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David Goodhart's "The Road to Somewhere"

From the New Statesman, a review by Andrew Marr of The Road to Somewhere by David Goodhart:

… This book by David Goodhart, the founder and former editor of Prospect, is, before everything else, an act of naming. The new tribal division is pretty clear. On the one side stands the liberal Europhile establishment, comfortable about immigration and globalisation, and on the other are those Britons, often far from the metropolis, who are anything but comfortable, who feel left out and left behind. One frequently used shorthand is between “open” and “closed” groups of voters but that also seems mildly propagandistic: “Shall I just put you down as a Closed-Minded, then?”

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Goodhart renames the new tribes the “Anywheres” (roughly 20 to 25 per cent of the population) and the “Somewheres” (about half), with the rest in between. And it broadly works. Those who see the world from anywhere are, he points out, the ones who dominate our culture and society, doing well at school and moving to a residential university, and then into a professional career, often in London or abroad. “Such people have portable ‘achieved’ identities,” he says, “based on educational and career success which makes them . . . comfortable and confident with new places and people.”

Looked for the phrase “based out of” in bios. It used to be that only hitmen identified themselves as “based out of” somewhere.

The rebels are those more rooted in geographical identity – the Scottish farmer, working-class Geordie, Cornish housewife – who find the rapid changes of the modern world unsettling. They are likely to be older and less well educated. “They have lost economically with the decline of well-paid jobs for people without qualifications and culturally, too, with the disappearance of a distinct working-class culture and the marginalisation of their views in the public conversation,” Goodhart writes. He argues that this distinction, emerging from a melange of social and cultural views together with life experiences, matters more than old distinctions of right and left, or social class.

One paradox is that Anywheres tend to have extremely strong prejudices against living just about anywhere, instead paying $4000 per month rent to live in San Francisco, say. Just ask an Anywhere why Queens isn’t good enough for him compared to pricier Brooklyn. He’ll tell you why. …

So this book will make some people very angry. Nowhere is it more provocative than in Goodhart’s assessment of the huge postwar expansion in British higher education. He rightly points out that our somewhat unusual tradition of “boarding universities” separates young people from their parents and communities in ever greater numbers. Universities become the prime seeding ground for liberal/Anywhere identities: indeed, according to a recent survey, only 11 per cent of academics voted Tory in the last general election, and 90 per cent voted to remain in the EU.

 
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    “…“boarding universities” separates young people from their parents and communities in ever greater numbers.”

    Probably a good bit of the reason for “the 60′s” everywhere. Universal higher education made universities large enough to form their own culture and, like many new subcultures, it almost blindly defined itself in opposition to the larger culture in which it was embedded. In some places in the US it defined itself very antagonistically with respect to the then dominant culture.

    But like the monasteries of old, left to its own devices, with direct links to the ruling class, the institution gathers more power and wealth to itself. It always grows, but cannot shrink. The weight of the Dead Hand (mortmain) is upon us.

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    The power of the monolithic Catholic Church was eventually overthrown so there is precidence for overturning our current Cathedral.

    Unfortunately it will require something momentously awful like economic collapse, famine, pestilence or war and may not happen in our lifetimes. The future looks rather Pardo.
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  2. Steve – I am curious if you’ve thought about setting up a Patreon account, so that people can set up a system to donate money to you on a monthly schedule. Maybe they’d take down right wing accounts? MPC/Pleasureman has one (but it’s so small that they probably haven’t noticed it).

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    …only 11 per cent of academics voted Tory in the last general election, and 90 per cent voted to remain in the EU.

    Unbelievable how marxism maintains a romantic hold on intelligent people living in non-marxist societies. (The romance doesn’t exist in any actual marxist society).

    There is a failure of traditionalists to achieve the romantic hold that is crucial to sustaining the civilization. Probably because most “tory” parties across the western world are economic ideologies only. Reagan focused on the mystic chords of memory and won big. The Bushes absolutely don’t give a crap about such things.

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    • Replies: @anonymous
    Academic types are a self -selecting group. They have a certain outlook and and they choose to be in academia to surround themselves with likeminded people.

    You could actually classify many of them as extremists if you measure against the outlooks of the general public. They have had a fair bit of success in shifting the public in their direction over the last decade or two though.

    They see themselves as having outlier opinions because they are well read or smarter than others, but I'm not sold on that idea.
    , @dfordoom

    There is a failure of traditionalists to achieve the romantic hold that is crucial to sustaining the civilization. Probably because most “tory” parties across the western world are economic ideologies only.
     
    Yes, you're spot on.
    , @Colleen Pater
    AIACC america is a communist country, economic marxism failed in white nations because white can do better without it, it had to transform itself into civil service rent seeking to survive at all. By the time this became obvious to the left and they shifted to a sort of corporatist model of not killing the goose, they had also noticed that in the US black civil rights movements instigated by communists were not only having extraordinary success, attracting whites who while unwilling to support communism for themselves were thrilled to signal holiness on behalf of blacks.Unfortunately their were only 10% blacks in the us and almost none in europe.They figured they could scale it creating more minorities, handicapped, women, gays, etc And that while europe couldn't use the slavery meme too well they could simply pretend colonialism was the same thing. Of course this led to the immigration laws or rather subterfuge since no nations people had any idea how many people were pouring in until it was "too late" Thus economic marxism becomes racial marxism power, goods, services,wealth, entire cities and states were redistributed racially, theres really nothing in it for whites in fact its certain genocide, but it makes them feel good inside like religion did for their parents. But it had even greater benefits for the commies, it allowed them to duck the commie tag, they were not redistributing wealth to white proles, white proles are horrible racists we would never do that, we are righting historic wrongs perpetrated by the evil white race on minorities this isn't wealth transfer its stolen property returned.But maybe even better than shedding the commie label was being able to partner with capitalists who wanted cheap labor and open borders.And yes you are correct the frankfurt school deconstruction of western civilization made sure there was no blood and soil religion family etc institutions to resist, the wasps and the bright young things that had been flocking to the cities from the late 1800 through the present had all been met by jewish radicals and mesmerized by the thoroughly modern ideas of progressivism marxism civil rights whatever the eras du jour name was.So the people who were relied upon to resist the dispossession of our nations were in conspiracy with the architects of the dispossession
  4. Anon says:     Show CommentNext New Comment

    Jews are the biggest Anywheres in the world, but they insist that we all better support their brethren Somewheres in Israel.

