The Unz Review - Mobile
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 Reply
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?
Andrei Martyanov Andrew J. Bacevich Andrew Joyce Andrew Napolitano Boyd D. Cathey Brad Griffin C.J. Hopkins Chanda Chisala Eamonn Fingleton Eric Margolis Fred Reed Godfree Roberts Gustavo Arellano Ilana Mercer Israel Shamir James Kirkpatrick James Petras James Thompson Jared Taylor JayMan John Derbyshire John Pilger Jonathan Revusky Kevin MacDonald Linh Dinh Michael Hoffman Michael Hudson Mike Whitney Nathan Cofnas Norman Finkelstein Pat Buchanan Patrick Cockburn Paul Craig Roberts Paul Gottfried Paul Kersey Peter Frost Peter Lee Philip Giraldi Philip Weiss Robert Weissberg Ron Paul Ron Unz Stephen J. Sniegoski The Saker Tom Engelhardt A. Graham Adam Hochschild Aedon Cassiel Ahmet Öncü Alexander Cockburn Alexander Hart Alfred McCoy Alison Rose Levy Alison Weir Anand Gopal Andre Damon Andrew Cockburn Andrew Fraser Andy Kroll Ann Jones Anonymous Anthony DiMaggio Ariel Dorfman Arlie Russell Hochschild Arno Develay Arnold Isaacs Artem Zagorodnov Astra Taylor Austen Layard Aviva Chomsky Ayman Fadel Barbara Ehrenreich Barbara Garson Barbara Myers Barry Lando Belle Chesler Beverly Gologorsky Bill Black Bill Moyers Bob Dreyfuss Bonnie Faulkner Brenton Sanderson Brett Redmayne-Titley Brian Dew Carl Horowitz Catherine Crump Charles Bausman Charles Goodhart Charles Wood Charlotteville Survivor Chase Madar Chris Hedges Chris Roberts Christian Appy Christopher DeGroot Chuck Spinney Coleen Rowley 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 North David Vine David Walsh David William Pear Dean Baker Dennis Saffran Diana Johnstone Dilip Hiro Dirk Bezemer Ed Warner Edmund Connelly Eduardo Galeano Ellen Cantarow Ellen Packer Ellison Lodge Eric Draitser Eric Zuesse Erik Edstrom Erika Eichelberger Erin L. Thompson Eugene Girin F. Roger Devlin Franklin Lamb Frida Berrigan Friedrich Zauner Gabriel Black Gary Corseri Gary North Gary Younge Gene Tuttle George Albert George Bogdanich George Szamuely Georgianne Nienaber Glenn Greenwald Greg Grandin Greg Johnson Gregoire Chamayou 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 Ira Chernus Jack Kerwick Jack Rasmus Jack Ravenwood Jack Sen James Bovard James Carroll James Fulford Jane Lazarre Jared S. Baumeister Jason C. Ditz Jason Kessler Jay Stanley Jeff J. Brown Jeffrey Blankfort Jeffrey St. Clair Jen Marlowe Jeremiah Goulka Jeremy Cooper Jesse Mossman Jim Daniel Jim Kavanagh JoAnn Wypijewski Joe Lauria Johannes Wahlstrom John W. Dower John Feffer John Fund John Harrison Sims John Reid John Stauber John Taylor John V. Walsh John Williams Jon Else Jonathan Alan King Jonathan Anomaly Jonathan Rooper Jonathan Schell Joseph Kishore Juan Cole Judith Coburn K.R. Bolton Karel Van Wolferen Karen Greenberg Kelley Vlahos Kersasp D. Shekhdar Kevin Barrett Kevin Zeese Kshama Sawant Lance Welton 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 Matt Parrott Mattea Kramer Matthew Harwood Matthew Richer Matthew Stevenson Max Blumenthal Max Denken Max North Maya Schenwar Michael Gould-Wartofsky Michael Schwartz Michael T. Klare Murray Polner Nan Levinson Naomi Oreskes Nate Terani Ned Stark Nelson Rosit Nicholas Stix Nick Kollerstrom Nick Turse Noam Chomsky Nomi Prins Patrick Cleburne Patrick Cloutier Paul Cochrane Paul Engler Paul Nachman Paul Nehlen Pepe Escobar Peter Brimelow Peter Gemma Peter Van Buren Pierre M. Sprey Pratap Chatterjee Publius Decius Mus Rajan Menon Ralph Nader Ramin Mazaheri Ramziya Zaripova Randy Shields Ray McGovern Razib Khan Rebecca Gordon Rebecca Solnit Richard Krushnic Richard Silverstein Rick Shenkman Rita Rozhkova Robert Baxter Robert Bonomo Robert Fisk Robert Lipsyte Robert Parry Robert Roth Robert S. Griffin Robert Scheer Robert Trivers Robin Eastman Abaya Roger Dooghy Ronald N. Neff Rory Fanning Sam Francis Sam Husseini Sayed Hasan Sharmini Peries Sheldon Richman Spencer Davenport Spencer Quinn Stefan Karganovic Steffen A. Woll Stephanie Savell Stephen J. Rossi Steve Fraser Steven Yates Sydney Schanberg Tanya Golash-Boza Ted Rall Theodore A. Postol Thierry Meyssan 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 Virginia Dare Vladimir Brovkin Vox Day W. Patrick Lang Walter Block William Binney William DeBuys William Hartung William J. Astore Winslow T. Wheeler Ximena Ortiz Yan Shen
Nothing found
By Topics/Categories Filter?
2016 Election 9/11 Academia AIPAC Alt Right American Media American Military American Pravda Anti-Semitism Benjamin Netanyahu Blacks Britain China Conservative Movement Conspiracy Theories Deep State Donald Trump Economics Foreign Policy Hillary Clinton History Ideology Immigration IQ Iran ISIS Islam Israel Israel Lobby Israel/Palestine Jews Middle East Neocons Political Correctness Race/IQ Race/Ethnicity Republicans Russia Science Syria Terrorism Turkey Ukraine Vladimir Putin World War II 1971 War 2008 Election 2012 Election 2014 Election 23andMe 70th Anniversary Parade 75-0-25 Or Something A Farewell To Alms A. J. West A Troublesome Inheritance Aarab Barghouti Abc News Abdelhamid Abaaoud Abe Abe Foxman Abigail Marsh Abortion Abraham Lincoln Abu Ghraib Abu Zubaydah Academy Awards Acheivement Gap Acid Attacks Adam Schiff Addiction Adoptees Adoption Adoption Twins ADRA2b AEI Affective Empathy Affirmative Action Affordable Family Formation Afghanistan Africa African Americans African Genetics Africans Afrikaner Afrocentricism Agriculture Aha AIDS Ain't Nobody Got Time For That. Ainu Aircraft Carriers AirSea Battle Al Jazeera Al-Qaeda Alan Dershowitz Alan Macfarlane Albania Alberto Del Rosario Albion's Seed Alcohol Alcoholism Alexander Hamilton Alexandre Skirda Alexis De Tocqueville Algeria All Human Behavioral Traits Are Heritable All Traits Are Heritable Alpha Centauri Alpha Males Alt Left Altruism Amazon.com America The Beautiful American Atheists American Debt American Exceptionalism American Flag American Jews American Left American Legion American Nations American Nations American Prisons American Renaissance Americana Amerindians Amish Amish Quotient Amnesty Amnesty International Amoral Familialism Amy Chua Amygdala An Hbd Liberal Anaconda Anatoly Karlin Ancestry Ancient DNA Ancient Genetics Ancient Jews Ancient Near East Anders Breivik Andrei Nekrasov Andrew Jackson Androids Angela Stent Angelina Jolie Anglo-Saxons Ann Coulter Anne Buchanan Anne Heche Annual Country Reports On Terrorism Anthropology Antibiotics Antifa Antiquity Antiracism Antisocial Behavior Antiwar Movement Antonin Scalia Antonio Trillanes IV Anywhere But Here Apartheid Appalachia Appalachians Arab Christianity Arab Spring Arabs Archaic DNA Archaic Humans Arctic Humans Arctic Resources Argentina Argentina Default Armenians Army-McCarthy Hearings Arnon Milchan Art Arthur Jensen Artificial Intelligence As-Safir Ash Carter Ashkenazi Intelligence Ashkenazi Jews Ashraf Ghani Asia Asian Americans Asian Quotas Asians ASPM Assassinations Assimilation Assortative Mating Atheism Atlantic Council Attractiveness Attractiveness Australia Australian Aboriginals Austria Austro-Hungarian Empire Austronesians Autism Automation Avi Tuschman Avigdor Lieberman Ayodhhya Babri Masjid Baby Boom Baby Gap Baby Girl Jay Backlash Bacterial Vaginosis Bad Science Bahrain Balanced Polymorphism Balkans Baltimore Riots Bangladesh Banking Banking Industry Banking System Banks Barack H. Obama Barack Obama Barbara Comstock Bariatric Surgery Baseball Bashar Al-Assad Baumeister BDA BDS Movement Beauty Beauty Standards Behavior Genetics Behavioral Genetics Behaviorism Beijing Belgrade Embassy Bombing Believeing In Observational Studies Is Nuts Ben Cardin Ben Carson Benghazi Benjamin Cardin Berlin Wall Bernard Henri-Levy Bernard Lewis Bernie Madoff Bernie Sanders Bernies Sanders Beta Males BICOM Big Five Bilingual Education Bill 59 Bill Clinton Bill Kristol Bill Maher Billionaires Billy Graham Birds Of A Feather Birth Order Birth Rate Bisexuality Bisexuals BJP Black Americans Black Crime Black History Black Lives Matter Black Metal Black Muslims Black Panthers Black Women Attractiveness Blackface Blade Runner Blogging Blond Hair Blue Eyes Bmi Boasian Anthropology Boderlanders Boeing Boers Boiling Off Boko Haram Bolshevik Revolution Books Border Reivers Borderlander Borderlanders Boris Johnson Bosnia Boston Bomb Boston Marathon Bombing Bowe Bergdahl Boycott Divest And Sanction Boycott Divestment And Sanctions Brain Brain Scans Brain Size Brain Structure Brazil Breaking Down The Bullshit Breeder's Equation Bret Stephens Brexit Brian Boutwell Brian Resnick BRICs Brighter Brains Brighton Broken Hill Brown Eyes Bruce Jenner Bruce Lahn brussels Bryan Caplan BS Bundy Family Burakumin Burma Bush Administration C-section Cagots Caitlyn Jenner California Cambodia Cameron Russell Campaign Finance Campaign For Liberty Campus Rape Canada Canada Day Canadian Flag Canadians Cancer Candida Albicans Cannabis Capital Punishment Capitalism Captain Chicken Cardiovascular Disease Care Package Carl Sagan Carly Fiorina Caroline Glick Carroll Quigley Carry Me Back To Ole Virginny Carter Page Castes Catalonia Catholic Church Catholicism Catholics Causation Cavaliers CCTV Censorship Central Asia Chanda Chisala Charles Darwin Charles Krauthammer Charles Murray Charles Schumer Charleston Shooting Charlie Hebdo Charlie Rose Charlottesville Chechens Chechnya Cherlie Hebdo Child Abuse Child Labor Children Chimerism China/America China Stock Market Meltdown China Vietnam Chinese Chinese Communist Party Chinese Evolution Chinese Exclusion Act Chlamydia Chris Gown Chris Rock Chris Stringer Christian Fundamentalism Christianity Christmas Christopher Steele Chuck Chuck Hagel Chuck Schumer CIA Cinema Civil Liberties Civil Rights Civil War Civilian Deaths CJIA Clannishness Clans Clark-unz Selection Classical Economics Classical History Claude-Lévi-Strauss Climate Climate Change Clinton Global Initiative Cliodynamics Cloudburst Flight Clovis Cochran And Harpending Coefficient Of Relationship Cognitive Empathy Cognitive Psychology Cohorts Cold War Colin Kaepernick Colin Woodard Colombia Colonialism Colonists Coming Apart Comments Communism Confederacy Confederate Flag Conflict Of Interest Congress Consanguinity Conscientiousness Consequences Conservatism Conservatives Constitution Constitutional Theory Consumer Debt Cornel West Corporal Punishment Correlation Is Still Not Causation Corruption Corruption Perception Index Costa Concordia Cousin Marriage Cover Story CPEC Craniometry CRIF Crime Crimea Criminality Crowded Crowding Cruise Missiles Cuba Cuban Missile Crisis Cuckold Envy Cuckservative Cultural Evolution Cultural Marxism Cut The Sh*t Guys DACA Dads Vs Cads Daily Mail Dalai Lama Dallas Shooting Dalliard Dalton Trumbo Damascus Bombing Dan Freedman Dana Milbank Daniel Callahan Danish Daren Acemoglu Dark Ages Dark Tetrad Dark Triad Darwinism Data Posts David Brooks David Friedman David Frum David Goldenberg David Hackett Fischer David Ignatius David Katz David Kramer David Lane David Petraeus Davide Piffer Davos Death Death Penalty Debbie Wasserman-Schultz Debt Declaration Of Universal Human Rights Deep Sleep Deep South Democracy Democratic Party Democrats Demographic Transition Demographics Demography Denisovans Denmark Dennis Ross Depression Deprivation Deregulation Derek Harvey Desired Family Size Detroit Development Developmental Noise Developmental Stability Diabetes Diagnostic And Statistical Manual Of Mental Disorders Dialects Dick Cheney Die Nibelungen Dienekes Diet Different Peoples Is Different Dinesh D'Souza Dirty Bomb Discrimination Discrimination Paradigm Disney Dissent Diversity Dixie Django Unchained Do You Really Want To Know? Doing My Part Doll Tests Dollar Domestic Terrorism Dominique Strauss-Kahn Dopamine Douglas MacArthur Dr James Thompson Drd4 Dreams From My Father Dresden Drew Barrymore Dreyfus Affair Drinking Drone War Drones Drug Cartels Drugs Dry Counties DSM Dunning-kruger Effect Dusk In Autumn Dustin Hoffman Duterte Dylan Roof Dylann Roof Dysgenic E.O. 9066 E. O. Wilson Eagleman East Asia East Asians Eastern Europe Eastern Europeans Ebola Economic Development Economic Sanctions Economy Ed Miller Education Edward Price Edward Snowden EEA Egypt Eisenhower El Salvador Elections Electric Cars Elie Wiesel Eliot Cohen Eliot Engel Elites Ellen Walker Elliot Abrams Elliot Rodger Elliott Abrams Elon Musk Emigration Emil Kirkegaard Emmanuel Macron Emmanuel Todd Empathy England English Civil War Enhanced Interrogations Enoch Powell Entrepreneurship Environment Environmental Estrogens Environmentalism Erdogan Eric Cantor Espionage Estrogen Ethiopia Ethnic Genetic Interests Ethnic Nepotism Ethnicity EU Eugenic Eugenics Eurasia Europe European Right European Union Europeans Eurozone Everything Evil Evolution Evolutionary Biology Evolutionary Psychology Exercise Extraversion Extreterrestrials Eye Color Eyes Ezra Cohen-Watnick Face Recognition Face Shape Faces Facts Fake News fallout Family Studies Far West Farmers Farming Fascism Fat Head Fat Shaming Father Absence FBI Federal Reserve Female Deference Female Homosexuality Female Sexual Response Feminism Feminists Ferguson Shooting Fertility Fertility Fertility Rates Fethullah Gulen Fetish Feuds Fields Medals FIFA Fifty Shades Of Grey Film Finance Financial Bailout Financial Bubbles Financial Debt Financial Sector Financial Times Finland First Amendment First Law First World War FISA Fitness Flags Flight From White Fluctuating Asymmetry Flynn Effect Food Football For Profit Schools Foreign Service Fourth Of July Fracking Fragrances France Francesco Schettino Frank Salter Frankfurt School Frantz Fanon Franz Boas Fred Hiatt Fred Reed Freddie Gray Frederic Hof Free Speech Free Trade Free Will Freedom Of Navigation Freedom Of Speech French Canadians French National Front French Paradox Friendly & Conventional Front National Frost-harpending Selection Fulford Funny G G Spot Gaddafi Gallipoli Game Gardnerella Vaginalis Gary Taubes Gay Germ Gay Marriage Gays/Lesbians Gaza Gaza Flotilla Gcta Gender Gender Gender And Sexuality Gender Confusion Gender Equality Gender Identity Disorder Gender Reassignment Gene-Culture Coevolution Gene-environment Correlation General Intelligence General Social Survey General Theory Of The West Genes Genes: They Matter Bitches Genetic Diversity Genetic Divides Genetic Engineering Genetic Load Genetic Pacification Genetics Genetics Of Height Genocide Genomics Geography Geopolitics George Bush George Clooney George Patton George Romero George Soros George Tenet George W. Bush George Wallace Germ Theory German Catholics Germans Germany Get It Right Get Real Ghouta Gilgit Baltistan Gina Haspel Glenn Beck Glenn Greenwald Global Terrorism Index Global Warming Globalism Globalization God Delusion Goetsu Going Too Far Gold Gold Warriors Goldman Sachs Good Advice Google Gordon Gallup Goths Government Debt Government Incompetence Government Spending Government Surveillance Great Depression Great Leap Forward Great Recession Greater Appalachia Greece Greeks Greg Clark Greg Cochran Gregory B Christainsen Gregory Clark Gregory Cochran Gregory House GRF Grooming Group Intelligence Group Selection Grumpy Cat GSS Guangzhou Guantanamo Guardian Guilt Culture Gun Control Guns Gynephilia Gypsies H-1B H Bomb H.R. McMaster H1-B Visas Haim Saban Hair Color Hair Lengthening Haiti Hajnal Line Hamas Hamilton: An American Musical Hamilton's Rule Happiness Happy Turkey Day ... Unless You're The Turkey Harriet Tubman Harry Jaffa Harvard Harvey Weinstein Hasbara Hassidim Hate Crimes Hate Speech Hatemi Havelock Ellis Haymarket Affair Hbd Hbd Chick HBD Denial Hbd Fallout Hbd Readers Head Size Health And Medicine Health Care Healthcare Heart Disease Heart Health Heart Of Asia Conference Heartiste Heather Norton Height Helmuth Nyborg Hemoglobin Henri De Man Henry Harpending Henry Kissinger Herbert John Fleure Heredity Heritability Hexaco Hezbollah High Iq Fertility Hip Hop Hiroshima Hispanic Crime Hispanic Paradox Hispanics Historical Genetics Hitler HKND Hollywood Holocaust Homicide Homicide Rate Homo Altaiensis Homophobia Homosexuality Honesty-humility House Intelligence Committee House M.d. House Md House Of Cards Housing Huey Long Huey Newton Hugo Chavez Human Biodiversity Human Evolution Human Genetics Human Genomics Human Nature Human Rights Human Varieties Humor Hungary Hunter-Gatherers Hunting Hurricane Hurricane Harvey I.F. Stone I Kissed A Girl And I Liked It I Love Italians I.Q. Genomics Ian Deary Ibd Ibo Ice T Iceland I'd Like To Think It's Obvious I Know What I'm Talking About Ideology And Worldview Idiocracy Igbo Ignorance Ilana Mercer Illegal Immigration IMF immigrants Immigration Imperial Presidency Imperialism Imran Awan In The Electric Mist Inbreeding Income Independence Day India Indians Individualism Inequality Infection Theory Infidelity Intelligence Internet Internet Research Agency Interracial Marriage Inuit Ioannidis Ioannis Metaxas Iosif Lazaridis Iq Iq And Wealth Iran Nuclear Agreement Iran Nuclear Program Iran Sanctions Iranian Nuclear Program Iraq Iraq War Ireland Irish ISIS. Terrorism Islamic Jihad Islamophobia Isolationism Israel Defense Force Israeli Occupation Israeli Settlements Israeli Spying Italianthro Italy It's Determinism - Genetics Is Just A Part It's Not Nature And Nurture Ivanka Ivy League Iwo Eleru J. Edgar Hoover Jack Keane Jake Tapper JAM-GC Jamaica James Clapper James Comey James Fanell James Mattis James Wooley Jamie Foxx Jane Harman Jane Mayer Janet Yellen Japan Japanese Jared Diamond Jared Kushner Jared Taylor Jason Malloy JASTA Jayman Jr. Jayman's Wife Jeff Bezos Jennifer Rubin Jensen Jeremy Corbyn Jerrold Nadler Jerry Seinfeld Jesse Bering Jesuits Jewish History JFK Assassination Jill Stein Jim Crow Joe Cirincione Joe Lieberman John Allen John B. Watson John Boehner John Bolton John Brennan John Derbyshire John Durant John F. Kennedy John Hawks John Hoffecker John Kasich John Kerry John Ladue John McCain John McLaughlin John McWhorter John Mearsheimer John Tooby Joke Posts Jonathan Freedland Jonathan Pollard Joseph Lieberman Joseph McCarthy Judaism Judicial System Judith Harris Julian Assange Jute K.d. Lang Kagans Kanazawa Kashmir Katibat Al-Battar Al-Libi Katy Perry Kay Hymowitz Keith Ellison Ken Livingstone Kenneth Marcus Kennewick Man Kevin MacDonald Kevin McCarthy Kevin Mitchell Kevin Williamson KGL-9268 Khazars Kim Jong Un Kimberly Noble Kin Altruism Kin Selection Kink Kinship Kissing Kiwis Kkk Knesset Know-nothings Korea Korean War Kosovo Ku Klux Klan Kurds Kurt Campbell Labor Day Lactose Lady Gaga Language Larkana Conspiracy Larry Summers Larung Gar Las Vegas Massacre Latin America Latinos Latitude Latvia Law Law Of War Manual Laws Of Behavioral Genetics Lead Poisoning Lebanon Leda Cosmides Lee Kuan Yew Left Coast Left/Right Lenin Leo Strauss Lesbians LGBT Liberal Creationism Liberalism Liberals Libertarianism Libertarians Libya life-expectancy Life In Space Life Liberty And The Pursuit Of Happyness Lifestyle Light Skin Preference Lindsay Graham Lindsey Graham Literacy Litvinenko Lloyd Blankfein Locus Of Control Logan's Run Lombok Strait Long Ass Posts Longevity Look AHEAD Looting Lorde Love Love Dolls Lover Boys Low-carb Low-fat Low Wages LRSO Lutherans Lyndon Johnson M Factor M.g. MacArthur Awards Machiavellianism Madeleine Albright Mahmoud Abbas Maine Malacca Strait Malaysian Airlines MH17 Male Homosexuality Mamasapano Mangan Manor Manorialism Manosphere Manufacturing Mao-a Mao Zedong Maoism Maori Map Posts maps Marc Faber Marco Rubio Marijuana Marine Le Pen Mark Carney Mark Steyn Mark Warner Market Economy Marriage Martin Luther King Marwan Marwan Barghouti Marxism Mary White Ovington Masha Gessen Mass Shootings Massacre In Nice Mate Choice Mate Value Math Mathematics Maulana Bhashani Max Blumenthal Max Boot Max Brooks Mayans McCain/POW Mearsheimer-Walt Measurement Error Mega-Aggressions Mega-anlysis Megan Fox Megyn Kelly Melanin Memorial Day Mental Health Mental Illness Mental Traits Meritocracy Merkel Mesolithic Meta-analysis Meth Mexican-American War Mexico Michael Anton Michael Bloomberg Michael Flynn Michael Hudson Michael Jackson Michael Lewis Michael Morell Michael Pompeo Michael Weiss Michael Woodley Michele Bachmann Michelle Bachmann Michelle Obama Microaggressions Microcephalin Microsoft Middle Ages Mideastwire Migration Mike Huckabee Mike Pence Mike Pompeo Mike Signer Mikhail Khodorkovsky Militarized Police Military Military Pay Military Spending Milner Group Mindanao Minimum Wage Minnesota Transracial Adoption Study Minorities Minstrels Mirror Neurons Miscellaneous Misdreavus Missile Defense Mitt Romney Mixed-Race Modern Humans Mohammed Bin Salman Moldova Monogamy Moral Absolutism Moral Universalism Morality Mormons Moro Mortality Mossad Mountains Movies Moxie Mrs. Jayman MTDNA Muammar Gaddafi Multiculturalism Multiregional Model Music Muslim Muslim Ban Muslims Mutual Assured Destruction My Lai My Old Kentucky Home Myanmar Mysticism Nagasaki Nancy Segal Narendra Modi Nascar National Debt National Differences National Review National Security State National Security Strategy National Wealth Nationalism Native Americans NATO Natural Selection Nature Vs. Nurture Navy Yard Shooting Naz Shah Nazi Nazis Nazism Nbc News Nbc Nightly News Neanderthals NED Neo-Nazis Neoconservatism Neoconservatives Neoliberalism Neolithic Netherlands Neuropolitics Neuroticism Never Forget The Genetic Confound New Addition New Atheists New Cold War New England Patriots New France New French New Netherland New Qing History New Rules New Silk Road New World Order New York City New York Times Newfoundland Newt Gingrich NFL Nicaragua Canal Nicholas Sarkozy Nicholas Wade Nigeria Nightly News Nikki Haley No Free Will Nobel Prize Nobel Prized Nobosuke Kishi Nordics North Africa North Korea Northern Ireland Northwest Europe Norway NSA NSA Surveillance Nuclear Proliferation Nuclear War Nuclear Weapons Null Result Nurture Nurture Assumption Nutrition Nuts NYPD O Mio Babbino Caro Obama Obamacare Obesity Obscured American Occam's Razor Occupy Occupy Wall Street Oceania Oil Oil Industry Old Folks At Home Olfaction Oliver Stone Olympics Omega Males Ominous Signs Once You Go Black Open To Experience Openness To Experience Operational Sex Ratio Opiates Opioids Orban Organ Transplants Orlando Shooting Orthodoxy Osama Bin Laden Ottoman Empire Our Political Nature Out Of Africa Model Outbreeding Oxtr Oxytocin Paekchong Pakistan Pakistani Palatability Paleoamerindians Paleocons Paleolibertarianism Palestine Palestinians Pamela Geller Panama Canal Panama Papers Parasite Parasite Burden Parasite Manipulation Parent-child Interactions Parenting Parenting Parenting Behavioral Genetics Paris Attacks Paris Spring Parsi Paternal Investment Pathogens Patriot Act Patriotism Paul Ewald Paul Krugman Paul Lepage Paul Manafort Paul Ryan Paul Singer Paul Wolfowitz Pavel Grudinin Peace Index Peak Jobs Pearl Harbor Pedophilia Peers Peggy Seagrave Pennsylvania Pentagon Perception Management Personality Peru Peter Frost Peter Thiel Peter Turchin Phil Onderdonk Phil Rushton Philip Breedlove Philippines Physical Anthropology Pierre Van Den Berghe Pieter Van Ostaeyen Piigs Pioneer Hypothesis Pioneers PISA Pizzagate Planets Planned Parenthood Pledge Of Allegiance Pleiotropy Pol Pot Poland Police State Police Training Politics Poll Results Polls Polygenic Score Polygyny Pope Francis Population Growth Population Replacement Populism Pornography Portugal Post 199 Post 201 Post 99 Post Hoc Ergo Propter Hoc Post-Nationalism Pot Poverty PRC Prenatal Hormones Prescription Drugs Press Censorship Pretty Graphs Prince Bandar Priti Patel Privatization Progressives Project Plowshares Propaganda Prostitution Protestantism Proud To Be Black Psychology Psychometrics Psychopaths Psychopathy Pubertal Timing Public Schools Puerto Rico Punishment Puritans Putin Pwc Qatar Quakers Quantitative Genetics Quebec Quebecois Race Race And Crime Race And Genomics Race And Iq Race And Religion Race/Crime Race Denialism Race Riots Rachel Dolezal Rachel Maddow Racial Intelligence Racial Reality Racism Radical Islam Ralph And Coop Ralph Nader Rand Paul Randy Fine Rap Music Raqqa Rating People Rationality Raul Pedrozo Razib Khan Reaction Time Reading Real Estate Real Women Really Stop The Armchair Psychoanalysis Recep Tayyip Erdogan Reciprocal Altruism Reconstruction Red Hair Red State Blue State Red States Blue States Refugee Crisis Regional Differences Regional Populations Regression To The Mean Religion Religion Religion And Philosophy Rena Wing Renewable Energy Rentier Reprint Reproductive Strategy Republican Jesus Republican Party Responsibility Reuel Gerecht Reverend Moon Revolution Of 1905 Revolutions Rex Tillerson Richard Dawkins Richard Dyer Richard Lewontin Richard Lynn Richard Nixon Richard Pryor Richard Pryor Live On The Sunset Strip Richard Russell Rick Perry Rickets Rikishi Robert Ford Robert Kraft Robert Lindsay Robert McNamara Robert Mueller Robert Mugabe Robert Plomin Robert Putnam Robert Reich Robert Spencer Robocop Robots Roe Vs. Wade Roger Ailes Rohingya Roman Empire Rome Ron Paul Ron Unz Ronald Reagan Rooshv Rosemary Hopcroft Ross Douthat Ross Perot Rotherham Roy Moore RT International Rupert Murdoch Rural Liberals Rushton Russell Kirk Russia-Georgia War Russiagate Russian Elections 2018 Russian Hack Russian History Russian Military Russian Orthodox Church Ruth Benedict Saakashvili Sam Harris Same Sex Attraction Same-sex Marriage Same-sex Parents Samoans Samuel George Morton San Bernadino Massacre Sandra Beleza Sandusky Sandy Hook Sarah Palin Sarin Gas Satoshi Kanazawa saudi Saudi Arabia Saying What You Have To Say Scandinavia Scandinavians Scarborough Shoal Schizophrenia Science: It Works Bitches Scientism Scotch-irish Scotland Scots Irish Scott Ritter Scrabble Secession Seduced By Food Semai Senate Separating The Truth From The Nonsense Serbia Serenity Sergei Magnitsky Sergei Skripal Sex Sex Ratio Sex Ratio At Birth Sex Recognition Sex Tape Sex Work Sexism Sexual Antagonistic Selection Sexual Dimorphism Sexual Division Of Labor Sexual Fluidity Sexual Identity Sexual Maturation Sexual Orientation Sexual Selection Sexually Transmitted Diseases Seymour Hersh Shai Masot Shame Culture Shanghai Cooperation Organisation Shanghai Stock Exchange Shared Environment Shekhovstov Sheldon Adelson Shias And Sunnis Shimon Arad Shimon Peres Shinzo Abe Shmuley Boteach Shorts And Funnies Shoshana Bryen Shurat HaDin Shyness Siamak Namazi Sibel Edmonds Siberia Silicon Valley Simon Baron Cohen Singapore Single Men Single Motherhood Single Mothers Single Women Sisyphean Six Day War SJWs Skin Bleaching Skin Color Skin Tone Slate Slave Trade Slavery Slavoj Zizek Slavs SLC24A5 Sleep Slobodan Milosevic Smart Fraction Smell Smoking Snow Snyderman Social Constructs Social Justice Warriors Socialism Sociopathy Sociosexuality Solar Energy Solutions Somalia Sometimes You Don't Like The Answer South Africa South Asia South China Sea South Korea South Sudan Southern Italians Southern Poverty Law Center Soviet Union Space Space Space Program Space Race Spain Spanish Paradox Speech SPLC Sports Sputnik News Squid Ink Srebrenica Stabby Somali Staffan Stalinism Stanislas Dehaene Star Trek State Department State Formation States Rights Statins Steny Hoyer Stephan Guyenet Stephen Cohen Stephen Colbert Stephen Hadley Stephen Jay Gould Sterling Seagrave Steve Bannon Steve Sailer Steven Mnuchin Steven Pinker Still Not Free Buddy Stolen Generations Strategic Affairs Ministry Stroke Belt Student Loans Stuxnet SU-57 Sub-replacement Fertility Sub-Saharan Africa Sub-Saharan Africans Subprime Mortgage Crisis Subsistence Living Suffrage Sugar Suicide Summing It All Up Supernatural Support Me Support The Jayman Supreme Court Supression Surveillance Susan Glasser Susan Rice Sweden Swiss Switzerland Syed Farook Syrian Refugees Syriza Ta-Nehisi Coates Taiwan Tale Of Two Maps Taliban Tamerlan Tsarnaev TAS2R16 Tashfeen Malik Taste Tastiness Tatars Tatu Vanhanen Tawang Tax Cuts Tax Evasion Taxes Tea Party Team Performance Technology Ted Cruz Tell Me About You Tell The Truth Terman Terman's Termites Terroris Terrorists Tesla Testosterone Thailand The 10000 Year Explosion The Bible The Breeder's Equation The Confederacy The Dark Knight The Dark Triad The Death Penalty The Deep South The Devil Is In The Details The Dustbowl The Economist The Far West The Future The Great Plains The Great Wall The Left The Left Coast The New York Times The Pursuit Of Happyness The Rock The Saker The Son Also Rises The South The Walking Dead The Washington Post The Wide Environment The World Theodore Roosevelt Theresa May Things Going Sour Third World Thomas Aquinas Thomas Friedman Thomas Perez Thomas Sowell Thomas Talhelm Thorstein Veblen Thurgood Marshall Tibet Tidewater Tiger Mom Time Preference Timmons Title IX Tobin Tax Tom Cotton Tom Naughton Tone It Down Guys Seriously Tony Blair Torture Toxoplasma Gondii TPP Traffic Traffic Fatalities Tragedy Trans-Species Polymorphism Transgender Transgenderism Transsexuals Treasury Tropical Humans Trump Trust TTIP Tuition Tulsi Gabbard Turkheimer TWA 800 Twin Study Twins Twins Raised Apart Twintuition Twitter Two Party System UKIP Ukrainian Crisis UN Security Council Unemployment Unions United Kingdom United Nations United States Universalism University Admissions Upper Paleolithic Urban Riots Ursula Gauthier Uruguay US Blacks USS Liberty Utopian Uttar Pradesh UV Uyghurs Vaginal Yeast Valerie Plame Vassopressin Vdare Veep Venezuela Veterans Administration Victor Canfield Victor Davis Hanson Victoria Nuland Victorian England Victorianism Video Games Vietnam Vietnam War Vietnamese Vikings Violence Vioxx Virginia Visa Waivers Visual Word Form Area Vitamin D Voronezh Vote Fraud Vouchers Vwfa W.E.I.R.D. W.E.I.R.D.O. Wahhabis Wall Street Walter Bodmer Wang Jing War On Christmas War On Terror Washington Post WasPage Watergate Watsoning We Are What We Are We Don't Know All The Environmental Causes Weight Loss WEIRDO Welfare Western Europe Western European Marriage Pattern Western Media Western Religion Westerns What Can You Do What's The Cause Where They're At Where's The Fallout White America White Americans White Conservative Males White Death White Helmets White Nationalist Nuttiness White Nationalists White Privilege White Slavery White Supremacy White Wife Why We Believe Hbd Wikileaks Wild Life Wilhelm Furtwangler William Browder William Buckley William D. Hamilton William Graham Sumner William McGougall WINEP Winston Churchill Women In The Workplace Woodley Effect Woodrow Wilson WORDSUM Workers Working Class Working Memory World Values Survey World War I World War Z Writing WTO X Little Miss JayLady Xhosa Xi Jinping Xinjiang Yankeedom Yankees Yazidis Yemen Yes I Am A Brother Yes I Am Liberal - But That Kind Of Liberal Yochi Dreazen You Can't Handle The Truth You Don't Know Shit Youtube Ban Yugoslavia Zbigniew Brzezinski Zhang Yimou Zika Zika Virus Zimbabwe Zionism Zombies Zones Of Thought Zulfikar Ali Bhutto
Nothing found
All Commenters • My
Comments
• Followed
Commenters
All Comments / On "Ann Coulter"
 All Comments / On "Ann Coulter"
    A side story from Wednesday night’s GOP candidates’ debate—covered more thoroughly in the full Radio Derb to be posted today—was the fuss about Ann Coulter getting exasperated with all the candidates’ asseverations of solidarity with Israel and tweeting, “How many f—ing Jews do these people think there are in the United States?” The beep that...
  • My heart always skips a beat at that smile.

