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      From my new book review in Taki’s Magazine:

      Civil Rights Gone Wrong

      A couple of heavyweight conservative thinkers, Charles Murray and Christopher Caldwell, have important new books out this month: Murray’s upcoming Human Diversity: The Biology of Gender, Race, and Class and Caldwell’s The Age of Entitlement: America Since the Sixties.

      Caldwell, a distinguished prose stylist, is immensely quotable…except for his new book’s name. I presume The Age of Entitlement is intended as a Voltairean pun on “the Age of Enlightenment” in the manner of his 2009 title Reflections on the Revolution in Europe: Immigration, Islam, and the West and its Burkean riff on Reflections on the Revolution in France. Unfortunately, the moniker The Age of Entitlement gives the vague impression that it’s going to be another snooze from the deep root-canal school of economics about the Social Security trust fund or whatever.

      Instead, The Age of Entitlement is an explosive rethinking of history since JFK’s assassination that comes to the reactionary conclusion that the only salvation for American conservatism is to repeal the sainted 1964 Civil Rights Act and restore the constitutional right to freedom of association.

      This is a striking judgment for Caldwell, a sober and cultured (the only conversation I can recall having with him was in 1992, and it mostly regarded how to properly pronounce “Nabokov”) analyst, to arrive at; his career has been largely spent writing for the respectable right, such as the Financial Times, the late Weekly Standard, and The Wall Street Journal.

      In contrast, I’ve never felt any regard for the long-gone Jim Crow era, which I’ve always found almost Hindu-like in its grotesque caste rules.

      Read the whole thing there.

       
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      1. Wow. I can’t wait to read it. 4 years ago I would have laughed at the thesis, but now it appears accurate.

        If Trump gets 5 more years, his judges will likely be half of the federal bench, so the tide may be turning.

        • Agree: jim jones
        • Replies: @anonymous
        "If Trump gets 5 more years, his judges will likely be half of the federal bench, so the tide may be turning."

        Yeah, Right.

        Did the tide turn with all the Republican appointees who issued the ruling in Roe v Wade?

        Did the tide turn with Justice Kennedy, a Republican choice who helped rewrite the legal definition of marriage?

        Did the tide turn with Justice Roberts, a Republican choice who nailed down Big Sickness for the pharmaceutical and insurance industries?

        Will the tide turn with Justice Kavanaugh, Mr. Trump's choice? Who earned his first robe by helping President Cheney with the Patriot Act?

        Like the “federal” elections held every November in even-numbered years and the 5-4 decrees of the Court, the partisan judicial nominations and nailbiting confirmation hearings are another part of the RedBlue puppet show that keeps people gulled into accepting that so many things in life are to be run by Washington.

        I’m still inclined to the notion that the Constitution was intended, at least by some of its authors and supporters, to create a limited national government. But even by the time of Marbury, those entrusted with the powers have arrogated the authority to redefine them.

        The three branches that were to "check" and "balance" each other are three hands washing themselves. The Court exists to deal with hot potato social issues in lieu of the invertebrate Congress, to forebear (along with the invertebrate Congress) the warmongering and other “foreign policy” waged under auspices of the President, and to dignify the Establishment’s shepherding and fleecing of the people.

        Why should a robed, unelected politician be redefining marriage? Entrusted to enforce the Constitutional limitations on the others? Sure, questions like these are posed from time to time in a dissenting Justice’s opinion, but that ends the discussion other than in the context of replacing old Justice X with middle-aged Justice Y, as exemplified in your naïve comment.
        , @Gene Su
        Gaius, you are being overly optimistic. Trump has not taken any action against blacks. No Congressman, Senator, or Supreme Court judge would there. Why? Because the Federal government can't afford the black lash. Sealing the borders might still be doable, however.
        , @Alden
        The tide will never turn against affirmative action.
      2. Steve, I told you so. Sorry but you are a fool to think If Only Stalin Knew.

        If course no court will reverse course. They want most White men dead.

        The time has come for monkey wrench action. Jose Bove style. Tractors dumping produce at interchanges. Pier outages, water breaks, road closures and air and rail foul ups. Crash Wall street.

        Time for White men to bring down the system, make i t a disaster, and force an Israeli solution. Non Whites can live here but not vote or be in the police or military.

        Israel is our only hope.

        • LOL: IHTG, JohnnyWalker123
        • Replies: @R.G. Camara
        For whites, there are actually four possible outcomes:

        1. Destruction

        2. Reconquista

        3. Fleeing to nations where they will be protected.

        4. Break up of the U.S. into ethnic states, whites forming one or more of them.


        Quite frankly, 2 and 4 seem the most likely.

        I don't think 2 would take place except if one white ethnic group were unified enough to assert itself. "Whites" aren't a group but a race; but Irish, Italians, etc.can unite to others of their ethnic group. The Irish are the largest white ethnic group (or maybe # 2 behind German-Americans, who I don't see as having much ethnic cohesion). The Irish have some remaining ethnic cohesion (St. Patrick's day, famine/Ellis island stories, some small neighborhoods in major cities), and the fact that many are large rough men employed in police work and the military. (You'll note, for example, how much Hollywood media heaps disdain on St. Patrick's day---as if to make it too gauche and unpopular, and therefore drive down Irish ethnic cohesion).

        Italians, though smaller in number, are more ethnically cohesive, and are also heavily involved in rough police work and the military. (Insert joke about Mafia rough work here).

        The two could unite and form a group that could ethnically cleanse the nation. But that's a long shot.

        4 is the most likely. California is lost, as are much of the coastal cities. The interior can form a superstate. A break up might result in peaceful ethnic cleansing, or at least some kind of stability akin to the gothic kingdoms that replaced the Western roman empire.
        , @Lot
        “ Time for White men to bring down the system, make i t a disaster, and force an Israeli solution. Non Whites can live here but not vote or be in the police or military.”

        1. People of all races can vote in Israel. About 22% of Israeli citizens are Arabs. Another small share are Druze and Samaritans and Baha'is.

        2. The nationalist right in Israel took power from the left by winning elections.

        3. At least part of the reason Trump won was reaction against left wing violence, things like BLM thugs rioting, shutting down highways during rushhour. (Black Brunch though was just funny!)

        https://weaselzippers.us/wp-content/uploads/2015/01/B6c2K59CcAAYZK6-338x450.jpg

        https://i.imgur.com/twmCWRW_d.jpg?maxwidth=640&shape=thumb&fidelity=medium
        , @istevefan

        Israel is our only hope.
         
        You're the guy who once commented that defending Israel was the key to saving Europe and the USA. You lectured us that if Israel fell, so too would the West.

        Almost a decade later and Israel has never been in better shape. But the West is headed for the crapper.

        Question: Are you still a neocon?
        , @anon

        Israel is our only hope
         
        Feel free to go back to Occupied Palestine anytime you want sparky.
        , @Alden
        How can I help?
      3. anon[372] • Disclaimer says:

        Hence, it’s imaginable that intelligent and resolute Supreme Court justices and their clerks could bravely find a resolution that doesn’t take us back to Jim Crow but instead extends the current protections against racist oppression by the majority to the coming white minority.

        That’s it? I become an inferior minority and get in the back of the line waiting for “protections” (hand-outs) along with the rest of the minorities? In a country that used to be founded on the right to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness?
        No thanks – I like the civil war option better.

        • Replies: @Alfa158
        That sentence shows what a nice guy Steve is, still holding out hope for a graceful solution, and that throwing yourself on the mercy of the victors will make the slightest impression on them. It’s “imaginable”, but it takes a pretty damn lively imagination.
        , @Marty T
        Judges aren't saving us anyway. They have the same pressures as all the other elites. The enemy controls all the important institutions except the presidency. These people want to HARM us. If we are saved, it will be by those like the marchers in Richmond, not the robes in DC.
        , @Citizen of a Silly Country
        Steve's conclusion is impossibly - indeed, willfully - naive. Steve knows the truth but is unwilling to admit it, perhaps even to himself.

        Steve, the time for debate has passed. You have to accept that. You seem to believe that we're still in the age of trying to convince David Brooks and his fellow "reasonable" Jews that should let off the gas on destroying whites out of some combination of noblesse oblige and self-interest. You didn't convince them and now the destruction of what was the United States is baked in the pie.

        It's over, Steve. It's time to start thinking about how whites can protect themselves as they become a despised and persecuted minority. And hoping that our new brown overlords will show us mercy and respect the laws written by long-dead white men is criminally naive.

        It's time to start organizing and figuring out how to fight back peacefully, because if that fails, we either become helots or we fight back with other means.
        , @Gene Su
        Careful. Wars always include the killing of innocent civilians and bystanders. If a handful of Middle Americans suddenly engage in armed revolt, the only thing I can imaging for them is explosive "black lash", as our elites finally have an excuse to bring them nanny state fist down on all of us.
        , @Gene Su
        Careful. Wars always include the killing of innocent civilians and bystanders. If a handful of Middle Americans suddenly engage in armed revolt, the only thing I can imaging for them is explosive "black lash", as our elites finally have an excuse to bring them nanny state fist down on all of us.
        , @Corvinus
        "No thanks – I like the civil war option better."

        So much talk, so little action. But I get it. Talking that way is cathartic. In the end, it's just talk.
      4. Affirmative action and political correctness were the twin pillars of the second constitution. They were what civil rights was.

        A telling use of the singular verb. Caldwell, a careful writer, is not making an error, but using civil rights as a mass noun. Like, oh, tar.

        As Friedrich Nietzsche understood, it is far easier, for both former perpetrators and former victims alike, simply to transvalue the prejudices—so you wind up with the old world turned upside down.

        I remember the advice of one counter-feminist whose name and even sex I don’t recall: “Women don’t want equality, they want the upper hand. Make sure it is yours, not hers.”

        A Tomorrow-Belongs-to-Me tone crept into many descriptions of American demographic change.

        A more apt song reference:

        • Replies: @Autochthon
        I constantly struggle, futilely – a struggle equaled in futility perhaps only by that for the use of possessive nouns with gerunds (it's "his running," not "him running") and the subjunctive mood (it's "if I were king...," not "if I was king....) to have others understand the agreement of singular verbs with collective nouns ("The class are....," "The team were...," etc.) to no avail amongst fools whose (incorrectly programmed) software tells them otherwise. It seems to be something Americans increasingly have abandoned, but which the British continue to understand and apply.

        On that note, my considered opinion is that the only thing positive and noteworthy about America since the sixties has been the infusion of brilliant musical talent from Britain.

        https://youtu.be/Xnoe-clgoFs
        , @donvonburg
        "Tomorrow Belongs To Me" was written by good National Sociali.....err....ahem...it was written by John Kander and Fred Ebb. They were songwriting partners, they were both openly homosexual, but like Cy Coleman and Carolyn Leigh, they were not partners except in art.

        Kander and Ebb – their two surnames were indivisible – it was impossible to say one without the other. Both were openly gay, and it was wrongly assumed by many that they were long-term lovers. In 2003, Kander, who has lived for nearly thirty years with Albert Stephenson (a choreographer and teacher) addressed those rumors in an interview in which he described the nature of his non-professional relations with Ebb as "his 40-year partner in creativity but never in domesticity, much less romance."
         
        http://gayinfluence.blogspot.com/2014/06/kander-and-ebb.html

        I used to cringe when we'd go to white outfit affairs and they'd be singing TBTM. Far more effective and more enjoyable were real German songs used in that era....with the added bonus that with the exception of the (not all that good anyway) Horst Wesel Lied and a couple of more obscure tunes, they weren't Nazi to begin with! One can perform Erika, Schwarzbraun is die Hasselnuss, Westerwald Lied, Mein Schleiserland, even military marches per se like the Funkerlied, Panzerlied, Wir fahren gegen Engeland, and be simply celebrating White Heritage, since all these songs both predate the NSDAP and, save the Engelandlied, were played by Bundeswehr and postwar Luftwaffe bands extensively.

        TBTM is an obvious reference to the scene in Cabaret, which is an attempt at white-bashing even though it actually makes the Nazis look better in many people's eyes given that they realize the Kit Kat Klub's debauchery is actually greatly bowdlerized for cinematic purposes and that there is absolutely nothing repellent in modern or peak-bathhouse San Francisco or New York not found in Weimar Berlin. (That's why it's never been remade as a film, despite Liza Minnelli's godawful Sally Bowles.)
      5. @Whiskey
        Steve, I told you so. Sorry but you are a fool to think If Only Stalin Knew.

        If course no court will reverse course. They want most White men dead.

        The time has come for monkey wrench action. Jose Bove style. Tractors dumping produce at interchanges. Pier outages, water breaks, road closures and air and rail foul ups. Crash Wall street.

        Time for White men to bring down the system, make i t a disaster, and force an Israeli solution. Non Whites can live here but not vote or be in the police or military.

        Israel is our only hope.

        For whites, there are actually four possible outcomes:

        1. Destruction

        2. Reconquista

        3. Fleeing to nations where they will be protected.

        4. Break up of the U.S. into ethnic states, whites forming one or more of them.

        Quite frankly, 2 and 4 seem the most likely.

        I don’t think 2 would take place except if one white ethnic group were unified enough to assert itself. “Whites” aren’t a group but a race; but Irish, Italians, etc.can unite to others of their ethnic group. The Irish are the largest white ethnic group (or maybe # 2 behind German-Americans, who I don’t see as having much ethnic cohesion). The Irish have some remaining ethnic cohesion (St. Patrick’s day, famine/Ellis island stories, some small neighborhoods in major cities), and the fact that many are large rough men employed in police work and the military. (You’ll note, for example, how much Hollywood media heaps disdain on St. Patrick’s day—as if to make it too gauche and unpopular, and therefore drive down Irish ethnic cohesion).

        Italians, though smaller in number, are more ethnically cohesive, and are also heavily involved in rough police work and the military. (Insert joke about Mafia rough work here).

        The two could unite and form a group that could ethnically cleanse the nation. But that’s a long shot.

        4 is the most likely. California is lost, as are much of the coastal cities. The interior can form a superstate. A break up might result in peaceful ethnic cleansing, or at least some kind of stability akin to the gothic kingdoms that replaced the Western roman empire.

        • Replies: @anon
        "The interior can form a superstate." is an idea that is even less workable than that of Virginia counties joining West Virginia, voiced on this blog recently. The coastal areas are net economic contributors to these counties, all the way from Maine to Georgia. to expect them to secede over the idea of gun rights is highly unlikely. At least the southern radicals had an illusion of economic power to back independence. Instead of having the most divisive and troublesome two groups throwing wine bottles and clods of peat at each other, why not have a white ethnic alliance headed by Germans? at least they have a history of using an organized radical group that can seize power via a plebiscite, and invading Canada seems an easier nut to crack than Russia. Maybe an ex accountant Swiss style instead of an ex-corporal this time.
        , @Kronos
        Regardless, the “lies and libel” of the current system are quickly decaying. Nobody seriously believes them besides a few “woke” boomer nut jobs and their messed up kids. The forced integration system has never worked as promised.

        http://static.rogerebert.com/uploads/movie/movie_poster/the-human-centipede-2010/large_qHmF4h6V0FNI3XxJBZi3jKA3iJm.jpg
        , @Aldon
        Funny enough over in Ireland there are enough Irish proudly cucking themselves away with letting immigrants. Same goes for Scotland. Almost like identifying around resentment lends itself well to being a Leftoid/Cuck.
        , @anonymous
        Complete race mixing is also an option.
        , @anonymous
        About 10% of newborns are mixed race including a pure white parent or mixed race parent with some recent generation of white ancestry. Today, the ratio of newborn mixed whites to pure whites is 4:1. By mid-century it will be evenly split.

        Even today the number of whites with non-whites in the family makes violent clashes initiated by whites much more remote. There is no such thing as peaceful ethnic cleansing. This is a big country and even the most peaceful nationwide violence resulting in mass uprooting will cause thousands of deaths.
        , @Peter Akuleyev
        California is lost, as are much of the coastal cities

        The coastal cities are actually very comfortable areas for white people to live. As long as you can afford to live in an affluent suburb. Sharing a town with Ivy League graduates of Chinese or Indian ancestry is a lot more pleasant than living next door to a meth lab in Kansas or sharing a town with FOB Somalis in some town in Minnesota or Maine. What we have lost is not the coasts, it is the interior - to brain drain, immigration (check out the Mexican population in Iowa) and economic neglect. Trump won because people in the heartland are disgusted at what is happening to their towns. People in Bethesda MD or Scarsdale NY think life in modern America is great.
        , @Gene Su

        4. Break up of the U.S. into ethnic states, whites forming one or more of them.
         
        It won't work if whites attempt to succeed from the USA. The only way you are going to do this is to somehow "persuade" blacks to succeed from America. You don't have to use force to do this. In face, using force is a surefire way to make this not work.
        , @MBlanc46
        It seems to me that No. 4 is our only chance to survive, R.G., and it’s a slim one at that.
        , @dfordoom

        4. Break up of the U.S. into ethnic states, whites forming one or more of them.
         
        A few slight problems with that. Middle-class whites and working-class whites hate each other's guts. Liberal whites and conservative whites hate each other's guts. Urban whites and rural whites hate each other's guts. Christian whites and atheist whites hate each other's guts. Elite whites and non-elite whites hate each other's guts. Woke whites and non-Woke whites hate each other's guts. These are burning white-hot hatreds.

        How on earth are you going to create an ethnic state formed from people who hate each other so much they'd cheerfully cut each other's throats?

        Breaking the nation up on ideological lines would have a better chance of success. In other words almost zero chance but a break-up on ethnic lines has absolutely zero chance.

        The problem for the dissident right is that dissident rightists and mainstream conservatives hate each other's guts. Mainstream conservatives would be delighted to see dissident rightists sent to the GULAGs.

        The most extreme hatreds in the modern world are the hatreds of whites for other whites.
      6. William Stuntz complained in “The Collapse of American Criminal Justice” that SCOTUS made rulings intended to address the inequities of the Jim Crow South, but unfortunately rather than narrowly target the problem they made with substantive requirements or explicit anti-discrimination rules they instead made facially neutral general rulings on procedure nevertheless inspired by those southern cases which hampered the functioning justice system of the north. A similar interpretation is possible regarding what happened with legislative changes, although I would note that currently things like political correctness act through many non-legislative channels and that might continue to be the case even in the absence of the threat of lawsuits after the SCOTUS victories Steve imagines at the end of his article.

      7. @Whiskey
        Steve, I told you so. Sorry but you are a fool to think If Only Stalin Knew.

        If course no court will reverse course. They want most White men dead.

        The time has come for monkey wrench action. Jose Bove style. Tractors dumping produce at interchanges. Pier outages, water breaks, road closures and air and rail foul ups. Crash Wall street.

        Time for White men to bring down the system, make i t a disaster, and force an Israeli solution. Non Whites can live here but not vote or be in the police or military.

        Israel is our only hope.

        “ Time for White men to bring down the system, make i t a disaster, and force an Israeli solution. Non Whites can live here but not vote or be in the police or military.”

        1. People of all races can vote in Israel. About 22% of Israeli citizens are Arabs. Another small share are Druze and Samaritans and Baha’is.

        2. The nationalist right in Israel took power from the left by winning elections.

        3. At least part of the reason Trump won was reaction against left wing violence, things like BLM thugs rioting, shutting down highways during rushhour. (Black Brunch though was just funny!)

        • Agree: Desiderius
        • Replies: @Whiskey
        Non Jews can vote. But will one ever have a significant role in Israel? That's the way forward.
        , @Paleo Liberal
        The self-proclaimed leaders of BLM later said they knew they would hurt the Democratic candidate, but they thought it OK, because they couldn't imagine Trump actually winning.

        Remember, I am a Democrat who not only voted for Mrs. Clinton in Wisconsin (which she couldn't find with a map), but also took others to the polls.

        But, here was the exact moment when I knew Sanders would NEVER be president, and that Trump had an excellent chance of winning. Trump learned the lesson, and always had good security at his rallies.

        https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p2iMM7m12zE
        , @bigdicknick
        arab voting in israel is ceremonial because they are excluded from forming governments. It's functionally identical to not being able to vote in national elections as far as I know.
        , @Gene Su
        Anti-Semetic sneers aside. I think there is a very powerful reason why Israel has not succumbed to the fate of South Africa. Ilana Mercer would say that Jews are not hampered by Christian "guilt" and sentimentality. That might be part of the reason. However, there is something else.

        Srdja Trifkovic once argued that the white Boer of South Africa did these 3 things that guaranteed their destruction.

        1. The white population - no more than 15 % of South Africa - attempted to take 85% of the land. They really thought that they would forever be able to keep the black African natives under their heel.
        2. To make matters worse, the Boer employed a large number of black natives as "guest workers" with second class status.
        3. The Boer also restricted immigration from other European countries, so as not to endanger their fragile majority.

        Israel was not foolish enough to do this. They welcomed Jews from all over the world. Yes, there are a number of ultra- Orthodox Jews who want to expand Israel from Syria to the Euphrates of Iraq to the Nile in Egypt. However, they are seen as loons. If their directives were followed, Israel would be forced to grant citizenship to a Muslim population ten times as numerous as the Jewish populace.
      8. Speaking of history, the BBC has demanded an end to all-white English period dramas, claiming the idea Britain was ever white comes only as a result of evil whitey falsifying history.

        Is it time the all-white period drama was made extinct?

        … A loud minority have called this general move towards diversity in period drama ‘PC culture gone mad’ and suggested that casting ethnic minorities in period biopics and historical fiction is factually inaccurate. It’s an argument that has been used by both armchair critics on social media and leading entertainment creatives, like Julian Fellowes, to defend their all-white productions. But, regardless of the extent to which you think historical verisimilitude matters, it’s an argument that rests on a fallacy:

        A multiracial Britain existed before revisionists and colonialist apologisers began white-washing books and tomes

        Film and theatre director Josie Rourke read Kaufmann’s book while doing research for her debut feature Mary, Queen of Scots and it opened her eyes to the complicity of period dramas in whitewashing British history. “To entirely represent period drama as white is historically inaccurate,” Rourke says. “Our bias has been coached and encouraged by period dramas into thinking that.”

        And so on and so forth. As well as Kaufmann, the writer of the BBC piece is, of course, Jewish.

        http://www.bbc.com/culture/story/20200116-is-it-time-the-all-white-period-drama-was-made-extinct

        • Replies: @syonredux
        South Asian David Copperfield:


        https://www.buryfreepress.co.uk/_media/img/7H7QBZH341K9N6Z84MGH.jpg


        Black Achilles:

        https://cdn1.neoskosmos.com/uploads/sites/2/2018/01/achille-feat-820x430.jpg




        https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nLJginDfA7U
        , @Aldon
        David Olusoga spews out the old "slavery was the key to industrialization" and goes full We Wuz Kangz on Rome (a man from Tuinisa with tawny skin is now no different in stock from a man from Nigeria regards of genetics or language).
        , @Change that Matters

        the BBC has demanded an end to all-white English period dramas
         
        The BBC Board.
        , @fnn
        Boris should sell BBC to the Russians. The best TV adaptation of Sherlock Holmes was done by the Soviets.
        , @Currahee
        "Kaufmann, the writer of the BBC piece is, of course, Jewish."

        Every. Single. Time.
        , @ben tillman
        Erasing our past is part of the project to erase our future.
        , @Old Palo Altan
        This is a sideways attack on Laurence Fox, son of James Fox of the famous thespian dynasty, and an actor of some accomplishment himself.

        He is riding the crest of a wave of approval among people of sanity (something like people of colour, only less numerous), having recently slapped down an odious Leftist harridan who called him a beneficiary of white male privilege whose opinions were therefore worthless. He has gone on to attack Sam Mendes for using Sikhs in 1917, given that none were present in the place and time of the film's actions.

        The Left, in and out of the BBC, have marked him as a new and dangerous enemy, and therefore one to be exemplarily destroyed.

        These are the first moves in that campaign.
      9. The post-1964 regime is based on rather obvious lies and libels. Hence, it’s imaginable that intelligent and resolute Supreme Court justices and their clerks could bravely find a resolution that doesn’t take us back to Jim Crow but instead extends the current protections against racist oppression by the majority to the coming white minority.

        That seems about right. We could either have a “colorblind” legal system that dumps affirmative action, treats all groups equally, and lets the chips fall where they may.

        Or, we could have an outright racial spoils systems in which Whites are emancipated politically to identify, fight and lobby for their own interests as the other groups do now.

        But the status quo in which every grasping group takes its spoils from the mythical White “majority” is not sustainable. (One example is the dwindling supply of White kids to provide “integration” services for the new PoC majority).

        The “colorblind” legal option has come close to reality in several 5-4 decisions. But one Justice always loses his or her nerve (Powell, O’Connor or Kennedy) when confronted with the prospect of actually being the deciding vote to get rid of legalized anti-white discrimination.

        They know who writes the history books and they crave elite respectability over principle. Roberts actually strikes me as the next guy to lose his nerve when the time comes to cast a decisive fifth vote.

        • Replies: @Dieter Kief

        They know who writes the history books and they crave elite respectability over principle.
         
        This is an important point. I hesitate to believe, that bright people do automatically the right thing (via their brightness, so to speak)***. The big obstacle being the amalgam of group-think of the privileged and virtue signaling versus the - let me make this aspect extremely short - the duty to hold up the principles of clear thinking (Kants highest duty). There is a tension here and this tension can not be solved in foro interno - it always asks for a societal solution.

        Mette Frederiksen, the Danish Social-Democratic president and Islam-critic and immigration critic is my best practical example at the moment. Now I wait for Francis Fukuyama to admit that.


        ***
        That's David Goodhart's point too to in The Road to Somewhere
        , @Jim Don Bob

        Roberts actually strikes me as the next guy to lose his nerve when the time comes to cast a decisive fifth vote.
         
        Roberts lost his nerve in 2011 when he changed his mind and voted to uphold ObamaCare. I wouldn't bet any money on him.
        , @Inquiring Mind
        I am beginning to think the "on the content of their character" was meant to be a Utopian end-state, much like Marx's "from everyone according their their abilities". This is much like Communism being the end condition to which the Socialist Dictatorship of the Proletariat is not anything like.

        The "content of their character" is all we ever talk about on iSteve and the color of a person's skin hardly enters into it, but the explanation is the content of a person's character is shaped by racism, poverty, discrimination and so on and we we need to preserve Affirmative Action. I am beginning to think MLK would have said "content of their character" is taken out of context in debating Affirmative Action that judges people on skin color.
        , @Alden
        I agree, affirmative action will never end until there’s a Henry 8 vs Wolsey More and Thomas Cromwell solution.,
      10. @Reg Cæsar

        Affirmative action and political correctness were the twin pillars of the second constitution. They were what civil rights was.
         
        A telling use of the singular verb. Caldwell, a careful writer, is not making an error, but using civil rights as a mass noun. Like, oh, tar.


        http://media.finedictionary.com/pictures/221/20/5341.jpg

        As Friedrich Nietzsche understood, it is far easier, for both former perpetrators and former victims alike, simply to transvalue the prejudices—so you wind up with the old world turned upside down.
         
        I remember the advice of one counter-feminist whose name and even sex I don't recall: "Women don't want equality, they want the upper hand. Make sure it is yours, not hers."

        A Tomorrow-Belongs-to-Me tone crept into many descriptions of American demographic change.
         
        A more apt song reference:


        https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=RS-8EAgE72Q

        I constantly struggle, futilely – a struggle equaled in futility perhaps only by that for the use of possessive nouns with gerunds (it’s “his running,” not “him running”) and the subjunctive mood (it’s “if I were king…,” not “if I was king….) to have others understand the agreement of singular verbs with collective nouns (“The class are….,” “The team were…,” etc.) to no avail amongst fools whose (incorrectly programmed) software tells them otherwise. It seems to be something Americans increasingly have abandoned, but which the British continue to understand and apply.

        On that note, my considered opinion is that the only thing positive and noteworthy about America since the sixties has been the infusion of brilliant musical talent from Britain.

        • Replies: @Grumpy
        Americans use possessive pronouns with gerunds, and they even use the subjunctive, but American English does not follow the British convention of using singular verbs with "collective" nouns.

        Chicago has the ball on the 10-yard line, but the Bears are going to lose.
        , @obwandiyag
        If there was ever a better example than you of a pedantic fatuous sophomore, I can't think of it.

        The great mass of idiots is one in its fatuous pedantic sophomorocity.

        Yes sucks.
      11. @anon

        Hence, it’s imaginable that intelligent and resolute Supreme Court justices and their clerks could bravely find a resolution that doesn’t take us back to Jim Crow but instead extends the current protections against racist oppression by the majority to the coming white minority.
         
        That's it? I become an inferior minority and get in the back of the line waiting for "protections" (hand-outs) along with the rest of the minorities? In a country that used to be founded on the right to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness?
        No thanks - I like the civil war option better.

        That sentence shows what a nice guy Steve is, still holding out hope for a graceful solution, and that throwing yourself on the mercy of the victors will make the slightest impression on them. It’s “imaginable”, but it takes a pretty damn lively imagination.

        • Replies: @utu
        "...hat a nice guy Steve is..." - He can afford it because he is a firm believer that the salvation is from the Jews (John 4:22). All he needs to do is to pray to the Jews, implore them and beg for their mercy.
        , @Desiderius
        Steve's sweet reasonableness is a function of his natural temperament, not people-pleasing. He's not throwing himself, or the rest of us, on anyone's mercy but doing what he does best - bringing the crazies of all stripes back down to earth.

        His solution is at this point the most likely outcome, adjacent to which lies the best outcome: continuing and intensifying the dramatic decrease in immigration over the last year while increasing the birthrates of American citizens to prevent whites becoming a minority at all while leveraging the cognizance of the injustice of present arrangements to get us back to equality before the law.

        i.e. MAGA.
      12. In contrast, I’ve never felt any regard for the long-gone Jim Crow era, which I’ve always found almost Hindu-like in its grotesque caste rules.

        Of course you would, you’re a liberal who like other liberals scorns segregation and pillarization within society who thinks that all humans everywhere are just modern liberated consoomers in waiting.

        Jim is no worse than something like the arrangement of society in Moorish Spain or the Roman Empire. Which both either had designated duties, areas, etc. for the separates races/ethnics/creeds or at least made no demands that Jesus the Jew live in the same land as Germanicus the Roman.

        • Replies: @Old Palo Altan
        How is it that a boy of 16 (me) understood in 1964 every bit as well as this Caldwell fellow does now, after a life of careful observation and earnest cogitation, that black and white will never mix and never should, and that both will suffer (but blacks the more grievously) from any attempt to force them to?

        The Old South worked. Where the blacks were sinking and causing trouble, to themselves and us, their betters (but who should also have been their protectors), was up north, where their presence was a pointless drag on everyone else, and every thing too, like the industries they had ostensibly moved north to both benefit and benefit from. But that benefit could last only so long as the industries themselves which their sudden presence, particularly among the workforce, was pre-ordained to immediately weaken and ultimately destroy.

        But everybody "enlightened" argued the opposite, like the pampered Jesuit scholastics who in that very same year were teaching me and my gullible classmates the evils of "racism" and (already!) the perfidy of whites and their vaunted civilisation.

        But I was that same 16 year old, and I saw through their canting "spirit of Vatican II" with the same dismissive clarity. Dismissive but despairing, because I already knew that we sane ones were going to lose.

        Going to lose? No, had lost, nineteen years earlier. And I knew that then as well.
      13. Good analysis as to why the “Reaganite Right” is so useless:

        “Political correctness” was a name for the cultural effects of the basic enforcement powers of civil rights laws…. Reagan had won conservatives over to the idea that “business” was the innocent opposite of overweening “government.” So what were conservatives supposed to do now that businesses were the hammer of civil rights enforcement, in the forefront of advancing both affirmative action and political correctness?

        • Agree: European-American
      14. That sentence shows what a nice guy Steve is, still holding out hope for a graceful solution, and that throwing yourself on the mercy of the victors will make the slightest impression on them.

        That’s not being nice. That’s being realistic. Once things start moving in the right direction, other outcomes can be pondered. You think the transition from being allowed to laugh at effeminate behavior to requiring people to genuflect before the alphabet soup mafia happened in a day? Progress in reverse will also be incremental.

      15. [”In contrast, I’ve never felt any regard for the long-gone Jim Crow era, which I’ve always found almost Hindu-like in its grotesque caste rules. I’ve always sympathized with the Southern whites of the 1960s who wanted to put Jim Crow in their rearview mirror and get on with joining modern America. As a Californian who grew up around East Asians and Latinos as well as blacks, 21st-century America’s obsession with seeing everything as black and white, instead of from a more informative multiracial perspective, seems to me like some primitive relic from the Southern past.”]

        -blockquote didn’t work and I can’t fix it.

        The South understood early on the cognitive and moral limits of its African American underclass. Something the Northern rust belt region had to learn the hard way at extreme detriment to national society. Honestly, the harshness of Segregation would’ve been utterly unnecessary if the subjected race was anyone else besides African blacks. Chinese, Native American, Indian, etc, would never have required such a rigid system but was necessary to keep the peace between the black underclass and everyone else (including higher ability/middle class) blacks.

        Two books on my (overly bulky) future reading list are:

        &

        https://www.amazon.com/Take-Your-Choice-Separation-Mongrelization/dp/1646065883

        The former appears especially interesting. I get a sense that from the reviews segregation emerged to effectively channel black violent/criminal behavior away from respectable (and poor) white/malatto society. The system was neighborhood associations and neighborhood convents on anabolic steroids. Originally, things may have worked well after the Civil War between southern urban whites and blacks of ability. But like 80-100 years later in the North, the bad behaving black underclass followed the talented blacks into the city. Civil quarantine was required to maintain social stability.

        I’d also like to compare Senator Bilbo’s predictions on what would happen if segregation was abolished. Already it kinda looks like a big “I told you so, but you damn ass$#&* didn’t listen” kinda deal. I’ll give Bilbo extra points if he fears the rise of a future “tragic malatto” US leader who’ll sow racial chaos throughout the land.

        • Agree: RichardTaylor
        • Replies: @Reg Cæsar

        I’d also like to compare Senator Bilbo’s predictions on what would happen if segregation was abolished.
         
        There never was any serious segregation in the South. Except in the mountain counties. The Republican ones.

        Everywhere else, they had colored folks living on the property. Sometimes in the same house.

        That's the opposite of segregation.
        , @Jack D
        But the horrors the segregationists predicted did not come to pass. Since the end of Jim Crow the South has thrived.
      16. @Mishima Zaibatsu
        Speaking of history, the BBC has demanded an end to all-white English period dramas, claiming the idea Britain was ever white comes only as a result of evil whitey falsifying history.

        Is it time the all-white period drama was made extinct?
         

        ... A loud minority have called this general move towards diversity in period drama ‘PC culture gone mad’ and suggested that casting ethnic minorities in period biopics and historical fiction is factually inaccurate. It’s an argument that has been used by both armchair critics on social media and leading entertainment creatives, like Julian Fellowes, to defend their all-white productions. But, regardless of the extent to which you think historical verisimilitude matters, it’s an argument that rests on a fallacy:
         
        ...

        A multiracial Britain existed before revisionists and colonialist apologisers began white-washing books and tomes
         
        ...

        Film and theatre director Josie Rourke read Kaufmann’s book while doing research for her debut feature Mary, Queen of Scots and it opened her eyes to the complicity of period dramas in whitewashing British history. “To entirely represent period drama as white is historically inaccurate,” Rourke says. “Our bias has been coached and encouraged by period dramas into thinking that.”
         
        And so on and so forth. As well as Kaufmann, the writer of the BBC piece is, of course, Jewish.

        http://www.bbc.com/culture/story/20200116-is-it-time-the-all-white-period-drama-was-made-extinct

        South Asian David Copperfield:

        Black Achilles:

        • Replies: @Kronos
        To be fair, I don’t think Achilles was a British white...
        , @Mr McKenna
        Black Achilles at Troy: "Gibs me dat white woman, what her name, Helens."

        @Kronos

        To be fair, I don’t think Achilles was a British white…
         
        Dats right. Achilles 100% Mandinka.
        , @Tusk
        Don't forget Dev Patel is playing Gawain in the upcoming Green Knight movie. Didn't you know that even in medieaval European myths there were indians?
      17. Now we’re supposed to rely on the courts to save us? Then it’s war.

        • Agree: Pop Warner
      18. @Mishima Zaibatsu
        Speaking of history, the BBC has demanded an end to all-white English period dramas, claiming the idea Britain was ever white comes only as a result of evil whitey falsifying history.

        Is it time the all-white period drama was made extinct?
         

        ... A loud minority have called this general move towards diversity in period drama ‘PC culture gone mad’ and suggested that casting ethnic minorities in period biopics and historical fiction is factually inaccurate. It’s an argument that has been used by both armchair critics on social media and leading entertainment creatives, like Julian Fellowes, to defend their all-white productions. But, regardless of the extent to which you think historical verisimilitude matters, it’s an argument that rests on a fallacy:
         
        ...

        A multiracial Britain existed before revisionists and colonialist apologisers began white-washing books and tomes
         
        ...

        Film and theatre director Josie Rourke read Kaufmann’s book while doing research for her debut feature Mary, Queen of Scots and it opened her eyes to the complicity of period dramas in whitewashing British history. “To entirely represent period drama as white is historically inaccurate,” Rourke says. “Our bias has been coached and encouraged by period dramas into thinking that.”
         
        And so on and so forth. As well as Kaufmann, the writer of the BBC piece is, of course, Jewish.

        http://www.bbc.com/culture/story/20200116-is-it-time-the-all-white-period-drama-was-made-extinct

        David Olusoga spews out the old “slavery was the key to industrialization” and goes full We Wuz Kangz on Rome (a man from Tuinisa with tawny skin is now no different in stock from a man from Nigeria regards of genetics or language).

      19. @syonredux
        South Asian David Copperfield:


        https://www.buryfreepress.co.uk/_media/img/7H7QBZH341K9N6Z84MGH.jpg


        Black Achilles:

        https://cdn1.neoskosmos.com/uploads/sites/2/2018/01/achille-feat-820x430.jpg




        https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nLJginDfA7U

        To be fair, I don’t think Achilles was a British white…

        • Replies: @syonredux

        To be fair, I don’t think Achilles was a British white…
         
        On the other hand, White Britons look more like White Greeks than Black Africans do.....


        Tracy Spiridakos:

        https://aceshowbiz.com/images/wennpic/tracy-spiridakos-people-s-choice-awards-2013-01.jpg


        Lisa Zane:

        https://friday87central.files.wordpress.com/2011/02/vlcsnap-5183600.jpg


        Angela Gerekou:

        https://greece.greekreporter.com/files/angela-gerekou.jpg

        Melina Kanakaredes:


        http://www2.pictures.zimbio.com/gi/Academy+Motion+Picture+Arts+Sciences+Tribute+ktBiKE2LUcFx.jpg


        Vs


        Danai Gurira


        http://www3.pictures.zimbio.com/gi/21st+Annual+Elton+John+AIDS+Foundation+Academy+EdgpgktuAN-x.jpg

        Michaela Coel:

        https://bust.com/images/articles/37861/michaela-coel-2_54e2a.jpg

        Khoudia Diop:


        https://media.allure.com/photos/582b5ccc79e903d450743c32/master/pass/Khoudia%20Diop.jpg
      20. @Mishima Zaibatsu
        Speaking of history, the BBC has demanded an end to all-white English period dramas, claiming the idea Britain was ever white comes only as a result of evil whitey falsifying history.

        Is it time the all-white period drama was made extinct?
         

        ... A loud minority have called this general move towards diversity in period drama ‘PC culture gone mad’ and suggested that casting ethnic minorities in period biopics and historical fiction is factually inaccurate. It’s an argument that has been used by both armchair critics on social media and leading entertainment creatives, like Julian Fellowes, to defend their all-white productions. But, regardless of the extent to which you think historical verisimilitude matters, it’s an argument that rests on a fallacy:
         
        ...

        A multiracial Britain existed before revisionists and colonialist apologisers began white-washing books and tomes
         
        ...

        Film and theatre director Josie Rourke read Kaufmann’s book while doing research for her debut feature Mary, Queen of Scots and it opened her eyes to the complicity of period dramas in whitewashing British history. “To entirely represent period drama as white is historically inaccurate,” Rourke says. “Our bias has been coached and encouraged by period dramas into thinking that.”
         
        And so on and so forth. As well as Kaufmann, the writer of the BBC piece is, of course, Jewish.

        http://www.bbc.com/culture/story/20200116-is-it-time-the-all-white-period-drama-was-made-extinct

        the BBC has demanded an end to all-white English period dramas

        The BBC Board.

        • Replies: @Mr McKenna
        You know that old saw which holds:

        "Where the government fears the people, there is liberty. Where the people fear the government, there is tyranny."
         
        Something similar may apply to the mass media,
        which after all are probably more influential than government.

        https://cdni.rt.com/files/2020.01/article/5e26fbce203027436b0c9f58.jpg
      21. anon[860] • Disclaimer says:
        @R.G. Camara
        For whites, there are actually four possible outcomes:

        1. Destruction

        2. Reconquista

        3. Fleeing to nations where they will be protected.

        4. Break up of the U.S. into ethnic states, whites forming one or more of them.


        Quite frankly, 2 and 4 seem the most likely.

        I don't think 2 would take place except if one white ethnic group were unified enough to assert itself. "Whites" aren't a group but a race; but Irish, Italians, etc.can unite to others of their ethnic group. The Irish are the largest white ethnic group (or maybe # 2 behind German-Americans, who I don't see as having much ethnic cohesion). The Irish have some remaining ethnic cohesion (St. Patrick's day, famine/Ellis island stories, some small neighborhoods in major cities), and the fact that many are large rough men employed in police work and the military. (You'll note, for example, how much Hollywood media heaps disdain on St. Patrick's day---as if to make it too gauche and unpopular, and therefore drive down Irish ethnic cohesion).

        Italians, though smaller in number, are more ethnically cohesive, and are also heavily involved in rough police work and the military. (Insert joke about Mafia rough work here).

        The two could unite and form a group that could ethnically cleanse the nation. But that's a long shot.

        4 is the most likely. California is lost, as are much of the coastal cities. The interior can form a superstate. A break up might result in peaceful ethnic cleansing, or at least some kind of stability akin to the gothic kingdoms that replaced the Western roman empire.

        “The interior can form a superstate.” is an idea that is even less workable than that of Virginia counties joining West Virginia, voiced on this blog recently. The coastal areas are net economic contributors to these counties, all the way from Maine to Georgia. to expect them to secede over the idea of gun rights is highly unlikely. At least the southern radicals had an illusion of economic power to back independence. Instead of having the most divisive and troublesome two groups throwing wine bottles and clods of peat at each other, why not have a white ethnic alliance headed by Germans? at least they have a history of using an organized radical group that can seize power via a plebiscite, and invading Canada seems an easier nut to crack than Russia. Maybe an ex accountant Swiss style instead of an ex-corporal this time.

        • Replies: @Redneck farmer
        Define "economic contributor". A lot of the difference between the interior and coastal areas is now caused by legislation that favors the latter. As I've pointed out before, one of the big contributors to 2008 was We Can Employ People In Financial Services.
        , @Hibernian

        Instead of having the most divisive and troublesome two groups throwing wine bottles and clods of peat at each other, why not have a white ethnic alliance headed by Germans?
         
        My half Italian cousins would like a word with you. My half German, half Irish cousins are very Irish, and would also like a word with you. Some of them are married to Italians. You are also invited to my house on the South Side for a discussion.

        All in jest, of course.
        , @StAugustine
        I don't see a problem with controlling the Missouri, Mississippi, and Ohio valleys. Mountain ranges make decent borders all over the world.
        , @Anonymous
        The area drained by the Mississippi River produces the world's cheapest calorie and is hugely scaleable. And gravity can pull that calorie to New Orleans in a barge.
        , @Coemgen
        One man's "interior" or "flyover country" is another man's "breadbasket."

        Think about that.
        , @ben tillman

        “The interior can form a superstate.” is an idea that is even less workable than that of Virginia counties joining West Virginia, voiced on this blog recently. The coastal areas are net economic contributors to these counties . . . .
         
        That's perfectly backward.
        , @nymom
        Parts of Canada are talking about succession after Trudeau's latest win...

        Maybe they can join with some of the states in our interior so we have a coastline...
        , @RonaldB
        You're making the assumption that a state has to be economically self-sufficient in the sense of producing all it need internally, to be a viable state. This is not even true for countries, let alone for states.

        You're making the claim that money flows from the blacks and government teat-suckers of the Virginia coastal counties to the western counties. I can't think of what else "coastal areas are net economic contributors to these counties..." means.

        Any other interpretation, such as "the east coast counties are great customers of the producers of the western counties" will not change with a change of sovereigny from Virginia to West Virginia.

        Even if there is a net loss in economic measures, such as cost-per-unit-item, and net income, the gain in cultural homogeneity and continued individual liberty, such as gun ownership, will more than make up for any paper economic loss. In other words, are you willing to give up buying a new car every few years for the sake of a cohesive, safe neighborhood and the right to protect yourself and your family?

        Different populations have different voting patterns, and these differences appear to remain over generations. Rather than find a compromise between city-dwelling liberals who hate gun ownership, and agrarian townspeople who consider guns part of their lives, split them into more homogeneous regions and let each get his chosen life style.
        , @Stebbing Heuer
        If you control the Mississippi and New Orleans, you're economically viable.
      22. @R.G. Camara
        For whites, there are actually four possible outcomes:

        1. Destruction

        2. Reconquista

        3. Fleeing to nations where they will be protected.

        4. Break up of the U.S. into ethnic states, whites forming one or more of them.


        Quite frankly, 2 and 4 seem the most likely.

        I don't think 2 would take place except if one white ethnic group were unified enough to assert itself. "Whites" aren't a group but a race; but Irish, Italians, etc.can unite to others of their ethnic group. The Irish are the largest white ethnic group (or maybe # 2 behind German-Americans, who I don't see as having much ethnic cohesion). The Irish have some remaining ethnic cohesion (St. Patrick's day, famine/Ellis island stories, some small neighborhoods in major cities), and the fact that many are large rough men employed in police work and the military. (You'll note, for example, how much Hollywood media heaps disdain on St. Patrick's day---as if to make it too gauche and unpopular, and therefore drive down Irish ethnic cohesion).

        Italians, though smaller in number, are more ethnically cohesive, and are also heavily involved in rough police work and the military. (Insert joke about Mafia rough work here).

        The two could unite and form a group that could ethnically cleanse the nation. But that's a long shot.

        4 is the most likely. California is lost, as are much of the coastal cities. The interior can form a superstate. A break up might result in peaceful ethnic cleansing, or at least some kind of stability akin to the gothic kingdoms that replaced the Western roman empire.

        Regardless, the “lies and libel” of the current system are quickly decaying. Nobody seriously believes them besides a few “woke” boomer nut jobs and their messed up kids. The forced integration system has never worked as promised.

      23. @R.G. Camara
        For whites, there are actually four possible outcomes:

        1. Destruction

        2. Reconquista

        3. Fleeing to nations where they will be protected.

        4. Break up of the U.S. into ethnic states, whites forming one or more of them.


        Quite frankly, 2 and 4 seem the most likely.

        I don't think 2 would take place except if one white ethnic group were unified enough to assert itself. "Whites" aren't a group but a race; but Irish, Italians, etc.can unite to others of their ethnic group. The Irish are the largest white ethnic group (or maybe # 2 behind German-Americans, who I don't see as having much ethnic cohesion). The Irish have some remaining ethnic cohesion (St. Patrick's day, famine/Ellis island stories, some small neighborhoods in major cities), and the fact that many are large rough men employed in police work and the military. (You'll note, for example, how much Hollywood media heaps disdain on St. Patrick's day---as if to make it too gauche and unpopular, and therefore drive down Irish ethnic cohesion).

        Italians, though smaller in number, are more ethnically cohesive, and are also heavily involved in rough police work and the military. (Insert joke about Mafia rough work here).

        The two could unite and form a group that could ethnically cleanse the nation. But that's a long shot.

        4 is the most likely. California is lost, as are much of the coastal cities. The interior can form a superstate. A break up might result in peaceful ethnic cleansing, or at least some kind of stability akin to the gothic kingdoms that replaced the Western roman empire.

        Funny enough over in Ireland there are enough Irish proudly cucking themselves away with letting immigrants. Same goes for Scotland. Almost like identifying around resentment lends itself well to being a Leftoid/Cuck.

        • Agree: JMcG
        • Replies: @Altai
        Steve, Miller or Trump are acting on your most important graph in the world.

        Trump may add Nigeria to the travel ban list. Taking up the draw bridge from there is never a bad idea given how large the numbers can be expected to be and already are. (Particularly for a country that still practices jus soli) American might be getting less and less attractive economically to emigrate to and will become less so in the near future, but Nigeria will get FUBAR faster than the US will.

        The stated reasons for the new batches of countries, Belarus, Eritrea, Kyrgyzstan, Myanmar, Nigeria, Sudan and Tanzania is that they failed to meet State Department standards on biometrics, information-sharing and counter-terrorism measures. But really I like this new aggressive use of travel bans and it would be nice if it was applied to any country that refused to take back deported citizens. Normalise the situation of just banning immigration from places. Nobody has a right to somebody elses home.

        Another medium term strategy may be to end direct flights to certain countries. Another would be to just to do a kind of African Marshall plan to set up some momentum in those places to keep pace with population growth. But really once it becomes clear there is no hope, people will stop going and make due with their lot in their own countries, or places they can emigrate to legally, such as if the new freedom of movement proposals in African come into force.
        , @Daniel H
        Almost like identifying around resentment lends itself well to being a Leftoid/Cuck.



        True.
      24. @R.G. Camara
        For whites, there are actually four possible outcomes:

        1. Destruction

        2. Reconquista

        3. Fleeing to nations where they will be protected.

        4. Break up of the U.S. into ethnic states, whites forming one or more of them.


        Quite frankly, 2 and 4 seem the most likely.

        I don't think 2 would take place except if one white ethnic group were unified enough to assert itself. "Whites" aren't a group but a race; but Irish, Italians, etc.can unite to others of their ethnic group. The Irish are the largest white ethnic group (or maybe # 2 behind German-Americans, who I don't see as having much ethnic cohesion). The Irish have some remaining ethnic cohesion (St. Patrick's day, famine/Ellis island stories, some small neighborhoods in major cities), and the fact that many are large rough men employed in police work and the military. (You'll note, for example, how much Hollywood media heaps disdain on St. Patrick's day---as if to make it too gauche and unpopular, and therefore drive down Irish ethnic cohesion).

        Italians, though smaller in number, are more ethnically cohesive, and are also heavily involved in rough police work and the military. (Insert joke about Mafia rough work here).

        The two could unite and form a group that could ethnically cleanse the nation. But that's a long shot.

        4 is the most likely. California is lost, as are much of the coastal cities. The interior can form a superstate. A break up might result in peaceful ethnic cleansing, or at least some kind of stability akin to the gothic kingdoms that replaced the Western roman empire.

        Complete race mixing is also an option.

        • LOL: R.G. Camara
        • Replies: @Bert
        Brazil has achieved only partial race mixing, and it is a joke of a country with corruption (Lava Jato), incompetence (destruction of the scientific collections of the Museu Nacional by burning of same), and criminality (Mariana dam disaster, PCC control of the prison system). Brazil went from 61% white in 1960 (about like the US now) to 48% in 2010.

        So it doesn't take a whole lot of race mixing to destroy a country. Look forward to a shitstorm if the next fifty years sees widespread race mixing, or even the reduction of the competent/work-oriented/somewhat-honest portion of the population to below 50%.
        , @Anon

        Complete race mixing is also an option.
         
        That simply makes the problem more intractable. Brazil - one of the most thoroughly race mixed places on earth - is just a big race war set on low simmer. The "whites" in the south are always wanting more independence from their darker brethren in the northern part of the country.
      25. @Lot
        “ Time for White men to bring down the system, make i t a disaster, and force an Israeli solution. Non Whites can live here but not vote or be in the police or military.”

        1. People of all races can vote in Israel. About 22% of Israeli citizens are Arabs. Another small share are Druze and Samaritans and Baha'is.

        2. The nationalist right in Israel took power from the left by winning elections.

        3. At least part of the reason Trump won was reaction against left wing violence, things like BLM thugs rioting, shutting down highways during rushhour. (Black Brunch though was just funny!)

        https://weaselzippers.us/wp-content/uploads/2015/01/B6c2K59CcAAYZK6-338x450.jpg

        https://i.imgur.com/twmCWRW_d.jpg?maxwidth=640&shape=thumb&fidelity=medium

        Non Jews can vote. But will one ever have a significant role in Israel? That’s the way forward.

        • Replies: @Romanian
        The Druze are pretty well represented in upper Israeli echelons.

        https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Majalli_Wahabi
      26. istevefan says:

        So, what is to be done?

        That question comes to mind when reading this blog. Steve has done an admirable job of noticing. But at some point noticing loses its value as we notice nothing is being done to address the things we notice.

        Steve, any chance that you will cross over from noticing and start to advocate for some policy or action? I suppose the Sailer Strategy is an example of you helping to formulate corrective action. It’s too bad the GOP won’t listen.

