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Boyle HeightsScreenshot 2017-03-16 15.32.52 is a Chicano neighborhood only a couple of miles east of booming downtown Los Angeles. It’s dumpy, but not hugely homicidal because the Mexican gangs keep the blacks out (the 2000 Census found Boyle Heights to be 94% Hispanic and only 0.9% black). So it has become a natural choice for gentrifying white people getting squeezed out of the Arts District in DTLA by rising rents.

From the New York Times:

California Today: A Gallery Flees and Neighborhood Activists Cheer
Mike McPhate
CALIFORNIA TODAY MARCH 15, 2017

Often referred to as the Ellis Island of Los Angeles, the neighborhood east of downtown known as Boyle Heights has been the first stop for several waves of immigration. Since the 1940s, it has transformed into a largely Mexican-American enclave and the center of Chicano culture and activism in the city.

The “Ellis Island” reference is a dog-whistle that Boyle Heights was heavily Jewish a century ago. But the Jews all white-flighted, and Boyle Heights has been not all that immigrant ever since Chicanos figured out many decades ago that low rents in an extremely convenient central location surrounded by several generations of your people were a pleasant combination. (Recent immigrants tend to be relatives from the Old Country of well-established residents.)

As other parts of Los Angeles have seen real estate prices climb steadily, many in Boyle Heights have expressed concern about gentrification, particularly after several art galleries moved into an industrial stretch. The battle between the galleries and activists reached a peak last fall when someone spray-painted a vulgar statement condemning “white art” on the door of one gallery and a hate-crime investigation was opened.

Almost from the moment it opened its doors last year Pssst, a nonprofit gallery, and its creators, have been the focus of protests and criticism on social media.

Last month, they announced they could no longer tolerate it. They were closing up shop.

“This persistent targeting, which was often highly personal in nature, was made all the more intolerable because the artists we engaged are queer, women, and/or people of color,” they said on their website. “We could no longer continue to put already vulnerable communities at further risk.”

Defend Boyle Heights, one of the activist groups that has called for a boycott of the galleries, said that it considered the closing a victory and that it hoped other galleries would soon follow suit.

 
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  1. “This persistent targeting, which was often highly personal in nature, was made all the more intolerable because the artists we engaged are queer, women, and/or people of color,” they said on their website.

    Translation:

    “What really sucks about this is that we hate white people, too. But these beaners are too effin stupid to get that through their heads.”

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    • Replies: @Arclight
    I think for the SJW this experience might be called "post-wokeism." You do your darn best to show you sympathize with the vibrantly diverse and they hate you as much (or more) than the badwhites that openly don't give a sh!t about diversity or minorities and just mind their own business.

    The bottom line, appeasers never win anyone over and their obsequiousness means they are the first ones to get steamrolled.
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  2. TERRITORIALISM IS THE WAY OF THE WORLD

    That includes financial territorialism. Young people should declare government debt to be not of their territory and refuse to pay it. Government debt is just stealing financial territory from the future. Declare odious debt and refuse to pay.

    The Boyle area of Los Angeles and who controls it is small business. The bigger question is the financial territorialism of the globally coordinated central banks.

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    • Replies: @RadicalCenter
    Is it "small business" that controls Boyle Heights or ignorant white-hating racist thugs and gangs?

    As for student loans, there is no "need" to borrow a ton of money to attend college. See Zack Bissonnette's book "Debt Free U." Taking on substantial debt is an UNNECESSARY and unwise choice, and adults should generally not expect to force others to pay for the consequences of their foolish decisions. Blame the parents who didn't teach their kids common sense and longer-term thinking, not the lenders or the government or anyone else.
  3. Chicanos play for keeps, always!

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    • Replies: @Anon
    They sure did a lousy job of playing for keeps in the SW territories.

    Up against determination, Mexers are hopeless and useless.

    But, paradoxically, that is one of the Mexers' strength. Their sheer mediocrity seems so non-threatening that people ignore the rise in Mexer numbers for too long until there are too many of them and may even be poised to take over. Mexers know that their power resides ONLY IN NUMBERS.

    You don't need too many Muslims to realize that, uh oh, they mean trouble!! Even less with blacks.

    But with Mexicans, you figure they will always be like Guillermo, a smiling servant people who say, "Yes Jimmy".

    Anyway, against determination and aggressive power, Mexers will always bow down and play the bitch.

    , @Daniel H
    >>This persistent targeting, which was often highly personal in nature, was made all the more intolerable because the artists we engaged are queer, women, and/or people of color,”<<

    We don't need your steeenkin queer, women and/or people of color.
    , @Buffalo Joe
    Detective, "We dont need no steenking art galleries."
    , @Almost Missouri
    An urban (re-)developer friend told me that though Mexicans are less violent than blacks, that unlike blacks, once Mexicans move in, they are almost impossible to displace. If true, I wonder if the urban planners who thought they were so clever to displace blacks with Mexicans in NY and LA have thought their gameplan all the way through?
  4. the artists we engaged are queer, women, and/or people of color,” they said on their website. “We could no longer continue to put already vulnerable communities at further risk.”

    I used to hear “vulnerable” used to describe, e.g. poor children who don’t have anybody who will notice signs of abuse, or prostitutes, who might not be noticed if a serial killer starts picking them off.

    Women in general, being half the adult population, seem like a stretch to include in that category. PoCs, too, by similar reasoning. “Queer” people are vulnerable insofar as the behavior that they’ve come to define themselves by is extremely risky (might be a bad idea to raw dog it on meth with >200 dudes a year, but God forbid you say that). Hard to see how that makes them a “vulnerable community”. Even the sainted Matthew Shepard died due to his crystal meth dealing.

    I have a grudging respect for the Left’s tightening stranglehold on the English language.

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    • Replies: @Anonym
    I have a grudging respect for the Left’s tightening stranglehold on the English language.

    We are fighting back. "Anti-white" has gained a lot of currency. We originally discussed it on here in comments. Now I am seeing it everywhere.
    , @Charles Erwin Wilson

    I have a grudging respect for the Left’s tightening stranglehold on the English language.
     
    I wonder, if you were alive in the reign of Charles V, and somehow had run afoul of the law in a capital matter, (e.g. laesae majestatis) would you have a grudging respect for being drawn and quartered?

    The left has the (supposed) right using 'she' and 'her' for the generic pronoun. Are you a fan of their inconsistency? Or is it their arbitrary nature you admire? Maybe their Orwellian 1984 model of the future?

    If you want a picture of the future, imagine a boot stamping on a human face—forever.
     
    It certainly excites respect from many. When our glorious Soviet (er, Venezuelan) future has been realized, will you grudgingly respect them for your time in the Gulag?
    , @Elli
    This persistent targeting, which was often highly personal in nature, was made all the more intolerable because the artists we engaged are queer, women, and/or people of color,” they said on their website. “We could no longer continue to put already vulnerable communities at further risk.”

    "Highly personal in nature" probably means aggressive following, sexual harassment, and murmured Mexican endearments that could mean, "I find out where you live," for all the harassee can tell.

    To directly confront a man with tattoos on his face and his hand on his cojones would be punching up for the artists described, and vulnerable is a fairly exact word here.
    , @Je Suis Charlie Martel
    I enjoy hearing the words, "the trans community."
    Huh? Trans HOAs? Trans Rotary Clubs?
    What "community"?
    , @James O'Meara
    "Raw dog it"

    Speaking of language, you seem strangely ... familiar ... with this term I've never heard.
    , @Art Deco
    Even the sainted Matthew Shepard died due to his crystal meth dealing.

    Shepard had enrolled at the University of Wyoming about six weeks before he was killed. He hadn't lived in Wyoming for several years, and his family had lived in Casper, not Laramie. Aaron McKinney was a roofing company employee living in a trailer park with his baby mamma and child; Shepard was the son of a petroleum engineer who'd attended a boarding school when his father was transferred abroad. The notion that these two were more than tangentially acquainted beggars belief. (And, while we're at it, local law enforcement has said for attribution that Stephen Jimenez notion that Matthew Shepard was middle-management in a drug trafficking operation is a fantasy).
  5. I’d rather not have immigrant one from Mexico. But unlike a lot of you I don’t have any unpleasant experiences with Mexicans. So in a sense I am totally neutral about them.

    But I hate the SJW types. Actually I’d rather have a Spanish speaking neighborhood than these gentrifiers. It is something now, good or bad, as opposed to what these types would turn it into.

    Sometimes I think I understand why they hate whites. At least that bunch.

    So good for you Mexicans. At least on this.

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    • Replies: @Lugash
    I disagree. They're unapologetic racists who want to create no go zones for whitey.

    http://servethepeoplela.org/post/135144076790/bottom-right-photo-of-two-women-holding-up-a


    We communicated our demands to the walking tour organizers several days in advance, to which they said they’d be visiting Aliso Village, an almost exclusively-industrial section of Boyle Heights, to talk about gentrification. We, again, messaged them to say this violated our simple demand of not stepping into Boyle Heights. Furthermore, we said we would be meeting them during the walking tour.
     

    The bike tour was called off after threats of violence and death were made against real estate agents of Adaptive Realty. Since then, there was been little-to-no publicity of Adaptive Realty in Boyle Heights.
     
    There's plenty more of their batshit crazy racial/cultural/economic views on the Internet.
    , @Johnny Smoggins
    Agree. With the exception of negroes, and possibly gypsies, anyone would be preferable as neighbours to SJWs.
    , @Neoconned
    Soooooooo this.

    I have several Mexican friends in Dallas.

    When I was in LA last I went to eat at a Mexican place in Koreatown called So Taurino or some such.

    Good tacos. Most Mexicans are just working class folk. And a lot of their women have GREAT curves & date white dudes.

    I've got a Mexican girl near el Paso who'd give me a baby if I wanted 1.

    Most of them like muscle cars, action movies, and other working class nerdy shit like comics and wrestling.

    Where as the sjw types view you as their annoying, embarrassing inbred cousins from West Virginia they hide in the closet when company comes around
    , @Daniel Chieh
    There is some truth that its better to have an honest enemy than a conniving traitor.
    , @RadicalCenter
    Walk around Boyle Heights at night. Heck, walk around there during the daytime wearing a shirt that says "Proud to be an American" with an American flag. See how you don't have problems with Mexicans then.

    Naïve as Hell.
  6. So are you now against local communities deciding what is appropriate for their neighborhoods? Why is it when section 8 housing moves into a neighborhood and the existing families don’t want it this is a problem, but when degenerate yuppie art moves into a neighborhood, and the existing families don’t want it this is anti-white ethnic cleansing?

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    • Troll: AndrewR
    • Replies: @AndrewR
    It's good to point out double standards.
    , @Opinionator
    A moral man seeks reciprocity.
    , @psmith
    Basically this.

    Capital will eat us all eventually, but I can't blame the Boylistas for taking exception.
    , @Daniel H
    >>So are you now against local communities deciding what is appropriate for their neighborhoods?

    I got no problem with this. Mexicans don't want degenerate white hipsters moving into their hoods I say more power to the Mexicans. I don't want degenerate white hipsters moving into my neighborhood. Can't stand the sight of them.
    , @Daniel Chieh
    Freedom of association is against the American ideal: forced diversity regardless of consequence. How else can we ensure that the Brazification of the world continues?
    , @RadicalCenter
    Um, maybe because the murder, rape, burglary, intimidation, trash, graffiti, constant noise and fear that come with government housing projects or Section 8 buildings (typically full of African-"Americans") are far more of a grave threat than offensive or bizarre "art" ?

    And dumbass, someone from the menacing mob spray-painted "F--- White Art" on one of the art galleries in question. Does that sound like a mere objection to "yuppie art" or flat-out racial hatred? If you can read English and are honest, you know the answer.
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    Gentifiers get away with a lot because of the color-neutral term ‘gentrification’.

    Maybe ‘white flight’ should have been called something else. Sanctuarizers. (Seeking sanctuary from black crime.)

    And gentrification would get more flak if it were more race-specific in description.

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  8. The kind of art exhibited in the gallery: http://www.barnettcohen.com/recent-work

    My favorite piece is entitled “Oxford Shoe, sand, cat piss and shit.”

    I absolutely agree with the “vulgar statement” about “white art.”

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    • Replies: @Ron Unz

    The kind of art exhibited in the gallery: http://www.barnettcohen.com/recent-work

    My favorite piece is entitled “Oxford Shoe, sand, cat piss and shit.”
     
    Pretty funny. I guess the local working-class, Catholic Mex-Ams didn't take kindly to being invaded by "Piss Christ"-type artistic hipsters.

    I'd be very surprised if normal white people or normal artists would have had any problems moving into the neighborhood...
  9. Its not like there’s ever going to be a Spanish Picasso, right?

    Is this how they’re doing to treat those gallery owners:

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Francisco_Goya#/media/File:El_Tres_de_Mayo,_by_Francisco_de_Goya,_from_Prado_thin_black_margin.jpg

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    • Replies: @AndrewR
    What?
    , @Bill
    Is Picasso supposed to be an example of good art?
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    @Detective Club
    Chicanos play for keeps, always!

    https://youtu.be/4OcM23Hbs5U

    They sure did a lousy job of playing for keeps in the SW territories.

    Up against determination, Mexers are hopeless and useless.

    But, paradoxically, that is one of the Mexers’ strength. Their sheer mediocrity seems so non-threatening that people ignore the rise in Mexer numbers for too long until there are too many of them and may even be poised to take over. Mexers know that their power resides ONLY IN NUMBERS.

    You don’t need too many Muslims to realize that, uh oh, they mean trouble!! Even less with blacks.

    But with Mexicans, you figure they will always be like Guillermo, a smiling servant people who say, “Yes Jimmy”.

    Anyway, against determination and aggressive power, Mexers will always bow down and play the bitch.

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    • Replies: @Negrolphin Pool
    Every Latin American country has had a conquistador elite since 1500.

