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Sunday, February 24, 2019

The obvious implication of hoax crimes

It is regrettable that Jonah Goldberg refuses to embrace truth where it conflicts with his identity politics, because he's still quite good when he's able to be honest with himself. In a recent G-File, he observes an obvious implication of the frequency of hoax crimes in the United States:
Here’s something you might not know: In Nazi Germany, very few Jews staged bogus hate crimes against themselves.

Here’s some more trivia: Very few blacks in the Jim Crow South went to great lengths to pretend that they were harassed or attacked by racists.

You know why? Because that would be incredibly stupid. What, exactly, would the German Jew who staged an assault on himself gain from it? Where would he or she go to ask for sympathy or recompense? Conjure any horror story you like, the Nazi official you brought it to would say, “Yeah, and . . . ?” The black sharecropper who took the time to make his own cross and burn it on his own property would benefit . . . how?

Why am I bringing this up? Well, for a bunch of reasons. I have more points to make than can be found at an English Setter competition.

First, people who live under real oppression have no need to fabulate oppression. To paraphrase Madge from the old Palmolive ads: They’re already soaking in it.

Second, when you live in an oppressive country, there’s no one you can take your grievances to because that is what it means to live in an oppressive country! For God’s sake, people, you’re making me use exclamation points and italics here. If you’re an inmate in the Shawshank prison, you can’t go to the guards to complain. When you live in North Korea, you can’t go to the local police and gripe about your working conditions or the sawdust in your bread.
Jonah is correct. The very need to fake these crimes in the first place is evidence that the problem they supposedly highlight does not actually exist. But unfortunately, he couldn't actually finish the piece without meandering into anti-Americanism:
There will be a hoax involving MAGA hats, but the fake victims will be those wearing them. We already saw the hunger for this kind of thing in the Covington case — but those kids were in fact victims. President Trump invited that kid named Trump to the State of the Union precisely because he wanted to exploit this great reservoir of pity. And the coverage of this legitimate outrage will no doubt encourage others to get a piece of that on the cheap.
As I said, regrettable. But identity almost always wins out in the end. The great irony of those who make a virtue of decrying identity politics is that they are observably some of the most relentless practitioners of identity politics around.

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35 Comments:

Blogger peacefulposter February 24, 2019 8:24 AM  

The great irony of those who make a virtue of decrying identity politics is that they are observably some of the most relentless practitioners of identity politics around.

SJWs Always Project

Blogger Stilicho February 24, 2019 8:38 AM  

He cannot help himself. His entire self-image is built around the pretense of being above the fray, of stuffily adjusting his bow tie while decrying the imaginary excesses of the right whenever he rightly criticizes the excesses of the left. It gives him plausible deniability when accused of being one of the deplorables: "Look here at how I always criticize the right just like you do; even when I have to make it up!".

It is the neocon/never Trumper search for the Great Right Defendant. They have convinced themselves he's out there and they desperately want to believe. When they don't find him, they invent him-- it's the truthiness of the idea that counts after all.

Blogger Ant_B February 24, 2019 8:42 AM  

https://www.unz.com/ishamir/jussie-smollett-and-jewish-hoaxes/

Blogger Lovekraft February 24, 2019 8:55 AM  

What is the generational consistency in terms of how they achieve power, continue to push their worldview, and the state when the natives fight back?

The boomers were too full of themselves to see the early signs. Gen X started to connect the dots. Millenials are burnt toast of humanity.

Gen Z is under severe censorship/BLM thug intimidation to fight. So we continue to watch the tribalists flail about screaming for our heads while claiming victimhood.

Not isolated to any one race or culture, but we are past the point where this groups influence demands oversight and scaling back.

Blogger Akuma February 24, 2019 8:58 AM  

There will be a hoax involving MAGA hats, but the fake victims will be those wearing them.


Such bollocks. My MAGA hat has already caused two attempted assaults by feminists. A few blacks have mouthed off to me. One psychotic white drunk who acts like a Jew has tried to fight me over it and I had to report him to the police twice in one month. The Native Americans love it though.

