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    In Gore Vidal's historical novel Empire, President Theodore Roosevelt exclaims in 1907 about the new state of Oklahoma and its two new Democratic senators:The blind senator, Thomas Gore, was Vidal's maternal grandfather (but only a distant relation of Al Gore). Senator Gore had gone blind in a couple of childhood accidents. My general impression is that...
  • Anomalous Mitochondrial DNA Lineages in the Cherokee

    http://dnaconsultants.com/_blog/DNA_Consultants_Blog/post/Anomalous_Mitochondrial_DNA_Lineages_in_the_Cherokee/

    That was essentially incomprehensible. The post cited several cases in which Jewish traders and others married Indian women and stated that these intermarriages explained certain haplotypes in the Cherokees. Then it said that there was no reason to think that these haplotypes were introduced into the Cherokee gene pool after 1492.

    Say what?

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  • Twain was a tedious village atheist. I tend to think he was not representative of Southern opinion. Southern whites may not have hated their chattels, but they hated the idea of allowing them any standing in society and they hated the humiliation the freedmen reminded them of on a mundane basis.

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  • New York Governor Spitzer and then his Lt. Governor Paterson were removed by the State Police in a kind of palace coup

    Rubbish. I was fond of Gov. Patterson, but the vast majority of the state's electorate was not. He elected to leave public life because of his polls. As for Spitzer, it was federal officials who put the bee on him. The state police was notable for a deficit of resistance to his misuse of them. As for Cuomo, his place in the Governor's chair is testament to the power of networking, name recognition, intimidateion, and the dysfunctions of the opposition.

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  • Anonymous • Disclaimer says:

    The USA has many unwritten rules of race. Steve is right. It's OK to have a bit of "Negro blood" as long as it's not mentioned. It doesn't matter if everyone knows about. In the case of Latinos and Arabs, buckets rather than drops of "black blood" are acceptable.

    Consider the case of the Confederate, slave-holding elite Gibson family:

    http://www.danieljsharfstein.com/the-book/

    http://cwmemory.com/2011/03/17/a-black-confederate-general-that-we-can-all-embrace/

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  • Anonymous • Disclaimer says:

    Cherokee are showing more Middle Eastern DNA than Native American DNA

    Is this claim based on uniparental marker (Y-chromosome and mitochondrial DNA) or autosomal DNA studies? Having a haplogroup J Y-chromosome is not proof of recent Middle Eastern ancestry. That haplogroup has been in Europe since the Neolithic and is present in Scotland, Ireland and England at low but not insignificant frequencies. Admixture with English and Scots-Irish settlers could have introduced those lineages to the Cherokee. I am extremely skeptical of these claims.

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  • They both look like white guys to me.

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  • When Sam Houston lived among the Cherokees he learned the language of its chiefs: Gaelic.

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  • Just FYI I think there were more blind people in the past because of all the untreated or incurable syphilis among the fathers.

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  • Amerindians IMHO look an awful lot like plain old European whites. The 'Noble Red Man' we have heard so much about isn't very red in modern America. Just as most 'Pale Faces' these days have healthy tans. Young Amerindian men who want to emphasize their tribal connections and not be taken for a hated white have to grow their hair real long. So the race gets defined by their hair cut.

    I suspect that Indians looked red mostly because they didn't use sun blocker. At least this seems to have been Hollywood's theory for a long time.

    As recently as the late sixties most Hollywood Indians in cowboy movies were white actors with just a darker shade of pancake. Rock Hudson and Jeff Chandler hardly even bothered with makeup. My favorite pseudo-Indian was Rod Steiger in 'Run of the Arrow'. He played a fake Indian so it was like a 'play within a play'.

    Woodie Strode was light enough to also play Indians. And of course Iron Eyes Cody was so Indian-like that even real Indians were taken in.

    When you factor in the Irving Berlin production number 'I'm an Indian Too' it's hard to find any unsympathetic depictions of an Amerindian for at least a century. Being an Indian as long as I can remember was a positive.

    So why do we have to give them all those casinos?

    Albertosaurus

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  • Apparently DNA tests of the Eastern Cherokee is producing surprising results. Cherokee are showing more Middle Eastern DNA than Native American DNA leading to speculation that the tribe was originally formed from the crews of shipwrecked Spanish vessels (largely composed of middle easterners) who moved to the southern highlands to escape the lowland tribes and eventually adopted the tribal lifestyle (along with Indian wives). An alternative theory holds that they are similarly disposed escapees from Spanish territories. In other words, there may be a hidden history to the Cherokee.

    Dovetails nicely with those Melungeon/Brassankle/Lumbee geneology theories.

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  • Apparently DNA tests of the Eastern Cherokee is producing surprising results. Cherokee are showing more Middle Eastern DNA than Native American DNA leading to speculation that the tribe was originally formed from the crews of shipwrecked Spanish vessels (largely composed of middle easterners) who moved to the southern highlands to escape the lowland tribes and eventually adopted the tribal lifestyle (along with Indian wives). An alternative theory holds that they are similarly disposed escapees from Spanish territories. In other words, there may be a hidden history to the Cherokee.

    Dovetails nicely with those Melungeon/Brassankle/Lumbee geneology theories.

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  • New York Governor Spitzer and then his Lt. Governor Paterson were removed by the State Police in a kind of palace coup. Neither were accused of misappropriating state monies. They were replaced by Andrew Cuomo son of a former governor that the bureaucracy really liked.

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  • Anonymous • Disclaimer says:

    Injun Joe was a half-breed as was Blue Duck in Lonesome Dove. Half-breed villains seem to be a common trope in Westerns.

    Were half-breeds perceived as worse than full Indians or is this Hollywood's attempt to dampen potential racial animosity.

    And if it's the former, it begs the question of whether that is a manifestation of HBD or just a result of them having closer proximity (physically and culturally) to white civilization.

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  • I would say now things are reversed. Most Whites with extensive contact with underclass Blacks would fall towards hatred, while Mestizo guys from Michoacan are mostly liked.

