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From The Nation:

Open Borders Must Be Part of Any Response to the Climate Crisis

The alternative is the death of millions and a world fractured by nationalism.
By Ben Ehrenreich YESTERDAY 8:40 AM

Borders, like nations, present themselves as natural and eternal. They are neither, but movement is. Humans have been on the move for hundreds of thousands, perhaps even millions of years.

Progressives, like Ben Ehrenreich and Angela Saini, are rapidly adopting Conan the Barbarian’s definition of what is best in life.

… Manufacturing a “crisis” at the borders in order to justify their further hardening has for decades been a project of the super-rich, one achieved through years of investment in think tanks, media, and political candidates spouting “populist” rhetoric. …

That’s why the Wall Street Journal ran all those editorials demanding a Constitutional amendment reading “There shall be closed borders.”

What?

This is just the beginning—of the climate crisis, and the political unravelings that will continue to accompany it. And so, it is time to shout, and loudly, that the freedom of all the earth’s people to move across borders must be at the center of any response to the climate crisis. Unless we do, racism and fear—hidden as always in the guise of “security”—will give way to fascism and war before the tides get a chance to drown us.

Authoritarian solutions are most appealing in times of great uncertainty, which is exactly where we’re at. Eco-fascism, a green-tinged white nationalism that puts a tad more emphasis on the “soil” pole of the old blood-and-soil dyad, was once a fringe phenomenon. No more: Its esoteric strands motivated the shooter in the Christchurch mosque massacre, who described himself as an eco-fascist, but it’s also easy to hear in the president’s latest Twitter refrain: “Our country is FULL.” In a more respectable and dopier form, you can find it echoing through the New York Times op-ed page, where Tom Friedman recently called for an immigration policy that would involve “mitigating climate change” while building a “high wall” with a “smart gate” that allows only “high-energy and high-I.Q. immigrants” to pass.

… But how different from the ugliest forms of “race realism” is the realism, so-called, that guided American policy for much of the last century? “We have about 50 percent of the world’s wealth but only 6.3 percent of its population,” George Kennan wrote in a State Department memo in 1948. “Our real task in the coming period is to devise a pattern of relationships which will permit us to maintain this position of disparity.”

 
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  1. And the creepy old hag Barbara Enrenriech also…not in a milli0n years…would ever want NATIVE BORN WHITE AMERICAN YOUNG COUPLES to ever have large White Families again like they did in the past……Barabara Ehrenriech is knowingly advocating WHITE GENOCIDE!!!

    The Environmental Movement Movement…for years has weaponized environmentalism-ecology against the Native Born White American Historic Majority…..

    Native Born White Americans should never have dropped their fertility to the ZPG level back around the first Earth Day……much better if in 2019 if the Native Born White American Population was 500 thousand…..

  2. “Nationalism” is now the go to word to describe the worst people in the world. Funny thing is it only applies to certain countries and people. I would love to see the response if the US just transported all the border jumpers to the Canadian border, supplied them, paid them and helped them enter our northern neighbor. Canada is rich in resources, fresh water, open space and has food to spare.

    • Replies: @Lagertha
  3. anonymous[385] • Disclaimer says:

    “Progressives, like Ben Ehrenreich and Angela Saini, are rapidly adopting Conan the Barbarian’s definition of what is best in life.”

    So when will you?

    • Replies: @Anonymous
    , @Desiderius
  4. Open Borders Must Be Part of Any Response to the Climate Crisis

    We’ve got plenty of damn crises going on, but a “Climate Crisis” is not one of them. Therefore, you’re gonna have to come up with some other bogus justifications for turning all the world into the 3rd world.

    Oh, you have … that’s right … just the other day – it’s either because you’ve messed with our countries 100 years ago and we need to come there to get away from the legacy of you poeple, or, after the headline was switched out, it’s because you messed with our countries 100 years ago and our coming there is payback, bitches!

    • Agree: Realist
    • Replies: @Mishima Zaibatsu
  5. anon[272] • Disclaimer says:

    We are already beginning to suffer some of them. The racism and fear that dominate the terms of the “immigration debate” prevent us from seeing it, but the climate crisis is one of the major factors spurring the movements of human beings across borders. Severe drought in Central America has been pushing Hondurans, Salvadorans, and Guatemalans north through Mexico to the United States. Droughts in the Sahel, the Horn of Africa, and the Lake Chad Basin have been driving many thousands from both north and sub-Saharan Africa to risk the journeys across the Sahara and the Mediterranean to Europe. A sustained drought in Syria caused massive internal displacement, helping to spark an uprising that degraded into war, causing hundreds of thousands to flee across borders that, for all their apparent permanence, didn’t exist a little more than a century ago.

    Anticipate, cooperate, organize, mitigate, innovate and improvise. Works for some nations but not for others. Must be something in the water.

    • Replies: @Dieter Kief
  6. Lot says:

    “Humans have been on the move for hundreds of thousands, perhaps even millions of years.”

    “Humans” have not been on the move for millions of years because they have not existed for millions of years. Homo sapiens only date back 250-500k years ago.

    Before then, H. erectus were the most advanced hominid. They had very thick and heavy skulls, smaller brains, but teeth about three times larger than us. They looked like this:

    Even these guys were not “on the move” for millions of years, and they only were around for about one million years.

    • Replies: @Neil Templeton
    , @Anon
  7. Tying together the themes in Mr. Sailer’s recent posts, immigration and open borders, and college, here’s a news story…

    Bill to lower college tuitions for H-1B children advances in New Jersey

  8. My brother-in-law graduated from Syosset High School…lived on the same block as Barbara Ehrenriech………right down the road from Mr. and Mrs. Derbyshire in Huntington……….He tells me that in 2019…Syosset is home to a large very wealthy Asian Population that drives around in very expensive SUVs…..Syosset used to be a town where the population was White WW2 Vets…Middle Class…with a large Blue Collar Population….lots of farms…..

    Syosset….Ehrenriech’s residence for years….was the place where the largest gang rape of White Women in US History occured… by Jamaican Legal Immigrants…….The Infamous Syosset Diner Robbery on Jericho Turnpike Syosset ……My older cousin was gang raped in front of her husband…..Saturday Night Memorial Day Weekend 1982…..go google the news stories….The 6’5” inch Jamaican beast who raped my cousin….now walks free…..

    • Replies: @BB753
    , @Ripple Earthdevil
  9. dvorak says:

    Eco-fascism, a green-tinged white nationalism

    The feminine side of fascism. Could be a crossover hit, like Folk Rock.

    • Agree: jim jones
    • Replies: @Realist
  10. Altai says:

    So it looks like the next big push will be the erasure of any line between citizen and non-citizen, the erasure of ingroup boundaries for those without an immigrant identity.

    Immigrants uber alles.

  11. @PiltdownMan

    This tuition perk is a logical result of the USA no longer having any immune system & being governed by vampire squid.

    The overall thrust of the Eherenreich thesis is to reward the most reckless peoples by giving them unfettered access to countries with the most social capital & most sustainable habits. Basically it is how a rage-filled hijacker or saboteur would govern.

  12. Wilkey says:

    Humans have been on the move for hundreds of thousands, perhaps even millions of years.

    Many or most of those “movements” resulted in massive die-offs (via war, slaughter and genocide) of the people who were already there. Or at least of the male parts of those populations. So what Ehrenreich is saying is that we are obliged to let that happen to us.

    I am not shocked that people are printing such propaganda. It’s incredibly disturbing, though, that so many people believe it.

  13. Crisis at the border = manufactured but real

    Climate crisis = unreal but manufactured

    When’s the insanity going to end. This is another piece full of nothing but fake news and fantasy………..the part about this being the super rich manufacturing the crisis is like the exact opposite of reality.