    Read More
    ReplyAgree/Disagree/Etc.
  • Enough. I shall go deep into the Okefenokee Swamp, dwell in a hut of clay and wattles made, and live on crocodile meat and watermelons. The modern world is too much for me. I have just read ¡Adios, America! by Ann Coulter, and discovered that Mexico, my current home, is a suppurating moral sore where...
  • Ann Coulter had it right but it’s not politically correct to state it. There’s no way that all those “hard working, honest,Catholic criminals” from 3rd world Mexico or Latin America would ever “rob the cradle” and “GET EM BEFORE THE HAIR DOES”. Come on now; routine practice for girls to be mothers by the time they’re 13 in Spanish speaking cultures. Look at how many sexual predators our jails in USA are holding that are of “hispanic” descent, and tell me that there is no correlation between culture and this. I live in Lehigh Acres, Fl. and see older hispanic males with very young “chicas” all the time. Ignoring morality won’t make it go away……maybe more jails is the answer, or castration/sterilization.

    Read More
    ReplyAgree/Disagree/Etc.
  • (My reader poll results will have to wait, but rest assured, they're coming.) Yet another terrorist attack in Paris – this year: I wish I could say I was even remotely surprised – perhaps only at the precise time, and that's all. For this is just another example of what I and so many others...
  • @Jonathan Revusky

    Italy and Japan both have far fewer Muslims.
     
    Right, and thus far fewer Muslims to frame for the false flags.

    Congratulations, I see you're starting to get it!

    And who is behind all the false flags of Islamic terror inside Islamic countries? Seems very elaborate, don’t you think?

    A steady stream of stabbings, shootings, car attacks etc in all countries around the planet with a significant Muslim population, including totalitarian states like China and backwaters in Africa.

    A 700 year long false flag operation… now that is commitment!

    Read More
    ReplyAgree/Disagree/Etc.
  • I’m going to break something. Or maybe kick the dog. Sometimes it seems to me that I am the only gringo on this whole sorry planet who does not think Mexicans are scum–filthy, perverted, and witless. They are not, dammit. If you want to criticize Mexico, stick to facts, such as that it is corrupt...
  • @Anonymous
    There's an internet created cult of Tesla that blows Tesla's work and significance way out of proportion:

    http://edisontechcenter.org/tesladebunked.html

    Edison was a huckster and promoter who took the honest efforts of others and put his own name on them in order to promote his own self-image. His “inventions” were actually produced by others, and had little of his input on them.
    During the “war of the currents”, he showboated the “dangers” of alternating current by publicly electrocuting elephants and other large animals. Edison’s direct current systems were technologically inferior.
    Edison screwed Tesla out of wages for engineering work done, as he told Tesla that when he promised him a certain amount of money after one year, “he was just joking”.
    Edison’s single TRUE claim to fame was the establishment of the first true “research laboratory” (General Electric)…nothing more.
    Our present polyphase power distribution system can be directly attributed to Tesla.
    It is ironic that Edison’s General Electric had to be dragged kicking and screaming into accepting the alternating current system.

    Read More
    ReplyAgree/Disagree/Etc.
  • Fact of the matter is, Fred, more immigration from South of the Border to America is not good. Lucky for you, the DoJ just added an ‘offender’ category for ‘Hispanics’.

    http://www.amren.com/news/2015/07/new-doj-statistics-on-race-and-violent-crime/

    Nice picture of Detroit. Over 80 percent black. Proving our point.

    “Some HBDers use shoddy pictures” “Some HBDers say wrong things” OK?

    “Hispanics” commit more crimes than whites. “Hispanics” attack whites more often then they attack other groups. Do you want more of that in America?

    Read More
    ReplyAgree/Disagree/Etc.
  • A side story from Wednesday night’s GOP candidates’ debate—covered more thoroughly in the full Radio Derb to be posted today—was the fuss about Ann Coulter getting exasperated with all the candidates’ asseverations of solidarity with Israel and tweeting, “How many f—ing Jews do these people think there are in the United States?” The beep that...
  • Would someone please explain to me when Jews, alone of all the peoples of the earth, obtained an absolute right to be loved and admired? And why this is a Good Thing?

    Not being willing to listen to people who say “No!” or “You’re barking up the wrong tree!” racks up lots of people. The Kray Twins, according to people who knew them, surrounded themselves with “yes-men,” and ended up overreaching themselves and slapped in quod for the rest of their natural lives. And Elvis Presley, toward the 1970s or so, needed, more than anything, someone with the stature and courage to tell him “E, we all love you and you still can sing, but on-stage performances, particularly in those costumes, are not a good idea.” Without those, he’d be remembered more as the young heart throb than as the fat man in the white spangly clothes, wheezing his way through performances.

    Read More
    ReplyAgree/Disagree/Etc.
  • I’m going to break something. Or maybe kick the dog. Sometimes it seems to me that I am the only gringo on this whole sorry planet who does not think Mexicans are scum–filthy, perverted, and witless. They are not, dammit. If you want to criticize Mexico, stick to facts, such as that it is corrupt...
  • Fred-the-gringo-immigrant in Mexico isn’t about to say anything negative about Mexicans immigrants in the US.

    Or say anything negative about Israel cynically massacring the crew of a US Navy ship:
    — [ gtr5.org ].

    Read More
    ReplyAgree/Disagree/Etc.
  • (My reader poll results will have to wait, but rest assured, they're coming.) Yet another terrorist attack in Paris – this year: I wish I could say I was even remotely surprised – perhaps only at the precise time, and that's all. For this is just another example of what I and so many others...
  • @Lion of the Judah-sphere
    I think it's interesting that despite the likely high clannishness of ISIS members, they're still able to coordinate these attacks involving many people from diverse backgrounds and ancestries. The Charlie Hebdo attack involved Algerians, a Malian, and some Middle Eastern lady.

    Islam's success in becoming a threat to the West has been based on its universal appeal to many groups and cultures. I know clannishness doesn't mean that individuals from different races/cultural groups can't work together, but it seems given the tendency for clannishness people to only trust family members, such a high level of coordination between very different peoples would be difficult. In general, clannishness people, to the extent they trust those outside of their family, will only extend their trust to people who act/behave/look like themselves, in a sort of in-group bias. But the success of ISIS has been based on terrorists trusting a wide range of people who are very different themselves. Do you see what I'm saying?

