Apr 1, 2016

Don’t Just Pray for Brussels, Help Build an Alternative Media

via Counter-Currents

The blood of the victims of the Brussels attacks had not even dried — their bodies were not even cold — before the political establishment, the Left, and the media added insult to injury by telling us lies and trying to shift the blame: from the Muslim invaders and the fools who brought them here — to the people who would have kept them out of Europe in the first place.

But that’s what political correctness is: lying, specifically lying to commit injustice — concocting false excuses for the guilty and false guilt for the innocent, in order to create and perpetuate a multicultural pigsty in which the white race is slowly extinguished. That’s why I entitled my new book Truth, Justice, and a Nice White Country — because we are never going to get a nice white country to live in until we stand up for truth and justice.

But it is not enough merely to carry these in one’s heart. One needs to proclaim them to the world. Thus one needs the means — i.e., the media — to do so. Counter-Currents is just one node in an increasingly vast alternative media network that is getting out the truth about the migrant crisis, Islamic terrorism, and their connection to white dispossession and genocide. But, increasingly, Counter-Currents is a leader, a publisher and webzine of record in the struggle for white resurgence.

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The Easy Path to Secession from the USAR

via Amerika

At this point, most people who have been paying attention have realized that the USA is on its way out. It is dying for the same reason the USSR did, which is that it created a System to control its people, and that system chose the obedient and moronic over the good. Decline in a nutshell.

The Union of Socialist American Republics (USAR) replaced the USA in the 1990s when we let the 1968ers hit their forties and take over government. Zombie Boomers and brainwashed Generation X kids came together to praise Bill Clinton and the new “looseness” of American culture. It was not just rotten like the 1960s, but combined its rotten Leftist core with 1980s-style slick business acumen.

The result in the USAR is essentially a Communist country, but it fuels itself with the fires of capitalism. You must obey the official ideology to not be fired from your job and driven into hiding. Those who parrot the right memorized responses, like talking about how tragedy will bring us together and diversity is our strength after every terrorist attack, get ahead. Those who notice reality are marginalized.

The idiots won, you see. Leftism is the philosophy of idiots, or at least protecting idiots. That is what “equality” means: an idiot is as good as a genius. Sure, we pay the genius more… maybe… but that means he pays lotsa taxes in order to support the idiot. The smartest are enslaved to the dumbest, and because the dumbest are the largest group and growing in number, we have a permanent single-party system for the Pro-Idiot Party, who happen to be Communists Socialists? liberals.

Many talk about “exit,” or trying to peacefully withdraw, but we see how well that worked for the Confederate States of America (CSA) last time, and common sense tells us that when a liberal government needs money, those who “exit” will be the first to be forcibly re-absorbed. The beast will never have enough. But one option is to use a variant of the Putin/Orban strategy and try to drive away the morally pretentious North.

Vlad Putin and Viktor Orban are not fools. They know the West thinks a certain way, and that it is liable to make war on those who express public disagreement. But they have learned something from the response by American liberals to the American South: if you make those Coastal liberals think that there is nothing in your land but rednecks and crazy people, they will want you to leave. Their disgust will make them let you go.

As a result, Orban and Putin have approached their ideological shift cautiously while appearing to use Trump-style bravado. They make laws against public gayness, maybe throw up an immigrant fence here and there, and make public statements that seem overblown. In each case, they are cagily advancing their own interests while camouflaging them as rednecky incompetence so that Western liberals just give up.

We can see this process in the response of Coastal states to North Carolina’s enactment of a bathroom gender law. Under this law, you use the restroom which corresponds to the gender listed on your birth certificate. If you are a transsexual, you change your gender on that certificate and then you are able to use the bathroom of your new sex. The bill carefully avoids forcing business owners to have only two bathrooms and permits them to have unisex bathrooms. On the whole, it is a fair and sensible bill.

But that is not enough for the Coastal liberals! The fire god wants blood, you see… and blood is shown by forcing an ideological agenda for the sake of appearance, not reality. First the West Coast liberals claimed this bill was anti-LGBT (a fancy term for “not biologically heterosexual”) and then the New Yorkers chimed in. Now the sharks circle for the kill… and yet:
New York state has joined the cities of Seattle, San Francisco and New York in restricting non-essential public-employee travel to North Carolina. The moves are in response to a newly passed North Carolina law that critics say is discriminatory to the LGBT community.
New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s executive order bans “all taxpayer-funded trips trip to North Carolina, unless they’re essential to public health or law enforcement,” NPR’s Hansi Lo Wang tells our Newscast unit.
Great hope can be found in this. This mostly symbolic act shows the disgust that Coastal liberals feel for someone daring to have another opinion. This disgust is a weapon, but it can be turned around on them. I suggest all of the Southern States should pass similar bills, and go even further. Tax birth control and tampons. Demand everyone go to church. Get extreme and act as crazy as you want, so long as you do it in a way that makes those Coastal liberals get queasy.

The only place safe from the ever-greedy belly of socialist-style government and the neurotic fatwas of Coastal liberals is the place that no one wants. Become that place. Make the South look utterly terrible to these Coastal neurotics and schizoids, and let them pull back. If they want a wall, let’s build that wall. Let us seal ourselves off from the North forever because we are so disgusting to their eyes.

In the meantime, cut free of their neurosis and the easy-money jobs of the cities that make people into robot zombies, we can rebuild civilization and eventually have enough tactical nukes to vanish them if they charge over the wall. Let the Coastal liberals face the fate of their reality-denying, misery-spreading Leftist mental health issues. We must break free, and it begins by making them not hate us, but be grossed out by us.

Cameron Is Asking Britain to Sacrifice Its Sovereignty, Freedom, and Prosperity so That the EU Superstate Can Continue

via BNP News

The EU is a dictatorship run by control freaks.

These people who we know only by what they have created are unelectable and use creeps like Tony Blair and David Cameron and his dogs to bend our brains into submission.

Look at what you see, for they are there in Westminster in the role of puppets year after year until there is nothing left of the will to remain independent.

Bankers and transnational companies have eroded our ability to govern ourselves as a nation and now is the time to stop the rot before it is too late.

We will be unable to stop any further slide into the strait-jackets unless we tell these arrogant, ignorant politicians such as Blair and Cameron that we have had enough.
The EU is the biggest-failing trading bloc in the World. Its share of the world economy has almost halved since 1980.

Throughout Europe people recognize the rot and corruption of the parties that have pushed nations to the precipice of catastrophe.

Cameron is asking Britain to sacrifice its sovereignty, democracy and prosperity so that the EU superstate can continue.

Britain has sacrificed itself twice in a hundred years to stop Germany controlling Europe; we should not do it a third time.

After the Referendum, all MPs who have voted for Britain to be subservient to a foreign power, should be stripped of their office and banned from ever holding elective office again.

If you do not believe that Britain should be a sovereign independent and free Nation, why are you sitting in the Houses of Parliament of the UK and drawing massive salary in the first place?

Great Britain now has the perfect opportunity to reshape the western world by first leaving the EU and then setting a benchmark for the future in a very uncertain world.

What’s Going On?

via BUGS

In a Stephen King novel, there was a Black woman, who was born and raised in New England, like most Black women King had met. She has never in her life been south of the Mason-Dixon Line.

But when she wanted to comfort someone, without thinking about it, she got a Southern accent.

When somebody was in dire straits, as is so often the case in a Stephen King novel, this lifelong Yankee found herself talking as if she had just stepped off the bus from a lifetime in Low Country South Carolina.

It may not be related, but I cannot count the number of times that, when the news was all about a Black alpha male like Tiger Woods or OJ, a young Black woman would say to me, “He wouldn’t have any use for me.”

I maybe reaching here, but that statement sounds a bit personal for a girl talking to a stranger.

It occurs to me that the Southern accent may have a side effect.

Bernie just won in Alaska and Oregon, and the media is actually reporting what I said in the first place, that Bernie wins where the population is White.

The media is less guarded about reporting on a leftist campaign.

I said that Bernie was supported by Mommy Professor worshippers, which in Liberalese translates to “younger voters.”

This contest may lead some to come to a hazy idea of reality, which is that Blacks don’t actually vote. A few leftists are right now coming to this conclusion.
But it is all EXACTLY the way I called it.

Very few commentators on the right can call a leftist election that accurately.

Here is some more ammunition for your Twitter campaign to get Trump to hire me on Free Speech:

Not one single anti Trump Republican has ever whispered any criticism of the thug riots at Trump rallies.

Some Republicans have said that it is only Trump’s atmosphere of Hate that has caused these wonderful young idealists to try to break up his rallies.

This could be used to completely discredit the enormous cuckservative forces against Trump.

So why doesn’t Trump counterattack?

The reason is that Trump’s campaign is choked up by leftover respectable conservative Republican advisers. They can’t see past their residual admiration of the liberal media.

He has better get some Free Speech Advisers like me, who can see past this old conservative nonsense.

These opportunities don’t stay open forever.

