Category Archives: Ilana Mercer

Ta-Ta To The Totalitarian Twitter And To Facefuck

Business, Criminal Injustice, Ethics, Free Speech, Ilana Mercer, IlanaMercer.com, Technology

… Twitter will sink into the black hole of intellectual conformity and banality it truly is.

I’m going to be going dormant on Twitter’s pathetic, Follower-throttling, shadow-banning forum, posting only my columns or other related notices.

Likewise on the lowbrow Facef-ck, which has long since banned the content from my highbrow sites.

My blog—you’re on it—sports a Comments section and will continue to hum. When patriots all do the same, Twitter will sink into the black hole of intellectual conformity and banality it truly is.

I’m on Parler, as are very many other patriots, but—what do you know?—Parler is nowhere to be found in the land of life, liberty, private property and endless opportunity, having been dealt a financial knee-capping by the evil aggressors of Deep Tech.

You know how bad it is in America when countries who have anti-free-speech legislation and attendant tribunals and show-trials (coming here soon) express alarm at the US speech-related purges. These are statements that other, relatively liberal leaders—Angela Merkel, Emmanuel Macron—in other liberal countries, made in defense of free speech in the US. Our own “leaders” are silent, ineffectual, worried about their own book deals (should be illegal for a political parasite, whose fame is a function of the office, to publish books while in office. It’s unethical and constitutes a conflict of interest).

So, until complete freedom is restored—and if our intellectual products survive—it’sFUCK YOU. WAR.”

UPDATED (12/9): Rabbi Ben Isaacson: Rest in Peace, Daddy.

Family, Ilana Mercer, Judaism & Jews, South-Africa

My father, Rabbi Ben Isaacson, died today, December 7, 2020, of heart failure. He died in Johannesburg, South Africa, the home he loved, fought for and would never have abandoned. Dad was a true son of South Africa.

My father had a brilliant and original mind. Before his death, he was working on books about the greatest Hebrew prophets who were his muse.

This column of mine, “Job: Jewish Individualist, instantiates and is greatly influenced by dad’s thinking. I wager no rabbi would look at Job as a scrappy dissident who quarreled with G-d and won on the merits of his argument.  The book is a radical philosophical masterpiece, to which dad’s thinking, at once scholarly yet original, was well suited

From him, I got a fierce sense of immutable justice, a deep love of the best in literature and music (J.S. Bach was as close to G-d as it gets, he once muttered in secret), and an analytical habit of mind.

His medical team in South Africa were healers with a heart. I am proud of and grateful to South Africa’s finest—and to my family, all.

I love you daddy. xx

‘Woman on Fire: Passion, Liberty, and Reason’: Talking To Buck Johnson

Ilana Mercer, Left-Liberalism, libertarianism, Paleoconservatism, Paleolibertarianism, Political Philosophy, Reason, Republicans, Technology

My wide-ranging conversation with the fun and fierce Buck Johnson of the “Death To Tyrants” Podcast has been published:

Woman on Fire: Passion, Liberty, and Reason, with Ilana Mercer”:

My guest this week is the wonderful paleo-libertarian writer, thinker, and author, Ilana Mercer. Ilana is the author of several great books including “Into the Cannibals Pot: Lessons for America From Post-Apartheid South Africa”. She is here to discuss a multitude of topics with me ranging from: Paleo-libertariansism, Conservative Inc, mainstream libertarianism, her books, Donald Trump, and even some wonderful advice for my listeners. Many outlets are afraid to publish her work, including many libertarian and paleo-conservative outlets! This makes me love her even more, and as always, I welcome controversial guests who aren’t afraid to break from the mainstream and approved talking points. Ilana is a wonderful writer, a sweet person, and a great interview. I think you will enjoy this. Subscribe to Ilana’s Youtube here: Follow her and contact her on Twitter: Like her FB page here: Visit and connect with her here.

The “sweet person” designation, from one as kind-hearted and courageous as Buck: Those are the impressions one values most—just as when Erik Rush mentioned “good friend” before all else. Those personal touches that come from a place of care, kindness and appreciation are the things that mean the most in this impersonal world. A cliched sentiment, perhaps, but heartfelt.   

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I never listen to myself. If I did, I would not give interviews. However, I recall this error made:

I likened the profit-motive structure in many a Deep Tech organization to that of a petro-state.

Billions flow, top down, from a Sheik-dominated org to his political fiefdoms. I erred in naming my example. I meant to point, as an example, to Microsoft’s Kin phone project (which was well-covered and critiqued in the financial press), and not the Kinect.

For the rest, do please send me any questions you have about the broadcast via the Comments Section to this blog post.

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