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James Fulford writes: John Derbyshire made his now-annual visit to the American Renaissance conference in Burns, TN, held under the protection of the Tennessee Park Police and State Police, which left four antifa arrested. The conference has been held annually since 1994, but recent years have shown that while never a hate group, the attendees... Read More
I got a little blast from the past reading Razib Khan's May 13th piece at National Review: Conservatives Shouldn't Fear Evolutionary Theory. Just some background on Razib. I have known him for more than twenty years, since we were both on Steve Sailer's original Human BioDiversitydiscussion group. Razib is a geneticist, most particularly a population... Read More
8tholdmanenery
So I sit down after dinner to watch some political shows on TV. What are they talking about? The Mueller Report. Still talking about it, still getting heated about it. I get to thinking about the opportunity cost of all the anti-Trump passion that is still, after more than two years, roiling our national legislature.... Read More
The Easter fire at Notre Dame in Paris was distressing, of course. I was a bit less distressed than the average, for reasons I expressed in my April 19th podcast. But yes: a great shame, and a real esthetic loss. For an English child of the 1950s Notre Dame is for ever linked with the... Read More
See, earlier: THE SYSTEM REPUDIATED: City’s Own Report Confirms Charlottesville Police, Politicians Conspired To Suppress Unite The Right Rally (Adapted from the latest Radio Derb, available exclusively on VDARE.com ) Joe Biden launched with a lie. He made his candidacy official with a three-and-a-half-minute video that leaned heavily on the disturbances in Charlottesville, Virginia in... Read More
original-sin
See, earlier: Vance’s HILLBILLY ELEGY: A Dissent From Personal Experience, by Jim Goad When, in the Winter 1967 issue of Partisan Review, Susan Sontag told us that "The white race is the cancer of human history," she had lit such a candle as, it seems 52 years later, will never be put out. Anti-whiteness is... Read More
Adapted from the latest Radio Derb, available exclusively on VDARE.com Three weeks ago I passed some noncommittal remarks about Democratic Presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg, the 37-year-old Mayor of South Bend, Indiana. That was by way of arguing that from the point of view of the Democratic Party, an ideal candidate would be a non-crazy, unthreatening... Read More
See also: The House’s White Nationalist Hearing Farcical—But Disturbing This week on Capitol Hill the Democrat-controlled House Judiciary Committee had a hearing on the threat of “white nationalism.” I didn't read very far into the transcripts of this event before I realized the complete bogosity of it. It was a pseudo-event, like one of those... Read More
When it comes to squishiness on immigration, the Trump Administration is now setting the pace. Every week brings news of some new concession to the business lobbies on legal immigration. I don't have to go looking for these stories. They pop up every few days. Washington Times, March 29th: DHS to double seasonal guest worker... Read More
Mid-March saw the atrocity in New Zealand, where Brenton Tarrant shot up two mosques in the city of Christchurch, killing fifty people. As is now routine, this act by a lone lunatic of dissident sympathies was taken by governments of formerly-liberal democracies and their corporate stooges as an excuse to further shut down all expression... Read More
Adapted from the latest Radio Derb, availableexclusively on VDARE.com It's been amusing to see so many commentators grumbling that Jussie Smollett got off because he is rich and famous. [The hoax is on us: Smollett exemplifies celebrity justice, by Jonathan Turley, The Hill, March 27, 2019] Smollett is not actually all that rich or all... Read More
Adapted from the latest Radio Derb, availableexclusively on VDARE.com Adding to the stock of public merriment this week was Ilhan Omar, the dimwitted Democrat Representative from Minnesota's 5th District. Ms. Omar has been rather free with remarks about how Jews are too fond of money, use their money for disproportionate influence in our politics, have... Read More
You all know about the Never Trumpers—those neocons and Reaganites back in 2016 who told us Trump was utterly unsuited to be President by flaws of character and errors of policy. A few of the Never Trumpers have stayed true to that original spirit of seamless hostility to all things Trump. Most, though, have swung... Read More
