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A friend watched the first debate between Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton with an older, conservative, Southern, female, relative. She was distressed by the Republican presidential nominee’s style—even though, to my eye, he pulled his punches.

Since I have so much in common with Trump, I feel uniquely qualified to explain why she was so put off by the candidate. Trump is at least 6’2,” while I’m… not. Trump went off to Wharton, while I attended the Asphalt League. Trump is a billionaire, while I have spent my life scheming and clawing my way up to the exalted reaches of the lower working class.

trumpamericadeserve Hmm. Let’s try that again.

For all his riches, Trump is still an Outer Boroughs guy at heart. Like me!

The Outer Boroughs—Brooklyn, Queens (where Trump and I were born), Staten Island, The Bronx—are New York City’s version of “flyover country.” The Manhattan mentality identifies with effete (in my opinion) elites, But, as New York Post op-ed editor Mark Cunningham pointed out in a brilliant piece, Trump’s style is “busting balls…He’s playing and winning by blue-collar rules…” [Donald Trump has invented a new way to win by Mark Cunningham, New York Post, February 15, 2016.]

Remember how in their Republican Convention speeches, Donald Trump’s kids recalled how “the blue-collar billionaire” stood side-by-side with men in the building trades who were pouring cement and listened to them respectfully?

They weren’t joking.

Trump’s troubles within America’s Ruling Class derive from his Outer Borough style and patriotic policy positions. So, too, do his strengths.

About my own working-class/Outer Borough background: I spent over five years (1980-1985) studying and working in in West Germany. I was there so long because I quickly went broke, hadn’t completed my bachelor’s degree, and didn’t want to come home without it.

So I hustled after jobs—stuffing mailboxes with plastic bags, for people to fill with used clothing; washing food trays in the school cafeteria; pitching and taking down circus tents for folk music festivals; running a used book store; translating German advertising copy and philosophy articles into English; disposing of thousands of decomposed rat and mice carcasses at the Max Planck Institute; and building cars at Daimler-Benz (Mercedes, to you civilians).

Once I got my B.A., I applied to grad school. The best offer I got—after playing hardball in the negotiations (they tried to get me for nothing)—was from the CUNY Graduate School, which was where I’d wanted to go all along. CUNY’s once-great reputation was due to penniless Jews like yours truly.

The whole thing was a big misunderstanding. The Columbia University mafia that ran the philosophy program had apparently assumed that I’d been in West Germany for so long because I was rich!

Imagine the shock of the Acting Chairman, when we met before the semester began. Here was this obnoxious member of the lower orders. There’s nothing an Ivy League Jew hates more than his working-class counterpart. He’ll pander to blacks and Hispanics, but won’t give a poor Jew the time of day.

Although, because I was on a full academic fellowship, I hadn’t been obligated to work at a department job, my chairman invented a make-work job on the spot, forcing to me to file papers ten hours a week.

182czf471obnhjpgWhen the epic but flawed mini-series Amerika aired that year, about an America that had been taken over by the Soviets, I told my chairman my concerns that it could have been better. He just smirked at me. Only the little people in the Outer Boroughs had patriotic concerns.

I was proud to have worked mainly at Daimler-Benz and told everyone about it. The tenured mooks were unimpressed. They not only had the Manhattan mentality, but they lived there, while I lived in Brooklyn. (I’ve since moved to Queens).

At CUNY, I was indicted for a Ph.D., but eventually accepted a plea bargain: They let me walk with a Master’s, and time served. They wanted to get rid of me, and the feeling was mutual.

I agree with Steve Sailer:

Contra Keillor, Trump’s persona is highly Jewish in affect. But perhaps Keillor isn’t thinking about Jewish-Americans in general, but instead is obsessing about one particular varietal: the old money German-Jewish high society who wouldn’t let Eastern European Jews i nto their country clubs because of their cruder manners.

Like I always say: The only thing worse than a German is a German Jew. (My father’s family were rich German Jews, but my mom’s side were Hungarian and Russian—Outer Boroughs Jews are Ostjuden)

Like the rest of America’s Ruling Class, Republican Party grandees hate Trump. They have couched this hatred in terms of their purported “conservatism” and “principles.”

But what binds these “conservatives” is a common distaste for p oor, working, and even middle-class whites, and anyone who is loyal to them.