    How long did African colonialism's heyday last, 100 years? And that was just a resource extraction gambit. Were the jungle hinterlands ever really ruled by anything but drums, fire and animism?

  11. I kind of love how the map portrays Bestia as the tip of the spear of an invading SWPL army, marching eastward, and powered by $29 plates of Cavatelli alla Norcina. http://bestiala.com/menu/

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    • Replies: @Romanian
    Bestia literally means the Beast in Romanian and in every Romance language, under one form or another. So, the beast of gentrification.
  12. On the other hand, here is the gallery’s nemesis: http://www.onda.la/2016/pssst-stinks

    PSSST is but the most recent result of the world of art as it exists within racialized capitalism.

    Of course it is. Here are their tips for disrupting your neighborhood gentrifying gallery:

    - Attend, drink all their wine and leave
    - As you leave perhaps think of opening up a stink bomb or two to clear the space
    - Bring noisemakers like fart bombs, horns and matracas to bring a festive mood to their dead spaces that will be sure to startle the attendees
    - Invite friends to mob the whole gallery and throw an impromptu party (see: the scene in La Haine)
    - Be creative! Have fun! Don’t get caught! Wear a mask if necessary!

    (My highlight)

    From their “About” page:

    We know that [...] the question of violence is not a question at all; that decolonization is not a metaphor but a threat backed by material violence; that the legal system offers nothing compared to revenge; that [...] work is a drudgery imposed

    Fun guys.

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    • Replies: @Triumph104
    The anti-gallery people did their homework.


    ... one of the two artistic directors of PSSST is a white artist who moved to L.A., received their MFA from CalArts, takes on the language of radical rhetoric despite also moonlighting as a real estate agent whose most recent properties for sale is in the actively gentrifying neighborhood of Frogtown. ...

    ... the building in which PSST is to be housed was purchased by a “silent investor” for $975,000 in 2014 and those involved with PSSST have signed a nondisclosure agreement to not say who is their wealthy investor. And yet we are expected to trust PSSST’s intentions. The intentions, we are told, is to focus on “underrepresented artists” but at what costs? When the cost of creating a venue for those you seek to focus is the displacement of those very people, or people like them then we begin to see who really stands to gain. The transformation of Boyle Heights into a place amenable to capital looking to develop it for an entirely different class of people comes into view. The “underrepresented artists” gain some kind of cultural capital but the developers and their associates gain actual capital.
     
  13. @anonn
    So are you now against local communities deciding what is appropriate for their neighborhoods? Why is it when section 8 housing moves into a neighborhood and the existing families don't want it this is a problem, but when degenerate yuppie art moves into a neighborhood, and the existing families don't want it this is anti-white ethnic cleansing?

    It’s good to point out double standards.

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  14. “This persistent targeting, which was often highly personal in nature, was made all the more intolerable because the artists we engaged are queer, women, and/or people of color,” they said on their website. “We could no longer continue to put already vulnerable communities at further risk.”
    Defend Boyle Heights, one of the activist groups that has called for a boycott of the galleries, said that it considered the closing a victory and that it hoped other galleries would soon follow suit.

    Welcome to the real world.

    The oppressed masses are not angels kept from expressing their true noble nature by the MAN, but are human beings, animals, like the rest of us. They want what they want for their own benefit and the advantage of their own culture, not for some esoteric “justice”.

    What a fcuking surprise.

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    • Replies: @Paco the Taco
    Another Fred just expressed the deepest intuition I have about the world. Electrifying, Fred. You the man.
  15. @Detective Club
    Chicanos play for keeps, always!

    https://youtu.be/4OcM23Hbs5U

    >>This persistent targeting, which was often highly personal in nature, was made all the more intolerable because the artists we engaged are queer, women, and/or people of color,”<<

    We don't need your steeenkin queer, women and/or people of color.

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    • Replies: @NOTA
    I wonder whether they'd have gotten as hostile a response to their gallery if it had been what normal people would think of as art (justly famous paintings and sculptures, rather than highbrow trolling of the mundanes).
  16. @ATX Hipster

    the artists we engaged are queer, women, and/or people of color,” they said on their website. “We could no longer continue to put already vulnerable communities at further risk.”
     
    I used to hear "vulnerable" used to describe, e.g. poor children who don't have anybody who will notice signs of abuse, or prostitutes, who might not be noticed if a serial killer starts picking them off.

    Women in general, being half the adult population, seem like a stretch to include in that category. PoCs, too, by similar reasoning. "Queer" people are vulnerable insofar as the behavior that they've come to define themselves by is extremely risky (might be a bad idea to raw dog it on meth with >200 dudes a year, but God forbid you say that). Hard to see how that makes them a "vulnerable community". Even the sainted Matthew Shepard died due to his crystal meth dealing.

    I have a grudging respect for the Left's tightening stranglehold on the English language.

    I have a grudging respect for the Left’s tightening stranglehold on the English language.

    We are fighting back. “Anti-white” has gained a lot of currency. We originally discussed it on here in comments. Now I am seeing it everywhere.

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  17. I felt bad for the gallery owners until the “but muh intersectionality” part.

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  18. @Detective Club
    Chicanos play for keeps, always!

    https://youtu.be/4OcM23Hbs5U

    Detective, “We dont need no steenking art galleries.”

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  19. @Sunbeam
    I'd rather not have immigrant one from Mexico. But unlike a lot of you I don't have any unpleasant experiences with Mexicans. So in a sense I am totally neutral about them.

    But I hate the SJW types. Actually I'd rather have a Spanish speaking neighborhood than these gentrifiers. It is something now, good or bad, as opposed to what these types would turn it into.

    Sometimes I think I understand why they hate whites. At least that bunch.

    So good for you Mexicans. At least on this.

    I disagree. They’re unapologetic racists who want to create no go zones for whitey.

    http://servethepeoplela.org/post/135144076790/bottom-right-photo-of-two-women-holding-up-a

    We communicated our demands to the walking tour organizers several days in advance, to which they said they’d be visiting Aliso Village, an almost exclusively-industrial section of Boyle Heights, to talk about gentrification. We, again, messaged them to say this violated our simple demand of not stepping into Boyle Heights. Furthermore, we said we would be meeting them during the walking tour.

    The bike tour was called off after threats of violence and death were made against real estate agents of Adaptive Realty. Since then, there was been little-to-no publicity of Adaptive Realty in Boyle Heights.

    There’s plenty more of their batshit crazy racial/cultural/economic views on the Internet.

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    • Replies: @Daniel Chieh
    I thought freedom of association was illegal in the United States.
    , @Hodag
    I cannot speak for Boyle Heights. But middle class Mexican neighborhoods are pleasant. They cut their lawns. A very friendly people. They practice Catholic outbreeding.

    Better than Somalis or Chechens.
  20. It’s too bad lefties can’t be honest about the demographics they really want, which is something like this:

    ~70% Goodwhite

    ~20% Asian

    ~10% NAM, disproportionately weighted to restaurateurs, athletes, and musicians.

    It’s like they’d rather play chicken to drive the Badwhites off the road.

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  21. @Lugash
    I disagree. They're unapologetic racists who want to create no go zones for whitey.

    http://servethepeoplela.org/post/135144076790/bottom-right-photo-of-two-women-holding-up-a


    We communicated our demands to the walking tour organizers several days in advance, to which they said they’d be visiting Aliso Village, an almost exclusively-industrial section of Boyle Heights, to talk about gentrification. We, again, messaged them to say this violated our simple demand of not stepping into Boyle Heights. Furthermore, we said we would be meeting them during the walking tour.
     

    The bike tour was called off after threats of violence and death were made against real estate agents of Adaptive Realty. Since then, there was been little-to-no publicity of Adaptive Realty in Boyle Heights.
     
    There's plenty more of their batshit crazy racial/cultural/economic views on the Internet.

    I thought freedom of association was illegal in the United States.

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  22. @40 Acres and A Kardashian

    “This persistent targeting, which was often highly personal in nature, was made all the more intolerable because the artists we engaged are queer, women, and/or people of color,” they said on their website.
     
    Translation:

    "What really sucks about this is that we hate white people, too. But these beaners are too effin stupid to get that through their heads."

    I think for the SJW this experience might be called “post-wokeism.” You do your darn best to show you sympathize with the vibrantly diverse and they hate you as much (or more) than the badwhites that openly don’t give a sh!t about diversity or minorities and just mind their own business.

    The bottom line, appeasers never win anyone over and their obsequiousness means they are the first ones to get steamrolled.

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    • Replies: @Pericles
    Perhaps this is best seen as one of the dress rehearsals for when Big Whitey is gone. Let the grievance groups figure out who matters and who does not, without interference. It's their utopia and they are living the dream.
  23. With a few very rare exceptions, civil rights laws are only enforced against whites. But everybody here already knows that.

    More importantly, do they really have anything on Trump with respect to Russia?:

    https://extranewsfeed.com/the-donald-trump-russia-master-timeline-7d520cbd08e0#.oe20pzacd

    A lot of the stuff at the link is dreck. But how is Russia is a threat? I don’t see Russia invading Poland, those days are over.

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  24. A similar conflict flared up in San Francisco’s Mission District about ten years ago, when the San Francisco Armory building located in the neighborhood was taken over for BDSM pornography filming by “Kink.com.” The Mission had once been a working-class, heavily Hispanic neighborhood. The local residents who were still of that description weren’t happy, but there weren’t enough of them left by then in the neighborhood to stop it. As of this year, Kink.com is leaving, but the Mission has gotten even more gentrified by the IT boom since then.

    Maybe part of the lesson is lead with the residents, rather than the art galleries and other edgy/racy establishments. The sort of hoodlumism that would target, say, white hipsters moving in as residents directly is harder to get away with than the sort targeting an art gallery.

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    • Replies: @Larry, San Francisco
    The story of the Armory in SF is actually much more involved. The armory had been closed for years. During the first dot.com boom in the late 90s a builder bought it to renovate for offices. The now defunct SF Guardian led a campaign against the builder and delayed its opening long enough for the boom to end. In desperation and to great cheers from the left it was then rented out at a reduced rate to Kink.com. I guess now it will be turned back into offices.
    , @ganderson
    "Come again, walking along in the Mission in the rain,
    Come again, walking along in the Mission in the rain,"
    , @flyingtiger
    If given a choice, I would take kink.com over hispanics. My experience is that when hispanics move in, crime follows. I have been robbed and attacked by hispanics. I have yet to be robbed or attacked by a porn star.
  25. @Lugash
    I disagree. They're unapologetic racists who want to create no go zones for whitey.

    http://servethepeoplela.org/post/135144076790/bottom-right-photo-of-two-women-holding-up-a


    We communicated our demands to the walking tour organizers several days in advance, to which they said they’d be visiting Aliso Village, an almost exclusively-industrial section of Boyle Heights, to talk about gentrification. We, again, messaged them to say this violated our simple demand of not stepping into Boyle Heights. Furthermore, we said we would be meeting them during the walking tour.
     

    The bike tour was called off after threats of violence and death were made against real estate agents of Adaptive Realty. Since then, there was been little-to-no publicity of Adaptive Realty in Boyle Heights.
     
    There's plenty more of their batshit crazy racial/cultural/economic views on the Internet.

    I cannot speak for Boyle Heights. But middle class Mexican neighborhoods are pleasant. They cut their lawns. A very friendly people. They practice Catholic outbreeding.

    Better than Somalis or Chechens.

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  26. @anonn
    So are you now against local communities deciding what is appropriate for their neighborhoods? Why is it when section 8 housing moves into a neighborhood and the existing families don't want it this is a problem, but when degenerate yuppie art moves into a neighborhood, and the existing families don't want it this is anti-white ethnic cleansing?

    A moral man seeks reciprocity.

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  27. I keep trying to figure out how this confrontation is the fault of straight white males but I’m not getting there.

    Actually I’m pretty sure we discussed the prior incident last year, it just goes to show that the “Coalition of the Fringes” doesn’t really hold together very well once you start dealing with the details.

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  28. @Detective Club
    Chicanos play for keeps, always!

    https://youtu.be/4OcM23Hbs5U

    An urban (re-)developer friend told me that though Mexicans are less violent than blacks, that unlike blacks, once Mexicans move in, they are almost impossible to displace. If true, I wonder if the urban planners who thought they were so clever to displace blacks with Mexicans in NY and LA have thought their gameplan all the way through?

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    • Replies: @Flip
    Pilsen in Chicago is becoming more white and less Mexican over time.
    , @Steve Sailer
    After the Mexicans drive the blacks out, you bring in the Armenians to rid yourself of the Mexicans. To get rid of the Armenians, you import the Chechens. Then you bring in the Chinese needle snakes.
  29. Steve,

    You state that the Mexican gangs keep the blacks out.

    An example of preemptive ethnic cleansing!

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  30. @Almost Missouri
    An urban (re-)developer friend told me that though Mexicans are less violent than blacks, that unlike blacks, once Mexicans move in, they are almost impossible to displace. If true, I wonder if the urban planners who thought they were so clever to displace blacks with Mexicans in NY and LA have thought their gameplan all the way through?

    Pilsen in Chicago is becoming more white and less Mexican over time.

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    • Replies: @Triumph104
    The whites moving into Pilsen don't earn much more than the current Hispanic residents, although many of the whites are students.

    ... Whites living in Pilsen also make more money than their Latino counterparts. As of 2013, the average white household living in Pilsen made $41,760, compared with the average Latino household, which made $32,126 annually.

    ... "They don't bother me, but we're separate," she said of her new white neighbors, many of whom are students. 

    ... Soon, Alejo and others will lose their longtime Catholic parish. Citing the declining Latino population in the neighborhood, the Archdiocese of Chicago announced earlier this year that three churches in the neighborhood, including St. Adalbert, would close. 

    ... Pilsen has undergone a slower gentrification than some other Chicago neighborhoods, like Wicker Park or West Town, that have seemingly gentrified in a decade,

    ... Despite its proximity to Downtown, Pilsen's housing stock — with sunken backyards and sunken first floors on some streets — and environmental issues have kept some buyers and investors at bay,

    ... And the ongoing efforts to fight gentrification and the Mexican community's overwhelming desire to stay have slowed the process by decades, he said. 

