The Knock At The Door

I used to tell people all the time that if you have a chance to listen to Greg Cochran speak, you should take it, as he is probably the smartest person you will ever hear. Cochran has excelled in two fields, physics and anthropology. The former requires a very big brain in order to gain entry. In the case of anthropology, many of the people in the field are crazy or sociopaths. To be an exception and contribute to the stock of human knowledge, requires a rare combination of curiosity and blinkered indifference to social pressure.

Cochran has contributed three very important ideas that may not be correct, but they open up new avenues to understanding human evolution and biological diversity. In the book The 10,000 Year Explosion, he and his partner, the late Henry Harpending, explained how agriculture and human settlement accelerated human evolution. This explains local differences in skin color, eye color, hair texture disease resistance and other genetic differences in human populations. It also explains personality and cognitive differences.

Another idea, one that has received less positive press, is Cochran’s theory that homosexuality must be caused by something outside of evolution. For example, a pathogen that sets off a chain of events in the womb resulting in the child being a homosexual. Cochran points out that the observed level of exclusive homosexuality means genes cannot be the cause of homosexuality.The fitness cost of genes ‘for’ homosexuality being too great. Natural selection would have eliminated the gene.

His “gay germ” idea is controversial and it could be completely wrong, at least in the case of homosexuality. It’s utility is really in how it changes thinking about human disease and the treatment of those diseases. Take something like Alzheimer’s disease. Researchers have spent decades laboring under the assumption it is genetic, but have had little success in finding any proof. Well, what if the cause is something like a pathogen that sets of the process in the brain? What if cardiovascular disease is caused by pathogens?

That’s a huge and controversial idea, but it probably is not the one that most scandalizes the moral authorities. Cochran is most infamous for his work on Ashkenazi IQ. A dozen years ago, he and his partner Henry Harpending published The Natural History of Ashkenazi Intelligence. In it they argue that Ashkenazi ████inherit higher verbal and mathematical intelligence than other ethnic groups, on the basis of inherited diseases and the peculiar economic situation of Ashkenazi ████in the Middle Ages.

The paper is controversial for three reasons. One is the heretical idea that IQ is a real thing that can be measured. Worse yet, they claim intelligence is heritable, which means it is largely immutable. Smart parents have smart kids. Both ideas are against everything we believe and probably a direct threat to our democracy. It’s not who we are. Only very bad people think that human diversity is the result of biology. Everyone knows that racism is the cause of all the bad differences, while diversity is the cause of the good differences.

That’s bad enough, but the most outrageous aspect of the paper is that it focuses on the special people and that’s not allowed. Even mentioning them in a direct way is justifiably forbidden now. After all, the Nazis started noticing these people, talking about their “group differences” and before long the Holocaust! The fact that racists and white supremacists often reference this paper is proof enough that it should be banned, the authors forced to confess and then they should be hurled into the void as a lesson to others.

If further proof is needed, this post on Greg Cochran’s blog should be enough. The post itself is just one sentence long, but in the nearly 200 comments, Cochran counter signals Holocaust skeptics so hard he probably sprained something while banging away at the keyboard. Clearly, it is the sign of a guilty conscience. At the minimum, it suggests he is worried that the morality police will be coming for him soon. He hopes that his outburst can be presented at his trial and he will be given a reprieve. Good luck with that pal.

All joking aside, the post and the comments are a hilarious bit of Boomer posting. Ron Unz is an eccentric guy and he is prone to conspiracy theories. It’s hard to know how much he believes them. He could just find them intellectually titillating, like reading a very clever crime novel.  I get the sense that he is fascinated by the fact there is an official narrative and it is ruthlessly enforced. Almost all Americans struggle with the bit of reality. Either way, the worst you should say about Ron Unz is that he is a harmless weirdo.

Casual indifference is never allowed in a theocracy, at least with regards to the moral codes. You are either enthusiastically on the right side of the question or you are an enemy of the faith. There can be no middle ground. Maybe Cochran is worried that the authorities will be coming for him soon, so he is hoping to inoculate himself against charge of insufficient signalling against antisemitism. Like a lot of Boomers, he still thinks we live in a rule based society and that you can appeal to reason when defending yourself.

He would deny this and probably threaten to punch me in the nose for suggesting it, but false consciousness is common with many old white men. Just look at the comment thread in that post. Why are people in 2018 so worked up about something that happened 80 years ago in a foreign country? The cultural and ideological processes of the neo-liberal age blind people to their own motivations. You can be sure that the people commenting on that post felt great about it, but they never bothered to wonder why.

All that aside, they will be coming for Greg Cochran soon enough. If he is lucky, the non-binary, gender non-specific persons of uterus from the campus committee on inclusion will only require him to wear a dunce cap on campus. Maybe they will make him recant what he said about Cordelia Fine, peace be upon her. It’s only a matter of time and appeals to reason will have no impact, because we live in an unreasonable age, ruled by ridiculous people. One day, there will be a knock on the door and they will have come for Cochran.

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Monty James
1 year ago

“One day, there will be a knock on the door and they will have come for Cochran.”

I can always count on you for a perky start to my day.

Member
Reply to  Monty James
1 year ago

I wouldn’t worry about Cochran ,Z. Install a peep hole in your doors.

Mcleod
Mcleod
1 year ago

As soon as it dawns on the leftists of the world that race realism is what’s holding back their utopia the shit’s gonna hit the fan. It’ll be the evil white people standing between the leftists and the black population. Margaret Sanger anyone?

calsdad
calsdad
Reply to  Mcleod
1 year ago

Wouldn’t that just be coming full circle?

