        Two in the Bush

        January 2, 2017 at 10:23 pm

      • She probably is in her 60s if she still signals how distant she is from cable era news. Well mannered libtards would never say that. That’s something antis and crunchies signal, as in, “I’m so against mainstream.” No one watches TV anymore anyway. They watch viral videos on YouTube. She didnt get the memo, It’s mainstream to be not mainstream.

        She she

        January 2, 2017 at 11:18 pm

      • “Nicknames are for friends…and television is no friend of mine!”

        Oswald Spengler

        January 2, 2017 at 11:53 pm

      • It’s very cool to watch TV, but only certain shows, usually cable, such as The Wire, or Breaking Bad.

        http://thehill.com/blogs/blog-briefing-room/news/312431-wikileaks-founder-obama-admin-trying-to-delegitimize-trump

        What I’ve been saying all along. The push to delegitimize Trump is very serious. I would not take this lightly.

        Screw the cold war with the Russians. We’re in a cold civil war in the US.

        gothamette

        January 3, 2017 at 7:48 am

  11. “So I fled back to MY America, where I see and live with all manner of colors and classes, people of poverty and people with Ph.D.s; Jews, Christians, Muslims, Black Muslims, Hindus and people of no faith.”

    Do you believe her when she says this? Is she dishonest with herself or just with others in trying to virtue signal? Or is that a legit statement?

    What percentage of over-60 white female democrats in big cities actually have a personal and professional life as diverse as she claims? or even under 60?

    eded

    January 2, 2017 at 5:29 pm

    • She said she “sees” these people. Yeah, you can see all sorts of humanity on the subway, doesn’t mean you are closer personal friends with a bunch of black people from the ghetto.

      I guess if you’re like that woman, merely seeing such people give you a warm fuzzy feeling that you’re not one of those racist white middle-class people in the midwest.

      Lion of the Blogosphere

      January 2, 2017 at 5:34 pm

      • “She said she “sees” these people. Yeah, you can see all sorts of humanity on the subway, doesn’t mean you are closer personal friends with a bunch of black people from the ghetto.”

        That was my impression. I live an hour away from Toronto, and the impression I get from friends and family there is that you can live a fairly segregated life even in an extremely diverse city.

        I recently stumbled across some Facebook accounts of some American Journalists and I was seriously surprised at how white their Facebook friends were despite living in NYC.

        eded

        January 2, 2017 at 6:04 pm

      • My gf works for a super lefty outfit involved in tech. We went to a co-workers party yesterday where the place was filled w white techie Hillary supporters; the silence was deafening when I made a crack at Hillary’s expense. Nevertheless, the crowd was white and smart. One black, some kind of tokenish underling, was present. Nobody made a serious effort to engage this fellow in conversation so he left early. The gap between words and actions was breathtaking.

        Curle

        January 2, 2017 at 6:56 pm

      • @Curle – I think that for some reason tech people out of all people are incredibly rude to both their subordinates and also service industry employees they encounter. I don’t know if it’s an industry thing or a Bay Area thing, but your anecdote about the party ignoring the minority guest reminded me of that. Every tech person I’ve know has been appallingly rude towards subordinates like you describe.

        Two in the Bush

        January 2, 2017 at 10:28 pm

    • I am an over 60 white female in the fly over part of Canada.
      I work at a university with a lot of international students so I am often surrounded by groups of foreigners as I walk around the campus. I find being surrounded by diversity to be stressful. It is not because I’m afraid of being attacked or anything like that. It is just stressful to be surrounded constantly by people who look different from me and are jabbering in a different language. When I speak to these people one on one they are perfectly pleasant and I have no problem being pleasant to them in return. But when there are groups of them all around me I feel stressed.

      I wonder if it is an ancient instinct to be wary of different tribes, or something like that. I’ve also noticed that if you are in a crowd and people are talking, it is very stressful and irritating if they are speaking a foreign language, or even if they are speaking English in a different accent. I find I just want to shut the noise out.

      Not much diversity in this town away from the university,
      I want to retire, and never travel to foreign places. I just want Canada to be the way it was when I was young. All these immigrants seem to be so self-entitled. In Vancouver, where there are massive numbers of Chinese, they teach in the schools that Vancouver has always had lots of Chinese, which is not true. I had a discussion with someone on a forum about this once. I mentioned for some reason that Vancouver used to be almost entirely white, and an angry young person told me I was wrong. I explained how there were a small number of Chinese in Chinatown, mostly old men. But you never saw them outside of Chinatown It was a white city. I explained how immigration from China and India began in the 70’s. I never succeeded in convincing this young person…they though I was making it all up.

      I would have thought they would wait until old-timers like me had died off before trying to change history.

      Rosenmops

      January 2, 2017 at 6:31 pm

      • Nah, people are made to form little tribes and war with people outside their little tribe. I’d be willing to bet the tribal instinct is stronger in conservatives.

        SFG

        January 2, 2017 at 9:26 pm

      • Oh, and be happy you got Chinese…there are much worse immigrants out there.

        SFG

        January 2, 2017 at 9:27 pm

      • Rosenmops complains about Anglophone Canada (and the Anglo world in general) and its out of control multiculturalism.

        Why don’t you head over to Québec? They hate everybody who speaks English, and that basically covers every group (because multiculturalism is really an Anglo phenomenon in the Western world). The Chinese have been complaining about how they are mistreated in the French Speaking province, so do blacks, White Anglophones and Europeans who can’t speak their language.

        I love them though, despite being an American who struggles with their accent and they give me the finger for trying.

        A word of advice — Parisian French doesn’t get you much respect in Québec.

        JS

        January 2, 2017 at 10:35 pm

      • “Nah, people are made to form little tribes and war with people outside their little tribe. I’d be willing to bet the tribal instinct is stronger in conservatives”

        I think the instinct is probably the same in both liberals and conservatives. But a liberal would lie about it and never admit it.

        Mike Street Station

        January 3, 2017 at 9:38 am

      • JS, this is pretty cool. I love Quebec weather, love cross-skiing. I think I might go for a year of total French immersion once I retire. The Morrocan Jews in Montreal are French speaking, Im gonna stick around them while there. Cool place.

        Yakov

        January 3, 2017 at 9:45 am

      • Yakov — Québec is not the place for you. Many people are leaving for Anglo Canada and the United States. Not many job opportunities for English speakers and most of the jobs are low paying. It’s a pretty place, but there is no money, unlike NYC, which is the opposite.

        JS

        January 3, 2017 at 10:16 am

      • JS, mate, what’s with your reading comprehension? Didn’t I say ‘once I retire’? I know there is no money for me doing what I’m doing. I can be pretty useful working for a rich Jew though doing whatever.

        Yakov

        January 3, 2017 at 12:07 pm

      • When I speak to these people one on one they are perfectly pleasant and I have no problem being pleasant to them in return. But when there are groups of them all around me I feel stressed.‎

        This is exactly what I have said, elsewhere, about why the problem is insurmountable. You are psychologically normal. You have articulated the NORMAL human condition. “Racism” as an issue will never disappear because, while all of us, as decent people, are perfectly capable of getting along with someone of a different race on an individual basis… when we remove ourselves from the situation, we go home at night, we stop conceptualizing our nice ethnic co-worker as an individual and we think of his race as a faceless bloc.

        This will never change.

        Samson J.

        January 3, 2017 at 1:08 pm

      • Everything you’re saying is completely natural and normal; you are not alone. Peter Hitchens confessed to the conspiracy that you are seeing and feeling:

        “When I was a Revolutionary Marxist, we were all in favour of as much immigration as possible.

        It wasn’t because we liked immigrants, but because we didn’t like Britain. We saw immigrants – from anywhere – as allies against the staid, settled, conservative society that our country still was at the end of the Sixties.

        Also, we liked to feel oh, so superior to the bewildered people – usually in the poorest parts of Britain – who found their neighbourhoods suddenly transformed into supposedly ‘vibrant communities’.

        If they dared to express the mildest objections, we called them bigots.

        Revolutionary students didn’t come from such ‘vibrant’ areas (we came, as far as I could tell, mostly from Surrey and the nicer parts of London).

        We might live in ‘vibrant’ places for a few (usually squalid) years, amid unmown lawns and overflowing dustbins.