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    Since end of WWII, most Japanese and Germans were Somewheres living in their own nations, but they did pretty okay.

    And most Swedes stayed in their own nation as Somewheres and did pretty good too.

    Now, all these Somali migrants are Anywheres who move all over. They don’t seem to be particularly successful in Maine or Sweden.

    Also, white elites in Mexico tend to stay put. They do very good for themselves.

    The brown indigenos cross the border and come to the US. The migrate a lot as farm workers, but they pick tomatoes all their lives.

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    Nations with Rule of Law are essentially about Property Rights. Without it, there is nothing.

    Nationalism is collective Property Rights of a people, and globalism is eroding it.

    It’s wrong to rob a person of his private property. It’s far worse to rob an entire people of their national property. After all, even when Russians lost their private property under communism, they still had their national property. But when Nazi Germans came to take that way, it was struggle for survival.

    More important than private property rights are national property rights.

    Globalism is confiscation of entire nations by elites.

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    • Agree: Old fogey
    • Replies: @bored identity



    Nationalism is collective Property Rights of a people

     

    Anywheresism and Let Gibs Away Property Rights of a People mentality
    will blowback eventually.

    Khmer Rouge style.
    , @ThreeCranes
    This comment is so spare, cut so close to the bone with a very sharp knife that it could be taken as trite or cliche. It is the mark of a very good mind to be able to say so much with so few words.
    , @Bill B.

    Globalism is confiscation of entire nations by elites.
     
    When I was a boy: "It is irresponsible to have children in this overcrowded world. Anyway marriage is out of date."

    Now the same people say: "You have to be replaced because you were too decadent to have children. Serve you right for not having strong family values."

  7. One frequently used shorthand is between “open” and “closed” groups of voters but that also seems mildly propagandistic: “Shall I just put you down as a Closed-Minded, then?”

    I too have a propagandistic structure I like to use: “Shall I just put you down as being in favor of imposing Open Marriage on your traditional spouse, then?” In a model which excludes the option of divorce, what responsibilities does one spouse have to the other when the issue comes to changing the nature of the marriage?

    “They have lost economically with the decline of well-paid jobs for people without qualifications and culturally,

    Again with the passive voice. Poor people, they were just living there, right in the path of the tsunami. Just dumb luck that they all got swept out to sea.

    The changes in the economy and labor market arose due to choices which were made, choices designed to benefit certain classes of people, choices devised and implemented by the “Opens” to benefit the “Opens.” How surprising is it that the “Opens” like the reforms that they’ve implemented?

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    • Replies: @Anonym
    I too have a propagandistic structure I like to use: “Shall I just put you down as being in favor of imposing Open Marriage on your traditional spouse, then?” In a model which excludes the option of divorce, what responsibilities does one spouse have to the other when the issue comes to changing the nature of the marriage?

    Goodhart is making some broad oversimplifications here. There are quite a few intelligent and/or wealthy people, not necessarily provincial, who oppose race replacement in white countries. It is a race to the bottom. What do the liberals hope to achieve? They are willing to sell the future of their children to the highest bidder, what hope do they have of making it as a diaspora people? Because that's the end game they are playing for. That way lies ruin.

    Why is being open-minded to the genocide of your own kind a mark of anything but idiocy?

    "Here, take this loaded .45. Put it to your temple. Be open minded - pull the trigger, why not find out what happens next? What's that you say, in practically every other country in the world except white countries, committing suicide is frowned upon, and they aren't called racist bigots for refusing? Well, that's different, they have their own culture and it's a beautiful thing, you close-minded bigot."
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    I have the best compromise. Since Anywheres are fine anywhere, I suggest all the Anywheres in UK to just leave and go live in Africa, Middle East, Asian, and Latin America AND DON’T COME BACK. Just move around. Since they thrive on being anywhere, there’s no reason for them to stay in UK.

    As for the Somewheres in UK, let them stay in their homeland an d keep it. Everyone’s happy.

    All the British Anywheres in London. LEAVE and go settle in Uganda, Zimbabwe, Bolivia, and Afghanistan.

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    @Anonymous
    ...only 11 per cent of academics voted Tory in the last general election, and 90 per cent voted to remain in the EU.

    Unbelievable how marxism maintains a romantic hold on intelligent people living in non-marxist societies. (The romance doesn't exist in any actual marxist society).

    There is a failure of traditionalists to achieve the romantic hold that is crucial to sustaining the civilization. Probably because most "tory" parties across the western world are economic ideologies only. Reagan focused on the mystic chords of memory and won big. The Bushes absolutely don't give a crap about such things.

    Academic types are a self -selecting group. They have a certain outlook and and they choose to be in academia to surround themselves with likeminded people.

    You could actually classify many of them as extremists if you measure against the outlooks of the general public. They have had a fair bit of success in shifting the public in their direction over the last decade or two though.

    They see themselves as having outlier opinions because they are well read or smarter than others, but I’m not sold on that idea.

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  10. “They have lost economically with the decline of well-paid jobs for people without qualifications and culturally, too, with the disappearance of a distinct working-class culture and the marginalisation of their views in the public conversation,” Goodhart writes. He argues that this distinction, emerging from a melange of social and cultural views together with life experiences, matters more than old distinctions of right and left, or social class.

    Well said.

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    ’90% of academics voted to remain in the EU’.

    *That* is the best possible endorsement and confirmation of brexit you’ll ever get.

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  12. Speaking of borders and globalization, remember when Obama got in trouble for his views on Israel’s 1967 borders? The media and political class went nuts. Even Democrats abandoned our president.

    Steve Sailer had good commentary on this.

    http://isteve.blogspot.com/2011/05/bibi-bandwagon-gains-momentum.html

    Poor Obama figured he could take a gentle swipe at Bibi, thought he could articulate American policy without clearing every jot and tittle with Bibi beforehand, because Bibi is the equivalent of a Republican in Israel, so the President would at least have the Democrats in America on his side out of sheer partisanship. He didn’t realize that in the U.S. Congress, “Politics stops at the border (of Israel).”

    Here’s the irony. The GOP is, more or less, the party of WGPs — White Gentile People, the heart of the nation. But, normal, natural national feelings among WGPs have been so demonized over the years that they’ve adopted a foreign nationalist politician, Bibi Netanyahu, as their proxy so they can enjoy nationalism by proxy.

    Apparently when it comes to some countries (well one country in particular), borders remain sacrosanct.