        But I think you would be of more value if you started to formulate more strategies. Given the the large platform you have, and your gift for clever writing and coining unique terms, you could really be the strategic thinker our side desperately needs.

        • Agree: Hail
        • Replies: @Iskra
        I entirely agree. I used to read the old iSteve blog pretty religiously, but then it got tired. After the 9,000 time, the shtick of posting a long excerpt from the NYT with some wry comments stuck in the middle gets stale.

        As Willy Loman might say, the forest is on fire, and people like Sailer are talking about how the weather was cooler back when he was growing up in California. Ah, those were the days!

        The US seems to be at a tipping point, and so many iSteve readers and others like them rejoiced at the thought that Trump might actually do something to change the way the US government had seemed to be taken over by the enemies of "traditional" Americans. Well, Trump hasn't achieved much of anything, and it looks like he's been co-opted (at best) by our enemies.

        Now is the time for action, not for sitting around commenting ruefully about how it looks like the youngsters are going to send us all to the Gulag, gee whiz.

        I understand that Steve Sailer has to make a living, and getting a little too "edgy" might result in PayPal giving him the boot. But if those who can connect the dots and know what's coming choose not to lead when they're in a position to… then what hope is there?
        , @ziggurat

        So, what is to be done?
         
        Vote for good candidates in the primaries.

        Not many people vote in the primaries and anyone can run. Also, it's never been easier for candidates to get their message out, as well as for voters to support candidates they like.

        For example, Joshua Foxworth is running in the primary of Texas’s 14th Congressional district. He is pledging to end affirmative action, as well as guest-worker programs.

        The phrase "affirmative action" is used to desribe any law, policy, or practice that favors one group over another. This could be on the basis of race, gender, sexual identity, or any other facet of a person that is used to create a "protected group." These policies were never agreed to by the American voters. They are unethical, immoral, and in complete opposition to decency and honor.
        http://www.foxworthforcongress.com/Issues/AffirmativeAction
         

        If you want to help out with the campaign, you don't have to live in the district to volunteer or donate.
        http://www.foxworthforcongress.com/district
         

        Voting Dates
        Early voting for the election will be February 18-28 and the final vote will be March 3.
        http://www.foxworthforcongress.com/
         
        A lot of political strategy is just trying to get out the vote, as less than 60% of the people even vote in the general election during presidential years. In theory, if we could just get more people involved, especially in the primaries where you have choice, then things could swing around. Also, there are excellent scorecards. E.g., https://www.numbersusa.com/content/my/tools/grades
      27. istevefan says:
        @Whiskey
        Steve, I told you so. Sorry but you are a fool to think If Only Stalin Knew.

        If course no court will reverse course. They want most White men dead.

        The time has come for monkey wrench action. Jose Bove style. Tractors dumping produce at interchanges. Pier outages, water breaks, road closures and air and rail foul ups. Crash Wall street.

        Time for White men to bring down the system, make i t a disaster, and force an Israeli solution. Non Whites can live here but not vote or be in the police or military.

        Israel is our only hope.

        Israel is our only hope.

        You’re the guy who once commented that defending Israel was the key to saving Europe and the USA. You lectured us that if Israel fell, so too would the West.

        Almost a decade later and Israel has never been in better shape. But the West is headed for the crapper.

        Question: Are you still a neocon?

        • Replies: @Kronos
        It very well might. Ten years ago, I never thought anything could overthrow neoliberalism and neoconservatism. Perhaps there is a Israeli faction that believes mass-immigration in Europe and the US is detrimental to Israel’s long term interest. Today, the ideas of Pat Buchanan are steadily ascending into the GOP. The NYT and New Republic are riddled with dementia and incoherent. Their younger writers are boring, tired, and possess more skills brown nosing than literary ability. Trump won the 2016 Presidential race and will very likely win again. While Hillary is embarrassed by the media that Billy boy went partying with an international pedophile billionaire.

        Strange times, strange times...
        , @Whiskey
        Nope, I argued i like putting gas in my car and good on my table. You might prefer only one. That's mostly to Israel detriment no more Saddam counterweight to Iran but like I said I like affordable gas. You might be St Greta and want 60 buck gas.

        Israel is pretty much doomed. But it's apartheid state should be a model.
      28. @Alfa158
        That sentence shows what a nice guy Steve is, still holding out hope for a graceful solution, and that throwing yourself on the mercy of the victors will make the slightest impression on them. It’s “imaginable”, but it takes a pretty damn lively imagination.

        “…hat a nice guy Steve is…” – He can afford it because he is a firm believer that the salvation is from the Jews (John 4:22). All he needs to do is to pray to the Jews, implore them and beg for their mercy.

        • Replies: @Hans
        Salvation is from the Jews. We're getting closer as more people realized who is behind our woes. They were booted out of a small village in Guatamala a few years back so our salvation may be #111.
      29. The Civil Rights Act harmed the lives of tens of millions of Americans. It would be great to get rid of it. But we can never make those lives whole who were immiserated by it.

        • Agree: YetAnotherAnon
        • Replies: @silviosilver
        No, but you can demand reparations for Civil Rights survivors.
        , @A'm on

        The Civil Rights Act harmed the lives of tens of millions of Americans. It would be great to get rid of it. But we can never make those lives whole who were immiserated by it.
         
        Reparations.

        For the brutal legacy of slavery, Jim Crow, and the Civil Rights Acct of 1964.
      30. Jim Crow looks more and more like a good idea.

        Societies have long had separate-but-equal policies when it came to various races/ethnic groups. These kept order and muted violence, since the groups were legally prohibited from mixing in many ways that would normally cause violence. Plus the ruling class was usually one ethnic group that wanted the other ethnic groups to either assimilate (via religion/intermarriage) or leave, but didn’t want to go full expulsion for either economic reasons or else because that seemed a bridge too far morally. It was decent compromise and not at all intrinsically “evil”.

        Jim Crow South worked and kept the peace and order . Blacks and whites simply do not have the same societal expectations and desires. Blacks act more anti-social, and needed those rules to keep their anti-social behavior amongst whites down. Freed from Jim Crow, blacks have been ruined and have ruined cities across the country.

        Give me 1930s Mobile over 2020 Mobile any day of the week.

      31. @Whiskey
        Steve, I told you so. Sorry but you are a fool to think If Only Stalin Knew.

        If course no court will reverse course. They want most White men dead.

        The time has come for monkey wrench action. Jose Bove style. Tractors dumping produce at interchanges. Pier outages, water breaks, road closures and air and rail foul ups. Crash Wall street.

        Time for White men to bring down the system, make i t a disaster, and force an Israeli solution. Non Whites can live here but not vote or be in the police or military.

        Israel is our only hope.

        Israel is our only hope

        Feel free to go back to Occupied Palestine anytime you want sparky.

        • Replies: @Whiskey
        I'm not a Jew. Would no take me. They are doomed anyways. Funny BLM says the same thing about Whites and America. Gonna give up your stuff to say Beyonce? She's oppress ed just ask her
      32. I’m curious, what specifically do you find objectionable about Jim Crow?

        I know it’s not fashionable to consider its merits, even on the, ahem, “far” right. But I wouldn’t mind knowing if you just feel obligated to take that position, or if it emanates from some specific doctrine I wasn’t aware that you followed.

        The black communities themselves did a lot better under Jim Crow than they did at pretty much any other time in U.S. history. We can chalk it up to technological advancement up until the fifties and the catastrophic effects of CRA afterward, but it’s awfully convenient and ought to strike just about anyone as a facile argument. It would be like claiming that colonial governments didn’t really raise the standard of living, that just somehow happened on its own and mysteriously reversed after decolonization.

        So if Jim Crow led to better outcomes for both races – which really isn’t all that surprising, since it’s just the logical extension of the sovereignty doctrine – what exactly was wrong with it?

        • Agree: ben tillman
        • Replies: @silviosilver
        I am 100% pro-segregation, so that's not my problem with Jim Crow. But I think racial attitudes towards blacks at the time were unnecessarily harsh. I don't just mean against civil rights agitators, I mean in general, all throughout the first half of the 20th century. I imagine if I were black at that time, it would be almost impossibly difficult not to view the country I lived in as my enemy. You know, I get it - you've got your part of town, I've got mine, but why go out of your way to degrade me, humiliate me, make me your enemy? Especially when with just a few small changes you could make me your friend. That would have been a smarter way to proceed, rather than an all-or-nothing approach that ultimately saw segregation abandoned and white society wrecked. Well, I wasn't around at the time, so that's just my impression.
      33. @Change that Matters

        the BBC has demanded an end to all-white English period dramas
         
        The BBC Board.

        You know that old saw which holds:

        “Where the government fears the people, there is liberty. Where the people fear the government, there is tyranny.”

        Something similar may apply to the mass media,
        which after all are probably more influential than government.

        • Agree: jim jones
        • Replies: @Anonymous
        Look at the state of those muppets which are called 'Metropolitan Police Officers' these days.

        Affirmative Action hires one and all. About as intimidating and presence-holding as a wet, brown paper bag discarded in a gutter.
      34. @syonredux
        South Asian David Copperfield:


        https://www.buryfreepress.co.uk/_media/img/7H7QBZH341K9N6Z84MGH.jpg


        Black Achilles:

        https://cdn1.neoskosmos.com/uploads/sites/2/2018/01/achille-feat-820x430.jpg




        https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nLJginDfA7U

        Black Achilles at Troy: “Gibs me dat white woman, what her name, Helens.”

        To be fair, I don’t think Achilles was a British white…

        Dats right. Achilles 100% Mandinka.

      35. You grew up among blacks???????? KISS MY ASS !!!!!!!!!!! No you didn’t.

        I attended public schools in Indianapolis in the 80’s and 90’s . JIM CROW might have been extreme but I can’t honestly say I don’t understand why it was felt necessary.

        • Replies: @donvonburg
        Voluntary communities of selected blacks and selected whites with responsible leadership can coexist, as in the military, but in the general population blacks and whites will always self-segregate and in areas with high percentages of blacks formal rules were beneficial to both sides, which is why Jim Crow evolved pretty rapidly after Reconstruction ended in the South.

        It was for the most part an equitable system. Were there some abuses? Sure, but for the most part blacks were far better off in the Jim Crow South than in the black areas of Detroit, Baltimore, Chicago or St. Louis today. They were making upward progress, today they are making downward progress. Black schools in all but the very worst parts of the South did a better job of educating average underclass Blacks than schools, on average, in black inner cities today. They were taught by black teachers, often men who could and would throw a punch if needed, but who related to their charges and knew how to teach them. The old hand me down McGuffey's Readers and other old textbooks worked better than many textbooks today. In a very real sense, the average black fully knew he was not as capable at intellectual pursuits as the average white, but he wanted to learn as much as he could, he more often was educated to the capacity of his intellect than is now the case.

        And Blacks read the KJV Bible-along with Shakespeare, the formant of the English language at probably its peak, and aside from its spiritual lessons, the language did him well in forming a sense of using the language. I run into old blacks who can speak quite eloquently when they want to, but few young ones. For that matter, Shakespeare was probably more read by blacks back then than by white kids now! (The anglophone Catholic Church's antipathy toward the KJV -I believe it's still technically anathema, without or with the Apocrypha-has served it poorly: the Douay-Rheims English translation simply stinks.)

        Occasionally Black bucks would go after each other with razors, and more occasionally a female after another female, but drive-by spray shootings were not a thing. The frequent and genuinely sad story of a sympathetic, often young and occasionally genuinely promising black bystander being cut down by gangbangers we see today was mostly unheard-of.

        Black-owned businesses serving other blacks was a thing. They usually were not as good as white businesses, but they provided income for their proprietors and an example of success to other blacks. When segregation ended the vast majority of the black business owners quit and got jobs with corporations or with the government.
      36. Trenchant stuff.

        From this review, one avenue of thought Caldwell doesn’t appear to explore is that the general American societal shift to a position of more or less open and explicit anti-whiteism has more of the cult like fanaticism of ‘religiosity’ about it than anything resembling rationality.

        • Replies: @Dieter Kief

        American societal shift to a position of more or less open and explicit anti-whiteism has more of the cult like fanaticism of ‘religiosity’ about it than anything resembling rationality
         
        Proto-religious. showing the societal costs of not quite understood form of secularisation. LBGTQ and being woke have a lot in common with a cult. - They might well be an answer to the modern metaphysical rooflessness***.

        *** Georg Lukács coined that term - of all people...
      37. @istevefan

        Israel is our only hope.
         
        You're the guy who once commented that defending Israel was the key to saving Europe and the USA. You lectured us that if Israel fell, so too would the West.

        Almost a decade later and Israel has never been in better shape. But the West is headed for the crapper.

        Question: Are you still a neocon?

        It very well might. Ten years ago, I never thought anything could overthrow neoliberalism and neoconservatism. Perhaps there is a Israeli faction that believes mass-immigration in Europe and the US is detrimental to Israel’s long term interest. Today, the ideas of Pat Buchanan are steadily ascending into the GOP. The NYT and New Republic are riddled with dementia and incoherent. Their younger writers are boring, tired, and possess more skills brown nosing than literary ability. Trump won the 2016 Presidential race and will very likely win again. While Hillary is embarrassed by the media that Billy boy went partying with an international pedophile billionaire.

        Strange times, strange times…

        • Replies: @IHTG
        I thought Obama overthrew neoconservatism.

        For a large segment of the paleo right, the year is always 2003.
      38. Haven’t read the book, but from Sailer’s summary Caldwell seems to have taken an oddly America-centric focus considering how erudite he is and how much time he has spent in Europe. If the 1964 Civil Right’s decision is Ground Zero, than how does he explain the rampant spread of anti-white feeling in the Europe, Australia, Canada, etc.? The UK has arguably become even more “woke” than the US in terms of forcing cultural diversity into everything. It would appear, superficially anyway, that immigration is really what has been driving these changes.

        • Replies: @Barnard
        Helen Andrews mentions this in Twitter thread on Caldwell's book. Part of the argument has been because of the history of oppression in the British Empire they owe it to their former colonies to throw open their doors and let them transform the country. Sweden is arguably worse in the way they are turning over their country to third worlders with no history of colonialism.

        Britain had a civil rights revolution, too, despite having nothing in their history remotely resembling Jim Crow. At this point they might have gone farther with it than we have, as James Heartfield's "Equal Opportunities Revolution" shows. https://t.co/aWdQATuqEA 5/6 pic.twitter.com/zreXgHLsEQ— Helen Andrews (@herandrews) January 22, 2020
         
        , @B36
        I've wondered about this too. It has seemed to me that the sacralization of diversity and multiculturalism that began here in the '60s was an American export that, like Coke and Hollywood movies, became very popular overseas. But if you are in England or Sweden or Germany how could you keep up with this new American fashion? Only by opening the floodgates.
        , @William Badwhite

        Haven’t read the book, but from Sailer’s summary Caldwell seems to have taken an oddly America-centric focus considering how erudite he is and how much time he has spent in Europe.
         
        You could have stopped at "haven't read the book" and made sense. How is a book discussing American legislation not going to be "America-centric"? And what does Caldwell's erudition have to do with the price of eggs?

        Those were rhetorical questions. My only real question is how did your name get off my "Commenters to Ignore" list?

        If the 1964 Civil Right’s decision is Ground Zero, than

         
        There was no 1964 Civil Rights (no need for the apostrophe) "decision". It was legislation. If you were American you would know that. Amusing you once claimed you were a "founding stock American". Try to keep your lies straight.

        how does he explain the rampant spread of anti-white feeling in the Europe, Australia, Canada, etc.?
         
        You could always read the book yourself instead of posting silly questions on a comment board. In the meantime consider the possibility that the anti-white stuff is an American export.
        , @J.Ross
        A guy nidificated in Ivy League bodies, ladies and gentlemen. Buried in Scroll and Key and Phi Beta Kappa keyholders. Asking how landmark legislation in a global cultural belwether could have been causative if its indirect effects are visible in allied countries years later. Like a journalist bothering Macron, you cannot comprehend his thoughts. He just got done saying he wants to live near a city to be away from drug dealers and now he posits magic immigrants who let themselves in without the help of elites, the lyingpress, and aggressive destabilization organizations.
        , @Kronos
        Keep in mind Europe, Japan, etc, have been economically integrated into the US system since after World War II. Washington D.C. calls the shots (think how much pressure US anti-apartheid groups placed on South Africa.) Remember the old phrase “While in Rome, do what the Romans do.”
        , @James Forrestal
        So your question is, essentially, "How can political and cultural trends promoted by the global hegemon possibly influence other regions of the Empire?"

        You're not serious, are you?

        Next you'll be asking "What possible connection could there be between US State department policy and pro-sodomy parades in other countries? Seems totally unrelated to me!"
      39. “The Age of Entitlement”
        I was hoping it was about repealing Social Security.

        Mark Blyth Explains “Ok Boomer”

        • Replies: @Forbes
        What do they call that? Woke History? That's un-watchable, un-listenable. And some fabricated fantasy story...

        Looks like a classroom being led by an out-of-shape phys ed instructor. Pity anyone paying for that...
      40. Steve, did you get an ARC of Murray’s book? I’m curious how they dole those out for “controversial” books. Tyler is safe. But maybe they don’t want you to be among the earliest reviewers?

      41. @anon

        Hence, it’s imaginable that intelligent and resolute Supreme Court justices and their clerks could bravely find a resolution that doesn’t take us back to Jim Crow but instead extends the current protections against racist oppression by the majority to the coming white minority.
         
        That's it? I become an inferior minority and get in the back of the line waiting for "protections" (hand-outs) along with the rest of the minorities? In a country that used to be founded on the right to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness?
        No thanks - I like the civil war option better.

        Judges aren’t saving us anyway. They have the same pressures as all the other elites. The enemy controls all the important institutions except the presidency. These people want to HARM us. If we are saved, it will be by those like the marchers in Richmond, not the robes in DC.

        • Agree: bomag, Hail
      42. @Hypnotoad666

        The post-1964 regime is based on rather obvious lies and libels. Hence, it’s imaginable that intelligent and resolute Supreme Court justices and their clerks could bravely find a resolution that doesn’t take us back to Jim Crow but instead extends the current protections against racist oppression by the majority to the coming white minority.
         
        That seems about right. We could either have a "colorblind" legal system that dumps affirmative action, treats all groups equally, and lets the chips fall where they may.

        Or, we could have an outright racial spoils systems in which Whites are emancipated politically to identify, fight and lobby for their own interests as the other groups do now.

        But the status quo in which every grasping group takes its spoils from the mythical White "majority" is not sustainable. (One example is the dwindling supply of White kids to provide "integration" services for the new PoC majority).

        The "colorblind" legal option has come close to reality in several 5-4 decisions. But one Justice always loses his or her nerve (Powell, O'Connor or Kennedy) when confronted with the prospect of actually being the deciding vote to get rid of legalized anti-white discrimination.

        They know who writes the history books and they crave elite respectability over principle. Roberts actually strikes me as the next guy to lose his nerve when the time comes to cast a decisive fifth vote.

        They know who writes the history books and they crave elite respectability over principle.

        This is an important point. I hesitate to believe, that bright people do automatically the right thing (via their brightness, so to speak)***. The big obstacle being the amalgam of group-think of the privileged and virtue signaling versus the – let me make this aspect extremely short – the duty to hold up the principles of clear thinking (Kants highest duty). There is a tension here and this tension can not be solved in foro interno – it always asks for a societal solution.

        Mette Frederiksen, the Danish Social-Democratic president and Islam-critic and immigration critic is my best practical example at the moment. Now I wait for Francis Fukuyama to admit that.

        ***
        That’s David Goodhart’s point too to in The Road to Somewhere

      43. anonymous[245] • Disclaimer says:
        @Gaius Gracchus
        Wow. I can't wait to read it. 4 years ago I would have laughed at the thesis, but now it appears accurate.

        If Trump gets 5 more years, his judges will likely be half of the federal bench, so the tide may be turning.

        “If Trump gets 5 more years, his judges will likely be half of the federal bench, so the tide may be turning.”

        Yeah, Right.

        Did the tide turn with all the Republican appointees who issued the ruling in Roe v Wade?

        Did the tide turn with Justice Kennedy, a Republican choice who helped rewrite the legal definition of marriage?

        Did the tide turn with Justice Roberts, a Republican choice who nailed down Big Sickness for the pharmaceutical and insurance industries?

        Will the tide turn with Justice Kavanaugh, Mr. Trump’s choice? Who earned his first robe by helping President Cheney with the Patriot Act?

        Like the “federal” elections held every November in even-numbered years and the 5-4 decrees of the Court, the partisan judicial nominations and nailbiting confirmation hearings are another part of the RedBlue puppet show that keeps people gulled into accepting that so many things in life are to be run by Washington.

        I’m still inclined to the notion that the Constitution was intended, at least by some of its authors and supporters, to create a limited national government. But even by the time of Marbury, those entrusted with the powers have arrogated the authority to redefine them.

        The three branches that were to “check” and “balance” each other are three hands washing themselves. The Court exists to deal with hot potato social issues in lieu of the invertebrate Congress, to forebear (along with the invertebrate Congress) the warmongering and other “foreign policy” waged under auspices of the President, and to dignify the Establishment’s shepherding and fleecing of the people.

        Why should a robed, unelected politician be redefining marriage? Entrusted to enforce the Constitutional limitations on the others? Sure, questions like these are posed from time to time in a dissenting Justice’s opinion, but that ends the discussion other than in the context of replacing old Justice X with middle-aged Justice Y, as exemplified in your naïve comment.

        • Agree: Jim bob Lassiter, BB753
        • Replies: @Hail
        I would say that you, Anon[245], are right 75% and Gaius Gracchus is right 25% here. (There is much wisdom in the iSteve commentariat, and I would not dismiss any of the non-trolls as completely wrong.)

        In practice, a way to express this, maybe, is that conservative judges CAN soften the blow but CANNOT solve the problem.

        Trump is so bad in other ways, and so untrustworthy at this point, that I am among those who honestly hopes he loses in 2020 (with strong Republican Senate and House majorities, if possible); on the narrow question of judges, Gaius is not totally wrong about a DJT win in Nov. 2020, but it would be made all-but-irrelevant by an Amnesty-dressed-up-in-MAGA-clothing in 2021, which I think is likely.
        , @Polynikes
        Trump is not the Bushes. And if you had any experience in federal court you’d know that. Thomas and Scalia have certainly made the bench more conservative than it was in the 60s and 70s. Gorsuch and Kavanagh already helped kill the liberal fantasy of having liberal judges use some liberal theory to draw Dem favored maps all over the country. That’s but one example in one year.
      44. A decade ago, I read an article (a book later resulted?) that changed my way of thinking:

        https://web.archive.org/web/20150521184312/http://spectator.org/articles/39326/americas-ruling-class-and-perils-revolution

        These were the “ruling class” ideas of a writer named Angelo Codevilla (I still don’t know how to pronounce his surname). It’s worth rereading.

        It looks like Caldwell’s book will have a similar transformative effect on its readers’ thinking.

        • Replies: @BC
        Thanks for that reference. It looks very interesting.
      45. @Kronos
        [”In contrast, I’ve never felt any regard for the long-gone Jim Crow era, which I’ve always found almost Hindu-like in its grotesque caste rules. I’ve always sympathized with the Southern whites of the 1960s who wanted to put Jim Crow in their rearview mirror and get on with joining modern America. As a Californian who grew up around East Asians and Latinos as well as blacks, 21st-century America’s obsession with seeing everything as black and white, instead of from a more informative multiracial perspective, seems to me like some primitive relic from the Southern past.”]

        -blockquote didn’t work and I can’t fix it.

        The South understood early on the cognitive and moral limits of its African American underclass. Something the Northern rust belt region had to learn the hard way at extreme detriment to national society. Honestly, the harshness of Segregation would’ve been utterly unnecessary if the subjected race was anyone else besides African blacks. Chinese, Native American, Indian, etc, would never have required such a rigid system but was necessary to keep the peace between the black underclass and everyone else (including higher ability/middle class) blacks.

        Two books on my (overly bulky) future reading list are:

        https://www.amazon.com/Strange-Career-Jim-Crow/dp/0195146905

        &

        https://www.amazon.com/Take-Your-Choice-Separation-Mongrelization/dp/1646065883

        The former appears especially interesting. I get a sense that from the reviews segregation emerged to effectively channel black violent/criminal behavior away from respectable (and poor) white/malatto society. The system was neighborhood associations and neighborhood convents on anabolic steroids. Originally, things may have worked well after the Civil War between southern urban whites and blacks of ability. But like 80-100 years later in the North, the bad behaving black underclass followed the talented blacks into the city. Civil quarantine was required to maintain social stability.

        I’d also like to compare Senator Bilbo’s predictions on what would happen if segregation was abolished. Already it kinda looks like a big “I told you so, but you damn ass$#&* didn’t listen” kinda deal. I’ll give Bilbo extra points if he fears the rise of a future “tragic malatto” US leader who’ll sow racial chaos throughout the land.

        https://youtu.be/rOMk5GWvlks

        I’d also like to compare Senator Bilbo’s predictions on what would happen if segregation was abolished.

        There never was any serious segregation in the South. Except in the mountain counties. The Republican ones.

        Everywhere else, they had colored folks living on the property. Sometimes in the same house.

        That’s the opposite of segregation.

        • Replies: @Kronos
        Do you know any good books on this? The subject of racial segregation is so heavily distorted by the “good vs evil” morality play from “court historians” that finding decent stuff is difficult. It’s like trying to find a decent history on Karl Marx or Adolf Hitler.

        There never was any serious segregation in the South. Except in the mountain counties. The Republican ones.
         
        And I wouldn’t be surprised if they tried covering their asses in the history books as well. Books on de facto segregation in the North would be of interest as well.
        , @Ris_Eruwaedhiel
        It was pointed out that in the North, Whites granted Blacks equality, but didn't want them around, while in the South, Whites didn't mind Blacks being around, as long as they were subordinate.
        , @Negrolphin Pool
        Faulkner's Compson family comes to mind. What horrors must blacks have experienced in being integral parts, indeed members, of many white families, with many descendant from slaves those same families owned? So bad were things then that the Library of Congress Slave Narratives must read to leftist eyes like a textbook full of case studies in Stockholm syndrome.

        Now unshackled from that hellscape of bucolic languor, how much better off must today's urban blacks be in the promised lands of South Chicago, East St. Louis, Camden and Detroit?
      46. @anonymous
        Complete race mixing is also an option.

        Brazil has achieved only partial race mixing, and it is a joke of a country with corruption (Lava Jato), incompetence (destruction of the scientific collections of the Museu Nacional by burning of same), and criminality (Mariana dam disaster, PCC control of the prison system). Brazil went from 61% white in 1960 (about like the US now) to 48% in 2010.

        So it doesn’t take a whole lot of race mixing to destroy a country. Look forward to a shitstorm if the next fifty years sees widespread race mixing, or even the reduction of the competent/work-oriented/somewhat-honest portion of the population to below 50%.

        • Replies: @IHTG
        On the other hand, Brazil has Bolsonaro. What does still 90% white Northern Europe have?

        https://twitter.com/kirkegaardemil/status/1093761313505980416
        , @anonymous
        South Brazil is at least 80% white but not rich. The place is kind of shabby middle income. That's because the whites there who are although of good stock (Germany and Veneto) aren't running on the high performance Anglo operating system. They are using the dysfunctional Iberian OS. A mixed race America may have eroded stock but the Anglo OS is not going to be uninstalled. The resulting performance will be OK. America in the mixed race future is not going to be a super rich country like today (top 5 in the world) but can still be a rich country (top 20 like France). Trump and his successors will make this more likely to happen. By reducing immigration by 70% last year he has created long term conditions favoring race mixing rather than conflict.
      47. @anon
        "The interior can form a superstate." is an idea that is even less workable than that of Virginia counties joining West Virginia, voiced on this blog recently. The coastal areas are net economic contributors to these counties, all the way from Maine to Georgia. to expect them to secede over the idea of gun rights is highly unlikely. At least the southern radicals had an illusion of economic power to back independence. Instead of having the most divisive and troublesome two groups throwing wine bottles and clods of peat at each other, why not have a white ethnic alliance headed by Germans? at least they have a history of using an organized radical group that can seize power via a plebiscite, and invading Canada seems an easier nut to crack than Russia. Maybe an ex accountant Swiss style instead of an ex-corporal this time.

        Define “economic contributor”. A lot of the difference between the interior and coastal areas is now caused by legislation that favors the latter. As I’ve pointed out before, one of the big contributors to 2008 was We Can Employ People In Financial Services.

        • Replies: @William Badwhite
        Excellent point. Typically when people say "economic contributor" what they mean is net taxpayer. The idea that NYC for example is net payer is absurd, even if you don't debit them for the periodic financial meltdowns followed by bailouts.

        NYC primarily is the finance and legal industries. Neither finance nor the law should be considered "economic activity" in and of itself. They are akin to oil in an engine, but it is not the engine. Also both are somewhat parasitic (the law being far more so than finance).

        Also, considering the size of the Fed Govt's deficits, it should occur to people that almost everybody is a net tax consumer.
      48. @Reg Cæsar

        Affirmative action and political correctness were the twin pillars of the second constitution. They were what civil rights was.
         
        A telling use of the singular verb. Caldwell, a careful writer, is not making an error, but using civil rights as a mass noun. Like, oh, tar.


        http://media.finedictionary.com/pictures/221/20/5341.jpg

        As Friedrich Nietzsche understood, it is far easier, for both former perpetrators and former victims alike, simply to transvalue the prejudices—so you wind up with the old world turned upside down.
         
        I remember the advice of one counter-feminist whose name and even sex I don't recall: "Women don't want equality, they want the upper hand. Make sure it is yours, not hers."

        A Tomorrow-Belongs-to-Me tone crept into many descriptions of American demographic change.
         
        A more apt song reference:


        https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=RS-8EAgE72Q

        “Tomorrow Belongs To Me” was written by good National Sociali…..err….ahem…it was written by John Kander and Fred Ebb. They were songwriting partners, they were both openly homosexual, but like Cy Coleman and Carolyn Leigh, they were not partners except in art.

        Kander and Ebb – their two surnames were indivisible – it was impossible to say one without the other. Both were openly gay, and it was wrongly assumed by many that they were long-term lovers. In 2003, Kander, who has lived for nearly thirty years with Albert Stephenson (a choreographer and teacher) addressed those rumors in an interview in which he described the nature of his non-professional relations with Ebb as “his 40-year partner in creativity but never in domesticity, much less romance.”

        http://gayinfluence.blogspot.com/2014/06/kander-and-ebb.html

        I used to cringe when we’d go to white outfit affairs and they’d be singing TBTM. Far more effective and more enjoyable were real German songs used in that era….with the added bonus that with the exception of the (not all that good anyway) Horst Wesel Lied and a couple of more obscure tunes, they weren’t Nazi to begin with! One can perform Erika, Schwarzbraun is die Hasselnuss, Westerwald Lied, Mein Schleiserland, even military marches per se like the Funkerlied, Panzerlied, Wir fahren gegen Engeland, and be simply celebrating White Heritage, since all these songs both predate the NSDAP and, save the Engelandlied, were played by Bundeswehr and postwar Luftwaffe bands extensively.

        TBTM is an obvious reference to the scene in Cabaret, which is an attempt at white-bashing even though it actually makes the Nazis look better in many people’s eyes given that they realize the Kit Kat Klub’s debauchery is actually greatly bowdlerized for cinematic purposes and that there is absolutely nothing repellent in modern or peak-bathhouse San Francisco or New York not found in Weimar Berlin. (That’s why it’s never been remade as a film, despite Liza Minnelli’s godawful Sally Bowles.)

        • Replies: @Peter Akuleyev
        they weren’t Nazi to begin with!

        The same can be said of the quite catchy 19th century song Die Wacht am Rhein which is actually just an anti-French song (and a song about defending the Fatherland from French aggression to boot). But thanks to Casablanca the song is now widely wrongly understood as a Nazi anthem. You can still sing it with the Yale University approved lyrics though.
        , @Lurker
        A while back I saw someone on Disqus link to a YT video of TBTM. Up pops a (((commenter))) to explain with glee that, guess what, it was written by Jews.

        The response was immediate and robust, something like: "Yeah, I know. It's called cultural appropriation, suck it up Jew."
        , @Hail

        when we’d go to white outfit affairs and they’d be singing TBTM
         
        Ian Stuart (1957–1993) did several cover versions of the song that proved popular, as did a Swedish singer named Saga (1975–).

        (For those who don't know, Ian Stuart was of the UK punk band Skrewdriver, which was rising fast in the late 1970s in British punk music until the band members came out as National Front supporters, at which time the record industry, previously throwing money at them, was pressured to cut them off, no doubt citing the time-honored tradition of pour encourager les autres; Ian Stuart and Skrewdriver went on to considerable underground success in the 1980s and beyond. I see the "Tomorrow Belongs to Me" cover was first released on one of their albums in 1984. By the very end of the 1980s, Ian Stuart was beginning to move away from the right-wing 'Skinhead' subculture he'd help create, at which time he recorded his second, softer version of "Tomorrow Belongs to Me.")

        The Counter Currents writer Andrew Hamilton wrote a full article on the subject: "Tomorrow Belongs to Me" (2011):

        Ian Stuart’s and Saga’s interpretations of “Tomorrow Belongs to Me” might be characterized as reverse engineering, or even reverse culture distortion: a song by Jews intended to convey an anti-white message has been transmuted into an explicitly pro-white anthem.
         
        Trevor Lynch (2019) on "Tomorrow Belongs to Me" as it appears in the film Cabaret:

        The song is pure, calculated kitsch, the product of two Jewish songwriters, and yet it is better—and seems sincerer and more real—than anything else in the film. The scene is crushingly unsubtle, an exercise in ritualistic goy-hatred. These Hollywood Nazis are supposed to seem sinister and repellent, but they are infinitely healthier and more appealing than the smug and decadent Max and Brian, much less anything on stage at the Kit Kat Klub.
         
        See below for both versions and the Saga version (anything by either of those artists tends to lack a long lifespan on Youtube, so if by chance you're reading this in 2021 or 2023 or later still, sorry):

        1984 version:

        https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qg3IF-HUVtM

        1991(?) version:

        https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Om-hTv7Eofc

        Saga version (ca.2002?):

        https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rQOiO5Wxgww

        https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i520A1CJUp8

        note: When clicking on the last video, I was given this Youtube advertisement:

        "Mike Bloomberg is the ONLY candidate who has never taken a PENNY from any special interest. Ever. Independence. It's the way MIKE will get it done."
         
        Thanks for the info, Bloomberg campaign, but dropping this ad on this particular video may have been a slight miss!
      49. @Anonymous
        Trenchant stuff.

        From this review, one avenue of thought Caldwell doesn't appear to explore is that the general American societal shift to a position of more or less open and explicit anti-whiteism has more of the cult like fanaticism of 'religiosity' about it than anything resembling rationality.

        American societal shift to a position of more or less open and explicit anti-whiteism has more of the cult like fanaticism of ‘religiosity’ about it than anything resembling rationality

        Proto-religious. showing the societal costs of not quite understood form of secularisation. LBGTQ and being woke have a lot in common with a cult. – They might well be an answer to the modern metaphysical rooflessness***.

        *** Georg Lukács coined that term – of all people…

      50. @anon
        "The interior can form a superstate." is an idea that is even less workable than that of Virginia counties joining West Virginia, voiced on this blog recently. The coastal areas are net economic contributors to these counties, all the way from Maine to Georgia. to expect them to secede over the idea of gun rights is highly unlikely. At least the southern radicals had an illusion of economic power to back independence. Instead of having the most divisive and troublesome two groups throwing wine bottles and clods of peat at each other, why not have a white ethnic alliance headed by Germans? at least they have a history of using an organized radical group that can seize power via a plebiscite, and invading Canada seems an easier nut to crack than Russia. Maybe an ex accountant Swiss style instead of an ex-corporal this time.

        Instead of having the most divisive and troublesome two groups throwing wine bottles and clods of peat at each other, why not have a white ethnic alliance headed by Germans?

        My half Italian cousins would like a word with you. My half German, half Irish cousins are very Irish, and would also like a word with you. Some of them are married to Italians. You are also invited to my house on the South Side for a discussion.

        All in jest, of course.

      51. It’s easy for someone who lives in a non majority black area to dismiss the era of segregation.

        • Replies: @Ris_Eruwaedhiel
        I once remarked to a Jewish friend that IMO one of the reasons why Jews tended to be liberal was because they tended to be affluent so could escape the consequences of their purported idealism. She agreed with me. Jews are usually the first to flee when a neighborhood browns.
      52. @anonymous
        You grew up among blacks???????? KISS MY ASS !!!!!!!!!!! No you didn't.

        I attended public schools in Indianapolis in the 80's and 90's . JIM CROW might have been extreme but I can't honestly say I don't understand why it was felt necessary.

        Voluntary communities of selected blacks and selected whites with responsible leadership can coexist, as in the military, but in the general population blacks and whites will always self-segregate and in areas with high percentages of blacks formal rules were beneficial to both sides, which is why Jim Crow evolved pretty rapidly after Reconstruction ended in the South.

        It was for the most part an equitable system. Were there some abuses? Sure, but for the most part blacks were far better off in the Jim Crow South than in the black areas of Detroit, Baltimore, Chicago or St. Louis today. They were making upward progress, today they are making downward progress. Black schools in all but the very worst parts of the South did a better job of educating average underclass Blacks than schools, on average, in black inner cities today. They were taught by black teachers, often men who could and would throw a punch if needed, but who related to their charges and knew how to teach them. The old hand me down McGuffey’s Readers and other old textbooks worked better than many textbooks today. In a very real sense, the average black fully knew he was not as capable at intellectual pursuits as the average white, but he wanted to learn as much as he could, he more often was educated to the capacity of his intellect than is now the case.

        And Blacks read the KJV Bible-along with Shakespeare, the formant of the English language at probably its peak, and aside from its spiritual lessons, the language did him well in forming a sense of using the language. I run into old blacks who can speak quite eloquently when they want to, but few young ones. For that matter, Shakespeare was probably more read by blacks back then than by white kids now! (The anglophone Catholic Church’s antipathy toward the KJV -I believe it’s still technically anathema, without or with the Apocrypha-has served it poorly: the Douay-Rheims English translation simply stinks.)

        Occasionally Black bucks would go after each other with razors, and more occasionally a female after another female, but drive-by spray shootings were not a thing. The frequent and genuinely sad story of a sympathetic, often young and occasionally genuinely promising black bystander being cut down by gangbangers we see today was mostly unheard-of.

        Black-owned businesses serving other blacks was a thing. They usually were not as good as white businesses, but they provided income for their proprietors and an example of success to other blacks. When segregation ended the vast majority of the black business owners quit and got jobs with corporations or with the government.

      53. “In contrast, I’ve never felt any regard for the long-gone Jim Crow era, which I’ve always found almost Hindu-like in its grotesque caste rules.”

        I read recently that even earlier, this attitude is what turned Northerners against slavery. The Quakers and other abolitionists would distribute pictures of white-passing slave children from the South.

        • Replies: @Jack D
        Any time you have more than one caste you are going to need caste rules for edge cases. In South Africa they dealt with this by creating another caste for mixed race people but that ultimately didn't fix anything.

        Ultimately the problem was that separate but equal was not really equal. Maybe if the black schools were really as nice as the white ones the blacks wouldn't have wanted in as badly.
      54. @Bert
        Brazil has achieved only partial race mixing, and it is a joke of a country with corruption (Lava Jato), incompetence (destruction of the scientific collections of the Museu Nacional by burning of same), and criminality (Mariana dam disaster, PCC control of the prison system). Brazil went from 61% white in 1960 (about like the US now) to 48% in 2010.

        So it doesn't take a whole lot of race mixing to destroy a country. Look forward to a shitstorm if the next fifty years sees widespread race mixing, or even the reduction of the competent/work-oriented/somewhat-honest portion of the population to below 50%.

        On the other hand, Brazil has Bolsonaro. What does still 90% white Northern Europe have?

      55. Better watch what you wish for, without affirmative action all the white guys that run the military industrial complex will be replaced by Asians.

      56. @Kronos
        It very well might. Ten years ago, I never thought anything could overthrow neoliberalism and neoconservatism. Perhaps there is a Israeli faction that believes mass-immigration in Europe and the US is detrimental to Israel’s long term interest. Today, the ideas of Pat Buchanan are steadily ascending into the GOP. The NYT and New Republic are riddled with dementia and incoherent. Their younger writers are boring, tired, and possess more skills brown nosing than literary ability. Trump won the 2016 Presidential race and will very likely win again. While Hillary is embarrassed by the media that Billy boy went partying with an international pedophile billionaire.

        Strange times, strange times...

        I thought Obama overthrew neoconservatism.

        For a large segment of the paleo right, the year is always 2003.

        • Replies: @William Badwhite
        How do you explain our current foreign policy "establishment" with its mindless interventionism and hysteria about Russia, as well as the continued existence of people like John Bolton?
        , @Hail

        For a large segment of the paleo right, the year is always 2003.
         
        The good-old 'Arc of History' (of the 2000s and 2010s) bent right back towards 2003.

        ___________

        (See also: "Zuckerberg Explains that the Arc of History Bends Toward Global Empire.")
        , @nebulafox
        Whatever his flaws, Obama did eventually develop the cajones to stick to his guns and put his foot down when the leadership of both major political parties wanted us to invade Syria. That said, there were plenty of people around him that did subscribe to such views-Hillary Clinton being a prominent example-and as a result, there were a lot of interventionist missteps before that, including the decision to aid the Syrian rebels in the first place. They probably used Obama's natural sympathy for the Arab Spring as a way of getting him to go along with some of them.

        Parallels with Trump are not hard to see. Both candidates ran on anti-interventionist platforms and clearly were skeptical of foreign policy elite's trigger-happy tendencies, but both men lacked the willpower or the clear vision to force through a complete shift in the field. Both men are surrounded by advisors who were/are far more pro-intervention and also know what ideological arguments to make to influence their bosses. I'm sure the Pentagon chiefs and GOP leadership used Trump's natural inclination for "toughness" when talking about Iran just as the people around Obama talked about democracy and liberal ideals when talking about Libya.

        Whether it is to seriously reign in the oligarchs, to not embrace mindless interventionism, to decrease immigration numbers, or to not treat free trade like a religion, voter wishes seem to be quite immaterial when they go up against what the Borg wants.
      57. The laws of the 1960s may not have been designed explicitly to harm them, but they were gradually altered to help everyone but them, which is the same thing…

        Well put CC.

        Hence, it’s imaginable that intelligent and resolute Supreme Court justices and their clerks could bravely find a resolution that doesn’t take us back to Jim Crow but instead extends the current protections against racist oppression by the majority to the coming white minority.

        Three little words from Steve that should be used more often.

        • Agree: YetAnotherAnon
      58. it is: Vla-DEEM-er Na-BOKE-ef more or less.

        Having read Zashchina Luzhina, Podvig, Pale Fire, Lolita, and Pnin, let me help you all out here:

        Nabokov is the second most overrated writer in the history of over rated writers and that is only because the truly immortally boring Melville has the number one spot locked up……forever. If you ever feel the need to read either one of them, it would be less painful to watch paint dry….while whacking yourself in the nuts with a copy of The Confidence Man: his Masquerade.

        And Civil Wrongs Laws aren’t just an attack on free association, they are gun aimed at the truth itself.

        • Replies: @Old Palo Altan
        I've never bothered with Nabokov, but you are so right about Melville - and I say that despite the fact that he married a kissing cousin of mine.

        Open Moby Dick at any page, doubters, and you'll see what we mean.
        , @midtown
        I agree re Melville, but Joseph Conrad's boringness is as deadly as Chris Kyle.
        , @MBlanc46
        Melville wrote some decent pieces: Typee, Omoo, Bartleby the Scrivener.
      59. “In contrast, I’ve never felt any regard for the long-gone Jim Crow era, which I’ve always found almost Hindu-like in its grotesque caste rules.”

        I don’t see how taking measures to restore access to the right of freedom of association (if that includes repealing the CRA 1964, aka the Jim Snow era, then so be it) must preclude that a new Jim Crow era would emerge. This isn’t a binary issue.

        Jim Crow were laws that restricted individual’s rights to freely associate. CRA 1964 were merely different laws that restricted different people’s rights to freely associate.

        How about we get rid of all the laws that restrict the right to freely associate and let individuals decide who they live and do business with.

        • Replies: @Hippopotamusdrome


        Jim Crow were laws that restricted individual’s rights to freely associate

         
        LOL, there were whites wanted be around Blacks.
      60. @Mishima Zaibatsu
        Speaking of history, the BBC has demanded an end to all-white English period dramas, claiming the idea Britain was ever white comes only as a result of evil whitey falsifying history.

        Is it time the all-white period drama was made extinct?
         

        ... A loud minority have called this general move towards diversity in period drama ‘PC culture gone mad’ and suggested that casting ethnic minorities in period biopics and historical fiction is factually inaccurate. It’s an argument that has been used by both armchair critics on social media and leading entertainment creatives, like Julian Fellowes, to defend their all-white productions. But, regardless of the extent to which you think historical verisimilitude matters, it’s an argument that rests on a fallacy:
         
        ...

        A multiracial Britain existed before revisionists and colonialist apologisers began white-washing books and tomes
         
        ...

        Film and theatre director Josie Rourke read Kaufmann’s book while doing research for her debut feature Mary, Queen of Scots and it opened her eyes to the complicity of period dramas in whitewashing British history. “To entirely represent period drama as white is historically inaccurate,” Rourke says. “Our bias has been coached and encouraged by period dramas into thinking that.”
         
        And so on and so forth. As well as Kaufmann, the writer of the BBC piece is, of course, Jewish.

        http://www.bbc.com/culture/story/20200116-is-it-time-the-all-white-period-drama-was-made-extinct

        Boris should sell BBC to the Russians. The best TV adaptation of Sherlock Holmes was done by the Soviets.

      61. The “Jim Crow” era, as you seem to sneeringly put it, isn’t long gone. My mother remembers quite well growing up in the segregated South. It wasn’t Byzantine. It was simple. Her exact words-

        “We had our places, and they had theirs. In public, they behaved themselves.”

        • Replies: @David In TN
        I can remember going shopping in downtown Nashville as a small child. And visiting relatives who lived in Birmingham, including a trip to the Birmingham zoo. I think it was a Saturday afternoon. Very nice.

        Around 12 years ago I went with a friend who lives in Alabama to a gun show at the Birmingham convention center. Afterward we drove through downtown Birmingham, mostly deserted around 2 pm Saturday.
      62. anonymous[102] • Disclaimer says:
        @R.G. Camara
        For whites, there are actually four possible outcomes:

        1. Destruction

        2. Reconquista

        3. Fleeing to nations where they will be protected.

        4. Break up of the U.S. into ethnic states, whites forming one or more of them.


        Quite frankly, 2 and 4 seem the most likely.

        I don't think 2 would take place except if one white ethnic group were unified enough to assert itself. "Whites" aren't a group but a race; but Irish, Italians, etc.can unite to others of their ethnic group. The Irish are the largest white ethnic group (or maybe # 2 behind German-Americans, who I don't see as having much ethnic cohesion). The Irish have some remaining ethnic cohesion (St. Patrick's day, famine/Ellis island stories, some small neighborhoods in major cities), and the fact that many are large rough men employed in police work and the military. (You'll note, for example, how much Hollywood media heaps disdain on St. Patrick's day---as if to make it too gauche and unpopular, and therefore drive down Irish ethnic cohesion).

        Italians, though smaller in number, are more ethnically cohesive, and are also heavily involved in rough police work and the military. (Insert joke about Mafia rough work here).

        The two could unite and form a group that could ethnically cleanse the nation. But that's a long shot.

        4 is the most likely. California is lost, as are much of the coastal cities. The interior can form a superstate. A break up might result in peaceful ethnic cleansing, or at least some kind of stability akin to the gothic kingdoms that replaced the Western roman empire.

        About 10% of newborns are mixed race including a pure white parent or mixed race parent with some recent generation of white ancestry. Today, the ratio of newborn mixed whites to pure whites is 4:1. By mid-century it will be evenly split.

        Even today the number of whites with non-whites in the family makes violent clashes initiated by whites much more remote. There is no such thing as peaceful ethnic cleansing. This is a big country and even the most peaceful nationwide violence resulting in mass uprooting will cause thousands of deaths.

      63. I will take a look at Caldwell’s book but so long as he insists on being a ‘respectable’ commentator he cannot speak frankly about Jewish power or various relevant facts about various minorities in the ‘Rainbow Coalition.’

        Scientific analysis requires isolating the variables that afford prediction and control. This is what a dissenting political faction must aim for. It should not be distracted by airy philosophical fictions whose discussion is an epiphenomenon of the underlying desire of Jews to destroy Christian hegemony and for that purpose to maintain the victim status of blacks.

        Can / will Caldwell explain why Palestinians and fetuses both make plausible victims yet both are ignored in favor of Israelis and unwed mothers? He could offer a long-winded lie but the simple truth is that Jews have the upper hand and see pro-life as Christian and Islam as Israel’s enemy and have the money and organizations to effectively pressure the politicians. Change that fact and — Voila! — the pro-lifers and Palestinians win. Politics is easy once you see the tribalism.

      64. anon[444] • Disclaimer says:

        “The interior can form a superstate.” is an idea that is even less workable than that of Virginia counties joining West Virginia, voiced on this blog recently. The coastal areas are net economic contributors to these counties, all the way from Maine to Georgia. to expect them to secede over the idea of gun rights is highly unlikely. At least the southern radicals had an illusion of economic power to back independence. Instead of having the most divisive and troublesome two groups throwing wine bottles and clods of peat at each other, why not have a white ethnic alliance headed by Germans? at least they have a history of using an organized radical group that can seize power via a plebiscite, and invading Canada seems an easier nut to crack than Russia.

      65. anonymous[102] • Disclaimer says:
        @Bert
        Brazil has achieved only partial race mixing, and it is a joke of a country with corruption (Lava Jato), incompetence (destruction of the scientific collections of the Museu Nacional by burning of same), and criminality (Mariana dam disaster, PCC control of the prison system). Brazil went from 61% white in 1960 (about like the US now) to 48% in 2010.

        So it doesn't take a whole lot of race mixing to destroy a country. Look forward to a shitstorm if the next fifty years sees widespread race mixing, or even the reduction of the competent/work-oriented/somewhat-honest portion of the population to below 50%.

        South Brazil is at least 80% white but not rich. The place is kind of shabby middle income. That’s because the whites there who are although of good stock (Germany and Veneto) aren’t running on the high performance Anglo operating system. They are using the dysfunctional Iberian OS. A mixed race America may have eroded stock but the Anglo OS is not going to be uninstalled. The resulting performance will be OK. America in the mixed race future is not going to be a super rich country like today (top 5 in the world) but can still be a rich country (top 20 like France). Trump and his successors will make this more likely to happen. By reducing immigration by 70% last year he has created long term conditions favoring race mixing rather than conflict.

      66. Well, the Zeroth Amemdment, as Eric Kaufmann notes ,was only added to the Statue of Liberty in the 1930s and was popularized in the Narrative between the 1930s and 1950s.

        What is more, the 1965 Immigration Act was supposed to have minimal impact on America’s ethnic composition but, as John Derbyshire noted, 1960s “congresscriters” didn’t have their fingers on the world’s demographic pulse.

        https://www.unz.com/jderbyshire/a-dismal-anniversary-50-years-of-the-immigration-act-of-1965/

        I regard the rise of the anti-white nature of the “woke” rather to be a form of virtue-signalling that Oswald Spengler forecasted would assume the social superiority of the “noble class” by the early 21st Century.

        • Replies: @Hail

        I regard the rise of the anti-white nature of the “woke” rather to be a form of virtue-signalling that Oswald Spengler forecasted would assume the social superiority of the “noble class” by the early 21st Century.
         
        Spengler predicted early-21st-century anti-white 'SWPL'-style virtue-signaling?

        That is worth expanding on.
      67. PS to my previous comment: According to Pew Research Jews self-identify as 94% pro-choice. Additionally, the biggest donors to the GOP are all Jews– and indeed many describe themselves as ‘socially liberal.’ How often do you see that mentioned in ‘respectable’ publications? Yet it goes most of the way to explain why the pro-life movement never gets sincere and effective support from Republican politicians (or Democrats.)

        • Replies: @Morris Applebaum IV
        The Pew figure is 83% (roughly the same as Buddhists and Episcopalians) and the question is whether abortion should be legal or illegal, not whether one is self-described as "pro-choice".

        https://www.pewresearch.org/fact-tank/2018/01/22/american-religious-groups-vary-widely-in-their-views-of-abortion/ft_18-01-19_abortionreligiousgroups/

        Additionally, the ultra-Orthodox Jewish community, a significantly growing population and much more likely to hold conservative views, is systematically undercounted in polling.
      68. @utu
        "...hat a nice guy Steve is..." - He can afford it because he is a firm believer that the salvation is from the Jews (John 4:22). All he needs to do is to pray to the Jews, implore them and beg for their mercy.