Rod1963
Rod1963
Reply to  Mcleod
1 year ago

No, they still want us dead and gone. It won’t change. Because they’re Po-Mo’s/hilhilists and hate hierarchies and white society is the most hierarchical of them all. Hence it has to be destroyed and their suicidal agenda. Most of this can be traced back to the French Po-Mo’s like Derrida and Foucault who were embrace by Western academia with open arms. The cultural Marxism is just a tool to accomplish it. This is why it’s totally useless to converse with them. If you watch Laura Ingraham or Hannity, they are always flummoxed by these cultists(and they are cultists) because facts… Read more »

Toddy Cat
Toddy Cat
1 year ago

As one of the people who commented on that post, I can tell you that I didn’t get any particular virtue-rush out of it. I just think that saying stupid shit like “the Holocaust never happened” hurts our side, and I wish that Unz would knock it off with the tinfoil hat stuff. Had he stopped at saying that discussing the historical accuracy of the popular account of the Holocaust shouldn’t be a crime, or grounds for expulsion from polite society, and that some Jewish organizations have shamelessly used it to promote a political agenda and stifle needed debate, and… Read more »

Kodos
Kodos
Reply to  Toddy Cat
1 year ago

Agreed. You have singled out the two “revisionist” perspectives that I think should be permitted: reasonable reconsideration of numbers of people, places, methods, etc. (not arguing for “zero” or “it never happened at all”), and pointing out the exploitation of the event to avoid criticism of Israel or Jewish public figures.

Toddy Cat
Toddy Cat
Reply to  thezman
1 year ago

I wouldn’t argue with that – as someone once said, “The true history of the 1960’s has yet to be written”. But I’d be willing to be a substantial amount that the Holocaust is not going to be found to be a hoax.

calsdad
calsdad
Reply to  Toddy Cat
1 year ago

I’ve thought for quite some time that the whole Holocaust issue has been approached the wrong way. The Holocaust aggrievement complex has cast the story as one where the bad Germans just woke up one day and decided to kill all the Jews. Seems like the best retort to that fable that a lot of people could come up with – was to just deny that it happened at all. Given race reality – and the realities around who we see screwing with society in the current day – I think it’s much more productive to start talking about WHY… Read more »

Pimpkin's Nephew
Pimpkin's Nephew
Reply to  Toddy Cat
1 year ago

It’s arguable that the history of the 1960s was written a century earlier – by Tocqueville.

bpromethiusb
bpromethiusb
Reply to  Toddy Cat
1 year ago

not a hoax, many innocent people died, both jew and many others, but Weimar Germany was sickening. i wonder if anyone has fisked the assertions made here:
https://www.veteranstoday.com/2013/09/24/sexual-decadence-weimar-germany/

Lorenzo
Lorenzo
Reply to  thezman
1 year ago

Z, I would modify that. The wacky ideas came from the likes of Rousseau, Marx, and the Progressives of the late 19th and early 20th Centuries. They were spread and implemented in the 1960s but were developed well before then.

Reziac
Reziac
Reply to  thezman
1 year ago

The real question becomes: which side will get to do the revising?

Dave
Dave
Reply to  Toddy Cat
1 year ago

Unz is clearly an autist, or close to it. If there are a lot of uncomfortable facts undermining a particular narrative, he sees no reason to abide by that narrative’s boundaries. He sees numbers and equations and factoids, and emotion and/or history be damned. He literally doesn’t get why people would be upset that he said the Holocaust might not be a thing. Let’s be honest, there are gaping holes in many of the cherished myths that our society is founded on. Racial differences, and the way our entire society contorts itself to deal with them, is one such example.… Read more »

RippedTopShelf
Member
Reply to  Dave
1 year ago

The only thing I believe about those events is that our government and news media will do everything possible to prevent the truth from being revealed.

pyrrhus
pyrrhus
Reply to  Toddy Cat
1 year ago

As another commenter on Cochran’s post, I merely observed the well known fact that the Holocaust industry has embellished things quite a lot, as has been established by numerous investigators, some of them jews…..It was a weird post because Cochran owes Ron Unz big time. Ron gave him 600k for the blog a while back.

Glen Filthie
Glen Filthie
Member
1 year ago

It used to be my conviction that homosexuality was exclusively the result of poor genetics combined with poor parenting. When my own daughter came home from school as a militant lesbian SJW I had that theory shoved up my arse. Sideways. I still believe that but think that nowadays many kids accept homosexuality and adopt it as a means of rebelling against their parents and peers. The schools encourage this as do most progs. The gay gene won’t edit itself out any more than those responsible for any number of other inheritable illnesses. I am glad that certain genetics skip… Read more »

Brenden Frost
Brenden Frost
Reply to  Glen Filthie
1 year ago

But wouldn’t that result in a reversal as the supposed gay person matures/ages?

Severian
Reply to  thezman
1 year ago

There’s a story, probably apocryphal, that when Parliament wanted to make some changes to the sodomy laws back in 1850 or whenever, they included a bit about lesbianism. Queen Victoria herself made them cut it, as she refused to believe such a thing was possible. (PS I spent many years in a college town. I know from lesbians, and the vast majority of them are undergrad girls who aren’t quiiiiiite cute enough to really compete for the dwindling supply of heterosexual guys. They’ll go straight the minute they hit the workaday world and their prospects improve).

