UPDATE (2/24): The “Why Do They Come Here, Then” Argument.
Another evasive tack taken, I believe, even by Tucker Carlson, @DrC88118048 No contradictions here. The only contradiction lies in the dumb West’s response of letting ’em in: Third World likes your stuff–likes the countries you create–just doesn’t like you creative types very much: Envy!
American institutional rot has gone well beyond the neat labels of progressivism, or socialism, or communism. The ideology of progressivism, for example, certainly the debate over it—this is a First World luxury.
Besides, “Western democracies are third-way political and economic systems. They are already heavily socialized. Once Western societies go from third way to third world, debate over communism will cease, for communism will have arrived.” (From, “Wake Up. Systemic Anti-Whiteness Is Deadly. Witness South Africa,” October 15, 2020.)
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.
“On a personal note: POTUS is why I became an American Woman. I naturalized because of Donald J. Trump.
I thought that were I to post a short, heartfelt video, you’d be more forgiving of my running election interference for the Russians. (FakeNews phonies: I’m being highly cynical. In other words, I’m joking, you dour dummies.)
Naturally, I had always been down with the founding documents and the Founding Fathers. But because of Uncle Sam’s depredation and unjust wars, I wasn’t feeling it.
If I were I black commentator, I have no doubt that this bit of information, divulged first here, would have generated greater interest in our conservative circles.
In any case, and very plainly, I urge you to consider my support for POTUS, in the context of my capacity as a longtime writer against war and against the state and for ordered liberty – a writer who also wrote a 2011 book about the demise of South Africa, due to forces not dissimilar to those undermining America.
UPDATE II (11/4): The wait is turning sad.
Thanks to kind readers, who felt what I felt—yet still took the time to kindly and generously make me feel welcome …
I am not normally one to send “fan letters” and fawn all over people,
so I consider this quick note just an affirmation of your writing. I
have been a regular reader of yours for a few years now. I enjoy and
look forward to your insights, your intelligent discourse, and your
humor. All attributes that are sorely lacking on a grand scale in so
much of what is dumped out there as news, or truth, or thought.
Two points: First, your use of language is thrilling and
thought-provoking in this day and age of click-bait and “right thinking”. Thank you!
Second, I want to congratulate you for becoming a naturalized
American citizen, and welcome you. I see that as a positive action
motivated by optimism and healthy pride. And even though being a US
citizen offers so many possibilities and opportunities, I believe
what you bring to the table is of greater value.