In de-platforming news this week, Amazon is now no longer selling books that present a dissident perspective. The de-platforming here is not total, though you have to think that "not" should probably be "not yet." As of this morning, March 1st, Paul Kersey's books are still available: the one titled Stuff Black People Don't Like,... Read More
February 5th was Lunar New Year on the Chinese system. Out with the dog, in with the pig. It was also of course Pax 10th on the Mayan calendar. This year, however, we thought we'd forgo the human sacrifice and just have a dim sum lunch and do some pre-festival shopping in Chinatown the weekend... Read More
theonlyone
Adapted from the latest Radio Derb, availableexclusively on VDARE.com Sub-Saharan Africans, and their descendants in the New World, are a local variety of our species homo sapiens. That they present their own particular statistical profile on heritable characteristics—which includes traits of behavior, intelligence, and personality—is deeply unsurprising. So do dog breeds; and what artificial selection... Read More
sharpton
The Jussie Smollett story has finally attained the point of total Narrative Collapse: The Chicago cops have charged Mr. Smollett with filing a false police report. That's a felony that could carry jail time. Jussie Smollett is out free on ten thousand dollars cash bail. What. A. Surprise. Among the many, many things illustrated by... Read More
fully
Thank goodness St Valentine's Day meant there was something to glow about this week. The political news just gets more depressing. I've been trying to hold on to some shreds of faith in our President, but he's making it awfully difficult. This week's fiasco, or Trumpasco, was of course the emergency funding bill out of... Read More
February is, of course, Black History Month. So far, just one week in, the reminders are piling up. I have logged the following outrages that have black Americans cowering in fear in their tarpaper shacks. Ralph Northam, the white Democratic Governor of Virginia, appeared in his 1984 medical school yearbook either in blackface, or in... Read More
I recently learned from Peter Brimelow the right way to wear a scarf. For the previous seven decades I had just draped the scarf round my neck with one end hanging longer than the other and then either (a) tossed the long end over my shoulder, or (b) tied a simple over-and-under at the throat.... Read More
charlesmurrayrehab
Originally published in Academic Questions, October, 2018 (click here for original) reposted by permission When Charles Murray's book Human Accomplishment: The Pursuit of Excellence in the Arts and Sciences, 800 B.C. to 1950 was published in 2003, I was assigned to review it. Forming my thoughts after reading the book, I recalled an earlier exchange... Read More
This has been the week of the weasels—unpleasant little rodents. cowardly when cornered but viciously vindictive when they think they have the advantage. Most recent victims: Nobel Laureate James Watson and immigration patriot Congressman Steve King (R.-IA). Plus, of course, truth, justice and the American Way. First Weasel Atrocity: Cold Spring Harbor Lab stripping James... Read More
The fuss about Brexit over in the U.K. is of only indirect interest to us Americans, but it does show another aspect of the slow political revolution taking place all over the Western world. As our own correspondent Robert Henderson posted here at VDARE.com on Thursday, the Brexit vote of June 2016—the vote by British... Read More
The President's speech on Wednesday seems to have been carefully crafted to appeal to those suburban women who, according to Senator Lindsey Graham and various pollsters, are fleeing from the Republican Party. [The GOP’s deficit with suburban women starts at the White House, By Dan Balz, Washington Post, November 13, 2018] So we heard the... Read More
canzuk
[Adapted from the latest Radio Derb, now available exclusively on VDARE.com.] The phrase "White Supremacist" seems to have settled in among Social Justice Warriors as the favorite term of obloquy for those of us who won't clap along with the Progressive liturgy. I guess the word "racist" was just worn out from over-use. "White Supremacist"... Read More
As mentioned in Radio Derb, the Mrs. and I took a break in Cancún, Mexico the first week of December. We had a thoroughly enjoyable time; nothing much out of the ordinary, just five days in a very nice hotel (this one) lounging on the beach and poolside, with side trips to Mayan ruins and... Read More
