April Grab Bag

One of the things I don’t like about taking time away is that it seems to take me almost as long to get back into the swing of things. I get back from vacation with things stacked up from before I left and I’m not in the right frame of mind yet to get anything done. By the end of that first week back, I feel like I need another vacation, because I’m working twice as hard to get half the stuff done. I’m really looking forward to the weekend so I can get caught up on everything and get back to my normal schedule and routine.

When you travel, you learn things, but not always what you expect. For example, I got to spend time with Ed Dutton, the English anthropologist who teaches at the University of Oulu in Finland. He mentioned in passing that I have an odd voice, by which he meant different from most Americans. Some others said the same thing, which still puzzles me a bit, but I suspect it is just a European thing. They have certain expectations for how Americans should sound and I fall outside of that set of expectations.

I must admit though, it is a strange thing to be halfway around the world and have someone comes up to you and say they recognize your voice. We live in amazing age in many respects. People in our thing all over the world can communicate with one another over the internet to such an extent we don’t think much about it. I have listeners in Estonia, which is amazing when you stop and think about it. To think this connectedness is not having profound changes on human society is a major mistake.

Another bad thing about the first week back is spring time has hit Lagos, which means tons of pollen in the air. I’ve never had allergies, but when I moved here some local shrub must not sit well with me, as I have a week every year where my throat feels like sandpaper and my eyes are irritated. This is that week, so I may sound ever odder than normal. I tried to tinker with the audio to clean it up, but that never turns out well, so there are a few stretched where the audio is not as good as it should be.

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. I have been de-platformed by Spotify, because they feared I was poisoning the minds of their Millennial customers.

This Week’s Show

Contents

  • 00:00: Opening
  • 02:00: The Banality of Ben (Link) (Link)
  • 12:00: Get Whitey (Link)
  • 22:00: Soulless Monsters (Link) (Link) (Link)
  • 32:00: Honk Honk (Link)
  • 42:00: Seditious Coup Update (Link)
  • 47:00: Diversity Is Our Strength (Link)
  • 52:00: Tribal Loyalty (Link) (Link)
  • 57:00: Closing (Link)

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Saml Adams
Saml Adams
1 year ago

Pollen never bothered me until turned 50. Never had any other allergies. Welcome to old age.

Tim of Angle
1 year ago

Your voice sounds like that of Kevin Williamson — I can’t tell the two of you apart by sound, although of course you say different things.

David_Wright
Member
Reply to  thezman
1 year ago

Forgive him Z , he may be new here.
That said, if you were a character actor you would be hired for your voice.
Distinctive in a way I can’t explain.

Citizen of a Silly Country
Citizen of a Silly Country
Reply to  David_Wright
1 year ago

Yeah, I’ve been trying to place Z’s voice for awhile now. Can’t quite pin it down. It sounds familiar but not in the sense that it sounds like a specific individual that I’ve known. More like a general character in many of our lives, like the worldly uncle that told you truths about the world that you’re parents wouldn’t – or something like that.

Conewago
Conewago
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Reply to  Citizen of a Silly Country
1 year ago

Well, being from the Mid-Atlantic myself, it didn’t take me long to note that the Z Man is probably a native of our region. His “O” words sometimes have the long diphthong sound that is common to western and central PA and Maryland. He restrains it pretty well, though.

bilejones
Member
Reply to  David_Wright
1 year ago

Do not forgive him.
This is the New World Order: Eternal punishment for an off-the-cuff remark.

lorenzo
lorenzo
Reply to  David_Wright
1 year ago

The Zman has what used to be considered a normal well regulated male voice without a strong regional accent. Perhaps his diction is considered unusual because male voices are trending toward the uptalking fairy speak you hear on NPR.

Badthinker
Badthinker
Reply to  lorenzo
1 year ago

I bet Z has never made a soy face in his life either.

Aaron Rider
Aaron Rider
Member
Reply to  lorenzo
1 year ago

It’s not a strong regional accent, but there are some subtle clues.

Glenfilthie
Glenfilthie
Reply to  thezman
1 year ago

LOL. I found it totally odd too – I usually listen on my laptop or iPad… and you sound totally different on both devices. And even so – you can tell that the same person is doing the speaking on both devices.

