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NYT: "Where Are the National Democrats on Ferguson?"

In the New York Times, Josh Barro complains:

Where Are the National Democrats on Ferguson?

Just maybe Hillary Clinton is less certain than the national media that it’s smart to trust the judgment of a mob that burns down the wrong convenience store because they are confused, stupid, and criminal?

At least we can hope …

P.S., has there been an incident showing the sheer power of The Megaphone to keep yelling the same thing over and over long after you were proven obtuse?

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  1. anon says:

    I’m probably not the first to remark on this, but Barro’s father is a eminent economist who is a traditional Catholic from what I understand. Must be disappointing to have such a son.

  2. anon says:

    By the way, it’s interesting to note that the NYT comments that got chosen as “reader’s picks,” are generally defending Wilson and criticizing the narrative.

  3. ZachM says:

    @anon

    Robert Barro is Jewish.

  4. Bert says:

    National Democrats really don’t want to have this conversation because, ultimately, they don’t want to deal with blacks. They just want them to vote on election day and stay dumb and happy for the rest of the year. The days of white politicians loudly demanding justice for black rioters, criminals, and rapists are over and not coming back.

  5. Jefferson says:

    Hillary Rodham probably does not want to alienate potential White voters in 2016 by openly siding with the Black rioters. She is trying paint herself as a moderate middle of the road politician and not a far left winger like Eric Holder.

    Eric Holder is not running for POTUS in 2016, so he could care less about pissing off White America.

  6. Big Bill says:

    Holder has left Ferguson now, hasn’t he? He pressed the flesh with a few preachers and college kids. What else is there to do?

    The FBI is poring over the Ferguson PD books to find any Federal civil rights offenses, but Holder doesn’t have to sit around and wait on them to do their job. He’s just going to bury it anyway. No reason to stir up another sh!tstorm with an election coming up.

    And Holder damn sure isn’t going to risk meeting the rappers that are piling into Ferguson to do street rap or the agitators from out-of-state. No telling what they might say out loud.

    By now the local Negro population figures it got in a couple good licks at the white folks and are getting tired of the curfews and out-of-town trash, cops and FBI wandering around the hood.

    Meanwhile some fool bruthas are planning a demonstration at the White House. Holder better be back in town for that.

    Things do look like they are winding down now.

  7. No commentator yet has really pointed out that the people involved in these riots from Mike Brown on down really just aren’t that bright. I think this is the first time that I’ve even heard them called out for burning down the QT (an estimated 7 figure loss) for the wrong reason. And that’s maybe the single most important factor at play here. I don’t know if the town hall meeting with the Missouri governor received national coverage, but it played out pretty much like a deleted scene from Idiocracy. Al Sharpton came to town and angrily called for more jobs for black youth, amidst the smoking ruins of Ferguson’s business district which had just recently been annihilated by the region’s black youth. The real problem for the area’s black youth is that too large a percentage of them have felony convictions, elaborate ink work on their necks and faces, and a family history that stretches back generations without a father in the house or a job in the family. And there’s not much that the rev can do about that.

    I’ve been divided between enjoying watching the whole thing unravel and the fact that I actually know the people and places involved. You know that the media outlets bend things to suit their audiences, but it’s an amazing thing to see it play out first hand. There won’t be anything funny about the aftermath for Ferguson, though. It’ll be just one more toxic ghetto in the Loo that “used to be nice.”

  8. Enderby says:

    Remember Sister Souljah? I’m sure Hillary Clinton does.

    Barro does have a point about clueless Dem primary voters, including deluded white liberals. I watched this clip of John Oliver’s uber-hip snark attack re:Ferguson. It’s complete bizarro world propaganda (white people are BAAD AND WACIST! IF YU DENY THIS U R A HATER! point ‘n’ sputter garbage.) Watch only if you have a strong stomach.

    Apparently hipster millennials are swallowing The Official Narrative and liking it on Twitter and Facebook dude!

  9. NYT: “Where Are the National Democrats on Ferguson?” | Reaction Times says:Website

    […] Source: Steve Sailer […]

  10. Blacks will vote democrat no matter what. No use alienating valuable swing voters by siding with thugs and their supporters

  11. Barro is the sort of douchebag who appears on Maher’s Real Time panels, spouting the conventional libertine talking-points, pretending he’s fighting an insurgent battle against orthodox opinion. It’s sad to see his byline in the NY Times, but I can’t say I’m all that surprised, especially if his father is the eminent economist that anon. claims.

  12. “Combine the favorable crime trend with the declining share of the Democratic primary electorate that consists of white voters, and there should be room for a candidate who takes Mr. de Blasio’s message on racial inequities in policing national.”

    So once there are less of those evil whites around, the Democrats can finally focus on what matters, appeasing the mob.

    Is there anything that isn’t whites fault?

    But at least he realizes that the Democrats aren’t touching this because it would hurt their white turnout. The blacks will always vote Democrat, so focusing on the whites is smart.

    I am constantly impressed by the Democrat’s strategies. They have their “people of color” coalition locked up. So they go for the vote that Republicans should be going for.

  13. Anonymous says:

    The politicians are probably being cagey about it since there might not be any apparent advantage in attaching one’s name to it. There’s a lot of people whose first impressions are their permanent ones even as the story later undergoes revision. I’ve met people who still think the original Trayvon story is what really happened. That’s the way most people seem to be; they don’t follow stories through to the end but just go on to other things. That’s why interested parties try to get their version out first, loud and long, as they know first impressions often are the ones that stick.

  14. Ted says:

    It’s simple. The only votes that are in play are the white votes. Blacks couldn’t possibly vote Republican, so the Democrats just take them for granted. Obviously the two-party system isn’t working for blacks so they should rally around a third-party candidate. Only then will the Democratic party pay attention to black issues.

  15. TomB says:

    The more telling question to me at least is where are the national Republicans on Ferguson?

    Obama and Holder and Governor Nixon betraying the cops in a heartbeat in any number of different ways, not least in trying to stifle the showing of the store videotape which, when you analyze the action, amounts to nothing less than an attempt to stifle evidence tending to offer a non-racial explanation of what went on. (To wit, that it wasn’t Brown’s race that got him shot, but his manner of behavior that day.)

    I.e., the clear attempt to *keep* racial enmity as high as possible rather than possibly calm it.

    And again, that throwing of the cop to the wolves…

    Where’s the GOP pointing this out?

    (Oh, I know; keeping silent lest those who the media has elevated as being the brains of their party like David Brooks or David Frum says something disapproving about same, tsk tsk tsk.)

  16. Is Hillary’s “Sister Souljah” moment in the wings?

  17. miles says:

    If a photo of Darrel Wilson’s facial injury exists, it might be in his legal interest to get it copied, uploaded, and circulated. Regular people simply want to know if the shooting of Brown was justified by a physically imminent threat. A pic of officer Wilson’s purple-swollen-shut eye above that broken orbital bone, if it exists, would ease the public mind in the absence of any video. If not, we have a issue that ensures high turnout in November in an election with no Barack. Who benefits?

  18. Bullcrap megaphone favorites that still have strong traction:

    Bush lied, people died.

    We’re a nation of immigrants.

    The phrase “Separation of church and state” is in the constitution.

  19. How come no conservative saw fit to write a column:

    “Where are National Republicans on Ferguson?”

    Shouldn’t GOP be standing up for businessmen attacked by rioters?
    White cops slandered by black thugs?
    White people attacked by blacks?
    Black Holder and other demagogues abusing power?

    But there’s only silence.

    Suppose a black cop had shot a white thug who’d racially intimidated an immigrant businessman and then charged the officer. Suppose ‘white trash’ thugs went on a rampage.
    National Democrats would go nuts over it.

    But National Republicans are so browbeaten by charges of ‘racism’ by the globo-elites that they don’t even stand up for their natural constituencies. Instead, we have guys like Rand Paul trying to turn this into a libertarian issue when, in fact, militarization of police(as worrying as it is as a separate issue)had nothing to do with Brown’s thuggery and the cop’s response to him.
    Wilson didn’t run over Brown with a tank. He used a pistol–something cops had forever–to quell someone who was out of control.

