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Thursday, November 23, 2017

Here’s Some Good, Present-Day Thanksgiving News: Mayflower II Restoration is on Budget and on Schedule for 2020!

 

“In this Nov. 3, 2017 photo, shipwrights Jamie Kirschner, left, and Tucker Yaro clean out the hold of the Mayflower II at Mystic Seaport’s H.B. duPont Preservation Shipyard in Mystic, Conn. Restoration of the ship, a replica of the vessel that brought Pilgrims to Massachusetts in 1620, is expected to be completed in 2019 when it will return to its home port in Plymouth, Mass. (Sean D. Elliot/The Day via AP) “
 

Re-posted by Nicholas Stix


Smooth sailing so far on $7.5M makeover of Pilgrim ship
By L. Castle
November 23, 2017 at 5:06 a.m. EST
AP-WATE

PLYMOUTH, Mass. (AP) — If you’re a fan of the Mayflower II, here’s something that will float your boat.
A year after craftsmen embarked on an ambitious effort to restore the rotting replica of the ship that carried the Pilgrims to the New World in 1620, the work “is going really great,” project manager Whit Perry says.


Britain built the vessel and sailed it to the U.S. as a gift of friendship in 1957. Usually it’s moored in Plymouth Harbor, where more than 25 million people have boarded it over the past six decades. But over the years, the elements, aquatic organisms and insects took their toll.

It’s now in dry dock at the Henry B. duPont Preservation Shipyard at Connecticut’s Mystic Seaport, getting a $7.5 million makeover in time for 2020 festivities marking the 400th anniversary of the Pilgrim landing.

The Associated Press caught up with Perry, director of maritime preservation and operations at Plimoth Plantation , for a progress report.
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AP: You’re 12 months into a 2½-year project involving major structural repairs to America’s most beloved boat. Any unpleasant surprises?

Perry: Not really. I couldn’t be more pleased with the progress we’re making right now. We’ve had some major milestones since we began on Nov. 3, 2016. We have more than 100 new frames and floor timbers inside in the hold. Now we’re actually going to start the planking process on the outside of the ship, which is very exciting.
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AP: So nothing’s bugging you? This time last year, on top of water damage and dry rot, you had beetles chewing through the bottom of the boat.

Perry: Ah, yes, the wharf borer beetle. No, that’s been a minor issue. We did find evidence of (Teredo worms). This is a mollusk that can grow up to three feet long and eats through wood. On the bottom of the keel, there’s something called a “worm shoe” — a 4-inch-thick piece of wood that runs the whole length of the ship. It lets the worms have a field day but not get into the main structure of the boat. That’s where we found evidence of worms. The ship itself is OK.
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AP: The shipyard’s live webcam is pretty cool, but it’s hard to tell how many people are involved and what they’re doing. Can you tell us what we can’t see?

Perry: There are 20 people working on the Mayflower II at any one time. They’re working regular shifts, but we’re paying a little overtime so they don’t feel like they have to put down their tools if they’re in the middle of something. There are small teams working all over the ship. As we take things apart, we’re fixing anything with a question mark now, while we have the chance.
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AP: Sea water actually preserves a wooden ship like this one. What happens when it’s on dry land for so long? Is that bad for a boat?

Perry: It can be. We’re very proactive in spraying the boat with salt water and an antifungal agent. As we put the ship back together, we try to keep the humidity up with misters so it doesn’t dry out too much. We also have to leave a little play on the new planking beneath the waterline so it doesn’t buckle when the ship returns to the water and the wood starts to swell. It’s not an exact science.
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AP: In 2020, the eyes of the world will be on Plymouth. Sounds like you’re confident the ship will be ready?

Perry: It’s all going really great. We’re on budget and we’re on schedule. The ship will leave Mystic Seaport by late spring or early summer of 2019. And I’ve got to say, sailing the Mayflower II back to Plymouth is going to be quite a spectacle. Seeing the ship back under sail is going to be a beautiful sight.

Slave Revolt Inflicts Still More Casualties! ESPN Forced to Slash $80 Million in Salary Costs, as NFL Ratings Slump Worsens

By Reader-Researcher RC

NFL Ratings Slump Worsens as ESPN Forced to Slash $80 Million in Salary Costs

“ESPN is dealing with three simple math problems. They have fewer subscribers than they planned for. They have higher costs than they planned for. They lower ratings than they hoped for.”

At Zero Hedge.

N.S.: I guess the MSM will just have to curse normal white men even more than they have been—but how could they curse them any more?

Actually, ESPN has one problem: Diversity. Diversity means paying more for inferior labor, while cheating superior labor (refusing to hire it, firing it, and underpaying it). Diversity means insulting one’s main customer base, which means that one can charge advertisers less, out of loyalty to economic parasites.

“America's First Socialist Republic”: A Thanksgiving Day Meditation

By An Old Friend
Thu, Nov 23, 2017 1:54 p.m.

One of my correspondents observed the same phenomenon that's described below in a study of the dynamics of Hutterite communities in Montana. Or, rather, those dynamics are engineered to remedy the phenomenon.
 

AMERICA’S FIRST SOCIALIST REPUBLIC
POSTED ON NOVEMBER 23, 2017 BY SCOTT JOHNSON
PowerLine Blog

Paul A. Rahe holds the Charles O. Lee and Louise K. Lee Chair in the Western Heritage at Hillsdale College and has established himself as one of the country’s most distinguished scholars of history and politics. In view of his study of Republics Ancient and Modern, Professor Rahe is the academy’s foremost authority on the history of republics. Although his more recent work on Soft Despotism was not far from his Thanksgiving reflections when he wrote this column for us in 2009, neither was his older work on republics. Professor Rahe wrote this column at the dawn of the Obama era. It bears directly on the socialist temptation that confronts us yet:

On Thanksgiving, it is customary that Americans recall to mind the experience of the Pilgrim Fathers. We have much to learn from the history of the Plymouth Plantation. For, in their first year in the New World, the Pilgrims conducted an experiment in social engineering akin to what is now contemplated; and, after an abortive attempt at cultivating the land in common, their leaders reflected on the results in a manner that Americans today should find instructive.

William Bradford, Governor of the Plymouth Colony, reports that, at that time, he and his advisers considered “how they might raise as much corn as they could, and obtain a better crop than they had done, that they might not still thus languish in misery.” And “after much debate of things,” he then adds, they chose to abandon communal property, deciding that “they should set corn every man for his own particular” and assign “to every family a parcel of land, according to the proportion of their number, for that end.”

The results, he tells us, were gratifying in the extreme, “for it made all hands very industrious” and “much more corn was planted than otherwise would have been.” Even “the women now went willingly into the field, and took their little ones with them to set corn; which before would allege weakness and inability; whom to have compelled would have been thought great tyranny and oppression.”

Moreover, he observes, “the experience that was had in this common course and condition, tried sundry years . . . amongst godly and sober men, may well evince the vanity of that conceit of Plato’s and other ancients applauded by some of later times . . . that the taking away of property and bringing in community into a commonwealth would make them happy and flourishing.” In practice, America’s first socialist experiment “was found to breed much confusion and discontent and retard much employment that would have been to their benefit and comfort.”

In practice, “the young men, that were most able and fit for labor and service, did repine that they should spend their time and strength to work for other men’s wives and children without any recompense. The strong, or man of parts, had no more in division of victuals and clothes than he that was weak and not able to do a quarter the other could; this was thought injustice. The aged and graver men to be ranked and equalized in labors and victuals, clothes etc., with the meaner and younger sort, thought it some indignity and disrespect unto them. And for men’s wives to be commanded to do service for other men, as dressing their meat, washing their clothes, etc., they deemed it a kind of slavery, neither could many husbands well brook it.”

