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From The New Yorker:

The French World Cup Win and the Glories of Immigration

By Adam Gopnik 11:55 A.M.

In their victory on Sunday, the multiple, polyglot Les Bleus acted as the living refutation of one of the least sportsmanlike people on earth, Donald Trump.

… one can add the pleasure of having your favorite sporting team also act as the living refutation to one of the least sportsmanlike people on earth. I am referring, of course, to Donald Trump, whose views on immigration and Europe, loudly brayed out last week on his visit to the U.K., were neatly devastated by the excellence and the teamwork of the diverse French squad.

The French team, now the finest in the world’s most popular sport, is entirely dependent for its greatness on immigration, on the extraordinary things that only a cosmopolitan civilization can achieve.

For example, could the boring white-bread Frenchmen who built Chartres have put on a proper victory riot?

Well, yeah, actually they could. That’s a funny thing about Diversity Worship in 2018. We seem to have hit diminishing marginal returns about actually cool new things that diversity facilitates, such as New Orleans jazz in 1900, and our now down to old-fashioned lowest common denominator mass market things like soccer.

The hybrid nature of the roster is already famous: the great and absurdly entertaining teen-ager Kylian Mbappé, who at various moments seemed to be playing another game at another pace from everyone else, comes from a mixed Algerian and Cameroonian background.

… And, of course, this group is only the latest edition of the multiple, polyglot team that has been so dominant in the past twenty years—exactly since the rise of the immigrant stars, with the great Zidane, whose parents came from Algeria, the greatest of all. It is no accident that the French team got great when it got cosmopolitan and not unfair to say that it got great even in the face of the French suspicion of cosmopolitanism. (The senior Le Pen, like his parallel in America, has often grumbled about the look and the makeup of the beloved national team.) Trump, of course, with his pitiful maunderings about the “great product” that some country—was it Great Britain or the United Kingdom or maybe, uh, England?—was damaging, as it continued “losing its culture” through immigration, showed that he has not the least idea of the actual history of immigration in Europe, either its challenges (which are many) or its triumphs (which are more).

The irony, of course, is that the one other place, after sport, where that kind of cosmopolitanism is actually most essential is commerce. Dating back to the Bronze Age, pluralism, if only of ports, was a precondition of prosperity.

Look how Rotherham would have been missing one element, perhaps the oldest element, of commerce.

In short, The New Yorker is celebrating France’s importing millions of black Africans, with their genetic superiority on average at sports explosiveness, in order to win the World Cup.

Fortunately, there are going to be a lot more black Africans to import, with the U.N. projecting that the population of sub-Saharan Africa will octuple from a half-billion in 1990 to 4 billion in 2100. So at that rate, by the end of this century, France should be winning World Cups every few weeks.

And what could possibly matter more than that?

By the way, one of the funnier bits of Gopnik’s piece is this long-winded New Yorkerish aside:

To the pleasure of seeing a fine team playing well and winning, a pleasure deepened by the many rough bumps that Les Bleus have known along the way—not least the loss in the final of 2006, when a clearly superior French team, rooted in the anchor of Zinedine Zidane and the harpoon of Thierry Henry, lost to an Italian team that took Machiavellian stratagems to victory …

What Gopnik is obliquely referring to with his ethnic stereotype about cunning Italians and their unsporting Machiavellian strategems is how on the eve of the 2006 final between France and Italy, there were identical thinkpieces about the glories of immigration as proven by how the great Zidane was going to lead France to the World Cup title over the Italians the next day.

But that validation of Diversity didn’t actually go through the formality of taking place, because in the final moments of the actual 2006 final, this happened:

Personally, I think the formidable Zidane looks like he must trace some of his ancestry back to a European interloper in North Africa, such as Field-Marshal Rommel, Jean-Marie Le Pen, or Scipio Africanus.

But Zidane’s 2006 fiasco leaves Gopnik, still angry at those underhanded spaghetti-slurpers who tricked his hero Zidane into the stupidest decision in the history of soccer, sputtering ethnic slurs about Italian Machiavellianism.

iSteve commenter Space Ghost notes:

> the Bataclan and Charlie Hebdo massacres are a reminder of how brutal and how cruelly irrational new grievances can become.

I mean, yeah those were kind of tragic but at least France won a couple soccer games!

On a more abstract level, there needs to be preregistration of think pieces, in the same way that soft-sciences are moving toward preregistration of experiments. The problem now is that anyone can come up with a just-so story justification of anything. France won the World Cup? They won because of immigration and therefore immigration is great!

What really needs to happen is, you need to declare *before* the World Cup Final that it is going to be a referendum on immigration. Then, if France wins, you can write your article extolling the virtues of immigration. But if Croatia were to have won, you would have to write an article about how immigration leads to the inability to cooperate, and that homogeneous societies are better.

If Croatia had won, the think pieces would have been not about The Glories of Immigration but about The Glories of Migration.

Seriously. Croatia is not A Nation of Immigrants but A Nation of Emigrants. A number of Croatia’s players grew up in richer countries, but were eligible to play for Croatia due to their Croatian blood. But that would have just been flattened into A Nation of Migrants.

 
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  1. Edward says:

    The politically correct left is so mired in groupthink that it cannot even countenance the notion that others may disagree with the sentiments expressed in the linked article.

    We saw this in the interview that Cathy Newman did with Jordan Peterson: she appeared to have never come across an argument against her position hitherto the interview.

    • Replies: @Ibound1
    , @ic1000
    , @hyperbola
  2. syonredux says:

    The French team, now the finest in the world’s most popular sport, is entirely dependent for its greatness on immigration, on the extraordinary things that only a cosmopolitan civilization can achieve.

    Yeah, I mean, just look at what a pitiable place France was before it was made cosmopolitan by non-European immigrants….

    • Replies: @syonredux
    , @ThreeCranes
  3. njguy73 says:

    with the U.N. projecting that the population of sub-Saharan Africa will octuple from a half-billion in 1990 to 4 billion in 2100. So at that rate, by the end of this century, France should be winning World Cups every few weeks.

