Friday, August 31, 2018

Forcing Diversity into World War 2 - Battlefield 5

Mark Zuckerberg Has a New Problem!

Victim Privilege and its Consequences


Several recent events have highlighted the increasingly influential role that identity politics have played in shaping the West’s cultural and political discourses. While the only voices of lamentation seem to be coming from mainstream conservative quarters, the momentum behind the trend of ideological tribalisation does not show any signs of waning anywhere else: whether it’s the continually metastasising political left or the growing confidence of ethnic and other subcultures ensconced throughout the West, nobody seems to be listening to the appeals to individualist fair-play. One explanation – perhaps the most obvious – is that in today’s political climate that appeal has become a call to unilateral disarmament, and the triumphant don’t listen to calls for surrender.

Despite our relative isolation, Australia has played an important, if not leading role in addressing the plight of the white and Boer farmers of South Africa. A substantive debate about this issue was commenced by Rev Fred Nile, the leader of the Christian Democratic Party in the NSW state Upper House on 15 March and later 17 May this year.1 That debate concerned a motion that condemned the apparent bigotry of the African National Congress government and its allies, and called on Australia to use its diplomatic clout to raise the issue in the international arena.2 No other Parliament of the Commonwealth hosted a discussion on this topic to the depth of Rev Nile’s submissions.3 The media, however, was completely silent about the proceedings, and that silence extended to 16 August this year, when the motion successfully passed without a division in the House.4 The question that naturally comes to mind is: why the silence?

In contrast, talking-heads in the US have recently been forced to address this issue, though their attitudes could hardly be described as anything other than malicious. Much to the chagrin of his committed detractors, a recent tweet from President Donald Trump concerning the treatment of South Africa’s farming community has raised the public’s awareness to an issue that many in the mainstream media have spared no effort to keep hidden from widespread inquiry. Notably, critics showed greater frustration at the President’s identification of the victim group as “white” than any alleged inaccuracy in the claim that a genocide was being perpetrated in the Rainbow Nation. That the events surrounding the farmland murders indeed qualify as a “genocide” was largely the subject of Rev Nile’s submissions, which addressed the relevant international law applied to the nature of the crimes being committed. While the law cannot be denied, the evidence can be explained-away by apologists for the government of Cyril Ramaphosa, and that is exactly what we witnessed.

Read More: https://sydneytrads.com/2018/08/31/victim-privilege-and-its-consequences/

Steve Sailer: Why Are Liberal Women More Likely to Report They’ve Been Sexually Harassed?



Zach Goldberg writes: “…the more one finds rape sexually appealing, the more likely one is to report an experience of workplace sexual harassment. Alcohol consumption and having a job where one is often alone with others is also somewhat predictive, but number of sex partners + rape appeal.”
Comments at Steve Sailer:
* I don’t think he has yet ruled out all other reasonable explanations. For example:
– Liberal women turned liberal because they were sexually harassed.
– Liberal men in liberal industries (e.g., Harvey Weinstein) are worse sexual harassers.
– Women in conservative industries (e.g., oil, aerospace) are rarer and thus have more sexual market bargaining power to get a ring put on it than in many liberal industries, such as media, where women are a dime a dozen.
– More conservative industries were subjected to federal sexual harassment regulations back in the 1990s, but liberal industries such as Hollywood assumed they were immune due to their superior morality and Washington connections. But when Obama got done cashing their 2012 campaign contribution checks, he let his minions turn their wrath on fat and happy liberal industries like media, tech, and universities.
* Some obvious possibilities:
1. Conservative women are less likely to report minor unwanted contact or harassment formally as “sexual harassment”?
2. Conservative women are less likely to put themselves in situations where harassment might occur more frequently (alone with a man)?
3. Conservative women are more likely to confront the harasser at the time of the harassment (and put an end to it) rather than putting up with it, stewing about it, and then reporting it formally later?
* Conservative women are less likely to be aggrieved, hysterical and looking for something to be outraged about.
* “To sum up: When it comes to ideological disparities in reporting, the data strongly points to sexual promiscuity/licentiousness (# of sex partners, “sexual kinkiness”) as important explanatory variables…”
I’m wondering what could explain this correlation. Is it that men either consciously or subconsciously treat good girls differently from promiscuous girls? Is it that promiscuous girls tend to be head cases make up/exaggerate instances of sexual harassment?

Read More: http://lukeford.net/blog/?p=123427

The Syrian-Iranian Military Deal Strengthens Russia’s “Balancing” Strategy

Syrian President Bashar al Assad meets with Iranian Defence Minister Amir Hatami in Damascus

No real details were publicly revealed about the new military deal that was clinched after the Iranian Defense Minister’s trip to Damascus but the Islamic Republic’s top military representative earlier told reporters that “No third party can affect the presence of Iranian advisers in Syria”, in what was clearly a response to aggressive American  and Israeli demands that Tehran immediately withdraw from the Arab Republic. Russia’s position towards this sensitive issue has been more nuanced but was nevertheless unambiguously articulated a few months ago by its Special Envoy to Syria Alexander Lavrentiev who said that President Putin’s mid-May pronouncement that  “We proceed from the assumption that…foreign armed forces will be withdrawing from the territory of the Syrian Arab Republic” does in fact “include the Americans, Turks, Hezbollah, and of course, the Iranians”.