Naturally enough, quarrels ensued. “If it did not cut off those relations that God hath set amongst men,” Bradford notes, “yet it did at least much diminish and take off the mutual respects that should be preserved amongst them. And [it] would have been worse if they had been men of another condition” less given to the fear of God. “Let none object,” he concludes, that “this is men’s corruption, and nothing to the course itself. I answer, seeing all men have this corruption in them, God in His wisdom saw another course fitter for them.”

The moral is perfectly clear. Self-interest cannot be expunged. Where there is private property and its possession and acquisition are protected and treated with respect, self-interest and jealousy can be deployed against laziness and the desire for that which is not one’s own, and there tends to be plenty as a consequence.

But where one takes from those who join talent with industry to provide for those lacking either or both, where the fruits of one man’s labor are appropriated to benefit another who is less productive, self-interest reinforces laziness, jealousy engenders covetousness, and these combine in a bitter stew to produce both conflict and dearth.

A Norman Rockwell Thanksgiving

Re-posted by Nicholas Stix

Thanks to all the wonderful folks, who had previously posted these beautiful Rockwells.

Happy Thanksgiving to everyone!

 

Cousin Reginald Catches the Thanksgiving Turkey, The Country Gentleman, 1917
 

The Literary Digest, 1919
 

Ye Glutton, Life, 1923
 

The Saturday Evening Post, 1924
 

The Saturday Evening Post, 1932
 

Saying Grace, Undated but surely from Great Depression I
 

Trimming the Pie, The Saturday Evening Post, 1935
 

Circa 1940
 

Thanksgiving Blues, The Saturday Evening Post, 1942
 

1943
 

1944
 

1944
 

Undated
 

And finally, Norman Rockwell's most famous Thanksgiving painting of all: Freedom from Want
 


A Giving of Thanks to the Men Who Won the World for Us

By An Old Friend

Victor Hanson’s Thanksgiving salute to the Old Breed (i.e. the generation before us Boomers).

Steve Sailer, a Boomer ten years younger than me, has referred to our “immensely tiresome generation.” Hanson's article below is consistent with that.
 

A Thanksgiving Toast to the Old Breed
By Victor Davis Hanson
Wednesday, November 22, 2017
The Hoover Institution

The late World War II combat veteran and memoirist E. B. Sledge enshrined his generation of fellow Marines as “The Old Breed” in his gripping account of the hellish battle of Okinawa. Now, most of those who fought in World War II are either dead or in their nineties.

Much has been written about the disappearance of these members of the Greatest Generation—there are now over 1,000 veterans passing away per day. Of the 16 million who at one time served in the American military during World War II, only about a half-million are still alive.

Military historians, of course, lament the loss of their first-hand recollections of battle. The collective memories of these veterans were never systematically recorded and catalogued. Yet even in haphazard fashion, their stories of dropping into Sainte-Mère-Église or surviving a sinking Liberty ship in the frigid North Atlantic have offered correctives about the war otherwise impossible to attain from the data of national archives.

More worrisome, however, is that the collective ethos of the World War II generation is fading. It may not have been fully absorbed by the Baby Boomer generation and has not been fully passed on to today’s young adults, the so-called Millennials. While U.S. soldiers proved heroic and lethal in Afghanistan and Iraq, their sacrifices were never commensurately appreciated by the larger culture.

The generation that came of age in the 1940s had survived the poverty of the Great Depression to win a global war that cost 60 million lives, while participating in the most profound economic and technological transformation in human history as a once rural America metamorphosed into a largely urban and suburban culture of vast wealth and leisure.

Their achievement from 1941 to 1945 remains unprecedented. The United States on the eve of World War II had an army smaller than Portugal’s. It finished the conflict with a global navy larger than all of the fleets of the world put together. By 1945, America had a GDP equal to those of Germany, Japan, the Soviet Union, and the British Empire combined. With a population 50 million people smaller than that of the USSR, the United States fielded a military of roughly the same size.

America almost uniquely fought at once in the Pacific, Asia, the Mediterranean, and Europe, on and beneath the seas, in the skies, and on land. On the eve of the war, America’s military and political leaders, still traumatized by the Great Depression, fought bitterly over modest military appropriations, unsure of whether the country could afford even a single additional aircraft carrier or another small squadron of B-17s. Yet four years later, civilians had built 120 carriers of various types and were producing a B-24 bomber at the rate of one an hour at the Willow Run factory in Michigan. Such vast changes are still difficult to appreciate.

[As an old assembly-line worker, from the final assembly (Endmontage) of Daimler-Benzes, where we churned out 31 200-class and 190-class Daimlers per hour, I am quite sure that the aeroplane factory workers did not “produce” one B-24 bomber per hour. Rather, once the factory workers had completed all the earlier stages, they were able to finish off one B-24 per hour.]

Certainly, what was learned through poverty and mayhem by those Americans born in the 1920s became invaluable in the decades following the war. The World War II cohort was a can-do generation who believed that they did not need to be perfect to be good enough. The strategic and operational disasters of World War II—the calamitous daylight bombing campaign of Europe in 1942-43, the quagmire of the Heurtgen Forest, or being surprised at the Battle of Bulge—hardly demoralized these men and women.

Miscalculations and follies were not blame-gamed or endlessly litigated, but were instead seen as tragic setbacks on the otherwise inevitable trajectory to victory. When we review their postwar technological achievements—from the interstate highway system and California Water Project to the Apollo missions and the Lockheed SR-71 flights—it is difficult to detect comparable confidence and audacity in subsequent generations. To paraphrase Nietzsche, anything that did not kill those of the Old Breed generation made them stronger and more assured.

As an ignorant teenager, I once asked my father whether the war had been worth it. After all, I smugly pointed out, the “victory” had ensured the postwar empowerment and global ascendance of the Soviet Union. My father had been a combat veteran during the war, flying nearly 40 missions over Japan as the central fire control gunner in a B-29. He replied in an instant, “You win the battle in front of you and then just go on to the next.”

I wondered where his assurance came. Fourteen of 16 planes—each holding eleven crewmen—in his initial squadron of bombers were lost to enemy action or mechanical problems. The planes were gargantuan, problem-plagued, and still experimental—and some of them also simply vanished on the 3,000-mile nocturnal flight over the empty Pacific from Tinian to Tokyo and back.

As a college student, I once pressed him about my cousin and his closest male relative, Victor Hanson, a corporal of the Sixth Marine Division who was killed on the last day of the assault on Sugar Loaf Hill on Okinawa. Wasn’t the unimaginative Marine tactic of plowing straight ahead through entrenched and fortified Japanese positions insane? He answered dryly, “Maybe, maybe not. But the enemy was in the way, then Marines took them out, and they were no longer in the way.”

My father, William F. Hanson, died when I was 45 and I still recall his advice whenever I am at an impasse, personally or professionally. “Just barrel ahead onto the next mission.” Such a spirit, which defined his generation, is the antithesis of the therapeutic culture that is the legacy of my generation of Baby Boomers—and I believe it explains everything from the spectacular economic growth of the 1960s to the audacity of landing a man on the moon.

On rare occasions over the last thirty years, I’ve run into hard-left professors who had been combat pilots over Germany or fought the Germans in Italy. I never could quite muster the energy to oppose them; they seemed too earnest and too genuine in what I thought were their mistaken views. I mostly kept quiet, recalling Pericles’s controversial advice that a man’s combat service and sacrifice for his country should wash away his perceived blemishes. Perhaps it’s an amoral and illogical admonition, but it has nonetheless stayed with me throughout the years. It perhaps explains why I look at John F. Kennedy’s personal foibles in a different light from those similar excesses of Bill Clinton. A man, I tend to think, should be judged by his best moments rather than his worst ones.

