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Friday Afternoon Roundup - I Am Not Trayvon Martin


The latest liberal idiocy involves while college kids apologizing for their "white privilege" by declaring "I am not Trayvon Martin". Of course they're more likely to get assaulted going through a black neighborhood, than the Trayvon Martins are going through a white neighborhood, but facts like that stopped mattering years ago.

So let me take my own shot at it.

I am not Trayvon Martin. Not just because if confronted by a local Latino homeowner, I'm not likely to pick up a fight with him and beat him until he shoots me.

I am also not Trayvon Martin because if I were shot and killed by any person, regardless of race, color or creed, you would never hear Obama talking about it because I look nothing like his son.

Lacking the Black Privilege that turns a death into an opportunity for race baiting, I would just be another statistic. There would be no rallies for me and no t-shirts with my name on it. No one would be talking about how they are me or aren't me.

Twenty years ago, a young man who looked very much like me was stabbed to death in Crown Heights by a mob shouting, "Kill the Jew". His name was Yankel Rosenbaum. The man responsible for the race riot he was killed in has a show on MSNBC and is considered Obama's main liaison to the black community.

So I know that if I were killed, the man responsible would probably show up on MSNBC ten years later lecturing on racism and white privilege.

If I were killed, my death would not be a cause, only another urban statistic in cities where crime is disproportionately carried out by the Trayvon Martins of the world, who are turned into martyrs when they are killed, rather than when they do the killing.

I am not Trayvon Martin because my death would not be used to convince bored white kids to pour out their fake guilt in histrionic displays of political correctness.

I am not Trayvon Martin because no one would care what brand of candy I was carrying or what I was wearing or where I was going. I would be another white outline on the sidewalk that the white privilege kids would walk around on the way to another seminar on white privilege.


The race-baiting left had to tell its familiar story and they weren’t going to let anything get in the way of telling that story. They have to tell and retell that story because it establishes their moral authority to run our society and our lives.

The story is black and white with no room for ambiguities or gray areas. It’s about race as martyrdom. It’s about white guilt. The story is already written and the left is always looking to stick someone’s name in the empty space between “White racist” and “Minority victim.” The head of Stalin’s secret police once said, “Show me the man and I’ll find you the crime.” The American left reverses that equation. They already know the crime. All they need is the man.

It wasn’t George Zimmerman’s freedom that they wanted to take away. It was our freedom. Zimmerman wasn’t being indicted as one man, but as a representative of a group. It didn’t matter that his appearance, his background and his motives did not fit the profile. He was indicted as a white racist. And by indicting him, the media was actually indicting the ordinary American for being part of a racist system that murders black youth. 

George Zimmerman Wasn’t on Trial —- We Were


Obama had two radically different approaches to three Egyptian governments. The non-Brotherhood governments were threatened and criticized. The Muslim Brotherhood government was neither threatened nor criticized. Non-Brotherhood governments were told that they would have to make room for the Brotherhood or face a loss of American support, but when the Muslim Brotherhood began to wield absolute power, there were no threats from Hillary Clinton or Obama.

Under Morsi, Amir Ayad, an activist protesting Muslim Brotherhood rule, was dragged into a mosque, beaten and tortured. When the Muslim Brotherhood members assaulting him realized he was a Copt, they called him a “Christian Dog” and left him half-dead by the side of the road.

This is the reign of terror that millions of Egyptians risked their lives to break free of. This is the horror that caused Egyptian women to risk the Muslim Brotherhood’s rape gangs to denounce in Tahrir Square. This is what Obama wants to impose on Egypt again.

Free Morsi: Obama’s Fight for a Bloody Tyrant


Al Sharpton, MSNBC’s in-house bigot and hate-crime king, had his usual words of wisdom to offer after the Zimmerman verdict.

"What this jury has done is establish a precedent that when you are young and fit a certain profile, you can be committing no crime... We had to march to even get a trial and even at trial, when he’s exposed over and over again as a liar, he is acquitted.”

Sharpton should be quite familiar with this state of affairs from the Crown Heights Pogrom, which he led, back in 1991. Mobs incited by Al Sharpton attacked anyone who looked like an Orthodox Jew.