That said, Russia’s stance is a lot more gentle and respectful of Iran’s international dignity after the enormous sacrifices that it made while fighting terrorism in Syria at the invitation of the democratically elected and legitimate government, as was seen by what its Deputy Foreign Minister Sergey Ryabkov recently said on the matter following talks between the Russian and American National Security Advisors in Geneva. His exact words were that:

“We treat Iran’s steps to furnish its own security and activities with great respect, specifically in Syria at the invitation of this country’s legitimate government. However, this does not mean that there are no prospects or room for further efforts in this sphere. We’ve got many inconsistencies with the Americans in this area. Our approaches are diametrically opposed in some cases, but here as well, and this is vital, there are grounds for continuing dialogue on Syria.” 

Specific attention should be paid to what he said about how there are prospects and room for further efforts in the sphere of Iran’s military presence in Syria despite its legal status, and how there are grounds for continuing Russia’s dialogue with the US on this issue. This could be interpreted as Russia trying to delicately strike a “balance” between its geopolitical interests in the region, especially regarding its desire to safeguard Israel’s security, and its military ones inside of Syria.

Read More: https://orientalreview.org/2018/08/31/the-syrian-iranian-military-deal-strengthens-russias-balancing-strategy/

The Decline and Fall of Merrie England



“Remember you are an Englishman and have consequently won first prize in the lottery of life.” — Cecil Rhodes, British imperialist, 1910
“Almost the entire population of Britain looks as though it has let itself go.  Where once emotional restraint and self-control were admired, now it is emotional incontinence. It is no surprise that the British are despised around the world.” — Theodore Dalrymple, British author and psychiatrist, 2018

A new dystopia, rising from the ashes of World War II, now rears its ugly head and casts its shadow over England’s no longer “green and pleasant land”.

Merrie England! Was it ever that merry? A beautiful mirage! Maybe such a happy land never existed except in fantasy and in the perceptions of a privileged few blessed with all the felicities of the Good Life. And yet it has always existed in longing, where all utopias and earthly paradises germinate, as in the fevered imagination of William Blake who longed to build ‘Jerusalem’—Civitas Dei, or the City of God—in ‘England’s green and pleasant land’. Blake’s thoughts on this subject will be presented at the end of this article in one of the most beautiful and profoundly moving videos you are ever likely to see on the internet.

Meanwhile, let this literary gem by George Orwell on the three main races inhabiting the British Isles—the English, the Scots and the Irish—serve as a light-hearted introduction to this otherwise sombre article. “The English are not happy unless they are miserable, the Irish are not at peace unless they are at war, and the Scots are not at home unless they are abroad.”

The English, by common consensus, are the maddest of the bunch.
Once famous for their stiff-upper lip attitude to life, a characteristic still found among the educated upper classes and a conservative older generation, the British as a whole have undergone a startling change of national character in the last two decades. This is almost certainly due to the toxic influence of television, trashy Hollywood movies, and the mind-destroying excesses of the internet. The Brits have lost their self-confidence, their customary aplomb, their cheerful joie de vivre. Why? Because  they have become demoralised. Thoroughly demoralised.  “In every face”, to quote William Blake, you now see “marks of weakness, marks of woe”.
The narcissistic younger generation in particular, confident in their own omniscience, bear little resemblance to their parents and grandparents whom they tend to belittle as inferior beings with all the wrong ideas and attitudes.
The new Brits tend to be an emotional bunch. They get easily upset. They are outraged by six appalling things before breakfast. They insist on having their “safe spaces” in universities, for example, where no idea is allowed to penetrate that might possibly ruffle the tranquil waters of their intellectual somnolence. Dare to disagree with them even on some minor point and they will snarl at you for crossing their “boundaries”. Getting on their nerves is easy. All you have to do is exist.

British Liberal Prime Minister Herbert Asquith (1852–1928) once noted dryly, “Youth would be an ideal state if it came a little later in life.” The older I get, the more I appreciate the truth of the witty aphorism that youth is wasted on the young. Apropos of which, one is reminded of the old French adage that says it all: Si jeunesse savait, si vieillese pouvait. — “If youth but knew, if age but could.”
To attract attention nowadays, if the ads in fashion magazines are anything to go on, young men need to look darkly dangerous and young women anorexically deranged. The passport to peer approval is an air of decadence, if not degeneracy. The tragedy is that this immature attitude to life, previously confined to the young, has now infected the general population at large.

