Category Archives: Anti-Semitism

NEW COLUMN: An Anti-Semite Asks & Is Answered: Is Israel Racist? (Part 1)

Anti-Semitism, Argument, Critique, Israel, Judaism & Jews, Racism

THE NEW COLUMN, in which I recount a recent interview I gave, is “An Anti-Semite Asks & Is Answered: Is Israel Racist? (Part 1).” It is on Townhall.com, WND.COM, The Unz Review
and American Greatness.

An excerpt:

…  Prejudice—here used as the right to pre-judge—is a concept more fittingly attached to the Jewish ethno-state, not racism. The idea of rejecting some and welcoming others into the fold, as Israel most certainly does, is an extension of an individual’s right as a sovereign, discerning human being.

So long as no real violence and aggression are involved, the right to pre-judge and, consequently, to associate or dissociate in accordance with one’s prejudgments—this is the prerogative of a free person, and, by extension, of a free group of people, living in voluntary association.

Is freedom of association racist? Is exclusion racist? Only if you are of the progressive left. Both vicious and violent, the progressive left believes that one is compelled by egalitarian, humanistic dogma to accept everyone into your midst on pain of punishment.

Again, the freedom to exclude is not racist. Rather, it is the inherent right of free individuals, living severally or collectively.

The freedom to exclude is a libertarian tenet of liberty. This, not racism, is the reason many libertarian-minded conservatives were with Barry Goldwater in opposing the Civil Rights Act of 1964, as it dictated with whom people may associate or dissociate from—who they employ, serve, sell to, or rent to.

Free people associate and dissociate at will.

To wit, say a retail store selling Nazi insignia and memorabilia opens its doors in my neighborhood. I enter in search of the yellow Star of David Jews were forced to wear during the Third Reich. The proprietor, decked out in Nazi regalia, says, “I’m sorry, we don’t serve Jews.” …

… READ ON

… THE NEW COLUMN, in which I recount a recent interview I gave, is “An Anti-Semite Asks & Is Answered: Is Israel Racist? (Part 1).” It is on Townhall.com, WND.COM, the Unz Review and American Greatness.

 

UPDATED/LETTERS (3/21): NEW COLUMN: In Which I Cover WuFlu, And Bitch Slap Less Evolved Life Forms

Anti-Semitism, China, Environmentalism & Animal Rights, Globalism, Healthcare, Ilana Mercer, Israel, Russia

NEW COLUMN is one in which WuFlu is covered at length and in depth, but in which I am forced to deal with forms of life less evolved than the coronavirus.

Indeed, more novel than coronavirus, in this column, is being forced to bitch slap some, “Little Men—minnows, reptilian brains, who hide behind their email handle, nipping at my heels in fractured, mangled sentences, using nothing but ad hominen and Jewy conspiracy.” These organisms have dogged the Mercer Column on the Unz Review for too long.

Read “#WuFlu: One Foot In #Wuhan, One Foot In the Grave (Via Washington State)” Then, scroll down to the “Marginalia” section. Enjoy.

Excerpt:

 …. Writing for the Times Literary Supplement, a liberal gentleman named Anthony St. John wrote, “I would run for my life if I saw Ilana Mercer coming my way! Does she eat nails for breakfast?”

And billionaire investor Victor Niederhoffer—such a fun, eccentric man—said this: “You can’t win an argument with this woman. I’ve tried and failed.”

One day, time allowing—after all, there is so much life to live—I might just take some extremely unkind cuts to each “Little Man” who hounds me on this thread, never making sense, and so often emitting scary threats.

Little Men have a big decision. Is it worth hounding Mercer? Can the “Little Man” collective afford it? Do these “Little Men” want to lose face, when they are already lacking in the proverbial male bits? I don’t think so.

And that’s the mildest part. MORE in: “#WuFlu: One Foot In #Wuhan, One Foot In the Grave (Via Washington State)”

It’s on WorldNetDaily.com, too, minus the viral load.