Anthony Graziosi, a 67-year-old Italian man with a white beard, whose only crime was looking like an Orthodox Jew was murdered. So was Yankel Rosenbaum, who actually was an Orthodox Jew.

While liberal White Privilege shouters insist that only black people get killed for how they look, these two men were killed by black people for looking like Jews.

Lemrick Nelson, Rosenbaum’s killer got away with it, despite stabbing Rosenbaum after shouting “Kill the Jew”. He was acquitted by a majority black jury, some of whose members then went out to party with the killer’s lawyer.

“Kill the Jew”: Sharpton’s Zimmerman Verdict Hypocrisy


The New York Times, which is wiling to offer its editorial page to any terrorist with a Jihad and a dream, offers it to Nasser Al-Awlaki, the father of Al Qaeda leader Anwar Al-Awlaki, who just wants to know why his grandson, Abdulrahman Al-Awlaki, who was hanging out with an Al Qaeda leader was killed.

Here’s a short answer. Your son, who was an Al Qaeda leader, took him along on a magical adventure to Al Qaedaville. The end result could have been predicted by anyone. Boom.

The United States did not target Abdulrahman Al-Awlaki. The United States did target Ibrahim Muhammad Salih al-Banna, an Al Qaeda leader.

We didn’t target Anwar Al-Awlaki’s son. Anwar Al-Awlaki decided to drag his son into a war zone. The United States did not have an obligation to then put a radio collar around his neck to make sure that it didn’t kill him while it was killing Al Qaeda leaders.

Nasser Al-Awlaki knows all this. The New York Times knows all this.

The “Why did America kill a 16-year-old boy who liked watching the Simpsons” campaign they’re waging is the same old pro-terrorist campaign meant to subvert America’s ability to take out terrorists.

Father of Al Qaeda Leader Wants to Know Why His Grandson Who was Hanging Out With an Al Qaeda Leader was Killed


There’s a basic clash between two judicial and moral systems when it comes to rape. The Western system considers rape a crime of violence against the woman.

The Muslim system considers rape a crime because it involves extramarital sex and resolves the problem by jailing the woman or forcing her to marry the rapist.

When Western women go to places like Dubai or Doha imagining that they really are modern because they have skyscrapers, they are entering the jurisdiction of the Muslim system which considers unaccompanied women to be prostitutes who are fair game.

Dubai Sentences European Rape Victim to 16 Months in Jail


Failed Communist Musical Remains as Relevant as Failed Leftist Newspaper

One Video that Captures the Broken Urban Way of Life

Marine Who Urinated on Taliban Would Do it Again

Fort Hood Massacre Survivor Blasts Atty General Holder for Terrorism Denial

Taliban Celebrate Ramadan by Beating Men Wearing “See-Through” Clothes

Democratic Presidential Candidate Who Nearly Started WW3 Urges Escalation in Syria


Broadcasting news that comes from the government is not a good precedent, these days it’s really hard to see the difference between that and the mainstream media. It’s not as if we have much of an independent media anyway so it’s hard to get agitated over the government version of CNN or CBS getting some airtime. Especially when Al Jazeera has its own cable news channel.

As long as there’s a Democrat in the White House, every major American for-profit news channel, except for FOX, will shamelessly take the government line, run government talking points and defend the government position on everything. So as a former head of the State Department once asked, “What difference does it make anyway?”

Is the Expiring Ban on America “Propaganda” Really a Problem?


It’s hard to feel too sorry for Boilermakers Local 154. Not only did the International Brotherhood of Boilermakers endorse Obama, but Local 154 spent the money and influence of its members pushing “clean coal”. Trying to jump on the Green bandwagon probably seemed like a clever gimmick, aside from the fact that Obama and his Green Energy minions really hate coal. Obama even said so during his first election.

So what did they really think was going to happen?

Coal Plant Union that Endorsed Obama Protesting EPA’s War on Coal


NSA leaker Edward Snowden, who’s residing in a Moscow airport and now seeking asylum in Russia, has hired legal counsel there that might get him purchase with the Russian security state. AFP reports that Anatoly Kucherena, ”a Russian lawyer who helped Snowden file an application for asylum in Russia earlier Tuesday,” happens to “sit on the ‘public council’ of the Federal Security Service (FSB), which was created by Putin in 2006.”