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  • Anonymous • Disclaimer says:

    Apparently DNA tests of the Eastern Cherokee is producing surprising results. Cherokee are showing more Middle Eastern DNA than Native American DNA leading to speculation that the tribe was originally formed from the crews of shipwrecked Spanish vessels (largely composed of middle easterners) who moved to the southern highlands to escape the lowland tribes and eventually adopted the tribal lifestyle (along with Indian wives). An alternative theory holds that they are similarly disposed escapees from Spanish territories. In other words, there may be a hidden history to the Cherokee. http://www.peopleofonefire.com/did_cherokee_religion_originate_middle_east.html

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  • For what it's worth, Gore Vidal and Al Gore appear to be sixth cousins thrice removed, through John Gore of Roxbury, Mass. That Gore family, like Obama's Dunhams, headed south rather quickly. Makes you wonder…

    And yes, Vidal is in the same generation as the VP's great-grandfather. Some branches breed faster than others. (Vidal's stopped breeding altogether!)

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  • Anonymous • Disclaimer says:

    Via WIKIPEDIA, data on Owen's Cherokee background:"Owen was Cherokee through his mother, though there are conflicting indications of the extent of his Cherokee ancestry. Owen's listing on the Dawes Rolls, dating from around 1900, records him as 1/16th Cherokee by blood.[8] Yet his mother, Narcissa Owen, according to her own account in her memoirs (1907), would herself appear to have been only 1/16th Cherokee, which if correct would imply that her son was 1/32nd Cherokee.[9] Beyond this, the editor of Narcissa's memoirs has raised the possibility that Narcissa might unwittingly have missed out "one generation or possibly two" in her account of her family tree; adjusting for this possibility might further dilute her Cherokee blood.[10] However this may be, Narcissa had grown up largely among the Cherokees, and she was capable of making skillful use of her Cherokee heritage, colorfully describing her father, Thomas Chisholm (a leader of the "Old Settlers" who moved west before the Trail of Tears), as "the last hereditary war chief of the Western Cherokees."[11] "

    Like the reference to his mother making "skillful use" of their Cherokee background. Even back then, it seems that Amerind blood, however attenuated, was useful for those seeking to elevate themselves.

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  • Based on that photo Owen could easily have been as much as half Cherokee.

    You like his hair, Peter?

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  • Based on that photo Owen could easily have been as much as half Cherokee.

    Peter

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  • Typo: "Cherokee roles"

    Judging from the picture, Robert L. Owen is quite plausibly 1/16th Cherokee. Unlike that other Cherokee senator, Warren, who is practically certain not 1/32 Cherokee.

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  • It's universally assumed that as the Mexican-American population increases, integration and assimilation will ensue. Yet, I keep recalling great Mexican-American athletes of the past, such as Pancho Gonzales, Lee Trevino, and Nancy Lopez, who lack contemporary counterparts. Recently, an ESPN article "NFL Draft Lacks Latinos" predicted that few Hispanics would be drafted. Indeed, through the first...
  • Anonymous • Disclaimer says:

    Tony Romo is the Cowboys version of Eli Manning at that level beneath elite but above Joe Flacco, Mark Sanchez and (to be named later.).

    Wait! Tony Romo is more expensive than Eli Manning but not as good so has Jerrah made Tony Romo a dearer cut price person of Mexican origin thereby buying himself a famous theoretical Giffin Good?

    Prize Economics in Memory of Alfred Nobel for Jerry Jones.

    But no Superbowl!

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  • Bebe gets a hand from DickThis 1970 Life Magazine cover story "Bebe Rebozo: President Nixon's best friend" demonstrates the hatred and discrimination suffered by any and all Hispanics back in the bad old days before the Nixon Administration created the Hispanic category of affirmative action beneficiaries.We must pass the Schumer-Rubio bill and then elect Marco Rubio...
  • There is a shoaly/sandbar area in Biscayne Bay, a few hundred yards west of Key Biscayne commonly known as "Nixon's Beach". On any weekend afternoon there will be a dozen to several dozen boats anchored with people laying around in the 1-3' deep water.

    I don't think you'll find "Nixon's Beach" on any charts – its called that because Bebe Rebozo had a house on Key Biscayne that overlooked the "beach" and Nixon often visited.

    This doesn't really have anything to do with anything. I just felt like posting it. Also, Matt Damon recently sold his house on Key Biscayne that also overlooks Nixon's Beach.

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  • "Bebe Rebozo," wasn't that one of Kramers friends on Seinfeld?

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  • but ..but..but Zuck needs more money
    it will make america less competitive is wages aren't low enough, says Forbes, Wall St. journal etc al

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  • Johnny Carson had a field day with Bebe Rebozo and Robert Ablanalp jokes, and so did quite a few other comics.

    I have no idea how Rebozo made his fortune, but Ablanalp's innovative Precision Valve Corporation dominated the aerosol (can) valve/cup/actuator* market – maybe it still does, but I don't know as I retired nearly two decades ago.

    *The actuator is the little button, or other gizmo, that you press to dispense product from an aerosol can; the valve stem is what you see of the valve when you remove the acuator; the cup is the dished steel part of the valve assembly – cup is crimped into the can mouth by collets which expand to compress the cup, and its gasket material, under the inside diameter of the can mouth.

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  • Neocons… Paleocons…

    How about trucons?

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  • Off topic, but this gay man is curious about the omission of a description of the attackers in this article: http://newyork.cbslocal.com/2013/08/14/nypd-two-gay-men-attacked-outside-theater-in-chelsea/

    And could the regularity of these kinds of events go towards explaining the silent support of NYC's local liberals for stop-and-frisk?

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  • Is Marco Rubio a castizo Hispanic or a white person? That's a serious question.

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  • Anonymous • Disclaimer says:

    Bebe Rebozo looks Mediterranean.

    In addition, I think the white Americans in the USA on the West Coast and in the South who are mixing with mestizos (most of them Central American, a couple of times South America) are doing so because their castizo babies (essentially, another word for 3/4 white), will be eligible for affirmative action benefits and the world will be their oyster.

    The LGBTQPPIs are too small and hostile, despite being quite influential and powerful thanks to corruptible Jewish influence. So that's out of the question.

    The blacks seem to hate them. And despite centuries being here, not much miscegenation has happened as a whole (not counting exceptions and outliers).

    That leaves having children with mestizos, so the little resulting castizo cuties will bring in the cash and the benefits.

    Quite smart I'd say.

