Category Archives: Ilana Mercer

UPDATED (9/30/019): Mises Institute in Seattle: Why American Democracy Fails

America, Ancient History, Argument, Democracy, Ilana Mercer, Intelligence

I spoke at the Mises Institute’s annual gathering in Bellevue, Washington, Saturday, September 14.

I was asked to address the dumbing down inherent in democracy.  The title of my presentation was “How Democracy Made Us Dumb,” or “Democracy As Idiocracy.

Indeed, the greatest thinkers (before Hans-Hermann Hoppe)—the Athenian philosophers—distrusted democracy. The Athenian thinkers held that democracy “distrusts ability and has a reverence for numbers over knowledge.” The Founders agreed.

Thinking in opposition to democracy is part of our heritage, yet you won’t hear a critique of democracy in mainstream circles, conservative or liberal.

Many thanks to Jeff Diest for his introduction—and for including me in this well-attended event. Liberty still flickers in Washington State.

The podcast is up. A YouTube is to follow.

UPDATE (9/30/019): YouTube of “How Democracy Made Us Dumb.”

NEW COLUMN: The Anatomy of A Twitter Blocking — My Own

Business, Free Speech, Ilana Mercer, Technology

NEW COLUMN IS “The Anatomy of A Twitter Blocking — My Own.” It’s on WND.COM and The Unz Review.

An excerpt:

TWICE HAVE the censors at Twitter kicked me off their anything-but-neutral platform.

When these arbiters of right and wrong periodically block my Twitter account, visitors to the site will be greeted with a stark warning:

“Caution. This account is temporary restricted.” The snowflakes will be forewarned of “some unusual activity on the account. Do you still want to view it?” Naturally, the worded choice offered—to view or not to view—ultimately doesn’t exist. I am told that when you click to avail yourself of the “choice,” my account is nowhere to be seen. Once blocked, you’re invisible.

The visual that assaults the eye is this one:

The screen shot was taken by a friend. For, when sent to the Twitter doghouse, one is typically barred from accessing Twitter at all, except for fleetingly seeing the notice, “Your account has been locked.”

… READ THE REST on WND.COM and The Unz Review.

Larry Elder Shares Mercer Article On Intra-Racial Reparations

Celebrity, Conservatism, Ilana Mercer, Justice, Race, South-Africa

Larry Elder, a great American, has shared with his many followers my Unz Review column, “How About Intra-Racial Reparations in South Africa?”

The excerpt Mr. Elder chose from “How About Intra-Racial Reparations in South Africa?” is:

“…white South Africans are told to accept their obligation to give up ancestral lands they are alleged to have stolen. Should not the relatives of cannibals who gobbled up their black brethren be held to the same standards?”—ilana mercer

This is quite nice, too.

But “she” is not a public person. Glad to assist the queen bee, aka President Ann Coulter, behind the scenes, as she rescues the country.

UPDATE IX (6/23/019): Blocked By Twitter

Business, Cultural Marxism, Free Speech, Ilana Mercer, Left-Liberalism, Liberty, Technology

Twitter has blocked my account and is trying to extort a phone number from me. I never give these shysters any—but any—contact other than my public email. I can’t fathom why people give in and share personal information like a mobile phone number with these crooks.

I am literally off-the-grid when it comes to my mobile phone. (Why so weak? Resist. Stand for individualism.) The Twitter blocking is probably because I shared an innocent email of a terribly ugly Paris-based building, embodying “nihilism and liberalism.”

This accurate description of Paris’ modern aesthetic ethos came via—OMG!— Richard Spencer. Ridiculous. Fuck Twitter. Their patronizing time-out for those of us who do no conform is pathetic.

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UPDATE I (4/16/019): There is Right and there are Israel Firster, neocon Republicans like Ben Shapiro. We of the Old True Right are the true victims of censorship. The other establishment elites just get together on Fox News to kvetch about how libtards, who don’t know Left from Right, make them sad. As for President Donald J. Trump: He has generally defended the fake right. Or, as Jack Kerwick calls it, the Big Con.

UPDATE II: This might have been what got my Twitter account restricted. What’s objectionable about it? Asking why Millennial morons get to censor speech? The question itself is objectionable.

UPDATE III (4/17): Thanks to all who have shared my plight.

Via Gab:  

Author and Townhall.com writer @ILANAMERCER was recently censored and deplatformed by Twitter for wrongthink, so I figured I would highlight her recent work here on /g/GreatAwakening to help compensate. Here’s one of her more recent columns on the Mueller probe, in which she makes some interesting points about the way the Cabal stitches its storylines together …

MORE.

General Gab thread is here.

UPDATE IV (4/20/019): This is what the shakedown notice looks like to the Twitter account holder, who’s been placed on time-out by his or her moral superiors at Twitter:

“Excellent.”

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“We will make the political pariah cough-up her most private information, or else she’ll remain in the doghouse.”

UPDATE V (22/4):

UPDATED VI (5/27/019): Removing Followers. Oh, yes.

UPDATE VII: (6/20/019): 

Top #Borders hashtags on Twitter are all radically liberal. What a fucking farce.  My #Borders hashtags go nowhere but to my Followers, who dwindle by the day (while on Gab, they increase).

https://twitter.com/hashtag/Borders?src=hash

UPDATE VIII: (6/5/019):

Twitter has blocked my account for the 2nd time in 2 months (April’s blocking: http://barelyablog.com/blocked-by-twitter/).

And some of you still think Ben Shaprio, neocon and Israel-Firster extraordinaire, threatens the status quo in any meaningful way. Some of you actually believe establishment elites when they get together on Fox News to kvetch about how libtards, who don’t know their Left from their Right, make them sad. As for President Donald J. Trump: He has generally defended the fake right. Or, as Jack Kerwick calls the object of Trump’s support: The Big Con.

I’ll eventually do something about getting unblocked. My woke readers (rightist-woke) have shown me the way on that front. But, for now, I’ll enjoy the peace away from the disorganized group-think of Twitter. (Gab is great; I’m there.)

UPDATE IX (6/23/019):

Justin Amash “faux-libertarian viewpoints … echo that of the billionaire oligarchs Koch Brothers. … He opposes “removing Big Tech’s sweetheart exemptions in Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act.”