  20. Bullcrap megaphone favorites that still have strong traction:

    Add:
    Franklin Roosevelt got us through the Depression.
    McCarthyism was a witch hunt, targeting innocent liberals.
    Among all presidents, Nixon stands out as the greatest threat to the Constitution.

  21. charlie says:

    Really, the question to be asking is there are the and G and T on this?

    If anything, this could open up a wedge between the G&T and blacks. They love black junk, but they love pretty little houses more. Riots are scary.

    While I do think an Obama-style coalition can win national elections, this shows how hard it is to keep it together.

    I’m waiting for G&T for gun rights soon.

  22. peterike2 says:

    I hear that Bobby Dylan visited Ferguson and sang his old folk protest hit, “The Ballad of Michael Brown,” which I just wrote. Originally posted at Lion but hey, I’m an attention whore.

    Michael Brown, oh Michael Brown,
    Innocent boy that the cops shot down
    Plenty of trouble in Ferguson town
    The cops they shot sweet Michael Brown

    Once was a nice place, streets were clean
    Prettiest old town that you ever seen
    People were friendly, nobody mean,
    Ferguson Mo where the streets were clean

    Then one day there arrived in town
    Couple thousand fellas name-a Michael Brown
    White folks smiles turned up-side-down
    Something goin’ wrong in this old town

    Black folk come and they brung the crime
    Rapin’ and robbin’ and doin’ time
    Nothin being done to keep ‘em in line
    Fella sold a lot o’ Thunderbird wine

    Ferguson Mo, oh Ferguson Mo
    No place left for the whites to go
    Try to get away but you run too slow
    Ferguson Mo, poor Ferguson Mo

    Michael Brown, oh Michael Brown,
    Innocent boy that the cops shot down
    Plenty of trouble in Ferguson town
    The cops they shot sweet Michael Brown

  23. anon says:

    @ZachM

    I was always under the impression he was a Catholic, but a google search could not confirm he was either Jewish or Catholic, so I don’t know where I got that impression from. Where do you get that he’s Jewish?

  24. iSteveFan says:

    I was always under the impression he was a Catholic, but a google search could not confirm he was either Jewish or Catholic, so I don’t know where I got that impression from. Where do you get that he’s Jewish?

    Here is a twitter exchange where he says he is not Jewish. But from the context I think he means this in the religious sense. If you follow these tweets, others are arguing he is Jewish. But he says he doesn’t believe in God. So my guess is he has Jewish ancestry somewhere in his family, but doesn’t practice the religion.

  25. ABN says:

    A liberal friend of mine recently enthused about the inaugural episode of “John Oliver’s uber-hip snark” show. It was, he said, about how America is “exporting our LGBT hatred.” Fortunately it was in an email so I didn’t have to worry about keeping a straight face.

    Seriously, the ability of liberals to see themselves as permanently Fighting the Power is uncanny.

  26. @ peterike2–Excellent work! Did you see the final photo of young Brown, lying in the street with his pants saggin’? Maybe another verse could be added:

    As a hero for the hood, Michael is tops
    Rapping and stealing and punching out cops
    So never forget about Michael Brown
    Dead in the street with his pants half down.

  27. @peterike2

    I think we should sing it to Neil Young’s Alabama.

  28. Anonymous says:

    @iSteveFan

    If you scroll down to “Personal Reflections on p. 132 of this paper, Robert Barro offers limited informaiton about his background. His mother’s family came from Munkacs, now Mukacevo, Ukraine. He also has ancestors surnamed Friedmann on his father’s side. Neither is definitive proof of Jewish ancestry. The Munkacs Jewish community accounted for less than 50% of the town’s population before the war, and the double-n at the end of Friedmann is not the typical Jewish spelling. However, given that Barro’s wife is surnamed McCleary, if Josh Barro has Jewish ancestry, it likely came from his father.

  29. ABN says:

    “Obviously the two-party system isn’t working for blacks so they should rally around a third-party candidate.”

    Maybe it is working for them. Blacks seem content to be a client class beholden to white liberals. Blacks get bread and circuses (and obamaphones), while the white liberals get votes and the warm glow of righteousness. They both get the satisfaction of kicking the Red Tribe while it’s down, and they can both take pride in our mulatto Henry Tudor.

    I think Nixon saw black nationalism as a possible way of splitting off blacks from white liberals, but blacks on the whole seem satisfied to be an auxiliary wing of cultural marxism.

    In fairness to blacks, they actually get stuff out of their party’s clever elites. What do Republican voters get from theirs?

  30. rod1963 says:

    The Demmies are hiding, Ferguson is radioactive to them. Do you think for a minute the Dem big boys want to be associated with a bunch of rabid, rioting blacks who are demanding the lynching of a white cop? No, because they’ll lose the moderate white vote.

    Look at the white fool who did embrace them – Gov. Nixon. He is now headed for the political landfill. Nobody else with a ounce of sense wants to the follow in this dud’s footsteps to oblivion.

  31. Anonymous says:

    @iSteveFan

    So my guess is he has Jewish ancestry somewhere in his family, but doesn’t practice the religion.

    The “religion”?

  32. Anonymous says:

    Bullcrap megaphone favorites that still have strong traction:

    Bush lied, people died.

    Bush did lie (with the Megaphone on his side) and people have died as a result.

  33. keypusher says:

    The headline for the article, which presumably the author didn’t choose, doesn’t jibe very well with what the article says. The author has a pretty simple point — if you have any interest in becoming the Democratic nominee for president in 2016, and you’re looking for an issue to connect with primary voters, you might want to consider police militarization/excessive force/violence towards minorities. None of the national Democrats are touching it, and a lot of primary voters care about it.

    That’s how, he thinks, De Blasio became mayor of New York (which, I can tell you, surprised a lot of people here.)

    Leaving aside how one feels about police, minorities, “militarization,” or violence, it doesn’t seem crazy as political advice.

  34. Enderby says:

    Gentlest of giants, sweet Michael Brown

    Sad innocent babe who the racist gunned down

    With a boxful of blunts that he got right and proper

    Shot like a dog by dat bad cracker copper

    Dat towelhedded shopkeepah snitched on him good

    So dey burnt down his store keep it real in da hood

    We be looting n burnin n beatin n sh!t

    To preserve Mike’s proud memory we never gon’ quit

    What a loss for da world what a waste for da nation

    and da colleges too… and our PROUD population!

    Peace out… KEEP IT REAL Y’ALL!!!

  35. Thomas says:

    ” If there were an incident of similar salience to a group that made up such a large share of the Republican base, you can bet a number of Republican politicians would be lining up to associate themselves with the protesters.” You mean like how Republican politicians respond to their base on immigration?

  36. Thomas says:

    Another thing to keep in mind, and another reason why Obama and Holder will make this a race versus a police militarization issue (aside from personal sentiments): the first time Obama stuck his nose into a local law enforcement matter (the Henry Louis Gates arrest, early in Obama’s presidency in the summer of 2009), it blew up in his face. More generally, I don’t think many Democrats of any sense want to join Rev’ms Jesse and Al in what might be the latest Tawana Brawley/Duke Lacrosse/Trayvon Martin imbroglio.

  37. Well the south side of Ferguson
    Is the baddest part of town
    And if you go down there
    You better just beware
    Of a man named Michael Brown

    And he’s bad, bad Michael Brown
    The baddest man in the whole damn town
    Badder than old King Kong
    And meaner than a junk yard dog…

  38. anon says:

    @iSteveFan

    I think that’s just homosexuals flirting. Robert Barro and his wife, Rachel McCleary, have a silly paper doing regressions about Catholic sainthood, which seems like a rather odd subject for a Jewish economist to write about. I don’t know.

  39. Where are National Republicans when Jewish elites kick white conservatives in the teeth with stuff like this?

    http://www.theblaze.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/05/Newsweek-Obama-Gay-President.jpg

    http://www.thegatewaypundit.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/11/newsweek-old-white-e1352419410429.jpg

    Oh yeah, too busy groveling before Sheldon Adelson and apologizing for using the term ‘occupied territories’.

