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Anyhow. The K/D ratio was pretty lame. Four dead, including the attacker, who was put down by one of the three armed policemen in all London. He could have at least used a heavy truck like his brother in arms in Nice. Success in terrorism, as in all other walks of life, is g loaded.... Read More
Immigration statistics from the Ministry of Interior Affairs, 2016. Total new citizenships: 265,319. (USA: 653,416 people in 2014, so about equal in per capita terms). Ukraine: 100,696, up 49% from 2015. (Russians becoming Ukrainian citizens: About 2,000 per year). It is utterly absurd that in per capita terms, there are as many Tajiks (0.27% of... Read More
Why is corruption so bad in Eastern Europe? And what can be done about it? First off, I don't know to what extent it can be reduced. According to the hbdchick's theories on the Hajnal Line, ceteris paribus, Southern and Eastern Europe will always be more corrupt than the countries of "core Europe" because they... Read More
On March 16, the three main political forces of Ukrainian nationalism - the political party Svoboda, Right Sector, and the National Corpus (i.e. the Azov batallion's political wing) - signed a National Manifesto that declared the ideological unity of the three structures, and conveniently summarized the 20 key theses of Ukrainian nationalism. Given the increasingly... Read More
Audacious Epigone has a blog post on the percentage of GSS respondents by religion who would have an abortion if it emerged their child has a genetic defect. The term is used accurately in this context. The question reads "Suppose a test shows the baby has a serious genetic defect. Would you (yourself want to/want... Read More
Or so the fake news industry wants you to think. Latest exhibit in a vast museum: This Reuters "investigation" of the share of Russian ownership in Trump properties in southern Florida. A Reuters review has found that at least 63 individuals with Russian passports or addresses have bought at least $98.4 million worth of property... Read More
We all know what the US State Department and its PR lackeys (the Western media) thought about it. How about everyone else? What Crimeans thought about it: What the Crimean Tatars thought about it: What the Euromaidanists thought about it:
... far better than we ever could. Anyhow, how fast is the Muslim population growing? It's long been clear that official statistics aren't quite hacking it, and the situation is likely considerably worse. Recent observation from Emil Kirkegaard gleaned from his meanderings through demographic statistics: So, what’s next? There’s a lot to do, but one... Read More
The final figures for life expectancy and TFR in total and for the regions have been released today. The Rosstat computations give an estimate of TFR = 1.76 children per woman and LE = 71.9 years for 2016, which are pretty close to my rough estimates a month ago. The total population is estimated to... Read More
On March 15, the National Security and Defense Council of Ukraine, headed by Alexander Turchinov, a hardliner who launched the "Anti-Terrorist Operation" as the interim President after Euromaidan, signed off on the legalization of the Donbass blockade, and transmitted a request to Ukraine's Central Bank to finalize a plan to put sanctions on Russian banks... Read More
So this was pretty bad. Wilders' PVV did increase its share of the vote by 3% points relative to the last elections, but considering the hopes and fears getting pum pumped up, this was certainly a defeat for populism - as Hollande, Merkel, Juncker, Macron, and all the other Respectable Politicians recognized as they rushed... Read More
I was under the impression this particular meme was played out, and replaced by the "Russian Hackers" one, but it appears not. By request of the Latvian Ministry of Defense, courtesy of NATO's Strategic Communications Centre for Excellence, and in all likelihood paid for by your tax dollars, we have the following report: Stratcom Laughs:... Read More
This is one beautiful defenestration: In the Oct. 10, 2016 call, from right after the Access Hollywood tape of Trump was leaked in the weeks leading up to the election, Ryan does not specify that he will never defend Trump on just the Access Hollywood tape—he says clearly he is done with Trump altogether. “I... Read More
In the past 24 hours, scattered reports have come in that Russia has deployed a small group of special forces backed by drones to an airbase in Egypt near the Libyan border. If so, this has been a long time in the brewing. Since the end of the Libyan Civil War, a series of constitutional... Read More
Data Source: FIRE. Before 2008, campus disinvitations were slightly tilted towards the Right. But after I came to the US, it became overwhelmingly dominated by the Left. Campus disinvitations also became much more frequent in absolute terms. SJWism only really got going around 2012-2013, so the rise of the campus Pink Guards seems to have... Read More
I might just turn my blog into the Internet's number 1 Erdogan fansite. Seriously, I don't got what all the fuss is about. Western politicians love pushing their snouts where they don't belong - observe the flurry of European and American dignitaries sulking the streets in the runup to Euromaidan (immortalized in the Nuland Cookies... Read More