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    The Gomez-They guy….

    Is that only about gender politics or number politics? Is that the new thing?

    Can something be number-neutral? Or trans-numerical? Or bi-numerical?

    Suppose my teacher says my math answer is wrong, but I say I’m anumerical?

    Or suppose we rise up against 0-tyranny. Notice how so much of everything is organized around 0′s. 10′s, 100′s, 1000′s, and etc.

    That 0-talitarian.

    And why must we all use Arabic numerals? What about other systems?

    And who is to say someone with billion dollars is richer than someone with million dollars? He just has more 0′s.

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  14. @TangoMan
    One frequently used shorthand is between “open” and “closed” groups of voters but that also seems mildly propagandistic: “Shall I just put you down as a Closed-Minded, then?”

    I too have a propagandistic structure I like to use: "Shall I just put you down as being in favor of imposing Open Marriage on your traditional spouse, then?" In a model which excludes the option of divorce, what responsibilities does one spouse have to the other when the issue comes to changing the nature of the marriage?

    “They have lost economically with the decline of well-paid jobs for people without qualifications and culturally,

    Again with the passive voice. Poor people, they were just living there, right in the path of the tsunami. Just dumb luck that they all got swept out to sea.

    The changes in the economy and labor market arose due to choices which were made, choices designed to benefit certain classes of people, choices devised and implemented by the "Opens" to benefit the "Opens." How surprising is it that the "Opens" like the reforms that they've implemented?

    I too have a propagandistic structure I like to use: “Shall I just put you down as being in favor of imposing Open Marriage on your traditional spouse, then?” In a model which excludes the option of divorce, what responsibilities does one spouse have to the other when the issue comes to changing the nature of the marriage?

    Goodhart is making some broad oversimplifications here. There are quite a few intelligent and/or wealthy people, not necessarily provincial, who oppose race replacement in white countries. It is a race to the bottom. What do the liberals hope to achieve? They are willing to sell the future of their children to the highest bidder, what hope do they have of making it as a diaspora people? Because that’s the end game they are playing for. That way lies ruin.

    Why is being open-minded to the genocide of your own kind a mark of anything but idiocy?

    “Here, take this loaded .45. Put it to your temple. Be open minded – pull the trigger, why not find out what happens next? What’s that you say, in practically every other country in the world except white countries, committing suicide is frowned upon, and they aren’t called racist bigots for refusing? Well, that’s different, they have their own culture and it’s a beautiful thing, you close-minded bigot.”

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  15. @Anon
    Nations with Rule of Law are essentially about Property Rights. Without it, there is nothing.

    Nationalism is collective Property Rights of a people, and globalism is eroding it.

    It's wrong to rob a person of his private property. It's far worse to rob an entire people of their national property. After all, even when Russians lost their private property under communism, they still had their national property. But when Nazi Germans came to take that way, it was struggle for survival.

    More important than private property rights are national property rights.

    Globalism is confiscation of entire nations by elites.

    Nationalism is collective Property Rights of a people

    Anywheresism and Let Gibs Away Property Rights of a People mentality
    will blowback eventually.

    Khmer Rouge style.

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  16. Independent of all this accepting different people, being “open” to different cultures, etc.. People do have to move. And the people that do move will do better.

    They don’t have to move to San Francisco, but a guy from Appalachia would do a hell of a lot better if he moved to a metro-ATL suburb ~30miles outside the city for 100x the opportunity he has now. I only say metro-ATL because that’s where I live and I know it’s affordable for a lower middle class type person. I’m sure dozens of these places exist that are high growth and cheap. With the shifting economy, rural America is dead in my opinion until we extensively develop around the rest of the urban centers.

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  17. OT A few days ago Kurdish boy was beaten almost to death by a mob in the London suburb of Croydon.

    Any mention of the race of the attackers was studiously avoided:

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-london-39470487

    That gave us a clue. And this morning, voilà :

    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2017/04/03/police-reveal-cctv-three-croydon-suspects-emerges-20-people/

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    When I saw the reports I thought that a mob of 20 violent people in Croydon are more likely to be black than white these days - naturally the media coverage is giving the impression that racist whites, probably Daily Mail readers and Brexit voters, are to blame.

    "Suppressio veri, suggestio falsi" - to suppress a truth is to suggest a falsehood.

    I noted Jonathan Freedland's Guardian review of Goodhart the other day, in which he suggested the natives could take a leaf from the Torah. If they did he'd be the first to shout "racist".


    “Perhaps my own experience as a member of Britain’s Jewish community has skewed my perspective, but I’d suggest that the very qualities Goodhart most admires among the Somewheres – including neighbourliness, trust and a sense of shared destiny – are to be found in Britain’s minorities.”
     
    , @anon
    now they're identified the BBC will quietly drop it
    , @res
    From the latter article (emphasis mine):

    Brother and sister Danyelle, 24 and Daryl Davis, 20, of Laurel Crescent, Croydon, are both charged with violent disorder following the attack on the asylum seeker on Friday evening.

    Brothers George, 20, and Jack Walder, of Myrtle Road, Croydon are also both charged with violent disorder.

    George was additionally charged with racially aggravated grievous bodily harm.

    Another man, 20 year old Barry Potts, of Fir Tree Gardens, also faces a charge of violent disorder.

    All five are due to appear at Croydon Magistrates' Court on Monday.

    On Sunday police arrested a 23 year old man and a 17 year old girl on suspicion of attempted murder and violent disorder.

    This morning a 19-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of attempted murder and violent disorder.
     
    Intriguing that only some of the names were given and those weren't incredibly suggestive of race (I suppose Danyelle and Daryl are somewhat). I wonder if we would see a pattern with the names which were omitted?
    , @Old fogey
    Thank you for the link, Jimmy.
  18. doing well at school and moving to a residential university, and then into a professional career, often in London or abroad. “Such people have portable ‘achieved’ identities,” he says, “based on educational and career success which makes them . . . comfortable and confident with new places and people.”

    “portable achieved identities” and the following description in the paragraph indicates they don’t really have a formed personality, cultural connections or much of anything. For all intents they are just a well educated drone working in some office cube in the private sector or for the government. The rootless cosmopolitan who values nothing and believes in nothing except career and novelty like some infantile adult.

