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From the Boston Globe:

In an about-face, hospital will disperse portraits of past white male luminaries, put the focus on diversity

Portraits in the Louis Bornstein Family Amphitheater will be dispersed to help foster a more diverse environment.

By Liz Kowalczyk GLOBE STAFF JUNE 14, 2018

The employees and students who regularly gather in the Bornstein Amphitheater at Brigham and Women’s Hospital include women, blacks, and Hispanics. The 31 gold-framed portraits of medical luminaries that cover the walls do not.

The portraits are all of men. Thirty are white, and one is Chinese.

On Thursday, the Harvard Medical School teaching hospital plans to remove the paintings of the former department chairs, as part of its broader diversity initiatives.

Many of the paintings have spent decades in the prestigious spot. They hang in a room that hosts a growing array of cultural events, including the hospital’s Martin Luther King Jr. Day celebration. Now they’ll be dispersed to department conference rooms and lobbies throughout the hospital.

The dominant aspect of the spirit of the age is childishness. These are the kind of gestures that spoiled children would come up with.

… The national activist group White Coats for Black Lives recently published a racial justice report card that criticized 10 top medical schools, including Harvard’s, for policies it says promote racial bias. Among the policies the group flagged are the dearth of plaques

As the New York mayor in Bonfire of the Vanities observed in 1987, Plaques for Blacks was a major policy of the day. But 31 years later, we’ve progressed to the point where Plaques for Blacks is to be applied retroactively.

Very grown-up …

At Harvard that includes a prominent sculpture of Oliver Wendell Holmes Sr., a former dean who led the charge to expel three black students in 1851 when white students protested their admission.

Oliver Wendell Holmes Sr. came up with the idea that doctors should wash their hands, which used to be considered an important contribution to health. But in 2018 his memory is unclean.

 
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  1. Oliver Wendell Holmes Sr. came up with the idea that doctors should wash their hands, which used to be considered an important contribution to health

    That doesn’t matter in the light of his heresy. BURN THE WITCH!

    What matters is that the feelings of the new hospital boss, Betsy Nabel, got hurt by seeing portraits of white and Chinese men, so they have to go.

  2. syonredux says:

    At Harvard that includes a prominent sculpture of Oliver Wendell Holmes Sr., a former dean who led the charge to expel three black students in 1851 when white students protested their admission.

    Which, of course, is vastly more important than helping to establish the manner in which Puerperal fever is spread (thereby saving the lives of countless pregnant women), coining the term “anaesthesia,” and writing good poems and excellent essays……

    • Replies: @AndrewR
    , @Pat Boyle
    , @pyrrhus
  3. AndrewR says:

    OT: Dave Chappelle endorses Ben “How do you do, fellow black people?” Jealous in his candidacy for Maryland governor. Jealous doesn’t neglect to refer to the Baltimore “uprisings” of 2015.

  4. The Buffalo News yearly publishes a list of Black Achievers. The list, without fail, includes a hairdresser or two and a handful of Black community activist or reverends. Harvard sets the bar to high. Look to the grounds keepers, janitorial staff and kitchen staff for your award winners.

    • Replies: @International Jew
  5. trelane says:

    Why the delay and hesitation. Let’s just get on with it and lead whites to the death camps for extermination.

  6. BenKenobi says:

    They can have this gay Earth. They broke it, they bought it.

    I’m gonna be a Space Marine.

    Where should the first orbital combat drop in human history occur, boy-o’s?

    https://www.wsj.com/articles/trump-calls-for-space-force-in-major-military-revamp-1529351726

    • Replies: @El Dato
  7. Achilles says:

    31 gold-framed portraits

    What, they think money grows on trees?

    Simple solution: Re-use the portraits by painting over some in blackface and others with long hair and a dress.

    Diversity solved.

  8. Clyde says:

    More from the wacky woman behind this policy:

    The hospital’s president, Dr. Betsy Nabel, said she had considered ending the tradition of hanging pictures of retired chairs in the auditorium for several years, especially as more women and minorities train as doctors at the hospital. Of 1,631 residents and fellows training at the Brigham, 45 percent are women and 9 percent are black or Hispanic. Asians make up 28 percent of trainees; they are not considered an underrepresented minority in medicine.

    “I have watched the faces of individuals as they have come into Bornstein,’’ Nabel said in an interview in her office last week. “I have watched them look at the walls. I read on their faces ‘Interesting. but I am not represented here.’ That got me thinking maybe it’s time that we think about respecting our past in a different way.’’

    Wouldn’t it have been a more powerful statement to get maintenance to turn the male portraits so they faced the wall?

    • Replies: @James Forrestal
  9. Thank you Steve for making a post about this. Dr. Betsy (((Nabel))), who initiated this decision, needs to be fired from the presidency of Brigham and Women’s.

  10. Arclight says:

    What a pathetic society we are becoming – achievement means nothing, proper appearances to make a few people feel included trumps all.

    • Agree: bomag
    • Replies: @JA
    , @Olorin
    , @Anonymous
  11. Lot says:

    Holmes Jr:

    “We have seen more than once that the public welfare may call upon the best citizens for their lives. It would be strange if it could not call upon those who already sap the strength of the State for these lesser sacrifices, often not felt to be such by those concerned, in order to prevent our being swamped with incompetence. It is better for all the world if, instead of waiting to execute degenerate offspring for crime or to let them starve for their imbecility, society can prevent those who are manifestly unfit from continuing their kind. The principle that sustains compulsory vaccination is broad enough to cover cutting the Fallopian tubes. Three generations of imbeciles are enough.”

    Oh you were talking about OW Holmes Sr. OK:

    “‘I once inhaled a pretty full dose of ether, with the determination to put on record, at the earliest moment of regaining consciousness, the thought I should find uppermost in my mind. The mighty music of the triumphal march into nothingness reverberated through my brain, and filled me with a sense of infinite possibilities, which made me an archangel for a moment. The veil of eternity was lifted. The one great truth which underlies all human experience and is the key to all the mysteries that philosophy has sought in vain to solve, flashed upon me in a sudden revelation. Henceforth all was clear: a few words had lifted my intelligence to the level of the knowledge of a cherubim. As my natural condition returned, I remembered my resolution; and, staggering to my desk, I wrote, in ill-shaped, straggling characters, the all-embracing truth still glimmering in my consciousness. The words were these (children may smile; the wise ponder): ‘A strong smell of turpentine prevails throughout’ “

  12. Er, the dominant spirit of the age is doing whatever you can to help your defense counsel in a lawsuit. 30-1, its almost like they had a quota.

  13. Anon[425] • Disclaimer says:

    A less childish age:

    https://www.wnyc.org/story/john-simon/

    https://www.wnyc.org/story/john-simon-1968/

    Funny that Patricia Marx talks like Pauline Kael. I guess it was a way of talking for educated women back then. Kael was a vulgarian in many ways but always well-spoken.

    http://wamc.org/post/fearing-her-minds-decline-patricia-marx-scrambles-get-less-stupid

    https://www.npr.org/2015/07/11/420820768/fearing-her-minds-decline-patricia-marx-scrambles-to-get-less-stupid

  14. Modern-day Americans are immature, childish people. They obsess over sportsball, their social media accounts, and celebrity gossip. They refuse to read newspapers, study books, learn history, or have discussions about public policy. Not surprisingly, they are profoundly ignorant about what happens in their country or overseas.

    So if you assemble a bunch of low-information, frivolity-obsessed buffoons, would you expect them to have mature discussions on issues of importance? Or would you expect them to argue eratically and emotionally?

    Does the average American know anything about the accomplishments of their ancestors? Does the average American know how our government and society came about?

    Of course not.

    So when Americans see a bunch of dead White males with their pictures on the wall, they have no clue why those White males are there. They assume there must be some vague unfairness that has resulted in scarcity of women and minorities. What other reason could explain the lack of diversity?

    When you go through life ignorant, you tend to speak stupidly. You also tend to be highly susceptible to propaganda.

  15. Whiskey says: • Website

    The old White supremacists, bigots, and racists all predicted this would happen: Bull Connor, George Wallace, etc. all seemed to accurately forecast events.

    You could argue that either a race of men puts the boot into other men and keeps its women thereby in line, or it gets the boot put in by other men who coincidentally or not grab the losers women. There are no other alternatives. The big push for Open Borders has begun, think of the children. The children! As Barbara Bush put it, the little brown ones.

    Neither the United States, nor Europe, has the will or the manpower to keep out a vast mass of non-White migrants demanding free stuff on the backs of the White Male taxpayer. Do the math — the only thing that pencils out in the long term past ten years is forced White labor to create wealth to pay for free stuff — health care, food, education for kids, etc. that the vast immigrant force will demand and get by sheer force of numbers.

    Given the extreme atomizing effects of modernity and in particular the toxic nature of most White women today as the avowed enemy of the average White man (just in — Actress Brie Larson wants you to know she does not *REALLY* hate White men, not really — what can you expect from a woman named after a cheese) there is no prospect or hope for collective action. The only thing left for White men is extreme individualism taken to extremes — simply not giving a damn about anyone or anything other than themselves and immediate family, and acting like a Chinese peasant in most of that nation’s history. Hide wealth, hoard wealth, view the state as an enemy and pursue extreme familial clannishness.

    As most White men are broken to serfdom that is likely the only way to survive.

  16. Hockamaw says:

    It’s so sad all this. It’s a disgrace.

  17. @Buffalo Joe

    Reminds me of a book someone gave my son: Great Jewish Baseball Players. It starts with Hank Greenberg and Sandy Koufax, but it’s still in the top ten and we’re already down to outstanding minor leaguers.

    The difference is that we don’t try to rearrange the portraits at the Hall of Fame in Cooperstown.

  18. The 31 gold-framed portraits of medical luminaries…are all of men. Thirty are white, and one is Chinese.

    Then by Harvard’s policy, there’s room for about four more Chinese on that wall.

    • Replies: @Twinkie
  19. @Jenner Ickham Errican

    P.S., Steve, ‘umble request: Will you link to your post on Twitter? This story should get maximum exposure, and who knows—maybe put pressure on the Brigham’s public affairs office. I would love to see an institutional reversal on this one.

    • Replies: @Brutusale
    , @Steve Sailer
  20. @JohnnyWalker123

    *26% of Americans can name all 3 branches of our federal govt.
    *33% don’t know ANY branches of our federal govt.

    https://www.annenbergpublicpolicycenter.org/americans-are-poorly-informed-about-basic-constitutional-provisions/

    *42% of Americans believe “Weapons of Mass Destruction” were found in Iraq.

    http://thehill.com/blogs/blog-briefing-room/228733-poll-4-in-10-think-us-found-wmds-in-iraq

    *Only 26% of Americans know WMDs were NOT found in Iraq. http://publicmind.fdu.edu/2015/false/

    *73% of Americans can’t say why we fought the Cold War.

    http://www.newsweek.com/how-ignorant-are-americans-66053

    *42% of Americans don’t know who the Taliban is.

    http://www.newsweek.com/how-ignorant-are-americans-66053

    *41% of Americans couldn’t name the GOP Vice Presidential candidate. 46% of Americans couldn’t name the Democratic Vice President candidate.

    http://thehill.com/blogs/ballot-box/presidential-races/americans-cant-name-vice-president-vp-nominee-mike-pence-tim-kaine

    *70% of Americans don’t know who is Janet Yellen (Fed Reserve Chair). http://www.ronpaulforums.com/showthread.php?470525-70-of-Americans-don-t-know-who-Janet-Yellen-is

    The public is horrendously stupid. I suppose you could add that “NAMs” are dumber than White, but this isn’t always true. Whites were actually more likely than “NAMs” to believe WMDs were found in Iraq. The point is that Americans, regardless of race or political affiliation, are clownish buffoons.

