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  1. @Adam Yes. “When you assume, you make an ass of u and me.” – Felix Unger, “The Odd Couple” (1970)

  2. Another article I just found. So, Bakunin and Proudhon were clearly antisemites, Kropotkin wasn’t and was actually a philosemite but he was opposed to Zionism because a)He thought it was necessarily religious and messianistic, which a Jewish Anarchist disabused him of, (b) Jews would never be able to till the land after centuries of being city dwellers and (c) (and this is the funny part) The land and climate are too inhospitable and if the Jews really wanted to be farmers, they could have done it somewhere else more successfully. Speaking as a geographer and anthropologist 😀

    He does support Jews celebrating and maintaining Jewish culture and continuity, however.

    “Anarcho-Nationalism: Anarchist Attitudes towards Jewish Nationalism and Zionism” by Mina Grauer. in publication, “Modern Judaism” Vol. 4, No. 1, Feb. 1994. pp 1-19. reprinted here in Jstor. You can access it for free with your library membership. I used the New York Public Library. Even 25 years ago, Jstor was the publication all my history professors read. It’s the scholarly go to site.
    Here’s hoping this doesn’t disappear when I hit enter.

    https://www-jstor-org.i.ezproxy.nypl.org/stable/1396403?seq=6

  3. “Adolf Hitler’s Debt to Karl Marx”

    Mentions Trotsky, in addition to Lenin and Stalin, a couple of times, as well. Doesn’t discuss Proudhon or Bakunin, who were also antisemites. Kropotkin wasn’t, to my knowledge. Few, if any of their ideological champions know any of this, or they brush it under the rug as inconsequential, just extraneous detritus resulting from them being products of their time. This is certainly what they say about Marx, which is why pretty much all genuinely ideological Marxists call themselves, “Marxist-somebody or something elses”) But, it’s there, it’s foundational, and we’re seeing the product of hundred years of fermentation being skillfully manipulated and brought to fruition from without. Most of these students are either brainless fellow travellers following their friends or antisemitic Islamists or globalists but it’s the socialists who mainly organized these things up to now and that’s how they all talk when they aren’t openly antisemitic. But these are the ideological roots.

    https://quadrant.org.au/opinion/qed/2018/05/adolf-hitlers-debt-karl-marx/#_ftn50

  4. Adolf Hitler’s Debt to Karl Marx

    Mentions Trotsky, in addition to Lenin and Stalin, a couple of times, as well. Doesn’t discuss Proudhon or Bakunin, who were also antisemites. Kropotkin wasn’t, to my knowledge. Few, if any of their ideological champions know any of this, or they brush it under the rug as inconsequential, just extraneous detritus resulting from them being products of their time. This is certainly what they say about Marx, which is why pretty much all genuinely ideological Marxists call themselves, “Marxist-somebody or something elses”) But, it’s there, it’s foundational, and we’re seeing the product of hundred years of fermentation being skillfully manipulated and brought to fruition from without. Most of these students are either brainless fellow travellers following their friends, socialists who have been taught Israel is all the categories they have been taught to hate by their professors or antisemitic Islamists or globalists. But these are the ideological roots.
    https://quadrant.org.au/opinion/qed/2018/05/adolf-hitlers-debt-karl-marx/#_ftn50

  5. @Felix
    @Peloni
    Quite true. Israel must never hand power to anyone else. Bakunin and Marx past tense. (though really it begins with Marx vs. Proudhon, whose student Bakunin was as Kropotkin was Bakunin’s.) Other than learning some useful tactics and analytic methods of various forms of warfare, both were full of it, of course, as well as all of their ideological descendants, and the world has paid and continues to pay the price for their fantastical intellectual hubris.

  6. @Felix
    @Peloni
    Quite true. Israel must never hand power to anyone else. Bakunin and Marx past tense. (though really it begins with Marx vs. Proudhon, whose student Bakunin was as Kropotkin was Bakunin’s and though the Dadaists and their close cousins the Surrealists, identified consciously more with state socialists even if their orientation was more libertarian (another word for Anarchist or anarcho-communist is Libertarian socialist) .) Other than learning some useful tactics and analytic methods of various forms of warfare, both were full of it, of course, as well as all of their ideological descendants, and the world has paid and continues to pay the price for their fantastical intellectual hubris.