Ursula
Ursula
Reply to  Severian
1 year ago

But now their lesbian experiences become part of these girls and she brings that baggage with her to her marriage, which is disrespectful and unhealthy, I think. I guess I’m a prude but to me, it’s a really big deal, the idea of being intimate with another woman. It makes me nauseous just thinking about it. Each intimate encounter becomes a part of you. The body is a temple. We’ve got to get control of our degenerate schools so we can prevent them filling our children’s heads with ideas about how wonderful and normal it is to be gay.

Knock knock= masked infiltrator?
Knock knock= masked infiltrator?
Reply to  thezman
1 year ago

Both are blind! “Dark too dark to see,” lol I believe there is a genetic link or predisposition to homosexuality. Many people on one side of my family are gay and no known on the other side. If you knew the people in question, environment seems certainly not a factor. There are multifactorial genetic complexes that are not yet fully understood, in other words it need not be a single easily identified mutation at a particular spot as with sickle cell. Many gay people, perhaps a majority, are married and/or have children based on my observations. I was wondering about… Read more »

Ivan
Ivan

Male homosexuality is defection from the Y chromosome. The gene is on the X chromosome. Evidenced by homosexuals political sympathy for women even though they are sexually attracted to masculinity. Homosexual men increase the reproduction potential of familial females and their malady is propogated through the X chromosome. The gene is latent until triggered by poor male development (lack of testosterone) or environmental stimulus (lack of access to females).

Lesbians can’t be homosexual in the same way because they have no Y chromosome to defect from.

Holiday Inn
Holiday Inn
Reply to  Ivan
1 year ago

Cochran addressed this. If your theory were true you’d see different inheritance patterns.

Holiday Inn
Holiday Inn
Reply to  Ivan
1 year ago

And don’t take my word for it. Ask Cochran on his blog. He often responds.

Knock knock epistle
Knock knock epistle

He also called or something: rem the guns and roses cover has the phone call ”you better start sniffing your tattered libido..” which also contains a hint…SNIFFING

Glenfilthie
Glenfilthie
Member
Reply to  thezman
1 year ago

I dunno if there are any rules you can make about them Z. I used to follow my daughter on the net, I saw the people she talked to and I saw what they were saying.
Some blogger – might have been you – said that homosexuality was a fashionable mental illness. I believe that one is at least 50% right and probably closer to 100%. Genetics can play a role in mental illness but who knows. I can’t figure it out and don’t particularly want to, unless the discussion includes cures.

Glenfilthie
Glenfilthie
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Reply to  thezman
1 year ago

Most want YOU to be miserable too….

Cloudswrest
Cloudswrest
Reply to  thezman
1 year ago

Steve Sailer wrote an essay 24 years ago called, “Why lesbians aren’t gay.”

https://www.unz.com/isteve/why-lesbians-arent-gay/

Rich Bigly
Rich Bigly
Reply to  thezman
1 year ago

One thing I don’t see mentioned yet is the trend of childhood physical/sexual abuse contributing to homosexuality. In less PC times it was the macabre punchline to the question of “how do gays reproduce?” It’s certainly not the only way, but it’s a major factor from what I’ve seen. The gay men with whom I’ve personally been close friends all had a history of being molested as children. They’re usually happy to talk about it if there’s a mutual trust and the direction of the conversation is relevant. @masked-infiltrator Could this explain the discrepancy in the prevalence of homosexuals on… Read more »

Saml Adams
Saml Adams
Reply to  thezman
1 year ago

I don’t think I’ve ever met a Smith grad that did not chalk up a couple years of lesbian duty in school. I think they get credit for it.

Ganderson
Ganderson
Reply to  thezman
1 year ago

I see this in high school age girls – many girls who, while not particularly attractive, but OK looking find that “being gay” is a good alternative. Less pressure, and lots of positive reinforcement from the school’s teachers and administrators. My fear is that many of these girls will grow up to be childless and embittered- behold our Cat Lady future.

Whitney
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Reply to  thezman
1 year ago

In between Obama’s first election and his inauguration I was living on a beach in Thailand that you could only get to by boat that was populated by the privileged children of Western Europe who all hated their culture. I was like a snake in their Garden. One young British man who who had been in Afghanistan with the British Army came up to me one day and asked me if I was bisexual. I said no I like men. He said all the other women seem to be bisexual on this island and why was that. I tried to… Read more »

Dutch
Dutch
Reply to  Glen Filthie
1 year ago

Kids want to be “special”, and in the pecking order of female college life, lesbianism is “special” indeed.

Chaotic Neutral
Chaotic Neutral
Reply to  Dutch
1 year ago

Agree. It’s a common phenomenon for girls to use lesbianism as a defense against “no guys ask me out.” Also this relates to fag hags, females who hang out around known male homosexuals in order to simulate having dates. But I don’t think any male heterosexual would pretend to be gay(unless to get into the girls locker room). The stigma is just too huge.

Ganderson
Ganderson
Reply to  Chaotic Neutral
1 year ago

I don’t think that women are as repulsed by female gayness as men are male gayness.
And, in one of her better, observations, Cathy Griffin noted that most lesbians are not what the porn industry presents- think Rosie O’Donnell and KD Lang,

james wilson
james wilson
Reply to  Glen Filthie
1 year ago

The first two weeks in the development of an embryo contain a series of spectacular chemical fireworks, including one triggering the sex of said tiny expanding universe, from none to one. Mistakes are made, and if that is the cause it would seem indistinguishable from genetic. Contra Zman, dykes are often born, although there are less of them than there are of teh ghey.

