Wednesday, July 11, Summer Session 1: We spent the first part of class in and then moved to the library.
Where does this attitude come from?
Jews are a conspicuous people, small in number but large in footprint. As Mark Twain wrote in If the statistics are right, the Jews constitute but one quarter of one percent of the human race….
Properly, the Jew ought hardly to be heard of, but he is heard of, has always been heard of. He is as prominent on the planet as any other people, and his importance is extravagantly out of proportion to the smallness of his bulk….
What is the secret of his immortality? Jews conspire among themselves to dominate and disadvantage gentiles.
This answer fell out of fashion, at least in polite society, after World War II. These movements, MacDonald claims, taught white gentiles to reject ethnocentrism and accept high levels of nonwhite immigration to their countries while tolerating Jewish ethnocentrism and racially restrictive immigration policies in Israel.
MacDonald and the alt-righters are, nevertheless, correct that many liberal leaders over the last hundred years have been Jewish. My analysis of Kevin MacDonald's pseudoscience: This is a gross distortion of history.
Gentile radicals have been around for centuries, doing exactly what MacDonald thinks is characteristic of Jews.
Nor is it in these clubs alone that the public measures are deformed into monsters. They undergo a previous distortion in academies, intended as so many seminaries for these clubs, which are set up in all the places of public resort. In these meetings of all sorts every counsel, in proportion as it is daring and violent and perfidious, is taken for the mark of superior genius.
Humanity and compassion are ridiculed as the fruits of superstition and ignorance.
Tenderness to individuals is considered as treason to the public. Many of the gentile philosophers who laid the groundwork for the Revolution, such as Voltaire, were committed anti-Semites. Radical French thinkers like Rousseau are completely ignored by MacDonald.
MacDonald analyzes the Frankfurt School in great detail and argues that the ideology of the school was constructed to advance Jewish interests by promoting nonwhite immigration and in general undermining white culture.
But French existentialism was a movement that was analogous to the Frankfurt School in every important respect…except that the leaders—Jean-Paul Sartre, Simone de Beauvoir, and Albert Camus—were white gentiles. The French existentialists produced radical critiques of traditional gentile society and, like the Frankfurt School, advanced pseudoscientific ideas making demonstrably false claims about human nature and refusing to subject these claims to any test.This page guide for “All Souls” by Michael Patrick MacDonald includes detailed chapter summaries and analysis covering 11 chapters, as well as several more in .
A breakaway bestseller since its first printing, All Souls takes us deep into Michael Patrick MacDonald’s Southie, the proudly insular neighborhood with the highest concentration of white poverty in America.
The anti-busing riots of forever changed Southie, Boston’s working class Irish community, branding it as a violent, racist enclave/5().
is and in to a was not you i of it the be he his but for are this that by on at they with which she or from had we will have an what been one if would who has her. ''All Souls'' paints a different portrait entirely. It tells of women like MacDonald's own mother, Helen, who struggles to raise nine children on welfare and without a husband, in a crime-infested housing project where garbage festers in the gutters.
All Souls: A Family Story From Southie study guide contains a biography of Michael Patrick MacDonald, literature essays, a complete e-text, quiz questions, major .
Fourthed. Reading that question I was thinking, “am I even happy right now?” There are plenty of things I’m hoping to do with my life, but ‘be maximally happy all the time’ is definitely not at the top of the list.