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Monday, July 15, 2019

Macrocorruption in California

Ron Unz provides a genuinely eye-opening look at the history of macrocorruption in the state of California and its relationship to the Chicago Mob. It's a long and detailed article that is absolutely worth reading in its entirety.
Money was undoubtedly the mother’s milk of postwar California politics. But the speed with which these recent Chicago transplants transformed themselves into powerful financial figures in their new state was greatly assisted by their participation in a particular financial windfall. They were leading beneficiaries of one of the worst governmental violations of constitutional rights in our national history, and Russo devotes an entire chapter to this dark tale.

Like all other Asians, California’s ethnic Japanese population had long suffered under the harshest sort of racial discrimination, being denied naturalized citizenship and therefore prohibited from owning land, while nearly all additional immigration from their homeland had been banned in the 1920s. Yet although they had arrived as penniless farm laborers mostly around the turn of the century, their intense work-ethnic and diligent savings had established them as a small but reasonably prosperous community by the late 1930s. The Fourteenth Amendment granted citizenship to their American-born children, thus allowing their families to eventually acquire large amounts of farmland and other properties, with their visible success sometimes provoking considerable envy from their white neighbors and competitors.

As I have discussed elsewhere, FDR’s desperate attempt to circumvent overwhelming public opposition America’s involvement in World War II eventually led to his endless 1941 provocations against Japan, which successfully culminated in the attack on Pearl Harbor. Soon afterward, demagogic appeals by politicians and media pundits led much of the public to begin demanding the incarceration of all ethnic Japanese, U.S. citizens or not, and by early 1942 FDR signed an executive order shipping some 120,000 Japanese-Americans off to grim concentration camps, with those individuals sometimes being forced to leave their homes on very short notice. As a result, they lost nearly all the property they had steadily accumulated over two generations, most of which was either seized or otherwise ended up in government hands. Similar government edicts led to the confiscation of numerous German-owned businesses throughout America, many of which had enormously valuable assets.

Within a couple of years, these federal holdings has swelled to include half a million acres of the state’s best farmland, some 1,265 small Japanese-owned hotels, and numerous urban parcels throughout Los Angeles, San Jose, and other cities. In 1942 the federal government estimated the value of these former Japanese-American properties at around $3 billion in present day dollars, but the huge postwar California economic and population boom would surely have greatly increased the value of this real estate portfolio by the early 1950s. The business assets and patent holdings of the seized German companies were worth additional billions.

Following the end of the war, all this property needed to be sold off, and powerful Chicago interests recognized this tremendous opportunity. The 1946 elections had produced a crushing national defeat for the ruling Democrats, with the Republicans regaining control of both houses of Congress for the first time since 1932. Thus, President Truman faced an desperate battle for reelection, and Chicago’s powerful political machine deployed its considerable political clout to place the sales process in the hands of David L. Bazelon, a young Chicago lawyer and leading Democratic fund-raiser with deep Syndicate ties. Bazelon had taken a pay cut of 80% to enter government service, but he soon boasted to the Washington Post that he had become “one of the largest businessmen in the country.” His motive quickly became apparent as he arranged the sale of assets for a fraction of their real value to his circle of Chicago friends and associates, sometimes apparently receiving a secret slice of the lucrative ownership stakes in return.

As an extreme example, Bazelon almost immediately sold Chicago’s Henry Crown a twenty-six thousand acre California mine site, containing tens of millions of dollars worth of coal, for a mere $150,000. A private $1 million sale of seized German property in 1948 to a group formed by his lifelong best friend and former law partner Paul Ziffren was worth $40 million by 1954, and Ziffern soon rewarded Bazelon with a 9.2% share of his multimillion-dollar real estate holding company. Another major beneficiary of Bazelon’s unusual sales practices later told a Congressional investigating committee that he gave Bazelon a 25% share of his large hotel holding company because he “was just feeling good and generous and was grateful.”

These particular hidden gifts to Bazelon only later came to light through happenstance references that were eventually uncovered by diligent researchers, so we may assume that such transactions probably represented just the tip of an enormous iceberg. It seems plausible that Bazelon received quiet kickbacks totaling many millions or perhaps even tens of millions in present-day dollars in exchange for his very favorable distribution of billions in government assets to the network of beneficiaries who shared his roots in the Chicago Syndicate.

