The Unz Review: An Alternative Media Selection
A Collection of Interesting, Important, and Controversial Perspectives Largely Excluded from the American Mainstream Media

Bookmark Toggle AllToCAdd to LibraryRemove from Library • BShow CommentNext New CommentNext New ReplyRead More
ReplyAgree/Disagree/Etc. More... This Commenter This Thread Hide Thread Display All Comments
AgreeDisagreeLOLTroll
These buttons register your public Agreement, Disagreement, Troll, or LOL with the selected comment. They are ONLY available to recent, frequent commenters who have saved their Name+Email using the 'Remember My Information' checkbox, and may also ONLY be used once per hour.
Ignore Commenter Follow Commenter
Current Commenter
says:

Leave a Reply -


 Remember My InformationWhy?
 Email Replies to my Comment
Submitted comments become the property of The Unz Review and may be republished elsewhere at the sole discretion of the latter
Commenters to FollowHide Excerpts
By Authors Filter?
Anatoly Karlin Andrei Martyanov Andrew Joyce Andrew Napolitano Audacious Epigone Boyd D. Cathey C.J. Hopkins Chanda Chisala Egor Kholmogorov Eric Margolis Forum Fred Reed Agnostic P-ter Godfree Roberts Guillaume Durocher Gustavo Arellano Ilana Mercer Israel Shamir James Kirkpatrick James Petras James Thompson JayMan John Derbyshire Jonathan Revusky Kevin Barrett Lance Welton Linh Dinh Michael Hudson Mike Whitney Pat Buchanan Patrick Cockburn Paul Craig Roberts Paul Gottfried Paul Kersey Peter Frost Peter Lee Philip Giraldi Razib Khan Robert Weissberg Ron Paul Ron Unz Steve Sailer The Saker Tom Engelhardt A. Graham Adam Hochschild Aedon Cassiel Ahmet Öncü Alex Graham Alexander Cockburn Alexander Hart Alfred McCoy Alison Rose Levy Alison Weir Allegra Harpootlian Amr Abozeid Anand Gopal Andre Damon Andrew Cockburn Andrew Fraser Andrew J. Bacevich Andrew S. Fischer Andy Kroll Ann Jones Anonymous Anthony DiMaggio Ariel Dorfman Arlie Russell Hochschild Arno Develay Arnold Isaacs Artem Zagorodnov Astra Taylor AudaciousEpigone Austen Layard Aviva Chomsky Ayman Fadel Barbara Ehrenreich Barbara Garson Barbara Myers Barry Lando Belle Chesler Ben Fountain Ben Freeman Beverly Gologorsky Bill Black Bill Moyers Bob Dreyfuss Bonnie Faulkner Book Brad Griffin Brenton Sanderson Brett Redmayne-Titley Brian Dew Carl Horowitz Catherine Crump Chalmers Johnson Charles Bausman Charles Goodhart Charles Wood Charlotteville Survivor Chase Madar Chris Hedges Chris Roberts Christian Appy Christopher DeGroot Chuck Spinney Coleen Rowley Colin Liddell Cooper Sterling Craig Murray Dahr Jamail Dan E. Phillips Dan Sanchez Daniel McAdams Danny Sjursen Dave Kranzler Dave Lindorff David Barsamian David Bromwich David Chibo David Gordon David Irving David Lorimer David Martin David North David Vine David Walsh David William Pear David Yorkshire Dean Baker Dennis Saffran Diana Johnstone Dilip Hiro Dirk Bezemer Eamonn Fingleton Ed Warner Edmund Connelly Eduardo Galeano Edward Curtin Ellen Cantarow Ellen Packer Ellison Lodge Eric Draitser Eric Zuesse Erik Edstrom Erika Eichelberger Erin L. Thompson Eugene Girin F. Roger Devlin Fadi Abu Shammalah Franklin Lamb Frida Berrigan Friedrich Zauner Gabriel Black Gary Corseri Gary North Gary Younge Gene Tuttle George Albert George Bogdanich George Szamuely Georgianne Nienaber Gilad Atzmon Glenn Greenwald A. Beaujean Alex B. Amnestic Arcane Asher Bb Bbartlog Ben G Birch Barlow Canton ChairmanK Chrisg Coffee Mug Darth Quixote David David B David Boxenhorn DavidB Diana Dkane DMI Dobeln Duende Dylan Ericlien Fly Gcochran Godless Grady Herrick Jake & Kara Jason Collins Jason Malloy Jason s Jeet Jemima Joel John Emerson John Quiggin JP Kele Kjmtchl Mark Martin Matoko Kusanagi Matt Matt McIntosh Michael Vassar Miko Ml Ole Piccolino Rosko Schizmatic Scorpius Suman TangoMan The Theresa Thorfinn Thrasymachus Wintz Greg Grandin Greg Johnson Gregoire Chamayou Gregory Conte Gregory Foster Gregory Hood Gregory Wilpert Guest Admin Hannah Appel Hans-Hermann Hoppe Harri Honkanen Henry Cockburn Hina Shamsi Howard Zinn Hubert Collins Hugh McInnish Hunter DeRensis Ian Fantom Ira Chernus Jack Kerwick Jack Krak Jack Rasmus Jack Ravenwood Jack Sen Jake Bowyer James Bovard James Carroll James Fulford James J. O'Meara Jane Lazarre Jared S. Baumeister Jared Taylor Jason C. Ditz Jason Kessler Jay Stanley Jeff J. Brown Jeffrey Blankfort Jeffrey St. Clair Jen Marlowe Jeremiah Goulka Jeremy Cooper Jesse Mossman JHR Writers Jim Daniel Jim Goad Jim Kavanagh JoAnn Wypijewski Joe Lauria Johannes Wahlstrom John W. Dower John Feffer John Fund John Harrison Sims John Pilger John Reid John Scales Avery John Siman John Stauber John Taylor John Titus John V. Walsh John Wear John Williams Jon Else Jonathan Alan King Jonathan Anomaly Jonathan Cook Jonathan Rooper Jonathan Schell Joseph Kishore Joseph Sobran Juan Cole Judith Coburn Julian Bradford Karel Van Wolferen Karen Greenberg Kees Van Der Pijl Kelley Vlahos Kerry Bolton Kersasp D. Shekhdar Kevin MacDonald Kevin Rothrock Kevin Zeese Kshama Sawant Laura Gottesdiener Laura Poitras Laurent Guyénot Lawrence G. Proulx Leo Hohmann Linda Preston Logical Meme Lorraine Barlett M.G. Miles Mac Deford Maidhc O Cathail Malcolm Unwell Marcus Alethia Marcus Cicero Margaret Flowers Mark Danner Mark Engler Mark Perry Mark Weber Matt Parrott Mattea Kramer Matthew Harwood Matthew Richer Matthew Stevenson Max Blumenthal Max Denken Max North Max Parry Max West Maya Schenwar Michael Gould-Wartofsky Michael Hoffman Michael Schwartz Michael T. Klare Moon Landing Skeptic Murray Polner N. Joseph Potts Nan Levinson Naomi Oreskes Nate Terani Nathan Cofnas Nathan Doyle Ned Stark Nelson Rosit Nicholas Stix Nick Kollerstrom Nick Turse Nils Van Der Vegte Noam Chomsky NOI Research Group Nomi Prins Norman Finkelstein Patrick Cleburne Patrick Cloutier Patrick Martin Patrick McDermott Paul Cochrane Paul Engler Paul Mitchell Paul Nachman Paul Nehlen Pepe Escobar Peter Bradley Peter Brimelow Peter Gemma Peter Van Buren Philip Weiss Pierre M. Sprey Pratap Chatterjee Publius Decius Mus Rajan Menon Ralph Nader Ramin Mazaheri Ramziya Zaripova Randy Shields Ray McGovern Rebecca Gordon Rebecca Solnit Rémi Tremblay Richard Hugus Richard Krushnic Richard Silverstein Rick Shenkman Rita Rozhkova Robert Baxter Robert Bonomo Robert Fisk Robert Hampton Robert Henderson Robert Lipsyte Robert Parry Robert Roth Robert S. Griffin Robert Scheer Robert Trivers Robin Eastman Abaya Roger Dooghy Ronald N. Neff Rory Fanning Ryan Dawson Sam Francis Sam Husseini Sayed Hasan Sharmini Peries Sheldon Richman Spencer Davenport Spencer Quinn Stefan Karganovic Steffen A. Woll Stephanie Savell Stephen J. Rossi Stephen J. Sniegoski Steve Fraser Steven Yates Subhankar Banerjee Susan Southard Sydney Schanberg Tanya Golash-Boza Ted Rall Theodore A. Postol Thierry Meyssan Thomas A. Fudge Thomas Dalton Thomas Frank Thomas O. Meehan Tim Shorrock Tim Weiner Tobias Langdon Todd E. Pierce Todd Gitlin Todd Miller Tom Piatak Tom Suarez Tom Sunic Tracy Rosenberg Travis LeBlanc Trevor Lynch Virginia Dare Vladimir Brovkin Vladislav Krasnov Vox Day W. Patrick Lang Walter Block Washington Watcher Wayne Allensworth William Binney William DeBuys William Hartung William J. Astore Winslow T. Wheeler Ximena Ortiz Yan Shen Zhores Medvedev
Nothing found
By Topics/Categories Filter?
2016 Election Alt Right American Media American Military American Pravda Anti-Semitism Blacks Censorship China Conspiracy Theories Crime Culture Culture/Society Donald Trump Economics Education Foreign Policy Genetics History Human Biodiversity Ideology Immigration IQ Iran Israel Israel Lobby Israel/Palestine Jews Miscellaneous Movies Neocons Obama Open Thread Political Correctness Politics Race Race/Ethnicity Russia Science Sports Syria Terrorism Ukraine United States World War II 100% Jussie Content 100% Jussie-free Content 100% Jussie-relevant Content 2008 Election 2012 Election 2012 US Elections 2018 Election 2020 Election 23andMe 365 Black 365Black 9/11 A Farewell To Alms Aarab Barghouti Abc News Abigail Marsh Abortion Abraham Lincoln Academia Acheivement Gap Achievement Gap Acting White Adam Schiff Adaptation Addiction ADL Admin Administration Admixture Adoptees Adoption Affective Empathy Affirmative Action Affordable Family Formation Afghanistan Africa African Americans African Genetics Africans Afrikaner Afrocentricism Age Age Of Malthusian Industrialism Agriculture AI AIDS Ainu AIPAC Air Force Aircraft Carriers Airlines Airports Al Jazeera Alain Soral Alan Clemmons Alan Dershowitz Alan Macfarlane Albion's Seed Alcohol Alcoholism Aldous Huxley Alexander Hamilton Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Alexei Kudrin Alexei Navalny Ali Dawabsheh Alt Left Altruism Amazon Amazon.com America America First American Dream American Empire American History American Indians American Jews American Left American Legion American Nations American Nations American Presidents American Prisons American Revolution Amerindians Amish Amish Quotient Amnesty Amnesty International Amoral Familialism Amy Klobuchar Amygdala Anaconda Anatoly Karlin Ancestry Ancient DNA Ancient Genetics Ancient Near East Anders Breivik Andrei Nekrasov Andrew Jackson Andrew Sullivan Andrew Yang Angela Stent Anglo-Saxons Anglosphere Animal IQ Animal Rights Ann Coulter Anne Frank Annual Country Reports On Terrorism Anthropology Anti-Gentilism Anti-Vaccination Antifa Antiquity Antiracism Antisocial Behavior Antiwar Movement Anwar Al-Awlaki Ap Apartheid Apollo's Ascent Appalachia Arab Christianity Arab Spring Arabs Archaeogenetics Archaeology Archaic DNA Archaic Humans Architecture Arctic Sea Ice Melting Argentina Arkham's Razor Armenia Army Art Arthur Jensen Arthur Lichte Artificial Intelligence Arts/Letters Aryans Aryeh Lightstone Ash Carter Ashkenazi Intelligence Ashkenazi Jews Asia Asian Americans Asian Quotas Asians ASPM Assassinations Assimilation Assortative Mating Atheism Atlanta Attractiveness Australia Australian Aboriginals Austria Autism Automation Avigdor Lieberman Ayodhhya Azerbaijan Babes And Hunks Babri Masjid Baby Gap Backlash Bacterial Vaginosis Balanced Polymorphism Balkans Baltics Baltimore Riots Bangladesh Banjamin Netanyahu Banking Industry Banking System Banks Barack Obama Barbara Comstock Barbarians Baseball Baseball Statistics Bashar Al-Assad Basketball #BasketOfDeplorables Basque BBC BDS Movement Beauty Behavior Genetics Behavioral Economics Behavioral Genetics Belarus Belgium Belts Ben Cardin Ben Hodges Benedict Arnold Benjamin Cardin Benjamin Netanyahu Benny Gantz Berezovsky Bernard Henri-Levy Bernie Sanders Bernies Sanders #BernieSoWhite BICOM Big History BigPost Bilateral Relations Bilingual Education Bill 59 Bill Browder Bill Clinton Bill Gates Bill Kristol Bill Maher Bill Of Rights Billionaires Bioethics Biological Imperative Biology Birmingham Bisexuality Bitcoin BJP Black Community Black Crime Black Friday Black History Black History Month Black Lives Matter Black Muslims Black People Black People Accreditation Black Run America Black Undertow #BlackJobsMatter #BlackLiesMurder Blade Runner Blog Blogging Blogosphere Blond Hair Blood Libel Blue Eyes Bmi Boasian Anthropology boats-in-the-water bodybuilding Boeing Boers Bolshevik Revolution Bolshevik Russia Books Border Security Border Wall Borderlanders Boris Johnson Boycott Divest And Sanction Boycott