Anti-Semitism as Political Assassination: The Smearing of Steve Bannon

Marcus Alethia, Ph.D.

The corporate media would have us believe that President-Elect Trump’s newly appointed Chief Strategist and Senior Counselor Stephen K Bannon is a raging anti-Semite, and “white supremacist.” Though best known now for his role in the Trump campaign, Bannon is a former US Naval officer, Goldman Sachs banker, director of Earth-science research at Biosphere 2, film producer, and chairman of Breitbart News. Over the last 24 hours he has been subjected to a well-orchestrated crescendo of op-eds and tweets attacking his character and political views.

For instance, Esquire’s resident hysteric Charles Pierce would have us believe that “The hiring of Steve Bannon as a WH policy advisor is exactly the same as hiring David Duke.”

Meanwhile, the Daily News’ chief fabulist-in-training Shaun King purports to explain how “Donald Trump is using Steve Bannon to turn the GOP into the new KKK.”

And deservedly obscure presidential candidate Evan McMullin asks “Will any national level GOP leaders condemn @realDonaldTrump’s appointment of anti-Semite Steve Bannon to senior White House role?”

Others using the anti-Semitism slur include Newsweek’s Kurt Eichenwald, Huffington Post’s Sam Stein, MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow, the ADL’s Jonathan Greenblatt, US Senator Ron Wyden, Slate, Salon, Forward, and a cast of thousands more piling on. Many are Jewish, though not all.

As an American Jew, I am completely horrified at this reprehensible smear campaign. It is shameful. Sadly, it is the norm. The media know that the charge of anti-Semitism is tremendously damaging. If they get away with using this on Bannon, I fear they will continue using it towards many others associated with the Trump administration. They go low. Period.

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The fact that this is a smear without foundation seem obvious from statements made by Jewish friends and associates of Bannon.  Former Breitbart reporter Ben Shapiro left the news site after a falling out with Bannon, and there is no love lost between the two. Yet he writes, “I have no evidence that Bannon’s a racist or that he’s an anti-Semite.” David Horowitz states that the accusation is completely without foundation.   Milo Yiannopoulos, one of Breitbart’s main writers, wrote many of the headlines Bannon is currently under fire for, and he’s half Jewish. Orthodox Jew Joel Pollack, Breitbart staff writer, states “Steve is a friend of the Jewish people and a defender of Israel, as well as being a passionate American patriot and a great leader,” and he goes on to say that not only is Bannon not anti-Semitic, “if anything, he is overly sensitive about it, and often takes offense on Jews’ behalf.”

One would think that with a charge that carries the heavy social opprobrium of anti-Semitism there would be some evidentiary standard necessary, but in The Current Year one would be entirely wrong.  Here is the case for Bannon’s anti-Semitism, as made in the press so far:

Evidence A. In divorce proceedings between Bannon and his former wife, Bannon was reported to have made a comment to the effect that he didn’t want his daughters to go to Archer, an elite private school in West Los Angeles, because “the ex-wife claimed Bannon “went on to say the biggest problem he had with Archer is the number of Jews that attend. He said that he doesn’t like Jews and that he doesn’t like the way they raise their kids to be ‘whiney brats’ and that he didn’t want the girls going to school with Jews.”

Bannon denies making any of these statements, and people say a lot of things during divorce proceedings. The kids ended up going to the school. Unfortunately, there is no reporting on to what extent they were actually surrounded by whiny brats.

Evidence B. Breitbart ran an article titled “Bill Kristol, Republican Spoiler, Renegade Jew.” The article was written by the aforementioned Horowitz, who wrote the headline as well.

Evidence C. Bannon said in an interview in July that Breitbart is now the platform for the “Alt Right.”

The first claim is hearsay. If Bannon really “didn’t like Jews,” it is unlikely he would surround himself with so many at Breitbart, open a Breitbart office in Jerusalem, work for a Jewish CEO who supported him, and join the Trump campaign with its Jewish advisors, speechwriters (Stephen Miller), and family members. It is entirely possible that Bannon visited the school and found that the students were indeed spoiled Jewish brats. This doesn’t suggest that all Jewish children are spoiled brats, or that all spoiled brats are Jewish, or that Bannon thought either of these things were true.  Perhaps Bannon was describing the situation accurately, or perhaps he was being a bit unfair, or perhaps he never said any of this, or perhaps he meant it as more of a joke.  The appropriate response to this question is — who cares? While I don’t personally feel that most Jewish parents raise whiny, spoiled brats, some do, and I’d expect more of this at elite private schools than elsewhere.  I too would want to avoid those classmates for my children.

