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Friday, February 03, 2017

That is NOT what is required of an American president

Steve Sailer has no comment concerning Bernard-Henri Lévy's declaration of U.S. presidential priorities, Jews, Be Wary of Trump in the New York Times.
There is a law that governs the relations between the Jews and the rest of the world. That law was articulated in one form at the time of the trial of Adolf Eichmann, when the great Jewish thinker Gershom Scholem faulted Hannah Arendt for falling short of “ahavat Israel” — for showing insufficient “love of the Jewish people.”

This love is precisely what is required of an American president in dealings affecting Israel. … Whether Jon Stewart or the Jewish Republican donors disdained the kitschy builder with his flamboyant hair, his money, his bling and his properties, including the now world-famous Trump Tower, is obviously not the question.

The essential thing is that President Trump thinks they did, that he seems to see Jews as the caricature of the New York establishment that, for decades, took him for an agreeable but vulgar showman.

This is a perfect example of the self-defensive contempt that has so often fed anti-Semitism, with the Jews appearing, once again, as representatives of an elite that patronized him and against whom he can, now that he is in power, quietly take his revenge.

It reminds me of a story from the Talmud that illustrates this logic well.

It is the story — part history and part “aggadic” embellishment — of Rabbi Yehudah Nessia, one of the foremost figures of Jewish thought of the third century.

Rabbi Yehudah ran a school that a young Roman swineherd would pass by nearly every day. The students at the school, their heads full of knowledge and a sense of their own superiority, never missed a chance to mock and beat the pig farmer.

Years later, Rabbi Yehudah was summoned to the distant city of Caesarea Philippi, to appear before Roman Emperor Diocletian. It seemed that the emperor was full of consideration for his guest. He sent to him one of his most distinguished ambassadors and ordered that a sumptuous bath be provided to allow his guest to cleanse himself after his dusty voyage.

But Diocletian also sent his ambassador on a Friday, so that Rabbi Yehudah would be forced to travel on the Sabbath, violating the most important of commandments.

The emperor also heated the baths to such a degree that the rabbi would have been boiled to death — a fate from which the rabbi was saved by the last-minute intervention of an angel, who cooled the waters.

When the rabbi appeared before Diocletian, he recognized the former swineherd, who said to him with spite, “Just because your god performs miracles, you think you can scorn the emperor?”

I cite this story because it provides a good metaphor for the West today, where, as in ancient Rome, the triumph of nihilism can enable a pig farmer — anybody — to become emperor.

It is a good example, too, of Jewish wisdom, which responds to the situation as follows: “We had contempt for Diocletian the swineherd, but we are ready to honor Diocletian the emperor provided he, like Saul — who, before becoming king had tended donkeys — heeds the prophecy, rises to his office, and becomes a new man.”
Not unlike one reader's self-defeating attempt to explain how trying to renegotiate the price after receiving what one has bought somehow does not qualify as attempting to cheat the other party, reading this sort of thing makes me wonder if this gentleman even listens to himself talk. He clearly has no idea how reprehensible he sounds to both American and European ears.

I have considerably more respect for swineherds and farmers than for Bernard-Henri Lévy or the sort of "scholar" who believes it is acceptable to mock and beat people because knowledge. Nor is Lévy alone; Bill Kristol also does not believe in prioritizing American national interests, for as he said in response to the God-Emperor's inaugural speech: "It is profoundly depressing and vulgar to hear an American president proclaim "America First."

This demonstrates, as if it were necessary, the truth of Jesus Christ's observation.

No man can serve two masters: for either he. will hate the one, and love the other; or else. he will hold to the one, and despise the other. 

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107 Comments:

Blogger James Dixon February 03, 2017 6:20 AM  

> ...for the West today, where, as in ancient Rome, the triumph of nihilism can enable a pig farmer — anybody — to become emperor.

Social mobility and a meritocracy is now the "triumph of nihilism" for the Jews? I guess that explains a lot of their disdain for western civilization.

Anonymous Rocklea February 03, 2017 6:22 AM  

America first really does drive (((them))) nuts.

Anonymous Takin' a Look February 03, 2017 6:25 AM  

A stiff-necked people indeed.

Blogger kh123 February 03, 2017 6:25 AM  

Would love to hear how this haggadic story translates through the Schwartz Box, that one website that flips all of the text into ebonics.

Anonymous Dyskord February 03, 2017 6:27 AM  

The article illustrates deftly the gulf between knowledge and wisdom. The message he apperantly has no problem delivering is that Jews neither respect nor have consideration for those they deem inferior which is apparently the goyem, and should that lowly person rise to greater heights than they themselves can aspire to, why, he should still know his place.
Well, BHL seems the kind of man described aptly in his little story. An overeducated self satisfied petty bully too deluded with his own self importance to see the world without his nose turned up in disgust.

Anonymous Rocklea February 03, 2017 6:28 AM  

Perhaps even a simple carpenter can reinvent the west.

Blogger kh123 February 03, 2017 6:29 AM  

"It is profoundly depressing and vulgar to hear a parent wanting to feed their children first before casting any to the strays that linger outside the door."

Now we know why they wanted to run him off of a cliff.

Anonymous Rocklea February 03, 2017 6:40 AM  

I would have thought the Jews should be more worried about china buying Hollywood than The God Emperor's deportment. I smell envy and a loss of Narrative.

