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Thursday, July 30, 2020

Cancel Culture vs the Chicago Way

Chicago may not be what it once was, but it appears there are still some representatives of old school Chicago surviving today:
My July 22 column was titled “Something grows in the big cities run by Democrats: An overwhelming sense of lawlessness.”

It explored the connections between soft-on-crime prosecutors and increases in violence along with the political donations of left-wing billionaire George Soros, who in several states has funded liberal candidates for prosecutor, including Cook County State’s Attorney Kim Foxx.

Soros’ influence on these races is undeniable and has been widely reported. But in that column, I did not mention Soros’ ethnicity or religion.

You’d think that before wildly accusing someone of fomenting bigoted conspiracy theories, journalists on the union’s executive board would at least take the time to Google the words “Soros,” “funding” and “local prosecutors.”

As recently as February, the Sun Times pointed out roughly $2 million in Soros money flowing to Foxx in her primary election effort against more law-and-order candidates.

In August 2016, Politico outlined Soros’ money supporting local DA races and included the view from opponents and skeptics that if successful, these candidates would make communities “less safe.”

From the Wall Street Journal in November 2016: “Mr. Soros, a major backer of liberal causes, has contributed at least $3.8 million to political action committees supporting candidates for district attorney in Arizona, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Missouri, New Mexico, Texas and Wisconsin, according to campaign filings.”

The Huffington Post in May 2018 wrote about contributions from Soros and Super PACs to local prosecutor candidates who were less law-and-order than their opponents.

So, it seems that the general attitude in journalism is that super PACs and dark money are bad, unless of course, they’re operated by wealthy billionaires of the left. Then they’re praised and courted.

All of this is against the backdrop of an America divided into camps, between those who think they can freely speak their minds and those who know they can’t.

Most people subjected to cancel culture don’t have a voice. They’re afraid. They have no platform. When they’re shouted down, they’re expected to grovel. After the groveling, comes social isolation. Then they are swept away.

But I have a newspaper column.
Never submit to cancel culture, in any form. You might think you're alone, but you're not. Everyone else is just waiting for someone, anyone, to stand up to their malicious attempts to bully everyone.

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47 Comments:

Blogger rondolf July 30, 2020 8:19 AM  

"Human beings do not wish to see themselves as cowards."
This was a line further down in the column. A column in which he never mentions Soros is jewish. So he is brave, up to a point, as I suppose all of us are. But if journalism is about who, what, where, why , and how, then shouldn't the tremendous coincidence of our levantine co-citizens invariably financing the destruction of legacy Americans ever be mentioned? But I suppose that the not quite adequate courage of Kass, much like that of President Trump, is about all we deserve seeing how we have not been brave enough to defend ourselves the last few generations.

Blogger SammyBoy July 30, 2020 8:45 AM  

Reminds me a little of the old Mike Royko approach to Chicago newspaper columns.

Blogger Dr Caveman July 30, 2020 8:48 AM  

John Kass is deep behind enemy lines, being an outspoken right wing columnist in Chicago. It was only a matter of time before the mob came for him

Blogger Section 8A July 30, 2020 8:53 AM  

We are seeing the people with character stand up, no matter the consequences. Whitlock is doing the same thing in the sports journalism world, while explaining the difference between 'character', an old glorious concept, and 'self-esteem', a new saccharine concept that has no depth or merit.

The tide is turning.

Blogger The Masked Menace July 30, 2020 9:27 AM  

When I started to read the second sentence I realized it was John Kass. He's the only journalist left in Chicago with the balls to write the truth.

Keep speaking THE TRUTH.

Blogger Sweet, Sweet Victory July 30, 2020 9:36 AM  

And that is why the anime Voice Actor, Vic Mignogna had and still has such overwhelming support from even beyond his fanbase; he was not afraid to stand up to cancel-culture faggots, even more so those he once considered friends.

Blogger ZhukovG July 30, 2020 9:40 AM  

@rondolf: Bringing up Soros' Jewishness, would be tactically stupid. When the enemy is gunning for you, it is unwise to hand them a box of ammunition.

Most people, myself included, have never had any but positive outcomes in personal interactions with Jews. So pointing out the fact, that there are quite a few elite Jews trying to destroy Western Civilization will only paint you as a loon.

Blogger strata florida July 30, 2020 9:44 AM  

Soros is a foreigner. How does your law allow him to buy elections?

