National Review Is Trying to Rewrite its Own Racist History (The Intercept)

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    • #333863
      mrdmk
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      Poster’s Note: There is racist asshole shit presented in the article for historical proposes only.

      Ryan Grim

      July 5 2020, 5:00 a.m.

       

      Stuart Stevens, who has gone from running Mitt Romney’s campaign for president in 2012 to a perch as a leading Never Trumper, is out with a new book: his mea culpa of sorts, It Was All a Lie: How the Republican Party Became Donald Trump.

      Some of Stevens’s former colleagues don’t like it, and one of them, Matthew Scully, savaged it in National Review. “Perhaps the most devastating book review you’ll ever read,” National Review editor Rich Lowry promised.

      The review is, to be sure, unfriendly, countering that Stevens is, in so many words, a clown, a hack, a liar, a grifter — and wrong. I’m not here to referee the bulk of their dispute, but one particular claim by Scully in his review merits a closer look.

      In his book, Stevens apologizes for his role in propping up a Republican Party he now considers to be little more than a “white grievance party” cynically exploiting racism in the pursuit of power. Scully objects to much of what Stevens has to say in the book, and he zeroes in on Stevens’ claim that, in hindsight, he should have seen all along that Republicans were getting ahead by exploiting racism. Stevens cites the rise of the New Right with Barry Goldwater’s campaign in 1964 straight through to President Donald Trump.

      LINK–The Intercept, National Review Is Trying to Rewrite its Own Racist History

      Of course The National Review is making this attempt. Even though Trump was a Democrat at an earlier part of his life, I have no doubt he has been reading The National Review all of his life.

      If you cannot dazzle them with brilliance, baffle them with bullshit WC Fields

    • #333872
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      I never knew Buckley was such a white supremacist in the 50s. I think he changed his tune a little later–did he? I’m not sure–but his own words in the article are absolutely damning to the movement he helped to create.

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      The man who boasted he purged the conservative movement of ‘kooks’ and bigots was once a strong defender of racial discrimination—even violence. What changed?

      When the conservative editor and intellectual William F. Buckley, Jr., ran for mayor of New York in 1965, he may have been the first conservative to endorse affirmative action, or, as he called it, “the kind of special treatment [of African Americans] that might make up for centuries of oppression.” He also promised to crack down on labor unions that discriminated against minorities, a cause even his liberal opponents were unwilling to embrace. Buckley pointed out the inherent unfairness in the administration of drug laws and in judicial sentencing. He also advanced a welfare “reform” plan whose major components were job training, education and daycare.

      In 1969, in his capacity as founding editor of National Review, launched a decade and a half earlier as a “conservative weekly journal of opinion” that stood in opposition to the dominant liberal ethos of the time, Buckley toured African-American neighborhoods in Cleveland, Detroit, Chicago, San Francisco, Oakland, Los Angeles and Atlanta organized by the Urban League and afterward singled out for special praise “community organizers” who were working “in straightforward social work in the ghettos.” In an article in Look magazine months later, Buckley anticipated that the United States could well elect an African-American president within a decade, and that this milestone would confer the same reassurance and social distinction upon African Americans that Roman Catholics had felt upon the election of John F. Kennedy. That, he said, would be “welcome tonic” for the American soul.

      LINK–Political, How William F. Buckley, Jr., Changed His Mind on Civil Rights

      Found this in the comments. There are historical facts, yet the article does not state that damage done prior to 1965. That is the reason for posting only two paragraphs.

      Buckley running for office in 1965 seems to be the big turn around. According to Alvin Felzenberg, this transition started in 1963 after Buckley consulted his mother. The question becomes, did Buckley do this for political reasons, or was it an internal reevaluation spurred on by his Mother’s conferring with the Holy Ghost. Whatever the reasons, his writings after 1965 do take bigots, anti-Semites and others to task.


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    • #333917
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      The Republican Party is loaded with scum. Those Democrats that would have their party emulate the Republicans, those like Bill and Hillary Clinton, well, they are scum too. Racist scum.

      I would like to remind you that U.S. health insurance companies do not contribute anything to health care. They are only a PARASITIC middle man receiving an undeserved cut of "FREE MONEY".