        But we did so as irresponsible, childless transients – not as homeowners, or as parents of school-age children, or as old people hoping for a bit of serenity at the ends of their lives.

        When we graduated and began to earn serious money, we generally headed for expensive London enclaves and became extremely choosy about where our children went to school, a choice we happily denied the urban poor, the ones we sneered at as ‘racists’.

        What did we know, or care, of the great silent revolution which even then was beginning to transform the lives of the British poor?

        To us, it meant patriotism and tradition could always be derided as ‘racist’.

        And it also meant cheap servants for the rich new middle-class, for the first time since 1939, as well as cheap restaurants and – later on – cheap builders and plumbers working off the books.

        It wasn’t our wages that were depressed, or our work that was priced out of the market. Immigrants didn’t do the sort of jobs we did.

        They were no threat to us.

        The only threat might have come from the aggrieved British people, but we could always stifle their protests by suggesting that they were modern-day fascists.

        I have learned since what a spiteful, self-righteous, snobbish and arrogant person I was (and most of my revolutionary comrades were, too).

        I have seen places that I knew and felt at home in, changed completely in a few short years.

        I have imagined what it might be like to have grown old while stranded in shabby, narrow streets where my neighbours spoke a different language and I gradually found myself becoming a lonely, shaky voiced stranger in a world I once knew, but which no longer knew me.”

        fakeemail

        January 3, 2017 at 1:22 pm

      • Yakov — I understand you fully.

        Why would you want to go on a French immersion program in Québec? They speak a strange variety of French. You’ll be better off in Paris learning the real French.

        It’s not like you are living there long term or looking for self actualizing work — which is what I’m trying to do!

        JS

        January 3, 2017 at 1:39 pm

      • when we remove ourselves from the situation, we go home at night, we stop conceptualizing our nice ethnic co-worker as an individual and we think of his race as a faceless bloc.

        This will never change.

        Samson J, why should this ever change. What’s being described is not the same reality experienced two different ways. What’s being described are two different realities both perceived accurately. When you encounter an individual of a different race you are encountering an entirely different phenomena than when you encounter a whole group of people of that same different race. And therefore you react differently as you should. A large number of people of one race generates new dynamics, tendencies, behaviors, feelings and realities than a single person of that race. We should react differently in those situations because we are perceiving truth.

        Andrew E.

        January 3, 2017 at 2:53 pm

      • JS, I love cross-country skiing, I don’t care for Paris that much. I’m a prole, don’t ever forget that.

        Yakov

        January 3, 2017 at 3:54 pm

      • ‘Yakov — Québec is not the place for you. Many people are leaving for Anglo Canada and the United States. Not many job opportunities for English speakers and most of the jobs are low paying. It’s a pretty place, but there is no money, unlike NYC, which is the opposite.’

        Haha, now you are confirming that people prefer America to Canada because it has better opportunities, which is what I’ve been telling you since forever. Now I’m gonna watch you weaseling out if it.

        Yakov

        January 3, 2017 at 4:14 pm

      • Yakov — I’ve told you many times that I only want to live in Manhattan when it comes to America. I used to live in a cheap apartment in a very desirable neighborhood. I gave it up, because down the road, I only have a few career options in the states, and there is no intellectual culture there. It’s only great for proles.

        JS

        January 3, 2017 at 5:26 pm

      • JS, you are a weasel. America is better then Canada as all these people are saying.

        So what are these intellectual pursuits of yours among the people who give you the finger when you try to talk their language? Never heard of them doing this in America to someone learning English. You call that superior culture? Where lies the superiority? Enlighten the savages.

        Yakov

        January 3, 2017 at 8:03 pm

      • You’ll be better off in Paris learning the real French.

        You mean the modern French filled with Arab slang, prole grammatical mistakes, PC euphemisms and American hip-hop expressions? I prefer Quebec French myself.

        Peter Akuleyev

        January 4, 2017 at 9:30 am

    • >>What percentage of over-60 white female democrats in big cities actually have a personal and professional life as diverse as she claims? or even under 60?<<

      I would like to audit her Facebook friends page, and those of all the blow-hard liberals who yammer on about their lover of diversity and loathing of the proles. I'll bet that her Facebook friends are 98% white liberals, just like herself.

      The racial profile of one's Facebook friends can serve as an accurate measure of how much one actually engages with NAM in any meaningful sense.

      Daniel

      January 2, 2017 at 6:44 pm

      • Many of these liberals who champion diversity live in gated communities to fence themselves off from minorities. The huge majority of them only socialize with other whites..whites who think exactly as they do.

        I am the polar opposite. I am against the idea of trying to push diversity. Even seeing the word “diversity” raises my blood pressure. Yet if you were to look at my Facebook, my friends would stand out as extremely diverse. Not only do I have friends of all races and ethnic groups, my friends range from very liberal to very conservative, from young to old, from born again Christian to atheist, from straight to gay etc. These are all people I know (or have known) in real life and have a genuine friendship or bonding with.

        So the smug SWPLs talk diversity but don’t live it while the reverse is true for myself. What irony.

        Jay Fink

        January 3, 2017 at 1:39 pm

      • Jay Fink — American SWPLs are low in the totem prole. The American education system that trains them in the states is primitive, over-priced, dull and not to mention, infested with NAMs and 3rd world immigrants, even at the most prestigious schools, which signifies a lowering of standards.

        There are plenty of White STEM students from the states in French Canada, who speak French, and they love it up here. I have a hunch they wanted to get away from the Chinese students in the states. There number of Chinese students in the French Speaking Universities pale in comparison with what you find in the Anglo-Speaking McGill for example.

        JS

        January 3, 2017 at 6:51 pm

    • ““So I fled back to MY America, where I see and live with all manner of colors and classes, people of poverty and people with Ph.D.s; Jews, Christians, Muslims, Black Muslims, Hindus and people of no faith.”

      Of course I believe her.

      The question is where do “the Jews” stand on this? “The Jews” who don’t kvetch in public? Alan Dershowitz speaks for some of them when he says that he will leave the Democrat Party if Keith Ellison is elected head of the DNC. Regardless of what happens with him, the trend is clear.

      A commenter at Steve Sailer wondered whether the Israelis were behind Wikileaks. I don’t think so because the leaking started before the Dem convention, and resulted in Wasserman-Schultz being booted as DNC chair. She was a big Zionist. Why would they want this to happen? Chaos? Maybe, but I doubt it. I think it suits the Israelis fine to have both parties in their camp. Wikileaks started the Corbynization process. I don’t see how the Dems can avoid this, Ellison or no. Someone like him will eventually be DNC head.

      gothamette

      January 3, 2017 at 7:52 am

      • Dem convention, and resulted in Wasserman-Schultz being booted as DNC chair. She was a big Zionist.

        Because of how poorly run the internet security of the Democrats was there’s no reason to assume Wikileaks would have required the vast resources of any state actor to hack their system. A clever freelancer or insider would have been sufficient to pull the rug out from under Hillary’s dunderheads.

        Now, that said, why should Israel care about Wasserman Schultz or any other “Zionist” Democrat when the Democrats never do anything to materially help Israel? The AIPAC wing of the Democrats are all talk and no action when it comes to supporting Israel or actual Jewish interests.

        This one-sided relationship between the Democrats and do-nothing Jewish liberals goes back to at least FDR’s when time when the Great Franklin essentially laughed off Felix Frankfurter’s concerns about the Holocaust (about which Roosevelt was fully aware of) and Frankfurter went on being a loyal New Deal toady until he drifted right later on as a Supreme Court Justice.

        The Undiscovered Jew

        January 3, 2017 at 6:09 pm

      • Without bipartisan support, Israel would be a Jewish Serbia. The US stands up for Israel in many ways, especially with respect to trade, and preventing boycotts.

        WRT the Holocaust, I recommend William Rubinstein’s The Myth of Rescue, and Robert Rosen’s Saving The Jews. Roosevelt basically did what he could, which was try to win the war as quickly as possible. That was kind of tough. The Germans weren’t Egyptians.

        gothamette

        January 3, 2017 at 6:44 pm

      • Without bipartisan support, Israel would be a Jewish Serbia.