    Do white cons have any memory? Don’t they remember all the smears and spits they had to endure from the elites who control stuff like NYT and Newsweek?

  40. Sebastian says:

    if you have any interest in becoming the Democratic nominee for president in 2016, and you’re looking for an issue to connect with primary voters, you might want to consider police militarization/excessive force/violence towards minorities. None of the national Democrats are touching it, and a lot of primary voters care about it.

    Other than the fact that the issue is entirely fictitious and that there is absolutely no evidence of excessive police violence towards minorities, sure, that’s a great issue. Oh, and except for the part that pandering to black peoples sense of bigotry and injustice creates wider societal problems – but you can’t make omlets without breaking a few eggs, right?

  41. DudeNo says:

    @pizza with grits

    No because…

    “Shouldn’t GOP be standing up for businessmen attacked by rioters?”

    An Arab businessmen who sells alcohol and cigarettes to blacks is not what you call A Model Citizen. And let’s be totally blunt about something…in my neighbhorhood you go to the 7-eleven for drugs (or to have said Arabs steal your credit card number) Ultimately, ‘The businessman’ is just another type of ghetto dweller with an extra 15 points tacked onto the IQ.

    “White cops slandered by black thugs?”

    I’ve seen a lot of slandering both ways this time. And as white people, I judge the individual. It’s not white cops versus black thugs…it’s What happened between Darren Wilson and Michael Brown. Two very different things.

    “White people attacked by blacks?”

    There is an argument to be made that Mr. Wilson provoked Michael Brown by cussing at him for something Uber-Gay.

    “Black Holder and other demagogues abusing power?”

    This is the only thing that is fair game, and yes it is occurring.

    I think Darren Wilson will face some type of punishment, not homicide, but I could see other charges having merit…or at the very least a severe career setback could certainly happen depending on the evidence that comes to light.

  42. Globo-elites have gone nuts about Malaysian airlines and have used it as pretext to bring Russia down economically, but this incident seems to have gone down the memory hole.

    Along with USS Liberty…

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Libyan_Arab_Airlines_Flight_114

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9jNr0_AUSR0

    It’s all who, whom.

  43. Whiskey says:Website

    My guess is, someone interested in winning the nomination will go all Ferguson. Say Cory Booker. Hilkary assumes she will win the nom like in 2008. Big mistake as Arnold once said.

  44. Say I, don’t none if you watch no TV?? I knows for a Fact that all white men has a black Best Friend. And I know that all and EVeRY white woman has a black Best Friend!!! How, you be asking, does I know this? Because I watch TV, the Movies, and especially commercials on TV. They ain’t no black guys with black best friends. Every black in America has a white best friend! TV don’t LIE! This whole Ferguson thing is make believe because there be no way any blacks be march against they best friend WHITE GUY.

    Don’t nobody else watch no TV shows?

  45. Ed says:

    @anon

    He said his family and his friend in the upper middle class world he inhabited accepted him. I’m not sure though, I used to follow him on Twitter before he blocked me. His tweets were always full of snark and venom, he came across as an unhappy soul.

  46. Ed says:

    The last poll I saw, Clinton was running around 46% with Whites, this number makes her unbeatable. Her recent broadside on Obama in regards to foreign policy telegraphs her strategy, peel off more of the White working class and waltz into the White House.

    She doesn’t need Blacks, they will be there, no need alienating middle of the road Whites for the cameras.

  47. @Nathan Wartooth

    Uh, exactly why should working class whites, having witnessed blacks burning, rioting, looting, etc. want to listen to anti-white messages coming from Democrats?

    FACT: It’s still too early to focus on midterms and nobody’s really paying attention as of yet.

    FACT: Less than 30% of total number of registered voters actually vote in off yr elections.

    FACT: If the total number of voters does increase in off term election, the party in power always fares the worst for it.

    So actually, the Dems keeping mum on Ferguson and waiting til after Labor Day to discuss the elections, while it is smart political strategy, ultimately will still end up hurting them since their party is the one in power and as before, the party in power tends to fare the worst during off term elections.

  48. Cookies says:

    From the likes of these whiney-loser comments you’d never know that Officer Wilson has two FB pages with 50K+ likes and a nationwide support system. Blue light bulbs are selling like hotcakes.

    https://www.facebook.com/pages/I-Support-Officer-Wilson/276961059165311

    https://www.facebook.com/pages/Support-Darren-Wilson/1464514543811507

    Nothing changes, except when you have your sad head stuck up your loser ass.

  49. TomB says:

    Hitting on another issue commentator Thomas nevertheless touched on another issue that to me at least is just yet another perfect illustration of what is perhaps our greatest problem which is the joint corruption and conspiring really of both our parties. (Such as their joint positions on immigration, domestic spying on us, our Middle East follies, our bailouts and “quantitative easing” and etc., etc.)

    That issue is the studious quiet coming from both about the militarization of the police.

    Once upon a time, that is, conservatives were naturally concerned about such things given their alleged dubiousness about government. Hence their historic posse comitatus concerns, and, back before their corruption was so total, led them (and esp. Sen. Grassley if I recall right) to talking about the issue very seriously after Ruby Ridge and the Waco businesses.

    And, equally genuine for the liberal/Left, the idea of a militarized domestic policing force was of course akin to advocating fascism. But and again, that was before they started to regularly get The Whip Hand in things and realized they needed same to take care of the people they don’t like such as at Ruby Ridge and Waco and very possibly future dissenters from their ideas and before people like Harry Reid started talking about “domestic terrorists” and before they realized the need to have Homeland Security stockpile some billions of rounds of ammunition to possibly handle same.

    And so, just as with those other beyond-major issues I mentioned, down the official issue-hole with this one too on both sides of the aisle, abetted, as always, by your friendly, equally corrupt, by-now-beyond-merely-officially-incestuous major media. Just another one of those Issues Upon Which Thou Shall Simply Not Speak Its Name.

  50. retired says:

    @Rusty Shackleford

    The rev didn’t get a job, raise his kids, stay out of trouble, and his family history stinks.

  51. Anon says:

    Rich Lowry to join the list of NR luminaries turfed from the magazine?

    Rich Lowry, the editor of National Review, denounced Republican elites and their high-priced consultants in the permanent political class for pushing amnesty legislation by perpetuating the myth that there are so many jobs that American workers won’t do.

    “The next time I hear a Republican strategist or a Republican politician say that there are jobs that Americans won’t do, that person should be shot, he should be hanged, he should be wrapped in a carpet and thrown in the Potomac River,” Lowry said at a Thursday Heritage Foundation panel on immigration.

    http://www.breitbart.com/Big-Government/2014/08/22/Rich-Lowry-GOP-Elites-Who-Whine-About-Jobs-Americans-Won-t-Do-Should-Be-Shot-Hanged

  52. Jefferson says:

    “Well the south side of Ferguson
    Is the baddest part of town
    And if you go down there
    You better just beware
    Of a man named Michael Brown

    And he’s bad, bad Michael Brown
    The baddest man in the whole damn town
    Badder than old King Kong
    And meaner than a junk yard dog…”

    Are you a fan of the late Jim Croce ?
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QvwDohEEQ1E

  53. Gordo says:

    One wonders why the whole Anglosphere media refuses to report this:

    http://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2014/08/breaking-gentle-mike-browns-raps-surface-beat-that-puy-up-then-be-on-the-run-masterbating-off-my-voice-on-the-laptop-audio/

    Okay RT does not report it, but RT is usually contradiction not argument.

    Methinks the paradigm shift is close, so the measures to suppress the truth will become more severe, more brutal.

    Will they be able to sufficiently pollute our European gene pool before their hollowed out economic system collapses? If yes we are are finished and all humanity with us, if not ……….

  54. Jefferson says:

    After watching CNN, I am convinced Don Lemon is culturally one of the most “Whitewashed Brothas” in America.

