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This video looks like the raw material for a Tracey Ullman sketch about women who write love letters to inmates on Death Row.

From the Daily Mail:

Cambridge Uni professor behind London Bridge terrorist Usman Khan’s ‘rehabilitation’ lobbied for release of British born murderer in US – and got him job in her husband’s restaurant
Dr Ruth Armstrong founded Cambridge University’s Learning Together scheme
Programme works with students and prisoners to unlock learning potential of inmates in British criminal justice system
Dr Armstrong invited London Bridge terrorist Usman Khan to the capital for a Learning Together conference before he launched his murderous knife attack
She also campaigned for the release of Briton Dempsey Hawkins, who served 38 years in a US jail for strangling a 14-year-old girl in woods in New York
Since being deported to the UK Dempsey has been accused of getting a female teacher’s mobile number and bombarding her with ‘creepy’ texts…

Dr Armstrong is being supported by colleagues after witnessing Khan’s rampage at the Fishmongers’ Hall event she hosted near London Bridge on Friday.

Cambridge University vice chancellor Stephen Toope said he had spoken to both Dr Armstrong and Dr Amy Ludlow about what happened.

He said: ‘I spent about an hour and a half with them yesterday and of course they are absolutely devastated by what has happened. They are deeply sad.’

The future of Dr Armstrong’s Learning Together scheme is now however uncertain following Khan’s actions. Oxford University today cancelled a similar event following the terror attack.

London Bridge terrorist Usman Khan, was seen as a ‘poster boy’ for Dr Armstrong’s Learning Together +11
Khan was shot dead by anti-terror cops on London Bridge after attending a conference with Dr Armstrong +11
Dr Armstrong’s Learning Together scheme, which had been working with prisoners since 2014, invited Usman Khan to London to a conference when he launched his murderous rampage

The terrorist attack has also led to increased debate around the issue of criminal rehabilitation.

Fellow criminologist Ioan Durnescu tweeted his support for the two academics last night, tweeting: ‘Difficult times for criminology. Lets stand by our colleagues Ruth Armstrong and Amy Ludlow!’

All this stuff is super politicized because of the upcoming British election and the huge Soros-funded push in the U.S. (in the UK, too?) for Ending Mass Incarceration.

But this story is so potentially memorable because it’s like an Evelyn Waugh short story, such as “Mr. Loveday’s Little Outing” about a posh young lady who campaigns to get a man paroled for an afternoon from a lunatic asylum. It’s actually even more over-the-top than Waugh’s story.

We are probably going to see a push in the American media to memoryhole this event on the grounds that it happened far away and the culture is completely irrelevant to America. After all, what do London Bridge, Cambridge University, and Stratford-upon-Avon have to do with American culture? So why are you interested in this totally irrelevant story? Are you a racist?

Here’s one of Tracey’s sketches from the 1990s in which high-powered lawyeress Sydney Kross finds meek bank Teller Kay to marry a maniac on Death Row. It’s not as funny as her later “White Widow” about Gretchen Pinkus of Huntsville, Texas who marries the Wet-Wipe Killer and then, after his execution, the Tastee-Freez Rapist:

 
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  1. Polynikes says:

    You can’t even make this stuff up.

    Typically homegrown criminals are at least savvy enough to not typically bite the hand that feeds them. The foreigners hate the entirety of the West so much they don’t even care.

  2. EmailAsID says:

    At least Norman Mailer could claim it wasn’t his field of expertise.

    • Replies: @Dan Hayes
  3. Barnard says:
    @Polynikes

    How can they be expected to respect a culture or people that don’t even want to punish them for killing their own children?

    • Agree: Old Prude
    • Replies: @Sya
  4. songbird says:

    I don’t welcome any of these schemes to put more criminals into food prep.

  5. Only white liberals were killed in this attack, and we know black lives matter; and careers of woke tenured professors .

  6. JerryC says:

    These professors are just slightly classier versions of the women who write love letters to random death row inmates.

  7. What we really need to know about is Ms. Armstrong and Ms. Ludlow’s hair.

  8. unlock learning potential of inmates in British criminal justice system

    Dey good boyz if you can just get them into college. Then they’ll learn to hate only the whiteys who don’t hate white people. Not the good whiteys. Good whiteys are the white people who hate white people. Clear now everyone?

    • Replies: @Hypnotoad666
  9. Daniel H says:

    >> Dr Ruth Armstrong founded Cambridge University’s Learning Together scheme

    Learning Together scheme? Helping cons get out of jail? Sigh. Wasn’t Cambridge once know for things like theoritcal physic, studies in Latins, Greek and Sanskrit, ancient Chinese verse, esoteric, theorietical math….

  10. So British criminologists are as goofy as most American ones?

  11. From the Daily Mail story: “Dr Armstrong was among a team of people who campaigned for his release – and even got him a job in her husband’s Cambridge restaurant ‘Nanna Mexico’ “. Her husband better be Mexican, otherwise she might get into serious trouble for cultural appropriation. That’s the only thing I could potentially see her getting in trouble for in her world.

  12. @JerryC

    These professors are just slightly classier versions of the women who write love letters to random death row inmates.

    Classier? In what sense?

    Is there a female equivalent to “incel” that describes women so ugly and ill-mannered that the only men they can hope to catch are behind bars or semi-retarded Africans? Is it “Feminist”?

    • Agree: Thea
    • LOL: jon
    • Replies: @anon
    , @Whiskey
  13. AWFL

    the problem is not women, but too many women.

    historically there were very few if any societies largely led by women. for good reason. if there were any such nations, they were overrun and conquered by societies led by men, leaving little trace.

    i note that a good amount of western leaders are women now. not looking good.

    • Replies: @jon
  14. She also campaigned for the release of Briton Dempsey Hawkins, who served 38 years in a US jail for strangling a 14-year-old girl in woods in New York

    Dempsey Hawkins = Yanks heed wimps.

  15. Fellow criminologist Ioan Durnescu tweeted his support for the two academics last night, tweeting: ‘Difficult times for criminology. Lets stand by our colleagues Ruth Armstrong and Amy Ludlow!’

    This tweet has now been deleted. It makes you wonder what he means by criminology.

    If he means the dispassionate study of crime, criminals, and the criminal justice system, then these are not difficult times at all: the events of 29th November give ample material for investigation.

    Perhaps instead he sees criminology as a programme of social justice, where the aim is to free nice criminals from nasty places like prisons. In that case, times are indeed difficult. You certainly wouldn’t want anyone investigating 29th November, or asking Ruth Armstrong and Amy Ludlow any embarrassing questions.

    The implication of a consensus among criminologists is also worrying. Is there a single honest man or woman among them?

    • Agree: YetAnotherAnon
  16. Have you never even heard of false flags?

    You don’t care about the truth at all. I mean, this is a truism, of course you don’t, you’re just a CIA sheepdog organ.

    So you spin these obviously patently phony false-flag, near-election operation into a nice, pointless opportunity to bad-mouth cutesy women professors.

    Yeah, I know. Cutesy women professors are the end of the world.

    But everything they say on the mass media, like that this false-flag isn’t a false flag but real, is true.

    Bah.

    • Replies: @fish
    , @Moses
    , @El Dato
    , @Old Prude
  17. RJJCDA says:

    It should be obvious that not EVERY criminal can be rehabilitated. Some are just born with a zero-sum outlook on life. Others are just anti-social and evil from their first conscious thought.

    • Replies: @AnotherDad
    , @Rapparee
  18. Anonymous[215] • Disclaimer says:

    Remember this classic from 2017?

    https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-4238572/Psychologist-turned-Islam-married-Skaf-gang-rapist.html

    Prison psychologist converted to Islam and married an infamous Skaf gang rapist – after she was fired for her relationship with ANOTHER member she met in a sex offenders’ program

    • Replies: @The Wild Geese Howard
  19. @JerryC

    Anybody ever find online Tracey Ullman’s sketches about women who fall in love with Death Row inmates? She has been doing them since the 1990s. Her “White Widow” sketch about a white woman who has married 13 black inmates on the Huntsville Death Row was insanely funny.

    • Replies: @Dan Hayes
    , @Jim Don Bob
  20. anomally says:

    I blame the rehab treatment. Probably more like a communist re-ed camp. Who knows what they brainwashed that guy with.

    • Replies: @bigdicknick
  21. Anonymous[215] • Disclaimer says:

    “Unwanted attention”? No kidding. As well as closing their Learning Together website, they’ve locked all their Twitter accounts!

  22. This post quotes an article that has

    debate around the issue of criminal rehabilitation.

    And the previous post has one with

    the complex history around hair

    More examples of the mind virus of “around” replacing “about” and “of”.

  23. Thomas says:

    This stupid “hug-a-thug” push is already starting to have real world effects in the U.S. too, at least as far as I can see. City centers on the West Coast are getting ugly and dangerous again. A friend of mine who lives in Berkeley, CA was very relieved when his wife transferred from a work location in San Francisco’s Civic Center (where she was commuting on BART) to one in downtown Oakland, saying that the circumstances in the city have gotten so much worse over the last few years. In Seattle, the area around the main county courthouse has become so dangerous that jurors are asking to be excused from jury duty out of fear. It’s like the left decided to pretend it’s 1965 again and to forget everything that was learned since about crime and social disorder. You would have figured they might have waited until after the Orange Menace was out of office, because this is something that people notice.

    • Replies: @Moses
    , @Anon
    , @Jack Henson
    , @danand
  24. @Anonymous

    Gotta mainline pure alpha on the regular, dawg.