As far as the “Renegade Jew” title, the fact it was written by a Jew essentially confirms the lack of anti-Semitic intent. Accusing Horowitz of anti-Semitism or being a self-hating Jew is laughable to anyone who has read his Zionist writing over the years.

So finally we come to Bannon’s statement that Breitbart is a home for the Alt Right. The term Alt Right leaped into prominence this last year but has been enormously contested. There is no sense in which all the parties that use the term — both pro and con — to mean anything even close to the same thing. Some who self-identify with the Alt Right are expressly counter-Semitic. Some are not.

My personal take on this would be that when Bannon said Breitbart was a home for the Alt Right, he said this in error. There are many variants of Alt Right, much discussion about what it is, with little consensus, and many camps. I have no interest in exploring what the Alt Right is or isn’t here at all, but it is worth noting that many have claimed the title for themselves. Breitbart, however, simply isn’t thought of by most as being “Alt Right”. Thus, neither is Bannon. At best he might be considered “alt-light.” But for most people on the Alt Right and in general, Breitbart is simply a venue for the contemporary right, not the edgier and more transgressive Alt Right.

Thus the links between Bannon and anti-Semitism or “white supremacism” are essentially zero.

What bothers me most about this absurd episode, as a Jew myself, and a patriotic American, is the way accusations of anti-Semitism can now be deployed at virtually anyone with no evidence needed, as a form of political character assassination. The piling on by the corporate media and liberal pundits is shocking and alarming.  Bannon has been smeared. His family, friends, colleagues, and the Trump presidency have been tainted by spurious accusations of anti-Semitism, in the absence of any evidence. This is a nakedly cynical attempt to demean an individual, an organization he headed, and the people he is associated with. It is orchestrated for political purposes — to keep Bannon, a voice for real fundamental change and reform, out of the Trump administration. It is designed to undermine the President-elect and his administration’s legitimacy. It is a yet another media-driven disgrace, driven largely, though not only, by Jewish liberals who resent their loss of influence during the ascendancy of the right, as democratically chosen by the American people.

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48 Comments to "Anti-Semitism as Political Assassination: The Smearing of Steve Bannon"

  1. Amasius's Gravatar Amasius
    November 15, 2016 - 5:24 pm | Permalink

    “What bothers me most about this absurd episode, as a Jew myself, and a patriotic American, is the way accusations of anti-Semitism can now be deployed at virtually anyone with no evidence needed, as a form of political character assassination.”

    I wouldn’t worry about that too much. With the rising tide of Nationalism all across the West, “anti-Semite,” like “racist” and every other scare word, is on its last legs. People are sick of it.

  2. Peter J's Gravatar Peter J
    November 15, 2016 - 5:26 pm | Permalink

    Interesting. I hope that Trump wants to wrest US foreign policy (and immigration policy) from the grip of “neo con” Jews. Hopefully without unnecessary rancour (though this is very unlikely).

    On the subject of “good” Jew and “bad” Jew see Melanie Philips versus Simon Schama.

    Dr MacDonald certainly opened my eyes to the concentrated and malign effect of Jewish radicalism and self-interest. One of the most difficult questions now is in respect to this Jewish Question – i.e. exactly how can the West satisfactorily throw off this influence?

    • November 15, 2016 - 6:56 pm | Permalink

      Amused at that link which underlined once again the observation of MSM analysis being two Jews talking about issues that affect Jews on a Jewish owned (or run) station, moderated by another Jew. The only departure here is that the moderator is gay, not Jewish.

      Which brings me to your question: We ‘throw off this influence’ by relentlessly exposing it. For example by exposing what I’ve just written above. By exposing that the US Supreme Court is close to being majority Jewish while including no Protestants – the founding stock of the nation. There are thousands of examples, knowledge of which would enrage the general public.

      Easier said than done of course but the Trump win has moved the Overton Window and every bit of exposure pulls further on the thread that’s capable of unravelling the monstrous fraud under which we labour.

      • Lynda's Gravatar Lynda
        November 16, 2016 - 6:14 am | Permalink

        The Deep State is monstrous. The political theatre in front of the schmo screen is what we see and interact with, but the twilight world of hacking has begun to throw up the shadows of what is on the otherside.

        “This powers of this aion are seated in wickedness”
        1 John 5:19

        • Trenchant's Gravatar Trenchant
          November 16, 2016 - 3:22 pm | Permalink

          @ Lynda:
          Great comment, as always. It would be naive to imagine that the incoming administration won’t also come with its fair share of those compromised by this abomination.

