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The wall is Trump’s no new taxes pledge. It’s infinitely frustrating to see that he is apparently only now fully grasping that reality. Hell, rank amateurs have been pointing this out from the beginning:

Just as Trump’s candidacy was a referendum on a wall, so will his ability–or lack thereof–to get that wall built be a referendum on his presidency.

The Derb is concerned that Trump, cognizant of how his reelection campaign hinges on the wall or lack thereof, will give away the store to make it happen:

I’m starting to worry that Trump’s need for a Wall — and he really does need it, if he’s not to be thrown out of office in 2020 to jeers of derision and hoots of contempt — I’m worrying that this Wall obsession is crowding out real patriotic immigration reform.

Last week I expressed my fear that the enemy — I mean, the open-borders nation-killers in Congress, the courts, and the media — might calculate that it would be worth giving Trump a wall, and maybe even four more years in the White House, if, in return, they got a total amnesty for twenty or thirty million illegal aliens, perhaps with expedited citizenship, and big expansions of guest-worker programs, chain migration, refugee settlement, and so on.

I want to see a wall, but not at that price. In fact, looking through the other end of the telescope, I’m asking myself what price I personally would accept for dropping all talk of a wall.

John is a reasonable man living in an increasingly unreasonable age. The Democrat-controlled House will not sign off on anything that can be spun as providing funding for the wall. One of the reasons immigration restrictionist rhetoric is now so electorally effective for Republicans is because Democrats refuse to give an inch on anything concrete (heh). Nothing that denies amnesty to the DACA invaders, provides wall funding, taxes remittances, mandates E-Verify, or that calls for anything more than a vague intention to increase enforcement sometime in the indefinite future will get through, no matter what the Democrats get in return. No one with a (D) next to her name wants to get Pelosied. As a consequence, Republicans largely own the issue rhetorically, but it also means that they can continue to get away with not making good on any of that rhetoric.

This means if Trump wants the wall, he’s going to have to find a way to do it via his authority as chief executive. Had construction began in the first two years of his presidency, when he had real congressional budgetary support, erecting the thing would have been hard (heh!) enough. If he flies into a frenetic frenzy to try and get it done now, the prospect of severe civil unrest with the intent to retard its progress is virtually guaranteed. Think Antifa and the resurrected Minute Men throwing down in the desert.

Relatedly, the president’s most popular tweet in the last couple of months is a celebration of the electoral success of a campaign based on no more invading the world and no more inviting the world:

Steve Sailer is the most underappreciated intellectual of our age.

 
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  1. As it turns out, the real wall funding battle was back in last March with the omnibus spending bill debacle and Trump got played like a cheap fiddle. Trump can shut down the government but then the future of his presidency lies in the hands of Mitch McConnell and groups like the Freedom Caucus when it comes to overriding Trump’s veto when a new spending bill gets passed on January 3.

    If the GOP collectively grows a spine, they could prevent a veto-proof majority and keep the government shut down until the Democrats relent. However that is at a time when Trump is arguably at his weakest point in the presidency. The incentive is not there. The exception, of course, is a full court press by his base to pressure the Republicans to follow along. Thanks to the cuck purge of the midterms, its easier to do, especially with losers like Paul Ryan and Mia Love being shown the door. We got to keep the White House switchboards lighting up like a Christmas tree until this thing is over and done with.

    Regarding Derbyshire’s comments, remember that Trump had the opportunity to get all $25 billion of his wall funding in exchange for amnesty? It will look extremely weak to pass up on full wall funding only to pass amnesty with just a small fraction of those funds and Trump knows it. I don’t think he can ever walk back to amnesty. I’m no Nostradamus but I suspect if he gets overruled, he will try to scrounge up the dollars through DOD. Even this probably isn’t going to buy Trump much good will with his base because if he can get it done through DOD, then it meant he could have found the funding on Day One. Also if the DOD refuses, it may be one of those moments where we’re actually facing a coup-type of situation.

    Trump is in a very tough spot right now and it’s all his doing. The one good option is hoping that a triple reverse bankshot gets followed through on.

  2. scrivener3 says: • Website

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    >Steve Sailer is the most underappreciated intellectual of our age.
    >

    Not by me.

    • Agree: Rosie
    • Disagree: Steve in Greensboro
    • Replies: @Stan d Mute
  3. Thomm says:

    Steve Sailer is the most underappreciated intellectual of our age.

    You can’t be serious.

    He doesn’t even know the difference between ‘femto’, ‘nano’, ‘giga’, and ‘tera’.

    Steve is a 100-IQ man catering to an 80-IQ readership.

    Heartiste outranks him by a mile, and is also responsible for 80% of Steve Sailer’s audience.

  4. Anon[395] • Disclaimer says:

    I think this is wish fulfillment

    One of the reasons immigration restrictionist rhetoric is now so electorally effective for Republicans is because Democrats refuse to give an inch on anything concrete (heh).

    Hostility to immigration is inversely correlated with prosperity. And the weakness for the Right is that the next downturn will be labeled (regardless of actual cause) on the “trade war”. In certain ways, a leftist government installed in 2020 that raises taxes, and a major downturn in 2022 would be the proverbial “interesting times” to kick off the “Crisis of the 2020s”.

    The most effective anti-immigration arguments are targeting corrupt businesses and human trafficking. Adding a third prong to this triad, “wage theft”, would also triangulate away leftist concerns about underclass wages, and allow illegals to file lawsuits against employers on the condition of repatriation.

    Cultural concerns about immigration are always a losing hand in a consumerist, deracinated and secularized society. No terror attack has ever convinced a Western government to ban Muslim immigration. Media outlets are always concerned about “the backlash”. Conservatives would have a better tack arguing for self-determination via increased autonomy from DC, or the partition into Redstan and Bluestan(s).

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  5. The Deep State has never cared about elections; if they could exercise power to completely thwart the will of the voters to implement their own, they did.  This is how we got affirmative action (directly contrary to the plain language of the act), faggot marriage and so many other things.

    Whatever platform Trump ran on doesn’t matter if he can’t drain the swamp enough to expose and disempower the swamp creatures.  Absent that, it only matters if Americans get angry enough to pick up their guns to remove the people standing in the way of what they voted for.

    • Replies: @Audacious Epigone
  6. 22pp22 says:
    @Thomm

    Then why are you on the Unz Review? Wouldn’t you be happier joining Tiny Duck and the rest of the intelligentsia somewhere else?

    • Replies: @Macon Richardson
  7. I agree with you about Steve Sailer.

  8. Anonymous[978] • Disclaimer says:
    @Thomm

    Lookey here!
    We should be grateful to Uncle Thomm for he has decided to grace our inferior country with his mighty intellect and superior wit perfected over the course of 5000 years! They don’t call them Brahmins for nothin’

    Imagine the enrichment we’d experience if ALL the Brahmins in India (they are what a mere 10%? That’s just a little shy of say 100 million highly intelligent folks) were to relocate to this blighted land!!! Our collective IQ would be raised to around 120!!! Just imagine what we could then be able to accomplish! O-1 Visas here we come!

  9. Games theory. The Left is a coalition, and leadership within most coalitions is both competitive and determined by the actions of the leader’s followers. Followers are ordinarily motivated by the status, money, favorable legal treatment, and emotional considerations such as revenge or relief of a guilty conscience. At all times, other leaders contest existing leaders for leadership positions.
    This implies that the Left is not agreement capable. A leader who makes an agreement may lost his position to a contesting leader, in which case the agreement is invalidated. A leader may make an agreement and then break it to defeat a leadership contestant. The external result is the same: broken agreement.
    For that same reason, the Left’s propaganda tends to be unimaginative. It is determined by followers, by what amount to large committees. The past 20 year’s or so of US propaganda have become more shrill and more declarative rather than more convincing, as “turn up the volume” is about the best that a large committee do.
    The Left can, in a crisis, choose a single leader (Lenin, Stalin, Mao, etc.) who simply expels or kills all contestants for leadership, but the Left tends to revert to contested leadership. Stalin’s successor was Khrushchev, who lost control of the USSR’s economy and was defeated in a leadership contest.

    That’s why Left political groups act like idiots. They are not run by single humans, they are run by very large committees. The Republicans are organized similarly, except that their committees until recently were driven by advertising, hence the dollars needed to buy advertising.

    Since WW II, few cared much about politics and advertising (either meaningless or flat lies), hence money, proved decisive. When the base population does care about politics, advertising fails (as it did in 2018, and as it did during the disintegration of the USSR, final stage c.a. AD 1990). Advertising has failed in the West this year (2018), much of the base population has been suffering and dying (“White Death”), and we may well be into something like the “force defeats money” phase of the Roman Republic (Caesar and Pompey defeat Crassus by suckering him into playing soldier against the Persians, and thus defeat the Republic’s plutocrats).

    So don’t count Trump out just yet. Might happen, but hasn’t yet.

