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Steve Sailer:

In the current year, saying “not who we are” is who we are.

The cliche isn’t just raining down from above, it’s miasmically rising up from below. Search volume in the US since 2004:

That’s quite the secular bull market. How about other Anglophone countries?

First, the still largely Anglo Anglophone ones. Great Britain:



Volume isn’t high enough to register in New Zealand.

Let’s take a look at a few of the largest non-Anglo Anglophone countries. Nigeria:

South Africa:


American exceptionalism wins again!

I’m not the one who is confused–you don’t even know who you are!

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  1. Those other (formerly) white countries will catch up in time. After all, they’re subject to the same ‘influences’ virtually without exception.

    Question though: is it that the (formerly) white nations invited those ‘influences’ or did the ‘influences’ deliberately insinuate themselves into white cultures, with an eye toward hijacking? Or simply both?

    • Replies: @SunBakedSuburb
  2. 216 says:

    Related topic: Steve King

    Is it worth considering for Steve King to resign his seat, thus triggering a special election, and then running to reclaim it?

    At this point, I don’t see him winning renomination in spring ’20, and even if he did the Dems would likely beat him in the fall. The establishment will ensure his challenger has unlimited funds.

    But in this environment, the special election would become a national referendum on the Wall. GOP turnout would be fired up. If the district sends King back to Congress they cannot deny him re-admission to the committees.

    Given his age, King should have packed it in years ago and endorsed a like-minded sucessor.

  3. Don’t know if my earlier reply to 216 went through. Steve King is probably toast in 2020; he already has two primary challengers and Conservatism, Inc will do all that it can to defeat him. 216 is right that he probably should have retired sometime back. Perhaps he can serve as a “senior stateman” for the Identitarian movement in the United States. Sad that he keeps approaching race realism, but then tries to take refuge in civic nationalism. It hasn’t worked. It will never work. He should have gone full “sh*tlord” and told Kevin McCarthy to stuff his well-nigh worthless committee assignments.

    The USA is well and truly f*cked!

    • Replies: @Mr McKenna
  4. @Diversity Heretic

    I agree with you guys, but at the same time I keep thinking that the ‘own goals’ on his part were unnecessary and counterproductive, which is sort of in the nature of ‘own goals’. I see no upside in sounding off and making internet fanatics clap if in the process you write yourself right out of the political scene. IMHO we need more sub rosa support, not more flameouts.

    If the district sends King back to Congress they cannot deny him re-admission to the committees.

    Is this technically accurate?

    • Replies: @216
  5. iffen says:

    If the district sends King back to Congress they cannot deny him re-admission to the committees.

    Why do you think this is true?

    Given his age, King should have packed it in years ago and endorsed a like-minded sucessor.

    I don’t know much about him but he doesn’t seem to be very bright.

    • Replies: @dvorak
  6. 216 says:
    @Mr McKenna

    Is this technically accurate?


    The House could expel him if they so decided.

    IMO, if he wins again the party leadership cannot claim his positions were “hidden”, and would be pressured to re-admit him like the Dems did with Joe Lieberman.

    • Replies: @Diversity Heretic
  7. anon[345] • Disclaimer says:

    What’s with the big spike c. ’04-’05 in the rest of the Anglosphere?

    • Replies: @Audacious Epigone
  8. dvorak says:

    I don’t know much about him but he doesn’t seem to be very bright.

    He’s certainly naïve to talk with the NYT in anything other than an email interview. Terrible advice from his aides, like that woman who told Sarah Palin to sit for a MSM interview.

    • Agree: Audacious Epigone
  9. 216 says:


    Read this to see what policies may actually have a better chance of working. Paying the Third World governments to halt trafficking has much less media backlash than deporting them once they are in a European country. Journos don’t want to rough it south of the Sahara.

    The risk is that the UN agency mentioned will shove the migrants into the West “legally”. And this is in a country that just sprouted a US military base almost without notice.

  10. I, for one, am offended. “Not who we are” is cultural oppression and evidence of white supremacy if not outright nazism.

    I propose instead that the correct term must be: “Ain’t who we beez, gnome sayin, ya feel me?”