Weird.

Nathan
Nathan
Reply to  Tim of Angle
1 year ago

Z’s voice sounds the same as mine has been described: deep and masculine, but calm and non-threatening. Perfect radio voice. Dunno why it sounds strange to foreigners—maybe just distinctive. Downside: new voice recognition technology will allow the American Stasi to find you quickly.

Btw, Flonase has changed my life. I can go out in the spring now.

Citizen of a Silly Country
Citizen of a Silly Country
Reply to  Nathan
1 year ago

Z’s voice also has a somewhat rustic feel, like a young Wilford Brimley.

Apex Predator
Apex Predator
Reply to  Nathan
1 year ago

“Perfect radio voice.”

Interesting take because I immediately detected a sort of familiarity with a pretty famous radio voice. (Of course I won’t give my opinion on NPR but separate the artist from the platform).

Z reminds me of Garrison Keiller more than a bit. Listen to snips of the interview next to this podcast and it becomes quite apparent.

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

BadThinker
BadThinker
Reply to  Nathan
1 year ago

The real question is if Z also has a face for radio 😀

BadThinker
BadThinker
Reply to  Tim of Angle
1 year ago

In a strange way, Z sometimes makes me think of Father Coughlin (except Z has a much more soothing voice and is less topically political). Charles Coughlin – Americanism, Neither Nazism Nor Communism (1939) Not quite as soothing here “So that the communists on the one hand cannot scourge us, and that the modern Capitalists on the other, cannot plague us.” Of course, his “Social Justice” is pretty much the opposite of our modern “Social Justice” folks. And he’s apparently been retconned as an evil fascist. He might have been wrong on some things, but it’s kind of odd how… Read more »

PVvanderByl
PVvanderByl
Reply to  BadThinker
1 year ago

Father Coughlin was a Canuck!

Whitney
Member
1 year ago

Podcast day! This is exciting! I’ve been a day off all week and thought it was Thursday 🙂

Jack Boniface
Jack Boniface
Member
1 year ago

Your voice is perfectly normal American. To my Midwestern ears, you have a slight Southern accent. By the way, do Baltimore whites still have a distinct accent? You can hear it on that Mencken interview just before he had the stroke that ended his career, on which he was suffering from hay fever: https://youtu.be/QpGzpqU-b04

NordicGoats
NordicGoats
Reply to  Jack Boniface
1 year ago

I try to avoid Bodymore, Murdaland but the few folks from there I occasionally encounter do have traces of the accent. They even don’t get too upset at being accused of being Baltimorons. I think it’s significantly driven by the large Irish population that still exists around the near outskirts of the city proper, so the Baltimore-area folks of Irish descent do still have the accent. That’s a great recording of Mencken and epitomizes most of the Ballmer accent from what I’ve been able to hear (he even says Ballmer at 3:08). Couldn’t listen to the whole thing through but… Read more »

Citizen of a Silly Country
Citizen of a Silly Country
Reply to  thezman
1 year ago

Back in the day, many newscasters would come out of the Midwest because of their “lack” of an accent. The Midwest accent is generally considered to be the normal American accent by foreigners.

I’ve always found that blacks more or less sound the same no matter when they live, except rural Southern blacks who have a distinctive Southern black accent. Black culture never seems to go off in different directions. There aren’t black subgroups whereas whites immediately start forming regional and cultural subgroups.

Exile@Pioneer19
Exile@Pioneer19
Member
Reply to  thezman
1 year ago

I grew up in OH I think you sound lower Midwestern, the standard OH voice without the Yankee-ish nasal tones of Michigan, Illinois etc. I expected you to sound like the FTN crew, East Coast NYC/Boston, FWIW.

bilejones
Member
Reply to  thezman
1 year ago

It’s still strong in Carroll County.

Aaron Rider
Aaron Rider
Member
Reply to  thezman
1 year ago

A very good example of a real Baltimore white accent is Bunny Colvin’s deputy on ‘The Wire,’ a character named Dennis Mello (played by real life Baltimore cop Jay Landsman). The only white guy on the show with a genuine Baltimore accent.

