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From the Wall Street Journal, one of those articles where the reporter starts out with the current party line, then undermines it with an abundance of distressing facts.

PROMISE OF YOUTH

For a Growing Africa, Hope Mingles With Fear of the Future

Will a baby boom pull the world’s poorest continent into the center of global affairs?

By Drew Hinshaw

… The biggest human increase in modern history is under way in Africa. On every other continent, growth rates are slowing toward a standstill for the first time in centuries, and the day is in sight when the world’s human population levels out.

But not here—not yet.

Some 2.5 billion people will be African by 2050, the U.N. projects. That would be double the current number and 25% of the world’s total. There will be 399 million Nigerians then, more than Americans. When the century closes, if projections hold, four out of 10 people will be African.

My graph

The article has a perhaps overly sophisticated graph of birth rates using that 2015 U.N. Population Prospects data that I’ve been emphasizing so much in recent months. The problem is that you have to scroll down through it to make it go through its animation and you can get the incorrect impression that your computer is hung up.

Billions of them will be living in cities that are today small towns. The land of open spaces that was Africa will have blended into one big megalopolitan web.

Whether that makes Africa the next emerging giant, or giant emergency, one thing is certain: At 93, Mr. Musa has something to do with all this. In his seven decades as the reigning nut trader in town, he has had 21 children by five wives, and 118 grandchildren.

… One of the great questions of the 21st century is unfolding outside his window: How will the world look with vastly more Africans in it?

Better, by some measures. Humanity is aging. By 2050, nearly a fourth of the people on earth will have passed their 60th birthday, compared with just one-eighth now. A swelling portion of the global economy will be spent hospitalizing or retiring old people.

By comparison, the average African will be 28. Some 1.3 billion people here will be both young and old enough to start a business, educate themselves, build new homes, embark on a career—and give the world’s farms and factories a reason to grow.

Simply put: A baby boom will lift the poorest continent on Earth into the center of global affairs. Africa will soon become the world’s most reliable source of new life: of college graduates, young workers and budding consumers.

The big question looming over all of this: Will Africa figure out a way to tap this fountain of youth? Will the world?

So far, the prospects seem mixed at best. The developed world faces a coming shortage of workers—but a disinterest in taking more immigrants, especially Africans. Europe would be a natural destination for young Africans, most of whom speak a European language. But the continent is currently dialing back its intake of Africans to clear room for Middle Eastern refugees and to reassure voters worried about terrorists.

Africa isn’t finding much use for its young, either. In Nigeria, just 9% of adults are employed full time by someone else, according to a 2012 Gallup poll. It is a number typical for the continent.

There is no clarity on where the next batch of jobs will come from. Africans have watched car dealerships and shopping malls land in their biggest cities after a decade of economic growth. But that is slowing, and what hasn’t followed are factory jobs or modern farm work. If Africa is to follow East Asia’s example and become a manufacturing base for the global economy, evidence is thin.

I’ve been intermittently following the “Made in …” labels on my shirts for the last 35 years, because making cotton shirts has been pretty much the first phase of the industrial revolution in a country since Britain in the 18th Century. In this century it’s not unkown to see labels from African countries, which you never saw in the 1980s.

In the meantime, this continent is losing one of the great races of the century. Africa’s population has been growing faster than governments can lay down the basics of a modern economy: power plants, roads and schools.

In Nigeria, electricity cuts out daily. The public schools are packed, their textbooks few, and teachers regularly strike. …

Banks barely lend. Nigeria has just 20,000 mortgages open for a country of 182 million. Ports are congested and mainly ship out oil—and there isn’t enough of that to support a population that grows by 13,000 people daily.

Hundreds of day laborers sit on a single strip in downtown Lokoja and periodically fistfight over gigs. “We are too many here,” said Sani Mohammad, a 33-year-old watching cars drive past. Another day laborer, Jamidu Mohammad, leaned on his shovel and agreed. “But if there’s no work, what can we do?” he said.

Demographic dividend

… It is here in the cities where the next and paradoxical second chapter in Africa’s demographic story is unfolding. The larger Africa’s cities grow, the more families inside them shrink.

Africans in town are having fewer children these days than their village compatriots. Many have broken away from extended families, into nuclear abodes. A new African suburbia is branching out, as young parents try to buy distance from their elders and siblings….

This shift is what economists call the demographic dividend. It is the moment when big families become small. Parents find themselves with fewer mouths to feed, and more money on hand at the end of the month.

Invariably, many spend it educating their children, creating a workforce that will earn higher wages—and one day pay for their retirement. It is a phenomenon that has already helped push Latin America and East Asia up from poverty.

The next candidate for that economic miracle is Africa. And yet the continent is still a ways off.

In every African country, women are averaging fewer children now than their mothers had in 1990. But not by much: In Nigeria, it has taken 25 years for the birthrate to fall from 6.8 children per woman to six. Meanwhile, millions of mothers are giving birth in a delivery room for the first time in their family’s history. So their children are surviving more often, and growing up to have more children.

Birth control has been slow to catch on. Women in Nigeria who choose it are typically waiting until their 30s. Mariam Audu, a walk-in to Lokoja’s state family planning clinic, waited until she was 34, when she finally convinced her husband.

A few weeks after he agreed, he announced he was marrying a second wife—a teenager—so he could keep bringing children into the world.

“It’s our culture,” said the mother of five. “I didn’t want it, but as God brings it, I accept it.”

Family planning remains a delicate subject in this conservative country, which is almost equally divided between Muslims and Christians. Women need permission slips from their husbands to take birth control in the city of Kano, whose metropolitan population nears 10 million. All of the files from all the women who went on birth control last year in the largest hospital in the state don’t fill a single filing cabinet drawer.

Still, the idea is spreading, slowly, privately. In Lokoja, nurses at the state hospital have helped women hatch elaborate plans to covertly begin contraceptives. On a recent day, a new mother purposefully left her purse in the office—then ran back, without her husband, for a quick and surreptitious birth-control shot.

“Some people are with seven children, and their husband still wants more, but the strength of the woman, they can’t take it,” said Esther Akubo, the head nurse here. “So they come in secretly.”

If there’s a preview into how the world will be remade by Africa’s baby boom, it is to be had in Lokoja.

Much of the economy here revolves around petty trade—outdoor markets, or salesman stepping through traffic. What’s for sale is largely for children.

The article ends with a 91-year-old patriarch with 5 wives telling one of his 118 grandchildren that it’s time to cut back on having so many kids.

 
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  1. George Kenan, please come back, we need a new version of your Containment policy.

  2. Parents find themselves with fewer mouths to feed, and more money on hand at the end of the month.

    Invariably, many spend it educating their children, creating a workforce that will earn higher wages—and one day pay for their retirement.

    Hey – I thought they were supposed to come and fund our retirement?

  3. Imagining some of the potential scenarios scares me more than “The Road” starring Viggo Mortensen.

  4. By comparison, the average African will be 28. Some 1.3 billion people here will be both young and old enough to start a business, educate themselves, build new homes, embark on a career—and give the world’s farms and factories a reason to grow

    The article forgot one option: 1.3 Billion African will be both young and old enough arm themselves and fight out the numerous tribal issues they have.

    • Replies: @Anonymous
    We should all be thankful for the fact that black Africans seem constitutionally incapable of developing an indigenous armaments industry, or even for that matter of building the necessary vehicles of mechanized transport.
    Or come to think of it of organizing themselves into centralized, expansionist, militarized states with overseas conquest in mind.

    No. All we have to fear are our own politicians and most particularly The Economist magazine and the WSJ itself.
    Come to think of it, they are*infinitely* more dangerous to the the survival of white Europeans than a Nazi run Nigeria intent on finding lebensraum in Europe.
    , @pyrrhus
    The average IQ in subSaharan Africa is about 70. That means that about 1/10 of the population is educable to any western standard, and about 1/50 is smart enough to start businesses of any size.
    , @E. Harding
    If the average African will be 28 in 2050, that means 2050 will be at the tail end of a long era of massive African civil wars. Lebanon's median age is 29. Algeria's is 27. In 2010, Syria's was 23.
    , @Thea
    Cormac McCarthy is a great writer reflecting on the current malaise. He is up there with Tom Wolfe
  5. You can’t blame Murdoch for the WSJ publishing on their front page a long string of dubious anecdotes about foreign parts by someone who probably never left US shores, and pretending it’s a major piece of reporting. That’s been the paper’s standard practice for decades.

    • Replies: @Ed
    Drew has lived in Africa for years. Not sure if he's currently there now. The WSJ has some pretty good reporters, probably second best team out there.
  6. I wonder how long it will take before the average person realizes that the promise of turning the crowded third world ghettos into havens of engineers and doctors was always a farce.

    They’re still having a hard enough time as it is realizing that the waves of muslim immigrants into Europe aren’t comprised of doctors and lawyers.

    • Replies: @WhatEvvs
    The average person already knows that. Why do you think that people are crowding to Trump rallies? It's the guys who run the political parties who don't - or maybe they know, but they don't care. Because mean IQs don't matter.

    "How will the world look with vastly more Africans in it?"
     
    How will the world look with vastly more people with a mean IQ of 75 in it? Idiocracy.
    , @Anonymous
    "I wonder how long it will take before the average person realizes that the promise of turning the crowded third world ghettos into havens of engineers and doctors was always a farce."

    Did anyone ever really believe this and, if so, why?
  7. Origin of “crops rotting in the fields” and “doing work Americans wont do” discovered. Reagan, in 1977.

    WSJ Editorial: Reagan on Immigration

    This view was apparent in Reagan’s public statements well before he became President. In one of his radio addresses, in November 1977, he wondered about what he called “the illegal alien fuss. Are great numbers of our unemployed really victims of the illegal alien invasion, or are those illegal tourists actually doing work our own people won’t do? One thing is certain in this hungry world: No regulation or law should be allowed if it results in crops rotting in the fields for lack of harvesters.”

    • Replies: @Anonymous
    "Are great numbers of our unemployed really victims of the illegal alien invasion, or are those illegal tourists actually doing work our own people won’t do? One thing is certain in this hungry world: No regulation or law should be allowed if it results in crops rotting in the fields for lack of harvesters.”

    Wow. How long have the American people been fed these lines?
    , @Sgt. Joe Friday
    In all fairness to Reagan, the illegal immigrant population in 1977 was thought to be in the range of 500,000, not 11,000,000 and in most of the country the full effect of the 1965 immigration act had yet to be felt. Operation Wetback was still within memory of most people alive then, so the prevailing attitude then was probably "if there's a problem here, we know what to do about it."

    Less than 6 years later, Reagan saw the problem, and commented that we had lost control of our borders.

    After the 1986 amnesty, Reagan came to realize that he had been made to play Charlie Brown to the Democrats' and Chamber of Commerce's Lucy. He remarked that the amnesty was one of the biggest mistakes of his presidency.
    , @MarkinLA
    Thanks, I need to add this to my list for the Reagan worshippers.
  8. Does the article mention that these precious youth of the world’s future have an average IQ of 70?

  9. (Ebola … Ebola … Ebola … Ebola …)

    • Replies: @Former Darfur
    Ebola has been the focus of white science, like AIDS, so it probably won't be either of those.

    Decades ago I had a friend who had gotten involved in and dropped out of libertarianism just as I was getting into it. He was convinced that the first nuclear war would be between African chieftains. At the time I thought that was ridiculous, and I still do, but for a different reason. Machetes and rocks are cheaper.

    There will be a massive die off in Africa and the Middle East when the flow of white medicine, food and technology stops. Given the propensities of do-gooding whites-liberals and fundangelicals-that will happen when we ourselves have imploded, and not before.

    Disease and intertribal war will kill a lot, but starvation will be the end cause of death more often than now. Developing a communicable disease that would sterilize them, rather than kill them, would seem the only possible technological "fix", but even seriously proposing such a thing would be cause for prison time in much of the world.

    The palindromic professor thought a lot about this, and in respect to the raw numbers time has proven him incorrect. But will he be proven wrong in principle? I submit the answer is "probably not".

    And isn't the "population explosion" a fact? Sure it is, but don't overlook one detail -- the time factor. At the present rate, the globe, sometime between 2000 and 2005 A.D. -- that is to say *within forty years* -- will be infested by 5,000,000,000 anatomically human creatures, the maximum number for which food can be supplied by even the most intensive cultivation. And *then*, to keep the globe inhabitable at that bare subsistence level, it will be necessary to kill *every year* more people than now live in the whole United States -- kill them with atomic bombs or clubs, as may be more convenient.

    I shall not argue about what human beings could or could not become by biological evolution in half a million years: We all know, at least, that there is going to be *no* biological evolution in fifty years. And, if we stop a moment to think about it, we also know that the world is not going to have a population of five billion. Not ever.

    The population of the world is going to be drastically reduced before the year 2000.

    The reduction could come through natural causes. It is always possible -- far more possible than you imagine, if you have not investigated the relevant areas of scientific knowledge -- that next week or next year may bring the onset of a new pestilence that will have a proportional mortality as great as that of the epidemic in the time of the Antonines or the Black Plaque of the Middle Ages. Alternatively, the events described in John Christopher's brilliant novel, *No Blade of Grass*, could become fact, instead of fiction, at any time. And there are at least three other ways, all scientifically possible, in which the world could be partly depopulated in short order by strictly natural forces beyond our control.

    But if Nature does not act, men will. When things became a bit crowded in east Asia, for example, the Huns and, at a later time, the Mongols, swept a wide swath through the world as locusts sweep through a wheat field. And wherever they felt the inspiration, they were every bit as efficient as any quantity of hydrogen bombs you may care to imagine. In the natural course of human events, we shall see in the near future wars of extermination on scale and of an intensity that your mind will, at present, refuse to contemplate. The only question will be what peoples will be among the exterminated.

     
  10. In this century it’s not unkown to see labels from African countries, which you never saw in the 1980s.

    Look for the Union Label 1978 ILGWU ad

    There used to be more of us in the International Ladies Garment Workers’ Union, but a lot of the jobs have dissapeared. A lot of the clothes americans are buying for women are imported, they’re being made in foreign places. When the work’s done here, we can support our families, and pay our taxes, and buy the other things Americans make. That’s what it means when the label says “union”.

    • Replies: @Reg Cæsar
    So why didn't the ILGWU and other unions pressure their beloved Democrats into restricting immigration while they still had some say? [Non-union crickets chirping in background...]

    They were too busy trying to get us to switch from Rhodesian chrome to Soviet chrome. Of course, an embargo on all imported chrome, to protect American jobs, never entered their minds.
  11. Africa isn’t finding much use for its young, either. In Nigeria, just 9% of adults are employed full time by someone else, according to a 2012 Gallup poll. It is a number typical for the continent.

    Fortunately, the Magic Dirt (TM) of Detroit has proven… never mind.

    • Replies: @Anonym
    This 9%... that is nearly the talented tenth. Maybe after Truth gets pposteda bit further South and sows the wild oats a bit he can bring it up to 10%.
    , @Steve Sailer
    No, Detroit has Tragic Dirt. Detroit's suburbs have Magic Dirt.
    , @bomag
    So they are running a country with just 9% full time employment outside the home? Maybe they have figured it out...
  12. Don’t worry mate.

    The British government – whether of New Labour variety – or as it seems of Tory flavor – well let them *all* in.

    Never mind the ‘green belt’ – here’s The Economist.

  13. Anonymous • Disclaimer says:
    @backup

    By comparison, the average African will be 28. Some 1.3 billion people here will be both young and old enough to start a business, educate themselves, build new homes, embark on a career—and give the world’s farms and factories a reason to grow
     
    The article forgot one option: 1.3 Billion African will be both young and old enough arm themselves and fight out the numerous tribal issues they have.

    We should all be thankful for the fact that black Africans seem constitutionally incapable of developing an indigenous armaments industry, or even for that matter of building the necessary vehicles of mechanized transport.
    Or come to think of it of organizing themselves into centralized, expansionist, militarized states with overseas conquest in mind.

    No. All we have to fear are our own politicians and most particularly The Economist magazine and the WSJ itself.
    Come to think of it, they are*infinitely* more dangerous to the the survival of white Europeans than a Nazi run Nigeria intent on finding lebensraum in Europe.

    • Agree: BB753
    • Replies: @Reg Cæsar

    We should all be thankful for the fact that black Africans seem constitutionally incapable of developing an indigenous armaments industry...
     
    A certain Mr B H Obama, Sr, turned out to be a very effective stealth weapon.
    , @athEIst
    even for that matter of building something larger than a grass hut.
  14. @Anonym
    Africa isn’t finding much use for its young, either. In Nigeria, just 9% of adults are employed full time by someone else, according to a 2012 Gallup poll. It is a number typical for the continent.

    Fortunately, the Magic Dirt (TM) of Detroit has proven... never mind.

    This 9%… that is nearly the talented tenth. Maybe after Truth gets pposteda bit further South and sows the wild oats a bit he can bring it up to 10%.

  15. One of the great questions of the 21st century is unfolding outside his window: How will the world look with vastly more Africans in it?

    The article answers the question:

    His roof looks out over shanties

    just 9% of adults are employed full time by someone else

    population has been growing faster than governments can lay down the basics of a modern economy: power plants, roads and schools.

    electricity cuts out daily

    The public schools are packed, their textbooks few, and teachers regularly strike. … many are just a tin roof with a teacher underneath.

    Hundreds of day laborers sit on a single strip in downtown Lokoja and periodically fistfight over gigs.

    Women need permission slips from their husbands to take birth control

    Much of the economy … revolves around petty trade—outdoor markets, or salesman stepping through traffic.

    Ships no longer come to the dock here—the river has filled up with muck.

    The airstrip has fallen into disuse

    the supermarkets closed.

    Most of the factories in town have been shuttered … nd the goods for sale arrive from China.

    Infrastructure has worn thin.

    Trash gathers in open gutters

    streets flood so bad that neighbors here have called the BBC to report hippos swimming in their living room.

    There is only one public playground: Teenage vandals smashed it up years ago. Police smoke marijuana there.

    “Redemption from decay,” reads a nearby billboard for a local politician.

    • Agree: Daniel Williams
  16. The population explosion in Africa is the result of the inflated ego of the men who want to replicate themselves as many wives as it takes to do so. And we in Europe will be forced to take in thos surplus whose selfish parents could’t afford to educate tjem them. Happy Days are on the way.

    • Replies: @Anonymous
    Europe is not 'forced' to take them.

    In fact, they have absolutely no moral 'right' or 'claim' upon European people or the European continent whatsoever.

    The horrible situation we have today is due to European politicians - and most particularly that god-awful monstrosity called the EU - *choosing* to take them - for a whole variety of reasons perhaps best analyzed by those who specialise in abnormal psychology.

    This is an extremely important message to take on board.
    In fact, it explains this whole bogus 'crisis', the likely future extinction of white Europeans and that exceedingly important fact which I must re-iterate that the indigenous authochthnous peoples of Europe in all actuality, by all the tenets of moral, logical philosophy, jurisprudence and international relations as understood for millennia until the madness that swept the world post 1945, have absolutely no responsibility whatsoever to black Africans, of indeed any other aliens.
    , @notsaying
    I suspect there's tens of millions of parents in Africa who believe at least one of their kids will end up in the First World -- and tens of millions of their kids believe that too. The same goes for other places around the world, too, of course.

    It's a possible dream -- but one that will happen to less than 1% of the people who make lifetime decisions for themselves and their kids based on that dream.

    I think it's past time for the First World countries to start speaking directly to people in Africa and tell them that their many kids will not have a place in the First World. These people and their governments need a wakeup call.

    I do not know how you tell poor people who are not subsistence farmers that they should have fewer kids -- and just one wife, too. It should be obvious that when you don't have enough for 1 wife and 5 kids, the answer is not to get another wife and have more kids. There's certainly a lot of traditional notions perpetuating the big family, more wives men in Black Africa. But I think our own silence about the availability of escape routes to the First World definitely contributes to the problem too.
  17. @Anonym
    Africa isn’t finding much use for its young, either. In Nigeria, just 9% of adults are employed full time by someone else, according to a 2012 Gallup poll. It is a number typical for the continent.

    Fortunately, the Magic Dirt (TM) of Detroit has proven... never mind.

    No, Detroit has Tragic Dirt. Detroit’s suburbs have Magic Dirt.

    • Replies: @Harold
    It used to have Magic Dirt, the big question is what caused it to turn Tragic.
    , @Stan D Mute

    No, Detroit has Tragic Dirt. Detroit’s suburbs have Magic Dirt.
     
    Having been born in Detroit (for the record, I was not the last white, it is rumored there may have been one after me), I can attest that all Detroit's Magic Dirt was moved north of 8 Mile into Oakland County in 1968 during the great Detroit Dirt Move project spearheaded by L Brooks Patterson before he was elected as Oakland County's Chief Racist. Later, a highway was built as fortification to keep the Magic Dirt from being returned to Detroit as well as keep the Africans from moving north. However, since all the Magic Dirt, and thus intelligence which thrives thereupon, was in Oakland County, the highway had to be built at 10 Mile rather than on the 8 Mile border thus effectively allowing a subset of Africans to reside on the Magic Dirt between 8 & 10 Mile roads. Thus Southfield was born with its Magic Negroes nourished on the purloined Magic Dirt.

    Detroit truly has a fascinating history.
  18. @Steve Sailer
    No, Detroit has Tragic Dirt. Detroit's suburbs have Magic Dirt.

    It used to have Magic Dirt, the big question is what caused it to turn Tragic.

    • Replies: @Daniel Williams

    It used to have Magic Dirt, the big question is what caused it to turn Tragic.
     
    Racism.
  19. Secret birth control by wives (against the will of the husband) – this was quite frequent in the 1960s and 1970s, in Germany and Britain, but even more in Italy (where fertility rates have dropped unbelievably in the mean time). (Read Dick Francis, “Flying Finish”). So there’s a chance that fertility rates will drop in Africa, too.

    • Replies: @Steve Sailer
    This shouldn't be all that hard to encourage through the media, but does anybody want to be seen encouraging blacks to reproduce less?
    , @5371
    They sound a lot more like journalistic inventions in service of the "strawngg wymyn" ideology, than like accounts of actual events. When the French became the first nation to drastically lower their marital fertility, it was the husbands who did it ... by coitus interruptus.
    , @Kat Grey
    And if African fertility did miraculously drop some leftwing feminist freaks would start shrieking western genocide.
    , @Pericles
    In a polygynous society, or even in a more traditional one, you divorce barren wives and put your resources into fertile wives. What's the point of a wife if she can't (or won't) bear you children?
    , @Charles Erwin Wilson
    Send in the NGO's to educate the women. Fertility rates will drop below the 2.0 threshold faster that you can write "Obama is a Halfican-American."
  20. I wonder if, in the future, we will see many mulattoes moving from Europe to Africa, and I wonder if we will see resentment against their successfulness.

    Speaking of resentment, here is an interesting article I recently came across: The strange case of 77 blue-collar Chinese migrants that Kenya is calling “cyber-hackers”.

    Excerpt:

    “They stay not just because they want to make money but because they love Kenya,” says Wayne Wong, a Malaysian-Chinese pastor who works on promoting cultural ties between the Chinese community and locals in Nairobi and has been translating for the group during court hearings. “There’s less competition, more space, better quality of life.” He quotes a friend of his, a Chinese hotelier that has just settled down in Nairobi, “Once you get the Chinese to Africa, they never leave.”

    iSteve readers will not be surprised to learn the locals are not entirely enthusiastic:

    But as more Chinese move to Kenya, more Kenyans are unsure of their presence.

    [MORE]

    Chinese companies have been criticized for breaking local labor laws, unfairly outcompeting Kenyan businesses, and contributing to crime in the country. In 2012, Kenyan traders protested what they called “the infiltration” of Chinese hawkers, chanting during a rally, “Chinese go home.” A year later, Kenya’s National Intelligence Service wrote that “improved ties with China” might worsen unemployment, as Chinese immigrants took jobs that “should be preserved for Kenyans” like small-scale retail and the hospitality business.

    The arrest of the 77 Chinese alleged hackers also came amid several recent cases of Chinese behaving badly in Kenya. Earlier this year, a Chinese restaurant owner came under fire for barring African patrons after 5pm. There have been several cases of Chinese nationals smuggling ivory, and Chinese workers have been credited with a surge in prostitution.

    The Chinese are also seen as complicit with the corruption that pervades the Kenyan bureaucracy: two managers at the state-owned China Road and Bridge Group are being investigated for allegedly bribing highway officials to get around fines on overloaded trucks. Even the disappearance of stray dogs has been blamed on the Chinese and their dietary habits.

    Across the continent, there have been other cases of growing mistrust toward the Chinese. Clashes between Zambian workers and Chinese managers have been documented for years—in October, three Chinese nationals working for a Chinese company in Kitwe were killed by unknown attackers. In Ghana, about 200 Chinese miners were attacked and deported last year.

    • Replies: @Steve Sailer
    Obama's "Dreams From My Father" has a section on how much Obama's well-educated Kenyan half-sister hates South Asians.
    , @Anonymous
    Story seems to have a mundane ending:

    The 77 may well, in fact, have been the victims of other Chinese. According to Chinese media, a Taiwanese syndicate responsible for scams targeting mainland Chinese may have recruited the group to work in Africa. The head of the operation is believed to have quickly left Kenya after their arrest.
     