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  • THe premise of elisium doesn't make sense from an economic perspective. The super wealthy in the space colony need resources like food, building materials, etc. Some of that will have to come from earth. Without resouces the inhabitants on elisium will be in worse shape than the earthlings. Second, without commerce there is no wealth and severing off ties with the earth will preclude this.

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  • Apollo 11 Launch Control, July 1969One goal of my Diversity Before Diversity series on popular American celebrities of the past who were considered non-white then or would be today (e.g., Jim Thorpe or Pancho Gonzales) or (as in the case of pugilistic superstar John L. Sullivan) have been retconned by today's mythology into supposedly having...
  • The woman in the photo is Joann Morgan. She was the only woman in mission control that day. Nice quotes from her here.
    http://www.popularmechanics.com/science/space/moon-mars/4317732

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  • The unidentified woman in the dark dress in the third row is Joann Morgan. She was the only woman in mission control that day. She's in wikipedia and some nice quotes from her are here: http://www.popularmechanics.com/science/space/moon-mars/4317732

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  • Prince Charles in a kiltOne of the themes of my "Diversity before Diversity" series is that it's simplistic to assume that white attitudes toward blacks in the past also applied to white attitudes toward other races. The reality is much more complex. Attitudes varied both by race and by time and place. American Indians, for example,...
  • Diversity before Diversity: Danny Barcelona

    Louis Armstrong's long-time Filipino-Hawaiian drummer.

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  • Yesterday's Dog said…

    "You might also add the Little House books by Laura Ingles Wilder. In real life, Wilder had very close contact with Amerindians (in both Kansas and South Dakota) and tended to paint them in a very negative light. In one of the books, the mother advises the children to avoid Indians at all costs."

    Arguably, Indians are even more "off limits" for any negative criticism than blacks in this day and age according to the self-elected elites, yet Laura is a saint to feminists and Derb an irredeemable wicked racist for saying essentially the same thing; And arguably Derb's comments are more relevant in this day and age. Maybe that's the reason for his persecution by the thoughtpolice."

    This seems a strange opinion to take from Laura Ingalls Wilder. Her mother disliked Indians, and recalled the terrible Indian uprising of 1862 not far from her home; Laura's father, Charles Ingalls, seems to have admired Indians and often mentioned their good points. Laura herself saw a trail of Indians moving past their home soon after the whole family had very nearly been attacked (they'd heard war cries all night, and saw an Indian brave ride by whom her father identified, but no historical reference can be found of him). Apparently this guy calmed them down and later they left the territory. Wilder describes the Indians in moving terms, admired what she thought was a wild and free existence, and still recalled, many years later, a little Indian baby she wanted. She asked her Ma to get the baby, and Ma huffed and went inside chiding Laura with the reminder that she already had a baby sister.
    Laura Ingalls Wilder wrote quite objectively about Indians, such as she knew them. A few times the family did live around Indians, and were visited by a couple braves on dress parade, wearing skunk skins, but that was the exception. Most of the Ingalls homes were not located close to Indians, and Laura actually did not encounter them too often. One did come in to the general store in the fall of '81 and warned the homesteaders about the extreme winter that was on the way. That winter became "The Long Winter," one of the last 3 books Laura wrote.

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  • David Davenport:
    "Also, "Tidewater" refers to the Atlantic coast, never to the Gulf Coast."

    Yes, but the Tidewater culture moved west along the coast, coarsening as it did. At least that's what Jim Webb teaches us. :)

    There is a difference between say southern Alabama and east Tennessee, or Mississippi and Kentucky, though I have to say it's really not all that big a difference from what I've seen. There were some differences in eg race relations, but all of them are far more alike than any are to other bits of the US I've seen, like New Mexico, San Francisco and (ugh) Las Vegas. I like the South a lot better than what I've seen of the rest of the USA, also, though I would like to see those New England townships some time – I find safe places are always interesting, and the South is not particularly safe in general.

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  • The Scotch are a violent crowd… I dated a Scotch-Irish girl once. I pointed out some of this history to her. She responded with a death threat.

    Someone in her family was involved in an attempted murder (a very famous one). Her comment was "I told her not to hire the hit man". She wasn't kidding.

    Her life was a maelstrom of strife, turmoil, threats of violence, violent death, etc. It's only a slight exaggeration to say that he extended family defeated Hitler, Tojo, etc.

    In truth, I admired her and her family for their many virtues. They were and are, the sort of bedrock Americans who have built and sustained our country for hundreds of years. Ferocious in war and hard working / educated in peace? You bet. Calm and tranquil? Not exactly.

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  • I love the Calvinist touches, Catholicism is synonymous with Pagan beliefs and a lack of civilization. Rome, Florence, and Paris must have been just like the wilds of Scotland, huh, Thomas, How very objective.

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  • … Georgia, the Carolinas, Florida, southern Alabama, and most of Mississippi

    Where most of the honest common people were Presbyterians or Baptists, or some offshoot thereof.

    Richer people may have been Anglican/Episcopalian, but some of them fancied up their family trees and didn't grow up Episcopalian.

    Also, "Tidewater" refers to the Atlantic coast, never to the Gulf Coast.

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  • "Truth said…

    There can really only be one claim to ownership of anything,…"

    You obviously don't understand the meaning of the word "claim". Get a dictionary, schmuck.

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  • "If things had been as wild in the 18th century as Macaulay makes out how could people have changed so quickly?"

    Genetics. The impulsive wild ones got culled leaving only the self-controlled wild ones to breed.

    It's why you have cop families.

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  • I think Macaulay may have exaggerated the wildness of highland people somewhat. Three of my grandparents were from the highlands and I have traced records back as far as 1770. Just the fact that there were written records of births, baptisms, marriages and deaths going that far back suggest the region couldn't have been quite as lawless and wild as Macaulay suggests.

    I have found death notices in clippings from newspapers in small towns in Caithness from the 19th century. As far as I can tell my ancestors were stodgy and straight-laced Presbyterians who wrote flowery, verbose obituaries by the early to mid 19th century. My grandmother, who I remember, and who spoke Gaelic, was born in 1882 in county Sutherland. She was not the least wild or lawless.

    If things had been as wild in the 18th century as Macaulay makes out how could people have changed so quickly?