The GOP has a long, sordid history of stabbing in the back both populist and patriotic politicians and also its own base, going back to its betrayal of Sen. Joseph McCarthy in 1954. In 1962, William F. Buckley—the “Pied Piper For the Establishment” in John F. McManus’ phrase—purged anti-Communist John Birch Society founder, Robert Welch. In 1964, the Party’s liberal Rockefeller wing sabotaged Barry Goldwater. In 1968, Richard Nixon insinuated to the South that he was courting, that he would protect it from forced school busing; once elected, he aggressively supported this community-destroying plague, along with massive Affirmative Action.

In 2000 and 2004, Connecticut-born George W. Bush fooled patriots with his affected Texas swagger, only to repeatedly seek to impose nation-breaking mass Amnesties of illegal, Third World aliens.

John McCain (2004) and Mitt Romney (2008) ran against an easily-beatable, racial socialist Democrat, but gave the patriotic white voters they desperately needed a big middle finger. The voters returned the favor by staying home, thus giving Barack Obama two decisive victories.

The Republican Party has been in thrall to a strategy of party and national suicide for so long that, already back in 2000, my old Toogood Reports colleague, Jim Antle, exposed its fatal consequences.

[Kristol’s and Brooks’] political strategy in essence was this: Jettison the boorish white Southerners — a Weekly Standard bete noire held responsible for much of the GOP’s troubles within its pages — and their Christian right friends, as well as other elements of the Republican coalition easily caricatured by the Democrats. Replace them with a party that chablis-sipping sophisticates from the Northeast who dress like Tucker Carlson would be more comfortable with. Sprinkle generous amounts of happy talk about reform. Voila! A new majority is born….

What is to be gained by reading the GOP’s backbone constituencies out of the party in exchange for better coverage from the New York Times? It ought to be said that when the party looked more like what Kristol and Brooks envision, it was consigned to permanent minority status.

Most of all, this formulation is utterly devoid of moral and intellectual substance.

[Bill Kristol goes party-building by W. James Antle III, Enter Stage Right, March 13, 2000.]

In 1999, a shocked David Brooks wrote of the scruffy, 300-pound, tattooed working men he saw at a Buchanan rally:

It may be hard to classify exactly which political category these people belong to, but they are certainly not Republicans. [Buchanan Feeds Class War in the Information Age, LA Times, Oct 31, 1999]

When those sorts of voters handed Ronald Reagan two landslide victories, they were called, “Reagan Democrats.”

In 2006, William Kristol referred to the sort of politicians who now support Trump as “Yahoos.” [Y is for Yahoo The Weekly Standard April 2006]More recently, Kristol unsuccessfully tried to talk “conservative Christian” and decorated war lawyer David French into running against Trump as a third party candidate. French wrote a 3,000-word essay in Commentary, in support of the Trayvon Martin Hoax, which David Frum and Rich Lowry also supported.

And in 2008, when GOP nominee Sen. John McCain chose Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin to be his running mate, David Brooks, the “Republican Iago” (Robert Stacy McCain—no relation to John), who had long supported McCain, stabbed the pair in the back, vilifying the plucky, gorgeous, populist reformer as “represent[ing] a fatal cancer on the Republican Party.” [David Brooks: Sarah Palin “Represents A Fatal Cancer To The Republican Party”, by Danny Shea, The Huffington Post, October 8, 2008]

Immediately after the election, Brooks sucked up to the Obamas, lying and calling them representatives of a “valedictocracy,” as if they had ever earned anything through merit. [Obama’s valedictocracy, October 21, 2008]

If the GOP had been led by patriots, instead of by John Boehner and Paul Ryan, it would have impeached Barack Obama. It never even tried.

Several years ago, I attended a talk on immigration at a Manhattan libertarian group. A businessman in the audience announced that he had a sacred right to contract with any foreign national, at any price, and bring him here to work. He spoke with hatred. to the supportive crowd, the way factory owners used to speak of Communist union organizers, of Americans who thought their citizenship should count for something.

For these people, Open Borders amount to a license to print money, and to dispossess American workers.

But class hatred is not limited to the Open Borders lobby. Last month, during lunch at an immigration patriot conference a lady of a certain age sat down next to me. She lived on what she called Manhattan’s “chicuppereastside.” I assumed she was speaking with tongue in cheek.

I launched into a story to the group, which was dominated by old friends of mine, about getting sucker-punched by a black on a city bus. I was exhausted from family obligations. Thus, I was reading Heather Mac Donald’s new crime book, The War on Cops, with two eyes, instead of keeping one eye on my neighbors. He rammed a beach umbrella into my ribs.

Mrs. Chicuppereastside said nothing, but her face showed disgust—not at the racist mope, but at me! While I fetched a feast from the buffet, she switched tables.

