Sartre’s Anti-Semite and Jew: A Critique [Part Three] | The Occidental Observer – White Identity, Interests, and Culture

April 22, 2018 by · Leave a Comment 

As noted previously, the ambivalent response to Sartre’s thoughts on ‘the Jew’ is in stark contrast to the much-more positively received section of the text dealing with ‘the anti-Semite.’ Indeed, Michael Walzer states that this portrait of the anti-Semite is “rightly taken to be the strongest part of the book.”[1]Jack Kugelmass has described it as a “key text for Jewish cultural studies.”[2]Herbert Spiegelberg, meanwhile, argues that Sartre’s interpretation of the anti-Semite is “persuasive and brilliant.”[3] Such appraisals, it will be demonstrated, can be based only on the value of Sartre’s conclusions as an ideological weapon: that the anti-Semite is a highly pathological individual, and that Jews and their behavior have absolutely no bearing on the opinions of Jews formed in the minds of the surrounding population. This conclusion is nowhere summarized more succinctly than in Sartre’s formulation: “Far from experience producing his idea of the Jew, it was the latter which explained his experience. If the Jew did not exist the anti-Semite would invent him.”[4] It is argued here that Sartre’s dubious critique of ‘the anti-Semite’ has enjoyed significant praise solely because the author provided Jews with the strength of his own personal reputation as a public intellectual, as well as a relatively novel and valuable theory of anti-Semitism which denied it any social or political legitimacy and heavily stigmatized individuals associated with it. It is further argued that, in terms of methodology and historical awareness, Sartre’s ‘portrait of the anti-Semite’ is perhaps the weakest and most ignorant text ever produced on the subject of anti-Semitism.

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Sartre’s Anti-Semite and Jew: A Critique [Part Two] | The Occidental Observer – White Identity, Interests, and Culture

April 19, 2018 by · Leave a Comment 

Sartre’s Anti-Semite and Jew is divided into four sections, concerned as it is with four actors, or character profiles: the anti-Semite, the democrat, the inauthentic Jew, and the authentic Jew. Existing criticism of the book has almost exclusively concerned Sartre’s treatment of Jews (in Sartre’s jargon, both ‘inauthentic’ and ‘authentic’), while the most highly praised aspect of the book has been his incredibly negative characterization of the anti-Semite. Since Sartre’s comments on ‘the democrat’ are generally regarded as the most meagre and the least consequential, this critique is concerned only with Sartre’s comments on both the Jew and the anti-Semite. We will start with a summary of problems in his theory of Jewishness.

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Sartre’s “Anti-Semite and Jew”: A Critique [Part One] | The Occidental Observer – White Identity, Interests, and Culture

April 18, 2018 by · Leave a Comment 

 

A little over a decade ago I decided to research the Jewish Question in earnest. The precise chain of events leading to this decision was complex, but the main engine driving it was sheer intellectual curiosity. Here was a subject at once profound and deeply entwined with European history, and yet also obscure and apparently also half-sunk in a quagmire of shame. As a young developing scholar in the Arts, I felt the Jewish clash with Europeans had it all — economic aspects, religious factors, the opinions of philosophical giants, the dictates of kings and the risings of peasants. Here was history in raw, perpetually political form. As a result, I found myself haunting college and public libraries, slowly absorbing the topic’s mainstream texts, along with the not so mainstream, until one day I came across a small, unassuming volume just barely visible between two much larger books.

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The Suffering of South Africans May Redeem the West | The Occidental Observer – White Identity, Interests, and Culture

March 7, 2018 by · Leave a Comment 

“The time for reconciliation is over. Now is the time for justice.”

These are the words of Julius Malema, the head off South Africa’s Economic Freedom Fighters party/gang. To use a contemporary cultural reference point, Malema is essentially the Killmonger to Nelson Mandela’s to T’challa, a more nuanced take on Black power, but both of which have proved symbiotic.

The words in the quote came in a speech supporting a new bill that was overwhelmingly passed  by the South African Parliament by 241 votes to 83 that makes it now legal for the South African government to seize land and other property without compensation.

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Who Was Revilo Oliver? | The Occidental Observer – White Identity, Interests, and Culture

February 28, 2018 by · Leave a Comment 

 

The way things have lined up since World War II, those who take the side of white people, as Dr. Oliver did, are certain to be vilified.  The most they can hope for are mixed reviews, call them that, on how they conduct their lives, and Oliver accomplished that: while a colleague at his university called him a “filthy fascist swine,” others thought the world of him and spoke of him with great respect and fondness.  This writing, drawn from my book The Fame of a Dead Man’s Deeds, paints a portrait of him. ‘

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Terminated by PayPal. Also a New Mailbox | The Occidental Observer – White Identity, Interests, and Culture

February 24, 2018 by · Leave a Comment 

 

Well, it finally happened. I never understood why it took so long, but PayPal has finally bounced TOO as part of the campaign against the Alt Right and truth-telling generally, presumably pressured by the usual suspects. The PayPal buttons have been taken off the donations page, and recurring donations will not go through.

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What’s good for the Jews? Stephen Miller. | The Occidental Observer – White Identity, Interests, and Culture

February 14, 2018 by · Leave a Comment 

But thankfully we now have Stephen Miller, the 32-year old Trump advisor and immigration hard-liner recently blamed by Democratic senators for scuttling their desired amnesty deal for illegal immigrants. Transparently, the Dems are trying to spoil Trump’s relationship with Miller, as they did with Bannon, by insinuating that Miller is pulling Trump’s strings. Of course it is absurd to suggest that Trump is anything but his own man. But Miller is a crucially important figure in the Trump administration and his influence is, from what I can tell, entirely positive for the interest of Americans concerned with mass immigration and the very tangible threat of Europeans and people of European descent becoming minorities in their own countries.

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The Failure of Head Start — Another Blow for IQ Realism | The Occidental Observer – White Identity, Interests, and Culture

February 6, 2018 by · Leave a Comment 

I teach courses on child psychology, and every textbook has a chapter on IQ. It’s always a bit touchy talking about it — I’ve got to be on my best behavior. I discuss the data showing genetic influences and then I point out that most of the “environmental influences” on IQ could equally well be explained by parent-child genetic correlations: Smart parents are genetically inclined to high IQ and they talk to their kids more. This results in correlations between IQ and parents talking to their kids.

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An Un-Civil War, Part | The Occidental Observer – White Identity, Interests, and Culture

January 1, 2018 by · Leave a Comment 

Part 1 of “An Un-Civil War” focused on the MSM’s sins of commission. The Left-leaning MSM (but I repeat myself) has been obsessed with destroying Trump by any means possible. The MSM is quite happy with any tactic at all, whether it’s wiretapping, leaking, indicting, slander, it doesn’t matter what. They would be happy to use his comments on race to impeach him, or maybe the Mueller investigation will pan out, or, if these don’t work we can try sexual harassment charges or some old business deals— it doesn’t matter as long as we get him.

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An Un-Civil War: Part I, The Mueller Conspiracy | The Occidental Observer – White Identity, Interests, and Culture

December 13, 2017 by · Leave a Comment 

Lincoln’s first famous speech on June 16, 1858 has become known today for one memorable quote, “A house divided against itself cannot stand.” The phrase was taken directly from the Bible, Gospel of Matthew 12:25, KJV: “Every kingdom divided against itself is brought to desolation; and every city or house divided against itself shall not stand.”

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