    His speech and mannerisms are closer to that of SWPL than it is to the Black underclass.

  55. there has been a lot of loose talk about the Brown-Wilson interactions. How about some pictures of the orbital socket, the patrol car, the street scene and a schematic that shows the represented positions of the two people involved? Also show where D. Johnson was purported to be.
    Those pictures and drawings could help cut through the clutter of imagery formed by too many commentators and not enough facts.

  56. Rather than be happy that NR’s editor has come around to his position, Anon instead makes it about Derbyshire getting fired from NR. Moreover, why would he get fired. Steyn was wrongly censored and Derbyshire (to my mind at least) rightly fired because of insensitivity to minority groups. How are Lowry’s comments like that. Honestly, I am just shocked that a complete milquetoast like Lowry is that gung-ho in opposition to amnesty. That’s a significant change in position for him.

  57. Anon says:

    Honestly, I am just shocked that a complete milquetoast like Lowry is that gung-ho in opposition to amnesty.

    Steve can be forthright because his income doesn’t rely on financial support from the GOP elites. At the same time, his income stream is always uncertain from one month to the next. Who wants to live like that? How many women would stay married to a man whose income stream bears a striking resemblance to a panhandler’s? I don’t envy these people their jobs – either Steve or the people at NR.

  58. We found the National Democrats on Ferguson — turns out they were in the same place as the National Democrats on Bombing Iraq Again. Unexpectedly discovered were a few NatDems On The Deficit in there too

  59. Steve – hey – I hope it is not to late to add my bit of doggerel. Heck – maybe Weird Al will use this on his next album, which I have on good authority, i.e., a pint of Dubra, will be named “Existential HBD Blues, Part II.”

    Anyways – to the tune of “I Fought the Law.”

    In an effort to impose my musical taste on the rest of the universe, let me add that I am partial to the Clash version:

    http://youtu.be/4-1Ihwt48EM

    Here we goes, b*tches!

    A stealing blunts ina Fer-gu-son
    Mike Brown fought the law
    and the law won
    Mike Brown fought the law
    and the law won

    Needed Swisher Sweets
    but he had none
    Mike Brown fought the law
    and the law won
    Mike Brown fought the law
    and the law won

    Beat up a Paki
    ina Fer-gu-son
    Mike Brown fought the law
    and the law won
    Mike Brown fought the law
    and the law won

    Goodbye, St. Bully,
    your jaywalking days is done
    You fought the law
    and the law won
    Yeah, you fought the law and the law won

    Oh, he beat up Darren Wilson -
    tried to grab his gun
    Mike Brown fought the law
    and the law won
    Mike Brown fought the law and
    AND The LAW won….

  60. @Nathan Wartooth

    “They have their “people of color” coalition locked up. So they go for the vote that Republicans should be going for.”

    Yep. Meanwhile, the dolts running the Republican party run around every four years spouting complete nonsense about being a “big tent” party while simultaneously offending the very white people who could win elections for them.

  61. Amnesty is a shit idea, but if it must be, can we at least have a deal where there’s no more aff-action for Latinos, mestizos, mulattoes, and indiginos?

  62. Lot says:

    The best thing in the news for Hillary will be much closer to election time, with Obama ordering weeks of heavy bombing of ISIS positions, then providing close air support as ISIS’s many enemies take care of the ground offensive: the Kurds, reformed all-Shiite Iraqi Army units, Shiite militias, and small numbers of secular Sunni, Yazidi and Christian militias.

    It will completely dominate the news cycle, and Hillary is going to look extremely Presidential as she supports Obama and talks knowledgeably about foreign policy.

    We Americans like bombing campaigns against Al Qaeda, and we like winners. ISIS is an easy target for our increasingly advanced guided weapons and drones.

  63. Here’s my best effort at a song parody. Like others, I worked off “Bad, Bad, Leroy Brown.”

    “Bad, Bad Michael Brown”

    Well the north side of St Louis
    Is the baddest part of town
    And if you go down there
    You better just beware
    Of a teen name of Michael Brown.

    Now Leroy’s more than trouble
    You see he stand ‘bout six foot four
    Weighs 292 and the size of his shoes
    Is much higher than his IQ score.

    And he’s bad, bad Michael Brown
    The baddest teen in the whole damn town
    Badder than old King Kong,
    And fatter from eating Ding Dongs.

    Now Leroy, he a rapper
    And he likes to dress in style
    Keeps his pants sagging down so that when he bends over
    He can always crack a smile.

    He ain’t got no Continental
    Ain’t got no Eldorado too
    But he shuffles his feet down the middle of the street
    As a way to say “Fuck you.”

    And he’s bad, bad Michael Brown
    The baddest teen in the whole damn town
    Badder than old King Kong,
    And fatter from eating Ding Dongs.

    On a scorching day in August
    Michael went down to the store
    Grabbed a box of cigars without paying for it
    And headed out the door.

    From out behind the counter,
    Came the poor hard-working clerk
    Towering above, Michael gave him a shove,
    And said “Paying’s for dumb white jerks.”

    And he’s bad, bad Michael Brown
    The baddest teen in the whole damn town
    Badder than old King Kong,
    And fatter from eating Ding Dongs.

    Like a proud homecoming hero,
    Up the center of Canfield Drive
    Michael marched, because obeying the law,
    Was some bullshit white man jive.

    A policeman, Darren Wilson,
    Ordered Michael out of the road,
    Michael got mad, ’cause he ain’t never had
    Liked doing what he was told.

    And he’s bad, bad Michael Brown
    The baddest teen in the whole damn town
    Badder than old King Kong,
    And fatter from eating Ding Dongs.

    He fought with Officer Wilson,
    He punched him in the eye,
    He started to run, then thought “I ain’t done
    Messing with this white guy.”

    But Wilson was no store clerk
    And when he raised and fired his gun,
    It became quite clear Michael’s rap career
    Was over before it had begun.

    And he’s bad, bad Michael Brown
    The baddest teen in the whole damn town
    Badder than old King Kong,
    And fatter from eating Ding Dongs.

    He was an aspiring rapper,
    Going places, this Michael Brown
    He’d drink grape Kool-Aid and drive an Escalade
    And be the envy of his town.

    Instead he became world famous,
    Yet another expiring rap clown
    Lying dead on the street, with his Swiffer Sweets,
    And his pants hanging halfway down.

    And he’s bad, bad Michael Brown
    The baddest teen in the whole damn town
    Badder than old King Kong,
    And fatter from eating Ding Dongs.

  64. Seneka says:

    @peterike2

    Very funny I think you got a a record deal waiting in the wings…provided you change your politics a tad.

    Great spoof…made me think of what a Dylan from an alternative universe might be like.

  65. Seneka says:

    Steve, off topic but gist for one of your upcoming posts about World War G and T.

    According to Donald Sterling’s mistress (Ms. V. Stiviano) she was a “beard” for Donald who is actually gay!

    https://tv.yahoo.com/news/v-stiviano-claims-donald-sterling-gay-she-beard-142000454.html

    According to court documents her lawyer filed she acted as his beard with Mrs. Sterling’s full knowledge.

    The case keeps on rolling and providing amusement.

    Perhaps what Donald could do, if he is gay, is admit it and say he has lived a life of shame because he grew up during period of time and from a generation such that a person had to hide these types of things, etc… Therefore, he was not responsible for his anti Black remarks (if that’s what they were), because of the stress from hiding his sexual orientation, etc…

    Maybe he cold lobby powerful gays in the media to help him continue to try get his team back

    Not sure how this will play out..but interesting to see if how he will respond to this claim and how it will effect his standing in the Hollywood and the MSM communities.

  66. The cops have serious problems

    http://reason.com/blog/2014/08/20/suit-filed-ferguson-police-by-tina-moore

    It’s just not right….

    You know how Obama’s grandma said if she saw a black man walking down an alley in the dark she would be frightened.

    Well I feel that way about cops now too.

