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Will Ben Carson Affirmatively Further Gentrification?

As white people have moved more and more from suburban to urban locations, the cry has gone up that poor, crime-prone blacks must be rescued from the horrors of having to live close by booming downtowns and relocated to distant suburbs without much public transit or, ideally, to dying small cities. For their own good, you understand. And to fight racism.

You see, places like Dubuque, Iowa have Magic Dirt, while the Near North Side of Chicago had Tragic Dirt, until receiving a dirtectomy about the same time the Democratic machine in Chicago tore down the Cabrini-Green housing project.

Cabrini-Green (empty greensward) had to be demolished so its residents could “Move to Opportunity” in Dubuque.

But if Ben Carson were appointed Secretary of Housing and Urban Development, the New York Times worries, he might not be as enthusiastic as the Obama Administration has been about ethnically clearing blacks from high-gentrification potential zones and dumping them on loser whites to deal with.

How Ben Carson at Housing Could Undo a Desegregation Effort
Emily Badger NOV. 23, 2016

President Obama’s civil-rights legacy looked on track, not long ago, to include a major push against America’s deeply entrenched housing segregation. In 2015, his administration rolled out a rule requiring local communities to assess their own patterns of racial and income segregation and make genuine plans to address them.

The move followed years of debate and came as segregated cities like Baltimore and Chicago faced renewed bouts of racial unrest. The federal government, advocates hoped, was finally trying to repair a long-unkept promise of the 1968 Fair Housing Act.

Now that rule is likely to be undermined — and possibly erased — by a Department of Housing and Urban Development headed by Ben Carson. President-elect Donald J. Trump offered the cabinet post on Wednesday to Mr. Carson, a neurosurgeon and a former presidential candidate, who grew up poor in Detroit but has no experience in housing policy.

While we know little about what Mr. Carson would do at the agency, he has downplayed the role of government in his own up-from-urban-poverty story. (“If you don’t succeed,” his mother taught him, according to his autobiography “Gifted Hands,” “you have only yourself to blame.”) And he has specifically criticized the Obama housing rule.

Known as “affirmatively furthering fair housing,” the rule has been politically contentious. Its backers argue that it is essential to remedying the long history of government and private-sector discrimination that has resulted in poor, segregated neighborhoods persisting to this day. Critics say that the rule amounts to government overreach into the decisions — and demographic makeup — of individual communities and a free housing market.

“A circa-1960s view of the Cabrini-Green public housing complex in Chicago, which became synonymous with unrelenting poverty and murderous street gangs.” Credit Chicago History Museum, via Getty Images

Republicans in Congress have tried to defund its implementation. Mr. Carson wrote last year that the new policy followed the government’s history of failed “mandated social-engineering schemes,” and would redirect low-income housing primarily into wealthy, white communities that oppose it.

If he is confirmed by Congress, Mr. Carson would have wide latitude to shape or slow the rollout of the rule, along with broader enforcement of the Fair Housing Act.

 
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  1. One big problem with public housing for negroes is their loose family arrangements. I recall a new senior housing project in Richmond. The problem was when the grandaughter dumped her children on grandma to raise. There weren’t supposed to be 14 year old boys and girls living at this age restricted community but they were all over the place as it was rent subsidized and was located in an area with better schools. The Housing Authority just turned a blind eye to the situation though it made it impossible for elderly whites to live in the nice new units.

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    "I recall a new senior housing project in Richmond."

    California or Virginia? Coincidentally both Richmonds have a large Black population.
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  2. Weren’t Blacks once used to destroy ethnic neighborhoods and helped the flight to suburbs so more cars and tires were sold?

    The Slaughter of Cities: Urban Renewal As Ethnic Cleansing

    https://www.amazon.com/Slaughter-Cities-Renewal-Ethnic-Cleansing/dp/1587317753

    Does it mean that the new inhabitants (hispters) of gentrified cities are acceptable for the empire while the ones in suburbs are not and are slated for reengineering?

    It seems that this is the same program in search of improved human beings. In Soviet Union they tried to come up with the model of homo sovieticus but apparently it did not work out that well. But who knows, perhaps the new model of homo americanus will fare better with a little help of black brothers.

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    • Replies: @ivvenalis
    Nah, it's mostly just about money. Buy inner city slum real estate for peanuts based on its present state, clear out the ghouls, and profit as rents skyrocket.
    , @Federalist
    "Does it mean that the new inhabitants (hispters) of gentrified cities are acceptable for the empire while the ones in suburbs are not and are slated for reengineering?"

    Yes. Gentrifying hipsters are goodwhites who are rewarded for their tolerance by removing the underclass, black menace. Suburbanites are badwhites who must be punished for their racism. The unspoken SJW position is "Look, somebody has to make amends for white privilege and it sure ain't gonna be us."
    , @walt reed
    Boobus Americanus probably cannot be improved.
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    The current HUD strategy forces white property owners to act as guidance councilor’s, and low security prison guards for dysfunctional blacks who might eventually assimilate enough to be functional and accountable to modern civilization, as well as unassimilated blacks who never will be functional beyond the concept of primitive tribes.

    Essentially, white folks are far more apt to call the police on misbehaving black neighbors, than the blacks in ghetto neighborhoods would, not because they’re black, but because they’re acting, in some way, like stupid assholes. Loud boom box music, fights in the middle of the street, yelling out to occupied parked cars from their balconies at 1 am in the morning, breaking into parked cars, and burglarizing homes in their own neighborhood–all the stuff poor blacks love–piss off the middle-class whites they’re being shipped to. So legitimate white homeowner’s become de facto low security prison guards thanks to their own sense of self-preservation as home owners in the community.

    Successful homeownership requires personal accountability. Too many blacks cannot manage a home, as far as maintaining the property, paying property taxes, mortgages in a timely manner, etc. On their own, they will never be home owners, nor should they be. Homeownership is not for everyone. It’s actually kind of a second job.

    Too many blacks lack the aptitude to be competitive in the private sector, so government jobs are available for them to make a good wage with far less chance of getting fired.

    CONCLUSION: HUD and clerical government jobs are our nation’s “short bus” for blacks. It allows them to fake success, while keeping them out of prison, or perpetually homeless.

    The proponents of this two-punch social engineering scheme to bring a significant number of dumb blacks to heel is based on the contention that it’s far cheaper and easier to do it this way than simply letting them sink or swim on their own merit, since many would quickly sink, and the ultimate destiny for most would be a prison cell.

    It’s better (cheaper) to have upended neighborhoods, forced servitude of community whites having to manage living amongst them, and long lines at the DMV, than to give blacks equal opportunity.

    Can anyone think of better ways to keep “difficult black people” out of the prison system, besides welfare grants and virtually fire-proof union-protected jobs?

    If Carson significantly cuts HUD handouts, he should initiate building more prisons first, because they’ll be a-comin’. It’s a big reason many blacks aren’t in prison now.

    They just can’t hack it, without government assistance.

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    • Replies: @BenKenobi
    All of this makes America -- not just the blacks -- a terrible burden to bear. America will always have this problem.

    All that debt and diversity...

    Shrug, White man, shrug.

    , @Buck Turgidson
    So it seems that whites, esp less fortunate ones exposed to the enriching joyous fulfillment of Section 8 housing, get to bear some of the costs imposed by dysfunctional blacks either way. I personally get occasional direct contact w the Section 8 paradigm. You don't need much b/c a little goes a long way. I'd rather pay for the prisons to keep the Section 8 troublemakers there; for the rest of them, how about they find their own housing and neighborhoods just like everyone else. I can't afford to live in Tiburon, or Laguna Beach, boo hoo, how mean is that!?! We need to also enact policies and (dis)incentives to ensure that all the costs of having children, in and out of wedlock, fall directly on the parents and not the taxpayer. We have too many people having children who, like taking proper care of a house, do not have the discipline maturity responsibility and resources required to properly raise children. Welfare for single mothers is similar to the low-interest mortgages through the Community Reinvestment Act, and we saw how well that worked. harumph
    , @Almost Missouri

    "Can anyone think of better ways to keep 'difficult black people' out of the prison system, besides welfare grants and virtually fire-proof union-protected jobs?"
     
    It's a good question, possibly the key question of American politics.

    I don't know why middle class blacks can't play neighborhood guardians along with middle class whites. After all, they have more experience, and aren't cowed by fear of the R-word. There probably aren't enough to go around, but helping some is better than helping none (the current policy).

    Probably the most effective method to stem the tide at its source would be to offer birth control incentives to welfare mothers. Such programs have shown promising results on a small scale, before they became hate-targets of goodwhites. Being a worship-object of goodwhites and therefore immune to criticism, Obama could have implemented something like this if he had actually cared about the ghettos that he curated. But he didn't and he's not really black anyway, so he just found ways to sluice more federal money at blacks and then went back to his basketball games.

    , @boogerbently
    Can we set an "end date" on when we quit our multi-trillion$$$$ attempt at equalizing the negro?
    It's been 150 years, already!
    , @Formerly CARealist
    "Homeownership is kind of like a second job".

    This is something most people don't realize who haven't been raised in the middle class with home owning parents. You could say the same thing about parenting itself. College educated women who find they want a child or two quickly come to realize that being a mother is a full-time job. Keeping a nice home is another part-time job. Where does the time, money, and knowledge come from to succeed at all this?

    Sometimes it's just better to be a renter.
    Sometimes it's just better to raise your children than to kill yourself with that career. Go part-time or just quit altogether... like that Navy commander chick.
    , @Clyde
    you got it right about the whites as guidance counselers
  4. Perhaps this is off topic, but isn’t this confirmation that Donald Trump is anything but Alt-Right? First he sends an Indian woman to the U.N. Now he names an obviously unqualified Negro to be HUD Secretary. How will either of these people further his agenda, whatever it might be at the U.N. or in urban housing? He seems to me to be pandering to the very cuckservatives that his supporters disliked and rejected. Maybe there’s an overall purpose that I just can’t see.

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    • Replies: @BenKenobi
    I am still cautiously optimistic, but I was looking forward to some root-and-branch ruthlessness.

    The man holds the fulcrum of human history in his hands right now, I would hope he does something with it.
    , @Maj. Kong
    Sending Haley to the UN will ensure she is no longer Governor in SC, and early endorser Henry McMaster will become Governor. Nikki Haley had one national action of note, removal of the Confederate flag after the Charleston shooting, an odious act of Cultural Marxism. The cucks wanted her as the VP for Jeb! In the UN, she won't be doing much, as a crypto-Sikh, she has limited appeal to the Hinduvata BJP government in India.

    HUD should not exist at all, it is a state responsibility. Education should also accordingly be returned to the states.
    , @Shine a Light
    Since it is pretty much impossible to define Alt-Right how can we know if anyone, including Trump, really is Alt-Right?

    As for Haley at the UN, this serves several purposes for Trump besides the obvious fact that he gets to tick two diversity boxes with one pick. First early Trump supporter Henry McMaster ascends to the South Carolina governor's mansion. Second the GOPe has to lower themselves into Trump's nationalist pit and are forced to spout anti-UN rhetoric on demand. He doesn't want to leave too much of the GOPe free to virtue signal against him and possible challenge him in 2020.

    As for HUD, we should have some respect for Dr. Carson who was also an early supporter of Trump's. I mean how qualified is Julian Castro, the current HUD Secretary? At least Dr. Carson is a brain surgeon.

    As for Trump's urban agenda -- first and foremost he wants more black votes in 2020 -- over 20% perhaps? It is Dr. Carson's job to get those votes. On a secondary level I would imagine Trump wants to troll the urban white bourgeoisie. His plan should be to force integration as much as possible between blacks and goodwhites. And then when the goodwhites bitch about it the right propaganda channels should be broadcasting this "racism" as far and wide as possible. Every goodwhite urban enclave should be inundated with Section 8 housing and every hipster wonderland Mandarin immersion class should be integrated with at least 20% poor blacks.
    , @Almost Missouri
    Both UN Ambassador and HUD chief are low-stakes placeholder jobs, perfect for making apparently conciliatory appointments prior to the Electoral Collage vote.

    Trump may yet disappoint, but this doesn't prove it.

    Contrary to what the NYT says, that Carson "has no experience in housing policy" is neither relevant nor important.

    Heh, "contrary to what the NYT says". Somehow reality has a way of always being contrary to what the NYT says.
    , @reiner Tor
    It's possible, which is why there needs to be a right-wing opposition to Trump (and, hopefully, to Marine Le Pen after she wins the election in France, and to Kanzlerin Frauke Petry, etc. - I'm not sure these will happen, but should be a not too long term goal), to keep him from deviating to the left much.

    It's also likely that he has some priorities, and is willing to make deals sacrificing non-priority issues furthering his core agenda, whatever that is. (Immigration? or immigration and less aggressive foreign policy? or just a big beautiful wall, and nothing else?) I think he has a lot of executive experience, so he might be appointing incompetents where they cannot do much harm, or he might sense that they aren't that incompetent, and are loyal employees who can further his agenda even if they were initially opposed to his agenda. The UN ambassador seems to have cleared the way to a Trump loyalist to become governor, so it might have that angle, too.

    But Trump was never alt right, he was way to the left of Steve Sailer (and our Steve is probably so much to the left himself, that he's rather alt center than alt right). Not that there's anything wrong with Steve's positions, but to implement them, it would be easier to have a strong White Nationalist party to the right of it.

    My ideal political system would have a strong identitarian ethno-nationalist white (gentile) party, which, however, would not govern. And an alt leftist (or alt centrist) government with a citizenist agenda, but trying to not upset ethnic balances (especially to keep the country as homogeneously white as is possible, not letting its percentage slip further), and trying to reduce the number of dysfunctional minorities (while of course looking after them in a paternalistic way), using some form of eugenics across the board to improve the populations (both minorities and the majority). I'd personally think a white nationalist government (in the US, or racial ethno-nationalist in Europe) might be too much for most countries, and might lead to much violence, which is not to my taste, and would be unpopular among the white populations, could lead to international friction or even war, including intra-white war which is anything but desirable, etc. But we'll see once we arrive there, we're quite far from anything like this.
    , @Buffalo Joe
    Diversity, NY's current governor, uber liberal Andrew Cuomo, was once Secretary of HUD. I suggest you do a Google search of his failures and mis-steps during his time at HUD. His predecessor, Henry Cisneros, was indicted on perjury charges. So, Ben Carson has lots of leeway to screw up.
    , @Clyde

    Perhaps this is off topic, but isn’t this confirmation that Donald Trump is anything but Alt-Right? First he sends an Indian woman to the U.N.
     
    You must be joking. He sent her to a nothing burger job. Plus she is double minority which helps Trump image. Especially with Hillary killing it in the popular vote. They are now claiming 2.5 million votes over Trump.

    In today's serious DJT news he is talking to Carrier to keep them in Indiana. From moving down Mejico way. So what lavish Federal and state incentives and tax breaks will given to keep them in Mike Pence's state? Carrier will be playing The Art Of The Deal.
    _________________

    Trump lobbies Carrier to keep Indiana plant open
    USA Today16 hours ago
    Nov 24, 2016 · Trump lobbies Carrier to keep Indiana plant open. President-elect spent part of Thanksgiving trying to convince Carrier Corp. to keep plant. Post to Facebook

    , @Hibernian
    The Left will say "They're just tokens."
    , @Kylie
    "Can anyone think of better ways to keep 'difficult black people' out of the prison system, besides welfare grants and virtually fire-proof union-protected jobs?"

    Yes.
    , @Jack Hanson
    Your concern trolling about a nonsense position like UN ambassador is about the only cucked thing I can see.
    , @cucksworth
    this is D&C stuff. Please keep the shills out of here. Alt-right has no meaning besides what is assigned to it by the WashPostNYTimes machine. Unz Review seeks to end the destructive identity politics you push in your post.
    , @guest
    We already knew he wasn't alt-right. That was never a serious question for anyone on the alt-right, though there were those who dreamed he would turn out to be one of them. What we're looking for is whether and how far he'll push things generally rightward, and whether he'll follow through on the major areas where him and the alt-right are as one: immigration, trade, foreign policy, and anti-PC.

    I have no doubt we'll be disappointed. I also have no doubt that the insane fears of the left will be shown to be unreal, and that in retrospect people will consider the Trump administration to have been liberal. Because that's what Trump is: a centrist liberal, except on the issues I mentioned above.

    Not that I expect the left to ever acknowledge it. The alt-right will be all right with it, unless he betrays them on the Big Four.

    , @PerezHBD
    The only thing the alt-right wants out of HUD is getting rid of the desegregation scheme, which Carson has already indicated he's likely to do (and something like that is really Trump's call anyway). The alt-right wants nothing at all out of the UN Secretary. Her job is to look good and read prepared speeches. Seems like Trump tried to get the even hotter Democrat broad from Hawaii first but had to settle instead for Haley.
    , @Wyrd
    Perhaps this is off topic, but isn’t this confirmation that Donald Trump is anything but Alt-Right?

    Who beyond retards thought Trump was an Alt-Right candidate? He's a wild-card. Clinton was more of the same while Trump threatens to burn the establishment down. As a member of the Alt-West, I hope he succeeds, but fudge the Alt-White and their Hitler LARPing.
  5. OT: Since the earliest stirrings of the Internet, we’ve dreamt of a day when its version of democracy would allow us to overthrow/bypass the consensus reality/delusion as dictated by the New York Times and their ilk. (And even earlier there was already the dream of a politician too rich to be bribed…)

    Trump is the last person anyone would have nominated for these breakthru roles… but he’s who we’ve got, for now. Even if his administration is in many or most ways a disaster, we have to keep believing that something fundamental has finally changed for the better, that we’ll never have to go back to that old way of doing things.

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  6. @anon
    The current HUD strategy forces white property owners to act as guidance councilor's, and low security prison guards for dysfunctional blacks who might eventually assimilate enough to be functional and accountable to modern civilization, as well as unassimilated blacks who never will be functional beyond the concept of primitive tribes.

    Essentially, white folks are far more apt to call the police on misbehaving black neighbors, than the blacks in ghetto neighborhoods would, not because they're black, but because they're acting, in some way, like stupid assholes. Loud boom box music, fights in the middle of the street, yelling out to occupied parked cars from their balconies at 1 am in the morning, breaking into parked cars, and burglarizing homes in their own neighborhood–all the stuff poor blacks love–piss off the middle-class whites they're being shipped to. So legitimate white homeowner's become de facto low security prison guards thanks to their own sense of self-preservation as home owners in the community.

    Successful homeownership requires personal accountability. Too many blacks cannot manage a home, as far as maintaining the property, paying property taxes, mortgages in a timely manner, etc. On their own, they will never be home owners, nor should they be. Homeownership is not for everyone. It's actually kind of a second job.

    Too many blacks lack the aptitude to be competitive in the private sector, so government jobs are available for them to make a good wage with far less chance of getting fired.

    CONCLUSION: HUD and clerical government jobs are our nation's "short bus" for blacks. It allows them to fake success, while keeping them out of prison, or perpetually homeless.

    The proponents of this two-punch social engineering scheme to bring a significant number of dumb blacks to heel is based on the contention that it's far cheaper and easier to do it this way than simply letting them sink or swim on their own merit, since many would quickly sink, and the ultimate destiny for most would be a prison cell.

    It's better (cheaper) to have upended neighborhoods, forced servitude of community whites having to manage living amongst them, and long lines at the DMV, than to give blacks equal opportunity.

    Can anyone think of better ways to keep "difficult black people" out of the prison system, besides welfare grants and virtually fire-proof union-protected jobs?

    If Carson significantly cuts HUD handouts, he should initiate building more prisons first, because they'll be a-comin'. It's a big reason many blacks aren't in prison now.

    They just can't hack it, without government assistance.

    All of this makes America — not just the blacks — a terrible burden to bear. America will always have this problem.

    All that debt and diversity…

    Shrug, White man, shrug.

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  7. @Diversity Heretic
    Perhaps this is off topic, but isn't this confirmation that Donald Trump is anything but Alt-Right? First he sends an Indian woman to the U.N. Now he names an obviously unqualified Negro to be HUD Secretary. How will either of these people further his agenda, whatever it might be at the U.N. or in urban housing? He seems to me to be pandering to the very cuckservatives that his supporters disliked and rejected. Maybe there's an overall purpose that I just can't see.

    I am still cautiously optimistic, but I was looking forward to some root-and-branch ruthlessness.

    The man holds the fulcrum of human history in his hands right now, I would hope he does something with it.

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    • Replies: @Diversity Heretic
    I've got my fingers and toes crossed. I personally would like to see examples made of lawless "sanctuary" cities: declare them in a state of rebellion, use the military to depose the elected city governments, while assuring the police and fire departments and the civil servants that they'll continue to have jobs and to be paid; impose a military government, declare martial law and suspend the writ of habeas corpus. Local police, backed by troops, are used to round up illegal aliens (invaders). Meanwhile Congress amends the jurisdiction of the federal courts to eliminate their power to hear immigration cases; immigration cases are heard in summary military tribunals, with deportation to either country of origin or detention camps in the Nevada desert or the Aleutian Islands.

    I don't think that Donald Trump has the necessary ruthlessness for this kind of action and it certainly risks provoking civil war. But you're right--history will turn on what he does in the next twelve months.
  8. The use of the word segregation here is mendacious, just like all other leftist agitprop. It is illegal anywhere in the United States to deny someone housing on the basis of race. If anyone wants to go live in X white/ affluent community, they are free to earn the money to do so and go buy or rent housing there with their own money.

    What the leftists want to do is move the black people around like cattle, using them as props to ram their twisted ideology down everyone’s throats. Wtf are a bunch of black people going to do in Dubuque, Iowa? Did they ask to be shipped there? There is nothing there for them. They will be bored as hell. For the people who are from that area, they have friends and family and whatnot. Their life is more fulfilling. But for an outsider with no connection to the area and no marketable skills…. booooring

    As the great Kanye West once said, “George Bush doesn’t care about black people.” And now Kanye is woke and he realizes that the Democratic Party doesn’t either.

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    • Agree: Almost Missouri, Clyde
    • Replies: @Buffalo Joe
    Grapesoda, Other than your use of the black idiom "woke", your last two sentences are a truth most black Americans won't hear.
  9. @Diversity Heretic
    Perhaps this is off topic, but isn't this confirmation that Donald Trump is anything but Alt-Right? First he sends an Indian woman to the U.N. Now he names an obviously unqualified Negro to be HUD Secretary. How will either of these people further his agenda, whatever it might be at the U.N. or in urban housing? He seems to me to be pandering to the very cuckservatives that his supporters disliked and rejected. Maybe there's an overall purpose that I just can't see.

    Sending Haley to the UN will ensure she is no longer Governor in SC, and early endorser Henry McMaster will become Governor. Nikki Haley had one national action of note, removal of the Confederate flag after the Charleston shooting, an odious act of Cultural Marxism. The cucks wanted her as the VP for Jeb! In the UN, she won’t be doing much, as a crypto-Sikh, she has limited appeal to the Hinduvata BJP government in India.

    HUD should not exist at all, it is a state responsibility. Education should also accordingly be returned to the states.

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    • Replies: @Almost Missouri

    "HUD should not exist at all, it is a state responsibility. Education should also accordingly be returned to the states."
     
    Yes, you are right. But it is up to the Legislature to fix this. The Executive cannot unilaterally abolish them. And in the meantime, since these agencies exist and will act, why not use them ... creatively?
    , @Mr. Anon
    I believe that Sikhs are known for being especially anti-muslim too, so she'll have that going for her as well. I don't much care who represents us at the UN, an organization I'd just as soon see us withdraw from anyway.

    I guess everyone has just forgotten the adultery thing too - that Haley was named as the "other woman" in a divorce case.

    "HUD should not exist at all, it is a state responsibility. Education should also accordingly be returned to the states."

    Amen. Both HUD and the Department of Education should be abolished.
  10. @Diversity Heretic
    Perhaps this is off topic, but isn't this confirmation that Donald Trump is anything but Alt-Right? First he sends an Indian woman to the U.N. Now he names an obviously unqualified Negro to be HUD Secretary. How will either of these people further his agenda, whatever it might be at the U.N. or in urban housing? He seems to me to be pandering to the very cuckservatives that his supporters disliked and rejected. Maybe there's an overall purpose that I just can't see.

    Since it is pretty much impossible to define Alt-Right how can we know if anyone, including Trump, really is Alt-Right?

    As for Haley at the UN, this serves several purposes for Trump besides the obvious fact that he gets to tick two diversity boxes with one pick. First early Trump supporter Henry McMaster ascends to the South Carolina governor’s mansion. Second the GOPe has to lower themselves into Trump’s nationalist pit and are forced to spout anti-UN rhetoric on demand. He doesn’t want to leave too much of the GOPe free to virtue signal against him and possible challenge him in 2020.

    As for HUD, we should have some respect for Dr. Carson who was also an early supporter of Trump’s. I mean how qualified is Julian Castro, the current HUD Secretary? At least Dr. Carson is a brain surgeon.

    As for Trump’s urban agenda — first and foremost he wants more black votes in 2020 — over 20% perhaps? It is Dr. Carson’s job to get those votes. On a secondary level I would imagine Trump wants to troll the urban white bourgeoisie. His plan should be to force integration as much as possible between blacks and goodwhites. And then when the goodwhites bitch about it the right propaganda channels should be broadcasting this “racism” as far and wide as possible. Every goodwhite urban enclave should be inundated with Section 8 housing and every hipster wonderland Mandarin immersion class should be integrated with at least 20% poor blacks.

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    • Replies: @reiner Tor

    As for HUD, we should have some respect for Dr. Carson who was also an early supporter of Trump’s. I mean how qualified is Julian Castro, the current HUD Secretary? At least Dr. Carson is a brain surgeon.
     
    Exactly.

    then when the goodwhites bitch about it the right propaganda channels should be broadcasting this “racism” as far and wide as possible. Every goodwhite urban enclave should be inundated with Section 8 housing and every hipster wonderland Mandarin immersion class should be integrated with at least 20% poor blacks.
     
    I partially agree, though the idea should be that those goodwhites' misdirected altruism (or virtue-signaling) should be redirected towards poor whites instead of other races, and their poor countrymen (including poor blacks) as opposed to foreigners. (Because immigration of course hurts blacks the most.) So there's a fine line here: they need to be integrated, but not in order to be punished for their past sins (or the sins of their parents or whatever), but in order to push them towards racial awareness and badwhiteness.

    They need to be made aware that their policies furthering "integration" (elsewhere, for badwhites) were wrong and evil.

    , @dearieme
    "At least Dr. Carson is a brain surgeon." Have a care: suggesting that what the ghettos need is the attention of a brain surgeon must surely be racist?
    , @midtown
    AFFH into heavily Democratic rich white neighborhoods would be the perfect, ultimate troll. Their property values would drop (as soon as the announcement is made, in fact), and they would be confronted literally face to face with the results of their own ideology. And yet, if they maintain that ideology, they could say nothing against AFFH. Ha ha.
    , @Diversity Heretic
    Good point. If Dr. Carson could retarget the neighborhoods designated to receive poor blacks to those zip codes that voted heavily for Hilary Clinton, they could experience the vibrancy of diversity.
    , @BenKenobi
    "So, you like diversity, do ya? Wow, this sure is a nice neighborhood. County went 85% for Hillary you say?"
    , @Buck Turgidson
    Trump should not try to 'check boxes' with his cabinet or any of his appointments. Every one of his appointees could be a transgendered illegal third world immigrant, and the NYT WaPo and the entire leftist communist globalist bush/clinton open borders establishment *might* give him a 1/2 point. Because he would do those things only b/c he is a super duper racist misogynist chauvanist sexist who is trying to curry favor, but he clearly would be overcompensating and just confirm that he is a horrible Hitlerist. Please let's not go all stupid Scandinavian and appoint women to head defense departments. Trump was elected b/c a lot of people trust that he is going to elevate intelligence above PC.
  11. I like how Trump rewards loyalty. I started liking Ben Carson when he showed some real wit and quick thinking by saying Trump was “an ok doctor” (a reference to Trump’s earlier criticism about his skills). Trump also really appreciated the joke.