Of course, class conflict is a feature of every society. But until recently in modern, Western-style states, class tension was kept under control by cultural cohesion and the rule of law. However, our ruling elites have blasted those bulwarks.

MSNBC host Joe Scarborough asserts that Donald Trump, and Fox News hosts Sean Hannity and Bill O’Reilly are all motivated by “resentment that they will never be accepted into Manhattan’s polite society no matter what they do.” [How Donald Trump Set Off a Civil War Within the Right-Wing Media, by Robert Draper,New York Times, September 29, 2016]

The theory of “resentment” was formulated by Nietzsche on a bad day. My experience: it’s spoiled rich that are lousy with resentment towards the ambitious and talented but impecunious. All they have is slaves, donors, and arrogance.

Still, some Trump-haters are sad cases. Take Charles Murray, one of America’s greatest living social scientists, and a man capable of moral eloquence. Unlike most of his allies, Murray is not motivated by class hatred against the white working class. He says: “Libertarian principles only work when the playing field is pretty damn fair.”

I saw Murray speak just hours before the presidential debate. Jason Richwine, America’s most promising, honest, and therefore embattled young social scientist was discussing his brilliant new report on the replacement of native American, unskilled, high school dropouts by their immigrant counterparts. [Immigrants Replace Low-Skill Natives in the Workforce by Jason Richwine, CIS, September 2016]. Law professor Amy Wax (Penn) and Murray were there to respond to Richwine.

Wax supported a moratorium on unskilled immigration—as did Murray.

Murray said, among other things, that if massive, Third-World, unskilled immigration continues unabated, “We’ll be a wealthy, Western country, but we won’t be America. I like America.”

But Murray’s comments embraced utterly contradictory positions. He opened by talking about how much he hated Trump, whom he said he would never vote for, and who he maintained was, on the basis of his “temperament” and “character” “unfit” to be president. (What about Hillary Clinton’s “temperament” and “character”?)

Charles Murray’s Remarks

During the ensuing discussion (15:00 below), I reminded Murray of the moral principle whereby desiring a given end entails desiring the necessary means. The choice is between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump, and the only chance of achieving the goal Murray seeks, is if Trump is elected president.

Murray: “I’m not going to argue with you about whether I am right in thinking that, but that’s what I think.”

I threw up my hands in despair.

Millions of citizens are willing to end the American experiment in self-government—merely because they don’t like the style (or “affect”) of the only man standing between us and oblivion.

Let’s hope that substance wins out.

Nicholas Stix [email him] is a New York City-based journalist and researcher, much of whose work focuses on the nexus of race, crime, and education. He spent much of the 1990s teaching college in New York and New Jersey. His work has appeared in Chronicles, The New York Post, Weekly Standard, Daily News, New York Newsday, American Renaissance, Academic Questions, Ideas on Liberty and many other publications. Stix was the project director and principal author of the NPI report, The State of White America-2007. He blogs at Nicholas Stix, Uncensored.

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  1. Rehmat says:

    What is PATRIOTIC about Donald Trump? Wasn’t he a keynote speaker at a conference of AIPAC – the group which more loyal to a foreign power (Israel) than the United States. No American politician can secure Democrat and Republican party ticket without licking AZZs of the powerful Jewish lobby groups.

    During the last 40 years, I have seen only two lawmakers, Ron Paul and Cynthia McKinney, who have exposed Israel and AIPAC being enemy of United states.

    Cynthia McKinney, PhD, 61, former Congresswoman whom Dr. Paul Craig Roberts, former Assistant Secretary of the Treasury for Economic Policy and associate editor of the Jewish Wall Street Journal, wished to be US President. She is an Afro-American politician, who is hated by the Jewish Lobby the most. She is the only US lawmaker who refused to take orders from AIPAC on Washington’s foreign policy. She is the first Afro-American woman to represent Georgia. After serving six terms, she was removed from Congress in 2006 by the Jewish groups by dividing her constituency and merging it with White Judeo-Christian majority areas. She also writes a blog.

    On July 23, she posted on Twitter: “Same Israeli photographer captures Nice and Munich tragedies. How likely is that? Remember the Dancing Israelis?”

    The Tweet included a link to a video by American academic Kevin Barrett, PhD (listen below).