  21. Anonymous • Disclaimer says:
    @Kat Grey
    The population explosion in Africa is the result of the inflated ego of the men who want to replicate themselves as many wives as it takes to do so. And we in Europe will be forced to take in thos surplus whose selfish parents could't afford to educate tjem them. Happy Days are on the way.

    Europe is not ‘forced’ to take them.

    In fact, they have absolutely no moral ‘right’ or ‘claim’ upon European people or the European continent whatsoever.

    The horrible situation we have today is due to European politicians – and most particularly that god-awful monstrosity called the EU – *choosing* to take them – for a whole variety of reasons perhaps best analyzed by those who specialise in abnormal psychology.

    This is an extremely important message to take on board.
    In fact, it explains this whole bogus ‘crisis’, the likely future extinction of white Europeans and that exceedingly important fact which I must re-iterate that the indigenous authochthnous peoples of Europe in all actuality, by all the tenets of moral, logical philosophy, jurisprudence and international relations as understood for millennia until the madness that swept the world post 1945, have absolutely no responsibility whatsoever to black Africans, of indeed any other aliens.

    • Replies: @Kat Grey
    No we don't but who is championing white Europeans'right to exist beyond tbe next three generations? The few nationalist politicians only talk about closing borders to prevent more refugees from arriving but there is nobody who cares that London has more non-white children in its schools and most babies born in Paris are to non-French mothers. Belgium will soon be majority Muslim yet its citizens can move freely within the EU.
  22. @Harold
    I wonder if, in the future, we will see many mulattoes moving from Europe to Africa, and I wonder if we will see resentment against their successfulness.

    Speaking of resentment, here is an interesting article I recently came across: The strange case of 77 blue-collar Chinese migrants that Kenya is calling “cyber-hackers”.

    Excerpt:


    “They stay not just because they want to make money but because they love Kenya,” says Wayne Wong, a Malaysian-Chinese pastor who works on promoting cultural ties between the Chinese community and locals in Nairobi and has been translating for the group during court hearings. “There’s less competition, more space, better quality of life.” He quotes a friend of his, a Chinese hotelier that has just settled down in Nairobi, “Once you get the Chinese to Africa, they never leave.”

     

    iSteve readers will not be surprised to learn the locals are not entirely enthusiastic:

    But as more Chinese move to Kenya, more Kenyans are unsure of their presence.
     

    Chinese companies have been criticized for breaking local labor laws, unfairly outcompeting Kenyan businesses, and contributing to crime in the country. In 2012, Kenyan traders protested what they called “the infiltration” of Chinese hawkers, chanting during a rally, “Chinese go home.” A year later, Kenya’s National Intelligence Service wrote that “improved ties with China” might worsen unemployment, as Chinese immigrants took jobs that “should be preserved for Kenyans” like small-scale retail and the hospitality business.

    The arrest of the 77 Chinese alleged hackers also came amid several recent cases of Chinese behaving badly in Kenya. Earlier this year, a Chinese restaurant owner came under fire for barring African patrons after 5pm. There have been several cases of Chinese nationals smuggling ivory, and Chinese workers have been credited with a surge in prostitution.

    The Chinese are also seen as complicit with the corruption that pervades the Kenyan bureaucracy: two managers at the state-owned China Road and Bridge Group are being investigated for allegedly bribing highway officials to get around fines on overloaded trucks. Even the disappearance of stray dogs has been blamed on the Chinese and their dietary habits.

    Across the continent, there have been other cases of growing mistrust toward the Chinese. Clashes between Zambian workers and Chinese managers have been documented for years—in October, three Chinese nationals working for a Chinese company in Kitwe were killed by unknown attackers. In Ghana, about 200 Chinese miners were attacked and deported last year.

     

    Obama’s “Dreams From My Father” has a section on how much Obama’s well-educated Kenyan half-sister hates South Asians.

    • Replies: @Hacienda
    Fear not Africans.

    Xi Jinping loves you.

    http://www.nytimes.com/2013/03/26/world/asia/chinese-leader-xi-jinping-offers-africa-assurance-and-aid.html

    When blacks have to call a Chinaman, they have a phone number.
    What is YT's phone number?

  23. @Stogumber
    Secret birth control by wives (against the will of the husband) - this was quite frequent in the 1960s and 1970s, in Germany and Britain, but even more in Italy (where fertility rates have dropped unbelievably in the mean time). (Read Dick Francis, "Flying Finish"). So there's a chance that fertility rates will drop in Africa, too.

    This shouldn’t be all that hard to encourage through the media, but does anybody want to be seen encouraging blacks to reproduce less?

    • Replies: @Pat Casey
    If it were there, encouragement by the media would need to be very crafty, because reproduction is hugely entailed with the manhood identity among black males who reproduce, and who is to argue with that conception? Subtle ques that esteem quality over quantity, that being what real men foster they might say, would be marginally effective. The obvious and easiest route toward that end of course would be sports, perhaps a movie about a black father who raises a standout, whose brother raises a clan, who all want to be like their cousin. And may I also say if it is not obvious: blacks do not exactly respect will smith, not like they respect denzel. One prison guard went around saying, "It would behoove you"---because denzel said that in Member the Titans. They don't quote will smith. Which recalls the only basketball movie with true realism regarding ability: He Got Game. Of course I love Hoosiers, but basketball is the hardest sport to pretend to be good at for a reason. (I'm available!) Even Above the Rim (with Tupac!) ended in gawdforsaken layups.
    , @Anonym
    This shouldn’t be all that hard to encourage through the media, but does anybody want to be seen encouraging blacks to reproduce less?

    This anonymous internet commenter does.
  24. @Stogumber
    Secret birth control by wives (against the will of the husband) - this was quite frequent in the 1960s and 1970s, in Germany and Britain, but even more in Italy (where fertility rates have dropped unbelievably in the mean time). (Read Dick Francis, "Flying Finish"). So there's a chance that fertility rates will drop in Africa, too.

    They sound a lot more like journalistic inventions in service of the “strawngg wymyn” ideology, than like accounts of actual events. When the French became the first nation to drastically lower their marital fertility, it was the husbands who did it … by coitus interruptus.

  25. It’s a fact of life that Africa will always live beyond its means. No matter how much it has, there’ll always be millions of people with nothing, thanks to its population explosion. Instead of reminding ourselves of how lucky we are that they aren’t capable of conquering us by force, we in Europe are making it as easy as possible for them to come and replace us.

  26. Stogumber’s comment of a parallel between the Western past and Third World present reminded me of an article I came across a few years ago (probably via Arts & Letters Daily): Dickens in Lagos

    It begins:

    Two years ago in Rangoon, I met a toothpick-thin, boisterous young Burmese man called Somerset. He had conferred this nickname on himself at age sixteen, after renting a collection of stories by W. Somerset Maugham from one of the bookstalls on Pansodan Road. By memorizing sentences from the collection, Somerset taught himself a somewhat formal and archaic English. Then he moved on to Dickens. His identification with the works of these long-dead British writers was total. “All of those characters are me,” Somerset explained. “Neither a British nor American young man living in the twenty-first century can understand a Dickens as well as I can. I am living in a Dickens atmosphere. Our country is at least one or two centuries behind the Western world. My neighborhood—bleak, poor, with small domestic industries, children playing on the street, the parents are fighting with each other, some are with great debt, eve­ryone is dirty. That is Dickens. In that Dickens atmosphere I grew up. I am more equipped to understand Dickens than modern novels.

    Regarding Lagos, and relevant to the camp of the saints:

    In the relentless daily commercial hustle, everyone has an economic place in a system based on patronage: the person above you (your oga, or master) provides a subsistence living and protection of sorts, for which you owe him a pledge of loyalty and a cut of your earnings. For example, the boys who scavenge the gutters and streets for pieces of discarded plastic sell their haul to their oga, who in turn sells it to a plastics grinder. Lagos attracts the ambitious and desperate young from all over West Africa, 6,000 of them a day. They are drawn by stories of quick wealth, spread by immigrants who return home over the holidays flashing new clothes and gifts. When a newcomer arrives in the city, he’s initially dependent on an oga for a place to sleep and a meal or two. The charity lasts around twenty-four hours, then the new arrival is on his own and has to start paying back his oga for the kindness. Illusions quickly die, and he soon realizes what a young man who was cutting hardwood boards in a sawmill told me: “Nobody will care for you, and you have to struggle to survive.”

  27. Looks like Planned Parenthood Global has a lot of work on its hands. PPG reportedly is focusing on Senegal, Burkina Faso, Nigeria, Sudan, South Sudan, Uganda, Ethiopa, and Kenya in Africa. As Instapundit might say, faster please.

    • Replies: @ren

    Looks like Planned Parenthood Global has a lot of work on its hands. PPG reportedly is focusing on Senegal, Burkina Faso, Nigeria, Sudan, South Sudan, Uganda, Ethiopa, and Kenya in Africa. As Instapundit might say, faster please.
     
    All they have to do is just pay the women a few hundred dollars to get sterilized and they will line up around the corner for it. Incentives matter.
  28. @Steve Sailer
    This shouldn't be all that hard to encourage through the media, but does anybody want to be seen encouraging blacks to reproduce less?

    If it were there, encouragement by the media would need to be very crafty, because reproduction is hugely entailed with the manhood identity among black males who reproduce, and who is to argue with that conception? Subtle ques that esteem quality over quantity, that being what real men foster they might say, would be marginally effective. The obvious and easiest route toward that end of course would be sports, perhaps a movie about a black father who raises a standout, whose brother raises a clan, who all want to be like their cousin. And may I also say if it is not obvious: blacks do not exactly respect will smith, not like they respect denzel. One prison guard went around saying, “It would behoove you”—because denzel said that in Member the Titans. They don’t quote will smith. Which recalls the only basketball movie with true realism regarding ability: He Got Game. Of course I love Hoosiers, but basketball is the hardest sport to pretend to be good at for a reason. (I’m available!) Even Above the Rim (with Tupac!) ended in gawdforsaken layups.

  29. I follow Drew on Twittter and have had some pleasant exchanges with him. He’s generally very honest about the issues Africa faces. He doesn’t strike me as one that’s overly bullish & nonsensical like Howard French. Of course, he’d also like to keep his job, maintain contacts etc. so there’s only so much he can say or write.

  30. @5371
    You can't blame Murdoch for the WSJ publishing on their front page a long string of dubious anecdotes about foreign parts by someone who probably never left US shores, and pretending it's a major piece of reporting. That's been the paper's standard practice for decades.

    Drew has lived in Africa for years. Not sure if he’s currently there now. The WSJ has some pretty good reporters, probably second best team out there.

    • Replies: @Steve Sailer
    The article is bylined from an obscure but very fast growing city in Nigeria. I cut out a lot of the local color details in the excerpt I posted, but if you read them you'll be sure the reporter went to the trouble of visiting the bylined place.
  31. Nigeria will be interesting to watch in the coming years. Boko Harem stalks its North. Biafra 2.0 is picking up steam with Igbo calls for their own state growing louder. All against the backdrop of declining oil revenue which means less money for Nigeria’s famously corrupt politicians.

    Nigeria is also a net importer of food, its domestic industry done in by shoddy infrastructure. Wouldn’t surprise me if there’s a major starvation event in Nigeria within the next 5 years.

    • Replies: @Romanian
    Boko Haram is no more. Now it is the Islamic State's West Africans Province. Jihadi franchising 101. I think Mr. Sailer had a comment on the effects of globalization on radicalization and homogeneity among previously separate and disparate Muslim groups.

    I'm sure the West would love to feed Nigeria in the event of a disaster.
  32. Yikes, either these people learn to do some “family planning” or we’ll have to wait for Nature to do it the old fashioned way.. Which will be unpleasant.

  33. @Steve Sailer
    This shouldn't be all that hard to encourage through the media, but does anybody want to be seen encouraging blacks to reproduce less?

    This shouldn’t be all that hard to encourage through the media, but does anybody want to be seen encouraging blacks to reproduce less?

    This anonymous internet commenter does.

  34. The only chance for Africa, in light of it’s IQ is to become the last hub of production for simple goods like clothing and other consumer goods. This will not only ensure a proper livelihood for the people there, but will also ensure that the continent gets urbanized and fertility gets brought down.

    Oh yeah, and about Nigeria. Without doubt it will become the most “interesting” country to watch in combination with Niger, the fastest growing country on earth. The Muslims in the north of Nigeria have a TFR of 7, like in Niger, but the Christians in the south only get around 4.5 children per woman. A short glimpse in Google Earth shows us that the Christian South of Nigeria can support much more people than the arid and dry north. It is only a matter of time until the extremely fast growing Muslim population of both Nigeria and Niger will develop expansionist ideas against the Christian south, and then the explosion happens.

    • Replies: @iSteveFan

    The only chance for Africa, in light of it’s IQ is to become the last hub of production for simple goods like clothing and other consumer goods. This will not only ensure a proper livelihood for the people there, but will also ensure that the continent gets urbanized and fertility gets brought down.
     
    This won't happen because it is cheaper to manufacture in China and ship the finished goods to Africa. And we all know that open border supporters from the pro-business wing can't fathom giving up a penny of profit. So they support a flood of immigrants into the First World to lower wages despite the fact it erodes the quality of life, and they support centralizing all production in a few places like China despite the fact that it guarantees places like Africa will never create enough jobs for the natives.
    , @Ed
    Fulani herdsman from the North have been attacking farmers in the South, to gain access to grazing lands. Many have died. So looks like the push is on.

    http://www.vanguardngr.com/2015/11/oyo-fulani-herdsmen-farmers-in-fresh-collision-course/
  35. Peter Hathaway Capstick was a New Jersey stockbroker back in the day who got tired of his gig and became a big game hunter and professional guide. He started off hunting big cats down in South America, and later moved to Africa where he had a long and successful career, including authoring a number of books, the first of which was “Death in the Long Grass,” with a chapter dedicated to each of Africa’s “big five” dangerous game animals. There was a saying that he adopted there and used frequently, when something would go wrong and you would be killed by flora, fauna or topological features of the landscape.

    Africa wins again.

    • Replies: @Former Darfur
    I very fondly remember Capstick's writing in the pages of various gun magazines, much of which wasn't really about guns or hunting as such. Indeed, the superb stories of Lucian Cary, of Capstick, and of many other great writers were an oasis of great literature to me in the 1970s, when novels available to me were crap like Erica Jong. Some of those were then living and many others were of those long since deceased, like Cary.

    One can buy a CD of every edition of Gun Digest every so often for $49 on sale. It is very well worth it for this type of literature alone. There are also many of the old "boy's stories" reprinted therein, peripherally about guns or hunting but in reality little morality plays, extolling the true manly virtues.

    There is sort of a resurgence of appreciation of much of this type of writing now. I note that the club for bulldozer collectors-you can't make this up!-offers a good selection of Steven Meader's young adult books, set in anywhere from the 1840s to the 1950s. These are much of the same. (Only one of which concerns itself with a bulldozer.) Many books of this type have fallen out of copyright protection, but most of the better ones were renewed in the 1970s and 1980s and consequently will be life-and ninety protected, and therefore not reissued at all.
    , @Reg Cæsar
    With two or three or four billion Africans, big game hunting will be a thing of the distant past. You'll be lucky to keep a few megafauna in zoos.
  36. I remember a couple of “made in Africa” tags from the 80s. I had a simple cotton jacket from some surfing-oriented brand that said “Made in the Mountain Kingdom of Lesotho,” and shirts that were “Made in Mauritius.” Of course, these are small, unusual African countries. I have never seen “made in Nigeria” or something like that.

  37. Africans are going to eat up or sell parts from all the animals in Africa long before they reach 2.4 billion. And the ones they don’t eat (dogs and cats) the Chinese immigrants are going to eat.

    Odd that the Green Community is not talking about this.

    • Replies: @Stan D Mute

    Africans are going to eat up or sell parts from all the animals in Africa long before they reach 2.4 billion.

     

    It's a testament to conservationists that this hasn't already happened. Whites and Asians killed off most of the fauna capable of predation on humans at a much earlier stage. Africans weren't up to the task until given white designed and built weapons. But in this day of AK-47s and RPGs, it's pretty amazing that any rhinoceros, elephants, hippopotamus, and lions still roam the wild at all.
  38. @Hippopotamusdrome


    In this century it’s not unkown to see labels from African countries, which you never saw in the 1980s.

     

    ...


    Look for the Union Label 1978 ILGWU ad

    There used to be more of us in the International Ladies Garment Workers' Union, but a lot of the jobs have dissapeared. A lot of the clothes americans are buying for women are imported, they're being made in foreign places. When the work's done here, we can support our families, and pay our taxes, and buy the other things Americans make. That's what it means when the label says "union".

     

    So why didn’t the ILGWU and other unions pressure their beloved Democrats into restricting immigration while they still had some say? [Non-union crickets chirping in background…]

    They were too busy trying to get us to switch from Rhodesian chrome to Soviet chrome. Of course, an embargo on all imported chrome, to protect American jobs, never entered their minds.

    • Replies: @MarkinLA
    Well they obviously didn't have as much say as the Jews in 1965 did they? They were browbeaten with the combination of the nonsense about Nazi Germany and the Ship of the Damned and all the lies about how it wouldn't do anything to change the demographic makeup of the country to do anything.

    In addition, the Democrats could see the demographic trend. Kevin Phillips had written about the coming Republican majority. The Democrats could see that white union members weren't going to be enough.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kevin_Phillips_%28political_commentator%29

    On the Republican side, during the 70s and 80s the corporations were using illegals to break unions like IBP did to the meatpackers. They were even sending buses to Mexico to get scabs and the Reagan administration did nothing to stop them. The union power was dwindling and both parties were complicit in displacing the white working class.
    , @MarkinLA
    Who really should have squawked were the blacks. They were moving from the south to the north to get the jobs that were being created in the 60s when the US was the major manufacturing force in the free world. I suspect that corporations eager to avoid hiring blacks were silently behind the push to open the borders as well.
  39. @Anonymous
    We should all be thankful for the fact that black Africans seem constitutionally incapable of developing an indigenous armaments industry, or even for that matter of building the necessary vehicles of mechanized transport.
    Or come to think of it of organizing themselves into centralized, expansionist, militarized states with overseas conquest in mind.

    No. All we have to fear are our own politicians and most particularly The Economist magazine and the WSJ itself.
    Come to think of it, they are*infinitely* more dangerous to the the survival of white Europeans than a Nazi run Nigeria intent on finding lebensraum in Europe.

    We should all be thankful for the fact that black Africans seem constitutionally incapable of developing an indigenous armaments industry…

    A certain Mr B H Obama, Sr, turned out to be a very effective stealth weapon.

    • Replies: @Bill Jones
    But biological weapons are outlawed now.

    The problem is , of course, all the fault of the Honkies.

    How dare they interrupt age old traditions by inserting modern medicine and ready access to food into such a venerable culture?

    , @Romanian
    Can I disagree with you on that?

    This is a Romanian military blog's short post on the armaments industry in Sudan http://www.rumaniamilitary.ro/potentialul-industriei-militare-din-sudan
    It has pictures and Google Translate will do a good job with it. Some takeaways - a centralized African state can (and probably will) sustain an armaments industry, for internal acquisitions and also exports. You cannot expect railguns, AI and nanomaterials, but they do their licensed Soviet-era stuff or licensed Chinese knock-offs of Soviet stuff well. Then again, that's the point - many of these armaments were developed with the idea of sustaining production in adverse conditions throughout an on-going war where finesse and certain modes of production might become difficult.

    The War Nerd has written about the WW1 style war between Ethiopia and Eritrea http://exiledonline.com/its-d-day-in-zalambessa/

    The thing is that these countries are advanced and organized enough to have these weapons and duke it out like it's 1914, but not advanced enough to have become too fearful of what they might lose should war break out (crashing stock-markets, risking the loss of the 1.8 children they pop out (nod to Europe), financial hardship through attrition of expensive equipment etc.)

    I would also disagree on the strong state theory. Again, the War Nerd provides good justification in his articles on Biafra and on the West's support for Hutus against the more organized and militarily inclined Tutsis.
    https://www.nsfwcorp.com/dispatch/war-nerd-boko-haram/
    www.exile.ru/articles/detail.php?ARTICLE_ID=7490&IBLOCK_ID=35
    The second is paywalled, but, if you hit print just before the sign appears, you can extract the article.

    Also, this is very good
    https://www.nsfwcorp.com/dispatch/tutsi-empire-interrupted/

    A strong state could promote falling fertility more effectively, since the very definition of being strong is that you have the means and the willingness to use them to impose policies. It would also be in its interest to reduce its youth bulge and provide for them more effectively, to avoid being plagued by unrest. It could also allow for the various unsavory means of creating a majority culture and tribe that can anchor the state and possibly make loyalty towards the collective good a bit more prevalent. Paul Kagame in Rwanda has been very active in reducing birthrates in his very crowded nation. The day I see an African nation pulling off something like the "one child policy" or some sort of eugenics based rate of differential reproduction is the day we will hail a new China that might not disappoint. And, if they start attacking their weaker neighbors, then it is history in the making. Conquest was the main model of exporting a good political, religious and economic system back in the day.

    Europe has had hundreds of years and two world wars and their aftermaths to become more homogeneous and it has served Europe well, a lesson (like that of the USSR's repressed nationalism) that it has forgotten.

    PS Damn, I wanted to reply to Anonymous above you, Reg Caesar. There should be an option to add more people to whom you are responding.

  40. @Reg Cæsar

    We should all be thankful for the fact that black Africans seem constitutionally incapable of developing an indigenous armaments industry...
     
    A certain Mr B H Obama, Sr, turned out to be a very effective stealth weapon.

    But biological weapons are outlawed now.

    The problem is , of course, all the fault of the Honkies.

    How dare they interrupt age old traditions by inserting modern medicine and ready access to food into such a venerable culture?

  41. @Ed
    Nigeria will be interesting to watch in the coming years. Boko Harem stalks its North. Biafra 2.0 is picking up steam with Igbo calls for their own state growing louder. All against the backdrop of declining oil revenue which means less money for Nigeria's famously corrupt politicians.

    Nigeria is also a net importer of food, its domestic industry done in by shoddy infrastructure. Wouldn't surprise me if there's a major starvation event in Nigeria within the next 5 years.

    Boko Haram is no more. Now it is the Islamic State’s West Africans Province. Jihadi franchising 101. I think Mr. Sailer had a comment on the effects of globalization on radicalization and homogeneity among previously separate and disparate Muslim groups.

    I’m sure the West would love to feed Nigeria in the event of a disaster.

    • Replies: @Erik Sieven
    and of course in case of civil war in Nigeria Merkel would take in each and every Nigerian (as long as he is healthy, young and male). This includes of course every Congolese who says he is from Nigeria
  42. In the meantime, this continent is losing one of the great races of the century.

    In the meantime, all continents are losing possibly the greatest race in history, barring some ancient-astronaut Atlantis types we don’t know about, amirite? 😉

  43. @Steve Sailer
    Obama's "Dreams From My Father" has a section on how much Obama's well-educated Kenyan half-sister hates South Asians.

    Fear not Africans.

    Xi Jinping loves you.

    http://www.nytimes.com/2013/03/26/world/asia/chinese-leader-xi-jinping-offers-africa-assurance-and-aid.html

    When blacks have to call a Chinaman, they have a phone number.
    What is YT’s phone number?

  44. Mainstream media outlets have been printing articles like this for years, so this is nothing new. Boring and predictable.

  45. BigMoney/BigMedia salivating over a promising herd of human livestock…

  46. @Reg Cæsar

    We should all be thankful for the fact that black Africans seem constitutionally incapable of developing an indigenous armaments industry...
     
    A certain Mr B H Obama, Sr, turned out to be a very effective stealth weapon.

    Can I disagree with you on that?

    This is a Romanian military blog’s short post on the armaments industry in Sudan http://www.rumaniamilitary.ro/potentialul-industriei-militare-din-sudan
    It has pictures and Google Translate will do a good job with it. Some takeaways – a centralized African state can (and probably will) sustain an armaments industry, for internal acquisitions and also exports. You cannot expect railguns, AI and nanomaterials, but they do their licensed Soviet-era stuff or licensed Chinese knock-offs of Soviet stuff well. Then again, that’s the point – many of these armaments were developed with the idea of sustaining production in adverse conditions throughout an on-going war where finesse and certain modes of production might become difficult.

    The War Nerd has written about the WW1 style war between Ethiopia and Eritrea http://exiledonline.com/its-d-day-in-zalambessa/

    The thing is that these countries are advanced and organized enough to have these weapons and duke it out like it’s 1914, but not advanced enough to have become too fearful of what they might lose should war break out (crashing stock-markets, risking the loss of the 1.8 children they pop out (nod to Europe), financial hardship through attrition of expensive equipment etc.)

    I would also disagree on the strong state theory. Again, the War Nerd provides good justification in his articles on Biafra and on the West’s support for Hutus against the more organized and militarily inclined Tutsis.
    https://www.nsfwcorp.com/dispatch/war-nerd-boko-haram/
    http://www.exile.ru/articles/detail.php?ARTICLE_ID=7490&IBLOCK_ID=35
    The second is paywalled, but, if you hit print just before the sign appears, you can extract the article.