    I posit that Islam's appeal is that like Western secularism and Communism, it's a unifying force for very different people from very different backgrounds, which is a necessary trait for a ideology in an increasingly globalized world.

    religion is a meta-clan

    Read More
    ReplyAgree/Disagree/Etc.
  • @JayMan

    If so, that’s nearly enough. Similar arguments have been made many times in history — claiming that some other group is fundamentally different, as a way of justifying actions that would otherwise not be acceptable. None of those worked out very well.

    If there is no genetic basis, then why single out Muslims? You could go through a similar analysis, comparing violence and crime vs race in the U.S., and you would see some strong correlations there too.
     

    You might want to keep reading here.

    Weak

    Read More
    ReplyAgree/Disagree/Etc.
  • I’m going to break something. Or maybe kick the dog. Sometimes it seems to me that I am the only gringo on this whole sorry planet who does not think Mexicans are scum–filthy, perverted, and witless. They are not, dammit. If you want to criticize Mexico, stick to facts, such as that it is corrupt...
  • Anonymous • Disclaimer says:

    Why does UNZ Review even link to Vdare in the first place? They are a bastion of the old white supremacist ideals that have plagued this country for far too long and continue to fester on the far right.

    And Ann Coulter is a fair target – if not for her facts in this case, for her misuse of the language. Pedophelia is a sexual attraction to persons of either gender who have not yet reached the start of puberty. Twelve year olds, especially girls, have. So while you may consider it underage, it’s not pedophilia, Ms. Coulter!

    And it wasn’t that long ago the the minimum age for a female at marriage in many US states was 12 – or younger – provided one or both parents gave consent. Just look back to the 1940s, even to the 1950s and 60s.

    Get rid of that vdare link. Please! That isn’t independent news, it’s just hate and misinformation.

    Read More
    ReplyAgree/Disagree/Etc.
  • (My reader poll results will have to wait, but rest assured, they're coming.) Yet another terrorist attack in Paris – this year: I wish I could say I was even remotely surprised – perhaps only at the precise time, and that's all. For this is just another example of what I and so many others...
  • @MDG
    Unlike most of what's out there on this topic, you have an informed, logical argument, which I appreciate, despite the fact that I strongly disagree.

    Does it all depend on the cultural differences being genetic in nature? I read those two linked posts, and the argument seems to be based on observed correlations + a plausible theory to explain them. Is that right?

    If so, that's nearly enough. Similar arguments have been made many times in history -- claiming that some other group is fundamentally different, as a way of justifying actions that would otherwise not be acceptable. None of those worked out very well.

    If there is no genetic basis, then why single out Muslims? You could go through a similar analysis, comparing violence and crime vs race in the U.S., and you would see some strong correlations there too.

    If so, that’s nearly enough. Similar arguments have been made many times in history — claiming that some other group is fundamentally different, as a way of justifying actions that would otherwise not be acceptable. None of those worked out very well.

    If there is no genetic basis, then why single out Muslims? You could go through a similar analysis, comparing violence and crime vs race in the U.S., and you would see some strong correlations there too.

    You might want to keep reading here.

    Read More
    • Replies: @MDG
    Weak
    ReplyAgree/Disagree/Etc.
  • Unlike most of what’s out there on this topic, you have an informed, logical argument, which I appreciate, despite the fact that I strongly disagree.

    Does it all depend on the cultural differences being genetic in nature? I read those two linked posts, and the argument seems to be based on observed correlations + a plausible theory to explain them. Is that right?

    If so, that’s nearly enough. Similar arguments have been made many times in history — claiming that some other group is fundamentally different, as a way of justifying actions that would otherwise not be acceptable. None of those worked out very well.

    If there is no genetic basis, then why single out Muslims? You could go through a similar analysis, comparing violence and crime vs race in the U.S., and you would see some strong correlations there too.

    Read More
    • Replies: @JayMan

    If so, that’s nearly enough. Similar arguments have been made many times in history — claiming that some other group is fundamentally different, as a way of justifying actions that would otherwise not be acceptable. None of those worked out very well.

    If there is no genetic basis, then why single out Muslims? You could go through a similar analysis, comparing violence and crime vs race in the U.S., and you would see some strong correlations there too.
     

    You might want to keep reading here.
    ReplyAgree/Disagree/Etc.
  • I’m going to break something. Or maybe kick the dog. Sometimes it seems to me that I am the only gringo on this whole sorry planet who does not think Mexicans are scum–filthy, perverted, and witless. They are not, dammit. If you want to criticize Mexico, stick to facts, such as that it is corrupt...
  • Anonymous • Disclaimer says:
    @Intelligent Dasein
    Well, if I understand correctly what you're getting at, I suppose that would be fine, but it would necessarily involve a very different definition of HBD than the one currently in place (especially the 'B' part).

    Obviously, I believe that there are very real, significant, and intractable physiognomic distinctions between the races; and yes, this is entirely compatible with Aristotelian metaphysics. My main beef here is with Darwinism and molecular genetics, which are not.

    Modern Darwinian evolutionary theory is proud that it has cast off the quaint Aristotelean notion of teleological cause, causa finalis. Instead, it sticks to the strict scientificity of efficient cause. Or so it claims. Evolution is said to proceed via natural selection that selects the successful living species that are generated by chance mutations of genes. The criterion of success is simply that a species survives, for there is a so-called ‘struggle of survival’ among the species.

    Teleological explanation, by contrast, is said to ‘explain’ the successful features of living beings that allow them to survive in terms of their purposeful design by some maker or other. For instance, the beaks of certain species of finches would be designed to be adapted specifically to a certain environment, thus enabling the finches to successfully survive to the point of reproduction. (If you don’t believe this is how teleology in evolution is thought about, listen to the reputable philosopher of science, Michael Ruse, in his recent lecture on the Gaia Hypothesis.) Evolutionary theory pooh poohs the ‘ridiculous’ idea of teleological design.

    But is evolutionary theory too quick to assume airs of superiority?

    First of all, its claim to stick to efficient causality is shaky, since the mutation of species relies essentially on chance, i.e. contingency. In Aristotle’s thinking this is change _kata symbebaekos_, i.e. change that just ‘comes along’ (from _symbainein_ ‘to go along with’). Mutations just ‘happen’, without any cause at all being able to be named, let alone any efficient cause. Contingent being, i.e. the mode of being _kata symbebaekos_, is opposed in Aristotle to being _kath’ auto_, i.e. being according to itself, or being in itself, intrinsic, essential being. Thus e.g. human being is ‘according to itself’ being that ‘has the logos, language’, whereas whether a human being is white is contingent; whiteness just ‘comes along’ as an accidental attribute to human being.

    Second of all, and more importantly, that life has a _telos_ does not boil down to the notion that each species were purposefully designed. Purpose (_hou heneka_) in Aristotle is not to be equated with _telos_, since it is only one kind of _telos_. The scientists miss this. Furthermore, they overlook that they already unwittingly name the _telos_ of life, of course, without thinking at all about it, for they say there is a ‘struggle for survival’. This means life is essentially a will to live. According to Aristotle (and today, modern science is by no means beyond Aristotle, but abysmally ignorant of his thinking), life is that mode of being characterized essentially by _metabolae kath’ auto_, i.e. by movement/change from within itself. Living beings move/change by themselves, rather than having to be moved by something else. Aristotle has four kinds of movement/change according to i) where (locomotion), ii) how much (growth and decay) iii) how (qualitative change, such as when a dog learns a new trick or a tree’s leaves change colour) and iv) what (reproduction). The last named is a synonym for survival of the species. Life is that mode of being that strives to perpetuate itself.

    Now, the evolutionary scientists’ next move is to pooh pooh the idea that life could be characterized as essentially a will to live. Where’s the will? they ask. Have you asked a plant lately what it wants? But there are different levels of will. Will that sees what change it wants and strives to get it is purposeful will. Wishing is a will that doesn’t strive. Urge or drive is blind will, but nevertheless directed toward some end, some _telos_. Living beings are essentially characterized by the urge to survive. This urge includes the drives to flee or otherwise avert life-threatening danger, to nourish themselves, to reproduce.

    So scientific evolutionary theory, albeit implicitly, smuggles in from the outset the _telos_ of all life: the urge to survive. Life is that mode of being with the urge to perpetuate its own self-movement. All living beings strive essentially to bring themselves into presence and maintain this self-moving presence for as long as possible. One aspect of life’s self-movement is reproduction itself, through which the species itself is propagated.

    Evolutionary theory is at a loss to account for the essence, the nature of life itself as self-movement. Its apparatus of efficient causality must capitulate before this self-presencing of life itself. This does not prevent it, however, from blindly and vainly seeking the efficient causes of life itself through, say. molecular biology, thus maintaining the efficient causal hierarchy for the ultimate scientific explanation of the cosmos from physics through chemistry to biology (and then on to explaining human consciousness itself as some complicated kind of neuronal processing).

    Modern science is in its essence wedded to efficient causality, i.e. to effectiveness, and it will defend to the bitter end this betrothal to the will to effective power — that is, until there is an historical occasion for an alternative way of thinking to make inroads against its dogma. Modern science’s arrogant over-self-confidence is the present-day form of superstition that reigns in the universities right through the media to everyday prejudices.

    Read More
    ReplyAgree/Disagree/Etc.
  • @MarkinLA
    Please, coca doesn't grow in Mexico and neither does meth (joke). In addition, the pot grown in America is superior in many cases to Mexican weed. You might have an argument if the raw materials of the drug trade could only come from Mexico and a bunch of Americans were forcing Mexicans to increase production but that isn't what is happening. They are voluntarily entering the market and using violence to hold onto market share.

    Of course if you were a Mexican who was violently angry it would be because you are stupid and have no ability to see the total picture and would want to blame anybody but yourself.

    My understanding of how the U.S. screwed up Mexico is that it pressured the Mexican state to engage in the “war on drugs,” which predictably strengthened the drug cartels.

    Read More
    ReplyAgree/Disagree/Etc.
  • @vinteuil
    OK, ID, so you're partial to Aristotelian metaphysics, and you think it can't be reconciled with HBD? Have I got that right?

    I, too, find Thomistic/Aristotelian metaphysics quite interesting - I teach its elements, as best I can, with some regularity, at a little Jesuit College in the Midwest.

    But I've never been able to see the incompatibility. If anything, I think that HBD would *gain* in credibility were it to throw off the legacy of Hume & his successors and embrace the reality of the *final cause.*

    I should also say, I know that you were talking about whether Metaphysics is incompatible with HBD and so I’m sorry to take it on a different tangent but your post sparked my curiosity.

    Read More
    ReplyAgree/Disagree/Etc.
  • Junior [AKA "Jr."] says:
    @vinteuil
    OK, ID, so you're partial to Aristotelian metaphysics, and you think it can't be reconciled with HBD? Have I got that right?

    I, too, find Thomistic/Aristotelian metaphysics quite interesting - I teach its elements, as best I can, with some regularity, at a little Jesuit College in the Midwest.

    But I've never been able to see the incompatibility. If anything, I think that HBD would *gain* in credibility were it to throw off the legacy of Hume & his successors and embrace the reality of the *final cause.*

    I, too, find Thomistic/Aristotelian metaphysics quite interesting – I teach its elements, as best I can, with some regularity, at a little Jesuit College in the Midwest.

    But I’ve never been able to see the incompatibility.

    I’m also intrigued by your teaching metaphysics at a Jesuit College because I feel that the two would probably have a lot of incompatibility. I’m curious, do you run into a lot of things that religion and metaphysics might be at odds with one another about? Do you ever go into discussions about re-incarnation of the soul, in regards to what I THINK Intelligent Dasein was referring to? Do you ever discuss early church teachings, as with Origen, about re-incarnation that were made anathema by Emperor Justinian’s decree? I should also say, I believe in re-incarnation and that is the reason for my curiosity.

    Read More
    ReplyAgree/Disagree/Etc.
  • Junior [AKA "Jr."] says:
    @Intelligent Dasein
    I would love to, but it's a far-ranging and lengthy project. I'm not sure how to advert to something which ought to be common knowledge but isn't.

    Basically, I'm saying that substantial differences must be differences of soul, not of biology. In fact, even to the extent that such differences are reflected in biology, they arise from the immaterial substantial form, i.e. the soul.

    Are you familiar with Aristotle? Hylemorphic composition? Have you read De Anima? It's readily available online, free of charge.

    Basically, I’m saying that substantial differences must be differences of soul, not of biology. In fact, even to the extent that such differences are reflected in biology, they arise from the immaterial substantial form, i.e. the soul.

    You have a very interesting and different belief than these psuedoscience HBDers and it intrigues me. I haven’t read De Anima, but am I to understand you correctly that you believe that the soul manifests itself into a certain race and that it chooses that race that it re-incarnates into based on a different level of “superiority” that each race represents?

    Read More
    ReplyAgree/Disagree/Etc.
  • Junior [AKA "Jr."] says:
    @Jim
    Fred, the violence of the Mexican drug gangs goes far beyond anything that the Mafia did. I'm not saying that the Mafia was not capable of violence but nothing like the indiscriminate slaughter perpetuated by the Mexican drug gangs.

    Fred, the violence of the Mexican drug gangs goes far beyond anything that the Mafia did. I’m not saying that the Mafia was not capable of violence but nothing like the indiscriminate slaughter perpetuated by the Mexican drug gangs.

    Okay, so maybe the Serbian Slaughter would be more to you and Lord Effington’s liking? How does that compare to the Mexican gangs on your slaughter scale?

    Read More
    ReplyAgree/Disagree/Etc.
  • @Emblematic
    Showing a picture of run-down Detroit is hardly an argument against HBD.

    Showing a picture of run-down Detroit is hardly an argument against HBD.

    Okay, so how about a video of run-down Appalachia as an argument against the stupidity of HBD? More to your liking?

    Read More
    ReplyAgree/Disagree/Etc.
  • Even the UN has weighed in on Mexico’s age of consent being 12, as well as the Mexican propensity for kid splint and trafficking women and girls as sex slaves. It sounds to me that the Mexican women you are citing are every bit as corrupt as the fascists they keep electing into government. They should talk to the Mexican women in Mexico City who demanded seperate city buses as they were fed up with Mexican molesting them on a daily basis. But hey, since you are bursting with do much offense over how the vermin Mexico pushes over the US border to be the US’s problem, you and your puta echo chamber should invite them back to Mexico, tell them your casa is theirs, and your tax dollars too.

    Read More
    ReplyAgree/Disagree/Etc.
  • […] also available at Unz Review, with a comments section which is still discussing the article (click here). James Fulford’s rebuttal […]

    Read More
    ReplyAgree/Disagree/Etc.
  • (My reader poll results will have to wait, but rest assured, they're coming.) Yet another terrorist attack in Paris – this year: I wish I could say I was even remotely surprised – perhaps only at the precise time, and that's all. For this is just another example of what I and so many others...
  • @M.G. Miles
    Howdy JayMan,

    I've been off the net for a while doing research, but wanted to thank you for this excellent piece, and to let you know that my latest is very much in line with it.

    I've in particular found a fair amount of data on Muslim immigrant crime in Europe, and am curious what you think about the genetics of the question? In particular countries like Algeria or Morocco, which are not so high-crime as countries, but whose immigrants wreak havoc all over France, Switzerland, Denmark?

    Or Pakistanis, who are quite socially dysfunctional in Europe, but Hindu Indians are not... is it a question of clannishness only, or...What is it about Islam that is linked to genetics, aside from just cousin marriage, which doesn't expain it all? Would appreciate your comments.

    Thanks a lot for the compliments! Your latest piece was excellent, as always.

    I’ve been off the net for a while doing research, but wanted to thank you for this excellent piece, and to let you know that my latest is very much in line with it.

    I’ve in particular found a fair amount of data on Muslim immigrant crime in Europe, and am curious what you think about the genetics of the question? In particular countries like Algeria or Morocco, which are not so high-crime as countries, but whose immigrants wreak havoc all over France, Switzerland, Denmark?

    I think Steve Sailer put it best:

    In Arab countries, except sometimes during the Arab Spring, disorganized street crime is surprisingly rare. That’s because Arabs know how to police Arabs. It’s not a pleasant subject to look into, but they don’t achieve law and order purely through police brutality. Besides using torture, police forces in Arab countries target criminals’ elders. When the senior members of the clan stand to lose from their grandsons’ viciousness, they find ways to keep them in line.

    By contrast, under the comparatively lax NW European law enforcement, and lacking the threat of clan retribution by aggrieved relatives of victims, Muslim criminals run amok.

    Or Pakistanis, who are quite socially dysfunctional in Europe, but Hindu Indians are not… is it a question of clannishness only

    Pakistanis are much more clannish than Hindu Indians.

    What is it about Islam that is linked to genetics, aside from just cousin marriage, which doesn’t expain it all? Would appreciate your comments.

    Different selective pressures over the centuries.

    That said, if I’m not mistaken, the average IQ of Pakistanis in Britain is lower than the average IQ of British Indians. Will have to look that up.

    Read More
    ReplyAgree/Disagree/Etc.
  • I’m going to break something. Or maybe kick the dog. Sometimes it seems to me that I am the only gringo on this whole sorry planet who does not think Mexicans are scum–filthy, perverted, and witless. They are not, dammit. If you want to criticize Mexico, stick to facts, such as that it is corrupt...
  • I have an affinity for the USA I grew up in, – thats the heart of it. I see shows on TV about the no go zones due to Mexican drug gangs, and this is not a part of the US I grew up in.
    What is a 70 yr old white guy supposed to do- welcome the invasion? What can I do? not much, but don’t ask me to celebrate diversity. There is always an element of the exotic to a foreign culture, and the Mexican culture in the south west before 1960 was like that, nice to visit and respect, and then come home. I suppose the best result now is a canonization of the US, where at least people can find some refuge for their own culture.
    Now if you are white, this means you are a bigot. If not white, it is simply a realization of the celebration of your roots. -The federal government is simply after the destruction of any vestige of the American life I remember. It is frankly too late to save the whole country, and a sea change in Washington allowing this sort of canonization is all I can hope for now. The civil rights legislation of the 1960′s will have to go. If i was Amish, do i not have the right to live in a community with people that can surround themselves in a culture the have chosen? If the Amish community decides some businesses – and frankly some people, are not wanted in their faces, is it against some federal law? If the people in Zion Illinois want to put a cross on the side of their police cars, why is this now outlawed?

    The maximum freedom does not accrue to a society in which laws are enacted to promote a culture neutral world with hostility toward traditional values, at least not on a nationwide scale. Canonization is the only hope, and this can be done only with vast national changes. Frankly I don’t care of some counties in Los Vegas allow prostitution. It’s their back yard. Why can’t the Federal Government show the same respect to local culture in the public square , county by county. and let people to move to the place that suits them. Thats why gun control does not work. This is a culture war issue, and the urban sophisticates want to ban guns. I grew up in a small down basically rural place where guns were everywhere, and one policy is not suitable for the entire country. The argument goes that bad people can buy guns in hick-ville and do their evil back in the city, but contraband in a big city comes in by the ton anyway (in the case of marijuana ) so if people want guns, there is merely a cost premium in a city- thats all.

    Read More
    • Agree: anarchyst
    ReplyAgree/Disagree/Etc.
  • (My reader poll results will have to wait, but rest assured, they're coming.) Yet another terrorist attack in Paris – this year: I wish I could say I was even remotely surprised – perhaps only at the precise time, and that's all. For this is just another example of what I and so many others...
  • Howdy JayMan,

    I’ve been off the net for a while doing research, but wanted to thank you for this excellent piece, and to let you know that my latest is very much in line with it.

    I’ve in particular found a fair amount of data on Muslim immigrant crime in Europe, and am curious what you think about the genetics of the question? In particular countries like Algeria or Morocco, which are not so high-crime as countries, but whose immigrants wreak havoc all over France, Switzerland, Denmark?

    Or Pakistanis, who are quite socially dysfunctional in Europe, but Hindu Indians are not… is it a question of clannishness only, or…What is it about Islam that is linked to genetics, aside from just cousin marriage, which doesn’t expain it all? Would appreciate your comments.

    Read More
    • Replies: @JayMan
    Thanks a lot for the compliments! Your latest piece was excellent, as always.

    I’ve been off the net for a while doing research, but wanted to thank you for this excellent piece, and to let you know that my latest is very much in line with it.

    I’ve in particular found a fair amount of data on Muslim immigrant crime in Europe, and am curious what you think about the genetics of the question? In particular countries like Algeria or Morocco, which are not so high-crime as countries, but whose immigrants wreak havoc all over France, Switzerland, Denmark?
     

    I think Steve Sailer put it best:

    In Arab countries, except sometimes during the Arab Spring, disorganized street crime is surprisingly rare. That’s because Arabs know how to police Arabs. It’s not a pleasant subject to look into, but they don’t achieve law and order purely through police brutality. Besides using torture, police forces in Arab countries target criminals’ elders. When the senior members of the clan stand to lose from their grandsons’ viciousness, they find ways to keep them in line.
     
    By contrast, under the comparatively lax NW European law enforcement, and lacking the threat of clan retribution by aggrieved relatives of victims, Muslim criminals run amok.

    Or Pakistanis, who are quite socially dysfunctional in Europe, but Hindu Indians are not… is it a question of clannishness only
     
    Pakistanis are much more clannish than Hindu Indians.