I recommend this accent map, which is quite accurate

https://aschmann.net/AmEng/#LargeMap4Right

Glenfilthie
Glenfilthie
1 year ago

Point of order, Z. Jesus Christ was a Jew. He was actually killed by Romans, and technically speaking, the drivers behind the crucifixion were a certain sect of Jews. Jesus was NOT a homo, or a socialist, or a negro as chitlibs are so fond of claiming either – he was most certainly a Dissident and he changed the world. We would do well to emulate his example. I know that cunned stunt at the NYFT got under your skin; but you cannot get sloppy. At the very least you are one of the best dissident voices out there and… Read more »

Drake
Drake
Reply to  Glenfilthie
1 year ago

That’s the old joke – the Jewish mob got the Italian mob to do the wet-work. Some things work so well they don’t ever change.

PVvanderByl
PVvanderByl
Reply to  Drake
1 year ago

The joke may have been funny but it wasn’t very accurate. “Murder, Inc.” Which lasted almost twenty years had two co-heads: Lucky Luciano and Meyer Lansky. And actually had.more Jewish hitmen than Italian!

Issac
Issac
Reply to  Glenfilthie
1 year ago

The dreaded yenta is our most potent weapon againd the woke goyim. After only two paragraphs of its shrieking, even self-loathing hipsters have been known to snap a roman salute while listening to Joseph Goebbles Warning on loop.

TomA
TomA
Reply to  Glenfilthie
1 year ago

This is spot on analysis. We cannot hold back the wave of the future, and when it comes, there will be smart and capable men on the other side “just following orders.” Where have we heard that before? Lots of good work has gone into figuring out the best way to beat the next (and modern) tyranny to come down the pike. It won’t be a slugfest, but will use their own weight against them. Their arrogance in owning and using the media as a tool of power will backfire badly.

Range Front Fault
Range Front Fault
Reply to  Glenfilthie
1 year ago

Mr. Filthie…..have cut, pasted and saved your excellent, well-thought out missive. Thank you! “Everyone – relax. Keep watch, be vigilant, keep prepping and organizing – and above all keep quiet about it. Don’t just watch – THINK about what you’re seeing. “ Roger that! And do keep in mind the politics and culture will shapeshift and writhe into new shapes we cannot anticipate, so we must seek clarity and be flexible to respond to new forms. Some of this culture shift we cannot pre-plan. Didn’t Z say something like only when the game is on and now, then we can… Read more »

No No No
No No No
1 year ago

Judeo-Christian already had a definition. Judeo-Christian was an adjective, and it modified a person, not a philosophy, and it meant someone who was born and raised Jewish (ethic/religious/cutlural) who found Christ and converted. A Judeo-Christian was someone with deep Jewish roots, but never the less became Christian. A Judeo-Christian. Like an ‘Irish Catholic’ or Swedish Lutheran. The cultural background modifier of their religious beliefs.

Tykebomb
Tykebomb
Reply to  No No No
1 year ago

There will be a judeo-christian nation in the future. When Christ returns in the end days and the nation of Israel welcomes him as their saviour, then there will be a judeo-christian nation.

For some reason, the people who support “judeo-christian values” dont like that answer.

Issac
Issac
Reply to  No No No
1 year ago

Comedy gold. Torquemada expressed Judeo-Christian values. Cuckservatives are the real antisemites!

Epaminondas
Member
1 year ago

Zman, I wish I had known about your pollen allergy before you left for Europe. In Italy and France they sell a very reasonably priced antihistamine in the form of eye drops. Presumably, it’s available all over the Eurozone. It is a bloody miracle. It will stop your symptoms in their tracks. No prescription necessary. Every time I go to Europe I buy more of it. You may want to check your local pharmacy and see if something like this is available here.

Tom Collins
Tom Collins
1 year ago

https://www.nytimes.com/2019/04/12/us/georgetown-reparations.html

I think you guys need to realize that the younger generatoion (better educated and more diverse) completely rejects your worldview.

Get ready to lose and lose and lose and lose and….