    Also, this is very good
    https://www.nsfwcorp.com/dispatch/tutsi-empire-interrupted/

    A strong state could promote falling fertility more effectively, since the very definition of being strong is that you have the means and the willingness to use them to impose policies. It would also be in its interest to reduce its youth bulge and provide for them more effectively, to avoid being plagued by unrest. It could also allow for the various unsavory means of creating a majority culture and tribe that can anchor the state and possibly make loyalty towards the collective good a bit more prevalent. Paul Kagame in Rwanda has been very active in reducing birthrates in his very crowded nation. The day I see an African nation pulling off something like the “one child policy” or some sort of eugenics based rate of differential reproduction is the day we will hail a new China that might not disappoint. And, if they start attacking their weaker neighbors, then it is history in the making. Conquest was the main model of exporting a good political, religious and economic system back in the day.

    Europe has had hundreds of years and two world wars and their aftermaths to become more homogeneous and it has served Europe well, a lesson (like that of the USSR’s repressed nationalism) that it has forgotten.

    PS Damn, I wanted to reply to Anonymous above you, Reg Caesar. There should be an option to add more people to whom you are responding.

    • Agree: Bill Jones
    • Replies: @5371
    Kagame is neoliberals', neocons' and war nerds' Numinous Negro.
    , @Steve Sailer
    The Rwandan Tutsis have pulled off some piratical military adventures in the Congo that are impressive: probably comparable to what the Chechen rebels did in the 1990s to the Russians.
  47. Say goodbye to the lions and tigers and…

    • Replies: @ApacheTrout
    There are no tigers in Africa, but your premise is correct. The animals are screwed due to habitat destruction by an expanding population with an understandable desire to feed themselves. African tourism will take a heavy hit since the only reason most non-business people go to these countries is to see the charismatic megafauna. Egypt and South Africa might be exceptions, but political chaos and the threat of violence are impacting them as well.
  48. @Romanian
    Can I disagree with you on that?

    This is a Romanian military blog's short post on the armaments industry in Sudan http://www.rumaniamilitary.ro/potentialul-industriei-militare-din-sudan
    It has pictures and Google Translate will do a good job with it. Some takeaways - a centralized African state can (and probably will) sustain an armaments industry, for internal acquisitions and also exports. You cannot expect railguns, AI and nanomaterials, but they do their licensed Soviet-era stuff or licensed Chinese knock-offs of Soviet stuff well. Then again, that's the point - many of these armaments were developed with the idea of sustaining production in adverse conditions throughout an on-going war where finesse and certain modes of production might become difficult.

    The War Nerd has written about the WW1 style war between Ethiopia and Eritrea http://exiledonline.com/its-d-day-in-zalambessa/

    The thing is that these countries are advanced and organized enough to have these weapons and duke it out like it's 1914, but not advanced enough to have become too fearful of what they might lose should war break out (crashing stock-markets, risking the loss of the 1.8 children they pop out (nod to Europe), financial hardship through attrition of expensive equipment etc.)

    I would also disagree on the strong state theory. Again, the War Nerd provides good justification in his articles on Biafra and on the West's support for Hutus against the more organized and militarily inclined Tutsis.
    https://www.nsfwcorp.com/dispatch/war-nerd-boko-haram/
    www.exile.ru/articles/detail.php?ARTICLE_ID=7490&IBLOCK_ID=35
    The second is paywalled, but, if you hit print just before the sign appears, you can extract the article.

    Also, this is very good
    https://www.nsfwcorp.com/dispatch/tutsi-empire-interrupted/

    A strong state could promote falling fertility more effectively, since the very definition of being strong is that you have the means and the willingness to use them to impose policies. It would also be in its interest to reduce its youth bulge and provide for them more effectively, to avoid being plagued by unrest. It could also allow for the various unsavory means of creating a majority culture and tribe that can anchor the state and possibly make loyalty towards the collective good a bit more prevalent. Paul Kagame in Rwanda has been very active in reducing birthrates in his very crowded nation. The day I see an African nation pulling off something like the "one child policy" or some sort of eugenics based rate of differential reproduction is the day we will hail a new China that might not disappoint. And, if they start attacking their weaker neighbors, then it is history in the making. Conquest was the main model of exporting a good political, religious and economic system back in the day.

    Europe has had hundreds of years and two world wars and their aftermaths to become more homogeneous and it has served Europe well, a lesson (like that of the USSR's repressed nationalism) that it has forgotten.

    PS Damn, I wanted to reply to Anonymous above you, Reg Caesar. There should be an option to add more people to whom you are responding.

    Kagame is neoliberals’, neocons’ and war nerds’ Numinous Negro.

    • Replies: @Romanian
    Remember Ambrose Bierce's definition of an African-American? It's the same with Kagame. He's doing most of what his people and the wider world would need him to do. That's all, at least from my perspective. If I compare him to other African leaders with authoritarian streaks, he looks fit for a Nobel prize. In another time and place, Rwanda would have swallowed the Congo whole and expanded its good governance, instead of putting Kabila in charge there.
  49. WhatEvvs [AKA "Internet Addict"] says:
    @johnny memeonic
    I wonder how long it will take before the average person realizes that the promise of turning the crowded third world ghettos into havens of engineers and doctors was always a farce.

    They're still having a hard enough time as it is realizing that the waves of muslim immigrants into Europe aren't comprised of doctors and lawyers.

    The average person already knows that. Why do you think that people are crowding to Trump rallies? It’s the guys who run the political parties who don’t – or maybe they know, but they don’t care. Because mean IQs don’t matter.

    “How will the world look with vastly more Africans in it?”

    How will the world look with vastly more people with a mean IQ of 75 in it? Idiocracy.

  50. Africa’s population has been growing faster than governments can lay down the basics of a modern economy: power plants, roads and schools.

    According to David Lamb, there was more infrastructure at the end of the colonial era, than twenty years after: roads returned to jungle, air fields were littered with rusting old airplanes no one bothered to maintain.

    Will Africa figure out a way to tap this fountain of youth? Will the world?

    A tsunami is coming our way: will we figure out a way to tap this plentiful source of salt water?

    2050, the U.N. projects. That would be double the current number and 25% of the world’s total. There will be 399 million Nigerians then, more than Americans.

    More than the number of Americans in 2015, but not the number of Americans in 2050. Funny how a lot of people are in denial about our own population explosion. We already have as many people as India had in 1945.

    Nigeria has just 20,000 mortgages open for a country of 182 million.

    Redlining!

  51. @johnny memeonic
    I wonder how long it will take before the average person realizes that the promise of turning the crowded third world ghettos into havens of engineers and doctors was always a farce.

    They're still having a hard enough time as it is realizing that the waves of muslim immigrants into Europe aren't comprised of doctors and lawyers.

    “I wonder how long it will take before the average person realizes that the promise of turning the crowded third world ghettos into havens of engineers and doctors was always a farce.”

    Did anyone ever really believe this and, if so, why?

    • Replies: @Anon7
    Sure, lots of people believed it, and more importantly, the people who believed it were/are the decision makers in our country.

    This belief got its start in the 1970's; rich people in places like India, Japan, Iraq, Iran etc. started sending their smart kids over here for post-grad education. Then, companies in the US started hiring smart guys from these places and elsewhere. Everyone "over there" is really smart!

    It's called "sample bias". I live in a college town, and every single person I meet from outside the USA is very bright indeed - and many of them quite well-to-do, or will be, once they finish their post-graduate work.

    Too late, the decision makers are understanding that they've only met the top 1% - and they're inviting the dregs, the ones who can't even make it where they are, to live here.
    , @Pericles
    Various Swedish mainstream media have indeed claimed that, presumably to make the medicine go down. Here are some examples from the estimable Tino Sanandaji (in Swedish so have Google Translate available).

    http://www.tino.us/2015/10/forskningsstudie-bekraftar-lag-utbildningsniva-bland-syrier-i-turkiet/

    http://www.tino.us/2015/11/aftonbladet-fyra-av-tio-nyanlanda-syrier-ar-akademiker-om-man-med-akademiker-menar-svetsare-och-mekanier/

    http://www.tino.us/2015/10/norska-ssb-bekraftar-lag-utbildningsniva-bland-nyanlanda-syrier/

    http://www.tino.us/2015/09/endast-6-procent-av-nyanlanda-far-riktiga-jobb-efter-arbetsformedlingens-etableringsplan/

    And more. Pretty devastating, I'd say.
  52. Anonymous • Disclaimer says:
    @Hippopotamusdrome
    Origin of "crops rotting in the fields" and "doing work Americans wont do" discovered. Reagan, in 1977.

    WSJ Editorial: Reagan on Immigration
    ...
    This view was apparent in Reagan's public statements well before he became President. In one of his radio addresses, in November 1977, he wondered about what he called "the illegal alien fuss. Are great numbers of our unemployed really victims of the illegal alien invasion, or are those illegal tourists actually doing work our own people won't do? One thing is certain in this hungry world: No regulation or law should be allowed if it results in crops rotting in the fields for lack of harvesters."

     

    “Are great numbers of our unemployed really victims of the illegal alien invasion, or are those illegal tourists actually doing work our own people won’t do? One thing is certain in this hungry world: No regulation or law should be allowed if it results in crops rotting in the fields for lack of harvesters.”

    Wow. How long have the American people been fed these lines?

  53. Better, by some measures. Humanity is aging. By 2050, nearly a fourth of the people on earth will have passed their 60th birthday, compared with just one-eighth now. A swelling portion of the global economy will be spent hospitalizing or retiring old people.

    This is seriously one of the stupidest ideas I’ve seen in a non-poz publication. If we require 1.5X working age persons to take care of X retired persons, how many more people will be required to take care of those 4 billion aging Africans someday? Or is it Nigerians (holding bedpans) all the way down?

    And if we in the end all agree some combo of automation, later retirement, and more frugal care of the elderly will be required, why not impose those measures now when our ecological resources are not straining at the breaking point?

    Personally, I honk some sort of non-progeny tax is in order. In the media today, characters who try

    • Replies: @ren


    Better, by some measures. Humanity is aging. By 2050, nearly a fourth of the people on earth will have passed their 60th birthday, compared with just one-eighth now. A swelling portion of the global economy will be spent hospitalizing or retiring old people.
     
    This is seriously one of the stupidest ideas I’ve seen in a non-poz publication. If we require 1.5X working age persons to take care of X retired persons, how many more people will be required to take care of those 4 billion aging Africans someday? Or is it Nigerians (holding bedpans) all the way down?
     
    I have been telling my son since about age four that it is his daughters who should take care of him when he is old, and me when I am old. The obvious implication is that he needs to marry and have some children to whom this task will fall. Maybe have exclusive homes with white only employees. If your firm does not employ more than a certain number of employees, you can discriminate. I have noticed some small nursing homes popping up in very expensive neighborhoods here. It is just a four bedroom one story house. All residents and employees are white. They don't advertise. My friend's mother was there for dementia and failing health. It just looks like a regular house.



    And if we in the end all agree some combo of automation, later retirement, and more frugal care of the elderly will be required, why not impose those measures now when our ecological resources are not straining at the breaking point?
     
    What ecological resources? Seriously, the way that guy writes you would get the feeling he thinks that natural resources are infinite, and that there is no such thing as pollution or climate change, etc.


    Personally, I think some sort of non-progeny tax is in order.
     
    Absolutely. Their taxes will pay dindu's to wipe their butts when they are old. So those folks they pay big bucks to stay away from all their lives will be washing their privates for them.
    Ewww.
  54. “Europe would be a natural destination for young Africans” – Rome was a natural destination for young Germans.

  55. Africa will soon become the world’s most reliable source of new life: of college graduates, young workers and budding consumers.

    College graduates? Only if the West continues to selectively syphon off Africa’s best and brightest, stripping the continent of its scarce human capital and thus insuring that the billions left behind will be mired in a permanent state of underdevelopment.

    A better alternative might be for our Ivy League youth to go to Africa between their sophomore and junior years on do-gooder projects, but with the secret intention of impregnating as many nubile young virgins as they are able to seduce. Now that would be a legacy worth leaving!

    • Replies: @iSteveFan

    College graduates? Only if the West continues to selectively syphon off Africa’s best and brightest, stripping the continent of its scarce human capital and thus insuring that the billions left behind will be mired in a permanent state of underdevelopment.
     
    I'm surprised progressives and others haven't seen fit to take up this issue. The West is indeed stripping Africa and other developing nations of its best talent. Just as the evil, old colonialists extracted natural resources, the modern oligarchs are extracting human resources today. Surely there is something in this line of thought that is worthy of a hashtag and a social media following.
    , @Discordiax

    A better alternative might be for our Ivy League youth to go to Africa between their sophomore and junior years on do-gooder projects, but with the secret intention of impregnating as many nubile young virgins as they are able to seduce.
     
    As over half of our Ivy LEague youth are female, the impregnating would likely work the other way in most cases.
  56. “The promise of African youth”

    The world is about to get a lot more yooty. Many more yoots.

    “Will a baby boom pull the world’s poorest continent into the center of global affairs?”

    It will put Europe into the center of global affairs as the Camp of the Saints is a 24/7/365 matter.

    “At 93, Mr. Musa has something to do with all this. In his seven decades as the reigning nut trader in town, he has had 21 children by five wives, and 118 grandchildren.”

    Mr. Musa was just keeping it real.

    • Replies: @Anonymous
    'Reigning nut trader'

    More like 'reigning nut blaster'.
  57. @backup

    By comparison, the average African will be 28. Some 1.3 billion people here will be both young and old enough to start a business, educate themselves, build new homes, embark on a career—and give the world’s farms and factories a reason to grow
     
    The article forgot one option: 1.3 Billion African will be both young and old enough arm themselves and fight out the numerous tribal issues they have.

    The average IQ in subSaharan Africa is about 70. That means that about 1/10 of the population is educable to any western standard, and about 1/50 is smart enough to start businesses of any size.

    • Replies: @Former Darfur
    You are assuming the same distribution as in white society, which is probably a mistake. It could well be a lot less-the outliers could all, or almost all be Africans with a completely African appearance but some trace of white ancestry. Only mass DNA analysis would tell, and it isn't happening any time soon.
  58. (previous comment posted too soon and cut-off…) Personally, I think some sort of non-progeny tax is in order. In the media today, characters who try to shame the hip, fantastic urban-lifestyle lead couple for their selfish, childless ways are more often than not depicted as insensitive, old-fashioned boors.

    Yet who’s going to be productive to take care of you when you’re no longer working? If you’ve been “responsible” by saving more money for retirement (on paper) than I have, aren’t you in effect child-stealing from me? Who’s been more socially-responsible? – me who’s raised several sturdy, productive, morally-grounded new human beings, or you and your TV show “about nothing” featuring several annoying, narcissistic urban professionals that’s not even funny anymore?

    • Replies: @MarkinLA
    The whole idea of "retirement" and "savings" is a recent one. In the old days you worked at something until you no longer could and hopefully had some relatives or friends who could care for you or you died in the street. With money we can buy the people who we need to take care of our needs when we no longer can - but this too is limited. The value of money can disappear in a heartbeat.

    The bottom line is that people will have to find ways to create value for society even if they are supposedly retired.
    , @JSM
    Precisely. *My* two children -- I so wish I'd had six. But being young and therefore dumb, I heeded the ZPG propaganda without noticing they weren't also propagandizing the Africans -- my two children will be woefully overburdened caring not just for me and my husband in our dotage, but also these "childfree" gloaters running around, who certainly intend to outlive their usefulness.
  59. Related (and also from the WSJ) Senior Obama Admin. official says US could seal US-Mexico border if it wanted to. h/t Lionoftheblogosphere:

    Turkish officials pointed to Washington’s inability to seal off the U.S.-Mexico border as an example of how difficult [border closures] can be. U.S. officials chafe at the comparison. “If we were at war with Mexico, we’d close that border,” a senior administration official said of Washington’s response.

    http://www.wsj.com/articles/u-s-urges-turkey-to-seal-syria-border-1448674401

  60. The developed world faces a coming shortage of workers—but a disinterest in taking more immigrants, especially Africans.

    A “disinterest”? Et tu, Wall Street Journal?

  61. @countenance
    "The promise of African youth"

    The world is about to get a lot more yooty. Many more yoots.

    "Will a baby boom pull the world’s poorest continent into the center of global affairs?"

    It will put Europe into the center of global affairs as the Camp of the Saints is a 24/7/365 matter.

    "At 93, Mr. Musa has something to do with all this. In his seven decades as the reigning nut trader in town, he has had 21 children by five wives, and 118 grandchildren."

    Mr. Musa was just keeping it real.

    ‘Reigning nut trader’

    More like ‘reigning nut blaster’.

    • Agree: BB753
  62. Anonymous • Disclaimer says:
    @Harold
    I wonder if, in the future, we will see many mulattoes moving from Europe to Africa, and I wonder if we will see resentment against their successfulness.

    Speaking of resentment, here is an interesting article I recently came across: The strange case of 77 blue-collar Chinese migrants that Kenya is calling “cyber-hackers”.

    Excerpt:


    “They stay not just because they want to make money but because they love Kenya,” says Wayne Wong, a Malaysian-Chinese pastor who works on promoting cultural ties between the Chinese community and locals in Nairobi and has been translating for the group during court hearings. “There’s less competition, more space, better quality of life.” He quotes a friend of his, a Chinese hotelier that has just settled down in Nairobi, “Once you get the Chinese to Africa, they never leave.”

     

    iSteve readers will not be surprised to learn the locals are not entirely enthusiastic:

    But as more Chinese move to Kenya, more Kenyans are unsure of their presence.
     

    Chinese companies have been criticized for breaking local labor laws, unfairly outcompeting Kenyan businesses, and contributing to crime in the country. In 2012, Kenyan traders protested what they called “the infiltration” of Chinese hawkers, chanting during a rally, “Chinese go home.” A year later, Kenya’s National Intelligence Service wrote that “improved ties with China” might worsen unemployment, as Chinese immigrants took jobs that “should be preserved for Kenyans” like small-scale retail and the hospitality business.

    The arrest of the 77 Chinese alleged hackers also came amid several recent cases of Chinese behaving badly in Kenya. Earlier this year, a Chinese restaurant owner came under fire for barring African patrons after 5pm. There have been several cases of Chinese nationals smuggling ivory, and Chinese workers have been credited with a surge in prostitution.

    The Chinese are also seen as complicit with the corruption that pervades the Kenyan bureaucracy: two managers at the state-owned China Road and Bridge Group are being investigated for allegedly bribing highway officials to get around fines on overloaded trucks. Even the disappearance of stray dogs has been blamed on the Chinese and their dietary habits.

    Across the continent, there have been other cases of growing mistrust toward the Chinese. Clashes between Zambian workers and Chinese managers have been documented for years—in October, three Chinese nationals working for a Chinese company in Kitwe were killed by unknown attackers. In Ghana, about 200 Chinese miners were attacked and deported last year.

     

    Story seems to have a mundane ending:

    The 77 may well, in fact, have been the victims of other Chinese. According to Chinese media, a Taiwanese syndicate responsible for scams targeting mainland Chinese may have recruited the group to work in Africa. The head of the operation is believed to have quickly left Kenya after their arrest.

  63. @backup

    By comparison, the average African will be 28. Some 1.3 billion people here will be both young and old enough to start a business, educate themselves, build new homes, embark on a career—and give the world’s farms and factories a reason to grow
     
    The article forgot one option: 1.3 Billion African will be both young and old enough arm themselves and fight out the numerous tribal issues they have.

    If the average African will be 28 in 2050, that means 2050 will be at the tail end of a long era of massive African civil wars. Lebanon’s median age is 29. Algeria’s is 27. In 2010, Syria’s was 23.

    • Replies: @backup
    That is called the Youth Bulge Theory, developed by German social scientist Gunnar Heinsohn. It basically means these demographic explosions will fuel other explosions as well.

    http://www.cfr.org/world/effects-youth-bulge-civil-conflicts/p13093

    And because young people have fewer responsibilities, like families or careers to tend to, that makes them more prone to taking up arms. According to Heinsohn, this is especially the case among the youngest sons of a family, who are desperate for respectability and social advancement.
     
    It would be interesting to see if there is a tendency for insurgents and extremists to be the youngest sons.
  64. Our Chinese friends have duly noted this and they will find a way. I believe the next major war will be fought in Africa. The demographics surely suggest as much: China has a surplus of young men –no jobs, no women, no prospects–whom its leaders would prefer die in foreign combat rather than stay home and agitate for change. Africa has everything China needs in resources, plus an infrastructure of Chinese already there. The slaughter will be unbelievable, and the west will write many courageous editorials denouncing it, always an effective way to stop a conquest.

  65. @Anonymous
    Europe is not 'forced' to take them.

    In fact, they have absolutely no moral 'right' or 'claim' upon European people or the European continent whatsoever.

    The horrible situation we have today is due to European politicians - and most particularly that god-awful monstrosity called the EU - *choosing* to take them - for a whole variety of reasons perhaps best analyzed by those who specialise in abnormal psychology.

    This is an extremely important message to take on board.
    In fact, it explains this whole bogus 'crisis', the likely future extinction of white Europeans and that exceedingly important fact which I must re-iterate that the indigenous authochthnous peoples of Europe in all actuality, by all the tenets of moral, logical philosophy, jurisprudence and international relations as understood for millennia until the madness that swept the world post 1945, have absolutely no responsibility whatsoever to black Africans, of indeed any other aliens.

    No we don’t but who is championing white Europeans’right to exist beyond tbe next three generations? The few nationalist politicians only talk about closing borders to prevent more refugees from arriving but there is nobody who cares that London has more non-white children in its schools and most babies born in Paris are to non-French mothers. Belgium will soon be majority Muslim yet its citizens can move freely within the EU.

  66. @Stogumber
    Secret birth control by wives (against the will of the husband) - this was quite frequent in the 1960s and 1970s, in Germany and Britain, but even more in Italy (where fertility rates have dropped unbelievably in the mean time). (Read Dick Francis, "Flying Finish"). So there's a chance that fertility rates will drop in Africa, too.

    And if African fertility did miraculously drop some leftwing feminist freaks would start shrieking western genocide.

  67. @Hippopotamusdrome
    Origin of "crops rotting in the fields" and "doing work Americans wont do" discovered. Reagan, in 1977.

    WSJ Editorial: Reagan on Immigration
    ...
    This view was apparent in Reagan's public statements well before he became President. In one of his radio addresses, in November 1977, he wondered about what he called "the illegal alien fuss. Are great numbers of our unemployed really victims of the illegal alien invasion, or are those illegal tourists actually doing work our own people won't do? One thing is certain in this hungry world: No regulation or law should be allowed if it results in crops rotting in the fields for lack of harvesters."

     

    In all fairness to Reagan, the illegal immigrant population in 1977 was thought to be in the range of 500,000, not 11,000,000 and in most of the country the full effect of the 1965 immigration act had yet to be felt. Operation Wetback was still within memory of most people alive then, so the prevailing attitude then was probably “if there’s a problem here, we know what to do about it.”

    Less than 6 years later, Reagan saw the problem, and commented that we had lost control of our borders.

    After the 1986 amnesty, Reagan came to realize that he had been made to play Charlie Brown to the Democrats’ and Chamber of Commerce’s Lucy. He remarked that the amnesty was one of the biggest mistakes of his presidency.

    • Replies: @MarkinLA
    Quit making excuses for that buffoon. I get tired of that BS: Reagan made a deal with the Democrats and they reneged. Reagan NEVER did anything to control the border.
    , @Reg Cæsar
    Forget it-- you'll never get through to the Marks and Hippos. They'll never forgive Ronnie for saying "tear down that wall", the wall that protected the union workers of the German Democratic Republic of Erich Honecker and Dean Reed from capitalist exploitation from the West. The GDR had no immigration problem-- their wall worked.

    Reagan was also weak on the blacklist that kept Mark's favorite writers and actors from working. Scripts were rotting in the fields!
  68. The developed world faces a coming shortage of workers—but a disinterest in taking more immigrants, especially Africans.

    Rupert Murdoch/WSJ expects Americans to treat Africans like his daughter Elizabeth Murdoch. Elizabeth married an African and produced mulatto grandchildren for Rupert.

  69. @Harold
    It used to have Magic Dirt, the big question is what caused it to turn Tragic.

    It used to have Magic Dirt, the big question is what caused it to turn Tragic.

    Racism.

  70. @Romanian
    Boko Haram is no more. Now it is the Islamic State's West Africans Province. Jihadi franchising 101. I think Mr. Sailer had a comment on the effects of globalization on radicalization and homogeneity among previously separate and disparate Muslim groups.

    I'm sure the West would love to feed Nigeria in the event of a disaster.

    and of course in case of civil war in Nigeria Merkel would take in each and every Nigerian (as long as he is healthy, young and male). This includes of course every Congolese who says he is from Nigeria

  71. @backup

    By comparison, the average African will be 28. Some 1.3 billion people here will be both young and old enough to start a business, educate themselves, build new homes, embark on a career—and give the world’s farms and factories a reason to grow
     
    The article forgot one option: 1.3 Billion African will be both young and old enough arm themselves and fight out the numerous tribal issues they have.

    Cormac McCarthy is a great writer reflecting on the current malaise. He is up there with Tom Wolfe

  72. Anyone care to reconcile:

    Europe would be a natural destination for young Africans, most of whom speak a European language.

    with

    “We are too many here,” said Sani Mohammad, a 33-year-old watching cars drive past.