    What we need, obviously, is a FIFA/UN draft. As refugees pour into Europe, the teams that got knocked out of the World Cup first will get to draft what refugees they want for their national teams first.

  4. It’s like a parody, but unfortunately they take their bad reasoning very seriously.

    …one can add the pleasure of having your favorite sporting team also act as the living refutation to one of the least sportsmanlike people on earth. I am referring, of course, to Donald Trump, whose views on immigration and Europe, loudly brayed out last week on his visit to the U.K., were neatly devastated by the excellence and the teamwork of the diverse French squad

    …what?

    I don’t remember Trump forecasting that immigrants would destroy sports, but that they would change the culture – and looking at the reactions to France’s victory, who can deny it?

    Winning the World Cup didn’t use to be considered the maximum measure of cultural achievement in Old France, but apparently now that’s the biggest thing ever that compensates for all the downsides.

    France indeed became similar to Brazil ;)

    • Replies: @Svigor
  5. 22pp22 says:

    The people have never been to the Paris suburbs. I have the misfortune to know Vitry well. It is a soul-crushing hell-hole. Anyone who can write “precondition for prosperity” with a straight face cannot have visited a town like St Etienne.

    How come Sweden was prosperous in 1960 if it needed immigrants to become prosperous. The Irish made their country rich on their own and THEN the immigrants turned up.

    The idea of the safe space is a pernicious one. It is an excuse to exclude reality.

    I used to be a university lecturer. Now I rent out properties. My client base includes people who do high-level scientific work at one end of the spectrum and people who have to have their rent paid for them by the social services at the other. My property business is a far better education than my PhD.

    I actually like the lady who has her rent paid for her. She knows how to use a mop. One of my other houses has been burned down by students who did not know that you cannot turn a co0oker onto maximum and leave a pan of fat on it while you go off to consult Facebook.

    • Replies: @Prester John
  6. Ibound1 says:
    @Edward

    Orwell described a talent for doublethink as protective stupidity. The regular riots in France, the terror, the human waste in the streets, the “no go” suburbs – does the Left not know about them? Are they that ignorant? Thanks to this immigration France has a slightly better soccer team and a significantly worse society. To only see the soccer team is a very purposeful stupidity.

  7. syonredux says:

    The French team, now the finest in the world’s most popular sport, is entirely dependent for its greatness on immigration, on the extraordinary things that only a cosmopolitan civilization can achieve. The hybrid nature of the roster is already famous: the great and absurdly entertaining teen-ager Kylian Mbappé, who at various moments seemed to be playing another game at another pace from everyone else, comes from a mixed Algerian and Cameroonian background.

    When will all this “hybridity” start producing scientists and mathematicians comparable to what boring, non-cosmopolitan France produced:Pascal, Poincaré, Laplace, Descartes, …..

  8. Tenbolk says:

    ‘Fun fact’ – Five of the eleven starting players were white. It was the most white French national team of the last fifteen years.

  9. peterike says:

    I was really hoping Croatia would win, if only to require a rapid re-write of the hundreds of articles and tweets just like this one, pre-written in advance on the hopes that France would win, and that this silly sports ball victory (ably abetted by some highly questionable calls) could be used as another cudgel to beat up white people and tell them they’re on the chopping block.

  10. RBG says:

    Does anyone claim that Italy’s victories in the 1934 and 1938 World Cups validate fascism? Or Argentina’s military government?

  11. Rosie says:

    So is Charles Murray going to stop playing dumb, then?

  12. For me the most amazing thing about the World Cup was tiny, homogenous Croatia making it to the World Cup Final over far larger, richer and more diverse nations. Using US media logic, if that’s what a country of 4 million whites can do, imagine what a country of 40 million could accomplish!

    (Yes, I know their answer is Auschwitz).

    • Agree: Svigor
    • Replies: @ElitistSettler
  13. syonredux says:
    @syonredux

    The French team, now the finest in the world’s most popular sport, is entirely dependent for its greatness on immigration, on the extraordinary things that only a cosmopolitan civilization can achieve.

    Reading the memoirs and letters of people like F Scott Fitzgerald, Ernest Hemingway, and Ezra Pound, one constantly encounters the same lament: France is dull and insipid and desperately needs a massive infusion of non-European immigrants…..

    • Replies: @Anonymous
  14. > the Bataclan and Charlie Hebdo massacres are a reminder of how brutal and how cruelly irrational new grievances can become.

    I mean, yeah those were kind of tragic but at least France won a couple soccer games!

    On a more abstract level, there needs to be preregistration of think pieces, in the same way that soft-sciences are moving toward preregistration of experiments. The problem now is that anyone can come up with a just-so story justification of anything. France won the World Cup? They won because of immigration and therefore immigration is great! What really needs to happen is, you need to declare *before* the World Cup Final that it is going to be a referendum on immigration. Then, if France wins, you can write your article extolling the virtues of immigration. But if Croatia were to have won, you would have to write an article about how immigration leads to the inability to cooperate, and that homogeneous societies are better.

    • Replies: @Steve Sailer
  15. @Simon in London

    A country of 40 million whites? Not too much of a hypothetical – the place is called Poland. Fielded 11 blond players – beaten by Senegal and Colombia in quick succession and bombed out of the World Cup.

    There is also Russia…

  16. This kind of response (from the likes of The New Yorker) was as predictable as snow in winter.

  17. @22pp22

    You should hire Gopnik of the New Yorker so he can learn what the real world is like.

  18. There is no argument-case for demographically exterminating our people. We reject the open and deliberate policy of race-replacement. To argue with the Leftists-Liberals about race-replacement is to give the policy legitimacy. They are waging a war against us.

  19. bomag says:

    The Left has taken the biblical story of Lot to heart: find one righteous reason for admitting this crop of immigrants, and the Progressive lords will not judge all the other wicked ones that bring nothing and contribute negatively.

  20. @Rosie

    So is Charles Murray going to stop playing dumb, then?

    I say Charles Murray is gonna play the dumb whore till the end. Every person I have ever met from Iowa has been a cowardly puke. If I ever met Murray, I bet he would fit the Iowa mold.