  21. JA says:
    @Arclight

    Disagree.

    We are a society in which achievement means a lot.

    But those who achieve also despair over the fact that other groups most obviously do not or cannot achieve, so a system of contrived awards is created to paper over the problem.

  22. newrouter says:
    @JohnnyWalker123

    “*26% of Americans can name all 3 branches of our federal govt.
    *33% don’t know ANY branches of our federal govt.”

    Is the FBI under the control of the current POTUS? Is the Judge in Hawaii the POTUS on immigration? Does the SCOTUS tell the congress what is a tax and what is a penalty? Did the Senate give up its treaty obligations to Obama with the Iran deal? I don’t blame people confused about a post constitutional “republic” and how that “government” functions.

    • Replies: @Eagle Eye
  23. Lot says:

    Good news on immigration:

    https://www.politico.com/story/2018/06/18/trump-aides-plan-fresh-immigration-crackdowns-before-midterms-652246

    Student visa abuse is a serious issue. There are tons of these scam no-show colleges that pop up, enroll 100% foreign student body, collect the cash, then get shut down after 3 years, only to restart with the same people and a new name.

    The limiting factor is no work visas are given, and penniless third worlders can’t pay the $5000 or so annual tuition.

    Not as extremely abusive as this, but many random colleges, some public, also will hire special consultants to set up these visa-harvesting mills within their schools.

    • Replies: @Ed
  24. donut says:

    I just want to throw this out there : Tanya 2020 !

  25. Anonymous[427] • Disclaimer says:
    @Lot

    When I was in high school, we all smoked pot , took any kind of upper or downer we could glom onto and dropped acid, but huffing ether was sufficiently declassee’ that its use was strictly attributed to our downscale rival high school’s student body.

    • Replies: @Jim Don Bob
    , @Lot
  26. @JohnnyWalker123

    Given the tremendous lack of influence average Americans have over the political process, not wasting time worrying about it is the rational choice, don’t you think? They show contempt to the Deplorables, and the Deplorables drive them crazy by refusing allocate any brain space to a rigged game.

    Remember the last lines of 1984. What Big Brother wants, more than anything, is to be loved. He cannot abide being ignored.

    https://www.bbc.com/news/blogs-echochambers-27074746

  27. @Jenner Ickham Errican

    Thank you Steve for making a post about this. Dr. Betsy (((Nabel))), who initiated this decision, needs to be fired from the presidency of Brigham and Women’s.

    I don’t agree. Harvard belongs to them now. They can have it.

    Rather than try to impose the correct behavior on Harvard, point to this as a reason for people to stop venerating muh Ivy League.

    • Agree: byrresheim
  28. This is fascinating. The West (which is not black/Asian/Jewish/Muslim) and the institutions it built are being dismantled by the non-Westerners. And not a peep from Westerners.

    The RCC has introduced affirmative action for new saints. It has made it easier for people to become saints. They are fast tracking black Americans for sainthood. https://www.thedailybeast.com/will-america-finally-get-its-first-black-saints

    Cucks will be ululating in streets when this happens. It’s a good thing the RCC is shutting down in the USA. We are also seeing our universities shut down. This is the most interesting time in history. Normally, institutions, buildings, countries are destroyed by warfare, disease. Today, Western cucks are just walking away from everything or lowering standards – another form of destruction.

    Fascinating.

    • Replies: @RadicalCenter
    , @Anonymous
  29. Barnard says:

    I know why, but what does a hospital in Boston talk about during their Martin Luther King celebration? What difference did he make to the medical field?

    • Replies: @Amanuensis
    , @MBlanc46
  30. Curious.

    Any calls yet to rename the Louis Bornstein Family Amphitheater to honor instead some person of color?

    #Iconoclasm2018 will continue…

    …until then the most important “color” for naming rights will remain “green.”

  31. Dr. X says:
    @27 year old

    I don’t agree. Harvard belongs to them now. They can have it.

    But in the West, universities are repositories of culture and learning and they are supposed to transmit previously-acquired knowledge for future generations to build on, in a kind of dialectical fashion.

    To surrender the university and to say “they can have it” ultimately means surrendering the whole of Western culture and the whole of Western knowledge several generations hence.

    I can’t shrug that off so cavalierly.

    • Replies: @Anon
  32. Olorin says:
    @Arclight

    >to make a few people feel included

    Actually not.

    What “trumps all” in cases like this is the sheer exercise of power by people like Betsy (((Nabel))) to erase or retcon actual lived history and accomplishments in favor of her own set’s foundational myths. A similar act is likely underway down in WA’s state capital:

    Kaiser Permanente’s medical center in Olympia (formerly Group Health Cooperative) has for its entire history decorated the walls with local artists and with photos of the founding people of the Olympia area/SW interior. It’s a little historical museum, quite delightful. Railroads and lumberjacks, main street merchants and early patrons of the arts, and, among my favorites, photos of people enjoying Mt. Rainier and other wilderness areas in the 19-teens through ’30s. Slim, robust, bright faced men and women skiing, hiking, rowing/canoeing.

    When the mysterious and secretive SF Bay Area private foundation entity of KP took over GHC, I laid bets with the posse on how long it would take before all those pioneering, productive, civilization-building white people were taken down and replaced with Diversitastic Consumer portraits such as festoon KP’s Web site and all the screens in the care areas, plus all the corporate materials and posters.

    https://healthy.kaiserpermanente.org/

    Posse member told me that a few weeks back he received notice from KP that their clinic was going to be undergoing an “updating” on the “dated” interiors. “I’m guessing they aren’t referring to the carpet color.”

    Some bets you hate to win.

  33. The Holmes sculpture at Harvard needs to be changed from Oliver Wendell Sr. to Elizabeth.

  34. Olorin says:

    These are the kind of gestures that spoiled children would come up with.

    In my view, host, this isn’t childishness. Children may be petty but they don’t reach the levels of rococo anarchotyranny of our current global overlords/billionaire class and their access class minions.

    This is out-and-out culture war, retconning, and memory holing to push the foundational myth of those in power. This is history written by those who assert themselves as winners, mainly because they erase any records of others who did concrete things to improve life for many, rather than assert superiority while actually pushing people in the direction of destruction/degeneracy.

    Something didn’t happen this year that I expected and actually went out of my way to check on with a drive by the Kaiser Permanente Olympia when having to go down to the state capital not long ago.

    Last year I was told, and saw for myself, that, within months or so of KP taking over that medical center, it turned into June, and the entire front entry facade was festooned with the biggest “pride” flag I’ve ever seen. For the entire month, I’m told.

    This seemed a peculiar bit of signalling given the fact that Rainbowtrons are responsible for the explosion in new STD and HIV infections. These will cost society untold billions of dollars. I’m extrapolating that from nearly 15-year-old information from the Guttmacher Institute regarding STD rate explosion among 15- to 24-year-olds, measured in 2000 (when rainbow was hardly a thing yet but kids were already steered in the direction of promiscuous hookups).

    https://www.guttmacher.org/journals/psrh/2004/estimated-direct-medical-cost-sexually-transmitted-diseases-among-american

    So what can be said about a “health” “care” organization that normalizes and celebrates lifestyles that directly encourage epidemics (plus other things like suicide and partner abuse, but let’s not go there at the moment) that directly punish their most responsible and healthy members/subscribers?

    I armed the posse with various citations/stats and understand at least some contacts were made. No idea whether this factored into the non-appearance of the flag this year. Haven’t yet had a chance to ask around; thought I’d wait till July.

    However there remains in the waiting rooms I’m told little pamphlets that assure 13 to 17 year old children that they are entitled to addiction, contraception, STD, and sex change treatment on their parents’ dime, without having to inform their parents of what’s going on, because HIPAA. Parent’s job, apparently, is to pony up their largely tax subsidized “health insurance” dollars (Olympia is a state capital near a giant military base; many KP subscribers in the area are municipal, state, federal, or military workers) and let KP be their children’s advisers, confidants, and in some cases mutilators.

    Some of you might enjoy this piece:

    http://www.sdjewishworld.com/2015/09/10/i-8-jewish-travel-the-doctor-who-pioneered-hmos/

    The dark side of Biology’s Century is that your embodied existence is the new real estate realm.

  35. Portraits in the Louis Bornstein Family Amphitheater

    Funny, I always remembered it being the Louis Bornstain Family Amphitheater.

  36. @JohnnyWalker123

    In fairness I don’t think many Soviet citizens could name the various branches of their government or the different representatives. When the whole thing is a farce, there really isn’t a point.

  37. There’s a reason that people don’t understand intelligence. The textbooks have too many errors in them.

    A new paper looks at popular textbooks in Intro to Psychology, and has determined that “79.3% contained inaccurate statements, and almost all of them promoted non-mainstream theories over empirically supported theories of intelligence.”

    The paper is available here:

    http://psycnet.apa.org/fulltext/2018-07714-001.pdf

  38. bartok says:
    @International Jew

    Reminds me of a book someone gave my son: Great Jewish Baseball Players.

    I believe you stole that joke from AIRPLANE!

    • Replies: @International Jew
  39. The dominant aspect of the spirit of the age is childishness. These are the kind of gestures that spoiled children would come up with.

    I have to disagree. Childishness is forgivable (especially if we were dealing with children). To simply write off our current circumstances as childishness is to willfully ignore that we live in an age of outright hostility to the Divine and the embrace of positive ignorance.

    The latest cultural milestone of Our Age:

    Apeshit

    performed by Beyonce and Jay-Z in the Louvre.

    http://www.vulture.com/2018/06/beyonce-jay-z-apeshit-why-the-louvre-agreed.html

    Elsewhere in the Once City of Lights…

  40. Anon[777] • Disclaimer says:

    When two dozen portraits are hung so close together in one room, such as in the Brigham’s amphitheater, “it reinforces that white men are in charge,’’ he said.

    Well, they are. When blacks and women are in charge, add their protraits.

    “It is OK with me,’’ said Dr. Michael Zinner, who was surgery chief from 1994 to 2016. His portrait was hung in Bornstein just last month, during a ceremony with 150 relatives and friends. The artist worked from hundreds of digital photographs of Zinner, completing the portrait in about a year.

    It’s just sad. What else is the guy going to say.

  41. Twinkie says:
    @International Jew

    Then by Harvard’s policy, there’s room for about four more Chinese on that wall.

    I have a family member who did a highly selective specialist residency at Brigham and Women’s. She told me that the administration there tries very hard to find qualified black residents to no avail. It’s apparently “tricky” to have unqualified residents, because they can kill patients quickly unlike in medical school (cadavers can’t be killed again, from what I gather, though some black med students do mutilate them despite their best efforts).

    So the way it works is like this – there is a diminishing amount of affirmative action for blacks with each step from undergrad pre-med to medical school to residency to top flight practices. Unlike Corporate America or law practices, you can’t just shuffle blacks who passed through on AA to work on “minority outreach” or some such nonsense in a clinical setting. First of all, they have to pass the Board (extremely high failure rate for blacks) and re-certify every so many years, and then they have to not screw up clinically while practicing. That’s a very high bar to clear for AA types in highly selective – usually cognitively demanding – specialties.

  42. Mr. Anon says:

    OT – Mountain View California school to be named after illegal alien journalist Jose Antonio Vargas:

    https://www.cnn.com/2018/06/18/us/jose-antonio-vargas-school/index.html

    Maybe ICE could show up at the ribbon cutting ceremony and deport him.

  43. Dave Pinsen says: • Website
    @Twinkie

    • Replies: @Medvedev
    , @YetAnotherAnon
  44. @27 year old

    I don’t agree. Harvard belongs to them now. They can have it.