  73. There is one good thing about a sub-saharan African population explosion. There should be more albinos to eat.

  74. “This is seriously one of the stupidest ideas I’ve seen in a non-poz publication. If we require 1.5X working age persons to take care of X retired persons, how many more people will be required to take care of those 4 billion aging Africans someday? Or is it Nigerians (holding bedpans) all the way down?”

    Quite right. Although you make one mistake – the WSJ most definitely is a pozzed publication.

    It’s not just a question of quantity, but also of quality. After a lifetime of propaganda directed at black and brown people telling them that we are enemy, do you really want one of them taking care of you in your declining years? Do we want Nigerians (to use your example) – a people who made a national industry out of phishing scams – taking care of declining, feeble old white people?

    Whites who promote immigration should take pause and seriously consider that: when you’re old and lame, and living in a nursing home, do you want some hostile dindu taking care of you? Because, who knows what he might consider to be “taking care of you”?

    • Replies: @Anon7
    "... do you want some hostile dindu taking care of you?"

    The Japanese have been thinking this way since the 1990's at least.

    "It’s no secret that Japan is facing severe socio-economic pressures due to its aging, shrinking population. Nowhere is this more apparent than in the field of elder care. Many in the nation are aging out of their working years, without enough children born to replace them in the workforce."

    "Some have suggested that the best way to overcome these labor pressures would be for Japan to back off on its restrictive-to-xenophobic immigration policies, welcoming in foreigners to take care of its elderly. But this ignores the issue of cost, with elder care expenses set to rise exponentially as the number of people able to pay into the system declines. The immigration plan also ignores the fact that, while these issues are accentuated in Japan, they’re a global concern as well. As of 2050, the United Nations estimates that the global over-65 population will rise by 181 percent while the 15-to-65 population will rise only 33 percent. "

    http://magazine.good.is/articles/robots-elder-care-pepper-exoskeletons-japan

     

    Japanese anime has made their contribution to the crisis; see this trailer for the excellent (and prophetic) 1991 film Roujin-Z, about an elder care robot.

    https://youtu.be/ZH4K3OkRqL8

    The complete film is hilarious and timely.
  75. Very good, Africa is ze future 500 years from now people will be talking and laughing about how poor and backward SSA use to be.

    africans will keep on multipying untill they catch up with the rest of the world in population density.

    Racists can go hug a transformer.

    • Replies: @AnAnon
    you'll have to get them to stop stripping down transformers for their toxic(albeit delicious) oil for cooking.
    , @backup

    Very good, Africa is ze future 500 years from now people will be talking and laughing about how poor and backward SSA use to be.
     
    And I wholeheartedly wish them all the best. I just want my neck of the woods, where my kind even originated, to be the place where I and my kind, and not the rest of the world, remain the relevant population.
  76. “Promise of Youth,” lol. “We promise to swarm your countries, and either bar you from ours, or make such a dump of it that we won’t have to; we promise to loudly denounce you and demand ever-increasing amounts of gibsmedat.”

    Some Promise.

    “It’s our culture,” said the mother of five. “I didn’t want it, but as God brings it, I accept it.”

    Sort of like YT’s largess (and territory, and patrimony).

    It used to have Magic Dirt, the big question is what caused it to turn Tragic.

    Democrat rule! Socialism! Because Sweden! Or, something.

    This shouldn’t be all that hard to encourage through the media, but does anybody want to be seen encouraging blacks to reproduce less?

    Precisely. Yet another way in which leftists’ “anti-racism” (AKA complete mental breakdown along racial lines) is causing the left to eat its own face. I mean, giving black African women an escape from their misogynistic, paternalistic, abusive, oppressive, forcing-them-into-the-kitchen-while-barefoot-and-pregnant husbands? Giving them ways to control their own bodies and prevent being baby factories for their misogynistic husbands? Oh, noes, that can’t be leftist!

    How dare they interrupt age old traditions by inserting modern medicine and ready access to food into such a venerable culture?

    This is actually the first thing I thought of when I read the comment above about how YT hasn’t committed any sins against Africans (or something like that). It actually kind of is a sin to artificially raise the carrying capacity of a region populated with incompetents; something will inevitably go wrong, interrupting the largess, and precipitating a massive die-off as the carrying capacity falls back down to what the incompetents can sustain.

    The sin of excessive and thoughtless charity, resting on the foundation of the delusion of human equality.

    • Replies: @athEIst
    It actually kind of is a sin to artificially raise the carrying capacity of a region populated with incompetents; something will inevitably go wrong, interrupting the largess, and precipitating a massive die-off as the carrying capacity falls back down to what the incompetents can sustain. .
    Iraq had a population of <3 million in 1920. I doubt the Ottomans fed them, so they must have fed themselves. There was no oil. Now the population of Iraq is 33 million and food is imported and the oil pays for it. When the oil runs out?
    Once before, the mineral exports (gems, gold, ores of many types)of Arabia fueled an Arabian population boom and then the exports ceased. Must have been the 7th century.
  77. @Cicerone
    The only chance for Africa, in light of it's IQ is to become the last hub of production for simple goods like clothing and other consumer goods. This will not only ensure a proper livelihood for the people there, but will also ensure that the continent gets urbanized and fertility gets brought down.

    Oh yeah, and about Nigeria. Without doubt it will become the most "interesting" country to watch in combination with Niger, the fastest growing country on earth. The Muslims in the north of Nigeria have a TFR of 7, like in Niger, but the Christians in the south only get around 4.5 children per woman. A short glimpse in Google Earth shows us that the Christian South of Nigeria can support much more people than the arid and dry north. It is only a matter of time until the extremely fast growing Muslim population of both Nigeria and Niger will develop expansionist ideas against the Christian south, and then the explosion happens.

    The only chance for Africa, in light of it’s IQ is to become the last hub of production for simple goods like clothing and other consumer goods. This will not only ensure a proper livelihood for the people there, but will also ensure that the continent gets urbanized and fertility gets brought down.

    This won’t happen because it is cheaper to manufacture in China and ship the finished goods to Africa. And we all know that open border supporters from the pro-business wing can’t fathom giving up a penny of profit. So they support a flood of immigrants into the First World to lower wages despite the fact it erodes the quality of life, and they support centralizing all production in a few places like China despite the fact that it guarantees places like Africa will never create enough jobs for the natives.

    • Replies: @Cicerone
    At the moment it is indeed cheaper to produce in China, but that will change. Wages are increasing at breakneck speed in China and catch up with technology used in China with the cognitive abilities of the Chinese. Their average IQ of 105 or so will ensure they will become a full fledged developed country in 15 years or so.

    Much of the labor currently done in China will be automatized of course, but not all manufacturing can be automatized easily. What I am hoping is that these kind of menial, hard to automatize jobs will end up in Africa and stay there for good. This is their only hope.
  78. I forgot:

    “Promise of [African] Youth”

    Lots and lots of mixtapes. Imagine all the aspiring rappers. Billions of ’em.

    • Replies: @Daniel Williams

    Imagine all the aspiring rappers. Billions of ‘em.
     
    We, as Westerners, need to think of a way to keep them all from falling in with the wrong crowd during that crucial and delicate period between the snapping of the cap-and-gown graduation photos and the release of their first mixtapes. That seems to be when trouble strikes.
    , @Ozymandias
    "Lots and lots of mixtapes. Imagine all the aspiring rappers. Billions of ‘em."

    Invest in Purple Drank now and you'll be a millionaire by the time they absorb Coke.

    @AnAnon

    Ain't happening. Albinos aren't even worth eating if they're not fried in transformer oil.
  79. @Anonymous
    "I wonder how long it will take before the average person realizes that the promise of turning the crowded third world ghettos into havens of engineers and doctors was always a farce."

    Did anyone ever really believe this and, if so, why?

    Sure, lots of people believed it, and more importantly, the people who believed it were/are the decision makers in our country.

    This belief got its start in the 1970’s; rich people in places like India, Japan, Iraq, Iran etc. started sending their smart kids over here for post-grad education. Then, companies in the US started hiring smart guys from these places and elsewhere. Everyone “over there” is really smart!

    It’s called “sample bias”. I live in a college town, and every single person I meet from outside the USA is very bright indeed – and many of them quite well-to-do, or will be, once they finish their post-graduate work.

    Too late, the decision makers are understanding that they’ve only met the top 1% – and they’re inviting the dregs, the ones who can’t even make it where they are, to live here.

    • Replies: @Steve Sailer
    I can remember noticing that Smart Indians was a thing while at UCLA in 1981, maybe 15 years ahead of corporate wisdom.
    , @CJ
    You are an optimist. I find that one of the problems of today's managerial and professional class is that the only peeps of color they have ever dealt with are other doctors, lawyers, etc., and maybe the students at their private school or vine-covered university who were the children of African diplomats or such. They really have no clue what people living near large numbers of NAMs are dealing with. Because of increasing social stratification this problem seems to be getting worse.

    I'd like to be wrong.
  80. @Luke Lea

    Africa will soon become the world’s most reliable source of new life: of college graduates, young workers and budding consumers.
     
    College graduates? Only if the West continues to selectively syphon off Africa's best and brightest, stripping the continent of its scarce human capital and thus insuring that the billions left behind will be mired in a permanent state of underdevelopment.

    A better alternative might be for our Ivy League youth to go to Africa between their sophomore and junior years on do-gooder projects, but with the secret intention of impregnating as many nubile young virgins as they are able to seduce. Now that would be a legacy worth leaving!

    College graduates? Only if the West continues to selectively syphon off Africa’s best and brightest, stripping the continent of its scarce human capital and thus insuring that the billions left behind will be mired in a permanent state of underdevelopment.

    I’m surprised progressives and others haven’t seen fit to take up this issue. The West is indeed stripping Africa and other developing nations of its best talent. Just as the evil, old colonialists extracted natural resources, the modern oligarchs are extracting human resources today. Surely there is something in this line of thought that is worthy of a hashtag and a social media following.

    • Agree: dfordoom
    • Replies: @notsaying
    One of the best things the First World could do for itself would be to greatly increase the number of spots in medical schools and hospital residency programs.

    We'd be helping ourselves by not having to poach doctors from other places -- and helping the Third World countries even more by letting them keep the few doctors they have.

    I heard someone on TV talk about how much it would cost to produce more American doctors and I thought, "Are you kidding me? We're the world's richest country and we "can't afford" to train enough doctors for ourselves?"
    , @ben tillman

    I’m surprised progressives and others haven’t seen fit to take up this issue. The West is indeed stripping Africa and other developing nations of its best talent.
     
    The Left has no principles. The narrative is always constructed ad hoc, ex nihilo, to serve the interests of the Left.
  81. @Anon7
    Sure, lots of people believed it, and more importantly, the people who believed it were/are the decision makers in our country.

    This belief got its start in the 1970's; rich people in places like India, Japan, Iraq, Iran etc. started sending their smart kids over here for post-grad education. Then, companies in the US started hiring smart guys from these places and elsewhere. Everyone "over there" is really smart!

    It's called "sample bias". I live in a college town, and every single person I meet from outside the USA is very bright indeed - and many of them quite well-to-do, or will be, once they finish their post-graduate work.

    Too late, the decision makers are understanding that they've only met the top 1% - and they're inviting the dregs, the ones who can't even make it where they are, to live here.

    I can remember noticing that Smart Indians was a thing while at UCLA in 1981, maybe 15 years ahead of corporate wisdom.

    • Replies: @Reg Cæsar


    I can remember noticing that Smart Indians was a thing while at UCLA in 1981, maybe 15 years ahead of corporate wisdom.

     

    Heck, we had 'em in 1971 up the hill at Generic Teachers Tech State in the snowy wilds of upstate New York. But a county or two away in the tourist towns, they'd've got a somewhat different impression from those running the cheap motels. The professor's son in our own class was the poster child for regression to the mean.

    Scott Adams draws Ashok as hopelessly naïve, but in my experience, behind the ingratiating smile smart Indians are a remarkably cynical lot. (Hmm… Adams's alma mater shares a town with a state teachers college. Maybe Ashok isn't from Pacific Bell.)
  82. @Anonymous
    Very good, Africa is ze future 500 years from now people will be talking and laughing about how poor and backward SSA use to be.

    africans will keep on multipying untill they catch up with the rest of the world in population density.

    Racists can go hug a transformer.

    you’ll have to get them to stop stripping down transformers for their toxic(albeit delicious) oil for cooking.

  83. @Anonymous
    Very good, Africa is ze future 500 years from now people will be talking and laughing about how poor and backward SSA use to be.

    africans will keep on multipying untill they catch up with the rest of the world in population density.

    Racists can go hug a transformer.

    Very good, Africa is ze future 500 years from now people will be talking and laughing about how poor and backward SSA use to be.

    And I wholeheartedly wish them all the best. I just want my neck of the woods, where my kind even originated, to be the place where I and my kind, and not the rest of the world, remain the relevant population.

  84. @Kat Grey
    The population explosion in Africa is the result of the inflated ego of the men who want to replicate themselves as many wives as it takes to do so. And we in Europe will be forced to take in thos surplus whose selfish parents could't afford to educate tjem them. Happy Days are on the way.

    I suspect there’s tens of millions of parents in Africa who believe at least one of their kids will end up in the First World — and tens of millions of their kids believe that too. The same goes for other places around the world, too, of course.

    It’s a possible dream — but one that will happen to less than 1% of the people who make lifetime decisions for themselves and their kids based on that dream.

    I think it’s past time for the First World countries to start speaking directly to people in Africa and tell them that their many kids will not have a place in the First World. These people and their governments need a wakeup call.

    I do not know how you tell poor people who are not subsistence farmers that they should have fewer kids — and just one wife, too. It should be obvious that when you don’t have enough for 1 wife and 5 kids, the answer is not to get another wife and have more kids. There’s certainly a lot of traditional notions perpetuating the big family, more wives men in Black Africa. But I think our own silence about the availability of escape routes to the First World definitely contributes to the problem too.

    • Replies: @Big Bill

    It should be obvious that when you don’t have enough for 1 wife and 5 kids, the answer is not to get another wife and have more kids.
     
    A category error. His wives support themselves and their children.

    There is no expectation in African societies that the men support their wives and children. The wives work. The kids work.

    In Africa men buy their wives. This is called "lobola" or "bride price". Lobola is denominated in cows, not cash.

    This is the US ghetto pattern as well. The women provide the money (TANF, Section 8, etc.) to feed themselves and their children and expect little or nothing from their paramours.
    , @Romanian

    I suspect there’s tens of millions of parents in Africa who believe at least one of their kids will end up in the First World — and tens of millions of their kids believe that too. The same goes for other places around the world, too, of course.
     
    http://www.unz.com/isteve/gallup-poll-640-million-want-to-emigrate-to-first-world/

    640 million, just the adults, plus any dependents they might have accrued and can bring over, if not their entire village.
  85. @Mr. Anon
    "This is seriously one of the stupidest ideas I’ve seen in a non-poz publication. If we require 1.5X working age persons to take care of X retired persons, how many more people will be required to take care of those 4 billion aging Africans someday? Or is it Nigerians (holding bedpans) all the way down?"

    Quite right. Although you make one mistake - the WSJ most definitely is a pozzed publication.

    It's not just a question of quantity, but also of quality. After a lifetime of propaganda directed at black and brown people telling them that we are enemy, do you really want one of them taking care of you in your declining years? Do we want Nigerians (to use your example) - a people who made a national industry out of phishing scams - taking care of declining, feeble old white people?

    Whites who promote immigration should take pause and seriously consider that: when you're old and lame, and living in a nursing home, do you want some hostile dindu taking care of you? Because, who knows what he might consider to be "taking care of you"?

    “… do you want some hostile dindu taking care of you?”

    The Japanese have been thinking this way since the 1990’s at least.

    “It’s no secret that Japan is facing severe socio-economic pressures due to its aging, shrinking population. Nowhere is this more apparent than in the field of elder care. Many in the nation are aging out of their working years, without enough children born to replace them in the workforce.”

    “Some have suggested that the best way to overcome these labor pressures would be for Japan to back off on its restrictive-to-xenophobic immigration policies, welcoming in foreigners to take care of its elderly. But this ignores the issue of cost, with elder care expenses set to rise exponentially as the number of people able to pay into the system declines. The immigration plan also ignores the fact that, while these issues are accentuated in Japan, they’re a global concern as well. As of 2050, the United Nations estimates that the global over-65 population will rise by 181 percent while the 15-to-65 population will rise only 33 percent. ”

    http://magazine.good.is/articles/robots-elder-care-pepper-exoskeletons-japan

    Japanese anime has made their contribution to the crisis; see this trailer for the excellent (and prophetic) 1991 film Roujin-Z, about an elder care robot.

    The complete film is hilarious and timely.

    • Replies: @Rob McX
    Japan did try immigration:

    In 1989, the Japanese government tried to boost a flagging population by offering huge incentives for Brazilians of Japanese descent–including third-generation immigrants–to return to Japan. Over 300,000 went back. It was a disaster. The Brazilian-Japanese–especially the second- and third-generation mixed-race Japanese–made little effort to learn the language, did not assimilate, established ghettos, were bad workers, and committed a lot of crime. Intermarriage between Brazilian-Japanese and native Japanese was minimal.

    Japanese storekeepers put on special music when Brazilians came in so as to alert the staff to possible shoplifters. Some even put up signs saying, “no Brazilians allowed.” The police, who had been unarmed, began to carry weapons, and hired Portuguese teachers to help fight Brazilian crime. The Japanese government started paying Brazilians to go back to Brazil and sign an oath saying they would never return. The number of Brazilians dropped from more than 300,000 in 2007 to fewer than 200,000 in 2012.
     

  86. @iSteveFan

    College graduates? Only if the West continues to selectively syphon off Africa’s best and brightest, stripping the continent of its scarce human capital and thus insuring that the billions left behind will be mired in a permanent state of underdevelopment.
     
    I'm surprised progressives and others haven't seen fit to take up this issue. The West is indeed stripping Africa and other developing nations of its best talent. Just as the evil, old colonialists extracted natural resources, the modern oligarchs are extracting human resources today. Surely there is something in this line of thought that is worthy of a hashtag and a social media following.

    One of the best things the First World could do for itself would be to greatly increase the number of spots in medical schools and hospital residency programs.

    We’d be helping ourselves by not having to poach doctors from other places — and helping the Third World countries even more by letting them keep the few doctors they have.

    I heard someone on TV talk about how much it would cost to produce more American doctors and I thought, “Are you kidding me? We’re the world’s richest country and we “can’t afford” to train enough doctors for ourselves?”

    • Replies: @MarkinLA
    You don't need a doctor for most office visits. Nurse Practitioners are filling the gap. Foreign doctors are not being stolen. They are coming here and many are not needed. They come for the money.

    I got sick in Morocco. I paid the doctor in cash and sent the bills to my insurance assuming they would pay 80% and my travel insurance the rest. The insurance just entered the codes and sent me a check for almost twice what I paid the doctor over there for what were essentially house call visits.
    , @Former Darfur
    Much of the cost of training doctors is makework to protect their scarcity.

    The AMA has a lot of power: they control, for all practical purposes, all the state legislatures in terms of setting state rules, which all just so happen to agree on all particulars. The pillcops (pharmacists) have followed suit, which is why dispensing pharmacists, whom I call pillcops to their face, now need six years of schooling and an internship rather than the four years needed for eighty years. Pharmacist salaries tripled in ten years or so.
  87. @iSteveFan

    The only chance for Africa, in light of it’s IQ is to become the last hub of production for simple goods like clothing and other consumer goods. This will not only ensure a proper livelihood for the people there, but will also ensure that the continent gets urbanized and fertility gets brought down.
     
    This won't happen because it is cheaper to manufacture in China and ship the finished goods to Africa. And we all know that open border supporters from the pro-business wing can't fathom giving up a penny of profit. So they support a flood of immigrants into the First World to lower wages despite the fact it erodes the quality of life, and they support centralizing all production in a few places like China despite the fact that it guarantees places like Africa will never create enough jobs for the natives.

    At the moment it is indeed cheaper to produce in China, but that will change. Wages are increasing at breakneck speed in China and catch up with technology used in China with the cognitive abilities of the Chinese. Their average IQ of 105 or so will ensure they will become a full fledged developed country in 15 years or so.

    Much of the labor currently done in China will be automatized of course, but not all manufacturing can be automatized easily. What I am hoping is that these kind of menial, hard to automatize jobs will end up in Africa and stay there for good. This is their only hope.

  88. I think awful things like war and disease will probably prevent Africa from reaching the projected population figures.

    Anybody who thinks Africa will follow the pattern of Latin America and Asia has to be nuts.

    The need for human labor is shrinking with every year; the robots and computers are taking care of that. I just don’t see how there can be hundreds of millions of new jobs in Africa. They moslty missed the industrialization boat.

  89. @countenance
    I forgot:

    "Promise of [African] Youth"

    Lots and lots of mixtapes. Imagine all the aspiring rappers. Billions of 'em.

    Imagine all the aspiring rappers. Billions of ‘em.

    We, as Westerners, need to think of a way to keep them all from falling in with the wrong crowd during that crucial and delicate period between the snapping of the cap-and-gown graduation photos and the release of their first mixtapes. That seems to be when trouble strikes.

  90. “The article ends with a 91-year-old patriarch with 5 wives telling one of his 118 grandchildren that it’s time to cut back on having so many kids.”

    I think that’s what was meant by referring to him as a “nut trader.”

  91. @Anon7
    "... do you want some hostile dindu taking care of you?"

    The Japanese have been thinking this way since the 1990's at least.

    "It’s no secret that Japan is facing severe socio-economic pressures due to its aging, shrinking population. Nowhere is this more apparent than in the field of elder care. Many in the nation are aging out of their working years, without enough children born to replace them in the workforce."

    "Some have suggested that the best way to overcome these labor pressures would be for Japan to back off on its restrictive-to-xenophobic immigration policies, welcoming in foreigners to take care of its elderly. But this ignores the issue of cost, with elder care expenses set to rise exponentially as the number of people able to pay into the system declines. The immigration plan also ignores the fact that, while these issues are accentuated in Japan, they’re a global concern as well. As of 2050, the United Nations estimates that the global over-65 population will rise by 181 percent while the 15-to-65 population will rise only 33 percent. "

    http://magazine.good.is/articles/robots-elder-care-pepper-exoskeletons-japan

     

    Japanese anime has made their contribution to the crisis; see this trailer for the excellent (and prophetic) 1991 film Roujin-Z, about an elder care robot.

    https://youtu.be/ZH4K3OkRqL8

    The complete film is hilarious and timely.

    Japan did try immigration:

    In 1989, the Japanese government tried to boost a flagging population by offering huge incentives for Brazilians of Japanese descent–including third-generation immigrants–to return to Japan. Over 300,000 went back. It was a disaster. The Brazilian-Japanese–especially the second- and third-generation mixed-race Japanese–made little effort to learn the language, did not assimilate, established ghettos, were bad workers, and committed a lot of crime. Intermarriage between Brazilian-Japanese and native Japanese was minimal.

    Japanese storekeepers put on special music when Brazilians came in so as to alert the staff to possible shoplifters. Some even put up signs saying, “no Brazilians allowed.” The police, who had been unarmed, began to carry weapons, and hired Portuguese teachers to help fight Brazilian crime. The Japanese government started paying Brazilians to go back to Brazil and sign an oath saying they would never return. The number of Brazilians dropped from more than 300,000 in 2007 to fewer than 200,000 in 2012.

    • Replies: @ren
    How is it that the Japanese can learn from failure but our gov't can't?

    They had this great idea. They tried it. It failed. They did an about face and worked to remedy the damage. Seems like the obvious thing to do.
  92. Well, as you say, the future will be *vibrant* indeed.

    I would note condescension implicit in the msm’s treatment of Africa in general. Paul Theroux recently brought this up – how do you become the Great African Novelist these days – move to the US.

    No one can be expected to live there – thus they must all be allowed to move to Europe or the US. At the same time – no one can be allowed to criticize, say, genital mutilation and the other great traditions.

    Quite the paradox.

  93. @Sgt. Joe Friday
    In all fairness to Reagan, the illegal immigrant population in 1977 was thought to be in the range of 500,000, not 11,000,000 and in most of the country the full effect of the 1965 immigration act had yet to be felt. Operation Wetback was still within memory of most people alive then, so the prevailing attitude then was probably "if there's a problem here, we know what to do about it."

    Less than 6 years later, Reagan saw the problem, and commented that we had lost control of our borders.

    After the 1986 amnesty, Reagan came to realize that he had been made to play Charlie Brown to the Democrats' and Chamber of Commerce's Lucy. He remarked that the amnesty was one of the biggest mistakes of his presidency.

    Quit making excuses for that buffoon. I get tired of that BS: Reagan made a deal with the Democrats and they reneged. Reagan NEVER did anything to control the border.

    • Replies: @Reg Cæsar
    Reagan reneged? First I've heard that one.

    Most of us thought he got taken by the shifty Mick Tip.
    , @Maj. Kong
    Reagan was philosophically similar to Paul Ryan's view on immigration, that immigration and classical liberalism were the pillars of "American exceptionalism".

    While he may have expected some securing of the border, he wasn't a nationalist by any standard.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hcTPwHY-LpY
  94. @Hippopotamusdrome
    Origin of "crops rotting in the fields" and "doing work Americans wont do" discovered. Reagan, in 1977.