  7. The essence of his latest.

    Marx v Bakunin

    People if interested can do own research.

    I doubt anyone here will do it.

    The question is how to transition. In Gaza the issue is state power

    In Gaza must not hand any power across and away

    …TO ANYONE

    It’s an issue of state power

    Work the rest out…

  8. Captain Nemo’s employee Sebastien Zorn;

    Not the same thing, and not a typo which is quite a different thing.
    Call it careless misunderstood and misread if you wish. It was all of these.

    Wasn’t Mr. Ed something about a talking donkey, well if so, to see his facsimile all that is needed is, that you look into a mirror.

    Or was it like MIsty of Chincoteague….?? a big improvement- but still not a “typo”. A typo is a “typing error” like hitting the wrong key on the board.

  9. SEB-

    It’s NOT Deut 13, it is Deut. TWENTY THREE. verse 13. 23 deals with keeping the camp pure and clean from any excrement or other things.

  10. SEB-

    I see you are beginning your “twisting” again. like your example of
    “a true friend….unlike you”.
    which as anyone will see is a combination of two different phrases from different posts.

    Win an argument by any means possible….pretty low.

  11. @Michael Deut 13 “And you must have a digging tool in your equipment so that when you relieve yourself you can dig a hole and cover up your excrement.”

    I don’t see the relevance but at least it’s in English I can understand.

    Oh, right. “toilet training.” 😀 Good one, padre. And actually, it does have relevance here in New York, as well, where bringing one’s own toilet paper, soap, paper toweling and wipes along, just in case, when using public men’s rooms is the better part of valor. 😀

    I once suggested that they could solve this problem by hiring the elderly guy with the colognes, cigarettes, paper towels, and the tip jar, in a tux they have in wedding halls’ bathrooms for rest rooms even in homeless shelters and subway cars converted to that purpose. Oh, right, rest rooms, rather. Add tampons to the list. 😀

    https://biblehub.com/deuteronomy/23.htm

  12. Deut.23

    [13] And thou shalt have a paddle upon thy weapon; and it shall be, when thou wilt ease thyself abroad, thou shalt dig therewith, and shalt turn back and cover that which cometh from thee:

  13. @Edgar

    “courage of his convictions.”

    He risked his life for them? When? Courage or mania? Rather:

    Ralph Waldo Emerson once wrote: “A foolish consistency is the hobgoblin of little minds, adored by little statesmen and philosophers and divines.”

    Now, my ideological travels were actually different sides of the same thing and at the same time except for the Marxism and then Marxism-Leninism which I simply viewed as the way to get to Anarchy/Fully Developed Communism, the class-less, stateless society. Early Anarchists and personified by Marx and Bakunin had the same goals but were only divided by means and whether a transition was required. Marx broke up the First International because Bakunin – based in Southern Europe, had the majority. Its always been amazing to me that John Lennon’s Song, “Imagine” is seen as a 60s antiwar song when it is actually lays out this utopian goal which I broke with gradually when the left’s response to the Crown Heights Riots, the Second Intifada, and 9/11 showed how much of a chimera it was. But, I gained valuable agitational tools that the right doesn’t have.

  14. @Felix

    “Edgar we both know that’s a simple lie. No favours were ever done.”

    He wrote about it here gratefully, a while back, Felix. Either you didn’t see it, you have a poor memory, or this is a lovely example of Commie convenient forgetfulness and whitewashing the past when it suits the practical needs of the moment.

    As for me hating Trotsky. How can you say such a thing. Oh, how could you! It’s that you hate poor, poor Stalin, who never did anybody any harm, boo hoo. I’m so hurt. 😀

  15. Edgar we both know that’s a simple lie. No favours were ever done. Just that I recognise the Jews are always made the universal target to receive the blame for misrule. Trotsky never gave in to this and I cannot rest while this is going on. Sebastien hates Trotsky deeply so although a mere shadow in comparison he hates me. Simple as that. Sebastien Zorn can no more stop hating Trotsky than he can stop breathing. We are at a moment of deep crisis in the world. This is a world phenomenon not a Gaza one (and/but rest assured I believe Gaza must be won) and at the centre of this evil madness is Biden…from Ballina. He carries the poison. It is that poison both of us experienced in Ireland.