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  • "Whites and Indians are the groups with the only claims to ownership of this country,"

    There can really only be one claim to ownership of anything, so who is it? The inhabitants or the jackers?

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  • Just want to say how awesome that Macauley passage is. The first half in particular distills a large chunk of world history.

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  • "but isn't the Hells Angels nomadic culture of honour and violence uncannily reminiscent of those 'Born Fighting' Border Reivers?"

    Now you mention it.

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  • "People that had to run one, or two, or ten, miles to the outhouse don't romanticize it."

    Ten miles to the outhouse? Luxury!

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  • Pat says: • Website

    Just this week I watched The Last of the Mohicans on one of the cable movie channels. This was the original Randolph Scott version.

    I wanted to see it because when the Daniel Day Lewis version was released a few years ago I was inspired to read the book. To my surprise the movie was not much like the book at all. I discovered that the Michael Mann / Daniel Day Lewis version was not based on the book but on that earlier film.

    I never particularly like Randolph Scott when I was young. Now that I know that he was the gay lover of Cary Grant I find it even harder to accept him as a Western hero. Compared to Lewis, Scott is more decorative but oddly passive. Both films are quite similar in their narrative structure but the later film presses harder on the genocide issue. The newer film is very effective in portraying the end of that particular set of Indians.

    The historical facts are not entirely consistent with the lesson that evil white men killed all the Indians. The Hurons had been warned not to dig up the bodies of the Europeans because many of them had died of smallpox. But they did, and smallpox decimated the Hurons and Mohicans too.

    Anyway the real revelation is in Cooper's original book. This is the famous book that was written because Cooper finished reading another novel and told his wife that anyone could write a novel that good. To which she said something like – "Oh yeah, show me". Thus was born the first American best seller.

    One thing Cooper got wrong was the hero's name – Natty Bumpo. Sounds like a comic supporting character name not the name of the protagonist. In the earlier film he is always called "Hawkeye"- a nickname. In later novels he is nicknamed "Deerslayer". In the 1992 film they call him Nathaniel Poe. Anything is better than Natty Bumpo.

    But the biggest difference between the eithteenth century novel and the twentieh century movies is race. In the books Natty is constantly pointing out to the other characters that he has no Indian blood. He is very careful to ensure that although he knows Indian lore he is no half-breed. He continulaly proclaims the purity of his blood. He was afraid of any hint of a racial taint. He might admire the noble red man but he wouldn't want one to marry his sister.

    Albertosaurus

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  • "But it is true that blacks aren't too fond of camping or walking around in the sticks. To them, this is either a reminder of slavery, or that given the rates of poverty, etc, they are a bit too close to homelessness."

    You have got to be kidding.

    Despite what many here seem to think, I have not found that blacks tend to put everyday events into historical contexts nor do they think metaphorically.

    My observation has been that blacks generally don't see any value in anything that can't be put to immediate use (e.g., nature, high art). Thus, they will go fishing in hopes of catching food they can eat but they won't go strolling or hiking along a river bank just to enjoy observing the flora and fauna found there.

    Camping in particular seems absurd to them. Why should they exert themselves to pitch a tent in the wilderness, collect firewood, etc. when they can rest comfortably in an urban setting and having the necessities of life given to them?

    Generally, blacks' thought processes are far more immediate and concrete than some here think. Judging by their words and actions, the metaphorical, the long-ranging, the abstract seem to play little to no part in their thought processes.

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  • David Davenport:
    "You're wrong about that. It's not a coincidence that that the school color of the U. of Tennessee is Big Orange. However, I grant you that many older stock white folk in small town CA tend to strike me as homefolks … ethnic Southerners, that is. Even if they've lost the accent."

    Lots of the inland South from the Appalachians westwards were first settled primarily by Scots-Irish, though with lots of English, Welsh etc coming in behind I'm not sure that they ever made up the majority white population of any State. They'd definitely be the majority population of east Tenneessee where Knoxville is, but when you add in mid and west Tennesee I think they were culturally but not numerically dominant.

    The coastal South was never Scots-Irish: Virginia, Georgia, the Carolinas, Florida, southern Alabama, and most of Mississippi. These are the "white trash and Cavalier" territories of Gone with the Wind Southern Romance. They had most of the money and nearly all the cotton. I think of it as Moll Flanders country, Moll is a 'white trash' London criminal who becomes a 'Cavalier' Southern aristocrat, so she covers both aspects.
    If anyone in the Tidewater South ever claimed the South was Scots-Irish, I've not heard it.

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  • anon:
    "They don't see themselves as "Scots-Irish" even today. The state with the most self-described "Scots-Irish" in it is California. There's not that many in the Old South."

    My wife has been watching Sons of Anarchy on Netflix, which led us to discussing the roots of the Hells Angel culture in Scots-Irish war veterans returning to Bakersfield and other Scots-Irish Californian towns after WW2. I'm not sure anyone has made this connection before, but isn't the Hells Angels nomadic culture of honour and violence uncannily reminiscent of those 'Born Fighting' Border Reivers?

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  • I should say more surely that Jerry identifies _with_ the Normans.

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  • Anonymous • Disclaimer says:

    > Jerry Pournelle identifies as Norman.

    Maybe I'm wrong, but I always thought he was of Cajun or Quebecois origin. The name sounds French.

    Uhumm:

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Normans

    The link Steve gave with the list of Norman names at the bottom:

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anglo-Norman

    The spelling of these names was not standardized until surprisingly late. The same person might sign his name with different spelling at different times, apparently sounding-it-out is not all that new… So you will find lots of variations in spelling.

    There are more people than you might think that identify as Norman (or having Norman family links) in a genealogic sense, but of course it's probably been 500 years or a good bit more since any group actually thought of itself as solely Norman.

    Indeed I don't know if you can think of Normans as an actual ethnic group in the sense that you can think of most ethnic groups. More like a proto-ethnic group, a group of related extended families that never quite became a traditional ethnic group because they had too much get-up-and-go. Probably has to do with a culture that was at the core dervied from a number of Viking fleets that ran out of gas around the same place… with no women. But with a military culture, a willingness to use violence, familiarity with the latest military innovations (many learned from the Arabs and others they often fought), an appreciation of the value of learned men, and an eye to improving their circumstances. More like an army than an ethny.