    "In my opinion, the big reason Pilsen is still Mexican is because the community is so resilient. Families will do whatever they can to stay, even if they have to pay more in rent. They will triple up in a house, rent rooms to other people. They have done a lot of things to stay," the UIC professor said. 
     
    https://www.dnainfo.com/chicago/20160413/pilsen/pilsen-gets-whiter-as-10000-hispanics-families-move-out-study-finds
  31. @Almost Missouri
    An urban (re-)developer friend told me that though Mexicans are less violent than blacks, that unlike blacks, once Mexicans move in, they are almost impossible to displace. If true, I wonder if the urban planners who thought they were so clever to displace blacks with Mexicans in NY and LA have thought their gameplan all the way through?

    After the Mexicans drive the blacks out, you bring in the Armenians to rid yourself of the Mexicans. To get rid of the Armenians, you import the Chechens. Then you bring in the Chinese needle snakes.

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    • Agree: Dan Hayes
    • LOL: Anonym
    • Replies: @Hibernian
    In Chicago many neighborhoods on the North Side that were gentrified in the '702 and '80s were areas previously occupied by a mix of old white and young Hispanic people.
    , @Captain Tripps
    I saw what you did there...

    https://youtu.be/P9yruQM1ggc
  32. @anonn
    So are you now against local communities deciding what is appropriate for their neighborhoods? Why is it when section 8 housing moves into a neighborhood and the existing families don't want it this is a problem, but when degenerate yuppie art moves into a neighborhood, and the existing families don't want it this is anti-white ethnic cleansing?

    Basically this.

    Capital will eat us all eventually, but I can’t blame the Boylistas for taking exception.

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  33. Well, if they keep it up then who will pay the bills?

    Illegal Aliens and Violent Crime: Some Amazing Facts
    A 2017 report by the Texas Department of Public Safety reveals that over the period from June 1, 2011 to February 28, 2017, the 215,000 criminal aliens who were booked into Texas jails were collectively charged with 566,000 offenses, including 1,167 homicides and 6,098 sexual assaults, with a total of 257,000 convictions.

    http://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2017/03/12/tancredo-illegal-aliens-and-violent-crime-some-amazing-facts/

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  34. @Daniel H
    >>This persistent targeting, which was often highly personal in nature, was made all the more intolerable because the artists we engaged are queer, women, and/or people of color,”<<

    We don't need your steeenkin queer, women and/or people of color.

    I wonder whether they’d have gotten as hostile a response to their gallery if it had been what normal people would think of as art (justly famous paintings and sculptures, rather than highbrow trolling of the mundanes).

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    • Replies: @Gunnar von Cowtown
    Certainly not.

    PSSST had a really lousy opening gambit. The fist exhibit should have been dia de los muertos skulls painted with NFL logos.
  35. @inertial
    On the other hand, here is the gallery's nemesis: http://www.onda.la/2016/pssst-stinks

    PSSST is but the most recent result of the world of art as it exists within racialized capitalism.
     
    Of course it is. Here are their tips for disrupting your neighborhood gentrifying gallery:

    - Attend, drink all their wine and leave
    - As you leave perhaps think of opening up a stink bomb or two to clear the space
    - Bring noisemakers like fart bombs, horns and matracas to bring a festive mood to their dead spaces that will be sure to startle the attendees
    - Invite friends to mob the whole gallery and throw an impromptu party (see: the scene in La Haine)
    - Be creative! Have fun! Don’t get caught! Wear a mask if necessary!
     
    (My highlight)

    From their "About" page:

    We know that [...] the question of violence is not a question at all; that decolonization is not a metaphor but a threat backed by material violence; that the legal system offers nothing compared to revenge; that [...] work is a drudgery imposed
     
    Fun guys.

    The anti-gallery people did their homework.

    … one of the two artistic directors of PSSST is a white artist who moved to L.A., received their MFA from CalArts, takes on the language of radical rhetoric despite also moonlighting as a real estate agent whose most recent properties for sale is in the actively gentrifying neighborhood of Frogtown. …

    … the building in which PSST is to be housed was purchased by a “silent investor” for $975,000 in 2014 and those involved with PSSST have signed a nondisclosure agreement to not say who is their wealthy investor. And yet we are expected to trust PSSST’s intentions. The intentions, we are told, is to focus on “underrepresented artists” but at what costs? When the cost of creating a venue for those you seek to focus is the displacement of those very people, or people like them then we begin to see who really stands to gain. The transformation of Boyle Heights into a place amenable to capital looking to develop it for an entirely different class of people comes into view. The “underrepresented artists” gain some kind of cultural capital but the developers and their associates gain actual capital.

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    • LOL: Bill
    • Replies: @El Dato
    "Instrumentalization" of the culture wars.

    Gotta admire the sociopathic skills.
  36. @Steve Sailer
    After the Mexicans drive the blacks out, you bring in the Armenians to rid yourself of the Mexicans. To get rid of the Armenians, you import the Chechens. Then you bring in the Chinese needle snakes.

    In Chicago many neighborhoods on the North Side that were gentrified in the ’702 and ’80s were areas previously occupied by a mix of old white and young Hispanic people.

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  37. the artists we engaged are queer

    You don’t say!? — are there any bakeries in Boyle Heights? — preferably ones owned by ‘Mexican-Americans’? — the queers could organize a revenge ‘Bake a Cake for Our Wedding or Else’ campaign.

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  38. This is OT but pertinent in an iStevey sort of way. I first heard about this today, although it seems the article was originally published in 2014. There is apparently an uptick in the number of men getting vasectomies around this time of year, so that they can spend a few extra days sitting around at home watching March Madness.

    http://www.espn.com/mens-college-basketball/tournament/2014/story/_/id/10675533/march-madness-brings-increase-number-vasectomies-espn-magazine

    This is beyond pathetic. White, middle class dudes purposefully sterilizing themselves and whooping it for Negro hoopsters. Is it any wonder we’re failing as a race?

    By the way, several of my comments have unaccountably disappeared into the aether over the last week or so. I don’t know why; I haven’t done anything wrong. I would hate to think that I am now persona non grata here.

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    • Replies: @Rod1963
    The whites who are fans of the NBA are already gelded and black worshipers. IOW they are lost causes.

    G-d knows I worked along side these losers for enough time to know most are idiots with only one thing on their tiny little minds - pro sports. They care for nothing else.

    They're not bad guys, but you're left with the impression they're really not normal either.

    This is why I slam pro-sports every chance I get. It's toxic.
    , @Anonym
    There is apparently an uptick in the number of men getting vasectomies around this time of year, so that they can spend a few extra days sitting around at home watching March Madness.

    You will take my virility from me when you pry it from my cold, dead hands.
    , @Charles Erwin Wilson
    Well, I am reading you now, so you must not be persona non grata here
  39. @Sunbeam
    I'd rather not have immigrant one from Mexico. But unlike a lot of you I don't have any unpleasant experiences with Mexicans. So in a sense I am totally neutral about them.

    But I hate the SJW types. Actually I'd rather have a Spanish speaking neighborhood than these gentrifiers. It is something now, good or bad, as opposed to what these types would turn it into.

    Sometimes I think I understand why they hate whites. At least that bunch.

    So good for you Mexicans. At least on this.

    Agree. With the exception of negroes, and possibly gypsies, anyone would be preferable as neighbours to SJWs.

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  40. @inertial
    The kind of art exhibited in the gallery: http://www.barnettcohen.com/recent-work

    My favorite piece is entitled "Oxford Shoe, sand, cat piss and shit."

    I absolutely agree with the "vulgar statement" about "white art."

    The kind of art exhibited in the gallery: http://www.barnettcohen.com/recent-work

    My favorite piece is entitled “Oxford Shoe, sand, cat piss and shit.”

    Pretty funny. I guess the local working-class, Catholic Mex-Ams didn’t take kindly to being invaded by “Piss Christ”-type artistic hipsters.

    I’d be very surprised if normal white people or normal artists would have had any problems moving into the neighborhood…

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    • Agree: Dan Hayes
    • Replies: @Neoconned
    Doubt it.

    Most Mexicans are as you said - Catholic and some are Protestant.

    But they have that working class thing about them that is like repellant to hoi polloi Jewish & WASP types.....
    , @syonredux

    I’d be very surprised if normal white people or normal artists would have had any problems moving into the neighborhood…
     
    I wouldn't. Hispanic Mestizos can be quite....hostile to White Anglos. Just ask some of my female relatives who attend majority Hispanic schools.....
  41. I have a certain amount of sympathy for people who want to preserve the character of their neighborhood- then I remember that the same activists almost certainly believe “no ser humano es illegal.”

    As always: Kto? Kogo?

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    • Replies: @AndrewR
    That's not grammatical...

    One would have to say "Un ser humano no puede ser ilegal" or "no hay humanos ilegales" or "nadie es ilegal."

    Too often, direct translations are not possible.
  42. Last year the top graduate at UC Davis was a woman who grew up in Boyle Heights. She is now a PhD candidate in animal science at Harvard. LINK

    Ron Unz’s Proposition 227, which eliminated bilingual education, No Child Left Behind, and other programs have resulted in a generation of educated California Hispanics who are able to think and speak for themselves. They don’t need Univision nor the Hispanic version of a black leader or the NAACP. Even though blacks aren’t pro-homosexual, many blindly followed George Soros’ black homosexual-fronted Black Lives Matter. Interestingly, Los Angeles State Senator Ricardo Lara who supported Proposition 58, which reinstated bilingual education, is homosexual.

    The anti-gallery people quickly figured out that real estate professionals were using homosexuality as a way to gain access to the Boyle Heights market.

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    • Replies: @syonredux

    University of California, Davis, student Lucydalila Cedillo grew up in East Los Angeles in a home without books,
     
    Matches my experience. Hispanic Mestizos read less than just about any other race/ethnic group.
    , @syonredux

    The anti-gallery people quickly figured out that real estate professionals were using homosexuality as a way to gain access to the Boyle Heights market.
     
    Gay men are the shock troops of gentrification.
  43. OT: The all-white St. Mary’s basketball team just beat the all-black VCU team. By rule, it means the VCU players can no longer claim to black. They must tick “Other” on all forms.

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  44. @Intelligent Dasein
    This is OT but pertinent in an iStevey sort of way. I first heard about this today, although it seems the article was originally published in 2014. There is apparently an uptick in the number of men getting vasectomies around this time of year, so that they can spend a few extra days sitting around at home watching March Madness.

    http://www.espn.com/mens-college-basketball/tournament/2014/story/_/id/10675533/march-madness-brings-increase-number-vasectomies-espn-magazine

    This is beyond pathetic. White, middle class dudes purposefully sterilizing themselves and whooping it for Negro hoopsters. Is it any wonder we're failing as a race?

    By the way, several of my comments have unaccountably disappeared into the aether over the last week or so. I don't know why; I haven't done anything wrong. I would hate to think that I am now persona non grata here.

    The whites who are fans of the NBA are already gelded and black worshipers. IOW they are lost causes.

    G-d knows I worked along side these losers for enough time to know most are idiots with only one thing on their tiny little minds – pro sports. They care for nothing else.

    They’re not bad guys, but you’re left with the impression they’re really not normal either.

    This is why I slam pro-sports every chance I get. It’s toxic.

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    • Replies: @Anonymous
    March Madness is college hoops, and there are plenty of white players at the college level. Furthermore, many college hoops fans aren't NBA fans. Even though they're both the same sport, college hoops and the NBA are quite different. The college game is more of a team game.
    , @Charles Erwin Wilson

    This is why I slam pro-sports every chance I get. It’s toxic.
     
    And it should have been a safe haven. Just intelligence and skill in service of entertainment. But the Left pollutes everything.
    , @Kyle a
    Is it okay if one enjoys baseball, hockey, and curling? Dungeons and Dragons will never be a sport, so give up the dream.
    , @Captain Tripps
    Rec sports leagues (baseball, softball, bowling, basketball, etc.) used to ubiquitous among working class men when I was growing up (60's - 70's). I remember going to my Dad's softball games during the summer and bowling league games in the winter as a tyke. This was suburban Chicago-Gary, which was still at that point a big industrial center with lots of blue collar/low white collar jobs for men (my Dad both sold life insurance and was a steelworker). I don't know how widespread this was across the US, but I get the sense it was pretty common across the Midwest. I don't see this extracurricular participation at the average Joe level as much anymore. It seems they live more vicariously through watching sports than actually going out and playing them. I also get the sense that the squeeze in wages at the median income level means average Joes spend more time working trying to make ends meet and don't have enough free time to engage in off-work pursuits as they used to.
  45. “If campaign statements have judicial weight, can we file a petition for rehearing with the Supreme Court on the ObamaCare case, based on Obama’s (broken) promises about keeping your plan and lowering your premiums?”

    https://pjmedia.com/instapundit/260011/#respond

    or the 1965 Immigration Act?

    Hit ‘em again HARDER, HARDER ….

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  46. @Flip
    Pilsen in Chicago is becoming more white and less Mexican over time.

    The whites moving into Pilsen don’t earn much more than the current Hispanic residents, although many of the whites are students.

    … Whites living in Pilsen also make more money than their Latino counterparts. As of 2013, the average white household living in Pilsen made $41,760, compared with the average Latino household, which made $32,126 annually.

    … “They don’t bother me, but we’re separate,” she said of her new white neighbors, many of whom are students. 

    … Soon, Alejo and others will lose their longtime Catholic parish. Citing the declining Latino population in the neighborhood, the Archdiocese of Chicago announced earlier this year that three churches in the neighborhood, including St. Adalbert, would close. 