  25. Rapparee says:
    @JerryC

    Sublimated, low-level hybristophilia is one of the more toxic psychological forces in the Western world these days, mostly because strident feminist rhetoric keeps us from openly discussing, mocking, or criticizing it, at least in the office or in academia (anonymous internet comments don’t count). In addition to nurturing insane ideas about criminal punishment, it’s probably also responsible for a good percentage of fatal dog attacks, (if we judge by the huge number of naive, unqualified women who inexplicably yearn to own pit bulls).

    Unlike our regular commenter Mr. Whiskey, I don’t think this is an inevitable or natural state of affairs- my impression is that affection for criminals as such was widely viewed, both by men and most women, as aberrant and low-class before mid-century feminists terrorized and hectored everyone into crimestop. In any case, there’d be a lot fewer women working this racket if other people in academia were allowed to laugh at them.

  26. anon[250] • Disclaimer says:
    @Stan d Mute

    Is there a female equivalent to “incel” that describes women so ugly and ill-mannered that the only men they can hope to catch are behind bars or semi-retarded Africans? Is it “Feminist”?

    Nope.

    • Replies: @Harry Baldwin
  27. Dan Hayes says:
    @Steve Sailer

    Steve,

    Tracey is quite a gal. She is purported to be a political liberal. But I have my suspicions about any such purportedness.

  28. @JerryC

    Stop insulting women who write love letters to death row inmates.

  29. i tend to disagree with the notion that leftists will disappear from the population over the next hundred years, leaving only europeans with self preservation instincts to repopulate. including a rejection of the breeder hypothesis.

    that mechanism worked in the past, on any number of behaviors and genes, creating the human populations we have today.

    not this time. these people are gonna take all of us down with them. they’re gonna try to force us to get eliminated. we won’t be able to just sit back and watch leftists disappear from the gene pool. we’ll either physically separate from them, or disappear along with them.

    no other way now. it’s one future or the other. we resist idiotic, suicidal leftists, or we vanish too.

    • Replies: @Loosely Speaking
  30. She also campaigned for the release of Briton Dempsey Hawkins, who served 38 years in a US jail for strangling a 14-year-old girl in woods in New York

    I was unaware of this case, even though I do try to keep up with British criminality in America. And there’s more of it than you think.

    Anyone know a Briton committed the worst pre-9/11 terror attack in U.S. history? The hijacking and crash of Pacific SW Airlines flight 1771. Of course that one’s been memory holed.

    And when Brits commit atrocities in America, other Brits always stick up for them. They don’t even have to be from Cuck Island itself. Linda Carty, a BVI native, is on death row in Texas. Cuck Islanders have been trying to free her now for 10 years or so.

  31. @Daniel H

    That was before development of the nuclear bomb that emasculated the North.

  32. @Polynikes

    In the case of this sort of criminal, it might be more like the scorpion in that old fable.

    • Agree: Dtbb
  33. Thomas says:
    @Rapparee

    In addition to nurturing insane ideas about criminal punishment, it’s probably also responsible for a good percentage of fatal dog attacks, (if we judge by the huge number of naive, unqualified women who inexplicably yearn to own pit bulls).

    Damned if this isn’t the case. I see plenty of twiggy-looking hipsters now dragging pits around. It gets scary when I see the dog stare and growl very quietly at something, in that way that lets you know trouble is coming, but the idiot hipster is too self-absorbed (often on their phone) to notice.

  34. Anon[257] • Disclaimer says:
    @Rapparee

    The old-fashioned term for hybristophilia is masochism. I’m acquainted with someone who just started dating a thug. She was broadcasting her interest in landing a man very, very hard before she hooked up with him, so I assume she was desperate. Oddly enough, right after she started dating the thug, she stopping dressing in such a revealing way and cut her very long hair short. He’s already made her cry in public, but she didn’t even attempt to ditch him.

    There’s some weird psychology going on here.

  35. @anomally

    what if it turns out they were giving the prisoners a drag queen story hour and it triggered him into a furious rage?

  36. fish says:
    @obwandiyag

    Hey look…..it’s Tinywandiyag?

    • LOL: William Badwhite
  37. Dig in deep, you’d find out these chicks sleep with their swarthy charges. They’ll eventually wind up like the chick lawyer that used to represent Black Panthers back in the 60s and 70s, slept with them and eventually she was killed in a home invasion by one of them.

    It’s a syndrome of these sorts of chicks. They’re so sexually bored there’s no limit to their depravities and those of the ones they ‘help’. Sooner or later, wrong time, wrong guy..

  38. Moses says:
    @obwandiyag

    Tiny Duck does it better.

  39. jon says:
    @Cagey Beast

    cultural appropriation

    The silver lining to this black cloud of a world we live in – it’s now considered woke for me to avoid all things negroid.

  40. Mr. Anon says:

    Cambridge University vice chancellor Stephen Toope said he had spoken to both Dr Armstrong and Dr Amy Ludlow about what happened.

    He said: ‘I spent about an hour and a half with them yesterday and of course they are absolutely devastated by what has happened. They are deeply sad.’

    Deeply sad. But they’ll soon feel better. The victims of their little pet will still be dead.

    Get Woke. Get Croaked.

    What absolute worthless parasites these two idiot women are.

  41. anon[398] • Disclaimer says:

    One thing I’ve learned over the years is that Steve does love him some Tracy Ullman.

    On the other hand, I quite understand why she never really caught on in the US. Something just doesn’t really translate for some reason. Maybe she always seemed to try too hard or was too theatrical for US tastes or something.

    • Replies: @Steve Sailer
  42. Mr. Anon says:

    “Learning Together”. Introducing white college girls to POCs (Prisoners of Color).

    I wonder how much of the “Learning Together” experience essentially amounts to conjugal visits.

  43. jon says:
    @prime noticer

    I’m more concerned that a good number of leaders of the West are childless (men and women):

    • Replies: @IHTG
    , @inselaffen
  44. Moses says:
    @Thomas

    Was in downtown Seattle last summer with my kids.

    What a cesspool. I mean that literally.

    The streets stank of urine. My son asked “Daddy, why does it smell like pee-pee here?”

    Crazy, dirty homeless people everywhere.

    Embarrassing fremdschämen. Shocking even.

    The contrast to the streets of Tokyo, Singapore or even Beijing was embarrassing to me as an American.

    It’s almost as if Seattle leaders prioritize homeless derelicts over families and productive citizens.

    Never going back.

    • Replies: @Anonymous
  45. @HammerJack

    Then they’ll learn to hate only the whiteys who don’t hate white people. Not the good whiteys.

    Violent criminals tend to hate whoever they are near, even if those are the people who are supposed to be on their side. For example, criminals are more likely to kill their defense attorneys than the prosecutors or judges that put them away.

  46. @anon

    TV executives think she’s hilarious so they keep giving her her own shows, but the American public has never noticed her. I’ve never noticed dislike for her, just a failure to register.

    • Replies: @Anonymous
    , @Johnny789
  47. Whiskey says: • Website
    @Stan d Mute

    Total misreading of women. Duh, women dig killers. The nurses of Dhokar Tsarnaev had a fist fight over who could care for that wounded bad boy. The the dude had blown apart little kids and moms was part of the attraction, not the “despite.” Writer / Producer Big Shot Neil Gaiman, with not one but TWO streaming series American Gods and Good Omens, had his common law wife rocker Amanda Palmer write a “love song” to Tsarnaev. The other, dead MMA brother, had a promising med school beauty drop out and convert to Islam, have his kid, and work not one but TWO jobs to support his MMA training.

    The Night Stalker, Richard Ramirez is married to some beauty who is a lawyer and MENSA member.

    Pretty much all women are somewhere on this spectrum. Most not to this degree but nearly all FEELZ this. Its why Black dudes are the sacred idols of worship. So many have the pimp hand, and White women can’t get enough of swaggering dominance.

    The hatred of White men is just White women hating on beta males. Which is most of us. Few can be say, John Dillinger or Clyde Barrow. Yet that is the demand with other, more Alpha offerings around. Yeah duh women congregate around violent prisoners and agitate to get them out so they can have sexy good times with them.

    That’s why White men and women are natural, and eternal enemies. They have to be — what White men and women want is naturally repulsive to each sex and causes misery.

    • Replies: @Ray Huffman
  48. Tusk says:
    @Jim Christian

    She wasn’t killed. She was paralysed, and then commited suicide, which is far more karmic.

  49. Anonymous[427] • Disclaimer says:
    @Steve Sailer

    Many Brit acts just don’t register in the US. For that matter, some American acts do better in the UK and/or the rest of the English speaking world than they do at home.

    And vice versa.

    Often the Brit-friendly US acts have a US fan base that is coastal or college-town oriented but do not go over in Flyoverland. Many college campuses, the LA and Bay Areas in California, and the Boston-New York -DC strip are just a lot more like Europe than they are like most of the United States.

    • Replies: @Steve Sailer
  50. Mr. Anon says:
    @Bragadocious

    Anyone know a Briton committed the worst pre-9/11 terror attack in U.S. history?

    Not really a Briton. He was a Jamaican.

    • Replies: @Anonymous
  51. Johnny789 says:
    @Steve Sailer

    I first saw her in the 80’s in her music video with Paul McCartney and then her show on Fox. Thought she was hilarious. Them she moved to Premium Cable TV and that wasn’t my thing, so I’ve missed out since then. My loss, I’m sure.