This vast transfer of wealth in the early postwar years from the plundered Nisei gave all these mobbed-up Chicago newcomers the financial wherewithal to soon gain substantial control of California’s money-based political system.
One of the things I quickly noticed upon moving to Europe was that while the corruption in the European countries was very open and obvious, it wasn't anywhere nearly as systematic and structural as in the United States.

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70 Comments:

Blogger Mister Excitement July 15, 2019 5:53 AM  

Q posted something about California politics several months ago.

Posted a chart that shows that a handful of families control the entire state going back decades.

Blogger Meanoldbasterd July 15, 2019 6:12 AM  

Vox, further evidence that Italian and Irish immigration in the late 19th and early 20th century was a mistake.

Blogger Maorio July 15, 2019 6:23 AM  

northern european countries have the same structural but more hidden corruption, and looks down on the overt corruption of southern europe, very ironic and very much like the usual virtue signaling...

Blogger Jamie-R July 15, 2019 6:23 AM  

Same as Russia post Soviet collapse then. Cheap assets big gains. It's funny how so many who get a kick start do it without hard-earned savings but an inside job at someone elses expense and suffering from real work. Easy to see why Jesus ruled the way he did on the wealthy, there's some genuine wealth out there, but the ultra-rich of this world don't seem to be any of them. Also intriguing for Christians to see how Satanists with owls on their temple domes paying their gods through the use of adrenochrome extraction and its drug high aren't clued into by the 'science and logic' crowd, "oh you can just synthesise and oxidise it in a lab", yeah, but then how does the partnership with the demons work to get wealth and power in this world, "okay crazytown". Seems to have worked for Epstein and co.....

Blogger Cataline Sergius July 15, 2019 6:23 AM  

People go on about how corrupt the Democrats are today but they don't hold a handle to Republican Political Bossism of that period.

I made a study of them when I was in college and let me tell you, most of them would put Lord Vetenari to shame. "If our city must have crime, then it is going to be organized crime."

Blogger tublecane July 15, 2019 6:47 AM  

@4- Or Russia pre-Bolshevism. Wall Street funded commies because they wanted to get their hands on burgeoning Russian riches and natural resources. And they probably did get their cut, otherwise we wouldn't have propped them up all those decades. But it wasn't as sweet a deal as they expected.

Blogger dienw July 15, 2019 6:54 AM  

What a wonderful story of "We the People." Isn't representative Democracy great?

I've come around to thinking that "We" doesn't mean you and I.

Blogger tublecane July 15, 2019 6:57 AM  

Soon as I saw the subject of the article I figured it'd bring up Supermob and Sidney Korshak. Though I haven't read that one, I got the gist of the story. And as with all such things it always feels like the tip of the iceberg.

By the way, I've noticed a pattern with people getting rich from war camps. They make a big deal out of the expropriation of Jewish wealth, of course. But I was thinking of a Man Called Intrepid, who had been a POW during WWI. He brought a can opener back to Canada after his relief, where there was no patent and built a business off of it.

Blogger God Emperor Memes July 15, 2019 7:21 AM  

"Tax the rat farms", indeed.

Blogger Mr.MantraMan July 15, 2019 8:14 AM  

"Liberalism" in part a smoke screen for a small market dominant minority, now many market dominant minorities.

And in the future those families will be laughing at us poor chumps that we basically bragged about our superiority but fell to the idiocy of worshiping words that ended in ist, ism and phobia.

We whites laugh at the Xhosa tribe of South Africa for screwing themselves by actually going thru the remedy prescribed by a girl's dream, but that is nothing when compared having to listen to a high IQ clown interpreting the latest ism, ist or phobia accusation as God' Final Truth.

Blogger rognuald July 15, 2019 8:18 AM  

Bazelon and Ziffren were of a different tribe than Italian or Irish.

Blogger VD July 15, 2019 8:27 AM  

Vox, further evidence that Italian and Irish immigration in the late 19th and early 20th century was a mistake.

You should try reading the article.

Blogger Desdichado July 15, 2019 8:56 AM  

Meanoldbasterd wrote:Vox, further evidence that Italian and Irish immigration in the late 19th and early 20th century was a mistake.
It mostly was, but the main point of the article (as with most American Pravda articles) is the perfidy of the Jews, not the Irish or Italians.

Blogger binks webelf July 15, 2019 9:09 AM  

An eye-opening warning about worldly wealth & power, and the hidden hands behind so many events around us. Good thing Hollywood is not run by little hats.

[1 Timothy 6:9-10]

".... they that will be rich fall into temptation and a snare, and into many foolish and hurtful lusts, which drown men in destruction and perdition.

