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    Well, most of the world's music these days is largely rooted in European music. So one question is what non-European contributions are there? Compared to African rhythms, Native American music, with its plodding rhythms, is pretty dull. So, in Hispanic/Lusitanic America, mulatto music (e.g., Cuba and Brazil) tends to be better than mestizo music (e.g.,...
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    Apparently old rockers are popular in Japan, where the idea is that they've practiced their craft for decades and are thus really good at playing their particular variety of music.

    The Japs love some rockabilly:

  • The NYT's 1619 project to "reframe the country’s history, understanding 1619 as our true founding, and placing the consequences of slavery and the contributions of black Americans at the very center of the story we tell ourselves about who we are," which sounds like a parody I wrote but is actually real, is off to...
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    Is anyone outside of the US even interested in NBL games or players?
     
    No.

    Filipinos are interested in basketball

  • This week, after 2.5 years in office, the Trump Administration finally got its ducks in a row enough to issue an update to the 1999 temporary guidelines on how to enforce the 1996 law directing the executive branch to work hard to keep out legal immigrants who are likely wind up as a "public charge."...
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    Six months, iSteve? Really? Since our republic's been a historical footnote since before our births, how about an executive order one hour after Trump's swearing-in? His campaign speeches implied he'd already "studied" the issue sufficiently. The executive branch has been a combination figurehead and dictatorship for a long time. Just issue an edict, which would just happen to comport with a president's oath of office to protect the country from invasion. For all of The Donald's bluster, he's a swamp bro.

    For all of The Donald’s bluster, he’s a swamp bro.

    You understand that we’re never going to have anyone better, right?

    • Agree: Jim Don Bob, jim jones
    • Replies: @Peter Akuleyev
    No, Trump is turning out to be a long term disaster.

    1. He is energizing the left and pushing the left towards more radical positions.

    2. He undermines the cause of restrictionists by being himself incredibly corrupt, physically repellent and incompetent, and thereby cementing the image that restrictionists are poorly educated boors.

    3. He is trying to survive politically by pitting whites against whites (rural vs urban essentially) which long term does not bode well for any kind of white renaissance.

    4. Trump has failed to articulate any principles for restricting immigration other than keeping bad people out. Political messages based on fear and negativity are difficult to sustain. Immigration restriction should be more focused on improving wages and environmental conditions for American citizens. America should be managed for the benefit of the people whose ancestors helped build this country and whose children will inherit it. I don‘t hear that language from Trump, and it is not surprising since he prefers to import his wives from foreign countries.

    Honestly Rubio or Cruz would have been better. And they would have had to deliver on their promises to keep the restrictionists on side.
    , @TomSchmidt
    Trump did show how to win. Another candidate could take up his ideas and methods, while actually being effective.
  • @Anonymous
    Fried Chicken as a fast food snack was pretty much unknown in the UK prior to the early 1970s when Kentucky Fried Chicken started off by opening small, franchised, outlets at a few select locations. Believe it or not, in those days it was a rare luxury and treat.

    The traditional British fast food was, of course, 'fish and chips' - sold by owner occupied stores, which has largely disappeared.

    In the past two or three decades there has been a vast vast expansion of KFC style clone establishments exclusively run and owned by subcon immigrants. Their clientele are mostly blacks, other subcons and the lowest of low class whites - the pitbull and sportswear brigade.

    Everything I know about Britain, I learned from reading “Viz”.

    • LOL: jim jones
  • As I pointed out in Taki's Magazine recently, San Francisco is like the Puerto Rico of billionaire cities when it comes to abysmal public school test scores. But don't worry, the San Francisco school board has a plan to make its students even more ignorant. From the San Francisco Examiner: Keep in mind that history...
  • Will Israel’s treatment of the indignenous Palestinian people be taught? And China’s treatment of the Uyghur people? And the slaughter by African tribes of each other? And on and on? Or can we expect instead the usual liberal hypocrisy in which certain matters are avoided?

    • Replies: @Jack D
    Didn't you read what it says above? Palestinians are indeed one of the subject ethnicities they want to teach. The Left is way ahead of right when it comes to anti-Semitism.

    Calling Arabs "indigenous" to Israel is like calling Spanish conquistadors "indigenous" to Mexico.
    , @Art Deco
    Will Israel’s treatment of the indignenous Palestinian people be taught?

    Other than the citizen population of the Gulf Emirates (which is something of a rentier community whose actual human capital is unimpressive), the Arabs in Israel are the region's most affluent. Among Arab populations not clipping coupons from natural resource bonanzas, the most affluent is that of Tunisia, whose real income levels are 1/2 those of Israel's Arabs. Israel's Arabs have also been free of civil insurrection for 70 years (which the Arabs of Lebanon, Syria, Iraq, Yemen, the Sudan, and Algeria have not been). And also free of the Grand Guignol as state policy (which those living in Iraq, Syria, and the Sudan have not been). And also free of the pervasive police state (which those living in Saudi Arabia, Iraq, Syria, and Libya have not been). So, yeah, let's put that in the curriculum of your local school, and stuff it down your kid's throat.
    , @Reg Cæsar

    Will Israel’s treatment of the indignenous Palestinian people be taught?
     
    You mean the Samaritans? The Maronites? Or the ones who sold out to the invaders from the east?
  • @Anonymous
    The UK water supplies are saturated with birth control pills, estrogen mimickers from plastics, hexa/hydro fluorosilicic acid plus other chemicals and hormones.

    Taking daily hot showers is an excellent method of delivering the toxic payload that is present in the water. Human skin will absorb this stuff like crazy. Also steam is inhaled and very efficient absorption occurs through the lungs.

    The payload alters human biology. It feminizes and tranquilizes the population. The elites see it as basic animal husbandry.

    I realize readers of the article will ask "How much more will the Brits take?" The answer could be a lot more.

    The UK water supplies are saturated with birth control pills, estrogen mimickers from plastics, hexa/hydro fluorosilicic acid plus other chemicals and hormones.

    Taking daily hot showers is an excellent method of delivering the toxic payload that is present in the water. Human skin will absorb this stuff like crazy. Also steam is inhaled and very efficient absorption occurs through the lungs.

    The payload alters human biology. It feminizes and tranquilizes the population. The elites see it as basic animal husbandry.

    I realize readers of the article will ask “How much more will the Brits take?” The answer could be a lot more.

    It is difficult to tell who has the nuttiest readers, UR or Reddit

    • Replies: @bomag
    Hey, I'm open to anything, as long as it's true.

    We fuss a lot about environmental lead levels; there's plenty of other concerns along this line.
    , @HA
    "It is difficult to tell who has the nuttiest readers, UR or Reddit"

    After that anti-vaxx tirade I read here a few days ago, I agree it's getting harder and harder to tell. But then, I'm just Hasbara. Or else a soulless anti-Semite.
    , @Mr. Anon
    Are you so certain that this a nutty idea?

    https://www.health.harvard.edu/newsletter_article/drugs-in-the-water

    I don't know that drugs and other chemicals in our drinking water are actually having some real effect on human behavior.

    I also don't know that they are not. I reckon you don't actually know either.

    It sounds like something it would be prudent to at least consider.
    , @anonymous
    Don't insult Unz review. We are the nuttiest by far!
  • America again wins the annual International Math Olympiad! The contest pits the brightest high-school students of countries against each other in six-member teams. The American victories continue the mastery by the European cultures that invented most of modern math. This supports the claim (I hope I do not sound racist) that European superiority is genetic....
  • I have a lot of experience tutoring math and english. There is a very real and calculated conspiracy going on to teach young students as little as possible. It is inexcusable to send a teenager through 5 years of high school without ever once teaching them the fundamental grammatical concepts which animate language and communication. I even read books by scholars who betray an ignorance of very simple things, such as the difference between figurative and literal language, (eg. “The brain is a muscle.” FAIL!)
    Math is another thing that depresses me. I have had countless students, mostly boys, who come to me all beat down and feeling dumb over math because they don’t understand it. And that is precisely the point. It is taught in such a way that it is not intended to be understood. And that’s no problem for a girl. A girl will just mindlessly parrot back the formula. But a boy needs to understand the process mechanically from beginning to end. And when I finally do that for one of these kids they light up immediately. I see the change instantly in their eyes. Then we do some tougher examples and they get it right because finally someone has explained the principle to them rather than just filling their head with forgettable nonsense.
    Welcome to my classroom of fascist Nazi straight white male education!
    “Oy vey!!! The goyim know! So harrible!! Shut it down!!!”

    • Agree: jim jones
    • Replies: @Tom Welsh
    '“The brain is a muscle.” FAIL!'

    Although in the case of certain politicians and media people...
  • From Urban Dictionary: From the New York Times Magazine: From the Washington Post, however: Trump is rewriting the meaning of America. Literally. By Max Boot, Columnist, August 14 at 5:04 PM When critics of the Trump administration warn that it is
  • The contributions of Africans to the United States have been, on balance, negative. There are a handful of musicians who did interesting work. But most African Americans were/are dead economic weight or worse.

    If Africans are so productive, and countries can get rich off of African slavery or other forms of exploitation of African labor, then shouldn’t Brazil now be much more prosperous than the US, since they received many times more slaves? Shouldn’t the antebellum South have been more advanced than the North?

    Anyway.

    Public service announcement that using the Brave browser automatically bypasses the NYT paywall so you don’t have to pay for your hate-reads. Also Brave has excellent tor support, which may become very useful at some point. And it was done by Brendan Eich who is a victim of political persecution. And who also reads Unz. Really, Brave is awesome.

    • Replies: @HammerJack

    The contributions of Africans to the United States have been, on balance, negative.
     
    That's the ugly truth of the matter, which no amount of "official propaganda" appears able to obscure. And let's be frank, it's a wild understatement.

    And thanks for the Brave plug. I hope it gains ground on the Evil Empire, though its road will be steep.
    , @Reg Cæsar

    the Brave browser automatically bypasses the NYT paywall so you don’t have to pay for your hate-reads.
     
    Can you get the crossword that way?
    , @Vinteuil
    My ony problem with the Brave browser is that it doesn't seem to show you what comments here are new.
  • Invasion has been bad for American Indians in the past. They sense it will be bad for them in the future. American Indians are the original nativists, even more nativist than native-born whites: The nerve! Where do they get off thinking this land is their land, anyway? Thanks to commenter t, with an appropriately laconic...
  • Indians have nothing to teach the West:

    • Replies: @RSDB
    Bombay's worst slum has nothing to teach you?

    I don't know, I expect that depends on what precisely you want to learn.
  • From Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin: In other words, most professional stand-up comedians are members of the Awkward Squad without the kind of personality that would do well in a t
  • Jerry Lewis was right about female “comediennes”.
    They are embarrassingly not funny, and frequently repulsive.

    • Agree: jim jones
    • Replies: @Dissident

    Jerry Lewis was right about female “comediennes”.
    They are embarrassingly not funny, and frequently repulsive.
     
    What about Carol Burnett?

    Carol Burnett looks back on a life of getting laughs

    At its finest, “The Carol Burnett Show” eschewed political humor and exclusionary jokes, the common currency of comedy in the modern digital age. Her brand of humor was proudly democratic. It’s why she’s less keen on sitcoms today.

    “I’m getting a little tired of everything having to do with sex and bathroom humor,” Burnett says flatly. “It’s almost like you have teenagers in a locker room writing a sitcom. They’re cheap laughs. It’s not clever writing.”
     
    Hearing women use rank profanity, such as the F-word, is particularly repulsive.

    Incidentally, in response to your use of the word comedienne, I wonder how many others here may, as I do, make a point of using such words in defiance of PC folly.
  • From The Telegraph: Maybe. I dunno, though ... This idea of a Race Bomb has been kicking around for a long time. I can recall a discussion of the possibility back in the 1990s. It didn't sound all that plausible then and I don't think it's gotten more plausible as we've learned more about how...
  • @Oleaginous Outrager

    World must prepare for biological weapons that target ethnic groups based on genetics
     
    How exactly does one "prepare" for such things? Encrypt your DNA? Remove it completely and store it in the cloud? Get a "race-ectomy"? Wish real, real hard?

    Centre for the Study of Existential Risk
     
    Are they engaged in the study of the terrible boredom possible for someone watching a performance of No Exit?

    How exactly does one “prepare” for such things?

    Vernor Vinge’s last novel, _Rainbows End_ (note that “Rainbows” is not the possessive, it’s the plural) concerns a society that is an exaggeration of Silicon Valley futurism c.a. AD 2000. In it, assorted WMD and various bioweapons have become cheap enough to be deployed by small organizations [1]. This is countered by a surveillance state (sound familiar?) and by increasingly subtle attacks. The book opens with the observation that no major city had been lost for about half a decade, and there is reference to a relative who visited Chicago on the wrong weekend and was killed along with everybody else in Chicago. The society could not stop technical progress, as it was assumed that technological rivalry would persist, driven in part by Moore’s Law (which still seems to be holding, BTW, it’s just that programming hasn’t caught up with it), space travel had been made impossible by “the Americans’ Space Denial Initiative” [2], and was in a probably losing battle to maintain itself.

    Vinge was (and still is) a well known futurist, and the proposal for “taking care” of the population by constant CDC monitoring of microbial population, supplemented by isolation and ring immunization using rapidly synthesized drugs, is the only one I’ve seen that might work.

    Of course, the way things are going that response is beyond anybody’s reach.

    Counterinsurgency

    1] An exaggeration of the Tokyo Sarin attacks:
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sarin_gas_attack_on_the_Tokyo_subway

    2] A reference to Strategic Defense Initiative (also “SDI”).
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Strategic_Defense_Initiative
    The SDI plan to destroy incoming IBM with orbiting “smart rocks” and the like would have (if ever used on a massive scale) contaminated near earth space with enough debris to be a serious hazard, perhaps enough to make low earth orbital assets uneconomic and trans-orbital manned flight prohibitively risky.

    • Agree: jim jones
  • A recent YouGov survey asked respondents whether male or female elected officials are better on thirteen different attributes of political leadership. The attributes followed by which sex is perceived to excel more at each of them among respondents who gave an edge to one sex or the other: Handling immigration -- Women Working under pressure...
  • We have just got rid of Theresa May here in the UK so I can definitely say that women are better at wasting money than men.

  • In 1934 a young, Oxford-educated ethnologist, Joseph Daniel Unwin (1895-1936), published his epic book ‘Sex and Culture’ –

    In his book, J. D. Unwin shared his studies of three millennia of civilisation, and how Unwin was surprised by his own conclusion, that societies throughout history, had repeatedly become ‘feminist’ and ‘sexually free’, and in the process entirely destroyed themselves, every single time.

    Going back as far as ancient Babylon and Sumeria, through ancient Israel, Greece and Rome, down to the present, J. D. Unwin found there was a cycle from when sexual licentiousness began on a large scale, to when the society began major collapse. Given our 1960s Western sexual revolution, we could be getting close to an Unwin due day for feminist-sparked catastrophe.

    Most strikingly, Unwin found there was a huge hidden kind of cultural nuclear bomb, hidden within the nice-sounding ideals of ‘equal rights for women’, a ‘feminism’ which in fact destroyed marriage and then society itself.

    Surprising to many, is that what we see now today, has essentially all been tried before. Even 2000 and more years ago, there were sexual freedom eras, women demanding and getting equal rights, divorce enabling, alimony, etc … But the end result of all these supposedly ‘progressive’ programmes, was the destruction of marriage & the monogamous family … which in turn became social upheaval that terminated the civilisation in question.