        That’s little thanks to Jewish Democrats.

        Serbia wound up partitioned, Israel almost did in 2000 during the settlement negotiations coordinated by Bill Clinton between Ehud Barak and Arafat. The policies of Obama have been fiercely anti-Israel and pro-terrorism.

        The US stands up for Israel in many ways, especially with respect to trade, and preventing boycotts.

        How much of this is thanks to someone like DWS? Israel has little reason to find hope from Jewish Democrats who rarely produce results for Israel when it counts. All the townhalls she’s held in front of Jewish voters won’t make up for the fact she couldn’t stop the UN resolution.

        The Undiscovered Jew

        January 3, 2017 at 8:19 pm

      • “Alan Dershowitz speaks for some of them when he says that he will leave the Democrat Party if Keith Ellison is elected head of the DNC. Regardless of what happens with him, the trend is clear.”

        And that hypocrisy is incredibly disgusting. They supposedly believe in open borders, tranny bathrooms and BLM but they are willing to throw it all away because Dems aren’t pro Israel enough. Truly disgusting people, these left wing, but pro Israel, American Jews.

        “Without bipartisan support, Israel would be a Jewish Serbia. The US stands up for Israel in many ways, especially with respect to trade, and preventing boycotts.”

        If US support for Israel ever mattered, it ceased being important with the end of the Cold War. There is simply no credible military threat to Israel at present nor will there be one again in our lifetimes. It’s time for the US and Israel to go their separate ways.

        Otis the Sweaty

        January 4, 2017 at 12:05 am

      • Israeli Jews are massively outnumbered by Muslims who hate the Jews, and are just waiting for their opportunity to drive the Jews into the sea.

        Lion of the Blogosphere

        January 4, 2017 at 12:35 am

      • “Israeli Jews are massively outnumbered by Muslims who hate the Jews, and are just waiting for their opportunity to drive the Jews into the sea.”

        Israel has a larger technological and industrial base than the entire Arab Islamic world combined. Israel is capable of developing and manufacturing all of the weapon systems that they need to defend themselves. The Arab/Islamic world is incapable of developing *any* major modern weapons platforms. The Arab Islamic world also lacks any ability to project their forces beyond their own borders.

        The gap between Israel and the Arabs/Muslims is at an all time high and it will only continue to grow.

        Otis the Sweaty

        January 4, 2017 at 1:18 am

      • “The Arab/Islamic world is incapable of developing *any* major modern weapons platforms.”

        They’ll have nuclear bombs, 1940 technology, yes, but still very dangerous.

        Lion of the Blogosphere

        January 4, 2017 at 8:11 am

      • If Israel didn’t exist the Saudi and Iranian governments would have to invent it. Most of these corrupt Muslim governments need the Israeli bogeyman to keep the local population angry at an external enemy.

        Peter Akuleyev

        January 4, 2017 at 9:50 am

      • “And that hypocrisy is incredibly disgusting. They supposedly believe in open borders, tranny bathrooms and BLM but they are willing to throw it all away because Dems aren’t pro Israel enough. Truly disgusting people, these left wing, but pro Israel, American Jews.”

        I agree. Dershowitz went further (I’m basing this on a recent interview he gave with, I believe, Fox, but it could have been CNN) he said exactly what you paraphrased. He insisted he was a liberal, but he would leave the Dem party if Ellison were DNC chair. Cucks like Bill Mitchell (big twitter Trump supporter) would be happy to have him, but my response was, “Who needs you? Go into the wilderness and die. But I don’t speak for very many people. I think the average Republican would be drooling if Dershowitzian Jews joined the Repub party.

        “If US support for Israel ever mattered, it ceased being important with the end of the Cold War. There is simply no credible military threat to Israel at present nor will there be one again in our lifetimes. It’s time for the US and Israel to go their separate ways.”

        Jesus. What world do you live in, Otis? The challenge to Israel isn’t really military, it’s economic, something the BDS movement understands very well. When the US joined in the worldwide boycott of South Africa, apartheid was history. I remember this as if it were yesterday. South African whites were 100% convinced that they could withstand any boycott, and they could, except one that included the US.

        The US does many things for Israel that never make the headlines, but are crucial to Israel’s survival. On Sailer’s blog, one of his more lucid commenters, who went by the name Simon of London, pointed out that the US includes in its trade agreement with the EU clauses that specify they must trade with Israel, and not boycott. Was he wrong? Add to that the numerous times the US has come to Israel’s defense in the UN, which you don’t seem to think is terribly important, but it is.

        If the US and Israel went their separate ways, Israel would be torn apart in 25 years. It would have no friends, no allies, it would be boycotted, and it would shrivel up and die.

        At least Serbia has Russia.

        gothamette

        January 4, 2017 at 10:13 am

      • “If the US and Israel went their separate ways, Israel would be torn apart in 25 years. It would have no friends, no allies, it would be boycotted, and it would shrivel up and die.”

        Agreed. Which is why I have said in the past that Israel is a doomed country, although maybe with Donald Trump as president, that date of doom will be delayed.

        Lion of the Blogosphere

        January 4, 2017 at 10:41 am

      • I should have closed the quotation marks after the words “wilderness and die.”

        Further:

        “Israel has a larger technological and industrial base than the entire Arab Islamic world combined.”

        Not without the US protecting them against boycotts.

        “The gap between Israel and the Arabs/Muslims is at an all time high and it will only continue to grow.”

        Only with the US on their side and they must reciprocate by being pro-US. I think underneath it all you are touting a rabid pro-nationalist Israel line. I used to be that way. It’s a fantasy. If the US were to desert Israel, Israel would cease to exist. If in some ultra-nationalist delusional world, the Israelis were to tell the US to FOAD, the US Jewish community would be in a very vulnerable position. This is the only thing I can think of that would bring on a massive anti-Semitic wave in the US.

        Otis, countries are never neutral with one another. They are either friends, or enemies.

        gothamette

        January 4, 2017 at 10:22 am

      • BDS is a joke. First of all, Israel isn’t a big exporter. Second of all, nobody besides the Arabs or Muslims gives a crap about the Palestinians. Western Europe might sanction Israel without the US influence but everywhere else will continue to do business with Israel.

        The only way sanctions could hurt Israel is if there were coordinated, state sponsored sanctions done with the cooperation of all major powers like was done against Iran. And without the US to enforce such sanctions, they will never happen.

        Otis the Sweaty

        January 4, 2017 at 2:40 pm

      • Israel has a larger technological and industrial base than the entire Arab Islamic world combined. Israel is capable of developing and manufacturing all of the weapon systems that they need to defend themselves.

        Manufacturing all of their weapon systems would be extremely expensive. Creating the infrastructure and supply chains required to “only” replace American supplied F-16s with an entirely Israeli built model would be enormous.

        The sanctions could be survivable, but it makes their situation unnecessarily difficult. Allowing more sanctions to pass does not bring us any benefit except to empower Muslim terrorist supporting governments and create a Palestinian state that will be nothing more to the world than another Third World basket case.

        Since vetoing the sanctions costs us nothing, and we will be taking more risks than necessary with the security of a, at least, moderately useful ally we should continue to back Israel diplomatically.

        The Undiscovered Jew

        January 4, 2017 at 5:26 pm

      • Without the US going to bat for it, Israel would wither on the vine. All the same could have been said for white SA before the US Congress instituted sanctions.

        gothamette

        January 4, 2017 at 7:16 pm

      • We should back Israel because it’s the right thing to do. The Muslim world is a mass of perversion, backwardness and insanity. Of course, a bizarre case like Oscar perversely admires the Muzzies because he thinks they are tough, but they aren’t. If we wanted to, we could simply crush them like rusty tin cans. But we don’t because we are nice.

        Look at Israel, court-martialing a 19 year old because he shot a terrorist in the head while the terrorist was on the ground. So what?

        gothamette

        January 4, 2017 at 7:37 pm

      • And that hypocrisy is incredibly disgusting. They supposedly believe in open borders, tranny bathrooms and BLM but they are willing to throw it all away because Dems aren’t pro Israel enough.

        Dershowitz isn’t being hypocritical because he was barely a Zionist. His Zionism was always of the weak-tea, Shimon Peres variety that would make too many concessions to the Arabs and the international Left.