The irony here is that he has access to Russia’s own domestic espionage operation.

Speaking to the newspaper Komsomolskaya Pravda, Anatoly Kucherena – a lawyer and member of the public chamber that oversees the security services – admitted that this did not always happen. He said the real figures for state-authorised break-ins and phone taps were probably far higher.

Anatoly Kucherena urged a ban on anonymous internet communications.

“In order to clean up the industry, it is necessary to take a clear law that will specify the sanctions that can keep the programmers from the desire to create malicious software,” Anatoly Kucherena said.

There’s just something about Russia’s secret police matrix that turns life into political satire.

Freedom Fighter Edward Snowden Hires KGB Lawyer Who Urged Ban on Internet Anonymity


In the past I have linked to Islam Versus Europe, a site that collected occasionally interesting European news stories on Islamic colonialism and violence. That was before the site's descent into Jewish Conspiracydom. I'm not posting this to tell anyone what to do about it. The Counterjihad movement is a collection of unlikely people with views that are often at odds with each other, as a liberal correspondent, who frequently emails me to denounce my non-Islamic articles, reminds me.

What strikes me about all this is how the far right is still too in thrall to 19th century obsessions with the Jews to deal with present day problems. The European far right has been forced to wake up due to the Islamic invasion, and it's telling that the site has fastened onto a book by someone from the American far right which still has the luxury of clinging to its Jewish security blanket.

Toward the end of World War II, the Nazis redirected trains that should have gone to evacuating German troops to the same business of killing Jews. Even when the Jewish obsession was destroying them, they still couldn't let go of it.

Anti-Semitism has been a soothing fallback for the left and the right in Europe. It pervades the Muslim World today more than ever because it's associated with failed societies. When you can't fix something, then it's time to dive into some tomes about how the Jews are behind it all.

The Jews, like the weather, are a relatively safe target. They're a small minority and active enough that it's easy to find prominent Jews to blame for everything, regardless of whether you're on the left or the right, and then to extend that through some general theory to Jews in general. And then the problem is made manageable. Get rid of the Jews and that will fix everything.

It doesn't seem to have worked too well for the Muslim World, but fortunately they keep discovering Jews in unlikely places. Gaddafi, Ahmadinejad, Mubarak and the Muslim Brotherhood, to name a few, were all accused of being descended from Jews. The Jew in the Muslim World has become an idea, unloosed from actual ethnicity or religion, a ghost haunting the imagined of failed societies.


But finally let me address the Jewish Communist thing since that is such a popular line of attack.

I lost nearly as many family members to the Communists as I did to the Nazis. One of the first things that the Communists did when they took over Russia was to set up a special "Jewish Section".

My grandfather watched his brothers taken out and shot outside. He only survived because he was still a child.

Because my great-grandmother ran a small village store and my great-grandfather was a Kosher butcher, my grandfather was marked down as coming from a "cult family". That barred him from ever getting an education. He spent his life working quietly at a job that he was not legally qualified for and forever afraid of hearing a knock on the door.

I lost a large number of family members during the period between the Communist takeover and the end of WW2. By then, a plan had been developed to carry out a second Holocaust in the USSR. The plan was to stir up Anti-Semitic riots that would kill a 1/3 of the Jews, the Soviet authorities would then step in and "help" by transporting the rest to safety and another 1/3 would die on the way. The rest would perish in the Siberian camps.

That plan never came to fruition after Stalin's death, but the USSR then spent the next generation funding, arming and encouraging a genocidal Muslim war against he Jews.

I just got done writing a review of General Ion Mihai Pacepa's latest book which describes how the USSR spread copies of the Protocols of the Elders of Zion around the Muslim world.

Here's an excerpt from one of his articles...

As KGB chairman Yury Andropov told me, a billion adversaries could inflict far greater damage on America than could a few millions. We needed to instill a Nazi-style hatred for the Jews throughout the Islamic world, and to turn this weapon of the emotions into a terrorist bloodbath against Israel and its main supporter, the United States.
And another...

