Category Archives: Ilana Mercer

UPDATED V (5/2) Message From Fred (4/8/022): Mercer And Reed: The Two Best Columns Now Under One Roof

Aesthetics, Argument, Conservatism, Culture, English, FRED REED, Ilana Mercer, Logic, Republicans, The Zeitgeist

It’s good to see Fred Reed’s many fans begin to flock to—and comment about–his column, “Fred On Everything,” on Barely A Blog, where it now lives.

Fred’s column is the only opinion column I read and eagerly await. (Oops: And Boyd Cathey, the great Sean Gabb, Pepe Escobar, of late and Paul Craig Roberts.) Good enough an endorsement for those who know my intolerance for what passes for writing these days—the cliches, the banalities, the incontinent redundancies, and lack of originality; the meandering, solipsistic self-indulgence, the logic as lax as the grammar, the non-sequiturs in such abundance; not to mention those undisciplined flights into conspiracy. Perhaps not woke, but still without wit or character—put out these days by our side is prose so singularly gutless, charmless, mirthless and prissy that it assaults the senses.

And I have not even touched on the futile, partisan talking points: “The left this, abortion that; socialism/communism, socialism/communism (the pickle we’re in goes so far beyond that); “Iran, Iran, China, China.” In short, the pointless, talking-points theater that is the Republican Racket.

Fred assaults sensibilities alright, but never in the ways I disgorged above (in an intentionally flood-like manner). And he can conjugate the verb “to spit.”

As for the Mercer Column: By way of an example, “On Sexual Bombast And Bliss” was written in 2000 for a then-edgy, interesting Calgary Herald. The paper went woke and invalidated itself. The column did not and is ever valid. You can read tracts like “Sexual Bombast,” on this site here. Try “Harvey Sweinstein And Hollywood’s Hos,” for example.

When you Subscribe to this newsletter, you get Mercer and “Fred on Everything.” The two best columns under one roof.

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Mercer Columns

Fred on Ukraine

Mercer on Ukraine:

1. Neocons, Neolibs And NATO Inch Us Closer To Nuclear War With Russia (01/29/2022): https://www.ilanamercer.com/2022/01/neocons-neolibs-nato-inch-us-closer-nuclear-war-russia/
2. Uncle Sam Still King Of All Invaders: Ukraine, Realpolitik And The West’s Failure: https://www.ilanamercer.com/2022/03/uncle-sam-still-king-invaders-ukraine-realpolitik-wests-failure/
3. True Story: Russia Finds WMD In Ukraine! https://www.ilanamercer.com/2022/03/true-story-russia-finds-wmd-ukraine/
4. It’s Biblical, Zelensky: A Leader Who Fails To Haggle For The Lives Of His People Has Failed https://www.ilanamercer.com/2022/03/biblical-zelensky-leader-fails-haggle-lives-people-failed/

 

Mercer “Hard Truth” Video Podcasts on Ukraine. Please Subscribe (David Vance and I are working on having Fred on Hard Truth, which is on a short hiatus):

https://rumble.com/c/HardTruthPodcast
https://rumble.com/vx058f-true-story-russia-finds-wmd-in-ukrainehtml
https://rumble.com/vw897h-russia-to-us-on-ukraine-pot.-kettle.-black..html
https://rumble.com/vtea18-neocons-neolibs-and-nato-inch-us-closer-to-nuclear-war-with-russia.html

Talk us up.

UPDATE (4/4/022): Very important in the age of sniveling sanctimony on the Left and Right: The Mercer and Reed columns are adult tracts. The humor is adult humor. The authors are not coy—and there is no cloying, puritanical shying away from adult topics.

UPDATE II: Message From Fred (4/6/022):

“Fred will be on travel until April 20, but shortly thereafter will resume his lies, distortions, and scurrility  if he has not been tracked down by the CIA and shot.”

Gotta love him.