        His problem was not that he was ethnocentric, but that he wasn’t ethnocentric enough. He only threatens to bolt the Democrats after he spent decades holding the Party to the lowest standards of Zionism, which post-Obama the Democrats can’t even pretend to meet.

        Secular American Jewish Zionism was always empty chest beating that never amounted to a serious defense of Israeli and Jewish interests.

        Anthony Weiner was another of example of this pitiful Israeli advocate – he would spend hours talking in front of Jewish audiences in New York about the need to defend Israel. But in terms of actions he showed his uselessness for upholding Jewish interests by marrying a Saudi Arabian woman whose family has close ties to Islamic terrorists while he acted as a media surrogate for the Muslim terrorist enabling Obama administration.

        The Undiscovered Jew

        January 4, 2017 at 5:36 pm

      • Dershowitz is emblematic of a certain kind of American Jew who is on the one hand hyper-tribalistic, but on the other does little but kvetch about it. He named one son Elon and one son Jamin. I have no idea what the Jamin thing is about. Arabic? Pseudo-African? I don’t know.

        gothamette

        January 4, 2017 at 7:19 pm

      • For Weapons Imports Israel is Stuck with US Arms Manufacturers

        https://pragmaticallydistributed.wordpress.com/2016/12/21/for-weapons-imports-israel-is-stuck-with-american-arms-manufacturers/

        Because Israel can’t afford the infrastructure needed to produce all of its weapons natively, imports become a must and the only source for those musts is the United States.

        The other sources are Western European (Britain, France, Germany), Russia, or China. Each has flaws.

        As wonderful and, yes, appropriate, as it would be to have fleets of Germany’s 2A7 Leopard tanks in the IDF’s Panzer divisions it, alas, cannot be. Western Europeans have tied their arms industries down with so many “Human Rights” treaties that they either could not sell arms at all to Israel on account of the “Occupation” of Palestine, or they would be forced to place so many restrictions on their combat abilities as to leave them effectively useless in war.

        Russia has no such humanitarian reservations. However, too much of their arms are unsuitable for Israel’s particular needs. Russia’s weapons are usable and cheap but not technologically sophisticated or provide much in the way of protection to the personnel wielding them.

        They best fit a military interested in firing lots of ammunition in the enemies general direction without making operations too complex; cannot afford vast stockpiles of NATO-caliber arms; can afford to and do not mind suffering substantial casualties as long as the opposition suffers worse, and that has minimal to no interest in how many civilians are slaughtered in the process.

        India and other populous third world nations are ideal customers of Russia.

        Israel is not considering how it often engages in, not scorched earth missions, but narrowly focused operations requiring state of the art tech; its interest in maximizing soldier survivability because of a small population to draw soldiers from; and its great fear of killing a single Arab civilian.

        China is off the list because its equipment is similar to Russia’s.

        That leaves America as the only feasible source. But what a source at what a time! All Netanyahu has to do to get a well-deserved cutprice deal at American taxpayer expense is to tweet Ivanka. Or Jared.

        We hope Bibi calls in favors early and often as the American Constitution demands him to.

        The Undiscovered Jew

        January 4, 2017 at 5:38 pm

      • Israel was already about to start mass producing the F-16 equivalent Lavi in the 80s, when it’s industry was shit compared to what it is now. The only thing Israel would be arguably unable to produce would be the powerplants to their planes, tanks and ships, but I have faith that they could do that as well.

        I’m not arguing that the US should sanction or even end the alliance with Israel, of course we should continue to cooperate on trade and defense. I’m saying that issues between Israel and the Muslims should be left between Israel and the Muslims.

        Right now, whenever Israel does something the Muslims don’t like, they come bitch to us about it. Well they won’t be able to do that if Israel isn’t getting aid and is making their own weapons.

        As for the UN, it is an utterly toothless organization. Israel should just leave the UN and if the UN wants to pass anti Israel resolutions, let it. The UN can say whatever it wants, it has no power.

        Otis the Sweaty

        January 4, 2017 at 7:38 pm

      • Dershowitz is emblematic of a certain kind of American Jew who is on the one hand hyper-tribalistic, but on the other does little but kvetch about it.

        Pseudo-Tribalism – a defensive mechanism to hide the fact from himself that he is not working in his tribe’s best interests, no matter how many Yiddish quips he makes or how often he references Jackie Mason routines.

        He named one son Elon and one son Jamin. I have no idea what the Jamin thing is about. Arabic?

        Is Jamin one of those completely made up non-Biblical names Israelis give to their children?

        The Undiscovered Jew

        January 4, 2017 at 9:18 pm

      • Israel was already about to start mass producing the F-16 equivalent Lavi in the 80s, when it’s industry was shit compared to what it is now. The only thing Israel would be arguably unable to produce would be the powerplants to their planes, tanks and ships, but I have faith that they could do that as well.

        They would also have to manufacture attack helicopters they currently buy from the US and Dolphin submarines they buy from Germany. The costs of an entirely native arms industry would add up very quickly and become overwhelming.

        Right now, whenever Israel does something the Muslims don’t like, they come bitch to us about it. Well they won’t be able to do that if Israel isn’t getting aid and is making their own weapons.

        They still would come to us even if we ended our weapons exports (which keeps AMERICANS in the defense industry employed) because we sit on every major international organization.

        As long as we hold a seat on the United Nations and exercise our votes on matters unrelated to Israel, we might as well veto anti-Israel resolutions when they come up. Unless we leave the UN completely we should exercise our veto power to help Israel.

        As for the UN, it is an utterly toothless organization.

        Only because we veto the craziest proposals; proposals which if passed are legally binding under multiple treaties. Our vetoes in turn keep even worse ideas from being proposed. If we didn’t hold a permanent seat not only would there be constant pressure on Israel but there would be more global warming curbs, “human rights” for migrants that would make them impossible for Westerners to deport, global taxes transferring wealth from the West to the Third World, and more.

        The Undiscovered Jew

        January 4, 2017 at 9:31 pm

      • They would also have to manufacture attack helicopters they currently buy from the US and Dolphin submarines they buy from Germany. The costs of an entirely native arms industry would add up very quickly and become overwhelming.

        So they go back to spending 30% of their GDP on defense. Tough luck. Less money to give to the Israeli Arabs, ultra Orthodox, ridiculously high pensions and the Histadruit. And honestly, think about all the opportunities that would open up for Israel to sell their weapons to foreign nations. They would probably be able to pay for a good chunk of their defense infrastructure with foreign sales alone. Also keep in mind that Israel spends fully 1/2 of it’s defense budget on measures to babysit the Palestinians “humanely” that they will no longer need to bother with once they are self reliant on arms.

        And as for the UN resolutions, history has only shown they are meaningless unless the US takes a lead in enforcing them. The US should tell the UN, “pass whatever anti Israel resolutions you want, but you’re on your own for enforcing them”.

        Otis the Sweaty

        January 4, 2017 at 11:44 pm

      • So they go back to spending 30% of their GDP on defense. Tough luck. Less money to give to the Israeli Arabs, ultra Orthodox, ridiculously high pensions and the Histadruit.

        An American veto is much cheaper, 30% of GDP is both more expensive and not sustainable.

        And honestly, think about all the opportunities that would open up for Israel to sell their weapons to foreign nations.

        Israel would be shut of international arms markets. The West doesn’t need Israeli weapons, except to maybe fill some niche areas with limited profitability to reward the supplier. East Asian democracies that fear China will import high tech arms from America and, to a lesser, extent, Western Europe.

        That leaves the Third World as the only plausible export market for an entirely self-sufficient Israeli arms industry. There, the largest purchasers of arms are Muslim states. Exporting to them is impossible given the probability advanced Israeli weapons might one day be turned on Israel.

        Latin America might be attractive if it weren’t for the fact no nation in the area is undergoing an arms buildup or faces a plausible regional conflict.

        Africa has many conflicts, no particular strategic axe to grind with Israel, but they have limited funds. What money they do have is best spent on bulk purchases of cheap, not overly complicated, Russian systems.

        They would probably be able to pay for a good chunk of their defense infrastructure with foreign sales alone. Also keep in mind that Israel spends fully 1/2 of it’s defense budget on measures to babysit the Palestinians “humanely” that they will no longer need to bother with once they are self reliant on arms.