Blogger Lazarus February 03, 2017 6:40 AM  

A little research tells us that BHL is as vile as Soros.
His relationship to the truth is strained, hence a perfect fit for Carlos Slim's blog.


Why Does Everyone Hate Bernard-Henri Lévy?

Blogger Stilicho February 03, 2017 6:41 AM  

@james Dixon: I had similar thoughts on that passage. In the end, it's just word salad designed to appear erudite while espousing talmudic barbarism and tribalism. He creates the very attitude towards Jews that he claims he wants to avoid. What else should he expect when he claims that the Emperor must acknowledge his inferiority to a bunch of yeshiva welfare queens?

Blogger Stilicho February 03, 2017 6:43 AM  

Tldr: I hate you. Why don't you love me?

Blogger Desillusionerad February 03, 2017 6:47 AM  

Loving the fact that he seems too insinuate that an American president must love Israel.
As if Israel was the 51st state or something.

Blogger Mr.MantraMan February 03, 2017 6:49 AM  

So equality was a ruse and the caste system must be honored as he wishes, um ok.

Anonymous JAMES February 03, 2017 6:53 AM  

Holy shit.

This is incredible.

He seriously has no idea what he sounds like to non jewish readers.

I'm gobsmacked.

If he's representative of east coast American Jewry then I can hazard a guess about the eventual outcome.

Anonymous Euryale February 03, 2017 6:54 AM  

BHL earns contempt from a lot of people in France. A lot.

Anonymous Eduardo February 03, 2017 6:54 AM  

@12

isn't that what all anti-hate groups are all about?

Anonymous TLM February 03, 2017 6:56 AM  

Harry Truman had the ((((sypes)))) pegged.

OT-Love waking up to see new tweets from DJT, he's trolling the sh*t out of Arnold.

Anonymous BRZ MK February 03, 2017 7:02 AM  

If that is a fair sample of Talmud's "aggadic" stories, then it is totally overrated.

Blogger Happy LP9 February 03, 2017 7:03 AM  

Right on, its good to archive/analyze and document this.

Anonymous Eduardo February 03, 2017 7:05 AM  

Arnold and Trump

WWE hall of famers. I would pay to see them wrestle XD.

Blogger Jew613 February 03, 2017 7:08 AM  

Bernard Lewis is acting like a fool. Ahavat Yisrael is love of your fellow Jew, there is no obligation upon the gentile to love the Jewish people. I would prefer to put this essay down to the early stages of dementia but I think that's impossible, it is the mindset of the ghetto Jew. To whine and try to appear pathetic to manipulate the powerful non-Jews into being kind to us. But this tactic only creates contempt towards the Jews.

Anonymous Teapartydoc February 03, 2017 7:13 AM  

I think the Jew is right. The best way to get your opponents to do your bidding is to condescend to them and ridicule their heritage while puffing up your own sense of self importance right out in public where everyone can see .

Blogger Markku February 03, 2017 7:18 AM  

I'm starting to be so damn happy that there is only a vanishingly small number of Jews in Finland.

Blogger Ben Cohen February 03, 2017 7:34 AM  

He needs to go back.

Anonymous Eduardo February 03, 2017 7:38 AM  

Well Trump isn't quite a Troll as these guys here

Blogger Avalanche February 03, 2017 7:38 AM  

@ "America first really does drive (((them))) nuts."

I would rather it drove (((them))) AWAY!

Blogger Buybuydandavis February 03, 2017 7:39 AM  

"Jews, Be Wary of Trump"

Especially hilarious after Obama, and the world assembled, just fucked Israel in the UN.

The only people in the world, besides the Israelis themselves, inclined to lift a finger to keep Israelis from extermination are on the American Right.

And yet all we hear is Nazi Nazi Nazi, Hitler Hitler Hitler.

It's just rather peculiar.

Blogger Stg58/Animal Mother February 03, 2017 7:42 AM  

The only answer I could could give to BHL would be "THOU art the man."

Anonymous LES February 03, 2017 7:46 AM  

It looks like Trump is following (((neocon))) foreign policy regarding Russia, Ukraine and Iran.

Blogger Ken S. February 03, 2017 7:59 AM  

BHL is a classic example of the "intellectual yet idiot" class as described by an interesting Arab scholar, Nassim Taleb in describing the current intellectual class in the West. The same can be said for weird talmudic, navel gazers. Jews have high verbal IQ, but they tend toward bring hysterical and crazy.

Blogger Gunnar von Cowtown February 03, 2017 8:02 AM  

We need to break up.

It's not me, it's (((you))).

Blogger Mocheirge February 03, 2017 8:03 AM  

so that Rabbi Yehudah would be forced to travel on the Sabbath, violating the most important of commandments.

When did being lazy become "the most important of the commandments"?

Blogger Pravda Zvíťazí February 03, 2017 8:03 AM  

Conveniently, Christ Himself provides a fitting end to this parable:

"But those enemies of mine who did not want me to be king over them—bring them here and kill them in front of me." Luke 19:27

Blogger Sherwood family February 03, 2017 8:10 AM  

Yikes...this one really is tone deaf. This is not inclined to make anyone come around to the authors view.

Blogger Ben Cohen February 03, 2017 8:10 AM  

If he doesn't like it here, make aliyah.

Blogger Rob February 03, 2017 8:13 AM  

That's a shitty story.