    Jewish media was swift to call Cynthia McKinney “a conspiracy theorist”. On July 25, the Jewish Telegraph Agency (JTA) responded to the Tweet, saying: “Dancing Israelis refers to a conspiracy theory that five Israeli men were detained by police in New Jersey on Sept. 11, 2001 after being caught celebrating the attack on the World Trade Center.”

    https://rehmat1.com/2016/07/27/cynthia-mckinney-israel-behind-nice-and-munich-terror-attacks/

    • Replies: @Santoculto
    , @Mike1
  2. Jason Liu says:

    Only people who don’t suffer enough from equality have the luxury of voting based on “character”. That will change over time.

    • Replies: @Anonymous
    , @epochehusserl
  3. (Hot off the press of another outer-borough CUNY grad failing to be “shocked, shocked to find” that Donald has engaged in locker-room banter.)

    Warning: The following material may not be suitable for anyone who still takes American politics seriously.

    Subject: Trump White House: The Nature of the Deal

    Julian Assange has revealed key details of a secret MOU (Memorandum of Understanding) between the Clintons & Trumps entitled “The Nature of the Deal” which covers Truth & Reconciliation measures in the event of a Trump victory.

    The Donald, who is amazingly rich, establishes a White House “open door policy” for the Clintons, who famously will do anything to get rich and to get back into the White House.

    The Fabulously Rich Donald not only eschews the old Clinton policy of renting White House rooms in exchange for campaign donations; he gives the First Couple Emeritus one of the better suites and puts them on his payroll.

    Bill’s duties will include advising The Donald on relations with White House interns.

    Hillary will advise Melania on how to cope with a sexual predator husband while living in the White House.

    Part of the coping will include singing lessons. “Hail to the Chief” will be replaced with “Stand by Your Man,” whenever Melania accompanies Donald on official occasions. She will only be expected to sing the lyrics herself when Donald returns from nightly romps with young interns.

    Donald and his new alpha male buddy Bill (who secretly always admired each other) will establish a men’s club for geriatric presidential swingers.

    Donald, fabulously rich, will pick up the Viagra tab.

    As a businessman at heart who doesn’t give anything away, Donald will expect the truth from Bill about how he managed to transform feeling others’ pain into an erotic experience.

  4. Rehmat says:

    Charles Murray, as an POLITICAL EXPERT at the powerful foreign Israel lobby group, American Enterprise Institute (AEI) has to follow Netanyahu’s choice of American president, which is Hillary Clinton.

    Let us not forget, Murray’s fellow Zionist filth, Daniel Pipes, called Donald Trump a NEOFASCIST and even resign from his Republican Party membership.

    On July 21, 2016, Zionist-Jew Daniel Pipes, the Jewish Lobby expert on Islam and Middle East, in an Op-Post at Philly Com owned by Jewish millionaire Edward Malcolm Snider, announced that he is saying good-bye to his 44-year GOP membership over party’s choice of Donald Trump.

    “Trump’s boorish, selfish, puerile, and repulsive character, combined with his prideful ignorance, his off-the-cuff policy making, and his neo-fascistic tendencies make him the most divisive and scary of any serious presidential candidate in American history. He is precisely the man the founders feared,” Pipes said.

    As a smart Jewish bigot, Daniel Pipes didn’t mention Trump’s hatred toward Muslims and Islam, which has been hallmark of Daniel Pipes’ political, economic, and scholarly career for the last 50 years. In October 2008, Daniel Pipes was honored as one of America’s Top Dirty Dozen Islamophobes by FAIR, a national media Watchdog, founded by Jeff Cohen in 1986. Jeff Cohen is also no admirer of Donald Trump. He favored Bernie Sanders, a fellow Jew. Watch a recent interview with Jeff Cohen below.

    https://rehmat1.com/2016/07/23/daniel-pipes-trump-is-a-neo-fascist/

  5. Too bad this insightful, info-packed article is so poorly written and barely commented on.

    My experience: it’s spoiled rich that are lousy with resentment towards the ambitious and talented but impecunious.

    I agree with that and would add that it’s the bored and spoiled rich who are especially lousy with resentment towards the ambitious and talented but impecunious.

    • Replies: @Che Guava
  6. pyrrhus says:

    How do you get to the East side of Manhattan? You’re born there….

  7. The entire anti Trump campaign is an open exercise in class hatred. It’s so obviously the ruling class against Trump. And elite contempt for the rest of us is clearly on display. The Trump candidacy has been a catalyst for an awakening of class consciousness. We, the 47%, the deplorables, have been informed that we are the white working class. Previously, we were taught that ours is a classless society. The corporate media have committed an unforced error by introducing the idea of class into the minds of the 99%. The next thing you know there will be talk of solidarity.