    I can see the role those boarding schools play. Instead of forming lasting experiences and connections at home and in the community they’re stuck in a what amounts to a place that strips them of their personality to a large extent and remolds them to what their schoolmasters and curriculum. Cults do the same thing, they take a prospect and isolate him from society for a extended period and surround him with like minded victims for long term indoctrination. The end product isn’t a well rounded person but a stunted adult.

    The “anywheres “are basically’s Z’s “cloud people” they have no cultural or community attachments and none for their country or peoples who dwell within it and are socially and economically isolated from it as well.

    That said, in almost every respect they are also a threat to Western civilization, community, clan, home and family. Because they see no use for any of it and they mostly run the U.S. and England from behind the scenes.

    Africans and Muslims in terms of threats to our society are nothing compared to these “cloud people” or “anywheres”. In fact these minorities wouldn’t be a issue if it wasn’t for them.

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    • Agree: dfordoom
    • Replies: @Thea
    Right, white liberals, even Gentile, have always been the true threat. They are true believers that what they are doing is for our own good. Their zeal is unquenchable.


    The "achieved" is quite self congratulatory. through no action of their own they were born with a high enough IQ to finish college. A person with a below average IQ who works menial labor achieves just as much per intellectual ability.
  19. This is Andrew Marr back in 1999 discussing the need to crush popular resistance to mass immigration and ethnic enrichment:

    And the final answer, frankly, is the vigorous use of state power to coerce and repress. It may be my Presbyterian background, but I firmly believe that repression can be a great, civilising instrument for good. Stamp hard on certain ‘natural’ beliefs for long enough and you can almost kill them off. The police are first in line to be burdened further, but a new Race Relations Act will impose the will of the state on millions of other lives too.

    Poor? Stupid? Racist? Then don’t listen to a pampered white liberal like me…

    Those views have been standard in the BBC and the rest of Britain’s so-called liberal establishment for decades.

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    This is Andrew Marr back in 1999 discussing the need to crush popular resistance to mass immigration and ethnic enrichment:
     
    Marr's face when he recently interviewed Marine Le Pen was a study in unconcealed contempt.

    I look forward to reading Goodhart's book but in my own experience I often wonder how truly anywhere many of the Anywhere's actually are.

    It seems to me that many, as they age, slowly realize that there is in fact a physical place they recognize as 'home' and that they are likely always 'other' elsewhere.

    I think many Anywhere's have a dilettante mindset that allows them to assume that 'their' culture will always exist somehow even as they wallow in alien cultures or affect to fly above it all. Of course the circumstances of their lives often does not allow them to act on this or even admit it.

    Perhaps a bit like Santayana's Englishman abroad:

    "His adventures are all external ; they change him so little
    that he is not afraid of them. He carries his English
    weather in his heart wherever he goes..."

    (But substitute comforting liberal shibboleths and boring home for 'English weather'.)
  20. One paradox is that Anywheres tend to have extremely strong prejudices against living just about anywhere, instead paying $4000 per month rent to live in San Francisco, say.

    This is because Anywhere’s increasingly have their own culture, one that is replicated in the wealthy cities of the 1st world. The culture of Brooklyn has more in common with the culture of London than it does with Newburgh just up the river. Anywhere’s like to wax poetically on their cultural diversity and global identity while enjoying their coffee in a cafe that looks exactly like the one around the corner from home, and staying in an AirBnB that is decorated just like their own apartment.

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    who find the rapid changes of the modern world unsettling

    the somewheres know the media version of reality is a total lie

    the anywheres don’t – they’ve been lied to from cradle to grave by academia and media – they believe they are well informed because they consume so much misinformation but they haven’t a clue

    Goodhart is trying to prod their behavior without challenging the lies – basically calling for them to have mercy on the somewheres. the media’s lies are too strong though. the anywheres will cheer the destruction of the somewheres to the end – and then it will be their turn

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  22. @jimmyriddle
    OT A few days ago Kurdish boy was beaten almost to death by a mob in the London suburb of Croydon.

    Any mention of the race of the attackers was studiously avoided:
    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-london-39470487

    That gave us a clue. And this morning, voilà :

    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2017/04/03/police-reveal-cctv-three-croydon-suspects-emerges-20-people/

    When I saw the reports I thought that a mob of 20 violent people in Croydon are more likely to be black than white these days – naturally the media coverage is giving the impression that racist whites, probably Daily Mail readers and Brexit voters, are to blame.

    “Suppressio veri, suggestio falsi” – to suppress a truth is to suggest a falsehood.

    I noted Jonathan Freedland’s Guardian review of Goodhart the other day, in which he suggested the natives could take a leaf from the Torah. If they did he’d be the first to shout “racist”.

    “Perhaps my own experience as a member of Britain’s Jewish community has skewed my perspective, but I’d suggest that the very qualities Goodhart most admires among the Somewheres – including neighbourliness, trust and a sense of shared destiny – are to be found in Britain’s minorities.”

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    Perhaps my own experience as a member of Britain’s Jewish community has skewed my perspective
     
    Excellent, he should put this at the top of everything he writes from now on.
  23. anon says:     Show CommentNext New Comment
    @jimmyriddle
    OT A few days ago Kurdish boy was beaten almost to death by a mob in the London suburb of Croydon.

    Any mention of the race of the attackers was studiously avoided:
    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-london-39470487

    That gave us a clue. And this morning, voilà :

    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2017/04/03/police-reveal-cctv-three-croydon-suspects-emerges-20-people/

    now they’re identified the BBC will quietly drop it

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  24. @Anon
    Nations with Rule of Law are essentially about Property Rights. Without it, there is nothing.

    Nationalism is collective Property Rights of a people, and globalism is eroding it.

    It's wrong to rob a person of his private property. It's far worse to rob an entire people of their national property. After all, even when Russians lost their private property under communism, they still had their national property. But when Nazi Germans came to take that way, it was struggle for survival.

    More important than private property rights are national property rights.

    Globalism is confiscation of entire nations by elites.

    This comment is so spare, cut so close to the bone with a very sharp knife that it could be taken as trite or cliche. It is the mark of a very good mind to be able to say so much with so few words.

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  25. A young “anywhere” I know was indignant when his employer wanted him to move from London to Miami.

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  26. @Anonymous
    ...only 11 per cent of academics voted Tory in the last general election, and 90 per cent voted to remain in the EU.

    Unbelievable how marxism maintains a romantic hold on intelligent people living in non-marxist societies. (The romance doesn't exist in any actual marxist society).