Attack people herding pigs (Who are just doing a job) and you're actually surprised when people don't like you...

Blogger Sherwood family February 03, 2017 8:17 AM  

I thought that was the whole point of aliyah? To go and be with the Tribe and Make Israel Great Again? The early Zionists of the late 19th and early 20th centuries were awesome. They worked like crazy to build up their country, deal with restive natives, and carve productive land out of some pretty marginal areas. They were supposed to lead the rest of the group toward a hard core future full of warriors, frontiersman, scholars and scientists. When did the dream wear off? Why does the rest of the Tribe not want to join in and be part of it? Maybe I read too much Leon Uris when I was a kid but it always sounded pretty cool to me.

Blogger FrankNorman February 03, 2017 8:19 AM  

Wow. What proportion of diaspora Jews have that kind of mindset?
Most people who read that story about the swineherd who became an emperor would draw a moral like "don't be a jerk to people, because it will come back to bite you."

Yehudah's behavior in the story is that of someone who is incapable of admitting himself to have ever done wrong. It literally makes one think of JRR Tolkien's Orcs - they did not lack a moral sense, they just never applied it to their own actions.

And when did the Sabbath become the most important commandment? I'm pretty sure the whole thing about not worshiping other gods actually counts for more.

Blogger Felix Bellator February 03, 2017 8:21 AM  

Nihilism? Say what you want about Trumpism, but at least it's an ethos.

Blogger Lovekraft February 03, 2017 8:23 AM  

One conclusion I drew after consuming media in my earlier years was "shameless self-promotion".

Blogger Cail Corishev February 03, 2017 8:23 AM  

It turns out right-wingers don't need to embrace Nazis and talk like them to show people the problem. We don't need to do anything at all; Jews are going to talk their own way right into suppression and expulsion (at best), just like every other time. We couldn't stop them if we wanted to.

Blogger Chris Mallory February 03, 2017 8:24 AM  

FrankNorman wrote:And when did the Sabbath become the most important commandment? I'm pretty sure the whole thing about not worshiping other gods actually counts for more.

Here is what the Lord Jesus Christ said about the Commandments:
"Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind. This is the first and great commandment. And the second is like unto it, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself. On these two commandments hang all the law and the prophets."

He also put healing the sick and helping your friends eat by gathering grain above the Sabbath.

Blogger Robert Divinity February 03, 2017 8:31 AM  

Interesting the New York Times published this hate-filled, ignorant fairy tale. Carlos Slim can salvage that dreck if he starts to take note of Levi's view of 99 percent of the country and fires all the Jews on the staff.

Blogger James Dixon February 03, 2017 8:34 AM  

> Bernard Lewis is acting like a fool

The problem is that there are too many like him, and no enough condemnation from those who aren't.

> Ahavat Yisrael is love of your fellow Jew, there is no obligation upon the gentile to love the Jewish people.

Thanks for the clarification.

> But this tactic only creates contempt towards the Jews.

Which is why it needs to be condemned by other Jews. We'll be waiting, but not holding our breath.

Blogger Dirtnapninja February 03, 2017 8:47 AM  

"This is a perfect example of the self-defensive contempt that has so often fed anti-Semitism, with the Jews appearing, once again, as representatives of an elite that patronized him and against whom he can, now that he is in power, quietly take his revenge."

Now THAT is projection.....

Blogger Gaiseric February 03, 2017 8:52 AM  

James Dixon wrote:Which is why it needs to be condemned by other Jews. We'll be waiting, but not holding our breath.
Shimson, Rabbi B and maybe one or two others who post here. That's probably about it.

Blogger Stilicho February 03, 2017 8:53 AM  

@jew613 it's Bernard Henri Levy, not Bernard Lewis

Blogger F.D. Stephens February 03, 2017 9:10 AM  

BHL's new book, out last month, is titled The Genius of Judaism. The short version is, if it wasn't for the Jew, oy vey. Unbelievably, he argues there's "a new and stealthy form of anti-Semitism on the rise". I don't think he knows the meaning of the word stealthy. LOL.

Anyway, I hope that Talmud he's always banging on about has something in it on how to dial down stuff that pisses people off. Otherwise he's in for a rough ride. No shirt buttons or not.

Anonymous A Texan February 03, 2017 9:16 AM  

Why are there so many Jews/Israeli dual citizens in these positions? There should be a law against this. If you are dual citizen, you will not hold any elected office ever.

I'm not promoting this particular party, but you have to wonder why.

US Politicians Who Hold Dual US/Israeli Citizenship

http://american3rdposition.com/?p=12767

Blogger Cail Corishev February 03, 2017 9:17 AM  

Anyway, I hope that Talmud he's always banging on about has something in it on how to dial down stuff that pisses people off.

I think it says to claim NAJALT. Which works until it doesn't. There doesn't seem to be a plan B.

Blogger rumpole5 February 03, 2017 9:18 AM  

To the extent that Jews are to be honored it is because of one's respect for God Almighty. He typically chchooseto reveal Himself to those who are weak and inferior in the eyes of the world.

Blogger Gaiseric February 03, 2017 9:20 AM  

On the other hand, this is EXACTLY what's required of the American President. So, of course, Rod Dreher clucks and cucks about it. Heh. I hope he really DID threaten Nieto. https://www.theamericanconservative.com/dreher/us-threatens-to-invade-mexico-no-really/

Blogger SouthRon February 03, 2017 9:28 AM  

That same quote in Like 16 ends with, "Ye cannot serve God and mammon (money)" an especial problem for Jews.