The Trump Effect

via The Occidental Observer

What do the detestable George Will and Rich Lowry have in common with the execrable Tim Wise and Bill Ayers? Answer: fanatical opposition to Donald Trump, to the point of regarding Trump supporters as enemies. Why not? They all share something in common at the core of their beings: they are all anti-White.

Will held forth on the March 20 edition of Fox News Sunday:
The problem is this, not only are his [Trump’s] negatives — 61 percent, almost doubled his positives, 32 percent, but he’s appealing entirely to white people. Now, in 1988, George Herbert Walker Bush got 59 percent of the white vote which was high and that translated in 426 electorate votes. Mitt Romney in 2012 got 59 percent of the white vote, that translated into 206 electoral votes. Romney got 17 percent, that is all, of the non-white vote. Trump, by every measure, would do worse than that which means he would have to get not just the 65 percent of the white vote to win that Ronald Reagan got sweeping 49 states, he would have to get 70 percent of the white vote. A, it won’t happen and B, it would destroy the Republican Party by making it the party of white people.
When host Chris Wallace noted that Trump was expanding the GOP by bringing in more independents and democrats and asked whether these new supporters could be accepted into a “big tent” Republican Party Will responded:
It cannot expand that far and remain a conservative party which means it would be — if he’s the nominee, there would be no conservative running in the race and the Vichy Republicans who are coming to terms with — as collaborators with the takeover of their party ought to understand that.
Will also called for a Will, Lowry & Co.-approved conservative candidate to run on a third party ticket. It’s too bad frequent panelist Laura Ingraham wasn’t there. No one does a better George Will smackdown than she does, and he really deserved the full Ingraham treatment this time.

So now for Will and his ilk, conservatives who support Trump are “Vichy Republicans” and “collaborators,” i.e., traitors and enemies. Purges to follow. Seems like Trump is really shaking the tree. I wonder who else will fall out.

Imagine the Republican Party getting 70 percent of the White vote and becoming the party of White people. For Will this would destroy the Republican Party. Maybe for him, but not for us. He might be homeless, but he should be able to find new digs, perhaps a cave, or a doghouse, or even some rock to crawl under. But Will’s nightmare is our dream come true, much better even than the creation of a new third party for White people. Let the anti-white Republicans form their own third party instead of us.

The detestable George Will’s condemnation of Trump supporters as his enemies is very similar to the execrable Tim Wise’s March 1 rant on Facebook:
White people: this is the moment of truth. Will we choose multiracial democracy or white nationalism? Know this: if you support Donald Trump or would even consider voting for him for president, you have chosen the latter. You are my enemy. I will not seek to co-exist with you. I will not make nice. I will not pretend we believe in the same things but merely have different opinions about how to get there. You are the enemy, plain and simple. And you must be stopped. You must lose and not just by a little. By a lot. A crushing defeat that leaves no doubt in your mind that the country you prefer is gone and is never coming back. … De-friend me now. You do not believe in decency or justice or democracy. And you are beyond reason.
Wise’s vitriolic rant after the 2010 midterm elections was spiteful triumphalist gloating after what he claimed was a minor and temporary setback. His tone in this rant has changed. Now he is grim rather than triumphalist, and more threatening than gloating. He is going to war against anyone who supports Trump. What will this mean if Trump actually becomes president? Will this extremely biased anti-white activist still be a paid consultant on “hate groups” for police departments across the country, when he will have essentially defined the majority of voters, and the great majority of white voters, as haters by his standard?

And now we have the return of Bill Ayers, like it’s 1970 all over again, back to his old Racial Marxist Weatherman antics, involved with a coalition of students and non-Whites to repress rebellion among the White masses, shutting down the Trump rally at the U of Illinois-Chicago where he teaches —are you ready for this? — education. It’s fitting that he’s sharing the same bed with Will, Lowry and Wise. Politics makes strange bedfellows, especially anti-White politics.

Ayers has more of a personal stake in this than the others. It was in his living room that Obama launched his political career. When Obama ran for president he was heralded as a transformative figure, both symbolizing and causing the transformation of America and the West away from Whiteness and toward a Brown future. So the anti-White elites in Europe hailed the dawning of the new non-White age and gave him the Nobel Peace Prize before he even had time to foul the Oval Office.

But then along comes Trump spoiling everything, the anti-Obama who represents the repudiation of Obama and everything he and his 2008 victory represented. A Trump victory would be a White victory, demonstrating to the world that we’re still here and haven’t been beaten yet. No wonder Ayers and Wise and the race traitors of Europe are in high dudgeon, while Will is apoplectic at the thought that the GOP might gain 70 percent of the White vote. That would really ruin his day.

Eleanor Clift says “Trump is just doing explicitly what that — what the party has practiced implicitly, and now, it’s all coming apart.” Sounds like she’s been reading Kevin MacDonald on implicit Whiteness.

Trump’s first surge in the polls and the findings of a study by political scientists from UC-Berkeley and Stanford, Douglas Ahler and David Broockman, on attitudes toward immigration, which both occurred at almost the same time, greatly revised my measure of the state of the White race (also discussed here). With some adjustments for the racial composition of their sample, the Ahler and Broockman study suggests that around 55% of Whites supported the options of stopping illegal immigration, deporting illegal immigrants and greatly reducing or halting legal immigration. This compares to the 17% pf Whites who supported (open borders, amnesty, and unlimited immigration).

Trump is not engaging in any persuasion or argument to change people’s minds. He is not that type of leadership figure. It’s not about Trump. It’s about his positions. He is simply representing the positions White voters already have, or have wanted to have. He is thus a figure they can rally around and support as someone finally speaking for them, saying the things and taking the positions that no one else has dared to say or take. He’s bringing up issues no contender has brought up before, issues that most voters never expected to be brought up, thereby giving them a choice they never had before, that they had lost all hope for, with results that shocked and rocked the political world.

The establishment spins it all as anger, the emotional stage right before hate, which removes it from serious consideration, because they can’t admit the truth. A segment of the GOP party base that is too large to ignore, without which they can’t win and will cease to be competitive with the democrats, has woken up and will never be satisfied with the same old, same old politics as usual again. The traitors are lost in the woods. Their yellow brick road has disappeared. Their long-time status quo is falling apart and they’ll never be able to put it back together again. What good is a controlled opposition party that is unable to control the opposition, i.e., the White masses. Noel Ignatiev never taught the race traitors how to deal with this. Where’s Earl Raab when they need him? Didn’t he say 23 years ago that they had already won, that the White peril was a thing of the past?

Earl Raab (1919-2015) speaking at the 1972 AFT Los Angeles Civil Rights Conference
Earl Raab
While Germany is teaching Middle-Eastern males the right way to have sex with German women, Trump is attacking the race traitors in Europe much more explicitly than he is here, becoming not just the anti-Obama, but the anti-Merkel as well. Barbara Lerner Spectre might find herself in a neo-“monolithic” Europe.

We’ve already seen a number of wannabe anti-White leaders fall under Trump’s chariot wheels. Without Trump it wouldn’t have happened. But they made themselves vulnerable to someone like Trump, who wasn’t supposed to happen, and so have no one to blame but themselves. I join with the father of the murdered son who so eloquently expresses why pro-amnesty Kasich and Rubio should be tried for treason.

Now, if we could only see Spectre’s, Ayers’, Will’s and Wise’s total discomfiture and undoing, these would be glorious days indeed!

Spy vs. Spy

via Gornahoor

Un bel giorno … un bel giorno per morire ~ Giacomo Puccini

The Americans

The fourth season of the FX series The Americans begins next week. The setting is suburban Washington, DC, in the early 1980s. The premise is that Elizabeth and Philip Jennings, outwardly the parents of a typical American family, are deeply embedded KGB agents. Raising a family and running a travel agency would be overwhelming for most people. Yet they have the time and energy to do the spy stuff, too.

They are nearly superhuman with mad martial arts skills, both armed and unarmed. That should require frequent training at the gym and practice at the shooting range, but we never see that. They are masters of disguise and social engineering, bending people to their will. Apparently, they have a license to kill, which they often resort to. Yet they manage to remain sympathetic, since the American public is accustomed to killing as long as it is done for a higher cause. For example, the Godfather movies are also like that: murder is not “personal”, since such motives would make it immoral. There are also real life examples that I’m sure you can find.

The Jennings’ are noble since they fight for their fatherland and the communist ideology. In comparison, the American FBI agents, always close on their tail but not quite, are lost. For example, Stan the FBI man, seems to work out of a sense of duty, or more likely to get out of the house, but is unclear about any higher purpose. After all, the USA line is that “they hate us for our freedom” and they come here “for all our stuff”.

Yet for all his “freedom”, Stan is emotionally crippled and spiritually empty. His family is disintegrating and he and his wife fumble around with various New Age cults (like est) for life’s purpose. Elizabeth Jennings, on the other hand, has no doubts about her life purpose. She even retains a somewhat warrior ascetic attitude in the midst of the consumer society. When her husband tells her how “easy” it is to live in USA, she responds, “It is different, but not better.”