        As mentioned, Israel has no profitable export market with which to make up the cost.

        And if there were a profitable market in the Third World the Russians and Chinese would use their influence to prevent Israeli industries from gaining a foothold there.

        And as for the UN resolutions, history has only shown they are meaningless unless the US takes a lead in enforcing them. The US should tell the UN, “pass whatever anti Israel resolutions you want, but you’re on your own for enforcing them”.

        The UN needs the US to militarily enforce a UN resolution.

        The UN does not need the US to pass economic sanctions – if economic sanctions pass the UN all members of the UN are legally obligated to follow it. The US, if it did not use its veto, but remained a member, would also be bound treaty to adhere to the economic sanctions.

        The sanctions they would pass would without the US be harsh enough to make it impossible for Israel to afford your idea of spending 30% of its GDP on defense.

        The Undiscovered Jew

        January 5, 2017 at 5:46 pm

      • “Is Jamin one of those completely made up non-Biblical names Israelis give to their children?”

        I really don’t know what it is. I never heard the name when I lived in Israel. I knew a guy whose last name was Yemini, but never heard the name Jamin. It sounds pseudo-Swahili black to me.

        gothamette

        January 5, 2017 at 8:15 pm

      • ” I have no idea what the Jamin thing is about. Arabic? Pseudo-African? I don’t know.”

        There are three men named Jamin in the Bible: (1) A son of Simeon, son of Jacob and Leah. This Jamin is one of the sixty-six proto-Israelites who moved to Goshen in Egypt, and the progenitor of the ימיני, the Jaminites (Numbers 26:12); (2) The second son of Ram, son of Jerahmeel, son of Hezron, son of Perez, son of Judah and Tamar (1 Chronicles 2:27); (3) One of the proto-rabbi’s who helped Ezra proclaim the Law to the people (Nehemiah 8:7).

        Jerahmeel sounds most like a made-up name, but isn’t.

        Curle

        January 6, 2017 at 12:34 am

      • Thanks! That’s probably it.

        Perez is a Jewish name? Who knew!

        gothamette

        January 6, 2017 at 6:06 pm

  12. Trump, Sanders & Bill Clinton are all probably closer than the mainstream media realize. Bill Clinton, after all, warned that Hillary needed to reach out more to working class whites, but his advice went unheeded.

    http://www.washingtonexaminer.com/bill-clintons-lonely-one-man-effort-to-win-white-working-class-voters/article/2607228

    Julian

    January 2, 2017 at 5:30 pm

    • ….then he shouldn’t have signed NAFTA in 1993.

      Rifleman

      January 2, 2017 at 11:47 pm

  13. “I love Manhattan with all of its amenities at one’s fingertips. My food is prepared and then delivered by one of the various non-Whites, blacks deliver my mail and my parcels and one of them is my doorman, my building’s caretaker is a Hispanic and it belongs to one of God’s Chosen. Oh my, how could anyone vote for Donald Trump?”

    JS

    January 2, 2017 at 5:32 pm

    • Fuck black postman or women. I want Asian. Every time the chinese postman goes on vacation the mail is delivered at 5pm instead of 10am.

      JW Bell

      January 2, 2017 at 5:47 pm

      • I’ve noticed lots of Chinese working in the postal service recently. This is a good thing.

        Daniel

        January 2, 2017 at 6:45 pm

      • The Chinese are just like the more rambunctious minority groups found throughout the Anglo world. The same reason why New York City is a cesspit of gold — money is what attracts everybody.

        JS

        January 2, 2017 at 10:58 pm

      • And the real irony of racial minorities in the Anglosphere who complain about White racism — many of their French Speaking cousins would love to switch sides — non-Anglo, Western nations only offer menial jobs for 3rd world immigrants.

        JS

        January 3, 2017 at 1:16 am

      • Rosenmops should google search this, which will lead you to a pdf study on Haitians, Moroccans and Asians all wanting to leave the French Speaking Province of Canada for Anglophone domains, and all because of better salaries and jobs.

        Francophone Immigrants Leaving Montreal to pdf

        Again, America and all English Speaking Western Countries attracts 3rd World immigrants because they are prole — with a sole intention on money/wealth accumulation and not much else.

        JS

        January 3, 2017 at 1:52 am

      • JS, it’s because French are lazy and Anglos are hard working. Very simple.

        Yakov

        January 3, 2017 at 12:24 pm

      • Chinese at post office are good. When I need to send a package to Israel, a relatively uncomplicated operation, Chinese handle it smoothly, others not so much. They are more intelligent then the job requires, so it’s a good fit.

        Yakov

        January 3, 2017 at 12:28 pm

      • Yakov — No, the French know how to have a good life

        If you think Anglo societies are healthy, then tell this to Lion and all of his commenters here.

        JS

        January 3, 2017 at 1:49 pm

    • This is the funniest thing you’ve ever written JS. I forgive you.

      I’ve noticed the Chinese at the post office, too, and also Chinese men as cops. No women, as yet.

      Never seen a Chinese fireman. Isn’t there something called a Chinese fire drill?

      gothamette

      January 3, 2017 at 7:55 am

      • I had a classmate in middle school who was Asian who always wanted to become a firefighter where he did eventually join the FDNY. Our teacher who was Jewish at the time was like Lion. He thought it was prole and reprimanded him.

        JS

        January 3, 2017 at 1:52 pm

      • “Our teacher who was Jewish at the time was like Lion.”

        Are you saying your teacher would shift between being Jewish and not being Jewish That Lion does the same thing? Or perhaps that your teacher at the time, who was Jewish, reminds you of Lion?

        Curle

        January 4, 2017 at 2:03 am

  14. I think that a national campaign ad showing a few hundred people should be more or less reflective of the ethnic composition of the nation. This is just common sense. What you gonna do, exclude people now?

    Yakov

    January 2, 2017 at 5:47 pm

  15. Lion, why do you think it’s such an awesome ad? To ignore like 40% of the population is a good idea?

    Yakov

    January 2, 2017 at 6:13 pm

    • Simon & Garfunkle plus traditional scenes of Americana (in other words a nostalgic view of how America used to be).

      Lion of the Blogosphere

      January 2, 2017 at 6:17 pm

      • I’ve noticed that a lot of British TV shows such as Heartbeat, The Darling Buds of May, and others I can’t remember, take place in the 50’s or 60’s, but were produced much later. People are nostalgic for the old days before diversity.

        Rosenmops

        January 2, 2017 at 6:48 pm

      • Ha, ha. Simon & Garfunkle just reek of nostalgia. I’ll bet that this pisses off Paul Simon but Art Garfunkle is perfectly happy with it.

        Garfunkle is always being disrespected by Simon. Garfunkle should team up with Mike Love and the rest of the Beach Boys and go on tour with them. They would all get along fine.

        Daniel

        January 2, 2017 at 6:49 pm

      • @Rosenmops,

        “People are nostalgic for the old days before diversity.”

        Yes, exactly, but the leftist gay directors have a trick for you: put black actors/tresses in white parts.

        Half Black/Jewish Sophie Okenedo was cast as the white Princess Margaret of Anjou in a BBC production of a Shakespeare history:

        http://www.express.co.uk/showbiz/tv-radio/667894/Sophie-Okonedo-Undercover-The-Hollow-Crown-Benedict-Cumberbatch-Dominic-Cooke

        The pictures of a Halfrican in chain mail are a hoot.

        gothamette

        January 3, 2017 at 7:58 am

      • “Half Black/Jewish Sophie Okenedo was cast as the white Princess Margaret of Anjou in a BBC production of a Shakespeare history”

        Worst. Casting. Ever. Especially since the story is an historical drama about dynastic succession. Every time she graces the screen, she ruins the story.

        It’s not her fault though. The director is to blame.

        Joe

        January 3, 2017 at 8:22 pm

    • Well, I feel nostalgic for Colonial America, those were the days, if you ask me! Ignoring reality, however, antagonizes people needlessly. Bad politics. Sanders would’ve sold the country to the Soviets. He is a typical leftist nogoodnick. Down with Sanders!