      • Peter J's Gravatar Peter J
        November 16, 2016 - 1:16 pm | Permalink

        “We ‘throw off this influence’ by relentlessly exposing it”. To some extent yes and also no. It depends on the power dynamic. You can “expose” the elites but whether you can depose them is an entirely different matter. If the system is favourable to them, they can simply do what they want…

    • Nice Guy Eddie's Gravatar Nice Guy Eddie
      November 15, 2016 - 10:50 pm | Permalink

      Peter J, I have referred to your ‘good Jew’ / ‘bad Jew’ point in my own comment above, but let me add to it here. No way should Melanie Phillips ever be mistaken for a ‘good Jew’ – she is an Israel-firster, nothing more, nothing less. She is also an excellent illustration of how so-called ‘good Jews’ often pretend to be on our side when in fact they are following their own agenda. An example:

      In her many columns for, among others, the Daily Mail and The Spectator, an oft-repeated theme is the need to support ‘Christian’ society in the West (Islam being the demonic enemy of course). And yet every time without exception about two-thirds of the way down her columns she stops saying ‘Christian’ and starts saying ‘Judeo-Christian’ instead. And all the useful idiots don’t realise they are being brainwashed.

      Melanie Phillips and her ilk are not on our side and never will be. They are fifth columnists whose allegiance is to Israel and whose ultimate aim is to destroy the West. The only sensible course of action is to not trust any of them.

      • Peter J's Gravatar Peter J
        November 16, 2016 - 1:24 pm | Permalink

        Nice Guy Eddie, well I agree to some extent. It is a very difficult matter.

        The author of this article is Jewish as is Melanie Philips (and Paul Gottfried as another example). In short, I suspect that there are exceptions to the rule but the rule in the case of Jewish activism is that it is highly militant and highly focussed and to some extent plausible and backed up with huge resources. Therefore it is a massive problem.

        I think that there are “right wing” Jews who tend to be Israel First who can only be “on our side” in the sense that they are nationalists who “get it”. There are also “left wing” Jews who are simply opposed to our position on a range of levels, i.e. they are against us for who we are, what we stand for, and they wish to replace us with people who are more “deserving” and more subject to their control. All in all, the power that these people hold is immensely destructive to us even if there are honourable exceptions or people we could compromise with or give the benefit of the doubt to. The situation is grave.

      • David Ashton's Gravatar David Ashton
        November 16, 2016 - 4:06 pm | Permalink

        @ Nice Guy Eddie

        Melanie Phillips is an Israel-firster. But if you were presented with her articles on most other subjects without knowing her name you would probably approve the contents, without the slightest suspicion of her Jewish identity. It is quite absurd to say her “ultimate aim is to destroy the West” (by e.g. strongly opposing Islamic immigration, the EU, communism, multiculturalism, egalitarian “education”, &c).

        • Peter J's Gravatar Peter J
          November 17, 2016 - 7:50 am | Permalink

          David Ashton

          Do you see the difficulty involved here? We can ally with people like Melanie Phillips and even, strangely enough, Louis Farrakhan (who was pro-Trump) because they are traditionalists and nationalists to some degree. But they will never be entirely on side since they have their own distinct interests to look after….and alongside them are many less amenable people who will seek to attack in order to promote their own interests…

        • Nice Guy Eddie's Gravatar Nice Guy Eddie
          November 18, 2016 - 2:04 am | Permalink

          I have read many of Phillips’ articles over the years and, as a ‘conservative’ I agree with about 90 per cent of her views, but it make absolutely no difference. The bottom line is it is simply too dangerous to let Jews – any Jews – inside your political house. As a group they are not to be trusted and as it’s impossible to know for sure which Jewish individuals might genuinely be on my side I choose not to trust any of them.

          Another part of Phillips’ shtick is her non-stop demonising of Muslims. She does this, again, to help Israel by making sure much of Western opinion is anti-Islam, and therefore anti-Palestinian for obvious reasons. It also serves the overall Jewish plan of having an easily identifiable ‘enemy’ to keep the stupid goyim’s attention away from the real enemy – them.

          To repeat: the only sensible course of action is to never, ever trust a Jew. If that’s unfair on some of them, too bad – this isn’t a game being played by gentleman’s rules, it’s a war for survival.

  3. Joe's Gravatar Joe
    November 15, 2016 - 6:17 pm | Permalink

    “The media know that the charge of anti-Semitism is tremendously damaging. If they get away with using this on Bannon, I fear they will continue using it towards many others associated with the Trump administration.”

    Good. Let them keep screaming “anti-semite”. The more they use it (especially when it’s false), the less adhesive quality it will have until it actually becomes a badge of honor for those accused of it. Already, for me, whenever I see someone labeled thusly, I immediately think… “ah, that person gets it… they know who the real enemy is”. Keep sending more awakened people into our camp… the more the merrier.