Blogger Rattlesnake_Kid July 30, 2020 10:00 AM  

He made sure to follow up with an attack on anti-semitism to prove he's not a racist, it's the left who are the racists! Bowtie defended. His assertion that silence on anti-semitism is America's canary in the coal mine is absolutely peak boomer retardation. If Kass is indeed a representative of old school Chicago, perhaps it was a good thing Chicago got Niggasaki'd. The current cultural revolution is bound to be partly successful because everyone hates Kass' generation. The left hates them for not destroying their people fast enough, and the right for being destroyers of their own people.

Dr Caveman wrote:John Kass is deep behind enemy lines, being an outspoken right wing columnist in Chicago. It was only a matter of time before the mob came for him

He's just as much a useful idiot as the left. They'll intimidate him in public view to keep conservatives in place, but they need dopes like this guy to keep the right marching off the cliff. Maybe I'm wrong though, I mean . . . Prager, Shapiru and Rubin are deeeep in enemy territory too, and taking flak just like Kass. There is no way there aren't over the target!

Blogger Scuzzaman July 30, 2020 10:42 AM  

Wealthy billionaires?

Is there another kind?

Blogger Off The Wall July 30, 2020 10:43 AM  

ZhukovG wrote:@rondolf: Bringing up Soros' Jewishness, would be tactically stupid. When the enemy is gunning for you, it is unwise to hand them a box of ammunition.

Most people, myself included, have never had any but positive outcomes in personal interactions with Jews. So pointing out the fact, that there are quite a few elite Jews trying to destroy Western Civilization will only paint you as a loon.



Agree with Zhukov here. Kass was making the point that just mentioning Soros' name got him attacked. If he'd written the work Jewish he'd be attacked as an anti-semitic Jew hater.

Don't give your enemies ammunition.

Blogger Jeroth July 30, 2020 10:43 AM  

I am so sick of people having to dance around this Jewish power dynamic. There is even a slight implication (intentional or not) that had mentioned Soros were a Jew, he would deserve to be destroyed. Just so sick of it. While they can just bombard us with "white privilege" on full blast 24/7. How did we end up being so cucked by these people.

Blogger VFM Bear July 30, 2020 10:50 AM  

I think it's very kind of the looney left to make the JQ an open topic of public discussion for us.

Blogger Rattlesnake_Kid July 30, 2020 10:57 AM  

Off The Wall wrote:Agree with Zhukov here. Kass was making the point that just mentioning Soros' name got him attacked. If he'd written the work Jewish he'd be attacked as an anti-semitic Jew hater.

Don't give your enemies ammunition.


That sure would backfire spectacularly if your enemy relied entirely on not being noticed while they lay waste to your nation.

Blogger ZhukovG July 30, 2020 11:03 AM  

@Jeroth: If an enemy occupies a strong position, it is best to isolate it and go around it. Jewishness is a very strong position. Globalism is much weaker. SJW is much weaker.

Overcome the weaker objective and the strong objective will be subdued.

Blogger Darren July 30, 2020 11:04 AM  

"The Chicago Way" instantly brought to mind the Sean Connery line from The Untouchables.
About bringing a gun to a knife fight.

Blogger Anonymous White Male July 30, 2020 11:05 AM  

I do not consider Soros a high ranking (((mastermind))). He is, at most, low level upper management. His money is not his to use as he wants, but as his superiors direct. He serves the Emmanuel Goldstein role for "the Right". He's brought up for the two minute hate every so often so people will focus on a low level player, rather than those that really make the decisions. Think about it. You know his name and his face. You don't know the names or faces of those that rule you. They keep a buffer zone of disposable people to take the hits for them. The only one of your earthly rulers you know of is Lucifer, and you don't know his face. Just his results.

Blogger Darren July 30, 2020 11:10 AM  

In an ideal word, full Naming not just Noticing.

But... 4D Chess?
Setting them up for later calling out on being the real racists, because based on countless examples they would have openly applauded calling out a mega funder of weak-on-crime candidates *if he was a Christian straight white male.*

Heck, even the over-reaction here might be a solid red-pilling for fence-sitters and NPCs.

Blogger nswhorse July 30, 2020 11:16 AM  

rondolf wrote:"Human beings do not wish to see themselves as cowards."