      Yakov

      January 2, 2017 at 6:24 pm

  16. The ad is great I think because it shows ACTUAL diversity. It shows white people in the country, suburbs, then it shows some inner city hip white people. I also believe the ad had more than enough minorities at scenes of the rallies. It was a good ad because it reflected how America actually is. It is still a country where the majority of people are white… That comment on the NYTimes is just further evidence that a portion of the left is becoming more and more disconnected. They seem to believe that stupid hot button issues such as gay “marriage”, “equal rights” and “open borders” is more important than practical things. The democrats that I liked were the ones that were all about the environment, progressive tax policy, business regulation, workers rights etc. I originally believed most people were actually smart that were democrats, doing things for there financial benefit. It really turns out that most people who are democrats now have some placeholder religion where you worship minorities and gays and racism is the greatest of all sins.

    Yup

    January 2, 2017 at 6:45 pm

    • “most people who are democrats now have some placeholder religion where you worship minorities and gays and racism is the greatest of all sins.”

      Yup. You have an apt moniker.

      Two in the Bush

      January 2, 2017 at 10:33 pm

    • The way every ethnic distinction is crushed into the entirely artificial boxes of Black/Hispanic/Asian/WYPIPO is admittedly a naive or even bizarre way to express ‘diversity’. Facebook graciously permits you to have 50 genders however.

      Glengarry

      January 3, 2017 at 5:17 am

  17. Sanders made that ad because he understands math – whites are still 72% of the electorate. Also, Sanders realized the danger of race/identity politics and the danger that comes with being the “black party” – so he tried to make all policy points based on CLASS distinctions.

    None of this dawned on the Hillary campaign.

    Camlost

    January 2, 2017 at 7:57 pm

    • Sanders is the old sort of marxist, working class (led by selfless academics) against capitalists. But that’s obsolete now.

      Glengarry

      January 3, 2017 at 5:19 am

      • The New Left in the late 1960s began to supplant traditional Marxism. The current left has moved even further away from old-school Marxism and is composed of various victim groups based on race, ethnicity, gender, etc.

        Lewis Medlock

        January 3, 2017 at 3:17 pm

      • Modern leftism has nothing to do with anything that Karl Marx wrote.

        Lion of the Blogosphere

        January 3, 2017 at 3:21 pm

    • “Sanders made that ad because he understands math – whites are still 72% of the electorate. ”

      You talk as if he ran a successful campaign. Sanders made that ad because he doesn’t understand math. His party is the black party now. Indeed he got killed in the primary, 15.8 million to 12 million and around 2800 to 1900 in delegates.

      Dan

      January 3, 2017 at 3:12 pm

      • Bernie had the right ideas, he just wasn’t the right candidate to run on them.

        He was right that the Democratic Party should’ve wrapped their entire message in terms of class issues, rather than blatant identity grievance politics.

        Camlost

        January 3, 2017 at 6:43 pm

      • Camlost —

        Power in the Democrat party runs through black churches. That group votes the most monolithically which multiplies their power. Bernie’s irreligiosity and Jewishness did not cut it. Bernie got absolutely annihilated all across the South and among blacks. He also got wrecked badly in Maryland where I live, which has a lot of religious blacks. By contrast, he finished a close second in California which is heavily minority but not religious.

        Dan

        January 4, 2017 at 9:18 am

      • Unless certain states secede from the country, White Americans are going nowhere to avoid racial minorities and 3rd world filth. This is the reason why we have expensive real estate and pricey neighborhoods to keep them out.

        Another option is for Anglo Whites to assimilate into a non-English-speaking Western domain. French speaking White Canadians are slowly dying from their low birthrates and the province only has 8 million people vs NYC, just only a metropolis with the same population size. Furthermore, the lack of ability for many of its non-White immigrants to assimilate into the French speaking majority, due to a difference in cognitive profile, let alone in racial terms, would be a great selling point for White French Canadians to welcome their White English speaking cousins by assimilating them and transforming them into a new identity.

        Furthermore, there are disgruntled White youths from America who are studying in Québec, because it’s cheaper and a lot “Whiter”. Less than half of the students enrolling in the STEM classes at the French Speak Universities are from the continent of Asia.

        JS

        January 5, 2017 at 10:52 am

  18. What the woman doesn’t understand is that all of those other non-white groups dislike her #1 favorite non-white group, i.e. blacks. In other words, their attitudes are white. Chinese, Japanese, Korean, Middle-Eastern, Indian – none of ‘s want anything to do with blacks. I once knew an upper-class Egyptian guy (a commercial pilot) who attended military school in the South. He told me that blacks “made me fight every day.”

    Marty

    January 2, 2017 at 8:06 pm

    • Blacks are regarded as the ultimate victims of white racism and cannot–under any circumstances–be criticized. Utterly simplistic, silly and sentimental, but true.

      Lewis Medlock

      January 3, 2017 at 3:22 pm

  19. Anyone who says “people of poverty” should be punched in the spleen.

    The connection between Trump and Sanders is that socialist democracy requires white nationalism, because it’s mostly whites who want it.

    The alt-right often laments that if they could somehow convince hipsters that an all-white country would give them all the bike lanes and soy lattes they want, they would win every election. Not going to happen.

    Jason Liu

    January 2, 2017 at 8:32 pm

    • Nah. The left gets a lot of its sense of moral superiority from the civil rights movement. There’s a little hipster racism but it never gets serious.

      SFG

      January 2, 2017 at 9:30 pm

    • “The alt-right often laments that if they could somehow convince hipsters that an all-white country would give them all the bike lanes and soy lattes they want, they would win every election.”

      Even if you convinced hipsters of that it wouldn’t matter. People vote based on identity, not policy. Your typical Brooklyn liberal douchebag doesn’t have much of a problem with Trump on policy, but simply don’t like him based on his “tribe”.

      Otis the Sweaty

      January 2, 2017 at 10:43 pm

    • “The connection between Trump and Sanders is that socialist democracy requires white nationalism, because it’s mostly whites who want it. ”

      You have it backwards on socialist democracy. Everyone wants it. The nation of India wants it. All of Latin America wants it. Many countries want it. But they can’t have it without the kind of population that can pay for it (hint hint).

      India and Latin America are socialist, but their socialism sucks because they don’t have the kind of population that can pay for it.

      Dan

      January 3, 2017 at 2:32 pm

  20. I bet donuts to dollars this “over 60 white female democrat” works in either a government job, in education (more likely an administrator than teacher, or for some kind of NGO. In any case, those middle-class white faces she dislikes are paying the taxes to subsidize her living in the city.

    She ought show more gratitude to those “middle class white faces”.

    Abelard Lindsey

    January 2, 2017 at 8:53 pm

    • I wouldn’t be so sure of that, she could very well work for a corporation and have a salary greater than $100,000.

      Lion of the Blogosphere

      January 2, 2017 at 9:27 pm

    • I’ll bet she’s a feminist who’s never been married or had children.

      destructure

      January 2, 2017 at 10:16 pm

    • If she is over 60 and works in education or government in the big city then it is unlikely that she would be such a multicultural romanticist. 10 years of working in the inner city is more than enough time to red pill someone on race differences in intelligence. She more likely works in media or marketing.

      DataExplorer

      January 3, 2017 at 5:42 pm

      • As I keep tell my readers, school teachers are more conservative than commonly realized.

        Lion of the Blogosphere

        January 3, 2017 at 6:04 pm

      • Public primary/secondary school teachers get red pilled yes, but not school guidance counselor/social worker types. They are the true believers. And community college humanities people? Forget about it. They could have their throat slit by a NAM and blame it on white privilege with their dying breath.

        Two in the Bush

        January 3, 2017 at 6:15 pm

      • Public school eachers, yes. Administrators, faculty, and others in the community college and university melieus, no. The lady in question may also work in some kind of “artsy” thing, like an art gallery or a museum. She could very well work for a corporation. If so, it would have to be finance or high end real estate. Maybe media. These are the kind of “industries” in NYC.