    Sexual licence amongst males, is bad, Unwin found … but sexual licence for women, blows up the whole social edifice rather quickly. Unwin noted it was mostly when people had a bedrock of stable marriages, that creativity & culture could flower.

    This ties in to the ‘incel’ phenomena, i.e., the common ‘manosphere’ notation that women sexually on the loose focus on only 20% of the exciting ‘alphas’, dismissing the other 80% of men, who struggle to get attention … and that, given the legal options to blow up marriages but still get financial support extracted from the males, women cannot resist doing this, leading to a savage downward social spiral of fatherless households, whilst women are still angry they didn’t get what they wanted from the elusive Mr Alpha Chad

    Following Unwin, one would look at what goes wrong when the good notion of treasuring, honouring and protecting women … gets transformed into a political programme of giving feminists what they say they want … and which seems to be making a great of society, including even many of the feminists themselves, miserable.

    • Agree: jim jones, Cloudbuster
    • Replies: @Rosie
    How many times are people going to come on this site peddling this crap as though it were fresh and insightful when in fact it is, at best, unsubstantiated, self-serving armchair bullshit?

    This ties in to the ‘incel’ phenomena, i.e., the common ‘manosphere’ notation that women sexually on the loose focus on only 20% of the exciting ‘alphas’, dismissing the other 80% of men, who struggle to get attention …
     
    https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DcXX8meUQAAYQS8.png

    had repeatedly become ‘feminist’ and ‘sexually free’,
     
    Here we go again, equating to very distinct ideas. What shitty manosphere men want: Sexual freedom for men, i.e. lots of hopeless, miserable prostitutes on offer, but strict control of women's sexuality, for their own benefit.
    , @iffen
    Raging sluts. Every. Damn. Time.
    , @95Theses
    Thanks for this. I can't ever remember hearing of J.D. Unwin, but I did manage to find a Searchable Text PDF of the aforementioned book here:

    Sex and Culture, 1934, Joseph Daniel Unwin
    https://ia600309.us.archive.org/33/items/b20442580/b20442580.pdf
    , @Marcus
    Didn't he propose equality of the sexes as a remedy?
    , @L Woods
    Wish I could agree twice: 1000x this (aside from the overly white-knightey last paragraph — women have proven over and over that they deserve no such cloying consideration).
  • From The Telegraph: Maybe. I dunno, though ... This idea of a Race Bomb has been kicking around for a long time. I can recall a discussion of the possibility back in the 1990s. It didn't sound all that plausible then and I don't think it's gotten more plausible as we've learned more about how...
  • If I was into conspiracy theories, I’d suspect China had already unleashed something on us. Something that makes us fat and tattoo ourselves. It doesn’t seem to affect Chinese after all.

    • LOL: jim jones
    • Replies: @JimB
    Plenty of fat Chinese, now! And the national waistline is growing apace. Only the Japanese have accomplished prosperity without obesity, sumo wrestlers aside.
    , @AnotherDad

    If I was into conspiracy theories, I’d suspect China had already unleashed something on us. Something that makes us fat and tattoo ourselves. It doesn’t seem to affect Chinese after all.
     
    LOL. Well done.

    I'm 100% for stopping immigration and maintaining my nation, as an outpost of Western civilization--ergo a "racist" or "white nationalist" or "white supremacist" or "Nazi" or whatever the heck they feel like calling me. Which i think should be adequate "team white" credentials.

    But since AnotherMom has dragged me down to retirement on the beach, i can testify that the state of white America is ... pretty effing ugly. Fats and tats--not a good look. (Of course the other races aren't looking good either. In some cases--blacks and Puerto Ricans--even more embarrassing than whitey ... but then i don't expect as much from them.)

    Seriously, fellow white people--push back from the table! And have enough self-respect to avoid mutilating yourself. Be proud of your pale pinkish skin.
  • From my new column: Read the whole thing there.
  • @Steve Sailer
    A friend with a Filipina wife says: "In Los Angeles, everybody hates everybody else, except nobody really hates the Filipinos."

    The only thing wrong with Filipinos is the fact that most of them are Catholics:

  • iSteve commenter Hail writes: I'm reminded of the poem by C.P. Cavafy: Waiting for the Barbarians BY C. P. CAVAFY TRANSLATED BY EDMUND KEELEY What are we waiting for, assembled in the forum? The barbarians are due here today. Why isn’t anything going on in the senate? Why are the senators sitting there without legislating?...
  • @Reg Cæsar

    You will never find allies in Roman Catholics, the Pope says that Muslims are their brothers.
     
    All men are our brothers, even the heretic and the infidel. Your argument isn't with the Pope, but with Jesus himself.

    The Pope is a Communist, he supports homosexuality even though the Christian texts say it is an abomination

    • Replies: @nebulafox
    Stalin and his successors held views on homosexuality (and modern feminism) that would make the most reactionary American right-wingers blush.
    , @Reg Cæsar

    The Pope is a Communist, he supports homosexuality even though the Christian texts say it is an abomination
     
    If he supports "homosexuality"-- an oxymoron, by the way-- he's not a Communist, but a Protestant.

    http://almadenhillsumc.org/assets/images/flagCermony_1.jpg

    https://mlp.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/05/Church-of-Holy-Balloon.jpg
  • My last three years in high school, I was in Northern Virginia. I hung out at Springfield Mall and Wakefield Recreation Center. Though I had lame handles and an erratic shot, I still managed to get into pickup games, and each time I hoisted up a brick, my buddy, Kelvin Nash, would holler, “Riceman!” I...
  • @Si1ver1ock

    Yang plans on giving every American $1,000 a month, but the glitch in this plan is that the country itself is worse than bankrupt, a fact that will become increasingly stark, stinking and messy well before the next Puppet-in-Chief is installed
     
    The US is not broke. It issues its own currency so it can't go broke. The US is still the 2nd largest economy in the world after China and the world's largest, most potent military power.

    Linh is seeing the dark side of America. There is another side. Yang's Freedom Dividend and other policies offer a chance for an American Renaissance.

    This is how America remakes itself.

    The US is not broke. It issues its own currency so it can’t go broke.

    I don’t understand why we need the government to do all the money printing. Don’t we all have inkjet printers?

    • LOL: jim jones
    • Replies: @Mr McKenna
    Very soon, high-res color printers will be issued to all people of color so they can simply print out whatever money they need. What could be simpler?
  • iSteve commenter Hail writes: I'm reminded of the poem by C.P. Cavafy: Waiting for the Barbarians BY C. P. CAVAFY TRANSLATED BY EDMUND KEELEY What are we waiting for, assembled in the forum? The barbarians are due here today. Why isn’t anything going on in the senate? Why are the senators sitting there without legislating?...
  • @Abe

    Immigration policy since then has largely continued this trend from Grit Immigrants to Grift Immigrants.
     
    Great! A coinage worthy of Steve himself, the Jimmy Page of political riff making! Without any authority or justice I hereby grant Steve the right to use your neat creation free and in perpetuity.

    Interesting how establish-con outlets like NATIONAL REVIEW have slowly and imperceptibly gone from praising immigrants in guarded utilitarian terms as net-beneficial to existing Americans to rapturously singing immigrants’ praises and admonishing current-Americans to be grateful that such blessed incarnations of ‘the story of bravery and love’ should even deign to grace us with their presences. Trump (praise him) is the only national politician with [email protected] enough to point out that America was created by Injun-fighters and continent-tamers (true grit Americans) not discount airfare jumpers (grift Americans) whose biggest worry is roaming charges on their smart phones once they step off the tarmac.

    They’re still indulging stupidities (note the resurgence of their most self-defeating nonsense, the Russia obsession, following Epstein’s burning) but I have noticed the lyingpress permitting a very slight tempering of their stridency. That’s not them being reasonable, that’s them trying to trick people into forgetting violent leftist hysteria for the 2020 election. After the election (whichever way it goes) they’ll snap back.

    • Agree: jim jones
  • @dearieme
    I’m reminded of the poem by C.P. Cavafy

    Thank you: it's years since I've seen that.

    Anyway, the answer for white Christians is to find allies where they may - white atheists, Roman Catholics; hell's bells, even Russians.

    You will never find allies in Roman Catholics, the Pope says that Muslims are their brothers.

    • Replies: @Reg Cæsar

    You will never find allies in Roman Catholics, the Pope says that Muslims are their brothers.
     
    All men are our brothers, even the heretic and the infidel. Your argument isn't with the Pope, but with Jesus himself.
    , @RadicalCenter
    Since many, many RCs don’t even claim to believe a lot of what their church says about doctrinal or worldly sociopolitical matters, you absolutely WILL find allies among RCs. I was one of those allies when I was RC, as were my parents and my wife.

    We all left the RCC, of course, to join Baptist congregations in our respective States. But our views on immigration and the national question — race and ethnicities, borders, language, and culture — haven’t changed.

    Don’t write off the millions of rightminded or openminded RCs who are disgusted with their church becoming an anti white, antiWestern, and pro-perversion / death lifestyle entity. Many of them are thinking seriously about leaving the RCC, as well, for just these reasons, including a friend of ours who is so devoutly RC that he worked for multiple RC newspapers and nearly became a priest back in the day.
  • From the New York Times opinion page: Well said, but another aspect is the rise of video games uses up an enormous number of male hours, so fewer males are reading books, so the publishing industry is signing fewer male writers, and the publishing industry itself is becoming more and more female. You might think...
  • @JRB
    Nice comment, but you left we wondering what you mean when you say that Grantham is Britain's most crepuscular town.
    • Replies: @JRB
    Thanks. I had a look myself why Rod Liddle names Grantham Britain’s most crepuscular town. Found one reference. See here https://www.granthammatters.co.uk/is-this-a-fair-description-of-grantham/
  • @Lurker
    Dead at 88.

    The lulz keep coming!

    She ascended to met the Great Ancestors happy in the knowledge that she’d passed on the torch to the next great negress author, Michelle Obama.

    • LOL: jim jones
  • I actually think one of the things killing the novel is internet commenting boards.

    I mean, I could read a book where an author tries to get into the mind of a cop or a theoretical physicist or a plumber or whatever, and show the world through his eyes.

    Or I could listen to what actual cops and theoretical physicists and plumbers say about their world on the internet. They usually don’t lack for eloquence, and whatever they do lack they make up for with real world experience and insight.

    Better yet every interesting statement on a commenting board will be immediately evaluated, dissected, etc. instead of just left to hang.

    Assuming of course the board is well moderated

    • Agree: jim jones
  • @SFG
    Won't the dudes just stop playing the feminized video games?

    I am playing Rage 2 at the moment and the toughest, most kick ass soldier is a woman. She dies pretty quickly though so I can`t say I was bothered:

  • Andrew Yang would rather that Americans live in shipping containers due to overcrowding than that Americans use their democratic rights to vote to cut back on immigration. Also, maggot burgers!
  • Flying cars are the consumer product of the future, and always will be. Remember what they said about the amphibious kind– drive like a boat, sailed like a car.

    But containerization of living space doesn’t have to be pedestrian. The tri-national architect Moshe Safdie is still in business.

    • LOL: jim jones
    • Replies: @bored identity
    Is your " doesn't have to be pedestrian" claim about this Brutalist Kibutzery maybe based on potential presence of elevators in Safdie's HabibiHut'67?



    http://2qqce331qbpvuwhs03ipa6o4-wpengine.netdna-ssl.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/06/model_1.jpg


    If you ask bored identity, this one is to be filed under :"They Build It, Indeed"



    https://www.arch2o.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/02/Arch2O-News-MosheSafdie-Habitat67-02-1170x717.jpg


    https://www.arch2o.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/02/Arch2O-News-MosheSafdie-Habitat67-03.jpg


    https://hyperallergic.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/04/0010-1080x1421.jpg


    Because this was too pedestrian:


    https://s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/736x/c5/bc/82/c5bc822cebb210a7d981a339a982eacf.jpg
    , @TWS
    Ants. They want us to be ants.
    , @International Jew
    My first thought was that that thing was a photoshop mashup, but (yikes) it's real. So to save everyone else's time: it's called Habitat 67.
    , @John Derbyshire
    No: flying cars are the logical endpoint of personal transportation. For speed, safety, & navigability, three dimensions beat one. Way beat.

    It's just that the tech problems are hard: power source, detection/avoidance, and the (I think) big one: hacking. Tech problems get solved eventually, though.
    , @Bill Jones
    Another Episcopalian enriching American life,
    , @Jim Christian
    Anyone know what that's made of? The floors have to be plywood, the roof, wood construction galore. Be a hell of a bonfire if there are no sprinklers.

    https://s3-ca-central-1.amazonaws.com/building-ca/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/17160945/94240478_s-768x521.jpg
    , @Alden
    What country is that thing in? Those open sections are just chimneys if there’s ever a fire. What kind of columns support the top containers? I suppose the open spaces are to maximize number of containers while giving each one some natural light. But if there’s ever a fire
    , @AnotherDad
    Yuck. "Architecture"

    I prefer my American style single family home. But if i'm living multi-family, I'd much rather just live in a nicely styled 20 story apartment building with a nice balcony/deck where i am *not* looking into nor being looked into by my neighbors.
  • From NBC News: Russia-linked Twitter accounts promoted 'doxxing' over racial tension videos Clemson University researchers found videos of confrontations between white people and minorities received instrumental early social media promotion from inauthentic accounts.New research shows how effective Russian disinformation can be in influencing public opinion AUG. 8, 201901:38 By Ben Popken, Richard Engel, Kate Benyon-Tinker...
  • @SFG
    Oh yeah. Did you notice they were promoting the video that would get the white lady in trouble? Is anyone surprised that, rather than fighting for the white race, Russian intelligence is, well, trying to support Russian interests by making America fight itself?

    There used to be an old joke that the answer to 'what is the salary of a Russian engineer?' is 'in America they lynch Negroes'. Back in the Cold War they were supporting left-wing movements to undermine the USA, now it's right-wing movements. In the end, it's rival great power versus rival great power.

    Russia only supports the alt-right insofar as the alt-right fighting with the ctrl-left weakens America. Remember that psyop when they started dueling rallies on the same day? They support Orban and Le Pen because they weaken the EU, which is a rival power bloc.

    I just wonder what the Chinese are up to.

    I just wonder what the Chinese are up to

    I get the feeling the Chinese are much better at this stuff than the Ruskies. That’s why we never hear about their covert cyber ops.

    But seriously, they are probably getting ready to donate big to the the DNC. They want anybody but Trump, who is a giant pain in their ass.

    • Agree: jim jones
  • American discourse in 2019 is obsessed with a 25-year-old book: everybody is trying to wield Occam's Butterknife to deny The Bell Curve, which everybody more or less knows, deep down, is true.
  • Biden has always been a dumbass…now he’s a senile dumbass.

    • Agree: jim jones
  • See, stupid Republican President Bill Pullman misinterpreted "DIE" due to his bigotry: the alien wasn't calling for an "invasion" of Earth, he was simply wishing for Earth to enjoy Diversity, Inclusivity, and Equity.
  • NYT article today about all the Diversity, Inclusion, and Equity that has been going in Ferguson, Missouri, since the police shooting of that famous “unarmed, black teenager”:

    He’s a Veteran of Upheaval, Molded by Ferguson’s Traumas. He’s 7.
    Five years after Ferguson, Mo., was upended by a police shooting, setting off a national reckoning, a generation has grown up amid uneven progress.

    https://www.nytimes.com/2019/08/08/us/ferguson-riots-michael-brown.html?action=click&module=Top%20Stories&pgtype=Homepage&login=email&auth=login-email

    Lots of low-IQ Ferguson bruthas quoted as saying that they’re traumatized by what happened to that unarmed black teenager who was peacefully strolling home after robbing a store and, when dissed by a cop, decided to attack that cop.

