Wednesday, January 09, 2013

Nixon's 100th Birthday: The HBD + Anti-Cathedral President

Richard Milhouse Nixon. Tricky Dick. The Silent Majority. Checkers. I am not a crook. The quiet celebration of his 100th birthday is upon us. I cannot possibly top the Ben Stein column on Nixon, here. I've written about Watergate as a take down by the cathedral for Nixon's attempt to challenge it's growing power. Nixon is an intriguing character. Neil Young compared him to a rock star due to his career arc and personality. He wasn't perfect. He was deeply flawed and tormented by demons from his childhood as well as his feelings of inadequacy. He was an American pushing for American interests, and he was fiercely anti-communist. I might give him too much credit with stemming the Communist tide in the USA, but his red baiting and "who lost China?" bits scared the Democrats so that JFK's best and brightest made a quagmire out of a bird bath with Vietnam. Nixon's knowledge and approach to foreign policy were tremendous and far better than the jokers in the Oval Office of our era. Nixon just had a knack for figuring things out and seeing the big picture. He was even ahead of the liberal intelligentsia by thinking in a human biodiversity manner and realizing the sick power of the cathedral before it had a name.

If you read the "Reagan Diaries", Reagan called Nixon up for advice when he was dealing with Gorbachev. Nixon was brilliant, and one of the smarter guys we've ever had in the White House. He was a master manipulator to the point where he did the Frost interviews to help rehabilitate his image just a couple of years after his resignation in disgrace, and it worked. He is still shaping his legacy as his presidential tapes have slowly leaked out. Nixon won an absurdly large landslide victory in 1972 after four years of negative Vietnam news (the slow-mo Vietnamization process worked) while the rest of the GOP suffered in House and Senate races. He was the first GOP president to bring up strict constructionist judges and law and order. He started it, and Reagan and Bush 41 carried that mantle for 12 years, which helped keep criminals off the streets after 1992.
The media still hates him more than any other republican. The cathedral never misses an opportunity to paint him as a villain and deny his sign off and creation of some of their most beloved goverment programs like OSHA and the EPA. They even did this in 2010 when new tapes were released. The tapes did not reveal much, and what is comical is how the NY Times goes out of their way to try to make Nixon look bad. He will to libs, but they already hated him. The Times is trying to prevent any further rehabilitation of Nixon's legacy with unattached readers or Boomers who hated Nixon but, like Murphy Brown, have started to think he got a raw deal. The Times states that he 'rails' on blacks and Jews (only two groups mentioned in the misleading headline). The Times mentions how Nixon only wanted Jews who supported him to be at a dinner (no different than any other politician). Nixon's comments seem like he was a believer in human biodiversity (HBD), "I've just recognized, you know, all people have certain traits". That's HBD in a nutshell. The statements are things normal people know to be true but only Archie Bunker types say out loud. They are the comments a man says when he is in private with friends. Nixon's were just recorded and eventually unsealed. Let's look at them.

“The Irish have certain — for example, the Irish can’t drink. What you always have to remember with the Irish is they get mean. Virtually every Irish I’ve known gets mean when he drinks. Particularly the real Irish.” Nixon continued: “The Italians, of course, those people course don’t have their heads screwed on tight. They are wonderful people, but,” and his voice trailed off. A moment later, Nixon returned to Jews: “The Jews are just a very aggressive and abrasive and obnoxious personality.” Bill Rogers has got — to his credit it’s a decent feeling — but somewhat sort of a blind spot on the black thing because he’s been in New York,” Nixon said. “He says well, ‘They are coming along, and that after all they are going to strengthen our country in the end because they are strong physically and some of them are smart.’ So forth and so on. “My own view is I think he’s right if you’re talking in terms of 500 years,” he said. “I think it’s wrong if you’re talking in terms of 50 years. What has to happen is they have to be, frankly, inbred. And, you just, that’s the only thing that’s going to do it, Rose.”