    • Replies: @Digital Samizdat
  14. Bucky says:

    And yet, climate change is a real phenomena and it will lead to real displacement. Fine, we don’t have to take them, but surely something has to be done. Can you really blame them for having to leave?

    Seeing the proud ignorance of the typical pot-bellied monster truck driving man, their only response is force. Or ignorance.

    If you don’t want a flood of migrants, you might just want to not burn so much carbon. You also might want to take pro-life policy out of our foreign policy, eg fund abortions overseas. There is a connection between the Catholic church’s dominance in Latin America, and the flood of migrants to the southern border. If abortion were legal in South America, there would be no migrant crisis.

  15. istevefan says:

    Manufacturing a “crisis” at the borders in order to justify their further hardening has for decades been a project of the super-rich, one achieved through years of investment in think tanks, media, and political candidates spouting “populist” rhetoric. …

    No. The super-rich have been eroding our borders by greasing the hands of politicians through lobby groups like the Chamber of Commerce to allow them to have a steady flow of cheap labor and consumers. And I might add the super-rich have been aided and abetted by the mainstream media.

    The desire for a hardening of borders is strictly a bottom-up, grass roots movement. And that is probably why we don’t have hardened borders. The super-rich, with their media echo chamber, get what they want, while we get the shaft.

  16. @Lot

    Good bar policy: Cut H.E. man off after two drinks. Maybe one.

    • Replies: @Digital Samizdat
    , @donut
  17. donut says:

    What was it like when our ancestors built their frail ships and crossed “the storm tossed ocean” with only wind and faith to propel them to a sliver of the promised land . They took the whole continent and made it a free nation . Shame on us !

    • Replies: @dearieme
  18. Since I read back a coupla’ posts to where this “Climate Change causes immigration” theme was mentioned, I wanted to add:

    This one really works out well for these ctrl-left open-borders types. It happens that almost all of our unwanted immigrants come from places that are warm, with the big exception of China*. It just so happens that lots of the shitholes are in that tragic dirt down within 25 degrees latitude. According to widely-tested (!!) mathematical models, these are precisely the areas that will get too hot for … well, something.

    We need to save these people from getting fried to a crackly crunch. What’s the reason for saving the Chinese people again? I forgot.

    .

    * The Hong-Kong people could have gotten away with this, but nobody was woke back when they were trickling in.

  19. An Aussie says:

    I know I read a rebuttal to the analogy, but man, we need to immigrate to these pro-immigration no-border loving authors’ lounge rooms, plunder their alcoholic beverage of choice cabinets / fridges and hit on their families with impunity so the climate change don’t get us or something.

    While we’re at it, time to remove all team-based sports. That’s a gateway drug “barracking for my team, which is better than your team” clearly leading to nationalistic tendencies.

    Oh yeah, no more Olympics either.

    • Replies: @68W58
  20. @istevefan

    Even by the usual anti-reality bubble standards of the Narrative crew, the idea that the “super-rich” are opposed to endless immigration is absolutely surreal. Are we supposed to believe it’s the middle class and working poor who are screaming “MOAR CHEAP LABOR!”?

  21. Anonymous[421] • Disclaimer says:

    Ehrenreich starts by attitudinizing against borders [DNC/Koch brothers heard politely clapping in background] before sophomorically flailing at whatever vague Enemy-of-the-Revolution bugbears are off the top of his head, from SWPL environmentalism [applause slows] to psychometrics, to George F. Kennan somehow [silence, coughing].

    This was in The Nation but couldn’t it just be The Guardian or Slate or the Washington Post op-ed section on any random subject, not immigration? Metro-left writers of polemic aren’t expected to take the concept of arguing a point seriously any more, they seem to just want to write mash notes and hissy putdowns for their most cherished heroes & villains respectively.

    • Agree: Captain Tripps
  22. Whiskey says: • Website

    Ehrenreich is Barbara Ehrenreichs son.

    Killing off deplorable s is part of the plan for dynasties.

  23. istevefan says:

    The alternative is the death of millions and a world fractured by nationalism.

    There are roughly 7.5 billion people on earth. If you add up all that live in Canada, USA, Oceania, Europe, Japan and South Korea, and throw in all the ones who have good lives in places like Brazil, Mexico and other nations where well-off people do live, you could credibly come up with about 1.5 billion. This would leave about 6 billion who would flock to our areas if given the opportunity.

    The US has taken in 60 million in half a century which is a record for any nation at any time. Let’s say we take another 60 million, which is 1 percent of the 6 billion guestimate derived above, and Europe agrees to do the same. And we both will do it over 20 years. That means we will take in 2 percent of that 6 billion over the next 20 years.

    Now forgetting for the moment how that high a rate of immigration would probably lead to open revolt, what would be the end result for the developing world? First, in 20 years time that 6 billion will have replaced the lost 120 million, and will be even larger than 6 billion. Second, you would strip mine the developing world of their human talent and leave them worse off than they are now.

    We know the USA and Europe are not taking 60 million apiece over 20 years. And we can see even if we did, it would not materially affect the number of people in those developing regions. All it would do is drain them of their talent, and harm the poor that live here and in Europe, and overwhelm our infrastructure.

    And of course if climate change is your concern, those 120 million and their descendants would in short order start to pump out CO2 at first world levels.

    Climate change did not create this problem. NGOs giving out medicines and food did. The developing world cannot control their birth rates and expect us to act as an outlet. If you want to address the problem, you have to address the cause and not try to make the rest of us suffer the consequences.

    Finally, remember this when some SJW brings up the notion that we have 12 years to fix climate change before the earth is irreparably harmed. If they are not willing to put the kibosh on immigration to save the world, it means they are not serious about that crap they push. Increasing the first world output of CO2 flies in the face of everything they preach about. And mass immigration to the first world does just that.

  24. 216 says:
    @PiltdownMan

    That’s a literal humiliation. New Jersey will be treating foreigners better than residents of the other 49 states.

    Nothing else but liberal supremacy.

    • Replies: @The Wild Geese Howard
  25. @PiltdownMan

    There are a lot of H1-B Asians in New Jersey, so whatever the moral window dressing on this is, underneath it is just another ethnic wealth-grab.

  26. Open Borders Must Be Part of Any Response to the Climate Crisis

    The alternative is the death of millions and a world fractured by nationalism.

    I.e., the death of EVERYONE is preferable to the death of millions.

    Advocacy of open borders is advocacy of genocide. And not just genocide of whites. Open borders means the end of the human race. A morality of aggression is a morality of annihilation.

    • Replies: @syonredux
  27. Mr. Blank says:

    If you take climate change seriously, open borders are an absolutely awful idea. There is no plausible scenario where that will lead to lower global emissions…except for, as Steve notes, the Conan the Barbarian scenario where we have mass genocide left and right so that the surviving bands of primitive warrior tribes will produce a fraction of the emissions produced by, you know — civilization.

    I can’t believe that’s what The Nation is seriously advocating here.

    Politics in the West now officially exist in a fact-free realm with no actual correspondence with reality. It’s all just a struggle to determine who gets to push around whom; an issue like “climate change” may exist in the real world, but that real world issue is only vaguely related to what The Nation is talking about here. “Climate change” is merely a placeholder on a game board, like the car or top hat pieces in Monopoly. It doesn’t actually mean anything; it’s just a symbol you use to achieve total victory; only then will the victors get around to seriously looking at the real-world issue of “climate change.” (Spoiler alert: Whatever solution they arrive at will involve a vast increase in the use of nuclear power.)

    That’s the only way to understand this piece of insanity.