Read More: https://www.theoccidentalobserver.net/2018/08/31/the-decline-and-fall-of-merrie-england/

Germany: Illegal Migrant With Over 500 Criminal Charges Cannot Be Deported



A nation that in living memory nearly prevailed against enemies on half a dozen fronts has now been castrated.
Just like how Cuck Island’s police departments make ours here in America look efficient, so does Germany’s immigration and deportation policy make ours look ruthless and draconian.
RT:
A migrant suspected of committing hundreds of crimes has been let roam free in the German city of Frankfurt because the authorities have been unable to establish his identity and country of origin for decades.
Little is known about the man, as no one knows his name, let alone his age or nationality. The only more-or-less verifiable fact known about him is that he arrived in Germany some 20 years ago, in 1998, without any identity documents. He has lived on the streets of German cities ever since and currently resides in Frankfurt, according to the German Bild daily.
The list of the crimes that the unidentified migrant has allegedly committed over this period is extensive. Some 542 criminal proceedings have been opened against him during these years, according to the German police.
“One third of the investigations were related to possession and purchase of drugs,” Ruediger Buchta, a high commissioner with the Frankfurt police, told the German media, adding that the migrant’s other alleged offenses included “fraudulent acquisition of services like fare dodging,” as well as “assault, theft, robbery” and numerous “offenses against the Residence Act.”
Despite being repeatedly detained, the man has successfully resisted deportation from Germany for all these years for one simple reason: the German authorities still do not know where to deport him. The man repeatedly claimed to be from one of the North African countries, Algeria and Morocco in particular. However, the authorities of these states did not confirm this information.
The migrant apparently refused to reveal his name or provide any other personal details to the German authorities. Database searches for his fingerprints also yielded no matches, leaving the German police in limbo.
This quite bizarre case exposes flaws in the current German migration policy, Michael Seyfert, a migration spokesman of the right-wing Alternative for Germany (AfD) party, told RT.
“It is a failure of the system; it is a failure of the government,” he said, adding that the German authorities simply “do not dare to [extradite people] as they are afraid of the left-wing media and… protests.”
Read More: http://www.occidentaldissent.com/2018/08/31/germany-illegal-migrant-with-over-500-criminal-charges-cannot-be-deported/

With Trump, There’s Smoke and Sometimes Fire. Digging beyond the Tweet, real reporting shows the president gets it right once in a while. By Ross Marchand



For vacationers eyeing Southeastern states for sun and waves, the advice given for an incoming hurricane is simple: stay away. Similar advice can be doled out to those driven to the internet during a tweetstorm by President Donald Trump. 

For the past couple of years, a pattern emerges following the president’s urge to tweet about a seeming hodgepodge of issues: think post office reform, water markets, or South African land seizures. In the 24 hours following one of his hyperbolic missives, the denizens and self-appointed fact-checkers of the World Wide Web become experts on the topic chosen by the commander-in-chief, and an avalanche of rebuttals follow. Yet, very few fact-check the fact-checkers. 

By and large, the best that Trump’s supporters can muster are typical reactionary snark. The battle over rhetorical supremacy on Twitter and among the cable news commentariat is waged. The air gets sucked out of the room, with simple facts and reasoned analysis nowhere to be found. 

Fortunately, the millions of Americans looking for level-headed analysis of the issues identified by Trump needn’t completely steer clear of the internet. Archived searches, customized to deliver news and analysis on a subject published before a tweetstorm, allows the resumption of a normal debate. 

Case-in-point: the president’s pronouncement on wildfires and water policy, tweeted on August 5 and 6. Commenting on the wildfires rampaging through the Western United States, Trump accused California of magnifying the crisis through “bad environmental laws, which aren’t allowing massive amounts of readily available water to be properly utilized. It is being diverted into the Pacific Ocean.” 

Read More: https://www.theamericanconservative.com/articles/with-trump-theres-smoke-and-sometimes-fire/

Interior Minister Mateo Salvini calls out France’s President Macron For Being A Hypocrite



The feud that exists between the Interior Minister of Italy, Mateo Salvini and the president of France, Emmanuel Macron, is not a surprise to anyone who has been following the migrant situation across the ocean. In a situation that was recently covered by Breitbart news the way that Salvini feels toward the President of France was more than understood when he called President Macron a hypocrite for criticizing other countries about open borders while refusing to allow migrants in his own countries. Ouch, if there is one thing that men really hate in this world it is being called out on their sh**.

Thursday Salvini released what could only be considered an aggressive response to the words that President Macron spoke against those who he feels preaches hate when he said, “We do not take lessons from a hypocrite.”

It was Tuesday when Italy’s Interior Minister, Mateo Salvini, met with the Prime Minister of Hungary, Viktor Orban. The meeting went rather well and ended with both men promising to bring an end to the current European Union globalist agenda. It is their goal to replace the globalist agenda with one that gives more respect to the national sovereignty of the countries that make up the European Union.

Read More: https://www.halseynews.com/2018/08/31/feud-between-salvini-and-macron-continues/

Hey Rabbi, What Are You Doing?


Today, the carcass of Juan McCohen was paraded around, the final honor for an Israel-first anti-White globalist scumbag who is presently being tortured for all eternity. In a sane world the White veterans who were maimed fighting in the zionist wars this disgusting criminal championed would dump out the corrupted remains, tear them to pieces and drop whatever is left into Iran to fulfill this monster's dream of messing with a country on the other side of the world that never said I have "White privilege" or campaigned for an open border in my ancestral homeland. Burn in hell, McInsane. No time to dwell on useful White idiots who are no longer useful, though. We've got an amazing story about the Light of the World.

