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Voting NO!! On Inexplicable DHS Pick Kirstjen Nielsen
You have of course heard of Trump Derangement Syndrome. That manifests when, in conversation with someone, you say something approving of our President, and the party of the second part turns purple and starts shouting while lurching from side to side, with steam coming out of his ears. I don’t of course have Trump Derangement... Read More
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Headliner of the week for immigration patriots was President Trump’s immigration reform proposal, which he sent to Congress for their perusal last Sunday. The proposal is a very detailed 70-point list under three main headings: Border Security (27 items) Interior Enforcement (39 items) Merit-Based Immigration System (four items) Item-wise, the biggest heading there is the... Read More
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President Trump opened his address to the United Nations General Assembly this week with a gracious tribute to those foreign leaders who had offered help with America’s recent hurricane and flood disasters. (No doubt these were connected somehow with the activities of the Trump administration. Don’t laugh: It was an article of faith in imperial... Read More
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DACA, DACA, DACA. Now, when I see or hear that acronym DACA, I just start to seethe. DACA [Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals] should have been scotched with a forked stick, like a snake on your patio, eight months ago, as Donald Trump promised would be done. Instead we’re stuck with the damn thing apparently... Read More
I’m in a very bad mood about President Trump’s failure to keep his promise to pull out of Afghanistan, but I must admit there are some glimmers of hope this week on VDARE.com’s key issue. This week has seen some action, some hints of further action, and some positive rhetoric on immigration. The most important... Read More
Given that The Economist is a major journalistic voice for the globalist, nation-hating, open-borders, anti-Trump club of the Billionaire Left; and given that AntiFa is the “muscle” of that club; it’s not very surprising that when our President attacks AntiFa, The Economist pulls out all the stops. The cover of the current (August 19th-25th) issue... Read More
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This week, as it happens, there’s been an unusual quantity of good news out of Washington D.C.— not great, throw-your-hat-in-the-air news; but hopeful news, news about our government moving in the right direction—above all, on immigration. Current U.S. immigration policy can fairly be described as antiwhite capitalist—an ugly blend of antiwhite ideology and the crudest... Read More
The President speaks in Krasiński Square, Warsaw, Poland
Our President went to Poland and made a stirring speech. Remember the old radical chant, “Hey hey, ho ho, Western Civ. has got to go!”? Our President took the opposite line, counter-attacking: “Ho ho, hey hey, Western Civ. is here to stay!” I sure hope he’s right. The speech of course was grandiloquent. A speech... Read More
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Never Forget The Bullet We Dodged When Hillary Was Defeated
From time to time, our President displays a lack of self-restraint, allowing his inner nitwit to escape from its cage, as in his feuds with Mika Brzezinski and CNN. At least, that how it seems to me in my geezer-like way—I know younger Dissident Righters think it’s hilarious. Still, I can always console myself by... Read More
President Trump fulfilled one of his campaign promises by withdrawing our country from last year’s Paris agreement on phasing out fossil-fuel energy production. This is pure America First policy-making. The Paris agreement was a big favorite with globalists, in spite of the fact that it wasn’t actually very global. Sure, all the important countries signed... Read More
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One of Steve Sailer’s many clever commenters has brilliantly named it WhateverGate—the frantic legalistic churning about who said what to whom in President Trump’s circle, and whether the thing that was or was not said warrants impeachment. Or whatever. But impeachment. Every week, I think things can’t get any crazier—the hysteria has to burn itself... Read More
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I don’t know whether Trump Derangement Syndrome has reached Peak Hysteria yet, but this week it definitely attained what we math geeks call a “local maximum.” That means, while it may not be the tallest peak in the mountain range, it’s taller than anything in its immediate vicinity. This is of course all about President... Read More
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I have mixed feelings over expressing my disappointments with the Trump administration. I voted for the guy; I’d vote for him again against any Democrat I can think of, and most Republicans. And hey: We got Jeff Sessions at Justice, and a Supreme Court Appointee who isn’t an anti-white, man-hating Social Justice radical. So I’m... Read More
Trumpism: righting the world’s wrongs. Like a lot of other people who supported Donald Trump’s presidential campaign, I was left disappointed and depressed by the April 7th attack on Syria. I had supposed that with Trump’s election we would at last leave the Middle East to its endless fractal squabbles and give our full attention... Read More
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I can’t think of any way to put a smiley face on it: This was a really bad week for National Conservatives. There was always the possibility that Trump would cuck on us. VDARE.com Editor Peter Brimelow mentioned that in his speech to the American Renaissance conference last May: Still, I don’t think any of... Read More
It’s early days yet in the Trump presidency, but there’s a general feeling it’s not going very well. Except, of course, for the work of our splendid Attorney General Jeff Sessions. Even partisan types are generally willing to cut a new president some slack—the so-called “honeymoon.” Nope: Ten weeks in, Trump is graded F by... Read More
President Trump on Tuesday gave a one-hour speech to a joint session of Congress. There was some cucking, about Black History Month, a licensed occasion for the ramping-up of anti-white rhetoric—if your gonads were as dimensionally impressive as we were led to believe, Mr. President, you would have issued an Executive Order renaming February as... Read More
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The Fake News story of the week also offered insights into just how insulated from reality our Goodwhites are. It started with President Trump telling a rally in Florida last Saturday that: The problem here: The President is a careless speaker, with a loose grasp of sentence structure and syntax. I don’t mind this, personally.... Read More