        Salvation is from the Jews. We’re getting closer as more people realized who is behind our woes. They were booted out of a small village in Guatamala a few years back so our salvation may be #111.

      69. “In contrast, I’ve never felt any regard for the long-gone Jim Crow era, which I’ve always found almost Hindu-like in its grotesque caste rules.”

        Whew; at first I thought Steve was going soft (a la Jesse Helms post-Bono head soakings), until I read the article in it’s entirety. Maybe he was watching Django Unchained last night on BET.

        • Replies: @the one they call Desanex
        Speaking of Django Unchained, I have a theory: Quentin Tarantino made Django in 2012 just to give himself enough anti-white cred to be able to make Once Upon a Time in Hollywood, a great movie with no black people in it, in 2019. I’d say it was worth the sacrifice.
      70. @Aldon
        Funny enough over in Ireland there are enough Irish proudly cucking themselves away with letting immigrants. Same goes for Scotland. Almost like identifying around resentment lends itself well to being a Leftoid/Cuck.

        Steve, Miller or Trump are acting on your most important graph in the world.

        Trump may add Nigeria to the travel ban list. Taking up the draw bridge from there is never a bad idea given how large the numbers can be expected to be and already are. (Particularly for a country that still practices jus soli) American might be getting less and less attractive economically to emigrate to and will become less so in the near future, but Nigeria will get FUBAR faster than the US will.

        The stated reasons for the new batches of countries, Belarus, Eritrea, Kyrgyzstan, Myanmar, Nigeria, Sudan and Tanzania is that they failed to meet State Department standards on biometrics, information-sharing and counter-terrorism measures. But really I like this new aggressive use of travel bans and it would be nice if it was applied to any country that refused to take back deported citizens. Normalise the situation of just banning immigration from places. Nobody has a right to somebody elses home.

        Another medium term strategy may be to end direct flights to certain countries. Another would be to just to do a kind of African Marshall plan to set up some momentum in those places to keep pace with population growth. But really once it becomes clear there is no hope, people will stop going and make due with their lot in their own countries, or places they can emigrate to legally, such as if the new freedom of movement proposals in African come into force.

        • Agree: HammerJack
      71. Anonymous[160] • Disclaimer says:

        One thing is for sure… race is becoming a bigger and bigger thing. More media articles. More of a focus in movies and TV. Our dispossession is more obvious to anyone, even the people who used to fool themselves and virtue signal.

        I am not sure what will happen exactly but there still are a lot of us, some of us are breeding. Gulaging us in the internet age will be harder than anticipated.

        Another thing is that world domination is kinda hard. Jews are known for work ethic to some extent but it’s not easy to stay on top. Rome lasted a long time, but the general rule with empires is that there is a hungry, expansionist generation and those who come after are progressively softer and less ruthless. Probably that way for Jews too. Things change, threats evolve, advantages crumble.

        There are not that many Jews in the scheme of things even after being around forever and doing a lot of scheming over the centuries. Abraham’s children are far less than the stars in the sky even today. They have had their ups and downs over the years.

      72. @anon
        "The interior can form a superstate." is an idea that is even less workable than that of Virginia counties joining West Virginia, voiced on this blog recently. The coastal areas are net economic contributors to these counties, all the way from Maine to Georgia. to expect them to secede over the idea of gun rights is highly unlikely. At least the southern radicals had an illusion of economic power to back independence. Instead of having the most divisive and troublesome two groups throwing wine bottles and clods of peat at each other, why not have a white ethnic alliance headed by Germans? at least they have a history of using an organized radical group that can seize power via a plebiscite, and invading Canada seems an easier nut to crack than Russia. Maybe an ex accountant Swiss style instead of an ex-corporal this time.

        I don’t see a problem with controlling the Missouri, Mississippi, and Ohio valleys. Mountain ranges make decent borders all over the world.

      73. @donvonburg
        "Tomorrow Belongs To Me" was written by good National Sociali.....err....ahem...it was written by John Kander and Fred Ebb. They were songwriting partners, they were both openly homosexual, but like Cy Coleman and Carolyn Leigh, they were not partners except in art.

        Kander and Ebb – their two surnames were indivisible – it was impossible to say one without the other. Both were openly gay, and it was wrongly assumed by many that they were long-term lovers. In 2003, Kander, who has lived for nearly thirty years with Albert Stephenson (a choreographer and teacher) addressed those rumors in an interview in which he described the nature of his non-professional relations with Ebb as "his 40-year partner in creativity but never in domesticity, much less romance."
         
        http://gayinfluence.blogspot.com/2014/06/kander-and-ebb.html

        I used to cringe when we'd go to white outfit affairs and they'd be singing TBTM. Far more effective and more enjoyable were real German songs used in that era....with the added bonus that with the exception of the (not all that good anyway) Horst Wesel Lied and a couple of more obscure tunes, they weren't Nazi to begin with! One can perform Erika, Schwarzbraun is die Hasselnuss, Westerwald Lied, Mein Schleiserland, even military marches per se like the Funkerlied, Panzerlied, Wir fahren gegen Engeland, and be simply celebrating White Heritage, since all these songs both predate the NSDAP and, save the Engelandlied, were played by Bundeswehr and postwar Luftwaffe bands extensively.

        TBTM is an obvious reference to the scene in Cabaret, which is an attempt at white-bashing even though it actually makes the Nazis look better in many people's eyes given that they realize the Kit Kat Klub's debauchery is actually greatly bowdlerized for cinematic purposes and that there is absolutely nothing repellent in modern or peak-bathhouse San Francisco or New York not found in Weimar Berlin. (That's why it's never been remade as a film, despite Liza Minnelli's godawful Sally Bowles.)

        they weren’t Nazi to begin with!

        The same can be said of the quite catchy 19th century song Die Wacht am Rhein which is actually just an anti-French song (and a song about defending the Fatherland from French aggression to boot). But thanks to Casablanca the song is now widely wrongly understood as a Nazi anthem. You can still sing it with the Yale University approved lyrics though.

        • Replies: @Hail

        the quite catchy 19th century song Die Wacht am Rhein which is actually just an anti-French song [...] But thanks to Casablanca the song is now widely wrongly understood as a Nazi anthem
         
        FWIW, it is also the name of the German offensive operation we know in English as "the Battle of the Bulge," Dec. 1944 (at which a hapless US conscript named Kurt Vonnegut was taken prisoner, later to witness Dresden while in captivity, which inspired his classic Slaughterhouse Five).

        "Wacht Am Rhein," the offensive operation, was conceived in late September 1944 by Hitler and planned by the general staff in October. The latter, afaik, didn't like the idea.

        I see that Casablanca was filmed primarily in June and July 1942, and released nationwide in the US in early 1943.

        So Casablanca beat Hitler in using "Wacht Am Rhein" in a political/war capacity by more than two years. For whatever any of that's worth (maybe nothing; a long tangent).
      74. @anonymous
        "If Trump gets 5 more years, his judges will likely be half of the federal bench, so the tide may be turning."

        Yeah, Right.

        Did the tide turn with all the Republican appointees who issued the ruling in Roe v Wade?

        Did the tide turn with Justice Kennedy, a Republican choice who helped rewrite the legal definition of marriage?

        Did the tide turn with Justice Roberts, a Republican choice who nailed down Big Sickness for the pharmaceutical and insurance industries?

        Will the tide turn with Justice Kavanaugh, Mr. Trump's choice? Who earned his first robe by helping President Cheney with the Patriot Act?

        Like the “federal” elections held every November in even-numbered years and the 5-4 decrees of the Court, the partisan judicial nominations and nailbiting confirmation hearings are another part of the RedBlue puppet show that keeps people gulled into accepting that so many things in life are to be run by Washington.

        I’m still inclined to the notion that the Constitution was intended, at least by some of its authors and supporters, to create a limited national government. But even by the time of Marbury, those entrusted with the powers have arrogated the authority to redefine them.

        The three branches that were to "check" and "balance" each other are three hands washing themselves. The Court exists to deal with hot potato social issues in lieu of the invertebrate Congress, to forebear (along with the invertebrate Congress) the warmongering and other “foreign policy” waged under auspices of the President, and to dignify the Establishment’s shepherding and fleecing of the people.

        Why should a robed, unelected politician be redefining marriage? Entrusted to enforce the Constitutional limitations on the others? Sure, questions like these are posed from time to time in a dissenting Justice’s opinion, but that ends the discussion other than in the context of replacing old Justice X with middle-aged Justice Y, as exemplified in your naïve comment.

        I would say that you, Anon[245], are right 75% and Gaius Gracchus is right 25% here. (There is much wisdom in the iSteve commentariat, and I would not dismiss any of the non-trolls as completely wrong.)

        In practice, a way to express this, maybe, is that conservative judges CAN soften the blow but CANNOT solve the problem.

        Trump is so bad in other ways, and so untrustworthy at this point, that I am among those who honestly hopes he loses in 2020 (with strong Republican Senate and House majorities, if possible); on the narrow question of judges, Gaius is not totally wrong about a DJT win in Nov. 2020, but it would be made all-but-irrelevant by an Amnesty-dressed-up-in-MAGA-clothing in 2021, which I think is likely.

        • Agree: MikeatMikedotMike
        • Replies: @anonymous
        “In practice, a way to express this, maybe, is that conservative judges CAN soften the blow but CANNOT solve the problem.”

        IOW, sand castles against the tide?

        Root all you want. But voting — especially BlueRed — is voluntary servitude for the gullible.
        , @Unladen Swallow
        Hoping Trump doesn't win? seriously that would validate the far left identity politics that have been pervasive since Trump's election, the ideology of the gang of four and their ilk would complete their takeover of the Democratic Party. The party are nearly full on with this nonsense already, it's the Democratic caucus that has pushed the collusion narrative and the impeachment farce from day one, not any of the older, less far left leadership people. Any electoral wins would only accelerate the process, the party's leftist worldview may continue to gain in the culture after defeats, sure, but they really gain after winning elections because the bureaucracy and the courts feel they don't have to hold back at all and sneak things in through the back door like they do after defeats.

        A win for the GOP might not be a win anymore like it used to be because of what Caldwell has pointed out, yes, but a loss is like a double defeat every time it happens. The Democrats are a lost cause at this point, it wouldn't matter if they nominated and elected a centrist, the whole thrust of the party is now the likes of Pressley, Ocasio-Cortez, Talib, and Omar, that's where they are going. Just because you didn't get what you hoped for from a GOP administration doesn't mean that the alternative is better, it's far worse. Additionally, losing the Presidential election never increases your shares in Congress, it might not go up or down a lot after a victory, but it never goes up much during a defeat, and the Democrats already control the House.
      75. @R.G. Camara
        For whites, there are actually four possible outcomes:

        1. Destruction

        2. Reconquista

        3. Fleeing to nations where they will be protected.

        4. Break up of the U.S. into ethnic states, whites forming one or more of them.


        Quite frankly, 2 and 4 seem the most likely.

        I don't think 2 would take place except if one white ethnic group were unified enough to assert itself. "Whites" aren't a group but a race; but Irish, Italians, etc.can unite to others of their ethnic group. The Irish are the largest white ethnic group (or maybe # 2 behind German-Americans, who I don't see as having much ethnic cohesion). The Irish have some remaining ethnic cohesion (St. Patrick's day, famine/Ellis island stories, some small neighborhoods in major cities), and the fact that many are large rough men employed in police work and the military. (You'll note, for example, how much Hollywood media heaps disdain on St. Patrick's day---as if to make it too gauche and unpopular, and therefore drive down Irish ethnic cohesion).

        Italians, though smaller in number, are more ethnically cohesive, and are also heavily involved in rough police work and the military. (Insert joke about Mafia rough work here).

        The two could unite and form a group that could ethnically cleanse the nation. But that's a long shot.

        4 is the most likely. California is lost, as are much of the coastal cities. The interior can form a superstate. A break up might result in peaceful ethnic cleansing, or at least some kind of stability akin to the gothic kingdoms that replaced the Western roman empire.

        California is lost, as are much of the coastal cities

        The coastal cities are actually very comfortable areas for white people to live. As long as you can afford to live in an affluent suburb. Sharing a town with Ivy League graduates of Chinese or Indian ancestry is a lot more pleasant than living next door to a meth lab in Kansas or sharing a town with FOB Somalis in some town in Minnesota or Maine. What we have lost is not the coasts, it is the interior – to brain drain, immigration (check out the Mexican population in Iowa) and economic neglect. Trump won because people in the heartland are disgusted at what is happening to their towns. People in Bethesda MD or Scarsdale NY think life in modern America is great.

        • Replies: @Hail

        People in Bethesda MD or Scarsdale NY think life in modern America is great
         
        I recently learned that the beloved game-show host Pat Sajak has two homes:

        One of his homes is in Severna Park, Maryland, DC metro area. Census Bureau estimate for 2019: 87% full-White-non-Hispanic, 3% Black; median household income for mid-2010s at $140,000.

        His other home is in the comfortable area between Encino and Sherman Oaks, California. Which puts him fairly close to our host, I believe. Steve Sailer might have run into Sajak at "In and Out Burger" or the like over the years.

        A cruise to wikipedia says that Pat Sajak [b.1946] is of entirely Polish-Christian ancestry and active in a United Churches of Christ [Congregational] congregation, presumably via his wife.

        He came out as a right-winger recently:

        https://twitter.com/patsajak/status/1219618102159335426
        , @Citizen of a Silly Country

        People in Bethesda MD or Scarsdale NY think life in modern America is great.
         
        Yes and no. As the Indian and Asian population rise in these area, they are asserting themselves. One Indian couple in the neighborhood is fine, ten is a tribe and they act like it. Indians and Asians act more like Jews than gentile whites, i.e. they organize, run for office, bitch about stuff, etc. Whites in those areas are finding their school boards, city councils and other organizations getting taken over by Indians and Asians.

        For the first time, Jews are coming up against groups that don't bow to their Holocaust guilt trip and push back. It's fun to look at the face of some rabbi as he gets pushed aside at a city council meeting by some Indian or Muslim who wants their 10 minutes of bitch time. He's not happy.

        The brown horde is creeping into upper-middle class white areas, and they don't like it. Whites feel guilt to blacks and Jews but not Asians and Indians. You can see it in white people's faces when they're getting bitched at by some Apu.

        In fact, the only Jews that I've ever known against immigration are those that live in neighborhoods with a good amount of Asians and Indians.

        The brown horde is coming to a neighborhood near you. Get ready.
        , @Art Deco
        You're never going to be 'sharing a town' with Ivy League graduates. Ivy League graduates are a tiny minority in this country and aren't a demographically appreciable element anywhere bar their own alumni clubs.

        Actually, the frequency of most categories of crime in Kansas hugs the national mean. The exceptions would be forcible rape (about 38% higher), homicide (about 22% lower), and robbery (about 54% lower).

        As for 'brain drain', educational attainment in Kansas is as follows: those over 25 with a baccalaureate degree, 20.6%; those with a graduate degree, 11.7%. The national means are 19% and 11%. Actually, the states with the highest attainment scores are all over the map: Colorado, DC, Massachusetts, New Jersey, Minnesota, New Hampshire, Vermont, Washington state.

        The employment-to-population ratio nationally in 2018 was 0.604. That in Kansas was 0.645. The Plains states, with a ratio of 0.652, had the highest rate of any cluster of states measured.


        What's disgusting is what the administrative class is attempting just about anywhere. See, for example, the decades-long legal assaults on the Boy Scouts of America. There is simply more resistance to this in the heartland.
      76. @anon
        "The interior can form a superstate." is an idea that is even less workable than that of Virginia counties joining West Virginia, voiced on this blog recently. The coastal areas are net economic contributors to these counties, all the way from Maine to Georgia. to expect them to secede over the idea of gun rights is highly unlikely. At least the southern radicals had an illusion of economic power to back independence. Instead of having the most divisive and troublesome two groups throwing wine bottles and clods of peat at each other, why not have a white ethnic alliance headed by Germans? at least they have a history of using an organized radical group that can seize power via a plebiscite, and invading Canada seems an easier nut to crack than Russia. Maybe an ex accountant Swiss style instead of an ex-corporal this time.

        The area drained by the Mississippi River produces the world’s cheapest calorie and is hugely scaleable. And gravity can pull that calorie to New Orleans in a barge.

      77. @Peter Akuleyev
        California is lost, as are much of the coastal cities

        The coastal cities are actually very comfortable areas for white people to live. As long as you can afford to live in an affluent suburb. Sharing a town with Ivy League graduates of Chinese or Indian ancestry is a lot more pleasant than living next door to a meth lab in Kansas or sharing a town with FOB Somalis in some town in Minnesota or Maine. What we have lost is not the coasts, it is the interior - to brain drain, immigration (check out the Mexican population in Iowa) and economic neglect. Trump won because people in the heartland are disgusted at what is happening to their towns. People in Bethesda MD or Scarsdale NY think life in modern America is great.

        People in Bethesda MD or Scarsdale NY think life in modern America is great

        I recently learned that the beloved game-show host Pat Sajak has two homes:

        One of his homes is in Severna Park, Maryland, DC metro area. Census Bureau estimate for 2019: 87% full-White-non-Hispanic, 3% Black; median household income for mid-2010s at $140,000.

        His other home is in the comfortable area between Encino and Sherman Oaks, California. Which puts him fairly close to our host, I believe. Steve Sailer might have run into Sajak at “In and Out Burger” or the like over the years.

        A cruise to wikipedia says that Pat Sajak [b.1946] is of entirely Polish-Christian ancestry and active in a United Churches of Christ [Congregational] congregation, presumably via his wife.

        He came out as a right-winger recently:

        • Replies: @Buzz Mohawk
        Sajak's Twitter feed is funny. He's witty and smart.

        Regarding his comment on game shows and voters, he surely realizes Wheel is the simpler-minded show that airs after Jeopardy.

        One wonders what the Wheel demographic breakdown is, as compared to Jeopardy.

        It's really always been about Vanna White.
        https://www.12thblog.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/04/Vanna-White-5-310x165.jpg

        BTW Merv Griffin said he hired Vanna when he created the show because she had a big head. That's good for television, especially on someone who just reveals letters.
        https://i.pinimg.com/736x/3a/29/4e/3a294e44155e5b570ea3479401fa8ad7.jpg
        , @Barnard
        Sajak has always been fairly open about his right leaning politics. He has been on the board of Hillsdale since 2003 and has donated to Republicans for decades.
        , @Lot
        Sajak has been an active Republican since the 1990s if not earlier.
        , @Reg Cæsar

        United Churches of Christ [Congregational]
         
        They ain't my father's Congregationalists! I always wondered why his last church was Presbyterian, given that in N.Y.'s Capital District, Scots-Irish were well behind Yankees and Dutch in numbers among local Calvinists. Perhaps the post-merger developments were getting to him.
        , @ziggurat
        We should have campaigns to "stop the vote".

        Here is Jack Black on "Who Wants to be a Millinoaire":

        02:56 - I know this audience is smarter than me and at least a couple of them know the answer. And if only those couple could push and no one else.
         
        https://youtu.be/jHwg-USaMdU?t=160
      78. @Hail
        I would say that you, Anon[245], are right 75% and Gaius Gracchus is right 25% here. (There is much wisdom in the iSteve commentariat, and I would not dismiss any of the non-trolls as completely wrong.)

        In practice, a way to express this, maybe, is that conservative judges CAN soften the blow but CANNOT solve the problem.

        Trump is so bad in other ways, and so untrustworthy at this point, that I am among those who honestly hopes he loses in 2020 (with strong Republican Senate and House majorities, if possible); on the narrow question of judges, Gaius is not totally wrong about a DJT win in Nov. 2020, but it would be made all-but-irrelevant by an Amnesty-dressed-up-in-MAGA-clothing in 2021, which I think is likely.

        “In practice, a way to express this, maybe, is that conservative judges CAN soften the blow but CANNOT solve the problem.”

        IOW, sand castles against the tide?

        Root all you want. But voting — especially BlueRed — is voluntary servitude for the gullible.

      79. @Mr McKenna
        You know that old saw which holds:

        "Where the government fears the people, there is liberty. Where the people fear the government, there is tyranny."
         
        Something similar may apply to the mass media,
        which after all are probably more influential than government.

        https://cdni.rt.com/files/2020.01/article/5e26fbce203027436b0c9f58.jpg

        Look at the state of those muppets which are called ‘Metropolitan Police Officers’ these days.

        Affirmative Action hires one and all. About as intimidating and presence-holding as a wet, brown paper bag discarded in a gutter.

        • Agree: Harry Baldwin
        • Replies: @Anonymous
        Compare and contrast that shot to a group photo of London Metropolitan Police Officers in the 1920s - big, strapping, moustachieod, hard-faced fellas all of them, built like boxers, and up for a scrap with anyone, able to intimidate by mere physical presence - which was Sir Robert Peel's intention all along.
      80. Anonymous[249] • Disclaimer says:

        Reading Christopher Caldwell’s prose unflinchingly reveals the vast vasty unbridgeable chasm between a true intellectual giant, and yer typical untalented run-of-the-mill lightweight hack, who, nontheless has an unmerited and unwarranted inflated opinion of his own abilities. Such as the entire editorial staff of The Economist magazine – and lastly and leastly, the political trash which take their cue from The Economist.

      81. @donvonburg
        "Tomorrow Belongs To Me" was written by good National Sociali.....err....ahem...it was written by John Kander and Fred Ebb. They were songwriting partners, they were both openly homosexual, but like Cy Coleman and Carolyn Leigh, they were not partners except in art.

        Kander and Ebb – their two surnames were indivisible – it was impossible to say one without the other. Both were openly gay, and it was wrongly assumed by many that they were long-term lovers. In 2003, Kander, who has lived for nearly thirty years with Albert Stephenson (a choreographer and teacher) addressed those rumors in an interview in which he described the nature of his non-professional relations with Ebb as "his 40-year partner in creativity but never in domesticity, much less romance."
         
        http://gayinfluence.blogspot.com/2014/06/kander-and-ebb.html

        I used to cringe when we'd go to white outfit affairs and they'd be singing TBTM. Far more effective and more enjoyable were real German songs used in that era....with the added bonus that with the exception of the (not all that good anyway) Horst Wesel Lied and a couple of more obscure tunes, they weren't Nazi to begin with! One can perform Erika, Schwarzbraun is die Hasselnuss, Westerwald Lied, Mein Schleiserland, even military marches per se like the Funkerlied, Panzerlied, Wir fahren gegen Engeland, and be simply celebrating White Heritage, since all these songs both predate the NSDAP and, save the Engelandlied, were played by Bundeswehr and postwar Luftwaffe bands extensively.

        TBTM is an obvious reference to the scene in Cabaret, which is an attempt at white-bashing even though it actually makes the Nazis look better in many people's eyes given that they realize the Kit Kat Klub's debauchery is actually greatly bowdlerized for cinematic purposes and that there is absolutely nothing repellent in modern or peak-bathhouse San Francisco or New York not found in Weimar Berlin. (That's why it's never been remade as a film, despite Liza Minnelli's godawful Sally Bowles.)

        A while back I saw someone on Disqus link to a YT video of TBTM. Up pops a (((commenter))) to explain with glee that, guess what, it was written by Jews.

        The response was immediate and robust, something like: “Yeah, I know. It’s called cultural appropriation, suck it up Jew.”

        • Replies: @Jack D
        Joke is on you if you are dumb enough to sing that song (ahem) straight instead of ironically.
      82. @anon
        "The interior can form a superstate." is an idea that is even less workable than that of Virginia counties joining West Virginia, voiced on this blog recently. The coastal areas are net economic contributors to these counties, all the way from Maine to Georgia. to expect them to secede over the idea of gun rights is highly unlikely. At least the southern radicals had an illusion of economic power to back independence. Instead of having the most divisive and troublesome two groups throwing wine bottles and clods of peat at each other, why not have a white ethnic alliance headed by Germans? at least they have a history of using an organized radical group that can seize power via a plebiscite, and invading Canada seems an easier nut to crack than Russia. Maybe an ex accountant Swiss style instead of an ex-corporal this time.

        One man’s “interior” or “flyover country” is another man’s “breadbasket.”

        Think about that.

      83. @anon

        Hence, it’s imaginable that intelligent and resolute Supreme Court justices and their clerks could bravely find a resolution that doesn’t take us back to Jim Crow but instead extends the current protections against racist oppression by the majority to the coming white minority.
         
        That's it? I become an inferior minority and get in the back of the line waiting for "protections" (hand-outs) along with the rest of the minorities? In a country that used to be founded on the right to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness?
        No thanks - I like the civil war option better.

        Steve’s conclusion is impossibly – indeed, willfully – naive. Steve knows the truth but is unwilling to admit it, perhaps even to himself.

        Steve, the time for debate has passed. You have to accept that. You seem to believe that we’re still in the age of trying to convince David Brooks and his fellow “reasonable” Jews that should let off the gas on destroying whites out of some combination of noblesse oblige and self-interest. You didn’t convince them and now the destruction of what was the United States is baked in the pie.

        It’s over, Steve. It’s time to start thinking about how whites can protect themselves as they become a despised and persecuted minority. And hoping that our new brown overlords will show us mercy and respect the laws written by long-dead white men is criminally naive.

        It’s time to start organizing and figuring out how to fight back peacefully, because if that fails, we either become helots or we fight back with other means.

        • Agree: Jack Henson
        • Replies: @Jack Henson
        Updated Sailer's Butteknife: With enough talking we can turn things back to 1960s SoCal
        , @CrunchyButRealistCon
        Inclined to agree. The post 1964 Elites see the current civil rights/Anti-White social engineering paradigm as sacred. Indeed, if we somehow, miraculously did roll it back & restored true freedom of association, it would be these Elites who would incite all Nonwhites & lefty Kritarchs to defy the new order. They'd want mass civil disobedience & a slow grinding civil war. They have a deep emotional investment in further disempowering, & dominating the shrinking White population.
      84. @istevefan

        Israel is our only hope.
         
        You're the guy who once commented that defending Israel was the key to saving Europe and the USA. You lectured us that if Israel fell, so too would the West.

        Almost a decade later and Israel has never been in better shape. But the West is headed for the crapper.

        Question: Are you still a neocon?

        Nope, I argued i like putting gas in my car and good on my table. You might prefer only one. That’s mostly to Israel detriment no more Saddam counterweight to Iran but like I said I like affordable gas. You might be St Greta and want 60 buck gas.

        Israel is pretty much doomed. But it’s apartheid state should be a model.

        • Replies: @istevefan

        Nope, I argued i like putting gas in my car...
         
        Your failure is equating American security with the price of a gallon of gas, rather than the preservation of its people. Though it would have been very easy to do both at the same time. Protecting shipping lanes and other measures to ensure the continued supply of oil doesn't mean having to let in the entire world. The problem is that your side not only failed to protect us from the immivasion, you actually assisted it by demonizing opponents of the immivasion, and tying the immivasion to GDP growth, which like oil, you seem to value over the preservation of the nation.

        Israel is pretty much doomed.
         
        Modern Israel has never been in better shape. They have a booming first world economy, possibly the third or even second best military in the world, positive demographic trends and a healthy self-confidence that most in the West can't even contemplate.

        Hypothetical question regarding Israel: If Israel could receive gas for $0.25 per gallon in exchange for the Jewish share of its population dropping from the current 75% to 65%, would they?

        Consider that the next time you think the price of gas is more important than demographics. Like I wrote above, there is no reason we can't have both. But to purposely demote the immivasion issue to the price of gas is not good.
        , @Anonymous
        I want gas expensive enough long enough we can build out natural gas vehicle infrastructure. We’ve gone backwards since 2008. High gasoline and diesel fuel means freight on rails and union craft railroad hiring. Honda has quit selling CNG vehicles in the US and Ford only sells medium duties with the crummy overpriced Westport Cummins engine.
      85. Those who lost the most from the new rights-based politics were white men. The laws of the 1960s may not have been designed explicitly to harm them, but they were gradually altered to help everyone but them, which is the same thing…and because the moral narrative of civil rights required that they be cast as the villains of their country’s history. They fell asleep thinking of themselves as the people who had built this country and woke up to find themselves occupying the bottom rung of an official hierarchy of races.

        Excellent quote from Caldwell.

        I would guess that a majority of the Americans reading this came to their present view of the world when they realized exactly this. It is not likely to be a single moment of sudden realization, but the process of realization of the above is associated with the shift to Dissident Right thinking and the taboo of some form of (white) ethnonationalism.

        Not that it takes a genius to ‘realize’ what Caldwell is saying, but there is, for most of us, a process (of realization) that occurs, that must occur, to get there.

        It is a “once you see it, you can’t unsee it”-type thing, but it ought to be remembered there are many who float through life unaware. It is how most of us start out, while growing up, exposed to the culture and institutions that have enforced this view for decades now.

      86. @anon

        Israel is our only hope
         
        Feel free to go back to Occupied Palestine anytime you want sparky.

        I’m not a Jew. Would no take me. They are doomed anyways. Funny BLM says the same thing about Whites and America. Gonna give up your stuff to say Beyonce? She’s oppress ed just ask her

        • LOL: JohnnyWalker123
      87. On cry me a river.

        Being a white male is having to live life on the lowest possible difficulty setting

        OF COURSE an even halfway level playing field is going to seem scary to you pathetic people.

        • Replies: @MEH 0910
        https://twitter.com/ancestralgriev1/status/1219460135543877632
      88. @RichardTaylor
        The Civil Rights Act harmed the lives of tens of millions of Americans. It would be great to get rid of it. But we can never make those lives whole who were immiserated by it.

        No, but you can demand reparations for Civil Rights survivors.

        • Replies: @RichardTaylor
        Excellent idea about REPARATIONS for Civil Rights survivors. There are trillions of dollars owed to Whites for this multigenerational crime.
      89. @Kronos
        [”In contrast, I’ve never felt any regard for the long-gone Jim Crow era, which I’ve always found almost Hindu-like in its grotesque caste rules. I’ve always sympathized with the Southern whites of the 1960s who wanted to put Jim Crow in their rearview mirror and get on with joining modern America. As a Californian who grew up around East Asians and Latinos as well as blacks, 21st-century America’s obsession with seeing everything as black and white, instead of from a more informative multiracial perspective, seems to me like some primitive relic from the Southern past.”]

        -blockquote didn’t work and I can’t fix it.

        The South understood early on the cognitive and moral limits of its African American underclass. Something the Northern rust belt region had to learn the hard way at extreme detriment to national society. Honestly, the harshness of Segregation would’ve been utterly unnecessary if the subjected race was anyone else besides African blacks. Chinese, Native American, Indian, etc, would never have required such a rigid system but was necessary to keep the peace between the black underclass and everyone else (including higher ability/middle class) blacks.

        Two books on my (overly bulky) future reading list are:

        https://www.amazon.com/Strange-Career-Jim-Crow/dp/0195146905

        &

        https://www.amazon.com/Take-Your-Choice-Separation-Mongrelization/dp/1646065883

        The former appears especially interesting. I get a sense that from the reviews segregation emerged to effectively channel black violent/criminal behavior away from respectable (and poor) white/malatto society. The system was neighborhood associations and neighborhood convents on anabolic steroids. Originally, things may have worked well after the Civil War between southern urban whites and blacks of ability. But like 80-100 years later in the North, the bad behaving black underclass followed the talented blacks into the city. Civil quarantine was required to maintain social stability.

        I’d also like to compare Senator Bilbo’s predictions on what would happen if segregation was abolished. Already it kinda looks like a big “I told you so, but you damn ass$#&* didn’t listen” kinda deal. I’ll give Bilbo extra points if he fears the rise of a future “tragic malatto” US leader who’ll sow racial chaos throughout the land.

        https://youtu.be/rOMk5GWvlks

        But the horrors the segregationists predicted did not come to pass. Since the end of Jim Crow the South has thrived.

        • Replies: @Citizen of a Silly Country
        In a decade or two, Southern whites will be ruled by other tribes. Not sure that I'd call that thriving.

        Would you consider Israeli Jews to be thriving if they become minority but Israel's GDP per capita was up 25%? If so, you're either a liar or a traitor.

        Not all whites worship the great god Economy.
        , @kikz
        Jack D, leave planet oblivious much?... two words... chocolate cities.

        your commentary is either indicative of your lack of proximity to blacks in number, or utterly disingenuous.

        the claw back of Jim Crow from reconstructionist carpetbagger/yankee insertion of illiterate blacks in positions of power (put in the state legislatures, couldn't even sign their name other than with an x) is exactly what promulgated that 'period of prosperity'.

        do note:the cover of Harper's Weekly Civil rights advocate Thomas Nast’s 1874 cartoon Colored Rule in a Reconstructed (?) State depicts the South Carolina legislature (image)
        https://radishmag.wordpress.com/2013/02/15/black-history-i/

        and further down the page, the section concerning "MS Bridge Administrators of Madison County From James Wilford Garner’s Reconstruction in Mississippi (1901):"

        since the enactment of Civil Rights/Title VII, racial quotas replacing meritocracy, activist judges applying 'restorative justice' get out of jail free cuz 'dis-parrot impak', the civil decline and quality of life on all fronts of society is blatantly evident, again... chocolate cities.

        if all those US cities are not a compelling argument, scan the globe. Haiti, and Africa, particularly South Africa, Zimbabwe should suffice.

        SA is currently experiencing nationwide blackouts. hail wakanda.

        https://www.unz.com/sbpdl/twenty-six-years-after-the-fall-of-apartheid-and-implementation-of-black-rule-south-africa-experiencing-nationwide-blackouts-as-electricity-grid-collapses/?fbclid=IwAR1zRKqtvRjRizemBZtTxtSdCYmZ5XAAfa4dSiMa0uJhmvJn8r9_rIkHcDs
        , @BB753
        You're right, the horrors of desegregation occurred in the North.
        , @Kronos
        Like I said, those books are on my future reading list. I’m still working on David Garrow’s book. This section really caught my eye. In Harvard Law School Obama was already familiar with various geographical strategies to maximize black political power. Here, a professor incorporated Obama’s class ideas into a essay question. (Which is typically unheard of.)

        “In March, a member of the class”—Barack—“ argued that there were two fundamentally different strategies that African-American communities now living in large American cities could adopt to better their social and economic conditions. On the one hand, he argued, members of the community could stay in the city, organize together to gain political control of the city government and, once this was achieved, mobilize city power and resources to begin to combat problems such as unemployment, crime, homelessness, and drug addiction. On the other hand, he said, community members could abandon the inner city, integrate suburbs and other prosperous areas, and thereby destroy the kind of inner-city environment that, some contend, fosters the kind of problems mentioned above. Given the arguments advanced by Professor Briffault and me, what impact does local government law have on these alternative strategies?””

        — Rising Star: The Making of Barack Obama by David Garrow
        http://a.co/7LpzLcN
         
        I still haven’t reached the tragic part where Obama is crushed by Bobby Rush in 2000. On account of not being black enough. He’ll be ultimately betrayed by the race he most identifies with throughout the book. But the power provided by “Majority-Minority Districting” is hard to give up.
        , @Hippopotamusdrome


        Since the end of Jim Crow the South has thrived
         
        Example of thriving under integration:

        [July 30, 2019]


        Walmart shooting in Mississippi: Police identify man who killed 2 and wounded 2

        A gunman described as a disgruntled Walmart employee fatally shot two co-workers and wounded a police officer before he was shot and arrested

        Southaven Mayor...described Abram as a disgruntled worker with a grievance against his employer. ...the man was suspended on Monday after pulling a knife on a customer.

         
        Mug
        Victims

        No indication if the customer said [intelligent and attractive African American].

        Also, muh GDP.
        , @LondonBob
        As Steve is fond of pointing out the advent of air conditioning is what has really helped the South, or indeed say Spain.
        , @ben tillman

        But the horrors the segregationists predicted did not come to pass. Since the end of Jim Crow the South has thrived.
         
        Because of air conditioning.
      90. @Peter Akuleyev
        they weren’t Nazi to begin with!

        The same can be said of the quite catchy 19th century song Die Wacht am Rhein which is actually just an anti-French song (and a song about defending the Fatherland from French aggression to boot). But thanks to Casablanca the song is now widely wrongly understood as a Nazi anthem. You can still sing it with the Yale University approved lyrics though.

        the quite catchy 19th century song Die Wacht am Rhein which is actually just an anti-French song […] But thanks to Casablanca the song is now widely wrongly understood as a Nazi anthem

        FWIW, it is also the name of the German offensive operation we know in English as “the Battle of the Bulge,” Dec. 1944 (at which a hapless US conscript named Kurt Vonnegut was taken prisoner, later to witness Dresden while in captivity, which inspired his classic Slaughterhouse Five).

        “Wacht Am Rhein,” the offensive operation, was conceived in late September 1944 by Hitler and planned by the general staff in October. The latter, afaik, didn’t like the idea.

        I see that Casablanca was filmed primarily in June and July 1942, and released nationwide in the US in early 1943.

        So Casablanca beat Hitler in using “Wacht Am Rhein” in a political/war capacity by more than two years. For whatever any of that’s worth (maybe nothing; a long tangent).

      91. @Michael S
        I'm curious, what specifically do you find objectionable about Jim Crow?

        I know it's not fashionable to consider its merits, even on the, ahem, "far" right. But I wouldn't mind knowing if you just feel obligated to take that position, or if it emanates from some specific doctrine I wasn't aware that you followed.

        The black communities themselves did a lot better under Jim Crow than they did at pretty much any other time in U.S. history. We can chalk it up to technological advancement up until the fifties and the catastrophic effects of CRA afterward, but it's awfully convenient and ought to strike just about anyone as a facile argument. It would be like claiming that colonial governments didn't really raise the standard of living, that just somehow happened on its own and mysteriously reversed after decolonization.

        So if Jim Crow led to better outcomes for both races - which really isn't all that surprising, since it's just the logical extension of the sovereignty doctrine - what exactly was wrong with it?

        I am 100% pro-segregation, so that’s not my problem with Jim Crow. But I think racial attitudes towards blacks at the time were unnecessarily harsh. I don’t just mean against civil rights agitators, I mean in general, all throughout the first half of the 20th century. I imagine if I were black at that time, it would be almost impossibly difficult not to view the country I lived in as my enemy. You know, I get it – you’ve got your part of town, I’ve got mine, but why go out of your way to degrade me, humiliate me, make me your enemy? Especially when with just a few small changes you could make me your friend. That would have been a smarter way to proceed, rather than an all-or-nothing approach that ultimately saw segregation abandoned and white society wrecked. Well, I wasn’t around at the time, so that’s just my impression.

        • Replies: @Chris Renner
        That was the Achilles' Heel of the old South: the white elites couldn't be consistently committed to segregation if it meant that they'd be at risk of having to do their own manual labor every once in a while.

        Their (unworkable) compromise was "integrated subordination" of the blacks.
        , @MikeatMikedotMike
        "Well, I wasn’t around at the time, so that’s just my impression."

        To Kill a Mockingbird was fiction.
        , @Michael S
        If you spend some time reading primary sources, as opposed to the Romeo and Juliet desegregation porn that came out of Hollywood much later, I think you'll find that most blacks in the Jim Crow south actually didn't consider it a really big deal, and most whites got along just fine with most blacks, as is generally the case when neighbors have sturdy fences. Race relations are much worse today than they were then.

        The idea that all or even most blacks lived in misery is retconned progressive fiction, much like the idea that chaste white women everywhere were deeply in love with black men but cruelly restricted from marrying. It's all fiction. Jim Crow was draconian at times, but aside from the usual extremists and malcontents on the fringes, there's not much evidence of widespread dissatisfaction on either side.
        , @Gene Su
        White America should have dealt with Malcolm X in the 60's rather than the commie MLK. Malcolm X preached not just separation but also thrift, hard work, temperance, and other middle class values. We might have a more functional black populace within our nation today rather than the welfare ghetto.
      92. “Civil Rights” could come to an end as the Boomers pass on to their reward (ahem). As I’ve been noticing, Jewish activists are losing their mojo. See the dislike ratio of Bari Weiss on Joe Rogan. See the comments!

      93. anon[848] • Disclaimer says:

        One point to add to this was that Jim Crow was promoted by white southern Liberals as a compromise to end organized retribution by whites including Widespread violence by the Klan and other groups, for the increasing rape, robbery and murder performed by the freed black underclass during reconstruction.
        The Demise of the Black middle class at the end of Jim Crow is little talked about now, Just as the destruction of Free Black slaveowners who supported the Confederacy before them, had been memory holed.

      94. @Lurker
        A while back I saw someone on Disqus link to a YT video of TBTM. Up pops a (((commenter))) to explain with glee that, guess what, it was written by Jews.

        The response was immediate and robust, something like: "Yeah, I know. It's called cultural appropriation, suck it up Jew."

        Joke is on you if you are dumb enough to sing that song (ahem) straight instead of ironically.

      95. Anonymous[270] • Disclaimer says:

        OK, so the diagnosis is correct – we’ve long known that. What’s in short supply are suggestions as to what can be done (and how). Presumably, that is because all the ways to resolve the situation are not very appealing to the public accustomed to the enlightenment-driven civilization.

        That the SCOTUS wisely and gradually reverses the disastrous course is a hope that is completely naive. Wishful thinking, nothing more. From here, there are only three major ways:

        1. The decay continues and even accelerates (relax and try to enjoy what’s left)
        2. Civil war (lovely, right?)
        3. Military putsch that tramples on all the Western-style freedoms until a semblance of sanity is restored (what can go wrong?)

        What else is there, realistically?

        • Thanks: Hail
      96. “Woke” politics is primarily a professional upper-middle class white person thing, with ethnic DAR Wasps and Jews dominating. Peggy McIntosh is the puritan WASP-trust fund embodiment of the whole phenomenon. Go to a woman’s march, note the physiognomy. I know this site is all about the perfidious Jews, but its the Wasps driving the bus, and if there is Jewish involvement, it is mostly knowing which side of the bread will get the butter.

        The fight against “white supremacy” is code for supremacy by other whites, who aren’t driving Volvos with rainbow stickers. The interesting inflection point will come when by virtue of demographics the upper-middle class professional whites are shoved aside by actual POC, but that hasn’t happened yet. Its hard to see what will happen, but the POC, lacking the puritan impulses, will likely prove more transactional and less righteous.

        In fact, it may all be for the good, if the odious strain of puritanical Wasp finally bites the dust via a self-selected demographic suicide, then a white minority, purified of its universal moralists, may be able to do business with others. . . and if not, its too late to roll back to 1963 which would involve challenging woke white supremacy, which is not in the racial interests of the wokesters.

      97. “My tribe should rule, because we will protect all the minority tribes, whereas if you let the other tribe into power, they will crush you.”

        A winning argument whether you are in Syria or Manhattan. Just in Manhattan, you equate the other tribe with “white supremacy” (as compared to domination by good whites).

      98. @Jack D
        But the horrors the segregationists predicted did not come to pass. Since the end of Jim Crow the South has thrived.

        In a decade or two, Southern whites will be ruled by other tribes. Not sure that I’d call that thriving.

        Would you consider Israeli Jews to be thriving if they become minority but Israel’s GDP per capita was up 25%? If so, you’re either a liar or a traitor.

        Not all whites worship the great god Economy.

      99. @Peter Akuleyev
        Haven't read the book, but from Sailer's summary Caldwell seems to have taken an oddly America-centric focus considering how erudite he is and how much time he has spent in Europe. If the 1964 Civil Right's decision is Ground Zero, than how does he explain the rampant spread of anti-white feeling in the Europe, Australia, Canada, etc.? The UK has arguably become even more "woke" than the US in terms of forcing cultural diversity into everything. It would appear, superficially anyway, that immigration is really what has been driving these changes.

        Helen Andrews mentions this in Twitter thread on Caldwell’s book. Part of the argument has been because of the history of oppression in the British Empire they owe it to their former colonies to throw open their doors and let them transform the country. Sweden is arguably worse in the way they are turning over their country to third worlders with no history of colonialism.

        Britain had a civil rights revolution, too, despite having nothing in their history remotely resembling Jim Crow. At this point they might have gone farther with it than we have, as James Heartfield's "Equal Opportunities Revolution" shows. https://t.co/aWdQATuqEA 5/6 pic.twitter.com/zreXgHLsEQ— Helen Andrews (@herandrews) January 22, 2020

      100. @Peter Akuleyev
        California is lost, as are much of the coastal cities

        The coastal cities are actually very comfortable areas for white people to live. As long as you can afford to live in an affluent suburb. Sharing a town with Ivy League graduates of Chinese or Indian ancestry is a lot more pleasant than living next door to a meth lab in Kansas or sharing a town with FOB Somalis in some town in Minnesota or Maine. What we have lost is not the coasts, it is the interior - to brain drain, immigration (check out the Mexican population in Iowa) and economic neglect. Trump won because people in the heartland are disgusted at what is happening to their towns. People in Bethesda MD or Scarsdale NY think life in modern America is great.

        People in Bethesda MD or Scarsdale NY think life in modern America is great.

        Yes and no. As the Indian and Asian population rise in these area, they are asserting themselves. One Indian couple in the neighborhood is fine, ten is a tribe and they act like it. Indians and Asians act more like Jews than gentile whites, i.e. they organize, run for office, bitch about stuff, etc. Whites in those areas are finding their school boards, city councils and other organizations getting taken over by Indians and Asians.

        For the first time, Jews are coming up against groups that don’t bow to their Holocaust guilt trip and push back. It’s fun to look at the face of some rabbi as he gets pushed aside at a city council meeting by some Indian or Muslim who wants their 10 minutes of bitch time. He’s not happy.

        The brown horde is creeping into upper-middle class white areas, and they don’t like it. Whites feel guilt to blacks and Jews but not Asians and Indians. You can see it in white people’s faces when they’re getting bitched at by some Apu.

        In fact, the only Jews that I’ve ever known against immigration are those that live in neighborhoods with a good amount of Asians and Indians.

        The brown horde is coming to a neighborhood near you. Get ready.

      101. @donvonburg
        "Tomorrow Belongs To Me" was written by good National Sociali.....err....ahem...it was written by John Kander and Fred Ebb. They were songwriting partners, they were both openly homosexual, but like Cy Coleman and Carolyn Leigh, they were not partners except in art.

        Kander and Ebb – their two surnames were indivisible – it was impossible to say one without the other. Both were openly gay, and it was wrongly assumed by many that they were long-term lovers. In 2003, Kander, who has lived for nearly thirty years with Albert Stephenson (a choreographer and teacher) addressed those rumors in an interview in which he described the nature of his non-professional relations with Ebb as "his 40-year partner in creativity but never in domesticity, much less romance."
         
        http://gayinfluence.blogspot.com/2014/06/kander-and-ebb.html

        I used to cringe when we'd go to white outfit affairs and they'd be singing TBTM. Far more effective and more enjoyable were real German songs used in that era....with the added bonus that with the exception of the (not all that good anyway) Horst Wesel Lied and a couple of more obscure tunes, they weren't Nazi to begin with! One can perform Erika, Schwarzbraun is die Hasselnuss, Westerwald Lied, Mein Schleiserland, even military marches per se like the Funkerlied, Panzerlied, Wir fahren gegen Engeland, and be simply celebrating White Heritage, since all these songs both predate the NSDAP and, save the Engelandlied, were played by Bundeswehr and postwar Luftwaffe bands extensively.

        TBTM is an obvious reference to the scene in Cabaret, which is an attempt at white-bashing even though it actually makes the Nazis look better in many people's eyes given that they realize the Kit Kat Klub's debauchery is actually greatly bowdlerized for cinematic purposes and that there is absolutely nothing repellent in modern or peak-bathhouse San Francisco or New York not found in Weimar Berlin. (That's why it's never been remade as a film, despite Liza Minnelli's godawful Sally Bowles.)

        when we’d go to white outfit affairs and they’d be singing TBTM

        Ian Stuart (1957–1993) did several cover versions of the song that proved popular, as did a Swedish singer named Saga (1975–).

        (For those who don’t know, Ian Stuart was of the UK punk band Skrewdriver, which was rising fast in the late 1970s in British punk music until the band members came out as National Front supporters, at which time the record industry, previously throwing money at them, was pressured to cut them off, no doubt citing the time-honored tradition of pour encourager les autres; Ian Stuart and Skrewdriver went on to considerable underground success in the 1980s and beyond. I see the “Tomorrow Belongs to Me” cover was first released on one of their albums in 1984. By the very end of the 1980s, Ian Stuart was beginning to move away from the right-wing ‘Skinhead’ subculture he’d help create, at which time he recorded his second, softer version of “Tomorrow Belongs to Me.”)

        The Counter Currents writer Andrew Hamilton wrote a full article on the subject: “Tomorrow Belongs to Me” (2011):

        Ian Stuart’s and Saga’s interpretations of “Tomorrow Belongs to Me” might be characterized as reverse engineering, or even reverse culture distortion: a song by Jews intended to convey an anti-white message has been transmuted into an explicitly pro-white anthem.

        Trevor Lynch (2019) on “Tomorrow Belongs to Me” as it appears in the film Cabaret:

        The song is pure, calculated kitsch, the product of two Jewish songwriters, and yet it is better—and seems sincerer and more real—than anything else in the film. The scene is crushingly unsubtle, an exercise in ritualistic goy-hatred. These Hollywood Nazis are supposed to seem sinister and repellent, but they are infinitely healthier and more appealing than the smug and decadent Max and Brian, much less anything on stage at the Kit Kat Klub.

        See below for both versions and the Saga version (anything by either of those artists tends to lack a long lifespan on Youtube, so if by chance you’re reading this in 2021 or 2023 or later still, sorry):

        [MORE]

        1984 version:

        1991(?) version:

        Saga version (ca.2002?):

        note: When clicking on the last video, I was given this Youtube advertisement:

        “Mike Bloomberg is the ONLY candidate who has never taken a PENNY from any special interest. Ever. Independence. It’s the way MIKE will get it done.”

        Thanks for the info, Bloomberg campaign, but dropping this ad on this particular video may have been a slight miss!

        • Replies: @Reg Cæsar

        Ian Stuart was of the UK punk band Skrewdriver, which was rising fast in the late 1970s in British punk music until the band members came out as National Front supporters, at which time the record industry, previously throwing money at them, was pressured to cut them off, no doubt citing the time-honored tradition of pour encourager les autres
         
        "Dazed and Confused" was written by one Jake Holmes who, in the mid-1960s, was a partner of, of all people, Joan Rivers in the trio Jim, Jake, and Joan. They were scheduled to perform at a campaign rally for Robert F Kennedy. Joan showed up wearing the button of Kennedy's GOP opponent, Kenneth Keating. The other member of the trio, Jim Connell, fired her on the spot.

        Jake is apparently the one in glasses:


        https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=nb_K-PHd_vE

        Bobby was the only Kennedy I can stand, but my sympathies are with the acerbic Jewess on this one.
        , @Anonymous
        Short lifespan on YouTube is why you need to download and keep the good stuff.
      102. Sailer says his wife’s family was kicked out of Detroit but says Civil rights only went wrong in the Nixon administration? Bullsh*t.

        Freedom of association is exactly what White Nationalists want. Jews used blacks to break down the last barriers of White institutional power and promptly pulled up the ladder after them.

        Civil rights was always a sham.

      103. @Hail

        People in Bethesda MD or Scarsdale NY think life in modern America is great
         
        I recently learned that the beloved game-show host Pat Sajak has two homes:

        One of his homes is in Severna Park, Maryland, DC metro area. Census Bureau estimate for 2019: 87% full-White-non-Hispanic, 3% Black; median household income for mid-2010s at $140,000.

        His other home is in the comfortable area between Encino and Sherman Oaks, California. Which puts him fairly close to our host, I believe. Steve Sailer might have run into Sajak at "In and Out Burger" or the like over the years.

        A cruise to wikipedia says that Pat Sajak [b.1946] is of entirely Polish-Christian ancestry and active in a United Churches of Christ [Congregational] congregation, presumably via his wife.

        He came out as a right-winger recently:

        https://twitter.com/patsajak/status/1219618102159335426

        Sajak’s Twitter feed is funny. He’s witty and smart.

        Regarding his comment on game shows and voters, he surely realizes Wheel is the simpler-minded show that airs after Jeopardy.

        One wonders what the Wheel demographic breakdown is, as compared to Jeopardy.

        It’s really always been about Vanna White.

        BTW Merv Griffin said he hired Vanna when he created the show because she had a big head. That’s good for television, especially on someone who just reveals letters.

        • Replies: @Stan Adams
        Reportedly, Pat Sajak is a pretty laid-back guy in real life.

        In 1989, CBS hired Sajak to host a new late-night talk show and spent a small fortune promoting him as the successor to Johnny Carson. (This was several years after WoF had made him a household name. He continued hosting the game show throughout.)

        The late-night program bombed - not because it was exceptionally terrible* but because it was just another generic talk show - and was canned after a year.

        The producers were perplexed by Sajak's attitude. He didn't stress out over the ratings. Nor did he make an aggressive effort to turn things around. He just came in, did the show, and went home at night. With his f**k-you money coming in from WoF, he could afford to rest easy.