Curiously, the KGB agents were active, behind the scenes, in liberal political causes. In particular, we can identify these left wing causes:
  • Civil rights movements: they were active in a cell
  • Iran Contra affair: they supported the Sandanistas in Nicaragua
  • Nuclear disarmament: they encouraged their teenaged daughter to participate in demonstrations. (The daughter, unaware of her parents’ true identities, joined a liberal church.)

Secret Agent Man

A totally different point of view can be found in the TV series from the 60s, Danger Man UK) or Secret Agent (USA). John Drake was quite sure of his mission. Moreover, he, too, relied on social engineering to solve his cases with minimal use of force. Watch some episodes if you want to see what life in a “white republic” was like. Or even better, watch Bye, Bye, Birdie. When my millennial aged son was a young teen, I called him to the TV to see the big dance scene in the town center. I asked him if anything seemed odd about it. He caught on right away!

White Supremacy

The elections in the USA have brought attention to “white supremacy”. It is hard to see this as much of a factor, since it involves little more than a few web sites. Nevertheless, it is the “other” that the left loves to hate.

Nevertheless, I did a little research and biological racism seems entrenched in certain circles, usually associated with anti-Judaism and anti-Christianity. This is far from a reactionary position. In his critique of Fascism, Evola reminds us:
In truth, personality and liberty can be conceived only on the basis of the liberation of the individual from naturalistic, biological, and primitively individualistic bonds that characterize the pre-state and pre-political forms in a purely social and utilitarian-contractual sense.
They seem to be attracted to neo-Darwinism, as sort of a “tough minded” worldview (in William James’s sense). Unfortunately, the so-called “neo reactionaries” are not immune from this attitude. Another Hermetist, Valentin Tomberg, in his commentary on the Arcana of the Moon, explains the danger of this attitude:
What is the state of intelligence which has abandoned all metaphysics and has decided to limit itself solely to “objective facts of the senses”? What is most characteristic of this state is that intelligence no longer moves forwards but backwards. It looks to the least developed and the most primitive for the cause and explanation of what is most developed and most advanced in the process of evolution. Thus, it looks for the efficient cause of the world not in the heights of creative consciousness but rather in the depths of the unconscious, and instead of advancing and elevating itself towards God, it retreats into matter.
Evola regards the same movement as “catagogical”, or a false feeling of self-transcendence, which
can give to the individual the illusory, momentary sensation of an exalted, intense life, moreover such sensations conditioned by a regression, by a diminution of the personality and true liberty.

Putrefaction of the Modern Soul

This regression is evidenced but what such beings simply cannot see. Specifically, they fail to see what Christianity had brought to Europe. One particular web site claimed that Christianity is like a disease that takes time to manifest itself; thence the supremacy of Christian Europe is an illusion. Then, even though a de-Christianized Europe seems to be the problem, he claims that Europe is still infected. So he has a “heads I win, tails you lose” attitude if you want to debate him.
On the other hand, Evola could see Medieval Europe as an “heroic, differentiated, and spiritual civilization”. Anyone who cannot recognize that is hardly likely to recognize it today. There are two errors in biological racism. The first is that genetics is not constant, not just due to mixing, but also to the accumulation of mutations over generations. A materially prosperous civilization is more likely to be declining genetically.

The second is that it ignores the race of the soul and psychical heredity, which is even more important. It is not an ideology or religion or worldview that kills the soul, but rather that a weak soul will prefer a disordered worldview. Perhaps such men are reacting to the putrefaction of the modern soul, and then confuse the cause and the effect.

Europe is just a land mass. The true destiny of its people is once again to be Holy and Roman and an Empire.

Catholic vs Orthodox

This question keeps arising in certain circles. Since Gornahoor is focused on the esoteric teachings, he seldom concerns himself with the exoteric aspects. The follow up question is why didn’t Rene Guenon and Julius Evola ever comment on the Eastern churches?

The answer is that there is no difference between the two from the esoteric perspective. They are in, or at least used to be, in a schismatic relationship to each other (the mutual excommunications of 1054 were lifted some 20 years ago). Now a schism is primarily an organizational dispute, unlike a heresy which involves a difference in doctrine. Too often the focus is on accidental and historically contingent differences. However, there are no essential differences.

This is shown by the examples of St Nicodemus and St Theophan the Recluse, who aggregated the Philokalia for the Greeks and Russians respectively. Nevertheless, they could recognize In Spiritual Combat by Lorenzo Scupoli a work of deep spirituality. They translated that book into their languages. Moreover, St Nicodemus translated the Spiritual Exercises of St Ignatius Loyola into Greek, calling it simply the work of a “wise man”. Any other attitude does not serve a good purpose.

Sticks and Stones

Sticks and stones may break my bones, but names will never harm me.
That was the guiding philosophy of my youth, so the schoolyard bantering in the Republican debates does not concern me. However, it upsets many people and is, in any case, inappropriate it such a venue. Nevertheless, the opposition does use names with the intent to harm people. In particular, there is vitriol against Donald Trump, and by extension his supporters, using words like bigoted, racist, sexist, and so on. These words are intended to put someone “beyond the pale”, yet the pundit class does not deem them inappropriate. I heard the editor of a political journal blame “racism and nativism” as the root cause for so many things she didn’t like; she may as well have tried to explain fire by phlogiston.

Speaking of “stones”, the wannabe adult on stage, John Kasich, was vividly threatening to go to war with Russia to defend Finland, inter alia, against an imminent invasion. While that bellicose attitude was astonishing enough, what was even more astonishing was how normal it sounded to everyone. I don’t believe it has ever been brought up since.

On Islam & Liberalism

via Counter-Currents

Following the mass murders in Paris and Brussels, we hear many political leaders saying that “our European values” and “our Western way of life” were attacked. The conflict between an Islamist in a suicide belt and a Western concert-goer or a tourist in the airport is thus value-based. As if out of thin air, something irreconcilable has emerged between those two people of different cultural backgrounds.

So what are these “European values”?

The West has become a global consumer society. Our mosque is a supermarket. Instead of 72 virgins, the European paradise consists of a pension fund and many years of retirement in a villa on the Mediterranean. This is the last man of Nietzsche, bored of adventure, disdaining of struggle, and moved only by his appetite for comfort and security.

The values of this offspring of consumer society are defined by love of comfort. Through “human rights,” “tolerance,” and “liberal democracy” he attempts to build a conflict-free ideal world of eternal peace and equality where every impulse that pushes us to self-sacrifice is suppressed in the human soul. He never admits that during the last half century, most of the violence on the planet has been created precisely by Western attempts to impose this outlook on other cultures, including Islamic countries.

For him, the European identity is a collection of those exact same hollow-sounding values. Any existential dimension has been erased from his identity, because the idea that one is born into an ethnicity, sex, or race fills him with horror. European values demand that door must be open for everyone. Every one of seven billion people is a potential European. This is why Ahto Lobjakas, an Estonian liberal pundit recently wrote: “Every Muslim of Paris – including the murderers – is an European more than a half-educated Estonian who dwells on the color of the skin or undigested Christianity.”

Trying to seed the fruits of a withering European civilization all over the world is at least just as foolish as trying to justify global conquest and the indiscriminate murder of people in the name of one God and the message of his prophet.

We must face the truth and realize what drives the contempt of a traditional Muslim for modern Western culture. There is no doubt that compared to liberal Europe, Islam carries stronger values and maintains a healthy impulse toward self-assertion. And this is how Western mass culture enables Islam to conquer Europe. When liberal, progressive, egalitarian, and pacifist Western people renounce resistance against the Islamic invasion, the party with the stronger will to power wins.

In the conflict with Islam, the very essence of liberalism leads to defeat. Liberalism demands ever faster immigration into Europe, which will transform a huge part of the West into the Third World. Culture is not bound to geographic location but to people. Immigrants bring their culture with them to Europe. And this inevitably leads to the destruction of all European values that promoted this invasion.

So is it still possible to protect Europe? Yes, but for that we must accept that we are protecting something more than our comfortable lifestyle. We must stop protecting liberal values from Islam, because they hold no water. It is not Islam but liberalism that is the greatest danger to the preservation of traditional, ethnically European nations and cultures, because what led to the opening of borders was the liberal dream of a global supermarket where all consumers are equal.

The true parties in this conflict are not different values but different peoples. The demographic crisis of Europe is deepened by any kind of non-European invasion, be the immigrants Muslims, Christians, or Hindus. It is also deepened by the Western lifestyle which places comfort and self-indulgence above having babies. For the European nations to survive, fighting this demographic crisis is the first priority.

Islam, being a world-conquering religion that claims access to an absolute truth, amplifies the aggressiveness of the immigrants and proves to more and more Europeans that multiculturalism is impossible. This in turn allows us to mobilize more Europeans against immigration. But the fight against immigration must not become a banal liberal anti-Islam movement, it must be a fight for European nations. Thus our true enemies are those who have enabled immigration and hence caused the terrorist attacks in Paris and Brussels.