    What is it about Islam that is linked to genetics, aside from just cousin marriage, which doesn’t expain it all? Would appreciate your comments.
     
    Different selective pressures over the centuries.

    That said, if I'm not mistaken, the average IQ of Pakistanis in Britain is lower than the average IQ of British Indians. Will have to look that up.

    ReplyAgree/Disagree/Etc.
  • I’m going to break something. Or maybe kick the dog. Sometimes it seems to me that I am the only gringo on this whole sorry planet who does not think Mexicans are scum–filthy, perverted, and witless. They are not, dammit. If you want to criticize Mexico, stick to facts, such as that it is corrupt...
  • “Sometimes it seems to me that I am the only gringo on this whole sorry planet who does not think Mexicans are scum–filthy, perverted, and witless.”

    This sounds like the cry of the libs who think all whites are racists by being white.

    Read More
    ReplyAgree/Disagree/Etc.
  • @Leftist conservative
    there is a lot of truth to what you say, fred, but we don't really care....we white americans have been watching the elite of america demonize us from decades, and we have been watching the elite of america idolize nonwhites for decades. What the elite have been doing is wrong, evil, and we are fighting back with everything we have. One way we are fighting back is elevating whites in social status and lowering nonwhites in social status, the opposite of what the elite institutions have been doing for decades.

    Fred, War is Hell. And this is war. You don't like it? Tough titty.

    there is a lot of truth to what you say, fred, but we don’t really care….we white americans have been watching the elite of america demonize us from decades, and we have been watching the elite of america idolize nonwhites for decades. What the elite have been doing is wrong, evil, and we are fighting back with everything we have. One way we are fighting back is elevating whites in social status and lowering nonwhites in social status, the opposite of what the elite institutions have been doing for decades.

    Fred, War is Hell. And this is war. You don’t like it? Tough titty.

    I like this comment. Its candor is engaging, but I don’t agree. When you abandon factual accuracy, you are not really fighting with everything you have.

    Ann Coulter is effective at provocation, but not persuasion. Fred Reed excels at both. At most, she’s using only half her brain. He uses each half of his. She’s a celebrity who confirms what her fans already believe. He’s under the radar, enlisting facts to make people question their beliefs on every side.

    Read More
    ReplyAgree/Disagree/Etc.
  • @Honesthughgrant
    Yes, I like Mexicans - in Mexico. The problem is the Mexican government over the last 25 years has tried to export their poorest and least educated people to the USA. Yeah, let the Gringos take care of them and have them send some $$$ back to Mexico.

    If Coulter and others are somewhat unfair in their generalizations about Mexican immigrants, so what? It just counteracts the massive propaganda from Wall Street (looking for cheap labor) and the Liberal Democrats (who want more voters) that every Mexican is hard working, social conservative, who just wants to become a Yankee doodle dandy.

    Fred needs to stop telling us that all Mexicans aren't rapists, and start telling us what your average working class/poor Mexican acutally believes. Is he a socialist or a free marketer? How religious is he? How disciplined and future oriented is he? Why does he put up with a corrupt government? And what are the chances he's going to vote Republican.

    And if Mexico is so great, why is he going to the USA? And how do we keep him from turning the USA into Mexico?

    If Coulter and others are somewhat unfair in their generalizations about Mexican immigrants, so what? It just counteracts the massive propaganda…

    Being reliable as to facts is actually helpful in countering propaganda when your audience or your readership hasn’t already decided to agree with you. Coulter’s goal is provocation rather than persuasion; accuracy is rarely provocative enough to suit her. Appreciating Coulter, or not, is a matter of taste. Relying on her version of the facts or, worse, proclaiming her an avatar of truth, is reckless when your goal is persuasion, in that it will too often trigger a rejection of your arguments.

    Read More
    ReplyAgree/Disagree/Etc.
  • Offer Mexican states US statehood and be done with it.

    Read More
    ReplyAgree/Disagree/Etc.
  • @vinteuil
    OK, ID, so you're partial to Aristotelian metaphysics, and you think it can't be reconciled with HBD? Have I got that right?

    I, too, find Thomistic/Aristotelian metaphysics quite interesting - I teach its elements, as best I can, with some regularity, at a little Jesuit College in the Midwest.

    But I've never been able to see the incompatibility. If anything, I think that HBD would *gain* in credibility were it to throw off the legacy of Hume & his successors and embrace the reality of the *final cause.*

    Well, if I understand correctly what you’re getting at, I suppose that would be fine, but it would necessarily involve a very different definition of HBD than the one currently in place (especially the ‘B’ part).

    Obviously, I believe that there are very real, significant, and intractable physiognomic distinctions between the races; and yes, this is entirely compatible with Aristotelian metaphysics. My main beef here is with Darwinism and molecular genetics, which are not.

    Read More
    • Replies: @Anonymous
    Modern Darwinian evolutionary theory is proud that it has cast off the quaint Aristotelean notion of teleological cause, causa finalis. Instead, it sticks to the strict scientificity of efficient cause. Or so it claims. Evolution is said to proceed via natural selection that selects the successful living species that are generated by chance mutations of genes. The criterion of success is simply that a species survives, for there is a so-called 'struggle of survival' among the species.

    Teleological explanation, by contrast, is said to 'explain' the successful features of living beings that allow them to survive in terms of their purposeful design by some maker or other. For instance, the beaks of certain species of finches would be designed to be adapted specifically to a certain environment, thus enabling the finches to successfully survive to the point of reproduction. (If you don't believe this is how teleology in evolution is thought about, listen to the reputable philosopher of science, Michael Ruse, in his recent lecture on the Gaia Hypothesis.) Evolutionary theory pooh poohs the 'ridiculous' idea of teleological design.

    But is evolutionary theory too quick to assume airs of superiority?

    First of all, its claim to stick to efficient causality is shaky, since the mutation of species relies essentially on chance, i.e. contingency. In Aristotle's thinking this is change _kata symbebaekos_, i.e. change that just 'comes along' (from _symbainein_ 'to go along with'). Mutations just 'happen', without any cause at all being able to be named, let alone any efficient cause. Contingent being, i.e. the mode of being _kata symbebaekos_, is opposed in Aristotle to being _kath' auto_, i.e. being according to itself, or being in itself, intrinsic, essential being. Thus e.g. human being is 'according to itself' being that 'has the logos, language', whereas whether a human being is white is contingent; whiteness just 'comes along' as an accidental attribute to human being.

    Second of all, and more importantly, that life has a _telos_ does not boil down to the notion that each species were purposefully designed. Purpose (_hou heneka_) in Aristotle is not to be equated with _telos_, since it is only one kind of _telos_. The scientists miss this. Furthermore, they overlook that they already unwittingly name the _telos_ of life, of course, without thinking at all about it, for they say there is a 'struggle for survival'. This means life is essentially a will to live. According to Aristotle (and today, modern science is by no means beyond Aristotle, but abysmally ignorant of his thinking), life is that mode of being characterized essentially by _metabolae kath' auto_, i.e. by movement/change from within itself. Living beings move/change by themselves, rather than having to be moved by something else. Aristotle has four kinds of movement/change according to i) where (locomotion), ii) how much (growth and decay) iii) how (qualitative change, such as when a dog learns a new trick or a tree's leaves change colour) and iv) what (reproduction). The last named is a synonym for survival of the species. Life is that mode of being that strives to perpetuate itself.

    Now, the evolutionary scientists' next move is to pooh pooh the idea that life could be characterized as essentially a will to live. Where's the will? they ask. Have you asked a plant lately what it wants? But there are different levels of will. Will that sees what change it wants and strives to get it is purposeful will. Wishing is a will that doesn't strive. Urge or drive is blind will, but nevertheless directed toward some end, some _telos_. Living beings are essentially characterized by the urge to survive. This urge includes the drives to flee or otherwise avert life-threatening danger, to nourish themselves, to reproduce.

    So scientific evolutionary theory, albeit implicitly, smuggles in from the outset the _telos_ of all life: the urge to survive. Life is that mode of being with the urge to perpetuate its own self-movement. All living beings strive essentially to bring themselves into presence and maintain this self-moving presence for as long as possible. One aspect of life's self-movement is reproduction itself, through which the species itself is propagated.

    Evolutionary theory is at a loss to account for the essence, the nature of life itself as self-movement. Its apparatus of efficient causality must capitulate before this self-presencing of life itself. This does not prevent it, however, from blindly and vainly seeking the efficient causes of life itself through, say. molecular biology, thus maintaining the efficient causal hierarchy for the ultimate scientific explanation of the cosmos from physics through chemistry to biology (and then on to explaining human consciousness itself as some complicated kind of neuronal processing).

    Modern science is in its essence wedded to efficient causality, i.e. to effectiveness, and it will defend to the bitter end this betrothal to the will to effective power -- that is, until there is an historical occasion for an alternative way of thinking to make inroads against its dogma. Modern science's arrogant over-self-confidence is the present-day form of superstition that reigns in the universities right through the media to everyday prejudices.
    ReplyAgree/Disagree/Etc.
  • @Intelligent Dasein
    I would love to, but it's a far-ranging and lengthy project. I'm not sure how to advert to something which ought to be common knowledge but isn't.

    Basically, I'm saying that substantial differences must be differences of soul, not of biology. In fact, even to the extent that such differences are reflected in biology, they arise from the immaterial substantial form, i.e. the soul.

    Are you familiar with Aristotle? Hylemorphic composition? Have you read De Anima? It's readily available online, free of charge.

    OK, ID, so you’re partial to Aristotelian metaphysics, and you think it can’t be reconciled with HBD? Have I got that right?

    I, too, find Thomistic/Aristotelian metaphysics quite interesting – I teach its elements, as best I can, with some regularity, at a little Jesuit College in the Midwest.

    But I’ve never been able to see the incompatibility. If anything, I think that HBD would *gain* in credibility were it to throw off the legacy of Hume & his successors and embrace the reality of the *final cause.*

    Read More
    • Replies: @Intelligent Dasein
    Well, if I understand correctly what you're getting at, I suppose that would be fine, but it would necessarily involve a very different definition of HBD than the one currently in place (especially the 'B' part).

    Obviously, I believe that there are very real, significant, and intractable physiognomic distinctions between the races; and yes, this is entirely compatible with Aristotelian metaphysics. My main beef here is with Darwinism and molecular genetics, which are not.
    , @Junior

    I, too, find Thomistic/Aristotelian metaphysics quite interesting – I teach its elements, as best I can, with some regularity, at a little Jesuit College in the Midwest.

    But I’ve never been able to see the incompatibility.
     

    I'm also intrigued by your teaching metaphysics at a Jesuit College because I feel that the two would probably have a lot of incompatibility. I'm curious, do you run into a lot of things that religion and metaphysics might be at odds with one another about? Do you ever go into discussions about re-incarnation of the soul, in regards to what I THINK Intelligent Dasein was referring to? Do you ever discuss early church teachings, as with Origen, about re-incarnation that were made anathema by Emperor Justinian's decree? I should also say, I believe in re-incarnation and that is the reason for my curiosity.
    , @Junior
    I should also say, I know that you were talking about whether Metaphysics is incompatible with HBD and so I'm sorry to take it on a different tangent but your post sparked my curiosity.
    ReplyAgree/Disagree/Etc.
  • With any broad demographic group, there are goods and bads.

    Mexican people and culture have many positives, but there are real negatives too. Often it’s bad taste, mean, and miserable to notice the negatives demographic groups, but they are often completely true. Sure, many Mexicans are absolutely amazing people, and there are great broad traits to the culture, but there are very real negatives as well. Also, if you meet an amazing person from a particular demographic group, which there are many amazing Mexican people, you often want to fight any racism away to help them. But some racist stereotypes are still completely true.

    One example, is Mexicans have their own racism. My wife worked at a US middle school with a student body that is ~90%+ Mexican American. The small number of white students in attendance are brutally bullied for their race. Adults are completely different from children in this respect. Mexican adults are usually completely respectful to whites, but even the Mexican adults at that school will agree that there is anti-white racism and white families shouldn’t send their kids to a 90%+ Mexican American school.

    I know a Mexican American adult who points out how despite the school faculty bending over backwards, that high school kids fiercely divide by race. Adults, not as much.

    Ann Coulter is generally correct and very insightful but it’s often a real negative to think about. That’s how all HBD is.

    I’d also stress that some of the Coulter/HBD/VDare is an over reaction to the mainstream tendency to aggressively deny or hide any negative patterns in non-white demographics.

    Read More
    ReplyAgree/Disagree/Etc.
  • (My reader poll results will have to wait, but rest assured, they're coming.) Yet another terrorist attack in Paris – this year: I wish I could say I was even remotely surprised – perhaps only at the precise time, and that's all. For this is just another example of what I and so many others...
  • […] ADDED: “The problem, ultimately, is this …” […]

    Read More
    ReplyAgree/Disagree/Etc.
  • I’m going to break something. Or maybe kick the dog. Sometimes it seems to me that I am the only gringo on this whole sorry planet who does not think Mexicans are scum–filthy, perverted, and witless. They are not, dammit. If you want to criticize Mexico, stick to facts, such as that it is corrupt...
  • @Intelligent Dasein
    I would love to, but it's a far-ranging and lengthy project. I'm not sure how to advert to something which ought to be common knowledge but isn't.

    Basically, I'm saying that substantial differences must be differences of soul, not of biology. In fact, even to the extent that such differences are reflected in biology, they arise from the immaterial substantial form, i.e. the soul.

    Are you familiar with Aristotle? Hylemorphic composition? Have you read De Anima? It's readily available online, free of charge.

    Basically, I’m saying that substantial differences must be differences of soul, not of biology. In fact, even to the extent that such differences are reflected in biology, they arise from the immaterial substantial form, i.e. the soul.

    Is there any evidence for this?

    Read More
    ReplyAgree/Disagree/Etc.
  • @Anonymous
    If I were a Mexican, I would be violently angry at the way Americans have screwed over my country, turning it into a drug-and-violent-crime sewer by creating a huge magnet of illegal-drug money. Yes, Mexico has problems, but we are responsible for much of the worst part.

    Please, coca doesn’t grow in Mexico and neither does meth (joke). In addition, the pot grown in America is superior in many cases to Mexican weed. You might have an argument if the raw materials of the drug trade could only come from Mexico and a bunch of Americans were forcing Mexicans to increase production but that isn’t what is happening. They are voluntarily entering the market and using violence to hold onto market share.

    Of course if you were a Mexican who was violently angry it would be because you are stupid and have no ability to see the total picture and would want to blame anybody but yourself.

    Read More
    • Replies: @Stephen R. Diamond
    My understanding of how the U.S. screwed up Mexico is that it pressured the Mexican state to engage in the "war on drugs," which predictably strengthened the drug cartels.
    ReplyAgree/Disagree/Etc.
  • If I were a Mexican, I would be violently angry at the way Americans have screwed over my country, turning it into a drug-and-violent-crime sewer by creating a huge magnet of illegal-drug money. Yes, Mexico has problems, but we are responsible for much of the worst part.

    Read More
    • Replies: @MarkinLA
    Please, coca doesn't grow in Mexico and neither does meth (joke). In addition, the pot grown in America is superior in many cases to Mexican weed. You might have an argument if the raw materials of the drug trade could only come from Mexico and a bunch of Americans were forcing Mexicans to increase production but that isn't what is happening. They are voluntarily entering the market and using violence to hold onto market share.

    Of course if you were a Mexican who was violently angry it would be because you are stupid and have no ability to see the total picture and would want to blame anybody but yourself.
    ReplyAgree/Disagree/Etc.
  • @WhatEvvs
    Bingo.

    The WN attitude towards Jews is the same attitude as blacks have towards "white privilege." It's mythical but it makes inadequate people feel better about personal failure.

    Jew?

    Read More
    ReplyAgree/Disagree/Etc.
  • @Intelligent Dasein
    Alright, I'll try to be be specific.

    I don't often read Sailer for the very reasons I mentioned above. In fact, I pretty much tuned him out for many years. But I do read the VDARE website, which brings me into the Sailer orbit since his blogs are often cross-posted there. However, without a determined search, which I would rather not spend the time on today, I'm not going to be able to do much better than rough anecdotes.

    For example, I recall a post from years ago on the old iSteve blog in which Sailer was discussing something about testosterone levels among businessmen. The substance of the article involved no departure from the usual Sailerian shtick, but what caught my eye was that Steve described himself as "a low-T kind of guy" who, for that reason, was just not interested in the macho behavior engaged in by young financial professionals. He concluded by observing that women business majors generally convert themselves into supportive helpmates for their alpha-male husbands rather than become business leaders themselves, and that "he had no problem with that."

    There was a lot I found preposterous about the article. I am disgusted by simplistic talk about "alpha male behavior" among human beings, as if we were just some irrational primate species. Even to the extent that such categories are valid, it is the height of absurdity to suppose that they have anything to do with minute variations in serum testosterone levels between individuals. I don't consider finance to be a particularly alpha-like field to begin with; it is generally more of a sinecure for those with the right credentials. And I'm not sure why anyone would be surprised to learn that women would rather be wives and helpers than business leaders.

    With so much nonsense afflicting his judgment, I'm not sure that Steve's observations concerning himself are empirically accurate in any case. But to be a self-confessed "low-T guy" when he believes higher testosterone levels are necessary for manliness, and to profess no interest in the same behaviors which he himself defines as manly, is tantamount to saying, "I'm not much of a man according to my own standards, but I don't really care." There is something fundamentally weird about that. Such an attitude gives me the same queasy felling that straight men used to feel in the presence of homosexuals before gay-norming went mainstream. No pity or mercy should be extended to a creature who will not advance its own cause.

    Steve also caters to the grossest stereotypes involving black men and penis size, and in general the role that secondary sex characteristics play in driving miscegenation. Notwithstanding the fact that there is no statistically significant difference between white and black penises, and that even in this day and age miscegenation is rare enough to be considered a nonexistent problem, who the hell spends their time thinking about such things? Is this really the occupation of an adult? Are we to believe that HBD now qualifies as sober, hard-hitting journalism because because Steve has a dot chart showing that black male/white female couples slightly outnumber white male/black female couples?

    Now couple all this with Steve's constant whining about not being allowed to write for the mainstream media. He and his fans would fain believe that this is attributable to his topics being too "edgy" and contrary to the PC narrative. In reality it is because HBD is ridiculous and practically nobody cares about it. HBD is the exclusive concern of a handful of internet weirdos who seem to have motivations which are, to say the least, mysterious;--like Steve Sailor, the self-described wimp who likes to write about black manliness and hang out with Taki; like John Derbyshire, the White Nationalist with the Asian wife.

    As far as the alt-right is concerned, HBD (like that other vile three-letter abbreviation, PUA) is a waste of time. A fascination with it is the mark of a loser, a freak, or a hypocrite. It is not at all necessary for the political goals of the movement; and as it is founded on pseudoscientific absurdity, it only makes the rest of us appear that much more ridiculous by association. We had a very successful segregated society for hundreds of years here in America without a trace of HBD entering into the matter. All that's needed is political realism and genuine (not imaginary) virtue among whites. I'll take that over gene sequences any day.

    “As far as the alt-right is concerned, HBD (like that other vile three-letter abbreviation, PUA) is a waste of time. A fascination with it is the mark of a loser, a freak, or a hypocrite.”

    You’ve been spending quite a bit of time here.

    Read More
    ReplyAgree/Disagree/Etc.
  • Enough. I shall go deep into the Okefenokee Swamp, dwell in a hut of clay and wattles made, and live on crocodile meat and watermelons. The modern world is too much for me. I have just read ¡Adios, America! by Ann Coulter, and discovered that Mexico, my current home, is a suppurating moral sore where...
  • Mr. Reed,

    You are correct about the legal codes of the states of Mexico. No one who has traveled in Latin America would believe that rubbish from Ms. Coulter. I too have traveled in Mexico, and while I am less fond of it than you, I do agree that there are many beautiful Mexican cities full of art and culture. My personal favorite is Merida.

    What I would like to submit for your consideration is that America is not receiving the best and the brightest of Mexico. Mexico has a growing economy and the best and brightest have no reason to hop the border. What we are getting is the ash and trash of Mexico (and Central America). If Mexico was in a more cooperative mood, I am sure we’d find a large percentage of illegal aliens have criminal records in both Mexico and the United States. Mexico wishes to bid “Adios” to such people and who could blame them.

    The only part of your article I actually feel offended by is your characterization of the wonderful nation of Belize as a “third world hellhole”. I find it hard to believe you would say this unless your travels in Belize were limited to the “economic free zone” outside of Chetumal or a cruise layover in the dive bars of Belize City. I would much rather retire to Belize where I can actually own real property outright, transact my daily business in English, and be surrounded by wonderful people who do not hate the gringo.

    Read More
    ReplyAgree/Disagree/Etc.
  • I’m going to break something. Or maybe kick the dog. Sometimes it seems to me that I am the only gringo on this whole sorry planet who does not think Mexicans are scum–filthy, perverted, and witless. They are not, dammit. If you want to criticize Mexico, stick to facts, such as that it is corrupt...
  • WhatEvvs [AKA "Internet Addict"] says:
    @Stephen R. Diamond
    To invert the charges, white nationalists have gotten into the habit of aping the "victimized" groups. They claim victimization by those groups. I'm never completely sure whether this is serious or an ironical art form. Unfortunately, it seems to be the first.