    • Replies: @SunBakedSuburb
  11. Sam Huntington wrote a book called Who Are We?: The Challenges to America’s National Identity

    Sam Huntington said the United States was a British Protestant settler nation.

    Sam Huntington in Who Are We?

    The deconstructionists promoted programs to enhance the status and influence of subnational, racial, ethnic and cultural groups. They encouraged immigrants to maintain their birth country cultures, granted them legal privileges denied to native-born Americans, and denounced the idea of Americanization as un-American. They pushed the re-writing of history syllabi and textbooks so as to refer to the “peoples” of the United States in place of the single people of the Constitution. They urged supplementing or substituting for national history the history of subnational groups. They downgraded the centrality of English in American life and pushed bilingual education and linguistic diversity. They advocated legal recognition of group rights and racial preferences over the individual rights central to the American Creed. They justified their actions by theories of multiculturalism and the idea that diversity rather than unity or community should be America’s overriding value. The combined effect of these efforts was to promote the deconstruction of the American identity that had been gradually created over three centuries and the ascendance of subnational identities.

    Tweet from 2014:

  12. @216

    I’m kind of surprised the House hasn’t gone the expulsion route. It requires a two-thirds majority, but with the Democrats guaranteed to vote unanimously for expulsion, I don’t think that it’s inconceivable that enough virtue-signalling Republican cuckservatives would vote for expulsion to reach two-thirds. Generally, expulsion is reserved for serious misconduct (Steve King has yet to rob a bank) but in the present climate crimethink may well be an expulsion offense.

  13. JLK says:

    The Ten Commandments notwithstanding, the message on the street is that God helps those who helped themselves.

    Moral hazards come in many forms.

  14. @SunBakedSuburb

    I propose instead that the correct term must be: “Ain’t who we beez, gnome sayin, ya feel me?”

    Your Ebonics is atrocious.

    Indeed. The correct grammar is: “That ain’t who we bein’.”

    • Replies: @Stan d Mute
  15. @SunBakedSuburb

    I’m a native Detrioter so I speak the Detriot dialect of jive, ya feel me doe?

  16. @Hypnotoad666

    The correct grammar is: “That ain’t who we bein’.”

    I’m unfamiliar with that dialect, the “n”is only used for past tense like this: “we dun ben did dat alreddy doe, gnome sayin?” For present tense it’s always either “be” or “beez”.

    • Replies: @Trevor H.
  17. Trevor H. says:
    @Stan d Mute

    Poor ‘bonics not beez who we is.

    • Replies: @Stan d Mute
  18. @216

    No. The left NEVER would give up a similar spot unless it was to install an even more radical leftist. King should stop playing by the left’s rules. He alone won reelection among Iowa’s congressional Republicans. This is the lying New York Times, after all. A substantial part of his constituency relishes the idea of being Fake News’ bugaboo.

    • Agree: Stan d Mute
  19. @anon

    Good question. Nothing immediately comes to mind.

  20. It’s become very clear to me over the past couple of years that a certain segment of whites needs to form its own community within the overall society.

    We need a base. If one of us gets fired from a job because we’re white, there’s a business to hire him. If one of us gets attacked in the media, we have a white ADL to sue the shit out out any business that published against him. We need schools, community groups, political groups, etc., than fight for our people.

    I’m under no illusion that the vast majority of whites will find this abhorent – at first. I have several answers to that.

    First, fuck them. And I mean fuck them. Exclude them. They want to hang with the blacks and browns, let them. But they don’t get to live with us. That’s the problem with us right now. We allow Ass-Whites to both claim moral superiority over us and to enjoy the benefits of living and working around us.

    Make them choose.

    Second, most white – including Ass-Whites – either don’t believe what they’re saying or have a belief that one-inch deep. Force them to choose, and they’ll choose our side. Ass-Whites don’t want to be around blacks and browns.

    Make them choose.

    I realize that what I’m saying is both incredible simple and seemingly impossible. Everything is against us. But I honestly believe that we only need the slightest foothold to quickly gain ground. Richard Spencer and the rest have been wasting their time giving interviews. The battle will be won in very small ways on the ground with business groups, community groups, church groups, etc., that quietly – very quietly – form around European heritage.

    Whites need a base.