    So Ferguson, including the Ferguson Police Department, is now pretty much run by blacks, and yet inexplicably there’s lots of crime and there are lots of abandoned stores and dwellings. No doubt redlining many years ago is the cause, and we need Raj Chetty to come in and sort it all out. Or better yet have America’s Foremost Public Intellectual (= Teh-Genius Coates) explain.

    • Agree: jim jones
  • This looks like an Americanized version of Four Lions ... by the director of Four Lions. Chris Morris specializing in hapless terrorists is a little bit like another Brit, Armando Iannucci, who has a niche doing comedies on both sides of the Atlantic about political staffers (The Thick of It, In the Loop, Veep, Death...
  • For a movie about incompetent terrorists, nothing beats “Life of Brian”!

  • Boris has posted his first address to the nation, looks to me like he has been taking lessons from Trump:

    • Replies: @El Dato
    Nothing good can come out of Boris.

    He's just a elite con man / used car salesman whose sole goal is to get the hands on the levers of powers. A thriving product of our sad times where we all the information but cannot process it or act on it.

    The Ham of Fate

    But Johnson has always understood that a vivid lie is much more memorable than a dull truth. He is a product of the tight little world of English class privilege in which the same people move from elite schools to elite universities to (often interchangeable) careers in politics and the media. (Johnson’s contemporaries at Oxford included David Cameron, a fellow member of the aggressively elitist Bullingdon Club; his own main rivals for the Tory leadership, Jeremy Hunt and Michael Gove; and the political editors of the and Channel 4 who now report on him.) From Oxford he soon sailed into a position as a graduate trainee at The Times. It was there that he learned a valuable lesson: it pays to fabricate stories The Times had to fire him because he sexed up a dull story by inventing lurid quotes and attributing them to a real Oxford historian (who happened to be his own godfather). Instead of ending his journalistic career, this was the seed from which it blossomed. Almost immediately he was hired by The Daily Telegraph, which then employed him as its Brussels correspondent between 1989 and 1994.

    The job of a Brussels correspondent is an odd one. It almost entirely consists of covering the EU, and therefore it carries a degree of prestige. But most of the time, the EU is immensely dull. Johnson thus had a plum job but one with little public profile. His genius was to turn page 20 stories into page 1 stories by seizing on relatively inconsequential EU market regulations and inflating them into attacks by demented foreigners on the British way of life. He claimed the EU had considered “plans for a maximum condom width of fifty-four millimetres,” which would of course restrict the better-endowed Englishman. He spotted a regulation limiting harmful additives in packets of potato chips (called “crisps” in Britain) and made it a question of national sovereignty. As he confessed in 2002, “Some of my most joyous hours have been spent in a state of semi-incoherence, composing foam-flecked hymns of hate to the latest Euro-infamy: the ban on the prawn cocktail flavour crisp.”

    The stories were fabulous bubbles of outrage (prawn-cocktail flavored crisps were never banned), but the foam-flecked hymns of hate were real. Sonia Purnell, who was his deputy in the Telegraph’s Brussels office in the early 1990s, describes in her excellent biography, Just Boris: A Tale of Blond Ambition, how far he went to transform himself from Bumbling Boris to Bilious Boris before penning yet another explosive tract. Most days, just before copy deadline, he would do this by a tried-and-tested method known as the “four o’clock rant.”… After locking his door, he would then work himself up into a frenzy by hurling repeated four-letter abuse at a ragged yucca plant near his desk.

    Johnson’s anti-EU journalistic performances were a kind of method acting—and they required from his editors and his readers a willing suspension of disbelief.

     
  • During the last year, there has been a big increase in the number of high school students achieving a perfect score on the SAT and ACT college admissions tests. I'm wonder if this is in response to the current lawsuit against Harvard for discriminating against Asians with perfect scores? By making 1600/36 easier to get,...
  • > By making 1600/36 easier to get, it decreases the Asian share of perfect scores, giving Harvard et al more leeway in who to let in with anybody being able to prove discrimination.

    Wasn’t there something similar with a firefighter test somewhere (maybe FDNY?) – they made the test super easy so that basically everyone passes, and then they can admit the requisite number of black firefighters?

    • Agree: jim jones
    • Replies: @anonymous
    https://dailycaller.com/2011/03/12/dayton-police-lower-standards-f-now-a-passing-score-for-recruits/
  • From new column in Taki's Magazine: Invade, Invite, Implode by Steve Sailer August 07, 2019 If a president cited crime statistics to rile up racial hatred, but his speech was immediately followed by a terrorist massacre, would he be criticized? Well, not if he were Barack Obama, whose July 7, 2016,TV oration from Warsaw denouncing...
  • @Nick Diaz
    "Why share your rightful property with newcomers? For example, Jeff Bezos owns both the pro-immigration Washington Post and over 300,000 acres of very private property in the U.S.
    Which advice should you trust more? What Bezos’ editorial page tells you that you ought to vote for or what Bezos chooses for himself?"

    What kind of idiotic drivel is this? Jeff Bezos *payed for the land that he has* . Do you think that just being born a U.S citizen automatically gives you 300,000 acres of land? Jeff Bezos has exactly the same rights as everyone. He is not legally privileged compared to the average U.S citizen at all. He is a billionaire because he had a brilliant idea and showed tremendous resourcefullness and talent in making his idea successful. So your aomparison is absurd here. You are comparing citizenship right to owning property via a commerical/economic transaction. Apples and oranges.

    "The wisest man in American history, Benjamin Franklin, pointed out in 1754 that Americans enjoyed the highest standard of living in the world,"

    America did not have the highest standard of living in the World in the late 18th century. America was always a relatively rich country, but in the late 18th century it had a lower standard of living not only compared to Europe's, but also even to Central American colonies. In fact, the foremost reason why America earned it's independence fairly easily is because the English didn't care that much about losing the North American colonies. Back then, mosf of the wealth coming from the Americas came from sugar, and the richest colonies were those of Central America.

    " into the great heart of North America, the richest agricultural land ever discovered."

    Except that it's not. The Po River Valley in Italy is richer. The Loir Valley in France is also richer. The southern Chinese provinces of Hunan, Jiangxi and Fujian are richer - feeds literally a billion people with an area slightly larger than Texas. If we are talking agricultural lands that have been doscovered, the Bacia del Plata in Argentina is richer than any land in America. So is the region in Brazil that goes from Goiás to Paraná in the south.

    You, of course, completely omitted that the same area you mentioned has one of the most horrible climates on Planet Earth, with wet and humid summers where the temperature goes up to 104 F, then to drop to blistering -22 F during winter time. Face it: America's topography and climates sucks. America has like 3% of it's territory in good weather: the San Francisco Bay in California, and the northern part of Florida(southern Florida is scorching hot year-round), and small patches of good weather in Alabama, Georgia and South Carolina(most parts of these states still have bad weather with very hot summers . Winters are not too bad, almost as mild as western Europe, although for the most part sitll colder.

    But of course, you say these things because of your jingoistic nonsese: to you, America is the greatest country ever at everything, and you have to mention how America compared favorably to other countries at everything every time you make a post. It's pathetic.

    And regarding immigeation, for the last time, you benefit daily from immigration. Your standafd of living is at least twice as high as it would be otherwise without immigrants,. You have shit for brains, which is why you don't understand the reason why you pay so little for the food you eat, the television sets and cars you buy, is because of mass immigration and fre trade. Your endless Catilinarians against immigration are funny since none of y0u reading this - and I know that you reading - would be willing to pay a dime more for the goods and services you purchase to support the cause of limiting immigration. Because the first thing that would happen is that everything would cost more. Much more. Talk is cheap. If you truly believe the shit you say, then the next time you see a native-born American worker willingly give him a pay raise by tipping him with the salary that you assume that restricting immigration would result for native-born American workers.

    I could explain in precise detail why you dumbos don't know shit for squat, and explain to you why mass immigration and free trade are responsible for the comfortable lives you live. Because doing so would require you to understand concepts such as division of labor, maximization of utility and comparative advantage, and these concepts are way above you doofuses' ability to comprehend. So just trust me that you need and want immigrants.

    Steve Sailer, you are also a hypocrite of colossal proportions. You go on and one about how America is great because it has so much land and open spaces, and that because of that immigration should be restricted, yada yada. Then, you follow your anti-immigration rant with an article on affordable family formation, on how to get Americans to have more kids. Oh wait, I thought you argued that demographic growth is a bad thing? Ah, I get it. It's not that you don't want more people...you just want your kind of people: white conservatives. Hypocrite.

    We need another 800 million immigrants just to keep the economy going, and you doofuses are compalining about the measly 1-2 million a year that America receives. Given demographic trends, America will need to add another 800 million to 2.5 billion immigrants over the next 10-20 to maintain stable GDP growth. Now, 2,5 billion might not be practical due to the fact that you need to run background checks for criminal activities on the applicants, etc, but America receiving 1 billion immigrants over the next decade is not unreasonable.

    The scroll wheel on my mouse gets a workout.

    • LOL: jim jones
  • Yesterday I posted an NYT column by Nicholas Kristof praising Harvard-Stanford economist Raj Chetty's latest experiment: moving single mother of 6 Jackie Rath, who claims to have been sexualy assaulted four times by age 16, and her brood to a nice suburb with average home prices over $460k. (I called it "Raj Chetty and the...
  • The article about Chetty’s dirt theorizing (Magic versus Tragic) was obviously stupid, but this morning the NYT had an article prominently displayed on their front page that is at least an order of magnitude more stupid:

    Stopped, Ticketed, Fined: The Pitfalls of Driving While Black in Ferguson
    Despite five years of changes in Missouri, black drivers continue to be stopped at much higher rates than white drivers in communities throughout the state.

    https://www.nytimes.com/2019/08/06/us/black-drivers-traffic-stops.html?searchResultPosition=1

    The article describes blacks who have been racistly oppressed by the police for speeding, driving with a suspended license, broken tail lights, driving without insurance, not paying tickets, and ignoring court dates. It turns out that the cops can racistly oppress black drivers for this sort of stuff even when the vehicle has dark, tinted windows, though it’s not explained how the cops can tell that a driver is black without seeing the driver. The Ferguson Chief of Police and more than half of the Ferguson cops are now black, but the racial disparities in traffic stops are obviously still because of racism. Redlining a couple of generations ago must be part of it.

    Most of the comments point out how idiotic the article is. The jokes write themselves!

    Someone at the NYT must have noticed how embarrassingly stupid the article is, so it has now been relegated to an inconspicuous spot on the “US News” page.

    • Agree: jim jones
  • From new column in Taki's Magazine: Invade, Invite, Implode by Steve Sailer August 07, 2019 If a president cited crime statistics to rile up racial hatred, but his speech was immediately followed by a terrorist massacre, would he be criticized? Well, not if he were Barack Obama, whose July 7, 2016,TV oration from Warsaw denouncing...
  • @Nick Diaz
    "Why share your rightful property with newcomers? For example, Jeff Bezos owns both the pro-immigration Washington Post and over 300,000 acres of very private property in the U.S.
    Which advice should you trust more? What Bezos’ editorial page tells you that you ought to vote for or what Bezos chooses for himself?"

    What kind of idiotic drivel is this? Jeff Bezos *payed for the land that he has* . Do you think that just being born a U.S citizen automatically gives you 300,000 acres of land? Jeff Bezos has exactly the same rights as everyone. He is not legally privileged compared to the average U.S citizen at all. He is a billionaire because he had a brilliant idea and showed tremendous resourcefullness and talent in making his idea successful. So your aomparison is absurd here. You are comparing citizenship right to owning property via a commerical/economic transaction. Apples and oranges.

    "The wisest man in American history, Benjamin Franklin, pointed out in 1754 that Americans enjoyed the highest standard of living in the world,"

    America did not have the highest standard of living in the World in the late 18th century. America was always a relatively rich country, but in the late 18th century it had a lower standard of living not only compared to Europe's, but also even to Central American colonies. In fact, the foremost reason why America earned it's independence fairly easily is because the English didn't care that much about losing the North American colonies. Back then, mosf of the wealth coming from the Americas came from sugar, and the richest colonies were those of Central America.

    " into the great heart of North America, the richest agricultural land ever discovered."

    Except that it's not. The Po River Valley in Italy is richer. The Loir Valley in France is also richer. The southern Chinese provinces of Hunan, Jiangxi and Fujian are richer - feeds literally a billion people with an area slightly larger than Texas. If we are talking agricultural lands that have been doscovered, the Bacia del Plata in Argentina is richer than any land in America. So is the region in Brazil that goes from Goiás to Paraná in the south.

    You, of course, completely omitted that the same area you mentioned has one of the most horrible climates on Planet Earth, with wet and humid summers where the temperature goes up to 104 F, then to drop to blistering -22 F during winter time. Face it: America's topography and climates sucks. America has like 3% of it's territory in good weather: the San Francisco Bay in California, and the northern part of Florida(southern Florida is scorching hot year-round), and small patches of good weather in Alabama, Georgia and South Carolina(most parts of these states still have bad weather with very hot summers . Winters are not too bad, almost as mild as western Europe, although for the most part sitll colder.

    But of course, you say these things because of your jingoistic nonsese: to you, America is the greatest country ever at everything, and you have to mention how America compared favorably to other countries at everything every time you make a post. It's pathetic.

    And regarding immigeation, for the last time, you benefit daily from immigration. Your standafd of living is at least twice as high as it would be otherwise without immigrants,. You have shit for brains, which is why you don't understand the reason why you pay so little for the food you eat, the television sets and cars you buy, is because of mass immigration and fre trade. Your endless Catilinarians against immigration are funny since none of y0u reading this - and I know that you reading - would be willing to pay a dime more for the goods and services you purchase to support the cause of limiting immigration. Because the first thing that would happen is that everything would cost more. Much more. Talk is cheap. If you truly believe the shit you say, then the next time you see a native-born American worker willingly give him a pay raise by tipping him with the salary that you assume that restricting immigration would result for native-born American workers.

    I could explain in precise detail why you dumbos don't know shit for squat, and explain to you why mass immigration and free trade are responsible for the comfortable lives you live. Because doing so would require you to understand concepts such as division of labor, maximization of utility and comparative advantage, and these concepts are way above you doofuses' ability to comprehend. So just trust me that you need and want immigrants.

    Steve Sailer, you are also a hypocrite of colossal proportions. You go on and one about how America is great because it has so much land and open spaces, and that because of that immigration should be restricted, yada yada. Then, you follow your anti-immigration rant with an article on affordable family formation, on how to get Americans to have more kids. Oh wait, I thought you argued that demographic growth is a bad thing? Ah, I get it. It's not that you don't want more people...you just want your kind of people: white conservatives. Hypocrite.

