Ilana Mercer, October 24, 2014

  • “The antiquated electrical grid fails. Russia. Birds fall out of the sky. Russia. Americans loathe each other. Russia. Democracy is a farce and a failure. Russia. Deplorables won an election. Russia. Deplorables elected a president: a Russian. A young and flighty Russian girl, Maria Butina, arrives in the country full of faith in the American system. She flirts with US law makers, slips between the sheets with some. ‘A spy,’ we shriek! Jail her! Break the wanton waif!’ And, we did. I believe that this dangerous, endless, and mostly baseless, barrage of bullying and berating finally helped push Putin over the edge”—ILANA Mercer, “Uncle Sam Still King Of All Invaders: Ukraine, Realpolitik And The West’s Failure,” March 3, 2022.
  • “Why wage a war in furtherance of interests not our own? ask paleoconservative patriots like Messrs. Pat Buchanan and Tucker Carlson. The question, alas, is a non-sequitur, as it is incorrectly premised on the false notion that the United States government and Department of State conduct foreign policy in the interest of the American people. The assumption of congruity between US foreign policy and the interests of the American people is utterly false. No such congruity exists.”—ILANA MERCER,Neocons, Neolibs And NATO Inch Us Closer To Nuclear War With Russia,” January 29, 2022.
  • “US State craft is driven, first, by the arrogance of power and delusions of ideological superiority, as well as by self-serving elite concerns.”—ILANA MERCER,Neocons, Neolibs And NATO Inch Us Closer To Nuclear War With Russia,” January 29, 2022.
  • “With central and eastern Europe being swallowed up progressively by NATO, Russia finds itself between Scylla and Charybdis—allow a buildup on its border, or act, for it has legitimate security concerns. On its border, Russia will soon have to endure the provocation of the NATO club, carrying out military maneuvers.”—ILANA MERCER,Neocons, Neolibs And NATO Inch Us Closer To Nuclear War With Russia,” January 29, 2022.
  • “In the Afro-American society, particularism and tribalism are forcibly replaced with state-approved national identities. So, the ANC is indisputable king in the dominant-party state that is South Africa—just as the Democratic Party will soon command and control the burgeoning dominant-party state that the USA is fast becoming.”—ILANA MERCER,South Africa Shames U.S. Democrats By Uniting Against Criminality,” July 16, 2021
  • South Africa is an Afro-American multicultural society, united by an affinity for MacDonald’s and mobile phones and a strict enforcement of progressive ‘thinking,’ attendant speech codes and cancel culture. South Africa has been made over in the image of America, and the outcomes are not good.”—ILANA MERCER,South Africa Shames U.S. Democrats By Uniting Against Criminality,” July 16, 2021
  • “Neoconservatives like David French and the attendant ideology they promote—foreign-policy bellicosity, endless immigration, mindless consumerism, racial shaming and ‘cancelling’ of deviationists, conformity to an American identity that’s been melted away in vats of multiculturalism—these are in our country’s bone marrow, by now.”—ILANA MERCER, “Incompetent, Imperial Neocons And The Permanent State (Part 1),” February 13, 2020, WND & Unz Review.
  • John McCain is wedded to the idea that his own home (America) is nothing more than an idea, and never a community of flesh-and-blood people with a shared, treasured patrimony.”—ILANA MERCER, “Finally, A War John McCain Doesn’t Love,”, October 27, 2017.
  • “Our soldiers have been propagandized to conflate fighting for American freedom with fights in Niger, Burkina Faso and Mali.”—ILANA MERCER, “Finally, A War John McCain Doesn’t Love,”, October 27, 2017.
  • “No war makes Johnny McCain a sad boy.”—ILANA MERCER, “Finally, A War John McCain Doesn’t Love,” Mises Wire, October 26, 2017.