    WSJ Editorial: Reagan on Immigration
    ...
    This view was apparent in Reagan's public statements well before he became President. In one of his radio addresses, in November 1977, he wondered about what he called "the illegal alien fuss. Are great numbers of our unemployed really victims of the illegal alien invasion, or are those illegal tourists actually doing work our own people won't do? One thing is certain in this hungry world: No regulation or law should be allowed if it results in crops rotting in the fields for lack of harvesters."

     

    Thanks, I need to add this to my list for the Reagan worshippers.

  95. Speaking of clothing labels from Africa: http://www.theatlantic.com/photo/2015/11/tailored-for-success-the-bazin-industry-in-mali/416586/

    Handmade by designers in Mali. They’re still working on starting production (good luck).

    Not texture or color for people of pallor, but pretty good western-inspired designer wear for blacks.

  96. Outside pressure to control population in Africa is essential for environmental reasons. But immigration of Africans to Europe will be a problem no matter what happens. Subsidising “planned parenthood” in Africa is no substitute for sealing our borders and protecting them with military force.

  97. @Reg Cæsar
    So why didn't the ILGWU and other unions pressure their beloved Democrats into restricting immigration while they still had some say? [Non-union crickets chirping in background...]

    They were too busy trying to get us to switch from Rhodesian chrome to Soviet chrome. Of course, an embargo on all imported chrome, to protect American jobs, never entered their minds.

    Well they obviously didn’t have as much say as the Jews in 1965 did they? They were browbeaten with the combination of the nonsense about Nazi Germany and the Ship of the Damned and all the lies about how it wouldn’t do anything to change the demographic makeup of the country to do anything.

    In addition, the Democrats could see the demographic trend. Kevin Phillips had written about the coming Republican majority. The Democrats could see that white union members weren’t going to be enough.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kevin_Phillips_%28political_commentator%29

    On the Republican side, during the 70s and 80s the corporations were using illegals to break unions like IBP did to the meatpackers. They were even sending buses to Mexico to get scabs and the Reagan administration did nothing to stop them. The union power was dwindling and both parties were complicit in displacing the white working class.

    • Replies: @ben tillman

    Well [the ILGWU] obviously didn’t have as much say as the Jews in 1965 did they?
     
    The ILGWU was a Jewish outfit from the start, wasn't it?

    http://jwa.org/encyclopedia/article/international-ladies-garment-workers-union

    The International Ladies Garment Workers Union was founded in 1900. The eleven Jewish men who founded the union represented seven local unions from East Coast cities with heavy Jewish immigrant populations.

    ***

    More recently, as the ILGWU’s membership has shifted from Jewish and Italian women to Latino, African-American, and Asian women, one Jewish woman has served as the union’s legislative voice in the halls of Congress for almost half a century. Unlike the other Jewish women of prominence in the union, Evelyn Dubrow was not an immigrant. She grew up in New Jersey and was educated at the New York University School of Journalism.
     
  98. @countenance
    I forgot:

    "Promise of [African] Youth"

    Lots and lots of mixtapes. Imagine all the aspiring rappers. Billions of 'em.

    “Lots and lots of mixtapes. Imagine all the aspiring rappers. Billions of ‘em.”

    Invest in Purple Drank now and you’ll be a millionaire by the time they absorb Coke.

    Ain’t happening. Albinos aren’t even worth eating if they’re not fried in transformer oil.

  99. @notsaying
    One of the best things the First World could do for itself would be to greatly increase the number of spots in medical schools and hospital residency programs.

    We'd be helping ourselves by not having to poach doctors from other places -- and helping the Third World countries even more by letting them keep the few doctors they have.

    I heard someone on TV talk about how much it would cost to produce more American doctors and I thought, "Are you kidding me? We're the world's richest country and we "can't afford" to train enough doctors for ourselves?"

    You don’t need a doctor for most office visits. Nurse Practitioners are filling the gap. Foreign doctors are not being stolen. They are coming here and many are not needed. They come for the money.

    I got sick in Morocco. I paid the doctor in cash and sent the bills to my insurance assuming they would pay 80% and my travel insurance the rest. The insurance just entered the codes and sent me a check for almost twice what I paid the doctor over there for what were essentially house call visits.

  100. Anonymous • Disclaimer says:

    OT:

    Steve, it might be worth your while to listen to the most recent episode of NPR’s This American Life entitled “Status Update”. The first segment is about teenage girls and social media, but the next segment features an interview with Genius T. Coates discussing his newfound improvement in status, and the last segment is about a left wing journalist helping the residents of a largely African-American town to discover that around half of them have been sued for debt, including the mayor. The narrator, who is a young woman, and the journalist offer all of the politically correct explanations for the racial wealth gap. The show would probably hold your interest even if you chose not to write about it.

  101. @Abe
    (previous comment posted too soon and cut-off...) Personally, I think some sort of non-progeny tax is in order. In the media today, characters who try to shame the hip, fantastic urban-lifestyle lead couple for their selfish, childless ways are more often than not depicted as insensitive, old-fashioned boors.

    Yet who's going to be productive to take care of you when you're no longer working? If you've been "responsible" by saving more money for retirement (on paper) than I have, aren't you in effect child-stealing from me? Who's been more socially-responsible? - me who's raised several sturdy, productive, morally-grounded new human beings, or you and your TV show "about nothing" featuring several annoying, narcissistic urban professionals that's not even funny anymore?

    The whole idea of “retirement” and “savings” is a recent one. In the old days you worked at something until you no longer could and hopefully had some relatives or friends who could care for you or you died in the street. With money we can buy the people who we need to take care of our needs when we no longer can – but this too is limited. The value of money can disappear in a heartbeat.

    The bottom line is that people will have to find ways to create value for society even if they are supposedly retired.

  102. @Reg Cæsar
    So why didn't the ILGWU and other unions pressure their beloved Democrats into restricting immigration while they still had some say? [Non-union crickets chirping in background...]

    They were too busy trying to get us to switch from Rhodesian chrome to Soviet chrome. Of course, an embargo on all imported chrome, to protect American jobs, never entered their minds.

    Who really should have squawked were the blacks. They were moving from the south to the north to get the jobs that were being created in the 60s when the US was the major manufacturing force in the free world. I suspect that corporations eager to avoid hiring blacks were silently behind the push to open the borders as well.

    • Agree: Stephen R. Diamond
    • Replies: @Stan D Mute

    I suspect that corporations eager to avoid hiring blacks were silently behind the push to open the borders as well.
     
    Not just open the borders, but legalize the mestizos so they may have legal employment in major manufacturing concerns like the Big Three automakers, GE, etc. Initially those folks encouraged the Great Migration of the negroes, but when they learned firsthand that the negroes came with chronic indolence, malingering, and incompetence, they scrambled for another low cost labor option.

    Just how hard is it to get a factory full of negroes to produce goods of high quality? Obviously it's easier to just abandon your factory, site and build a new one from scratch in Mexico, Honduras, Taiwan, or China, learn the local language, build a new set of engineering documents in the new language, recruit and train a new workforce, develop a new supply chain, figure out the legal intricacies and logistics of export and import, and pay for the difference in freight costs from the new location, and pay more for marketing to overcome the loss of goodwill resulting from offshoring manufacturing operations - not to mention incurring the risks associated with huge capital investment in the third world.

    The idea that Africa, with its endless "resource" of 70 IQ Africans, can develop and sustain an industrial economy is hilarious. They cannot even operate farms, productive and profitable farms, the day after murdering the white owners. Even with all the machinery and seed obtained free, the farms are ruined fallow wastelands within a year.

    Obviously, from what I read in this thread, even those who have internalized HBD have not or can not internalize what an average IQ of 70 truly means. These are people who would require constant supervision for a job mopping floors or emptying trash cans. These are people who cannot even today figure out how to ensure they will have food tomorrow. You see a photo of a shiny new building in Africa and fail to reflect that it was funded by Western charity or resource extraction, designed by Westerners, and built with Western tech under supervision of Westerners - and that it will lie in ruin inside a decade. There is NO good news about Africa. And this population explosion, entirely the predictable result of providing Western medicine and technology alongside Western food aid, is unquestionably the worst disaster the world has ever seen. Must we wait for headlines screaming, "ANOTHER 100 MILLION DEAD FROM FAMINE IN AFRICA," and "FIFTY MILLION FEARED DEAD IN LATEST EBOLA OUTBREAK," before realizing the only solution to Africa is quarantine like we have for the Sentinel Islanders?
  103. @Cicerone
    The only chance for Africa, in light of it's IQ is to become the last hub of production for simple goods like clothing and other consumer goods. This will not only ensure a proper livelihood for the people there, but will also ensure that the continent gets urbanized and fertility gets brought down.

    Oh yeah, and about Nigeria. Without doubt it will become the most "interesting" country to watch in combination with Niger, the fastest growing country on earth. The Muslims in the north of Nigeria have a TFR of 7, like in Niger, but the Christians in the south only get around 4.5 children per woman. A short glimpse in Google Earth shows us that the Christian South of Nigeria can support much more people than the arid and dry north. It is only a matter of time until the extremely fast growing Muslim population of both Nigeria and Niger will develop expansionist ideas against the Christian south, and then the explosion happens.

    Fulani herdsman from the North have been attacking farmers in the South, to gain access to grazing lands. Many have died. So looks like the push is on.

    http://www.vanguardngr.com/2015/11/oyo-fulani-herdsmen-farmers-in-fresh-collision-course/

  104. @Anonymous
    "I wonder how long it will take before the average person realizes that the promise of turning the crowded third world ghettos into havens of engineers and doctors was always a farce."

    Did anyone ever really believe this and, if so, why?
    • Replies: @Luke Lea
    Pericles -- for some reason Google translate did not work on those links, said was already in English, probably referring to your blog title
  105. @Stogumber
    Secret birth control by wives (against the will of the husband) - this was quite frequent in the 1960s and 1970s, in Germany and Britain, but even more in Italy (where fertility rates have dropped unbelievably in the mean time). (Read Dick Francis, "Flying Finish"). So there's a chance that fertility rates will drop in Africa, too.

    In a polygynous society, or even in a more traditional one, you divorce barren wives and put your resources into fertile wives. What’s the point of a wife if she can’t (or won’t) bear you children?

  106. I don’t regularly follow the WSJ, but their concern trolling all over the place here.

    Japan is going to be too old. Um – for them or for the WSJ? Does anyone think the Japanese would feel better off with a zillion young African entrepreneurs?

    (Also, all the we need x immigrants to take care of the retirees argument – isn’t this obviously Ponzi scheming? Who will take care of those 2x immigrants, etc? There is no end.. How can this still be pettled?)

    When did it become ok to judge countries for their cultural values? Or, perhaps, who is it ok to criticize for their traditions?

    If you ax me, I think Japan is a nation with an incredible culture and it’s driving a lot of people crazy with resentment.

  107. @Stogumber
    Secret birth control by wives (against the will of the husband) - this was quite frequent in the 1960s and 1970s, in Germany and Britain, but even more in Italy (where fertility rates have dropped unbelievably in the mean time). (Read Dick Francis, "Flying Finish"). So there's a chance that fertility rates will drop in Africa, too.

    Send in the NGO’s to educate the women. Fertility rates will drop below the 2.0 threshold faster that you can write “Obama is a Halfican-American.”

    • Replies: @Anonymous
    That's what happened in the West where white men have always, since the dawn of time, respected and allowed, no encouraged, their women folk to be independent. The popular belief is that the Africans after all are just like us, so what can go wrong? Africans aren't like us, and any thoughts of independence on the part of the women will at best starve you to death, at worst get you thrown of a building.
  108. @Anonymous
    We should all be thankful for the fact that black Africans seem constitutionally incapable of developing an indigenous armaments industry, or even for that matter of building the necessary vehicles of mechanized transport.
    Or come to think of it of organizing themselves into centralized, expansionist, militarized states with overseas conquest in mind.

    No. All we have to fear are our own politicians and most particularly The Economist magazine and the WSJ itself.
    Come to think of it, they are*infinitely* more dangerous to the the survival of white Europeans than a Nazi run Nigeria intent on finding lebensraum in Europe.

    even for that matter of building something larger than a grass hut.

  109. @Blobby5
    Say goodbye to the lions and tigers and...

    There are no tigers in Africa, but your premise is correct. The animals are screwed due to habitat destruction by an expanding population with an understandable desire to feed themselves. African tourism will take a heavy hit since the only reason most non-business people go to these countries is to see the charismatic megafauna. Egypt and South Africa might be exceptions, but political chaos and the threat of violence are impacting them as well.

  110. @Bob Smith of Suburbia
    (Ebola ... Ebola ... Ebola ... Ebola ...)

    Ebola has been the focus of white science, like AIDS, so it probably won’t be either of those.

    Decades ago I had a friend who had gotten involved in and dropped out of libertarianism just as I was getting into it. He was convinced that the first nuclear war would be between African chieftains. At the time I thought that was ridiculous, and I still do, but for a different reason. Machetes and rocks are cheaper.

    There will be a massive die off in Africa and the Middle East when the flow of white medicine, food and technology stops. Given the propensities of do-gooding whites-liberals and fundangelicals-that will happen when we ourselves have imploded, and not before.

    Disease and intertribal war will kill a lot, but starvation will be the end cause of death more often than now. Developing a communicable disease that would sterilize them, rather than kill them, would seem the only possible technological “fix”, but even seriously proposing such a thing would be cause for prison time in much of the world.

    The palindromic professor thought a lot about this, and in respect to the raw numbers time has proven him incorrect. But will he be proven wrong in principle? I submit the answer is “probably not”.

    And isn’t the “population explosion” a fact? Sure it is, but don’t overlook one detail — the time factor. At the present rate, the globe, sometime between 2000 and 2005 A.D. — that is to say *within forty years* — will be infested by 5,000,000,000 anatomically human creatures, the maximum number for which food can be supplied by even the most intensive cultivation. And *then*, to keep the globe inhabitable at that bare subsistence level, it will be necessary to kill *every year* more people than now live in the whole United States — kill them with atomic bombs or clubs, as may be more convenient.

    I shall not argue about what human beings could or could not become by biological evolution in half a million years: We all know, at least, that there is going to be *no* biological evolution in fifty years. And, if we stop a moment to think about it, we also know that the world is not going to have a population of five billion. Not ever.

    The population of the world is going to be drastically reduced before the year 2000.

    The reduction could come through natural causes. It is always possible — far more possible than you imagine, if you have not investigated the relevant areas of scientific knowledge — that next week or next year may bring the onset of a new pestilence that will have a proportional mortality as great as that of the epidemic in the time of the Antonines or the Black Plaque of the Middle Ages. Alternatively, the events described in John Christopher’s brilliant novel, *No Blade of Grass*, could become fact, instead of fiction, at any time. And there are at least three other ways, all scientifically possible, in which the world could be partly depopulated in short order by strictly natural forces beyond our control.

    But if Nature does not act, men will. When things became a bit crowded in east Asia, for example, the Huns and, at a later time, the Mongols, swept a wide swath through the world as locusts sweep through a wheat field. And wherever they felt the inspiration, they were every bit as efficient as any quantity of hydrogen bombs you may care to imagine. In the natural course of human events, we shall see in the near future wars of extermination on scale and of an intensity that your mind will, at present, refuse to contemplate. The only question will be what peoples will be among the exterminated.

  111. @Pericles
    Various Swedish mainstream media have indeed claimed that, presumably to make the medicine go down. Here are some examples from the estimable Tino Sanandaji (in Swedish so have Google Translate available).

    http://www.tino.us/2015/10/forskningsstudie-bekraftar-lag-utbildningsniva-bland-syrier-i-turkiet/

    http://www.tino.us/2015/11/aftonbladet-fyra-av-tio-nyanlanda-syrier-ar-akademiker-om-man-med-akademiker-menar-svetsare-och-mekanier/

    http://www.tino.us/2015/10/norska-ssb-bekraftar-lag-utbildningsniva-bland-nyanlanda-syrier/

    http://www.tino.us/2015/09/endast-6-procent-av-nyanlanda-far-riktiga-jobb-efter-arbetsformedlingens-etableringsplan/

    And more. Pretty devastating, I'd say.

    Pericles — for some reason Google translate did not work on those links, said was already in English, probably referring to your blog title

    • Replies: @Pericles
    Not my blog, I'll note. Here are a couple of the salient points (SVT is the government TV broadcaster, one of the major media entities):

    SVT claims still insist that 37 percent of Syrians are "educated" or "university education". The SVT has come up through the redefinition of highly skilled to all who have some post-secondary education, including a half-year training as a welder or even the koran school.

    SVT definition, "persons who have declared that they have studied up to two years or longer than two years at tertiary level". Note the subtle manipulation "up to two years or more", which gives SVT semantic leeway to take even the few months training and get up to 37 percent. Half a year of training is the "up to" two years. SVT then compare the figures from their own home made definition with Swedish generally accepted definition of highly educated, where 26 percent have at least three years of post-secondary education. So it was that SVT to its surreal conclusion that refugees from extremely underdeveloped Syria has an education "10 percent above average" for Sweden.

    In fact, nearly half of the Syrians only lower secondary education and only one in ten are highly educated. This is described by SVT with the words:

    "An unprecedented stream of graduates"
    "Into the land flowing fully trained engineers, doctors and economists."
    "Refugees coming to Sweden has many of the university and college courses."
    "The largest academic influx so far."
    "It's raining competence of Sweden right now. Academic, doctoral theses and heavy degrees "
     
    The leftist paper Aftonbladet joined in. Sanandaji's response:

    Aftonbladet: Four out of ten Syrian refugees are academics, if by academics you mean welders and mechanics
    ...
    The Rain of Competence scam is not only interesting in itself. It is the smoking gun that proves beyond all doubt that the Swedish journalists deliberately lying about immigration. Some are still gullible and have difficulty believing that journalists systematized lying. But what is this other than consummate lie? A normal talented teenager understands the distinction between academic education (minimum bachelor's degree) and a few months of training as a welder. One need not go after the argument from authority, it is enough to read Aftonbladet and SVT absurd definition of graduates in itself.
     
    At first I thought the whole thing was ridiculous, because it's so amateurishly wrong ... next that the right word actually was 'sinister'.
  112. @Luke Lea

    Africa will soon become the world’s most reliable source of new life: of college graduates, young workers and budding consumers.
     
    College graduates? Only if the West continues to selectively syphon off Africa's best and brightest, stripping the continent of its scarce human capital and thus insuring that the billions left behind will be mired in a permanent state of underdevelopment.

    A better alternative might be for our Ivy League youth to go to Africa between their sophomore and junior years on do-gooder projects, but with the secret intention of impregnating as many nubile young virgins as they are able to seduce. Now that would be a legacy worth leaving!

    A better alternative might be for our Ivy League youth to go to Africa between their sophomore and junior years on do-gooder projects, but with the secret intention of impregnating as many nubile young virgins as they are able to seduce.

    As over half of our Ivy LEague youth are female, the impregnating would likely work the other way in most cases.

  113. @Anon7
    Sure, lots of people believed it, and more importantly, the people who believed it were/are the decision makers in our country.

    This belief got its start in the 1970's; rich people in places like India, Japan, Iraq, Iran etc. started sending their smart kids over here for post-grad education. Then, companies in the US started hiring smart guys from these places and elsewhere. Everyone "over there" is really smart!

    It's called "sample bias". I live in a college town, and every single person I meet from outside the USA is very bright indeed - and many of them quite well-to-do, or will be, once they finish their post-graduate work.

    Too late, the decision makers are understanding that they've only met the top 1% - and they're inviting the dregs, the ones who can't even make it where they are, to live here.

    You are an optimist. I find that one of the problems of today’s managerial and professional class is that the only peeps of color they have ever dealt with are other doctors, lawyers, etc., and maybe the students at their private school or vine-covered university who were the children of African diplomats or such. They really have no clue what people living near large numbers of NAMs are dealing with. Because of increasing social stratification this problem seems to be getting worse.

    I’d like to be wrong.

    • Replies: @Anon7
    "They really have no clue what people living near large numbers of NAMs are dealing with..."

    I think that's exactly right.

    Another source of bias is that they assume that if there are 99th percentile Asians who are great (and there are, believe me), that there must be NAMs who are also in the same category. Unfortunately, there are damn few. Most of the high-functioning or high-level African-Americans I can think of have been promoted past their level of competence in some form of administration, and are just playing the game and keeping their noses clean for high salaries.
  114. @Hunsdon
    Peter Hathaway Capstick was a New Jersey stockbroker back in the day who got tired of his gig and became a big game hunter and professional guide. He started off hunting big cats down in South America, and later moved to Africa where he had a long and successful career, including authoring a number of books, the first of which was "Death in the Long Grass," with a chapter dedicated to each of Africa's "big five" dangerous game animals. There was a saying that he adopted there and used frequently, when something would go wrong and you would be killed by flora, fauna or topological features of the landscape.

    Africa wins again.

    I very fondly remember Capstick’s writing in the pages of various gun magazines, much of which wasn’t really about guns or hunting as such. Indeed, the superb stories of Lucian Cary, of Capstick, and of many other great writers were an oasis of great literature to me in the 1970s, when novels available to me were crap like Erica Jong. Some of those were then living and many others were of those long since deceased, like Cary.

    One can buy a CD of every edition of Gun Digest every so often for $49 on sale. It is very well worth it for this type of literature alone. There are also many of the old “boy’s stories” reprinted therein, peripherally about guns or hunting but in reality little morality plays, extolling the true manly virtues.

    There is sort of a resurgence of appreciation of much of this type of writing now. I note that the club for bulldozer collectors-you can’t make this up!-offers a good selection of Steven Meader’s young adult books, set in anywhere from the 1840s to the 1950s. These are much of the same. (Only one of which concerns itself with a bulldozer.) Many books of this type have fallen out of copyright protection, but most of the better ones were renewed in the 1970s and 1980s and consequently will be life-and ninety protected, and therefore not reissued at all.

  115. @notsaying
    One of the best things the First World could do for itself would be to greatly increase the number of spots in medical schools and hospital residency programs.

    We'd be helping ourselves by not having to poach doctors from other places -- and helping the Third World countries even more by letting them keep the few doctors they have.

    I heard someone on TV talk about how much it would cost to produce more American doctors and I thought, "Are you kidding me? We're the world's richest country and we "can't afford" to train enough doctors for ourselves?"

    Much of the cost of training doctors is makework to protect their scarcity.

    The AMA has a lot of power: they control, for all practical purposes, all the state legislatures in terms of setting state rules, which all just so happen to agree on all particulars. The pillcops (pharmacists) have followed suit, which is why dispensing pharmacists, whom I call pillcops to their face, now need six years of schooling and an internship rather than the four years needed for eighty years. Pharmacist salaries tripled in ten years or so.

    • Replies: @candid_observer
    Yes, in truth, the entire point of the AMA is to continue the monopolistic power of American doctors.

    This is obvious enough from how it (or its very well aligned companion organizations) changes the bar for admission into the club of physicians to achieve a numerical result that maintains the bargaining power of physicians.

    For example, the current minimum standard for passing some of the licensing exams is much higher today (by over a standard deviation in some cases) than it was only going back to the 90s -- a number chosen so that the same proportion of current candidates will pass it as the proportion from the 90s. By today's standards, and my quick reckoning, about 40% (or, likely, more) of today's physicians achieved scores on these exams which would, at this point, be failing scores. Are we to believe that they are all incompetent?
    , @The Man From K Street

    The AMA has a lot of power: they control, for all practical purposes, all the state legislatures in terms of setting state rules, which all just so happen to agree on all particulars.
     
    Not really. If they did, then the first thing they'd do is get the state legislatures to raise the standards of proof and tighten the rules of evidence wrt to medical malpractice. That's why legal malpractice is comparatively so rare: the state legislatures are really controlled by the state bars (most legislators of course are attorneys), who have the hurdles re-written much higher.

    Think of law and medicine as two warring priesthoods. One envies the other its money (no defense contractor can prescribe a F-35 to the government and expect it to be purchased the way a doc can expect Uncle Sam to agree to an Rx), while the other envies the rival's power (see the rule-writing protections above).
    , @International Jew
    If the AMA's mission is to protect American doctors, it's not working in my area. When I signed up with Kaiser and went online to select my "personal physician" I found about two Americans among 20 Indians, Philipinos, Mexicans etc.

    Sorry, five Americans. Three were black, though, and in the absence of MCAT scores where I could see them, I decided to play the odds rationally.

    To be fair, the third world contingent all did residences at American hospitals.

  116. @pyrrhus
    The average IQ in subSaharan Africa is about 70. That means that about 1/10 of the population is educable to any western standard, and about 1/50 is smart enough to start businesses of any size.

    You are assuming the same distribution as in white society, which is probably a mistake. It could well be a lot less-the outliers could all, or almost all be Africans with a completely African appearance but some trace of white ancestry. Only mass DNA analysis would tell, and it isn’t happening any time soon.

  117. “The article ends with a 91-year-old patriarch with 5 wives telling one of his 118 grandchildren that it’s time to cut back on having so many kids.”

    Great idea for making use of our troublesome SJWs (particularly the Black ones) – send them to Africa as Missionaries for left liberalism so they can preach the benefits of small families, feminism and gay rights. Pay them a western minimum wage (say $350 US per week) which will go a long way in a third world country. Beats working as a barista in London on New York.

    The world needs an ideological balancing – more nationalism and conservatism for the West, and more liberalism for Africa and the Middle East.

