A quick thought on Clinton

I don’t claim to be an expert on anything political, but I am a pretty good judge of human nature. Regarding this upcoming election, two dangerous human traits are set to converge: Weak-mindedness and the impulse to compensate.

Over half the population is at, or below, average intelligence. A large portion of those who are of higher intelligence are faithful to the religion of Leftism. While they may question some of the claims put forth by the controlled media, they won’t question its underlying premises, or the corresponding subliminal messages it so aggressively subjects us to. Also, Trump is right that there will be massive voter fraud.

That’s why I’m fairly certain that Hillary Clinton will be elected. She represents the Establishment, and so does the controlled media and a large majority of both major political parties.

One of the things that scares me about her is that, being aware of the perception that women are weak, she’ll compensate for this – to the point of starting WWIII.

Here’s a video by Black Pigeon Speaks:

So we can expect the Federal government to continue to infringe on our right to bear arms, while at the same time increasingly using arms to start wars across the globe. There are a lot of evil things her presidency will bring. We’re in for rough times.

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The Butterfly Effect and race

Here’s an interesting video that explains the Butterfly Effect:

In essence, even the tiniest differences will cause large outcome disparities in complex systems. The weather is a prime example; each minute initial condition impacts others, feeds back upon itself – and can end up making the difference between a violent storm and a beautiful, sunny, day.

So it is with large human societies. There are so many variables at work that it’s impossible to point to one, with certainty, and say: This society is poor because of the “legacy of slavery.”

What factors come into play to determine what kind of society a large group of humans will produce?

Local/ethnic history, climate, religion, overall health and diseases, the local flora and fauna, geographical location such as proximity to the coast and the availability of water, terrain, gender ratios – and the genetic legacy of that population. All of these, and probably much more, shape the complex and dynamic entity we know as a “human society.”

Regarding the last item on the above list, “genetic legacy,” it’s what many of us refer to as “race.” It includes external characteristics such as average height, hair texture and color, eye-shape, skin color and ear size. But it also includes the propensity for various health conditions and resistance to others. It includes skeletal structure and bone density, hormone levels, differences in sexual dimorphism and longevity. It also includes differences in overall temperament and IQ. Racial distinctions do not necessarily apply to individuals; they’re a conglomerate of averages across regional populations – and, like so many other things in nature, they don’t need exact boundaries in order to exist. Visit a sandy beach; can you pinpoint the borderline between ocean and land?

The Butterfly Effect is about tiny differences – and no serious scientist would argue that, genetically speaking, human IQ is EXACTLY the same all ever the world. Instead, they argue that other factors explain the bulk of the IQ disparities we now observe. From Scientific American:

So far, the evidence suggests that infectious disease is a primary cause of the global variation in human intelligence. Since this is a developmental cause, rather than a genetic one, it’s good news for anyone who is interested in reducing global inequality associated with IQ. If the primary factors were genetic, as some have suggested, IQ would be very difficult to change.

Will a minuscule difference in average IQ cause tangible differences between human societies? The Butterfly Effect says: Yes!

But, as stated, average IQ is not the only biological difference between races. Hormone levels, or the frequency of psychopathy also vary, and it should be obvious that this will bring about societal differences. Any difference, no matter how small it is, when multiplied millions of times, will have consequences.

Of course there’s a flip side to this. Although many of us like to ridicule the concept of “The Legacy of Slavery,” the Butterfly Effect says differently. Even after 150 years, such a legacy will have an effect upon a large population.

But a large human society, such as American blacks (for example) is so complex that nobody can point to any one factor (such as the Legacy of Slavery, for example) and reasonably claim that it’s the cause of poverty or high crime rates. This would be akin to a weatherman claiming he knows the root cause of a hurricane.

I started with a video from DNews. Interestingly enough, the same fellow, in a different video, claims that race is only a “social construct.” In that video, we can clearly see how otherwise intelligent people lose their objectivity when it comes to race. He calls race “genetic adaptations,” but he also claims that they’re not real. It’s weird to see a scientist make the claim that genetic adaptations aren’t real. Then what are they? Figments of our imagination?

Am I misunderstanding the Butterfly Effect? Let me know in comments.