    Start at around about 2:50

    Trump actually has a great sense of humor, though it gets him into trouble from morons and liars who can’t/won’t get the joke.

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  12. @Diversity Heretic
    Perhaps this is off topic, but isn't this confirmation that Donald Trump is anything but Alt-Right? First he sends an Indian woman to the U.N. Now he names an obviously unqualified Negro to be HUD Secretary. How will either of these people further his agenda, whatever it might be at the U.N. or in urban housing? He seems to me to be pandering to the very cuckservatives that his supporters disliked and rejected. Maybe there's an overall purpose that I just can't see.

    Both UN Ambassador and HUD chief are low-stakes placeholder jobs, perfect for making apparently conciliatory appointments prior to the Electoral Collage vote.

    Trump may yet disappoint, but this doesn’t prove it.

    Contrary to what the NYT says, that Carson “has no experience in housing policy” is neither relevant nor important.

    Heh, “contrary to what the NYT says”. Somehow reality has a way of always being contrary to what the NYT says.

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  13. @anon
    The current HUD strategy forces white property owners to act as guidance councilor's, and low security prison guards for dysfunctional blacks who might eventually assimilate enough to be functional and accountable to modern civilization, as well as unassimilated blacks who never will be functional beyond the concept of primitive tribes.

    Essentially, white folks are far more apt to call the police on misbehaving black neighbors, than the blacks in ghetto neighborhoods would, not because they're black, but because they're acting, in some way, like stupid assholes. Loud boom box music, fights in the middle of the street, yelling out to occupied parked cars from their balconies at 1 am in the morning, breaking into parked cars, and burglarizing homes in their own neighborhood–all the stuff poor blacks love–piss off the middle-class whites they're being shipped to. So legitimate white homeowner's become de facto low security prison guards thanks to their own sense of self-preservation as home owners in the community.

    Successful homeownership requires personal accountability. Too many blacks cannot manage a home, as far as maintaining the property, paying property taxes, mortgages in a timely manner, etc. On their own, they will never be home owners, nor should they be. Homeownership is not for everyone. It's actually kind of a second job.

    Too many blacks lack the aptitude to be competitive in the private sector, so government jobs are available for them to make a good wage with far less chance of getting fired.

    CONCLUSION: HUD and clerical government jobs are our nation's "short bus" for blacks. It allows them to fake success, while keeping them out of prison, or perpetually homeless.

    The proponents of this two-punch social engineering scheme to bring a significant number of dumb blacks to heel is based on the contention that it's far cheaper and easier to do it this way than simply letting them sink or swim on their own merit, since many would quickly sink, and the ultimate destiny for most would be a prison cell.

    It's better (cheaper) to have upended neighborhoods, forced servitude of community whites having to manage living amongst them, and long lines at the DMV, than to give blacks equal opportunity.

    Can anyone think of better ways to keep "difficult black people" out of the prison system, besides welfare grants and virtually fire-proof union-protected jobs?

    If Carson significantly cuts HUD handouts, he should initiate building more prisons first, because they'll be a-comin'. It's a big reason many blacks aren't in prison now.

    They just can't hack it, without government assistance.

    So it seems that whites, esp less fortunate ones exposed to the enriching joyous fulfillment of Section 8 housing, get to bear some of the costs imposed by dysfunctional blacks either way. I personally get occasional direct contact w the Section 8 paradigm. You don’t need much b/c a little goes a long way. I’d rather pay for the prisons to keep the Section 8 troublemakers there; for the rest of them, how about they find their own housing and neighborhoods just like everyone else. I can’t afford to live in Tiburon, or Laguna Beach, boo hoo, how mean is that!?! We need to also enact policies and (dis)incentives to ensure that all the costs of having children, in and out of wedlock, fall directly on the parents and not the taxpayer. We have too many people having children who, like taking proper care of a house, do not have the discipline maturity responsibility and resources required to properly raise children. Welfare for single mothers is similar to the low-interest mortgages through the Community Reinvestment Act, and we saw how well that worked. harumph

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  14. @Diversity Heretic
    Perhaps this is off topic, but isn't this confirmation that Donald Trump is anything but Alt-Right? First he sends an Indian woman to the U.N. Now he names an obviously unqualified Negro to be HUD Secretary. How will either of these people further his agenda, whatever it might be at the U.N. or in urban housing? He seems to me to be pandering to the very cuckservatives that his supporters disliked and rejected. Maybe there's an overall purpose that I just can't see.

    It’s possible, which is why there needs to be a right-wing opposition to Trump (and, hopefully, to Marine Le Pen after she wins the election in France, and to Kanzlerin Frauke Petry, etc. – I’m not sure these will happen, but should be a not too long term goal), to keep him from deviating to the left much.

    It’s also likely that he has some priorities, and is willing to make deals sacrificing non-priority issues furthering his core agenda, whatever that is. (Immigration? or immigration and less aggressive foreign policy? or just a big beautiful wall, and nothing else?) I think he has a lot of executive experience, so he might be appointing incompetents where they cannot do much harm, or he might sense that they aren’t that incompetent, and are loyal employees who can further his agenda even if they were initially opposed to his agenda. The UN ambassador seems to have cleared the way to a Trump loyalist to become governor, so it might have that angle, too.

    But Trump was never alt right, he was way to the left of Steve Sailer (and our Steve is probably so much to the left himself, that he’s rather alt center than alt right). Not that there’s anything wrong with Steve’s positions, but to implement them, it would be easier to have a strong White Nationalist party to the right of it.

    My ideal political system would have a strong identitarian ethno-nationalist white (gentile) party, which, however, would not govern. And an alt leftist (or alt centrist) government with a citizenist agenda, but trying to not upset ethnic balances (especially to keep the country as homogeneously white as is possible, not letting its percentage slip further), and trying to reduce the number of dysfunctional minorities (while of course looking after them in a paternalistic way), using some form of eugenics across the board to improve the populations (both minorities and the majority). I’d personally think a white nationalist government (in the US, or racial ethno-nationalist in Europe) might be too much for most countries, and might lead to much violence, which is not to my taste, and would be unpopular among the white populations, could lead to international friction or even war, including intra-white war which is anything but desirable, etc. But we’ll see once we arrive there, we’re quite far from anything like this.

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    "which is why there needs to be a right-wing opposition to Trump (and, hopefully, to Marine Le Pen after she wins the election in France, and to Kanzlerin Frauke Petry, etc. – I’m not sure these will happen, but should be a not too long term goal), to keep him from deviating to the left much"
     
    True. There is a story told by a former White House speechwriter that during the Nixon administration, a prominent conservative columnist had been publishing columns harshly critical of Nixon for not being conservative enough. There was some concern that the columnist might be alienating himself from the powers that he hoped to influence. One day, the columnist's phone rings and a voice tells him to stand by for the President of the Untied States. Then Nixon comes on the line and tells the columnist, "You keep on doing just what you're doing. You're giving me more room to maneuver to the right."

    Is Trump as self-aware as Nixon?
    , @Almost Missouri

    "using some form of eugenics across the board to improve the populations (both minorities and the majority)"
     
    It is too bad that the term "eugenics" has become radioactive, because that prevents a lot of potentially productive discussion. The thing is, every reproductive decision is either eugenic or dysgenic, and all political policies that affect reproduction (i.e., most of them) are either eugenic or dysgenic. But when "eugenics" are taboo, none of this can be discussed frankly and openly. Everyone is a eugenicist, wittingly or unwittingly, but no one can talk about it. It's sort of a special case of the Sapir-Whorf hypothesis where it's not that the structure of the language prevents the concept, but that the taboo of the culture forbids the concept.
  15. @anon
    The current HUD strategy forces white property owners to act as guidance councilor's, and low security prison guards for dysfunctional blacks who might eventually assimilate enough to be functional and accountable to modern civilization, as well as unassimilated blacks who never will be functional beyond the concept of primitive tribes.

    Essentially, white folks are far more apt to call the police on misbehaving black neighbors, than the blacks in ghetto neighborhoods would, not because they're black, but because they're acting, in some way, like stupid assholes. Loud boom box music, fights in the middle of the street, yelling out to occupied parked cars from their balconies at 1 am in the morning, breaking into parked cars, and burglarizing homes in their own neighborhood–all the stuff poor blacks love–piss off the middle-class whites they're being shipped to. So legitimate white homeowner's become de facto low security prison guards thanks to their own sense of self-preservation as home owners in the community.

    Successful homeownership requires personal accountability. Too many blacks cannot manage a home, as far as maintaining the property, paying property taxes, mortgages in a timely manner, etc. On their own, they will never be home owners, nor should they be. Homeownership is not for everyone. It's actually kind of a second job.

    Too many blacks lack the aptitude to be competitive in the private sector, so government jobs are available for them to make a good wage with far less chance of getting fired.

    CONCLUSION: HUD and clerical government jobs are our nation's "short bus" for blacks. It allows them to fake success, while keeping them out of prison, or perpetually homeless.

    The proponents of this two-punch social engineering scheme to bring a significant number of dumb blacks to heel is based on the contention that it's far cheaper and easier to do it this way than simply letting them sink or swim on their own merit, since many would quickly sink, and the ultimate destiny for most would be a prison cell.

    It's better (cheaper) to have upended neighborhoods, forced servitude of community whites having to manage living amongst them, and long lines at the DMV, than to give blacks equal opportunity.

    Can anyone think of better ways to keep "difficult black people" out of the prison system, besides welfare grants and virtually fire-proof union-protected jobs?

    If Carson significantly cuts HUD handouts, he should initiate building more prisons first, because they'll be a-comin'. It's a big reason many blacks aren't in prison now.

    They just can't hack it, without government assistance.

    “Can anyone think of better ways to keep ‘difficult black people’ out of the prison system, besides welfare grants and virtually fire-proof union-protected jobs?”

    It’s a good question, possibly the key question of American politics.

    I don’t know why middle class blacks can’t play neighborhood guardians along with middle class whites. After all, they have more experience, and aren’t cowed by fear of the R-word. There probably aren’t enough to go around, but helping some is better than helping none (the current policy).

    Probably the most effective method to stem the tide at its source would be to offer birth control incentives to welfare mothers. Such programs have shown promising results on a small scale, before they became hate-targets of goodwhites. Being a worship-object of goodwhites and therefore immune to criticism, Obama could have implemented something like this if he had actually cared about the ghettos that he curated. But he didn’t and he’s not really black anyway, so he just found ways to sluice more federal money at blacks and then went back to his basketball games.

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    > ... but helping some is better than helping none (the current policy).

    That's an apt description for so many of the Bush and Obama administrations' policies.

    Emily Badger hates me. Not personally (at a likely Three Degrees of Separation, I can easily imagine a pleasant cocktail-party conversation with her). But in the Bolshevik way.

    I live in a stable, close-in suburb of a Rust Belt city. My neighborhood is thus a tempting target for AFFH. With only modest savings, that would cause a lot of damage to my family.

    Judging from her article and her Twitter feed, Ms. Badger has very limited interest in the tawdry affairs of people like me. When larger matters of Social Justice are at stake, it's tempting for childless, intellectual, apartment-dwelling trust-funders to think of eggs 'n omelets, and shrug. Not that I know enough about Ms. Badger's life to assert that she's four-for-four. She just writes that way.

    , @anon

    Such programs have shown promising results on a small scale, before they became hate-targets of goodwhites [...] Obama could have implemented something like this
     
    C'mon man. Mainstream conservatives are the anti-contraceptive party. Cucks would've clamorously blocked any reasonable contraceptive-related action in Congress.
    , @Jack Hanson
    Because middle class blacks are often related to Pookie and NeNe. Its a rare black that calls the cops the minute Pookie swings by to avoid some heat he stirred up where he lives (and starts doing the same shit where he's hiding out), or refuses to take in NeNe's kids because she's gotta do her thang in the club.

    Remember, St. Trayvon was living with his dad (in a gated community) cause his mom kicked him out. This is pretty much the dynamic around blacks - the crab in the bucket syndrome. Its part of why blacks either don't bother saving money or hide it away as fast as possible - because all of a suddenly Cousin Derica's kids all need Air Jordans for school and his sister's baby's daddy has an infected toe that needs to be removed or any other number of silly shit.
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    Wasn’t this supposed to be Cabrini Green back in the 70s? In the opening zooming in over the Merchandise Mart.

    Wasn’t J.J. always jawin’ about how rotten it was living in the ghetto? It’s gotta be a lot better now on the magic dirt of Rockford.

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  17. This Emily Badger person who wrote the NYTimes piece featured here is a veteran of the race-guilt industrial complex of the left. I’ve seen her come up through The Atlantic’s urban-planning daughter site (“CityLab”), then the WaPo, and now she’s being published in the NYTimes. She has no critical-thinking faculties or analytic skills, and is simply a mouthpiece for liberal race-guilt pieties. Look her up on those sites — her articles are very light reading.

    The left’s primitive faith and magical thinking is always an amusing sight. There are at least three forms of magical thinking to which the left regularly resorts. Steve has, for a while now, pithily identified the Magic/Tragic Dirt strand, which is simply a reincarnation of the old Biblical concept of the Holy Land and the Holy of Holies in the ancient Hebrew temple and all that. Second, the left also subscribes to a belief in mysterious and ineffable action at a distance, which Steve previously pointed out is basically a belief in demon spirits. The most common expression of this kind of magical thinking among the contemporary left is their oft-repeated belief in the ill effects of “structural racism.” Third, and this is something that Steve has not much commented on explicitly, the left engages in idolatrous fetishization of material objects. Anyone who has read classic Jane Jacobs and all the associated literature blaming black urban poverty and social dysfunction on alienating modernist high-rise architecture and urban planning will recognize this “magic bricks and mortar” line of thinking. If only the architect-gods could get the spatial arrangement of walls, doors, hallways, staircases and windows just right, the social ills of the ghetto would be solved!

    The use of the old Cabrini-Green photo in the NYTimes piece is meant to evoke this. Of course, just to take the left down a peg, I use a very similar photo to contrast Chicago public housing with Singapore public housing which, perhaps not so shockingly to the readers here, outwardly looks very similar but functions very differently at the social level: https://benkurtzblog.wordpress.com/2016/07/05/on-the-inherent-power-of-objects-or-the-fetishism-of-the-left/

    Any social science conclusions that a reader may take from all this are taken at his own risk!

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    • Replies: @Lurker
    Maybe each bit of magic thinking affects the other? Singapore housing might look like that but they have Magic Dirt. See, it's all logically consistent.
    , @Prof. Woland

    If only the architect-gods could get the spatial arrangement of walls, doors, hallways, staircases and windows just right, the social ills of the ghetto would be solved!
     
    Your third explanation also neatly explains why the schools all desperately need to be perpetually upgraded.

    Having gone to California public schools for my primary education, I was very used to sitting in classes that were only one step above a manufactured home. Thin walls, linoleum floors, and a passive solar design where the windows all faced south if possible, they were nothing to look at. With the good weather, there is no need to over insulate the buildings or use too much energy to light the rooms. Back when we were white, nobody seemed to have a problem. Now half the voter initiatives on the ballot are bond issues to 'upgrade' or deteriorating schools. What we end up with is these gold plated architectural wonders replete with AstroTurf football fields and solar panels in the parking lots. Meanwhile, test scores fail to rise.
    , @Jack D
    Funny you should mention Singapore. In Chinese cities, high rise apartment building very similar to Cabrini Green are very common.

    https://www.123rf.com/photo_13715651_new-apartment-buildings-in-pudong-district-of-shanghai-china.html


    In order to save architectural costs, they will put up clusters of 10 or 20 identical high rises. These function perfectly well. In dense urban areas high rise buildings allow you to house a lot of people on a small land area and they are energy efficient because each unit has only 1 exposed side to lose heat, plus people can live close to where they work. They are used as middle class and luxury private market housing, not just public housing. No one pees in the elevator, no one shoots up in the stairwells, no one gets mugged in the hallways. The Federal government spent some considerable amount of $ to build these complexes (not just in Chicago but also St. Louis, Philadelphia, etc. ) and then even more $ to dynamite them and relocate the residents.
    , @Almost Missouri

    "Third..., the left engages in idolatrous fetishization of material objects."/blockquote>

    Don't forget the crayon swastikas, garden twine nooses, french toast handguns and bedsheet Klan robes. No vampire tooth or hair of Lucifer ever had the mass hypnotic effect on anyone that these have on modern Leftists.
  18. @Shine a Light
    Since it is pretty much impossible to define Alt-Right how can we know if anyone, including Trump, really is Alt-Right?

    As for Haley at the UN, this serves several purposes for Trump besides the obvious fact that he gets to tick two diversity boxes with one pick. First early Trump supporter Henry McMaster ascends to the South Carolina governor's mansion. Second the GOPe has to lower themselves into Trump's nationalist pit and are forced to spout anti-UN rhetoric on demand. He doesn't want to leave too much of the GOPe free to virtue signal against him and possible challenge him in 2020.

    As for HUD, we should have some respect for Dr. Carson who was also an early supporter of Trump's. I mean how qualified is Julian Castro, the current HUD Secretary? At least Dr. Carson is a brain surgeon.

    As for Trump's urban agenda -- first and foremost he wants more black votes in 2020 -- over 20% perhaps? It is Dr. Carson's job to get those votes. On a secondary level I would imagine Trump wants to troll the urban white bourgeoisie. His plan should be to force integration as much as possible between blacks and goodwhites. And then when the goodwhites bitch about it the right propaganda channels should be broadcasting this "racism" as far and wide as possible. Every goodwhite urban enclave should be inundated with Section 8 housing and every hipster wonderland Mandarin immersion class should be integrated with at least 20% poor blacks.

    As for HUD, we should have some respect for Dr. Carson who was also an early supporter of Trump’s. I mean how qualified is Julian Castro, the current HUD Secretary? At least Dr. Carson is a brain surgeon.

    Exactly.

    then when the goodwhites bitch about it the right propaganda channels should be broadcasting this “racism” as far and wide as possible. Every goodwhite urban enclave should be inundated with Section 8 housing and every hipster wonderland Mandarin immersion class should be integrated with at least 20% poor blacks.

    I partially agree, though the idea should be that those goodwhites’ misdirected altruism (or virtue-signaling) should be redirected towards poor whites instead of other races, and their poor countrymen (including poor blacks) as opposed to foreigners. (Because immigration of course hurts blacks the most.) So there’s a fine line here: they need to be integrated, but not in order to be punished for their past sins (or the sins of their parents or whatever), but in order to push them towards racial awareness and badwhiteness.

    They need to be made aware that their policies furthering “integration” (elsewhere, for badwhites) were wrong and evil.

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  19. @Shine a Light
    Since it is pretty much impossible to define Alt-Right how can we know if anyone, including Trump, really is Alt-Right?

    As for Haley at the UN, this serves several purposes for Trump besides the obvious fact that he gets to tick two diversity boxes with one pick. First early Trump supporter Henry McMaster ascends to the South Carolina governor's mansion. Second the GOPe has to lower themselves into Trump's nationalist pit and are forced to spout anti-UN rhetoric on demand. He doesn't want to leave too much of the GOPe free to virtue signal against him and possible challenge him in 2020.

    As for HUD, we should have some respect for Dr. Carson who was also an early supporter of Trump's. I mean how qualified is Julian Castro, the current HUD Secretary? At least Dr. Carson is a brain surgeon.

    As for Trump's urban agenda -- first and foremost he wants more black votes in 2020 -- over 20% perhaps? It is Dr. Carson's job to get those votes. On a secondary level I would imagine Trump wants to troll the urban white bourgeoisie. His plan should be to force integration as much as possible between blacks and goodwhites. And then when the goodwhites bitch about it the right propaganda channels should be broadcasting this "racism" as far and wide as possible. Every goodwhite urban enclave should be inundated with Section 8 housing and every hipster wonderland Mandarin immersion class should be integrated with at least 20% poor blacks.

    “At least Dr. Carson is a brain surgeon.” Have a care: suggesting that what the ghettos need is the attention of a brain surgeon must surely be racist?

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    “At least Dr. Carson is a brain surgeon.” - Yes he is but his specialty was to remove 1/2 of brain in cases of severe epilepsy. So he was like podiatrists who specialized in amputations. The main issue in these surgeries was to prevent excessive bleeding and the post surgery complications.
  20. @reiner Tor
    It's possible, which is why there needs to be a right-wing opposition to Trump (and, hopefully, to Marine Le Pen after she wins the election in France, and to Kanzlerin Frauke Petry, etc. - I'm not sure these will happen, but should be a not too long term goal), to keep him from deviating to the left much.

    It's also likely that he has some priorities, and is willing to make deals sacrificing non-priority issues furthering his core agenda, whatever that is. (Immigration? or immigration and less aggressive foreign policy? or just a big beautiful wall, and nothing else?) I think he has a lot of executive experience, so he might be appointing incompetents where they cannot do much harm, or he might sense that they aren't that incompetent, and are loyal employees who can further his agenda even if they were initially opposed to his agenda. The UN ambassador seems to have cleared the way to a Trump loyalist to become governor, so it might have that angle, too.

    But Trump was never alt right, he was way to the left of Steve Sailer (and our Steve is probably so much to the left himself, that he's rather alt center than alt right). Not that there's anything wrong with Steve's positions, but to implement them, it would be easier to have a strong White Nationalist party to the right of it.

    My ideal political system would have a strong identitarian ethno-nationalist white (gentile) party, which, however, would not govern. And an alt leftist (or alt centrist) government with a citizenist agenda, but trying to not upset ethnic balances (especially to keep the country as homogeneously white as is possible, not letting its percentage slip further), and trying to reduce the number of dysfunctional minorities (while of course looking after them in a paternalistic way), using some form of eugenics across the board to improve the populations (both minorities and the majority). I'd personally think a white nationalist government (in the US, or racial ethno-nationalist in Europe) might be too much for most countries, and might lead to much violence, which is not to my taste, and would be unpopular among the white populations, could lead to international friction or even war, including intra-white war which is anything but desirable, etc. But we'll see once we arrive there, we're quite far from anything like this.

    “which is why there needs to be a right-wing opposition to Trump (and, hopefully, to Marine Le Pen after she wins the election in France, and to Kanzlerin Frauke Petry, etc. – I’m not sure these will happen, but should be a not too long term goal), to keep him from deviating to the left much”

    True. There is a story told by a former White House speechwriter that during the Nixon administration, a prominent conservative columnist had been publishing columns harshly critical of Nixon for not being conservative enough. There was some concern that the columnist might be alienating himself from the powers that he hoped to influence. One day, the columnist’s phone rings and a voice tells him to stand by for the President of the Untied States. Then Nixon comes on the line and tells the columnist, “You keep on doing just what you’re doing. You’re giving me more room to maneuver to the right.”

    Is Trump as self-aware as Nixon?

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    Is Trump as self-aware as Nixon?
     
    Let's hope so. In any event, there's no one to the right of Bannon. Except NPI, which got discredited and disavowed by Trump due to a few guests (including an Asian girl and apparently a half-Jewish guy) doing the Bellamy salute.

    This situation cannot be too helpful to Bannon. A politically influential David Duke or something would really be useful to him.
    , @Harry Baldwin
    Great story, but it's hard for me to recall anything Nixon did that suggested he was maneuvering to the right. There may be policies that don't spring immediately to my mind.
  21. @reiner Tor
    It's possible, which is why there needs to be a right-wing opposition to Trump (and, hopefully, to Marine Le Pen after she wins the election in France, and to Kanzlerin Frauke Petry, etc. - I'm not sure these will happen, but should be a not too long term goal), to keep him from deviating to the left much.

    It's also likely that he has some priorities, and is willing to make deals sacrificing non-priority issues furthering his core agenda, whatever that is. (Immigration? or immigration and less aggressive foreign policy? or just a big beautiful wall, and nothing else?) I think he has a lot of executive experience, so he might be appointing incompetents where they cannot do much harm, or he might sense that they aren't that incompetent, and are loyal employees who can further his agenda even if they were initially opposed to his agenda. The UN ambassador seems to have cleared the way to a Trump loyalist to become governor, so it might have that angle, too.

    But Trump was never alt right, he was way to the left of Steve Sailer (and our Steve is probably so much to the left himself, that he's rather alt center than alt right). Not that there's anything wrong with Steve's positions, but to implement them, it would be easier to have a strong White Nationalist party to the right of it.

    My ideal political system would have a strong identitarian ethno-nationalist white (gentile) party, which, however, would not govern. And an alt leftist (or alt centrist) government with a citizenist agenda, but trying to not upset ethnic balances (especially to keep the country as homogeneously white as is possible, not letting its percentage slip further), and trying to reduce the number of dysfunctional minorities (while of course looking after them in a paternalistic way), using some form of eugenics across the board to improve the populations (both minorities and the majority). I'd personally think a white nationalist government (in the US, or racial ethno-nationalist in Europe) might be too much for most countries, and might lead to much violence, which is not to my taste, and would be unpopular among the white populations, could lead to international friction or even war, including intra-white war which is anything but desirable, etc. But we'll see once we arrive there, we're quite far from anything like this.

    “using some form of eugenics across the board to improve the populations (both minorities and the majority)”

    It is too bad that the term “eugenics” has become radioactive, because that prevents a lot of potentially productive discussion. The thing is, every reproductive decision is either eugenic or dysgenic, and all political policies that affect reproduction (i.e., most of them) are either eugenic or dysgenic. But when “eugenics” are taboo, none of this can be discussed frankly and openly. Everyone is a eugenicist, wittingly or unwittingly, but no one can talk about it. It’s sort of a special case of the Sapir-Whorf hypothesis where it’s not that the structure of the language prevents the concept, but that the taboo of the culture forbids the concept.

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    • Replies: @Almost Missouri
    Maybe we just need a new term to talk about it. "Genetic fate"? (Maybe sounds too tragic, but I like it.) "Genetic conditions"? "Genetic environment"? (Ju-jitsus Nature into the Nurture role.) "Genetic management"? (Makes it sound like one of those boring technical things best left to experts.) Etc.
    , @guest
    I don't like to loose useful words, but it's not as if you need to call it "eugenics" to promote eugenics. We do so as I speak. We never stopped.

    We could do it better.
    , @melendwyr
    You're almost right. You're wrong in saying that everyone is a eugenicist. Lots of us are following - in our private, personal lives - courses of action that no eugenicist would ever countenance for a moment.

    If we all WERE eugenicists, many of our problems would be solved, even if no one could bring it up without withering social retribution.
    , @Olorin
    Among the bumper stickers/t-shirts I've never gotten around to creating is one that says

    [ ] EUGENICS | [ ] DYSGENICS

    Nature says: pick one
  22. Why not just send poor blacks to Hillary’s neighborhood? Her white neighborhood could really use some diversity, and she would be setting a great example of how to fight “systemic” and “institutional” racism.

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  23. I sense a vague analogy to the supply-side vs. demand-side debates of the 70s and 80s.

    If we want more integration of black and white populations there seem to be two ways to go about it. The way we have been doing it for the past 50 years has been to increase the costs of avoiding blacks. However, this hasn’t eliminated segregation, and it has greatly increased the costs of housing in nice neighborhoods.

    Another idea would be to increase the attractiveness of living in black neighborhoods to white people. It would have to involve enough policing to reduce the sorts of black behaviors that whites avoid: crime, noise, hanging out on the sidewalk, jaywalking, crime, bullying, etc. The two obvious problems are, of course, that this would violate the current norms on civil rights, and that it would result in an increase in property values that would drive the poor blacks out of the neighborhood on their own volition anyway. But I think it would cost a lot less than what we’re doing now.

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    You left out the fact that heavier policing of black neighborhoods would also result in a lot more blacks in jail, which we are supposed to believe is a bad thing.
    , @bomag

    It would have to involve enough policing to reduce the sorts of black behaviors that whites avoid
     
    That is too much of a burden to expect police to carry.
  24. @Shine a Light
    Since it is pretty much impossible to define Alt-Right how can we know if anyone, including Trump, really is Alt-Right?