    Counterinsurgency

    • Replies: @Audacious Epigone
  10. Dr. Doom says:

    I hear the joos are ” leaving ” France and making Aliyah. That fake globe of globbalisn’t seems to be imploding. Go ahead and insult the IQ of Steve Sailer and the New Right. Still, you can keep getting on black. Black and red is Woke and Broke.

    • Replies: @Anon
  11. George says:

    Trump has not disengaged from Syria. Trump only promised Turkey to disengage from the Northern border with Turkey. Let’s see if the compromise is US troops remain in Al Tanf in the South and in the East but exit the North.

    Turkey was threatening an invasion of the North, no such threat exists in the South or East.

    e-verify should not be forgotten and would be easier to explain and implement. For example not permitting deducting employee expense for not e-verified employees and later not allowing deducting the expense for independent contractors not e-verified. New immigrants and their children who qualify for e-verify would probably support it.

    As far as the wall goes I think the argument will run on forever.

    • Replies: @Mr. Rational
  12. The president needs to be cut some slack.
    If he gets the wall done, he gets it done. Period.
    He wanted to do things legally and above board at first. Now that he knows it isn’t possible, he will have to not only use the military, but also defy judges, who will come up with some ridiculous excuse.

    This is not the same as a tax cut bill. The consequences are much more severe. He has to get the wall up. If he doesn’t, he won’t be re-elected. And they will kill him, and possibly his family.
    At the same time, it’s not something he can do with ease. Hence the “caving” on the shutdown. He knows the dembiciles will never vote for a wall. He used that opportunity to look reasonable to idiot independents. Same with DACA. It’s how he negotiates.

    Always give the President four days after he says something that you don’t like; it’s probably a front.

    Derbyshire is out of touch. IJS.

  13. Anon[204] • Disclaimer says:
    @Dr. Doom

    IIRC, there has been more Franco-Jewish migration to Quebec than to Israel. And it has more to do with the sluggish French economy than it does with rising Anti-Semitic violence and paranoia about an FN victory.

    Aliyah requires learning a new language, and either you (if younger) or your children being conscripted into the IDF. Quebec requires neither. I think Franco-Jews are also a more secularized population than Jews in Britain, and remain true believers in multikult. If multikult ever falls (IMO it won’t, we will just see the transformation into an authoritarian imperial state) Canada will be the last holdout.

    The Canadian immigration points system is rigged in favor of those fluent in French/English and those with degrees. Vis-a-vis France, the Islamic population in Canada is higher-achieving South Asian, unlike the underclass North Africans in France that want revenge for colonialism.

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  14. @George

    New immigrants and their children who qualify for e-verify

    That brings up an issue:  how do you close the anchor-baby loophole if a birth certificate is all that’s required to qualify for the perks of citizenship?

    Since the e-Verify process is free, maybe we should be vetting parents at the time of birth.  No right to work in the USA, baby either gets no birth certificate or it’s stamped “NON-CITIZEN”.

    Oh, and hold both units of government and all responsible personnel, from the executive down to the keyboard flunkies, liable for false grants of citizenship documents to illegals and their spawn.

    • Replies: @Anon
  15. Think Antifa and the resurrected Minute Men throwing down in the desert

    Be still my beating heart…

  16. @Thomm

    At least Sailer doesn’t have to buy Lactaid.

    • LOL: Rosie
  17. Trump to sign an amnesty for illegal alien invaders bill and ramp up legal immigration to get a few billion dollars for his wall?

    That is exactly why I am running against Trump in the GOP presidential primary.

    Trump has made noises about massively increasing legal immigration while giving amnesty to illegal alien invaders in the past.

    Trump has made it clear that he supports the continued use of the guest worker scam and the visa scam to flood more foreigners into the USA.

    The Pewitt Plan On Immigration Is Simple:

    IMMIGRATION MORATORIUM NOW!

    DEPORT ALL ILLEGAL ALIEN INVADERS NOW!

    IMMEDIATELY BEGIN DEPORTING THE TENS OF MILLIONS OF FOREIGNERS — LEGAL AND ILLEGAL — THAT ARE OCCUPYING OUR LAND

    MERRY CHRISTMAS!

    • Replies: @KenH
    , @anon
  18. Anon[204] • Disclaimer says:
    @Mr. Rational

    Repeal of jus soli requires either a constitutional amendment or packing the supreme court. Perhaps it would be easier to either forbid or heavily tax dual citizenship. I can’t foresee any constitutional limitations (barring rogue judges) that would show up. Perhaps there are roadblocks in treaties, but the President can unilaterally withdraw from them.

    If we forced dual nationals to surrender their second passport, I’m not sure how many would either repatriate or downgrade to permanent resident. But this is the easiest way to achieve “demographic reset” without major bloodshed.

    I would expect virulent opposition, just look at how Paul Ryan giving those 3K visas/year to the Irish has been viewed as a conspiracy to bleach the country.

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  19. KenH says:
    @Charles Pewitt

    Trump has made it clear that he supports the continued use of the guest worker scam and the visa scam to flood more foreigners into the USA.

    He campaigned against it but has done nothing to reduce H1B visas or unskilled worker visas. In fact, Congress is trying to double the latter which might be in the latest budget bill that Trump said he’d sign with wall funding. So we’d be gaining something but also giving up something.

    Trump either sucks at negotiating or never meant to make good on his campaign promises regarding our our of control and anti-white immigration system.

    • Replies: @anon
    , @Rex Little
  20. @Anon

    Repeal of jus soli requires either a constitutional amendment or packing the supreme court.

    Certainly not.  The 14th was to normalize the status of ex-slaves; it was never intended to grant citizenship to any baby whose mother was able to squeeze it out here.  It took the Wong Kim Ark decision to grant citizenship to a child whose parents were HERE LEGALLY but were not citizens.

    Deny citizenship to children of illegals and those on non-resident (student, tourist) visas?  No problem.  Even the Marxists on SCOTUS will be feeling the heat of American anger on this issue, and weigh the prospects of impeachment and/or a Constitutional Amendment which does far more damage to the nation-wreckers than a narrowly-drawn decision in favor of the law, or even an EO.

  21. Do you really think the Deplorables will vote BETO if they don’t get their wall? I don’t.

    • Replies: @Thorfinnsson
  22. @WorkingClass

    No, but some might not vote at all.

    Which could be enough for the Democratic coalition plus “moderates” (morons, as documented by AE) to win the election. Beto energizes Democrats and his height, good looks, and extremely bland & boring style is the sort of thing that appeals to moderates (morons) as well.

    • Replies: @Anon
    , @Audacious Epigone
  23. Anon[395] • Disclaimer says:
    @Thorfinnsson

    The GOP has little to show for its 8 years of control of the House, four years of both houses, and 8 years of most Midwestern states. The main achievements have been tax cuts, which don’t offer a large benefit to a majority of voters. IIRC, there was polling showing that most voters think their taxes weren’t cut at all. Elimination of SALT deduction (a good thing) also ticked off moderate voters in the Northeast, Chicago and the West Coast.

    Not a single Midwestern GOP government passed an E-verify mandate. Almost Midwestern state every state passed some form of tax cut during 2011-18. Even Illinois saw a “temporary” tax hike expire thanks to the one-term GOP governor. Recession-era cuts to education and infrastructure were not replaced when revenues started rising, tax cuts were chosen instead. The Dems in Michigan were campaigning on increasing road funding, practically unheard of for the otherwise environmentalist left. In the GOP’s defense, they can claim Medicaid crowded out education and infrastructure, but they still gave tax breaks to business anyway.

    There are two types of “moderates”, the “woke centrist” that hates social conservatives and wants lower taxes; and the “opportunist” who has inconsistent policy positions and votes based on narrative and asthetics. This was the kind of voter that thought the 2010 GOP message of “jobs, jobs, jobs” meant New Deal-style make work programs.

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    • Replies: @Mr. Rational
  24. “I won an election, said to be one of the greatest of all time, based on getting out of endless & costly foreign wars & also based on Strong Borders which will keep our Country safe. We fight for the borders of other countries, but we won’t fight for the borders of our own!”

    That is absolutely the case in my view.

    But that is not the only reason — I saw the campaign as a package deal.

    • Replies: @Mr McKenna
  25. @A Random Dude

    Indeed he was played. That was when it became clear to me that he was going to be a transitional rather than a transformational figure.

  26. @Thomm

    Steve is a 100-IQ man catering to an 80-IQ readership.

    Risible. No way that assertion is remotely serious.

    Now if you want to make an argument for that accolade being even more fit for Heartiste than Sailer, I’m all ears. It’s like arguing whether Joe Montana or Tom Brady is the best NFL quarterback of all time.

    • Agree: Mr. Rational
    • Replies: @Thomm
    , @anon
  27. @Mr. Rational

    The Overton Window matters. Persecuted as we are, Trump has provided a lot of cover. He’s providing time for a transition to occur.