    There is a failure of traditionalists to achieve the romantic hold that is crucial to sustaining the civilization. Probably because most "tory" parties across the western world are economic ideologies only. Reagan focused on the mystic chords of memory and won big. The Bushes absolutely don't give a crap about such things.

    There is a failure of traditionalists to achieve the romantic hold that is crucial to sustaining the civilization. Probably because most “tory” parties across the western world are economic ideologies only.

    Yes, you’re spot on.

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  27. Just ask an Anywhere why Queens isn’t good enough for him compared to pricier Brooklyn. He’ll tell you why. …

    Will he? Or will he talk about “good schools”, “light rail” and “gay friendly”?

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  28. @anonymous
    "...“boarding universities” separates young people from their parents and communities in ever greater numbers."

    Probably a good bit of the reason for "the 60's" everywhere. Universal higher education made universities large enough to form their own culture and, like many new subcultures, it almost blindly defined itself in opposition to the larger culture in which it was embedded. In some places in the US it defined itself very antagonistically with respect to the then dominant culture.

    But like the monasteries of old, left to its own devices, with direct links to the ruling class, the institution gathers more power and wealth to itself. It always grows, but cannot shrink. The weight of the Dead Hand (mortmain) is upon us.

    The power of the monolithic Catholic Church was eventually overthrown so there is precidence for overturning our current Cathedral.

    Unfortunately it will require something momentously awful like economic collapse, famine, pestilence or war and may not happen in our lifetimes. The future looks rather Pardo.

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  29. @Rod1963

    doing well at school and moving to a residential university, and then into a professional career, often in London or abroad. “Such people have portable ‘achieved’ identities,” he says, “based on educational and career success which makes them . . . comfortable and confident with new places and people.”
     
    "portable achieved identities" and the following description in the paragraph indicates they don't really have a formed personality, cultural connections or much of anything. For all intents they are just a well educated drone working in some office cube in the private sector or for the government. The rootless cosmopolitan who values nothing and believes in nothing except career and novelty like some infantile adult.

    I can see the role those boarding schools play. Instead of forming lasting experiences and connections at home and in the community they're stuck in a what amounts to a place that strips them of their personality to a large extent and remolds them to what their schoolmasters and curriculum. Cults do the same thing, they take a prospect and isolate him from society for a extended period and surround him with like minded victims for long term indoctrination. The end product isn't a well rounded person but a stunted adult.

    The "anywheres "are basically's Z's "cloud people" they have no cultural or community attachments and none for their country or peoples who dwell within it and are socially and economically isolated from it as well.

    That said, in almost every respect they are also a threat to Western civilization, community, clan, home and family. Because they see no use for any of it and they mostly run the U.S. and England from behind the scenes.

    Africans and Muslims in terms of threats to our society are nothing compared to these "cloud people" or "anywheres". In fact these minorities wouldn't be a issue if it wasn't for them.

    Right, white liberals, even Gentile, have always been the true threat. They are true believers that what they are doing is for our own good. Their zeal is unquenchable.

    The “achieved” is quite self congratulatory. through no action of their own they were born with a high enough IQ to finish college. A person with a below average IQ who works menial labor achieves just as much per intellectual ability.

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  30. Looked for the phrase “based out of” in bios. It used to be that only hitmen identified themselves as “based out of” somewhere.

    Google Ngram Viewer for ‘based out of’

    I found that surprisingly interesting Blips just before the Civil War and Great Depression with decline to zero between them and during the later part of the Depression followed by a steady rise beginning just before the US entered WWII. Then a blast off beginning in the late 1970s which has yet to subside.

    I would have expected a correlation with internationalism, but notice no use in the years leading up to WWI. It seems more a just before a crisis correlation (but again, no pre-WWI blip), but what do others think?

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    The pre-Civil War blip is small and may just be a statistical artifact, e.g., another phrase that happens to include the three words. The 1930's bump has an engagingly Runyonesque pretentious cynicism. Since the 1970s, it's been just plain pretentious, though.
  31. @jimmyriddle
    OT A few days ago Kurdish boy was beaten almost to death by a mob in the London suburb of Croydon.

    Any mention of the race of the attackers was studiously avoided:
    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-london-39470487

    That gave us a clue. And this morning, voilà :

    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2017/04/03/police-reveal-cctv-three-croydon-suspects-emerges-20-people/

    From the latter article (emphasis mine):

    Brother and sister Danyelle, 24 and Daryl Davis, 20, of Laurel Crescent, Croydon, are both charged with violent disorder following the attack on the asylum seeker on Friday evening.

    Brothers George, 20, and Jack Walder, of Myrtle Road, Croydon are also both charged with violent disorder.

    George was additionally charged with racially aggravated grievous bodily harm.

    Another man, 20 year old Barry Potts, of Fir Tree Gardens, also faces a charge of violent disorder.

    All five are due to appear at Croydon Magistrates’ Court on Monday.

    On Sunday police arrested a 23 year old man and a 17 year old girl on suspicion of attempted murder and violent disorder.

    This morning a 19-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of attempted murder and violent disorder.

    Intriguing that only some of the names were given and those weren’t incredibly suggestive of race (I suppose Danyelle and Daryl are somewhat). I wonder if we would see a pattern with the names which were omitted?

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    • Replies: @Anonymous Nephew
    The Davises and the Walders are in fact all white, so this one will run and run. The police 'wanted' CCTV showed two black and one white person. Do they have mixed gangs round there these days?

    https://www.thesun.co.uk/news/3240716/teen-asylum-seeker-hate-attack-croydon-recker-ahmed/

  32. @res
    From the latter article (emphasis mine):

    Brother and sister Danyelle, 24 and Daryl Davis, 20, of Laurel Crescent, Croydon, are both charged with violent disorder following the attack on the asylum seeker on Friday evening.

    Brothers George, 20, and Jack Walder, of Myrtle Road, Croydon are also both charged with violent disorder.

    George was additionally charged with racially aggravated grievous bodily harm.

    Another man, 20 year old Barry Potts, of Fir Tree Gardens, also faces a charge of violent disorder.

    All five are due to appear at Croydon Magistrates' Court on Monday.

    On Sunday police arrested a 23 year old man and a 17 year old girl on suspicion of attempted murder and violent disorder.

    This morning a 19-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of attempted murder and violent disorder.
     
    Intriguing that only some of the names were given and those weren't incredibly suggestive of race (I suppose Danyelle and Daryl are somewhat). I wonder if we would see a pattern with the names which were omitted?