The correct answer to terror cannot be redoubling the bombing raids in the Middle East, but replacing non-European immigration with emigration. Our culture and values have no place in the Islamic world, so enough of the export of democracy and human rights! And their culture has no place in Europe. We are too different to be separated by just a few housing blocks. We need national borders and the Mediterranean between us.

Sooner or later, this is bound to become self-evident enough for liberal European values to die their natural death. Our task is to ensure that liberalism dies at the hands of indigenous Europeans not Islamic invaders. For that we must rediscover the same traditional values that are maintained by Islam but suppressed by the liberalism in Europe. Those values will enable us to revive the nations of Europe and protect them against all foreign threats.

Once Islam is no longer a question of domestic but of foreign policy, Europeans can deal with it as history has shown. Since the 8th century, European warriors successfully defended their continent against Islam, halting invasions into the European heartland and recapturing Iberia and the Balkans step by step from Muslims. But even then, strategically speaking it will be useful not to see Islam as a single hostile force — as the anti-Islam movement would dictate — but to support secular and nationalist leaders in Islamic countries, such as Assad in Syria and Qaddafi in Libya.

Paradoxically the current wave of immigration might be the greatest chance to reawaken European national identities. The conflicts it has brought force us to choose our own side. In this ethnic conflict, the invaders do not see any difference between the Europeans who welcome them with posters and smiles and those who fear for the fate of their civilization. They see no difference between liberals or conservativies, Christians or Pagans. We all can become victims of the next bomb attack.

Understanding this helps us shake off the chains of consumerism and prepare for battle. Suddenly we discover that European culture is much more than a collection of liberal buzzwords. We can only become worthy opponents of Islamists who fight for their tradition and religion if we rediscover the rich heritage of Europe from Charles Martel to the incantations of Kalevala. This is the only European alternative to the crippling decadence of liberalism.

Jews and Moneylending: A Contemporary Case File

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“Interest on debts grows without rain.”-Yiddish Proverb

Some things never change, and one of these things seems to be the Jewish connection to usury. During a recent conversation with a good friend who now finds himself at the sharp end of the financial downturn, he mentioned having been forced to turn to the ‘services” of what has become known as a “payday loan” company. The relatively small, short-term, unsecured loans offered by these companies, to those struggling to hold onto the socio-economic ladder, very often come with eye-watering rates of interest. As the conversation continued, my friend despondently informed me that because of the rate of interest on his current loan, when the end of the month came he was in all likelihood going to be facing the prospect of paying off his loan only to have to immediately take out another.

He was trapped. Looking at this younger man, who also has a baby on the way, I offered to cover the totality of the interest on this particular loan on one condition: that he avoids at all costs taking out another loan. He gratefully accepted my offer, but I couldn’t help but feel that it won’t be long before the allure of quick (but expensive) cash begins to tug at him once more.

Cicero once remarked on “how large an income is thrift,” and I would also echo the sentiment that thrift is a matter of character more than of economics. But more immediately pressing to me in this case was the fact that although my young friend believed he was dealing with a fairly small-scale operation, with a “down-home” feel, he was in fact becoming ensnared in an international web that thrives and feeds on people just like him — the hard-working but economically weak victims of “the system.” The small storefront instant loan operations in your hometown, or the comforting names of the seemingly small-scale online lender, are simply the extremities of this web. Sitting at the feast table of this feeding frenzy on the working poor are a large number of businessmen who hail from an ethnic community which has a long, rich, and unbroken history in precisely this line of work. Regardless of those screeching cries of ‘stereotype,” this history is a well-documented one, and with the publication of this article I hope it will be documented better still. Moreover, I might add, despite the obfuscations of those with obvious bias, this particular tribe has more often than not engaged in this trade out of choice. After all, unlike crops which require toil, sweat, rootedness and, yes, rain, interest grows simply and incessantly with the tick of the clock.

Nevertheless, in order to counter any allegations of “prejudice” which this article may attract, I draw attention to the painstaking research which I have undertaken into the companies and individuals detailed below, and I ask simply that the facts I am about to adduce be left to speak for themselves. I aim, primarily, to explode the idea that the link between Jews and exploitative finance is a myth or a stereotype. With a historical survey, as well as detailed factual evidence on a large number of contemporary individuals, companies and business practices I hope to establish the premise that there is occurring in our midst a vast and detrimental transfer of wealth and resources from non-Jews to Jews, and that this is occurring via the employment of age-old methods. I will detail, and provide evidence for, the typical features of these methods, the most starkly apparent of which is financial fraud. In the third part of this essay. I will offer my thoughts on what might be done, as well as broader reflections on the nature of economic contact between Jews and non-Jewish over historical time.

Historical Context
In Separation and Its Discontents Kevin MacDonald notes that a common situation resulting in accusations of economic domination “was the tendency for Jews to be involved in moneylending to gentiles.”[1] MacDonald states that moneylending was “a very potent source of anti-Semitic writing in traditional societies.”[2] Seen as inherently exploitative, moneylending evoked an even more negative reaction when pursued by “an ethnic group whose separation from the borrowing class was obvious and many members of which were engaged in this profession.”[3] The ethnocentric nature of Jewish communities and their position as alien agents of the elite contributed to perceptions that moneylending was itself a form of inter-tribal warfare. In fact, Jewish historian Robert Chazan has argued that the perception was rife during the medieval period in Europe that “Jewish moneylending was a vehicle through which Jews carried on their never-ending struggle against Christianity and Christians.”[4]

Moneylending became, in several respects, the focal point of non-Jewish protests against Jewish successes in resource competition. Haim Hillel Ben-Sassoon remarks in Economic History of the Jews that from the twelfth to the fifteenth centuries “usury became the main source of livelihood” for Jews across Europe, and that as a result “anti-Jewish persecutions acquired an economic as well as religious character.”[5] Acts of violence which had an outwardly religious motivation, such as the so-called “Blood Libel,” were in fact much more closely linked to extortionate local Jewish moneylending operations, and the desire of the peasantry both to escape debt and to receive some sort of absolution by doing it in the name of piety. The period did, however, witness a growing literary and artistic link between Jews, blood and money, as artists, writers and public figures drew allegories depicting money as the “life blood” of society which was being drained exclusively for Jewish benefit. A great example of the confluences involved in an artistic expression is a six-part praedella by Paolo Ucello.

The image depicts a Jewish pawnbroker’s home. There is blood emanating in the background, and seeping under the door, where the moneylender has evidently attempted to cook the Host — the body of Jesus in Catholic theology. Angry citizens attempt to beat down the door, presumably to protect the Host and exact their revenge.

The work was commissioned by the local Confraternity of the Holy Sacrament, but its religious element was likely to have been of only tangential significance to everyday people. As Jay Berkovitz concedes, the charge of Host desecration, and the related charge of ritual murder, were very often just convenient “excuses for popular anti-Jewish uprisings.”[6] However, I should myself concede that some of these incidents may well have been solely provoked by accusations of Host desecration, although I should further add that at least some of the accusations are likely to have had some factual foundation. For example, as late as 1908 a Jewish professor from Austria named Feilbogen, along with his wife and sister-in-law, received international notoriety when, during a visit to Rome, they received communion from the Pope only for all three to immediately spit the wafer onto the floor. (See the Washington Herald’s coverage of the story here).[7] The incident prompted a major damage-limitation effort by Jews internationally. Authorities at Felibogen’s university immediately took steps to remove him from his academic post, at which point the undoubtedly insincere Jew expressed his desire to convert to Catholicism in order to atone for his behavior.

Real incidents of Host desecration aside, most acts of violence against Jews in the period were the direct result of economic factors, and ethnic rivalry in resource competition. Despite the relative frequency of non-Jewish reactions against exploitation by Jews and the non-Jewish elite, the practice of usury remained attractive to Europe’s Jews throughout that period, suggesting that the benefits of the Jewish strategy and position in European society considerably outweighed potential negative outcomes. On the most basic level, moneylending enabled Jews to acquire sufficient resources for population growth — a key marker of success in any evolutionary strategy. As Chazan expresses it:

To be sure this specialization [moneylending] was costly in multiple ways. … On the other hand, the moneylending speciality did permit the eventual growth of the Jewish population of medieval western Christendom, which was a major positive development in medieval Jewish history.[8]

Rather than small-scale, localized, acts of violence, the biggest threat appended to moneylending was the threat of expulsion in the event of a failure of the alliance with native European elites. Since elite protection was crucial to compensate for the socially odious position in which Jews plied their widely despised trade, the removal of state protection normally marked the cessation of Jewish activity and habitation in that location. This normally occurred in the form of rapid and complete expulsion. In England, for example, Jews persisted in moneylending until the tension among the peasantry (and later the nobility) reached such an unbearable level that Edward III was forced to pass severe anti-usury laws in 1275. When Italians were called in by the English to fill the position of moneylender, the Jews finally turned to coin-clipping. This was the practice of trimming small amounts of precious metal from coins and then returning them to circulation, before melting down the trimmings to make new coins and thereby creating money from nothing.[9] It was the discovery of large-scale Jewish coin-clipping operations, and the now economically useless position of the Jews, that led to a Royal edict of expulsion in 1290.