        Abelard Lindsey

        January 4, 2017 at 10:55 am

  21. If not for his squishy views on race and immigration, Sanders would be an excellent president.

    Fire Dog

    January 2, 2017 at 9:18 pm

    • Hah. Only an anti-establishment candidate would have a chance at being a good president and if you’re truly anti-establishment then you’re up against forces that none here can comprehend. Forces that are powerful, cunning, ruthless and genius. Does Sanders have the personal qualities to go up against this and succeed? The man couldn’t even keep a couple of belligerent black women off his stage. He is a lifelong failure and would fail spectacularly as president.

      Andrew E.

      January 4, 2017 at 10:45 am

  22. Man, what a virtue-signal though, from that commenter

    Edgar

    January 2, 2017 at 9:38 pm

  23. Had to watch the ad. It actually had enough diversity. The cows were realy great though, nice and juicy. Not sure what Berny was trying to say with it. What do these images have to do with him getting the country out if the mess it’s in? Is it suppose to give you some warm and fuzzy feeling about Berny? What’s the message? I don’t thing there is anythimg meaningful in it. He is an old subversive leftist trying to pull wool over people’s eyes.

    Yakov

    January 2, 2017 at 10:09 pm

    • The cows were realy great though, nice and juicy. Not sure what Berny was trying to say with it.

      Maybe he was trying to intimidate the Lion with cow visuals?

      The Undiscovered Jew

      January 3, 2017 at 5:57 pm

      • Or maybe they were Sacred Cows and, as such, stand ins for the otherwise absent blacks. Fun fact: there are 44 million sacred cows in India and 37 million sacred cows in the US.

        Curle

        January 5, 2017 at 12:34 am

  24. I’m an over-60 white female Democrat, and I have spent all but one year of my life living in cities. The one year I tried living in the country, I felt I was living in Ghostville: all I could see were middle class white faces. So I fled back to MY America, where I see and live with all manner of colors and classes, people of poverty and people with Ph.D.s; Jews, Christians, Muslims, Black Muslims, Hindus and people of no faith.

    She hasn’t played Knockout Game yet.

    E. Rekshun

    January 2, 2017 at 10:23 pm

  25. “The one year I tried living in the country, I felt I was living in Ghostville: all I could see were middle class white faces.”

    The first time I read that I thought “Ghostville” was a reference to the country having few people. For example, an abandoned town is called a “ghost town”. Then it dawned on me from the second part (i.e. white faces) that “Ghostville” was a racial slur.

    destructure

    January 3, 2017 at 1:07 am

    • It seems implied that Jews are ‘not ghostly’. Oh dear, the trend has reached the commenter masses.

      Glengarry

      January 3, 2017 at 11:32 am

  26. Bernie Sanders and Trump are not similar. Trump is a family man who respects the existing order and has a beautiful wife, billions of dollars, and great properties all over the world. Sanders is a lifelong leftist who has been in politics for 35 years, has no achievements that I am aware of, a dumpy wife and the 3 children he raised are not his own.

    On the campaign trail Trump often called Bernie a Communist. Trump is from the 1980s and Communist is a terrible insult. The Communists were the opposite of everything it meant to be an American.

    Thanks to the media the younger generation mostly doesn’t know that the Communists killed 100 million people and spent much of their GDP on nukes. All they know is that Che Guevara is a sexy face on a T-shirt.

    Sanders is the embodiment of cuckish men, from his own personal life to his appearance to him being trampled by BLM to him selling out on immigration.

    Dan

    January 3, 2017 at 2:25 pm

    • Trump is on his third wife. He is not a “family man”.

      Peter Akuleyev

      January 4, 2017 at 10:01 am

      • An excess of family? We all wish we had as awesome a family as that. Trump covers the stage with his successful kids, their spouses and their beautiful kids. A major complaint by his opponents regarding his business and potential governance is ‘too much family.’ His long running apprentice was a total family affair — I can think of no other show starring four members of the same family.

        His campaign was a family enterprise, from Ivanka in the ads to her husband Jared Kushner advising and running the numbers, to his sons making speeches while holding down the business to all the kids making lots of appearances with him. And his family all seem to love him. I assumed that Melania was just a trophy, a cold and aloof gold-digger. Instead she seems to be a doting mother who adores her husband. Hell, even his exes are loyal to him. The press tried to use Ivana against him and instead she rushed to his defense.

        Ronald Reagan’s kids by contrast were rotten people who were literally activists against the horror that was their own father. Patti Davis was a hard core activist against everything her father stood for. And a porn star. She wouldn’t even take his name. Ron Jr. is or was a ballet dancer, militant atheist and left wing radio host. Both are college dropouts. Both are childless.

        Dan

        January 5, 2017 at 9:18 am

      • “I can think of no other show starring four members of the same family.”

        Keeping Up with the Kardashians?
        Duck Dynasty?

        Lion of the Blogosphere

        January 5, 2017 at 9:32 am

  27. The fascination with the exotic and the desire to outbreed is genuine among NW Europeans. I think it is genetic. I have heard people say that the Swedes are destined to outbreed themselves out of existence and I can believe it.

    DataExplorer

    January 3, 2017 at 5:38 pm

    • Can’t there be a Viking revival? What happened? The bodies are there, but the souls have died. How is this possible? I mean if it’s nature, as JayMan says, over nurture all the time, what Viking will let Africans trample his land? I don’t get it, where is the aggression, the viciousness, the ruthlessness, the brutality, the fighting spirit? There is something wrong with this picture. Nations, they first die in spirit, then in body. Why? Why don’t they want to be Vikings any more?

      Yakov

      January 3, 2017 at 7:56 pm

    • Spain is the most exotic of European nations. It’s the only the country in West to produce great thinkers who were greatly influenced by Aristotle, representing the Pagan, Muslim, Jewish and Christian traditions.

      1) Seneca – Roman Stoic
      2) Averroes – Muslim Philosopher and Jurist
      3) Maimonides – Jewish Philosopher and Rabbi
      4) Francisco Suárez – Jesuit Philosopher and Theologian

      Then you add Spain’s nexus with Latin America, the Gaunches, the Hapsburgs, the Borgias, the Conversos, the Moriscos and the Flamenco Gypsies, and you get an almost explosive effect of multicult legacy.

      JS

      January 3, 2017 at 10:34 pm

      • What the hell is this supposed to mean, JS? Spain is nothing. After it expelled its Jews it lost all its significance and became a backward country. Latin America is full of unresolvable problems. On the other hand when England expelled its Jews it became a word power. Anglo-Saxon race is intelligent enough to prosper without Jews, Spanish is not. Anglos are superior. Every country they settled is a good place. This is very simple, mate.

        Yakov

        January 4, 2017 at 12:28 am

      • When Spain expelled some of its Jews, it BECAME a world power. Check your history, mate. And Spain has integrated many of its Jews in blood, before any Jews intermarried with White gentiles in the Anglo World.

        Without Spain, Europe would have been overrun by Muslims. Without the Hapsburgs defeating the Ottomans, the Turks would have controlled Continental Europe.

        Spain was never part of the industrial revolution, so that’s why it failed as a world power.

        It’s funny how Spain’s ex colonies are now a source of labor for the United States, and a source of eradication for the black population. The Anglos were dumb when it came to HBD.

        JS

        January 4, 2017 at 9:09 am

      • Colonies are the children of the mother country and all former Spanish Colonies are delinquents, whereas US, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand are stars. This is just so simple, desist already.

        Yakov

        January 4, 2017 at 8:07 pm

  28. I agree with those expressing skepticism of Sanders above. I remain mystified by the affinity of Lion and those who think like him for Sanders, unless it’s just that they’ve become so mindlessly contrarian against the mainstream right that they feel anyone who hates the rich and big business must be a good guy. Sanders is a complete and total leftist, through and through, in every way. He holds every liberal belief and supports every liberal cause the lot of you love to mock and scorn when it comes from anyone else, from transgender bathrooms to the “injustice” of women getting paid 76 cents on the dollar compared to men. People are making way too much of that Vox interview. So he let slip one little comment indicating he hadn’t yet gotten the SJW memo on immigration. So what? That doesn’t mean he was some kind of principled populist nationalist, it just means he was a little out of touch on that one issue. He quickly got the memo and amended his views to be in lockstep with SJW orthodoxy.