Divestment And Sanctions Brahmans Brain Scans Brain Size Brain Structure Brazil Bret Stephens Brexit Brezhnev BRICs Brighter Brains Britain Brittany Watts Build The Wall Burakumin Burma Bush Bush Administration Business Byu California Californication Cambodia Cameron Russell Camp Of The Saints Campus Rape Canada #Cancel2022WorldCupinQatar Cancer Candida Albicans Capitalism Cardiovascular Disease Carlos Slim Carly Fiorina Caroline Glick Carroll Quigley Cars Carter Page Catalonia Catfight Catholic Church Catholicism Caucasus Cavaliers Cecil Rhodes Central Asia Chanda Chisala Charles Darwin Charles Krauthammer Charles Murray Charles Percy Charles Schumer Charleston Shooting Charlie Hebdo Charlottesville Checheniest Chechen Of Them All Chechens Chechnya Cherlie Hebdo Chess Chetty Chicago Chicagoization Chicken Hut Children China/America China Vietnam Chinese Chinese Communist Party Chinese Economy Chinese Evolution Chinese History Chinese IQ Chinese Language Chinese People Chris Gown Christianity Christmas Christopher Steele Chuck Hagel Chuck Schumer CIA Cinema Circumcision Civil Liberties Civil Rights Civil War Civilization CJIA Clannishness Clans Clash Of Civilizations Class Clayton County Climate Climate Change Clinton Clintons Cliodynamics clusterfake Coal Coalition Coalition Of The Fringes Coast Guard Cochran And Harpending Coen Brothers Cognitive Elitism Cognitive Empathy Cognitive Psychology Cognitive Science Cold War Colin Kaepernick Colin Woodard Collapse Party College Admission College Football Colonialism Color Revolution Columba Bush Comic Books Communism Community Reinvestment Act Computers Confederacy Confederate Flag Congress Conquistador-American Consciousness Consequences Conservatism Conservative Movement Conservatives Constitution Constitutional Theory Consumer Debt Controversial Book Convergence Core Article Cornel West Corruption Corruption Perception Index Cory Booker Counterpunch Cousin Marriage Cover Story Creationism CRIF Crimea Crimean Tatars Crimethink Crisis Crispr Crops crops-rotting-in-the-fields Cruise Missiles Crying Among The Farmland Ctrl-Left Cuba Cuckoldry Cuckservatism Cuckservative Cultural Anthropology Cultural Marxism Culture War Curfew Cut The Sh*t Guys Czech Republic DACA Daily Data Dump Dallas Shooting Damnatio Memoriae Dana Milbank Daniel Tosh Daren Acemoglu Dark Ages Darwinism Data Data Analysis Data Posts David Friedman David Frum David Hackett Fischer David Ignatius David Irving David Kramer David Lane David Moser David Petraeus Davide Piffer De Ploribus Unum Death Of The West Death Penalty Debbie Wasserman-Schultz Debt Decline And Fall Of The Roman Empire Deep South Deep State Degeneracy Democracy Democratic Party Demograhics Demographic Transition Demographics Demography Denisovans Denmark Dennis Ross Department Of Justice Deprivation Derek Harvey Detroit Development Developmental Noise Diagnostic And Statistical Manual Of Mental Disorders Dick Cheney Dienekes Diet Dinesh D'Souza Diplomacy Discrimination Disease Disney Disparate Impact Dissent Dissidence Diversity Diversity Before Diversity Diversity Pokemon Points Dmitry Medvedev DNA Dodecad Dogs Dollar Donme Don't Get Detroit-ed Dopamine Dostoevsky Down Syndrome Dreams From My Father Dresden Dress Codes Drone War Drones Drug Use Drugs DSM Duke Duterte Dylan Roof Dynasty Dysgenic E-books E. O. Wilson East Asia East Asian Exception East Asians Eastern Europe Ebola Ecology Economic Development Economic History Economic Sanctions Economic Theory Economy Ecuador Ed Miller Edward Gibbon Edward Snowden Effective Altruism Effortpost Efraim Diveroli Egor Kholmogorov Egypt Election 2008 Election 2012 Election 2016 Election 2018 Election 2020 Elections Electric Cars Elie Wiesel Eliot Cohen Eliot Engel Elites Elizabeth Holmes Elizabeth Warren Elliot Abrams Elliot Rodger Elliott Abrams Elon Musk Emigration Emil Kirkegaard Emmanuel Macron Empathy Energy England Entertainment Environment Environmentalism Epistemology Erdogan Espionage Estonia Estrogen Ethics Ethics And Morals Ethiopia Ethnic Genetic Interests Ethnic Nepotism Ethnicity EU Eugenics Eurabia Eurasia Euro Europe European Genetics European Genomics European History European Right European Union Europeans Eurozone Evolution Evolutionary Biology Evolutionary Genetics Evolutionary Genomics Evolutionary Psychology Exercise Eye Color Eyes Ezra Cohen-Watnick Face Recognition Face Shape Facebook Faces Fake News fallout False Flag Attack Family Family Matters Family Systems Fantasy Far Abroad FARA Farmers Farming Fascism FBI FDA FDD Fecundity Federal Reserve Female Homosexuality Female Sexual Response Feminism Feminists Ferguson Ferguson Shooting Fertility Fertility Fertility Rates Fethullah Gulen Feuds Fields Medals FIFA Film Finance Financial Bailout Financial Crisis Financial Debt Financial Times Finland Finn Baiting First Amendment First World War FISA Fitness Flash Mobs Flight From White Fluctuarius Argenteus Flynn Effect Food Football For Fun Forecasts Foreign Policy Foreign Service Fracking France Frankfurt School Franklin D. Roosevelt Frantz Fanon Franz Boas Freakonomics Fred Hiatt Free Speech Free Trade Free Will Freedom Of Speech Freedom French Canadians Friday Fluff Fried Chicken Friendly & Conventional Frivolty Frontlash Funny Future Futurism Game Game Of Nations Game Of Thrones Gandhi Gangs Gary Taubes Gay Germ Gay Marriage Gays/Lesbians Gaza Gemayel Clan Gen Z Gender Gender And Sexuality Gender Equality Gender Reassignment Gender Relations Gene-Culture Coevolution Genealogy General Intelligence General Social Survey Generational Gap Genes Genetic Diversity Genetic Engineering Genetic Load Genetic Pacification Genocide Genomics Gentrification Geography Geopolitics George Bush George Clooney George H. W. Bush George Patton George Soros George Tenet George W. Bush Georgia Germans Germany Gilad Atzmon Gina Haspel Gladwell Glenn Beck Global Terrorism Index Global Warming Globalism Globalization GMO God God Delusion Gold Golf Google Goths Government Government Debt Government Spending Government Surveillance Government Waste Graphs GRE Great Leap Forward Great Powers #GreatWhiteDefendantPrivilege Greece Greg Clark Greg Cochran Gregory Clark Gregory Cochran GRF Grooming Group Intelligence Group Selection GSS Guangzhou Guardian Guest Guilt Culture Gun Control Guns Guy Swan Gypsies H-1B H.R. McMaster H1-B Visas Haim Saban hair Hair Color Hair Lengthening Haiti Hajnal Line Half Sigma Halloween Hamilton: An American Musical HammerHate Hanzi Happening Happiness Harriet Tubman Harvard Harvey Weinstein Hasbara hate Hate Crimes Hate Facts Fraud Hoax Hate Hoaxes Hate Speech Hbd Hbd Chick Hbd Fallout Health Health And Medicine Health Care Healthcare Heart Disease Heart Health Hegira Height Height Privilege Helmuth Nyborg Help Henry Harpending Heredity Heritability Hexaco Hezbollah Hillary Clinton Himachal Pradesh Hindu Caste System Hispanic Crime Hispanics Hist kai Historical Genetics Historical Population Genetics History Of Science Hitler Hodgepodge Hollywood Holocaust Homicide Homicide Rate Homosexuality Houellebecq House Intelligence Committee Housing Howard Kohr Hox Hoxby HplusNRx Huawei Hubbert's Peak Huddled Masses Hug Thug Human Achievement human-capital Human Evolution Human Evolutionary Genetics Human Evolutionary Genomics Human Genetics Human Genome Human Genomics Human Rights Humor Hungary Hunt For The Great White Defendant Hunter-Gatherers Hunting Hurricane Katrina Hybridization Hypocrisy Hysteria I Love Italians I.Q. I.Q. Genomics #IBelieveInHavenMonahan Ibn Khaldun Ibo Ice T Iceland Ideas Identity Ideology And Worldview Idiocracy Igbo Ilhan Omar Illegal Immigration Ilyushin IMF Immigration immigration-policy-terminology Immigriping Imperialism Imran Awan Inbreeding Income Incompetence India India Genetics Indian Economy Indian Genetics Indian IQ Indians Individualism Indo-European Indo-Europeans Indonesia Inequality Infrastructure Intellectuals Intelligence Intelligent Design International International Affairs International Comparisons International Relations Internet Internet Research Agency Interracial Interracial Marriage Intersectionality Interviews Introgression Invade Invite In Hock Invade The World Invite The World Iosef Stalin Iosif Lazaridis Iosif Stalin Iq Iq And Wealth Iran Nuclear Agreement Iran Nuclear Program Iranian Nuclear Program Iranian Nuclear Weapons Program Iraq Iraq War Ireland IRGC Is It Good For The Jews? Is Love Colorblind ISIS ISIS. Terrorism Islam Islamic Jihad Islamic State Islamism Islamophobia Islamophobiaphobia Isolationism Israel Defense Force Israel Separation Wall Israeli Occupation Israeli Settlements Israeli Spying IT Italy It's Okay To Be White Ivanka Jack Keane Jair Bolsonaro Jake Tapper Jamaica Jamal Khashoggi James B. Watson James Clapper James Comey James Jeffrey James Mattis James Watson James Wooley Jane Mayer Janet Yellen Japan Jared Diamond Jared Kushner Jared Taylor Jason Malloy JASTA JCPOA ¡Jeb! Jeb Bush Jefferson County Jeffrey Goldberg Jennifer Rubin Jeremy Corbyn Jerrold Nadler Jerry Seinfeld Jesuits Jewish Genetics Jewish History Jewish Intellectuals JFK Assassination JFK Jr. Jill Stein Joe Cirincione Joe Lieberman John Allen John B. Watson John Bolton John Brennan John Derbyshire John Durant John F. Kennedy John Hawks John Hughes John Kasich John Kerry John McCain John McLaughlin John Mearsheimer John Tooby Jonah Goldberg Jonathan Freedland Jordan Peterson Joseph Tainter Journalism Judaism Judge George Daniels Judicial System Judith Harris Julian Assange Jussie Smollett Justice Kaboom Kalash Kamala On Her Knees Katz Kay Bailey Hutchison Keith Ellison Ken Livingstone Kenneth Marcus Kenneth Pomeranz Kennewick Man Kerry Killinger Kevin MacDonald Kevin Mitchell Kevin Williamson Khashoggi Kids Kim Jong Un Kin Selection Kinship Kkk KKKrazy Glue Of The Coalition Of The Fringes Knesset Kompromat Korea Korean War Kosovo Kremlin Clans Kris Kobach Ku Klux Klan Kurds LA Language Languages Las Vegas Massacre Late Obama Age Collapse Late Ov Latin America Latinos Latvia Law Law Laws Of Behavioral Genetics Lazy Glossophiliac Lead Poisoning Learning Lebanon Leda Cosmides Lee Kuan Yew Lenin Leonard Bernstein Lesbians Lèse-diversité LGBT Liberal Opposition Liberal Whites Liberalism Liberals Libertarianism Libertarians Libya Life life-expectancy Lifestyle Light Skin Preference Lindsay Graham Lindsey Graham Linguistics Literacy Literature Lithuania Litvinenko Living Standards Lloyd Blankfein Localism Logan's Run Longevity Loooong Books Looting Lorde Louis Farrakhan Love And Marriage Lover Boys Lyndon Johnson M Factor M.g. Machiavellianism Mad Men Madeleine Albright Madoff Magnitsky Act Mahmoud Abbas Malaysian Airlines MH17 Male Homosexuality Mall Malnutrition Malthusianism Manor Manorialism Manspreading Manufacturing Mao Zedong Maoism Map Map Posts maps Marc Faber Marco Rubio Maria Butina Marijuana Marine Le Pen mark-adomanis Mark Steyn Mark Warner Market Economy Marriage Marta Martin Luther King Marwan Barghouti Marxism Masculinity Masha Gessen Mass Shootings Massacre In Nice Mate Choice Math Mathematics Matt Forney Matthew Weiner Max Blumenthal Max Boot Mayans McCain McCain/POW McDonald's Mcdonald's 365Black Measurement Error Media Media Bias Medicine Medvedev Mega-Aggressions Megan McCain Mein Obama MEK Memorial Day Men With Gold Chains