  28. 216 says:
    @istevefan

    There is a closed border system the super-rich do like. University admissions.

    J. Bezos is a graduate of Princeton, which has the second lowest enrollment after Dartmouth. Princeton has an endowment of ~25 billion USD, and Bezos has a net worth of 130 billion USD, with something like 4 billion in Google stock.

    Bezos could double the size of Princeton without breaking a sweat, or found a second Princeton on the West Coast.

    • Agree: HammerJack
    • Replies: @Reg Cæsar
  29. @istevefan

    In other words, Ehrenreich isn’t confused. He’s lying.

    His mother is Barbara Ehrenreich. There is absolutely no way he believes this.

    • Replies: @ben tillman
  30. Daniel H says:

    >>Manufacturing a “crisis” at the borders in order to justify their further hardening has for decades been a project of the super-rich, one achieved through years of investment in think tanks, media, and political candidates spouting “populist” rhetoric. …

    National borders, a project sponsored by the super rich? Gee, I’m glad to know that the Koch Brothers, Bill Gates, Zuckerberg, Tim Cook, Sergey Brin………..Michael Bloomberg et.al. are all on our side. I’ll sleep better tonight.

  31. @Reg Cæsar

    You are also right. Would it really hurt to let us use the “agree” button a bit more often?

    • Agree: TWS
    • Replies: @TWS
  32. the Climate Crisis

    For a “Crisis” (def: a critical, decisive turning point), this climate thing sure has been dragging on a while, for my entire adult life in fact, with no discernible change in the patient. And even if there were discernible change, hasn’t the climate been changing as long as the earth has existed?

    So is it possible that it is not really a Crisis after all?

    On the other hand, unprecedented border invasion is … just something “natural and eternal”, no crisis there.

    Methinks they have their Naturals and Eternals switched around with their Crises.

    • Replies: @BenKenobi
  33. pirelli says:
    @istevefan

    Yes, note how he doesn’t even bother to come up with an explanation of why closing national borders would be in the interests of the super-rich. Progressives have certainly come a long way since 2015 when Bernie Sanders called open borders a “Koch brothers idea.”

  34. syonredux says:
    @ben tillman

    Open Borders Must Be Part of Any Response to the Climate Crisis

    The alternative is the death of millions and a world fractured by nationalism.

    I.e., the death of EVERYONE is preferable to the death of millions.

    Get WOKE, bigot. POC have the right to immigrate to countries that contain people who think that they are white. Children of Men knew the score. Humanity was facing extinction from total reproductive failure, but the real threat was the UK closing itself to immigration:

  35. Anon7 says:

    Whatever our president has negotiated with Mexico, it won’t be nearly enough. Better than we’d get if Hilary was POTUS, no doubt.

    Nobody who sneaks into our country, or overstays their visa for years, or accepts free services including education, is worthy of being a citizen.

    Deny them jobs, deny them services, find them and deport them.

    Otherwise, we’ll have a two-thirds of a billion freeloaders by 2100.

  36. @istevefan

    … Manufacturing a “crisis” at the borders in order to justify their further hardening has for decades been a project of the super-rich, one achieved through years of investment in think tanks, media, and political candidates spouting “populist” rhetoric. …

    This is spectacularly dishonest.

    This is akin to claiming the “shop local” movement is a project of multinational retail giants like Wal Mart.

  37. donut says:

    Hey man , does that star spangled banner yet wave ?

  38. TWS says:
    @ben tillman

    Unz values lots of illegals, not so many lol or agrees.

  39. @PiltdownMan

    That’s amazing. The masks are off now. Is there any American left now who can’t see this blatant aim to replace us as a people?

  40. BenKenobi says:
    @Almost Missouri

    C’mon, AM, try to keep up.

    People have been moving for millions of years, not climate.

  41. So says a Jew. And we’ll start by integrating Israel with the indigenous people the Jews wage genocide against-the Palestinians.

  42. Eagle Eye says:

    Manufacturing a “crisis” at the borders in order to justify their further hardening has for decades been a project of the super-rich, one achieved through years of investment in think tanks, media, and political candidates spouting “populist” rhetoric. …

    The misdirection is getting a tad obvious.

    In reality, of course, the “super-rich” and regular rich have for years pulled out all the stops to import illegals en masse as tenants for their properties, as servants for their households, as serfs for their factories, as “clients” for their less gifted daughters employed as social workers, and simply as lumpenproletariat to stick it to the despised traditional “working class.”

    What’s the fun in being educated if you can’t look down on some people, particularly those to whom you owe the sense of fairness, peace, and decency that attract admiration and envy worldwide.

    • Agree: Achmed E. Newman
  43. Anon7 says:

    Every politician’s favorite! A terrified populace! But I’m bored with climate change, and am no longer terrified by it.

    My favorite “climate crisis” science fiction novel is Fallen Angels (1991) by Jerry Pournelle, Larry Niven, and Michael F. Flynn. In the novel, radical environmental groups take over the government and impose draconian environmental laws meant to stave off catastrophic global warming (think AOC’s Green New Deal on steroids).

    Ironically, these measures tip the climate over into an ice age, forcing everyone to move south to avoid walls of ice.

    The Edge was a faerieland sculpted by winds and summer meltings and the inexorable, constant pressure of the Great Ice behind it. For miles it ran along parallel to the highway, as abrupt and high as the Great Wall of China, glowing faintly with trapped moonlight. Then it would recede once more into the night. Sherrine saw great ice slides, where the vertical wall had buckled and collapsed to strew giant white boulders onto the desiccating prairie lands ahead. Landbergs, they were called. Those that were big enough would survive the summer and grow back into the glacier come winter, as if the Ice were a living organism casting its seeds abroad…

    “I never thought it would be like this,” said Steve. “I expected-—I don’t know. A solid wall. A slab of ice a mile thick sliding south. The boulder fields I can understand; but why does it slope upwards like a ramp in places?”

    “The Edge is only two, three hundred feet high,” Mike told him. “But it gets thicker toward the northeast. It’s easily a mile thick over Ontario. Ice melts under pressure. There’s actually a thin film of pressurized water underneath the ice. Acts like a lubricant. The bottom layers of the ice are less rigid than the upper layers; so they crack and slide along sheer planes. The top layers usually raft on the bottom layers; but if there’s rotten snow in between, the weight of the top layers can extrude the bottom layers like toothpaste.”

    Now THAT’S an environmental catastrophe. Run for your lives – south!

  44. newrouter says:
    @Bucky

    >you might just want to not burn so much carbon. <

    you go first clown.

    • Replies: @Bucky
  45. Wilkey says:
    @istevefan

    Manufacturing a “crisis” at the borders in order to justify their further hardening has for decades been a project of the super-rich, one achieved through years of investment in think tanks, media, and political candidates spouting “populist” rhetoric. …

    It would be a very simple, straightforward question to ask Ehrenreich to come up with his liost of names of all those “super-rich” who have backed hardening of the borders. I would suspect he doesn’t even have one. It’s just a bullshit argument that all the good little leftists want to believe because if they realized that the opposite is true their heads would explode from the contradiction.

    Perhaps someone who wants to bother signing up to comment at The Nation can ask him.

  46. Open borders has been established as good for Jews as long as the policy destroys nations of evil whites who are genetically less gullible then their usual victims.