        Interestingly, CBS made a serious offer to Jay Leno to replace Sajak. Leno's manager used the CBS offer to browbeat NBC into giving Leno the Tonight Show. Then she leaked fake stories to the gossip columns to humiliate Carson into retiring. Leno rewarded her by installing her as showrunner upon his ascension. But her abrasive, erratic personality alienated so many of Leno's would-be guests - she once unleashed an expletive-laden torrent of verbal abuse against Jerry Seinfeld - that Leno ended up kicking her to the curb.

        *By general consensus, the worst late-night talk show ever was Chevy Chase's disastrous Fox crapfest. It lasted a mere six weeks, concurrent with the highly-successful launch of David Letterman's CBS show.
        , @ben tillman

        Regarding his comment on game shows and voters, he surely realizes Wheel is the simpler-minded show that airs after Jeopardy.
         
        It's more of an intelligence test than Jeopardy, which tests knowledge.
      104. @Jack D
        But the horrors the segregationists predicted did not come to pass. Since the end of Jim Crow the South has thrived.

        Jack D, leave planet oblivious much?… two words… chocolate cities.

        your commentary is either indicative of your lack of proximity to blacks in number, or utterly disingenuous.

        the claw back of Jim Crow from reconstructionist carpetbagger/yankee insertion of illiterate blacks in positions of power (put in the state legislatures, couldn’t even sign their name other than with an x) is exactly what promulgated that ‘period of prosperity’.

        do note:the cover of Harper’s Weekly Civil rights advocate Thomas Nast’s 1874 cartoon Colored Rule in a Reconstructed (?) State depicts the South Carolina legislature (image)
        https://radishmag.wordpress.com/2013/02/15/black-history-i/

        and further down the page, the section concerning “MS Bridge Administrators of Madison County From James Wilford Garner’s Reconstruction in Mississippi (1901):”

        since the enactment of Civil Rights/Title VII, racial quotas replacing meritocracy, activist judges applying ‘restorative justice’ get out of jail free cuz ‘dis-parrot impak’, the civil decline and quality of life on all fronts of society is blatantly evident, again… chocolate cities.

        if all those US cities are not a compelling argument, scan the globe. Haiti, and Africa, particularly South Africa, Zimbabwe should suffice.

        SA is currently experiencing nationwide blackouts. hail wakanda.

        https://www.unz.com/sbpdl/twenty-six-years-after-the-fall-of-apartheid-and-implementation-of-black-rule-south-africa-experiencing-nationwide-blackouts-as-electricity-grid-collapses/?fbclid=IwAR1zRKqtvRjRizemBZtTxtSdCYmZ5XAAfa4dSiMa0uJhmvJn8r9_rIkHcDs

      105. @RichardTaylor
        The Civil Rights Act harmed the lives of tens of millions of Americans. It would be great to get rid of it. But we can never make those lives whole who were immiserated by it.

        The Civil Rights Act harmed the lives of tens of millions of Americans. It would be great to get rid of it. But we can never make those lives whole who were immiserated by it.

        Reparations.

        For the brutal legacy of slavery, Jim Crow, and the Civil Rights Acct of 1964.

      106. @Hail

        People in Bethesda MD or Scarsdale NY think life in modern America is great
         
        I recently learned that the beloved game-show host Pat Sajak has two homes:

        One of his homes is in Severna Park, Maryland, DC metro area. Census Bureau estimate for 2019: 87% full-White-non-Hispanic, 3% Black; median household income for mid-2010s at $140,000.

        His other home is in the comfortable area between Encino and Sherman Oaks, California. Which puts him fairly close to our host, I believe. Steve Sailer might have run into Sajak at "In and Out Burger" or the like over the years.

        A cruise to wikipedia says that Pat Sajak [b.1946] is of entirely Polish-Christian ancestry and active in a United Churches of Christ [Congregational] congregation, presumably via his wife.

        He came out as a right-winger recently:

        https://twitter.com/patsajak/status/1219618102159335426

        Sajak has always been fairly open about his right leaning politics. He has been on the board of Hillsdale since 2003 and has donated to Republicans for decades.

        • Replies: @Hail

        Sajak has always been fairly open about his right leaning politics
         
        Does that include MAGA in in 2015 and/or 2016?

        ______

        Some clown (or possibly non-clown) on Quora wrote the following:

        Q. Is Pat Sajak a Trump supporter?
         

        Steve D***on, lives in Orange County, CA (2009 - present)
        Answered Jan 6, 2020 · Author has 472 answers, 57.2k answer views

        Yes he is. So is Alex Trebek, Bob Barker, Chuck Woolery, Steve Harvey and Drew Carey. TV game show hosts in general are nice people in front of the camera but off camera they are horrible negative people.
         
        https://www.quora.com/Is-Pat-Sajak-a-Trump-supporter

        A lower-ranked (and the only other) answer:

        Gavin W**ls
        Answered Sep 20, 2019 · Author has 136 answers, 5.8k answer views

        You really care?

        Are you going to stop or start watching if he is or isn't?

        Answer: Who cares who he supports. He's a GAME SHOW HOST for goodness sake!
         
      107. @Hail

        when we’d go to white outfit affairs and they’d be singing TBTM
         
        Ian Stuart (1957–1993) did several cover versions of the song that proved popular, as did a Swedish singer named Saga (1975–).

        (For those who don't know, Ian Stuart was of the UK punk band Skrewdriver, which was rising fast in the late 1970s in British punk music until the band members came out as National Front supporters, at which time the record industry, previously throwing money at them, was pressured to cut them off, no doubt citing the time-honored tradition of pour encourager les autres; Ian Stuart and Skrewdriver went on to considerable underground success in the 1980s and beyond. I see the "Tomorrow Belongs to Me" cover was first released on one of their albums in 1984. By the very end of the 1980s, Ian Stuart was beginning to move away from the right-wing 'Skinhead' subculture he'd help create, at which time he recorded his second, softer version of "Tomorrow Belongs to Me.")

        The Counter Currents writer Andrew Hamilton wrote a full article on the subject: "Tomorrow Belongs to Me" (2011):

        Ian Stuart’s and Saga’s interpretations of “Tomorrow Belongs to Me” might be characterized as reverse engineering, or even reverse culture distortion: a song by Jews intended to convey an anti-white message has been transmuted into an explicitly pro-white anthem.
         
        Trevor Lynch (2019) on "Tomorrow Belongs to Me" as it appears in the film Cabaret:

        The song is pure, calculated kitsch, the product of two Jewish songwriters, and yet it is better—and seems sincerer and more real—than anything else in the film. The scene is crushingly unsubtle, an exercise in ritualistic goy-hatred. These Hollywood Nazis are supposed to seem sinister and repellent, but they are infinitely healthier and more appealing than the smug and decadent Max and Brian, much less anything on stage at the Kit Kat Klub.
         
        See below for both versions and the Saga version (anything by either of those artists tends to lack a long lifespan on Youtube, so if by chance you're reading this in 2021 or 2023 or later still, sorry):

        1984 version:

        https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qg3IF-HUVtM

        1991(?) version:

        https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Om-hTv7Eofc

        Saga version (ca.2002?):

        https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rQOiO5Wxgww

        https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i520A1CJUp8

        note: When clicking on the last video, I was given this Youtube advertisement:

        "Mike Bloomberg is the ONLY candidate who has never taken a PENNY from any special interest. Ever. Independence. It's the way MIKE will get it done."
         
        Thanks for the info, Bloomberg campaign, but dropping this ad on this particular video may have been a slight miss!

        Ian Stuart was of the UK punk band Skrewdriver, which was rising fast in the late 1970s in British punk music until the band members came out as National Front supporters, at which time the record industry, previously throwing money at them, was pressured to cut them off, no doubt citing the time-honored tradition of pour encourager les autres

        “Dazed and Confused” was written by one Jake Holmes who, in the mid-1960s, was a partner of, of all people, Joan Rivers in the trio Jim, Jake, and Joan. They were scheduled to perform at a campaign rally for Robert F Kennedy. Joan showed up wearing the button of Kennedy’s GOP opponent, Kenneth Keating. The other member of the trio, Jim Connell, fired her on the spot.

        Jake is apparently the one in glasses:

        Bobby was the only Kennedy I can stand, but my sympathies are with the acerbic Jewess on this one.

      108. Anon[217] • Disclaimer says:

        Actual changes need to be made in the laws before anything can happen because we are a nation ruled by laws. This means changes to the last stop of legal argument, the Supreme Court. The Court has to start ruling that no one can discriminate against white men. Discriminating against white men means Western Civilization will fall apart, as well as the entire western economic system that created the middle class.

      109. Anon[217] • Disclaimer says:

        OT: The organization known as the Romance Writers of America just imploded a few days ago when one of its officials, a conniving Chinese-American dragon lady, Courtney Milan (you may remember her from a squabble over a judge a while back), decided to attack a conservative writer over a book written 20 years ago that Milan didn’t even read. Milan tried very hard to destroy the writer’s career, contacting publishers, etc.

        http://file770.com/courtney-milan-suspended-by-rwa-banned-from-leadership/

        This is what happens when you let a narcissistic Asian dragon lady on your board. She did to a 40-year old advocacy group representing writers what Yoko Ono did to the Beatles, in other words, tried to ‘Make it all about her and her own personal beefs and whims.’

        This is a parallel to the Sad Puppies/Rabid Puppies blow up in SF & F.

      110. The problem with anti-discrimination law is that it’s the camel’s nose in the tent for lawyers (on and off the bench) to second-guess business decisions when they have no particular expertise to do so and don’t bear any of the costs of so doing. Prior to 1964, refusing to hire someone, refusing to promote someone, refusing to retain someone, and refusing to do business with them was not defined as a tort or anything resembling one, so not actionable absent some contractual obligation unless the vendor had a functional monopoly. The net effect of the insertion of lawyers into these transactions has been escalating injury to the idea of merit as lawyers pursued social policy goals that have absolutely no purchase outside the professional-managerial stratum (and hardly any explicit statutory warrant), and did so in the public and private sector alike. The most absurd manifestation of this was the assertion by a federal court of appeals that it was unconstitutional for voters in Michigan to invalidate racial preference schemes via referendum.

        Fifty years ago, the late Gottfried Dietze predicted that the downstream consequences of anti-discrimination law would be causes for regret. Not sure he nailed it in every respect, but he understood in a general way.

        • Agree: Johann Ricke
        • Replies: @res

        Fifty years ago, the late Gottfried Dietze predicted that the downstream consequences of anti-discrimination law would be causes for regret. Not sure he nailed it in every respect, but he understood in a general way.
         
        Can you suggest any references? How about this book?

        https://www.amazon.com/Americas-Political-Professor-Gottfried-1968-04-01/dp/B01FIXEKAE
      111. @Reg Cæsar

        I’d also like to compare Senator Bilbo’s predictions on what would happen if segregation was abolished.
         
        There never was any serious segregation in the South. Except in the mountain counties. The Republican ones.

        Everywhere else, they had colored folks living on the property. Sometimes in the same house.

        That's the opposite of segregation.

        Do you know any good books on this? The subject of racial segregation is so heavily distorted by the “good vs evil” morality play from “court historians” that finding decent stuff is difficult. It’s like trying to find a decent history on Karl Marx or Adolf Hitler.

        There never was any serious segregation in the South. Except in the mountain counties. The Republican ones.

        And I wouldn’t be surprised if they tried covering their asses in the history books as well. Books on de facto segregation in the North would be of interest as well.

        • Replies: @Reg Cæsar

        Do you know any good books on this?
         
        Kevin Phillips's The Emerging Republican Majority is highly informative, whatever you may think of his later works. Impressive psephological detail for the pre-computer age.

        That's the political side. For legal and sociological coverage, you'll have to ask somebody else.
      112. @Reg Cæsar

        I’d also like to compare Senator Bilbo’s predictions on what would happen if segregation was abolished.
         
        There never was any serious segregation in the South. Except in the mountain counties. The Republican ones.

        Everywhere else, they had colored folks living on the property. Sometimes in the same house.

        That's the opposite of segregation.

        It was pointed out that in the North, Whites granted Blacks equality, but didn’t want them around, while in the South, Whites didn’t mind Blacks being around, as long as they were subordinate.

        • Replies: @Reg Cæsar
        It was usually stated more earthily than that: "Down South, they don't care how close you get, as long as you don't rise too high. Up here, they don't care how high you rise, as long as you don't get too close."
      113. Your last paragraph is literally “then a miracle occurs”. SCOTUS is terrified of touching that 3rd rail, but you think they’re going to take this heavy lift? C’mon.

        This ends like it has every other time in history, but with large exchanges of post transition metals and exothermic reactions. Si pace parem, para bellum.

        • Thanks: Kronos
        • Replies: @Kronos
        I unfortunately clicked on the wrong reply post, so no thanks.
      114. @Kronos
        Do you know any good books on this? The subject of racial segregation is so heavily distorted by the “good vs evil” morality play from “court historians” that finding decent stuff is difficult. It’s like trying to find a decent history on Karl Marx or Adolf Hitler.

        There never was any serious segregation in the South. Except in the mountain counties. The Republican ones.
         
        And I wouldn’t be surprised if they tried covering their asses in the history books as well. Books on de facto segregation in the North would be of interest as well.

        Do you know any good books on this?

        Kevin Phillips’s The Emerging Republican Majority is highly informative, whatever you may think of his later works. Impressive psephological detail for the pre-computer age.

        That’s the political side. For legal and sociological coverage, you’ll have to ask somebody else.

        • Thanks: Kronos
      115. @James Braxton
        It's easy for someone who lives in a non majority black area to dismiss the era of segregation.

        I once remarked to a Jewish friend that IMO one of the reasons why Jews tended to be liberal was because they tended to be affluent so could escape the consequences of their purported idealism. She agreed with me. Jews are usually the first to flee when a neighborhood browns.

      116. Every civil rights movement that began in the 20th Century was not about equality, but privilege, superiority and revenge.

      117. @Lot
        “ Time for White men to bring down the system, make i t a disaster, and force an Israeli solution. Non Whites can live here but not vote or be in the police or military.”

        1. People of all races can vote in Israel. About 22% of Israeli citizens are Arabs. Another small share are Druze and Samaritans and Baha'is.

        2. The nationalist right in Israel took power from the left by winning elections.

        3. At least part of the reason Trump won was reaction against left wing violence, things like BLM thugs rioting, shutting down highways during rushhour. (Black Brunch though was just funny!)

        https://weaselzippers.us/wp-content/uploads/2015/01/B6c2K59CcAAYZK6-338x450.jpg

        https://i.imgur.com/twmCWRW_d.jpg?maxwidth=640&shape=thumb&fidelity=medium

        The self-proclaimed leaders of BLM later said they knew they would hurt the Democratic candidate, but they thought it OK, because they couldn’t imagine Trump actually winning.

        Remember, I am a Democrat who not only voted for Mrs. Clinton in Wisconsin (which she couldn’t find with a map), but also took others to the polls.

        But, here was the exact moment when I knew Sanders would NEVER be president, and that Trump had an excellent chance of winning. Trump learned the lesson, and always had good security at his rallies.

        • Replies: @Harry Baldwin
        I have nothing personal against Bernie, but at this moment he showed a kind of weakness that showed he would easily be steamrollered were he elected president.

        Also, that he gallantly wouldn't use Hilary's scandals against her. She must have thought "What a fool!", especially as she knew that her DNC allies had rigged the game against him.
      118. @Hail
        I would say that you, Anon[245], are right 75% and Gaius Gracchus is right 25% here. (There is much wisdom in the iSteve commentariat, and I would not dismiss any of the non-trolls as completely wrong.)

        In practice, a way to express this, maybe, is that conservative judges CAN soften the blow but CANNOT solve the problem.

        Trump is so bad in other ways, and so untrustworthy at this point, that I am among those who honestly hopes he loses in 2020 (with strong Republican Senate and House majorities, if possible); on the narrow question of judges, Gaius is not totally wrong about a DJT win in Nov. 2020, but it would be made all-but-irrelevant by an Amnesty-dressed-up-in-MAGA-clothing in 2021, which I think is likely.

        Hoping Trump doesn’t win? seriously that would validate the far left identity politics that have been pervasive since Trump’s election, the ideology of the gang of four and their ilk would complete their takeover of the Democratic Party. The party are nearly full on with this nonsense already, it’s the Democratic caucus that has pushed the collusion narrative and the impeachment farce from day one, not any of the older, less far left leadership people. Any electoral wins would only accelerate the process, the party’s leftist worldview may continue to gain in the culture after defeats, sure, but they really gain after winning elections because the bureaucracy and the courts feel they don’t have to hold back at all and sneak things in through the back door like they do after defeats.

        A win for the GOP might not be a win anymore like it used to be because of what Caldwell has pointed out, yes, but a loss is like a double defeat every time it happens. The Democrats are a lost cause at this point, it wouldn’t matter if they nominated and elected a centrist, the whole thrust of the party is now the likes of Pressley, Ocasio-Cortez, Talib, and Omar, that’s where they are going. Just because you didn’t get what you hoped for from a GOP administration doesn’t mean that the alternative is better, it’s far worse. Additionally, losing the Presidential election never increases your shares in Congress, it might not go up or down a lot after a victory, but it never goes up much during a defeat, and the Democrats already control the House.

        • Agree: Harry Baldwin
      119. @Kronos
        To be fair, I don’t think Achilles was a British white...

        To be fair, I don’t think Achilles was a British white…

        On the other hand, White Britons look more like White Greeks than Black Africans do…..

        Tracy Spiridakos:

        Lisa Zane:

        Angela Gerekou:

        Melina Kanakaredes:

        Vs

        Danai Gurira

        Michaela Coel:

        Khoudia Diop:

        • Replies: @Jack D
        Fair enough but those are not typical Greek women. And women especially often derive their hair color from a bottle. The average Greek woman couldn't be mistaken for British.
        , @Alfa158
        Michaela Cole?! I think your point was made without having to throw an African male into your argument. That was just overkill.
        As far as Achilles, he was a fictional character and it is uncertain if “Golden” Achilles was supposed to be an actual blond or it was just a figure of speech about how great he was. He sure as hell wasn’t African, but it is inevitable that Blacks will be in historical shows. There are a lot of them in Britain, some of them are actors, and they want to be cast in these shows instead of collecting unemployment. The stupidity comes in pretending that their presence is accurate.
        , @YetAnotherAnon
        When I saw Tracy Spiridakos for some reason the Jaws theme started playing, I had to look at Lisa Zane until it stopped.
      120. OK, I mean this comment in a non snarky spirit, but how exactly (mechanisms, plausible causal pathways) are white people in the USA with 120+ IQs (precise floor debatable) threatened by the consequences of civil rights?

        The ‘real’ social process is convergence (aka globalization): of course everyone with lower cognitive ability in western countries will have worse lives due to this, as their standard of living converges on the global mean (trade, digitization, capital mobility, migration in that order of causal weight cause this process). But higher ability persons will obviously benefit from convergence as their pool of suckers to rent seek off grows to a global scale. That group of winners will clearly include a lot of white people in the USA. And among Unz commentators surely the majority are in that group rather than the group of converged losers (which will be disproportionately darker skinned). Sure they have solidarity with the losers, blah blah, (yes I’m cynical about that).

        How about this for an alternative view: the powers that be would be delighted see the tone of these comments because it distracts from a ‘real’ social process (convergence) and diverts energies to a hysterical fantasy of white loser-dom that isn’t going to happen.

        • Replies: @Peter Akuleyev
        I think you are right. “White” is already an obsolete term if you are talking about „privilege.“

        We know are being ruled by a globalist class which includes whites, Asians, Jews and even the occasional African. They all go to top schools, have 120+ IQs, and intermarry. Anti-white discrimination doesn’t really effect them because have enough intersectionality points to stay ahead of the activists. (Like Derbyshire‘s kids, or Ivanka‘s Jewish children.) Anti-white discrimination helps this class, in fact, because it prevents 130 IQ white kids from rural Michigan or Alabama (or Cracow or Leeds) from climbing the ladder and competing. The global class is also at home anywhere and prepared to move wherever the economic tides take them. Creating racial ties between China, India, the US, Europe and Israel is in their best interest.
        , @istevefan

        That group of winners will clearly include a lot of white people in the USA. And among Unz commentators surely the majority are in that group rather than the group of converged losers (which will be disproportionately darker skinned). Sure they have solidarity with the losers, blah blah, (yes I’m cynical about that).
         
        If you are in the so-called leadership class, and your nation doesn't have a sufficient population of your racial/ethnic cohorts, you are at the mercy of others in the leadership class who do. Eventually the leaders in a nation, which has a sufficient population of people from their own racial/ethnic group, will try to use those masses to grab more power, and will resort to appeals based upon their shared racial/ethnic identity.

        Think of the masses of your non-elite racial/ethnic cohorts as your credentials in the competition with other groups.

        When U.S. Brigadier General Charles Canham, who was at the time the deputy commander of the 8th Infantry Division, arrived to accept the surrender of German troops in Brest, the commander of the Brest garrison, General Hermann-Bernhard Ramcke asked the lower-ranking man to show his credentials. Canham pointed to his nearby troops and said "These are my credentials".
         
        , @Citizen of a Silly Country

        OK, I mean this comment in a non snarky spirit, but how exactly (mechanisms, plausible causal pathways) are white people in the USA with 120+ IQs (precise floor debatable) threatened by the consequences of civil rights?
         
        How were 120+ IQ whites threatened by civil rights in Zimbabwe back in the day or South Africa today.

        But let me count the ways:

        1. I've personally seen many a minority promoted above 120+ whites
        2. My kids' school has plenty of blacks and Hispanics from subsidized housing that while only ~15% or 20% of the school slow things down and do occasionally cause real trouble.
        3. My 120+ father had to move out of his neighborhood because blacks were moving in

        Finally, 120+ IQ whites are smart enough to know about regression to the mean. My grandkids and great grandchildren are most definitely threatened by the brown horde.

        Sure they have solidarity with the losers, blah blah, (yes I’m cynical about that).
         
        Your cynicism is misplaced. Whites are an extended family. People care about family. That you can't understand that is sad.

        How about this for an alternative view: the powers that be would be delighted see the tone of these comments because it distracts from a ‘real’ social process (convergence) and diverts energies to a hysterical fantasy of white loser-dom that isn’t going to happen.
         
        The TPTB aren't worried about some multi-culti, workers' kumbaya. TPTB are worried about what they've always been worried about: Whites rediscovering their identity. You're living in the past.

        We're leaving the Ideological Age and entering the Demographic Age.
      121. It turns out to be a difficult and unnatural thing to replace a system of prejudice with a system of real equality and respect. It’s a lot to ask of people. As Friedrich Nietzsche understood, it is far easier, for both former perpetrators and former victims alike, simply to transvalue the prejudices—so you wind up with the old world turned upside down.

        More on Nietzsche and transvaluation: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Transvaluation_of_values

        Does anyone have a good reference for him discussing the easier aspect of this?

        • Replies: @Lars Porsena
        Um... Genealogy of Morality, although it is not easy. Nothing Nietzsche said was easy. I can't find the exact quote but the guy said in one of his forewards 'you have to sit and ruminate on what I write' meaning you have to spend 5-15 minutes thinking about what every paragraph means.

        Transvaluation of values just means changing morality, changing what you value as good. But he uses it in a kind of dichotomy of polar opposite values. The basic gist is that the losers of any given value system are resentful so they come up with a moral value system that is completely inverted, making moral winners out of actual losers as a psychological sop to their pride.
      122. @Jack D
        But the horrors the segregationists predicted did not come to pass. Since the end of Jim Crow the South has thrived.

        You’re right, the horrors of desegregation occurred in the North.

      123. @Art Deco
        The problem with anti-discrimination law is that it's the camel's nose in the tent for lawyers (on and off the bench) to second-guess business decisions when they have no particular expertise to do so and don't bear any of the costs of so doing. Prior to 1964, refusing to hire someone, refusing to promote someone, refusing to retain someone, and refusing to do business with them was not defined as a tort or anything resembling one, so not actionable absent some contractual obligation unless the vendor had a functional monopoly. The net effect of the insertion of lawyers into these transactions has been escalating injury to the idea of merit as lawyers pursued social policy goals that have absolutely no purchase outside the professional-managerial stratum (and hardly any explicit statutory warrant), and did so in the public and private sector alike. The most absurd manifestation of this was the assertion by a federal court of appeals that it was unconstitutional for voters in Michigan to invalidate racial preference schemes via referendum.

        Fifty years ago, the late Gottfried Dietze predicted that the downstream consequences of anti-discrimination law would be causes for regret. Not sure he nailed it in every respect, but he understood in a general way.

        Fifty years ago, the late Gottfried Dietze predicted that the downstream consequences of anti-discrimination law would be causes for regret. Not sure he nailed it in every respect, but he understood in a general way.

        Can you suggest any references? How about this book?

        https://www.amazon.com/Americas-Political-Professor-Gottfried-1968-04-01/dp/B01FIXEKAE

        • Replies: @Art Deco
        His argument is laid out in his 1968 volume. In re Dietze, he was a political theoretician trained in jurisprudence. He did not address sociological questions and his historical writings were in the realm of intellectual history. His focus was on the ways that 'traditional constitutional government' had been injured by various equalitarian projects, among them the deceptive use of the term 'civil rights'. He didn't have much to say about the goals of anti-discrimination law, other than the observation that it was ill-advised to attempt to outlaw bad taste. (Dietze was not a defender of anything which impaired freedom of contract, which segregation laws and restrictive covenants do).

        He came to the U.S. in 1949 and lived in the Baltimore - Washington corridor for 50-odd years. He lived for a number of years in Dupont Circle and would commute to Baltimore for work (typically via Greyhound or Trailways), sleeping on a cot in his office several days a week.
      124. @Jack D
        But the horrors the segregationists predicted did not come to pass. Since the end of Jim Crow the South has thrived.

        Like I said, those books are on my future reading list. I’m still working on David Garrow’s book. This section really caught my eye. In Harvard Law School Obama was already familiar with various geographical strategies to maximize black political power. Here, a professor incorporated Obama’s class ideas into a essay question. (Which is typically unheard of.)

        “In March, a member of the class”—Barack—“ argued that there were two fundamentally different strategies that African-American communities now living in large American cities could adopt to better their social and economic conditions. On the one hand, he argued, members of the community could stay in the city, organize together to gain political control of the city government and, once this was achieved, mobilize city power and resources to begin to combat problems such as unemployment, crime, homelessness, and drug addiction. On the other hand, he said, community members could abandon the inner city, integrate suburbs and other prosperous areas, and thereby destroy the kind of inner-city environment that, some contend, fosters the kind of problems mentioned above. Given the arguments advanced by Professor Briffault and me, what impact does local government law have on these alternative strategies?””

        — Rising Star: The Making of Barack Obama by David Garrow
        http://a.co/7LpzLcN

        I still haven’t reached the tragic part where Obama is crushed by Bobby Rush in 2000. On account of not being black enough. He’ll be ultimately betrayed by the race he most identifies with throughout the book. But the power provided by “Majority-Minority Districting” is hard to give up.

      125. African complains about superfucially-generous practically-cruel brain drain — in the Atlantic!
        https://www.breitbart.com/economy/2020/01/21/canada-immigration-imperialism-extracts-college-graduate-migrants-from-nigeria/

        In Nigeria, the conveyor belt of young talent that is supposed to replace those who are emigrating is whirring slowly, and the impact is apparent: The country’s educational institutions groan under the weight of frequent strikes by underpaid staff protesting poor funding and outdated infrastructure; medical procedures are regularly delayed because of a shortage of specialists; and companies—like Oni’s bank—are closing down entire departments to cope with staff exits.

        Middle-class Nigerians, much like citizens of other developing countries, argue that they are leaving to give their families more options and greater security rather than waiting for their own country to realize its potential. It is a familiar story—what is now Africa’s largest economy is no stranger to the departure of its best talents. In the 1970s and ’80s, skilled and semi-skilled Nigerians left the country, mostly for the United States, Britain, and elsewhere in Europe, fleeing the rule of successive military juntas and economic mismanagement. A 2010 report by the Migration Policy Institute, a Washington, D.C.–based think tank, found that by the late 1970s, about 30,000 Nigerian professionals had graduated from universities and colleges in the United Kingdom but never returned to Africa; by the mid-’80s, 10,000 Nigerians were in the United States, many of them highly skilled. That brain drain had a knock-on effect, opening a route for these immigrants’ relatives to leave Nigeria as well.

        ———
        Trump’s earlier tweet about Virginia and his comments today on Northam suggest that he has been prevented from learning anything about the situation. He needs to be aggressively attacking the sweeping disenfranchisement instead of imagining that it’ll be sorted out in the next election, which the disenfranchisement is effectively cancelling.

        • Replies: @notsaying
        Thanks for the link to the Neil Munro article in Breitbart. It is a great article that discusses both Africa and Latin America and the effects of brain drain in both places.

        We really need to stop all the unnecessary brain drain going on. I particularly feel ashamed of our taking doctors from the third world -- and we are not the only ones who do it.

        Neil Munro makes a point I have never seen before about brain drain -- that it discourages investors from even trying to locate businesses in poor countries because the workers they need will not be there:

        Nigeria’s experience provides another example of how migration can damage the home countries, even while it provides cash via remittances to the government and to local elites.

        The damage includes the loss of skilled and unskilled workers — and the resulting expectations that others will leave instead of providing stable workforces for investors.
         
        Shame on all the rich countries who strip out the best minds of poor countries and leave them to continue to deteriorate.
      126. @Peter Akuleyev
        California is lost, as are much of the coastal cities

        The coastal cities are actually very comfortable areas for white people to live. As long as you can afford to live in an affluent suburb. Sharing a town with Ivy League graduates of Chinese or Indian ancestry is a lot more pleasant than living next door to a meth lab in Kansas or sharing a town with FOB Somalis in some town in Minnesota or Maine. What we have lost is not the coasts, it is the interior - to brain drain, immigration (check out the Mexican population in Iowa) and economic neglect. Trump won because people in the heartland are disgusted at what is happening to their towns. People in Bethesda MD or Scarsdale NY think life in modern America is great.

        You’re never going to be ‘sharing a town’ with Ivy League graduates. Ivy League graduates are a tiny minority in this country and aren’t a demographically appreciable element anywhere bar their own alumni clubs.

        Actually, the frequency of most categories of crime in Kansas hugs the national mean. The exceptions would be forcible rape (about 38% higher), homicide (about 22% lower), and robbery (about 54% lower).

        As for ‘brain drain’, educational attainment in Kansas is as follows: those over 25 with a baccalaureate degree, 20.6%; those with a graduate degree, 11.7%. The national means are 19% and 11%. Actually, the states with the highest attainment scores are all over the map: Colorado, DC, Massachusetts, New Jersey, Minnesota, New Hampshire, Vermont, Washington state.

        The employment-to-population ratio nationally in 2018 was 0.604. That in Kansas was 0.645. The Plains states, with a ratio of 0.652, had the highest rate of any cluster of states measured.

        What’s disgusting is what the administrative class is attempting just about anywhere. See, for example, the decades-long legal assaults on the Boy Scouts of America. There is simply more resistance to this in the heartland.

        • Replies: @Jack D
        They are not all over the map. They are all in the north except for DC.
        , @Sam Lowry
        Good points, but still gotta disagree. Living in a nice Northeastern SWPL suburb (e.g. Connecticut, Massachusetts) is super, super sweet. Lets not even get started with the Bay Area. Can't be replicated in fly-over territory. Packed to the rafters with ivy league limousine liberals...yes, but life is really, really good here. Plus, urban dwelling champagne socialists (and the policing strategies they publicly disapprove of) have now reclaimed large parts of our major cities making city life even sweeter for the urban SWPL set. It's good to be the king. And the peeps living the good life in these enclaves are grads of ivy and other highly selective colleges, there are lots and lots of us (I mean them). Granted, the country is [email protected] long term with current policies, but the views from Darien, Newton, Princeton, NOVA and Fort Green are fabulous! What could possible go wrong?
        , @Old Palo Altan
        You’re never going to be ‘sharing a town’ with Ivy League graduates.

        In Palo Alto, God bless the place, you most certainly are. Those who aren't are working for those who are, and that's precisely the same thing. One "shares a town" with those who own it with you.
        The rest aren't there in any way which counts.
      127. @syonredux

        To be fair, I don’t think Achilles was a British white…
         
        On the other hand, White Britons look more like White Greeks than Black Africans do.....


        Tracy Spiridakos:

        https://aceshowbiz.com/images/wennpic/tracy-spiridakos-people-s-choice-awards-2013-01.jpg


        Lisa Zane:

        https://friday87central.files.wordpress.com/2011/02/vlcsnap-5183600.jpg


        Angela Gerekou:

        https://greece.greekreporter.com/files/angela-gerekou.jpg

        Melina Kanakaredes:


        http://www2.pictures.zimbio.com/gi/Academy+Motion+Picture+Arts+Sciences+Tribute+ktBiKE2LUcFx.jpg


        Vs


        Danai Gurira


        http://www3.pictures.zimbio.com/gi/21st+Annual+Elton+John+AIDS+Foundation+Academy+EdgpgktuAN-x.jpg

        Michaela Coel:

        https://bust.com/images/articles/37861/michaela-coel-2_54e2a.jpg

        Khoudia Diop:


        https://media.allure.com/photos/582b5ccc79e903d450743c32/master/pass/Khoudia%20Diop.jpg

        Fair enough but those are not typical Greek women. And women especially often derive their hair color from a bottle. The average Greek woman couldn’t be mistaken for British.

        • Replies: @syonredux

        Fair enough but those are not typical Greek women.
         
        Celebrities are usually not average in the looks department....

        And women especially often derive their hair color from a bottle.
         
        Indeed. For example,blonde Natalie Dormer


        http://www1.pictures.zimbio.com/gi/Natalie+Dormer+6th+Annual+Oscar+Wilde+Honoring+dX82XQS0UCyl.jpg


        occasionally likes to go for the bottle brunette look:

        https://kayedacus.files.wordpress.com/2010/08/edith-copy.jpg

        The average Greek woman couldn’t be mistaken for British.
         
        She stands a better chance of being mistaken for White British than Black African....


        https://21centurymanifesto.files.wordpress.com/2013/02/greek-demo-20-2-13.jpg


        vs

        http://venturesafrica.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/01/Nigerian-women.jpg
      128. Does Caldwell address when and how the battle to end Jim Crow, i.e., the battle to end state-legislated discrimination against the descendants of American slaves, morphed into a broader “civil rights” regime protecting or favoring persons in both the public and private sectors based on “color, race, religion, national origin, or sex”?

        We know that Virginia Senator Howard Smith inserted “sex” into the 1964 Civil Rights Act, probably in part because he had a longstanding interest in women’s rights, but more likely mainly as a cynical way to deflect the Act’s focus upon (and effectiveness against) discrimination against descendants of American slaves.

        I see that Kennedy’s original legislation also included “religion and national origin,” as did the Civil Rights Act of 1957.

        The only ‘sins’ specific to the U.S. Federal government and the States were against black slaves and Native Americans. (I doubt the Chinese Exclusion Act still had effects circa 1964, and the treatment of Japanese-Americans in WWII could have been remedied with financial compensation, without any “civil rights” legislation.).

        Governmental force, in the form of legislation, should have been focused solely upon helping just those people uniquely harmed in the past and present by governmental force.

        Instead, a foundation was laid upon which non-elected elites (judges, government bureaucrats, academics, C-suite Davos types) could build their idea of ‘progressive society’ without the consent of the people. That, combined with military-industrial complex, the financialization of the economy, the non-enforcement of the 1986 Immigration Act, and the expansions of legal immigration since 1990, have more or less destroyed federalism and small-“r” republican government.

      129. @Art Deco
        You're never going to be 'sharing a town' with Ivy League graduates. Ivy League graduates are a tiny minority in this country and aren't a demographically appreciable element anywhere bar their own alumni clubs.

        Actually, the frequency of most categories of crime in Kansas hugs the national mean. The exceptions would be forcible rape (about 38% higher), homicide (about 22% lower), and robbery (about 54% lower).

        As for 'brain drain', educational attainment in Kansas is as follows: those over 25 with a baccalaureate degree, 20.6%; those with a graduate degree, 11.7%. The national means are 19% and 11%. Actually, the states with the highest attainment scores are all over the map: Colorado, DC, Massachusetts, New Jersey, Minnesota, New Hampshire, Vermont, Washington state.

        The employment-to-population ratio nationally in 2018 was 0.604. That in Kansas was 0.645. The Plains states, with a ratio of 0.652, had the highest rate of any cluster of states measured.


        What's disgusting is what the administrative class is attempting just about anywhere. See, for example, the decades-long legal assaults on the Boy Scouts of America. There is simply more resistance to this in the heartland.

        They are not all over the map. They are all in the north except for DC.

        • Replies: @Art Deco
        They are not all over the map.

        They are all over the map for anyone not a Civil War buff. He contrasted coast with interior, not South with non-South. I selected the states which comprehended 10% of the population.
      130. @res

        Fifty years ago, the late Gottfried Dietze predicted that the downstream consequences of anti-discrimination law would be causes for regret. Not sure he nailed it in every respect, but he understood in a general way.
         
        Can you suggest any references? How about this book?

        https://www.amazon.com/Americas-Political-Professor-Gottfried-1968-04-01/dp/B01FIXEKAE

        His argument is laid out in his 1968 volume. In re Dietze, he was a political theoretician trained in jurisprudence. He did not address sociological questions and his historical writings were in the realm of intellectual history. His focus was on the ways that ‘traditional constitutional government’ had been injured by various equalitarian projects, among them the deceptive use of the term ‘civil rights’. He didn’t have much to say about the goals of anti-discrimination law, other than the observation that it was ill-advised to attempt to outlaw bad taste. (Dietze was not a defender of anything which impaired freedom of contract, which segregation laws and restrictive covenants do).

        He came to the U.S. in 1949 and lived in the Baltimore – Washington corridor for 50-odd years. He lived for a number of years in Dupont Circle and would commute to Baltimore for work (typically via Greyhound or Trailways), sleeping on a cot in his office several days a week.

        • Thanks: res
      131. @Hapalong Cassidy
        “In contrast, I’ve never felt any regard for the long-gone Jim Crow era, which I’ve always found almost Hindu-like in its grotesque caste rules.”

        I read recently that even earlier, this attitude is what turned Northerners against slavery. The Quakers and other abolitionists would distribute pictures of white-passing slave children from the South.

        Any time you have more than one caste you are going to need caste rules for edge cases. In South Africa they dealt with this by creating another caste for mixed race people but that ultimately didn’t fix anything.

        Ultimately the problem was that separate but equal was not really equal. Maybe if the black schools were really as nice as the white ones the blacks wouldn’t have wanted in as badly.

        • Replies: @J.Ross
        Last paragraph is lying, blacks didn't want in (or a front bus seat), outside agitators seeking to being about the present chaos (and choreographing selected actors) wanted to weaponize black kids.
        , @Anonymous
        Average underclass blacks did not care about schools very much and the genuinely talented tenth never had an issue.
      132. Jim Crow was hardly country-wide. Pertained to perhaps one-quarter of the nation.

      133. @Jack D
        They are not all over the map. They are all in the north except for DC.

        They are not all over the map.

        They are all over the map for anyone not a Civil War buff. He contrasted coast with interior, not South with non-South. I selected the states which comprehended 10% of the population.

        • Agree: Desiderius
      134. Anonymous[895] • Disclaimer says:

        If we are saved, it will be by those like the marchers in Richmond, not the robes in DC.

        The Virginia gun rights marchers aren’t saving anyone. They do not understand their actual problem — mass immigration — and therefore they have no solution.

        Close to none of the gun rights marchers are revolting against the Trump/Kushner sellout on immigration. Almost none! Instead they are mindlessly worshiping the fraudulent maga agenda.

        So of course the Californication of Virginia and the other red and purple states will proceed and no amount of street marching will stop it.

        • Replies: @Lars Porsena
        They should take West Virginia up on the offer. That would at least shake things up.
      135. I paraphrase what someone posted above……

        It’s easy for someone who lives or grew up in a non majority black area to dismiss the era of segregation. They are either clueless or whipped.

      136. TULSI BESTGIRL CONFIRMED
        … third party site won’t post, nothing is working at my end, but Tulsi is suing Hillary, and the court documents include the statement that Tulsi is seeking the Presidency, “a position Clinton has long coveted, but has not been able to attain.”

      137. @syonredux

        To be fair, I don’t think Achilles was a British white…
         
        On the other hand, White Britons look more like White Greeks than Black Africans do.....


        Tracy Spiridakos:

        https://aceshowbiz.com/images/wennpic/tracy-spiridakos-people-s-choice-awards-2013-01.jpg


        Lisa Zane:

        https://friday87central.files.wordpress.com/2011/02/vlcsnap-5183600.jpg


        Angela Gerekou:

        https://greece.greekreporter.com/files/angela-gerekou.jpg

        Melina Kanakaredes:


        http://www2.pictures.zimbio.com/gi/Academy+Motion+Picture+Arts+Sciences+Tribute+ktBiKE2LUcFx.jpg


        Vs


        Danai Gurira


        http://www3.pictures.zimbio.com/gi/21st+Annual+Elton+John+AIDS+Foundation+Academy+EdgpgktuAN-x.jpg

        Michaela Coel:

        https://bust.com/images/articles/37861/michaela-coel-2_54e2a.jpg

        Khoudia Diop:


        https://media.allure.com/photos/582b5ccc79e903d450743c32/master/pass/Khoudia%20Diop.jpg

        Michaela Cole?! I think your point was made without having to throw an African male into your argument. That was just overkill.
        As far as Achilles, he was a fictional character and it is uncertain if “Golden” Achilles was supposed to be an actual blond or it was just a figure of speech about how great he was. He sure as hell wasn’t African, but it is inevitable that Blacks will be in historical shows. There are a lot of them in Britain, some of them are actors, and they want to be cast in these shows instead of collecting unemployment. The stupidity comes in pretending that their presence is accurate.

        • Replies: @syonredux
        I've always assumed that Achilles' hair color was roughly the same hue as Alexander the Great's:


        http://web.mit.edu/course/21/21h.405/www/HouseOfFaun/img/Alexander_mosaic.jpg
      138. @Jack D
        Any time you have more than one caste you are going to need caste rules for edge cases. In South Africa they dealt with this by creating another caste for mixed race people but that ultimately didn't fix anything.

        Ultimately the problem was that separate but equal was not really equal. Maybe if the black schools were really as nice as the white ones the blacks wouldn't have wanted in as badly.

        Last paragraph is lying, blacks didn’t want in (or a front bus seat), outside agitators seeking to being about the present chaos (and choreographing selected actors) wanted to weaponize black kids.

      139. @anon

        Hence, it’s imaginable that intelligent and resolute Supreme Court justices and their clerks could bravely find a resolution that doesn’t take us back to Jim Crow but instead extends the current protections against racist oppression by the majority to the coming white minority.
         
        That's it? I become an inferior minority and get in the back of the line waiting for "protections" (hand-outs) along with the rest of the minorities? In a country that used to be founded on the right to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness?
        No thanks - I like the civil war option better.

        Careful. Wars always include the killing of innocent civilians and bystanders. If a handful of Middle Americans suddenly engage in armed revolt, the only thing I can imaging for them is explosive “black lash”, as our elites finally have an excuse to bring them nanny state fist down on all of us.

      140. @anon

        Hence, it’s imaginable that intelligent and resolute Supreme Court justices and their clerks could bravely find a resolution that doesn’t take us back to Jim Crow but instead extends the current protections against racist oppression by the majority to the coming white minority.
         
        That's it? I become an inferior minority and get in the back of the line waiting for "protections" (hand-outs) along with the rest of the minorities? In a country that used to be founded on the right to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness?
        No thanks - I like the civil war option better.

        Careful. Wars always include the killing of innocent civilians and bystanders. If a handful of Middle Americans suddenly engage in armed revolt, the only thing I can imaging for them is explosive “black lash”, as our elites finally have an excuse to bring them nanny state fist down on all of us.

        • Replies: @Joe Stalin
        Worked great in Vietnam.

        https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fafc0ThP7R0
      141. @Hail

        People in Bethesda MD or Scarsdale NY think life in modern America is great
         
        I recently learned that the beloved game-show host Pat Sajak has two homes:

        One of his homes is in Severna Park, Maryland, DC metro area. Census Bureau estimate for 2019: 87% full-White-non-Hispanic, 3% Black; median household income for mid-2010s at $140,000.

        His other home is in the comfortable area between Encino and Sherman Oaks, California. Which puts him fairly close to our host, I believe. Steve Sailer might have run into Sajak at "In and Out Burger" or the like over the years.

        A cruise to wikipedia says that Pat Sajak [b.1946] is of entirely Polish-Christian ancestry and active in a United Churches of Christ [Congregational] congregation, presumably via his wife.

        He came out as a right-winger recently:

        https://twitter.com/patsajak/status/1219618102159335426

        Sajak has been an active Republican since the 1990s if not earlier.

        • Replies: @Hail
        I wonder if he is representative:

        Are game show hosts more right-leaning than the entertainment biz norm?
      142. @Gaius Gracchus
        Wow. I can't wait to read it. 4 years ago I would have laughed at the thesis, but now it appears accurate.

        If Trump gets 5 more years, his judges will likely be half of the federal bench, so the tide may be turning.

        Gaius, you are being overly optimistic. Trump has not taken any action against blacks. No Congressman, Senator, or Supreme Court judge would there. Why? Because the Federal government can’t afford the black lash. Sealing the borders might still be doable, however.

      143. @Lot
        Sajak has been an active Republican since the 1990s if not earlier.

        I wonder if he is representative:

        Are game show hosts more right-leaning than the entertainment biz norm?

        • Replies: @Desiderius
        They tend to be pretty alpha (see Richard Dawson) so that would follow. His predecessor Woollery of course is too.
      144. OT

        The sellout starts here. Didn’t take long.

        https://www.theguardian.com/world/2020/jan/22/boris-johnson-likely-to-end-30000-immigration-threshold-post-brexit

        Boris Johnson’s new post-Brexit immigration regime is likely to mean an end to the controversial £30,000 salary floor for skilled workers, government sources have confirmed.

        The independent migration advisory committee (MAC) is expected to report shortly on whether the threshold should be retained.

        Downing Street will then spell out more details of an “Australian-style points-based system” – of which salary is expected to form just one element.

        Government sources said it would be more “nuanced” than an across-the-board salary floor.

        The £30,000 limit is currently applied to those seeking tier 2 visas – the main entry-route to the UK’s labour market for skilled workers from non-EU countries. A lower limit of £20,800 is applied to younger workers.

        Ryan Shorthouse, director of Conservative thinktank Bright Blue, welcomed the suggestion that the threshold would be dropped.

        “The £30,000 minimum salary threshold for tier 2 visas was unnecessarily and arbitrarily high. It would have strangled the pipeline of talented younger people at the start of their careers, especially in key economic sectors such as the NHS and the creative industries. And family visas only require a minimum salary threshold of £18,600 to be able to bring some family members to the UK,” he said.

        If the move is concerned, it would be the latest evidence that Johnson is keen to adopt a more liberal migration regime than his predecessor.

        The Conservative manifesto omitted the promise to cap net migration below 100,000 a year – a pledge that had shaped the party’s policy since it was adopted by David Cameron in 2010.

        Ryan Shorthouse sounds like a wholly owned subsidiary of the people who tried to stop Brexit.

        • Replies: @dfordoom

        "it would be the latest evidence that Johnson is keen to adopt a more liberal migration regime than his predecessor."
         
        To anyone with a brain it was always blindingly obvious that Boris Johnson was very very pro-immigration and would open the flood gates. But the idiot Tory voters who elected him refused to see it.

        It was also blindingly obvious that Boris Johnson was very Woke but the idiot Tory voters who elected him refused to see that as well.

        And now they're going to start crying that he betrayed them.

        The average conservative voter everywhere is as dumb as a box of rocks.
        , @keypusher
        A friend of mine immigrated to Britain from Spain at the age of 18, later created a company that employed 50 people. A BPS 30,000 floor for visas sounds stupid.
      145. @syonredux

        To be fair, I don’t think Achilles was a British white…
         
        On the other hand, White Britons look more like White Greeks than Black Africans do.....


        Tracy Spiridakos:

        https://aceshowbiz.com/images/wennpic/tracy-spiridakos-people-s-choice-awards-2013-01.jpg


        Lisa Zane:

        https://friday87central.files.wordpress.com/2011/02/vlcsnap-5183600.jpg


        Angela Gerekou:

        https://greece.greekreporter.com/files/angela-gerekou.jpg

        Melina Kanakaredes:


        http://www2.pictures.zimbio.com/gi/Academy+Motion+Picture+Arts+Sciences+Tribute+ktBiKE2LUcFx.jpg


        Vs


        Danai Gurira


        http://www3.pictures.zimbio.com/gi/21st+Annual+Elton+John+AIDS+Foundation+Academy+EdgpgktuAN-x.jpg

        Michaela Coel:

        https://bust.com/images/articles/37861/michaela-coel-2_54e2a.jpg

        Khoudia Diop:


        https://media.allure.com/photos/582b5ccc79e903d450743c32/master/pass/Khoudia%20Diop.jpg

        When I saw Tracy Spiridakos for some reason the Jaws theme started playing, I had to look at Lisa Zane until it stopped.

      146. @Jack D
        Fair enough but those are not typical Greek women. And women especially often derive their hair color from a bottle. The average Greek woman couldn't be mistaken for British.

        Fair enough but those are not typical Greek women.

        Celebrities are usually not average in the looks department….

        And women especially often derive their hair color from a bottle.

        Indeed. For example,blonde Natalie Dormer

        occasionally likes to go for the bottle brunette look:

        The average Greek woman couldn’t be mistaken for British.

        She stands a better chance of being mistaken for White British than Black African….

        vs

      147. @Peter Akuleyev
        Haven't read the book, but from Sailer's summary Caldwell seems to have taken an oddly America-centric focus considering how erudite he is and how much time he has spent in Europe. If the 1964 Civil Right's decision is Ground Zero, than how does he explain the rampant spread of anti-white feeling in the Europe, Australia, Canada, etc.? The UK has arguably become even more "woke" than the US in terms of forcing cultural diversity into everything. It would appear, superficially anyway, that immigration is really what has been driving these changes.

        I’ve wondered about this too. It has seemed to me that the sacralization of diversity and multiculturalism that began here in the ’60s was an American export that, like Coke and Hollywood movies, became very popular overseas. But if you are in England or Sweden or Germany how could you keep up with this new American fashion? Only by opening the floodgates.

        • Replies: @scrivener3
        Really. As goes the USA so goes the western world, almost as a matter of fashion. When #metoo took off here suddenly Canada, which seemed to have little interest in the subject for eons, became super woke to sexual harassment in business.

        It never goes the other way with some other Country identifying a social issue and the USA adopting it.
        , @dfordoom

        I’ve wondered about this too. It has seemed to me that the sacralization of diversity and multiculturalism that began here in the ’60s was an American export that, like Coke and Hollywood movies, became very popular overseas.
         
        It was another product of the Cold War. It had to be demonstrated that the "free world" was more moral than the godless commies.

        We might have all been better had the godless commies won.
      148. @Whiskey
        Non Jews can vote. But will one ever have a significant role in Israel? That's the way forward.

        The Druze are pretty well represented in upper Israeli echelons.

        https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Majalli_Wahabi

      149. Anon[119] • Disclaimer says:

        OT

        Iranian student turned back at immigration at the airport. Mainstream media has a meltdown:

        https://www.washingtonpost.com/nation/2020/01/22/dehghani-student-deported/

        Generally, when this happens, the answer to the mystery is the answer to the question, “What was his visa? What are the words written in the visa stamp in his passport?” In this case, however, it seems he did have the proper visa. But in most cases you can read to the end of the article and the journalist has neglected to ask that one basic question.

        Note: Under the current Muslim ban all Iranians are denied entry … except for students.

        https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Executive_Order_13780#Presidential_Proclamation_9645

        When you get a proper visa at the consulate or embassy, and are then excluded at the border (in this case, the immigration desk at the airport), it’s because the CBP personnel uncovered something during your interview. They may have simply Googled you and found something missed in the initial security check, such as radical social media postings. You may admit to something that makes your visa application a lie, such as having a relative living in the U.S. when you omitted that from your application. They may have found something incriminating in your wallet, diary, pocket litter, phone, or laptop, which they can and do examine for visitors from high risk countries. Anything indicating intent to stay permanently will get you booted.

        The excluded student probably knows what is going on and has withheld the information from his supporters and attorney, or the attorney is withholding it from the press for strategic reasons.

        This kind of exclusion is nothing special and happened throughout the Obama administration, but activists always blame it on Trump these days. It’s also not exclusive the the United States.

      150. The right being scared of its own shadow on racial matters has led to a total capitulation to the left’s demands, which essentially boils down to a blood libel against whites that demands atonement but can never be forgiven.

        Maybe it’s just a function of my age and when I became an adult, but by the early 2000s (when I still considered myself left of center) it became obvious to me that the political left was not interested in racial equality, but racial supremacy of the formerly oppressed. The purpose of racial social justice initiatives is to obtain the levers of power and then use them against the hated majority. This is not the way most ordinary left-leaning voters look at things, but it just takes a determined political minority to be willing to make demands and the rest will go along with it.