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Idiocy from the Forest Grove News

Even in normal times, I often wonder if members of the controlled media consider the logical conclusions of some of their arguments. But with Trump hysteria in full-swing, it’s even easier to find examples of utter lunacy within the pages of newspapers.

On October 12th of this year, the Forest Grove News-Times published an article by Allen Warren titled “On Immigration issue, consider the long-term impact of a short-term solution.” Here are are some excerpts:

… one of the things we might find out is whether or not President-elect Trump follows through on his campaign promise to deport all illegal immigrants.

… Trump is telling his supporters that immigrants are a threat to their livelihood and even their lives. If we build a wall, if we deport illegal immigrants, if we give the deported immigrant jobs back to U.S. citizens, Trump has often said, “Our economy will be so much better… believe you me!”

… But back to the main theme: the people in our country are part of our domestic market. They rent or buy houses. They buy food, clothes, cars, and thousands of little and big things that get sold or rented every day.

If Trump was successful at deporting 11 million people, we would lose all that demand for goods and services. Even assuming the illegal immigrant incomes are only half that of the average American, those incomes still represent approximately a quarter of a trillion dollars – $275 billion – a year. That’s a pretty significant amount of income lost. In fact, it’s enough that it’d very likely throw the country into a recession.

… but the bottom line is this: if the illegal immigrants aren’t living here, they aren’t shopping here. Trump would no doubt argue the good news is they wouldn’t be here to take jobs in the construction industry; but the potentially bad news he’s not mentioning is they wouldn’t be here to demand housing, and with them gone, it’s conceivable the abandoned homes would be available for U.S. citizens to purchase or rent, meaning if no one would need to build houses for a while, those construction industry jobs previously held by illegal immigrants that are now available for U.S. citizens wouldn’t be needed anymore… or at least for a while as it’s tough to imagine demand for housing being strong in the aftermath of 11 million lost residents.

By this logic, if having 11 million illegal immigrants is “good for the economy,” then why not throw our doors open to the billion or so Africans who would love to move here? Wouldn’t that be even better for the economy? After all, that’s a billion more shoppers, a billion more tax-payers, a billion more customers for the housing industry. Such a move would make Mr. Warren ecstatic.

It appears that Allen Warren would be perfectly happy living in a world where the population density is so great that we’re packed like sardines – as long as the economy is healthy. What about the cost of such a high population/third-world immigration?

Damaged ecosystems? Who cares, as long as the economy is strong!

Setbacks for women’s rights and animal rights? Not important, as long as the stock market is healthy!

Endangered species going extinct? Of little concern, as long as Wall Street is booming!

Increased government corruption and intrusion? A small price to pay, as long as industry is roaring!

Even the most ardent Hillary supporter must (one would think) admit that population growth MUST cease at some point… right?

We’re better off controlling our population on our OWN terms, instead of waiting for the inevitable Malthusian Correction. Controlling our borders is essential to controlling population; it forces local communities to take ownership of their own population problems – rather than offloading them onto others.

Between Clinton and Trump supporters, who is most concerned about our environment? If Warren’s views are any indication, it would be Trump supporters. Clinton supporters only seem to be concerned with the welfare of Wall Street – and considering Clinton’s loyalties, this should come as no surprise.

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Is Trump an anti Semite?

A member of my family sent me the following article, by Janis Ian:

I can’t believe people don’t see the parallels. No one thought the National Socialist German Workers Party would “allow” Hitler to do what he did. No one believed that kristallnacht would lead to Auschwitz. Everyone said “the party will stop him”, “the courts will stop him”, “there’s a process in place that will stop him”.
The Republican party’s active encouragement of “tea party” misbehavior, the party’s belief that they could “control” Trump, their turning a blind eye to his continuing egregious behavior, have landed us here.
Despite his disgusting, immoral, unethical, misogynistic behavior, despite his failure after failure as a business person, despite his refusal to give a hoot about the people working for and under him, Republicans like Ryan and Corker went ahead and supported him – first, in the hope that they’d keep their own jobs intact, and second because they made the spurious argument that “I don’t support him. I support the Republican Party.”
Well, what is the Republican Party, or for that matter the Democratic Party? It’s the people IN it. Not the flags, not the banners, not the party hats, but the people.
Now, Ryan finally says he’s had enough. John McCain says he’s finally had enough. Personally, I suspect the only reason most of the politicians deserting Trump are doing so is because their wives have finally had enough. Apparently nothing else mattered enough, or at least, nothing else mattered as much as their own political hides.
I’m no Hillary Clinton fan. If you’d told me a year ago that I would be supporting her, I’d have laughed in your face. But I refuse to vote for a third-party candidate who will do nothing more than deliberately split the vote, and throw this country to the dogs.
I’m not twelve years old any more. I don’t have to like my candidate. I just have to trust that they’ll do their job, behave in a rational manner, treat other world leaders – heck, treat everyone! – with respect, and provide a decent example for my granddaughters. I have to believe that at 3 in the morning, when they’re bored pushing buttons to tweet one last vindictive remark, they won’t push some other buttons and plunge us into a nuclear holocaust.

I have heard people say “I trust in the impeachment process” as an excuse to vote Trump into power, knowing he shouldn’t get within a mile of the White House. I have heard people say “Yeah, he scares me, but I support the Republican Party, and he’s my candidate.” I’ve even heard people say “He’ll put money in my pocket. He knows how to do that” and “He has a secret plan – that’s why he won’t reveal it, because the Democrats would steal it” about everything from health to economics. Bullshit. Bullshit. Bullshit. The only secret plan any of these people have is to stay in power. Period.
As to supporting a candidate because you support the party, well, welcome to the National Socialist German Workers Party, folks. A/k/a the Nazis.
Doesn’t anyone read history any more?
Shame on us. Shame on all of us, for standing by and letting this happen. Shame on every single person who doesn’t vote, shame on every single politician who would rather keep their seat than do what’s right, and shame on us for continuing to vote these people into office. Across the board, not Republican or Democrat. Across the board. Shame on us.

I’ll admit that back in the day, I thought Ian was super hot, but comparing Trump to Hitler? Give me a break! Not that this wasn’t predictable. Every time the Establishment Left doesn’t like somebody, they compare him to Hitler. It’s a tired cliché.

I don’t keep up much with the election; personally, I don’t really like either major candidate. But at least Trump isn’t as enthusiastic about eliminating white people as Clinton is, so I’ll vote for him.

I asked my family member to provide me some anti Semitic quotes that Trump has let escape from his (admittedly) loose lips, but she couldn’t provide me with any. So I did a quick search and found an article from Forward.com. It listed five “cringe-worthy” quotes from Trump:

1) Jews are Hagglers “I know why you’re not going to support me. You’re not going to support me because I don’t want your money …Look, I’m a negotiator like you folks, we’re negotiators.”

2) One of My Favorite Daughters is Jewish “I want to thank my Jewish daughter. I have a Jewish daughter…This wasn’t in the plan but I’m very glad it happened.”

3) How ‘Bout That Jon Leibowitz — I Mean Stewart “I promise you that I’m much smarter than Jonathan Leibowitz – I mean Jon Stewart @TheDailyShow. Who, by the way, is totally overrated.”

4) Debbie Wasserman Schultz is “Neurotic” (Read: Jewish Woman) “This is a woman that is a terrible person,” Trump said of Democratic
National Committee Chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz after calling her “crazy” and a 
“highly neurotic woman.”

5) Not That I’ve Actually Read Hitler… “If I had these speeches, and I am not saying that I do, I would never read them.… My friend Marty Davis from Paramount gave me a copy of Mein Kampf, and he’s a Jew.”


None of those can be even remotely considered “anti Semitic” comments. Lame attempts at humor? Perhaps. References to old Jewish stereotypes? Perhaps. I’ve know many Jews, including myself, who are “guilty” of the exact same thing. Yes, Jews do joke about Jewish stereotypes. Yes, Jews do make jokes (sometimes bad ones) at the expense of other Jews.

As for #4, we’ve got to wonder if the term “anti Semitic” has any meaning if it can be applied to any person who says something negative about an individual who happens to be Jewish. That would make just about everybody anti Semitic.