  52. @Anonymous

    British entertainers were huge in the US from roughly 1962 to 1982, after which the notion that Brits were cooler than Americans receded. There are still plenty of them over here, but it’s not the British Invasion years anymore, which I think had something to do with jet airliners in 1959.

  53. Anonymous[329] • Disclaimer says:
    @Jim Christian

    They’ll eventually wind up like the chick lawyer that used to represent Black Panthers back in the 60s and 70s, slept with them and eventually she was killed in a home invasion by one of them.

    Fay Stendler was not killed, but severely maimed. She kept going to ensure the perp was put away (with the help of a DA she had viciously attacked earlier). She then moved to Hong Kong where she topped herself.

    http://www.unz.com/article/the-life-and-times-of-fay-stender-radical-attorney-for-the-black-panthers-and-disrupter-of-white-social-order/

  54. @Thomas

    Occurs to me that a certain number of women with pit bulls have adopted them while their man is in the clink. Or just took ownership when their man strayed in other ways, after seeing how badly he treated the poor dog.

    Supporting this notion is the fact that I have never seen anyone with a pit bull except for white women and black men.

  55. Western says:
    @Steve Sailer

    There is always a Brit, Irishman, Australian or South African doing golf commentary. I guess the accent is cool to golf fans.

    A lot of late-night hosts have been from the UK: James Corden, Craig Ferguson, John Oliver, and Trevor Noah, one of those guys with a similar accent that is close enough to pass as a Brit. Why they hire them is beyond me. Guys like Oliver and Noah are telling us what to think about our politics and it’s liberal of course. Why any American would care what they think is beyond me.

    A lot of news organizations hire Brits too. I guess the accent is cool for news too. Why we need to hire any Brits to report our news when we have 300 plus million people here is bizarre. The same goes for Canadians.

    There are also a lot of Canadian sportscasters here too.

    Of course, the nepotism in American broadcasting is unbelievable. Either be a Brit or have a relative in the business. They all talk about not discriminating and having a diverse workforce, but only after you hire my son.

    • Agree: Dtbb
  56. NickG says:

    Meantime….No mainstream commentators will ask……Why has the Muslim population of the UK risen from 1.6 million in 2001 (Office for National Statistics census stats) at the time of the 9/11 atrocities, to 2.5 million 10 years later — a rise of 56%… to north of 3.5 million now? A rise of about a 120% on the 9/11 figure.

    The UK Muslim population is doubling every 17 or so years, it is now above 5% of the total UK population, largely thanks to unfettered serial immigration.

    As a nation, collectively, we have to be mentally ill, deranged beyond measure.

    • Agree: James N. Kennett
  57. Anonymous[863] • Disclaimer says:

    • Replies: @anon
    , @anon
    , @Jack D
  58. Bill P says:

    Hybristophilia is probably an ineradicable component of female sexuality. It stands to reason that the weaker sex would have some natural compulsion to placate violent males, and having sex with them does the trick in a pinch. This behavior is ubiquitous among social mammals, which means it is hundreds of millions of years in the making.

    Therefore, societies should be very wary about giving women any influence whatsoever over criminal justice.

    Everybody knows it would be a bad idea to put a guy in charge of, say, day to day operations at a shelter for runaway teenage girls. Yet we’re supposed to pretend that women have no weaknesses of their own…

  59. @Steve Sailer

    which I think had something to do with jet airliners in 1959.

    Interesting.

  60. Altai says:
    @Cagey Beast

    Amazingly there are lots of Mexican restaurants all over major European cities and hardly a Mexican in sight…

  61. Anonymous[976] • Disclaimer says:

    Dr Ruth Armstrong founded Cambridge University’s Learning Together scheme

    Cambridge University Learning Together. I think the acronym for this program is both obvious and appropriate.

    Once upon a time these women would have been mothers arguing for why their troubled children are misunderstood, not criminals. Now they often have no children and instead get paid to argue why the children of other women are simply “misunderstood.”

    Of course not many people in our universities – make that none – get well-paid, tenure-track positions to tell us why these criminals deserve to rot in prison for the rest of their lives.

    • Replies: @Anonymous
    , @Forbes
  62. Anon[257] • Disclaimer says:
    @Thomas

    It’s exactly like 1965 again.

  63. Anonymous[976] • Disclaimer says:
    @Anonymous

    One thing I would add is how this case in Britain highlights the progressive agenda. Here in the United States “progressives” have spent decades telling us that we need to get rid of the death penalty for murderers and replace it with life in prison. Well they have already achieved that in all of the EU, and they are well on the way to achieving their next goal – eliminating life sentences – and they are already starting to push for it in the US. “We can’t let these people rot in jail for the rest of their lives! They can be rehabilitated!” Except that what we keep learning over and over again is that so many of them are beyond rehabilitation.

    Progressives never really have an honest goal they are trying to reach. What they have, instead, are a series of goalposts, and they only reveal the next goal after they achieve the last one. Eventually we’re all going to wonder how the hell our country got to where it wound up, but know that “progressives” had that destination in mind all along, but were never honest enough to tell us. That’s why they call themselves “progressives.”

    • Replies: @Jesse
  64. Altai says:
    @Steve Sailer

    There’s an American comedian, Reginald D. Hunter, in Britain who did quite well for himself over the last 15 years through being employed across the 100 different comic panel shows that all recycle the same guests on the basis of just being an African American with a very cool, reserved energy. Of course, his shtick is also largely ‘I am a black man’, if he’s ever gone 5 minutes without mentioning race I’ve never seen it, despite the fact that he is a good enough comedian to do so. Almost unknown in the US.

    I suspect James Corden represents the peak of the current Anglo-fascination in the US. Giving somebody as annoying and uncharismatic (At least he isn’t Lily Singh) as him a late night talk show is Tulip madness levels of malinvestment. But the importation of British, Irish and Australian actors to play American roles will continue for as long as it’s allowed and will likely increase.

    • Replies: @Johnny789
    , @Forbes
  65. AnonAnon says:
    @Steve Sailer

    I don’t think it’s cooler but I find British humor hilarious. My parents used to have us watch Monty Python and Fawlty Towers with them when I was a kid in the 70s. Given there were only a few channels back then, the stuff from the BBC on PBS was a lot more interesting than American TV, particularly Masterpiece Theatre. I mean, what was on American tv then, CHIPS? Charlie’s Angels? American tv was pretty low-brow. My teenage kids really liked Monty Python and the Holy Grail when we watched it this summer. I don’t follow European politics more than the headlines that make it over here but I find Tracy Ullman’s send ups of Angela Merkel as a sexpot, Camilla Parker Bowles babysitting Prince George, and Nicola Sturgeon as a real-life M deadly. I think Ricky Gervais is great. I will say the Brits and the other foreigners hosting our late night shows suck. Craig Ferguson is funny but he was a terrible interviewer. Graham Norton is witty and his show can be funny but only if he happens to get a magical combination of guests on, which happens only rarely.

  66. Johnny789 says:
    @Altai

    “But the importation of British, Irish and Australian actors to play American roles will continue for as long as it’s allowed and will likely increase.”

    As long as it means more Margot Robbie I’m all for it. She really should be making three movies a year though, before she loses it.

    • Replies: @Jim Don Bob
  67. @prime noticer

    Beginning sentences with lower case letters is a symptom of Leftist and Deep State mind control.

  68. @Rapparee

    …my impression is that affection for criminals as such was widely viewed, both by men and most women, as aberrant and low-class before mid-century feminists terrorized and hectored everyone into crimestop.

    Those who would have wanted to couldn’t afford to. More women making much more money enables this.

  69. anon[661] • Disclaimer says:
    @Anonymous

    The funds raised were directly used to buy Usman Khan a Chrome laptop.

    He probably wanted an Apple product.

    • LOL: jim jones
  70. Bill P says:
    @Thomas

    I was in Seattle over the Thanksgiving weekend, and just about every other hipster’s dog was a pit bull. When I took my walks I took a pistol along, because I don’t trust those people to control their dogs and my youngest kid is too little for me to take the risk of not being able to stop an attack quickly.

    My sister told me it’s because Seattlites like to “save” animals from shelters, and a large proportion of abandoned/impounded dogs are pits. She told me a story about an illegal alien couple’s little girl getting mauled by an acquaintance’s two pit bulls in the Central District, so it’s a real risk there. Evidently, the acquaintance and his two dogs got off the hook despite leaving permanent disfiguring scars on the little girl’s face.

    Seattle’s really going to seed.

    • Replies: @Polynikes
    , @Rapparee
  71. Cortes says:

    Fans of subtle, nuanced comedy may wish to see

    https://www.crim.cam.ac.uk/People/dr-ruth-armstrong

    before it’s been sanitised.

  72. El Dato says:
    @obwandiyag

    Yeah. I wonder how many black-on-black mass shootings are actually false flags.

    Deep in the CIA basement: “That’s the 50th false flag this year … and STILL no-one even noticed it took place!!” (rips out hair)

  73. @Rapparee

    Hybristophilia is the default position among female PC journalists, but non-whites and off-whites are usually the object of affection. Like rap thugs or the Boston bomber (so dreamy!)

  74. anon[114] • Disclaimer says:
    @Anonymous

    The funds raised were directly used to buy Usman Khan a Chrome laptop. Usman later murdered Jack.

    Sooooo, was Jack sexually exploiting Usman?

    Because the Jihadi explanation doesn’t make a hell of a lot of sense.