    Charles Murray did not defend Jason Richwine with sufficient vigor nor strength. Murray figures he’s got his, who cares about the kids?

    I wrote this in March of 2018:

    Charles Murray is a mutton-headed Scottish twat born in 1943. Charles Murray has spent his career as an apologist for the evil WASP / Jew ruling class of the American Empire. If the plutocrats and their bankers and henchmen needed intellectual wet work or some distraction for their globalizer goals, you could count on Scottish slob Murray to bang it out in book form.

  21. @Rosie

    I think his experience at Middlebury (Middleburg?) scared him. It would have scared me.

    • Replies: @Percy Gryce
  22. Rob McX says:

    Do these people see the paradox in what they’re saying? These soccer teams made up of Africans nullify the concept of “England”, “France”, etc. French pride in a team with barely any connection to the historical nation of France is insane.

  23. Tyrion 2 says: • Website

    OT but quite bizarre: the average Haitian spends about 10% of their income on the lottery.

    Sorry, no source, it was roughly calculated off some information from a BBC TV show that said the Haitian lottery accounts for 5% of Haitian GDP.

  24. But if we all import millions of Bantus, the best that can happen is that, once every 2 years, one of us wins the World Cup or the European Championships, and all of the others don’t.

    I’d rater not have the Bantus.

  25. Dumbo says:

    So, if Croatia had won, does that mean that we should conclude that immigrants are not so great?

    Really, this kind of “reasoning” is below that of a six-year-old child.

    Winning in soccer has zero to do with immigration.

  26. Tyrion 2 says: • Website

    Gopnik is a dreary peddler of the banal and the PC with a very superficial pose of open-mindedness and balance.

    • Replies: @Anon
    , @WowJustWow
  27. Western says:

    Of course, small Croatia got to the final. What would they have written if Croatia had won? According to some France got some favorable calls like the hand-ball. I think Croatia was also denied a penalty too from what I understand. Plus a lucky own goal off a free kick that France shouldn’t have been awarded according to Schmeichel.

    According to former keeper Peter Schmeichel, the ref stole the game from Croatia.

    https://www.rt.com/sport/433279-schmeichel-croatia-people-team-award/

    • Replies: @silviosilver
  28. Dumbo says:
    @Rob McX

    In the case of France, barely one player was 100% ethnically French. Giroud is half-Italian and Griezmann is German-Spanish. Soon being “French” will not mean anything anymore. Except eating frog legs.

    • Replies: @Hail
    , @Prester John
    , @backup
  29. Anon[220] • Disclaimer says:

    For every goal scored there are 100,000 just like him trying to sell you a fake Gucci bag. Ah, the glory of France!

  30. @ElitistSettler

    The Poles should play rugby. Soccer is a fcking stupid sport for a country of proper men to play.

    • Troll: Josep
    • Replies: @Josep
  31. Redman says:
    @Rosie

    Not gonna happen. He’s got too much of the mid-western “niceness” gene to directly confront reality (at least openly).

  32. ic1000 says:
    @Edward

    Eric Turkheimer

    Pardon me for being dense, but I fail to see your point. Can you state it explicitly, please?

    • LOL: ic1000
  33. Anon7 says:

    I wonder if the Frenchmen, or I guess the original French, will look at their all black World Cup team of the future as “our team”. Will parents be proud as their children seek to imitate their new heroes, their culture and language?

    • Replies: @Western
  34. @Space Ghost

    If Croatia had won, the think pieces would have been not about the Glories of Immigration but the Glories of Migration, on the grounds that a number of Croatia’s players grew up in richer countries, but were eligible to play for Croatia due to their Croatian blood.

    • Replies: @Dave Pinsen
    , @Bla
  35. 36 ulster says:

    Maybe, just maybe (((Adam))), the 2018 team just might had not just talented players, a great coach, but a spirit of teamwork. Not to mention the desire to put an end to a twenty-year drought. The ’98 team was a bit more heterogeneous, but it represented the four corners of the Francophonie. Of course, not everyone was pleased at its composition; Bruno Maigret and J.M. LePen were outspoken in their criticisms. Others had their personal Wet Dream Teams. Their coach responded that his critics could “que le Diable t’ emportes” or words to that effect. The ’98 team also played as individual team members, not as egotists (so un-NBA-like), and Zidane used his head as a tool rather than as a weapon. ‘Wonder what (((Mr. Gopnik))) thought of THAT team. Not so much diverse as diluted, I guess. In any case, France’s “diverse” team with a few token whites defeated all of those Sub-Saharan African powerhouses in the quarter-and semi-finals before they confronted that diverse team from Croatia. OOPS! Oh, wait…

  36. Anon[257] • Disclaimer says:

    OMG Adam Gropnik, the reason I stopped reading the New Yorker. For years New Yorker paid him for 5 pages about his kid’s nursery school in Paris in every issue.

    • Replies: @Percy Gryce
  37. Anon[257] • Disclaimer says:
    @Tyrion 2

    Did you ever read his articles about his kids nursery school? Gag

  38. @ElitistSettler

    Which only shows how stupid is the “US media logic”, the target of Simon’s criticism.

  39. Olorin says:
    @Rob McX

    It’s not paradox. Consider his own words:

    the great and absurdly entertaining teen-ager Kylian Mbappé

    He outright admits he realizes how absurd is the phenomenon of Africans comprising European soccer teams.

    He’s aware that what he’s witnessing is a tsunami of robust African teenage males.

    But as a member of American Pravda–which reduces everything to either propaganda or its cousin infopanem et newscircenses–it’s entertaining from the vantage of his luxury box in the GloboForum.

    Thumbs up for this exciting new melanistic genomic mixto and his greenfield/whiteball minstrelsy!

    Consider also:

    As one of the Rootless Cosmopolitans, the perennially and astonishingly hostile-to-the-west late Boomer/Generation Joneser Gopnik, who IIRC is 62 this year, needs to view the African youth tsunami as “absurdly entertaining.” To say otherwise would betray the fact that he can pack up and move from highest-rent city to highest-rent city any time he feels like it. Or that someone might notice he and his wife never thought to move to, say, Lagos or Algiers or Kinshasa.