    So…

    This is a good article…

    http://www.washingtonpost.com/news/volokh-conspiracy/wp/2014/08/20/what-state-charges-could-be-filed-in-the-michael-brown-shooting/

  67. Jefferson says:

    I got it on good word that if Michael Brown had not been smoked like a motherfucking joke by a Honky ass Cracka, than he would have been offered a contract with Cash Money Records.

  68. george says:

    ACLU: Michael Brown incident report lacks key details

    http://www.msnbc.com/msnbc/aclu-michael-brown-incident-report-lacks-key-details

    The statement of officer Wilson and the FPD are inchoherent, incomplete, and contradict common sense and available evidence. While I hope officer Wilson is able to explain his actions, at this point it does not look like any reasonable explanation will be forthcoming, which is why the incident report lacks any explanation.

    Like it or not all the Democrats and AG Holder need to do is run out the clock, while keeping the rioting contained in Ferguson. They can then blame racist small town Republican hicks for the incident, and rightfully say they kept it from getting worse. The Rs are running away from officer Wilson and the small town hicks because they have nothing to gain from defending idiots and incompetents.

  69. @Epaminondas

    Because they listen to their expensive consultants that the MSM tell them are great. The MSM bigwigs and pol consultants eat at the same bagel bar.

  70. viking says:

    @Bert

    the days of white politicians are lamentably waning youre whistling in the dark

  71. Kate says:

    PSA:
    “At 8 am on Thursday June 5 revisionist publisher Simon Sheppard, of North Yorkshire, was woken up by a group of police threatening to break down the door of his house unless he opened it immediately, even refusing his request to be allowed to put on some clothes first.

    Once inside, they arrested him on “suspicion of distributing racially inflammatory material, under section 19 of the Public Order Act 1986″, allowed him to dress, handcuffed him and took him away. Soon afterwards a search team arrived on the premises to prowl through his materials, confiscating two computers and some books – he does not know which.

    Sheppard’s friend Paul Ballard explains:

    “… it seems that some sourpuss at the Post Office opened an outgoing package, saw something about Anne Frank, deemed it ‘anti Semitic’ and reported it to the police. This was enough for the special ‘anti racist’ task forces to spring into action.”

    Suspect Sheppard was detained until 1 pm, then bailed for three months, during which time he may or may not be charged with having committed an as yet unspecified act.

    His activity as a revisionist publisher is well known to the authorities: in 2008 he was tried and convicted for distribution of “racist” tracts and imprisoned for three years. But he is unbowed, having no intention of giving up his life’s work merely because the arbitrary ruling power disapproves of it.

    Today the offence of “distributing racially inflammatory material” carries a sentence of up to seven years. So much for freedom of expression in merry old England.

    Simon Sheppard’s catalogue, The Heretical Press, is at: http://www.heretical.com/pubs/index.html”

    It looks as if you can still order books. The ordering info at the bottom of the page says July 2014. I believe he prefers PayPal.

  72. Art Deco says:Website

    @Anon

    National Review is owned by a philanthropic foundation with a self-regenerating board. They do not answer to Haley Barbour.

    That does sound out of character for Lowry, who seldom states anything in an engaging or trenchant way. He also seems to have had wretched trouble for about 10 years now recruiting staff for the publication. Just about anyone who has worked there born after about 1973 is either bland in expression, only intermittently sympathetic with the publication’s editorial mission, or a man without a chest. (Lowry’s deputy Jason Lee Steorts is all three).

  73. Anonymous says:

    @D’Marco Mobley

    Rove and Norquist aren’t Jewish.

  74. Homo agenda is appropriation of leftism by the elites. It replaces class warfare with ass worship.

    Suppose the serfs are angry with the king and nobility. King and nobility want to distract the masses from issues of class. What do they do? They promote the Issue of Ass.
    Thus, class rage is defused as the masses are made to wave the ‘gay victory’ flag and believe that the #1 moral issue of the day is Loving Big Bugger. This is great for kings and noblemen because narcissistic and snobby homos dilly-dally with the elites and make fancy stuff for them.

    It’s no wonder that the homo agenda has the full backing of billionaires of Wall Street, Silicon Valley, Hollywood, elite colleges, and etc.
    Ass worship serves the class interest of the globalist billionaire elites.

  75. Trayvon ‘Skittles’ Martin

    Omar ‘Beer’ Thorton

    Michael ‘Cigar’ Brown

    Jesse ‘Bruce Lee Memorabilia’ Jackson Jr.

    What’s with all these merchandise?

    If Eddie Murphy got killed, I think it would have been over ice cream.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ypmJ39s5X0M

  76. @miles

    “…we have a issue that ensures high turnout in November in an election with no Barack. Who benefits?”

    Its Whites who are going to be increasing their turn out (in order to vote against the Party of Rioting & Amnesty). The Democrats well understand this, which is why Hillary and the rest of their crowd is keeping mum. Its damage control, ’cause their interesrs are what’s getting damaged in Ferguson. White voter turn-out will be quite high this year, wheras Blacks will do what they always do during off-year elections, the same thing never-married White women under 30 do ie., not vote.

  77. @Anon

    Which is why I’d propose everyone giving him a modest recurring donation. This was my choice as well. I think it’s even better than donating bigger amounts irregularly.

  78. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vIZ7tP7C1FU

    Libs control advertising and produce ads like this. They also bitch about the depiction of blacks as muscled beasts.

    Talk about cogdis.

    I guess black muscle power is cool as long as white males are cuckolded into gayish wussy boys.

  79. @McGillicuddy

    Barro was one of the first “conservatives” to jump to the crack of the Leftist whip in l’affaire Derb two years ago. The man is pond scum.

  80. Art Deco says:Website

    @John Derbyshire

    Wouldn’t say pond scum, but along with Richard Blow/Bradley, an example of the Ivy League generating someone who is either thoughtlessly bigoted or aggressively bigoted (in the clinical sense of that term). See this discussion.

    http://www.crisismagazine.com/2014/ruthless-ideology-end-debate

    The man used to be employed by Wells-Fargo and later the Manhattan Institute. Evidently suffered a career crash. He’s also obnoxious about his sexual deviance, which renders him rather unpromising material for the ranks of non-spurious starboard publicists.

  81. Anon says:

    The man is pond scum.

    That’s an insult to pond scum. I’ve always thought of Barro in association with a word that begins with the word scum.

  82. HoldOn says:

    I was talking to my friends last night and they were wondering why I just keep defending the black kid in this situation…

    And here’s why…

    I’ve had a cop try to provoke me, and I know how it feels to want to cuss out the cop and go after him….and I’m white. So it took all of my strength not to want to go after the cop….I couldn’t imagine a black person being in that situation. Black people just don’t have that type of self-control to keep their mouths shut. It’s not because their criminals, it’s simply because of our biological testosterone differences.

    So it’s like…if a cops are running around with attitudes that provoke other people….Why is the cop not the criminal? Why is the cop not the bully?

    If a cop walks up to you for some small piddly reason and then basically pushes your buttons and starts a fight…Why doesn’t that count as fighting words?

    So that’s where I’m coming from. I think it is an issue that needs to be addressed. Because you can’t have cops running around a society Purposefully Trying to Start Fights With People then saying “Well if you react I’m going to shoot you”

    Cops should not be in the business of Darwinian Selection for uber-tame people.

  83. n/a says:Website

    “However, given that Barro’s wife is surnamed McCleary, if Josh Barro has Jewish ancestry, it likely came from his father.”

    Rachel McCleary is not Josh Barro’s mother. His mother’s maiden name is Judy Schwarze — though according to the California birth index her mother’s maiden name was Sanchez. I would guess that Josh is 3/4 Jewish and 1/4 Mexican.

  84. Sebastian says:

    Black people just don’t have that type of self-control to keep their mouths shut. It’s not because their criminals, it’s simply because of our biological testosterone differences.

    There are no differences in “biological testosterone” levels.

    I was talking to my friends last night and they were wondering why I just keep defending the black kid in this situation…

    You’re a loon. There is zero evidence that Wilson “provoked” Brown, and plenty of evidence that Brown was a violent thug.