    • Replies: @A Random Dude
  28. @Counterinsurgency

    I’ve not heard that Crassus was egged on by the other members of the triumvirate into earning a triumph in Persia. Where are you sourcing that from? I’m not disputing it, but I am curious.

    • Replies: @Counterinsurgency
  29. @Anon

    Are we sure the court isn’t sufficiently packed as is? Why isn’t Trump trying to find out?

    • Replies: @A Random Dude
  30. @Anon

    For reader convenience, please put “216” in the Name box instead of using it as a signature. Tnx.

    • Replies: @216
  31. @Thorfinnsson

    The Democrat farm leagues are far less white than the older Democrat leadership is. They might accept an old dinosaur paired with an ascending POC (ie Biden/HarrisVP or Warren/BookerVP) but they’re not going to take a young white guy stepping into the spotlight without throwing a huge fit.

    • Replies: @Jay Fink
  32. Thomm says:
    @Audacious Epigone

    Like I said, he doesn’t even know the difference between ‘femto’, ‘nano’, ‘giga’, and ‘tera’. That isn’t the only example either.

    He writes about interesting issues, of course, and is prolific. These are all good things.

    But to say he is the ‘most underappreciated intellectual of our age’ is way too much.

    • Replies: @Rosie
    , @anon
  33. Rosie says:
    @Thomm

    Like I said, he doesn’t even know the difference between ‘femto’, ‘nano’, ‘giga’, and ‘tera’. That isn’t the only example either.

    Because mastery of metric prefixes is the sine qua non of incisive political commentary.

    • Replies: @MikeatMikedotMike
  34. anon[199] • Disclaimer says:
    @Audacious Epigone

    Steve is a 100-IQ man catering to an 80-IQ readership.

    Risible. No way that assertion is remotely serious.

    don’t forget to count Thomm

  35. anon[199] • Disclaimer says:

    One of the reasons immigration restrictionist rhetoric is now so electorally effective for Republicans is because Democrats refuse to give an inch on anything concrete (heh). Nothing that denies amnesty to the DACA invaders, provides wall funding, taxes remittances, mandates E-Verify, or that calls for anything more than a vague intention to increase enforcement sometime in the indefinite future will get through, no matter what the Democrats get in return.

    Repubs had the chance to do any or all of these things but for some reason did none

    iirc there was a poll that said 80% of Americans supported E-Verify so why wasn’t it voted on separately?

    what is there to conclude other than that the Republican Party is a fraud

    • Agree: Audacious Epigone
  36. anon[199] • Disclaimer says:
    @KenH

    He campaigned against it but has done nothing to reduce H1B visas or unskilled worker visas. In fact, Congress is trying to double the latter which might be in the latest budget bill that Trump said he’d sign with wall funding. So we’d be gaining something but also giving up something.

    sounds like a net loss again – 20% of a wall, or more likely they “compromise” at $2.5 billion, so, 10% of the wall and more and more H1B and new unskilled worker flood

    its a middle finger

  37. @Audacious Epigone

    It’s my own deduction, after having spent a bit over a decade in a very ossified bureaucracy. Nothing is done directly, nobody knows what’s going on, knowledge is power and nobody has any knowledge. The historians usually say that Crassus tried playing soldier because he needed status as a military success rather than as just the richest man in Rome. In that situation, I’d have expected the other two members of the Triumvirate to tell him how easy it was and send him (and considerable Roman troops) off to their doom. But you’re right, it’s just a guess on my part.

    Counterinsurgency

  38. @Audacious Epigone

    I agree. These transitions take time and they’re not going to be 100% clean either. The only question is if there is enough of a transition to prevent Texas from flipping over, which might be as soon as the 2028 election. Most of us watch enough movies to think that it will be saved at the 11th hour and 59th minute but reality may take us past the point of no return. Every migrant that streams through the border just makes recovery that much more difficult. I’m still an optimist and believe we will win but there will be a lot of pain before then.

    • Agree: Audacious Epigone
    • Replies: @Sarah Toga
  39. @anon

    Indeed, the Republican Party is a fraud. The problem is that Donald Trump’s hoped-for hostile takeover of the party appears to have been a fraud as well. Unless Trump begins following through on his campaign promises by playing some serious hardball, he will be a one term president. America needs an alternative Republican candidate who will finish the job we elected Trump to do.

    • Replies: @LondonBob
    , @The Alarmist
  40. @A Random Dude

    it may be one of those moments where we’re actually facing a coup-type of situation.

    Oh happy day! If the Deep State overplays it’s hand like that, there will be yellow vests everywhere except these will be Americans exercising their 2A rights.

    It’s absurd to contend that the President can send the military to Africa on a whim, but is somehow prohibited by law from putting them on our borders to repel foreign invaders. It’s literally what the military was invented to do. It’s what the Coast Guard and Navy do today on our water borders.

    This entire fiasco seems like a scripted drama written by a reality tv series scribe. It’s so absurdly over-the-top stupid it’s beyond parody.

    • Replies: @Audacious Epigone
  41. @scrivener3

    Steve Sailer is the most underappreciated intellectual of our age.

    Well, at least we know whose epigone our blogger is now. And, audacious though his aspirations may be, if you’re going to be an epigone there are far worse eminences to emulate.

    • Agree: Audacious Epigone
  42. @Thomm

    You are correct, sir. All he does is prove blacks inferior. Again and again. Who knows what his IQ is? What matters is, he’s a boring one-note samba.

    • Replies: @anon
    , @Stan d Mute
  43. anon[199] • Disclaimer says:
    @obwandiyag

    What matters is, he’s a boring one-note samba.

    quite a few of those around here

  44. @anon

    what is there to conclude other than that the Republican Party is a fraud

    It’s not a fraud.  It delivers exactly what the money-people ask for.  The voters are just like the targets of advertisers; as long as they’re less dissatisfied with the product than with the competition’s, they’ll keep buying.

  45. LondonBob says:
    @Joseph Doaks

    Trump is the best you will get, he has almost no allies. Trump is not the problem, the rest are and need changing.

  46. @Thomm

    A village in India called. They really want you back.

    • Replies: @Thomm
  47. @Rosie

    Well, when you’re an H1B Indian who writes code for midget dating websites, those prefixes are like a nativity scene.

  48. anon[231] • Disclaimer says:
    @Thomm

    Like I said, he doesn’t even know the difference between ‘femto’, ‘nano’, ‘giga’, and ‘tera’. That isn’t the only example either.

    the fixation on this, demonstration of a warped mind

    • Replies: @Intelligent Dasein
  49. @anon

    No, Thomm is actually right about this.

    Steve Sailer has demonstrated time and time again that he knows little about mathematics or science, nothing about philosophy or theology, and his knowledge of art and history is all of the coffee table book variety (i.e. amusing anecdotes without depth or interpretive framework). His strong suits seem to be sports and movies and the music industry, with a not infrequent side glance at the scions of well-connected families.

    Call this what it is: Gossip. If Steve Sailer simply rebranded his blog as a “society column,” he would probably be just fine. He might even go into syndication and earn a nice living among a small but respectable following. More power to him if he does.

    But an intellectual he is not.

    • Agree: Thomm
  50. @obwandiyag

    All he does is prove blacks inferior. Again and again.

    Well, when you put it like that, I’m canceling my donation check to him tomorrow morning. Sailer has the easiest job in the world! In fact, he doesn’t even need to work since the vast majority of negroes are doing his job incredibly well for him and for free..

    Maybe he should diversify and prove that water is wet or that fire is hot?

    But doesn’t Sailer frequently prove negroes superior in his pieces about sportsball or running/jumping? That must be very confusing for you and I can understand why you’d choose to ignore such fact.

    • Agree: Audacious Epigone
  51. @Mr. Rational

    I’ve proposed several times to different employers in my career the marketing tag line, “We suck less!”

    But then I’m a believer in truth in advertising..

    • Replies: @Mr. Rational
  52. @Audacious Epigone

    Trump has horrendous advisers. If the rumors are true, Trump listens the most to his airhead daughter and her worthless husband. They shouldn’t be anywhere near the White House, let alone giving serious advice.

    Trump needs a good adviser who knows the ins and outs about law and he needs a good hatchet man. Oh and fire Jared and Ivanka.

  53. @Mr. Rational

    Exactly. After the evangelical fallout of the mid-2000s, the Chamber of Commerce contingency runs the GOP with an iron fist. If the RAISE Act gets passed in some form or fashion, the COC set will likely defect en masse to the Democrats and the GOP donor base will likely collapse. The populist base can probably make up the missing donations and then some but that means Republicans are going to have to be more accountable to their voters and we can’t have that, can we? Think about all of their parties that they won’t get invited to!

    • Agree: Audacious Epigone
    • Replies: @KR
  54. Thomm says:
    @MikeatMikedotMike

    I am not Indian, you stupid buttfuckaroni.

    It seems that an entire slum of Indians lives inside your head. That means they are, on a daily basis, shitting inside your head. Ironically, even this increases your IQ, since nothing can lower it from where it presently resides.