In Regensburg, probably typical of Rhenish and south German cities, Jews had been gradually expanding moneylending operations from 1250 to 1400. This lending was mainly provided for the municipality, the nobility and the clergy. After 1400, lending switched for the first time to the lower orders of society, as it had in England much earlier. Ben-Sassoon remarks that “knights, burghers and artisans pawned objects for short terms, and borrowed small sums at high rates of interest.”[10] As in England, tension slowly increased until all Jews were expelled from the city in 1519. Elsewhere in Germany, where Jewish communities were permitted to settle, surviving municipal charters from the 13th to 15th centuries show that “articles regulating moneylending” were implemented in all localities in which Jews came to dwell.[11] Concern at restricting Jewish lending practices is evident across Europe in the same period. In Italy, the activities of Jewish moneylenders were regulated by the condotta, conditions set out in charter treaties between municipalities or rulers and Jewish lenders. They fixed interest rates and set down as law the principle that the charge of interest was never to exceed the value of the pledge. The first privilege granted to Jews in Poland in 1264 contained similar restrictions.[12]

With the rise of conventional banking in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, and the drift of the wealthiest Jewish moneylenders into that sphere of economic activity, the importance of “traditional” Jewish moneylending declined in importance. It also began to diversify in its expression, as Jewish innovations in trade such as payment for goods “on credit” provided Jews with a means of remaining in the loan business but this time less obviously because of the involvement of goods. In Eastern Europe, where trade was less developed, moneylending and the deriving of income from credit were most often practised by the ubiquitous Jewish tavern owner. Since the late fifteenth century elites in many Eastern European states had given Jews “an exclusive monopoly on the production and sale of alcohol.”[13]

The Jewish alcohol monopoly was associated with Jewish credit and loan facilitation, forming an almost inescapable social web in which the peasants were entangled. A report from Minsk to the Czar in 1797 explained peasant poverty as the fault of “landowners who keep Jews under leases in taverns in their villages. … By selling liquor to the peasants on credit … the Jews lead them into squalor.”[14] The monopoly was also widely associated with fraud. In Hungary, for example, a commonly held stereotype was that of a Jewish tavern owner who entices the local peasantry to drink on credit. The drunken peasant quickly loses count of how many drinks he has had, and is forced, along with enduring a hangover the following morning, to accept the Jew’s tally as legitimate. Tension over the sale of alcohol on credit, as well as Jewish financial malpractice, reached such a fever pitch in the 1780s that at one point Joseph II, Holy Roman Emperor, proposed cancelling all Jewish-held tavern permits across the nation.[15]

When many of these tavern-owning Jews emigrated west from Russia and the surrounding countries in the nineteenth century, they brought with them this extensive experience in credit and loans. Although no longer able to corner the market in alcohol production and sale, the same financial skills were applied to retail, in the form of payment for goods on the instalment system, and the trade in cash (pawn-broking and conventional moneylending). Pawn-broking in particular had a long history among the Jews of Europe, and especially in Italy where Raymond Scheindlin states it “often provided the entire raison d’être for a Jewish community.”[16] Jewish involvement in moneylending and pawn broking was also accompanied by a strong strategic drive to achieve Jewish monopoly in these economic areas. Indeed, the famous humanist Antonio Ferrari, known as Galateo (1444–1517), pointed out that Neapolitan Jews engaged in trade and free professions but “enjoyed an actual monopoly in the lending business.”[17]

It was also, thanks to Jewish lobbying, a legally enforced monopoly. Leon Poliakov traces the monopoly in fifteenth-century Italy to efforts where Jewish communities successfully lobbied local elites for exclusive rights to conduct these businesses, with the result that “to start with, pawn-broker’s licenses for Christians were no longer renewed. Then at the end of 1437 the monopoly of lending was granted to a Jewish group.”[18]

Likewise, when mass Jewish emigration to the United States occurred, beginning in the 1850s, pawn-broking very quickly became dominated by Jewish immigrants as family networks and interest-free loans between Jews facilitated the buying up of the industry. A New York Times report in 1866 on the trade in stolen goods observed that Jews had “a monopoly of the pawnbroking business in this City.”[19] Wendy Woloson notes in her excellent history of pawning in America that in the United States, by 1860, “pawnbrokers and resale traders in most cities were predominantly Jewish, and extended inter- and infra-familial involvement in various sectors of the used goods business was fairly common.”[20]

Les GoldOne such family operation was the early twentieth-century Sam’s Loans, once located on Michigan Avenue in Detroit. Today you can watch Sam’s grandson, Les Gold, operate his own store, American Jewelry and Loan, on truTV’s Hardcore Pawn. Still in the family business, Les and his children can be witnessed charging high levels of interest to an overwhelmingly poor, African-American clientele. Even cursory searches for information on the show turn up a high number of articles and comments on the allegedly racist picture it conveys. But since the show is apparently unscripted one must accept that the financial practices of the Gold’s and the low-IQ and high level of aggression of their clients should be accepted at face value. Having watched a few episodes now, I can state that it’s a bizarre mix of trash TV and enlightening racial anthropology.

As in the past, money-orientated Jews have been eager to take new opportunities to diversify and complicate the way in which they persist in the business of creating money from nothing. From coin-clipping to offering poor quality loans on the goods of their customers they have rarely spurned innovation, and this has been apparent with both the boom in storefront lending, and in the relatively new online moneylending model. It is with these new “business models” in mind that we now turn our attention to Jewish moneylending today.

One of the standout stars of the online moneylending business is Al Goldstein, a Jew from Uzbekistan who arrived in America with his family in 1988. Goldstein is the co-founder and CEO of AvantCredit.com, one of America’s fastest growing online providers of consumer loans. After securing more than $1 billion in funding, AvantCredit was the most funded company in Chicago in 2014. The company has issued more than 100,000 loans operating in 46 U.S. states and in the United Kingdom where it has operated under the brand SpringCoin.co.uk. But these aren’t the only strands in Goldstein’s web. A major trait of these Jewish moneylending mega-operations is that they start off with a single company and then spawn innumerable new branches and brand names over time. In such ways, the ownership and liabilities for these companies quickly becomes obscured. For example, Goldstein was also co-founder, President and CEO of CashNetUSA, which then changed its name to Enova International, from 2004 until 2008. Enova trades under several more company names in Canada (Dollars Direct), Australia (Dollars Direct Australia), and Great Britain, where it operates as QuickQuid, Pounds to Pocket and also On Stride Financial. As for where Goldstein might put some of his “rainless crop,” I note that Goldstein is an “active member” of the America Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC).

Unlike most White Americans, who look on with horror at the declining fortunes of the American middle class, Goldstein sees opportunity in it. In 2009 he started Pangea Properties in order buy thousands of foreclosing properties. This Uzbek Jew now owns more than 10,000 homes previously in the hands of debt-saddled Americans. Enova has been recorded boasting that “demand in the consumer segment we serve has been influenced by several demographic and socioeconomic trends, including an overall increase in the population and stagnant to declining growth in the household income for this segment.” It touts a recent National Bureau of Economic Research survey in which nearly half of U.S. consumers said they couldn’t come up with $2,000 in emergency funds even if they had a month to do so. They predict more and more citizens will be turning to them for financial “assistance,” and Goldstein’s operation has been described as “ideal” by Dan and Bob Wolfberg, the co-founders of another Chicago-based loan firm, PLS Financial Services Inc. Another increasingly influential player in the American online moneylending game is LendUp, founded in 2011 in San Francisco by Sasha Orloff and Jacob Rosenberg.

Online lending hasn’t just been pioneered by Jews in relation to small loans. One of the major contributing factors in the economic crash was the advent in 2000 of easy online mortgage loans. One of the biggest companies in this area of moneylending is Quicken Loans. Quicken is owned by Daniel Gilbert, whom Wikipedia describes as “born to a Jewish family in Detroit.” Quicken Loans was originally called Rock Financial Mortgage when it was founded in 1985 by Gilbert and his younger brother Gary, along with fellow co-ethnics Ron Berman and Lindsay Gross. Gilbert’s firm has done well out of the economic devastation that has befallen Detroit, and as of last year it remains America’s second biggest mortgage lender. Although Gilbert has been careful to try to maintain a clean image of his company, Quicken has attracted several federal lawsuits. In particular, CBS has reported that employees have come forward with information to the effect that the company was heavily involved in the kind of reckless, illegal lending that typified lending behavior in the run-up to the housing crash. Employees interviewed by federal authorities have accused the company of using high-pressure salesmanship to target elderly and vulnerable homeowners, as well as misleading borrowers about their loans, and falsifying property appraisals and other information to push through bad deals. … A group of ex-employees, meanwhile, have gone to federal court to accuse Quicken of abusing workers and customers alike. In court papers, former salespeople claim Quicken executives managed by bullying and intimidation, pressuring them to falsify borrowers’ incomes on loan applications and to push overpriced deals on desperate or unwary homeowners.