Dtbb
Dtbb
Reply to  james wilson
1 year ago

I have dated three women with twin brothers. The brothers were gay. For what it’s worth.

Old Surfer
Old Surfer
Reply to  Dtbb
1 year ago

Two of the significant others in my life were a matched set, a beautiful lesbian and her gay brother. The woman was bisexual, but preferred women, her brother not so much. I thought it was interesting that they were both inverted.
There is a theory that siblings born later in the family are prone to being gay, my youngest brother, #4, is gay, the rest of us not so much. FWIW, I am the oldest, and the one who flew hang-gliders , surfed big waves and sailed offshore. More testosterone early on?

pyrrhus
pyrrhus
Reply to  Glen Filthie
1 year ago

The other fact about homosexuality cited by Cochran and Harpending in support of their theory is that it is virtually unknown among primitive peoples, suggesting that it is a disease of civilization…But it is indisputable that homosexuality cannot be strictly genetic, because gays don’t have enough kids, and those genes would have disappeared millennia ago…

Old Surfer
Old Surfer
Reply to  pyrrhus
1 year ago

It’s rampant in Polynesia, and being Mahu just puts you in a different social role. I think this was true way back in history, not a recent development.

Carrie
Reply to  Glen Filthie
1 year ago

@Glen Filthie, That must be tough to deal with: an SJW daughter who CHOOSES lesbianism. There may be a case for genetics, but I’d lay down a serious amount of dosh on the theory that acting on same-sex attraction (for both males and females) is a CHOICE CHOICE CHOICE. And unfortunately, these days our culture encourages it. No eight year old girl (aside from being a tomboy) has the developmental concept to WANT to become a boy. it’s fed into her brain by the mentally unstable adults around her. Jeez, I can only wonder what might have become of me,… Read more »

TomA
TomA
1 year ago

Enough handwringing about all that is wrong in the world. Yes, the parasitic fraction of the population is ascendant and becoming more powerful and violent with each passing day. But all is not hopeless. There are effective strategies for countering the tyranny of the parasite, and the productive fraction of society (though shrinking) is still quite formidable. Keep in mind that we either prevail or the species goes down the shitter (as evolution dictates).

LineInTheSand
LineInTheSand
Reply to  TomA
1 year ago

TomA, many of your posts show that you believe that the fundamental issue we face is the productive against the parasitic. You don’t see that race binds people together far more tightly than their productivity. In other words, if you had a community of producers, it would still fracture on racial lines. The non-white producers would still insist that their people were being discriminated against. The chosen producers would still insist on open borders and fealty to Israel. Productivity is not identity.

TomA
TomA
Reply to  LineInTheSand
1 year ago

The different races evolved in different environments, hence the differences between each component of the species. For example, blacks are well suited for living in sub-Saharan Africa and Scandinavians are well suited for living in the high Northern latitudes. These traits evolved over very long time intervals. That is reality. Regardless of race, being a parasite is a bad thing and is bad for the species. This is foundational.

Severian
1 year ago

Re: Holocaust denial, that’s where our Education Kommissars have really done us a favor, if you think about it. Back when I started teaching, I used to joke that “the day a student asks me if those bad guys in the “Call of Duty” games were really real is the day I start shooting heroin.” By the time I retired, I was actively looking for a dealer. So far as the upcoming generation is concerned, “the Holocaust” may as well be “the silence of the lambs,” “the running of the bulls,” or “who’s on first?” — just ooga booga words… Read more »

Bruno the Arrogant
Bruno the Arrogant
Reply to  thezman
1 year ago

Definitely the history of WWII changed sometime in the 1970s. I don’t remember hearing the word “Holocaust” anytime before then, and it certainly wasn’t taught in the 1960s when I was in grade school. Sure, we were told about the concentration camps, but mostly as a footnote, it wasn’t taught as a major feature of the war. It wasn’t even part of the popular culture surrounding the war. Watch any of the many WWII serials of the 1960s – Combat!, Rat Patrol, etc., and you hear nary a word about it. Two things in historical popular media that are conspicuous… Read more »

Dutch
Dutch
Reply to  Bruno the Arrogant
1 year ago

I’m guessing that because the people who served in WW2 dominated the conversations for the first few decades, the focus of the conversations was the lives lived in the war, what happened to them, how they coped (my high school biology teacher had interesting stories about being a POW of the Japanese). Now, as those people have gotten old and died off, we get concepts. Instead of “The Best Years of Our Lives”, we get Holocaust this and Holocaust that.

Toddy Cat
Toddy Cat
Reply to  Dutch
1 year ago

This. I knew all about the mass killing of the Jews when I was growing up in the 1960’s, but it was just regarded as one more evil thing that the Nazis did, and certainly in no way tarred the US. As noted above, all this began to change in the 1970’s

Ivan
Ivan
Reply to  Bruno the Arrogant
1 year ago

As a gifted and early developing child of the 1990’s, my earliest influences were Exodus by Leon Uris, multiple books about holocaustianity, and the television series Roots.

Didn’t take me long to get tired of the bullshit and turn to fiction and internet sleuthing. When people tell me about religion I ask why a guy who lived 2,000 years ago is relevant when people like me have been around for 400,000 years.