    As for Haley at the UN, this serves several purposes for Trump besides the obvious fact that he gets to tick two diversity boxes with one pick. First early Trump supporter Henry McMaster ascends to the South Carolina governor's mansion. Second the GOPe has to lower themselves into Trump's nationalist pit and are forced to spout anti-UN rhetoric on demand. He doesn't want to leave too much of the GOPe free to virtue signal against him and possible challenge him in 2020.

    As for HUD, we should have some respect for Dr. Carson who was also an early supporter of Trump's. I mean how qualified is Julian Castro, the current HUD Secretary? At least Dr. Carson is a brain surgeon.

    As for Trump's urban agenda -- first and foremost he wants more black votes in 2020 -- over 20% perhaps? It is Dr. Carson's job to get those votes. On a secondary level I would imagine Trump wants to troll the urban white bourgeoisie. His plan should be to force integration as much as possible between blacks and goodwhites. And then when the goodwhites bitch about it the right propaganda channels should be broadcasting this "racism" as far and wide as possible. Every goodwhite urban enclave should be inundated with Section 8 housing and every hipster wonderland Mandarin immersion class should be integrated with at least 20% poor blacks.

    AFFH into heavily Democratic rich white neighborhoods would be the perfect, ultimate troll. Their property values would drop (as soon as the announcement is made, in fact), and they would be confronted literally face to face with the results of their own ideology. And yet, if they maintain that ideology, they could say nothing against AFFH. Ha ha.

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  25. Another NYT hit piece on the “alt-right” today, called “White-Collar Supremacy” by Kelly J. Baker. Someone with a NYT account should point out that the F. Scott Fitzgerald allusion is to Lothrop Stoddard’s “Rising Tide of Color,” not Madison Grant’s “Passing of the Great Race.” With such rudimentary ignorance of the subject, why take the rest of the piece seriously?

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  26. Isn’t the entire point of HUD secretary just to give a fancy job to a nonWhite ally?

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    Isn’t the entire point of HUD secretary just to give a fancy job to a non White
     
    HUD and 3-4 other cabinet level agencies exist to transfer wealth to minorities and women. Done in a myriad of ways. They also function as union hiring halls and jobs programs for minorities and women. A Federal paycheck is a good pay check.
    , @Mr. Anon
    "Isn’t the entire point of HUD secretary just to give a fancy job to a nonWhite ally?"

    GHW Bush gave the job to (white guy) Jack Kemp, which I think was his way of telling Kemp: "Ok, Jack, you're always lecturing us about reaching out to blacks - you try it."
  27. @Diversity Heretic
    Perhaps this is off topic, but isn't this confirmation that Donald Trump is anything but Alt-Right? First he sends an Indian woman to the U.N. Now he names an obviously unqualified Negro to be HUD Secretary. How will either of these people further his agenda, whatever it might be at the U.N. or in urban housing? He seems to me to be pandering to the very cuckservatives that his supporters disliked and rejected. Maybe there's an overall purpose that I just can't see.

    Diversity, NY’s current governor, uber liberal Andrew Cuomo, was once Secretary of HUD. I suggest you do a Google search of his failures and mis-steps during his time at HUD. His predecessor, Henry Cisneros, was indicted on perjury charges. So, Ben Carson has lots of leeway to screw up.

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  28. One thing I’ve never understood about Obama’s HUD plan was how this would help poor Blacks’ employment situation. In fact, it seems to do the opposite. The original reason Blacks congregated in cities was because that’s where the jobs were. Not to mention public transportation enabling them to get to said jobs. Now the Feds want to move them out to the suburbs where there are no jobs for them and no public transportation. Which would obviously increase their dependence on welfare. Which obviously just answered my own question.

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    • Replies: @Barnard
    Yes, it is essentially an admission many of these people are unemployable. It is also possible part of the long term plan involved employment discrimination lawsuit in the suburbs too.
    , @e
    I've never felt Barry Soetoro has tried to help blacks at all. I've always felt he was/is trying to piss off white folks. I do feel he has emotional baggage from biological parents who didn't care much about him.
    , @Daniel H
    >>One thing I’ve never understood about Obama’s HUD plan was how this would help poor Blacks’ employment situation.

    They don't care about Blacks' employment situation. They just want Blacks cleared out of super valuable urban real estate so they can develop super expensive housing on this land for delusional, young, white liberals.
  29. @Almost Missouri

    "Can anyone think of better ways to keep 'difficult black people' out of the prison system, besides welfare grants and virtually fire-proof union-protected jobs?"
     
    It's a good question, possibly the key question of American politics.

    I don't know why middle class blacks can't play neighborhood guardians along with middle class whites. After all, they have more experience, and aren't cowed by fear of the R-word. There probably aren't enough to go around, but helping some is better than helping none (the current policy).

    Probably the most effective method to stem the tide at its source would be to offer birth control incentives to welfare mothers. Such programs have shown promising results on a small scale, before they became hate-targets of goodwhites. Being a worship-object of goodwhites and therefore immune to criticism, Obama could have implemented something like this if he had actually cared about the ghettos that he curated. But he didn't and he's not really black anyway, so he just found ways to sluice more federal money at blacks and then went back to his basketball games.

    > … but helping some is better than helping none (the current policy).

    That’s an apt description for so many of the Bush and Obama administrations’ policies.

    Emily Badger hates me. Not personally (at a likely Three Degrees of Separation, I can easily imagine a pleasant cocktail-party conversation with her). But in the Bolshevik way.

    I live in a stable, close-in suburb of a Rust Belt city. My neighborhood is thus a tempting target for AFFH. With only modest savings, that would cause a lot of damage to my family.

    Judging from her article and her Twitter feed, Ms. Badger has very limited interest in the tawdry affairs of people like me. When larger matters of Social Justice are at stake, it’s tempting for childless, intellectual, apartment-dwelling trust-funders to think of eggs ‘n omelets, and shrug. Not that I know enough about Ms. Badger’s life to assert that she’s four-for-four. She just writes that way.

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    Not sure what "four for four" is, but the fact that she's a childless, intellectual, apartment-dwelling trust-funder already tells you something. Also the fact that I think this is not the first time that Ms. Badger's work has been featured here in a ... certain way.
  30. Halting AFFH would be great – it’s destined to fail anyway, as the economics of affordable housing development don’t really lend themselves to new construction in upper income areas…the real purpose is to scatter Democratic voters into marginally GOP districts and generate a bunch of civil rights lawsuits.

    The fun thing about the ‘magic dirt’ theory is it shows how even liberals believe that large concentrations of lower income blacks are really bad news, even as they blame long-gone policies like redlining as the reason why poor blacks can’t live next to each other without generating 3rd world levels of social dysfunction.

    The other new move by HUD is to imply that affordable housing communities that deny applicants based on their criminal record may be subject to legal action. This seems to ignore the fact that most low income people don’t want to live next door to criminals any more than the average person, but that’s where the SJWs have gone along with so-called ‘ban the box’ laws in hiring.

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  31. @Diversity Heretic
    Perhaps this is off topic, but isn't this confirmation that Donald Trump is anything but Alt-Right? First he sends an Indian woman to the U.N. Now he names an obviously unqualified Negro to be HUD Secretary. How will either of these people further his agenda, whatever it might be at the U.N. or in urban housing? He seems to me to be pandering to the very cuckservatives that his supporters disliked and rejected. Maybe there's an overall purpose that I just can't see.

    Perhaps this is off topic, but isn’t this confirmation that Donald Trump is anything but Alt-Right? First he sends an Indian woman to the U.N.

    You must be joking. He sent her to a nothing burger job. Plus she is double minority which helps Trump image. Especially with Hillary killing it in the popular vote. They are now claiming 2.5 million votes over Trump.

    In today’s serious DJT news he is talking to Carrier to keep them in Indiana. From moving down Mejico way. So what lavish Federal and state incentives and tax breaks will given to keep them in Mike Pence’s state? Carrier will be playing The Art Of The Deal.
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    Trump lobbies Carrier to keep Indiana plant open
    USA Today16 hours ago
    Nov 24, 2016 · Trump lobbies Carrier to keep Indiana plant open. President-elect spent part of Thanksgiving trying to convince Carrier Corp. to keep plant. Post to Facebook

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    • Replies: @Buffalo Joe
    Clyde, When Hillary ran for senator from NY she promised to create 250,000 new jobs. Never happened. Andrew Cuomo, whose name is mentioned for a run in 2020, has his Buffalo Billions. He gave SolarCity (now merged with Tesla) $840 million to build the world's largest solar panel manufacturing plant in Buffalo. The commitment from SolarCity was for 500 jobs at the plant and 1500 total statewide. Neither has happened and also no panels have been produced. I would rather see an existing company receive incentives to retain employees than have tax money be thrown at Unicorns.
    , @Hugh
    Carrier should be persuaded quite easily. It's part of UTC which includes Pratt & Whitney which is a major beneficiary of Defense spending.
  32. @utu
    Weren't Blacks once used to destroy ethnic neighborhoods and helped the flight to suburbs so more cars and tires were sold?

    The Slaughter of Cities: Urban Renewal As Ethnic Cleansing
    https://www.amazon.com/Slaughter-Cities-Renewal-Ethnic-Cleansing/dp/1587317753

    Does it mean that the new inhabitants (hispters) of gentrified cities are acceptable for the empire while the ones in suburbs are not and are slated for reengineering?

    It seems that this is the same program in search of improved human beings. In Soviet Union they tried to come up with the model of homo sovieticus but apparently it did not work out that well. But who knows, perhaps the new model of homo americanus will fare better with a little help of black brothers.

    Nah, it’s mostly just about money. Buy inner city slum real estate for peanuts based on its present state, clear out the ghouls, and profit as rents skyrocket.

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    • Replies: @Ivy
    The Real Estate Reverends profited nicely from that policy initiative, although their congregants didn't see much of the proceeds.
  33. I’m not sure Ben wants the job.

    If he takes it, I hope he applies his life experience and the perspective he has consistently stated. It’s what his mom told him:

    “If you don’t succeed,” his mother taught him, according to his autobiography “Gifted Hands,” “you have only yourself to blame.

    There are exceptions to this, but we here know that demographic groups sink of swim according to their overall average characteristics.

    Again, I’m not sure Ben wants to actually go to work and tackle a massive, government bureaucracy. His presidential campaign was just a moneymaking scheme for the highly-paid fundraising contractors who worked for him — as they did for previous, black candidates. Ben gladly participated.

    He lives as a professional hero, the “magic negro” who came from “the neighborhood” and became “a brain surgeon.” He is an outlier on the bell curve, and indeed let’s celebrate him. My wife and I find him perfectly wonderful: He never fails to put us to sleep when he speaks on our TV. What a calming exception-to-the rule that guy is!

    Dr. Carson was able to use his campaign to speak publicly, with media coverage. He addressed issues about which I do believe he truly cares. I share many of his expressed opinions.

    Still, I wonder if he’s an oddball, celebrated character who’s professional history isn’t exactly what we’ve been sold. I don’t know, and maybe it doesn’t matter.

    I’d be happy if he takes the HUD job and uses it to broadcast his mother’s philosphy to his race. Go Ben.

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  34. @utu
    Weren't Blacks once used to destroy ethnic neighborhoods and helped the flight to suburbs so more cars and tires were sold?

    The Slaughter of Cities: Urban Renewal As Ethnic Cleansing
    https://www.amazon.com/Slaughter-Cities-Renewal-Ethnic-Cleansing/dp/1587317753

    Does it mean that the new inhabitants (hispters) of gentrified cities are acceptable for the empire while the ones in suburbs are not and are slated for reengineering?

    It seems that this is the same program in search of improved human beings. In Soviet Union they tried to come up with the model of homo sovieticus but apparently it did not work out that well. But who knows, perhaps the new model of homo americanus will fare better with a little help of black brothers.

    “Does it mean that the new inhabitants (hispters) of gentrified cities are acceptable for the empire while the ones in suburbs are not and are slated for reengineering?”

    Yes. Gentrifying hipsters are goodwhites who are rewarded for their tolerance by removing the underclass, black menace. Suburbanites are badwhites who must be punished for their racism. The unspoken SJW position is “Look, somebody has to make amends for white privilege and it sure ain’t gonna be us.”

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  35. @Almost Missouri

    "which is why there needs to be a right-wing opposition to Trump (and, hopefully, to Marine Le Pen after she wins the election in France, and to Kanzlerin Frauke Petry, etc. – I’m not sure these will happen, but should be a not too long term goal), to keep him from deviating to the left much"
     
    True. There is a story told by a former White House speechwriter that during the Nixon administration, a prominent conservative columnist had been publishing columns harshly critical of Nixon for not being conservative enough. There was some concern that the columnist might be alienating himself from the powers that he hoped to influence. One day, the columnist's phone rings and a voice tells him to stand by for the President of the Untied States. Then Nixon comes on the line and tells the columnist, "You keep on doing just what you're doing. You're giving me more room to maneuver to the right."

    Is Trump as self-aware as Nixon?

    Is Trump as self-aware as Nixon?

    Let’s hope so. In any event, there’s no one to the right of Bannon. Except NPI, which got discredited and disavowed by Trump due to a few guests (including an Asian girl and apparently a half-Jewish guy) doing the Bellamy salute.

    This situation cannot be too helpful to Bannon. A politically influential David Duke or something would really be useful to him.

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  36. […] Steve Sailer is convinced this is just a conspiracy to reclaim the urban landscape. To some degree he is right, but that’s a downstream consequence. As anti-racism has become a defining feature of the Progressive sense of self, these schemes to hide away dis-confirmation have become a natural defense mechanism. Shipping the ghetto out to flyover country is just a way to hide the problem from the new modern hipsters in gentrified areas. […]

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  37. Sorry, you guys will lose.

    Your champions get killed by logic and decency EVRY TIME

    Here, Roland Martin lays the smackdown on Richard Spencer

    Then, here, Angela Rye KILLS a white jerk

    You white nationalists are outnumbered, outgunned, and outlogiced

    Think very carefuly before you go down a road you cannot return from

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    • Replies: @Hockamaw

    You white nationalists are outnumbered, outgunned, and outlogiced

    Think very carefuly before you go down a road you cannot return from

     

    Speaking of roads, get into your car and drive to the black area of your city. Observe what you find there. Take in the sights. Roll down your windows. Take in the sounds. You will probably begin to feel afraid. That is not a learned reaction based on your white privilege and systemic racism. That is a natural reaction to danger. Because you will be in danger there. That is the reality, and the empty rhetoric of some race huckster on CNN can't change it.
    , @Buffalo Joe
    TD, You're a funny guy. For laughs I click on your name and review all your previous comments and predictions. You need a reality check.
    , @Peripatetic commenter
    How interesting. Exactly the same comment was posted at Vox Day:

    https://voxday.blogspot.com/2016/11/italy-is-next.html#c721186923745571243

    Called himself Luke Sellers there.
    , @Mr. Anon
    "Here, Roland Martin lays the smackdown on Richard Spencer."

    Martin seems to think that the ancient Egyptians were black. Martin is an obviously not very bright man - a jumped up affirmative-action beneficiary. If you think that's a smackdown, that says a lot more about you then it does about Spencer.

    , @unpc downunder
    The right is getting smarter at politics, get used to it. One lesson the right is learning from the left is not to spend lots of time apologising for the actions of those further to the right. Liberals almost never apologise for the far left, even when they shoot cops and destroy property. And it's worked well for them, over time the far left has become the centre-left, and the centre-left becomes the new centre.
  38. “You see, places like Dubuque, Iowa have Magic Dirt, while the Near North Side of Chicago had Tragic Dirt, until receiving a dirtectomy about the same time the Democratic machine in Chicago tore down the Cabrini-Green housing project.”

    Recycled hash. Must be a Friday news dump, Steve. Dubuque had previously accepted HUD funding through the Housing Choice Voucher (Section 8) program. Thus, the city was formally obligated to “affirmatively further fair housing” in whatever way HUD defined that obligation.
    So Dubuque willingly chose to take federal government funding for this particular program. Therefore, this city, fair or unfair, right or wrong, put itself in a position to abide by those rules.
    The lesson is…do not accept federal funding lest one be subject to its regulations.

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    • Replies: @Yak-15
    That is very true and that federal funding built Dubuque's new river walk. However, some communities near me do not accept federal money and are getting saddled with section 8 lawsuits.
    , @Buck Turgidson
    The decision makers and elected officials in Dubuque who took the HUD $$$ live in parts of town well removed from the city's new vibrants from Chicago.
    , @Jack Hanson
    Broken clock syndrome, but still only half right.

    When they refuse to take federal funding the civil rights mandarins swoop in and start making life hell for everyone on why they don't want future black astronaut brain surgeons living amongst them.
    , @Triumph104
    Wealthy enclaves in Westchester County have been threatened by the federal government to build low-income housing. What money did these enclaves accept?
    , @AnotherDad

    So Dubuque willingly chose to take federal government funding for this particular program. Therefore, this city, fair or unfair, right or wrong, put itself in a position to abide by those rules.
     
    Corvinus, I don't think folks are saying it's "technically illegal" or something, they are saying essentially "it's nasty, anti-white crap".

    Seeing as productive white folks are the ones who actually *pay* for 95% of the bloated super-state, most of us think that poor white folks--like Dubuque's traditional losers--are entitled to get a share of the available housing welfare program--i.e. Section 8--without a bunch of white hostile jam-loser-criminals-from-Chicago-down-their-throats race engineering.


    This is a separate question from "should be have Section 8". Personally i believe "work organizes life", so i'd abolish Section 8 and housing assistance (and food assistance) generally and my main welfare program--US citizens only--would be some sort of make-work minimum wage employment program. (We'll make sure you can get a "job" even if it's picking up trash on the highway. But then you would have to show up and work like everyone else; buy food and shelter life everyone else, deal with life's challenges like everyone else.) Anyone truly *unable* to do that should be in some sort of institutional\supervised care. Anyone *unwilling* to do that can be on the street or throw themselves on the Christian charities. No one gets to be an indolent bum on the taxpayer's dime.

    But these larger questions of "should this program exist" are independent of the immediate, "Do white communities get to make use of the feds welfare program for their white poor without a bunch of anti-white harassment by federal busy-bodies?" The answer in any decent society is "Yes".
  39. @Diversity Heretic
    Perhaps this is off topic, but isn't this confirmation that Donald Trump is anything but Alt-Right? First he sends an Indian woman to the U.N. Now he names an obviously unqualified Negro to be HUD Secretary. How will either of these people further his agenda, whatever it might be at the U.N. or in urban housing? He seems to me to be pandering to the very cuckservatives that his supporters disliked and rejected. Maybe there's an overall purpose that I just can't see.

    The Left will say “They’re just tokens.”

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  40. @Almost Missouri

    "which is why there needs to be a right-wing opposition to Trump (and, hopefully, to Marine Le Pen after she wins the election in France, and to Kanzlerin Frauke Petry, etc. – I’m not sure these will happen, but should be a not too long term goal), to keep him from deviating to the left much"
     
    True. There is a story told by a former White House speechwriter that during the Nixon administration, a prominent conservative columnist had been publishing columns harshly critical of Nixon for not being conservative enough. There was some concern that the columnist might be alienating himself from the powers that he hoped to influence. One day, the columnist's phone rings and a voice tells him to stand by for the President of the Untied States. Then Nixon comes on the line and tells the columnist, "You keep on doing just what you're doing. You're giving me more room to maneuver to the right."

    Is Trump as self-aware as Nixon?

    Great story, but it’s hard for me to recall anything Nixon did that suggested he was maneuvering to the right. There may be policies that don’t spring immediately to my mind.

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  41. @a Newsreader
    I sense a vague analogy to the supply-side vs. demand-side debates of the 70s and 80s.

    If we want more integration of black and white populations there seem to be two ways to go about it. The way we have been doing it for the past 50 years has been to increase the costs of avoiding blacks. However, this hasn't eliminated segregation, and it has greatly increased the costs of housing in nice neighborhoods.

    Another idea would be to increase the attractiveness of living in black neighborhoods to white people. It would have to involve enough policing to reduce the sorts of black behaviors that whites avoid: crime, noise, hanging out on the sidewalk, jaywalking, crime, bullying, etc. The two obvious problems are, of course, that this would violate the current norms on civil rights, and that it would result in an increase in property values that would drive the poor blacks out of the neighborhood on their own volition anyway. But I think it would cost a lot less than what we're doing now.

    You left out the fact that heavier policing of black neighborhoods would also result in a lot more blacks in jail, which we are supposed to believe is a bad thing.

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    Indeed, if we could only overcome our prejudice against more blacks in jail.
  42. @Harry Baldwin
    You left out the fact that heavier policing of black neighborhoods would also result in a lot more blacks in jail, which we are supposed to believe is a bad thing.

    Indeed, if we could only overcome our prejudice against more blacks in jail.

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  43. @ivvenalis
    Nah, it's mostly just about money. Buy inner city slum real estate for peanuts based on its present state, clear out the ghouls, and profit as rents skyrocket.

    The Real Estate Reverends profited nicely from that policy initiative, although their congregants didn’t see much of the proceeds.

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  44. I haven’t come across a single person connecting the dots between the Wapo and Amazon and trying to distance themselves from the second.

    People should start avoiding to purchase from Amazon as much as they can, if they cared for freedom.

    I mean, these people who control all the main media sources — print tv social media online news outlets hubs — are increasingly talking of the need for “regulation” and, while it’s been years nothing they impart to their trusty audience isn’t a lie, of “fake news”.

    The same was for Brexit, with bough off politiservants of the banks saying all over Europe “people voted wrong because they were misinformed”, after people had been bombarded with the meannest pro-Remain propaganda for a long while (heck, even “celebrities” were deployed for the job).

    There is a lust for censorship and open dictatorship they can’t even conceal any more.

    And of course the populace is as merrily asleep as ever: that’s the job nature assigns them: to be asleep.

    On the other hand, when rulers are jumpy, it should mean things aren’t going great for them.

    I wonder what is going to happen. But I feel that whatever it is, we are in post-democracy irreversibly.

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  45. I have even read (it was on the Seattle Anti-racist Whites site) that gentrification is neocolonialism.

    These people firmly maintain that people from every race have equal potential and skills, and every difference proves racism. They infer from it that after the Civil Rights Era racism has hardened.

    Basically, the more liberty people are given, the more differences will grow, and the more these people will need to furnish themselves with a vision that lets them detect increased oppression, constraints, and racism.

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    • Replies: @Anon
    Gentrification=Colonialism?

    Eh, if every third-worlder in colonial societies had ended up on welfare, they would have fought against independence tooth and nail. At this rate, we're never going to get rid of Puerto Rico.
  46. OT but 90 percent of the job losses in manufacturing are due to productivity gains rather than free trade, and even if those jobs are brought back they would be done by robots anyway

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    • Replies: @Jack Hanson
    Let me try this unsourced "fact" game:

    95% of pro free trade arguments have serious problems with methodology, repeatability, or basic facts, while the other 5% are totally made up.

    In this case, "productivity" is defined by being able to hire more workers at .25/hr to make soccer balls or whatever than by paying US workers a living wage. Got it.

    I also like how robots are inevitable in manufacturing, but verbatim when it comes to discussing agriculture.

    , @Prof. Woland
    Pretty soon it will be a war pitting our robots against theirs.
    , @Felix.

    OT but 90 percent of the job losses in manufacturing are due to productivity gains rather than free trade, and even if those jobs are brought back they would be done by robots anyway
     
    Gee, that must be news to the tens of millions of Asian factory workers chugging along making the stuff that contributes to the West's trillion dollar annual trade deficit with the East. Go ahead and tell them that their jobs are imaginary because as a matter of fact, there is no trade deficit, thousands of container ships don't ply the oceans shipping manufactured goods, and that the factories they think they work at don't in fact exist. Troll.
  47. @grapesoda
    The use of the word segregation here is mendacious, just like all other leftist agitprop. It is illegal anywhere in the United States to deny someone housing on the basis of race. If anyone wants to go live in X white/ affluent community, they are free to earn the money to do so and go buy or rent housing there with their own money.

    What the leftists want to do is move the black people around like cattle, using them as props to ram their twisted ideology down everyone's throats. Wtf are a bunch of black people going to do in Dubuque, Iowa? Did they ask to be shipped there? There is nothing there for them. They will be bored as hell. For the people who are from that area, they have friends and family and whatnot. Their life is more fulfilling. But for an outsider with no connection to the area and no marketable skills.... booooring

    As the great Kanye West once said, "George Bush doesn't care about black people." And now Kanye is woke and he realizes that the Democratic Party doesn't either.

    Grapesoda, Other than your use of the black idiom “woke”, your last two sentences are a truth most black Americans won’t hear.

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  48. @Ben Kurtz
    This Emily Badger person who wrote the NYTimes piece featured here is a veteran of the race-guilt industrial complex of the left. I've seen her come up through The Atlantic's urban-planning daughter site ("CityLab"), then the WaPo, and now she's being published in the NYTimes. She has no critical-thinking faculties or analytic skills, and is simply a mouthpiece for liberal race-guilt pieties. Look her up on those sites -- her articles are very light reading.

    The left's primitive faith and magical thinking is always an amusing sight. There are at least three forms of magical thinking to which the left regularly resorts. Steve has, for a while now, pithily identified the Magic/Tragic Dirt strand, which is simply a reincarnation of the old Biblical concept of the Holy Land and the Holy of Holies in the ancient Hebrew temple and all that. Second, the left also subscribes to a belief in mysterious and ineffable action at a distance, which Steve previously pointed out is basically a belief in demon spirits. The most common expression of this kind of magical thinking among the contemporary left is their oft-repeated belief in the ill effects of "structural racism." Third, and this is something that Steve has not much commented on explicitly, the left engages in idolatrous fetishization of material objects. Anyone who has read classic Jane Jacobs and all the associated literature blaming black urban poverty and social dysfunction on alienating modernist high-rise architecture and urban planning will recognize this "magic bricks and mortar" line of thinking. If only the architect-gods could get the spatial arrangement of walls, doors, hallways, staircases and windows just right, the social ills of the ghetto would be solved!

    The use of the old Cabrini-Green photo in the NYTimes piece is meant to evoke this. Of course, just to take the left down a peg, I use a very similar photo to contrast Chicago public housing with Singapore public housing which, perhaps not so shockingly to the readers here, outwardly looks very similar but functions very differently at the social level: https://benkurtzblog.wordpress.com/2016/07/05/on-the-inherent-power-of-objects-or-the-fetishism-of-the-left/

    Any social science conclusions that a reader may take from all this are taken at his own risk!

    Maybe each bit of magic thinking affects the other? Singapore housing might look like that but they have Magic Dirt. See, it’s all logically consistent.

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  49. @Hapalong Cassidy
    One thing I've never understood about Obama's HUD plan was how this would help poor Blacks' employment situation. In fact, it seems to do the opposite. The original reason Blacks congregated in cities was because that's where the jobs were. Not to mention public transportation enabling them to get to said jobs. Now the Feds want to move them out to the suburbs where there are no jobs for them and no public transportation. Which would obviously increase their dependence on welfare. Which obviously just answered my own question.

    Yes, it is essentially an admission many of these people are unemployable. It is also possible part of the long term plan involved employment discrimination lawsuit in the suburbs too.

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  50. @Diversity Heretic
    Perhaps this is off topic, but isn't this confirmation that Donald Trump is anything but Alt-Right? First he sends an Indian woman to the U.N. Now he names an obviously unqualified Negro to be HUD Secretary. How will either of these people further his agenda, whatever it might be at the U.N. or in urban housing? He seems to me to be pandering to the very cuckservatives that his supporters disliked and rejected. Maybe there's an overall purpose that I just can't see.

    “Can anyone think of better ways to keep ‘difficult black people’ out of the prison system, besides welfare grants and virtually fire-proof union-protected jobs?”

    Yes.

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    Church?
    , @E. Rekshun
    “Can anyone think of better ways to keep ‘difficult black people’ out of the prison system, besides welfare grants and virtually fire-proof union-protected jobs?”


    Wasn't midnight basketball supposed to do that?
  51. @Tiny Duck
    Sorry, you guys will lose.