Steve Sailer captured post-1965 U.S. grand strategy very neatly with his phrase "invade the world, invite the world."It's the inviting that we mainly concentrate on here at VDARE.com, but the invading is worth citizens' attention, too. As Steve's phrase suggests, the two things are not unconnected. We have done an awful lot of invading this... Read More
An Interview with John Derbyshire
2019 is almost here. As everyone knows, 2019 is the year when the dystopian sci-fi movie Blade Runner takes place. 2019 will also be the ten year anniversary of the release of John Derbyshire’s paradigm-shifting bestseller We Are Doomed: Reclaiming Conservative Pessimism, a book which paints a dystopian future for America even more disturbing and... Read More
immoral
So there’s going to be at least a brief government shutdown over the Democrats’ refusal to fund President Trump’s Wall. Good. I cheered on the Wall when Trump put it at the front of his campaign in 2016. And of course we should have a secure barrier to separate us from the semi-barbarous countries to... Read More
U.S. immigration policy is nested in the broader issue of our time: the struggle of settled Western nations with their distinctive national characters and familiar—familiar, I mean, to the citizens who comprise them—their familiar styles of managing their public affairs, the struggle of these nations to keep their nationhood intact against the ambitions ofglobalizing elites.... Read More
The news that a Chinese scientist has gene-edited human embryos left me neither shaken nor stirred. If you follow this stuff you know that we've been able to do this for six years. It was just a matter of someone being audacious enough to actually do it. Professor He Jiankui may in fact have been... Read More
John Derbyshire spoke at the Mencken Club recently (November 3, just before the midterms) and spoke on the subject of anarcho-tyranny. See earlier Brimelow At Mencken: “Democrats—Party Of Perjury, Party Of Treason, Party Of Hysterical Screeching.” Good morning, ladies and gentlemen. Thank you for being here, and thanks to Paul [Gottfried] for what already looks... Read More
[Adapted from the latest Radio Derb, now available exclusively on VDARE.com.] Nationalism is definitely a Thing right now—so much so that National Public Radio on November 14th declared "nationalist" to be the Word of the Year for 2018. [Opinion: 'Nationalist' Arises, With Myriad Connotations, As The Word Of 2018, by Geoffrey Nunberg, November 14, 2018]... Read More
We're coming up to nationwide elections just as elite hatred of white people—including of course by Goodwhiteethnomasochists—is reaching a new level of intensity. Just in the past few weeks: Korean-born Sarah Jeong is now happily working away as a member of the New York Times editorial board. Sample quote from her: "Are white people genetically... Read More
Genetics was prominent this month, both privately and publicly. Privately: I got my own test back from 23andMe. The ancestry data was deeply bor-ing. I am 70 percent "British and Irish," all the rest some variety of European, mostly northwestern. I was hoping for something exotic I might boast about for virtue points with my... Read More
megynkelly
Happy Halloween! Complete with Politically Correct ghouls. This Megyn Kelly story caught my attention last week. She is (was) the host of a morning talk show on the NBC television channel. I don't watch morning TV but I dimly remember her from her previous employment at Fox News. As best I can remember, she was... Read More
proudboypersecution
The level of political violence in the U.S. is rising. The main reason for this, of course: the license given by our Establishment to the Antifa movement of Communist thugs. But will violence spread from the streets to the soldiers? I know, it sounds crazily apocalyptic. But it’s being discussed in Britain. Twice recently—in Charlottesville... Read More
The Derbmobile had a slow leak on its right front tire, so Saturday morning I took it to the tire place. My little town has a tire place everyone goes to. Perhaps yours does too. Our tire place is squinched in a short street between two bigger streets about to converge—like the bar of an... Read More
kavanaughimage
This has, in my opinion, been an unfortunate week in the politics of our republic. From a partisan political point of view the Senate Judiciary Committee hearings on Judge Kavanaugh. have ended well, with Kavanaugh being voted through by the committee. The entire Senate will vote on his appointment to the Supreme Court next week.... Read More