    Really, if the American “right” is now friendly to the idea that people can have “rights” to things like health care, free child care, paid parental leave, free college education, etc., well, that “right” is as useless as the “Never Trump” mainstream “right” who believe that you can transplant hundreds of millions of Somalians, Guatemalans, and Hmong tribesmen onto American soil and they’ll magically come to value democracy, free-market capitalism, and the rule of law.

    Hermes

    January 3, 2017 at 7:26 pm

    • If we are going to have open borders, then I want a robust welfare state so at least the rich will suffer. But Trumpism is about working out an arrangement with big business in exchange for their support for our platform of xenophobia and economic nationalism.

      “Really, if the American “right” is now friendly to the idea that people can have “rights” to things like health care, free child care, paid parental leave, free college education, etc., well, that “right” is as useless as the “Never Trump” mainstream “right””

      Those things will never happen in America because they will just go to blacks. Even liberal whites will never agree to give more free stuff to blacks. America’s black population guarantees that America will never be socialist.

      Otis the Sweaty

      January 4, 2017 at 1:25 am

  29. By the way Trump just did something admirable.

    “Despicable Slimeball Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) defended the House GOP’s decision to weaken its independent ethics watchdog on Tuesday moments after President-elect Donald Trump questioned the move’s timing.”

    thehill.com/blogs/floor-action/312470-ryan-defends-move-to-gut-ethics-watchdog

    Well, the quote is mostly accurate. It’s a reading test.

    Trump is against doing this.

    Kellyanne went on TV defending the Republican Party Line before Trump came out against. She’s just a mouthpiece, makes no policy.

    This is good.

    I think Trump needs more Democrats in the Congress. Recucklicans are hopeless.

    gothamette

    January 3, 2017 at 8:12 pm

  30. Ahh, now there’s the mischievous Trump we’ve all come to know and love. Great stuff.

    Andrew E.

    January 3, 2017 at 8:46 pm

    • After the election I had a sad fear that the era of great tweets was over. Thankfully I was wrong. Love his use of quotes around “intelligence” and “hacking”!

      “Happy New Year to all, including to my many enemies and those who have fought me and lost so badly they just don’t know what to do. Love!”

      My favorite are the joyful pics of his beautiful progeny and especially Ivanka and her family. I know that trolls the left hardest of all!

      The founder/CEO of twitter is an SJW, and yet it is almost as though God sent Twitter from Heaven to be the chariot delivering His chosen emperor unto the Cherry Blossom Throne.

      Dan

      January 4, 2017 at 10:03 am

  31. Found this article in the Atlantic that intersects with LoftB themes — Why I Teach Plato to Plumbers, where the author laments the fact that elites send their children to study non-useful subjects better known as the Liberal Arts at the prestigious institutions, so their children could land prestigious jobs, while at the same time spouting hypocrisy to the average prole, that they need to embark on vocational endeavors just to land an effing job. He isn’t upset about the outcomes, as much as the processes — proles are denied of a well rounded, liberal education while learning.

    http://www.theatlantic.com/education/archive/2014/04/plato-to-plumbers/361373/

    Of course, most commenters here understand that Americans as a whole are a pragmatic people regardless, with a sole focus on money accumulation and overreaching consumption coming from a pure capitalist society, and could care less what Plato has to say…

    And here’s the reason — a liberal arts education in French Speaking Canada is dirt cheap, cheaper than any public institution in America that prepares students to become wage slaves.

    JS

    January 4, 2017 at 2:25 pm

    • Lion couldn’t finish ‘Utopia’, what Plato to plumbers?

      Incidently, did a stem oil burner today, very gratifying harnessing powerful laws of nature for the benefit of freezing NAMs. You keep pushing this retarded narrative that tradesmen don’t enjoy their work and it’s all about money. My freind has been an electrician for 35 years, and all he ever wanted to be when he was young was an electrician. He loves his trade till this day. This is a perfectly fine career for anyone. Maybe in Canada they dis electricians, but in this country they don’t.

      And guys like us don’t need no Plato, when you are working with electricity, heavy machinery, boilers, etc., what can a guy like Plato can do for you? Noting. Only the Almighty G-d can help you. You need religion, not Plato. I was working on this boiler and I’m not a plumber, now these things are simple, big heavy, but simple, but I’m not plumber, at least not yet as we speak. So I was struggling because I don’t know what are the building codes in the city, so I’m not sure about LWCO, the float, the probe, when what is required, the whole thing. Then I had an inspiration to find an inspection form on the Web, and from the form I knew what I needed to have. You think Plato helped me? Well, think again. And incidentally, I would have done it for free, because those NAMs, they can’t take cold like the white folks, they would just freeze to death there.

      Yakov

      January 4, 2017 at 8:26 pm

      • I lost my motivation to finish it. My mental acuity had declined as I’ve gotten older. But it’s still on my to-do list.

        Lion of the Blogosphere

        January 4, 2017 at 8:56 pm

      • Yakov, you may get enough spiritual challenge and fulfillment every week in schul… (don’t know how that works…) but for the rest of us atomized seculars, it might be nice to expand our minds among other citizens. The weekly hour in organized religious services may or may not be satisfying for many in the next era. I get the sense I’m not the only one hungering for a deeper consideration of big questions in the fellowship of others in my community. I’ve actually had some great conversations about Plato with roofers and electricians (while I was living in Germany). Sure I didn’t invoke the classics and try to be impressive quoting philosophers by name. But we talked about some deep ideas straight outta da Republic. These tradesmen actually escalated the conversation to that level themselves when they contributed some ideas reminiscent of things the Greeks wrote. They all had a natural sense of curiosity and what’s more, real life experience that makes deep discussion of philosophical questions a real pleasure.

        What was most important were the ideas, not the snobbery and condescension of citing thinkers and quotes from the original sources in order to impress the others with our intellect and fortitude. The big questions can certainly be made accessible to plumbers and electricians. And these plumbers and electricians can certainly contribute to the discussion thanks to their real-world experience in work, the community and with human relationships.

        Maybe the Lion should get over himself and not worry about the original texts. Maybe considering the ideas contained therein via secondary literature is enough?

        Thin-Skinned Masta-Beta

        January 4, 2017 at 9:11 pm

      • America’s liberal arts programs is cost prohibitive for the average prole, unless they are accepted to HYP, any of those schools, where a liberal arts degree will lead to a prestigious job, regardless what one studies.

        Furthermore, American elites ensure the maximum benefit for their heirs, not only with education and jobs, but housing and neighborhoods, at the expensive of the White lower classes to avoid riff-raff.

        The bottom line is that most White Americans in America are effed….

        JS

        January 5, 2017 at 11:06 am

    • A great link.

      Thanks for the share.

      Liberal arts is too important to confine to a mere 4 years… or just for the young of the elites…

      Thin-Skinned Masta-Beta

      January 4, 2017 at 8:56 pm

  32. OT: Most amazing! Obama has FINALLY published in the Harvard Law Review!

    http://harvardlawreview.org/2017/01/the-presidents-role-in-advancing-criminal-justice-reform/

    I’m certainly not going to read the whole thing. But I did notice it seems to go along his usual lines of writing “me, me, me, stuff I did, me, me, me….”

    “Throughout my time in office, using an array of tools and avenues, I have pushed for reforms that make the criminal justice system smarter, fairer, and more effective at keeping our communities safe. I have tried to bring that case directly to the American people in a number of unprecedented ways. I sat down in the Oval Office with rank-and-file police officers and saw up close how a new way of policing has brought hope to cities written off for being among the country’s most dangerous. As the first sitting President to go inside a federal prison, I heard directly from prisoners and corrections officers. I consoled the families of fallen police officers and the families of children killed by gun violence. I met with men and women battling drug abuse, rehab coaches, and those working on new solutions for treatment. I have sought to reinvigorate the use of the clemency power, commuting more federal sentences than my eleven predecessors combined.
    I launched programs that have expanded opportunity and mentoring for young people, including boys and young men of color who disproportionately suffer from our current system’s failings. And I signed sentencing reform legislation and met with members of Congress from both parties who share my belief that criminal justice reform is a priority. At the same time, I also made a point of emphasizing the importance of maintaining a strong justice system and underscored how that system depends on public servants who devote their lives to promoting the rule of law and ensuring public safety.”

    peterike

    January 5, 2017 at 11:45 am


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