    Remember, he was born in Philadelphia, raised in Montreal, moved to Paris, then later moved to New York City. This guy has allegiances to nothing but novelty, mobility, and subversion. He’s not even loyal to the Canadiens.

    Incidentally, Gopnik’s trip to Sweden had nothing to do with research on one-time Habs great Mats Naslund, or anything hockey related.

    “In a lifetime of bizarre conferences, I was there for the most bizarre conference of them all: a conference on New York Jewish cultural life … in Stockholm?”

    But at least that conference as well as the woes of the Habs temporarily keep Gopnik’s mind off greater political concerns in the U.S.

    “I used to think of Donald Trump as being like Ralph Kramden (Jackie Gleason’s blue-collar bus driver in the vintage sitcom The Honeymooners). He’s a blowhard, but nothing really happens. Then I thought he’s a lot more like Rodney Dangerfield in Caddyshack, the loudmouth braggart.

    “That’s the good view, but I no longer have that. Now I think it’s really scary. It’s just so frightening when you have someone like that in office with such a lack of ethics and an inability to tell the truth. He’s fundamentally hostile to the premises of democracy. He believes in gangland virtues of loyalty and obedience.”

    It’s almost enough to get Gopnik thinking of coming back to Montreal to live.

    “In all seriousness, it’s a fantasy that Martha (Parker, his film producer wife) and I do share. She’s also a Montrealer. We love the city and we love Canada and feel Canadian despite having lived in New York for so long. We see ourselves as Canadian New Yorkers which is a somewhat different thing than being Americans. But New York is home, and we don’t want to leave it.

    https://montrealgazette.com/opinion/columnists/adam-gopnik-is-back-and-raging-against-the-habs-and-trump-machines

  40. Alfa158 says:
    @Rob McX

    There is no paradox. This “cosmopolitanism”, the nullification of the concept of England and France is exactly the point of unlimited immigration. It will only be once everybody in the world is a rootless cosmopolitan like Gopnik that he will be able to feel truly comfortable.

    • Agree: Charles Pewitt
    • Replies: @Rob McX
    , @stillCARealist
  41. @Jim Don Bob

    Middleburg

    No, Middleburg is in Virginia hunt country. Although Loudoun County went for Hillary, they don’t tolerate Antifa–those rapscallions might frighten the horses.

    • Replies: @RadicalCenter
  42. istevefan says:

    Let’s face it. At this point it doesn’t matter if the diverse team won or lost. Neither side is going to change their position. On the left no amount of violence, terror, no-go zones, groom gangs, etc., are going to convince them they are wrong. If the French terror attacks, London 7-7, Madrid bombings, etc. are not going to make them reevaluate their position, nothing will.

    Likewise people on our side are not impressed with World Cups or exotic street food. Nothing is going to make us reevaluate our position on this issue as well.

    People have sometimes written on this blog about the cold, civil war taking place among whites worldwide. On one side are the globalist, self-haters who are importing 3rd world ringers. On the other side are the the nationalist who wish to preserve their nations.

    Since neither side appears ready to change their positions based upon the empirical evidence available, we can assume neither side will give up and that this will eventually be settled in a hot manner. If that is the case, then time is on the globalists’ side. The longer the confrontation is put off, the more reinforcements they will be able to import to ensure they have a dominant advantage. The nationalists are the ones on the clock. If they are going to prevail they must do so before the odds are too great.

    • Agree: utu
  43. Dave Pinsen says: • Website

    Re Zidane and European ancestry, check out #8 on Tunisia’s team.

    The Vikings did reach North Africa. Maybe they left some genetic trace.

    • Replies: @ElitistSettler
  44. utu says:

    https://torontosun.com/sports/soccer/larson-world-cup-referee-nestor-pitana-at-centre-of-french-victory-over-croatia
    Pitana, though, has to live with these controversial decisions — two of which played a massive part in France claiming its second World Cup title in a 4-2 win on Sunday over The Checkered Ones. He’ll look back on the final here in Moscow and see he shouldn’t have awarded French striker Antoine Griezmann the first-half free kick that led to Mandzukic’s own goal.

    The other arrived 10 minutes after Ivan Perisic provided Croatia hope through a screaming half-volley that bulged the net in front of French supporters.

    But the Argentine official couldn’t escape controversy that will follow him for the rest of his life. A flicked-on corner minutes before halftime struck Perisic’s hand.

  45. @Anon

    Yes, he is loathsome. He fancies himself Joseph Mitchell or S.J. Perelman, but he’s just a more polished HuffPo blogger.

  46. Dave Pinsen says: • Website
    @Steve Sailer

    American star Christian Pulisic could have played for Croatia.

  47. @istevefan

    are not going to make them reevaluate their position, nothing will.

    There must be some evidentiary value to the scandals of diversity since Globohomo works so hard to suppress the information (e.g., Rotherham).

    Red pills are real.

  48. Western says:
    @Anon7

    There was a caller to one of the UK sports talk shows on tv before the England and Croatia game who said he hoped England would lose because of the multi-racial aspect of the team. He was cutoff of course.

  49. Hunsdon says:

    Say, if someone is really in favor of rootless cosmopolitanism, is it still a base anti-Semitic canard to refer to them as a rootless cosmopolitan? A, uh, friend wanted to know.

  50. Rob McX says:
    @Alfa158

    This “cosmopolitanism”, the nullification of the concept of England and France is exactly the point of unlimited immigration.

    I know, but some of the cheerleading journalists seem to believe their own hype about a French team made up of Africans.

  51. Anon[357] • Disclaimer says:

    A theory: Sailer & Space Ghost are symbiotic offsets conceptually, mutually, orthogonally even. This post takes the idea of PC standing for Proto-Dramaturgical Certifiability (the stories we’re allowed to tell ourselves) & exemplifies it fittingly. Unwittingly even, I’d bet.

  52. @Dave Pinsen

    We wuz Vi-kangs! Zidane wuz Vi-kang too!