    • November 16, 2016 - 12:58 pm | Permalink

      I don’t hate Jews therefore I am not an anti-Semite. I do not believe they should rule over any European nation; they have a nation designed of, by and for them and their posterity. They represent approximately the same percentage of the US population that sodomites do. Both are anti-European, anti-Christian, anti-family. Whenever they or any defined group raises their heads to oppose policy that is good for the founding people of the US I simply accuse them of anti-Christian, anti-European, anti Constitutional Republic bias.

      That includes: The Federal Reserve, Cultural Marxist Common Core & higher ed, SCOTUS, non-White immigration, MSM, Hollywood, dual members as elected officials, collectivist bureaucracy, crony capitalists

  4. Sam J.'s Gravatar Sam J.
    November 15, 2016 - 6:51 pm | Permalink

    This has worked so well for them in the past they can’t let go of it. The only solution to the problem of constant cries of anti-Semitism or racism is to make fun of them.

    Help me start a new meme.

    The Dindus say racism. I say Ni!
    The Dindus say White privilege. I say Ni!
    The Dindus say White supremacy. I say Ni!
    The Jews say Anti-Semitism. I say Ni!

    When ever someone calls a White racist or anti-Semite all the Whites around them should start saying Ni! Over and over. It will annoy them quite possibly beyond their central nervous system to handle.

  5. Gwawr y Meirwon's Gravatar Gwawr y Meirwon
    November 15, 2016 - 7:56 pm | Permalink

    The same smear of anti-Semitism -just as baseless but unfortunately successful-was employed against Obama’s attempted appointment of Charles Freeman as chairman of the National Intelligence Council in 2009.

  6. Lynda's Gravatar Lynda
    November 15, 2016 - 10:11 pm | Permalink

    Bannon will turn out to be another ‘what’s good for the Jews’ asset on the Trump staff. The Tribe is now using its resources to smear him as an ‘anti-semite’ so that the Alt Right minions who demand SEMITIC INCORRECTNESS will give him a pass. I am sure Bannon is capable of schlepping the ‘anti semitic’ label with flair.

    He worked for Breitbart. What’s not to like?

    • Paul Harrison's Gravatar Paul Harrison
      November 19, 2016 - 2:23 am | Permalink

      Yes, good catch on the maneuver of “prophylactic smearing.” Now he’ll spend his days trying to prove his philo-Semitism as will Trump. It’s up to the “Alt Right” to hold Trump to his mandate. If they make enough noise it may work. The problem is that the right is too easily distracted by “Islamic terrorism” which is almost totally a response to America’s role as Israel’s enforcer. Trump’s desire to be the tough guy can be implemented by beating on Muslims while he gets a pass for continuing the policy of fawning over Israel.

  7. Nice Guy Eddie's Gravatar Nice Guy Eddie
    November 15, 2016 - 10:28 pm | Permalink

    Am I the only one who got as far as “As an American Jew…” and despaired?

    Just as ‘liberal’ Jews run the Democratic party and ‘neo-con’ Jews run the Republican party, so supposedly patriotic ‘American Jews’ will eventually run the Trump administration. Their strategy is always the same: connive their way to the centre of power and turn policy in a direction that is ‘good for the Jews’.

    From what Trump has already said on Iran you can certainly expect those patriotic ‘American Jews’ to shape his policy in that direction. Look out Iranians, that nice Mr. Netanyahu is already rubbing his hands with glee. Bombs away!

    Also, expect a major Israeli move on the Palestinians in the next four years – having set the scene under Clinton, Bush and Obama they may well decide it’s ‘end game’ time and move ahead with their long-term plan to kick their Semitic cousins out of the West Bank. And what will a Trump presidency infused with patriotic ‘American Jews’ do about it? Absolutely nothing, you can bet your last shekel on it.

    Back here in the West, we can expect more patriotic ‘American Jews’ to make themselves known and start burrowing their way into the fabric of the Alt-Right movement, all the while pretending to be our friends. But they are not our friends and never will be, it’s simply not what they are about.

    Just as many Jews will never trust Germans, so we must never trust Jews, even the ‘good Jews’ who claim to support our cause. History teaches that the moment you let them through the door you’re in trouble, and that goes for the Alt-Right as much as it does for political parties, media organisations and nations in general.

    Further down the comments here Peter J seems to draw a distinction between ‘good Jew’ Melanie Phillips and ‘bad Jew’ Simon Schama. There is no such distinction, they are simply attacking us from different directions, as per their usual tactics – playing both ends against the middle. Now with Trump there is a third end but it is still aimed directly at us.

