The Eurocast

This week the podcast goes international, as we do a whole show on those strange foreign people called Europeans. I wanted to do something on Italy and while scanning the wires for updates on their situation, I found other stuff worth covering. Our mass media only reports on the world when it is on fire, so it is good to look around at foreign and alternative press to get a fuller understanding of the world. It also made for a good theme to the podcast this week. I always like it when there is a theme to the show.

One administrative note. Next week there will not be a podcast. I’m traveling all next week and possibly into the following week. I have done podcasts on the road, but it is a big hassle and I’m not going to fight it. Blogging from the road is no big deal, but recording requires a much higher level of effort. If you need your weekend fix, try out FTN, which is doing a new feature where they cover a single topic in detail. Last week they did a long analysis on China, which was very good. You can find their shows here.

This week I have the usual variety of items in the now standard format. Spreaker has the full show. I am up on Google Play now, so the Android commies can take me along when out disrespecting the country. I am on iTunes, which means the Apple Nazis can listen to me on their Hitler phones. The anarchists can catch me on iHeart Radio. YouTube also has the full podcast. Of course, there is a download link below.

This Week’s Show

Contents

Direct Download

The iTunes Page

Google Play Link

iHeart Radio

Full Show On Spreaker

Full Show On YouTube

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joey junger
joey junger
2 years ago

Italy may be out of the EU before England, and Germany (the heart of the beast) may be out before England as well. The final reaction to what happened to Tommy Robinson (the level of rage over the coming months) will show us whether there are enough Englishmen left over there to get the job done. In Germany, people who called the AfD and Pegida Nazis as recently as a year ago are publicly talking about voting for the “extreme right” “racists” in the next election. I was watching an interview at Spiegel (or maybe Tagesschau) with some typical cuckface… Read more »

Din C. Nuffin
Din C. Nuffin
2 years ago

What happened? Closed captioning was there for a single show two weeks ago, now it’s gone?

Laoway
Laoway
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Reply to  Din C. Nuffin
2 years ago

The caption option appears for videos on other channels. It is possible that somebody/something (an algorithm) has turned off the captions for Zman.

Orpheus
Orpheus
2 years ago

One of your best podcasts. 10/10

Sidvic
Sidvic
Member
2 years ago

Concerning the apparent lack sexual activity in the west: My admittedly crackpot theory- Consider the average 18th century man. Porn is hard to come by, like scoring crack today- one must venture into teh dangerous side of town. Masturbation is taboo. These guys were pressure cookers ready to explode! Today, 70% of men born after 1970 have never had a nocturnal admission (a term that has disappeared BTW) Related, I’ve had gay friends tell me that being gay was so much more fun when it was dirty and surreptitious. Ahem, i guess my point is.. that internet porn is sapping… Read more »

Drake
Drake
Reply to  Sidvic
2 years ago

Part of it, but not the only thing.

My son is 17. He and his friends are suspicious of women in ways that never occurred to me as a teenager. Rabid feminism, accusations of rape that will be believed and destroy their lives no matter how preposterous, and women generally being encouraged to act crazy – all that has really driven a wedge between the sexes.

Sidvic
Sidvic
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Reply to  Drake
2 years ago

My point is… the correct response is, and i will put it crudely- you gotta fuk the feminism outa them. One must, unfortunately be rather ruthless when principals are involved.

Rod1963
Rod1963
Reply to  Sidvic
2 years ago

Feminists are so sexually unattractive that even a recently released convict would find them unappealing. Most are fat, look like slobs. And the others who dress up are stone cold monsters that radiate “stay the f**k away from me”.

One thing I’ve noticed about a lot of American women, is that they go out of their way to be unfeminine. This makes them serious turn-offs to any normal guy.

Sidvic
Sidvic
Member
Reply to  Rod1963
2 years ago

yeah i get you. But go two months without any release… Seriously run the experiment. In a reversal of the dog bites man story you will be humping your dogs leg.

David Wright
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Reply to  Sidvic
2 years ago

Maybe speak for yourself.

Sam
Sam
Reply to  David Wright
2 years ago

Dude, Online Porn is a $5 billion industry, which is pretty amazing considering lots of it is free. Over a third of all men in America look at porn at least once a week. If you think it hasn’t had an enormous impact on society, you’re deluded.

Karl McHungus
Karl McHungus
Reply to  Sidvic
2 years ago

Considering the common presence and usage and brothels available at the time, maybe guys back then were not interested in porn because they were having actual sex? And you really believe people back then didn’t fap?!