The Nation‘s antisemitic hysteria reminds me of the new antisemitic madness that exploded in Moscow in 1998, soon after one of my former colleagues in the KGB community, General Yevgeny Primakov, became Russia’s prime minister. Russian television showed General Albert Makashov, a member of the Duma, screaming: “I will round up all the Yids [pejorative for Jews] and send them to the next world.” Makashov alleged that the Jews were ruining the motherland, and he called for the “extermination of all Jews in Russia.”

On November 4, 1998, the Duma endorsed Makashov by voting (121 to 107) to defeat a parliamentary motion censuring his hate-filled statement. At the November 7, 1998, demonstration marking the 81st anniversary of the October Revolution, crowds of former KGB officers showed their support for the general, chanting “hands off Makashov!” and waving signs with anti-Semitic slogans.

Yes, there were plenty of Communists with a Jewish background. Like the Communists with a Russian background or a Ukrainian background or a Georgian background, they were Communists first and everything else last.

Like all Jews aligned with the left, they became part of an anti-Semitic movement because they loathed the idea of all national and religious identities... including their own.

What kind of Jew would join a movement that envisions a world in which, as countless leftist leaders from H.G. Wells to Lenin envisioned, there would be no Jews?

The same kind as the Englishman, Frenchman and German who join movements committed to transnationalism. 


Imagine people that Mexico, a country that closely resembles a train that went off the rails into an exploding volcano filled with cocaine, thinks are a burden. Does taking them in really sound like a great plan?

Mexican Cabinet Member: If US Doesn’t Take Illegals, They’ll Be a Burden on Mexico


The Peace Process between Israel and the terrorists has become like one of those washed up rock stars who still does shows but no one really expects anything from him anymore. Everyone knows the routine, the bizarre antics and the crazy statements.

Chief Palestinian Negotiator Claims Not To Have Pre-Conditions for Talks, Lists Pre-Conditions for Talks


Musician Akon has called for black Americans to start making an exodus “back to Africa” following the verdict in the Zimmerman trial. Akon, who was born in the United States but primarily grew up in Senegal, declared that black Americans “don’t deserve this treatment” after the jury’s decision.

On his Instagram account, Akon wrote, “Every African-American in the United States need to move their money, family, knowledge back to Africa were [sic] you will be treated like the royalty you are,” saying that the U.S. “is not your country.”

Oddly enough large numbers of African immigrants are moving to the United States. Maybe they’re sick and tired of being treated like royalty.

Maybe that explains why Akon has a 2.5 million dollar mansion in Atlanta, instead of taking all his money back to West Senegal

African Rap Star with $2.5 Mil Mansion Tells African-Americans to Move Back to Africa


Jesse Jackson Declares Florida an “Apartheid State”

I wonder if the large Jewish community in Florida had something to do with Jesse Jackson’s decision. 

Jesse Jackson Wants Libya, Cuba and China to Investigate Martin Shooting

Great plan. I hear China still has that tank guy who runs over people. I bet he could offer a lot of insight into the Zimmerman case. Also I’m sure that Libya will be happy to take a break from murdering black people to come over here and investigate Trayvon Martin’s shooting.

But Jesse Jackson’s career is a testament to his penchant for acting stupidly. So he’s reaching over Obama’s head to the UN Human Rights Council which consists of such nations as Cuba, China, Libya, Qatar, Kuwait, Saudi Arabia and Bangladesh. Not to mention Mauritania, which still has slavery.

So these are the perfect folks to come down and take charge of our human rights situation.  (Oh and let the record show that Jesse Jackson invited a country which still has slaves to investigate America’s treatment of black people.)
And a Stevie Wonder chaser

I don’t want to say that Stevie Wonder acted stupidly when he foolishly announced a plan to boycott 21 states, including the most populous states like California and Texas, with a combined population of 200 million people. I’ll leave that to his bookers and agents to explain to him that he acted stupidly when he announced a boycott of half the country.


 Logically, no one, not even the parents. But parents are responsible for bringing a child into existence, and for its education. They are responsible for preparing their children to live as rational, responsible adults. Public school educators could make that same claim, citing the need for a civil society of a population of rational, responsible adults and that compulsory schooling was the best answer to that need, because the state had the facilities and resources to address a multitude of issues. And I've never read of any public school advocate say that without qualifying the claim by including some form of collectivist virtue that should be imbued in children as well as in the parents.