A former loan salesman at Quicken has reported that senior figures in the company put employees under pressure to “lock the customer into a higher interest rate, even if they qualified for a lower rate, and roll hidden fees into the loan.” In 2010 a West Virginia court found Quicken guilty of fraud for misleading a mortgage borrower, gouging her on fees and wrongly inflating the value of her home. The judge overseeing the case described the company’s conduct in the case as “unconscionable.” Quicken appealed the decision, only to be hit with $3.5 million in punitive damages for continuing to avoid dealing fairly with the customer. Like Al Goldstein, Gilbert is generous when it comes to his fellow Jews. When not engaged in immoral lending practices, Gilbert is keenly involved in the US Friends of the Israeli Defense Force and sits on the Israeli and Overseas Committee of the Jewish Federation of Metropolitan Detroit.

But Quicken wasn’t even the worst of the sub-prime mortgage lenders. The consensus is that one of the most predatory was Ameriquest, founded in 1979 in California by Roland Arnall. Wikipedia states that Arnall was born in Paris, France in 1939 to “Eastern European Jews.” Ameriquest wasn’t the first thing founded by Arnall. Like Goldstein and Gilbert, Arnall was a pillar of the Jewish community. Two years before founding Ameriquest, Arnall, a “long-time supporter of Israel,” helped found the Simon Wiesenthal Center and the Museum of Tolerance in Los Angeles. Arnall wasn’t so charitable or honest when it came to non-Jews using his company to buy a home. Arnall’s Wikipedia entry states that by the end of 2005 two of Arnall’s companies, Ameriquest and Argent, had funded almost $75 billion in bad subprime loans. A major factor in the development and growth of his companies was yet another Jewish credit “innovation”: Arnall is widely acknowledged as having originated the “stated income loan,” often called “liar loans,” because they were loans given without verification of income.

These loans were then bundled by major Wall St. financial firms, certified as investment-grade securities by companies like Standard and Poor’s, and then sold to investors who lost billions, resulting in the worst financial crisis since the Great Depression. Recently Standard and Poor’s agreed to a fine of $1.37 billion because they were paid by companies whose securities they were rating. This means that the total paid out by American financial institutions for malfeasance leading up to the financial crisis is $40 billion — widely considered a slap on the wrist given the profits involved, the ongoing damage caused, and the fact that “not one top executive at S.&P., or any major Wall Street firm, was charged criminally for the misdeeds during the era.” Quite obviously, there can be no trust in our financial elites. As Matt Taibi noted (see here), “The real problem is that it doesn’t matter what regulations are in place if the people running the economy are rip-off artists. The system assumes a certain minimum level of ethical behavior and civic instinct over and above what is spelled out by the regulations. If those ethics are absent — well, this thing isn’t going to work, no matter what we do. ”

In Chain of Blame: How Wall Street Caused the Mortgage and Credit Crisis, Paul Muolo and Matthew Padilla state that at least thirty per cent of Arnall’s business was based on “stated-income or limited-documentation mortgages.”[1] A fellow financial predator was reported by the authors as stating: “[Arnall] plays by his own rules. He’s the guy who started stated-income loans, the guy who started no-documentation loans.”[2] By 2005 Ameriquest stood accused of misrepresenting and failing to disclose loan terms, charging excessive loan origination fees and inflating appraisals to qualify borrowers for loans. Despite costing the United States billions of dollars, playing an instrumental part in bringing the nation to its knees, and throwing untold numbers of hard-working American families into pits of despair, in early 2006 the company was permitted to pay just $325 million in a settlement with state attorneys general and law enforcement agencies and financial regulators in 49 states and the District of Columbia. This criminal, who brought so much damage to America, was then inexplicably made a US Ambassador to the Netherlands from 2006 until his death in 2008.

Or, perhaps, it’s more explicable than we might think given that Arnall was one of the biggest donors for pro-Israel neoconservative Republicans, and an especially lavish contributor to George W. Bush and California governor Arnold Schwarzenegger. As an example of the distance between the elite and the people, when challenged on Arnall’s funding, Schwarzenegger explained that the sources of Ameriquest’s ill-gotten gains “are not our area of concern” — which would best be translated as “ordinary Americans are not our area of concern.”

Like his fellow Jewish financial predators, Arnall spared no expense when it came to supporting Jewish interests with his “rainless crop ”(see also “The Sandlers and the Arnalls: The sub-prime meltdown funds Jewish political activism.”) According to Judaic Studies teacher Rabbi Aaron Parry, he gave tens of millions of dollars to charity every year, including to “every single Jewish educational organization in [Los Angeles], regardless of denomination.” Arnall was also instrumental in buying land and homes from Arabs near the Western Wall in Jerusalem, in order to sell them cheaply to Jews who wanted to live there. Utlimately it was a simple formula — take homes from Americans in the U.S., give them to Jews in Israel.

Returning to the thriving industry of small-scale, high-interest, online moneylending, the title of kingpin probably goes to multi-millionaire Jeffrey Weiss. Weiss, 71, is the chief executive of Dollar Financial or DFC Global Corp, a US-based payday lender which is expanding rapidly in Canada (where it operates under the name of Money Mart) and Britain, where it assumes several trading names. Britain has attracted these international Jewish lenders because for a long time the country, unlike increasing numbers of American states, had no limits on what interest rates could be charged. Looking at some articles from the UK, it’s clear that Dollar Financial owns The Money Shop, with 370 stores across the nation. It charges 1,311% annual interest on 30-day loans and made £33 million ($51 million) profits last year, up 21% from the previous year. Dollar Financial also owns online lenders Payday UK and Payday Express, which charges 1297% APR interest on loans of up to £800 ($1200). Profits at Payday Express more than tripled last year to £4.9 million ($7.5 million).

Because more and more US states were taking action on the interest rates charged by the companies operated by Dollar Financial, Weiss turned his attention overseas: “We have dramatically diversified out of the US where the regulatory environment … is at best unclear. We have diversified into geographies like Canada and the UK with relatively little competition where we can build a dominant market position.” Weiss calls his customers “Alice” — “asset-limited, income-constrained, employed.” “Because they are under skilled and undereducated, the opportunity for them to advance above that income bracket is very limited.” So he tempts them with easy but crippingly expensive cash.

Cash comes easier to Weiss, however. On top of his basic salary of $1 million annually, Dollar Financial also pays Weiss’s $34,000 country club membership last year and his $17,000 tax and legal bill. He also doesn’t need to worry about his company’s interest rates. In 2005, Dollar forgave Weiss $2.3 million in interest on a loan he had from the company, believed to be for more than $15 million. This comes on top of other benefits far too numerous to cite here, but available for the viewing of the curious.

America may be a net importer of goods and services, but the payday lending industry dominated is becoming one of the nation’s fastest growing exports. Payday lending, pioneered by Jewish financiers, has spread like a weed into most of the Western economies in the developed world. Weiss and DFC lead the way with subsidiaries in the U.S., the U.K., the Czech Republic, Spain, Poland, Scandinavia, and Canada. Not to be outdone, their rival EZCorp has stores in almost thirty countries. By far the most influential shareholder on the EZCorp board is Phillip Cohen. According to Wikipedia Cohen is an Australian private equity investor with a background at Kuhn Loeb and Oppenheimer & Co. After taking advice from fellow co-ethnics, and notorious fraudsters, Michael Milken and Ivan Boesky, Cohen founded Morgan Schiff & Co. Cohen then became majority and then exclusive shareholder of voting stock for EZCorp.

Among its American assets, Cohen’s EZCorp has a portfolio which includes EZ Pawn, Pawn Plus, Value Pawn and Jewelry, Premier Pawn and Jewelry, USA Pawn and Jewelry Company, Easy Cash Solutions, Jerry’s Pawn Shop, and CashMax Payday Loans. Internationally, it also owns Cash Amigo in Mexico, as well as the Cash Converters International Brand. EZ Corp has joined the U.K. feeding frenzy by offering the online payday lending “service” Cash Genie. As well as coming under criticism for charging annual interest rates of 2,986% on its loans, Cash Genie has been forced to repay money to its customers after the Financial Conduct Authority found that the company applied unauthorized charges to customer accounts and permitted customers to become indebted far beyond their means.

But the problems faced by Cohen’s U.K. customers are merely the tip of the iceberg. Newspaper reports suggest three-and-a-half million British adults are considering taking out an extortionate payday loan over the next six months as almost half the population struggle in the aftermath of a crisis instigated by the likes of Arnall and Gilbert. The number of people who run out of cash before the month is up has increased by seven percentage points since this time last year. Payday loan companies are now worth more than $3 billion a year, with some lenders charging interest rates of more than 4,000%, leaving borrowers drowning in debt.