Growing up with a father, uncles, and cousins who struggled to maintain our California farm during the Depression and then fought in an existential war was a constant immersion in their predominantly tragic view of life. Most were chain smokers, ate and drank too much, drove too fast, avoided doctors, and were often impulsive—as if in their fifties and sixties, they were still prepping for another amphibious assault or day-time run over the Third Reich. Though they viewed human nature with suspicion, they were nonetheless upbeat—their Homeric optimism empowered by an acceptance of a man’s limitations during his brief and often tragic life. Time was short; but heroism was eternal. “Of course you can” was their stock reply to any hint of uncertainty about a decision. The World War II generation had little patience with subtlety, or even the suggestion of indecision—how could it when such things would have gotten them killed at Monte Cassino or stalking a Japanese convoy under the Pacific in a submarine?

After the stubborn poverty and stasis of the Great Depression, the Old Breed saw the challenge of World War II as redemptive—a pragmatic extension of President Franklin Roosevelt news-conference confession that the “Old Dr. New Deal” had been supplanted by the new “Dr. Win-the-War” in restoring prosperity.

One lesson of the war on my father’s generation was that dramatic action was always preferable to incrementalism, even if that meant that the postwar “best and brightest” would sometimes plunge into unwise policies at home or misadventures abroad. Another lesson the World War II generation learned—a lesson now almost forgotten—was that perseverance and its twin courage were the most important of all collective virtues. What was worse than a bad war was losing it. And given their sometimes tragic view of human nature, the Old Breed believed that winning changed a lot of minds, as if the policy itself was not as important as the appreciation that it was working.

In reaction to the stubborn certainty of our fathers, we of the Baby Boomer generation prided ourselves on introspection, questioning authority, and nuance. We certainly saw doubt and uncertainty as virtues rather than vices—but not necessarily because we saw these traits as correctives to the excesses of the GIs. Rather, as one follows the trajectory of my generation, whose members are now in their sixties and seventies, it is difficult not to conclude that we were contemplative and critical mostly because we could be—our mindset being the product of a far safer, more prosperous, and leisured society that did not face the existential challenges of those who bequeathed such bounty to us. Had the veterans of Henry Kaiser’s shipyards been in charge of California’s high-speed rail project, they would have built on time and on budget, rather than endlessly litigating various issues as costs soared in pursuit of a mythical perfection.

The logical conclusion of our cohort’s emphasis on “finding oneself” and discovering an “inner self” is the now iconic ad of a young man in pajamas sipping hot chocolate while contemplating signing up for government health insurance. Such, it seems, is the arrested millennial mindset. The man-child ad is just 70 years removed from the eighteen-year-olds who fought and died on Guadalcanal and above Schweinfurt, but that disconnect now seems like an abyss over centuries. One cannot loiter one’s mornings away when there is a plane to fly or a tank to build. I am not sure that presidents Franklin Roosevelt, Harry Truman, and Dwight Eisenhower were always better men than were presidents Bill Clinton, Barack Obama, and Donald Trump, but they were certainly bigger in the challenges they faced and the spirit in which they met them.

This Thanksgiving, let us give a toast to the millions who are no longer with us and the thousands who will soon depart this earth. They gave us a world far better than they inherited.

Victor Hanson is the Martin and Illie Anderson senior fellow in classics and military history at the Hoover Institution and the author most recently of The Second World Wars.

Guess Who? 3 “Football Players” Charged with Raping 14-Year-Old Girl at Gunpoint

 

 

By Jerry PDX

Yet another gang rape perpetrated by negro high school "athletes". Three "football players" (I guess being football player is a more important correlation with being a rapist than being black), from Central York High School rape a raceless 14 yr. old girl at gunpoint (Three 16 yr. old "athletes" certainly would need a gun to force a 14 yr. old girl to have sex with them) after she left a fair in Pennsylvania. Not much detail in this story, what I wrote is pretty much the story so far, there is a photo of the perps though.

Note the dindus’ defiant expressions.

“3 high school football players charged with raping teen girl” Associate Press/Fox News.

At the end of the article, the school district releases a statement saying: "a non-school related issue" and it has no comment on the police investigation. What, no concern for the victim? Couldn't distance themselves fast enough, if they condemned the act too quick, somebody might accuse them of being racist.

Wednesday, November 22, 2017

The President Has been Shot: 54 Years Ago, a Communist Assassinated John F. Kennedy

By Nicholas Stix
 

The Death of a President: Fifty-Three Years After the Communist Assassination of John F. Kennedy
Reprinted from 2013.
 

The Death of a President: November 22, 1963, a Date Which Shall Live in Infamy
 

On This Day, 50 Years Ago, President John F. Kennedy was Assassinated by a Communist Traitor, Not by a "Right-Wing" Cabal
 



1917-1963
 
And so, my fellow Americans: ask not what your country can do for you; ask what you can do for your country.
 

Inaugural Address
January 20th, 1961

Vice President Johnson, Mr. Speaker, Mr. Chief Justice, President Eisenhower, Vice President Nixon, President Truman, reverend clergy, fellow citizens, we observe today not a victory of party, but a celebration of freedom - symbolizing an end, as well as a beginning - signifying renewal, as well as change. For I have sworn before you and Almighty God the same solemn oath our forebears prescribed nearly a century and three quarters ago.

The world is very different now. For man holds in his mortal hands the power to abolish all forms of human poverty and all forms of human life. And yet the same revolutionary beliefs for which our forebears fought are still at issue around the globe - the belief that the rights of man come not from the generosity of the state, but from the hand of God.

We dare not forget today that we are the heirs of that first revolution. Let the word go forth from this time and place, to friend and foe alike, that the torch has been passed to a new generation of Americans - born in this century, tempered by war, disciplined by a hard and bitter peace, proud of our ancient heritage - and unwilling to witness or permit the slow undoing of those human rights to which this Nation has always been committed, and to which we are committed today at home and around the world.

Let every nation know, whether it wishes us well or ill, that we shall pay any price, bear any burden, meet any hardship, support any friend, oppose any foe, in order to assure the survival and the success of liberty.

This much we pledge - and more.

To those old allies whose cultural and spiritual origins we share, we pledge the loyalty of faithful friends. United, there is little we cannot do in a host of cooperative ventures. Divided, there is little we can do - for we dare not meet a powerful challenge at odds and split asunder.

To those new States whom we welcome to the ranks of the free, we pledge our word that one form of colonial control shall not have passed away merely to be replaced by a far more iron tyranny. We shall not always expect to find them supporting our view. But we shall always hope to find them strongly supporting their own freedom - and to remember that, in the past, those who foolishly sought power by riding the back of the tiger ended up inside.

To those peoples in the huts and villages across the globe struggling to break the bonds of mass misery, we pledge our best efforts to help them help themselves, for whatever period is required - not because the Communists may be doing it, not because we seek their votes, but because it is right. If a free society cannot help the many who are poor, it cannot save the few who are rich.

To our sister republics south of our border, we offer a special pledge - to convert our good words into good deeds - in a new alliance for progress - to assist free men and free governments in casting off the chains of poverty. But this peaceful revolution of hope cannot become the prey of hostile powers. Let all our neighbors know that we shall join with them to oppose aggression or subversion anywhere in the Americas. And let every other power know that this Hemisphere intends to remain the master of its own house.

To that world assembly of sovereign states, the United Nations, our last best hope in an age where the instruments of war have far outpaced the instruments of peace, we renew our pledge of support - to prevent it from becoming merely a forum for invective - to strengthen its shield of the new and the weak - and to enlarge the area in which its writ may run.
Finally, to those nations who would make themselves our adversary, we offer not a pledge but a request: that both sides begin anew the quest for peace, before the dark powers of destruction unleashed by science engulf all humanity in planned or accidental self-destruction.