This was a line further down in the column. A column in which he never mentions Soros is jewish. So he is brave, up to a point, as I suppose all of us are. But if journalism is about who, what, where, why , and how, then shouldn't the tremendous coincidence of our levantine co-citizens invariably financing the destruction of legacy Americans ever be mentioned? But I suppose that the not quite adequate courage of Kass, much like that of President Trump, is about all we deserve seeing how we have not been brave enough to defend ourselves the last few generations.


He mentions being accused of bigoted conspiracy peddling for a prior column, despite him making no reference to Soros' ethnicity or religion. Soros is an atheist, so why would he even mention religion? What group can you think of that has a dual identity, both ethnic and religious? What group, in addition to a dual identity, is very, very sensitive to any attack on any of its members, and likes to throws around accusations of bigotry and hatred in response? Why is it necessary for Kass to spell out what is bleedingly obvious from hints and from the angry reaction? How does it make him a coward to not spell out what every reader will instantly understand? Especially when by not spelling it out, he continues to feed rope to those attacking him?

Blogger Jeroth July 30, 2020 11:20 AM  

Off The Wall wrote:Don't give your enemies ammunition.

The reason it's even ammunition is because no one stands up to them. The more people who fear them, the stronger that ammunition becomes.

Blogger LAZ July 30, 2020 11:27 AM  

"Most people, myself included, have never had any but positive outcomes in personal interactions with Jews."

The only positive encounters I've had were as children. Every adult encountered is a slimeball. Most are walking, talking stereotypes.

Blogger flyingtiger July 30, 2020 11:30 AM  

#2) Among Chicagoans, Royko was always a joke.You probably never read his contemporaries like Jack Mably or Len O'Connor who understood what caused the corruption and how to prevent it. Royko was a whinny crybaby who often did not understand anything. He was a heavy drinker and hit women. Kass claims he hates the corruption in Chicago. He had a golden opportunity when Mayor Richard Michael Daley, The Joffrey Baratheon of Chicago, tore up Miegs Field at midnight. When Daley first tried to close down, one radio talk show host opposed it. It was opened a week later. Kass could have demanded that Daley should be arrested for the many crimes he committed that night. Daley would have been arrested and he would have sang like a canary about all the crooks in the system. Many would have been arrested and the rest would stay honest for they would not know who to trust. Kass mostly writes about his barbecues and recipes. Also, I thought it was illegal for foreigners to contribute to American elections. Did they change the law?

Blogger Seeingsights July 30, 2020 11:39 AM  

I’ve been reading columns by John Kass for years.
When I started reading him I wondered if his blue collar worker outlook was a schtick. I think he’s genuine.

I’ve read the criticisms of Kass in this thread. Those posts strike me as saying: he’s not Alt Right enough.

Whatever dudes.

Blogger VD July 30, 2020 11:40 AM  

"Most people, myself included, have never had any but positive outcomes in personal interactions with Jews."

Speak only for yourself or risk being banned for lying. You can't possibly know that one way or the other.

Blogger ZhukovG July 30, 2020 11:45 AM  

Heinz Guderian pray for us.

Do not attack the Maginot Line when the Ardennes beckon.

“So in war, the way is to avoid what is strong, and strike at what is weak.”
― Sun Tzu, The Art of War

Blogger Rattlesnake_Kid July 30, 2020 11:57 AM  

Seeingsights wrote:I’ve read the criticisms of Kass in this thread. Those posts strike me as saying: he’s not Alt Right enough.

Whatever dudes.


Recognizing that an alien nation has long been, and is, waging war on your nation and mentioning it is, in and of itself, a far right political affiliation. Huh. I suppose refusing to accept the situation or being unwilling to do anything about it is a far left political affiliation then . . . you left-wing extremists are strange.

Blogger tublecane July 30, 2020 12:17 PM  

@15- SJWism obviously isn't that strong. All its practitioners are mentally ill. Globalism I don't know why you disparage. It's not something you can use berry easily to bludgeon people in the short-term. But it has behind it actual power: governments, military, banksters, megacorps, NGOs, the media and educational establishment, etc. Nothing to sneeze at.

Jews have the whole racism bugaboo. Which I'll admit looks powerful. But you'd be surprised. Their whole shtick relies on playing the double-bluff of Dieversity + "Fellow White People." They are vulnerable to Naming.

Like Rumpelstiltskin.

Blogger Valar Addemmis July 30, 2020 12:25 PM  

"Also, I thought it was illegal for foreigners to contribute to American elections. Did they change the law?"

His Open Society has a US subsidiary.