    … Pilsen has undergone a slower gentrification than some other Chicago neighborhoods, like Wicker Park or West Town, that have seemingly gentrified in a decade,

    … Despite its proximity to Downtown, Pilsen’s housing stock — with sunken backyards and sunken first floors on some streets — and environmental issues have kept some buyers and investors at bay,

    … And the ongoing efforts to fight gentrification and the Mexican community’s overwhelming desire to stay have slowed the process by decades, he said. 

    “In my opinion, the big reason Pilsen is still Mexican is because the community is so resilient. Families will do whatever they can to stay, even if they have to pay more in rent. They will triple up in a house, rent rooms to other people. They have done a lot of things to stay,” the UIC professor said. 

    https://www.dnainfo.com/chicago/20160413/pilsen/pilsen-gets-whiter-as-10000-hispanics-families-move-out-study-finds

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    • Replies: @anon
    It's not like 'luxury condos' are being constructed at breakneck speed.

    Some residents moved to the suburbs to be closer to work and other longtime homeowners are happy to cash in on their investment as property values rise, he said.

     

    There is plenty of lebensraum in the city and inner suburbs.

    The neighborhood still needs investment, growth and jobs. More than a little of the anti-gentrification sentiment is being pushed by an earlier generation white/hipster gentrifiers.

    Mexicans are doing their version of lamenting what isn't that different than a lot of 'white flight'. As the area gets better, it gets more expensive. A nice urban neighborhood is going to be a more expensive place to raise a family at middle class standards.

    The old urban development model broke down when blacks moved in, dug in, and ethnically cleansed the remaining European ethnics and made life hell for the working class/middle class blacks.

    I recently ate in an semi-upscale Mexican restaurant owned by a Mexican who had been a chef at Rick Bayless/Frontera. The Mexican merchant seem fine with it. Or maybe there are the inevitable resentments, but thats the way cities are. Meanwhile, the Black neighborhoods have a feel of desolation more than menace.
    , @anon
    It's not like 'luxury condos' are being constructed at breakneck speed.

    Some residents moved to the suburbs to be closer to work and other longtime homeowners are happy to cash in on their investment as property values rise, he said.

     

    There is plenty of lebensraum in the city and inner suburbs.

    The neighborhood still needs investment, growth and jobs. More than a little of the anti-gentrification sentiment is being pushed by an earlier generation white/hipster gentrifiers.

    Mexicans are doing their version of lamenting what isn't that different than a lot of 'white flight'. As the area gets better, it gets more expensive. A nice urban neighborhood is going to be a more expensive place to raise a family at middle class standards.

    The old urban development model broke down when blacks moved in, dug in, and ethnically cleansed the remaining European ethnics and made life hell for the working class/middle class blacks.

    I recently ate in an semi-upscale Mexican restaurant owned by a Mexican who had been a chef at Rick Bayless/Frontera. The Mexican merchant seem fine with it. Or maybe there are the inevitable resentments, but thats the way cities are. Meanwhile, the Black neighborhoods have a feel of desolation more than menace.
  47. Triumph 104:

    But will these educated Californian Hispanics “who are able to think and speak for themselves” play the injustice game? I sincerely hope not!

    Encouringly, the UC Davis graduate you cited seems to be very appreciative of the educational opportunities provided her in the US, opportunities not available to her parents in Mexico. And when young, showing her work ethic, she went around collecting empty cans to support her family. Not bad at all!

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    @Rod1963
    The whites who are fans of the NBA are already gelded and black worshipers. IOW they are lost causes.

    G-d knows I worked along side these losers for enough time to know most are idiots with only one thing on their tiny little minds - pro sports. They care for nothing else.

    They're not bad guys, but you're left with the impression they're really not normal either.

    This is why I slam pro-sports every chance I get. It's toxic.

    March Madness is college hoops, and there are plenty of white players at the college level. Furthermore, many college hoops fans aren’t NBA fans. Even though they’re both the same sport, college hoops and the NBA are quite different. The college game is more of a team game.

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  49. Remember in Waiting for Superman, one of the five featured students was from Boyle Heights.

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  50. @ATX Hipster

    the artists we engaged are queer, women, and/or people of color,” they said on their website. “We could no longer continue to put already vulnerable communities at further risk.”
     
    I used to hear "vulnerable" used to describe, e.g. poor children who don't have anybody who will notice signs of abuse, or prostitutes, who might not be noticed if a serial killer starts picking them off.

    Women in general, being half the adult population, seem like a stretch to include in that category. PoCs, too, by similar reasoning. "Queer" people are vulnerable insofar as the behavior that they've come to define themselves by is extremely risky (might be a bad idea to raw dog it on meth with >200 dudes a year, but God forbid you say that). Hard to see how that makes them a "vulnerable community". Even the sainted Matthew Shepard died due to his crystal meth dealing.

    I have a grudging respect for the Left's tightening stranglehold on the English language.

    I have a grudging respect for the Left’s tightening stranglehold on the English language.

    I wonder, if you were alive in the reign of Charles V, and somehow had run afoul of the law in a capital matter, (e.g. laesae majestatis) would you have a grudging respect for being drawn and quartered?

    The left has the (supposed) right using ‘she’ and ‘her’ for the generic pronoun. Are you a fan of their inconsistency? Or is it their arbitrary nature you admire? Maybe their Orwellian 1984 model of the future?

    If you want a picture of the future, imagine a boot stamping on a human face—forever.

    It certainly excites respect from many. When our glorious Soviet (er, Venezuelan) future has been realized, will you grudgingly respect them for your time in the Gulag?

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  51. I always knew that the hispanics have frech’ot, but now i learn that they also have ars’im.

    if they need a place to go, there’s room in Judea & Samaria. We can arrange for them to barely never have to see the Ethiopians. That’s legal here, if you set things up with the correct paperwork

    Over-the-top party for a 15 year old girl to celebrate the fact that she has a vagina? Holy shit, these folks could blend right in with the Moroccan Jews

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    • Replies: @Formerly CARealist
    Yeah, those Mexican debutante parties always seemed sort of creepy to me too. I guess I'm just an outsider. Really it's about having a big fun party for all the teens to mix in. Find your future spouse, honey! Don't go dating one of those white dudes, or, God forbid, one of the black ones.
  52. @Rod1963
    The whites who are fans of the NBA are already gelded and black worshipers. IOW they are lost causes.

    G-d knows I worked along side these losers for enough time to know most are idiots with only one thing on their tiny little minds - pro sports. They care for nothing else.

    They're not bad guys, but you're left with the impression they're really not normal either.

    This is why I slam pro-sports every chance I get. It's toxic.

    This is why I slam pro-sports every chance I get. It’s toxic.

    And it should have been a safe haven. Just intelligence and skill in service of entertainment. But the Left pollutes everything.

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  53. @ATX Hipster

    the artists we engaged are queer, women, and/or people of color,” they said on their website. “We could no longer continue to put already vulnerable communities at further risk.”
     
    I used to hear "vulnerable" used to describe, e.g. poor children who don't have anybody who will notice signs of abuse, or prostitutes, who might not be noticed if a serial killer starts picking them off.

    Women in general, being half the adult population, seem like a stretch to include in that category. PoCs, too, by similar reasoning. "Queer" people are vulnerable insofar as the behavior that they've come to define themselves by is extremely risky (might be a bad idea to raw dog it on meth with >200 dudes a year, but God forbid you say that). Hard to see how that makes them a "vulnerable community". Even the sainted Matthew Shepard died due to his crystal meth dealing.

    I have a grudging respect for the Left's tightening stranglehold on the English language.

    This persistent targeting, which was often highly personal in nature, was made all the more intolerable because the artists we engaged are queer, women, and/or people of color,” they said on their website. “We could no longer continue to put already vulnerable communities at further risk.”

    “Highly personal in nature” probably means aggressive following, sexual harassment, and murmured Mexican endearments that could mean, “I find out where you live,” for all the harassee can tell.

    To directly confront a man with tattoos on his face and his hand on his cojones would be punching up for the artists described, and vulnerable is a fairly exact word here.

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    • Replies: @Steve Sailer
    I think most of the harassment of white art galleries was done by Mexican-American artists and college grads, with maybe some street toughs recruited for the fun.
    , @Negrolphin Pool
    But they invoked the community after listing their victimologic pedigree. It's clear from the context that they were using "vulnerable" in the proggy newspeak sense and not to describe a genuine threat to personal safety.
  54. The loser judge in the 9th circuit in Hawaii just gave a reason to overturn everything lawfully enacted that was “progressive” in the last 60 years. Hit ‘em HARD.

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  55. @Intelligent Dasein
    This is OT but pertinent in an iStevey sort of way. I first heard about this today, although it seems the article was originally published in 2014. There is apparently an uptick in the number of men getting vasectomies around this time of year, so that they can spend a few extra days sitting around at home watching March Madness.

    http://www.espn.com/mens-college-basketball/tournament/2014/story/_/id/10675533/march-madness-brings-increase-number-vasectomies-espn-magazine

    This is beyond pathetic. White, middle class dudes purposefully sterilizing themselves and whooping it for Negro hoopsters. Is it any wonder we're failing as a race?

    By the way, several of my comments have unaccountably disappeared into the aether over the last week or so. I don't know why; I haven't done anything wrong. I would hate to think that I am now persona non grata here.

    There is apparently an uptick in the number of men getting vasectomies around this time of year, so that they can spend a few extra days sitting around at home watching March Madness.

    You will take my virility from me when you pry it from my cold, dead hands.

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  56. @Intelligent Dasein
    This is OT but pertinent in an iStevey sort of way. I first heard about this today, although it seems the article was originally published in 2014. There is apparently an uptick in the number of men getting vasectomies around this time of year, so that they can spend a few extra days sitting around at home watching March Madness.

    http://www.espn.com/mens-college-basketball/tournament/2014/story/_/id/10675533/march-madness-brings-increase-number-vasectomies-espn-magazine

    This is beyond pathetic. White, middle class dudes purposefully sterilizing themselves and whooping it for Negro hoopsters. Is it any wonder we're failing as a race?

    By the way, several of my comments have unaccountably disappeared into the aether over the last week or so. I don't know why; I haven't done anything wrong. I would hate to think that I am now persona non grata here.

    Well, I am reading you now, so you must not be persona non grata here

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  57. OT: http://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2017/03/16/trump-budget-eliminate-funding-for-public-radio-tv-and-arts-give-a-ways/

    Trump looking to fund PBS and NPR. Enn Pee Aww! ENN PEE AWW!

    I am still not tired of the winning. We are winning in ways that I did not even think were possible.

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  58. @Elli
    This persistent targeting, which was often highly personal in nature, was made all the more intolerable because the artists we engaged are queer, women, and/or people of color,” they said on their website. “We could no longer continue to put already vulnerable communities at further risk.”

    "Highly personal in nature" probably means aggressive following, sexual harassment, and murmured Mexican endearments that could mean, "I find out where you live," for all the harassee can tell.

    To directly confront a man with tattoos on his face and his hand on his cojones would be punching up for the artists described, and vulnerable is a fairly exact word here.

    I think most of the harassment of white art galleries was done by Mexican-American artists and college grads, with maybe some street toughs recruited for the fun.

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  59. @Rod1963
    The whites who are fans of the NBA are already gelded and black worshipers. IOW they are lost causes.

    G-d knows I worked along side these losers for enough time to know most are idiots with only one thing on their tiny little minds - pro sports. They care for nothing else.

    They're not bad guys, but you're left with the impression they're really not normal either.

    This is why I slam pro-sports every chance I get. It's toxic.

    Is it okay if one enjoys baseball, hockey, and curling? Dungeons and Dragons will never be a sport, so give up the dream.

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    LARPing could be a pro sport! It totally could!
    , @Achmed E. Newman
    If you get outside and play them, that's probably a lot better. If you're watching them on the TV, how can you get on the D&D guys? At least they do more thinking. Is that game still around? There's a lot more stuff you can do in the basement nowadays besides D&D, even without a girlfriend down there.

    Besides, hair curling is for girls and gays and is not a sport.*



    * Unless you're a Canadian, then it's apparently OK. (Not that there's anything wrong with that! Curling, I mean.)
    , @Autochthon
    People – usually out of shape – who sit around eating Cheetohs and drinking beer whilst watching basketball, baseball, football, and, to a significantly lesser extent, hockey, are the vast majority of followers of professional sports.

    Those of us who hold this behaviour in contempt are often too busy actually participating in athletic activities to spend hours every week watching others do so via a teevee. We are out hiking, kayaking, skiing, running, perhaps playing tennis, golf, or even basketball, baseball, or (among adults, usually touch) football, etc.

    The idea that those of us contemptuous of professional sports and their mindless followers are all sitting around playing Dungeons & Dragons is no mere straw man; it's a straw army.

  60. There was a big uproar in the LAT about a week ago about some White SJW runners taking selfies in South Central LA as the next thing to Klan lynching. The real fear, is that the SJW yuppies have their eyes on South Central as a desirable place for cheap real estate, just like Snap is pushing out the junkies, homeless, and street people from Venice as everyone knew would happen eventually.

    Hilarious. See link.

    Money quote:

    Halliburton said he was jogging with a neighbor last year at Leimert Park Village when a black man said loud enough for them to hear, “Get out of my neighborhood.”

    The missive was directed at Halliburton’s neighbor, who is white.

    Halliburton stopped, flabbergasted, and said, “Excuse me. This is our neighborhood too.”

    The man went silent, Halliburton said.

    The neighborhood was not always a haven for blacks. Up until the 1950s, the area was occupied by white families.

    But they fled as black residents moved in.

    Tens of thousands of whites left Leimert Park, Baldwin Hills and other South Los Angeles neighborhoods. The first wave left in the years after the Supreme Court invalidated white-only real estate covenants in 1948. Then another, larger exodus happened after the 1965 Watts riots.

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  61. @anonn
    So are you now against local communities deciding what is appropriate for their neighborhoods? Why is it when section 8 housing moves into a neighborhood and the existing families don't want it this is a problem, but when degenerate yuppie art moves into a neighborhood, and the existing families don't want it this is anti-white ethnic cleansing?