    It’s not a competition. I’m not sure why white nationalists are hell bent on out-pathetic-ing the Black Hebrew crowd these days.

    There has never been a Scandinavian player of Zidane’s skill and stature. I can at least try to begin to understand why white nationalists might try and lay claim to intelligent or competent non-whites but it makes absolutely no sense to link Zidane and his skillset to a part of the world where that level of skill has never been exhibited.

    • Disagree: YetAnotherAnon
  53. @Tyrion 2

    Somebody should warn him he’s stepping on Barack Obama’s turf.

  54. Bill Jones says: • Website

    Now we know why the vast majority of invaders are teen to twenties males. They are all there to enrich the football teams.

  55. @Percy Gryce

    To read Loudoun County went for Hillary is depressing. I know NoVa is barely America, and that the cultural, economic, and political rot extend well beyond Alexandria and arlington. But loudoun??

    • Replies: @Bernie
    , @Anonymous
  56. @istevefan

    I enjoy the World Cup and diverse ethnic cuisines. Yet I’d still send every illegal immigrant and most of the (noncitizen) legals back.

  57. Bernie says:

    If memory, serves the French team of 1998 started 7 whites and 4 blacks. France also won a European championship in 1984 with an all-white squad.

  58. Bill Jones says: • Website
    @ElitistSettler

    And Poland had the best looking women- well a draw with Sweden. I loved how 22 of the 23 Iceland squad were -sons, with the other being a -sen. I guess his dad couldn’t spell, or was a Dane.

    • Replies: @Anon
  59. Bernie says:

    Well, all-white teams from Spain and Italy won the World Cup in 2010 and 2006 respectively. Nearly all-white Germany (the few non-whites were role players) won the World Cup in 2014.
    How many articles did you see extolling the virtues of white athletes after these wins?

  60. Joe H says:

    The Belgian team must also be Machiavellian because they somehow got Mbappé to behave like a moron and collect a yellow card near the end of the game, when the Belgian team was down a goal and were in a hurry to do a throw in after the referee awarded the ball to them. Mbappé started kicking the ball away from the Belgian players. One went after him and shoved him in the back. This clip doesn’t show it, but he actually got shoved all the way to the ground. The referee rightfully ignored the shove, and gave him a yellow card, his second one. Apparently they reset the yellow cards right before the semi finals so he was allowed to play in the finals.

  61. Bernie says:
    @RadicalCenter

    I live in Loudoun. The demographic change has been both massive and sudden:

    https://vdare.com/articles/va-10-trumpist-challenger-at-least-forces-rino-barbara-comstock-to-stop-pandering-to-indians

    On the positive side, RINO Republican race panderer Barbara Comstock is about to get the Bob Dornan treatment from “grateful” brown immigrants …

  62. Anonymous[808] • Disclaimer says:

    If Croatia had won, the think pieces would have been not about The Glories of Immigration but about The Glories of Migration.

    Seriously. Croatia is not A Nation of Immigrants but A Nation of Emigrants. A number of Croatia’s players grew up in richer countries, but were eligible to play for Croatia due to their Croatian blood. But that would have just been flattened into A Nation of Migrants.

    In case you don’t believe Steve, Ed Aarons at the Guardian already hedged his bets in this way before the final:

    What do the World Cup semi-finalists all have in common? Immigration

    … It is noticeable that of the semi-finalists Croatia have the most players born outside the country they represent, with 15.4%. Calling on children of migrants, such as the Swiss-born Ivan Rakitic and Mateo Kovacic, who grew up in Austria, is vital for a country with a population of just over 4 million to compete against some of the biggest nations on the planet.

  63. Another thing to note is that it’s not even as if all of the French players are from one former colony, like Senegal. I counted at least 8 countries of origin for these French players. It’s essentially just a Pan-African team. That’s what makes it even more absurd.

  64. The far left blogosphere erupted in a tired screed following Sunday’s World Cup finals in which the French team, fielded partially by recent African immigrants, bested the largely home grown Croatia team. The controversial Gopnik telegraphed well worn and largely disproven tropes of African athletic superiority to his simple minded audience, many of whom have only directly interacted with blacks as affirmative action recipients of their college or workplace. Gopnik’s dog whistle was directed at the small proportion of immigration hardliners, many of whom favor open borders and unlimited immigration as a self-defense mechanism against admitting their own lack of math skills and desperate confusion between the meanings of million and billion. Small demonstrations clutched their plastic Statue of Liberty models and refused all evidence which contradicted their 1930s victimization fantasies.

  65. countenance says: • Website

    We got this same malarkey when France won the WC back in 1998.

    Just to show you how history repeats itself to even fine details:

    Four years after the ’98 WC, someone named LePen shocked the French and international political world by making the runoff. The French media moaned that all the good will from the ’98 WC was all wasted.

    The next French Presidential election is four years from now.

    I predict that someone named LePen will do shockingly well, and the French media will moan that all the good will from the ’18 WC was all wasted.

  66. Bla says:
    @Steve Sailer

    Actually, only Rakitić (born and grow up in Switzerland), and possibly Kovačić (born in Austria but moved to Zagreb with his parents when he was 13) in this group of players. Some spent some time in other countries in 90s as refugees, while a few were born in Bosnia and Herzegovina.
    Previously there were more foreign born players in squad. In for example 2006, there were three players born and raised in Australia and three players born and raised in Germany.
    Now, almost all of them play abroad (like more than a half of French squad, while we are at it) so they are migrants, but the migration of highly skilled professionals whose skills are specifically asked for by employer and who move according to contracts is not something one waxes lyrically about in this day and age.

  67. Tiny Duck says:

    How does it feel? Knowing that white people wont exist in 50 years or so?

    Color is the future

    Get over it

    Read the following

    Sabaa Tahir
    Tomi Adeyemi
    Marie Lu

  68. @syonredux

    I didn’t know Dobie Gillis was French.

    (Just kidding. Rodin was the Greatest.)