We dare not tempt them with weakness. For only when our arms are sufficient beyond doubt can we be certain beyond doubt that they will never be employed. But neither can two great and powerful groups of nations take comfort from our present course - both sides overburdened by the cost of modern weapons, both rightly alarmed by the steady spread of the deadly atom, yet both racing to alter that uncertain balance of terror that stays the hand of mankind's final war.

So let us begin anew - remembering on both sides that civility is not a sign of weakness, and sincerity is always subject to proof. Let us never negotiate out of fear. But let us never fear to negotiate.

Let both sides explore what problems unite us instead of belabouring those problems which divide us.

Let both sides, for the first time, formulate serious and precise proposals for the inspection and control of arms - and bring the absolute power to destroy other nations under the absolute control of all nations.

Let both sides seek to invoke the wonders of science instead of its terrors. Together let us explore the stars, conquer the deserts, eradicate disease, tap the ocean depths, and encourage the arts and commerce.

Let both sides unite to heed in all corners of the earth the command of Isaiah - to "undo the heavy burdens - and to let the oppressed go free."

And if a beachhead of cooperation may push back the jungle of suspicion, let both sides join in creating a new endeavour, not a new balance of power, but a new world of law, where the strong are just and the weak secure and the peace preserved.

All this will not be finished in the first 100 days. Nor will it be finished in the first 1,000 days, nor in the life of this Administration, nor even perhaps in our lifetime on this planet. But let us begin.

In your hands, my fellow citizens, more than in mine, will rest the final success or failure of our course. Since this country was founded, each generation of Americans has been summoned to give testimony to its national loyalty. The graves of young Americans who answered the call to service surround the globe.

Now the trumpet summons us again - not as a call to bear arms, though arms we need; not as a call to battle, though embattled we are - but a call to bear the burden of a long twilight struggle, year in and year out, "rejoicing in hope, patient in tribulation" - a struggle against the common enemies of man: tyranny, poverty, disease, and war itself.

Can we forge against these enemies a grand and global alliance, North and South, East and West, that can assure a more fruitful life for all mankind? Will you join in that historic effort?

In the long history of the world, only a few generations have been granted the role of defending freedom in its hour of maximum danger. I do not shank from this responsibility - I welcome it. I do not believe that any of us would exchange places with any other people or any other generation. The energy, the faith, the devotion which we bring to this endeavour will light our country and all who serve it -- and the glow from that fire can truly light the world.

And so, my fellow Americans: ask not what your country can do for you - ask what you can do for your country.

My fellow citizens of the world: ask not what America will do for you, but what together we can do for the freedom of man.

Finally, whether you are citizens of America or citizens of the world, ask of us the same high standards of strength and sacrifice which we ask of you. With a good conscience our only sure reward, with history the final judge of our deeds, let us go forth to lead the land we love, asking His blessing and His help, but knowing that here on earth God's work must truly be our own.



A first lady with beauty, style, and grace of which pretenders can only enviously dream
 

Camelot Finale
 


 

If the video doesn't transfer, please hit this link.
 

The Death of a President
By Nicholas Stix

(Reprint, partly from 2009, the rest from 2006.)

In Dallas 47 years ago today, Communist and dishonorably discharged ex-Marine Lee Harvey Oswald assassinated 46-year-old President John F. Kennedy, shooting him from a window in the Texas School Book Depository building, as the President's motorcade passed through Dealey Plaza.

John Fitzgerald Kennedy, b. May 29, 1917, d. November 22, 1963.

R.I.P.


Commemorative Essay from 2006

Forty-three years ago yesterday, John Fitzgerald Kennedy, the 35th president of the United States of America, was felled in Dallas by Lee Harvey Oswald, a communist, dishonorably discharged, ex-marine. For most of my life, November 22 was commemorated as one of the darkest days in American history. In recent years, such commemoration seems to have been fading.

President Kennedy was riding that day in a motorcade with his wife, Jackie, Texas Gov. John Connally and the latter's wife, Idanell (1919-2006), and Texan Vice President Lyndon Baines Johnson. Kennedy had come to Texas to shore up a rift among Texas Democrats.

As soon as she saw her husband had been hit with gunfire, Mrs. Kennedy showed herself willing to sacrifice her own life, to save her husband's. She threw herself across her husband, to shield his body from further gunfire with her own, as if she were a secret service agent, rather than America's First Lady. Alas, it was too late.

Gov. Connally also was wounded, and his wife, Idanell Brill "Nellie" Connally (1919-2006), helped save his life by "pull[ing] the Governor onto her lap, and the resulting posture helped close his front chest wound (which was causing air to be sucked directly into his chest around his collapsed right lung)."

Later that day, aboard Air Force One, Vice President Johnson was sworn in as America's 36th President.

On April 11, Oswald had attempted to assassinate rightwing Army Gen. Edwin Walker; one hour after assassinating the President, he murdered Dallas Patrolman J.W. Tippit, before being arrested in a Dallas movie theater. Two days later, Oswald was himself murdered by Jack Ruby, as lawmen sought to transfer Oswald from police headquarters to the Dallas City Jail.

Jack Kennedy has become, like his ersthwile fling, Marilyn Monroe, a Rohrschach Test, onto which people (particularly leftists) project their preoccupations. Thus do conspiracy obsessives project the notion that the President's assassination had issued out of a conspiracy so immense, including at least two assassins, with the identity of the specific participants – the Cosa Nostra, the CIA, Fidel Castro – depending on the imaginings of the obsessive in question.

Likewise has Kennedy's presidency been fetishized by leftwing obsessives and family retainers, who have turned him into a socialist demigod, who supported massive economic redistribution and radical "civil rights."

The best way of summing up the real JFK versus the fantasy version propagated by the Left and Kennedy courtiers since his death, is by comparison and contrast to President Richard M. Nixon, Kennedy's opponent in the 1960 election.

Kennedy has been portrayed as a leftwing saint and Renaissance man, who gave us or supported (or would have, had he lived) the War on Poverty, civil rights for blacks, and utopia. Nixon, by contrast, was a rightwing Mephistopheles ("Tricky Dick"), and a crude, racist, fascist warmonger.

Politically, Kennedy and Nixon actually had much in common. Both were unapologetic anti-communists in matters domestic and foreign. Nixon successfully prosecuted for perjury the traitor and Soviet spy, Alger Hiss (which inspired the Left to work tirelessly thereafter for Nixon's destruction), while Kennedy ("Ich bin ein Berliner.") was an unequivocal supporter of West Berlin against Soviet imperialism, and risked nuclear war, when he faced down the Soviets during the 1962 Cuban Missile Crisis. (Due to the statute of limitations, Nixon could not prosecute Hiss for treason or espionage.) On the negative side of the ledger, Kennedy betrayed the Cuban insurgents who carried out the Bay of Pigs invasion, by withholding promised air support, thus turning the invasion into a fiasco.

Domestically, at least in fiscal matters, Kennedy was considerably to the right of Nixon. Early in Kennedy's administration, he signed off on what was then the biggest tax cut ever, and which set the economy on fire. In light of Kennedy's fiscal conservatism and belief in self-reliance ("Ask not what your country can do for you, ask what you can do for your country"), it is highly unlikely that he would have signed off on a program for massive government welfare programs. The War on Poverty was the idea of Lyndon Johnson, who exploited the nation's mourning for JFK to ram his programs through Congress.

By contrast, Nixon introduced price-and-wage controls, a move that was far to the left economically of the Democratic Party, even after Kennedy. And it was Nixon, the hated "racist," not Kennedy or even Johnson, who institutionalized affirmative action. Note that over 30 percent of blacks voted for Nixon for president, over three times as high a proportion than ever would vote for George W. Bush for president.