WATCH: Russia To America On Ukraine: Pot. Kettle. Black.

Foreign Policy, Ilana Mercer, Iraq, Media, Russia

NEW ON HARD TRUTH With David Vance and me: Russia To America On Ukraine: Pot. Kettle. Black.” PLEASE SUBSCRIBE HERE

There is a ton of hypocrisy on the “news” networks about Putin’s savagery. He’s savage alright, and his is a war of aggression. But how dare we? Remember this little Iraqi boy with the charred torso? (https://www.ilanamercer.com/2003/04/murder-by-majority/) Uncle Sam did that. What about this little armless Iraqi child and thousands like him? Did Putin disarm him? (https://www.ilanamercer.com/2003/04/on-pimps-and-presstitutes/)  LOOK at tiny Shakira, a Pakistani tot “burned beyond recognition by a U.S. drone and left for dead in a trashcan.” (https://www.ilanamercer.com/2012/02/bho-uncle-sams-assassin/)

David Vance and I almost lose their lunch over the sanctimony and hypocrisy evinced by the media, right and left, over Putin’s apparent “unparalleled” brutality. ©David Vance indicts the not-to-be-believed presstitutes who should be embedded with both sides to a conflict, but, instead, are in-bed with Ukraine.

Having sat out the 67 and 73 wars in Israeli bomb shelters —©Ilana Mercer anatomizes some features of old-school diplomacy and statesmanship—alluding to realpolitik—utterly absent from the repertoire of both Presidents Joe Biden and that ass with ears, Volodymyr Zelensky. Both are a disgrace and a failure to have brought us this far. Ditto NATO and the EU.

This is “Hard Truth” you’ll hear nowhere else.

SUBSCRIBE TO “HARD TRUTH” With David Vance & me HERE. WATCH:

https://rumble.com/vw897h-russia-to-us-on-ukraine-pot.-kettle.-black..html

 

Familiar Words, Familiar ‘Ethics’

America, Ethics, Foreign Policy, Ilana Mercer, Intellectualism

On January 29, 2022, I wrote:

US State craft is driven, first, by the arrogance of power and delusions of ideological superiority, as well as by self-serving elite concerns. The US ruling interests to prevail are those of “The Blob” (the permanent foreign policy establishment), military-industrial-complex, a media also engaged in expedient myth-making, not news reporting, crooked corporate elites, and a sanctions-giddy US Congress, in which there are currently no pro-détente thinkers (nor thinkers, for that matter).—ILANA MERCER,”Neocons, Neolibs And NATO Inch Us Closer To Nuclear War With Russia,” January 29, 2022

On Feb 16, 2022, Richard Hanania, some young chap, wrote:

“American foreign policy is driven by a need for conflict for reasons of both ideology and the self-interest of the foreign policy establishment.”—Richard Hanania, Feb 16, 2022

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The Moral Writer’s First Commandment: Cite Your Sources!

More about American ethics and what followed my first submission to an American libertarian magazine.

WATCH A NEW HARD TRUTH: Exporting Wokeism

Free Markets, Free Speech, Globalism, Ilana Mercer, libertarianism, Propaganda

WATCH Exporting Wokeism” on Rumble And SUBSCRIBE:

America has made a habit of exporting democracy at the point of the bayonet. While not as lethal, cultural trends and products exported can be toxic, too. They, moreover, displace and contaminate indigenous cultures. For example: Wokeism is made in America, is entirely toxic, and, sadly, suffers no supply-chain disruptions in its spread. Wokeism is a product of a distorted and deformed American marketplace of ideas. Alas, there is always a libertarian who sees a free and vibrant marketplace of ideas worthy of defending, where there is only coercion and cruelty. “The woke movement could be the next great U.S. cultural export—and it is going to do many other countries some real good,” waxes Tyler Cowen, an economist at George Mason University.

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https://hardtruthwithdavidvanceandilanamercer.podbean.com/e/exporting-wokeism/

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