    The Davises and the Walders are in fact all white, so this one will run and run. The police ‘wanted’ CCTV showed two black and one white person. Do they have mixed gangs round there these days?

    https://www.thesun.co.uk/news/3240716/teen-asylum-seeker-hate-attack-croydon-recker-ahmed/

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    • Replies: @res
    Thanks for the followup. I wonder what the reality of this incident was. I find it suggestive that there is a comments link at the Sun article but it appears to be nonfunctional.

    I particularly "enjoyed" the positive coverage of the pro-refugee graffiti.
    , @anon
    the cctv pictures are here

    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2017/04/03/police-reveal-cctv-three-croydon-suspects-emerges-20-people/

    the police seem to have only arrested the white ones - or arrested them first - to give the media the opportunity to set the scene before they arrest the black ones. they did the same thing after the London riots - put the white ones through court first to distort people's perception.

    Do they have mixed gangs round there these days?
     
    I doubt they were a gang - just a group of people leaving a pub (although there may have been a gang contained within that group). The housing situation in the poor areas is very bad because of open borders so everyone in those places hates the refugees. The people spraying "refugees welcome" will be stray SJWs from more prosperous backgrounds.
  33. @Anonymous
    ...only 11 per cent of academics voted Tory in the last general election, and 90 per cent voted to remain in the EU.

    Unbelievable how marxism maintains a romantic hold on intelligent people living in non-marxist societies. (The romance doesn't exist in any actual marxist society).

    There is a failure of traditionalists to achieve the romantic hold that is crucial to sustaining the civilization. Probably because most "tory" parties across the western world are economic ideologies only. Reagan focused on the mystic chords of memory and won big. The Bushes absolutely don't give a crap about such things.

    AIACC america is a communist country, economic marxism failed in white nations because white can do better without it, it had to transform itself into civil service rent seeking to survive at all. By the time this became obvious to the left and they shifted to a sort of corporatist model of not killing the goose, they had also noticed that in the US black civil rights movements instigated by communists were not only having extraordinary success, attracting whites who while unwilling to support communism for themselves were thrilled to signal holiness on behalf of blacks.Unfortunately their were only 10% blacks in the us and almost none in europe.They figured they could scale it creating more minorities, handicapped, women, gays, etc And that while europe couldn’t use the slavery meme too well they could simply pretend colonialism was the same thing. Of course this led to the immigration laws or rather subterfuge since no nations people had any idea how many people were pouring in until it was “too late” Thus economic marxism becomes racial marxism power, goods, services,wealth, entire cities and states were redistributed racially, theres really nothing in it for whites in fact its certain genocide, but it makes them feel good inside like religion did for their parents. But it had even greater benefits for the commies, it allowed them to duck the commie tag, they were not redistributing wealth to white proles, white proles are horrible racists we would never do that, we are righting historic wrongs perpetrated by the evil white race on minorities this isn’t wealth transfer its stolen property returned.But maybe even better than shedding the commie label was being able to partner with capitalists who wanted cheap labor and open borders.And yes you are correct the frankfurt school deconstruction of western civilization made sure there was no blood and soil religion family etc institutions to resist, the wasps and the bright young things that had been flocking to the cities from the late 1800 through the present had all been met by jewish radicals and mesmerized by the thoroughly modern ideas of progressivism marxism civil rights whatever the eras du jour name was.So the people who were relied upon to resist the dispossession of our nations were in conspiracy with the architects of the dispossession

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  34. By almost any metric I should gravitate to the “anywhere” group [genetics, upbringing, college, graduate school, international travel, internships and jobs] yet I am the precise opposite. While I am in no way uncomfortable traveling and meeting new people, doing so is precisely what finally taught me the value in the quotidian, the regular, the normal, every-day experiences and the comfort of being amongst one’s own. Had my childhood not been rooted in that very safe and predictable structure and institutions bequeathed by generations of hard-working “somewheres,” any genetic abilities or personal aspirations would have been for naught.

    While I in no way advocate ancestor worship, particularly of my own, I find kinism [the Great Commission does not abolish but rather redeems the nations] to be a very comfortable intellectual and social fit.

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  35. @Anonymous Nephew
    When I saw the reports I thought that a mob of 20 violent people in Croydon are more likely to be black than white these days - naturally the media coverage is giving the impression that racist whites, probably Daily Mail readers and Brexit voters, are to blame.

    "Suppressio veri, suggestio falsi" - to suppress a truth is to suggest a falsehood.

    I noted Jonathan Freedland's Guardian review of Goodhart the other day, in which he suggested the natives could take a leaf from the Torah. If they did he'd be the first to shout "racist".


    “Perhaps my own experience as a member of Britain’s Jewish community has skewed my perspective, but I’d suggest that the very qualities Goodhart most admires among the Somewheres – including neighbourliness, trust and a sense of shared destiny – are to be found in Britain’s minorities.”
     

    Perhaps my own experience as a member of Britain’s Jewish community has skewed my perspective

    Excellent, he should put this at the top of everything he writes from now on.

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  36. @Anonymous Nephew
    The Davises and the Walders are in fact all white, so this one will run and run. The police 'wanted' CCTV showed two black and one white person. Do they have mixed gangs round there these days?

    https://www.thesun.co.uk/news/3240716/teen-asylum-seeker-hate-attack-croydon-recker-ahmed/

    Thanks for the followup. I wonder what the reality of this incident was. I find it suggestive that there is a comments link at the Sun article but it appears to be nonfunctional.

    I particularly “enjoyed” the positive coverage of the pro-refugee graffiti.

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    • Replies: @Anonymous Nephew
    Anti-"refugee" graffiti would be a hate crime in itself, but pro-"refugee" graffiti is noble.
  37. @res
    Thanks for the followup. I wonder what the reality of this incident was. I find it suggestive that there is a comments link at the Sun article but it appears to be nonfunctional.

    I particularly "enjoyed" the positive coverage of the pro-refugee graffiti.

    Anti-”refugee” graffiti would be a hate crime in itself, but pro-”refugee” graffiti is noble.

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  38. I used to wonder why, under Pol Pot’s Khmer Rouge, it was the better-educated, presumably more intelligent people who were systematically exterminated.

    The more I read about the so-called “Anywhere” people, the more I get it.

    “Let them eat cake” drips from every line written by these boneheads. When the wheels finally come off the cart for this borrow-spend-berate trend, I sincerely hope these boneheads are the ones lined up for Madame G.