    We need another 800 million immigrants just to keep the economy going, and you doofuses are compalining about the measly 1-2 million a year that America receives. Given demographic trends, America will need to add another 800 million to 2.5 billion immigrants over the next 10-20 to maintain stable GDP growth. Now, 2,5 billion might not be practical due to the fact that you need to run background checks for criminal activities on the applicants, etc, but America receiving 1 billion immigrants over the next decade is not unreasonable.

    the foremost reason why America earned it’s independence fairly easily is because the English didn’t care that much about losing the North American colonies.

    The only man who cared about America was George III because, as we all know, he was completely insane:

  • David Simon, creator of The Wire, is extremely irate that fans of The Wire often draw politically incorrect conclusions from The Wire, instead of just blaming Bad White People like he wants them to: Can you see this tweet still, or has Simon blocked it? Here's a screenshot: Simon just wants to know: Why are...
  • @LondonBob
    Why does someone buying need an agent?

    To ensure that the vendor has free and clear legal title to the property,

  • @anonymous
    'Simon just wants to know: Why are white people so stupid that they can’t understand that the message of The Wire is: White People Are Bad? Why aren’t they intellectually sophisticated enough to grasp that complex concept?'

    It's like when Dave Chapelle stopped creating comedy because Whites were laughing for the wrong reasons... it is often alleged that Simon has an ulterior rightwing motive as regards The Wire by showing blacks uncomfortably close to how they really are (including the functional ones in the police) but it is forgotten that the forerunner of the show was the program The Corner which was about the junkies and not the dealers. This was filled with liberal sentimentalist pap also.

    'plays a (Jewish?) Con man'.

    It is based on Peter Rachman a holocaust survivor who intended to turn vast parts of (formerly-and now again-respectable since ~ 2000) west London into a slum in the mid 1950s not neccesarily for the commisions in sales but to do as all slum lords do-buy up valueable property on the cheap (Notting hill is a beautiful area now) and eventually make a huge profit. It worked spectacularly. Rachman died from a disease I cannot remember in the late 1960s but his properties went to other Jewish slum lords. He was being threatened by the kray twins and he gave them one of their famous clubs (although the krays were east-end and Rachman was west-end). For the record he used to treat his Jamaican tenants appalingly too. My grandfather was a hard drinking hard fighting Irishman who could kick any of the jamaican so called toughguys arses (and they knew it) so when they came over hassling him he just laughed at them. Rachman would cut off drinking water to black slum tenants that would not pay rent (as well as other illegal tactics) and my grandfather would throw the hosepipe over the fence for them (you can drink out of the hosepipe in England).

    Interestingly Hornby was accused of anti-semitism because he included three or four scenes clearly hostile to Jews that were not in the book though amazingly he has not been censored for it. Even the author of the original book thought they were a bit 'on the nose' (sorry couldnt help myself).

    We all know how Steve feels about his families experiences in Detroit and his wife's family experiences in Austin so yes it is amazing that there is not more depiction on screen. Mostly educational desegregation is depicted.

    I always have to explain to new Indian and Chinese neighbours in my street that in the UK you can drink water straight from the tap

  • I have insured my children understand the following narrative: since the 1930’s three generations of my family have had to flee “changing neighborhoods” as refugees from urban US cities, at great economic cost, with the loss of accrued social and relational capital.

    We are a white diaspora. We fled violence and lawlessness, against our persons and our property. I told them to never forget it.

    We did not want to leave the beautiful cities we inhabited. They were taken from us.

    • Agree: jim jones
    • Replies: @John Burns, Gettysburg Partisan
    It is a very good thing you have done. Most other whites have not taught their children these hard truths.
  • A friend told me last week that back in July people in China he used to do business with had started calling him up again, desperate to move their money out of China into any off-the-top-of-his-head American asset he could think of.
  • @Jack D
    The tea trade moved to India because the Chinese would only accept payment in silver for their tea. They were not interested in buying English manufactured goods. Another solution that the English came up with for their balance of payments problem was to force the Chinese to buy opium.

    The tea trade moved to India because the Chinese would only accept payment in silver for their tea. They were not interested in buying English manufactured goods. Another solution that the English came up with for their balance of payments problem was to force the Chinese to buy opium.

    See:
    Sarah Rose.
    _For All the Tea in China: How England Stole the World’s Favorite Drink and Changed History_.
    2011.

    Fascinating book. The technical challenges off getting live tea plants to India by sailing ship were very great. Seeds would lose their viability before reaching India. The plants had to be started, put in sealed glass boxes, and shipped that way. The boxes kept the plants alive during the trip. Keeping the boxes whole during the voyage (with at least on custom’s inspection) proved a challenge.

    And part of the voyage was a smuggling operation, since export of tea plants was illegal in Imperial China.

    The book gives the “green dye” story in passing, as the event that kicked off the entire smuggling operation.

    As for the idea that the evil British fought the Opium War for tea that had to be paid for in silver, well, read a history of the Opium War by a professional historian. If nothing else, tea was hardly the only Chinese export item.
    At the time, Opium was considered to be a beneficial drug, and apparently most of the damage in China was caused by opium cut with other substances that were much more harmful (rather like the “poison milk” scandal). The Chinese acted very badly to British merchants, endangering their lives, rather like the Chinese move yesterday concerning no further purchase of US agricultural products, in fact, and this was largely responsible for the war.
    One of the comments I’ve always remembered about the Opium Wars was that “The wars were conducted between two peoples who both had complete contempt for the other.” I think that about sums the whole affair up.

    If I wanted to be difficult, I’d say that sending poison tea to the UK justified war, but I don’t want to sound foolish.

    Counterinsurgency

    • Agree: jim jones
    • Replies: @Jack D
    It's not clear how poisonous the tea was. Robert Fortune was on a kind of industrial espionage mission - the British were already trying to switch to Indian tea and was set by the East India Company. So it wasn't a big leap for him to disparage the Chinese product the same way that the Chinese suddenly decide that American beef or pork is "unsafe" when they want to cut down on trade with us.

    The Chinese were under the impression that the British WANTED their tea dyed. At least they had noticed that dyed tea fetched a higher price, much more than the cost of adding the dye. If the British had told them "no dye" (and paid the same price) they would have done it no problem. They didn't dye their tea for the domestic market, which did not demand it. They thought that wanting their tea dyed was just one more strange custom of the white barbarians, like black people demanding menthol cigarettes - who can understand the thought process of these white ghosts? There was no need to understand it in any case - they were just giving them what they wanted.

    The two substances that the Chinese used were Prussian blue and yellow gypsum (blue+yellow=green) . On paper, Prussian blue contains cyanide but it turns out that it is tightly bound to iron already in Prussian blue so it cannot bond any further to the iron in your blood and so is not really toxic.
    , @last straw

    At the time, Opium was considered to be a beneficial drug,
     
    This cannot be true. Even the Chinese knew that the risks outweigh the benefits for a healthy opium user at the time and that was the reason they banned its smuggling. It's ludicrous that Britain, the much more advanced country in science and industry at the time, did not know. The British forced China to buy opium, not because of its medicinal benefits, but because they knew China's healthy population would be addicted to it.

    and apparently most of the damage in China was caused by opium cut with other substances that were much more harmful (rather like the “poison milk” scandal).
     
    What substance did the Chinese add to opium the could cause more harm than opium itself when used by a healthy individual?
  • David Simon, creator of The Wire, is extremely irate that fans of The Wire often draw politically incorrect conclusions from The Wire, instead of just blaming Bad White People like he wants them to: Can you see this tweet still, or has Simon blocked it? Here's a screenshot: Simon just wants to know: Why are...
  • renting flats to Jamaican hoodlums in 1960 England in order to violently terrorize old white ladies in the neighborhood into selling their homes, from which he collects 6% as their realtor

    Good God, estate agents (as we call realtors) make nowhere near 6% in England. I doubt if they did in 1960 but that is long before I moved to England.

    • Agree: jim jones, Thomm
    • Replies: @eggplant
    Probably based on this charmer, Peter Rachman

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Peter_Rachman
    , @Neoconned
    I remember seeing that horrible movie in the theaters and thinking "I'm supposed to sympathize with a dude who scams old ladies so he can get housing for thugs?"
    , @Alden
    I think Rachman used black thugs to drive out the Whites and then charged his black tenants high rents that were paid by the welfare department. So he made a lot more that 6 percent. He was primarily a landlord not a real estate salesman. The buying of property was just the means to becoming a landlord.
  • Yesterday I posted an NYT column by Nicholas Kristof praising Harvard-Stanford economist Raj Chetty's latest experiment: moving single mother of 6 Jackie Rath, who claims to have been sexualy assaulted four times by age 16, and her brood to a nice suburb with average home prices over $460k. (I called it "Raj Chetty and the...
  • Best stick family ever!

    • Agree: Bill Jones
    • Replies: @Tired of Not Winning
    And also a stick family with one man, 10 women, 14 kids. That's your typical NFL/NBA player.
  • A friend told me last week that back in July people in China he used to do business with had started calling him up again, desperate to move their money out of China into any off-the-top-of-his-head American asset he could think of.
  • What’s going on in China?

    NOTE: This is a guess, no more. I lack the true flexibility of mind and intellectual genius required to explain later why I was wrong, so I’m putting the warning up front here.

    From a macro geopolitical standpoint, it’s this:

    The US is obviously going to be preoccupied with internal problems for the foreseeable future. To an extent, that’s already happened. The old Cold War scenario has been reversed: the US now cannot afford to keep up with Russian weapons technology.

    That means US military forces become less effective — less able, for example, to penetrate enemy airspace [1], which makes aircraft carriers much less effective. And that neglects the various anti-carrier weapons [2].

    Russia has demonstrated that it cannot be dislodged from Syria, and for that matter Maduro has demonstrated that he can’t be dislodged from Venezuela, and the Iranian government that it can’t be dislodged from Iran.

    So: we have observed increasing US inability to field expeditionary forces [3], hypothetical increasing inability to field expeditionary forces, and in increasingly obsolescent and ineffective Army, Navy, and Air Force from a technical side, also being weakened by US internal disputes.

    We now have serious trouble on every continent:
    * South America.
    Venezuela
    Brazil
    * Persian Gulf
    Iran
    Attempted Saudi reorganization
    Meatgrinder in Iraq
    * South Asia
    Meatgrinder in Afghanistan
    India revokes Kashmir special autonomy status.
    * East Asia
    PRC is apparently trying to absorb Hong Kong into the PRC’s administrative system.
    S. Korea – Japan: Low level but unusual dispute.
    N. Korea – Apparently ignoring US overtures.
    * Europe
    France now has three revolutions going simultaneously: Islamic, Antifa, Yellow vests. It appears to be losing them all.
    Western Europe is being destabilized by immigration, although not as yet as much as France.

    In other words, US stabilization of the globe is declining sharply, is visibly failing, and may well decline more in the near future.

    When the cat’s away, the mice will play.

    Major problems will crop up when access to raw materials starts to be contested, with Africa and sea routes to Africa the most likely first instance.

    Counterinsurgency

    1] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/S-400

    2] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/DF-21

    • Agree: jim jones
    • LOL: Autochthon
  • China’s Golden Age is OVER!

  • This would make a good Monty Python sketch in which Lenin, Trotsky, and Stalin get frozen for 100 years and then come back to life in the Current Year and set to work Defeating Capitalism and Building Socialism ... only to discover that today's socialists have different priorities. And at the end of this second...
  • @t
    Does Stalin still qualify as white?

    Stalin was a native of the Caucasus, so he’s as Caucasian as you can get.

    He probably had more Yamnaya-Aryan ancestry than Hitler.

    • LOL: jim jones
    • Replies: @LondonBob
    Reminds me of the anecdote about Microsoft employees in Russia being given a US racial survey, obviously they weren't from the Caucuses so why tick the Caucusoid box? So they all ended up ticking the Latin box, European sounding, rather the the Negroid or Oriental option.
  • The Left doesn’t care about any of these people. They care about power. The Left envies and despises the successful people, the people who worked hard and excelled, and of course the popular, confident extroverts you see at the top of most hierarchies.

    I met committed union Leftists when I worked at a unionized job putting myself through school. They’d stumble through some Marx, they’d talk about the worker’s struggle and whatever ordinary people wanted to hear, but as soon as the revolution came, it would all be about getting even. You could see the visceral hatred they had, and the belief that they had a kind of back door to power. Scary.

    • Agree: jim jones
  • When confronted with clear statements upholding the reality of race from superstar geneticist David Reich, lesser known geneticist Adam Rutherford backtracks: I see this last ditch of defense all the time about these wildly inaccurate "folk taxonomies of race" but I almost never see any examples given. What "folk taxonomies of race"? Basically, taxonomizing has...
  • @SimpleSong
    Well... if you cherry pick the most Saxon areas of England, and they are barely 50%...color me unimpressed. I mean saying modern English are descended from Anglo Saxons is like saying that Mexicans are descended from the Spanish. Some Spanish admixture sure, and you can find some individuals and families that are close to 100% Iberian, but in general, no, they are Native Americans with some Spanish admixture, not vice-versa.

    I live in the South of England and I have Dupuytren’s Contracture on one hand so I know I am descended from Vikings

  • From the New York Times, some National News: Oh my gosh! Why were they all black? The display by the Narvie J. Harris Theme School in Decatur, Ga., was taken down on Thursday — the same day it had been put up — after being widely criticized as racially insensitive. The episode happened at a...
  • @George
    "The display by the Narvie J. Harris Theme School" should read "Narvie J. Harris Traditional Theme School"

    http://narvieharrises.dekalb.k12.ga.us/THELEGEND.aspx

    The black parents sent their kids there specifically so they wouldn't be seated next to a kid with a thunderbolt carved into their head or dreads. But why couldn't the Times figure out the name of the place? Changing 'traditional theme' to just 'theme' makes it ungrammatical, and vaguely like those pictures Stalin would have made, with disfavored people airbrushed out.

    "Teach from your feet, not your seat". -Narvie J. Harris. Harris began teaching in 1939 when they probably had corporal punishment.

    According to greatschools.org, the Narvie J. Harris School is 98% black, 1% Hispanic and 1% mixed race. If none of your students are white, why would you have any pictures of white hairstyles?

    I think it’s also safe to assume that substantially all of the teachers and administrators are also black, including the ones who created the display, and that they didn’t think it was racist when they posted it.

    • Agree: jim jones
  • An unfortunately prescient tweet by me from a few weeks ago:
  • The paper of record is taking great delight in pointing out that the shooters were White

  • When confronted with clear statements upholding the reality of race from superstar geneticist David Reich, lesser known geneticist Adam Rutherford backtracks: I see this last ditch of defense all the time about these wildly inaccurate "folk taxonomies of race" but I almost never see any examples given. What "folk taxonomies of race"? Basically, taxonomizing has...
  • @Jenner Ickham Errican
    From your cited article:

    From there, the scientists could track the contribution made by those Anglo-Saxon migrants to modern British populations.

    They found that on average 25%-40% of the ancestry of modern Britons is attributable to the Anglo-Saxons. But the fraction of Saxon ancestry is greater in eastern England, closest to where the migrants settled.
     
    That’s pretty significant. They suggest the percentage is even higher on the “Saxon Shore” of England (maybe over 50% Anglo-Saxon ancestry?).

    https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/9/99/Litus_Saxonicum.png

    http://steventill.com/wp-content/uploads/2008/11/anglo-saxon-medieval-england.gif

    The Anglo Saxons were much more successful spreading their language than their genes.
     
    They spread both quite handily. New England, for example, was founded by mostly “Saxon Shore” English. Their descendants multiplied quite a bit in North America.