    >>So are you now against local communities deciding what is appropriate for their neighborhoods?

    I got no problem with this. Mexicans don’t want degenerate white hipsters moving into their hoods I say more power to the Mexicans. I don’t want degenerate white hipsters moving into my neighborhood. Can’t stand the sight of them.

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  62. As an outsider the article seems like a lame ripoff of one of the contemporary US crime novels, perhaps by Michael Connelly?

    Late night here, but, yes, what remains of the memory suggests Connelly.¿”Echo Park”?

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  63. “John Locke once said that all the world was America, meaning that America was the original state of nature out of which the social contract came. From time to time I have the awful feeling that we can reverse Locke and say that all the world will be California, that life in Los Angeles is a portent of our future.” – Arthur M. Schlesinger, Jr., 1970

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  64. @Triumph104
    Last year the top graduate at UC Davis was a woman who grew up in Boyle Heights. She is now a PhD candidate in animal science at Harvard. LINK

    Ron Unz's Proposition 227, which eliminated bilingual education, No Child Left Behind, and other programs have resulted in a generation of educated California Hispanics who are able to think and speak for themselves. They don't need Univision nor the Hispanic version of a black leader or the NAACP. Even though blacks aren't pro-homosexual, many blindly followed George Soros' black homosexual-fronted Black Lives Matter. Interestingly, Los Angeles State Senator Ricardo Lara who supported Proposition 58, which reinstated bilingual education, is homosexual.

    The anti-gallery people quickly figured out that real estate professionals were using homosexuality as a way to gain access to the Boyle Heights market.

    University of California, Davis, student Lucydalila Cedillo grew up in East Los Angeles in a home without books,

    Matches my experience. Hispanic Mestizos read less than just about any other race/ethnic group.

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  65. @Triumph104
    Last year the top graduate at UC Davis was a woman who grew up in Boyle Heights. She is now a PhD candidate in animal science at Harvard. LINK

    Ron Unz's Proposition 227, which eliminated bilingual education, No Child Left Behind, and other programs have resulted in a generation of educated California Hispanics who are able to think and speak for themselves. They don't need Univision nor the Hispanic version of a black leader or the NAACP. Even though blacks aren't pro-homosexual, many blindly followed George Soros' black homosexual-fronted Black Lives Matter. Interestingly, Los Angeles State Senator Ricardo Lara who supported Proposition 58, which reinstated bilingual education, is homosexual.

    The anti-gallery people quickly figured out that real estate professionals were using homosexuality as a way to gain access to the Boyle Heights market.

    The anti-gallery people quickly figured out that real estate professionals were using homosexuality as a way to gain access to the Boyle Heights market.

    Gay men are the shock troops of gentrification.

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    • Replies: @Dan Hayes
    syonredux:

    A specific example of gay men being the shock troops of gentrification is Asbury Park, NJ, aka Camden by the Sea!
  66. @Thomas
    A similar conflict flared up in San Francisco's Mission District about ten years ago, when the San Francisco Armory building located in the neighborhood was taken over for BDSM pornography filming by "Kink.com." The Mission had once been a working-class, heavily Hispanic neighborhood. The local residents who were still of that description weren't happy, but there weren't enough of them left by then in the neighborhood to stop it. As of this year, Kink.com is leaving, but the Mission has gotten even more gentrified by the IT boom since then.

    Maybe part of the lesson is lead with the residents, rather than the art galleries and other edgy/racy establishments. The sort of hoodlumism that would target, say, white hipsters moving in as residents directly is harder to get away with than the sort targeting an art gallery.

    The story of the Armory in SF is actually much more involved. The armory had been closed for years. During the first dot.com boom in the late 90s a builder bought it to renovate for offices. The now defunct SF Guardian led a campaign against the builder and delayed its opening long enough for the boom to end. In desperation and to great cheers from the left it was then rented out at a reduced rate to Kink.com. I guess now it will be turned back into offices.

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  67. Anonymous says:     Show CommentNext New Comment

    Chinese nukes are going off in LA it’s only a matter of when.

    The robot economy is going to hit Hispanics hard.

    South of the border will be attractive in the future.

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  68. @syonredux

    The anti-gallery people quickly figured out that real estate professionals were using homosexuality as a way to gain access to the Boyle Heights market.
     
    Gay men are the shock troops of gentrification.

    syonredux:

    A specific example of gay men being the shock troops of gentrification is Asbury Park, NJ, aka Camden by the Sea!

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  69. I was born in Boyle Heights, White Memorial Hospital, on Brooklyn avenue in the early 1960′s.

    I recall the demographics being roughly ~50% white, ~40% hispanic, and the rest Asians with a decent amount of Jews. I still remember the Breed St. synagogue right next to the Big Buy grocery store, also on Brooklyn avenue.

    My question: so it’s ok for the current batch of hispanics to take over the neighborhood, but now they think gentrification is unacceptable? That’s chutzpah, right there, no?

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    Man, them Mexican aint here just to change diapers. They’s here to change da hoods.

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  71. @Sunbeam
    I'd rather not have immigrant one from Mexico. But unlike a lot of you I don't have any unpleasant experiences with Mexicans. So in a sense I am totally neutral about them.

    But I hate the SJW types. Actually I'd rather have a Spanish speaking neighborhood than these gentrifiers. It is something now, good or bad, as opposed to what these types would turn it into.

    Sometimes I think I understand why they hate whites. At least that bunch.

    So good for you Mexicans. At least on this.

    Soooooooo this.

    I have several Mexican friends in Dallas.

    When I was in LA last I went to eat at a Mexican place in Koreatown called So Taurino or some such.

    Good tacos. Most Mexicans are just working class folk. And a lot of their women have GREAT curves & date white dudes.

    I’ve got a Mexican girl near el Paso who’d give me a baby if I wanted 1.

    Most of them like muscle cars, action movies, and other working class nerdy shit like comics and wrestling.

    Where as the sjw types view you as their annoying, embarrassing inbred cousins from West Virginia they hide in the closet when company comes around

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    Good tacos. Most Mexicans are just working class folk. And a lot of their women have GREAT curves & date white dudes.
     
    Well, if by curves you mean high rates of obesity.....
  72. @Ron Unz

    The kind of art exhibited in the gallery: http://www.barnettcohen.com/recent-work

    My favorite piece is entitled “Oxford Shoe, sand, cat piss and shit.”
     
    Pretty funny. I guess the local working-class, Catholic Mex-Ams didn't take kindly to being invaded by "Piss Christ"-type artistic hipsters.

    I'd be very surprised if normal white people or normal artists would have had any problems moving into the neighborhood...

    Doubt it.

    Most Mexicans are as you said – Catholic and some are Protestant.

    But they have that working class thing about them that is like repellant to hoi polloi Jewish & WASP types…..

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    But they have that working class thing about them that is like repellant to hoi polloi Jewish & WASP types…..
     
    hoi polloi


    PLURAL NOUN

    (usually the hoi polloi)
    derogatory
    The masses; the common people.
    ‘avoid mixing with the hoi polloi’

    https://en.oxforddictionaries.com/definition/hoi_polloi

  73. @Neoconned
    Soooooooo this.

    I have several Mexican friends in Dallas.

    When I was in LA last I went to eat at a Mexican place in Koreatown called So Taurino or some such.

    Good tacos. Most Mexicans are just working class folk. And a lot of their women have GREAT curves & date white dudes.

    I've got a Mexican girl near el Paso who'd give me a baby if I wanted 1.

    Most of them like muscle cars, action movies, and other working class nerdy shit like comics and wrestling.

    Where as the sjw types view you as their annoying, embarrassing inbred cousins from West Virginia they hide in the closet when company comes around

    Good tacos. Most Mexicans are just working class folk. And a lot of their women have GREAT curves & date white dudes.

    Well, if by curves you mean high rates of obesity…..

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    • Replies: @Flip
    The women don't age well, I think, especially after having a few kids.
  74. @Ron Unz

    The kind of art exhibited in the gallery: http://www.barnettcohen.com/recent-work

    My favorite piece is entitled “Oxford Shoe, sand, cat piss and shit.”
     
    Pretty funny. I guess the local working-class, Catholic Mex-Ams didn't take kindly to being invaded by "Piss Christ"-type artistic hipsters.

    I'd be very surprised if normal white people or normal artists would have had any problems moving into the neighborhood...

    I’d be very surprised if normal white people or normal artists would have had any problems moving into the neighborhood…

    I wouldn’t. Hispanic Mestizos can be quite….hostile to White Anglos. Just ask some of my female relatives who attend majority Hispanic schools…..

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    • Replies: @Desiderius
    That's on campuses - it's the SWPLs that they don't like. You may be getting caught in the crossfire.
    , @AP
    Maybe the dynamic is different in California, but in Chicago, Mexicans get along fine with Poles and other Eastern Europeans. I spent a year in a mostly Mexican, partially Polish area and never encountered rudeness from Mexicans who came across as nice, not particularly educated, working class people.

    There are some tensions with Puerto Ricans - west Ukrainian fresh off the boaters who can't afford established Ukrainian Village itself, have driven PRs out of neighboring eastern Humboldt Park.
    , @Autochthon
    With due respect to him as the host, Mr. Unz' wealth and location (if I recall correctly he lives in either Palo Alto or Menlo Park) suggest he has very little clue what it's like to actually live in hostile, overrun places like many of the rest of us do.

    In a perfect world, every person like Neoconned or Mr. Unz would be required to live for at least a month in a cheap flat in Salinas or Hialeah.
  75. @Neoconned
    Doubt it.

    Most Mexicans are as you said - Catholic and some are Protestant.

    But they have that working class thing about them that is like repellant to hoi polloi Jewish & WASP types.....

    But they have that working class thing about them that is like repellant to hoi polloi Jewish & WASP types…..

    hoi polloi

    PLURAL NOUN

    (usually the hoi polloi)
    derogatory
    The masses; the common people.
    ‘avoid mixing with the hoi polloi’

    https://en.oxforddictionaries.com/definition/hoi_polloi

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    • Replies: @Desiderius
    I think the word you're looking for is "highfalutin."
    , @Neoconned
    I got my definitions mixed up.

    Thank you for the correction my good sir.
  76. @ATX Hipster

    the artists we engaged are queer, women, and/or people of color,” they said on their website. “We could no longer continue to put already vulnerable communities at further risk.”
     
    I used to hear "vulnerable" used to describe, e.g. poor children who don't have anybody who will notice signs of abuse, or prostitutes, who might not be noticed if a serial killer starts picking them off.

    Women in general, being half the adult population, seem like a stretch to include in that category. PoCs, too, by similar reasoning. "Queer" people are vulnerable insofar as the behavior that they've come to define themselves by is extremely risky (might be a bad idea to raw dog it on meth with >200 dudes a year, but God forbid you say that). Hard to see how that makes them a "vulnerable community". Even the sainted Matthew Shepard died due to his crystal meth dealing.

    I have a grudging respect for the Left's tightening stranglehold on the English language.

    I enjoy hearing the words, “the trans community.”
    Huh? Trans HOAs? Trans Rotary Clubs?
    What “community”?

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  77. @syonredux

    But they have that working class thing about them that is like repellant to hoi polloi Jewish & WASP types…..
     
    hoi polloi


    PLURAL NOUN

    (usually the hoi polloi)
    derogatory
    The masses; the common people.
    ‘avoid mixing with the hoi polloi’

    https://en.oxforddictionaries.com/definition/hoi_polloi

    I think the word you’re looking for is “highfalutin.”

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    I think the word you’re looking for is “highfalutin.”
     
    That should be addressed to "Neoconned." I was simply pointing out his misuse of hoi polloi.
    , @Formerly CARealist
    High falutin, rootin-tootin, sonofagun from Arizona, Ragtime Cowboy Joe.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X92V88JFHso

    My favorite song.

    Happy St. Somebody Day
  78. @syonredux

    I’d be very surprised if normal white people or normal artists would have had any problems moving into the neighborhood…
     
    I wouldn't. Hispanic Mestizos can be quite....hostile to White Anglos. Just ask some of my female relatives who attend majority Hispanic schools.....

    That’s on campuses – it’s the SWPLs that they don’t like. You may be getting caught in the crossfire.

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    That’s on campuses – it’s the SWPLs that they don’t like. You may be getting caught in the crossfire.
     
    My female relatives attend a majority Hispanic High School....and they are not exactly SWPLs.....
  79. @anony-mouse
    Its not like there's ever going to be a Spanish Picasso, right?

    Is this how they're doing to treat those gallery owners:

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Francisco_Goya#/media/File:El_Tres_de_Mayo,_by_Francisco_de_Goya,_from_Prado_thin_black_margin.jpg

    What?

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  80. @Patrick Harris
    I have a certain amount of sympathy for people who want to preserve the character of their neighborhood- then I remember that the same activists almost certainly believe "no ser humano es illegal."

    As always: Kto? Kogo?

    That’s not grammatical…

    One would have to say “Un ser humano no puede ser ilegal” or “no hay humanos ilegales” or “nadie es ilegal.”

    Too often, direct translations are not possible.

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    Now that I look at it, it's "*ningun* ser humano"
    , @RadicalCenter
    Don't really care how to translate from the language of the invaders to our nation's language.
  81. The original Boyle seems a tad nicer.

    It lies “at the foot of the Curlew Mountains.”

    Boyle Heights is more at the bumcrack of the Curfew depression.

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  82. @Desiderius
    That's on campuses - it's the SWPLs that they don't like. You may be getting caught in the crossfire.

    That’s on campuses – it’s the SWPLs that they don’t like. You may be getting caught in the crossfire.

    My female relatives attend a majority Hispanic High School….and they are not exactly SWPLs…..

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    Is it mostly the men or women (boys or girls depending on age) who are doing the harassing?
  83. @Desiderius
    I think the word you're looking for is "highfalutin."

    I think the word you’re looking for is “highfalutin.”