    I’m sure Mr. Alethia and other Jewish commentators are sincere but I don’t care – I can never give them the benefit of the doubt because I know that at least some of them will soon be working against us. If the ‘Alt-Right’ does not learn that lesson from history they will divide and conquer us just as surely as they have done everyone else.

    • David Ashton's Gravatar David Ashton
      November 16, 2016 - 4:15 pm | Permalink

      @ Nice Guy Eddie

      Jews are welcome on board the national coach so long as they are not in the driving seat. Nor is it a good idea to run them down in the road or to recommend this course of action. There are many lessons from history to learn as well as the one you advise.

      • Elizabeth's Gravatar Elizabeth
        November 16, 2016 - 5:06 pm | Permalink

        That’s the problem. Some people can’t be allowed on the bus because they will not rest until they are driving the bus.

        • David Ashton's Gravatar David Ashton
          November 17, 2016 - 1:45 pm | Permalink

          @ Elizabeth
          I realize that is a problem, well illustrated by the organized conquest first of Jewish opinion, then of American Jewish opinion, and finally of American opinion, by Zionism, largely recently replacing Communism; the “progressive” “neo-con” take-over of one conservative group or publication after another, not only in the USA; and other examples of the late Rabbi Hugo Gryn’s statement that “we never feel secure unless we are supreme”.

          However, the phenomenon is quite complicated, and must be thoroughly understood, to be dealt with effectively, rationally and astutely. In this we need the diverse insights of an Albert Lindemann and a Larry Auster as well as a Gilad Atzmon and Gerard Menuhin; and at least READ e.g. Alan Dershowitz on the Bannon Appointment, at the Gatestone Institute online, November 17.

          There is serious core to the post-WW2 Never Again wail over “The Holocaust” and “Islamofascism” that needs to be addressed in an educated and civilized manner.

      • Nice Guy Eddie's Gravatar Nice Guy Eddie
        November 18, 2016 - 2:11 am | Permalink

        David Ashton

        You let them on your coach and I’ll keep them off mine and we’ll see which one crashes first! :)

        • David Ashton's Gravatar David Ashton
          November 18, 2016 - 11:06 am | Permalink

          @ Nice Guy Eddie

          Your witty reply is much appreciated. Knowing some of the back-seat occupants involved, they would be quite happy arguing with one another than with the driver.

          My only bottom line is this: if any Jews feel existentially threatened solely because of unavoidable “genetic” identification, they will naturally seek to protect themselves; which leads to defensive association with other Jews of different kinds, behaviors and opinions – a position now exacerbated by the Nazi definition of members of the “criminal race”.

          It is also counter-productive to indulge in stupid abuse, unproven conspiracy theories and demands for a “real holocaust”, although there are carefully documented and completely rational arguments to be made against certain specifically Jewish influences and activities, past and present.

          Some Jews have made positive contributions to western civilization, neither destructive nor parasitic, and it is still possible to work with such as these.

      • Paul Harrison's Gravatar Paul Harrison
        November 19, 2016 - 2:30 am | Permalink

        I am neither a Holocaust denier nor a Holocaust defender but you know as well as I do that nobody is going to succeed making “carefully documented and completely rational arguments” for limiting Jewish influence. There has to be a public admission of an issue over Jewish influence on foreign policy re the middle east and – more importantly – eastern Europe where Christianity is trying to recover from decades of Bolshevism. Secondly, the constant trashing of Christianity and white people that emanates from Hollywood has to be addressed. Those who make “carefully documented” criticisms have gotten nowhere, and probably suffered loss of career prospects along the way. What is needed is a coarser, less nuanced push-back as practiced by (other?) minorities.

      • Sgt. Pepper's Gravatar Sgt. Pepper
        November 21, 2016 - 11:02 pm | Permalink

        @David Ashton

        There are individual Jews who I like, and whose sincerity I do not question, such as Paul Gottfried, Larry Auster, Gilad Atzmon etc.

        The problem is that if we let in individual Jews such as these, we will end up letting in the entire tribe– there is no way around this.

        Thus we need to keep out individual Jews, with no exceptions.

  8. zerobid's Gravatar zerobid
    November 15, 2016 - 11:32 pm | Permalink

    With all due respect to the author, why does it take a Jew to defend someone against charges of anti-semitism? Or a black to defend someone against charges of racism? It seems rational argument requires racial authenticity to be valid in these matters.

  9. November 16, 2016 - 4:02 am | Permalink

    More and more whites are realizing that anti-Semitism is not a smear but a survival strategy.

