Ron Unz Appears on Stark Truth Radio

Our powerful host Ron Unz joins a growing roster of UR bloggers and columnists to be interviewed by Robert Stark.

Some of the topics they discussed:

Recap of Ron’s Top Issues in past California U.S. Senate Race
The Unz Review as a big tent of important, interesting, and controversial opinions from both the left and right
The abysmal handling of the public health crisis
The looting of the treasury by politically connected corporations under the CARES ACT bailout and loan guarantees
How America could lose it’s status as the World’s Reserve currency, which would expose how poor Americans have become
The irrationality of our nation’s leaders provoking a conflict with Russia and China
The end of meritocracy and Culture of Corruption in the US
The iconoclastic cultural revolution as a product of our elite universities
The debt crisis and siphoning off of wealth from our economy
The contrast of America’s inefficiency with China’s handling of the pandemic and infrastructure projects
Woke Capital
Why California has avoided the worst of the civil unrest impacting much of the nation
Tech Censorship: how The Unz Review was banned from Facebook and de-ranked from Google
Ron’s thoughts on the motives for tech censorship

You can listen to the full podcast here: https://www.starktruthradio.com/?p=10250

I haven’t listened to it yet, will try to do so shortly, but feel free to drop any observations you feel to be particularly noteworthy.

Comments

  1. Please keep off topic posts to the current Open Thread.

    If you are new to my work, start here.

  2. Our powerful host Ron Unz

    Powerful? How?

    Unless you mean his superpower. To display this, television would have been better than radio, because then people could see that he can temporarily expand his cranial chassis to accommodate the hardware for on-demand 214-IQ capabilities. Similar to the Incredible Hulk, we can call this ‘The Incredible RUnz’. Few have such a profound superpower.

    Before :
    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/a06ec1776fe47bd8bb0b610f83748ddcbd9799cb3df4f2a9e0a5aa8a9a7cdc72.jpg

    After :
    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/d6b5cfe0fc6d104c6636614d97e075b7e6375ec65a7aaddb969316e6c815465e.jpg?w=800&h=529

  3. Ron Unz is indeed a talented man, the only impresario I know of that can put together such an informative blog site including so many gifted writers – and to think that he may have actually missed his real calling in life:

    https://cdn.mos.cms.futurecdn.net/EM52F8gFoo6fDvzzfXDZYP-970-80.jpg

    🙂

  4. Somebody needs to do a little work at Wikipedia for Ron Unz. I’d do it, but I’m 82 and slipping a bit. Meanwhile, here’s what I put up for him at my Stanford University website.
    http://sepwww.stanford.edu/sep/jon/unz.pdf

  5. Chrisnonymous says

    Why does Unz keep the link to Facebook on the sidebar?

  6. Thulean Friend says

    How America could lose it’s status as the World’s Reserve currency.

    Final proof that even very smart people should once and for all understand the concept of ‘domain expertise’. Unimaginably stupid idea to buy into by Ron. I expect less from midwits but for him, it’s kind of sad. Time to revise that Wikipedia article on his IQ.

  7. Blinky Bill says
  8. Blinky Bill says

    Many legitimate points that were left unaddressed.

    https://www.unz.com/anepigone/the-terminal-dollar/#comment-4051498

  9. and to think that he may have actually missed his real calling in life:

    Your comment, with that image, is even funnier than mine. Imagine RUnzie baby fully in his element, as depicted by your image.

    My reaction can only be summarized as :

    https://youtu.be/MD53hwAN5DY

  10. Few people realize that Ron had run away as a child to join a circus before he became a famous writer.

    https://thedoors.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/09/cover_175074112016_r.jpg

  11. I’ve started to gather some information about his early life in order to write his biography, and have found out that in addition to his incredible left brained abilities his right brained activities had propelled him into local prominence as a gifted singer in the local LA garage band scene. He was actually approached by the remaining members of the famous “Doors” psychedelic rock band and asked if he would take the place of the lead singer, Jim Morrison, after his untimely early death. It’s said that he actually declined the offer, in reverence to the greatness of Mr. Morrison. What a guy, we’ll never know how it might have played out, another unfulfilled California dream. 🙂

  12. Thanks for the link! Very reasonable observations and I always learn a few factoids about American history. I have to read more of Ron Unz’s stuff after that exchange on the last thread. Good think I had a premonition that leaving the US would be a good idea about ten years ago, when I could do it as I wasn’t tied down too much. I think the last few minutes of that interview put a good summary on why that was a good idea in retrospect.

  13. Few people realize that Ron had run away as a child to join a circus before he became a famous writer.

    Yes. That is the advantage of being raised by a single parent – there is only one parent to evade when ducking out to go practice with the nearby troupe on Sunset Blvd.

    Even better, he got direct mentorship from the Iron Sheikh, Khosrow Vaziri himself, as per the photo.

    https://youtu.be/Gw9OzCfl5Zw

    I’ve started to gather some information about his early life in order to write his biography,

    When you get to the more recent sections of his life, don’t forget to include the deep examination of why he is so enamored with the Hispanics of East Palo Alto :

    https://www.unz.com/anepigone/loony-libs-callous-cons/#comment-3804736

    Your sense of humor stands out on this humorless website. We must do this again in the future.

  14. I don’t really know much about Ron Unz or his life, and have just been having a little bit of fun with you at his gracious expense. If he truly feels that Hispanics (Mexicans) have gotten a bad rap, I can from my own experiences concur with him. I’ve lived in Phoenix, AZ for over 20 years now, in a neighborhood that definitely has a large Mexican representation (30% – 40%) that has grown from about 20%, and has maintained its cleanliness and safety features. Prices for homes have steadily risen too. There’s even an affluent neighborhood about 3 blocks away that has some million dollar homes. These people are bye and large hard working and are devoted to their families, keep up their yard and homes – I have absolutely no problem living amongst them. I look forward to trips to the local large Mexican grocery store to buy some of the local foods and goodies (at great prices).

    I find some of his ideas hard to swallow, and recently challenged him to explain why he thinks that US censorship is worse than what one finds within China – he never replied back.

    But in general, I stand by my original statement about him and this blog:

    Ron Unz is indeed a talented man, the only impresario I know of that can put together such an informative blog site including so many gifted writers

    As far as I’m concerned, one of the biggest mistakes that Ron ever made was to allow Gustavo Arellano to slip through his fingers and disappear.

    Hey Ron, if you’re still out there, why don’t you make Gustavo a proposition that he can’t refuse and bring him back – he’s every bit as an informative writer as Linn Dinn, and certainly more funny and entertaining. Your readers need to hear the “Mexican Reaction” too. Thank you!

  15. I don’t really know much about Ron Unz or his life, and have just been having a little bit of fun with you at his gracious expense.

    Understood. But that is the beauty of kayfabe. The fine line between reality and fictionalized exaggeration is very fine, and there is no consensus on where it resides.

    I mean, I actually did live in Palo Alto for a long time, and know some of Ron’s neighbors (who he does not actually speak to). There is some truth to what I said in the other link, even if precise details may have some uncertainty to them.