As well as the intrusions of American Jews into the British loan market, the country also has a number of “home-grown” online moneylenders. They all have friendly names such as Wonga, Mr Lender, and Uncle Buck. Mr Lender styles himself “Your Friend Until Payday.” But who is Mr Lender? The founder and owner of the company is Adam Freeman, a member of the South West Essex and Settlement Reform Synagogue who was also selected for the U.K.’s version of The Apprentice. Even with new laws and restrictions, Mr Lender still charges 1,269.6% APR on his loans, so I’m pretty sure that come payday he really won’t be your friend any longer.

By far the most notorious “domestic” online moneylender in Britain is Wonga. It was the astonishing 5,853% rate on Wonga’s annual loans that finally prompted the British government to begin closing the loopholes which permitted the moneylender’s feeding frenzy on the British people. Wonga, which still charges annual interest rates of 1,509%, was founded by two South African Jews, Errol Damelin and Jonty Hurwitz. According to his Wikipedia entry, Damelin “grew up in a Jewish family where he attended the University of Cape Town. Following his graduation in 1992 he immigrated to Israel. He began his career working as a corporate finance banker at an Israeli bank that later merged into Israel Discount Bank.” He founded Wonga in 2007, with the company soon attracting criticism for “fraud and the exploitation of the most vulnerable in society.” Among the company’s practices was the forging of legal letters in order to terrorize customers into paying ever higher fees. Because such practices are completely illegal the company was later subject to a criminal investigation.

Like a rat deserting a sinking ship, Damelin stepped down from his leadership at Wonga (retaining shares) just two weeks before the company was due to be hit with new regulations from the Financial Conduct Authority as well as a $4 million compensation demand. As of November 2014, however, Wonga had yet to pay thousands of customers.

Damelin isn’t as tardy when it comes to supporting Jewish interests. He is active in supporting Jewish charities such as World Jewish Relief and Jewish Care, but when challenged by the press over the way in which his company treats British customers, he disclosed “that he felt no moral personal issues relating to Wonga’s much criticised trading ethics.”

Those finding themselves in the grasp of the online moneylenders are often forced to turn to those in another burgeoning but related industry — businesses built on consumer debt relief and debt consolidation. For example, you might turn to the services of Consolidated Credit Counseling Services Inc., one of America’s largest credit-counseling firms. In 2013 it generated $31 million in revenue. It’s more than a little interesting, however, that Consolidated is owned and operated by David Dvorkin, who also has financial interests in the very same payday lending companies that get his customers into trouble in the first place, thereby benefiting from both sides of the financial trap. Apparently this is no big deal to Dvorkin, who counters press enquiries on the matter with sob stories about his father dying the week before his bar mitzvah. My heart bleeds.

Some of the money funding the expansion of Jewish payday loan companies might come from surprising sources. For example, Bloomberg reports that money from Harvard University has been implicated in a number of suspect ventures (“Secret Network Connects Harvard Money to Payday Loans”). In 2007, Vector Capital, a fund operated by San Francisco Jewish financier Alex Slusky was tasked by Harvard and other investors with raising $1.2 billion to buy and turn around struggling software companies. Slusky instead worked with co-ethnics, and fellow Venture comrades, Robert and Daniel Ziff to build “a network of payday-lending websites, using corporations set up in Belize and the Virgin Islands that obscured their involvement and circumvented U.S. usury laws.” Employees connected to the scam claim that Slusky was behind “CashYes.com, CashJar.com and at least four other payday-loan websites.” Although Slusky refused to respond to e-mailed media enquiries, and actually hung up when called for comment, I note that the companies quickly disappeared after Bloomberg’s exposé.

As well as luring in the vulnerable with online mortgages and small loans, Jews have also been reaping the “rainless crop” via online gambling. One of the pioneers and biggest players in the online poker industry was Isai Scheinberg, an “Israeli-Canadian” former programmer for IBM. Scheinberg is the co-founder and former co-owner (with his son Mark Scheinberg) of PokerStars “the largest online poker cardroom in the world.” In United States v. Isai Scheinberg et al., federal authorities accused Scheinberg, along with associates and co-ethnics Howard Lederer and Rafael Furst, of extensive fraud and money laundering. The case concerned the fate of approximately $3 billion in assets; authorities sought prison terms for all the executives concerned, apart from Mark Scheinberg. One of the named executives, Ira Rubin, attempted to flee to Guatamala, but was arrested there on Monday, April 25, 2011. Rubin was subsequently sentenced to three years in prison, with the judge remarking: “You are an unreformed con man and fraudster.” Isai Scheinberg is still under indictment in the U.S., but has relocated himself and PokerStars to the Isle of Man, a self-governing British Crown dependency in the Irish Sea. He recently became a billionaire after selling the company to the Canada-based Amaya group. But some things never change, and the Chairman and CEO of gambling conglomerate Amaya is another co-ethnic, David Baazov. Baazov has been described by Jewish Business Week as the new “king of online gambling.”

Online gambling, like online moneylending, is currently one of the world’s largest growth markets. And given what we have discussed above, it is perhaps not all that surprising that Israel is emerging as a global center for online gambling companies. In fact, some commentators have credited Israel with “essentially creating the online gambling industry back in the 1990s.” Although Israelis are banned from targeting their own people with these websites, this has not prevented them from “catering” to gamblers abroad. Some of the biggest names in the online gambling industry are Israeli, such as Playtech, the world’s largest online gaming software supplier. Other well-known online gambling companies that maintain a sizeable presence in the Jewish State include 888, Bwin.Party Digital Entertainment, William Hill Online, Ladbrokes Digital, and Caesars Interactive Entertainment.

As online moneylending and gambling takes off, adding to the financial woes of consumers, more and more Americans, Europeans, Canadians and Australians will fall into the hands of the Jewish CEOs and companies I have listed. These citizens will descend into an inescapable spiral of debt. Across America, household debt is increasing at an alarming rate. It now approaches $12 trillion. Both Canada and Australia have household debt figures that are higher even than those in the United States. In the UK, household debt is predicted to grow three times faster than salaries over the next four years.

The flies are struggling in the web, but become only ever more fastened to it. I therefore contend that the Jewish CEOs and companies listed above, along with their “innovations,” fraudulent procedures, and practice of dual ethics represents a clear and present danger to the wealth, interests, and well-being of our societies.
Josephus, the first-century Jewish “historian,” anticipated many of his co-ethnic apologists in Against Apion, his two-volume defense of Judaism. In it, Josephus contested the early reputation for Jewish economic unscrupulousness, arguing that robbery “is alien to us, as are wars for enrichment, since we delight not in merchandise or the world of trade.”

Two thousand years later, Abraham Foxman would write another blanket denial of reality in Jews and Money: Story of a Stereotype. Although only spending about 5% of the book even discussing the nature and impact of Jewish wealth (the remainder predictably advocating harsh restrictions on free speech), Foxman makes the ridiculous claim that “Jews are just another ethnic minority, with both winners and loser in the race for economic success.”[1] As a true reflection of the nature of Jewish economic activity through the ages, this clearly leaves a lot to be desired. Thus, although separated by two millennia, Josephus and Foxman both have the same basic exhortation: “Move along. Nothing to see here.”

But of course there is something to see here, and that “something” is the story of the Jewish quest for the “rainless crop” — for the money to be made from money, from coin-shavings, or from air. Time and again, as many of these people have admitted or even boasted, Jews have been at the forefront of innovations in debt. Loans for monarchs, knights and peasants in England. Credit for alcohol in deepest Russia. Expensive credit and the instalment plan for cheaply made goods in Germany. Pawnbroking in Chicago. The stated income loan across America. Online moneylending throughout the West. Online gambling around the globe. They pioneered and expanded these spheres of economic activity and they remain its largest beneficiaries. I’ve established with ease that those billionaires who sit at the very top are loyal to those of their own ethnicity and comparably heartless to the millions of their customers who aren’t members of their impeccably moral tribe and “Light unto the Nations.” Jewish financial conduct, as well as reactions to it from within the Jewish community, are rife with ethnocentric cooperation and the age-old practice of dual ethics.

Among the businessmen and companies listed here, there is a high level of within-group altruism. Hundreds of Jewish charities and organizations, as well as the State of Israel and Israeli occupiers in Palestinian land, are very much benefiting from the vast transfer of wealth from needy non-Jews to these companies. (Relatedly, the theme of Jewish financial criminals and their contributions being welcomed in the Jewish community appears in my series on Marc Rich (see also Edmund Connelly’s “The Culture of Deceit”)). This raises uncomfortable, but vitally important, questions about the level of responsibility which should be shouldered by the Jewish community as a whole for the actions of those they refuse to condemn, or even ostracize. In fact, it is extremely concerning that these figures are held up as heroes by those within the Jewish community, and that Errol Damelin was even invited to give a business seminar by Jewish Care, the largest Jewish health and charitable society in London, which last year held “An Evening with Wonga.” The concept of “collective guilt” is one normally much-favored by organized Jewry, particularly in relation to the German people. But the Jewish refusal to accept responsibility for the hundreds of thousands of miscreants within their ranks, and their eager acceptance of ill-gotten funds, reveals more about the character of the majority of that population than any number of TOO essays could ever convey.