  69. anon[115] • Disclaimer says:

    “France” did not win the World Cup, Africa did. And “the French” predictably celebrated with a night of violence, riots and looting:

    https://www.breitbart.com/london/2018/07/16/france-night-violence-riots-looting-world-cup-win/

    There’s a reason why everyone else got the hell out of Africa 50,000 years ago. Now the dumb Europeans are inviting that reason to invade their homeland, for the glory of winning a soccer game once every 4 or 20 years. These Eurotards deserve to go down in flames.

  70. @Rob McX

    “French pride in a team with barely any connection to the historical nation of France is insane.”

    Just so.

    He trumpets a “multicultural” team, but by “multicultural” he means multi racial–which he can’t mention since race doesn’t exist–so instead the author substitutes “polyglot”, “diverse” and “cosmopolitan” when referring to the new amalgamation.

    He singles out the African players for special praise, sucking up to them in an embarrassing, womanly way. By his own admission, it’s the Africans who are the key players and not the Frenchmen.

    Why then does he call the team “French”?

  71. tanabear says:

    When a Muslim or a non-French person commits an act of terrorism it is referred to as “homegrown.” When non-French people help France when the World Cup they are referred to as “immigrants”. Just so you are aware of the Newspeak.

    • Replies: @ThreeCranes
  72. Anon[361] • Disclaimer says:

    It is amazing people can write such stuff with a straight face. But the Jews know how to sell anything.

    Croatia was the better team in the first half at least. With two dubious calls in favor of France that half, one wonders if the match was fixed by the globalists–there’s a lot at stake for them in destroying the great nation-states of Europe.

    • Replies: @res
  73. I’m 100% for the right of Adam Gopnik and the host of Jews like him to live with as many Africans as he would like.

    However, i’m 100% against his attempt to force me and the host of gentiles like me to live with as many Africans as he would like.

  74. Anonymous[188] • Disclaimer says:

    Surely, the heights of absurdity and irrationality have been reached when the fate of a historic nation – with thousands of years of genetic and cultural homogeneity behind it – is to be decided by the outcome of 90 minutes’ of a kiddies’ game involving kicking a bag of air from one end of a field to another.

    Rather puts the fate of Vercingetorix, Charlemagne, Napoleon, the Franco-Prussian war, the battle of the Somme, Louis XIV etc etc into perspective.

    I mean, why didn’t Vercingetorix offer to decide the fate of his kingdom with Caesar, on the basis of a soccer match involving paid African mercenaries on both sides?

    How wonderful. Who needs battle axes?

    • Agree: Rob McX
    • Replies: @Daniel Chieh
  75. What is the reputation of this Adam Gopnik as a writer? In the brief excerpt here, he uses “of course” four time, apparently as a tic, not as a rhetorical device. And what is the meaning of his phrase “the multiple, polyglot team”? I understand what a polyglot team is: a team whose members speak many languages. And I understand what “multiple teamS” means: a plurality of teams. But what is a “multiple team”?

  76. Anonymous[188] • Disclaimer says:

    ‘The French team is entirely dependent on immigration for its greatness’.

    Funny how French lefties get all offended when commentators describe banlieu rioters as ‘immigrants’. ‘No’ – they pompously and smugly say, ‘they are native-born Frenchmen’.

    But now they are ‘immigrants’ when it suits the left/Economist’s agenda.

  77. wren says:

    The world’s most important graph is important, but predicting the future is hard.

    Taking, say, Somalia, we can look at population growth right now.

    Five years ago, the population was about ten million.

    Today, it is about 15 million.

    That’s a 50% increase in five years.

    In 1975 it was about three million.

    http://worldpopulationreview.com/countries/somalia-population/

    • Replies: @Pericles
  78. Anonymous[337] • Disclaimer says:
    @syonredux

    In fact, if you read some of Gopnik’s earlier work, similar sentiments are on offer.

    He loved loved loved the Frenchness of Paris, when it was cool to say so.

  79. m___ says:

    Suggestion,

    Make nationality a non-linear thing, a multi possibility is also fine. To fit in the winning and loosing teams (Croatia, emigrants).

    Selective immigration, or plain buy and sell players (slaves?). Might have the secondary effect of needing less immigrants and still have talented immigrants that integrate. This is the reality, why not apply the strategy to all immigrants. To be admitted the host country must need you, on a proven record, the process is reversible. The “need to know” concept rewritten as “if need be”.

    Face it, a football team is a highly integrated community, they get along, interestingly on consumptive premises, how much money they make, what kind of females they like, and what they consume, hairstyles. Regardless of religion, color, race, ethnicity. All this on a “individual I am, thus my consumption”, global stance. While it lasts.

    With the above tool in mind, now let’s define France, Croatia, nation states and other group concepts, territory, religion, race, ethnicity, as well as individual consumer patterns. As all of these concepts cross at a whim of time, overlay and obfuscate, Fifa might end up with a world cup where every player of both teams plays for all consumers of football, and reduces football to arena sports status, and another oddity for onlookers, the only rest value being, a nice way to exert oneself kicking the ball.

    The magnanimity of “soccer” is the size of the circus, the sense of meaning it gives to global consumers, busy to arrange and ascertain some kind of identity out of a pile of odd inanimate values, breastfed, over layered with dour egocentric consumerism. One more celebration of summer. What makes it the number one exhibit? Common denominator precision, my dear Watson. In a sense having the biggest scope, including the best of variables to hide from, the word cup is a serious IQ test.

  80. Anonymous[337] • Disclaimer says:
    @RadicalCenter

    To read Loudoun County went for Hillary is depressing.

    I read that fact and thought “All really is lost.”

    :(

  81. Anonymous[337] • Disclaimer says:
    @istevefan

    You are right as rain, but you are a single pseudonymous commenter on a fringe blog while they are importing reinforcements by the million. Consider that most white people disagree with us–most disagree violently–and of the others, little needs to be said.

    This war was fought and lost already. Only one side was really fighting. Hart-Celler was the climactic battle, and most don’t even know about it. Enjoy your remaining time on this planet, as well and as safely as you can.