For the love of money is the root of all evil: which while some coveted after, they have erred from the faith, and pierced themselves through with many sorrows."

Blogger Duke Norfolk July 15, 2019 9:26 AM  

Desdichado wrote:It mostly was, but the main point of the article (as with most American Pravda articles) is the perfidy of the Jews

Wow, I'm shocked, totally shocked. It's funny because I was telling myself not to jump to this conclusion, etc., but what do you know, it really is that predictable (too much of the time).

Blogger VFM Bear July 15, 2019 9:31 AM  

"One of the things I quickly noticed upon moving to Europe was that while the corruption in the European countries was very open and obvious, it wasn't anywhere nearly as systematic and structural as in the United States."

A couple of decades ago I spent time living and working in Thailand and Mexico, and made the same observation with respect to Canada.

I found the Thai corruption the most efficient and least expensive and intrusive. You would get pulled over for a traffic infringement you actually did commit, and hand over an amount that was less than the ticket would have been. Or you folded a bill in your passport to get service within the hour instead of the next day. In my experiences the amounts were all standardized and very reasonable.

Blogger Lucius Cornelius July 15, 2019 9:51 AM  

Ron Unz is a lot like Michael Moore. He starts with some valid information then runs off with wild and exaggerated additional information. I looked at some of his other essays and see that he argues that Jews really did use the blood of Christian children in their rituals.

Uh, no. Blood is not kosher. "Blood sacrifices" mentioned in the old testament involved animal blood and we're part of the rituals conducted at the Temple.

Unz comes from a Jewish family so he knows these arguments are specious. His use of this untrustworthy information discredits everything else he writes.

Blogger Sherlock July 15, 2019 10:18 AM  

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Blogger Thumos July 15, 2019 10:20 AM  

@17

Nice tactic, claiming that a writer is wrong and then using another unrelated article example to debunk him, and then insisting that he should 'know better' because he is Jewish. You are clearly a butthurt Reddit gamma and a midwit.

Blogger Ominous Cowherd July 15, 2019 10:21 AM  

Lucius Cornelius wrote:Uh, no. Blood is not kosher. "Blood sacrifices" mentioned in the old testament involved animal blood and we're part of the rituals conducted at the Temple.

Modern Judaism is a cult whose core belief is a rejection of Jesus and the God who sent Him. What does that have to do with the Old Testament? Comparing Temple sacrifices and Kabalistic magic is like comparing apples and pebbles. The first is what God used to want them to do. The second is what God told them never to do.

Lucius Cornelius wrote:Unz comes from a Jewish family so he knows these arguments are specious. His use of this untrustworthy information discredits everything else he writes.

I wonder if that's a feature, not a bug.

Blogger Stilicho July 15, 2019 10:23 AM  


"I've come around to thinking that "We" doesn't mean you and I."

(((They))) keep using that word. I do not think it means what we think it means...

Blogger Desdichado July 15, 2019 10:24 AM  

Luciusberg Corneliustein wrote:Ron Unz is a lot like Michael Moore. He starts with some valid information then runs off with wild and exaggerated additional information. I looked at some of his other essays and see that he argues that Jews really did use the blood of Christian children in their rituals.

Uh, no. Blood is not kosher. "Blood sacrifices" mentioned in the old testament involved animal blood and we're part of the rituals conducted at the Temple.

Unz comes from a Jewish family so he knows these arguments are specious. His use of this untrustworthy information discredits everything else he writes.

The article you're referring is considerably more thorough than your absurd surface dismissal attempt indicates. You either didn't read it, or you've latched on a ridiculous surface nitpick about what is or isn't kosher and attempted to use that tail to wag the dog.

Not only that, Unz never does say that Jews really did use the blood of Christian children, but he does say that it was credible to think that some might have, and the "anti-Semitic" narrative of the Christians may have been based on more than merely specious rumors. But that is much too complicated and nuanced for your ham-handed dismissal attempt, isn't it?

Blogger pyrrhus July 15, 2019 10:29 AM  

The wholesale robbery of the Nisei has been well known since it happened, due to the major case Ex Parte Korematsu, in which the Court allowed these hideous goings on...."all great wealth is based on great crimes" proven right again...

Blogger Hammerli 280 July 15, 2019 10:30 AM  

It would be interesting to look into the corruption of Earl Warren. He was Governor of California in the Second World War, was up to his ears in the removal of Japanese-Americans, and would go on to become Eisenhower's Greatest Mistake.