    Your champions get killed by logic and decency EVRY TIME

    Here, Roland Martin lays the smackdown on Richard Spencer

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=27RXiA0qkrM


    Then, here, Angela Rye KILLS a white jerk

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YFO2io_baF0

    You white nationalists are outnumbered, outgunned, and outlogiced

    Think very carefuly before you go down a road you cannot return from

    You white nationalists are outnumbered, outgunned, and outlogiced

    Think very carefuly before you go down a road you cannot return from

    Speaking of roads, get into your car and drive to the black area of your city. Observe what you find there. Take in the sights. Roll down your windows. Take in the sounds. You will probably begin to feel afraid. That is not a learned reaction based on your white privilege and systemic racism. That is a natural reaction to danger. Because you will be in danger there. That is the reality, and the empty rhetoric of some race huckster on CNN can’t change it.

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  52. @Corvinus
    "You see, places like Dubuque, Iowa have Magic Dirt, while the Near North Side of Chicago had Tragic Dirt, until receiving a dirtectomy about the same time the Democratic machine in Chicago tore down the Cabrini-Green housing project."

    Recycled hash. Must be a Friday news dump, Steve. Dubuque had previously accepted HUD funding through the Housing Choice Voucher (Section 8) program. Thus, the city was formally obligated to "affirmatively further fair housing” in whatever way HUD defined that obligation.
    So Dubuque willingly chose to take federal government funding for this particular program. Therefore, this city, fair or unfair, right or wrong, put itself in a position to abide by those rules.
    The lesson is...do not accept federal funding lest one be subject to its regulations.

    That is very true and that federal funding built Dubuque’s new river walk. However, some communities near me do not accept federal money and are getting saddled with section 8 lawsuits.

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  53. There is another component. How will the “next” Rev. Wright get that house on the Golf Course if his potential suckers … er flock, are all scattered all over the place. Black leaders have goals; and those goals won’t be met if Blacks are scattered throughout the suburbs.

    All that does is make money for rich, connected Real Estate dudes, while turning previously “Nice White Ladies” into rampant racists as their property values go down and they can’t move. Meanwhile the Black vote gets diluted into nothingness, and close contact with Section 8 Blacks is a guarantee of a Trump voter.

    I’m not kidding here — Trumps margin in places like PA, WI, MI may well have been partly because AFAH made “racists” out of previously nice White people.

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    • Agree: Triumph104
    • Replies: @Steve Sailer
    That was pretty much the first topic Obama and Rev. Wright ever discussed: the Rev's secretary was moving to the suburbs to get her son away from gang life, but the Rev was against dispersing his power base. Obama didn't commit himself.
  54. @Ben Kurtz
    This Emily Badger person who wrote the NYTimes piece featured here is a veteran of the race-guilt industrial complex of the left. I've seen her come up through The Atlantic's urban-planning daughter site ("CityLab"), then the WaPo, and now she's being published in the NYTimes. She has no critical-thinking faculties or analytic skills, and is simply a mouthpiece for liberal race-guilt pieties. Look her up on those sites -- her articles are very light reading.

    The left's primitive faith and magical thinking is always an amusing sight. There are at least three forms of magical thinking to which the left regularly resorts. Steve has, for a while now, pithily identified the Magic/Tragic Dirt strand, which is simply a reincarnation of the old Biblical concept of the Holy Land and the Holy of Holies in the ancient Hebrew temple and all that. Second, the left also subscribes to a belief in mysterious and ineffable action at a distance, which Steve previously pointed out is basically a belief in demon spirits. The most common expression of this kind of magical thinking among the contemporary left is their oft-repeated belief in the ill effects of "structural racism." Third, and this is something that Steve has not much commented on explicitly, the left engages in idolatrous fetishization of material objects. Anyone who has read classic Jane Jacobs and all the associated literature blaming black urban poverty and social dysfunction on alienating modernist high-rise architecture and urban planning will recognize this "magic bricks and mortar" line of thinking. If only the architect-gods could get the spatial arrangement of walls, doors, hallways, staircases and windows just right, the social ills of the ghetto would be solved!

    The use of the old Cabrini-Green photo in the NYTimes piece is meant to evoke this. Of course, just to take the left down a peg, I use a very similar photo to contrast Chicago public housing with Singapore public housing which, perhaps not so shockingly to the readers here, outwardly looks very similar but functions very differently at the social level: https://benkurtzblog.wordpress.com/2016/07/05/on-the-inherent-power-of-objects-or-the-fetishism-of-the-left/

    Any social science conclusions that a reader may take from all this are taken at his own risk!

    If only the architect-gods could get the spatial arrangement of walls, doors, hallways, staircases and windows just right, the social ills of the ghetto would be solved!

    Your third explanation also neatly explains why the schools all desperately need to be perpetually upgraded.

    Having gone to California public schools for my primary education, I was very used to sitting in classes that were only one step above a manufactured home. Thin walls, linoleum floors, and a passive solar design where the windows all faced south if possible, they were nothing to look at. With the good weather, there is no need to over insulate the buildings or use too much energy to light the rooms. Back when we were white, nobody seemed to have a problem. Now half the voter initiatives on the ballot are bond issues to ‘upgrade’ or deteriorating schools. What we end up with is these gold plated architectural wonders replete with AstroTurf football fields and solar panels in the parking lots. Meanwhile, test scores fail to rise.

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    • Replies: @Steve Sailer
    The public schools that Baby Boomers in California were educated in were pretty much shacks. Often there was an attractive core quad built in the 1920s, but everything built after WWII was pretty much a plywood box. Now California has public schools that look like a Japanese Robot from Outer Space trying to burn down the Los Angeles Cathedral.
  55. I want to bring out this earlier article on black IQ that shows just how much trouble we’re really making for ourselves, as a result of black flight from the inner city based on cognitive ability. The people who are left are significantly less able than average:

    Baltimore is typical of many Midwestern and Northern cities, whose demographics were forever changed by the great black migration of the twentieth century [as well as subsequent black flight from the inner city following whites]. Not unexpectedly we found a cognitive discontinuity at the city line. Surprising, however, was its magnitude. Whereas suburban mean IQs (86 for blacks, 99 for whites) conform more or less to national norms, city IQs are dreadfully low. With a mean IQ of 76, inner-city blacks fall about 0.6 SD below the African American average nationally. More than a third have death-penalty immunity on grounds of mental retardation…

    http://www.unz.com/isteve/iq-equality-theres-more-in-baltimore-than-elsewhere/

    Not only that, I think there is anecdotal evidence that these inner city groups are inured to, and may even have a social preference for, a violent and colorful lifestyle (the following incident occurred in Detroit a year ago):

    About 400 people were at the party enjoying some barbecue and a basketball game at Dexter Avenue and Webb Street.

    According to [police chief] Craig, 47 shots were fired in what looks like a retaliation-style shooting.

    The homicide victim, Malik Jones, 19, was shot multiple times. He was also shot just last month.

    Craig said Jones may have taken part in the gunfight and was most likely the intended target.

    Witnesses said they grabbed their children and ran for their lives.

    Of the 11 non-fatal victims, seven are at home recovering from injuries and four are stable the hospital.

    Detroit police said they believe two weapons were involved, and that one man may have been the intended target. The semi-automatic guns have not been recovered.

    These two ‘urban terrorists’ are described as black men, one with light complexion and one with medium complexion.

    So now we effectively have two black populations. One is capable of being part of modern American society, the other is not. But white Americans will only have contact with the blacks who are successful and will just assume that the inner city blacks are helpless victims of racism, and just need a bit more of a hand up.

    I don’t know what to do with a low IQ group numbering in the millions that prefers a violent and colorful lifestyle.

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    • Replies: @Harry Baldwin
    Interesting that the victim was named Malik Jones, because a black man with the same name featured in a high-profile case in New Haven, CT.

    Malik Jones, 21, was shot at least four times by Officer Robert Flodquist following a high-speed chase from East Haven into New Haven the night of April 14.
     
    http://www.nytimes.com/1997/08/17/nyregion/tangled-aftermath-of-a-killing-by-police.html

    There's so much homicide in the black community that the odds of two high-profile deceased having the same odd name are reasonably good.

  56. @Ben Kurtz
    This Emily Badger person who wrote the NYTimes piece featured here is a veteran of the race-guilt industrial complex of the left. I've seen her come up through The Atlantic's urban-planning daughter site ("CityLab"), then the WaPo, and now she's being published in the NYTimes. She has no critical-thinking faculties or analytic skills, and is simply a mouthpiece for liberal race-guilt pieties. Look her up on those sites -- her articles are very light reading.

    The left's primitive faith and magical thinking is always an amusing sight. There are at least three forms of magical thinking to which the left regularly resorts. Steve has, for a while now, pithily identified the Magic/Tragic Dirt strand, which is simply a reincarnation of the old Biblical concept of the Holy Land and the Holy of Holies in the ancient Hebrew temple and all that. Second, the left also subscribes to a belief in mysterious and ineffable action at a distance, which Steve previously pointed out is basically a belief in demon spirits. The most common expression of this kind of magical thinking among the contemporary left is their oft-repeated belief in the ill effects of "structural racism." Third, and this is something that Steve has not much commented on explicitly, the left engages in idolatrous fetishization of material objects. Anyone who has read classic Jane Jacobs and all the associated literature blaming black urban poverty and social dysfunction on alienating modernist high-rise architecture and urban planning will recognize this "magic bricks and mortar" line of thinking. If only the architect-gods could get the spatial arrangement of walls, doors, hallways, staircases and windows just right, the social ills of the ghetto would be solved!

    The use of the old Cabrini-Green photo in the NYTimes piece is meant to evoke this. Of course, just to take the left down a peg, I use a very similar photo to contrast Chicago public housing with Singapore public housing which, perhaps not so shockingly to the readers here, outwardly looks very similar but functions very differently at the social level: https://benkurtzblog.wordpress.com/2016/07/05/on-the-inherent-power-of-objects-or-the-fetishism-of-the-left/

    Any social science conclusions that a reader may take from all this are taken at his own risk!

    Funny you should mention Singapore. In Chinese cities, high rise apartment building very similar to Cabrini Green are very common.

    https://www.123rf.com/photo_13715651_new-apartment-buildings-in-pudong-district-of-shanghai-china.html

    In order to save architectural costs, they will put up clusters of 10 or 20 identical high rises. These function perfectly well. In dense urban areas high rise buildings allow you to house a lot of people on a small land area and they are energy efficient because each unit has only 1 exposed side to lose heat, plus people can live close to where they work. They are used as middle class and luxury private market housing, not just public housing. No one pees in the elevator, no one shoots up in the stairwells, no one gets mugged in the hallways. The Federal government spent some considerable amount of $ to build these complexes (not just in Chicago but also St. Louis, Philadelphia, etc. ) and then even more $ to dynamite them and relocate the residents.

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    No one pees in the elevator ...

    I'm not so sure about that, although ubiquitous security cameras may eventually come close to eliminating the practice.

    Dirty elevator habits cause a stink in Singapore: report
    , @Almost Missouri

    "No one pees in the elevator, no one shoots up in the stairwells, no one gets mugged in the hallways."
     
    Hmm. Must be the Feng Shui.
    , @Frau Katze
    Hong Kong is made up of huge apartment buildings. I image they are reasonably civilized.

    We have a great many Chinese immigrants here in Vancouver, BC. There are a few definite problems: huge amounts of Chinese money (how was it acquired? No one knows) have driven the price of housing to insane levels.

    Still, no one is particularly afraid of Chinese, the way people seem to fear the black underclass in the US (I have no experience with it at all).
  57. @Kylie
    "Can anyone think of better ways to keep 'difficult black people' out of the prison system, besides welfare grants and virtually fire-proof union-protected jobs?"

    Yes.

    Church?

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    • Replies: @Kylie
    Cute.
    , @The Practical Conservative
    No, just employ the men and the women will stop having kids out of wedlock. This is already happening, black single motherhood is beginning to collapse while married black births are increasing as black women marry nonblack men more often in order to have kids in wedlock first. I.e., black women are increasingly marrying men who have decent jobs, often family-supporting ones, and if you want troublesome black men to go away, you simply reward this behavior more explicitly and then you'll get more marriage and less crime.
  58. Semi OT, but check out the response of this propagandist (refuse to use journalist) when called on her inventing facts out of whole cloth to push a “the Evangelicals are coming!!” scare mongering meme regarding Betsy DeVos

    https://mobile.twitter.com/james_ka_smith/status/801636417306820608

    As Michael Doughtery pointed out, she treats the professor’s reasoned and justified critique as if he’s an anon comment troll named skankhunt69. And they still wonder why they lost.

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  59. @Diversity Heretic
    Perhaps this is off topic, but isn't this confirmation that Donald Trump is anything but Alt-Right? First he sends an Indian woman to the U.N. Now he names an obviously unqualified Negro to be HUD Secretary. How will either of these people further his agenda, whatever it might be at the U.N. or in urban housing? He seems to me to be pandering to the very cuckservatives that his supporters disliked and rejected. Maybe there's an overall purpose that I just can't see.

    Your concern trolling about a nonsense position like UN ambassador is about the only cucked thing I can see.

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  60. @Almost Missouri

    "using some form of eugenics across the board to improve the populations (both minorities and the majority)"
     
    It is too bad that the term "eugenics" has become radioactive, because that prevents a lot of potentially productive discussion. The thing is, every reproductive decision is either eugenic or dysgenic, and all political policies that affect reproduction (i.e., most of them) are either eugenic or dysgenic. But when "eugenics" are taboo, none of this can be discussed frankly and openly. Everyone is a eugenicist, wittingly or unwittingly, but no one can talk about it. It's sort of a special case of the Sapir-Whorf hypothesis where it's not that the structure of the language prevents the concept, but that the taboo of the culture forbids the concept.

    Maybe we just need a new term to talk about it. “Genetic fate”? (Maybe sounds too tragic, but I like it.) “Genetic conditions”? “Genetic environment”? (Ju-jitsus Nature into the Nurture role.) “Genetic management”? (Makes it sound like one of those boring technical things best left to experts.) Etc.

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    • Agree: reiner Tor
    • Replies: @guest
    We don't need to invent new euphemisms. Just call it "family planning," or something.
  61. @BenKenobi
    I am still cautiously optimistic, but I was looking forward to some root-and-branch ruthlessness.

    The man holds the fulcrum of human history in his hands right now, I would hope he does something with it.

    I’ve got my fingers and toes crossed. I personally would like to see examples made of lawless “sanctuary” cities: declare them in a state of rebellion, use the military to depose the elected city governments, while assuring the police and fire departments and the civil servants that they’ll continue to have jobs and to be paid; impose a military government, declare martial law and suspend the writ of habeas corpus. Local police, backed by troops, are used to round up illegal aliens (invaders). Meanwhile Congress amends the jurisdiction of the federal courts to eliminate their power to hear immigration cases; immigration cases are heard in summary military tribunals, with deportation to either country of origin or detention camps in the Nevada desert or the Aleutian Islands.

    I don’t think that Donald Trump has the necessary ruthlessness for this kind of action and it certainly risks provoking civil war. But you’re right–history will turn on what he does in the next twelve months.

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  62. @a Newsreader
    I sense a vague analogy to the supply-side vs. demand-side debates of the 70s and 80s.

    If we want more integration of black and white populations there seem to be two ways to go about it. The way we have been doing it for the past 50 years has been to increase the costs of avoiding blacks. However, this hasn't eliminated segregation, and it has greatly increased the costs of housing in nice neighborhoods.

    Another idea would be to increase the attractiveness of living in black neighborhoods to white people. It would have to involve enough policing to reduce the sorts of black behaviors that whites avoid: crime, noise, hanging out on the sidewalk, jaywalking, crime, bullying, etc. The two obvious problems are, of course, that this would violate the current norms on civil rights, and that it would result in an increase in property values that would drive the poor blacks out of the neighborhood on their own volition anyway. But I think it would cost a lot less than what we're doing now.

    It would have to involve enough policing to reduce the sorts of black behaviors that whites avoid

    That is too much of a burden to expect police to carry.

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  63. On a subject discussed before. Does anyone know what the protocol is for bringing food into the White House?

    https://wikileaks.org/gifiles/docs/12/1223066_re-get-ready-for-chicago-hot-dog-friday-.html

    RE: Get ready for “Chicago Hot Dog Friday”

    If we get the same “waitresses,” I’m all for it!!!

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  64. @Harry Baldwin
    Great story, but it's hard for me to recall anything Nixon did that suggested he was maneuvering to the right. There may be policies that don't spring immediately to my mind.

    Well, it was the ’70s…

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  65. @Shine a Light
    Since it is pretty much impossible to define Alt-Right how can we know if anyone, including Trump, really is Alt-Right?

    As for Haley at the UN, this serves several purposes for Trump besides the obvious fact that he gets to tick two diversity boxes with one pick. First early Trump supporter Henry McMaster ascends to the South Carolina governor's mansion. Second the GOPe has to lower themselves into Trump's nationalist pit and are forced to spout anti-UN rhetoric on demand. He doesn't want to leave too much of the GOPe free to virtue signal against him and possible challenge him in 2020.

    As for HUD, we should have some respect for Dr. Carson who was also an early supporter of Trump's. I mean how qualified is Julian Castro, the current HUD Secretary? At least Dr. Carson is a brain surgeon.

    As for Trump's urban agenda -- first and foremost he wants more black votes in 2020 -- over 20% perhaps? It is Dr. Carson's job to get those votes. On a secondary level I would imagine Trump wants to troll the urban white bourgeoisie. His plan should be to force integration as much as possible between blacks and goodwhites. And then when the goodwhites bitch about it the right propaganda channels should be broadcasting this "racism" as far and wide as possible. Every goodwhite urban enclave should be inundated with Section 8 housing and every hipster wonderland Mandarin immersion class should be integrated with at least 20% poor blacks.

    Good point. If Dr. Carson could retarget the neighborhoods designated to receive poor blacks to those zip codes that voted heavily for Hilary Clinton, they could experience the vibrancy of diversity.

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  66. @ic1000
    > ... but helping some is better than helping none (the current policy).

    That's an apt description for so many of the Bush and Obama administrations' policies.

    Emily Badger hates me. Not personally (at a likely Three Degrees of Separation, I can easily imagine a pleasant cocktail-party conversation with her). But in the Bolshevik way.

    I live in a stable, close-in suburb of a Rust Belt city. My neighborhood is thus a tempting target for AFFH. With only modest savings, that would cause a lot of damage to my family.

    Judging from her article and her Twitter feed, Ms. Badger has very limited interest in the tawdry affairs of people like me. When larger matters of Social Justice are at stake, it's tempting for childless, intellectual, apartment-dwelling trust-funders to think of eggs 'n omelets, and shrug. Not that I know enough about Ms. Badger's life to assert that she's four-for-four. She just writes that way.

    Not sure what “four for four” is, but the fact that she’s a childless, intellectual, apartment-dwelling trust-funder already tells you something. Also the fact that I think this is not the first time that Ms. Badger’s work has been featured here in a … certain way.

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  67. @Diversity Heretic
    Perhaps this is off topic, but isn't this confirmation that Donald Trump is anything but Alt-Right? First he sends an Indian woman to the U.N. Now he names an obviously unqualified Negro to be HUD Secretary. How will either of these people further his agenda, whatever it might be at the U.N. or in urban housing? He seems to me to be pandering to the very cuckservatives that his supporters disliked and rejected. Maybe there's an overall purpose that I just can't see.

    this is D&C stuff. Please keep the shills out of here. Alt-right has no meaning besides what is assigned to it by the WashPostNYTimes machine. Unz Review seeks to end the destructive identity politics you push in your post.

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  68. @Clyde

    Perhaps this is off topic, but isn’t this confirmation that Donald Trump is anything but Alt-Right? First he sends an Indian woman to the U.N.
     
    You must be joking. He sent her to a nothing burger job. Plus she is double minority which helps Trump image. Especially with Hillary killing it in the popular vote. They are now claiming 2.5 million votes over Trump.

    In today's serious DJT news he is talking to Carrier to keep them in Indiana. From moving down Mejico way. So what lavish Federal and state incentives and tax breaks will given to keep them in Mike Pence's state? Carrier will be playing The Art Of The Deal.
    _________________

    Trump lobbies Carrier to keep Indiana plant open
    USA Today16 hours ago
    Nov 24, 2016 · Trump lobbies Carrier to keep Indiana plant open. President-elect spent part of Thanksgiving trying to convince Carrier Corp. to keep plant. Post to Facebook

    Clyde, When Hillary ran for senator from NY she promised to create 250,000 new jobs. Never happened. Andrew Cuomo, whose name is mentioned for a run in 2020, has his Buffalo Billions. He gave SolarCity (now merged with Tesla) $840 million to build the world’s largest solar panel manufacturing plant in Buffalo. The commitment from SolarCity was for 500 jobs at the plant and 1500 total statewide. Neither has happened and also no panels have been produced. I would rather see an existing company receive incentives to retain employees than have tax money be thrown at Unicorns.

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    Not going to disagree. In recent news it was said Elon Musk companies have gotten 5 billion in Federal and State tax breaks and incentives. He is a hero to the young millennial types such as a relative of mine who is 25. Plus going to Mars is very cool these days and Musk has his own effort to do this.
    A threat to impose 50% tariffs on what Carrier makes in Mexico should be enough to keep them and US jobs here. But its too early in Trump administration for this. Carrier will get tax breaks and incentives to make them want to stay here and for DJT to score immediately on keeping US jobs. Excellent propaganda for Trump as Hillary piles up her popular vote lead. (I am a DJT voter all the way!)
    , @Daniel H
    >>>Clyde, When Hillary ran for senator from NY she promised to create 250,000 new jobs. Never happened. Andrew Cuomo, whose name is mentioned for a run in 2020, has his Buffalo Billions. He gave SolarCity (now merged with Tesla) $840 million <<<

    In the very near future Democrat politicians won't even pretend to care about the white working class or the jobs that provide for them. In Connecticut, Democrat governor Daniel Malloy has signed off on "incentives" to keep mega hedge funds AQR Capital (Cliff Asness) and Bridgewater Associates (Ray Dalio) from "leaving" the state. Bridgewater gets $22 million, AQR gets $35 million to stay.

    http://www.nytimes.com/2016/11/22/business/dealbook/investment-funds-get-millions-to-stay-in-connecticut.html

    Now let's do some math, simple math that even a hedge funder can understand. AQR has $159.2 billion under management. Bridgewater has $150 billion under management for a combined total of $309 billion under management. The usual compensation for fund managers is based on the 2 and twenty scale. 2% comp on assets up front and 20% of any gains (what a rip off, both of these figures, but that's another story). For the sake of simplicity let's assume that neither hedge fund is making any bonus because not only can't they beat the market average, they actually trail the market averages. Still 2% of $300 billion amounts to $6 billion of top line revenue. Imagine that, $6 billion and no industrial plant, no research and development, no environmental and regulatory burden or costs, no expensive raw material inputs, no marketing and sales costs. So we can easily understand why a yuppie, SWPL liberal like Malloy wants to help his friends in the hedge fund business. Heck, he probably is angling for a job at one of these funds when he leaves office. He deserves to make several million/year after all his years of sacrifice to public service, just like his mentors, the Clintons, right?

    Democrats are tired of appealing to the economic interests of lazy, good-for-nothing, opioid addicted, racist, white proles. And we understand why they should be punished by having the most dysfunctional demographic of our society dumped onto their small towns, to make way in our new urban centers for virtuous good-white hedge funders and bankers, who are true credits to society.

  69. @Tiny Duck
    Sorry, you guys will lose.

    Your champions get killed by logic and decency EVRY TIME

    Here, Roland Martin lays the smackdown on Richard Spencer

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=27RXiA0qkrM


    Then, here, Angela Rye KILLS a white jerk

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YFO2io_baF0

    You white nationalists are outnumbered, outgunned, and outlogiced

    Think very carefuly before you go down a road you cannot return from

    TD, You’re a funny guy. For laughs I click on your name and review all your previous comments and predictions. You need a reality check.

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    • Replies: @Peripatetic commenter
    As I pointed out in another comment, TD is posting the same stuff at Vox Day.

    I guess that tells us which blogs they are most afraid of.
  70. @Ben Kurtz
    This Emily Badger person who wrote the NYTimes piece featured here is a veteran of the race-guilt industrial complex of the left. I've seen her come up through The Atlantic's urban-planning daughter site ("CityLab"), then the WaPo, and now she's being published in the NYTimes. She has no critical-thinking faculties or analytic skills, and is simply a mouthpiece for liberal race-guilt pieties. Look her up on those sites -- her articles are very light reading.

    The left's primitive faith and magical thinking is always an amusing sight. There are at least three forms of magical thinking to which the left regularly resorts. Steve has, for a while now, pithily identified the Magic/Tragic Dirt strand, which is simply a reincarnation of the old Biblical concept of the Holy Land and the Holy of Holies in the ancient Hebrew temple and all that. Second, the left also subscribes to a belief in mysterious and ineffable action at a distance, which Steve previously pointed out is basically a belief in demon spirits. The most common expression of this kind of magical thinking among the contemporary left is their oft-repeated belief in the ill effects of "structural racism." Third, and this is something that Steve has not much commented on explicitly, the left engages in idolatrous fetishization of material objects. Anyone who has read classic Jane Jacobs and all the associated literature blaming black urban poverty and social dysfunction on alienating modernist high-rise architecture and urban planning will recognize this "magic bricks and mortar" line of thinking. If only the architect-gods could get the spatial arrangement of walls, doors, hallways, staircases and windows just right, the social ills of the ghetto would be solved!

    The use of the old Cabrini-Green photo in the NYTimes piece is meant to evoke this. Of course, just to take the left down a peg, I use a very similar photo to contrast Chicago public housing with Singapore public housing which, perhaps not so shockingly to the readers here, outwardly looks very similar but functions very differently at the social level: https://benkurtzblog.wordpress.com/2016/07/05/on-the-inherent-power-of-objects-or-the-fetishism-of-the-left/

    Any social science conclusions that a reader may take from all this are taken at his own risk!

    “Third…, the left engages in idolatrous fetishization of material objects.”/blockquote>

    Don’t forget the crayon swastikas, garden twine nooses, french toast handguns and bedsheet Klan robes. No vampire tooth or hair of Lucifer ever had the mass hypnotic effect on anyone that these have on modern Leftists.

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  71. @Corvinus
    "You see, places like Dubuque, Iowa have Magic Dirt, while the Near North Side of Chicago had Tragic Dirt, until receiving a dirtectomy about the same time the Democratic machine in Chicago tore down the Cabrini-Green housing project."

    Recycled hash. Must be a Friday news dump, Steve. Dubuque had previously accepted HUD funding through the Housing Choice Voucher (Section 8) program. Thus, the city was formally obligated to "affirmatively further fair housing” in whatever way HUD defined that obligation.
    So Dubuque willingly chose to take federal government funding for this particular program. Therefore, this city, fair or unfair, right or wrong, put itself in a position to abide by those rules.
    The lesson is...do not accept federal funding lest one be subject to its regulations.

    The decision makers and elected officials in Dubuque who took the HUD $$$ live in parts of town well removed from the city’s new vibrants from Chicago.

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    "The decision makers and elected officials in Dubuque who took the HUD $$$ live in parts of town well removed from the city’s new vibrants from Chicago."

    Yet, those same decision makers and elected officials ultimately benefit from that money for their city.
  72. @Jack D
    Funny you should mention Singapore. In Chinese cities, high rise apartment building very similar to Cabrini Green are very common.

    https://www.123rf.com/photo_13715651_new-apartment-buildings-in-pudong-district-of-shanghai-china.html


    In order to save architectural costs, they will put up clusters of 10 or 20 identical high rises. These function perfectly well. In dense urban areas high rise buildings allow you to house a lot of people on a small land area and they are energy efficient because each unit has only 1 exposed side to lose heat, plus people can live close to where they work. They are used as middle class and luxury private market housing, not just public housing. No one pees in the elevator, no one shoots up in the stairwells, no one gets mugged in the hallways. The Federal government spent some considerable amount of $ to build these complexes (not just in Chicago but also St. Louis, Philadelphia, etc. ) and then even more $ to dynamite them and relocate the residents.