Well, if you were wondering who really runs things in Washington, D.C.—where the real power lies—now you know: it’s with the intelligence agencies, with a little help from the Main Stream Media. Next question: why do they hate Russia so much? December 29th, the day still-President Barack Obama expelled a raft of Russian diplomats on... Read More
[Adapted from the latest Radio Derb, now available exclusively on VDARE.com. See also Peter Brimelow On Judicial Imperialism In FORBES…THIRTY YEARS AGO!] Especially with the mugging of Trump Administration’s immigration patriot Executive Order by the Left Coast’s No-Good Ninth Circuit, the spotlight this week has been on the third branch of the federal government: the... Read More
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There was no abatement of Lefty hysteria in this, the second week of the first Trump administration. The principal eruptions were: mobs of demonstrators at airports protesting a change to Customs and Immigration procedures; Main Stream Media denunciations of Trump’s pick for the Supreme Court; Hollywood airheads going Hitlery-Hitlery-Hitler at some glitzy awards ceremony; an... Read More
Some immigration patriots were disappointed with President Trump’s first day. (Mind if I just pause here and say “President Trump” a couple of times? I just like saying it. President Trump, President Trump! Thank you.) But as his first week closes, he’s made a flurry of announcements and it looks as though we shall get... Read More
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A Muscular Speech, Exemplary People, and No Affirmative Action Poets!
The great news this week was of course the inauguration. Let me go directly to it. I’m just going to hand you off for a moment to a person who is much smarter than I am: Professor Robert LaFleur, speaking here in lecture 16 of the Great Courses lectures on the Analects of Confucius. Professor... Read More
The New York Times recently grumbled that, headline: Trump’s Cabinet So Far Is More White and Male Than Any First Cabinet Since Reagan’s. [By Jasmine C. Lee, January 13, 2017] Well, duh. Trump is the first President since Reagan who does not either subscribe whole-heartedly to the Diversity ideology or, like the Bushes, from a... Read More
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Can D.C. Suits Stand It?
This is the Week of the Two Presidents—Donald Trump succeeds Barack Obama at noon on Friday January 20. Both men recently addressed major gatherings: Barack Obama made his official farewell to the nation, Donald Trump held his first formal press conference since being elected. Each event was highly characteristic. My take: I for one am... Read More
The two big stories this week: “fake news” and Russia’s alleged manipulation of our election. Actually, in my opinion, they’re non-stories. In regard to fake news, I have a confession to make. First, some preface. To put my podcasts together I trawl through news websites on the internet for stories of interest. The big American... Read More
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DOJ and DHS Are All That Really Matter
It was a joyous Thanksgiving for us immigration patriots, as our man continues interviewing for his executive team while the nation echoes to the festive sound of liberals’ heads exploding. [Bang!] Oh, there goes another one. Happy, happy days! As we go to press, The Donald is taking a Thanksgiving break with the family down... Read More
Jeff Sessions For Attorney General, Steve Bannon For Pope!
Yes, the sun is shining, the birds are singing (those of them fool enough to stay around on Long Island in November), Trump’s in his tower and all’s well with the world. Latest news: Senator Jeff Sessions has been offered the post of U.S. Attorney General. Imagine: An Attorney General who doesn’t hate white people!Just... Read More
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St Thomas Aquinas told us that one of the pleasures enjoyed by the blessed in Heaven was to contemplate the sufferings of the damned in Hell. Apparently if you get to Heaven there is a sort of balcony you have access to where you can stand and watch the sinners down below being prodded, scorched,... Read More
I earnestly recommend that everyone watch Peter Thiel’s 13-minute address at the National Press Club this morning. He hits a number of nails on the head. A few at random: Thiel checks off some of the craziness: the national debt, healthcare costs, student loans, income stagnation, … And wars: Which is the more enthusiastically pro-war... Read More
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A couple of remarks in Professor Susan McWillams’recent Modern Age piece celebrating the 25th anniversary of Christopher Lasch’s 1991 book The True and Only Heaven, which analyzed the cult of progress in its American manifestation, have stuck in my mind. Here’s the first one: McWilliams adds a footnote to that: The 19 percent figure is... Read More
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I guess The Donald should be glad at least that his enemies can’t play the Hitler card. Hitler seems to have been well-nigh sexless—definitely not a ladies’ man.Eva Braun once grumbled that he had never treated her like a woman. Nobody’s quite sure what she meant, and whatever it was died with her in the... Read More
Jennifer Rubin and Bret Stephens
I'd not an anti-Semite; I never have been; and I don’t have much time for anti-Semites. I’ve written a couple of million words of opinion commentary this past thirty years, all of it archived on my website, and I defy you to find any evidence of anti-Semitism in it anywhere. However, I’ve turned against the... Read More
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What Unites The Alt Right Is Resistance To Lies
Three weeks ago, I floated the word “Clintocalypse” to describe how the end of the world as we know it would follow a victory for Mrs. Clinton. Other opinionators were having the same thought. The one who’s been getting most coverage—no, I don’t begrudge it, honestly [sound of weeping]—is the pseudonymous writer Decius and his... Read More
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How about that Donald Trump, eh? Our man pulled off two—count ’em, two—big political moves in one day this week. He went to Mexicoand met with that country’s President as anapparent equal, and he then hopped over to Arizona and gave a fine thundering speech on immigration, packed with policy specifics. The policy specifics of... Read More
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And At Least One GOP Establishmentarian Gets Him
You’ve got to hand it to Donald Trump: He’s the anti-Mitt Romney. Remember how spooked Ol’ Mittens was any time the Main Stream Media squealed at something he said? Remember when he endorsed “self-deportation”?—a perfectly sensible and humane concept. If we rigorously enforce the people’s laws on immigration, then illegal aliens won’t be able to... Read More
VDare: Melania Trump, legal immigrant, wife and mother of an American citizen.