    While it doesn't reflect directly on the merits, it's suspicious that hbd adopts this same (slimy) propaganda technique. Trying to seize on the popularity of "diversity," it betrays the same underlying cynicism as the blog "Overcoming Bias," which also tries its hand at rhetorical co-optation.

    Bingo.

    The WN attitude towards Jews is the same attitude as blacks have towards “white privilege.” It’s mythical but it makes inadequate people feel better about personal failure.

    Read More
    • Replies: @Truth
    Jew?
    ReplyAgree/Disagree/Etc.
  • @Intelligent Dasein
    I would love to, but it's a far-ranging and lengthy project. I'm not sure how to advert to something which ought to be common knowledge but isn't.

    Basically, I'm saying that substantial differences must be differences of soul, not of biology. In fact, even to the extent that such differences are reflected in biology, they arise from the immaterial substantial form, i.e. the soul.

    Are you familiar with Aristotle? Hylemorphic composition? Have you read De Anima? It's readily available online, free of charge.

    I find the novelty of your idea interesting. All my life I have been around people who insist that blacks and whites are mentally and physically different and incompatible, but just as fervently insist that their souls are the same. Now you tell me that biologically we are the same but our soul is different.

    Read More
    ReplyAgree/Disagree/Etc.
  • @animalogic
    Although i wont want to be believed, i do not want to make overly value laden judgements.
    1. Mexican immigration ? A structural issue, largely consequent on NAFTA and the destruction of mexican peasant agriculture, and the domination of neoliberalism over all aspects of mexico's economy.
    1a. Mexican immigration: supported by elites as a gravitation pull towards wage suppression ?
    2. Mexican crime ? Dont like it ? Stop buying their drugs...where else do they get the bulk of their money ?
    3. US immigration ? Goes beyond mexico. Standard rule applies: greater the dis equalibrium of wealth/wages between neighbours the greater the liklihood you will get flows from low to high. Fair trade and policy adapted to each countries national needs would be a start.
    4. Mexican corruption ? The spainish set such a high standard, didn't they ? Low per capita income, great income disparity and a weak legal system = good ingredients for corruption stew...?
    5. Mexicans in the US ? Deny they are an easy target ? Deny that 30 odd years of neoliberalism has not sent fissures and rot deep into American culture and society....Are mexicans innocent ? No, but theres an awful LOT of guilt to go round...

    A structural issue, largely consequent on NAFTA and the destruction of mexican peasant agriculture,

    Wrong. NAFTA wasn’t ratified until 1994 and the effects certainly didn’t happen overnight. Mexico had a economic crisis that probably had more to do with it than NAFTA.

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

    Just plain old Mexican corruption – Occam’s razor.

    Read More
    ReplyAgree/Disagree/Etc.
  • @Dipwill
    Mexican cartels are very large and well organized. Their tactics and reach are on par with terrorist and insurgent groups elsewhere in the world. Not to deny the IQ deficit*, but Mexican (and other latin american ones) are not clear examples of this.

    In that vein, I find it ironic how various HBDers, who pine on about Siciliy/southern italian, speak of the mafia in the same breath as southern Italy's supposed IQ deficit, when the mafia's organization and reach has always been the opposite. It's in the name- "organized crime." But these are people who like to act like Sicily is such an incredibly alien, isolated place compared to the rest of Europe (not to deny it is one of the most dysfunctional parts though), and that it took Richard Lynn's boundless insight (who is NOT overwhelmingly full of himself and essentially a charlatan) to reveal to us their IQ is as low as that of Mexicans.

    And don't forget Albania having an IQ as low as 80, another gem from him.

    Organized crimes most important features are it’s discipline and size just like that of an army. The intelligence of the average “soldier” is way down the list of necessities. Those people just have to ruthlessly follow orders. Their size means that there will be people around to intimidate anybody who resists (rats) on them so the many crimes will never be reported.

    It doesn’t take that much intelligence to run the organization either. The Colombians aren’t designing and building those drug submarines themselves, they pay somebody else to do it. You probably can’t be a complete idiot but I doubt an IQ above 100 is needed.

    Read More
    ReplyAgree/Disagree/Etc.
  • ”If you want to criticize Mexico, stick to facts, such as that it is corrupt to the roots of its teeth and terribly governed, that the narcos are out of control, the police criminals, and that it qualifies as a failed state by some (reasonable) definitions.”
    And yet Fred can’t wrap his brain around the notion that there are people who don’t want to see places like California, or for that matter, the rest of the US transformed into that.

    http://www.unz.com/isteve/sailer-in-takis-turf-wars-the-problem-and-the-promise/

    ”And as a grown-up I think it’s only reasonable to not want Southern California to turn into another outpost of Latin America—Tijuana is okay to visit, but I wouldn’t want to live there.”

    Read More
    ReplyAgree/Disagree/Etc.
  • @Stephen R. Diamond

    HBDers can conceive of no intrinsic difference that is not biological.
     
    While I don't think I'm an HBDer, I still can't conceive of an intrinsic difference (between races qua races) that isn't biological. Can you provide more of a clue?

    I would love to, but it’s a far-ranging and lengthy project. I’m not sure how to advert to something which ought to be common knowledge but isn’t.

    Basically, I’m saying that substantial differences must be differences of soul, not of biology. In fact, even to the extent that such differences are reflected in biology, they arise from the immaterial substantial form, i.e. the soul.

    Are you familiar with Aristotle? Hylemorphic composition? Have you read De Anima? It’s readily available online, free of charge.

    Read More
    • Replies: @iffen
    I find the novelty of your idea interesting. All my life I have been around people who insist that blacks and whites are mentally and physically different and incompatible, but just as fervently insist that their souls are the same. Now you tell me that biologically we are the same but our soul is different.
    , @Pierre

    Basically, I’m saying that substantial differences must be differences of soul, not of biology. In fact, even to the extent that such differences are reflected in biology, they arise from the immaterial substantial form, i.e. the soul.
     
    Is there any evidence for this?
    , @vinteuil
    OK, ID, so you're partial to Aristotelian metaphysics, and you think it can't be reconciled with HBD? Have I got that right?

    I, too, find Thomistic/Aristotelian metaphysics quite interesting - I teach its elements, as best I can, with some regularity, at a little Jesuit College in the Midwest.

    But I've never been able to see the incompatibility. If anything, I think that HBD would *gain* in credibility were it to throw off the legacy of Hume & his successors and embrace the reality of the *final cause.*
    , @Junior

    Basically, I’m saying that substantial differences must be differences of soul, not of biology. In fact, even to the extent that such differences are reflected in biology, they arise from the immaterial substantial form, i.e. the soul.
     
    You have a very interesting and different belief than these psuedoscience HBDers and it intrigues me. I haven't read De Anima, but am I to understand you correctly that you believe that the soul manifests itself into a certain race and that it chooses that race that it re-incarnates into based on a different level of "superiority" that each race represents?
    ReplyAgree/Disagree/Etc.
  • @5371
    Having some experience on the internet, I find it most refreshing that Sailer never boasts of any personal military record or sporting achievements, of exercising a magnetic hold over the female sex, or of repelling and deterring any physical attacks. I share your discomfort with many aspects of the HBD movement, especially its fetishisation of IQ and careless use of the Greek alphabet. But these characteristics reflect the average exponent, and I perceive Sailer as considerably above that level. Not an infallible imam, but a highly stimulating and genuinely curious journalist. Are those qualities really so common that we can afford to despise them? All men naturally strive after knowledge.

    Having some experience on the internet, I find it most refreshing that Sailer never boasts of any personal military record or sporting achievements, of exercising a magnetic hold over the female sex, or of repelling and deterring any physical attacks.

    Hey Unz, I guess you’ll have to pull out of those negotiations on offering Twinkie and Joe Webb columns.

    Read More
    ReplyAgree/Disagree/Etc.
  • @Intelligent Dasein
    Alright, I'll try to be be specific.

    I don't often read Sailer for the very reasons I mentioned above. In fact, I pretty much tuned him out for many years. But I do read the VDARE website, which brings me into the Sailer orbit since his blogs are often cross-posted there. However, without a determined search, which I would rather not spend the time on today, I'm not going to be able to do much better than rough anecdotes.

    For example, I recall a post from years ago on the old iSteve blog in which Sailer was discussing something about testosterone levels among businessmen. The substance of the article involved no departure from the usual Sailerian shtick, but what caught my eye was that Steve described himself as "a low-T kind of guy" who, for that reason, was just not interested in the macho behavior engaged in by young financial professionals. He concluded by observing that women business majors generally convert themselves into supportive helpmates for their alpha-male husbands rather than become business leaders themselves, and that "he had no problem with that."

    There was a lot I found preposterous about the article. I am disgusted by simplistic talk about "alpha male behavior" among human beings, as if we were just some irrational primate species. Even to the extent that such categories are valid, it is the height of absurdity to suppose that they have anything to do with minute variations in serum testosterone levels between individuals. I don't consider finance to be a particularly alpha-like field to begin with; it is generally more of a sinecure for those with the right credentials. And I'm not sure why anyone would be surprised to learn that women would rather be wives and helpers than business leaders.

    With so much nonsense afflicting his judgment, I'm not sure that Steve's observations concerning himself are empirically accurate in any case. But to be a self-confessed "low-T guy" when he believes higher testosterone levels are necessary for manliness, and to profess no interest in the same behaviors which he himself defines as manly, is tantamount to saying, "I'm not much of a man according to my own standards, but I don't really care." There is something fundamentally weird about that. Such an attitude gives me the same queasy felling that straight men used to feel in the presence of homosexuals before gay-norming went mainstream. No pity or mercy should be extended to a creature who will not advance its own cause.

    Steve also caters to the grossest stereotypes involving black men and penis size, and in general the role that secondary sex characteristics play in driving miscegenation. Notwithstanding the fact that there is no statistically significant difference between white and black penises, and that even in this day and age miscegenation is rare enough to be considered a nonexistent problem, who the hell spends their time thinking about such things? Is this really the occupation of an adult? Are we to believe that HBD now qualifies as sober, hard-hitting journalism because because Steve has a dot chart showing that black male/white female couples slightly outnumber white male/black female couples?

    Now couple all this with Steve's constant whining about not being allowed to write for the mainstream media. He and his fans would fain believe that this is attributable to his topics being too "edgy" and contrary to the PC narrative. In reality it is because HBD is ridiculous and practically nobody cares about it. HBD is the exclusive concern of a handful of internet weirdos who seem to have motivations which are, to say the least, mysterious;--like Steve Sailor, the self-described wimp who likes to write about black manliness and hang out with Taki; like John Derbyshire, the White Nationalist with the Asian wife.

    As far as the alt-right is concerned, HBD (like that other vile three-letter abbreviation, PUA) is a waste of time. A fascination with it is the mark of a loser, a freak, or a hypocrite. It is not at all necessary for the political goals of the movement; and as it is founded on pseudoscientific absurdity, it only makes the rest of us appear that much more ridiculous by association. We had a very successful segregated society for hundreds of years here in America without a trace of HBD entering into the matter. All that's needed is political realism and genuine (not imaginary) virtue among whites. I'll take that over gene sequences any day.

    Steve also caters to the grossest stereotypes involving black men and penis size, and in general the role that secondary sex characteristics play in driving miscegenation.

    See, the guy’s not all bad.

    Read More
    ReplyAgree/Disagree/Etc.
  • @Ragno
    I'm torn, because - never thought I'd say this with a straight face - but some of the nicest folks I know are Mexicam. Seriously! But on the other hand illegal immigration, as it has been refashioned in our lifetimes as a cudgel of slow-motion genocide with which to beat traditional white majority populations to death, is the #1 economic and ecological threat facing Western (which is to say white, and let's stop pretending otherwise) Civilization. And must be addressed.

    Tell you what, though - I'm more than willing to compromise: I'd gladly swap - on an as-is, no-returns, no-questions-asked policy - our blacks even up for Mexicans on a one-for-one basis. I'd sign on for that and sleep like a baby afterwards - anyone would. The problem is finding even a third-world pesthole that would willingly take in our African-Americans en masse under any circumstances. (They're poor and uneducated, perhaps - that doesn't mean they're stupid.)

    How about it, Fred? Te gustas ese idea? No? Que sorpresa!

    I’d gladly swap – on an as-is, no-returns, no-questions-asked policy – our blacks even up for Mexicans on a one-for-one basis.

    Well, that’s a totally original sentiment around these parts.

    But lets make it interesting, how about a one-for-five basis. Would you Rango, and I’m making you king for the day, swap 38.5 million black people, for 192.5 million Mexicans; in addition to the 50 million we already have, for a new total of 242.5 million Mexicans to go with 200 Million whites and whoever else?

    WELL SPEAK UP, SON!

    Read More
    ReplyAgree/Disagree/Etc.
  • @Stan D Mute

    To invert the charges, white nationalists have gotten into the habit of aping the “victimized” groups. They claim victimization by those groups.
     
    Are you seriously trying to conflate "my great-great-great-grandmother might have been raped," with "I was raped." Or "my granddaddy couldn't buy a house in that neighborhood," with "I was robbed and beaten within an inch of my life in that neighborhood"?

    The professional victim class perpetually whines about offenses that may have happened generations ago. Whites today complain about what is happening right now - today. And if you profess there is no difference between what may have happened to somebody else in antiquity and what is happening to you at this moment, then you are clearly a Troll.

    Whites today complain about what is happening right now – today.

    So let me get this straight; the “professional victim class” just started whining about it 300 years later?

    Read More
    ReplyAgree/Disagree/Etc.
  • Fred, I recommend this site: http://www.borderlandbeat.com

    Read More
    ReplyAgree/Disagree/Etc.
  • @Intelligent Dasein

    False. Legally or culturally enforced segregation in America has always been accompanied by HBD inspired narratives of native differences between peoples.
     
    I anticipated that argument; and without belaboring the point, I will just say that it illustrates exactly what is wrong with HBD. Obviously, no legal or cultural segregation can exist without some means of discriminating between people. The idea that there are intrinsic differences between (for example) whites and blacks is entirely supported by experience. The experience is so basic and visceral, however, that it is not the sort of thing anybody feels the need to defend unless it is being attacked by an external agency. Then people reach out for "narratives" to help explain what never needed explaining before.

    Some of those narratives from the past may have veered into areas currently classified under the heading of biological differences. So what? The point is not that such examples can be found--after all, there were plenty of cranks and pseudoscientists in the past as well. The point is, what significance did those narratives possess? How and why were they received? Did people believe in intrinsic differences because they were convinced by the narrative, or did they buy the narrative only because they already believed in the differences?

    The problem with HBD is that it completely elides the distinction between intrinsic differences and biological differences. Being biological determinists, HBDers can conceive of no intrinsic difference that is not biological. They do not do metaphysics.

    Also, be wary of assessing strength and courage in people you haven’t met.
     
    Yes, be wary indeed.

    HBDers can conceive of no intrinsic difference that is not biological.

    While I don’t think I’m an HBDer, I still can’t conceive of an intrinsic difference (between races qua races) that isn’t biological. Can you provide more of a clue?

    Read More
    • Replies: @Intelligent Dasein
    I would love to, but it's a far-ranging and lengthy project. I'm not sure how to advert to something which ought to be common knowledge but isn't.

    Basically, I'm saying that substantial differences must be differences of soul, not of biology. In fact, even to the extent that such differences are reflected in biology, they arise from the immaterial substantial form, i.e. the soul.

    Are you familiar with Aristotle? Hylemorphic composition? Have you read De Anima? It's readily available online, free of charge.
    ReplyAgree/Disagree/Etc.
  • @Intelligent Dasein
    Alright, I'll try to be be specific.

    I don't often read Sailer for the very reasons I mentioned above. In fact, I pretty much tuned him out for many years. But I do read the VDARE website, which brings me into the Sailer orbit since his blogs are often cross-posted there. However, without a determined search, which I would rather not spend the time on today, I'm not going to be able to do much better than rough anecdotes.

    For example, I recall a post from years ago on the old iSteve blog in which Sailer was discussing something about testosterone levels among businessmen. The substance of the article involved no departure from the usual Sailerian shtick, but what caught my eye was that Steve described himself as "a low-T kind of guy" who, for that reason, was just not interested in the macho behavior engaged in by young financial professionals. He concluded by observing that women business majors generally convert themselves into supportive helpmates for their alpha-male husbands rather than become business leaders themselves, and that "he had no problem with that."

    There was a lot I found preposterous about the article. I am disgusted by simplistic talk about "alpha male behavior" among human beings, as if we were just some irrational primate species. Even to the extent that such categories are valid, it is the height of absurdity to suppose that they have anything to do with minute variations in serum testosterone levels between individuals. I don't consider finance to be a particularly alpha-like field to begin with; it is generally more of a sinecure for those with the right credentials. And I'm not sure why anyone would be surprised to learn that women would rather be wives and helpers than business leaders.

    With so much nonsense afflicting his judgment, I'm not sure that Steve's observations concerning himself are empirically accurate in any case. But to be a self-confessed "low-T guy" when he believes higher testosterone levels are necessary for manliness, and to profess no interest in the same behaviors which he himself defines as manly, is tantamount to saying, "I'm not much of a man according to my own standards, but I don't really care." There is something fundamentally weird about that. Such an attitude gives me the same queasy felling that straight men used to feel in the presence of homosexuals before gay-norming went mainstream. No pity or mercy should be extended to a creature who will not advance its own cause.

    Steve also caters to the grossest stereotypes involving black men and penis size, and in general the role that secondary sex characteristics play in driving miscegenation. Notwithstanding the fact that there is no statistically significant difference between white and black penises, and that even in this day and age miscegenation is rare enough to be considered a nonexistent problem, who the hell spends their time thinking about such things? Is this really the occupation of an adult? Are we to believe that HBD now qualifies as sober, hard-hitting journalism because because Steve has a dot chart showing that black male/white female couples slightly outnumber white male/black female couples?

    Now couple all this with Steve's constant whining about not being allowed to write for the mainstream media. He and his fans would fain believe that this is attributable to his topics being too "edgy" and contrary to the PC narrative. In reality it is because HBD is ridiculous and practically nobody cares about it. HBD is the exclusive concern of a handful of internet weirdos who seem to have motivations which are, to say the least, mysterious;--like Steve Sailor, the self-described wimp who likes to write about black manliness and hang out with Taki; like John Derbyshire, the White Nationalist with the Asian wife.

    As far as the alt-right is concerned, HBD (like that other vile three-letter abbreviation, PUA) is a waste of time. A fascination with it is the mark of a loser, a freak, or a hypocrite. It is not at all necessary for the political goals of the movement; and as it is founded on pseudoscientific absurdity, it only makes the rest of us appear that much more ridiculous by association. We had a very successful segregated society for hundreds of years here in America without a trace of HBD entering into the matter. All that's needed is political realism and genuine (not imaginary) virtue among whites. I'll take that over gene sequences any day.

    Having some experience on the internet, I find it most refreshing that Sailer never boasts of any personal military record or sporting achievements, of exercising a magnetic hold over the female sex, or of repelling and deterring any physical attacks. I share your discomfort with many aspects of the HBD movement, especially its fetishisation of IQ and careless use of the Greek alphabet. But these characteristics reflect the average exponent, and I perceive Sailer as considerably above that level. Not an infallible imam, but a highly stimulating and genuinely curious journalist. Are those qualities really so common that we can afford to despise them? All men naturally strive after knowledge.

    Read More
    • Agree: Stephen R. Diamond
    • Replies: @Truth

    Having some experience on the internet, I find it most refreshing that Sailer never boasts of any personal military record or sporting achievements, of exercising a magnetic hold over the female sex, or of repelling and deterring any physical attacks.
     
    Hey Unz, I guess you'll have to pull out of those negotiations on offering Twinkie and Joe Webb columns.
    ReplyAgree/Disagree/Etc.
  • Although i wont want to be believed, i do not want to make overly value laden judgements.
    1. Mexican immigration ? A structural issue, largely consequent on NAFTA and the destruction of mexican peasant agriculture, and the domination of neoliberalism over all aspects of mexico’s economy.
    1a. Mexican immigration: supported by elites as a gravitation pull towards wage suppression ?
    2. Mexican crime ? Dont like it ? Stop buying their drugs…where else do they get the bulk of their money ?
    3. US immigration ? Goes beyond mexico. Standard rule applies: greater the dis equalibrium of wealth/wages between neighbours the greater the liklihood you will get flows from low to high. Fair trade and policy adapted to each countries national needs would be a start.
    4. Mexican corruption ? The spainish set such a high standard, didn’t they ? Low per capita income, great income disparity and a weak legal system = good ingredients for corruption stew…?
    5. Mexicans in the US ? Deny they are an easy target ? Deny that 30 odd years of neoliberalism has not sent fissures and rot deep into American culture and society….Are mexicans innocent ? No, but theres an awful LOT of guilt to go round…

    Read More
    • Replies: @MarkinLA
    A structural issue, largely consequent on NAFTA and the destruction of mexican peasant agriculture,

    Wrong. NAFTA wasn't ratified until 1994 and the effects certainly didn't happen overnight. Mexico had a economic crisis that probably had more to do with it than NAFTA.