    Get off my lawn, faggot!

    Heh heh heh heh

    • Replies: @MikeatMikedotMike
  55. @Thomm

    I must be slipping, I didn’t get called a WN wigger or get the story about the watershed year of 1994?

    What’s a guy need to do to properly work up a street squatting Hinjoo?

    • Replies: @Thomm
    , @Anonymous
  56. Thomm says:
    @MikeatMikedotMike

    Well, you are a wigger, as you and I both agree.

    I didn’t see the need to state that today, but as you are desperate for attention from your betters, so be it.

    Remember, that slum of Indians is living (and therefore shitting) inside your head (much to your delight, I might add).

    Heh heh heh heh

    • Replies: @MikeatMikedotMike
  57. “Think Antifa and resurrected Minute Men throwing down in the desert.”

    If the Minute Men are firearm proficient that’d be like a canned hunt. That’s good eatin’!

    “Steve Sailer is the most underappreciated intellectual of our age.”

    But he is also a golfer.

    • Agree: Audacious Epigone
    • Replies: @Audacious Epigone
  58. @A Random Dude

    Trump is now like Hitler in the bunker: the fires are burning and the D.C. mafia are at the gates. He probably feels Jared and Ivanka are the only ones he can trust. Which means he’s fucked.

  59. @Stan d Mute

    I remember the “Nothing sucks like a Vax!” ads.  They were up all over DEC shops the moment they appeared.

    • Replies: @Stan d Mute
  60. dvorak says:
    @A Random Dude

    Trump is in a very tough spot right now and it’s all his doing.

    There were never 60 Senate votes for stopping illegal or legal immigration, nor will there ever be 60 votes. So it’s not all his doing. But he shouldn’t have lifted a finger for Ryan-McConnell, from the start, until they figured out how to get him his wall.

    Maybe they could have snuck it through using some subterfuge, if they had had the right motivation.

  61. @Stan d Mute

    The idea of the armed forces turning their guns on an elected president is delusional. The intelligence agencies are the new Praetorians. They can screw around in their own political ways, maybe an assassination here or there, but try to take over the whole thing and the military will snuff them out in a matter of days–same thing that happened to the Praetorians.

    • Replies: @Stan d Mute
  62. @Intelligent Dasein

    The Marriage Gap, Is Love Colorblind, Challenging Abortion Cut Crime, DoD quintiles–these are not Entertainment Weekly subjects.

  63. @A Random Dude

    It’s too bad Junior doesn’t have the ear Javanka doesn’t. He’s not the deepest thinker, but he has a good shitlord sense of who his friends and enemies are.

    The Stephen Miller connection is the hardest one to figure out. He should have been pruned by now, but he even outlasted Sessions. Yet it doesn’t seem like Trump talks with him much. It’s really too bad.

    • Replies: @A Random Dude
    , @Corvinus
  64. @SunBakedSuburb

    Though I say I read every word he writes, it’s not quite true–when he goes fairly deep into golf or baseball, sometimes I skim, I admit.

  65. @dvorak

    He could’ve gone on prime time TV and demanded the nuclear option to stop the Senate’s obstruction of the will of the American people. He could’ve been Jackson from the get go.

    • Replies: @Charles Pewitt
  66. @KenH

    Trump either sucks at negotiating or never meant to make good on his campaign promises regarding our our of control and anti-white immigration system.

    The second one, IMO. As I’ve said elsewhere, I never thought he was serious about cutting immigration. Why should he be? His businesses surely benefit from cheap labor as much as any others.

  67. @Audacious Epigone

    I think the sad truth is that Miller would have resigned a while back but he doesn’t have anywhere to go. Most of his career was working for Jeff Sessions, who is now retired from politics. Better to try to get the president’s ear every once in a great while than hope that there’s a steady gig at Breitbart or a talking head on one of the several failing media networks. Career-wise, he’s put all of his eggs in the immigration reform basket. He doesn’t also appear to be a guy who enjoys being in the limelight so a congressional run is probably out as well.

    • Agree: Audacious Epigone
  68. Jay Fink says:
    @Audacious Epigone

    I have read that the Bernie wing of Democrats do not like Beto…they think he is too moderate. I have a bad feeling that he will end up being the nominee (and next President) though. I had the same intuition about Obama years before he became the nominee. Even if they are similar in ideology I would prefer Biden over Beto. I find Beto extremely threatening. I don’t like when people (who know nothing about politics) vote on superficial things like youth, height and looks.

  69. @Mr. Rational

    I had to look that up, having come along in the AS400 era when RISC and PC’s were the rage. Interesting history to the “nothing sucks like a ___” tag line:
    https://encyclopedia2.thefreedictionary.com/Nothing+sucks+like+a+vax

    DEC was never that big here anyway since Burroughs was the hometown hero followed by Compuware and their shiny AS400 toys and of course EDS/GM.

  70. @22pp22

    Most likely he visits Unz Review to increase his understanding of the world. That he happens to disagree on an issue is no reason at all to challenge his right to disagree. To forbid alternative viewpoints is the essence of totalitarianism. Perhaps the real question is what are you doing on Unz Review.

    I disagree with much I read on Unz Review. Judge Napolitano is one I usually disagree with. I see no point in Tom Engelhart being on Unz except that Ron Unz desires a variety of opinions. It’s clear that you do not desire a variety of opinions, only your own. Again, perhaps the real question is what are you doing on Unz Review.

    • Replies: @22pp22
  71. @Audacious Epigone

    Exactly, plus the Pentagon stuffed with left wing bureaucrats would mean nothing when push comes to shove. Combat troops are overwhelmingly white and right wing. A coup with the Chelsea Mannings would last as long as it took for the infantry to find them.

    • Agree: Audacious Epigone
  72. @Jay Fink

    I don’t like when people (who know nothing about politics) vote on superficial things like youth, height and looks.

    Sad indeed, but it’s still a great deal better than the legions of parasites who vote for their own publicly funded jobs and/or handouts. The one thing Romney got right was calling out the 47%, but even then it’s worse still given the millions who “work” for government directly and indirectly.

    • Replies: @Jay Fink
  73. @Jay Fink

    If the Bernie wing doesn’t like him and the POCs won’t accept him, he’s not going to get the nomination. It’s also an embarrassing admittance of desperation on the part of the Democrats that all their putative ‘top talent’ gets passed over for some Justin Trudeau wannabe.

    • Replies: @Charles Pewitt
  74. martin2 says:

    President Trump appears to have been a disappointing and weak leader. Despite his success as a businessman, he has proved inadequate as a politician and statesman. He has only belatedly acted upon his explicit promise to build a wall now that he realises that he will not have a hope of re-election, and indeed will be a figure of ridicule, without making some effort to keep his promise. But because he has delayed its development by two years everything will now be that much more difficult. He has created the worst of all worlds.

    He does not lead. By contrast, Mrs Thatcher led. She had many audacious ideas, such as the selling off of Council Houses (houses rented to people by the local authority), the privatisation of public utilities, the democratisation of the unions, and especially breaking the power of the Miners. She did not necessarily have the general public behind her on these issues but she ploughed on and managed to convince people that she was right. Its a pity Trump could not have been a bit more like her. Perhaps the Americans should have elected a proper politician after all. Someone who knew the ropes.

  75. @Joseph Doaks

    Mr. Trump can get his wall built by DoD, but will probably have to purge half the officer corps to get it done. He dithered for two years, probably after listening too much to the Adults in the Room, who always know the reasons why changing the status quo is not possible, and can only go forward by finally getting around to draining the swamp. Syria is a good first test of his resolve.

    • Agree: Audacious Epigone
    • Replies: @Stan d Mute
  76. BILLY BOB says:

    There is a lot of press about illegal immigrants sucking off the nearly $100 Billion of Supplemental Nutritional Assistant Program, with some estimates ranging from 43% of all recipients (false) to 43% of all immigrant utilizing SNAP (much more accurate as illegals can’t legally receive SNAP, their off-spring born in the US can “file”. Want to pay for the wall? Reduce SNAP by 5% and immediately “save” $4 billion”, and the increase of illegals leaching off SNAP falls FAR below the $4 billion they are receiving now. Build the wall. Immigration falls, SNAP contributions fall. Cost? Less than zero. Why wouldn’t we?

    • Replies: @Audacious Epigone
    , @anon
  77. Jay Fink says:
    @Stan d Mute

    I had no passion for Romney (even if I voted for him) but I loved his 47% remark. It seems much of the 53% I know are in total denial the 47% exist. They are too busy with their own lives and can’t imagine half of Americans pay no taxes and get handouts.

  78. Anonymous[658] • Disclaimer says:
    @MikeatMikedotMike

    Hand him some toilet paper with the straightest face you can muster??

  79. Frank G says:

    If you’ve ever caught Sailer in the middle of one of his stealth edits, you’d know he has a low opinion of blacks. Of course, he has to hide this fact to remain “on brand.” Otherwise, you just have to take the rest of his content with a grain of baby-boomer salt.