  85. Svigor says:

    I think Darren Wilson will face some type of punishment, not homicide, but I could see other charges having merit…or at the very least a severe career setback could certainly happen depending on the evidence that comes to light.

    I predict the only official punishment Wilson will receive will be the withholding of a citation for bravery, seeing how blacks would freak out over it. He’ll face punishment from non-official sources, of course.

    My guess is, someone interested in winning the nomination will go all Ferguson. Say Cory Booker. Hilkary assumes she will win the nom like in 2008. Big mistake as Arnold once said.

    As usual, your guess sucks.

    “The next time I hear a Republican strategist or a Republican politician say that there are jobs that Americans won’t do, that person should be shot, he should be hanged, he should be wrapped in a carpet and thrown in the Potomac River,” Lowry said at a Thursday Heritage Foundation panel on immigration.

    I was g**gling to see if Lowry was Jewish the other day. After reading that, I seriously doubt it.

    there has been a lot of loose talk about the Brown-Wilson interactions. How about some pictures of the orbital socket, the patrol car, the street scene and a schematic that shows the represented positions of the two people involved? Also show where D. Johnson was purported to be.
    Those pictures and drawings could help cut through the clutter of imagery formed by too many commentators and not enough facts.

    That stuff’s for cases where there’s significant doubt.

    I was talking to my friends last night and they were wondering why I just keep defending the black kid in this situation…

    And here’s why…

    Because both you and they have serious self-control issues. Gotcha.

    You have no complaint here, because you believe in forced integration, and forced desegregation. Correct me if I’m wrong about your position.

  86. Lot says:

    @HoldOn

    I’ve been treated with nothing but respect by police officers, when I was arrested as a 13 year old and pulled over for speeding a few times. Twice, in fact, I’ve been speeding by 10+ and got warnings.

  87. FWIW says:

    The solution: Pay off the family ASAP. That is the way these things work. The civil suit has to be settled because it is much cheaper than the alternatives. A black jury could ‘run away’ and award mega damages.

    And, since there are much less than 100 per year, it isn’t that expensive. I suppose if you throw in non fatal shootings and beatings, it is a bigger number.

    Typically, these things drag out, but they don’t have to. Ferguson is either insured or in some sort of self insurance scheme. As far as a civil suit, it is guaranteed. Lawyers aren’t drooling over the situation for purely altruistic reasons.

    Effectively, there is strict liability in civil cases involving dead unarmed citizens and the police. Facts don’t matter. As far as ‘moral hazard’ … no one would deliberately get shot to death to leave an estate.

    Of course, a payoff won’t end the entire issue, but it will take a lot of the energy out of the protests regarding the event.

  88. Rachel McCleary is not Josh Barro’s mother. His mother’s maiden name is Judy Schwarze — though according to the California birth index her mother’s maiden name was Sanchez. I would guess that Josh is 3/4 Jewish and 1/4 Mexican.

    Why would you presume that Sanchez is not Mexican and Jewish?

  89. FWIW says:

    “I think Darren Wilson will face some type of punishment, not homicide, but I could see other charges having merit…or at the very least a severe career setback could certainly happen depending on the evidence that comes to light.”

    Wilson is done as a cop. Doesn’t matter what the facts are. Why? If he shoots anyone in the future for ANY reason, there will be hell to pay. Being a cop isn’t THAT great a job. Any rational person would find something else to do, and any rational police department would avoid him like the plague. Or ebola.

    Technicalities are irrelevant. The only justice in the US in rough justice. Which is still much better than most of the World’s countries and as good as any.

  90. Anonymous says:

    @ben tillman

    You seem to think that the Southwest U.S. and Mexico are filled with Hispanic crypto-Jews. What proof do you have? A few of these people (e.g. Linda Chavez) have been shown to have significant Sephardic ancestry, but that’s hardly the case for everyone. One or two Jewish ancestors 500 years ago out of thousands of total ancestors does not a crypto-Jew make.

  91. @Sebastian

    However, there does appear to be differences in DHT levels and DHT to testosterone ratios:

    Black men had higher DHT levels and DHT to testosterone ratios than white and Hispanic men.

    http://press.endocrine.org/doi/full/10.1210/jc.2006-0037

  92. Lurker says:

    @pizza with lemming brains

    Thus, class rage is defused as the masses are made to wave the ‘gay victory’ flag and believe that the #1 moral issue of the day is Loving Big Bugger

    Awesome, I laughed out loud! So true.

    I like to rant at my (more liberal) friends about how Jeff whatisname at Amazon has his serfs working for minimum wage in his distribution places. But because he supports gay marriage that all balances out. A few odd million $ to gays and a few sympathetic words and he saved a bundle on wages and zero heat for evermore from the left/unions etc Whats not to like?

  93. fnn says:

    @FWIW

    Same thing for the black cop who shot the unarmed white kid in Salt Lake City a few days ago?

  94. Sebastian says:

    there does appear to be differences in DHT levels and DHT to testosterone ratios

    Black men also appear to have higher levels of the primary female sex hormone, estradiol.

    http://press.endocrine.org/doi/full/10.1210/jc.2007-0028

    But for some reason I don’t see anyone blaming black men’s excessive emotionalism on their high levels of female hormones.

  95. TWS says:

    @HoldOn

    If you believe that Brown was acting like ‘Joe Average’ after he just assaulted someone and committed robbery you are dead wrong. Nobody (except possibly the people whose testimony has been proven false) has suggested that the cop did anything wrong in the stop.

    You should stop somebody in those circumstances. Brown should have been stopped he was jacked from the assault and robbery, belligerent and high. He initiated the assault then came back for seconds.

    So the police have ‘harassed’ you and you had trouble with your temper. Well since logic is not your strong suit I can see where you might have problems keeping your temper. Do I want fleeing felons who seriously injure a police officer to get shot? Sure.

    You don’t know what the cop said to Brown but you know he was provoking him. You got mad at a police officer so now you think Brown should be able to blow out the cop’s orbital bone?

    Grow up and join the real world. There is no evidence from anyone except the liars who have already been impeached by the autopsies that the cop did anything wrong. Brown was a violent felon who also committed felonious assault on a police officer and continued the attack until he was killed. End of Story.

  96. So tell is what it mediates? Behavior is typically mediated by hormones.

  97. @Sebastian

    Black men also appear to have higher levels of the primary female sex hormone, estradiol.

    http://press.endocrine.org/doi/full/10.1210/jc.2007-0028

    But for some reason I don’t see anyone blaming black men’s excessive emotionalism on their high levels of female hormones.

    So close, and yet so far.

    http://www.news-medical.net/health/Estradiol-and-the-Brain.aspx

    In males, a small amount of estradiol is produced in the testes and helps sperm to mature as well as maintaining a healthy libido. Estradiol is one of two active metabolites of the male hormone testosterone. The other active metabolite of testosterone is dihydrotestosterone.

  98. @Sebastian

    Did you notice the following: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Estradiol

    Blood vessels

    Estrogen affects certain blood vessels. Improvement in arterial blood flow has been demonstrated in coronary arteries.

    I recall something about West Africans having explosive speed … would need good blood flow for that.

  99. Sebastian says:

    So close, and yet so far.

    So close, and yet so far to what?

    In males, a small amount of estradiol is produced in the testes

    Thanks, but I was already aware that men make small amounts of estrogen, and that women make small amounts of testosterone. What’s relevant to this discussion is that “Estradiol, or more precisely, 17β-estradiol, is a human sex hormone and steroid, and the primary female sex hormone.”

    So the fact that black men have greater amounts “the primary female sex hormone” than white men would seem to undermine the whole “black men are the distilled essence of masculinity and have pure testosterone sluicing through their manly veins” fable which is so very popular in HBD-land. In reality, they’re more womanly than white guys – at least in terms of hormones. Take a crazy PMS-ed woman and give her male strength and you’ve got a black guy. It’s not a good combination.