For over thirty years, leftist Democrats have sought to tar and feather Nixon as a "racist" for his "Southern Strategy" of appealing to Southern whites with promises of "law and order." The presuppositions of the leftist critics are: 1. If one is not a leftist, one may not campaign for the votes of groups that may potentially vote for one, but rather must hopelessly chase after the votes of people who will never vote for him, thereby guaranteeing his defeat; and 2. Because the explosion in crime was primarily the fault of blacks, no politician may ever campaign on behalf of "law and order" (in other words, see #1).

Since leftists have long controlled the media and academia, no successful counter-movement has ever been waged against the Democrat Northern Strategy that continues to this day inflaming and relying on racist blacks for their votes and their violence.

If anything, Nixon was a stronger supporter of "civil rights" than Kennedy. When Martin Luther King Jr. was arrested during the 1960 presidential campaign, Nixon wanted to call King's parents in support, but let his advisers talk him out of it. Conversely, Kennedy let his adviser, future senator Harris Wofford, talk him into calling "Daddy" King, which resulted in Kennedy winning the black vote.

In August 1963, the Poor People's March, in which Martin Luther King Jr. would give his famous "I Have a Dream" speech, was almost shut down by the Kennedy Administration without King even getting to speak.

The march had been organized by A. Philip Randolph, the legendary socialist founder of the Brotherhood of Sleeping Car Porters, the nation's first successful black labor union. Randolph was planning on giving a radical leftwing speech written by Stanley Levison, a communist advisor to both Randolph and King, but as historian David Garrow tells in his biography, Bearing the Cross: Martin Luther King, Jr., and the Southern Christian Leadership Conference, the President's brother, Attorney General Robert Kennedy, acting in his brother's name, threatened literally to pull the plug on the demonstration, were Randolph to deliver the planned speech. Randolph relented, and gave a considerably toned-down speech.

There is no record, to my knowledge, of Nixon ever censoring a political speech, much less one by a civil rights leader.

As for Southeast Asia, Kennedy got us involved in the War in Vietnam; Nixon got us out.

Kennedy repeatedly jeopardized national security, both as a naval intelligence officer during World War II, and while President, due to his obsessive womanizing. By contrast, even Nixon's sworn enemies have failed to find any evidence of his cheating on his beloved wife, Pat.

And as for the two men's intellectual status, Nixon was clearly superior. The notion that Kennedy was an intellectual the planned product of a PR campaign engineered and financed by the future president's father, Joseph P. Kennedy Sr.. The elder Kennedy got his son's undistinguished, pro-appeasement (echoing the elder Kennedy, who was a Nazi sympathizer) Harvard senior thesis, Why England Slept, published as a book, after having it rewritten by erstwhile family retainer, New York Times columnist Arthur Krock (whom JFK would later stab in the back, using future Washington Post editor Ben Bradlee as his tool of choice); later, the Pulitzer Prize-winning book, Profiles in Courage, was ghostwritten for JFK by another family retainer, Theodore Sorensen, in order to give the young senator the "gravitas" necessary for a run at the White House. Working on behalf of JFK and Joe Kennedy, Arthur Krock campaigned relentlessly on behalf of the fraudulent work, and succeeded in gaining it the 1957 Pulitzer Prize for biography, yet another fraudulent Pulitzer that has never been rescinded.

Nixon, on the other hand, really did write a series of important books on politics. But although Nixon was a true Renaissance man, he was a Republican, and so while the Kennedy hagiography of the press, Hollywood, and academia would slavishly promote the myth of Kennedy as Renaissance man, in the same parties' corresponding demonography of Nixon, the last thing they were going to do was to give Nixon due credit for his very real intellectual accomplishments.

So, where does that leave us? Must we choose between the fictional but pervasive image of JFK as Renaissance man, socialist, and compassionate civil rights supporter, or Garry Wills' revised version, in which Kennedy appears as a ruthless, pathologically lying sociopath?

If we jettison our illusions about the political leaders we support being compassionate, kindly, fatherly (or insert your romanticized cliché of choice) types, and admit that the ruthless, pathologically lying sociopath has been a frequent Oval Office type, that still does not free us from the obligation of weighing the virtues of this sociopath against that one.

While it is ludicrous to speak of a man who inhabited the office for only two years and ten months as a "great president," John F. Kennedy had his moments. He gave us a tax cut of historic dimensions, stood up to the Soviets, founded the Peace Corps, and started the race to the moon that culminated in 1969, with Neil Armstrong's world historical walk.

 


 


Posthumous vindication for his boldest vision: July 20, 1969

Ageless Rapists? Another Blessing of Diverse Immigration

 

The tallest and shortest players in NBA history were once teammates: 7'7" Manute Bol and 5'3" Muggsy Bogues
 

By Jerry PDX
Wednesday, November 22, 2017 at 12:39:00 P.M. EST

Remember Manute Bol? The 7’7” African NBA center, who has more career blocks than points? He may have been 50 years old when playing in the NBA.

Cleveland State coach Kevin Mackey picked a birth date randomly for Bol. He just wanted him to seem young enough that his athletic career didn't seem over for him. This is fraud, but getting an older player into college or the pros is one thing; allowing overaged men to attend high school is another. One has to wonder just how much this is happening. This story makes me speculate this has been going on for quite some time, and with the recent influx of young African and Central American males into the US, we could have many, many black and Mestizo adult males in high school preying on children. The US media basically practices a blackout policy on this story. Somehow the usual hysteria about endangering children is suspended when it comes to black (or Mestizo, or Muslim) immigrant predators.

The story about Jonathan Nicola, the 30-year-old African immigrant, who fraudulently claimed to be 17, was covered here but the only reason he got the publicity he did was because he was a highly touted basketball prospect, and couldn't be completely ignored.


“Seventeen-year-old” Jonathan Nicola

Why Would Police Sit on a “Bias Incident”—MS-13 and Anti-Semitic Graffiti Painted on a Long Island High School—for Three Months, Before Asking the Public for Help?

 


 

“Police hunt for three who defaced NY high school with MS-13, anti-Semitic graffiti” (Fox News)
 


 

The Great Mystery Solved! Who is Behind the Great, Black Crime Wave?

By Nicholas Stix

Countenance has the answer!

My New VDARE Report on the First Inaugural Riot Trial is Up!

 

 

By Nicholas Stix


J20 Trials Finally Underway—AntiFa Defendants Already Condemned Out of Own Mouths

November 22, 2017, 1:01 a.m.
VDARE

The National Policy Institute’s 2016 conference at the government-owned Reagan Center in Washington D.C. was peaceful if controversial, but the facility’s management now apparently thinks it has found a way to way to weasel out of its First Amendment obligations: “security concerns” [Federal building in D.C. rejects Richard Spencer’s request to host conference, by Perry Stein, Washington Post, November 2 2017]. (Disgracefully, NPI’s subsequent attempt to move to a private venue was also frustrated: Richard Spencer hosted an event at a Maryland farm. Halfway through, everyone was kicked out, by Perry Stein, Washington Post, November 21, 2017. Perhaps NPI should have claimed to be holding a homosexual wedding). Of course, these “security concerns” would not exist if the D.C. police had enforced the law against violent disruptors in the past—which is why I argued recently that it is so important the 200-plus Antifa rioters arrested on President Trump’s Inauguration Day (“J20”) receive “exemplary sentencing.” Finally, after protracted jury selection, the first major trial, of six defendants for felony riot, felony conspiracy, etc. began Monday (November 20).

The defendants:

• Michelle Macchio, 26, of Naples, Fla.;
• Jennifer Armento, 38, of Philadelphia;
• Christina Simmons, 20, of Cockeysville, Md.;
• Alexei Wood, 37, of San Antonio;
• Oliver Harris, 28, of Philadelphia; and
• Brittne Lawson, 27, of Pittsburgh

Read the whole thing here.

 

Can You Say, ‘Criminal Conspiracy to Subvert a Democratic Election’? EVERY SINGLE DETAIL of Gloria Allred’s Attack on Roy Moore Has Been Debunked – ARREST HER NOW!