    No one pees in the elevator …

    I’m not so sure about that, although ubiquitous security cameras may eventually come close to eliminating the practice.

    Dirty elevator habits cause a stink in Singapore: report

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    >>No one pees in the elevator …

    I’m not so sure about that, although ubiquitous security cameras may eventually come close to eliminating the practice.

    Dirty elevator habits cause a stink in Singapore: report<<

    Well Singapore has a fine remedy for this type of anti-social behavior, and they are not afraid to use it: public flogging. I wish we could bring public flogging and the stockade back to this country. Miscreants know when they have done wrong and internally won't challenge the just punishment meted out.
  73. @Maj. Kong
    Sending Haley to the UN will ensure she is no longer Governor in SC, and early endorser Henry McMaster will become Governor. Nikki Haley had one national action of note, removal of the Confederate flag after the Charleston shooting, an odious act of Cultural Marxism. The cucks wanted her as the VP for Jeb! In the UN, she won't be doing much, as a crypto-Sikh, she has limited appeal to the Hinduvata BJP government in India.

    HUD should not exist at all, it is a state responsibility. Education should also accordingly be returned to the states.

    “HUD should not exist at all, it is a state responsibility. Education should also accordingly be returned to the states.”

    Yes, you are right. But it is up to the Legislature to fix this. The Executive cannot unilaterally abolish them. And in the meantime, since these agencies exist and will act, why not use them … creatively?

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  74. @Diversity Heretic
    Perhaps this is off topic, but isn't this confirmation that Donald Trump is anything but Alt-Right? First he sends an Indian woman to the U.N. Now he names an obviously unqualified Negro to be HUD Secretary. How will either of these people further his agenda, whatever it might be at the U.N. or in urban housing? He seems to me to be pandering to the very cuckservatives that his supporters disliked and rejected. Maybe there's an overall purpose that I just can't see.

    We already knew he wasn’t alt-right. That was never a serious question for anyone on the alt-right, though there were those who dreamed he would turn out to be one of them. What we’re looking for is whether and how far he’ll push things generally rightward, and whether he’ll follow through on the major areas where him and the alt-right are as one: immigration, trade, foreign policy, and anti-PC.

    I have no doubt we’ll be disappointed. I also have no doubt that the insane fears of the left will be shown to be unreal, and that in retrospect people will consider the Trump administration to have been liberal. Because that’s what Trump is: a centrist liberal, except on the issues I mentioned above.

    Not that I expect the left to ever acknowledge it. The alt-right will be all right with it, unless he betrays them on the Big Four.

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  75. @Clyde

    Perhaps this is off topic, but isn’t this confirmation that Donald Trump is anything but Alt-Right? First he sends an Indian woman to the U.N.
     
    You must be joking. He sent her to a nothing burger job. Plus she is double minority which helps Trump image. Especially with Hillary killing it in the popular vote. They are now claiming 2.5 million votes over Trump.

    In today's serious DJT news he is talking to Carrier to keep them in Indiana. From moving down Mejico way. So what lavish Federal and state incentives and tax breaks will given to keep them in Mike Pence's state? Carrier will be playing The Art Of The Deal.
    _________________

    Trump lobbies Carrier to keep Indiana plant open
    USA Today16 hours ago
    Nov 24, 2016 · Trump lobbies Carrier to keep Indiana plant open. President-elect spent part of Thanksgiving trying to convince Carrier Corp. to keep plant. Post to Facebook

    Carrier should be persuaded quite easily. It’s part of UTC which includes Pratt & Whitney which is a major beneficiary of Defense spending.

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  76. @Tiny Duck
    Sorry, you guys will lose.

    Your champions get killed by logic and decency EVRY TIME

    Here, Roland Martin lays the smackdown on Richard Spencer

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=27RXiA0qkrM


    Then, here, Angela Rye KILLS a white jerk

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YFO2io_baF0

    You white nationalists are outnumbered, outgunned, and outlogiced

    Think very carefuly before you go down a road you cannot return from

    How interesting. Exactly the same comment was posted at Vox Day:

    https://voxday.blogspot.com/2016/11/italy-is-next.html#c721186923745571243

    Called himself Luke Sellers there.

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  77. @Almost Missouri

    "using some form of eugenics across the board to improve the populations (both minorities and the majority)"
     
    It is too bad that the term "eugenics" has become radioactive, because that prevents a lot of potentially productive discussion. The thing is, every reproductive decision is either eugenic or dysgenic, and all political policies that affect reproduction (i.e., most of them) are either eugenic or dysgenic. But when "eugenics" are taboo, none of this can be discussed frankly and openly. Everyone is a eugenicist, wittingly or unwittingly, but no one can talk about it. It's sort of a special case of the Sapir-Whorf hypothesis where it's not that the structure of the language prevents the concept, but that the taboo of the culture forbids the concept.

    I don’t like to loose useful words, but it’s not as if you need to call it “eugenics” to promote eugenics. We do so as I speak. We never stopped.

    We could do it better.

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  78. @anon
    The current HUD strategy forces white property owners to act as guidance councilor's, and low security prison guards for dysfunctional blacks who might eventually assimilate enough to be functional and accountable to modern civilization, as well as unassimilated blacks who never will be functional beyond the concept of primitive tribes.

    Essentially, white folks are far more apt to call the police on misbehaving black neighbors, than the blacks in ghetto neighborhoods would, not because they're black, but because they're acting, in some way, like stupid assholes. Loud boom box music, fights in the middle of the street, yelling out to occupied parked cars from their balconies at 1 am in the morning, breaking into parked cars, and burglarizing homes in their own neighborhood–all the stuff poor blacks love–piss off the middle-class whites they're being shipped to. So legitimate white homeowner's become de facto low security prison guards thanks to their own sense of self-preservation as home owners in the community.

    Successful homeownership requires personal accountability. Too many blacks cannot manage a home, as far as maintaining the property, paying property taxes, mortgages in a timely manner, etc. On their own, they will never be home owners, nor should they be. Homeownership is not for everyone. It's actually kind of a second job.

    Too many blacks lack the aptitude to be competitive in the private sector, so government jobs are available for them to make a good wage with far less chance of getting fired.

    CONCLUSION: HUD and clerical government jobs are our nation's "short bus" for blacks. It allows them to fake success, while keeping them out of prison, or perpetually homeless.

    The proponents of this two-punch social engineering scheme to bring a significant number of dumb blacks to heel is based on the contention that it's far cheaper and easier to do it this way than simply letting them sink or swim on their own merit, since many would quickly sink, and the ultimate destiny for most would be a prison cell.

    It's better (cheaper) to have upended neighborhoods, forced servitude of community whites having to manage living amongst them, and long lines at the DMV, than to give blacks equal opportunity.

    Can anyone think of better ways to keep "difficult black people" out of the prison system, besides welfare grants and virtually fire-proof union-protected jobs?

    If Carson significantly cuts HUD handouts, he should initiate building more prisons first, because they'll be a-comin'. It's a big reason many blacks aren't in prison now.

    They just can't hack it, without government assistance.

    Can we set an “end date” on when we quit our multi-trillion$$$$ attempt at equalizing the negro?
    It’s been 150 years, already!

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  79. @Almost Missouri
    Maybe we just need a new term to talk about it. "Genetic fate"? (Maybe sounds too tragic, but I like it.) "Genetic conditions"? "Genetic environment"? (Ju-jitsus Nature into the Nurture role.) "Genetic management"? (Makes it sound like one of those boring technical things best left to experts.) Etc.

    We don’t need to invent new euphemisms. Just call it “family planning,” or something.

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  80. “Yes.”

    Droll. I can think of two ways, neither of which Mr. Sailer will publish.

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  81. @anon
    The current HUD strategy forces white property owners to act as guidance councilor's, and low security prison guards for dysfunctional blacks who might eventually assimilate enough to be functional and accountable to modern civilization, as well as unassimilated blacks who never will be functional beyond the concept of primitive tribes.

    Essentially, white folks are far more apt to call the police on misbehaving black neighbors, than the blacks in ghetto neighborhoods would, not because they're black, but because they're acting, in some way, like stupid assholes. Loud boom box music, fights in the middle of the street, yelling out to occupied parked cars from their balconies at 1 am in the morning, breaking into parked cars, and burglarizing homes in their own neighborhood–all the stuff poor blacks love–piss off the middle-class whites they're being shipped to. So legitimate white homeowner's become de facto low security prison guards thanks to their own sense of self-preservation as home owners in the community.

    Successful homeownership requires personal accountability. Too many blacks cannot manage a home, as far as maintaining the property, paying property taxes, mortgages in a timely manner, etc. On their own, they will never be home owners, nor should they be. Homeownership is not for everyone. It's actually kind of a second job.

    Too many blacks lack the aptitude to be competitive in the private sector, so government jobs are available for them to make a good wage with far less chance of getting fired.

    CONCLUSION: HUD and clerical government jobs are our nation's "short bus" for blacks. It allows them to fake success, while keeping them out of prison, or perpetually homeless.

    The proponents of this two-punch social engineering scheme to bring a significant number of dumb blacks to heel is based on the contention that it's far cheaper and easier to do it this way than simply letting them sink or swim on their own merit, since many would quickly sink, and the ultimate destiny for most would be a prison cell.

    It's better (cheaper) to have upended neighborhoods, forced servitude of community whites having to manage living amongst them, and long lines at the DMV, than to give blacks equal opportunity.

    Can anyone think of better ways to keep "difficult black people" out of the prison system, besides welfare grants and virtually fire-proof union-protected jobs?

    If Carson significantly cuts HUD handouts, he should initiate building more prisons first, because they'll be a-comin'. It's a big reason many blacks aren't in prison now.

    They just can't hack it, without government assistance.

    “Homeownership is kind of like a second job”.

    This is something most people don’t realize who haven’t been raised in the middle class with home owning parents. You could say the same thing about parenting itself. College educated women who find they want a child or two quickly come to realize that being a mother is a full-time job. Keeping a nice home is another part-time job. Where does the time, money, and knowledge come from to succeed at all this?

    Sometimes it’s just better to be a renter.
    Sometimes it’s just better to raise your children than to kill yourself with that career. Go part-time or just quit altogether… like that Navy commander chick.

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  82. @Buffalo Joe
    TD, You're a funny guy. For laughs I click on your name and review all your previous comments and predictions. You need a reality check.

    As I pointed out in another comment, TD is posting the same stuff at Vox Day.

    I guess that tells us which blogs they are most afraid of.

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    Peri, Then I will assume that Tiny is a paid troll/shill. What a demeaning life.
  83. What mechanisms could patriots use to put Black populations into rich liberal enclaves, while keeping costs down? Congress controls taxation, so Congress is going to have to sign off on any such effort.

    The moral math is clear: nobody is as vocally supportive of diversity, tolerance, desegregation, social and economic equality, and welfare for blacks as people living in rich liberal enclaves. This is an idea whose time has come.

    Unfortunately, I don’t see Trump getting behind the idea as enthusiastically as needed. He’s too soft on rich liberals. But even if he did, how would Congress pay for it? The natural solution would seem to be to tax rich liberal enclaves to pay for it, but how to get Congress behind that?

    One method would be to take the measure directly to the people. Everyone but rich liberals will love the idea. A national conversation about how the project should succeed “where the support is highest” before being applied elsewhere could be effective.

    Republicans in Congress have tried to defund its implementation. Mr. Carson wrote last year that the new policy followed the government’s history of failed “mandated social-engineering schemes,” and would redirect low-income housing primarily into wealthy, white communities that oppose it.

    Why not save the policy, by directing low-income housing solely into the wealthy, liberal communities that support Democrats?

    Assemble a team of math geniuses to come up with “algorithms” that find places that rate highest on metrics of wealth (because the most magical dirt is there), tolerance, (stated) love for diversity, loyalty to Democrats, etc.

    One solution would be to develop near rich, liberal enclaves, and link with mass transit. But this could get trick, fast.

    Relocating gov’t services and gov’t employment close to the Enclaves would help.

    The real key would be finding some way of tying this justification (“rich liberal enclaves are the best hope for integration”) with some kind of mechanism for offsetting higher real property costs in these areas. Maybe some mandate from the supreme court tying it to a special exception to the “fair market value” part of eminent domain; the gov’t could seize property only in rich liberal enclaves, without breaking the bank.

    The alternative would be to go to Congress and simply tax rich liberal enclaves to pay for their affordable housing.

    And p.s., none of this single-family homes business. Large housing units are far more efficient. This will be expensive enough as it is. The liberal feng-shui (big units bad!) should be attacked as a sneaky way for rich liberals to be racist (“you don’t like cost efficient, green housing, because cost efficient, green housing makes AFFH possible in your neighborhood. Opposing efficient, green housing is rrrracist.”).

    AFFH into heavily Democratic rich white neighborhoods would be the perfect, ultimate troll. Their property values would drop (as soon as the announcement is made, in fact), and they would be confronted literally face to face with the results of their own ideology. And yet, if they maintain that ideology, they could say nothing against AFFH. Ha ha.

    Their main argument will be that it’s wasteful. Costs of building in rich liberal enclaves are much higher. We need to come up with a way to offset that cost. Taxing these enclaves to pay for the costs is the most obvious solution.

    Ok, thinking about rhetorical justifications again, it occurs that we should use the same argument the Supreme Court has used to justify Affirmative Action in universities; diversity is its own reward. And following on from that, the least diverse places (rich liberal enclaves) are the most in need.

    One added bonus of all of this would be the win-win aspects. If we lose, we will have gotten rich liberals to kill AFFH for us.

    ***

    Magic dirt. There is no dirt more magical than that found in rich liberal enclaves. The richer and more liberal the enclave, the more magical the dirt.

    Better schools. This is a big one. Those rich liberal schools will be transformative on poor blacks.

    Diversity Is Its Own Reward. Just as white college students “somehow” benefit from diversity (more blacks in particular), rich liberals will similarly benefit from the presence of poor blacks, in large numbers. “Somehow.”

    Sure, there will be plenty of rich people opposed. But think of all the money to be made relocating all of these rich liberals, fleeing their own ostensible political aspirations. There are plenty of rich people who would love to make that money. And to do so again in 5 years or so, after the federal government targets New Liberal Enclave for the same treatment as Old Liberal Enclave.

    All of this could be useful, just as a head-fake to stir up rich liberals, get them in an uproar and reaching for the torches and pitchforks.

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    "how would Congress pay for it?"
     
    This may not even be an obstacle. The AFFH act has a provision that requires the local community to pay for its own invasion, to correct the "imbalance".
  84. @Hapalong Cassidy
    One thing I've never understood about Obama's HUD plan was how this would help poor Blacks' employment situation. In fact, it seems to do the opposite. The original reason Blacks congregated in cities was because that's where the jobs were. Not to mention public transportation enabling them to get to said jobs. Now the Feds want to move them out to the suburbs where there are no jobs for them and no public transportation. Which would obviously increase their dependence on welfare. Which obviously just answered my own question.

    I’ve never felt Barry Soetoro has tried to help blacks at all. I’ve always felt he was/is trying to piss off white folks. I do feel he has emotional baggage from biological parents who didn’t care much about him.

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    • Replies: @Triumph104
    I have the same feeling about Colin Kaepernick. Kaepernick has moved on to supporting Fidel Castro.
  85. @anon
    The current HUD strategy forces white property owners to act as guidance councilor's, and low security prison guards for dysfunctional blacks who might eventually assimilate enough to be functional and accountable to modern civilization, as well as unassimilated blacks who never will be functional beyond the concept of primitive tribes.

    Essentially, white folks are far more apt to call the police on misbehaving black neighbors, than the blacks in ghetto neighborhoods would, not because they're black, but because they're acting, in some way, like stupid assholes. Loud boom box music, fights in the middle of the street, yelling out to occupied parked cars from their balconies at 1 am in the morning, breaking into parked cars, and burglarizing homes in their own neighborhood–all the stuff poor blacks love–piss off the middle-class whites they're being shipped to. So legitimate white homeowner's become de facto low security prison guards thanks to their own sense of self-preservation as home owners in the community.

    Successful homeownership requires personal accountability. Too many blacks cannot manage a home, as far as maintaining the property, paying property taxes, mortgages in a timely manner, etc. On their own, they will never be home owners, nor should they be. Homeownership is not for everyone. It's actually kind of a second job.

    Too many blacks lack the aptitude to be competitive in the private sector, so government jobs are available for them to make a good wage with far less chance of getting fired.

    CONCLUSION: HUD and clerical government jobs are our nation's "short bus" for blacks. It allows them to fake success, while keeping them out of prison, or perpetually homeless.

    The proponents of this two-punch social engineering scheme to bring a significant number of dumb blacks to heel is based on the contention that it's far cheaper and easier to do it this way than simply letting them sink or swim on their own merit, since many would quickly sink, and the ultimate destiny for most would be a prison cell.

    It's better (cheaper) to have upended neighborhoods, forced servitude of community whites having to manage living amongst them, and long lines at the DMV, than to give blacks equal opportunity.

    Can anyone think of better ways to keep "difficult black people" out of the prison system, besides welfare grants and virtually fire-proof union-protected jobs?

    If Carson significantly cuts HUD handouts, he should initiate building more prisons first, because they'll be a-comin'. It's a big reason many blacks aren't in prison now.

    They just can't hack it, without government assistance.

    you got it right about the whites as guidance counselers

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    I doubt Trump is being nice in giving Carson the HUD job. HUD is normally a sink of corruption, and if it does its usual, Carson is going to be blamed, and his head will be on a platter. I think Trump is setting up a potential rival in 2020 for a fall. Trump knows very well Carson has zero background for the job, and arrogant guys like Carson who love status but are too lazy to actually dig into the work usually get themselves into trouble. Also, the potential bribes heading Carson’s way will destroy his reputation if he can’t keep his hand out of the till.

    Routing Haley to the UN will have the effect to taking her out of a job where she has executive responsibility and just making her Trump’s passive little parrot. Her status will be diminished, and she won’t be a rival for 2020 either. It’s easier to build up a power base for a presidential run if you’re a governor. Governors fund raise off of businessmen who want their governor to approve legislation that benefits their businesses. UN reps don’t have that sort of pull. For example, the NRA might give Haley money as governor of her state if anyone tries to push through anti-gun legislation. But as a UN rep? What can she do for them as a UN rep? Nothing. The guy who owns the local car dealership isn’t giving money to Haley as UN rep, either. He’ll donate where it does the most good.

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    Anon, If Trump's first four year are a moderate success, he won't have a GOP rival in 2020.
  87. anon says:     Show CommentNext New Comment
    @Almost Missouri

    "Can anyone think of better ways to keep 'difficult black people' out of the prison system, besides welfare grants and virtually fire-proof union-protected jobs?"
     
    It's a good question, possibly the key question of American politics.

    I don't know why middle class blacks can't play neighborhood guardians along with middle class whites. After all, they have more experience, and aren't cowed by fear of the R-word. There probably aren't enough to go around, but helping some is better than helping none (the current policy).

    Probably the most effective method to stem the tide at its source would be to offer birth control incentives to welfare mothers. Such programs have shown promising results on a small scale, before they became hate-targets of goodwhites. Being a worship-object of goodwhites and therefore immune to criticism, Obama could have implemented something like this if he had actually cared about the ghettos that he curated. But he didn't and he's not really black anyway, so he just found ways to sluice more federal money at blacks and then went back to his basketball games.

    Such programs have shown promising results on a small scale, before they became hate-targets of goodwhites [...] Obama could have implemented something like this

    C’mon man. Mainstream conservatives are the anti-contraceptive party. Cucks would’ve clamorously blocked any reasonable contraceptive-related action in Congress.

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    How effective were the cuckocracy at blocking anything that the Obama administration was serious about? Or blocking anything from any administration, for that matter?
  88. From the little I’ve seen of him, Dr Carson seems to be just the sort of intelligent, agreeable chap you need to make public appearances to try to counteract the image of AAs in political life, whether it be the Jesse Jackson or Al Sharpton type, or The Very Obama Himself.

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  89. @Shine a Light
    Since it is pretty much impossible to define Alt-Right how can we know if anyone, including Trump, really is Alt-Right?

    As for Haley at the UN, this serves several purposes for Trump besides the obvious fact that he gets to tick two diversity boxes with one pick. First early Trump supporter Henry McMaster ascends to the South Carolina governor's mansion. Second the GOPe has to lower themselves into Trump's nationalist pit and are forced to spout anti-UN rhetoric on demand. He doesn't want to leave too much of the GOPe free to virtue signal against him and possible challenge him in 2020.

    As for HUD, we should have some respect for Dr. Carson who was also an early supporter of Trump's. I mean how qualified is Julian Castro, the current HUD Secretary? At least Dr. Carson is a brain surgeon.

    As for Trump's urban agenda -- first and foremost he wants more black votes in 2020 -- over 20% perhaps? It is Dr. Carson's job to get those votes. On a secondary level I would imagine Trump wants to troll the urban white bourgeoisie. His plan should be to force integration as much as possible between blacks and goodwhites. And then when the goodwhites bitch about it the right propaganda channels should be broadcasting this "racism" as far and wide as possible. Every goodwhite urban enclave should be inundated with Section 8 housing and every hipster wonderland Mandarin immersion class should be integrated with at least 20% poor blacks.

    “So, you like diversity, do ya? Wow, this sure is a nice neighborhood. County went 85% for Hillary you say?”

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    This article has a comments section. Steve got one in early — and has 19 recommendations. They seem to be overwhelmingly anti social engineering. The majority of the comments and the vast majority of the recommendations.

    Comments are now closed. At first, I suspected that the Times just didn’t like direction the comment thread was taking. But it is possible that AFFH is so hated that SJW’s can’t even get the energy to root for it.

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    • Replies: @Ed
    It's odd to me that the NYT didn't see the Trump Train coming. Anytime stories about blacks & housing or schools are published in NYT the comments are mostly hostile. If the mostly liberal NYT readership draws the line at the nonsense Emily Badger is peddling what more the people in the Midwest?
  91. @SFG
    Church?

    No, just employ the men and the women will stop having kids out of wedlock. This is already happening, black single motherhood is beginning to collapse while married black births are increasing as black women marry nonblack men more often in order to have kids in wedlock first. I.e., black women are increasingly marrying men who have decent jobs, often family-supporting ones, and if you want troublesome black men to go away, you simply reward this behavior more explicitly and then you’ll get more marriage and less crime.

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  92. Every time I ride a plane I laugh when the safety speech at the beginning includes something like “Make sure to secure your own gas mask before helping others”. Sometimes they even include a video of an adult putting on their own mask while a kid patiently waits in the next seat.

    Wouldn’t it be funny to parody this with SJWs? Maybe when the announcement occurs have an SJW stand up and have a meltdown over not helping other people such that security has to come onto the plane and drag them off?

    Maybe right after the announcement there is a real problem and the SJW jumps up and runs around the plane demanding that the whites help the non-whites first before putting on their own masks, but have it cause a huge mess.

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  93. AFFH has been a huge coup for downtown liberals in Nashville. They have whitened the five mile radius of downtown greatly, and literally dumped undesirable citizens on ring counties (generally in apartments via Section 8) absent any debate whatsoever. The consevative media has left their readers literally unaware of what has happened. National Review, The Weekly Standard, Fox, and the WSJ have been very quiet about this huge, life-affecting policy for suburban, and ex-urban whites in ring counties across America.
    Only alt-right sites have really been informative. There has got to be a way to ensure the voucher reciepients are more evenly spread around, and some particular working class areas arent overwhelmed. I suggest a 10% top limit on Section 8 vouchers per apartment complex/residential street.

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  94. OT: this is from the 23rd so I don’t know whether it’s been covered, but here’s a WaPo article saying some researchers came up with numbers attributing the increase in the recent working class white death to suicide and drug deaths, because of loss of manufacturing jobs to China:

    https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/wonk/wp/2016/11/23/trade-with-china-literally-kills-americans-economists-say

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    By the mid-1990s, criminal activity in public housing complexes became a national issue that was highlighted in President Clinton’s 1996 State of the Union address, during which he stated that a “one strike and you’re out” rule should apply to low-income housing. Congress responded to the president’s statement by enacting laws giving HUD the authority to adopt stricter regulations to address criminal activity, including alcohol and drug abuse, regarding the Section 8 housing voucher program. These regulations would have to be adopted by all public housing agencies participating in the program.

    For both the remaining public housing and for Section 8, this is extremely important. If it is enforced, along with the other rules and regulations, it does a good job of weeding out social problems. However, Obama with HUD and the courts have noticed the disparate impact of ALL rules involving public financed housing. http://www.sfchronicle.com/business/networth/article/New-HUD-guidance-on-criminal-records-puts-7237897.php

    This is especially important, since a program like AFFH will end up placing poor blacks into areas that have de facto strict law and order. A car is essential, and for someone who has problem with rules as well as very little money, unpaid traffic fines will result in police contact. Not to mention that there are enough (or more than enough) police, prosecutors, and jail space.

    Criminal history restrictions have been effectively gutted. http://portal.hud.gov/hudportal/documents/huddoc?id=HUD_OGCGuidAppFHAStandCR.pdf
    This is fairly new.

    Ideally, Public Housing buildings and Section 8 would simply wither away from lack of funding. In fact, Public Housing as we knew it is gone in Chicago. There is one ‘exception’ to discrimination in Public Housing:

    The “Housing for Older Persons” Exemption: The Fair Housing Act specifically exempts some senior housing facilities and communities from liability for familial status discrimination. Exempt senior housing facilities or communities can lawfully refuse to sell or rent dwellings to families with minor children. In order to qualify for the “housing for older persons” exemption, a facility or community must prove that its housing is:

    Provided under any State or Federal program that HUD has determined to be specifically designed and operated to assist elderly persons (as defined in the State or Federal program); or

    Intended for, and solely occupied by persons 62 years of age or older;

    Chicago has converted some of its projects to ‘Senior’ housing. Part of the Democrats getting rid of places like Cabrini involved (I have to assume) protecting CHA jobs.

    CHA is the largest owner of rental housing in the city of Chicago, providing homes to more than 50,000 families and individuals, while supporting healthy communities in neighborhoods all across the city. CHA has almost 9,500 apartments in buildings designated for seniors and more than 7,000 units of family housing. It also oversees the administration of 35,000 Housing Choice Vouchers that allow low-income families to rent in the private market.

    Cabrini alone had about 3,000 units. I wouldn’t say that there are any secrets regarding all of this, but the story of the rise and fall of CHA doesn’t fit the narrative.
    For the most part, section 8 isn’t expanding. In a place like Chicago, public housing or a voucher is not easy to get and there is the potential for it to end up more like rent controlled apartments in New York than the barbaric slums recently torn down.

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  96. @Maj. Kong
    Sending Haley to the UN will ensure she is no longer Governor in SC, and early endorser Henry McMaster will become Governor. Nikki Haley had one national action of note, removal of the Confederate flag after the Charleston shooting, an odious act of Cultural Marxism. The cucks wanted her as the VP for Jeb! In the UN, she won't be doing much, as a crypto-Sikh, she has limited appeal to the Hinduvata BJP government in India.

    HUD should not exist at all, it is a state responsibility. Education should also accordingly be returned to the states.

    I believe that Sikhs are known for being especially anti-muslim too, so she’ll have that going for her as well. I don’t much care who represents us at the UN, an organization I’d just as soon see us withdraw from anyway.

    I guess everyone has just forgotten the adultery thing too – that Haley was named as the “other woman” in a divorce case.

    “HUD should not exist at all, it is a state responsibility. Education should also accordingly be returned to the states.”

    Amen. Both HUD and the Department of Education should be abolished.

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  97. @Hapalong Cassidy
    One thing I've never understood about Obama's HUD plan was how this would help poor Blacks' employment situation. In fact, it seems to do the opposite. The original reason Blacks congregated in cities was because that's where the jobs were. Not to mention public transportation enabling them to get to said jobs. Now the Feds want to move them out to the suburbs where there are no jobs for them and no public transportation. Which would obviously increase their dependence on welfare. Which obviously just answered my own question.