  • “Talking like a conservative doesn’t mean a politician will act like a conservative. Republican presidents who’ve talked and acted conservatively are as elusive as Big Foot. There hasn’t been a sighting in maybe a century. A purist would cite Democrat Grover Cleveland as America’s last conservative president. He preached and practiced the maxim that ‘the people must support the government, but the government must not support the people.'”—ILANA (March 18, 2016)
  • “When it comes to philosophical convictions, most conservatives more closely resemble their beltway liberal friends than Republican Party voters. From the country’s dismal finances and propagandized population, a sizable segment has concluded that conservative power-brokers and liberal power-brokers are indistinguishable.”—ILANA (March 18, 2016)
  • “In the classical conservative and libertarian traditions values are private things. They must be left to individuals and to civil society to practice and police. Party and state operatives have police powers with which to back their ‘values.’ Therefore, never-ever are they to preach or police The People’s values.”—ILANA (March 4, 2016)
  • “Russell Kirk was a real, old-school conservative. ‘Values,’ said Kirk, ‘are private and frail.’  Values enforced become dogma.”—ILANA (March 4, 2016)
  • “The politicians—Marco Rubio, Paul Ryan—offer up platitudes; political niceties to excite the asses in the anchor’s chair. They propose nothing to stop the slaughter, stateside, by Muslim. Instead, they demand a leap of faith—that you believe dropping ‘daisy cutters’ on Muslims in the Middle East (only on the bad ones, naturally) will reduce the danger to Americans at home.”—ILANA (December 4, 2015)
  • “Neoconservatives are still in the business of creating their own parallel reality and forcing ordinary Americans, Europeans and Middle-Easterners to inhabit the ruins.”—ILANA (September 25, 2015)
  • “If America busies itself not with elective wars, but with commerce, the shift in power and prestige will be away from politicians who prosecute wars, and back to The People who produce prosperity.”—ILANA (September 25, 2015)
  • “‘Is America a good country? Are we a bad country?’: Neoconservative Dinesh D’Souza collapses the distinction between ‘America’ and the U.S. government. This is a mistake. The state is not the same as America. Opposing the policies of the American state is not synonymous with opposing ‘America.’ It is possible to disavow every single action taken by the U.S. government and still love the ‘little platoons’ of America, as Edmund Burke described a man’s social mainstay—his family, friends, coreligionists, coworkers. By logical extension, it is dishonest to malign those who assign the ‘bad’ category to the state, on the ground that they hate ‘America.'”—ILANA (September 19, 2014)
  • “Fighters for the family and the farm are never ‘rebels.’ Or so Senators John McCain, Joseph Lieberman and Lindsey Graham would impatiently insists. Wresting dominion over the distributive state: Now that’s the defining battle of an ‘authentic’ freedom fighter. Political illiteracy being a precondition for political office, these ‘three blind mice,’ naturally, don’t know Shia from Shinola. Grasping Syria’s ethnic and religious mix is clearly beyond the ken of one John McCain.”—ILANA (August 3, 2012)
  • It’s okay to kill ’em, but it’s not okay to pee on them once they’re dead. This sums up the piss-poor discussion over the LiveLeak clips of ‘four United States Marines urinating on three dead Taliban fighters.’ The force of the to-pee-or-not-to-pee position is just up Beavis and Butthead’s philosophical alley.”—ILANA (January 20, 2012)
  • On the neoconservative’s “propositional nation”: “No longer will communities comprise individuals bound by a shared language, literature, culture, faith, history, habits and heroes. Rather, what we’re being fashioned into is a disparate people, forced together by an abstract, highly manipulable, coercive, state-sanctioned ideology.”—ILANA (December 28, 2007)
  • “For exhorting that ‘we should invade their countries, kill their leaders and convert them to Christianity,’ Ann Coulter was even banished from National Review. This was a puzzling purge, considering neoconservatives promptly adopted her recommendations (save the peaceful one), invaded Muslim countries and killed their leaders.—ILANA (October 26, 2007)
  • “Neocon nirvana is a U.S.-supervised world, where Afghani and Israeli alike are fashioned into global democrats, citizens of the world.”—ILANA (April 24, 2002)
  • “In the process of pursuing some sort of neoconservative ‘Manifest Destiny,’ President Bush has junked the American Constitution—it gave him no authority to ‘promote’ global freedom, democracy or nation-building with blood and treasure not his own.”—ILANA (September 11, 2003)
  • Inviting an invasion by foreigners and instigating one against them are two sides of the same neoconservative coin.”—ILANA (January 16, 2004, also mentioned here by Larry Auster, as an idea “an idea first articulated by Ilana Mercer and then turned into a neat slogan by Steve Sailer.”)
  • “Neoconservatives are committed cultural and religious relativists who firmly believe a good democratic heart throbs in every thorax.”—ILANA (February 23, 2005)
  • “Loving Islam and leveling Islamic countries—these are two sides of the same neoconservative coin.”—ILANA (November 4, 2005)