    We’re not merely talking about undergrad Harvard College bullshit (which is bad enough). Brigham and Women’s is a well-established hospital that serves the public in what is arguably the historic heart of Anglo-American civilization. This kind of crap being pulled by luck-pushing parvenus is a synecdoche of what has been happening to America in general.

    Blackpill surrender is weak—Trump would never have been elected President if otherwise patriotic Americans gave up and sighed:

    “The country belongs to them now. They can have it.”

    • Replies: @27 year old
    , @Anonymous
  45. Anon[238] • Disclaimer says:

    An underlying assumption of a lot of the protests and actions taken on behalf of blacks is that they are so fragile that tiny stimuli completely destroy their ability to function. Visually seeing a wall-full of portraits will stress them out so much that they will not be able to perform in their medical classes or whatever. Delay the test! Cancel the test! Oh, the emotional labor!

    I guess we reach the question of, if blacks are so fragile, so weak against everyday adversity, then doesn’t that devalue their worth in itself? Are they damaged goods? If you hire blacks and whites, will the blacks fold under the slightest stress of the workplace? It seems like you need a certain amount of robustness and resililancy to survive in the world. You cannot expect every situation that you will find yourself in to be ideal.

  46. Veracitor says:

    Two former department chairs contacted by the Globe were gracious about their portraits being moved.

    “It is OK with me,’’ said Dr. Michael Zinner, who was surgery chief from 1994 to 2016, “I remeber what happend to James Watson a few years ago. I would much rather have my portrait removed than my pension.” His portrait was hung in Bornstein just last month, during a ceremony with 150 relatives and friends. The artist worked from hundreds of digital photographs of Zinner, completing the portrait in about a year.

    Dr. Michael Gimbrone, pathology chair from 2001 to 2012, said the hospital work environment should be welcoming and quoted Bob Dylan: “The times they are a-changin’.’’ After a brief pause he offered another quotation, a short poem by Martin Niemöller: “First they came for the Socialists, and I did not speak out— Because I was not a Socialist. Then they came for the Trade Unionists, and I did not speak out— Because I was not a Trade Unionist. Then they came for the Jews, and I did not speak out— Because I was not a Jew. Then they came for me—and there was no one left to speak for me.”

    • Replies: @Lot
    , @International Jew
  47. Altai says:

    What I find interesting is the degree that the internet and Twitter in particular has led to cross-pollination of black activism across the Anglosphere including South Africa.

    The big student protests in South Africa were fuelled by issues and circumstances that existed long before the weird flip out that happened in the US (Most famously exemplified by the girl in Yale screaming at her professor over his wife’s mild pushback on hectoring SJWism over student halloween costumes.) but it seemed like it was the immediate spark and inspiration. They immediately took to using the new terminology ‘black bodies’ and the famous instigator of the Rhodes Must Fall protests got attacked by a cabal of trans students for the crime of not being a woman or trans man. (I’m not making that up, that was basically their problem.)

    In turn the Rhodes Must Fall movement, which also attacked other statues, names and paintings of whites as colonialism, inspired the statue toppling craze that initially started with demands by a South African Rhodes Scholar at Oxford to remove the statue of Rhodes there. (Later reaching a crescendo as Afua Hirsch wrote an editorial in the Guardian to ‘decolonise’ England from statues of Nelson… it’s almost like since most of the Anglosphere is the result of relatively recent settler-colonialism that it doesn’t matter that the native population of Britain is white, the English are colonisers in England too.) Inspiring new, more successful efforts at removing first confederate and then any statues depicting white men from eras where America was a white country.

    The portraits thing is another example of this. During the Rhodes Must Fall campaign they sought to remove all the paintings and portraits of past white faculty. (Famously burning many of the portraits taken from one of the dinning halls at UCT) Then the issue came up at one university in the UK revolving around the portraits of famous English writers (In an English literature department) which had to go because it was ‘colonising’ not to have any black women.

    Now this same thing with the portraits of the past department chairs at Harvard medical school.

    • Replies: @James Forrestal
  48. @International Jew

    Was this a real book? This joke was done in Airplane!

  49. newrouter says:
    @Clifford Brown

    mulatto & negro “white” cultural appropriation. Tell Valerie Jarrett there’s a need for an actress of her physical qualities in a remake of the “Planet of the Apes”.

  50. Veracitor says:

    Sorry! That one sentence was supposed to read

    “I remember what happened to James Watson a few years ago. I would much rather have my portrait removed than my pension.”

    Those typos were some kind of weird accident, not an attempt at an Ebonics joke.

  51. Anon[193] • Disclaimer says:

    “The public is horrendously stupid. The point is that Americans, regardless of race or political affiliation, are clownish buffoons.”

    Democracy can’t continue with those kinds of numbers, nor should it. It’s just outrageous that my well-informed vote is overwhelmed by hoards of low-IQ dolts.

  52. Anon[193] • Disclaimer says:

    “70% of Americans don’t know who is Janet Yellen (Fed Reserve Chair).”

    Was that a multiple choice question or a fill-in-the-blank? I imagine that the results could be even worse than you think.

  53. Anonymous[937] • Disclaimer says:
    @JohnnyWalker123

    I work with a lot of people who are under 100 in the IQ department. They’re good people and good Americans, they didn’t choose the left hand side of the curve. I think they have more wisdom than you give them credit for. Talking down to people is seldom a winning strategem. Are you as smart as you think you are?

  54. jim jones says:

    Women and Blacks are astoundingly ignorant:

  55. @Jenner Ickham Errican

    Look if somebody runs for president of Harvard Med on the platform of MAGA and putting the White men’s pictures back up in the lecture hall, then by all means support them.

    I’m not about blackpilling or surrendering. Choosing battles wisely.

    It’s much easier to use this to convince regular people to hate Harvard and reflexively ignore what The Cognitive Elite ™ says than it is to use this to convince Harvard insiders to fire this lady.

    • Replies: @Jenner Ickham Errican
  56. eah says:

    Childishness

    Seems more like natural, healthy competitive instinct to me — they’ve encountered nothing but weakness and capitulation — they’ve drawn blood; they smell blood — now they’re going for the kill — they’re going for the jugular (or carotid, take your pick) — it’s natural and expected.

    That’s what you don’t seem to understand.

    • Replies: @eah
  57. Lot says:
    @Veracitor

    So the left did nothing positive for itself other than a short-appeasement of insatiable SJWs, and made enemies of nobodies like the former chief surgeon at a Harvard teaching hospital. This is how Mass and Maryland elected Republican governors and why the GOP share of the white vote goes up every election.

    • Replies: @eah
    , @Yak-15
  58. I don’t select our residents but I do some teaching and obviously interact with them day to day. Don’t know what goes on behind closed doors but its pretty obvious there is a frantic search for the Great Black Hope. We’re not a first tier program so it gets pretty ugly. Things we do:

    –No American Blacks. Just Nigerians. Our residents, if they were involved in the transatlantic slave trade, it was on the sell side.

    –There is a ton of remediation done by the program director and department chair. They basically get free one on one tutoring from extremely senior people to get to the might-pass-the-boards level. Because some of these senior people actually write board exam questions this might be considered a bit, um, unethical…

    –Frequently get into disputes with nurses.

    –Amazingly arrogant. No self awareness whatsoever. A lot of them have been in the diversity pipeline since high school; one that I know went to Exeter for free, then Ivy league undergrad and med school for free. They believe that because they were accepted to these places with scholarships that this proves that they are more intelligent than the Asian guy who went to state. They are like the scarecrow in the Wizard of Oz who believes the diploma gives him brains.

    –Yes despite attending Exeter and being showered with free money they talk constantly about being disadvantaged.

    –Some of the Nigerians got the Paul and Daisy Soros scholarship for New Americans during med school. Yes that is a thing. The coal miners’ kids get squat.

    –One of them is constantly trying to get out of work by exclaiming that he’s “workin’ like a slave!” This is supposed to make me feel guilty and send him home early.

    –There is a lot of non-academic information you have to absorb to be effective. How to use the paging system. How to operate X device. Where the supplies of Y are located. Who to call at X time of day versus Y time of day for service Z. I always took it for granted that residents would just absorb this stuff since it’s not terribly subtle or complicated but I now spend an inordinate amount of time explaining how to figure out which printer your document will go to and whatnot.

    • Replies: @Jim Don Bob
    , @Triumph104
  59. We’re no longer to acknowledge the giants upon whose shoulders we stand; we’re instead to gaze in coerced admiration upon the midget Affirmative Action figures whose shoulders can bear no one’s and no society’s weight.

    • Agree: Brutusale, Stan d Mute
    • Replies: @The Anti-Gnostic
  60. eah says:
    @Lot

    why the GOP share of the white vote goes up every election

    For how much longer will that matter?

    • Replies: @Lot
  61. Anonymous[149] • Disclaimer says:
    @Jenner Ickham Errican

    Gotta say, your “patriotic” reflex in defense of Bostonian landmarks would come across a bit odd any time after about 1980 but is downright strange in current year. Specifically to what is so indispensable about a single teaching hospital, most folks I meet who brandish such knee-jerk attachment to a place (or to Princeton, or to Patek Philippe; whatever) are not from historically integral American populations, unless you count all the work they did on the transcontinental railroad

    • Replies: @Jenner Ickham Errican
  62. George says:

    “dean who led the charge to expel three black students in 1851″ Wikipedia says kind of the opposite. Holmes personally admitted the black men, a student and faculty revolt forced Holmes to reject the students.

    Holmes admitted Delany and two other black men to the Medical School. Their admission sparked a student statement, which read: “Resolved That we have no objection to the education and evaluation of blacks but do decidedly remonstrate against their presence in College with us.”[80] Sixty students signed the resolution, although 48 students signed another resolution which noted it would be “a far greater evil, if, in the present state of public feeling, a medical college in Boston could refuse to this unfortunate class any privileges of education, which it is in the power of the profession to bestow”.[71] In response, Holmes told the black students they would not be able to continue after that semester.[80] A faculty meeting directed Holmes to write that “the intermixing of races is distasteful to a large portion of the class, & injurious to the interests of the school”.

    https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oliver_Wendell_Holmes_Sr

  63. Anon[114] • Disclaimer says:
    @International Jew

    If you promoted integration, then you did indeed do so, indirectly, by sleight of hand.

    • Replies: @Anon
  64. @Veracitor

    “I remember what happened to James Watson a few years ago. I would much rather have my portrait removed than my pension.”

    Whoa! That’s no endorsement; this guy is saying he’s been screwed but he knows they could screw him even worse if he complains too much.

    The second guy (Gimbrone), with his Martin Niemöller quote, also sounds like he’s slipping in a complaint. Maybe I’m just projecting, but with that quote he’s telling the remaining stale pale males at Harvard that the diversity racket will reach them too, in time.

    • Replies: @snorlax
    , @res
  65. Anonymous[777] • Disclaimer says:

    The dominant aspect of the spirit of the age is childishness.

    Rather a return to primitive beliefs.

    Cargo-Cultism, Morphogenetic Fields, Multiverse Mumbo-Jumbo and sticking pins into dolls.

    One tries to influence the Effect end of a causal chain to control the Cause.

    “If you put more Plaques of Sun People on the Wall, there will be more Sun People with Plaque-Worthy Achievements”

    “A diploma from Buttfuck U. means you are now an accomplished engineer / trader / investment manager / doctor / manager”

    “Let 1’000’000 more people on boats in, this will reduce the demographic pressure from the South”

    “If I build something that looks like the magical machine I want it to be, it actually performs like the magical machine I want it to be.”