    • Replies: @hoodathunckit
    , @Truth
  8. @WorkingClass

    The entire anti Trump campaign is an open exercise in class hatred. It’s so obviously the ruling class against Trump. And elite contempt for the rest of us is clearly on display.

    Too true, but the numbers for this election matter. It’s not 47% white working class because that number includes the bureaucrats, educrats, etc. Until Americans (Americans by belief) agree to this solidarity they will remain in chains to the ‘ruling class’. So will the working class who have darker skin, are Jewish, or are 1st or 2nd generation legal immigrants; the very people spit upon by some of the commenters here, but who have far more in common with others of the working class than any other ‘classification’.

  9. nsa says:

    If nothing else, Der Trumpster has murdered the pathetic cuckservative GOP. Get ready for some serious whining from jc acolytes, gun owners, and the few remaining patriots when the clinton crone installs her 6 to 3 supreme court, INCLUDING AT LEAST FOUR JOOIES, maybe even five!

  10. Che Guava says:
    @jacques sheete

    I would just press ‘Agree’, but you are too correct about it being very badly written.

    The gripes about life experience are also very weak. The author may not be in with the Manhattan Jewish aristocracy, but seems to have done pretty well from being Jewish, in general.

    From here, for Mr. Stix.

    I quickly went broke, hadn’t completed my bachelor’s degree, and didn’t want to come home without it.

    That is a strange and context-free statement. Implies that the degree was in Germany.

    Just re-read the last two thirds, so scattered as to almost be unreadable (yeah, split the infinitive, since that is the only grammar ‘rule’ that morons comprehend, I like to flout it).

    The best offer I got—after playing hardball in the negotiations (they tried to get me for nothing)—was from the CUNY Graduate School, which was where I’d wanted to go all along. CUNY’s once-great reputation was due to penniless Jews like yours truly.

    Do you seriously think that a goy with a similar background would have been given a chance at any post-grad at CUNY?

    What were your majors, baccalaureate and post-grad?

    I like the article more on second reading, you make many good points, but it is so scattered, you must have been drunk, stoned, or tripping on your own ego as you wrote it.

  11. Lara says:

    I enjoyed this article. I’ve been under a lot of pressure to stop supporting Trump. Especially after these latest tapes, I’ve started second guessing my decision. It’s good to know there are normal people who are voting for Trump.

  12. Damn what a great article!, I am simply flabberghasted at your insight. So where do I start, okay here : “There is nothing worse than a German other than a German Jew”. Man you hit the fucking nail with a hundred pound hammer, Germans, the most petulant, big-mouthed, disgusting, know-it-all, ignorant : “Halbgebildet” neurotics on this planet, which is a tragedy when one considers Bach, Beethoven, Mozart and Goethe . I can recall, decades ago, a young black GI, I was gigging at a Army base, a young army guy, who had ran into some Germans, who in tune with their “Herrenmensch” attitude and antipathy for Americans, had proceeded to explain the whole of the universe to this perplexed kid, his words to me being : “Man these Germans sure know everything”. Okay my point in a round-about means being this guy Murray, is of the very same mindset as the edumacated Germans, with their mania for “Intellectualism” and “Culture”, (this being his motivation for not voting for DT), and their, the Germans, incessant rant about the “Uncultured” Americans is beyond words as is the current war in all of german media against DT. Authenticjazzman, Pro jazz performer, conservative, and “Mensa” member of forty-plus years.
    ( I’m posting from Mannheim)

  13. @Rehmat

    Final fair narrative is never leave that (((“people”))) out of their real place in every shit is happening, epicenter.

    A current American or western geopolitical history without that (((“people”))) being quoted as they deserve, is the same to talk about America’s colonization without quoting involved European people’s.

    Two great advantages of that (((“people”)))

    1. They are a demographic minority. It’s easy camouflage.

    2. They are in the power and they know how divide and conquer the narrative among numerous subgroups of white/western (also the non whites who live now in western countries), most of them who are gullible, dumb, self atomized and/or distractible (usually that combo is present).

  14. eah says:

    I guess as co-author of ‘The Bell Curve’ he has enough problems — but I see no reason for his repeated denunciations of Trump — just a lot of ‘virtue signaling’ — no one cares about his voting preferences.

    • Replies: @Barnard
  15. Mike1 says:
    @Rehmat

    As someone who has hired hundreds of Israeli movers the idea that they would get excited at a sight like that is utterly unremarkable. They live in a tough part of the world, have almost all seen real military action and (almost certainly unlike you) are willing to do tough physical labor even though many are educated.