    • T. J.'s Gravatar T. J.
      November 16, 2016 - 11:54 am | Permalink

      Let us not use their terms.

      Anti-Semitism is their expression. I am anti-jew.

      Besides, the ragheads are semites too. I am not anti-raghead.

      • Otto's Gravatar Otto
        November 16, 2016 - 7:44 pm | Permalink

        Sad thing is how many WASPs are the opposite. Menorah up their ass but hate Muslims with a passion.

    • Franklin Ryckaert's Gravatar Franklin Ryckaert
      November 16, 2016 - 8:02 pm | Permalink

      So-called “anti-Semitism” is self-defense of Gentiles against destructive Jewish behavior. The accusation of “anti-Semitism” is Jewish self-defense against that Gentile self-defense. The best self-defense of Gentiles against that Jewish self-defense against Gentile self-defense is to simply ignore the accusation. The main power of the Jews (always a small minority among Gentiles) is “fear of the Jews”. When that fear is lost, all is lost for the Jews, and they know it.

  10. George R's Gravatar George R
    November 16, 2016 - 5:52 am | Permalink

    I have to admit, the Jews’ ability to infiltrate hostile movements is truly remarkable. Because that’s what MSM and the author of this article are doing: tricking the public into believing that Mr. Bannon is an anti-semite/white supremacist. He is not. Breitbart is a Jew-Jew worship website and always has been, they only loosened up to attract more followers during the campaign.

  11. b.smith's Gravatar b.smith
    November 16, 2016 - 7:29 am | Permalink

    Even if you personally are a trustworthy friend to the “Goyim” (ie “Cattle”), you will not be trusted. Your fellows in the tribe have burned that down beyond thoroughly. They are making war on us and it is not credible that when it comes down to it you will NOT take their side against us.

    So don’t worry about the Anti-Semitism scam. It is actually over, as will soon be the HoloHoax and the other Jewish power-lies.

    “Anti-Semite” is a badge of integrity. But Bannon has not earned it. This labeling of him is a scam to fool the “Cattle”.

    Trump is nothing more than a manifestation of the white race’s will to survive. He has accomplished something great, but is surrounded by Jews and will surely either betray us to them directly or indirectly by their treachery to him.

    But our will to survive is burning now, and the fire will burn higher and higher.

  12. Pierre de Craon's Gravatar Pierre de Craon
    November 16, 2016 - 10:29 am | Permalink

    The fact that anti-Semitism, however understood, is treated as a matter worthier of discussion and comment, let alone reprobation, than flat-earthism is a powerful indicator of who rules and who obeys in Western societies. When was the last time the New York Times or The Atlantic published a ten-thousand-word lament on hostility to Andaman Islanders as such?

    Even abstracted from other considerations and considered solely on rational grounds, no charge of anti-Semitism passes the smell test. One needn’t be a particularly acute observer of those living either now or in the recent past—with “recent” meaning a thousand years, give or take a few hundred—to note that far more of the aforementioned flat-earthers clog the planet than do people who hate Jews qua Jews. So a statistician living in splendid isolation from life’s hurlyburly might well ask, “what’s all the fuss about?”

    It’s about power and hubris, of course. In practice, anyone who thinks that Jews and their behavior ought to be viewed as subject to the cause-and-effect consequences in the physical, historical, and ethical spheres that are routinely applied to other human beings and their behavior lays himself open to being labeled an anti-Semite once a Jew, any Jew, fears that his own ox (or his Tribe’s) is in danger of being gored. This is the dimension of hubris. The dimension of power may be seen in the success with which most white people have been brainwashed, bullied, or both into accepting this patent absurdity wihout a second’s hesitation.

    The fact that almost every comment in this thread exhibits an awareness of the facts, the concepts, the tactics, and most of all, the mentality and pattern of subversion and control underlying this article’s subject and very vocabulary inspires more hope in me than anything I’ve read in what seems an age. What is more, it inspires immeasurably more hope than does the ever so slim chance that the Trump administration will further the cause of white restoration.

    (Mod Note: I too am heartened to see commenters put the very idea of “anti-semitism” under examination. While the article author defends Mr. Bannon from the charge, many here will criticize the “charge” itself. One more reason why TOO is on a much higher level than the MSM. . Pierre, many comments on this thread have already gone into the trash, and you don’t see them. Why? Un-necessary ad-hominem crudeness of expression. Let’s all comment in a civil manner, and even while criticizing the “meta-stuff”, give the author some due respect. Comments which don’t do this will be trashed.)