Seven Monsey and Kiryas Joel residents - including a rabbi - were arrested Wednesday in connection with an alleged $14 million dollar rip-off of a federal school technology funding program, federal prosecutors said. The FBI arrested the seven for allegedly stealing money meant to help underprivileged children.

These are g*d's chosen people, unfairly persecuted for absolutely no reason, much better than you and everyone you care about. This time, the humble religious jew was caught serving its g*d, the almighty shekel, while ripping off another dead-on-arrival "fix the negro" federal program. Those are doing a lot of good, the tar monster is really improving, except when the wandering merchant accidentally runs off with the geld. Now Barkevious can't read because chosenites stole tax dollars that were supposed to be flushed down the walking privy that is the "African-American." Welcome to modern America, stay as long as you want.

Prosecutors said the suspects lied to claim they were serving as independent consultants and vendors to help obtain and provide telecommunication services to private religious school students across Rockland County.

Oy vey, we're Ma Bell or whatever, you dirty shkotzim. Don't worry, all the little schwoogies will get what they deserve.

"This indictment is important not only because fraudsters should be held to account for their crimes, but also because the next generation of students should have access to telecommunication services, internet access, and related equipment, irrespective of their means and in spite of the fact that people like the defendants seek to line their own pockets at the expense of underprivileged children,” said U.S. Attorney Geoffrey Berman.

Once we get Dajewjuan, Pablo and La-ah on the internet they should immediately begin approximating the behavior of civilized human beings. We'll put the jew in charge, I'm sure they can be trusted. Help the biological weapon you released get on faceberg and jewtube, Shlomo. It's very important. One layer of delusion on top of another, Djoser's pyramid constructed entirely of kosher manure.



Simon Goldenbrener and Moshe Scwartz are accused of helping to run the criminal ring. Rabbi Aron Melber who work at a religious school in Rockland allegedly used his school to try to obtain over $1 million in funds – some which was then allegedly shared among members of the ring or used for purposes not included in the E-rate program.

Read More: https://modernheretic3000.blogspot.com/2018/08/hey-rabbi-what-are-you-doing.html

Monday, August 27, 2018

The Humanities in Crisis by Stuart Schneiderman

Writing in The Atlantic Benjamin Schmidt analyzes why the Humanities are in crisis. By that he (and everyone else) means that fewer and fewer college students are majoring in literature, languages, philosophy and history. Instead, students are flocking to STEM courses and to courses the retain the patina of science-- like psychology.

By his theorizing, the trend was set in motion by the 2008 financial crisis. Students came to believe that they would have a better chance of being hired by Google if they majored in statistics or computer science. They no longer saw the value in developing what Schmidt calls a philosophy of life-- which is presumably what Humanities courses teach.

To debunk the notion, he adds a bunch of statistics showing that the perception of job opportunity is just that… a perception.

Students aren’t fleeing degrees with poor job prospects. They’re fleeing humanities and related fields specifically because they think they have poor job prospects. If the whole story were a market response to student debt and the Great Recession, students would have read the 2011 census report numbering psychology and communications among the fields with the lowest median earnings and fled from them. Or they would have noticed that biology majors make less than the average college graduate, and favored the physical sciences. Most 18-year-olds are not econometricians, and those that are were probably going to major in economics anyway.

Unfortunately, Schmidt’s analysis has limited value. He pays lip service to the role of gender-- psychology has become nearly all female; engineering is nearly all male-- and largely ignores the role of ethnicity.

More Asian students take STEM courses than do white or minority students. Minority students who are admitted under diversity quotas do not enroll in STEM courses because they would have difficulty doing the work. They prefer Humanities courses because these do not have objective standards of right and wrong. Thus, they can make their way through college in the Humanities, and especially in ethnic studies majors… something they could not do in engineering or physics.

If Harvard increases the number of diversity candidates and decreases the number of Asian candidates, it will end up with more students majoring in the Humanities and fewer students majoring in STEM subjects. Thus, the decline in the Humanities would be worse if diversity quotas were eliminated.

Read More: http://stuartschneiderman.blogspot.com/2018/08/the-humanities-in-crisis.html

Craziest Eulogy Of John McCain Comes From Democrat

Twitter User Says Dana Loesch’s Kids Need to be ‘Murdered,’ Social Giant Says ‘No Violation’ By Jack Davis

Advocating murder has become an acceptable form of speech, Twitter has ruled — at least when the target of invective is the family of National Rifle Association spokeswoman Dana Loesch.
On Sunday, a Twitter user responded to Loesch as she was trying to discuss the Florida shooting online with other Twitter users.
“The only way these people learn is if it affects them directly. So if Dana Loesch has to have her children murdered before she’ll understand, I guess that’s what needs to happen,” Loesch posted in a screenshot of the comment she received.
At a time when Twitter and other social media giants have been tightening the screws on what they allow from websites such as Infowars, Loesch appealed to Twitter for a ruling to punish the user.
Twitter sided with Loesch’s critic.
“We have reviewed your report carefully and found that there was no violation of the Twitter Rules against abusive behavior,” it wrote, according to the screenshot Loesch posted.
Read More: https://www.westernjournal.com/twitter-user-says-dana-loeschs-kids-need-murdered-social-giant-says-no-violation/