  80. @The Alarmist

    purge half the officer corps to get it done

    At least half, remember that Obola retired a huge number during his reign of terror over our military. No soldier worth a damn could have countenanced crap like troops in high heels, open buggery in the barracks, or trannies prancing about as entertainment on board naval vessels. For over eight years, the path to promotion at the Pentagon was enthusiastic betrayal of every military tradition and/or social norm.

    The only reason our military is even partly capable and threatening today is that the leftards never figured out how to get their pet freaks to enlist under any combat MOS. The guys most interested and adept in lawfully breaking shit and killing people remain, as always, high T honkies who love America, love vagina (but only tolerate their life support system), and hierarchical order. So the sharp end of the stick remains a bastion of white bastards and remains, alongside 2A aficionados, our last bulwark against Stalinesque leftard tyranny. If and/or when we lose either component it will be game over for us – the soft tyranny, the anarcho-tyranny, will be replaced by the re-education camps and wholesale extermination of anyone to the right of the Rosenbergs.

    • Agree: Mr. Rational
  81. @Audacious Epigone

    Beto O’Rourke was up against Canadian coward puke Teddy Cruz. In a debate on immigration, trade and foreign policy, I would rhetorically obliterate that Canadian bastard Teddy Cruz.

    Ted Cruz is a Canadian weasel boy who has no ancestral connection to Texas nor any ancestral connection to the United States.

    Teddy Cruz pushes mass legal immigration and Teddy Cruz once supported granting legal status to illegal alien invaders.

    LEGALIZATION IS AMNESTY!

    Here I am at a 2015 GOP presidential primary town hall giving that Canadian bastard Teddy Cruz the business:

    • Replies: @Audacious Epigone
  82. KR says:
    @A Random Dude

    What was the evangelical fallout in the mid-2000s to which you just referenced? Very curious.

    • Replies: @216
  83. @Thomm

    “Believing a single word that “Thomm” fellow says is a serious mistake since he seems to be an ignorant and (probably) dim-witted Hindu immigrant dishonestly claiming to be a “native-born white American.”

    Indeed, he’s so utterly, *utterly* ignorant of American history and society…”

    -Ron Unz.

    LOL

  84. 216 says:
    @KR

    Evangelicals discredited themselves after the Terri Schiavo incident, the Abramoff scandal and paid the price for betting on the losing horse that was the Iraq War. There was also a forgotten flare-up over stem cell research, which disappeared after a different method of creating stem cells was discovered. “Fundies want to prevent the Alzheimer’s cure” was the origin point of today’s I F’ing Love Scientism.

    The Bush admin also made attempts to recruit Black/Hispanic Protestants, but this fell by the wayside after the botched hurricane response and the failure of the “Ownership Society” with the recession.

  85. @Audacious Epigone

    Trump ain’t got no ancestry that could lead to him behaving like Andrew Jackson. Sad!

    Trump ain’t got no South Carolina colonial ancestry, nor pioneer Tennessee ancestry. As a matter of fact, neither Hillary Clinton nor Trump had any colonial ancestry to speak of.

    Hillary Clinton is from Canada, just like the Canadian Teddy Cruz.

    I like Canadians, I am just not a fan of Hillary Clinton nor Teddy Cruz.

    I was one who pushed the notion that the heroics of ruling class basher Andrew Jackson could be associated with Donald Trump, but it ain’t in the cards.

    Tweet from 2015:

  86. MarkinLA says:
    @dvorak

    But there were 10 Democrat Senators in red states that were going to be up for reelection in 2018. No attempt was made to drive a wedge between them on immigration.

    I used to post that the house could have passed a single issue bill that was overwhelmingly supported by the public, such as end the visa lottery and send it to the Senate where Trump would have rally’s in those Senator’s states and invite them to the rally where the bill would be made the main focus of the rally. You pick them off one-by-one and each time weaken Schumer’s ability to demand “comprehensive immigration reform”.

    The reality is that getting each piece of immigration restriction is more popular than comprehensive immigration reform which everybody knows to just be another amnesty.

    Yeah, it might not work since the Senate had McCain but doing nothing is guaranteed not to work.

    Maybe he was just so stupid that he thought if he gave Ryan his win on tax cuts for billionaires and the military their toys, Ryan would return the favor.

  87. MarkinLA says:
    @martin2

    Perhaps the Americans should have elected a proper politician after all. Someone who knew the ropes.

    Except all the other politicians (except Cruz) were promising to your face that they were going to screw you on the immigration issue. So you had to take a chance on Trump because Cruz could never beat Hillary because he is a globalist like his wife (never would have gotten PA, WI, and MI) and he supports guest workers like GOPe.

  88. Corvinus says:
    @Audacious Epigone

    “The Stephen Miller connection is the hardest one to figure out.”

    It’s actually quite simple. Trump’s kids married Jews. These Jews are an integral role in the Trump brand. Miller is decidedly important to what Trump has been conducting in plain view. Trump is playing both sides to the middle for his own personal gain.

    Try to keep up, AE.

    https://www.middleeasteye.net/news/george-nader-yacht-how-mbs-salman-red-sea-summit-mbz-sisi-plotted-qatar-turkey-jordan-saudi-gcc-arab-league-867425259

    • Replies: @Audacious Epigone
  89. @BILLY BOB

    Estimates for the cost of the wall vary pretty widely, but factoring in typical government overruns–even though this was something Trump was supposed to be able to reduce!–let’s put it at $20 billion. Make it a four year plan with a corresponding decrease in benefits of $5 billion per year to be put towards the wall. The political problem, of course, is that the same people who want the wall are the ones who generally want reductions in SNAP, too. It’s all win for us and all loss for them. Consequently it will be a dead idea in a few weeks when Dems take control of the House.

    Putting its creation in play in 2020 would be a brilliant move by Trump, actually. Have it 25% done and make finishing it contingent upon his reelection while forcing Kamala Harris to say she will halt production immediately if elected.

    • Replies: @Stan d Mute
    , @silviosilver
  90. @martin2

    Trump appears to have thought he could buy goodwill from the GOPe by going along with them on some things they wanted–and Trump did, too, even if they weren’t central to his campaign–like tax cuts, using his popularity with a part of the electorate the GOPe is weak with to help Republicans generally, and most disastrously of all, claiming credit for the stock market after correctly calling it a bubble through 2015 and 2016. He ran a few of the backstabbers out of the spotlight, but the swamp dwellers are everywhere and those ‘frenemies’ won’t lift a finger to do anything for him in return. He should’ve come in like Andrew Jackson, dancing with the people who brought him (maybe even inviting them into the White House!).

  91. @216

    It allows others to see comments you’ve left in other threads at UR. Very handy for references (and to hold slippery types–which you are emphatically not–accountable).

  92. @Corvinus

    There are innumerable other Jews Trump could’ve picked if the primary focus was currying favor with Jews in the administration.

    • Replies: @Corvinus
  93. lavoisier says: • Website
    @Intelligent Dasein

    Intellectuals rarely have the courage to tackle the subjects that Steve does routinely.

    And he has done this for years despite risking a great deal to do so.

    You are wrong about Steve. He has a keen sense of hypocrisy and he is very entertaining as well!

    Just his work on race and intelligence opened a lot of doors to this forbidden subject.

    He is much better than an intellectual.

  94. @lavoisier

    The effusive praise heaped on Steve’s so-called courage and unique insight lacks any supporting evidence whatsoever. The fact that it’s repeated over and over again is one of the stranger characteristics of this forum.

  95. It’s funny to listen to the hysterical raving of the “Right”. John Bolton, Pompeo, Trump and his goons are already making plans to create more “invaders” now that Bolton has declared a “troika of tyranny” in Latin America. Most of these people are fleeing severe oppression, violence, terror, extreme poverty from three countries: Honduras—mainly Honduras, secondarily Guatemala, thirdly El Salvador—not Nicaragua, incidentally—three countries that have been under harsh U.S. domination, way back, but particularly since the 1980s, when Wall St. and Reagan’s Murican trained and funded death squads devastated particularly El Salvador and Guatemala, secondarily Honduras. Nicaragua was attacked by Reagan, of course, but Nicaragua was the one country which had an army to defend the population. But now Trump and Bolton aim to destabilize even Nicaragua. In the other countries, the army were the state terrorists, backed and armed by the United States and Israel.

    Why are they fleeing Honduras? Well, in 2009, Honduras had a mildly reformist president, Mel Zelaya. The Murican and Honduran capitalist elite couldn’t tolerate that. A military coup took place, expelled him from the country. It was harshly condemned all through the hemisphere, with a couple of exceptions Muria and Israel. The Obama administration refused to call it a military coup, because if they had, they would have been compelled by law to withdraw military funding from the military regime, which was imposing a regime of brutal terror. Honduras became the murder capital of the world. A fraudulent election took place under the military junta—again, harshly condemned all over the hemisphere, most of the world, but not by Murica..fuck yeah!. The Obama administration praised Honduras for carrying out an election, moving towards democracy and all that BS. Now people are fleeing from the misery and horrors for which Wall St. is responsible.