Does reading Mein Kampf make somebody an anti Semite? Well… does reading Das Kapital make somebody a communist? Does reading the Qur’an make somebody a Muslim? How silly!

Until Trump proclaims his hatred of Jews, or calls for our extermination, we should refrain from calling him an anti Semite.

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A late report on this year’s Amren conference

Actually, the report itself wasn’t late, having been published in May, but I’m late in finding it (which I did purely by chance).

The article is by Rosie Gray of Buzzfeed, and it’s called “Inside A White Nationalist Conference Energized By Trump’s Rise.” Overall, it’s not a bad article, considering it was written by a member of the Establishment Left.

She writes:

One young alt-righter, Karl (not his real name), a twentysomething Texas man active in the Twitter community, seemed like a nice enough guy, friendly and polite. He said his favorite people to troll were Republican strategist Rick Wilson — a frequent target of alt-right trolls — and Weekly Standard editor Bill Kristol. (When I later found what I’m pretty sure is his Twitter account, I found a wall of hatred directed toward “faggots” and Jews.)

The implication is that there’s an undercurrent of hate, among certain members of the AltRight directed toward certain groups, including gays and Jews. And she’s, of course, right. It’s something I myself have addressed. We need to be more civil, even when we think we’re just communicating amongst ourselves, and even when we’re posting anonymously (or semi-anonymously) online.

If some of us have been challenged in this regard in the past, it’s not too late to change. But she should have also pointed out that Amren has always accepted gays and Jews. In fact, Amren has always accepted people of ANY ethnic group or orientation, as long as they behave themselves. Also, she should have pointed out that there were several Jews in attendance.

Oh, and did I mention that I’m now famous? Okay, not exactly famous, but she did mention me:

A second man came up, bearing a gift for Taylor: a round ceramic plate, about the size of a saucer, with markings on it. He made Taylor guess what it was. Part of a pulley system, maybe? No, the gift was a tribal Ethiopian lip plate, which the man had picked up on his travels. Taylor, who has written that Africa is an “utterly alien Africa of road-side corpses, cruelty, and anarchy,” accepted it with enthusiasm.

Yep. That was me. But again, if she’s going to bring up negative things Mr. Taylor has said about Africa, she should also bring up positive things he’s said, such as how he was received in West Africa as a white advocate. Taylor (I believe it was at last year’s conference) told us how he was treated with respect in Africa, in contrast to being a pariah in the US. Perhaps she was unaware of that.

On another note, now that Trump finally has the edge over Clinton, I think we should all mentally prepare ourselves for disappointment if/when he’s actually in office. Even if (and that’s a big “if”) he has every intention to follow through with his promises regarding the ongoing invasion from Mexico, there’s only so much he can do. So let’s prepare for the worst and hope for the best.

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Toxic Masculinity

I’m a touch-typer. But I bashed my left pinkie against a fence while doing yard work, so it hurts every time I use caps or  the letters q (ouch), a (ouch) and z (ouch). So I hope y’all appreciate this while reading this post.

A friend of mine visited Seattle recently, and brought back one of their leftist rags for my amusement. It’s called “The Stranger.”

In an article titled “She Was Getting On with Her Life Without Him, Which Made Him Jealous,” Heidi Groover cites several cases of domestic violence against women, and blames them on “Toxic Masculinity” and guns.” In fact the subheading reads:

The Shooting in Mukilteo Is the Latest Example of What Happens When Guns Meet Toxic Masculinity

The article begins:

By now, the plot points are familiar. A woman dates a man. The two break up. He’s jealous, “heartbroken,” he can’t take no for an answer. He buys a gun – or has one already. He kills her.

Groover brings up Orlando:

After the June mass shooting in a gay nightclub in Orlando, Salon’s Amanda Marcotte described toxic masculinity as a “specific model of manhood, geared towards dominance and control…

And then there’s the obligatory Trump-bashing:

It creeps into our political discourse as Republicans demand we “bomb the hell out of ISIS” and Donald Trump brags about his penis size or implies that his supporters should shoot Hillary Clinton.

Maybe it’s just me, but I don’t see the connection between (allegedly) bragging about one’s penis size and male violence. To me, it looks like she’s condemning all masculine attributes. I get the impression that Groover has a problem with males, and guns, in general.

