Brooks on the Intellectual Right

In today’s NYT, David Brooks commends the Republican Party for an intellectual rebirth, and lists several authors.  However, the only new book he discusses is “Suicide of the West” by Jonah Goldberg of the National Review.  According to Brooks, the book deals with the modern application of John Locke’s ideas about the relationship between the individual and society.

Brooks Is good about discussing new books and new ideas, but it seems like they are almost always by other Jewish writers, like Goldberg.  Wikipedia says Goldberg’s mother is Episcopalian, but that he was raised Jewish, like his father.  It seems from reading Brooks that he thinks the only people doing good, original thinking in the US today are Jews.  This could be true; Jews dominate the American literary world on both the left and the right, although it may turn out that there are some good non-Jewish writers today who are not recognized because all of the critics are Jewish.  In addition to Jewish writers, there is a strong movement to recognize minority writers, especially blacks and Muslims, just because of their race.

Goldberg’s book deals with John Locke, who was not Jewish.  While Locke was writing what turned out to be revolutionary ideas that motivated the British colonies in America to rebel against the King, Jews in central Europe were writing revolutionary ideas about overthrowing their rulers.  It did take a little longer, but their writings, especially Karl Marx’s, led to the overthrow of the Tsar and the creation of the Soviet Union.

Many of the Jews who came to America in the early 1900s were rabid Communists, who were advocating that the US become Communist.  Interestingly one of them was William Browder’s grandfather, who was the head of the Communist Party in America.  William Browder is an American financier who made billions playing the Russian economy after the fall of the Soviet Union, until he crossed Vladimir Putin, who cut him off.  In retribution, Browder pushed the US Government to impose sanctions on Russian oligarchs who remained close to Putin, thus extracting his financial revenge.  Thus, US sanctions on Russia are to a significant extent a weapon in a slugging match between billionaire Jews.  After the American government did Browder’s bidding, he renounced his American citizenship and became a British citizen.  Browder was the author of the Magnitsky Act, which was the subject of the famous pre-election meeting in Trump Tower between Donald Trump’s sons and a Russian lawyer.  William Browder may succeed where his grandfather failed — in bringing down the United States Government.

But I digress.  If the United States must choose between Locke and Marx, I choose Locke.  Locke was a member of my tribe, as were the Founding Fathers in the British colonies who embodied his ideas in the new government of what became the United States. At the moment, the ship of state based on these ideas is listing badly.


Race and Self-Esteem

The following quotation from Francis Fukuyama sheds some light on the disputes going on about racial equality and Confederate statues.

“But in addition, human beings seek recognition of their own worth, or of the people, things, or principles that they invest with worth. The propensity to invest the self with a certain value, and to demand recognition for that value, is what in today’s popular language we would call “self-esteem.” The propensity to feel self-esteem arises out of the part of the soul called thymos. It is like an innate human sense of justice. People believe that they have a certain worth, and when other people treat them as though they are worth less than that, they experience the emotion of anger. Conversely, when people fail to live up to their own sense of worth, they feel shame, and when they are evaluated correctly in proportion to their worth, they feel pride”

Excerpt From

End of History and the Last Man
Francis Fukuyama
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Jewish Holocaust Worries

Following up on  my last post about how Jews refused to be counted as Jews by any non-Jewish organization, I understand why Jews may be worried.  Nazi Germany made Jews wear stars of David to identify themselves.  They certainly don’t want to go through that again, with good reason.  However, if they are so worried about being identified as Jews, they should shut up about calling everybody else “anti-Semitic.”  You can’t object to other people classifying you as Semitic, if you yourself classified yourself as Semitic.  In addition, Jews are among the worst at classifying and criticizing other racial groups, in particular Southern white men.  If Southern white men are fair game for Jews, then Jews should be fair game for Southern white men.  Better would be to get off this racist kick altogether.

I’m sure, people will say, “What about Charlottesville, with white men chanting, ‘Jews will not replace us’?”  My answer is that the Jews and the blacks started the problem by proposing to tear down the Confederate monuments.  Charlottesville mayor Signer was Jewish, and the police chief, who should have maintained order, was black.  Basically, the Jews and blacks said to the whites, “We hate your white ancestors.”  The white men did not initiate the hatred, although they did react to it.