  47. jim jones says:
    @Bucky

    The World`s carbon emissions, courtesy of Zerohedge:

    • Replies: @Bucky
    , @Bucky
    , @Altai
  48. I think it’s high time we acknowledge that immigration justice & addressing climate change can and should be inextricably linked. As has been proven many times over, immigration is a net benefit to society. Moreover, as the USA has taken in more immigrants than any other country in the world over the past several decades, it has unjustly reaped more rewards from immigration than any other nation despite producing a disproportionate amount of greenhouse gases (GG). Hence, the only fair solution that can balance the scales of history is a global climate change/immigration treaty with the following simple but just conditions:

    From now on, a nation’s borders are to be open only and at most to persons immigrating from a nation with a higher production of greenhouse gases per capita. Any immigrants who have migrated to a country of higher per capita GG production within the past five years are to be repatriated to their homeland or a lower GG producing country of their choice.

    Voila! No longer shall primarily white-bodied nations reap the benefits of open borders; instead, those benefits shall go to historically deprived nations such as Somalia and the Congo. Facing a shortage of immigrants willing to do the jobs we won’t, the public will finally realize the desperate need to adjust our lifestyles. People will be willing to go to any lengths to once again open our borders to the world.

    Cars will be replaced with bicycles, curing the obesity epidemic. Fossil fuel power plants and worthless undeveloped land will be replaced with solar and wind generators, simultaneously eliminating asthma and reducing plane crashes caused by avian collisions. Nuclear plants will be replaced by clean woodchip biofuel plants, reducing the amount of excessively shaded property in California.

    No problem, big or small, will be unaffected.

  49. Was that article written by Ben Ehrenreich, or Myrna Minkoff?

    • Replies: @SFG
  50. Anon[320] • Disclaimer says:

    George Kennan’s name must be removed from buildings!

  51. Alfa158 says:

    It shows how far back the intellectual rot goes that even 70 years ago a State Department bigwig wrote “We have about 50 percent of the world’s wealth but only 6.3 percent of its population,” instead of “We have only 6.3 percent of the world’s population but created about 50 percent of the world’s wealth”. The wording Kennan uses removes the moral basis for his second statement, suggesting our mission is to figure out how to hang on to the loot without alienating the other people entitled to it.

  52. The “Conan” quote is actually from Ghengis Chan, and the original closes
    “…and to sleep on the white bellies of their wives and daughters.”

    But that would be TOO obvious 😛

  53. Mr. Anon says:

    “Climate Change” is such bullshit. Even if it is true,………….it is bullshit.

  54. 68W58 says:
    @istevefan

    There you go with facts over feels.

  55. @Whiskey

    Ehrenreich is Barbara Ehrenreichs son.

    Killing off deplorable s is part of the plan for dynasties.

    I don’t think she meant Nickled and Dimed to be a blueprint.

    • Replies: @Anonymous
  56. @istevefan

    This is all basically correct, but you forgot the disastrous role American evangelists have played in blocking US support for NGOs trying to provide birth control and support female literacy in Africa.

    Similarly, the negative role of Islam in overpopulation and environmental degradation in places like Egypt is probably obvious to most readers of this blog, but not something climate change activists ever seem willing to confront.

    • Replies: @Louis Renault
  57. @Alfa158

    We was po white trash debtors until WW1 and WW2. We weren’t wealthy until Europe transferred all that money for food and firepower to us.

  58. @216

    Bezos could double the size of Princeton without breaking a sweat, or found a second Princeton on the West Coast.

    Imagine a Euell Gibbons Eating Club.

    • Replies: @International Jew
  59. (((Ben Ehrenreich))), open borders for Israel too? Or just America?

    Thought so.

    You can always count on the tribe to look out for America.

    • Replies: @kaganovitch
  60. 68W58 says:
    @An Aussie

    The end of the Olympics won’t hurt my feelings; the females will soon be replaced by trannies and a good many athletes live and train in one (advanced) country, but compete for another. I used to love the competition and the spectacle, but now I consider it a hugely expensive waste.

  61. Lagertha says:

    I always thought Trump Derangement Crisis was just fun and games on the Left. However, hitching climate to open fuckkng borders is full-bore crazyness, and, do it!!!!!!. Might as well tell everyone, everyone in California with 4000++ sq. ft. homes: you must take on 10 families from Latin America…feed them, house them. educate them. Malibu, BH, have a lot of room. Hahaaahaaaaaaaa Can I just say: I hate Democrats and want them to suffer?!!!!! hahhaaaaaa

  62. @Reg Cæsar

    Eating club? That’s very inside [Princeton] baseball.

  63. All the global warming theories (and, such as it is so far, evidence) hold that the greatest effects will be at the highest latitudes. Melting permafrost, drowning polar bears, etc. The “diverse”/tragic-dirt parts of the planet will be affected least. I wish the warmists would at least try to stick to a consistent story.

  64. Lagertha says:
    @Buffalo Joe

    No, don’t cave in – destroy them – that’s where the fun is!!!!!!!!!!!

  65. BB753 says:

    “Open Borders Must be Part of Any Response to Every Manufactured or Imaginary Crisis”

    There, fixed it for you! Open Borders ueber alles!

    • Agree: ben tillman
    • Replies: @ben tillman
  66. @anon

    Anticipate, cooperate, organize, mitigate, innovate and improvise. Works for some nations but not for others. Must be something in the water.

    May I add: It’s the water itself now, too. – Freshwater-crisis because of the climate crisis… The water, the soil and the air – everything worldwide is problematic now and filled with civilizational (=our!!) guilt. It’s that simple because it’s always simple to – miss reality by intellectual means.

    It is difficult, to keep an open political debate rational and even more difficult, to keep it reasonable. And one of the reasons, that this cult of the third world worshipping, that is developing in industrialized countries since – well: Since Rousseau and later the painter Rousseau and Margaret Mead and the Hippies and now Jared Diamond – the reason that is is so attractive to worship foreign peoples, for example, is, that it is so hard to anticipate, cooperate, organize, mitigate, innovate and improvise – in other words, to keep the civilized world going. – In our fantasies, there’s a) love and peace and understanding that matter. But what is beneath them is b) guilt and longing. If we don’t understand that a) & b) are part of the civilizational process (Freud), that is (=constitutes) Western culture, we not only are at risk to worship foreign peoples, but not least ourselves.

    The result is a public debate going haywire. – Cf. The Coddling of the American Mind (Haidt / Lukianoff) – this deep and troubling coddling of the American mind is just one manifestation of the actual form of our lack of reason.

  67. BB753 says:
    @BB753

    Even as far back as 1982, the NY Times didn’t give away any description of the gunmen!

    https://www.nytimes.com/1982/05/30/nyregion/6-men-shoot-2-and-rob-75-in-a-restaurant.html

    • Replies: @Digital Samizdat
  68. @interesting

    … the part about this being the super rich manufacturing the crisis is like the exact opposite of reality.

    Well, somebody’s paying for all those pro-immigration think-tanks and global-warming symposia, and it probably isn’t the poor. 😉

  69. @Neil Templeton

    Good bar policy: Cut H.E. man off after two drinks. Maybe one.

    And make him use the back entrance, too!

  70. El Dato says:

    … Manufacturing a “crisis” at the borders in order to justify their further hardening has for decades been a project of the super-rich, one achieved through years of investment in think tanks, media, and political candidates spouting “populist” rhetoric. …

    Hollywood-tier gaslighting and frankly evil retconning of the last 30 years. I wonder who they might be talking about.

    The alternative is the death of millions and a world fractured by nationalism.

    “Many people want to return to Israel, which is unfractured by any nationalism. And they can!”

    Jokes aside: False dichotomy detected. “It’s either my plan or another Shoah”. Well, it could also be “It’s both my plan which fixes nothing AND another Shoah on top.” The future will be more like Chinese famine than the 6 million in any case, just looking at the population exponentials.

    You could have nations working together with responsibility. Chances are not high, but still.