Mcleod
Mcleod
Reply to  Tom Collins
1 year ago

Generation Zyclon wants a word with you. Hell even most of the millennial men hate the ZOG. Who can blame them given what they did to the impressionable women. Damn dude, just at look at all those fat, angry, tatted up whores with wires hanging out of their noses tits and clits. Make no mistake, the ONLY thing holding this thing together is the bubble gum and baling wire of unsustainable debt. When that goes South, and it will, it’s gonna be ugly as hell for your world view. People are going to be angry, very very angry. Pensions gone.… Read more »

AltitudeZero
AltitudeZero
Reply to  Tom Collins
1 year ago

Hi, Tiny, how ya doin’? Still no life yet?

David_Wright
Member
Reply to  AltitudeZero
1 year ago

Here is a suspicion I have had for a long time regarding tiny (no caps for this asshole.) Could he be Steve Sailer?

Dutch
Dutch
Reply to  Tom Collins
1 year ago

The younger generation may reject our worldview, given that our worldview is a product of the lives we have lived, and they don’t have those life experiences to give them understanding. Our life view is occasionally cold hearted and selfish, but that is because we have been constantly beaten around the head and shoulders for all of life’s ills, deserved or not. At some point the whipped horse kicks back. We are not naturally cold hearted people, but we can’t win, even when we are generous or magnanimous. When we try to do good, we are often simply taken advantage… Read more »

King Tut
King Tut
Reply to  Tom Collins
1 year ago

Then why are you obsessing about us? Nobody wastes their energies on losers.

TomA
TomA
Reply to  Tom Collins
1 year ago

I very much hope you’re right. The quicker we hit bottom, the sooner we can start rebuilding from the ashes. Had Hilliary won in 2016, we likely would have begun the civil war already. As it is, we continue the slow slide toward a deeper bottom. The longer this takes, the worse will be the cataclysm when we get there.

Foment_rebellion
Foment_rebellion
Reply to  Tom Collins
1 year ago

better educated
If by “educated”, you mean lobotomized…

Factcheck: True
They’ll make great pets.

MemeWarVet
MemeWarVet
Reply to  Tom Collins
1 year ago

I’m actually glad Collins posts here. He’s a great reminder that 1) out enemies truly despise us and 2) they’re winning and they know it.

We get smart or the Somalis his like have imported will shove our grandchildren into mass graves.

Rod1963
Rod1963
Reply to  MemeWarVet
1 year ago

Indeed. The “muh gun” crowd needs to stop thinking that collecting guns and that by holding up in some trailer in Idaho is a solution. It isn’t. They will be tracked down and burnt out. They need to focus on squad level tactics and guerilla warfare methods and getting the biggest bang for the buck in terms of proper target selection.

Dutch
Dutch
1 year ago

A bit off topic, but reading the news yesterday, Trump had the audacity to recommend sending the illegals to the sanctuary cities. This brought out all the fainting and crying jags, and the “how could you even….”s. But thinking about it, it is the heart of humanitarianism to send these people where they are more safe and secure from deportation, right? Now the fact that Nancy Pelosi does not want these people on her constituents’ doorsteps is just a delicious irony. Trump should bring it on, it is exactly the sort of thing we need to be doing, turning their… Read more »

bilejones
Member
Reply to  Dutch
1 year ago

If I were Trump I’d be building section 8 housing all over Santa Monica.

Epaminondas
Member
Reply to  bilejones
1 year ago

“If I were Trump I’d be building section 8 housing all over Santa Monica.”

And Beverly Hills. Kennebunkport, too.

Yves Vannes
Yves Vannes
Member
Reply to  Dutch
1 year ago

It’s not that Pelosi doesn’t want more vibrancy in LA or SF, it’s that another million or two would hardly even be noticed. California is no longer part of Western Civilization. For Pelosi, the whole purpose of bringing in more bio-weapons is to tilt the balance in middle America, especially the small towns. Que pasa Peoria! ——- BTW, there is no way SF is 49% white unless white includes Arabs, white Hispanics, mixed mystery races, Jews and…the 15% of the population that is gay. Normal white Americans make up maybe 30% of the city. There’s been a bump up in… Read more »

Dutch
Dutch
Reply to  Yves Vannes
1 year ago

I’m sure Nancy is fine with more vibrancy in the Bay Area, but she does not want it in her neighborhood. Call her on it. You are exactly right, it is true that the illegals are weapons against Middle America, so let’s use humanitarian logic against that, too. It isn’t every day that we can support our own position and also take the humanitarian high ground. We need to grab it when we can. We are in a fight to the death, we need to use every weapon we have.