    High incidence of Brexit voting in those places. Maybe they have a folk memory of the German cousins they left behind.

    • Agree: jim jones
  • From the Journal of Political Economy:
  • @Steve Sailer
    In the U.S., nurses these days often marry cops and frequently make a combined $200k per year. But in Japan, they don't need many cops, so who are the nurses to marry?

    The solution is obvious: Japan must import large numbers of vibrant criminals to do the lawbreaking that native-born Japanese just won’t do. The resulting horrific surge in violent crime will spur a dramatic increase in the ranks of law enforcement. Cop shortage solved!

    As an added benefit, many of the victims of these crimes will require hospitalization, thus ensuring a healthy job market for nurses.

    • LOL: jim jones
  • Chinese democracy resembles Proctor & Gamble more than Pericles of Athens, and Hong Kong is a typical product testing site, or what China calls a Trial Spot. The PRC uses the world’s most advanced sampling techniques, questionnaire designs and statistical controls to run gigantic, semi-monthly, national surveys and the results, available online, are a treasure...
  • @Rollmop
    "Mass hysteria". That is exactly right. I've never seen anything like it. There's this widespread belief that China has been persecuting HK instead of just standing back and leaving HK alone. Plus now everyone is a "martyr" fighting for Hong Kong ... I mean, chucking things at the police at practically no risk to yourself is not what a "martyr" is.

    The city has become hysterical. I find it distressing. How can HK people be so stupid? When will this madness play itself out?

    China and the UK made a legal agreement in 1994 about the future of HK, the communists have broken that agreement. The West can be trusted, China cannot:

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sino-British_Joint_Declaration

    • Replies: @AnonFromTN
    So, there are still brain-dead who trust the West after all its exposed lies and hypocrisy? They are hopeless, then.
    , @Chinaman
    That must be most stupid comment I have seen on Unz. It is a “special kind of stupid.” Did you establish that warm fuzzy trusting feeling with the West based on reading the other thousand articles on this website ? May be I am on the wrong website and this is the WSJ.
    , @Godfree Roberts
    What are you talking about? China kept the agreement.
  • @Jason Liu
    So what do you think is causing the riots then?

    My take is that it's mostly two things:

    1. General fear of the mainland, the "locusts" swallowing HK, and exaggerated perception of oppression, and an overall sense of intra-Chinese regional/linguistic tribalism that's conveniently ignored by western press.

    2. A genuine belief in liberal western values over Chinese autocracy/nationalism. Especially common among the young, who are generally more idealistic and not impressed by the mainland's economic rise.

    Both reasons are idiotic and indicate much more paranoia in HK than most mainlanders predicted. The city is more or less the same as it was before the handoff, barring a small number of persecutions that did not affect most HKers in any way. Even if the extradition bill had been passed, and loosely interpreted to extradite dissidents, the number would've probably remained insignificant.

    And that's assuming that pro-liberal dissidents are automatically good people and should be left alone, which I completely disagree with. People who are pro-independence or pro-western style democracy should be crushed.

    Some people will bring up HK's decline relative to the mainland, both in terms of prestige and economy. That and their housing problems probably do contribute to the riots, but I don't think it's enough to account for this amount of rage. Interpreting public sentiment based primarily on money/materialism is how mainlanders look at things, not how HKers look at things, because they are a more developed society whose younger members do not remember poverty. So there might be a perceptual disconnect between Beijing and HK that Xi and his advisors will have to bridge.

    The extradition bill expressly states that political offences, death sentences, fugitives who do not meet the principle of double criminality, and any crime carries less the 7 years in prison sentence are not subject to the extradition.

    Of course, the pan-democracy activists in HK, the United States, UK, Canada, Japan, Taiwan, CIA, NED and MI6 are not interested in the content of the bill and the protection provided for the suspects by the bill. They are only interested in creating chaos in Hong Kong to humiliate China, and to frame China in the image of Orwellian police state which is a caricature of repression, lack of freedoms, and evil. The American led anti-China alliance wants to manufacture a public consent that any means to destroy China’s peaceful society and prosperity is righteousness, just like the bombing and killing in Iraq on the fabricated phantom WMD allegation was humanitarian intervention.

    The elites in Hong Kong such as the Bar Association, the bureaucratic, teachers’ associations, medical professions, churches, universities and schools, and so on are deeply poisoned by the Western Utopian democracy opium. They identify themselves with portrayed Western values, they also recognize the Western Cold War demonizing China’s paradox, and they are actually closet separatists. The elites of HK deeply resent that the CCP abolished the colonial system that they enjoyed social status and privilege awarded to them by the British master for their loyal lackey services. Deep ih heart, they want to drive the CCP and mainlanders out of Hong Kong to restore the British colonial feudal system and privileges during the British colonial rule era.

    It is puzzling why the HKers and Taiwanese want to be the lackeys of war criminals instead of joining China to become the world leader who leads the world to break free from the inhuman yoke imposed on them by the ‘God-fearing’ barbaric morally defunct ‘xtians’. It must be something to do with their taste. they enjoy licking the qweilo’s behind.

    • Agree: Godfree Roberts
    • Troll: jim jones
    • Replies: @Chinaman
    All the riots will stop once we pay all these kids for a holiday to Detroit or NY bronx to learn what these empty word, democracy and freedom really means In the west. Democracy means socialism. Freedom means violence. It was definitely a eye opener for me. They will learn to appreciate how precious HK is.

    the government should kick all gweilo out of HK, the biggest problem is that anyone can move here. It is a immigration problem at the end.
    , @TT
    These extradition terms are what all West msm conveniently not mentioned.

    In fact, HK already has full extradition treaty with 22 nations, including most notorious US & UK. Also partial extradition with another 20. Its just an extension to cover China, Taiwan, Macao. HK isa criminal heaven now.

    If HKies want to worry, its US that is very notorious to persecute other nation. Some Sporeans get extradited and jailed for US unilateral illegal sanction of Iran. So whoever happen to trade with their shell companies legally in Spore, you are still subjected to US ruling.

    Also, any HK extradition do required the 90% white HK judges approval. Carrie Lam even tried to slot in a discriminating term to jeopardize judicial. Chief governor will has the last say for all China extradition even approve by judges with all conditions met.

    These, you will never read in West msm.
  • I've been saying for a long time that the Democrats' have a promising grand strategy: assemble a Coalition of the Fringes of American life: black welfare mothers, tech billionaires, gays, Muslims, transgenders, lesbians, Jews, felons, etc. Demographic trends are on their side. The obvious problem is that their various Fringes are constantly turning on each...
  • It will be interesting to see how the Woke Whites react when they realize that the future they have envisioned, a diverse, intersectional coaltion, led of course by the Good Whites (them), seizing and/or destroying everything that means anything to the Bad Whites, will NOT be happening.
    In Intersectional America, there are only Bad Whites and Worse Whites.

    • Replies: @Kolya Krassotkin
    How will woke white men react when they realize that the party they have hitched their wagons to have no room for them?

    That's easy: They'll abandon the party or try to reform it from within, attempting to bring it back to being a colorblind, merit-based organization; or, more likely, self-identify as black women trapped in the bodies of white men.

    (I am of course kidding....slightly...

    ...very, very, very slightly.)
    , @Cowboy Shaw
    This is going to be just about the most interesting political development of the next 20 years. It's going to be an experiment in human cognitive dissonance for sure. How long are they going to cling on, flogging themselves.
    , @Arclight
    A lot of whites on the left think the wolves won’t come for them or their kids, but eventually they will. Once that sinks in, I think the share of the white vote will drop below 30% for the Democrats. Although Asians currently support the left that will change as well as the left goes to work on making sure their kids don’t get too far ahead.
  • Chinese democracy resembles Proctor & Gamble more than Pericles of Athens, and Hong Kong is a typical product testing site, or what China calls a Trial Spot. The PRC uses the world’s most advanced sampling techniques, questionnaire designs and statistical controls to run gigantic, semi-monthly, national surveys and the results, available online, are a treasure...
  • If Chinese culture is equal to Western culture why did Xi Jinping send his daughter to Harvard?

    • Replies: @Bigbeef
    It's because his daughter couldn't pass the Gaokao, National Exams. Chinese morons usually go to the West, but whatever man, hype yourself however you want. The rich kids in China are usually not the hungriest, that should be obvious. So America pretends the greatest come to America, I am afraid the lazy rich kids come to America. So...it's not that bad.
    , @SaneClownPosse
    "Why did Xi Jinping send his daughter to Harvard?"
    For the connections to American Elite.
    Elite ruling families run every nation.
    , @Godfree Roberts
    Chinese officials are paid the average prevailing wages in their region. Last time I checked, Xi's salary was US$60,000.

    One of the perks as you move up the ladder is education for your child: if she cannot get into a Chinese university, she can go abroad on the government's dime.

    See my long reply, above, about how hard it is to get into a university there, and you'll understand why Harvard–which would have welcomed her–was a good option.
  • For a long time I've been pointing out that contemporary thinking is lazily drifting toward childish Good Guy / Bad Guy thinking. But, lately, we are getting more and more My Favorite Color articles in which white robots or white dogs or white shoes are assumed to be the Bad Guys because Whiteness Is Bad....
  • A topical robot joke:

    A golfer walks into the clubhouse of the local country club. He tells the gold pro behind the counter that he wants to do 18 and he’s going to need a caddy. The golf pro informs him that the country club is running a promotion and if he tries out one of their experimental robot caddies, he can golf for free. The golfer agrees and takes out the robot. While on the golf course the robot caddy tells the golfer the wind speed, distance, even how hard to hit with which club. He has the best game of his life.

    The next time the golfer goes to the country club he tells the golf pro that he wants to do 18 holes and that he wants to get one of the robot caddies. He informs the golfer that they don’t have the robot caddies anymore. The golfer, all upset, tells him how great they were and asks him what happened. Well, the golf pro tells him, members were complaining that the sun would reflect off their metallic material and into their eyes. The golfer asks him why they didn’t just paint the robots black? The golf pro answers, they did, but the next day 3 of them didn’t show up for work and the other 3 robbed the pro shop.

    • LOL: Jack D, jim jones
  • From Bloomberg and Yahoo News: Here's the Oath of Allegiance this guy swore when he became a U.S. citizen: Of course, this oath, while still given, has been more or less of a legal dead letter since the Warren Court's 1967 decision in the case of Afroyim v. Rusk, in which the Supreme Court ruled,...
  • 1 down, tens of thousands to go!

    • LOL: jim jones
    • Replies: @Achmed E. Newman
    I hit that "Agree" too soon. It's probably in the multiple hundreds of thousands (Somalians).
  • From the New York Times: The Scramble for Africa is too horrible to contemplate. The current Scramble for Europe is too sacred to criticize.
  • An Englishman Plays Risk:

    • Replies: @guest
    Poking fun at all manner of national stereotypes. Except India and Ireland, whose only characteristics are that they resent invaders.
  • The culturally dominant theory that white people stole vast sums from black people by redlining black neighborhoods in 1938-1967 ignores the history of 1968-2019, in which lending to black home buyers was strongly encouraged, with apparently disastrous effects on black net worth. The most obvious example is the 2002 White House Conference on Increasing Minority...
  • The best robots have white skin and blue eyes:

  • An anonymous iSteve commenter envisions the Craft Beer future in which the intersectional get paid, and without all that tedious brewing: Unfortunately, since almost all the American macrobrews with tons of money like Bud and Coors have German names, it's going to be a genealogical challenge to find Hereditary Guilt in their family trees. But...
  • @Cagey Beast
    I wonder if the American definition of the word "liberal" comes from these German '48ers? Everywhere else. "liberal" refers to a classical liberal of some sort but in the US, it means a socialist or social democrat of some sort.

    I have to translate US political rhetoric for my acquaintances, Liberal means Leftist and Blue means Red.

    • Agree: Cagey Beast
  • From the Democratic debate: From Vox: Question: I hear you saying there is a
  • Don’t slam another guy’s head to the sidewalk, and you probably won’t get shot.

    • Agree: jim jones, Hail
    • Replies: @Ancient Briton
    The M&Ms saved him - it's Skittles that is killer bait.
  • From Wired: I.e., Dennys Antonialli knows who are the Good Guys whose tweets should be promoted and who are the Bad Guys whose tweets should be banned, but the stupid AI tries to decide whether a tweet is Good or Bad based not on who wrote it but on what it says. If such AI...
  • @Cagey Beast
    OT: Even the Times of London and Guardian are blowing the whistle on one of the most clear-cut cases of the "invade them all, invite them all" policy coming back to hurt the rest of us:

    https://twitter.com/MaxBlumenthal/status/1156298836949839876?s=20

    They managed to get this Lone Wolf’s brother extradited and up before the beak on murder charges just now.
    https://news.sky.com/story/brother-of-manchester-arena-bomber-salman-abedi-being-extradited-to-uk-11764971

    To join the vast roaming herds of Lone Wolves currently infesting the UK and Western Europe from within their “closed communities”.
    “Moderate” muslims, of course, saw and heard nothing. They never do. Funny that.

    • Agree: jim jones, TWS
    • Replies: @J.Ross
    At first I thought you meant the Grey Wolves, the Turkish cartel that has openly taken over German law enforcement as thoroughly as a Mexican cartel controls Mexican law enforcement, and then I saw the word "extradited."
    , @Ghost of Bull Moose
    It takes a wolf pack to raise a lone wolf.
  • From the New York Times opinion page: Democrats Can Win by Running Against Trump’s Racism It’s the right thing to do — both morally and electorally. By Steve Phillips
  • @eah
    My point is Latinos aren’t like blacks in voting patterns or in thinking about race.

    True -- but that isn't saying much, is it? -- because they still voted > 2:1 for HRC -- so unless there is a huge, unprecedented swing in the Hispanic vote (rather unlikely), more Hispanic voters is still very bad news for Republicans -- PEW did a comprehensive, pre-election breakdown of the Hispanic vote for almost every conceivable sub-demographic -- there's no good news for Republicans, just varying degrees of bad.

    But thanks for posting the info -- it's interesting.

    http://www.gannett-cdn.com/usatoday/editorial/graphics/2016/11/110916-Hillary-Hispanic.V2.jpg

    My Filipino neighbours here in London just agree with whatever the Pope says, I assume Hispanics are the same.

    • Replies: @RadicalCenter
    That would be only somewhat accurate as to USA Hispanics, and less accurate as time goes by. Millions of Hispanics in the USA have left the Catholic church and joined evangelical Protestant churches, as is also true in large numbers in Brazil and elsewhere in Latin America.

    Many millions more Hispanics in the USA, including many of our acquaintance, rarely if ever attend church and don’t particularly care what the pope has to say.

    The Catholicism of USA Hispanics has been exaggerated.
  • Anonymous[309] • Disclaimer says:

    Of course Britain’s odious New Labour, (a wholly owned subsidiary of The Economist magazine), were the originators of this policy and pursued it for precisely the same reason.

    The irony is that The Economist – the lead advocates of uncontrolled immigration – will have it all blown up in their ugly, smelly faces. The third worlders will vote in Marxist Labour governments. Not the Thatcher-lite fools and goons of New Labour.

    • Agree: jim jones
    • Replies: @Cowboy Shaw
    New Labour has already vanished into the ether. Nazi Germany lasted longer.
  • From the Boston Globe: It's almost as if white people, despite their innate lack of diversity, are more interested in diverse things, like local craft beers, while The Diverse tend to prefer homogeneous mass market beers. DOES NOT COMPUTE. No haven for white males! How soon until they come for Bill James and replace him...
  • My preferred drink is whiskey, Winston Churchill used to have a glass for breakfast and he lived to be ninety.