Anonymous CarpeOro February 03, 2017 9:30 AM  

This sounds alot like interpretation built on top of the lord's word. At least I am lost as to what prophet said to be supercilious and proud, lacking in any understanding or empathy. I seem to recall many of the books of the old testament being about the falling away from the word, due to pride, the eschewing of justice, being the down fall of the people of Israel. But then, I gather from his piece, being just a filthy goyim, the best I can aspire to is being a friend and servant of Israel and should be happy to be mistreated by them.

Blogger Cecil Henry February 03, 2017 9:32 AM  

Got it:

Hate White people. Love Jews. Serve Jews. ONLY.


Its right in the Talmud after all.


Anonymous rienzi February 03, 2017 9:33 AM  

27.:"The only people in the world, besides the Israelis themselves, inclined to lift a finger to keep Israelis from extermination are on the American Right.

And yet all we hear is Nazi Nazi Nazi, Hitler Hitler Hitler.

It's just rather peculiar."


Aesop's fable of the frog and the scorpion comes to mind.

Blogger Mr.MantraMan February 03, 2017 9:33 AM  

Is freedom from such a person a bad idea?

Anonymous Joe Katzman February 03, 2017 9:37 AM  

The French never really got America. Ever. To the point where the guy takes an obvious Talmudic story and misses the point by a mile. And the story itself is the answer he's looking for. Any American would get it.

Intellectual yet idiot. And the semi-literate Jewish patina makes it worse, esp. with the transparent attempt at division.

Trump has has zero issues with Jews. But he may be about to help kill the EU false god. Deicide or its threat tend to make people touchy.

Anonymous FP February 03, 2017 9:52 AM  

@39

But America First Trumpism just doesn't go with the multicultural room man.

Blogger Dexter February 03, 2017 9:52 AM  

I had a good LOL at this story:

http://www.haaretz.com/opinion/.premium-1.768987

President Trump neither loves nor hates Jews. His children notwithstanding, he has no special interest in Jews or Judaism.

And an American President should have such a special interest because... muh Holocaust?

To be sure, he would be a conservative, but a constructive one

Heh the reason we know he is NOT conservative is he is not ineffectual - he is actually getting shit done.

The centerpiece of the Trump agenda, of course, was his executive order temporarily banning refugees and anyone from seven majority-Muslim countries from coming to America. And the worst part of this order was not even that it was an affront to American values and a heartless attack on the world’s most desperate people.

It didn't affront my values, it affirmed them. And those "desperate people"? FUCK. THEM.

Instead of making America safer and discouraging violence, it is certain to increase extremism, encourage terror, and undermine America’s position throughout the world.

If they're gonna go apeshit because they can't come here, really sounds like not letting them into the country is a good idea.

Trump is the least prepared President in America’s history

ROFL sorry dude that "unprepared" argument went out the window in January 2009.

the Trump refugee and immigrant ban will infuriate moderates in the Arab and Muslim world

Hint: if they're infuriated by this, they're not actually "moderate".

Eric H. Yoffie, a rabbi, writer and teacher in Westfield, New Jersey

Sounds like you better leave this hateful, hateful country immediately, dickhead.

Blogger Cail Corishev February 03, 2017 9:59 AM  

Instead of making America safer and discouraging violence, [Trump's refugee ban] is certain to increase extremism, encourage terror, and undermine America’s position throughout the world.

It wouldn't, but (((they))) will darn sure try to make sure it does.

Anonymous ogunsiron February 03, 2017 10:03 AM  

The French never really got America. Ever. To the point where the guy takes an obvious Talmudic story and misses the point by a mile.
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Why do you blame the French for BHL ?
He's globalist, truly supremacist jew of almost incredible arrogance.
He was deeply involved in the Lybian war. He beat for years the war drums against Syria, extremely loudly. He was involved in the whole "free iranian sakineh" affair of a few years ago. He's involved up to the neck in supporting actual nazis in Ukraine. He's an utterly fake philosopher. He constantly brings up that he's jewish but if any of his critics bring it up, they're antisemites.

BHL is a sephardic (meaning Iberian) jew who just happens to be based in France.
For the most part, the job of ashkenazis in the usa is done by sephardi in France.

Anonymous ogunsiron February 03, 2017 10:08 AM  

This is a great video of an interview of BHL, following his sister's conversion to catholicism. BHL is predictably aghast and he seems shaken, for once :

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j9VFGAM6Qxk

For some reason he's not too happy about his sister becoming a christian. The interviewer, another jew (French tv is like american tv in this respect) is also sad. BHL is sephardi and the interviewer is mizrahi (Elkabach).

Blogger tz February 03, 2017 10:25 AM  

OK: You can break the most important commandment yet God will still send an angel to save you.
Got it.

Alt-Right: we aren't going to cheat or beat you, we just don't want you here since you won't conform to our laws or customs.

Jews: Beat the Goyim! It's good kosher fun. Cheat or steal from him if you can too, you will be richer!

That is my take from the story.

70% voted for Obama twice and Hillary. They are Antifa, not even -lite, but using subversion and incitement (((Soros))) instead of direct violence. We will both be happier with them in Israel.