Tom Collins
Tom Collins
Reply to  Dutch
1 year ago

ignorant comment.

1. Sanctuary cities already have diversity and inclusion. Where diversity is needed is in the offensively white rural or/and red states and communities

2. It doesn’t even make sense. Its like asking anti-choice people to care for babies that have not been aborted

Dutch
Dutch
Reply to  Tom Collins
1 year ago

So in the name of “diversity everywhere”, you are going to insist that poor, friendless immigrants be sent to places in which they are more vulnerable to forced deportation, rather than to places that will protect them. What kind of heartless monster are you? In the name of some nebulous concept, you are going to make the most vulnerable people in our midst suffer greatly when they don’t need to?

Dutch
Dutch
Reply to  Tom Collins
1 year ago

So unwanted black babies should be executed? Does that also apply to the lonely, wandering homeless children and addicted or otherwise mentally impaired homeless adults who have nobody to care for them either? Why are you discriminating against innocent black infants in favor of white adults?

AltitudeZero
AltitudeZero
Reply to  Tom Collins
1 year ago

“Sanctuary cities already have diversity and inclusion”

Yeah, that’s why there’s sh*t all over the streets – it’s a dead givaway!

A.B Prosper
A.B Prosper
Reply to  Tom Collins
1 year ago

Well that’s honest enough. You think your guys get to decide our lives for us. Well what happens when enough of us say No and we do have the arms to make it happen? You do know that its basically impossible to reduce the number of arms in the Us without a civil war. we had total bans and there is little to know no compliance There aren’t enough troops in China much less the US to disarm people and more importantly a lot if us live next to you which kind of leaves out Salwell and his nukes not… Read more »

Fabian_Forge
Member
Reply to  Tom Collins
1 year ago

Ok this comment from TC(TD?) settles the question. I’ve suspected for some months that Tiny is, or has become, or is largely infiltrated by, a parody poster. This comment (in particular #2) in my opinion proves it. Parody.

Badthinker
Badthinker
Reply to  Tom Collins
1 year ago

So this poster is definitey a troll on the order of MillionDollarBonus_ on zero hedge, right? Should be writing for the Accredited Times.

Foment_rebellion
Foment_rebellion
Reply to  Tom Collins
1 year ago

Until you can’t take 1 step without smashing a fresh turd, and 10 without facing off with a swarthy newcomer with a knife, you’re not even close to diverse enough.

When you get in your car to drive to your job at Starbucks and find a family of 8 warming breakfast beans and tortillas in the backseat, you’re getting close.

Until then, you’ll take what your given.

Range Front Fault
Range Front Fault
Reply to  Dutch
1 year ago

Yes Dutch-Man! Had 100 years of SF Bay Area before the great jettison. Wish to see more than anything the great hypocritical politicians and ex-friends of said Fluffy Bunny land experience the dump of the great unwashed other ejected into their neighborhoods. So don’t give a flying crap that SF is “diverse.” Dump right in their neighborhoods. 90210 down south. Napa Valley and Pelosi Acres, Nob Hill, Downtown and the Castro, Berkeley Hills, the Peninsula south to high-tech valley, Orinda-Moraga-Walnut Creek-Blackhawk-Alamo. Right in their neighborhoods. Dump ‘em! Right there! (What do you mean Manuel the lawn mowing guy has set… Read more »

bilejones
Member
1 year ago

Are there meant to be 2 links for “Tribal Loyalty” in the shownotes? if so, #2 is broken.

Liberal Disdain
Liberal Disdain
1 year ago

I have such a love-hate relationship with this blog. I love the content, agree 100% and the podcast is awesome, incredibly professional.

But then after I listen or read I am so depressed, there is no hope. Even in my circle, I am the only one who holds these views, and naturally, the undercurrent is I am a white supremacist.

I feel like a bipolar follower, first so happy, then so sad. Do you think I could qualify for disability on mental grounds and get a check and food stamps?

The Babe
The Babe
Member
Reply to  Liberal Disdain
1 year ago

The redpill and the blackpill always sit close together.