    It seems to me the Normans have the honor as qualifing as the original Evil Western White Guys On Who To Blame It All. (The *&^%^ blame the *&^%^ who blame the (&*&^ who blame the English who ultimately blame the Normans!)

    But the West would be really, really different without them.

    Check out this map from Steve's name link, Antioch is interesting. (It also suggests why there are theories that Normans had a good bit to do with the Little Renaissance):

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Normannen.png

    Here's another map of what is probably the high-water mark of what you might be able to call the Anglo-Norman Empire:

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Angevin_Empire

    You can pretty much see what caused the Hundred Years war (which probably was crucial in forming the national character of England and France (and maybe Italy during the off years) and that of the West itself).

    Oh, and of interest to Steve, one reason some Norman families stayed prominent for so long is they practiced cursorial marriage (cousins marry each other back each generation, so you get a family tree that looks like stacked X's).

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  • Anonymous • Disclaimer says:

    FYI: Sir Walter Scott's romaticised versions of the highlanders and James Fenimore Cooper's romanticised Indians.
    A number of scholars have claimed Cooper was seriously in thrall to Sir Walter's romanticised accounts — to the extent that Cooper's Indians are just highlanders in warpaint.
    The equation between views of these two people may be even more extensive than you suggest, given Cooper's and Scott's influence on American/British culture.

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  • Directory of Mark Twain's maxims, quotations, and various opinions:

    A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z

    SIR WALTER SCOTT

    Then comes Sir Walter Scott with his enchantments, and by his single might checks this wave of progress, and even turns it back; sets the world in love with dreams and phantoms; with decayed and swinish forms of religion; with decayed and degraded systems of government; with the sillinesses and emptinesses, sham grandeurs, sham gauds, and sham chivalries of a brainless and worthless long-vanished society.

    He did measureless harm; more real and lasting harm, perhaps, than any other individual that ever wrote. Most of the world has now outlived good part of these harms, though by no means all of them; but in our South they flourish pretty forcefully still. Not so forcefully as half a generation ago, perhaps, but still forcefully. There, the genuine and wholesome civilization of the nineteenth century is curiously confused and commingled with the Walter Scott Middle-Age sham civilization; and so you have practical, common-sense, progressive ideas, and progressive works; mixed up with the duel, the inflated speech, and the jejune romanticism of an absurd past that is dead, and out of charity ought to be buried.

    But for the Sir Walter disease, the character of the Southerner– or Southron, according to Sir Walter`s starchier way of phrasing it– would be wholly modern, in place of modern and medieval mixed, and the South would be fully a generation further advanced than it is. It was Sir Walter that made every gentleman in the South a Major or a Colonel, or a General or a Judge, before the war; and it was he, also, that made these gentlemen value these bogus decorations. For it was he that created rank and caste down there, and also reverence for rank and caste, and pride and pleasure in them.

    Enough is laid on slavery, without fathering upon it these creations and contributions of Sir Walter.
    Sir Walter had so large a hand in making Southern character, as it existed before the war, that he is in great measure responsible for the war. It seems a little harsh toward a dead man to say that we never should have had any war but for Sir Walter; and yet something of a plausible argument might, perhaps, be made in support of that wild proposition. The Southerner of the American Revolution owned slaves; so did the Southerner of the Civil War: but the former resembles the latter as an Englishman resembles a Frenchman. The change of character can be traced rather more easily to Sir Walter`s influence than to that of any other thing or person.

    http://www.twainquotes.com

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  • Suggest topic for an iSteve piece:

    "D. W. Griffith's Hollywoodland, and the popularity of the Ku Klux Klan in Los Angeles of the teens and 1920's."

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  • That they claimed it was my point. I never implied they actually were Normans, just that Southerners have a long history of romanticizing themselves to have more exotic ancestry than many of them actually possess.

    That they claimed it was my point. I never implied they actually were Normans, just that Southerners have a long history of romanticizing themselves to have more exotic ancestry than many of them actually possess.

    I don't think you have successfully established that Southerners as a group actually believed that they were "Normans" in the period before the Civil War.

    Protestant denominations in the 19th c. American South tended to be socio-economically stratified, with Anglican/Episcopal being top of the status heap. A social climber in a boom town such as Charleston or Natchez, raised Baptist or Preybyterian or Campbellite Baptist and whose grandparents came from Ulster would move up to an Epsicopal church.

    He or his wife, who probably heard about Cavaliers from, say, "Godey's Ladies' Book" magazine, might concoct a fake family tree, claiming to be descended from English aristos of impeccable Norman pedigree.

    The popular literature of the time was full of Cavalier and Norman bull. The novels of Walter Scott were very popular in the antebellum South. You'll notice that Mark Twain like to parody Scott.

    They don't see themselves as "Scots-Irish" even today. The state with the most self-described "Scots-Irish" in it is California. There's not that many in the Old South.

    You're wrong about that. It's not a coincidence that that the school color of the U. of Tennessee is Big Orange. However, I grant you that many older stock white folk in small town CA tend to strike me as homefolks … ethnic Southerners, that is. Even if they've lost the accent.

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    "Ireland has essentially the same climate as Britain, being situated at the exact same latitude and almost the exact same longitude."

    Simply wrong.

    http://allinoneholidays.files.wordpress.com/2011/06/neerslagkaart-europa-alicante.jpg

    Ireland and the west, especially south-west, of Britain have a very distinctive and unique climate ideally suited to cattle-raising *especially* in the time of Stonehenge and Newgrange before crops had been fully adapted to that climate.

    (I would suggest it's *why* Stonehenge and Newgrange exist.)

    Hence the higher rates of things like wheat allergies and extremely high rates of lactose tolerance.

    Those last two are facts.

    The thing about alcohol tolerance may fit with the last two facts or it may be bogus. However i think it is reasonable enough to be worth investigating for social policy reasons just in case.

    #

    "Where the heck do these daft comments come from?"

    Working with them and others from around the world. There's nowhere in the world (until recently in other UK cities) where the police deal with as much violence without guns.

    (When i say scary i don't mean in a stupid way. I mean taking a cleaver off someone without any hesitation with just a little wooden stick.)

    #

    "The homicide rate in Scotland is 1.9 per 100,000. That is not very high in general terms – the homicide rate in the US is 5 per 100,000."