    And you have this charade taking place, which the world is looking at with utter astonishment: Poor, miserable people, families, mothers, children, fleeing from terror and repression, thanks to Murican capitalism and imperialism, and in reaction, they’re sending thousands of troops to the border and demanding a wall, just like the cowardly Israelis. And with a remarkable PR campaign, they’re frightening much of the dumb goyims into believing that we’re on the verge of an invasion, just like the “invasion” into Europe that was 100% caused by Murican and Israeli imperialism and capitalism.

    Not to mention the CIA-Mossad organized crime destabilizing the whole continent, Human trafficking. Drug trafficking, weapons trafficking…
    Police Nab Israeli Suspects in Colombia Child Sex Trafficking Ring
    https://sputniknews.com/world/201812101070556440-colombia-child-sex-tarfficking-ring/

    Israeli Sailor Found Smuggling 500 Pounds Of Cocaine – The Forward
    https://forward.com/fast-forward/409054/israeli-sailor-accused-of-smuggling-more-than-500-pounds-of-cocaine/

    Trump is a hotel owner for goodness sake folks, good luck getting him to deport all that sweet slave labor. Even if you did get your Israeli inspired wall, the DACA’s would get to stay, along with millions of other “invaders” already here, as part of the “deal”

    Thats all I have to say about that.

    • Replies: @anon
    , @Stan d Mute
  96. anon[408] • Disclaimer says:
    @BILLY BOB

    much more accurate as illegals can’t legally receive SNAP, their off-spring born in the US can “file”

    we hear this kind of BS all the time and then find out later it just wasn’t true

    “illegals cant get welfare” they screamed and then you find out that Los Angeles County alone is spending billions on them and the US over $100 billion

  97. 22pp22 says:
    @Macon Richardson

    There is already a great variety of viewpoints in the Unz Review – which is why I come here. He said that Steve Sailer (the most popular poster) and his readership were retards. Why associate with people you consider retarded?

  98. anon[408] • Disclaimer says:
    @redmudhooch

    And with a remarkable PR campaign, they’re frightening much of the dumb goyims into believing that we’re on the verge of an invasion

    we’ve been getting invaded for decades

    enough already

  99. Corvinus says:
    @Audacious Epigone

    “There are innumerable other Jews Trump could’ve picked…”

    But Trump did not select anyone else. Why would he? Does he not want highly talented individuals in his administration? Miller was THE Jew to curry favor among his tribe.. He is a rising star and ardent Trump supporter. The rest of the flock would be mere window dressers. No, Miller was clearly selected because of his Jewedness and his political skill.

    • Replies: @Audacious Epigone
  100. @A Random Dude

    The problem isn’t that Ivanka is an airhead, it’s that she’s a Democrat.

  101. @216

    I agree and in addition to that, there were a lot of scandals with several of the more well known evangelicals. Ted Haggard being the big one. The guy who claimed to have talked to Dubya every week was caught with a meth and a gay prostitute. There were also sexual scandals with prominent pro life politicians as well, Larry Craig being the most prominent example.

    Combine that with what you had above and that was that for evangelicals being considered a political force within the GOP.

  102. @Intelligent Dasein

    Lacking a sense of humor is one of the characteristic mental deficiencies of the left.  Strange to see you have it, too.

    And if you find nothing of value in Steve’s output, why are you even here?

    • Replies: @Stan d Mute
  103. @Audacious Epigone

    Time stamp?

    The presidential primary town hall where I confronted Teddy Cruz on trade and immigration was held on August 31, 2015 in New Hampshire.

  104. I said this about mass immigration and California to Ted Cruz in 2015:

    “And as for immigration, It’s quite simply true that if it wasn’t for mass immigration — the 1965 Immigration Act — the Republicans might not have lost California forever. And it’s also true that without mass immigration we might never have had Obama — and that means we might never have had Obamacare.

    Mass legal immigration is the issue that’s demographically destroying the United States. But you, you support dramatic increases in mass immigration.

    I don’t think you can continue on trying to confuse the American people about the difference between illegal immigration and mass legal immigration — so why do you support mass legal immigration?”

    • Replies: @Sarah Toga
    , @anon
  105. Let us all remember that Teddy Cruz was a big backer of the sovereignty-sapping TPP before he changed his Canadian mind.

    Teddy Cruz went so far as to write an op-ed in the Wall Street Journal with globalizer rat Pal Ryan saying that Obama should be given full trade promotion authority to continue on negotiating the TPP trade deal scam.

    https://www.wsj.com/articles/putting-congress-in-charge-on-trade-1429659409

    Tweet from 2015:

  106. @Intelligent Dasein

    “The effusive praise heaped on Steve’s so-called courage and unique insight lacks any supporting evidence whatsoever.”

    What’s your real name, where did you go to high school and college, and what major metropolitan area do you reside in? Can you refer me to your 25 year archive of writing? Because based on those clues, Sailer could easily be found and have a Tucker Carlson style antifa mob terrorizing his family on his front doorstep.

    An objective individual would immediately recognize the elevated risk Sailer and some others subject themselves to; your refusal to do so discredits anything else you have to say, frankly. The extent of your denial, plus your recent habit of descending into immediate ad hominem with anyone disagreeing with you (similar to your new ally Thomm – that alone should give you urgent cause to recalculate your perspective) points to an individual suffering from pathological levels of hubris, and or megalomania.

    • Replies: @Intelligent Dasein
  107. anon[393] • Disclaimer says:
    @A Random Dude

    No he lost the wall week one when he gave Israel 55 billion for a wall of their own and another 200 billion to the military to fight israel’s proxy wars. he could have extracted a wall from the jews for that 250 billion instead he got shit

  108. @A Random Dude

    I live in Harris County, Texas, which is the Houston metro area.

    I think we’re too late – unless DJT actually goes gonzo and
    (A) starts building a literal, physical, permanent wall that actually works; and
    (B) uses some little known immigration law provision to halt legal immigration; and
    (C) ramps up deportations.
    Not holding my breath.

    The reason I think it is too late – Harris County, Texas flipped deep,deep, deeeeeep blue over the past two elections. If increased Hispanic and black employment was going to work, it would’ve worked here.
    That and the flood of imported Democrats via reckless mass immigration.

    Now we have a former teacher-Democrat-activist County Clerk, who also oversees elections. She opposes the Texas Voter ID law.
    Guess what?
    We will see the 3 million votes of Harris County, Texas manipulated like Broward County, FL, Cook County, IL – you name it.
    Vote fraud galore.
    The 36 electoral votes from Texas for 2020 are already in the Democrat back pocket.
    Unless Trump gets super tough.

    And the Harris County GOP is so cucked by the Bush Family and by country-club never-Trumpers the county GOP party is utterly clueless and of no value in this fight whatsoever.
    The Harris County GOP chair, Paul Simpson, has lost every election cycle he has been responsible for.

    • Agree: Audacious Epigone
  109. @EliteCommInc.

    The NYT today:

    Trump Unites the Left and the Right Against His Plans in Syria and Afghanistan

    Indeed: Swamp creatures on ‘both sides of the aisle’ are grievously threatened by anyone who dares to disrupt the two-headed monster we call our political system. Many observers have noted that we essentially have one War Party with two divisions for public consumption.

    Trump, for all his many failings, came out of left field and threw a wrench in the works. He may not have thrown the wrench we want, and he’s very limited in what he can achieve because the Deep State is very deep indeed.

    But make no mistake, he’s disruptive. Daring to focus on protecting the USA rather than doing the infernal bidding of hatemongering tribalists on the far side of the globe is more disruption than they can stand. I say ‘Good’–and ‘Godspeed’.

    • Replies: @Audacious Epigone
  110. @Charles Pewitt

    Spot on. Legal immigration is the main problem. Our dispossession continues at a reckless pace. More than 1,100,000 foreigners each year.
    The main skill for a politician is to count. Apparently the GOP cannot see the 800,000+ democrats imported annually.

    • Agree: densa
  111. anon[354] • Disclaimer says:
    @Charles Pewitt

    I have a question on your platform, Mr. Pewitt. If you deport legal foreigners, who does this include?
    Will you deport Vietnamese who came here in 1975 and became legal citizens long ago? Will you deport children from foreign countries adopted by American citizens? What is a legal foreigner?

    • Replies: @anon
  112. @MikeatMikedotMike

    What’s your real name, where did you go to high school and college, and what major metropolitan area do you reside in? Can you refer me to your 25 year archive of writing?

    My archive on this very site already contains all of that information, except my name.

    Because based on those clues, Sailer could easily be found and have a Tucker Carlson style antifa mob terrorizing his family on his front doorstep.

    True. That being the case, why do you think there isn’t one?