Range Front Fault
Range Front Fault
Reply to  Liberal Disdain
1 year ago

A lot of us in the same place! Rather like someone close dying. You wake up in morning and for a minute the world is normal, then you startle remember someone close died and cortisol/adrenaline starts squirting throughout the body. You are consumed with great loss….from the heart to throughout the body, with a listless anxiousness. The body slowly with time settles down to half-anxious. Your old frame of life is gone. Sometimes I take the new “incomming” and put it on a mental shelf and walk away. Sometimes I take a walk. Am returning to Tai Chi Chih. Attach… Read more »

Compsci
Compsci
Reply to  Range Front Fault
1 year ago

Quite profound. If one plays this game 24×7, one must become as crazy as the opposition. Learn to compartmentalize. The war is never ending, but the battles are infrequent—between them, learn to live life as pleasantly as possible.

Rod1963
Rod1963
Reply to  Liberal Disdain
1 year ago

Enjoy life now, treasure it and loved ones, build happy memories. You only live once. Learn useful skills while we have peace. Get fit if you aren’t already and make like minded friends. You will need them.

But prepare for the eventuality it will blow up in the not to distant future.

Vegetius
Vegetius
1 year ago

The troll formerly known only as Spectre was doxed because someone recognized his voice. Your voice is far more distinctive than his.

bilejones
Member
Reply to  thezman
1 year ago

Or the far more likely one of you are who you are and the blog is from a brain double,

Vegetius
Vegetius
Reply to  thezman
1 year ago

Body doubles, helium, Nixon masks or a powder-blue wig: whatever Double-O Z needs to keep doing what your doing.

Pinochet
Pinochet
Reply to  Vegetius
1 year ago

No his former girlfriend gave him up. Hell hath no fury, etc.

Kentucky Headhunter
Kentucky Headhunter
1 year ago

I don’t think anybody who knew about the FBI/DOJ conspiracy “forgot” about it, they just don’t believe that anything is going to be done about it. We didn’t forget about “Whitewater”, the email server, Uranium One, “more flexibility after the election”, etc, etc, etc… We just know, like you say later on, that the laws are only for the little guys.

TomA
TomA
Reply to  Kentucky Headhunter
1 year ago

One of the benefits of a double-standard that excuses the criminal elites from the equal application of justice for all is that the rule book goes out the window. When the fight gets real, those pansies are likely to regret it when no one else is playing by the rules.

Federalist
Federalist
1 year ago

Damn, Z. You were on fire in this podcast. I was disappointed with having to go without the podcast last week, but your vacation made the podcast better (and it was already excellent).

Grace
1 year ago

Thank you for for your constancy and for making time for your readers and listeners.

miforest
Member
1 year ago

my fear is that america about to repeat the intra war years too , but\y not for Germany , for Russia! murderous leftist ideology run amok. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gVWGWCdaqjM&bpctr=1555043494

A.B Prosper
A.B Prosper
Reply to  miforest
1 year ago

Mass murder is the norm under Leftism and any other utopian industrial age philosophy One we gained enough automation, urbanization and lose enough Christian faith the value of human life declines precipitously This started in the 18th century, maybe a bit earlier though it was driven by overcrowding then as much as the others. its reached its apex in 1965 In the end though humanity has overshot its social and physical carrying capacity which is shown in half a century of population decline without any likelihood of stopping any time soon. In a few hundred years I suspect fairly serious… Read more »

John Perry
Member
1 year ago

On the prohibition against concealed dirks or daggers in Cali, it’s possible that the law is from the olden days of rowdy miners, gamblers, and prostitutes. San Francisco was home to a couple of prominent knifemakers known for their push daggers.

Rod1963
Rod1963
Reply to  John Perry
1 year ago

Generally as I understand it, dirks or Fairbarin style Daggers are viewed as killing weapons as opposed to your typical single sided blade. Funny thing is they’ve fallen out of fashion for killers. The big thing now is machetes(Hispanic influence) and just plain old knives of various kinds. I think the Tongs still use meat cleavers, at least in China they do. If a man is going to wear a MAGA hat he needs to carry a stout walking stick. or cane.say made out a good hardwood and know how to use it as a weapon. It’s the one thing… Read more »

Saml Adams
Saml Adams
Reply to  Rod1963
1 year ago

Look up James LaFond. Wrote quite a bit on the art of stick fighting. Some available on Amazon. Decent straight hickory replacement handles can easily be found at Home Depot.