Outside the group, there is apparently little concern for the interests of the millions of non-Jewish customers who have fallen into these “innovative” economic traps. Desperate and unwary American homeowners were sold expensive mortgage deals by Gilbert, and Arnall’s Ameriquest lured in the vulnerable with the stated income loan. Millions were put in fear by Wonga’s fake legal letters. Many more were duped into paying hidden fees and added costs, and they continue to labor under high interest rates which plunge them deeper into the cycle of debt.

It is a heart-breaking fact that our elites turn a selfish blind-eye to the suffering of their people, arguing, like Schwarzenegger did, that it is not “an area of our concern.” Whites are everywhere abandoned by their leaders. Hundreds of thousands of American men, women and children have been thrown onto the streets. I have a vivid personal memory of seeing this hardship from last summer. My wife, mercifully a thrifty woman, wanted to go touring garage sales one weekend and we cast our net a little wider than usual, ending up wandering through some small towns in the area of Washington State along the Columbia River. We happened upon one medium-sized, modest home, most of the possessions of which had evidently been strewn on the front lawn. After striking up conversation with the patriarch of the family who lived there, he told me that it was a house clearance. Assuming the family was up-sizing, I asked him where he was going to move. “I don’t know,” he pensively replied. “We’ve been foreclosed.” The veil of obliviousness now lifted, I saw the faces of the family members in a new light. Premature lines of worry etched into the faces of the young. Despondency and hopelessness written in the eyes of the old. It was unusually warm for Washington that summer, but I left the area feeling cold.

The problem is cultural and well as financial. The West has been saddled with a sick consumer culture that threatens to eat it alive, and which drives the international debt machine that I have analyzed. Millions of families are foundering under the weight of consumer debt. It will only worsen. I am reminded of one of the most powerful passages from Julius Evola’s Revolt Against The Modern World (1934) in which Evola pours scorn on the kind of “innovations” which the above named businessmen have brought us:
Modern civilization has pushed man onward; it has generated in him the need for an increasingly greater number of things; it has made him more and more insufficient to himself and powerless. Thus every new invention and technological discovery, rather than a conquest, really represents a defeat and a new whiplash in an ever faster race blindly taking place within a system of conditionings that are increasingly serious and irreversible and that for the most part go unnoticed. This is how the various paths converge: technological civilization, the dominant role of the economy, and the civilization of production and consumption all complement the exaltation of becoming and progress; in other words, they contribute to the manifestation of the “demonic” element in the modern world.[2]
Evola, a Traditionalist philosopher of remarkable insight, traced the beginning of modern cultural decline to a “regression of the castes” and the error of the West in making industrial progress the focal point of their civilization:
Aristocracy gave way to plutocracy, the warrior, to the banker and industrialist. The economy triumphed on all fronts. Trafficking with money and charging interest, activities previously confined to the ghettos, invaded the new civilization. According to the expression of W. Sombart, in the promised land of Protestant puritanism, Americanism, capitalism, and the “distilled Jewish spirit” coexist. It is natural that given these congenial premises, the modern representatives of secularized Judaism saw the ways to achieve world domination open up before them.[3]
In this, Evola was echoing Karl Marx, of all people. But Marx probably uttered some of the most important and prophetic words of the nineteenth century when he wrote in On the Jewish Question that:
The Jew has emancipated himself in a typically Jewish fashion not only in that he has taken control of the power of money, but also in that through him, money has become a world power and the practical Jewish spirit has become the spirit of the Christian people. The Jews have emancipated themselves insofar as the Christians have become Jews.
I might quibble with choice of word, but the essence of what Marx states holds true. Over the course of the last century non-Jewish society has developed an acquisitive character that sharply contrasts with earlier periods. When we meet a man, the worst among us may form a judgment on his value according the car he drives or the size of his home. Our children come home asking for the latest iPhone, not because they need any of its “innovations,” but because most of their friends have it. And to have in this culture is to be, to the extent that a person with nothing becomes nobody. As a convinced atheist, I hesitate to remark that part of this is related to the decline of older forms of Christianity and the ascetic ideals and cultural norms associated with it. However, to deny the influence of this factor would be intellectually dishonest of me. Our values have changed for the worse.

It’s hard to tempt a man who is satisfied with his lot in life. But, as Evola argued, modern civilization, replete with the “distilled Jewish spirit,” has bestowed upon man the “gifts” of “restlessness, dissatisfaction, resentment, the need to go further and faster, and the inability to possess one’s life in simplicity, independence and balance.”[4] Human needs, in the form of food, warmth and shelter are remarkably basic. With just these three factors, ably provided by pathological Whites, Africa’s population is predicted to double by 2050. White populations meanwhile decline around the world. We are heading for minority status because we live in the era of the invention of need, and the needs we are chasing are chimerical and pathological — the need to have “fun” and “independence” rather than having children being among the most racially suicidal. Or, to put it another way: we care more about possessing designer jeans than genes.

If our culture is sick, and enables our exploitation by the international moneylenders, the question remains: What can we do about this?

Firstly, raising awareness is vitally important. When we allow “the economy” to dominate the way in which we perceive events we enable the bigger picture to escape attention. As race realists we appreciate that ethnicity is both a crucial factor in how the world works, and the way we should react to how it works. As such, I argue that an economy is only useful to the extent that it enables and permits the perpetuation of my race. “Our” current economy enables the transfer of vast amounts of wealth (and also therefore influence) towards individuals and a community who are not of my race, and are not in sympathy with its interests. All this economy offers me in compensation is debt, and modern versions of the shiny trinkets and baubles that we ourselves gave to natives centuries ago when we wanted to colonize them and take their resources.

I recognize that the material inducements of modern culture are no adequate compensation for mass biological failure in the form of racial extinction. I therefore condemn the current economic system as unfit for purpose and alien to the interests of the White race. Whites should be made aware of the extent to which their resources are being transferred from them, the manner in which this is being carried out, and the destination to which their funds are headed. They should also be made aware of the dismissive attitude towards this by their elites, and the fact that the Jewish community as a whole refuses to condemn this international group of robber barons. For too long there have been vague and unsophisticated references in White advocacy to “international Jewish finance.” This should be replaced with more and more research on the international networks I have described. Uzbek, South African, French, American — many nationalities are represented in this network, but only one ethnicity. These are the names and faces of international Jewish finance. Make them known.

Secondly, Whites are in dire need of profound cultural change. I want to see Whites shrinking from material comforts and once more making their mark on the earth. I want them to get their priorities in line with biological success and to once more compete in the race for life. I want to see this ancient and storied group of people, united by blood and history, get off its knees and fulfil its potential. I believe that a man should see his grandchildren, rather than the contents of his 401 (k), as the greatest thing to look forward to in retirement. As race realists, we are aware of biological and historical truths which shape the way in which we see the world. We need to share these truths but also show them in action. We should be evangelists for our cause in every way, above all, in being examples to our fellow Whites. In as many social interactions as possible we should be the tidiest, the most well-read, the most sober and measured, the most responsible with money, and the most orderly. I imagine that proceeding to a discussion of the problems of my race with a slovenly, ignorant, debt-ridden White liberal, his inferiority will be made evident before we even begin the exchange. But, much as I despise his doctrine as poisonous, I embrace him as a fellow of my own blood. I desire that he find in me a model worth emulating.

Thirdly, we must fully embrace the idea of boycott with all of our energy and all of our talent. Although necessary, agitating against the specific misdeeds of Jewry offers only limited benefits. Aside from a small number of exceptions, throughout history it has most often led to an increase in the level of security for Jews and the limitation of freedoms for non-Jews. As further restrictions on free speech may be on the horizon throughout the West, our best opportunities may lie in developing ideas, groups and practices designed to improve our own group. The overarching goal of such an effort would be to reduce the susceptibility of our race to exploitation. While we should avoid seeing the economy as the summum bonum, we should also investigate precisely how and why our economic culture is prone to Jewish predations, and develop practical internal strategies to proof our economic life against such predations. We should acknowledge that by encouraging thrift and selective buying behavior among our family, friends, and fellow Whites we starve the debt beast and those behind it. Declining incomes for the CEOs of the debt machine will mean less money going to Jewish organizations, and less money going to Israel.

Ultimately, I want the debt machine to be put out of business. I want to see the Simon Wiesenthal Center unable to pay its electricity bill. I want to see the ADL worrying about how much the phone bill will be this month. I want to see the funds that enable powerful alien businessmen to sway our political fortunes be reduced to pennies.

I opened these essays with a Jewish proverb. I’ll close with a Norse one from the Hávamál.

Where you recognize evil, speak out against it, and give no truces to your enemies.