        The right needs to go on a prolonged campaign to de-legitimize the people and ideas that animate the woke left if we hope to have a country that doesn’t end up being organized around zero sum racial politics.

        • Replies: @Citizen of a Silly Country

        The right needs to go on a prolonged campaign to de-legitimize the people and ideas that animate the woke left if we hope to have a country that doesn’t end up being organized around zero sum racial politics.
         
        Way too late.

        Also, stop thinking that non-whites think like whites. They don't. They will never - never - be color-blind CivNats. Btw, that's not an insult toward them. I will never think like they do. Sure a few will, but the bulk of non-whites will never be Enlightenment-loving, non-tribal CivNats.

        It will not happen. Once whites drop to minority status, we will preserve our right by fighting for them politically and, if necessary, in other ways. We will not be treated as equal under the law by our new overlords because of the Constitution. They will not care a whit about some pretty words written hundreds of years ago by white men. The Founding Fathers are quite literally NOT their fathers so they won't care, just as any invader doesn't care about about the rules written by the defeated.

        The only reason an invader cares about the customs and rules of the defeated is because throwing them away causes unrest. That's where we will be. We need to cause enough unrest that our brown overlords generally leave us alone - provided, of course, we do our duty as helots.
        , @Desiderius
        What supremacy? All the Presidential candidates are still lily white, as are the seats of real power in the corporate media, Senate, and Deep State.

        Minorities been played by one faction of whites against the others. Indeed by one faction of the Right against the rest.
        , @dfordoom

        The right being scared of its own shadow on racial matters has led to a total capitulation to the left’s demands
         
        It's the mainstream Right that wants open borders. The mainstream Right loves diversity because it helped them crush the unions and demoralise the working class.

        They're not scared, they're just not on your side.
      151. @Mishima Zaibatsu
        Speaking of history, the BBC has demanded an end to all-white English period dramas, claiming the idea Britain was ever white comes only as a result of evil whitey falsifying history.

        Is it time the all-white period drama was made extinct?
         

        ... A loud minority have called this general move towards diversity in period drama ‘PC culture gone mad’ and suggested that casting ethnic minorities in period biopics and historical fiction is factually inaccurate. It’s an argument that has been used by both armchair critics on social media and leading entertainment creatives, like Julian Fellowes, to defend their all-white productions. But, regardless of the extent to which you think historical verisimilitude matters, it’s an argument that rests on a fallacy:
         
        ...

        A multiracial Britain existed before revisionists and colonialist apologisers began white-washing books and tomes
         
        ...

        Film and theatre director Josie Rourke read Kaufmann’s book while doing research for her debut feature Mary, Queen of Scots and it opened her eyes to the complicity of period dramas in whitewashing British history. “To entirely represent period drama as white is historically inaccurate,” Rourke says. “Our bias has been coached and encouraged by period dramas into thinking that.”
         
        And so on and so forth. As well as Kaufmann, the writer of the BBC piece is, of course, Jewish.

        http://www.bbc.com/culture/story/20200116-is-it-time-the-all-white-period-drama-was-made-extinct

        “Kaufmann, the writer of the BBC piece is, of course, Jewish.”

        Every. Single. Time.

      152. @Buzz Mohawk
        Sajak's Twitter feed is funny. He's witty and smart.

        Regarding his comment on game shows and voters, he surely realizes Wheel is the simpler-minded show that airs after Jeopardy.

        One wonders what the Wheel demographic breakdown is, as compared to Jeopardy.

        It's really always been about Vanna White.
        https://www.12thblog.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/04/Vanna-White-5-310x165.jpg

        BTW Merv Griffin said he hired Vanna when he created the show because she had a big head. That's good for television, especially on someone who just reveals letters.
        https://i.pinimg.com/736x/3a/29/4e/3a294e44155e5b570ea3479401fa8ad7.jpg

        Reportedly, Pat Sajak is a pretty laid-back guy in real life.

        In 1989, CBS hired Sajak to host a new late-night talk show and spent a small fortune promoting him as the successor to Johnny Carson. (This was several years after WoF had made him a household name. He continued hosting the game show throughout.)

        The late-night program bombed – not because it was exceptionally terrible* but because it was just another generic talk show – and was canned after a year.

        The producers were perplexed by Sajak’s attitude. He didn’t stress out over the ratings. Nor did he make an aggressive effort to turn things around. He just came in, did the show, and went home at night. With his f**k-you money coming in from WoF, he could afford to rest easy.

        Interestingly, CBS made a serious offer to Jay Leno to replace Sajak. Leno’s manager used the CBS offer to browbeat NBC into giving Leno the Tonight Show. Then she leaked fake stories to the gossip columns to humiliate Carson into retiring. Leno rewarded her by installing her as showrunner upon his ascension. But her abrasive, erratic personality alienated so many of Leno’s would-be guests – she once unleashed an expletive-laden torrent of verbal abuse against Jerry Seinfeld – that Leno ended up kicking her to the curb.

        *By general consensus, the worst late-night talk show ever was Chevy Chase’s disastrous Fox crapfest. It lasted a mere six weeks, concurrent with the highly-successful launch of David Letterman’s CBS show.

        • Replies: @Art Deco
        *By general consensus, the worst late-night talk show ever was Chevy Chase’s disastrous Fox crapfest. It lasted a mere six weeks, concurrent with the highly-successful launch of David Letterman’s CBS show.

        Dunno. There was something called 'The Wilton North Report' which replaced Joan Rivers' failed show. I think it was cancelled in a matter of days. They got a dubious achievement award from Esquire under the heading 'Best Talk Show You Never Saw". Some years earlier, one of the networks set up a show hosted by a chap named Alan Thicke called "Thicke of the Night". A later crack about the program was, "The Canadian Alan Thicke had no equals as a talk show host. Superiors, maybe. Equals, no".
      153. @Art Deco
        You're never going to be 'sharing a town' with Ivy League graduates. Ivy League graduates are a tiny minority in this country and aren't a demographically appreciable element anywhere bar their own alumni clubs.

        Actually, the frequency of most categories of crime in Kansas hugs the national mean. The exceptions would be forcible rape (about 38% higher), homicide (about 22% lower), and robbery (about 54% lower).

        As for 'brain drain', educational attainment in Kansas is as follows: those over 25 with a baccalaureate degree, 20.6%; those with a graduate degree, 11.7%. The national means are 19% and 11%. Actually, the states with the highest attainment scores are all over the map: Colorado, DC, Massachusetts, New Jersey, Minnesota, New Hampshire, Vermont, Washington state.

        The employment-to-population ratio nationally in 2018 was 0.604. That in Kansas was 0.645. The Plains states, with a ratio of 0.652, had the highest rate of any cluster of states measured.


        What's disgusting is what the administrative class is attempting just about anywhere. See, for example, the decades-long legal assaults on the Boy Scouts of America. There is simply more resistance to this in the heartland.

        Good points, but still gotta disagree. Living in a nice Northeastern SWPL suburb (e.g. Connecticut, Massachusetts) is super, super sweet. Lets not even get started with the Bay Area. Can’t be replicated in fly-over territory. Packed to the rafters with ivy league limousine liberals…yes, but life is really, really good here. Plus, urban dwelling champagne socialists (and the policing strategies they publicly disapprove of) have now reclaimed large parts of our major cities making city life even sweeter for the urban SWPL set. It’s good to be the king. And the peeps living the good life in these enclaves are grads of ivy and other highly selective colleges, there are lots and lots of us (I mean them). Granted, the country is [email protected] long term with current policies, but the views from Darien, Newton, Princeton, NOVA and Fort Green are fabulous! What could possible go wrong?

        • Replies: @Lagertha
        swarms of impoverished and angry young men (and some "woke" women) will break into your homes, steal your stuff, kill you & your dogs if you resist. Or, they will go full-Brazil or Niger on you: take your kids or wife hostage for ransom; so much easier and less messy. It's coming, it's coming after years of stupid, really stupid Democrat policies...SO MANY STUPID POLICIES!

        There is nowhere to hide; there are not walls high enough to protect you & yours. Your planes and cars will be sabotaged - that's easy stuff - just look at Sweden: https://www.cnn.com/2018/08/14/europe/sweden-cars-burned-intl/index.html
      154. I need to get this comment in.

        I think its necessary to distinguish government-mandated diversity with real freedom of association.

        A private enforcement of affirmative-action policies based on court-enforced legal liability is exactly the same as government-mandated diversity. There is nothing private or voluntary about it.

        The vision is actually the “numerical majority” concept described by Calhoun in “Disquisition on Government” as opposed to the “concurrent majority”. The concurrent majority actually involved the ability of specific interest groups to veto, although not ram through, specific legislation. Only legislation beneficial to all groups will survive the process.

        Affirmative action and freedom-of-association are best left to voluntary action. The Supreme Court in its 1948 decision to not enforce restrictive covenants was entirely correct. Government has no business trying to decide who is allowed into a specific area and who isn’t, even on the bais of a contract.

        It’s up to each identity group to structure its affairs so as to maintain control of who gets in and who doesn’t. For example, a housing developer could vest permanent control over sales in a private body or corporation. The corporation could sell or not sell as it chose; it could decide on the basis of race, religion or ethnicity; it could make exemptions or not, as it saw fit. The only court intervention would be to protect property rights; not to make decisions.

        The exclusiveness of the Nation of Islam would be as protected under this system, as would the exclusive neighborhoods of Hasidic Jews. The dynamic of the concurrent majority would create a win-win for everyone involved, rather than the winner-take-all of the numerica majority.

      155. First off, I haven’t read the full review, or any comments yet. Anyway, just this part bugs me:

        Unfortunately, the moniker The Age of Entitlement gives the vague impression that it’s going to be another snooze from the deep root-canal school of economics about the Social Security trust fund or whatever.

        I assume you mean that all the economic wonky stuff bores you. The thing is that if none of the entitlements that Uncle Sam has generously robbed the taxpayers to provide for us had been created, (SS indeed being a big one), you wouldn’t need this blog, Steve. No matter what HBD has to say about it, and I agree with lots, Socialism has allowed those who shouldn’t be having children to do so and prevented many of those who should from doing so. It’s your Affordable Family Formation writ large.

        So, it all was pretty damn important. Imagine if those old Libertarians like Barry Goldwater or the Conservatives like even Moynahan had been listened to. We would be writing on this blog, cause we wouldn’t need to.

        OK, I’ll go read the rest.

        • Replies: @Achmed E. Newman
        oops, last sentence .. should be "... wouldn't be writing ...".
      156. @Autochthon
        I constantly struggle, futilely – a struggle equaled in futility perhaps only by that for the use of possessive nouns with gerunds (it's "his running," not "him running") and the subjunctive mood (it's "if I were king...," not "if I was king....) to have others understand the agreement of singular verbs with collective nouns ("The class are....," "The team were...," etc.) to no avail amongst fools whose (incorrectly programmed) software tells them otherwise. It seems to be something Americans increasingly have abandoned, but which the British continue to understand and apply.

        On that note, my considered opinion is that the only thing positive and noteworthy about America since the sixties has been the infusion of brilliant musical talent from Britain.

        https://youtu.be/Xnoe-clgoFs

        Americans use possessive pronouns with gerunds, and they even use the subjunctive, but American English does not follow the British convention of using singular verbs with “collective” nouns.

        Chicago has the ball on the 10-yard line, but the Bears are going to lose.

      157. @anonymous
        "If Trump gets 5 more years, his judges will likely be half of the federal bench, so the tide may be turning."

        Yeah, Right.

        Did the tide turn with all the Republican appointees who issued the ruling in Roe v Wade?

        Did the tide turn with Justice Kennedy, a Republican choice who helped rewrite the legal definition of marriage?

        Did the tide turn with Justice Roberts, a Republican choice who nailed down Big Sickness for the pharmaceutical and insurance industries?

        Will the tide turn with Justice Kavanaugh, Mr. Trump's choice? Who earned his first robe by helping President Cheney with the Patriot Act?

        Like the “federal” elections held every November in even-numbered years and the 5-4 decrees of the Court, the partisan judicial nominations and nailbiting confirmation hearings are another part of the RedBlue puppet show that keeps people gulled into accepting that so many things in life are to be run by Washington.

        I’m still inclined to the notion that the Constitution was intended, at least by some of its authors and supporters, to create a limited national government. But even by the time of Marbury, those entrusted with the powers have arrogated the authority to redefine them.

        The three branches that were to "check" and "balance" each other are three hands washing themselves. The Court exists to deal with hot potato social issues in lieu of the invertebrate Congress, to forebear (along with the invertebrate Congress) the warmongering and other “foreign policy” waged under auspices of the President, and to dignify the Establishment’s shepherding and fleecing of the people.

        Why should a robed, unelected politician be redefining marriage? Entrusted to enforce the Constitutional limitations on the others? Sure, questions like these are posed from time to time in a dissenting Justice’s opinion, but that ends the discussion other than in the context of replacing old Justice X with middle-aged Justice Y, as exemplified in your naïve comment.

        Trump is not the Bushes. And if you had any experience in federal court you’d know that. Thomas and Scalia have certainly made the bench more conservative than it was in the 60s and 70s. Gorsuch and Kavanagh already helped kill the liberal fantasy of having liberal judges use some liberal theory to draw Dem favored maps all over the country. That’s but one example in one year.

        • Replies: @Marty
        Awright! - someone with federal court experience. The one time I was there, the judge said to me, “haven’t you ever heard of inherent federal power?” I hadn’t. So what does it mean?
      158. @Arclight
        The right being scared of its own shadow on racial matters has led to a total capitulation to the left's demands, which essentially boils down to a blood libel against whites that demands atonement but can never be forgiven.

        Maybe it's just a function of my age and when I became an adult, but by the early 2000s (when I still considered myself left of center) it became obvious to me that the political left was not interested in racial equality, but racial supremacy of the formerly oppressed. The purpose of racial social justice initiatives is to obtain the levers of power and then use them against the hated majority. This is not the way most ordinary left-leaning voters look at things, but it just takes a determined political minority to be willing to make demands and the rest will go along with it.

        The right needs to go on a prolonged campaign to de-legitimize the people and ideas that animate the woke left if we hope to have a country that doesn't end up being organized around zero sum racial politics.

        The right needs to go on a prolonged campaign to de-legitimize the people and ideas that animate the woke left if we hope to have a country that doesn’t end up being organized around zero sum racial politics.

        Way too late.

        Also, stop thinking that non-whites think like whites. They don’t. They will never – never – be color-blind CivNats. Btw, that’s not an insult toward them. I will never think like they do. Sure a few will, but the bulk of non-whites will never be Enlightenment-loving, non-tribal CivNats.

        It will not happen. Once whites drop to minority status, we will preserve our right by fighting for them politically and, if necessary, in other ways. We will not be treated as equal under the law by our new overlords because of the Constitution. They will not care a whit about some pretty words written hundreds of years ago by white men. The Founding Fathers are quite literally NOT their fathers so they won’t care, just as any invader doesn’t care about about the rules written by the defeated.

        The only reason an invader cares about the customs and rules of the defeated is because throwing them away causes unrest. That’s where we will be. We need to cause enough unrest that our brown overlords generally leave us alone – provided, of course, we do our duty as helots.

        • Replies: @Corvinus
        "Also, stop thinking that non-whites think like whites. They don’t."

        Of course they do.

        They will never – never – be color-blind CivNats. Btw, that’s not an insult toward them. I will never think like they do. Sure a few will, but the bulk of non-whites will never be Enlightenment-loving, non-tribal CivNats.


        "Indeed, we need look to no farther than South Africa or Zimbabwe to see how whites are treated when they lose power.

        Well, what comes around goes around, right? Invade the world, invite the world. It wasn't their land nor resources to begin with.

        "Once whites drop to minority status, we will preserve our right by fighting for them politically and, if necessary, in other ways."

        What about whites who think differently?

        "We will not be treated as equal under the law by our new overlords because of the Constitution."

        According to Who/Whom?

        "We need to cause enough unrest that our brown overlords generally leave us alone – provided, of course, we do our duty as helots."

        So when will this unrest occur? I keep hearing from you and others that the time is now, but then it passes by and a promise is made that there will be this maelstrom of white anger to overthrow the system. When will this waiting for the right time end?

        "The time for debate is over."

        Most white people don't think that way.

        "We are leaving the Ideological Age and entering the Demographic Age."

        You mean demographics are the result of competing and differing ideologies.

        "One Indian couple in the neighborhood is fine, ten is a tribe and they act like it."

        Sometimes. But not as much as you think.

        "You can see it in white people’s faces when they’re getting bitched at by some Apu."

        Not in my neighborhood.
      159. … it’s imaginable that intelligent and resolute Supreme Court justices and their clerks could bravely find a resolution that doesn’t take us back to Jim Crow but instead extends the current protections against racist oppression by the majority to the coming white minority.

        As several others have already spotted, this is Steve’s money quote. Unfortunately, it’s money that’s not worth a continental, to use a dead-white-guy turn of phrase. While his colleagues at VDARE are correctly noting that kritarchy equals tyranny, Steve bets the ranch that a corrupted judiciary will somehow discover a conscience. Fat chance of that.

        As for Marbury v. Madison, why is there still so little acknowledgment that it was a revolutionary act that effectively divested the Constitution of its few protections for states and citizens? That it took people a century and more to notice that they had been robbed doesn’t change the date and locus of the crime.

        Finally, Steve’s clinging to the goodness or at least the utility of the 1964 Civil Rights Act underscores the corrosive effect that doctrinaire ideology can have on the mind’s higher analytic functions. It parallels all too perfectly a related phenomenon on the spiritual and religious plane: the stubborn refusal of the overwhelming bulk of the remnant of more or less serious Catholics, from laymen to cardinals, to face the fact that the Second Vatican Council was the root cause of the perversion of Catholicism, not a wonderful and sacred event that naughty people have somehow misdirected.

        Whether one’s choice of sniffable stuff is coffee or incense, it’s time to wake up and smell it.

        • Replies: @Hail

        Steve bets the ranch that a corrupted judiciary will somehow discover a conscience. Fat chance of that.
         
        That's where Curt Doolittle's proposed radical reformation of the judicial system comes in; They call it Propertarianism and it is worth attention.
      160. @anon
        "The interior can form a superstate." is an idea that is even less workable than that of Virginia counties joining West Virginia, voiced on this blog recently. The coastal areas are net economic contributors to these counties, all the way from Maine to Georgia. to expect them to secede over the idea of gun rights is highly unlikely. At least the southern radicals had an illusion of economic power to back independence. Instead of having the most divisive and troublesome two groups throwing wine bottles and clods of peat at each other, why not have a white ethnic alliance headed by Germans? at least they have a history of using an organized radical group that can seize power via a plebiscite, and invading Canada seems an easier nut to crack than Russia. Maybe an ex accountant Swiss style instead of an ex-corporal this time.

        “The interior can form a superstate.” is an idea that is even less workable than that of Virginia counties joining West Virginia, voiced on this blog recently. The coastal areas are net economic contributors to these counties . . . .

        That’s perfectly backward.

      161. Hence, it’s imaginable that intelligent and resolute Supreme Court justices and their clerks could bravely find a resolution that doesn’t take us back to Jim Crow but instead extends the current protections against racist oppression by the majority to the coming white minority.

        Hahahaaa, cough, hahh… cough, cough, haha, heh … whew!! Sorry, Steve, I’m not trying to be Ron Unz with all his LOLs for anyone he disagrees with. I thought you, of all people, would know it isn’t gonna go down like this. I mean, yes, you can imagine it, like you can imagine talking to some black lady in the city tax assessor’s office and having her do a bunch of work just to help you out. It just doesn’t work like this.

        Were the Supreme Court to actually rule per US Constitution (the REAL one), the roadblocks in even the current, still perhaps slight-majority-white, US Government bureaucracy would put the kibosh on anything turning for the better. The racists that will attempt to run things in the future will expect only work out of white people (to keep things running, after all), and will not want to hear anything out of our big mouths, especially some silly stuff about some ole Constitution.

        You are one optimistic sumbitch, Steve. I am in a different way. I am quite sure the American PEOPLE could turn things around, US Feral Gov’t not-in-the-least-withstanding, but it’ll take people getting the hell off the sportsball and the rest of the Bread & Circuses, and getting off their asses to fight back for a change. 9 black-robed geniuses are not the answer.

      162. @Mishima Zaibatsu
        Speaking of history, the BBC has demanded an end to all-white English period dramas, claiming the idea Britain was ever white comes only as a result of evil whitey falsifying history.

        Is it time the all-white period drama was made extinct?
         

        ... A loud minority have called this general move towards diversity in period drama ‘PC culture gone mad’ and suggested that casting ethnic minorities in period biopics and historical fiction is factually inaccurate. It’s an argument that has been used by both armchair critics on social media and leading entertainment creatives, like Julian Fellowes, to defend their all-white productions. But, regardless of the extent to which you think historical verisimilitude matters, it’s an argument that rests on a fallacy:
         
        ...

        A multiracial Britain existed before revisionists and colonialist apologisers began white-washing books and tomes
         
        ...

        Film and theatre director Josie Rourke read Kaufmann’s book while doing research for her debut feature Mary, Queen of Scots and it opened her eyes to the complicity of period dramas in whitewashing British history. “To entirely represent period drama as white is historically inaccurate,” Rourke says. “Our bias has been coached and encouraged by period dramas into thinking that.”
         
        And so on and so forth. As well as Kaufmann, the writer of the BBC piece is, of course, Jewish.

        http://www.bbc.com/culture/story/20200116-is-it-time-the-all-white-period-drama-was-made-extinct

        Erasing our past is part of the project to erase our future.

        • Replies: @Citizen of a Silly Country
        The BBC doesn't own our past so they can't erase it. I don't a crap what some Jew in England does or says. He's not my people.

        Time to start creating our own communities that wish to preserve our people and our past rather than listening to what other tribes say about us.

        The time for debate is over. We are leaving the Ideological Age and entering the Demographic Age. Plan and act accordingly.
      163. @Alfa158
        That sentence shows what a nice guy Steve is, still holding out hope for a graceful solution, and that throwing yourself on the mercy of the victors will make the slightest impression on them. It’s “imaginable”, but it takes a pretty damn lively imagination.

        Steve’s sweet reasonableness is a function of his natural temperament, not people-pleasing. He’s not throwing himself, or the rest of us, on anyone’s mercy but doing what he does best – bringing the crazies of all stripes back down to earth.

        His solution is at this point the most likely outcome, adjacent to which lies the best outcome: continuing and intensifying the dramatic decrease in immigration over the last year while increasing the birthrates of American citizens to prevent whites becoming a minority at all while leveraging the cognizance of the injustice of present arrangements to get us back to equality before the law.

        i.e. MAGA.

        • Replies: @Citizen of a Silly Country

        His solution is at this point the most likely outcome, adjacent to which lies the best outcome
         
        Yes, history is just one long series of invaders treating the defeated kindly. Indeed, we need look to no farther than South Africa or Zimbabwe to see how whites are treated when they lose power.
      164. @Alfa158
        Michaela Cole?! I think your point was made without having to throw an African male into your argument. That was just overkill.
        As far as Achilles, he was a fictional character and it is uncertain if “Golden” Achilles was supposed to be an actual blond or it was just a figure of speech about how great he was. He sure as hell wasn’t African, but it is inevitable that Blacks will be in historical shows. There are a lot of them in Britain, some of them are actors, and they want to be cast in these shows instead of collecting unemployment. The stupidity comes in pretending that their presence is accurate.

        I’ve always assumed that Achilles’ hair color was roughly the same hue as Alexander the Great’s:

        • Replies: @nebulafox
        The Iliad says that Achilles was blonde.

        It's been a while since I've read the part of Plutarch that talks about Alexander (Arrian is on the to-do list), but I think he had a pale complexion, so probably red/blonde/light brown hair?
      165. @Arclight
        The right being scared of its own shadow on racial matters has led to a total capitulation to the left's demands, which essentially boils down to a blood libel against whites that demands atonement but can never be forgiven.

        Maybe it's just a function of my age and when I became an adult, but by the early 2000s (when I still considered myself left of center) it became obvious to me that the political left was not interested in racial equality, but racial supremacy of the formerly oppressed. The purpose of racial social justice initiatives is to obtain the levers of power and then use them against the hated majority. This is not the way most ordinary left-leaning voters look at things, but it just takes a determined political minority to be willing to make demands and the rest will go along with it.

        The right needs to go on a prolonged campaign to de-legitimize the people and ideas that animate the woke left if we hope to have a country that doesn't end up being organized around zero sum racial politics.

        What supremacy? All the Presidential candidates are still lily white, as are the seats of real power in the corporate media, Senate, and Deep State.

        Minorities been played by one faction of whites against the others. Indeed by one faction of the Right against the rest.

        • Replies: @Paleo Liberal
        To be more precise, it is some large corporations looking for cheap labor that set us all against each other. Divided workers don’t unite against the bosses.

        Case in point. A few decades ago taxi drivers in NYC could make a good living. It was tough work — 12 hour shifts — but descent money. Young drivers often got extra benefits driving young ladies home after the clubs closed. There were some immigrants driving, but not enough to kill the wages.

        Then a LOT of immigrants drove cabs. Wages went down. An American friend of mine said he got better tips because passengers were happy to have a driver who was a real New Yorker and who knew the city.

        Some of the immigrants decided they should start a taxi drivers’ union to get better pay. Trouble is, one of the unions was for Indians only, the other was for Pakis only. The Indians and Pakis and Americans and everyone else could never form a union together.

        And then came Uber.
      166. @Achmed E. Newman
        First off, I haven't read the full review, or any comments yet. Anyway, just this part bugs me:

        Unfortunately, the moniker The Age of Entitlement gives the vague impression that it’s going to be another snooze from the deep root-canal school of economics about the Social Security trust fund or whatever.
         
        I assume you mean that all the economic wonky stuff bores you. The thing is that if none of the entitlements that Uncle Sam has generously robbed the taxpayers to provide for us had been created, (SS indeed being a big one), you wouldn't need this blog, Steve. No matter what HBD has to say about it, and I agree with lots, Socialism has allowed those who shouldn't be having children to do so and prevented many of those who should from doing so. It's your Affordable Family Formation writ large.

        So, it all was pretty damn important. Imagine if those old Libertarians like Barry Goldwater or the Conservatives like even Moynahan had been listened to. We would be writing on this blog, cause we wouldn't need to.

        OK, I'll go read the rest.

        oops, last sentence .. should be “… wouldn’t be writing …”.

      167. @Hail
        I wonder if he is representative:

        Are game show hosts more right-leaning than the entertainment biz norm?

        They tend to be pretty alpha (see Richard Dawson) so that would follow. His predecessor Woollery of course is too.

        • Replies: @Reg Cæsar

        They tend to be pretty alpha (see Richard Dawson) so that would follow. His predecessor Woollery of course is too.
         
        Dawson was a pretty vocal lefty. He marched at Selma.
      168. I stand corrected on the Druze. But Orban looks to Israel as a model. What does he know?

        Lost in the book is where money and positions will come to satisfy the non Whites majority?

        Answer is White men. First enserfment, no White able to vote or hold office because racism. Second a final solution ala China. Kinder gentler camps

      169. No more Apu?

        আমেরিকার কী হচ্ছে?

        https://www.unz.com/video/rt_simpsons-actor-hank-azaria-quits-apu-role-amid-continued-rac/

        • Replies: @Altai
        Waiting on Groundskeeper Willie or Cleutus the slack-jawed yokel being banned despite Cleutus being a deliberately mean-spirited form of ethnic caricature.

        The best part is the guy who made the 'The Problem With Apu' documentary admitted he wasn't actually offended and didn't know anyone who was ever bullied because of Apu but just wanted to make a grievance piece and made a ton of money out of it. (A bit like how Anita Sarkeesian admitted she didn't play video games prior to taking it as fresh ground for post-modern SJW critique, though let's not get into any common cultural values present in South Asians and Armenians...)

        Despite racism being the entire theme of his (And his brothers whose Beastie Boys knockoff band is actually called 'Das Racist'.) career, the worst thing he can come up with on his wiki page is:

        Soon after Ravi Kondabolu had immigrated to the United States in 1978, while in small town Louisiana he was approached by a local who asked, "Excuse me, sir, are you a Chinese?"
         
        That's actually pretty poor, but I suppose he couldn't leave in any epitaphs thrown at him by fellow PoCs...
        , @Altai
        I should also says there have been few attempts to rehabilitate the 'social construct' of Indian lack of masculinity. My favourite was the failure of 'Champions' that had a gay half Indian boy as the main character (Played by an actor of presumably Christian Palestinian ancestry) who has a cool Indian uncle.

        https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1fW602s5j44

        Hedge-fund managers are cool so long as they're PoCs!
      170. I’d have to disagree with the notion that this is a triumph of collective rights over individual rights. This, in truth, the triumph of individualism. It may sometimes take the form of granting special privileges to certain groups but only through appeals to individual rights. We’re told to grant asylum rights based on individual stories, we’re told to grant special rights to x,y,z group based on the consequences for individuals, not those groups as a whole. That kind of language was reserved for African Americans and women in the early civil rights era. The tiniest outlier left out by a law is to be served, society as a whole plays second fiddle to them.

        All of this went hand in hand with Reaganism and neoliberalism. All of this is the triumph of individualism over collectivism.

        If you actually started to talk about the true interests of groups in a true holistic way (Rather than, x is more effected than y), then you’d have a problem because the core ethny could question the consequences of multiculturalism vis-a-vis their collective interests.

      171. Anonymous[895] • Disclaimer says:

        Trying to wake people up from the WEALTH TRANCE is much harder today then in 2016. There is a social cycle to this. Obviously. Sleep-Awake-Sleep-Awake.

        And then there are the larger cycles (roughly 500 years with an intense sub cycle we call post WWII) — which all adds up to a giant period of Sleep.

        Because of the astonishing economic advancements of the past few centuries whites — as a race — are now decadent liberals. We are in an intense wealth trance. It’s a form sleep.

        There is the perception of affordability in the white societies that rules the day. Why must it be so? Because affluence breeds tolerance in the white mind (it’s not the same in, say, Asia). The tolerance is based on “… we can afford it!” psychology.

        This is the reality. See how Steve — who is highly educated on the tragedies of the multi racial society — retains a perception which amounts to a slightly adjusted affordability (tolerance). Steve’s compass has not shifted to intolerance. Not close. His path forward is tolerance prudently adjusted.

        The message is clear (even from the leadership of the dissident right) that the path forward is one of tolerance. Because “… we can afford it!” STILL.

        Trump’s 2016 campaign was a rejection of the perception of affordability. But Trump/Kushner pulled off a policy bait-and-switch made only possible by simultaneously flooding the economy/markets with fed liquidity. And now the same old neocon/neolib regime holds sway. It’s 2004-2008 all over again.

        We would have a chance at solving our problems if the wealth trance wasn’t all powerful. But because we are a post-Christian society there is no rejection of mammon worship.

        So here we are slowly drowning in a pathological affordability spiral. We actually can’t afford any of the current trends. The foundations of our once great society are crumbling. But the next Awake cycle is not here yet.

        And you will go crazy in the meantime trying to fight the perception of affordability. It’s a wealth trance out there! And the kicker is you signal low status by fighting the wealth trance during the Sleep cycle.

      172. E. Michael Jones has documented that the Civil Rights movement was actually driven by Jews and that the principal black spokesmen (e.g., MLK) had Jewish handlers. The goal was never to stop official discrimination by the state but the abolition of the right of free association so that Jews would have access to power and positions previously denied them by Gentile society (as self defense). The only result of this was just what we have seen: the continuous decline of the USA and accelerating demonization of its Gentile (mostly white) inhabitants. The non-whites were merely pawns to obscure the real purpose.

      173. @Hypnotoad666

        The post-1964 regime is based on rather obvious lies and libels. Hence, it’s imaginable that intelligent and resolute Supreme Court justices and their clerks could bravely find a resolution that doesn’t take us back to Jim Crow but instead extends the current protections against racist oppression by the majority to the coming white minority.
         
        That seems about right. We could either have a "colorblind" legal system that dumps affirmative action, treats all groups equally, and lets the chips fall where they may.

        Or, we could have an outright racial spoils systems in which Whites are emancipated politically to identify, fight and lobby for their own interests as the other groups do now.

        But the status quo in which every grasping group takes its spoils from the mythical White "majority" is not sustainable. (One example is the dwindling supply of White kids to provide "integration" services for the new PoC majority).

        The "colorblind" legal option has come close to reality in several 5-4 decisions. But one Justice always loses his or her nerve (Powell, O'Connor or Kennedy) when confronted with the prospect of actually being the deciding vote to get rid of legalized anti-white discrimination.

        They know who writes the history books and they crave elite respectability over principle. Roberts actually strikes me as the next guy to lose his nerve when the time comes to cast a decisive fifth vote.

        Roberts actually strikes me as the next guy to lose his nerve when the time comes to cast a decisive fifth vote.

        Roberts lost his nerve in 2011 when he changed his mind and voted to uphold ObamaCare. I wouldn’t bet any money on him.

      174. Here is a long but good interview of Caldwell by Michael Anton, who wrote The Flight 93 Election.

      175. @Hypnotoad666

        The post-1964 regime is based on rather obvious lies and libels. Hence, it’s imaginable that intelligent and resolute Supreme Court justices and their clerks could bravely find a resolution that doesn’t take us back to Jim Crow but instead extends the current protections against racist oppression by the majority to the coming white minority.
         
        That seems about right. We could either have a "colorblind" legal system that dumps affirmative action, treats all groups equally, and lets the chips fall where they may.

        Or, we could have an outright racial spoils systems in which Whites are emancipated politically to identify, fight and lobby for their own interests as the other groups do now.

        But the status quo in which every grasping group takes its spoils from the mythical White "majority" is not sustainable. (One example is the dwindling supply of White kids to provide "integration" services for the new PoC majority).

        The "colorblind" legal option has come close to reality in several 5-4 decisions. But one Justice always loses his or her nerve (Powell, O'Connor or Kennedy) when confronted with the prospect of actually being the deciding vote to get rid of legalized anti-white discrimination.

        They know who writes the history books and they crave elite respectability over principle. Roberts actually strikes me as the next guy to lose his nerve when the time comes to cast a decisive fifth vote.

        I am beginning to think the “on the content of their character” was meant to be a Utopian end-state, much like Marx’s “from everyone according their their abilities”. This is much like Communism being the end condition to which the Socialist Dictatorship of the Proletariat is not anything like.

        The “content of their character” is all we ever talk about on iSteve and the color of a person’s skin hardly enters into it, but the explanation is the content of a person’s character is shaped by racism, poverty, discrimination and so on and we we need to preserve Affirmative Action. I am beginning to think MLK would have said “content of their character” is taken out of context in debating Affirmative Action that judges people on skin color.

      176. @Desiderius
        Steve's sweet reasonableness is a function of his natural temperament, not people-pleasing. He's not throwing himself, or the rest of us, on anyone's mercy but doing what he does best - bringing the crazies of all stripes back down to earth.

        His solution is at this point the most likely outcome, adjacent to which lies the best outcome: continuing and intensifying the dramatic decrease in immigration over the last year while increasing the birthrates of American citizens to prevent whites becoming a minority at all while leveraging the cognizance of the injustice of present arrangements to get us back to equality before the law.

        i.e. MAGA.

        His solution is at this point the most likely outcome, adjacent to which lies the best outcome

        Yes, history is just one long series of invaders treating the defeated kindly. Indeed, we need look to no farther than South Africa or Zimbabwe to see how whites are treated when they lose power.

      177. @Autochthon
        I constantly struggle, futilely – a struggle equaled in futility perhaps only by that for the use of possessive nouns with gerunds (it's "his running," not "him running") and the subjunctive mood (it's "if I were king...," not "if I was king....) to have others understand the agreement of singular verbs with collective nouns ("The class are....," "The team were...," etc.) to no avail amongst fools whose (incorrectly programmed) software tells them otherwise. It seems to be something Americans increasingly have abandoned, but which the British continue to understand and apply.

        On that note, my considered opinion is that the only thing positive and noteworthy about America since the sixties has been the infusion of brilliant musical talent from Britain.

        https://youtu.be/Xnoe-clgoFs

        If there was ever a better example than you of a pedantic fatuous sophomore, I can’t think of it.

        The great mass of idiots is one in its fatuous pedantic sophomorocity.

        Yes sucks.

      178. @ben tillman
        Erasing our past is part of the project to erase our future.

        The BBC doesn’t own our past so they can’t erase it. I don’t a crap what some Jew in England does or says. He’s not my people.

        Time to start creating our own communities that wish to preserve our people and our past rather than listening to what other tribes say about us.

        The time for debate is over. We are leaving the Ideological Age and entering the Demographic Age. Plan and act accordingly.

      179. @res

        It turns out to be a difficult and unnatural thing to replace a system of prejudice with a system of real equality and respect. It’s a lot to ask of people. As Friedrich Nietzsche understood, it is far easier, for both former perpetrators and former victims alike, simply to transvalue the prejudices—so you wind up with the old world turned upside down.
         
        More on Nietzsche and transvaluation: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Transvaluation_of_values

        Does anyone have a good reference for him discussing the easier aspect of this?

        Um… Genealogy of Morality, although it is not easy. Nothing Nietzsche said was easy. I can’t find the exact quote but the guy said in one of his forewards ‘you have to sit and ruminate on what I write’ meaning you have to spend 5-15 minutes thinking about what every paragraph means.

        Transvaluation of values just means changing morality, changing what you value as good. But he uses it in a kind of dichotomy of polar opposite values. The basic gist is that the losers of any given value system are resentful so they come up with a moral value system that is completely inverted, making moral winners out of actual losers as a psychological sop to their pride.

        • Thanks: res
      180. @Desiderius
        What supremacy? All the Presidential candidates are still lily white, as are the seats of real power in the corporate media, Senate, and Deep State.

        Minorities been played by one faction of whites against the others. Indeed by one faction of the Right against the rest.

        To be more precise, it is some large corporations looking for cheap labor that set us all against each other. Divided workers don’t unite against the bosses.

        Case in point. A few decades ago taxi drivers in NYC could make a good living. It was tough work — 12 hour shifts — but descent money. Young drivers often got extra benefits driving young ladies home after the clubs closed. There were some immigrants driving, but not enough to kill the wages.

        Then a LOT of immigrants drove cabs. Wages went down. An American friend of mine said he got better tips because passengers were happy to have a driver who was a real New Yorker and who knew the city.

        Some of the immigrants decided they should start a taxi drivers’ union to get better pay. Trouble is, one of the unions was for Indians only, the other was for Pakis only. The Indians and Pakis and Americans and everyone else could never form a union together.

        And then came Uber.

        • Replies: @Art Deco
        What are you talking about? The number of taxi medallions was fixed by law in New York ca. 1937 at just south of 12,000. No increase in the quota was permitted for 50+ years. It has been the echt example of a rent-extracting dispensation. The medallions were transferrable and grew hugely expensive; a typical price for one ca. 1985 was about $60,000.
      181. How about the entitlement to murder?

        Killing white co-ed is a “tragic loss” that requires “interrogating and correcting the roots and effects of institutional oppression, gentrification, poverty, and other structural forces.”

        https://www.columbiaspectator.com/opinion/2020/01/21/ensuring-community-wide-healing-following-the-tragic-loss-of-tess-majors/

      182. @Reg Cæsar
        No more Apu?

        আমেরিকার কী হচ্ছে?

        https://www.unz.com/video/rt_simpsons-actor-hank-azaria-quits-apu-role-amid-continued-rac/

        Waiting on Groundskeeper Willie or Cleutus the slack-jawed yokel being banned despite Cleutus being a deliberately mean-spirited form of ethnic caricature.

        The best part is the guy who made the ‘The Problem With Apu’ documentary admitted he wasn’t actually offended and didn’t know anyone who was ever bullied because of Apu but just wanted to make a grievance piece and made a ton of money out of it. (A bit like how Anita Sarkeesian admitted she didn’t play video games prior to taking it as fresh ground for post-modern SJW critique, though let’s not get into any common cultural values present in South Asians and Armenians…)

        Despite racism being the entire theme of his (And his brothers whose Beastie Boys knockoff band is actually called ‘Das Racist’.) career, the worst thing he can come up with on his wiki page is:

        Soon after Ravi Kondabolu had immigrated to the United States in 1978, while in small town Louisiana he was approached by a local who asked, “Excuse me, sir, are you a Chinese?”

        That’s actually pretty poor, but I suppose he couldn’t leave in any epitaphs thrown at him by fellow PoCs…

      183. @Polynikes
        Trump is not the Bushes. And if you had any experience in federal court you’d know that. Thomas and Scalia have certainly made the bench more conservative than it was in the 60s and 70s. Gorsuch and Kavanagh already helped kill the liberal fantasy of having liberal judges use some liberal theory to draw Dem favored maps all over the country. That’s but one example in one year.

        Awright! – someone with federal court experience. The one time I was there, the judge said to me, “haven’t you ever heard of inherent federal power?” I hadn’t. So what does it mean?

      184. “In contrast, I’ve never felt any regard for the long-gone Jim Crow era, which I’ve always found almost Hindu-like in its grotesque caste rules.”

        That’s what everybody says. But then they live in the whitest neighborhoods they can afford.

        joe

        • Thanks: J.Ross
      185. @Aldon
        Funny enough over in Ireland there are enough Irish proudly cucking themselves away with letting immigrants. Same goes for Scotland. Almost like identifying around resentment lends itself well to being a Leftoid/Cuck.

        Almost like identifying around resentment lends itself well to being a Leftoid/Cuck.

        True.

      186. @Reg Cæsar
        No more Apu?

        আমেরিকার কী হচ্ছে?

        https://www.unz.com/video/rt_simpsons-actor-hank-azaria-quits-apu-role-amid-continued-rac/

        I should also says there have been few attempts to rehabilitate the ‘social construct’ of Indian lack of masculinity. My favourite was the failure of ‘Champions’ that had a gay half Indian boy as the main character (Played by an actor of presumably Christian Palestinian ancestry) who has a cool Indian uncle.

        Hedge-fund managers are cool so long as they’re PoCs!

      187. @Hail

        People in Bethesda MD or Scarsdale NY think life in modern America is great
         
        I recently learned that the beloved game-show host Pat Sajak has two homes:

        One of his homes is in Severna Park, Maryland, DC metro area. Census Bureau estimate for 2019: 87% full-White-non-Hispanic, 3% Black; median household income for mid-2010s at $140,000.

        His other home is in the comfortable area between Encino and Sherman Oaks, California. Which puts him fairly close to our host, I believe. Steve Sailer might have run into Sajak at "In and Out Burger" or the like over the years.

        A cruise to wikipedia says that Pat Sajak [b.1946] is of entirely Polish-Christian ancestry and active in a United Churches of Christ [Congregational] congregation, presumably via his wife.

        He came out as a right-winger recently:

        https://twitter.com/patsajak/status/1219618102159335426

        United Churches of Christ [Congregational]

        They ain’t my father’s Congregationalists! I always wondered why his last church was Presbyterian, given that in N.Y.’s Capital District, Scots-Irish were well behind Yankees and Dutch in numbers among local Calvinists. Perhaps the post-merger developments were getting to him.

      188. @Peter Akuleyev
        Haven't read the book, but from Sailer's summary Caldwell seems to have taken an oddly America-centric focus considering how erudite he is and how much time he has spent in Europe. If the 1964 Civil Right's decision is Ground Zero, than how does he explain the rampant spread of anti-white feeling in the Europe, Australia, Canada, etc.? The UK has arguably become even more "woke" than the US in terms of forcing cultural diversity into everything. It would appear, superficially anyway, that immigration is really what has been driving these changes.

        Haven’t read the book, but from Sailer’s summary Caldwell seems to have taken an oddly America-centric focus considering how erudite he is and how much time he has spent in Europe.

        You could have stopped at “haven’t read the book” and made sense. How is a book discussing American legislation not going to be “America-centric”? And what does Caldwell’s erudition have to do with the price of eggs?

        Those were rhetorical questions. My only real question is how did your name get off my “Commenters to Ignore” list?

        If the 1964 Civil Right’s decision is Ground Zero, than

        There was no 1964 Civil Rights (no need for the apostrophe) “decision”. It was legislation. If you were American you would know that. Amusing you once claimed you were a “founding stock American”. Try to keep your lies straight.

        how does he explain the rampant spread of anti-white feeling in the Europe, Australia, Canada, etc.?

        You could always read the book yourself instead of posting silly questions on a comment board. In the meantime consider the possibility that the anti-white stuff is an American export.

        • Replies: @The Germ Theory of Disease
        "There was no 1964 civil rights "decision". It was legislation. If you were American you'd know that."

        Not so fast there, bucko. These days most real-life "legislation" is in fact made by (judicial) "decision". This guy's de facto American bona-fides might be more practical bona than you'd like.

        Think of the abortion question. Did we have a grand popular debate in public and then in both houses of Congress, followed by the passing of voted-upon legislation, followed by a public quarrel with the President, followed by a veto, followed by another furious debate, resulting in either a veto override or acceptance?

        No, we did not. Instead, nine sorcerers in sacred robes consulted the Magic Scrolls, and all the arcane squabbles of the Ancient Wizards, and then they had magic visions and then decided the Law of the Land. So it was for Brown v. Board, so it was for gay marriage, so it was for the overturn of Prop 187, so it was for pretty much every "decision" which has put this former nation on the road to hell.
        , @nebulafox
        >In the meantime consider the possibility that the anti-white stuff is an American export.

        I'm not sure that's the whole story. In the USA, the casual, almost reflexive disdain for lower and middle class whites among affluent liberals was far less pronounced and omnipresent not all that long ago, well after European immigration policies began to take an openly anti-assimilation bent. What is particularly American about SJWism, IMO, is the strong "revivalist Christianity without God" overtone about it, along with the massive corporate influence.

        (I've talked with a lot of FOB people-East Asians, Middle Easterners, South Asians-about what life was like for them in Europe vs. the US, albeit before SJWism really took off. They all seemed to agree that Western Europeans were far more PC on the surface than Americans were, but that you were always "the foreigner" on some level, no matter what you did. Americans were more likely to be rougher around the edges, especially away from the major urban centers, but were also a lot more likely to treat you like one of them, regardless of your background: you could "become American" in a way you never could in Europe, if you were so inclined.)
      189. @Gene Su
        Careful. Wars always include the killing of innocent civilians and bystanders. If a handful of Middle Americans suddenly engage in armed revolt, the only thing I can imaging for them is explosive "black lash", as our elites finally have an excuse to bring them nanny state fist down on all of us.

        Worked great in Vietnam.

        • Thanks: Coemgen
        • Replies: @Charles Pewitt
        Holy shit!

        Kurtwood Smith as General William Westmoreland is a phucking riot! HAHAHA!

        Westmoreland has been enhanced!

        Hey! That reminds me that Buck Henry croaked and Henry wrote that New Hampshire murder movie and the best part of that Henry movie was that antipodean Kidman in her slacks and not that scene where she is dancing in a skirt to Sweet Home Alabama. Kurtwood Smith was in that movie as the father of the guy murdered by Kidman and he was great!

        Hark! Willem Dafoe and Kurtwood Smith can do just about anything!

        Hark!

        IMMIGRATION MORATORIUM NOW!

        DEPORT ALL ILLEGAL ALIEN INVADERS NOW!
      190. @Anonymous
        If we are saved, it will be by those like the marchers in Richmond, not the robes in DC.

        The Virginia gun rights marchers aren't saving anyone. They do not understand their actual problem --- mass immigration --- and therefore they have no solution.

        Close to none of the gun rights marchers are revolting against the Trump/Kushner sellout on immigration. Almost none! Instead they are mindlessly worshiping the fraudulent maga agenda.

        So of course the Californication of Virginia and the other red and purple states will proceed and no amount of street marching will stop it.

        They should take West Virginia up on the offer. That would at least shake things up.

      191. Annual alt-right vitriol on MLK day. I have a lot of responses. This is just one of them. This is a rehash of a lot of comments I have posted at the Unz review.

        Steve Sailer, Heather Macdonald, Charles Murray, Chris Caldwell, and many other alternative conservatives are making a very erroneous assumption. They think everyone is hostile of blacks because of violent crime. The question to ask is not: why is there so much hostility to blacks? The question is: why is there so much sympathy and sentimentality directed toward them? How has MLK and Obama found their way into the hearts of mainstream Americans? Part of the answer has been given by a white veteran of the Rhodasian civil war writing at lewrockwell.com: Most whites only come in contact with middle class blacks, who are more decent than the ghetto dwellers. In particular, if you are a white kid going to an American public school, chances are that your parents will not send you to the same place as the more thuggish bunch.

        But there is a flip side to this. In America’s public school system, it is very difficult to discipline or expel a troublemaker. This is true even in the white suburbs. There are a lot of cruel, mean, rowdy brats there as well. If you are a white kid going to a public school populated by whites, chances are you will be bullied by white punks instead of black. You might even have an easier time dealing with the one or two black children in your class than some of the white ones. Thus, a lot of kids then make the unqualified assertion and assumption “Black children are better behaved than white children.” I know I did for some time.

        Heather Macdonald, Ilana Mercer, John Derbyshire, and Colin Flaherty keep raving about how there is some racist conspiracy at work: that black children are disciplined more leniently in school for the same infractions that would land a white child in hot water. I think they are either mistaken or lying. When I, an Asian boy, attended public school many decades ago, I remember nasty white punks throwing rocks (and a lot of other things) at me. I remember, even more tellingly, that the teachers and caretakers would attempt to protect the punks who bullied me, forbidding me from fighting back or standing up from myself. For this reason, I don’t entirely believe the racialist right on this one. Maybe there are minorities who know how to game the system but please don’t wave your arms and try to scare me into thinking that there is a hidden conspiracy at work.

        So please, Steve, before you go around demanding “freedom of association” for white kids who want to get away from black bullies, why don’t we give it first for black kids who want to get away from white bullies, white kids who want to get away from white bullies, or (in my case) Asian kids who want to get away from white bullies. Of course, this would mean removing public school compulsory attendance laws, which would destroy the public schools, which would just enrage a lot of good citizens, now won’t it?

      192. @Ris_Eruwaedhiel
        It was pointed out that in the North, Whites granted Blacks equality, but didn't want them around, while in the South, Whites didn't mind Blacks being around, as long as they were subordinate.

        It was usually stated more earthily than that: “Down South, they don’t care how close you get, as long as you don’t rise too high. Up here, they don’t care how high you rise, as long as you don’t get too close.”

      193. @Pierre de Craon

        … it’s imaginable that intelligent and resolute Supreme Court justices and their clerks could bravely find a resolution that doesn’t take us back to Jim Crow but instead extends the current protections against racist oppression by the majority to the coming white minority.
         
        As several others have already spotted, this is Steve's money quote. Unfortunately, it's money that's not worth a continental, to use a dead-white-guy turn of phrase. While his colleagues at VDARE are correctly noting that kritarchy equals tyranny, Steve bets the ranch that a corrupted judiciary will somehow discover a conscience. Fat chance of that.

        As for Marbury v. Madison, why is there still so little acknowledgment that it was a revolutionary act that effectively divested the Constitution of its few protections for states and citizens? That it took people a century and more to notice that they had been robbed doesn't change the date and locus of the crime.

        Finally, Steve's clinging to the goodness or at least the utility of the 1964 Civil Rights Act underscores the corrosive effect that doctrinaire ideology can have on the mind's higher analytic functions. It parallels all too perfectly a related phenomenon on the spiritual and religious plane: the stubborn refusal of the overwhelming bulk of the remnant of more or less serious Catholics, from laymen to cardinals, to face the fact that the Second Vatican Council was the root cause of the perversion of Catholicism, not a wonderful and sacred event that naughty people have somehow misdirected.

        Whether one's choice of sniffable stuff is coffee or incense, it's time to wake up and smell it.

        Steve bets the ranch that a corrupted judiciary will somehow discover a conscience. Fat chance of that.

        That’s where Curt Doolittle‘s proposed radical reformation of the judicial system comes in; They call it Propertarianism and it is worth attention.

        • Replies: @Pierre de Craon
        Tip noted. I'll give it a read. Thank you.
      194. Christopher Caldwell is responsible for what is probably the greatest and most perceptive affirmative action quote ever. You’ve quoted him on this in that past, but for some reason you forgot this time.

        One moves swiftly and imperceptibly from a world in which affirmative action can’t be ended because its beneficiaries are too weak to a world in which it can’t be ended because its beneficiaries are too strong.

        Fixed it for you! 🙂

        • Replies: @Hail
        Excellent line.

        Steve has promoted it so much over the years, some might be forgiven for thinking Steve Sailer wrote it himself. (Similar with the Lee Kuan Yew line, "Multiracial democracy will never work because it is nothing but voting your race and religion," perhaps well known today because of the promotional efforts of Sailer in the 2000s. But Lee's line is too overly-blunt to be mistaken for a Sailer coinage.)

        I see that Caldwell affirmative action line is from Reflections on the Revolution in Europe: Immigration, Islam and the West (2009).