By A Texas Reader

At Gateway Pundit.

N.S.: Well, it's no mystery where political courtesan Lisa Bloom learned her trade--Gloria's her mom.

Jury Deliberating in Kate Steinle Murder Trial

By David in TN

The jury is deliberating in The Murder of the Woman on Pier 14, Kate Steinle.

At ABC News.

Tuesday, November 21, 2017

White Lives Just Don’t Matter; Remember the Papa John’s Murder? Well, David in TN Never Forgot about It

 

War crime victim Gordon Schaffer, 22, was murdered by Darious Fitzpatrick on October 20, 2014
 

By David in TN and Nicholas Stix

My chief of research and I were just talking, a few minutes ago, about how little the public knows about basic policy (e.g., President Trump’s executive orders), because alleged reporters have no interest in reporting on them. They waste one press briefing after another, taking vicious cheap shots, tag-team-style, against the President. Even after the downsizing of recent years, there are several times as many alleged reporters as there were in, say, 1960, and yet, the American public has no idea what’s going on. Heck, I have no idea what the h-e-c-k is going on.

With so much violent crime being committed by blacks and Hispanics (probably 90%, but no one knows, because the Bureau of Justice Statistics routinely engages in fraud, whereby it counts Hispanic Mestizos as “white,” in order to lower the black-white crime ratio, and make whites look much worse than they are, and blacks look much better than they are), nobody can keep up with it.

And while the police and criminal justice authorities routinely “disappear” crime by undercharging black and Hispanic felons, or not charging or arresting them at all, or by refusing to punish them, prosecutors and the MSM conspire to disappear crime by forgetting about certain “diverse” criminals.

For instance, Baltimore’s Freddie Gray had a long list of arrests without dispositions. Ditto for Eric Garner, who had been charged with, among other things, child molestation.

New York City now engages in periodic amnesties of colored criminals. The NYPD asserts that the cases that are “disappeared” are the lowliest of misdemeanors, but if you believe that, I’ve got a great deal for you on a slightly used bridge.

In April 2010, three men kidnapped and gang-raped a raceless coed from Augsburg College at dawn on a Sunday morning. One of the suspects, Eric J. Smith, was black, and his DNA on the vic.

The story just vanished, and I couldn’t find any record of Eric J. Smith in the state convict database.

Note that New York City (like Chicago, and surely many other cities) “disappears” murders, which is a story I’m working on.
 

By David in TN
Thursday, November 16, 2017 at 2:15:00 P.M. EST

On Monday of this week (November 13) I went by the Columbia, Tennessee Circuit Court Clerk's office to see if they had a trial date after the latest continuance, of which there have been a half dozen.

"Yes," I was told, "The trial date is April 9." I didn't ask why there have been so many "continuances." It would be worth knowing, in my opinion.

N.S.: David must have driven to that courthouse—a couple of hours, each way—eight times, at this point. There are never any reporters in the courtroom. He’s typically the only one in the room who isn’t a confessed murderer, or someone who’s being paid to be there. The judge has inexplicably granted at least six continuances.

Oh, you didn’t know that Darious Fitzpatrick confessed years ago, to murdering Papa John’s Pizza clerk Gordon Schaffer?

Well, I’m funny. If a man says he aimed to kill someone when he shot at him, and he eventually hit him, and the vic died from his wounds, I call that a murder confession.

So, why wasn’t the matter disposed of in a few weeks, three years ago? Beats me.

Apparently, the meaning of “due process” has been completely perverted, where certain classes of criminals are concerned.

 

[Previously, at WEJB/NSU, on this racist atrocity:

“War Crime Follow-Up: The Papa John’s Murder in Columbia, Tennessee”;

“Juveniles Tried as Adults for Murder Not Unusual in Maury County, TN”;

“Exclusive Update on the Papa John’s Murder of Gordon Schaeffer”;

“Papa John's CEO Attends Funeral of Employee Shot Dead by Robbers While Working at the Popular Pizza Chain - and Pays for his Service and Medical Expenses”;

WEJB/NSU Exclusive: Update on the Papa John’s Murder of Gordon Schaffer; are Tennessee Officials Dragging Their Feet, in Order to Quietly Thwart Justice, in the Case of Suspect Darious Fitzpatrick?” [Racist, black court worker];

“Update on the Racist, ‘Papa John’s’ Murder of Gordon Schaffer”;

“The Hate Crime ‘Papa John’s’ Murder of Gordon Schaffer: A Status Update”;

“Third Suspect Arrested in 2014 Papa John’s Murder Racist Hate Crime”;

“Things are Moving (Finally!) in the Racist Papa John’s Murder of White Counter Clerk, Gordon Shaffer (Update)”;

“Remember the Papa John’s Murder of Gordon Schaffer in Columbia, Tennessee? WEJB/NSU’s David in TN is Still on the Case! (Update)”;

“Judge to Observer in Empty Courtroom: ‘Do you have any business?’: Racist MSM Continue to Maintain News Blackout of the Hate Crime Murder of Papa John’s Clerk Gordon Schaffer, but WEJB/NSU’s Heroic David in TN Continues to Bear Witness!”;

“Delay, Delay, Delay: Doesn’t Anyone Care Any More about Serving Justice? (The Papa John’s Murder)”;

“Shhh! ‘The reason behind the [five black-on-white serial] killings remains a mystery’—‘Comments have been disabled for this story’”;

“Kansas City, MO, and Columbia, TN: Of Racial Murders and News Blackouts.”; and

“Something’s Rotten in Tennessee: Prosecutor Shows No Interest in Trying Papa John’s Murder Case, Despite Shooter’s Confession and Videotape of Crime.”]
 



War criminal Darious Fitzpatrick, though only 17 at the time of the war crime in 2014, was already a violent career criminal with several felony convictions as a juvenile; his example is spurring calls for juvenile justice reform in Tennessee. I did not refer to Fitzpatrick as a "suspected war criminal," because he has confessed that he shot to kill Gordon Schaffer, even though it took him several shots to hit his victim.
 

Is It OK to Mention a Person's Immigration Status in Court? Washington State Says No

Tue, Nov 21, 2017 11:14 p.m.
By Reader-Researcher RC

At Yahoo.

University of Michigan Officials Decided Tuesday to Enter into Talks with White Nationalist Richard Spencer about Possibly Speaking on the Ann Arbor Campus

 

 

By Reader-Researcher RC


UM to enter talks with Spencer on campus speech
Spencer threatened a lawsuit last week if the university doesn’t respond by Nov. 24 to his request to speak on campus
www.detroitnews.com

At the Detroit News.

You Might be a Redneck: Driver Sips “Milwaukee's Best” During Traffic Stop, Later Crashes into 2 Squad Cars

By Prince George’s County Ex-Pat

At WJLA.

Parthenogenesis in Japan? The AP and WPIX11 Convert Story about Serial Killer of Her Own Babies into One about Lack of Affordable Daycare and Female Poverty!

Re-posted by Nicholas Stix

Where were the children’s father(s)? This is a fake news story, which some feminist at the AP or WPIX11 used as a pretext to write an editorial for her political hobbyhorses.

“The causes of the babies' deaths were unclear. It is fairly standard in Japan for criminal charges to be added later as an investigation progresses.

“Although Japan is the world's third-largest economy and has a reputation as being economically advanced, poverty remains a problem, especially among women.

“Social support such as affordable daycare is lacking for women to work while child-rearing, as well as to get counseling and other help to cope with parenting duties and mental stress.

“Japanese media reports quoted the woman as saying she had no one to talk to or turn to.”

What about her husband?

The lede is also as phony as could be:

“TOKYO — A Japanese woman was arrested Tuesday after police say she confessed to putting four newborns in concrete-filled buckets two decades ago and having been filled with guilt over not caring for her babies.”