    In UK and northwest european terms, the west of Scotland and the area around Glasgow is particularly different from both the rest of the UK and the rest of Scotland. I think it is because the people are more recently descended from a raiding culture.

    Your mileage may vary.

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    That they claimed it was my point. I never implied they actually were Normans, just that Southerners have a long history of romanticizing themselves to have more exotic ancestry than many of them actually possess.

    I don't think you have successfully established that Southerners as a group actually believed that they were "Normans" in the period before the Civil War.

    You might as well cite Whiskey's prolific comments history to demonstrate that in 2012, "white Americans" believed that blacks have pure testosterone flowing through their veins.

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  • How about gay before gay?

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    "So all he's saying is that at one politically expedient point in time, some small handful of people in the South claimed that they were "Normans". They were not, of course, but that's besides the point."

    Exactly. That they claimed it was my point. I never implied they actually were Normans, just that Southerners have a long history of romanticizing themselves to have more exotic ancestry than many of them actually possess. That when they talked of being "cavaliers" they were considering themselves some sort of new world psuedo aristocrats.

    And then post civil war, as stated earlier, they all decided to be Scottish and Irish (some really were, but it's definitely exaggerated.)

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  • "Very much so – which makes it even more distinctive. The Glasgow police are probably some of the scariest in the world too"

    Where the heck do these daft comments come from?

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  • Arguably, Indians are even more "off limits" for any negative criticism than blacks in this day and age according to the self-elected elites….

    Actually, Indians are next to last in the pecking order, just ahead of Whites. Look at the Seinfeld episode "The Cigar Store Indian".

    Whites and Indians are the groups with the only claims to ownership of this country, so there is an inherent conflict of interest between Indians and the usurping cultural Marxists.

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    Scotland has the highest homicide rate in Western Europe and the sixth highest in the world.

    Homicide rate by country.

    1st Honduras 87 per 100,000
    2nd El Salvador 71 per 100,000
    ..
    10th South Africa 32 per 100,000
    11th Dominican Republic 31 per 100,000
    ..
    19th Mexico 19 per 100,000
    ..
    28th Estonia 7.9 per 100,000
    ..
    24th USA 5 per 100,000
    ..
    31st Finland 2.1 per 100,000
    ..
    somewhere down in about fiftysomething-place – Scotland 1.9 per 100,000.

    You probably have to go to the Daily Kos to meet people as adverse to reality as the commenters on this blog.

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  • I read the book only a couple of years after all the "Dances with Wolves" brouhaha, when the worm had truly turned and it suddenly seemed natural for movie audiences to cheer the heroic Indians on as they rode down and methodically murdered U.S. Calvary troopers (which is what the audience in the theater I was in actually DID – and this was in deep-Red Oklahoma City, not Madison, Wisconsin).

    You might want to consider the possibility that lots of those in the crowd actually had significant Indian ancestry. Do you know anything about Oklahoma besides the political party supported by the majority of its residents?

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  • Southerners did not believe themselves to be English, but rather as descendants of Norman settlers to England.

    Tom Jefferson believed himself to be a Anglo-Saxon. In fact he was an intent student of Anglo-Saxon language and law. TJ could fairly be described as an "Anglo-Saxonist".

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    I think NW Euros in general ate grains less than more southerly groups for longer with Ireland at the end of the spectrum. Northern latitude plus high rainfall = bad for crops, good for cattle-raising hence Irish (and Cornish) butter.

    Ireland has essentially the same climate as Britain, being situated at the exact same latitude and almost the exact same longitude.

    This isn't an "all Irish are x" thing. It's frequencies. You only need a small difference in trait frequencies between two groups for a caricature to develop.

    No such "small difference" have yet been established, so it's premature of you to try to propose a (faulty) hypothesis to explain it. I repeat, it would be very odd if, within the British Isles, a place with a uniform climate and history of crop growing amd a uniform genetic base of people, some people turned out to be very sensitive to alcohol. Logically, it does not make any sense.

    There's also the fact that there is zero empirical evidence to support such a contention.

    Ireland, and England, have an excellent climate for growing crops, perhaps the best in Europe. It never gets very hot, it never gets very cold, and there is plenty of rainfall. Both Ireland and England have a long history of established settlements – Stonehenge in England and the even more impressive Newgrange in Ireland were both built around 3000 BC, and are the not the work of hunter-gatherers or pastoralists.

    Your theory is devoid of both fact and reason.

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    "Around these parts you often hear how whites love nature, whereas Blacks/Jews/Asians/etc. hate it. As Macaulay points out, this supposedly innate white love of nature is actually very recent."

    I don't know, judging by literature and art, Europeans have long had an appreciation of nature.

    But it is true that blacks aren't too fond of camping or walking around in the sticks. To them, this is either a reminder of slavery, or that given the rates of poverty, etc, they are a bit too close to homelessness.

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    Whether Norman or Caviler – the 19th Century south did NOT see themselves as Scottish, or Scot-Irish or Irish.

    Now they're all Celts and Scots.

    They don't see themselves as "Scots-Irish" even today. The state with the most self-described "Scots-Irish" in it is California. There's not that many in the Old South.

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  • People that had to run one, or two, or ten, miles to the outhouse don't romanticize it.

    If you live in the country, the outhouse is never miles away. It's that bush just over there.

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    What evidence do you have that Fisher is wrong? He undoubtedly spent more time studying the matter than you did.

    I have the evidence that he uses the term "Scotch-Irish" to refer to people who (according to him) are neither Scotch nor Irish!

    He also uses the term "Cavaliers" to describe staunch republicans like Madison and Jefferson, which is pretty hilarious if you know what "Cavaliers" signifies in English history.

    Do you have any response to these points?

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    "Scotland has the highest homicide rate in Western Europe and the sixth highest in the world." http://www.glasgoweastlibdems.org.uk

    When I encouraged you to look at the data, I meant look at the data, not read articles in the worthless news media.

    The homicide rate in Scotland is 1.9 per 100,000. That is not very high in general terms – the homicide rate in the US is 5 per 100,000.

    It is pretty high for "Western" Europe, which is a new qualifier you just now introduced. But it's not that high for Europe – the overall homicide rate for Europe was 3.5 per 100,000 in 2010.