    • Replies: @istevefan
    , @BenKenobi
  82. The US has brought in (been invaded by) more immigrants than the rest of the world combined in the past 30 years.
    By the reasoning of the spongeheads @ the new yorker, we ought to be the world’s best in everything and not only win the World Cup, but all the tennis tournaments, cricket, badminton, croquet, and every other damned sport invented by mankind.

  83. Adam Gopnik is telling us France can’t be too choosy.

    While Israel can’t be too Joosy.

  84. backup says:

    For those who think Rotherham and such are a typical British phenomenon this would be a good book to read:

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dans_l%27enfer_des_tournantes

  85. Personally, I think the formidable Zidane looks like he must trace some of his ancestry back to a European interloper in North Africa, such as Field-Marshal Rommel, Jean-Marie Le Pen, or Scipio Africanus.

    Steve, Zidane is Berber, not Arab. Many Berbers are blond and look extremely “white.” This could be because the Berbers are the descendants of the North Africans who lived there prior to the Arab invasion and colonisation, and who were “south Meds”, as Taleb will tell you, and very similar to those on the other side of the Med; or because in their incarnation as Barbary pirates, the Berbers imported huge amounts of European slaves. Many sultans in the area had vast numbers of European concubines.

    • Replies: @backup
    , @Anon
  86. Anon[852] • Disclaimer says:
    @Bill Jones

    I hate to partially burst your bubble (because I agree with your sentiments), but Iceland still maintains a patronymic naming system. So the “last” name changes depending on the sex of the offspring and the father’s first name (i.e, Father’sfirstnames-son or Father’sfirstnames-dottir). As a result there are no family names and people are referred to by their first name, because that’s the meaningful one. If Trump were Iceland’s president, he’d be referred to as “President Donald,” for example. Also the Icelandic government strictly polices given names, because a name must be able to be grammatically declined in accordance with the complex Icelandic language (not least because the genitive of a male given name forms the basis of the succeeding generation’s last name…).

    • Replies: @Englishman Abroad
  87. @tanabear

    Well put. You said exactly what I was trying to say.

    Race doesn’t exist except that the race of the winners is just the most wonderful thing about multiculturalism.

  88. Pericles says:
    @wren

    Five years ago, the population was about ten million.

    Today, it is about 15 million.

    No wonder the Somalis are shedding population to less cramped vistas, like Sweden and Minnesota.

    And a tip: have a look at population changes of war-torn Iraq and Afghanistan since 2001.

  89. Vojkan says:

    Or one could extol the virtues of colonialism and slavery. After all, the French, the Belgians, the English with descendants of slaves from colonies in their teams got farther than the Swiss or the Germans with their immigrants of choice.
    Here’s a challenge: name one animal species dumber than “progressives”.

  90. segundo says:

    “Personally, I think the formidable Zidane looks like he must trace some of his ancestry back to a European interloper in North Africa, such as Field-Marshal Rommel, Jean-Marie Le Pen, or Scipio Africanus.”

    North Africa looked much more like that before the Mohammedan slave trade. Some of the more isolated Berber tribes still look very “European”. A friend of mine from Drancy (RIP) once dated a pure-blooded Kabyle girl with very dark auburn hair and green eyes. A very attractive girl.

    Islam ruins everything.

    • Replies: @Hail
    , @Anonymous
  91. Hail says: • Website
    @Dumbo

    barely one player was 100% ethnically French

    Collectively, the French team had 23% White-French ancestry, 7% of which was in mixed-race players and 16% in full-White players. Only two players appear to have four White-French grandparents: Thauvin and Pavard. (See “France World Cup Team 33% European, 52% Subsaharan African, 33% Muslim“).

    (Cf. the Iceland team, which had 98% Icelandic ancestry and 2% Danish ancestry. No Muslims, no Subsaharans, nothing.)

  92. Hail says: • Website
    @segundo

    Islam ruins everything

    Some say it ruined the Balkans, at any rate.

  93. res says:
    @Anon

    Croatia was the better team in the first half at least. With two dubious calls in favor of France that half, one wonders if the match was fixed by the globalists–there’s a lot at stake for them in destroying the great nation-states of Europe.

    The thing that struck me live was the difference in the calls when the game was tied vs. when France was leading. I wonder how hard it would be to analyze that statistically in various games?

  94. @Anon

    Actually, about 1/5 (or something like that) of Icelanders do have proper surnames, not just patronymics, I think because they had already adopted Danish-style surnames before Icelandic independence and were allowed to keep them. So, the -sen surnamed guy you mentioned could be a Danish immigrant to Iceland, or one of the Icelanders with genuine surnames. The confusion here is that many of these adopted surnames were Danish versions of Icelandic patronymics; at some point, one guy just just changed his -son patronymic to a -sen surname, which was kept by his descendents. This was the case with the best Icelandic footballer of the previous generation – Eiður Guðjohnsen.

    • Replies: @Anon
  95. Svigor says:

    Eric Turkheimer:

    Pardon me for being dense, but I fail to see your point. Can you state it explicitly, please?

    Sure, (((Eric))), I’ll be explicit. My point is that Jews are extremely inbred, and could use an awful lot of diversification. Israel, too. So the (((tribe))) needs to clean up its own back yard, and then get back to us on the diversity thing.

  96. @Anonymous

    Kings have attempted to settle disputes before with judicial battle, for what it is worth?

  97. Svigor says:

    I’d like to congratulate nuclear power France (Population 67,186,638, 21st; GDP $2.583 trillion, 7th) for beating Croatia (Population 4,154,200, 129th; GDP $61.056 billion, 81st) in the World Cup 4-2. Goliath beat David! Goliath beat David! Goliath beat David! So what if he’s 15x* the size of David but only got twice as many goals?

    *40x if you go by GDP.

    Never mind all that. Point is, diversity was the decisive part.

  98. Svigor says:

    (((Gopnik)))
    (((Turkheimer)))
    (((Ioffe)))
    (((The New Yorker)))

  99. Svigor says:
    @ThirdWorldSteveReader

    You can’t follow the argument? I’ll help:

    “Never mind your house burning down – here’s a lovely mess of pottage!”

  100. istevefan says:
    @Anonymous

    This war was fought and lost already.