Meng Wanzhou Mental Illness Mental Traits Merciless Indian Savages Meritocracy Merkel Merkel Youth Merkel's Boner Mesolithic Mexican-American War Mexico MH 17 Michael Flynn Michael Jackson Michael Morell Michael Pompeo Michael Vick Michael Weiss Michelle Goldberg Michelle Ma Belle Michelle Obama Microaggressions Microsoft Middle Ages Middle East Migration Mike Pence Mike Pompeo Mike Signer Mikhail Khodorkovsky Militarization Military Military History Military Spending Military Technology Millionaires Milner Group Mindset Minimum Wage Minneapolis Minorities Misdreavus Missile Defense Missing The Point Mitt Romney Mixed-Race Model Minority Mohammed Bin Salman Monarchy Money Monogamy Moon Landing Hoax Moon Landings Moore's Law Moral Absolutism Moral Universalism Morality Mormonism Mormons Mortality Mortgage Moscow Mossad Moxie MTDNA Mulatto Elite Multiculturalism Multiregionalism Music Muslim Muslim Ban Muslims Mussolini Mutual Assured Destruction Myanmar NAEP NAMs Nancy Pelosi Nancy Segal Narendra Modi NASA Natalism Nation Of Islam National Assessment Of Educational Progress National Question National Review National Security State National Security Strategy National Wealth Nationalism Native Americans NATO Natural Selection Nature Nature Vs. Nurture Navy Standards Naz Shah Nazism NBA Neandertal Neandertals Neanderthals Near Abroad Ned Flanders Neo-Nazis Neoconservatism Neoconservatives Neoliberalism Neolithic Neolithic Revolution Neoreaction Nerds Netherlands Neuroscience New Atheists New Cold War New Orleans New World Order New York New York City New York Times New Zealand Shooting News Newspeak NFL Nicholas II Nicholas Wade Nick Eberstadt Nigeria Nike Nikki Haley Noam Chomsky Nobel Prize Nobel Prized #NobelsSoWhiteMale Nordics Norman Braman North Africa North Korea Northern Ireland Northwest Europe Norway #NotOkay Novorossiya Novorossiya Sitrep NSA Nuclear Power Nuclear War Nuclear Weapons Nutrition O Mio Babbino Caro Obama Presidency Obamacare Obese Obesity Obituary Obscured American Occam's Butterknife Occam's Razor Occam's Rubber Room Occupy October Surprise Oil Oliver Stone Olympics Open Borders Operational Sex Ratio Opinion Poll Opioids Orban Original Memes Orissa Orlando Shooting Orthodoxy Orwell Orwellian Language Osama Bin Laden OTFI Out-of-Africa Out Of Africa Model Outbreeding Paekchong Pakistan Pakistani Paleoanthropology Paleolibertarianism Paleolithic Paleolithic Europeans Paleontology Palestine Palestinians Palin Pamela Geller Panhandling Paper Review Parasite Manipulation Parenting Parenting Parenting Behavioral Genetics Paris Attacks Parsi Parsi Genetics Partly Inbred Extended Family Pat Buchanan Pathogens Patriot Act Patriotism Paul Ewald Paul Ryan Paul Singer Paul Wolfowitz Pavel Grudinin Pax Americana Peak Oil Pearl Harbor Pedophilia Pentagon Peoria Perception Management Personal Personal Genomics Personal Use Personality Peter Frost Peter Turchin Petro Poroshenko Pets Pew Phil Onderdonk Phil Rushton Philadelphia Philip Breedlove Philippines Philosophy Philosophy Of Science Phylogenetics Pigmentation Pigs Piketty Pioneer Hypothesis Piracy PISA Pizzagate Planned Parenthood Plaques For Blacks POC Ascendancy Poland Police Police State Police Training Political Correctness Makes You Stupid Political Dissolution Political Economy Political Philosophy Politicians Polling Polygamy Polygenic Score Polygyny Poor Reading Skills Pope Francis Population Population Genetics Population Growth Population Replacement Population Structure Population Substructure Populism Porn Pornography Portugal Post-Modernism Poverty PRC Pre-Obama America Prediction Presidential Race '08 Presidential Race '12 Presidential Race '16 Presidential Race '20 Press Censorship Prince Bandar Priti Patel Privatization Productivity Profiling Progressives Projection Pronoun Crisis Propaganda Prostitution protest Protestantism Psychology Psychometrics Psychopaths Psychopathy Pubertal Timing Public Health Public Schools Public Transportation Puerto Rico Puritans Putin Putin Derangement Syndrome Pygmies Qatar Quakers Quality Of Life Quantitative Genetics Quebec R. A. Fisher Race And Crime Race And Genomics Race And Iq Race/Crime Race Denialism Race/IQ race-realism Race Riots Rachel Maddow Racial Intelligence Racial Reality Racialism Racism Racist Objects Menace Racist Pumpkin Incident Radical Islam Raj Shah Rand Paul Randy Fine Rap Music Rape Raqqa Rashida Tlaib Rationality Razib Khan Reader Survey Reading Real Estate RealWorld Recep Tayyip Erdogan Red State Blue State redlining Redneck Dunkirk Refugee Boy Refugee Crisis #refugeeswelcome #RefugeesWelcomeInQatar Regression To The Mean Religion Religion Religion And Philosophy Rentier Replication Reprint Republican Party Republicans Reuel Gerecht Review Revisionism Rex Tillerson RFK Assassination Ricci Richard Dawkins Richard Dyer Richard Goldberg Richard Lewontin Richard Lynn Richard Nixon Richard Russell Riots Ritholtz R/k Theory Robert Ford Robert Kraft Robert Lindsay Robert McNamara Robert Mueller Robert Mugabe Robert Plomin Robert Spencer Robots Rohingya Rolling Stone Roman Empire Romania Rome Romney Ron DeSantis Ron Paul Ron Unz Ronald Reagan Rotherham Rove Roy Moore RT International Rudy Giuliani Rurik's Seed Russia-Georgia War Russiagate Russian Demography Russian Economy Russian Elections 2018 Russian Far East Russian History Russian Media Russian Military Russian Occupation Government Russian Orthodox Church Russian Reaction Russian Society Russophobes Saakashvili sabermetrics Sabrina Rubin Erdely Sacha Baron Cohen Sailer Strategy Sailer's First Law Of Female Journalism Saint Peter Tear Down This Gate! Saint-Petersburg Same-sex Marriage San Bernadino Massacre Sandra Beleza Sandy Hook Sapir-Whorf Sarah Palin Sarin Gas SAT Saudi Arabia Saying What You Have To Say Scandinavia Schizophrenia Science Denialism Science Fiction Science Fiction & Fantasy Scotland Scots Irish Scott Ritter Scrabble Secession Seeking Happiness Select Select Post Selection Self Indulgence Self-Obsession Separating The Truth From The Nonsense Serbia Sergei Magnitsky Sergei Skripal Sergey Brin Sex Sex Differences Sex Ratio Sex Ratio At Birth Sex Recognition Sexual Dimorphism Sexual Division Of Labor Sexual Selection Shai Masot Shakespeare Shame Culture Shanghai Shared Environment Shekhovstov Sheldon Adelson Shias And Sunnis Shimon Arad Shmuley Boteach Shorts And Funnies Shoshana Bryen Shurat HaDin Sibel Edmonds Sigar Pearl Mandelker Silicon Valley Singapore Single Men Single Women Six Day War SJWs Skin Color Skin Tone Slate Slave Trade Slavery Slavery Reparations Slavoj Zizek SLC24A5 Sleep Smart Fraction Smoking Soccer Social Justice Warriors Social Media Social Science Socialism Society Sociobiology Sociology Sociopathy Sociosexuality Solar Energy Solutions Solzhenitsyn Sotomayor South Africa South Asia South China Sea South Korea Southeast Asia Southern Poverty Law Center Sovereignty Soviet History Soviet Union Space Space Command Space Exploration Space Program Spain Speculation SPLC Sport Sputnik News Srebrenica Stabby Somali Stacey Abrams Staffan Stage Stalinism Standardized Tests Star Trek Comparisons State Department State Formation States Rights Statistics Statue Of Liberty Statue Of Libertyism Steny Hoyer Stephen Cohen Stephen Colbert Stephen Harper Stephen Jay Gould Stephen Townsend Stereotypes Steroids Steve Bannon Steve King Steve Sailer Steven Pinker Steve's Rice Thresher Columns Strategic Affairs Ministry Stuart Levey Stuff White People Like SU-57 Sub-replacement Fertility Sub-Saharan Africa Sub-Saharan Africans Subprime Mortgage Crisis Suicide Super Soaker Supercomputers Superintelligence Supreme Court Survey Susan Glasser Svidomy Sweden Switzerland Syed Farook syr Syrian Civil War Syriza T.S. Eliot Ta-Nehisi Coates Taiwan Take Action Taki Taliban Tamil Nadu Tashfeen Malik Tax Cuts Tax Evasion Taxation Taxes Tea Party Technical Considerations Technology Ted Cruz Television Terrorists Tesla Test Scores Testing Testosterone Tests Texas Thailand The AK The American Conservative The Bell Curve The Bible The Black Autumn "the Blacks" The Blank Slate The Breeder's Equation The Cathedral The Confederacy The Constitution The Economist The Eight Banditos The Family The Future The Kissing Billionaire The Left The Megaphone The New York Times The Scramble For America The Son Also Rises The South The States The Washington Post The Zeroth Amendment To The Constitution Theranos Theresa May Thermoeconomics Thomas Jefferson Thomas Moorer Thomas Perez Thomas Talhelm Thor Tidewater Tiger Mom Tiger Woods Tim Tebow TIMSS TNC Tom Cotton Tom Wolfe Tony Blair Tony Kleinfeld Too Many White People Torture Trade Transgenderism Transhumanism Translation Translations Travel Trayvon Martin Trolling Trope Derangement Syndrome Tropical Humans True Redneck Stereotypes Trump Trump Derangement Syndrome Trust Tsarist Russia Tsarnaev Tucker Carlson Tulsa Tulsi Gabbard Turkey Turks Tuskegee TWA 800 Twin Study Twins Twintuition Twitter UK Ukrainian Crisis Unanswerable Questions Unbearable Whiteness Unemployment Union United Kingdom Universal Basic Income Universalism unwordly Upper Paleolithic Urbanization US Blacks US Civil War II US Elections 2016 US Elections 2020 US Military US Regionalism US-Russia.org Expert Discussion Panel USA Used Car Dealers Moral Superiority Of USS Liberty Uttar Pradesh Uyghurs Vaginal Yeast Valerie Plame Vdare Venezuela Vibrancy Victor Canfield Victoria Nuland Victorian England Victorianism Video Video Games Vietnam Vietnam War Vietnamese Violence Vioxx Virtual World Visual Word Form Area Vitamin D Vladimir Putin Voronezh Vote Fraud Voting Rights Vulcan Society Wal-Mart Wall Street Walmart War War In Donbass War On Terror Warhammer Washington Post WasPage Watson Waugh Wealth Wealth Inequality Weight Loss WEIRDO Welfare Western Decline Western Europe Western European Marriage Pattern Western Hypocrisy Western Media Western Religion Western Revival Westerns White White America White Americans White Death White Decline White Flight White Helmets White Liberals White Man's Burden White Nationalism White Nationalists White Privilege White Slavery White Supremacy White Teachers Whiterpeople Whites Who Is The Fairest Of Them All? Who Whom Wikileaks Wild Life William Browder William Buckley William D. Hamilton William Fulbright William Kristol WINEP Winston Churchill Women Women In The Workplace Wonderlic Test Woodley Effect Woodrow Wilson WORDSUM Work Workers Working Class World Cup World Values Survey World War G World War I World War III World War T World War Weed Wretched Refuseism Writing WSHH WSJ WTO WVS Xi Jinping Y Chromosome Yamnaya Yankees Yemen Yochi Dreazen Yogi Berra's Restaurant YouTube Youtube Ban Yugoslavia Zbigniew Brzezinski Zika Zika Virus Zimbabwe Zionism Zombies
Nothing found
"S3"
Comments
• My
Comments
33 Comments • 1,500 Words •  RSS
(Commenters may request that their archives be hidden by contacting the appropriate blogger)
All Comments
 All Comments
    More SWPL in Moscow - this place was a car park/dump a few years ago. My glorious NEETdom will (partially) end from the start of October. While I was never enthusiastic about getting a real job, this one happens to be centered around the intersection of Russian demographics, economics, and psychometrics. So it's essentially a...
  • @German_reader