    Justify not voting for the only politician in the US capable of creating some border security any way you need to: you are still one of the enemies of saving Western culture.

    • Replies: @Rehmat
  16. conatus says:

    Yeah good piece. We just returned from a wedding in Jersey City, which probably should be an outer borough(certainly not distant Staten Island) but which has changed a lot. Lotsa big buildings, and a nice harbor walk right across from Manhattan(translated from Lenape, the original Indian inhabitants, it means ‘tightass’).
    I would add concerning the elite, specifically the Ivy League elite, that they got there being conformist. Darting eyes and which way does the wind blow occupies their minds. Excellent Sheep is a good book on the rigors of conformity which gets you into the Ivys.

    And also apposite, our monkey brains yearning to obey.
    The Milgram experiment, over and over in different settings apparently 66% of us willingly obey Authority.
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Milgram_experiment

    The media taps out the story, a few pejorative phrases hint at the right way to be, the darting eyes pick up the signal and Presto chango! you have united the Elite as bien-pensants.

  17. Rehmat says:
    @Mike1

    “If the Israeli Jews live in tough part of the world and are hard working people,” if some idiot really believes that crap – tell us why those Jews did not stay in Europe where their ancestors had lived for over 2,000 years and fought against Nazis instead of joining them to kill millions of gypsies and Christians. And if they’re hardworking – why they always prefer to make many through pornography, drugs, organ harvesting, stealing, and other crimes?

    Many people know that over 150,000 German Jews served Adolf Hitler as part of Nazi army. But very few people know that in 1941, over 300 Jews from Finland joined the Nazi army to fight against Russia. According to Sherwood L. Weingarten (Editor J Weekly, June 9, 1995), they had good reason to join Nazi army – because those Jews were “patriots” and wanted to get rid of Russian occupation. Strangely, when the Palestinians act similar way, they’re called terrorists by the organized Jewry…..

    https://rehmat1.com/2014/03/12/finland-where-jews-fought-for-hitler/

  18. @conatus

    You oughta write more often. Good stuff well put.

  19. I’ve pointed the following out before now, in a comment on Mr. Sailer’s blog: when it comes to candidates too many voters, such as Murray demonstrated, are obsessed with form, while those of us getting the you-know-what fouled end of the stick need and want function.

  20. @conatus

    Probably Ol Ben would agree with you and William Deresiewicz. So would A.J. Nock in his 1931 “The Theory of Education in the United States” available here: https://mises.org/library/theory-education-united-states-0

    Ben Franklin, at the tender age of 16 and with two years of formal schooling under his hat wrote this. I believe he was referring to “Hawvawd.”

    “I reflected in my Mind on the extream Folly of those Parents, who, blind to their Childrens Dulness, and insensible of the Solidity of their Skulls, because they think their Purses can afford it, will needs send them to the Temple of Learning, where, for want of a suitable Genius, they learn little more than how to carry themselves handsomely, and enter a Room genteely, (which might as well be acquir’d at a Dancing-School,) and from whence they return, after Abundance of Trouble and Charge, as great Blockheads as ever, only more proud and self-conceited.”

    Silence Dogood
    Silence Dogood, No. 4
    Printed in The New-England Courant, May 14, 1722.

  21. lavoisier says: • Website

    I saw your exchange Mr Stix with Mr Murray. Your question was thoughtful and measured, and his answer was arrogant and dismissive. He spoke to you like he was a noble and you were a serf.

    For all his arrogance and self-assurance, he did not answer your question. He merely stated that Mr. Trump did not have the requisite qualities to be president. While that may well be true about Mr. Trump (I am sure Hillary does not have these qualities), he could have elaborated further on why he felt this way.

    The bottom line: I like you and I think he is a prick.

  22. BB753 says:

    What kind of people did Trump grow up with in Queens? He was a rich kid, after all. But you’re right, Mr Stix, Trump does sound working class and kind of Jewish, which is uncanny.

    • Replies: @PV van der Byl
  23. Cato says:

    Kevin MacDonald, who seems to see Jews as a phalanx of self-interested automatons moving in concert, should really read the first paragraphs of this!

  24. Anonymous • Disclaimer says:
    @Jason Liu

    Only people who don’t suffer enough from equality have the luxury of voting based on “character”. That will change over time.

    This is a great line and great comment.