    • Replies: @YetAnotherAnon
  75. Wow, check out the Problem Glasses on those two chicks. They really look Very Serious And Concerned.

    Somebody needs to hook them up with a couple of Very Smart Brothas wearing the traditional Negro Genius Glasses. This helps negroes look Very Bright, as they thoughtfully rub their chins to appear scholarly but continue to secretly think about Bakkaball, White Girls, Hip-hop, and Muh Dick. Oh, and also Slabery.

    When is Steve gonna delve into the complexities of World War G?

  76. Anonymous[946] • Disclaimer says:

    Of course the 19th century John Rennie London Bridge now proudly resides at Lake Havasu City, Arizona USA, having been purchased and transported by the developer of the place as a landmark and focal point. Saved this monument from being ground down into hardcore, if nothing else.
    That particular London Bridge, replaced the medieval iteration, which famously featured traitors’ heads on poles, houses and shops, and ‘rapid shootingly’ narrow arches and piers.

  77. @Steve Sailer

    British entertainers were huge in the US from roughly 1962…

    The names of Paul Revere and the Raiders and the American Breed were chosen to fight back. Those of the New Colony Six and the Sir Douglas Quintet tried to ride the wave, though the latter was obviously ironic in intent, as there never was a rocker more Texan than Doug Sahm. (And he had a lot of competition!)

    The NC6’s fellow Chicagoans, the Buckinghams, took their name from the city’s famous fountain, but if people thinking them British helped sell records, they were in no hurry to correct them. Kind of like photographer Linda Eastman McCartney’s strategy when she was assumed to be related to the Kodak clan.

    …to 1982.

    Uh, the ’80s were chock full of annoying British acts. The Police, George Michael, Boy George, Phil Collins, Duran Duran, half of Foreigner, the Eurhythmics, the list goes on. Some halfway decent one-or-two-hit wonders, too, such as the Pet Shop Boys, Level 42, Tears for Fears, Spandau Ballet, swing Out Sister, and the UK-based Basia and A-ha. The better ones left the scene early.

  78. @Anonymous

    There was only one place to park that at night.

    • Replies: @Anonymous
  79. There is an episode in Waugh’s Decline and Fall, where a reforming governor tries to diagnose the prisoners’ deep psychic traumas.

    He decides that a carpenter, who is inside for deciding to obey the bible and to “kill and spare not”, is really frustrated by not being able to work at his trade. He gives the man carpentry tools, and the prison chaplain, a Rev. Prendergast, soon pays the price.

    In a touch of comic genius, the news is relayed in chapel during the hymn :

    https://books.google.co.uk/books?id=Jy8vVPWKiZEC&pg=PT267&lpg=PT267

  80. @Bragadocious

    Anyone know a Briton committed the worst pre-9/11 terror attack in U.S. history? The hijacking and crash of Pacific SW Airlines flight 1771.

    Well, no… There was Tim McVeigh. And Andrew Kehoe blowing up that school in 1927.

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

    As for that flight:

    “He had seven children, but never married.” — https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pacific_Southwest_Airlines_Flight_1771#David_A._Burke

    • Replies: @Bragadocious
  81. @Reg Cæsar

    The Police were not an “annoying British act,” although Sting later became an annoying British act all on his lonesome. When the Police first broke in America, they were not viewed as “British,” they were viewed as “post-punk/New Wave” and were lumped together with the Cars, Talking Heads, Elvis Costello, Blondie, all Anglo-American acts with a punk attitude but an ear for actual toonz. The Police became both annoying and British later on, but to discerning hipster high-schoolers of the period, you’d play them right alongside the B-52s.

    • Agree: jim jones
  82. @Cagey Beast

    They have four restaurants, three in Cambridge and one in Norwich, so quite a big operation. I presume ‘Luis’ is “Mr Armstrong”.

    https://www.nannamexico.com

    “Our roots and inspiration date back to 1958 in the Barrio Bravo neighbourhood in Mexico City with Luis’s nanna, Margarita.

    The times were hard and even harder for a single mother living in a cramped room with seven kids. Dedication and perseverance were imperative, and my nanna was nothing if not dedicated. One day she decided that having seven mouths to feed wasn’t enough. She was going to feed the entire neighbourhood. So she went into the street, carrying her kitchen table laden with fresh ingredients and set up shop. The rest, as they say, was history, but for us, it was the beginning. The inspiration. Nanna had three principles that guide us today: Buy fresh, Cook simple, Waste nothing. It is with these principles, and her original recipes, that we bring Nanna’s Mexico to the UK in one authentic piece. The smells, colours and textures of nanna’s kitchen are alive in our restaurants and are part of the family legacy we share with our customers everyday.”

    Here’s the Armstrong influence.

    Cooking Together is an initiative that runs one-day workshops in prisons. People employed in a local business work alongside people who are in prison to teach them how to prepare meals for the other people who live and work on their wing. The day concludes with the trained team serving the food they have made and everyone eating together. Being involved in our community in this way gives more meaning to the work of my staff and it exposes people in prison to a trade that is noble and useful. It is part of our commitment to our community that we help people find meaning and purpose in through their work while also creating a qualified workforce.
    I have found people in prison are keen to work hard given the opportunity. A successful business is one that goes beyond profits, where everybody benefits, and I think this initiative is a good example of that.

    Luis Navarro

  83. seth2001 says: • Website

    end mass incarceration
    enter mass immigration… ?

  84. Jack D says:
    @Anonymous

    99% of these guys are radicalized on the internet. A laptop is the last thing that he needed.

    • Replies: @YetAnotherAnon
  85. @Reg Cæsar

    Kind of like photographer Linda Eastman McCartney’s strategy when she was assumed to be related to the Kodak clan.

    As I recall, while she was not related to the Eastmans of Eastman Kodak, she WAS the “Linda” of the song of the same name which was done by everyone from Jan and Dean to Frank Sinatra. Her father was actually a Jew and changed his name to “Eastman” from something else, and in those days the name Eastman would have only been well known from the film company. It was also well known that Kodachrome, the signature product of Eastman Kodak, was actually invented by professional classical musicians, so the inference would have been that she was one of THOSE Eastmans, and the company probably found it equally advantageous to not disabuse the public of this idea.

    She was a very good photographer and a very poor singer. She was in fact so bad that when a disillusioned insider made a board tape of her solo vocal feed from a concert and it was played on a radio station the McCartneys immediately sued the station and got an injunction against them ever playing it again.

    • Replies: @Ripple Earthdevil
  86. @Reg Cæsar

    Kind of like photographer Linda Eastman McCartney’s strategy when she was assumed to be related to the Kodak clan.

    As I recall, while she was not related to the Eastmans of Eastman Kodak, she WAS the “Linda” of the song of the same name which was done by everyone from Jan and Dean to Frank Sinatra. Her father was actually a Jew and changed his name to “Eastman” from something else, and in those days the name Eastman would have only been well known from the film company. It was also well known that Kodachrome, the signature product of Eastman Kodak, was actually invented by professional classical musicians, so the inference would have been that she was one of THOSE Eastmans, and the company probably found it equally advantageous to not disabuse the public of this idea.

    She was a very good photographer and a very poor singer. She was in fact so bad that when a disillusioned insider made a board tape of her solo vocal feed from a concert and it was played on a radio station the McCartneys immediately sued the station and got an injunction against them ever playing it again.

    • Replies: @onetwothree
    , @anonymous
  87. On the theme of women loving the ‘bad boys’ – we are now at a cultural turning point thanks to all the media about white men being evil

    This is now resulting in white men being sexy again, evil bad boys that they are

    Women – including white women – are on Twitter saying things like, ‘I know white men are evil, but there’s just something about them that attracts me …’

    Black rapper rhyming about the gangsta life? That’s ho-hum these days

    White guy? Right-wing evil white guy? Now that’s hawt, say the girls

    • Replies: @Anonymous
  88. @Cortes

    That’s great stuff! There’s enough material in that bio for a dozen comedy skits, but one sentence did stand out above the others:

    “For more information on Learning Together, to get involved or to start a partnership from your university or prison please contact [email protected].”

    Apart from the obvious, I was tickled to see the email address includes “Crim Cam”.

    There are good comedy writers out there who’d pay money for this gold.

  89. @Bragadocious

    ” when Brits commit atrocities in America, other Brits always stick up for them”

    Sounds unlikely to me. Of course the usual suspects – the Ruth Armstrongs and Amy Ludlows, Reprieve aka Clive Stafford Smith* – will stick up for them, but that’s their SOP.

    These days when I see a Mail headline “Briton fighting for justice from hell-hole foreign prison”, nine times out of ten the Briton is called Mohammed or Jameel.

    * A quick look at the 2018 Reprieve accounts.

    https://reprieve.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2019/05/2019_05_07_PUB-Signed-annual-report-2018.pdf

    2m income
    1m from individual donations – no names
    2m from orgs/foundations

    £138,000 from UK taxpayers, apparently that’s a good use of our money
    £200,000 from Soros foundations, shock horror
    £135k from the “Oak Foundation”, apparently set up by a duty free billionaire
    £80k from the opaque “Bertha Foundation”, whose website says nowt about the source of cash
    £57k from the Tolkein estate trust, that whining sound is JRR doing 17,000 rpm
    £67k from the German government!
    £41k from the United Nations
    £56k from the Vital Projects Fund (‘Vital Projects Fund is a grant making organization created from the estate of stockbroker Horace W. Goldsmith. It supports a number of left-of-center advocacy organizations.’ – info from https://www.influencewatch.org/)

    and £126k from Reprieve US, I’m sure someone can look at them.