    • Pierre de Craon's Gravatar Pierre de Craon
      November 16, 2016 - 1:45 pm | Permalink

      Thanks for your eye-opening gloss, Moderator. It’s always desirable to learn the truth, but how I wish it tasted better as it slid over the tongue and down the throat!


      (Mod Note: Pierre, of course you know that your post wasn’t an “offender”, and that my note below your astute comment was to inform anyone who reads it that a certain level of civility is required … especially when our Editor has welcomed a guest essay by a self-identified American Jew. He is certainly a brave soul to submit his ideas to this blog’s commenters, and we owe all brave souls a level of civility and decentness in our discourse. Thank you for your contribution to that.)

      • Pierre de Craon's Gravatar Pierre de Craon
        November 16, 2016 - 8:23 pm | Permalink

        I evidently expressed myself poorly, Moderator. My meaning was that I was a bit dismayed to read that the ratio of high-quality commenting was a consequence of your pruning. I can’t recall ever lodging a complaint about an excess of civility on an Internet forum!

  13. November 16, 2016 - 1:08 pm | Permalink

    Recently I faced a charge of anti-Semitism and answered it in a way that there was not a peep in return. I think one could just as easily insert any __________ Supremacism, and even if you guess wrong, you get another chance to guess again.

    Beth (common Jewish last name): You’re the fanciest-talkin’ white supremacist I have run across in a while, Chesley

    CMM: Beth, are you perhaps a Jewish Supremacist? I ask because I notice they always say that to me, although smarter people recognize that I have interests just like anyone else. Thank you! I do identify as Christian European like my ancestors who fought a revolution for this country. Could we hear some of your fancy words, like why it is good to have a Talmudic Jewish State of Israel, but bad to have a Christian European State of the USA as we were founded?

  14. November 16, 2016 - 2:10 pm | Permalink

    any who believe in the existence of a “white” race are in the same category as any who believe there is a “jewish” race…they are reality deniers,science deniers, flat earthers or whatever other term to cover possibly well meaning but seriously misguided folks, if not total schmucks..islam has it that there is no god but god and that is strictly faith based, but there is no race but human is formly grounded in material science..oh, and anyone who doesn’t believe in christ is an anti-semite..booga booga!

    • Pierre de Craon's Gravatar Pierre de Craon
      November 16, 2016 - 8:28 pm | Permalink

      Very insightful comment. The last two words were especially enlightening.

    • November 17, 2016 - 11:01 am | Permalink

      Lessee now, “Schmucks”. Hmmmm, who might use a Yiddish term like this? Great Scott! It’s frank scott!

      Not bad, not bad at all, but nowhere near as imaginative as Ashley Montague. A little more work on the “gentile” name and I am sure we’ll all be fooled.

  15. November 17, 2016 - 7:53 am | Permalink

    Stephen K. Bannon: He’s White, He’s A Nationalist, But He’s Not A White Nationalist

    • Michael Adkins's Gravatar Michael Adkins
      November 17, 2016 - 1:03 pm | Permalink

      Our representatives haven’t come to a teachable moment yet. It’s still business as usual!

      Personally, I am more interested in Mr. Bannon’s thoughts on the link below from the American Freedom Party (AFP).

      In my opinion these courses create is a new version of the hipster. I suggest reading Norman Mailer’s, “The White Negro” to get the basic idea.

  16. November 17, 2016 - 10:42 am | Permalink

    Like Alice, America has now passed through the looking glass darkly. The sequel to Alice in Wonderland is based on the game of chess played on a giant chessboard. Most main characters in the story are represented by a chess piece or animals, with Alice herself being a pawn. There are many mirror themes, including opposites and time running backwards.

    Is this not the perfect visual metaphor for the manipulation of the election results and its political outcome? Is not Trump’s new America now slated to become a mirror image of the old? Were not the Jews first up screaming how time is running backwards to the bad old days of Nhadzee racism and bigotry?

    Can not the American goyim be likened to playing pieces on the grand American Chess board? Is it not obvious that Trump represents a mirror image of Hillary Clinton? In fact think about how many times you have seen images of them facing each other as if they are looking into a mirror. How big does the Jewish stick-up-side-the-head have to be for America to wake up?

    If there were anything such as serendipity, this 2016 movie is it, and just in time for the election stampede.

    I find this discovery fascinating, as I was totally unaware of this movie until I went to review the original story line to write this comment. Yeah, I live in a dark cave filled with hate and seldom look outside into the bright, sunshiny, Jew’s diverse world of Tikkun Olam “diversity,” “love,” and “tolerance we’re all forced to endure. “Happiness, we’re all in it together.”