For he would become Chief Justice of the Supreme Court, and lead it into the Second Lawless Period. Modern judicial activism has its roots in him.

Perhaps he was already corrupt.

Blogger Lucius Cornelius July 15, 2019 10:42 AM  

Yes, my analysis and argument are incomplete. Not easy to be thorough when posting using my phone. Same thing applies to this post.

There are plenty of Jewish crooks. I have seen some Jews do some horribly corrupt things. But the evil I saw is not a feature of Judaism.

I am a Jew. I am also a committed Conservative. Is it possible that some Jews in the last 2,000 years violated Jewish law and performed blood rituals? Anything is possible. But I am not going to act like Noam Chomsky or Ward Churchill and use a rare example of misconduct to accuse a larger population of similar misconduct. Leave that to the liberal media (that ignores antifa violence and endlessly regurgitates the facts related to a handful of crimes committed by the right).

Blogger Scott July 15, 2019 10:48 AM  

A different (((tribe))), you say? Why, I never would have guessed. Lol

Blogger Lucius Cornelius July 15, 2019 11:02 AM  

Modern Judaism does not follow the rules from the Old Testament (to use a modern model, the Old Testament is the codified law and the Talmud and later works are the regulations). The Old Testament specifies the death penalty for many crimes but the subsequent Jewish law makes the death penalty almost impossible to impose. The same thing happens with a lot of the older laws.

Non observant and secular Jews are among the most liberal people in this country...liberal to the point of supporting political policies that would destroy Judaism. Observant Jews tend to be very conservative. I frequently hear liberal Jews bad mouth the Orthodox; and they really hate the Chabad movement. I take people as they are and I find Chabad to be wonderful and gracious; the liberal, secular Jews are obnoxious and selfish (and horribly rude).

Blogger tublecane July 15, 2019 11:11 AM  

@24- Warren was Attorney General of California in '41 and in charge of civil defense. He wouldn't have had any authority over internment, but I believe he was in favor of it. There must have been some way to profit, directly or indirectly, if he was so inclined. My intuition is that he was a goodie-goodie (you know, for a politician) at one point, though I don't know how long that lasted.

Warren was elected governor in '42, which catapulted him into national Republican prominence. It's possible Pearl Harbor had something to do with it.

Blogger Lucius Cornelius July 15, 2019 11:17 AM  

Warren's inconsistent actions (asking for interment of US born people of Japanese descent on one hand; voting in favor of super liberal positions when he was on the Supreme Court on the other hand) shows that he was a self serving political creature. He was acting to curry favor from different audiences. Either he was a hypocrite or a cynic.

Blogger Balam July 15, 2019 11:38 AM  

It is hard to believe, but undeniable, that asians are mostly voting (((democratic))) after they were completely robbed by them. Perhaps the whole group has Stockholm syndrome which enables them to be ruled by Emperors and Tyrants in a very organized fashion. In fact the whole war against the 9th Circuit/California/Pedowood might just be the gang war of Trump's Washington/Military vs Organized Crime. I had been led to believe, because of (((media))), that organized crime was a thing of the past with the incarceration of Al Capone how naive of me. Pimps, killers and drug traffickers are bigger than they have ever been. I would even believe that, because of the volume, rarity of product and dollar values involved, the crime network is the hugest it has ever been in human history.

Lucius Cornelius wrote:Ron Unz is a lot like Michael Moore. He starts with some valid information then runs off with wild and exaggerated additional information. I looked at some of his other essays and see that he argues that Jews really did use the blood of Christian children in their rituals.
...
But I am not going to act like Noam Chomsky or Ward Churchill and use a rare example of misconduct to accuse a larger population of similar misconduct.
...
Non observant and secular Jews are among the most liberal people in this country...liberal to the point of supporting political policies that would destroy Judaism. Observant Jews tend to be very conservative. I frequently hear liberal Jews bad mouth the Orthodox; and they really hate the Chabad movement. I take people as they are and I find Chabad to be wonderful and gracious; the liberal, secular Jews are obnoxious and selfish (and horribly rude).


To generalize or not to generalize.

Blogger Ominous Cowherd July 15, 2019 11:43 AM  

Lucius Cornelius wrote:But the evil I saw is not a feature of Judaism.

It was not a feature of the faith of the Patriarchs. Judaism is not that faith - it is the repudiation of that faith.