They might be smarter and more productive, but no more assimilated than the Somali Sharia zones in Minnesota.

Yes, not all, but 70% Obama and Hillary?

Why do I think the renegotiate commenter and the author of the article voted Hillary and all the leftism and corruption she represented?

Anonymous BBGKB February 03, 2017 10:25 AM  

Yea comparing TRUMP to a pig farmer, they can't even help themselves.

that he seems to see Jews as the caricature of the New York establishment that, for decades, took him for an agreeable but vulgar showman

Yet we keep seeing that caricature come to life even in stealing rolls of trash bags from other floors.

Social mobility and a meritocracy is now the "triumph of nihilism" for the Jews?

Nothing galls them more than the thought that a COAL MINER'S DAUGHTER can be smarter and prettier than a jewish princess.

When did the dream wear off? Why does the rest of the Tribe not want to join in and be part of it?

They would have to work for a living as the jews in Israel would know all the scams Martin Luther wrote a book about.

the Trump refugee and immigrant ban will infuriate moderates in the Arab and Muslim world

The old "you can't call moslems violent or they will blow themselves up near you" argument.

Blogger tz February 03, 2017 10:34 AM  

Brother Nathaniel Alt-white Jewish convert to Orthodox Christianity.

He's even harder on Jews than most alt-white.

h/t the political cesspool.

Blogger David Power February 03, 2017 10:36 AM  

Cut through the mumbo jumbo and this whole article basically amounts to... Jews, beware of Donald Trump, for he would not take our money.

Blogger praetorian February 03, 2017 10:37 AM  

So a guy who got shit on by jews all his life and eventually was in a position for payback should just suck it up, buttercup? Jewish introspection at its finest.

But this tactic only creates contempt towards the Jews.

Ya think? Even describing it as "a tactic" creates contempt from those of us from an earnest, universalistic people.

Blogger CJ February 03, 2017 10:39 AM  

It's a little disconcerting that at least two posters confused Bernard Lewis with BHL. They're close to being opposites.

Bernard Lewis is still alive by the way -- born in London in 1916 he is 100 years old.

Anonymous Brick Hardslab February 03, 2017 10:39 AM  

If that's the Talmud it reads like the Book of Mormon or the koran. Did humans lose the ability to write stirring religious passages in the last two thousand years...or did we never have it in the first place and only one book is Divinely inspired.

That passage certainly doesn't sing like the Torah.

Blogger praetorian February 03, 2017 10:39 AM  

Current status

Blogger praetorian February 03, 2017 10:51 AM  

OT: The God Emperor has heard the cries of his people, and he is moved:

https://twitter.com/realDonaldTrump/status/827483841589891073

Anonymous PVB February 03, 2017 10:54 AM  

I saw an interview with Ben Stein were he was lamenting Trump and "America First". I thought he would be on board with at least some of Trumps economic goals so this caught me off guard. His explanation implied that "America First" was associated with Charles Lindbergh and the movement to keep America out of WW2 which was also considered anti-Semitic and by extension Trump must covertly represent the same thing. The despicable Kristol's reasoning could be the same however since he is a globalist it could be either disdain for American interests or the history of the term, or both.

https://infogalactic.com/info/America_First_Committee

[Among conservatives] there's been too much pseudo-populism, almost too much concern and attention for, quote, 'the people'.... After all, we conservatives are on the side of the lords and barons.... We...are pulling up the drawbridge against the peasants.

William Kristol

Anonymous acushla February 03, 2017 10:55 AM  

">But this tactic only creates contempt towards the Jews.
Which is why it needs to be condemned by other Jews."

Actually, the reason it needs to be condemned is because it's wicked, stupid, and wrong. 'But is it good for the chosenites?' is a distant second consideration, to anyone with an actual moral compass. But, well, (((you know)))...

Blogger Cail Corishev February 03, 2017 11:00 AM  

Why do you blame the French for BHL ?

That's part of the two-step shuffle, although this was an unusually ham-fisted attempt at it.

If you can get people to ascribe some behavior not to Jews in general, but to American Jews, French Jews, globalist Jews, liberal Jews, Hollywood Jews, or whatever, then you're halfway to getting them to drop the second half and blame America, France, globalism, liberalism, Hollywood, etc.

In his urgency, he tried to take both steps in one jump.

Anonymous Claudius Erectus February 03, 2017 11:03 AM  

@6 well, Trump is a builder :)

Blogger Joshua_D February 03, 2017 11:05 AM  

Gunnar von Cowtown wrote:We need to break up.

It's not me, it's (((you))).


Surely you mean,

It's not me, it's Jew.

Blogger Cail Corishev February 03, 2017 11:06 AM  

I saw an interview with Ben Stein were he was lamenting Trump and "America First". I thought he would be on board with at least some of Trumps economic goals so this caught me off guard.

He should be. Also, as a guy who had a TV game show long before Trump, he shouldn't have the "but he's not a serious person" stuff that plagues so many conservatives. He's also smart enough that he knows damn well Trump isn't any Nazi and has no desire to harm Jews.

But (((something))) overrides all that. Disappointing, but not even slightly surprising.

Blogger David Power February 03, 2017 11:41 AM  

There is a law that governs the relations between the Jews and the rest of the world.

No opportunity to mock and beat the host culture should ever be missed.