        The preceding sentence, in the original text, is about the decline of California and its then-emerging nonwhite super-majority.

        https://hailtoyou.files.wordpress.com/2019/11/california-population-by-race-1940-to-2020-five-year-intervals.png

        Related: Is there a 'siege mentality' in Southern California? When did it begin?.
      195. @Citizen of a Silly Country
        Steve's conclusion is impossibly - indeed, willfully - naive. Steve knows the truth but is unwilling to admit it, perhaps even to himself.

        Steve, the time for debate has passed. You have to accept that. You seem to believe that we're still in the age of trying to convince David Brooks and his fellow "reasonable" Jews that should let off the gas on destroying whites out of some combination of noblesse oblige and self-interest. You didn't convince them and now the destruction of what was the United States is baked in the pie.

        It's over, Steve. It's time to start thinking about how whites can protect themselves as they become a despised and persecuted minority. And hoping that our new brown overlords will show us mercy and respect the laws written by long-dead white men is criminally naive.

        It's time to start organizing and figuring out how to fight back peacefully, because if that fails, we either become helots or we fight back with other means.

        Updated Sailer’s Butteknife: With enough talking we can turn things back to 1960s SoCal

        • Replies: @Citizen of a Silly Country
        Yeah, I love Steve, and he'll be on our Mount Rushmore someday, but I feel like he won't make turn to what's coming.

        Maybe he views his role as ferryman for incoming Joe Normie CivNats who need his laid back, debate style to help make the journey to the other side. At least, that's what I hope Steve is doing. If he really believes that we can reason (or vote) or way out of this, he needs to take a hard look at our world and his beliefs.

        It's tough to admit that a loved one is dying (and what once was the United States is definitely dying), but pretending that it's not happening doesn't help anyone. It's time to think about what comes next.
      196. @Redneck farmer
        Define "economic contributor". A lot of the difference between the interior and coastal areas is now caused by legislation that favors the latter. As I've pointed out before, one of the big contributors to 2008 was We Can Employ People In Financial Services.

        Excellent point. Typically when people say “economic contributor” what they mean is net taxpayer. The idea that NYC for example is net payer is absurd, even if you don’t debit them for the periodic financial meltdowns followed by bailouts.

        NYC primarily is the finance and legal industries. Neither finance nor the law should be considered “economic activity” in and of itself. They are akin to oil in an engine, but it is not the engine. Also both are somewhat parasitic (the law being far more so than finance).

        Also, considering the size of the Fed Govt’s deficits, it should occur to people that almost everybody is a net tax consumer.

      197. @Barnard
        Sajak has always been fairly open about his right leaning politics. He has been on the board of Hillsdale since 2003 and has donated to Republicans for decades.

        Sajak has always been fairly open about his right leaning politics

        Does that include MAGA in in 2015 and/or 2016?

        ______

        Some clown (or possibly non-clown) on Quora wrote the following:

        Q. Is Pat Sajak a Trump supporter?

        Steve D***on, lives in Orange County, CA (2009 – present)
        Answered Jan 6, 2020 · Author has 472 answers, 57.2k answer views

        Yes he is. So is Alex Trebek, Bob Barker, Chuck Woolery, Steve Harvey and Drew Carey. TV game show hosts in general are nice people in front of the camera but off camera they are horrible negative people.

        https://www.quora.com/Is-Pat-Sajak-a-Trump-supporter

        A lower-ranked (and the only other) answer:

        Gavin W**ls
        Answered Sep 20, 2019 · Author has 136 answers, 5.8k answer views

        You really care?

        Are you going to stop or start watching if he is or isn’t?

        Answer: Who cares who he supports. He’s a GAME SHOW HOST for goodness sake!

      198. @IHTG
        I thought Obama overthrew neoconservatism.

        For a large segment of the paleo right, the year is always 2003.

        How do you explain our current foreign policy “establishment” with its mindless interventionism and hysteria about Russia, as well as the continued existence of people like John Bolton?

      199. @William Badwhite

        Haven’t read the book, but from Sailer’s summary Caldwell seems to have taken an oddly America-centric focus considering how erudite he is and how much time he has spent in Europe.
         
        You could have stopped at "haven't read the book" and made sense. How is a book discussing American legislation not going to be "America-centric"? And what does Caldwell's erudition have to do with the price of eggs?

        Those were rhetorical questions. My only real question is how did your name get off my "Commenters to Ignore" list?

        If the 1964 Civil Right’s decision is Ground Zero, than

         
        There was no 1964 Civil Rights (no need for the apostrophe) "decision". It was legislation. If you were American you would know that. Amusing you once claimed you were a "founding stock American". Try to keep your lies straight.

        how does he explain the rampant spread of anti-white feeling in the Europe, Australia, Canada, etc.?
         
        You could always read the book yourself instead of posting silly questions on a comment board. In the meantime consider the possibility that the anti-white stuff is an American export.

        “There was no 1964 civil rights “decision”. It was legislation. If you were American you’d know that.”

        Not so fast there, bucko. These days most real-life “legislation” is in fact made by (judicial) “decision”. This guy’s de facto American bona-fides might be more practical bona than you’d like.

        Think of the abortion question. Did we have a grand popular debate in public and then in both houses of Congress, followed by the passing of voted-upon legislation, followed by a public quarrel with the President, followed by a veto, followed by another furious debate, resulting in either a veto override or acceptance?

        No, we did not. Instead, nine sorcerers in sacred robes consulted the Magic Scrolls, and all the arcane squabbles of the Ancient Wizards, and then they had magic visions and then decided the Law of the Land. So it was for Brown v. Board, so it was for gay marriage, so it was for the overturn of Prop 187, so it was for pretty much every “decision” which has put this former nation on the road to hell.

        • Agree: Coemgen
        • Replies: @William Badwhite

        Not so fast there, bucko. These days most real-life “legislation” is in fact made by (judicial) “decision”. .
         
        Right, but those judicial "decisions' weren't made in 1964, they came later. Caldwell's book - which is what the book review covered - is about what is downstream of the CRA legislation (not "decision").

        This guy’s de facto American bona-fides might be more practical bona than you’d like
         
        Not with a name like "Akuleyev". Also the fact his objection to Caldwell's book was that it is "America-centric" is another giveaway, and that this somehow was odd given Caldwell's erudition. Apparently erudite people don't write about the U.S.

        I agree with everything you wrote about courts. Virtually every policy advancement of the left has come from the judiciary.
      200. @IHTG
        I thought Obama overthrew neoconservatism.

        For a large segment of the paleo right, the year is always 2003.

        For a large segment of the paleo right, the year is always 2003.

        The good-old ‘Arc of History’ (of the 2000s and 2010s) bent right back towards 2003.

        ___________

        (See also: “Zuckerberg Explains that the Arc of History Bends Toward Global Empire.”)

      201. This is a striking judgment for Caldwell, a sober and cultured (I can recall a 1992 conversation with him about how to properly pronounce “Nabokov”) thinker, to arrive at; his career has been largely spent writing for the respectable right, such as the Financial Times, the late Weekly Standard, and The Wall Street Journal.

        We don’t need no “sober and cultured” sonofabitch to say smooth words about the upcoming Civil War II. We need a William the Conqueror with Norman ancestry to knock the damn stuffing out of the anti-White rat bastards in the JEW/WASP ruling class.

        DEMOGRAPHY and DEBT — DAMMIT!

        Mass legal immigration and mass illegal immigration and anti-White nonsense from the JEW/WASP ruling class and monetary extremism from the Federal Reserve Bank.

        Implode The Asset Bubbles In Stocks and Bonds and Real Estate and get this damn Civil War II started!

        Hillary Clinton had no problem in the South keeping her mouth shut about necessary racial proscriptions to keep the peace and now this WHITE NATIONALIST baby boomer bastard Hillary Clinton is slugging down boxes of wine in the mostly White town of Chappaqua, New York.

        Tulsi Gabbard has had enough crap from that baby boomer globalizer Hillary Clinton and that Hillary Clinton is talking up the Green Party and undermining Biden to no end.

      202. @IHTG
        I thought Obama overthrew neoconservatism.

        For a large segment of the paleo right, the year is always 2003.

        Whatever his flaws, Obama did eventually develop the cajones to stick to his guns and put his foot down when the leadership of both major political parties wanted us to invade Syria. That said, there were plenty of people around him that did subscribe to such views-Hillary Clinton being a prominent example-and as a result, there were a lot of interventionist missteps before that, including the decision to aid the Syrian rebels in the first place. They probably used Obama’s natural sympathy for the Arab Spring as a way of getting him to go along with some of them.

        Parallels with Trump are not hard to see. Both candidates ran on anti-interventionist platforms and clearly were skeptical of foreign policy elite’s trigger-happy tendencies, but both men lacked the willpower or the clear vision to force through a complete shift in the field. Both men are surrounded by advisors who were/are far more pro-intervention and also know what ideological arguments to make to influence their bosses. I’m sure the Pentagon chiefs and GOP leadership used Trump’s natural inclination for “toughness” when talking about Iran just as the people around Obama talked about democracy and liberal ideals when talking about Libya.

        Whether it is to seriously reign in the oligarchs, to not embrace mindless interventionism, to decrease immigration numbers, or to not treat free trade like a religion, voter wishes seem to be quite immaterial when they go up against what the Borg wants.

        • Replies: @J.Ross

        Obama did eventually develop the cajones to stick to his guns and put his foot down when the leadership of both major political parties wanted us to invade Syria.
         
        Wrong. Obama wanted to invade and bleated about how it would be over in a couple of weeks. You are forgetting the Facebook Mutiny, where numerous uniformed servicemen, in selfies with faces covered, posted that they would refuse to fight.
      203. istevefan says:
        @Whiskey
        Nope, I argued i like putting gas in my car and good on my table. You might prefer only one. That's mostly to Israel detriment no more Saddam counterweight to Iran but like I said I like affordable gas. You might be St Greta and want 60 buck gas.

        Israel is pretty much doomed. But it's apartheid state should be a model.

        Nope, I argued i like putting gas in my car…

        Your failure is equating American security with the price of a gallon of gas, rather than the preservation of its people. Though it would have been very easy to do both at the same time. Protecting shipping lanes and other measures to ensure the continued supply of oil doesn’t mean having to let in the entire world. The problem is that your side not only failed to protect us from the immivasion, you actually assisted it by demonizing opponents of the immivasion, and tying the immivasion to GDP growth, which like oil, you seem to value over the preservation of the nation.

        Israel is pretty much doomed.

        Modern Israel has never been in better shape. They have a booming first world economy, possibly the third or even second best military in the world, positive demographic trends and a healthy self-confidence that most in the West can’t even contemplate.

        Hypothetical question regarding Israel: If Israel could receive gas for $0.25 per gallon in exchange for the Jewish share of its population dropping from the current 75% to 65%, would they?

        Consider that the next time you think the price of gas is more important than demographics. Like I wrote above, there is no reason we can’t have both. But to purposely demote the immivasion issue to the price of gas is not good.

        • Replies: @Whiskey
        Nope. I'm bad racist #1. Rest assured I am on the shoot first list of Bernie Bros.

        I felt that and still do that securing ME oil required more than Clintons Operation Desert Fox

        You want a free lunch. Social peace but not paying for it. That means killing lots of people in the ME to keep the oil flowing. I'm ok with that. I have no pretense to morality.

        Your confusing me with someone else. I've always wanted birder enforcement. Just despair it can be achieved.

        We have no will or ability to close the borders and deport illegals. I want the practical. How to survive as the hated minority in America ... White men
      204. I came to these conclusions less articulately several years ago, more people would too if they were forced to take a hard look at Democratic urban leadership or the competing promises of the Civil Rights Era, and probably plenty are stuck where Rand Paul was in that Rachel Maddow interview where he got backed into the corner of “muh Constitition” and Maddow crowed that he had wrongthunk in doubting the Civil Rights act.
        As clear a case of not being allowed to say the obvious out loud as this is, it’s still nice that a guy like Caldwell has decided to disobey.
        In fact that one Maddow-Paul interview is a great illustration of Caldwell’s expert formulation that the Civil Rights Act was actually a new Constitution displacing the old.
        [Armenian] Holocaust deniers discussing this interview since I can’t find the thing itself:

      205. @syonredux
        I've always assumed that Achilles' hair color was roughly the same hue as Alexander the Great's:


        http://web.mit.edu/course/21/21h.405/www/HouseOfFaun/img/Alexander_mosaic.jpg

        The Iliad says that Achilles was blonde.

        It’s been a while since I’ve read the part of Plutarch that talks about Alexander (Arrian is on the to-do list), but I think he had a pale complexion, so probably red/blonde/light brown hair?

      206. @nebulafox
        Whatever his flaws, Obama did eventually develop the cajones to stick to his guns and put his foot down when the leadership of both major political parties wanted us to invade Syria. That said, there were plenty of people around him that did subscribe to such views-Hillary Clinton being a prominent example-and as a result, there were a lot of interventionist missteps before that, including the decision to aid the Syrian rebels in the first place. They probably used Obama's natural sympathy for the Arab Spring as a way of getting him to go along with some of them.

        Parallels with Trump are not hard to see. Both candidates ran on anti-interventionist platforms and clearly were skeptical of foreign policy elite's trigger-happy tendencies, but both men lacked the willpower or the clear vision to force through a complete shift in the field. Both men are surrounded by advisors who were/are far more pro-intervention and also know what ideological arguments to make to influence their bosses. I'm sure the Pentagon chiefs and GOP leadership used Trump's natural inclination for "toughness" when talking about Iran just as the people around Obama talked about democracy and liberal ideals when talking about Libya.

        Whether it is to seriously reign in the oligarchs, to not embrace mindless interventionism, to decrease immigration numbers, or to not treat free trade like a religion, voter wishes seem to be quite immaterial when they go up against what the Borg wants.

        Obama did eventually develop the cajones to stick to his guns and put his foot down when the leadership of both major political parties wanted us to invade Syria.

        Wrong. Obama wanted to invade and bleated about how it would be over in a couple of weeks. You are forgetting the Facebook Mutiny, where numerous uniformed servicemen, in selfies with faces covered, posted that they would refuse to fight.

        • Replies: @LondonBob
        Dempsey told Obama that the DIA knew the supposed gas attack was a false flag and he wouldn't go along with military action, then Parliament in Britain voted no on military action and so Obama was forced to bow to popular pressure and called off the military action he wanted.
      207. Anonymous[342] • Disclaimer says:
        @Anonymous
        Look at the state of those muppets which are called 'Metropolitan Police Officers' these days.

        Affirmative Action hires one and all. About as intimidating and presence-holding as a wet, brown paper bag discarded in a gutter.

        Compare and contrast that shot to a group photo of London Metropolitan Police Officers in the 1920s – big, strapping, moustachieod, hard-faced fellas all of them, built like boxers, and up for a scrap with anyone, able to intimidate by mere physical presence – which was Sir Robert Peel’s intention all along.

      208. @Stan Adams
        Reportedly, Pat Sajak is a pretty laid-back guy in real life.

        In 1989, CBS hired Sajak to host a new late-night talk show and spent a small fortune promoting him as the successor to Johnny Carson. (This was several years after WoF had made him a household name. He continued hosting the game show throughout.)

        The late-night program bombed - not because it was exceptionally terrible* but because it was just another generic talk show - and was canned after a year.

        The producers were perplexed by Sajak's attitude. He didn't stress out over the ratings. Nor did he make an aggressive effort to turn things around. He just came in, did the show, and went home at night. With his f**k-you money coming in from WoF, he could afford to rest easy.

        Interestingly, CBS made a serious offer to Jay Leno to replace Sajak. Leno's manager used the CBS offer to browbeat NBC into giving Leno the Tonight Show. Then she leaked fake stories to the gossip columns to humiliate Carson into retiring. Leno rewarded her by installing her as showrunner upon his ascension. But her abrasive, erratic personality alienated so many of Leno's would-be guests - she once unleashed an expletive-laden torrent of verbal abuse against Jerry Seinfeld - that Leno ended up kicking her to the curb.

        *By general consensus, the worst late-night talk show ever was Chevy Chase's disastrous Fox crapfest. It lasted a mere six weeks, concurrent with the highly-successful launch of David Letterman's CBS show.

        *By general consensus, the worst late-night talk show ever was Chevy Chase’s disastrous Fox crapfest. It lasted a mere six weeks, concurrent with the highly-successful launch of David Letterman’s CBS show.

        Dunno. There was something called ‘The Wilton North Report’ which replaced Joan Rivers’ failed show. I think it was cancelled in a matter of days. They got a dubious achievement award from Esquire under the heading ‘Best Talk Show You Never Saw”. Some years earlier, one of the networks set up a show hosted by a chap named Alan Thicke called “Thicke of the Night”. A later crack about the program was, “The Canadian Alan Thicke had no equals as a talk show host. Superiors, maybe. Equals, no”.

      209. @istevefan

        Nope, I argued i like putting gas in my car...
         
        Your failure is equating American security with the price of a gallon of gas, rather than the preservation of its people. Though it would have been very easy to do both at the same time. Protecting shipping lanes and other measures to ensure the continued supply of oil doesn't mean having to let in the entire world. The problem is that your side not only failed to protect us from the immivasion, you actually assisted it by demonizing opponents of the immivasion, and tying the immivasion to GDP growth, which like oil, you seem to value over the preservation of the nation.

        Israel is pretty much doomed.
         
        Modern Israel has never been in better shape. They have a booming first world economy, possibly the third or even second best military in the world, positive demographic trends and a healthy self-confidence that most in the West can't even contemplate.

        Hypothetical question regarding Israel: If Israel could receive gas for $0.25 per gallon in exchange for the Jewish share of its population dropping from the current 75% to 65%, would they?

        Consider that the next time you think the price of gas is more important than demographics. Like I wrote above, there is no reason we can't have both. But to purposely demote the immivasion issue to the price of gas is not good.

        Nope. I’m bad racist #1. Rest assured I am on the shoot first list of Bernie Bros.

        I felt that and still do that securing ME oil required more than Clintons Operation Desert Fox

        You want a free lunch. Social peace but not paying for it. That means killing lots of people in the ME to keep the oil flowing. I’m ok with that. I have no pretense to morality.

        Your confusing me with someone else. I’ve always wanted birder enforcement. Just despair it can be achieved.

        We have no will or ability to close the borders and deport illegals. I want the practical. How to survive as the hated minority in America … White men

        • Replies: @The Wild Geese Howard

        That means killing lots of people in the ME to keep the oil flowing. I’m ok with that. I have no pretense to morality.
         
        Not necessarily. Had FDR any vision the US could have easily colonized the southern shore of the Persian Gulf and marginalized the Saudis, Qataris, Emiratis, Kuwaitis instead of permitting them to grow unimaginably rich so they could fund the global spread of Wahabbi/Salafi Islam.
      210. Can we please stop with every fucking thread turning into “Debates about Israel?” Maybe, for a time, don’t approve comments relating to the hobby horses of the JIDF until they settle down?

      211. @Mishima Zaibatsu
        Speaking of history, the BBC has demanded an end to all-white English period dramas, claiming the idea Britain was ever white comes only as a result of evil whitey falsifying history.

        Is it time the all-white period drama was made extinct?
         

        ... A loud minority have called this general move towards diversity in period drama ‘PC culture gone mad’ and suggested that casting ethnic minorities in period biopics and historical fiction is factually inaccurate. It’s an argument that has been used by both armchair critics on social media and leading entertainment creatives, like Julian Fellowes, to defend their all-white productions. But, regardless of the extent to which you think historical verisimilitude matters, it’s an argument that rests on a fallacy:
         
        ...

        A multiracial Britain existed before revisionists and colonialist apologisers began white-washing books and tomes
         
        ...

        Film and theatre director Josie Rourke read Kaufmann’s book while doing research for her debut feature Mary, Queen of Scots and it opened her eyes to the complicity of period dramas in whitewashing British history. “To entirely represent period drama as white is historically inaccurate,” Rourke says. “Our bias has been coached and encouraged by period dramas into thinking that.”
         
        And so on and so forth. As well as Kaufmann, the writer of the BBC piece is, of course, Jewish.

        http://www.bbc.com/culture/story/20200116-is-it-time-the-all-white-period-drama-was-made-extinct

        This is a sideways attack on Laurence Fox, son of James Fox of the famous thespian dynasty, and an actor of some accomplishment himself.

        He is riding the crest of a wave of approval among people of sanity (something like people of colour, only less numerous), having recently slapped down an odious Leftist harridan who called him a beneficiary of white male privilege whose opinions were therefore worthless. He has gone on to attack Sam Mendes for using Sikhs in 1917, given that none were present in the place and time of the film’s actions.

        The Left, in and out of the BBC, have marked him as a new and dangerous enemy, and therefore one to be exemplarily destroyed.

        These are the first moves in that campaign.

        • Replies: @YetAnotherAnon
        This Woke site has a piece on Laurence Fox by a classic Guardianista (she wishes) who I've never heard of.

        "The Dangerous Rise Of Men Who Won’t Date “Woke” Women"

        While she obviously hates us, she sounds just like Roissy at times:

        Manipulative, infuriatingly charming, superficial, lacking in integrity and yet almost universally alluring – we just can’t help ourselves. After every encounter, we swear off them. A week later, all it takes is a "what are you doing?" text and we go back for more ... It’s not just that we’re all masochists... it’s that people who display what’s known as the Dark Triad of personality traits – Machiavellianism, narcissism and psychopathy – are incredibly attractive to us.

         
        "Why Boris Johnson Is Our Dark Triad Prime Minister"
      212. @Paleo Liberal
        To be more precise, it is some large corporations looking for cheap labor that set us all against each other. Divided workers don’t unite against the bosses.

        Case in point. A few decades ago taxi drivers in NYC could make a good living. It was tough work — 12 hour shifts — but descent money. Young drivers often got extra benefits driving young ladies home after the clubs closed. There were some immigrants driving, but not enough to kill the wages.

        Then a LOT of immigrants drove cabs. Wages went down. An American friend of mine said he got better tips because passengers were happy to have a driver who was a real New Yorker and who knew the city.

        Some of the immigrants decided they should start a taxi drivers’ union to get better pay. Trouble is, one of the unions was for Indians only, the other was for Pakis only. The Indians and Pakis and Americans and everyone else could never form a union together.

        And then came Uber.

        What are you talking about? The number of taxi medallions was fixed by law in New York ca. 1937 at just south of 12,000. No increase in the quota was permitted for 50+ years. It has been the echt example of a rent-extracting dispensation. The medallions were transferrable and grew hugely expensive; a typical price for one ca. 1985 was about $60,000.

        • Replies: @Paleo Liberal

        What are you talking about? The number of taxi medallions was fixed by law in New York ca. 1937 at just south of 12,000. No increase in the quota was permitted for 50+ years. It has been the echt example of a rent-extracting dispensation. The medallions were transferrable and grew hugely expensive; a typical price for one ca. 1985 was about $60,000.
         
        The drivers were not necessarily the owners of the cabs. In most cases, they were not.
        The cab fares were fixed by law. They couldn't just charge what they wanted.

        The cabbies had to rent the cabs from the owners, drive them 12 hours, and return them. With the value of the medallions rising, the owners could charge higher rents. Between the high rents and the fixed rates, the cab drivers were squeezed. In the 1970s taxi drivers were making good money. By the 1990s they were not.
      213. @blank-misgivings
        OK, I mean this comment in a non snarky spirit, but how exactly (mechanisms, plausible causal pathways) are white people in the USA with 120+ IQs (precise floor debatable) threatened by the consequences of civil rights?

        The 'real' social process is convergence (aka globalization): of course everyone with lower cognitive ability in western countries will have worse lives due to this, as their standard of living converges on the global mean (trade, digitization, capital mobility, migration in that order of causal weight cause this process). But higher ability persons will obviously benefit from convergence as their pool of suckers to rent seek off grows to a global scale. That group of winners will clearly include a lot of white people in the USA. And among Unz commentators surely the majority are in that group rather than the group of converged losers (which will be disproportionately darker skinned). Sure they have solidarity with the losers, blah blah, (yes I'm cynical about that).

        How about this for an alternative view: the powers that be would be delighted see the tone of these comments because it distracts from a 'real' social process (convergence) and diverts energies to a hysterical fantasy of white loser-dom that isn't going to happen.

        I think you are right. “White” is already an obsolete term if you are talking about „privilege.“

        We know are being ruled by a globalist class which includes whites, Asians, Jews and even the occasional African. They all go to top schools, have 120+ IQs, and intermarry. Anti-white discrimination doesn’t really effect them because have enough intersectionality points to stay ahead of the activists. (Like Derbyshire‘s kids, or Ivanka‘s Jewish children.) Anti-white discrimination helps this class, in fact, because it prevents 130 IQ white kids from rural Michigan or Alabama (or Cracow or Leeds) from climbing the ladder and competing. The global class is also at home anywhere and prepared to move wherever the economic tides take them. Creating racial ties between China, India, the US, Europe and Israel is in their best interest.

        • Replies: @The Wild Geese Howard

        130 IQ white kids from rural Michigan or Alabama (or Cracow or Leeds) from climbing the ladder and competing.
         
        As one of these folks, I can tell you the, "Main Street, USA, " programming was a significant impediment to success in the urban, corporate world.

        When you grow up in such small environs, there is little need to develop the skill of self-promotion.

        The area is so small and the competition is so sparse that word travels by itself.
      214. @Peter Akuleyev
        Haven't read the book, but from Sailer's summary Caldwell seems to have taken an oddly America-centric focus considering how erudite he is and how much time he has spent in Europe. If the 1964 Civil Right's decision is Ground Zero, than how does he explain the rampant spread of anti-white feeling in the Europe, Australia, Canada, etc.? The UK has arguably become even more "woke" than the US in terms of forcing cultural diversity into everything. It would appear, superficially anyway, that immigration is really what has been driving these changes.

        A guy nidificated in Ivy League bodies, ladies and gentlemen. Buried in Scroll and Key and Phi Beta Kappa keyholders. Asking how landmark legislation in a global cultural belwether could have been causative if its indirect effects are visible in allied countries years later. Like a journalist bothering Macron, you cannot comprehend his thoughts. He just got done saying he wants to live near a city to be away from drug dealers and now he posits magic immigrants who let themselves in without the help of elites, the lyingpress, and aggressive destabilization organizations.

        • Replies: @Peter Akuleyev
        This is a fairly silly post. Are you trying to make a point?
      215. Our good host Steve Sailer has fallen victim to the propaganda of media and Hollywood movies and TV, still fooling Americans with the illusion that ‘justice’ is to be had from judges

        When in fact the fake priesthood of ‘judges’ is the most devious arm of the oligarchy, with major forces acting to ensure judges are NOT independent

        US judges can be pushed to resign – as happened recently to President Trump’s older sister, a US Federal Appeals judge – or even be found dead if opposing the system

        US Federal Judge John Roll ruled against US gov, got shot dead on the street in 2011, media barely mentioning it (the message mostly for other judges?) … In 2016 Supreme Court Justice Scalia also ruled against US gov, then was found dead with a pillow over his face, no autopsy … ‘Coincidence’ HA

        France already has in theory much of what Steve is requesting, ‘affirmative action’ etc technically illegal there … but French say courts there still mysteriously bend toward migrants etc

        It’s not well known that judges continually meet at ‘judicial conferences’ which is where they seem to get their marching orders, which is why you see things turn, almost on a dime, whenever the oligarchy decides to bend things a certain way

        E.g., Cases of Catholic priest homosexual abuse of teens had been filed for decades, but got nowhere … and all of a sudden in the 1990s those old cases had new lustre and it was all a big ballyhoo, when Christianity-bashing became an oligarch agenda item

        The Robert Mueller forays crashed and burned after a Dept of Justice filing charged him with being bribed by law firms involved in extortion and threats of murder and the bribery of two federal judges, when Mueller was FBI Director … this filing apparently behind Mueller backing off Trump and posing as semi-senile in his final testimony

        The Mueller filing outlined an apparent ‘system’ where judges are encouraged to take bribes in shady schemes involving political donors etc … with the evidence of the bribery then becoming a blackmail ‘control file’ to ensure the judges will rule in a government-friendly, oligarch friendly fashion … with the judges issuing ‘court orders to Google’ to hide their own personal crimes

        One of the phrases that stands out from the Mueller filing is four simple words from the people involved in the Mueller-tied schemes:
        “Bribed American judges, motherf-cker!”
        Followed by, “What the f-ck are you gonna do about it?”
        ‘Report on evidence of felonies violating Civil Rights, and bribery by foreign agents, implicating United States Special Counsel Robert S Mueller III as a criminally-tainted agent of foreign & racketeering interests’
        https://www.docdroid.net/eVAAjIq/doj-ig-memo-mueller-bribery-extortion.pdf

      216. Anon[356] • Disclaimer says:
        @anonymous
        Complete race mixing is also an option.

        Complete race mixing is also an option.

        That simply makes the problem more intractable. Brazil – one of the most thoroughly race mixed places on earth – is just a big race war set on low simmer. The “whites” in the south are always wanting more independence from their darker brethren in the northern part of the country.

        • Replies: @anonymous
        Leave out the blacks and there is no racial conflict simmering. Browns and whites get along fine in Brazil and form a majority group. Race mixing in the US will simplify racial issues.
      217. istevefan says:
        @blank-misgivings
        OK, I mean this comment in a non snarky spirit, but how exactly (mechanisms, plausible causal pathways) are white people in the USA with 120+ IQs (precise floor debatable) threatened by the consequences of civil rights?

        The 'real' social process is convergence (aka globalization): of course everyone with lower cognitive ability in western countries will have worse lives due to this, as their standard of living converges on the global mean (trade, digitization, capital mobility, migration in that order of causal weight cause this process). But higher ability persons will obviously benefit from convergence as their pool of suckers to rent seek off grows to a global scale. That group of winners will clearly include a lot of white people in the USA. And among Unz commentators surely the majority are in that group rather than the group of converged losers (which will be disproportionately darker skinned). Sure they have solidarity with the losers, blah blah, (yes I'm cynical about that).

        How about this for an alternative view: the powers that be would be delighted see the tone of these comments because it distracts from a 'real' social process (convergence) and diverts energies to a hysterical fantasy of white loser-dom that isn't going to happen.

        That group of winners will clearly include a lot of white people in the USA. And among Unz commentators surely the majority are in that group rather than the group of converged losers (which will be disproportionately darker skinned). Sure they have solidarity with the losers, blah blah, (yes I’m cynical about that).

        If you are in the so-called leadership class, and your nation doesn’t have a sufficient population of your racial/ethnic cohorts, you are at the mercy of others in the leadership class who do. Eventually the leaders in a nation, which has a sufficient population of people from their own racial/ethnic group, will try to use those masses to grab more power, and will resort to appeals based upon their shared racial/ethnic identity.

        Think of the masses of your non-elite racial/ethnic cohorts as your credentials in the competition with other groups.

        When U.S. Brigadier General Charles Canham, who was at the time the deputy commander of the 8th Infantry Division, arrived to accept the surrender of German troops in Brest, the commander of the Brest garrison, General Hermann-Bernhard Ramcke asked the lower-ranking man to show his credentials. Canham pointed to his nearby troops and said “These are my credentials”.

      218. @Aldon

        In contrast, I’ve never felt any regard for the long-gone Jim Crow era, which I’ve always found almost Hindu-like in its grotesque caste rules.
         
        Of course you would, you're a liberal who like other liberals scorns segregation and pillarization within society who thinks that all humans everywhere are just modern liberated consoomers in waiting.

        Jim is no worse than something like the arrangement of society in Moorish Spain or the Roman Empire. Which both either had designated duties, areas, etc. for the separates races/ethnics/creeds or at least made no demands that Jesus the Jew live in the same land as Germanicus the Roman.

        How is it that a boy of 16 (me) understood in 1964 every bit as well as this Caldwell fellow does now, after a life of careful observation and earnest cogitation, that black and white will never mix and never should, and that both will suffer (but blacks the more grievously) from any attempt to force them to?

        The Old South worked. Where the blacks were sinking and causing trouble, to themselves and us, their betters (but who should also have been their protectors), was up north, where their presence was a pointless drag on everyone else, and every thing too, like the industries they had ostensibly moved north to both benefit and benefit from. But that benefit could last only so long as the industries themselves which their sudden presence, particularly among the workforce, was pre-ordained to immediately weaken and ultimately destroy.

        But everybody “enlightened” argued the opposite, like the pampered Jesuit scholastics who in that very same year were teaching me and my gullible classmates the evils of “racism” and (already!) the perfidy of whites and their vaunted civilisation.

        But I was that same 16 year old, and I saw through their canting “spirit of Vatican II” with the same dismissive clarity. Dismissive but despairing, because I already knew that we sane ones were going to lose.

        Going to lose? No, had lost, nineteen years earlier. And I knew that then as well.

      219. Racist! You’re forgetting Magic Johnson’s talk show. We had started getting Howard Stern in Chicago. I would listen to him daily eviscerate Johnson and his show. Tho I found Stern to be,overall ,tedious, I have to say the couple of weeks he was lambasting Magic was the funniest radio I ever heard. It was beautiful.
        Stern drove Magic off the air,but Magic took it in stride. He was probably glad to get out of the show.

      220. @Jim bob Lassiter
        "In contrast, I’ve never felt any regard for the long-gone Jim Crow era, which I’ve always found almost Hindu-like in its grotesque caste rules."

        Whew; at first I thought Steve was going soft (a la Jesse Helms post-Bono head soakings), until I read the article in it's entirety. Maybe he was watching Django Unchained last night on BET.

        Speaking of Django Unchained, I have a theory: Quentin Tarantino made Django in 2012 just to give himself enough anti-white cred to be able to make Once Upon a Time in Hollywood, a great movie with no black people in it, in 2019. I’d say it was worth the sacrifice.

      221. @Mark Spahn (West Seneca, NY)
        A decade ago, I read an article (a book later resulted?) that changed my way of thinking:

        https://web.archive.org/web/20150521184312/http://spectator.org/articles/39326/americas-ruling-class-and-perils-revolution

        These were the "ruling class" ideas of a writer named Angelo Codevilla (I still don't know how to pronounce his surname). It's worth rereading.

        It looks like Caldwell's book will have a similar transformative effect on its readers' thinking.

        Thanks for that reference. It looks very interesting.

      222. If you are in the so-called leadership class, and your nation doesn’t have a sufficient population of your racial/ethnic cohorts, you are at the mercy of others in the leadership class who do

        The other option is for the leadership class to be a separate ethnic group or caste from those they are ruling. See Mexico, Russia under the Tsars, India, or the Old American South for examples. The people ruling the US are increasingly part of an inbreeding „meritocratic“ caste which in a couple of generations will be racially distinct enough from modern „whites“ to plausibly lead the anti white „revolution“ but will have very few African or Amerindian genes.

      223. @blank-misgivings
        OK, I mean this comment in a non snarky spirit, but how exactly (mechanisms, plausible causal pathways) are white people in the USA with 120+ IQs (precise floor debatable) threatened by the consequences of civil rights?

        The 'real' social process is convergence (aka globalization): of course everyone with lower cognitive ability in western countries will have worse lives due to this, as their standard of living converges on the global mean (trade, digitization, capital mobility, migration in that order of causal weight cause this process). But higher ability persons will obviously benefit from convergence as their pool of suckers to rent seek off grows to a global scale. That group of winners will clearly include a lot of white people in the USA. And among Unz commentators surely the majority are in that group rather than the group of converged losers (which will be disproportionately darker skinned). Sure they have solidarity with the losers, blah blah, (yes I'm cynical about that).

        How about this for an alternative view: the powers that be would be delighted see the tone of these comments because it distracts from a 'real' social process (convergence) and diverts energies to a hysterical fantasy of white loser-dom that isn't going to happen.

        OK, I mean this comment in a non snarky spirit, but how exactly (mechanisms, plausible causal pathways) are white people in the USA with 120+ IQs (precise floor debatable) threatened by the consequences of civil rights?

        How were 120+ IQ whites threatened by civil rights in Zimbabwe back in the day or South Africa today.

        But let me count the ways:

        1. I’ve personally seen many a minority promoted above 120+ whites
        2. My kids’ school has plenty of blacks and Hispanics from subsidized housing that while only ~15% or 20% of the school slow things down and do occasionally cause real trouble.
        3. My 120+ father had to move out of his neighborhood because blacks were moving in

        Finally, 120+ IQ whites are smart enough to know about regression to the mean. My grandkids and great grandchildren are most definitely threatened by the brown horde.

        Sure they have solidarity with the losers, blah blah, (yes I’m cynical about that).

        Your cynicism is misplaced. Whites are an extended family. People care about family. That you can’t understand that is sad.

        How about this for an alternative view: the powers that be would be delighted see the tone of these comments because it distracts from a ‘real’ social process (convergence) and diverts energies to a hysterical fantasy of white loser-dom that isn’t going to happen.

        The TPTB aren’t worried about some multi-culti, workers’ kumbaya. TPTB are worried about what they’ve always been worried about: Whites rediscovering their identity. You’re living in the past.

        We’re leaving the Ideological Age and entering the Demographic Age.

        • Replies: @bigdicknick
        Mostly agree. Nam's will eventually rebel against the system, but I think it will look more like Venezuela than Zimbabwe or South Africa. Most latinos are more similar to whites than they are to blacks and identify more with us. However they will vote for color blindish socialism(which will fail) after being unable to succeed under capitalism.
      224. @theMann
        it is: Vla-DEEM-er Na-BOKE-ef more or less.


        Having read Zashchina Luzhina, Podvig, Pale Fire, Lolita, and Pnin, let me help you all out here:

        Nabokov is the second most overrated writer in the history of over rated writers and that is only because the truly immortally boring Melville has the number one spot locked up......forever. If you ever feel the need to read either one of them, it would be less painful to watch paint dry....while whacking yourself in the nuts with a copy of The Confidence Man: his Masquerade.


        And Civil Wrongs Laws aren't just an attack on free association, they are gun aimed at the truth itself.

        I’ve never bothered with Nabokov, but you are so right about Melville – and I say that despite the fact that he married a kissing cousin of mine.

        Open Moby Dick at any page, doubters, and you’ll see what we mean.

      225. @Jack Henson
        Updated Sailer's Butteknife: With enough talking we can turn things back to 1960s SoCal

        Yeah, I love Steve, and he’ll be on our Mount Rushmore someday, but I feel like he won’t make turn to what’s coming.

        Maybe he views his role as ferryman for incoming Joe Normie CivNats who need his laid back, debate style to help make the journey to the other side. At least, that’s what I hope Steve is doing. If he really believes that we can reason (or vote) or way out of this, he needs to take a hard look at our world and his beliefs.

        It’s tough to admit that a loved one is dying (and what once was the United States is definitely dying), but pretending that it’s not happening doesn’t help anyone. It’s time to think about what comes next.

        • Thanks: Hail
        • Replies: @Desiderius

        Yes, history is just one long series of invaders treating the defeated kindly. Indeed, we need look to no farther than South Africa or Zimbabwe to see how whites are treated when they lose power.
         
        Then. Don't. Lose. Power. It's not freaking rocket science. Who said anything about kindness? It's not like the courts are all Black (your hang-up - the one black justice is the best one) or Dot Indian (the real threat). It's a simple matter of making better decisions - stop trying to make a quick buck at the expense of/lord it over fellow citizens, raise more and better children.

        Being shot at and missed has a way of focusing the mind.

        I feel like he won’t make turn to what’s coming.
         
        As I figured, all feels. How effeminate.

        What comes next is taking our fucking country back you pants-pissing little dipshit. Go peddle your black pills to your Dork Right not-so-beautiful losers, there's no market for them here. There's no white identity to rediscover, you historical illiterate. You're trading in an American identity with 70% support for a new made-up one that's been actively demonized for all our lives. Might as well put a kick-me sign on your own ample backside.

        America not doomed after all - interweb sandwich-board wearers hardest hit.
      226. @B36
        I've wondered about this too. It has seemed to me that the sacralization of diversity and multiculturalism that began here in the '60s was an American export that, like Coke and Hollywood movies, became very popular overseas. But if you are in England or Sweden or Germany how could you keep up with this new American fashion? Only by opening the floodgates.

        Really. As goes the USA so goes the western world, almost as a matter of fashion. When #metoo took off here suddenly Canada, which seemed to have little interest in the subject for eons, became super woke to sexual harassment in business.

        It never goes the other way with some other Country identifying a social issue and the USA adopting it.

      227. @jb
        Christopher Caldwell is responsible for what is probably the greatest and most perceptive affirmative action quote ever. You've quoted him on this in that past, but for some reason you forgot this time.

        One moves swiftly and imperceptibly from a world in which affirmative action can’t be ended because its beneficiaries are too weak to a world in which it can’t be ended because its beneficiaries are too strong.
         
        Fixed it for you! :-)

        Excellent line.

        Steve has promoted it so much over the years, some might be forgiven for thinking Steve Sailer wrote it himself. (Similar with the Lee Kuan Yew line, “Multiracial democracy will never work because it is nothing but voting your race and religion,” perhaps well known today because of the promotional efforts of Sailer in the 2000s. But Lee’s line is too overly-blunt to be mistaken for a Sailer coinage.)

        I see that Caldwell affirmative action line is from Reflections on the Revolution in Europe: Immigration, Islam and the West (2009).

        The preceding sentence, in the original text, is about the decline of California and its then-emerging nonwhite super-majority.

        Related: Is there a ‘siege mentality’ in Southern California? When did it begin?.

        • Replies: @jb
        Astonishingly, The Age of Entitlement is currently number 46 on Amazon's bestseller list. That's not is some category, that's "Top 100 in Books"! Even more astonishingly, when I looked yesterday it was at 13, although I guess that was just a new release spike. Still, encouraging!
      228. @William Badwhite

        Haven’t read the book, but from Sailer’s summary Caldwell seems to have taken an oddly America-centric focus considering how erudite he is and how much time he has spent in Europe.
         
        You could have stopped at "haven't read the book" and made sense. How is a book discussing American legislation not going to be "America-centric"? And what does Caldwell's erudition have to do with the price of eggs?

        Those were rhetorical questions. My only real question is how did your name get off my "Commenters to Ignore" list?

        If the 1964 Civil Right’s decision is Ground Zero, than

         
        There was no 1964 Civil Rights (no need for the apostrophe) "decision". It was legislation. If you were American you would know that. Amusing you once claimed you were a "founding stock American". Try to keep your lies straight.

        how does he explain the rampant spread of anti-white feeling in the Europe, Australia, Canada, etc.?
         
        You could always read the book yourself instead of posting silly questions on a comment board. In the meantime consider the possibility that the anti-white stuff is an American export.

        >In the meantime consider the possibility that the anti-white stuff is an American export.

        I’m not sure that’s the whole story. In the USA, the casual, almost reflexive disdain for lower and middle class whites among affluent liberals was far less pronounced and omnipresent not all that long ago, well after European immigration policies began to take an openly anti-assimilation bent. What is particularly American about SJWism, IMO, is the strong “revivalist Christianity without God” overtone about it, along with the massive corporate influence.

        (I’ve talked with a lot of FOB people-East Asians, Middle Easterners, South Asians-about what life was like for them in Europe vs. the US, albeit before SJWism really took off. They all seemed to agree that Western Europeans were far more PC on the surface than Americans were, but that you were always “the foreigner” on some level, no matter what you did. Americans were more likely to be rougher around the edges, especially away from the major urban centers, but were also a lot more likely to treat you like one of them, regardless of your background: you could “become American” in a way you never could in Europe, if you were so inclined.)

        • Replies: @Reg Cæsar

        Americans were more likely to be rougher around the edges, especially away from the major urban centers, but were also a lot more likely to treat you like one of them, regardless of your background:
         
        About 30 years ago, a Zambian student in Minnesota spoke to us with awe about his trip through the South, particularly being taken by a white Alabamian into his local big box gun dealer. Just blew his mind.
      229. @Joe Stalin
        Worked great in Vietnam.

        https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fafc0ThP7R0

        Holy shit!

        Kurtwood Smith as General William Westmoreland is a phucking riot! HAHAHA!

        Westmoreland has been enhanced!

        Hey! That reminds me that Buck Henry croaked and Henry wrote that New Hampshire murder movie and the best part of that Henry movie was that antipodean Kidman in her slacks and not that scene where she is dancing in a skirt to Sweet Home Alabama. Kurtwood Smith was in that movie as the father of the guy murdered by Kidman and he was great!

        Hark! Willem Dafoe and Kurtwood Smith can do just about anything!

        Hark!

        IMMIGRATION MORATORIUM NOW!

        DEPORT ALL ILLEGAL ALIEN INVADERS NOW!

      230. @Art Deco
        You're never going to be 'sharing a town' with Ivy League graduates. Ivy League graduates are a tiny minority in this country and aren't a demographically appreciable element anywhere bar their own alumni clubs.

        Actually, the frequency of most categories of crime in Kansas hugs the national mean. The exceptions would be forcible rape (about 38% higher), homicide (about 22% lower), and robbery (about 54% lower).

        As for 'brain drain', educational attainment in Kansas is as follows: those over 25 with a baccalaureate degree, 20.6%; those with a graduate degree, 11.7%. The national means are 19% and 11%. Actually, the states with the highest attainment scores are all over the map: Colorado, DC, Massachusetts, New Jersey, Minnesota, New Hampshire, Vermont, Washington state.

        The employment-to-population ratio nationally in 2018 was 0.604. That in Kansas was 0.645. The Plains states, with a ratio of 0.652, had the highest rate of any cluster of states measured.


        What's disgusting is what the administrative class is attempting just about anywhere. See, for example, the decades-long legal assaults on the Boy Scouts of America. There is simply more resistance to this in the heartland.

        You’re never going to be ‘sharing a town’ with Ivy League graduates.

        In Palo Alto, God bless the place, you most certainly are. Those who aren’t are working for those who are, and that’s precisely the same thing. One “shares a town” with those who own it with you.
        The rest aren’t there in any way which counts.

      231. @silviosilver
        I am 100% pro-segregation, so that's not my problem with Jim Crow. But I think racial attitudes towards blacks at the time were unnecessarily harsh. I don't just mean against civil rights agitators, I mean in general, all throughout the first half of the 20th century. I imagine if I were black at that time, it would be almost impossibly difficult not to view the country I lived in as my enemy. You know, I get it - you've got your part of town, I've got mine, but why go out of your way to degrade me, humiliate me, make me your enemy? Especially when with just a few small changes you could make me your friend. That would have been a smarter way to proceed, rather than an all-or-nothing approach that ultimately saw segregation abandoned and white society wrecked. Well, I wasn't around at the time, so that's just my impression.

        That was the Achilles’ Heel of the old South: the white elites couldn’t be consistently committed to segregation if it meant that they’d be at risk of having to do their own manual labor every once in a while.

        Their (unworkable) compromise was “integrated subordination” of the blacks.

        • Replies: @black sea

        the white elites couldn’t be consistently committed to segregation if it meant that they’d be at risk of having to do their own manual labor every once in a while.
         
        I think you misunderstand the system of that time. Whites didn't envision some sort of absolutely barrier to interaction with blacks. They sought to regulate the terms and the nature of the the interaction.Short of mass removal, which was pretty much of a non-starter even in places like Mississippi, blacks and whites were going to live somewhat intermingled lives.

        Exceptional circumstances aside, elites of any hue perform manual labor only by choice, generally in the form of a hobby or as a welcome respite from the sort of brain work that earns them their elite status. It's not like they can't now or couldn't then find anyone other than blacks to do such work. The current situation is proof enough of this. How many members of the elite -- in the south or anywhere else -- once employed black domestic help, and how many do now? Black labor was replaced by immigrant workers and the indigenous white working class. This, unfortunately, has produced many negative consequences largely borne by the black working class.
      232. @silviosilver
        I am 100% pro-segregation, so that's not my problem with Jim Crow. But I think racial attitudes towards blacks at the time were unnecessarily harsh. I don't just mean against civil rights agitators, I mean in general, all throughout the first half of the 20th century. I imagine if I were black at that time, it would be almost impossibly difficult not to view the country I lived in as my enemy. You know, I get it - you've got your part of town, I've got mine, but why go out of your way to degrade me, humiliate me, make me your enemy? Especially when with just a few small changes you could make me your friend. That would have been a smarter way to proceed, rather than an all-or-nothing approach that ultimately saw segregation abandoned and white society wrecked. Well, I wasn't around at the time, so that's just my impression.

        “Well, I wasn’t around at the time, so that’s just my impression.”

        To Kill a Mockingbird was fiction.

      233. @Desiderius
        They tend to be pretty alpha (see Richard Dawson) so that would follow. His predecessor Woollery of course is too.

        They tend to be pretty alpha (see Richard Dawson) so that would follow. His predecessor Woollery of course is too.

        Dawson was a pretty vocal lefty. He marched at Selma.

        • Replies: @Desiderius
        So slobbering all over the girls on Family Feud was more Georgie Porgie/Weinstein than Casanova.

        And then there’s Chuck Barris and Alex Trebek.
      234. @Citizen of a Silly Country

        The right needs to go on a prolonged campaign to de-legitimize the people and ideas that animate the woke left if we hope to have a country that doesn’t end up being organized around zero sum racial politics.
         
        Way too late.

        Also, stop thinking that non-whites think like whites. They don't. They will never - never - be color-blind CivNats. Btw, that's not an insult toward them. I will never think like they do. Sure a few will, but the bulk of non-whites will never be Enlightenment-loving, non-tribal CivNats.

        It will not happen. Once whites drop to minority status, we will preserve our right by fighting for them politically and, if necessary, in other ways. We will not be treated as equal under the law by our new overlords because of the Constitution. They will not care a whit about some pretty words written hundreds of years ago by white men. The Founding Fathers are quite literally NOT their fathers so they won't care, just as any invader doesn't care about about the rules written by the defeated.

        The only reason an invader cares about the customs and rules of the defeated is because throwing them away causes unrest. That's where we will be. We need to cause enough unrest that our brown overlords generally leave us alone - provided, of course, we do our duty as helots.

        “Also, stop thinking that non-whites think like whites. They don’t.”

        Of course they do.

        They will never – never – be color-blind CivNats. Btw, that’s not an insult toward them. I will never think like they do. Sure a few will, but the bulk of non-whites will never be Enlightenment-loving, non-tribal CivNats.

        “Indeed, we need look to no farther than South Africa or Zimbabwe to see how whites are treated when they lose power.

        Well, what comes around goes around, right? Invade the world, invite the world. It wasn’t their land nor resources to begin with.

        “Once whites drop to minority status, we will preserve our right by fighting for them politically and, if necessary, in other ways.”

        What about whites who think differently?

        “We will not be treated as equal under the law by our new overlords because of the Constitution.”

        According to Who/Whom?

        “We need to cause enough unrest that our brown overlords generally leave us alone – provided, of course, we do our duty as helots.”

        So when will this unrest occur? I keep hearing from you and others that the time is now, but then it passes by and a promise is made that there will be this maelstrom of white anger to overthrow the system. When will this waiting for the right time end?

        “The time for debate is over.”

        Most white people don’t think that way.

        “We are leaving the Ideological Age and entering the Demographic Age.”

        You mean demographics are the result of competing and differing ideologies.

        “One Indian couple in the neighborhood is fine, ten is a tribe and they act like it.”

        Sometimes. But not as much as you think.

        “You can see it in white people’s faces when they’re getting bitched at by some Apu.”

        Not in my neighborhood.

        • Replies: @Reg Cæsar


        “Indeed, we need look to no farther than South Africa or Zimbabwe to see how whites are treated when they lose power.
         
        Well, what comes around goes around, right? Invade the world, invite the world. It wasn’t their land nor resources to begin with.
         
        South Africa wasn't the Bantus', either. Why is their manifest destiny any more holy than the Boers'?

        Most white people don’t think that way.
         
        Most white people don't think, period. Until it's too late.


        “We are leaving the Ideological Age and entering the Demographic Age.”
         
        You mean demographics are the result of competing and differing ideologies.
         
        No, they're the result of the sex act. Followed by post-coital, post-natal migrations.
      235. Huh . . . what . . wait a minute . . .

        You mean the argument from blacks concerning the violations of law and order against their persons was not about

        free college

        free love

        no prayer in schools

        feminists studies

        anti-marriage

        anti-work

        anti-standards

        orgies as acts of art

        same behavior as normal

        same sex marriage

        war against police

        anti-Vietnam

        anti-military

        anti-anything . . .

        increasing immigration

        excusing illegal immigration

        or murdering children in nthe womb.

        Well, duh. No the civil rights concerns of the black citizen was not about any of the hijacked agendas touted by the educational and political elites and opportunists who have spent the last fifty years blaming the destruction of basic principles and object reality to include law and order isn’t the fault of blacks seeking due process after all. And it only fifty years for someone to stumble onto it.

        That is very impressive. But in a word

        No kidding.

        ok two words.

      236. @istevefan

        So, what is to be done?
         
        That question comes to mind when reading this blog. Steve has done an admirable job of noticing. But at some point noticing loses its value as we notice nothing is being done to address the things we notice.

        Steve, any chance that you will cross over from noticing and start to advocate for some policy or action? I suppose the Sailer Strategy is an example of you helping to formulate corrective action. It's too bad the GOP won't listen.