  118. @Abe
    (previous comment posted too soon and cut-off...) Personally, I think some sort of non-progeny tax is in order. In the media today, characters who try to shame the hip, fantastic urban-lifestyle lead couple for their selfish, childless ways are more often than not depicted as insensitive, old-fashioned boors.

    Yet who's going to be productive to take care of you when you're no longer working? If you've been "responsible" by saving more money for retirement (on paper) than I have, aren't you in effect child-stealing from me? Who's been more socially-responsible? - me who's raised several sturdy, productive, morally-grounded new human beings, or you and your TV show "about nothing" featuring several annoying, narcissistic urban professionals that's not even funny anymore?

    Precisely. *My* two children — I so wish I’d had six. But being young and therefore dumb, I heeded the ZPG propaganda without noticing they weren’t also propagandizing the Africans — my two children will be woefully overburdened caring not just for me and my husband in our dotage, but also these “childfree” gloaters running around, who certainly intend to outlive their usefulness.

  119. @EriK
    Looks like Planned Parenthood Global has a lot of work on its hands. PPG reportedly is focusing on Senegal, Burkina Faso, Nigeria, Sudan, South Sudan, Uganda, Ethiopa, and Kenya in Africa. As Instapundit might say, faster please.

    Looks like Planned Parenthood Global has a lot of work on its hands. PPG reportedly is focusing on Senegal, Burkina Faso, Nigeria, Sudan, South Sudan, Uganda, Ethiopa, and Kenya in Africa. As Instapundit might say, faster please.

    All they have to do is just pay the women a few hundred dollars to get sterilized and they will line up around the corner for it. Incentives matter.

    • Replies: @Anonymous
    Maybe the U.S. could sonehow tie humanitarian aid to sterilization. Otherwise, our aid is in many ways only compounding Africa's and the world's problems.
  120. @Rob McX
    Japan did try immigration:

    In 1989, the Japanese government tried to boost a flagging population by offering huge incentives for Brazilians of Japanese descent–including third-generation immigrants–to return to Japan. Over 300,000 went back. It was a disaster. The Brazilian-Japanese–especially the second- and third-generation mixed-race Japanese–made little effort to learn the language, did not assimilate, established ghettos, were bad workers, and committed a lot of crime. Intermarriage between Brazilian-Japanese and native Japanese was minimal.

    Japanese storekeepers put on special music when Brazilians came in so as to alert the staff to possible shoplifters. Some even put up signs saying, “no Brazilians allowed.” The police, who had been unarmed, began to carry weapons, and hired Portuguese teachers to help fight Brazilian crime. The Japanese government started paying Brazilians to go back to Brazil and sign an oath saying they would never return. The number of Brazilians dropped from more than 300,000 in 2007 to fewer than 200,000 in 2012.
     

    How is it that the Japanese can learn from failure but our gov’t can’t?

    They had this great idea. They tried it. It failed. They did an about face and worked to remedy the damage. Seems like the obvious thing to do.

    • Replies: @rvg
    The Japanese just announced that they have 12 million positions open to foreigners.
  121. It used to have Magic Dirt, the big question is what caused it to turn Tragic.

    I believe I heard it was KKKK Grand Wizard Supreme Haven Monahan the 3rd and his secret M to Tr ray. Don’t tell the NYT. Batman is on the case.

  122. @iSteveFan

    College graduates? Only if the West continues to selectively syphon off Africa’s best and brightest, stripping the continent of its scarce human capital and thus insuring that the billions left behind will be mired in a permanent state of underdevelopment.
     
    I'm surprised progressives and others haven't seen fit to take up this issue. The West is indeed stripping Africa and other developing nations of its best talent. Just as the evil, old colonialists extracted natural resources, the modern oligarchs are extracting human resources today. Surely there is something in this line of thought that is worthy of a hashtag and a social media following.

    I’m surprised progressives and others haven’t seen fit to take up this issue. The West is indeed stripping Africa and other developing nations of its best talent.

    The Left has no principles. The narrative is always constructed ad hoc, ex nihilo, to serve the interests of the Left.

  123. @MarkinLA
    Quit making excuses for that buffoon. I get tired of that BS: Reagan made a deal with the Democrats and they reneged. Reagan NEVER did anything to control the border.

    Reagan reneged? First I’ve heard that one.

    Most of us thought he got taken by the shifty Mick Tip.

    • Replies: @Maj. Kong
    http://www.cato.org/publications/commentary/reagan-embraced-free-trade-immigration

    Of the several reasons why I regard Nixon as the better President.
    , @MarkinLA
    Reagan made a deal with the Democrats and they reneged

    Reagan reneged? First I’ve heard that one.

    ????

    I didn't say that. The whole Reagan was duped and Reagan admitted it was a mistake nonsense really gets to me. Nothing that happens at this level is because somebody got duped. All the loopholes and all end-arounds in the law are put there on purpose. You can thank Pete Wilson (R-Cal) for the most fraud ridden part of that bill. It is even more ridiculous to let Reagan off the hook because he said it was a "mistake". Did all the illegals who were amnestied immediately go back to Mexico once the realized Reagan was sorry? This wasn't a mistake. A mistake is forgetting to add in the milk when you go grocery shopping. Helping to fundamentally alter the demographics of the country is more than just a mistake.
  124. @Sgt. Joe Friday
    In all fairness to Reagan, the illegal immigrant population in 1977 was thought to be in the range of 500,000, not 11,000,000 and in most of the country the full effect of the 1965 immigration act had yet to be felt. Operation Wetback was still within memory of most people alive then, so the prevailing attitude then was probably "if there's a problem here, we know what to do about it."

    Less than 6 years later, Reagan saw the problem, and commented that we had lost control of our borders.

    After the 1986 amnesty, Reagan came to realize that he had been made to play Charlie Brown to the Democrats' and Chamber of Commerce's Lucy. He remarked that the amnesty was one of the biggest mistakes of his presidency.

    Forget it– you’ll never get through to the Marks and Hippos. They’ll never forgive Ronnie for saying “tear down that wall”, the wall that protected the union workers of the German Democratic Republic of Erich Honecker and Dean Reed from capitalist exploitation from the West. The GDR had no immigration problem– their wall worked.

    Reagan was also weak on the blacklist that kept Mark’s favorite writers and actors from working. Scripts were rotting in the fields!

    • Replies: @MarkinLA
    I don't give a damn about the people in the movie industry Ronnie outed to try and keep his busted career going. However, I will say this: his pathological fear of communism that outed a bunch of cocktail party pinkos made nobody any safer. He did however waste a boatload of money on useless defense spending that in no way made us safer.

    Reagan IS responsible for the three things doing the most damage to the white working class in this country. Obviously his looking the other way while illegals were flooding the country and amnestying them is number one. However, he was also behind free trade. Now maybe being as stupid as he was he really did believe the rhetoric about it increasing exports but nobody in corporate offices was that stupid. Finally, he tasked the NSF with creating the big lie campaign behind the massive expansion in tech guest worker visas.

    One could go on about how he expanded affirmative action even though he was supposedly conservative. One could talk about his putting neocons into significant foreign policy positions or his drug dealing. One could talk about his mishandling of the thrifts leading to the S&L fiasco. The list of stupidity and malfeasance is almost endless and has nothing to do with being on the left and has more to do with actual traditional conservatism which Reagan most certainly was not.

    He did give good speeches. it is too bad they didn't have "As seen on TV" then. Reagan was natural for that.
  125. @Hunsdon
    Peter Hathaway Capstick was a New Jersey stockbroker back in the day who got tired of his gig and became a big game hunter and professional guide. He started off hunting big cats down in South America, and later moved to Africa where he had a long and successful career, including authoring a number of books, the first of which was "Death in the Long Grass," with a chapter dedicated to each of Africa's "big five" dangerous game animals. There was a saying that he adopted there and used frequently, when something would go wrong and you would be killed by flora, fauna or topological features of the landscape.

    Africa wins again.

    With two or three or four billion Africans, big game hunting will be a thing of the distant past. You’ll be lucky to keep a few megafauna in zoos.

  126. @MarkinLA
    Well they obviously didn't have as much say as the Jews in 1965 did they? They were browbeaten with the combination of the nonsense about Nazi Germany and the Ship of the Damned and all the lies about how it wouldn't do anything to change the demographic makeup of the country to do anything.

    In addition, the Democrats could see the demographic trend. Kevin Phillips had written about the coming Republican majority. The Democrats could see that white union members weren't going to be enough.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kevin_Phillips_%28political_commentator%29

    On the Republican side, during the 70s and 80s the corporations were using illegals to break unions like IBP did to the meatpackers. They were even sending buses to Mexico to get scabs and the Reagan administration did nothing to stop them. The union power was dwindling and both parties were complicit in displacing the white working class.

    Well [the ILGWU] obviously didn’t have as much say as the Jews in 1965 did they?

    The ILGWU was a Jewish outfit from the start, wasn’t it?

    http://jwa.org/encyclopedia/article/international-ladies-garment-workers-union

    The International Ladies Garment Workers Union was founded in 1900. The eleven Jewish men who founded the union represented seven local unions from East Coast cities with heavy Jewish immigrant populations.

    ***

    More recently, as the ILGWU’s membership has shifted from Jewish and Italian women to Latino, African-American, and Asian women, one Jewish woman has served as the union’s legislative voice in the halls of Congress for almost half a century. Unlike the other Jewish women of prominence in the union, Evelyn Dubrow was not an immigrant. She grew up in New Jersey and was educated at the New York University School of Journalism.

    • Replies: @MarkinLA
    I didn't know that I was just referring to the sympathy people had for the Jews after WWII and the idea that we in the US turned them away when they were fleeing Germany. It made people soften up on immigration. That and the fact the economyn was booming.
  127. Is Dr. James Watson still “inherently gloomy about the prospects for Africa because all our social policies are based on the fact that their intelligence is the same as ours—whereas all the testing says not really.”?

  128. @Romanian
    Can I disagree with you on that?

    This is a Romanian military blog's short post on the armaments industry in Sudan http://www.rumaniamilitary.ro/potentialul-industriei-militare-din-sudan
    It has pictures and Google Translate will do a good job with it. Some takeaways - a centralized African state can (and probably will) sustain an armaments industry, for internal acquisitions and also exports. You cannot expect railguns, AI and nanomaterials, but they do their licensed Soviet-era stuff or licensed Chinese knock-offs of Soviet stuff well. Then again, that's the point - many of these armaments were developed with the idea of sustaining production in adverse conditions throughout an on-going war where finesse and certain modes of production might become difficult.

    The War Nerd has written about the WW1 style war between Ethiopia and Eritrea http://exiledonline.com/its-d-day-in-zalambessa/

    The thing is that these countries are advanced and organized enough to have these weapons and duke it out like it's 1914, but not advanced enough to have become too fearful of what they might lose should war break out (crashing stock-markets, risking the loss of the 1.8 children they pop out (nod to Europe), financial hardship through attrition of expensive equipment etc.)

    I would also disagree on the strong state theory. Again, the War Nerd provides good justification in his articles on Biafra and on the West's support for Hutus against the more organized and militarily inclined Tutsis.
    https://www.nsfwcorp.com/dispatch/war-nerd-boko-haram/
    www.exile.ru/articles/detail.php?ARTICLE_ID=7490&IBLOCK_ID=35
    The second is paywalled, but, if you hit print just before the sign appears, you can extract the article.

    Also, this is very good
    https://www.nsfwcorp.com/dispatch/tutsi-empire-interrupted/

    A strong state could promote falling fertility more effectively, since the very definition of being strong is that you have the means and the willingness to use them to impose policies. It would also be in its interest to reduce its youth bulge and provide for them more effectively, to avoid being plagued by unrest. It could also allow for the various unsavory means of creating a majority culture and tribe that can anchor the state and possibly make loyalty towards the collective good a bit more prevalent. Paul Kagame in Rwanda has been very active in reducing birthrates in his very crowded nation. The day I see an African nation pulling off something like the "one child policy" or some sort of eugenics based rate of differential reproduction is the day we will hail a new China that might not disappoint. And, if they start attacking their weaker neighbors, then it is history in the making. Conquest was the main model of exporting a good political, religious and economic system back in the day.

    Europe has had hundreds of years and two world wars and their aftermaths to become more homogeneous and it has served Europe well, a lesson (like that of the USSR's repressed nationalism) that it has forgotten.

    PS Damn, I wanted to reply to Anonymous above you, Reg Caesar. There should be an option to add more people to whom you are responding.

    The Rwandan Tutsis have pulled off some piratical military adventures in the Congo that are impressive: probably comparable to what the Chechen rebels did in the 1990s to the Russians.

    • Replies: @5371
    Strength of schedule not comparable. Also there isn't actually any game tape.
  129. @Ed
    Drew has lived in Africa for years. Not sure if he's currently there now. The WSJ has some pretty good reporters, probably second best team out there.

    The article is bylined from an obscure but very fast growing city in Nigeria. I cut out a lot of the local color details in the excerpt I posted, but if you read them you’ll be sure the reporter went to the trouble of visiting the bylined place.

  130. @Steve Sailer
    The Rwandan Tutsis have pulled off some piratical military adventures in the Congo that are impressive: probably comparable to what the Chechen rebels did in the 1990s to the Russians.

    Strength of schedule not comparable. Also there isn’t actually any game tape.

  131. @MarkinLA
    Quit making excuses for that buffoon. I get tired of that BS: Reagan made a deal with the Democrats and they reneged. Reagan NEVER did anything to control the border.

    Reagan was philosophically similar to Paul Ryan’s view on immigration, that immigration and classical liberalism were the pillars of “American exceptionalism”.

    While he may have expected some securing of the border, he wasn’t a nationalist by any standard.

    • Replies: @ATBOTL
    Reagan was terrible on immigration and racial issues. He was a hardcore open borders enthusiast his whole life. The 2015 pro-white movement has no use for Reagan or those who idolize him.
  132. @Reg Cæsar
    Reagan reneged? First I've heard that one.

    Most of us thought he got taken by the shifty Mick Tip.

    http://www.cato.org/publications/commentary/reagan-embraced-free-trade-immigration

    Of the several reasons why I regard Nixon as the better President.

  133. @Luke Lea
    Pericles -- for some reason Google translate did not work on those links, said was already in English, probably referring to your blog title

    Not my blog, I’ll note. Here are a couple of the salient points (SVT is the government TV broadcaster, one of the major media entities):

    SVT claims still insist that 37 percent of Syrians are “educated” or “university education”. The SVT has come up through the redefinition of highly skilled to all who have some post-secondary education, including a half-year training as a welder or even the koran school.

    SVT definition, “persons who have declared that they have studied up to two years or longer than two years at tertiary level”. Note the subtle manipulation “up to two years or more”, which gives SVT semantic leeway to take even the few months training and get up to 37 percent. Half a year of training is the “up to” two years. SVT then compare the figures from their own home made definition with Swedish generally accepted definition of highly educated, where 26 percent have at least three years of post-secondary education. So it was that SVT to its surreal conclusion that refugees from extremely underdeveloped Syria has an education “10 percent above average” for Sweden.

    In fact, nearly half of the Syrians only lower secondary education and only one in ten are highly educated. This is described by SVT with the words:

    “An unprecedented stream of graduates”
    “Into the land flowing fully trained engineers, doctors and economists.”
    “Refugees coming to Sweden has many of the university and college courses.”
    “The largest academic influx so far.”
    “It’s raining competence of Sweden right now. Academic, doctoral theses and heavy degrees “

    The leftist paper Aftonbladet joined in. Sanandaji’s response:

    Aftonbladet: Four out of ten Syrian refugees are academics, if by academics you mean welders and mechanics

    The Rain of Competence scam is not only interesting in itself. It is the smoking gun that proves beyond all doubt that the Swedish journalists deliberately lying about immigration. Some are still gullible and have difficulty believing that journalists systematized lying. But what is this other than consummate lie? A normal talented teenager understands the distinction between academic education (minimum bachelor’s degree) and a few months of training as a welder. One need not go after the argument from authority, it is enough to read Aftonbladet and SVT absurd definition of graduates in itself.

    At first I thought the whole thing was ridiculous, because it’s so amateurishly wrong … next that the right word actually was ‘sinister’.

    • Replies: @Boris Notspasky

    Aftonbladet: Four out of ten Syrian refugees are academics, if by academics you mean welders and mechanics

     
    Okay, but even if they have a skill, all European countries have pretty strict licensing requirements including written tests, interviews and actual performance evaluations from certified supervisors. So, it doesn't matter if you say you are a welder, lawyer, doctor, you have to pass their test. It generally takes years to learn enough of the new language and specific language for the job to pass a licensing test. So, probably 2% of Syrian welders, lawyers, doctors would be able to pass a licensing test within two or three years of arriving. What is that, like 40 people? out of a million? It is a total freaking joke.

    Did the idiot writer even ask what the pass rate is for foreigners taking licensing exams in European countries? of course not, that would mess up his plausible deniability. The writer is a dindu research kind of guy.

    , @AnAnon
    I saw this on countenance's blog:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A84b7qIxQMU

    Listen to this from 2:00 to 2:12, America is apparently an example of a thriving multicultural society, whilst Sweden needs to work harder and be more accepting.
    , @TheJester
    If the new European "refugees" can't speak German, or French, or Italian, or Swedish, or English ... and will never learn, what difference will it make if they claim to hold a degree in ... (fill in the blank) from the University of Bangladesh, especially since the certificate can be bought on the open market for a small fee? Besides, permenent welfare in Sweden is preferable to life in ... (fill in the blank).

    Presumption? No, I spent a decade working in the Middle East. I ran into legions of TCNs (Third Country Nationals) with paper evidence of degrees, health certificates, and anything else that was needed to qualify for a job. How many of these were fake? One has to know the cultures ....

    Yes, people in most cultures do whatever they need to do to improve their lot in life, especially if they c0me from a non-European culture that depreciates the rule of law and integrity is a virtue for fools.
  134. @notsaying
    I suspect there's tens of millions of parents in Africa who believe at least one of their kids will end up in the First World -- and tens of millions of their kids believe that too. The same goes for other places around the world, too, of course.

    It's a possible dream -- but one that will happen to less than 1% of the people who make lifetime decisions for themselves and their kids based on that dream.

    I think it's past time for the First World countries to start speaking directly to people in Africa and tell them that their many kids will not have a place in the First World. These people and their governments need a wakeup call.

    I do not know how you tell poor people who are not subsistence farmers that they should have fewer kids -- and just one wife, too. It should be obvious that when you don't have enough for 1 wife and 5 kids, the answer is not to get another wife and have more kids. There's certainly a lot of traditional notions perpetuating the big family, more wives men in Black Africa. But I think our own silence about the availability of escape routes to the First World definitely contributes to the problem too.

    It should be obvious that when you don’t have enough for 1 wife and 5 kids, the answer is not to get another wife and have more kids.

    A category error. His wives support themselves and their children.

    There is no expectation in African societies that the men support their wives and children. The wives work. The kids work.

    In Africa men buy their wives. This is called “lobola” or “bride price”. Lobola is denominated in cows, not cash.

    This is the US ghetto pattern as well. The women provide the money (TANF, Section 8, etc.) to feed themselves and their children and expect little or nothing from their paramours.

    • Replies: @Bill Jones
    It's the Bill Clinton pattern.
  135. @E. Harding
    If the average African will be 28 in 2050, that means 2050 will be at the tail end of a long era of massive African civil wars. Lebanon's median age is 29. Algeria's is 27. In 2010, Syria's was 23.

    That is called the Youth Bulge Theory, developed by German social scientist Gunnar Heinsohn. It basically means these demographic explosions will fuel other explosions as well.

    http://www.cfr.org/world/effects-youth-bulge-civil-conflicts/p13093

    And because young people have fewer responsibilities, like families or careers to tend to, that makes them more prone to taking up arms. According to Heinsohn, this is especially the case among the youngest sons of a family, who are desperate for respectability and social advancement.

    It would be interesting to see if there is a tendency for insurgents and extremists to be the youngest sons.

  136. @CJ
    You are an optimist. I find that one of the problems of today's managerial and professional class is that the only peeps of color they have ever dealt with are other doctors, lawyers, etc., and maybe the students at their private school or vine-covered university who were the children of African diplomats or such. They really have no clue what people living near large numbers of NAMs are dealing with. Because of increasing social stratification this problem seems to be getting worse.

    I'd like to be wrong.

    “They really have no clue what people living near large numbers of NAMs are dealing with…”

    I think that’s exactly right.

    Another source of bias is that they assume that if there are 99th percentile Asians who are great (and there are, believe me), that there must be NAMs who are also in the same category. Unfortunately, there are damn few. Most of the high-functioning or high-level African-Americans I can think of have been promoted past their level of competence in some form of administration, and are just playing the game and keeping their noses clean for high salaries.

    • Agree: Jim Don Bob
  137. @Abe

    Better, by some measures. Humanity is aging. By 2050, nearly a fourth of the people on earth will have passed their 60th birthday, compared with just one-eighth now. A swelling portion of the global economy will be spent hospitalizing or retiring old people.
     
    This is seriously one of the stupidest ideas I've seen in a non-poz publication. If we require 1.5X working age persons to take care of X retired persons, how many more people will be required to take care of those 4 billion aging Africans someday? Or is it Nigerians (holding bedpans) all the way down?

    And if we in the end all agree some combo of automation, later retirement, and more frugal care of the elderly will be required, why not impose those measures now when our ecological resources are not straining at the breaking point?

    Personally, I honk some sort of non-progeny tax is in order. In the media today, characters who try

    Better, by some measures. Humanity is aging. By 2050, nearly a fourth of the people on earth will have passed their 60th birthday, compared with just one-eighth now. A swelling portion of the global economy will be spent hospitalizing or retiring old people.

    This is seriously one of the stupidest ideas I’ve seen in a non-poz publication. If we require 1.5X working age persons to take care of X retired persons, how many more people will be required to take care of those 4 billion aging Africans someday? Or is it Nigerians (holding bedpans) all the way down?

    I have been telling my son since about age four that it is his daughters who should take care of him when he is old, and me when I am old. The obvious implication is that he needs to marry and have some children to whom this task will fall. Maybe have exclusive homes with white only employees. If your firm does not employ more than a certain number of employees, you can discriminate. I have noticed some small nursing homes popping up in very expensive neighborhoods here. It is just a four bedroom one story house. All residents and employees are white. They don’t advertise. My friend’s mother was there for dementia and failing health. It just looks like a regular house.

    And if we in the end all agree some combo of automation, later retirement, and more frugal care of the elderly will be required, why not impose those measures now when our ecological resources are not straining at the breaking point?

    What ecological resources? Seriously, the way that guy writes you would get the feeling he thinks that natural resources are infinite, and that there is no such thing as pollution or climate change, etc.

    Personally, I think some sort of non-progeny tax is in order.

    Absolutely. Their taxes will pay dindu’s to wipe their butts when they are old. So those folks they pay big bucks to stay away from all their lives will be washing their privates for them.
    Ewww.

  138. @Steve Sailer
    No, Detroit has Tragic Dirt. Detroit's suburbs have Magic Dirt.

    No, Detroit has Tragic Dirt. Detroit’s suburbs have Magic Dirt.

    Having been born in Detroit (for the record, I was not the last white, it is rumored there may have been one after me), I can attest that all Detroit’s Magic Dirt was moved north of 8 Mile into Oakland County in 1968 during the great Detroit Dirt Move project spearheaded by L Brooks Patterson before he was elected as Oakland County’s Chief Racist. Later, a highway was built as fortification to keep the Magic Dirt from being returned to Detroit as well as keep the Africans from moving north. However, since all the Magic Dirt, and thus intelligence which thrives thereupon, was in Oakland County, the highway had to be built at 10 Mile rather than on the 8 Mile border thus effectively allowing a subset of Africans to reside on the Magic Dirt between 8 & 10 Mile roads. Thus Southfield was born with its Magic Negroes nourished on the purloined Magic Dirt.

    Detroit truly has a fascinating history.

    • Replies: @Harold
    Of course! The racist whites couldn’t bear to see blacks benefit from the Magic Dirt so they took it with them. Typical! So Daniel Williams was right too, it was because of racism.
  139. @Pericles
    Not my blog, I'll note. Here are a couple of the salient points (SVT is the government TV broadcaster, one of the major media entities):

    SVT claims still insist that 37 percent of Syrians are "educated" or "university education". The SVT has come up through the redefinition of highly skilled to all who have some post-secondary education, including a half-year training as a welder or even the koran school.

    SVT definition, "persons who have declared that they have studied up to two years or longer than two years at tertiary level". Note the subtle manipulation "up to two years or more", which gives SVT semantic leeway to take even the few months training and get up to 37 percent. Half a year of training is the "up to" two years. SVT then compare the figures from their own home made definition with Swedish generally accepted definition of highly educated, where 26 percent have at least three years of post-secondary education. So it was that SVT to its surreal conclusion that refugees from extremely underdeveloped Syria has an education "10 percent above average" for Sweden.