    That should be addressed to “Neoconned.” I was simply pointing out his misuse of hoi polloi.

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  84. @syonredux

    But they have that working class thing about them that is like repellant to hoi polloi Jewish & WASP types…..
     
    hoi polloi


    PLURAL NOUN

    (usually the hoi polloi)
    derogatory
    The masses; the common people.
    ‘avoid mixing with the hoi polloi’

    https://en.oxforddictionaries.com/definition/hoi_polloi

    I got my definitions mixed up.

    Thank you for the correction my good sir.

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    • Replies: @Autochthon
    I notice this conflation is increasing. I reckon it is either because if the term "hoity toity" with its similar first syllable and two words, or just a perception that "hoi polloi" sounds exotic and therefore fancy to people....
  85. @Arclight
    I think for the SJW this experience might be called "post-wokeism." You do your darn best to show you sympathize with the vibrantly diverse and they hate you as much (or more) than the badwhites that openly don't give a sh!t about diversity or minorities and just mind their own business.

    The bottom line, appeasers never win anyone over and their obsequiousness means they are the first ones to get steamrolled.

    Perhaps this is best seen as one of the dress rehearsals for when Big Whitey is gone. Let the grievance groups figure out who matters and who does not, without interference. It’s their utopia and they are living the dream.

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    Has the self-consciously-black-negro-versus-mestizo conflict ever really been given room to play out? I don't think there are really any strident blacks in Mexico or Central America. There are blacks in Cuba and Puerto Rico but the Amerindians there got mostly wiped out long before the plantations really got going afaik.

    Brazil has some blacks but a surprisingly small number that self identify that way and I don't know but suspect they aren't blackety-black in-yo-face-honky about it 24/7.

    It could get interesting for U.S. blacks in areas where cracker justice loses its grip. Mexicans seem to have almost no use for them. There's close to no cross-cultural affinity like there is with whites. No Mexican I've ever met listens to or likes rap, nor do they watch or give a sh** about the NBA, NFL etc. I've never seen a single black Mexican actor, ever. A Mexican encountering his first taste of the metro Africa must be something like if a band of Yupik Eskimos, decked in seal gut and wolf fur, went dogs howling down the streets of Sarasota slaughtering geriatrics with whale harpoons. The alien hate meter would get tipped pretty quickly.

    And Mexicans have a long tradition of convoking vigilance committees.

  86. @Kyle a
    Is it okay if one enjoys baseball, hockey, and curling? Dungeons and Dragons will never be a sport, so give up the dream.

    LARPing could be a pro sport! It totally could!

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  87. What’s the opposite of gentrification? — ungentrification — ‘white flight’ is usually the result of ungentrification — Whites are not allowed to protect their neighborhoods from ungentrification — in fact, other than condemning Whites for worrying about it, the media does not generally pay much attention to ungentrification — on the other hand, ‘activism’ against gentrification is usually reported approvingly — after all, the ungentrifiers have a right to preserve the character of their neighborhoods — not Whites though — the hypocrisy is noteworthy — in reality, today the entire country is being ungentrified — here also Whites are not allowed to preserve the character of their country (at least the media is quasi-consistent here) — so where will Whites go once the entire country is ungentrified?

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  88. @syonredux

    Good tacos. Most Mexicans are just working class folk. And a lot of their women have GREAT curves & date white dudes.
     
    Well, if by curves you mean high rates of obesity.....

    The women don’t age well, I think, especially after having a few kids.

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  89. @Steve Sailer
    After the Mexicans drive the blacks out, you bring in the Armenians to rid yourself of the Mexicans. To get rid of the Armenians, you import the Chechens. Then you bring in the Chinese needle snakes.

    I saw what you did there…

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  90. @Rod1963
    The whites who are fans of the NBA are already gelded and black worshipers. IOW they are lost causes.

    G-d knows I worked along side these losers for enough time to know most are idiots with only one thing on their tiny little minds - pro sports. They care for nothing else.

    They're not bad guys, but you're left with the impression they're really not normal either.

    This is why I slam pro-sports every chance I get. It's toxic.

    Rec sports leagues (baseball, softball, bowling, basketball, etc.) used to ubiquitous among working class men when I was growing up (60′s – 70′s). I remember going to my Dad’s softball games during the summer and bowling league games in the winter as a tyke. This was suburban Chicago-Gary, which was still at that point a big industrial center with lots of blue collar/low white collar jobs for men (my Dad both sold life insurance and was a steelworker). I don’t know how widespread this was across the US, but I get the sense it was pretty common across the Midwest. I don’t see this extracurricular participation at the average Joe level as much anymore. It seems they live more vicariously through watching sports than actually going out and playing them. I also get the sense that the squeeze in wages at the median income level means average Joes spend more time working trying to make ends meet and don’t have enough free time to engage in off-work pursuits as they used to.

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  91. Oh, to be a movie studio executive for a week, just so I could commission Mr. Sailer to draft a script for an iStevey SoCal film noir spoof. Obviously, it would need to touch upon gentrification, immigration, World War T, golf course architecture, and the plunge for distance- a comedic “Chinatown” for the 21st century. Granted, all five people in America who would actually watch it are already reading this blog, but when did lack of an audience ever stop Hollywood from wasting money?

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    • Replies: @Negrolphin Pool
    The Oroville dam posts got me turned on to Chinatown, which I hadn't seen. It's stunningly good.

    There's a reservoir of narrative tension and drama just waiting to spill from the iSteve retaining walls.

  92. @NOTA
    I wonder whether they'd have gotten as hostile a response to their gallery if it had been what normal people would think of as art (justly famous paintings and sculptures, rather than highbrow trolling of the mundanes).

    Certainly not.

    PSSST had a really lousy opening gambit. The fist exhibit should have been dia de los muertos skulls painted with NFL logos.

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  93. @Triumph104
    The anti-gallery people did their homework.


    ... one of the two artistic directors of PSSST is a white artist who moved to L.A., received their MFA from CalArts, takes on the language of radical rhetoric despite also moonlighting as a real estate agent whose most recent properties for sale is in the actively gentrifying neighborhood of Frogtown. ...

    ... the building in which PSST is to be housed was purchased by a “silent investor” for $975,000 in 2014 and those involved with PSSST have signed a nondisclosure agreement to not say who is their wealthy investor. And yet we are expected to trust PSSST’s intentions. The intentions, we are told, is to focus on “underrepresented artists” but at what costs? When the cost of creating a venue for those you seek to focus is the displacement of those very people, or people like them then we begin to see who really stands to gain. The transformation of Boyle Heights into a place amenable to capital looking to develop it for an entirely different class of people comes into view. The “underrepresented artists” gain some kind of cultural capital but the developers and their associates gain actual capital.
     

    “Instrumentalization” of the culture wars.

    Gotta admire the sociopathic skills.

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  94. @Thomas
    A similar conflict flared up in San Francisco's Mission District about ten years ago, when the San Francisco Armory building located in the neighborhood was taken over for BDSM pornography filming by "Kink.com." The Mission had once been a working-class, heavily Hispanic neighborhood. The local residents who were still of that description weren't happy, but there weren't enough of them left by then in the neighborhood to stop it. As of this year, Kink.com is leaving, but the Mission has gotten even more gentrified by the IT boom since then.

    Maybe part of the lesson is lead with the residents, rather than the art galleries and other edgy/racy establishments. The sort of hoodlumism that would target, say, white hipsters moving in as residents directly is harder to get away with than the sort targeting an art gallery.

    “Come again, walking along in the Mission in the rain,
    Come again, walking along in the Mission in the rain,”

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  95. @Pericles
    Perhaps this is best seen as one of the dress rehearsals for when Big Whitey is gone. Let the grievance groups figure out who matters and who does not, without interference. It's their utopia and they are living the dream.

    Has the self-consciously-black-negro-versus-mestizo conflict ever really been given room to play out? I don’t think there are really any strident blacks in Mexico or Central America. There are blacks in Cuba and Puerto Rico but the Amerindians there got mostly wiped out long before the plantations really got going afaik.

    Brazil has some blacks but a surprisingly small number that self identify that way and I don’t know but suspect they aren’t blackety-black in-yo-face-honky about it 24/7.

    It could get interesting for U.S. blacks in areas where cracker justice loses its grip. Mexicans seem to have almost no use for them. There’s close to no cross-cultural affinity like there is with whites. No Mexican I’ve ever met listens to or likes rap, nor do they watch or give a sh** about the NBA, NFL etc. I’ve never seen a single black Mexican actor, ever. A Mexican encountering his first taste of the metro Africa must be something like if a band of Yupik Eskimos, decked in seal gut and wolf fur, went dogs howling down the streets of Sarasota slaughtering geriatrics with whale harpoons. The alien hate meter would get tipped pretty quickly.

    And Mexicans have a long tradition of convoking vigilance committees.

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  96. @syonredux

    I’d be very surprised if normal white people or normal artists would have had any problems moving into the neighborhood…
     
    I wouldn't. Hispanic Mestizos can be quite....hostile to White Anglos. Just ask some of my female relatives who attend majority Hispanic schools.....

    Maybe the dynamic is different in California, but in Chicago, Mexicans get along fine with Poles and other Eastern Europeans. I spent a year in a mostly Mexican, partially Polish area and never encountered rudeness from Mexicans who came across as nice, not particularly educated, working class people.

    There are some tensions with Puerto Ricans – west Ukrainian fresh off the boaters who can’t afford established Ukrainian Village itself, have driven PRs out of neighboring eastern Humboldt Park.

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    Maybe the dynamic is different in California, but in Chicago, Mexicans get along fine with Poles and other Eastern Europeans. I spent a year in a mostly Mexican, partially Polish area and never encountered rudeness from Mexicans who came across as nice, not particularly educated, working class people.
     
    Mexicans in CA tend to be more aggressive than the ones who live east of the Mississippi; perhaps it's the joy they feel at contributing to the Reconquista?
  97. @Anon
    They sure did a lousy job of playing for keeps in the SW territories.

    Up against determination, Mexers are hopeless and useless.

    But, paradoxically, that is one of the Mexers' strength. Their sheer mediocrity seems so non-threatening that people ignore the rise in Mexer numbers for too long until there are too many of them and may even be poised to take over. Mexers know that their power resides ONLY IN NUMBERS.

    You don't need too many Muslims to realize that, uh oh, they mean trouble!! Even less with blacks.

    But with Mexicans, you figure they will always be like Guillermo, a smiling servant people who say, "Yes Jimmy".

    Anyway, against determination and aggressive power, Mexers will always bow down and play the bitch.

    Every Latin American country has had a conquistador elite since 1500.

    How long did African colonialism’s heyday last, 100 years? And that was just a resource extraction gambit. Were the jungle hinterlands ever really ruled by anything but drums, fire and animism?

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  98. @AndrewR
    That's not grammatical...

    One would have to say "Un ser humano no puede ser ilegal" or "no hay humanos ilegales" or "nadie es ilegal."

    Too often, direct translations are not possible.

    Now that I look at it, it’s “*ningun* ser humano”

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  99. @Elli
    This persistent targeting, which was often highly personal in nature, was made all the more intolerable because the artists we engaged are queer, women, and/or people of color,” they said on their website. “We could no longer continue to put already vulnerable communities at further risk.”

    "Highly personal in nature" probably means aggressive following, sexual harassment, and murmured Mexican endearments that could mean, "I find out where you live," for all the harassee can tell.

    To directly confront a man with tattoos on his face and his hand on his cojones would be punching up for the artists described, and vulnerable is a fairly exact word here.

    But they invoked the community after listing their victimologic pedigree. It’s clear from the context that they were using “vulnerable” in the proggy newspeak sense and not to describe a genuine threat to personal safety.

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  100. @Sunbeam
    I'd rather not have immigrant one from Mexico. But unlike a lot of you I don't have any unpleasant experiences with Mexicans. So in a sense I am totally neutral about them.

    But I hate the SJW types. Actually I'd rather have a Spanish speaking neighborhood than these gentrifiers. It is something now, good or bad, as opposed to what these types would turn it into.

    Sometimes I think I understand why they hate whites. At least that bunch.

    So good for you Mexicans. At least on this.

    There is some truth that its better to have an honest enemy than a conniving traitor.

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  101. @anonn
    So are you now against local communities deciding what is appropriate for their neighborhoods? Why is it when section 8 housing moves into a neighborhood and the existing families don't want it this is a problem, but when degenerate yuppie art moves into a neighborhood, and the existing families don't want it this is anti-white ethnic cleansing?

    Freedom of association is against the American ideal: forced diversity regardless of consequence. How else can we ensure that the Brazification of the world continues?

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  102. @syonredux

    I think the word you’re looking for is “highfalutin.”
     
    That should be addressed to "Neoconned." I was simply pointing out his misuse of hoi polloi.

    It was.

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  103. @Thomas
    A similar conflict flared up in San Francisco's Mission District about ten years ago, when the San Francisco Armory building located in the neighborhood was taken over for BDSM pornography filming by "Kink.com." The Mission had once been a working-class, heavily Hispanic neighborhood. The local residents who were still of that description weren't happy, but there weren't enough of them left by then in the neighborhood to stop it. As of this year, Kink.com is leaving, but the Mission has gotten even more gentrified by the IT boom since then.

    Maybe part of the lesson is lead with the residents, rather than the art galleries and other edgy/racy establishments. The sort of hoodlumism that would target, say, white hipsters moving in as residents directly is harder to get away with than the sort targeting an art gallery.

    If given a choice, I would take kink.com over hispanics. My experience is that when hispanics move in, crime follows. I have been robbed and attacked by hispanics. I have yet to be robbed or attacked by a porn star.

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  104. @ATX Hipster

    the artists we engaged are queer, women, and/or people of color,” they said on their website. “We could no longer continue to put already vulnerable communities at further risk.”
     
    I used to hear "vulnerable" used to describe, e.g. poor children who don't have anybody who will notice signs of abuse, or prostitutes, who might not be noticed if a serial killer starts picking them off.

