Forward: “Is A String of Attacks Against Brooklyn Jews Really About Anti-Semitism?”

Comments at Steve Sailer:

* First, when whites move into a black area, it is called gentrification and it is bad. Why is it bad? Well they say gentrification drives up home prices, which drives up rents and property taxes. That is true. But just a few days ago we were lectured that white flight drives down home prices which hurts blacks by around $48K in home value. So what do they want? Do they want higher home prices to help blacks, or lower home prices to help blacks?

Second, when blacks move into a white area, it is celebrated as diversity or desegregation. In most cases it results in lower property values and an increase in crime. But those side effects are considered a fair trade to achieve diversity. Any whites who object or complain are denounced and told, “this is who we are and if you don’t like it, you can leave.” So many whites end up leaving and are denounced even more for white flight.

Gentrification is just diversifying non-white homogeneous areas, while desegregation is about diversifying White homogeneous areas.

* It’s just a fact blacks commit more crime. When Jews happen to be the local non-black residents they end up being the victims. But this is not acceptable. Jews are not Puerto Ricans, after all.

This naturally raises the question: How can Jews complain about Black-on-Jew crime without upsetting the Narrative that both groups are perpetual victims?

The answer (duh!), is that White people are to blame. Whites victimize Blacks with gentrification. This causes Blacks to be unintentionally anti-semitic because they confuse Jews with the real White oppressors. Makes perfect sense.

* It’s similar to the recent coverage of the black serial killer who murdered 60 or more black women. Whites were to blame because they don’t police black neighborhoods.

* Growing up in NYC as a non-white, notion that Jews are honorary people of color seems ridiculous to me.

All the Jews I know are more pale-skinned than the average white, wealthier than the average white, more bookish than the average white and eat blander food than the average white.

In other words Jews are the whitest of all the white people we know!

* On the Eastern side of the Atlantic, Jews have largely lost their protected status as honorary non-whites. This has meant that the European left has been free to follow its Marxist and anti-white ideology to its logical conclusion.

1. Steve has often made the point that if “White Privilege” is real, then “Jewish Privilege” logically must be an order of magnitude greater. Well in Europe, the left largely agrees. Accusations of Anti-Semitism are now largely confined to opportunistic attacks on the Alt-Right etc. and ring increasingly hollow. European leftists now regard Jews as a peculiarly rich and well-connected (and consequently nasty) sub-set of whites. When he was running for Mayor of London, the far-left Labour Party politician Ken Livingston told a Muslim Asian audience that he couldn’t get Jews to vote for him because they simply have too much money – he may have had a point there with 70% of Jews now voting for the Tories in 2017.

2. Moreover, the Israel dynamic amplifies this effect. European leftists enjoyed fifty years of endorphin rushes from anti-white fetishising after World War II and consequently became addicted to them. As long as there were African colonies, Rhodesian white minority rule and South African Apartheid to keep delivering the narcotic hit of regular bouts of 2 minutes’ hate, leftists were content. That suddenly ended with Nelson Mandela’s election as President of South Africa and, unlike in America, there were no Rodney King/Abner Louima/Amadou Diallo moments to which to transition the rage so (I think, with some degree of reluctance) Israel-Palestine became the new Bad Whites v. Good Coloureds conflict and today’s European leftists now wear Arafat scarves even when they are at events which have nothing to do with the Levant. The only thing that is stopping Israelis from becoming the 21st century equivalent of the Afrikaners is some residual holocaust guilt amongst the left’s older (and whiter) cohorts.

3. Europe’s Jewish population is less than 1.3 million (if you include Russia, Ukraine and Belarus) and less than 1.1 million (if you don’t) compared to 5.7 million in the United States so the Jewish share of the population is dramatically smaller than in the US. Meanwhile, European Jews tend to be more heavily Sephardic and Yekke and are consequently much more politically conservative than (largely Eastern European-descended) American Jews. This means that while the 20th century left in the United States was enormously Jewish relative to the overall population, the European left wasn’t. This, in turn, meant that left wing Labour Zionism largely operated on a poseur level in Europe and was quickly abandoned when it fell out of fashion.