She was filled with guilt, yet she kept murdering one baby after another? Don't be ridic.

And how can poverty be a problem among women? We're talking about a woman who had a man or men to knock her up at least four times. Was she a prostitute?

Whoever wrote up this thing had no interest in this story, which should be about a serial killer. Just like a feminist to have sympathy for a murderer of babies. Feminists do not care about children, or even about virtuous women. But give them a child-killer, and they're happy!
 

Woman confesses to putting four newborns in concrete-filled buckets
By Aliza Chasan
November 21, 2017 at 4:20 P.M.
WPIX11

TOKYO — A Japanese woman was arrested Tuesday after police say she confessed to putting four newborns in concrete-filled buckets two decades ago and having been filled with guilt over not caring for her babies.

Human remains were identified in four buckets found in her condominium, an Osaka police official said, requesting anonymity due to department policy.

Mayumi Saito, 53, was arrested Tuesday on charges of abandoning bodies, a day after she turned herself in at the police station.

Saito was quoted by police as saying she put the bodies into concrete from 1992 through 1997 because she had been too poor to raise them, but she had been filled with guilt over the years.

Saito had a part-time job, but details of her work, family and comments were not available.

The causes of the babies' deaths were unclear. It is fairly standard in Japan for criminal charges to be added later as an investigation progresses.

Although Japan is the world's third-largest economy and has a reputation as being economically advanced, poverty remains a problem, especially among women.

Social support such as affordable daycare is lacking for women to work while child-rearing, as well as to get counseling and other help to cope with parenting duties and mental stress.

Japanese media reports quoted the woman as saying she had no one to talk to or turn to.

“It’s Frankensteen”: Dr. Frederick Frankenstein Meets Igor for the First Time (Young Frankenstein)

Re-posted by Nicholas Stix


“From the 1974 comically brilliant ‘Young Frankenstein,’ Dr. Frederick Frankenstein meets Igor for the first time.“


Monday, November 20, 2017

Wicked Racial Profiling Trick: Two Brothers Walk into a Funeral, One Wearing Red, and the Other Suddenly Starts Stabbing Him

By Nicholas Stix

At Countenance, natch.

 

Gil Stonebarger
November 16, 2017 at 4:03 P.M.

wow, just wow……and as a white male…I’M the problem…..
 

Following Charles Manson’s Death, Recalling Some of the Chaos He Wreaked

By Nicholas Stix

At Countenance.

New York Times Readers are Outraged by Its Bias, but Editors Suppress the Criticisms; Staff’s Rabid Lügenpresse Bias is Hastening Its Demise: “There will be a stain on the press for being so openly one-sided in a presidential election, and that will not go away.”

 


Chief New York Times thread Nazi, Bassey Etim
 

Excerpted by Nicholas Stix
 

Opinion: Blatant bias against Trump may hasten the end of mainstream media
By Darrell Dellamaide
Nov 3, 2016 3:11 p.m. ET
MarketWatch

WASHINGTON (MarketWatch) — Whatever else this year’s bizarre and destructive presidential campaign achieves, it may well sound the death knell for legacy news media.

Newspapers have long since been doomed by the digital revolution and the collapse of their economic model. New waves of buyouts and layoffs recently announced by the New York Times, USA Today and the Wall Street Journal mark another step by print media toward extinction.

Broadcast networks, too, face severe difficulties as new technologies and changes in viewing habits transform the television industry and bring new challenges to news operations.

But it is the bias of the establishment media so blatantly in favor of the establishment candidate, Hillary Clinton, that may strip these news organizations of their last claim to value — as an objective and authoritative source of information — and hasten their demise.

When Liz Spayd started her new assignment as the public editor of the New York Times last summer. [sic] she was taken aback by the deluge of email criticizing the newspaper for “one-sided reporting” and “relentless bias against Trump.”

Her inquiries in the newsroom were met “with a roll of the eyes,” Spayd said, and the claim that all sides hate the Times because they are even-handed in their reporting.

“That response may be tempting, but unless the strategy is to become The New Republic gone daily, this perception by many readers strikes me as poison,” Spayd said candidly. “A paper whose journalism appeals to only half the country has a dangerously severed public mission.”

She went on to muse that a fracturing media environment, with people seeking out the news they want to hear, might be pulling the Times to the left, which is where two-thirds of its readers are. This would be bad, she said, because of the stories that would be missed — such as the “surprising” triumph of Donald Trump in capturing the Republican nomination.

“Imagine a country where the greatest, most powerful newsroom in the free world was viewed not as a voice that speaks to all but as one that has taken sides,” she said, before grimly asking, “Or has that already happened?”

Yes, indeed, it has. Behind all the Times’ fawning profiles of Clinton — and the denigrating pieces not only on Trump but also Democratic challenger Bernie Sanders — was a cozy understanding between Times reporters and the Clinton campaign, WikiLeaks has shown us, that getting Clinton elected is something of a collaborative effort….
 

Gil Stonebarger
November 16, 2017 at 4:03 P.M.

wow, just wow……and as a white male…I’M the problem…..
 

This is an excerpt from a report I wrote for Peter Brimelow, at VDARE, on February 3, 2014.

Here’s what the New York Times’ chief thread censor, Nigerian-American Community Manager Bassey Etim,  [pictured right]   [Email | Twitter] who supervises 13 (!) enforcers to fabricate the fake consensus you see on NYT comments threads, thinks of normal, patriotic, white Americans—the kind who fight and die in our wars, pay the taxes, do the productive, legal work (and research for me!):

Most of the newspaper comment sections I see are filled with racism, homophobia and barely literate anti-feminist rants…. The Internet is a big place, and there are a lot of spaces where you can say whatever you please, but nytimes.com is not the rest of the Internet. It’s a news Web site where the news is discussed in ways that don’t make you feel like you need to shower afterward.

[Comments on Comments by Samantha Henig, New York Times, September 20, 2013.]

Paradoxically, Etim then agreed with a reader—“the comments are where the real America is”—and added:

I spend a lot of my evenings in the world of comments too, and not just the night terrors. But I agree with that quote. The people who have access to media platforms are overwhelmingly likely to come from a [sic] certain cultural cliques, populate similar tax brackets and have had a deep involvement with the media for most of their lives. But in comments sections, I see a range of concerns and fears and a thirst for knowledge that most Americans don’t see being reflected in their local media.

I contacted Etim five times for this article, but he never responded.

[Read the whole thing here.]

White Baltimore Mayor Catherine Pugh: Instead of Responding to Out-of-Control Black Crime by, You Know, Fighting Crime, We Need Yet More Programs that are Nothing but Pretexts to Rob White Taxpayers of Still More Billions of Dollars, While Handcuffing the Police, and Encouraging Blacks to Commit Still More Crime

By Nicholas Stix

Bob Rector of Heritage estimated a few years ago that whites (he didn't say that, he said "the government") had spent $20 trillion on the War on Whites, er, Poverty.

Although some of those trillions went to Hispanics, and about $3.50 went to whites, Rector is notoriously conservative, and always lowballs such numbers.

He also doesn't go into whites' losses from:

• Black invaders causing their home values to plummet to anywhere from zero to way below what they paid for them;

• Being robbed and thieved by blacks;

• Having to spend private school tuition, in order to try and save their children from blacks;

• The hundreds of billions of dollars whites continue to pay for old money pit programs (pre-school, etc.) for blacks, and the constant new ones (see above);

• Having to pay for multiple black kids, for every one of their own, since blacks refuse to pay for their own; and

• Missing work, due to being beaten, raped, maimed and murdered by blacks.

This item was a response to a Countenance Blog item.

Dinesh D’Souza is a Born Liar, and a Convicted One

By Nicholas Stix

“One’s a born liar, and the other’s convicted.”

Yankees manager Billy Martin on Reggie Jackson and George Steinbrenner.