    In fact, nearly half of the Syrians only lower secondary education and only one in ten are highly educated. This is described by SVT with the words:

    "An unprecedented stream of graduates"
    "Into the land flowing fully trained engineers, doctors and economists."
    "Refugees coming to Sweden has many of the university and college courses."
    "The largest academic influx so far."
    "It's raining competence of Sweden right now. Academic, doctoral theses and heavy degrees "
     
    The leftist paper Aftonbladet joined in. Sanandaji's response:

    Aftonbladet: Four out of ten Syrian refugees are academics, if by academics you mean welders and mechanics
    ...
    The Rain of Competence scam is not only interesting in itself. It is the smoking gun that proves beyond all doubt that the Swedish journalists deliberately lying about immigration. Some are still gullible and have difficulty believing that journalists systematized lying. But what is this other than consummate lie? A normal talented teenager understands the distinction between academic education (minimum bachelor's degree) and a few months of training as a welder. One need not go after the argument from authority, it is enough to read Aftonbladet and SVT absurd definition of graduates in itself.
     
    At first I thought the whole thing was ridiculous, because it's so amateurishly wrong ... next that the right word actually was 'sinister'.

    Aftonbladet: Four out of ten Syrian refugees are academics, if by academics you mean welders and mechanics

    Okay, but even if they have a skill, all European countries have pretty strict licensing requirements including written tests, interviews and actual performance evaluations from certified supervisors. So, it doesn’t matter if you say you are a welder, lawyer, doctor, you have to pass their test. It generally takes years to learn enough of the new language and specific language for the job to pass a licensing test. So, probably 2% of Syrian welders, lawyers, doctors would be able to pass a licensing test within two or three years of arriving. What is that, like 40 people? out of a million? It is a total freaking joke.

    Did the idiot writer even ask what the pass rate is for foreigners taking licensing exams in European countries? of course not, that would mess up his plausible deniability. The writer is a dindu research kind of guy.

    • Replies: @Pericles
    I would say it's worse than dindu actually. They took the time to concoct an obviously faulty junk data study (Syrian car mechanics and koran students are comparable to STEM graduates) and used it to advocate a rather dangerous and destructive policy (welcome, saviours!).
    , @International Jew

    So, probably 2% of Syrian welders, lawyers, doctors would be able to pass a licensing test within two or three years of arriving. What is that, like 40 people? out of a million? It is a total freaking joke.
     
    Palestinians (working in Israel) are top-notch auto mechanics. I think Germany and Sweden could do a lot worse than to extend an invitation to the entire Palestinian people.
    , @athEIst
    2%. What is that, like 40 people? out of a million? It is a total freaking joke..
    2% of 1 million is 20,000. I agree with your point, just not with your math.
  140. @Big Bill
    Africans are going to eat up or sell parts from all the animals in Africa long before they reach 2.4 billion. And the ones they don't eat (dogs and cats) the Chinese immigrants are going to eat.

    Odd that the Green Community is not talking about this.

    Africans are going to eat up or sell parts from all the animals in Africa long before they reach 2.4 billion.

    It’s a testament to conservationists that this hasn’t already happened. Whites and Asians killed off most of the fauna capable of predation on humans at a much earlier stage. Africans weren’t up to the task until given white designed and built weapons. But in this day of AK-47s and RPGs, it’s pretty amazing that any rhinoceros, elephants, hippopotamus, and lions still roam the wild at all.

  141. @Pericles
    Not my blog, I'll note. Here are a couple of the salient points (SVT is the government TV broadcaster, one of the major media entities):

    SVT claims still insist that 37 percent of Syrians are "educated" or "university education". The SVT has come up through the redefinition of highly skilled to all who have some post-secondary education, including a half-year training as a welder or even the koran school.

    SVT definition, "persons who have declared that they have studied up to two years or longer than two years at tertiary level". Note the subtle manipulation "up to two years or more", which gives SVT semantic leeway to take even the few months training and get up to 37 percent. Half a year of training is the "up to" two years. SVT then compare the figures from their own home made definition with Swedish generally accepted definition of highly educated, where 26 percent have at least three years of post-secondary education. So it was that SVT to its surreal conclusion that refugees from extremely underdeveloped Syria has an education "10 percent above average" for Sweden.

    In fact, nearly half of the Syrians only lower secondary education and only one in ten are highly educated. This is described by SVT with the words:

    "An unprecedented stream of graduates"
    "Into the land flowing fully trained engineers, doctors and economists."
    "Refugees coming to Sweden has many of the university and college courses."
    "The largest academic influx so far."
    "It's raining competence of Sweden right now. Academic, doctoral theses and heavy degrees "
     
    The leftist paper Aftonbladet joined in. Sanandaji's response:

    Aftonbladet: Four out of ten Syrian refugees are academics, if by academics you mean welders and mechanics
    ...
    The Rain of Competence scam is not only interesting in itself. It is the smoking gun that proves beyond all doubt that the Swedish journalists deliberately lying about immigration. Some are still gullible and have difficulty believing that journalists systematized lying. But what is this other than consummate lie? A normal talented teenager understands the distinction between academic education (minimum bachelor's degree) and a few months of training as a welder. One need not go after the argument from authority, it is enough to read Aftonbladet and SVT absurd definition of graduates in itself.
     
    At first I thought the whole thing was ridiculous, because it's so amateurishly wrong ... next that the right word actually was 'sinister'.

    I saw this on countenance’s blog:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A84b7qIxQMU

    Listen to this from 2:00 to 2:12, America is apparently an example of a thriving multicultural society, whilst Sweden needs to work harder and be more accepting.

  142. @MarkinLA
    Who really should have squawked were the blacks. They were moving from the south to the north to get the jobs that were being created in the 60s when the US was the major manufacturing force in the free world. I suspect that corporations eager to avoid hiring blacks were silently behind the push to open the borders as well.

    I suspect that corporations eager to avoid hiring blacks were silently behind the push to open the borders as well.

    Not just open the borders, but legalize the mestizos so they may have legal employment in major manufacturing concerns like the Big Three automakers, GE, etc. Initially those folks encouraged the Great Migration of the negroes, but when they learned firsthand that the negroes came with chronic indolence, malingering, and incompetence, they scrambled for another low cost labor option.

    Just how hard is it to get a factory full of negroes to produce goods of high quality? Obviously it’s easier to just abandon your factory, site and build a new one from scratch in Mexico, Honduras, Taiwan, or China, learn the local language, build a new set of engineering documents in the new language, recruit and train a new workforce, develop a new supply chain, figure out the legal intricacies and logistics of export and import, and pay for the difference in freight costs from the new location, and pay more for marketing to overcome the loss of goodwill resulting from offshoring manufacturing operations – not to mention incurring the risks associated with huge capital investment in the third world.

    The idea that Africa, with its endless “resource” of 70 IQ Africans, can develop and sustain an industrial economy is hilarious. They cannot even operate farms, productive and profitable farms, the day after murdering the white owners. Even with all the machinery and seed obtained free, the farms are ruined fallow wastelands within a year.

    Obviously, from what I read in this thread, even those who have internalized HBD have not or can not internalize what an average IQ of 70 truly means. These are people who would require constant supervision for a job mopping floors or emptying trash cans. These are people who cannot even today figure out how to ensure they will have food tomorrow. You see a photo of a shiny new building in Africa and fail to reflect that it was funded by Western charity or resource extraction, designed by Westerners, and built with Western tech under supervision of Westerners – and that it will lie in ruin inside a decade. There is NO good news about Africa. And this population explosion, entirely the predictable result of providing Western medicine and technology alongside Western food aid, is unquestionably the worst disaster the world has ever seen. Must we wait for headlines screaming, “ANOTHER 100 MILLION DEAD FROM FAMINE IN AFRICA,” and “FIFTY MILLION FEARED DEAD IN LATEST EBOLA OUTBREAK,” before realizing the only solution to Africa is quarantine like we have for the Sentinel Islanders?

    • Replies: @Romanian
    Bravo, Sir! A tour de force!
    , @Rob McX
    Great comment. Europeans and other Westerners do not have any idea of how attractive their countries are to Africans who have no hope of survival in their own. Nor can they see the criminal insanity of giving Africa the means to expand its population to a level the natives have no hope of supporting.

    Europe's "border control" is equivalent to someone owning a mansion full of priceless valuables in Detroit, leaving the doors unlocked, and letting it be known there is no security system - and then expecting the goodwill of the surrounding population to save them from burglary and home invasion.
    , @athEIst
    you must always remember "nothing was ever built in Africa south of the equator larger than a grass hut." There is a reason for that.
  143. I’d be interested in knowing what the attitudes towards family size and birth control are in Nigerian movies and soap operas. As many people (including Joe Biden) have observed, media can really influence social attitudes and drive changes in behavior. When African “big men” no longer derive a good part of their status from siring half a village, having fewer children will become normal and desirable among all social classes.

  144. @5371
    Kagame is neoliberals', neocons' and war nerds' Numinous Negro.

    Remember Ambrose Bierce’s definition of an African-American? It’s the same with Kagame. He’s doing most of what his people and the wider world would need him to do. That’s all, at least from my perspective. If I compare him to other African leaders with authoritarian streaks, he looks fit for a Nobel prize. In another time and place, Rwanda would have swallowed the Congo whole and expanded its good governance, instead of putting Kabila in charge there.

  145. @ren

    Looks like Planned Parenthood Global has a lot of work on its hands. PPG reportedly is focusing on Senegal, Burkina Faso, Nigeria, Sudan, South Sudan, Uganda, Ethiopa, and Kenya in Africa. As Instapundit might say, faster please.
     
    All they have to do is just pay the women a few hundred dollars to get sterilized and they will line up around the corner for it. Incentives matter.

    Maybe the U.S. could sonehow tie humanitarian aid to sterilization. Otherwise, our aid is in many ways only compounding Africa’s and the world’s problems.

  146. @Former Darfur
    Much of the cost of training doctors is makework to protect their scarcity.

    The AMA has a lot of power: they control, for all practical purposes, all the state legislatures in terms of setting state rules, which all just so happen to agree on all particulars. The pillcops (pharmacists) have followed suit, which is why dispensing pharmacists, whom I call pillcops to their face, now need six years of schooling and an internship rather than the four years needed for eighty years. Pharmacist salaries tripled in ten years or so.

    Yes, in truth, the entire point of the AMA is to continue the monopolistic power of American doctors.

    This is obvious enough from how it (or its very well aligned companion organizations) changes the bar for admission into the club of physicians to achieve a numerical result that maintains the bargaining power of physicians.

    For example, the current minimum standard for passing some of the licensing exams is much higher today (by over a standard deviation in some cases) than it was only going back to the 90s — a number chosen so that the same proportion of current candidates will pass it as the proportion from the 90s. By today’s standards, and my quick reckoning, about 40% (or, likely, more) of today’s physicians achieved scores on these exams which would, at this point, be failing scores. Are we to believe that they are all incompetent?

  147. @Former Darfur
    Much of the cost of training doctors is makework to protect their scarcity.

    The AMA has a lot of power: they control, for all practical purposes, all the state legislatures in terms of setting state rules, which all just so happen to agree on all particulars. The pillcops (pharmacists) have followed suit, which is why dispensing pharmacists, whom I call pillcops to their face, now need six years of schooling and an internship rather than the four years needed for eighty years. Pharmacist salaries tripled in ten years or so.

    The AMA has a lot of power: they control, for all practical purposes, all the state legislatures in terms of setting state rules, which all just so happen to agree on all particulars.

    Not really. If they did, then the first thing they’d do is get the state legislatures to raise the standards of proof and tighten the rules of evidence wrt to medical malpractice. That’s why legal malpractice is comparatively so rare: the state legislatures are really controlled by the state bars (most legislators of course are attorneys), who have the hurdles re-written much higher.

    Think of law and medicine as two warring priesthoods. One envies the other its money (no defense contractor can prescribe a F-35 to the government and expect it to be purchased the way a doc can expect Uncle Sam to agree to an Rx), while the other envies the rival’s power (see the rule-writing protections above).

    • Replies: @Former Darfur
    They are warring priesthoods in the sense the Catholics and the Calvinists were when they conspired to roast Michael Servetus. It must be admitted that the percentage of attorneys in state legislatures is much higher, but by the same token, there are cracks in the ABA monopoly the AMA doesn't have. In California, for instance, one can become a lawyer (albeit with great inconvenience and with the limitation one may practice nowhere else) by attending a non-accredited law school or none at all even: and in Kansas, a law school in Wichita was able to become accredited (but alas, only within the state) despite the ABA's refusal to grant its unction.
  148. @Maj. Kong
    Reagan was philosophically similar to Paul Ryan's view on immigration, that immigration and classical liberalism were the pillars of "American exceptionalism".

    While he may have expected some securing of the border, he wasn't a nationalist by any standard.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hcTPwHY-LpY

    Reagan was terrible on immigration and racial issues. He was a hardcore open borders enthusiast his whole life. The 2015 pro-white movement has no use for Reagan or those who idolize him.

  149. @Boris Notspasky

    Aftonbladet: Four out of ten Syrian refugees are academics, if by academics you mean welders and mechanics

     
    Okay, but even if they have a skill, all European countries have pretty strict licensing requirements including written tests, interviews and actual performance evaluations from certified supervisors. So, it doesn't matter if you say you are a welder, lawyer, doctor, you have to pass their test. It generally takes years to learn enough of the new language and specific language for the job to pass a licensing test. So, probably 2% of Syrian welders, lawyers, doctors would be able to pass a licensing test within two or three years of arriving. What is that, like 40 people? out of a million? It is a total freaking joke.

    Did the idiot writer even ask what the pass rate is for foreigners taking licensing exams in European countries? of course not, that would mess up his plausible deniability. The writer is a dindu research kind of guy.

    I would say it’s worse than dindu actually. They took the time to concoct an obviously faulty junk data study (Syrian car mechanics and koran students are comparable to STEM graduates) and used it to advocate a rather dangerous and destructive policy (welcome, saviours!).

  150. @notsaying
    I suspect there's tens of millions of parents in Africa who believe at least one of their kids will end up in the First World -- and tens of millions of their kids believe that too. The same goes for other places around the world, too, of course.

    It's a possible dream -- but one that will happen to less than 1% of the people who make lifetime decisions for themselves and their kids based on that dream.

    I think it's past time for the First World countries to start speaking directly to people in Africa and tell them that their many kids will not have a place in the First World. These people and their governments need a wakeup call.

    I do not know how you tell poor people who are not subsistence farmers that they should have fewer kids -- and just one wife, too. It should be obvious that when you don't have enough for 1 wife and 5 kids, the answer is not to get another wife and have more kids. There's certainly a lot of traditional notions perpetuating the big family, more wives men in Black Africa. But I think our own silence about the availability of escape routes to the First World definitely contributes to the problem too.

    I suspect there’s tens of millions of parents in Africa who believe at least one of their kids will end up in the First World — and tens of millions of their kids believe that too. The same goes for other places around the world, too, of course.

    http://www.unz.com/isteve/gallup-poll-640-million-want-to-emigrate-to-first-world/

    640 million, just the adults, plus any dependents they might have accrued and can bring over, if not their entire village.

    • Replies: @Beach
    I found this ad on a Kenyan blog. They probably advertise all over the world. I thought these "businesses" were being closed down.

    http://www.doctoresparati.com/home.html
  151. @Former Darfur
    Much of the cost of training doctors is makework to protect their scarcity.

    The AMA has a lot of power: they control, for all practical purposes, all the state legislatures in terms of setting state rules, which all just so happen to agree on all particulars. The pillcops (pharmacists) have followed suit, which is why dispensing pharmacists, whom I call pillcops to their face, now need six years of schooling and an internship rather than the four years needed for eighty years. Pharmacist salaries tripled in ten years or so.

    If the AMA’s mission is to protect American doctors, it’s not working in my area. When I signed up with Kaiser and went online to select my “personal physician” I found about two Americans among 20 Indians, Philipinos, Mexicans etc.

    Sorry, five Americans. Three were black, though, and in the absence of MCAT scores where I could see them, I decided to play the odds rationally.

    To be fair, the third world contingent all did residences at American hospitals.

  152. @Anonym
    Africa isn’t finding much use for its young, either. In Nigeria, just 9% of adults are employed full time by someone else, according to a 2012 Gallup poll. It is a number typical for the continent.

    Fortunately, the Magic Dirt (TM) of Detroit has proven... never mind.

    So they are running a country with just 9% full time employment outside the home? Maybe they have figured it out…

  153. @Boris Notspasky

    Aftonbladet: Four out of ten Syrian refugees are academics, if by academics you mean welders and mechanics

     
    Okay, but even if they have a skill, all European countries have pretty strict licensing requirements including written tests, interviews and actual performance evaluations from certified supervisors. So, it doesn't matter if you say you are a welder, lawyer, doctor, you have to pass their test. It generally takes years to learn enough of the new language and specific language for the job to pass a licensing test. So, probably 2% of Syrian welders, lawyers, doctors would be able to pass a licensing test within two or three years of arriving. What is that, like 40 people? out of a million? It is a total freaking joke.

    Did the idiot writer even ask what the pass rate is for foreigners taking licensing exams in European countries? of course not, that would mess up his plausible deniability. The writer is a dindu research kind of guy.

    So, probably 2% of Syrian welders, lawyers, doctors would be able to pass a licensing test within two or three years of arriving. What is that, like 40 people? out of a million? It is a total freaking joke.

    Palestinians (working in Israel) are top-notch auto mechanics. I think Germany and Sweden could do a lot worse than to extend an invitation to the entire Palestinian people.

    • Replies: @Steve Sailer
    Worked out well for Lebanon in 1975.
  154. @Stan D Mute

    I suspect that corporations eager to avoid hiring blacks were silently behind the push to open the borders as well.
     
    Not just open the borders, but legalize the mestizos so they may have legal employment in major manufacturing concerns like the Big Three automakers, GE, etc. Initially those folks encouraged the Great Migration of the negroes, but when they learned firsthand that the negroes came with chronic indolence, malingering, and incompetence, they scrambled for another low cost labor option.

    Just how hard is it to get a factory full of negroes to produce goods of high quality? Obviously it's easier to just abandon your factory, site and build a new one from scratch in Mexico, Honduras, Taiwan, or China, learn the local language, build a new set of engineering documents in the new language, recruit and train a new workforce, develop a new supply chain, figure out the legal intricacies and logistics of export and import, and pay for the difference in freight costs from the new location, and pay more for marketing to overcome the loss of goodwill resulting from offshoring manufacturing operations - not to mention incurring the risks associated with huge capital investment in the third world.

    The idea that Africa, with its endless "resource" of 70 IQ Africans, can develop and sustain an industrial economy is hilarious. They cannot even operate farms, productive and profitable farms, the day after murdering the white owners. Even with all the machinery and seed obtained free, the farms are ruined fallow wastelands within a year.

    Obviously, from what I read in this thread, even those who have internalized HBD have not or can not internalize what an average IQ of 70 truly means. These are people who would require constant supervision for a job mopping floors or emptying trash cans. These are people who cannot even today figure out how to ensure they will have food tomorrow. You see a photo of a shiny new building in Africa and fail to reflect that it was funded by Western charity or resource extraction, designed by Westerners, and built with Western tech under supervision of Westerners - and that it will lie in ruin inside a decade. There is NO good news about Africa. And this population explosion, entirely the predictable result of providing Western medicine and technology alongside Western food aid, is unquestionably the worst disaster the world has ever seen. Must we wait for headlines screaming, "ANOTHER 100 MILLION DEAD FROM FAMINE IN AFRICA," and "FIFTY MILLION FEARED DEAD IN LATEST EBOLA OUTBREAK," before realizing the only solution to Africa is quarantine like we have for the Sentinel Islanders?

    Bravo, Sir! A tour de force!

  155. @Reg Cæsar
    Reagan reneged? First I've heard that one.

    Most of us thought he got taken by the shifty Mick Tip.

    Reagan made a deal with the Democrats and they reneged

    Reagan reneged? First I’ve heard that one.

    ????

    I didn’t say that. The whole Reagan was duped and Reagan admitted it was a mistake nonsense really gets to me. Nothing that happens at this level is because somebody got duped. All the loopholes and all end-arounds in the law are put there on purpose. You can thank Pete Wilson (R-Cal) for the most fraud ridden part of that bill. It is even more ridiculous to let Reagan off the hook because he said it was a “mistake”. Did all the illegals who were amnestied immediately go back to Mexico once the realized Reagan was sorry? This wasn’t a mistake. A mistake is forgetting to add in the milk when you go grocery shopping. Helping to fundamentally alter the demographics of the country is more than just a mistake.

  156. @International Jew

    So, probably 2% of Syrian welders, lawyers, doctors would be able to pass a licensing test within two or three years of arriving. What is that, like 40 people? out of a million? It is a total freaking joke.
     
    Palestinians (working in Israel) are top-notch auto mechanics. I think Germany and Sweden could do a lot worse than to extend an invitation to the entire Palestinian people.

    Worked out well for Lebanon in 1975.

    • Replies: @International Jew
    Lebanon didn't have any magic dirt. This time will be different.
  157. @ben tillman

    Well [the ILGWU] obviously didn’t have as much say as the Jews in 1965 did they?
     
    The ILGWU was a Jewish outfit from the start, wasn't it?

    http://jwa.org/encyclopedia/article/international-ladies-garment-workers-union

    The International Ladies Garment Workers Union was founded in 1900. The eleven Jewish men who founded the union represented seven local unions from East Coast cities with heavy Jewish immigrant populations.

    ***

    More recently, as the ILGWU’s membership has shifted from Jewish and Italian women to Latino, African-American, and Asian women, one Jewish woman has served as the union’s legislative voice in the halls of Congress for almost half a century. Unlike the other Jewish women of prominence in the union, Evelyn Dubrow was not an immigrant. She grew up in New Jersey and was educated at the New York University School of Journalism.
     

    I didn’t know that I was just referring to the sympathy people had for the Jews after WWII and the idea that we in the US turned them away when they were fleeing Germany. It made people soften up on immigration. That and the fact the economyn was booming.

  158. @Reg Cæsar
    Forget it-- you'll never get through to the Marks and Hippos. They'll never forgive Ronnie for saying "tear down that wall", the wall that protected the union workers of the German Democratic Republic of Erich Honecker and Dean Reed from capitalist exploitation from the West. The GDR had no immigration problem-- their wall worked.

    Reagan was also weak on the blacklist that kept Mark's favorite writers and actors from working. Scripts were rotting in the fields!

    I don’t give a damn about the people in the movie industry Ronnie outed to try and keep his busted career going. However, I will say this: his pathological fear of communism that outed a bunch of cocktail party pinkos made nobody any safer. He did however waste a boatload of money on useless defense spending that in no way made us safer.

    Reagan IS responsible for the three things doing the most damage to the white working class in this country. Obviously his looking the other way while illegals were flooding the country and amnestying them is number one. However, he was also behind free trade. Now maybe being as stupid as he was he really did believe the rhetoric about it increasing exports but nobody in corporate offices was that stupid. Finally, he tasked the NSF with creating the big lie campaign behind the massive expansion in tech guest worker visas.

    One could go on about how he expanded affirmative action even though he was supposedly conservative. One could talk about his putting neocons into significant foreign policy positions or his drug dealing. One could talk about his mishandling of the thrifts leading to the S&L fiasco. The list of stupidity and malfeasance is almost endless and has nothing to do with being on the left and has more to do with actual traditional conservatism which Reagan most certainly was not.

    He did give good speeches. it is too bad they didn’t have “As seen on TV” then. Reagan was natural for that.

    • Replies: @notsaying
    I wish I saw more commentary on Reagan like yours.

    It is very strange to see Republicans remain so focused on worshiping Reagan and praising him. The party's been around more than 100 years, Reagan's been out of the presidency for over 25 years.

    Time to move away from Reagan, time to realize he wasn't perfect.
    , @Reg Cæsar

    However, he was also behind free trade.
     
    Oh, yeah? Then how come the Japanese rushed to build all those auto plants in the US during his administration? They didn't see him as a free trader. What he did was to play trade and protection against one another that's called "moderation".

    But to you union types, a Chevy made in Ontario is American, but a Honda made in Ohio is not, all because of a card in someone's pocket.

    his pathological fear of communism
     
    Compared to whom? Harry Truman, who incinerated women and children by the hundred thousand, just to show the Commies we could, and who got us into a useless ground war in Korea? Or Lyndon Johnson, who sent my brother to Vietnam, never to return? (And opened the borders to India and China. And pushed through the civil rights laws-- how's that working out for the white working class?)

    What you don't realize is that during the Cold War, everybody in America (save those "party pinkos") had this "pathological" fear of Communism.

    Reagan differed in that he saw the contradiction in everyone else's anti-Communism-- they were going to take over the world with their sick economy. SDI exposed the absurdity of all that. And did so without even being built. Pretty smart, I'd say.

    Yes, he spent too much on defense, but that "peace dividend" later presidents enjoyed had to come from somewhere.
  159. @Stan D Mute

    I suspect that corporations eager to avoid hiring blacks were silently behind the push to open the borders as well.
     
    Not just open the borders, but legalize the mestizos so they may have legal employment in major manufacturing concerns like the Big Three automakers, GE, etc. Initially those folks encouraged the Great Migration of the negroes, but when they learned firsthand that the negroes came with chronic indolence, malingering, and incompetence, they scrambled for another low cost labor option.

    Just how hard is it to get a factory full of negroes to produce goods of high quality? Obviously it's easier to just abandon your factory, site and build a new one from scratch in Mexico, Honduras, Taiwan, or China, learn the local language, build a new set of engineering documents in the new language, recruit and train a new workforce, develop a new supply chain, figure out the legal intricacies and logistics of export and import, and pay for the difference in freight costs from the new location, and pay more for marketing to overcome the loss of goodwill resulting from offshoring manufacturing operations - not to mention incurring the risks associated with huge capital investment in the third world.