Blogger tublecane July 15, 2019 11:52 AM  

@29- There's nothing inconsistent about it if you see the Yellow Tide population and its descendants as a people apart from natives.

And there's no formula for being a "super liberal." Warren was a Progressive of the old style, but he also went after unions and filthy commies.

Blogger Lucius Cornelius July 15, 2019 11:55 AM  

We need to learn who our enemies really are. We need to understand their arguments and what they really believe. Then we will be more effective at fighting them.

I listen to the lies on NPR every morning and it Pisces me off. Liberal fools listen and believe very word. Sometimes a liberal will here a report about a topic they know well; only then will they realize how much the liberal media lies. I know at least one person who went from being an uber liberal into a Tea Party conservative after realizing how much NPR was lying.

Blogger Crew July 15, 2019 11:56 AM  

@25: But I am not going to act like Noam Chomsky or Ward Churchill and use a rare example of misconduct to accuse a larger population of similar misconduct.

Clearly, you did not read the article:

In 1908 former general Theodore Bingham was serving as Police Commissioner of New York City, and near the end of that year he published a long article on his city’s foreign criminals in The North American Review, then one of our leading intellectual magazines. His discussion seemed quite careful and even-handed, but he noted that Jews had three times the crime rate of the remaining population of his overwhelmingly immigrant city, a figure considerably higher than that of any other group, even including the Black Hand-plagued Italians.

Criminality three times higher than even the Italians.

And the #LyingMSM covers it up.

Blogger CarpeOro July 15, 2019 11:56 AM  

@7 and 21

The pronoun "we" as they use it is more the royal version. In all the very worst ways they make sure hereditary rulers are portrayed.

Blogger Lucius Cornelius July 15, 2019 12:15 PM  

1908 crime rates in NYC are hardly relevant today. Look at factors behind that crime rate. I don't have time to research details, but from my one family's history I know that a lot of Jews arrived in NYC in 1908. That crime rate may be more of a function of the percentage of new Jewish residents rather than evidence that Jews are malign.

I read the article, but composing quick posts on my phone is a challenge and if my responses are incomplete, so be it.

If you are going to go after Jews, you will be wasting energy; there are far more important (and actual) enemies. Don't get me wrong, secular Jews are a big problem. They are some of the most reliable and dangerous leftists out there. And they hate me because I am not like them.

Blogger Crew July 15, 2019 12:28 PM  

1908 crime rates in NYC are hardly relevant today.

You are either mendacious or ignorant.

Blogger CarpeOro July 15, 2019 12:28 PM  

"1908 crime rates in NYC are hardly relevant today." "That crime rate may be more of a function of the percentage of new Jewish residents rather than evidence that Jews are malign." "quick posts on my phone is a challenge and if my responses are incomplete, so be it"

Too long ago? The new Jews didn't understand they needed to have influence to cover up crimes? Pretty weak evasion there. Saying your posted are limited so they are misunderstood is cheap wizardry that doesn't work too well here. Say what you mean and mean what you say.

Blogger Crew July 15, 2019 12:39 PM  

Related to the crime rates quote:

This factual assessment sparked a huge outcry by Jewish organizations, and although he immediately rendered a personal apology, he nevertheless was summarily removed from office a few months later.

It's like the ADL and Leo Frank ...

Of course, the real message in Ron's piece, that we are being urged to ignore is:

So some years ago I was quite shocked to discover from Prof. Israel Shahak that traditionally-observant Jews annually undergo a religious ceremony that declares all their future oaths for the prospective year null and void in advance, thereby freeing them from any such restrictions. This religious loophole was obviously an important competitive advantage for those engaging in dishonest economic activity let alone outright crime.

Blogger Balam July 15, 2019 12:44 PM  

That American Pravda article very persuasively paints all matters of money and politics through all history as being linked with crime families, either for or against. When it mentioned how involved Frank Sinatra was with it I thought about Vox's own stories and realize it's still holding true. In the Sci-fi community it's the network of organized pedophilia via sci-fi conventions and giving awards (equivalent to government contracts) to the 'made men' on the inside who support and toe the line. In music it was the gaystappo/jewish record companies and 'made men' influencers again. At the National Review it's more 'made men' like Ben Shapiro funded by more criminal orgs. It makes me wonder what criminal organizations Vox will come across in the new enterprise for Rebel's Run.

Any suggestions on what mindset or approach to take when one runs into the criminals? You can't fight them all, there are too many and you eventually get wacked. Just quietly turn down the business offers and move on? Is it even possible for someone who's not a 'made man' to become a hit/rich/widespread at all?