Steinbrenner had been convicted of making illegal campaign donations to Richard Nixon’s 1972 re-election campaign, and spent some time at Club Fed. Steinbrenner later made ample legal donations to the GOP, such that he was able to buy an indulgence from President George H.W. “Poppy” Bush, who in turn granted Steinbrenner a presidential pardon.

Actually, though Martin said the words, they’d been formulated by one of his coaches. Even baseball dugouts have their ghostwriters.

D’Souza was also convicted of making an illegal campaign contribution to failed Republican U.S. Senate candidate, Wendy Long.
 

Blast from the past
By An Old Friend
Sun, Nov 19, 2017 8:34 p.m.

While looking up something by Christopher DeMuth in the Wall Street Journal, I stumbled upon the following, from November 13, 1995 (copied and pasted because accessed via …, which just gives reformatted text):

In his Nov. 3 Letter to the Editor responding to your Oct. 19 page-one article, American Enterprise Institute President Christopher DeMuth chose to personally denounce me for my resignation from the American Enterprise Institute because of AEI's support of Dinesh D'Souza's book "The End of Racism." The only part of my action that Mr. DeMuth seems to have understood and gotten correct is his claim that "It was a carefully staged political event aimed at anathematizing a book. . . ." That is certainly true.

What Chris DeMuth still does not understand is what the fuss is all about. He accuses me of taking "a few sentences from the 550-page book, wrenched out of context. . . ." In my letter to him following my resignation I sent four pages of quotes asking for instruction from him as to how the meaning of these phrases would contribute to public discourse on race. How did I misunderstand a characterization of low-income black communities as being "irrigated with blood, urine and alcohol"? What context would justify "If America as a nation owes blacks as a group reparations for slavery, what do blacks as a group owe America for the abolition of slavery?" I have yet to receive a reply.

Mr. DeMuth also stated that I have had no affiliation with AEI since I left and have not been active in a decade. This is ironic since Chris, in a personal letter to me dated Nov. 10, 1993, invited me (and I accepted) to continue my position as an AEI adjunct fellow. Also at his request, I have attended a number of meetings at the institute as part of AEI's "To Empower People" project. The book by the same name will be reissued soon.

But these are nit-picking details in response to an ad hominem attack. What is more important here is the larger issue: This is a racist book, whose mean-spiritedness obfuscates the need for thoughtful and constructive debate on such issues as affirmative action and other racial policies. It is not worthy of an institution like AEI.

Robert L. Woodson Sr.
Founder and President
National Center for
Neighborhood Enterprise
Washington

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It is by no means clear to me what Christopher DeMuth knows about my recent departure from the Washington Times or how he knows it. In his Letter he appears to congratulate AEI and its "scholar" Dinesh D'Souza for causing my "firing" over my "remarks at a white supremacist gathering chillingly documented" in Mr. D'Souza's book.

The American Renaissance conference on "Race and American Culture," held in Atlanta in May 1994, was in no sense a "white supremacist" gathering. No speaker at the conference advocated "white supremacy," nor do I advocate it. While I believe that significant natural differences between the races exist, I have repeatedly written that these differences do not justify the entrenched political domination of one race over others.

As for my departure from the Times, that was due less to the prowess of fraudulent scholars like Mr. D'Souza than to the discomfort of the Times's editors with the expression of ideas (by no means confined to racial matters) that transgress the established boundaries of public discussion -- boundaries that the Times, for all its chest-thumping about challenging conventional wisdom, is insistent on preserving.

The editors' dissatisfaction with my habit of transgressing those boundaries first became apparent in June of this year, well before the D'Souza book was published or available, and resulted in my dismissal as a staff columnist at that time. The publication of the book and of a factually flawed excerpt from it by the Times's competitor, the Washington Post, in September was used by the editors to complete the process of separation they had already initiated.

Samuel Francis
Seabrook, Md.
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There is much irony in Mr. DeMuth's letter, in which he writes that Glenn Loury and Robert Woodson "anathematized" Mr. D'Souza and demanded that conservatives repudiate him "on their say-so." I sympathize, because that is exactly what Mr. D'Souza has tried to do to me.

It was I who organized the "white supremacist gathering" that Mr. DeMuth says was "chillingly documented" in Mr. D'Souza's book. We must have been up to a very rum sort of white supremacy; of the 10 speakers, two were nationally syndicated columnists, five were Ph.D.s, one was a Jesuit priest, and four, including an orthodox rabbi, were Jews. Why would Mr. D'Souza describe the conference as if it were a Klan rally? Because he knew that his book would draw just the sort of accusations that it did, and because he thought he could deflect criticism by pointing to others and saying, "They're the racists; I'm just a bold thinker."

The trouble was that the conference, which was organized around American Renaissance, of which I am editor, expressed views far too close to Mr. D'Souza's for him plausibly to claim that we were beyond the pale. His published account of the conference is laughably misleading, but it is nothing compared with what he originally wrote. Fortunately, the participants saw the bound galleys. Mr. D'Souza had invented passages from speeches (which had been recorded) and deliberately falsified "quotations" from American Renaissance. All this to "anathematize" us and draw distinctions between what he fatuously calls his "principled positions" and those of people he calls "bigots."

We wrote his publisher. Books were already in print, but Mr. D'Souza's falsehoods were so egregious that the Free Press took the extraordinary step of junking the entire first print run while Mr. D'Souza hurriedly made corrections. I would not expect Mr. DeMuth to know this. It is not the sort of thing Mr. D'Souza would tell his boss. But I do find it contemptible, even "chilling," that Mr. DeMuth should rejoice in the punishment of Samuel Francis on account of his ideas -- "documented" by Mr. D'Souza -- while piously denouncing those who would punish Mr. D'Souza for the same reason.

Jared Taylor
Editor
American Renaissance
Louisville, Ky.
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Throughout his 600-page work, Mr. D'Souza insists there is a cultural explanation for the deficiencies in average black intelligence and behavior that he relentlessly catalogues, and he labels as "racist" anyone who believes that these black disadvantages may be at least partly hereditary. But when he finally discusses the hereditarian position at length, Mr. D'Souza, after much hemming and hawing, reluctantly admits that he has no arguments against it: "The Bell Curve makes a strong case that cannot be ignored. . . . The conclusion of most scholars is that despite many caveats, there is no scientific basis for rejecting the possibility that race differences in I.Q. are partly hereditary" (pp. 475-76). Having quietly conceded what he loudly denounces as "racist" everywhere else in his book, Mr. D'Souza looks for an escape hatch: "It is possible to reject the fatalism of genetic theories of I.Q. differences, as I do. My view is that . . . it is a `reasonable hypothesis' that [racial] I.Q. differences can be explained by culture and environment." But he offers not a shred of support for that "reasonable hypothesis," other than his wish that it be true -- and his hope that some future evidence may confirm it.
Thus Mr. D'Souza's trumpeted "end of racism" -- by which he means the end of the belief in intrinsic racial differences in civilizational abilities -- turns out to be a fraud. And the worst part of the fraud is that Mr. D'Souza, backed by his boss Christopher DeMuth, labels as "bigots" and "white supremacists" people who honestly believe what Mr. D'Souza himself evidently believes but doesn't want to admit.

Lawrence Auster
New York

(See related letters: "Letters to the Editor: Dinesh D'Souza Is No Myrdal" and "Letters to the Editor: White Supremacist? Judge for Yourself" -- WSJ Dec. 1, 1995)
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The Political “Casting Couch”: Did Senator Claire McCaskill Have to Perform a Sexual Favor for a Powerful Democrat Early in Her Career?

 

Senator Claire McCaskill at 17, when she was her high school’s homecoming queen (1970)
 

By Nicholas Stix

At Countenance, where else?

How nice it is, to be able to say those words again.