  100. @Sebastian

    What’s relevant to this discussion is that “Estradiol, or more precisely, 17β-estradiol, is a human sex hormone and steroid, and the primary female sex hormone.”

    Seems like I have to do all your thinking for you.

    These things have multiple functions and I followed up showing a suggested function for higher levels of estradiol in West-African Blacks. That is, their elevated estradiol levels compared to white males helps provide high them with the coronary blood flow needed for their explosive movement capabilities.

    It’s simple evolutionary biology. Small advantages can have big effects.

  101. @Anonymous

    To the foaming-at-the mouth antisemites who frequent the alt-right, that makes one a Jew, and thus evil.

    Logic isn’t that crowd’s strongpoint.

  102. @Foolish Pride

    To the foaming-at-the mouth antisemites who frequent the alt-right

    How strange, I have never seen any of these foaming-at-the mount antisemites.

    It reminds me of other stereotypes, though.

  103. @Anonymous

    You seem to think that the Southwest U.S. and Mexico are filled with Hispanic crypto-Jews. What proof do you have? A few of these people (e.g. Linda Chavez) have been shown to have significant Sephardic ancestry, but that’s hardly the case for everyone. One or two Jewish ancestors 500 years ago out of thousands of total ancestors does not a crypto-Jew make.

    Why would you expect thousands of ancestors 17 generations ago? Ever heard of inbreeding, whether by necessity or by choice? Why would you expect fewer than one tenth of one percent of those ancestors to be Jewish when 68% of early European settlers in the Kingdom of New Leon — the primary source population for “White” Mexicans in Texas — were ethnically Jewish?

    The proposition that the Hispanics who settled Northern Mexico were largely Jewish isn’t even historically controversial. Why would I need “proof” to state the obvious? And, remember, I live in Texas where I regularly see and interact with these people.

    Barro’s parents got married at a time when Jews almost always married Jews, and the point is that, if a Jewish man married a woman with a Spanish name, there’s no reason to expect that she would not be Jewish.

    And Sanchez of all names? Ten years ago in New Mexico, Sanchezes were DNA-tested for the “the marker of the Cohanim”, and 30 of 78 who were tested had the marker.

    http://articles.latimes.com/2004/dec/05/nation/na-heritage5

    It doesn’t take much effort to find this stuff on the Internet. Even Wikipedia will tell you in the first two sentences of the entry on Nuevo Leon that

    The Estado Libre y Soberano de Nuevo León (Free and Sovereign State of Nuevo León) was first colonized in the 16th century by immigrants from the Iberian Peninsula. The majority of these were conversos, ethnic Jews converted to Roman Catholicism.

    The current Nuevo Leon is a small part of what used to be El Nuevo Reino de León, a huge land grant that spread from the southern parts of what is now the U.S.A. through the Mexican state of Coahuila, and its major city of Saltillo, down to what is now Nuevo Leon. It was given to the Portuguese New Christian (or converso), Luis de Carvajal y de la Cueva, by the Spanish King Felipe II in 1578.

    According to Eugenio del Hoyo [“¿Sefarditas en el Nuevo Reino de León?”, Humanitas 12
    (1971): 247-254], 68% of the small number of pobladores (founders), were of Portuguese Jewish background. According to Schulamith Chava Halevy, it is also common knowledge in the area that the families of the pobladores practice endogamy. In fact, she says, the regional Church possesses two large volumes of dispensas matrimoniales, containing applications for ecclesiastical dispensation by relatives to marry each other, contrary to Catholic norm, which have been granted over the past few hundred years. This comports with my own personal experience with such people.

    I recall working with one of these people. She told me that she had been free to date anyone she wanted, but when it came time to marry she had to marry within a specific circle. Interestingly, her father and mother had the same last name. She looked obviously Jewish. like she could have been my mother’s best friend. She even had the same congenital health issues as my mother’s friend. She didn’t seem to have any idea what the purpose of the enforced endogamy was, and I got quite a kick out of her story about another lawyer named Weinstein. Weinstein had seen what I saw, I suppose, and said, “Come on, ____, admit it: You’re one of us.”

    I dated a girl whose step-siblings’ Jewish ancestry was concealed even from their step-sister. Fortunately, I was there to explain the mystery of why step-brother’s male first cousin (SBFC) would marry SBFC’s first cousin (FCFC) despite the fact that SBFC was 25 and very popular with the ladies while FCFC was 35 and plain. There’s a reason why first-cousin marriage was legal in Texas (but not Arkansas or Louisiana, despite all the jokes) until recently.

  104. And it’s not just Northern Mexico. There were large numbers of Jews in Brazil and other parts of Latin America settled by people from Spain, Portugal, or Holland. A conference at Brown University in 1997 was discussed in the NYT:

    http://www.nytimes.com/1997/07/29/science/jewish-voyagers-to-the-new-world-emerging-from-history-s-mists.html

    Some notes:

    The chief reason for years of oversight, scholars agreed, had to do with definition: virtually all Jews playing a significant role in the earliest development of the New World were involuntary converts, known interchangeably as New Christians, Conversos or Marranos. They had been coerced into conversion in the bloody period of persecution and elimination of Judaism in Spain and Portugal at the close of the 15th century.

    No wonder the bright prospects of a newly discovered faraway land an ocean away from persecution and filled with untold riches provoked a heavy wave of Jewish migration. The trade potential was especially appealing to these Iberian or Sephardic Jews, expert international traders since the Middle Ages, when they had been a significant presence throughout the Mediterranean.

    Conference presentations were dotted with colorful stories. Consider that of the covert Jewish Conquistador Alonso de Avila. He first enlists in the army of Hernando Cortes — as a bookkeeper. In appreciation for accounting services rendered, he is then made the first mayor of the newly created city of Veracruz. But the glory is fleeting. He is arrested as a relapsed Jew by the Mexican Inquisition, accused of keeping a crucifix under his writing table and stepping on it — a common but spurious charge, said Dr. Eva Alexandra Uchmany of the Universidad Nacional in Mexico, who told the story.

    Other Iberian Inquisition practices gave these migrations a further boost. Dr. Geraldo Pieroni, professor of history at the University of Brasilia, told how deportation to Brazil was a customary sentence meted out by the Portuguese Inquisition in the 16th, 17th and 18th centuries.

    Dr. Anita Novinsky, a professor of history at the University of San Paulo, estimated that in the region around Rio de Janeiro and the state of Bahia, New Christians constituted 20 percent of the European population by the 17th and 18th centuries; the number rose to 50 percent in the Paraiba region near Recife, the core of the lucrative sugar trade.

    Today, she said, so many Brazilians are eager to retrace their family lineages that organizations are forming for people who believe they come from New Christian stock and want to reclaim their Jewish ancestry. It is known in Spanish as ”la sangre llama” (the blood is calling), said Mordechai Arbell, a former Israeli ambassador to Colombia, Panama and Haiti, and a specialist on Caribbean Jewry. The first 23 Jews to arrive in New York Harbor, in September 1654, scholars noted, were Brazilians descended from New Christians who returned to Judaism.

    By the early 18th century, half the European population of Suriname, then a territory of the Netherlands, was Jewish, reported Dr. Wim Klooster, a Dutch historian. In Suriname, they could come out of the religious closet, having won freedom of worship under the more tolerant Dutch. They were considered so important to the economic well-being of Suriname that they were given the right ”to labor on Sundays.” A thriving agricultural village on the Suriname River in the early 1700′s was called Joden Savanne (Jewish Savannah).

    In Dutch Curacao, Jewish importance to the commercial viability of the settlement was deemed sufficient to allow Jewish schools to stay open on Sunday. Jewish ships plying the Atlantic carried such names as the Mazel Tov or Bekeerde Jood (converted Jew), Dr. Klooster said.

    The researchers said Jewish success resulted mainly from tight family networks, which created what were essentially international corporations. These emerged as other family members, also under constant jeopardy from Inquisition spies, sought refuge in the more tolerant societies of Amsterdam, western France and London.