    An objective individual would immediately recognize the elevated risk Sailer and some others subject themselves to; your refusal to do so discredits anything else you have to say, frankly.

    You exaggerate like a girl. Do you always get this butt-hurt every time somebody refuses to bow down before your idol?

    plus your recent habit of descending into immediate ad hominem with anyone disagreeing with you

    Don’t say ad hominem when what you mean is insult; and anyway, that’s hardly a recent habit of mine. Like Oscar Wilde’s gentleman, I never give offense unintentionally. I started cursing people out here long ago because their obtuseness and stupidity deserved it.

    similar to your new ally Thomm

    I am no ally of Thomm’s, but he happens to be entirely correct in this case. Not one word that he wrote in his comment is factually inaccurate. Do you deny that?

    points to an individual suffering from pathological levels of hubris, and or megalomania.

    Blow it out your kazoo, truck driver. I’m not the one going ballistic because someone else failed to pay the requisite levels of obsequious and overblown respect to my favorite blogger. All I said was that Steve Sailer is not an intellectual, which happens to be true. Beyond that, I am not trying to tear him down or hurt him in any way. If you think I’m wrong, perhaps you could correct me by explaining the ridiculous amount of knob-polishing he gets from you and Epigone and many others, rather than “descending into immediate ad hominem.” For credibility’s sake, you may wish to try it without the coloratura histrionics, but I’ll be happy to listen to anything you’ve got.

    I have asked about this before. I haven’t received any replies beyond a repetitious list of topics that are not exactly noteworthy. So I’ll ask again: What has Steve Sailer done of an intellectual nature that is profound enough to merit the title “most underappreciated intellectual of our age”? Don’t tell me he’s a cool guy. Don’t tell me he survived a bout with cancer. Don’t tell me how he gave up and ad career or a mainstream writing career so he could blog about blackity blackity black. All that may be commendable, but that isn’t the question. I just want to know what his top-tier intellectual accomplishments are.

    I would venture that the real Steve Sailer would forswear that he had any, thus making him rather more honest than his oversolicitous friends.

  113. @Corvinus

    Miller was selected because he was Sessions’ man. As fun as it is to think that Trump courted Sessions not to get Sessions–after all, he’s gone now!–but instead to get his top aide, Miller, it’s a bridge too far.

    • Replies: @LondonBob
    , @Corvinus
  114. @Intelligent Dasein

    “My archive on this very site already contains all of that information, except my name.”

    Not so brave then, compared to Sailer.

    “That being the case, why do you think there isn’t one?”

    Irrelevant to the point.

    “You exaggerate like a girl. Do you always get this butt-hurt every time somebody refuses to bow down before your idol?”

    LOL – you aren’t capable of hurting my feelings; you are good at building straw men though.

    “Don’t say ad hominem when what you mean is insult…”

    You split hairs like a little girl.

    “…but he happens to be entirely correct in this case. Not one word that he wrote in his comment is factually inaccurate. Do you deny that?”

    “Steve is a 100-IQ man catering to an 80-IQ readership.” – Thomm. Unless you or Shiva are going to produce test results, that statement is a guess based on his opinions of Sailer and his commenters’ content. Your unfortunate arrogance has disabled your ability to make the distinction.

    “Blow it out your kazoo, truck driver.”

    I’m so flattered that you dug through my commenting history to find out that I drive a truck! Was that supposed to be an insult? Pretty weak from a guy who claims to be real fart smeller, I mean, smart feller.

    “I’m not the one going ballistic…”

    Actually, you are. The rest of your rant is addressing nothing I brought to your attention. I addressed your insinuation that Sailer possesses no extra ordinary courage, and made an observation on your commenting behavior.

    • Replies: @Intelligent Dasein
  115. @Mr McKenna

    His ‘unpredictable’ rhetoric is where he’ll be able to do the most good in the next two years (and thus the greatest contribution he will have made as president). That he tends to send the best Overton-Window-smashing tweets out when he’s feeling cornered means we’re primed to get a lot of good stuff in the coming couple of years.

    • Agree: Mr McKenna
  116. @Intelligent Dasein

    He has been responsible for a paradigm shift in the way an increasing number of people understand the world. In applying an HBD filter to view the world with–which has wrapped up in it the major (and lots of other minor) topics I noted above–he’s offered insights no other public intellectual has on things as disparate as the 2008 depression to the law of female journalism.

    • Replies: @Intelligent Dasein
  117. @MikeatMikedotMike

    Okay, so you’re not really talking here.

    • Replies: @MikeatMikedotMike
  118. @Audacious Epigone

    In applying an HBD filter to view the world with

    HBD is nonsense. This is actually an anti-accomplishment that Sailer would be better off without, and more than once I have pleaded with him to drop it, as it detracts from the quality of what he is doing. HBD is the fly in the race-realist ointment which prevents it from being useful. It is not a paradigm shift at all, but the same threadbare old Darwinism that was part and parcel of the modernism that has created all these other problems in the first place. Do you not see? A real intellectual would say that this is precisely the paradigm that needs to be shifted away from.

    • Replies: @Mr. Rational
  119. @Intelligent Dasein

    HBD is nonsense.

    That right there is enough to prove to me that you’re full of shit.  Your ideology (or is it jealousy?) overwhelms your knowledge and facilities of reason.

    Maybe when you’re able to integrate the known facts well enough to not reject them on emotional grounds you’ll have something worthwhile to say, but for now I’m done with you.  “Intelligent” my eye.

    • Agree: Audacious Epigone
    • Replies: @Intelligent Dasein
  120. @Mr. Rational

    Maybe when you’re able to integrate the known facts well enough to not reject them on emotional grounds

    I am not rejecting any facts on emotional or any other grounds. I am talking about the facts. The term “human biodiversity” is simply a jejune and materialistic substitute for “race” which allows one to cloak his discussion of that subject within a cocoon of scientistic sophistry. This is neither intellectual nor courageous; it is a form punting that defers the issue to an impersonal, ethereal index far removed from any concrete existence involving the experience of race. Henceforth one need not confront the fact of race directly; one can claim only to be “noticing” patterns.

    So why can’t race-realists be real about race?

    It is race itself which is the prime fact, not mitochondrial DNA or time-preference or r/K-selection or any of the rest of the jazz cluttering up the discourse. Race itself is real. The understanding of race proceeds from the experience of it. The sense of it, the judgment of it, the knowing what to do with it—these are the pertinent political problems. These are the life matters which will be settled in the field of action and will determine the destiny of individuals and peoples. The discussion of DNA belongs to the backwaters of a rapidly decomposing scientific worldview soon to ossify and perish in old, worm-eaten books.

    Race penetrates to the deepest essence of the soul. It is identity, home and hearth, love and hate, marriage, family, language, all the shaking and significant moments of life. To try to sum this up in the trite term “human biodiversity” is groaning nonsense. Though the abstract thinking may build up exquisite edifices of theory involving this or that serum factor or mutation, all feeling mutinies against such thoughts the moment that action begins and the fact of race as lived experience starts to be felt. Here, on the political side of life, is where the race question must be settled.

    Now wouldn’t it be more profitable to talk about that?

  121. @Audacious Epigone

    Putting its creation in play in 2020 would be a brilliant move by Trump, actually. Have it 25% done and make finishing it contingent upon his reelection

    I believe that this has been Trump’s strategy from the beginning . He must get the wall started during his first term. Having done that, he cannot be accused of “not doing anything to build the wall” and has the perfect reelection issue for 2020.

    Trump has a deep understanding of idiot American TV consumers and knows how to keep them coming back. Had he built the wall in his first term, what would he have to get them to the polls again versus a competitor promising loads of bread and circuses?

  122. @lavoisier

    He is much better than an intellectual.

    In this Age of PC, what is an “intellectual”? When objectively true facts are forbidden, a public “intellectual” is a fabulist at best.

    • Agree: Mr. Rational
  123. @Intelligent Dasein

    The effusive praise heaped on Steve’s so-called courage and unique insight lacks any supporting evidence whatsoever.

    Says the jackass who believes in imaginary Sky Fairies..

  124. @redmudhooch

    Your comment would be a great blog post by itself – as a comment it won’t get the discussion and debate it deserves.

    Nothing has changed since Chesty Puller told us he was a mercenary for American business interests. And nothing will change so long as our owners can get away with sending our kids to shithole countries to die for their profit. Combined with the hundred million do-gooder Christians who are convinced their Sky Fairy wants them to proselytize the gospel to every cannibalistic savage, the same simple minded fools who watch six hours of TV daily and believe it all, this travesty continues.

    But … none of this obligates me morally to permit alien invaders to enter my nation, my home, and demand a portion of my labor and assets. It sucks to be a Guatemalan, Honduran, or El Salvadoran for sure and it’s great if truly moral Americans choose to help them out using their own money, voluntarily, back home in Central America. But just as I support their right to defend themselves against our government’s meddling, I support my right to defend to defend my home from their invasion regardless of their motives for attempting to come.