    >>One thing I’ve never understood about Obama’s HUD plan was how this would help poor Blacks’ employment situation.

    They don’t care about Blacks’ employment situation. They just want Blacks cleared out of super valuable urban real estate so they can develop super expensive housing on this land for delusional, young, white liberals.

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  98. @Buffalo Joe
    Clyde, When Hillary ran for senator from NY she promised to create 250,000 new jobs. Never happened. Andrew Cuomo, whose name is mentioned for a run in 2020, has his Buffalo Billions. He gave SolarCity (now merged with Tesla) $840 million to build the world's largest solar panel manufacturing plant in Buffalo. The commitment from SolarCity was for 500 jobs at the plant and 1500 total statewide. Neither has happened and also no panels have been produced. I would rather see an existing company receive incentives to retain employees than have tax money be thrown at Unicorns.

    Not going to disagree. In recent news it was said Elon Musk companies have gotten 5 billion in Federal and State tax breaks and incentives. He is a hero to the young millennial types such as a relative of mine who is 25. Plus going to Mars is very cool these days and Musk has his own effort to do this.
    A threat to impose 50% tariffs on what Carrier makes in Mexico should be enough to keep them and US jobs here. But its too early in Trump administration for this. Carrier will get tax breaks and incentives to make them want to stay here and for DJT to score immediately on keeping US jobs. Excellent propaganda for Trump as Hillary piles up her popular vote lead. (I am a DJT voter all the way!)

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    Her "popular vote lead" is almost entirely Cook County, IL and provisional ballots in California.
    , @Romanian
    I am one of those Musk fans, as well. I don't really care about Solar City and what his cousins were up to, but his work with SpaceX is simply amazing. Not just the future potential, but the fact that he eschewed the cost-plus contracting that was plaguing the space industry and worked on fixed cost bases and with large price transparencies. People say he got a lot of pork from NASA, but it's peanuts compared to the usual suspects and also some other players. 12 flights to the ISS for 1.6 bln, while Orbital Sciences Corp and their Cygnus craft got 1.9 bln for 9 flights, with no return cargo. NASA needs alternative suppliers, but still.

    So, no matter what he does in other areas, Musk is a saint for his work on space.
  99. Those that have been involved at some level in federal programs will likely confirm that these master plans are strictly smoke and mirror affairs designed to promote and enrich minority contractors, pay off local politicians and their cronies, and to empower the affirmative action hires placed in positions of authority to implement the dispersion of taxpayer money among their friends.

    Similar to a well known foundation that’s recently been in the news, only pennies on the dollar ever escape the sticky pockets for their designated purpose.

    Likely the level of corruption and entropy in the entrenched federal bureaucracies cannot be fixed (“or the swamp drained”), but in one sense that’s its saving grace. Government workers do not exert themselves, and as someone aptly noted, “thank goodness we don’t get all the government we pay for.”

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    • Replies: @Buffalo Joe
    Spurious, I was the token white in an Affirmative Action program 40 plus years ago. I came to realize that there was little or no chance for the program to succeed. When the program's funding ran out every employee, except for me, was rolled over into another government funded community action program. The never empty trough.
  100. @27 year old
    Isn't the entire point of HUD secretary just to give a fancy job to a nonWhite ally?

    Isn’t the entire point of HUD secretary just to give a fancy job to a non White

    HUD and 3-4 other cabinet level agencies exist to transfer wealth to minorities and women. Done in a myriad of ways. They also function as union hiring halls and jobs programs for minorities and women. A Federal paycheck is a good pay check.

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    • Replies: @Olorin
    This is also the function of the Department of Education.

    Both could be consolidated into on Department of Dolt Wrangling Job Creation, though I'd prefer they be done away with entirely.

  101. I wrote a Townhall column about this terrible new HUD AFFH rule designed like all lefty plots to turn replace citizen-elected local control with federal unelected bureaucracy and ultimately turn America Dem: here is link –

    Invasion of the Dem-Voting City-Dwellers Coming to Yr Suburb Compliments of HUD

    http://townhall.com/columnists/joyoverbeck/2015/07/29/draft-n2031654/page/full

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  102. @27 year old
    Isn't the entire point of HUD secretary just to give a fancy job to a nonWhite ally?

    “Isn’t the entire point of HUD secretary just to give a fancy job to a nonWhite ally?”

    GHW Bush gave the job to (white guy) Jack Kemp, which I think was his way of telling Kemp: “Ok, Jack, you’re always lecturing us about reaching out to blacks – you try it.”

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  103. “…… crime-prone blacks……”

    How profitable is living in Whiteman’s self denial?

    Steve Sailer can you name one Black American who was proven as a American traitor in the court of law, or involved in 9/11 and other terrorist false flags carried out by Israel-trained home law enforcement agencies monopolized by the White Americans or US-Israel Jew dual citizens?

    In order to refresh White bigots, let me name a few “respectable Americans” who betrayed their fellow Americans such as Ethel Rosenberg, and her husband, Admiral John Sidney “Jack” McCain Jr, Jonathan Pollard, Alan Gross, etc, etc….

    On September 29, 2015, the New York City Council honored Ethel Rosenberg, who along with her husband Julius Rosenberg was executed for treason on June 19, 1953, as a woman of great bravery for leading a 1935 strike against a New York packaging company where she worked as a clerk. The honor was bestowed upon by the Manhattan Borough president Gale Brewer. The decision was hailed by three Jewish councilors, Mark Levine, Daniel Dromm and Robert Meeropol (Ethel’s son). Brewer also proclaimed October 28 as Ethel Rosenberg Day of Justice in the Borough of Manhattan…..

    https://rehmat1.com/2015/10/12/nyc-honors-jewish-traitor-on-her-100th-birthday/

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    Rehmat, You link to an article written by yourself to bolster your comment here. Most Steve readers realize NYC's Council is ultra left leaning and NYC has an avowed communist for a mayor. Easy to find support for Ethel Rosenberg in that pond.
  104. @Almost Missouri

    "using some form of eugenics across the board to improve the populations (both minorities and the majority)"
     
    It is too bad that the term "eugenics" has become radioactive, because that prevents a lot of potentially productive discussion. The thing is, every reproductive decision is either eugenic or dysgenic, and all political policies that affect reproduction (i.e., most of them) are either eugenic or dysgenic. But when "eugenics" are taboo, none of this can be discussed frankly and openly. Everyone is a eugenicist, wittingly or unwittingly, but no one can talk about it. It's sort of a special case of the Sapir-Whorf hypothesis where it's not that the structure of the language prevents the concept, but that the taboo of the culture forbids the concept.

    You’re almost right. You’re wrong in saying that everyone is a eugenicist. Lots of us are following – in our private, personal lives – courses of action that no eugenicist would ever countenance for a moment.

    If we all WERE eugenicists, many of our problems would be solved, even if no one could bring it up without withering social retribution.

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    • Replies: @utu
    If you all were eugenicists the traffic on this site would be significantly lower. You can still do it. It is never too late.
    , @Almost Missouri
    You're right, I used the term "eugenics" imprecisely. It would have been more correct for me to say, "Everyone is a genecist, wittingly or unwttingly...", but "genecist" isn't a word.
  105. When was the last time Dubuque’s county went Republican in a presidential election? Reagan? Nixon? Eisenhower? Coolidge?

    But Donald got it.

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  106. @Buffalo Joe
    Clyde, When Hillary ran for senator from NY she promised to create 250,000 new jobs. Never happened. Andrew Cuomo, whose name is mentioned for a run in 2020, has his Buffalo Billions. He gave SolarCity (now merged with Tesla) $840 million to build the world's largest solar panel manufacturing plant in Buffalo. The commitment from SolarCity was for 500 jobs at the plant and 1500 total statewide. Neither has happened and also no panels have been produced. I would rather see an existing company receive incentives to retain employees than have tax money be thrown at Unicorns.

    >>>Clyde, When Hillary ran for senator from NY she promised to create 250,000 new jobs. Never happened. Andrew Cuomo, whose name is mentioned for a run in 2020, has his Buffalo Billions. He gave SolarCity (now merged with Tesla) $840 million <<<

    In the very near future Democrat politicians won't even pretend to care about the white working class or the jobs that provide for them. In Connecticut, Democrat governor Daniel Malloy has signed off on "incentives" to keep mega hedge funds AQR Capital (Cliff Asness) and Bridgewater Associates (Ray Dalio) from "leaving" the state. Bridgewater gets $22 million, AQR gets $35 million to stay.

    http://www.nytimes.com/2016/11/22/business/dealbook/investment-funds-get-millions-to-stay-in-connecticut.html

    Now let's do some math, simple math that even a hedge funder can understand. AQR has $159.2 billion under management. Bridgewater has $150 billion under management for a combined total of $309 billion under management. The usual compensation for fund managers is based on the 2 and twenty scale. 2% comp on assets up front and 20% of any gains (what a rip off, both of these figures, but that's another story). For the sake of simplicity let's assume that neither hedge fund is making any bonus because not only can't they beat the market average, they actually trail the market averages. Still 2% of $300 billion amounts to $6 billion of top line revenue. Imagine that, $6 billion and no industrial plant, no research and development, no environmental and regulatory burden or costs, no expensive raw material inputs, no marketing and sales costs. So we can easily understand why a yuppie, SWPL liberal like Malloy wants to help his friends in the hedge fund business. Heck, he probably is angling for a job at one of these funds when he leaves office. He deserves to make several million/year after all his years of sacrifice to public service, just like his mentors, the Clintons, right?

    Democrats are tired of appealing to the economic interests of lazy, good-for-nothing, opioid addicted, racist, white proles. And we understand why they should be punished by having the most dysfunctional demographic of our society dumped onto their small towns, to make way in our new urban centers for virtuous good-white hedge funders and bankers, who are true credits to society.

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  107. @Tiny Duck
    Sorry, you guys will lose.

    Your champions get killed by logic and decency EVRY TIME

    Here, Roland Martin lays the smackdown on Richard Spencer

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=27RXiA0qkrM


    Then, here, Angela Rye KILLS a white jerk

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YFO2io_baF0

    You white nationalists are outnumbered, outgunned, and outlogiced

    Think very carefuly before you go down a road you cannot return from

    “Here, Roland Martin lays the smackdown on Richard Spencer.”

    Martin seems to think that the ancient Egyptians were black. Martin is an obviously not very bright man – a jumped up affirmative-action beneficiary. If you think that’s a smackdown, that says a lot more about you then it does about Spencer.

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  108. @Kylie
    "Can anyone think of better ways to keep 'difficult black people' out of the prison system, besides welfare grants and virtually fire-proof union-protected jobs?"

    Yes.

    “Can anyone think of better ways to keep ‘difficult black people’ out of the prison system, besides welfare grants and virtually fire-proof union-protected jobs?”

    Wasn’t midnight basketball supposed to do that?

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    Bring back the punishment of Transportation. Only humane solution to the problem. Surprised how few Conservatives talk about this.
  109. @melendwyr
    You're almost right. You're wrong in saying that everyone is a eugenicist. Lots of us are following - in our private, personal lives - courses of action that no eugenicist would ever countenance for a moment.

    If we all WERE eugenicists, many of our problems would be solved, even if no one could bring it up without withering social retribution.

    If you all were eugenicists the traffic on this site would be significantly lower. You can still do it. It is never too late.

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  110. HUD needs to be abolished as its unstated mission is now to subject white enclaves in the U.S. to a human brownout or blackout or a combination of the two. It just looks for ways and means to dump poverty stricken, low IQ and violent non-whites onto whitey’s safe spaces and Republican congressional districts.

    According to the newspaper American Free Press , Trump was allegedly opposed to the affirmatively furthering fair housing rule unilaterally and unconstitutionally imposed by outgoing president and anti-white hatemonger Hussein Obama. Time will tell. The rule clearly violates the concept of federalism and state and local control that underlies the Constitution. But an ideological and corrupt SCOTUS upheld it.

    Carson is supposed to be the polar opposite of Hussein Obama and not an SJW, so based on that there should be a good chance that AFFA gets rescinded or the Trump admin simply won’t enforce it.

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  111. If you want to reinforce the border, and move a hot potato, why not put the hot potato on the border?

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  112. Anonymous says:     Show CommentNext New Comment

    Bill Kristol = Always Wrong

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    How would parody Bill Kristol tweets be distinguishable from actual Bill Kristol tweets?
  113. My father lived in Lathrop Homes, a smaller housing project on the north side of Chicago, for the first two years of his life. His older brothers lived there during their formative years and they loved it. The only reason his family left Lathrop was because his father started making too much money and couldn’t qualify for public housing any more. They missed the community spirit that flourished in Lathrop’s common areas.

    Somehow, Lathrop Homes had magic dirt back then. The dirt quality has degraded a lot in the decades since. The culprit is probably Republican pro-unkindness policies.

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  114. @Diversity Heretic
    Perhaps this is off topic, but isn't this confirmation that Donald Trump is anything but Alt-Right? First he sends an Indian woman to the U.N. Now he names an obviously unqualified Negro to be HUD Secretary. How will either of these people further his agenda, whatever it might be at the U.N. or in urban housing? He seems to me to be pandering to the very cuckservatives that his supporters disliked and rejected. Maybe there's an overall purpose that I just can't see.

    The only thing the alt-right wants out of HUD is getting rid of the desegregation scheme, which Carson has already indicated he’s likely to do (and something like that is really Trump’s call anyway). The alt-right wants nothing at all out of the UN Secretary. Her job is to look good and read prepared speeches. Seems like Trump tried to get the even hotter Democrat broad from Hawaii first but had to settle instead for Haley.

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    That last sentence doesn't make sense on it's face.

    Haley going to the UN allows him to check several boxes, including raising one of his supporters to the governor's mansion, and gets rid of someone who was likely going to play Conan the Contrarian at every turn, trying to sell her "story" for a possible 2024 run acting as a McCain-with-a-Gash "maverick" that the media loves.

    Tulsi, on the other hand, is invaluable where she is in the House. She's already been cast out by the DNC/Podesta crew, and her crossing the aisle makes it easier for other Democrats to do so as well to work certain policy proposals. While some of you are already typing "But the Republicans control the House!", the thing is that there are a not insignificant number of cuckservatives who may decide that they're going to cuck hard to burnish their e-cred with the NeverTrumpers. Tulsi and the other populist Democrats give him room to work. Digging into the weeds on the Dem side of things there's more than a few disaffected Dem Congressmen who are pissed at the focus on identity politics by the same aging white radicals and angry black Civil Rights era negroes who are still stuck in a 1960s mindset. A few of them realize that the gerrymandered black districts and blue states don't have to worry about their white constituency, and waving around Bull Connors doesn't work anymore to win over whites.

    If the Republican Party is in the midst of a Civil War, Vicksburg has fallen and Sherman is beginning his March to the Sea. The Democrats are moving towards the Fort Sumter stage of things.
  115. @Diversity Heretic
    Perhaps this is off topic, but isn't this confirmation that Donald Trump is anything but Alt-Right? First he sends an Indian woman to the U.N. Now he names an obviously unqualified Negro to be HUD Secretary. How will either of these people further his agenda, whatever it might be at the U.N. or in urban housing? He seems to me to be pandering to the very cuckservatives that his supporters disliked and rejected. Maybe there's an overall purpose that I just can't see.

    Perhaps this is off topic, but isn’t this confirmation that Donald Trump is anything but Alt-Right?

    Who beyond retards thought Trump was an Alt-Right candidate? He’s a wild-card. Clinton was more of the same while Trump threatens to burn the establishment down. As a member of the Alt-West, I hope he succeeds, but fudge the Alt-White and their Hitler LARPing.

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  116. @E. Rekshun
    “Can anyone think of better ways to keep ‘difficult black people’ out of the prison system, besides welfare grants and virtually fire-proof union-protected jobs?”


    Wasn't midnight basketball supposed to do that?

    Bring back the punishment of Transportation. Only humane solution to the problem. Surprised how few Conservatives talk about this.

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    Perez, What colony does the USA possess where we could "transport" our problem citizens ? Britain had Australia, what do we have? Guam? PR?
  117. @unit472
    One big problem with public housing for negroes is their loose family arrangements. I recall a new senior housing project in Richmond. The problem was when the grandaughter dumped her children on grandma to raise. There weren't supposed to be 14 year old boys and girls living at this age restricted community but they were all over the place as it was rent subsidized and was located in an area with better schools. The Housing Authority just turned a blind eye to the situation though it made it impossible for elderly whites to live in the nice new units.

    “I recall a new senior housing project in Richmond.”

    California or Virginia? Coincidentally both Richmonds have a large Black population.

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  118. @Prof. Woland

    If only the architect-gods could get the spatial arrangement of walls, doors, hallways, staircases and windows just right, the social ills of the ghetto would be solved!
     
    Your third explanation also neatly explains why the schools all desperately need to be perpetually upgraded.

    Having gone to California public schools for my primary education, I was very used to sitting in classes that were only one step above a manufactured home. Thin walls, linoleum floors, and a passive solar design where the windows all faced south if possible, they were nothing to look at. With the good weather, there is no need to over insulate the buildings or use too much energy to light the rooms. Back when we were white, nobody seemed to have a problem. Now half the voter initiatives on the ballot are bond issues to 'upgrade' or deteriorating schools. What we end up with is these gold plated architectural wonders replete with AstroTurf football fields and solar panels in the parking lots. Meanwhile, test scores fail to rise.

    The public schools that Baby Boomers in California were educated in were pretty much shacks. Often there was an attractive core quad built in the 1920s, but everything built after WWII was pretty much a plywood box. Now California has public schools that look like a Japanese Robot from Outer Space trying to burn down the Los Angeles Cathedral.

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  119. @Whiskey
    There is another component. How will the "next" Rev. Wright get that house on the Golf Course if his potential suckers ... er flock, are all scattered all over the place. Black leaders have goals; and those goals won't be met if Blacks are scattered throughout the suburbs.

    All that does is make money for rich, connected Real Estate dudes, while turning previously "Nice White Ladies" into rampant racists as their property values go down and they can't move. Meanwhile the Black vote gets diluted into nothingness, and close contact with Section 8 Blacks is a guarantee of a Trump voter.

    I'm not kidding here -- Trumps margin in places like PA, WI, MI may well have been partly because AFAH made "racists" out of previously nice White people.

    That was pretty much the first topic Obama and Rev. Wright ever discussed: the Rev’s secretary was moving to the suburbs to get her son away from gang life, but the Rev was against dispersing his power base. Obama didn’t commit himself.

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  120. @CJ
    No one pees in the elevator ...

    I'm not so sure about that, although ubiquitous security cameras may eventually come close to eliminating the practice.

    Dirty elevator habits cause a stink in Singapore: report

    >>No one pees in the elevator …

    I’m not so sure about that, although ubiquitous security cameras may eventually come close to eliminating the practice.

    Dirty elevator habits cause a stink in Singapore: report<<

    Well Singapore has a fine remedy for this type of anti-social behavior, and they are not afraid to use it: public flogging. I wish we could bring public flogging and the stockade back to this country. Miscreants know when they have done wrong and internally won't challenge the just punishment meted out.

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    Daniel, I have been to Singapore, where gum chewing is banned and they have big fines for littering. However, they cane their offenders, they do not flog them. Flogging shreds the skin and flesh, caning raises welts. I'm fine with caning though.
  121. @anon

    Such programs have shown promising results on a small scale, before they became hate-targets of goodwhites [...] Obama could have implemented something like this
     
    C'mon man. Mainstream conservatives are the anti-contraceptive party. Cucks would've clamorously blocked any reasonable contraceptive-related action in Congress.

    How effective were the cuckocracy at blocking anything that the Obama administration was serious about? Or blocking anything from any administration, for that matter?

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  122. Well, Ben Carson is at least a brain surgeon, unlike polisci/communications major and Chicano irredentist Julián Castro.

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    Overall, this is great. AFFH is a disaster. The final Obama push on this was eliminating the rules that prevented convicted felons from living in Federally subsidized housing.

    Part of the Cabrini miracle deal was that they had to include a fraction of new building construction into public housing units and another fraction into low income housing. I think it may be around 10% and 10%.

    There was at least one news story about a family that couldn’t move back into a new Cabrini replacement unit because one of the mother’s kids had a problem in school that resulted in a criminal record.

    They have already mostly solved the problem by allowing delays on new construction. After years, very few of the former displaced residents are going to be in a position to move in. Toss in the criminal record exclusion and other rules, and the new poor people moving back will be ‘pristine’.

    Everything is in the details. The massive push to consider felons a protected class is a disaster waiting to happen. It would never work anywhere except in the sphere of public handouts, but it would be a disaster.

    The main thing …. it isn’t like Trump and his appointee need to do anything spectacular. All they need to do is roll back the Obama policies that got traction within the last 12 months. By the way, the strict rules regarding public housing were created under Democrats and aren’t opposed by most of the beneficiaries. No one wants to live next to underclass criminals. The constant refrain that Trump won’t be able to do anything — ignores the fact that he can simply stop doing really stupid, harmful stuff.

    Plus, AFFH has enormous pushback. Lots of it will grind to a halt without very aggressive administrative pressure.

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  124. @dearieme
    "At least Dr. Carson is a brain surgeon." Have a care: suggesting that what the ghettos need is the attention of a brain surgeon must surely be racist?

    “At least Dr. Carson is a brain surgeon.” – Yes he is but his specialty was to remove 1/2 of brain in cases of severe epilepsy. So he was like podiatrists who specialized in amputations. The main issue in these surgeries was to prevent excessive bleeding and the post surgery complications.

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  125. @Jack D
    Funny you should mention Singapore. In Chinese cities, high rise apartment building very similar to Cabrini Green are very common.

    https://www.123rf.com/photo_13715651_new-apartment-buildings-in-pudong-district-of-shanghai-china.html


    In order to save architectural costs, they will put up clusters of 10 or 20 identical high rises. These function perfectly well. In dense urban areas high rise buildings allow you to house a lot of people on a small land area and they are energy efficient because each unit has only 1 exposed side to lose heat, plus people can live close to where they work. They are used as middle class and luxury private market housing, not just public housing. No one pees in the elevator, no one shoots up in the stairwells, no one gets mugged in the hallways. The Federal government spent some considerable amount of $ to build these complexes (not just in Chicago but also St. Louis, Philadelphia, etc. ) and then even more $ to dynamite them and relocate the residents.

    “No one pees in the elevator, no one shoots up in the stairwells, no one gets mugged in the hallways.”

    Hmm. Must be the Feng Shui.

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  126. @anon
    This article has a comments section. Steve got one in early -- and has 19 recommendations. They seem to be overwhelmingly anti social engineering. The majority of the comments and the vast majority of the recommendations.

    Comments are now closed. At first, I suspected that the Times just didn't like direction the comment thread was taking. But it is possible that AFFH is so hated that SJW's can't even get the energy to root for it.

    It’s odd to me that the NYT didn’t see the Trump Train coming. Anytime stories about blacks & housing or schools are published in NYT the comments are mostly hostile. If the mostly liberal NYT readership draws the line at the nonsense Emily Badger is peddling what more the people in the Midwest?

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  127. @boogerbently
    Can we set an "end date" on when we quit our multi-trillion$$$$ attempt at equalizing the negro?
    It's been 150 years, already!

    Boog, But in “negro years” slavery was yesterday.

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  128. @Peripatetic commenter
    As I pointed out in another comment, TD is posting the same stuff at Vox Day.

    I guess that tells us which blogs they are most afraid of.

    Peri, Then I will assume that Tiny is a paid troll/shill. What a demeaning life.

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  129. @Anon
    I doubt Trump is being nice in giving Carson the HUD job. HUD is normally a sink of corruption, and if it does its usual, Carson is going to be blamed, and his head will be on a platter. I think Trump is setting up a potential rival in 2020 for a fall. Trump knows very well Carson has zero background for the job, and arrogant guys like Carson who love status but are too lazy to actually dig into the work usually get themselves into trouble. Also, the potential bribes heading Carson's way will destroy his reputation if he can't keep his hand out of the till.

    Routing Haley to the UN will have the effect to taking her out of a job where she has executive responsibility and just making her Trump's passive little parrot. Her status will be diminished, and she won't be a rival for 2020 either. It's easier to build up a power base for a presidential run if you're a governor. Governors fund raise off of businessmen who want their governor to approve legislation that benefits their businesses. UN reps don't have that sort of pull. For example, the NRA might give Haley money as governor of her state if anyone tries to push through anti-gun legislation. But as a UN rep? What can she do for them as a UN rep? Nothing. The guy who owns the local car dealership isn't giving money to Haley as UN rep, either. He'll donate where it does the most good.

    Anon, If Trump’s first four year are a moderate success, he won’t have a GOP rival in 2020.

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  130. @spurious comments
    Those that have been involved at some level in federal programs will likely confirm that these master plans are strictly smoke and mirror affairs designed to promote and enrich minority contractors, pay off local politicians and their cronies, and to empower the affirmative action hires placed in positions of authority to implement the dispersion of taxpayer money among their friends.

    Similar to a well known foundation that's recently been in the news, only pennies on the dollar ever escape the sticky pockets for their designated purpose.

    Likely the level of corruption and entropy in the entrenched federal bureaucracies cannot be fixed ("or the swamp drained"), but in one sense that's its saving grace. Government workers do not exert themselves, and as someone aptly noted, "thank goodness we don't get all the government we pay for."

    Spurious, I was the token white in an Affirmative Action program 40 plus years ago. I came to realize that there was little or no chance for the program to succeed. When the program’s funding ran out every employee, except for me, was rolled over into another government funded community action program. The never empty trough.

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    • Replies: @Jefferson
    "Spurious, I was the token white in an Affirmative Action program 40 plus years ago."

    They have affirmative action programs for Italians in New York state?
  131. Speaking of HUD and neocon rat Jack Kemp:

    “A self-described ‘bleeding-heart conservative,’ Kemp admits his concern about urban problems ran considerably deeper than his knowledge when he started at HUD. He tells a story about his naïveté on a visit to a Philadelphia housing project in the winter of ’89. As tenant manager Virginia Wilks gave him a tour, he says, “We walked outside on this cold February day, and about 30 feet away were five guys standing around a trash-barrel fire. I said, ‘Isn’t that nice. Those guys are warming their hands and having a cracker-barrel philosophical discussion.’ She said, ‘Mr. Kemp, they’re crack dealers.’”

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    • Replies: @Ivy
    Once upon a time, American companies used to have some initial training for new hires that went beyond HR admonishments. Sometimes that included a trip to a local plant to see how things got made by real people. I'd like to see some type of Congressional and administration placement training beyond donor happy talk days, where the Kemps of the world got to see the warts-and-all aspects of the citizenry they allegedly represent.

    The same concept should be used for the Acela corridor people, now that their period of being folks is winding down. If they saw more of the world than the railroad right-of-way adjacent areas, that could expand their horizons. Of course, there are those interested in keeping the sheep in the livestock cars with their eyes on Blackberry or iPhone or other device.
  132. I wish the multi-billionaire George Lucas had followed through with his threat to bring Oakland’s African underclass to lily White Left Wing affluent Marin County.

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  133. @Buffalo Joe
    Spurious, I was the token white in an Affirmative Action program 40 plus years ago. I came to realize that there was little or no chance for the program to succeed. When the program's funding ran out every employee, except for me, was rolled over into another government funded community action program. The never empty trough.

    “Spurious, I was the token white in an Affirmative Action program 40 plus years ago.”

    They have affirmative action programs for Italians in New York state?

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    Jefferson, Well, I was accepted into a mostly Irish Jesuit college, but the Syndicate tossed my application.Actually, I was employed by the AA program.
  134. @Almost Missouri

    "Can anyone think of better ways to keep 'difficult black people' out of the prison system, besides welfare grants and virtually fire-proof union-protected jobs?"
     
    It's a good question, possibly the key question of American politics.

    I don't know why middle class blacks can't play neighborhood guardians along with middle class whites. After all, they have more experience, and aren't cowed by fear of the R-word. There probably aren't enough to go around, but helping some is better than helping none (the current policy).