Blogger VD July 15, 2019 12:55 PM  

If you are going to go after Jews, you will be wasting energy; there are far more important (and actual) enemies.

Is that what you tell the Palestinians too?

Now, what percentage of Jews would you say believe America is for American posterity?

Blogger Joe July 15, 2019 12:57 PM  

"Wall Street funded commies because they wanted to get their hands on burgeoning Russian riches and natural resources. And they probably did get their cut, otherwise we wouldn't have propped them up all those decades. But it wasn't as sweet a deal as they expected."

They didn't just prop them up. They created them. Stalin was an upset, though. Their man was Trotsky.

Blogger VD July 15, 2019 1:00 PM  

I take people as they are and I find Chabad to be wonderful and gracious.

That's... creepy.

It is time for the global Jewish community to wake up – Chabad has a serious child sexual abuse problem and it is not being adequately addressed.
- The Times of Israel

Blogger Nate73 July 15, 2019 1:13 PM  

At least in Europe the mafia and criminals are still from your race, ethnicity, and religion.

Blogger DonReynolds July 15, 2019 1:27 PM  

I do not suppose any society invented government corruption. By my own observation, it has been documented in every society in recorded history. But perhaps the temptation is the greatest where the government has the widest authority to supersede the recognized rights of private property. When the government is strong enough to become a player, then players get interested in being the government, rather than just bribing the authority figures.

In US history, one of the first macro examples would be the development of the railroads, the land deals, and ultimately the Interstate Commerce Commission. Of course, the merchant shipping cartels of the Northeast had existed since the colonial times, but their main rivals were foreign competition and land was seldom an issue.

The "good government" flaw in the US has always been that corruption could be regulated by objective, unbiased, civic minded civil servants or exposed by the free press or simply prohibited by law and prosecuted by honest courts. That myth persists to this day.

In the real world, the players get together and push the government at all levels to regulate "corruption" with a board or commission or agency, sometimes even making the government one of the major players. The rivalry between the players to corrupt the government consists of getting "Our Man" into key government positions, networked with other moles in all three branches of government. ("Our Man" is much cheaper than outright bribery of otherwise Honest government officials.) None of this is done as a hobby and nobody would be interested, except that there is a huge pile of money stacked up for the taking. The corruption consists of turning government property into private assets as a gift or grant or license or permit or some other form of monopoly power in the marketplace. All societies seem to be subject to the same rust and rot.

Blogger Crew July 15, 2019 1:45 PM  

And the Esquimaux turns out to have at least one fake passport ...

https://www.houstonchronicle.com/news/crime/article/The-Latest-Epstein-arrives-at-court-for-bail-14096013.php

Blogger Lucius Cornelius July 15, 2019 1:52 PM  

DonReynolds, Dems make it a priority to hire like minded Dems at all levels of govt. Republicans only fill jobs at the top levels but leave the Dems in place to fill all the lower levels. So it shouldn't surprise us that government is always working in favor of the Dems.

Blogger JAG July 15, 2019 1:54 PM  

Epstein's fake passport was so he could flee to Saudi Arabia. A jew wanting to hide out in a hardcore Islamic state. Things that me you go "hmmmmmm..."

Blogger DonReynolds July 15, 2019 2:18 PM  

Lucius Cornelius wrote:DonReynolds, Dems make it a priority to hire like minded Dems at all levels of govt. Republicans only fill jobs at the top levels but leave the Dems in place to fill all the lower levels. So it shouldn't surprise us that government is always working in favor of the Dems.

I have always been impressed by the depth and scale of Democrat corruption. When Democrat Ray Blanton became governor of Tennessee, back in 1974, he immediately formed "Governor's Advisory Committees" in each of the 95 counties, which were basically his major donor lists. Inside the state bureaucracy, it came as a shock really when every job application, every promotion or transfer, request for vacation time or educational leave, and every pay raise had to be signed off by EVERY member of your Governor's Advisory Committee in your county, in order to be approved, usually 9 to 12 local potentates. This applied to every state employee down to the office secretary pay grade. That was the widest and most comprehensive corruption I have ever seen at the state level. But this was a direct way for the Governor's friends and donors to be repaid everything they had ever "donated" to the election campaign....either in cash or in-kind or in local influence.