  • @Intelligent Dasein
    I don't know about this one. The craft beer scene seems like a bunch of metrosexual hipster-doofus stuff to me---all flannels and man-buns and the smell of musty laundry. It's an arrogant preppy thing. I'm taken to believe these guys are pretty incipiently on the Left. They would be all about diversity if you asked them.

    I just avoid it all like a swamp.

    It’s good though when a bunch of white liberals are just going about their business convinced they have ticked all the appropriate woke boxes then BAM out the blue they get whacked by the loons. If it makes just a couple of them have an epiphany about what is really going on that can only be good. This is a slow process.

    • Agree: jim jones
  • In [Anti]Scientific American, Science Denier Angela Saini writes: The Internet Is a Cesspool of Racist Pseudoscience The author of Superior: The Return of Race Science knows this from firsthand experience By Angela Saini on July 29, 2019 Last month, I temporarily deactivated my Twitter account following a colossal dump of racist abuse into my feed,...
  • @PiltdownMan
    I trust Mr. Sailer will humor this...

    https://i.imgur.com/pnG6ch0.jpg

    Miss Saini has made a terrible life choice.

    She’s blessed by nature with more facial symetric and somewhat more feminine features than most. To pump out these articles and books she clearly has the IQ and conscientiousness to have been a good mom. She could have easily snagged a quality guy back at Oxford or at King’s. Yet i see no hint of a husband or children–the 2nd of which would have taught her something about the validity of “the blank slate”–in her bio. She could now have her third or fourth child potty trained and spending a few hours in pre-school and be doing either the Brit equivalent of PTA stuff or be working from home ramping back up on freelance work. And if she’d had the good sense and rope in a white husband, those kids would have the nice mixed tones–e.g. Meridith Kercher–probably given, Miss Saini’s looks, quite cute.

    Instead she chose to be a mouthpiece for the establishment’s minoritarian/globalist/anti-nationalist bromides. Actually it’s most ludicruous “blank slate”–“race does not exist”, “sex does not exist”–ideological nonsense. (It’s economic globalism is nasty, but less obvious ludicrous.) She gets these nice little pat-on-the-back awards and accoldates which apparently are catnip to gals self-esteem. But the whole march of genetics is going to be debunking her work more and more each year. And the powers that be will inevitably move on to some new (younger, fresher) mouthpiece capable of massaging the science to soothe the discomforting message more subtlely and without the laughable debunked ouevre behind her. In a few years, the looks are gone, the accolades are fading … “here kitty, here kitty”.

    Miss Saini has traded the *real* and *important* and deeply *rewarding* job of motherhood, for a few bucks and a bunch of “you go girl” awards from the PC hothouse.

    There is no end to the destruction wrought by minoritarianism/feminism/progressivism. The kool-aid that kills.

    • Agree: jim jones
    • Replies: @PiltdownMan

    ... She could have easily snagged a quality guy back at Oxford or at King’s. Yet i see no hint of a husband or children–the 2nd of which would have taught her something about the validity of “the blank slate”–in her bio...

    ...instead she chose to be a mouthpiece for the establishment’s minoritarian/globalist/anti-nationalist bromides. Actually it’s most ludicruous “blank slate”–“race does not exist”, “sex does not exist”–ideological nonsense. (It’s economic globalism is nasty, but less obvious ludicrous.) She gets these nice little pat-on-the-back awards and accoldates which apparently are catnip to gals self-esteem. But the whole march of genetics is going to be debunking her work more and more each year. And the powers that be will inevitably move on to some new (younger, fresher) mouthpiece capable of massaging the science to soothe the discomforting message more subtlely and without the laughable debunked ouevre behind her.
     
    I don't disagree with the bulk of what you say, but Angela Saini is married, to a BBC journalist with a London School of Economics degree, and, as Mr. Sailer mentioned, has a child. As he is also a fellow 2nd gen. Indian immigrant to Britain, it is reasonable to surmise that the usual Asian/Indian family pressures to marry "a suitable boy" were operative.

    Unlike the poor, misguided disoriented native born gender studies products of our halls of academe who often lose their way in the dry desert of second wave feminist lifestyles, for immigrant "intellectuals", especially from very traditional cultures such as India, the SJW activism is usually only a way of extracting a livelihood from the cultures they find themselves immersed in. It is not a way of life.

    I wouldn't at all be surprised at all if Ms. Saini actually has a rich and fulfilling family life with her extended family and clan, complete with uncles, aunts, cousins, nephews and nieces, as is the case with many immigrant families.
    , @Rosie

    And if she’d had the good sense and rope in a white husband,
     
    WTF?
  • They may the most delusional piece of writing I think I have ever read, literally everything she believes and says is the opposite of the truth. She is peddling pure, unadulterated nonsense and she thinks it represents not only truth, but scientific truth at that. She is peddling pure establishment nonsense and imagines it and her worldview are lonely outnumbered dissenters under siege by an unenlightened majority.

    The people who are actually scientific are the ones who are blacklisted and denied tenure, while the puerile nonsense she spews is the establishment view that the MSM, the universities, and the social media companies are always pushing, she is like Bizarro.

    • Agree: jim jones
    • Replies: @Jack D
    The apparent lack of self awareness is stunning. It would be an IMPROVEMENT if she were going about this cynically, merely to improve her own standing. But this woman seems to have the absolute certainty of the True Believer. When the Party holds up four fingers and says that it is five, they KNOW how many fingers they are holding up. But she sees five and they don't even have to torture her. She gladly proclaims FIVE, she shouts it with glee. FIVE, FIVE, FIVE is what I see.
    , @J.Ross
    This is exactly why we should worry about the Asian hostility to freedom of speech. They do not fail to understand it. They reject it so they can make stuff up.
  • The American Political Science Review announces a diverse editorial team: Increasingly, contemporary Americans are no longer concerned with abstract concepts like "diversity." Now, "diversity" doesn't mean "diversity," it instead means the Good People who deserve
  • @Jack D

    you have to wonder what the content and exams in such a class are like
     
    It's pretty easy to guess. Such classes are usually notoriously easy A's, not only because prof. of color like to give out A's to students of color but because it's very easy to parrot back the correct ideological line on the exams and papers (God help you though if you don't). No one who doesn't believe this stuff already gets their mind changed by it.

    Modern Educayshun in a a nutshell:

  • In [Anti]Scientific American, Science Denier Angela Saini writes: The Internet Is a Cesspool of Racist Pseudoscience The author of Superior: The Return of Race Science knows this from firsthand experience By Angela Saini on July 29, 2019 Last month, I temporarily deactivated my Twitter account following a colossal dump of racist abuse into my feed,...
  • @BB753
    "But as I was reminded when I researched Superior, racists exist at all levels of society, including in academia, science, media and politics. They have money and power."

    Clearly, Angela Saini is delusional!

    Clearly, Angela Saini is delusional!

    The main problem with Saini (and others of her ilk) isn’t that she’s “delusional” (she may be; I don’t know) — or that she’s scientifically ignorant; even that she writes whole books filled with scientifically ignorant nonsense — the two main problems with Saini are that she 1) aggressively pushes the noxious ‘conventional wisdom’ that people who disagree with her on important/sensitive topics are morally compromised, and 2) she advocates censorship, including/especially of the internet.

    Also a problem, from what I have seen, is that she doesn’t have a lot of intellectual integrity, eg she blocks and otherwise does not engage responsible people who try to constructively confront her about her wrongheadedness.

    But if she would stop condemning people who disagree with her as morally deficient, and stop trying to have the internet censored, fewer people would care about both her lack of intellectual integrity and her scientific ignorance.

    • Agree: BB753, jim jones
    • Replies: @BB753
    What's worse she plays the victim while using Stassi tactics on dissenters.
    , @Forbes

    the two main problems with Saini are ... 1) ... people who disagree with her on important/sensitive topics are morally compromised, and 2) she advocates censorship, including/especially of the internet.
     
    In other words, she doesn't have a credible argument--she has an agenda.
  • Greg Cochran has a very funny review of Angela Saini's review in Nature of a book about race and sports. Her piece is in response to my derisive review of Saini's Science Denialist book Superior: The Return of Race Science: My impression is that Saini is a ladylike Indian lady with a husband and a...
  • @jim jones
    Kids react to the Beatles:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_M9US-cXJMo

    The Beatles suck and are boring. They’re only relevant as an example of social engineering by media-savvy producers.

    Can’t imagine somebody in their right mind would listen to them today willingly.

    • Troll: jim jones
  • In [Anti]Scientific American, Science Denier Angela Saini writes: The Internet Is a Cesspool of Racist Pseudoscience The author of Superior: The Return of Race Science knows this from firsthand experience By Angela Saini on July 29, 2019 Last month, I temporarily deactivated my Twitter account following a colossal dump of racist abuse into my feed,...
  • @Lucas McCrudy
    "To varying degrees, the entire West has transformed itself based upon the blank slate theory. What’s even your rough sketch of plan for governing these multiracial societies once you smash their “noble lie”*"


    Maybe we should have been allowed to have an open, candid, no-holds-barred "discussion" -or at least a tacit acknowledgement by segements of our society that matter- about certain manifestly evident truths that virtually all of our great-grandparents, whether they were Northerers or Southerners, Europeans or Americans, de jure segragationists or supporters of color-blind treatment of citizenry by government, believed in.
    Instead, this so-called "noble lie" was allowed to take root and Western society has been upended by the mass importation of tens of millions of largely low-IQ foreigners and millions of hostile, bitter visibly "foreign" people, who while reasonably competent like Ms. Saini, walk around with a perpetual chip on their shoulders because they know they don't quite fit in with the rest of society.

    In otherwords, we should have been allowed to have this discussion about 60 million immgrants-ago. There would have always been the dilemma of America's home-grown black population, but it's a much deeper hole now.

    The Blank Slate is simply an extension of Christianity, humans are magical creatures

    • Replies: @Cagey Beast
    Christianity does teach that humans are magical creatures but it also teaches we're all born imperfect and into sinfulness. "God became man so that men could become God-like" (also known as theosis). In other words, we're born deeply imperfect and are all given the life task of getting better. The blank slate is an Enlightenment rejection of that, isn't it?
    , @Reg Cæsar

    humans are magical creatures
     
    Only in their "total depravity".
  • It’s so tiresome to listen to everyone screech about the lessons of history, when they in fact mean the lessons of 1939 to 1945. No other time existed apparently, the only mistakes that can be made were the types of mistakes made 1939 to 1945, no other era matters, really. I don’t know how the Germans can stand it since their recorded history reaches back to at least Tacitus but everyone boils them down to 6 years.

    No serious person ever fails to learn the lessons of history, but lots of serious people overlearn the lessons of history. Doubly so if it was recent history, and triply so if, despite some mistakes your side came out on top.

    • Agree: jim jones, Anonymousse
    • Replies: @Anonymous
    And I'm still not sure what those lessons are.

    "Government should be minimal"

    "Don't let bureaucrats and their petty bureaucratic schemes take control of your life"

    "If two socialisms fight each other, the most slavic one wins"

    "Don't make the white kids angry"

    "You can't build on bullshit"

    "This has happened before and it will happen again"

    "Industrialization is a great accelerator of very bad plans"

    "If you think it's over, someone comes up with a Morgenthau plan"

    "Conformism is destructive"

    "Kill all psychopaths before they kill you; delay isn't worth it"
    , @Mr. Anon

    It’s so tiresome to listen to everyone screech about the lessons of history, when they in fact mean the lessons of 1939 to 1945.
     
    It reflects the obsessions of the people who disproportionately wield the bullhorn and shout the loudest.
    , @AnotherDad

    It’s so tiresome to listen to everyone screech about the lessons of history, when they in fact mean the lessons of 1939 to 1945. No other time existed apparently, the only mistakes that can be made were the types of mistakes made 1939 to 1945, no other era matters, really. I don’t know how the Germans can stand it since their recorded history reaches back to at least Tacitus but everyone boils them down to 6 years.
     
    It's much worse than that. These folks have either:
    a) charitably, grabbed onto only one event from the War--the Holocaust--to draw lessons from
    or
    b) uncharitably, completely inverted the actual lessons.

    As i've pointed out before rather than "nationalism", what the war was about was German and Japanese imperialism. Basically driven by fact that these higly competent but late rising nations were locked out of the imperialist division of the world by the British and French and to a lesser extent the Americans, Dutch, Belgians, etc. They were trying to rearrange the existing imperialist order with themselves on top.

    The war propaganda was essentially "nations of the world united against these evil axis bastards pushing other nations around".

    And the post-War consensus was ... yeah, imperialism is bad. People--i.e. various nations--really ought to be running their own affairs. The winners, out of some combination of embarassment and for the Europeans financial constraint started de-colonizing. Indonesia, Philippines, Lebanon, Syria, Burma, India, Ceylon were all independent and the Jews got their own national state immediately or within a few years of the War. Nationalism was the ideology of the day and most of the rest of the old empires were independent nations within a generation. (Some easy, some hard.) The Soviet Union hanging onto it's conquests in Eastern Europe was the big outlier. With, of course, both the Soviets and the U.S. messing quite a bit in nation's affairs around the world during their Cold War contest. But bottom line, there was a world consensus that nations should be governed by their own people.

    This minoritarian ideology, where the problem with the War was "nationalism", the critical event was "the Holocaust" and the "lesson" is we have to make sure minorities never feel uncomfortable and majorities are never allowed to govern their own nations and everyone should obey globo-homo is a revisionist--and nasty, cancerous--interpretation. Not exactly, but close to the exact opposite of what the War was really about and what it should have taught us.
  • Greg Cochran has a very funny review of Angela Saini's review in Nature of a book about race and sports. Her piece is in response to my derisive review of Saini's Science Denialist book Superior: The Return of Race Science: My impression is that Saini is a ladylike Indian lady with a husband and a...
  • @Vinteuil

    ...the true greats (e.g. the Beatles) have the full package – authenticity AND quality.
     
    The Beatles were talented singers/writers of popular songs - and the popular song is an ancient & honorable tradition. But let us not dignify them too much. "Yesterday" & "Hey, Jude" were, for a time, all the rage - but, for today's youth, they're about as relevant as Stephen Foster's "Camptown Races" or "Old Folks at Home." I don't see any of their stuff returning to favor in the foreseeable future - or, for that matter, deserving to do so. In the end, they were a fashionable & very commercially successful 60's pop group.

    The phrase "true greats" should be reserved for sterner stuff.

    Kids react to the Beatles:

    • LOL: Vinteuil
    • Replies: @anonymous coward
    The Beatles suck and are boring. They're only relevant as an example of social engineering by media-savvy producers.

    Can't imagine somebody in their right mind would listen to them today willingly.
  • From the Baltimore Sun in 2018: Baltimore's current Carnival of Murder can be timed precisely to Black Lives Matter's Freddie Gray memorial riot in downtown Baltimore on April 27, 2015. There were 342 homicides in Baltimore last year, 56 per 100,000 people who live in the city. That’s the highest per capita in the city’s...
  • @Ris_Eruwaedhiel
    Which segment of the Black population is having kids - the decent, intelligent Blacks that I know often have only 1. I used to work with a 35-year-old fellow in Office Services with five kids by three different women.

