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Nov 17, 2023Liked by Brad

Each week the roundup shows more clearly why it's so important. This insanity needs to be documented and called out. It's not just an armchair exercise any more.

As to the comment here about supporters of Israel and genocide:

Of course people feel empathy for innocents in war zones, as are Palestinians. And any decent person should also feel sympathy for the victims on Oct 7.

That is the easy part.

The tough part is assessing moral responsibility for the situation, and what is to be done to avoid endless repeat occurrences.

The idea that a culture that shows its devotion to 7th century values at every opportunity will peacefully coexist with their avowed enemy, if only they are given the land to do so, is sheer lunacy.

Only one of these cultures promotes genocide. It takes massive blinders to decide that culture is Judaism.

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The 7th century culture adherents have been offered land in exchange for peace many times. They have refused, every time. They make no unclear statements as to why... their goal is not to have peace, nor freedom, nor economic security, nor safety for their children. Their goal is to kill Jews and destroy the state of Israel.

If you're Israel, how do you take a moderate stance? If someone says their goal is to destroy you and your country, and that nothing anyone does or says can ever cause them to deviate from that course, the only rational course of action is to destroy them first.

Israel is surrounded by hostile Islamic Arab countries that are all part of the "worldwide caliphate or death" religion, and they pose a much greater threat to them than, say, Afghanistan did to the US in 2001, yet Israel has until now shown much greater restraint than we did when we invaded. Then there was Iraq, which was even less of a threat.

Sure, there was jeering from the peanut gallery, but not a whole lot of calls for the US to be eradicated and for all Americans to be killed. While some opposed the war in Afghanistan, most recognized that the US had been attacked, and that it had a right to go after the foe that perpetrated the attack. There was a worldwide outpouring of support for America, and many countries contributed to the effort to eliminate the terrorist threat in the caves of Afghanistan. Not many people were calling Americans "genocidal" for trying to defend themselves.

Somehow, if you make it Israel and Jews that are attacked, this all changes. It's them Jews! They had it coming! Killing innocent people just going to a music festival, raping them, torturing them, torturing their children to death, and gleefully posting on social media about it is perfectly justified! We stand with the butchers who belong to a death cult religion that commands its followers to kill or enslave every last infidel in the world and subject them to Sharia law (hope you feminists like burkas)!

The Muslims have been masquerading as victims and using their victim status to play on the consciences of just people since before Mecca was Islamic. The Koran itself describes how the pagan tribes had no problem with Mohammed and his followers having another religion, until Mohammed started attacking their beliefs. They play the victim while they grow their numbers, and when they have enough people, they get more aggressive. That was what Mohammed did in Arabia all those years ago, and look where it is now.

Muslims are the ultimate oppressors. It is what they are about, what their religion is about. It is a "religion of peace" and its adherents "just want the same things we do" while their numbers are small. They play the victim card as often as they can. They are allowed to lie in order to get in the good graces of the existing populace while their numbers are small.

These "moderate" Muslims seem like regular people... often they will come to presentations by people like David Horowitz and attempt to engage them in seemingly reasonable conversation. When pressed, though, they will never denounce Islamic terrorism, Sharia law, or the idea of a worldwide caliphate where all people are forced to convert or killed. They are permitted to lie in order to ingratiate themselves to the dominant culture, but they won't lie about that. They won't lie and say that they believe Israel has a right to exist, or that Jews have a right to exist, or that violence against those who offend Muslims in some way (very easy to do) is not okay.

Islam is not about peaceful coexistence. It is about power and subjugation. That is what its most devout adherents will tell you, over and over. They are very clear on why they commit acts of terror. Listen to any of the Islamic apologists that make the circuits and see if they ever denounce honor killings or killings of apostates or acts of terror against infidels (Jews especially) or Sharia.

When we are told by the likes of "Dubya" that Islam is a religion of peace, we are being told that we are not supposed to judge Islam by its most devoted adherents... we are supposed to judge it by people who reject its central message and still call themselves Muslim. It would be like refusing to believe Christians who say Jesus is the son of God and only choosing to believe "Christians" who do not believe in Christ.

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Excellent summary of what the stakes are in this battle. It is Western Civilization against a death cult masquerading as a religion. Will we understand and respond before it is too late?

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"he idea that a culture that shows its devotion to 7th century values at every opportunity will peacefully coexist with their avowed enemy, if only they are given the land to do so, is sheer lunacy"

No one believes that, they want to convince some useful idiots of that. What has been made clear is that they are OK with the murder of "settlers", not just in Israel, to bring about their plan which of course is on the "the right side of history." they are the spiritual descendants of the men who were killing the Kulaks 100 years ago.

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Agree completely. Hamas could end the bloodshed in Gaza in a heartbeat, by surrendering. Why is no one calling for that?

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I'm officially calling for that. You heard it here first.

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““Irony: Campus antisemitism is pure privilege. It’s a yearning to be relevant and part of A Great Cause by identifying with an oppressed group as a way of mitigating the reality that you’re on an elite campus living a beautifully cosseted life.” — The Atlantic’s Tom Nichols.”

Sums it up perfectly.

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Silly people have been talking about "peak Woke" and "the end of Woke" (mostly so they can return their heads to the sand), but Woke has only peaked or mellowed in the same sense as a war getting less hot after all the territory has been conquered and the aims of the victor are mostly achieved.