    So no, Scotland does not have "one of the highest murder rates in Europe". And Europe has an unusually low murder rate by world standards.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_countries_by_intentional_homicide_rate

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    "As long as there were Gaelic marauders, they had been regarded by the Saxon population as hateful vermin who ought to be exterminated without mercy. As soon as the extermination had been accomplished, as soon as cattle were as safe in the Perthshire passes as in Smithfield market, the freebooter was exalted into a hero of romance."

    That's the key. Same principle applies to predatory animals. And if animals or maurauders would ever come back, the nostalgia would die very quickly.

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  • "Though centered in Glasgow."

    Very much so – which makes it even more distinctive. The Glasgow police are probably some of the scariest in the world too.

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  • Love of nature seems to be a Germanic trait. On a cold rainy day in Richmond Park, a mini-wilderness in SW London, the only people you will see out and about are Germans and very wealthy English.

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  • Scotland's murder rate 2nd highest in Europe at least in 2005:

    http://www.guardian.co.uk/uk/2005/sep/26/ukcrime.scotland

    And: "Scotland has the highest homicide rate in Western Europe and the sixth highest in the world." http://www.glasgoweastlibdems.org.uk/ Though centered in Glasgow.

    Also this:

    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/uknews/scotland/4631857/Scotlands-murder-rate-is-fastest-rising-in-Western-Europe-UN-finds.html

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  • "So what in hell do you call him?"

    You call him by the name of his tribe. Native Americans aka Indians aren't anymore alike than Europeans are.

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    Around these parts you often hear how whites love nature, whereas Blacks/Jews/Asians/etc. hate it. As Macaulay points out, this supposedly innate white love of nature is actually very recent.

    … and largely a result of being apart from nature, more specifically its more unpleasant and dangerous aspects.

    People that had to run one, or two, or ten, miles to the outhouse don't romanticize it.

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  • Jerry Pournelle identifies as Norman.

    Maybe I'm wrong, but I always thought he was of Cajun or Quebecois origin. The name sounds French.

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    try calling your average, rank & file Indian a "Native American" – he'll likely laugh in your face and roll his eyes

    So what in hell do you call him?

    Maybe "Native American" isn't the best phrase, but its so much more accurate than using the name of an inhabitant of a country of a different continent.

    Then again, how many white people have any connection to the Caucasus?

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    "Weren't Arabs of Old Mediterreanean stock, e.g. having very high alcohol tolerance?"

    Hmm, dunno. I thought they were desert pastoralists i.e. likely to have very low alcohol tolerance – at the time.

    .
    "Whether Norman or Caviler – the 19th Century south did NOT see themselves as Scottish, or Scot-Irish or Irish. Now they're all Celts and Scots."

    I think the critical point is the desire to be "other" whatever other happens to be fashionable at the time.

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  • Jerry Pournelle identifies as Norman.

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  • I recognized the Macaulay passage immediately: I have it bookmarked in my twenty-year old paperback copy of The History of England, the abridged version.

    I read the book only a couple of years after all the "Dances with Wolves" brouhaha, when the worm had truly turned and it suddenly seemed natural for movie audiences to cheer the heroic Indians on as they rode down and methodically murdered U.S. Calvary troopers (which is what the audience in the theater I was in actually DID – and this was in deep-Red Oklahoma City, not Madison, Wisconsin).

    I remember (approximately) thinking when I read that passage in The History, "that's just what has happened here when it comes to the history of the Indian Wars – Custer's out; Red Cloud's in."

    In my abridged version there is a footnote inserted by Hugh Trevor-Roper who edited it: at the commencement of the paragraph beginning "This contemptuous loathing lasted till the year 1745," he has appended the following note: "After the suppression of the last Jacobite Rebellion, in 1745, when the army of Highlanders supporting the Young Pretender reached Derby, the British government passed a series of acts to modernize the Highlands, to destroy the power of the chiefs, and to break up the tribal organization."

    There are parallels with the United States government's interactions with the American Indians at points in our history there, too.

    I grew up less than a quarter of a mile from the Cheyenne-Arapaho reservation in Concho, Oklahoma, so I spent a good deal of my formative years in fair-to-middling contact with Indian people (try calling your average, rank & file Indian a "Native American" – he'll likely laugh in your face and roll his eyes). This comment has already gone longish, so I'll only say: like all long-term interactions with racial/ethnic groups not your own, especially when you are often the only Paleface in the room, it's complicated, to borrow a phrase from Mark Zuckerberg & Co. That's NOT to say bad or even unpleasant – in fact, often just the opposite – but… complicated.

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  • "Anonymous said…

    That silly book "Albions Seed" has done immense mischief, as shown by the widespread belief in HBD-land that the Scots, and Scots-Irish, were neither Scottish nor Irish. They were really English!"

    Not english, but anglo-saxon. What evidence do you have that Fisher is wrong? He undoubtedly spent more time studying the matter than you did.

    "Smith (as in Adam Smith) is an English surname. Scott (as in Walter Scott) is a Scottish Gaelic (or "Highlander" to you lot) surname. Burns (as in Robert Burns) indicates a Scottish-English mix."

    Scott is certainly a scottish name, but Walter isn't – it's germanic. And Robert isn't anglo-saxon; it's norman-french.

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  • Around these parts you often hear how whites love nature, whereas Blacks/Jews/Asians/etc. hate it. As Macaulay points out, this supposedly innate white love of nature is actually very recent.

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  • Whether Norman or Caviler – the 19th Century south did NOT see themselves as Scottish, or Scot-Irish or Irish.

    Now they're all Celts and Scots.

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  • Southerners did not believe themselves to be English, but rather as descendants of Norman settlers to England.

    Next time I'm bending the elbow at the Rusty Bucket Lounge, I'll ask the boys their take on the Norman blood they must feel coursing through their veins.

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    "You might also add the Little House books by Laura Ingles Wilder. In real life, Wilder had very close contact with Amerindians (in both Kansas and South Dakota) and tended to paint them in a very negative light. In one of the books, the mother advises the children to avoid Indians at all costs."

    Arguably, Indians are even more "off limits" for any negative criticism than blacks in this day and age according to the self-elected elites, yet Laura is a saint to feminists and Derb an irredeemable wicked racist for saying essentially the same thing; And arguably Derb's comments are more relevant in this day and age. Maybe that's the reason for his persecution by the thoughtpolice.