Much is made of Governor Huey Long's "Deduct Box", where every state employee in the state of Louisiana was required to "donate" a percentage from their regular pay, but this was not a Huey Long invention. The Big City Bosses had used this gambit for decades before Huey was ever born. The history of Bosses in the major cities of this country reads like the Dukes and Princes and Earls of Europe. No doubt, they were simply following what had been successful models from the deep past.

Blogger Latigo3 July 15, 2019 2:31 PM  

I am not even half way through the article and this is amazing. It confirms a lot of what I have read over the years and adds so much more.

Blogger DonReynolds July 15, 2019 2:40 PM  

Balam wrote:Any suggestions on what mindset or approach to take when one runs into the criminals? You can't fight them all, there are too many and you eventually get wacked. Just quietly turn down the business offers and move on? Is it even possible for someone who's not a 'made man' to become a hit/rich/widespread at all?

Money is money, and they do not care where it piles up, the rake applies. One of their own "Made Men" may get a polite discount (because he is already paying dues to the club), but he must share or else the others will turn on him. Outside the club, the usual rackets apply...paying for protection or approval of government permits or licenses, or getting an inspector to look the other way. All that costs money and the money must be freely given or else they have legal problems or publicity issues or costly delays on their projects or enterprise.

Conflicts are unavoidable because there is always more than one club and interested parties always expect to be paid for everything. But to answer your question, I sincerely doubt there can be any "independent success" that does not have any finger holes in the pie crust. The more that interested parties "do" to help you become a great success, the more they will expect in return. Ingratitude is never the correct response.

Blogger HouellebecqGurl July 15, 2019 2:52 PM  

The Jewish mobs were larger & more powerful than either the Italian or Irish mobs.
Hollywood just left that part out.

Blogger HouellebecqGurl July 15, 2019 3:00 PM  

Ron Unz didn't know about swinging sin chickens?
How is that possible?

Blogger HouellebecqGurl July 15, 2019 3:02 PM  

Finds the evil Chabad Lubbovitchers to be wonderful people.

Holy moly, wtf is WRONG with you?

Blogger Crew July 15, 2019 3:05 PM  

I think I was mistaken about our conservative, and rather than being ignorant or mendacious, I think he simply believes in tragic dirt.

You see, the tragic dirt in Russia and Eastern Europe is not as strong as it is in the Mediterranean or America. So when those immigrants got here trying to escape the tragic dirt of their home lands and come to the paradise that was America, they found strong tragic dirt here.

However, the Italians had been selected by Evolution to withstand some really strong tragic dirt, unlike those coming from Russia and Eastern Europe, so their crime rates at least didn't rise.

There is a good Sociology paper here: On the differential impact of Tragic Dirt on different racial groups.

Blogger Crush Limbraw July 15, 2019 3:11 PM  

Vox, your "You should try reading the article." is my pet peeve with most commenters.
That, combined with their lack of reading comprehension, explains why most people simply cannot be instructed.
Their short attention span simply latches on to something familiar to them and off they go on their presumptuous promulgations - all based on their presuppositions which have little or no basis in fact.
That is why Disqus is a platform for pissing contests and Vox Popoli is one for sanity.

"Yup - opinions are like assholes- everybody has one!"

Blogger Ominous Cowherd July 15, 2019 3:25 PM  

Crush Limbraw wrote:"Yup - opinions are like assholes- everybody has one!"

Anyone who says he doesn't is full of shit.

Blogger SirHamster July 15, 2019 4:40 PM  

Lucius Cornelius wrote:We need to learn who our enemies really are. We need to understand their arguments and what they really believe. Then we will be more effective at fighting them.

Who is this "we", Jew?

Who are the enemies you think "we" are mistakenly targeting? Who are the enemies you think "we" really have?

Blogger Lucius Cornelius July 15, 2019 4:55 PM  

SirHamster, read the George Orwell essay NOTES ON NATIONALISM. It will help you learn to identify people you can ally with from people you must fight.

Blogger Lucius Cornelius July 15, 2019 6:00 PM  

VD, I've been looking for news reports regarding Chabad and child sexual abuse. I've found 4 reports. No doubt there are more and I am sure you will respond by listing them. That is fair. Tarring an entire movement because of a handful of reports is premature. The Catholic Church has a bigger problem with sexual abuse, but I am not going to condemn the entire religion. Unlike Catholicism, Judaism does not have a central leadership (though the Lubavitchers sometimes seem to).