    • Replies: @Jack D
  90. @The Germ Theory of Disease

    Stewart Copeland of the Police is the son of a major CIA agent, Miles Copeland from Alabama, and his Scottish wife.

    • Replies: @Charles Pewitt
  91. Anonymous[751] • Disclaimer says:
    @Brabantian

    Andrew Anglin has showed me some of his fan letters from thirsty egirls. Quite amusing.

  92. @donvonburg

    Hate when people trot out crap like this. Her mic was off and so she mouthed/half-sang during concerts. If you bump that up of course it’s terrible. She sang on a few studio cuts and she wasn’t that bad.

    • Replies: @Jack D
  93. IHTG says:
    @jon

    Well, now you have Boris Johnson, who doesn’t want to say how many children he has (“at least 5”).

    • Replies: @Cagey Beast
  94. @jon

    Given the type of politics these people espouse perhaps that’s actually a good thing…

  95. @Daniel H

    The STEM departments are still doing good work. Something weird has happened in the “humanities”.

    • Replies: @The Wild Geese Howard
  96. @YetAnotherAnon

    Interesting. Thanks for the link.

  97. @Cortes

    I found this abstract rather amusing:

    https://collaborations-in-research.org/2017/11/08/ruth-armstrong-and-amy-ludlow-whats-so-good-about-participation-discomforts-harms-and-potential/

    “By sharing some of our attempts to provide creative opportunities for participation and voice within research, we will highlight some of the benefits that we have seen through adopting these approaches, as well as some of the discomforts that we, and our students, have experienced. Together, we hope to question what we mean by participation, for whom we think participation ‘works’, and whether participation is always good, or whether it can, rather, sometimes cause harm.”

    Do tell, good doctors.

    • Replies: @Cortes
  98. Anonymous[324] • Disclaimer says:
    @Steve Sailer

    British ‘terrestrial’ TV, in its current incarnation, is a mind-numbingly dull backwater of wall-to-wall trashy Soap Opera and garbage women’s ‘lifestyle’ with a few nuggets of crap ‘reality’ and karaoke shows thrown in.
    Basically, it’s a waste of space and – guaranteed – will *never* nurture any new original talents again. Anyhow, no one under the age of 40 watches it anyway. No two ways about it, it’s doomed.
    How different were things in the 60s and 70s, to coin a phrase, ‘in those days Mighty Men walked the Earth’ UK TV was blessed with such commanding funsters as Benny Hill, Kenny Everett, Les Dawson, The Two Ronnies, Morecambe and Wise, Bruce Forsyth, Bob Monkhouse, Stanley Baxter etc etc etc.

    • Replies: @Loosely Speaking
  99. We are probably going to see a push in the American media to memoryhole this event on the grounds that it happened far away and the culture is completely irrelevant to America.

    It will also be memory-holed in Britain.

    It is already dropping out of the news cycle. There are some comment pieces in today’s Telegraph for subscribers only, but soon journalists will move their attention elsewhere. The event will merge in the memory with the two other jihadist attacks on London bridges. It helps that there is an election campaign in progress, and a scandal involving Prince Andrew. If the criminologists can get through the next 7 days (and hey, no one wants a rush to judgment) it will be back to business as usual after that.

    It only works like this for people who are “on the right side of history”.

  100. @IHTG

    “at least 5”

    I LOL’d. Johnson’s Wikipedia page says just that.

  101. Britain has always had these weird female do-gooders. Kubrick nailed the type in “Clockwork Orange,” with Alex’s hospital psychiatrist Dr. Taylor. (She presumably had ulterior motives.)

    • Replies: @Jack D
    , @James N. Kennett
  102. Polynikes says:
    @Bill P

    I live in a liberal enclave and it’s the same thing. Hipster idiots with aggressive breed rescue dogs ( because nobody else is dumb enough to take them). And they are the exact type of people that shouldn’t be rescuing those dogs, because they need strong guidance.

    One tried to bite my dog the other day. I always carry.

  103. @anon

    She just wanted him for his body. His dead body.

    Charles Manson’s fiancée allegedly tricked him into agreeing to marry her as part of a bizarre plot to put his corpse on display after he died.

    Afton Elaine Burton, who calls herself ‘Star’, took out a marriage license with the serial killer last year – but reportedly only suggested matrimony to get legal ownership of his remains and stuff them in a glass coffin.

    Star, 27, strung the 80-year-old murderer along with the hope of cashing in after he died and turning his body into a tourist attraction, according to a source close to Manson.

  104. “Engagement”… This word (used about 4,000 times in this 2 min video) seems most appropriate.

  105. @The Germ Theory of Disease

    Somebody needs to hook them up with a couple of Very Smart Brothas wearing the traditional Negro Genius Glasses.

    Larry David identified the phenomenon.

  106. @YetAnotherAnon

    “Nanna” looks pretty Iberian.

    Mexico, a real country with a real, authentic, Catholic culture, real ethnos, real founding mythology and real resources–everything they need to make it a great place to live. The immigrants should stay put, like everywhere else.

  107. We are probably going to see a push in the American media to memoryhole this event on the grounds that it happened far away and the culture is completely irrelevant to America. After all, what do London Bridge, Cambridge University, and Stratford-upon-Avon have to do with American culture? So why are you interested in this totally irrelevant story? Are you a racist?

    Everybody together now, take a deep breath, and we’re gonna belt out in song that wonderful tune called The Bard Of Stratford-upon-Avon.

    The internet suggests it’s a Cole Porter song called Brush Up Your Shakespeare.

    Porter was from Indiana, and cranks and nuts and kooks and AUNT JEMIMA STRATEGY Twitter picture guys and partially German and partially British Isle Pop/Rock stars are from that place, so we can dismiss this Porter guy.

    Porter:

    But the poet of them all
    Who will start ’em simply ravin’
    Is the poet people call
    The Bard of Stratford on Avon

    Brush up your Shakespeare
    Start quoting him now
    Brush up your Shakespeare
    And the women you will wow

  108. @Steve Sailer

    Stewart Copeland of the Police is the son of a major CIA agent, Miles Copeland from Alabama, and his Scottish wife.

    Then let’s hear Copeland from Alabama with a Scottish mother play drums with Scottish fiddler Bonnie Rideout.

    Another Scottish woman said she went to North Carolina but she couldn’t see the mountains because they were covered with trees. That’s Scottish exactness and literalness.

    The CIA must be abolished, immediately. CIA troublemakers are pushing to globalize the USA by flooding the USA with mass legal immigration and mass illegal immigration. All these globalizer troublemaker CIA people get big fat consultancy payoffs from foreign governments and transnational corporations. Let the CIA disappear into the mist like the witches of Macbeth did.

    I had never heard of this 1411 Harlaw battle in Scotland:

  109. @Reg Cæsar

    Sorry…the worst aviation terror attack before 9/11.

  110. Anybody reminded of that Nick Nolte film Weeds where he is the con turned literary sensation? He bags his savior cougar girl and the wacky college leftist ho who uses marxist rhetoric as her pickup line after attending his symposium. The sex scene with the latter is really disturbing and is a good example of the discussion on this thread.

  111. Miles Mathis says that this attack is a hoax. While not endorsing this theory, his ideas make more sense than anybody else.

    • Replies: @inselaffen
  112. Jesse says:
    @Anonymous

    That’s what drives me up the wall about the anti death penalty folks. I’d love to see capital punishment abolished, because the idea of premeditated killing makes me sick. (You scoff, but remember Haidt on disgust and how it influences politics.)

    But these morons can’t take a logical and wildly popular position. No, they have to destroy it by linking it to full racial anarchy.

  113. Jack D says:
    @onetwothree

    If she wasn’t really singing then she had no business standing on stage and pretending that she was. That’s even worse than singing badly.

  114. Jack D says:
    @Harry Baldwin

    When the criminals were English whites, there was some (small) chance of rehabilitation. But applying a rehabilitative model to Islamic religious fanatics has zero chance of success – these people have to be treated as enemy soldiers.

    • Replies: @nebulafox
    , @Sya
  115. Jack D says:
    @YetAnotherAnon

    It has often been noted that any organization/foundation that does not have an expressly right wing agenda/charter will become a left wing organization over time. The kind of people attracted to a “non-profit” career are almost 100% Leftist.

    • Replies: @Jim Don Bob
  116. @Daniel H

    It’s the 19th Amendment’s world, we’re just living in it.

  117. @Harry Baldwin

    One can learn more about criminals and rehabilitation from A Clockwork Orange than from a degree and PhD in criminology. Unfortunately Kubrick withdrew the film in Britain after he was held responsible for some copycat gang violence. A generation of do-gooders never saw the film. The film was made available again after Kubrick’s death, but many people who work in the criminal justice system have still never seen it.

    The first half follows the exploits of Alex and his gang in a dystopian future Britain, and was violent for its time (but pretty mild by today’s Hollywood standards).

    The second half deals with Alex’s treatment after he is caught and imprisoned. He becomes a model prisoner, seeking rehabilitation. His rehabilitation is a sham – though at least he manages to control himself and not re-offend.

    Along the way we learn how valuable a reformed prisoner is to powerful people in the criminological establishment – and how they deal with anyone who gets in their way. Also a couple of other topics that were prescient, like what happens if you recruit police from the criminal communities that they serve.

    • Replies: @Anon
  118. @Rapparee

    hybristophilia nails it so hard it hurts.