    the world-denying semites
     
    How is Islam "world-denying"? When I think of "world-denying" people, I think of Christian monks who have given up all their worldly possessions and live secluded in their monastery...if anything, Christianity is the most "world-denying" of the monotheistic religions imo.
    The problem with Muslims is rather that they're obsessed with power, control and domination. They also allow some really decadent (not just from a Christian, but even from a Greco-Roman perspective) cultural practices like polygamy. It would be better if they were a bit more world-denying imo.

    “Greco-Roman perspective”

    Huh? Didn’t Alexander the Great’s father take seven wives or something?

    • Replies: @German_reader
    Apparently he did (in sequence?), but Greeks and Romans were monogamous in general, it's a notable difference from the Mideast.
    Of course they did other things abhorrent to modern sensibilities like sexually abusing their slaves or pederasty.
    , @Daniel Chieh
    Its mostly the Romans that were fiercely associated with monogamy. Nero murdered his first wife so he could have a second wife. They were polygynous in siring and often had many unacknowledged children but legitimacy was extremely important, so marriage was a highly controlled institution.
  • @Jaakko Raipala
    It's a self-own if anything. Linus Torvalds is one of the militant leftists who somehow thought that the leftism would never get to him. I think a lot of people mistook him as some sort of a shitlord because he was a big rude NIMBY who wanted to run *his* project *his* way and got into arguments with SJWs but he was never against them in principle, just for his project.

    Mr Torvalds used to be a very active poster on Finnish USENET in the 1990s and he was one of the militant atheist skeptic people, the generation of aggressive leftists that came before the current generation of SJW trannies and PoC-allies. I think he tried to hide it in English for a while after he got feedback that making fun of Jesus at every opportunity could be bad for career prospects in America but this whole extremely leftish ethos of the "free software" stuff should have been a clue that the man was raised as a communist.

    His father is a MEP and one of the worst people in this country...

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nils_Torvalds

    ...one of the "former communist" journalists who have switched sides from pro-Sovietism to NATO, EU and "diversity". Linus rarely comments on our politics these days but when he does he is in agreement with his "former communist" father and the rest of his "former communist" family. If the SJWs destroy Linux with "diversity" it is just desserts for Linus.

    And furthermore I will give you my professional opinion: The best kernel in the world was Jeff Bonwick’s Solaris. (Bonwick is one of our people, by the way) You can feel the resentment that Torvalds had for him in this comment:

    http://dtrace.org/blogs/bmc/2007/11/11/on-dreaming-in-code/#comment-215
    http://dtrace.org/blogs/bmc/2007/11/11/on-dreaming-in-code/#comment-216

    The sad thing is that Solaris’s successor Illumos is now being run by Bonwick’s protege Bryan Cantrill, who (you guessed it) is one of their guys.

  • @Thorfinnsson
    These American so-called conservatives are even worse than you think. Black dysfunction and criminality was a constant in American history going back to the 17th century. Even in mid 19th century Boston the prisons had more negroes than whites in them.

    They're pestilence in human form and no social reform can fix them.

    Three groups of people to never admit into your country:

    -Blacks
    -Jews
    -Gypsies

    Everyone else is more or less fine.

    I would have thought Muslims would be on your list.

    Anyway, do you mind if I ask you a question? How did you ever learn enough accounting to run your business? I am thinking of starting one myself and for the life of me can’t find anything that doesn’t put me to sleep. I am used to engineering texts. All the accounting stuff I have read so far reminds me of law books.

    • Replies: @Thorfinnsson
    Basic principle of accounting is double entry book keeping. Everything cancels out. A debit on one side of the ledger is a credit on the other.

    Beyond that it's simply learning terms and how they related to you. I recommend reading the financial press and studying company filings, then look up unfamiliar terms on Investopedia.

    You don't need to become a CPA--illiterate shopkeepers in India somehow manage to get it done. Investing books are much more interesting than accounting tomes.

    , @Ali Choudhury
    Just play around with a free trial of QuickBooks and you will easily get the hang of it. Accounting is fairly straightforward once you understand the basics, taxation is usually more of a minefield.