Severian
Reply to  Ivan
1 year ago

I had the same experience, Z Man. My grandfather was flagrant in his hatred for the Japanese until his dying day. His buddies down at the Legion hall who were in the ETO, on the other hand, had nothing but respect for the Germans (even the horribly rayciss ones in the Waffen SS).

Pimpkin's Nephew
Pimpkin's Nephew
Reply to  Bruno the Arrogant
1 year ago

This is all true if you ignore film and books. Examples: The Search (1948), The Young Lions (1958), Kapo (1960), Judgement at Nuremberg (1961), The Pawnbroker (1964) – all terrific pictures, in my opinion – were out there before ‘Hogan’s Heroes’ had even started production; I loved – and still love – that show. For me, Obama was always ‘President Klink’ (if not ‘President Baxter’) and I’ll bet some of you know what I mean. Still, it was a tasteless and silly show for those who lived through the bad stuff in WW2. My father found HH thoroughly offensive; he… Read more »

Pimpkin's Nephew
Pimpkin's Nephew
Reply to  Pimpkin's Nephew
1 year ago

The ‘romanticism of the holocaust’, however, didn’t get going in popular media until the 1978 production of ‘Holocaust’ – launching (ironically) the careers of both Meryl Streep AND our guy, James Woods; throw in the publication of Wouk’s Winds of War and War and Remembrance, and IT WAS ON. This was when the holocaust became a ‘genre’, like westerns or detective flicks.

Both ‘Roots’ and ‘Holocaust’ set down the rules for proper historical thought among late Boomers and early Gen-Xers.

Cloudswrest
Cloudswrest
Reply to  Pimpkin's Nephew
1 year ago

On a related note, MASH came on TV the year before I started HS. Throughout HS I thought it was a funny, and entertaining TV show. As an adult though I now find it unwatchable with its Leftist propaganda.

pyrrhus
pyrrhus
Reply to  Bruno the Arrogant
1 year ago

The “Holocaust”, with a capital H, wasn’t even in many references before the 1980s…that’s what Jewish media power has accomplished in the last 40 years.

Pimpkin's Nephew
Pimpkin's Nephew
Reply to  pyrrhus
1 year ago

The real power lies in turning a dictionary word into an incantation, then ‘trademarking’ it.

Many genocides, but only one ‘Holocaust’. I take your point.

Chaotic Neutral
Chaotic Neutral
Reply to  thezman
1 year ago

It’s related to Zionism. The American Jewish community got much more on board with Zionism after the Yom Kippur and 8 days wsrs in the early 70s(I can’t keep them straight). Perhaps it also had something to do with the rising intellectual clarity of the neoconservatives. Whatever the truth of the events, their importance as an argument for the necessity of Zionism is what changed in the late 70s to the present.

Toddy Cat
Toddy Cat
Reply to  Chaotic Neutral
1 year ago

Yes, true, my Dad fought against the Germans, and he said that they were good soldiers, althought he had no use for Nazis. His friends who served in the Pacific hated the Japanese with the intensity of a thousand suns…

Pimpkin's Nephew
Pimpkin's Nephew
Reply to  Toddy Cat
1 year ago

My father worked the MacArthur route from northern Australia, through New Guinea, the Admiralty Islands, eventually the Battle of Leyte Gulf, as an AA commander; his outfit shot down a few enemy aircraft and part of his job was working through the wreckage of downed planes, leafing through documents, including the wallets of the dead crewmen, where he found pictures of children, wives, mothers, etc., and I never heard dad say that he despised the enemy. That said, when the a-bombs dropped, and he could see a route back home, he was all in. There is a fine line between… Read more »

LineInTheSand
LineInTheSand
Reply to  Toddy Cat
1 year ago

Why do you think they hated the Japs but not the Germans? After all, Hitler admired the martial culture of the Japanese. Was it their basic foreignness? Pearl Harbor?

james wilson
james wilson
Reply to  Toddy Cat
1 year ago

Line in the Sand–The difference in G,I. attitudes toward Germans and Japanese was purely due to the soldiers personal experience. And then there were the camps.

Also, remember that the Japanese were loathed throughout Asia due to personal experience. Sons of Asians who endured occupation would tell me their parents could not bear to speak of Japanese.

Mike_C
Mike_C
Reply to  Toddy Cat
1 year ago

LITS: Pearl Harbor may have been a part of it, but the overall behavior of the Japanese, predicated in part on their belief that all non-Japanese are subhuman, and that the Japanese treated actual humans-they-considered-subhuman worse than we Americans treat not only our dogs, but our pest animals (unless you know people who bayonet raccoons in the abdomen for fun, that sort of thing), is why the Japanese were hated. (And to large degree remain hated in Asia.) For all that we are taught that WW2 is ALL about the suffering of a particular group in the European theater, have… Read more »

Cloudswrest
Cloudswrest
Reply to  Toddy Cat
1 year ago

That’s because I doubt very few Germans ate their captive’s livers.

http://www.foxnews.com/us/2016/01/08/japanese-soldiers-who-cannibalized-us-pilots-in-world-war-ii.html

Chaotic Neutral
Chaotic Neutral
Reply to  Toddy Cat
1 year ago

Cruelty. Stories from all sides of the conflict such as this one: during the conquest of British occupied parts of Asia, say a pregnant British woman would go into labor, they would bind her legs tightly together and throw her aside to die in agony, while the family watched! Many many stories like this.