    Probably the most effective method to stem the tide at its source would be to offer birth control incentives to welfare mothers. Such programs have shown promising results on a small scale, before they became hate-targets of goodwhites. Being a worship-object of goodwhites and therefore immune to criticism, Obama could have implemented something like this if he had actually cared about the ghettos that he curated. But he didn't and he's not really black anyway, so he just found ways to sluice more federal money at blacks and then went back to his basketball games.

    Because middle class blacks are often related to Pookie and NeNe. Its a rare black that calls the cops the minute Pookie swings by to avoid some heat he stirred up where he lives (and starts doing the same shit where he’s hiding out), or refuses to take in NeNe’s kids because she’s gotta do her thang in the club.

    Remember, St. Trayvon was living with his dad (in a gated community) cause his mom kicked him out. This is pretty much the dynamic around blacks – the crab in the bucket syndrome. Its part of why blacks either don’t bother saving money or hide it away as fast as possible – because all of a suddenly Cousin Derica’s kids all need Air Jordans for school and his sister’s baby’s daddy has an infected toe that needs to be removed or any other number of silly shit.

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    Right, which proves that middle class blacks are better guidance for lower class blacks than whites are. MCBs have the savvy and experience to handle the job. Whites generally don't.
  135. @Rehmat
    "...... crime-prone blacks......"

    How profitable is living in Whiteman's self denial?

    Steve Sailer can you name one Black American who was proven as a American traitor in the court of law, or involved in 9/11 and other terrorist false flags carried out by Israel-trained home law enforcement agencies monopolized by the White Americans or US-Israel Jew dual citizens?

    In order to refresh White bigots, let me name a few "respectable Americans" who betrayed their fellow Americans such as Ethel Rosenberg, and her husband, Admiral John Sidney "Jack" McCain Jr, Jonathan Pollard, Alan Gross, etc, etc....

    On September 29, 2015, the New York City Council honored Ethel Rosenberg, who along with her husband Julius Rosenberg was executed for treason on June 19, 1953, as a woman of great bravery for leading a 1935 strike against a New York packaging company where she worked as a clerk. The honor was bestowed upon by the Manhattan Borough president Gale Brewer. The decision was hailed by three Jewish councilors, Mark Levine, Daniel Dromm and Robert Meeropol (Ethel’s son). Brewer also proclaimed October 28 as Ethel Rosenberg Day of Justice in the Borough of Manhattan.....

    https://rehmat1.com/2015/10/12/nyc-honors-jewish-traitor-on-her-100th-birthday/

    Rehmat, You link to an article written by yourself to bolster your comment here. Most Steve readers realize NYC’s Council is ultra left leaning and NYC has an avowed communist for a mayor. Easy to find support for Ethel Rosenberg in that pond.

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  136. @Corvinus
    "You see, places like Dubuque, Iowa have Magic Dirt, while the Near North Side of Chicago had Tragic Dirt, until receiving a dirtectomy about the same time the Democratic machine in Chicago tore down the Cabrini-Green housing project."

    Recycled hash. Must be a Friday news dump, Steve. Dubuque had previously accepted HUD funding through the Housing Choice Voucher (Section 8) program. Thus, the city was formally obligated to "affirmatively further fair housing” in whatever way HUD defined that obligation.
    So Dubuque willingly chose to take federal government funding for this particular program. Therefore, this city, fair or unfair, right or wrong, put itself in a position to abide by those rules.
    The lesson is...do not accept federal funding lest one be subject to its regulations.

    Broken clock syndrome, but still only half right.

    When they refuse to take federal funding the civil rights mandarins swoop in and start making life hell for everyone on why they don’t want future black astronaut brain surgeons living amongst them.

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  137. @Hshhs
    OT but 90 percent of the job losses in manufacturing are due to productivity gains rather than free trade, and even if those jobs are brought back they would be done by robots anyway

    Let me try this unsourced “fact” game:

    95% of pro free trade arguments have serious problems with methodology, repeatability, or basic facts, while the other 5% are totally made up.

    In this case, “productivity” is defined by being able to hire more workers at .25/hr to make soccer balls or whatever than by paying US workers a living wage. Got it.

    I also like how robots are inevitable in manufacturing, but verbatim when it comes to discussing agriculture.

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  138. @PerezHBD
    Bring back the punishment of Transportation. Only humane solution to the problem. Surprised how few Conservatives talk about this.

    Perez, What colony does the USA possess where we could “transport” our problem citizens ? Britain had Australia, what do we have? Guam? PR?

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  139. @Svigor
    What mechanisms could patriots use to put Black populations into rich liberal enclaves, while keeping costs down? Congress controls taxation, so Congress is going to have to sign off on any such effort.

    The moral math is clear: nobody is as vocally supportive of diversity, tolerance, desegregation, social and economic equality, and welfare for blacks as people living in rich liberal enclaves. This is an idea whose time has come.

    Unfortunately, I don't see Trump getting behind the idea as enthusiastically as needed. He's too soft on rich liberals. But even if he did, how would Congress pay for it? The natural solution would seem to be to tax rich liberal enclaves to pay for it, but how to get Congress behind that?

    One method would be to take the measure directly to the people. Everyone but rich liberals will love the idea. A national conversation about how the project should succeed "where the support is highest" before being applied elsewhere could be effective.

    Republicans in Congress have tried to defund its implementation. Mr. Carson wrote last year that the new policy followed the government’s history of failed “mandated social-engineering schemes,” and would redirect low-income housing primarily into wealthy, white communities that oppose it.
     
    Why not save the policy, by directing low-income housing solely into the wealthy, liberal communities that support Democrats?

    Assemble a team of math geniuses to come up with "algorithms" that find places that rate highest on metrics of wealth (because the most magical dirt is there), tolerance, (stated) love for diversity, loyalty to Democrats, etc.

    One solution would be to develop near rich, liberal enclaves, and link with mass transit. But this could get trick, fast.

    Relocating gov't services and gov't employment close to the Enclaves would help.

    The real key would be finding some way of tying this justification ("rich liberal enclaves are the best hope for integration") with some kind of mechanism for offsetting higher real property costs in these areas. Maybe some mandate from the supreme court tying it to a special exception to the "fair market value" part of eminent domain; the gov't could seize property only in rich liberal enclaves, without breaking the bank.

    The alternative would be to go to Congress and simply tax rich liberal enclaves to pay for their affordable housing.

    And p.s., none of this single-family homes business. Large housing units are far more efficient. This will be expensive enough as it is. The liberal feng-shui (big units bad!) should be attacked as a sneaky way for rich liberals to be racist ("you don't like cost efficient, green housing, because cost efficient, green housing makes AFFH possible in your neighborhood. Opposing efficient, green housing is rrrracist.").

    AFFH into heavily Democratic rich white neighborhoods would be the perfect, ultimate troll. Their property values would drop (as soon as the announcement is made, in fact), and they would be confronted literally face to face with the results of their own ideology. And yet, if they maintain that ideology, they could say nothing against AFFH. Ha ha.
     
    Their main argument will be that it's wasteful. Costs of building in rich liberal enclaves are much higher. We need to come up with a way to offset that cost. Taxing these enclaves to pay for the costs is the most obvious solution.

    Ok, thinking about rhetorical justifications again, it occurs that we should use the same argument the Supreme Court has used to justify Affirmative Action in universities; diversity is its own reward. And following on from that, the least diverse places (rich liberal enclaves) are the most in need.

    One added bonus of all of this would be the win-win aspects. If we lose, we will have gotten rich liberals to kill AFFH for us.

    ***

    Magic dirt. There is no dirt more magical than that found in rich liberal enclaves. The richer and more liberal the enclave, the more magical the dirt.

    Better schools. This is a big one. Those rich liberal schools will be transformative on poor blacks.

    Diversity Is Its Own Reward. Just as white college students "somehow" benefit from diversity (more blacks in particular), rich liberals will similarly benefit from the presence of poor blacks, in large numbers. "Somehow."

    Sure, there will be plenty of rich people opposed. But think of all the money to be made relocating all of these rich liberals, fleeing their own ostensible political aspirations. There are plenty of rich people who would love to make that money. And to do so again in 5 years or so, after the federal government targets New Liberal Enclave for the same treatment as Old Liberal Enclave.

    All of this could be useful, just as a head-fake to stir up rich liberals, get them in an uproar and reaching for the torches and pitchforks.

    “how would Congress pay for it?”

    This may not even be an obstacle. The AFFH act has a provision that requires the local community to pay for its own invasion, to correct the “imbalance”.

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  140. @Clyde
    Not going to disagree. In recent news it was said Elon Musk companies have gotten 5 billion in Federal and State tax breaks and incentives. He is a hero to the young millennial types such as a relative of mine who is 25. Plus going to Mars is very cool these days and Musk has his own effort to do this.
    A threat to impose 50% tariffs on what Carrier makes in Mexico should be enough to keep them and US jobs here. But its too early in Trump administration for this. Carrier will get tax breaks and incentives to make them want to stay here and for DJT to score immediately on keeping US jobs. Excellent propaganda for Trump as Hillary piles up her popular vote lead. (I am a DJT voter all the way!)

    Her “popular vote lead” is almost entirely Cook County, IL and provisional ballots in California.

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    "Her “popular vote lead” is almost entirely Cook County, IL and provisional ballots in California."

    I wish Illinois was sold away to Canada.
  141. @Marie
    Speaking of HUD and neocon rat Jack Kemp:

    "A self-described 'bleeding-heart conservative,' Kemp admits his concern about urban problems ran considerably deeper than his knowledge when he started at HUD. He tells a story about his naïveté on a visit to a Philadelphia housing project in the winter of ’89. As tenant manager Virginia Wilks gave him a tour, he says, “We walked outside on this cold February day, and about 30 feet away were five guys standing around a trash-barrel fire. I said, ‘Isn’t that nice. Those guys are warming their hands and having a cracker-barrel philosophical discussion.’ She said, ‘Mr. Kemp, they’re crack dealers.’"

    Once upon a time, American companies used to have some initial training for new hires that went beyond HR admonishments. Sometimes that included a trip to a local plant to see how things got made by real people. I’d like to see some type of Congressional and administration placement training beyond donor happy talk days, where the Kemps of the world got to see the warts-and-all aspects of the citizenry they allegedly represent.

    The same concept should be used for the Acela corridor people, now that their period of being folks is winding down. If they saw more of the world than the railroad right-of-way adjacent areas, that could expand their horizons. Of course, there are those interested in keeping the sheep in the livestock cars with their eyes on Blackberry or iPhone or other device.

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    • Replies: @Marie
    Acela must be fully funded in honor of Bill Kristol's historically-significant neocon coffee klatch conference call (onboard) between himself, Romney and Ben Sasse...as they quixotically sought the perfect #NeverTrumper to run for prez and Finally Destroy Trump! Thanks for the memories, Acela...

    Rick Wilson needs to be put to work installing the commemorative plaque on Kristol's regular onboard seat

  142. @Daniel H
    >>No one pees in the elevator …

    I’m not so sure about that, although ubiquitous security cameras may eventually come close to eliminating the practice.

    Dirty elevator habits cause a stink in Singapore: report<<

    Well Singapore has a fine remedy for this type of anti-social behavior, and they are not afraid to use it: public flogging. I wish we could bring public flogging and the stockade back to this country. Miscreants know when they have done wrong and internally won't challenge the just punishment meted out.

    Daniel, I have been to Singapore, where gum chewing is banned and they have big fines for littering. However, they cane their offenders, they do not flog them. Flogging shreds the skin and flesh, caning raises welts. I’m fine with caning though.

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    >>However, they cane their offenders, they do not flog them. Flogging shreds the skin and flesh, caning raises welts. I’m fine with caning though.

    Caning is cool. If I were a miscreant, committed some misdemeanor, I think that I would prefer a caning to a jail sentence. 1) I can afford to spend a little pain but time, not as much. 2) Caning will really reenforce in my mind that I have transgressed the social contract. Make me less likely to do so again. 3) Saves a lot of tax dollars. No jails, no jail guards with hefty pensions and benefits. Caning is over in an hour. Even miscreants can appreciate the savings.
  143. @Jefferson
    "Spurious, I was the token white in an Affirmative Action program 40 plus years ago."

    They have affirmative action programs for Italians in New York state?

    Jefferson, Well, I was accepted into a mostly Irish Jesuit college, but the Syndicate tossed my application.Actually, I was employed by the AA program.

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  144. @PerezHBD
    The only thing the alt-right wants out of HUD is getting rid of the desegregation scheme, which Carson has already indicated he's likely to do (and something like that is really Trump's call anyway). The alt-right wants nothing at all out of the UN Secretary. Her job is to look good and read prepared speeches. Seems like Trump tried to get the even hotter Democrat broad from Hawaii first but had to settle instead for Haley.

    That last sentence doesn’t make sense on it’s face.

    Haley going to the UN allows him to check several boxes, including raising one of his supporters to the governor’s mansion, and gets rid of someone who was likely going to play Conan the Contrarian at every turn, trying to sell her “story” for a possible 2024 run acting as a McCain-with-a-Gash “maverick” that the media loves.

    Tulsi, on the other hand, is invaluable where she is in the House. She’s already been cast out by the DNC/Podesta crew, and her crossing the aisle makes it easier for other Democrats to do so as well to work certain policy proposals. While some of you are already typing “But the Republicans control the House!”, the thing is that there are a not insignificant number of cuckservatives who may decide that they’re going to cuck hard to burnish their e-cred with the NeverTrumpers. Tulsi and the other populist Democrats give him room to work. Digging into the weeds on the Dem side of things there’s more than a few disaffected Dem Congressmen who are pissed at the focus on identity politics by the same aging white radicals and angry black Civil Rights era negroes who are still stuck in a 1960s mindset. A few of them realize that the gerrymandered black districts and blue states don’t have to worry about their white constituency, and waving around Bull Connors doesn’t work anymore to win over whites.

    If the Republican Party is in the midst of a Civil War, Vicksburg has fallen and Sherman is beginning his March to the Sea. The Democrats are moving towards the Fort Sumter stage of things.

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  145. @Hshhs
    OT but 90 percent of the job losses in manufacturing are due to productivity gains rather than free trade, and even if those jobs are brought back they would be done by robots anyway

    Pretty soon it will be a war pitting our robots against theirs.

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  146. @Ivy
    Once upon a time, American companies used to have some initial training for new hires that went beyond HR admonishments. Sometimes that included a trip to a local plant to see how things got made by real people. I'd like to see some type of Congressional and administration placement training beyond donor happy talk days, where the Kemps of the world got to see the warts-and-all aspects of the citizenry they allegedly represent.

    The same concept should be used for the Acela corridor people, now that their period of being folks is winding down. If they saw more of the world than the railroad right-of-way adjacent areas, that could expand their horizons. Of course, there are those interested in keeping the sheep in the livestock cars with their eyes on Blackberry or iPhone or other device.

    Acela must be fully funded in honor of Bill Kristol’s historically-significant neocon coffee klatch conference call (onboard) between himself, Romney and Ben Sasse…as they quixotically sought the perfect #NeverTrumper to run for prez and Finally Destroy Trump! Thanks for the memories, Acela…

    Rick Wilson needs to be put to work installing the commemorative plaque on Kristol’s regular onboard seat

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  147. @Jack Hanson
    Her "popular vote lead" is almost entirely Cook County, IL and provisional ballots in California.

    “Her “popular vote lead” is almost entirely Cook County, IL and provisional ballots in California.”

    I wish Illinois was sold away to Canada.

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  148. @Buffalo Joe
    Daniel, I have been to Singapore, where gum chewing is banned and they have big fines for littering. However, they cane their offenders, they do not flog them. Flogging shreds the skin and flesh, caning raises welts. I'm fine with caning though.

    >>However, they cane their offenders, they do not flog them. Flogging shreds the skin and flesh, caning raises welts. I’m fine with caning though.

    Caning is cool. If I were a miscreant, committed some misdemeanor, I think that I would prefer a caning to a jail sentence. 1) I can afford to spend a little pain but time, not as much. 2) Caning will really reenforce in my mind that I have transgressed the social contract. Make me less likely to do so again. 3) Saves a lot of tax dollars. No jails, no jail guards with hefty pensions and benefits. Caning is over in an hour. Even miscreants can appreciate the savings.

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  149. @Jack Hanson
    Because middle class blacks are often related to Pookie and NeNe. Its a rare black that calls the cops the minute Pookie swings by to avoid some heat he stirred up where he lives (and starts doing the same shit where he's hiding out), or refuses to take in NeNe's kids because she's gotta do her thang in the club.

    Remember, St. Trayvon was living with his dad (in a gated community) cause his mom kicked him out. This is pretty much the dynamic around blacks - the crab in the bucket syndrome. Its part of why blacks either don't bother saving money or hide it away as fast as possible - because all of a suddenly Cousin Derica's kids all need Air Jordans for school and his sister's baby's daddy has an infected toe that needs to be removed or any other number of silly shit.

    Right, which proves that middle class blacks are better guidance for lower class blacks than whites are. MCBs have the savvy and experience to handle the job. Whites generally don’t.

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    No, because middle class blacks enable lower class blacks to thug wild in suburbia.
  150. @melendwyr
    You're almost right. You're wrong in saying that everyone is a eugenicist. Lots of us are following - in our private, personal lives - courses of action that no eugenicist would ever countenance for a moment.

    If we all WERE eugenicists, many of our problems would be solved, even if no one could bring it up without withering social retribution.

    You’re right, I used the term “eugenics” imprecisely. It would have been more correct for me to say, “Everyone is a genecist, wittingly or unwttingly…”, but “genecist” isn’t a word.

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  151. @Almost Missouri
    Right, which proves that middle class blacks are better guidance for lower class blacks than whites are. MCBs have the savvy and experience to handle the job. Whites generally don't.

    No, because middle class blacks enable lower class blacks to thug wild in suburbia.

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    • Replies: @The Practical Conservative
    Middle income and middle class aren't the same and this is particularly true for a sizable percentage of black women, who have preferential hiring over black men at middle income desk work. A lot of childless black women support an army of shiftless brothers, fathers and other relatives because they earn a middle income but haven't acquired the middle class ability to abandon blood relations that are too dysfunctional.

    If Trump manages to get revive the ghetto with construction jobs infrastructure plan funded and preferentially hire from the majority of black men who are non-shiftless, he could set up a virtuous cycle that sped up the current trend in which unwed black motherhood is declining and married black motherhood is increasing. (This trend is happening with all races, but we're talking about black people in this post.)
    , @Almost Missouri
    If they are already in their own suburbs, they will sort it out, free of the Damocles Sword of "Racism!" hanging over their heads.
  152. @Tiny Duck
    Sorry, you guys will lose.

    Your champions get killed by logic and decency EVRY TIME

    Here, Roland Martin lays the smackdown on Richard Spencer

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=27RXiA0qkrM


    Then, here, Angela Rye KILLS a white jerk

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YFO2io_baF0

    You white nationalists are outnumbered, outgunned, and outlogiced

    Think very carefuly before you go down a road you cannot return from

    The right is getting smarter at politics, get used to it. One lesson the right is learning from the left is not to spend lots of time apologising for the actions of those further to the right. Liberals almost never apologise for the far left, even when they shoot cops and destroy property. And it’s worked well for them, over time the far left has become the centre-left, and the centre-left becomes the new centre.

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  153. @Anon7
    I want to bring out this earlier article on black IQ that shows just how much trouble we're really making for ourselves, as a result of black flight from the inner city based on cognitive ability. The people who are left are significantly less able than average:

    Baltimore is typical of many Midwestern and Northern cities, whose demographics were forever changed by the great black migration of the twentieth century [as well as subsequent black flight from the inner city following whites]. Not unexpectedly we found a cognitive discontinuity at the city line. Surprising, however, was its magnitude. Whereas suburban mean IQs (86 for blacks, 99 for whites) conform more or less to national norms, city IQs are dreadfully low. With a mean IQ of 76, inner-city blacks fall about 0.6 SD below the African American average nationally. More than a third have death-penalty immunity on grounds of mental retardation...

    http://www.unz.com/isteve/iq-equality-theres-more-in-baltimore-than-elsewhere/
     

    Not only that, I think there is anecdotal evidence that these inner city groups are inured to, and may even have a social preference for, a violent and colorful lifestyle (the following incident occurred in Detroit a year ago):

    About 400 people were at the party enjoying some barbecue and a basketball game at Dexter Avenue and Webb Street.

    According to [police chief] Craig, 47 shots were fired in what looks like a retaliation-style shooting.

    The homicide victim, Malik Jones, 19, was shot multiple times. He was also shot just last month.

    Craig said Jones may have taken part in the gunfight and was most likely the intended target.

    Witnesses said they grabbed their children and ran for their lives.

    Of the 11 non-fatal victims, seven are at home recovering from injuries and four are stable the hospital.

    Detroit police said they believe two weapons were involved, and that one man may have been the intended target. The semi-automatic guns have not been recovered.

    These two 'urban terrorists' are described as black men, one with light complexion and one with medium complexion.

     

    So now we effectively have two black populations. One is capable of being part of modern American society, the other is not. But white Americans will only have contact with the blacks who are successful and will just assume that the inner city blacks are helpless victims of racism, and just need a bit more of a hand up.

    I don't know what to do with a low IQ group numbering in the millions that prefers a violent and colorful lifestyle.

    Interesting that the victim was named Malik Jones, because a black man with the same name featured in a high-profile case in New Haven, CT.

    Malik Jones, 21, was shot at least four times by Officer Robert Flodquist following a high-speed chase from East Haven into New Haven the night of April 14.

    http://www.nytimes.com/1997/08/17/nyregion/tangled-aftermath-of-a-killing-by-police.html

    There’s so much homicide in the black community that the odds of two high-profile deceased having the same odd name are reasonably good.

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    • Replies: @Triumph104
    On Google Images, there are certain names that result in a high percentage of mug shots. "Malik Jones" is one of them.

    The name isn't odd. Many blacks are named Jones and although parts of the Arab world didn't end slavery until the 1960s and a few parts still engage in the practice to this very day, non-Muslim blacks Americans gravitate towards Arabic names.

    Names that are popular in Russia, like Dmitri and Anton, are also popular with black Americans.. I know of a Makael who was named after Mikhail Gorbachev.
  154. @Anonymous
    https://twitter.com/BillKristol/status/798153951048859650

    Bill Kristol = Always Wrong

    How would parody Bill Kristol tweets be distinguishable from actual Bill Kristol tweets?

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  155. @Corvinus
    "You see, places like Dubuque, Iowa have Magic Dirt, while the Near North Side of Chicago had Tragic Dirt, until receiving a dirtectomy about the same time the Democratic machine in Chicago tore down the Cabrini-Green housing project."

    Recycled hash. Must be a Friday news dump, Steve. Dubuque had previously accepted HUD funding through the Housing Choice Voucher (Section 8) program. Thus, the city was formally obligated to "affirmatively further fair housing” in whatever way HUD defined that obligation.
    So Dubuque willingly chose to take federal government funding for this particular program. Therefore, this city, fair or unfair, right or wrong, put itself in a position to abide by those rules.
    The lesson is...do not accept federal funding lest one be subject to its regulations.

    Wealthy enclaves in Westchester County have been threatened by the federal government to build low-income housing. What money did these enclaves accept?

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    "Wealthy enclaves in Westchester County have been threatened by the federal government to build low-income housing. What money did these enclaves accept?"

    Source?
  156. @e
    I've never felt Barry Soetoro has tried to help blacks at all. I've always felt he was/is trying to piss off white folks. I do feel he has emotional baggage from biological parents who didn't care much about him.

    I have the same feeling about Colin Kaepernick. Kaepernick has moved on to supporting Fidel Castro.

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  157. @Harry Baldwin
    Interesting that the victim was named Malik Jones, because a black man with the same name featured in a high-profile case in New Haven, CT.

    Malik Jones, 21, was shot at least four times by Officer Robert Flodquist following a high-speed chase from East Haven into New Haven the night of April 14.
     
    http://www.nytimes.com/1997/08/17/nyregion/tangled-aftermath-of-a-killing-by-police.html

    There's so much homicide in the black community that the odds of two high-profile deceased having the same odd name are reasonably good.

    On Google Images, there are certain names that result in a high percentage of mug shots. “Malik Jones” is one of them.

    The name isn’t odd. Many blacks are named Jones and although parts of the Arab world didn’t end slavery until the 1960s and a few parts still engage in the practice to this very day, non-Muslim blacks Americans gravitate towards Arabic names.

    Names that are popular in Russia, like Dmitri and Anton, are also popular with black Americans.. I know of a Makael who was named after Mikhail Gorbachev.

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    • Replies: @Harry Baldwin
    Thank you, interesting. Obviously Jones isn't odd but I've never met a Malik.
  158. @Jack D
    Funny you should mention Singapore. In Chinese cities, high rise apartment building very similar to Cabrini Green are very common.

    https://www.123rf.com/photo_13715651_new-apartment-buildings-in-pudong-district-of-shanghai-china.html


    In order to save architectural costs, they will put up clusters of 10 or 20 identical high rises. These function perfectly well. In dense urban areas high rise buildings allow you to house a lot of people on a small land area and they are energy efficient because each unit has only 1 exposed side to lose heat, plus people can live close to where they work. They are used as middle class and luxury private market housing, not just public housing. No one pees in the elevator, no one shoots up in the stairwells, no one gets mugged in the hallways. The Federal government spent some considerable amount of $ to build these complexes (not just in Chicago but also St. Louis, Philadelphia, etc. ) and then even more $ to dynamite them and relocate the residents.

    Hong Kong is made up of huge apartment buildings. I image they are reasonably civilized.

    We have a great many Chinese immigrants here in Vancouver, BC. There are a few definite problems: huge amounts of Chinese money (how was it acquired? No one knows) have driven the price of housing to insane levels.

    Still, no one is particularly afraid of Chinese, the way people seem to fear the black underclass in the US (I have no experience with it at all).

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    • Replies: @E. Rekshun
    people seem to fear the black underclass in the US (I have no experience with it at all).

    You. sir, are a lucky man!
    , @Olorin
    There is nothing civilized about a hive, madam.

    Arthropodal, yes.

    But "civilization" as you are using it is not worth the designation to those of us whose civility and culture rejects the Mediterranean/Near Eastern/Egyptian/Sumerian/Indus model.

    Innovation does not come easily, or often at all, in such settings or via the people it hatches out.
  159. Anon says:     Show CommentNext New Comment
    @people's republic
    I have even read (it was on the Seattle Anti-racist Whites site) that gentrification is neocolonialism.

    These people firmly maintain that people from every race have equal potential and skills, and every difference proves racism. They infer from it that after the Civil Rights Era racism has hardened.

    Basically, the more liberty people are given, the more differences will grow, and the more these people will need to furnish themselves with a vision that lets them detect increased oppression, constraints, and racism.

    Gentrification=Colonialism?

    Eh, if every third-worlder in colonial societies had ended up on welfare, they would have fought against independence tooth and nail. At this rate, we’re never going to get rid of Puerto Rico.

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  160. @Frau Katze
    Hong Kong is made up of huge apartment buildings. I image they are reasonably civilized.

    We have a great many Chinese immigrants here in Vancouver, BC. There are a few definite problems: huge amounts of Chinese money (how was it acquired? No one knows) have driven the price of housing to insane levels.

    Still, no one is particularly afraid of Chinese, the way people seem to fear the black underclass in the US (I have no experience with it at all).

    people seem to fear the black underclass in the US (I have no experience with it at all).

    You. sir, are a lucky man!

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  161. @Hshhs
    OT but 90 percent of the job losses in manufacturing are due to productivity gains rather than free trade, and even if those jobs are brought back they would be done by robots anyway

    OT but 90 percent of the job losses in manufacturing are due to productivity gains rather than free trade, and even if those jobs are brought back they would be done by robots anyway

    Gee, that must be news to the tens of millions of Asian factory workers chugging along making the stuff that contributes to the West’s trillion dollar annual trade deficit with the East. Go ahead and tell them that their jobs are imaginary because as a matter of fact, there is no trade deficit, thousands of container ships don’t ply the oceans shipping manufactured goods, and that the factories they think they work at don’t in fact exist. Troll.