    This would be a good place for advice: https://www.smallbusinessforums.org
  • Moscow 2018. Can't believe it has been almost a month since the last Open Thread. Quick updates: Was in the UK for a couple of weeks (as you presumably gathered). Apart from the march in London, I also took the opportunity to tick off Canterbury and the Tank Museum in Bovington. Unfortunately, I was not...
  • Mr Karlin, I remember you remarking recently that at the time of the French revolution it was in fact the nobility that held the most extreme positions at the Estates General. Could you suggest some books to put this in context?

  • I am not going to comment much on the May 5 protests in Russia because I have already done so many times before and there is nothing new or interesting about this one. There were a few thousand people in Moscow. To repeat the obvious for the nth time, this is: Not any more than...
  • @Dmitry
    If it is considered China has very little soft-power, relative to its economic size, then in some future decades, you could imagine historical materialism seen as one angle for them to market in the West, re-exporting its own prophecies, but with China seen as a kind of final and inevitable stage in history.

    If they would commission some talented people to re-write the ideology a little. For example, China is now the 'factory of the world' in the negative sense, so they could to rebrand this the 'working class of the world', etc.

    “final and inevitable stage in history”

    You foresee China returning to imperial stagnation then?

  • @anon


    The only thing I personally found interesting and telling is the slogans of the opposition: “Not Our Tsar“.

    Not “down with the dictator,” or even “no to fascism” or something similarly liberal.txt, but precisely the anti-monarchic overtones.
     
    What was exactly "Russian" on Russian monarchy? Why shall Russian nationalist prefer 1/64 Russian Czar over 1/4 Russian Lenin?

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nicholas_II_of_Russia#Ancestors

    Do Russian monarchists believe that Russia prospers best when it is ruled by Germans?

    Although Mr Karlin is not a monarchist, he is on record that German influenced rulers, such as Putin and Catherine the Great, have been best for Russia. Makes sense: Germans are famous for their organisational genius.

    • Replies: @songbird
    I understand the argument for monarchy in the abstract, but it is hard for me to understand it in the context of the evidence available today.

    How many countries with kings are in good shape, in a conservative sense? Japan, maybe. Even with so many abdications and revolutions, it seems like there are still loads of pozzed royals in Europe today. Harry is even miscegenating. Of course, the major royal houses of Europe being cousins didn't prevent WWI either. Some even think it contributed.

    Are we talking absolute monarchy? Well, Nepal was basically that. Of course, that's Nepal. Same might be said for Saudi Arabia. But China has a relatively high IQ, and their last dynasty was arguably pretty bad. Meanwhile, some people think the Japanese emperor was very involved in the planning for WW2. Then there are historical examples like Ivan the Terrible.

    In my view, any new monarchy would have to have a strict breeding program. Marriages would not be formed on the basis of lineage, but based on the required traits being present. Successors would be chosen on a merit basis, not based on who was born first.
    , @Mikhail
    German Russophiles are among the best:

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wilfried_Strik-Strikfeldt

    A missive on the Russian Liberation Army:

    http://www.eurasiareview.com/08042016-fuzzy-history-how-poland-saved-the-world-from-russia-analysis/

    Excerpt -

    "Many exiled Russian Whites like Denikin saw the threat posed by Nazi Germany, while also understanding the complex development of how some Russians like Andrey Vlasov were willing to become nominally allied with Nazi Germany. (Vlasov's situation involves a lengthy study, that includes some differences between pro-Russian Germans like Wilfried Strik-Strikfeldt and the extreme Nazi racialists, whose beliefs had the upper hand in Germany)."

    ****

    A somewhat similar development existed in the West during the Cold War period and thereafter. Anti-Communist/anti-Russian advocates, as opposed to anti-Communist/pro-Russian individuals and left leaning anti-Russian elements, as well as those who don't fall into any of these categories.

    The Germans in WW I smartly used Lenin. The WW II racialist extremism prevalent in Germany, prevented a somewhat similar (stress somewhat similar) scenario from greatly developing.

    For much of its existence, the Russian Liberation Army was very much restricted by the Nazis, who were apprehensive about supporting an anti-Communist Russian force that favored a strong Russia. Realizing that the Nazis were going to lose the war, in addition to not liking the way they were treated, this Russian Liberation Army turned against the Nazis.

    This WW II era Russian movement doesn't have anywhere near the level of negative baggage as the Croat Ustasha, Galician Ukrainian UPA, Hungarian Arrow Cross and Romanian Iron Guard, among some other movements of that period.

  • New figures from SIPRI have been released. This makes Russia an exception to the global rule of rising military spending. China continues to gain rapidly on the US, even while spending a lower share of its GDP. Adjusting for PPP, total Chinese military spending might be close to approaching American levels. With that decrease, a...
  • @Thorfinnsson


    1.) CCP retains control of large chunks of the economy and will never give it up
     
    This is double-edged. The cons are well known (SOEs tend to be less productive), but there are pros as well. SOEs can be used for politically important but uneconomic (or too grand/risky) projects--OBOR for instance. And it prevents the bourgeoisie from controlling the state, which is probably a good thing in the era of cheap travel (and thus immigration).


    2.) low fertility rate (better than importing hordes of hostile savages)
     
    Not optimal but a problem faced by all industrial peoples, and China will still have a workforce of ~750 million people by mid-century anyway.


    3.) perhaps, an Asian mindset? (communal => socialistic)
     
    Double-edged once again.


    #3 is really a question. The question is, why does Japan have the highest debt to GDP in the world? South Korea and Taiwan don’t, but they face the constant threat of invasion, so have different incentives.
     
    The basic reason is a failed policy response to the collapse of the famous 1980s bubble. If Japan had done what the Swedes did it would have a "normal" (state) debt to GDP ratio.

    Anyhow this is not really a problem as evidenced by Japan's ultra-low interest rates. The debt is also completely Yen-denominated, half-owned by gov't agencies, and Japan is the world's largest creditor nation.

    People just get worked up into knots about government debt (and, frankly, debt period) because they don't understand money.

    If Japan had done what the Swedes did it would have a “normal” (state) debt to GDP ratio.

    Could you provide some details on this?

    • Replies: @Thorfinnsson
    Sweden had an asset bubble and banking crisis at more or less the same time as Japan.

    Japan's reaction was to keep zombie banks (banks with massive portfolios of non-performing loans) on life support--just enough to keep them from failing. Thus much of the banking sector could no longer perform its core function of providing credit.

    To support economic growth, the state partially replaced the banking system by resorting to large-scale deficit spending.

    Sweden instead nationalized the banks, liquidated the bad debts, then sold its shares in the banks when the crisis was over.

    Japan's demographics also mean that it can no longer grow at the rates it did in the past, but neither Japanese business nor the Japanese government appear to accept this. Thus there have long been a number of experiments to try to stoke growth, the latest being "Abenomics".
  • James Palmer in Foreign Policy: But do journalists like him even need to be in China, let alone deep in its hinterlands? When all they do is regurgitate propaganda, which they can do just as easily from Washington D.C. Article is chock full of BS from beginning to end, but this one jumped out to...
  • @Duke of Qin
    You should probably have read my posting history before making that utterly stupid remark. I oppose Chinese emigration abroad and want all the Chinese to return to our racial urheimat and to seal the borders. I'm a Han racialist and thus I understand both the advantages and disadvantages of my race very clearly. Living in proxity with the outsider is not one of those strengths and inevitably leads to our gradual cultural and indeed racial annihilation under a post-modern liberal order. Unlike the overwhelming majority of the West's new racial cohorts, where Rassenschande leads to the de-whitening of the native demos, it leads to the de-Haning of ours. I think we even understand this at an instinctive level which is why we actively seek to congregate together in Chinatowns (even the millionaires buy mansions next to other Chinese millionaires) as part of a circling the wagons, but this stratagem is no longer working. A bigger paycheck is too big of a price to pay for not having any grandchildren, which is something that many Chinese don't realize before it's too late. Everywhere outside of our homeland, where the Communist Party holds sway and keeps the Pozz at bay, my people are an endangered species verging on extinction. This cannot be stopped without overturning the entire value system of the West and perhaps not even then. Thus to preserve my race, I advocate isolationism; backed with a massive military and nuclear arsenal of course to keep the degenerate and rapacious West at bay.

    If I may ask, why do you consider your race to be on the verge of extinction when there are more than a billion of you?

    • Replies: @Duke of Qin
    Civilization itself is fragile and its flame must be constantly shepherded for it to survive. It took two millennia for the Han race to reach their current numbers. The time it would take for dissipation, nihilism, childlessness, and racial defilement to kill all of us is a single lifetime. Certainly we are working with a larger buffer than say the Estonians, but a slow death is still death nonetheless.

    You only have to look at what is going on in Singapore, in Taiwan, and even in Hong Kong to say nothing of the Chinese emigre communities in Southeast Asia and the West. Full on Western cargo cult self-annihilation mode that dare I say exceeds Sweden. At least a large minority of Westerners realize that they are under attack, the overwhelming majority of Chinese are still asleep.

  • I got the opportunity to meet up with commenter AP this week. Had a very pleasant conversation with him, if a pretty short one as was necessitated by his busy schedule. I had been hoping to do a long post on my travels in Portugal, not nuclear war, this week. Will hopefully get that up...
  • @The Big Red Scary

    I don’t know, but I know we are undergoing a massive unprecedented experiment.
     
    Even my opulent American childhood looks poor compared to that of kids these days. Sometimes I waited a month until I got new shoes or a new coat. And I had to wait until Saturday morning to get my fill of cartoons. Now you point and click. Shoes and a coat are delivered in a box the next day, and any cartoon you want starts streaming.

    In my family, right now, I see only three checks on ego and appetite: 1) Orthodox Christian periods of fasting (similar to vegan diet, two days most weeks, and between two weeks and a month a few times a year), 2) living together as a family (to me, this is a big check on ego and appetite, since I have to constantly consider what my family needs rather than what I want), and 3) grit (we each have things that we want to accomplish and which require us to abstain from other things). So far, this keeps us from going completely off the rails. But I’m uncertain that it is enough, and I’m concerned about future generations. Already I am a grumpy old man, it seems...

    Maybe you ought to do what Greg Cochran did and tell them to read up on WW2:

    westhunt.wordpress.com/2013/02/13/educating-ginny/

  • There are some fairly good reasons in favor of Russia's decision to intervene in Syria, which is why I have always been modestly if unenthusiastically supportive of it: It is basically a giant and continuous live training exercise for Russian pilots and generals, making it almost "free" in financial terms. The value of the Khmeimim...
  • @reiner Tor
    I think it’s difficult to know. While they were more sensitive to casualties, they were quite willing to accept very high levels of casualties in the Civil War, and likely would have endured way higher casualties than they did. Human psychology being what it is, the sunk costs would have compelled them to endure yet more. Up to a point. That point was probably lower than elsewhere, but I think far higher than their actual casualty levels.