    ***
    One measure of their success, scholars noted, was constant accusations of unfair competition and of practicing black arts through the use of secret signs and symbols; Judeo-Spanish was often written using Hebrew characters. Another was the arrival of the Inquisition in the New World. ”A Castillian of pure stock has not a ghost of a show against these Portuguese,” one participant testified in a Peruvian Inquisition trial, according to Dr. Irene Silverblatt, a cultural anthropologist at Duke University.

  105. This comment was supposed to precede the one above.

    You seem to think that the Southwest U.S. and Mexico are filled with Hispanic crypto-Jews. What proof do you have? A few of these people (e.g. Linda Chavez) have been shown to have significant Sephardic ancestry, but that’s hardly the case for everyone. One or two Jewish ancestors 500 years ago out of thousands of total ancestors does not a crypto-Jew make.

    Why would you expect thousands of ancestors 500 years ago? What about endogamy or inbreeding in the sparsely populated New World? And why would you expect one tenth of one percent of the ancestors to be Jewish when 68% of the early European settlers of the New Kingdom of Leon were ethnic Jews from Portugal?

    The proposition that the Hispanics who settled Northern Mexico were largely Jewish isn’t even historically controversial. Why would I need “proof” to state the obvious? And, remember, I live in Texas where I regularly see and interact with these people.

    Barro’s parents got married at a time when Jews almost always married Jews, and the point is that, if a Jewish man married a woman with a Spanish name, there’s no reason to expect that she would not be Jewish.

    And Sanchez of all names? Ten years ago in New Mexico, Sanchezes were DNA-tested for the “the marker of the Cohanim”, and 30 of 78 who were tested had the marker.

    http://articles.latimes.com/2004/dec/05/nation/na-heritage5

    It doesn’t take much effort to find this stuff on the Internet. Even Wikipedia will tell you in the first two sentences of the entry on Nuevo Leon that

    The Estado Libre y Soberano de Nuevo León (Free and Sovereign State of Nuevo León) was first colonized in the 16th century by immigrants from the Iberian Peninsula. The majority of these were conversos, ethnic Jews converted to Roman Catholicism.

    The current Nuevo Leon is a small part of what used to be El Nuevo Reino de León, a huge land grant that spread from the southern parts of what is now the U.S.A. through the Mexican state of Coahuila, and its major city of Saltillo, down to what is now Nuevo Leon. It was given to the Portuguese New Christian (or converso), Luis de Carvajal y de la Cueva, by the Spanish King Felipe II in 1578.

    According to Eugenio del Hoyo [“¿Sefarditas en el Nuevo Reino de León?”, Humanitas 12
    (1971): 247-254], 68% of the small number of pobladores (founders), were of Portuguese Jewish background. According to Schulamith Chava Halevy, it is also common knowledge in the area that the families of the pobladores practice endogamy. In fact, she says, the regional Church possesses two large volumes of dispensas matrimoniales, containing applications for ecclesiastical dispensation by relatives to marry each other, contrary to Catholic norm, which have been granted over the past few hundred years. This comports with my own personal experience with such people.

    I recall working with one of these people. She told me that she had been free to date anyone she wanted, but when it came time to marry she had to marry within a specific circle. Interestingly, her father and mother had the same last name. She looked obviously Jewish. like she could have been my mother’s best friend. She even had the same congenital health issues as my mother’s friend. She didn’t seem to have any idea what the purpose of the enforced endogamy was, and I got quite a kick out of her story about another lawyer named Weinstein. Weinstein had seen what I saw, I suppose, and said, “Come on, ____, admit it: You’re one of us.”

    I dated a girl whose step-siblings’ Jewish ancestry was concealed even from their step-sister. Fortunately, I was there to explain the mystery of why step-brother’s male first cousin (SBFC) would marry SBFC’s first cousin (FCFC) despite the fact that SBFC was 25 and very popular with the ladies while FCFC was 35 and plain. There’s a reason why first-cousin marriage was legal in Texas (but not Arkansas or Louisiana) until recently.

  106. What do Trayvon Martin, Marco McMillian, and Mike Brown have in common? Benjamin Crump, for one.

    The Trayvon case barely even made local news until Crump got involved. We all know how that turned out.

    The McMillian case was pretty much solved when it happened in February 2013, but a few months later, the family hired Crump. Two months after that, CNN put out a long, rambling screed about how McMillian must have been killed by some Great White Defendant.

    And out of all the people shot by cops in this country, the one whose death goes to the media and causes loudly-praised race riots is the one whose family hired Crump.

    The parallel with Bonfire of the Vanities is obvious, but there’s something very interesting going on here: how does he keep doing it?

  107. Sebastian says:

    Seems like I have to do all your thinking for you.

    Try doing some thinking for yourself first.

    These things have multiple functions

    I’m confident that I’m a good deal more knowledgeable about hormones than you are, and I’m fully aware that they have “multiple functions”, thanks.

    their elevated estradiol levels compared to white males helps provide high them with the coronary blood flow needed for their explosive movement capabilities.

    That’s complete wild-assed speculation on your part. After all, white women have elevated estradiol levels compared to white males, yet they do not exhibit any “explosive movement capabilities”. Your problem is that you’re not thinking rationally. You’re starting off with your pre-determined conclusion (“Black men are physically superior to white men”) and are willing to attribute that supposed superiority to any hormonal differences which exist – even to elevated levels of estrogen in black men. If studies showed that black men had half the testosterone of white men (instead of identical levels) you’d just find a way to fit that information into your theory.

    In other words you squeeze the data in around your theory, rather than adjust your theory to fit with the data.

  108. Sebastian says:

    Black people just don’t have that type of self-control to keep their mouths shut. It’s not because their criminals, it’s simply because of our biological testosterone differences.

    You know who else can’t keep their mouths shut? Women. And what else do black men have in common with women? High levels of estrogen.

  109. @Sebastian

    Are their estrogen levels as high as those of white females? Are they as high as those of black females?

    Or are they simply higher than those of white males but lower than those of white females?

    How do the estrogen levels of East African males compare to those of West African males?

  110. Seems like Sebastian is one of those people who lies with statistics.

    From here: http://www.amren.com/news/2011/10/estrogen_levels/

    Context: Previous studies have suggested that estrogen levels may be higher in African-American women (AAW) compared with Caucasian women (CW), …

    E2 levels were significantly higher in AAW compared with CW (P = 0.02) with the most pronounced differences in the late follicular phase (225.2 ± 14.4 vs. 191.5 ± 10.2 pg/ml; P = 0.02), midluteal phase (211.9 ± 22.2 vs.150.8 ± 9.9, P < 0.001), and late luteal phase (144.4 ± 13.2 vs. 103.5 ± 8.5, P = 0.01).

    However, I went back and looked at the document he offered upstream and it says:

    Non-Hispanic blacks (40.80 pg/ml) had a higher estradiol concentration than non-Hispanic whites (35.46 pg/ml; P < 0.01) and Mexican-Americans (34.11 pg/ml; P < 0.01). Non-Hispanic blacks (36.49 nmol/liter)

    So, estrogen levels of black males are less than 40% of white females at their lowest and less than 20% of the level of black females at their highest, and black male estrogen levels are only about 14% higher than white males.

    Does a certain adjective seem relevant here?

  111. Anon says:

    @Wesley Morganston

    The parallel with Bonfire of the Vanities is obvious, but there’s something very interesting going on here: how does he keep doing it?

    He makes them see dollar signs by building a scenario involving interview fees, book rights and civil suits against deep pockets.

  112. @Hard Line Realist (informed)

    @sebastian

    So you are telling me that African American males have estrogen levels 7.8% closer to the lowest levels white females have than white males do? And Sebastian completely ignored the elevated estrogen levels of AfAm females compared to white females and their increased aggressiveness compared to white females.

    Hmmm, so maybe those miniscule elevated estrogen levels are not turning AfAm males into girly men after all.

    Given that both AfAm females and males show elevated estrogen levels there has likely been selection for that which is independent of feminization and Sebastian’s claims fall flat on his ass.

    However, I would have to use another word to describe Sebastian.

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