  25. Truth says:
    @WorkingClass

    The entire anti Trump campaign is an open exercise in class hatred. It’s so obviously the ruling class against Trump.

    The increasingly glaring fact that he’s pretty much a clown hasn’t helped him much.

    • Replies: @David In TN
  26. Truth says:

    There’s nothing an Ivy League Jew hates more than his working-class counterpart. He’ll pander to blacks and Hispanics, but won’t give a poor Jew the time of day.

    Hold on a second, Bro. let me tune my violin…

    • Replies: @jake
  27. Barnard says:
    @eah

    It isn’t strictly virtue signaling, Murray currently works for AEI. He has to stay in there good graces and bashing Trump is a good way to do that.

  28. @BB753

    Trump grew up in a gated community, Jamaica Estates, within the Jamaica section of Queens.

    Jamaica, Queens has always been working class and, for the last several decades, has had a lot of blacks.

    The houses in Jamaica Estates are bigger and better than those in the rest of Jamaica. For a picture of the house DJT grew up in, see here:

    • Replies: @BB753
  29. BB753 says:
    @PV van der Byl

    Trump as a kid probably played with the poor kids outside his gated community. And besides, there must have been quite a few ” nouveau riche” families in Jamaica Estates, not unlike Trump’s.
    Am I wrong in assuming Donald Trump did very little socializing with old money people until he joined the family business as a young man?

    • Replies: @PV van der Byl
  30. @BB753

    I think you are quite right to assume neither Donald nor his parents did any socializing with Old Money families.

  31. Anonymous • Disclaimer says:

    To publicly disavow Trump is the clearly wrong move. If he felt the need to not associate himself with Trump for fear of snob backlash for the circles he associates with, he could have just said he hasn’t made up his mind, and pull the lever for Trump in private on election day. Doing it his way, if he does vote for Trump in private, he may well have caused some people in the crowd not to vote for Trump, more than negating the value of his vote.

  32. @Truth

    And the Clintons are models of morality and probity?

    • Replies: @Truth
  33. jake says:

    Nicholas Stix: a man of clear insight who has the character to tell it like it is.

    Murray is Exhibit A for what is wrong, deadly wrong, with the ‘conservative’ quarter of the WASP establishment.

    How has the WASP elite always seen Irish Catholics? Stupid freckled white trash that needs to be smashed down.

    How has the WASP elite always seen Italians? Stupid well tanned white trash that needs to be smashed down.

    How has the WASP elite always seen Poles? Stupid eastern European white trash that needs to be smashed down.

    How has the WASP elite always seen Russians? As primitive white trash blindly following an ’emperor’ who wishes to destroy WASP freedom. Russian white trash must be smashed down.

    How has the WASP elite always seen the Scots-Irish? Well, that is a bit complicated. When the Scots-Irish are needed to serve the WASP elites, they are valuable allies. When the Scots-Irish are not required to smash, say, Irish Catholics, to the WASP elite they are just more white trash that needs to be smashed down.

    How has the WASP elite always seen blacks? As poor innocent victims of the white trash, which must be smashed to help the dark angels.

    How has the WASP elite always seen Semites? Roughly half of the WASP elite will be strongly pro-Jewish, and the other half will be strongly pro-Islamic and/or Arabic. Both halves will focus on smashing the white trash to help the parts of the Semitic world they like best.

  34. jake says:
    @Truth

    Stix is telling the truth. You need to see the value in it.

    • Replies: @Truth
  35. Truth says:
    @David In TN

    No, they’re shit too, as is Barry, but for some reason people have fallen into to this “lesser of two evils” mentality.

    • Replies: @David In TN
  36. Truth says:
    @jake

    A Jew not getting justice in a Jewish world? Hard for me to drudge up sympathy Bro.

  37. @Truth

    Funny thing, you and I are probably in agreement on some things. You see plenty of hypocrisy but liberals affecting to be outraged at vulgar language takes first prize.

    • Replies: @Truth
  38. Cato says:

    Mr Stix, please indulge me in a second comment. On a bit of reflection, I realized that if you had studied philosophy at CUNY, that Michael Levin would have been among the graduate faculty. In some ways, you two are very similar. I can’t imagine that you would ever want to claim to be anyone else’s “disciple”, or that Levin would want “disciples”, but still–you picked a good place to be. Maybe someday you could write about the effort to oust Levin…

    • Replies: @Nicholas Stix
  39. @Cato

    Cato, thank you for your kind words.