    Truly tragic in the most profound sense.

  119. @Thomas

    One Million PIBBLE March Raises Awareness of Discrimination and Abuse

    https://www.prweb.com/releases/2014/03/prweb11693485.htm

  120. anonymous[251] • Disclaimer says:

    Why can’t any American nationalist, populist leader do the obvious and come to power like Victor Orban in Hungary by publicly making George Soros the enemy – the evil Star Wars Emperor.

    It obviously worked in Hungary and it would so obviously work most everywhere in the USA, including my Cook County Chicago where Soros funded the takeover of our State’s Attorney’s office and Criminal Justice, injustice system with SA Kim Foxx and chief judge Tim Evans.

    It’s like American Conservatives are retarded or just can’t do simple basic things like bend over and pick up a $100 bill.

    J Ryan
    Left Behind in Chicago

    • Replies: @Harry Baldwin
  121. anonymous[251] • Disclaimer says:
    @donvonburg

    This was all true about Linda Eastman McCartney. And she was a terrible singer.

    But she was a very good wife and mother to Paul McCartney which is very rare in musical celebrity circles.

    Paul McCartney’s next wife the one with one leg was not a good wife and was shown to be a selfish gold digger.

    • Replies: @Anonymous
  122. @Rapparee

    Sublimated, low-level hybristophilia is one of the more toxic psychological forces in the Western world these days, mostly because strident feminist rhetoric keeps us from openly discussing, mocking, or criticizing it, at least in the office or in academia (anonymous internet comments don’t count).

    A copy of the “Learning Together” Network Newsletter for 2019 is available here.

    https://paste.c-net.org/BelgianCorporal

    Among other things, the newsletter has summary reports on “Learning Together” courses held in prisons. There are 19 such summaries, of which 5 have group photos of the student participants (one of the photos also includes a member of staff).

    By my count, there are 57 student participants, comprising 50 women and 7 men.

    • Replies: @craig
  123. @Cagey Beast

    From the Daily Mail story: “Dr Armstrong was among a team of people who campaigned for his release – and even got him a job in her husband’s Cambridge restaurant ‘Nanna Mexico’”.

    Lucky old husband.

  124. Rob McX says:

    TrollingTheGuardian…

  125. nebulafox says:
    @Jack D

    I have someone close to me that used to work intimately with various foreign intelligence services, including in allied Islamic countries. The Muslim guys all had to deal with a radicalism problem back home-some countries were worse than others, but none of them had no problem at all. As always throughout history, the problem demographic was overwhelmingly young and male.

    The more successful ones were able to rehabilitate a surprising number of budding jihadis and integrate them back into mainstream society without having to resort to a program of mass torture and murder. But they definitely used methods that were unlikely to be tolerated in Europe or the United States, least of all by the kind of do-gooder lefty likely to be manning the rehab program.

  126. Old Prude says:
    @obwandiyag

    I normally dig your stuff, O-wag. But this is Tiny Duckish. I am disappointed in you.

  127. @Bill P

    Hybristophilia is probably an ineradicable component of female sexuality. It stands to reason that the weaker sex would have some natural compulsion to placate violent males, and having sex with them does the trick in a pinch. This behavior is ubiquitous among social mammals, which means it is hundreds of millions of years in the making.

    Therefore, societies should be very wary about giving women any influence whatsoever over criminal justice.

    Everybody knows it would be a bad idea to put a guy in charge of, say, day to day operations at a shelter for runaway teenage girls. Yet we’re supposed to pretend that women have no weaknesses of their own…

    Excellent–clear, well argued–comment Bill.

    Being a “far right” “wild eyed” “savage” i’d go a bit further.

    If a smart woman is motivated to be doctor, a biochemist … great.

    But the idea that women have any sort of (useful) “insight” into justice, law, defense, security or more broadly politics and the social order. Women’s “nurturing” and emotion driving nature are simply not useful–actually complete misfit–with the hard edged reasoning required for sound politics. All the “feelz”, all the “what about”s, all the weepy “think of the poor children” are not just irrelevant they are positively corrupting of the core mission of politics which is imposing order and boundaries that protect the nation/civilization–allow it to survive, prosper and reproduce and continue into the future.

    Men and women are in this together–but complementary. What is absolutely critical for nation/race/civilization to have from women is simply babies–babies of civilized men, grown and fed and raised well. What men absolutely must provide is material production, and the imposition of order–defense and justice.

    Bottom line: *Men* create civilization. Male desires must be bent to be productive in it. (And some men killed or exiled to protect it.) Women are generally more compliant. But women’s natural instincts and behavior will chafe against civilization and if a civilization is stupid enough to give women free rein, much less authority, they will tear it down.

    Nations that understand this and protect themselves from female “authority” will survive. Those that are silly enough to give in to women’s demands for “fairness” … will collapse and die.

    • Replies: @Corvinus
  128. @anonymous

    Why can’t any American nationalist, populist leader do the obvious and come to power like Victor Orban in Hungary by publicly making George Soros the enemy – the evil Star Wars Emperor.

    In 2011, Glenn Beck lost his Fox network prime time TV show in large part for doing that. From an article:

    Last Wednesday (Glenn Beck Program, 11/10/10), we got a glimpse of how low Glenn Beck will go to smear a political opponent. Beck’s lie that philanthropist George Soros helped “send the Jews to the death camps” during World War II, was, in essence, an attack on a Jewish child for the heartbreaking things he was put through in the course of surviving the Holocaust.

    But the smear was just part of the anti-Soros crusade Beck is carrying out on his national radio program and his Fox News show, portraying Soros as an “puppet master” who operates behind the scenes to destroy America as we know it and bring on a new international order. The language and imagery Beck employs in his attacks on Soros has provoked charges of antisemitism from the Daily Beast‘s Michelle Goldberg, among others. According to Goldberg:

    Soros, a billionaire financier and patron of liberal causes, has long been an object of hatred on the right. But Beck went beyond demonizing him; he cast him as the protagonist in an updated Protocols of the Elders of Zion. He described Soros as the most powerful man on earth, the creator of a “shadow government” that manipulates regimes and currencies for its own enrichment. Obama is his “puppet,” Beck says. Soros has even “infiltrated the churches.” He foments social unrest and economic distress so he can bring down governments, all for his own financial gain.

    Hey, if you can’t trust Michelle Goldberg to tell us who we shouldn’t listen to, who can we trust?

  129. J.Ross says:

    Nothing “radicalizes” my Russian-hypnotized emotional state like people who wield power they cannot responsibly handle trying to get out of punishment by babbling about how bad they claim to feel: why, she feels so bad that she’s remaining in the same career, keeping all the money she made doing this, and hoping to do it a lot more before she retires.

  130. Anon[930] • Disclaimer says:
    @James N. Kennett

    though at least he manages to control himself

    He doesn’t control himself at all, that’s practically the whole point of the book.

  131. craig says:
    @James N. Kennett

    Watching the Armstrong & Ludlow video above, almost every clip of the (blurred-out) prisoner participants shows them interacting with long-haired, fertile young women whose gaze and body language is receptive, even inviting.

    • Replies: @J.Ross
  132. @Anonymous

    How different were things in the 60s and 70s, to coin a phrase, ‘in those days Mighty Men walked the Earth’ UK TV was blessed with such commanding funsters as Benny Hill, Kenny Everett, Les Dawson, The Two Ronnies, Morecambe and Wise, Bruce Forsyth, Bob Monkhouse, Stanley Baxter etc etc etc.

    Tommy Cooper!

  133. @anon

    “was Jack sexually exploiting Usman?”

    Unlikely. Jack wasn’t an open-mouthed NPC soyboy, he was a pretty alpha guy, square jawed, built like a brick outhouse and with a very fit (i.e. attractive) girlfriend.

    Remember, he’d joined the winning side in the war against the British working classes which started some fifty years back.

    The jihadi explanation makes perfect sense. Jack should have picked up that jihadis aren’t your common or garden thug or murderer, even if that’s how they started out before radicalisation. Most prison badboys will play nice in front of the reformers who might get them out of jail. To a jihadi he’s just another infidel.

    One of that saintly, murderous brood,
    To carnage and the Koran given,
    Who think thro’ unbelievers’ blood
    Lies their directest path to heaven,–
    One who will pause and kneel unshod
    In the warm blood his hand hath poured,
    To mutter o’er some text of God
    Engraven on his reeking sword;
    Nay, who can coolly note the line,
    The letter of those words divine,
    To which his blade with searching art
    Had sunk into its victim’s heart!

    If Thomas Moore knew that in 1817, what’s Cambridge Uni’s excuse?

  134. Cortes says:
    @Ozymandias

    The next few issues of Private Eye ought to be worth reading.

  135. @Jim Christian

    Also my reaction. In law schools the prisoner assistance clinics are staffed disproportionately by women law students. And the phenomenon of 130 IQ female lawyers performing fellation on 80 IQ inmates is well known.

  136. J.Ross says:
    @craig

    Two comparisons leap out: the older single female volunteers in Europe who attach themselves to “refugees” — and the practice of sending beautiful women to be ogled by soldiers on deployment.

  137. @Thomas

    Re: your last sentence

    Why? It’s not like he’ll do anything but monitor the situation in a tweet.

  138. @Bill P

    It stands to reason that the weaker sex would have some natural compulsion to placate violent males, and having sex with them does the trick in a pinch. This behavior is ubiquitous among social mammals, which means it is hundreds of millions of years in the making.