    You are absolutely wrong. It is not over until you give up and quit which is what they want you to do. Remember Iberia was taken over by the Moors. The Christians never gave up. It took them 700 years to finally remove the last redoubt, but remove it they did.

    We might not be around to see the tide turn, but giving up is not the answer.

    • Agree: jim jones
    • Replies: @backup
  101. Svigor says:
    @ElitistSettler

    Great – you can live in Senegal or Colombia, and I’ll live in Poland.

  102. @Alfa158

    I don’t understand. How can everybody be a rootless cosmopolitan? Unless most of the world has roots in its own space, then the wandering cosmo-types are no longer unique and special.

    Also, don’t think that this Gopnik character actually has a defined goal in mind. He’ll always find a way to criticize traditional society and elevate himself above it all. Barf.

  103. hyperbola says:
    @Edward

    “politically correct left” is a misnomer. What Gopnik represents is a small, racist-supremacist, incestuous and abusive sect in NY City. This “story” is typical of the sect’s propaganda for the gullible. Why Sailer keeps giving this sect publicity is not fathomable.

    Talmud תלמוד
    The Mindful Talmudic Blog of Rabbi Dr. Tzvee Zahavy

    https://tzvee.blogspot.com/2010/05/is-adam-gopnik-jewish.html

    Is Adam Gopnik Jewish?
    Yes, New Yorker staff writer Adam Gopnik is a Jew.
    Susan Freudenheim cited this evidence in her 2007 profile of Gopnik at the JewishJournal.com:….

  104. MBmb says:

    European countries have won world championships both before and after this massive immigration wave. Immigration does not seem to play a significant part here.

  105. backup says:
    @ElitistSettler

    But their women celebrate New Year in peace. And frankly, that is all that matters. At least, to sensible people.

  106. backup says:
    @istevefan

    The thirty wild donkeys of Pelayo. Never forget.

  107. “She got her telephone stolen live during the parade of les Bleus”

  108. “He jumped out of a tree to render homage to the victory of les Bleus“.

  109. Ragno says:

    In their victory on Sunday, the multiple, polyglot Les Bleus acted as the living refutation of one of the least sportsmanlike people on earth, Donald Trump.

    I had a few curt rejoinders for Adam Gopnik’s “reporting”; luckily Ron Unz beat me to all of them yesterday morning.

    You can add The New Yorker to that mourning list of keepsakes from an America we will never again see in this world. I know it’s easy to consign what it’s become to the now-vast dunghill of American publishing, but honestly, if you could retrieve a sample issue from the 50s or 60s – even the 70s! – to sit down and read, you’d be stunned. What the #@!&% happened to that country those magazines were published in?

  110. Anonymous[274] • Disclaimer says:
    @segundo

    This is correct. The Berbers of the North African highlands are physically indistinguishable from southern Europeans. They were the original inhabitants of North Africa. The Arabs of the coastal lowlands are a different people.

  111. Anon[852] • Disclaimer says:
    @Englishman Abroad

    I stand corrected! I did not know that about Danish Icelanders. Evidently possessing a proper surname only applies to those families who were grandfathered in when the practice of adopting a new family name was outlawed by the Althing in 1925. Crazy stuff!

  112. BenKenobi says:
    @Anonymous

    “If we are marked to die, we are enough to do our country loss. And if to live – the fewer men the greater share of honour! God’s will I pray thee wish not one man more! Proclaim it through my host – that he who hath no stomach to this fight, let him depart. His passport shall be made and crowns for convoy put into his purse. We shall not have that man’s company that fears his fellowship to die with us.”

  113. @Western

    According to former keeper Peter Schmeichel, the ref stole the game from Croatia.

    Yeah but he’s a racist so he would say that. The guy brought another (extremely nordic) white male into the world – it doesn’t get much more racist than that. (Any bets on long before this becomes an actual leftie argument?)

    • Replies: @Altai
  114. Bill B. says:

    Future football stars practice their skills in France:

    • Replies: @Altai
  115. Altai says:
    @silviosilver

    To be fair Peter Schmeichel isn’t quite Nordic, his father is from Poland. (He looks a bit Slavic too) His middle name is Bolesław. (Schmeichel is a rarer German name so I don’t know how Slavic his father was, but I don’t think a full-blooded Prussian who survived the expulsions would give their son a middle name like Bolesław) But Kasper Schmeichel is very Danish-looking.

    Once they find out I’m sure it will intensify things as Schmeichel represents Germans, Poles and Danes. (Whose principal crime is just being Nordic but I’m sure as the dolts start to realise that immigration has been much more strictly controlled the last 20 years and the centre-left socialist party is now openly extolling the virtues of strict immigration policies, including in regards to asylum seekers, they’ll develop a hatred for those Nazis the Danes! Copenhagen is still 76% Danish.)

  116. Altai says:
    @Bill B.

    If this video goes viral on the Chinese internet I wonder how deep an impact it’ll make on tourism.

    • Replies: @Bill B.
  117. backup says:
    @Dumbo

    Frog legs are haram.

  118. Bill B. says:
    @Altai

    If this video goes viral on the Chinese internet I wonder how deep an impact it’ll make on tourism.

    Yes. It occurred to me that the people on the bus might be Chinese tourists; i.e. targets for the vibrant. Perhaps not.

    Robber bands have actually boarded and robbed at least one bus load of Chinese tourists in Paris in recent times. I read around then that Chinese tourists were looking to go elsewhere.

  119. MEH 0910 says:

  120. Anon[257] • Disclaimer says:
    @Englishman Abroad

    That’s what I was thinking, not crusaders or Goths but European slave women.

  121. Josep says:
    @Cowboy Shaw

    It seems to me that these “proper men” are mature enough not to be bogged down by the rather childish notion of soccer being a “sissy/pussy sport”. Does such a notion even exist in Poland like it does in America?
    A “country of proper men” would not bother fixing something that isn’t broken. The last thing the Poles would want to do is change their culture just to please foreigners (e.g. abandoning soccer in favor of rugby). In short, leave ‘em alone.

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