  16. @Edgar

    “A true friend of the Jewish People 100%………….!!!!………unlike you.”

    I know. He did you a personal favor once. So, Mazeltov. So what’ll your order be, mac? Can I recommend the lunch special? 😀

  17. SEB-

    Felix is the most sincerely honest man on this site. He also has the “courage of his convictions”……unlike you.
    A true friend of the Jewish People 100%………….!!!!

  18. SEB-

    Toilet trained??? Never was , didn’t have tilets in those days dug a hole in the round like the ESSENES. So I carry a portaporrie arounf with me. You know they were invented by my beloved mother’s first cousin, E L. “Bully ” Jackson. Also invented Elsan from which the PP’s emerged.

    Look him up. AN education for free.

  19. @Edgar

    Seb-

    With all the ideologies you used to follow, you left out “Flat Earther”….!!

    Well, Edgar, I should leave something for Felix, shouldn’t I? When do you suppose it will be his turn to grow out of it? How old were you when you were finally toillet trained? 😀

  20. SEB-

    It’s not to “whose” author, but to which author. Such a simple question,
    and such an egregious grammatical miscue. But being an American It’s quite usual to mangle the English language.

    Harriet Beecher Stowe, whose “Uncle Tom’s Cabin, written some years before the war was the “little lady”.

    I have over 100 books on the Civil War and this item is mentioned several times, although completely forgotten otherwise.. Lincoln was being “gentlemanly”, because the War was 90% about “States Rights” and the number of Abolitionists was small..

    As Lincoln said, that if he could keep the country together including keeping slavery he’d agree. (like a shot)

    People are far too wrapped up in the purported “Gettysburg Address” which was only a very insignificant few lines in a much longer and more important address made by Lincoln.

    Henry Hamilton Bones is far more important.

  21. @Felix

    Etymology
    Mimofant, definition
    Blend of mimosa +? elephant, coined by Arthur Koestler in 1972.
    Noun

    mimophant (plural mimophants)
    (uncommon) A person with extreme social self-centered double standards, especially about personal feelings. hypernym ?quotations ?
    2003, James Lees-Milne, Beneath A Waning Moon; Diaries, 1985–1987, page 31:
    Sunday, 16th June [1985]…Nico has invented a portmanteau word which applies to people like Garrett and Derek Hill, who are keenly sensitive about their own feelings while treading on the toes of others. It is ‘mimophant’. The mimosa is reputed to curl up when touched; the elephant – well!
    2004, David Edmonds, John Eidinow, Bobby Fischer Goes To War, page 24:
    In Rejkjavik to cover the match, the novelist Arthur Koestler famously coined the neologism “mimophant” to describe Fischer. “A mimophant is a hybrid species: a cross between a mimosa and an elephant. A member of this species is sensitive like a mimosa where his own feelings are concerned and thick-skinned like an elephant trampling over the feelings of others.”
    See also
    edit
    narcissistic
    Narcissistic personality disorder

    https://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/mimophant

  22. Sebastien

    I am not laughing because you attack me continuously and personally and so that is not funny.

    Many of these “jokes” are rooted in past history of the hatred of capitalism and Stalinism for Trotsky.

    Nevertheless regardless I will argue on what I see right

    And your hatred for Trotskyism seems to be a large part of your psyche

    Too bad…for you!

    Do some reading

    LEON TROTSKY
    In 1933, Nazi students at more than 30 German universities pillaged libraries in search of books they considered to be “un-German.” Among the literary and political writings they threw into the flames were the works of Leon Trotsky.

    https://encyclopedia.ushmm.org/content/en/article/leon-trotsky

    (Of course you will continue to lie but responding to lies is tedious or certainly after a time becomes tedious)

  23. @Felix It’s interesting to note how in different eras, left and right coalitions lumped together very different and even opposing issues in what can only be described as intersectionality. But this is just as wrong headed as the computer models that underlie not only the globalist climate hoax but, now, claims that bogus Hamas casualty statistics are reality based.

    As for the rest, it would behoove you to develop a sense of humor, though I know it’s a lot to ask of a wannabe commisar.