    Eco-fascism, a green-tinged white nationalism that puts a tad more emphasis on the “soil” pole of the old blood-and-soil dyad, was once a fringe phenomenon. No more: Its esoteric strands motivated the shooter in the Christchurch mosque massacre, who described himself as an eco-fascist

    Because Muslims litter, eat unsutainable amounts of meat, use non-renewable energy and produce a lot of offspring. Then you see that little eco-girl truand being currently promoted on TV. Motivation obtained!

    Again, looking at the exponentials, if someone thinks “white nationalism” will be a big factor down the road, maybe it’s time to get away from the computer and out of the McMansion and the gated community.

    • Replies: @Redneck farmer
  71. @Whiskey

    Wherever Little Ben acquire his hatred of the Deplorables, it probably wasn’t from his mother, who was among the first to sound the alarm over the rising death rates of the white working-class:

    https://www.unz.com/tengelhardt/dead-white-and-blue/

    • Agree: Dieter Kief
    • Replies: @riches
  72. Anonymous[486] • Disclaimer says:

    Of course, in terms of ‘saving the world’ and playing the part of the world’s greatest martyr – by sacrificing other peoples’ lives and livelihoods, mind you – by ‘opening borders’ is an extremely economically inefficient way of materially benefitting the world’s myriad of paupers, if not hordes of hypothetical ‘climate refugees’, for all sorts of rather profound rational theoretical economic reasons, which I cannot go into here.

    A more rational, efficient system would be to establish an internationally transferable ‘global average income’ in which the entire global income is distributed equally amongst all 3 billion or so adults. The ultimate in socialism.

    Of course, we are long way, if ever, from implementing such a system, although, personally, I find it far more preferable to any regime of ‘open borders’, which I regard as the *real* fascism/communism.

    However, if Mr. Ehrenreich be a good man and true, he could, literally, put his money where his mouth is, and donate the full adjusted percentage of his annual income to charities, of his choice, which aid the wretched of the third world.

    Don’t hold your breath.

  73. Anonymous[486] • Disclaimer says:
    @anonymous

    Yes – but for some strange reason they advocate that white people – and only white people, mind you – must play the part of the passive sacrificial lamb at the altar – to their heartless knife wielding butcher.

    I had a hard to time appreciating the work of the controversial Austrian ‘artist’ Wolfgang Nitsch – his ‘performance art’ is basically a hetacomb of animal slaughter – until now, and I ‘get’ the point he is trying to get across.

  74. Anon[256] • Disclaimer says:

    OT

    Remember the Knitting Reckoning from a few months ago?

    http://www.unz.com/isteve/vox-the-knitting-community-is-reckoning-with-racism/

    It’s boiling up again, thanks to a batshit SJW Korean American chick. What is it with Korean American women? Sarah Jeong at the New York Times, medieval studies professor Dorothy Kim, novelist and hair worrier Jenny Han, “Stop calling me adorable” goth raccoon-eyes novelist R.O. Kwon, et al.

    The latest entrant is Helen Kim, an antiracist astrophysics grad student who is also involved in the “fiber community.”

    If you remember, in January a knitter and online knitting store impressario wrote of an upcoming trip to India and how excited she was about it because she’s had “a lifelong obsession with the literature and history of the continent. Photos of India fill me with longing like no other place.”

    https://quillette.com/2019/02/17/a-witch-hunt-on-instagram/

    Based on that she was ruthlessly attacked: “your words feed into a colonial/imperialist mindset toward India and other non-Western countries. Multiple times you compare the idea of going to India to the idea of going to another planet.”

    So Twitter and Instagram went into an uproar, and it died down. But in the silence Helen Kim heard racism, in the form of “white silence.” It turns out that if you’re white, you can’t just ignore these online squabbles. You need to participate in the struggle session and confess your sins.

    https://quillette.com/2019/06/07/instagrams-diversity-wars-revisited/

    Designers with large followings who had failed to speak up about how they were confronting racism were now urged to do so, lest they contribute to the perpetuation of “oppression.” In a post Helen Kim wrote:

    “As more and more voices in the fiber community discussed their concerns about racism and lack of representation, I patiently waited for the designers I respected to do the same.”

    How long did she wait?

    “Days went by, weeks …”

    Days, weeks.

    “… and yet I naively found myself wanting to give these makers the benefit of the doubt for withholding their views while they continued to advertise their products and snowy winters.

    When Davies did speak out, her statement was denounced as “very harmful” by Kim. “Your words are demonstrations of entitlement to racial discomfort and racial arrogance (see Robin DiAngelo’s work on white fragility),” Kim declared. “White privilege,” she added, “is a white problem.”

    Ms. Kim took a grievance studies class.

    Davies deleted her Instagram account, which had 75,000 followers, and posted a since deleted statement on her blog on 14 February.

    Bad move on Davies’s part. Bad, bad move. Never give them oxygen.

    An archived copy of Davies’s statement was retrieved and reposted by Kim, along with her own critical commentary [i.e., she fisked it]. Davies had written that “real change and real action can be best implemented by me outside a particular social media bubble. She said she would not participate in finger-pointing or shaming on Instagram, and felt “deeply saddened” about being misrepresented and misunderstood.

    • Replies: @Dieter Kief
  75. Anon[256] • Disclaimer says:

    OT

    Remember the Knitting Reckoning from a few months ago?

    http://www.unz.com/isteve/vox-the-knitting-community-is-reckoning-with-racism/

    It’s boiling up again, thanks to a batshit SJW Korean American chick. What is it with Korean American women? Sarah Jeong at the New York Times, medieval studies professor Dorothy Kim, novelist and hair worrier Jenny Han, “Stop calling me adorable” goth raccoon-eyes novelist R.O. Kwon, et al.

    The latest entrant is Helen Kim, an antiracist astrophysics grad student who is also involved in the “fiber community.”

    If you remember, in January a knitter and online knitting store impressario wrote of an upcoming trip to India and how excited she was about it because she’s had “a lifelong obsession with the literature and history of the continent. Photos of India fill me with longing like no other place.”

    https://quillette.com/2019/02/17/a-witch-hunt-on-instagram/

    Based on that she was ruthlessly attacked: “your words feed into a colonial/imperialist mindset toward India and other non-Western countries. Multiple times you compare the idea of going to India to the idea of going to another planet.”

    So Twitter and Instagram went into an uproar, and it died down. But in the silence Helen Kim heard racism, in the form of “white silence.” It turns out that if you’re white, you can’t just ignore these online squabbles. You need to participate in the struggle session and confess your sins.

    https://quillette.com/2019/06/07/instagrams-diversity-wars-revisited/

    Designers with large followings who had failed to speak up about how they were confronting racism were now urged to do so, lest they contribute to the perpetuation of “oppression.” In a post Helen Kim wrote:

    “As more and more voices in the fiber community discussed their concerns about racism and lack of representation, I patiently waited for the designers I respected to do the same.”

    How long did she wait?

    “Days went by, weeks …”

    Days, weeks.

    “… and yet I naively found myself wanting to give these makers the benefit of the doubt for withholding their views while they continued to advertise their products and snowy winters.

    When Davies did speak out, her statement was denounced as “very harmful” by Kim. “Your words are demonstrations of entitlement to racial discomfort and racial arrogance (see Robin DiAngelo’s work on white fragility),” Kim declared. “White privilege,” she added, “is a white problem.”

    Ms. Kim took a grievance studies class.

    Davies deleted her Instagram account, which had 75,000 followers, and posted a since deleted statement on her blog on 14 February.

    Bad move on Davies’s part. Bad, bad move. Never give them oxygen.