Chaotic Neutral
Chaotic Neutral
Reply to  Toddy Cat
1 year ago

Here’s another: they tied a POW to a tree and sliced open his abdomen. You can live a good while like this with no major artery cut. Then they would release hungry pigs that would devour the soft intestines, again while his comrades looked on!

Saml Adams
Saml Adams
Reply to  thezman
1 year ago

Read “After the Reich”. While not third wave, it does dig into the history of the immediate aftermath that is poorly documented on most popular histories.

Member
1 year ago

The real question is why do lesbians love softball?
Other than that I got nuttin. We all have our own scientific and other causal examples of why we are.

When will Holocaustism and it’s witch trials end or stop being used as a purity test? Nazis, genocide,and all the sjw political enforcement has got to be coming to an end, right?

Severian
Reply to  David_Wright
1 year ago

Let’s hope so. These things seem to have a shelf life of about 60-80 years. Remember, as late as 2004 we were supposed to care which candidate did or didn’t do what in Vietnam. It’ll be interesting to see what happens when self-admitted Nazi collaborator George Soros finally kicks the bucket. That would be an ideal time for the Left to proclaim “that’s in the past now, it’s time to moveon.org” if it’s politically convenient for them.

Ivan
Ivan
Reply to  Severian
1 year ago

Strange how people think JFK was against Vietnam. He literally started it and escalated it.

I’m convinced the guy was killed because he betrayed the people who got him into power. Ever seen video of him not giving a speech? Extremely anxious and terrible body language.

Severian
Reply to  Ivan
1 year ago

I always used to get a giggle out of telling kids “Kennedy had Ngo Dinh Diem whacked.” Funny on so many levels.

Dtbb
Dtbb
Reply to  Severian
1 year ago

Why has there not been a president born in the 50’s. Anybody else curious? Will we ever have one?

Member
1 year ago

I saw it as less virtue signaling and more Ron Unz has gone off the rails.

Toddy Cat
Toddy Cat
Reply to  MBlanc46
1 year ago

Ditto, as we used to say. It’s too bad, Unz has done a lot of good work in the past.

George Orwell
George Orwell
1 year ago

Bars. Black bars.

But they won’t save you, thoughtcriminal.

TBoone
TBoone
1 year ago

The disease theory/angle to Alzheimer’s etc is interesting. How many years ago was it that the bacterial theory of Ulcers went through the same process/paradigm shift. It was inconceivable that bacteria could thrive in the acidic environment of the gut. Until it wasn’t…

Perhaps I’m so old that I lived through a time when people still did real science. Dunno.

Al from da Nort
Al from da Nort
Reply to  thezman
1 year ago

Z Man; FWIW, your idea jibes with my cohort’s lived experience in the ’60s when recreational drugs, natural and synthetic, suddenly became widely available. Upon first use, most said, “Well that was interesting, but I think I’ll avoid it in the future, given the obvious downsides.” But a few said, “Where have you been all my life_? You and me forever;” Many of the latter group died early deaths, deleting themselves from the gene pool.* And there was no way to know in advance which group you were in. So I decided it was like racing the train to the… Read more »

Ganderson
Ganderson
Reply to  thezman
1 year ago

What about AIDS? I’m not a scientist, nor even very bright, but I’ve never been convinced by the “HIV is the infectious agent” explanation of AIDS.

TBoone
TBoone
Reply to  TBoone
1 year ago

Ack. Meant Pathogen with respect to Alzheimer’s.

pyrrhus
pyrrhus
Reply to  TBoone
1 year ago

There is increasing evidence to support the disease theory of Alzheimers and even heart disease… Cochran has posted on this quite a bit. Bad for the medical profession, so not a popular subject of research…

Dutch
Dutch
1 year ago

“We live in an unreasonable age, ruled by ridiculous people”. Yup.

Babe Ruthless
Babe Ruthless
Reply to  Dutch
1 year ago

I used to think that the word “theocracy” as used by Our Guys was a dramatic exaggeration just to sound cool. Not any more. They really go after heretics to their lies like the inquisition. My own term for them is the TLR–Totalitarian Left-wing Religion.

Dennis
Dennis
1 year ago

I have black redaction bars over something after Ashkenazi in paragraph 5. I’m guessing that the blacked out word is “men”. Are you being censored or do I have a glitch on my end?

Epaminondas
Member
1 year ago

The missing word is “Overlords”.

Babe Ruthless
Babe Ruthless
1 year ago

“Why are people in 2018 so worked up about something that happened 80 years ago in a foreign country?” One cliche now (quietly) under assault is the connection between the economy and “getting worked up.” The cliche is that when economic times are good, people are complacent, and society is at rest. “Economy goes up, unrest goes down,” goes this line. But for white-collar people at least, economic times are decent. But their hate for us, and our hate for them, is ratcheting up exponentially. All those articles about low unemployment–people are so busy hating that they don’t give a… Read more »

ffarkle
Member
1 year ago

Ron Unz writes that 9/11 was an Israeli false flag op. Maybe he’s right, maybe not, but there’s waaay too much hinky about it all to think the narrative is true. Just watch the video of Bldg 7 coming down. That’s a controlled demolition. When the twin towers fell, it’s the same phenomena. It was too perfect. And where did the Flight 93 plane disappear to? Completely gone. Many many more.