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    • Replies: @Enns
    Ever heard of Taiwanese and Korean factory jobs being shipped to China? And Taiwanese and Korean wages are like half of the US.
  162. @Jack Hanson
    No, because middle class blacks enable lower class blacks to thug wild in suburbia.

    Middle income and middle class aren’t the same and this is particularly true for a sizable percentage of black women, who have preferential hiring over black men at middle income desk work. A lot of childless black women support an army of shiftless brothers, fathers and other relatives because they earn a middle income but haven’t acquired the middle class ability to abandon blood relations that are too dysfunctional.

    If Trump manages to get revive the ghetto with construction jobs infrastructure plan funded and preferentially hire from the majority of black men who are non-shiftless, he could set up a virtuous cycle that sped up the current trend in which unwed black motherhood is declining and married black motherhood is increasing. (This trend is happening with all races, but we’re talking about black people in this post.)

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    • Replies: @Jack Hanson
    What tangent are you on about?

    The salient lesson is that blacks in suburbia who aren't there because of Section 8 are often the jumping off point for ghetto blacks to show up and start recreating their circumstances in white environs. The suburban blacks generally aren't prone to calling the cops on family members who go around doing TNB.

    That is why the idea that middle class blacks "police their own" is silly.
  163. @E. Rekshun
    people seem to fear the black underclass in the US (I have no experience with it at all).

    You. sir, are a lucky man!

    I agree, except I’m a woman!

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  164. @Felix.

    OT but 90 percent of the job losses in manufacturing are due to productivity gains rather than free trade, and even if those jobs are brought back they would be done by robots anyway
     
    Gee, that must be news to the tens of millions of Asian factory workers chugging along making the stuff that contributes to the West's trillion dollar annual trade deficit with the East. Go ahead and tell them that their jobs are imaginary because as a matter of fact, there is no trade deficit, thousands of container ships don't ply the oceans shipping manufactured goods, and that the factories they think they work at don't in fact exist. Troll.

    Ever heard of Taiwanese and Korean factory jobs being shipped to China? And Taiwanese and Korean wages are like half of the US.

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  165. @Almost Missouri

    "using some form of eugenics across the board to improve the populations (both minorities and the majority)"
     
    It is too bad that the term "eugenics" has become radioactive, because that prevents a lot of potentially productive discussion. The thing is, every reproductive decision is either eugenic or dysgenic, and all political policies that affect reproduction (i.e., most of them) are either eugenic or dysgenic. But when "eugenics" are taboo, none of this can be discussed frankly and openly. Everyone is a eugenicist, wittingly or unwittingly, but no one can talk about it. It's sort of a special case of the Sapir-Whorf hypothesis where it's not that the structure of the language prevents the concept, but that the taboo of the culture forbids the concept.

    Among the bumper stickers/t-shirts I’ve never gotten around to creating is one that says

    [ ] EUGENICS | [ ] DYSGENICS

    Nature says: pick one

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  166. @Clyde

    Isn’t the entire point of HUD secretary just to give a fancy job to a non White
     
    HUD and 3-4 other cabinet level agencies exist to transfer wealth to minorities and women. Done in a myriad of ways. They also function as union hiring halls and jobs programs for minorities and women. A Federal paycheck is a good pay check.

    This is also the function of the Department of Education.

    Both could be consolidated into on Department of Dolt Wrangling Job Creation, though I’d prefer they be done away with entirely.

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  167. @Frau Katze
    Hong Kong is made up of huge apartment buildings. I image they are reasonably civilized.

    We have a great many Chinese immigrants here in Vancouver, BC. There are a few definite problems: huge amounts of Chinese money (how was it acquired? No one knows) have driven the price of housing to insane levels.

    Still, no one is particularly afraid of Chinese, the way people seem to fear the black underclass in the US (I have no experience with it at all).

    There is nothing civilized about a hive, madam.

    Arthropodal, yes.

    But “civilization” as you are using it is not worth the designation to those of us whose civility and culture rejects the Mediterranean/Near Eastern/Egyptian/Sumerian/Indus model.

    Innovation does not come easily, or often at all, in such settings or via the people it hatches out.

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  168. @Clyde
    Not going to disagree. In recent news it was said Elon Musk companies have gotten 5 billion in Federal and State tax breaks and incentives. He is a hero to the young millennial types such as a relative of mine who is 25. Plus going to Mars is very cool these days and Musk has his own effort to do this.
    A threat to impose 50% tariffs on what Carrier makes in Mexico should be enough to keep them and US jobs here. But its too early in Trump administration for this. Carrier will get tax breaks and incentives to make them want to stay here and for DJT to score immediately on keeping US jobs. Excellent propaganda for Trump as Hillary piles up her popular vote lead. (I am a DJT voter all the way!)

    I am one of those Musk fans, as well. I don’t really care about Solar City and what his cousins were up to, but his work with SpaceX is simply amazing. Not just the future potential, but the fact that he eschewed the cost-plus contracting that was plaguing the space industry and worked on fixed cost bases and with large price transparencies. People say he got a lot of pork from NASA, but it’s peanuts compared to the usual suspects and also some other players. 12 flights to the ISS for 1.6 bln, while Orbital Sciences Corp and their Cygnus craft got 1.9 bln for 9 flights, with no return cargo. NASA needs alternative suppliers, but still.

    So, no matter what he does in other areas, Musk is a saint for his work on space.

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    I like electric cars, too. Air in European cities is full of soot and NOx because of Diesel engines (and also more efficient, often turbocharged, direct injection gasoline engines), I'd be happy if internal combustion engine cars were replaced by electric ones. AGW or not, I like clean air.
  169. @Romanian
    I am one of those Musk fans, as well. I don't really care about Solar City and what his cousins were up to, but his work with SpaceX is simply amazing. Not just the future potential, but the fact that he eschewed the cost-plus contracting that was plaguing the space industry and worked on fixed cost bases and with large price transparencies. People say he got a lot of pork from NASA, but it's peanuts compared to the usual suspects and also some other players. 12 flights to the ISS for 1.6 bln, while Orbital Sciences Corp and their Cygnus craft got 1.9 bln for 9 flights, with no return cargo. NASA needs alternative suppliers, but still.

    So, no matter what he does in other areas, Musk is a saint for his work on space.

    I like electric cars, too. Air in European cities is full of soot and NOx because of Diesel engines (and also more efficient, often turbocharged, direct injection gasoline engines), I’d be happy if internal combustion engine cars were replaced by electric ones. AGW or not, I like clean air.

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  170. @utu
    Weren't Blacks once used to destroy ethnic neighborhoods and helped the flight to suburbs so more cars and tires were sold?

    The Slaughter of Cities: Urban Renewal As Ethnic Cleansing
    https://www.amazon.com/Slaughter-Cities-Renewal-Ethnic-Cleansing/dp/1587317753

    Does it mean that the new inhabitants (hispters) of gentrified cities are acceptable for the empire while the ones in suburbs are not and are slated for reengineering?

    It seems that this is the same program in search of improved human beings. In Soviet Union they tried to come up with the model of homo sovieticus but apparently it did not work out that well. But who knows, perhaps the new model of homo americanus will fare better with a little help of black brothers.

    Boobus Americanus probably cannot be improved.

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  171. Basically……… Dump HUD ! or redefine. Ah, on second thought, that’s never going to work.

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  172. @Buck Turgidson
    The decision makers and elected officials in Dubuque who took the HUD $$$ live in parts of town well removed from the city's new vibrants from Chicago.

    “The decision makers and elected officials in Dubuque who took the HUD $$$ live in parts of town well removed from the city’s new vibrants from Chicago.”

    Yet, those same decision makers and elected officials ultimately benefit from that money for their city.

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  173. @Triumph104
    Wealthy enclaves in Westchester County have been threatened by the federal government to build low-income housing. What money did these enclaves accept?

    “Wealthy enclaves in Westchester County have been threatened by the federal government to build low-income housing. What money did these enclaves accept?”

    Source?

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    Source: http://isteve.blogspot.com/2009/08/who-gets-affordable-housing.html

    I read the New York Times link from the source and it is just as you said, except on the county level. Westchester County accepted federal money and the wealthy enclaves fell under county jurisdiction.

    Thanks. I didn't realize what was going on. I thought places like Dubuque were being selected at random.

    The lawsuit, filed under the federal False Claims Act, argued that when Westchester applied for federal Community Development Block Grants for affordable housing and other projects, county officials treated part of the application as boilerplate — lying when they claimed to have complied with mandates to encourage fair housing.

    A Westchester official originally dismissed the suit as “garbage.” But the county was largely repudiated in February when Judge Denise L. Cote ruled in Federal District Court that between 2000 and 2006 it had misrepresented its efforts to desegregate overwhelmingly white communities when it applied for the federal housing funds.

    Judge Cote concluded that Westchester had made little or no effort to find out where low-income housing was being placed, or to finance homes and apartments in communities that opposed affordable housing.

    As part of Monday’s agreement, the county admitted that it has the authority to challenge zoning rules in villages and towns that in many cases implicitly discourage affordable housing by setting minimum lot sizes, discouraging higher-density developments or appropriating vacant property for other purposes. Westchester agreed to “take legal action to compel compliance if municipalities hinder or impede the county” in complying with the agreement.
    http://www.nytimes.com/2009/08/11/nyregion/11settle.html?_r=2&th=&emc=th&pagewanted=print
     
  174. @Corvinus
    "Wealthy enclaves in Westchester County have been threatened by the federal government to build low-income housing. What money did these enclaves accept?"

    Source?

    Source: http://isteve.blogspot.com/2009/08/who-gets-affordable-housing.html

    I read the New York Times link from the source and it is just as you said, except on the county level. Westchester County accepted federal money and the wealthy enclaves fell under county jurisdiction.

    Thanks. I didn’t realize what was going on. I thought places like Dubuque were being selected at random.

    The lawsuit, filed under the federal False Claims Act, argued that when Westchester applied for federal Community Development Block Grants for affordable housing and other projects, county officials treated part of the application as boilerplate — lying when they claimed to have complied with mandates to encourage fair housing.

    A Westchester official originally dismissed the suit as “garbage.” But the county was largely repudiated in February when Judge Denise L. Cote ruled in Federal District Court that between 2000 and 2006 it had misrepresented its efforts to desegregate overwhelmingly white communities when it applied for the federal housing funds.

    Judge Cote concluded that Westchester had made little or no effort to find out where low-income housing was being placed, or to finance homes and apartments in communities that opposed affordable housing.

    As part of Monday’s agreement, the county admitted that it has the authority to challenge zoning rules in villages and towns that in many cases implicitly discourage affordable housing by setting minimum lot sizes, discouraging higher-density developments or appropriating vacant property for other purposes. Westchester agreed to “take legal action to compel compliance if municipalities hinder or impede the county” in complying with the agreement.

    http://www.nytimes.com/2009/08/11/nyregion/11settle.html?_r=2&th=&emc=th&pagewanted=print

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    • Replies: @Corvinus
    The lesson is that for "white" communities, refrain from taking federal grant money and using it for other purposes and/or pretending to enforce the rules stipulated for receiving those funds, lest you get a beatdown from Uncle Sam.
  175. @The Practical Conservative
    Middle income and middle class aren't the same and this is particularly true for a sizable percentage of black women, who have preferential hiring over black men at middle income desk work. A lot of childless black women support an army of shiftless brothers, fathers and other relatives because they earn a middle income but haven't acquired the middle class ability to abandon blood relations that are too dysfunctional.

    If Trump manages to get revive the ghetto with construction jobs infrastructure plan funded and preferentially hire from the majority of black men who are non-shiftless, he could set up a virtuous cycle that sped up the current trend in which unwed black motherhood is declining and married black motherhood is increasing. (This trend is happening with all races, but we're talking about black people in this post.)

    What tangent are you on about?

    The salient lesson is that blacks in suburbia who aren’t there because of Section 8 are often the jumping off point for ghetto blacks to show up and start recreating their circumstances in white environs. The suburban blacks generally aren’t prone to calling the cops on family members who go around doing TNB.

    That is why the idea that middle class blacks “police their own” is silly.

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    This is very true. The black middle class has historically been the vanguard of neighborhood decline for over a century. It's the reason why urban racial covenants came into being in Northern cities such as Baltimore. Black middle class would move in then a few would rent out rooms to poorer relations or migrants from the South. These migrants would bring their nefarious ways such as public intoxication & brawling. Whites would leave but at some point in cities like Baltimore they had enough & demanded municipal leaders declare neighborhoods white or black. Ironically many white landlords opposed but the sentiment was such that the city was compelled to institute such a law. These laws were thrown out by SCOTUS but by the time the FHA came around the dynamic had already played out for 30 years. Redlining was a prudent response to the realities on the ground.

    Today this plays out in counties like Prince George's, MD or DeKalb, GA where public establishments attract all kinds of blacks that result in brawls & shootings. It's not unusual to have armed on-duty police officers at chain restaurants in these counties. Something you'd rarely see in similarly situated mostly white counties.
    , @The Practical Conservative
    My point is that the behavior is changing, and the demographic makeup is shifting to reflect that it's changing. My other point is that there is a distinction between class and income and it's very obvious with black (mis)behavior, but less obvious when it occurs among whites of middle income and lower-class behaviors. I live among a lot of whites who don't police their own criminal underclass relations, and it's having very similar quality of life disaster consequences too.
    , @Corvinus
    "The suburban blacks generally aren’t prone to calling the cops on family members who go around doing TNB. That is why the idea that middle class blacks “police their own” is silly."

    Correct, the middle class regardless of race or ethnicity police their own, with neighborhood watch programs. Why do you think there is less crime there?
  176. @Triumph104
    Source: http://isteve.blogspot.com/2009/08/who-gets-affordable-housing.html

    I read the New York Times link from the source and it is just as you said, except on the county level. Westchester County accepted federal money and the wealthy enclaves fell under county jurisdiction.

    Thanks. I didn't realize what was going on. I thought places like Dubuque were being selected at random.

    The lawsuit, filed under the federal False Claims Act, argued that when Westchester applied for federal Community Development Block Grants for affordable housing and other projects, county officials treated part of the application as boilerplate — lying when they claimed to have complied with mandates to encourage fair housing.

    A Westchester official originally dismissed the suit as “garbage.” But the county was largely repudiated in February when Judge Denise L. Cote ruled in Federal District Court that between 2000 and 2006 it had misrepresented its efforts to desegregate overwhelmingly white communities when it applied for the federal housing funds.

    Judge Cote concluded that Westchester had made little or no effort to find out where low-income housing was being placed, or to finance homes and apartments in communities that opposed affordable housing.

    As part of Monday’s agreement, the county admitted that it has the authority to challenge zoning rules in villages and towns that in many cases implicitly discourage affordable housing by setting minimum lot sizes, discouraging higher-density developments or appropriating vacant property for other purposes. Westchester agreed to “take legal action to compel compliance if municipalities hinder or impede the county” in complying with the agreement.
    http://www.nytimes.com/2009/08/11/nyregion/11settle.html?_r=2&th=&emc=th&pagewanted=print
     

    The lesson is that for “white” communities, refrain from taking federal grant money and using it for other purposes and/or pretending to enforce the rules stipulated for receiving those funds, lest you get a beatdown from Uncle Sam.

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  177. @Jack Hanson
    What tangent are you on about?

    The salient lesson is that blacks in suburbia who aren't there because of Section 8 are often the jumping off point for ghetto blacks to show up and start recreating their circumstances in white environs. The suburban blacks generally aren't prone to calling the cops on family members who go around doing TNB.

    That is why the idea that middle class blacks "police their own" is silly.

    This is very true. The black middle class has historically been the vanguard of neighborhood decline for over a century. It’s the reason why urban racial covenants came into being in Northern cities such as Baltimore. Black middle class would move in then a few would rent out rooms to poorer relations or migrants from the South. These migrants would bring their nefarious ways such as public intoxication & brawling. Whites would leave but at some point in cities like Baltimore they had enough & demanded municipal leaders declare neighborhoods white or black. Ironically many white landlords opposed but the sentiment was such that the city was compelled to institute such a law. These laws were thrown out by SCOTUS but by the time the FHA came around the dynamic had already played out for 30 years. Redlining was a prudent response to the realities on the ground.

    Today this plays out in counties like Prince George’s, MD or DeKalb, GA where public establishments attract all kinds of blacks that result in brawls & shootings. It’s not unusual to have armed on-duty police officers at chain restaurants in these counties. Something you’d rarely see in similarly situated mostly white counties.

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    They weren't middle class, the ones moving in though. They routinely couldn't afford the places they were "first black family" to buy. If both of you working can barely make the payments and you have eight kids when the white families have four and 50% more income, you aren't really middle class.
    , @Corvinus
    "Today this plays out in counties like Prince George’s, MD or DeKalb, GA where public establishments attract all kinds of blacks that result in brawls & shootings."

    What documentation is there regarding the frequency of these rampages?

    "The black middle class has historically been the vanguard of neighborhood decline for over a century."

    So, what is the data on this phenomenon?
  178. @Jack Hanson
    No, because middle class blacks enable lower class blacks to thug wild in suburbia.

    If they are already in their own suburbs, they will sort it out, free of the Damocles Sword of “Racism!” hanging over their heads.

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  179. I’ve linked to this before in Mr. Sailer’s comments section, but it’s worth linking to again, IMO: American Murder Mystery. It’s an article from The Atlantic about how Section 8 beneficiaries bring their crime and dysfunction with them — to the utter amazement of the sociologists looking into it all and who, may God help them, noticed a pattern…

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  180. @Corvinus
    "You see, places like Dubuque, Iowa have Magic Dirt, while the Near North Side of Chicago had Tragic Dirt, until receiving a dirtectomy about the same time the Democratic machine in Chicago tore down the Cabrini-Green housing project."

    Recycled hash. Must be a Friday news dump, Steve. Dubuque had previously accepted HUD funding through the Housing Choice Voucher (Section 8) program. Thus, the city was formally obligated to "affirmatively further fair housing” in whatever way HUD defined that obligation.
    So Dubuque willingly chose to take federal government funding for this particular program. Therefore, this city, fair or unfair, right or wrong, put itself in a position to abide by those rules.
    The lesson is...do not accept federal funding lest one be subject to its regulations.

    So Dubuque willingly chose to take federal government funding for this particular program. Therefore, this city, fair or unfair, right or wrong, put itself in a position to abide by those rules.

    Corvinus, I don’t think folks are saying it’s “technically illegal” or something, they are saying essentially “it’s nasty, anti-white crap”.

    Seeing as productive white folks are the ones who actually *pay* for 95% of the bloated super-state, most of us think that poor white folks–like Dubuque’s traditional losers–are entitled to get a share of the available housing welfare program–i.e. Section 8–without a bunch of white hostile jam-loser-criminals-from-Chicago-down-their-throats race engineering.

    This is a separate question from “should be have Section 8″. Personally i believe “work organizes life”, so i’d abolish Section 8 and housing assistance (and food assistance) generally and my main welfare program–US citizens only–would be some sort of make-work minimum wage employment program. (We’ll make sure you can get a “job” even if it’s picking up trash on the highway. But then you would have to show up and work like everyone else; buy food and shelter life everyone else, deal with life’s challenges like everyone else.) Anyone truly *unable* to do that should be in some sort of institutional\supervised care. Anyone *unwilling* to do that can be on the street or throw themselves on the Christian charities. No one gets to be an indolent bum on the taxpayer’s dime.

    But these larger questions of “should this program exist” are independent of the immediate, “Do white communities get to make use of the feds welfare program for their white poor without a bunch of anti-white harassment by federal busy-bodies?” The answer in any decent society is “Yes”.

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  181. @Triumph104
    On Google Images, there are certain names that result in a high percentage of mug shots. "Malik Jones" is one of them.

    The name isn't odd. Many blacks are named Jones and although parts of the Arab world didn't end slavery until the 1960s and a few parts still engage in the practice to this very day, non-Muslim blacks Americans gravitate towards Arabic names.

    Names that are popular in Russia, like Dmitri and Anton, are also popular with black Americans.. I know of a Makael who was named after Mikhail Gorbachev.

    Thank you, interesting. Obviously Jones isn’t odd but I’ve never met a Malik.

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  182. @Jack Hanson
    What tangent are you on about?

    The salient lesson is that blacks in suburbia who aren't there because of Section 8 are often the jumping off point for ghetto blacks to show up and start recreating their circumstances in white environs. The suburban blacks generally aren't prone to calling the cops on family members who go around doing TNB.

    That is why the idea that middle class blacks "police their own" is silly.

    My point is that the behavior is changing, and the demographic makeup is shifting to reflect that it’s changing. My other point is that there is a distinction between class and income and it’s very obvious with black (mis)behavior, but less obvious when it occurs among whites of middle income and lower-class behaviors. I live among a lot of whites who don’t police their own criminal underclass relations, and it’s having very similar quality of life disaster consequences too.

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  183. @Ed
    This is very true. The black middle class has historically been the vanguard of neighborhood decline for over a century. It's the reason why urban racial covenants came into being in Northern cities such as Baltimore. Black middle class would move in then a few would rent out rooms to poorer relations or migrants from the South. These migrants would bring their nefarious ways such as public intoxication & brawling. Whites would leave but at some point in cities like Baltimore they had enough & demanded municipal leaders declare neighborhoods white or black. Ironically many white landlords opposed but the sentiment was such that the city was compelled to institute such a law. These laws were thrown out by SCOTUS but by the time the FHA came around the dynamic had already played out for 30 years. Redlining was a prudent response to the realities on the ground.

    Today this plays out in counties like Prince George's, MD or DeKalb, GA where public establishments attract all kinds of blacks that result in brawls & shootings. It's not unusual to have armed on-duty police officers at chain restaurants in these counties. Something you'd rarely see in similarly situated mostly white counties.

    They weren’t middle class, the ones moving in though. They routinely couldn’t afford the places they were “first black family” to buy. If both of you working can barely make the payments and you have eight kids when the white families have four and 50% more income, you aren’t really middle class.

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  184. @Shine a Light
    Since it is pretty much impossible to define Alt-Right how can we know if anyone, including Trump, really is Alt-Right?

    As for Haley at the UN, this serves several purposes for Trump besides the obvious fact that he gets to tick two diversity boxes with one pick. First early Trump supporter Henry McMaster ascends to the South Carolina governor's mansion. Second the GOPe has to lower themselves into Trump's nationalist pit and are forced to spout anti-UN rhetoric on demand. He doesn't want to leave too much of the GOPe free to virtue signal against him and possible challenge him in 2020.

    As for HUD, we should have some respect for Dr. Carson who was also an early supporter of Trump's. I mean how qualified is Julian Castro, the current HUD Secretary? At least Dr. Carson is a brain surgeon.

    As for Trump's urban agenda -- first and foremost he wants more black votes in 2020 -- over 20% perhaps? It is Dr. Carson's job to get those votes. On a secondary level I would imagine Trump wants to troll the urban white bourgeoisie. His plan should be to force integration as much as possible between blacks and goodwhites. And then when the goodwhites bitch about it the right propaganda channels should be broadcasting this "racism" as far and wide as possible. Every goodwhite urban enclave should be inundated with Section 8 housing and every hipster wonderland Mandarin immersion class should be integrated with at least 20% poor blacks.

    Trump should not try to ‘check boxes’ with his cabinet or any of his appointments. Every one of his appointees could be a transgendered illegal third world immigrant, and the NYT WaPo and the entire leftist communist globalist bush/clinton open borders establishment *might* give him a 1/2 point. Because he would do those things only b/c he is a super duper racist misogynist chauvanist sexist who is trying to curry favor, but he clearly would be overcompensating and just confirm that he is a horrible Hitlerist. Please let’s not go all stupid Scandinavian and appoint women to head defense departments. Trump was elected b/c a lot of people trust that he is going to elevate intelligence above PC.

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  185. @Ed
    This is very true. The black middle class has historically been the vanguard of neighborhood decline for over a century. It's the reason why urban racial covenants came into being in Northern cities such as Baltimore. Black middle class would move in then a few would rent out rooms to poorer relations or migrants from the South. These migrants would bring their nefarious ways such as public intoxication & brawling. Whites would leave but at some point in cities like Baltimore they had enough & demanded municipal leaders declare neighborhoods white or black. Ironically many white landlords opposed but the sentiment was such that the city was compelled to institute such a law. These laws were thrown out by SCOTUS but by the time the FHA came around the dynamic had already played out for 30 years. Redlining was a prudent response to the realities on the ground.

    Today this plays out in counties like Prince George's, MD or DeKalb, GA where public establishments attract all kinds of blacks that result in brawls & shootings. It's not unusual to have armed on-duty police officers at chain restaurants in these counties. Something you'd rarely see in similarly situated mostly white counties.

    “Today this plays out in counties like Prince George’s, MD or DeKalb, GA where public establishments attract all kinds of blacks that result in brawls & shootings.”

    What documentation is there regarding the frequency of these rampages?

    “The black middle class has historically been the vanguard of neighborhood decline for over a century.”

    So, what is the data on this phenomenon?

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  186. @Jack Hanson
    What tangent are you on about?

    The salient lesson is that blacks in suburbia who aren't there because of Section 8 are often the jumping off point for ghetto blacks to show up and start recreating their circumstances in white environs. The suburban blacks generally aren't prone to calling the cops on family members who go around doing TNB.

    That is why the idea that middle class blacks "police their own" is silly.

    “The suburban blacks generally aren’t prone to calling the cops on family members who go around doing TNB. That is why the idea that middle class blacks “police their own” is silly.”

    Correct, the middle class regardless of race or ethnicity police their own, with neighborhood watch programs. Why do you think there is less crime there?

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  187. Like many folks who are conservative\logical\sane\non-suicidal, i’m continually annoyed at the weak-noodle response of “conservative” politicians in challenging the destructive nonsense spewing from our left, especially in ways that make a point or rip off the emperor’s clothes or gain some converts.

    Section 8 seems like the perfect setup to unmask–and hopefully destroy–some of the virtue signalling of the goodwhites.

    Just killing the program would be virtuous, but that just unleashes the flood of “hates the poor”, “hates blacks” b.s.

    However, renewing Section 8 but making it subject to local voters could cleverly work to the benefit of sanity. Renew with the stipulation that before Section 8 funds could be used in a community (city, town, county), a majority “yes” vote would be required in the community. However, any precinct voting “no” would be legally off limits to Section 8 housing. The direct positive here would be for badwhite working\middle class communities to protect themselves from goodwhite ritual sacrifice, while also explicitly having badwhites vote to protect themselves and increasing their esprit de corps. But it also has the virtue of forcing goodwhites to confront their hypocrisy and vote against Section 8 or admit to themselves they don’t really want the section8ers around either–confronting their “implicit racism”. Delicious. If they choose to virtue signal, then they’ll get an “educational” taste of section 8 themselves, which also moves the ball forward.

    The right needs to do everything it can do to make *goodwhites* rather than everyone else bear the cost of their race\Western-Civ traitorhood. Jam it down their throats make them pay or wake the hell up.

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  188. @Reg Cæsar
    When was the last time Dubuque's county went Republican in a presidential election? Reagan? Nixon? Eisenhower? Coolidge?

    But Donald got it.

    Ike in ’56.

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  189. This article starts with the premise that Gentrification is a bad thing. If the author has been following the latest research, it shows that owners in gentrifying neighborhoods tend to stay put and enjoy the huge increase in retail options, safer streets, and an improved style of life. The untethered renters are constantly moving and have fewer ties to the local neighborhood.

    As for whether Ben Carson will slow down Gentrification…. what a laugh. That idiot savant doesn’t have a clue about anything beyond surgery. He will be a laughable disaster if nominated to be in charge of one of the Fed’s biggest departments. The man is a complete fool and typical of the morons Trump is putting up for various jobs. What Carson’s policies would be? You gotta wonder how the guy gets dressed and gets to work. He don’t have no policies!

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