    An archived copy of Davies’s statement was retrieved and reposted by Kim, along with her own critical commentary [i.e., she fisked it]. Davies had written that “real change and real action can be best implemented by me outside a particular social media bubble. She said she would not participate in finger-pointing or shaming on Instagram, and felt “deeply saddened” about being misrepresented and misunderstood.

    • Replies: @Unladen Swallow
  76. Anonymous[486] • Disclaimer says:
    @Reg Cæsar

    I remember reading in one of Barbara Ehrenreich’s books a passage describing the ‘voluntary human sacrifice’ of Hindu Indians by sharks in the Ganges, which involved the devoted wading out far into the estuarine waters in order to be ripped apart by ravenous waiting sharks. Happened as recently as the 19th century until the Brits stamped it out.
    Can’t remember the context Ms. Ehrenreich mentioned it, but the horrific anecdote stuck in my mind.

    Seems like her son wants white people to do the same.

    • Replies: @HA
  77. “Borders, like nations, present themselves as natural and eternal. They are neither, but movement is. Humans have been on the move for hundreds of thousands, perhaps even millions of years.”

    And as soon as they settled in the very first order of business was to establish bounderies.

    Give it a rest already. Establishing bounderies is fundamental to establishing and maintaining one’s identity.

    I take these people have no fences, locks on their ——-

    Of course these people don’t have walls ——

    Doors. They don’t need no stinken Doors. It is 24/7 open policy where they live.

    Good golly Miss Mollie . . .

  78. “We have about 50 percent of the world’s wealth but only 6.3 percent of its population,” George Kennan wrote in a State Department memo in 1948. “Our real task in the coming period is to devise a pattern of relationships which will permit us to maintain this position of disparity.”

    Well, somebody must have effed up big time, because the last time I checked, the US now accounts for only 15% of world gross product–according to some measures, in second place behind China.

    So maybe it’s time for China to think about open borders? ‘President Xi, tear down that wall!’

    • Replies: @Anonymous
  79. No matter how many times I corrected this it still posted unchanged grrrrr

    Correction:

    Doors. They don’t need no stinken Doors . . . it’s 24/7 open policy where they live.

  80. @Alfa158

    It shows how far back the intellectual rot goes that even 70 years ago a State Department bigwig wrote “We have about 50 percent of the world’s wealth but only 6.3 percent of its population,” instead of “We have only 6.3 percent of the world’s population but created about 50 percent of the world’s wealth”. The wording Kennan uses removes the moral basis for his second statement, suggesting our mission is to figure out how to hang on to the loot without alienating the other people entitled to it.

    In fairness, when Kennan made that remark in the late 40s, most of the industrialized world–Europe, Russia and Japan–had just been largely obliterated by WW2, in which the US also played a role. If he had measured the relative GNPs of the industrial nations 10 years earlier, he would have come out with a completely different figure. Some (like George Orwell in 1984) have even speculated that having occasional world wars was something done deliberately by the great world powers in order to destroy surplus product and get rid of unemployment to keep capitalism going.

  81. Anon[397] • Disclaimer says:

    OT

    Half Japanese-half Ghanian kid representing Japan runs a 9.97 100 meters (+0.8 m/s wind) in an NCAA meet in Texas Friday, setting a Japanese national record.

    https://www.japantimes.co.jp/sports/2019/06/08/more-sports/track-field/japanese-sprinter-abdul-hakim-sani-brown-sets-national-record-100-meters/

    He’s known as “Sunny Brown” in Japan.

    He came in third at the meet behind two black athletes. Only one white guy in the final eight; he came in seventh.

  82. “We have about 50 percent of the world’s wealth but only 6.3 percent of its population,” George Kennan wrote in a State Department memo in 1948. “Our real task in the coming period is to devise a pattern of relationships which will permit us to maintain this position of disparity.”

    I would like to have seen those calculations. The reality is that the rest of the world had spent a large portion of their wealth in costly major global conflicts, which we largely avoided until they were spent. I would even say that about WWII.

  83. @War for Blair Mountain

    The overuse of the ellipsis breaks up the flow of text and makes it harder to read.

    • Agree: jim jones
  84. We have about 50 percent of the world’s wealth but only 6.3 percent of its population

    That’s Communist talk

  85. Bucky says:
    @newrouter

    I do my best and my carbon footprint is below average. I definitely do not drive one of those disgusting decadent trucks.

    • Replies: @William Badwhite
  86. @Anon

    Interesting indeed, those Korean immigrant women! – Hard to tell what’s up, I agree.
    The devil shits always on the biggest heap! – and now the she-devil – wears Prada…, / which doesn’t really fit – maybe that’s all about it.

  87. Bucky says:
    @jim jones

    Per capita the United States is by far the highest. And it sets the example for the rest of the world

  88. Bucky says:
    @jim jones

    Secondly, a big chunk of China’s emissions come from making products for America. American consumption is truly outsized.

  89. Anonymous[112] • Disclaimer says:
    @Digital Samizdat

    Considering that the modern USA comprises, roughly, 5% of the global population, 15% of global gdp, a multiplier of three, is hardly impressive when we consider that vast swathes of the world’s population live in dire poverty, this depressing global gdp per capita.

  90. dearieme says:
    @donut

    They took the whole continent and made it a free nation .

    Except for the slaves, obviously. And the Injuns.

  91. Whoda thunk it? Attila the Hun, Climate Warrior.

  92. @anonymous

    Steve’s seen up close and personal what happens when Conan gets a bloody lip. He favors more resilient approaches.

    Plus his foes are already lamenting all the time anyway.

  93. APilgrim says:

    Close the borders and ignore climate shills.

  94. APilgrim says:

    Conservative radio host Michael Savage has been barred from the UK for a decade.

    Open Borders are a MYTH!

  95. Realist says:
    @dvorak

    The one redeeming quality of the hippy era was their adamant opposition to war.

  96. Realist says:
    @Bucky

    And yet, climate change is a real phenomena…

    Where’s the supporting evidence for AGW???

    • Replies: @dfordoom
  97. Travis says:

    There is no observed global warming for 20 years now and certainly no “climate Crisis”

    Global warming theory is based on troposphere warming, which is why the radiosonde data should be used by modelers. According to the NASA satellite data Mexico and Central America has experienced no global warming for 40 years. Most of the observed warming over the last 50 years is in the arctic. The Arctic has been warming at about twice the rate of the rest of the globe, and the areas closest to the equator have experienced almost no warming, no climate change, no climate crisis.

    If Mexico is really concerned about rising sea levels, why do they ban foreigners from buying land in Baja and all land within 150 miles of the coast ? If they really feared rising sea levels, they would be trying to sell this land before it vanishes.

    The Sahara is actually shrinking, with vegetation arising on land where there was nothing but sand and rocks before. The southern border of the Sahara has been retreating since the early 1980s, making farming viable again in what were some of the most arid parts of Africa. There has been a spectacular regeneration of vegetation in northern Burkina Faso, which was devastated by drought and advancing deserts 20 years ago. . . . Vegetation has also increased significantly in the past 15 years in southern Mauritania, north-western Niger, central Chad, much of Sudan and Eritrea.

    Recent Earth observation studies find a greening of the Earth and in particular in global drylands, which is commonly interpreted as a global increase in net primary production and has been attributed to increased Co2 levels, which benefits plant growth.

    he West African Sahel and Dry Savannas stretch from Mauritania in the west through southern Mali, northern Ghana, Burkina Faso, southern Niger, and northern Nigeria to Chad in the east. studies showing that, in contrast to a dominant narrative of irreversible degradation and desertification in the Sahel, the region had actually became greener since the 1980s. This was observed in several large-scale remote sensing studies, and the data indicated that this increase in vegetation was larger than would be expected from increase in rainfall, which also took place during the same period. Higher levels of atmospheric CO2 concentration are a key driver of the observed dryland greening. https://www.nature.com/articles/srep20716

  98. Altai says:
    @jim jones

    In fairness per capita wise the USA is still outpacing China and in terms of legacy emissions, greatly.