This blog post by Sarah Constantin has an impressively comprehensive tally of performance trends in AI across multiple domains. Three main things to do take away: In games performance, e.g. chess (see right, based on Swedish Chess Computer Association data) "exponential growth in data and computation power yields exponential improvements in raw performance." So the... Read More
It has emerged that on February 27, the PM of the DNR Alexander Zakharchenko issued an edict fixing the borders of the DNR at the current frontline. The document, posted at the website of the DNR's Ministry of State Security, illegalizes border crossings between the DNR and "territories under the temporary authority of Ukrainian state... Read More
Ukraine has committed to celebrating diversity at Eurovision 2017. Russia agrees with this noble sentiment. You would be hard pressed to find a bigger fan of diversity than Russia. This is why Russia is sending wheel-chair bound Yulia Samoylova to sing "Flame is Burning," a powerful ballad about love and Kiev don't seem to be... Read More
This isn't even half of it. For instance, last July, there was "I’d ask you to go back through history and figure out where are these contributions that have been made by these other categories of people that you are talking about? Where did any other subgroup of people contribute more to civilization?" He is... Read More
I know Preet Bharara for two things: (1) Prosecuting Viktor Bout, who didn't do nothing wrong. He was an equal opportunity arms' trader who sold to everyone, even to the US in support of its Middle East misadventures. Then he made one "sale" to the wrong people, was arrested in the US puppet state Thailand,... Read More
Ashburn-Nardo, Leslie 2017 Parenthood as a Moral Imperative? Moral Outrage and the Stigmatization of Voluntarily Childfree Women and Men Abtract: Nationally representative data indicate that adults in the United States are increasingly delaying the decision to have children or are forgoing parenthood entirely. Although some empirical research has examined the social consequences of adults’ decision... Read More
There are some theories floating around on the internets as to whether I am a bagel or even "a Turk of sorts and probably a muzzie actually." Now that I have finally become who I am, it is time to reveal who I am. Actually I was always an open book on this matter, but... Read More
Protesters shut down UVic Effective Altruism club screening of a TED Talk by Peter Singer, the utilitarian philosopher and animal rights activist who has argued that carnivorous animals should be holocausted for the greater good*. However, it wasn't Singer's opposition to Predator Lives Matter that raised SJW ire: The event, which featured a screening of... Read More
Beta males are the builders of civilization. You just can’t do without them. If their interests aren’t catered for, society devolves into a tribalistic jungle. When traditional mores - that is, the masculine norms that underpin civilization - collapse, female hypergamy is unleashed, leading eventually to soft polygamy. Ironically, this overwhelmingly benefits just a small... Read More
From Turkey's PISA 2015 National Report: In 2015, Richard Lynn and coauthors did one of their standard national IQ analyses on Turkey (based on the results of PISA 2012). Summary: There are seven points of interest in the results. First, the total PISA scores adopted as IQs were significantly positively correlated with per capita income... Read More
Vault 7, the the CIA's suite of hacking tools just released by Wikileaks, includes a malware library "stolen" from other states, including Russia, that can be used to misattribute attacks to them: UMBRAGE The CIA's hand crafted hacking techniques pose a problem for the agency. Each technique it has created forms a "fingerprint" that can... Read More
Trump is a virtuoso at playing the media. He mentioned he'd ban the burning of the American flag - the media rushed to show Leftists burning the American flag. He promoted the observation that many hate crimes were hoaxes - soon after, it emerged that the author of the threats against Jewish centers was a... Read More
This reads like the plot of a zombie movie. Elderly boffin Charles Murray & company go on a trip to the idyllic country estate of Middlebury, when... I started to give an abbreviated version of my standard Coming Apart lecture, speaking into the camera. Then there was the sound of shouting outside, followed by loud... Read More
The existence of a ~1S.D. B/W gap in IQ is beyond dispute. It is probably the single most studied and replicated finding in psychometrics. The graph of all the different studies of the B/W gap themselves form a bell curve, with Black IQ centered around 85. Here is Emil Kirkegaard's plot of John Fuerst's massive... Read More
The (excellent) historical journal Arzamas has a quiz, now translated into English, about your political compass location in the context of 1917 Russia. You can take it here: http://arzamas.academy/materials/1269 My own result, probably unsurprisingly, was Black Hundreds.