Member
1 year ago

Glad your trip was good, glad you’re back. Happy to hear my favorite podcast words: “Let’s get started!”

Allergies, yes. Some swear by this: every day eat a little honey that is locally grown. It should contain local pollen; helps build up an immunity.

PVvanderByl
PVvanderByl
1 year ago

I was a bit surprised when I heard you speak on podcasts as well. But it was because I expected you to sound more like a Southerner (I thought you grew up in Virginia) from a working class background (IIRC from various posts). To me, you sounded like an upper middle class guy from somewhere along the Acela line. Obviously, I am referring to your accent and not the substance of your remarks.

LineInTheSand
LineInTheSand
1 year ago

Off Topic: A possible leading indicator is that my dear Mom, who worships Rachel Maddow, just confessed to me that she agrees with Trump that the country is full. I’m speechless that she would defy her lesbian goddess Rachel. But she did, at least temporarily. Could other detestable, idiot liberals, like my dear Mom, agree with Trump that the country is full?

Range Front Fault
Range Front Fault
Reply to  LineInTheSand
1 year ago

Savour the moment. Glad you lived long enough to witness!

Compsci
Compsci
Reply to  LineInTheSand
1 year ago

The country is not “full”—at least that’s not the complete explanation for shutting down illegal immigration. Ignoring cultural considerations for the moment, in a high tech, 1st world society such as what we aspire to continue as, there can never be too many high IQ, well educated individuals. Of course, we all know this or we would not be frequenters of this blog. I’m surprised Z-man lets this statement by Trump go by without such focused comment. Of course, that is the trade off one has to make to produce a commentary which doesn’t run off into the weeds and… Read more »

Compsci
Compsci
Reply to  thezman
1 year ago

Culling of the low IQ, not the high or above the mean IQ—especially, those with 1+ SD above the mean who are the ones capable of a rigorous college education in STEM. Those are your future automationists and your support structure for technology.

This is why I have spoken out for an elimination of welfare a we know it. It promotes the unproductive at the expense of the productive. However, even in this group, there are those who are against such—even though the evidence of an unsustainable system is obvious to all.

Rod1963
Rod1963
Reply to  Compsci
1 year ago

CivNats like Sailer and globalists like Charles Murray love to promote this lie that all high IQ peeps are interchangeable. They aren’t. You do realize we made most of the high tech and scientific innovations occurred without importing masses of high caste Hindus and Chinamen. Importing their high IQ peeps only serve to depress wages and working conditions and eventually leads to whites being frozen out of high tech altogether. Silicon Valley is now 75% foreign born. Innovation has pretty much ceased and now they focus on data mining and producing disposable consumer electronic devices. Look what’s happening in our… Read more »

Compsci
Compsci
Reply to  Rod1963
1 year ago

Rod, that’s not my impression from years on the inside. Whites were not frozen out of the STEM fields in my University. Whites were simply too damn lazy or stupid to compete. They all wanted to be symbol manipulators and get Business degrees. The foreign students we selected for admission were better wrt entrance criteria and education. To my knowledge there never was a situation where a limited number of student “slots” were filled by foreigners and Americans were turned away. This may possibly be the case with some elite private schools—god knows how damn crazy they are getting with… Read more »

Yves Vannes
Yves Vannes
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Reply to  Compsci
1 year ago

You sound like the NYT’s Bret Stevens. Looking for good corporate citizens. He wrote an article advocating deporting legacy Americans and replacing them with ambitious foreigners. Tongue in cheek, but not really. Local Asians are largely driven by avarice: money grubbing and position. They don’t give a damn and are unaffected by the decay and endless attacks on our culture because it isn’t theirs. Foreign students from Asia come from largely homogeneous well functioning traditional civilizations. Our kids have been brow beat since they were toddlers. They’ve been spoon fed a culture of brainless degeneracy while being left ignorant of… Read more »

Badthinker
Badthinker
Reply to  Yves Vannes
1 year ago

Neither India nor China should be considered “well functioning” civilizations.