    • Agree: Mr. Rational
  125. @Mr. Rational

    And if you find nothing of value in Steve’s output, why are you even here?

    I assume that was a rhetorical question, but for the viewers at home who haven’t been following the plot, I’ll answer: Because he’s another simple Troll.

    He’s on my ignore list for my primary iPad I use to surf Unz, but because each device has its own list the way Ron’s coded the site, I saw and replied to one of his posts during my 3am insomnia (and using an alternate device) today. My bad, I know better than to feed the Trolls.

  126. @Intelligent Dasein

    I just want to know what his top-tier intellectual accomplishments are.

    How about speaking the Truth dumbass? A truth-teller cannot, by definition, be an “intellectual” in today’s PC interpretation of the term. Sailer is a “classic intellectual” as most of us are “classic liberals” around here, but the leftards have so bowdlerized the language that both “intellectual” and “liberal” now have opposite meaning.

    Sailer is cautious to write what is empirically and objectively true while illuminating the prevarication and hypocrisy of the innumerable scum who fill our national discourse with bullshit. By illuminating Truth, Sailer helps beat back the tidal wave of stupidity subsuming any intelligent debate – the True definition of Intellectual.

    Screw this, now you’ve made me add you to my ignore list on yet another device. You make my case (repeatedly) that our core problem isn’t Jews, but idiot Sky Fairy believers who lap up the Jews’ fairy tale like a fag eager to get pozzed. Thanks for that anyway.

    • Replies: @lavoisier
  127. @Intelligent Dasein

    No, your bullshit was called and you have no defense.

  128. lavoisier says: • Website
    @Stan d Mute

    Sailer helps beat back the tidal wave of stupidity subsuming any intelligent debate – the True definition of Intellectual.

    Indeed Sailer does this so very well.

    But I would not dismiss ID so quickly. While I find his comments perplexing and his summary judgments condemning genetic knowledge and evolution as silly, his perspective is one that forces me to think a little deeper about the merits of the “soul.”

    And it helps to remind me that philosophy still holds a place in the pursuit of knowledge.

    But I agree with you 100% that if you are not focused on being honest, no point in saying anything.

  129. LondonBob says:
    @Audacious Epigone

    I would still like to know the full story regarding Sessions. Obviously he was somewhat of an outsider but it is clear he was running interference as AG, don’t know if he was blackmailed or something.

  130. Corvinus says:
    @Audacious Epigone

    “Miller was selected because he was Sessions’ man.”

    He was chosen (heh) because of his Jewedness and his skill set. Of course it helped immensely that Miller worked for Sessions because it gave him access to the executive branch. But Trump obviously saw something in him, and it is clear that he is one of Trump’s most trusted and loyal figures.

    “As fun as it is to think that Trump courted Sessions not to get Sessions–after all, he’s gone now!–but instead to get his top aide, Miller, it’s a bridge too far.”

    Strawman much? I never made that argument. Sessions brought on board Miller. I am sure Steve Bannon gave Trump advice that putting Miller in an important role would be a wise decision. Trump met Miller, sized him up, and said “OK, you’re on board”. Obviously, Miller has shown to be much more valuable to Trump than was Sessions.

    If you want to further embarrass yourself, be my guest.

  131. @Intelligent Dasein

    The term “human biodiversity” is simply a jejune and materialistic substitute for “race” which allows one to cloak his discussion of that subject within a cocoon of scientistic sophistry.

    So when we talk about the fixation index (Fst) between various populations of genus Homo, such as the difference between Europeans and sub-Saharans equivalent to the distance between the North American gray wolf and the coyote, we should call this “race” and not “human biodiversity”?

    Especially when it is practically forbidden to talk about race in the West these days?  I smell the stench of “SHUT IT DOWN”.

    This is neither intellectual nor courageous; it is a form punting that defers the issue to an impersonal, ethereal index far removed from any concrete existence involving the experience of race.

    Your feelz and experience DO NOT MATTER.  The facts are independent of what anyone thinks or feels about them.

    I am not rejecting any facts on emotional or any other grounds. I am talking about the facts.

    When you inject “experience” into a scientific discussion, you are subordinating facts to feelz.  That is the essence of the poz infecting our society today.  Some things just are.  You cannot make them go away even if you declare them taboo, and taboos allow the ills created by refusal to address facts to fester and grow.  You cannot live by lies.

    The discussion of DNA belongs to the backwaters of a rapidly decomposing scientific worldview soon to ossify and perish in old, worm-eaten books.

    And you call yourself “intelligent”.

    “Noticing” breaks through denial.  DNA explains the why of racial differences, where they come from, why they are not erased by education or conditioning, and thus why all the racial utopian schemes of the left are doomed or outright evil.  DNA is the ultimate killshot in the war to beat off the equalitarians.  DNA science is the ONLY thing which can defeat them. 

    • Agree: Stan d Mute
  132. anon[168] • Disclaimer says:
    @Charles Pewitt

    Mass legal immigration is the issue that’s demographically destroying the United States. But you, you support dramatic increases in mass immigration.

    good job on the question to hispanic-canadian ted

    i disagree a little though – the problem is non-white immigration, both legal and illegal

    we don’t need any of them

  133. anon[168] • Disclaimer says:
    @anon

    Will you deport Vietnamese who came here in 1975 and became legal citizens long ago?

    these were legit refugees fleeing for their lives

    Will you deport children from foreign countries adopted by American citizens? What is a legal foreigner?

    probably he’s talking about deporting all the illegal aliens from south of the border who managed to “become legal” after committing crimes getting here – i have no problem with that either because they were never legit, just fraudsters

  134. @Audacious Epigone

    even though this was something Trump was supposed to be able to reduce!

    You kinda get a creeping sense that Trump’s hoped for reputation as the “deal maker” extraordinaire president is going to fare as well as Dubya’s reputation as a “uniter, not a divider.”

    • Replies: @lavoisier
  135. @Intelligent Dasein

    Race penetrates to the deepest essence of the soul. It is identity, home and hearth, love and hate, marriage, family, language, all the shaking and significant moments of life. To try to sum this up in the trite term “human biodiversity” is groaning nonsense. Though the abstract thinking may build up exquisite edifices of theory involving this or that serum factor or mutation, all feeling mutinies against such thoughts the moment that action begins and the fact of race as lived experience starts to be felt. Here, on the political side of life, is where the race question must be settled.

    Damn man, powerfully put. That is certainly how I feel about it.

    And yet…

    Now wouldn’t it be more profitable to talk about that?

    Sadly, the answer to that is: probably not. Or at least not yet.

    I wonder if I ever would have taken a political interest in race if that’s all that was every talked about. I suppose eventually I might have seen through the MSM lies told about “diversity,” but a big part of me probably would have considered those necessary lies, given the catastrophe that occurred the last time that race was politically treated with such passion. (Fwiw, I think that risk still remains, but what the hell, it’s a risk worth running, considering that the alternative is to be racially erased from the earth.)

    “HBD” talk makes race accessible in a way that other approaches just don’t.

    • Agree: Mr. Rational
  136. @Intelligent Dasein

    Race is an aspect of human biodiversity, an important one, but HBD encompasses more than just race. Sex, for example, as the most obvious example.

  137. lavoisier says: • Website
    @silviosilver

    The greatest fool who ever occupied the oval office was Dubya.

    Not the most corrupt, but the most easily corrupted.

  138. Corvinus says:

    ID…

    “The term “human biodiversity” is simply a jejune and materialistic substitute for “race” which allows one to cloak his discussion of that subject within a cocoon of scientistic sophistry. This is neither intellectual nor courageous; it is a form punting that defers the issue to an impersonal, ethereal index far removed from any concrete existence involving the experience of race… HBD is the fly in the race-realist ointment which prevents it from being useful. It is not a paradigm shift at all, but the same threadbare old Darwinism that was part and parcel of the modernism that has created all these other problems in the first place.”

    Red alert, red alert. ID has escaped the echo chamber. He is a threat for exposing us. After him!

    Stan…

    “How about speaking the Truth dumbass? A truth-teller cannot, by definition, be an “intellectual” in today’s PC interpretation of the term.”

    According to Who/Whom?

    “Sailer is a “classic intellectual” as most of us are “classic liberals” around here, but the leftards have so bowdlerized the language that both “intellectual” and “liberal” now have opposite meaning.”

    Sailer is a NOTICER. He speaks on intellectual topics, and in some areas he is an intellectual. In other areas, he is a member of the Coalition of the Fringes.

    “Sailer helps beat back the tidal wave of stupidity subsuming any intelligent debate – the True definition of Intellectual.”

    Sailer speaks what he BELIEVES to be true.

    SilvioSilver…

    ““HBD” talk makes race accessible in a way that other approaches just don’t.”

    It’s Darwinian window dressing packaged for the Alt Right.

    AE…

    “In applying an HBD filter to view the world…”

    …it colors one’s judgement.

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