    • Agree: anarchyst
    • Disagree: iffen
  21. Pericles says:
    @Citizen of a Silly Country

    Obviously, ‘no-platforming’ everyone and everything is how the left takes care of such resistance. Figure out how to neutralize it to proceed.

  22. @Trevor H.

    You brothas beez a tough crowd, ya feel me?

  23. @Citizen of a Silly Country

    Make them choose.

    First, WE must choose, no? We must choose to shun everyone who refuses to acknowledge their fucking duty to maintain, uphold, and improve our civilization and the people who created it.

    It isn’t easy, but we must ostracize our own family members who fight for Hinpoohs and Mestizos/Indios, for negroes and orientals, for “progressive” crap like elevating faggots above men who sacrifice everything for the sake of their own children. Don’t hire them, don’t support them, don’t invite them to family gatherings, don’t speak to them unless to berate them for being traitors to their own legacy and destructive of all that is sacred in life. Above all, stop making excuses for them.

    A man will eagerly step in front of a bus to save a child, even a child of his neighbor. How many such men do we know? And if the rest aren’t men, what are they? A man will sacrifice for his kin. We are surrounded by sub-men who are concerned only with themselves and their own hedonistic infantile wants which are indisputably counter to the values and mores that created us. Stop feeding these animalistic sub-men. That is step one. The rest will follow.

    It means we must change and change is difficult, no? Why does this even need to be said? It should be obvious to us all. Take a cruise or help mom move into our home or assisted living? Is that a serious adult decision? Help our children with everything we have or give it away to some cannibal savages in a jungle or camel rapers in a desert? A question? Quit thinking your bullshit functionary middle management job is “important” and spend as much time as possible doing something that upholds and advances our people and our civilization no matter how big or how small said effort may be. Pick up the trash, paint your house, play catch with your son, march on DC in armed but non-violent protest, whatever.

    Cut off completely those who could even entertain such things as questions. Ridicule and humiliate them. Give them nothing. By default we will achieve the results you plead for so eloquently.

  24. @Stan d Mute

    You’re right. Before we can force Ass-Whites to choose, we must choose. They have everything that they want. The first move is our’s. And it will hurt. You will lose “friends,” family members and business.

    But what is that compared to your people, your children’s future.

    • Replies: @Maximus Imperator
  25. @Citizen of a Silly Country

    Agreed. I’ve been doing this for a long time, with family and friends, even with strangers. Every chance I get, I push back. No, gays are not funny and cute, they’re sad, confused people, etc. About help being sent to Africa I have one example:
    An old lady from my circle of friends asked me what do I think about donating to her church fund to be sent to Africa. I asked her if she knows of any Irish children that need help. She said she will think about it, but she became very quiet after that.
    About gays:
    Went to dinner with a bunch of friends and I went out side for a smoke. While outside, this obviously crazy black man walked in and stopped in the lobby smiling at me, pretending to search in his purse. Also, he was wearing a blond wig, red miniskirt and red high heels. Going back in to our table, I said “there is a crazy man in the lobby” and described him. One of my friends took issue and said “we don’t call them crazy”. I replied “I do!”. That man had the right to wear women clothes in public and I have the right to call him crazy. End of the argument.
    I tell you, if felt good.

  26. Emanuel Macron’s “Letter to the French Public” muses about “who we are” and those , who can’t get no “satisfaction” – – – and therefor – – “riot!”

    Most important of Macron’s distinctions: La France – – – is different – cf. Jacques Derrida’s umpteenth resurrection!

    (my fat mots!)

    “Chères Françaises, chers Français, mes chers compatriotes,

    Dans une période d’interrogations et d’incertitudes comme celle que nous traversons, nous devons nous rappeler qui nous sommes.

    La France n’est pas un pays comme les autres.

    Le sens des injustices y est plus vif qu’ailleurs. L’exigence d’entraide et de solidarité plus forte.

    Chez nous, ceux qui travaillent financent les pensions des retraités. Chez nous, un grand nombre de citoyens paie un impôt sur le revenu, parfois lourd, qui réduit les inégalités. Chez nous, l’éducation, la santé, la sécurité, la justice sont accessibles à tous indépendamment de la situation et de la fortune. Les difficultés de la vie, comme le chômage, peuvent être surmontées, grâce à l’effort partagé par tous.