I am an American first. I do not have divided loyalties. I have Palestinian cousins and I know the Palestinians have suffered greatly (sadly, much of their suffering is because their leadership is corrupt). One of America's greatest strengths is that anyone can become an American (provided you follow the law...I strongly support strict enforcement of our immigration laws). However, new Americans have a duty to assimilate. One of the most patriotic Americans I know descended from Mexican immigrants; they came here legally (and he identifies as "white"). America is a Christian country and I think it was a mistake to take prayers out of public schools.

Typing on my phone is a pain because I cannot see my entire comment. And I don't have time to write a treatise here.

Blogger SirHamster July 15, 2019 6:18 PM  

Lucius Cornelius wrote:It will help you learn to identify people you can ally with from people you must fight.

For example, you must fight the subversives who show up unbidden to lecture you on who your enemies really are.

Blogger Don't Call Me Len July 15, 2019 7:08 PM  

David Lionel Bazelon is the plump poisonous spider at the center of a very large web of corruption.

Blogger Unknown July 15, 2019 7:58 PM  

It's quite incredible to read the sheer scale and depth of the Jewish subversion, degradation, corruption and depravity. But it's the hypocrisy that is particularly rank. Aren't these the people who originated the idea of 'white privilege' and the idea that white's owe reparations for historical misappropriations? Yet the economic base of their power in Chicago and California is the confiscated assets of more loyal Americans. If I didn't believe the Jews ran the slave trade I do now. Aren't these also the people who demand compensation for supposed misappropriations of assets in Germany? They should be told to go to hell. A criminal enterprise of the highest order masquerading as victims - and that dirty money taints every so-called accomplishment. The day America fissures and rends apart can't come soon enough.

Blogger Jack Amok July 15, 2019 10:45 PM  

much of the public to begin demanding the incarceration of all ethnic Japanese, U.S. citizens or not, and by early 1942 FDR signed an executive order shipping some 120,000 Japanese-Americans off to grim concentration camps

But rest assured, it's impossible to deport illegal immigrants.

Blogger Lucius Cornelius July 15, 2019 10:49 PM  

Blame us if you want, but the east coast Wasps won't let us fully participate in their schemes. The new power elites have some Jews in their circle, but the real power is with white children of prominent families.

Jews did not run the slave trade, but plenty profited from it. I have never seen Jews envorxe a law of omierta (silence) the way the Italians did.

Blogger Jack Amok July 16, 2019 12:17 AM  

It's a pretty shocking piece, the Unz article. Here I had always thought it was New York Jews who ruined my home state. Turns out it was Chicago Jews. Damn. But of course, the real cause of the destruction is captured in this quote:

"...the state’s population then skyrocketed by over 50% between 1940 and 1950 and by nearly another 50% in the decade that followed, largely due to new arrivals from elsewhere in the country....California was to become a state full of strangers...elections were won by the candidate with the most money, the greatest number of billboards, direct mail pieces, and the most radio time."

A collection of strangers, recently moved in, who don't know each other, don't know who is trustworthy and who is not, don't know who has long-term connections with who... and are vulnerable to media manipulation.

If representative democracy has any chance of working, it can't allow transplants - even if they're ethnically compatible, but especially if they are not - to have a vote.

Blogger Unknown July 16, 2019 12:47 AM  

I have never seen Jews envorxe a law of omierta (silence) the way the Italians did.

Did you not read the article? The first part is about how the author was under the assumption that Irish and Italians were were the main mafia groups in the US. The article then follows up with how Jews made up a huge portion of organized crime. How is this not a perfection of omerta? Keep quiet and blame others for their crime.

Blogger tublecane July 16, 2019 2:57 AM  

@65- You've heard "omerta" no doubt because it's all over popular media. But other groups have their own way of saying it. Blacks use the colorful phrase "snitches get stitches." The Jewish term is "mesirah."

Basically, mesirah is a proscription on handing fellow Jews over to non-Jewish authority. Usually interpreted as shielding them from unjust treatment or excessive punishment. However, for mobsters it just means you don't rat on your kind to the White Man.

@63- I'm not entirely up on gangsters in my neck of the woods, though my grandfather used to say he was approached to run a bar for an outfit back in the 40s. I do know the most famous Minnesota gangster was Jewish Kid Cann.

Blogger VD July 16, 2019 9:17 AM  

I have never seen Jews envorxe a law of omierta (silence) the way the Italians did.

You're either lying or ignorant. FFS, one of the cited articles directly refers to it.

Blogger Crew July 16, 2019 1:48 PM  

@68: Jack the Ripper was shielded by that ...

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