Let’s bear these points in mind – as we compare “Toxic Masculinity” and “Toxic Islam.”

Groover may object to “bombing the hell out of ISIS,” or maybe she’s  simply citing this expression as an example of male aggressiveness. Either way, there’s little doubt she’d agree that only a small fraction of Muslims are terrorists.

I would venture to say that an even smaller fraction of men commit domestic violence – yet Groover has no problem generalizing about masculinity by calling it “Toxic Masculinity” and blaming it for a lot of what is wrong with the world.

To the best of my knowledge, there is no “Masculinity Handbook” that lays down guidelines for men.Maybe if there were, and that guidebook condoned violence against women, then we could condemn this ideology as a whole.

As it so happens, there IS a guidebook for Muslims, and it does call for violence against both non-Muslims and women*.

How convenient for Groover to bring up the Orlando massacre, and ignore the Islamic aspect of it, focusing only on the guns and the fact that the murderer was a man. If so, then let’s teach American history as follows:

Native Americans were robbed of their lands, and largely eradicated, because of males and guns. The “White Man,” per se, had nothing to do with it.

Even more ironic is that Groover attacks the only candidate who wishes to protect women from Islamic persecution. Trump doesn’t want to see American women suffer the way European women are suffering – from ongoing sexual assault by Muslim men.

But we needn’t speak only of Muslims. I wonder if Groover would blame the perpetual bloodshed among inner-city blacks on “Toxic blackness.” This would be about as valid as blaming men, in general, for violence against women.

Speaking of “Toxic blackness,” Groover writes:

More than a third of women in the United States have experienced rape, physical violence, or stalking by an intimate partner at some point in their lifetime, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention – and those rates are higher for women of color and women who are not straight or cisgender.

Since it’s obvious that “women of color” primarily date “men of color,” then this is just another way of saying that “men of color” are more abusive to their women. The same, apparently, goes for homosexuals. In other words, what we have here is “Toxic color” and “Toxic homosexuality.”

Aside from all that, I think it’s worth pointing out that every female domestic violence victim chose her abuser over other men. Whether the two were still together at the time, or had previously separated, she chose him. I’m not saying that, because of her poor judgment in men, she deserves to be abused or killed. Not at all. But I am saying that these victims bear some responsibility in their own misfortunes – because there were plenty of kind and gentle men they could have dated. Instead, they went for the psychopaths, the “bad boys,” the gangstas and the controlling types.

*Some say that’s not what it actually means, and that such passages are “taken out of context,” but what difference does it make to us whether that’s what it means or not if many of those well-versed in Islam do interpret it this way?


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What to do with fragments?

It’s a question I’ve grappled with for years. I’ve got a few more-or-less complete manuscript Hebrew books, but also a bundle of manuscript fragments, or severely damaged manuscript books. Their monetary value is minimal, but they’re still interesting to look at. Especially the older ones.

I’ve been thinking that some people might be willing to buy individual pages. They can have them framed and hang them on their wall. It would make a unique piece of art, or conversation piece. I would charge from maybe $2 – $5 a page plus shipping (which would be essentially the price of a postage stamp and a suitable envelope in the US.

It’s not so much that I need the money; it’s disrespectful to throw them away, and other people might value them more than I.

Here are a few samples. Please tell me what you think.

This one’s probably from Morocco. It looks like some prayers for Yom Kippur, and I’d guess it was written some time in the 19th century.



From Yemen. A page from the laws of oaths and vows.


From Yemen. A page from the “Taj:” The Arabic translation of the Torah by R. Sa’adyah Ga’on.


Confessions to be recited on Yom Kippur. Probably from North Africa. Maybe 100 years old.


The poetic conclusion of a (unknown) book. From Yemen.


A fairly recent Yemenite prayer for Yom Kippur.


The final page of a book on the laws of Priestly gifts. Yemen.


From Yemen. Opening page from a volume on the laws of ritual slaughter, with the commentary “Zebhah Todah.”


A random page from the Laws of Ritual Slaughter. Yemen.


Yemen. Another couple of pages from the Laws of Ritual Slaughter.


Yemen. Prayers for the night of Yom Kippur.



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