Zero Hour for Gen X by Matthew Hennessey and Paul Beston

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Matthew Hennessey joins City Journal managing editor Paul Beston to discuss Hennessey’s new book, Zero Hour for Gen X: How the Last Adult Generation Can Save America from Millennials.
More than a decade after the introduction of social media, it’s evident that Silicon Valley’s youth-obsessed culture has more drawbacks—from violations of privacy to deteriorating attention spans—than many of us first realized. For many millennials, though, who grew up with the Internet, there’s nothing to worry about. And to hear the media tell it, this tech-savvy generation, the largest in American history, is poised to take leadership from the retiring baby boomers.
But a smaller generational cohort is overlooked in the equation: Generation X, those born, roughly, between 1965 and 1980, and destined to play the middle child between the headline-grabbing boomers and the hotshot millennials. Smaller demographically, they are reaching the age of traditional leadership, and they grew up in a less tech-dominated time. Hennessey calls on America’s “last adult generation” to assert itself before losing its chance to influence the direction of the country.
Read More: https://www.city-journal.org/html/zero-hour-gen-x-16128.html

Suspicion and the Corruption of the Liberal Mind

I had a cartoon on my office door in the 80's. An elderly man, sitting in a beach chair next to an elderly woman, looks out over the ocean with a frown.  "I've come full circle.  I think things are what they seem."

I begin to see why it has pleased me so much

*******

I point you to yet another Quillette article, Suspicion and the Corruption of the Liberal Mind, by Stephen Harrod Buhner. I have grown fond of the site, and need to discipline myself to go over there more often. Buhner says he is a "liberal to the core," but has grown weary of the current approach of other liberals. He in turn refers us on to Rita Felski, a professor of English at UVA whose most recent book, The Limits of Critique, discusses the liberal approach to culture and art in terms of mood. (Her definition of this occurs early on in Buhner's essay.) She too is a liberal raising red flags.

I wanted to excerpt a quote from either Buhner or Felski to give you sense of their argument, but it took a while to settle on just one. This is Buhner: 

Those who have absorbed the mindset now extend suspicious reading to everyone and everything anyone does: words, body language, dress, hair, music, art, even food. They actively reject the face value of communication, whether literary or social; hold nothing as innocent of power motivations, whether directly or through unconscious complicity in those power motivations.

To regard the majority of Western peoples as possessing malign motives; to base a life upon such a point of view; to approach all books, plays, art, and human interactions with this kind of suspicion is not, however, a sign of clear-eyed perception but rather, as one of my psychology professors once put it, a diseased mind. Like its more extreme cousin, paranoia, it becomes self-perpetuating: the more suspicious one is, the more vigilant one becomes; the more vigilant one is, the more evidence one finds in even the most innocent of behaviors; and the more evidence one finds, the more suspicious one becomes.
Comparing this type of suspiciousness to paranoia is what caught my eye, as the discussion now moves into my territory.  I have noted here before (quite often, it seems) that the attitude of paranoia usually occurs before it has an object. The brain has a sense that something is wrong, or has a sensation that it interprets as a noise, and quickly after, calls it a voice. This kicks off a search for an explanation. This often happens with depression or anxiety as well. Scrooge's explanation for what Marley's ghost really is may be entertaining, but it's not the way we actually think. We blame things on real and important events, not accidentals. These are not always untrue, certainly. Grief, illness, or mistreatment can cause misery. Yet if these are not present we still find similar explanations. Work has been really stressful lately. I'm worried because Jason has been arguing with his wife.

How then if this suspicious cast of mind also precedes the political and social outlook? Yes, yes, it may all be self-reinforcing as Buhner suggests.  Nothing would be more likely, as it would be rewarding to prove oneself right so often.  As evidence, I offer myself.  When I was a liberal years ago, this was very much my cast of mind.  I believed I saw what others did not, was sensitive to the hidden motives of others and meanings of seemingly innocuous cultural items. I have credited my rescue to CS Lewis, especially in The Screwtape Letters and The Great Divorce, which affected me powerfully. Lewis often cautioned that such interpretations of others' behavior must allow that such things are possible with ourselves as well.