The fuss over Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh having allegedly copped a feel from a high-school girl 35 or 36 years ago blew up just after last week's Radio Derb went to tape. My own first reaction, when I first heard the accuser's account of what happened, was: "They're making a fuss about that?" But... Read More
everyother
Nice to see my old pal the Dalai Lama in the news. His Holiness spoke at a conference titled "The Art of Happiness and Peace" in the city of Malmö, Sweden. The event was hosted by a Swedish outfit named—please pardon my Swedish—Individuell Människohjälp, "IM" for short. I think the full Swedish name means "Individual... Read More
Headliner of the week was the anonymous op-ed published in the New York Anti-White Times on Wednesday by—from the byline—"a senior official in the Trump administration whose identity is known to us and whose job would be jeopardized by its disclosure." From the tone of the thing, the respectful references to tax cuts and "a... Read More
I get queries and sometimes complaints from listeners asking me why I don't give more time to the Special Prosecutor investigation, the intelligence-service scandals, Mrs. Clinton's shenanigans and possible crimes in the 2016 campaign, and so on. I also get listeners asking me—always, I must say, politely—where I stand in the feud between our President... Read More
I wondered aloud in a previous diary why, when orthodox--I mean, Politically Correct--writers want to tell us that someone or other is guilty of voicing heterodox opinions, they reach for an "sp—" word. Heterodox Harry didn't say the offending thing, or write it, or utter or pen or express it: He spouted it, or spewed... Read More
Ten Points About Mollie Tibbetts Murder
The murder of Mollie Tibbetts in Iowa is an unusually comprehensive story, in that it puts on display a remarkably large number of the components of our immigration-policy lunacy. Ms Tibbetts, just to remind you, was a 20-year-old white girl, a sophomore at the University of Iowa, majoring in psychology. She went jogging on July... Read More
Headlines from London today: Notting Hill Carnival subjected to section 60 order to prevent violence, by Richard Hartley-Parkinson, Metro, August 27, 2018 Notting Hill Carnival: 126 arrests made as police CRACKDOWN on disorder | LONDON police have arrested 126 people at the Notting Hill Carnival this weekend amid spiralling levels of violence in the capital,... Read More
Andrew Cuomo, Governor of my home state of New York, was speaking in Manhattan on Wednesday, signing a bill to make sex trafficking a felony in the state. He made a now-famous gaffe, which says a great deal about the state of the modern Democratic Party But first, just a word about sex trafficking. Kidnapping... Read More
brothers-2
I recently predicted the emergence of Polar Alliance as Ice People recognize their common interest in stopping the Sun People Tsunami. Further evidence of that common interest: Italy Italy's Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte just visited the U.S.A. and had a meeting with President Trump in the Oval Office. The two leaders got along famously, both... Read More
There was an interesting piece in The Spectator, July 5th: Imperialism is back — and this time it's politically correct. The author, James Delingpole, argues that the aid industry, in spite of enormous investments of money and manpower, hasn't actually done much for Africans — though it has, of course, made lots of people in... Read More
000drezner
Bad news and good news: This week demonstrated once again, as if it needed demonstrating, that there are two major political parties in the U.S.A.: The party of Open Borders on behalf of big-money business donors, and The party of Open Borders on behalf of Cultural Marxists, anti-white ethnic lobbies, and public-sector employee lobbies. What,... Read More
John Derbyshire
About John Derbyshire

John Derbyshire writes an incredible amount on all sorts of subjects for all kinds of outlets. (This no longer includes National Review, whose editors had some kind of tantrum and fired him. He is the author of We Are Doomed: Reclaiming Conservative Pessimism and several other books. His most recent book, published by VDARE.com com is FROM THE DISSIDENT RIGHT (also available in Kindle).His writings are archived at JohnDerbyshire.com.