    The idea that Africa, with its endless "resource" of 70 IQ Africans, can develop and sustain an industrial economy is hilarious. They cannot even operate farms, productive and profitable farms, the day after murdering the white owners. Even with all the machinery and seed obtained free, the farms are ruined fallow wastelands within a year.

    Obviously, from what I read in this thread, even those who have internalized HBD have not or can not internalize what an average IQ of 70 truly means. These are people who would require constant supervision for a job mopping floors or emptying trash cans. These are people who cannot even today figure out how to ensure they will have food tomorrow. You see a photo of a shiny new building in Africa and fail to reflect that it was funded by Western charity or resource extraction, designed by Westerners, and built with Western tech under supervision of Westerners - and that it will lie in ruin inside a decade. There is NO good news about Africa. And this population explosion, entirely the predictable result of providing Western medicine and technology alongside Western food aid, is unquestionably the worst disaster the world has ever seen. Must we wait for headlines screaming, "ANOTHER 100 MILLION DEAD FROM FAMINE IN AFRICA," and "FIFTY MILLION FEARED DEAD IN LATEST EBOLA OUTBREAK," before realizing the only solution to Africa is quarantine like we have for the Sentinel Islanders?

    Great comment. Europeans and other Westerners do not have any idea of how attractive their countries are to Africans who have no hope of survival in their own. Nor can they see the criminal insanity of giving Africa the means to expand its population to a level the natives have no hope of supporting.

    Europe’s “border control” is equivalent to someone owning a mansion full of priceless valuables in Detroit, leaving the doors unlocked, and letting it be known there is no security system – and then expecting the goodwill of the surrounding population to save them from burglary and home invasion.

    • Replies: @Anonym
    Bono and Bob Geldof have a lot to answer for.
  160. @ren
    How is it that the Japanese can learn from failure but our gov't can't?

    They had this great idea. They tried it. It failed. They did an about face and worked to remedy the damage. Seems like the obvious thing to do.

    The Japanese just announced that they have 12 million positions open to foreigners.

  161. @Steve Sailer
    Worked out well for Lebanon in 1975.

    Lebanon didn’t have any magic dirt. This time will be different.

  162. @Romanian

    I suspect there’s tens of millions of parents in Africa who believe at least one of their kids will end up in the First World — and tens of millions of their kids believe that too. The same goes for other places around the world, too, of course.
     
    http://www.unz.com/isteve/gallup-poll-640-million-want-to-emigrate-to-first-world/

    640 million, just the adults, plus any dependents they might have accrued and can bring over, if not their entire village.

    I found this ad on a Kenyan blog. They probably advertise all over the world. I thought these “businesses” were being closed down.

    http://www.doctoresparati.com/home.html

  163. @Rob McX
    Great comment. Europeans and other Westerners do not have any idea of how attractive their countries are to Africans who have no hope of survival in their own. Nor can they see the criminal insanity of giving Africa the means to expand its population to a level the natives have no hope of supporting.

    Europe's "border control" is equivalent to someone owning a mansion full of priceless valuables in Detroit, leaving the doors unlocked, and letting it be known there is no security system - and then expecting the goodwill of the surrounding population to save them from burglary and home invasion.

    Bono and Bob Geldof have a lot to answer for.

  164. @Steve Sailer
    I can remember noticing that Smart Indians was a thing while at UCLA in 1981, maybe 15 years ahead of corporate wisdom.

    I can remember noticing that Smart Indians was a thing while at UCLA in 1981, maybe 15 years ahead of corporate wisdom.

    Heck, we had ’em in 1971 up the hill at Generic Teachers Tech State in the snowy wilds of upstate New York. But a county or two away in the tourist towns, they’d’ve got a somewhat different impression from those running the cheap motels. The professor’s son in our own class was the poster child for regression to the mean.

    Scott Adams draws Ashok as hopelessly naïve, but in my experience, behind the ingratiating smile smart Indians are a remarkably cynical lot. (Hmm… Adams’s alma mater shares a town with a state teachers college. Maybe Ashok isn’t from Pacific Bell.)

  165. @Pericles
    Not my blog, I'll note. Here are a couple of the salient points (SVT is the government TV broadcaster, one of the major media entities):

    SVT claims still insist that 37 percent of Syrians are "educated" or "university education". The SVT has come up through the redefinition of highly skilled to all who have some post-secondary education, including a half-year training as a welder or even the koran school.

    SVT definition, "persons who have declared that they have studied up to two years or longer than two years at tertiary level". Note the subtle manipulation "up to two years or more", which gives SVT semantic leeway to take even the few months training and get up to 37 percent. Half a year of training is the "up to" two years. SVT then compare the figures from their own home made definition with Swedish generally accepted definition of highly educated, where 26 percent have at least three years of post-secondary education. So it was that SVT to its surreal conclusion that refugees from extremely underdeveloped Syria has an education "10 percent above average" for Sweden.

    In fact, nearly half of the Syrians only lower secondary education and only one in ten are highly educated. This is described by SVT with the words:

    "An unprecedented stream of graduates"
    "Into the land flowing fully trained engineers, doctors and economists."
    "Refugees coming to Sweden has many of the university and college courses."
    "The largest academic influx so far."
    "It's raining competence of Sweden right now. Academic, doctoral theses and heavy degrees "
     
    The leftist paper Aftonbladet joined in. Sanandaji's response:

    Aftonbladet: Four out of ten Syrian refugees are academics, if by academics you mean welders and mechanics
    ...
    The Rain of Competence scam is not only interesting in itself. It is the smoking gun that proves beyond all doubt that the Swedish journalists deliberately lying about immigration. Some are still gullible and have difficulty believing that journalists systematized lying. But what is this other than consummate lie? A normal talented teenager understands the distinction between academic education (minimum bachelor's degree) and a few months of training as a welder. One need not go after the argument from authority, it is enough to read Aftonbladet and SVT absurd definition of graduates in itself.
     
    At first I thought the whole thing was ridiculous, because it's so amateurishly wrong ... next that the right word actually was 'sinister'.

    If the new European “refugees” can’t speak German, or French, or Italian, or Swedish, or English … and will never learn, what difference will it make if they claim to hold a degree in … (fill in the blank) from the University of Bangladesh, especially since the certificate can be bought on the open market for a small fee? Besides, permenent welfare in Sweden is preferable to life in … (fill in the blank).

    Presumption? No, I spent a decade working in the Middle East. I ran into legions of TCNs (Third Country Nationals) with paper evidence of degrees, health certificates, and anything else that was needed to qualify for a job. How many of these were fake? One has to know the cultures ….

    Yes, people in most cultures do whatever they need to do to improve their lot in life, especially if they c0me from a non-European culture that depreciates the rule of law and integrity is a virtue for fools.

  166. Ran across a news article about the new “refugees” in Berlin rioting. There were injuries and arrests. To keep the peace, the police would like the “refugees” separated by religion and country of origin.

    Let see, Sunnis mixed with Shiites mixed with Christians mixed with Druze mixed with a sprinkling of Animists from Morocco, Lybia, Syria, Afghanistan, Iraq, Pakistan, and sub-Saharan Africa … all at Angela Merkel’s Kumbaya Party serving pork sausage and beer.

    Germany is really in a run for the money on this!

  167. @MarkinLA
    I don't give a damn about the people in the movie industry Ronnie outed to try and keep his busted career going. However, I will say this: his pathological fear of communism that outed a bunch of cocktail party pinkos made nobody any safer. He did however waste a boatload of money on useless defense spending that in no way made us safer.

    Reagan IS responsible for the three things doing the most damage to the white working class in this country. Obviously his looking the other way while illegals were flooding the country and amnestying them is number one. However, he was also behind free trade. Now maybe being as stupid as he was he really did believe the rhetoric about it increasing exports but nobody in corporate offices was that stupid. Finally, he tasked the NSF with creating the big lie campaign behind the massive expansion in tech guest worker visas.

    One could go on about how he expanded affirmative action even though he was supposedly conservative. One could talk about his putting neocons into significant foreign policy positions or his drug dealing. One could talk about his mishandling of the thrifts leading to the S&L fiasco. The list of stupidity and malfeasance is almost endless and has nothing to do with being on the left and has more to do with actual traditional conservatism which Reagan most certainly was not.

    He did give good speeches. it is too bad they didn't have "As seen on TV" then. Reagan was natural for that.

    I wish I saw more commentary on Reagan like yours.

    It is very strange to see Republicans remain so focused on worshiping Reagan and praising him. The party’s been around more than 100 years, Reagan’s been out of the presidency for over 25 years.

    Time to move away from Reagan, time to realize he wasn’t perfect.

    • Replies: @Former Darfur
    Ronald Reagan accomplished two things. He broke the Soviet Union and he proved beyond all doubt that he was, in fact, an actor of the first rank.

    The problem is that no one understands that these two things were closely related.

    I am reminded of a story by an old duffer I knew that when he attended eighth grade, at that school each new student was assaulted and initiated by receiving painful punches, called "bunnies", to the head and other areas and by being grabbed thereafter and having his head stuck in the nearest toilet, flushed or not as circumstances permitted. He decided that was not okay, so being a geek, and his father being a ham radio operator in the days of high voltage, he got a large oil filled capacitor and charged it up to a thousand or so volts and wrapped it in wax paper. On his first day of school he carried it to school and when he was attacked, he shoved the charged cap into the face of his assailant, terminals first. The assailant was knocked cold and started shaking violently. He then ran after the second punk with the device, who turned tail and ran. However, the capacitor was now discharged and harmless-it was a bluff and he knew it. The punks didn't, though.

    He wasn't bothered again.

    SDI, although it conceivably might work now (and might not) , certainly wasn't going to work back then. Ron had them convinced it would and that was the end of the Soviets. Had the Hollywood elite not been a bunch of stupid, spiteful leftists, they'd have given Ronald Reagan a Lifetime Achievement Academy Award, without further comment. No actor ever deserved it more.
  168. @Stan D Mute

    No, Detroit has Tragic Dirt. Detroit’s suburbs have Magic Dirt.
     
    Having been born in Detroit (for the record, I was not the last white, it is rumored there may have been one after me), I can attest that all Detroit's Magic Dirt was moved north of 8 Mile into Oakland County in 1968 during the great Detroit Dirt Move project spearheaded by L Brooks Patterson before he was elected as Oakland County's Chief Racist. Later, a highway was built as fortification to keep the Magic Dirt from being returned to Detroit as well as keep the Africans from moving north. However, since all the Magic Dirt, and thus intelligence which thrives thereupon, was in Oakland County, the highway had to be built at 10 Mile rather than on the 8 Mile border thus effectively allowing a subset of Africans to reside on the Magic Dirt between 8 & 10 Mile roads. Thus Southfield was born with its Magic Negroes nourished on the purloined Magic Dirt.

    Detroit truly has a fascinating history.

    Of course! The racist whites couldn’t bear to see blacks benefit from the Magic Dirt so they took it with them. Typical! So Daniel Williams was right too, it was because of racism.

  169. @Big Bill

    It should be obvious that when you don’t have enough for 1 wife and 5 kids, the answer is not to get another wife and have more kids.
     
    A category error. His wives support themselves and their children.

    There is no expectation in African societies that the men support their wives and children. The wives work. The kids work.

    In Africa men buy their wives. This is called "lobola" or "bride price". Lobola is denominated in cows, not cash.

    This is the US ghetto pattern as well. The women provide the money (TANF, Section 8, etc.) to feed themselves and their children and expect little or nothing from their paramours.

    It’s the Bill Clinton pattern.

    • Replies: @Reg Cæsar

    Bill Jones says:
    December 2, 2015 at 5:29 am GMT
    @Big Bill
    It’s the Bill Clinton pattern.

     

    Wow, that's a lot of Bills in a single comment. It looks like Orchard Park on a Sunday afternoon in the fall.
  170. @The Man From K Street

    The AMA has a lot of power: they control, for all practical purposes, all the state legislatures in terms of setting state rules, which all just so happen to agree on all particulars.
     
    Not really. If they did, then the first thing they'd do is get the state legislatures to raise the standards of proof and tighten the rules of evidence wrt to medical malpractice. That's why legal malpractice is comparatively so rare: the state legislatures are really controlled by the state bars (most legislators of course are attorneys), who have the hurdles re-written much higher.

    Think of law and medicine as two warring priesthoods. One envies the other its money (no defense contractor can prescribe a F-35 to the government and expect it to be purchased the way a doc can expect Uncle Sam to agree to an Rx), while the other envies the rival's power (see the rule-writing protections above).

    They are warring priesthoods in the sense the Catholics and the Calvinists were when they conspired to roast Michael Servetus. It must be admitted that the percentage of attorneys in state legislatures is much higher, but by the same token, there are cracks in the ABA monopoly the AMA doesn’t have. In California, for instance, one can become a lawyer (albeit with great inconvenience and with the limitation one may practice nowhere else) by attending a non-accredited law school or none at all even: and in Kansas, a law school in Wichita was able to become accredited (but alas, only within the state) despite the ABA’s refusal to grant its unction.

  171. @notsaying
    I wish I saw more commentary on Reagan like yours.

    It is very strange to see Republicans remain so focused on worshiping Reagan and praising him. The party's been around more than 100 years, Reagan's been out of the presidency for over 25 years.

    Time to move away from Reagan, time to realize he wasn't perfect.

    Ronald Reagan accomplished two things. He broke the Soviet Union and he proved beyond all doubt that he was, in fact, an actor of the first rank.

    The problem is that no one understands that these two things were closely related.

    I am reminded of a story by an old duffer I knew that when he attended eighth grade, at that school each new student was assaulted and initiated by receiving painful punches, called “bunnies”, to the head and other areas and by being grabbed thereafter and having his head stuck in the nearest toilet, flushed or not as circumstances permitted. He decided that was not okay, so being a geek, and his father being a ham radio operator in the days of high voltage, he got a large oil filled capacitor and charged it up to a thousand or so volts and wrapped it in wax paper. On his first day of school he carried it to school and when he was attacked, he shoved the charged cap into the face of his assailant, terminals first. The assailant was knocked cold and started shaking violently. He then ran after the second punk with the device, who turned tail and ran. However, the capacitor was now discharged and harmless-it was a bluff and he knew it. The punks didn’t, though.

    He wasn’t bothered again.

    SDI, although it conceivably might work now (and might not) , certainly wasn’t going to work back then. Ron had them convinced it would and that was the end of the Soviets. Had the Hollywood elite not been a bunch of stupid, spiteful leftists, they’d have given Ronald Reagan a Lifetime Achievement Academy Award, without further comment. No actor ever deserved it more.

    • Replies: @athEIst
    I get so sick of hearing RR(or that other old doddering fool(Vatican bank? What Vatican bank) JPII) destroyed the USSR. Sheik Yamani destroyed the USSR by convincing the Saudi Arabian king that SA must retake control of OPEC. This project cost SA about 1 trillion and kept oil prices low for almost 15 years. Low oil prices killed the USSR.
  172. Whether or not SDI could have worked was immaterial. The Soviets realized that trying to keep up with our SDI efforts would bankrupt them. We could afford to, and did, piss away billions of dollars on SDI; they could not.

    Reagan also gave the impression, deliberately I think, of being a bit unbalanced. So when he said his plan for ending the Cold War was, “We win. They lose”, it gave the bad guys pause. This was quite a change from the realpolitik of Kissinger and the appeasement of Carter.

  173. @Svigor
    "Promise of Youth," lol. "We promise to swarm your countries, and either bar you from ours, or make such a dump of it that we won't have to; we promise to loudly denounce you and demand ever-increasing amounts of gibsmedat."

    Some Promise.

    “It’s our culture,” said the mother of five. “I didn’t want it, but as God brings it, I accept it.”
     
    Sort of like YT's largess (and territory, and patrimony).

    It used to have Magic Dirt, the big question is what caused it to turn Tragic.
     
    Democrat rule! Socialism! Because Sweden! Or, something.

    This shouldn’t be all that hard to encourage through the media, but does anybody want to be seen encouraging blacks to reproduce less?
     
    Precisely. Yet another way in which leftists' "anti-racism" (AKA complete mental breakdown along racial lines) is causing the left to eat its own face. I mean, giving black African women an escape from their misogynistic, paternalistic, abusive, oppressive, forcing-them-into-the-kitchen-while-barefoot-and-pregnant husbands? Giving them ways to control their own bodies and prevent being baby factories for their misogynistic husbands? Oh, noes, that can't be leftist!

    How dare they interrupt age old traditions by inserting modern medicine and ready access to food into such a venerable culture?
     
    This is actually the first thing I thought of when I read the comment above about how YT hasn't committed any sins against Africans (or something like that). It actually kind of is a sin to artificially raise the carrying capacity of a region populated with incompetents; something will inevitably go wrong, interrupting the largess, and precipitating a massive die-off as the carrying capacity falls back down to what the incompetents can sustain.

    The sin of excessive and thoughtless charity, resting on the foundation of the delusion of human equality.

    It actually kind of is a sin to artificially raise the carrying capacity of a region populated with incompetents; something will inevitably go wrong, interrupting the largess, and precipitating a massive die-off as the carrying capacity falls back down to what the incompetents can sustain. .
    Iraq had a population of <3 million in 1920. I doubt the Ottomans fed them, so they must have fed themselves. There was no oil. Now the population of Iraq is 33 million and food is imported and the oil pays for it. When the oil runs out?
    Once before, the mineral exports (gems, gold, ores of many types)of Arabia fueled an Arabian population boom and then the exports ceased. Must have been the 7th century.

  174. @Boris Notspasky

    Aftonbladet: Four out of ten Syrian refugees are academics, if by academics you mean welders and mechanics

     
    Okay, but even if they have a skill, all European countries have pretty strict licensing requirements including written tests, interviews and actual performance evaluations from certified supervisors. So, it doesn't matter if you say you are a welder, lawyer, doctor, you have to pass their test. It generally takes years to learn enough of the new language and specific language for the job to pass a licensing test. So, probably 2% of Syrian welders, lawyers, doctors would be able to pass a licensing test within two or three years of arriving. What is that, like 40 people? out of a million? It is a total freaking joke.

    Did the idiot writer even ask what the pass rate is for foreigners taking licensing exams in European countries? of course not, that would mess up his plausible deniability. The writer is a dindu research kind of guy.

    2%. What is that, like 40 people? out of a million? It is a total freaking joke..
    2% of 1 million is 20,000. I agree with your point, just not with your math.

  175. @Stan D Mute

    I suspect that corporations eager to avoid hiring blacks were silently behind the push to open the borders as well.
     
    Not just open the borders, but legalize the mestizos so they may have legal employment in major manufacturing concerns like the Big Three automakers, GE, etc. Initially those folks encouraged the Great Migration of the negroes, but when they learned firsthand that the negroes came with chronic indolence, malingering, and incompetence, they scrambled for another low cost labor option.

    Just how hard is it to get a factory full of negroes to produce goods of high quality? Obviously it's easier to just abandon your factory, site and build a new one from scratch in Mexico, Honduras, Taiwan, or China, learn the local language, build a new set of engineering documents in the new language, recruit and train a new workforce, develop a new supply chain, figure out the legal intricacies and logistics of export and import, and pay for the difference in freight costs from the new location, and pay more for marketing to overcome the loss of goodwill resulting from offshoring manufacturing operations - not to mention incurring the risks associated with huge capital investment in the third world.

    The idea that Africa, with its endless "resource" of 70 IQ Africans, can develop and sustain an industrial economy is hilarious. They cannot even operate farms, productive and profitable farms, the day after murdering the white owners. Even with all the machinery and seed obtained free, the farms are ruined fallow wastelands within a year.

    Obviously, from what I read in this thread, even those who have internalized HBD have not or can not internalize what an average IQ of 70 truly means. These are people who would require constant supervision for a job mopping floors or emptying trash cans. These are people who cannot even today figure out how to ensure they will have food tomorrow. You see a photo of a shiny new building in Africa and fail to reflect that it was funded by Western charity or resource extraction, designed by Westerners, and built with Western tech under supervision of Westerners - and that it will lie in ruin inside a decade. There is NO good news about Africa. And this population explosion, entirely the predictable result of providing Western medicine and technology alongside Western food aid, is unquestionably the worst disaster the world has ever seen. Must we wait for headlines screaming, "ANOTHER 100 MILLION DEAD FROM FAMINE IN AFRICA," and "FIFTY MILLION FEARED DEAD IN LATEST EBOLA OUTBREAK," before realizing the only solution to Africa is quarantine like we have for the Sentinel Islanders?

    you must always remember “nothing was ever built in Africa south of the equator larger than a grass hut.” There is a reason for that.

  176. @Former Darfur
    Ronald Reagan accomplished two things. He broke the Soviet Union and he proved beyond all doubt that he was, in fact, an actor of the first rank.

    The problem is that no one understands that these two things were closely related.

    I am reminded of a story by an old duffer I knew that when he attended eighth grade, at that school each new student was assaulted and initiated by receiving painful punches, called "bunnies", to the head and other areas and by being grabbed thereafter and having his head stuck in the nearest toilet, flushed or not as circumstances permitted. He decided that was not okay, so being a geek, and his father being a ham radio operator in the days of high voltage, he got a large oil filled capacitor and charged it up to a thousand or so volts and wrapped it in wax paper. On his first day of school he carried it to school and when he was attacked, he shoved the charged cap into the face of his assailant, terminals first. The assailant was knocked cold and started shaking violently. He then ran after the second punk with the device, who turned tail and ran. However, the capacitor was now discharged and harmless-it was a bluff and he knew it. The punks didn't, though.

    He wasn't bothered again.

    SDI, although it conceivably might work now (and might not) , certainly wasn't going to work back then. Ron had them convinced it would and that was the end of the Soviets. Had the Hollywood elite not been a bunch of stupid, spiteful leftists, they'd have given Ronald Reagan a Lifetime Achievement Academy Award, without further comment. No actor ever deserved it more.

    I get so sick of hearing RR(or that other old doddering fool(Vatican bank? What Vatican bank) JPII) destroyed the USSR. Sheik Yamani destroyed the USSR by convincing the Saudi Arabian king that SA must retake control of OPEC. This project cost SA about 1 trillion and kept oil prices low for almost 15 years. Low oil prices killed the USSR.

  177. @MarkinLA
    I don't give a damn about the people in the movie industry Ronnie outed to try and keep his busted career going. However, I will say this: his pathological fear of communism that outed a bunch of cocktail party pinkos made nobody any safer. He did however waste a boatload of money on useless defense spending that in no way made us safer.

    Reagan IS responsible for the three things doing the most damage to the white working class in this country. Obviously his looking the other way while illegals were flooding the country and amnestying them is number one. However, he was also behind free trade. Now maybe being as stupid as he was he really did believe the rhetoric about it increasing exports but nobody in corporate offices was that stupid. Finally, he tasked the NSF with creating the big lie campaign behind the massive expansion in tech guest worker visas.

    One could go on about how he expanded affirmative action even though he was supposedly conservative. One could talk about his putting neocons into significant foreign policy positions or his drug dealing. One could talk about his mishandling of the thrifts leading to the S&L fiasco. The list of stupidity and malfeasance is almost endless and has nothing to do with being on the left and has more to do with actual traditional conservatism which Reagan most certainly was not.

    He did give good speeches. it is too bad they didn't have "As seen on TV" then. Reagan was natural for that.

    However, he was also behind free trade.

    Oh, yeah? Then how come the Japanese rushed to build all those auto plants in the US during his administration? They didn’t see him as a free trader. What he did was to play trade and protection against one another that’s called “moderation”.

    But to you union types, a Chevy made in Ontario is American, but a Honda made in Ohio is not, all because of a card in someone’s pocket.

    his pathological fear of communism

    Compared to whom? Harry Truman, who incinerated women and children by the hundred thousand, just to show the Commies we could, and who got us into a useless ground war in Korea? Or Lyndon Johnson, who sent my brother to Vietnam, never to return? (And opened the borders to India and China. And pushed through the civil rights laws– how’s that working out for the white working class?)

    What you don’t realize is that during the Cold War, everybody in America (save those “party pinkos”) had this “pathological” fear of Communism.

    Reagan differed in that he saw the contradiction in everyone else’s anti-Communism– they were going to take over the world with their sick economy. SDI exposed the absurdity of all that. And did so without even being built. Pretty smart, I’d say.

    Yes, he spent too much on defense, but that “peace dividend” later presidents enjoyed had to come from somewhere.

  178. @Bill Jones
    It's the Bill Clinton pattern.

    Bill Jones says:
    December 2, 2015 at 5:29 am GMT
    @Big Bill
    It’s the Bill Clinton pattern.

    Wow, that’s a lot of Bills in a single comment. It looks like Orchard Park on a Sunday afternoon in the fall.

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    @Charles Erwin Wilson
    Send in the NGO's to educate the women. Fertility rates will drop below the 2.0 threshold faster that you can write "Obama is a Halfican-American."

    That’s what happened in the West where white men have always, since the dawn of time, respected and allowed, no encouraged, their women folk to be independent. The popular belief is that the Africans after all are just like us, so what can go wrong? Africans aren’t like us, and any thoughts of independence on the part of the women will at best starve you to death, at worst get you thrown of a building.

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