    Could this be just another one of those Hollywood “accidents” that invariably seem to paint the truth in front of the goyim’s noses? There is far too much evidence that; for some reason, the hidden elite Jewish leadership feels compelled to “telegraph” their future intent to the goyim masses in the disguise of fiction.

    In this case, I could not think of a better movie to portray the actions of those Jewish red queens. Obviously Jews’ felt the same way.

    • Paul Harrison's Gravatar Paul Harrison
      November 19, 2016 - 1:22 am | Permalink

      I haven’t seen the movie but I don’t understand your ‘mirror image’ metaphor. What future intent does the movie reveal and why do you say Jews thought the movie accurately portrayed their actions?

  17. Pierre de Craon's Gravatar Pierre de Craon
    November 17, 2016 - 2:40 pm | Permalink

    The Moderator of this thread wrote the following sentence in glossing an earlier comment of mine. For the record, I second every word in that sentence.

    He [i.e., Marcus Alethia] is certainly a brave soul to submit his ideas to this blog’s commenters, and we owe all brave souls a level of civility and decentness in our discourse.

    I think, however, that something Dr. Alethia writes in his article’s last paragraph needs to be noted and challenged. I refer to this:

    What bothers me most about this absurd episode, as a Jew myself, and a patriotic American, is the way accusations of anti-Semitism can now be deployed at virtually anyone with no evidence needed, as a form of political character assassination.

    My specific gripe is with the word “now,” not with the sincerity of Dr. Alethia’s self-description as “a Jew … and a patriotic American.” I contend that successful employment of the anti-Semitism charge as a career- or even livelihood-ending weapon dates from as far back as the fifties in those fields (all the mass media, elite academia, politics) and locales (New York, Chicago, Los Angeles, Washington, DC) where Jewish hegemony was then already a fact of life. By the eighties, hardly any areas of commerce or culture remained free enough of Jewish influence to protect their occupants from the consequences of an anti-Semitism charge. By then, in the words of the old Negro Spiritual, someone so charged ran might run to the rock to hide his face, but the rock would cry out, “No hiding place down here.”

    Think, for example, of Bill Buckley’s In Search of Anti-Semitism, in which he cravenly slandered his friend and protégé Joe Sobran as a prelude to sacking him shortly thereafter for anti-Semitism and lèse-majesté (i.e., because Joe had the temerity to defend himself from the charge, not least with his now famous remark first printed in that book, “An ‘anti-Semite,’ in actual usage, is less often a man who hates Jews than a man certain Jews hate” [p. 96]).* The publication date of that book was 1992—in other words, everything between its covers was written twenty-five years ago! How “now” is that?

    That Dr. Alethia deplores falsehood and injustice, no matter its ethnic origin, is something for which he merits everyone’s approval, including mine. I trust, then, that he won’t object to being informed or reminded that his timeline needs a bit of adjustment.
    *The other prime target of Buckley’s book was Pat Buchanan, whose challenge to the elder Bush’s renomination, then in its heady early days, had generated enormous enthusiasm on the Right and indeed amongst Americans of all stripes who deeply resented Bush’s betrayal of his “no new taxes” pledge. The neocons Buckley was already in thrall to wanted Buchanan’s candidacy hobbled and his career blighted. Buckley succeeded in helping them get the first; the second object took another twenty years to gain irresistible traction.

  18. Onet's Gravatar Onet
    November 17, 2016 - 4:53 pm | Permalink

    Should probably archive the tweets just in case they get deleted.
    Use and I think also works.

  19. Winston S. Mythe's Gravatar Winston S. Mythe
    November 18, 2016 - 12:36 am | Permalink

    The charge of Anti-Semitism comes about not even from saying that ‘team Jew’ is hostile to ‘team White’, but that ‘team Jew’ exists in the first place.

    In other words, if you recognise them as a political force, and you’re not one of them, you’re their opponent.

  20. John's Gravatar John
    November 19, 2016 - 1:26 am | Permalink

    The Jew group “IfNotNow” has just stormed the lobby of the Washington DC building where President-elect Donald Trump’s transition team is preparing for the start of his presidential term.

    There are a couple of “Jews Against Racism” signs. LMAO.

  21. Sgt. Pepper's Gravatar Sgt. Pepper
    November 21, 2016 - 11:31 pm | Permalink

    What bothers me most about this absurd episode, as a Jew myself, and a patriotic American, is the way accusations of anti-Semitism can now be deployed at virtually anyone with no evidence needed, as a form of political character assassination.

    The widening accusations of “anti-semitism” are a clear indication that Jewish power is breaking down— and that is what really bothers Alethia. (Actually, frightens would be more like it.)

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