Dutch
Dutch
Reply to  ffarkle
1 year ago

The 9/11 truther stuff is interesting, but I am not ready to go there, and this is why: 9/11 is a cultural touchstone for us, a shared trauma and something that stands for important elements of our culture (such as that we really are all in this together, and that the Muslim religion is very toxic to the West). 9/11 truth or not, I am not ready to give up on how 9/11 stands as a poignant touchstone to being American in these times.

Dave
Dave
Reply to  Dutch
1 year ago

I’m sorry Dutch, but you have to go there if the truth means anything to you at all.
It has been 18 years since 9/11, and buying into the official narrative because it’s emotionally comforting serves neither yourself nor the rest of our society.
An admission that glaring and obvious lies prop up the official narrative in no way means you have to embrace Islam or the destruction of the West.
Look reality square in the face, whether it be about racial and sexual differences, IQ, or the way in which our elites construct myths to manipulate and control us.

Dutch
Dutch
Reply to  Dave
1 year ago

Dave, I do wrestle with it. I know that everything is fake and manufactured. It just gets to the point where every. last. thing has to be thrown out and we just start over, and I struggle with it. I also hate, hate all this “islamophobia” bunk, it is pure lying in service to a so-called religion that encourages lying to the non-believers. To the extent that 9/11 pulls back the curtain on what Islam is really about, it is instructional. The 19 Muslims that flew those four planes may have ultimately done so in service to their sworn “enemies”,… Read more »

Carrie
Reply to  Dutch
1 year ago

@Dutch: just one correction.

Islam is not a “religion.” It is a satanic ideology and social construct, masquerading as a religion.
It is evil to the core. There is no “extremist” version.
“Either you is or you isn’t.”

deplorable_me
Member
Reply to  ffarkle
1 year ago

Maybe he’s right, maybe not, but there’s waaay too much hinky about it all to think the narrative is true.

THIS, and not just applied to 9/11. I’m coming to realize that the important thing about revisionists/conspiracy theorists/etc is how they get us to question the official narrative.

Is Unz right or wrong? Who knows, at least his recent columns have people thinking.

Othmar
Othmar
1 year ago

“In it they argue that Ashkenazi ████inherit higher ” and “situation of Ashkenazi ████in the Middle Ages” – is the word “Jew” greyed out after Ashkenazi cuz that’s all that I am seeing?! – I am located in Germany but since you run this site privately I don’t think there are any content filters, no?

Alzaebo
Alzaebo
Reply to  Othmar
1 year ago

Where can I get some of those black bars? They sure could come in handy!

James_OMeara
Member
1 year ago

” Why are people in 2018 so worked up about something that happened 80 years ago in a foreign country?” Well, because a certain OTHER group of people insists on banging on about it in every book, movie, monument unveiling, museum opening etc., usually to explain why WE can’t have nice things, like borders or racial solidarity. Otherwise, yeah, no one gets all upset about what Napoleon or Caesar may have done on some occasion in the distant past. In fact, I suspect the hysteria on THEIR side comes from the feeling that it is, in fact, receding into the… Read more »

Dutch
Dutch
Reply to  James_OMeara
1 year ago

Napoleon and Caesar are dead and buried, and the average person has no idea what you are talking about if you invoke either of their names. TPTB want to keep the actions of 80 years ago relevant by banging on about them. Which is exactly as you point out. But they also want to use any tool at hand to bash you and me, and if 80 years ago slips away like Napoleon and Caesar have, then they have one less tool in their “bash us” toolbox. I think that is their most important motivation here. They care nothing for… Read more »

James_OMeara
Member
1 year ago

” Why are people in 2018 so worked up about something that happened 80 years ago in a foreign country?”

Why is there a museum devoted to it, in our Capitol, completing the fourth side of a square bounded by the Lincoln, Jefferson and Washington monuments?

LineInTheSand
LineInTheSand
Reply to  James_OMeara
1 year ago

I remember my surprise in discovering such a museum in Boise, Idaho. Why would such a museum be located in Idaho? After thinking about it a bit more, I understood.

James_OMeara
Member
1 year ago

“The fitness cost of genes ‘for’ homosexuality being too great. Natural selection would have eliminated the gene.”

So, left-handedness is caused by a germ too? Color-blindness? Some days I get where the Creationists are coming from; “natural selection” seems to be “just so stories about what I want to believe.”

Holiday Inn
Holiday Inn
Reply to  thezman
1 year ago

Left-handedness is good for competition and bad for cooperation (think tennis versus sharing tools). There’s an equilibrium level of left-handers, which is at about 10% of the population today.

billrla
Member
Reply to  Holiday Inn
1 year ago

Holiday Inn: “…equilibrium level of left-handers…” Thanks for putting it that way. I always thought I was a well balanced individual.

Chaotic Neutral
Chaotic Neutral
Reply to  thezman
1 year ago

This may be special pleading, but I think homosexuals have different brain types from heterosexuals. Left handed people are different at the cortical level too and have different skill sets. We are not all clones, but many different brain types working together and complementing each other. There are creative minds and destructive/critical minds. Perhaps a small percentage of creative brain structures are useful to humankind as a whole. On the other hand, there are abnormalities that occur sporadically at low rates, such as Down’s syndrome and various dwarfism, that result in sterile offspring and don’t ruin the human race. Biology… Read more »

Pimpkin's Nephew
Pimpkin's Nephew
Reply to  Chaotic Neutral
1 year ago

There can never be useful commentary on homosexuality without distinguishing the ‘homo’ part from the ‘sexual’ part. Forgive me for making blunt observations that (a) are obvious to everyone reading this blog, and (b) make us sick to contemplate. Call this “auto-anthropology”. Hey, if the chicks can do it in ‘learned journals’ and get paid for it, why can’t we? Point 1. The fundamental act of homosexuals is fucking one another in the ass. Disgusting. Point 1a. An ancillary act of heterosexuals is the male fucking the female in the ass. Awesome. In the bad old days when people went… Read more »

Alzaebo
Alzaebo
Reply to  Pimpkin's Nephew
1 year ago

Odd note: both male and female homosexuals prefer it in the ass.