  99. @Peter Akuleyev

    You mean all those supporters of birth control won’t spend their own money on NGOs providing birth control overseas.

  100. @El Dato

    But there are real immigrants out there! Who wants to deal with them?

  101. Thea says:
    @Bucky

    Why do so many people lecturing us on climate change fly around on personal jets? It’s hard to take it seriously regarding my own choices when the biggest nags about refuse to make the smallest concessions.

    Now if you want to talk about plastics in the seas, I’m on board with helping reduce that.

    • Replies: @bucky
  102. @Ripple Earthdevil

    I have read way too many essays by Jonathan Swift and other essayists of that time period………

  103. Anonymous[324] • Disclaimer says:

    Humans have been on the move for hundreds of thousands, perhaps even millions of years.

    But very gradually. Now, it’s happening at alarming fast rate due to tech.

    Also, it seems the Nation is now pro-imperialist because nothing moved peoples faster than conquests and invasions.

    Result? Just ask the American Indians and Palestinians.

    Also, if some moved to conquer, others moved to get away or escape. White Flight was about escaping black crime and violence. So,why would people want to be swamped by blacks after escaping from them?

    • Replies: @NYMOM
  104. @216

    Stuff like this is why I’m looking at buying a second passport and renouncing.

  105. riches says:
    @Digital Samizdat

    “Wherever Little Ben acquired his hatred of the Deplorables, it probably wasn’t from his mother,”

    Maybe he only acquired her admiration for w.e.b. Dubois and BLM (from the link you provided).

    In other words, it doesn’t read as if either is comfortable in the white man’s corner.

  106. If developed countries found themselves dealing with billions of people trying to escape from increasingly uninhabitable regions of the developing world, open borders – in the naive sense of completely unlimited movement – is not what would happen. Instead, you would have tightly managed human movement, within as well as between countries. Of course, desperate people or unexpected contingencies might regularly burst the boundaries or rewrite evolving rules.

    And let me tell you what else would happen: attempts to produce temporary artificial cooling, e.g. through periodic release of aerosol particles similar to those from a volcanic eruption; and attempts to artificially and rapidly draw down atmospheric carbon dioxide levels, through some kind of bulk chemical process, e.g. reactions with mineral powders that form carbonate compounds. The main difficulty for the latter activity is the energy required to make it happen, e.g. to mine and prepare billions of tons of carbon-capturing powder. But with so much at stake, I think the effort required to produce the necessary breakthroughs would finally be made.

    One side effect of a struggle to survive, is that it would probably end the frivolous and absurd part of the culture wars, if they hadn’t already ended. The need to think about how to feed, clothe, and power nations with hundreds of millions of people, ought to focus minds. But perhaps this is what the Green New Deal can become?

  107. @Bucky

    Yeah, opposition to birth control in the 3rd World is still a factor but not the biggest one. Whether the average 20 y.o in Congo or Chad is willing to use free condoms is not obvious. Morning after pills might be an easier sell. We are most likely to see industrial scale NGO action to transfer populations from low lying or war torn places, eg. Bangladesh, Somalia/Eritrea/Sudan, & Angola. Rather than accept them in the West, they should be helped in neighboring countries. Birth control adoption will have to become a condition of receiving foreign aid in the future. The current migration is highly organized. To get from Congo to northern Mexico is very complicated. Most likely they are flying to Quito, Ecuador via Sao Paulo or Madrid. Then they are getting help from coyotes to pass through Columbia, Darien Gap/Panama, Costa Rica & points north. Likely malevolent leftist NGOs like Pueblo Sin Fronteras involved.

    • Replies: @bucky
  108. Anon[253] • Disclaimer says:

    On Topic:

    Glacier National Park Quietly Removes Its ‘Gone by 2020’ Signs

    1 day ago June 6, 2019

    Glaciers Appear to be Growing, not Melting in Recent Years

    By Roger I. Roots, J.D., Ph.D.,

    May 30, 2019. St. Mary, Montana. Officials at Glacier National Park (GNP) have begun quietly removing and altering signs and government literature which told visitors that the Park’s glaciers were all expected to disappear by either 2020 or 2030.

    The ‘gone by 2020’ claims were repeated in the New York Times, National Geographic, and other international news sources. But no mainstream news outlet has done any meaningful reporting regarding the apparent stabilization and recovery of the glaciers in GNP over the past decade. Even local Montana news sources such as The Missoulian, Billings Gazette and Bozeman Daily Chronicle have remained utterly silent regarding this story.

    https://wattsupwiththat.com/2019/06/06/glacier-national-park-quietly-removes-its-gone-by-2020-signs/

    It’s a Doomsday Cult. Al Gore said the coasts would be underwater by now, or something. Shift back Doomsday date 10 years and repeat, for a new generation of university-indoctrinated gullible leftists, the school to non-profit pipeline.

  109. @Bucky

    I definitely do not drive one of those disgusting decadent trucks.

    I do. Since you’re not pulling your weight, footprint-wise, I have to try to make up for it.

    • Replies: @bucky
    , @Yojimbo/Zatoichi
  110. anon[229] • Disclaimer says:

    More climate refugees…

  111. @BB753

    “Open Borders” is the slogan of parasites.

  112. bucky says:
    @Thea

    Why are you so hung up over small hypocrisies?

    • Replies: @Achmed E. Newman
  113. bucky says:
    @CrunchybutRealistCon

    Currently the GOP adheres to the Mexico City policy which prohibits abortion finding overseas.

    And then they act all surprised when 3rd world migrants result.

    Not waging abortion politics overseas is the easiest thing that the GOP could do to reduce migration from the 3rd world. Abort them before they come over.

    • Replies: @CrunchybutRealistCon
  114. bucky says:
    @William Badwhite

    Well, then don’t act all self righteous about migrants. You have no standing to complain.

    • Replies: @William Badwhite
  115. @William Badwhite

    “Progressives, like Ben Ehrenreich and Angela Saini, are rapidly adopting Conan the Barbarian’s definition of what is best in life.”

    Not sure, but I think that Ben Ehrenreich might be related to ultra-far left Barbara Ehrenreich.

  116. @Achmed E. Newman

    In Ireland and Scotland, the establishment tells natives they have no right to close the border because some of their ancestors migrated elsewhere in the past. President Michael Higgins of Ireland claimed “the Irish are a migrant people” due to this, while Scotland leader Nicola Sturgeon said historic emigration of Scottish people means the country now requires mass third world migration.

  117. ” “We have about 50 percent of the world’s wealth but only 6.3 percent of its population,” George Kennan wrote in a State Department memo in 1948. ”

    Well, if you want to go down the Pareto Principle route, I’ve got an even better one for you, George.

    What group constitutes 0.2% of the world’s population yet has most of that wealth locked down?

  118. @CrunchybutRealistCon

    This tuition perk is a logical result of the USA no longer having any immune system & being governed by vampire squid.

    Our society does indeed have an immune system, but it’s inverted. Instead of discriminating between self and non-self for the purpose of eliminating non-self, our societal immune system is programmed to attack self for the benefit of non-self.

  119. @CrunchybutRealistCon

    The overall thrust of the Eherenreich thesis is to reward the most reckless peoples by giving them unfettered access to countries with the most social capital & most sustainable habits.

    The most reckless peoples are the most virulent parasites. The availability of easy horizontal transmissions selects for high virulence among human parasites.