    “Putting up a banner proclaiming X is the case will make X the case” (Mission accomplished, all the neverending demonstrations)

    “Printing money to increase wealth”

  66. Anon[114] • Disclaimer says:
    @Anon

    As exemplified by Ms. Nabel at Brigham and Children’s, or Ms. Jacobson at our border with Mexico, or Jews with respect to black integration, many Jews seem intent on having Whites displaced from the spheres Whites work in or inhabit.

    Whether the maneuver is in the form of fewer Whites, or more Jews, the effects are similar.

    • Replies: @International Jew
  67. Just wait until Affirmative Action Air Traffic Controllers Affirmatively Further the Destruction of Our World.

    Oh yes, A Change Is Gonna Come.

    • Replies: @kaganovitch
  68. donut says:

    Oh ! The ship is taking rolls !!!

    • Replies: @Jim Don Bob
  69. G Pinfold says:

    Childishness explains Trump Derangement Syndrome in this specific way: The Brexit Effect is what pisses them off to tantrum level. The polls said one thing and the vote another. Oh, how it burns when you realise that half the people at the party who schmoozed with you actually hate your guts.

  70. OT

    This one really got me laughing. I can just imagine the Unz comments now! Via Marek Möhling:

  71. @Clifford Brown

    There’s a trend of historical art museums inviting resentful black ‘artists’ to “respond” to the white artwork on display (and by extension “respond” to white patrons who are backwards enough to appreciate their own cultural heritage).

  72. Anonym says:
    @JohnnyWalker123

    I think that the previous graph that has been linked to a few times tells a story – the before and after welfare state and the black population percentage. Welfare is dysgenic and promotes r selection, while lack of welfare promotes K selection.

    So you go from a society that produces Protoss-like people to Zerg, if you are familiar with Starcraft. Someone commented as such here.

    https://www.anonymousconservative.com/blog/symbols-of-christianity-and-k-selection/

    In any case, there has been a relatively recent (in my lifetime I think, or come to prominance) movement to unperson the white, mainly male heroes of any sort. I had grown up reading about the heroes of science and engineering. These were people who made big contributions such as the Wright brothers, or Thomas Edison, or Tesla, or Marconi, or Faraday, or Ben Franklin.

    If you have met these sort of people in your life, you know that there is no guarantee that without these people, you would have the world turn out the way it did. And yet, if you study history in university, the courses denigrate these people. I still look up to them, and frankly I think some hero worship is in order. Just because the left pushes to destroy and unperson our heroes like ISIS destroys ancient monuments, we don’t have to recognize what they say.

    Here is someone named Brenda Yang who feels inferior and wants to do de-heroize science and engineering heroes.

    https://blogs.scientificamerican.com/guest-blog/are-our-scientific-heroes-too-heroic/

  73. @27 year old

    This is a battle worth fighting, starting with naming the perp(s). It’s claimed by Nabel that the pictures will be dispersed… which makes it easier to piecemeal disappear the portraits over time, as most people in the far flung institution won’t easily notice their absence if they work in another area—“Oh that particular portrait was put in storage a year ago during lobby renovation and we decided to go in a new design direction…”

    This institutional disappearing of people, history, and culture gets attempted from time to time, with the perpetrator(s) sometimes ‘testing the waters’ to see how far they can go. See the recent shenanigans of this goblin (#42) who removed a famous Waterhouse painting from display at the Manchester (UK) Art Gallery.

    There was a huge public (and critic) outcry and she quickly returned it (after initially having remarked “We think it will probably return …”).

    That’s a necessary victory. These decisions are made by people with names and faces, not untouchable ‘institutions.’ Go Alinsky on them, personalize it, and that starts with spreading the word and riling up a backlash. That’s one great thing about the internet and modern media—word spreads and angry people from the whole country can brigade on a single point person or crew in what otherwise would be a local matter.

    Even something as ‘trivial’ as a small-town dispute over planting little American flags in the ground can be quickly flipped if the optics damage gets too heavy:

    Back to Massachusetts — first this happened …

    Chelmsford Town Manager Paul Cohen said the building commissioner’s job is to enforce the code of the community voted by Town Meeting, and that’s exactly what he did in this situation, according to Cohen. It appears that all those American flags is an excessive amount, violating the town zoning bylaw, he said.

    A town zoning bylaw addresses the use of flags with commercial promotion, the town manager said.

    “When you blanket the whole front of a property, that would be considered a commercial promotion, and flags are not to be displayed in connection with commercial promotion,” Cohen said.

    The hundreds of flags could be distracting at the busy intersection, he added.

    “It becomes a safety concern at that tough intersection,” Cohen said.

    Then this happened …

    “We’re ready for Flag Day,” [Crandall] said. “The town has totally backed away from it and said they misinterpreted the bylaw and the flag shouldn’t have been considered a sign.”

    Crandall said LAER CEO Stacey Alcorn received notice of this about a week and half ago — after Alcorn and Crandall appeared on “Fox & Friends” on Fox News and the town was subjected to an onslaught of negative comments from around the country.

    Town Manager Paul Cohen confirmed he called Alcorn at the beginning of last week and informed her there would be “no further enforcement action from the town in this matter.” He said he also apologized for any inconvenience the matter may have caused the company or anyone involved.

  74. Medvedev says:
    @Dave Pinsen

    Another affirmative action genius. And all American taxpayers will pay for a $33.8 mln judgement:

    Ata Atogho, a board certified obstetrician, is accused of causing serious and permanent injuries to three newborns in 2013, when he was an on-call doctor for the Jessie Trice Community Health Center, a network of federally qualified clinics. A federal judge handed down a verdict in April that found Atogho was negligent in the delivery of a baby who suffered permanent brain damage. The judge awarded the baby’s Miami Gardens family a $33.8 million judgment. Because Atogho was considered a federal employee, the United States will pay the jugment.

    http://www.miamiherald.com/news/health-care/article147506019.html

    Despite the verdict in Dixon’s case, Atogho has not received a reprimand and no other disciplinary action has been taken against his Florida medical license for the incident. He’s not personally liable for the $33.8 million judgment, either.

    Negligence, ruining lives of young mothers, their children, tens of millions it caused American taxpayers and he still walks free with his license. In a year or two another clinic will hire him as another ‘promising affirmative action candidate’.
    White doctor who saved dozens of lives but said something deemed racist would be fired in a jiggy, haunted by SJWs, his life and career ruined.

    • Replies: @Anon
  75. sabril says:

    I don’t remember a tme when the Left didn’t behave childishly. Was there ever some golden age where social activists behaved like adults?

    On the other hand, one could argue that removing pictures of white men is actually not childish; that it’s actually a smart and mature strategy to send a message.

  76. AndrewR says:
    @syonredux

    It’s pretty ridiculous that you compare “good poems and excellent essays” to his contributions to medicine.

    If he actually led the charge to expel the black students for being black, then his contributions to medicine are the only defense for keeping the sculpture up. “Good poems” don’t excuse completely unacceptable behavior, even by mid 19th century standards.

    • Replies: @syonredux
    , @syonredux
  77. AndrewR says:
    @Lot

    It’s rather strange from a 2018 perspective to read someone writing about letting the stupid starve as though that were inevitable. “Well of course the stupid will starve!” Then again, in his day, there was far less surplus wealth and food.

  78. Ed says:
    @Lot

    So Lot is Trump still weak on immigration? Not doing enough?

    • Replies: @Clyde
  79. @Dave Pinsen

    In the UK ‘minority’ doctors are WAY over-represented in disciplinary hearings (these are hearing decisions – some will not be sanctioned, but it makes you think when you hear that the NHS apparently depends upon these people).

    https://www.mpts-uk.org/decisions/data/1530.asp

    05 June 2018 – (Dr Vaishnavy VILVANATHAN LAXMAN)
    16 May 2018 – (Dr Khaled Mostafa Kamel ISMAIL)
    16 May 2018 – (Dr Michael BLACKMORE)
    09 May 2018 – (Dr Shazia AKRAM)
    25 April 2018 – (Dr Bartholomeus LAKEMAN)
    20 April 2018 – (Mr Mohammed SAIT)
    15 April 2018 – (Dr Julian Lionel PROCTOR)
    13 April 2018 – (Dr Daniel GOYAL)
    05 April 2018 – (Mr Vimal HARIHARAN)
    28 March 2018 – (Dr Rebecca May KLEIN)
    27 March 2018 – (Mr Raafat GENDY)
    23 March 2018 – (Dr Xavier MMONO)
    23 March 2018 – (Mr Muhammad Haroon Zafarullah KHAN)
    21 March 2018 – (Dr Antonio Luis MADEIRA CARVALHO)
    20 March 2018 – (Dr Ramakrishna Rao REBBAPRAGADA)
    20 March 2018 – (Dr Vytautas LIESIS)
    14 March 2018 – (Dr James BYWATER)
    13 March 2018 – (Dr Cyprian Ibeawughichim OKORO)
    12 March 2018 – (Dr Javaid KHAN)
    12 March 2018 – (Dr Aamir Iqbal MALIK)
    12 March 2018 – (Dr Abha MISHRA)
    09 March 2018 – (Dr Imran Ali TABRIZI)
    09 March 2018 – (Dr Alun SURGEY)
    08 March 2018 – (Dr Hakeem LATEEF)
    08 March 2018 – (Dr John DILLON)
    08 March 2018 – (Dr Nasir NAWASREH)
    07 March 2018 – (Dr Mahmood Sardrood KHOSHKHABAR)
    07 March 2018 – (Dr Mark Simon BONAR)
    06 March 2018 – (Mr David Patrick SELLU)
    02 March 2018 – (Dr Khaldoon Mahmood AL TAHS)
    02 March 2018 – (Dr Milind MEHTA)
    01 March 2018 – (Dr Stefania COSTA ZACCARELLI)

    It’s not childishness, btw. It’s ethnic animus aka ‘race hate’.

  80. Ed says:
    @Twinkie

    Dimishing returns in law too. Have to pass the bar and the top law firms are pretty blunt in what they want to see in recruits. They want the top of the class from a few top schools.

    Liberals should have spent the last 50 years trying to improve blacks through strengthening families and putting discipline back in school. Instead they’re furiously trying to even out outcomes.

  81. Altai says:
    @Jenner Ickham Errican

    My personal favourite.

    • Replies: @El Dato
  82. Clyde says:
    @Ed

    So Lot is Trump still weak on immigration? Not doing enough?

    Jeff Sessions gets credit too on immigration. Even though he is awful on the Mueller -phony baloney Russian collusion witch hunt. I see a new confidence in The Donald. I can tell by his tweets for the last three months. He sees the Mueller fishing expedition winding down, with its negative propaganda effect getting weaker each day. You know Trump reads his polling numbers every day same as he was obsessed with his Apprentice TV show ratings. He knows his polling numbers are high and will stay high even as he stays the course on putting unaccompanied minors (illegal aliens all) in detention facilities. Trump will not be swayed by dopes like Laura Bush and the Hollywood-Democrat-Media propaganda machines. Why? Because he has high popularity and his supporters are not going to defect.

    In fact, no matter what the polls say about these illegal alien minors being kept in fenced facilities. And most America are allegedly appalled. This just might be a feature, not a bug for Trump supporters. This might increase Trumps poll numbers, and Trump wants to find out. So will not cave on detaining Central American youth scamming across our borders courtesy of our outdated asylum laws.

    As a builder and developer, Trump has spent ten lifetimes dealing with scammers. So nothing new here for him. In relation to the rest of America, Washington DC is one gigantic money grubbing, tax sucking scam and confidence game. And Trump knows this now more than ever.

    • Agree: Travis
  83. Pericles says:
    @Jenner Ickham Errican

    The Manchester episode was enlightening as usual. From the previous thread:

    The Jewish response to Western art: A retarded tranny negro. Enjoy. Oh, what in the world would we do without them?