Pimpkin's Nephew
Pimpkin's Nephew
Reply to  thezman
1 year ago

Trust me, we left-handers are not smarter; we just seem that way – especially in high school – because we’re quirky and awkward and learn how to joke, and the girls like us. It’s a 2-3 year window of opportunity, and that’s that.

Whiskey
Whiskey
1 year ago

Cochran like Machiavelli is correct the study of history allows errors to be avoided. Don’t let a lunatic backed by business oligarchs and a private unaccountable army anywhere near power or you get disaster.

So yes it matters. The second amendment, limits on centralized power, no scapegoats to cover strategic weakness or limits.

Whiskey

Alzaebo
Alzaebo
1 year ago

I rather like this bit from Heartiste:

“Falling into the shitlibs’ guilt by association trap was a cuck specialty. Finally, there are some waking up to the futility of playing by the Left’s rules, and fighting back by shitting on every expectation leftoids have of the Right folding like a cheap lawn chair.

Those Days of Grovel are over. The Days of Shivs and Salt are here.”

Member
Reply to  Alzaebo
1 year ago

I get the shivs part, but what is the salt about? We throw salt in their eyes then shiv them?

Mike_C
Mike_C
Reply to  Frip
1 year ago

Think Carthage.

Member
1 year ago

To quote/paraphrase Z above: “Casual indifference is never allowed in a theocracy. You are either enthusiastically on the right side of the question or you are an enemy of the faith. No more refuge in the middle ground, lest you be charged with insufficient signaling. Some still think we live in a rule-based society and that you can appeal to reason when defending yourself. Not so.” Nice. It’s hard to look at something as harmless (“middle ground”) as a nostalgic photo of a farmer in his field, and not wonder if it’s ok to like him, or if you’re supposed… Read more »

Pimpkin's Nephew
Pimpkin's Nephew
Reply to  Frip
1 year ago

Great comment, Frip. Are we, for instance, expected to look at Grant Wood’s ‘American Gothic’ and not be disgusted and offended by the portrayal of two humorless and (obviously) racist homophobes living in Clown County USA, lost in the wilderness of their hopeless whiteness, deprived of Ted Talks and international cuisine, a musket over the hearth and a Bible ever-open on the kitchen table? It was only twenty years ago that ‘we’ – meaning the polite and conventional public – were shocked that the horrible Taliban were destroying ancient Buddhist monuments in Afghanistan. Now, our ‘thought leaders’ are revving up.… Read more »

fredcdobbs
fredcdobbs
1 year ago

FWIW……..

Z: You have been de-personed from Spectrum. I have to go to outside providers to access your blog.

….First they came for…………………

TBoone
TBoone
1 year ago

When I first saw the DePlatFormeD message for Z last night it occurred to be the sort of thing to make my personal ENOUGH! List. And perhaps become a point of further galvanization for others…. I knew I couldn’t correct the problem. But I am ever so quite capable of creating new problems.

Just a thought exercise. Really….

Aldo
Aldo
1 year ago

Arguing whether homosexuals are both or made depends on the modern assumption that homosexuality is a state of being rather than an action.

http://banap.net/spip.php?article122

As Larry Houston points out, homosexuality in the word of being a state of being is a modern notion. Spread by degenerate movements in the West (especially the Sexual Liberationists in North America). Even the Greeks and Japanese, famed for their pederastry didn’t have a notion of a “homosexual identity.”

You shouldn’t look for genes making a man “gay.” Instead, look for hereditary factors that incline a man towards behaviors classied as homosexual.

Anonymous
Anonymous
1 year ago

“Why are people in 2018 so worked up about something that happened 80 years ago in a foreign country? The cultural and ideological processes of the neo-liberal age blind people to their own motivations. You can be sure that the people commenting on that post felt great about it, but they never bothered to wonder why.” It is true that when I see Holocaust denial I get pissed off much more than when I see Turks denying the Armenian genocide. But it has nothing to do with “false consciousness” or any (((Freudian))) psychobabble. I’m “woke on the JQ.” It’s because… Read more »

Rod1963
Rod1963
1 year ago

They will come knocking merely because we are white.

The elites don’t like us nor do the nerds of Silicon Valley as shown in this Google video:
https://www.breitbart.com/tech/2018/09/12/leaked-video-google-leaderships-dismayed-reaction-to-trump-election/

The behavior you see is that video is that of a cult when their great leader has been rejected. This is what we’re facing. They will have no mercy for us. None.

Alzaebo
Alzaebo
1 year ago

Since the Z-blog disappeared for a few days, I’ve read the entire comment thread at Unz’s “American Pravda: Holocaust (Denial)”.

Without question, without doubt, the “Holocaust” Narrative is the biggest wallop load of outlandish horseshit ever spread by anyone, anywhere.

How could any of us fallen for such an obvious, obnoxious fraud, as I did most of my life. It’s pathetic, really.