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    "I used to wonder why, under Pol Pot’s Khmer Rouge, it was the better-educated, presumably more intelligent people who were systematically exterminated."

    Ironically, Khmer Rougers were themselves Anywheres. They were trained in France.

    Their radical project was a great great contradiction.

    In one way, they were trying to uproot Cambodians from their traditional way of life. Religions were destroyed, families were separated, kids were told to report on parents, and etc. The concept of Year Zero said History Begins Now. Forget all that had been.

    On the other hand, Khmer Rouge forced everyone into the countryside, the most traditional part of a society and forced them to reconnect with the soil and 'honest labor'.
  39. Just ask an Anywhere why Queens isn’t good enough for him compared to pricier Brooklyn. He’ll tell you why..

    I’m not sure I get at what you mean here.

    I know NYC pretty well, having lived there recently and having travellwd extensively around all 5 boroughs and I honestly don’t know what you mean.

    Staying out of the Bronx and Staten Island I get but Brooklyn v. Queens?

    Parts of Brooklyn are more fashionable but nearby are some really (nyc-relative) cheap places in Bed-Sty.

    Queens OTOH has LI City and Astoria ans even the pretty safe Orientalvilles nearby.

    The matter of fashionableness as well as proximuty to the city are what matter.

    Then again, your point makes sense inasmuch as there are now more businesses for white people located in edge-of-city Brooklyn than Queens (primarily Vice, which is why they vanished into boringness a few years ago).

    Still, most people work in the city and tgere are absolutely wonderful queens neighborhoods for it.

    Heck, more whites live in places like Kew Garden Hills to work in the city than live in Brooklyn’s Canarsie to do the same.

    (Again, an accident. 30 years ago Canarsie was gentrifying fast before it inploded for some reason I can’t guess at.)

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    Anywheres may be more successful as individuals but not as a people. They will fade and disappear.

    Suppose some Englishmen stick to their own communities in England. Their prospects are limited because they remain in their own towns and places and stick to their identity and territory.
    In contrast, suppose some Englishmen go to Dubai, Hong Kong, Nairobi, and Mumbai for economic opportunities. As expatriates, suppose they luck out and make good money. So, as individuals, they are more successful. But cut off from their own roots, people, and culture, they and especially their kids will lose a sense of who they are. Suppose these whites intermarry with locals and later their kids intermarry with other races even more. They have lost a sense of who they are. And people with weak identities tend to become confused and lost in the end.

    Anywheres trade long-term survival for short-term success.

    Also, we must keep in mind that Anglos who settled the US, Canada, and Australia were not really Anywheres. They were neo-Somewheres looking for places of new permanent settlement.

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  41. Anon says:     Show CommentNext New Comment
    @dc.sunsets
    I used to wonder why, under Pol Pot's Khmer Rouge, it was the better-educated, presumably more intelligent people who were systematically exterminated.

    The more I read about the so-called "Anywhere" people, the more I get it.

    "Let them eat cake" drips from every line written by these boneheads. When the wheels finally come off the cart for this borrow-spend-berate trend, I sincerely hope these boneheads are the ones lined up for Madame G.

    “I used to wonder why, under Pol Pot’s Khmer Rouge, it was the better-educated, presumably more intelligent people who were systematically exterminated.”

    Ironically, Khmer Rougers were themselves Anywheres. They were trained in France.

    Their radical project was a great great contradiction.

    In one way, they were trying to uproot Cambodians from their traditional way of life. Religions were destroyed, families were separated, kids were told to report on parents, and etc. The concept of Year Zero said History Begins Now. Forget all that had been.

    On the other hand, Khmer Rouge forced everyone into the countryside, the most traditional part of a society and forced them to reconnect with the soil and ‘honest labor’.

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  42. Road to Somewhere detour now routes by Wigan Pier. No parking. Lock up your valuables. Don’t travel after dark.

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    There is also core-somewhere-and-chore-anywhere.

    It’s like 20% of Israelis work outside Israel. So, when it comes to professions or ‘chores’, they can work anywhere. But like Odysseus’ connection to Ithaca, they have a deep tribal, patriotic, cultural, and historical connection to Somewhere, Israel. They are Core-Somewheres because even when they are chore-anywheres, their main loyalty is with Somewhere that is Israel.
    They can travel around in the land of Oz, but they have their own Kansas of the heart. Consider Haim Saban and Arnon Milchan. Globe-travelers, but Israel-Firsters. (And even though Edward Said was a worldly man who spent most of his life in the West, his heart was always a Core-somewhereist of Palestine.)

    For Israelis, anywhere-ism is a map, not the home. One needs a map to get around, but it’s always good to have a home to return to. A home of one’ s people.

    It seems globalism is waging war on chore-anywhereism and seeks to replace it with core-anywhereism. It promotes anywhere-ism as the core of being, indeed to the point where anywhere is interchangeable with the somewhere of origin that used to be sacred to one’s people.

    Globalism is not about the partnership of somwhere-ism of the heart and anywhere-ism of stomach. For opportunities, the stomach may wander from home. But one’s heart can still be with the somewhere of homeland.
    Globalism says one’s heart should be with anywhere-ism, but that makes little sense. The heart is about rich emotions, and one’s emotions are rich only in deep loyalty to a people, culture, and place. It’s superficial and shallow for one to feel ‘attached’ to everything and anything. Look at Obama the ‘citizen of the world’. He’ s just an opportunist who will say and do anything for ‘what’s mine’. Core-Anywhere-ism is a contradiction. It’s like ‘shallow depth’.

    Surely, there is more emotional meaning in a Jew identifying more with his own people than with all the other tribes in the world: Tajiks, Pakistanis, Iranians, Egyptians, Ethiopians, Ugandans, Japanese, and countless other ethnic groups, most of whom Jews know little or nothing about.
    Now, broad sense of humanism is a good thing, and it’s good for all peoples to learn to appreciate other peoples and cultures. But curiosity and tolerance are not strong emotions. Curiosity is only active when the mind is engaged, like when you’re watching a documentary of some culture in another part of the world. When the show is over, you don’t feel nothing. But a patriot is always feeling a connection to one’s tribe… like a person has feelings for others of the family. A cat is curious about lots of things — insects, snakes, toads, turtles, rabbits, and etc — , and curiosity makes life interesting. But when it wants to feel attachment and connection, it cuddles up to another cat or its master.
    Suppose someone is traveling through 20 nations which are all war zones. He may be curious about what is happening, but he won’t take up arms in any of the conflict since it’s not his people’s war. If he is going to pick up arms, it will be for his own people and nation since his emotions are attached to them. With the conflicts of others, one is curious. In defense of one’s own, one is furious.

