One more post about The Ashkenazi Revolution

My initial intention was not to actually make money off the translation; only to offset the expenses I incurred in the process.  The point of this blog is not to be a business for me, or any other type of money-making scheme.   My real goal, in translating The Ashkenazi Revolution, was to make available, to the wider public, what seemed to be an interesting book.  In hindsight, I also wish to give a more powerful voice to a man I now admire – though I don’t always agree with him.  It is my honor to be the vehicle for his voice.
Therefore, I intend to make the translation available for download to all who want it.  As for those who have already sent me money, I hope this step will not cause y’all to regret having sent me that money.  The donations I have received thus far have paid for the expense in purchasing the book and a little bit more – so your contributions are greatly appreciated.  I always knew that, at some point, I would make the translation available for free – but it was not my intention to do so this quickly.  So please don’t feel as if I tricked a few of you into paying for something that was going to be free soon anyway.  That was not my intention at all; if anybody has hard feelings about it, let me know and I’ll refund the money.
Of course, I would hope that those who download it, and appreciate it, will still (voluntarily) make a donation.  After all, several months of my life went into this project.
Hopefully, I’ll be able to figure out how to put up a download link within the next few days – when I’ve got some time.  I also hope that the increased availability of this work will generate discussion about the ideas contained therein.
Here’s the PDF:
The Ashkenazi Revolution

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16 Responses to One more post about The Ashkenazi Revolution

  1. latte island says:

    You’re right to make it available for free after recovering your expenses. Most people don’t even know what this is, so why should they buy it? Now people can understand an important chapter in Jewish history that was suppressed by PC authorities.
    I remember reading that Katzenelson was a minor Revisionist figure (Jabotinsky being the most famous Revisionist). This is Jewish history, whether the Israeli government likes it or not, so it needs to be seen by as many people as possible.

  2. Septen says:

    There are good sites that you can use at least for temporary respite until you find another more stable solution.
    One such is rapidshare, another is megaupload.
    These will work since the file will be small, and you can probably start with megaupload and keep it there for a month or two.
    It would be nice for us who are interested in reading the book for historical purposes.

  3. Zimriel says:

    There’s also Google docs.

  4. a random user name says:

    That’s very charitable of you to make it public like that. However, I still want to give you some money for doing the work. If you can think of an address I can mail it to, let me know either here or via email.
    Also, I would encourage you to try and earn some money by doing this sort of stuff if you can. Maybe some day you can do what you do full time instead of as a hobby, which will be better for all concerned. So maybe hold off on making it freely available? Just a thought. I know that at least I won’t begrudge you for doing so.

  5. IHTG says:

    From what can I see, the premise of this book turned out to be entirely wrong. Katzenelson believed that the Sephardo-Mizrahi Jews would seek to overthrow the Ashkenazi establishment. That they would become an implacable enemy.
    What happened instead is that the Mizrahi Jews elected a friendly Ashkenazi elite to rule over them, in the form of the traditional Polish-Ashkenazi-descended aristocracy of the Etzel/Herut/Likud parties. Those who weren’t satisfied with this arrangement turned inwards, towards the Torah, with Shas – a party that terrifies liberal-left Ashkenazi Jews, but with its subservience towards Ashkenazi Haredim, has no real interest in a “race war”.
    We can only wonder what Katzenelson thought of these developments.

    • IHTG says:

      Katzenelson believed that the Ashkenazi-Mizrahi relationship would take the form of an inter-ethnic conflict.
      Instead, what happened is that the “conflict”, such as it is, increasingly took the form of a class struggle. A predominately Ashkenazi upper class, and a predominately Mizrahi lower class.
      The crucial difference is that members of the lower classes can, and historically have shown great loyalty, or at least acceptance, to the hegemony of the upper classes. Class conflict is a far more tractable problem than ethnic conflict.

      • jewamongyou says:

        Yes. In hindsight, his fears were shown to be unfounded and they appear silly. He was wrong about other things as well. Nevertheless, there is much to learn from his work and interesting questions are raised.

  6. Ryan says:

    I’ve skimmed through some parts of it so far, but i just wanted to thank you for putting some time and effort to put this together for your followers!

  7. a random user name says:

    I’m reading your translation. This is an extremely interesting work, I thank you for doing the work of translating and also for being the channel through which I discovered it.
    The time vs space concept of Jewishness is something I have long observed though perhaps not in those terms. In D&D terms, Jews are wizards and Europeans are warriors. The European (average) approach is low overhead, trade off the long term for the short term gain and plateau for the rest of your life. The Jewish approach is to invest, invest, invest, and eventually reap what you have sown so that you may have much more power than you otherwise would. (To some extent the Jewish approach is an intelligent approach in general.)
    I have long applied what Katzenelson might have termed a “Jewish approach” to my thinking about WN. I always ask “What will be good for us in the long term?” i.e. as t -> infinity. I see that you also think like this, with your interview talking about “moderate long term” and “long, long term”. Perhaps a way to conceptualize this is “What is going to help us retain our identity and ability to defend ourselves as far into the future as it is possible to plan? (i.e. as t -> infinity)”
    Phrased this way, this encompasses both time and also space as it pertains to the ability to defend oneself. However, White people are being pushed into diaspora as we speak. A more time oriented approach would suit us as well.
    It is kind of liberating to think in terms of emigrating to where life is favorable for your kind. Though at the same time, flight is often not the best option. If you keep running, you eventually may have to take a stand and where you finally end up may not have as good a defensive setting as the first place you leave.

  8. El Judio Africano says:

    I have downloaded your book and will read it. I read everything. You can learn from your worst enemy.
    Shabbat Shalom.
    Do Svidanya
    Black Is Beautiful

  9. El Judio Africano says:

    I did not finish it, But, you use Ismael instead of Ishmael. You must be Sephardic and used to ‘Arabiyya and their spelling Isma’il.

  10. Biochem guy says:

    Very generous and admirable.

  11. Luke Lea says:

    An interesting read I must admit. The Ashkenazis really are a distinct group, especially now that Sephardic Jewry has practically disappeared.

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