It’s odd how many political stories end up in the zone of our irrational, chaotic, and corrupt immigration system. It’s like an astronomical black hole, with a gravitational force that sucks in any story that gets too close. You wouldn’t think it’s so difficult to have a sensible, straightforward system that meets national needs: that... Read More
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I always thought Rule Britannia should have been Britain’s national anthem. It’s way more fun to sing than God Save the Queen and I love that bumptious 18th-century nationalism a linguistic oddity: to an Englishman’s ear, “For Britons never will be slaves” sounds wrong. Not the general sentiment, which of course is fine and sound,... Read More
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The very first thing I heard about the Orlando shooter, on the CBS news over my car radio, was that he was an American citizen. They just couldn’t wait to tell us that. Whether it was precisely CBS who were eager to tell us, or Orlando law enforcement, with CBS just passing on what they... Read More
“The True Foundation For Happiness And Harmony.”
In case you’re still not clear about why so many Americans are voting for Donald Trump, let’s follow our president on his recent trip to Britain and Germany. Last Saturday, April 23, Obama spoke to a “town hall meeting” at the Royal Horticultural Halls in Westminster, seven hundred yards from Westminster Abbey, where English monarchs... Read More
Tuesday last week I had the satisfaction of casting a vote for Donald Trump. This was of course in theNew York state Republican primary—a closed primary, in which only registered Republicans get to vote. Some of you in the rest of the country, those great spaces west of the Hudson where the buffalo roam and... Read More
What accounts for Trump’s relatively poor showing in Wisconsin? There were of course plenty of explanations on offer. Lion of the Blogosphere gave us the most succinct one: There just aren’t enough blacks in Wisconsin, he said. The theory is, where you have a lot of blacks, whites go tribal. Here I get to quote... Read More
My old National Review colleague Kevin Williamson [Email him] has been frightening the horses with a piece he posted at the National Review website the other day. It’s a subscription website; you have to pay a quarter to read the article. I gritted my teeth and paid. Kevin’s theme is white trash. They’re complaining, he... Read More
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It with some mild embarrassment that I confess I am enjoying this year’s Presidential contest. This is fun. And it’s not just on the Republican side. I had been assuming that the Democratic candidate debates must be snoozers, so I just read the transcripts. Now I’m thinking I may have been wrong. It’s one thing... Read More
Super Trumpsday, as we call it over here in the Trumposphere, was a good day for the Donald: He won seven states to Ted Cruz’s three and Marco Rubio’s one, and he picked up either 237, 247, 257, or 258 delegates, depending which website you check. I don’t know why professional journalists can’t agree on... Read More
On the night when Hillary Clinton successfully played the racial-socialist card in the South Carolina Democratic primary against the white left-looney Sandersistas, I feel free to begin my reflections on Thursday night’s CNN debate in Houston—I stayed awake, it was entertaining, or at any rate as close to entertaining as politics gets—with a couple of... Read More
One thing that came to mind watching Sarah Palin’s speech endorsing Donald Trump: how very American it was. It’s hard to see your country and its customs objectively if you’re born and raised here; you just take them for granted. To immigrants like myself, America’s national culture is as distinctive, as unique, asfascinating as Japan‘s.... Read More
This year—I just have time to notice!—marks the 25th birthday of Godwin’s Law. In case you don’t know Godwin’s Law, here’s the background. The internet was the plaything of academics and government types until 1989, when the first dial-up access was made available to general users. Just one year later, in 1990, Mike Godwin formulated... Read More
How about that Donald Trump, eh? Monday this week the Donald called for “a total and complete shutdown of Muslims entering the United States.” He walked the thing back a little bit the next day, saying that U.S. citizens who are Muslim should of course be allowed back in from overseas trips: “They’re a citizen.... Read More
The first thing to be said about Wednesday night’s debate is that it was way too long. It went on for more than three hours. The transcript published by Timemagazine runs to 34,857 words, including stage directions. That’s longer thanHamlet or the Book of Genesis. Comparisons with literary productions in fact bring to mind Dr... Read More
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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.


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