Read More: https://assistantvillageidiot.blogspot.com/2018/08/suspicion-and-corruption-of-liberal-mind.html

The ‘Sham Investigations’ of Saudi Coalition War Crimes in Yemen By DANIEL LARISON

Defense Secretary Jim Mattis stands with Deputy Crown Price of Saudi Arabia Mohammad bin Salman Al Saud before a bi-lateral meeting held at the Pentagon in Washington, D.C., Mar. 16, 2017. (DOD photo by Sgt. Amber I. Smith)
The New York Times reports on growing frustration in the U.S. military with the Saudi coalition:
The top American air commander in the Middle East is urging the Saudi-led coalition of Arab nations to be more forthcoming about an investigation into an airstrike in northern Yemen earlier this month that struck a school bus, killing more than 40 children.
The comments by Lt. Gen. Jeffrey L. Harrigian reflected increasing exasperation by United States officials over the conflict that has spiraled into a humanitarian disaster.
“There’s a level of frustration we need to acknowledge,” General Harrigian said in a wide-ranging telephone interview last week. “They need to come out and say what occurred there.”
Any criticism of the Saudi coalition from our government is welcome, but this complaint misses the point. The coalition doesn’t just need to “say what occurred” in the August 9 Dahyan massacre that killed 40 schoolchildren and at least eleven others. We know what occurred, and we know who is responsible. What is needed is pressure to make the coalition stop their attacks on civilian targets, and the best way to do that is to cut off all military support that aids them in carrying out those attacks. Anything else amounts to dancing around the fact that the coalition is repeatedly and deliberately targeting and killing civilians in large numbers.
The problem with Saudi coalition investigations of their own war crimes isn’t that they are insufficiently transparent, but that they are all but certain to exonerate coalition forces of any wrongdoing. There needs to be an independent, international inquiry into this attack and into all war crimes committed by all parties in Yemen. The Saudi coalition, the U.S., Britain, and France have consistently opposed independent investigations because they know what these investigations will prove. The perpetrators want to cover up their crimes, and their accomplices have been helping them do just that.
Read More: https://www.theamericanconservative.com/larison/the-sham-investigations-of-saudi-coalition-war-crimes-in-yemen/

Why You Should Be Concerned—Republicans Prep For Hell...

Foreign Intel Agents Launch New Covert Propaganda War Against Americans on US Soil



The folks at The New Nationalist (TNN) are not naïve. We know foreign agents conduct covert operations online everyday worldwide. In fact, to even mention it anymore almost seems to be somehow passé.
Yet, once in a while, we see something of such gross temerity that it must be flagged and brought to your attention. Such is the case with Act.il. Kudos to investigative reporter Josh Nathan-Kazis at the Jewish news publication The Forward for writing “Shadowy Israeli App Turns American Jews Into Foot Soldiers In Online War,” a story that brings to light an insidious Israeli-intelligence operation launched in the United States in June. We highly recommended reading the article in full.

What is Act.il?

Act.il (Act-il.com in the U.S.) is a mobile app that serves as a platform for uniting, organizing, training and deploying international hasbara.
Through the app, 12,000 pro-Israeli “volunteers” worldwide (but mostly in the U.S.) receive marching orders — or “missions” — from Israeli agents and operatives located at its headquarters in Herzliya, Israel. The app users’ missions are covert, vary widely in scope and include both online and offline tactics.
For completing missions, Act.il’s volunteer users get points and badges. Top-ranked users complete five or six missions a day, The Forwardreports, and win prizes, receive a congratulatory letter from the Israeli Minister of Strategic Affairs or a doll of Israel’s founding Prime Minister David Ben-Gurion.
“But not everyone on the app was a mere volunteer,” The Intercept reports. A security flaw in the app that was exploited shortly after its launch exposed the email addresses of all of its registered users. A review of the email addresses by The Intercept revealed that dozens of the Act.il’s earliest users have connections to “organizations that funded or developed the app. That means Act.il, which purports to be a grassroots campaign, was essentially seeded with paid activists.”
Act.il’s stated goal is to push back against the BDS Movement; however, descriptions of its missions reported by media seem to indicate it’s going after any sort of discourse critical of Jews or Israel, as well as encouraging political action among voters of foreign governments such as the U.S.

John McCain’s Foreign Policy Record By DANIEL LARISON

Sen. John McCain died from brain cancer over the weekend:
John S. McCain, the proud naval aviator who climbed from depths of despair as a prisoner of war in Vietnam to pinnacles of power as a Republican congressman and senator from Arizona and a two-time contender for the presidency, died on Saturday at his home in Arizona. He was 81.
McCain served in Congress for more than thirty years. In that time, he went from the Vietnam veteran who warned against an unwise entanglement in Lebanon to becoming the most vocal and predictable advocate for every bad military intervention under the sun. The longer he stayed in Washington, the worse he became. His career is nothing if not a cautionary tale to other would-be legislators. He specialized in matters of national security and foreign policy, and yet he had a remarkable knack for misjudging practically every major foreign policy issue of the last three decades.
McCain distinguished himself as a consistent proponent of unnecessary foreign wars in the name of American “leadership,” and the country was always worse off when the president heeded his recommendations. He was a leading cheerleader for the invasion of Iraq and intervention in Libya, and he was wrong about both. He was also a Kosovo war supporter and has been a steadfast defender of U.S. supportfor the Saudi war on Yemen. When Georgia escalated a conflict with Russia, he insanely proclaimed, “We are all Georgians” and gave the impression that he was willing to risk WWIII over a dispute that had nothing to do with us. Despite his constant demands for more “action,” the U.S. did not intervene in Syria as forcefully or as soon as he wanted. He was even once quoted praising the Saudis for their role in Syria. “Thank God for the Saudis,” he said. He was famously hawkish on Iran (“bomb, bomb, bomb, bomb, bomb, Iran,” he sang), and in recent years went so far as to jump on the Mujahideen-e Khalq (MEK) bandwagon. This is a record of horrible judgment and even more horrible costs for the people in the countries affected by the policies he supported.
Read More: https://www.theamericanconservative.com/larison/mccains-foreign-policy-record/

