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Ilana Mercer
Ilana Mercer
Author, The Trump Revolution
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      Ilana Mercer

      Ilana Mercer is a paleolibertarian writer and thinker based in the US. My weekly column was begun in Canada in 1999. I am the author of “The Trump Revolution: The Donald’s Creative Destruction Deconstructed” (June 2016) and “Into The Cannibal’s Pot: Lessons for America From Post-Apartheid South Africa” (2011).

      Her weekly column appears in The Unz Review, Constitution.com, TownHall.com, the British Libertarian Alliance, among others. She also contributes to David Horowitz’s FrontPage Magazine. For years, the “Paleolibertarian Column” featured on in Junge Freiheit, a German weekly of excellence. For 15 years—until March of 2016—she penned WND’s exclusive “Return to Reason” column. Formerly syndicated by Creators Syndicate, she is a fellow at the Jerusalem Institute for Market Studies (an award-winning, independent, non-profit, free-market economic policy think tank).

What Ivanka Wants, Ivanka Gets

10:59 AM 04/13/2017

"Donald Trump must get those kids out of the White House," a blunt South African observer of our politics barked at me, weeks back. "You're looking more and more like us." She was alluding to the nepotism on display in the Trump White House.

Life With Islam And Its Enablers

3:14 PM 04/05/2017

As I write, the Russians are hunting down the perpetrator of an attack on the St. Petersburg subway, in which 11 people were killed and some 45 injured. It took Russian authorities no time at all before an image of a possible culprit was circulated.

Jihad’s Triumph On Westminster Bridge

11:06 AM 03/30/2017

The attacks keep coming. Murder or maiming by Muslims living among us is an almost daily occurrence in the West. The latest was knifeman Khalid Masood, who plowed a car into pedestrians on Westminster Bridge, London, and then proceeded to slash at them with a 12-inch blade. Immoral media counted five dead, with the killer.

Africa: Before And After Colonialism

10:30 PM 03/26/2017

From their plush apartments, over groaning dinner tables, pseudo-intellectuals have the luxury of depicting squalor and sickness as idyllic, primordially peaceful and harmonious. After all, when the affluent relinquish their earthly possessions to return to the simple life, it is always with aid of sophisticated technology and the option to be air-lifted to a hospital if the need arises. Is there any wonder, then, that “the stereotype of colonial history” has been perpetuated by the relatively well-to-do intellectual elite? Theories of exploitation, Marxism for one, originated with Western intellectuals, not with African peasants. It is this clique alone that could afford to pile myth upon myth about a system that had benefited ordinary people.

What Rep. Steve King’s “Racist” Statements Teach

2:10 PM 03/20/2017

Rep. Steve King walked back his remarks with ease. King had told Iowa radio host Jan Mickelson that "we can't restore our civilization with somebody else's babies." The Republican congressman quickly reframed the comments. It was not race he was alluding to, but "our stock, our country, our culture, our civilization." Those sound like proxies for race.

Are Liberals Turned-On By Turning The Other (Gluteus Maximus) Cheek?

4:14 PM 02/06/2017

A Norwegian male was raped by a Somali asylum seeker. The last term—Somali asylum seeker—is something of a contradiction like the first (Norwegian man). The asylum-seeker honorific is given to practically anyone from the Dark Continent or the Middle-East who washes up on Continental Europe’s shores.

Beware The Values Cudgel

11:42 AM 02/03/2017

To manipulate Americans, politicians Before Trump have used the values cudgel. With respect to immigration, the idea is to impress upon gullible Americans that the world has a global Right of Return to the U.S. Fail to accept egalitarian immigration for all into America; and you are flouting the very essence of Americanism. (Or, to use liberal argumentation, you’re Hitler.)

President Trump Vs. The Democrat Dunce-Cap Lobby

9:35 AM 02/02/2017

Donald Trump is the gift that keeps giving. The week is still in its infancy, but the president has already made Chucky Schumer cry, fired Acting Attorney General Sally Yates within hours of her acting up, and caused the Forgotten Man to go even harder for their president. This Trump accomplished by inadvertently exposing the Democrats as firmly in the camp of Hollywood harridans, tech execs, the immigration lawyers lobby, the global refugee industry; and in the grip of the international human rights octopus.

Make Jerusalem Safe Again

11:43 PM 01/25/2017

Relocating the American Embassy to Jerusalem, as President Donald Trump has pledged to do, is more than symbolic. It’s what Christians should be praying for if they value celebrating future Easter Holy Weeks, in the Church of the Holy Sepulcher, located in Jerusalem’s Old City. With such a forceful gesture, the Trump Administration will be affirming, for once and for all, the undivided Jerusalem as the capital of the Jewish State.

Faking History To Make The Black Kids Feel Good

5:19 PM 01/16/2017

A known quantity in the faking department is Rev. Al Sharpton. In a video that gets considerable play on TV, Sharpton informs a rapt audience that “white folks” were cave dwellers when blacks were building empires and pyramids; teaching philosophy, astrology and mathematics. “Socrates and them Greek homos” were mere copycats, aping black civilization.

Making America’s Kids Great Again

5:08 PM 01/05/2017

IN LINE with the prevailing anti-intellectual childishness, public writing has turned into public advocacy. Conjure and cultivate a malady—this generally involves framing bad behavior as an organic disease. Share it with the world. And—abracadabra!—you're a hero and an activist.

Bye-Bye Barack: Loser Lashes Out Over Legacy

3:51 PM 01/03/2017

You’re witnessing a fantastic fit of pique from Barack Hussein Obama. This American president is watching a legacy of statism, Islamism, globalism, elitism, post-Americanism, post-Christianity slip away, and he’s fighting tooth-and-nail for the ideological sludge in which he has mired America.

A Christmas Snuff Story

4:49 PM 12/24/2016

"We’re going to be saying merry Christmas a lot more. And we’re going to have fewer criminal aliens to contend with,” promised President-elect Donald Trump on separate occasions.