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

    Just plain old Mexican corruption - Occam's razor.
    ReplyAgree/Disagree/Etc.
  • @Bragadocious
    "If you want to criticize Mexico, stick to facts"

    Yes sir commandante Fernando. Oh and since the subject is truthiness why don't you expand on how diligent Mexicans are in "sticking to facts" about the U.S. Remember one of their propaganda planks is that they "built" America. That's right, Hoover Dam, the Golden Gate Bridge, I-80, the Mars Rover--all built by squat monsters with a 4th grade education.

    Why don't you write about that Fernando? That's a much bigger and more invidious lie than anything Ann Coulter could ever spread. And that lie is being used to push amnesty. But you're totally cool with that.

    BraggaD,

    You forgot the Black undertow, they invented the Hoover Dam, too. They want Rushmore torn down. Don’t you know we’re all African at the end of the day? Just LOOK at their great works. Custodians of Africa, a country teeming with oil, gold, diamonds and copper! But it took white guys to get at it for them. And their government is collapsing.

    Read More
    ReplyAgree/Disagree/Etc.
  • @Neil Templeton
    "We had a very successful segregated society for hundreds of years here in America without a trace of HBD entering into the matter."

    False. Legally or culturally enforced segregation in America has always been accompanied by HBD inspired narratives of native differences between peoples.

    Also, be wary of assessing strength and courage in people you haven't met.

    Neil

    False. Legally or culturally enforced segregation in America has always been accompanied by HBD inspired narratives of native differences between peoples.

    I anticipated that argument; and without belaboring the point, I will just say that it illustrates exactly what is wrong with HBD. Obviously, no legal or cultural segregation can exist without some means of discriminating between people. The idea that there are intrinsic differences between (for example) whites and blacks is entirely supported by experience. The experience is so basic and visceral, however, that it is not the sort of thing anybody feels the need to defend unless it is being attacked by an external agency. Then people reach out for “narratives” to help explain what never needed explaining before.

    Some of those narratives from the past may have veered into areas currently classified under the heading of biological differences. So what? The point is not that such examples can be found–after all, there were plenty of cranks and pseudoscientists in the past as well. The point is, what significance did those narratives possess? How and why were they received? Did people believe in intrinsic differences because they were convinced by the narrative, or did they buy the narrative only because they already believed in the differences?

    The problem with HBD is that it completely elides the distinction between intrinsic differences and biological differences. Being biological determinists, HBDers can conceive of no intrinsic difference that is not biological. They do not do metaphysics.

    Also, be wary of assessing strength and courage in people you haven’t met.

    Yes, be wary indeed.

    Read More
    • Replies: @Stephen R. Diamond

    HBDers can conceive of no intrinsic difference that is not biological.
     
    While I don't think I'm an HBDer, I still can't conceive of an intrinsic difference (between races qua races) that isn't biological. Can you provide more of a clue?
    ReplyAgree/Disagree/Etc.
  • @Stan D Mute

    (sex with someone 12-18 is not illegal per se, but can still be open to prosecution under certain circumstances).”

    This is actually a more enlightened policy than U.S. jurisdictions have, where intercourse with a 17-year old is statutory rape. (Not that you would think so…)
     
    There is NO twelve year old white child (CHILD!) who should be subjected to use for sex EVER. There are no "certain circumstances" under which it might be acceptable. That you could even suggest otherwise makes one suspect you a pedophile.

    That sex happens between consenting 16-17 year olds is unfortunate. They lack the cognitive and emotional maturity to deal with either the sex or its consequences. I'm not convinced criminalizing it is the solution however, but I am convinced that children under 16 must be protected even from their peers. And any child under 18 must be protected from adults over 21. Our laws have this period of floating uncertainty between 18-21 insofar as "adulthood" and it makes sense to use this upper bound here not least because of laws on alcohol.

    With all that said, one who is aware of HBD must acknowledge the different developmental rates for different populations. Africans, for instance, develop much sooner than whites. Amerindians mature later than Africans, but sooner than whites. Still, imagine the uproar if in the same country Africans could copulate legally at say 14 while whites must be 18. Clearly the upper bound must be applied as the norm for all populations regardless of actual individual rates of maturation. And there are other important societal interests in enforcing a higher age that outweigh the "hardship" of enduring a couple extra years of waiting to become promiscuous.

    There is NO twelve year old white child (CHILD!) who should be subjected to use for sex EVER.

    I think children shouldn’t (as the general rule) be legally prosecuted for sex with similarly aged children. If you think your war against “pedophilia” warrants using the elites’ state power to prosecute children, I’d call you a child sadist.

    Read More
    ReplyAgree/Disagree/Etc.
  • @Anonymous
    Lol at the HBD boys losing their [email protected] when one of their coethnics doesn't follow the game plan. Maybe Fred has his own mind and his own opinions formed from living in the real world instead of most commentators here who live on the Internet. Glad Fred isn't like Sailor who just cranks out the company line to get more donations.

    Mexicans are like the Irish. They have more prole tendencies like the Irish do, but that doesn't mean they cannot live in a civilized society. Unz has even showed that the iq is similar between the two groups.

    If we kick out the Mexicans for being prole let's also kick out the Irish. And while we are talking about kicking out groups who do damage, let's kick out Jews and the British. Two high iq groups (well at least the Jews have high iqs) that are responsible for a lot of what is wrong in America.

    Mexico is absolutely nothing like Ireland. The claimed IQ for Ireland is absolutely wrong- there’s nothing to suggest Ireland is really much different (if at all) from the typical Europe average of 100. Irish american criminality isn’t on par with mexican americans, and Ireland vs. Mexico… yeeeeah, not even close. Ireland is one of the most developed and safest countries on earth. Mexico is largely a dump with drug cartels that resemble insurgent groups in the middle east and africa.

    I don’t know Ireland’s history especially well, but they were clearly more backwards until fairly recently and similar to Sicily, but somewhere along the line, also fairly recently, Ireland and the Irish eschewed these characteristics and became much more like the rest of Western Europe. People like Jayman speak of Irish clanishness and how this was reflected in Irish criminal syndicates in the 1800′s in the US, which is fair, but seem prone to acting like there’s something more deep-seated/farther reaching with the dysfunction of Sicily and eastern europe.

    Read More
    ReplyAgree/Disagree/Etc.
  • @Lord Effington Three Sticks
    That's because Italian mafia look like geniuses compared to Mexicans who have a deficit as a group in the IQ department.

    Mexican cartels are very large and well organized. Their tactics and reach are on par with terrorist and insurgent groups elsewhere in the world. Not to deny the IQ deficit*, but Mexican (and other latin american ones) are not clear examples of this.

    In that vein, I find it ironic how various HBDers, who pine on about Siciliy/southern italian, speak of the mafia in the same breath as southern Italy’s supposed IQ deficit, when the mafia’s organization and reach has always been the opposite. It’s in the name- “organized crime.” But these are people who like to act like Sicily is such an incredibly alien, isolated place compared to the rest of Europe (not to deny it is one of the most dysfunctional parts though), and that it took Richard Lynn’s boundless insight (who is NOT overwhelmingly full of himself and essentially a charlatan) to reveal to us their IQ is as low as that of Mexicans.

    And don’t forget Albania having an IQ as low as 80, another gem from him.

    Read More
    • Replies: @MarkinLA
    Organized crimes most important features are it's discipline and size just like that of an army. The intelligence of the average "soldier" is way down the list of necessities. Those people just have to ruthlessly follow orders. Their size means that there will be people around to intimidate anybody who resists (rats) on them so the many crimes will never be reported.

    It doesn't take that much intelligence to run the organization either. The Colombians aren't designing and building those drug submarines themselves, they pay somebody else to do it. You probably can't be a complete idiot but I doubt an IQ above 100 is needed.
    ReplyAgree/Disagree/Etc.
  • Hey Fred, since it went unremarked, what happened to this article that stood more than anything as a masturbatory screed about the white man’s incomparable greatness?

    http://www.unz.com/freed/are-white-men-gods-ii/

    And included claims that the white man invented the following:

    “Every symphony ever written.”
    “Air conditioning. ”
    “Dentistry.”
    “Surgery.”
    “Roads.”
    “Buildings.”
    “The Bible.”
    “Elvis.”

    I asked how this squared with your Mexican wife and your love of Mexico- what do you want to stand by? Your unique defenses of Latin America or your claims that white men invented among other things, buildings, and therefore everyone else slept in their own shit, and that Elvis (who was part native american) is worth mentioning in the same breath as the building blocks of modern science?

    Read More
    ReplyAgree/Disagree/Etc.
  • i think the point is the Mexicans there are not like the Mexicans that come here…..

    Read More
    ReplyAgree/Disagree/Etc.
  • @Intelligent Dasein
    Alright, I'll try to be be specific.

    I don't often read Sailer for the very reasons I mentioned above. In fact, I pretty much tuned him out for many years. But I do read the VDARE website, which brings me into the Sailer orbit since his blogs are often cross-posted there. However, without a determined search, which I would rather not spend the time on today, I'm not going to be able to do much better than rough anecdotes.

    For example, I recall a post from years ago on the old iSteve blog in which Sailer was discussing something about testosterone levels among businessmen. The substance of the article involved no departure from the usual Sailerian shtick, but what caught my eye was that Steve described himself as "a low-T kind of guy" who, for that reason, was just not interested in the macho behavior engaged in by young financial professionals. He concluded by observing that women business majors generally convert themselves into supportive helpmates for their alpha-male husbands rather than become business leaders themselves, and that "he had no problem with that."

    There was a lot I found preposterous about the article. I am disgusted by simplistic talk about "alpha male behavior" among human beings, as if we were just some irrational primate species. Even to the extent that such categories are valid, it is the height of absurdity to suppose that they have anything to do with minute variations in serum testosterone levels between individuals. I don't consider finance to be a particularly alpha-like field to begin with; it is generally more of a sinecure for those with the right credentials. And I'm not sure why anyone would be surprised to learn that women would rather be wives and helpers than business leaders.

    With so much nonsense afflicting his judgment, I'm not sure that Steve's observations concerning himself are empirically accurate in any case. But to be a self-confessed "low-T guy" when he believes higher testosterone levels are necessary for manliness, and to profess no interest in the same behaviors which he himself defines as manly, is tantamount to saying, "I'm not much of a man according to my own standards, but I don't really care." There is something fundamentally weird about that. Such an attitude gives me the same queasy felling that straight men used to feel in the presence of homosexuals before gay-norming went mainstream. No pity or mercy should be extended to a creature who will not advance its own cause.

    Steve also caters to the grossest stereotypes involving black men and penis size, and in general the role that secondary sex characteristics play in driving miscegenation. Notwithstanding the fact that there is no statistically significant difference between white and black penises, and that even in this day and age miscegenation is rare enough to be considered a nonexistent problem, who the hell spends their time thinking about such things? Is this really the occupation of an adult? Are we to believe that HBD now qualifies as sober, hard-hitting journalism because because Steve has a dot chart showing that black male/white female couples slightly outnumber white male/black female couples?

    Now couple all this with Steve's constant whining about not being allowed to write for the mainstream media. He and his fans would fain believe that this is attributable to his topics being too "edgy" and contrary to the PC narrative. In reality it is because HBD is ridiculous and practically nobody cares about it. HBD is the exclusive concern of a handful of internet weirdos who seem to have motivations which are, to say the least, mysterious;--like Steve Sailor, the self-described wimp who likes to write about black manliness and hang out with Taki; like John Derbyshire, the White Nationalist with the Asian wife.

    As far as the alt-right is concerned, HBD (like that other vile three-letter abbreviation, PUA) is a waste of time. A fascination with it is the mark of a loser, a freak, or a hypocrite. It is not at all necessary for the political goals of the movement; and as it is founded on pseudoscientific absurdity, it only makes the rest of us appear that much more ridiculous by association. We had a very successful segregated society for hundreds of years here in America without a trace of HBD entering into the matter. All that's needed is political realism and genuine (not imaginary) virtue among whites. I'll take that over gene sequences any day.

    “We had a very successful segregated society for hundreds of years here in America without a trace of HBD entering into the matter.”

    False. Legally or culturally enforced segregation in America has always been accompanied by HBD inspired narratives of native differences between peoples.

    Also, be wary of assessing strength and courage in people you haven’t met.

    Neil

    Read More
    • Replies: @Intelligent Dasein

    False. Legally or culturally enforced segregation in America has always been accompanied by HBD inspired narratives of native differences between peoples.
     
    I anticipated that argument; and without belaboring the point, I will just say that it illustrates exactly what is wrong with HBD. Obviously, no legal or cultural segregation can exist without some means of discriminating between people. The idea that there are intrinsic differences between (for example) whites and blacks is entirely supported by experience. The experience is so basic and visceral, however, that it is not the sort of thing anybody feels the need to defend unless it is being attacked by an external agency. Then people reach out for "narratives" to help explain what never needed explaining before.

    Some of those narratives from the past may have veered into areas currently classified under the heading of biological differences. So what? The point is not that such examples can be found--after all, there were plenty of cranks and pseudoscientists in the past as well. The point is, what significance did those narratives possess? How and why were they received? Did people believe in intrinsic differences because they were convinced by the narrative, or did they buy the narrative only because they already believed in the differences?

    The problem with HBD is that it completely elides the distinction between intrinsic differences and biological differences. Being biological determinists, HBDers can conceive of no intrinsic difference that is not biological. They do not do metaphysics.

    Also, be wary of assessing strength and courage in people you haven’t met.
     
    Yes, be wary indeed.
    ReplyAgree/Disagree/Etc.
  • @Intelligent Dasein
    I'm with Fred on this one. I don't really like Mexicans or Mexican culture very much at all. I want the border closed and the illegals deported, and a very sharp curtailment to legal immigration. I am proud to be white and I champion Western civilization. I think miscegenation is almost always a mistake.

    But with all that being said, HBD is pseudoscience. It is rooted in a mixture of a political movement (the politics of which I largely agree with, by the way) and the arch-pseudosciences of Darwinian evolution and molecular biology, which are things people believe in when they like to think of themselves as intelligent but aren't. Darwinian evolution and molecular biology are both philosophically untenable disciplines, but nobody understands this because nobody bothers to think about metaphysics anymore.

    Oh, and Steve Sailer is a creepy weirdo, not to mention a wuss of a rare caliber.

    HBD is not pseudoscience.

    the HBD acronym joined an academic research field that had long been “in progress.”

    almost a century of good research (& test publishing) in intelligence existed before “HBD.”

    most people outside the academic area of intelligence research have no idea of the accuracy & stability of ability measurement – e.g., the consistent & highly replicated underlying general mental ability factor.

    measurement/stats in test norming & publishing is accurate & stable across the lifespan.

    intelligence research has been shoehorned into “HBD” as a subset – academic intelligence research & test publishing existed long before the nonscientific people (those who don’t understand the concept of overlapping normal curves) glommed on for the ride.

    Read More
    ReplyAgree/Disagree/Etc.
  • @C
    Its likely that this is inaccurate as well. If you look at the state data for who is counted as white and who is counted as Hispanic, some states do a good job of classifying mestizos as Hispanics, while others do not. Places like California and Texas do a pretty good job, while places like Florida, New Jersey and Michigan do not.

    I mentioned this in another debate about Hispanic crime rates after Ron Unz came in with his usual defense of Hispanics and crime and he ignored the info about the states like Florida, New Jersey and Michigan while looking at California and Texas and concluding that the government was doing an accurate job classifying criminals.

    Just goes to show no matter who it is, people generally believe their ideology over the truth.

    One problem that a lot of these studies have is that they use incarceration rates as a proxy for overall crime. A lot of petty crime never results in incarceration especially now with the jails overcrowded.In LA County, a sentence of 90 days or less gets you about 6 hours in the processing center thanks to all the Hispanics who make up the huge majority of prisoners.

    A lot of crime is simply not reported. They just opened a Smart and Final plus in our (heavily Hispanic) neighborhood. I was joking with one of the produce guys that the reason you can’t go in the exit (many stores do not have dedicated entrance and exit doors and can be both) is because the booze is next to that door and they don’t want dash and grab thefts.

    He said YES. Then he said they in their month of operation had already had one of their powered carts for the disabled stolen and they have pictures of 20 shoplifters posted in the break room in case they come back.

    How much of the Hispanic crime is committed by people who are deported after their sentence or simply deported without ever being incarcerated.

    The reason why this is important is because these crime studies are being used to push the amnesty agenda – Hispanics are no more likely to commit crimes than Anglos. However what about all those deportees sitting in Mexican and central American prisons for crimes they committed once they were deported. Some prisons are full of 18th Street Gang members or MS-13. What about all the crime they commit down there that they are not incarcerated for since many were involved with drug dealing in the US and just went down there and joined whatever cartel was operating in their old neighborhood?

    Read More
    ReplyAgree/Disagree/Etc.
  • Look. Fred Reed is a silly old fart who can’t even appreciate the difference between Da Vinci & Velasquez, on the one hand, and Piet Mondrian, on the other. It’s not like he’s capable, at this stage in his life, of changing his mind about anything. You might as well try to argue with your cat.

    Read More
    ReplyAgree/Disagree/Etc.
  • @Intelligent Dasein
    I'm with Fred on this one. I don't really like Mexicans or Mexican culture very much at all. I want the border closed and the illegals deported, and a very sharp curtailment to legal immigration. I am proud to be white and I champion Western civilization. I think miscegenation is almost always a mistake.

    But with all that being said, HBD is pseudoscience. It is rooted in a mixture of a political movement (the politics of which I largely agree with, by the way) and the arch-pseudosciences of Darwinian evolution and molecular biology, which are things people believe in when they like to think of themselves as intelligent but aren't. Darwinian evolution and molecular biology are both philosophically untenable disciplines, but nobody understands this because nobody bothers to think about metaphysics anymore.

    Oh, and Steve Sailer is a creepy weirdo, not to mention a wuss of a rare caliber.

    I somewhat agree with you—HBD is real, but is WAY overrated…and I also want to stop immigration, and want racial segregation…as for sailer, he is not weird, but is instead a worshiper of what is considered normal and mainstream—he favors the viewpoint of the rich and powerful, in general.

    Read More
    ReplyAgree/Disagree/Etc.
  • @joe webb
    PS, to be fair, whereas the Blacks rape and rob, Mexicans mostly just child molest and burglarize. At least that is what shows up almost daily in our local newspaper.

    That is a significant HBD factoid, but I cannot theorize it, except to guess that mexicans have been tilling the land generally, while Africans...I don't know what they do, leaving however the women to do the work as I understand it.

    Plopped into Whiteman land and meritocracy, they got the women still doing the work, whether it is a real job or not, or welfare boosters...and the bros show up on payday.

    Everybody knows that mexicans work and black men don't but what most folks do not know is that mexicans, about half of them even when working, are also on welfare.

    Fred should send some pesos up north to compensate for the US dollars sent south. He could send some of those dollars to San Mateo Co. Sheriff's Dept, Redwood City Government Center, Redwood city. Or payable to the County Treasurer.

    JOe Webb

    …Mexicans mostly just child molest …

    There’s no “just” in it. You have to dig to find a more heinous crime. If someone had molested one of your children when they were young, I doubt your response would’ve been to shrug and say, “Meh, he was just molested.”

    Read More
    ReplyAgree/Disagree/Etc.
  • @Ken Smith
    Fred Reed is a good friend and neighbor here in Ajijic, Mexico. The comments above about Ann Coulter and the age of consent in Mexico tempted me to expand on Fred’s earlier column. Instead, I will repeat what was told to Fred by Mexican attorney and ardent feminist Marta Villarreal — a friend of mine who I introduced to Fred as he was researching for his column. As to the belief held by Coulter and other Americans that the age of consent in Mexico is 12, Marta says: “It’s not true. They don’t understand the law.”

    Now, who are you going to believe? A Wikipedia page? Ann Coulter who has not studied Mexican law? Or, Marta who has made a career in the law of sexual exploitation of children?

    Americans concerned about a flood of illegals crossing the border might find the following article of interest:

    More Mexicans Leaving Than Coming to the U.S.
    Net Loss of 140,000 from 2009 to 2014; Family Reunification Top Reason for Return

    http://www.pewhispanic.org/2015/11/19/more-mexicans-leaving-than-coming-to-the-u-s/

    Americans concerned about a flood of illegals crossing the border might find the following article of interest:

    More Mexicans Leaving Than Coming to the U.S.
    Net Loss of 140,000 from 2009 to 2014; Family Reunification Top Reason for Return

    http://www.pewhispanic.org/2015/11/19/more-mexicans-leaving-than-coming-to-the-u-s/

    Pew acknowledged that the supposed net negative number, looking at data through July 2014, was completely reversed in 2015. It really looks like they rushed out the “study” before the new surges began in 2014:

    “Here are the numbers obfuscated by Pew and ignored by the media:

    From 2009-2014, net migration was -140,000. Because of the recession, roughly 140,000 more Mexican nationals left the country than migrated in from Mexico.

    Yet, from July 2014 through June 2015, the trend was completely reversed. There was a 740,000 net increase in Mexican migration. The population from Mexico grew 449,000 in just the first 6 months of 2015 alone!