Anonymous Gen. Kong February 03, 2017 11:59 AM  

For those unaware, (((Bernard-Henri Lévy))) - apparently the de-facto ruler of the French okrug of the EUSSR and no doubt a member of the EUSSR's (((central committee))), was the one who boasted in the Fall of 2015 of how the picture dead child on the beach would open the gates of Europe to the invasion of the rapefugees. No doubt some non-elite Jews have died at the hands of Musloids as a direct result of his decree.

Yet, as with (((Soros))), not only a failure to remove such a cancer from the face of the earth, but even a complete failure to breathe a word of criticism - apart form a few statistically meaningless outliers like Paul Gottfried. Jew-haters are not born but created - by the likes of Bernard-Henri Lévy and George Soros. Even given the essential truth in VD's statement that the legendary 3 opinions for every 2 Jews arguing only concern what's best for the tribe, one would think that the master race of the smartest folks on earth (their own humble description) would be able to use their advanced super-intelligence to figure this out.

Blogger Anthony February 03, 2017 12:00 PM  

American Jews should think on that story a little, but give it a little fictional updating. The boy the yeshiva students were mocking wasn't a swineherd, but a skinny half-black kid sweeping the steps and playing basketball, when not getting high. Kid's name was Barry.

Blogger liberranter February 03, 2017 12:13 PM  

Holy shit. This is incredible.

He seriously has no idea what he sounds like to non jewish readers.


Even if he did, he wouldn't care. Even when thoroughly protected by the host society off of whom they serve as parasites, the contempt for that host is undisguised.

Anonymous BBGKB February 03, 2017 12:20 PM  

American Jews should think on that story a little, but give it a little fictional updating. The boy the yeshiva students were mocking wasn't a swineherd, but a skinny half-black kid sweeping the steps and playing basketball, when not getting high. Kid's name was Barry.

The jewish version of the story would be a skinny 1/2 black kid renting his backside out to old (((white))) guys at the chicago bathhouses

Blogger James Dixon February 03, 2017 12:48 PM  

> Actually, the reason it needs to be condemned is because it's wicked, stupid, and wrong.

It usually more productive to appeal to a man's self interest than it is his better nature. :)

Anonymous Takin' a Look February 03, 2017 12:51 PM  

-Cail Coreshev

"That's part of the two-step shuffle, although this was an unusually ham-fisted attempt at it.

If you can get people to ascribe some behavior not to Jews in general, but to American Jews, French Jews, globalist Jews, liberal Jews, Hollywood Jews, or whatever, then you're halfway to getting them to drop the second half and blame America, France, globalism, liberalism, Hollywood, etc.

In his urgency, he tried to take both steps in one jump."

Excellent observation of the (((typical))) pattern.

I knew once President Trump got elected (((they))) would freak out to an extreme level and expose themselves.

Blogger Elder Son February 03, 2017 1:11 PM  

Instead of making America safer and discouraging violence, [Trump's refugee ban] is certain to increase extremism, encourage terror, and undermine America’s position throughout the world.

Because if we just open the border as come one come all, we'll have no extremism and terror. But by banning refugees, we're just making them double down on the extremism and terror.

Makes sense to me!

Anonymous Didas Kalos February 03, 2017 1:49 PM  

OT, but did Nikki Haley act on her own? Criticizing Russian 'aggression.'

Anonymous Shut up rabbit February 03, 2017 2:17 PM  

Rest assured, outside of his liberal elite clique BHL is viewed as an utter clown in Francostan. He is know more for his indiscretions and infidelities that and any actual philosophizing: definitely more Kardashian than Chomsky. There is even a tradition of throwing "custard tarts" at him (entarter) when he appears in public.

Unfortunately, France is so socialist and so in the grip of these elites that even an obvious retard like him can still gain substantial notoriety from the support of the rest of the (((tribe))) running the establishment.

Ironically, the Jewish elite are doing such a good job of replacing the indigenous whites with a dependent migrant population that the non-elite Jews are fleeing the Muslimisation of the France in record numbers.

Blogger Bob Loblaw February 03, 2017 3:26 PM  

Meh. Politics is like war. You choose a side, fight hard, and hope you win.

If you lose, the most you can hope for is forgiveness and fair treatment from the victor. You can't fault him for observing you opposed him, and that he owes you nothing.

Anonymous Sam the Man February 03, 2017 4:46 PM  

Oh Vey. I think refers to a few posts of mine.

I specifically stated that in any renegotiation:

1) Both parties must agree to a renegotiation
2) Any tactic that uses a threat is unethical.

It does always work out to one parties advantage, though it can in the long term.

In fairness you ignore that....

Anonymous Sam the Man February 03, 2017 4:54 PM  

Oh yeah, and BHL is insipid, a fool and does nothing to help Jews anyplace by his statement. He is also a donkey, who has forgotten nothing, and learned nothing from history.

He does not represent American Jews. I don't either, just a personal opinion.

Blogger Snidely Whiplash February 03, 2017 5:12 PM  

We know the story is a lie, because any man that said this: “We had contempt for Diocletian the swineherd, but we are ready to honor Diocletian the emperor provided he, like Saul — who, before becoming king had tended donkeys — heeds the prophecy, rises to his office, and becomes a new man.” to Diocletian would never have left the room alive. Whatever ritual humiliation the evil Rabbi in this story suffered, he sure as hell didn't want to tell his fellow Jews about it. So he made up a typical Jewish contemptuous sneer instead.
And they thought it was clever enough to write it down for future generations to study.