The NY Times is SHOCKED and APPALLED. Calling the Irish mean drunks? Calling Italians wonderful but not entirely legit after decades of the Mob being a problem in the Northeast? Saying the obvious about Jewish stereotypes? Pointing out that it might take longer than 50 years to 'close the gap' for black achievement? How dare he recognize patterns in human behavior. Looking at test scores in schools across the nation, Nixon was right about it taking longer than 50 years for blacks. More Nixon:

“The emigration of Jews from the Soviet Union is not an objective of American foreign policy,” Mr. Kissinger said. “And if they put Jews into gas chambers in the Soviet Union, it is not an American concern. Maybe a humanitarian concern.” “I know,” Nixon responded. “We can’t blow up the world because of it.” In his discussion with Ms. Woods, Nixon laid down clear rules about who would be permitted to attend the state dinner for Meir — he called it “the Jewish dinner” — after learning that the White House was being besieged with requests to attend. “I don’t want any Jew at that dinner who didn’t support us in that campaign,” he said. “Is that clear? No Jew who did not support us.”
Nixon listed many of his top Jewish advisers — among them, Mr. Kissinger and William Safire, who went on to become a columnist at The New York Times — and argued that they shared a common trait, of needing to compensate for an inferiority complex. “What it is, is it’s the insecurity,” he said. “It’s the latent insecurity. Most Jewish people are insecure. And that’s why they have to prove things.” Nixon also strongly hinted that his reluctance to even consider amnesty for young Americans who went to Canada to avoid being drafted during the Vietnam War was because, he told Mr. Colson, so many of them were Jewish. “I didn’t notice many Jewish names coming back from Vietnam on any of those lists; I don’t know how the hell they avoid it,” he said, adding: “If you look at the Canadian-Swedish contingent, they were very disproportionately Jewish. The deserters.”

The Times ends with this, which we shouldn't be shocked about considering the Times is Sulzberger's paper. It's the ultimate thought crime of modern crimes: he even dared to challenge and question American Jews. This is all despite being a great friend of Israel's when they needed it durign his presidency. Today is no different from yesterday in geopolitics. The Jews inserted themselves into US foreign policy big time in the '70s through Israel's Middle East wars, which fucked us with the oil embargoes, and the refusniks in Russia who wanted to emigrate to Israel. They even got to Sen. Scoop Jackson who pushed for better emigration for Russian Jews to Israel as part of strategic arms limitation deals in an attempt to get Jewish American support for a potential presidential campaign in 1976. American Jews have money, access, power and a megaphone, so whatever they focus on at a specific time will magically become a pressing need. Circus stays the same, only the clowns change. How dare Nixon say these things! What relevancy does this have to anything politically in December of 2010? There is one. This has a modern purpose: reinforce that Nixon was evil and his party, the GOP, is the party of bigots. Note the date of this article, Dec 2010. The GOP just won the House back with a gigantic landslide one month earlier, and there is a sitting black president. Control the message, keep the narrative going, mold public opinion.


Firepower said...

Good stuff.

Check out Oliver Stone's "Nixon"

A fascinating movie; I don't find it a takedown, either.

nikcrit said...

"The media still hates him more than any other republican."

Ehhh, I pretty much agree with your overall take on this post, but not with the above line.

I think the posthumous re-analysis of Nixon was somewhat redemptive and evne a bit laudatory when it came to some of his delayed attribution in opening trade with China and ----- gulp! ----- his role as a initiator of federal AA and other black-economic-empowerment initiatives and programs.

I would put it like this: once the posthumous focus on Nixon leaned more toward the sort-of epic tragedy of his predicament and fate, that same press lightened up on the purely post-policy analysis stuff.

I don't think those Nixon movies of a few years back would've been as commercial an entities as they were had Nixon somewhat been revived and redeemed by that once more hostile press.

Son of Brock Landers said...

"Nixon" was a decent movie, if still heavy with conspiracy theory as Oliver Stone always is, and I agree it wasn' a big takedown. It's as if all of the psycho-biographies allowed Stone to make it a good character study of such a unique guy. No president after him will inspire as many psycho-biographies, except for Obama (and his will be pretty good due to his fucked up upbringing + sealed medical records).

Nixon was so foreign policy focused that he signed off on what Congress gave him rather than fight it, which was a sparing use of his veto. His problem was figuring out how to win nationally before the rest of his party did again.

He still is the most hated republican. He went after the Commie forefathers, busted up the '60s lovefest, and beat the McGovern Coalition that was triumphant in in '08 + '12. His other crime was that he was smart.