        But I think you would be of more value if you started to formulate more strategies. Given the the large platform you have, and your gift for clever writing and coining unique terms, you could really be the strategic thinker our side desperately needs.

        I entirely agree. I used to read the old iSteve blog pretty religiously, but then it got tired. After the 9,000 time, the shtick of posting a long excerpt from the NYT with some wry comments stuck in the middle gets stale.

        As Willy Loman might say, the forest is on fire, and people like Sailer are talking about how the weather was cooler back when he was growing up in California. Ah, those were the days!

        The US seems to be at a tipping point, and so many iSteve readers and others like them rejoiced at the thought that Trump might actually do something to change the way the US government had seemed to be taken over by the enemies of “traditional” Americans. Well, Trump hasn’t achieved much of anything, and it looks like he’s been co-opted (at best) by our enemies.

        Now is the time for action, not for sitting around commenting ruefully about how it looks like the youngsters are going to send us all to the Gulag, gee whiz.

        I understand that Steve Sailer has to make a living, and getting a little too “edgy” might result in PayPal giving him the boot. But if those who can connect the dots and know what’s coming choose not to lead when they’re in a position to… then what hope is there?

        • Replies: @Desiderius
        Ok V.I.
      237. @anon

        Hence, it’s imaginable that intelligent and resolute Supreme Court justices and their clerks could bravely find a resolution that doesn’t take us back to Jim Crow but instead extends the current protections against racist oppression by the majority to the coming white minority.
         
        That's it? I become an inferior minority and get in the back of the line waiting for "protections" (hand-outs) along with the rest of the minorities? In a country that used to be founded on the right to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness?
        No thanks - I like the civil war option better.

        “No thanks – I like the civil war option better.”

        So much talk, so little action. But I get it. Talking that way is cathartic. In the end, it’s just talk.

      238. @nebulafox
        >In the meantime consider the possibility that the anti-white stuff is an American export.

        I'm not sure that's the whole story. In the USA, the casual, almost reflexive disdain for lower and middle class whites among affluent liberals was far less pronounced and omnipresent not all that long ago, well after European immigration policies began to take an openly anti-assimilation bent. What is particularly American about SJWism, IMO, is the strong "revivalist Christianity without God" overtone about it, along with the massive corporate influence.

        (I've talked with a lot of FOB people-East Asians, Middle Easterners, South Asians-about what life was like for them in Europe vs. the US, albeit before SJWism really took off. They all seemed to agree that Western Europeans were far more PC on the surface than Americans were, but that you were always "the foreigner" on some level, no matter what you did. Americans were more likely to be rougher around the edges, especially away from the major urban centers, but were also a lot more likely to treat you like one of them, regardless of your background: you could "become American" in a way you never could in Europe, if you were so inclined.)

        Americans were more likely to be rougher around the edges, especially away from the major urban centers, but were also a lot more likely to treat you like one of them, regardless of your background:

        About 30 years ago, a Zambian student in Minnesota spoke to us with awe about his trip through the South, particularly being taken by a white Alabamian into his local big box gun dealer. Just blew his mind.

      239. @Corvinus
        "Also, stop thinking that non-whites think like whites. They don’t."

        Of course they do.

        They will never – never – be color-blind CivNats. Btw, that’s not an insult toward them. I will never think like they do. Sure a few will, but the bulk of non-whites will never be Enlightenment-loving, non-tribal CivNats.


        "Indeed, we need look to no farther than South Africa or Zimbabwe to see how whites are treated when they lose power.

        Well, what comes around goes around, right? Invade the world, invite the world. It wasn't their land nor resources to begin with.

        "Once whites drop to minority status, we will preserve our right by fighting for them politically and, if necessary, in other ways."

        What about whites who think differently?

        "We will not be treated as equal under the law by our new overlords because of the Constitution."

        According to Who/Whom?

        "We need to cause enough unrest that our brown overlords generally leave us alone – provided, of course, we do our duty as helots."

        So when will this unrest occur? I keep hearing from you and others that the time is now, but then it passes by and a promise is made that there will be this maelstrom of white anger to overthrow the system. When will this waiting for the right time end?

        "The time for debate is over."

        Most white people don't think that way.

        "We are leaving the Ideological Age and entering the Demographic Age."

        You mean demographics are the result of competing and differing ideologies.

        "One Indian couple in the neighborhood is fine, ten is a tribe and they act like it."

        Sometimes. But not as much as you think.

        "You can see it in white people’s faces when they’re getting bitched at by some Apu."

        Not in my neighborhood.

        “Indeed, we need look to no farther than South Africa or Zimbabwe to see how whites are treated when they lose power.

        Well, what comes around goes around, right? Invade the world, invite the world. It wasn’t their land nor resources to begin with.

        South Africa wasn’t the Bantus’, either. Why is their manifest destiny any more holy than the Boers’?

        Most white people don’t think that way.

        Most white people don’t think, period. Until it’s too late.

        “We are leaving the Ideological Age and entering the Demographic Age.”

        You mean demographics are the result of competing and differing ideologies.

        No, they’re the result of the sex act. Followed by post-coital, post-natal migrations.

        • Replies: @Citizen of a Silly Country
        I'd forgotten about Kosher Corny. Does he still do his new immigrants are just like the Irish and Italians? Looks like he still does the "Not All Whites Think That" and My Fellow Whites schtick. He must has a couple of macros that he presses to save time.

        Actually, I owe that lying Matzah ball a thanks. He's the one that made me realize that debate with the other side was pointless. Bless you for going round and round with him. Newbies need to see that he's full of crap and just trying to gate keep. But we need to let them know that it's time to move past debating those that hate us and to start organizing.

        I've started getting to know people like us in the real world. It's liberating to realize that we don't need to care what other tribes think of us. Why whites care in the first place is a mystery. In time, we'll start forming political and advocacy groups, and, maybe even someday, our own communities, but I doubt that I'll live to see that.

        So thanks Corny. Or should I say toda.
        , @Corvinus
        "South Africa wasn’t the Bantus’, either. Why is their manifest destiny any more holy than the Boers?"

        Except I never made that argument. Please NOTICE that Bantu-speaking peoples are not an homogenous group. They comprise more than a 100 million people who live in southern and central Africa and speak about 700 languages.

        "Most white people don’t think, period. Until it’s too late."

        How anti-white and elitist of you to state! So, are you part of the group of whites who do "think"? What makes you this special type of white person?
      240. @J.Ross
        African complains about superfucially-generous practically-cruel brain drain -- in the Atlantic!
        https://www.breitbart.com/economy/2020/01/21/canada-immigration-imperialism-extracts-college-graduate-migrants-from-nigeria/

        In Nigeria, the conveyor belt of young talent that is supposed to replace those who are emigrating is whirring slowly, and the impact is apparent: The country’s educational institutions groan under the weight of frequent strikes by underpaid staff protesting poor funding and outdated infrastructure; medical procedures are regularly delayed because of a shortage of specialists; and companies—like Oni’s bank—are closing down entire departments to cope with staff exits.

        Middle-class Nigerians, much like citizens of other developing countries, argue that they are leaving to give their families more options and greater security rather than waiting for their own country to realize its potential. It is a familiar story—what is now Africa’s largest economy is no stranger to the departure of its best talents. In the 1970s and ’80s, skilled and semi-skilled Nigerians left the country, mostly for the United States, Britain, and elsewhere in Europe, fleeing the rule of successive military juntas and economic mismanagement. A 2010 report by the Migration Policy Institute, a Washington, D.C.–based think tank, found that by the late 1970s, about 30,000 Nigerian professionals had graduated from universities and colleges in the United Kingdom but never returned to Africa; by the mid-’80s, 10,000 Nigerians were in the United States, many of them highly skilled. That brain drain had a knock-on effect, opening a route for these immigrants’ relatives to leave Nigeria as well.
         
        ---------
        Trump's earlier tweet about Virginia and his comments today on Northam suggest that he has been prevented from learning anything about the situation. He needs to be aggressively attacking the sweeping disenfranchisement instead of imagining that it'll be sorted out in the next election, which the disenfranchisement is effectively cancelling.

        Thanks for the link to the Neil Munro article in Breitbart. It is a great article that discusses both Africa and Latin America and the effects of brain drain in both places.

        We really need to stop all the unnecessary brain drain going on. I particularly feel ashamed of our taking doctors from the third world — and we are not the only ones who do it.

        Neil Munro makes a point I have never seen before about brain drain — that it discourages investors from even trying to locate businesses in poor countries because the workers they need will not be there:

        Nigeria’s experience provides another example of how migration can damage the home countries, even while it provides cash via remittances to the government and to local elites.

        The damage includes the loss of skilled and unskilled workers — and the resulting expectations that others will leave instead of providing stable workforces for investors.

        Shame on all the rich countries who strip out the best minds of poor countries and leave them to continue to deteriorate.

      241. Anon[319] • Disclaimer says:

        OT: LA Times, 01/22/20 – Kobe Bryant thinks these WNBA stars ‘could play in the NBA right now’

        https://www.latimes.com/sports/story/2020-01-22/kobe-bryant-women-players-nba

        …In a recent interview with CNN, former Lakers great Kobe Bryant was asked about the prospect of a woman one day making it to the NBA.

        “I think there are a couple of players who could play in the NBA right now, honestly,” Bryant said without hesitation. “There’s a lot of players that have a lot of skill that could do it.”

        He named three such players off the top of his head — Taurasi, Maya Moore and Elena Delle Donne. Between the three of them, those players have won eight WNBA championships and earned four league MVP awards…

      242. @Kaplan Turqweather
        Well, the Zeroth Amemdment, as Eric Kaufmann notes ,was only added to the Statue of Liberty in the 1930s and was popularized in the Narrative between the 1930s and 1950s.

        What is more, the 1965 Immigration Act was supposed to have minimal impact on America's ethnic composition but, as John Derbyshire noted, 1960s "congresscriters" didn't have their fingers on the world's demographic pulse.

        https://www.unz.com/jderbyshire/a-dismal-anniversary-50-years-of-the-immigration-act-of-1965/

        I regard the rise of the anti-white nature of the "woke" rather to be a form of virtue-signalling that Oswald Spengler forecasted would assume the social superiority of the "noble class" by the early 21st Century.

        I regard the rise of the anti-white nature of the “woke” rather to be a form of virtue-signalling that Oswald Spengler forecasted would assume the social superiority of the “noble class” by the early 21st Century.

        Spengler predicted early-21st-century anti-white ‘SWPL’-style virtue-signaling?

        That is worth expanding on.

        • Replies: @Kaplan Turqweather
        The transition from Culture to Civilization was acocmplished for the Classical world in the fourth, for the Western in the nineteenth century. Form these periods onward the great intellectual decisions take place, no longer all over the world where not a hamlet is too small to be unimportant, but in three or four world-cities that have absorbed into themselves the whole content of History, while the old wide landscape of the Culture, become merely provincial, served only to feed the cities with what remains of its higher mankind. World-city and province--the two basic ideas of every civilization--bring up a wholly new form-problem of History, the very problem that we are living through today with hardly the remotest conception of its immensity. In place of a world, there is a city, a point, in which the whole life of broad regions is collecting while the rest dries up. In place of a type-true people, born of and grown on the soil, there is new sort of nomad, cohering unstably in fluid masses, the parasitical city dweller, traditionless, utterly matter-of-fact, religionless, clever, unfruitful, deeply contemptuous of the countryman and especially that highest form of countryman, the country gentleman. This is a very great stride towards the inorganic, towards the end--what does it signify?

        The world-city means cosmopolitanism in place of "home" . . . To the world-city belongs not a folk but a mob. Its uncomprehending hostility to all the traditions representative of the culture (nobility, church, privileges, dynasties, convention in art and limits of knowledge in science), the keen and cold intelligence that confounds the wisdom of the peasant, the new- fashioned naturalism that in relation to all matters of sex and society goes back far to quite primitive instincts and conditions, the reappearance of the panem et circenses in the form of wage-disputes and sports stadia--all these things betoken the definite closing down of the Culture and the opening of a quite new phase of human existence--anti-provincial, late, futureless, but quite inevitable.

        This is what has to be viewed, and not with the eyes of the partisan, the ideologue, the up-to-date moralist, not from this or that "standpoint," but in a high, time-free perspective embracing whole millennia of historical world-forms, if we are really to comprehend the great crisis of the present.
      243. OT — Here’s another great Neil Munro article on immigration.

        It shows that American businesses are all about making money and they don’t care where their customers come from or how much immigration may ultimate harm the US as long as they can make another buck today:

        “Big Businesses Warn: Trump’s Immigration Reforms Will Hurt Food Stamp, Medicaid Enrollment”

        “Investors are asking judges to block President Donald Trump’s “Public Charge” immigration reform because it will reduce their revenues from imported poor, unhealthy, and unskilled customers.”

        Businesses are actually complaining to the court that not enough low income legal immigrants will be allowed in:

        “These effects are not speculative: The restrictions in the Rule will bar large numbers of workers from permanent residency. The Migration Policy Institute has calculated that some 56 percent of legally present immigrants who arrived in the last five years have incomes below 250 percent of the Federal Poverty Guidelines and thus could be denied permanent residency under the Rule.”

        https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2020/01/20/companies-say-public-charge-reform-will-cut-their-revenues-from-poor-migrants/

        They are begging for these people to continue to roll in even though Munro includes links to a report that says “unskilled migrants cost Americans at least $219,000 over 75 years” — a statistic that I have never seen quoted before but makes perfect sense. I would say that given rising health care and nursing home costs the unskilled migrants we bring in today will cost us a lot more than $219,000 (in 2020 dollars) on average in the future.

      244. @anon
        "The interior can form a superstate." is an idea that is even less workable than that of Virginia counties joining West Virginia, voiced on this blog recently. The coastal areas are net economic contributors to these counties, all the way from Maine to Georgia. to expect them to secede over the idea of gun rights is highly unlikely. At least the southern radicals had an illusion of economic power to back independence. Instead of having the most divisive and troublesome two groups throwing wine bottles and clods of peat at each other, why not have a white ethnic alliance headed by Germans? at least they have a history of using an organized radical group that can seize power via a plebiscite, and invading Canada seems an easier nut to crack than Russia. Maybe an ex accountant Swiss style instead of an ex-corporal this time.

        Parts of Canada are talking about succession after Trudeau’s latest win…

        Maybe they can join with some of the states in our interior so we have a coastline…

      245. @Art Deco
        What are you talking about? The number of taxi medallions was fixed by law in New York ca. 1937 at just south of 12,000. No increase in the quota was permitted for 50+ years. It has been the echt example of a rent-extracting dispensation. The medallions were transferrable and grew hugely expensive; a typical price for one ca. 1985 was about $60,000.

        What are you talking about? The number of taxi medallions was fixed by law in New York ca. 1937 at just south of 12,000. No increase in the quota was permitted for 50+ years. It has been the echt example of a rent-extracting dispensation. The medallions were transferrable and grew hugely expensive; a typical price for one ca. 1985 was about $60,000.

        The drivers were not necessarily the owners of the cabs. In most cases, they were not.
        The cab fares were fixed by law. They couldn’t just charge what they wanted.

        The cabbies had to rent the cabs from the owners, drive them 12 hours, and return them. With the value of the medallions rising, the owners could charge higher rents. Between the high rents and the fixed rates, the cab drivers were squeezed. In the 1970s taxi drivers were making good money. By the 1990s they were not.

        • Agree: houston 1992
        • Replies: @Old Palo Altan
        When I lived in Manhattan in the early '90s, it was widely rumoured that the vast majority of those licenses were owned by one man.
      246. @The Germ Theory of Disease
        "There was no 1964 civil rights "decision". It was legislation. If you were American you'd know that."

        Not so fast there, bucko. These days most real-life "legislation" is in fact made by (judicial) "decision". This guy's de facto American bona-fides might be more practical bona than you'd like.

        Think of the abortion question. Did we have a grand popular debate in public and then in both houses of Congress, followed by the passing of voted-upon legislation, followed by a public quarrel with the President, followed by a veto, followed by another furious debate, resulting in either a veto override or acceptance?

        No, we did not. Instead, nine sorcerers in sacred robes consulted the Magic Scrolls, and all the arcane squabbles of the Ancient Wizards, and then they had magic visions and then decided the Law of the Land. So it was for Brown v. Board, so it was for gay marriage, so it was for the overturn of Prop 187, so it was for pretty much every "decision" which has put this former nation on the road to hell.

        Not so fast there, bucko. These days most real-life “legislation” is in fact made by (judicial) “decision”. .

        Right, but those judicial “decisions’ weren’t made in 1964, they came later. Caldwell’s book – which is what the book review covered – is about what is downstream of the CRA legislation (not “decision”).

        This guy’s de facto American bona-fides might be more practical bona than you’d like

        Not with a name like “Akuleyev”. Also the fact his objection to Caldwell’s book was that it is “America-centric” is another giveaway, and that this somehow was odd given Caldwell’s erudition. Apparently erudite people don’t write about the U.S.

        I agree with everything you wrote about courts. Virtually every policy advancement of the left has come from the judiciary.

      247. @Hail

        I regard the rise of the anti-white nature of the “woke” rather to be a form of virtue-signalling that Oswald Spengler forecasted would assume the social superiority of the “noble class” by the early 21st Century.
         
        Spengler predicted early-21st-century anti-white 'SWPL'-style virtue-signaling?

        That is worth expanding on.

        The transition from Culture to Civilization was acocmplished for the Classical world in the fourth, for the Western in the nineteenth century. Form these periods onward the great intellectual decisions take place, no longer all over the world where not a hamlet is too small to be unimportant, but in three or four world-cities that have absorbed into themselves the whole content of History, while the old wide landscape of the Culture, become merely provincial, served only to feed the cities with what remains of its higher mankind. World-city and province–the two basic ideas of every civilization–bring up a wholly new form-problem of History, the very problem that we are living through today with hardly the remotest conception of its immensity. In place of a world, there is a city, a point, in which the whole life of broad regions is collecting while the rest dries up. In place of a type-true people, born of and grown on the soil, there is new sort of nomad, cohering unstably in fluid masses, the parasitical city dweller, traditionless, utterly matter-of-fact, religionless, clever, unfruitful, deeply contemptuous of the countryman and especially that highest form of countryman, the country gentleman. This is a very great stride towards the inorganic, towards the end–what does it signify?

        The world-city means cosmopolitanism in place of “home” . . . To the world-city belongs not a folk but a mob. Its uncomprehending hostility to all the traditions representative of the culture (nobility, church, privileges, dynasties, convention in art and limits of knowledge in science), the keen and cold intelligence that confounds the wisdom of the peasant, the new- fashioned naturalism that in relation to all matters of sex and society goes back far to quite primitive instincts and conditions, the reappearance of the panem et circenses in the form of wage-disputes and sports stadia–all these things betoken the definite closing down of the Culture and the opening of a quite new phase of human existence–anti-provincial, late, futureless, but quite inevitable.

        This is what has to be viewed, and not with the eyes of the partisan, the ideologue, the up-to-date moralist, not from this or that “standpoint,” but in a high, time-free perspective embracing whole millennia of historical world-forms, if we are really to comprehend the great crisis of the present.

        • Thanks: Buzz Mohawk, Hail
        • Replies: @Hail
        Thank you.

        Good lines from Decline of the West, which reminds me why people think of Spengler in quasi-religious terms. He was a prophet (and seemingly self-consciously so).

        In place of a type-true people, born of and grown on the soil, there is new sort of nomad, cohering unstably in fluid masses, the parasitical city dweller, traditionless, utterly matter-of-fact, religionless, clever, unfruitful, deeply contemptuous of the countryman and especially that highest form of countryman, the country gentleman
         
        That sounds about right.

        Do we know if James Burnham had read Spengler when he wrote his influential Managerial Revolution in the 1940s, which makes many of the same arguments? I am thinking he did; but Burnham had up to thirty more years of observation to go on.

        Flash-forwarding to the present day, Michael Lind's brand-new book, which has a formal release date of yesterday (Jan. 21, 2020; 365 days before the first full-day of the next presidential term) is titled The New Class War, Saving Democracy from the Managerial Elite (2020). It has much of the same analysis and is much closer to (chronological) home, i.e., with lay of the land as it stands today, not the quasi-prophecy-work of Spengler in the 1910s thinking about the century upcoming century or two, not the work by Burham or others in the mid-20th century grasping at the emerging trends, but an overview of all that up to the here and now.

        From the publisher's summary of Michael Lind's book:

        [...] Western democracies are being torn apart by a new class war.

        In this controversial and groundbreaking new analysis, Michael Lind, one of America’s leading thinkers, debunks the idea that the insurgencies are primarily the result of bigotry, traces how the breakdown of mid-century class compromises between business and labor led to the conflict, and reveals the real battle lines.

        On one side is the managerial overclass—the university-credentialed elite that clusters in high-income hubs and dominates government, the economy and the culture. On the other side is the working class of the low-density heartlands—mostly, but not exclusively, native and white.

        The two classes clash over immigration, trade, the environment, and social values, and the managerial class has had the upper hand. As a result of the half-century decline of the institutions that once empowered the working class, power has shifted to the institutions the overclass controls: corporations, executive and judicial branches, universities, and the media.

        The class war can resolve in one of three ways:

        • The triumph of the overclass, resulting in a high-tech caste system.
        • The empowerment of populist, resulting in no constructive reforms
        • A class compromise that provides the working class with real power

        Lind argues that Western democracies must incorporate working-class majorities of all races, ethnicities, and creeds into decision making in politics, the economy, and culture. Only this class compromise can avert a never-ending cycle of clashes between oligarchs and populists and save democracy.
         
        Excellent analysis but an impractical-seeming solution.

        If Steve Sailer is taking recommendations for books to review, this is one.

        The excellent long-form commenter Counterinsurgency, who has been quiet lately, often wrote about much the same, and using the same frame of analysis and terms. (Counterinsurgency, if you're out there, come back; your contributions are missed.)

        Spengler again:

        the great crisis of the present.
         
        To think, "the present" when he was writing was the 1910s, and he began the book before the summer 1914 diplomatic crisis and the terrible and unnecessary 1914–1918 war. Spengler was born in 1880; many of those reading his words in 2020 were born a full century later and more.
      248. Anonymous[532] • Disclaimer says:
        @Whiskey
        Nope, I argued i like putting gas in my car and good on my table. You might prefer only one. That's mostly to Israel detriment no more Saddam counterweight to Iran but like I said I like affordable gas. You might be St Greta and want 60 buck gas.

        Israel is pretty much doomed. But it's apartheid state should be a model.

        I want gas expensive enough long enough we can build out natural gas vehicle infrastructure. We’ve gone backwards since 2008. High gasoline and diesel fuel means freight on rails and union craft railroad hiring. Honda has quit selling CNG vehicles in the US and Ford only sells medium duties with the crummy overpriced Westport Cummins engine.

      249. @Old Palo Altan
        This is a sideways attack on Laurence Fox, son of James Fox of the famous thespian dynasty, and an actor of some accomplishment himself.

        He is riding the crest of a wave of approval among people of sanity (something like people of colour, only less numerous), having recently slapped down an odious Leftist harridan who called him a beneficiary of white male privilege whose opinions were therefore worthless. He has gone on to attack Sam Mendes for using Sikhs in 1917, given that none were present in the place and time of the film's actions.

        The Left, in and out of the BBC, have marked him as a new and dangerous enemy, and therefore one to be exemplarily destroyed.

        These are the first moves in that campaign.

        This Woke site has a piece on Laurence Fox by a classic Guardianista (she wishes) who I’ve never heard of.

        “The Dangerous Rise Of Men Who Won’t Date “Woke” Women”

        While she obviously hates us, she sounds just like Roissy at times:

        Manipulative, infuriatingly charming, superficial, lacking in integrity and yet almost universally alluring – we just can’t help ourselves. After every encounter, we swear off them. A week later, all it takes is a “what are you doing?” text and we go back for more … It’s not just that we’re all masochists… it’s that people who display what’s known as the Dark Triad of personality traits – Machiavellianism, narcissism and psychopathy – are incredibly attractive to us.

        “Why Boris Johnson Is Our Dark Triad Prime Minister”

        • Replies: @Steve Sailer
        Thanks.
      250. @Whiskey
        Nope. I'm bad racist #1. Rest assured I am on the shoot first list of Bernie Bros.

        I felt that and still do that securing ME oil required more than Clintons Operation Desert Fox

        You want a free lunch. Social peace but not paying for it. That means killing lots of people in the ME to keep the oil flowing. I'm ok with that. I have no pretense to morality.

        Your confusing me with someone else. I've always wanted birder enforcement. Just despair it can be achieved.

        We have no will or ability to close the borders and deport illegals. I want the practical. How to survive as the hated minority in America ... White men

        That means killing lots of people in the ME to keep the oil flowing. I’m ok with that. I have no pretense to morality.

        Not necessarily. Had FDR any vision the US could have easily colonized the southern shore of the Persian Gulf and marginalized the Saudis, Qataris, Emiratis, Kuwaitis instead of permitting them to grow unimaginably rich so they could fund the global spread of Wahabbi/Salafi Islam.

      251. @Reg Cæsar


        “Indeed, we need look to no farther than South Africa or Zimbabwe to see how whites are treated when they lose power.
         
        Well, what comes around goes around, right? Invade the world, invite the world. It wasn’t their land nor resources to begin with.
         
        South Africa wasn't the Bantus', either. Why is their manifest destiny any more holy than the Boers'?

        Most white people don’t think that way.
         
        Most white people don't think, period. Until it's too late.


        “We are leaving the Ideological Age and entering the Demographic Age.”
         
        You mean demographics are the result of competing and differing ideologies.
         
        No, they're the result of the sex act. Followed by post-coital, post-natal migrations.

        I’d forgotten about Kosher Corny. Does he still do his new immigrants are just like the Irish and Italians? Looks like he still does the “Not All Whites Think That” and My Fellow Whites schtick. He must has a couple of macros that he presses to save time.

        Actually, I owe that lying Matzah ball a thanks. He’s the one that made me realize that debate with the other side was pointless. Bless you for going round and round with him. Newbies need to see that he’s full of crap and just trying to gate keep. But we need to let them know that it’s time to move past debating those that hate us and to start organizing.

        I’ve started getting to know people like us in the real world. It’s liberating to realize that we don’t need to care what other tribes think of us. Why whites care in the first place is a mystery. In time, we’ll start forming political and advocacy groups, and, maybe even someday, our own communities, but I doubt that I’ll live to see that.

        So thanks Corny. Or should I say toda.

      252. @Peter Akuleyev
        I think you are right. “White” is already an obsolete term if you are talking about „privilege.“

        We know are being ruled by a globalist class which includes whites, Asians, Jews and even the occasional African. They all go to top schools, have 120+ IQs, and intermarry. Anti-white discrimination doesn’t really effect them because have enough intersectionality points to stay ahead of the activists. (Like Derbyshire‘s kids, or Ivanka‘s Jewish children.) Anti-white discrimination helps this class, in fact, because it prevents 130 IQ white kids from rural Michigan or Alabama (or Cracow or Leeds) from climbing the ladder and competing. The global class is also at home anywhere and prepared to move wherever the economic tides take them. Creating racial ties between China, India, the US, Europe and Israel is in their best interest.

        130 IQ white kids from rural Michigan or Alabama (or Cracow or Leeds) from climbing the ladder and competing.

        As one of these folks, I can tell you the, “Main Street, USA, ” programming was a significant impediment to success in the urban, corporate world.

        When you grow up in such small environs, there is little need to develop the skill of self-promotion.

        The area is so small and the competition is so sparse that word travels by itself.

      253. @Jack D
        Any time you have more than one caste you are going to need caste rules for edge cases. In South Africa they dealt with this by creating another caste for mixed race people but that ultimately didn't fix anything.

        Ultimately the problem was that separate but equal was not really equal. Maybe if the black schools were really as nice as the white ones the blacks wouldn't have wanted in as badly.

        Average underclass blacks did not care about schools very much and the genuinely talented tenth never had an issue.

      254. OT:

        Good God, you can’t watch a video on YouTube or a show on TV without seeing a Bloomberg commercial. We get it already.

      255. The constitution / bill of rights is rooted in natural law/natural rights philosophy.

        The civil rights act is based in positive rights: the right to the labor of others.

      256. @Reg Cæsar


        “Indeed, we need look to no farther than South Africa or Zimbabwe to see how whites are treated when they lose power.
         
        Well, what comes around goes around, right? Invade the world, invite the world. It wasn’t their land nor resources to begin with.
         
        South Africa wasn't the Bantus', either. Why is their manifest destiny any more holy than the Boers'?

        Most white people don’t think that way.
         
        Most white people don't think, period. Until it's too late.


        “We are leaving the Ideological Age and entering the Demographic Age.”
         
        You mean demographics are the result of competing and differing ideologies.
         
        No, they're the result of the sex act. Followed by post-coital, post-natal migrations.

        “South Africa wasn’t the Bantus’, either. Why is their manifest destiny any more holy than the Boers?”

        Except I never made that argument. Please NOTICE that Bantu-speaking peoples are not an homogenous group. They comprise more than a 100 million people who live in southern and central Africa and speak about 700 languages.

        “Most white people don’t think, period. Until it’s too late.”

        How anti-white and elitist of you to state! So, are you part of the group of whites who do “think”? What makes you this special type of white person?

      257. Caldwell offers cold comfort to anti-racist citizenist conservatives like myself: …

        Paging John Podhoretz.

        The War on Racism slowly but inevitably became the War of Racism, with whites as the designated racial inferiors: …

        I see, how unfortunate — from the point of view of Whites, anyway.

        So, what is to be done?

        How about we just plod on with ‘anti-racist citizenism’ and see what happens? — in case it’s nothing good (again from the point of view of Whites), we could all write our apologia, as well as our apologies to future generations of Whites, and put them in a time capsule.

        The post-1964 regime is based on rather obvious lies and libels.

        Again, rather unfortunate — unlike ‘anti-racist citizenism’ I guess, a sound ideology, even though it does embrace ‘diversity’, which seems odd in the face of a growing mountain of evidence showing that it’s ‘The Mother of All Problems’ when it comes to producing equal outcomes in a society maniacally obsessed with anti-intellectual and anti-scientific egalitarianism.

        Hence, it’s imaginable that intelligent and resolute Supreme Court justices and their clerks could bravely find a resolution that doesn’t take us back to Jim Crow but instead extends the current protections against racist oppression by the majority to the coming white minority.

        You have quite the imagination.

        • Replies: @Anonymous
        It’s imaginable in the sense it’s imaginable Jay Leno might loan me his three seat McLaren F1 so I could decide between the merits of chasing young stuff and being a cougar hunter by picking Natalie Hynde and Debbie Harry up at LAX and heading down to the Beverly Hilton for a threesome. I mean, it doesn’t involve time travel or faster than light movement.

        It’s just even less likely.
      258. @Citizen of a Silly Country

        OK, I mean this comment in a non snarky spirit, but how exactly (mechanisms, plausible causal pathways) are white people in the USA with 120+ IQs (precise floor debatable) threatened by the consequences of civil rights?
         
        How were 120+ IQ whites threatened by civil rights in Zimbabwe back in the day or South Africa today.

        But let me count the ways:

        1. I've personally seen many a minority promoted above 120+ whites
        2. My kids' school has plenty of blacks and Hispanics from subsidized housing that while only ~15% or 20% of the school slow things down and do occasionally cause real trouble.
        3. My 120+ father had to move out of his neighborhood because blacks were moving in

        Finally, 120+ IQ whites are smart enough to know about regression to the mean. My grandkids and great grandchildren are most definitely threatened by the brown horde.

        Sure they have solidarity with the losers, blah blah, (yes I’m cynical about that).
         
        Your cynicism is misplaced. Whites are an extended family. People care about family. That you can't understand that is sad.

        How about this for an alternative view: the powers that be would be delighted see the tone of these comments because it distracts from a ‘real’ social process (convergence) and diverts energies to a hysterical fantasy of white loser-dom that isn’t going to happen.
         
        The TPTB aren't worried about some multi-culti, workers' kumbaya. TPTB are worried about what they've always been worried about: Whites rediscovering their identity. You're living in the past.

        We're leaving the Ideological Age and entering the Demographic Age.

        Mostly agree. Nam’s will eventually rebel against the system, but I think it will look more like Venezuela than Zimbabwe or South Africa. Most latinos are more similar to whites than they are to blacks and identify more with us. However they will vote for color blindish socialism(which will fail) after being unable to succeed under capitalism.

        • Replies: @Desiderius
        Dot Indians are a bigger problem than Blacks.
      259. @Lot
        “ Time for White men to bring down the system, make i t a disaster, and force an Israeli solution. Non Whites can live here but not vote or be in the police or military.”

        1. People of all races can vote in Israel. About 22% of Israeli citizens are Arabs. Another small share are Druze and Samaritans and Baha'is.

        2. The nationalist right in Israel took power from the left by winning elections.

        3. At least part of the reason Trump won was reaction against left wing violence, things like BLM thugs rioting, shutting down highways during rushhour. (Black Brunch though was just funny!)

        https://weaselzippers.us/wp-content/uploads/2015/01/B6c2K59CcAAYZK6-338x450.jpg

        https://i.imgur.com/twmCWRW_d.jpg?maxwidth=640&shape=thumb&fidelity=medium

        arab voting in israel is ceremonial because they are excluded from forming governments. It’s functionally identical to not being able to vote in national elections as far as I know.

        • Replies: @Steve Sailer
        Functionally, Arab voters in Israel can stop Likud from forming a government.
      260. @bigdicknick
        arab voting in israel is ceremonial because they are excluded from forming governments. It's functionally identical to not being able to vote in national elections as far as I know.

        Functionally, Arab voters in Israel can stop Likud from forming a government.

        • Replies: @Reg Cæsar

        Functionally, Arab voters in Israel can stop Likud from forming a government.
         
        Getting too involved in politics could put their draft exemption at risk. As "Haredi" girls found after taking selfies at shellfish restaurants, and posting them on Zuckbook.
        , @bigdicknick
        not all of my posts are technically correct, but their truthiness levels are always off the charts.
      261. @Steve Sailer
        Functionally, Arab voters in Israel can stop Likud from forming a government.

        Functionally, Arab voters in Israel can stop Likud from forming a government.

        Getting too involved in politics could put their draft exemption at risk. As “Haredi” girls found after taking selfies at shellfish restaurants, and posting them on Zuckbook.

      262. Caldwell’s book arrived on my Kindle 2 days ago, and I read it into the wee hours and finished it. It traces and interconnects the unravelings that have occurred since the 60s. The writing style is engaging, and unafraid. Even as an Unz reader who has become well informed thanks to the great Unz essayists and commentators, I nonetheless learned info I had never known, or had forgotten. And, I had not considered many of the connections. I think that even the many Unz people who are more informed than I am will still learn important information and interconnections.

      263. @Reg Cæsar

        They tend to be pretty alpha (see Richard Dawson) so that would follow. His predecessor Woollery of course is too.
         
        Dawson was a pretty vocal lefty. He marched at Selma.

        So slobbering all over the girls on Family Feud was more Georgie Porgie/Weinstein than Casanova.

        And then there’s Chuck Barris and Alex Trebek.

      264. Speaking of entitled Americans, this one feels himself up to questioning Latin Americans in their homeland:

        Ecuadorian Equatorial Pseudoscience

        Would he go to Poniatowski, Wisconsin, and tell the locals their beloved marker needs to be moved?

        Oh, wait…:

        45 X 90 Geographical Marker–The center of the only hemisphere that awards visitors with a commemorative coin.

        https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/45×90_points#45°N,_90°W

      265. @bigdicknick
        Mostly agree. Nam's will eventually rebel against the system, but I think it will look more like Venezuela than Zimbabwe or South Africa. Most latinos are more similar to whites than they are to blacks and identify more with us. However they will vote for color blindish socialism(which will fail) after being unable to succeed under capitalism.

        Dot Indians are a bigger problem than Blacks.

      266. Steve Sailer is wrong with his “citizenist” bilge especially when non-whites put race before nation and always will.

        I’m literally breathless that a conservative like Caldwell has finally come to the conclusion that the 1964 Civil Rights Act has supplanted the Constitution, facilitated an all out war on whites and white racial interests mostly via the judiciary and must be repealed. But at this point that has a snowball’s chance in hell. It’s more likely that secession will happen than “our” legislators correct a grievous wrong against the shrinking white majority.

        Establishment cons these usually wax eloquently about their love for MLK and civil rights. Even Ann Coulter goes completely stupid on this subject and believes the 1964 CRA was a necessary evil and that blacks still deserve special treatment and set asides.

      267. Babu Indians are a pain in the ass. Cut off their immigration completely.

      268. @Hail

        when we’d go to white outfit affairs and they’d be singing TBTM
         
        Ian Stuart (1957–1993) did several cover versions of the song that proved popular, as did a Swedish singer named Saga (1975–).

        (For those who don't know, Ian Stuart was of the UK punk band Skrewdriver, which was rising fast in the late 1970s in British punk music until the band members came out as National Front supporters, at which time the record industry, previously throwing money at them, was pressured to cut them off, no doubt citing the time-honored tradition of pour encourager les autres; Ian Stuart and Skrewdriver went on to considerable underground success in the 1980s and beyond. I see the "Tomorrow Belongs to Me" cover was first released on one of their albums in 1984. By the very end of the 1980s, Ian Stuart was beginning to move away from the right-wing 'Skinhead' subculture he'd help create, at which time he recorded his second, softer version of "Tomorrow Belongs to Me.")

        The Counter Currents writer Andrew Hamilton wrote a full article on the subject: "Tomorrow Belongs to Me" (2011):

        Ian Stuart’s and Saga’s interpretations of “Tomorrow Belongs to Me” might be characterized as reverse engineering, or even reverse culture distortion: a song by Jews intended to convey an anti-white message has been transmuted into an explicitly pro-white anthem.
         
        Trevor Lynch (2019) on "Tomorrow Belongs to Me" as it appears in the film Cabaret:

        The song is pure, calculated kitsch, the product of two Jewish songwriters, and yet it is better—and seems sincerer and more real—than anything else in the film. The scene is crushingly unsubtle, an exercise in ritualistic goy-hatred. These Hollywood Nazis are supposed to seem sinister and repellent, but they are infinitely healthier and more appealing than the smug and decadent Max and Brian, much less anything on stage at the Kit Kat Klub.
         
        See below for both versions and the Saga version (anything by either of those artists tends to lack a long lifespan on Youtube, so if by chance you're reading this in 2021 or 2023 or later still, sorry):

        1984 version:

        https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qg3IF-HUVtM

        1991(?) version:

        https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Om-hTv7Eofc

        Saga version (ca.2002?):

        https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rQOiO5Wxgww

        https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i520A1CJUp8

        note: When clicking on the last video, I was given this Youtube advertisement:

        "Mike Bloomberg is the ONLY candidate who has never taken a PENNY from any special interest. Ever. Independence. It's the way MIKE will get it done."
         
        Thanks for the info, Bloomberg campaign, but dropping this ad on this particular video may have been a slight miss!

        Short lifespan on YouTube is why you need to download and keep the good stuff.

      269. @jack daniels
        PS to my previous comment: According to Pew Research Jews self-identify as 94% pro-choice. Additionally, the biggest donors to the GOP are all Jews-- and indeed many describe themselves as 'socially liberal.' How often do you see that mentioned in 'respectable' publications? Yet it goes most of the way to explain why the pro-life movement never gets sincere and effective support from Republican politicians (or Democrats.)

        The Pew figure is 83% (roughly the same as Buddhists and Episcopalians) and the question is whether abortion should be legal or illegal, not whether one is self-described as “pro-choice”.

        https://www.pewresearch.org/fact-tank/2018/01/22/american-religious-groups-vary-widely-in-their-views-of-abortion/ft_18-01-19_abortionreligiousgroups/

        Additionally, the ultra-Orthodox Jewish community, a significantly growing population and much more likely to hold conservative views, is systematically undercounted in polling.

      270. Anonymous[532] • Disclaimer says:
        @eah
        Caldwell offers cold comfort to anti-racist citizenist conservatives like myself: ...

        Paging John Podhoretz.

        The War on Racism slowly but inevitably became the War of Racism, with whites as the designated racial inferiors: ...

        I see, how unfortunate -- from the point of view of Whites, anyway.

        So, what is to be done?

        How about we just plod on with 'anti-racist citizenism' and see what happens? -- in case it's nothing good (again from the point of view of Whites), we could all write our apologia, as well as our apologies to future generations of Whites, and put them in a time capsule.

        The post-1964 regime is based on rather obvious lies and libels.

        Again, rather unfortunate -- unlike 'anti-racist citizenism' I guess, a sound ideology, even though it does embrace 'diversity', which seems odd in the face of a growing mountain of evidence showing that it's 'The Mother of All Problems' when it comes to producing equal outcomes in a society maniacally obsessed with anti-intellectual and anti-scientific egalitarianism.

        Hence, it’s imaginable that intelligent and resolute Supreme Court justices and their clerks could bravely find a resolution that doesn’t take us back to Jim Crow but instead extends the current protections against racist oppression by the majority to the coming white minority.

        You have quite the imagination.

        It’s imaginable in the sense it’s imaginable Jay Leno might loan me his three seat McLaren F1 so I could decide between the merits of chasing young stuff and being a cougar hunter by picking Natalie Hynde and Debbie Harry up at LAX and heading down to the Beverly Hilton for a threesome. I mean, it doesn’t involve time travel or faster than light movement.

        It’s just even less likely.

        • Replies: @donvonburg
        Are you living in 1998 or something?

        Natalie is at the age where she could be, if so inclined, a cougar-usually that means 35 to 50 or so, Debbie is in "Golden Girls" territory now.

        From what I've seen of the videos of this Natalie you've posted, she is playing for the other team anyway. As well as being obsessed with the occult. I've had to deal with a couple of people who got themselves tangled up in this kind of thing by virtue of getting involved with, usually, a woman who is involved with this and it's been pretty scary. Once you open the wrong door sometimes there is no closing it.
      271. @Pickle Rick
        The “Jim Crow” era, as you seem to sneeringly put it, isn’t long gone. My mother remembers quite well growing up in the segregated South. It wasn’t Byzantine. It was simple. Her exact words-

        “We had our places, and they had theirs. In public, they behaved themselves.”

        I can remember going shopping in downtown Nashville as a small child. And visiting relatives who lived in Birmingham, including a trip to the Birmingham zoo. I think it was a Saturday afternoon. Very nice.

        Around 12 years ago I went with a friend who lives in Alabama to a gun show at the Birmingham convention center. Afterward we drove through downtown Birmingham, mostly deserted around 2 pm Saturday.

      272. «I’ve never felt any regard for the long-gone Jim Crow era, which I’ve always found almost Hindu-like in its grotesque caste rules.»

        Well, Steve grew up in Sherman Oaks, where there were lots of Jews but no Negroes. He heard rumblings about the Prejudiced South on the television set, but it’s not something he saw or experienced.

        If you weren’t there, you really can’t judge it, because all you got was misinformation.

        There were no Hindu-like caste rules. Restaurants, laundromats and public accommodations were Whites Only, else they were patronized by nonwhites (note: no East Asians in those days, so leave them out).

        It was really very simple.

        Exactly the same situation obtained in the rest of the country, only you didn’t generally have sizable numbers of Negroes, so you weren’t aware it was going on. You didn’t have separate restrooms and water fountains because you didn’t have need for them. Your stuff was ALL Whites Only.

        In the South it was different.

        As for such expressions as “The Jim Crow Era” and “The Jim Crow South,” those are latter-day appellations popularized by newspaper columnists and race-hustling academics and politicians. They’re invented history. Nobody used the expressions at the time. They first turn up in militant Black newspapers in the 1970s.

        • Agree: Buzz Mohawk
        • Replies: @istevefan
        People who slam the south seem to forget that the famous Supreme Court desegregation ruling, Brown vs Board of Education, was about schools in Kansas. That very same Kansas which fought for the Union and to this day refers to itself as the Free State.
      273. @Citizen of a Silly Country
        Yeah, I love Steve, and he'll be on our Mount Rushmore someday, but I feel like he won't make turn to what's coming.

        Maybe he views his role as ferryman for incoming Joe Normie CivNats who need his laid back, debate style to help make the journey to the other side. At least, that's what I hope Steve is doing. If he really believes that we can reason (or vote) or way out of this, he needs to take a hard look at our world and his beliefs.

        It's tough to admit that a loved one is dying (and what once was the United States is definitely dying), but pretending that it's not happening doesn't help anyone. It's time to think about what comes next.

        Yes, history is just one long series of invaders treating the defeated kindly. Indeed, we need look to no farther than South Africa or Zimbabwe to see how whites are treated when they lose power.

        Then. Don’t. Lose. Power. It’s not freaking rocket science. Who said anything about kindness? It’s not like the courts are all Black (your hang-up – the one black justice is the best one) or Dot Indian (the real threat). It’s a simple matter of making better decisions – stop trying to make a quick buck at the expense of/lord it over fellow citizens, raise more and better children.

        Being shot at and missed has a way of focusing the mind.

        I feel like he won’t make turn to what’s coming.

        As I figured, all feels. How effeminate.

        What comes next is taking our fucking country back you pants-pissing little dipshit. Go peddle your black pills to your Dork Right not-so-beautiful losers, there’s no market for them here. There’s no white identity to rediscover, you historical illiterate. You’re trading in an American identity with 70% support for a new made-up one that’s been actively demonized for all our lives. Might as well put a kick-me sign on your own ample backside.

        America not doomed after all – interweb sandwich-board wearers hardest hit.

        • Replies: @Corvinus
        "What comes next is taking our fucking country back you pants-pissing little dipshit."

        Who is this "our"? It is my country as well. So how you plan to take it back other than lamenting on a blog?
      274. @theMann
        it is: Vla-DEEM-er Na-BOKE-ef more or less.


        Having read Zashchina Luzhina, Podvig, Pale Fire, Lolita, and Pnin, let me help you all out here:

        Nabokov is the second most overrated writer in the history of over rated writers and that is only because the truly immortally boring Melville has the number one spot locked up......forever. If you ever feel the need to read either one of them, it would be less painful to watch paint dry....while whacking yourself in the nuts with a copy of The Confidence Man: his Masquerade.


        And Civil Wrongs Laws aren't just an attack on free association, they are gun aimed at the truth itself.

        I agree re Melville, but Joseph Conrad’s boringness is as deadly as Chris Kyle.

      275. @jane weir
        «I’ve never felt any regard for the long-gone Jim Crow era, which I’ve always found almost Hindu-like in its grotesque caste rules.»

        Well, Steve grew up in Sherman Oaks, where there were lots of Jews but no Negroes. He heard rumblings about the Prejudiced South on the television set, but it's not something he saw or experienced.

        If you weren't there, you really can't judge it, because all you got was misinformation.

        There were no Hindu-like caste rules. Restaurants, laundromats and public accommodations were Whites Only, else they were patronized by nonwhites (note: no East Asians in those days, so leave them out).

        It was really very simple.

        Exactly the same situation obtained in the rest of the country, only you didn't generally have sizable numbers of Negroes, so you weren't aware it was going on. You didn't have separate restrooms and water fountains because you didn't have need for them. Your stuff was ALL Whites Only.

        In the South it was different.

        As for such expressions as "The Jim Crow Era" and "The Jim Crow South," those are latter-day appellations popularized by newspaper columnists and race-hustling academics and politicians. They're invented history. Nobody used the expressions at the time. They first turn up in militant Black newspapers in the 1970s.

        People who slam the south seem to forget that the famous Supreme Court desegregation ruling, Brown vs Board of Education, was about schools in Kansas. That very same Kansas which fought for the Union and to this day refers to itself as the Free State.

      276. @George
        "The Age of Entitlement"
        I was hoping it was about repealing Social Security.

        Mark Blyth Explains "Ok Boomer"

        https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jjbWLK3_vXc

        What do they call that? Woke History? That’s un-watchable, un-listenable. And some fabricated fantasy story…

        Looks like a classroom being led by an out-of-shape phys ed instructor. Pity anyone paying for that…

      277. @Jack D
        But the horrors the segregationists predicted did not come to pass. Since the end of Jim Crow the South has thrived.

        Since the end of Jim Crow the South has thrived

        Example of thriving under integration:

        [July 30, 2019]

        Walmart shooting in Mississippi: Police identify man who killed 2 and wounded 2

        A gunman described as a disgruntled Walmart employee fatally shot two co-workers and wounded a police officer before he was shot and arrested

        Southaven Mayor…described Abram as a disgruntled worker with a grievance against his employer. …the man was suspended on Monday after pulling a knife on a customer.

        Mug
        Victims

        No indication if the customer said [intelligent and attractive African American].

        Also, muh GDP.

      278. @silviosilver
        I am 100% pro-segregation, so that's not my problem with Jim Crow. But I think racial attitudes towards blacks at the time were unnecessarily harsh. I don't just mean against civil rights agitators, I mean in general, all throughout the first half of the 20th century. I imagine if I were black at that time, it would be almost impossibly difficult not to view the country I lived in as my enemy. You know, I get it - you've got your part of town, I've got mine, but why go out of your way to degrade me, humiliate me, make me your enemy? Especially when with just a few small changes you could make me your friend. That would have been a smarter way to proceed, rather than an all-or-nothing approach that ultimately saw segregation abandoned and white society wrecked. Well, I wasn't around at the time, so that's just my impression.

        If you spend some time reading primary sources, as opposed to the Romeo and Juliet desegregation porn that came out of Hollywood much later, I think you’ll find that most blacks in the Jim Crow south actually didn’t consider it a really big deal, and most whites got along just fine with most blacks, as is generally the case when neighbors have sturdy fences. Race relations are much worse today than they were then.

        The idea that all or even most blacks lived in misery is retconned progressive fiction, much like the idea that chaste white women everywhere were deeply in love with black men but cruelly restricted from marrying. It’s all fiction. Jim Crow was draconian at times, but aside from the usual extremists and malcontents on the fringes, there’s not much evidence of widespread dissatisfaction on either side.

      279. @MikeatMikedotMike
        "In contrast, I’ve never felt any regard for the long-gone Jim Crow era, which I’ve always found almost Hindu-like in its grotesque caste rules."

        I don't see how taking measures to restore access to the right of freedom of association (if that includes repealing the CRA 1964, aka the Jim Snow era, then so be it) must preclude that a new Jim Crow era would emerge. This isn't a binary issue.

        Jim Crow were laws that restricted individual's rights to freely associate. CRA 1964 were merely different laws that restricted different people's rights to freely associate.

        How about we get rid of all the laws that restrict the right to freely associate and let individuals decide who they live and do business with.

        Jim Crow were laws that restricted individual’s rights to freely associate

        LOL, there were whites wanted be around Blacks.

      280. @syonredux
        South Asian David Copperfield:


        https://www.buryfreepress.co.uk/_media/img/7H7QBZH341K9N6Z84MGH.jpg


        Black Achilles:

        https://cdn1.neoskosmos.com/uploads/sites/2/2018/01/achille-feat-820x430.jpg




        https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nLJginDfA7U

        Don’t forget Dev Patel is playing Gawain in the upcoming Green Knight movie. Didn’t you know that even in medieaval European myths there were indians?

      281. @Steve Sailer
        Functionally, Arab voters in Israel can stop Likud from forming a government.

        not all of my posts are technically correct, but their truthiness levels are always off the charts.

      282. the reactionary conclusion that the only salvation for American conservatism is to repeal the sainted 1964 Civil Rights Act and restore the constitutional right to freedom of association

        No matter what valid arguments Caldwell makes, the most reactionary passages in the book will be used against him. Even if he explicitly declares that he does not wish to return to Jim Crow, his opponents will lie that this is what he is advocating.

        In the prevailing culture, whiteness was a lower spiritual state, associated with moral unfitness and shame, and it was hereditary. Whiteness was a “bloody heirloom,” as [Ta-Nehisi] Coates wrote….

        Most conservatives simply ignore the juvenile drivel written by Coates, and the anti-white hatred of so many “liberal” journalists. Caldwell is actually responding – good for him!

        It ought to be socially unacceptable to blame whites for everybody else’s problems – just as it is to blame Jews or blacks.

        Much of what we have called “polarization” or “incivility” in recent years is something more grave—it is the disagreement over which of the two constitutions shall prevail: the de jure constitution of 1788, with all the traditional forms of jurisprudential legitimacy and centuries of American culture behind it; or the de facto constitution of 1964, which lacks this traditional kind of legitimacy but commands the near-unanimous endorsements of judicial elites and civic educators and the passionate allegiance of those who received it as a liberation.

        There should be no doubt at all which constitution should prevail: the courts should strike down those parts of the “de facto” constitution that conflict with the real, i.e. “de jure” constitution. But the “near-unanimous endorsements of judicial elites” means that judges have opted not to do their job.

        Hence, it’s imaginable that intelligent and resolute Supreme Court justices and their clerks could bravely find a resolution that doesn’t take us back to Jim Crow but instead extends the current protections against racist oppression by the majority to the coming white minority.

        It’s imaginable but, unfortunately, for reasons given above I think the probability is not high.