    Children are expensive and stressful, people only have them by accident

  • I'm reviewing Once Upon a Time ... in Hollywood for Taki's Magazine, so I'd like to hear your opinion.
  • The American Political Science Review announces a diverse editorial team: Increasingly, contemporary Americans are no longer concerned with abstract concepts like "diversity." Now, "diversity" doesn't mean "diversity," it instead means the Good People who deserve
  • @Thirdtwin
    "...co-led by twelve..."

    Doomed to fail. This will be the downfall of The Squad, too.

    The next time the Squad meets up, leave an apple on the meeting room table “to the most beautiful”.

    • LOL: jim jones
    • Replies: @J.Ross
    Nice.
  • I'm reviewing Once Upon a Time ... in Hollywood for Taki's Magazine, so I'd like to hear your opinion.
  • I never even managed to make it through the trailer, the man is overrated.

  • From the Baltimore Sun in 2018: Baltimore's current Carnival of Murder can be timed precisely to Black Lives Matter's Freddie Gray memorial riot in downtown Baltimore on April 27, 2015. There were 342 homicides in Baltimore last year, 56 per 100,000 people who live in the city. That’s the highest per capita in the city’s...
  • @JohnnyD
    All the people denouncing Trump and defending Baltimore, especially Michelle Obama, would never live there in a million years.

    And that’s the same with the immigrant ghettoes and with the countries those immigrants came from. They have been hypnotized into making their morality a cargo cult ritual, into presupposing that the fountains of great moral feeling must always spring somewhere else, so that to discuss moral issues is to talk about things far away.

    • Agree: jim jones
  • Baltimore PD Muslim civilian employee beaten and robbed of his vehicle by 3 feral teens on e-scooters. A white men in “blackface” hate crime? Muslim “civil rights leaders” offering reward, now up to $32,000 for information.

    • Agree: jim jones
    • Replies: @Anonymous

    Baltimore PD Muslim civilian employee beaten and robbed of his vehicle by 3 feral teens on e-scooters. A white men in “blackface” hate crime?
     
    "white Blacks"
  • From The Tablet: DEMOCRATS ARE TURNING IMMIGRATION INTO A MORAL ULTIMATUM Why have attitudes on immigration gotten so much more radical in recent years? Hint: It’s not just Trump. By Zach Goldberg July 25, 2019 • 12:00 AM Deciding who does and does not get to become an American has never been simply a matter...
  • Hungary is giving big money to any woman willing to knock out a couple of children, maybe the USA should start selling Trump sperm to Eastern Europe:

    https://www.zerohedge.com/news/2019-07-27/hungary-offering-35000-lifetime-tax-exemption-having-lots-children

  • From the Baltimore Sun in 2018: Baltimore's current Carnival of Murder can be timed precisely to Black Lives Matter's Freddie Gray memorial riot in downtown Baltimore on April 27, 2015. There were 342 homicides in Baltimore last year, 56 per 100,000 people who live in the city. That’s the highest per capita in the city’s...
  • As you would expect the BBC is in a state of hysteria because Trump dared to tell the truth:

  • Littering is a famous social problem, but not one that much academic research has been devoted to in recent decades, probably because of the obvious ethnic and immigrant angles. I've been wondering why I tend to assume that Latino Littering is more of a problem than Black Littering. I think the answer I've come up...
  • @anonymous
    Upon visiting Manhattan's Chinatown a few years ago , I was amazed at the habit of middle-aged & older Chinese (both sexes) of hawking up and spitting on the sidewalk.
    Never seen this before (I mean as a common habit, done without embarrassment in close proximity to others) except among recent African immigrants.
    TB, anyone?

    OK, now I’ve gotta tell my quick anecdote in my otherwise praiseful posts about personal experience with Chinese healthcare*. Inside the hospital, up on a floor, as we waited for blood test results, a woman in a scrubs type of get-up hawked a loogie (note the proper terminology, Nebula!) into the trash can near us. During the 20 minute wait, she did that 3 times. “Man, if a nurse did this in the US, she’d get canned, wouldn’t she?” I asked. “No, she’s not a nurse, she’s a doctor.” I was told. Man, did I feel like a male chauvinist!

    .

    * For those interested, see Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, and Part 4.

    • LOL: jim jones, RVBlake
  • From Nature: I don't actually know what this headline means other than: Angela Saini No Like! Angela Saini assesses a book examining how bad science lingers. Angela Saini 23 JULY 2019 Kenyan athletes are often subject to debate over their supposed genetic advantage at distance running. Skin Deep: Journeys in the Divisive Science of Race...
  • @Anonymous
    I know it's not quite the same thing, but a pointer in the right direction - what about the unique genetic mutations that the indigenous Andean and Tibetan peoples have in the blood cell physiology which enable them to thrive in low oxygen levels?

    Such is the power of genetic sweeps and natural selection, over a time period which is trivial in evolutionary terms. Thus, in pre modern times, any physiological selection which gave a survival edge to a particular gene pool in a particular mode of life would be selected for.

    Just what is controversial about that?

    Such is the power of genetic sweeps and natural selection, over a time period which is trivial in evolutionary terms. Thus, in pre modern times, any physiological selection which gave a survival edge to a particular gene pool in a particular mode of life would be selected for.

    Just what is controversial about that?

    You’re spot on Anon[201]. There’s absolutely nothing controversial about selection at all.

    This entire “controversy” has absolutely nothing to do with any real scientific dispute at all.

    The dispute is entirely because some races do much better at “modern life” than other races … and explaining those differences in biological terms undermines a very successful line of minoritarian attack upon coherent white gentile nations.

    That’s it. There’s no actual controversy that merits the name “science”. It’s simply that science undermines minoritarianism … and that’s hersey!

    • Agree: jim jones
  • For those who are interested, Angela Saini was on a team, last Christmas, of four alumni representing King’s College, London in a quiz show. She is introduced around 2:51.

    • Agree: jim jones
    • Replies: @The Wild Geese Howard
    All I see are 8 IYIs. What's interesting about that?

    Ms. Saini is no Sunny Leone.
    , @Lurker
    The BBC somehow ended up with two men on the other team. Clearly they need to look more closely at future casting decisions. And Jeremy Paxman (host) will perhaps be the last straight, white man presenting this show?
  • From the New York Times oped page: Ilhan Omar: It Is Not Enough to Condemn Trump’s Racism The nation’s ideals are under attack, and it is up to all of us to defend them. By Ilhan Omar Ms. Omar is a Democratic congresswoman from Minnesota. July 25, 2019 ... Last week, as President Trump watched...
  • From Nature: I don't actually know what this headline means other than: Angela Saini No Like! Angela Saini assesses a book examining how bad science lingers. Angela Saini 23 JULY 2019 Kenyan athletes are often subject to debate over their supposed genetic advantage at distance running. Skin Deep: Journeys in the Divisive Science of Race...
  • @syonredux
    Can't wait to see her explain that cultural factors are holding Pygmies back in Track and Field.......

    Can’t wait to see her explain that cultural factors are holding Pygmies back in Track and Field…….

    I am not sure of the rules, but would they be allowed to run under the hurdles?

    • LOL: Kylie, jim jones
  • From The Tablet: DEMOCRATS ARE TURNING IMMIGRATION INTO A MORAL ULTIMATUM Why have attitudes on immigration gotten so much more radical in recent years? Hint: It’s not just Trump. By Zach Goldberg July 25, 2019 • 12:00 AM Deciding who does and does not get to become an American has never been simply a matter...
  • @Jack D
    Maybe the women and children mostly drowned. At least one survived because I saw an interview with a Sudanese woman on BBC. Her 7 year old child had drowned. She was of course distraught (compelling TV - you have to feel sorry for her) and blamed the UN authorities for not giving her legal refuge so that she was forced to use the smugglers instead.

    I really don't know what combination of economic and political desperation vs. desire to live the easy life in the West really drives these folks but when you have 2 bodies of water at vastly different levels there is going to tremendous pressure on any dam that you erect to separate them. It's hard to say that the West did a great job with colonialism the last time we tried it (some places such as Congo were worse than other (British ruled) places) and it's deeply unfashionable (and hard to implement on a self-funding basis) but the idea of UN mandates to run these places is not crazy because they are clearly not capable of running themselves and it's going to spill over to the West one way or another. The cost of the necessary military garrisons or whatever will pale compared to the cost of having the West overrun by barbarians who will in the end destroy Western civilization.

    At least one survived because I saw an interview with a Sudanese woman on BBC. Her 7 year old child had drowned. She was of course distraught (compelling TV – you have to feel sorry for her)

    I don’t feel the slightest bit sorry for her. I’m only sorry she didn’t drown along with the rest of them.

    • Agree: jim jones
    • Replies: @Jack D
    This is wrong. Any human has to feel sorry for a grieving mother who has just lost her child (even if she is partly to blame).

    The problem is that you have to separate your emotions from your rational mind and base policy only on the latter. Dems and socialists, esp. of the female type, are unable to do this - all you have to do is show them a picture of a girl burned by napalm or a dead baby on a beach or a mother and child running away from tear gas or an Iraqi prisoner being tortured and the debate is over. You can't base policy on iconic photos but this is exactly how we have been forming policy in the last 50 years and it's a ridiculous way to do it.

    But to say that you don't feel sorry for these people - that's cold. They're human. Doesn't mean that they can or should come live in your country but you still have to feel sorry for their plight.
    , @Alden
    She probably threw the kid overboard hoping to save herself. No sympathy.
  • This seems to be very common on the Left – the Overton Window gets pushed to the left constantly and last year’s “radical” position becomes this year’s minimum requirement for not being a Deplorable. We saw this with issues like gay marriage, which was once (not too long ago) opposed even by mainstream Democrat figures like Obama but very quickly became something that all right thinking people supported. If in 2019 you hold the exact same position on gay marriage that Obama held in 2009, this can only mean that you are some kind of Bible thumping yahoo Neanderthal. When the Dems pull this off successfully, it becomes not only the mandatory position for mainstream Democrat politicians but for EVERYONE, including mainstream Republicans.

    The Democrat primary season is prime time for Overton Window pushing as mainstream candidates are pulled toward the position of the most Leftist candidates in order to maintain their appeal with the Party activist base. So the most Leftist primary candidates will take up the $15/hr minimum wage or Medicare for all and pretty soon ALL the candidates have shifted toward the same position – no one wants to be labeled as the reactionary old fart who won’t get with the program. That’s where we are now with open borders.

    And of course, it’s not just candidates – once Pravda (oops, I mean the NY Times) announces the Party Line then all good liberals have to get in line and even if they thought that open borders was insane a week ago, effective immediately this is the position of all right-thinking people and anyone who says otherwise gets his Goodwhite card confiscated and must be considered as belonging to the camp of the enemy.

    • Agree: jim jones
    • Replies: @L Woods

    this can only mean that you are some kind of Bible thumping yahoo Neanderthal
     
    Given that the Neanderthals were apparently more intelligent and less group(think) oriented than homo sapiens, they’d actually be right funnily enough.
    , @Jesse
    I wouldn't lump raising the minimum wage with open borders. Raising the most minimum wage is both good and wildly popular. (It's also completely incompatible with open borders.)
    , @Digital Samizdat

    So the most Leftist primary candidates will take up the $15/hr minimum wage or Medicare for all and pretty soon ALL the candidates have shifted toward the same position ...
     
    Wouldn't mind either of those. But what liberals refuse to see is that they are completely, utterly and totally incompatible with open borders.
    , @Nicholas Stix
    "When the Dems pull this off successfully, it becomes not only the mandatory position for mainstream Democrat politicians but for EVERYONE, including mainstream Republicans."

    The Dems' success is always predicated on the GOPers' surrender. If Republicans fiercely fought back on every hill, they would have been stopping the Communists, er, Democrats, cold again and again. Instead, with every fight, mainstream Republicans say to themselves, "That's not a hill I'm willing to die on."

    Mainstream Republicans have been worse than Communists for generations, because they deliberately sap the moral force of patriotic, conservatives to fill their own pockets, while surrendering to the Reds at every turn. The GOP-ers are anti-anti-Communists (think Bill Kristol, John Podhoretz, Obama conservative David Brooks, et al.).

    And whenever a patriot arises willing to die on that hill, the a-a-Cs turn on him with fury, as they did with Trump. William F. Buckley Jr. did it all the time, going back to Robert Welch in 1962.

    https://nicholasstixuncensored.blogspot.com/2016/10/william-f-buckley-how-i-conspired-to.html
  • • Replies: @Jesse
    And where do the cultural practices come from?

    I wish the Pakistanis in Pakistan's all prosperity and happiness, however they define it. But "be like me" isn't great advice.
  • The left hates winners – any group that seems to be doing a lot better than others is immediately suspect, and they go looking for explanations for how success for group A came at Group B’s expense…and that Group B was likely just as smart, talented, vibrant, (probably more so) but had the misfortune of running into the fiendishly clever Group A.

    So despite there being many cultures outside of the US that have existed for thousands of years but are still economic and cultural laggards, it’s white Americans’ fault – if not directly, then by association because of their ancestors. The only answer is for us to lay down and let others take our stuff.

    I had this conversation a few years back with a person of Pakistani ancestry, who claimed European colonialism was the reason his homeland was such a screwed up backwards mess. I asked what happened there in the 5,000 years before Europeans discovered it, and he had no answer for that.

    • Agree: jim jones
    • Replies: @Redneck farmer
    They didn't have to compare themselves to Europeans, duh.
    , @Jake
    The Left does not Jews, per capita the richest people on the planet. The Left does not hate Hollywood moguls. The Left does not hate Arab sheiks. The Left does not hate the New York Times or the Washington Post. The Left does not hate all kinds of 'winners.' Liberal and hard Left faculty are the winners at Harvard, and the Left loves them.

    The Left hates in proportion to the degree to which the group in question is perceived to be still tied to something pre-Modern European and therefore of Christendom and to the degree that the group is feared to be a potential threat to Modern Revolution in a general sense.
    , @Ian Smith
    I’ve heard that line of thinking a lot from 3rd world intellectuals. It’s either blame colonialism or admit your society sucks, so it’s an understandable if counterproductive way of thinking.
    , @Tiny Duck
    Not true and you are ignorant

    Liberals love Black Men and they win in the sexual marketplace

    We are fighting against white supremacy and will show no mercy

    The thing is a white majority country face as trump a man who is a traitor and conspired with Russia to steal the election

    The mueller hearing confirmed it

    The article is senseless, there is no theoretical framework & it lacks external validity. Reads like an ideological rant, not science
    , @pyrrhus
    There's one small group that has done far better than other minorities, and even has its own country which gets huge subsidies from the US, that Democrats don't criticize, and even seem to worship....
    , @Reg Cæsar

    a person of Pakistani ancestry, who claimed European colonialism was the reason his homeland was such a screwed up backwards mess
     
    The U.S. Navy sent my uncle to Pakistan in the 1960s. It must be his fault.

    Now, that was East Pakistan, a subcontinent away from Pakistan Pakistan. But maybe it was Uncle Ray who put all those weird American ideas he picked up in grade school civics into Bengal minds, thus riving a natural, compact entity into separate World Cup cricket elevens.
    , @Hypnotoad666

    they go looking for explanations for how success for group A came at Group B’s expense…and that Group B was likely just as smart, talented, vibrant, (probably more so) but had the misfortune of running into the fiendishly clever Group A
     
    But, strangely, super-successful and clever Group J is never a problem.
    , @istevefan

    The left hates winners – any group that seems to be doing a lot better than others is immediately suspect, and they go looking for explanations for how success for group A came at Group B’s expense…and that Group B was likely just as smart, talented, vibrant, (probably more so) but had the misfortune of running into the fiendishly clever Group A.
     