  139. @Cortes

    From your link:

    “Ruth’s teaching focuses on aspects of desistance theory…”

    “desistance theory?” What the hell is that?

    Here’s what it is….

    https://www.iriss.org.uk/resources/insights/how-why-people-stop-offending-discovering-desistance

    They’ve relabeled a bunch of familiar old stuff, repackaged it and are selling it as new. Turn a lot of verbs into nouns and act as though they’re skilled practitioners because they can talk about processes and events as things to be arranged like furniture in a room.

    This quote doesn’t inspire much confidence. They can agree neither on a definition nor on how to measure success:

    “Desistance from crime, the long-term abstinence from criminal behaviour among those for whom offending had become a pattern of behaviour, is something of an enigma. Producing or encouraging desistance is the implicit focus of much criminal justice policy, practice and research; it is one of the key outcomes that justice interventions are designed to achieve and much research treats reducing or ending offending as a key measure of effectiveness. Yet, the dynamics of desistance have only recently become the subject of intensive study. There is little agreement on the definition and measurement of desistance from crime. Some see desistance as a permanent cessation of offending over several years, whilst others take an arguably more fluid definition of desistance, accepting that episodes of re-offending may occur. For these reasons, in the research literature there has been as much debate about how to measure desistance as there has been about how to use the insights derived from studying it.”

    • Replies: @Cortes
  140. @The Germ Theory of Disease

    Without the glasses you’d think “tattooed semi-literate high school ‘graduate’ and father of illegitimate kids” but with the glasses? Genius

  141. @RJJCDA

    It should be obvious that not EVERY criminal can be rehabilitated. Some are just born with a zero-sum outlook on life. Others are just anti-social and evil from their first conscious thought.

    Yep, some are just young, stupid, ill-disciplined hot-heads, and get less hot-headed and less stupid as they grow up. Some are just evil.

    But the main point: Rehabilization is non-critical, not the core goal of criminal justice. Civilization does not require *any* rehabilitation. For a*holes who don’t want to obey the societies rules–execution or exile are more than sufficient.

  142. Sya says:
    @Jack D

    “Khan” is an Indian surname this is pure propaganda for “whites” to enjoy and forget to move to the next brainwash…..when poor browns suffer the mass incarceration, torture or chair PRE panic attack

    Politicians/the media like to inform the people and call center agents need a friend

  143. Anonymous[405] • Disclaimer says:
    @Reg Cæsar

    Sadly, the House of the Future was destroyed years ago. It was made of Royalite ABS, like those replica 812 Cords with Corvair engines in front, and was very tough to bust up. I’m surprised no one else ever built a replica of the house.

    Years ago on a vacation we saw “Xanadu”, another “house of the future.” A couple were built and the building materials outgassed and caused health issues if I recall.

    • Replies: @Jack D
  144. Years ago on a vacation we saw “Xanadu”, another “house of the future.” A couple were built and the building materials outgassed and caused health issues if I recall.

    Was that Monsanto’s, too?

    • Replies: @Reg Cæsar
  145. @Reg Cæsar

    Years ago on a vacation we saw “Xanadu”, another “house of the future.” A couple were built and the building materials outgassed and caused health issues if I recall.

    Was that Monsanto’s, too?

    I once knew a career Monsanto scientist. He and his professor wife and their five children were all damned smart– two daughters are also professors in the sciences.

    Last I heard, they had three grandchildren, one adopted. Talk about collapse.

  146. kihowi says:
    @Polynikes

    It seems to make sense that weak people are attracted to strength. They have to get it from somewhere.

  147. @The Germ Theory of Disease

    The Police were not an “annoying British act,”

    I will give them credit for the proper use of tuition in a song. Our degradation of the term is what’s annoying.

    https://www.metrolyrics.com/wrapped-around-your-finger-lyrics-the-police.html

  148. @Steve Sailer

    Go to Youtube and search for Tracey Ullman. Then be prepared to laugh out loud for several hours. I never understood why she didn’t catch on in the USA.

  149. @Johnny789

    As long as it means more Margot Robbie I’m all for it. She really should be making three movies a year though, before she loses it.

    1) Once Upon a Time in Hollywood
    2) Some soon to be released movie about Fox News and Roger Ailes
    3) Some soon to be released movie where she plays a bad-assed harlequin or something.

    I have seen the trailers for the latter two and they look bad, which is probably why I can’t remember their names.

    MR’s beauty is a fragile one, so she should cash in now.

    • Replies: @The Wild Geese Howard
  150. @Jack D

    We must be fair. The laptops were in fact configured to have no internet access, they were purely a glorified word processor.

    • Replies: @Jack D
  151. Jack D says:
    @Anonymous

    Maybe they were anticipating a sea level increase by putting the thing all the way up in the air. It sure wasn’t handicapped accessible and curved interior walls are not very good for hanging pictures or cabinets or anything else.

    They did correctly predict that someday in America people would have really big ass TV screens thought they didn’t imagine that they would be flat and thin:

    In real life a CRT that big would weigh tons because of the thickness of glass needed to withstand that much vacuum.

    • Replies: @Joe Stalin
  152. Sya says:
    @Polynikes

    Some Invaders, hate the entirety of the Middle East so much they don’t even care…..

  153. Sya says:
    @Barnard

    I think that’s exactly what “happened”…..

  154. Cortes says:
    @ThreeCranes

    Years ago when I was studying law and had to take classes in Criminal Law it was well recognised that petty crime was carried out by two types:

    The immature guys who settle down between 20-25; and

    The headcases who rack up a lifetime of annoying offences.

    Serious crime? A different ballgame entirely. I hope the families of the deceased make hay in the legal actions ahead. And that the reputations of the academics involved are trashed.

    “Who could possibly have foreseen?” is unlikely to be a winning argument.

  155. @Whiskey

    The Night Stalker, Richard Ramirez is married to some beauty who is a lawyer and MENSA member.

    Ramirez is dead now and his former wife is no “beauty”. She’s a butterface and nowhere near a ten.

    That’s why White men and women are natural, and eternal enemies. They have to be — what White men and women want is naturally repulsive to each sex and causes misery.

    Sometimes I wonder how you pull yourself away from the interracial cuckold porn porn long enough to post this shit.

    Fag.

    • Agree: Alden
    • LOL: William Badwhite
  156. @flyingtiger

    Is Miles Mathis an American? Those guys love to stick random conspiracy theories on everything.

    Why would this attack be a hoax? Who would benefit from that?

    • Replies: @Mr. Anon
  157. @Jack D

    “All organizations that are not actually right-wing will over time become left-wing.” John O’Sullivan

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_O%27Sullivan_(columnist)#O’Sullivan’s_first_law

    • Replies: @Harry Baldwin
  158. danand says:
    @Thomas

    “A friend of mine who lives in Berkeley, CA was very relieved when his wife transferred from a work location in San Francisco’s Civic Center (where she was commuting on BART) to one in downtown Oakland, saying that the circumstances in the city have gotten so much worse over the last few years.”

    Thomas, you know it’s pretty bad when Oakland becomes the “safer” location. Probably a good move for your friends wife. San Francisco just elected a new city District Attorney, Chesa Boudin, a man (possibly an “it” or “they”) who ran on what basically amounted to a “let ‘em all out they are good boys” platform.

    https://townhall.com/tipsheet/bronsonstocking/2019/11/10/radical-son-of-cop-killing-terrorists-wins-san-francisco-da-race-n2556228

    My family and I just happened to be up in San Fran yesterday. Unusually there few visibly “homeless”, but it has been raining over the last few days. The new mid-engined Corvette was at the Moscone Center. Looked even more impressive in the “flesh” than in pics. GT500 there too, didn’t draw much attention. I was kind of favorably taken with it too, guess maybe I’m too easy.

    Post show we stopped in at Max’s Opera Cafe. As is our little tradition, my daughter tipped the piano man to play his rendition of Moon River.

  159. @Reg Cæsar

    You forgot that the 80s, we had the new wave of British Heavy Metal. They were Def Leppard, Iron Maiden, Motorhead, Girlschool, Judas Priest and others.

  160. @donvonburg

    Mr. Eastman changed his name from Epstein IIRC.

  161. Rapparee says:
    @Bill P

    When I was a child, I watched two pits chained to a cemented-in steel post in a parking lot (their owner was, of course, nowhere to be seen) strain at their restraints so hard that they snapped the metal chain links, all to get at some woman’s fluffy, yappy little lapdog they saw strolling by. My father rushed to help pull one of them off, and for his trouble tore open his palms on the remnants of the chain, whilst another bystander pulled away the second, and they held both dogs under restraint until the pits’ dumba** owner (too broke or too cheap, I assume, to shell out for chain of stronger grade and thickness) finally showed up.

    Thankfully, I couldn’t see the woman’s dog very well amid the commotion, but my father years later told me there wasn’t much left of it. Thank heaven it wasn’t a child instead.

  162. anonymous[206] • Disclaimer says:

    Once sharia law has replaced British law in the UK, there will be a lot of bleeding-heart advocates out of work. Muslim law is so much easier than silly British law anyway; engage in shoplifting you lose your hand, blaspheme the profit and you get stoned to death or you murder and you get slowly tortured to death.

  163. Rapparee says:
    @RJJCDA

    In The Divine Comedy, Dante explained certain criminals about as well as anybody ever will- they’re the bodies of men indwelt and animated by demons from hell, whose souls already willing gave themselves over and hurled themselves down to the pit.