Sam
Sam
Reply to  Karl McHungus
2 years ago

1) Brothels have never been free and located in nearly every house.

2) Of course everyone has always fapped. There’s a pretty huge difference, though, between rubbing one out while thinking about the gal you saw that afternoon, then feeling guilty because you’d committed the sin of Onan on the one hand (heh), and on the other having societal sanction to indulge in unlimited video footage catering to every possible predilection easily available.

Alzaebo
Alzaebo
Reply to  Sidvic
2 years ago

Perhaps we could adopt the tactics of the Moro Muslims in the Philipines. They were the reason our Marines dropped the .38 revolver for the .45 caliber.

The Moros would wrap a piece of wet leather around a warrior buck’s testicles.

Leather shrinks as it dries.

After a week, the buck would become more…vigorous!…,filled with battle frenzy.

Sidvic
Sidvic
Member
2 years ago

Tommy an attention whore? Yeah him and patrick henry… when they raping your children time to throw down! .. On second, more considered thought, maybe

Nah better to start killing em.

Epaminondas
Member
Reply to  thezman
2 years ago

Every society has a need for ruffians.

SidVic
SidVic
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Reply to  Epaminondas
2 years ago

well is it a ruffian, or Gadfly? a ruffian gadfly doesn’t sound right? They ruined his businesses, although i will hold out the possibility that he found he could make more being a populist agitator.. Doing time with a big hairy jihadi cellmate signals his serious intent.

Mark
Mark
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2 years ago
Sidvic
Sidvic
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Reply to  Mark
2 years ago

Thanks made me reconsider….

Trevor
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Reply to  thezman
2 years ago

Given that Tommy is a genuine victim of state persecution, it makes sense for him to live in the glare of publicity as a survival strategy. I think he has alluded to this himself. He probably won’t make old bones in any case, but his demise would be easier to cover up if he were to retire into anonymity.

Drake
Drake
2 years ago

The smart middle-aged Turk I work with had a different take on the attempted military coup in Turkey. Erdogan had pretty well purged the Turkish military of Atatürk secularist (who are supposed to hold a coup if the government become Islamic).

To finish the job, Erdogan’s insiders staged the coup to draw out the secularist officers who they had missed in the earlier purges. Those guys are all now in prison or exile and Erdogan is now unopposed as a Dictator.

Drake
Drake
2 years ago

Z – I would be invite you to lunch or dinner next week (I work in-between Newark and NYC). Unfortunately I’ll be in a place called Kansas for work most of next week.

Safe travels.

Frip
Member
2 years ago

I’m never sure how much wishful thinking goes into Alt-Right predictions of certain nations leaving the EU. I’d like to get a more solid guess from Z/you guys on say, the chance of Italy leaving. In tone, Z sounds like it darn well might could happen. But what does that translate to? a) slight, but surprising that it’s even a possibility b) fair chance c) good chance d) almost definite.

Joseph Suber
Joseph Suber
Reply to  Frip
2 years ago

Any of these states’ debt will be a harder sell without implicit German backing. Also, the Germans enjoy the export advantage of having a far weaker currency than they would outside the Euro. Brexit didn’t even have these titanic forces at play, and look how that is going. I think finance is working heavily against breakup for the foreseeable future. I choose (a).

Shane
Shane
Reply to  Frip
2 years ago

I would be relatively confident of an Italexit but the size of Italy’s economy would have a tendency to gain some concessions, informally or otherwise. The language would be syrupy legalese but the threat of exit would crseate some form of informal understanding between the E.U and Italy. Austerity would be flouted, National expenditure would be increased. There would be token pearl clutching on the E.U’s part, fines and penalties (to never be repaid just negotiated and renegotiated). An ostentatious display but in reality just Kabuki

David Wright
Member
2 years ago

Well, enjoy Newark.
Got to get you one on one with a few popular youtubers. Enoch was a nice start, how about RamzPaul? He is a reader here.

David Wright
Member
Reply to  thezman
2 years ago

He mentioned you as part of his reading list in one of his recent videos.

Scholar
Scholar
2 years ago

Zman, best podcast yet.

Another eye-catching bit of international news that somehow didn’t make it into MSM (or even alt news that i saw):

SecDef Mattis has announced that he believes the Indian Ocean should now be considered part of the Pacific Ocean. This declaration is supported by Japan. This might seem merely odd or trivial, but just think about it for a moment and you’ll see why this is quite a policy development.