*Image is by Rudmer Zwerver

UPDATE (3/20): Letters loved this column–especially The Bitch Slap. A smattering:

From: Charlie
Sent: Friday, March 20, 2020 5:13 AM
To: ilana@ilanamercer.com
Subject: Unz column

Ms. Mercer,

Your bitch slap of these individuals was long overdue. I bow (in respect, not flaccidly) in the presence of my new libertarian slay queen. I look forward to more.

From: Roey
Sent: Friday, March 20, 2020 9:35 AM
To: Ilana Mercer <ilana@ilanamercer.com>
Subject: Re: NEW COLUMN: In Which I Cover WuFlu, And Bitch Slap Less Evolved Life Forms

Wonderful column! Stay safe!

From: rocket
Sent: Friday, March 20, 2020 8:48 AM
To: Ilana Mercer <ilana@ilanamercer.com>
Subject: Bitch Slap-Happy

You make me smile!

From: dark S
Sent: Friday, March 20, 2020 7:42 AM
To: ilana@ilanamercer.com
Subject: WOW

If  ONLY the powers that be felt the way that you do…THEN we might have a chance…Good job…

UPDATED/LETTERS (3/21):

From: Gene
Sent: Saturday, March 21, 2020 3:53 AM
To: Ilana Mercer <ilana@ilanamercer.com>
Subject: yes. WOW. (Latest column)

 Read it in 10 minutes, on a break at work.

Truly a staggering piece.  Had to immediately hit the donate button.

Gene

 

 

 

 

 

 

UPDATES (10/30): Pittsburgh Synagogue Massacre

Anti-Semitism, GUNS, IMMIGRATION, Judaism & Jews, Terrorism

The words and tone of Pittsburgh officials, police officers and governor, in response to the Pittsburgh-synagogue shooting, were so emotional, so full of genuine love and sadness. America is Judaeo-Christian.

The anguish is visible on the face of a SWAT team member. The image (by Jared Wickerham for The New York Times) is for the ages. Once upon a time it would have landed on the cover of Life Magazine.

  • The day before the Pittsburgh synagogue massacre, I told my mom, whose synagogue in Europe is protected by armed soldiers (oh yeah!), that I would not be going to synagogue in the US, where nothing is protected and people still live in la-la land.
  • Following this heartbreaking murder of the 11 Jews at the Tree of Life synagogue in Squirrel Hill, by gunman Robert Bowers, you’re likely to hear another mantra—people are bound to start regurgitating that “authentic” worship requires complete freedom of access, open spaces and indiscriminate inclusivity. All cardinal lies and illogic. Wake up:

Fortresses are facts of history. … since antiquity, fortification has protected and facilitated civilization.  … [worshiping] requires peace of mind. If fortress conditions are a prerequisite for survival—if fortification keeps the barbarians at bay—then the rational mind will find tranquility in security.

Adapted from “The Teachers’ Pets Of Douglas High Can’t Think Straight.”

UPDATES (10/30):

UPDATE IV (5/22): ‘Haters Gonna Hate, Hate, Hate, Hate …’

Anti-Semitism, Family, Gender, Ilana Mercer, Law, Logic, Political Correctness, Pop-Psychology

As my dearest first cousin says, “You need to duck, cuz, and let the sh-t hit the wall.”

Quit trying to convince pathological haters you’re a good gal or guy, because, well … “haters gonna hate, hate, hate, hate, hate.”

And they’ll hate you, even when you transform yourself in their image.

If people harbor hate for you—speak it and act it—there’s nothing you can do to transform that hate. Surround yourself with those who don’t think you’re drek. Surround yourself with people who know your heart and with whom you have reciprocal relationships.

In a related context, an articulate reader, a lawyer, reacted strongly to the habitual hatred this writer receives on the Unz Review:

imbroglio says:

Until recently, I’ve been an avid reader of the UNZ review one of whose leading contributors is Ilana Mercer. Ilana has great insight informed by natural gifts and the benefit of having lived in various cultures. Because of her (((background))), Ilana draws the mocking ire of trolls who hope to discount the value of what she says by means of their ad hominem attacks on her ethnicity. As we say in the legal world, argue the facts. If you haven’t got the facts, argue the law. If you have neither the facts nor the law, call your opponent unflattering names and argue to the jury that though the defendant didn’t commit the crime, he could have or at least he would have which makes him as guilty as if he had committed the crime.