Blogger Mr.MantraMan February 24, 2019 8:58 AM  

He is one of the Protected Classes how could he not be tied up with his precious identity?

Blogger Al From Bay Shore February 24, 2019 9:04 AM  

First Goldberg says this:

"You know why? Because that would be incredibly stupid. What, exactly, would the German Jew who staged an assault on himself gain from it? Where would he or she go to ask for sympathy or recompense? Conjure any horror story you like, the Nazi official you brought it to would say, 'Yeah, and . . . ?' "

Then he says this:

"There will be a hoax involving MAGA hats, but the fake victims will be those wearing them."

Does anyone see the problem here?

Blogger Stilicho February 24, 2019 9:08 AM  

Goldberg intentionally only presents half the story when criticizing the left for such hoaxes. He attempts to present the problem as one of incentivizing victimhood while presenting a false MAGA equivalence to blame the right as well as the left while deflecting attention from his lie of omission. That lie of omission is that ONLY anti-white/anti-American victimhood is encouraged and white/American victimhood is defined as impossible via "white privilege" and racial/intersectional postulates. In the left's (and implicitly Goldberg's) world, any such crime committed against a Maga-hat wearing American is by definition a hoax because it is A) justified by oppression and B) the oppressed must be believed no matter what the truth is.

Blogger VFM 4388 February 24, 2019 9:10 AM  

He who rejects reality is a constant hypocrite because reality perpetually forces us to live in accordance with it.

Blogger Mr.MantraMan February 24, 2019 9:16 AM  

Reading a Denninger post this morning about Bill Maher, I realized that these two sides of the same coin literally live in skyscrapers, pissing down on people who they hate and who are learning to hate them back.

In deference to Creveld and the notion his people are super duper strategists is turning America into Yugo 2.0 part of the master plan?

Blogger Doktor Jeep February 24, 2019 9:41 AM  

I have been asking civnat boomers questions like "so you don't vote along racial lines. How white of you. Is the favor being returned?"

Blogger Lazarus February 24, 2019 9:45 AM  

Stilicho wrote:Goldberg intentionally only presents half the story when criticizing the left for such hoaxes.

Golberg is being sneaky. Must be up to something.

Blogger Damelon Brinn February 24, 2019 10:01 AM  

He can't wait for a single pro-MAGA hoax, even a single one, to actually happen before taking a shot at the Americans he imagines would stage it.

NeverTrump means Never Trump. Never forget it. No matter what they come around on (or pretend to), they will always be holding the knife and waiting.

Blogger The Cooler February 24, 2019 10:02 AM  

so you don't vote along racial lines. [mighty] white of you.

FIFY

Good rhetoric. We've been saying this in the South for decades, to the glitch that pops out of the woodwork from time to time and/or the x that doesn't quite seem to understand where they've landed.

Blogger MMM February 24, 2019 10:02 AM  

Goes back to Owen's recent talk on Tommy Robinson. Character is all we have. My take is that because vice is such an easy power, it backfires like we saw. In video games, dark-based powers have high risk high reward. But most gamers would go for a challenging run, like a self-imposed challenge like the Nuzlocke Runs in pokemon, or any type of hitman game.

Blogger MMM February 24, 2019 10:05 AM  

It's also interesting to note that Alex Jones seems to be doing something similar, where he's making himself look like a bad guy and calling out Joe Rogan for calling black people apes and then revealing to the world he has a black step daughter. Alex knows that he'll get backlash, but why doesn't America realize that Jussie Smollett is doing the same kind of performance act? Also you guys above are barely on topic

Blogger English Tom February 24, 2019 10:13 AM  

@MrMantraMan

Is turning America into Yugo 2.0 part of the master plan?

It really is. It's what (((they))) do best.

Blogger Daniel Babylon February 24, 2019 10:33 AM  

Conjure any horror story you like, the Nazi official you brought it to would say, “Yeah, and . . . ?”

Would the Jews fake their own oppression in order to gain the Nazis' sympathy? Or were they aiming for something else?