    Of course, it’s true, before I was a Marxist, I was an anarcho-communist/syndicalist, and guerilla theater activist strongly influenced by Situationism, Existentialism, and Dada, (Russian Nihilism, and later, Gramcsi) on a foundation of Bakunin, Kropotkin and Emma Goldman/Alexander Berkman, in addition to a life-long love of absurdist and satirical humor (which is very Hungarian, as well.) So, “bizarre” is not necessarily a dirty word in my lexicon. In fact, it could be a compliment, depending on the context, or an effective political weapon. I know this is all going past you.

    We will need to understand this kind of thinking outside the box and add it to our arsenal to defeat our enemies in the realm of popular culture because this is how things got to this point. Otherwise, we will continue constructing Maginot Lines and thinking the Germans won’t just walk around them.

    Back to the topic, it’s always refreshing to hear solidarity messages from friends in the black community, however rare, especially a Columbia professor. If only there were more such voices. He is courageous. They will probably smear him as an “Uncle Tom.” (An ironic misuse of the term because he is a hero in the book) My hat’s off and thanks.

  24. Sebastien

    About my point on “single issue politics” I see this as totally fundamental

    We now live in such an integrated world any espousal of one issue means to cope also with massive issues of the whole.

    This applies especially to Global Warming and this phenomenon is going to massively change the issue of survival at a human, animal and plant level.

    So single issue politics is such a mistake because it is bound to produce a skewed and wrong analysis

    Again my concerns are

    Global Warming

    Nuclear War craziness

    Fascism of Biden

    And how Israel is going to survive with present leadership set-up

    You do not take issues up like that so I intend to leave it there without further from me

  25. Sebastien

    You have become totally bizarre

    Quote

    Your cheery words remind me of National Lampoon’s 1972 parody of Desiderata, Deteriorata ?

    https://youtu.be/9Axyqk5ERKQ?si=DicsQX7D8PLcSzGQ

    So bizarre I seek to end this as I feel usually in everything you wrote

    I am critical of the Israeli weakness against the jihad aim to destroy Israel

    I point to danger of nuclear war and alone I come back time and time again to use my puny knowledge to understand the Congress moves on the deal which gave so much money to Zelensky

    On my twitter I talk a lot about the significance of October 7 and carried every video of the suffering

    I am the only left person in Ireland who does these things

    Can we end this here.

  26. @Felix

    “Essentially your single issue politics will fail”

    Really? After the singles ad you just posted.

    “Wanted: Well-rounded Trotskist.”

    😀

  27. Laura

    Ritter is filled with hatred of Jews.

    He must be fought

    Yet Ritter has useful memories of role of America in breaking the nuclear treaty he helped to set up

  28. Sebastien

    You have not understood

    The defence of israel.is in its own hands. It will eventually need to learn from Trotsky to survive.

    The issue of a NeoCon nuclear war is out of our hands as things stand and arguably Trump may not prevail.

    So as things are then Israel and Zionism will be no more

    Nor will any life…this is nuclear war

    Also danger of Palestinianism extends to everyone

    Essentially your single issue politics will fail

  29. @Felix

    Sebastien did you view the video?

    Yes. It had the format of a silent movie. Is that where you got the idea to accuse Americans of silence? My response? Trump wants to settle the war on Russia’s terms which are reasonable. If Biden is re-installed, we could have a thermonuclear world war as the worst case scenario. Let’s hope we have until then. But I prefer to focus on Israel and Jewish survival which is imperiled in any case.

  30. @Felix

    “The Americans on site have been silent”

    Then how would you know if they’re on site? 😀

  31. Evil liar SCOTT RITTER:

    https://twitter.com/RealScottRitter/status/1782558172403626396

    The U.S. currently has 24-hour satellite coverage of Gaza.

    The resolution of the images produced is good enough to discern individual humans.

    The U.S. has complete coverage of all communications by the IDF in Gaza.

    We saw them murder the Palestinian prisoners.

    We heard them give the orders.

    Our silence makes us complicit.

    After Auschwitz we said “never again.”

    We used that horror to justify the creation of Israel.

    And now Israel has turned into that which the world then condemned.

    We must all condemn Israel today.

    And we must send Zionism to the place we sent the Nazis.

    Hell.