Free speech enables people to say what they want. But there are consequences. When the UNZ Review lends itself to Jew-bashing, which is better done by those who write for Takimag and whose skill, in that regard, has been refined to a finer art than UNZ readers seem capable of; Ron Unz and his contributors lose credibility and start to become cliché and uninteresting. In addition, the men who engage in this business – I’ve yet to see a woman do so – come off as weasels and wimps. Let the P.C. crowd do as it pleases, its denizens are hardly avatars of healthy gender relations, but though a guy may take sharp issue with a woman, no self-respecting man would demean a lady with the kind of snide and baseless insults Ilana seems to attract.

There are two kinds of Jew-bashers: the ruthless, intelligent sociopaths who’d inflict violence on Jews if they thought they could get away with it. Their presence on this site is rare. More numerous are the clever but vacuous Jew-bashers who tend to end up as cannon fodder in their personal lives, conflicts and contests that have little to do with Jews. UNZ may find their comments useful, but why that would be so escapes me.

*****

Why, thank you sir—especially for fingering the unmanly men who suffer small-man syndrome.

Fact: There are other Jewish writers on the Unz Review. But they are men. They receive mostly obsequious, boot-licking adoration from the “weasels and the wimps.”

At play here is more than Jew-bashing. It is that the miserable, mediocre men in the Comments Section (for the most) hate it when a woman out-thinks men.

As a defender of men, this saddens—it’s been a huge disappointment—but it is, nevertheless, true.

Like the reader, I prefer the American Renaissance’s practice of a modicum of comments moderation. The Comments on said site are edifying even when negative.

An example of edifying criticism is the reader on Townhall.com. His comments yielded the 5/17 column, “Whodunit? Who “Meddled” with Our American Democracy?” (Part 2).

But hey, The Unz Review is private property. And weasels and wusses don’t scare me. I write my weekly piece, generally to positive reviews. (UPDATE III (5/21): Have done so since 1999, for almost 20 years.)

And I avoid reading the words of the weasels and the wusses as a real man would avoid email spam advertising penile enhancements.

BRING IT, BITCHES!

UPDATE I via Facebook:

Myron Robert Pauli Ilana Mercer: (1) There are, tragically, very few really good columnists of any sex M,F,LGBTQRSTUVWXYZ – and you are one of them. (2) Even among good writers, there are not too many women – not sure why {politically correct answer is the Intergalactic Sexist Conspiracy} – but there are just a few. (3) Can one find anti-Jewish/Zionist whatever stuff on the Unz sight – yes, and more than I would like to see but I try not to get into a pi$$ing contest with every skunky inference on the planet – one never “wins” these contests (4) Ironically, I am finding precious little to read in the Washington Post op-eds – I almost think it is the identically same op-ed “Trump Is Hitler” with a computer randomly toggling sentences and then putting a random name of Dana Milbank, Fareed Zakharia, Eugene Robinson, Jennifer Rubin, Greg Sargent, Kathleen Parker, Richard Cohen, Fred Hiatt, R2D2, … whomever’s turn it is for the by-line of the “Trump Is Hitler” op-ed-du-jour (5) On the latter point, I am not claiming this because I think Trump is perfect but to quote Johannes Brahms when someone pointed out that the last movement of his first symphony resembled a theme in Beethoven‘s Ode to Joy, “Any ass can see that!”. (6) Thus, it is the people who point out that the Iraq war was an impending disaster – the people who have the foresight to not follow the “prevailing” stupidity that I admire the most (such as Ilana).

UPDATE II via Twitter:

UPDATE IV (5/22): Wanda’s generosity of spirit means more than she knows.

Wanda De Lange Zanzi With dictionary by my side, I adore reading the workings of your mind. As a female you inspire me as a female… You have already and continue to teach me to think logically and laterally without gender (class, culture and or race) emotion, on many issues. As a female South African that says a lot, which, perhaps, would be greatly misinterpreted by a gazillion other people. Thank you for inspiring me to think.