    Michael Levin was my logic teacher in fall, 1985. He’s not only brilliant, but an amazing, courageous man. He wrote the greatest debunking of feminism I’ve ever red, Feminism and Freedom, and one of the most important works on race, Why Race Matters. Be forewarned, however, that the race book is a real slog. I put it aside after a few chapters, meaning to get back to it. I don’t why Levin wrote such a reader-unfriendly book. The feminism book is much easier to read.

    As for the 1989 campaign to destroy him, I devoted a healthy chunk of my magazine, A Different Drummer, to that campaign. (Because I was juggling all aspects of publishing ADD, including selling ads, researching and writing a massive ms. on race in America, and only just learning how to use a pc, I didn’t get that issue out until spring, 1992.) However that manuscript was marred, because I had read and believed anti-IQ books by Marxist frauds Stephen Jay Gould and Leon Kamin. Thus, I was in a position of saying, ‘I hate what you say, but defend to the death your right to say it.’ Today, I agree with what he said, because it was based on science.

    The lies that I imbibed from those hoaxers misled me for roughly ten years. If I had died during that period, I’d have never learned the truth.

  40. Truth says:
    @David In TN

    The whole “left wing media” canard is is all a silly freemason trick. The media has to be left-wing in order tor the elites two maintain the phony two party system. The “white” party just doesn’t have the numbers otherwise.

  41. @Jason Liu

    Here is an excellent example of suffering from equality. Chicago policewoman refuses to shoot black man because she is afraid of protestors.

    http://kfor.com/2016/10/07/chicago-cop-says-she-was-afraid-to-use-gun-while-being-severely-beaten/

  42. Ivan K. says:

    Heather Mac Donald’s new crime book, The War on Cops
    From the link : “[T]hat is all about white officers attacking blacks, is simply not true. That’s the bottom line here. Everything everybody believes isn’t true. ”
    http://www.vdare.com/posts/heather-mac-donald-explains-the-deadly-cost-of-the-lefts-wrong-headed-anti-cop-ideology

    Mac Donald is right in what she says about white officers attacking blacks.

    Simultaneously, the claim of systemic racism by the police at large looks well supported by empirical evidence. Take a look :
    http://journals.plos.org/plosone/article?id=10.1371%2Fjournal.pone.0141854

    … and judge for yourself.

    • Replies: @Nicholas Stix
  43. JackOH says:

    Nicholas, thanks for sticking your neck out. That phrase, “patronage mill”. you use to describe CUNY in your blog could apply equally to the once well-regarded local school where I’m an insider-observer.

    Thanks also to the reference to Prof. Levin’s work. I hadn’t heard of him. I’m sort of mostly convinced that feminism and Black liberation, as worked out in practice, are essentially brutish “forced rent-seeking” philosophies cooked up the State, gamed by corporations, and making most everyone’s “pursuit of happiness” more difficult.

  44. @Ivan K.

    GIGO pseudo-science.

    “The results provide evidence of a significant bias in the killing of unarmed black Americans relative to unarmed white Americans, in that the probability of being {black, unarmed, and shot by police} is about 3.49 times the probability of being {white, unarmed, and shot by police} on average.”

    Considering that blacks commit about ten times as many crimes, proportionately, as whites, cops are apparently shooting too few blacks.

    In The War on Cops, Heather Mac Donald talks about how defining “unarmed” black males is rigged. I’ll give you an example of my own: Mike Brown. Brown was not unarmed. When you’re 6’4,” and 292 lbs., as with professional boxers, your body itself is a weapon. Plus, Brown tried to seize Officer Darren Wilson’s weapon.

    As for the “study’s” conclusion that there is no relation between police shootings of black males and local crime rates, I feel under no obligation to blindly accept that assertion, which goes against my over 21 years of studying race, crime, and policing, and an even longer career of studying academics, race, and fraud.

    • Replies: @David In TN
  45. @Nicholas Stix

    “Plus, Brown tried to seize Officer Darren Wilson’s weapon.”

    Exactly. Brown reaching for Wilson’s holstered weapon caused Wilson to be fighting one-handed.

    • Replies: @Truth
  46. Truth says:
    @David In TN

    LOL. Funny, I never saw THAT part of the tape. Or, well, maybe you’re just believing what you are told?

  47. @Truth

    And what part of the tape did you see? Was it the (actual) tape of Brown assaulting the store clerk?

  48. @Truth

    Are you snarkily insinuating that because there was no tape of Mike Brown trying to murder Officer Darren Wilson, that we can ignore the DNA evidence Brown left on Wilson’s service weapon?

    And what have you been told?

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