  120. @istevefan

    Finally, remember this when some SJW brings up the notion that we have 12 years to fix climate change before the earth is irreparably harmed. If they are not willing to put the kibosh on immigration to save the world, it means they are not serious about that crap they push. Increasing the first world output of CO2 flies in the face of everything they preach about. And mass immigration to the first world does just that.

    I’ve sad it a million times, and the Leftists always just ignore it. Indeed, they are not serious about AGW; they are serious about race replacement.

  121. @Anon

    The Left’s whole, “climate is going to cause the end of the world,” scam is what ever it needs to be at the time.

    In the 70s the world was going to be ended by the coming Ice Age.

    From the early 80s to the late 2000s global warming was going to bring our doom.

    In the 2010s the narrative has been redirected towards the nebulous, yet omnipresent, “climate change.”

    • Replies: @dfordoom
  122. NYMOM says:
    @Anonymous

    Yes, I think you are correct in that Western technology advances has allowed all of this rapid movement of immigrants. Years ago they would have have to come by boat or just walk and thousands would have died along the way before reaching any other places…Mexico, for instance, is allowing buses now to transport Central Americans up to the US border…

    Our invention of airplanes and engines that run cars and trains has made it much easier for people to just pack up and move in an attempt to exploit the wealth we have created…

    It won’t end well.

  123. Anonymous[419] • Disclaimer says:

    In the past, reasons for immigration was something else. Now, it’s ‘climate change’. Convict first, find reason later.

    Nation has been generally pro-Palestinian.

    Does it not know what mass-immigration did to Palestine?

    Cognitive Dissonance is truly alarming.

  124. HA says:
    @Anonymous

    “I remember reading in one of Barbara Ehrenreich’s books a passage describing the ‘voluntary human sacrifice’

    It wasn’t necessarily voluntary.

    A common Durga or Kali sacrifice was the throwing of infants into the mouth of the Hooghly river, where they either drowned or were devoured by sharks. In 1802, Governor-General Lord Wellesley abolished infant sacrifice, after the Baptist missionary William Carey presented him with a report on the abomination.

    This just falls under the general rubric of Kali worship. much other Hindu paraphernalia) that that, too, will be rehabilitated and culturally appropriated by the West, so as to join up with neo-paganism and Satanism. I’m surprised medicinal (or “Ayurvedic”) cow urine and dung, which is a burgeoning market in India, hasn’t made more headway in the West, but that’s yet another reason why we have to import another couple of million of H-1B programmers immediately. All that cow dung and cow urine left rotting in the fields…such a waste, such a tragedy.

  125. @Anon

    I can remember the days when the Internet was going to open up a marketplace of ideas and lead to greater diversity of opinion and openness. Now it’s Puritanical witch hunts going after not only people who deviate from our new religion, but those who don’t display sufficient zealotry in denouncing those that deviate. The more things change….

  126. Anon[235] • Disclaimer says:
    @Lot

    Yes, good catch. They will classify literally almost any bipedal ape as “human” and refer to it as such in the literature.

    I believe that its an attempt to stem the obvious conclusion, should these hominds be classified as other than human, which would hold that all modern humans with significant non-human hominid admixture (from Neanderthal, Heidelbergensis, Erectus, etc) are less human than humans with less or no hominid admixture.

    The only humans that qualify for the latter status are select groups of White people.

    Two of the three primary races originate from the long-ago rape / mixing between pure humans and non-human hominids. Because hominid male lineages are not present in the human gene pool, it seems to be an obvious hypotheses that pure human women were raped by hominid males to create the progenitor of each of the two other races (Africans and Asians). It also led to a subrace of Europeans.

    Due to their high hominid admixture, Jews, literally every other minority, and some “White” groups have a vested interest in making sure that it isn’t implied that their homind admixture is non-human. I don’t imagine that anyone is ready to die on the hill of defense of a non-human status for Neanderthal and archaic hominids (at the moment).

    • Replies: @ben tillman
  127. bomag says:
    @CrunchybutRealistCon

    Basically it is how a rage-filled hijacker or saboteur would govern.

    Agree.

  128. @bucky

    Sure, allowing abortion funding might slow growth somewhat but how much? 2%? Would a mother who would otherwise have 7 kids, just have 5 or 6 instead?
    Abortion provision is way pricier than condoms & pills.
    A big problemo is that a lot of equatorial peoples want lots of kids. They just don’t have the foresight or ability to plan & pay for them. This is why 60+ years of foreign aid has become so disastrous. Big chunks of the 3rd World have a cargo cult mentality; that we’ll fly in food aid to bail them out when their harvests come up short. I don’t see a way around a hard crash which ends this. Frankly there are about 20 countries which are already overpopulated relative to their potential agricultural output or even GDP/ability to trade for food. Egypt is a clear example.

    • Replies: @bucky
  129. bucky says:
    @CrunchybutRealistCon

    Fair point.

    It is theorized that it is because of abortion that American crime rates fell so much. I believe it. It would be greater than 2 percent. Likely at least a third. Also abortion means less instability as well as fewer people.

    Abortion also is a sea change in reproductive patterns. It changes the debate and what people fight over. So as a result of fighting over abortion then as a compromise contraception is encouraged. That sort of thing.

    Yes, the entire middle East has too many people.

  130. @bucky

    U-Tennessee Law Professor Glenn Reynolds aka, the Instapundit, said it best:

    I’ll believe it’s a crisis when the people who keep telling me a crisis start acting like it’s a crisis.

    As for me, since I understand mathematical modeling, even that won’t do. See Peak Stupidity on Global Climate Stupidity.

  131. @Anon

    Because hominid male lineages are not present in the human gene pool . . . .

    Prove it.

  132. @bucky

    Immivaders have nothing to do with “climate change”, other than perhaps exacerbating things. Try to keep up.

  133. donut says:
    @Anon

    The Maldives at 1-2 meters above sea level were supposed to be under water by the late 90’s according to testimony before congress by James Hansen of NASA in 1988 . Now in 2019 the Maldives are still 1-2 meters above sea level and someone just loaned them $100,000,000 to build a new airport . But we do have to hitch a ride to the ISS .

  134. donut says:
    @Neil Templeton

    Good luck with cutting Mr. H.E. off Neil .

    https://chicagodefender.com/beaten-bartender-by-chicago-police-officer-awarded-850-000/

    She got right back up on her feet too . Good for her .

    • Replies: @Neil Templeton
  135. dfordoom says: • Website
    @Realist

    And yet, climate change is a real phenomena…

    Where’s the supporting evidence for AGW???

    It must be true because people like Bucky keep saying it’s true. If you say that something is true often enough it becomes true. And all the good people (in other words liberals) say it’s true. And so does the media, and they wouldn’t lie. And liberals’ feelings tell them that it’s true.

    We don’t need no stinkin’ evidence.

  136. dfordoom says: • Website
    @The Wild Geese Howard

    In the 70s the world was going to be ended by the coming Ice Age.

    From the early 80s to the late 2000s global warming was going to bring our doom.

    Don’t forget the hole in the ozone layer which pretty much wiped out all life on the planet back in the 80s.

  137. SFG says:
    @Boomer the Dog

    Myrna was more into ‘free love’. The book was pre-Second Wave.

    I recommend Confederacy of Dunces highly. The guy is a spot-on neoreactionary incel, and Myrna is what a tumblrina would have been, though they were a lot less anti-male back then.

  138. @donut

    OK. Maybe 86 from the get-go.

  139. @Tired of Not Winning

    Ben Ehrenreich is notoriously anti-Israel as it happens. See this for example
    https://www.latimes.com/la-oe-ehrenreich15-2009mar15-story.html

    “Every single time” theology, often wrong, but seldom in doubt.

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