What we are dealing with now is not any type of return to the status quo ante (aint happening) or a resurgence of traditional liberalism, but the downstream/secondary effects of the Social Justice Cultural Revolution.

Leaving aside content for a moment I just want to focus on form and how this has affected (warped) American discourse: it seems that now, no matter what the issue, the response is first an immediate application of the Oppressor/Oppressed binary (who is good or evil in the terms of comic-book morality) and next comes the obliteration of nuance or context but instead unhinged rhetorical escalation, so that whoever codes as "Oppressed" is innocent pure and entirely justified no matter what (this is how you end up fellating Bin Laden and Hamas) while whoever codes as "Oppressor" deserves anything and everything, including death and/or torture.

I guess what I'm trying to say is that this is your brain on Social Justice: intensely rigidly moralistic, astoundingly ignorant yet absolutely certain, roaring with blind bitter hatred poorly disguised as "Tolerance" or "Justice", and a willingness to say, do or excuse anything if it means you're "raising awareness" of yourself and your digital tribe.

Did people really think that indoctrinating an entire generation with anti-American, anti-European propaganda and a fundamentalist belief system based on denouncing Western Civ as history's greatest hate crime was going to have ZERO consequences? That post-graduation the kids would convert to baseball, hot dogs and apple pie?

We have only just begun to feel the effects and experience the consequences of the Social Justice takeover of culture and academia. The spoiled children of the 21st-century want to destroy their cultural inheritance and they are well on the way to achieving their goal.

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Harmony in a world of difference Clever. Everything is going swimmingly.

I'm humming this as I pour a bourbon and coke to start my vacation.

'I'd like to buy the world a home

And furnish it with love

Grow apple trees and honey bees

And snow white turtle doves'

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"I hope your ancestors died in ovens and it will be the same for you and your family soon during a 2nd Shoah (fingers crossed). When that happens, I'm going to sh*t on Israeli flags while dancing.” — Amaury Letort, a senior project manager for Punch Cut."

He seems nice.

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Nov 17, 2023·edited Nov 17, 2023

I just did a DDG search on this a-hole. He is now a former employee of the cigar cutter company. He was located in Brooklyn (of course he was; probably still is).

Edited to change San Francisco to Brooklyn, although same difference. The guy does look rather Aryan ...

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Brad, while I have given this post a “like”, mainly because I appreciate the time and effort that you have put into it, I am appalled at some of these quotes and really am glad I’m in the middle of a stiff G&T at the moment. I think a second one may be in the offing. Good grief, what is happening?

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Nov 17, 2023·edited Nov 17, 2023

good man! if you don't drink in the morning, you can't drink all day.

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I’m in the UK, where it’s respectable drinking time. However, some of these quotes could drive one to drink in the morning too.

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I did suspect you might be a few hours ahead but I like that saying so much I could not resist.

cheers! - Will join you in about 6 hours.

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The Economist's: "...eclipsed our analysis...." is a wierd phrase for a top-end publication to come up with. If your analysis is eclipsed does that mean you don't have any analysis?

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I probably sound like a broken record, but once again, as I read over your list, and clicked on links to explore further; I was sighing out loud!

I actually cannot believe that a person with a brain can believe some of this woke stuff, so I just have to believe many many people don't use the brains that they are endowed with.

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Nov 17, 2023Liked by Brad

Nikki Haley = "George Bush in a pantsuit"... hilarious!

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Dick Cheney in Heels is what Vivek Ramaswamy calls her, also quite apt.

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Nov 17, 2023Liked by Brad

Thanks for putting this together Brad! I doubt you could call it a labor of love lol

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Nov 17, 2023Liked by Brad

Im glad Maya Gay was speaking of her goddaughter (a term I likely doubt she understands but she has tons of company on that.) god forbid if she reproduces.

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I've written about this earlier. Everything about Joe Biden can be understood as carrying out his campaign promise: I am not Trump. If Trump did it, it was by definition bad, and Joe is doing the opposite. Look at energy independence, the border, inflation, race-based allocation of resources. Trump doesn't need to be elected; if he simply makes speeches recommending the opposite of his true intent. Kpe will begin implementing Trump polities..

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Nov 18, 2023Liked by Brad

Be very careful of any potential run by Gavin Newsom. This may well be a far more dangerous possibility than a Kamala Harris presidency. He fixes an idea in his head & completely with regard to any pragmatic logistics involved with throw all legislate resources that he believes that will bring about the fruition of this idea. If it doesn’t work & he hasn’t had one work yet, he will launch an investigation at a massive & expensive level to find out why this is so. All the while oblivious that the source of this new problem is himself. By comparison Harris will quickly sink into a marijuana dazed stupor & then there’s a chance someone reasonable might make a decision. Newsom will always chose the worst possibility driven by a zealots fevor & remain clueless to the outcome.

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Supporters of Palestinian people are now routinely (ie, well-coordinated) called “Hamas supporters”.

Supporters of Israel should be called “genocide supporters”....

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from my perspective it appears Israel is winning in the Middle East. Irana nd Lebanon are holding off and no criticism from SA and company.

But they are losing in the West.

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Well isn't Hamas also advocating for genocide? If Israel really wanted to do a genocide there wouldn't be any Palestinians left.

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