        It is more likely that the coming white minority will continue to be treated as a “bloody heirloom” and a useful scapegoat for the failures of the new regime. I do not know what kind of society the USA will be at the end of this century (if our species has not wiped itself out by then) but I predict that the NYT will still be running the same kind of anti-white op-eds that it does today.

      283. @R.G. Camara
        For whites, there are actually four possible outcomes:

        1. Destruction

        2. Reconquista

        3. Fleeing to nations where they will be protected.

        4. Break up of the U.S. into ethnic states, whites forming one or more of them.


        Quite frankly, 2 and 4 seem the most likely.

        I don't think 2 would take place except if one white ethnic group were unified enough to assert itself. "Whites" aren't a group but a race; but Irish, Italians, etc.can unite to others of their ethnic group. The Irish are the largest white ethnic group (or maybe # 2 behind German-Americans, who I don't see as having much ethnic cohesion). The Irish have some remaining ethnic cohesion (St. Patrick's day, famine/Ellis island stories, some small neighborhoods in major cities), and the fact that many are large rough men employed in police work and the military. (You'll note, for example, how much Hollywood media heaps disdain on St. Patrick's day---as if to make it too gauche and unpopular, and therefore drive down Irish ethnic cohesion).

        Italians, though smaller in number, are more ethnically cohesive, and are also heavily involved in rough police work and the military. (Insert joke about Mafia rough work here).

        The two could unite and form a group that could ethnically cleanse the nation. But that's a long shot.

        4 is the most likely. California is lost, as are much of the coastal cities. The interior can form a superstate. A break up might result in peaceful ethnic cleansing, or at least some kind of stability akin to the gothic kingdoms that replaced the Western roman empire.

        4. Break up of the U.S. into ethnic states, whites forming one or more of them.

        It won’t work if whites attempt to succeed from the USA. The only way you are going to do this is to somehow “persuade” blacks to succeed from America. You don’t have to use force to do this. In face, using force is a surefire way to make this not work.

      284. As I understand it, “Jim Crow” refers to legally enforced, not voluntary, segregation. Repeal of the Civil Rights Act would not re-establish enforced segregation.

      285. @R.G. Camara
        For whites, there are actually four possible outcomes:

        1. Destruction

        2. Reconquista

        3. Fleeing to nations where they will be protected.

        4. Break up of the U.S. into ethnic states, whites forming one or more of them.


        Quite frankly, 2 and 4 seem the most likely.

        I don't think 2 would take place except if one white ethnic group were unified enough to assert itself. "Whites" aren't a group but a race; but Irish, Italians, etc.can unite to others of their ethnic group. The Irish are the largest white ethnic group (or maybe # 2 behind German-Americans, who I don't see as having much ethnic cohesion). The Irish have some remaining ethnic cohesion (St. Patrick's day, famine/Ellis island stories, some small neighborhoods in major cities), and the fact that many are large rough men employed in police work and the military. (You'll note, for example, how much Hollywood media heaps disdain on St. Patrick's day---as if to make it too gauche and unpopular, and therefore drive down Irish ethnic cohesion).

        Italians, though smaller in number, are more ethnically cohesive, and are also heavily involved in rough police work and the military. (Insert joke about Mafia rough work here).

        The two could unite and form a group that could ethnically cleanse the nation. But that's a long shot.

        4 is the most likely. California is lost, as are much of the coastal cities. The interior can form a superstate. A break up might result in peaceful ethnic cleansing, or at least some kind of stability akin to the gothic kingdoms that replaced the Western roman empire.

        It seems to me that No. 4 is our only chance to survive, R.G., and it’s a slim one at that.

      286. @Lot
        “ Time for White men to bring down the system, make i t a disaster, and force an Israeli solution. Non Whites can live here but not vote or be in the police or military.”

        1. People of all races can vote in Israel. About 22% of Israeli citizens are Arabs. Another small share are Druze and Samaritans and Baha'is.

        2. The nationalist right in Israel took power from the left by winning elections.

        3. At least part of the reason Trump won was reaction against left wing violence, things like BLM thugs rioting, shutting down highways during rushhour. (Black Brunch though was just funny!)

        https://weaselzippers.us/wp-content/uploads/2015/01/B6c2K59CcAAYZK6-338x450.jpg

        https://i.imgur.com/twmCWRW_d.jpg?maxwidth=640&shape=thumb&fidelity=medium

        Anti-Semetic sneers aside. I think there is a very powerful reason why Israel has not succumbed to the fate of South Africa. Ilana Mercer would say that Jews are not hampered by Christian “guilt” and sentimentality. That might be part of the reason. However, there is something else.

        Srdja Trifkovic once argued that the white Boer of South Africa did these 3 things that guaranteed their destruction.

        1. The white population – no more than 15 % of South Africa – attempted to take 85% of the land. They really thought that they would forever be able to keep the black African natives under their heel.
        2. To make matters worse, the Boer employed a large number of black natives as “guest workers” with second class status.
        3. The Boer also restricted immigration from other European countries, so as not to endanger their fragile majority.

        Israel was not foolish enough to do this. They welcomed Jews from all over the world. Yes, there are a number of ultra- Orthodox Jews who want to expand Israel from Syria to the Euphrates of Iraq to the Nile in Egypt. However, they are seen as loons. If their directives were followed, Israel would be forced to grant citizenship to a Muslim population ten times as numerous as the Jewish populace.

      287. @silviosilver
        I am 100% pro-segregation, so that's not my problem with Jim Crow. But I think racial attitudes towards blacks at the time were unnecessarily harsh. I don't just mean against civil rights agitators, I mean in general, all throughout the first half of the 20th century. I imagine if I were black at that time, it would be almost impossibly difficult not to view the country I lived in as my enemy. You know, I get it - you've got your part of town, I've got mine, but why go out of your way to degrade me, humiliate me, make me your enemy? Especially when with just a few small changes you could make me your friend. That would have been a smarter way to proceed, rather than an all-or-nothing approach that ultimately saw segregation abandoned and white society wrecked. Well, I wasn't around at the time, so that's just my impression.

        White America should have dealt with Malcolm X in the 60’s rather than the commie MLK. Malcolm X preached not just separation but also thrift, hard work, temperance, and other middle class values. We might have a more functional black populace within our nation today rather than the welfare ghetto.

        • Replies: @silviosilver
        Well, we can coulda, shoulda, woulda all day, but it won't change much. How about the here and now? Whether they're functional or welfare ghetto, wouldn't you, deep down, prefer to be apart from them? After all, appreciation of diversity is mostly a function (exponential function, actually) of distance - it looks splendid at a thousand miles, godawful at ten feet.
      288. @Kaplan Turqweather
        The transition from Culture to Civilization was acocmplished for the Classical world in the fourth, for the Western in the nineteenth century. Form these periods onward the great intellectual decisions take place, no longer all over the world where not a hamlet is too small to be unimportant, but in three or four world-cities that have absorbed into themselves the whole content of History, while the old wide landscape of the Culture, become merely provincial, served only to feed the cities with what remains of its higher mankind. World-city and province--the two basic ideas of every civilization--bring up a wholly new form-problem of History, the very problem that we are living through today with hardly the remotest conception of its immensity. In place of a world, there is a city, a point, in which the whole life of broad regions is collecting while the rest dries up. In place of a type-true people, born of and grown on the soil, there is new sort of nomad, cohering unstably in fluid masses, the parasitical city dweller, traditionless, utterly matter-of-fact, religionless, clever, unfruitful, deeply contemptuous of the countryman and especially that highest form of countryman, the country gentleman. This is a very great stride towards the inorganic, towards the end--what does it signify?

        The world-city means cosmopolitanism in place of "home" . . . To the world-city belongs not a folk but a mob. Its uncomprehending hostility to all the traditions representative of the culture (nobility, church, privileges, dynasties, convention in art and limits of knowledge in science), the keen and cold intelligence that confounds the wisdom of the peasant, the new- fashioned naturalism that in relation to all matters of sex and society goes back far to quite primitive instincts and conditions, the reappearance of the panem et circenses in the form of wage-disputes and sports stadia--all these things betoken the definite closing down of the Culture and the opening of a quite new phase of human existence--anti-provincial, late, futureless, but quite inevitable.

        This is what has to be viewed, and not with the eyes of the partisan, the ideologue, the up-to-date moralist, not from this or that "standpoint," but in a high, time-free perspective embracing whole millennia of historical world-forms, if we are really to comprehend the great crisis of the present.

        Thank you.

        Good lines from Decline of the West, which reminds me why people think of Spengler in quasi-religious terms. He was a prophet (and seemingly self-consciously so).

        In place of a type-true people, born of and grown on the soil, there is new sort of nomad, cohering unstably in fluid masses, the parasitical city dweller, traditionless, utterly matter-of-fact, religionless, clever, unfruitful, deeply contemptuous of the countryman and especially that highest form of countryman, the country gentleman

        That sounds about right.

        Do we know if James Burnham had read Spengler when he wrote his influential Managerial Revolution in the 1940s, which makes many of the same arguments? I am thinking he did; but Burnham had up to thirty more years of observation to go on.

        Flash-forwarding to the present day, Michael Lind’s brand-new book, which has a formal release date of yesterday (Jan. 21, 2020; 365 days before the first full-day of the next presidential term) is titled The New Class War, Saving Democracy from the Managerial Elite (2020). It has much of the same analysis and is much closer to (chronological) home, i.e., with lay of the land as it stands today, not the quasi-prophecy-work of Spengler in the 1910s thinking about the century upcoming century or two, not the work by Burham or others in the mid-20th century grasping at the emerging trends, but an overview of all that up to the here and now.

        From the publisher’s summary of Michael Lind’s book:

        […] Western democracies are being torn apart by a new class war.

        In this controversial and groundbreaking new analysis, Michael Lind, one of America’s leading thinkers, debunks the idea that the insurgencies are primarily the result of bigotry, traces how the breakdown of mid-century class compromises between business and labor led to the conflict, and reveals the real battle lines.

        On one side is the managerial overclass—the university-credentialed elite that clusters in high-income hubs and dominates government, the economy and the culture. On the other side is the working class of the low-density heartlands—mostly, but not exclusively, native and white.

        The two classes clash over immigration, trade, the environment, and social values, and the managerial class has had the upper hand. As a result of the half-century decline of the institutions that once empowered the working class, power has shifted to the institutions the overclass controls: corporations, executive and judicial branches, universities, and the media.

        The class war can resolve in one of three ways:

        • The triumph of the overclass, resulting in a high-tech caste system.
        • The empowerment of populist, resulting in no constructive reforms
        • A class compromise that provides the working class with real power

        Lind argues that Western democracies must incorporate working-class majorities of all races, ethnicities, and creeds into decision making in politics, the economy, and culture. Only this class compromise can avert a never-ending cycle of clashes between oligarchs and populists and save democracy.

        Excellent analysis but an impractical-seeming solution.

        If Steve Sailer is taking recommendations for books to review, this is one.

        The excellent long-form commenter Counterinsurgency, who has been quiet lately, often wrote about much the same, and using the same frame of analysis and terms. (Counterinsurgency, if you’re out there, come back; your contributions are missed.)

        Spengler again:

        the great crisis of the present.

        To think, “the present” when he was writing was the 1910s, and he began the book before the summer 1914 diplomatic crisis and the terrible and unnecessary 1914–1918 war. Spengler was born in 1880; many of those reading his words in 2020 were born a full century later and more.

        • Replies: @Kaplan Turqweather
        I just finished reading Lind's book myself!

        Spengler's predictions of "Caesarism" and later the "Second Religiousness"(see Eric Kaufmann's 2010 book) seem to be on track as well.
        , @Desiderius

        Excellent analysis but an impractical-seeming solution.
         
        What's impractical about it? The salient feature of the managerial class is their utter incompetence. Once that incompetence is traced to its source - their being uprooted from the communities/families/traditions which raised them - then his proposed solution follows naturally.
        , @Old Palo Altan
        The abolition of fox-hunting in Britain back in the late '90s was a perfect expression of the blind incomprehension and hatred of Spengler's city dwellers against the ways and mores of the countryside and of its gentlemen and their retainers.

        The Volk crushed by the mob.
        , @Old Palo Altan
        ... and thank you for your excellent and comprehensive review on your own blog of this world we all inhabit in our various ways, from Steve on down to the most modest of commenters.
      289. @Hail
        Thank you.

        Good lines from Decline of the West, which reminds me why people think of Spengler in quasi-religious terms. He was a prophet (and seemingly self-consciously so).

        In place of a type-true people, born of and grown on the soil, there is new sort of nomad, cohering unstably in fluid masses, the parasitical city dweller, traditionless, utterly matter-of-fact, religionless, clever, unfruitful, deeply contemptuous of the countryman and especially that highest form of countryman, the country gentleman
         
        That sounds about right.

        Do we know if James Burnham had read Spengler when he wrote his influential Managerial Revolution in the 1940s, which makes many of the same arguments? I am thinking he did; but Burnham had up to thirty more years of observation to go on.

        Flash-forwarding to the present day, Michael Lind's brand-new book, which has a formal release date of yesterday (Jan. 21, 2020; 365 days before the first full-day of the next presidential term) is titled The New Class War, Saving Democracy from the Managerial Elite (2020). It has much of the same analysis and is much closer to (chronological) home, i.e., with lay of the land as it stands today, not the quasi-prophecy-work of Spengler in the 1910s thinking about the century upcoming century or two, not the work by Burham or others in the mid-20th century grasping at the emerging trends, but an overview of all that up to the here and now.

        From the publisher's summary of Michael Lind's book:

        [...] Western democracies are being torn apart by a new class war.

        In this controversial and groundbreaking new analysis, Michael Lind, one of America’s leading thinkers, debunks the idea that the insurgencies are primarily the result of bigotry, traces how the breakdown of mid-century class compromises between business and labor led to the conflict, and reveals the real battle lines.

        On one side is the managerial overclass—the university-credentialed elite that clusters in high-income hubs and dominates government, the economy and the culture. On the other side is the working class of the low-density heartlands—mostly, but not exclusively, native and white.

        The two classes clash over immigration, trade, the environment, and social values, and the managerial class has had the upper hand. As a result of the half-century decline of the institutions that once empowered the working class, power has shifted to the institutions the overclass controls: corporations, executive and judicial branches, universities, and the media.

        The class war can resolve in one of three ways:

        • The triumph of the overclass, resulting in a high-tech caste system.
        • The empowerment of populist, resulting in no constructive reforms
        • A class compromise that provides the working class with real power

        Lind argues that Western democracies must incorporate working-class majorities of all races, ethnicities, and creeds into decision making in politics, the economy, and culture. Only this class compromise can avert a never-ending cycle of clashes between oligarchs and populists and save democracy.
         
        Excellent analysis but an impractical-seeming solution.

        If Steve Sailer is taking recommendations for books to review, this is one.

        The excellent long-form commenter Counterinsurgency, who has been quiet lately, often wrote about much the same, and using the same frame of analysis and terms. (Counterinsurgency, if you're out there, come back; your contributions are missed.)

        Spengler again:

        the great crisis of the present.
         
        To think, "the present" when he was writing was the 1910s, and he began the book before the summer 1914 diplomatic crisis and the terrible and unnecessary 1914–1918 war. Spengler was born in 1880; many of those reading his words in 2020 were born a full century later and more.

        I just finished reading Lind’s book myself!

        Spengler’s predictions of “Caesarism” and later the “Second Religiousness”(see Eric Kaufmann’s 2010 book) seem to be on track as well.

      290. @theMann
        it is: Vla-DEEM-er Na-BOKE-ef more or less.


        Having read Zashchina Luzhina, Podvig, Pale Fire, Lolita, and Pnin, let me help you all out here:

        Nabokov is the second most overrated writer in the history of over rated writers and that is only because the truly immortally boring Melville has the number one spot locked up......forever. If you ever feel the need to read either one of them, it would be less painful to watch paint dry....while whacking yourself in the nuts with a copy of The Confidence Man: his Masquerade.


        And Civil Wrongs Laws aren't just an attack on free association, they are gun aimed at the truth itself.

        Melville wrote some decent pieces: Typee, Omoo, Bartleby the Scrivener.

      291. @R.G. Camara
        For whites, there are actually four possible outcomes:

        1. Destruction

        2. Reconquista

        3. Fleeing to nations where they will be protected.

        4. Break up of the U.S. into ethnic states, whites forming one or more of them.


        Quite frankly, 2 and 4 seem the most likely.

        I don't think 2 would take place except if one white ethnic group were unified enough to assert itself. "Whites" aren't a group but a race; but Irish, Italians, etc.can unite to others of their ethnic group. The Irish are the largest white ethnic group (or maybe # 2 behind German-Americans, who I don't see as having much ethnic cohesion). The Irish have some remaining ethnic cohesion (St. Patrick's day, famine/Ellis island stories, some small neighborhoods in major cities), and the fact that many are large rough men employed in police work and the military. (You'll note, for example, how much Hollywood media heaps disdain on St. Patrick's day---as if to make it too gauche and unpopular, and therefore drive down Irish ethnic cohesion).

        Italians, though smaller in number, are more ethnically cohesive, and are also heavily involved in rough police work and the military. (Insert joke about Mafia rough work here).

        The two could unite and form a group that could ethnically cleanse the nation. But that's a long shot.

        4 is the most likely. California is lost, as are much of the coastal cities. The interior can form a superstate. A break up might result in peaceful ethnic cleansing, or at least some kind of stability akin to the gothic kingdoms that replaced the Western roman empire.

        4. Break up of the U.S. into ethnic states, whites forming one or more of them.

        A few slight problems with that. Middle-class whites and working-class whites hate each other’s guts. Liberal whites and conservative whites hate each other’s guts. Urban whites and rural whites hate each other’s guts. Christian whites and atheist whites hate each other’s guts. Elite whites and non-elite whites hate each other’s guts. Woke whites and non-Woke whites hate each other’s guts. These are burning white-hot hatreds.

        How on earth are you going to create an ethnic state formed from people who hate each other so much they’d cheerfully cut each other’s throats?

        Breaking the nation up on ideological lines would have a better chance of success. In other words almost zero chance but a break-up on ethnic lines has absolutely zero chance.

        The problem for the dissident right is that dissident rightists and mainstream conservatives hate each other’s guts. Mainstream conservatives would be delighted to see dissident rightists sent to the GULAGs.

        The most extreme hatreds in the modern world are the hatreds of whites for other whites.

      292. @Gaius Gracchus
        Wow. I can't wait to read it. 4 years ago I would have laughed at the thesis, but now it appears accurate.

        If Trump gets 5 more years, his judges will likely be half of the federal bench, so the tide may be turning.

        The tide will never turn against affirmative action.

      293. @Whiskey
        Steve, I told you so. Sorry but you are a fool to think If Only Stalin Knew.

        If course no court will reverse course. They want most White men dead.

        The time has come for monkey wrench action. Jose Bove style. Tractors dumping produce at interchanges. Pier outages, water breaks, road closures and air and rail foul ups. Crash Wall street.

        Time for White men to bring down the system, make i t a disaster, and force an Israeli solution. Non Whites can live here but not vote or be in the police or military.

        Israel is our only hope.

        How can I help?

      294. @Hypnotoad666

        The post-1964 regime is based on rather obvious lies and libels. Hence, it’s imaginable that intelligent and resolute Supreme Court justices and their clerks could bravely find a resolution that doesn’t take us back to Jim Crow but instead extends the current protections against racist oppression by the majority to the coming white minority.
         
        That seems about right. We could either have a "colorblind" legal system that dumps affirmative action, treats all groups equally, and lets the chips fall where they may.

        Or, we could have an outright racial spoils systems in which Whites are emancipated politically to identify, fight and lobby for their own interests as the other groups do now.

        But the status quo in which every grasping group takes its spoils from the mythical White "majority" is not sustainable. (One example is the dwindling supply of White kids to provide "integration" services for the new PoC majority).

        The "colorblind" legal option has come close to reality in several 5-4 decisions. But one Justice always loses his or her nerve (Powell, O'Connor or Kennedy) when confronted with the prospect of actually being the deciding vote to get rid of legalized anti-white discrimination.

        They know who writes the history books and they crave elite respectability over principle. Roberts actually strikes me as the next guy to lose his nerve when the time comes to cast a decisive fifth vote.

        I agree, affirmative action will never end until there’s a Henry 8 vs Wolsey More and Thomas Cromwell solution.,

      295. @Hail
        Thank you.

        Good lines from Decline of the West, which reminds me why people think of Spengler in quasi-religious terms. He was a prophet (and seemingly self-consciously so).

        In place of a type-true people, born of and grown on the soil, there is new sort of nomad, cohering unstably in fluid masses, the parasitical city dweller, traditionless, utterly matter-of-fact, religionless, clever, unfruitful, deeply contemptuous of the countryman and especially that highest form of countryman, the country gentleman
         
        That sounds about right.

        Do we know if James Burnham had read Spengler when he wrote his influential Managerial Revolution in the 1940s, which makes many of the same arguments? I am thinking he did; but Burnham had up to thirty more years of observation to go on.

        Flash-forwarding to the present day, Michael Lind's brand-new book, which has a formal release date of yesterday (Jan. 21, 2020; 365 days before the first full-day of the next presidential term) is titled The New Class War, Saving Democracy from the Managerial Elite (2020). It has much of the same analysis and is much closer to (chronological) home, i.e., with lay of the land as it stands today, not the quasi-prophecy-work of Spengler in the 1910s thinking about the century upcoming century or two, not the work by Burham or others in the mid-20th century grasping at the emerging trends, but an overview of all that up to the here and now.

        From the publisher's summary of Michael Lind's book:

        [...] Western democracies are being torn apart by a new class war.

        In this controversial and groundbreaking new analysis, Michael Lind, one of America’s leading thinkers, debunks the idea that the insurgencies are primarily the result of bigotry, traces how the breakdown of mid-century class compromises between business and labor led to the conflict, and reveals the real battle lines.

        On one side is the managerial overclass—the university-credentialed elite that clusters in high-income hubs and dominates government, the economy and the culture. On the other side is the working class of the low-density heartlands—mostly, but not exclusively, native and white.

        The two classes clash over immigration, trade, the environment, and social values, and the managerial class has had the upper hand. As a result of the half-century decline of the institutions that once empowered the working class, power has shifted to the institutions the overclass controls: corporations, executive and judicial branches, universities, and the media.

        The class war can resolve in one of three ways:

        • The triumph of the overclass, resulting in a high-tech caste system.
        • The empowerment of populist, resulting in no constructive reforms
        • A class compromise that provides the working class with real power

        Lind argues that Western democracies must incorporate working-class majorities of all races, ethnicities, and creeds into decision making in politics, the economy, and culture. Only this class compromise can avert a never-ending cycle of clashes between oligarchs and populists and save democracy.
         
        Excellent analysis but an impractical-seeming solution.

        If Steve Sailer is taking recommendations for books to review, this is one.

        The excellent long-form commenter Counterinsurgency, who has been quiet lately, often wrote about much the same, and using the same frame of analysis and terms. (Counterinsurgency, if you're out there, come back; your contributions are missed.)

        Spengler again:

        the great crisis of the present.
         
        To think, "the present" when he was writing was the 1910s, and he began the book before the summer 1914 diplomatic crisis and the terrible and unnecessary 1914–1918 war. Spengler was born in 1880; many of those reading his words in 2020 were born a full century later and more.

        Excellent analysis but an impractical-seeming solution.

        What’s impractical about it? The salient feature of the managerial class is their utter incompetence. Once that incompetence is traced to its source – their being uprooted from the communities/families/traditions which raised them – then his proposed solution follows naturally.

      296. @Hail

        People in Bethesda MD or Scarsdale NY think life in modern America is great
         
        I recently learned that the beloved game-show host Pat Sajak has two homes:

        One of his homes is in Severna Park, Maryland, DC metro area. Census Bureau estimate for 2019: 87% full-White-non-Hispanic, 3% Black; median household income for mid-2010s at $140,000.

        His other home is in the comfortable area between Encino and Sherman Oaks, California. Which puts him fairly close to our host, I believe. Steve Sailer might have run into Sajak at "In and Out Burger" or the like over the years.

        A cruise to wikipedia says that Pat Sajak [b.1946] is of entirely Polish-Christian ancestry and active in a United Churches of Christ [Congregational] congregation, presumably via his wife.

        He came out as a right-winger recently:

        https://twitter.com/patsajak/status/1219618102159335426

        We should have campaigns to “stop the vote”.

        Here is Jack Black on “Who Wants to be a Millinoaire”:

        02:56 – I know this audience is smarter than me and at least a couple of them know the answer. And if only those couple could push and no one else.

        https://youtu.be/jHwg-USaMdU?t=160

        • Replies: @Hail
        It was his $125,000 question:

        The anterior cruciate ligament is located where on the human body?

        A. Neck
        B. Knee
        C. Jaw
        D. Spine
         
        I see he polled the audience, 86% of whom said Knee, but possibly a lot did not vote based on his instruction; is it realistic than 86% of studio-audience types would know this answer? He went with B, Knee, and won $125,000.
      297. @silviosilver
        No, but you can demand reparations for Civil Rights survivors.

        Excellent idea about REPARATIONS for Civil Rights survivors. There are trillions of dollars owed to Whites for this multigenerational crime.

        • Agree: Alden
      298. @Peter Akuleyev
        Haven't read the book, but from Sailer's summary Caldwell seems to have taken an oddly America-centric focus considering how erudite he is and how much time he has spent in Europe. If the 1964 Civil Right's decision is Ground Zero, than how does he explain the rampant spread of anti-white feeling in the Europe, Australia, Canada, etc.? The UK has arguably become even more "woke" than the US in terms of forcing cultural diversity into everything. It would appear, superficially anyway, that immigration is really what has been driving these changes.

        Keep in mind Europe, Japan, etc, have been economically integrated into the US system since after World War II. Washington D.C. calls the shots (think how much pressure US anti-apartheid groups placed on South Africa.) Remember the old phrase “While in Rome, do what the Romans do.”

      299. @Citizen of a Silly Country
        Steve's conclusion is impossibly - indeed, willfully - naive. Steve knows the truth but is unwilling to admit it, perhaps even to himself.

        Steve, the time for debate has passed. You have to accept that. You seem to believe that we're still in the age of trying to convince David Brooks and his fellow "reasonable" Jews that should let off the gas on destroying whites out of some combination of noblesse oblige and self-interest. You didn't convince them and now the destruction of what was the United States is baked in the pie.

        It's over, Steve. It's time to start thinking about how whites can protect themselves as they become a despised and persecuted minority. And hoping that our new brown overlords will show us mercy and respect the laws written by long-dead white men is criminally naive.

        It's time to start organizing and figuring out how to fight back peacefully, because if that fails, we either become helots or we fight back with other means.

        Inclined to agree. The post 1964 Elites see the current civil rights/Anti-White social engineering paradigm as sacred. Indeed, if we somehow, miraculously did roll it back & restored true freedom of association, it would be these Elites who would incite all Nonwhites & lefty Kritarchs to defy the new order. They’d want mass civil disobedience & a slow grinding civil war. They have a deep emotional investment in further disempowering, & dominating the shrinking White population.

      300. @Jack Henson
        Your last paragraph is literally "then a miracle occurs". SCOTUS is terrified of touching that 3rd rail, but you think they're going to take this heavy lift? C'mon.

        This ends like it has every other time in history, but with large exchanges of post transition metals and exothermic reactions. Si pace parem, para bellum.

        I unfortunately clicked on the wrong reply post, so no thanks.

      301. @Gene Su
        White America should have dealt with Malcolm X in the 60's rather than the commie MLK. Malcolm X preached not just separation but also thrift, hard work, temperance, and other middle class values. We might have a more functional black populace within our nation today rather than the welfare ghetto.

        Well, we can coulda, shoulda, woulda all day, but it won’t change much. How about the here and now? Whether they’re functional or welfare ghetto, wouldn’t you, deep down, prefer to be apart from them? After all, appreciation of diversity is mostly a function (exponential function, actually) of distance – it looks splendid at a thousand miles, godawful at ten feet.

      302. @istevefan

        So, what is to be done?
         
        That question comes to mind when reading this blog. Steve has done an admirable job of noticing. But at some point noticing loses its value as we notice nothing is being done to address the things we notice.

        Steve, any chance that you will cross over from noticing and start to advocate for some policy or action? I suppose the Sailer Strategy is an example of you helping to formulate corrective action. It's too bad the GOP won't listen.

        But I think you would be of more value if you started to formulate more strategies. Given the the large platform you have, and your gift for clever writing and coining unique terms, you could really be the strategic thinker our side desperately needs.

        So, what is to be done?

        Vote for good candidates in the primaries.

        Not many people vote in the primaries and anyone can run. Also, it’s never been easier for candidates to get their message out, as well as for voters to support candidates they like.

        For example, Joshua Foxworth is running in the primary of Texas’s 14th Congressional district. He is pledging to end affirmative action, as well as guest-worker programs.

        The phrase “affirmative action” is used to desribe any law, policy, or practice that favors one group over another. This could be on the basis of race, gender, sexual identity, or any other facet of a person that is used to create a “protected group.” These policies were never agreed to by the American voters. They are unethical, immoral, and in complete opposition to decency and honor.
        http://www.foxworthforcongress.com/Issues/AffirmativeAction

        If you want to help out with the campaign, you don’t have to live in the district to volunteer or donate.
        http://www.foxworthforcongress.com/district

        Voting Dates
        Early voting for the election will be February 18-28 and the final vote will be March 3.
        http://www.foxworthforcongress.com/

        A lot of political strategy is just trying to get out the vote, as less than 60% of the people even vote in the general election during presidential years. In theory, if we could just get more people involved, especially in the primaries where you have choice, then things could swing around. Also, there are excellent scorecards. E.g., https://www.numbersusa.com/content/my/tools/grades

      303. @J.Ross
        A guy nidificated in Ivy League bodies, ladies and gentlemen. Buried in Scroll and Key and Phi Beta Kappa keyholders. Asking how landmark legislation in a global cultural belwether could have been causative if its indirect effects are visible in allied countries years later. Like a journalist bothering Macron, you cannot comprehend his thoughts. He just got done saying he wants to live near a city to be away from drug dealers and now he posits magic immigrants who let themselves in without the help of elites, the lyingpress, and aggressive destabilization organizations.

        This is a fairly silly post. Are you trying to make a point?

      304. now he posits magic immigrants who let themselves in without the help of elites

        I did not. Rather the opposite point – that immigration leads to the creation of a caste that will displace the founding stock over time, and we see this everywhere. I agree with Caldwell on quite a lot, just seems to me he may be confusing cause and effect a bit.

      305. @Chris Renner
        That was the Achilles' Heel of the old South: the white elites couldn't be consistently committed to segregation if it meant that they'd be at risk of having to do their own manual labor every once in a while.

        Their (unworkable) compromise was "integrated subordination" of the blacks.

        the white elites couldn’t be consistently committed to segregation if it meant that they’d be at risk of having to do their own manual labor every once in a while.

        I think you misunderstand the system of that time. Whites didn’t envision some sort of absolutely barrier to interaction with blacks. They sought to regulate the terms and the nature of the the interaction.Short of mass removal, which was pretty much of a non-starter even in places like Mississippi, blacks and whites were going to live somewhat intermingled lives.

        Exceptional circumstances aside, elites of any hue perform manual labor only by choice, generally in the form of a hobby or as a welcome respite from the sort of brain work that earns them their elite status. It’s not like they can’t now or couldn’t then find anyone other than blacks to do such work. The current situation is proof enough of this. How many members of the elite — in the south or anywhere else — once employed black domestic help, and how many do now? Black labor was replaced by immigrant workers and the indigenous white working class. This, unfortunately, has produced many negative consequences largely borne by the black working class.

      306. @YetAnotherAnon
        OT

        The sellout starts here. Didn't take long.

        https://www.theguardian.com/world/2020/jan/22/boris-johnson-likely-to-end-30000-immigration-threshold-post-brexit

        Boris Johnson’s new post-Brexit immigration regime is likely to mean an end to the controversial £30,000 salary floor for skilled workers, government sources have confirmed.

        The independent migration advisory committee (MAC) is expected to report shortly on whether the threshold should be retained.

        Downing Street will then spell out more details of an “Australian-style points-based system” – of which salary is expected to form just one element.

        Government sources said it would be more “nuanced” than an across-the-board salary floor.

        The £30,000 limit is currently applied to those seeking tier 2 visas – the main entry-route to the UK’s labour market for skilled workers from non-EU countries. A lower limit of £20,800 is applied to younger workers.

        Ryan Shorthouse, director of Conservative thinktank Bright Blue, welcomed the suggestion that the threshold would be dropped.

        “The £30,000 minimum salary threshold for tier 2 visas was unnecessarily and arbitrarily high. It would have strangled the pipeline of talented younger people at the start of their careers, especially in key economic sectors such as the NHS and the creative industries. And family visas only require a minimum salary threshold of £18,600 to be able to bring some family members to the UK,” he said.

        If the move is concerned, it would be the latest evidence that Johnson is keen to adopt a more liberal migration regime than his predecessor.

        The Conservative manifesto omitted the promise to cap net migration below 100,000 a year – a pledge that had shaped the party’s policy since it was adopted by David Cameron in 2010.
         
        Ryan Shorthouse sounds like a wholly owned subsidiary of the people who tried to stop Brexit.

        “it would be the latest evidence that Johnson is keen to adopt a more liberal migration regime than his predecessor.”

        To anyone with a brain it was always blindingly obvious that Boris Johnson was very very pro-immigration and would open the flood gates. But the idiot Tory voters who elected him refused to see it.

        It was also blindingly obvious that Boris Johnson was very Woke but the idiot Tory voters who elected him refused to see that as well.

        And now they’re going to start crying that he betrayed them.

        The average conservative voter everywhere is as dumb as a box of rocks.

        • Replies: @Peter Akuleyev
        it was always blindingly obvious that Boris Johnson was very very pro-immigration and would open the flood gates

        Yes, but now instead of white Polish, Hungarian and Romanian immigrants, Britain will be free to take more Pakistanis and Nigerians. So, yay??

        Brexit is a scam by hedge fund managers to turn the UK into a tax haven. The populist rhetoric is to con the masses. Much like Trump is basically just all about making the rich (and most importantly himself) richer but throws the populists a rhetorical bone now and then to keep them on side.
        , @YetAnotherAnon
        It was Johnson or stay in the EU, so it was an easy choice to make. You can vote Johnson out, but you can't vote out the EU, unless in a once every 40 years referendum.

        I never had any illusions about Boris, who only a few years ago was arguing for Erdogan's Turkey to join the EU. I'm just recording that it's not taken him long.

        "very very pro-immigration and would open the flood gates"

        When Poland and the Baltic states joined the EU, the Guardian and Blair's government said that 12,000 people would come here. IIRC, the UK is now offering 'right to remain' to about 2.5 million people.

        We'll see if Boris matches that.

        Boris is much more based than woke, but his #1 concern is the welfare of Boris. He's the UK's Trump, although from a very different background.

        https://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/politics/boris-johnson-book-jews-control-media-general-election-a9239346.html

        "Boris Johnson depicted Jews as controlling the media and being able to “fiddle” elections in a little-known 2004 novel written while he was a Tory MP, it has emerged.

        The Conservative leader was branded “unfit to be prime minister” over passages from Seventy Two Virgins, which also includes numerous other questionable portrayals of ethnic minorities.

        While telling the story of a fictional terror attack on Westminster Mr Johnson deploys descriptions of Kosovan Muslims as having “hook noses” and describes a mixed-race character as “half-caste”.

        The now prime minister also repeatedly uses racial slurs in authorial voice, introducing a group of characters as “pikeys”, an ethnic slur for travellers, and another as a “Chinaman”. "
         
        The horror ! Still, he was thankful enough for the constant accusations of anti-semitism levelled at Corbym and gratefully amplified by the entire media.

        Nonetheless, despite being untrustworthy, Machiavellian and selfish, he has a great deal of charm and women seem to love him. This lefty feminist correctly puts her finger on his appeal.

        "Why Boris Johnson Is Our Dark Triad Prime Minister"
      307. @B36
        I've wondered about this too. It has seemed to me that the sacralization of diversity and multiculturalism that began here in the '60s was an American export that, like Coke and Hollywood movies, became very popular overseas. But if you are in England or Sweden or Germany how could you keep up with this new American fashion? Only by opening the floodgates.

        I’ve wondered about this too. It has seemed to me that the sacralization of diversity and multiculturalism that began here in the ’60s was an American export that, like Coke and Hollywood movies, became very popular overseas.

        It was another product of the Cold War. It had to be demonstrated that the “free world” was more moral than the godless commies.

        We might have all been better had the godless commies won.

        • Replies: @Alden
        Don’t forget that 1930- the present time European and Latin American universities and idiot intellectual circles were as Marxist and communist as in America.

        Che Guerva’s parents were wealthy aristocrats His Mom was a big wheel in the communist party. Castro became communist at university. Marlborough, Kate Middleton’s high school had a whole crew of radical teachers as early as 1900. It was there Anthony Blount became a commie revolutionary, not at university.

        The radical socialists women suffrage reformers vegetarians prohibitionists anti leather shoes nudists communards missionaries to the heathen commies and other crusaders were active in Europe and Latin America long before Lenin picked up DAS Kapital .
      308. @Arclight
        The right being scared of its own shadow on racial matters has led to a total capitulation to the left's demands, which essentially boils down to a blood libel against whites that demands atonement but can never be forgiven.

        Maybe it's just a function of my age and when I became an adult, but by the early 2000s (when I still considered myself left of center) it became obvious to me that the political left was not interested in racial equality, but racial supremacy of the formerly oppressed. The purpose of racial social justice initiatives is to obtain the levers of power and then use them against the hated majority. This is not the way most ordinary left-leaning voters look at things, but it just takes a determined political minority to be willing to make demands and the rest will go along with it.

        The right needs to go on a prolonged campaign to de-legitimize the people and ideas that animate the woke left if we hope to have a country that doesn't end up being organized around zero sum racial politics.

        The right being scared of its own shadow on racial matters has led to a total capitulation to the left’s demands

        It’s the mainstream Right that wants open borders. The mainstream Right loves diversity because it helped them crush the unions and demoralise the working class.

        They’re not scared, they’re just not on your side.

      309. @Paleo Liberal

        What are you talking about? The number of taxi medallions was fixed by law in New York ca. 1937 at just south of 12,000. No increase in the quota was permitted for 50+ years. It has been the echt example of a rent-extracting dispensation. The medallions were transferrable and grew hugely expensive; a typical price for one ca. 1985 was about $60,000.
         
        The drivers were not necessarily the owners of the cabs. In most cases, they were not.
        The cab fares were fixed by law. They couldn't just charge what they wanted.

        The cabbies had to rent the cabs from the owners, drive them 12 hours, and return them. With the value of the medallions rising, the owners could charge higher rents. Between the high rents and the fixed rates, the cab drivers were squeezed. In the 1970s taxi drivers were making good money. By the 1990s they were not.

        When I lived in Manhattan in the early ’90s, it was widely rumoured that the vast majority of those licenses were owned by one man.

      310. @Hail
        Thank you.

        Good lines from Decline of the West, which reminds me why people think of Spengler in quasi-religious terms. He was a prophet (and seemingly self-consciously so).

        In place of a type-true people, born of and grown on the soil, there is new sort of nomad, cohering unstably in fluid masses, the parasitical city dweller, traditionless, utterly matter-of-fact, religionless, clever, unfruitful, deeply contemptuous of the countryman and especially that highest form of countryman, the country gentleman
         
        That sounds about right.

        Do we know if James Burnham had read Spengler when he wrote his influential Managerial Revolution in the 1940s, which makes many of the same arguments? I am thinking he did; but Burnham had up to thirty more years of observation to go on.

        Flash-forwarding to the present day, Michael Lind's brand-new book, which has a formal release date of yesterday (Jan. 21, 2020; 365 days before the first full-day of the next presidential term) is titled The New Class War, Saving Democracy from the Managerial Elite (2020). It has much of the same analysis and is much closer to (chronological) home, i.e., with lay of the land as it stands today, not the quasi-prophecy-work of Spengler in the 1910s thinking about the century upcoming century or two, not the work by Burham or others in the mid-20th century grasping at the emerging trends, but an overview of all that up to the here and now.

        From the publisher's summary of Michael Lind's book:

        [...] Western democracies are being torn apart by a new class war.

        In this controversial and groundbreaking new analysis, Michael Lind, one of America’s leading thinkers, debunks the idea that the insurgencies are primarily the result of bigotry, traces how the breakdown of mid-century class compromises between business and labor led to the conflict, and reveals the real battle lines.

        On one side is the managerial overclass—the university-credentialed elite that clusters in high-income hubs and dominates government, the economy and the culture. On the other side is the working class of the low-density heartlands—mostly, but not exclusively, native and white.

        The two classes clash over immigration, trade, the environment, and social values, and the managerial class has had the upper hand. As a result of the half-century decline of the institutions that once empowered the working class, power has shifted to the institutions the overclass controls: corporations, executive and judicial branches, universities, and the media.

        The class war can resolve in one of three ways:

        • The triumph of the overclass, resulting in a high-tech caste system.
        • The empowerment of populist, resulting in no constructive reforms
        • A class compromise that provides the working class with real power

        Lind argues that Western democracies must incorporate working-class majorities of all races, ethnicities, and creeds into decision making in politics, the economy, and culture. Only this class compromise can avert a never-ending cycle of clashes between oligarchs and populists and save democracy.
         
        Excellent analysis but an impractical-seeming solution.

        If Steve Sailer is taking recommendations for books to review, this is one.

        The excellent long-form commenter Counterinsurgency, who has been quiet lately, often wrote about much the same, and using the same frame of analysis and terms. (Counterinsurgency, if you're out there, come back; your contributions are missed.)

        Spengler again:

        the great crisis of the present.
         
        To think, "the present" when he was writing was the 1910s, and he began the book before the summer 1914 diplomatic crisis and the terrible and unnecessary 1914–1918 war. Spengler was born in 1880; many of those reading his words in 2020 were born a full century later and more.

        The abolition of fox-hunting in Britain back in the late ’90s was a perfect expression of the blind incomprehension and hatred of Spengler’s city dwellers against the ways and mores of the countryside and of its gentlemen and their retainers.

        The Volk crushed by the mob.

      311. @Hail
        Thank you.

        Good lines from Decline of the West, which reminds me why people think of Spengler in quasi-religious terms. He was a prophet (and seemingly self-consciously so).

        In place of a type-true people, born of and grown on the soil, there is new sort of nomad, cohering unstably in fluid masses, the parasitical city dweller, traditionless, utterly matter-of-fact, religionless, clever, unfruitful, deeply contemptuous of the countryman and especially that highest form of countryman, the country gentleman
         
        That sounds about right.

        Do we know if James Burnham had read Spengler when he wrote his influential Managerial Revolution in the 1940s, which makes many of the same arguments? I am thinking he did; but Burnham had up to thirty more years of observation to go on.

        Flash-forwarding to the present day, Michael Lind's brand-new book, which has a formal release date of yesterday (Jan. 21, 2020; 365 days before the first full-day of the next presidential term) is titled The New Class War, Saving Democracy from the Managerial Elite (2020). It has much of the same analysis and is much closer to (chronological) home, i.e., with lay of the land as it stands today, not the quasi-prophecy-work of Spengler in the 1910s thinking about the century upcoming century or two, not the work by Burham or others in the mid-20th century grasping at the emerging trends, but an overview of all that up to the here and now.

        From the publisher's summary of Michael Lind's book:

        [...] Western democracies are being torn apart by a new class war.

        In this controversial and groundbreaking new analysis, Michael Lind, one of America’s leading thinkers, debunks the idea that the insurgencies are primarily the result of bigotry, traces how the breakdown of mid-century class compromises between business and labor led to the conflict, and reveals the real battle lines.

        On one side is the managerial overclass—the university-credentialed elite that clusters in high-income hubs and dominates government, the economy and the culture. On the other side is the working class of the low-density heartlands—mostly, but not exclusively, native and white.

        The two classes clash over immigration, trade, the environment, and social values, and the managerial class has had the upper hand. As a result of the half-century decline of the institutions that once empowered the working class, power has shifted to the institutions the overclass controls: corporations, executive and judicial branches, universities, and the media.

        The class war can resolve in one of three ways:

        • The triumph of the overclass, resulting in a high-tech caste system.
        • The empowerment of populist, resulting in no constructive reforms
        • A class compromise that provides the working class with real power

        Lind argues that Western democracies must incorporate working-class majorities of all races, ethnicities, and creeds into decision making in politics, the economy, and culture. Only this class compromise can avert a never-ending cycle of clashes between oligarchs and populists and save democracy.
         
        Excellent analysis but an impractical-seeming solution.

        If Steve Sailer is taking recommendations for books to review, this is one.

        The excellent long-form commenter Counterinsurgency, who has been quiet lately, often wrote about much the same, and using the same frame of analysis and terms. (Counterinsurgency, if you're out there, come back; your contributions are missed.)

        Spengler again:

        the great crisis of the present.
         
        To think, "the present" when he was writing was the 1910s, and he began the book before the summer 1914 diplomatic crisis and the terrible and unnecessary 1914–1918 war. Spengler was born in 1880; many of those reading his words in 2020 were born a full century later and more.

        … and thank you for your excellent and comprehensive review on your own blog of this world we all inhabit in our various ways, from Steve on down to the most modest of commenters.

      312. @Anonymous
        It’s imaginable in the sense it’s imaginable Jay Leno might loan me his three seat McLaren F1 so I could decide between the merits of chasing young stuff and being a cougar hunter by picking Natalie Hynde and Debbie Harry up at LAX and heading down to the Beverly Hilton for a threesome. I mean, it doesn’t involve time travel or faster than light movement.

        It’s just even less likely.

        Are you living in 1998 or something?

        Natalie is at the age where she could be, if so inclined, a cougar-usually that means 35 to 50 or so, Debbie is in “Golden Girls” territory now.

        From what I’ve seen of the videos of this Natalie you’ve posted, she is playing for the other team anyway. As well as being obsessed with the occult. I’ve had to deal with a couple of people who got themselves tangled up in this kind of thing by virtue of getting involved with, usually, a woman who is involved with this and it’s been pretty scary. Once you open the wrong door sometimes there is no closing it.

      313. @dfordoom

        "it would be the latest evidence that Johnson is keen to adopt a more liberal migration regime than his predecessor."
         
        To anyone with a brain it was always blindingly obvious that Boris Johnson was very very pro-immigration and would open the flood gates. But the idiot Tory voters who elected him refused to see it.

        It was also blindingly obvious that Boris Johnson was very Woke but the idiot Tory voters who elected him refused to see that as well.

        And now they're going to start crying that he betrayed them.

        The average conservative voter everywhere is as dumb as a box of rocks.

        it was always blindingly obvious that Boris Johnson was very very pro-immigration and would open the flood gates

        Yes, but now instead of white Polish, Hungarian and Romanian immigrants, Britain will be free to take more Pakistanis and Nigerians. So, yay??

        Brexit is a scam by hedge fund managers to turn the UK into a tax haven. The populist rhetoric is to con the masses. Much like Trump is basically just all about making the rich (and most importantly himself) richer but throws the populists a rhetorical bone now and then to keep them on side.

        • Replies: @dfordoom


        it was always blindingly obvious that Boris Johnson was very very pro-immigration and would open the flood gates
         
        Yes, but now instead of white Polish, Hungarian and Romanian immigrants, Britain will be free to take more Pakistanis and Nigerians. So, yay??
         
        Yep.

        Brexit is a scam by hedge fund managers to turn the UK into a tax haven.
         
        Yep again.
      314. @Jack D
        But the horrors the segregationists predicted did not come to pass. Since the end of Jim Crow the South has thrived.

        As Steve is fond of pointing out the advent of air conditioning is what has really helped the South, or indeed say Spain.

        • Replies: @nebulafox
        One of the first things LKY did in Singapore was install AC in government offices to ensure productivity.
      315. @dfordoom

        "it would be the latest evidence that Johnson is keen to adopt a more liberal migration regime than his predecessor."
         
        To anyone with a brain it was always blindingly obvious that Boris Johnson was very very pro-immigration and would open the flood gates. But the idiot Tory voters who elected him refused to see it.

        It was also blindingly obvious that Boris Johnson was very Woke but the idiot Tory voters who elected him refused to see that as well.

        And now they're going to start crying that he betrayed them.

        The average conservative voter everywhere is as dumb as a box of rocks.

        It was Johnson or stay in the EU, so it was an easy choice to make. You can vote Johnson out, but you can’t vote out the EU, unless in a once every 40 years referendum.

        I never had any illusions about Boris, who only a few years ago was arguing for Erdogan’s Turkey to join the EU. I’m just recording that it’s not taken him long.

        “very very pro-immigration and would open the flood gates”

        When Poland and the Baltic states joined the EU, the Guardian and Blair’s government said that 12,000 people would come here. IIRC, the UK is now offering ‘right to remain’ to about 2.5 million people.

        We’ll see if Boris matches that.

        Boris is much more based than woke, but his #1 concern is the welfare of Boris. He’s the UK’s Trump, although from a very different background.

        https://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/politics/boris-johnson-book-jews-control-media-general-election-a9239346.html

        “Boris Johnson depicted Jews as controlling the media and being able to “fiddle” elections in a little-known 2004 novel written while he was a Tory MP, it has emerged.

        The Conservative leader was branded “unfit to be prime minister” over passages from Seventy Two Virgins, which also includes numerous other questionable portrayals of ethnic minorities.

        While telling the story of a fictional terror attack on Westminster Mr Johnson deploys descriptions of Kosovan Muslims as having “hook noses” and describes a mixed-race character as “half-caste”.

        The now prime minister also repeatedly uses racial slurs in authorial voice, introducing a group of characters as “pikeys”, an ethnic slur for travellers, and another as a “Chinaman”. “

        The horror ! Still, he was thankful enough for the constant accusations of anti-semitism levelled at Corbym and gratefully amplified by the entire media.

        Nonetheless, despite being untrustworthy, Machiavellian and selfish, he has a great deal of charm and women seem to love him. This lefty feminist correctly puts her finger on his appeal.

        “Why Boris Johnson Is Our Dark Triad Prime Minister”

        • Agree: LondonBob
      316. @Peter Akuleyev
        it was always blindingly obvious that Boris Johnson was very very pro-immigration and would open the flood gates

        Yes, but now instead of white Polish, Hungarian and Romanian immigrants, Britain will be free to take more Pakistanis and Nigerians. So, yay??

        Brexit is a scam by hedge fund managers to turn the UK into a tax haven. The populist rhetoric is to con the masses. Much like Trump is basically just all about making the rich (and most importantly himself) richer but throws the populists a rhetorical bone now and then to keep them on side.

        it was always blindingly obvious that Boris Johnson was very very pro-immigration and would open the flood gates

        Yes, but now instead of white Polish, Hungarian and Romanian immigrants, Britain will be free to take more Pakistanis and Nigerians. So, yay??

        Yep.

        Brexit is a scam by hedge fund managers to turn the UK into a tax haven.

        Yep again.

      317. @J.Ross

        Obama did eventually develop the cajones to stick to his guns and put his foot down when the leadership of both major political parties wanted us to invade Syria.
         
        Wrong. Obama wanted to invade and bleated about how it would be over in a couple of weeks. You are forgetting the Facebook Mutiny, where numerous uniformed servicemen, in selfies with faces covered, posted that they would refuse to fight.

        Dempsey told Obama that the DIA knew the supposed gas attack was a false flag and he wouldn’t go along with military action, then Parliament in Britain voted no on military action and so Obama was forced to bow to popular pressure and called off the military action he wanted.

      318. @Hail

        Steve bets the ranch that a corrupted judiciary will somehow discover a conscience. Fat chance of that.
         
        That's where Curt Doolittle's proposed radical reformation of the judicial system comes in; They call it Propertarianism and it is worth attention.

        Tip noted. I’ll give it a read. Thank you.

      319. @YetAnotherAnon
        This Woke site has a piece on Laurence Fox by a classic Guardianista (she wishes) who I've never heard of.

        "The Dangerous Rise Of Men Who Won’t Date “Woke” Women"

        While she obviously hates us, she sounds just like Roissy at times:

        Manipulative, infuriatingly charming, superficial, lacking in integrity and yet almost universally alluring – we just can’t help ourselves. After every encounter, we swear off them. A week later, all it takes is a "what are you doing?" text and we go back for more ... It’s not just that we’re all masochists... it’s that people who display what’s known as the Dark Triad of personality traits – Machiavellianism, narcissism and psychopathy – are incredibly attractive to us.

         
        "Why Boris Johnson Is Our Dark Triad Prime Minister"

        Thanks.

      320. @Hail
        Excellent line.

        Steve has promoted it so much over the years, some might be forgiven for thinking Steve Sailer wrote it himself. (Similar with the Lee Kuan Yew line, "Multiracial democracy will never work because it is nothing but voting your race and religion," perhaps well known today because of the promotional efforts of Sailer in the 2000s. But Lee's line is too overly-blunt to be mistaken for a Sailer coinage.)

        I see that Caldwell affirmative action line is from Reflections on the Revolution in Europe: Immigration, Islam and the West (2009).

        The preceding sentence, in the original text, is about the decline of Californ