What the McCain Eulogies Tell Us About the Media and the Regime By Tom Woods

People tell me I should not criticize him right now.
I do think some people are behaving in bad taste. But I do not think I am prohibited from making sober remarks at a moment when so many Americans, and the opinion molders who tell them what to think, are getting ludicrously carried away.
The phenomenon we are witnessing is so Orwellian that I can’t resist exploring it. I am less concerned with criticizing McCain — there will be ample time for that — than I am with trying to understand the regime under which we live, and the media lackeys that glorify it.
The tributes to McCain from the major newspapers are so over the top that there’s something more going on here than the perfunctory respect the media shows for most deceased politicians.
They will not be speaking this way about Pat Buchanan — a real maverick, who was the first conservative I ever saw who broke with both parties (that’s what a maverick does) to point out that the sanctions on Iraq were creating a humanitarian catastrophe that no moral person could support (that’s what an actual conservative says).
As if to show that she has every Establishment ritual already down to a science, even democratic socialist Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez took to Twitter to say this:
John McCain’s legacy represents an unparalleled example of human decency and American service.
As an intern, I learned a lot about the power of humanity in government through his deep friendship with Sen. Kennedy.
He meant so much, to so many. My prayers are with his family.
“But she had to say something!” some say.
She had to say “an unparalleled example of human decency and American service”?
McCain’s bellicosity in foreign policy knew no bounds. A discussion of all the interventions he favored — every one of which would have intensified the problems it was allegedly to solve — would take all week.
To a conservative movement that knows nothing of its history, this makes McCain a great conservative statesman.
Read More: https://www.lewrockwell.com/2018/08/thomas-woods/what-the-mccain-eulogies-tell-us-about-the-media-and-the-regime/

VOX POPOLI: The end of empire

Eventually, inevitably, the decadence and demoralization of imperial society catches up with the leading military power. As the Z-man notes, the USA is no exception in this regardhttp://thezman.com/wordpress/?p=14873
For starters, the sorts of men excited about taking orders from a girl are not the sorts of men you want fighting your wars. That only works in Hollywood propaganda. That propaganda, however, has had an impact on the culture. As a result, a decreasing number of men are physically able to meet the minimum requirements. A boy who spent his formative years playing video games and being asked if he would prefer to wear a dress, is unlikely to have the ability to make it through basic, much less be a good soldier.

Then you have the fact that white guys are starting to figure out that the government is their enemy, so signing up to fight for the government is not in their interests. Part of it is the fact that the public has figured out that the neocon response to 9/11 was a scam. They did not care about keeping the country safe from Islam. They only cared about keeping Israel safe from Islam. Importing millions of Muslims after 9/11 did not go unnoticed. A volunteer army relies on patriotism to fill the ranks. Fighting for strangers does not cut it.

There’s also the fact that whites are getting wise to what’s happening and public trust is plummeting. A volunteer army not only relies on patriotism, but it relies on civic duty. It is why we still call military service a duty. Some still call politics “public service” even though no one is so naive these days. The point is, like patriotism, civic nationalism is a social contract. Both parties have to uphold their end of the deal in order for it to work. It’s why blacks lack patriotism and they have never been willing to join the military.
Read More: http://voxday.blogspot.com/2018/08/the-end-of-empire.html

New Book Gives Credence to US Ambassador’s Claim That Israel Tried to Assassinate Him in 1980 By Philip Weiss

August 24, 2018 "Information Clearing House-  John Gunther Dean, now 92, and a former American ambassador to five countries, has long maintained that Israel was behind his attempted assassination on August 28, 1980, in a suburb of Beirut, which was attributed to a rightwing Lebanese group. Dean and his wife and daughter and son-in-law were in a motorcade and narrowly escaped serious injury.

Dean said that he was targeted because he was doing something regarded as antithetical to Israel’s interest: consulting with the Palestine Liberation Organization and its head, Yasser Arafat, at a time when such contacts were the third rail in US politics. He was also outspokenly critical of Israeli attacks on Lebanon.
A new book offers backing to Dean’s claim. But while that book has been highly-publicized, the question of whether Israel attacked our ambassador has gotten no attention in the press. That is not a surprise; for Dean has asserted that the case itself was never thoroughly investigated by the U.S. government.

Let’s begin this story where I first heard about it, from historian Remi Brulin’s twitter thread on May 30:
“On August 28, 1980, the three-car motorcade of John Gunther Dean, the American Ambassador to Lebanon, was attacked on the motorway by several assailants armed with automatic rifles as well as light anti-tank weapons or LAWs. The ambassador and his wife escaped unscathed.