Blogger Stilicho February 24, 2019 10:41 AM  

@lazarus. Of course. It's part of the "blame the culture of victimhood" misdirection the trotskyites are pushing because they want to fool normal Americans into n
NOT blaming the racial groups actually responsible for it. Blame the crime, not the criminals. Disgusting. Right up there with pretending socialism is anything more than who/whom power struggles.

Blogger SciVo February 24, 2019 10:51 AM  

Clearly, we have passed Peak Oppression, where the demand for oppression services continues to grow while the supply relentlessly shrinks. However! The enterprising Jussie Smollet has shown us the way: what we need is for the customers themselves to provide the supply.

If we simply convince each wannabe victim to also be an oppression provider, like a MLM scheme, then we will be able to keep everyone comfortably oppressed without lifting a finger ourselves -- and yet with the Pharasaical sophistry of "internalized white supremacy" we can take credit for it anyway.

Thank you, Jussie Smollett! Truly, it took a black Jew to come up with such a scheme -- a kind of genius, in his own sad little way.

Blogger tz February 24, 2019 10:52 AM  

I was wondering if I should post this in the Labor Party post instead.

Note the coverage.
The Texas Christian church shooting.
Parkland. - CNN did a town hall
Fast forward to the Pittsburg Synagogue attack. It was real but faded quickly.
Then the Covington Teens and Jussie Smollett Fakes.

It was a synagogue, and apparently a "Trump Supporter" who shot them, but the MSM really doesn't care for all the "remember the Holocaust! Never Again!" shouting.

The Hoax got more sympathetic coverage than what was an actual hate crime that killed a lot of people.

Blogger ThatWouldBeTelling February 24, 2019 10:53 AM  

@17 "@MrMantraMan

Is turning America into Yugo 2.0 part of the master plan?

It really is. It's what (((they))) do best."

Any end game that results in the destruction of America works for them. Yugo 2.0, something worse than Brazil, nuked by Russia or China, even or especially if they get nuked back, it's all fine as long as they have enough time to move to another host.

Blogger Dave February 24, 2019 10:55 AM  

Opsec, people, opsec.

Edwin Boyette, Comicsgater, swatted in Hawaii. https://boundingintocomics.com/2019/02/23/youtuber-and-comicsgate-member-edwin-boyette-reports-someone-tried-to-swat-him/

Blogger Mr.MantraMan February 24, 2019 10:57 AM  

What's the point of a never-Trumper like Goldberg assisting in the killing off the last gasp of the Civic Nationalist ideology. My guess is it is just a paycheck and he is to fixated upon the gold shekels to see what his idiocy entails, again turning America into Yugo 2.0. Too bad for him and Maher, besides Israel who is going to take them in?

Blogger Murray February 24, 2019 12:02 PM  

Moldbug made the same point more poetically:

The logic of the witch hunter is simple. It has hardly changed since Matthew Hopkins’ day. The first requirement is to invert the reality of power. Power at its most basic level is the power to harm or destroy other human beings. The obvious reality is that witch hunters gang up and destroy witches. Whereas witches are never, ever seen to gang up and destroy witch hunters. By this test alone, we can see that the conspiracy is imaginary (Brown Scare) rather than real (Red Scare).

Think about it. Obviously, if the witches had any power whatsoever, they wouldn’t waste their time gallivanting around on broomsticks, fellating Satan and cursing cows with sour milk. They’re getting burned right and left, for Christ’s sake! Priorities! No, they’d turn the tables and lay some serious voodoo on the witch-hunters. In a country where anyone who speaks out against the witches is soon found dangling by his heels from an oak at midnight with his head shrunk to the size of a baseball, we won’t see a lot of witch-hunting and we know there’s a serious witch problem. In a country where witch-hunting is a stable and lucrative career, and also an amateur pastime enjoyed by millions of hobbyists on the weekend, we know there are no real witches worth a damn.

Blogger TSE February 24, 2019 12:18 PM  

@3 -

Thanks for sharing!

https://www.unz.com/ishamir/jussie-smollett-and-jewish-hoaxes/

More TRUTH!

Bring it! Because we need it!

Blogger Dr Caveman February 24, 2019 12:32 PM  

Weird ending to the Goldberg column

Trump supporters don't need to stage their hate crimes, as they occur naturally and regularly.