      Me

    • #333919
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      Equally important: WF Buckley jr = inherited oil money, Skull & Bones, CIA (2 years, boss E Howard Hunt), conservative Catholicism, McCarthyite

      In 1908, Buckley (Sr, born TX) moved to Mexico and established himself as a lawyer. Together with his brother Claude, he founded the firm of Buckley & Buckley to represent major American and European oil companies operating in Mexico. In 1912, he opened an office with his other brother Edmund in Tampico. In 1913 Buckley founded and became President of the Pantepec Oil Company based in Tampico. In 1914 during tensions with the United States (US), President Huerta appointed Buckley counsel for a convention organized by Argentina, Brazil, and Colombia. The nations, known as the ABC Powers, were working to mediate relations between Mexico and the US because of their implications for Latin America. Buckley turned his legal practice over to his brothers to speculate in real estate and leasing of oil lands…

      He then founded the American Association of Mexico (AAM), a lobby group working to amend Article 27 of the 1917 Mexican Constitution to remove recent restrictions on individual American ownership of land and oil rights. In 1921, the Mexican government expelled Buckley because of his AAM activity… In 1924, Mexican President Plutarco Elías Calles invited Buckley to return to Mexico, but instead he transferred his Pantepec Oil Company to Venezuela.

      After he transferred his company to Venezuela, Buckley fully committed himself to oil exploration, where he was one of the first to use the “farm-out” system. That entailed Buckley’s making agreements with some of the largest oil companies by which they would share profits on oil found on the land in return for sharing development costs. His first major deal was made with Standard Oil during the 1930s, when a large oilfield was discovered on Pantepec’s Venezuelan lands. During his career, Buckley was primarily interested in unexplored territory. In 1946 he began developing his holdings into separate companies. His operations became international with holdings in Canada, Florida, Ecuador, Australia, the Philippines, Israel and Guatemala…

      https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/William_Frank_Buckley_Sr.

       

      More scuttlebutt on WF Senior & family:

      https://scripophily.net/pacoofveinde.html

       

      –George de Mohrenschildt (intelligence connections/Kennedy assassination connections) worked for Pantepec Oil after WW2.

       

      –These articles says Buckley purged conservatism of anti-Semitism thus more or less making it safe for Jews, thus neo-conservatism.

      https://www.jpost.com/Opinion/Columnists/In-the-Diaspora-William-F-Buckley-and-the-Jews

      https://blogs.timesofisrael.com/buckley-on-israel/

      But really, it wasn’t just Buckley’s “great effort”, as Samuel Freedman called it, to purge American Conservatism of hatred towards Jews, but also the formation of a brand of conservatism that was first modern and second far more moderated and practical in framework. This in itself, was essential to letting Jews be part of the new politics of America. Interestingly, it was also around this period, specifically during the 60’s and 70’s, that Jews were being classified as “white”. Although there are a great deal of complications that come with this label, it is still important because it signifies a transition from a lower status, to a theoretically equal one.

       

      So many connections to intelligence; I just pick one of WF Srs corps & search & they turn up.

      ​Crichton was also involved with several other oilmen who negotiated drilling rights in Cuba under President Fulgencio Batista. Standard Oil of Indiana signed an agreement with the Cuban-Venezuelan Oil Voting Trust Company (CVOVTC), a unit originally established by William F. Buckley, Sr., for access to fifteen acres. During the mid-1950s, CVOVTC was one of the four or five most traded entities on the American Stock Exchange…The rise to power of Fidel Castro ruined CVOVTC, which had invested $30 million looking for oil in Cuba. The company was de-listed in December 1960 from the American Stock Exchange….In November 1963, Crichton was involved in the arrangements of the fatal visit of U.S. President John F. Kennedy to Dallas…

      https://www.conservapedia.com/Jack_Crichton

    • #333934
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      @mrdmk and @coldmountaintrail for that info. I thought Buckley had an anti-racist line in the 70s. He always wrote well, using solid, irrefutable logic IF you granted him his assumptions, which were sometimes unstated.

      I didn’t know about his dad, oil, and imperialism. That’s very good to know.

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    • #333956
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      That would be the same South Carolina that started the Civil War.

    • #333963
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      RepubliCON never Trumpers and Democratic never Bernie are the only ones enthusiastic over dementia Joe Biden.

      I really would love to see Psychopath, senile Trump and Dementia Joe have a debate. It would be Soooo funny.

    • #333989
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      @fasttense Biden’s agreed to three debates with Trump.

      It is better to vote for what you want and not get it than to vote for what you don't want and get it.--Eugene Debs

      Show me a man that gets rich by being a politician, and I'll show you a crook.--Harry Truman

    • #333996
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      Let’s call the whole thing off.

      What it will be is a sad avoidance of any of the problems of working Americans.

    • #334010
      mrdmk
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      Biden is going to stand there and say, “I am not Trump!”

      Maybe funny at first, it will get old quickly.


      @fasttense

      If you cannot dazzle them with brilliance, baffle them with bullshit WC Fields

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