Blogger ZhukovG July 30, 2020 12:27 PM  

I apologize. I should not have claimed that my own experiences would be typical of others.

Blogger pyrrhus July 30, 2020 12:31 PM  

Kass is the last remnant of journalism in Chicago..The fact that he writes for an extremely left wing newspaper, which was responsible for Obama's entire career (by getting sealed divorce files opened on his opponents), makes it all the more remarkable that he has a column..I give Sam Zell some credit for that...

Blogger Up from the pond July 30, 2020 12:44 PM  

>>"Most people, myself included, have never had any but positive outcomes in personal interactions with Jews."

How do you know what outcomes most people have had?

The history of the Jews suggests the opposite of what you're claiming here.

I and most people I know had only net negative outcomes in personal interactions with hats.

And your advice against striking at the root partly because it might look bad to ignoramuses is smart-boy stuff and exemplary cuckservatism.

Blogger Jeroth July 30, 2020 12:53 PM  

LAZ wrote:The only positive encounters I've had were as children. Every adult encountered is a slimeball. Most are walking, talking stereotypes.

I have a Jewish friend who understands the issue with Jews. I talk about this stuff with him all the time. He knows where I work, and he even knows my anon internet aliases. He could easily ruin my life if he chose. Obviously not all Jews are sinister creatures. He's not an American Jew though, which I think is significant.

Blogger Rattlesnake_Kid July 30, 2020 1:27 PM  

...he even knows my anon internet aliases.

I haven't heard of this particular type of "anonymity" where one's identity is fully disclosed, and to a person of a nation you perceive to be "cucking" your own no less.

Blogger Solon July 30, 2020 1:54 PM  

@32
>not all Jews are sinister creatures

Factually true but rhetorically weak. The words of Christ Himself say that "they are of their father, the devil, and his work they do." They're the Synagogue of Satan, and you take a huge risk by associating with them if you're a Christian.

Perhaps you've found one that "seems" rational, but fair warning: history STRONGLY suggests that you watch your back. They have a tendency to slide a knife in when you arent paying attention. It might not even be your friend that does you in, perhaps he mentions in passing to a cousin that he knows a goy that talks about this stuff, and his cousin asks a few innocuous questions about you, and... you can surely understand what happens next.

They have shown time and again that they are the enemies of Christianity, the West, and all that is Good, Beautiful, and True.

All I'm saying is, be careful.

Blogger Kilo4/11 July 30, 2020 1:57 PM  

@Rattlesnake_Kid
I just posted your line "Chicago got Niggasaki'd" on one of my private circles. As a lifelong Chicagoan who has written many a rant about what ails the place, I want to thank you for a line that says it all, and will never be improved on.

Blogger Glen Sprigg July 30, 2020 2:11 PM  

Scuzzaman wrote:Wealthy billionaires?

Is there another kind?

Not since the late days of the Weimar Republic. Or various Latin American countries with collapsing economies.

Blogger Mr.MantraMan July 30, 2020 2:14 PM  

What is it with Jewsers and suicide missions? Kass did not "name" they named, because they are paranoid morons, and I say that as someone who supports Israel. But why are we stuck with the mentally ill ones?

The Long March thru the Narratives will not be easy and as we are saddled with conservative intellectuals making it as daunting a task as was Frodo's but it will be done. The next narrative to fall will be the "Fellow White people" one as we mock the next set of clowns to play the Fellow Whites BS.

Blogger Groffin July 30, 2020 2:21 PM  

George Soros’ father was friends with a man who would go on to become a Gestapo officer in the Nazi regime. That secret policeman suffered a crisis of conscious and attempted to smuggle his buddy Tivader and his family out of Europe. The whole family could not go all together, so George hid in the Gestapo agent’s house while his parents and big brother made the trip ahead of him. As soon as he was alone with the man, George revealed that he had no intention of leaving Hungary. He blackmailed the Gestapo agent (By threatening to turn himself in) into fake-adopting him, and then made him take him out to his job, where Soros used his knowledge of the local Jewish community to rat out his neighbors‘ hidey-holes and sympathizers, so he could pocket their jewelry and mark their houses under his and his “new dad’s” acquisition when their property was divided. It was this trove of Judas-plunder that was the foundation of Soros’ later business ventures and later infamous wealth. Georgey boy was 14 at the time he decided to literally sell his neighbors, and to this day maintains pride and remorselessness in his actions, saying those years of Nazi collaboration were “the best,!most fun, and most profiting I’ve ever had”.
Evil doesn’t begin to describe him.
If Dante was onto something when he claimed certain grotesque sinners have their souls ripped out of their bodies and thrown to Hell while still alive, for a demon to take their place in their flesh and run out their designated life span, than surely Satan himself where’s the skin of Soros, and has since he was an adolescent.