And if they staged it, who would they turn to for sympathy? The chaimstream media?

Blogger TSE February 24, 2019 12:39 PM  

I always find this "Tell" most interesting - since I was adopted and do not know who my birth parents were.....


From the genetic test results - 23 and me....


"Although we did not detect any Asheknazi (NAZI) Jewish ancestry in your ancestry in your DNA, we've identified 35 individuals within your 23 and Me DNA Family who have at least 1% Asheknazi Jewish Ancestry.

About Asheknazi Jewish Ancestry:

Asheknazi Jews are thought to have settled in Central and Eastern Europe about 1,000 years ago. DNA clearly shows the connections among those who consider themselves to be Asheknazi Jewish: two Asheknazi Jewish persons are likely to be "genetic cousins", sharing very long stretches of identical DNA.

TRUTH

Blogger Jack Amok February 24, 2019 12:45 PM  

The great irony of those who make a virtue of decrying identity politics is that they are observably some of the most relentless practitioners of identity politics around.

It's simple. If the largest identity group, with the most potential power, isn't playing identity politics, the fringe groups that are have to pretend they aren't and insist it's a bad thing.

Blogger TSE February 24, 2019 12:49 PM  

And as Richard Kelly Hoskins noted -

There are Wolves and Sheep.

Wolves eat Sheep - it is what they do.

Sheep are peaceful, productive and social.

Wolves - EXPLOIT!

The Mainstream Media is largely composed of "The Daily Wolf Howl".

A Ram can kill a Wolf - and is to be feared and put down.

Wolves hunt in packs - and fight for Territory.

The Wolves often bribe the Watchman (think Federal Reserve) to allow themselves access to the Sheep Flock - and ravage the Flock.

The Young Lambs are often captured and indoctrinated (think Marxist College) to become Janissaries - think the Ottoman Turk Empire.

https://www.google.com/search?client=firefox-b-1-d&q=Janassaries

End of lesson.

Blogger Keyser Soze February 24, 2019 2:57 PM  

Jewna Goldberg. Be says it all.

Blogger tublecane February 24, 2019 6:17 PM  

"We already saw the hunger for this kind of thing [hate hoaxes] in the Covington case -- but those kids were in fact victims"

Wouldn't it be great to get paid to free-associate like this? Despite any feelings of guilt upon depositing the check.

From the vast history of phony victimhood Jonah picks what he admits is a an genuine happening. Why? To shame Trump, okay. But couldn't he find a case where Trumpers actually perpetrated a hoax? Such must exist.

Goldberg is intellectually lazy, natch. He is after all a hack. But I think Conservatism Inc. could spend its hack money more wisely.

Blogger KPKinSunnyPhiladelphia February 24, 2019 9:25 PM  

Jonah, Jonah, Jonah, we hardly knew ye.

Yes, you are IN the belly of the whale.

From the usefulness and insights of Liberal Fascism...to this.

I guess when you have to have lunch with Bill Kristol from time to time, to keep your Washington conservative/libertarian bona fides suitably polished, I guess you have to be completely blind to the ironies of the posiitons that REQUIRE you to have that pleasant lunch in Georgetown.

To quote that gross person who nonetheless tweets so perceptibly, Sad, so Sad.

Blogger Monotonous Languor February 25, 2019 8:27 AM  

Too bad there's not a single word with suitably pejorative overtones for the following concept, because it would greatly aid communication....

“Since I'm a victim I have the right to attack you any time I want with impunity. But if you make any attempt to defend yourself, then that automatically proves you are the evil racist/Nazi/homophobe/misogynist/etc. I assumed you were in the first place.”

Here are some approximations, but for various reasons none of them are really effective:
the crybully cries out as he strikes you; damned if you do damned if you don't; catch-22; preemptive strike of the the SJW crybully

I really don't know, but the last time I tried to elucidate this issue I got raked over the coals for it, BFD.

Blogger Snidely Whiplash February 25, 2019 10:51 AM  

Monotonous Languor wrote:Too bad there's not a single word with suitably pejorative overtones for the following concept, because it would greatly aid communication....
Kafkatrap

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