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    "the Irish are the same people, genetically speaking, as the rest of the people in the British Isles"

    Yes, at base, like the English borderers were genetically the same *overall* as the southern English except (maybe) with different trait frequencies in those areas related to being from a raiding culture.

    .
    "They've been eating grains as long as everyone else in Europe."

    To the same extent? I think NW Euros in general ate grains less than more southerly groups for longer with Ireland at the end of the spectrum. Northern latitude plus high rainfall = bad for crops, good for cattle-raising hence Irish (and Cornish) butter.

    http://www.gidoctor.net/celiac-sprue.php

    "What is the difference between wheat allergy and intolerance to wheat? … This condition is particularly common in people of Irish descent."

    This isn't an "all Irish are x" thing. It's frequencies. You only need a small difference in trait frequencies between two groups for a caricature to develop. If 2% of one group are intolerant of alcohol and 4% of another then that's all you need imo.

    I think this stuff is potentially quite important because we all have a kind of generic diet now whereas we might be better adapted to what our individual ancestors ate e.g. olive oil might be better for people with a lot of Italian ancestry and butter might be better for people with a lot of NW Euro ancestry.

    etc

    Anyway it's just a theory. I agree the difference between English vs Scottish vs Irish on this must obviously be a lot less than Euro vs Iroquois, Aborigine etc.

    #

    "Southerners have a long tradition of denying any Anglo-Saxon ancestry."

    It wouldn't surprise me at all if the English borderers considered themselves distinct from the southern English because if the raiding culture leading to selection for raiding traits is correct then they would have been distinct *in the frequency of those traits* if not in terms of Y DNA, blood group etc.

    There's even a possible hint of it still today in the standard north-south insult of "southern poof" (effeminate) vs "northern monkeys" (primitive).

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    Which makes me wonder if Arabs banned alcohol before Mohammed?

    Weren't Arabs of Old Mediterreanean stock, e.g. having very high alcohol tolerance?

    I could see steppe nomads as Tatars and the original pre-1071 Turks having little alcohol tolerance, and thus finding Koranic prohibitions useful.

    (Modern Western Turks are ethnic Greeks, BTW. I'd like to see their rates of alcoholism compared to those of Turkmenistanis.)

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    http://www.ambrosebierce.org/journal4schaefer.htm

    Looks like junk to me.

    "Whereas in the 1840s many Southern writers had endorsed the notion that all white Americans shared a common “Celtic-Anglo-Saxon” lineage, a myth promoted by Thomas Hart Benton and other proponents of Manifest Destiny, by the next decade contributors to DeBow’s Review, the Southern Literary Messenger, the Southern Quarterly Review, and many similar journals were strenuously differentiating between themselves as Normans and Northerners as Saxons."

    So all he's saying is that at one politically expedient point in time, some small handful of people in the South claimed that they were "Normans". They were not, of course, but that's besides the point.

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  • That sounds implausible. Got a cite?

    http://www.ambrosebierce.org/journal4schaefer.html

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  • "Even today Scotland has one of the highest murder rates in Europe."

    It most certainly does not.

    Would it kill you people to look up the data before you express your opinion about what the data is?

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  • Southerners did not believe themselves to be English, but rather as descendants of Norman settlers to England.

    That sounds implausible. Got a cite?

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    Isn't there a theory that populations who were the last to have a diet dominated by grains have lower alcohol tolerance so pastoralists and hunter gatherers (or people who were more recently the same would have lower tolerance).

    I've heard of it. Assuming it's correct, the fact remains that the Irish are the same people, genetically speaking, as the rest of the people in the British Isles. They're not the Iroquois Indians. They've been eating grains as long as everyone else in Europe.

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    Rachelle
    "The comment above about Scots and violence was interesting. Even today Scotland has one of the highest murder rates in Europe."

    I think it will prove to be the same with other populations from the more marginally fertile fringes with a relatively more recent history of a clannish raiding culture.

    Hence why extremely violent black underclass gangbanger types complain about Somalis being too violent and the tragedy that will unfold in all those nice midwestern towns when all those adopted kids grow up.

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    I remember once browsing a book on the Magna Carta. It was really a book about that whole period in England, the decades around 1215. The author said that the English of that time regarded all Celts as disorderly, as incapable of orderly, peaceful, organized life, of political stability. We tend to think that the Middle Ages were disorderly in general, but apparently the medieval man himself perceived regional and ethnic differences on that point.

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    "Yet, in the 19th century they Southerners all asserted they were of English decent, the "Cavilers" to the Northern Yankee "Round heads"."

    "Round Heads" was a reference to Puritans. Southerners did not believe themselves to be English, but rather as descendants of Norman settlers to England. Why, I do not know. In fact, some contemporary literature even posits the civil war as a latter day racial conflict between "Normans" and "Saxons"….Southerners have a long tradition of denying any Anglo-Saxon ancestry. Not romantic enough for them, I guess.

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    "I'm not sure where this myth of the southern Irish as drunkards comes from."

    Isn't there a theory that populations who were the last to have a diet dominated by grains have lower alcohol tolerance so pastoralists and hunter gatherers (or people who were more recently the same would have lower tolerance).

    Which makes me wonder if Arabs banned alcohol before Mohammed?

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    Simon in London

    "There is definitely a leavening of Saxon – lowland-Scots and English-borderer – in the Ulsterman DNA (in the Catholics too – look at Gerry Adams' surname); but also lots of Gaelic Scots and northern Irish, and those two are not always easily separable."

    Yes i agree. The point i was trying to make was that the *clearcut* distinctions people focus on between the separate ethnic labels from that part of the world are a bit bogus but also more importantly (to me) they muddy the critical point from an HBD point of view (imo) which is their more recent descent – or the more recent descent of some strands in their makeup – from a raiding culture which is mostly related to the physical geography of that region where England, Scotland and Ireland intersect.

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  • Just a note–Macaulay's series of essays originally published in the Endinburgh Review also make clever, witty and entertaining reading.

    The comment above about Scots and violence was interesting. Even today Scotland has one of the highest murder rates in Europe. Wonder what it would be if the Highlands hadn't been harrowed after Culloden?

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