    Women in general, being half the adult population, seem like a stretch to include in that category. PoCs, too, by similar reasoning. "Queer" people are vulnerable insofar as the behavior that they've come to define themselves by is extremely risky (might be a bad idea to raw dog it on meth with >200 dudes a year, but God forbid you say that). Hard to see how that makes them a "vulnerable community". Even the sainted Matthew Shepard died due to his crystal meth dealing.

    I have a grudging respect for the Left's tightening stranglehold on the English language.

    “Raw dog it”

    Speaking of language, you seem strangely … familiar … with this term I’ve never heard.

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  105. @ArtsDistricttooWhite
    I kind of love how the map portrays Bestia as the tip of the spear of an invading SWPL army, marching eastward, and powered by $29 plates of Cavatelli alla Norcina. http://bestiala.com/menu/

    Bestia literally means the Beast in Romanian and in every Romance language, under one form or another. So, the beast of gentrification.

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  106. @Johnny Smoggins
    Agree. With the exception of negroes, and possibly gypsies, anyone would be preferable as neighbours to SJWs.

    Negroes, gypsies, tramps and thieves.

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  107. @Kyle a
    Is it okay if one enjoys baseball, hockey, and curling? Dungeons and Dragons will never be a sport, so give up the dream.

    If you get outside and play them, that’s probably a lot better. If you’re watching them on the TV, how can you get on the D&D guys? At least they do more thinking. Is that game still around? There’s a lot more stuff you can do in the basement nowadays besides D&D, even without a girlfriend down there.

    Besides, hair curling is for girls and gays and is not a sport.*

    * Unless you’re a Canadian, then it’s apparently OK. (Not that there’s anything wrong with that! Curling, I mean.)

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  108. @Karl
    I always knew that the hispanics have frech'ot, but now i learn that they also have ars'im.

    if they need a place to go, there's room in Judea & Samaria. We can arrange for them to barely never have to see the Ethiopians. That's legal here, if you set things up with the correct paperwork

    Over-the-top party for a 15 year old girl to celebrate the fact that she has a vagina? Holy shit, these folks could blend right in with the Moroccan Jews

    Yeah, those Mexican debutante parties always seemed sort of creepy to me too. I guess I’m just an outsider. Really it’s about having a big fun party for all the teens to mix in. Find your future spouse, honey! Don’t go dating one of those white dudes, or, God forbid, one of the black ones.

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  109. @Desiderius
    I think the word you're looking for is "highfalutin."

    High falutin, rootin-tootin, sonofagun from Arizona, Ragtime Cowboy Joe.

    My favorite song.

    Happy St. Somebody Day

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  110. @Charles Pewitt
    TERRITORIALISM IS THE WAY OF THE WORLD

    That includes financial territorialism. Young people should declare government debt to be not of their territory and refuse to pay it. Government debt is just stealing financial territory from the future. Declare odious debt and refuse to pay.

    The Boyle area of Los Angeles and who controls it is small business. The bigger question is the financial territorialism of the globally coordinated central banks.

    Is it “small business” that controls Boyle Heights or ignorant white-hating racist thugs and gangs?

    As for student loans, there is no “need” to borrow a ton of money to attend college. See Zack Bissonnette’s book “Debt Free U.” Taking on substantial debt is an UNNECESSARY and unwise choice, and adults should generally not expect to force others to pay for the consequences of their foolish decisions. Blame the parents who didn’t teach their kids common sense and longer-term thinking, not the lenders or the government or anyone else.

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  111. @anony-mouse
    Its not like there's ever going to be a Spanish Picasso, right?

    Is this how they're doing to treat those gallery owners:

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Francisco_Goya#/media/File:El_Tres_de_Mayo,_by_Francisco_de_Goya,_from_Prado_thin_black_margin.jpg

    Is Picasso supposed to be an example of good art?

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  112. @Sunbeam
    I'd rather not have immigrant one from Mexico. But unlike a lot of you I don't have any unpleasant experiences with Mexicans. So in a sense I am totally neutral about them.

    But I hate the SJW types. Actually I'd rather have a Spanish speaking neighborhood than these gentrifiers. It is something now, good or bad, as opposed to what these types would turn it into.

    Sometimes I think I understand why they hate whites. At least that bunch.

    So good for you Mexicans. At least on this.

    Walk around Boyle Heights at night. Heck, walk around there during the daytime wearing a shirt that says “Proud to be an American” with an American flag. See how you don’t have problems with Mexicans then.

    Naïve as Hell.

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  113. @anonn
    So are you now against local communities deciding what is appropriate for their neighborhoods? Why is it when section 8 housing moves into a neighborhood and the existing families don't want it this is a problem, but when degenerate yuppie art moves into a neighborhood, and the existing families don't want it this is anti-white ethnic cleansing?

    Um, maybe because the murder, rape, burglary, intimidation, trash, graffiti, constant noise and fear that come with government housing projects or Section 8 buildings (typically full of African-”Americans”) are far more of a grave threat than offensive or bizarre “art” ?

    And dumbass, someone from the menacing mob spray-painted “F— White Art” on one of the art galleries in question. Does that sound like a mere objection to “yuppie art” or flat-out racial hatred? If you can read English and are honest, you know the answer.

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    Ah, so local decision making is OK if it is made for reasons that you approve, and only negatively affects people that don't look like you. Got it.

    Putting a gallery of white yuppie art in the middle of the barrio is as much a deliberate cultural provocation as building a mosque near Ground Zero. As for "F--- white art", I hope you find a safe space to shield you from the naughty words.
  114. @AndrewR
    That's not grammatical...

    One would have to say "Un ser humano no puede ser ilegal" or "no hay humanos ilegales" or "nadie es ilegal."

    Too often, direct translations are not possible.

    Don’t really care how to translate from the language of the invaders to our nation’s language.

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    @Triumph104
    The whites moving into Pilsen don't earn much more than the current Hispanic residents, although many of the whites are students.

    ... Whites living in Pilsen also make more money than their Latino counterparts. As of 2013, the average white household living in Pilsen made $41,760, compared with the average Latino household, which made $32,126 annually.

    ... "They don't bother me, but we're separate," she said of her new white neighbors, many of whom are students. 

    ... Soon, Alejo and others will lose their longtime Catholic parish. Citing the declining Latino population in the neighborhood, the Archdiocese of Chicago announced earlier this year that three churches in the neighborhood, including St. Adalbert, would close. 

    ... Pilsen has undergone a slower gentrification than some other Chicago neighborhoods, like Wicker Park or West Town, that have seemingly gentrified in a decade,

    ... Despite its proximity to Downtown, Pilsen's housing stock — with sunken backyards and sunken first floors on some streets — and environmental issues have kept some buyers and investors at bay,

    ... And the ongoing efforts to fight gentrification and the Mexican community's overwhelming desire to stay have slowed the process by decades, he said. 

    "In my opinion, the big reason Pilsen is still Mexican is because the community is so resilient. Families will do whatever they can to stay, even if they have to pay more in rent. They will triple up in a house, rent rooms to other people. They have done a lot of things to stay," the UIC professor said. 
     
    https://www.dnainfo.com/chicago/20160413/pilsen/pilsen-gets-whiter-as-10000-hispanics-families-move-out-study-finds

    It’s not like ‘luxury condos’ are being constructed at breakneck speed.

    Some residents moved to the suburbs to be closer to work and other longtime homeowners are happy to cash in on their investment as property values rise, he said.

    There is plenty of lebensraum in the city and inner suburbs.

    The neighborhood still needs investment, growth and jobs. More than a little of the anti-gentrification sentiment is being pushed by an earlier generation white/hipster gentrifiers.

    Mexicans are doing their version of lamenting what isn’t that different than a lot of ‘white flight’. As the area gets better, it gets more expensive. A nice urban neighborhood is going to be a more expensive place to raise a family at middle class standards.

    The old urban development model broke down when blacks moved in, dug in, and ethnically cleansed the remaining European ethnics and made life hell for the working class/middle class blacks.

    I recently ate in an semi-upscale Mexican restaurant owned by a Mexican who had been a chef at Rick Bayless/Frontera. The Mexican merchant seem fine with it. Or maybe there are the inevitable resentments, but thats the way cities are. Meanwhile, the Black neighborhoods have a feel of desolation more than menace.

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    @Triumph104
    The whites moving into Pilsen don't earn much more than the current Hispanic residents, although many of the whites are students.

    ... Whites living in Pilsen also make more money than their Latino counterparts. As of 2013, the average white household living in Pilsen made $41,760, compared with the average Latino household, which made $32,126 annually.

    ... "They don't bother me, but we're separate," she said of her new white neighbors, many of whom are students. 

    ... Soon, Alejo and others will lose their longtime Catholic parish. Citing the declining Latino population in the neighborhood, the Archdiocese of Chicago announced earlier this year that three churches in the neighborhood, including St. Adalbert, would close. 

    ... Pilsen has undergone a slower gentrification than some other Chicago neighborhoods, like Wicker Park or West Town, that have seemingly gentrified in a decade,

    ... Despite its proximity to Downtown, Pilsen's housing stock — with sunken backyards and sunken first floors on some streets — and environmental issues have kept some buyers and investors at bay,

    ... And the ongoing efforts to fight gentrification and the Mexican community's overwhelming desire to stay have slowed the process by decades, he said. 

    "In my opinion, the big reason Pilsen is still Mexican is because the community is so resilient. Families will do whatever they can to stay, even if they have to pay more in rent. They will triple up in a house, rent rooms to other people. They have done a lot of things to stay," the UIC professor said. 
     
    https://www.dnainfo.com/chicago/20160413/pilsen/pilsen-gets-whiter-as-10000-hispanics-families-move-out-study-finds

    It’s not like ‘luxury condos’ are being constructed at breakneck speed.

    Some residents moved to the suburbs to be closer to work and other longtime homeowners are happy to cash in on their investment as property values rise, he said.

    There is plenty of lebensraum in the city and inner suburbs.

    The neighborhood still needs investment, growth and jobs. More than a little of the anti-gentrification sentiment is being pushed by an earlier generation white/hipster gentrifiers.

    Mexicans are doing their version of lamenting what isn’t that different than a lot of ‘white flight’. As the area gets better, it gets more expensive. A nice urban neighborhood is going to be a more expensive place to raise a family at middle class standards.

    The old urban development model broke down when blacks moved in, dug in, and ethnically cleansed the remaining European ethnics and made life hell for the working class/middle class blacks.

    I recently ate in an semi-upscale Mexican restaurant owned by a Mexican who had been a chef at Rick Bayless/Frontera. The Mexican merchant seem fine with it. Or maybe there are the inevitable resentments, but thats the way cities are. Meanwhile, the Black neighborhoods have a feel of desolation more than menace.

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  117. I thought this was the most interesting bit:

    The battle between the galleries and activists reached a peak last fall when someone spray-painted a vulgar statement condemning “white art” on the door of one gallery and a hate-crime investigation was opened.

    Actually, there were two interesting bits. The one I quote above and the fact that the story exits at all.

    Do we normally get a news story and the opening of a hate crime investigation and the news story reporting the opening of a hate crime investigation when some NAM expresses hatred for whites? Is that a thing? Does the NYT report on such incidents occurring 3000 miles away? Ever? Of course not.

    Except when some real estate developer calls up his friends in the press . . .

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    Except when some real estate developer calls up his friends in the press . . .
     
    Very typical for the NYT running an out-of-town story such as this. Very (extremely) unusual for a hate crime investigation where the targeted victim is white.
  118. @Kyle a
    Is it okay if one enjoys baseball, hockey, and curling? Dungeons and Dragons will never be a sport, so give up the dream.

    People – usually out of shape – who sit around eating Cheetohs and drinking beer whilst watching basketball, baseball, football, and, to a significantly lesser extent, hockey, are the vast majority of followers of professional sports.

    Those of us who hold this behaviour in contempt are often too busy actually participating in athletic activities to spend hours every week watching others do so via a teevee. We are out hiking, kayaking, skiing, running, perhaps playing tennis, golf, or even basketball, baseball, or (among adults, usually touch) football, etc.

    The idea that those of us contemptuous of professional sports and their mindless followers are all sitting around playing Dungeons & Dragons is no mere straw man; it’s a straw army.

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  119. @syonredux

    I’d be very surprised if normal white people or normal artists would have had any problems moving into the neighborhood…
     
    I wouldn't. Hispanic Mestizos can be quite....hostile to White Anglos. Just ask some of my female relatives who attend majority Hispanic schools.....

    With due respect to him as the host, Mr. Unz’ wealth and location (if I recall correctly he lives in either Palo Alto or Menlo Park) suggest he has very little clue what it’s like to actually live in hostile, overrun places like many of the rest of us do.

    In a perfect world, every person like Neoconned or Mr. Unz would be required to live for at least a month in a cheap flat in Salinas or Hialeah.

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    Autochthon:

    Where or where not Mr Unz lives is completelyn irrelevant.

    What is supremely relevant is that he provides the UR forum for people who "actually live in hostile, overrun places like many of the rest of us do."
  120. @Neoconned
    I got my definitions mixed up.

    Thank you for the correction my good sir.

    I notice this conflation is increasing. I reckon it is either because if the term “hoity toity” with its similar first syllable and two words, or just a perception that “hoi polloi” sounds exotic and therefore fancy to people….

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    that low rents in an extremely convenient central location surrounded by several generations of your people were a pleasant combination. (Recent immigrants tend to be relatives from the Old Country of well-established residents.)

    Dunno about Flyover but this is how rent-control regs function in every big coastal city of the West or Northeast– a way to insulate Our People from the market & be aristocratically selective about which new initiates will be shown the favor. Not only the vibrants– white people are versed in the rent-control arts as well (cf. Santa Monica which is up the road from slightly-gangbangerish Venice)

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  122. @syonredux

    That’s on campuses – it’s the SWPLs that they don’t like. You may be getting caught in the crossfire.
     