Blogger Ariadne Umbrella July 30, 2020 7:00 PM  

Rahab the Harlot collaborated with spies to get her entire city and all of her neighbors killed off. She kept her family safe. I don't care what words they put in her mouth "Ooooh- your guys' God is SO STRONG."

A. She's a poor harlot who hates the people who use her as a cum dumpster. Distinct possibility. She wants revenge. I get that. I really do. How did she get married and have kids, afterwards? Did her kids keep up the kill your neighbors genes?

B. She's a straight up traitor.

C. She's a wealthy, prestigious prostitute who thinks she is better than anyone around and aspires to rule over all those other weakling women and men that she knows. I can think of online sex worker writers who fit this mold. It's not a good life being one of their children.

D. Yeah, yeah, I know, listed in Jesus' family tree. These are not stellar Christian saints on this list, not one of them.

Why do we know the names of the midwives from Exodus- heroic Shifra and Puah- but not the midwives in Bethlehem? Who ratted out all the two year olds to Herod? It's not like they had required preschools with registration. Did they have birth registries? I mean, these are people who get upset about censuses.

I cannot think of a Greek city state traitorous woman. Not one. But it's also been decades since I took a whirl around Greek myths or history. Anyone?

Perfidious Romans? Greeks? Germans? French?

Blogger Gen. Kong July 30, 2020 7:12 PM  

Anonymous White Male wrote:

I do not consider Soros a high ranking (((mastermind))). He is, at most, low level upper management. His money is not his to use as he wants, but as his superiors direct. He serves the Emmanuel Goldstein role for "the Right". He's brought up for the two minute hate every so often so people will focus on a low level player, rather than those that really make the decisions. Think about it. You know his name and his face. You don't know the names or faces of those that rule you. They keep a buffer zone of disposable people to take the hits for them. The only one of your earthly rulers you know of is Lucifer, and you don't know his face. Just his results.

That's entirely plausible. He certainly acts as the Vicar of Satan on Earth (a term I've used for him on these pages before). There are others vying for the role now that the old monster is 90: Bill and Melinda Gates, Hi-Fellatin' Franny the "Pope" and others. I've yet to see a Jew call him out for his crimes against his own people. The most a Jew will even do when it comes to Soros is to say something along the lines of Netanyahu (you sheep and goats have this human's permission to criticize him). Some Jews seem to fear him but others admire him for all the destruction he's funded.

@38. Yes, and there's an entire division of the Dept. of Justice devoted to tracking down Nazi war criminals and they've sent away some who were merely accused of being an SS guard without a shred of evidence (J. Demanyuk - whose defense cost Rep. Trafficante his career). Yet here's one who openly boasts of his crimes and zero action is taken. They literally hanged people for less. Soros' US citizenship was bought and paid for - via an act of congress. As with important confederates, some Nazi war criminals are more equal than others.

Blogger TiredPoorHungry July 30, 2020 10:06 PM  

I take a stand by submitting. I proudly wear the mask. Backwards. That cagey covid isn't sneaking up on me. Their terms of service is not specific.

Blogger TiredPoorHungry July 30, 2020 10:37 PM  

I used to wonder why people use to wear mickey mouse masks during holloween. Now I get it. Devil mouse!

Blogger Zeroh Tollrants July 31, 2020 12:25 PM  

Who TF are these "most people" because I sure don't know any of them. What you are describing is the polar opposite of what I've experienced, in fact.

Blogger Zeroh Tollrants July 31, 2020 12:27 PM  

You people deserve to be crushed. No normal person would be this weak.

Blogger Zeroh Tollrants July 31, 2020 12:34 PM  

Just because he's a two faced rat who helped the Nazis, doesn't mean I will like him in 2020. Good will doesn't extend 70 yrs.

Blogger Darren July 31, 2020 3:21 PM  

@22 ask your friend what he thinks about the weak-ass nonsense excuse the disbelieving Jews gave to explain The Empty Tomb -- as captured in their own words in the New Testament.

Blogger Darren July 31, 2020 3:25 PM  

"Face-covering"?
Balaclava.
Watch them react.

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