Tuesday, January 23, 2018

The Social Psychology of Leftist Mass Hysteria

Michael Lumish

Aydin Paladin is an interesting figure within the New Center.

{And, yes, she scares the holy hell out of me.}

Nonetheless, I have been following her for maybe a year, or so, and I think that she is an exceedingly intelligent rogue academic.

She is "rogue" in the sense that unlike many professors from earlier generations she is pleased to speak with everyone in a manner that is both colloquial and academic, simultaneously, in a public manner.

She is among a small number of people building from the ground-up who have used Youtube to create a following, if not a career, out of simply speaking their minds.

Those that I follow most closely include Dave Rubin, Carl Benjamin (Sargon), Jordan Peterson, Gad Saad, Mark Steyn, Sam Harris, Douglas Murray, Candace Owens, Ami Horowitz and the old Carol Burnett Show!

And what is best about the so-called New Center, for the moment at least, is the disinterest in promoting ideological partisanship.

In any case, give a listen to "The Social Psychology of Leftist Mass Hysteria."

I have been arguing since shortly after the last presidential election that the US has been going through what sociologists technically refer to as a "moral panic."

"So prepare yourself lads because we are about to go balls deep."


  1. Don't forget Camille Paglia. She did a sit down with Jordan Peterson about 2 months ago that was amazing.

    There is also this NYU professor, Michael Rectenwald aka @antipcnyuprof, who nails it:


  2. http://www.people-press.org/2018/01/23/republicans-and-democrats-grow-even-further-apart-in-views-of-israel-palestinians/

    your take on the Islamization of the Democrat Party??

  3. I see what's going on here. Mike has gone full Paladin.
    Seriously though, I am hard of hearing and consequently had a tough time keeping up with her style of rapid speech, having to back track for missed or inaudible (to me) words. I'll try again later with some ear buds and see if that helps. I did get the gist of what she's saying.

    1. Yeah, she has a staccato-style of speech. She's not a top-tier political youtuber, I do not think, but I find her interesting in part because she generally backs up her conclusions by referencing source material. I also think that she's a bit nuts!

  4. If I may:


  5. Put the ear buds on. That cleared things up. Listened to parts 1 and 2. Wow.

    1. Harvard Law Professor Alan M. Dershowitz said:

      “…I’ve long believed: that there is very little difference between the Nazis of the hard-right and the anti-Semites of the hard-left.”

      SOURCE: AntiSemitic Caricature of Me Generates No Criticism from Berkeley Hard-Left by Alan Dershowitz, 2017 October 26



      Since Reform Jews ally themselves with the anti-Israel Far-Left, it is correct to publicize these short blog articles that expose the truth about Reform Judaism:

      Rambam vs. Reform Judaism:

      Barak Hullman explains why he left Reform Judaism and became Orthodox:

      How a Reform Rabbi Became Orthodox (true story):

      Reform Judaism vs. Real Judaism:

      Sephardic Jews REJECT Reform Judaism:

      How Reform Jews CHEATED on the Pew survey:

      Last but not least, the Reform Jews strongly opposed efforts to save European Jews from the Holocaust during World War II. Those rescue efforts were led by Orthodox Jews, who the Reform Jews considered to be behind-the-times and obsolete and an embarrassment. The Reform Jews got what they wanted: the rescue efforts failed.

    2. Dershowitz.

      That poor man.

      In the winter of 2009 I cut my losses.

      But Dershowitz hung in until the bitter end and now they're kicking his ass to the curb.

    3. the differences between left-wing and right-wing anti-Semitism:

      1. left-wingers accept Jew-haters of all races, religions, and creeds, right-wingers don't.
      2. left-wingers accept self-hating Jews, right-wingers don't.


  6. A generation ago Elie Wiesel said the left hates Israel and the right hates the Jews. This is maybe 40 years ago.

    1. hating Israel and hating the Jews is the same thing. I hope Wiesel was basically saying that, not literally differentiating.

    2. Does the right hate Jews?

      We know that the left generally despises Israel because they think that "Israelis" and "Zionists" are mean to the "indigenous" population, but does the general American conservative right-wing hate Jews?

    3. only the extreme, fringe right hates Jews (in America). In Europe, which might've been what Wiesel was alluding to, the situation can be different. Tho often, like in UK, Spain, and Germany, the center-right (of course in 2017, not decades ago) is fine with us.

    4. One of the things that is beginning to piss me off about this political moment is the never-ending self-righteous indignation around Nazis and Klansmen and White Nationalists and White Supremacists and the "Alt-Right."

      In the United States this is almost entirely a chimera.

  7. "In a freewheeling press availability on Thursday, US President Donald Trump said the US would no longer transfer monetary aid to the Palestinians unless they entered peace negotiations with Israel, and excoriated the Palestinian leadership’s reaction to his decision last month to recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capital.

    “That money is not going to them unless they sit down and negotiate peace, because I can tell you that Israel does want to make peace, and they’re going to have to want to make peace, too, or we’re going to have nothing to do with it any longer,” he said."



    1. Good. At this point I would very much prefer to see the US disengage from the "peace process."

      Oslo - despite anyone's best hopes and dreams and expectations - does nothing more than dangle Israel by a Jewish throat.

    2. The gist of what people are saying including the King of Jordan is that Trump is going to offer up his peace plan in March and say to both sides, "take it or leave it." From his remarks at Davos directed squarely at Bibi, "“The hardest subject they had to talk about was Jerusalem,” he said. “We took Jerusalem off the table, so we don’t have to talk about it anymore. They never got past Jerusalem. We took it off the table. We don’t have to talk about it anymore.”

      He then turned to Netanyahu and said: “You won one point, and you’ll give up some other points later on in the negotiation — if it ever takes place. I don’t know that it ever will take place.....“The fact is… there were never any deals that came close, because you could never get past Jerusalem. I helped them, because I’ve taken it off the table. That was the toughest issue,” he said.

      “And Israel will pay for that. Look, something’s going to happen. They will do something that is going to be a very good thing. But they want to make peace, and I hope the Palestinians want to make peace. And if they do, everybody’s going to be very happy in the end,” he added.”


      No idea what price he is expecting Israel to pay but there it is.

    3. FWIW, he may do to the Palestinians what he did to the Democrats with DACA. Make a sweet offer which will be refused and expose the empty claims they peddle. Does anyone much expect the Palestinians will learn to say yes?