Blogger Snidely Whiplash February 03, 2017 5:14 PM  

Sam the Man wrote:I specifically stated that in any renegotiation:

1) Both parties must agree to a renegotiation

2) Any tactic that uses a threat is unethical.

Still trying to tell us it is all perfectly ethical, and Jews never use threats or intimidation to extract monetary advantage.

Unfortunately, I've known Jews...

Blogger Cail Corishev February 03, 2017 5:42 PM  

I specifically stated that in any renegotiation:

I thought you explained it very well last time, and I believe it seems reasonable to you. It's completely contrary to the way white Christians think, though. I can understand it and appreciate that it could work for people who are all on the same wavelength about it, but it still repulses me.

It's not a question of whether your way is wrong; it's that our ways are incompatible. It's easy to see how they would lead to growing conflict and resentment over time.

Blogger tz February 03, 2017 10:05 PM  

@89
1) Both parties must agree to a renegotiation
2) Any tactic that uses a threat is unethical.


Have you EVER agreed to a renegotiation (reneg) that was NOT to your advantage? Say your supplier cut the price 20% so you would pass on part of the savings?

And the definition of "threat" is the problem. "Well, the contract is ambiguous" or "I might have trouble delivering" aren't direct threats, like "nice business you have there, pity if the parts didn't arrive on time".

The Ashkenazi verbal pretzel twisting can be spectacular.

I have trouble thinking of a way there can be a win-win for most "renegotiation", and white Christians will act out of justice and fairness but that is NOT a Jewish virtue.

Blogger tz February 03, 2017 10:16 PM  

@89
The only case I can think of is if your supplier would result in a discount for higher volume, so the reneg would be "If you order 20% more, I can provide it as 10% less per item". Possible but rare.

Jews and Christians have different and disjoint systems of ethics, else Western Civilization - science, technology, liberty, etc. - would have occurred in Israel or in the disapora instead of Europe.

Israel is an economic basket case, and it is either because they are following the Torah, or because they are cursed for not doing so (fraudulent Fiat currency - I'd love to get silver true Shekel coins). If we didn't send them aid, they would collapse or go nuclear.

Your own house is not in order. There is a reason the dollar and not the shekel is the World's reserve currency. It would be better if there was a commodity currency.

Anonymous Sam the Man February 03, 2017 11:52 PM  

You asked if I agreed to a renegotiation that was not to my advantage...yes, very much so...but that worked to me advantage in the long term. Tricky Yid..

So I am a gun show dumping some of my excess rifles. Nothing wrong with them but I had since gotten nicer ones and my prices reflect that, as I want to sell everything, tables cost 60 bucks each. So a Navy guy PO2 wants one of my rifles, but he does not have all that much. We agree on a price of 275 for the rifle alone and he asks me to hold until Sunday. So I do but when he shows up on Sunday he only has 150, which he asks me to take and hold it against when he gets the rest. I agree but...I give him the rifle to take home, pay me when you see me kind of thing. Why? well I do not need the money and he knows a CPO friend of mine. I also give him a sling for the rifle and two strippers, which are around 5~6 bucks each retail at the time. Why? because he would go away very happy, which is to my advantage.

How do I know he will pay me? Because we are both members of the same collector organization, and he knows my CPO friend, both of them go to the all fleet week at Quantico.

So the next show comes around and he want to halt the deal, for what reason I know not but I suspect and it is no ones business), but I give him his 150 back, and he returns the rifle. In fact I seek him out to do so. Why? Because in the long term my name is golden with him, and it will work to my advantage. Oh yeah, he forget the extras but eventually I am sure I will get them back. Oh yes he was a gentile and I got an invite to go to some sniper matches as a result of being a decent chap, again to my advantage. The gain I made by letting him renegotiate the deal was to my benefit, though in theory I lost. very common in transactions, you have to take the long view.

In my regular job, when in a start up in the 1990s we negotiated a deal with vendor that caused them to wrap money around every subassembly they shipped us, as a result we did not get many and the quality was poor. Not good when you are selling to Norden in CT. We did a renegotiation, which allowed the company to at least break even. To do that I had the owner yelling at me and as management faded into the background as one lone asshole engineer (me) stood ground and would not leave the conference. Lots of yelling. After much vexing the owner very grudgingly agreed but it caused bad blood between us. Why did I do it, was I altruistic.......no I knew if the fix was not made, the project would fail and it was my project. To my long term advantage.

Now folks here seem to know all about the Jews far more than I apparently but a good business man has good situational awareness and makes his money slow and constant, not in one single fly by night operation. There is such a thing as a win-win situation in business and life.

By the Bye, I am not discounting folks stories to the contrary. I have no reason to doubt you. But it is not what I have seen, though I have never lived in a large city and have spent most of my life surrounded by gentiles. The Jews I know are righteous men. I would mention folks not paying for service rendered, in my own limited experience seems to me more of a JAP action, then an average Jewish businessman or professional. A lot of JAPs are pretty entitled, completely lacking in any ability to see beyond their own preconceptions and that is why there is a lot of mixed marriages. If you told me the person not paying was a older JAP...well I would believe that.

if I went a wee bit long, I was asked a question and it is difficult to give a nuanced answer in 4 lines.