    …”How in the world aloft
    It fareth with my body,” answer’d he,
    “I am right ignorant. Such privilege
    Hath Ptolomea, that ofttimes the soul
    Drops hither, ere by Atropos divorc’d.
    And that thou mayst wipe out more willingly
    The glazed tear-drops that o’erlay mine eyes,
    Know that the soul, that moment she betrays,
    As I did, yields her body to a fiend
    Who after moves and governs it at will,
    Till all its time be rounded; headlong she
    Falls to this cistern. And perchance above
    Doth yet appear the body of a ghost,
    Who here behind me winters.

    Some people refer to it as “perfect possession“; it makes as much sense anything else I’ve ever heard to account for creatures like Ted Bundy or the Tool Box Killers.

  164. Jack D says:
    @YetAnotherAnon

    So it was good for writing manifestos?

    Did they plug up all the USB ports so you couldn’t plug in a wireless USB card or tether a phone? I’ll bet they didn’t or how would you print out your resume or whatever it was they were supposed to be writing.

    Jihadis in general are very dumb but very motivated so they usually are pretty clever about weaponizing ordinary household objects.

    Even if this laptop was impossible to connect to the internet, how hard would it have been for Usman to gain access to the internet elsewhere?

    And how was this $100 laptop supposed to reform Usman? Usman’s problem wasn’t lack of computer hardware. Here was a man filled with a murderous religious hatred and the cure was supposed to be buying him a low end crippled laptop?

    • LOL: Johann Ricke
  165. @Cortes

    Interesting how people’s lives coalesce into regular patterns.

  166. Anonymous[344] • Disclaimer says:

    The current upper class educated UK accent is why I can’t watch British documentaries anymore.

  167. Forbes says:
    @Anonymous

    none – get well-paid, tenure-track positions to tell us why these criminals deserve to rot in prison for the rest of their lives.

    Bingo!

    Universities have devolved into an extension of high school indoctrination. Only official, approved messages allowed. All the ‘free-wheeling discussion of ideas from many perspectives’–and diversities!–is just pablum, happy talk nonsense.

  168. Forbes says:
    @Altai

    Sometimes they really mix it up in a way that makes no obvious sense. Several years ago there a Cinemax show “Strike Back.” The lead was an American actor (from Montana) who played a Brit, and the second lead was from Australia, who played an American. Go figure.

  169. Anonymous[427] • Disclaimer says:
    @anonymous

    She was good to and for Paul in a lot of ways, but for what it’s worth she’s the one that got him into radical vegetarianism, which has made his Good Kirk tendencies even worse. She was even farther out there than Big LMM.

    McCartney is a fine pop songwriter and writer of some of the most melodic and effective bass lines in pop music, but without the Bad Kirk of John Lennon to offset his low-T tendencies the results can be cloying and maudlin.

    • Replies: @Jim Don Bob
  170. @Jack D

    Strange because they had consumer projection televisions in 1949!

    https://www.antiqueradio.org/Emerson609ProjectionTelevision.htm

    • Replies: @Jack D
  171. Mr. Anon says:
    @inselaffen

    Why would this attack be a hoax? Who would benefit from that?

    The only people who benefit are dissidents on the right who post at sites like this one (in terms of having their narrative strengthened, that is, not actually benefitting). There is a term to describe people like this Mathis fellow – conspiratard. Believing that everything is a false-flag, everything a conspiracy is a world-view with exactly zero explanatory power.

  172. @Jim Don Bob

    Add a corollary:

    “And many organizations that are actually right-wing will also over time become left-wing.”

  173. Corvinus says:
    @AnotherDad

    The fact of the matter is that women have had insightful and useful ideas into justice, law, defense, security, politics, and the social order because of their nurturing and emotion. In other words, it is a different type of reasoning. What is ultimately essential for nation/race/civilization to have from men and women is family formation and material production–the imposition of order will result from their joint efforts.

    You are really behind the times. But that’s OK, we don’t expect anything less from you.

    • Troll: YetAnotherAnon
  174. Anonymous[427] • Disclaimer says:
    @The Germ Theory of Disease

    The Police were not an “annoying British act,”

    That would be by definition a matter of opinion. But at times I certainly found them annoying.

    Andy Summers (1942-), however, was certainly one of the finest British guitarists of his musical cohort, though like Debbie Harry (1945-)he was of an earlier birth cohort-he became famous fifteen-plus years after people born later than he did did.( He’s older than any Rolling Stone except Charlie Watts, who’s a year older-Mick and Keith are younger than Summers.) The Police and Blondie were basically two musical generations later than the Rolling Stones, Beatles, DC5, the Kinks or The Who.

    By contrast, the late James Honeyman-Scott (Mk. I Pretenders) (1956-1982) was fourteen years younger. Dead at 25, he probably would have been more influential than Summers if he’d lived.

    Although the oldest official member of the Rolling Stones is Bill Wyman (1936-) he is long retired.

  175. @James N. Kennett

    That’s debatable.

    I just tried to read the latest copy of my Engineering college’s quarterly magazine.

    It was unreadable thanks to all the rah-rah DIEversity crap they published. The few research articles are for worthless projects like, “Protecting the Online Privacy of Illegals.”

    The Engineering college I went to is among the top 15 in the US.

  176. @Polynikes

    I live in a liberal enclave and it’s the same thing. Hipster idiots with aggressive breed rescue dogs ( because nobody else is dumb enough to take them).

    I live in a complex with a lot of these idiots.

    It’s amazing how enraged they get when you adopt a defensive posture in response to poochie’s audible growling and visibly tensed muscles, because, no, you don’t feel like allowing their out-of-control mutt to feast on one of your calves that evening.

  177. @Jim Don Bob

    3) Some soon to be released movie where she plays a bad-assed harlequin or something.

    Margot is terrific as Harley Quinn:

  178. Limpopo says:

    The ladies apparently running the “Learning Together” programme seem unduly pleased with themselves. It is troubling how little thought they give to the concerns of the public, who count on the Judicial and Penal Systems of the land to protect them from dangerous criminals.

  179. Anonymous[394] • Disclaimer says:
    @Moses

    Refusal to clean up the streets is passive-aggressive anti-Trumpism. Liberals believe Trump is to blame for the homeless problem (as he is for all problems) and so seeing the piles of shit everywhere is perversely satisfying: it gives them reason to hate him all the harder.

  180. Anonymous[394] • Disclaimer says:
    @Mr. Anon

    That rings a bell. This was the lunatic who brought a harpoon gun onto the plane? I saw the Mayday episode, but he was depicted as an American not Brit/Jamaican.

  181. Jack D says:
    @Joe Stalin

    At that time there was no way to add the light from a projector bulb to the TV image. All the light that you had came from the CRT. They would dial up the brightness of the CRT as much as possible but still it was a limited amount of light – the bigger the projection screen, the dimmer the image would be. So in the Emerson the projection screen is a whopping 14″ diagonal. Whoopee! Pretty soon they were able to produce CRTs that were themselves larger than 14″ without all the complex and costly optics required for projection so these sets disappeared from the market.

    Later projection TV’s had a comeback as color TVs before flat screens – you could use 3 CRTs (RGB) and triple the brightness.

    • Replies: @Joe Stalin
  182. @Jack D

    One can speculate on the possibilities of advancing CRT brightness for a projection TV industry. In theory, you could mount the phosphor screen on a metal plate sideways to the electron gun, like Sony did on their line of portable TVs, up the e-beam current and get increased brightness. Of course, you would have increased X-Ray emissions, possibly dealt with via more leaded glass.

    • Replies: @Jack D
  183. @Anonymous

    McCartney is a fine pop songwriter and writer of some of the most melodic and effective bass lines in pop music, but without the Bad Kirk of John Lennon to offset his low-T tendencies the results can be cloying and maudlin.

    True, but each of them wrote one of the worst Christmas songs ever:

  184. @Cortes

    I hope the families of the deceased make hay in the legal actions ahead.

    Dave Merritt approves so strongly of his late son’s work that I doubt he’ll be suing anyone. Saskia Jones’ family might be more sensible.

    And that the reputations of the academics involved are trashed.

    Their reputation amongst their colleagues will be undiminished. They deserve to be charged with numerous criminal offences, but even that is not guaranteed.

    There is a sad precedent. In 2016, Cambridge PhD student Guilio Regeni was sent to Egypt to conduct research on the country’s independent trade unions. The country was still in a period of political tension after the revolution of 2011 and the military coup of 2013. Regeni spoke to a number of academics and trade unionists, before he was kidnapped, tortured for several days, and murdered.

    His PhD advisor was Dr Maha Abdelrahman, who should have known better than to send a student on such a dangerous mission. Egyptian herself, she is Reader in Development Studies and Middle East Politics, in the Department of Politics and International Studies. She still has her job.

  185. Jack D says:
    @Joe Stalin

    Wikipedia article about CRT Projection talks about an arrangement like this but I’ve never seen one:

    “Sinclair Microvision “flat” CRT is viewed from the same side of the phosphor struck by the electron beam. The other side of the screen can be connected directly to a heat sink, allowing the projector to run at much brighter power levels than the more common CRT arrangement.”

    Sinclair was a UK company.

    Here’s a picture of the CRT from one of those little Sony portables. There’s nothing in the picture for scale but they were only a couple of inches diagonal and only drew a couple of watts so you could run them on 4AA batteries (though I suspect they ran thru them pretty quickly). Given that they only drew a couple of watts, the picture was not very bright.

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