    And this doesn’t factor in the massive influx from Central American countries. There has been a 460,000 net increase in immigration from Central America since July 2014.”

    https://www.conservativereview.com/commentary/2015/11/appallingly-dishonest-pew-study-on-immigration-trend-from-mexico

    I never believed the net zero meme. It’s absurd to expect to accurately count the number of Mexican illegals entering and living in the US. All “official” numbers are just guesses.

    Instead, I will repeat what was told to Fred by Mexican attorney and ardent feminist Marta Villarreal — a friend of mine who I introduced to Fred as he was researching for his column. As to the belief held by Coulter and other Americans that the age of consent in Mexico is 12, Marta says: “It’s not true. They don’t understand the law.”

    It’s silly to talk about an age of consent in Mexico, when many parents would be thrilled to have their 12 or 13 year daughter go live with a wealthy foreigner or a “paisano” returning with loads of $$$ earned in the US. In indigena/indian areas, you could “most parents.”

    Plus, Mexico has a non-existent criminal justice system.

    In practice, if the parents or relatives disagree with the coupling, they beat the crap out of the guy or kill him. No one runs to the police screaming “statutory rape.”

    Down here you only see reports of parents or relatives prosecuted for having sex with young girls.

    Read More
    ReplyAgree/Disagree/Etc.
  • @rod1963
    I think Fred went native and is why he's sounding like a open borders/Jeb Bush kinda guy, hence the hostility aimed at us gringos up North for wanting to secure the border and deport a lot of Mexicans here illegally.

    We really don't want these people up here. I watched what they did to Los Angeles over the last three decades. The only reason it's not Juarez is because enough whites are keeping things working.

    I also remember the Rodney King riots where these Central American imports happily joined the black rioters. It was quite scary to see this side of these people.

    “I also remember the Rodney King riots where these Central American imports happily joined the black rioters.”

    I recall someone in the MSM excused the Rodney King riots because “many of the rioters were not black.”

    Read More
    ReplyAgree/Disagree/Etc.
  • @Ken Smith
    Fred Reed is a good friend and neighbor here in Ajijic, Mexico. The comments above about Ann Coulter and the age of consent in Mexico tempted me to expand on Fred’s earlier column. Instead, I will repeat what was told to Fred by Mexican attorney and ardent feminist Marta Villarreal — a friend of mine who I introduced to Fred as he was researching for his column. As to the belief held by Coulter and other Americans that the age of consent in Mexico is 12, Marta says: “It’s not true. They don’t understand the law.”

    Now, who are you going to believe? A Wikipedia page? Ann Coulter who has not studied Mexican law? Or, Marta who has made a career in the law of sexual exploitation of children?

    Americans concerned about a flood of illegals crossing the border might find the following article of interest:

    More Mexicans Leaving Than Coming to the U.S.
    Net Loss of 140,000 from 2009 to 2014; Family Reunification Top Reason for Return

    http://www.pewhispanic.org/2015/11/19/more-mexicans-leaving-than-coming-to-the-u-s/

    Here’s the latest from the New York Times, our nation’s self-described paper of record:

    “Once again, smugglers are bringing hundreds of women and children each day to the Mexican banks of the river and sending them across in rafts. In a season when illegal crossings normally go down, “The numbers have started going the other way,” said Raul L. Ortiz, acting chief of the Border Patrol for the Rio Grande Valley. Since Oct. 1, official figures show, Border Patrol apprehensions of migrant families in this region have increased 150 percent over the same period last year, while the number of unaccompanied children caught by agents has more than doubled.”

    http://www.nytimes.com/2015/11/27/us/number-of-migrants-illegally-crossing-rio-grande-rises-sharply.html

    Read More
    ReplyAgree/Disagree/Etc.
  • @Scott
    Here's a pretty good metric for a failed country: you risk your life by driving at night. This is Mexico, the country Fred Reed defends to the hilt. I can drive up the Taconic at night and not worry about roving bandits shooting me dead. I doubt Fred can say the same thing about Pancho Villa Expressway or whatever road he would like to cruise down at night, but can't. But hey, let's fact check Ann Coulter on Mexico's age of consent! Sounds like a fruitful discussion.

    Here’s a pretty good metric for a failed country: you risk your life by driving at night.

    You got that right:

    “Mexico tests DNA of burned bodies as fears for Australian surfers grow”

    “Dean Lucas, 33, and Adam Coleman, 33, were on a road trip from Edmonton in Canada to the city of Guadalajara in Mexico but failed to appear as planned on 21 November.

    Prosecutors in the northern state of Sinaloa said on Monday that they had begun DNA tests on the bodies, which were found in the burnt-out wreckage of a Chevrolet van registered by Coleman in Alberta, Canada.

    “While violent incidents can occur anywhere and at any time, they most frequently occur at night and on isolated roads. To reduce risk when traveling by road, we strongly urge you to travel between cities throughout Mexico only during daylight hours.”

    http://www.theguardian.com/world/2015/nov/30/mexico-confirms-burned-out-van-belonged-missing-australian-travelers

    Read More
    ReplyAgree/Disagree/Etc.
  • @5371
    Well, if you make your charges more precise, you will no longer seem just to be expressing pique, and my first response will no longer be reasonable.

    Alright, I’ll try to be be specific.

    I don’t often read Sailer for the very reasons I mentioned above. In fact, I pretty much tuned him out for many years. But I do read the VDARE website, which brings me into the Sailer orbit since his blogs are often cross-posted there. However, without a determined search, which I would rather not spend the time on today, I’m not going to be able to do much better than rough anecdotes.

    For example, I recall a post from years ago on the old iSteve blog in which Sailer was discussing something about testosterone levels among businessmen. The substance of the article involved no departure from the usual Sailerian shtick, but what caught my eye was that Steve described himself as “a low-T kind of guy” who, for that reason, was just not interested in the macho behavior engaged in by young financial professionals. He concluded by observing that women business majors generally convert themselves into supportive helpmates for their alpha-male husbands rather than become business leaders themselves, and that “he had no problem with that.”

    There was a lot I found preposterous about the article. I am disgusted by simplistic talk about “alpha male behavior” among human beings, as if we were just some irrational primate species. Even to the extent that such categories are valid, it is the height of absurdity to suppose that they have anything to do with minute variations in serum testosterone levels between individuals. I don’t consider finance to be a particularly alpha-like field to begin with; it is generally more of a sinecure for those with the right credentials. And I’m not sure why anyone would be surprised to learn that women would rather be wives and helpers than business leaders.

    With so much nonsense afflicting his judgment, I’m not sure that Steve’s observations concerning himself are empirically accurate in any case. But to be a self-confessed “low-T guy” when he believes higher testosterone levels are necessary for manliness, and to profess no interest in the same behaviors which he himself defines as manly, is tantamount to saying, “I’m not much of a man according to my own standards, but I don’t really care.” There is something fundamentally weird about that. Such an attitude gives me the same queasy felling that straight men used to feel in the presence of homosexuals before gay-norming went mainstream. No pity or mercy should be extended to a creature who will not advance its own cause.

    Steve also caters to the grossest stereotypes involving black men and penis size, and in general the role that secondary sex characteristics play in driving miscegenation. Notwithstanding the fact that there is no statistically significant difference between white and black penises, and that even in this day and age miscegenation is rare enough to be considered a nonexistent problem, who the hell spends their time thinking about such things? Is this really the occupation of an adult? Are we to believe that HBD now qualifies as sober, hard-hitting journalism because because Steve has a dot chart showing that black male/white female couples slightly outnumber white male/black female couples?

    Now couple all this with Steve’s constant whining about not being allowed to write for the mainstream media. He and his fans would fain believe that this is attributable to his topics being too “edgy” and contrary to the PC narrative. In reality it is because HBD is ridiculous and practically nobody cares about it. HBD is the exclusive concern of a handful of internet weirdos who seem to have motivations which are, to say the least, mysterious;–like Steve Sailor, the self-described wimp who likes to write about black manliness and hang out with Taki; like John Derbyshire, the White Nationalist with the Asian wife.

    As far as the alt-right is concerned, HBD (like that other vile three-letter abbreviation, PUA) is a waste of time. A fascination with it is the mark of a loser, a freak, or a hypocrite. It is not at all necessary for the political goals of the movement; and as it is founded on pseudoscientific absurdity, it only makes the rest of us appear that much more ridiculous by association. We had a very successful segregated society for hundreds of years here in America without a trace of HBD entering into the matter. All that’s needed is political realism and genuine (not imaginary) virtue among whites. I’ll take that over gene sequences any day.

    Read More
    • Replies: @Neil Templeton
    "We had a very successful segregated society for hundreds of years here in America without a trace of HBD entering into the matter."

    False. Legally or culturally enforced segregation in America has always been accompanied by HBD inspired narratives of native differences between peoples.

    Also, be wary of assessing strength and courage in people you haven't met.

    Neil
    , @5371
    Having some experience on the internet, I find it most refreshing that Sailer never boasts of any personal military record or sporting achievements, of exercising a magnetic hold over the female sex, or of repelling and deterring any physical attacks. I share your discomfort with many aspects of the HBD movement, especially its fetishisation of IQ and careless use of the Greek alphabet. But these characteristics reflect the average exponent, and I perceive Sailer as considerably above that level. Not an infallible imam, but a highly stimulating and genuinely curious journalist. Are those qualities really so common that we can afford to despise them? All men naturally strive after knowledge.
    , @Truth

    Steve also caters to the grossest stereotypes involving black men and penis size, and in general the role that secondary sex characteristics play in driving miscegenation.
     
    See, the guy's not all bad.
    , @Ozymandias
    "As far as the alt-right is concerned, HBD (like that other vile three-letter abbreviation, PUA) is a waste of time. A fascination with it is the mark of a loser, a freak, or a hypocrite."

    You've been spending quite a bit of time here.
    ReplyAgree/Disagree/Etc.
  • @Tom_R
    THE AGE OF CONSENT IN MEXICO UNDER FEDERAL LAW IS INDEED 12.

    Fred, looks like you are visiting this old story where you accused (incorrectly) Ann Coulter, an attorney, of saying that the age of consent in Mexico is 12.

    Well, Fred, it is indeed 12 in Mexico and Ann Coulter is correct as several of us stated in the comments here last time.

    Wikipedia states:

    "The federal law establishes the age of 12 as the minimum age of consent...."

    at:

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ages_of_consent_in_North_America#Legislative_framework

    Your personal attacks on Ms. Coulter's legs are uncalled for. Just because a woman wears a skirt that does not mean whatever she says is wrong.

    The age of consent may vary by province, but whatever it is, it is a matter of record, not of gossip. Ann is an attorney, as I am, with a great record of being right in her research, so I am pretty sure that she is right and Fred’s random gossip is not.

    Read More
    ReplyAgree/Disagree/Etc.
  • I’m torn, because – never thought I’d say this with a straight face – but some of the nicest folks I know are Mexicam. Seriously! But on the other hand illegal immigration, as it has been refashioned in our lifetimes as a cudgel of slow-motion genocide with which to beat traditional white majority populations to death, is the #1 economic and ecological threat facing Western (which is to say white, and let’s stop pretending otherwise) Civilization. And must be addressed.

    Tell you what, though – I’m more than willing to compromise: I’d gladly swap – on an as-is, no-returns, no-questions-asked policy – our blacks even up for Mexicans on a one-for-one basis. I’d sign on for that and sleep like a baby afterwards – anyone would. The problem is finding even a third-world pesthole that would willingly take in our African-Americans en masse under any circumstances. (They’re poor and uneducated, perhaps – that doesn’t mean they’re stupid.)

    How about it, Fred? Te gustas ese idea? No? Que sorpresa!

    Read More
    • Disagree: Stephen R. Diamond
    • Replies: @Truth

    I’d gladly swap – on an as-is, no-returns, no-questions-asked policy – our blacks even up for Mexicans on a one-for-one basis.
     
    Well, that's a totally original sentiment around these parts.

    But lets make it interesting, how about a one-for-five basis. Would you Rango, and I'm making you king for the day, swap 38.5 million black people, for 192.5 million Mexicans; in addition to the 50 million we already have, for a new total of 242.5 million Mexicans to go with 200 Million whites and whoever else?

    WELL SPEAK UP, SON!
    ReplyAgree/Disagree/Etc.
  • @Stan D Mute

    To invert the charges, white nationalists have gotten into the habit of aping the “victimized” groups. They claim victimization by those groups.
     
    Are you seriously trying to conflate "my great-great-great-grandmother might have been raped," with "I was raped." Or "my granddaddy couldn't buy a house in that neighborhood," with "I was robbed and beaten within an inch of my life in that neighborhood"?

    The professional victim class perpetually whines about offenses that may have happened generations ago. Whites today complain about what is happening right now - today. And if you profess there is no difference between what may have happened to somebody else in antiquity and what is happening to you at this moment, then you are clearly a Troll.

    The professional victim class perpetually whines about offenses that may have happened generations ago. Whites today complain about what is happening right now – today.

    You’re struggling to draw a distinction. (You can probably even sense your own tendentiousness.)

    Professional victims whine primarily about the present. And “whites” do invoke the past: how horrible that the race that has contributed so much is being kicked into the gutter. The way the past is invoked depends on who’s on top: and WASPs + Jews still are. Denying this is part of the white nationalist victimization game.

    And if you profess there is no difference between what may have happened to somebody else in antiquity and what is happening to you at this moment, then you are clearly a Troll.

    “Troll” gets capitalized these days? Perhaps I, too, can claim victim status!

    I make no secret of my ortho-Marxist views. (http://juridicalcoherence.blogspot.com/2012/12/180-capitalism-and-socialism-express.html)

    Read More
    ReplyAgree/Disagree/Etc.
  • @Intelligent Dasein
    I'm with Fred on this one. I don't really like Mexicans or Mexican culture very much at all. I want the border closed and the illegals deported, and a very sharp curtailment to legal immigration. I am proud to be white and I champion Western civilization. I think miscegenation is almost always a mistake.

    But with all that being said, HBD is pseudoscience. It is rooted in a mixture of a political movement (the politics of which I largely agree with, by the way) and the arch-pseudosciences of Darwinian evolution and molecular biology, which are things people believe in when they like to think of themselves as intelligent but aren't. Darwinian evolution and molecular biology are both philosophically untenable disciplines, but nobody understands this because nobody bothers to think about metaphysics anymore.

    Oh, and Steve Sailer is a creepy weirdo, not to mention a wuss of a rare caliber.

    Darwinian evolution and molecular biology are both philosophically untenable disciplines, but nobody understands this because nobody bothers to think about metaphysics anymore.

    Many (from Karl Popper to the creationists) have belabored the philosophical problems of natural selection and molecular biology. (Like Leibnitiz belabored the metaphysical problems of Newtonian physics.) If it’s not taken seriously enough, it’s because generally you can only defeat a reigning scientific theory by means of an alternative theory. And it’s unquestionable that, whatever the precise account, life has evolved.

    Fortunately, we now have an answer to the metaphysical problems of these disciplines. Check out the brilliant Incomplete Nature: How Mind Evolved from Nature by Terrence W. Deacon.

    Read More
    ReplyAgree/Disagree/Etc.
  • @Intelligent Dasein
    No, I said what I said about Sailer because it is the truth, and I've been saying it for almost ten years now, since long before most of you even heard of Sailer. The proof is readily presented in his own memoirs, reminiscences, and autobiographical asides, should you bother to read them.

    And do not condescend me ever again.

    Well, if you make your charges more precise, you will no longer seem just to be expressing pique, and my first response will no longer be reasonable.

    Read More
    • Replies: @Intelligent Dasein
    Alright, I'll try to be be specific.

    I don't often read Sailer for the very reasons I mentioned above. In fact, I pretty much tuned him out for many years. But I do read the VDARE website, which brings me into the Sailer orbit since his blogs are often cross-posted there. However, without a determined search, which I would rather not spend the time on today, I'm not going to be able to do much better than rough anecdotes.

    For example, I recall a post from years ago on the old iSteve blog in which Sailer was discussing something about testosterone levels among businessmen. The substance of the article involved no departure from the usual Sailerian shtick, but what caught my eye was that Steve described himself as "a low-T kind of guy" who, for that reason, was just not interested in the macho behavior engaged in by young financial professionals. He concluded by observing that women business majors generally convert themselves into supportive helpmates for their alpha-male husbands rather than become business leaders themselves, and that "he had no problem with that."

    There was a lot I found preposterous about the article. I am disgusted by simplistic talk about "alpha male behavior" among human beings, as if we were just some irrational primate species. Even to the extent that such categories are valid, it is the height of absurdity to suppose that they have anything to do with minute variations in serum testosterone levels between individuals. I don't consider finance to be a particularly alpha-like field to begin with; it is generally more of a sinecure for those with the right credentials. And I'm not sure why anyone would be surprised to learn that women would rather be wives and helpers than business leaders.

    With so much nonsense afflicting his judgment, I'm not sure that Steve's observations concerning himself are empirically accurate in any case. But to be a self-confessed "low-T guy" when he believes higher testosterone levels are necessary for manliness, and to profess no interest in the same behaviors which he himself defines as manly, is tantamount to saying, "I'm not much of a man according to my own standards, but I don't really care." There is something fundamentally weird about that. Such an attitude gives me the same queasy felling that straight men used to feel in the presence of homosexuals before gay-norming went mainstream. No pity or mercy should be extended to a creature who will not advance its own cause.

    Steve also caters to the grossest stereotypes involving black men and penis size, and in general the role that secondary sex characteristics play in driving miscegenation. Notwithstanding the fact that there is no statistically significant difference between white and black penises, and that even in this day and age miscegenation is rare enough to be considered a nonexistent problem, who the hell spends their time thinking about such things? Is this really the occupation of an adult? Are we to believe that HBD now qualifies as sober, hard-hitting journalism because because Steve has a dot chart showing that black male/white female couples slightly outnumber white male/black female couples?

    Now couple all this with Steve's constant whining about not being allowed to write for the mainstream media. He and his fans would fain believe that this is attributable to his topics being too "edgy" and contrary to the PC narrative. In reality it is because HBD is ridiculous and practically nobody cares about it. HBD is the exclusive concern of a handful of internet weirdos who seem to have motivations which are, to say the least, mysterious;--like Steve Sailor, the self-described wimp who likes to write about black manliness and hang out with Taki; like John Derbyshire, the White Nationalist with the Asian wife.

    As far as the alt-right is concerned, HBD (like that other vile three-letter abbreviation, PUA) is a waste of time. A fascination with it is the mark of a loser, a freak, or a hypocrite. It is not at all necessary for the political goals of the movement; and as it is founded on pseudoscientific absurdity, it only makes the rest of us appear that much more ridiculous by association. We had a very successful segregated society for hundreds of years here in America without a trace of HBD entering into the matter. All that's needed is political realism and genuine (not imaginary) virtue among whites. I'll take that over gene sequences any day.
    ReplyAgree/Disagree/Etc.
  • @Intelligent Dasein
    No, I said what I said about Sailer because it is the truth, and I've been saying it for almost ten years now, since long before most of you even heard of Sailer. The proof is readily presented in his own memoirs, reminiscences, and autobiographical asides, should you bother to read them.

    And do not condescend me ever again.

    And do not condescend me ever again.

    Gauntlet…dropped.

    Read More
    ReplyAgree/Disagree/Etc.
  • @MarkinLA
    She found that Hispanics are 26% more likely that whites to commit a violent crime.

    What about non-violent crime? What about the general lack of respect for the law that Mexicans have? Things like shoplifting, breaking and entering, drunk driving, running red lights, hit and run, and drug dealing are part of their DNA.

    Its likely that this is inaccurate as well. If you look at the state data for who is counted as white and who is counted as Hispanic, some states do a good job of classifying mestizos as Hispanics, while others do not. Places like California and Texas do a pretty good job, while places like Florida, New Jersey and Michigan do not.

    I mentioned this in another debate about Hispanic crime rates after Ron Unz came in with his usual defense of Hispanics and crime and he ignored the info about the states like Florida, New Jersey and Michigan while looking at California and Texas and concluding that the government was doing an accurate job classifying criminals.

    Just goes to show no matter who it is, people generally believe their ideology over the truth.

    Read More
    • Replies: @MarkinLA
    One problem that a lot of these studies have is that they use incarceration rates as a proxy for overall crime. A lot of petty crime never results in incarceration especially now with the jails overcrowded.In LA County, a sentence of 90 days or less gets you about 6 hours in the processing center thanks to all the Hispanics who make up the huge majority of prisoners.

    A lot of crime is simply not reported. They just opened a Smart and Final plus in our (heavily Hispanic) neighborhood. I was joking with one of the produce guys that the reason you can't go in the exit (many stores do not have dedicated entrance and exit doors and can be both) is because the booze is next to that door and they don't want dash and grab thefts.

    He said YES. Then he said they in their month of operation had already had one of their powered carts for the disabled stolen and they have pictures of 20 shoplifters posted in the break room in case they come back.

    How much of the Hispanic crime is committed by people who are deported after their sentence or simply deported without ever being incarcerated.