Charlie_U
Charlie_U
2 years ago

For what it’s worth, Z — and this may be because I’m a European — what you said about Ireland and Spain this week was some really heavy-hitting, stark stuff.

You really cut to the heart of the matter.

Cheers.

Teapartydoc
Member
2 years ago

Reversals can come from unexpected places. Most people think that the French simply had enough of the Terror, but what actually brought Robespierre down was the fact that he’d announced his intention to name more people and had recently tried to pass a law that would allow him to go after men in the Convention or legislature. He ended up being denounced in the Convention by men who had enriched themselves while being Representatives on mission, with unlimited powers assigned to various departments. His downfall wasn’t engineered by men better than him, but arguably worse. Good things can come from… Read more »

Whitney
Member
2 years ago

I think the Catholic Church destroyed itself in Ireland. I was there a few years ago also, driving around and listening to the radio a lot. There was some new movie about the Magdalene sisters laundries and then the pedophile priests were in the news also and then the overall brutality of the church for generations. It was obvious to me then that the Catholic church was dead in Ireland. I was absolutely not surprised about the vote

What podcast did you recommend at the end?

Teapartydoc
Member
Reply to  Whitney
2 years ago

Either The Right Stuff or The Daily Shoah. I get them mixed up.

Frip
Member
Reply to  Whitney
2 years ago

Plus if you’re a young person, Hitchens & Dawkins made it terribly unhip, dumb, and prole, to be religious.

KWEiler
KWEiler
2 years ago

The Tablet (a Catholic publication in the UK) recently published an interview with the Anglican theologian N.T. “Tom” Wright by Ruth Gledhill, some of whose comments about the state of affairs in the UK & Europe dovetail neatly, I think, with some of the things Z man was commenting about re the decline in religiosity and population. ‘Engaging, forthright and at times passionate, Wright is ferociously intelligent, sometimes bracing, company. His alarm at the direction that our society is taking is palpable. “Ten years ago,” he says, “when Pope Benedict addressed the UN General Assembly in New York, he said… Read more »

Tim Newman
2 years ago

Minor point on Spain: Catalonia is not the only functioning region, the Basque region does rather well for itself, being partly industrial. Coincidentally, the Basques have their own language and identity and have long harboured dreams of separating from Spain.

But you’re right on Spain not being homogeneous. When Spain plays in the soccer world cup later this month, watch as they play the anthems. Spain’s has no words, because they couldn’t agree on a language.

Alzaebo
Alzaebo
Reply to  Tim Newman
2 years ago

Careful! Moslems are piggybacking on Catalonia. Big mosque building effort going on there.

(My older sister and brother are Basque. Garlic on everything they eat. Eldest brother used to walk the sheep from Elko to L.A.)

bad guest
bad guest
2 years ago

Interesting insights on Ireland.

Anyone who finds the Fash the Nation podcast on China interesting may want to check out Steven Mosher’s recent book “Bully of Asia: Why China’s Dream is the New Threat to World Order.” It elaborates a lot of the ideas in the podcast, but Mosher’s got an axe to grind since the Chicoms got Stanford to deny him a PhD in retribution for exposing the forced abortion program several decades ago, so he devotes plenty of space to telling you just how lousy they really are.

Alzaebo
Alzaebo
2 years ago

Relevent to the EU, and to the US governing superstructure: why PC is above the ‘market wisdom’ of profits

http://charltonteaching.blogspot.com/2018/05/virtue-signalling-versus-corporate.html?m=1

Alzaebo
Alzaebo
Reply to  Alzaebo
2 years ago

Related, to Zman’s general theme of
One World, One Church
(From the glorious @HappyHectares twitter)

Prediction: Progressives in the end will adopt a religious mantle. Because the emancipatory future requires faith, is powered by faith, and is subverted by lack of faith – hence thoughtcrimes. With faith all things are possible.
#ShowerThought

Alzaebo
Alzaebo
2 years ago

Since we’re now getting Muslims voted into office- such as Magid, Khan, and Javid in the UK- perhaps we can have an idea where this going to go. A.Q. Khan was a Pakistani working at Dutch nuclear plants. He stole the blueprints and sold them throughout the Islamic world. (The Dutch must’ve had a shortage in educated workers.) El Baradai, as head of the IAEA, ‘helplessly’ watched proliferation as nuclear nations went from 5 to 15. (The UN must’ve had a shortage in capable, humanitarian administrators.) Islamic probes are recon missions testing for weakness in the systems- such as in… Read more »

Tank
Tank
2 years ago

I’d say be careful in Newark, but, well, Baltiimore LOL.