    • Replies: @Pericles
  84. It’s the Day of the Racialist Grinch:
    Don’t leave Doctor White a square inch.
    But when E’bonee’s shot
    In a dark ghetto lot
    White doctors will do in a pinch.

    • LOL: Buffalo Joe
  85. Pericles says:
    @Pericles

    I mean, without having Clare Gannaway to leeringly piss on our heritage, I suppose we would have to do it ourselves. And that doesn’t seem nice at all.

  86. @International Jew

    The difference is that we don’t try to rearrange the portraits at the Hall of Fame in Cooperstown.

    Not yet, anyway. Don’t give them any ideas.

  87. Bitfu says:

    ‘Childishness’…forget that. I’m looking forward to the day when I can claim that the use of the term ‘white men’ is a microaggression.

    Think about the round-table discussions that will ensue from this line in the article: The portraits are all of men. Thirty are white, and one is Chinese.

    Was the placement of the word ‘white’ so close to the word men a dog whistle to fellow anti-white racists? And how about that rogue ‘Chinese’ reference? Does the writer harbor racial animus towards Chinese (or Asians in general) by including it so close to white and men? I’m just getting started here.

    Seriously, this goes well beyond round-table discussions. This is town-hall meeting shit right here. Just anticipating the hurt and the trauma I’ll be able to experience once we get to micro-aggression status leaves me with a strange amalgam of pre-traumatic-stress-disorder, and a tinge of excitement…for I’ll be able to the game of Trigger Trauma too.

  88. Jake says:

    The WASP Elites created the Numinous Negro as a way to batter the majority of American whites into serving the goals of the filthy rich WASP Elites; an American version of the Anglo-Saxon divide and conquer. Obviously, Negroes being told by rich and powerfully connected whites that they are delightfully special people who are always victims of the ‘bad whites’ are going to make endless demands while seeing themselves as the smartest and bravest and most deserving people possible.

    When you make your hulking, below average IQ son a spoiled brat who sees himself as mistreated even when he has beaten up the neighbor’s 10 year to steal his bike, and you indeed condemn those he assaults as having caused him to do it, you guarantee that he forever will be a piece of worthless, violent filth who preens and whines and strikes out in fury like a vicious daddy’s girl.

    In regard to blacks, white Liberals, starting with Antebellum WASP Elites, are guilty of the worst child abuse: creating and stoking the violent spoiled brat and demanding everyone bow to his demands and even his criminality.

  89. Anonymous[421] • Disclaimer says:

    I always thought it was Semmelweis who came up the idea of hand washing?

    His career and life were destroyed after (in effect) calling doctors mass-murderers. He was right though. A difficult situation. This was one of those situations where scientific progress could only advance after the old guard were all dead.*

    * I suspect there is a similar situation today regarding polio vaccines and the AIDS virus. We will probably have to wait a few decades for the full story of that to come out.

  90. @Jenner Ickham Errican

    I wonder how far away we are from the artwork created by White men, which is basically all of it, taken down completely or destroyed in some symbolic act of cleansing.

  91. @Clifford Brown

    >Elsewhere in the Once City of Lights…

    And yet 90% of the Parisians voted for Macron. It is quite incredible that Parisians, who are witnessing the remarkable transformation of their city, remain the strongest supporters of the open-borders, liberal/globalist agenda.

    I wonder why it is. Is it some sort of status-quo bias or simply an excess of college education/propaganda?

    And if you discuss about problems of migration with Parisians, the usual answers are:

    1. The State should build more housing for migrants (despite the fact that most social housing has been taken by migrants and their descendants).

    2. Welcome to 2018! Globalization and migration are here to stay (in a remarkably smug voice).

    The rest of France might save Paris but Paris remains determined to destroy France.

  92. Yak-15 says:
    @Lot

    At this point, any red-pilled individual should be actively pushing for these types of overreach. This will add more fuel to the burning caldron of the counter-revolution.

  93. @Ed

    To be fair, Ed, those attempts were made over the last 50 years, but have had no substantial impact on average black performance outcomes. It seems that the problem is baked right into the genome, with human biodiversity explaining the intractable average performance differential between blacks and whites on these high-level cognitive tasks. So you should not complain that environmental interventions have not been tried — they have been tried and have failed definitively.

  94. snorlax says:
    @International Jew

    The italics aren’t from the article, they’re his editorializing.

    • Replies: @International Jew
  95. Liberals should have spent the last 50 years trying to improve blacks through strengthening families and putting discipline back in school. Instead they’re furiously trying to even out outcomes.

    You’re assuming they want to improve blacks rather than destroy civilization.

  96. @Twinkie

    medical malpractice suits are not Who We Are

  97. @Ed

    Instead they’re furiously trying to even out outcomes.

    Parents of private-school children, attempting to cram down the public-school kids to an “equal” (and much lower) level?  Say it ain’t so!

  98. Resentment is what I see, and it eats people up inside.

  99. AndrewR says:
    @JohnnyWalker123

    But remember, if people have to show IDs to vote then it’s literally Jim Crow all over again. Vote Democratic and eat McDonald’s!

  100. AndrewR says:
    @Jenner Ickham Errican

    This is one of the most surreal things I’ve ever seen.

  101. @JohnnyWalker123

    Indeed. Ours is a society more attuned to visual, as opposed to intellectual, stimuli. The “One Picture Is Worth A Thousand Words” syndrome. Thus when people see a chubby Mejicano woman with three little “ninos” all weeping and wailing at the El Paso checkpoint they respond with the usual handwringing outrage.

  102. AndrewR says:
    @Jenner Ickham Errican

    That’s one great thing about the internet and modern media—word spreads and angry people from the whole country can brigade on a single point person or crew in what otherwise would be a local matter.

    You mean “potentially great.” Obviously, social media mobs can also do great damage for terrible reasons.

    But it should also be noted that people on the internet tend to have a short attention span, and getting “viral” attention for your pet issue is mostly a matter of luck, and largely improbable.

  103. bomag says:
    @JohnnyWalker123

    The point is that Americans, regardless of race or political affiliation, are clownish buffoons.

    Nobody, and no country’s people, do well with microphone-in-the-face questions.

    The key is to raise up good leaders and survive the disastrous leaders.

  104. Brutusale says:
    @Jenner Ickham Errican

    It’s Bostontown, Jake. I know many who’d actually be in favor of this.

    Meanwhile, the Brigham is defending itself against two Haitian nurses alleging discrimination.

    https://www.boston.com/news/local-news/2018/04/30/nurses-sue-brigham-womens-hospital-alleging-racial-discrimination

    • Replies: @bomag
  105. The WAR ON WHITEY ends when the European Christian version of William the Conqueror stops it.

    All those who have harassed and attacked the European Christian ancestral core of the United States shall be harried to the ends of the earth, or Uganda, Israel or the Congo, whichever is more convenient.

    Steve Sailer thinks it’s boring, but I’ll say it again: All of this anti-White nonsense and attacks on Whites is allowed because certain cohorts of Whites have been bought off with the ill-gotten gains of monetary extremism.

    Paul Ryan, Kevin McCarthy, Steve Scalise and Kathy McMorris Rodgers are treasonous rat whores for the GOP CHEAP LABOR FACTION.

    Ryan, McCarthy, Scalise and McMorris Rodgers must be removed from power.

  106. @Auntie Analogue

    That’s the thought I had re: the Jay Z/Beyonce video, posted at comment 14 above. The “song” really is called Apeshit. Here are the lyrics:

    https://www.azlyrics.com/lyrics/beyonceknowles/apeshit.html

    Poo-flinging monkeys.

  107. @Veracitor

    I was a big fan of Oliver Wendell Douglas when I was kid.

  108. Chase says:
    @JohnnyWalker123

    This has mostly always been the case. The difference today is: most of our “elites” also behave this way, which also prevents them from seeing that the vast proletariat needs guidance to live a good life. Strange to all of a sudden have the visceral understanding of how and why barbarians conquer once-advanced civilizations.

  109. Goatweed says:

    At my high school, after integration there was a mass cleansing of all the old trophies.

  110. Oliver Wendell Holmes Sr. came up with the idea that doctors should wash their hands, which used to be considered an important contribution to health.

    Steve, get with the times man! Hygiene is White Privilege. Africa and India will lead us to true equality and racial justicey enlightenment.

    Something to think about next time you see your African and Indian doctors, restaurants, and food processing plant workers..

    • Agree: Mr. Rational
  111. @JohnnyWalker123

    Time to update your cut & paste. Yellen isn’t Fed Chair anymore.

    Also, while large stockpiles of WMD were never found it’s not true to say “no” WMDs were found in Iraq:

    https://www.theguardian.com/world/2004/jan/11/iraq

    http://www.foxnews.com/story/2004/05/17/sarin-mustard-gas-discovered-separately-in-iraq.html

  112. @Buzz Mohawk

    After the dancing plastic surgeon it is time for the dancing air traffic controller! Think of the economies of scale?! Go big or go home.

  113. Anonymous[308] • Disclaimer says:
    @Lot

    “Three generations of imbeciles are enough.”

    In 2018 that’s certainly bad news for New England WASPs

  114. @Ed

    Liberals should have spent the last 50 years trying to improve blacks through strengthening families and putting discipline back in school. Instead they’re furiously trying to even out outcomes.

    That is a bit like saying that Hitler should have provided scholarships to Jews or Stalin should have made loans easy and low interest to aspiring entrepreneurs. The goal was never to help black people. The goal was power.

  115. “The dominant aspect of the spirit of the age is childishness. These are the kind of gestures that spoiled children would come up with.”

    Gestures by spoiled children to spoiled children. Black elites in media, academia, and culture produce subpar and degenerate results and the whole room applauds. The Brazilification of the United States continues at a rapid pace.

    • Replies: @Flip
    , @Reg Cæsar
  116. Tiny Duck says:

    Precisely WHY are the portraits of previous department heads at Harvard Medical School those of white males??? Answer: from the 19th century until say the 1990s, minority (esp African American) and female applications to American medical schools were systematically discouraged- women and blacks often had to go overseas to become doctors!

    The truth is that white men are mediocre and would not be as successful on a level playing field

    Given the slightest opportunity Black Men DOMINATE (see the NBA, music, porn)

    Sorry losers

    The future is diverse

  117. @Jenner Ickham Errican

    White society types get a thrill after a wild animal is released in the room.

  118. OFF TOPIC

    Jim Mellon, of the Isle of Man, is making known some rather melodramatic musings about the stock market and it overvaluation.

    In other words, it’s time to invest in canned goods and shotguns, because this stock market is about to go belly the hell up.

    Pewitt Stock Picks:

    Browning, courtesy of the Walloons and, Hormel, courtesy of Minnesota.

  119. Pat Boyle says:
    @syonredux

    My rule of thumb is that you need an IQ of 130 or above in order to make a contribution to the advancement of humanity. Nobel Prize winners are about another SD smarter than that. The way the Gaussian distribution works, that means that among European Whites and East Asians that means only about two percent of the population will do much of any importantance.

    But African blacks, Maori and Aborigines are another SD lower in IQ or more. This means they will almost never produce an important person. And that’s roughly what history shows.

    • Agree: Mr. Rational
    • Replies: @res
    , @YetAnotherAnon
  120. This kerfuffle reminds me of that scene about white men on walls from Do the Right Thing (1989):

  121. bomag says:
    @Brutusale

    Meanwhile…[Haitian nurse claims she was qualified for a promotional job, hospital turned her down because of her race]

    Seems like it will be a tough win, but I guess anything flies.

    The hospital already employed her, which would blunt the discrimination claim.