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    @Anonymous Nephew
    The Davises and the Walders are in fact all white, so this one will run and run. The police 'wanted' CCTV showed two black and one white person. Do they have mixed gangs round there these days?

    https://www.thesun.co.uk/news/3240716/teen-asylum-seeker-hate-attack-croydon-recker-ahmed/

    the cctv pictures are here

    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2017/04/03/police-reveal-cctv-three-croydon-suspects-emerges-20-people/

    the police seem to have only arrested the white ones – or arrested them first – to give the media the opportunity to set the scene before they arrest the black ones. they did the same thing after the London riots – put the white ones through court first to distort people’s perception.

    Do they have mixed gangs round there these days?

    I doubt they were a gang – just a group of people leaving a pub (although there may have been a gang contained within that group). The housing situation in the poor areas is very bad because of open borders so everyone in those places hates the refugees. The people spraying “refugees welcome” will be stray SJWs from more prosperous backgrounds.

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    the story has now dropped off the BBC website front page to the regional news, as expected
  45. @res

    Looked for the phrase “based out of” in bios. It used to be that only hitmen identified themselves as “based out of” somewhere.
     
    Google Ngram Viewer for 'based out of'

    I found that surprisingly interesting Blips just before the Civil War and Great Depression with decline to zero between them and during the later part of the Depression followed by a steady rise beginning just before the US entered WWII. Then a blast off beginning in the late 1970s which has yet to subside.

    I would have expected a correlation with internationalism, but notice no use in the years leading up to WWI. It seems more a just before a crisis correlation (but again, no pre-WWI blip), but what do others think?

    The pre-Civil War blip is small and may just be a statistical artifact, e.g., another phrase that happens to include the three words. The 1930′s bump has an engagingly Runyonesque pretentious cynicism. Since the 1970s, it’s been just plain pretentious, though.

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  46. Yes, I associate “based out of” with “Guys and Dolls,” not with somebody with an M.A. in Microaggression Studies from Brown.

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  47. anon says:     Show CommentNext New Comment
    @anon
    the cctv pictures are here

    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2017/04/03/police-reveal-cctv-three-croydon-suspects-emerges-20-people/

    the police seem to have only arrested the white ones - or arrested them first - to give the media the opportunity to set the scene before they arrest the black ones. they did the same thing after the London riots - put the white ones through court first to distort people's perception.

    Do they have mixed gangs round there these days?
     
    I doubt they were a gang - just a group of people leaving a pub (although there may have been a gang contained within that group). The housing situation in the poor areas is very bad because of open borders so everyone in those places hates the refugees. The people spraying "refugees welcome" will be stray SJWs from more prosperous backgrounds.

    the story has now dropped off the BBC website front page to the regional news, as expected

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    The progression of this story seems strange. More people arrested with no non-British ethnic sounding names: https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2017/apr/04/six-more-people-charged-over-croydon-attack-on-asylum-seeker-reker-ahmed
    But the articles seem to uniformly not have comments allowed and the CCTV footage is an odd disconnect.
  48. @Next2Nowt
    This is Andrew Marr back in 1999 discussing the need to crush popular resistance to mass immigration and ethnic enrichment:


    And the final answer, frankly, is the vigorous use of state power to coerce and repress. It may be my Presbyterian background, but I firmly believe that repression can be a great, civilising instrument for good. Stamp hard on certain 'natural' beliefs for long enough and you can almost kill them off. The police are first in line to be burdened further, but a new Race Relations Act will impose the will of the state on millions of other lives too.

    Poor? Stupid? Racist? Then don't listen to a pampered white liberal like me…

     
    Those views have been standard in the BBC and the rest of Britain's so-called liberal establishment for decades.

    This is Andrew Marr back in 1999 discussing the need to crush popular resistance to mass immigration and ethnic enrichment:

    Marr’s face when he recently interviewed Marine Le Pen was a study in unconcealed contempt.

    I look forward to reading Goodhart’s book but in my own experience I often wonder how truly anywhere many of the Anywhere’s actually are.

    It seems to me that many, as they age, slowly realize that there is in fact a physical place they recognize as ‘home’ and that they are likely always ‘other’ elsewhere.

    I think many Anywhere’s have a dilettante mindset that allows them to assume that ‘their’ culture will always exist somehow even as they wallow in alien cultures or affect to fly above it all. Of course the circumstances of their lives often does not allow them to act on this or even admit it.

    Perhaps a bit like Santayana’s Englishman abroad:

    “His adventures are all external ; they change him so little
    that he is not afraid of them. He carries his English
    weather in his heart wherever he goes…”

    (But substitute comforting liberal shibboleths and boring home for ‘English weather’.)

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  49. @Anon
    Nations with Rule of Law are essentially about Property Rights. Without it, there is nothing.

    Nationalism is collective Property Rights of a people, and globalism is eroding it.

    It's wrong to rob a person of his private property. It's far worse to rob an entire people of their national property. After all, even when Russians lost their private property under communism, they still had their national property. But when Nazi Germans came to take that way, it was struggle for survival.

    More important than private property rights are national property rights.

    Globalism is confiscation of entire nations by elites.

    Globalism is confiscation of entire nations by elites.

    When I was a boy: “It is irresponsible to have children in this overcrowded world. Anyway marriage is out of date.”

    Now the same people say: “You have to be replaced because you were too decadent to have children. Serve you right for not having strong family values.”

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  50. @jimmyriddle
    OT A few days ago Kurdish boy was beaten almost to death by a mob in the London suburb of Croydon.

    Any mention of the race of the attackers was studiously avoided:
    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-london-39470487

    That gave us a clue. And this morning, voilà :

    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2017/04/03/police-reveal-cctv-three-croydon-suspects-emerges-20-people/

    Thank you for the link, Jimmy.

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  51. @anon
    the story has now dropped off the BBC website front page to the regional news, as expected

    The progression of this story seems strange. More people arrested with no non-British ethnic sounding names: https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2017/apr/04/six-more-people-charged-over-croydon-attack-on-asylum-seeker-reker-ahmed
    But the articles seem to uniformly not have comments allowed and the CCTV footage is an odd disconnect.

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