“This attack is in RAND’s ‘terrorism’ database. Entry states that ‘responsibility for attack was later claimed by the Front for the Liberation of Lebanon from Foreigners, a shadowy right-wing group.’ Various media outlets at the time reported on FLLF taking credit for the attack…
“Over the years Ambassador Dean has repeatedly argued that Israel was behind the August 1980 attempt on his life. In an interview for the Oral History Project in September 2000, he explained how the Lebanese Intelligence services had managed to retrieve the empty canisters of two of the light anti-tank weapons (LAWs) that had been used during the attack on his motorcade and, during raiding a house by the intersection where the assault had taken place, found 8 more. Dean collected the numbers on the 10 missiles & sent them to Washington to be traced.

“Three weeks (and one angry phone call) later, the US Ambassador finally learned ‘where the light anti-tank weapons came from, where they were shipped to, on what date, who paid for them, and when they got to their destination.’

Read More: http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/50120.htm

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The Tart Is Deceitful Above All Things by Jim Goad

Just as there’s a tremendous difference between acting ethically and feeling the need to announce to the world that you’re an ethical person, there is also a massive distinction between being raped and feeling the need to tell the world that you were raped.
I stopped watching Hollywood movies sometime in the mid-1970s, so when the name “Asia Argento” started popping up amid the #MeToo vagina dentata feeding frenzy last fall, I needed to be informed who she was.
Born in the West, Asia—whose name is a common Italian name for girls, and is annoyingly pronounced “AH-see-ah”—is the child of wealth and privilege. Her father Dario is a famous Italian horror-movie director with an estimated net worth of $16 million, yet like many such types, poor Asia can’t seem to just appreciate being lucky and appears to feel the need to rail against “entitles [sic] westerners” as if she weren’t the very embodiment of an entitled, privileged Westerner.
Last fall, along with the obviously deranged actress Rose McGowan, Asia became one of the loudest barking poodles in the #MeToo movement, which declared that victims should always be believed and that perpetrators should always be destroyed.
As this movement grew like a tumor, countless women came forward to accuse men of raping them. They did this publicly, mind you. And they all appeared to relish the attention. Why, it was almost as if there was nothing vicious, mean, predatory, or damaging about trying to publicly destroy anyone. In an agonizingly high number of cases, hiding behind the Morality Shield seems to be a sly and dishonest way of pretending that one’s abusiveness is mere “justice” rather than malice in action.
Publicly declaring that someone found you so sexually irresistible that they couldn’t control their impulses might be a sly way of announcing to the world that you are sexually irresistible. At what point does #MeToo become #LookAtMe?
As far as I can tell from piecing together the available narratives, both Argento and McGowan claimed that Weinstein “raped” them because they faked orgasms when he was performing oral sex on them. I am aware of no accusations that he physically restrained them or threatened them in any way. But it appears that part of what has driven #MeToo is to massively expand the definition of rape to include any sexual encounter a woman might later regret. For example, in the still pending rape charge against Julian Assange, it appears that his only crime was failing to call his alleged victim the next day.
“At what point does #MeToo become #LookAtMe?”
In Argento’s case, she was apparently so appalled by Weinstein’s shoddy cunnilingual skills that she proceeded to have a sexual relationship with him that lasted four years. Maybe he gives good foot rubs—I don’t know. Or maybe she’ll try to claim that the fact she had to fake an orgasm with him left her so mentally ravaged that she couldn’t help but have sex with him for four more years.
As Americans finally started hearing the name “Asia Argento” en masse last fall, she was having a very public romantic relationship with ex-junkie and white-genocide advocate Anthony Bourdain. In the shamelessly sappy photos that Bourdain posted all over social media of himself with Argento, she maintained the same malevolent gleam in her eye while he appeared to be as pussy-whipped as a mouse impaled on a cat’s claw.
Read More: http://takimag.com/article/the-tart-is-deceitful-above-all-things/print#ixzz5PP3TGpG7

The West’s Head-in-the-Sand Policy by Tassilo Wallentin


A new, huge wave of refugees from Africa and the Middle East is rolling in. It is high time to face the uncomfortable truths.
In Africa there are 7 million more people every 100 days. If we took in one million Africans, it would make up for the population deficit in 14 days! In Nigeria alone, more children are born every year than in the whole of Europe.
In 1960 Africa had 280 million inhabitants—today it is already 1.2 billion, and by 2050 it will be 2.5 billion. Up to 66% of Africans (i.e., 790 million) want to go to Europe or the USA—a large proportion of them within the next five years.
These figures clearly show a breach in the dam. The E.U.’s open external borders are pure madness. A population explosion and economic exodus of this magnitude cannot be combated by allowing all Africans to enter Italy via the Mediterranean route, apply for asylum, and travel on to Northern Europe. “The E.U. is acting like an installer who distributes water in the home in the event of a burst pipe, instead of repairing the damage,” said France’s former president Nicolas Sarkozy.