4. The ethnic group that occupies the equivalent position to blacks in Europe is Muslims – principally Pakistantis, Bangladeshis, Muslim Indians, Anglerians, Tunisians and Moroccans together with increasing numbers of Nigerians and Somalis (of whom the less said the better). There are crucial differences between Muslims and American blacks that make them far less malleable when it comes to the “Jews aren’t really white” trope, namely:

(a) While jazz, blues, rap, hip hop, R & B and reggae have allowed Anglo-American blacks to heavily influence western popular culture, Islam is simply too retrograde to influence high culture and too bumpkiny to influence popular culture – it’s always struck me that the fundamental reason why black culture has been so influential in entertainment and the arts is because it introduced sexual looseness to starchy white culture whereas Islam (as Steve correctly points out) is a “jealousy belt” culture which hews in the opposite direction. One corollary of this is that Muslims are more scornful (and resentful) of western culture than blacks and have not been acculturated into its norms to the same degree so their sub-culture is more Asperger-ish when it comes on picking up respectable norms.

(b) Muslims have their own culture in way that Anglo-American blacks (whose whole culture is effectively an offshoot of 18th and 19th century Anglo culture) fundamentally don’t. Blacks need to generate fantasies like “Wakanda” to do what Muslims can simply do by opening history books and reading about the Umayyads, the Abbasids, the Mughals, the Ottomans and the Moors. Muslims can thus operate within self-contained social orders (albeit poorly) while black Anglos can’t – because they evolved as a sub-culture not a self-contained one. Black resentment of whites is entirely jealousy-based – they are humiliated by their dysfunctionality and act up as a consequence. By contrast, Muslim resentment of Europeans and North Americans combines jealousy (in relation to superior western science, technology and finance) with contempt (for single mothers, gays, trannies etc.). While grassroots blacks are anti-Semitic, their elites seem to be sufficiently insecure that they feel obliged (in an American context) to feign the Philo-Semitism of their white leftist allies. Muslim elites, by contrast, have a plan – to wit, their intellectual godfather Sayed Qutb believed that Islam had fallen behind the West technologically and that the West had allowed itself to be dragged back into barbarism culturally, leaving political Islam with the unique role of combing the best of technology and culture – whereas blacks don’t.

(c) Muslims have their own non-English language media markets broadcasting and publishing news and entertainment in Urdu, Punjabi, Sindhi, Pashtun, Kari, Hindi, Bengali, Bahasa Malaysia, Bahasa Indonesia, Farsi, Arabic, Turkish etc. This creates another cultural variable – a set of cultural transmitters that are outside of the influence of the English-speaking culture that virtually monopolises black Anglo attention. So, for example, when the British Labour politician Lord Ahmed (a Kashmiri) was jailed for dangerous driving in his Jaguar X-Type that caused the death of a fellow motorist, he dutifully apologised to the family of his victim in Court and issued the usual press statements (in English) expressing remorse but then gave an interview on an Urdu language radio station saying that the reason he had received a custodial sentence was (you could have guessed it) a Jewish conspiracy. The effect of English language dominance on the state of high culture is, of course, a long-running iSteve theme.

5. Notwithstanding all the differences between Islamic and black culture, I strongly suspect that black obedience to rule against Jew-bashing will only last as long as:

(a) a white majority does; and

(b) a large and coherent Jewish minority does – and in this regard, Audacious Epigone seems to believe that out-marriage and low levels of reproduction amongst American Jews is progressively diluting them.

* Blacks’ IQ is too low to appreciate the tortured subtleties of the academic theory that Jews in America are oppressed non-whites. Good for blacks.

A minor government official from China who visited the US around the time of Charlottesville observed to me that blacks who are undergoing trials and tribulations in life should take their problems to the Jews for redress and not waste time with the Anglo-Saxons and smashing up their statues of Anglo-Saxon Confederate generals, since it was such an obvious truism to him that the Jews are in control of the US and not any other group. He said this in reference to the toppling of Robert E. Lee monuments by blacks which offended his sensibilities—it was too close to the Maoist lawlessness he experienced firsthand as a young man and also because Robert E. Lee’s is homonymous with the Chinese surname Li and therefore enjoys popularity in China.

* If the Jews would only get into the real estate business, they could slow down Whitey’s gentrification agenda against everybody. But, I suppose, that’s one of those fields of endeavor they’ve been prevented from entering forcing them to rely upon usury. Sad.

* I always found the case of Len Elmore interesting. Elmore went to UMd-CP, played in the NBA and graduated from Harvard Law School.

He married a Jewish woman and has had two kids bar-mitzvahed.