    C’est pourquoi la France est, de toutes les nations, une des plus fraternelles et des plus égalitaires.

    C’est aussi une des plus libres, puisque chacun est protégé dans ses droits et dans sa liberté d’opinion, de conscience, de croyance ou de philosophie.

    Et chaque citoyen a le droit de choisir celles et ceux qui porteront sa voix dans la conduite du pays, dans l’élaboration des lois, dans les grandes décisions à prendre.

    Chacun partage le destin des autres et chacun est appelé à décider du destin de tous : c’est tout cela, la Nation française.

    Comment ne pas éprouver la fierté d’être Français ?

    Je sais, bien sûr, que certains d’entre nous sont aujourd’hui insatisfaits ou en colère. Parce que les impôts sont pour eux trop élevés, les services publics trop éloignés, parce que les salaires sont trop faibles pour que certains puissent vivre dignement du fruit de leur travail, parce que notre pays n’offre pas les mêmes chances de réussir selon le lieu ou la famille d’où l’on vient. Tous voudraient un pays plus prospère et une société plus juste.

    • Replies: @Audacious Epigone
  27. Off topic, but I feel compelled to write this today. As an epigone you suck. Here’s why, Sailer’s comment moderation is maddening and makes any dialog with other commenters well-nigh impossible especially given his frenzied posting schedule. By the time your comment appears, he has six new posts and it’s a royal PITA to backtrack, find replies or other relevant comments to which you may reply, then reply and wait even longer for moderation, then hope the person to whom you responded does the same. Your method is FAR superior which then makes Sailer your epigone, no? Today, and not for the first time, I thought hard about giving up my decade old Sailer commenting habit (not my Sailer reading habit, just the commenting). Maybe that’s by design.

    My only complaint with your corner of Unz is that for some reason, comments that appear immediately on your threads don’t appear immediately in “my comments” under the Unz comment archive. Weird.

    • Replies: @Audacious Epigone
  28. Buck says:

    I moved to the UK in 2005 for a couple years and remember that puke Tony Blair used to spout the “not who we are” line. I just thought it was a Britishism until Obama started using it every time there was pushback on any policy.

    It’s just a shwarmy rhetorical device to set up a straw man. For example: say the conservatives are pushing back on double digit NHS funding increases. “Having Britons die in the street from lack of care is ….Not Who We Are!”

    I keep waiting for someone to push back on this cheap shot but it seems Conservatives on both sides of the pond are cucked beyond hope.

    • Replies: @Audacious Epigone
  29. Rosie says:

    Speaking of not who we are, I’m beginning to think that Brit Hume is not who we are. He seems to be getting a bit uppity lately. Do any of you folks know anything about him?

    Brit Hume Criticizes ‘Completely Bogus’ NYT Report On Steve King, Critiques Media For ‘Weaponizing’ Racist Charge— Mark Krikorian (@MarkSKrikorian) January 16, 2019

  30. @216

    Steve King has always been like this. I remember ten years ago, people were bitching about him saying that he was a xenophobe. The question is – why are they going after him now?

    Whenever I go on hostile message boards, here is what I say when it comes to race which tends to “get past the censors” –

    “Its a shame that blacks don’t perform at the level of whites and calling them lazy and saying they need to work harder is condescending. Few people are really lazy and sometimes them not living up to your expectations is an excuse for calling them such. There’s no good guys or bad guys in this thing. It’s just how the dice rolls. Sort of like how men are on average taller than women. The more you understand this, the more at peace you will be.”

    I kind of wonder if a sitting congressman were to say such a thing – if he/she would also get the king treatment.

    • Replies: @Stan d Mute
  31. @krustykurmudgeon

    Didn’t GWB talk about “the soft bigotry of low expectations”?

  32. @Citizen of a Silly Country

    Agree. Reason #414 for political dissolution.

  33. @Buck

    Blair was Dubya’s bitch, so it’s not hard to believe.

  34. @Dieter Kief

    The seeds of our destruction have everywhere been sewn. Time to deracinate.

  35. @Stan d Mute

    Ha! I’m sure Steve has his reasons, though his method seems like a daily exercise in tedium to me.

    I’ve noticed the same, especially the mobile version. I’ll ask Ron about it.

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