    In the Civil War they were fighting for themselves.

    • Replies: @Beefcake the Mighty
    Agreed, that is an absolutely silly example to use in assessing the current US populace’s psychological capacity for real war.
  • @Miro23
    IMO an excellent and informed article, although I can't see the Russian interest in the Baltics.

    To summarize, it seems to be saying that Russia saves face (and its economy) by abandoning Syria and Iran where it has no prospect of winning. The destruction of these two would proceed - giving the US/Israel hegemony over the Middle East and absolute control of oil, and other things being equal, remove risk to the US $ based global economy.

    However, other things aren't equal, with the prospect of a Pyrrhic victory for the US. The Syrians and Iranians will resist, and the domestic political opposition in the US and Europe will be great (the public strongly oppose more ME wars in both places), with more $ Trillions in debt being added to the already almost unsustainable pile. There's also the future open ended cost of somehow controlling on the ground a defeated Syria and Iran.

    From the Russian POV, they've abandoned the ME, and can maybe watch a US economic and social implosion.

    However, the Russians themselves could be due for "Regime Change". Zionists are very hostile to Russia, and it's also a major oil producer. This seems to be the key Russian calculation. Do they fight now in Syria/Iran using it as a nuclear trigger, or wait to see if the US implodes socially and economically.

    Logically they should pull out and wait. If the Zionists/US move to attack Russian territory then it's still a nuclear exchange and most major Western and Russian cities disappear from the map, along with Israel, and the world becomes a more rural place.

    Since Tucker Carlson is on record that America is only invested in Syria because of Israel,
    and since Russia needs good relations with America more than with Israel, why doesn’t Putin just declare that the price for dead Russians won’t be dead Americans but dead Israelis?

  • Last week, I wrote about the 10 ways in which life in Russia is better than America. Now it's time for Uncle Sam to have his due.   Typical Moscow sleeper suburb. Although Russian prices are 2x cheaper than America's, the blunt fact is that wages are also 4x-5x lower. Consequently, the standard of living...
  • @German_reader

    Most high culture in the US is imported from Europe, plays, theater, musicals, ballets and so on
     
    Is that really still true today?
    And while I think much of US popular culture is pretty horrible, I think AK is right, there really is a problem here, European countries produce nothing that is even remotely competitive with US mass culture. Europe feels old, exhausted and culturally stagnant today, nothing new is produced, and we're losing sight of our own cultural traditions (e.g. just see the decline of Latin in European school systems). And all the while Americanization relentlessly continues, with the most pernicious notions of US public discourse like "white privilege" now turning up in Europe as well and the US's racial politics seen as a model to be imitated by us (instead of a cautionary tale what not to do).

    EDIT: Oops, I made a mistake, that was meant as a reply to "PolishPerspective", sorry.

    You say that nothing new is produced. Could it be because there are no longer any aristocrats with spare time on their hands and a guaranteed standard of living?

  • @Polish Perspective
    Americans dominate mass market movies, but that's another thing than the quality segment. There are many very good films being made on small budgets but who never get a big audience. Most people are not aware of them. I wouldn't say that Americans "dominate" the quality film segment.

    As for literature, Americans certainly have their fair share of good authors. I personally like Twain the most. But I'm not talking of past greats. I'm talking of the here and now.

    And it's not even about the authors *themselves*. It's about the audience. How easy is it for me, as someone who enjoys high culture, to go to shows/plays etc? Russia just beats America out of the water for someone who is not rich. Sure, the elite in the US have a good selection but high culture is accessible in Russia for a reasonable sum for those who are interested. There will still only be a minority who are, but at least they won't be limited by the size of their wallet nearly to the same extent as in the US. Plus, as I already mentioned, most of the high quality plays, operas, ballets etc are imported from Europe. Even if you were only to limit yourself to Russian-origin plays/operas/ballets and vice-versa but in the US, you'd end up with a much better selection in Russia, especially in ballet.

    But for me it's not even an e-peen contest. I don't mind watching an Italian opera in Moscow. What matters to me is how easy it is in terms of A) cost(I'm in my 20s and it matters for me. Student income is not high and my family is not rich) B) convenience and C) quality. Pound-for-pound, Russia beats the US, easily, when you look at all three combined.

    There are many very good films being made on small budgets but who never get a big audience.

    I am only familiar with science blogs, so could you point me to that part of the internet that discusses such films?

  • Conventional wisdom on the Russian elections: Positive interpretation: Russian elections give Russians more real ideological choice (conservative centrists, Communists, nationalists, liberals) than American ones (conservative neoliberals, liberal neoliberals). Negative interpretation: Putin and the party of power are assured of winning through overwhelming administrative resources, state media, and a side of electoral fraud. The other parties...
  • @5371
    [Do you know what statistical correlation is? If not, a good textbook Bertsekas and Tsitsiklis is freely available.]
    Impertinent nonsense. Any number of qualities individual and collective correlate to varying degrees with personal or general prosperity.
    [Nobody knows the causality from genes to intelligence. So why worry about super-babies?]
    No reasonable person could have thought that was what I was referring to. I took the person as given and asked what made him rich.
    [Before the industrial revolution, society saw to it that its members were educated with an exclusive concentration on feeding themselves.]
    Either so vague as to be meaningless, or obviously false.
    [Intelligent people are harder to control. Or over-awe. Whatever your definition of leadership is.]
    Far from clear. They need to be controlled by different methods, certainly.

    [No reasonable person could have thought that was what I was referring to. I took the person as given and asked what made him rich.]

    I was using an analogy. Here is a better one: cooking. If the temperature is too low, the dish won’t taste well. If it is too high, it won’t taste well either (Perelman). I can’t tell you anything about the chemical processes involved in cooking, so no knowledge of causality either. I can’t even tell you a precise optimum temperature that you must maintain while watching with a thermometer. But temperature is important.

    [Either so vague as to be meaningless, or obviously false.]

    I refer you to this comment by Greg Cochran: https://westhunt.wordpress.com/2016/03/08/economics-old-and-new/#comment-76691

    [Far from clear. They need to be controlled by different methods, certainly.]

    Not clear? Are there any politicians who you respect? Probably not. Why not? Because you think you can do a better job than them. And why do you think that? Because you think you are smarter than they are.

    [Impertinent nonsense. Any number of qualities individual and collective correlate to varying degrees with personal or general prosperity.]

    Think of IQ as lossy compression.

    • Replies: @5371
    Cochran's piece has nothing to do with education, and your comments fail to address the fact, easily observed and pointed out by me, that people have very different aspirations and are content at very different economic levels. Neither human life nor statecraft can be reduced to one number.
  • @5371
    So we can only tell how much human capital there was by how much money it produces? Can we know that in advance, or even afterwards? How much human capital is embodied in G. Perelman, for example, who not lacking in intelligence or education has gone out of his way to produce as little "economic value" as possible? How will we tease out the causality involved in hauling in a high income or accumulating considerable wealth? Should a society see to it that its members are educated with an exclusive concentration on money making?

    [Implying authoritarianism, vindictiveness, lack of concern for freedom of speech – all traits characteristic of less intelligent people]

    It me.

    So we can only tell how much human capital there was by how much money it produces?

    Do you know what statistical correlation is? If not, a good textbook Bertsekas and Tsitsiklis is freely available.

    How will we tease out the causality involved in hauling in a high income or accumulating considerable wealth?

    Nobody knows the causality from genes to intelligence. So why worry about super-babies?

    Should a society see to it that its members are educated with an exclusive concentration on money making?

    Before the industrial revolution, society saw to it that its members were educated with an exclusive concentration on feeding themselves.

    Implying authoritarianism, vindictiveness, lack of concern for freedom of speech – all traits characteristic of less intelligent people

    Intelligent people are harder to control. Or over-awe. Whatever your definition of leadership is.

    • Replies: @5371
    [Do you know what statistical correlation is? If not, a good textbook Bertsekas and Tsitsiklis is freely available.]
    Impertinent nonsense. Any number of qualities individual and collective correlate to varying degrees with personal or general prosperity.
    [Nobody knows the causality from genes to intelligence. So why worry about super-babies?]
    No reasonable person could have thought that was what I was referring to. I took the person as given and asked what made him rich.
    [Before the industrial revolution, society saw to it that its members were educated with an exclusive concentration on feeding themselves.]
    Either so vague as to be meaningless, or obviously false.
    [Intelligent people are harder to control. Or over-awe. Whatever your definition of leadership is.]
    Far from clear. They need to be controlled by different methods, certainly.
  • At the tail end of the Cold War, there was an incredible atmosphere of Americanophilia throughout the USSR, including amongst Russians. Blue - approve of USA; orange - disapprove. Around 75%-80% of Russians approved of the United States around 1990, versus <10% disapproval. By modern standards, this would have put Russia into the top leagues...
  • @RadicalCenter
    Great point, S3, and I will correct my comment to exclude Eastern Europe from the prediction of likely substantial non-Muslim flight ("Eastern Europe" meaning, for this purpose, Poland, Hungary, Belarus if it is not so foolish as to join the EU, and whatever is left of Ukraine that is not re-claimed by Russia).

    But I'd also predict likely substantial "flight of non-Muslims out of Western and perhaps CENTRAL Europe", unfortunately.

    Because I am not at all convinced, yet, that Austria will not continue to be colonized by Muslims. Austria may be colonized at a slower pace than Germany if the new Austrian government seriously secures its borders, deports some existing invaders who have not been granted citizenship yet, and refuses to take any new Muslim and/or African/Arab "refugees."

    But even if that occurs, as I fervently hope, Muslims apparently will continue to constitute an ever-larger share of Austria's population -- based simply on the huge difference in fertility rates among non-Muslims compared to Muslims there. Even without any new immigration to Austria, an improbably happy state of affairs, Austrians simply don't have enough children to replace themselves. Not even close.

    With Austrian TFR so persistently low, all Muslims in Austria need to do is maintain a TFR at replacement (say, 2.1), and they will take over the country.

    That new government had better get to work if they don't want to see Austrians fleeing east (or to the USA) along with the droves of Germans who will certainly be underway.

    Does Austria have anything like the US’s RICO Act? Creating something like it and generously applying it to immigrant crime would be one of my suggestions, a California-style three-strikes law would be another.

    The in-your-face pro-natality propaganda does not seem to be working. So maybe something subtler is required, like asking television and film studios to produce more traditional role-models for women. More scenes of doting mothers and adorable babies. And yes, Kurz’s wife should definitely be given a role.

  • @S3

    flight of non-Muslims out of Europe
     
    I think you mean Western Europe. If Germany's human capital drains to Poland et al in a reversal of the Cold War direction, those countries have a quite bright future. I wonder if any economic predictions have taken this into account yet.