LineInTheSand
LineInTheSand
Reply to  Compsci
1 year ago

Compsci, do you support high IQ nationalism, the belief that smart people of all races should form an identity group?

Non-white people, including Jews, seem to have a stronger racial identity than an “IQ identity.” I’m unsure how to test this hypothesis, but I guess that most high IQ non-whites identity more strongly with their low IQ co-ethnics than with high IQ people of other races. If so, then high IQ nationalism is impossible.

If high IQ nationalism succeeds, won’t it reduce to Jews and Asians fighting each other for racial dominance of whatever polity they share?

Whiskey
Whiskey
Reply to  Compsci
1 year ago

We are indeed full, and we have roughly 110 million more people, mostly non-White, than we can afford. During WWII we had roughly 220 million people. This increased somewhat during the baby boom to 250 million people, give or take, before the 1965 Open Borders – get Whitey Act. This was crucial to America’s stability. It allowed enough real estate that was desirable enough for Whites to flee cities as Segregation ended and Jim Crow no longer had an iron hand on Black violence against Whites (no one cared about Black on Black violence during Segregation). This bought social peace… Read more »

LineInTheSand
LineInTheSand
Reply to  Whiskey
1 year ago

Whiskey’s post above did not criticize women even once. Who are you and what have you done with the real Whiskey?

Primi Pilus
Primi Pilus
Reply to  Whiskey
1 year ago

WWII: 130m (1940) — 140m (1945)

TomA
TomA
1 year ago

Just finished the podcast. Enjoyable and informative as always, but perhaps I detect a slight darkness in your tone. You seem a bit more aggrieved by the bozos than usual. with references to smiting them as the opportunities arise. FWIW, the parasite cohort continues to grow rapidly (and that is regrettable), but no one starts out wanting to become a parasite. They are largely seduced into it by the elites (who do so with deliberate intent and malice). That is where I place my ire.

dad29
1 year ago

Re: the term “Judaeo-Christian”: while it is a neologism, a compelling argument can be made for its liceity by understanding that ONLY the Jewish and Christian GOD is actually God. No other world religion recognizes God in the same way as do Jews and Christians–that is, as a God Who intervenes in history. The other ‘gods’ are “watchmakers” like the one of the Masons.

However, the commonality only applies to those Jews who still operate under the rules of the Torah. Reform- and Liberal- need not apply.

Badthinker
Badthinker
Reply to  dad29
1 year ago

And all those Orthodox that focus on the Talmud? Pretty much all modern Judaism is simply a derivative of the Phariasee sect that had Jesus crucified.

bilejones
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Reply to  dad29
1 year ago

It’s with drivel like this that the West earns its demise.

Foment_rebellion
Foment_rebellion
1 year ago

Z comes back from trips to former commie countries based as fuck.

MemeWarVet
MemeWarVet
Reply to  Foment_rebellion
1 year ago

And quite a bit more JWoke than usual

Mencken Libertarian
Mencken Libertarian
1 year ago

I’ll be at the Mencken Club meeting this fall. Hope I don’t get punched.

Badthinker
Badthinker
Reply to  Mencken Libertarian
1 year ago

If you do, you’ll know why.

LineInTheSand
LineInTheSand
1 year ago

It’s unfortunate that Z tried to shame the J3wish writer Michelle Goldberg by invoking the Holocaust. Even if we accept for the sake of argument the Holocaust narrative, this rhetorical maneuver is just DR3 in a different context, with even less chance of persuading anyone.

Member
1 year ago

Very disappointing to hear Z pretending that “Judeo-Christian” isn’t real.

Every Christian Bible I’ve ever seen includes the Jewish Torah, right up front. Every Christian preacher I’ve ever known preaches from those books of the Torah.

No, Christians aren’t identical to Jews. But they are both people “of the book”. Lots of overlap. Lots of agreement. Lots of common values.

Badthinker
Badthinker
Reply to  ffarkle
1 year ago

So be sure to advertise your Islamo Christian values to the world as well. It makes the same amount of sense as Judeo Christian.

Conewago
Conewago
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1 year ago

Your criticism of “Judeo-Christian” is 100% correct

However, modern Judaism and Islam have a lot more in common than we might think.

http://www.culturewars.com/2018/Gardinerreview.htm