    I think part of this is correct, however, you need to scope it down to Europeans. The left has a problem with Whites. When non-White groups outperform others, it is usually not a problem for them, else they'd be interested in the Asian-White gap and other related issues. I don't think they have even contemplated the Asian-black gap. So it appears they are only upset when Whites outperform others.
    , @Jim bob Lassiter
    "The left hates winners – any group that seems to be doing a lot better than others is immediately suspect, and they go looking for explanations for how success for group A came at Group B’s expense…and that Group B was likely just as smart, talented, vibrant, (probably more so) but had the misfortune of running into the fiendishly clever Group A."

    Really? Could have fooled me. With a few notable exceptions (e. g. The Clitless Bulbhead), I just haven't see much on the "left" in the way of subjecting (((Fiendishly Clever Group A))) to an inquisition.
  • From Salon a few years ago: Bruce Hay is a Harvard Law School Professor. In the two weeks since his death, many have spoken about Antonin Scalia’s undeniable impact on American law. As attention shifts to filling the vacancy he has left on the Supreme Court, I would like instead to talk about his less...
  • @AnotherDad

    So my unspoken policy is to have no extra-curricular interactions with the afore-mentioned categories. No beers after class, no personal conversation – I just maintain a polite and professional distance, physically and emotionally.
     
    American women have been so steeped in the minoritarian narrative of "oppression" they seem to have lost all reason. This male response to #MeToo is entirely predictable, but women lack even the one step reasoning to predict it.

    I'm a guy, i'm not claiming navigating life as a girl is easy. But if you're sporting a couple X chromosomes, then that's you job, so just do it directly:

    If you've been raped, go to the police.

    If a guy gives you an undesired grope--smack him.

    If a guy makes an undesired request for a date, or other romance--turn him down politely and sympathetically--it's actually a compliment to your feminity--but explicitly.

    It's obvious to me, that a lot of women do not deal male romantic interest explicitly because they want to milk it to get favors, special treatment etc. Sorry. You don't have that have-my-cake-and-eat-it-too privilege. If you want males--or a male--to stop X, Y, Z, then be clear and stop it.

    ~~

    The #MeToo path we're on, fewer women will find male mentors, fewer women will be "in the loop" with male colleagues, fewer women will get asked out--especially by the guy they want and fewer women will get married and fewer will have the life and the babies they wanted.

    Which perhaps was the point of those pushing it.

    AD-

    The milking you point out is not always consciously done by the woman. There are many, many men who, for one reason or another, misinterpret friendly, open behavior from women as a sign of genuine romantic interest.

    Possibly a design flaw in humans, or possibly a cosmic joke, one that is getting very old.

    • Agree: jim jones
  • From the New York Times oped page: Ilhan Omar: It Is Not Enough to Condemn Trump’s Racism The nation’s ideals are under attack, and it is up to all of us to defend them. By Ilhan Omar Ms. Omar is a Democratic congresswoman from Minnesota. July 25, 2019 ... Last week, as President Trump watched...
  • Anonymous[337] • Disclaimer says:
    @Hypnotoad666
    So Omar's clan were apparatchik in a Marxist-Jihadist regime. That totally checks out.

    We really know how to pick 'em.

    Who specifically signs the approval documents that grant the visas, asylum invitations, refugee approvals etc ?

    Is there some autonomous machine in the corner that just spits out these documents ? Perhaps a man in a short sleeve white shirt and clip on tie ferociously rubber stamping paperwork for 8 hours a day ?
    Do any of the involved staff at these agencies speak arabic, somali, have access to relevant documents, knowledge of east African cold war history. Is that the correct use of our nations resources to perform these formidable fictional tasks ?

    This is the deep state. Without knowing the specific series of events and the people who approve this it will never be stopped.

    Who approved the refugee grant ?

    • Agree: jim jones
    • Replies: @TheMediumIsTheMassage
    You're asking too many questions, which makes you a conspiracy theorist and racist. Good People just trust the government when it comes to things like that.
    , @guest
    There is a man, in my imagination. His is the final decision, and his name is Roy Bean:

    https://www.indiewire.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/05/life-and-times.jpg
    , @Pericles
    The US likes to collect and stash away various losers of the political high-wire games for future uses, doesn't it? I guess that Gulen guy must have been a disappointment when he failed against Erdogan.
    , @bomag

    Is there some autonomous machine in the corner that just spits out these documents ?
     
    I've seen some pretty criminally minded people come through the legal immigration system.

    Largest problem is the legions of "immigration lawyers" who see their job as the equivalent of a defense attorney trying to free a client. They spin and massage the documents to the max for low level people with no money; I imagine someone at a higher level like Ilhan had a team of such.

    And the sending countries do what they can to shed themselves of these awesomely vibrant and diverse.
  • From Salon a few years ago: Bruce Hay is a Harvard Law School Professor. In the two weeks since his death, many have spoken about Antonin Scalia’s undeniable impact on American law. As attention shifts to filling the vacancy he has left on the Supreme Court, I would like instead to talk about his less...
  • @Hapalong Cassidy
    Geez, the first clue should have been when she said “I couldn’t help notice how attractive you are.” Sorry, but normal women don’t do that. Not saying they don’t ever take the initiative, but they are never that direct. If that woman had approached me like that, my first assumption would have been that she was a prostitute.

    One of the very few times I’ve been hit on since I’ve been married was at a store near Dulles airport. A gorgeous half-Thai stewardess approached me and made small talk.

    It was so surreal that my nearly immediate thought was: what’s the scam?

    Remember: if you can’t spot the mark, you’re the mark.

    • Agree: jim jones
  • From the New York Times: So ... not exactly "plenty," but that's not the point, is it?
  • China landed a rover on the dark side of the moon this year. I’ll bet they didn’t count how many women, blacks, whites, illegals, homos or other Pokemon-point-winners were in the control room.

    • Agree: jim jones
  • One of the weirder ideological phenomena of the time is how liberals have become demented over hunting down and destroying anybody who mentions that the diverse tend to ... litter. I remain baffled over their motivation. Do they believe that when Amy Wax or Tucker Carlson mention Latino littering they are actually dogwhistling Nazi racial...
  • @nebulafox
    But the common people don't always care, either.

    When you are talking to someone older from, say, Indonesia, asking them if they are upset about the environment having degraded so much over the last 50 years, elicits a blank stare at best. As far as they are concerned, they eat well, they can drive their kids to the next town for education, they don't have smallpox ravaging their kampungs anymore. The clean, green, agrarian pre-industrial past absolutely sucked: why would anyone want to go back? I'm not trying to slag off the importance of taking care of the environment, but I don't think it is hard to see why someone from that background would take a dim view of 1st World environmentalism if it comes into conflict with the real, tangible benefits of modern technology as they've experienced it. It has to be made clear that it doesn't have to, and comfortable Washington think tank analysts aren't always great at understanding priorities for most people.

    There's room for optimis: China is getting started on a massive effort to clean things up, and while it has a long, long way to go, it is putting in effort now. (India is another, more depressing story, from all that I've heard.) But caring about things like the environment only becomes possible when you aren't caring about more immediate things in life. Even in the developed world, I think many voters are going to get pretty hostile if they are the ones who are paying the price-what if they can't afford to drive anymore?-for the concerns of the upper-middle class and the billionaires. Especially if they see said billionaires flying around in private jets. The job of a successful ruling class presiding over a pleasant society to live in is to set an example, not hector.

    It also does not help that the same people decrying the eating and living habits of the American people are vociferously against probably the quickest and most practical way of helping the environment: nuclear power. (Among so many other things: even leaving aside the fact that we have our own oil now, wouldn't everybody like to be free from the whims of Middle Eastern theocrats?)

    Yes, agreed, the Chinese are going gangbusters to clean up the place. They are a can-do country now, and what they set their minds to do will happen in a big way.

    One problem will be to teach people to quit spitting so much, having their kids take dumps in the sticker bushes in downtown Shanghai, and stuff like that. Can they find a minority to go on TV and cry when he sees a grown Chinawoman hawk a loogie at the departure gate at Pudong Airport? Who are they going to find, though? The Han Chinese have been living there for 5,000 years.

    • Agree: jim jones
  • From Salon a few years ago: Bruce Hay is a Harvard Law School Professor. In the two weeks since his death, many have spoken about Antonin Scalia’s undeniable impact on American law. As attention shifts to filling the vacancy he has left on the Supreme Court, I would like instead to talk about his less...
  • @El Dato
    Things may change between February 2016 and today!

    She’s an extraordinary polymath — gifted violinist, writer and novelist; fluent speaker of a half-dozen languages; math genius. And physicist. ... She’s decided to leave academic physics after finishing the doctorate. She has become too absorbed in the struggle for equality – for being accorded the most basic human dignity – to think of anything else. She could not live with herself, she tells me, if she did not devote her talents to helping the many trans women whose lives are decimated by the bigotry and ignorance of those around them.
     
    Something out of a Greg Bear or Greg Egan story, shurely?

    She just did the PhD. The brilliancy is still in the future ... or not.

    From the other article...

    Haider, a loquacious, impassioned Indian-Pakistani trans woman physicist, the mother of two children (who call her “Maman”) birthed by the sultry, soft-spoken French daughter of a major Jewish American songwriter (she’s called “Sumi”). (Haider’s boyfriend Klein, Hay later discovered)
     
    No wonder this results in ... "unintended consequences".

    She just did the PhD. The brilliancy is still in the future … or not.

    Her Ph.D. is in applied physics, which is a fall-back when you wash out of hard physics. It’s usually the equivalent of some sort of engineering degree — still real STEM, but not physics. I’ve seen cases where a physics professor of color has an undergraduate B.S. in physics, and a Ph.D. in physics education, issued by the education department. That’s really a fall-back! I’ve even seen one of those from Stanford where the physics department issued a physics degree to a PoC on the topic of teaching physics to minority populations. What a prostitution of the Stanford brand, laundering a grievance studies degree through the physics department.

    • Agree: jim jones
    • Replies: @Kronos
    Were they mainly male or female POC?
    , @anonymous
    Last year, there were two women with PhDs in physics education who were bitching about not being on a tenure track. This is the crap that's going on in STEM these days.
  • They changed Twitter lately, apparently eliminating "the ratio" so you can't see how many people responded to point out that the bald eagle is the national bird, on the Great Seal of the United States, that the olive branch is conspicuous by leaving out the arrows also used in other bald eagle heraldry, and that's...
  • @Jack D
    Just Fermi? Not Szilard, Bethe, Bohr, Franck, Kistiakowsky, Rabi, Teller, Ulam, von Neumann, Wigner? Not all the Brits that were seconded to the project? Not all of the NON Founding Stock American scientists (Alvarez, Oppenheimer, Feynman, etc.). You're delusional. The US just didn't have a deep enough bench of 1st class physicists. It would be like the NHL without Canadians. Before the War, the world centers of physics were in Europe, not the US. Oppenheimer studied in Cambridge and Goettingen.

    I think that if you remove all these guys, if we had gotten to the Bomb ever, it would have been at least a couple of years more - far too late to save the lives of the 400,000+ GIs who would had died in the invasion of Japan.

    I think that if you remove all these guys, if we had gotten to the Bomb ever, it would have been at least a couple of years more – far too late to save the lives of the 400,000+ GIs who would had died in the invasion of Japan.

    I think that number is a politically motivated exaggeration. Remember by that time we would have been establishing easy access to airstrips in China, and even Russia. The Japs would have played host to a massive firebombing authored by us, and participated in by every ally with access to a prop plane. Bomber planes would have turned Japan into a righteous moonscape before one American soldier took a step on Jap dirt.

    Never take for granted the profoundly negative effect that 24/7 hour fire bombings would have on a committed fellow’s will to fight on. Even the most fanatical Jap soldier becomes lazy and listless when he see’s his family on fire. It just seems to suck the love of the emperor out of him. Short-circuits the executive function like nobodies business.

    Imagine your mom and dad, wife and kids on fire, running aimlessly, screaming, and wailing until they collapse in the molten tar of the street in front of their home. I’m sure you’ll agree, going forward, that it would have a decided negative effect on your ability to complete tasks.

    • LOL: jim jones
  • @snorlax
    Fauxcahontas, Jorge Ramos, Shaun King, G.K. Butterfield and Hidden Figure Katherine Johnson[1][2][3] beg to differ.

    [1]
    https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/2/22/Katherine_Johnson_medal.jpeg

    [2] According to Wikipedia, she is a world-leading research mathematician and physicist and computer scientist and "aerospace technologist." Move over Wernher!

    [3] If Neil Armstrong raped the moon, does that make her an accessory?? #TimesUp
  • Hoseong Ryu’s trouble at Intel started even before he began working there, he claimed in a lawsuit filed this week. Ryu, 45, applied in 2014 for a software engineering job at Intel, and was interviewed by a three-man panel, according to his lawsuit filed in Northern California U.S. District Court. One interviewer at the Santa...
  • I worked with Indian Java coders 12 years ago NOBODY COULD UNDERSTAND THEM

    • Agree: jim jones
    • Replies: @FLgeezer
    >NOBODY COULD UNDERSTAND THEM

    Nor could they understand the spaghetti code they produced I’ll wager.
    , @El Dato
    Well, we developed AI, so why not let it loose on code consisting of 20 pages of imbricated if then else statements doing string comparisons?
    , @bruce county
    My taxi driver was a dot Indian... I couldn't understand him either.
  • Mocking flatists is racial dog whistling. It's misogynistic, too: Globularism is white supremacy. Which Democrat presidential candidate has the courage to call out the ubiquitous flatism plaguing this country? My money is on Marianne Williamson, though there's a real opportunity for Warren to shore up an electoral weakness. If she's astute enough to seize it...
  • Wait … what? The Earth isn’t flat? I guess I need to reconsider my membership in the Church of Ikea.

    • LOL: jim jones
  • As I've long mentioned, the New York Times tends to employ a number of good news reporters who do feel a responsibility to eventually wedge into their stories a few facts that might disrupt The Narrative even when the truth disturbs the delicate feelings of the all-important Subscriber Base. A compromise appears to have evolved...
  • Headline from a perhaps not-too-distant-future: “White Man Seen Entering Store”

    “This white guy, he just, like, walks right into the store. He didn’t tip his hat to us, or bow, and he certainly wasn’t covering his face as he should have been. He just strode right in and went about his shopping like nothing was wrong, completely oblivious to the pain and suffering his existence causes people of color!”

    • LOL: jim jones
  • From the Washington Post: These two paragraphs accidentally point out bizarre aspects of the SPLC's long campaign of demonization of the civic-minded citizen John Tanton as the master puppeteer waging war on the American Dream of Pre-Americans all over the world. He had a good job, but, so far as I know, he wasn't some...
  • @Romanian
    Can you summarize it? The website is not available in the EU.

    If you use the Brave browser there’s an option for anonymous browsing via TOR.

    As well as enabling me to see sites which are barred to UK citizens (generally links to sports feeds), it enables me to read US sites otherwise unavailable to EU citizens.

    • Agree: jim jones
    • Replies: @Romanian
    Thanks. I should check that out.