    The reason why this is important is because these crime studies are being used to push the amnesty agenda - Hispanics are no more likely to commit crimes than Anglos. However what about all those deportees sitting in Mexican and central American prisons for crimes they committed once they were deported. Some prisons are full of 18th Street Gang members or MS-13. What about all the crime they commit down there that they are not incarcerated for since many were involved with drug dealing in the US and just went down there and joined whatever cartel was operating in their old neighborhood?
    ReplyAgree/Disagree/Etc.
  • @5371
    What, did Sailer run over your dog? Or just not print a comment of yours? Bear your misfortune with stoicism, we've all been there.

    No, I said what I said about Sailer because it is the truth, and I’ve been saying it for almost ten years now, since long before most of you even heard of Sailer. The proof is readily presented in his own memoirs, reminiscences, and autobiographical asides, should you bother to read them.

    And do not condescend me ever again.

    Read More
    • Replies: @Truth



    And do not condescend me ever again.
     
    Gauntlet...dropped.
    , @5371
    Well, if you make your charges more precise, you will no longer seem just to be expressing pique, and my first response will no longer be reasonable.
    ReplyAgree/Disagree/Etc.
  • @Intelligent Dasein
    I'm with Fred on this one. I don't really like Mexicans or Mexican culture very much at all. I want the border closed and the illegals deported, and a very sharp curtailment to legal immigration. I am proud to be white and I champion Western civilization. I think miscegenation is almost always a mistake.

    But with all that being said, HBD is pseudoscience. It is rooted in a mixture of a political movement (the politics of which I largely agree with, by the way) and the arch-pseudosciences of Darwinian evolution and molecular biology, which are things people believe in when they like to think of themselves as intelligent but aren't. Darwinian evolution and molecular biology are both philosophically untenable disciplines, but nobody understands this because nobody bothers to think about metaphysics anymore.

    Oh, and Steve Sailer is a creepy weirdo, not to mention a wuss of a rare caliber.

    What, did Sailer run over your dog? Or just not print a comment of yours? Bear your misfortune with stoicism, we’ve all been there.

    Read More
    • Replies: @Intelligent Dasein
    No, I said what I said about Sailer because it is the truth, and I've been saying it for almost ten years now, since long before most of you even heard of Sailer. The proof is readily presented in his own memoirs, reminiscences, and autobiographical asides, should you bother to read them.

    And do not condescend me ever again.
    ReplyAgree/Disagree/Etc.
  • Actually Reed resorts to comparing Mexican behavior to the behavior of US blacks. He defeats his own argument.
    I guess he thought no one would notice.

    Read More
    ReplyAgree/Disagree/Etc.
  • @Svigor
    Hey Fred, why don't you write up a long rant about the lies Mexicans tell about "gringos"? Busy your hands with better work.

    There are already legions of people doing what you're doing, and precious few informing the world about the unfair criticism Mexicans level at "gringos."

    I agree completely. While many of the criticisms leveled at Mexico and Mexicans by persons on the right may be embellished or even outright false, the fact is that there is no shortage of folks far more prominent than Fred Reed out there correcting inaccuracies about Mexico (and often adding pro-Mexican inaccuracies of their own). Reed should take a page from Allan Wall, an Anglo also married to a Mexican and living in Mexico, who gives Anglos an inside scoop about what Mexicans say about us.

    In a different world, this article could be needed. In our world, it’s counterproductive to the interests of non-Mexicans.

    Read More
    ReplyAgree/Disagree/Etc.
  • I don’t hate Mexicans at all. On the contrary, I generally find them a pleasant and humble people. This however doesn’t mean I want to see the US turned into Mexico against the interest and consent of the American people. Ann Coulter is right.

    Read More
    ReplyAgree/Disagree/Etc.
  • @Anonymous

    I’m curious if anyone thinks Reed may just be on the payroll of La Raza or the Mexican government in writing this “twaddle” (yes, his is the twaddle, not Ann Coulter’s fine book).
     
    Ann's fine book is, well, fine.

    I'm not a betting man, but I'd happily bet on Fred's take on the average Central American Mexican over Ann's take.

    Mostly because Ann gets all of her information from her Internet compound in whatever airport she's on standby with free WiFi. Fred can look out his window and see Mexicans.

    I like Ann for her bravado. I like Fred for his honesty. When Ann marries and bears child (oops), maybe she'll understand. In the meantime, I give Ann 3 internet points. Fred gets 42.7 life points.

    Your snarky comment about Ann’s ovaries gives you away, and totally undermines whatever point you were trying to make.

    Read More
    ReplyAgree/Disagree/Etc.
  • And everyone kept telling me that Detroit was one of the worst places in America, but thanks to Fred I’ve learned that it’s a typical American city. I see why he’s so agitated about the other side exaggerating things the way they do.

    Read More
    ReplyAgree/Disagree/Etc.
  • @Bragadocious
    Not really. British influence in America declined significantly in the 19th Century when most of the infrastructure of the country was being built. (Most of what the Brits built pre-1783 burned down) Large swaths of the country spoke Dutch and German, which if I'm not mistaken has nothing to do with Britain. Jefferson based many of his political ideas on Rousseau and the French philosophes, which again, has nothing to do with you lot. I find it amazing how the Brits always try to grab 100% of the credit for America, while oddly condemning everything America is. Do you not see the contradiction? Guess not.

    At the time of our founding, less than 10% of the population was Dutch or German. The US was founded as a British Protestant nation. Every wave of immigrants since that founding has harmed the nation.

    Read More
    ReplyAgree/Disagree/Etc.
  • Priss Factor [AKA "The Priss Factory"] says: • Website

    Reed is right that most Mexers are not bad people.

    In fact, many are very nice people. I always like the sight of Mexican families in the park enjoying the outdoors.
    It’s like Angel’s village in The Wild Bunch.

    But that is the problem. Being too nice, they don’t have the courage to stand up for ideals and principles. So, too often, they allow themselves to be pushed around by the powerful.

    They are like Japanese in this regard.
    Difference is Japanese culture is more attuned to discipline, and its elites are smarter and more serious-minded.
    Also, as Japanese feel as one people, the elites expect from the people.

    But Mexer elites are used to seeing the masses as passive stoic mute lettuce pickers and tortilla munchers.
    This perspective colors the relations between Mexico and US.
    US is leader, and Mexico’s role is to provide labor and service.

    Read More
    ReplyAgree/Disagree/Etc.
  • I’m with Fred on this one. I don’t really like Mexicans or Mexican culture very much at all. I want the border closed and the illegals deported, and a very sharp curtailment to legal immigration. I am proud to be white and I champion Western civilization. I think miscegenation is almost always a mistake.

    But with all that being said, HBD is pseudoscience. It is rooted in a mixture of a political movement (the politics of which I largely agree with, by the way) and the arch-pseudosciences of Darwinian evolution and molecular biology, which are things people believe in when they like to think of themselves as intelligent but aren’t. Darwinian evolution and molecular biology are both philosophically untenable disciplines, but nobody understands this because nobody bothers to think about metaphysics anymore.

    Oh, and Steve Sailer is a creepy weirdo, not to mention a wuss of a rare caliber.

    Read More
    • Replies: @5371
    What, did Sailer run over your dog? Or just not print a comment of yours? Bear your misfortune with stoicism, we've all been there.
    , @Stephen R. Diamond

    Darwinian evolution and molecular biology are both philosophically untenable disciplines, but nobody understands this because nobody bothers to think about metaphysics anymore.
     
    Many (from Karl Popper to the creationists) have belabored the philosophical problems of natural selection and molecular biology. (Like Leibnitiz belabored the metaphysical problems of Newtonian physics.) If it's not taken seriously enough, it's because generally you can only defeat a reigning scientific theory by means of an alternative theory. And it's unquestionable that, whatever the precise account, life has evolved.

    Fortunately, we now have an answer to the metaphysical problems of these disciplines. Check out the brilliant Incomplete Nature: How Mind Evolved from Nature by Terrence W. Deacon.
    , @Leftist conservative
    I somewhat agree with you---HBD is real, but is WAY overrated...and I also want to stop immigration, and want racial segregation...as for sailer, he is not weird, but is instead a worshiper of what is considered normal and mainstream---he favors the viewpoint of the rich and powerful, in general.
    , @panjoomby
    HBD is not pseudoscience.

    the HBD acronym joined an academic research field that had long been "in progress."

    almost a century of good research (& test publishing) in intelligence existed before "HBD."

    most people outside the academic area of intelligence research have no idea of the accuracy & stability of ability measurement - e.g., the consistent & highly replicated underlying general mental ability factor.

    measurement/stats in test norming & publishing is accurate & stable across the lifespan.

    intelligence research has been shoehorned into "HBD" as a subset - academic intelligence research & test publishing existed long before the nonscientific people (those who don't understand the concept of overlapping normal curves) glommed on for the ride.
    ReplyAgree/Disagree/Etc.
  • Anonymous • Disclaimer says:
    @Bragadocious
    I'm curious if anyone thinks Reed may just be on the payroll of La Raza or the Mexican government in writing this "twaddle" (yes, his is the twaddle, not Ann Coulter's fine book). No self-respecting "American" could believe what he's writing, which is basically that we should not complain as Mexicans pour over the border, kill people, tax our hospital and school systems and remit cash back to Carlos Slim. He's not an American. He has to be an agent for a foreign power.

    I’m curious if anyone thinks Reed may just be on the payroll of La Raza or the Mexican government in writing this “twaddle” (yes, his is the twaddle, not Ann Coulter’s fine book).

    Ann’s fine book is, well, fine.

    I’m not a betting man, but I’d happily bet on Fred’s take on the average Central American Mexican over Ann’s take.

    Mostly because Ann gets all of her information from her Internet compound in whatever airport she’s on standby with free WiFi. Fred can look out his window and see Mexicans.

    I like Ann for her bravado. I like Fred for his honesty. When Ann marries and bears child (oops), maybe she’ll understand. In the meantime, I give Ann 3 internet points. Fred gets 42.7 life points.

    Read More
    • Replies: @Bragadocious
    Your snarky comment about Ann's ovaries gives you away, and totally undermines whatever point you were trying to make.
    ReplyAgree/Disagree/Etc.
  • @Lord Effington Three Sticks
    Freddy boy.....I know a bit about Latin America myself. We have a right to our anglo saxon culture. This culture is being flooded with people who do not have this tradition.

    Now about Mexicans. Here in Brazil at the university I see a bunch of Mexicans I am sure would IMPROVE the USA if they went there. They're a bit short but still great people.

    The catch? Those are not the people we're getting. The USA is being flooded with the low end Mexicans and it's not something to be happy about. Sure Mexicans appear good to you because you're in Mexico experiencing the ones that are high enough quality to stay there! DUH. But the tattoo'd and the super fat indigenous types are not going to do much to add the USA.

    The USA is being flooded with the low end Mexicans and it’s not something to be happy about. Sure Mexicans appear good to you because you’re in Mexico experiencing the ones that are high enough quality to stay there!

    This. It doesn’t seem to occur to Fred that Mexico is a pretty nice place to live now because they’ve been dumping millions of their hard-working but not up to much, their illiterate and lazy, and their criminals and child chasers on us for forty years. The inhabitants of the agreeable suburbs of Monterrey never had it so good.

    Read More
    ReplyAgree/Disagree/Etc.
  • @jay-w
    I am in a similar position as Fred: Married to a Mexican for 20 years, three dual-citizenship kids, spent about 6 of the past 20 years living in Mexico (and currently typing this comment from 1500 miles south of the US border).

    I more-or-less concur with Fred's conclusions. There is no significant difference between the average middle-class Mexican and the average middle-class American. There are plenty of very intelligent people here (although not necessarily a critical mass).

    Lower-class Mexicans might be just as dumb as lower-class Americans, but they are a whole lot more hard-working and less violent. If my car ever broke down unexpectedly at night, I would MUCH rather have the breakdown in, say, Puebla than in Baltimore!!

    Obviously, however, the Mexicans who come to the USA illegally tend to be from the bottom of the barrel.

    That said, there are some points in Fred's essay that I have problems with:

    (a) I do not understand how Fred's experience (or mine) disproves HBD. The point of HBD, as I understand it, is that there CAN be significant mental & psychological differences between different ethnic groups -- not that the MUST be differences. The fact that group "A" and group "B" are similar to each other does not rule out the possibility that group "C" might be very different.

    (b) Fred is ignoring the inconvenient truth that -- for some unknown reason -- even though Mexico has lots of nice, hardworking individuals and at least a few very intelligent individuals, there is something wrong when you look at the country collectively. In 500 years, Mexico, as a country, has accomplished NOTHING of any intellectual significance. Why? For example, there has been a grand total of only one Mexican Nobel Prize winner in science; that's pathetic. And I can't think of a single Mexican corporation that has any global presence outside of Latin America. There seems to be something in the culture (or in the genes??) that militates against excellence.

    (c) Fred points out correctly that the Mexican government is unbelievably corrupt, but he does not follow through to the truism that people get the kind of government that they deserve. In other words: There must be something deep in the Mexican psyche (and/or their genes) that lets them tolerate a corrupt & autocratic government. (And the last thing we need to let that kind of attitude take root in the USA.)

    you are an idiot. mestizo average IQ is 90. That number is totally consistent with mexer behavior.

    One of my sons is in construction and runs a couple crews of mexicans. He is a sweet guy and not the type to kick people around, my son. He does state however, yes Dad , they are dumb, they cannot remember tomorrow some instructions I gave them today.

    Also their crime and welfare abuse, etc, etc. everybody sees it in Silicon vValley….just like they see the chinks for what they are: rapacious, as a liberal female friend put it, and hates herself for saying it…ahhh…yessss, the aryan girl from Berkeley.
    You only get a country like Mexico from stupid people generally, lacking the ability to understand Principle. The mexican injun pure-blood IQ is 84-4, both north and south America.

    If you had kids, your kids will express the Return to the Mean, Average, regression to…whatever
    Joe WEbb

    Read More
    ReplyAgree/Disagree/Etc.
  • I have come to admire Senior Redeno’s Catholic grit. You fine fellers will have to rip his “increased Mexican immigration is to YOUR benefit” mantra from his cold dead hands.

    Read More
    ReplyAgree/Disagree/Etc.
  • PS, to be fair, whereas the Blacks rape and rob, Mexicans mostly just child molest and burglarize. At least that is what shows up almost daily in our local newspaper.

    That is a significant HBD factoid, but I cannot theorize it, except to guess that mexicans have been tilling the land generally, while Africans…I don’t know what they do, leaving however the women to do the work as I understand it.

    Plopped into Whiteman land and meritocracy, they got the women still doing the work, whether it is a real job or not, or welfare boosters…and the bros show up on payday.

    Everybody knows that mexicans work and black men don’t but what most folks do not know is that mexicans, about half of them even when working, are also on welfare.

    Fred should send some pesos up north to compensate for the US dollars sent south. He could send some of those dollars to San Mateo Co. Sheriff’s Dept, Redwood City Government Center, Redwood city. Or payable to the County Treasurer.

    JOe Webb

    Read More
    • Replies: @Beach

    ...Mexicans mostly just child molest ...
     
    There's no "just" in it. You have to dig to find a more heinous crime. If someone had molested one of your children when they were young, I doubt your response would've been to shrug and say, "Meh, he was just molested."
    ReplyAgree/Disagree/Etc.
  • Fred, come on up Redwood City, CA and I will introduce you to our new county jail built just for mexers. Go into the County courthouse and see Jose and Manuel tease Juanita. Wall to wall mexers with a few gringos who I assume are their lawyers.

    Mexers, I agree are mostly nice, except when stressed. They smile and burglarize your house and rarely kill you, although they kill one another a fair amount.

    It could be a lot worse…Congo on our border, or Iraq, etc.

    Fred…retire to your jewish mexican wife and kids and take a long siesta, you have earned it.

    Joe Webb

    Read More
    ReplyAgree/Disagree/Etc.
  • @Bragadocious
    I'm curious if anyone thinks Reed may just be on the payroll of La Raza or the Mexican government in writing this "twaddle" (yes, his is the twaddle, not Ann Coulter's fine book). No self-respecting "American" could believe what he's writing, which is basically that we should not complain as Mexicans pour over the border, kill people, tax our hospital and school systems and remit cash back to Carlos Slim. He's not an American. He has to be an agent for a foreign power.

    I think Fred went native and is why he’s sounding like a open borders/Jeb Bush kinda guy, hence the hostility aimed at us gringos up North for wanting to secure the border and deport a lot of Mexicans here illegally.

    We really don’t want these people up here. I watched what they did to Los Angeles over the last three decades. The only reason it’s not Juarez is because enough whites are keeping things working.

    I also remember the Rodney King riots where these Central American imports happily joined the black rioters. It was quite scary to see this side of these people.

    Read More
    • Replies: @David In TN
    "I also remember the Rodney King riots where these Central American imports happily joined the black rioters."

    I recall someone in the MSM excused the Rodney King riots because "many of the rioters were not black."
    ReplyAgree/Disagree/Etc.
  • @Bragadocious
    I'm curious if anyone thinks Reed may just be on the payroll of La Raza or the Mexican government in writing this "twaddle" (yes, his is the twaddle, not Ann Coulter's fine book). No self-respecting "American" could believe what he's writing, which is basically that we should not complain as Mexicans pour over the border, kill people, tax our hospital and school systems and remit cash back to Carlos Slim. He's not an American. He has to be an agent for a foreign power.

    Naw, as some others have suggested, with a much younger Mexican wife, little fred is doing all the thinking for big fred.

    Read More
    ReplyAgree/Disagree/Etc.
  • There do seem to be good noneconomic (cultural) reasons for regretting high rates of Mexican immigration. A Mexican clerk will give you more red-tape hassle than even a power-hungy WASP. They tend to identify strongly with authority. [They'll report you to the cops for peacefully walking your dog.] Mexicans (speaking statistically) are authoritarian, property-obsessed (a Mexican landlord is a pest), and (at least in this country) have a chip on their shoulders.

    But all this (assuming my impressions bear any relation to reality) shouldn’t bother many law-and-orderist alt-rights.

    Read More
    ReplyAgree/Disagree/Etc.
  • @Lucius Somesuch
    "(Yes, the huge Jewish component to the ruling class is “white”; if you don’t like the implications, forgo the racism.)"

    You might be so helpful then as to instruct the huge Jewish component to accept those "implications" and forego their apoplectic racist hatred for White people.

    Though I think that Jewish component contemptuously rejects your "white" label and all its implications, perhaps making you the confused petit-bourgeoisie.

    Though I think that Jewish component contemptuously rejects your “white” label and all its implications

    1. Race isn’t subjective.

    2. The bigotry of ruling-class Jews against gentiles is not directed against them for being caucasian.

    Read More
    ReplyAgree/Disagree/Etc.
  • @Lucius Somesuch
    "(Yes, the huge Jewish component to the ruling class is “white”; if you don’t like the implications, forgo the racism.)"

    You might be so helpful then as to instruct the huge Jewish component to accept those "implications" and forego their apoplectic racist hatred for White people.

    Though I think that Jewish component contemptuously rejects your "white" label and all its implications, perhaps making you the confused petit-bourgeoisie.

    Though I think that Jewish component contemptuously rejects your “white” label and all its implications, perhaps making you the confused petit-bourgeoisie.

    I’m not so sure he’s as innocently idiotic as “confused petit-bourgeois” would imply. Well, idiotic perhaps, but hardly innocent.

    Read More
    ReplyAgree/Disagree/Etc.
  • @Anonymous
    Jay-w it is true that many Mexicans don't strive to be world beaters. Many Mexicans are content to have enough just to live life and are not really interested in creating the next world company. But again, that is true with a lot of white populations too. How many intellectuals come from Ireland or Serbia?

    It is a misnomer to lump together the accomplishments of all white people especially when the real drivers of intellectual endeavors are mainly clustered in Jews. The rest of the white people are more like Mexicans, people who are smart enough to hold together a society but not smart nough to produce elite minds.

    Lumping together the accomplishments of whites is like saying Mexicans have produced many Nobel prize winners because they are brown, and Indians are brown people too. So there.

    Jay-w it is true that many Mexicans don’t strive to be world beaters. Many Mexicans are content to have enough just to live life and are not really interested in creating the next world company. But again, that is true with a lot of white populations too. How many intellectuals come from Ireland or Serbia?

    It is a misnomer to lump together the accomplishments of all white people especially when the real drivers of intellectual endeavors are mainly clustered in Jews. The rest of the white people are more like Mexicans, people who are smart enough to hold together a society but not smart nough to produce elite minds.

    Thanks for a good laugh. This has to be one of the better ones I’ve seen lately.

    *T*R*O*L*L*

    Read More
    ReplyAgree/Disagree/Etc.
  • Just my two cents but it seems to me, perhaps paradoxically, both sides of the argument have some merit though I wonder if Fred has become an unfair target in the current immigration problem. I don’t think by his Mexican connection he has become a Simon Girty but is more in the tradition of American Europeans who have married into a “native”(or just different) culture without fully leaving the one he was raised in, (considering modern American women, I can’t blame him for that) though if he, like some ex-navy guys I know, had moved and married into the Phillipines I doubt he would get as much attention. No doubt he is against child abuse and we could also speculate on that problem among our own and what we seem to allow to go to Thailand. I would agree that immigrants, contrary to the liberal narrative, bring with them some odious behaviors that should be addressed but seem to be covered up instead and I certainly don’t blame anyone for getting mad about the subject.

    Read More
    ReplyAgree/Disagree/Etc.