He tried (and failed) at being an NBA agent, mostly because … as he noted, the players didn’t trust him, as a black guy, to be as good as negotiator as a white (Jewish, duh) agent. Here’s a link from a book about the Labor negotiations between the players and the league from 1995 discussion that phenomenon.

I do agree with the Forward and the several commenters who noted that unless someone is wearing Hasidic clothing or a yarmulke, most folks would fail to notice the difference between white and Jews.

Other cultural markers of this existed in places like the show “The Wire”, with the Jewish Lawyer (Maury Levy) ably representing the various ‘innocent’ drug sellers in court…while being paid in cash.

* It sounds like living in majority white nations is good for the Jews as it offers the secular ones herd immunity.

Apart from all that unpleasantness in mid-20th Germany, it seems like a bad idea to work towards making whites a minorities in their countries.

* So it would be OK if they assaulted someone out of anti-White animus instead of anti-Jewish animus?
Is that what he is saying?

* Jewish interlocutor 1:
“Jews aren’t white! We abhor the gentilic Wonderbread masses too!”

POC leader in the community:
“We view you as a form of Hyper-Whiteness.”

J.I. 1:
“No, it’s not true! We was slaves in Egypt! We discovered Civilrights! Our life’s work is fighting for minorities against the redneck cracka peckerwood honkies aaaaaaaaaaaah”

“We view you as Hyper-Crackers”

Muslim crowd member:
“Word up, my homey!”

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Haaretz: From Bar Refaeli’s Torah Lessons to Paparazzi Shots of Rabbis: The ultra-Orthodox Love Affair With Gossip

From Haaretz:

It was in the Shleikes Jewish food restaurant in Bnei Brak that I got the definitive proof of how gossip has conquered the ultra-Orthodox public. I had arrived for a joint interview with journalist Itzik Ohana, whose specialty is coverage of get-togethers between secular celebs and rabbis, along with Haredi political analyst Yisrael Cohen, who admits that he’s turned to yellow journalism in recent years. By chance, the new publisher of the Haredi website Behadrei Haredim, Miki Barzel, came in. Cohen, who has a healthy sense of humor, asked Ohana to take his picture with Barzel and post it on Twitter, with a caption wondering whether he was defecting to Behadrei Haredim. The photo quickly spread from the tweet to a galaxy of WhatsApp groups.

It then turned out that others had also clandestinely photographed the chance meeting two weeks ago. A hullabaloo ensued. Within minutes, Cohen’s phone began to vibrate with messages from a bevy of ultra-Orthodox media-industry reporters who wanted to know whether he was actually leaving Kol Harama, the radio station he’s identified with. Cohen’s denial only heightened the suspicions.

In the meantime, a report about the fact that I had met with the two jokesters at Shleikes (which means “suspenders” in Yiddish) found its way into the Haredi gossip columns, accompanied by a historic photo: Cohen, Ohana and me seated with a plate of gefilte fish garnished with carrot, on the table between us. Even before the gefilte fish had been digested, we all gained everlasting fame. A week later, photographer Tomer Appelbaum, who took the picture of the duo, was the subject of an item on the Haredi news site

After years in which the Haredi press was generally quite limited, both in terms of content and dissemination, the advent of the internet stood that world on its head. Five years ago, the first official gossip column, Leibele, was inaugurated on Behadrei Haredim. It’s since been joined by Bekleine, on the Actualic site, Tzitzit on the Kikar Hashabbat news site and also by Pashkevil, a website geared to the Haredi advertising industry. A dedicated gossip site called Pichifkes initially took off but shut down a year ago. And there are also ultra-Orthodox groups on WhatsApp and Twitter, which are abuzz with gossip and often beat the conventional columns to the punch.

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Millennials Demand Protection From A Scary World

* “I really dislike when people who are older say that our generation needs to be exposed to the real world.”

Student organizers boot former SNL writer from stage during standup routine for jokes deemed offensive

* Lara Bazelon: I’m a Democrat and a Feminist. And I Support Betsy DeVos’s Title IX Reforms.

* PETA says phrases like ‘bring home the bacon’ are comparable to racism and homophobia

* Can We Finally Stop Talking About ‘Male’ and ‘Female’ Brains?

* ‘Transactional’ Sex and a Secret Resignation Letter: Takeaways From a Report on Les Moonves

* Apparently, prostitution doesn’t have a happy ending. Who knew?