    I’d think she’d have to show that she would be a better employ in the position than the person actually hired.

  122. It’s Stalinism if Stalin were a pussy.

  123. What percentage of those 30 white men on the walls are Jewish? Actually, probably not that many. Despite the constant propaganda we get about how brilliant Jews are, it was the German and Anglo-Saxon doctors who came up with the lion’s share of medical research and development in the 19th and early 20th centuries which profoundly changed our world.

    Times have certainly changed though. A huge portion of white-skinned doctors in North America today are Jewish – this is especially the case within the ranks of the eminent surgeons, research doctors, professors, etc. Unfortunately, it seems that white gentile males are giving up on the STEM professions at an alarming rate. They don’t bother trying to get into med school anymore.

    I don’t think this current fracas at Harvard is really about placating Hispanics, women and blacks. Instead, this gesture serves as a less-than-subtle reminder that white gentile Americans did have their time in the sun but have now been delegated to second-class intellectual status.

    You can’t say though that the teaching hospital’s assessment is inaccurate. There is indeed a significant disconnect between the men depicted on the walls and the students sitting in the classroom. If the percentage of founding stock white male American students sitting in that classroom today was as high as 15%, I’d be surprised.

    • Replies: @Flip
  124. res says:
    @International Jew

    Whoa! That’s no endorsement; this guy is saying he’s been screwed but he knows they could screw him even worse if he complains too much.

    Exactly. It was a perfect response. I need to remember that.

    Also, nobody tell the SJWs, but based on that excerpt there were more “Michaels” than Chinese (not to mention the unrepresented women, blacks, and Hispanics). cf. https://www.nytimes.com/2015/03/03/upshot/fewer-women-run-big-companies-than-men-named-john.html

  125. Anonymous[306] • Disclaimer says:
    @Jenner Ickham Errican

    Chelmsford Town Manager Paul Cohen said the building commissioner’s job is to enforce the code of the community voted by Town Meeting, and that’s exactly what he did in this situation, according to Cohen. It appears that all those American flags is an excessive amount, violating the town zoning bylaw, he said.

    Every. Single. Time.

    • Replies: @Jenner Ickham Errican
  126. MarcB. says:

    This has been happening in the globo-corporate world for over a decade. Target stores have been featuring everyone other than than White males in their displays at least since 2006. Commercials and SJW/SWPL oriented programming kicked it into high gear around 2008. Those they do hire tend to be swarthy, dumpy or effeminate. White males are being so visibly excluded below their actual numbers in these contexts that it’s not even subtle, which eventually starts being noticed.

  127. Anonymous[164] • Disclaimer says:
    @Arclight

    empathy is very important, don’t you realize?

  128. @Lot

    Self-experimentation is a long and honorable tradition among scientists.

    • Replies: @James Forrestal
  129. J1234 says:

    The national activist group White Coats for Black Lives recently published a racial justice report card that criticized 10 top medical schools, including Harvard’s, for policies it says promote racial bias. Among the policies the group flagged are the dearth of plaques

    Blacks on TV and in the movies hasn’t helped blacks, generally speaking. Some have benefited, but most blacks haven’t. Black students integrated into all the different public schools and universities hasn’t helped. Black teachers in all the schools and universities hasn’t helped. Blacks in positions of political power and leadership hasn’t helped. Plaques in hospitals aren’t going to help, either.

  130. res says:
    @Pat Boyle

    Your take is a decent first approximation IMHO. But I think this part (putting the threshold at 1 SD) was too harsh:

    But African blacks, Maori and Aborigines are another SD lower in IQ or more. This means they will almost never produce an important person. And that’s roughly what history shows.

    For the groups that are just 1 SD lower it is more like: 2% vs. 1 in 700 for contributing, 1 in 700 vs. 1 in 30,000 for Nobel Prize level potential.

    For groups which are 2 SD lower it is something like 2% vs. 1 in 30,000 for contributing, 1 in 700 vs. 1 in 3 million (aka almost never).

    Then there is the issue of critical mass. How much would Ramanujam have contributed without interaction with the rest of the world? https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/C._P._Ramanujam

    I know you know all about this, but here is a convenient reference for the normal distribution frequencies (note their numbers are two tailed while we are just looking at the upper tail): https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/68%E2%80%9395%E2%80%9399.7_rule#Table_of_numerical_values

    • Replies: @Pat Boyle
  131. Plaque dearth, one of black America’s many most foremost problems.

  132. @Jenner Ickham Errican

    • Replies: @Jenner Ickham Errican
  133. I’ve noticed a secular trend amongst residencies (and medical schools) that the ‘nice’ programs are starting to have their niceness bite them in the ass.

    For example B&W is not the only Harvard Med hospital; Mass Gen is the best known. They have separate residency classes for most programs. The reputation was always that B&W was always ‘nicer’ to its residents. “Harvard with a heart” I believe was what they pitched. Back in the day when residents were all pretty good and residency programs often worked their residents ridiculously hard (to the point of diminishing returns) being the residency version of a nice white lady was a good strategy. You tended to get good residents by treating them well.

    Now however that strategy makes you a magnet for the affirmative action dregs. It is less appealing to good residents because there are restrictions on total hours at all programs, so you should not under any circumstances be working > 80 hours per week.

  134. @Clifford Brown

    Beyonce looks like she is spaced out/drugged out all the time and Jay-Z does not appear to be much more coherent. I had never really believed stars were “controlled” until somewhat recently. These two people, however, make me believe something very powerful goes on behind the scenes that scripts all of this. You can call it Illuminati, mind-control, psy-op, or whatever, but this is not music and is nothing like MTV from the early 80′s. Frightening.

  135. … The national activist group White Coats for Black Lives recently published a racial justice report card that criticized 10 top medical schools, including Harvard’s, for policies it says promote racial bias. Among the policies the group flagged are the dearth of plaques

    The “national activist” group that nobody has ever heard of, that exists for the sole purpose of complaining and blackety-black-black issued a report card…complaining. News at 11.

  136. @Pat Boyle

    You should remember that like Indians, Africans are pretty tribal – not many Tutsis marry Hutu and vice-versa, or they couldn’t distinguish between them when they wanted to kill each other. Same with Dinka and Nuer.

    So there is the possibility of high(er) IQ tribes evolving. The Igbo (Ibo) of Nigeria may be one.

    “Nigeria was assembled by the British for their own purposes. The population consists of three tribes—with one sub-grouping associated with the Igbo. The Edo are placed under the Igbo, but are separate. They have just been categorized as a branch of that tribe. Lagos is the old capital, which has been replaced by Abuja for administrative, governmental purposes. However, Lagos is the center of economic life, of trade, of the movie industry. Lagos is the New York of Nigeria. All peoples come together there. It is on the coast, with Abuja inland.

    The British left the Hausa tribe in charge. They are the largest group and span the northern reaches of the nation. It is they who contend with Boka Horam. The Hausa are mostly poorly educated and very poor. However, the elite of the nation are Hausa, who use their common people to extract vast wealth and amass power for themselves. The character of a Hausa man is one of quiet dignity, for he carries the weapon. Hausa men are known to go about armed. They tend to be polite and do not attempt to impose their ways or their will on the other tribes. The elite run the nation in a way that does not necessarily promote cultural interference. The Hausa man does not impose on you, for he has his weapon and his dignity and if you push him he will retaliate.

    The Yoruba are numerous and not necessarily disruptive in any way. However, they are known to be hypocritical. The cab driver, Boomy, by his name, is a Yoruba man. The Yoruba man, has much in common with the Hausa man and the men of my people, for we are left to our own devices, to make our way through the educational system—or not—to acquire a trade and to forge ourselves. There is a lack of societies for men to grow strong in, and in that way, Nigeria is very much like America, for the man, for he is adrift, in Life, in his own little boat.

    With the Igbo man it is not so. The Igbo always thinks of his brother—”I must bring my brother along in my business, must teach my brother, must aid my brother.”

    This extends to the tribe. Every Igbo man will do first and foremost for his tribe and his fellow Igbo men. I know an Igbo man in Ownings Mills. He belongs to the Baltimore Igbo Caucus. In any city where Igbo men live, they have a caucus that meets regularly to discuss concerns for Igbo men, to promote the cause of Igbo culture, to promote Igbo business. I hear the Igbo Caucus in Houston is very strong. The Igbo are very irritating in that they meddle in the greater society, attempting to shape other peoples’ culture in a way such as will suit their purposes. Igbo men are renown as arrogant and tend to control business, are very much the bargaining merchant. The Igbo are very much like the Chinese, who have a presence in every country and do not alter their ways to conform to the native society and who tend to be business-oriented, meddlesome and arrogant wherever they go. In fact—and I did not understand this clearly until now—the Igbo in Africa are very much like the Jews in the United States, in that people in host countries complain of their meddlesome manner and would rather they not impose their culture and ways so aggressively.”

    • Replies: @res
    , @Pat Boyle
  137. Anon[306] • Disclaimer says:
    @Medvedev

    What was the race of the newborns?

    • Replies: @Reg Cæsar
  138. @Clifford Brown

    That second video is proof of the old maxim that the current crop of Generals is doomed to drawing up tactics fit only for fighting the previous war.

    The Frenchies have mounted a defense against Hitler’s Aryan stormtroopers, but the former German occupiers were far less destructive of Parisian sensibilities and institutions than the current African hordes.

  139. Flip says:
    @SunBakedSuburb

    The Brazilification of the United States continues at a rapid pace.

    Actually I think blacks are treated far better in the US than Brazil.

  140. Flip says:
    @Canadian Observer

    What percentage of those 30 white men on the walls are Jewish? Actually, probably not that many. Despite the constant propaganda we get about how brilliant Jews are, it was the German and Anglo-Saxon doctors who came up with the lion’s share of medical research and development in the 19th and early 20th centuries which profoundly changed our world.

    I think a lot of the German doctors and scientists in that era were Jewish. Certainly that’s true for German Nobel Prize winners.

  141. syonredux says:
    @AndrewR

    It’s pretty ridiculous that you compare “good poems and excellent essays” to his contributions to medicine.

    I like good poems and excellent essays.

    If he actually led the charge to expel the black students for being black, then his contributions to medicine are the only defense for keeping the sculpture up. “Good poems” don’t excuse completely unacceptable behavior, even by mid 19th century standards.

    MMM, I wonder how many writers are guilty of “unacceptable behavior?” Virgil owned slaves…….Dante wasn’t very fond of Muslims…..Wagner said nasty things about the Jews…..Kipling was quite keen on expanding the British Empire…..

    I guess that lots of monuments need to come down…..

  142. syonredux says:
    @AndrewR

    If he actually led the charge to expel the black students for being black,

    This doesn’t exactly sound like leading the charge……

    The same year, Holmes was approached by Martin Delany, an African-American man who had worked with Frederick Douglass. The 38-year-old requested admission to Harvard after having been previously rejected by four schools despite impressive credentials.[79] In a controversial move, Holmes admitted Delany and two other black men to the Medical School.

    Their admission sparked a student statement, which read: “Resolved That we have no objection to the education and evaluation of blacks but do decidedly remonstrate against their presence in College with us.”[80] Sixty students signed the resolution, although 48 students signed another resolution which noted it would be “a far greater evil, if, in the present state of public feeling, a medical college in Boston could refuse to this unfortunate class any privileges of education, which it is in the power of the profession to bestow”.[71] In response, Holmes told the black students they would not be able to continue after that semester.[80] A faculty meeting directed Holmes to write that “the intermixing of races is distasteful to a large portion of the class, & injurious to the interests of the school”.[71]

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oliver_Wendell_Holmes_Sr.#Teaching_and_lecturing

  143. RH says:

    Remind me again: what was Winston Smith’s job?