My own (limited) interactions with Charles Murray have all been positive, and I greatly respect him as an intellectual, a social scientist, and a proponent of open science. As such, there is nothing personal about the following analysis - it's just my attempt to deconstruct his seemingly complex, but actually relatively straightforwards, political philosophy. It... Read More
If legal policy towards human biodiversity/race realism/racist hate speech (cross out as per your ideological preferences) ranges from mildly to severely repressive across Europe and Canada, then in Russia it can best be described as schizophrenic. There is more freedom of association than in Europe or even the US: You can specify "Slavs Only"/"No Caucasians"... Read More
Source: SyrianCivilWarMap.com Several hours ago, the Turkey-supported Euphrates Shield rebel group, fresh from the capture of Al-Bab, has pivoted towards a full out assault on the SDF-held Manbij enclave. Ahrar Al-Sham units and Turkish spec ops backed up by armor are rumored to be on the outskirts of Arima, which is the stepping stone to... Read More
This is in response to the blockade of coal shipments from the LDNR into Ukraine by right wing militants, who oppose absolutely anything that helps finance the republics. The resulting energy blockade threatens the stability of what appears to be a surprisingly vigorous Ukrainian economic recovery, and puts Poroshenko - with his record low ratings... Read More
The Guardian now loves them some Bush:
Here is why Russia also needs a BBW (Turkestan edition): Number of births: Red = Russia; Green = Central Asia (Uzbekistan, Kazakhstan, Tajikistan, Kyrgyzstan, Turkmenistan). In 1897, there were ten times fewer people in Russian Turkestan than within the modern borders of the Russian Federation. Today, they constitute 50% of the Russian Federation's population. They... Read More
Here is why the US needs a Big Beautiful Wall in one graph: Mexico, El Salvador, Guatemala, and Nicaragua are the top four source countries of illegal immigrants to the US. The American White percentage of the population has been dropping relentlessly for more than half a century, in large part due to immigration itself.... Read More
Via Stuart Ritchie: This looks about right. Opinions on the validity of g seem to mostly correlate with your position on the economic part of left-right spectrum. This explains why academia is so allergic towards it, while the otherwise SJW-wy but libertarian-heavy, autistic, and high-IQ rationalist/futurist crowd takes such an unexpectedly close interest in it.... Read More
... It will quickly turn into a Third World dump and beg to be let back into the Trumpenreich. Seriously, this is the dumbest idea ever. I mean, go ahead. It's pretty much a lost cause at this point, the ghost of America's Christmas future a few more decades down the line. Only half its... Read More
The recently departed Vitaly Churkin was /ourguy/ in every sense of the word. Not only did he fight the good fight in the UN, it has recently emerged he also blogged the good blog (and commented the good comments) online as imperia-mir. We can't be 100% certain that it is him. We have only the... Read More
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Back in 2016, Twitter bannings mostly targeted Gamergaters who pissed off the Gamerghazi clique who have seized Twitter's Orwellian-named "Trust & Safety Council," as well as the occasional outright Neo-Nazi. Now it seems to be extending beyond those groups to the entirety of the Alt Right, including the milquetoast Alt Lite, to NRx, and even... Read More
Up until very recently, Russia was viewed more favorably by the Liberals/Left than conservatives in the US. Many of the conservatives were people who had grown up at the height of the Cold War, saw the letters KGB in Putin's eyes like McCain, and tended to suffer from a bad case of your brain on... Read More
Simon Hix has published graphs showing the percentage share accruing to different ideological families in European elections since 1918. The first thing that strikes one is how constant things have been, all things considered. There was a Radical Right spike in the early 1930s, and a longer-term Radical Left resurgence following the war that petered... Read More
Okay so everyone and his mother and dog knows Sweden is basically a meme country at this point: Immigrants consume more gibs than natives. Account for 75% of rapes. Newspapers "whiten" the faces of criminal suspects as a matter of policy (still manages to top all the free speech/media indices) Scowling array of feminist politicians... Read More
Some of the good guys hope and some of the bad guys fear that it is a prelude to recognition of the LDNR. Some of the good guys fear and some of the bad guys hope that it is a prelude to the final stage of Putinsliv. Reality - zero geopolitical significance whatsoever. If there... Read More
The Trump administration is endlessly accused of having had contacts with Russian officials during the election campaign, as if that was a Very Bad Thing. In reality is it not only standard diplomatic practice, but it is something that the US has always done itself - and usually from the other wise of the the... Read More
Russia's Permanent Representative to the UN since 2006, Vitaly Churkin's finest hour was undoubtedly August 10, when he lambasted Western hypocrisy in supporting Georgian aggression against South Ossetia and the UN-mandated Russian peacekeepers stationed Its military action had begun with tank and heavy artillery attacks on Russian peacekeepers, which had resulted in 12 deaths. The... Read More
Cold Winters Theory applies to birds: Last week during skiing holidays I saw a popular scientific program on animal intelligence in the evening, and they presented something like the Lynn-Miller-Rushton cold winter theory! Birds (chickadees) living in Alaska have bigger brains and are more intelligent than birds living in Kansas! This is an independent very... Read More
Gallup: The proportion of residents of Ukraine -- a potential NATO member state until a few years ago -- who view NATO as a threat has increased in recent years after years of steady decline between 2008 and 2014. In 2014, after NATO sanctioned Russia after it annexed Crimea, Ukrainians for the first time were... Read More
Anatoly Karlin
About Anatoly Karlin

I am a blogger, thinker, and businessman in the SF Bay Area. I’m originally from Russia, spent many years in Britain, and studied at U.C. Berkeley.

One of my tenets is that ideologies tend to suck. As such, I hesitate about attaching labels to myself. That said, if it’s really necessary, I suppose “liberal-conservative neoreactionary” would be close enough.

Though I consider myself part of the Orthodox Church, my philosophy and spiritual views are more influenced by digital physics, Gnosticism, and Russian cosmism than anything specifically Judeo-Christian.