* The Death Camp of Tolerance Watch

Mueller’s comportment suggests a man who’s fallen prey to the same state of mind that warped Ken Starr—namely disgust over the people you’re investigating and a desire to justify the sunk capital. Even if the special counsel presents one hell of a report, Democrats must ask: was it worth it?

* FBI email chain may provide most damning evidence of FISA abuses yet

* Woke Catholicism will be end of the Church in the West Baby Jesus In Cage As Part Of Dedham Church’s Immigration-Themed Nativity Scene

* France’s Macron scraps fuel tax after protests

George Hawley writes:

The Alt-Right’s Moment Has Come and Gone

This piece is adapted from The Alt-Right: What Everyone Needs to Know, by George Hawley, December 2019, Oxford University Press, 264 pages.

The Alt-Right will continue to be the subject of books and articles for the foreseeable future. As the most effective recent manifestation of white nationalism in the United States, it warrants serious and sober analysis. It may, however, be time to start discussing the Alt-Right in the past tense. To be clear, the extreme right continues to exist, and racist and anti-Semitic violence remains a horrific threat. I fear we will see more violence from people radicalized in the near future. Nevertheless, the Alt-Right movement (to the degree it ever was a movement) is no longer gaining ground. At this point, it is worth assessing where the Alt-Right fits in the history of the openly racist right, and how it differed from its ideological predecessors.

As the Alt-Right was growing, people in the movement often discussed what they derisively called “White Nationalism 1.0.” The term refers to those white nationalist groups and individuals that were active in the late 20th century and the first years of the 21st century.

The Alt-Right used that term mockingly because those groups were ineffective to the point of hurting their own cause. They had a deserved reputation for violence and had little to offer well-adjusted white Americans. Those groups were known for their constant infighting, and their leaders attempted to attract cult-like followings. In some cases, those white nationalists formed literal religious cults.

In its early days, when it was still almost entirely online, the Alt-Right mostly sought to create distance between itself and groups like the American Nazi Party and its successors—although there were differences of opinion on this subject within the Alt-Right. The Alt-Right briefly succeeded in creating a brand that appealed to some people not on the margins of society. By the end of 2016, however, the more radical elements of the Alt-Right seemed to have gained the upper hand, and it became less conspicuously different from earlier white nationalist movements.

When I first examined the Alt-Right, I viewed it as a new phenomenon, one representing a break from its extreme right ancestors despite promoting a similar ideology. In hindsight, the distinctiveness of the Alt-Right becomes less obvious. Most commentators note that the “Unite the Right” rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, which turned deadly, was the moment the Alt-Right became viewed as just another Ku Klux Klan or National Alliance.

In this regard, the Alt-Right has followed a similar trajectory as its antecedents. For the extreme right, a reputation for violence is usually self-defeating. After the Oklahoma City bombing, the militia movement stopped making gains. When members of racist groups engaged in violence in the 1980s and 1990s, their organizations were sued to the point of oblivion. Lawsuits, even when unsuccessful, are one of the more effective tactics against the extreme right, as they sap the resources of groups already operating on shoestring budgets. The Alt-Right has discovered this over the last year.

But even in its salad days, when the Alt-Right was mostly a trollish Internet subculture, it was already mimicking many of its predecessors’ methods, perhaps inadvertently.

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Weekly Standard Closing Shop

* Fate of The Weekly Standard is uncertain, editor tells staff Daily Caller

Kevin Grace on Charlottesville

* The rape of Europe

* France’s Fuel-Tax Protests Expose the Limits of Macron’s Mandate

* Netflix’s ‘Baby’ comes under fire for glamorizing teenage prostitution

* Z-Man: After Conservatism

* More trouble for malls: A new wave of closures from Gap, Victoria’s Secret and others

* Ryan Murphy fund aims to get ‘anti-LGBTQ’ candidates out of office in 2020

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Anatomy Of A Hate Hoax

* Black college lacrosse player, 21, is arrested for spraying N-word and swastika graffiti targeting HIMSELF and other minority students in two incidents that terrorized the campus

* Milo Yiannopoulos ‘more than $2m in debt’, Australian promoters’ documents show

* She decided to shave her head.

* The Guilt of the Gamma

* Miami Herald: Even from jail, sex abuser Jeffrey Epstein manipulated the system. His victims were kept in the dark

* Hollywood is a sex grooming gang

* Atlantic: Nostalgia for GHW Bush Is Anti-Semitic

* The Bittersweet Life Of Famous Instagram Model Amanda Lee

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