    • Replies: @Stan Adams
  144. res says:
    @YetAnotherAnon

    So there is the possibility of high(er) IQ tribes evolving. The Igbo (Ibo) of Nigeria may be one.

    I tend to agree with that, but despite all the talk I have never seen a study (or any real data) which has given even decent evidence it is true. Are you aware of any?

    This post links to a 2014 study including Nigerian university students: https://www.unz.com/jthompson/epistemic-rationality-in-nigeria/
    I suppose finding two Nigerians with IQs around 120 is more than you would expect from the typical country estimate of 70-75: https://www.researchgate.net/project/Worlds-IQ
    but that is hardly compelling. Perhaps all of the really smart Igbo emigrate?

    P.S. Note that the spreadsheets at the second link contain references for ~18 studies of Nigerian IQ. Of those, the study mentioned above had the highest average IQ at 89.13. And that was university students!

  145. @Eustace Tilley (not)

    Welcome back, limericist brother. Good one!

  146. Lot says:
    @eah

    A looong time. Whites still run California with like 30% of the population. And really it is just the 10% or so that are bay area whites running the whole state. And in Mexico the 10% white population still basically runs the country, and has done so for 200 years.

  147. El Dato says:
    @BenKenobi

    More stupid dick waving for the MIC.

    I hope they don’t lift nukes into orbit, these things tend to go automatically off fast. And, contrary to the buttfuck bonkers opinion of Anatoly Karlin, a nuclear war is not survivable.

    “We are on an express elevator ride to hell”

  148. El Dato says:
    @Altai

    No need to get angry at portraits, young, angry Schlageter.

    Wakanda be waitin’. There will be black kings.

  149. El Dato says:
    @Steve from Detroit

    Beyonce looks like she is spaced out/drugged out all the time and Jay-Z does not appear to be much more coherent.

    That’s because they PLAY people (actually, royalty, possibly coke-snorting and exploitative) terminally blasé-ed and sub-cutaneously angry about all the ingrained racism around them. They are ready for violence at the drop of a hat, like Meat Loaf presiding a mob meeting.

    Mona Lisa is actually a sign of oppression, don’tcha know.

  150. @Anonymous

    It’s good to have standards. Even low ones. ;-)

  151. @SimpleSong

    I have an Asian doctor because I’m a Deplorable Raaaaacist.

  152. @donut

    I saw these guys in person at the Fillmore East many moons ago. A great band.

  153. The patron of black missions is a Spaniard, St Peter Claver. The patron of Asian missions is a Basque, St Francis Xavier.

    St Patrick was born on the larger island, though it’s not clear whether in today’s Scotland, England, or Wales. St Piran, who converted the Cornish, was born in Ireland. The first English queen (consort) was Bertha, a Frenchwoman. St Boniface was English, and went to Germany. St Anthony of Padua was Portuguese.

    I suppose this is why the church is “Catholic”. We’re not opposed to the Other when the Other actually deserve it.

  154. @SunBakedSuburb

    The Brazilification of the United States continues at a rapid pace.

    We would be well-advised to adopt Brazil’s traditional immigration poilcies, or those of almost any other nation south of the Rio Grande. Brazil is amazingly monolingual for its size and diversity, for one thing.

    Brazil’s racial problems are homegrown, as are those in the US South. The rest of America’s are mostly imported.

  155. @Anon

    What was the race of the newborns?

    From the article:

    … according to the lawsuit filed by [Marla] Dixon and the boy’s father, Earl Reese-Thornton, Sr.

    Here are Marla and Earl:

  156. Calogero says:

    I dare say that Oliver Wendell Holmes alone was more accomplished than any black or Mestizo scientist that ever lived.

  157. @Anon

    Before you run with that theory, you might want to find out how many of those portraits at Harvard are of Jews. If it’s anything like our share of Nobel Prize laureates in medicine, then 40% is a good guess.

  158. Anon[244] • Disclaimer says:

    “Before you run with that theory, you might want to find out how many of those portraits at Harvard are of Jews.”

    Good observation. I’d like someone to publish a list of the people they do end up taking down.

  159. Anon[711] • Disclaimer says:

    “A looong time. Whites still run California with like 30% of the population.”

    Perhaps, perhaps not. Venezuela also once had a light skinned upperclass the ran things. Now, it has a dictator supported by the underclass hoard. All it would take is a single racist Hispanic to gain the governorship in California to f* it up, just like our friends in Caracas. Likewise, the US is just one democrat racist away from economic and political collapse through racial grievance redistributionism.

    You guys aren’t as safe as you think.

    California is metastable only. They are currently (and temporarily) different because republicans are still a political force elsewhere. Once that changes, and it will soon, the glue holding the KKKrazy party together comes apart.

    Mexico is also just metastable. The average Mexican is much dumber than the average American; average IQ = 90, so they are more easily controlled. However, they are on the verge of electing a radical leftwing communist. Shades of Venezuela?

    • Replies: @Anon
  160. @attilathehen

    My wife and I left the Catholic church, and it was long overdue. We will not raise our children in such a traitorous, white-hating, nation-hating, homosexual, perverse organization.

    • Replies: @attilathehen
  161. Pat Boyle says:
    @res

    Thanks for that Wikipedia page.

  162. Pat Boyle says:
    @YetAnotherAnon

    I was just stating a rule of thumb. You try to drown me with more scholarship than my casual comment was worth.

    Also I think we’re running out of time. It is very nearly the End of Days. Conventional biological humans are about finished. We have evolved from scratch for a couple billions years. I expect that that’s been enough Natural Selection. From now on it will be some kind of Directed Selection – probably what we would call machines but that’s probably not an adequate term.

    I certainly don’t think any race has enough time to just evolve so as to become more able. Too late.

  163. @RH

    http://www.george-orwell.org/1984/3.html

    Winston dialled ‘back numbers’ on the telescreen and called for the appropriate issues of The Times, which slid out of the pneumatic tube after only a few minutes’ delay. The messages he had received referred to articles or news items which for one reason or another it was thought necessary to alter, or, as the official phrase had it, to rectify.

    For example, it appeared from The Times of the seventeenth of March that Big Brother, in his speech of the previous day, had predicted that the South Indian front would remain quiet but that a Eurasian offensive would shortly be launched in North Africa. As it happened, the Eurasian Higher Command had launched its offensive in South India and left North Africa alone. It was therefore necessary to rewrite a paragraph of Big Brother’s speech, in such a way as to make him predict the thing that had actually happened.

    Or again, The Times of the nineteenth of December had published the official forecasts of the output of various classes of consumption goods in the fourth quarter of 1983, which was also the sixth quarter of the Ninth Three-Year Plan. Today’s issue contained a statement of the actual output, from which it appeared that the forecasts were in every instance grossly wrong. Winston’s job was to rectify the original figures by making them agree with the later ones.

    As for the third message, it referred to a very simple error which could be set right in a couple of minutes. As short a time ago as February, the Ministry of Plenty had issued a promise (a ‘categorical pledge’ were the official words) that there would be no reduction of the chocolate ration during 1984. Actually, as Winston was aware, the chocolate ration was to be reduced from thirty grammes to twenty at the end of the present week. All that was needed was to substitute for the original promise a warning that it would probably be necessary to reduce the ration at some time in April.

    As soon as Winston had dealt with each of the messages, he clipped his speakwritten corrections to the appropriate copy of The Times and pushed them into the pneumatic tube. Then, with a movement which was as nearly as possible unconscious, he crumpled up the original message and any notes that he himself had made, and dropped them into the memory hole to be devoured by the flames.

    What happened in the unseen labyrinth to which the pneumatic tubes led, he did not know in detail, but he did know in general terms. As soon as all the corrections which happened to be necessary in any particular number of The Times had been assembled and collated, that number would be reprinted, the original copy destroyed, and the corrected copy placed on the files in its stead. This process of continuous alteration was applied not only to newspapers, but to books, periodicals, pamphlets, posters, leaflets, films, sound-tracks, cartoons, photographs — to every kind of literature or documentation which might conceivably hold any political or ideological significance. Day by day and almost minute by minute the past was brought up to date. In this way every prediction made by the Party could be shown by documentary evidence to have been correct, nor was any item of news, or any expression of opinion, which conflicted with the needs of the moment, ever allowed to remain on record. All history was a palimpsest, scraped clean and reinscribed exactly as often as was necessary. In no case would it have been possible, once the deed was done, to prove that any falsification had taken place. The largest section of the Records Department, far larger than the one on which Winston worked, consisted simply of persons whose duty it was to track down and collect all copies of books, newspapers, and other documents which had been superseded and were due for destruction. A number of The Times which might, because of changes in political alignment, or mistaken prophecies uttered by Big Brother, have been rewritten a dozen times still stood on the files bearing its original date, and no other copy existed to contradict it. Books, also, were recalled and rewritten again and again, and were invariably reissued without any admission that any alteration had been made. Even the written instructions which Winston received, and which he invariably got rid of as soon as he had dealt with them, never stated or implied that an act of forgery was to be committed: always the reference was to slips, errors, misprints, or misquotations which it was necessary to put right in the interests of accuracy.

    But actually, he thought as he re-adjusted the Ministry of Plenty’s figures, it was not even forgery. It was merely the substitution of one piece of nonsense for another. Most of the material that you were dealing with had no connexion with anything in the real world, not even the kind of connexion that is contained in a direct lie. Statistics were just as much a fantasy in their original version as in their rectified version. A great deal of the time you were expected to make them up out of your head. For example, the Ministry of Plenty’s forecast had estimated the output of boots for the quarter at one-hundred-and-forty-five million pairs. The actual output was given as sixty-two millions. Winston, however, in rewriting the forecast, marked the figure down to fifty-seven millions, so as to allow for the usual claim that the quota had been overfulfilled. In any case, sixty-two millions was no nearer the truth than fifty-seven millions, or than one-hundred-and-forty-five millions. Very likely no boots had been produced at all. Likelier still, nobody knew how many had been produced, much less cared. All one knew was that every quarter astronomical numbers of boots were produced on paper, while perhaps half the population of Oceania went barefoot. And so it was with every class of recorded fact, great or small. Everything faded away into a shadow-world in which, finally, even the date of the year had become uncertain.

  164. pyrrhus says:
    @syonredux

    Holmes Sr. also advocated that Doctors clean their instruments after using them in deliveries, implying that many did not, and spread the deadly favor directly to women and babies…

  165. @Anonymous

    Gotta say, your “patriotic” reflex in defense of Bostonian landmarks would come across a bit odd any time after about 1980 but is downright strange in current year.

    You trolling? I seriously can’t tell.

    If you’re for real, read the rest of this thread. It’s not just about “Bostonian landmarks,” it’s about whiteness and Western Civilization under attack everywhere.

  166. @Anonymous

    It’s just one of those Cohencidences.

  167. As a matter of principle, I’m opposed to this sort thing – tearing down tributes to the dead/retired. It disincentives excellence and is plain disrespectful. But it’s funny to hear this forum’s readers bring up such supposed “sacred cows”. All is fair in love and war and there certainly has been a state of war since Trump’s white election.

    Your faction withdraws the US from the human rights council, implements muslim travel bans, militarizes the southern border and generally degrades the existing liberal-democratic order. We respond with the limited means available to us – tearing down confederate statues and even these pictures. There is a state of effective war between white men and the rest of the country. The “childishness” of our means is a function of our present lack of political power. I suspect we will make more “mature” jabs when the political/demographic pendulum swings in our direction.

    • Troll: L Woods
  168. Isn’t “Kowalczyk” the Polish equivalent of “Smith”?

  169. @Clyde

    The hospital’s president, Dr. Betsy Nabel

    Ms. Nabel doesn’t seem to be very fond of her Fellow White People, for some reason.

