The Week That Perished

October 29, 2017

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The Week That Perished

The Week’s Curviest, Perviest, and Scurviest Headlines

It is one of life’s sublime pleasures to see a self-described truth-digging “journalist” get hoisted on his own petard. It’s even more pleasurable when there are two such “journalists.”

Enter Mark Ames and Matt Taibbi, two champagne socialists who were both born with silver rectal thermometers. Taibbi is the son of NBC reporter Mike Taibbi, which is likely the only reason Matt got a media gig in the first place. Ames, despite his claims to have lived in “poverty,” was reared in the sheltered enclaves of Saratoga, CA, one of those “six-figure zip codes” that so chafes the thighs of wealth-inequality grievance-mongers from coast to coast.

In the 1990s, these two would-be working-class heroes were miraculously able to scrape up the means to move to Russia and start their own English-language newspaper, which they called the eXile. The paper featured headlines such as “WE’LL FUCK YOUR KIDS.”

One article described how the staff’s female workers were being forced into giving Ames and Taibbi oral sex in exchange for employment:

We have been pretty rough on our girls. We’d ask our Russian staff to flash their asses or breasts for us. We’d tell them that if they wanted to keep their jobs, they’d have to perform unprotected anal sex with us. Nearly every day, we asked our female staff if they approved of anal sex.

Another passage—written under Ames’s byline rather than a pseudonym while he was in his early 30s—describes his excitement when learning a peasant girl he was about to despoil was fifteen rather than sixteen:

When I went back into the TV room, Andy pulled me aside with a worried grin on his face. ‘Dude do you realize…do you know how old that Natasha is?’ he said. “‘Sixteen?’ “‘No! No, she’s fif-teen. Fif-teen.’ Right then my pervometer needle hit the red. I had to have her, even if she was homely.

When taken to task for such passages by the Chicago Reader in 2005, Taibbi blamed it on his “conspicuous moral deficiencies.”

“One can never underestimate the pervasiveness of psychological projection among those who make a habit of pointing fingers at others.”

But now, after being questioned about such lurid passages during a speaking engagement at Harvard Bookstore, Taibbi is claiming it was all “fictional and not true…not a biographical reality…a giant satire.” That claim might have some credence except for the fact that at the beginning of the eXile anthology book is this passage:

This is a work of nonfiction. While all of the characters depicted in this book are real, certain names and identifying details have been changed.

For his part, Mark Ames—who has a speech impediment and effeminate manner that combine to make him sound like a Valley Girl with a lisp—is claiming he’s the victim of “smears” by bad people, including one former and one current writer for Taki’s Mag. Mind you, this is someone whose entire career as a “journalist” consists of nothing beyond smears, innuendo, ad hominem, appeal to motive, and guilt by association. Unfortunately for Ames, his own ex-coworker on the eXile, Owen Matthews, chided Ames in a 2000 article for The Moscow Times for not having the “balls” to admit he hid behind a pseudonym while describing his actual rape of a girl he found in a club. Neither Matthews nor The Moscow Times was ever sued for this bold allegation, which was made years before anyone on the Taki’s Mag staff was even aware that Mark Ames or Matt Taibbi existed.

While Ames wallows in obscurity, Matt Taibbi is back as a staff writer for Rolling Stone, which permanently discredited itself after its disastrous “A Rape on Campus” story turned out to be entirely fraudulent. Taibbi returned to Rolling Stone after leaving Glenn Greenwald’s The Intercept in the wake of a female staffer accused Taibbi of being “verbally abusive and unprofessionally hostile.”

Whereas Rolling Stone was nearly buried for publishing a story about a rape that didn’t happen, now it has to contend with its staff writer denying sexually abusive behavior that he documented in a book which claimed to be “nonfiction.”

We, but of course, would hate to see Taibbi and Ames strangled to death with a noose made of their own words.

Since all cultures are equal, you should be neither shocked nor disgusted to discover that in Madagascar, there’s an annual ritual where celebrants dig up their dead relatives’ corpses and dance with them. Now comes news that health officials are warning locals that by doing so, they may be subjecting themselves to pneumonic plague, which has killed 124 Malagasies since August. Many locals suspect a government plot to subvert their culture and refuse to heed such warnings. According to one woman, she’s danced with dead relatives’ cadavers on fifteen separate occasions and has yet do die.

But you know how the saying goes—sixteenth time’s the charm.

Maryland officials have arrested a thirty-year-old middle-school teacher and track coach on 206 counts of sex abuse of children aged 11 to 17. Among these counts are five charges of purposely attempting to infect the children with HIV. In other words, a teacher’s aide is charged with attempting to give kids AIDS.

Carlos Deangelo Bell faces a life sentence. If he had a lick of sense, he would have been working in California, which recently downgraded the act of purposely infecting someone with HIV from a felony to a misdemeanor.

One can never underestimate the pervasiveness of psychological projection among those who make a habit of pointing fingers at others.

Whereas Hillary Clinton and her countless toadies in the media and politics have been screaming their tiny little lungs out for a year that Donald Trump colluded with the Russians to steal the election, this, too, appears to be projection.

Even the resolutely Clintonista Washington Post was forced last week to admit that the Clinton campaign and the DNC paid Russians for opposition research that resulted in the infamous “golden showers” dossier on Donald Trump.

A much larger looming scandal involves the Uranium One deal wherein foreign investors allegedly shoveled an estimated $145 million into the Clinton Foundation in exchange for Hillary Clinton’s help in facilitating the transfer of a full fifth of America’s uranium supplies to the Kremlin.

May the witch burn atop a funeral pyre built on her own lies and greed.

Many people—a lot of them white—say that whites are paranoid lunatics to think they’re under any kind of threat. Then, in the next breath, the same people will openly gloat about the inevitable demographic extinction of white people.

A recent joint poll from NPR, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health finds that 55 percent of American whites say that American whites currently face discrimination. In discussing the poll, NPR mentions “Trump’s message speaking directly to whites,” but we have covered Trump since he announced his candidacy and have challenged anyone, anywhere to cite even a single example of Trump speaking “directly to whites.” To our knowledge, he’s never done that. So even in this allegedly unbiased poll, there were tinges of scoffing and bias.

In reaction to the poll, England’s Metro ran an article called “Dear white people, you’re never racially discriminated against so shut up.” However, we found no evidence of this publication ever telling any other racial group to “shut up,” which sort of undermines the article’s premise.

In reality—rather than within the medicated and brainwashed minds of prog-zombie squawking parrots—corporate “diversity” policies make it clear that whites are the only group in America against whom it is legal to practice discrimination.

They are the only group who are accused of being “racist” merely for suggesting that students be taught math and English instead of being endlessly clubbed over the head with KultMarx doggerel.

Whites are the only group where college professors can encourage their collective identity to be “destroyed”—or even to commit “mass suicide”—and retain their jobs.

To our minds, the only thing shocking about a poll that finds 55% of white Americans see anti-white discrimination in the USA is the fact that 45% of white Americans remain blind to it.

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