    Nietzsche famously foresaw the rise and fall of communism and the destruction of Germany in the two world wars. He also liked to think of himself as a Polish nobleman. Maybe this is what he meant.

  • @RadicalCenter
    Well, there is some reason to think that membership in the EU will become a steadily less attractive prospect.

    The substantial demographic changes sweeping northern and western Europe now will become far larger as (1) new "migration" occurs from Africa and the Middle East and Pakistan into Europe; (2) "family reunification" chain migration goes on endlessly from the same places into Europe; and (3) Muslims continue to dramatically outbreed non-Muslims in Europe.

    (Even if Muslims in Europe drop their total fertility rate to replacement, around 2.1 I think, the non-Muslim Europeans have TFRs like 1.4 and 1.5 and 1.6, the very definition of dying peoples.)

    And that doesn't even account for the flight of non-Muslims out of Europe as it becomes ever more violent, frightening, chaotic, and impoverished. That flight could become a massive phenomenon. (We have acquaintances in Germany and Austria already mulling over the idea, with great sadness and anger in their hearts.)

    On current trends, what reason is there to think that "Germany" and "France" and "England" and "Sweden" won't in fact be heavily Islamic / African (and in the case of Germany, Turkish) hellholes in the lifetime of many of us here?

    Granted, Russia has too many Muslims itself, and I don't know enough to predict whether they will be willing and able to remove the excessive number of Central Asian Muslims (guestworkers or otherwise) from their territory. But Russia is not giving itself away to Muslims at a breakneck pace like the terminally naïve Germans, French, English, and Swedes are doing with their own countries.

    The point is, Belarus and Ukraine won't be faced with a choice between Russia and the "Europe" that we still envision from the recent past.

    Belarus and Ukraine will likely face a choice between a tenuous independence that they lack the force to maintain, union or close formal affiliation with Russia, or a "Europe" where white Europeans are outnumbered, terrified, massively taxed to pay for their younger and more confident Islamic / African overlords, and ultimately subjugated and killed / inter-bred into nonexistence.

    The Europe that you are positing as an alternative to Russia, already doesn't quite exist anymore. Soon it won't exist at all in any recognizable or desirable form. Russia merely needs to be a better alternative than THAT.

    flight of non-Muslims out of Europe

    I think you mean Western Europe. If Germany’s human capital drains to Poland et al in a reversal of the Cold War direction, those countries have a quite bright future. I wonder if any economic predictions have taken this into account yet.

    • Replies: @S3
    Nietzsche famously foresaw the rise and fall of communism and the destruction of Germany in the two world wars. He also liked to think of himself as a Polish nobleman. Maybe this is what he meant.
    , @RadicalCenter
    Great point, S3, and I will correct my comment to exclude Eastern Europe from the prediction of likely substantial non-Muslim flight ("Eastern Europe" meaning, for this purpose, Poland, Hungary, Belarus if it is not so foolish as to join the EU, and whatever is left of Ukraine that is not re-claimed by Russia).

    But I'd also predict likely substantial "flight of non-Muslims out of Western and perhaps CENTRAL Europe", unfortunately.

    Because I am not at all convinced, yet, that Austria will not continue to be colonized by Muslims. Austria may be colonized at a slower pace than Germany if the new Austrian government seriously secures its borders, deports some existing invaders who have not been granted citizenship yet, and refuses to take any new Muslim and/or African/Arab "refugees."

    But even if that occurs, as I fervently hope, Muslims apparently will continue to constitute an ever-larger share of Austria's population -- based simply on the huge difference in fertility rates among non-Muslims compared to Muslims there. Even without any new immigration to Austria, an improbably happy state of affairs, Austrians simply don't have enough children to replace themselves. Not even close.

    With Austrian TFR so persistently low, all Muslims in Austria need to do is maintain a TFR at replacement (say, 2.1), and they will take over the country.

    That new government had better get to work if they don't want to see Austrians fleeing east (or to the USA) along with the droves of Germans who will certainly be underway.

  • My article on the history and present reality of Russian IQ has just been published at Sputnik i Pogrom, with its trademark beautiful graphics: Русская Ноосфера: масштабный обзор уровня IQ по регионам России. The pièce de résistance: Without undue exaggeration, I believe this is the most comprehensive popular article on this topic in the Russian...
  • @melanf
    "Americans.work 1800 hours per year, while the Japanese — 1780, and the Germans — 1440. But in this case, official statistics are not completely reliable, because a large part of overtime is not reflected in it. Work issued as a "voluntary unpaid work for the benefit of the company". According to opinion polls, those who work more than 50 hours a week in Japan, almost 2 times more than in England, 8 times more than in Belgium, and 20 times more than in Holland. ..
    In accordance with established practice, the Japanese employees at the end of the day do not leave their jobs until then, until the chief will not submit one way or another to signal that the overtime can be completed. To get up and leave early under the gaze of colleagues and superiors — that few dare. Except that aliens who have no fear in front of other unwritten laws...
    In the spring of 1995 in the Tokyo district court heard the case of the suicide of 25-year-old employee of a large advertising company. At the hearing it was established that the victim had processed a monthly average of 147 hours. At 6-day working week, this means almost 6 hours overtime every day, including Saturdays. Since joining in April, in August, he often came home in an hour or two at night. In November — already four or five o'clock in the morning. In March of the following year he stopped coming home, staying overnight at work or in the nearest hotel. 10 days before the suicide, he admitted to a colleague: "to me something strange. I probably insolvent".

    The company has submitted to the court evidence that was interested in the health of the employee and provided some help. He was advised to go to the doctor, the company gave out coupons for a taxi, paid for the hotel, etc.
    The only thing she could do is to reduce the amount of work.
    ."
    https://royallib.com/read/prasol_aleksandr/yaponiya_liki_vremeni_mentalitet_i_traditsii_v_sovremennom_interere.html#0

    all the authors (known to me ) who write about countries of the far East say something like that . People who worked in Japan and Korea told me something similar. But maybe things changed.

    Although Sakhalin Koreans (who do not return to their historical homeland, unlike Germans and Jews) seem to me living proof of the difficulties of life in South Korea.

    Thank you for this link for reading. I’ll have to use Google Translate, but it looks excellent.

  • The Franco-German media organization Arte recently produced a documentary about the decline of global average IQ. What courage in the Current Year! What resolve! Not only do they treat IQ as a legitimate concept, but are even willing to seriously contemplate whether it is declining, and what could be done about it. Could the tide...
  • @Old fogey
    "You underestimate the difficulty of controlling people like me."

    Somehow, S3, you do not sound as "agreeable" as you claim to be.

    Teen Me versus Pre-Teen Me

  • @Mitleser

    Families where children are several standard deviations smarter than parents would be horror show. No normal parents would wants that.
     
    Indeed, the state should raise them.

    AI is cargo cult.
     
    But this cargo is smarter than us.
    Worship it!

    the state should raise them.

    You underestimate the difficulty of controlling people like me.

    • Replies: @Old fogey
    "You underestimate the difficulty of controlling people like me."

    Somehow, S3, you do not sound as "agreeable" as you claim to be.
  • @jimmyriddle
    " Families where children are several standard deviations smarter than parents would be horror show"


    That would seem to depend on personality types - would the IQ increase be correlated with increased psychopathy, reduced agreeableness etc?

    But competition will play a part in uptake - if your neighbours are boosting the IQ of their kids, yours won't get into universities, or find middle class work. So, it becomes a case of force majeure.

    I am pretty alarmed at the prospect, but once the tech works there is a certain inevitability about it.

    That would seem to depend on personality types

    No. I am three standard deviations above my family, and as agreeable as you can get. I still don’t feel very much for them.

    there is a certain inevitability about it

    I don’t know about that. One Hollywood movie about a genetically engineered psychopath murdering his parents might be enough to stop it.

  • Guangzhou, China (/r/Cyberpunk) Some time ago a commenter asked me about the state of China Studies in Russia, an issue that is pretty germane as they increasingly align with each other. TL;DR - Catastrophic. Simply put, Russia does not have the cognitive tools to understand the country that Kremlin talking points describe as Russia’s "strategic...
  • @melanf

    find that very odd given how Russians in the middle ages were at times in conflict with Latin Christians like the Teutonic Knights, and there was at least some religious dimension to that. I mean, even in Soviet times there was something like Eisenstein’s Alexander Nevsky movie, with its grotesque Teutonic Knights supported by hypocritical
     
    However "Crusader" in Russian has rather positive connotations, "knight" and "paladin" certainly a positive connotation (synonym of valor and nobility). But "Byzantium" and "Byzantine" are definitely negative meaning (in fact, these words - abusive language).
    Where the crusaders fighting the Saracens, they positively portrayed in Russian art. There are verses on this subject (e.g. Pushkin), in classical ballet "Raymonda" good Crusader Jean de Brienne kills the bad moor Abdurrahman on stage (its good, that SJW don't go to the ballet). This is the crusaders in Russian painting

    https://pravoslavie.fm/wp-content/uploads/2017/01/1024px-Vrubel_M._A._1856-1910_The_Princess_of_the_Dream_1896.jpg

    But the good Byzantines in Russian art does not exist - too great an antipathy to them.

    I am not knowledgeable at all about art, but I wanted to ask you if one of my impressions is correct. In both of the paintings of comment #148 there is a very high contrast between the colours and very solid shapes. It immediately reminded me of Soviet posters. Is that a distinct style of Russian painting?

    • Replies: @melanf

    I am not knowledgeable at all about art, but I wanted to ask you if one of my impressions is correct. In both of the paintings of comment #148 there is a very high contrast between the colours and very solid shapes. It immediately reminded me of Soviet posters. Is that a distinct style of Russian painting?
     
    Soviet art was characterized by a very different type of painting - soviet painter were impressionists.
    http://i057.radikal.ru/1712/0e/1c9c95a67685.jpg

    Work of students of Academy of fine arts (among which were "ancient" panels) you can watch here http://yura-falyosa.livejournal.com/1500684.html (painting in Chinese topic - Chinese students, the rest of the painting - the work of Russian students).

    As you can see in the exhibition is the painting of very different styles. So I don't think that there is a special "Russian" type of painting.

  • Yesterday there was another poll on the Russian Presidential elections in 2018, this time from FOM (although state-owned, my impression is that they aren't any less accurate than the independent - and somewhat oppositionist - Levada). Adjusting for undecideds/no shows, the results if elections were to be held tomorrow are as follows: Putin - 84%,...
  • @Brabantian
    Profound issues here about the 'lack of social capital' amongst the nationalist / rightist political streams. Do agree with 'Czechian' above that non-Russian Eastern Europe has some unusual strength in the breadth of nationalist sentiment.

    One issue that seems core , is that there does not seem to be one truly powerful label meme against the devious cultural Marxist manipulators, comparable to the simple terms 'racist' & 'bigot' used against the right. Various terms used - SJWs, snowflakes, cucks, etc - don't have the same clarity and power. This deficiency really needs some 'meme magic'.