    My female relatives attend a majority Hispanic High School....and they are not exactly SWPLs.....

    Is it mostly the men or women (boys or girls depending on age) who are doing the harassing?

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    Is it mostly the men or women (boys or girls depending on age) who are doing the harassing?
     
    Both. But my relatives report that the Mestizo girls are more vicious.
  123. @Autochthon
    With due respect to him as the host, Mr. Unz' wealth and location (if I recall correctly he lives in either Palo Alto or Menlo Park) suggest he has very little clue what it's like to actually live in hostile, overrun places like many of the rest of us do.

    In a perfect world, every person like Neoconned or Mr. Unz would be required to live for at least a month in a cheap flat in Salinas or Hialeah.

    Autochthon:

    Where or where not Mr Unz lives is completelyn irrelevant.

    What is supremely relevant is that he provides the UR forum for people who “actually live in hostile, overrun places like many of the rest of us do.”

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    How is a person's experience living among a people for significant periods of time irrelevant to that person's capacity to accurately judge what it is like to have to live among those people?

    You might as well argue that actually having eaten beef is completely irrelevant to a man's capacity to accurately say how beef tastes.

    I've not insulted the gentleman; I merely wonder about his experience of a particular matter.

  124. @Dan Hayes
    Autochthon:

    Where or where not Mr Unz lives is completelyn irrelevant.

    What is supremely relevant is that he provides the UR forum for people who "actually live in hostile, overrun places like many of the rest of us do."

    How is a person’s experience living among a people for significant periods of time irrelevant to that person’s capacity to accurately judge what it is like to have to live among those people?

    You might as well argue that actually having eaten beef is completely irrelevant to a man’s capacity to accurately say how beef tastes.

    I’ve not insulted the gentleman; I merely wonder about his experience of a particular matter.

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  125. @James O'Meara
    "Raw dog it"

    Speaking of language, you seem strangely ... familiar ... with this term I've never heard.

    Clearly you were never in the military.

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  126. @Bill
    I thought this was the most interesting bit:

    The battle between the galleries and activists reached a peak last fall when someone spray-painted a vulgar statement condemning “white art” on the door of one gallery and a hate-crime investigation was opened.
     
    Actually, there were two interesting bits. The one I quote above and the fact that the story exits at all.

    Do we normally get a news story and the opening of a hate crime investigation and the news story reporting the opening of a hate crime investigation when some NAM expresses hatred for whites? Is that a thing? Does the NYT report on such incidents occurring 3000 miles away? Ever? Of course not.

    Except when some real estate developer calls up his friends in the press . . .

    Except when some real estate developer calls up his friends in the press . . .

    Very typical for the NYT running an out-of-town story such as this. Very (extremely) unusual for a hate crime investigation where the targeted victim is white.

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    Los Angeles is fashionable once again. A lot of people in New York are thinking about moving to L.A.

    Bill Bratton got the crime rate down when he was top cop at the LAPD in 2002-2009. They stopped trying to arrest just the gang "kingpins" and started arresting all the gang members en masse.

    The crime rate started going back up when they let all the prisoners out, and the number of homeless people is immense, but at the moment white people have a fair amount of confidence in LA. The mayor is no longer a cholo, but is instead a very well dressed white guy with some kind of complicated genealogical claim to being a Mexican that the Mexicans seem willing to accept.

    For decades, gentrification energies in LA were focused on hilly neighborhoods as more defensible come the Day of the Locust, but they're starting to notice that there are a ton of flat neighborhoods that are better for walking.

  127. @Forbes

    Except when some real estate developer calls up his friends in the press . . .
     
    Very typical for the NYT running an out-of-town story such as this. Very (extremely) unusual for a hate crime investigation where the targeted victim is white.

    Los Angeles is fashionable once again. A lot of people in New York are thinking about moving to L.A.

    Bill Bratton got the crime rate down when he was top cop at the LAPD in 2002-2009. They stopped trying to arrest just the gang “kingpins” and started arresting all the gang members en masse.

    The crime rate started going back up when they let all the prisoners out, and the number of homeless people is immense, but at the moment white people have a fair amount of confidence in LA. The mayor is no longer a cholo, but is instead a very well dressed white guy with some kind of complicated genealogical claim to being a Mexican that the Mexicans seem willing to accept.

    For decades, gentrification energies in LA were focused on hilly neighborhoods as more defensible come the Day of the Locust, but they’re starting to notice that there are a ton of flat neighborhoods that are better for walking.

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    A non-trivial number of millennials who grew up east of the 605 are moving back, too, because it's just as expensive to rent a decent place in the city as it is to rent/buy a home in the suburbs and exurbs. But no commute!
  128. @RadicalCenter
    Um, maybe because the murder, rape, burglary, intimidation, trash, graffiti, constant noise and fear that come with government housing projects or Section 8 buildings (typically full of African-"Americans") are far more of a grave threat than offensive or bizarre "art" ?

    And dumbass, someone from the menacing mob spray-painted "F--- White Art" on one of the art galleries in question. Does that sound like a mere objection to "yuppie art" or flat-out racial hatred? If you can read English and are honest, you know the answer.

    Ah, so local decision making is OK if it is made for reasons that you approve, and only negatively affects people that don’t look like you. Got it.

    Putting a gallery of white yuppie art in the middle of the barrio is as much a deliberate cultural provocation as building a mosque near Ground Zero. As for “F— white art”, I hope you find a safe space to shield you from the naughty words.

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  129. @Steve Sailer
    Los Angeles is fashionable once again. A lot of people in New York are thinking about moving to L.A.

    Bill Bratton got the crime rate down when he was top cop at the LAPD in 2002-2009. They stopped trying to arrest just the gang "kingpins" and started arresting all the gang members en masse.

    The crime rate started going back up when they let all the prisoners out, and the number of homeless people is immense, but at the moment white people have a fair amount of confidence in LA. The mayor is no longer a cholo, but is instead a very well dressed white guy with some kind of complicated genealogical claim to being a Mexican that the Mexicans seem willing to accept.

    For decades, gentrification energies in LA were focused on hilly neighborhoods as more defensible come the Day of the Locust, but they're starting to notice that there are a ton of flat neighborhoods that are better for walking.

    A non-trivial number of millennials who grew up east of the 605 are moving back, too, because it’s just as expensive to rent a decent place in the city as it is to rent/buy a home in the suburbs and exurbs. But no commute!

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    What do you have to make, $40 an hour, to afford a one bedroom apartment in L.A.?
  130. @ATX Hipster

    the artists we engaged are queer, women, and/or people of color,” they said on their website. “We could no longer continue to put already vulnerable communities at further risk.”
     
    I used to hear "vulnerable" used to describe, e.g. poor children who don't have anybody who will notice signs of abuse, or prostitutes, who might not be noticed if a serial killer starts picking them off.

    Women in general, being half the adult population, seem like a stretch to include in that category. PoCs, too, by similar reasoning. "Queer" people are vulnerable insofar as the behavior that they've come to define themselves by is extremely risky (might be a bad idea to raw dog it on meth with >200 dudes a year, but God forbid you say that). Hard to see how that makes them a "vulnerable community". Even the sainted Matthew Shepard died due to his crystal meth dealing.

    I have a grudging respect for the Left's tightening stranglehold on the English language.

    Even the sainted Matthew Shepard died due to his crystal meth dealing.

    Shepard had enrolled at the University of Wyoming about six weeks before he was killed. He hadn’t lived in Wyoming for several years, and his family had lived in Casper, not Laramie. Aaron McKinney was a roofing company employee living in a trailer park with his baby mamma and child; Shepard was the son of a petroleum engineer who’d attended a boarding school when his father was transferred abroad. The notion that these two were more than tangentially acquainted beggars belief. (And, while we’re at it, local law enforcement has said for attribution that Stephen Jimenez notion that Matthew Shepard was middle-management in a drug trafficking operation is a fantasy).

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    The murderer tried to kill somebody else later that night.
  131. @Rapparee
    Oh, to be a movie studio executive for a week, just so I could commission Mr. Sailer to draft a script for an iStevey SoCal film noir spoof. Obviously, it would need to touch upon gentrification, immigration, World War T, golf course architecture, and the plunge for distance- a comedic "Chinatown" for the 21st century. Granted, all five people in America who would actually watch it are already reading this blog, but when did lack of an audience ever stop Hollywood from wasting money?

    The Oroville dam posts got me turned on to Chinatown, which I hadn’t seen. It’s stunningly good.

    There’s a reservoir of narrative tension and drama just waiting to spill from the iSteve retaining walls.

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  132. @Art Deco
    Even the sainted Matthew Shepard died due to his crystal meth dealing.

    Shepard had enrolled at the University of Wyoming about six weeks before he was killed. He hadn't lived in Wyoming for several years, and his family had lived in Casper, not Laramie. Aaron McKinney was a roofing company employee living in a trailer park with his baby mamma and child; Shepard was the son of a petroleum engineer who'd attended a boarding school when his father was transferred abroad. The notion that these two were more than tangentially acquainted beggars belief. (And, while we're at it, local law enforcement has said for attribution that Stephen Jimenez notion that Matthew Shepard was middle-management in a drug trafficking operation is a fantasy).

    The murderer tried to kill somebody else later that night.

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    I'm not understanding your point. It's been known since he was arrested that McKinney was a volatile character and that he and Russell Henderson were meth users. It's also been known that Shepard had a mess of issues, including heavy drinking.

    Stephen Jimenez has been promoting the ideal that Shepard and McKinney had an established association, which, again, is incredible given how little time Shepard had been in town, how little the social circles of one would ordinarily have intersected with the other, how little evidence Jimenez had that the two had been acquainted in Fort Collins, and how dubious was the testimony that they knew each other in Laramie.

    Here's a suggestion: Matthew Shepard was a broken down wreck of a young man, not a martyr and not an apprenticing drug lord. Maybe he'd have got his life sorted out, and maybe he wouldn't have; he was certainly off to an inauspicious start (as his father implicitly acknowledged 'ere his mother started off on her road show).
  133. @Seth Largo
    A non-trivial number of millennials who grew up east of the 605 are moving back, too, because it's just as expensive to rent a decent place in the city as it is to rent/buy a home in the suburbs and exurbs. But no commute!

    What do you have to make, $40 an hour, to afford a one bedroom apartment in L.A.?

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    http://la.curbed.com/2015/4/8/9973268/mapping-the-cheapest-and-most-expensive-places-to-rent-in-los-angeles
  134. @res
    Is it mostly the men or women (boys or girls depending on age) who are doing the harassing?

    Is it mostly the men or women (boys or girls depending on age) who are doing the harassing?

    Both. But my relatives report that the Mestizo girls are more vicious.

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  135. @AP
    Maybe the dynamic is different in California, but in Chicago, Mexicans get along fine with Poles and other Eastern Europeans. I spent a year in a mostly Mexican, partially Polish area and never encountered rudeness from Mexicans who came across as nice, not particularly educated, working class people.

    There are some tensions with Puerto Ricans - west Ukrainian fresh off the boaters who can't afford established Ukrainian Village itself, have driven PRs out of neighboring eastern Humboldt Park.

    Maybe the dynamic is different in California, but in Chicago, Mexicans get along fine with Poles and other Eastern Europeans. I spent a year in a mostly Mexican, partially Polish area and never encountered rudeness from Mexicans who came across as nice, not particularly educated, working class people.

    Mexicans in CA tend to be more aggressive than the ones who live east of the Mississippi; perhaps it’s the joy they feel at contributing to the Reconquista?

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    Seeing and hearing various groups in action reinforces the view that civilization is new, fragile and takes work to retain. Devolution is nature's way of saying Don't be lazy, Earn your progress.. So many weak links contain a type of kryptonite unless immunized by character and education.
  136. @Steve Sailer
    The murderer tried to kill somebody else later that night.

    I’m not understanding your point. It’s been known since he was arrested that McKinney was a volatile character and that he and Russell Henderson were meth users. It’s also been known that Shepard had a mess of issues, including heavy drinking.

    Stephen Jimenez has been promoting the ideal that Shepard and McKinney had an established association, which, again, is incredible given how little time Shepard had been in town, how little the social circles of one would ordinarily have intersected with the other, how little evidence Jimenez had that the two had been acquainted in Fort Collins, and how dubious was the testimony that they knew each other in Laramie.

    Here’s a suggestion: Matthew Shepard was a broken down wreck of a young man, not a martyr and not an apprenticing drug lord. Maybe he’d have got his life sorted out, and maybe he wouldn’t have; he was certainly off to an inauspicious start (as his father implicitly acknowledged ‘ere his mother started off on her road show).

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  137. @syonredux

    Maybe the dynamic is different in California, but in Chicago, Mexicans get along fine with Poles and other Eastern Europeans. I spent a year in a mostly Mexican, partially Polish area and never encountered rudeness from Mexicans who came across as nice, not particularly educated, working class people.
     
    Mexicans in CA tend to be more aggressive than the ones who live east of the Mississippi; perhaps it's the joy they feel at contributing to the Reconquista?

    Seeing and hearing various groups in action reinforces the view that civilization is new, fragile and takes work to retain. Devolution is nature’s way of saying Don’t be lazy, Earn your progress.. So many weak links contain a type of kryptonite unless immunized by character and education.

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  138. @another fred

    “This persistent targeting, which was often highly personal in nature, was made all the more intolerable because the artists we engaged are queer, women, and/or people of color,” they said on their website. “We could no longer continue to put already vulnerable communities at further risk.”
    Defend Boyle Heights, one of the activist groups that has called for a boycott of the galleries, said that it considered the closing a victory and that it hoped other galleries would soon follow suit.
     
    Welcome to the real world.

    The oppressed masses are not angels kept from expressing their true noble nature by the MAN, but are human beings, animals, like the rest of us. They want what they want for their own benefit and the advantage of their own culture, not for some esoteric "justice".

    What a fcuking surprise.

    Another Fred just expressed the deepest intuition I have about the world. Electrifying, Fred. You the man.

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