And where do those facilities and resources come from? From taxpaying parents, and also from taxpaying individuals who have no children to send to any school, public or private. Individuals produce children. Governments do not. There is no such thing as a government-run stud farm (or a Huxleyian Brave New World "hatchery") that produces children who automatically become the responsibility of the state, which nominally "owns" them after parents waive custody of their offspring.

Governments do not even produce children in the most collectivist, totalitarian countries. Parents do. All the state can do, whether it is totalitarian or "democratic" in nature, is appropriate children for the state's purposes. Whether or not those purposes are benign or malign, is irrelevant. Nor do state-run orphanages "own" the children in them. Such institutions are inappropriately charged with the responsibility of sheltering and feeding children left parentless.

From Edward Cline's End Compulsory Education at Rule of Reason


Despicable true believers, these ingrates are.  Idealists who, unhelpfully, refuse to get their asses in line.  Unlike the sage realists and political pragmatists who have given us control over the House, which we’ve put to excellent use fooling Americans into believing Republicans are no different than their more popular Democrat peers — and all it took to pull off that minor miracle was a clever strategy of governing like Democrats and pushing a Democrat agenda.

Inspired genius, if you ask me.

Pretty soon, we’ll control everything!  And for the Democrats to wrest it away from us, they’ll have to move even further left and make even more promises and really step up their crony corporatist and pander games.

And I just don’t think they have it in them.

From Jeff at Protein Wisdom


  1. You have not been abandoned by your family because of alleged burglaries and seemingly no future. You can write as well as Spengler and the martyr has illiterate tweets.

  2. Anonymous20/7/13

    Typo 1st sentence - while/white.

  3. All one has to do is to look at what the Democrats and Liberals did to Detroit; a place that must be a total nightmare when the sun goes down, something out of a fantasy world. Readers probably don't know about NCH (North College Hill) in Cincinnati where a group of black teenagers beat a 46 year old white guy for no reason other than they said they were bored. The weren't charge with a race crime. There was no outcry by community leaders. The guy just died this week, and they have done an autopsy but haven't released the results. He never left his house after being released from the hospital after internal bleeding. There are supposed to be upgrade charges if it shows the beating caused his death. Bet that doesn't happen. One thing I do know is that white people are not going to take much more of being pushed around, and Obama and the media are setting the stage for a race war that will result in mass destruction for this country. I've said it before, but history proves out that if you push white people hard enough, they will wipe you out. That fact can't be disputed, and it's just a matter of time.

  4. FrankS20/7/13

    "White privilege" - the fast track to cultural suicide.

  5. Anonymous20/7/13

    I'm late getting to this page this weekend, but what a cornucopia to feast upon at last. I feel like I've been feeding upon a sort of manna, with nourishment for every brain cell I have.
    Thank you, Mr. Greenfield.

  6. Sharin Bowers21/7/13

    Years ago, I was picking up my daughter from nursery school when I was attacked by two very large black girls...one armed with fists and the other with a baseball bat. I had severe ear injuries. I had hearing loss, but I still managed although I was told at the time that as I got older, the bones in my ear were so fragile that I would have severe hearing loss. Well, now I am older and I cannot hear my grandchildren.

    Sometimes you don't know the extent of the injuries at the time. I also have headaches. Until that time, I had one headache in my life.

    This happened in daylight in Santa Monica, CA. My little girl watched while I could hear her screaming, "Mommy, Mommy." Somehow I became the bad guy and they stalked me because THEY had to go to trial, they tried to break into my apartment. They weren't supposed to get my address. Somehow they did even though I changed nursery schools. I ended up having to move.

    That day changed my life forever. One woman spent one night in jail and the other got off entirely -- it was black on white crime...35 years ago...in The Little Republic of Santa Monica. Yes, racism is alive and well...black on white racism.

    It is a sad day when George Zimmerman is being blamed for getting out of his car rather than the person who jumped him. From personal experience, when your head is being pounded on, you don't have time to think -- well, where is this going to end. If I had a gun...

    Daniel, thank you for your writing. You so often say what I feel. You have been in my area speaking, but I can't hear so I don't go to the events. I am so fortunate there are computers, that my grandkids can text message me, now they can even talk into their phones and the words appear. I am fortunate I can read your articles on line. SB


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