    There are those who claim that at certain tribe’s true expertise lies, not in financial management, but in rewriting history. The masters of the retcon.

    “Childishness” is a rather… charitable interpretation of the motives at work here.

  170. @Jenner Ickham Errican

    Chelmsford Town Manager Paul Cohen

    Not just a MOT, but one of the priestly caste, no less.

    https://www.myjewishlearning.com/article/kohanim-jewish-priests/

  171. @Lot

    Excellent point. As you note, in addition to discovering the importance of hand hygiene in controlling the transmission of puerpal fever, Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr. also came up with the now-universally used term for a breakthrough technique in surgery — anesthesia.

  172. @Daniel Chieh

    Fun fact: Walter Reed was the one person out of his medical team investigating the etiology, pathogenesis, and transmission of yellow fever who did not allow himself to be bitten by Aedes Aegypti mosquitoes — suspected as one of several potential vectors for transmission of the disease. One of the the other MDs died of the disease; pretty much disproving the fomite theory of transmission. He didn’t get a hospital named after him, though.

  173. eah says:
    @eah

    natural, healthy

    This guy is a state representative.

  174. @Lot

    And in Mexico the 10% white population still basically runs the country, and has done so for 200 years.

    But we don’t want to live in a Sh!tH01e like Mexico. The interesting question is how to we prevent America from becoming Mexico. Because that is exactly the Democrat model – they have doubled down on ruling Hell instead of living in Heaven.

  175. @Altai

    In turn the Rhodes Must Fall movement, which also attacked other statues, names and paintings of whites as colonialism, inspired the statue toppling craze that initially started with demands by a South African Rhodes Scholar at Oxford to remove the statue of Rhodes there.

    Yet you never seem to see an “Oppenheimer must fall” movement, even though they’re still in power in SA financially, and their protégé, Cyril Ramaphosa, heads the government now. Odd.

    Oh wait — actually there was an “Oppenheimer must fall” movement — only under the misleading name of a campaign against “white monopoly capital.” Didn’t seem to work out so well, really. How are Zuma and the Guptas doing these days?

    takimag.com/article/white_monopoly_capital_vs_white_privilege_steve_sailer/

    • Replies: @Anonymous
  176. @Barnard

    On the theory that the more you kowtow to the diversity industry the less the likelihood that their mighty lawfare apparatus will be aimed your way.

  177. Corvinus says:

    “The dominant aspect of the spirit of the age is childishness. These are the kind of gestures that spoiled children would come up with.:

    Yes and no.

    Yes, because it’s the leaders of a prestigious institution, and that institution’s history is being erased.

    No, because that institution has the liberty to do what they want with their own property.

    Yes, because we as a society, left and right, are now programmed to overreact.

    No, because the paintings are simply being located o other places in that institution for public viewing.

    “Very grown-up …”

    Like this man. Perhaps we should NOTICE.

    https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/politics/onpolitics/2018/06/19/corey-lewandowski-mocks-migrant-girl-down-syndrome/716645002/

    • Replies: @Jenner Ickham Errican
  178. @Steve from Detroit

    At the very least, they trick/force them into situations where they have total leverage over them: blackmail, threats, drugs, faked pictures, etc. Apparently this is common knowledge in other countries less dominated by the CIA, according to convos I’ve had.

  179. gregor says:
    @Kyle Searle

    The SPLC expends 99.9% of their energy attacking promotion (or even awareness) of White interests with the remainder being token criticism of Black nationalists, etc. Here we see them walking back only some of the token non-White criticism (Muslim reformers in this case). And the money is earmarked for “fighting anti-Muslim bigotry.”

  180. Pics refs unpersons. Double plus ungood.

  181. @Corvinus

    Like this man. Perhaps we should NOTICE.

    Thanks for the link. That was pretty funny. Although Corey should have drawn out the notes for maximum mocking effect.

  182. Anonymous[306] • Disclaimer says:
    @attilathehen

    This is fascinating. The West (which is not black/Asian/Jewish/Muslim) and the institutions it built are being dismantled by the non-Westerners. And not a peep from Westerners.

    How is the dispersion of portraits equivalent to the dismantling of the institutions of the West?

    • Replies: @attilathehen
  183. Anon[306] • Disclaimer says:
    @Dr. X

    Let them have Harvard at 70 percent Asian (no disrespect intended), 20 percent Jewish, 10 percent African American.

  184. Anonymous[421] • Disclaimer says:
    @James Forrestal

    Some whites hit back. The white farmers of South Africa get pushed around because they let themselves be.

    • Replies: @James Forrestal
  185. “He who controls the past …”

    How is this childish?

  186. @SimpleSong

    –Amazingly arrogant. No self awareness whatsoever. A lot of them have been in the diversity pipeline since high school; one that I know went to Exeter for free, then Ivy league undergrad and med school for free. They believe that because they were accepted to these places with scholarships that this proves that they are more intelligent than the Asian guy who went to state. They are like the scarecrow in the Wizard of Oz who believes the diploma gives him brains.

    –Yes despite attending Exeter and being showered with free money they talk constantly about being disadvantaged.

    There is a lot of hand-wringing that many black children fall out of the middle-class as adults. The above is the reason why. There are countless programs designed to help low-income and high-achieving blacks obtain full scholarships to private high schools and elite colleges that are not offered to middle-class blacks. Often these low-income recipients are recent immigrants.

    Mind you, middle-class may only be $45,000 depending on the family size and region of the country. So middle-class black kids are left to figure out the system for themselves and pay full-freight for their education, if they don’t drop out, which happens with regularity at the top HBCUs like Howard and Morehouse.

    I read about a Nigerian, Emmanuel Ohuabunwa, that grumbled a bit about racism, but quickly admitted that he had been treated well by whites in the US. He received a full-ride to Johns Hopkins thanks to a Gates Millenium Scholarship and Yale gave him a full-tuition scholarship for medical school where he earned an MBA in addition to an MD. He arrived in the US at the age of 13 to get a good education because Nigeria’s education system is such a mess.

    –Some of the Nigerians got the Paul and Daisy Soros scholarship for New Americans during med school. Yes that is a thing. The coal miners’ kids get squat.

    I’m aware of the Paul and Daisy Soros scholarship. I was mistakenly under the impression that all of the recipients were actually deserving.

  187. @Ganderson

    Rod Carew is not Jewish. His first wife and his daughters are Jewish. Carew would attend synagogue with them but never converted.

    I doubt Carew is in the book. He was in the Hall of Fame ten years before the book was published. The description on Amazon mentions both Koufax and Greenberg, but no Carew. That would have been quite an omission if Carew were actually in the book.

  188. @ElitistSettler

    Were you born an asshole, or did you grow into one?

  189. Anon[364] • Disclaimer says:
    @Anon

    “A looong time. Whites still run California with like 30% of the population.”

    White/Jewish elites run Ca in the interests of white/Jewish elites.
    White PEOPLE got nothing.

  190. @RadicalCenter

    Radical Center, you have a Chinese wife and Chinese offspring!!! You stated in a comment that your Chinese offspring were learning Mandarin and travel to Taiwan!!!

    You are the traitorous, white-hating, West-hating, pervert!!!

    • LOL: L Woods
    • Replies: @Anonymous
    , @Rosamond Vincy
  191. @Anonymous

    Are you insane? Can you not see what is happening? Confederate statues have been taken down, in some cases destroyed. The RCC is collapsing. The RCC will be gone by 2025 in the USA. The church which helped to create the West has been destroyed by diversity. Starbucks is in the process of collapsing. No WASP graduates of the Ivies have denounced what is happening in the Ivies. The taking down of the portraits is just another battle won in the war against the West.

  192. Anonymous[164] • Disclaimer says:
    @attilathehen

    Now that’s a triggering to behold.

  193. @ElitistSettler

    All is fair in love and war

    Sew the wind, reap the whirlwind. Maybe what you think is a pendulum swinging your direction won’t be a political change, but a great stone that flattens you like a driveway. Isn’t karma big in your culture?

  194. Lot says:
    @Anonymous

    The think huffing ether and laughing gas is safe in moderation, as opposed to glues and solvants.

    I’ve not partaked, but the feeling of having a great idea Holmes describes is an effect of mushrooms and marijuana too.

  195. @Rosamond Vincy

    Once again, your defense of the RCC and degeneracy, in your childish style, is proof of my being right.

    • Replies: @Rosamond Vincy
  196. We’re not allowed to remember the glorious contributions of white men to medicine, science, and civilization.

    But we’re encouraged to remember their role as slave drivers, colonialists, and segregationists.

    The modern view is that whenever white men did anything good, it was only because they held back other races or women, who would have done an even better job if they hadn’t been oppressed. Like they did in Wakanda.

  197. Eagle Eye says:
    @newrouter

    “*26% of Americans can name all 3 branches of our federal govt.
    *33% don’t know ANY branches of our federal govt.”

    Old Cold War joke.

    In America, you know about three branches of government.

    In Soviet Union, three branches of government know about you.

    • Replies: @Dissident
  198. @Anonymous

    (((Fellow White People))) don’t actually “identify” as White. They hate Whites. You know that, right?

  199. Dissident says:
    @Eagle Eye

    In America, you know about three branches of government.

    In Soviet Union, three branches of government know about you.

    Isn’t that a Yakov Smirnoff joke?

    Another one:

    In America, you can always find a party.
    In Soviet Russia, The Party always finds you.

  200. @International Jew

    Only Jews (or Chinese, Negroes, etc.) are so self-obsessed as to have written, or have a market for, such a ridiculous book. Christian, white baseball aficionados, for instance, are interested in great ball players; they don’t much care about them underlying religions and ethnicities of those players.

    • Replies: @International Jew
  201. MBlanc46 says:
    @Barnard

    C’mon, he was DR. Martin Luther King, Jr. He made great advances in doctoring.

  202. @Autochthon

    Well, that’s because you guys invented baseball and still dominate it. Similarly, I guarantee you no one has ever written a book entitled Greatest Jewish Torah Scholars of all Time.

    • Replies: @Autochthon
  203. @attilathehen

    Argumentum ad feminam?

    We could both be wrong, you know.

  204. @International Jew

    Again with the self-obsession. It never ends with Jews. Your analogy is inapposite, because the Torah is intrinsic to – and inseparable from – Judaism. Baseball happens to have been invented and mastered by Christian Americans, but there is nothing intrinsically preventing interest other mastery of baseball by, day, talented, athletic, Tibetan Buddhists, Israeli Jews, or Saudi Mohammadens; by definition, only Jews will have any interest in mastering Torah, just as only Christians will be interested in mastering the New Testament (and, indeed, Greatest Christian Scholars of the New Testament would be the apposite analogy).

    I emphasize my realization that baseball is perhaps more appealing to Christian Americans than others, but it isn’t endemically so, by definition, the way religions by definition are only practiced by their adherents. Anyone can — and many do! – master baseball with no interest or affiliation otherwise whatsoever in American, Christian matters (just ask the Japanese!).

    The majority (I do not say all) of Jews have a kind of personality disorder me masse: they are so lacking in self-awareness they are incapable of realising the problems they experience are largely self-created, and they forever blame external matters, villainising other peoples, because they are incapable, just as the personality disordered are, of saying “maybe it’s me….” Also like a personality disorder, it would be funny, or at least pitiable, if it weren’t so destructive of the rest of us.

    • Replies: @International Jew
  205. @Autochthon

    You wrote all that without even knowing what the Torah is (ie the first five books of what is also the Christian bible).

    If you want to be taken seriously as an antisemite, you’re going to need to do your homework. This guy can be your model:

    https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Johann_Andreas_Eisenmenger

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