Anonymous Jack February 04, 2017 12:02 AM  

This demonstrates, as if it were necessary, the truth of Jesus Christ's observation about Pharisees like Levy and Kristol.

"Ye are of your father the devil."

Blogger tz February 04, 2017 12:36 AM  

we negotiated a deal with vendor that caused them to wrap money around every subassembly they shipped us, as a result we did not get many and the quality was poor.

WE? Did you negotiate the deal, someone else, or is this some kind of nebulous "no one ever takes responsibility".

If you negotiated the deal, you are responsible for it being a bad deal.

If others did, it isn't "we". Those who did should be held responsible.

Didn't get many and the quality was poor? Justice (economic) means it should have gone out of business, or the supplier (hey, maybe you can give the name of the evil supplier and their top people so everyone can avoid ever doing business - why not?)

Blogger tz February 04, 2017 12:38 AM  

@96 - You seem to have been paid in full. That you allowed delayed payment isn't evidence you didn't benefit. How much did you lose?

Blogger DrAndroSF February 04, 2017 12:39 AM  

As if "they" have some special moral standing, insight or mandate. Arrogance. And they wonder why other people resent them.

Blogger tz February 04, 2017 12:41 AM  

@96 Note that I would NEVER wish to deal with you in any sort of business because your ideals and technicalities are incompatible with my values.

I've noted that you can't replace a reputation or handshake with a FICO score.

And that will be to the determent of the moneychangers.

Blogger tz February 04, 2017 12:41 AM  

@96, I do appreciate your candor. Now I hope we can get rid of the anti freedom of association laws.

Anonymous Discard February 04, 2017 4:27 AM  

Mr Levy ought read Aesop's fables, particularly the one about the lion and the mouse. Those you look down on might be in a position to save you one day. Unless you piss on them.

Anonymous Sam the Man February 04, 2017 5:31 AM  

TZ,

I did not negotiate the initial assembly price, the owner did. Who was a gentile. Very smart man but his ego was involved. It was very sticky position and cost me some internal capitol in the company. I eventually left the company on bad terms, but had breakfast with him one day when I ran into him on a later date and resolved the issue. He is dead now but was one of those larger than life characters in both his good and bad qualities.

You are surely an example of a Jew hater. You ask for an example, I give you two where renegotiation was a short term loss, but helps both parties in the long term and you return to your preconceived notion like a parrot. You are no different then the chap in the article. You are incapable of either learning or forgetting anything. Have a nice life, Tz, but here is a hint: blaming Jews for whatever disappointments occurred in your life will not make your life better.

Anonymous Ominous Cowherd February 04, 2017 11:59 AM  

At Sam The Man and tz: as a White American, I find renegotiating a deal unacceptable, _unless_ it's the buyer saying ``I'll give you more than we agreed for what you're selling.'' Even asking permission to back out of a deal is bad. Just another data point for you both.

Blogger Shimshon February 04, 2017 2:33 PM  

This is very late to the part, but as I usually don't comment on Friday, I would like to add (((my))) my own inimitable words to the conversation.

Lévy twists and manipulates what the Talmud plainly says and teaches in this little parable. This behavior is no different than what Churchians do. Rather than rephrase, I will simply quote from Jack D's comments at the original Sailer, to enter them for the record here:

Comparing Trump to a swineherd was also a classy touch. Trump has come up in the world but he was not exactly born a swineherd.

"We had contempt for Diocletian the swineherd, but we are ready to honor Diocletian the emperor provided he, like Saul -- who, before becoming king had tended donkeys -- heeds the prophecy, rises to his office, and becomes a new man." ...

Levy retells the legend accurately up to that point but he makes up the part at the end. That's just not in the original Talmud.

The point of the original story is twofold - first of all that you respect the office, not the man. Diocletian the Emperor is entitled to deference because he is the Emperor.

Levy adds his own twist and changes the story to mean something completely opposite - Trump has to rise to his office. The stories in the Talmud are meant to be instructive to the Jews - they aren't telling these stories so that Diocletian (Trump) will learn from them. The real moral of the story is "be careful of who you disrespect on your way up because you might meet them again on your way down." Or in Leftist terms, "Don't punch down." Yehudah ended up literally in hot water because his underlings had been disrespectful to someone who later rose to a position of power. The lesson is to treat everyone with respect because you don't know where they will end up someday. This is a story which Obama should have perhaps listened to before he kicked the swineherd Trump at the Correspondent's dinner.

But Levy COMPLETELY misses the point of the story and twists it to mean something totally different.

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See my post on the swineherd story. It's LEVY who has made it MORE swinish by adding the part at the very end about how Trump has to become a new man and rise to the occasion. That's just not in the original. The point of the original story in the Talmud is "be nice to everyone because you never know who might end up as the Emperor someday." Which is a very appropriate story for the press and all those (Democrats and Republicans) who treated Trump with contempt for years now. Levy COMPLETELY misses the point of the story and twists it 180 degrees to provide a lesson for the Emperor. It's a lesson for YOU BHL (and BHO) but you're too stuck up to understand.

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The Talmud is not a history book. There were no sprites or demons that magically transported Rabbi Yehudah either. But they usually have some kernel of truth. Diocletian WAS truly of humble birth. He was known to have visited Palestine. Compared to most Roman emperors, he gets treated OK in this parable - he is not portrayed as a monster. Although he doesn't get to boil Yehudah to death, he gets the last word in the story.

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