    And am reminded of Andrew Anglin's oft-stated idea that he is not really attempting to reach people over 30 or 40, who often have material inducements to go along with the system ... he is targeting teen-agers and people in their 20s whom he thinks will shake the world shortly.

    For all his flaws and faults and yes 'offensive bigotry', Anglin at times has clever political psychology. One of his truly under-estimated ploys, is to connect his far-right political positioning, with the massive dysfunctionality of male-female relationships in these societies where youth are under-employed with grim prospects. And he does this not by vapid generalities, but by specifics, giving concrete if politically incorrect insight as to what is going on in male & female brains and how to hack that interface so young guys can get some sex and find a wife. This was significantly fuelling his 4 million visitors a month before the shutdown.

    One of the helpful ideas from classical Marxism, is that people in general change their ideas when concrete circumstances force them to do so ... this process can be led or accelerated by a vanguard, but that vanguard has to tap into a basic underlying reality, and do so in a way that people can easily grasp.

    Anglin's claim - perhaps not so far-fetched - is that the rightist memes are working much more strongly upon youth than most people realise, partly because the tools we would use to judge such things are themselves tainted

    For those keeping up, Anglin just parked on the .red domain - not for a country but in fact really the colour, I wonder how many old-line Marxists use it
    https://dailystormer.red/

    meme magic

    Bolsheviks vs White Russians? Everyone loves a lost cause.

  • 81. Organize a mass free distribution of shares in the state companies to Russian citizens

    But was this not done right after the Soviet Union fell? And were all of the shares not bought up by theives?

  • Guangzhou, China (/r/Cyberpunk) Some time ago a commenter asked me about the state of China Studies in Russia, an issue that is pretty germane as they increasingly align with each other. TL;DR - Catastrophic. Simply put, Russia does not have the cognitive tools to understand the country that Kremlin talking points describe as Russia’s "strategic...
  • @Mitleser

    J-20 is nothing more than a 4 generation fighter with cured carbon fiber all over it to give it appearance of a 5th generation one.
     
    Still much better than what the Indians have achieved in the last decades.

    Actually the Indians do have an indigenous fighter called the Tejas which is supposed to be a 4.5 generation aircraft.

    https://bharatkarnad.com/2016/01/23/urgent-see-tejas-perform-live-lca-impact/

    • Replies: @Mitleser
    Tejas is an embarrassment: https://forums.spacebattles.com/threads/tejas-cant-meet-requirements-endurance-of-one-hour-low-payload-expensive-trumped-by-f-16-gripen.586201/
  • @melanf
    Russian blindness in relation to China (and other Eastern countries) it's a strange phenomenon that manifests itself in different areas. The history textbook in Russian schools is a textbook about the history of Europe:
    Greece, Rome, European middle ages, Renaissance, reformation, etc.
    The History of China for an educated resident of Russia is a white spot. The only Chinese historical figure that Russians know is Qin Shi Huang (about him - the famous children's book).

    Similar examples abound, sometimes they are anecdotal. For instance the last 20 years ithe bookstores are filled with books of fantasy genre, with 98% of these books have a "European" background.

    I don’t think it’s that strange. People will always feel more sympathy towards those who are racially similar to themselves. Just economic incentives are not enough. For example, when America was booming during the nineteenth century, Europe looked down upon America as culturally inferior, even though America and Europe are the same people.

    • Agree: reiner Tor
    • Replies: @melanf

    I don’t think it’s that strange. People will always feel more sympathy towards those who are racially similar to themselves.
     
    I don't think the racial factor is important in Russia (this factor never played a role in Russia's history). Rather strange "Eurocentrism" is caused by peculiarities of culture. The same reason probably was the cause of thousands of years of antipathy to Byzantium (the factor of "race" in this case excluded - ancient Greece is perceived in Russia super positive)
  • @Duke of Qin
    Wrong brother. Both Ling Jihua and Zhengce are in prison. It was another brother, Wancheng that fled to the US.

    I've always regarded Xi Jinping as a weak president. Personal weakness begets professional weakness. His daughter attended Harvard under an assumed name. The odd thing was, was that she was a transfer student after attending Zhejiang University her freshmen year. International transfers to Harvard basically means the administrators knows the kid is the scion of someone important. Further the transfer also says two things about Xi Jinping. First is that he attempted to keep his daughter away from the degenerate influence of elite Western opinion making by trying to get her to attend a local school. The second is that he failed and it was almost certainly due to the lady macbeth like influence of his status mongering wife. The nagging almost certainly went like this; so and so member on the Politburo standing committee has their grandkid at Yale. Nag Nag Nag. HARVARD. Nag Nag Nag. MIANZHI. That he failed to keep his wife and daughter in line makes me doubt his fitness to lead. That he hasn't had the entire Ling clan subject to the nine familial exterminations further leads me to believe he is not as powerful as the West claims. Putin at least had his enemies come down with a case of polonium poisoning.

    Putin at least had his enemies come down with a case of polonium poisoning.

    I thought Mr Karlin had some alternate explanation of that:

    http://www.unz.com/akarlin/top-50-russophobe-myths/

    • Agree: Kimppis
  • I am pretty bad with these puns. But this one might just be SSC-worthy. One of my goals for the rest of Anti-Bolshevik Month is to write a comprehensive alternate history in which the Russian Republic survives WW1. Randall Parker's question on Twitter: "Imagine a time traveler goes back to 1913 and kill Hitler, Stalin,...
  • @Mr. XYZ
    Also, how exactly do you put other people's quotes here into boxes? Indeed, I never managed to figure out how to do this.

    You select the text you want to put in a box with your mouse and then click on the ‘Blockquote’ button.
    At least that’s how it works on my laptop. Not sure about mobile.

  • @German_reader

    Sweden certainly gave a lot of resources to “freedom fighters”, having never been in the wars.
     
    Sweden is pretty irrelevant though (even if its inhabitants are prone to bizarre illusions about their own importance and goodness). What really broke the European colonial empires was the general exhaustion and loss of prestige/control caused by the world wars (in Asia they never really recovered from the shock of the Japanese conquests in 1941/42), plus the fact that the international system after 1945 was dominated by the US and the Soviet Union which both were opposed to the continued existence of European colonial empires.
    I suppose in a world without the world wars colonialism would still have eventually ended, though much later, and in a way I can't really imagine. Without the Cold war we probably would have had much less "antiracism" though.

    I suppose in a world without the world wars colonialism would still have eventually ended, though much later, and in a way I can’t really imagine.

    Most of the colonies were sinks of money. Was that not why Bismark did not want any? But India was the exception, and there were plenty of people in India who would have liked the British to stay. If you think of that country as the trigger, and I do, then it might not have ended at all.

    • Replies: @AP
    Germany was actually investing in its colonies rather than simply exploiting them. It would have been interesting to see how German East Africa would have turned out after a few more decades of German tutorship.
    , @German_reader

    But India was the exception, and there were plenty of people in India who would have liked the British to stay
     
    I remember having read (though I can't recall exactly where) that even India wasn't profitable for Britain anymore in the 20th century on a purely economic level. It was however crucially important as a source of military manpower. Once India was gone (inevitable after WW2), there wasn't really much chance of holding on to the rest of Britain's Asian empire (even those parts which were economically useful like Malaya).
    And yes, the princes and many others certainly would have liked British rule to continue, though I still suppose it would have ended at some point in the later 20th century.
  • Though presented as an anti-corruption campaign, there's no real doubt that it is politically motivated (at any rate MbS sure enjoys the sweet life himself). I agree with Alexander Mercouris (read his excellent article) that the intent is to transform Saudi Arabia from the nepotistic monarchy it is today to a modernizing autocracy centered around...
  • @jimmyriddle
    The Turkish millet system acknowledged HBD reality.

    Anatolian Muslims were considered too thick headed for intelectual pursuits, so Christians were press ganged - eg the architect Mimar Sinan.

    Could you give some references on the millet system? Or on Turkey of that period?

  • @Malla
    I do not believe that the globalist elites (the Saudi regime is highly meshed with those elites) do not know HBD. They are well aware of it and have always been aware of it. It is just that they are not interested in a better world. They are mostly unimaginative psychopaths who care about their own power and keeping their power. Their claims of wanting a better society is just window dressing to fool the commoners. I do not think Chancellor Angela Merkel is dumb enough to believe that allowing brown black masses into Europe will make Europe a better place. She very well knows that it will make Europe third world. The average libtard on the streets may be brainwashed to believe so, but not Merkel. Merkel is just carrying out a long term elite agenda.
    Similarly I do not believe that Robert Mugabe really believes that removing Anglo Rhodesians from Zimbabwe will make Zimbabwe a better place. He was just following the orders of the Globalist elites who gave him power by screwing Rhodesia of old as well as for looting the farms and wealth of the country for himself and his cronies.
    Naive people rarely come into power and if they do, they do not stay in power for long. Naive idealistic childish people become SJWs, adopt African babies and become cannon fodder for some elite sponsored revolution. This has been the case for a long time.

    They are well aware of it and have always been aware of it

    They thought Iraq would be a Western-style democracy. How do you reconcile the two?

    • Replies: @Malla
    They never wanted or expected Iraq to be a Western type democracy, that was just hogwash to the Western masses to justify the war. They wanted/expected the chaos to launch ISIS etc... for further destabilization of the Middle East as well as to create the migrant crisis into Europe. All this was planned a long time ago.
  • There is a general consensus that Stalin was a sadistic tyrant. But the ghost of his predecessor remains "handshakeworthy" on the left hand side of the political spectrum. The SWPLy bobos of Seattle, who would not have been long for the Communist world, erected a statue to him in the city center. The New York...
  • @Anatoly Karlin
    While I do appreciate there is a certain irony about a proud NEET such as myself making fun of Lenin for spending most of his life writing articles for marginal journals financed by wealthy sponsors, the difference is that I don't rant about fat cat peasant and bourgeois parasites.

    ... which achieved superpowerdom
     
    Was inevitable in the 20th century, and would have otherwise lasted from approximately 1920-2050+ (maybe China and India would have displaced it and the US by then), instead of 1945-1991.

    ... became world premier economic power
     
    LOL.

    ... sent man to space
     
    As reiner Tor said, no reason to think it wouldn't have happened otherwise. And maybe sooner: http://www.unz.com/akarlin/paper-review-iq-of-peoples/#comment-1903539

    “maybe China and India would have displaced it and the US by then”

    Under what scenarios do you think India could have done so? I am curious because you are known to have a quite pessimistic attitude towards that country.

    • Replies: @Anatoly Karlin
    India has a huge population with a genotypic IQ of perhaps 95, so it seems likely that India will eventually at least converge with the United States in total economic power (while China vastly overtakes it).